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in my car just talking, you know, shooting the breeze and just out of nowhere i'm like, oh, my god. i had to swing my door open and i started throwing up. >> reporter: officials say they have 21 confirmed cases of food-borne illness related to the thanksgiving feast. three of those people from two assisted living centers died. >> we have tested for a number of common food-borne illnesses, like e. coli, norovirus and salmonella. so far the samples that we have tested, they did not find any of these. >> they will be sent to the centers for disease control for further testing. golden hills put this statement on their website. "we continue to do what we can to help with the investigation that is ongoing. evidence that once pointed away from the meal that we provided to so many now seems to point back that direction." laura brought home leftovers for his 16-year-old chihuahua mix. >> she's doing better but i almost lost her.
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she was so sick, she could barely move. >> reporter: laura anthony, abc 7 news. there's been a shooting on the same east bay freeway for the second day in a row. it happened on westbound 580. the chp shut down the canal on ramp. no one was hit. two people were hurt on a shooting on eastbound 580 in oakland. and traffic is still a mess in san francisco's marina district after a deadly accident closed lombard street for more than four hours today. the crash happened around noon. police say a car was speeding downhill on divisadero street. it ran a red lilt aght and slam into a white prius. one man later died. a woman remains in critical condition. new details tonight in the capture of two escaped santa clara county inmates. authorities caught rogelio
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chavez. he tried to hide the tattoo on his face to avoid being recognized. vic lee is live where he was caught. >> reporter: actually, that's the jail where they escaped. they are back again tonight, including the one who narrowly escaped the clutches of the s.w.a.t. team not once but twice. after a 7 1/2 hour standoff, the sheriff s.w.a.t. team arrested rogelio chavez. he had been hiding in an apartment in the south san jose neighborhood. also arrested, karla fernandez, a friend who lives in the unit. she was charged with being an accessory. reports had chavez hiding in the attic. sheriff deputies asked for equipment to crack holes in the ceiling. >> i looked over and it was destroyed. the ceiling is just completely destroyed. >> reporter: this is the aunt of karla fernandez. this is how the apartment looks
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like today. the ceiling drywall was gone and installation piled up on the floors of this two-bedroom unit. you could see the extent of the damage. the width of hot incendiary gas fired by s.w.a.t. remained evening this morning. >> there's no attic left. the ceiling has been torn down to apprehend the suspect. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. was apparently taking no chances. chavez has a long rap sheet with violent offenses. martinez said that they searched the home for guns and drugs two weeks ago and came again yesterday morning. >> they said they were here for a yeah who didn't live here, somebody named manuel, said he was associated with somebody who escaped from jail. martinez told us her niece is a recovering drug addict who has been clean and has a job. as for ties to chavez, martinez says she knows nothing about
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that. vic lee, nbc 7 news. an investigation is under way into the death of an 8-month-old baby boy in napa. authorities were called to the facility on oxford street about 3:00 on a report of an unconscious and unresponsive child. there are no signs of trauma. paramedics announced the baby dead at the scene. in fremont, take a look at this violent end to a police chase. a man wanted for burglar crashed into an innocent driver with so much force it actually tore the wheel right off their car. eric thomas is live near walnut avenue and guardino drive. police arrested that guy, right? >> tased and arrested a few yards from where i'm standing, the car landed there and you can see the foliage knocked down. if that's all there was to, it wouldn't have been so bad. someone was badly injured in a
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collision in that intersection. >> the driver got out and fled on fut and officers captured him down there. >> reporter: this suspect was taken into custody but not before he was sent to the hospital. >> i was curious because i kept seeing more and more coming. i thought it was bigger than a crash. >> reporter: the crash marked the end of a mile-long police chase of a suspect wanted for possibly two burglaries, one last night and one today that was interrupted. >> the resident informed our officers that they had just followed a suspect who had been in his apartment complex burglarizing it when he came home. >> reporter: the suspect crashed into this vehicle which was trying to make a left turn on to walnut avenue. the force of the collision threw pieces of the innocent victim's car dozens of feet away like this wheel and the muffler. it left the car the suspect was driving with major front-end damage.
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the car's real owner will soon get the bad news. >> this is a stolen vehicle. it was taken last night during the commission of a residential burglary here in fremont. >> reporter: police say they found what appears to be stolen property in the suspect's vehicle. charges are pending in today's burglary and investigators are looking for more evidence tieing the 21-year-old to last night's burglary. in fremont, eric thomas, abc 7 news. a fremont p.e. teacher faces fel felony charges for having a sexual relationship with a student. police arrested corine audiat. she began the communication with the student earlier this year. they say those conversations grew more inappropriate over time until she allegedly had sex with the student. palo alto police want you to take a close look at a suspect's sketch. a man exposed himself to a woman walking her dog and then drove
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off in the car you see on the left. it happened around 11:20 yesterday morning near oregon expressway. the suspect first stopped next to the victim asking for directions. if he looks familiar to you, call palo alto police. san francisco police have arrested the man they say killed a city worker. jermaine jackson is a public works employee who died on the job yesterday morning. melanie woodrow spoke with the suspect's family and talked about his criminal past. >> reporter: outside san francisco's city hall, flags are at half-staff for public works employee jermaine jackson jr. he was painting over graffiti at 25th and vermont streets when he was shot and killed yesterday morning. jackson was a father of two. >> he was a young man and had a lot to live for. >> reporter: the same day jackson was shot and killed, san francisco along with vallejo police arrested another man and booked him for murder.
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>> it's surprising to me. >> reporter: marie white is the suspect's girlfriend's grandmother. he has a 6-month-old child. >> this just doesn't make sense. i don't understand it. >> reporter: he's had previous run-ins with the law. in 2010, he pleaded guilty and served time for assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon. he attempted to rob an irs agent. in march of 2015, san francisco police arrested meantime, back at this growing memorial for jackson, there were flowers and candles. by phone his family said they are focused on making his funeral arrangements. san francisco police say even though an arrest has been made, they are asking anyone with information to contact them anonymously. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. who's more in danger?
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the coyote roaming a san francisco neighborhood or the people living there? coming up next, how this canine could be killed with kindness. plus, governor brown takes his callings by surprise. tiny birds, tiny goggles. why stanford is putting parents through there's paces. i'm
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this coyote has become a simple of san francisco's bernel heights neighborhood. people are treating her more like a pet than a wild animal. alyssa harrington is live with a story tonight. alyssa? >> reporter: dan, this animal act as lot more like a dog than a coyote. on this alert sign, you can see
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somebody wrote bark next to a picture. this coyote plays fetch. she comes down here to the road and goes up to car windows in search of food. a lot of humans are interacting with her and people who work closely say it's causing a whole lot more harm than good. she's become a neighborhood icon. the coyote regularly spotted at the park. >> she comes out to play early in the morning. >> reporter: neighbors say she seems friendly and tame. >> people are leaving food for her so she's coming down to cars and walking up to people's cars. >> people are killing the coyote with kindness. >> reporter: janet, who runs several websites about co-existing with coyotes, although intentions are good, this attention is bad for the animal. she took these pictures showing the animal playing fetch, walking along the road and chasing cars. she says people are leaving food on the trails and are even feeding her from car windows.
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>> the coyote is very likely to be hit by this car but also feeding it does not allow it to get its -- the nourishment it needs from the food it normally hunts. >> reporter: kessler is concerned it could help a person or a pet. in one video, you hear a dog barking. the coyote playfully runs over, clearly not afraid. signs are posted all over the park urging visitors to never feed a coyote. >> we were beginning to really fall in love with this coyote and we want to protect her. >> reporter: the best way to do that -- >> practice total avoidance. leash your dog. go the other way. >> reporter: keep your distance and allow the animal to stay wild. elissa harrington, abc 7 news. berkeley has its first latino mayor. the mayor was sworn in today and
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he was just 19 when he first arrived as a member of the rent control board. he says creating affordable housing is his top priority. >> i'm really excited that we are now able to helpi helping to construct affordable housing. >> reporter: the city hall was packed for the event. even the new mayor grabbed a couple of shots with his cell phone. governor brown has selected xavier becerra as the next attorney general. he serves as the caucus chairman and he's the highest ranking latino in congress. he would preside over potential legal battles with president-elect trump's administration. that might include issues of climate change, immigration or perhaps health care reform. >> my sense is that the next attorney general with this new political landscape has to be
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prepared to take on these battles and i want to be there to prove to not just our people in california but to our federal government. california knows what it is doing. >> xavier becerra will replace kamala harris. james mattis appears to be trump's next choice for secretary of defense. the official announcement will be next week. the 66-year-old spent 44 years in the corps and led marines in iraq and afghanistan. he's one of the most respected marine generals of his generation. and neighbors of president-elect mike pence say they plan to put up more gay pride flags near his temporary house in washington, d.c. mr. pence has been criticized for some of his policies on gay rights. one neighbor says it's showing disagreement with his thinking. mr. pence will move to the vp
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mansion in january. if you couldn't get tickets to the white house, he's easter egg roll might help. it's called 1600 and a $1 bill whisks visitors into the white house. you can see marine one, the helicopter. the white house says it hopes to engage students and get them interested in how government works. >> now if we could just virtually play with bo, that would be excellent. what you should know about compact washers and driers. >> michael finney has information on that for us. >> these are all over the city now and kind of a lot of good news. you don't have to lug your laundry to a landromat. among the many advantages of the new city apartment, a washer and
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dryer. the apartment can still accommodate this compact washer and dryer. >> it's a huge time saver, i can do it at my own convenience versus working around the time and hours of the laundromat. >> 24 inches wide, 34 inches wide and they can be stacked. the prices aren't smaller but can they perform as well? consumer reports ran cleaning and efficiency tests on all of the compact machines. >> there is noise and vibration levels, a loud washer other dryer may be a deal breaker for some. >> vibration was an issue for many of the compacts. >> when we stack the warmer and drier pairs, vibration didn't change much. in fact, it's one of their drawbacks. but having a washer and dryer in your home may be better than going to a laundromat.
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>> eventless dryers take the moisture instead of venting it outside. this comes handy in an apartment where you don't have access to an outside wall. >> the $2700 set is a very good choice. now, if you have access to a vent or can add a vent, you can opt for the samsung compact washer and dryer set. it retails for $2100. now, i want to hear your consumer questions. i'm going to be at the mountain a and broadway plaza in walnut creek tomorrow from 4:00 to 7:00. bring your consumer questions and concerns. you may have an opportunity to have some live on abc 7 or bring your kid and we'll let them say it live. you can ask the questions on social media. post them with #askfinney. we've had children give us great
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questions. >> i'm sure. >> thanks, michael. >> you work well with kids and animals. you'll have to go and say hi to michael. a few conditions other than a few high clouds. i'll take you back in time since we've closed out nef. eight days of measurable rain, unlike october which was pretty wet. look at november. eight days of rain, we had light rainfall and we're behind for the month of november. it's been drier by over an inch san jose is less than where you need to be. quite a bit less in the bay area. december is one of the wettest months. december, january and february. so you can see here, santa rosa, average rainfall is seven inches. we're hoping we get that, about two inches in san jose and more than that in livermore. a live look post-sunset. beautiful as the high clouds pass through.
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san francisco, oakland, mid-50s. san jose as well, 52 in half moon bay. it was chilly this morning. low to mid-30s. a nice recovery this afternoon with mid-50s to low 60s. a gorgeous view from our south beach camera. low to mid-50s, san francisco to livermore, the only thing that helps out tonight and it's going to be different is the fact that the wind is coming up. over the hills, it's already gusty from our emeryville camera. a beautiful san francisco there. clear and breezy. mild afternoons through sunday and a winter-like chill early next week. hour-by-hour planner, tomorrow it's going to be a brisk start. not only clear but breezy as well. temperatures fall and bright skies at noon to 4:00 p.m. and the temperatures begin to fall at 7:00 p.m. so tonight, 7:00, it's gusting near 30 miles an hour along the coastline. it's the higher terrain that see higher gusts but it's the wind direction out of the northeast that will help to push the temperatures up for your friday.
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it's still going to be breezy friday afternoon going into early afternoon and that's going to allow the temperatures to come up and be a mild day. tomorrow morning, not a mild one. a breezy one and chilly one. upper 30s to 40s with clear conditions. you'll need to dress warmly. now, early next week, i hope you know where your heavy wool scarfs are. it's going to get cold. tuesday morning, temperatures drop near freezing as we head into wednesday. you'll notice there are 33 degrees, 44 degrees inland valleys. so that december chill will be with us in the mornings and afternoons will be cool as well you can see in the seven-day forecast. breezy with afternoon highs mild for december. low to mid-60s around the region and sunshine. here's a look at the seven-day forecast and you'll notice the temperatures in the low to mid-60s not just tomorrow but also on saturday. temperatures come down a touch on sunday with the clouds increasing. the couple of weak systems coming through early next week not going to bring us rain but
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will cause the temperatures to take a nosedive. monday, tuesday, wednesday, you're going to be struggling to get out of the 50s there. it's going to definitely be chilly. not just in the mornings where it's near freezing but in the afternoons as well. and you can track all those temperature changes, dan and kristen, with our abc 7 news app. download it for free. >> okay. >> note to self, wear a jacket. >> and bundle up. >> good luck with that. >> yeah, right? >> thanks, sandhya. which areas have some of the worst drivers in the country? coming up tonight, reaction to president-elect trump's victory tour. his stop at carrier saying he saved hundreds of jobs. parents missing a gun and rush to school. and the great save at the south pole. coming up. and battling climate change. new at 6:00, what's being filtered through these microbubbles? local scientists believe it's a major step towards
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c'mohappy birthday! i survived a heart attack. i'm doing all i can to keep from having another one. and i'm taking brilinta. for people who've been hospitalized for a heart attack. i take brilinta with a baby aspirin. no more than one hundred milligrams as it affects how well it works. brilinta helps keep my platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. brilinta reduced the chance of another heart attack. or dying from one. it worked better than plavix. >>don't stop taking brilinta without talking to your doctor since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death. brilinta may cause bruising or bleeding more easily, or serious, sometimes fatal bleeding. don't take brilinta if you have bleeding, like stomach ulcers, a history of bleeding in the brain, or severe liver problems. tell your doctor about bleeding, new or unexpected shortness of breath,
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any planned surgery, and all medicines you take. >>talk to your doctor about brilinta. i'm doing all i can. that includes brilinta. if you can't afford your medication, astra zeneca may be able to help.
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the u.s. food and drug administration announced today two types of hummus sold at trader joe's are being recalled over a possible listeria contamination. it's the mediterranean hummus and white bean and basil hummus. they have the use by code through and including december 15th. listeria can cause serious and fatal infections in children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. throw out the items or return them to the store immediately. the federal rail authority has shut down a possible holiday train in santa cruz. it runs from the boardwalk and six miles of track needs to be repaired. they expect to have the repairs finished and the train up and running by december 10th.
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a popular low-cost airline is ending its flight from santa rosa to phoenix. a spokesman for allegiant air says there was not enough demand to continue the route from the sonoma county airport. the service began only eight months ago. american airlines will offer daily nonstop service starting in february. allegiant will continue to fly from santa rosa to las vegas. on the ground, some of the worst drivers in the country are right here in the bay area. that's according to online insurance comparison website. it found that california is the second worst state to drive in. that's right behind utah. oakland has the distinction of having the worst drivers of the state followed by sacramento and anaheim. they looked at traffic deaths, speeding and dui to come up
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coming up at 6:00, it was judgment day in a mortgage fraud case. 7 on your side has been following this for three years. tonight, the sentence that's prompted mixed emotions from this man's victims. also, we'll explain how a darling of the ultra conservative movement is causing a stir on two local college campuses. and come along for a ride in the new self-driving car from delfi. that's all coming up in half an hour at 6:00. dan, kristen? >> thanks a lot, ama. see you then. scientists at stanford are using birds to develop flying robots. >> look at the goggles. >> this video provided by the university shows a parrot using special goggles that allow the bird to fly through a laser light without being injured. >> that's right. scientists can study his flight
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pattern and use that information to design flying robots and drones. >> got to put tiny little aviator scarves on them, too. >> that would be cool. first responders in livermore had a close shave today but, don't worry, they are all okay. >> most just lost their mustaches. their family and friends shaved off their mustaches and goatees all to support a fellow firefighter. >> who has been battling cancer. >> i had a full goatee. gone. >> gone. right when i came in. so i think i was the first one to get shaved. >> those who didn't have a mustache to lose just got a haircut at the livermore barber shop.
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world news tonight is coming up next. >> for all of us here, we appreciate your time. we'll see you again at 6:00. >> bye-bye. tonight, breaking news. reaction pouring in at this hour to donald trump's victory tour. his stop at carrier, announcing he saved hundreds of jobs from going to mexico. but just down the road, another factory set to close. critics pouncing. will the president-elect now make the same deal for every company? 7 million in tax incentives. also breaking, the school in lockdown, the parents who discovered guns missing at home. they rushed to the school. the hostage drama. the bank robbery suspect holding 11 people at gunpoint. police moving in. tonight, inside their effort to end the armed standoff. the view from the disaster zone. the death toll now rising. and this evening, the announcement from dolly parton. and the abc ne


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