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and thrive. lynn spalding before being found dead in a locked hospital stairwell. >> and the autopsy report is not sitting well with friends. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates is here with new details. ama? >> carl lynn and dan, the entire case has been mismanaged from day one and the autopsy report is the latest example. lynn spalding's friends and family know the cause of death as determined by the medical examiner. >> this is the autopsy report released for 57-year-old lynn spalding. she was found dead at san francisco general hospital 17 days after she was reported missing from her hospital room. the medical examiner's report says spalding died of probable
electrolyte imbalance and insepsis. that refers to alcohol which has the spalding family attorney very upset. >> now that they found that it is unnecessary. that is not why this lady died. >> the family was supposed to receive the medical examiner's report before the media. >> i will certainly pursue through various avenues that there will be some investigation to the way this particular case has been handled. whether it is through a regulatory agency or a grand jury. >> some say they are angry because they feel the report blames the victim, saying spalding would still be alive had the hospital not lost her. and they still don't know how
spalding died. they helped explain the medical examiner's report. >> it balances in combination with a liver whose inability to compensate for them resulted in a collapse of her heart or her brain resulting in death. >> they have not yet been able to review their report and the lawyer for the family vows to get answers. there are several problems with this autopsy report. for example, they did the autopsy on october fifth and 6th and she was not found until the 8th. >> that's a major problem. >> we will have to see what happens now. >> ama, thank you. >> happening right now in los angeles, just minutes ago police shot and killed a man after a wild high speed chase in a corvette. he wove through the streets for about an hour before slamming into another car. then he tried to run as you will see here. at least one officer pulled the trigger and he was
killed. the chase started after police tried to pull over the man for reckless driving. >> another deadly shooting at an american high school today, just a day before the one-year anniversary before the sandy hook shooting in connecticut. an 18-year-old high school senior rushed into his school and opened fire shooting a student before apparently killing himself. abc news reporter has leat breaking details on the -- has late breaking details on the gunman. >> terror on the campus of arapahoe high school where 18-year-old carl pearson, a senior at the school armed with two molotov cocktails and a shotgun opened fire inside the school. >> he shot her and he just came screaming down the stairs, help me, help me. >> running military-style. i looked and i double looked and it was a shotgun. >> the janitor says he called out the name of a teacher seen in this facebook photo, tracy murphy. >> he knew he was the target and he left that school in an
effort to try to encourage the shooter to also leave the school. >> a 15-year-old student who suffered a significant gunshot wound is currently listed in critical condition. >> deputies rushed into the school. >> the time the deputy called out the incident until the time that he discovered the shooter's body was within five minutes. >> hundreds of students were evacuated from campus with their hands held high above their head. a similar scene that reminded men of the columbine killings where 14 years ago and eight miles away 13 people were gunned down. >> you guys are not that far from columbine. it had to be on everybody's mind. >> it was so sur veal -- surreal. in colorado we unfortunately have had so many of these incidents. >> they enacted tougher gun laws following the shooting spree in new town, connecticut. including banning high capacity round magazines.
this incident show involved a shotgun. abc news, los angeles. >> a man suspected it in a series of north bay bank robberies may be connected to a failed art heist and kidnapping 35 years ago. officers shot 60-year-old christopher jay wooten yesterday in san rafael after an attempted bank robbery and high speed chase. he is the cotton bowl bandit who robbed 10 other banks since last december. he got that name because of the hat he wears on his head. wooten has a criminal past. he and another man ab -- abducted a woman during a botched oil painting robbery. he was released in 1990. the poor air quality that has been hanging around for the past week will not go away. another spare the air day has been issued for tomorrow. spencer christian is in for sandhya patel with a look at live doppler 7hd for us. spencer? >> here is live doppler 7hd. it will get chilly in a few
spots, but what we are concerned about is air quality. it is in decline as we look live from the tower camera over san francisco. we can see tomorrow is our seventh consecutive spare the air day. that is a record for the bay area. we will have medium air quality at best over most of the bay area and the santa clara valley will have the poorest quality of all. remember no wood burning during a spare the air alert. >> spencer, thank you. san francisco ballet's performance of the nutcracker was interrupted when a fire alarm went off. the war memorial opera house had to be evacuated. we got these pictures from viewers. there was no fire, but fans got good pictures with a few of the stars including the rat kings. after a quick run through by security, the show went on. water service has been restored to nearly all of millbrae following a series of watermain breaks. they happened between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and affected more than a thousand households. ifcity officials say the pipes
may have burst because of the cold weather or because they are 65 years old. the repairs will cost cash-strapped millbrae about $1 million. we have nef details about a high school band in san jose that was robbed of its fundraising money. this is the oak grove band in concert tonight and an armed guard will be at every wednesday night's bingo fundraiser. a man with a gun took up to $5,000 from the weekly game this week. surveillance cameras will also be added. tomorrow a thousand south bay families will receive holiday gifts thanks to the hard work of dozens of people. firefighters and volunteers have gathered presents and they p wrad them in san jose and tomorrow they will distribute them throughout santa clara county. th is the toy drive's 29th year. >> more than 400 million dollars is up for grabs. coming up, did anybody win the mega millions jackpot?
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♪ no presents beneath the tree? ♪ ♪ wait a minute, now i see ♪ my gifts are above me ♪ that's my kind of holiday tonight. two bart workers killed on the tracks ignored safety procedures and were facing in the opposite direction of the train that hit them. that's according to autopsy reports released just hours ago. the two men, 58-year-old christopher shepherd and 66-year-old lawrence daniels were inspecting the tracks between walnut creek and pleasant hill. our media partner says the investigation shows neither acted as a lookout. the autopsy was released as bart and its unions are trying
to resolve a last-minute dispute over a costly family leave clause bart says was mistakenly placed. here are the winning mega millions numbers. 19, 24, 26, 27, 70 and the mega ball is 12. now forget the numbers because nobody won. the jackpot rolls over for the 21st straight time. so tuesday's jackpot is estimated at $550 manage. $550 million. that is the second largest jackpot ever. new details about the health effects of e-cigarettes. a new study shows the cigs are a source of secondhand exposure to nicotine. another study found e-cigarette smokers inhaled more nicotine because they extend to breathe in deeper. they breathe in deeper.
a rocking wedding is taking place over the weekend you of the palace of fine arts. the lead guitarist from journey is marying a tv star. sergio is live to explain why. >> no doubt they have been here at the palace, but there are signs up warning about the parking restrictions. today a ballet school has been scram glig to make sure -- scrambling to make sure the sunday wedding does president -- doesn't conflict with their sunday matinee performance of the nutcracker. the rotunda is set up. it is for a rock legend and reality tv star and they will exchange vows. >> i always looked at the palace of fine arts and i said that is the most gorgeous, historic place in san francisco to see.
>> he is best known as the co-founder of journey. she is known as the real housewife of dc who crashed the white house with her then husband. their sunday wedding has been in the works for the last few months. it is billed as the winter wonderland music event and slated to be televised live on pay per view. they tell me they are excited and they hope it doesn't rattle the area. >> i think the neighborhood is a little worried that we are going to -- like be like guns n' roses and smashing tv's. it will be a class see, elegant crowd. >> parking signs are already set up warning people about the restrictions. that may turn out to be a problem for these ballet students who are getting ready for their own sunday show. >> as we wish the happy couple the best with their festivities it definitely has an impact on the turnout of our show.
>> they will be per forming a 2:00 p.m. matinee and they are asking people to park an hour early to avoid being affected by the wedding. >> we are redirecting people to park at the yacht club and chrisy field or the marina green. >> the entire palace of fine arts park will be closed to the public starting at 3:00 p.m. for the wedding. all 500 guests of the wedding will be shuttled in to minimize the traffic impact on the neighborhood. abc7 news. >> well, could you use an extra $7,000 this holiday season? sure, why not? that's how much you could win just by helping abc7 news fight hunger in the bay area. when you click give where you live on the facebook page we will donate $1 to the feeding america food bank for you. and you will be entered to win $7,000 cash. just think of all of the good you can do with that money. we will announce the winner on december 19th. go to the abc7 news facebook page when you can. help us give where you live and spread the word so your friends can help too.
>> michigan is buried under ice and snow, but that is not stoping a group of surfers of catching a few waves on the third coast. this is prime surfing season on lake michigan. the waves are great even though the water is just 45 degrees. surfing in such cold water requires wetsuits with thermal liesed interiors and specially sealed seems. >> our eyelashes can freeze and our feet are cold. but i am almost just as warm as you are. >> i can assure you he is not. >> these guys have another couple weeks before the lake freezes and the surfing season ends. they are maniacs. >> they are maniacs. you need a wetsuit and a disturbed mind. >> icicles from your eyelashes. no thank you. let's talk about the weather. a little better surfing weather around here. >> spencer christian is in now. >> we have a mild trend coming our way. here is a look at live doppler
7hd. it is going to be a bit chilly in some spots overnight. it is getting chilly already. a live view from the exploratorium camera at the embark daughter rosen ter. embarcadero. 44 across the bay and oakland at 39 in redwood city and los gatos and half moon bay, 44 san jose. another live view from the emeryville camera looking westward across the bay we have 35 right now and santa rosa 33 at napa and 36 at petaluma. you can see the north bay will be chilly. fairfield, concord 39 and 40 in livermore. one more live view from the south beach camera. our forecast features clear and chilly and the seventh consecutive and that is a record. a milder pattern on sunday and will last for a few days. the satellite image shows a big area of high pressure building in to keep the weather calm and dry here for the next several days. the jet stream is flowing well to our north. no showers on the way, but if you are looking for showers you can find a meteor shower overnight. looking at the western sky just after 4:44 a.m. after the
moon set and before sunrise, and you will see the meteor shower that will be quite a spectacular display in the western sky overnight. and speaking of overnight we will have clear skies with the low temperatures dropping to about 29 at napa and 30 at santa rosa. the inland east bay will see lows into the low to mid30s and down in the south bay, 32 at morgan hill and 36 san jose and we will see lows in the midto upper 30s around the bay and some upper 30s to about 40 on the coast. highs tomorrow generally in the upper 50s to the low 60s around the bay and inland. midto upper 50s on the coast. as you look at the high temperature trend in downtown san jose, notice -- and by the way this is indicative of the trend we will see at our inland locations, there is a rise in temperatures up to 70 degrees on monday and 69 on tuesday. far above the afnlg for this time of year -- for the average this time of year. it will drop off sharply later in the week. there is perhaps a strong enough shift in the wind to mix out some of the stagnant air and improve our air
quality. meanwhile here is the accu-weather seven-day forecast. notice as the temperatures continue to rise, you don't notice it here, but it is unlikely that the air quality will improve much. tomorrow the seventh consecutive spare the air day continuing through tuesday. inland highs and bay shore highs in the midto upper 60s and low 60s on the coast. very calm and quiet weather pattern. maybe as the week -- as we get later into the week there is a change in the could sky conditions and we could get stronger wippedz and that may help bring in cleaner and fresher and better air. >> we need it. >> we really do. >> and wetter air. >> well, we can use the wet weather as well. one thing at a time. we'll take the cleaner air first. >> larry beil is here now. >> this is a fun game, but maybe not the ending everyone would like. warriors trying to shoot off the rockets. tough to do that unless somebody decides they will guard james harden.
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jermaine o'neil had surming reon a torn ligament in his right wrist. he could be out for two months. they are not sure. that is troubling on a night when you are facing big dwight howard and the rockets. inducted into the basketball hall of fame and spent a couple years in golden state. jeremy lin is back at or cal. warriors down early. barnes gliding in for the two handed jam. we want to see a dunk. james hardin with authority to end the first quarter. my goodness.
warriors need more out of david leigh and he delivered. 23 points and 10 rebounds. you know it is not your night when dwight howard is hitting three's. this is his first of the year. he was seven of seven at the line. i don't know which is the bigger miracle. rockets up seven at the half. somebody want to guard hardin? anybody please? he had 2 sex. >> he the 26. eight rebounds off the bench to give the warriors a one-point lead. patrick beverly you don't think will kill you late. he did and the rockets win it 116-112. splash brothers held to 35 total. the 49ers will be reunited with an old friend sunday in tampa. and they are hoping they don't see too much of them. that would be the safety who left the 49ers for a $41 million contract with the tampa bay buccaneers. vernon davis keeps in touch and he knows what to expect when they meet out on the field. >> i think desean is one of the most talented guys when it
comes to making tackles. he is fast and he is quick and when he hits you, it is a strike. it is not like -- it is not one of those things. it is a strike. he can do it it. i enjoy saying it especially when he was here. i am on the other side of the ball now. >> big college football news. nick saban is staying at alabama with a handsome raise after leveraging the texas job which oh by the way is not vai can't yet. vacant yet. getting a contract exteption worth -- extension worth 7 and 7.5 million a year. he happily paid up to make sure saban who lead with three national titles did not bolt for the long horns where mac brown is expected to resign. abc7 sports brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> chaching. >> indeed. >> thank you very much. next on abc7 news, from toddlers to brothers to fathers.
those whod ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. weather forecast. we will be clear and calm and cold inland with some patches of frost likely. the sun will rise at 7:17. dan and carolyn? >> spencer, thanks so much. a holiday tradition spaning more than three decades. >> it all started in 1980. michael gray sitting on
santa's lap. but by 1984 michael's brother had joined him. >> there you can see him by himself and then soon his brother and then over the next three decades since it has been a scenery peteed over and over and -- seen repeated over and over and over again. dmoi guy now -- >> now he passed the tradition to their kids. they hope to continue the photo well into the future. >> very cute. coming up n to those who've been denied ewelcome to covered california.