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live, where you live. this is abc 7 news. now at 11:00, live doppler 7 is tracking a new round of rain set to hit the bay yare tonight. >> and here's a live look outside. expect a soggy start to tomorrow morning's commute. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. let's get trastraight to sandhy patel. >> take a look at live doppler 7 because the rainfall is intensifying right now. i'm going to take you to street-level radar. let's start in the east bay around forest knolls. 1.44 inches per hour. this is definitely going to be heavier rain, and as i track it for you, it is heading toward
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woodacre and it's lighter in intensity around the oakland, alameda area into piedmont. that is going to change as we are tracking off the coastline southwest of the bay area, thunderstorms, multipe lightning strikes, a good 58 miles away. it's a 2 for tomorrow. brief heavy rain expected. thunder and hail are possible. ferry ride, thunderstorm potential and hail. and if you are walking, slippery roads, so do watch out. i'll have the hour by hour forecast taking beyond your morning commute. a reminder, track the rain anytime with our app and be sure to enable push alerts. tonight we have new details on a deadly domestic dispute on
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the peninsula. a hman showed up to his ex-wifes office and started threatening her. tonight the ex-husband is dead. it happened north of 101 where we find katie marzullo live tonight. katie? >> reporter: there were two crime scenes here. the first one in this parking lot where the man confronted his ex-wife. the second, about a block in this direction, where he ran, where he ultimately shot himself and died. people working in the seaport business center in redwood city heard the shooting but didn't know it. >> some kind of fireworks. or a loud noise that we didn't know what it was. >> maybe one in the labs there was a small explosion or something. >> reporter: he knew it was something serious. >> i saw a cop with a gun, and they were pointing in that direction, and within like five, ten seconds, i heard a pop. >> reporter: just before 2:30, redwood police got a 911 call
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from a woman who said that her ex-husband showed up at her workplace and was chasing her with a gun. >> there's a shot that's fired that you can hear on the tape. >> reporter: the woman was not hurt. the deputy chief says there was a brief negotiation, but the man pointed his gun at officers. >> one of our officers fired one round, and we believe he discharged a round at himself into his face. >> reporter: police say the self-inflicted wound killed the man. it's not clear if the officer's shot also hit him. according to police, the woman had a restraining order against her ex-husband. officers had made contact with him three times this month for domestic violence-related issues. at one point, they confiscated all the weapons registered in his name. katie marzullo, abc 7 news. we have new details on a kidnapping and extortion plot that ended at this bank.
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we're hearing from the elderly man who was the victim of this terrifying ordeal. >> cornell bernard spoke to him and joins us live with the story. >> reporter: luckily, richard russell wasn't hurt during their strange kidnapping case. he has a pretty good sense of humor about the whole ordeal. >> he actually seemed more nervous than i was. >> reporter: 75 year old richard russell tells us a bizarre tale of how he was kidnapped by a man dressed as a construction worker who showed up on his doorstep tuesday morning. >> i opened the door, and he had a blowtorch. and he had this pry bar. >> reporter: there was a struggle. >> he kept saying get down, get down, get down, and i thought, no, i'm not going to get down. so we started struggling. >> reporter: russell got these cuts when the suspect tried and failed to tie him up. >> he took a shotgun that i have, and i said, well, there's
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a shotgun, but there ain't bullets for it. >> reporter: the suspect kept apologizing for the crime, he was even courteous. >> he asked me if i wanted a glass of water. >> reporter: the suspect forced russell to drive his own car to chase bank to withdraw cash. >> when we got to the bank, he said, now, you're going to go into the bank and you're not going to tell them to call the police, i said no. i think it was his first rodeo. >> reporter: police arrested the 26-year-old from pittsburg at gun point. no one had seen the man before. >> it was shocking. scary. that's never, nothing like this has ever happened in this neighborhood. >> reporter: richard russell, a retired civil engineer is able to laugh about the kidnapping. he knows it would have been much worse. cornell bernard, abc 7 news. a man riding a bike died today after being hit by a car. sky 7 was over san jose where
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you see police at lee avenue and coy drive. part of the road was closed during the investigation, obviously. the driver of the car stopped nearby and is cooperating with police. 647 million dollars is on the line and governor brown is on a quest to get that cash for california. on day two of his washington, d.c. trip he met with elaine chao. this photo was tweeted out. earlier this month, she delayed a nearly $650 million grant to electrify cal train. after meeting with her, he's hopeful the president's team will take a second look. it's day 61 of president trump's first 100 days in office. and today the president went to capitol hill and said pass the obamacare replacement or lose reelection. meanwhile, his supreme court nominee stood tall during nearly ten hours of testimony today.
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>> does the president have the right to authorize torture? >> does a good judge decide who should win? >> democrats grilled neil gorsuch on cases and issues. >> the president said that he would appoint someone who would overturn roe. >> the judge often skirted around the answer. >> it has been reaffirmed many times, i can say that. >> he did, however, answer questions about how he would handle cases involving the president. >> no hman is above the law. >> the president got to work selling the replacement for obamacare. >> the house bill ends the obamacare nightmare and gives health care decisions back to the states and back to the american people. >> and he didn't mince words, telling republicans, i honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don't get this done. but it appears many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle aren't ready to buy. >> there aren't enough votes to
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pass this particular bill. >> the vote on the replacement bill is set for thursday in the house of representatives. and tonight we now know why the trump administration banned carry-on electronic devices on some international flights. the white house is concerned isis could use explosives hidden in laptop batteries, though there is no threat of imminent attack. eight muslim majority nations are affected. the ban applies to any device larger than a cell phone, including tablets and game consoles. uc berkley student is recovering after he was diagnosed with meningitis. uber has a new promise tonight. no more brilliant jerks. coming up, the change the embattled san francisco tech company is vowing to make. plus, the search for a
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diamond bandit. and don't try this at home. the dare devil driver who sped through a flooded road. and tracking more rain. sandhya patel is back with the hour by hour forecast. first, here's a look at what's coming up on jimmy kimmel live. >> thanks, dan and ama. here's what someone paid us to do tonight. >> got on stage with me and did a few bits. >> he did comedy bits on his own? or did you make fun
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change is coming. that's what uber is promising tonight after a rare conference call today with the media. >> this comes after a slough of
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high-profile incidents, to the company's ceo being caught on dash cam arguing with a driver. >> we have more from the newsroom on this story. >> the conference call covered a lot. there was talk of culture changes, diversity training and expanding the management team. uber is more popular than ever. that's word from company executives. still uber's top female leaders spoke of necessary changes coming their way. board member arianna huffington said going forward there can be no room at uber for brilliant jerks and zero tolerance for anything but totally respectable behavior. in an equitable workplace environment. >> some people don't like to take responsibility for their [ bleep ]. >> just last month, this video surfaced of uber ceo arguing with a uber driver about fare changes. the company is also accused of a sexual harassment coverup.
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crisis communications experts rolanda bonilla thinks holding the conference cool was a good move. >> i absolutely had to do something about that, and this is the best opportunity to reset that. >> reporter: uber promises more diversity training, better communication with drivers on how they are paid and more driver support. >> if there's any way things can be improved. it's welcome. >> it needs good management. and right now we have someone standing in the way of good management who is the founder of the company. >> he wasn't part of today's call and has no intention of stepping down. uber does plan to hire a new chief operations officer. abc 7 news. san jose police want to track down two jewelry thieves who grabbed a die ploppamond an. the men asked to see a diamond, grabbed it and ran off and dropped it. after grabbing it off the ground, he and a woman ran out
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the door. crime stoppers is offering a reward for help finding the thieves. a couple in the spotlight is now going public with good news. this weekend they got engaged. they shared these pictures publicly on facebook. they first appeared publicly together in 2015 after huskens was kidnapped. at one point, police thought this was a hoax. the kidnapper was sentenced to 40 years in prison last week. the worst flooding in decades in peru has killed at least 70 people. this driver tried to cross floodwaters near lima. he was able to get out unhurt, fortunately, floodwaters have ripped apart bridges, carried away homes and torn apart crops. >> fla that is intense. take a look at live doppler 7.
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i'll show you where it is coming down. street level radar. we're going to go in closer to pockets of moderate to heavy rain around san marin drive. as i pan around to other parts there, right around novato we're seeing moderate to light rain. downpours from alameda, 11th avenue, as we go down to the south bay, highway 101. heading into santa clara we're also seeing wet weather. although it's not so heavy right now over san francisco and the peninsula, i do want to show you what's ahead. we are tracking multiple cells here, stronger cells, some heavier rain, and this is what i'm concerned about for your morning commute, so do expect some downpours as we head into the morning. i do want to track some of these cells here so you know where it's going. this one here, a little bit of heavier activity heading towards daley city, brisbane at 11:39. temperatures in the 50s, 60s.
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that's about the only thing mild, here's a look at the morning commute. it's going to be a rainy view. thunderstorms are possible. we've seen those multiple lightning strikes, and another moderate storm arriv friday. this is a 2 on the scale. moderate strength as we head into tomorrow morning. to it is going to and rough morning ride. along with the potential for thunder and brief heavy rain there might be hail as well. do allow extra time for your morning commute. 3:00 a.m., downpours in reds and oranges and yellows. pops of red indicating the rain is going to intensify in the south bay around 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. in the east bay. but still seeing returns that are heavier off the coast. 7:00 a.m., scattered to light activity. 8:00 a.m., it begins to ease up. the coverage begins to less and little bit, but you are still
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going to deal with scattered showers and shades along noontime. plenty of sun for the afternoon hours as we head into the evening. the system winds down. so it's going to be briefly heavy, but most of the rain is coming in during your morning commute. do allow extra time. anywhere from a third to try quarte -- three quarters of an inch of rain. rain, slippery roads, low visibility is what you need to look out for. and ft. haif the hail's coming you know how it is, if you're driving, it is hard to see. can you get your live doppler 7 and track it. hang on to those shades. you'll need them along with the umbrellas tomorrow afternoon. winter weather advisory for the sierra midnight tonight until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. four to eight inches, up to a foot along the crest. morning showers and thunder, a
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moderate-strength storm. two on the storm impact scale. another two for friday where it's going to be wet and gusty, in between, thursday morning's going to be cold with near-freezing conditions. sunny afternoon, a dry saturday, chance of showers sunday, a one, a light system. and more showers monday morning, but i think you'll get a chance to take a break after that. you do want to allow extra time, the morning commute is going to be dicey. okay. did you see it? some "wheel of fortune" fans say the biggest contestant fail in the show's history happened tonight. >> guessing one letter goes horribly wrong. next.
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hide your eyes. an epic fail often tonight's "wheel of fortune" is almost painful to watch. >> 600. >> k.
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>> no. >> lisa? >> the answer was literally spelled out for him minus one letter, and kevin picked a k. of course the answer is "a streetcar named desire." people are going crazy on social media tonight. sometimes you blow it, right? it just happens. >> that's rough. we have a say ng thing in t business, the mind is amazing tool. it starts the minute you're born and stops the minute the red light comes on. new video of kevin durant testing his knee,
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good evening. positive signs in all trebss for the warriors right now. take a look at kevin durant right here, working on his jump shot before tonight's game in dallas. no doctor, don't even play one on tv, but that guy looks like he's going to be ready for the playoffs. >> can you hit from the logo like this? second quarter, david west. outta my way! and kd liking that from the bench. the teardrop. steph, mean assists. draymond green, with authority. he had five threes. dubs connected on 13 triples on the night. and patrick talked about the
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bench mob here. third quarter, and it's steph for the three. these are the kind of bounces he was not getting for a couple weeks. and then hustling. loose ball, scoops it up. little brother had only ten. klay and the warriors found their groove again, and they win it 112-87. >> a really good back to back at a time when we need them, you know. we're heading into the playoffs, and we want to go in on a good note and keep winning games. >> i think that bejust have a lot of competitors on the team. guys that don't want to lose back to back. we accept the challenges, the fights. guys banged up. guys tired. but we want to go out and perform. it's our job, and we're going to have to do it. sharks trying to snap a losing streak in minnesota. sharks down 1-0. wrister from the point, hits a wild body in front. and makes it a 1-1 game.
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wild answer. a one-timer that beats martin jones, 17th of the year, and the sharks lose their fourth in a row. 3-2 was the final. barry bonds is back with the team, a special adviser to the ceo, he'll be an ambassador for the team and the community and work for minor leaguers on hitting instruction. you know the song, "it never rains in southern california", oh, it did at dodger stadium. sixth inning. japan down 1-0. deep to right. andrew mccutchen gave it a go at the wall. couldn't make the catch. a ground to third. he will not get brandon crawford running from third. shortstop scores on the ground. and luke gregerson strikes out

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