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tonight a wealthy tech executive faces new domestic violence allegations. >> off the tracks and into the dirt. bart is talking about training gone wrong. after a rough week for this teenager and family, it's all systems go tonight in san francisco as they get ready for a critical surgery. >> might be the most analyzed ankle in the world. will steph curry suit up on sunday? new hampshiringed by
security guards, a tech executive faces new allegations. >> in court today, prosecutors asked a san francisco judge to invoke the probation of a wealthy internet entrepreneur. and they released details of another woman who he is alleged to have attacked. vic lee is live with the story. vic? >> reporter: the hearing is over and the judge continued proceedings until may. the prosecutors had witnesses on the stand talking about this new woman who claims he also assaulted her. a cop said the woman told him he threatened her immigration status if she pressed charges. inside, body guards surrounded him and outside of the court house, members of the community
demonstrated in support they called on the judge to pursue domestic violence charges. the 33-year-old is on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence battery in the alleged beating of his girlfriend. prosecutors charged jahal with 45 felonies. prosecutors proceeded without her testimony. a home security video did capture the reported beating but it was thrown out in court after a judge ruled it was seized without a warrant. the domestic violence kons sores yim has been following the case closely. >> this is a simple case of domestic violence. had the video been allowed in with 117 slaps and kicks, i
think we'd be in a different place. prosecutors say there was another alleged victim, saying he kicked her leg 10-12 times during an argument in his bedroom. prosecutors are saying the alleged attack happened while he was on probation. >> off a case three years old, and you cannot, once the guy is exonerated you cannot continue to pursue the same thick thing. >> bart is trying to figure out what happened when its new rail car plowed into a pile of dirt during testing. laura, what can you tell us?
>> this system happened behind me here on these tracks above me. it's a test track. you can see the pile of dirt out there. this is the first test car to be delivered and this is what it looked like this afternoon from sky 7 hd. the car rolled into a dirt barometer. we're told it did not derail and not going more than ten miles per hour. there were several people on board and an army of workers came to dig it out. we're told it ran eight feet off the tracks. and there was a period of time where bart workers examined the front of the car. >> not moving fast enough to
cause more damage. >> now, this is the same car, number 3001 unveiled on april 6th. according to bart's website, it's undergoing the first phase of testing. the next step would be to put it on the main line track for more testing during overnight hours. it's not clear how this will affect the timetable. you're looking at crews repairing a sink hole in san francisco's presidio heights. drivers first noticed the
depression yesterday and one neighbor believes more dangers lurk beneath san francisco. >> if you can get this occurring in a san francisco thorough fare, traveling thousands across the area every day without an earthquake. imagine what it's going to be like when the big one hits. we've got to step up and take care of our water system. >> here is a look at the sink hole from sky 7 hd. >> we have new video of a coast guard air crew lowering a rescuer near the dunbarton bridge. this happened around 7:00. the boater wanted to wait to get the boat to a marina. and rescuered lowered a basket to stay in communication with him. >> police tell us an alert officer alerted two suspected
thieves and you can see the two arrested. the sergeant noticed a suitcase resembling the stolen one in the suspect's suv wednesday. a renowned crew coach is fighting back tonight, fighting allegations he claimed to report an assault against one of his rowers. melanie? >> reporter: the coach says these allegations are false and any investigation will show that. i spoke to the victim on the phone as well as uc's president and i asked students about these sexual assault allegations severaled responded which one.
she tells abc7 news she was sexual assaulted in 2013 and 2014. the student says the coach told her he was aware through his sources and said she was no angel. abc7 asked about the latest allegations. >> we're doing a lot of action at berkeley to make sure that issues are dealt with promptly and effectively and a spokesperson says once the investigation has concluded the university will determine what, if any action, will be taken based on findings. >> this is a topic of
investigation. >> i feel it's prevalent around the nation. >> everybody is getting training and getting education. >> make sure we knew what to do if we felt like we're a victim. >> the university says cal athletics is committed to fostering a culture where everyone feels safe, welcome and respected. the u.s. joined other countries at the united nations joining a historic deal on this, earth day. >> there are local earth day deals you can take advantage of. kristin? [ loss of audio ].
>> we're having problems and will go back to it. for now, tonight at sundown, it's the start of passover. the jewish community center will be hosting community sader. there will be a telling of slavery to freedom. a traditional meal will be served. passover ends on saturday, april 30th. we have an update on a young man we told you about this week, who shared this pick with vic lee. the family came from hawaii so he can be treated. thieves broke into thifr car and one of the bags taken contain one of his medical records with
get well cards. one east bay school district is dishing out thousands of dollars in bonuses to entice new hires. >> we want to make progress, now. >> the pilot of the plane inching toward the bay area without a drop of fuel. the history he hopes to make. rain is tapering off now. >> president obama meets prince george. stay with us.
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pitsberg unified school district says it will give a $5,000 bonus to teachers who specialize in certain subjects. >> reporter: math and science teachers seem to be valuable assets for many school districts. >> we're looking for a physics teacher. we have an engineering pathway. >> reporter: the two high schools are desperate to hire more of them, offering a $5,000 bonus to anyone in that field who wants to teach here. >> several from those that have attended previous job fares indicated they're looking forward to coming to the job fair tomorrow. >> it would be given to special education teachers k-12. the district is looking to fill
other positions like bus drivers. substitute teachers and the labor department found california lost 80,000 school related jobs. many college students speaking of going into education decided otherwise. >> after the recession, many decided not to go into teaching. >> today, other school districts are providing incentives like pang for teacherso continue education and subsidizing housing costs. there is also inexpensive living. the district hopes those will be selling points. >> the job fair being held tomorrow morning at the high school gym and runs from 9:00 to 11:30. >> what la county sheriff seized
a warehouse full of hover boards this week. our sister station went along for the raid. >> sports is displaying ul certification mark. this stands for safety tested. and up owe date there are no certified hover boards. >> there have been 50 fires in the u.s. over the past few months. four here in the bay area including one that killed two dogs in santa rosa. and the solar impulse is powered by the sun. he is live with us near moffett
field. david? >> well, you know, explorers like to do things others have never done before. he thinks he has a strong message. it's a solo flight that started in the middle east, taking him across east asia to hawaii. now, he's headed to moffett field. that requires his team to change his course. >> do you know which moment to climb, to have the best energy collection. now, it's 8,000 feet until the end of the afternoon. 28,000 feet. >> he spoke to us from the cockpit of the solar impulse ii.
that means it's susceptible to turbulence. >> i could not switch on auto pilot. i could not sleep. and and they could switch and sleep in orbit. >> they believe he's promoting clean technology. >> this is profitable. it creates jobs and makes profits and sustains growth because it's a new industrial market. and will provide climate change. >> david louie, abc7 news. >> rain here means snow in the sierra. this is a look at 80 today. you can see thnoe sw is really
coming down. chp closed eastbound 80 because of collisions so do be careful. >> spencer christian joining us now with a look at the weekend. >> winds getting gusty, this is a picture of live doppler 7 hd. showers and down pours here down in the santa cruz mountains and near la honda, isolated down pours. this is the pattern now. and most of the area is experiencing quiet weather. you can see clouds over the city and bay, but most locations again reporting dry conditions
at the moment. and some rain drops on the lens, so i guess it is raining in places. 58 degrees in santa rosa now. 60 in fairfield. 58 livermore. and some rainfall totals over half an inch here in san francisco. only 7/100ths so far in oakland. winds getting gusty now in san francisco bridge. it will be cool and dry tomorrow, got to sound manly here, sunny, windy sunday. let's take a look in the sierra.
tomorrow, there could be a couple spotty showers in the north bay. but we'll see a good amount of sunshine tomorrow in the afternoon. now, to the sierra there is a winter weather advisory until 8:00 tonight and low temperatures in the low 50s and tomorrow's highs mid-60s around the bay. upper 60s to near 70 inland. and gusts over and here is the accu-weather forecast.
170 paris climate include these children showing their support. and also, after leonardo dicaprio, saying this is an important step and holding his granddaughter to symbolize the future, secretary of state john kerry signed the climate deal on behalf of the u.s. the agreement finalized in december after years of negotiations. it aims to slow down global warming with consequences such as a four-year california drought. each country will set a target
and decide how to achieve it. actor leonardo dicaprio spoke to the u.s. and president obama, after the signing. >> the u.s. is committed to joining us this year, which did take effect years earlier than expected. this earth day is being celebrated on a lighter note, all national parks, including yosemite are offering free admission through sunday. valley transportation offering free rides and target giving reusable shopping bags. for a list of earth day events throughout the weekend and deals, just go to our website, abc7news.com. larry and ama? >> thank you, kristin. the saying gs you can't teach an old dog new tricks but can you teach 1 how to drive? >> a man posted this video using auto pilot to pull out of the
garage. look who is driving. a golden retriever behind the wheel. not driving just hanging out. and he seems to be enjoying himself and fido, we're told is now applying for a learner's permit. >> nice. still ahead on abc7 news tonight a bay area university is cashing in with under armor. the big contract help outfit students with clots and jobs. aerials from houston tonight, a truck fell through the roof of a garage. plus... as we remember a lenl yend, we're getting new details on the circumstances of prince's death.
a four hour autopsy on prince today but no cause of death was revealed. >> eric thomas is with usn the newsroom. >> reporter: the sheriff said the outside world knew hims a celebrity but they knew him as a good neighbor. he says there is no evidence of foul play or suicide, numerous detectives and half of the crime lab are assigned to this case. in that news conference, the medical examiner says it may be a while before revealing a cause of death. >> it will be days and likely weeks before having the results available. >> the sheriff's department says staffers went to the paisley park home and found his body in an elevator. paramedics tried cpr but were unsuccessful. the sheriff says there were no signs of trauma. >> it would be a sign of violence. something violent that happened. there is no sign of that. >> prince died after his plane
made an emergency landing and he was rushed to the hospital with what a spokesperson called the flu. today, authorities were forced to deal with rumors that prescription painkillers may be involved. >> there is no information at this time in regards to what they're talking about. >> prince's friends and musical partners continue to grieve. oakland native sheila e said the injuries were no secret. >> we know he's had issues with his hips. if you look back in the days of purple rain, he was on top of risers and jumping down off risers in those heels, you know? it damaged parts of his body. >> the president, who is visiting london today had this to say about the death of the super star. >> i loved prince because he put out great music and was a great performer. >> eric thomas, abc7 news.
purple rain is one of his most-recognizable songs and a movie. a number of amc theaters will be playing the movie from saturday until thursday, including amc in san francisco and in santa clara. >> coachella music festival today, music lovers reminisced about his legacy. and spoke with fans at the famous festival. >> reporter: music fans arrived for week two of the coachella valley festival, it was iric many uniformed tee shirts worn by staff were purple. this, the day after the sudden passing of prince. >> just really sad. yeah. >> upsetting. really young. only 57 righ >> bummer, like a very, like legendary icon, figure.
>> they're not just mourning his loss, they're celebrating everything he brought to the industry. >> just to see a different amount of people from different cultures appreciate him. it's a huge phenomenon. >> many of us grew up with his music. i remember the performance he gave here. >> this is video when prince headlined coachella. >> i remember watching it. so jealous, hoping as a 12-year-old i would be here, he was on my bucket list to see. >> reporter: fans weren't just paying tribute at the festival, but everywhere they're staying. fans are expecting there to be many contribute united states to prince this weekend. >> there will be so many prince covers. it's going to be unreal. every band does one, i
guarantee, every band. >> coachella perhaps the perfect place to remember the singer. >> we're celebrating music. what a time to celebrate a person like that. >> tonight there will be a special edition of "2020" devoted to his life and untimely passing. you can keep track of the latest developments with the abc7 news app. down load it free and get push alerts on breaking news. eight members of an ohio family were discovered shot to death today in what authorities say were execution style killings in four different crime speens in pike county, ohio. the victims included seven adults and one juvenile, all members of the broeden family. each shot in the head. three children, including a four day old baby and six month old survived the shooting. authorities say the killer or killers haven't been arrested.
a tanker drop dropped through the ceiling of a parking garage this evening. it suddenly dropped through a hole in the concrete. there were reports the lower level of the parking garage had been flooded by heavy rains. it was a big day for president obama and the first lady in london. the president met with queen elizabeth this morning and later in a news conference with prince william he called for the country to stay in the eu. president obama says the uk could lose key trade deals if it decides to leave. the president will be in london tomorrow before leaving for germany. kensington palace posted pictures of the president meeting little prince george. the prince's thanking the pez for a rocking horse he gave him when he was born. >> he is adorable, little royal robe there. now, to the race for the white house, hillary clinton and
donald trump jumping into the next round of primaries. today, mrs. clinton made a stop in a equal pay round table. >> don't tell me, america, that we do not have the wealth and capability to rebuild our inner cities. >> i want to run against crooked hillary clinton. >> the g.o.p. chairman rebuked trump for calling the election process rigged but urged top republicans meeting in florida to support the nominee in the republican party, if it is donald trump. the g.o.p. candidates in a week will be in the bay area for the state g.o.p. convention, donald trump will give the key note friday night. john kasich will host a town hall next friday as well. kasich and ted cruz will also speak over the weekend. under armor making a big
investment today, announcing it signed a 10-year deal worth $86 million. this is the first partnership involving apparel. and will offer job opportunities for grads. >> yes. yes. >> no, no. >> 2 million people have seen this video had a parachute drop of humvees that went wrong three times. the army says it's investigating what went wrong. that is an expensive mistake. >> it is. >> it's been a long road and a turbulent road back in the 60s.
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the black panther party are somewhat mellower. >> we're going to walk on this racist power structure. >> they walked from the turbulent 60s and being alive in their 70s. if you ask today the important stuff inside never changes. so said bobby brown, a former black panther remembering the good old days and about to be honored for them. controversies and all. >> the understanding is that we're not thugs but revolutionaries. >> in advance of its 50th anniversary celebration, the
party began in oakland, and beyond protesting, used to serve breakfast to kids, part of a movement preaching love of self, history and community. >> in the black community, it's all, we've always been respected and celebrated. >> they chopped us up to be a bunch of brothers but we're love for our people and making our community better. >> in telling that story, the oakland museum will do it's part with a 10,000 square foot exhibit. facing quite the challenge inputting it together. >> i think you'll get the black panther parto was actually in the end of things an incredibly positive movement. a revelation to some about a revolution now 50 years old. in oakland, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> jumping for joy. the frogs and owners vying to get into one of the largest frog jump competitions in the world next at 6:
earth day clean up. volunteers from schools spent the day pulling weeds and planting greenery saying the work is not just for show, but they depend on volunteers to help out. >> we can't do it all. and our volunteers be fantastic. >> south san francisco holds four volunteer days per year. >> community members came to south bay school to celebrate a decades old program. >> that is what you the front. >> the students and staff, a tradition on the soggy, yet froggy friday. >> sometimes you get a good frog and sometimes a bad so you never know. >> so high up the pass, drop and
make a lot of noise. >> the culmination of a week long schoolwide lesson on science and ecology, now retired teacher also known as the god frogger helped start the frog jump program in 1965 and has been running it since. >> that is great. and just as he has done, he and his team camped out three days near las banos to collect 150 frogs to be used in the competition. >> amazing. he's the frog whisperer for people. >> they're having an old fashioned fun event. and they get really excited bit. >> put a lid on it. >> he hopes volume will you please tears will step up to continue the tradition. his announcement inspired alumni
to show up port, including this woman who flew in to give her teacher a big hug. >> just to come here, to see this today, and get memories fifth grade time here. >> you asked a kid who the favorite activity was for the school. they'll tell you, it was the frog jump. a community coming together to say thank you to a man who made learning fun. >> that is fun. >> it is. >> and i think spencer christian is god frogger of weather. >> i'd leap at a chance to do that. >> oh! >> we've got a patch of showers moving into the santa cruz mountains there. some heavy down pours and showers this evening will be widely scattered and tomorrow, look for wet conditions with a high of 91 in palm springs
tomorrow, lingering clouds and maybe an isolated shower or two in the north bay. it will be a dry day with highs in mid-60s around the bay, and up to 70 degrees inland. sunday, we're going to get windy conditions. here is our wind gust animation showing into sunday we'll see gusts developing on the coast over 40 miles per hour, and up to 32 miles per hour in san francisco. here is our accu-weather forecast. look for gusty and sunny conditions on sunday, will be sunny, breezy monday, and winds will moderate a bit. >> thank you, spencer. >> tur. >> i'm in for dan. i saw on twitter steph curry is at the astros game tonight. i hope he's being carried piggy back by draymond green. i want him to be carried in and out of the stadium. >> things are looking better. taking good care of the ankle. >> i hope so.
game four is sunday. after working out it appears he will be able to play. >> especially in playoff situations, they have kind of the thought if there is instability or doubt, to be on the more cautious side. so i hope it will be there as soon as possible. >> so there, you heard it. you can watch right here on abc7 and espn's mark spears for after the game. l.a. is 9-2 in elimination
games. the kings came back from a deficit to eliminate san jose and go on to win the stanley cup. >> you're going to show up. you need everyone to show up. and they're fun games playing and you've got to have your effort. >> baseball's all time home run leader will be on the mound but as a member of the marlins. miami is fourth in the national league with a 263 average. >> i feel grateful here, this is where i started my life. you know? i don't feel weird. i take my job seriously z i'm very, you know, serious about being a good coach here for the miami marlins and i respect the giants. and root for them and i'm in the
going to root for them now. no. >> a's in toronto, sunny gray got the start and josh donaldson goes down swinging and there go the bats. a's tacked on two more runs in the inning. now in the 7th, oakland leads in the 8th. a's going for the first victory. according to espn, josh norman is going to sign with the redskins for $14 million a season. with eight picks in the draft, raiders hope to build off the 7-9 record. most drafts have a linebacker or
defensive back. >> we've accomplished a lot in terms of the work we've done and know there is a huge amount of work in front of us. so this is no short cut to that. >> this abc7 sports report has been brought to you by orchard supply and hardware. >> no way. >> go to the video. >> donald trump asking californians for help. the robo call going out to a million people tonight. >> then, at 11:00 a patient prom. the special evening getting underway now in one bay area
hospital. >> we start things off with last man standing followed by dr. ken and it's a special 2020 on the legacy of prince. and join us back here on abc7 news at 11:00. >> that is going to do it for this edition of abc7 news, look for breaking news on twitter on abc7 news bay area. i'm larry beil. >> i'm ama daetz. from the entire news team, thanks for joining us tonight. we'll see you again at 9:00 and 11:00.