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told they're in stable condition. at about 3:50 p.m. chp closed all eastbound lanes of 580 and that's why we have this tremendous backup. it's going to be there for a while. we're talking several miles of traffic which is not moving. it's just there. chp has been allowing -- i don't know if you can see that, has been allowing cars to make u turns and get off at the previous exit. this is having as you can see a huge impact not only here on 580, but on other highways. by the way, we should also mention that the shooter has not been found. in the meanwhile chp are still investigating to see what they can find on 580, a link to this shooting, but again, this highway, 580, eastbound is closed for the time being. i'm live in oakland, abc 7 news.
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>> what a mess there behind you as you see that ribbon of headlights on 580 which is now closed to university avenue in berkeley. highway patrol has been at this since this double shooting trying to figure out what the motive was and trying to find shell casings and other evidence on the freeway. the result has been a mess. >> eastbound 580 in the afternoon is the commute connection. the chp tweeted you should try to take i-880 but it's slow there as well. >> we'll stay on top of it. a manhunt for an escaped inmate is focussed on a san jose neighborhood. >> police are looking for chav ez after the three other escapees were captured yesterday. s.w.a.t. teams have converged on a home in san jose. >> we are live near the scene with developments on this.
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>> reporter:. you can see behind me a lot going on on this street. paramedics here and then just beside them sheriffs deputies. further down the street tons of police cars as this street is blocked off leading up to kio drive. they're focusing their attention on a house. they got a tip that chavez might be inside. we're hearing they used gas to go inside, but as of right now they have not made any arrests. a tip lead deputies to this south san jose neighborhood. it's the latest twist in the search for this fugitive inmate. >> it started with two cop cars and then shelf cariff cars and you get a parade. >> reporter: hours earlier a judge set bail for vacca. she was arrested for helping chavez evade authorities. >> she looked sad. >> reporter: her friend happened
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to be in court dealing with her own business. she didn't even know her friend was in jail. the night before thanksgiving chavez and campbell sawed through steel bars and go down a makeshift rope and get away. >> we have not located the tool used to cut the bars. >> reporter: tuesday night marshals searched a home. >> upon entering the residence they determined that campbell was hiding in the attic and he crashed through the ceiling on to the floor where the marshal service and police took him into custody. >> reporter: his sister was also arrested for allegedly harboring a fugitive. the other fugitive inmates plus two people arrested now police are tracking leads to find this escaped inmate on the loose. in san jose, abc 7 news. less than an hour ago napa police released findings into an investigation by high school
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football players. police call it a case of hazing involving the high school football team hazing their own players. there were multiple assaults in the weeks leading up to the big game in napa both last year and this year. school staff contacted police about it earlier this month. so far the school has not taken discipline area action and police have made no arrests. a high school student is under arrest charged with sexually assaulting a students from a different school after a football game on campus. we are live in concord. you talked with the alleged victim's father, right? >> reporter: yes, i did. this father wants to send a message to other parents and to their children as he put it to try to keep other kids from becoming victims. >> it's a mistake. you effected many lives with your one bad decision. >> reporter: he is the father of a 15-year-old high school student, the victim of an
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alleged attack, an incident that police say happened after a football game on november 18th. >> he forced himself on her and sexually assaulted her on the campus during the game with all the parents and all the people there. no one was aware of it. >> reporter: that boy was arrested on tuesday night. >> after an investigation was conducted, we did make an arrest of a student. the case will be forwarded to the district attorney's office. >> reporter: the school administration is cooperating with the police. the victim initially report the incident to her principal on november 21st, the monday after the football game. >> we are aware of the allegations. they came to us last week. we immediately contacted the concord police department and we are cooperating fully with their investigation. >> somehow he came up on her phone number and he began to send her inappropriate text messages. >> reporter: the victim's father says his daughter didn't know the boy that well and didn't initially tell her parents
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kwhapd. >> that's why as a parent i'm saying we have to put a voice to this and when there's a problem come to us, address your parents and teachers. >> reporter: neighboring campuses addressed the incident with students and sent notices home to parents. san francisco department of public works employee shot in broad daylight while painting over graffiti. tonight police are searching for suspects and a motive. the shooting happened this morning. we are live from where it happened with the story. >> reporter: dan, this afternoon san francisco mayor ed lee issued a statement describing this shootings a a tragedy. it happened right here. it is now a memorial. it began at 8:00 this morning. we have candles and flowers and a bullet hole that's covered with a crucifix. the worker died on the job and a few minutes earlier he had been
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kissing his 7-year-old daughter and taking her to school. they are inconsolable. these are friends of the public works employee. they have gathered in the spot where someone gunned him down while removing graffiti on the job this morning. >> i don't know what happened. i just know he was killed. >> i don't know why they would kill him. i don't know why they would do that and he was at work. that's messed up. >> reporter: he was 27, a father of two and a role model in a program designed to keep kids away from gangs by giving them good jobs. was he a target? police say that is under investigation. >> had he ever expressed any worries about someone being out to get him? >> not that i know of. if anybody expresses such worries to us we take that seriously. >> for someone to roll up and shoot a person in the back that's working, they are a coward. >> reporter: the city has insurance policies for workers killed on the job, but money will not ease the pain.
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>> we lost a young man that had a lot to live for and had children to live for and a grandmother and mother and we all loved him. >> reporter: that becomes more clear with every hour at 25th and vermont as friends and family try to make sense of the senseless. in san francisco, abc 7 news. a young man who spoke out against gun violence is now identified as a victim of a deadly shooting in oakland. representative barbara lee posted this picture on facebook showing the young man with her. they met earlier this year during a town hall on gun violence. the 19-year-old and friend were killed just after 10:00 a.m. monday morning. we were over the scene. a neighbor says he was shot while moving his car for street cleaning. no arrests have been made. tonight three pedestrians
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are recovering after a car hit them in san francisco this morning. a car backed into the three people at a crosswalk near golden gate avenue and hooid street after 11. a violent collision left a volvo suv on its face. the driver suffered a minor injury. two lanes were briefly closed while firefighters helped the driver out of the vehicle and cleared the wreck. this is a busy wednesday evening. coming up while the company that built the complex where six students died in a balcony collapse could lose its license. advocates filed a complaint against a company run by mike pence. levi is telling customers they don't need a gun to try on a pair of jeans. some wet spots for wednesday
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on live doppler 7. big changes are ahead. i'll have the details coming up. another look at that breaking news we're following. the traffic mess after someone the traffic mess after someone shot at a car stand back, ya hear! the traffic mess after someone shot at a car breakout the syrup because denny's new fluffier, tastier, better rudolph pancakes are here for the holidays. of reach for far too long:s have health insurance.that's been out how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a range of plans from leading health insurance companies that offer you the best combination of quality, rates, and benefits. and, through covered california, you may get financial help to pay for coverage. to have health insurance starting january 1st, you need to enroll by december 15th. visit today.
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nearly a year and a half since that deadly balcony collapse the state agency is calling for the general contractor to have its license suspended or revoked all together. we are live outside liberty garden apartments tonight. is the contractor responding? >> reporter: we called and stopped by the general contractor's office today. so far no response. the general contractor has 15 days to file what's known as a notice of defense.
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if it does not, its license will be revoked. the state license board says the general contractor did not follow plans and specifications when building this balcony at garden apartments in berkeley. on june 16th, 2015 the balcony collapsed and six died and seven more were injured. >> if things were done up to standards and correct materials, we believe that collapse would not have happened. >> reporter: it's for that reason the contract's state license board is recommending suspended or revoke the license. the allege the contractor did not follow trade standards, that it did not pressure treat or waterproof the materials used. >> they're responsible for everything that happened on that project. >> reporter: most of the people injured or killed were irish citizens here on a summer exchange program. the general said he welcomed the
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steps. it is a further measure that we have been urging the authorities to take to prevent other tragedies. the company will have the opportunity to defend itself. the company can continue to contract. if the company's license is revoked it could reapply for it in one to five years. the state's fair political practices commission today launched an investigation into whether bart illegally used public funds to campaign for its $3.5 billion bone. >> bart is the backbone of the bay area, but it's 44 years old and needs major repairs. >> they have been connecting people for 44 years. >> that's the ad. the commission wants to know if bart violated state law by using the video on its facebook page. the agency says it had no hand in the video and paid no money for it.
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if the investigation finds bart broke the law, the agency could face fines of up to $5,000 for each violation. president elect donald trump's pick for treasury secretary of state house fair housing advocates worried and upset. the former ceo of a bank which some critics say didn't play fair especially in minority communities when it came to how they did business. >> a lot of exciting things in the first 100 days of the president trump presidency. >> reporter: steve was at trump tower today excited for his new role in the donald trump administration. >> we're working on the economic plan and transition, making sure we get the tax bill passed. >> we're distressed and concerned about the naming. >> reporter: kevin stine is the deputy director which claims he
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was anything but fair when it came to lending. >> he is someone who ran a bank for many years that foreclosed on tens of thousands of californians and made a lot of money at the expense of working class families. >> reporter: he is former chair of onewest an institution accused of targeting foreclosure in communities of color. >> there were nine times as many foreclosures by the bank. >> reporter: stine's organization filed this complaint requesting the federal department of housing investigate the discriminatory practice of red lining, extending few or no mortgage loans to borrowers of color. >> we saw large scale foreclosures which destabilized communities. >> reporter: the coalition charges one west with not maintaining its foreclosed homes like this two story house,
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vacant for years and falling into disrepair. we reached out to one west bank for comment. so far no response. abc 7 news. meantime groups representing tech power houses are urging donald trump to support the industry. the groups are pushing for tax reform, updated regulations and an investment in jobs and a more inclusive economy. those organizations included the leadership group and the consumer technology association. levi stores today issued a request for its customers leave your guns at home. the san francisco company is not banning guns but released a note on linked asking people not to bring their firearms into the clothing stores even in states where it's legal. he says people shouldn't have to be concerned about their safety while shopping for clothes. getting guns out of stores will get the company a step closer to achieving a safe environment.
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go pro is cutting 15% of the workforce and shuttig down the entertainment unit. it's struggling to gain traction wit its new drone. the president will step down at the end of the year. the company thinks the restructuring could save them $650 million next year. here is some amazing pictures that a lot of drivers are glad to see as we update that breaking news. highway 580 going through berkeley is reopened after that shooting on one side of the freeway that shut down traffic completely. this shooting happened in oakland, but the traffic backed up into berkeley. >> it extended on to local city streets. it's mass grid locks so even though they've opened it it's going to take a while for the traffic to ease up. expect a late commute today if you're going through that area. >> you can see how backed up it
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is. look at the headlights. look to the top of your screen there how badly backed up this is. at least the freeway is opened again. in the meantime congress has agreed on a federal law protecting those who write bad reviews. >> the bill is head in had to the president's desk and michael finney is here with more on that story. >> freedom of speech. this law will bar companies from inserting gag clauses in their contracts with you. the clauses were typically buried in agreements with customers they would impose big fines for those who wrote bad reviews about a company. california banned gag clauses back in 2014 and congress approved a nationwide ban. president obama is expected to sign it into law. >> advertisers are hiding ads on instagram and they want it to sco stop. the group took issue with brand name products like these.
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ad companies are paying celebrities to show products on their pages. the federal trade commission has a policy saying advertisers must disclose any paid endorsement. the agency has not responded to the request to crack down on displays. >> consumers groups are calling on the government to adopt new auto safety features. car makers have agreed to voluntarily make advanced features a standard in new cars that include a forward collision system. car makers agreed to adopt features by 20022, however the agreement is voluntary. consumer groups say the features should be mandatory and adopted sooner to save lives. >> i want to hear your consumer questions. i'll be at the fountain at broad washington plaza in walnut creek friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. i want to meet you and bring your questions and you may be able to ask them live.
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you can those questions on social media. post them with the #askfinney and since it is friday we will have some friday free stuff. >> right there? >> yes. >> free stuff on the road. >> yeah. >> free advice, free stuff. now your forecast. >> here's a look at live doppler 7. you'll notice a lot of cloud cover and tracking spotty showers in the east bay. light in the livermore area. showers passed through the bay area so we did see damp spots. a light system. trace amounts in oakland. it's turning to snow in the sierra. not a lot. it's scattered in nature. temperatures in the low to mid 50s. it's going to be a chilly one.
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half moon bay in the low 50s. a live look from our south beach camera seeing scattered clouds. low to mid 50s. beautiful afterglow of the sunset. chilly morning with patchy fog. we're looking at a mild pattern this weekend with rain returning next week. isolated showers at 7:00 tonight as you're sitting down for dinner. the clouds will be clearing tomorrow morning and sunshine returns across the bay area but the chill will be with us like this morning. the only thing that will save you is the clouds will be heavier than this morning so we're looking at mid 30s to the upper 40s. dress warmly as you head out the door. on the afternoon it's going to be on the cool side and breezy. storm impact scale comes in after your weekend. on monday we have a light system. it's going to be a cold storm. light rain and breezy conditions. here is the hour-by-hour look. this is a rough idea as to when
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you'll see the rain monday going into monday evening. we're going to go with a chilly start tomorrow. afternoon sun, temperatures are going up a few degrees as we head into saturday. upper 50s to the mid 60s. sunday is dry. monday we bring in a light system, chance of rain, but notice those temperatures. they're really going to take a tumble. tuesday and wednesday, we're going to be seeing near freezing conditions in the morning. it's going to feel like winter in the afternoon. temperatures in the low to mid 507s. i ho -- 50s. i hope you got good stuff black friday. you can track this. >> i'm opening that stuff early. >> do it. >> that's a good
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concord renters will not be getting a break on rent during the holidays. the city council turned down calls on a moratorium on rent
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increases. opponents characterized the measure as rent control. 40% are renters and rents have been rising dramatically. >> still not affordable for a two-income family. a wife and husband can't afford -- you can't afford it by yourself. people are having to rent out rooms in their apartments so they can live in an apartment. >> the council did okay a bilanguageal hotline so renters could report rent hikes. construction started today on an office building in san jose. the eight-story development will feature 30,000 square feet of retail space. developers say the high rise will anchor the south end and the mixed use property known for restaurants and high-end stores. >> what we've learned over time is that people really like to work here.
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it's fully amenityized. you can walk down stairs to eat and shop and work out. we have a hotel and you can live here as well. >> construction is expected to be finished in late 2018. still ahead tonight, what you could call a twist on the 12 days of christmas. look at that. it has to do with cats and caring and city hall. confused? don't be. that story next. but first we want to thank abc 7 news for this picture. isn't that gorgeous? somebody should paint that. share your pictures with us using the
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coming up at 6:00, a live update on the oakland freeway closure that was causing grid lock all the way to san
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francisco. and 7 on your side has spent years following the case of a whistleblower who says she was wrongly terminated. and chess may not be a spec taiter sport to you, but it is to these guys. the new at 6:00 the champion match today that had them glued to a set in san francisco. that's coming up in half an hour. >> thanks. we'll see you then. san francisco city hall looked more like kitty hall today. >> take a look. we were in the supervisor's office. if it looks more like an animal shelter that's because it has been converted into a cat adoption center. >> this is the fourth year tang has offered kittens for adoption in her office. she helped eight cats find new homes. it's a sacrifice since she is mildly allergic to cats. >> if you interested check the kittens out in city hall in room
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264 until december 9th. world news tonight is next. >> all of us we appreciate your time. we'll see you again breaking news as we come on the air tonight. the deadly tornadoes. the watches late today across several states. more than two dozen twisters in 24 hours. in atlanta, the sirens. the system stretching from the south to the northeast. also, the state of emergency at this hour. seven dead. the wildfires out of control. fueled by the winds. families racing to get out. breaking developments in the plane crash. tonight, what we have just learned. what the pilot said moments before the crash. inside the meeting. the dinner with president-elect donald trump and mitt romney. and we have new reporting tonight, the post that could be given to sarah palin. the house explosion. the mother of three, the family dog crawling out from the debris. and an abc news exclusive tonight.


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