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way. chp says a drunk driver stopped his car, fell asleep and stopped his car in the middle of the freeway. a big rig trying to swerve and avoid that car fell over, fell onto its side. so all but one lane is open. that's what they tell us, but we're not moving right now. so i don't evenee one lane is getting traffic through. when we get closer, we'll report on what the lane situation is. right now we just want to warn you this is happening so you can plan your morning around this. they don't think these lanes will reopen until 7:00 this morning. if you're a countercommuter, it looks like your commute is shot for the whole morning. go ahead and try to make difference plans or leave earlier. just be aware this is happening. we're live now, 80 eastbound live near appian way. >> we appreciate the warning, thank you. if you are just joining us, 4:30. a quick check of our weather
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with mike. >> thank you, kumasi. the winds always tells the tale. you can see still pretty stout this morning except for up in the north bay where they're calm. we've got double digits at sfo, 10 at oakland, 17 at concord. we'll see sunshine just a little quicker today. you can see how low they are hanging over san francisco, an area that i ran into, a little drizzle coming in there. as we head towards lunch, a little brighter. temperatures rebound back to average today which means 60s at the coast. mid to upper 80s inland. a really delightful evening. >> mike, we're going to keep an eye on the sig alert in pinole. amy hollyfield is on her way there right now. she's stuck in that backup, a little slowing there as you make your way past el sobrante. if you're heading in the east bay direction, you may want to
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consider northbound 680 as an alternate. we'll also keep an eye on the commuters on westbound 80 because that could impact traffic later on this morning. headlights looking good westbound down to the bay bridge toll plaza and drive time at this point still 15 minutes. >> thanks, frances. two chp officers have minor injuries after their cruiser crashed in the south bay. it happened just after 12:30 on southbound 280 in san jose. the chp says the officers were trying to pull a car over when they lost control of the cruiser and then rolled over. you can see the trunk of that chp car damaged, the rear windshield is knocked out. right nou it's not clear how and why the officers lost control. in the east bay the chp is investigating a solo car crash that left a woman dead. this happened on westbound 24 near saint stephens drive. investigators say the honda civic hit a tree on the right shoulder.
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when the officers got there, the car was fully engulfed in flames. in san jose people lit candles for 6-year-old steven romero. >> amanda del castillo was there. only days after certain's devastation, downtown gilroy was filled with thousands. in the crowd, supporters, survivors and clear signs of strength. residents here ready to heal and reclaim their sense of security. >> i think in a bad situation, it went the best it court. >> gilroy pd combed through the crowd along monterey road, surrounding businesses are offering support to families of those who were killed. >> we thought it would be appropriate to donate 100% of the sales to the families and the affected victims. >> reporter: relief efforts reflective of the spirit of gilroy. in posters above the crowned,
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pictures of 6-year-old steven romer romero, keyla salazar and trevor irby. >> there were a lot of angels that day. >> angels like 10-year-old miranda, credited with saving a 3-year-old boy whose parents were shot. >> i covered his mouth. he was crying and screaming because he didn't know what to do. >> miranda's quick response was guided by the active shooter drill she's learned at school. like thousands gathered thursday, the 10-year-old is continuing to work through the tragedy. >> it's still hard to me to process everything that's happening and what happened to people, innocent people that didn't do anything or didn't deserve that. >> reporter: it's hard not to hurt after hearing her. mental health agencies want to help in the meelg process. we have information about available resources on our website. experts want to keep the conversation going to keep
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gilroy strong. in gilroy, amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> the gilroy foundat has established a fund for the victims of the shooting. we have a link on our website, abc7news.com. in the east bay the man accused of stabbing to death a young woman on b.a.r.t. is scheduled to enter a plea. last month john lee cowell was found competent sister was also stabbed. she survived. last deese a judge ruled cowell was not competent to stand trial. since then cowell has undergone psychiatric treatment. new this morning, thousands of u.s. troops may be coming home from afghanistan. "the washington post" reports it was part of a proposed peace deal with the taliban. the agreement would cut the number of american troops from 14,000 to 9,000. the trump administration has
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held eight rounds of talks with the taliban. afghan officials say a peace agreement could be reached this weekend, but they warn significant challenges remain. singer r. kelly is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in brooklyn for the first time, facing charges of racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation of a child. the case involves at least five girls and women. he's also accused of producing child pornography. he's expected to be returned to chicago after the hearing where he's being held without bond on other sex charges. in the north bay, a sonoma county sheriff's deputy shot a man who they say tried to stab a security guard. the suspect ran from the mall. a deputy found him but the suspect somehow got inside his patrol car. the deputy fired his weapon and hit the man three times. he was arrested and taken to the hospital with
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non-life-threatening injuries. a new audit found oakland police officers underreport use of force. the office of inspector general reviewed 47 incidents from 2017. there were 17 times in which the use of force was not properly reported. all unreported incidents involve non-white suspects. oakland police previously said officer use of force dropped 75% between 2012 and 2017. this audit calls that statistic into question. governor newsom returns to san francisco this morning. the plan to upgrade california's 911 system he'll be touting. >> seems like nothing can stop bay area housing prices from going up. we'll show you the numbers and see how and why the surge started. an explosion left a dorn building unlivabl t. casino hundreds of college students will soon call home. first, it's 4:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. hi, mike. let's take a look at what's going on this friday morning. temperatures, 59 right now,
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orinda, berkeley, el sobrante, low to mid 60s in the east bay valleys. 56 in pacifica. mid to upper 50s in the north bay. we'll call it fair. there's a less amount and less coverage out there. if you run into it, it may be an issue. cool to warm today, morning to the afternoon on your mass transit. choppy afternoon on the bay once again. east bay valleys, 61 this morning to 75 by 8:00. upper 80s this afternoon. peninsula we're seeing the clouds decrease by around 9:00. total sunshine by 11:00. temperatures in the upper 70s this afternoon. for the south bay, cloud cover through at least 8:00, decreasing around 9:00 and with extra sunshine we'll hit the low
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to mid 80s during the afternoon hours. beginning of a modest warming trend. bringing frances in to take a look at the friday morning commute. >> we had so many accidents this morning. >> already? >> already. luckily quite a few have been cleared. the one we're keeping an eye on is a sig alert. amy hollyfield is on route to the scene. pinole east bay 80 at appian. it's not expected to clear until 7:00 this morning. there is slowing in the east bay direction at this point as you approach it. westbound so far still looking good. if you're trying to get out of town, you may want to consider 680 as an alternative. a look at southbound 680 moving past geary and heading towards highway 24. everything else looking pretty good at the bay bridge toll plaza. a minor wait for some of the cash paying lanes. one of the earlier accidents was in san jose on the meridian on-ramp to northbound 280. that one has just been cleared.
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the good news as we head into the weekend, the king tides, one more day and it's tomorrow, early, 1:55. after that we don't have to worry about flooding along the bayshore line. you can see the warmth building in from the southwest. 113 in palm springs.
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78 to 86 san diego and los angeles. afternoon sunshine mixing with clouds. mid to upper 90s through the central valley. 86 in yosemite. here is your weekend forecast for tahoe. 80 today but mid 80s with high clouds this weekend. looks like a really relaxing time. kumasi? happening today governor gavin newsom will be in san francisco to talk about new funding for 911 call centers. the governor will tour the dispatch center at the departent of emergency management this morning. last year's budget invests nearly $1 billion to modernize 911 systems across the state. that will better prepare and assist those in need during emergencies and natural disasters. now into the investigation of a stabbing beth police officer. one of those accused says he didn't know his friend had a knife that night. investigators say 19-year-old finnegan elder seen here on the
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left confessed to using a knife to kill 35-year-old italian police officer last friday when undercover officers interrupted a drug deal. the i-team's dan noyes shared notes with a renowned italian investigative journalist. she says the officers handled the situation in an odd way. >> translator: what usually happens in a case of a ransom for something thats that been stolen, the police arrive after the exchange happens. >> court documents say the fallen officer didn't have his gun and died after finn elder stabbed him 11 times. their attorney says they acted in self-defense because they thought they were being mugged. >> one of his latest posts shows him in the middle of the crowd covering the rome
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it's received an nor mouenormoun there. we're spending this week looking into the housing crisis in the bay area, some of the more inventive ways people are choosing to live in san francisco. how did we even get to this point to begin with? abc 7's liz coit is breaking down the numbers. >> we know home prices in the bay area are out of control. it wasn't always this way. to understand what it was once like, we're going to do it. let's start in the '90s. those were the days, right? not just for cam pi television. the internet was dialup. mark zuckerberg was in grade school. compared to now, in san francisco it was a pretty amazing time to buy a house. ♪ >> look at these numbers. in the mid '90s, the median price of the home in san
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francisco was roughly $300,000. yes, that was more than the national median home price. if you tried to get a home for that price in san francisco, here is an example of something you might get. but from then on housing prices only went up thanks to, drum roll please, money from tech. around 2000, the first tech bubble, home prices went up to a median price of more than $500,000. fast forward a little over ten years, and that's when things really took off. 2012 was the year facebook went public. the next year twitter did. at the same time housing prices skyrocketed. in the past seven years, the median home price in san francisco has more than doubled. the same has happened in cities across the bay area. >> what did you say? >> yep, bottom line. enter the big ipos and the bay housing market has never been the same since. >> abc 7 is searching for solutions to the bay area's housing crisis.
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today we're hosting a town hall to try to find answers. it's going to run between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. send us your questions right now on twitter, instagram or facebook by tagging them with the hash betterbayarea. >> very entertaining and depressing. circus circus reno will be home to university of nevada students. an explosion in a campus dorm last month severely damaged their building. it left the university with no dorm rooms for about 1,300 students. circus circus growed to provide temporary housing until the dorm is repaired. shuttle buses will take students between campus and the casino resort in downtown reno. that would be an odd place to live in college. but hey, beg gegars can't beers choosers. >> i think you just have to roll with it. >> literally roll with it. >> do we have a craps player up there? >> no. i stay away.
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i wouldn't need to live there at all. >> a good 60 seconds with kumasi, she never talked about that aspect, did you? >> now we know the truth. >> now we know. we've done a couple of facebook live posts with kumasi, introducing her to you and you to her. go to my page and check it out. it's a lot of fun. here we go. 59 degrees from our roof camera. you can see the ferry building, the flags pointing east. still have a good sbeez. clouds and drizzle this morning. a mix of clouds at the start but comfy tonight. our warmest days moving forward are going to be this weekend. then after that a little cool spell, below average for the middle of next we're. look at the cloud cover. you can see it's going to be pretty stubborn in the same areas as yesterday. elsewhere it will come out a little quicker. that's what's going to lead to the warming trend. the new numbers down in the south bay, upper 70s milpitas and sunnyvale.
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upper 80s in santa cruz. guess who is the outlier, millbrae at 71. low to mid 60s along the coast and downtown san francisco. a lot of low to mid 80s through the north bay valleys. along the east bayshore, low 70s berkeley and oakland, mid to upper 70s elsewhere. our last stop, mid 80s to mid 90s. air conditioning weather for parts of the east bay valley. look at the temperatures this weekend, low to mid 60s, a cool one at the koechlt hi, frances. good morning everyone. breaking news with a sig al left. this is east bay 80 at appian. you can see it's a major crash with an overturned big rig. all lanes are blocked except one right lane. it's going to take a while to clear this crash. the sig al left has been issued. they don't expect to reopen
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lanes until 7:00 this morning. this is east bay 80 at appian. if you're heading in that direction, you may want to consider alternatives, maybe northbound 680 if you're heading north to get out of town. we're also tracking delays in the area. amy hollyfield is heading to the scene. there's minor backup approaching the crash. so far for most commuters, it's delay free. apple is suspending a program that allowed workers to listen toiri voice recorders. >> amazon is killing the dash button. here is tech bites. in today's tech bites, siri is getting ear plugs. >> apple is halting the practice of having contractors listen to siri recorders. they claim they listen to improve the accuracy of the voice recognition. the company says a future soft software update will allow users to block recordings. verizon is rolling out a new phone plan for 5g. >> reports say the company will
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unveil four unlimited options. all of them will reportedly include free 5 gnchtsz. it comes as all the major wireless companies prepare for the next generation network. finally amazon says it's killing the dash button. >> the idea was do simplify reordering certain products that customers designated with the buttons, but those buttons cost five bucks apiece and they
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hottest days ahead of us this weekend. the air will remain really nice, good to moderate. don't worry about going out and about, especially if you want to head to the coast and get away from the heat. >> thanks, mike. san francisco has a new budget this morning. the $12.3 billion spending plan is the largest in the city's history. it earmarks $180 million for new affordable housing construction and preserving housing for existing low income residents. more than $100 million will go to homeless services and ex-pantding navigation centers. it includes money to clean streets, expand hours for public toilets and buy more big belly trash cans. the mayors of san francisco and oakland are challenging each other to a cleanup competition, calling it the battle of the bay in honor of the 1989 world series between the giants and the a's. the mayors are calling on volunteers to show their love for the cities by picking up traffic and making their
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neighborhoods more beautiful and green. the challenge is set for california coastal cleanup day, saturday, september 21st. both mayors hope to expand the effort and make it a year-round thing. police are looking for vandals who damaged a high school in michigan. they took a joy ride on a floor scrubber. they weren't very good to driving it. they caused $1200 in damage in one hour. the men appeared to be in their early 20s and may be former students who are obviously totally unaware of the cameras, also picked up a violin. you don't know how to play that violin. >> michigan's best, mike. >> i tell you what, multitalented. let's take a look at what's going on with erick. as expected it is weakening, 65-mile-per-hour wind right now, heading to the west about 13. it's within shot of live doppler 7 off the big island.
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you can see the rain pounding the last several hours the eastern side. that's why we have the flood watch out here until noon tomorrow. we've got winds that will be at least 39 miles per hour until sunday around noon, also. look at the track. it takes it south and away by the end of the weekend and it continues to weaken. rough surf and squally weather. other than that, not bad. back to frances. we're following the sig ale alert. this is pinole east bay 80 at appian. all lanes are blocked except the right lane. there is very heavy traffic right at the scene, four miles an hour. westbound traffic could slow down as well during the morning commute. if you're trying to get out of town early, east bay 80 would be the spot to avoid. you may want to consider northbound 680. here is an earlier screen shot of this overturned big rig they need to upright. it's going to take until 7:00 to open up the lanes. this is east bay 80 past the
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richmond parkway as you approach appian. at the bay bridge toll plaza things are backing up towards the end of the parking lot. an earlier crash reported on the upper deck of the bay bridge and another one coming off the bay bridge lheading into san francisco, but so far traffic is moving pretty well across the span. the warriors new san francisco home has a brand new address. that was the unveiling that team president rick welts did for the warriors yesterday. the former south street runs in front of the chase center. the chase center is set to open in about a month. sports director larry beil will give us an exclusive night tonight on abc 7 news. how does a one-current ice cream sandwich sound? the shop offering the deal at a bunch of bay area locations today. the u.s. is ramping up its trade war with china. what president trump has just announced. united airlines making it easier to make your connection.
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breaking news at 5:00 a.m. this overnight big rig crash is blocking lanes on i-80. our amy hollyfield is live with how this happened. good morning. we've made it to friday, august 7th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. mike is here with a look at the day ahead. >> we'll start by looking at the cloud cover, extensive once again. letting go of drizzle here and there. about 100th of an inch at half moon bay. we'll run into that. you can sees

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