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glamorous life? >> that. >> what's not good morning, america. march for our lives. the teenage survivors of the florida school shooting, now planning to fight. demanding the president take action. as he faces new fallout for criticizing the fbi over the shooting. blaming the agency for missing the warning signs because they were focused on russia. monster living under our roof. the family that took in the gunman, nikolas cruz, here live. telling their story. why they let him into their home. the guns he brought with him. and what they knew about his behavior. as new video surfaces, allegedly showing cruz in a fight. now, the family's first tv interview, only on "gma" this morning. cruise ship chaos. a violent brawl caught on camera. one family accused of starting the whole thing. security jumping in.
punching and kicking. what started it all? ♪ through the night and fergie. ♪ that our flag was still there oh ♪ >> at the nba all-star game. fergie's performance trending all night. the reaction on the court and online. >> let's play some basketball! whoo, we do say good morning, america. it's great to have cecilia vega in for george. you can't take his pen, even though it has his name on it. >> sorry, george. if it's not here, it says anchor extraordinaire. i might just sneak it away. here for all your presidential tweeting needs this morning. you let me know. we're going to start with those teenage students calling for change after the school shooting, rallying all weekend. and now promising a march on
washington for gun control. the president feeling the pressure. and our chief white house correspondent jon karl has the latest joining us from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the president had praised law enforcement for its response to the parkland shooting. but over the weekend, he unleashed a stunning new allegation, suggesting that the fbi failed to stop the shooter because it was too busy with the russia investigation. just days after he visited victims of the shooting, the president tweeted over the weekend -- very sad that the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter. this is not acceptable. they are spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion. president trump's tweet linking one of the worst school shootings in american history with the russian investigation overseen by his justice department drew sharp criticism. including from republicans. >> the president should be staying out of law enforcement business. >> reporter: arizona congressman ruben gallego blasted the
president on twitter. children are being buried today. could you please act presidential at least on their behalf? you really have no shame. the president is apparently fixated on friday's indictment of 13 russians behind an alleged scheme to meddle in american politics starting in 2014. he even went after his own national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster. after he said that evidence of russian hacking was, quote, incontrovertible. the president tweeting, general mcmaster forgot to say the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the russians. he later tweeted again, if it was the goal of the russians to create discord, disruption, and chaos in the u.s., then with all the committee hearings, investigations, and party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. they are laughing their expletives off in moscow. get smart america. the president also took aim at
oprah winfrey, after she appeared on "60 minutes" talking to michigan voters. the president tweeting, just watched a very insecure oprah winfrey who, at one point, i knew very well, interview a panel of people on "60 minutes." the questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. hope oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated, just like all the others. the white house says the president will focus on the parkland shooting with several events here at the white house this week, including what officials are calling a listening session with high school students and teachers on wednesday. robin? >> jon, is there any indication at all that the president could change his stance concerning gun control laws? >> reporter: well, we'll see. we know that officials have told us the president said we need to quote do something in response to this shooting. "the washington post" reported the president was actually surveying people in mar-a-lago over the weekend, asking whether or not he should change his
stance on gun control. but robin, since the shooting, the president has barely uttered the word gun or guns at all. >> yeah, and much less gun control. we haven't heard that from him. thank you very much. cecilia, you spend a lot of time in that briefing room at the white house. what do you think? >> well, this one seems different from the resounding call for change from the kids in florida. we haven't heard the president say it's too soon to talk about gun control as he has before. but i gotta say, you know, this is a republican-controlled congress. it doesn't feel like there's momentum to make a big change right now on capitol hill. >> those kids are not going away. >> they have a loud call there. as we saw, the teen survivors of the florida school shooting are demanding change and calling for action on gun control. announcing a march on washington next month, called a march for our lives. abc's adrienne bankert is in parkland with more. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning to you, too, cecilia.
yes, they are some of the best and brightest here in parkland. and after facing tragedy, losing friends and teachers, they have become the faces of this new movement. using their heartache and taking action. still recovering. broward county sheriff scott israel came to the bedside of an injured teen. being hailed a hero this morning. 15-year-old anthony borges shot four times while trying to lock a classroom door. placing his body between the bullets and his classmates who all survived uninjured. as those who witnessed the violence are still reeling. this morning, the students at marjory stoneman douglas high are demanding their voices be heard. >> my innocence. our innocence has been taken from us. >> reporter: speaking at gun control rallies on saturday and sunday, sparking the movement, never again. >> adults have failed us, honestly, and kids are dying because of it. change needs to happen so no more lives are lost.
>> reporter: this morning, they say gun reform must become a reality. >> we are going to be the kids that you read about in textbooks. not because we're going to be another statistic about mass shootings in america. we're going to change the law. >> reporter: on tuesday, students meet with state lawmakers in tallahassee. and from there, prepare for rallies this week in parkland, florida, and across the country next month, including a march on washington. >> people are saying that it's not time to talk about gun control. and, we can respect that. here's the time. march 24th, in every single city. we're going to be marching together as students, begging for our lives. >> reporter: and you know, just like this memorial behind us, the never again organizers are hoping to send message that will not be ignored. they're asking for global support. michael? >> thank you, adrienne. and we're also learning more about the missed warning signs.
including a new video, first obtained by wplg, allegedly showing cruz in a fight at school in 2016. abc's victor oquendo is in park job -- parkland with new details. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, michael. we're getting a much closer look at the alleged shooter. in that video, first obtained by affiliate wplg. take a look. it shows nikolas cruz in an all-out fight with classmates. that is apparently cruz in the white shirt. the big question many are asking this morning is how did he slip through the cracks when there were so many red flags? from the dozen-plus times police were called to his home, to the florida department of children investigation. after cruz filmed a video cutting himself on snapchat. the reports there said he suffered from depression and wanted to by a weapon but in the end, they found no science of neglect and ended the investigation. the fbi admitted they got a detailed warning about him before the shooting. but that information was not
passed on to the appropriate agents. he's being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and is now being held without bond. he's invoked his right to remain silent. being held in solitary confinement and on suicide watch. michael. >> victor, is there any word on when the school will reopen? >> reporter: michael, as of right now, the school is closed through at least wednesday. officials now saying that the building where most of the carnage took place may eventually be torn down. michael? >> thank you so much, victor. in our next half hour, we'll speak to the parents who took cruz in after his mother died. that's right here only on "gma." robin. now to that deadly flu epidemic. the cdc out with a new update saying at least 84 children have died from the virus this season. it's now widespread across most states. and abc's linsey davis is here with that latest information. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that new report from the cdc says 22 children died across the country from the flu in just the last week. the most since the epidemic began in the fall. overnight, the superintendent of
schools in elizabeth, new jersey, announced a child diagnosed with influenza passed away. if confirmed by health officials, it would mark the third flu death of a child in new jersey this year. but according to the cdc, there could be hope on the horizon. the percentage of doctor visits for the flu has leveled off over the last week. the fact that that number didn't increase is seen as a hopeful sign that we could be looking at the end of the flu season. robin? >> wael take it, any hope. thank you. now to a new winter storm warning. 24 states from california to vermont facing alerts this morning for flooding, ice, and heavy snow. one town in west virginia, completely under water. rob marciano is tracking the whole thing for us. hey, rob. >> the ohio river over its banks in mason, west virginia. downtown flooded. pomeroy, ohio, the highest river level since 2004. the cold side of this, rapid city, back through cheyenne, winter storm watches.
salt lake city, down to santa fe and the warm side of this, will be a lot of rain coming your way in chicago, detroit, cincinnati, as well. two waves of it coming through. late wednesday, we get clear skies. rain, three to five inches. that's going to be enough to flood all the way back down through dallas. out ahead of this, very warm for the east. near record-breaking temperatures. we'll talk more about that in just a few minutes. michael? >> thank you, rob. we're going to shift gears now to the olympic winter games. team usa hoping to grab more medals tonight. three ice skating pairs are in striking distance. and the women's hockey team, they won their big semifinal match overnight. 5-0. yes, they did. they're going for the gold. amy is in south korea with all the action. good morning, amy. >> that's right. mm-hmm is right. good morning to you, michael and cecilia, as well. the u.s. women's hockey team, yes, now looking to win their second gold medal after shutting out finland in the semifinals, 5-0.
they'll face either the olympic athletes from russia or canada. fyi, canada has won the last four olympic titles. one tradition the women's team continued to do despite officials asking them not to, shaking hands. officials are urging hockey players to fist-bump instead to slow the spread of the norovirus. the athletes say it's worth the risk to uphold the post game ritual. to each their own guys. team usa is looking strong. in ice dancing competition. the battle to the podium for ice dancing includes three american couples. skating their way straight into the finals leading in third place for the americans, zachary donahue and madison hubbell. then in fourth the shibutani sibs, alex and maia shibutani. and then rounding it out for team usa, evan bates and madison chock. the couples perform again to see who will take home a medal. also on the ice, a wardrobe malfunction. french ice dancer gabriella papadakis' costume becoming
unhooked during her performance. she calls it her worst nightmare but she says she's still proud of her performance. and a heart-stopping crash on bobsled. the german team losing control just as they crossed the finish line. they still managed to take the top spot by less than a second over canada. michael, i'll send it back to you. >> oh, amy. i saw "cool runnings" the other day. that happened to them, too. that crash like that. amy, there's a doping scandal that's unfolding in pyeongchang. >> there certainly is. the russian curling medalist, alexander krushelnitskiy is being investigated for doping. he won bronze in the mixed double event and they say a failed doping test by a russian athlete could keep the country's team from being reinstated and from marching under the national flag. in the meantime, let's take a look at the medal count. team usa is in sixth place overall with ten total medals.
five of them gold. norway, crushing it. they're in first place with 28 medals. nine of them gold. michael, guys, back to you. >> thank you so much, amy. you're not going anywhere because we have much more with you coming up. >> we're looking forward to that. we're going to turn now to lebron james' battle off the court. king james, a war of words with a conservative talk show host who told him to shut up and dribble instead of weighing in on politics. lebron had something to say at the all-star game and t.j. holmes has more. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning robin. lebron has never been shy about giving his opinion. the fox host is questioning whether or not he's qualified to have one. >> here's lebron! >> reporter: lebron james was at the center of the nba and political worlds this weekend. >> taking flight here. >> reporter: competing in the nba all-star game, while also going head to head with fox news' laura ingraham who, on her show, told james to shut up. >> must they run their mouths
like that? unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take the ignorant comments seriously. so keep the political commentary to yourself. or as someone once said, shut up and dribble. >> reporter: ingraham was responding to comments james made in a recent interview about president trump. >> the number one job in america, the point of person who is someone who doesn't understand the people. and really don't give a [ bleep ] about the people. >> reporter: ingraham's "shut up and dribble" comment met rebukes from a number of pro athletes and a number of people online claimed her comments were racist after she called james unintelligible and ungrammatical. >> this is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the nba. >> we will definitely not shut up and dribble. i will definitely not do that. >> reporter: he was also asked about ingraham's comments at an all-star media session in l.a. seeming to appreciate the attention. >> i get to sit up here and talk about social injustice, equality, and why a woman on a
certain network decided to tell me to shut up and dribble. so, thank you, whatever her name is. >> reporter: on her show, ingraham addressed the controversy and insisted race had nothing to do with her criticism. fox news released this statement saying, if pro athletes and entertainers want to freelance as political pundits, then they should not be surprised when they're called out for insulting politicians. there was no racial intent in my remarks. muhammad ali, john carlos. tommy smith, althea gibson. you can keep going. jackie robinson. a longstanding tradition. he said, i am more than an athlete. that was his first response to it. >> one of the most charitable professional athletes there is in the country. >> and a savvy businessman, as well. >> lebron has brought a lot of attention to it. more people will listen. thank you so much t.j. lebron james, he let his play do the talking at the all-star game last night, leading his team to victory. and of course, the man took home his third mvp award from the all-star game. >> but, but, but -- >> but, robin, it is fergie's
let's play some basketball! >> let's play some basketball! you go, fergie! >> let's play some basketball. >> is that the first time you were hearing it? >> that's the first time i'm hearing it. patriotism sounds different every time. >> as charles barkley said, i think i need a cigarette after that. let's go over to rob now. >> that rendition of the national anthem has cut my time for weather. i want to show you this picture. from robin roberts. maybe later in the program. right now it's time for your select cities by liberty mutual. good morning.
i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. on this presidents' day, it's partly cloudy with some scattered rain and snow showers possible. clearing tonight, freezing cold everywhere but san francisco. and we'll do this a couple of more times before the week's over. here's a look at today's temperatures. about 50 to 55 degrees. some 40s way up near ukiah. tonight, look at all the 20s inland. look at the freezing temperatures in palo alto and fremont, also. my accuweather seven-day coming up, the family who took in suspected florida shooter nikolas cruz here live. what was he like in their home? did they miss any warning signs? that's coming up this morning only on "gma." and caught on camera, the violent brawl on a carnival cruise ship. a family kicked off. so what sparked the fight? cruise ship. a family kicked off. so what sparked the fight?
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>> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> good morning. cold air is here and even colder air is on the way. look at this 30. feels like 26 in napa. a little bit of a windchill. we did have some showers, even some snow showers move through the mountains, they didn't leave much behind. there's a chance as we head throughout the next, say, 12 hours or so, of them redeveloping in a very scattered nature. otherwise, all of us, except for san francisco, need to worry about freezing cold temperatures from midnight through 9:00 tomorrow morning. jess? >> mike, thank you. we'll have another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes and
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alerts for flooding, snow, and ice. >> looking forward to some of that warm weather. and the super bowl of stock car racing. the daytona 500, full of crashes. danica patrick's career came to an end. she was spun out. she'll drive the indy 500 in may for her final race. that checkered flag went to austin dillon, driving the iconic number 3 car that dale earnhardt drove for most of his career. let's over to michael. >> thank you, robin. we begin with the family who took in nikolas cruz, the 19-year-old who police say killed 17 people in the horrific shooting last week. cruz had been living with the sneads since thanksgiving. after his adoptive mother died of pneumonia. the sneads' son was cruz's friend. i want to thank you for joining us. james and kimberly snead and their lawyer, jim lewis. how are you holding up?
>> it's a roller coaster of emotions. >> absolutely. >> um -- you know, it's -- still tough. we're still very -- grieving. >> feeling for the families it's affecting. >> and you opened your home to cruz for nearly three months. >> yes, sir. >> you tried to get him counseling. what was he like in your home? >> nothing that they portray on television or in the media. >> everything everybody seems to know, we didn't know. we had rules. and, um, he followed every rule to the "t." >> and before he moved into your home, how well did you know him? >> i had met him a couple of times before. he had spent the night at the house. he was very polite. he seemed normal. >> and kimberly, can you take us back to that day? was there anything unusual before that day? >> no, not at all. the only thing that was maybe different was that he didn't go to school. he usually drives him to school. he didn't go that morning.
it sometimes happens. >> he said he didn't go to school on valentine's day. >> okay. >> but when did you realize what he had done? >> um -- after the s.w.a.t. team called me. and asked where -- if i knew where my son nikolas was. i said, he's not my son. but i don't know where he's at. and at that point, i got in touch with my son who was fleeing the scene at that point. and a description came out and we put two and two together. me and my son. and we figured out what was happening. >> and what was going through your mind when this happened? did you both find out at the same time? >> no. she was home sleeping. and at that point, i was panic-stricken for her safety. i called the s.w.a.t. officer back to get the police back to my home to check on her. >> and after all this happened, at one point, you did get a chance to see nikolas. what did you say to him? did he speak back? did he say anything back? >> it was at the police station. they were going past us. and i basically, i went after
him. i really wanted to strangle him more than anything. and i just -- i mean, i wanted to say -- i tried to reserve myself. i said, really, nik? really? yelling at him. he mumbled something. but i didn't hear. he said he was sorry. >> he said he was sorry. >> but, i didn't hear that. i was furious. heartbroken. devastated. i still can't process what he's done, because this wasn't the person that we knew. not at all. >> and he was friends with your son. >> yes, sir. >> how is your son holding up? >> he's angry. he's angry. he's betrayed. he's -- you know, he's upset. >> furious. >> he was that school, too, and he had friends at that school. >> he was at school that day. nikolas texted your son. >> yes, sir. >> what were those texts like? >> he told my son he was going to the movies. and he said he had something to tell him. and my son pressed him, what is it?
what is it? and he goes, nothing bad, bro. and that was it. he said he was going to the movies. the last text my son got was, um -- yo, and that was it. that was about 2:18, i believe. >> do you have any idea why he texted your son? >> no idea. no idea. >> mr. lewis, thank you for joining us. what is the latest with the fbi investigation? >> we're cooperating. these folks opened up their house to the fbi. these folks have cooperated in every way. these are good people who are trying to do the right thing. they took this young man and got him into another school. they -- got him a job. they brought him into their home and tried to show him love. the young man, nik, indicated he was very happy in this home. and now, like they say, no good deed goes unpunished. >> are you worried about legal
repercussions with the family? >> if they get sued, if somebody tries to find fault with them, this young man, their own son. he's part of this community. these are his friends. he wants to get back to the school. they want to go back to their lives. they want people to know, because nik was at their house, they want to tell people everything that they know, including the fbi and all law enforcement. they have cooperated from day one. >> there have been so many reports about nikolas' alleged social media use about guns and killing small animals. did you know anything about that? >> no, we knew he had one instagram account. that my son had. i guess that would be the normal one. these other instagram accoun accounaccounts we had no idea about. my son had no idea about. as far as the animal killings, he didn't do anything like that at our house. we have animals. he loved our animals. our animals loved him. >> you were aware he had weapons? >> absolutely.
>> where were they kept? >> before he moved in, one of the stipulations was he had to get a gun safe. we got one on the way to move his stuff to our house. >> he didn't have free access this gun, sir? >> no, i thought i had the only key. >> and had he ever asked you beforehand to use a gun, to take it out of the safe? >> he asked twice. once, i said yes, because he wanted to clean it. and i don't know which gun he wanted to clean. i said okay. the other time he asked, i said no, it wasn't a good time. >> why did you tell him no? >> i don't know what the situation was in the house. it wasn't a good time. i don't know if we were leaving or sitting down to eat. it wasn't a good time. >> judging from any past interaction with him, it seemed like you had no problem with him having a weapon? >> no, not at all. he followed the rules. >> he followed the rules. >> he followed the rules. >> they were not allowed to be out if we were not home. if one of us wasn't home. he knew that. to our knowledge, he never had them out. as far as the animals goes, i'm
very much an animal person. there is no way i would let anybody in my house if i thought he was torturing animals at all. if we had known anything about the instagram accounts. i don't know how to use instagram. i'm old school. if we knew anything about that, he wouldn't be in our home. >> and do you have a message for the families who have lost children and -- loved ones in the tragedy? >> nothing i can say will heal them. we hurt for them. deeply. >> very much so. we were -- devastated. and, i can't imagine the pain that they must be feeling. like he said, nothing that we can say is going to be any kind of help. but -- we're very sorry that, you know, they had this experience. and -- it never should have happened. again, if we had known any of the things that we're hearing,
we're learning a lot about all of this just the same as everybody else. you know, and we feel betrayed, as well, and just shocked. it's just -- it's crushed everybody's world in our community. >> i'm sure it's very overwhelming for you. do you plan on seeing nikolas? >> not at this time. >> no. >> thank you so much. james and kimberly. thank you for joining me. mr. lewis, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, sir. we'll be right back. us. >> thank you, sir. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ (vo) you can pass down a subaru forester. but you get to keep the memories. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. (avo) get 0% apr financing on all new 2018 subaru forester models. now through february 28th.
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ship chaos. nearly two dozen members of the same family kicked off a carnival cruise after a wild brawl. with security guards. abc's gio benitez joins us now. >> reporter: robin, reports say it was near anarchy aboard this cruise ship. what may have started it all? someone stepping on someone else's flip-flop. from that moment on, a nightmare of a vacation. hardly the images you would expect from a ten-day cruise around the south pacific. what passengers say happened aboard the carnival "legend." a series of brawls. >> it took to the last night to ruin everyone's trip, ruin my honeymoon. so, you know, it was terrible. >> reporter: the man in the blue pins down the man in orange shorts. security quickly encircles the pair. starts kicking. a woman throws herself on top.
as the kicking and screaming continues. at another point, this security guard balls his fist, drawing back his arm, as he's about to punch a woman in the face before stopping at the last minute. a cruise worker then tries to swat away the camera from the person filming. according to carnival, it was a large family of about two dozen that seemed intent on provoking fights. but some passengers blaming security for failing to contain the escalating violence after repeated complaints. even children watching as the adults tussle. >> quite squared at the time. feeling quite threatened. >> reporter: police were called to meet the ship a day before it returned home. the family forced to disembark while passengers watched. carnival cruise told abc news in a statement, our security team responded in several instances to extremely unruly behavior by these guests. the actions seen on the video by our security team are not in line with our carnival values and policies. we are conducting a full
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>> the fresh tomato. and -- >> certified. >> the fans are so excited. >> the fans are my favorite part. we're getting videos on social media. people are showing up with musical instruments. they're dressed in these beautiful outfits. we have seen people reenacting the fight scenes. this is my favorite one. full-blown choreographed dance coming out of the movie. that's how excited they were. >> oh, man. >> they're -- >> that's not the movie? >> no, just the fans. >> we'll be back. wow.
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>> announcer: good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> and good morning to you. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. it's pretty cold out there. let's check in with mike nicco. >> yes, and it's going to get colder, jessica. hi, everybody. we still have temperatures around freezing in napa at 32 to about 45 in half moon bay. 44 in san jose. we'll top out in the low to mid-50s below average, but those breezes will feel about 5 to 6 degrees cooler than that. all right, tonight and for the next couple of nights, freezing cold. so protect the pets, plants, and pipes. sue? >> all right, so we are headed out to the tracy area once again. we had this earlier sig alert with a car over an embankment. it was a truck over an embankment that had the transition from the southbound 5 to eastbound 580 closed. better news now, all lanes have been reopened and sig alert has been lifted. another news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com.
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the teenage survivors of that florida school shooting now planning to fight. announcing a march on washington. demanding change. calling for action on gun control. and sparking a movement called never again. the hidden dangers from your furnace. a warning this morning about carbon monoxide in homes during the winter months. the simple test to tell you if your family is at risk. the one thing that could save your life. kate middleton sparking reaction at the british oscars for what she did not wear. as the stars bring time's up to britain, standing in solidarity. the big winners of the night. as we count down to the academy awards. who are the top contenders for oscar gold? rising star.
the young american figure skater who missed the medal but made olympic history with his incredible jump. vincent zhou talking about his rivalry with fellow american nathan chen. and why he says his time is now. and the cast of "andi mack" is live in times square. and they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america! once again, we say good morning, america. great to have cecilia vega here with us. everyone is so excited. >> it's a holiday. >> yes. >> exciting. >> that's why the president of abc news was here. presidents' day. oh. also here, laurie metcalf. she's going for oscar gold with her role in "lady bird." she has a tony. she's a multiemmy-winner. who knows? >> amazing. that one i did see.
of course, we're so excited for the "roseanne" reboot. we'll see what it was like to be on that set 20 years ago. first, the students calling for major changes after the florida school shooting. back to adrienne bankert. these students are taking their cause to washington. >> reporter: that's correct. in fact, just daying after the tragedy these students are using their heart ache to fuel this movement that, as you mentioned, is going all the way to the nation's capital. they have named their campaign never again. after the shock of losing 17 lives on their campus. this tuesday, tomorrow, 100 of those students plan to meet with state lawmakers in tallahassee. they've been preparing for rallies this week in parkland, florida, and across the country next month, including a march on washington. they have titled it a march for our lives. this has affected a lot of lives. including the family who took in nikolas cruz, the suspected high school gunman into their home. michael, you spoke with them earlier today.
listen in. >> you were aware he had weapons? >> absolutely. >> where were they kept? >> we, before he moved in, one of the stipulations was he had to get a gun safe. and we got a gun safe on the way back from lantana from moving his stuff to our house. >> he didn't have free access? >> no, no, i thought i had the only key to the gun safe. >> and had he ever asked you beforehand to use a gun? take it out of the safe? >> he asked twice. once i said yes, because he wanted to clean it. i don't know which gun. he said he wanted to clean a gun. i said okay. another time he asked, i said no, it wasn't a good time. >> judging from any past interaction, it seemed you had no problem with him having a weapon. >> no, not at all. he followed the rules. >> reporter: and the center of the movement with the students is how a person like nikolas cruz, with a history of problems that have been documented with social service as well as law enforcement, was able to get his
hands on the gun and bring it to this campus. like the sneads, many in the community feel helpless. that has moved this group of young people to take action. they'll be having another walkout that they're asking the entire nation to participate in at campuses across the country, a walkout on march 14th. the one-month anniversary of the shooting. michael? >> thank you, adrienne. they say, never again. cecilia? >> some inspiring stories down there. thanks guys. now let's get to the president's weekend of nearly nonstop tweets. one of them accusing the fbi of failing to stop the florida shooter because the agency was too busy investigating russia. back to jon karl at the white house. that tweet sparking a lot of backlash this morning. >> reporter: it sure has. this is the tweet that the president made that allegation in. very sad that the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter. it is not acceptable. they are spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump
campaign, there is no collusion. that tweet has drawn sharp criticism from republicans, and from democrats, including congressman ruben gallego who responded with this tweet. children are being buried today. could you please act presidential, at least on their behalf. you really have no shame. the white house says the president will turn the focus back on the parkland shooting with several events here at the white house this week. including what they're calling a listening session to be held on wednesday. with high school students and teachers talking about this issue. cecilia? >> jon, thanks. it will be a busy week in washington. now to an update on the car that has captured the world's imagination. that red tesla on the ultimate road trip. going to mars. it was launched in the spacex falcon heavy with the dummy astronaut starman at the wheel. this new video captured by an astrophotographer.
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[ cheers and applause ] wonderful audience we have here with us. >> yeah. >> on this presidents' day. and diane macedo, you're here filling in for lara with "pop news." >> i am. let's do it. we're going to start things off today with emma watson stepping up big time for the uk's time's up movement. donating over $1.4 million to the uk justice and equality fund. wow, indeed. the "beauty and the beast" star joined emma thompson, keira knightley, saoirse rona,n and others. in calling for an end to sexual misconduct in the workplace.
many wore black at the baftas last night. watson couldn't attend but posted this to instagram. >> this is about women standing shoulder to shoulder. women and men, across all workplaces. because we know this is happening everywhere. >> her big passion is to see the movement go global. she's putting her money where her mouth is. >> she sure is. >> she sure is. $1.4 million. to oscar-winner sally field, playing matchmaker at the olympics. while watching the winter games the actress and her 30-year-old son were talking about his crush on adam rippon. when sally tweeted, he's insanely pretty. find a way. but a good mon never stops there, does she? she shared the message with her 64,000 twitter followers. she tagged the skater's twitter handle to make sure he would see the message. her son just responded, yikes. >> yikes, mom. >> still waiting to hear from adam. guessing he's a little bit busy. we'll give him a pass.
michael b. jordan, who plays the villain in "black panther." pulled a fast one on opening night sneaking in to watch his own movie with unsuspecting fans. he said everyone in the audience was laughing and talking to the screen. he said, playing a bad guy was something i didn't do before. anxious to see if it worked. i can tell you, it worked really, really well. this is my favorite of the day. talking about sneaking into "black panther." check this one out. how is this for a costume. this is how some fans tried to score a 2 for 1 deal. a big trench coat. they said the manager wasn't having it. i think they deserved it though for creativity points. >> creativity there. >> i would have given them the tickets anyway. >> thank you, diane. >> thank you. now to the "gma" cover story. more on the baftas, known as the
british oscars. "three billboards" winning big. kate middleton getting attention. for her outfit on the red carpet and eva pilgrim has more. >> kate showing off her growing baby bunt. let's be real for a second. she's very pregnant. the last thing she wants is a bunch of not pregnant people judging the way she looks. that's exactly what happened. this morning, kate middleton making headlines at the british academy of film and television awards, the baftas, not for what she wore, but for what she didn't wear. amidst a planned blackout in support of the time's up movement, most wore black in solidarity with victims of abuse. kate middleton walking the red carpet in a dark green jenny packham dress, not in black. it's against royal protocol to make political statements. kate catching heat on twitter. one person saying it's not a political thing. it's a woman thing. >> the royal family are always sending secret signals in what
they're wearing. copying her mother-in-law on some levels. >> reporter: royals watcher imogene webber said the duchess may have been sending a secret signal. >> she was wearing green, the color of hope for the suffragette movement in the uk. she was wearing emralds which is a sign of feminine empowerment. >> the duchess not the only one not wearing black. frances mcdormand wearing a red, pink, and black dress. >> i have a little trouble with compliance. [ laughter ] [ applause ] but i want you to know that i stand in full solidarity tonight with my sisters in black. >> reporter: and "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri" took home three big awards. outstanding british film and
best supporting actor as well. other winners on the night, gary oldman, best actor for his portrayal of winston churchill in "darkest hour." and allison janney for best supporting actress for "i, tonya." so how accurate of a predictor are they? they have matched 8 of the 16 best picture oscars. they missed on the last three top academy award winners in a row. so basically? we don't know. >> do we know if you're wearing green for kate? >> i dug into my dry cleaning. we'll say i'm wearing green for kate. why not? >> it looks good. it looks good. we want to turn to a hidden danger that could be lurking in your home. at least nine people have died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. gio benitez is back with how you can help your family from this silent killer. >> reporter: an average of 150 deaths are reported every year. most of that is gas seeping into homes from faulty heating equipment. what makes it so dangerous and deadly? it's silent.
colorless. odorless. only one way to know for sure if it's creeping into your home. we're in teaneck, new jersey, going door to door with the local fire department and pse & g energy company. making sure homes are safe and equipped. with the one thing that could save your life if carbon monoxide leaks into your home. >> an operable carbon monoxide detector. that's the only thing. >> reporter: all right. let's go. once inside, we make sure homeowners have the detectors and that they're working properly. >> it's working. >> reporter: wanda has one in the wall. when the fire chief tests it, it doesn't work. the detectors should be tested once a week. the install dates should not be older than seven to ten years. we look for a date on wanda's and can't find one. >> let's great rid of it. >> reporter: giving her two brand-new ones. one for each level of her home. down in cindy's
basement, steve from the energy company shows us the source of many c.o. leaks. appliances that burn fuel like the furnace, boiler or hot water heater. what we find. cracks in the concrete and two holes covered up with worn-out duct tape. these could be a potential danger? >> this is where carbon monoxide could easily spill out. we seal them up on the spot. >> reporter: do you know how often you get this inspected? >> never. >> reporter: now you will. >> now we will. >> reporter: we found a home that had no issues. to show you some things you can do yourself. he says one way the deadly gas can pump into your home, blocked chimneys. >> the flue gas is going up and out the chimney. what happens is potentially it can go back into the living space and then if you don't have your c.o. detectors, you have a problem. >> reporter: to check for blockages a simple match test. a flame pulling toward the flue, the opening in
the chimney is a sign it's clear of blockage. when you blow out the match, the smoke should go up into the flue. but -- >> you put that match near that and it blew that out, there's a potential for a blockage in the chimney. >> reporter: wow. another test if you're able to see it. the color of the flame on your furnace. blue flames are good. white or yellow, a sign of a possible leak. >> this looks great to me. >> reporter: if your appliances don't pass the tests, call the utility company or even 911. >> we'll get here so you know your family is safe. >> reporter: experts say you need to get your heating systems professionally inspected once a year. these are the real life savers here, carbon monoxide detecters. i didn't have one in my apartment. i thought they were just for homes. no, every school, every apartment, every business, should all have one on every floor. especially in the basement where most furnaces are. this one plugs into the wall. >> i don't have one.
you said you ordered it online. i'm going to do that. what are the symptoms people should look for? >> headaches. nausea. dizziness. weakness. anything like that. you know, don't wait for that. because if this goes off, you just get out of the house. that's it. >> really important. thank you, gio. back to rob with the latest on the weather. >> a good-looking day for the east today. friends from the southeast. augusta, georgia. look that young man. his pastels on. you're ready for the masters, aren't you? and our friends from florida. a treat from you. your "gma" moment from florida. this little guy. you don't -- wanted to taste a lemon for the first time. it tastes so good, no! maybe -- they forget quickly at this age. go after. no! don't, just maybe it will turn into lemonade or something better. mommy, pass the sugar. good morning.
i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. on this presidents' day, it's partly cloudy with some scattered rain and snow showers possible. clearing tonight, freezing cold everywhere but san francisco. and we'll do this a couple of more times before the week's over. here's a look at today's temperatures. about 50 to 55 degrees. some 40s way up near ukiah. tonight, look at all the 20s inland. look at the freezing temperatures in palo alto and fremont, also. my accuweather seven-day temps easily into the 70s across southeast georgia. that is making lemonade out of lemons. michael, back over to you. >> i love the way that sounds. i know they do down south. we have more on the olympics now. the american figure skaters missed medals this weekend. but they made history with their incredible jumps. amy had a chance to speak with the group's rising star. 17-year-old victor zhou. who became the first person to ever land a quadruple lutz at the winter games.
amy, i think you can do it, too. >> i had fun watching him do it. it was beautiful to witness on the ice. michael, yeah, americans making huge headlines in men's figure skating. yeah, we may have come up short for a individual medal. there were no shortage of stars when team usa hit the ice. the u.s. men's figure skating team glided their way into history and the hearts of the nation. even though they narrowly missed the podium in the individual competition. nathan chen bouncing back and breaking records. >> and another quad jump. >> reporter: the 18-year-old becoming the first olympian to land six quadruple jumps in the men's long program, jumping from 17th to 5th in the men's singles events and earning his personal best score. he isn't going home empty-handed. also winning bronze in the united states men's team event. along with adam rippon quickly becoming a favorite at this
year's winter games. winning over fans with his confidence both on and off the ice. what are you looking forward to. >> girl, i'm ready. i'm here. i'm at the olympics. >> reporter: at only 17, vincent zhou is the teen behind this incredible performance. >> oh, there it was clean. >> reporter: on the right blade, becoming the first person to ever cleanly land the quad lutz at the winter games. >> did you know you were going to do it. >> it's been something i've been training for over a year now. i didn't think about making olympic history. >> reporter: you didn't think about it? >> it wasn't until afterwards i saw the buzz. i realized i did make history. >> reporter: when you go back home, what does it look like? does training start right away? do you take a break? >> i'm not sure. if it were up to me, i would want to start training right away. >> reporter: he says he's look ahead to 2022 in beijing. he's owning his moment.
right here in pyeongchang with writing this post after saturday's competition. i placed sixth among the best skaters in the history of the sport. i'm so have proud to do so for the u.s. my place is here. my time is now. my time is now. what did that mean? like right now? you're looking toward to future? >> i hear people saying that my time is not now. my spot light will come. but i feel like how i skated, i'm going to be up there, too. i have the motivation. the desire. i have the work ethic. i have the talent. >> reporter: oh, and did he ever have emotion, too. when he nailed that routine, i was sitting in the stands and watching him fall to his knees. and weep with joy. it was just such a beautiful moment. i have to say, after sitting down with all of the athletes, it was so great to see the pride. each and every one of them took in their performances. it was not solely about the
score they received or the medal they got or didn't get. it was about appreciating and enjoying this incredible moment that each one of them have worked so hard to achieve. for zhou and chen, they're still teenagers. i think we'll hear their names quite a bit over the next few years. >> i'm sure we are. it's amazing. every time you see those jumps and see those landings, you're doing an amazing job, as well, amy. thank you so much. we appreciate that. much more with amy coming up. plus, our winter games competition.
>> announcer: good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. san francisco holding its first-ever black history month parade on this presidents' day. it's set to 10:00 this morning, travels along third street to the bay bridge opera house. the parade will be followed by a celebration featuring food and cultural activities at the opera house. how does our traffic look this morning? >> it's not bad at all. it's pretty light out there, reggie. no metering lights at the bay bridge toll plaza, but check out the flags on the side of your screen there. we cohavedo have a high wind ad for this bridge and the san mateo bridge and the benicia bridge. just to be aware of that out there.
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weekend. >> our fortunes have [ cheers and applause ] welcome on this monday morning. it's great. it's a holiday. and, you're here with us. we appreciate that. and some people didn't have a choice. that's chloe. our senior executive producer's daughter. who doesn't have school today. sorry, chloe. >> go work with dad day. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> we have a lot of kids here. thank you all for waking up early on a day you didn't have to go to school. appreciate that. and, one question, who is into the winter olympics? everybody into the winter olympics? [ cheers and applause ] amy is in pyeongchang. she's covering the games for us. we're lucky to have her there
and here with us. you had a chance to soak in the local culture and have some fun, too. >> that's true. we have a 14-hour time difference. we have had time to have fun while you're all sleeping. i want to share the culture with you. i have some gifts for you. a first round of gifts. i want everyone to pass out to you. i'll explain what you're receiving. the olympic mascot is sooho. it's a white tiger. these are basically what each athlete gets when they medal. so you're getting the same thing. the medalists are getting. and also the paralympic mascot. the white tiger is a big deal here in south korea. he's supposed to bring protection to you. >> oh, i need that. >> and to all the athletes here. so you're welcome. >> and they're so soft. thank you, amy.
you know, you're always glowing. but there seems to be something different. what are you doing there? >> yeah, i must admit. i'm really into the korean skin care products that they're so famous for. so, my producers and i have had fun shopping. and, yeah, this is our personal collection. and this is what we do each night when we come home from the show. we finish around 11:00 p.m. we put the face masks on. bring out the second gift. i'm giving you all some amazing face flasks korea. i want to share with you some of the more interesting ones. this is horse fat. apparently. it makes your skin smooth. this is a salmon face mask. it brightens your face. this is bird's nest. it -- i don't want to know what this is. this is if you have had too much beer. this is if you had too much
coffee. and this one here, nothing says skin scare like mow day tows. i don't know. nay have a mask for everything. it's quite funny. i don't know which ones you got. it's amazing how much they have. >> don't we have people in the audience with them? >> yeah, we do. >> i want to use it. >> how do they feel? how do they feel? >> it feels great. it's fresh. it smells good, too. >> oh, okay. >> when amy said there was one that smelled like salmon, that can't smell good. >> i don't know about bird's nest. >> you're the best, amy. you're the absolute best. >> have fun. >> thank you, amy. you know, matt gutman is also there. he's participating in the exciting int winter game event. not one you can win a medal. bring us up to speed, matt. >> reporter: robin, we're calling this the other olympic games. we don't have a medal. we have something far, far better. these people don't know what sit
yet. we'll keep the suspense going. we have all adwrgreeing we're gg to start the international snow tooubing federation. and, have you ever competed profession mali in this before? >> no, no. >> first time. this is your first comp pigs. we have nolan kasper. mark engel. what is your strategy? >> we're totally unprepared for this. >> these olympic athletes. seriously competitive. a little bit nerve-racking for me. erin jackson. learned how to speed skate just months ago. >> they look superprepared. i'm confident. we'll see. >> air yell gold. you're a snowboarder. wi can you cut it? >> that event that i got the
bronze, just a warmup. >> are you intimidated? >> i hate to say it, but, no. >> and the prize money. you want to know what sit? no, there isn't any. so, okay down below, we have steven nyman. he's an olympic skier. he'll be our judge. the one rule is there are no rules. so ladies and gentlemen, to your tubes! [ cheers and applause ] nolan takes this very, very seriously. putting his mike in the bag. ready for the steve any time e nyman has it. >> on your marx. get sed. [ whistle blows ] >> they're flying right now. they're in the lead. they're bouncing off the wall. who is going to take it. it look like -- nolan for the
win. i think the speed suits paid off. that's incredible. >> the ringers. they're all ringers. >> you're freezing. we have a special, special prize for the winners. so -- two the winner, nolan kasper. >> yes. >> wow. >> oh, straight -- >> yes. >> a golden bagel. thank you. nolan. you have to take a bite out of it, no, i'm kidding. don't. it's toxic. what do you have to say for yourself? >> it was a good competition. exciting. >> we'll see you back there in the studio. but, look out for the next installation of the international tubing federation. your next olympic games. back to you guys. >> you never know. >> i think nolan, think nolan won because of the aerodynamic
outfit. that was a competitive advantage. >> matt needs some practice. >> thank you so much to matt for that. coming up, oscar nominee, laurie metcalf, here live to talk "lady bird." ♪ strummed guitar you can't experience the canadian rockies through a screen. you have to be here, with us. ♪ upbeat music travel through this natural wonder and get a glimpse of amazing, with a glass of wine in one hand, and a camera in the other, aboard rocky mountaineer. canada's rocky mountains await. call your travel agent or rocky mountaineer for special offers now.
spectacular, as well. we have a sneak james bay's new video. ♪ the kind that never slows down i want to take you higher higheh ♪ and let our hears be the only sound snet. >> james got a new good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. it's going to be breezy today, so these temperatures you see drop about 5 to 10 degrees off and that's what it's going to feel like under a partly cloudy all right. let's get back to robin. >> thank you, rob. we're back with one of our faves. laurie metcalf. celebrating her first oscar nomination for the brilliant film, "lady bird." and a more than 30-year career
with roles on stage and tv, including "roseanne." please welcome, laurie metcalf. an embarrassment of riches. >> it is. >> you have -- >> i know. i had this wealth of material start coming my way the past couple of years. >> you're so humble. we spoke with you that morning when the oscar nominations came out. you had just hit town for the broadway show. is it all settled in? >> i remember being emotional. greta got the to nominations for director and screenplay. that hit me. that afternoon, i was able to go to the first day of rehearsal for "three tall women" on broadway, working with glenda jackson. it was an incredible day. >> how about the oscar nominees' luncheon. >> i have always seen this.
the iconic picture. this is the lass of 2017. i never -- it never occurred to me how it had to be organized. 200 people got up on those rows. they literally call you up, one person at a time. and every single person gets recognized. what they're nominated for. there are 200. it takes about an hour. but, and at the end, you're all arranged up there. it was a great celebration. and, to recognize everybody individually like that was really special. >> as it should be. as it should be. >> yeah. >> i gotta tell you. one of my favorite films this year, "lady i wanted another day with my mother, may she rest in peace, i wanted a day with her to sarks i get it now. >> i have had mothers and daughters say, they have seen the film together. they have a miniepiphany. they're able to see each other through a different lens.
for a second. then they go back. that behavior is dug down deep. but, that's -- how -- the way that greta crafted that movie. it's magical in that way. and the characters are so compl complex. every character is three-dimensional. from saoirse's character on down to the drama teacher. they're all supporting lady bird's journey. it's a jengentle, beautiful fil. >> ets see bait of it now. >> i thought you didn't care what i think. >> i still want you to think i look good. >> okay, i'm sorry. i was telling you the truth. you want me to lie? >> no, i mean -- i just wish -- i just -- i wish that you liked me. >> of course i love you. >> but do you like me?
>> oh. oh. i know. i know. you have four children. two daughters. zoey, your oldest, is going with you to the oscars. >>. >> yes, she's on young sheldon right now. it's incredible. >> oh, yeah. that's your daughter! >> i play mary cooper. jim parsen's mother. on the spin-off, she's young sheldon's mother. so we're playing the same -- >> i did not know that was your daughter. i'm bag fan of hers. seriously. >> yeah. >> wow, this comes full circle. >> that is truly full circle. spe >> speaking of full circle. jackie. what is it, jackie? >> she's back. she's found more ways to come over and do her laundry at the house again. she's there quite a bit. i thought that the writers did a terrific job of making the
stories just like they were in the day. you know, they're all about the family dynamic. yes, we're in 2018. the conner family is. you wonder what they've been up to. get a sense of that, but -- it's still just comes down to the family. there's new characters. because the kids have kids. and they're in the show now. it was, um, surreal to revisit it again. because it was like no time had passed at all, even though 20 years had gone by since we had all been in the same room together. >> that's true family. sflit was. >> and you are. thank you, lawyer prip you're one of those people we just cheer on and root for. your talent is showing. i did not know that was your daughter. oh! epiphany. "lady bird" is this theaters now. coming up, the cast of the hit
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back now with the cast of "andi mack." people love this show. a 13-year-old discovers her older sister is actually her mother. we have an exclusive clip where those two characters talk about a crush. take a look. >> here's what you do. you want to act as if he's not there. >> but he is there. >> you're missing the important part of that sentence. act as if. think of it i'm giving you an acting challenge. pretend you're anne hathaway. >> not anne hathaway. >> why not? >> she's too talented. this is my first acting challenge. >> joining us now are peyton, joshua, asher, sofia, and lilan. thank you for joining me. "andi mack's" in the house. peyton, you grew up watching the
disney channel. you said this show is like crossing something off your bucket list. >> we all grew up watching disney channel, think. i just remember how much watching these disney shows influenced my life. the thafact that we could be th role models for other kids is exciting. >> you're doing it. my kids watch. thank you for that. joshua, this show is so many firsts. it's about diversity. heart warming stories. how is it for you, being a young man, knowing you're expanding people's horizons a little bit? >> i think "andi mack" is so amazing because it's so diverse, it makes diversity normal. cyrus happens to be jewish. happens to be gay. those are just facets of his personality. his store i have real and valid. it shows that all of our stories are valid. any kid watching can turn on the
tv, and see andi mack and see a story that they understand. they can go, oh, that's me. >> you can relate to it. it's expanding horizons. you both play mother/daughter. >> yes. >> and lilan, this show spans three generations. you want parents to watch the show with their kids? >> sometimes when i'm out and about. i'll meet kids that are fans. and after i take a picture with the kid, the mom comes and go, and i love this show. and it's so much fun because, i can tell that it has a personal impact. it's not just the show that is for children. it's not just a show for adults. it's a show that is for families. and, think you get more value about with the show where you can talk to your mom or you can talk to your brother. or another. you can tusz the show as family. >> it came from the mind of
producer terry minsky. terri is in the audience. you all just finished filmen season two saturday. terri you have message for the crew here. and you have some help. >> i have something to tell you guys. >> oh, no. >> with your help. raise the signs. we've been picked up. [ screaming ] >> as everyone can tell, they had no idea they were picked up for season three until now. so how do you feel? >> i amazing! >> congratulations. it's so amazing. the show is incredible. and, you all are doing something even as incredible as this, you're part of the disney story telling campaign.
i think it's really amazing. you're encouraging kids to share a love of reading. why is this campaign so important to you all? >> reading, to me is important, because every time i read, i get sucked into the book. i can create my own world. inside my head. and i think it's so important to all the kids out there because, um, they can expand their minds in so many ways. >> i'll tell you what. we wanted to be a part of it. we're going help you guys. we're going to wheel out the books. we're going to wheel out books. 25 kids from a nonprofit organization are with us in our audience. come on out, kids. we have books for all of them, doing our part to help out in the program. [ cheers and applause ] and a special one-our episode of "and did i mark" premiers friday on the disney channel and the disney now app. congratulations on the series. season three. we'll be right b
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>> announcer: good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings.o cf1o >> and good morning, it's 8:59 on this presidents' day. i'm reggie aqui. let's see what weather looks like with mike nicco. >> it's going to be a cool one. 10 degrees below average and low to mid-50s and the breezes make it feel cooler than that. everybody but san francisco needs to be worried about freezing cold temperatures tonight. we've got a couple of more weak storms like we had this morning come through wednesday night into thursday morning and thursday night into friday morning. so some light showers possible. snow level down to about 2,000 feet. watch out for those freezing temperatures. >> and we do have chains in the snow country, up in the sierra. we have a high wind advisory for the san mateo bridge. we had an inflatable boat that was stuck in a lane on the eastbound direction. they've towed that out of there and traffic is moving nicely. windy here at the bay bridge, but no traffic.
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