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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. accused golden state killer on suicide watch today preparing for his first court appearance. this as we learn new information on the double murder nearly 40 years ago that led authorities to the suspect. thanks for joining us. we are learning dna from the murder scene in southern california of a husband and wife pointed the way that eventually led to joseph jason deangelo. the hearing begins shortly in sacramento, and jessica castro from abc mornings that has the charges and the investigation. jessica? >> reporter: that much anticipated court appearance happens in two and a half hours. at 1:30 this afternoon, in fact, in sacramento. it will be his first public appearance since being arrested
as the suspected golden state killer, and the 72-year-old arraigned on two counts of murder in sacramento, held without bond, and he's on suicide watch. new at this hour, we've been able to learn more about the tedious work that went into capturing him. they learned the task force looking for the golden state's killer had his dna sample from a murder in ventura in 1980. they were killed in their home in ventura, and their daughter now lives in santa cruz. prosecutors say that ventura county dna sample tracked down deangelo partially matching dna that a relative gave to a genealogy website and worked backwards using relative dna to find the suspect who was the right age, gender, and lived in the area, and eventually, they staked out his place and have current dna evidence from him, himself, linking him to the
murders and link the golden state killer to at least 12 murders and 50 rapes. authorities have promised to bling even more charges against him in the coming days. jessica, thank you. for the first time, the dna data base used to help identify the golden state killer is responding to the arrest of the suspected killer. they have a new statement on its website, says, in part, it is important that ged match participants understand the possible uses of their dna including identification of relatives that have committed crimes or were victims of crimes. that's a tiny dna analysis firm speaking for the first time today. now, if you'd like to learn more about the golden state killer, we have many resources on our website, we posted stories on abc 7 news the reporters did in the 1970s during the scary time he was terrorizing quiet bay area communities. go to our website and news app to watch the full stories.
new at 11:00, the house intelligence committee released a report this morning on russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. the gop led committee already released key findings saying there was no coordination between the trump administration and russia. the committee democrats say not enough witnesses were interviewed and not enough evidence gathered. a federal judge threw out a federal lawsuit brought by president trump's former campaign chair. he sought to challenge the authority of special counsel robert mueller, and he's pled not guilty after a federal grand jury indicted him for conspiracy against the u.s. kim jong un returned to north korea after the historic meeting with the south korean president. the two leaders shook hands this morning, and they agreed to denuclearize the peninsula, and later this year, formally end the war that's divided the two nations since the 1950s. he told moon, quote, i won't
interrupt your sleep anymore with early morning missile tests. world leaders are praising the deal, but some analysts say don't be too optimistic. >> it's hard to persuade anyone with a written document when you are dealing with north korea and the nuclear issue. there needs to be action. >> the meeting was considered groundwork for president trump's pending summit with kim jung un, a time and location still being worked out. crews try to finish repairing damaged power lines after a jeep crashed into a power pole last night. matt keller is live in with the latest, matt? >> reporter: people are stopping and turning around. pge is working hard at the scene with the poles up, working on getting the lines reconnected, but what a mess last night causing a lot of work for the crews. take a look at this picture. this is from a neighbor. you see what appears to be a jeep suv that crashed on san
jose road after 6:00 last night. the company said a total of three power poles were damaged, and the neighbor said the driver walk walked away, though. both lanes in the santa cruz mountains were blocked by the damage left behind from the crash. as a result, a detour was set up for people heading north and south. the market sits at the detour off so-cal san jose road. >> a lot of frustration and people trying to go down the road and having to turn back and not making it. >> reporter: pge says 4643 customers lost power, and all by 16 were restored last night. there is a possibility this road could be open at least for one lane in the near future, but pge crews are hard at work right now. reporting live in the santa cruz mountains, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> take a look at san jose fire investigators looking into what sparked a large two-alarm fire.
we flew over the scene yesterday afternoon. when the engines arrived at the scene, the smoke so thick they couldn't see an engine already there. neighbors saw a man running from the burning home screaming his niece was still inside. >> the firefighter went in and then the 23-year-old followed suit, and the whole time we were all there, we never saw him come back out. >> reporter: the 4-year-old girl was later found safe with the family member. firefighters found the man's body after a searching the home. pge faces $100 million in fines. the latest fallout from the pipeline explosion that killed eight people. the public utilities commission says pge engaged in improper back channel communications. ironically, with pu itself, and they previously fined them $1.6 billion for the explosion, and
they will not pass that cost of the fines on to customers. today is arbor day. san jose mayor planted a tree in kelly park this morning, and arbor day celebrates the role of trees in our life. it was first observed as a formal holiday in 1872 in nebraska. don't worry, on monday, if the towers of the golden gate - bridge, engineers are scheduled to inspect bridges' towers monday morning, strapped into ropes and pulleys. sky7 shows the scaffolding already in place ahead of monday's work to protect pedestrians. the district is looking at every rivet and seam to learn what needs to be done to keep the bridge strong. cyclists are asked to walk bikes around the towers. it's official. abba is back. the new songs that the swedish pop group is releasing after 35 years. dozens of people line up outside a bakery in berkley. the reason behind the rush for
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pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees every year to ensure that hazardous trees can't impact power lines. and since the onset of the drought we've doubled our efforts. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying. what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future. >> cakes, cookies, and a bakery whipping up sweet treats 65
years, but as of tomorrow, no more. the community is rushing in to get the baked goods one last time. here's amy hollyfield. >> reporter: after serving treats to berkley for 65 years at virginia bakery, the community is giving the family a treat. record crowds in their final days to show their love and appreciation and need for one more sugar fix. >> we opened at 7:30, lining around the corner at 7:00 waiting to get in, every day, more and more, and, you know, it's been wild. >> reporter: anne and john have been so overwhelmed since announcing their retirement, they called in reenforcement, and relatives have been helping out and a best friend flew in to pitch in. >> so i knew it was crazy, but i didn't realize how crazy until i got here, and so, oh, my goodness, so we have not stopped, and my husband's been coming down here, you know, at
1:00 and 2:00 in the morning and staying in the 7:00 or 8:00 at night to keep up with demand. >> reporter: john took the business over from his parents. he says it will be tough to say good-bye. >> definitely feeling sentimental, 65 years in my family, a lot of memories here. >> reporter: customers tell us they love the fresh ingredients, the good people, and the memories of how this bakery fit into their lives. >> my mom used to buy all the bread here for the church socials and things. >> reporter: they will close the door for good at 6:00 on saturday night. they expect to have a few glasses of wine to celebrate, and a long nap on sunday afternoon. they also think they'll be dealing with some emotions. >> we're sorry that we're leaving their lives, and -- but we need to step away now and do what's right for us and our family. >> reporter: which will probably include delicious birthday cakes for their grandchildren, now that they have the time to enjoy them. in berkley, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news.
>> they have earned that. all right. facebook has new tools to help people using the platform for fundraising. starting today, users can pledge to match donations they receive. facebook added more categories for fundraisers ranging from family to volunteering. more changes will follow in the coming weeks. facebook says they plan to get rid of the platform fee for fundraisers for personal causes. former president hw bush is in the hospital a little longer. a family spokesman says mr. bush is in excellent spirits but is staying at houston methodist hospital at least through the wie weekend. the 93-year-old was admitted sunday one day after the funeral for his wife and former firstly day, barbara bush. he's being treated for an infection that spread to his blood. you probably saw the headlines for an actress accused of recruiting women into sexual slavery.
alison mac you see in this promotional video for the group was a star in "smallville," and the man in the video there is keith, the leader of nexium. they are facing federal sex trafficking charges, and tonight, they talk with former members saying women were forced to have sex with the group's leader and were part of an elaborate ceremonies where their skin was branded. elizabeth talked with abc 7 morning's anchor. >> is this group nexium still active with the leader faces serious charges? >> their leader behind bars, yes, facing life in prison, yes, the group is still active, according to members who have, former members who have contacts with others still in the group. it is being led, you know, in the interim by his second in command, which is a woman. >> tonight, hear from parents worried about their kids who they say are brainwashed and no longer speaking with them
events to get your heart pumping. they are celebrating two decades, going through next sunday, the country's largest and most inclusive dance celebration, and this year's festival starts at san francisco city hall friday at noon with a silent disco adventure. a huge group dancing simultaneously to tracks on their headphones. should be a cool site to see. we have a link on the website to learn the dance moves. check out the oakland dance festival at jack london square saturday noon to 8:00 p.m. last year, they had over 9,000 people. the organizer has been overwhelmed by the response and she's a dance teacher that started the event to just get people together. march for dimes, march for babies in san francisco is this saturday, and registration starts at 8:00 a.m., and walk starts at 9:00 a.m., the start and finish line is at fort mason and likely heard of the walk now in the 47th year history across
the nation, take a three mile walk and raise money to give all moms and babies a healthy start. abc 7 news is a proud sponsor, and my colleague will host the san francisco walk, so stop by and say hi. and for more information on these events and more, go to abc7news.com and link up with headlines. i'm jessica castro, have a great weekend. now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> clouds quiet this afternoon, but may let go of showers tomorrow. here's the time lapse from the exploratory camera at pier 15, and you can see the peek-a-boo rays of sun there, but so far, no rain, yet, in fact, temperatures right now running a little bit warmer than what we saw at this time yesterday. we have 50s in clear lake, down in freemont, half moon bay, and low to mid 60 s, and in san francisco, 69. looking delicious in what, one, two, three, four people that are enjoying the sunshine in santa
cruz where temperatures are in the mid 50s. with increasing sun, a chance of showers tonight and to a lesser extent sunday. don't change your plans, not a game changer, and it's getting warm next week. there's the area of low pressure we tracked all week. first it took the 90s out of the forecast and 80s out, and today, it's taking the 70s out of the forecast, and as it comes through, it's keeping us cooler than average with just a slight chance of showers. a gorgeous shot from emeryville this morning, temperatures three to seven degrees below averagemeaverage me. mid to upper 50s at the coast, 65 in santa cruz, mid-60the bay, and upper 60s south bay and inland east bay. all right. we got four games in 48 hours at at&t park, and they are all against the dodgers. we had the rainout weeks ago, so it's a double header tomorrow. first game tonight at 7:15, dress for 57, breezy, dropping
down to 54. have layers on. gorgeous shot showing the golden gate, and the next 12 hours play out with decreasing clouds, mid-50s to mid-60s, and keep same temperatures at 4:00. grab a jacket for fourths, but you see the green dots out there. there's the clock at 12:00 today, nothing's going on, 11:00, a few green dots out there, and then there you go, coming in overnight, and they decrease a little bit tomorrow afternoon, and they head into the north bay, so some light showers will be in the morning with a smaller chance of light showers sunday afternoon with breezes keeping our temperatures below average again, and rounding out the accuweather seven-day forecast, it's drier monday, and back to average temperatures, warmer tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. >> all right, a baby roller coaster ride. >> not too extreme. >> just to keep it interesting. >> i like that. , mike. >> sure. new this morning, the wait
is over, britain's new prince has a name. the royal palace announced that the baby's name is louis arthur charles windsor, born on monday to william and kate. he's the 5th in line to the throne after his grandfather, his dad, and older siblings, george and charlotte. the other royal story, the wedding of prince harry and megyn, there's special coverage of the day, a special edition of "good morning america" starting at 2:00 a.m., and robin roberts and david muir anchor live from windsor, england. mama mia, abba recorded two new songs. the group made the announcement on instagram this morning telling fans they decided to record new material for the first time in 35 years after the abba avatar tour. one songs "i still have faith in
you" is performed by the group's holograms in a december tv special. we have the perfect pet and the story behind a car give away and how a police officer helped a >> she's making a dress out of trash bags. >> i'm actually we need to help more tocalifornians get ahead.d, that's why antonio villaraigosa
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we're on 24/7 on the abc 7 news app and abc7news.com. we posted reports from the 1970s on crimes related to the golden state killer. if you log on to abc7news.com from your phone, download our news app to get breaking news alerts and tune in for the latest news and weather here on the next newscast, abc 7 news at 4:00. oakland police officer made a family's day. he presented them with a car curtesy of auto plus towing yesterday. officer ira anderson made friends with the family more than a year ago as they were going through tough times, going homeless and moving into a camper. after the car was hit by another driver, the officer got them another car, and the owner of auto plus towing agreed to give them a van and fix it up for the family. nice deal. all right, if you are looking for a loving companion, look no further because mike is back to introduce us to this week's perfect pet. mike? >> let's give this a happy
ending like you did for the family. that's awesome. today's perfect pet is a shy guy, but looking for a forever home. meet this 6-year-old chihuahua, spunky, and loves spending time with the volunteers, but he needs a forever home and prefers to be an only child to spend all the quality time you can give him bonding with you, and great news, his adoption fee? waived. you don't have to pay a thing. to meet him, contact oakland spca. the number is on the screen. >> sounds good. that's all for now. thank you for joining us here on abc 7 news. thank you for joining us, and "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. mike, it's clear in santa cruz. >>
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