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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc 7 news. terror in new york. >> i see people running and screaming. >> a driver plows through packs of people. >> he's in the bike lane. >> now eight are dead. >> you could tell that they're not here no more. >> the deadliest terror attack in new york since 9/11. >> we have been tested before. >> tonight the city is standing strong. >> new yorkers do not give in. >> good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm dion lim. at least 11 more people were injured, and that includes suspect sayfullo saipov, who was shot by an officer. >> abc news reporter maggie ruehle is in new york with the latest. >> reporter: dan and dion, that truck traveled a full ten cities blocked barreling down the sidewalk until it finally came to a stop just a couple of blocks from us here. now we're seeing a massive
police presence in downtown manhattan. new york's halloween parade. tens of thousands of people out in the streets defying an act of terror. >> we know that this action was intended to break our spirit. >> reporter: this man accused of turning a truck into a deadly weapon. >> we've got multiple casualties. this is a mass casualty situation here. >> reporter: in the middle of a sunny afternoon the rental truck deliberately hitting pedestrians and bicyclists, plowing 3/4 of a mile toward ground zero. only coming to a stop after hitting a school bus.suspect th the vehicle. >> i saw a guy he had two guns on him and he was just running in the street. >> reporter: fake firearms, a paintball and a pellet gun. witnesses say the suspect shouting allahu akbar. >> i start hearing ten gunshots, one after another, very fast. zbla uniformed police officer assigned to the first precinct
confronted the subject and shot him in the abdomen. >> reporter: the suspect was transported to a hospital along with many innocent victims. some of them now lists in critical condition. authorities say the suspect left behind a note saying he committed the act on beavenue of isis. in new york maggie ruehle, abc 7 news. >> saipov has been arrested before. this mugshot was taken in missouri in 2016 after he failed to show up to court for an unpaid traffic citation. tonight uber confirmed he did drive for that ride-sharing service. he cleared a background check. uber released a statement saying, "we are horrified by this senseless act of violence. our hearts are with the victims and their families. we have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance." now, the president sent out a series of tweets tonight. his latest says, "i have just ordered homeland security to step up our already extreme vetting program. being politically correct is fine but not for this." san francisco police put out a statement saying they're
monitoring the incident in new york city and that "there are no known threats to san francisco at this time." we continue to monitor the developments in this story, and you can get the very latest news anytime with our free abc 7 news app. tonight san francisco police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car. it happened just after 8:00 at sloat boulevard and 36th avenue. the driver remained on the scene. you can see the windshield is nearly caved in. police say the victim is an adult male but they are not revealing much amore, citing th continuing investigation. in walnut creek tonight one person is confirmed dead in a grisly traffic accident. the chp says witnesses saw two cars traveling westbound on treat boulevard moving very fast. they collided and wound up against a tree. you can see this terrible wreckage. two people were injured and taken to the hospital. all lanes on treat boulevard are closed between bancroft and cherry lane. investigators are now sorting through what happened in a sunnyvale neighborhood.
a police officer shot and killed a stabbing suspect near bayshore freeway and fair oaks avenue. a police dog was also killed. abc 7 news reporter katie marzullo is there right now and has this report. katie? >> reporter: dion, investigators have cleared the scene. they were here for about nine hours. people who live here during that time couldn't even drive all the way into their parking garages and they certainly did not expect to come home to police tape. >> so that's -- >> this man just moved to encasa apartments a week ago. now his view is a crime scene. >> kind of pretty scary. i mean, i thought this apartment was pretty safe. the area is pretty good. >> reporter: at 1:00 in the afternoon the sunnyvale department of public safety got a call that there had been a stabbing. when officers arrived, they found an injured woman. she was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. inside one of the units police encountered the stabbing suspect. police are still investigating exactly what happened. for now they're only saying the suspect was armed with a knife and uncooperative.
>> a solo officer fired his duty weapon at the suspect, striking the suspect, who was transported to the hospital. later succumbing to his injuries. >> reporter: officers say before the shooting the suspect went after their dog. >> a police k-9 was involved in an altercation with the suspect. the k-9 was subsequently stabbed and injured. >> reporter: the german shepherd was taken to a vet, but he died. >> what's the point of stabbing the poor dog? the dog didn't do anything to him. so i was a little upset about the stabbing of the k-9. >> reporter: police say the suspect was in his mid 20s. they're not saying what his relationship was to the woman who was stabbed. in sunnyvale, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. seven people were arrested at cal state fullerton, where right-wing commentator milo yeenon los spoke tonight. dozens of protesters got into
scuffles with milo's right-wing supporters. police fired pepper spray at the crowd then formed a line to move them out. a driverless runaway dump truck hit 12 cars and injured two people while careening down a steep san francisco street. sky map 7 shows you the streets where it happened. the truck rumbled down difference dero and stopped when it hit a tree on valero street. otherwise it might have been more damage. pieces of smashed cars littered divisadero. police say the driver was loading concrete on the truck but the vehicle couldn't handle the wait. time is about to run out. california's new gas tax is about to kick in. abc 7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian explains where your money is going. >> reporter: at gas stations across the bay drivers are topping off. >> i might fill the rest of the tank. >> reporter: because come wednesday california's gas tax goes up. you'll pay an additional 12 cents per gallon. the increase approved by the state legislature last spring is expected to raise more than $5.2
billion a year over the next decade. the money will be used to repair the state's crumbling roads and bridges, improve mass transit, and expand bike lanes. >> sp-1 is like a booster shot to finally start fixing that mess that we call the daily commute throughout the bay area. >> reporter: carl guardino of the silicon valley leadership group also serves on the nine-member california transportation commission. >> we're going to have a permanent, steady source of funds for improvements that have been neglected for more than three decades. >> reporter: with the expected revenue from sb-1, dozens of transportation projects are now being fast-tracked statewide. in the south bay a nearly $69 million pavement preservation project will improve lanes on highway 87 from 85 to west julian street in san jose. another 19 million will help repair highway 17 from scotts valley to the santa clara valley
line. >> i spend 2 1/2 hours a day on that road. at some point i would like it to be good. >> supporters say they're willing to pay a little extra as long as the work actually gets done. now, some members of the gop are trying to repeal it which means it will continue to be a controversial issue heading into the 2018 elections. lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. a lot more to come here tonight. new developments in a bizarre standoff involving a teacher and the parent of a student. plus pg&e is answering some questions when it comes to what happened the night the north bay wildfire started. and it's not a normal halloween for children who lost their homes. but costumed kids ended up with candy in their bags and smiles on their faces nonetheless. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. live doppler 7 tracking a pair of storms. hour by hour forecast coming up. but first, dave grohl is in for jimmy kimmel tonight and here's a look at what he has coming up right after abc 7 news at 11:00. >> thanks, dan and dion.
join us for the majesty of the catholic mass here sunday mornings at 8:30. for more information visit mysundaymass.org a parent who took a teacher hostage at a riverside school has died after being shot by police. according to officers, the father of a first-grade student punched someone in the face.
that man then barricaded himself in a classroom and held a 70-year-old teacher hostage. a s.w.a.t. team was called. the campus evacuated. after six hours officers swarmed the school, set off flash-bang grenades, and shot the man. the teacher was not hurt. well, the north bay wildfires are now fully contained. california's insurance commissioner says property damage losses from those fires have topped $3.3 billion. and according to the "press democrat" that makes them the costliest wildfires not only in california but u.s. history. and the california public utilities commission is revealing a report from pg&e that said at least 17 electric safety incidents occurred the night the fire started. in that report obtained by the bay area news group pg&e blames downed trees and heavy winds for damaging power lines and other equipment. the company says the information in that report is preliminarily -- preliminary and there has been no determination
on the cause of the fires. in the north bay tonight halloween was all about the treats. no tricks at all. treats and enormous kindness too. abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard is live in santa rosa where several communities shared the spirit of halloween. cornell? >> reporter: hi, dan. the biggest party happened right here in old courthouse square tonight. up to 1,000 families treated to a fun, free halloween event. exactly what many folks needed. >> all right! >> reporter: bowling a strike felt great. there were lots of games and prizes for kids, who needed a halloween party now more than ever. >> we could play games and eat candy. >> it was a very scary ordeal. >> reporter: most every family has a scary story about the night fires forced them from their homes. this event called a hero's halloween, a chance for hundreds of displaced families to have some fun. >> let the kids kind of get out, not have to think about maybe what their home looks like or doesn't look like anymore.
>> steven lee lives in coffee park, devastated by fire. >> it's great because we have no place to go. you know, we would have to go and look around, find new places. and we can just come downtown. it's awesome. >> happy halloween. >> reporter: downtown became a neighborhood for little trick-or-treaters. merchants stayed open late and passed out candy. >> the kids seem to love it. the parents are loving it. i love it. doesn't get much better. >> check out this halloween block party in the austin creek subdivision of rincon valley, untouched by fire. neighbor tina taika wanted to do something more than candy for displaced families. so she ordered a bounce house, lots of games, and put the word out on social media. >> this is what we wanted. we just wanted them to have fun and enjoy themselves and forget about what's been going on in our community. >> reporter: lots of smiles from the kids told tina it was going to be a happy halloween after all. in santa rosa, cornell barnard, abc 7 news.
abc 7 news was at russian river brewing in santa rosa today, where a new beer was introduced that will help fire victims. 100% of the proceeds from sonoma bridge sales will be donated. at the quf russian river's owner, 50 other breweries have stepped up to create their own sonoma pride brews. russian river has also raised $250,000 from a raffle that lets the winners cut in line to taste younger.ic bear pliny the >> there are plenty of ways you can help fire victims. k find that complete list at our website, abc7news.com. let's talk about the weather forecast. absolutely perfect night for the trick-or-treaters out there. a little cool. felt like fall. >> yeah, practically we're skipping all the way to winter. >> we're going to go from fall to winter. but i feel like the pressure's off. now that halloween's almost over. let me show you live doppler 7, dan and dion. i'll show you what's going on. as we zoom out a little bit, you will notice the skies are clear here in the bay area but there
are some clouds that are up to our north and down to our south. we'll eventually see those clouds filling in. but not immediately. we'll see just patchy clouds tomorrow morning. and that is why we're really not expecting major changes tomorrow. but fast-forward to later this week. and we will be talking about yes, you heard right, snow in the mountains. it's going to look like winter. on friday do expect a chance of some mixed precipitation in the afternoon. in the tahoe area. but by evening you're going to be seeing a mix of rain and snow. saturday is definitely going to be a wintry mix. and sunday winter-like chill. 37 degrees in the afternoon. 30 in the morning. if you're heading up to the mountains, make sure you have your chains because you will need them. and be prepared for winter driving conditions. here's a look at the winter storm wooch that is going up. friday evening through sunday morning one to three feet expected for the highest elevations. expect those travel delays and reduced visibility. now, up to eight inches of snow is expected at the 6500-foot
level. here's a look at the snowfall projection. this computer model is actually putting donner by monday morning at 51 inches. we'll have to wait and see if it actually materializes, that much snow, that is. for the time being we're going one to three feet. it is definitely crisp and cool out there. upper 40s to the mid 50s. and beautiful views because of the clear skies. here's a view from our east bay hills camera. temperatures will be about the same tomorrow. dry and pleasant tomorrow. drizzle possible thursday night. we're looking at a wet chilly pattern through friday and monday. tomorrow morning speaking of the chill definitely bundle up, make sure you have a jacket or sweater when you get going. low 40s to the low 50s. tomorrow afternoon a really nice-looking fall day for your wednesday. not too hot not too cold. upper 50s to the low 70s. there will be a few clouds coming through here. much more in the way of clouds. level one system -- there's two systems, actually, both level ones, come through friday through monday. level one is a light system. 5 is a severe, light to moderate rain, lower elevations quarter
to three quarters of an inch. higher elevations one to two inches. friday evening commute times, showers develop around 8:00 a.m. pretty widespread. scattered light showers continuing friday evening. heavier rainfall, basically call it moderate between friday night and saturday morning before those showers diminish by saturday evening. and you do get a break. so your weekend is not completely wet. sunday afternoon that second system comes in and it spreads the rain into the nighttime hours. as we head into monday morning, some more showers will linger. i have to say the latest computer models are starting to back off on the potential for rain next week but bring back rain the middle of next week. so we'll keep you posted. for the time being you're looking at anywhere from a quarter to a third of an inch to 3/46 an inch. download the app and you can trablg the storms anytime you want. accuweather mainly sunny tomorrow increasing clouds thursday and then level one system friday through monday off and on rain much cooler weather, then we dry out tuesday. don't forget, sunday morning we
okay. we asked to see your photos of your costumes and boy, did you come through. a very special thank you to all of you who shared your halloween with us. keep in mind you can still post your photos. >> that's right. using the hashtag abc7now. we may show them here on the air or online at abc7news.com. we got some great pictures too. so thanks so much. lots of fun. >> so much creativity.
>> on to sports. a lot going on. >> oh, yeah. big announcements. all kinds of good stuff. >> 49ers introducing a quarterback they hope will lead them back to greatness. and it's been a great world who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear.
good evening. after an epic game 5 this world series just had to go a full seven games. and that is where a champion will be decided. the dodgers staying alive tonight against justin verlander, eking out a win in game 6. with verlander's fiance kate upton at dodger stadium. they do have a house together in beverly hills. i read "people." top of the third, george springer with a solo bomb off former a rich hill. four homers for george springer
in this series. houston up 1-0. and hill once again goes nuts after being taken out early. taking it out on the gatorade. verlander, bottom six, chris taylor rbi double. dodgers score a pair. verlander had never lost as an astro. vinny loving it. 2-1 l.a. in the seventh pride of palo alto jacque pederson. he's pumped. three homers in this series. kenley jansen once again coming out for a six-out save, and he gets it. whiffing carl beltran. the series tied three apiece. winner take all game 7. >> you dream about it as a kid. i had i it i think it's going to be big for me and for all of us to remember it's a baseball game, you've got to slow it down, still play the same way we've been playing all year. >> this series has been back and forth and two incredible teams trying to get to the finish
line. so now obviously it's good for our sport. bad for us because we wanted to win tonight. >> the 49ers are 0-8 but all smiles today in santa clara with the man the niners believe might be their next great quarterback in jimmy garoppolo. he's been tom brady's understudy in new england the past four years. acquired yesterday. flew in today, ready to learn the new playbook. c.j. beathard will start this sunday against arizona but clearly the future belongs to jimmy g. >> bit of a whirlwind no doubt about it. when i first found out i can't even describe how excited i was. it really is a privilege. i'm excited about it. >> we brought him here because we want him to be the quarterback of the future. that's up to jimmy and how itworks out here. we're going to do our best to get him ready. we're going to be looking at every opportunity. and this opportunity came up. jimmy's the guy who could be
that guy. well, nothing says inept better than the cleveland browns. they agree on a deal to acquire bengals backup quarterback a.j. mccarron just minutes before today's trade deadline. since he sent in the paperwork. the browns apparently do not know how to work their fax machine. they missed the deadline! and the nfl rejected the trade. you are the cleveland browns. abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> pretty weak. >> as bill belichick would say, do y