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students in santa fe texas following the latest massacre on an american school campus. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. nine children and a teacher are dead. and ten more are wounded if today's school mass shooting. >> here is the suspected shooterer of dimitrios pagourtzis, he was just -- made his furs court appearance where he told the judge he is a citizen and requested a court appointed attorney. >> authorities say/8 parpgts opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol and a sawed off siong after first period. fire alarms were pulled sending students into the hallway. >> we hear so many -- three gunshots loud explosions all the teachers are telling us to run, run, go. like run. >> police say they found home made explosives inside the school and in the suspect's car. students describe pagourtzis as really quiet and say he wore a trefrmg coat almost every day. >> officials say they believe he
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planned to commit suicide afterward. the recovered gunned were owned by the suspect's father purchased legally. >> the shooting comes three months after 17y killed in a high school in parkland, florida. >> survivors there are the started a student movemen for gun control that includedizes and colleges. >> as bay area reporter explains they are sad little progress has been made. >> the parkland tragedy prompted 400 students at santa clara university to protest gun violence and urge changes in gun laws. san francisco's civic center was packed ten days later part of the national march more our lives movement despite the passion another school shooting happened >> i think the most heart breaking part of this whole tragedy is that another shooting has to happen for us to remember that more things have to be done. >> we reached out to the students who organized the early spring marchs to learn what another school tragedy means to their efforts. these are student march coordinators at san jose's
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prospect hieszize high school. >> not a lot of elected officials are doing things they may be saying they are going to to boost rating. >> we see the same messages every time thoughts and prayers go out. you know they are thinking about victims. it's not enough. >> at santa clara university, leaders of the group santa clara community action program look at voter registration as the path toward change. >> we truly make concrete changes by voting in voices we want to represent us and taking people out of congress that we don't think accurately share our vision for the future. >> while summer break fastest approaches this senior doesn't think the moment up to stop gun violence will slow down as students disperse. >> after we graduate there are houses and thousand of kid going to schools and impacted by this every single day. >> reporter: the marchs might have gotten attention but the next focus appears to be the ballot box. in santa clara, david louie, abc
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7 news. >> today's tragedy affects a lot of people including players with the houstonian rock et cetera and the golden state warriors are sharing thoughts. >> the reporter outside the training facility in in oakland. carlos. >> reporter: the warriors hope for another championship heading into game three of the western conference finals against the houston rock et cetera. but the latest tragedy looming over their heads. the deadly school shooting has sent shock waves across the country. the santa fe shooting happened outside of houston hitting close to home for chris paul. >> i think first and foremost, aside from you know the playoffs that's going on, which is minor compared to what's taking place down in santa fe, i think our prayers go out to the victims and the families having to deal with that situation. > at today's practice in oh oakland steph curry echoed the sentiments. >> it's a tragic situation that
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hurts your heart when you think about kids going to school being safe. and the this says something about it. and it is an issue bigger than basketball. more important than basketball. >> the warrior organization hasn't shied away from speaking on social political issues. head coach steve kerr an outspoken advocate on gun control participated in march at a townhall. his comments came following the school shooting at parkland, florida. the recurring issue of mass shooting something kerry hopes ends >> i hope it ends. i feel like a broken tape recorder every time this happens >> athletes say they will continue to use their influence to speak out. in oklahoma, carlos, abc 7 news. we want to you know that a rally is planned in san francisco in support of the victims of the santa fe school shooting. it's being organized by a bay
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area student group called enough sf. they plan to gather at the civic center at 7:00 p.m. now, as part of abc 7 take action campaign we have a list of local resources on gun safety. you can find your ally and connect with local lawmakers by going to abc 7 news.com/take action. police rushed to secure a pacifica high school after they found out about a threat made on social media. terra nova high school officials say a student reported the threat three days earlier. the post reportedly said a shooting would occur on noon may 18th at terra nova. that's today. school staff immediately contacted police and put the school into what they call secure campus mode. police say they are investigating the alleged threat. a santa cruz county sheriff deputy is recover after one of the people he detained tried to run him over. the woman was shot several times by another deputy. abc 7 news reporter chris wynn
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has the story. >> reporter: along ocean street extension north of santa cruz residents are anxious about what happened in their neighborhood. >> people like myself or people just in this area going out for a walk and stuff we can't feel safe anymore. >> around 3:30 this morning two santa cruz county sheriff's deputies encountered a man and woman parked off to the side and moving items between two vehicles. deputies ran the plates and discovered one of the vehicles was reported stolen. the suspects were detained in separate patrol cars so deputies could determine who was driving which vehicle. >> while deputies interviewed the man the woman was able to slip out of handcuffs reach through a partially open window in the patrol car and open the door. the woman then entered the driver's side of the patrol car and without warning drove the vehicle at a deputies striking him and damaging both patrol cars. >> the second deputy fired several rounds hitting the female suspect three times. cpr was administered on scene and she was air lifted to a trauma center where she remains
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in the icu. the deputy hit by the cruiser is expected to be okay. the sheriff's office has been increasing patrols in the area after getting complaints from neighbors in recent months. >> a habitation for prostitution, drug use, people bringing garbage. dump it out of the trucks down there. >> video of the incident which was captured by the deputies body-worn cameras will be released next we can by the sheriff's off. the female suspect faces attempted murder charges. in santa cruz, chris wynn, abc 7 news. new at 5:00, the suspect in a car crash that killed three people on interstate 80 in fremont this week is released from the alameda county jail tonight. abc 7 news anchor eric thomas is live at the jail to explain why. eric. >> reporter: well, dan and in california prosecutors have 48 hours to file charges against a suspect. after he or she is arrested. and the d.a. office says at this point they don't have enough
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evidence that is why dang tran will be let out of the jail later on tonight. it is also why prosecutors have ordered the chp to continue their investigation. 21-year-old dang tran was booked into santa rita jail accused of driving too fast and under the influence of marijuana when he caused this crash on 880 near stephenson boulevard. a family consisting of a man woman and six daughters were in the suv that rolled over several times. 39-year-old knowle johnson, 14-year-old kristy limb as and her sister brook were killed. they were heddell hole to manteca offer celebrating another birthday in the bay area. tran's family show up yesterday for his arraignment which was postponed to today. but this afternoon word came down from the d.a. office that official charges wouldn't be filed and tran would be released. in their statement prosecutors say the investigation in this matter is ongoing and the d.a. office requires additional information as well as
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investigation prior to making a charging decision. prosecutors have not said what information they still require from the chp investigation. as you can imagine, those close to the victims are not happy. family friend amy moony spoke with me on the phone about tran she said accepted quote we know he is responsible for their deaths. why haven't they opinion able to charge him? she also said quote they need to revoke his driver's license and passport so he can't get away. prosecutors appear to keep open the option of filing charges in the future when they think the evidence is supports it. at the santa rita jail, eric thomas, abc 7 news. stay with us more to come. another debt whale in the bay area, the second of the day. one in marin, the second in the east bay. where people nearby it turned into a bit of a show. bringing out the dogs. the tsa is expecting a very busy summer and they need some help. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel hiding into the weekend cooler weather on the way.
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it's happened again. another whale wad washed up in the bay area. sky7 was over tennessee valley beach in marin county about an hour ago and spotted this carcass you are looking at. we are told 80s gray whale about 35 feet rung. just last week a gray whale washed up on angel island. and a whale carcass found in the oakland estuary has been towed to angel island. the marine center it's a aen trin whale the second largest creature on earth. laura anthony has the story. >> there is fish right here. >> this man and his dad decided this is a good day to fish at the elbowed estuary. when they arrived they were surprised by what they found. >> me and my father come out to
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do a little morning fishing. get here see the dead wlal here. it's sad when you think about it backup you it's interesting at the same time. >> the whale, all 30 plus feet of it was wedged underneath a bridge near the jack london kilowatt acquatic center it's a body of water flowing into lake merit. >> while construction workers took pictures others came to the shoreline to to see for themselves. >> we who said on our sailboat and came over and finally saw it. >> the whale had visible bruising and an open wound on the side. it's not clear if it's the same animal spotted on the bow of ship entering frist bay earlier this week. by mid-afternoon a commercial diving boat arrived, contracted with the marine mammal center to begin the process of removing the animal from the estuary. a lone diver went in-on and tied ropes around the creature before it was tow the away by barge.
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>> it's supersad and kind of smelly. >> a study will be performed on the whale to determine sex age and cause of death. in oakland, laura anthony abc 7 news. the department of transportation in oregon once tried to remove a dead whale by blowing it up. it didn't end well. abc 7 news reporter wayne friedman filed a story on this in 1995. if you have not sooen scene this story it's remarkable. if you have it's worth another look. i watch it periodically. we have posted it on the website, abc 7 news.com. >> interesting. friendly faces will be growthing passengers at oakland international airport but the job will be serious business. the tsa is employing new passenger screening dogs as part of the security operations. the dogs are specially trained to sniff out explosives and potential bomb materials in even in bags through the airport. >> another benefit to the k9 is
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they provide a security technology and capability that we can move at different areas of the airport not just in the queue area where the passengers are. you see them throughout the airport. >> we got a demonstration of capabilities one with one of the dogs spotted the bait in the camouflage colored baying. they believe the screening program will allow them to move passengers through the lines more efficiently without san franciscoing security. a bit of a sacrifice in central healdsburg this morning, a black bear seen warneding a few blocks off the main square and passed through the police department parking lot. these pictures from the healdsburg poa. fish and wildlife was called but said as long as the bear wasn't aggressive they were leaving it alone and haven't heard of any problems. steer clear obviously. we learned today a santa cruz native made history. shelby eisen berg went deeper than any american woman had done
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diving while using only then. oxygen in her lungs. when she reached the target depth she snatched a tag off of a weight and sped back up to the surface of course to get err air. as she emerged she just mild. shelby dove 278 feet down. >> wow. >> it took nearly three minutes to complete the dive. holding her breath the whole time, which happened off the coast of grand camen. amazing. >> hard to get around san francisco on sunday o sunday because of the bay to breakers race. the 12 k run starts at main and hourd street at 8 o 8:00 in the morning. several nearby streets will be closed as well as streets on the route. which downs down howard to ninth street and hays into golden gate park. we will stream the race life on abc 7 news.com. and we'd love to see your pictures if you are running or watching the bay to breakers police please share photos and videos with us by tagging the social post was the hashtag abc
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7 now. watch this video from a viewer of the picnic area at crown beach in alameda. as you can see gosselings moving about in the sunshine check it out. the weather mild there today. the rest of the bay area on the weekend let's touch base with sandhya patel. >> announcer: now the accuweather forecast with sand where a patel. the weather is fantastic for the upcoming weekend. look at live doppler 7 right now. the to be hag really stubborn across parts of the bay area. it's covering the bay and coast. in the sierra nevada thunderstorms once again this afternoon. and in the higher elevations seeing snow showers. yes. it is may. thunder snow there as you can see from the emeryville camera this is typical around this time of year where you see the marine layer. it's about 2,000 feet deep. and basically it's going to impact you as we head into the weekend. here are the temperatures, 5 in san francisco in the low to
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mid-sixth oakland mountain 66 san jose. 75 degrees in gilroy right now. sfo, you are currently experiences overcast skies and delays over two hours. 70 in santa rosa. the camera seems to be going out. concord 72 degrees right now. and in livermore it's 6 appear. here a look at what to expect into the weekend. low clouds and fog push inland overnight. spotty morning drizzle. it will be brozy in the afternoon. cool on the coast and mailed inland this weekend. this is the abc 7 pier 39 camera. and it looks like the sea lions are having a little fun of there. if you look at the center of the screen and behind it in the back drop you do see the clouds there in san francisco. here is the 12-hour planner for tomorrow. over-the-counter sighs 40s and 50s. crowds at the coast. sun in the afternoon away from the coast. temperatures upper 50s to
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mid-70s and then the sun goes down it cools. hour by hour tonight at 7:00, you notice the fog around the coast in the bay heading into the overnight hours. it will start to push further inland. there will be spotty drizzle during the noercht, a lot like this morning where you saw damp roadways. 7:00 a.m. that happens again. heading into the afternoon by noon tomorrow fog and low clouds pulling away from the inland areas. but never quite clearing. the coastline. first thing in the morning upper 40s to mid-sifts. watch out out for slippery roads especially if you have early plans for the saturday and then for the afternoon hours. it will be a nice day. inland highs will be in the low to mid-the 70s along the coast. 50s 60s with some of the fog hanging on. i know many of you love the fog. who live here in san francisco you love it. we'll see it tomorrow. here a look at what you expect for bay to breakers on sunday. 53 degrees 7:00 a.m., overcast process race starts at 8:00 a.m. 54. breezy and kohl. exactly what you want we you take part in the race.
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gusty winds in the afternoon hours. around noontime 59 degrees. gusts to 30 miles an hour. now, we have the windsor forecast. for the royal wedding, 9:00 a.m. guests arrive. bright, 56. as the service against at noontime. nothing but sunshine and mild weather. temperatures in the upper 60s for the evening reception. the number will be 65 degrees comfortable weather for the wedding accuweather sevgts, morning fog giving which to sun. cooler breezier into sunday and then warming back up monday with really minor ups and downs for the rest of next we can on the accuweather seven-day forecast. you can download the app and check out the temperatures any time. but the we could looks good. >> great sandhya thanks so much nice. it's all about the music in today's finney friday's free stuff. that's next. and new at 6:00 in-depth look at the ballot measure raising bridge tolls to $9. we'll show you where the money goes.
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he's been called a rockstar lwinning pro bono battles for immigrants and the homeless. defending gay rights and gun control. democrat jeff bleich. after columbine, bleich led president clinton's youth violence initiative. with joe biden, bleich took on domestic violence. served president obama as special counsel and ambassador. maybe bleich can't pull off the rockstar look... but his progressive record is solid gold.
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all right time to get excited. michael is here is with the friday stuff >> good free stuff. >> nothing but art is what we do here. a little culture tonight. >> a little culture today. with, woo, let's see. >> i always associate you with culture. >> that's good. that's good. let me start with a bay area based 19-year-old singer. watch this.
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♪ i'll see you ♪ >> emma rossy has a new single out, the download is no longer the same you get the free download right now. she has 200,000 follower on smule. partner artist oh on there and see if you like it. again bay area native we like that. then we have mountain play. we're giving you some theater here. the give away this one is $45. mamamyia. opening show at 2:00 p.m. sunday may 20th at the entertain begins at 12:30 p.m. we'll hook you up with both of these. >> what a gorgeous setting. all right how do you get the good stuff. >> really nice. all you do go to the website, abc7news.com. lock for the finney's friday free stuff page and we'll get you both of these items.
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>> a cultural curator, michael. >> well speaking of culture, michael, have you heard a royal we had something hours away. >> that's right. and that means some whack were products are getting the royal treatment as well. we'll have that next. >> first we want to thank heidi for this pictures from menlo park, lovely with the crescent moon over the tree. share the pictures with abc 7
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john chiang's father came it'here with little money,on. but big dreams for a better future. now john has a chance to make history. a champion of the underdog, john took on wells fargo when it ripped off working families. and against the odds, he helped saved california from financial disaster during the great recession. ...leaving more to invest in progressive priorities like education, healthcare and affordable housing. john chiang. the proven, progressive leader we need for california's future.
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loves halloween. >> and michigan football. she is from a really small town. no rush how flew her world change. >> she tackles bay area traffic like a boss. >> she has secret traffic fighting powers. >> it's a better day when you beat the traffic. better days start here. abc 7 mornings. i ma daetz coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> if we did to our dog what people did to a baby calf at the rodeo. >> outrage from the i-team. the two events have active afting promming the big protest in years. >> what does your passport. the rule change scrambling for a new head shot.
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all thatten more coming up at 6:00. >> you probably inventory heard about this but the countdown on on to the royal we hadding. >> you can see the clock in the right-hand side of the screen there. we are 10.5 hours away. >> many people are trying to get on with with the royal with off beat offerings. >> the havre you can get harry and meetingle party masks put that on your face and have fun opinion and the bez. >> or the swimsuit with where image. >> and the markle sparkle marijuana. >> special coverage of the royal wedding starts at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow morning right here on abc 7. so set your alarms or dvr. >> tune in it's fun to watch sfl world news tonight with david muir coming up neck. >> for all of us here we appreciate your time.
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we'll see you again in half an hour. tonight another horrific school shooting. the deadly scene playing out in texas. >> he's been shot. >> police saying an armed student opening fire on classmates and teachers. at least ten people killed. several wounded. police now revealing they have discovered explosive devices placed in and around the school. also, what we're learning about 2 the suspect at this hour. a fellow student, a 17-year-old and two persons of interest being interviewed by authorities. what police have now found. the deadly plane crash in cuba tonight. a boeing 737 going down after take off. more than 100 people on board. tonight we learn at least three survivors pulled from the wreckage alive. the major scare at the trump resort near miami. the suspect walking

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