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neither rain nor flooding from kin-size tide consistent this postal worker from his appointed rounds but mother nature is presenting new challenges in the north bay. just days after flooding from storms caused trouble in parts of the north bay, high water is back. it's the king tides that are creating problems. cornell bernard is live in mill valley tonight. reporter: this is one holiday gift that really nobody wanted. the king tide are back with a vengeance. over six feet. it's low tide right now, but the king tides will be back in a few short hours, and when they do they'll cut off access to homes
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and businesses. get to go mill valley off highway 101 was challenging sunday. the stinson beach exit closed when eye king tides caused flooding. caltrans crews shut down the shoreline highway after it vanished underwater. a sunday ride for josh and lonny was super soggy. >> we just washed off our bikes and all covered in salt water. >> i didn't expect it our hotel would be this close to the ocean. quite a deal. >> the water flooded the parking lot of the holiday inn express. driving through wasn't easy. then we spotted this. dedicated postal worker trying to get this holiday packages delivered. >> were you sure the truck would get through? >> i have to be very careful. we still have to go through. >> andy was cut off from his job site so he put on rubber boots and hauled his welding tank through the water on a wagon. >> i'm living hand to mouth and
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doing what i and can when i can. now i've been painted into a corner. i just have to get to work and this is how. >> king tides last several days caused by the gravitational pull on the moon. >> i'm not worried about the seaplanes. i'm worried about the buildings. >> the pilot tried to keep high tides out of the office. the pumps are working as fast as they can. they have been on duty for weeks >> we got three pumps all over the place, sandbags everywhere. sand bags on the airplanes. you name it. >> all this water just a preview. the biggest tides of the season are expected in january in mill valley, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> for more on where we will see some of the biggest impact from the tides we'll turn to abc7 news meteorologist drew tuma. >> we're going to see the minor
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flooding in fact the next couple of days. coastal flood advisory through tuesday afternoon until 3:00, where you see the areas in green, and around the bay for that localized flooding, that seawater moving into the roadways, sidewalks, and trails. i'll show you high tide times. around san francisco tomorrow, high tide, right around 10:58. a. on tuesday, 11:45. in east bay, oakland, 11:15:00 a.m. and on tuesday, exactly noon. so be prepared that some seawater may move into the low-lying areas. we're officially starting starte winter season. we'll have the full accuweather seven-day forecast. >> police in florida have captured a man they believe killed an officer early this morning. someone opened fire on officer charles kondek when he was respond egging to a call for service in tarpon springs north of tampa. a local newspaper reports kondek
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was the father of five children. he had been an officer in florida for 17 years. before that he spent five years as a member of the new york city police department. in new york today, sadness and outrage following yesterday's killings of two police officers, gunned down bay man who may have been motivated by revenge. tonight, a growing candlelight village tell site of the shootings in brooklyn. here's the latest on the investigation. reporter: at the brooklyn police precinct, funeral bunting instead of a christmas wallet. at the site where the fell, makeshift memorial, bearing witness to the double murders. >> they were quite simply assassinated. >> eating lunch in their marked patrol car, the men were jumped by 28-year-old ismaaiyl brinsley, who shot them both point blank in the head. >> we found two males who spoke with the perpetrator, and he said, watch what i'm going to do. >> as fellow officers closed in the, brinsley rand to a nearby
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subway station, sending passengers scrambling, and the turned the weapon on himself. he wrote, i'm putting wings on pigs today. they take one of ours, let's take two of theirs. r rip eric garner. rip mike brown. >> the police union blames the mayor with siding with demon traitors who say the death of eric garner is a criminal act. >> blood on the hand stops at city hall in the office of the mayor. >> reverend al sharpton condemned the police killings, joined by eric garner's widow. >> i know what they're going through to lose a loved one. >> each of the slain officers leaves behind a wife. officer louie had been married two months ago. officer ramos was married as
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well. >> an autopsy is pending on the young man found dead near the uc berkeley campus. a body of a 20-year-old man was found. he was outside his home. the alameda county coroner has identified him as -- argue -- police say they do not think foul play was involved. it's not clear if he was a student at cal. a man is recovering after being shot outside the concord b.a.r.t. station last night. it happened around 10:30 last night near the station's taxi zone. police say the man and his friends were waiting for a cab when a car pulled up alongside them. investigators say spun are someone from inside the car shot the man the n the leg after words were exchanged. shooter got away. the pilot of this single-engine plane walked away unharmed yesterday. it happened anywhere smith rank road.
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no one else was onboard the plane. the faa is investigating the cause of the crash. the san travel man who treated ebola patients in liberia is back in the bay area and under quarantine. davis perkins was placed on a 21-day quarantine by marin health officials. officials say there's no reason to believe he has ebola and it's precautioner in. still ahead, the pope gives pilgrims an important prechristmas message. president obama's tough decision about north korea. is the country's also involvement in the sony hacking terrorism? plus. [explosion] >> the texas-sized implosion at one of college footballs most
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[explosion] more than 700 pounds of dynamite helped bring down part of texas a&m university's kyle field this morning. the west side of the iconic 1920s era football stadium imploded in 17 seconds. the school is demolishing the site of the stadium as part of a $450 million upgrade to the aggies' home. >> president obama says the u.s. is considering whether to put north korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. north korea had been on the list until 2009.
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this follows the computer hacking of sony pictures entertainment. federal law enforcement believes north korea is behind that attack. >> do you think this was an act of war by north korea. >> i don't think it was an act of war. i think it was an act or cybervandalism that was very costly and very -- >> this is a manifestation of a new form of warfare, when you destroy economies, when you are able to impose censorship. >> sony cancelled the release of the movie "their interview" after the studio was hacked. a comedy about a plot to asass nice kim jong-un. at the vatican, cheerful message from pope francis. the pope wished christian pilgrim pilgrims a joyful christmas. thousands gathered to listen to the pope speak. still ahead, tremendous need ahead of the holidays. how you can brighten the season for some bay area people in
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need. a live look outside. dry skies at least for now. abc7 news meteorologist drew tuma has the forecast after the break. now, here's a look at what is ahead on world news at 5:30. >> coming up on world news tonight, the deadly ambush in new york two police officers gunned down assassination style. plus, america on the move through the holidays as
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good news for commuters who use the ferry from lack spur to san francisco. golden gate transit officials are adding another run to the
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morning schedule. officials will add an 8:40 a.m. trip to handle a growing number of morning commuters. officials say morning peak ferries to san francisco typically sell out and golden gate transit buses are used to accommodate excess riders. the 8:40 trip is expected to relieve overcrowding on the earlier ferry. >> a silicon valley charity will hand out thousands of toys to children starting are tomorrow but they need more donations. sacred heart community service in san jose says it's still short 4,000 toys. volunteers are spending their weekend getting donations ready for one of south bay's largest toy give away eventses. sacred heart still needs toy mostly for teenages ages 13 to 17. >> many of us pick up dinner at the drive-through, today people were dropping off food and other items. volunteers helped unload the cars of people making donations at the st. anthony foundation's
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cull curbside drive. people drop off food and clothing. they hope to prepare 5,000 gift bags going to people who dine at st. anthony's on christmas day. >> nice they had a break in the rain so they could accept those donations on the curb. let's go back to drew tuma and see what's next. >> we're going to see a really quiet and dry start to the holiday week. after a little bit of mist and drizzle this morning, we cleared out nicely for the afternoon. live doppler 7hd will show you a rather quiet scene. taking you outside this afternoon from our emeryville cam on a time lapse, showing you a decent amount of sign across the bay area. clouds streaming in throughout the afternoon, and really on this first official day of winter, we'll see temperatures on the mild side overnight today. going outside right now from the golden gate bridge camera, handsome scene, seat and clouds. otherwise, also league overnight. a mild start to the holiday
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week, and isolated drizzle in the forecast for christmas eve. i think the best shot is really going to be in the north bay. so winter arrived this afternoon at 3:03. it's the shortest day all year with nine hours and 33 minutes of daylight. that means we're going into the longest night of the year tonight. the sun is at its lowest position and the sun will gradually rise until june. 62 in hayward. san jose, 61. so, satellite and radar, the storm we are tracking, cloud cover is going to the north of us, so, too, are the showers, high pressure basically block any sort of precipitation moving into the bay area, and this high pressure sticking with us through the next three days so no rain in the forecast. going through the future animation tomorrow morning. perhaps a little bit of fog. otherwise lots of sunshine on the way for monday afternoon, and that trend is going to continue into tuesday as well. so tuesday looks dry, with plentiful sunshine, and
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temperatures mild. some ten degrees above normal. so, we'll move forward into christmas eve. a chance we're seeing a little drizzle. 4:00 christmas eve, wednesday, notice around santa rosa and drizzle. not widespread or long-lasting. however if you are take thing the skies on christmas eve, especially the east coast, this system up and down the east coast, boston, new york, washington, dc, socked in with heavy rain. chicago will see some snow showers, so there could be hefty delays come christmas eve. overnight, in the bay area, clearing skies. temperatures falling into the mid-50s. a couple 40s on the board in the north bay. 48, napa, 54 overnight in san may teaow. highs on monday, 69 in napa. 65, san francisco. 67, san jose. 67, oakland. the accuweather seven-day forecast calls for fog tomorrow morning, tons of sunshine, mild temperatures and that mild air lasts into tuesday will
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wall-to-wall sunshine, upper 60s, even a few 70s on the board inland. then christmas eve on wednesday, sunshine giving away to clouds and perhaps a little drizzle in the north bay. christmas day, looking good but it is cooler, sunshine, mostly sunny on friday, and then next weekend the dry pat stern sticks with us, saturday and sunday, total sunshine. >> sounds good. we have colin rush in tonight for shu and a raider win. >> big raider win. if i would have told you before the season that both the niners and raiders would have the same amount of home wins come criminal you would have head me committed. everybody talking about jim harbaugh ♪ it's the time of year for making lists... at chevrolet, we've made it onto a few lists ourselves. in fact this year, we've been at the top of more awards lists than any other car company. now during the chevy year end event, put us on yours.
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two teams in contention for much different things met in oakland. the bills in contention for an afc playoff berth. a must-win for them. raiders in contention for the number one pick in next year's draft. first quarter, kyle orton airs it out. 42 yards to rookie sammy watkins, boxes out haiden. 7-0 bills. later, buffalo driving again. charles woodson climbing the ladder. fourth interception of the year, then derek carr rolling right, looks left. james jones, genachowski seeing more opportunities as the season has gone on. 4-5. 19-10 raiders in the first. then orton to chandler.
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lead cut to two. midway through the fourth. carr lead oakland, 10-play, 81 yards, silver and black hold on late for the 26-24 win. third straight win at home and in the process eliminate the bills from playoff contention. >> steelers needed a win over the chiefs to reach the postseason. ben roethlisberger, 220 yards and this touchdown. big ben gets the better of alex smith. pittsburgh, playoff bound. >> tony romo's dream game was andrew luck's nightmare. romo passes troy acheman in the career leader in passing yards for dallas. the cowboys lock up the nfc east, thumping the colts 42-7. panthers and bruns, johnny manziel left late with a hamstring. in comes the guy they never should have reef placed, brian hoyer. 13-10 cleveland. cam newton back from fracture
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suffered to his lower back in the car accident two weeks ago. scores the game-winning touchdown fast in the fourth. carolina 17-browns 13. saints and falcons, drew brees, 35 career game-winning drives in the fourth quarter and overtime. he would stay at 35. down six, brees picked up with mcclain. atlanta wins 30-14, new orleans eliminated from playoffs. atlanta's win, carolina's win, settingses up a winner take all in the georgia dome. winner takes the south with a sub identified .500 record and will host a playoff record. the patriots secured themselves a first-round bye but it wasn't easy against the jets. tom brady's lone touchdown pass to gronk. 17-16, new england. aaron rodgers and the packers seal a playoff berth for the sick independent distraught year, eddie lacey, 44-yard
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touchdown run as green bay hands tampa bay their 13th last of the season. the bucs will probably get the number one pick. >> top 25 matinee matchup in berkeley. cal women hosting louisville. men's squad showing support. gray, team high 17 points, ten boards. sarah ham mopped, 18 and 9. cardinals showing why they played the national title game last year. four passes, one dribble. dire lays it in. 17-5 louisville. tonight at 6:00, reaction from a jubilant raiders locker room, and a huge brawl between the rams and giants. i'll just say it escalated quickly. >> i hate when that happens. >> thank you, collin. still to come, the christmas
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there are delays on b.a.r.t. in the east bay after a man was seen running on the tracks near the union city station. trains were stopped to police could get on the tracks and remove that person and as a result there are delays up to 30 minutes on the fremont line. the person has been taken into custody and service should be getting back on schedule in the next hour or so. coming up on abc7 news at 6:00, a kidnapper in the dark of night tries to take a four-year-old girl in california. what her brother did to save her. and the online sensation you can check out in person while
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helping out the less fortunate this holiday season. cool stuff. join us for those stories at 6:00. sticking with that theme, there are christmas light displays and then there are christmas light spectacles. take a look at this one in poland. 60,000 lights, setting the country's record for most ever to adorn a home. the couple behind the display has been doing it for the last 17 years. it started small at first but it's grown into the phenomenonnan you see her. the dazzling display is out in one of the biggest attractions in the city. one of. consider that. >> the other one we showed earlier -- >> that's in the bay area. >> start puts it up in june. i want to know about that one. >> the christmas lights fight. that does it for us here at 55:00.
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thanks for joining us, see you welcome to "world news tonight." deadly ambush. two new york police officers gunned down. the attack called an assassination. the attempts to save them, the emotional good-bye from fellow officers. tonight, what we're learning about the suspect. did he vow to kill police? on the move. a record number of americans in the air and on the road, as a massive storm takes aim. will they make it home in time for the holiday? ready, set, shop. on this busiest shopping weekend of the year, the millions battling the crowds. the shops battling for your last-minute dollars. what you sent us from the front lines. >> i'm using gift cards this year. and, o christmas tree. the ug

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