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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. >> five shot dead at the capital, this is the front page of a maryland newspaper just hours after its newsroom was ripped apart by gunfire. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze in for alma daetz. they are wondering why he targeted the newspaper. >> he made threats to the capital gazette online. >> reporter: he made threats against the newspaper as recently as today. he showed up armed with a shotgun firing at people all who worked at the newspaper. a gunman opening fire inside the gazette newspaper. >> several shots have been fired, possible shotgun at least ten shots heard. >> reporter: multiple law enforcement agencies rushing to
the scene. police there within 60 seconds of the first calls for help. >> all unit, your transmissions. do we have any kind of intel on our shooter? >> white male with ponytail. >> reporter: phil davis a reporter on twitter gave descriptions tweeting, gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. can't say much more and don't want to declare, but it's bad. tere is nothing more per identifying hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and here the gunman reload. >> first victim wendy winters. second victim rebecca smith. third victim robert. fishman. and the 5th victim and john mcna meredith a. >> reporter: 170 people evacuated safely seen with their hands outside. officers not hesitating to ent
gunman telling abc7 news they recovered the shotgun on the scene. >> it was very scary because you wouldn't think something would happen to you at work. >> reporter: authorities have tentatively identified the suspect jared ramos. he may have targeted the newspaper over a lawsuit for defamation he filed in 2015. in annapolis, maryland, janai norman, abc7 news. >> janai, thank you very much. a gofundme site is raising money to pay for family expenses. and sadly funerals. staff will be consulted before any money is spent. find a lichk on our website, abc7news.com. >> happening now, a grass fire broke out along the benicia vallejo border tonight shutting down all lanes of 580. lisa is live with the very latest. lisa? >> reporter: kristen, right now eastbound lanes are open so traffic is moving normally, but as you can see behind me, westbound, fire trucks are still in the roadways. that means one lane is still
closed. fire crews rushed to benicia state park where a fire started in a eucalyptus grove and burned fast. it burned 7 acres before reaching eastbound interstate 780. the wind carried the fire to the median and then across all westbound lanes and burned another acre nearby. benicia fire called for back up which arrived from five different agencies. travis air force base brought in water because water was nowhere near this fire which was starting to threaten structures. >> the time of year and location, i was surprised how aggressively it was burning. for it to jump the multi-lane freeway that quick, and we had houses and structures threaten, that was my biggest concern. we went to a second and immediately to a third alarm at that point based on the threat. >> reporter: at first it was just smoke that was causing visibility problems on the highway. but once the fire reached it, authorities knew they had to shut it down.
and it is not clear what started this fire, but crews will be here through the night keeping a close eye on things. live in benicia, lisa amin galician, abc7 news. >> thank you. a murder case could be close to being solved. abc7 news reporter amanda del castillo is live outside his apartment with more. amanda? >> reporter: dan, steve crawford had been a long-time suspect in this case, one that surrounding the brutal murder of allison rosati list perry, only 19 years old back then. today the santa clara county sheriff's office questioned crawford previously. the latest interrogation happening just recently. >> it comes with great hahn earn to announce we solved the 43-year-old cold case. >> reporter: the man responsible, the former stanford security guard who made the call to police after claiming he
found arliss perry's dead body inside memorial church. steve crawford had since remained a suspect in the case. >> nothing ever cleared him. there was just not enough evidence to charge him with a crime. >> reporter: that was until technological improvements linked dna evidence found on perry's clothes to crawford. thursday morning sheriff's deputies attempted to serve him with a warrant at his apartment, but he shot himself before making direct contact with deputies. >> before the gunshot went off, we were getting surrounded by the cops. we heard the helicopter. >> reporter: neighbors remained critical of his actions, from 1974 and from the man taking his own life where they live. >> he should have just turned himself in instead of having other people be in danger knowing that he has done what he has done. >> reporter: as the 43-year-old cold case comes to a investigation into crawford and any possible connections he might have to other murders is just beginning. after 43 years of questions, a
family and community have some closure. >> a mother and father lost a daughter. a husband lost a wife. >> reporter: now, sheriff smith said her office hasn't found anything perry and crawford knew each other. we are expecting another update from her office sometime tomorrow. i'm reporting live in san jose tonight. amanda de amanda dil castillo, abc7 news. >> manda, thank you. a cold case has been solved. abc7 stanford reporter had this. >> she's been horribly violated. it sounds satanic. >> reporter: sylvia avalos baldwin graduated from stanford in 1974. at the time of the arliss perry murder she had a job on campus and would frequently visit the famous memorial church where
perry was found brutalized. >> you think, oh, my god, it could have been me. >> reporter: the stanford daily article punish lished after the weekend murder includes details about steve crawford, the security guard who fame perry dead and became a suspect. baldwin remembered how had he life at stanford changed in an instant. >> there was some maniac out there. all of a sudden you were being told, don't walk alone at night. >> reporter: 43 years later new dna technology led detectives back to crawford. golden state killer investigator paul holtz explains why dna is so crucial when it comes to solving cold cases. >> you are now dealing with human life-spans and so people that you are investigating or witnesses that you want to talk to, they have passed away during that time. >> reporter: holtz said there have been major advances in dna recovery and profile development. kate larson, abc7 news. >> and you'll want to stay with
abc7 news and abc7news.com for the very latest developments in this case. you can also download the abc7 news app and enable push alerts to get breaking news any time. >> an oakland teenager who was at the center of a national debate over what defines death has died. in 2013 jahai math was declared dead following throat surgery. her family moved her to new jersey where she was kept breathing with a ventilator and feeding tube. tonight her family's attorney announced she was removed from the machines june 22nd after suffering internal bleeding from surgery for an intestinal problem. mcmath's body will be flown back to the bay area next week. her brain will be used for research. >> a 9-year-old boy was burned today during a science experiment at the summer camp scientopia blue oaks school at the city of napa. the boy's clothes caught on fire while staff were conducting the
experiment. counselors tried to put out the flames and called 911. the boy was air lifted to the u.c. davis air center. he is listed as being in stable condition. >> we have surveillance video showing the car san francisco police say is responsible for a hit and run that left a pedi cab driver in critical condition. we reported that accident to you last night. police say the driver of this gold honda civic 4 door was swerving through traffic before striking the pedi cab traveling southbound on the embarcadero. they are asking any witness to the accident to please come forward. >> well, it caused a salad scare nationwide. the fda just revealed the cause of that deadly e. coli outb>> s cleaning crews have seen it all. we are going to tag along to find out what they face when dealing with the city's homeless. >> you know, thanksgiving 2004 was the tsa's busiest day ever. why that record may fall tomorrow.
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abc7 news is teaming up with dozens of media outlets for the san francisco homeless project. it's a joint effort that aims to hold leaders accountable for the city's serious homeless problem. tonight abc7 morning's anchor natasha reports on some of the people who have the most frequent contact with the city's homeless and why they see so many encampments out there on the streets. >> reporter: before the sun comes up, crews from the san francisco department of public works are hard at work cleaning the city's streets. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: and that includes clearing homeless encampments that have popped up.
it's a scene repeated all around the city, according to the department of homelessness and supportive housing, 7500 people currently call the streets of san francisco home. >> nearly a quarter of the bay area homeless population is squeezed into just 49 square miles. guillermo perez is a supervisor who over sees those daily clean ups of the department of public works. he's been cleaning the streets >> we see people with mental health issues, with drug addiction problems. >> reporter: he says he's seen it all. >> from mouse droppings to unsanitary conditions. some people that are hoarding, illegal activities that take place in some of these encampments, whether it's illegal sex trade, drug selling. >> reporter: police keep a watchful eye over the situation because workers say they never know what they're going to find. >> we have came toosig these human beings, many at the point. >> i have encountered people i've went to school with and it
really breaks my heart to see these people in these kind of conditions. >> reporter: the city has been cracking down on the tent encampments which forces individuals to find new places to take cover. >> well, we're seeing a lot more families in campers, a lot more elderly people in campers. >> reporter: she's been with dpw 24 years. they cloer the sidewalk of growing recreational vehicles lining the city streets. she said she can relate to many of the homeless in the encampment. she used to be one of them. >> i couldn't make it on my own. my daughter and my dog slept in my car. >> reporter: her time on the streets were short lived, but it was long enough to understand what many are going through. >> i feel for them, you know. a lot of times i understand how they became homeless because, you know, i was homeless. >> reporter: when others' trash becomes someone's prized
possession, she has to step in and help them decide what to keep and what to throw out. >> downsize their immediate things, their clothing, food, documents and bedding. we allow them to take those things because they need them regardless of where they're going to go. >> reporter: some of the individuals tessa and guillermo meet take them up on their offer. most do not. they pick up their camp and move to another block where the street cleaning cycle will continue another day. natasha, abc7 news. >> dirty water appears to be the cause of a row r romaine lettuce outbreakha kille ooand dminaud yuma, arizona. samples taken from the water show the same genetic fingerprint as the outbreak strain. no nearby farms were implicated, but so many people stopped eating lettuce after that and hopefully people feel safe to go back. >> all right. on to the weather, we are in for
some spectacular comfortable weather, but first we have to go through some uncomfortable weather. >> right. you can find comfort along the coast, right, sandhya? that's the good thing about the bay area. >> we have our summer micro climates, dan and kristen. if you're inland the next two days, doppler 7 showing you nothing but clear skies except near half moon bay. we have a little bit of fog there. temperatures in the 50s and the 60s. so it is mild outside tonight and a look at a live picture from our south beach camera looking at sales force tower in the center of the screen there. warming trend continues the next two days with triple digits for hot spots on saturday and do expect the dry gusty winds and high fire danger so something to keep an eye out on. definitely be aware of your surroundings in the coming days as fires that do develop will spread rapidly. heat is going to build quickly. walnut creek tomorrow, 59 degrees. look how warm it gets later in the afternoon. we're up to 93 degrees.
it's going to be a rapid warming trend. today we ease you into it. it was warmer around the bay area, but not the case tomorrow. do want to show you the warning for friday and saturday. elevated fire danger especially for parts of lake and solano counties, also the north bay mountains. low humidity inland and heat illnesses are possible. so be aware of this as we head into that time period. i want to show you the red-flag warning right now. you'll see that the red-flag warning is in effect for lake and sonoma counties, also for the north bay mountains. 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. friday through 11:00 p.m., lake and mendocino county. lake and solano starting tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. humidity between 10 and 20%. fires that do develop will spread rapidly. i want to show you the trend for the relative humidity. tomorrow morning it's still elevated. as you head into the afternoon hours, notice the humidity levels are in the teens in
places like fairfield and clear lake under that red-flag warning. tomorrow morning temperatures in the 40s and the 50s, everyone clear except right near the san mateo covert. we'll have a few patches of fog around. for the afternoon it will be a mild day. 67 in half moon bay. 72 in san francisco. not so mild heading inland. 94 fairfield, concord 95 in antioch. 86 in san jose. so really a warmer day there. oakland 78 degrees, 93 in santa rosa, mid 90s clover daily and ukiah. it heats up inland. clover dale to clear lake, fairfield and antioch. once again, because our summer means microclimates, sea breeze will keep the temperatures in the 60s along the coast. accuweather seven-day forecast 90s to 100 saturday, areas baking in the heat. heat mod rates on friday and we'll have typical spread on sunday, excuse me, our typical spread on monday with cooler
tomorrow could become the busiest air travel day ever. that's according to the tsa. this is a live look at sfo. the agency usually screens about 2.2 million passengers nationwide every day, but they could exceed 2.6 million friday for the 4th of july holiday. that's a lot of people. >> all right, going to be busy in the air. all right. mindy is here with sports tonight. two of my favorite things, basketball and baseball. >> it was a great day for local collegiate players.
>> announcer: abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> kevin durant has h said repeatedly he intends to remain with the warriors. still with the nba free agency period starting this weekend, it's no surprise his name still comes up. k.d. to l.a. with l.b.j., i'm not buying it. steven a. smith said he received two phone calls from sources who told him lebron james reached out to the back to back finals
mvp to gain his interest in joining him with the lakers. k.d.'s response? he laughed. the giants missed out on sweeping the rockies, but finished their ten game home stand with 7 and 10 record. not bad. they know a thing or two about winning 11 championships between these two gentleman. two hits for alan hanson. he brings in two, and look who is there waving him in. look out, ron. i think kerr might be practicing for his next career as third base coach. giants up 8-7 at that point, sam dyson in to close. he gives up a two-run shot. the rockies win this one 9-8 final. giants starting tomorrow night. the a's 8 and 2 on their road trip. a's were down 2-nothing in the third. boot to right. a chopper to right. and chris davis boots it to
center. all of those rbi singles. the a's win 4-2. they will host cleveland starting friday. game three of the college world series, arkansas and oregon state winner takes all. oregon state sets a college world series record. he had 17 total hits. three for four in game three with two rbi and that gives oregon state a 3-0 lead. it was freshman kevin able going the distance. he retired the last 20 batters, striking out the last one. 129 pitches and everyone pile on. oregon state wins 5-0 and takes their third college world series title. cal first base man andrew vaughn wins the golden spikes award from the top amateur player. the santa rosa native is the first cal player to win the award. the sophomore had an 819 slugging percentage. the highest in cal history. he led with a 4 of 2 batting average, and third with 63 rbi. he made the pac-12 all defensive
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