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>> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> and that breaking news is in the east bay where a rescue effort trapped in a trench is now approaching its 10th hour. sky 7hd is live over the frantic scene right now. it is just incredible. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. this is happening on east 23rd street and 21st avenue. >> alan wang is there and joins us with the latest. >> this has been going on for more than 10 hours. people out here are starting to get a little anxious. at this point the rescue workers have the man hooked up to an iv which means they are trying to keep his vital signses stable. all of the pressure from the dirt that is squeezing his lower extremities. we are told he is alert and talking to rescue, woulders who were trying to rescue him after he was buried up to his waste in a trench that collapsed around 12:30 this
afternoon. the victim is identified as 41-year-old esparza who works for star rooter and plumbing. he was trying to attach it to a hole and main sewage pipe under the street. the main sewage pipe was buried so deep they had to build a long, narrow trench 13 feet down. the fire officials tell us the workers used inadequate support which is made from plywood to hold back the crumbling walls in the trench. the soil had the consistency of sand which is making it difficult to hold back and that's why they are using a street cleaner to vacuum it out of the trench while they dig. his foot is also trapped in a clay that is creating a suck force that is holding them down. it is all -- that's why it is taking so long. we also have a storm coming in and the temperature is dropping. mr. esparza is probably getting cold so they are
anxious to free him from this trench. alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. remarkable it has taken so long. >> he mentioned that weather coming our way. that leads us to the other top story. the first of several enhanced storms is now closing in on the bay area. >> live doppler 7hd ising traying the new round of wet weather as we look live from our abc7 roof cam. get ready for a wet morning chute. >> let's get to sand yaw -- sandhya patel. >> we are tracking not only the rain, but the wind. let me show you our radar and where it is raining. the coverage is increasing and now getting reports of rain around the marin county area. as they take you in closer it is moderate in intensity between san rafael and mill valley around kentfield and britano way. greenbrae is getting heavier rain as well. light rain is being reported toward vacaville and brentwood. then we take you up toward
ukiah. i have a resident there saying it is coming down hard on twitter. you can see around ukiah and north state street. you can expect as we head toward the morning commute that eventually the rest of the bay area will see it. gusts to 28 in oakland. on our storm impact scale one is light and five is severe. this one coming in is a two. we will be ranking those storms all winter long. half an inch to an inch for the wettest spots. gusts 35 to 40 miles an hour. hour by hour time line is coming up. dan? >> sandhya, thank you very much. the abc7 news morning team will have complete coverage of the wet weather and its impact on the morning commute. catch reggie and natasha and mike nicco at 4:30 a.m. for abc7 morning news. tonight the future of raider nation is up in the air after the nfl voted to allow the saint louis rams return to los angeles. >> that as the raiders and chargers lobbied a move to the
serld large -- to the second largest city. >> laura anthony is there where they are wrapping up their meetings. >> this meeting has wrapped up. as you can see the media room behind me has cleared out. the future is uncertain for the raiders especially after what you hear what mark davis had to say. >> what do you say to the people of oakland? >> hi. >> after losing out on a possible partnership with the san diego chargers in carson, raiders' owner mark davis didn't exactly renew his commitment to oakland. >> do you think you will be in oakland in 2016? >> no, i don't know where we will be. >> relocation is a painful process. >> davis' reaction came moments after roger goodell announced the owners decided the rams could move into a $1.9 billion stadium in ingelwood. >> the nfl owners tonight approved the return of the los
angeles rams to the market starting with the 2016 season. >> the san diego chargers get the next year to decide if they will partner with the rams in ingelwood. >> we do have some options so it is very difficult to say right now i am gonna do this or do that. >> this is not a win for the raiders today. >> though promised $100 million by the nfl to help pay for a new stadium in oakland, davis seemed unimpressed. >> 100 million, will that help? >> i don't believe it will fill the gap we have right now. >> it is time for you to be loyal to us. >> as davis left houston he was not inclined to tell his team's die hard bay area fans what they want to hear. >> america, the world is a possibility for the raider nation. >> now davis reminded all of us that he does not have a lease in oakland as we speak. we threw all kinds of names out to him. if not oakland, then where?
he declined to specify any city. he did rule out one though, dan and ama and that is st. louis. the now former home of the rams. in houston, laura anthony, abc7 news. >> thank you, laura. >> the entire world minus saint louis. katie continues the coverage of the raiders future. >> there are still questions about if the team will get a in you stadium in oakland. >> that's right. that was addressed and she says $100 million from the nfl is, qot, an encouraging sign. as for fans some were ready to abandon the team if the team abandoned oakland again. he gave the raiders a second chance the first time they left. >> when they moved from l.a. to oakland we thought, oh good, it is on. we did it. >> reporter: he was not going to be so forgiving this time. >> they move to l.a., they move to l.a. if they did my plan was never to be a raider fan ever again. >> but it is game on for now.
>> when they moved to l.a. i hung in and they moved and i am still a raider fan and my boys are raider fans and i am happy to hear they are staying. >> the oakland mayor says it buys the city more time. >> to find a deal that's gonna work for the raiders, for the nfl and for our fans and for our taxpayers. we know there is a responsible path to keeping the raiders in oakland. >> money is a concern for fans too. >> i don't like taxpayers funding private business enterprise. that's what a stadium is. >> coliseum chairman said the authority is encouraged by the developments and will do its best to keep the team here. abc7 news. >> stay here with us. sports director larry beil will have more on today's developments and the future of the raiders coming up later in sports. a youth soccer league lost its fight to keep the nfl off its turf. a judge rejected an injunction
to stop the creation of a media center for super bowl 50 next to levi stadium. they offered to let the players use practice fields at the avia stadium. a busy night as you can tell as abc7 news at 11:00 continues, first responders in the use bay are still racing to save a man trapped in a trench. we'll update that for you mix. >> and president obama delivers his final state of the union. the message he has tonight for the candidates running to succeed him in the oval office. >> and a deputy fieppedz himself on the -- find himself on the wrong side of the law. the drive through dis-- drive-thru disturbance leading to his arrest. >> first here is jimmy kimmle and what is next. >> here is proof we did do some work today. >> oh my god. the government has been hiding this the whole time. >> hey guys, what's up?
updated on breaking news. the effort underway right now to free a man trapped in a 10-foot sewer line. sky 7hd is live over the scene. look at the crews working. an independent contractor was working on the line when the trench collapsed on him around 12:50. we are told he fell 10 feet and is trapped with dirt up to his knees. he is alert and talking to emergency crews, but the rain that we are getting is approaching and it could make rescue efforts more difficult. be sure to follow the latest updates on the abc7 news bay area. a grand hello for his big goodbye. president obama rallied his supporters and took on his critics during the seventh and final state of the union
address. >> here are the details from washington. >> the president of the united states. >> making his way up the house chamber aisle for his last state of the union address president obama called for more saville tee and politics. >> how can we make our politics reflect what is best in us and not what is worse? >> flanked by his vice president and new house speaker paul ryan, president obama focused his message on the future saying the country must adjust to a changing economy and to tackle climate change and to fight terrorism. >> if this congress is serious about winning this war and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, authorize the use of military force against isil. take a vote. >> but republicans challenged the president. >> the president's record has fallen far short of his soaring words. >> gop response from nikki haley included a swipe at
donald trump. >> it can be tempting to follow the call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. >> it was among the points of agreement that the president also referencing the heated rhetoric in the campaign for his successor. >> we need to reject any politics that targets people because of race orie lig general. or religion. this is not a matter of political correctness. >> he joked that he would keep his speech short because there were presidential candidates eager to get back to iowa. tomorrow he kicks off his state of the union tour with stops in nebraska and louisiana. on capitol hill, abc news. tonight a santa clara county shear riff -- sheriff deputy is accused of dui while trying to get food from a jack in the box. benjamin leigh was arrested over the weekend. here is lisa amin gulezian with new information on what happened. >> the santa clara county
deputy is accused of drunk driving and brandishing a weapon. it happened on sunday around 2:30 a.m. in this jack in the bocks drive-thru. jack in the box drive-thru. a witness told me he started yelling at employees because the order was taking too long. and that's when a cashier said he saw lee's gun. >> the youngster thought he was getting robbed. >> he arrested lee in the parking lot. they released a short statement saying lee is now on administrative leave while an internal investigation is also done. >> he has a good reputation with the sheriff's office. he is a hard worker and respected by his peers. >> it comes after a string of scandals in the department. in september three correctional deputies were charged with murdering a mentally ill inmate at the county jail. a task force found on going problems with abuse and misconduct there. sheriff smith is promising improvement, but this retired
sheriff's department captain is not buying it. >> this is too much. it is overwhelming evidence that there is a cultural problem at the top as well as problems at the bottom. >> lee's attorney tells me his client did nothing wrong and even gave police a blood sample the night of the arrest. he will be in court here on march 10th. abc7 news. on to the weather and another round of rain is coming. >> lots of weather is headed our way. sandhya patel is here with the latest. >> we could see half an inch to an inch of rain in our wettest spots. live doppler 7hd is showing you where it is raining and it is coming in pretty good around ukiah and a pretty steady rain all the way toward gernville depending on where you are. i want to take you closer and we are seeing moderate pockets c -- of rain. head toward brentwood and then on twitter i am getting reports of the light rain around discovery bay and highway 4.
right now the temperatures are in the 50s. this view will look very different in the next few hours as the rainy, wind econ decisions spread overnight. a messy commute tomorrow morning. the wet pattern lasts into next week. we have been rating our storms on the storm impact scale. this one is a two. it is a moderate storm. half an inch to an inch through wednesday morning. more showers tomorrow evening and gusts 35 to 40 miles an hour. the strongest gusts will be the the -- through the early morning hours. heavy at times in the north bay. you will see those oranges popping up. 3:00 a.m. you will see pockets of moderate rain and the wind will rattle your windows enough to keep you awake especially if you are a light sleeper. 4:00 a.m. looks messy. 5:00 a.m. we are looking at scattered showers and the intensity of the rain eases up as we head toward 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. if you can leave later for work perhaps that may be a
wiser decision. 7:00 a.m., you will notice the scattered showers. 8:00 as you are taking the kids off to school it is a mad rush to get them off to school during a rainy day. hopefully it won't be too bad. scattered showers and sunny breaks. 3:00 it eases up. as we head toward the evening rush it is okay, but notice a few more showers coming back in for the el nino enhanced storms. as we head toward the neck 12 to 24 hours we are looking at the wet weather. up to an inch in the wettest communities. a quarter of an inch for san jose. winds will gust overnight. you will notice at 1:00 a.m. 43, 46 miles an hour along the coast. don't be surprised if you continue to run into difficulty with the wind gusts. napa at 9:00 a.m. and still gusty and the winds will ease. the winter weather advisory foresee yarr raws. midnight
6-12 inches above 5,000 feet expecting the higher totals at the highest peaks. could see as much of a foot and a half of snow there. in the morning do expect the wet roadways, the wipers on full blast. you know there will be residual delays even if you have the later chute. upper 40s to the low 50s. might want to set the alarm clock earlier. nobody wants to do that, but it may help. low 50s to the low 60s. scattered showers for you and sunny breaks. the accu-weather seven-day forecast. 2 on the impact scale. another one friday night into saturday. and a one for your weekend. sunday night into monday we have a two coming in. monday is a holiday and that lingers into tuesday. wet and windy with that one as well on monday into tuesday. dan and ama? >> thank you.
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year to build a stadium in oakland or maybe someplace else. we will see if today's decision by the nfl owners keeps the raiders here or is a stay of execution. when this day began the relocation committee supported the proposal of the raiders and chargers moving to a joint stadium in carson. but that was scraped to build in ingelwood. the rams will lead st. louis and play in the l.a. coliseum until their stadium is done in 2019. the chargers have a choice to join the rams in ingelwood, but it gives the city of san diego one more year to get something built down there. if the chargers gary don't go to l.a. the raiders have a chance to join them in 2017. the raiders were given $100
million to help them try to build in oakland. mark davis is not thrilled with this outcome. jay initially we are trying to get something done in oakland. that didn't pan out. we mida commitment to -- we made a commitment to get to los angeles and that didn't happen. >> do you have a message for libby shaft? >> i have no message for libby shaft. >> do you think you will be in oakland 2016? >> we don't know where we will be. we don't have a lease at the oakland coliseum. the lease has expired. >> they scored 12 goals in two games and they kept the good times rolling. he played well. the first period here and he takes a shot off his mask. he had 22 saves on 23 shots. scoreless just under five minutes to go and a power play for winnipeg, but here comes chris tierney with a shot. 1-0 san jose. later in the first period and a 1-1 game. his shot denied and cleaning
up his 9th of the year. gem bow -- jbo joe score. it was his 22nd of the season. it was a 3-1 game. the jets empty the nets. good night, game over, go home safely. they won three straight and back home to take on edmonton on thursday night. the baseball world lost a giant today on and off the field. monty irvin passed away at the age of 96 at his home in houston. he played outfield for the new york giants and was one of the first african-american players to integrate baseball and mentored the great willie mays. >> he was so influential. >> no question about it. >> abc7 news continues now on-line and on twitter and on facebook and on all of your mobile devices with the abc7 news app. >> our next newscast is
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breaking news, rescue crews in oakland for almost 11 hours now. th is happening at 21st avenue and 23rd street. >> they have given him an iv. alameda fire has joined in on the rescue effort. a pick up truck has also just arrived to the scene. they may prevent the rain from coming into the trench and help with the rescue effort. >> he was working on the line when it collapsed on him at 12:50. he has been down there the whole time. we are told he fell about 10 feet and trapped in dirt up to his knees. follow us on twitter for updates overnight and love updates on the morning news at 4:30 a.m. it will be perhaps a long night for him. >> that's it for us.
thank you for watching. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. for all of us here, sandhya and larry, we appreciate it. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight, david duchovny and gillian anderson. from "room," jacob tremblay. plus music from leon bridges with cleto and the cletones. and now, while we're at it, here's jimmy kimmel! ♪