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live where you live. this is abc7 news. >> investigators trying to determine the relationship between a man and a woman both of them died after report of struggle around lake merritt in oakland early this morning. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. later, they discovered the body of a woman after divers went in. amy hollyfield is live on lake shore avenue with the latest. amy? >> hi, the crews weren't dealing with the rain in oakland. they were having to work in the dark and cold waters. sometimes deep sections of lake
merritt. and they only were going off of information from one witness. the struggle going on here in lake merritt at 4:15 this morning was intense enough to make someone call 9-1-1 for help. the caller said a man and a woman were in the water yelling and in an altercation. oakland police were first on the scene. >> when pd arrived on scene, they noticed a gentleman in the water who was thrashing in the water and only noticed the gentlemenm gentleman. pulled him out. >> the man was unconscious and then decide whether to look for a possible second person. >> we don't have clear confirmation if there were actually two people but the 9-1-1 caller was confident. >> they called in the coast guard and dive teams from alameda county and san francisco. >> this is a significantly large body of water, they're going to need all the assistance they can get to drag the lake and see if we can find another victim.
>> reporter: they canvassed lake merritt by boat and prepared to drag the like but soon after, they found the woman's body. oakland police later reported the man died at the hospital. they have called in homicide investigators to try and figure out why this happened. >> at this time, the only information we have is the witnesses reported there was an altercation. that's the only information we have and we encourage, if anyone was out this morning or heard anything, saw anything. please contact our homicide division. >> reporter: police have identified the man. they have not released his name, but say he is in his 40s. they have not identified the woman. they only know she was in her 20s. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. we sent out this push alert while divers were searching for the body. enable push alert for the latest
breaking news. developing news in marin county where a sheriff's department wdeputy was killed this morning at point reyes station. the deputy responding to a 9-1-1 call when he lost control of his car on a curve. he was flown to petaluma valley hospital where he later died. the marin county sheriff is scheduled to release more details this afternoon. >> showers are moving through the bay area again this morning. certainly did here in san francisco after a brief respite, more are coming our way. especially depending on where you are. meteorologist mike nicco has a first look at the forecast. >> we'll open our weather window on the north bay. that's where it's been raining lightly. in san rafael on 101. a 1 for today and tomorrow. local breezes. local downpours. that could include hail just like they did yesterday and do have the possibility of lightning and snow down to about 3500 feet. right now, it's all liquid but
you could see it's mainly on the light side as we're seeing green on live doppler 7 from hayward and back towards san francisco. and over the next six hours, i expect the coverage to pick up in the intensity as the evening commute is going to be a little bit tougher than it was this morning to get around. we'll take an hour by hour look at this coming up and it looks like the weekend may be drying out even more. fingers crossed. >> thank you, mike. a developing news. a man in the hospital after the police chase ended with this crash. chp officers began following an suv that was driving recklessly around 3:30 this morning. they pursue the driver on i-80 eastbound and to local streets in san pablo. the suv rammed into several cars and crashed into a fire hydrant on the avenue near kirk lane. water gushed into the air for hours and police say the driver is a 24-year-old man from oakland. san francisco police commission approved new guidelines for taser use within
the police department. the commission voted last night the tasers are weapons and officers only use if they are violently resisting arrest. they must approve before they're given tasers. new at 11:00, released surveillance video that broward county resource officer scott peterson outside of stoneman douglas. peterson arrived within minutes but never went into the building. the sheriff's department said the video shows peterson's actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation. he was suspended without pay and chose to resign and retire after being fired, rather than being fired. aclu suing the trump administration with illegally detaining immigrants with a solid case for asylum. detaining many immigrants for months while they wait for hearings, even if they've
already passed a required screening to determine if they face persecution in their home countries. in the past, immigrants who passed that screening were usually given humanitarian parole but the aclu said under president trump, that's just not happening. two senators today filed a bill called the wolf act, short for welfare of furry friends to put them in overhead compartment bins after a french bulldog died on a united airlined flight from houston to new york this week. the owners say a flight attendant told them to put their dog co quito in the bin. and there were 24 animal deaths reported by airlines last year. 18 of those were on united. >> it's a disgrace. i can't imagine how your pet's owner feels but we need to get to the bottom of it. i know we have many important things to do but this is
important too. >> united is also under fire for wrongly shipping a dog to japan this week. the 10-year-old german shepherd was supposed to have been flown to kansas. new sanctions against russia over election meddling. target five entities and 18 russians including the 13 people who were indicted by special counsel robert mueller last month. the sanctions including barring travel to the u.s. and freezing assets within the u.s. happening today, regions expected to vote to increase tuition for thousands of out of state students. the 3.5% height would add $1,000 to the tuition they pay to bring out of state tuition and fees to more than $41,000 a year. the increase is expected to raise nearly $35 million. the regions may raise tuition for california residents. if state lawmakers don't give universities more
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the abc7 news app. download it now. first brother, now sister. arrested the younger sister of dylann roof for bringing weapons to school on the day of the national school walkout yesterday. now you remember dylann roof as the charleston church shooter in 2015 and in 2016, convicted of that killing. nine people at an african american church and now awaiting execution at a federal prison in indiana. 18-year-old morgan proof is facing charges for carrying weapons on school ground. pepper spray and a knife at ac high school in columbia yesterday. they say she posted something on snapchat that caused alarm. classes are cancelled today at san leandro high school. the message was found sprawled on the boy's bathroom wall and first told you it was put on lockdown yesterday at abc7 news
at 11:00 and panicked while they secure the campus. the message said, i'm shooting the school tomorrow. i'm sick of this. better not come. new documents with a trump organization, attorney working to keep adult film star stormy daniels who talking about the alleged affair with the president. serena marshall with the details. >> reporter: confidential for stormy daniels keeping a temporary restraining order against the film star in late february with a demand for arbitration signed by a trump organization lawyer jill martin but what isn't noted anywhere, martin's connection to the trump organization. >> do you have a nondisclosure agreement? >> do i? >> daniels seen here with donald trump in a picture she shared on social media refed
michael kohn. he facilitated the payment with a personal equity line. neither the trump organization or administration were involved. >> i've had conversations with the president about this and as i outlined earlier, this case was won in arbitration and that there was no knowledge of any payments from the president and he's denied all of these allegations. >> reporter: the new documents include the location as the trump national golf course near los angeles and signed by trump attorney martin, she said she did so in her individual capacity and the company has had no involvement in the matter. earlier this week, daniels who's real name is stephanie clifrd offered to pay pack the 134,0010 and the arbitration. the white house passed on the offer. serena marshal, abc news, washington. san jose student arrested and charged for sexual assaulting three people and
police say there could be more victims. matt keller is live with the hall of justice in san jose. matt? >> reporter: kristen, wrapped up here santa clara courthouse. denied a reduction in the $210,000 bail, so he's going to remain in the santa clara county jail for now. we just took video in the past hour here inside the courthouse. this is the suspect. he's 21-year-old louis. a fourth year student studying chemical engineering at san jose state. they were called to a disturbance at campus village a on march 3rd. officers say the alleged victim and other state student left the scene but eventually talked to him. since then, two more alleged victims, both male san jose state students have come forward. one claiming an incident happened in 2014. march 5th and all three crimes on campus and all three, alleged alcohol was involved in the cases. faces five charges related to sexual assault. university police are saying
this appears to be a pattern, so they are emphasizing with the media that they wnt to get this information out, so they can find out if there are any other alleged victims out there or witnesses. if you are one of those, they're asking you to call university police. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc7 news. we have breaking news from washington. you're looking live at the white house as abc news confirmed special counsel robert mueller issued a subpoena to the trump administration for documents related to russia. the first known time demanded documents related directly to the president's businesses. white house press briefing set to start any moment from the white house. we'll stream it live on abc7 news and news app when it starts. federal health officials say they will begin regulates nicotine levels in cigarettes part of the fda's larger anti-smoking plan to drop the u.s. smoking rate to 1%. right now, about 15% of americans smoke. health officials will cut nicotine levels to make
cigarettes less addictive. authority to regulate nine years ago but efforts tied up in court due to legal challenges by big tobacco companies. here's something to consider the next time you reach for a water bottle. it turns out you may drink more than just water. new study claims a lot of bottled water may contain tiny pieces of plastic. researchers ran test on more than 250 bottles from 11 different brands worldwide and found average of 10 plastic particles per liter. is this a problem though? the world health organization tells the bbc it's launching its own review into the potential risks of plastic, tiny bits, like microbeads, in drinking water. waymo is letting them test the self-driving cars. a view from the backseat and then lake tahoe. getting more rain with all the storms. more
accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> 0.05 inches of rain. doesn't take much to make puddles. you can see some people not driving with the headlights on. wipers on, lights on. if thunder roars, head indoors. we have a chance of some thunderstorms today. here's a look at live doppler 7. you can see the concentration of rain around the bay bridge up through the richmond san rafael bridge and out into the san ramone valley. you can see the south bay waiting for rain in the santa cruz mountains. it will get to you eventually
and more rain in the bay. san jose, 87. pretty dry. nice time to get out but have the umbrella handy no matter where you are. we have periods of showers. some of those will contain thunderstorms and we have dry weather for sunday and monday and then a warmer storm next week where we won't have to worry about thunderstorms and hail. a bay bridge toll plaza. you can see what the rain has done there. never getting back aboard and a look at the 12 hours over noon all the way into midnight and you can see it's a chilly day. some areas in the 40s at noon and mid 50s to upper 50s at 4:00 and 8:00, back down to midnight. the showers will hang around unlike last night but that's also going to keep the temperatures up a little bit in the upper 30s to the north bay. mid to upper 40s for the rest of us. you see green out there and white north of lake port. clear lake, we'll have snow. maybe up to 4 to 5 inches above about 3,000 feet. so here we are from noon to 4:00 and you can see scattered
showers out there. possible downpours up in the north bay as we start the evening commute and those will slide south as we head towards 7:00. notice, it's never a solid line of rain. it's just waves of showers. 4:00 in the morning. wet commute tomorrow through 9:00. you can see it becomes very isolated but rotating ashore all day tomorrow and taper it during the evening hours but 8:00 to 10:00, we have a small chance of a window of showers there and by 8:00 saturday morning, fingers crossed, maybe there's an isolated shower saturday and that is all. a quick look at what's going on up in the sierra. gorgeous right now, doesn't it? look at what's going to happen at 5:00 this evening. another winter storm warning up to 3 feet down to 3500 feet. the pass revelevels snow packed. up to 5 feet possible. if you're traveling, it's going to be a chain and slow go for friday, saturday morning. saturday afternoon. it will still be slippery but sunday will be the clearest of
the days to head to the sierra. accuweather seven-day forecast. one for today, tomorrow, saturday morning and then saturday afternoon, maybe you're coming down to san francisco for the parade. looks like it will be dry. if not still a little cloudy and drizzle near the coast but tuesday and wednesday, that storm will have some rain also. looking forward to sunday and monday. >> it would be fitting to be wet for the parade on saturday. >> i think so. thanks a lot, mike. we have wroobreaking news r now in florida. a pedestrian bridge on a college campus collapsed. look at that. live pictures from florida international university in miami. miami-dade fire rescue officials say at least six people were hurt. some vehicles you can see are stuck under the bridge. part of that $14 million bridge was just installed on saturday and now, it's collapsed. we'll keep following that for you. now today's morning money report. a look at what it's like to ride one of waymo's autonomous vehicles and what it's like at
south by southwest and people who volunteer part of waymo's early rider program in phoenix arizona sat in the back of the seat of the self-driving car and lasts under a minute. enough for them to get the gist of what it's like to watch the steering wheel move on its own. largest radio company in the company, i heart media is 10 billion in debt and operate businesses as usual while it restructures its finances. iheartmedia with 7 stations in the bay area. a police dog forced to retire early.
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and a go fund me is set up to help his bills. originally found him as an animal shelter and an exceptional sense of smell. put it to good use and solved so many cases and now he needs our help. hopefully folks are there for him. >> i'm sure somebody will. somebody always does. >> you're right. and from here at abc7 news, who wants to be a millionaire is up next. we leave you with a look from our
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