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as been on the scene with more on what we know of the victims. new information, amy? >> yes kristen, let me show you the balcony still dangling from the building. you can see where it kind of folded over. it just gave from the weight. we have been told that the victims who were on the balcony are from ireland and they were celebrating a 21st birthday when it collapsed. just fowled over. it broke away from the stucco of the new construction. five people died in the accident. four people died at the scene and a 5th victim died at the hospital. >> this happened at 12:41 this morning on kittredge in berkeley. eight were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. >> man get out of the movie and saw to hysterical people waving them down and want add ride to the hospital. they were okay but frantic trying to find their friends. >> they tried to notify parents
and cell phone activity is hot and intense and trying to figure out from each other would was on the balcony and what their condition was. >> we talked to some residents of the building would say the victims are from ireland in their early 20s. they are here for the summer open work visas. the residents we talked to are from ireland and on the same visas and have been getting friend tick calls checking to see if they are okay. it is an emotional scene in berkeley. kittredge is blocked off and it will be for most of the day as investigators are here studying the scene trying to figure out why this happened. they are interviewing the building manager, the owner building inspectors all trying to figure out why this balcony of the newly constructed building collapseed. >> re-capping what we know: five people were killed, the eight injured were taken to three local hospitals eden
medical center in castro valley highland hospital in oakland and john muir in walnut creek. according to the consulate they are between 20 and 22 years, all irish constitutes here on summer work visas. >> we did digging on the apartment complex. it is the library gardens complex on kittredge street between shattuck and milvia between berkeley high school and the campus of uc berkeley. a look at the website shows it is promoted at a safe and convene yen location for students and easy access to. can pus, and amenities and mass transit. we will bring you up-to-the-minute updates on air and online. berkeley police closed off the streets around the area because of the tragedy. here is traffic with leyla. >> what do you advise for at naturals? >> in berkeley right now the downtown area, we have been
checking in with berkeley bliss to talk which is closed down, if their updates and when it will re-open while kid regular -- kittredge is shut down until further notice a couple of blocks away from uc berkeley and near berkeley high school. there could be a traffic impact with detours if place. be sure for avoid the area. also, as we have been telling you, bart is near the area and it is unaffected at this time. here is a look at the golden gate bridge you can see it is under heavy fog and a chilly start to the morning. >> it is. morning, everyone, we are in the low-to-mid 50s in man neighbors and a few upper 40's but with the marine layer at 2,000 feet we do not have rain, and you can see over top of it from mount tamalpais. 12-hour day planner, 47-56 at 7:00 and 76 inland, and sun will come out quicker today. it will be breezy in spots
keeping the coast at 60 and 86 inland and this evening grab a light jacket and inland 76 and heavy at the coast at 56. back to kristen and eric. >> happening today, an important debate on gun laws in california a special panel of 11 federal judges will look at loosening restrictions on carrying concealed fire aways involving challenges to laws in san diego and many experts expect the judges to uphold the gun restrictions and the outcome could force the supreme court to look at how far second amendment rights extend outside of a gun owners' home. >> contra costa county supervises will look at limiting sales of sugar alcoholic drinks supporters believing curbing their sale will reduce underage drinking. the beverages taste like truth percent or energy drinks. they are marketed to young people aggressively. a proposal calls for displaying them away from soft drinks inside the stores.
>> the f.b.i. is turning to the public to find vandals would have cut the optic cable lines in san jose fremont berkeley, alamo and walnut creek. in april of last year someone intentionally cut the cages near this berkeley restaurant the since that time there have been nine other similar cases. the vandalism knocked out phone and credit card lines to some businesses and in most cases the cables were in underground vaults covered by heavy manhole covers. >> a plan to add on officers to the san francisco police force has cleared a first hurdle and now is sent to the full board. naughton is happy of increasing police staffing. san francisco sheriff said that his department can take over some police functioning at the jail and deserves more deputies. >> employees in novato could lose their jobs as the company plans a move to petaluma. the firemen's fund insurance
will relocate in september vacating the headquarters it has had since 1991. this is three months after it shelled out $4 million to set fraud allegations. several high profile silicon valley companies are looking to take over the building in novato. >> plans are in place for a victory parade in downtown oakland if the warriors pete the cavalier tone in cleveland. the dubs are a win away from becoming nba champions for the first time in 40 years. mayor schaaf will not use the "p," word but will obligate say they will celebrate oakland-style. >> all eyes are on cleveland tonight to see if the dubs can get it done in game six. >> wayne freed map gyps from cleveland with more on the race to the nab title. >> wayne? >> morning, kristen, we start with the newspaper "playing well
in the heat," and "best in the world hopes to do better," talking about lebron james. any game six is going to be more intense than any other, they get more intense. behalf we have tonight is going to be the most expense game yet in cleveland tonight. looking back, then, a couple of days at oracle arena and fans left with high hopes but nothing about this series has been easy nothing, despite the last score 69 the game with cleveland is sold out. the ticket prices have dropped and the lowest private if you can get here is $252 for a seat in the rafters and around the court still $5,500. the question is: each of the games has been epic and tonight we have the element of desperation for cleveland and you expect the responsety to be higher than anything we have
seen yet. >> don't stop playing. don't stop playing. >> we are here to support cleveland so on whether there are ten games, one game, it doesn't matter. we are happy to be here. >> something tells me he is not going to be happy to be here if cleveland does not win this. fans say this championship is more than just a championship it is the statement for their city a statement that said cleveland is back and it would announce the rearrival of cleveland after many areas of jokes. the city has been good for them already and the game on sunday is the highest rated game for nba since 24. espn has warriors with 3 1/2 points favored. that is not that much. considering lebron james has been scoring 36 points with 12 rebounds and eight assists a game that is the best series by
a player if an nba finals in history. so good, in fact, that people on both sides of the country and both sides of talking about even if the warriors win they might give lebron james the most valuable player award even if the cavaliers lose. that has only happened twice 9 only other person to win an mvp award in a championship was jerry west of the lakers. in 1969. this is a lot to watch and it begins a little more than 12 hours and the place will be jam packed and jumpin'. you will not see a lot of blue and gold. jerry west, i think he means that gay on the nab logo. >> our come of game six in cleveland begins tonight at 5:30 and if we need a game seven it will be on friday at 5:30.
>> bayview and headed downtown mission district at 53 and some the ferry building at 54 and same in the financial district. we have cooler temperatures in santa clara and 49 but warm ones in pittsburg, and 58, and pleasanton is june and richmond and american canyon is 55 and petaluma is 47 degrees through the afternoon hours, a lot sunshine and temperatures are warm today at 70 to 80 around the bay and closer to average and 92 from the north bay to inland east bay and along the coast into san francisco it will be breezy at secretary to 66 degrees. speaking of breezy, the commute has not been. >> parts of it yes. i will get to the resolution breezy part in a moment but the good news is the macarthur maze and traffic coming through berkeley to emeryville you can see it is height conditions headed up to the bay bridge toll plaza and we have to wait of
course, because the metering lights were turned on and we still see 10-13 minute wait from the macarthur maze to san francisco. as we take you to the south bay to milpitas to san jose westbound 237, a crash here in the clearing stages and we have c.h.p. on the scene and that is causing spectator slowing pulling up to zanker. traffic is busy over the altamont pass at 44 minutes between tracy to dublin and 680 is 17 minutes and highway 85 northbound from 101 to cupertino is five minutes to get you there. >> trouble for teachers in sunnyvale and an extended speaker break could be unwelcome and what parents are saying about the shakeup of the school staff. >> a run on ferry tickets an event that said "book now," if you want a ticket on the larkspur ferry.
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>> covering san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> we want to take 50 look at breaking news in berkeley, and the balcony collapse at an apartment building in berkeley near the uc berkeley campus and when the balcony collapsed five young felonious munk and died. eight others are injured and that is what we know the students are on work visas for the summer and the irish consulate general is here giving us information and the cause is still under investigation. we will have more on the coverage coming up at 6:30 this morning. >> six moviegoers were injured in the philippines when the roof collapsed and this is video from twitter. witnesses heard an explosion and saw sparks before water poured into to seats and the entire ceiling gave way. 350 people were in the room and
investigators say it is still unclear what caused the collapse and where the wart came from. crews are battling fires that have burns a thousand acres and destroyed six tours forcing hundreds from their homes. at at spacex is holding a competition to design a one mile debt track next to the southern california office with the hyper loop a plan to trance morning passengers between san francisco and los angeles at speeds up to 700 miles per hour taking 30 minutes. >> folks in the north bay have another option forgetting to san francisco's pride parade. a special transit ferry will lead larkspur at 8:15 a.m. on sunday juan 28. riders are urged to by early and to arrive 30 minutes before
departure to assure a spot. the ferry will take riders to the ferry building a few blocks from the start of the parade. >> the hyper loop actually goes 750 miles per hour but that is faster than the speed of sound >> that would be fund. >> very excited. >> depends on the altitude and the temperatures. the warmth translates to the valleys and fog overnight and santa rosa on live doppler hd with areas like calistoga and petaluma hill road, pleasant hill road river road, all those could be covered in quarter-mile visibility and that is as low as it gets. three in petaluma to 2 1/2 in half moon bay and everyone else is cloudy with clouds cascading over the east bay hills looking south from value peak.
you are awash in sunshine pushing 80s and a few low 90's with faster sunshine bringing us all a warming trend, and a lesser warming trend along the coast compared to inland with clouds and cool air tonight and free air conditioning overnight and a stronger warming trend for friday saturday, and father's day on sunday. the wind speed this morning is double digits in san francisco and fairfield and that is forecast at 7:00 and 18 in point raise and they pick up at 20 to 25 miles per hour along the coast and double digits in san francisco through the delta communities throughout the afternoon and into the evening. by 9:00, they will start to taper but we have a small craft advisory north of the bay bridge. as far as temperatures, mid-70s to 80 through most of the santa clara valley and los gatos and morgan hill and gilroy, mid-to-upper 80s and now a look at the peninsula
75 and at the coast, you are in the low 60s with more such shine on bay side and mid-60s bay side and sausalito is 71 and 78 in petaluma and low-to-mid 80s through the north bay until cloverdale and hid 90s and berkeley is 70 and oakland and hayward at 72 and castro valley and fremont the warm spots at 75 and mid-to-upper 80s inland and antioch and brent ottawa pushing the low 90s and the day game, u.v. index is is very high high burn factor and low-to-mid 60s and the giants have last nine if a row. at home. and five in a row on this streak. we will close this out and head to seattle on a wing note. tomorrow a couple of degrees warmer and cooler on thursday and you can see the rebound as you head through the holiday weekend. we had news but we do have
several evens that could be impacting our drive this morning. expect heavy traffic with the percent ain'ts laying this afternoon, at 280 and 101 and freeways around at&t park. we have a watch part at oracle arena, with finals party have doors opening at 4:30 this afternoon and the coliseum way will be packed and 880, so all the streets that surround and even bart you will expect to see heavy delays this. >> 6:20. throut the nba finals we have been celebrating the best fans in basketball. >> that is you. each day we share your fan photos and choose an abc "fan of the day." we have a good one today: love for the warriors led her to a daring decision, total dub nation kitment.
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been following a couple of accidents. >> right now from emeryville scam to berkeley i-80 eastbound direction near university we have a fender bender and it sounds like it is turning and a birth of a verbal scuffle if you are traveling hopefully c.h.p. can get there and mediate if you are traveling along westbound direction, hold lights are heavier up to the maze and another accident at greenville, a hit-and-run accident with heavy backups pulling from tracy to livermore and dublin. this is how long it will take you, 52 minutes from tracy to dublin. 680 southbound from 4 to walnut creek is building and nine minutes and highway 24 westbound from walnut creek up to piedmont, highway 13 a nine minute commute. >> we are back with seven things to know before you go. >> but keep it here we are look at the bay bridge toll plaza and
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an apartment campus near cal killed five young people and sent eight to three bay area hospitals and many have life-threatening injuries. they were celebrating a 21st birthday. >> the irish consulate said many are students would knew each other and they are all believed between 20 and 22 years in berkeley on summer work visa working with officials now to notify families back home. >> three, looking at the east bay hills camera, you can see just how beautiful the clouds look this morning and we will talk temperatures if you are headed out we are running mainly in the 50s santa rosa and novato at 48 and headed and the afternoon hours we will have kauai a summer spread, from 60 at the coast to 92 if brentwood. >> police investigation continues in berkeley where a deadly pal cone collapsed occur
cutting down kittredge and berkeley place say it will remain closed all day with detours if place. we have slow-and-go conditions along the maybe babe but the bay bridge toll plaza is sitting out at this hour. >> millions of american face danger from heavy rain and flooding today as tropical storm bill moved to texas. schools have closed in houston. the trust calls for several inches of rain across several states. >> a win to go for the warriors tomorrow as they try to knock off the cavaliers in cleveland to become the nab champions. the dubs lead the best of seven 3-2 and can clinch the series tonight and bring home the trophy for the first time in 40 years. >> 17,000 fans will back oracle arena for a sold out watch party tonight with fans have a chance to celebrate at the big screen at the oracle arena. if you cannot make it you can
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good morning, america. breaking news, a balcony collapses killing five people injuring eight, some critically at an apartment in california. details and video coming in as we come on the air. breaking overnight, bracing for bill. tornado sirens in downtown chicago. this waterspout forming nearby. flash flooding from texas to new york. the interstate underwater and the gulf coast just surviving this about to be hit hard again. schools closed and people forced from their homes as tropical storm bill gets ready to make landfall. speaking out, the naacp leader accused of pretending to be black defiant as she steps down from her post. new pictures, new tape emerging. what she's saying about the allegations right now. and on the hunt. the