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right now, northbound 880 remains shut down this hour after a deadly crash late last night. it killed three people and five others are hurt. we just learned a short time ago that those five hospitalized include one adult male and four kids. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. it's wednesday, may 16th. this is a major investigation that's been taking more than seven hours already. >> what a terrible crash. our hearts are heavy any time you hear children are involved. we're hearing a driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. >> matt keller just got new information from the chp. what do we know? >> reporter: we did just talk
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with the chp and they gave us new information. one of the pieces of information is that they are planning on having the whole northbound lanes, all the northbound lanes of 880 open hopefully within the next half hour or so. they may be opening up one lane shortly in the next few minutes. you can see they're trying to move that cadillac escalade off to the side. that is the vehicle that eight people were traveling in last night when this crash happened. it rolled and three people were ejected from that vehicle, three people did die. here's video from the scene from overnight. a huge response from emergency crews on the northbound side of 880 in fremont between auto mall parkway and stevenson boulevard. three people were killed, a woman, a young adult in teens. five others were taken to the hospital including the infant. we did just hear the infant is okay but the other juvenile is
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in critical condition. >> prior to that we received calls of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed recklessly. it appears that vehicle that was report earlier was the cause of the collision. >> the chp says the man at the wheel of a white toyota camry was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. that driver appears to be okay but is being checked out at the hospital. they have one other vehicle they need to get out of the way. the chp says they hope to have this open by 5:30 this morning. live in fremont, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> we appreciate the update. thank you. we're going to see how traffic is affected so far this morning. seeing any volumes building? >> not yet, reggie. it's still early enough, especially in this location that we're not seeing huge delays. we have surface street options as well. this is where our sig alert is, northbound 880, all traffic forced off at auto mall parkway.
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that crash happened north of there at stevenson. not seeing red or yellow approaching that closure. you can use fremont or mission boulevard for an alternate. both of those are still looking good there this morning. we're not seeing any major delays. it want to mention, i know matt said about 5:30 chp hoping to have the northbound side of 880 back open. we're hearing that caltrans maybe does not have enough cones on hand to set up a traffic pattern. maybe they'll totally get it back open. i'll have the latest coming up in a few minutes. everything else quiet this morning. right now let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> thanks, alexis. the winds have been the big story, the cool air they've been bringing off the ocean, they're still doing it this morning. 17 mile wind at fairfield. temperatures about two or three degrees cooler this morning. hardly noticeable. with a cooler start, looks like we'll have a cooler than average day.
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low to mid 50s in most neighborhoods, mid to upper 50s at the coast. the rest of the day with low to mid 60s along the kba. a stray shower or sprinkle possible. sunshine mixed in with the clouds, absolutely. just know it's going to be cooler than average once again. we'll take an hour by hour look at that chance of rain coming up. a fairfield mom accused of abusing her ten kids and raising them in squaller has been out on bail. we'll be watching this morning to see if that changes. >> that's because she's headed back to court to face much more serious charges. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live in fairfield. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, natasha. she now faces nine charges of felony child abuse. meanwhile, her husband is speaking out from jail saying authorities have it all wrong. he says his german shepherd puppy is responsible for all of the massive feces in the bathroom as you see in the pictures released by police. other pictures show a messy house. but the dad says it functions
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well with the older children caring for the younger ones. police accuse jonathan allen and ina rogers of bunching, burning and waterboarding their ten children. >> i'm not an animal. i'm not a torturer and i'm not a monster. i am not a cruel dad whatsoever. i am the most loving parent that i could possibly be. >> allen says the kids have been brainwashed into thinking they were abused. the children are now all in the care of their maternal grandmother. their mother, rogers, will appear in court this morning. their dad, allen, is being held in jail. bail set at $5.2 million. live in fairfield, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. fremont police are asking for your help to find this missing at-risk 14-year-old. investigators zajac connor went missing yesterday afternoon. he was last seen near central
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and blake howell road. wearing a dark blue michigan sweatshirt with a yellow hood. if you see him, please call police. the resignation of a santa clara councilman is official. >> this is after allegations he sexually harassed students at the schools where he taught. >> the next action is to accept the letter of resignation. >> reporter: the santa clara city council voted to accept the resignation. had he not resigned tuesday morning, he would have phased his accusers at tuesday night's meeting. >> he's a sexual predator. he needs to register. he needs to be -- it's just not right. >> i was saddened to hear that i was not the only one, that this was a pattern of behavior. >> reporter: lydia is one of five people who filed complaints with the police department. she was on his campaign staff. other accusers were students.
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>> his actions have been a terrible strain -- stain on the city and it's time for us to come together as a city and to move forward. >> reporter: the city council voted june announcely to develop a censure policy to deal with members who might violate the code of conduct. co-serta released a statement saying the allegations against me are false in every sense of the word, yet i have been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion without due process or recognition of my distinguished service to the school or city. cass serta was running for county supervisor, he's dropped out of the race. right now storms are devastating the atlantic coast. i want to show you all the different images that we're getting into our live desk here. i can tell you the latest information that we have, the death toll going up overnight. unfortunately five people dead because of these storms, and
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right now there are hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power, and look at this photo taken in connecticut. lightning strikes forced the evacuation of a control tower at this airport in hartford county. the storm hit so fast it grounded planes and stopped trains. thousands of people stuck in grand central station, crammed into the terminal during rush hour. there is a state of emergency in new york because of severe storms. and if you're heading out east, you want to make sure to check your flight status before you leave this morning. >> want to take you back to our major traffic alert and sig alert this morning in fremont. want to take you live to the scene where it looks like we have a forklift taking away the last of the five vehicles involved in this deadly crash. this happened around 9:30 last night. that's pretty incredible, just lifting that vehicle up and right out of those northbound lanes. they do look like they have the debris swept out of the two left lanes. i believe they'll get to work
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quickly to clean up the rest of it. i just checked in with matt keller who is there live this morning. he said they're hoping to have one or two lanes open in just a few minutes and hope to have it fully back open by about 5:30 this morning. i'd say the investigation phase is done. now they're wrapping up with this clean urp and getting close to having things back open. you just saw that last light from the scene they turned out on the freeway. they have a little sweeping to do. in the next few minutes we'll see at least one lane open. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> thank you very much, alexis. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's talk temperatures. in the inland east bay valleys dress for low to mid 50s. mt. diablo 39 degrees right now. around the bay we have low to mid 50s until you get up in the hills in los gatos. oakland 54, novato and santa rosa about 52 degrees. here is a look at the golden
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gate bridge. it is dry and fog-free right now. sunshine on the beaches, but the temperatures will still be barely in the mid to upper 50s. if you're thinking about doing a little yard work, it going to be good. today, comfortable, if you're on the bay, it will be brighter earlier. here is a look at the peninsula temperatures, 57 at 8:00 . only 61 at noon. clouds and sunshine dominant through 4:00 when we're still in the mid 60s and the chance of a stray shower tapers, ending the day with about 58. this is where we have the best chance of a spray shower or sprinkle. temperatures mostly cloudy and mid to upper 60s. no watches, no warnings right now, but a lot of wet weather along the east coast. so be careful if you're heading that way. for us we've got the slight chance of a stray shower. i'll show you an hour by hour look. let's get it back to reggie and
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natasha for news. a familiar name making an unlikely push to become one of the biggest self-driving car companies in the country. hollywood is interested in the rise and fall of palo alto's their nose. a couple says they had to
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i thought after sandy hook, where 20 six and seven year olds were slain, this would never happen again. it has happened more than 200 times in 5 years. dianne feinstein and a new generation are leading
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we have an area of low pressure over top of us, about a 30% chance mainly in the north bay. i'll show you an hour by hour look at that coming up. next week we could have a repeat in the pattern starting tuesday. the self-driving car continues to get more and more crowded as companies compete in this emerging market. >> one unlikely company has made a big push. apple. apple has the second-most self driving car permits with the dmv. general motors still dominating with 104. apple which had just three permits last year now has 55. wamo has 51. these are permits with safety drivers, not yet totally driverless. let's switch gears and talk about amazon. adopting a new policy to promote diversity following the lead of facebook and sales force and a filing with a securities and exchange commission, they announced new the board members
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selected from a pool including women and minorities. amazon's board reportedly opposed the move which outraged employee. amazon's current board is all white, there are only three women. happening today, the senate will vote on a measure about net neutrality. democrats are pushing to repeal changes to net neutrality rules passed by the fcc in december. they have enough support to pass legislation in the senate, but it will likely die in the house. net neutrality prevents broadband providers from blocking or slowing web traffic. those trying to repeal the changes the fcc made last year say they give too much power to internet service providers. 5:15. new details on how dire the housing crisis is in san francisco. "the new york times" reporting more than 6,500 people applied to live in an affordable housing complex that had just 95 units. that means applicants had less than a 2% chance of getting in. the website fortunately grub commons, one, two and three bedroom units. the city started a lottry for
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low income renters last year. winners chosen at random. a judge overturned a california's right to die lie. the husband of the woman who inspired the law is challenging the decision. >> the end of life option ability signed in 2015 was passed ill legally. he said it violated the state constitution because it was passed during a special session dealing withing and he doesn't consider it a health care issue. the law's supporters disagree. >> this is the matter of a terminally ill individual like my wife brittany, of simply having the option to pass away gently instead of suffering horrific cli from what that brain tumor was going to do to her. >> you may remember his wife brittany menard, she moved to oregon in 2014 to end her life after a diagnosis of terminal rain cancer. california's attorney general has five days to challenge yesterday's ruling.
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an a-list cast and crew is working on an upcoming movie about theranos called bad blood. >> the movie will be directed by the big short writer adam mckay and will star jennifer lawrence as elizabeth holmes. theranos was a medical testing startup in palo alto that got billions in support from investors about five years ago. in 2015 it fell over claims of inaccurate testing and fraud. happening today, the amgen tour is coming to the south bay. here is a look at the route the cyclists will take. starting at dunne avenue and east fifth street al toll 45. the week-long race takes cyclists through 645 miles in california. i want to head back to our major problem this morning in fremont. it started at 9:30 last night. this was a crash involving five vehicles and three people are
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dead as a result of this crash. we still have all lanes of northbound 880 closed. matt keller is on the scene this morning. he's saying they're getting pretty close to opening up the roadway. chp was hoping by 5:30 this morning. if you look in front of these flashing lights, there's still quite a bit of debris. all five of the vehicles involved in this crash have been cleared from the scene. they're waiting for a tow truck company to come to clear the rest of the debris. keeping a close eye on this this morning. for now everything is shut down and all traffic forced off at at toe mall parkway. seeing a little bit of a delay starting to form. that's the irs if time here this morning. other than that we're quiet. 50 minutes westbound 580 tracy to dublin. let's take a look at walnut creek where it's mostly cloudy and about 52 degrees right now.
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it is dry. there is the possibility of sprinkles, even a stray shower today with a mixture of sun and clouds and cool conditions once that chance will taper tonight, temperatures will cool back to this morning's levels, and then the weekend, we've got a little warming trend that will bring us back to average. here we are hour-by-hour, 7:00 in the morning, you can see the gray to white. that's the cloud cover. the green, that's the rain. notice it's best up across the north bay. with that counterclockwise rotation, we could have a shower just about anywhere during lunch. it's going to be so light we need to take an umbrella. you may need the sunglasses from time to time as the cloud deck will not be a complete overcast today. by 8:00 the chance tapers as we lose a lot of the heat of the day. notice we're still getting a slight chance during the overnight hours of a drizzle, maybe a stray shower. by tomorrow afternoon the chance is over. the precipitation, if you get anything, .01 inch.
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groundhog day again, upper 50s along the coast. low to mid 60s in the north bay. mid to upper 60s. a slight warming trend tomorrow. i think you'll notice the milder weather friday into saturday. the breezes kick up and the temperatures drop again for sunday, monday and tuesday. in today's gma "first look," investigators san jose they busted a drug ring operating out of dallas-ft. worth airport. >> here abc's kendis gibson. >> reporter: the new charges that the busy dallas-ft. worth airport was at the center of an alleged conspiracy to move drugs through security and onto planes heading to newark, charlotte and phoenix. prosecutors say the suspects most working for a subsidiary of american airlines thought they were moving methamphetamine and offered to move much more for a price. >> our concern is when
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individuals get any contraband through the security system at the airports and onto commercial airlines. >> reporter: ten people charged, seven american airlines employees, one still at large. the prosecutor saying the suspects vie lasted trust for cast. american airlines saying we take this matter seriously and are cooperating with law enforcement during their investigation. more details on the undercover sting coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your gma "first look," kendis gibson, nbc news, new york. all right. mark your calendars for friday morning. kylie jenner is coming to town. i don't know if she'll be here, but her pop-up is coming. she posted this on instagram, coming for you san francisco. you can take that however you want. it opens at 10:00 a.m. at 2100 grant avenue, right next to the museum of ice cream. >> you have to appreciate that synergy. >> almost looks like ice cream is melting all over it.
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mall parkway up to stevenson. that's where everyone is forced off. this is still a sig alert. in the meantime, you can use fremont boulevard or mission for an alternate. we'll have the latest from the scene with matt keller in a few minutes. san francisco is one example of any bay area neighborhood this may where the majority of our days have been below average as far as temperatures. today will be one of those days. even a sprinkle is possible. >> the fairfield mother accused of letting her ten children live in squaller will be back in court to face child abuse charges. president trump's anticipated sit-down with north korean leader kim jong-un is now j jeopardy. north korea threatening to cancel the summit because it believes south korean and u.s. military drills are provocative. number six, computer problems impacting all 24 sutter health locations this morning. doctors and nurses are forced to enter patient information manually and that is slowing
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down services. number seven, dub nation will cheer on the rockets tonight in game two of the wester conference finals. the dubs beat the rockets monday night. tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. in houston. >> we'll be watching. justin timberlake super fan still smiling after her big wish came true. >> it started with this viral video of an 88-year-old grandmother surprised by her family with tickets to see her favorite singer. >> where are you going? >> oh, god. >> hello there. >> ah. i'm so excited to meet you. >> nanny not only got to go to the concert but, as you can see, timberlake's manager arranged for the two to meet. she even asked him for a special request, a kiss. >> do you think it would be all right if i kissed you on your cheek? >> she won't mind.
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>> i won't tell her. >> what is going on here? i'm getting hustled. >> did he do it -- >> he didn't? >> i thought this was a snies story. >> nanny plans to frame her ticket and autograph. >> he did give her a shout-out from the stage. he said nammy i love you. >> would have been nice if he gave her a kiss on the cheek. >> he's forcing us to look at that sweatshirt he was wearing. >> oh, no. >> coming back with another full >> oh, no. >> coming back with another full 90 men oto balancendidate for governor the state budgetarties together while making record investments in local classrooms and creating new career training programs. antonio villaraigosa for governor.
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good morning. a live look outside right now. believe it or not, there's a chance of showers today. >> we want to begin with breaking news out of northbound 880 in fremont, still shut down after a deadly crash involving five different cars. >> taking a live look at that scene. you can see most of this has been cleaned up. we believe we're just a few minutes away from northbound 880 reopening. however, i do know the latest. still waiting for a tow truck to come and help clean up some of that debris. the vehicles are cleared, but they still need to clean up the roadway. >> a sad scene, a lot going on. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, may 16. >> mike has more on the chance of showers. >> but we want to get right to abc 7's matt keller live at the breaking news on northbound 880 in fremont. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. when i talked to chp about a half hour ago, they were hoping to have one lane open shortly
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and all lanes open by 5:30. that's not the reality this morning. a lot of debris still on the feeway. so they're going to have to clean that up before they're able to open up all of the lanes. the hope for chp is to get one lane open so traffic can move on northbound 880. this is video of the cadillac escalade being moved out of the way. chp says the vehicle rolled several times. eight people inside, three people were ejected. a woman, a young adult in their teens were killed. five others in the vehicle were hurt and taken to the hospital. chp says the man at the wheel of a white toyota camry was reported to be speeding and driving recklessly before the crash. he was >> the decision this person made to drive under the influence changed these people's lives forever. driving under the influence of marijuana is just as bad as
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driving under the influence of alcohol. >> reporter: the driver appeared to be okay but was taken to the hospital to be checked out. drivers of the three other vehicles involved were not hurt. we'll monitor the situation and see when they'll get all the lanes open. a couple vehicles were just brought up on a tow truck. they have to make sure everything is off the freeway before they open back up. matt keller, abc 7 news. >> we'll continue to watch that. we or looking to see how traffic is affected around the area. let's go to alexis to see what she's watching. >> all lanes closed. here we go, it's after 5:30. so the smut starting to ramp up. all traffic being forced off at auto mall parkway. from what we understand, according to chp, they need a tow truck to come and help clear the debris. i saw big pieces like a bumper, large pieces of the vehicle that were not picked up with the
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forklift. obviously this is a long-term situation. it happened around 9:30 last night. approaching the scene going about ten miles an hour. fremont looks good as does mission boulevard for alternates this morning. next update around 5:40. right now let's check in with mike nicco. >> thank you, alexis. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. check out near knoxville, our first shower of the day showing up just to the northeast of live doppler 7. let's get a broader picture and show you, the only game in town. it is rotating to the northwest. it could be heading over towards clear lake and ukiah if it holds together over the next hour to hour and a half. let's see how the day will break down otherwise. a chance of sprinkles, maybe a stray shower, but the big story once again, look at these temperatures. summer is on hiatus once again. low to mid 50s stepping out the door now through 7:00. upper 50s to low 60s at noon, upper 50s to mid 60s by 4:00.
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let's get it back to reggie. a plan to help residents of a santa rosa mobile home park is stuck in a catch 22. a non-profit called burbank housing has proposed converting horse stables at the sonoma county fairgrounds into temporary housing. 44 mobile homes remained standing after the north bay wildfires. homeowners say insurance won't pay out for them. because the mobile home park is still red tagged, they can't live there. many of the residents are low income or retired seniors. 5:34. new developments in the central subway fiasco. san francis the company called conquest has several contracts with sfmta. this is video of chinatown where they claim they installed standard strengh instead of
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high strength. an investigation found the contractor did not install the wrong rail. a computer outage causing outages for patients and employees. they're saying the outage started monday night and is forcing doctors and nurses to enter patient information manually. because of this issue, some surgeries and appointments are being rescheduled. if you have an appointment, you should plan to arrive as scheduled unless you get contacted by your doctor's office. this morning the san francisco police commission is effectively paralyzed after a surprising board of supervisors vote last night. the board rejected the reappointment of joseph marshal and sonia melara. without the two, the commission has only three members which is not enough to hold meetings or make any decisions. their work includes taser use policy, doj resforms about police shoot tension and searching for a new police chief if bill scott gets lapd's top
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job. >> they've done a great job for the residents of san francisco. this is all politics. >> instead of rubber stamping and going the easy route which is what mayor farrell was proposing, i think we need to put a little more thought and energy into selecting highly motivated new candidates. >> other supervisors who rejected the reappointment says they think the new mayor should make those decisions after the june election. a big break in an identity theft ring that victimized almost 30 people in the south bay. a stolen credit card used at this hilton garden inn in cupertino helped crack the case. officers arrested five people. they say the suspects had stolen credit cards, checkbooks, electronic card readers and meth. investigators san jose they'll contact all the victims they know about. happening today, 15 california officials will meet with president trump in d.c. to talk about immigration. among them two law enforcement officials from the central
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valley. sheriff adam christian son and fresno county sheriff margaret mimms. both publicly critical of sanctuary policies which restrict cooperation with federal immigration officials. a white house official says they will strategize on how to oppose the state's sanctuary law. let's get you the latest on what's happening in hawaii. there is an ash fall advisory on hawaii's big island. a new burst of volcanic ash spewing from kilauea. we've seen huge plumes that have risen more than 12,000 feet above sea level. a new fissure opened as well, bringing the total number of cracks to 20. there's a code red for air quality. the hazardous sulfur dioxide is being called, quote, an immediate danger to health. there's major concern this morning. here is the deal. when the lava finally hits the water table, it could trigger a major eruption according to
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scientists. that eruption could blast rock and boulder for miles around. everyone on high alert. they say this is just the beginning and the eruption could actually last for several weeks. natasha? >> thank you, jessica. we're staying on top of a developing story. southern california investigators san jose a deadly explosion that rocked a medical office building in orange county wuk likely intentional. the blast in aliso viejo yesterday killed a woman and injured three other people. a nearby day care had to be evacuated. first responders helped take children to a noosh target store. investigators think the explosion may have come from a package. they're still sifting through the blast debris to try to find the exact source. i want to take you back to the scene of our major traffic alert in fremont. matt keller is there live for us. northbound 880 is still fully closed from auto mall parkway up to stevenson. they have been waiting for a tow company to arrive to help with the rest of the debris. all the vehicles have been towed
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away or off the roadway involved in this five-car crash around 9:30 last night. three people are dead, five others hospitalized. it looks like we have at least one person out there picking up that debris. the tow company is saying it should be there in the next five minutes. i'm keeping a close eye on this. in the meantime we can look at this on our traffic maps. we have a bit of a backup, not terribly approaching the closure. you are forced off at auto mall parkway. a new sig alert southbound 280 to northbound 87 is closed due to flooding. we're working on finding out what caused the flooding. obviously it's dry outside today. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco for a look at the forecast. >> a look at the peninsula. temperatures, if you're stepping out dress for temperatures in the low to mid 50s. menlo park 45, redwood city 49, palo alto 46, los gatos 45. everybody else in the low to mid 50s this morning. here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where alexis says the
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metering lights were turned on around 5:29. here is a look at what's going to happen for your commute planner, a shower possible. but for the most part good driving today, the heat absent, no matter if it's this morning or this afternoon. an isolated drop or two is possible if you're going to be out on the water. let's take a look at the east bay. the shoreline there about 56. notice a lot of cloud cover through at least 4:00. temperatures will climb to 62 by noon and then hang out in the mid 60s from 1:00 to 6:00. last up will be inland to east bay valleys where temperatures should be at least ten degrees warmer than this in the afternoon hours. 58 in the morning to 65 at noon. upper 60s through 4:00, back down to about 81 degrees by 6:00. here is reggie and natasha. >> north korea threatening to call off the summit with president trump and kim jong-un just canceled another major event. twitter rolling out a new
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it's about 5:44 on a wednesday. a wet one across the sierra and up toward places like eureka and chico, look at the sprouding of thunderstorms there. down in the south, more sunshine. 67 in san diego. los angeles 72, palm springs 94. here is a look at the thunderstorm threat today. everything you see in green. we actually have a chance up around ukiah clearly for some of the themes. in tahoe the clouds look angry already this morning. the heaviest rain will fall today and again friday. president trump's anticipated sit-down with north korean leader kim jong-un is in jeopardy. >> north korea threatening to cancel the upcoming summit over south korea's military drills calling them provacative. a state department spokesperson is defending the drills calling the exercises legal and planned in advance. >> we have not heard anything from that government or the government of south korea to
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indicate that we would not continue conducting these exercises. >> the north abruptly canceled a planned meeting with the south today. north korea officials issued a statement warning if the u.s. is trying to drive the u.s. into a corner -- rather, us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue. oakland is considering its next step in the fight to ban coal shipments through the city. a federal judge struck down an ordinance that stopped planned shipments to the former oakland army base. a developer wanted to use it to transport coal to asia. the city passed the ban citing health concerns. the judge said the city's reasons were, quote, riddle with inaccuracies and erroneous assumptions. he left open the possibility of new regulations. there's a renewed call to assure all sexual assault kits
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in california are tested. advocacy groups say california has more than 13,000 kits of untested rape evidence in police storage. two bills have been proposed the clear the backlog. one would make it mandatory to test rape evidence within 120 days of collection. a second bill would require a complete inventory of all rape evidence in the state. governor brown's latest proposal includes $6 million to help process forensic evidence. twitter has a new policy that will aftfect accounts without a confirmed e. mall aed dress. their tweets will be tossed into the show more reply section which most don't read. twitter says it's a way to proactively address obnoxious use users who don't violate policies but negatively impact the health of a conversation. a computer algorithm used to automatically clear thousands of
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marijuana convictions in san francisco. the district attorney says it will work with a non-profit to review nearly 5,000 cases and identify those that are eligible under california's revised marijuana laws. d.a. george gas cone announced in january they would seal convictions after voters approved recreational cannabis. he said others will be able to use the automated process to evaluate and dismiss pot cases. go warriors. tonight they'll try to take a commanding 2-0 lead over the rockets in the western conference finals. >> the dubs will try to duplicate monday night's game where they stole home court advantage in the best of seven series. the warriors have recent history on their side. they've won their last ten game twos since 2015. but the warriors say they expect the rockets to be fitting for their playoff lives tonight. game two tips off at 6:00 p.m. this next story has divided our newsroom.
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we want to know what you think. no bigger debate in the world right now than yanny versus laurel. two possibilities here. >> this is prompting the question what do you hear? >> laurel. laurel. >> okay. i've never heard anything but laurel. you have heard nothing but yanny. >> i can't conceive how this could be laurel. >> one more time. >> laurel. laurel. >> audio experts are offering reasons ranging on quality of the recording to what pitch your ears are picking up. if you hear at a higher pitch, that's how you get yanny. if you hear at a lower pitch, you get laurel. if you want to hear this or share it with your friends and create a civil war within your house or office, go to abc7news.com. >> how many of us hear yanny? >> i heard yanny earlier, but
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when the pitch changes, i do hear laurel also. >> you're coming to the good side. >> all three of you are laurel? >> i'm laurel. it just says you have great ears. >> i don't think that's what that means. >> i was going to compare you to -- dogs can have high pitch. >> you're comparing me to a dog? >> i didn't want to do that. great ears. we'll move on and talk about what's going on with your forecast. my dog used to always, when there was tornadoes, he could feel it -- anyway, let's talk about what's going on with your forecast. i knew that was going to take a left turn. san jose 280 at 17, and we've got clear conditions, temperatures a little cooler than yesterday. here is a look at our roof ka rah. you can see the cloud deck, not your ordinary marine layer. this is due to low pressure coming through. it doesn't have a lot of moisture with it. just a chance of stray showers. a minor warming trend tomorrow
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through saturday and below average highs for next week as another area of low pressure rolls in. you can see our best chance of future radar. 7:00 here, the whites the cloud cover. you can see broken at times. in the green is where our best chance of wet weather will be. it's mainly across the north bay in the central valley and the high country. if you look around in the afternoon hours, still a spotty shower here and there. a little break overnight except for in higher elevations like the east bay hills, the santa cruz mountains and the north bay. in the north bay, a chance into mendocino and lake counts. then it's over. look at the rainfall totals, if you can even find one, we're going to measure it in hundredsths of an inch, if even that. accuweather forecast, cool tomorrow, back to average friday and saturday. temperatures back below average sunday, monday and tuesday. >> live to sky 7 over the scene of this fatal crash that happened around 9:30 last night
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in free month. giving us a bigger picture of what we're dealing with here. we have matt keller and his photographer on the scene all morning. we still have a couple lanes blocked. two of the vehicles loaded onto the flatbed tow truck. i've seen crews working on this debris as well. calling for another tow company to help them out picking up this debris. yet no one getting through this closure. everyone forced off south of stevenson where the crash occurred at auto mall parkway. sky 7 panning back a bit for us there. you can see all those vehicles being diverted off. we definitely have seen a backup starting to build. a flip down to the scene. this is what's happening at ground level. we've got folks out there with brooms working on getting all that debris out of the roadway and hopefully we'll have lanes opening up very soon. initially they said about 5:30. obviously we're closer to 6:00 right now. another traffic update in a few minutes. >> they're making progress. san francisco is now offering a discount to some people who have had their cars towed. but first, another discount, the new offer to sweeten the deal
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yep, this is my third one today. the new cholula buttery jack. part of the buttery jack family. only at jack in the box. let's take a look at the calendar so far this month. san francisco as an example, the red is above average high temperatures. blue is below. the majority of days have been below. today will be no exception. five degrees below average in san francisco to double digits in santa rosa and livermore. if you're an amazon prime member, you're about to get more discounts at whole foods. >> prime members get an additional 10% off sale items and exclusive deals on certain
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groceries. the deals start at stores in florida today and expand nationwide this summer. since buying whole foods last year, amazon has cut prices, started offering same-day delivery and extended cash back rewards on the amazon credit cards to whole foods purchases. >> somewhat related, walmart deciding to go higher end. the company announced a partnership with lord & taylor. walmart will have offer 125 new brands like tommy bahama. it's in an effort to widen walmart's existing brand and better compete with amazon. tiny robotic drones might be the future, but tricky to get off the ground until now. >> the university of washington creiating an insect-sized robot. researchers found a way to transmit power to the robo fly by pointing a laser at a tiny
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solar cell mounted on the zone. so far it can only get air bosh for a few seconds. the row bow fly will eventually be used for everything from surveying crops, sniffing out gas leaks and probably nefarious and terrible things we cannot imagine yet. back to sky 7 over the scene of this fatal crash in fremont. northbound 880 is still closed. this is it a stevenson. all traffic being diverted off at auto mall parkway. you can see two vehicles on the flatbed tow. they've pushed it off to the shoulder. it looks like they've sweeped all the debris out of the lanes as well. it sounds like they're talking to caltrans and saying just about time to open things up at auto mall parkway. as we pan back on sky 7 and head back to where all the vehicles are forced off, it looks like that is still the case. i've not seen any vehicles head through. it looks like we still have squad cars blocking all of the
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main lanes. i just checked on my maps. we've got a two-mile backup approaching that scene. let's check in with mike for a look at the forecast. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's jump in today's temperatures, mid to upper 50s along the coast. upper 60s inland east bay and also into the south bay. going to the game this afternoon, partly sunny, breezy, 58 at 12:45. only warming to 60 by the end of the game. it could be a sweep for the giants. temperatures in the low to mid 50s. how you can own a piece of toys "r" us history as the iconic store prepares to close its doors for good. the jailhouse interview with a fairfield father accused of torturing his ten children and what's happening today with the case. as alexis just mentioned, a deadly crashing on 880 in fremont shutting down the highway overnight. three killed, five hurt. unfortunately a lot of those are kids. we will h
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right now at 6:00, sky 7 live over breaking news in fremont. crews are just about done cleaning up interstate 880 after a horrific crash left three people dead late last night. this has been a major investigation through out the night. the freeway has been closed for more than eight hours. >> we know this morning two of the victims were under the age of 18. the investigator says a driver was under the influence of marijuana. >> abc 7's matt keller live in fremont. >> reporter: good morning. a horrific crash in fremont. you can see one of the vehicles involved is on the back of the tow truck, this cadillac escalade. you can see the damage that was done to that. they are still working on getting this -- all the lanes open for traffic. hopefully they'll do that in the next couple minutes here. here is video from the s

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