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news. >> now at 11:00, an out of control dump truck carrying hot asphalt crashes into a north bay home. the driver forced to jump out seconds before impact. and now the danger from the huge hauler isn't over yet. good evening. i'm dan ashley and ama daetz is off. the crash happened this afternoon on lower crescent is avenue in sausalito and right now crews are still working to prevent even worse damage. cornell bernard is live in sausalito with the developing story. cornell? >> reporter: the scene of the truck crash is just up the hill. crews are trying to stabilize a garage there before it crumbles on to the house below. a delicate salvage operation was unfolding. the crews removed a volkswagen van and inside this garage after a giant dump truck lost control and crashed. >> we heard this terrible crash. and so we came up here to see what it was. 24 is what we found.
the truck was smashed into the garage. >> reporter: the 50,000-pound truck was carrying hot asphalt on this steep street. the force of the crash pushed the structure off the foundation. this is what it looked like from the back. >> the concern right now is that the garage can still fall into the house. >> reporter: their house is only feet below. crews tied ropes around the garage and secured them to the trees across the street as a safeguard. firefighters say a paving project was happening where the driver of the truck -- >> lost controlç or lost traction on the road and started to slide backwards and jumped out of the truck and subsequently broke his arm in the process. >> reporter: he will never forget the sound of the crash. she and her husband along with two tenants can't stay here until the garage is stabilized. >> what are you going to do? life goes on really. >> reporter: a crew working for pg&e was paving the street
after new gas lines were installed here. pg&e and the city are investigating. cornell bernard, abc7 news.ñr new at 11:00, the highway patrol needs your helping the driver find the person responsible for a hit-and-run. it happened before the exit in redwood city. lilian kim is live with the story. lilian? >> and the chp does not have a lot to go on. not even the exact make and model which caused the collision and now they are turning to the public. >> chp officers say about 1:00 p.m. a brown mini-van was weaving through traffic before hitting another car. according to witnesses, the mini-van struck the right rear of the scion causing it to spinout and hit the center divider and overturn several times. it happened right before at the woodside road exit. >> we believe that person did know that they caught the collision. at this point there was
complete disregard for life. >> the victim, a 58-year-old man from pacifica was taken to stanford hospital where he was pronounced dead. the driver of the mini-van is no where to be found. chp officer say the vehicle was a brown early 2000 toyota sienna or a nissan which has likely front end damage. the hope is that someone spots the vehicle or has dash cam video of the incident. >> if anybody is traveling northbound on 101 can look for the footage on their dash cam and provide information. >> reporter: the chp says the driver say -- faces charges of fell intoe hit-and-run and manslaughter. lilian kim, abc7 news. >> a roll over accident briefly shutdown the freeway east of fremont. it happened about 4:00 this afternoon. fremont police posted these photos and thanked the tow company for their quick work. all lanes were open by 5:15 and no word on the driver's
injuries. there was an arrest in a brushfire. they arrested the men that started the two-acre blaze. it did not spread to residential areas and no one was hurt. let me turn now to the weather. record heat uh -- across the bay area. but as we look across from the exploratorium camera at pier15, get ready for a cool down. guess what, rain is on the way too. here is sandhya patel with live doppler 7hd. >> check out live doppler 7hd and you will see the high clouds at this hour, but things are going to be changing as an area of low pressure off the southern california coast starts to send some of the moisture you are seeing there in our direction. take a look at the time line. it is a friday afternoon and it is cloud cover. we head into friday evening and our first chance of showers appear at 9:00 p.m. going into saturday it is looking wet for the morning and even the afternoon if you do have weekend plans. on the storm impact scale this is a light system for friday
and saturday. scattered light showers. most areas are looking at between a quarter to half an inch. i'll be back to let you know if the weekend is a complete washout and if there is anymore rain in the forecast. dan? >> thanks, sandhya. new at 11:00, an apology from san francisco's police chief in connection with the department's racist text scandal we were reporting on. it involves the latest case of racist andñi homophobic text that resulted in the suspension of four officers last fall. during tonight's police commission meeting they pressed the chief about the rankor with the district attorney. the two spent sparing letters and each claiming their own investigations uncovered the text. >> i apologize that it was a back and forth. i think that it is obviously critical that our offices work together. >> also during the meeting, the issue of equiping officers with teasers was discussed. no decision was made. the commission is waiting on a recommendation from the department of justice.
a video posted on instagram by a modesto teenager is being investigated as a hate crime. the faces on the video are blurred here. but it shows a white student with a news --ç noose around his neck making a threat to a black student. that boy's mother spotted the video and reported it to police who are now investigating. security guards are patrolling the area around san jose city hall right now in an effort to stop graffiti vandals. these are some of the images of the graffiti provided. they hit last week. it shows some of them in action. watch in the center of your screen. as a result there will be security 24 hours a day at city hall. moving on after a couple of surprising losses, the warriors are looking a bit vulnerable heading into a tough game tomorrow night at oracle. abc7 sports director larry beil is here. what has happened the last couple times has certainly taken the wind out of their sails a little bit.
>> suddenly they look vulnerable and shaky. it is not top priority. they need to lock up west first. they held an optional practice and it seems clear it has warn on the warriors and that the playoffs started long ago with the pressure packed games and the daily scrutiny has gotten old. >> it is something you have to deal with. if we are going to get a ring it doesn't mean anything. >> now, the warriors host the spurs tomorrow night. they lead by three and a half game with four games left in the regular season. this is pivotal. it is actually a good thing. the warriors, they have to be focused for this game. they will play a full 48 intense minutes. it gets you ready for the
playoffs. >> which is the most important. >> they say oh we should beat these guys. >> thanks very much. abc7 news at 11:00 continues. >> we don't let our hairgrow long and shaggy. from prison to music pioneers the world is remembering a legend. and a homecoming more than 60 years in the making. a family that finally has closure. and later a "star wars" story. we have the first footage from the all new movie hitting theaters later this year. all of that is coming up, but first a look at what is coming up on "jimmy kimmel live" after abc news at 11:00. jimmy? >> feast your eyes on this. tonight are you out walking around on hollywood boulevard talking to people.ç >> that's what i have done my whole life. >> does the secret service hate when you do that? >> yes.
the bed that moves you. only at a sleep number store. bay and all of the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> new at 11:00, an emotional moment as a man's family has been waiting for than 60 years. tonight at sfo, the remains of robert perry graham will return to his family from korea. relatives have spent
decades waiting and not knowing exactly what happened to him. katie is live at sfo tonight with the story. katie? >> corporal graham died a prisoner of war in the early 50s. he was just 21 years old. now a generation later his family is finally able to bury him. inside this flag-draped casket, a single bone belonging to robert perry graham. his remains were flown to san francisco from hawaii and his nephew, a retired marine, an escort. >> whether it was my unkl or anyone, any service member we have a sense of pride in s in taking care of our own. >> in 1951 corporal graham was reported missing in action in korea. his family learned he had been a prisoner of war and likely died in a pow camp. it wasn't until the early 90s that north korea turned over boxes of co-mingled remains. the families were asked to give dna samples last fall.
corporal graham's family got a match. her father was corporal graham's brother. two of nine siblings who grew up in san francisco. >> they were separated a loqi into foster homes.ç my father and uncle bobbie were so close in age that they were together a lot. they bonded. >> nicole's dad died before the dna testing even began. but she and her cousin say this is an incredible moment for the family. >> it is something that my aunts and uncles and my mother have always dreamed about having closure. >> there are 7800 americans unaccount i -- unacted for. unaccounted for. >> the funeral with full military honors will be friday al duggin's mortuary and he will be buried near his brother and the public is invited to attend. a man credited with changing the course of country
music has died. merle haggard passed away from complications of pneumonia. it was his 79th birthday. he arose from poverty in prison and serving time in quintin. he helped popularize the bakersfield sound. josh abbott is playing the rodeo club tonight and was influenced by merle hag -- merle haggard. >> he was a true legend. legends never die. he may not be here with us anymore, but his songs will live on forever and he will always by a main stay in country music. >> no doubt about that. haggard recorded more than three dozen country music hits during a career that spanned six decades. in san francisco it was one of the biggest nights of the year for the explore exploratorium. abc7 news was at the museum's
spring gala earlier this evening. the fundraiser supports all of the museum programs throughout the evening. explainers are high school or early college studentsented in science. they wear vests and answer visitor questions at the museum and ideally you learn a lot about yourself in the process. >> being here made me realize that me being with other people is what i want to do no matter what. >> it is a major force for the community that the exploratorium . >> i was with cheryl jennings and spencer christian. they hope to raise $1 million tonight alone it was a spectacular gala. if you have not visited the exploratorium please do. it is terrific. >> on to the weather forecast. a record breaking heat, but things are changing. >> those changes are obvious from live doppler 7hd. we are seeing the high clouds
increase august cross the bay area. soon the showers could be showing up. from the abc7 news exploratorium camera, looking toward the bay bridge we did have record highs. downtown oakland broke the previous record of 86. the oakland airport also a new record. gilroy 93 today. and monterey came in at 91 degrees. it was plenty warm across the area. just as warm as concord. a degree warmer at san jose. the 80s and 90s are gone for tomorrow. the temperatures right now are varying from 57 in that p paw to 72 -- in napa and 72 in oakland. so it may be a tough night to sleep since many homes don't have air conditioning. it is much cooler tomorrow. further cooling into the
weekend with a chance of showers friday and saturday. here is a look at the changes that will get under way. tomorrow morning we are expecting fog along the coastline. as the southerly wind continues we will see the high clouds increasing throughout the afternoon. the temperatures will be dropping as a result. the first thing tomorrow morning most of you will be waking up to temperatures in the 50s. 49 in napa. the fog will be around near the coastline and we will see the thicker, high clouds throughout the day. notice the drop. up to 20 degrees lower in some of our inland areas. we are dropping to 73 degrees in livermore and san jose. 72 concord and 69 in oakland. 72 palo alto. mid60s and 70 in santa rosa and 78 in san rafael. you will notice that it is a lot cooler in half moon bay. 65 degrees. not going to see much sun tomorrow afternoon. if you are heading to the game, the home opener of the giants and the dodgers at at&t park, the weather should be fantastic.
it should be nice and mild. 67 degrees and dropping to 65. the uv index will be running high. we are looking at our storm impact scale. the radar system and the reason why we bring this in is we have a light system coming on friday and saturday and scattered loit showers. most areas will see a quarter to half an inch of rain.ç here is a time line. it is just clouds by friday night at 9:00 p.m. we are looking at a chance of showers. there is model agreement that it is going to be wet for your saturday morning. the showers will linger into saturday afternoon and possibly into the wee hours of sunday morning. here is a look at some of the projected rainfall total. going up to half an inch in places like concord. .20 in half moon bay. here is a look at the seven-day forecast. it does feature a drastic change in your weather pattern. we are going from the heat to the cool weather the next several days. we bring in the shower chances. we are putting one's on the storm impact scale.
a slight possibility on sunday and then really we will keep you in the 50s and 60s and comfortable on monday and tuesday. another possibility of some april showers that looks encouraging. you have probably seen it already. the all new "star wars" film is ready to hit theater later this year. >> when it happens where you live. >> many are still frustrated with the persist ising bart issues. >> it covers your neighborhood. >> in san francisco. >> morgan hill. >> live in oakland. >> your story. >> seven on your side is changing the way these guys do business. >> i said, bruno, i know this is a scam. >> choose the news that matters where you live. >> i was trying to share what we've got in our backyard. >> choose the team that works >> live in berkeley. >> choo
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maybe more than we thought a week ago. turnovers and spotty defenseç was a problem. and steph curry, he can't rescue the warriors every night. a couple losses should not create panic, but we are accustomed to wins. >> it is the ultimate compliment . it is an open three pointer and they miss at oracle and the whole crowd growns because they can't believe they missed. we lose a game and it is like, oh my god, they lost. >> oh my god they won. >> round one of the masters tomorrow and the very cute par 3 contest. jack nicklaus the first shot of the day comes up short of the green. what are you gonna do? 80-year-old gary player shows jack how it is