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>> a very good saturday morning to you. thanks for being with us. i'm katie marzullo. we will start you off with a quick first look at the weather. we have meet frances dinglasan in for lisa argen. >> good morning. we enjoy this beautiful shot from our roof camera looking out toward the bay bridge. santa rosa now reporting fog with visibility near a fourth of a mile. here's what you can expect. chilly because of the clear skies so we lost a lot of heat overnight. temperatures in the upper 20s to mid-40s this afternoon. more sunshine. it is a spare-the-air day, but we will climb into the mid-to upper 60s and then this evening things will cool down. so if you are heading out. grab a jacket. it will dip into the mid-50s by about 7:00 tonight. i have your complete accuweather
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seven-day forecast coming up. i'm looking for rain. katie. >> all right. aren't we all. thank you, francis. we start with developing news in oakland. a shooting victim has died. the victim was shot in east oakland on 96th avenue near bancroft avenue last night. he was shot at least once, possibly in the head. he died this morning. neighbors reported hearing about 20 shots fired. police have not released any information on a possible suspect or suspects, but we know a reward is being offered for information. >> it is one development after another for the family of a 13-year-old girl on life support. this morning a new facility is offering to take jahi mcmath but the question remains who will perform the medical procedures needed to move her. abc7 news anchor ama daetz has the latest from children's hospital. >> he's a professional. >> reporter: the fight to keep jahi
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mcmath on a ventilator led to a with war of words. that was between the hospital spokesman and the mcmath family attorney, mr. dolan. the family wants to move jahi to another facility for long-term care. >> if they want to move the body of this individual, we will do everything in our power as long as it's legally and medically correct to help them. >> but the hospital said certain requirements need to be met before jahi can be moved. >> one is that they have a physician who will perform the surgery necessary to transfer the body. secondarily, that the body be transferred, and thirdly, that there is a licensed legitimate place that will take a deceased person on a ventilator. >> dolan said a facility in southern california may be willing to take jahi and has spoken to children's hospital. but the facility requires a tracheotomy and a feeding tube inserted first to make the transfer possible. time is running out. the order expires monday at 5:00 p.m.
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jahi's uncle isn't giving up. >> we have to go to court and buy time. we have to do it by any means necessary. >> dolan plans to be back in court monday to file an extension and file a complaint in federal court. >> what this hospital is doing is telling this family, we are going to decide what is going to happen to jahi, not you, even if it kills her. >> dolan said that's a violation of the family's constitutional rights. ama daetz, abc7 news. a.c. transit union workers have ratified a third labor contract. this is the third tentative agreement bus mechanics, drivers and others have voted on in the last few months. you might recall governor brown called for a 60-day cooling off period that prevented a possible strike. that cooling-off period ends tomorrow. the tentative agreement includes a 9.5% wage increase over the next three years. employees will also have to make a flat monthly contribution of $125 to their healthcare costs. california desperately in need of more rain.
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the state is now on track for one of the driest years on record. reservoirs are alarmingly low and farmers are starting to worry. the question is, should you? here's abc7 news reporter alan wang. [horn honking] >> that's the dinner bell for tim's cattle herd. he's been feeding them hay every other day because the drought has left his pastures barren. >> we are looking at nothing. normally he has five to six inches of green grass provided free by mother nature. >> we are feeding $500 to $600 every other day for the feed. that's the hay. >> at that cost cattle ranchers are selling off large portion of their heard. we could see a glut in the market and lower prices early on. but when they are regrowing their herds, prices could skyrocket.
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people in some areas are being ordered to cutback on water usage and many other reservoirs below 40%. >> people in particular in agriculture, they are the ones with the biggest concern because they rely on basic rain up front. >> right now hetch hetchy reservoir, which supplies water to san francisco and other parts of the bay, is at 70% capacity. >> right now we aren't too worried, but we will see what january, february and march bring. mandatory restrictions won't be considered, but for now we have to worry about food prices going up. in the east bay, alan wang, abc7 news. >> for the sixth day in a row, today is a spare-the-air day in the area. it's the 21st spare the air alert this winter. air officials say unless weather changes, this could become the new normal. woodburning would be banned throughout the region. violators face a $100 fine. $500 if you are caught a second
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time. more than 1 million americans will lose their unemployment benefits today when the federal government's emergency compensation expires. few senators, one democrat, one republican have proposed extending the benefits another three months. president obama plans to push congress to do so when it returns next month. the president said the abrupt cutoff of cash assistance will hurt economic growth and jobs. >> this morning bizarre new details about a killing that happened in san francisco earlier this month. police arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the murder and attempted robbery that happened on november 14th. a group of men tried to hold up a person with a cell phone. the victim complied burks one of the robbers shot him anyway. the bullet only grazed the victim's face and hit an accomplice, killing him. police identified 16-year-old clifton chapman as the dead robbery suspect. the robbery victim was wounded, but is okay.
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oakland police are trying to track down a robbery suspect who they say took a picture of himself with a stolen phone. police believe this man is one of two people responsible for robbing a woman back in august when they took her cell phone and necklace. police say the suspect used the cell phone to take this selfie after committing the crime, not realizing the photo would be uploaded to the internet through the cloud. a group of patients in southern california is fighting parkinson's disease in part by fighting each other. it's an innovative program that incorporates boxing as part of their physical therapy. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the story. >> reporter: since dolores took up boxing four months ago, the 79-year-old has noticed big changes. >> i'm not so stooped over, my back is straight again and i'm walking with a better swing and my balance is a lot better. >> she was diagnosed with parkinson's disease a year ago. she credits the program, lock -- rock steady boxing, for the
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slowing of the progression of the disease. the symptoms often include shaking and slowness of movement. twice a week she and others who share the same challenge work out for 90 minutes at a gym in southern california. >> their agility, their balance, all of this is just so much more improved. >> no one gets hit in this boxing program. ann adams brought it here from indianapolis after seeing how it helped her own father who has parkinson's and used to use a wheelchair. >> i watched him get better, dancing around in class. very agile. >> research shows it's not just boxing, but traditional forms of exercise such as exercising and aerobic training this can help with balance and mobility but ron said boxing is different from other exercises he's tried. >> the most beneficial type of thing that i found for overall wellness. >> carolyn johnson, abc7 news. those classes in coasta mesa
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cost about $120 a month. >> this morning a san francisco police officer and her kindness toward a stranger. jackie encountered a homeless, barefoot woman yesterday afternoon holding a sign saying she needed new news. she took the woman to a nearby shoe store at union square and bought her a pair of boots with money out of her own pocket. we posted this photo on our facebook page along with a reminder how giving should not end after the holidays. that is a wonderful story and a great message to remember. the weather message, meanwhile? >> sunny and mild. enjoy the sunshine. we will see a lot of it today. in fact, we are having such a hard time choosing from all our beautiful camera shots. we are looking at mt. tam, where you can see the hazy conditions for the spare the air day today. i will have your complete accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. >> thanks, francis. also still to come, two bay area
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wheelchair was hit head-on by a car on monterey road near falon avenue. a 50-year-old woman killed while crossing the highway laft month. pedestrian and drivers, police say, both need to focus more on traffic and remove the smartphone earbuds that can prevent them from hearing approaching cars. a u.c. berkeley grad has become the first person to die in an avalanche this season. michael was an avid skier and recently moved to jackson hole wyoming from san francisco. as lilian kim explains, he was skiing in the back country when his trip turned fatal. >> it's a risky take to live life. it's the risky take to feel life and that's what it was. >> billy shared a ski house with mike in squaw valley a couple years ago. he said michael had a strong sense of adventure but always took the proper safety precautions when skiing. he is very experienced in the
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back country, he was with a group of very experienced people. they did most of the right things, but you can never be too careful. >> he was said to have all the safety gear, a beacon, probe and shovel when his friends found him buried in the snow just outside the boundaries of the jackson hole resort. a doctor in the area attempted to revive him but he was pronounced dead. it appears he was the first in a group of five people to head down the slope and trigger the avalanche. the brother arrived in jackson. the two grew newspaper orange county but both moved to the bay area for college. >> it is my understanding they were able to find him with shovels and whatnot quickly, but unfortunately they weren't able to revive him. >> michael was only 29 years old who left san francisco to spend the winter in wyoming. the cal grad majored in economics and public policy and was president of the cal ski team. his family released a statement saying mike lived life with a full heart. he loved his families, cal
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bears, his skiing buddies in san francisco. >> that's been the big take away from this. mike lived his life with a lot of love to people around him, and they did for him as well. >> the avalanche was set to have a 40-inch slide depth. it's also been described as a south slab avalanche, which according to experts, tend to break at your feet. abc7 news. >> a body found in mccovey cove has been identified. it's that of 22-year-old man of brazil. he called family and friends on october 28th and said he was in trouble and needed police. his sister came to san francisco 20 lack for him. it took until now to identify his badly decomposed body. >> shipping giants ups and fedex are still reeling from the holiday rush that delayed delivery of packages. both companies have apologized said bad weather and a surge in online shopping were behind the problem. neither company released numbers but it's estimated thousands of people were affected. ups admits some customers are
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entitled to refunds. but at least one lawmaker wants all shipping fees refunded. amazon and wal-mart are offering gift cards to affected customers and kohl's is paying for undelivered items. two bay area high school marching bands will be ringing in the new year across the pond. oak grove and pitsburg marching bands will be participating. the pittsburgh band boarded their flight yesterday bound for england. >> it's a big deal not only for what our accomplishments are but for these kids. most have never been on an airplane and their first plane ride will be international to london. >> oak grove marching band members from san jose will be also leaving for the u. k. soon. london's parade draws hundreds of thousands of spectators and millions of tv viewers.
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>> as people make year-end donations to charity. the bay area humane society hopes they won't overlook donations for pets. they can make donations at the lobby and donations bins are also set up at five express food place throughout the county. the year end drive ends tuesday. some starbucks customers have been showing their holiday cheers. drive through customers at this connecticut starbucks has been paying it forward and then some. so far more than 1,000 people have paid for the person behind them. it's not just on the east coast in nevada 73 customers in a row paid it forward. and in north carolina one woman posted her starbucks gift card on facebook urging people to use it, but instead something else happened.
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>> you know people are reloading it, which i had no clue. they are paying it forward, buying it for strangers, reloading the card again. >> it is a gift that keeps on giving. >> the lack of snow this season is bad news for sierra ski resorts as this week is typically their busiest of the year. but heavenly resort has come up with a unique way to ramp up the entertainment on the slopes. check it out. this grooming machine has been retrofitted and brought to life as a mobile dj station. it's been driven to various spots on the mountain to deliver lighting and sound effects. if you can't have a white christmas, at least you can have a rockin' new year's party thanks to this customized dj cat. >> hey, you make the best with what mother nature deals you, with isn't much. >> instead of grooming you will be grooving. >> i like that. >> i had a beautiful shot of lake tahoe i wanted to share with you as well. we have clear skies there and unfortunately no snow in sight
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this week. no clouds at all. temperatures will be in the upper 40s later on today. back here in the bay area, live doppler 7hd, we are picking up quiet condition. just some extra clouds off the coast that will clear very quickly later on this morning. and we will show you a live shot from our sutro tower camera lacking down toward san francisco. you see blue skies and some of the haze already there lingering right around the bay. it's currently 47 in san francisco. 41 in oakland. 37 in san jose. so we are definitely seeing some chilly numbers this morning, especially in some of the interior locations. looking from the kgo roof camera, very light wind right now over san francisco. and much of the bay. we take a look at the chilly numbers. santa rosa, the coolest spot. there's been some fog that's developed overnight. it's come and gone. hazy conditions in livermore,
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currently at 34 degrees. here's what you can expect for today. a lot of sunshine, as we look from the east bay hills toward san francisco. clear and chilly, though, for the morning and it's another spare the air day today. no woodburning. dry and mild all way into the new year. doesn't look like we will see rain soon. the satellite image over the last twelve hours shows the area of low pressure moving east yesterday, as it passed through the cold front, it brought us high clouds but no rain at all. an area of high pressure will continue to rebuild. this will be the dominant feet and you are it will stick around all week bringing us plenty of sunshine and temperatures above average all way into next weekend. the forecast model shows the clouds gone all the way into sunday. so sunshine returns and sticks around. here's a look at high temperatures today. namely in the 60s. a few degrees warmer compared to frye. 63 in san francisco. 64 in san rafael. 65 in san jose, and also in
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oakland. so we will see some of those hazy conditions, as well, because of the particular matter and the spare the air day. dry for season. we are well below normal in parts of the north by. san jose only 15% of normal. 24% of normal in san francisco. and 33% of normal in san jose. the accuweather seven-day forecast doesn't show much change. we've got sunshine today. a spare-the-air day tomorrow. it will likely be another spare the air day. temperatures holding steady, low 60s along the coast. mid-to upper 60s around the bay and inland. but if you missed the rain, maybe next week you will have a better chances and forna years eve if you have plans out it should be try and cool. and, of course, we will be keeping track of all of that. abc7 news has another great weather resource for you. follow at live doppler 7hd on twitter for the very latest bay area weather conditions, rain or
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shy. plus get video forecasts, spare the air alerts, power outage info and whether tweets from your favorite weather team. >> yes. and crossing your fingers probably doesn't help bring rain, but it couldn't hurt. >> yeah. >> we will do a rain dance. >> thanks. the controversial star of "duck dynasty" reinstated. why the network is
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>> "duck dynasty" star phil robertson is set to return to work. the cable network has reversed their decision to suspend him after he was quoted as saying the bible views gays as sinners. his remarks were slammed by some, but others supported his right to free speech, threatening to boycott the network. >> a las vegas cabdriver who returned a huge wad of cash left behind by a passenger has received a reward for his honesty. he turned in $300,000 that was left in the back seat of his cab, money believed to be winnings from a local poker player. yesterday the unidentified gambler gave him a cut. 10,000 bucks as a reward. he said he's a devout catholic and plans to donate some of the money to his church.
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>> the niners offensive line met at the restaurant for an offensive line dinner. the owner said he wants to give recognition to the you saw earlier how nice they are to each other. and this is in kind of a private atmosphere. >> he personally delivered the biggest hunk of his tender roast beef to rookie tackle carter. word on the street is he did eat most of it. >> up next, you pay your credit card bill on line but is that really enough? 7 on your side's michael finney helps a woman who wassen to the collec
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because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at >> welcome back. we are starting this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. frances dinglasan is in for meteorologist lisa argen this morning. >> good morning. check out the wide range of temperatures we are waking up to. in san francisco it's currently 45 degrees right now and 37 in san jose. we have clear skies overhead. you can look at this picture perfect view of the golden gate bridge from sutro tower. with the clear skies, it brought us cooler numbers. we will warm up into the mid-670s. poor air quality in the north
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the inland areas. the by near mid-60s with hazy sunshine due to the poor air quality. along the coast, that's where we will see sunshine, as well. temperatures in the low 60s. i'll have the complete accuweather seven take forecast, including the new year's eve forecast, come up. katie. >> sounds good. thank you, francis. new worries this morning for millions of target customers. just when people thought it was safe to use their debit and and credit cards again at a target, the retailer comes out with bad news, pin numbers were stolen, too. nine days ago target said the issue was identified and resolved, but yesterday the store revealed that strongly encrypted pin data was removed consumers are nervous. we talk about it before we came even. >> how did you pay for your transaction tonight? >> i used my debit card and cash. >> we have very good consumer protection laws that protect consumers from paying for unauthorized purse.
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but if you don't notice them, you will end up paying for them. >> you are to report suspicious transaction after monitoring your credit report. >> there's word this morning of a potential security flaw with the popular photo sharing website snapchat. a coding error could allow a hacker to get phone numbers and names without your permission. doesn't sound like a big deal, but in a short amount of time they could collect millions of names and put them together and sell it to a bidder. the security that found the weakness, gibson security, said it reported it to snapshot in august, but the problem has apparently not been addressed. as many as 50 million people use the app. santa cruz residents can take advantage of curbside christmas tree recycling. areas served by greenway recovery can put undecorated christmas trees out with their recycling bin. trees should be cut into
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three-foot sections for curbside pickup. they will send them through wood chippers or they will be used for biofuel to generate electricity. residents in other parts of the county can bring their trees to special ecycling bins located at many fire stations throughout the county. >> paying your credit card bill on time is the surest twice avoid fees, right? >> a san francisco woman paid on time and still got socked with bank fees. her bank admitted it was a mistake, but her account went to collections. no one could help her until 7 on your side's michael finney stepped in. >> all margaret bruno wanted to do was pay off her credit card bill to avoid any more fees. >> i was out of work at the time, looking for a job. it was very frustrating time for me. a very scary time. >> her bank sent automatic payments to her hsbc credit card account every month for two years. her debt was down to just $137 when, suddenly, margaret noticed a late fee on her credit card bill. she called hsbc right away. >> i was charged a late fee but
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i wasn't late, i paid, and i paid through my bank. >> hsbc said she would have to send proof. it took a week to obtain the check. they reversed the late fee and everything seemed fine except it happened again. >> they said they didn't receive my payment and they would charge me a late fee. >> again hsbc said she was delinquent. again, she sent proof of her payment. hsbc reversed the late fee and once again everything seemed fine until she got the next bill. it had a late fee, too. so did the next bill and the one after that. >> so every month i had to go through a big deal about proving that i paid. and then they would reverse the charges and send me an apology letter. >> still the bank kept recording delinquent payments and soon began calling her cell phone. >> hsbc would be calling me about 15 times a day and when i would straighten it out, they said sorry, this will take two days. >> finally she paid the last $15
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of her debt and called hsbc to close the account. >> they apologized to me and said i had a zero balance at that point. >> however, and you probably guessed it, her next statement said no payment was received, and she owed a $30 late fee. >> but i gave up at that point. i just had to have a positive attitude about looking for a job. i couldn't go through this anymore. >> she admits she was so exasperated she didn't dispute the bill. late charges piled up and the final blow, hscb sold her account to a debt purchaser, which tried to collect $103 on her account. she tried to explain she didn't owe this money. >> but they weren't nice and they didn't believe me at all. >> the unpaid debt glares on her credit report. she said it blocked her from buying a car. >> so i'm like, i'm calling channel 7, michael finney. >> and we got to work point out to hsbc that margaret apparently didn't owe a debt.
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the bank has now sold hsbc quickly unraveled her bank, and agreed to clear it. they said privacy rules prevent them from disclosing details, but a spokesperson said by phone we made sure this matter is not going to have a credit worthiness impact. we have also reached out to the debt collection company that purchased the debt and we are work to go resolve that debt and bring the whole matter to a close. >> i'm just very happy this, you know, i'm looking at this file and someone is helping me. >> hsbc told margaret the problem began because another customer had a similar name and account number so her payments were routed to the wrong account. one way to avoid this, put your full account number on your checks when you make a payment. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. a young man in las vegas was all smiles when he discovered a new ipad box under the christmas tree, but when he
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opened it he found the box was stuffed with paper. her mom bought the device for her son at walmart for $300. she took it back to the store and finally the store realized customers in other states were finding the same thing. they exchanged the box for a real ipad and told customers to be aware of the scam. they said open the box before you make the purchase. >> if you got a new tablet or ipad this christmas, you will probably spin time downloading apps. here's one idea to keep you connected all year long. >> if you have been really good this year, santa might leave you one of these under your tree, ipad, ipad mini, and even an i-phone would be a welcome site. >> if the traffic at this apple store in san francisco is any indication, a lot of people will get one of the three. what are you going do with your new device? i have an idea. >> download the latest abc7 news app and get the latest headlines
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or make headlines of your own. >> this early morning fire. >> you can sit back and watch the latest news on your tablet or read stories from around bait on your phone. and reading on the small device j got it's easier. resize the text with a pinch or pull. check out the weather right down to the hour. get important weather alerts or watch the latest report from the bay area's most experienced weather team. >> let's check out live doppler 7hd. >> it's all on one app, the abc7 news app. did i mention it's free? download it on itunes. just search abc7 news. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> ourup dated i-phone and ipad app is easy to download. go to for details. >> with the new year approaching, so are the resolutions, often to lose weight. there's a controversial new procedure to do just that and it involves holding your tongue,
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literally. >> i am determined to lose weight. and marlene -- >> i'm willing to do anything at this point. i'm so desperate to lose weight. >> each hope to drop 20 pounds in 30 days. two overweight women who can't control their eating, going to extremes to lose weight fast. a stiff plastic patch stitched right to their tongues will inflict a sharp pain if they try to eat any solid food. it's called the tongue patch. a cosmetic surgeon introduced the procedure in the u.s. four years ago after first seeing it done in latin america. >> you are sewing a foreign object into somebody's mouth. is that healthy? >> well, it's not unhealthy. >> i can't move my tongue. >> i can't talk. >> you aren't guaranteed, but an average weight loss is anywhere from 18 to 20 pounds in one month's time. >> have you ever received any flak from colleagues in the medical community for this?
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>> no, i haven't. >> there's not one scintilla of hope or evidence that putting a patch on your tongue and not being able to eat for a month is going to have any affect on you at one year, two years or three years. >> the weight loss expert points to studies that show most who lose weight rapidly like that eventually gain it back and more. >> marlene doesn't need a study. she's getting all the data she needs from her bathroom scale, as the pounds fall away. >> my double chin isn't as bad as it used to be. my arms are a lot thinner. >> sandra is also watching the pounds melt away. >> so far, i probably lost 50, 60 pounds. >> the final tally? marlene loses 18 pounds. sandra loses 23 pounds. >> really i don't want to go through that again. it was really hard for me. >> it wasn't bad. >> look at you, you are smiling. >> i would do it again.
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>> coming up, mission failure. why an ice breaker en route to rescue a ship trapped in ice was forced to turn back. at 8:40 here in the bay area, let's take a live look outside. this is a view from our roof cam. a gorgeous winter day. it will pretty much stay like this. frances di
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>> covering santa rosa, berkeley, san jose and all the bay area. this is abc7 news. >> welcome back, everyone. it's 8:42 on your saturday morning. this gorgeous, live look at the golden gate bridge on this gorgeous saturday morning. crystal clear, as you can see. good news, bad news. you can enjoy it, but it's certainly not what we need right now. francis will be along shortly and tell us if, and a big if, we can expect any rain coming up.
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now to the minute by minute drama playing out on the high seas. the cruise ship stuck in the ice we have the latest. >> this morning in the midst of brutal storms the chinese ice breakersen to free the stranded ship ended up in the same frozen mess and couldn't get through. forced to turn back. >> we can't make it forward. >> leaving the 74 tour exists researchers on board trapped by ice, now waiting, enduring the low temperatures. 50 miles per hour winds. expedition leader is joining us from antarctica. >> what is going through your mind knowing they turned back
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>> it's frustrating. the chinese ice breaker in the past. it is hoped another ice breaker can make it through the ice. the ship first got stuck on christmas morning on on the way back to australia after visiting an polar exploration site in antarctica. when the ice first formed, the ocean was two miles away. now the ice has grown and the ocean is 13 miles away. ice breakers have to be strong enough to push through all of that ice. >> is there any part of you that's really concerned about what is happening right now. >> some of them are complaining about the amount of beer we have left, but overall i think morale is good and we are looking forward to getting home. >> trapped in harsh conditions. instead of panicking, these
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explorers are doing, what else, doing more research. >> we are keeping busy. >> i'm glad they are laughing because i don't know if i would be. that sounds very dramatic. but all clear here. >> all clear and cool this morning burks it also means no flight delays at sfo. blue skies overhead. however, the faa is reporting flight delays if you are headed to fort lauderdale. no rain. we will let you know when we can expect it. we certainly need it. >> yes. is and the suns came in winning off the their last nine games, but they found out steph
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>> welcome back, everyone. 8:47. a live look from our exploratorium cam. gorgeous. blue skies, blue water, everything you could ever want except nothing we need. we need rain, right? frances dinglasan in with the forecast this morning. >> yeah, we around going to see the rainy time soon. we need it, but we can enjoy the beautiful weekend. >> we must, we must. >> a lot of phoenix on vacation for the holidays so you can enjoy these sunny conditions. live doppler 7hd sweeping around the bay area ask just picking up a few clouds off the coast that will clear quickly today. namely clear conditions all around the bay area and another shot from sutro looking down toward alcatraz. you see blue skies out there. temperatures right now, milder in san francisco at 47. oakland 42. currently 47 in san jose. we've seen some really chilly numbers this morning as we look live from mt. tam. you see some of the haze develop and even a little bit of of the breeze in in the higher
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elevationing from the treetop on the bottom. hazy sunshine later on this afternoon. check out how cold it is in santa rosa at 25 degrees. fog has developed in the overnight hours. there has been patchy fog in some areas. napa also pretty cool at 27. fairfield 29. and livermore hazy at 34 degrees. as we look toward san francisco from the east bay, we see lots of blue out there. so we have a clear and chilly start for your saturday. it's another spare the air day today. dry and mild weather. that brings us all the way into 2014. a look from emeryville out toward the golden gate bridge. you see the haze. we have the spare the air day in effect. we've got poor air quality in parts of the north bay, and medium air quality for the rest of the bay area. this is actually the sixth consecutive day, and it's the 21st alert since november 1st. so definitely no wad burning. looks like tomorrow we will see another spare the air day, as well. here's why.
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with the pacific satellite image we can show you the area of low pressure. yesterday we had some high clouds, but no rain. now as that moves east we have high pressure building over the pacific. this is going to set itself up to stick around all week. it's rebuilding. we will see a slight offshore flow. sunny conditions and slightly above average temperatures. the forecast model shows those clouds quickly clearing. then we've got clear conditions all the way into tommy. sunshine returns and it stays with us into new year's eve, as well. highs today in the 60s for the most part. 63 in san francisco. so warmer by a few degrees. san jose 65. 64 concord and 65 oakland. if you are head today the game tomorrow, the raiders game, as they take on the broncos, 1:25. temperatures near the 61, 62-degree mark. very mild and sunny. you will still need sun glasses and a light jacket.
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here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. spare the air day today with temperatures in the 60s. look at that. we just stay on target or stay on track all through the week. kind of on cruise control. low 60s around the coast. mid-to upper 60s around the bay, and inland. plenty of sunshine. no rain in sight. hopefully getting some rain by the second week of january. we can certainly use it. >> in the new year. >> yes. >> thank you, francis. in sports, pro bowl teams have been announced. so which niners and raiders are going to hawaii? here's abc7 sports reporter rick kwan. >> good morning. the warriors didn't just cool off the red-hot suns last night, they handed phoenix its worse loss of the season. the suns won eight of their last nine, but golden state was never threatened from the second quarter on. steph curry pops for three of his fourteen. finds andrew bogut for the dunk. they led by 19 at halftime. once again, kurri with the dribble. sets up lee for the slam. seth had a triple-double by the end of the third quarter.
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he set career highs with 13 rebounds and 16 assists. the warriors tie a season-high with their fourth straight victory, 116-86. the sharks were also playing phoenix. the coyotes took the 1-0 lead in the first. san jose turns it over and david moss makes them play. he beat antti niemi. the sharks tie it up in the second. nice puck movement here. brett burns to joe thornton to joe pavelski, and scores his 16th goal of the season. phoenix retook the lead. back comes san jose on the power play. tommy wingels to patrick marleau. it's tied at 2. this game was decided in a shootout. marleau beats mike smith to take the 2-1 lead. interception niemi, who turns away albert ekman-larsson. sharks win it, 4-3. last night at at&t park, washington took on byu in the hunger bowl. the kraft fight hunger goal.
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the huskies were not starving for points. washington's interim head coach had his players ready. after the cougars tie the game at 7, john ross with the ensuing kickoff and returns it 100 yards for a touchdown. 14-7, washington. bishop sanky had a big game with 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns. huskies win. 31-16. they finish the season 9-4. >> a great win, great team win. we had guys making plays right and left. this is one of the games we had to come together and we did that. not only me but the rest of the team, he enjoyed san francisco, great hospitality, great city and we enjoyed it. selections last night. the raiders have one representative. fill back marcel rees. this is the second straight year he's earned the honor. he's been one of the few bright spots in the 4-11 season. he ran for a career high 122 yards and a touchdown in one game. as for the niners, they tied the chiefs for most players selected with eight. four from the defense.
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and also the offense. that is sports for saturday morning. i'm rick kwan. have a great day. >> coming up, ringing in the new year with a different look. the change
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>> here are the winning numbers from last night he's $35 million mega-millions draw. 4, 15, 35, 48, 49. the meganumber 11. nobody correctly picked all six so tuesday's jackpot climbs to $47 million. the iconic times square new year's eve ball will look different when it rings in 2014. all of the 2,688 crystal triangles have been replaced with a brand new design. this year's design features a series of intricate cuts that appear to be endless mirrors
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reflections of each other which provides a kaleidoscope of colorful patterns. one crystal stands out from the rest. a twelve-year-old cancer patient at st. jude's children's research hospital drew a rose in her design, saying it represents the gift of imagination. >> we will be beautiful for sure. here's another site for you. holy collectables, batman!. as you see, 52-year-old kevin from indianapolis, he likes batman a lot. this is his stash of memorabilia related to the caped crusader. he calls it the bat cave. it comprises more than 2500 figurines, lunchboxes, capes, utility belts and lots of other things. he said he started collecting batman related items after getting hooked on the 1960's show as a kid and now it's officially the biggest accumulation of batman collectibles in the world. >> that is called passion about a hobby. >> yes. >> nice to see. as long as he's happy.
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we are happy with the weather -- no? >> i think we are. sunshine. we could certainly use the rain, but check out the golden statewide spread sunny skies, 66 in sacramento and 75 los angeles #* in los angeles, 71 in beautiful san diego. in the bay area a few degrees warmer compared to yesterday. mid-670s for most everybody. 63 san francisco, 65 san jose. don't forget another spare the air day. >> thank you, francis. thank you all for j
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