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to school managed to run away fromis mkto t bayview station ts afted for less than two hours. during that time, police scoured the area and parents urgently texted and called students for updates. >> they've been silent. she can't move across the class room to sit next to her best friend. she's stuck in the corner. >> reporter: by 1:00 in the afternoon police gave the all clear and students were reunited with their parents. a middle and elementary school were put on lockdown during the search. we told yesterday about two tourists reported missing. they are just fine and heading home today. a san mateo sheriff's office tweeted emily and her daughter are in good health. the two flew into sfo last weekend with plans to camp along the coast.
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audrey rodrigue's boyfriend became concerned when he couldn't contact her. mother and daughter are set to fly home today. time is 4:30. just joining us let's get an update on weather and traffic where you live. you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. hi, mike. >> hey, good morning. oh, look at what's going on outside. you can see a little bit of fog developing up across the north bay, that's something that alexis and i will keep an eye on for you. otherwise we're seeing in the clouds increase as we speak. the gray out there showing you the deck that's a little more compressed than yesterday. it may try to ring out a little drizzle but that would be near the coast. the thing you're going to notice much cooler, temperatures in the mid 50s to 60. noon a whole lot more sunshine than yesterday and temperatures from 61 at the coast, 74 inland and look at 60s at the coast and 80s inland. starting to look more like summer and it will do more of that in my accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. >> good morning. really quiet start once again this morning. if you did just miss it we have
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good shnews r vista bridge scheduled for another hour and a half but they got that done. vehicles are able to pass through and that is open for the rest of the day. extremely light drive times, tracy to dublin, 25 minutes. antioch to concord in the green at 13 and southbound 101 to san francisco looking great at 15 minutes. happening now, the late senator john mccain's casket is lying in state in the u.s. capitol rotunda in washington, d.c. >> this follows an emotional memorial service in his adopted home state of arizona. abc 7 news reporter janay norman joins us live on capitol hill with touching tributes to the senator. hi. >> good morning. thousands showed up to pay their respects to the late senator and now it's washington's term for the senator who lived and worked here for more than four decades. >> sat john mccain his arried by militarynati.
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welcomed with a military honor guard. before landing in washington, thousands lined the street and highways of phoenix, many wavin clutching campaign signs. all honoring mccain who first served in the house of representatives in 1982 before being elected to the u.s. senate in 1986 where he served more than 30 years. at the church where he wore shipped for 25 years. >> i always thought of john as a brother. we had a hell of a lot of family fight. >> reporter: plitt opponent former vice president joe biden thought of mccain as family praising what he called mccain's ageless code. >> he could not stand the abuse of power. always about basic values, fairness, honesty, dignity, respect. to paraphrase shakespeare, we shall not see his leg again.
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>> reporter: and there will be a formal ceremony here later today and another memorial service tomorrow where former presidents obama and george w. bush are expected to speak. president trump won't be there after being criticized for his initial response to mccain's death, the two had strong disagreements but respects his service to his country. report live on capitol hill, janay norman, abc news. abc news will have live jorj of senator mccain's memorial in washington, d.c. tomorrow that begins at 6:00 a.m. on abc 7. we plan to stream the service live at abc7news.com and on our abc 7 news app. happening today protesters will gather outside protest roundup. a san francisco jury decided the company should pay a school groundskeeper $289 million. the man said he got cancer after using roundup. the company plans to appeal claiming there is no connection. in the south bay, a
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20-year-old man is under arrest accused of kidnapping and robbing a san jose state student. it happened in the middle of the day. suspect is soloman bell. police believe bell pulled a gun on the 18-year-old student near san salvador and south 6th streets last wednesday. the victim told police he was forced to walk to atms and pull out cash. the suspect eventually let the student go and he was not hurt. police took bell into custody on wednesday. new details this morning on the excruciating long wait times at the dmv. the director says the average wait time at northern california field offices has decreased by 50 minutes in the past month. gene shim moto hopes people will get in and out of an office within 30 minutes. dmv blamed the processing of the new real i.d. license which will be required by the federal government for air travel by 2020. to the east bay, the raiders will present a check to the oakland unified school district to help save high school sports set to be eliminated.
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the silver and black will give a check as well as an equipment donation to some of those student athletes that would have been affected. the ceremony will be held at the tennis courts at 4:30. last week oakland unified announced a budget shortfall would force them to drop ten sports this year. the deadly wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes in shasta county is finally contained his morning. cal fire says crews have completely surrounded the carr fire and stopped its spread. flames burned nearly 360 square miles of land in around redding. eight people died. crews will continue to patrol the area for the next several days watching for flare-ups. on the peninsula, a search and rescue team arrived home to hugs and handshakes last night after a mission to hawaii during hurricane lane. abc 7 news was in east palo alto as the members of the task force 3 arrived. their mission included checking 1600 buildings for storm damage on the big island of hawaii.
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the team included firefighters from san francisco, san mateo and santa clara counties. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's take a look at neighborhood temperatures. upper 50s to low 60s throughout our inland eas neighborhoods. and we're going to have nice, mild nights coming up even though the afternoon temperatures are going to start climbing starting today. here's a look at the bay bridge on the western span coming into san francisco. that picture is from south beach. a little fog. we'll keep an eye on the north bay. i still have green for good driving. ferry ride is going to be a little breezy south of the bay bridge this afternoon. cool to warm. your mass transit starting to see a summer spread develop. san francisco waking up about 57 and cloudy. look at all that sunshine and low to mid 60s as you head into the afternoon hours. even some upper 60s on the bayside. as we take a look at what's going on in other areas like the south bay, you can see that we start at 61 and jump up to 80
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during the afternoon hours. a touch of warmth there. the east bay shoreline 61, clouds will hang around through 10:00 and then we'll have wall-to-wall sunshine and temperatures in the mid 70s in the afternoon. heading out for friday evening, 63 at 8:00. nice seeing you over here. >> thank you. >> thanks for making the walk over. >> you got it. traffic wise the long holiday weekend kicking off today. i think this morning is going to be empty but everyone is trying to get out of town this afternoon. expect an early friday afternoon rush. we'll enjoy it now while things are quiet. basically deserted golden gate bridge right now. southbound 101 we aren't seeing issues as you approach the toll plaza. clear driving conditions as well. not dealing with mist or drizzle or any of those visibility issues either. a quick check of mass transit, no delays this morning but a big reminder of bart major track repairs between 19th and west oakland stations. a bus bridge will be provided instead, all day saturday,
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sunday and monday. scooters will be returning to san francisco streets, but they won't be rolling along without some controversy. stop-and-go traffic, something a lot of us have to live with. a report reveals how much of your life you spend sitting behind the wheel. disney land reveals new details about this is not a bed. it's a revolution in sleep. the new sleep number 360 smart bed is on sale now, from $899, during sleep number's 'biggest sale of the year'. it senses your movement, and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. it even helps with this. so you wake up ready to put your pedal to the metal. and now, all beds are on sale. it's the last chance to save 50% on the new sleep number 360 limited edition smart bed. plus, 36-month financing. ends labor day. sleep number. proven, quality sleep.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> traveling around the state today, let's take a look. the temperatures are getting warmer. no more low 80s. near 90s about everywhere. low to mid 80s around san diego and los angeles. 107 in palm springs. the air is pretty clean and the breezes are lighter in yosemite at 88. 74 in tahoe with gorgeous sunshine. we will be flirting with 80 saturday through next thursday. what almost perfect weather to be around tahoe. >> thanks, mike. a major donation from redwood city based electronic arts. the company is giving a million dollars to the victims of the video game tournament shooting in florida. ea says it will set up a fund to allow others to donate more money. this comes in the wake of last sunday's deadly shooting in jacksonville. a gunman killed two people and injured nearly a dozen others before turning the gun on himself. electric scooters are getting ready for a comeback in san francisco. the city is giving the green light for two scooter companies
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to operate on city streets. >> here's the things. the names are not lyft, uber or bird. abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard shows us what's different this time. >> reporter: the whirling sound of electric scooters will soon be heard again on san francisco city streets. skip is one of two scooter startups awarded permits to operate. >> we're excited to learn how this is not going to just serve the riders of san francisco but a system that doesn't see the same kind of backlash we saw earlier whrp. >> reporter: what a backlash it was. people were so fed up with the electric rental scooters some wound up tossed into trees after they seemed to appear overnight. they were driven on sidewalks, parked there too, creating a hazard. two renegadeiders wound up on the bay bridge. the city was forced to confiscate them. now there are new rules. >> allowed on the bike lanes and not sidewalks. >> reporter: tom mcgwire from
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the mta says two scooter mo than wch applied tut but lime scooter was shut out, the ceo telling abc 7 news today's disdecision is disappointing. >> safety first. don't forget your helmet. >> reporter: skip let me test drive the scooter which has a wide standing platform and a brake light. a list of requirements is on the dashboard including wearing that helmet. katherine likes having more transportation options. her son rides a nonelectric scooter but wonders if it will work this time. >> i'm glad they're going to come back with hopefully some regulations, but it's like telling uber not to double park. >> reporter: the scooters can be activated through an app on your phone. the two companies with will be allowed to roll out 625 scooters each, the number may be increased after a safety review by the city.
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cornell barnard, abc 7 news. most commuters already know their drive to work is getting longer and more frustrating and not only in the bay area but across the country. a survey by educated driver.org says the commute nationally across 1,000 cities is just over 52 minutes. in the east bay, commuters from oakland, berkeley and hayward are in gridlock for about 67 minutes per day which translates into 523 lost days. an east bay driver tells abc 7 news he commutes from hayward to jobs on the peninsula and that means crossing bridges. >> i remember maybe five, six years ago, but 3:00 you can still make it within an hour or so. right now, after 2:00, it's maybe an hour and a half or so to cross the bridge. >> it may surprise you surveillance video commute is closer to the national average clocking in at 54.5 minutes per
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day, about 12.5 minutes shorter than east bay commuters. it's all depressing. >> this isn't, though. we are learning more about disney land's expansion. star wars galaxy edge. >> it will include something never offered at the happiest place on earth. it's inspired by the salon at the space port in the first star wars abc7news.com movie. the dimly lit cantina will be the first place at disney land to serve alcohol to the general public. the "star wars" attraction will open next year and as you probably know the walt disney company owns abc 7. like jabba the hut the bartender? how does that work? >> i don't know the like specific enough to know if it is a part of this narrative or not. >> okay. >> but you can't have the star wars bar without having drinks, right. >> yeah. >> that would be hard to pull off. >> yeah. >> i'm for it. i'll be curious to see what the rest of the visitors think. >> i can't wait to see what the
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drinks are and names are and ingredients and how you pay for them. >> i feel like they will be green and like steam coming off of it or something. i don't know. >> make it happen. >> disney. >> >> you're on to something there. absolutely. let's talk about the weather because it's if going to get warm. you may want to drink this weekend and it's always best to drink nonalcoholic beverages, you're snickering and i saw alexis and reggie go that's going to happen. 87 in san jose where it's cloudy. quicker sunshine, warming trend begins today. a touch of heat this weekend some inland neighborhoods will hit 90s next week. the cloud cover and look how quickly it pulls back. all wait to the coast by lunch. that's much faster than yesterday. even along the coast you can see it does break up for a really bright afternoon. let's take a look at our temperatures and they will respond. 80s from san jose, morgan hill, gilroy and los gatos. 75 in santa cruz. head up to the peninsula mid to
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upper 70s the most neighborhoods, redwood city 80, to millbrae at about 72. half moon bay 67 this afternoon. the sunset 65 pushing 70 in downtown south san francisco and sausalito. low to mid 80s through the north bay valleys. ukiah and lakeport, 74 in oakland. mid to upper 80s during the afternoon hours. now for tonight it's going to cool off nicely back in the mid to upper 50s. in my accuweather seven-day forecast really looking at 90s the best chance will be sunday and monday and then next week we're pretty much in the 60s, 70s and 80s. hope you have a good weekend. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. so far so good here for the pre-holiday weekend commute. we're looking live at the south bay, 101 and 880 no issues as far as the volumes are concerned. yesterday morning we had a really tough start in the south bay with that shooting investigation. nothing like that today. in fact, we are incident free so far today. fingers crossed that last while.
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south bay 101, 15 minutes in the green, castro valley to the maze 14 and northbound 680 to highway 85 at 11 minutes. apple makes it official. we know when we'll see the company's newest gadgets. here's tech bites. >> in today's tech bites a big reveal coming soon from apple. >> the tech giant expected to unveil up to three new iphones including a larger version on the iphone x. the event bts is a youtube record setter. ♪ ♪ shock >> it's your earworm for the day. not really. the korean boy band hit 100 million views faster than any other music video. they have been around five years and have a huge social media presence. talk about road blocks. bugatti made a car out of a million legos. >> it's fully working.
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there are plastic parts 3d printed but the seats, dashboard, nearly everything is made of legos and it can go 18 miles per hour. >> those are your tech bites. another bay area college is offering free tuition. the students it's targeting. google and harvard teaming up. the technology they say can predict aftershocks up to a year after a major earthquake. >> and busting a move in the east bay. three dozen put it on the line.
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today, life-changing technology from abbott is helping hunt them down at their source. because the faster we can identify new viruses, the faster we can get to stopping them. the most personal technology, is technology with the power to change your life. life. to the fullest.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. wanted to let you know the bay area air quality management district did issue an air quality advisory. smoke may drift through our area. notice the forecast calls for good to moderate, nothing unhealthy. a bill that would ban all gun and ammo sales at the cal palace in san francisco is headed to the governor's desk. the daly city venue is owned by the state and hosts gun shows about five times a year. the bill written by san mateo senator jerry hill and david chu, kevin mullen and mark berman. it will take effect in 2020 if the governor signs that into law and that gives the palace time to honor existing contracts to host seven gun shows through next year. in the north bay napa valley college is the latest bay area school to offer free education. the promise program will cover
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enrollment fees and even the cost of a parking permit aimed at first-time students in napa county who enroll right after high school. both city college, san francisco, and the concord community college district will also offer free for qualified students. ♪ 41 people will find out today if they've made the cut and will be one of the 20 members of this season's golden state warriors dance team. abc news was in walnut creek. the team's leader says there's a lot more involved than just dancing. >> they're ambassadors for our organizations doing over 200 appearances each season and, of course, dance. you want great performers who are out there to be electric and just engage our fans. then someone that's going to be a great team member on the squad. we're not just looking for dancers, we're looking for powerful performers. >> you notice when we said people because for the first time a man has made it this far
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in the audition process. you can watch the dance team in action when the dubs host the timberwolves september 29th in the first preseason game. >> was there like a tiny bit of jealousy in there? >> for me? looks like he was getting it. >> i know. he did. >> this is a trend though, right? there are several nfl teams that have debuted men on the dance teams this year. >> really? >> so this is happening. >> yeah. i didn't realize that. i had a friend i think she tried out for the lakers dance team and made it far in the dance process. it is difficult. you have to be good. >> you do. >> best of luck to everybody. >> i hope my man makes it. >> i know. good luck to him. >> hope we keep an eye on him and follow him through. that would be neat. >> let's take a look at what else is going on in oakland tonight. mariners and a's 7:50, 64 dropping down to 60. also, concessions, you get a little break tonight. they're going to be discounted so enjoy that. we have san diego state the aztecs to take on the cardinal on the farm.
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76 at 6:00 at kickoff, about 63, mild to cool, and if you're going to be out and about during the labor day weekend we're going to lose about two minutes and 18 seconds of sunshine every day as the sunrise is getting closer to 6:40 and the sunset closer to 7:40. just know that because it's going to be a great weekend. hope you enjoy it. >> good morning. we are looking ahead to the long holiday weekend and mass transit looking good. 37 bart trains in service, no delays. ace 1 on time in the central valley and normal service, no delays for capitol corridor. there are going to be delays with bart this weekend. same thing we had last weekend the major track repairs between 19th street and west oakland stations. that means a bus bridge will be running between those two spots instead. no trains. that is all day saturday, sunday and monday unless they get that work done ahead of schedule. that's pretty significant. researchers from google and harvard are using artificial intelligence to predict
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earthquake aftershocks. researchers have for years tried predicting when and where and how strong aftershocks will be. this a.i. utilizes an algorithm to train a network which has examined previous aftershocks to look at a pattern. the tech is still in its firsts stages but offers a lot of promise. bay area rock and roll hall of famers metallica offering something new. >> this tweet unveiling their own brand of whiskey called blackened american whiskey named after blackened the opening track on the 1988 album "injustice for all." the band issued a statement saying they're not just slapping a label on a preexisting mediocre whiskey, but this is something they've been working on for years and will be available in select stores, restaurants and bars and on-line this fall. >> rock on. a new poll out on president trump and the job he's doing. next at 5:00 a.m., the message a majority of americans are sending him. a south bay neighborhood hit with a crime wave.
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neighbors demand action and get a promise from the police chief. a rebuilt stretch of highway 1 on the
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