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>> reporter: rosie wagner is describing her 37 year old son, one of the three men gunned down in fresno tuesday. he leaves behind two children as does 34-year-old zachary ran dalz. suspect muhammad said he targeted ran dalz in the passenger of a pg&e truck because of his race. >> he said he did not like white men and that white people were responsible for keeping the black people down. >> reporter: the third victim 58-year-old david jackson was the last one killed just standing in front of catholic charities. chief jerry says muhammad walked into his shooting spree explaining why he did it. after he saw his picture on tv as a suspect in thursday's murder of the security guard carl williams. >> once he saw he was wanted for murder, he was not going to go down for shooting a security guard for disrespecting him, but that he was going to kill as many white males as possible. >> reporter: they did not want
to speak on camera, muhammad's father said he talked about killing people more than a decade ago. >> kori came to fresno to shoot up a church. i told his parole officer this. and i said to him, if you don't get him help, he's going to carry out. >> reporter: there is one piece of this puzzle still outstanding. this is the memorial that is growing here near catholic charities. this is also where they say the suspect dropped his weapon near a pile of clothing. police today say they have video surveillance that shows that that gun was actually picked up by what appears to be an hispanic man, that the gun was taken away from this area. they are looking for that man. they are making a public plea for him to turn himself in. in fresno, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you. we have breaking news from contra costa county where there is a major b.a.r.t. delay at the walnut creek station because of
a person who is threatening suicide at that location. so, the station is closed right now. trains are being turned around at the lafayette and pleasant hill b.a.r.t. stations. a bus bridge has been set up to get riders between those stations and walnut creek. right now negotiators are trying to talk to the person in distress. the transit agency says riders should expect some lengthy delays all through the evening rush hour. we'll bring you an update as soon as we get more information and reminder you can download the abc 7 news app and enable the push alerts for instant updates on this story. >> an intense search is underway off the coast of marin county after a capsized boat was found near the beach. sky 7 was over the zod iac today. you can see the boat take ong water. the coast guard says it doesn't know how many people if any were on the boat, but they do say they found an ice chest with fresh ice on board. coast guard helicopters, boats and jet skis are searching the water. someone who spotted the vessel reported it to authorities. >> u.c. berkeley's campus republicans say a speech by conservative commentator ann
coulter will go on even though school officials have denied a permit for that event. cal's campus republicans invited coulter to appear on campus next thursday. campus officials and u.c. police claim they found out about coulter's event in a newspaper article instead of from the student gop group. the campus also expressed fears of violence given what happened during recent protests when former breitbart editor milo yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak on campus back in february. that event was also canceled, bus not before there was all kinds of confrontations with police and violence broke out. the eight berkeley police officers who were hurt during saturday's anti- and pro-donald trump protest at civic center park suffered some serious injuries including hearing loss because of illegal explosives thrown at them. this a letter by chief andrew greenwood obtained by abc 7 news. other officers were hurt afternoon being exposed to pepper pray and one also suffered a knee jury. greenwood writes 3 people were
arrested. viewing tips, videos and saying more arrests are imminent. >> the dmv conducted a sting operation in san jose today into drivers using other people's disabled parking placards. eight people were cited. >> this happened one day after the state auditor said the dmv should be doing more stings to crackdown on abuse. abc 7 reporter david louie accompanied the officers at dawn today as a string of violations unfolded. >> reporter: the day didn't start out too well for a young san jose state student named mike when he showed up for class, he parked his car by a curb painted blue. the disabled parking placard was checked by a dmv officer. the placard was registered to mike's father and can't be used by anyone else. so, mic received a citation and the placard was seized. >> i didn't know that my dad had to be present at the time. it was a first -- this is my first offense so -- >> reporter: are you sorry? >> i am sorry. >> reporter: the citation will cost him up to $1,000 and mike is not alone. >> excuse me, i need to see your
placard. i need to see your placard. >> reporter: dmv officers conducted an enforcement operation across downtown san jose today to catch similar offenses. the state has issued 2.4 million disabled parking plas >> we had 270 such enforcements over the last three years. we've issued 2000 citations already. our goal is to get compliance, raise awareness and educate. >> reporter: paula when officers checked her placard verified it was hers. >> she's happy to see the crackdown. >> i think it's important that people aren't taking advantage of the benefits that are given to us. >> reporter: the dmv's enforcement action has already hit a number of california cities including sacramento, los angeles, and san diego now in san jose. it's heading soon to the central valley. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> turning now to the weather, we've got a little bit more rain
coming and we've gotten so much rain this winter into the early spring. in the mountains no surprise, they've gotten a ton of snow this year. >> but according to nasa date a, the snow pack in the tuolumne river basin source of water for san francisco is larger than the four past years of snow combined. the blue is from 2017, 21 times greater than 2015. spencer christian, any more snow this year? >> tlhere is a wimpy storm headd our way, lighter elevations in sierra, but not lake level likely. here is a live look at doppler 7. it is all quiet around the bay. this is a view from emeryville looking at the western sky, northwestern sky. 66 degrees in san francisco now, oakland 678 lg 68, mountain view 70, 69 san jose, gilroy 72, cool 59 in half moon bay. this is opposite, east to southeast from east bay hills camera. 63 in santa rosa, upper 60, in napa, novato, fairfield, concord
and livermore. eureka is producing thunderstorms there and rainfall. as it a ploeches the bay area it will be a bit weaker. ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, continue producing light showers overnight. could get up to a quarter of an inch, most locations will get less than a tenth of an inch. there is no winter weather advisory so it doesn't look like this is going to be a snow maker there. i'll give you a closer look at the approaching storm in a few minutes. alma? >> spencer, thank you so much. a back door route is closing indefinitely, causing a headache for commuters. and cutting off a community from its school and emergency services. the canyon road bridge is closed between constance place and pine hearst road. abc 7 news reporter amy holly field has big concerns for the small community. >> reporter: the u-turn is the new move in moraga and people aren't happy about it. >> this is a disaster, a true pain in the butt for everyone that lives in the area. >> reporter: cann wron road is
closed indefinitely. a land slide is pushing up against an old run down bridge and owe initials are worried it could collapse. >> definitely going to be days, could be months, could be permanent until the bridge -- until the land is stabilized, we can't even think about replacing the bridge which is in the works. >> reporter: the bridge serves a few groups of people. commuters use this cut through to get from morag to oakland. >> not everybody that uses this path is going to now be impacted, impacting everybody else going down to lafayette and n oren da. this is a nightmare. >> reporter: how much time is this going to add to your commute? >> at least 25, 30 minutes, yeah. >> reporter: there are about 100 homes in canyon. those residents are now cut off from the town of moraga and there is a school in canyon with about 70 students. >> this is only eight weeks of school, but still it's a big deal. there are a lot of people that go to the school that come in this way so it's really awful.
>> reporter: to get to canyon or to get out of it people are now going to have to go through oakland and through the tunnel on highway 24. it is going to take much longer. in moraga, amy holly field, abc 7 news. >> a portion of the california coastal trail and half moon bay is closed. at least through saturday as crews tear down a home in danger of falling off a bluff. all ka traz avenue, it happened on bay state beach. the state parks department said the trail will stay closed until the project is completed. >> for years pg&e has been asking people to call before you dig. this year that warning may be even more important. abc 7 news was in san jose's rose garden neighborhood as pg&e workers marked underground gas lines. the utility says people repairing fences and replacing trees are in increased danger of hitting a gas or power line. that's because flooding and mudslides may have washed away topsoil and actually changed the depth of those utility lines. >> electric line might have
originally been put down two or 3 feet. but because you've done some grading or erosion or runoff, the topsoil is now washed away. now those lines can certainly be hgher. >> so, if you're having any work done and you need to dig, call 811 so a utility worker can mark underground lines to avoid any accidental ruptures. >> san jose state on alert, another attack is prompting a new warning from the school. what students are doing to stay safe. >> warriors trail blazers game two tonight. the big question is will kevin durant play. we'll take a look at his injury and hear from his teammates coming up. >> plus the world champion patriots visiting the white house with one glaring absence today. >> and taking a live look at our traffic over the san mateo bridge, moving in both directions a little heavier flow on the left-hand side, that is your traffic
san jose state university police are warning women to be careful as they search for the man who tried to assault a female jogger on campus last night. that suspect described as a black man in his 40s, about 6'3" with a mole on the left side of his face. as abc 7 news reporter matt keller tells us, this incident has some students really worried. >> always walk together in pairs, stuff like that. we're always on our headphones. take those off every once in a while. makes it easier for peopl peopll sneak up on you. >> reporter: police are investigating an attempt battery on a student. they say it happened on east san fernando and seventh street last night at about 7:45. a female jogger was running in the area.
a man tried to grab her. she was able to break-free free and started running east. the victim ran a few hundred yards with the man chasing after her as she tried to get away. the jogger ended up on south tenth street. she ended up jumping into another student's vehicle getting way from her attacker. >> police say the suspect was last seen at the corner of east san fernando and south tenth street. officers searched the area but didn't find him. this comes a week-and-a-half after a man was arrested for allegedly groping five women at san jose state. 32-year-old see czar was spotted on surveillance video and identified by victims. this just reaffirms to some students to be extra careful around campus. >> make sure not to walk around by myself at night just because a bunch of things have happened in the past. and i don't want to be the one to get hurt. >> reporter: police agree with students. walk in groups if you can. and if you see anyone acting suspiciously, call police. in san jose, matt keller, abc 7
news. >> $1.7 million, that's how much u.c. regents have agreed to pay over the next ten years in a sexual harassment settlement. the u.c. berkeley employee claimed a former law school dean hugged, kissed and touched her while she worked as his executive assistant. school officials did nothing about it. he is one of several u.c. berkeley employees since 2015 to face sexual harassment allegations substantiated by the university. well, the warriors host portland tonight in game two of the playoff series and the dubs, they may be without all star forward kevin durant. >> k.d. has a strained calf. it will be a game time decision. steve kerr would rather rest durant tonight make sure he's healthy for a long playoff run. mike shumann is live at the oracle arena. any update on k.d.'s status at this point? >> reporter: well, larry, you and i normally talk to the coaching staff prior to the game and can get some information. the standard line today is, game
time decision for kevin durant. you can see george michael, mcado warming up here. let's show you how he got injured or how he thinks he did. we went back and broke down the film. keep an eye on durant. highlighted on the screen. ten seconds left in the third. he lands and immediately favors his left leg. remember he had a bruised bone. on the other side of the court, he can be seen grabbing at his left calf at the end of the play. then with ten seconds left in the third quarter, he takes a knee that same calf after being tended to by team trainer chelsea lane. durant returning and scoring 8 more points. the dubs hope he'll be able to play tonight. >> we had a tough we learned that we have to do it collectively. no one is going to make up for what kevin does individually. it's impossible. >> hopefully he'll be able to play tonight, but, you know, if he doesn't we've been in this situation and hopefully it's a
short ash sense of him and he'll be back soon. >> we've overcome shortfalls all year, especially when he was out earlier in the year. so, being able to know he's questionable tonight, might play. either way we have to be ready as a team. >> well, i say it's early in the series and i would probably err on the side of caution. steve kerr will speak before the game, but he might not tell us either to make portland wonder. try to get some updates coming up. reporting live in oracle, mike shumann, abc 7 news. guys? >> make sure that he's healthy for a long playoff run for the golden state. want to see the warriors pride, by the way, share your pictures online and add the hashtag #dubs on 7. you might see your pictures on tv or online. president trump out of the super bowl champion with the patriots today. the team's biggest star missed the fanfare at the white house. the super bowl 51 champs gave
the president his very own jersey. the kuft meyer i thing. number 45 signifying mr. trump is america's 45th president. one of the patriots even surprised white house press secretary sean spicer. >> can i just -- >> need some help? [ laughter ] >> i think i got this, but thank you. maybe. >> that was tight end rob. you can barely see him. off camera in the corner. didn't join the briefing but would have made things pretty entertaining i'd say. meanwhile, san mateo native patriots quarterback tom brady skipped the ceremony for, quote, a personal family matter. brady's mother has been battling cancer. now, crowd size for mr. trump here always seems to be an issue. check out the comparison between 2015 and 2017. you can see other players missing as well in addition to tom brady. some patriots declined the president's invitation because they are not big fans of mr. trump. >> all right. well, time to turn to our
weather and more rain on the way. >> yes. but what spencer described it as a wimpy storm. >> it is a wimpy old storm. as a matter of fact, it will start raining late tonight in the north bay. looks like we're not going to get more than about, well, we're not going to get a display here. let me show you what's going on over there. we're going to get light rainfall, but at the moment w d conditions, but the storm moving our way is up to the north around the eureka area right now. it is producing thunderstorms there. we don't expect thunderstorm activity here when the storm arrives late tonight. right now we're looking at mostly blue skies over the bay from our rooftop camera here at abc 7. forecast issues, we'll see showers late tonight and early tomorrow morning as they taper off. then we'll have sunny and mild conditions by afternoon tomorrow and we'll have a series of dry and mild days through the weekend. right now temperatures are on the mild side. mainly mid 6 0s near the coast, upper 60s around the bay and upper 60s to low 70s in inland
areas. tonight we'll see low temperatures rather mild as well. even as showers arrive, probably because of the showers, temperatures won't drop very much. so, lows will generally be in the low to mid 50s going into the early morning hours. the storm ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, storm of light intensity. it will produce light showers, maybe a quarter of an inch. other locations in the bay area, barely up to a tenth of an inch. forecast animation starting this afternoon, right now as a matter of fact, into late night tonight, by 11:00 we'll see the first wave, only through sustained wave as a matter of fact of rain. moving into the north bay. that will swing south ward after midnight and it will be -- we'll see a few trailing showers. it will be breaking up as we get into the morning commute. by 7:00, 8:00 tomorrow morning it should be pretty much over. skies will start to clear out, giving way to sunny conditions by afternoon. and rainfall totals won't amount to much either. let me give you the day planner tomorrow. after the low morning, damp roads, we'll see sunny, sunny,
sunny, all the way through to the evening hours. sun will set at 7:50. we'll see dark, dark, dark under clear skies. wellness weather panel shows tree pollen is low as well as weed pollen, grass pollen, mold spores. good news for allergy sufferers. uv index is high, however. sun screen is advisable. if you have prolonged exposure to the sun. let me back away here giving you the accuweather forecast seven-day forecast. after women at this showers, we'll have sunny skies tomorrow. relatively mild pictures rising into the low 7 0s inland near the bay. we'll see high temperatures up to about 80 on friday. one-day warm up. mild on saturday and sunday although temperatures will drop off a little bit. looks like our next chance of rain is next tuesday. even that doesn't look like a big system right now. >> so, another wimpy storm. nothing but wimpy storms. >> that is all we'll have, wimpy storms from now on. >> thanks, spencer. >> a special honor for a young hero, what this 12-year-old did to help save his uncle's life.
the internet is buzzing over some celebrity baby news. tennis star superstar really serena williams is expecting her first child. she made the announcement on snapchat and the spokesperson confirmed the preg sip. she is posting she is 20 weeks along. williams has been spending a lot of time in san francisco since getting engaged to reddit co-founder alexis owe hanian in january. julia roberts, 26 years after she was the first to grace the cover of people magazine's world's most beautiful issue, she's been named the world's most beautiful woman again for the fifth time. she says she is flattered by the honor. >> well, it is no myth [ inaudible ] unicorn
frapachino. >> it is a new concoction that promises to change flavors and colors. abc 7 news anchor kristen is here with the drink people want try. >> it doesn't have any caffeine, but it is creating quite the buzz on social media. people across the u.s., canada and mexico where it is available for five days only are posting all sorts of pictures with the drink that's pretty and pink. so, we went to nearby starbucks and we actually facebook lived it to check it out for ourselves. >> so, the taste is going to be more sweet or sour? >> it's in between. we're going to put the milk and there is a secret ingredient which is our mango syrup. to make the color we'll use our pink powder. >> check that out. >> i am sprinkling the sugar on top.
it is sweet and sour. >> this is good actually. >> reporter: like it? >> yeah, it tastes like cream a bit. so, you're going to go for other unicorn label foods in the future? >> yeah, why not? you have to try everything at least once in life. >> reporter: why not, right? thanks to those of you who shared your thoughts with us on social media. james roberts posted on my facebook page, reminding me of the sweet tart candy. reggie says it reminds him of the evil teddy bear from toy story 3. surprisingly refreshing, i think, but at 410 calories for the smallest size, i believe it's available for five days only. guys? share with me. >> i talked with the web department people and they tried it and they gave it a thumbs down. too sour and too sweet which is hard to achieve actually. that's the consensus upstairs. take it up with them. it's 4:26 right now.
almost 4:27, but tomorrow at exactly 4:20, thousands of people will be lighting up in golden gate park just ahead a preview of the annual smoke out and what makes this year a little different. >> former nfl star aaron hernandez was found dead in his prison cell. the twist in the case that now makes the convicted murderer an innocent man. >> and the asteroid hurtling toward
>> announcer: now from abc 7, live breaking news. >> and that breaking news is in contra costa county where the walnut creek b.a.r.t. stationery mark haines closed. you see a line of people right there. this is causing big problems for commuters in the east bay. sky 7 is over lafayette park where some riders are getting off to get on a bus bridge. and on the phone with us right now is b.a.r.t. spokesperson taylor huckabee. taylor, what can you tell us now about the delays in the east bay? >> there are major delays for anybody that's traveling on lafayette towards pittsburgh bay point and heading into the city. right now we have a bus bridge in place with nine buses in the bridge and we are looking to add two more shortly. we are also single tracking through walnut creek station which is a recent development. trains are running through the station on one side away from where we have this unstable patron. >> and we are taking a look now
for all of our viewers at home, you are getting a good view of the line of people waiting there. any estimation on how long, even if the situation were to be remedied within the next half hour, how much this could last on this delay for riders tonight? >> we're looking at a half an hour or more. right now if it were to be resolved right now because of cascading delays throughout the rest of the system, hopefully it gets resolved as quickly as possible. our goal is to do that, dee escalate the situation without any loss of life. that is you're big goal right now. we're happy to have trains moving through the area. again, we hope that will help out with some of the crowding at lafayette. we appreciate everybody's patience as we deal with this difficult issue. >> taylor, approximately how many riders do you have in that vicinity typically? we're looking at a huge crowd right now at one of the b.a.r.t. stations in the east bay. i presume all of these people are waiting for the bus bridge. how many patrons does b.a.r.t. have in that vicinity on a typical afternoon? >> well, it's many thousands, and that's the big problem right now because each ten-car train
that comes in, it's around 1500 people. so, we're happy to have trains moving through there again just because we can't have that many people backing up at lafayette station. it is many, many thousands are heading home. >> all right. taylor, thank you for the time and we'll keep people updated on the situation with bart in the east bay as we continue this afternoon on abc 7 news. >> well, last year police made eight arrests crews cleaned up 17,0 17,000 pounds of trash at golden gate park in san francisco. this year they are taking steps to control tomorrow's ian poulter. abc 7 news reporter vic lee is live at the park to take a look at the changes. vic. >> reporter: this is hippy hill in golden gate park. this is where all the buzz is going to be tomorrow. as we pan our camera before the garbage truck gets over, you can see people already staking out the ground, high on that hill right on the grass. this is what it looked like last
year on 4/20, a sea of humanity at golden gate park. 10,000 people, most of them with a buzz, 4:20, the time and day long associated with the marijuana smoking holiday. an organic counter culture smokeout. the day also produced ten tons of trash and numerous arrests. cost to the city last year for clean up and security, $100,000. supervisors president london breed said it is what it is. >> this event, as i said, it's going to happen whether we want the event to happen or not. >> reporter: the city still won't sanction 4:20 tomorrow but it will try to control it. >> there will be no drugs for sale, no unauthorized music, and no permitted concessions, and no alcohol. >> reporter: for the first time the city will partner with merchants mostly from the haight. the group is headed by alex aquino who owns a nearby store. >> we want to keep the beautiful park beautiful.
and upper haight clean and safe. >> reporter: they have raised $100,000 to help defray the city's costs. there will be more port-a-potties, garbage cans, security, improved food stalls, and help with the clean up afterwards. they are paying for this fence around the perimeter with only two entrances to hippy hill. manned by security. >> 4:20 is no event for children. we do not want children at this event. >> reporter: so, how does all this sound to those tripping out tomorrow? >> i think it's okay. it's been really packed and out of control the last few years. >> we've been begging for mort port a potties and garbage cans and all that. >> reporter: well, so, this year the city is experimenting with a different approach. well, as supervisor president london breed said earlier today, 4:20 is going to happen whether city hall likes it or not. so, they might as well get involved by doing something about it. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> and, vic, what about road
closures and detours to accommodate the thousands that are expected to be there tomorrow? >> reporter: well, the city says there will be no road closures tomorrow as there was last year when they closed one direction of kesar drive because of the crest of people. the reason for that is there will only be two entrances to hippy hill tomorrow because of that perimeter fence i was talking about. so, it will be easier to manage crowd control. and, of course, there will be shuttles, we are told, along jfk drive to transport people here to civic center. back to you. >> vic lee, thank you so much. >> massachusetts state police say they have launched an investigation into former nfl star aaron hernandez's death in prison. police say he took his own life in a jail cell earlier today. abc news reporter emily rau has the details. >> the defendant not guilty? guilty of murder in the first degree or guilty of murder in the second degree? >> not guilty. >> reporter: just days after he was found not guilty for the
2012 murder of two men, aaron hernandez used a bed sheet to hang himself in his jail cell. it happened here at a maximum security prison in massachusetts where hernandez was serving a life sentence for murdering his friend oden lloyd, a semi professional football player who was dating his fiance's sister. the prison saying hernandez showed no signs he might try to hurt himself. >> it was a bit of a shocker for me. >> reporter: a sheriff who knew hernandez from another facility surprised to hear of his death. >> always known aaron hernandez to be somebody who was in complete control. >> reporter: hernandez roads to fame as an american tight end playing the university of florida winning the 2009 national championship. he played for the new england patriots from 2010 to 2012. the team cut hernandez in 2013 following his arrest for the lloyd murder. now attorneys for hernandez promising a separate investigation. a state senator pointing to a bigger problem in the state's
prisons. >> massachusetts has among the highest suicide rates for prisoners in correction officers. >> reporter: his former teammates not commenting, spending the day at the white house with president trump. officials haven't found a suicide note. hernandez was in general population officials saying, there was no indication he might hurt himself. emily, rau, abc news, new york. >> hernandez's death makes him an innocent man under massachusetts state law. a convicted criminal is automatically considered innocent if they die like hernandez did without exhausting all of their legal appeals. now, this also means evidence used to convict hernandez cannot be used in any civil lawsuits against his estate. >> america's 45th president george h.w. bush is still in the houston hospital recovering from a mild case of pneumonia. today a family spokesperson said the 92-year-old continues to gain strength and his spirits are high. bush was admitted to to the hospital friday with a persistent cough. doctors diagnosed it as
pneumonia and say it is now treated and resolved but will keep him for observation. bush spent 16 zaz in the hospital for treatment of pneumonia in january. >> a popular airline cutting flights to the u.s. in the wake of the recent visa ban. >> and embattled tv host bill o'reilly is the latest to step down from fox news. what the network is saying today. plus. >> well, this won't take much to clean up. and we were very wrong. >> a ton of trash cleaned up from a north bay river and it all started with one bay area boy. >> i'm spencer christian. here's the view from our east bay hills camera. more clouds on the way, a little rain. i'll have the
astronomers here in california have captured images of an asteroid. this is it right here. it's going to pass right by earth safely we hope and presume. you're looking at video now provided by nasa showing images of the jo 25. takes about five hours for this peanut shaped asteroid to rotate in a circular motion. nasa scientists believe the asteroid will miss the earth, passing bill our planet by more than a million miles. >> we also have a clear look of what winter looks like on mars. nasa's mars rekons sans or bitter captured this image. you are looking at frost formed
in martian goles. they are formed by carbon dioxide. unlike goalies here on earth formed by water. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> doppler 7 shows weather up to our north. up around eureka, south, we have area impacted with thunderstorms moving in our direction. looks like we'll get some rain out of this. probably not thunderstorms. the storm ranks 1 on the impact scale. it will arrive late tonight producing light showers during the overnight and early morning hours. we'll see more locations getting perhaps up to a quarter inch of rain out of the system. most of the bay area will get less than a tenth of an inch. now, this is all precipitation animation plot showing projected rainfall totals from the system by 9:00 tomorrow morning. looks like most locations will have a couple hundreds of an inch, maybe a tenth of an inch in concord. santa rosa 15/100 of an inch. not a lot of rain.
a lot of sunny skies afternoon tomorrow with high temperatures in the low 70s inland and near the bay it will be even warmer on friday with highs up to around 80 degrees inland. it will still be mild over the weekend, mostly sunny skies, not quite so warm as friday, clouds will increase early next week with our next chance of showers next tuesday. and that is also not looking like a very big storm. >> friday looks fantastic. >> can't wait for that. we haven't had a day like that in a long, long time. >> i mentioned, friday, i think the sore throat is really going to kick in. >> we have to call in well. >> not so well. thank you. thanks for helping with my alibi. bill o'reilly is leaving fox news. we'll tell you what's behind the departure announced today and what o'reilly himself is now saying about all this. >> and the truth booth, the speech bubble set up in the bay area that lets people show what truth means to them.
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>> reporter: fox news's biggest star is out. bill o'reilly who has been off the air a week for a scheduled vacation is not coming back. a statement from 21st century fox said, after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and bill o'reilly have agreed that bill o'reilly will not be returning to the fox news channel. the decision comes just weeks after a "the new york times" article reported o'reilly and fox paid nearly $13 million in settlements over claims of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment dating back to 2002. >> he got very hostile very quickly. >> reporter: a former o'reilly guest came forward claiming the host derailed her career after she turned down his advances. and just this week, attorney lisa bloom saying a former fox employee called the company's anonymous tip line, accusing o'reilly of sexual and racial misconduct in 2008, saying he
allegedly leered, grunted and called the african-american woman "hot chocolate" while they were alone. mr. o'reilly said nobody ever calls into our hot line. >> we took him up on it and called into the hot line. >> reporter: the pressure was mounting for the murdochs to take action. there was an advertising revolt with more than 70 companies pulling out of the o'reilly show. and tuesday? >> bill o'reilly has to go. >> reporter: dozens of women protesting outside of fox headquarters calling for o'reilly to be fired. bill o'reilly has responded releasing a statement that says, quote, it is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. of the new accusation, his attorney says there is an orchestrated campaign by activists and lawyers to destroy mr. o'reilly. dani a backus, los angeles. >> the biggest airline in the middle east is cutting flights to the u.s. in the wake of the visa ban. emirates airline blames the drop in the ban starting with trump's
ban on seven majority countries. it will cut flights down to once a day. change starts next month. service to sfo is not affected. >> we have all heard the warnings about distracted driving. there is a new report that says it could be much worse than we thought. distracted driving happens during 600 million trips per day in the united states. that's about 88% of the time that we are behind the wheel. the federal government believes distracted driving is a factor in about 10% of traffic deaths. zen drive expects that number might be higher. >> scary. the bay area finds itself on a dubious list when it comes to the quality of the air we breathe. the american lung association ranked metropolitan areas for air pollution and our region made the top 10 list when it comes to particle pollution. that includes being ranked fourth for year round particle pollution and 6th for unhealthy
days of particle pollution. the lung association included san joaquin county in its bay area study. the stockton area ranks as the most polluted in the region. >> think about this. 2000 pounds of syringes, tv monitors, tires, tennis balls, bottles, cans, all sorts of junk now out of the petaluma river all thanks to a young north bay boy who decided he wanted to make that waterway a little bit cleaner. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard introduces us to a star where you live. >> reporter: d.j. woodbury is only 12 years old but he could be petaluma's youngest environmental hero. it's after school and he's searching for trash. >> number 18. >> reporter: 17 syringes found since he and his dad david started fishing on the petaluma river. those trips slowly morphed into a trek for trash. >> we thought, well, this won't take much to clean up, and we were very wrong. >> the first weekend was quite a haul. so much debris, it filled up
several trash cans. some weird stuff found floating like this tv monitor, and more. >> it was just floating in the weeds. >> reporter: three months later there is a grand total. >> we have collected 2,215 pounds of trash. >> reporter: that's a lot. >> yes, it is. >> reporter: the massive clean up has now become d.j.'s class project at live oak charter school. there are some classmates just don't get it. >> it's kind of gross, why are you doing that? there's dog pop. >> reporter: david, retired marine biologist is very proud. >> maybe this will inspire other people, too, to do the same thing. there's a lot of rivers in the bay area. >> reporter: d.j. has no plans to stop his trash pickup, but can't help feeling alone on his quest. >> it's nice to pickup the trash and there's not many people do it and they don't get motivated because who wants to pickup trash? it's gross. >> reporter: d.j. and his dad will go to next week's city council meeting to talk trash and look for solutions on
keeping this waterway clean. in petaluma, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> wow. it's mazing the impact one young man can have. good kid, great kid. >> a unique touring art exhibit letting people speak from their hearts made a stop in silicon valley today. >> abc 7 news was at king plaza outside city hall where people took turns speaking in the truth booth. this is an inflatable speech bubble where people can go inside and record videos about what the truth is to them. >> when it first opened last year organizers expected to hear a lot of philosophical responses, but instead, received answers they consider to be far more interesting. >> people really used this booth as a way to get something off their chest. people are like, you're going to talk about the housing crisis, you're going to get all this stuff about trump. we never do. it's always personal. >> the truth booth was here for just one day and will soon wrap up a nationwide tour. once it's done organizers will
put together a video featuring thousands of responses. >> a young boy kept his cool, helped save a life with the help of a 911 call. >> yes, she kept me calm. she told me what to do. >> very special honor today for a 12-year-old. >> and a look at what is coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. dan. >> thanks, guys. coming up, concern at a local airport. >> it's a close knit organization. they feel it when something happens. >> at 5:00, the search for a north bay couple last seen on monday believed in the sierra. the deportation of a 23-year-old dreamer, it's becoming a nightmare for other young people just like him. and the changes the navy is ordering to make it easier for women to serve on submarines. some are obvious, others not so much. those stories and more when kristen and i see you for abc 7 news at 5:00.
at 8:00, the goldbergs, 8:30 speechless. 9:00 p.m. blackish. stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> a 12-year-old boy was honored at middle school and the city of san francisco for calling 911 and saving his uncle's life. >> today adrian perez met the dispatcher who helped him. abc reporter lyanne melendez has his story. >> i want you to put one hand on his forehead and the other hand under his chin and tilt his head back, okay? >> reporter: a shy adrian perez heard the march 6, 911 recording as he was being guided over the phone by the dispatcher. seated together they were honored for saving adrian's uncle. >> him being so young and calm, it kind of tripped me out a little bit because talking to young people, they're not calm sometimes. >> reporter: his 34-year-old uncle suffers from diabetes. his blood sugar level had dropped dramatically.
>> the shuger was at 19, i gave him some flood and went up to 70. it went back down and that's when i called. >> reporter: was he awake? >> no. >> he's not awake? >> huh-uh. >> is he breathing? >> barely. >> she was on the line with me until the fire department came in. >> reporter: it was a proud moment for her grandmother, merced, per is. >> figured out what he has to do. >> reporter: for the school it was a chance to teach other students how to handle an emergency. that message was delivered by former oakland raider wide receiver tim brown. >> the more information our children can give a dispatcher can make all the difference in the world. all right? you guys remember that. don't call when the cat is in the tree. >> look at all of this greatness here on this stage. >> reporter: a young hero who says he now wants to be a doctor. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> and by the way, adrian's
uncle has made a full recovery. >> wonder. . thank you for joining us at abc 7 at 4:00. i'm alma daetz. >> i'm larry beil. abc 5:00 starts now. >> still no sign together of a small plane from sonoma county missing since monday. >> also a search at sea, the effort to find a missing boater off the coast of marin county. >> plus what conservative provocateur ann coulter is promising to do after her appearance at cal is cancel. >> live doppler 7 tracking rain right now. we'll have a time line of when you can expect some drops coming up. >> announcer: live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> a potential dangerous situation unfolding right now at the walnut creek b.a.r.t. station at this hour. a man is precariously dangling off the side of the station platform as you can see there, threatening to jump and this is having an impact on the commute. good afternoon, i'm kristen sze. >> i'm dan ashley. this suicide attempt is happening as we get to the
height of the afternoon rush hour. kmurters are told to expect delays up to half an hour. >> right now sky 7 is live over the lafayette b.a.r.t. station where we're seeing a huge crowd of commuters waiting for shuttle buses or other rides in order to get around the mess that is taking place at walnut creek. >> that's right. joining us now on the phone is b.a.r.t. spokesperson taylor huckabee. hi, taylor, can you hear us? >> yes, i can. >> thanks for coming on. we appreciate it. give us a quick update what b.a.r.t. is trying to do to move people around. >> we started off with five buses between lafayette between pleasant hill and contra costa center. walnut creek is closed. we sent 11 buses running between the two stations. we are also running select trains on the side of the track opposite where the unstable patron is. >> so, system wide, how long is the delay right now due to the situation? >> there are delays between half an hour and 45 minutes. on the pittsburgh bay point line this is cause something residual delays elsewhere in the system but rig n