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the government releases a stunning finding this morning, the tesla that crashed on 101 in mountain view in march was accelerating in the final seconds before slamming into a barrier killing the driver. thank you for joining us. this finding raises questions about tesla's auto pilot system and what actions drivers need to take. matt keller is live near the crash scene with the details, matt? >> reporter: yeah, kristen, a lot of new information from the prelame their report. we are driving where the crash
took place, southbound 101 to the interchange for 85. this was the road that walter wong was traveling on when the crash happened on march 23rd. 38-year-old walter was killed in the crash. the notable information, though, that came from the report shows the auto pilot system on the model x was engaged in four separate occasions in huang's trip. we already knew the han not on the wheel at the time of the crash, but data shows he did not brake or steer away from the barrier separating the connecter ramp with 101. this is also new. they discovered the model x accelerated in the time seconds before the crash going from 62 miles per hour to 70.8 miles per hour before impact. his widow said that the suv's
auto pilot would tesla says if you drive with the auto pilot hardware you are 3.7 times less likely to be involved in an accident. we posted the report from ntsb on our website, thank you so much. we have a number of reports about the crash on abc 7 news, and click on sections an i-team to find them. new this morning, lawyers for colin kaepernick say plan to subpoena trump and pence to see if they played a role in keeping kaepernick from getting a new job. they want to see what trump, pence, and other officials said in direct discussions with nfl owners about kaepernick's free
agency and protests during the national anthem. kaepernick was the first player to sit, and later kneel during the anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice. he sued the nfl claiming the owners colluded on not signing him to a new contract. in a few hours, san francisco election officials will update us on the race for san francisco mayor. two days after the election, the context -- contest is s is s iss close to call. leno holds a razor thin lead with over 1100 more votes than breed. roughly 75% of kim's voters ranked leno above london breed, pushing leno ahead although breed caught more votes in the first round. candidates have different views on the instant runoff system.
>> this is what we're dealing with, so for now we're stuck with it. >> promotes positive campaigning because if i want your second vote, i'm not going to drop a bomb on you. we saw that in this race as well. >> 13,000 ballots came in yesterday alone. those postmarked on or before election day are valid as long as they arrive by tomorrow. more results are on abc7news.com. the two men facing off for a california governor in the november election are not wasting any time getting their messages out. democrat newsom and cox spoke why they are the best leader for california. they agree on the 12 cent a gallon gas tax that state lawmakers approved last year. republicans are trying to repeal it this november. >> just looking for short term gains and my opponent will make that a big issue, but offers no
alternative. >> fix the cause of the problem. it's the special interest corruption, waste of money at cal trans. that's what i'm devoted to when i'm governor. president trump tweeted congratulations to cox yesterday for moving on to the general election, and he said, please campaign for him as much as possible. the sheriff office needs help tracking down a homicide suspect. the homicide took place june 1st near cherry street. police say the suspect was driving this dark blue or jeep grand cherokee, possibly a 2016 model. the victim, 22-year-old lopez was shot in another peek and later pronounced dead in a nearby hospital. anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's office. honolulu, hawaii could be the first u.s. city to cap how
much uber and lyft charges in peak hours. it would prevent surge pricing if increased rates are higher than the maximum fare set by the city. uber said the bill is unnecessary putting the availability of the service there at risk. >> personally, i'd like a cap, but, you know, free market will decide what carrier we use. if uber is too much, i'll use the other guy. >> the mayor opposes a cap. ten days to sign the bill, veto it, or it becomes law without his signature. a major detour. there's a gas pipe replacement project on st. marys road between south lucille lane. this is not the first time drivers in the area have faced major delays. abc 7 news reporter is live now with details, kcornelkor
>> reporter: this pipeline projects getting underway right now, in fact, crews cutting into the concrete at any moment for a long stretch so st. marys road will be closed for months. >> the detours are that way, go back down to that road. >> reporter: confusing morning for drivers who had not heard st. marys road is closed. did you expect this? >> i did not. >> reporter: tony st. nicholas is trying to get to work. how are you going to work today? >> i don't know. i was hoping you were going to tell me. >> reporter: the signs have been posted for weeks. pge replaced a vintage gas transmission pipeline on st. marys road on south lucille lane. the closures are daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >> we're going to be replacing approximately 6,000 feet of line, replacing the existing
line installed in 1952. >> reporter: they chose this as the one mile stretch for the project will happen underneath st. marys' road. this homeowner is ready for a very long summer. >> it's work that needs to be done. glad they are doing it, and, certainly, we all just need to adjust and make the best of it. >> reporter: but? >> it is a little inconvenient. >> reporter: folks around here are used to detours. two years ago, a sink hole inconvenienced drivers for more than a year until it was repaired. >> we really appreciate the customers' partience on this. >> reporter: it's expected to be done august 21st. back live, the police chief just told me more than 10,000 cars travel on stach. marys road dai. tomorrow, it's closed from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to allow people to get to the graduation. we're live, abc 7 news. >> thank you. new at 11:00, the bay area's
home to six of the ten most polluted beaches in the state. that's according to heal the bay, an environmental nonprofit. here are the beaches in order from most polluted to least. lakeshore park, marina lagoon, linda mar, san mateo, roos and cowell beach, and surfers beach. this poses a significant health risk and you could contract illnesses. the a's put out word on two special events this weekend at the coliseum. tomorrow, the a's hold their annual pride night. it includes a pre-game party in the tree house at 5:00. fans entering through gate a receive an exclusive a's pride night wearable flag. on sunday, it's north bay day, a special event honoring those affected by the 2017 northern california wildfires.
the a's handed out free tickets to some 3,000 residents in the north bay and also recognize firefighters and first responders before the game. after decades behind bars, a grandmother is now free thanks to the president and kardashian. plus, other people who may be on the pardon list. a video difficult to watch. what happened to the arizona police officers who beat this man do if you're looking for anon for incredible selection of the brands you love, this season's newest trends for a fraction of what you'd pay at department stores, ♪ you gotta go to ross
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today is johnson's first day as a free woman in 21 years, grandmother whose life sentence president trump commuted after being convinced by reality star kim kardashian. here's more on the president's pardoning power own who else may be on the list. >> reporter: sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parol. >> it's an amazing feeling especially just being with my family again. >> reporter: today, her first full day as a free woman. after the president commuted alice johnson's sentence on drug charges. this morning, president trump tweeted, good luck to alice johnson, have a wonderful life. the 63-year-old great grandmother in prison since 1996 after attempting to distribute cocaine, a nonviolent first time drug offense. >> i feel like i not only paid my dealt but overpaid debt for
the crimes committed, but i'm thankful. i'm not bitter about it. i'm happy it's come to an end. >> reporter: the reality tv show lobbied for her release tweeting in response, best news ever. this follows the pardon of controversial conservative fimaker who pled guilty to making illegal campaign contributions and floated the iea for martha stewart and the former illinois governor convicted of charges. aids believe he's grasps for names he nose as they lobby for consideration of unknown americans like ms. johnson behind bars for nonviolence crimes. sources told abc news they expect the list to grow saying he's doing it his way and likes seeing how quick the process has been. the pardons raised questions in hopes of the those tangled in the russian probe by the special counsel. earlier, the wife of a former
trump campaign aide who pled guilty to the probe appealed to the president directly saying, i hope and ask president trump to pardon him. abc news, washington. four police officers in mesa, arizona are on leave after surveillance video showed them beating an unarmed man. we're going to warn you, the images are very difficult to watch. last month. the 33-year-old johnson was leaning against a wall looking at his phone. officers rushed in, beating johnson before he falls to the ground. officers say this happened because he refused to sit down when they told him to, the police chief did not like what he saw. >> the level of force is troubling. certainly, at first glaps this lo -- glance this looks like a mistake. >> the officers were responding to a report of domestic violence car involving another man johnson was was at the apartment building. he suffered head and chest trauma and his friend face
charges including disorderly conduct. new at 11:00, former 49er wide receiver owens is not attending his hall of fame induction ceremony in august. he issued a statement publicly declining the invitation saying he wishes to celebrate what will be the most memorable days of his life elsewhere. owens previously expressed anger at the hall's selection committee after being passed over in the first and second years of eligibility. if you ride uni, good news. the reason your commute will get easier starting
now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> what you heard there is the power of mother nature. this massive tornado touching down in wyoming last night. the "casper star tribune" so no reports of danger or injury. it was over an open field so that is why it is dark picking up dirt. that's what you want to see, out in the middle of nowhere, no harm to anybody. graduations, here we go, at 4:00, hornets are out, 62 degrees, sun and breezy, down to 60, not bad. up in skyline, we got a little bit later so l -- titans there. here's a look from emeryville, it's clear everywhere, mostly sunny, highs struggling again
today, 5 to 12 degrees below average. lighter breezes, warm eer temperatures tomorrow, and the heat is on next week. the golden gate, folks walking, winds pick up this afternoon. it's going to be especially breezy over the ocean and bay. caution there. nice to be in the yard today, yard work or just relaxing, here's that small craft advisory at 1:00 when the fastest winds gust up at 30 miles per hour until 9:00 this evening. temperatures, upper 60s, low 70s in the south bay. peaking in the low to mid-60s across most of the peninsula. palo alto at 67. 50s on the coast, 60s downtown, and south san francisco, and mid-60s by the golden gate. 70s in the north bay. east bay, we have temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, and to the east bay valleys, bonly uppr 60s. low to mid-70s elsewhere.
a look from the camera, you can see the trees on the road swaying on the sea breeze keeping the summer heat away again. temperatures at 8:00, 55-60, and look at that, by midnight, in the mid-50s, on the way to, you know, it's been steady in the overnight hours like it's been in the amp, upper 40s, mid-50s, clouds in the same areas we dealt with this morning. here's a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. what you're going to notice when the winds back up a little bit, temperatures warm back to average friday. we got a new batch of cool winds for saturday, so temperatures are a lot like today, and then sunday, the winds back off again and temperatures rebound to friday's levels, but then the winds go away for a while, at least away from the coast where you're in the 60s, rest in the mid-80s to near 100 tuesday and around 80 to the mid-90s inland wednesday, and it could go on for days after that, kristen. >> okay. thanks for the heads up, mike. appreciate it. relief for commuters in san
francisco. muni runs new trains with new cars wednesday. they just got safety certification for the longer trains. this change eases crowding on the lines, and more multicar trains should hit the rails next month. they are awaiting camera equipment that's stuck in customs right now in china. this is what sf gate calls san francisco's mostxpensive listing of the year so far. here it is. russian hill home listed at $25 million located at 2626 larkin street near it's six levels, elevator, 9600 square feet, five baths, four car garage, gym area, media room, barbecue, and pizza oven, led lighting, and the roof there. we have a rooftop terrace as
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everyday when we go to work we want everyone to work safely and come home safely. i live right here in auburn, i absolutely love this community. once i moved here i didn't want to live anywhere else. i love that people in this community are willing to come together to make a difference for other people's lives. together, we're building a better california. excited from last night's warriors game, right?
this is why they wanted k.d. this is why k.d. wanted the warriors, dubs took down the cavaliers and need just one more to clench a third nba title in four years. durant poured in 43 points like a dagger with less than one minute to go. >> kevin way outside, delivers! kevin durant from downtown! it's a six point game. >> what a game for k.d. check out the freeze frame after that huge three. they are screaming with joy, and durant is cool as ever. the final score, 110-102, and after the game, our own deon lamb caught up with parents of players, including andre, and klay thompson photo bombed the shot. why not, right? life is good when you are up 3-0, and no nba team has ever come back from a three game deficit. at noon, tickets go on the watch party for the tomorrow
night's game, and four of the nba finals in cleveland. cost $20, and parking is $30. a portion of the proceeds go to the aeg oakland community foundation and warriors community fund. you know abc 7 is the only place to watch the finals presented by youtube tv. game four tomorrow, pregame at 5:00, and coverage at 5:30 with a tipoff at 6:00. all right. have a great day. bye bye. go warriors.
>> welcome to american pride week, where we're playing our game with some truly remarkable people who do amazing work without ever getting the credit they deserve. today, we're finally giving them their due and hopefully, a whole lot of cash. this is "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody, welcome to the show. american pride week. you guys ready to go? [cheers and applause] well, let's welcome our first american pride contestant, a weapons instructor in the united states air force. from las vegas, nevada, dustin mccauley. [cheers and applause] how long have you been in the air force? >> oh, man, 2004. so 13 years. >> well, going on 13 years, congratulations. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for everything you've done for our country and hopefully what we