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thp and there is still conferencing and messaging going on right now in the courtroom as to whether this deal will go forward or not. harris was in the courtroom consulting with his attorneys. it's thought the deal would spare victims and the families an emotionally tough trial. >> they intend to put on pictures of the victims that burn. and everyone will be crying and screaming. and so everyone wanted to eliminate that ordeal. >> there's already been anguish, turmoil. you got to think about it. i mean for years we sat back and mourned our loved ones. >> reporter: so a criminal trial was set to begin july 16th. it may still go forward. it may not. that's what we are waiting to
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hear right now. there would likely be 75 or more witnesses called to the stand. the trial could last up to six months. now, i talked to an attorney representing 12 of the ghost ship fire victims. she said they are relieved and happy to hear that there might be a plea deal in the case. so at least the defendant spent some time in jail. as you heard, the other man we spoke to said he was upset at hearing there might be a plea deal. right now, as i speak prosecutors and defense attorneys are negotiating behind this door, just behind me here in the courthouse. and we are expecting to get word soon on whether or not this plea deal is going forward. if both defendants agree to 8 years in prison. reporting live in oakland, leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> leslie, thank you. of course if the plea deal goes through we will cover that on abc7news.com. in fact you will find extensive coverage online there. also video from inside the building and images of the 36
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people who perished in the fire. new details are coming in on the 1974 cold case that led detectives to a san jose apartment yesterday. their prime suspect, steve crawford, shot and killed himself during that encounter. we are learning that crawford had suicide on his mind for some time, as it turns out. abc 7 news reporter david louie is live at the santa clara county sheriff's department with more on this, david. >> reporter: dan sheriff's detectives hoped to gain insight perhaps incriminaling evidence upon entering the apartment of crawford. instead they found details of his objection with the 1974 murder case and about his own fate. the two most intriguing items detectives recovered from the suspect's studio apartment, the jacket cover of the book, the ultimate evil which detailed the brutal murder of 19-year-old arliss perry and a 2-year-old suicide note believed to have been written after he was
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interviewed by a sheriff's office detective. crawford used a large recover to shoot himself in the head as he lay in bed. he stalled detectives at the door trying to serve him a warn by saying he needed to get dressed. the 67-year-old's sister of arliss perry told me by phone this brings closure to her. >> it does for me. high mom i'm not so sure. i mean, she is 88 years old and struggling with the why, i think. and i said, you know, mom, i don't think we're ever going to know the why. >> reporter: even as dna finally provided the breakthrough link to tie crawford to the 44-year-old case. sheriff lawyery smith agrees the motive remains a mystery. >> well never know the reason. i believe a crime of opportunity. >> perry's body was found at the altar at memorial church by crawford a campus security guard. he said he locked up the church that october night in 1974 then discovered the body early the next morning. she had been killed by an ice pick to the head.
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he she had been sexually molested yet it took 44 years until investigators could use dna to pin the crime on crawford. >> i thauls believed it was an insider because it took a while for the insider to lay her out the way she was done. this was somebody who was not going to be interrupted. >> reporter: a sad note about the family of murder victim, arliss perry. her 91-year-old father died three months ago. his dying wish was to find out who had killed his daughter and which. but he never got that wish. we have also learned that arliss's then husband, renowned psychologist dr. bruce perry is relieved by the break in the case. live in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the pawnee fire burning in lake county is now 5 a% contained. that's according to calfire. the blaze has been burning since saturday. it's burned nearly 14,000 acres.
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firefighters are flown into remote parts of the zone to work on containment lines. the number of structures destroyed stands at 22, including homes. evacuation orders for the double eagle and spring valley neighborhoods lifted yesterday. firefighters will be on high alert this weekend in the bay area. the national weather service put out the tweet. there is a red flag warning again starting tonight for parts of the north bay. it comes with a warning that any fire is capable of spreading rapidly, much like we saw last weekend in lake county. >> when we talk about red flag warnings that usually means two things in terms of the weather. it's going to be hot and windy. >> for a look at what's prompting the warning including the conditions let's check in with spencer christian. you are right about the two conditions that will add to the -- to a windy and hot, dry, hot and windy. a look at the red flag warning up in lake and solano counties, the red flag warning is in effect and will be until 5:00 a.m. sunday. and the remainder of those areas in red, including the north bay
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mountains, mendocino county, some east bay hills, those areas will be under red flag warning from 11:00 p.m. tonight to 11:00 p.m. tomorrow. gusts may reach 40-mile-per-hour relatived humidity down to 10 to 20%. of course the heat. right now we are looking at surface wind across the bay area from 12 to 21-mile-per-hour which okayly higher gusts. the 24 hour temperature change shows 14 degrees warm ner concord. 13 degrees warm inned novato. and all around the bay area we see the temperatures rise. and just to give you an idea how hot it's going to be foam in the inland hot spots, the north by and inland east by. a 1-planner. 8:00 tomorrow morning already in the mid-80s in many inland jury areas. by noon highs in the upper 90s. between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. high temperatures in many of our inland areas, especially inland hot spots above 100 degrees nol even cooling down below 90 at
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8:00 p.m. i'll a lack at the forecast later. >> new details emerging about a deadly shooting inside that maryland newsroom. we now have a picture showing th handcuffs being led away. abc news reporter janae norman is on the scene in annapolis. >> reporter: new details about the gunman. armed with a siong and smoke grenades who authorities say targeted a newsroom. >> we brought to the judge's attention the evidence that suggested a coordinated attack, the barricading of a back door, and the use of -- of a tactical approach and hunting down and shooting the innocent victims in this case. >> the suspect, jared ramos. working for the newspapers. wendi winters as publication editor. editorial gerald fischman rebecca smith and editor and
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columnist rob hiaasen. >> that was a targeted attack. >> ramos sued the paper for defamation in 2012 after the gazette reported on his guilty plea in a stalking case in 2011. the lawsuit was dismissed. but a retired editor for the gazette says for years ramos made threats on social media. >> we had contacted the police to pursue one particular comment in which he wished me dead. >> police revealing the threats continued until his as recently as thursday. and they investigated ramos before. >> in may of '13 we had a situation where annual threatening comments were made. we had a detective assigned to investigate it. >> reporter: at this point investigators say ramos is not cooperating or providing answers to any questions surrounding the shooting. he is held behind bars without bond. a judge saying he finds ramos to be a danger to the community. abc news,polis, maryland. former california governor arnold schwarzenegger took to
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twitter to vest condolences np. a series of tweets he didn't always agree with the media but journalists are strong allies of our democracy. schwarzenegger says his career would have been impossible without the media. we now have the 911 audio of a woman known on social media as permit patty when she called 911 on an 8-year-old girl selling water in san francisco. take a listen. >> this is 911 what's the kmkt location. >> high, i have someone that doesn't have a vendor permit that that's selling water across from the ballpark. >> okay one second let me transfer you to the police department hang on. >> great, thank you. >> many people on social media believes this was a racial incident as the 8-year-old girl is black. but the woman named alisyn ettel says she was only pretending because the noise the girl was making. she has since ceo of
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her can't did you say bus company and the girl satisfies family says she was raising money to visit disneyland. environmentalist and protesters protested against a planned visit by scott pruitt. they say they wanted to be as loud as possible to deliver a clear message to pruitt. they say he is rolling back laws. the chief slipped through a back door away from protesters. >> trump said he was draining the swamp. instead what he did was put people like scott pruitt who is clearly the most corrupt, the most blatantly pro polluter. >> i think there are some good people out there. i've offered to pete with four or five in the next week or two. i want five of them meet with me quietly where they can talk about the issues. >> stoker whom you heard from is sixth weeks into his new job at epa boss of the pacific southwest region which includes the bay area. he says pruitt is in the bay area to meet with staff. former president obama continued his california tour at
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a fund raise ner atherton with today. he arrived in the bay area this morning after his first stop in los angeles. former president obama spoke at the home of liz simons, the daughter of hedge fundest donatn needed to hear the former president's thoughts, $10,000. a boy seriously injured at a bay area science camp. new at 4:00 we take you inside the classroom where this happened plus -- >> it's stairy because it's preventible injury. >> what's happening at south bay pools prompting a warning from doctors. and the future of lebron james. we have a hint about whether he will wear a new jersey next season. and let's look outside on this friday as a lot of people are starting to think about the fourth of july, maybe heading out of town. it's slow going in both directions. beuslways is onbut tlbiseg. stay with us, abc 7 news
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common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, indigestion, and constipation. side effects can lead to dehydration, which may cause kidney problems. change the course of your treatment. ask your doctor about victoza®. breaking news out of concord. a large grass fire threatens homes forcing evacuations. it start add half hour ago near ignacio valley and could youle roads. sky7 is live above the fear fire. you can see the smoke pouring in from several areas. stay with abc 7 news for updates on the breaking news. >> you can see the development to the left of where we have that green distance marker for you. >> this is near lime ridge, the woodlands area. and as you can see a lot of area scorched. >> all right we continue to follow that. meantime a 9-year-old napa
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boy is recovering after he was burned by a chemistry experience gone wrong. >> the accident happened at a city run summer camp for kids. today there are a lot of questions about why it happened. >> our reporter coronell bernhard is live in with the story. coronell. >> reporter: that accident happened at a school just across the street. the boy was air lifted to uc davis burn center in sacramento. listed in stable conditions. meantime the chemistry camp is cancelled until investigators figure out what went wrong. >> this is the napa classroom where a week-long chemistry camp for kids ages 8 to 12 was happening. but on thursday a science experiment demonstration went wrong. >> something happened. there was a fire. unfortunately a young man, 9-year-old was burned. >> the 9-year-old boy and eight other kids were watching instructors conduct the sugar snake kbugs experiments like this. it's what happens we baking soda and sugar is lit on fire.
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>> it's never done anything like this before. >> the class taut by the discovery center. michelle dahlberg has been the director since 2013. he didn't witness it but says safety measures were followed. >> the kids were standing about 5 feet away from the experiment. the boy's shirt caught on fire process. and my staff reacted promptly to get him down to stop drop and roll. >> staff called 911. paramedics took the boy to the hospital. >> has an accident like this ever happened before. >> no. >> chemistry camp was cans o cancelled friday. >> they're on hold right now. we suspended any future camps until we can determine the outcome of the investigation. >> we will review all of our experiments for additional safety measures. we absolutely wish him the best possible recovery. >> reporter: that little boy will recover we are told. no one else was hurt. the napa fire department is investigating the accident. . they don't believe anything criminal took place.
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but they will be recreating this sugar snake experiment to determine what exactly might have happened here. families whose kids attend the chemistry camp are offered full refunds today. live in napa. >> thanks very much. as the weather warms up. health officials in santa clara county are already seeing a spike in children drowning and also near drowning. compared to last year. >> abc 7 news reporter chris wynn has the story from san jose. >> reporter: at the camden community center families soak up the fun as temperatures begin to climb. but just a little more than a week into summer health officials in santa clara county are warning the public about an alarming spike. >> really want to make sure everyone is vigilant about the possibility of drowning and making sure children stay safe around water. >> reporter: over the past two months 8 children have been taken to the medical center in san jose to be treated for drowning. sadly two cases were fatal. it's concerning because the
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medical staff has already seen more incidents year to date than for all of 2017. dr. nicole buyer reminds parents to be extra vigilant when the children are in or around the pool. >> it only takes minutes ever time with them dwrungt the water submerged for them to -- the oxygen levels to drop and brain injury to occur. >> the city of san jose has hired more than 40 life guards to staff the pools for the summer. >> they get certified in life guarding, cpr, aed, some of them are wsi that are instructorer was water safety instructor. they go through immense training. >> they are calling on all families to stay alert. >> even though life guards are on duty we want to ensure that parents are attending to their children as well. and making sure they are aware of where they are playing. >> working together to help prevent a future tragedy. in san jose, chris wynn, abc 7
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news. now in santa clara county there were a total ever 18 accidental drownings last year. >> a smat of county beach will get a makeover after tarnished by years of late night raids. abc 7 news was at tunitas creek beak when lawmakers announced the creation of a county park. $5 million of state money will build a ranger station and restrooms. plans call for establishing public access to nearby martin's beach. a silicon valley billow billionaire bought the road leading to the beach and lock the gate blocking public access. >> we shared the desire to have that gate open sunup to sundown so the public can enjoy it every day of the year. >> state officials might try to buy that road through eminent domaine courts have ordered the owner to keep the road open. we reported on that. and of course the owner is fighting the rulings. well all around a lot of people here will be heading to the beach because the weather is
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nice. hot. we want to cool off, spencer. >> i just happen to have a beach forecast for you. how about that. you must be a mind read ner my case a quick read. . look at live doppler 7, a sunny sky and warm to hot all across the bay area right now. a great view from sutro tower looking over san francisco under sunny skies. currently it's 68 degrees here in san francisco. 72 across the bay in oakland. 76 at mountain view. 87 at san jose. 9 at gilroy. 59 at half moon bay. here a view of santa cruz beach. lolts of folks out enjoying it and more this weekend. 93 throughout in santa cruz. 94 at fairfield 91 at livermore. and live have you from the east bay hills looking at clear skies fares this camera can see. and these are the forecast features. warm to hot with triple digit high temperatures in many inland locations tomorrow. along with that we have high fire danger. spare the air alert tomorrow for
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declining air quality. and the heat will east a pit sunday. that's the good news. before we get to that we suffer a little bit of heat. air quality will be poor tomorrow in the inland east bay and santa clara valley thus the spare the air alert tomorrow. on we go to overnight lows under clear skies from coast to inland. highs in the upper 50s right around the bay tonight. highs drop only to the mid-to upper 60s in inland east bay locations. on the coast cooler with lows in the low 50s. and tomorrow's highs under sunny skies will range well 99 in santa raies to 103 at clover dale. 105 at yuk where a. inland east bay 100 to 102. the south bay mid-to upper 90s. the shoerlpp m da good though. indexear that this mine. but temperatures in the 70s in some beach locations even the water temperature not as cool as
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generally. we start saturday night with the forecast animation. notice the low clouds and fog move back up the coastline overnights tomorrow night into sunday morning. but midday sunday we see the marine layer filling in very nicely along the coastline. there will be significant cooling on the coast and around the bay. but even the inland areas see a drop in temperatures in sunday. this week in san francisco it's the jazz festival. how about hot jazz. sunny skies bowing days this weekend in the city with temperatures high temperatures in the 70s. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. after the triple digits widespread inland tomorrow we see temperatures dropping about 10 treeings or so in the inland areas sunday. the same drop around the bay. further cooling gradual on monday. by midweek next week fourth of july, temperatures will be down to 80 degrees inland. only 72 around the by. partly cloudy skies. i think we welcome the change on the cooldown. >> that's a relatively cool fourth of july. >> it is. >> what about fog, visibility at
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night. >> the coastline -- we're watching that for the fireworks. if you want fireworks that -- you can see clearly go inland. >> thank you, spencer. >> thanks very much. oakland mayor libby schaff warned residents earlier this year about immigration raids. the fallout has her preparing for the worst. >> see how a bitter feud led to a sprucing up of public tennis courts in san francisco. and there is no sprucing up this picture. >> right. san jose 101 south leaving the silicon valley is very jammed up right now. you have a lot of people getting away for the july 4th week now. deal talk. right now, you can get my spicy chicken club combo with fries and a drink for just $5.99. that's an amazing deal, jack! hey, thanks, stanley. ow. ...wait, what's happening? stanley! you're deflating! hold me, jack! try my new $5.99 spicy chicken club combo today.
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courting players tomorrow night and deals can be signed next friday. there's a lot of speculation as to where lebron will take the tal zbleents he says family is sporn but also expressed a dire to win championships. possible destinations. including los angeles. the philadelphia 76ers he could choose to stay in cleveland. >> several tennis courts getting an upgrade. >> as jessica castro explains, courts across the city are being resurfaced thanks to a a big donation. >> reporter: no scuffs on the courts they got a makeover. i got a chance to test it out before they opened. >> this is a highlight of the park. >> the courts at mountain lake park in the richmond are the latest to get the resurface. >> they will be open by the july 4th holiday very soon. >> the upgrade is thanks to this guy and his non-profit called san franciscans for sports and recreation. >> it's incredibly important for
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the republican park dp they run programs for ip children at the facilities. >> his non-profit gave the city a large grant. >> the grant we received from san franciscans for sports and recreaks was $850,000. we anticipate resurfacing 20 or so tennis courts with the grant. >> money came from a feud in 2016 with a developer of a private tennis club. hundreds signed a petition to prevent the private club from closing. after the public attention, developers had a change of heart. >> and they fwrd to rebuild our tennis club at the current site with 12 indoor courts. backup but because we lost the 12 outdoor courts they agreed to help us channel money into public facilities to restore tennis courts that's where the money came from. >> reporter: there are 146 tennis courts in all of san francisco. so far they've already done more than 10%. the next locationed planned are in silver terrace.
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>> jessica can play as you can tell. yeah. next on news at four a had you chapter in the issue of families separated. the reunion taking place and the protests planned for the weekend. >> caught on video, an vuf plowing into a barbershop what ha
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ople havd from their homes which are threatened by a large grass fire, as you can see. it's just on the border of a neighborhood with several dozen s in on the border between walnut creek and concord. as you can see from sky map 7, some of the skreets in the area, montecito drive, near woodlands lime ridge. right now firefighters trying to keep it from the homes, pouring water onto large flames. it's hot and windy. neighbors north of the fire are under heavy smoke. neighborhoods i should say. stay with abc 7 news for updates and download the app. as you can see this fire which looked like it was almost out a few minutes ago flared up again. and more grass is burning in this area near the concord, walnut creek border. we will stay on top of this and bring you updates on the news appear and here.
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here are the other stories making headlines at 4:30. two men charge in the ghost ship fire killing 36 have been afford plea details. an attorney said the deal is in the works for his client and max harris to plead no contest to the manslaughter charges. it it would mean an 8-year sentence and time served versus the 39 years they faced. they said twos it would save both sides from a month's long trial. this 5-year-old was left on a camp bus in san francisco. ray hear from him mom who went to pick him up to find he wasn't there. reporter wayne friedman tweeted about her mom lost in a fire. not everyone shares the concern about fireworks. coming up at 5:00 meet the people selling fireworks to help fire victims. a mother from brazil and her 9-year-old son are back torgt
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after being separated at the border. she won a lawsuit to have her son released from a shelter in chicago. abc news reporter linnae lopez has more. >> reporter: at dull he is international airport outside washington, d.c. brendan aire hugs fore7-year-old kevin. the two finally reunited after she was held in denver a month ago while her son was shipped thousands of miles away to a facility in miami. another undocumented immigrant family experiencing the same joy thursday. lydia holding her son tight after a judge ruled he must be released from a chicago area shelter immediately and returned to his mom. the two separated at the southern border a month ago where she came to seek asylum. asked what she would say to president trump she said through a translator >> translator: don't do this to the children. >> both families separated as a result of the zero tolerance policy from migrants illegally cog crossing the border requiring the parents to be criminally charge and children
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taken to shelters. with many parents saying they den know where the kids go. earlier this week on capitol hill health and human services secretary said. >> there is no reason why any parent wouldn't know where the child is located. >> but lydia said she had to track down her son. and this mom had to beg for information for weeks before she was told where her son was. the federal government has been ordered to renewt the children in 30 days. children under 5 within 14 tais. outrage around the country grows with protests in cities like browns she will texas and warktsds, demanding the end to family separations. and tomorrow more than 600 marchs expectsed to draw hundreds of thousands of people are taking place nationwide. organized by the same groups who is are behind the massive womens marches. lind an lopez, abc news, new york. let's take you back to the breaking news in on the long the
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walnut creek concord border where the grass fire continued to spread, threatening homes in that area. >> we are talking about the area around ignacio valley and cowl roads. some of it has been charred. as we zoom in later you will see flames in certain areas. the blackened part already charred close to homes >> this is in the woodlands area near lime ridge. on the phone is steve hill with confire. steve are you there. >> yes, i am. >> thank you for coming on. give us the quick update. obviously it's spreading a little bit. what's happening now in terms of the fire fighting effort. >> it looks like it started in the ignacio area in the open space. it's moving at this point at a moderate pace. going almost straight east. we -- we attacked the fire from the left there in the open space then immediately went into
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structure protection along montecito driver. the good news is the structures, the homes all along montecito drive now appear to be safe. but the fire continues to move along montecito down towards crystal ranch drive as it moves east. and they're vakting those homes as the fire approaches there. >> we have two questions for you, steve. one can you tell us about how many areas or homes are currently being evacuated? the second one is coming from a viewer rifrg in the area he says he is watering down his yard in the dry grass. are you advising people to do that? >> well, first of all i don't have an exact number. i might be able to get you one. do you know how many evacuees? so all of montecito has been evacuated. i don't have a number on that. as i said we are moving down eastward with the fire. it's about 100 acres at this
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point. and as to -- as to wetting down grass, if they haven't been evacuated we certainly don't have any objection o to that. what we'd prefer though is that home owners abate the weeds before we get there and we have a spacing situation like this and it's too late to save the homes. fortunately is looks like all the ones in the immediate vicinity are safe. >> well, steve you say you don't have ray objection to people watering down the grass if they haven't been ordered to evacuate. if they have been ordered to evacuate you want them out immediately. kwh what are the conditions like? it loolkts the wind isn't too bad because of the direction of the smoke. but what are the conditions on the fire lines? >> well the fire just passed by my location at the - s corner of south montecito drive. and it was pretty smoky. i saw people were evacuated from
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here about 20, 25 minutes ago. those conditions now exist a little further east. from where i'm standing there's a gad breeze blowing the fire in that direction. and i'm sure those people will be evacuated down on crystal ranch drive. it's pretty smoky that that direction. >> steve hill we will check weather conditions in a bit with spencer christian. thank you for the latest information regarding the tier burning in concord. let's move on now. elbowed mayor libby schaff says she is preparing for the worst in the department of justice investigation into the warning that she gave about immigration raids. schaff made the comments to the san francisco chronicle. she says she expects investigators to washing hard to track down how she found out fo operation ahead of time. the trump administration says the warning allowed suspects to elude capture and put i.c.e. apgts in harm's way. the former spokesman for i.c.e.'s san francisco offers
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says that's untrue. james schwab quit in march saying he did not want to issue false statements that originated from the attorney general, jeff sessions. surveillance footage captured a terrifying moment in west virginia. you can see it here. an suv crashed into a barbershop. police say it was going about 40 miles an hour. the driver apparently suffered a medical emergency. fortunately he was able to walk to an ambulance afterwards. so he was okay. the suv caused major damage as you can see to the barbershop. just crashed right through. it's one of the most common cancers among men. >> and knew guidelines have been issued. what you need to know about them next. and going, going, gone. time is running out if you want to pay one last visit to a toys "r" us store. i'm spencer christian. we have sunny skies, warm to hot conditions and only hotter tomorrow. i'll have the forec ♪
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there was a sense that with the advent of psa 30 years ago everyone should get screen. but we now have a sense bush -- a better understanding of who is at risk. my organization the american urologic a soy ferks. says have discussion was the doctor at 5 a. men with more than ten years of life expecty they'll likely benefit from detecting hieskt canser >> is it still psa or- there is a little bit of controversy about the psa test. >> the psa applied carefully, discussed with patients and interpreted carefully can be helpful. that along with the digital rectal examination remain the most powerful ways of initial screening. what's changed most really in the last few years is the availability of other tests to follow up the psa and follow up
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the dre to figure out who needs further testing such as as by opsy. >> what are the current treatments have he he they change much? i know there were side effects. >> sure. sure. i think the treatments that really have risen to the fore in the last daekt it the robotic. and there are variations on each. but what we are finding more and more is that centers of excellence concentrate the cases in the hands of surgeons and radiation oncologists who treat large numbers very successfully. the actual treatments are really recommended for those specific patients whose tumors appear at highest risk. >> i see. >> and the treatments aided by mri, aided by aga. are safer and more effective. >> quickly, it's not a death
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sentence. what are the survival rates if caught early. >> very high. because we start with cures in the 80 to 90% range. but those not cured by the initial treatment can be managed, you know in the 90s high 90s. >> last question. an enlarged prostate is not necessarily. >> that doesn't increase risk at all. >> dr. patrick thank you so much. >> thank you, dan. >> thank you for coming over. national men's health month wrapping up in june. >> announcer: now the accuweather forecast with spencer christian. starting with live doppler 7. sunny wisconsin and warm conditions around the beau. the fire burning on the border between concord and walnut creek, in the area of the fire right now it is 92 degrees. relative humidity 22% very low. the steady wind is light only about 4-mile-per-hour out of the south. but the gusts reached 11, 12 miles an hour of course that complicates the fire fighting effort. generally we have clear skas across the bay area. mild conditions. overnight lows in the mid-to
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upper 50s. over in the inland east bay mid-to upper 60s. not much low are than that. tomorrow's highs will soar well into the 100s. 100 to 105 in many inland east bay and north bay locations around the bay. we'll see highs in the upper 80s no near mine. here the seven-day forecast, a big cooldown gipss on sunday in most aires. the cooling kins into midweek. bottoming out fourth of july. high temperatures only 80 degrees inland next fourth of july. >> okay. what's old is new again. the popular video game system that's making a return to store shelves. >> and are you a citi b
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today marks the end of a retailer that played a huge role in the childhood of generations ever americas. maybe yours. toys "r" us is closing for good. today was the last chance to take advantage of the sales. the wicks box ray retailer had 735 stores when it planned to close. it blamed online and amazon.com
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for the failure of the bran. it will live on in canada and asia. a pioneering piece ever video game nostalgia meantimes nintendo is selling a reboot of the home game video console, the nintendo system. sales of the device stopped last year. it has the original look and feel, first launch in 1985. the new versions have been adapted for hdmi inputs and also come with preinstalled games like supermario brothers,.commy cong and pacman. >> we are familiar with this, we are shifting to those trying to he reasonable degree from wildfires. >> and if you ar citi bank kmer you may get money back. "7 on your side" michael finney here. >> a lot of good news. legislation designed to help the rebuilding after wildfires and other natural disasters moves forward. the bills passed out of
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california state senate insurance committee this week. they give consumers protections to state policy holders. one bill would help consumers take insurance companies to court if the company doesn't deliver on certain claims. another requires the insurance companies to disclose if the cost of a customer's policy is going to increase. insurance officials say the bills will help smooth out longstanding issues in the marketplace. citigroup will pay hundreds of millions to customers in a deal with the consumer financial protection bureau. the agreement refunds $335 million in overpayed interest to $1,750,000 commerce petition used flawed methodology to determine whether the credit carted customers were eligible to receive an interest rate reduction. some customers may have overpaid. the refunds will be completed by the end of the year. the cfpp points out that
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citigroup self-identified and self-reported the problems to the bureau. if you have a consumer ke or concern you'd like me to look into, please record a 10-to 15-second long video. use the hashtag ask finney so i can find it. you can reach me on facebook and through abc7news.com. >> thanks, michael the bay area is home to a dance group like no other. >> up next, you're going to meet a young man trying to live out what some may think is an impossible dream. >> on abc 7 news at 5:00. deal talk. to make sure my new $5.99 spicy chicken club combo is a great deal. i asked a sales expert. it's amazing, jack! you get a spicy crispy chicken breast, hickory-smoked bacon, and melted cheese on toasted sourdough, plus fries and a drink. all for just $5.99! you said it, stanley. ow. wait, what's happening? stanley, stanley! you're deflating! i'm so cold. we need a doctor! jack, tell my wife i love her.
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look at your screen. dancers with and without disabilities performing side by side. this is the largest company of its kind in the country and it's right here in oakland. >> access dance company was founded by a woman disabled at 17. more than three decades later we honor her as an abc 7 star. >> here is abc 7 news anchor natasha zouves. >> to see them with is a frenzy of movement. dancers with the with and without disabilities perform side by side. >> that's where the magic and the beauty andis. >> reporter: if this is the magic judith smith is the magician. the founder who nurtured the moon shot idea into the largest
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dance company in the country. it's built on the back of adversity. even the lightest of movements are imbued with the weight of each individual's store. john pie of puerto rico was 1-year-old when he was paralyzed. >> i was following her. she put the car in reverse and hit me by accident. >> chasing an impossible roo dream to become a professional dancingers. he remembers holding his acceptance letter to access. >> after they write me, any to my island. >> huddling in the bedroom with his family and dog for eight hours. praying to survive singing to let each other know they were okay. >> it gave me a lot of hope. i was in my house without power in a city just thinking i'm going to be with access. so i'm going to be very strong. >> he moves now for his family and his country.
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>> hi, you. >> hi. >> in the company that only exists because of judith smith. like many of her dancers she has been rises to challenges her whole life. growing up in california he was a champion ee quest yan. >> that was my love. >> win was a cast off horizon against tlor breds. inspired towork hearder and jump higher until she couldn't if you'd like to nominate to be to be a abc 7 star you can find the information at abc7news.com/stars what a great story. >> they look so beautiful. >> they do. >> that's it for now thanks for joining us for n at 4:00. news at 5:00 starts now. big concern in the north bay fire zone with a holiday week upon us. the some are shocked that fireworks are still legal. breaking news in the east bay grass fire f neighborhoods. a san francisco mother is
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furious ton after she says a summer camp excursion program left her 5-year-old on a immune y bus. >> girls inspiring other girls reaching for the ♪ . >> and the teenagers getting ready to rock out in the bay area in weekend. >> announcer: now pr abc 7 live breaking news. and that breaking news, this grass fire is forcing new evacuations in concord about 100 homes we're told as some homes face less of a threat now. >> sky map 7 shows the area near crystal ranch drive that burned. the fire started about 3:40 this afternoon. grown to 100 acres now. >> new ground video coming in showing the moek pouring into neighborhoods making it hard to breathe. air quality certainly an issue. despite a solid breeze firefighters have made progress
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there. >> which we are glad to report. let's get more information on this joining us live is confire spokesperson steve hill. steve are you there? steve, can you hear us? >> yes, i can can you hear me. >> yes, thanks for coming on. tell us what he is happening now. we are looking now at an air tanker about to drop fire retardant tell us what's happening. >> you'll hear that in a moment because it's right above my head right now. the fire has been progressing almost straight east along ignacio valley road. and it's now worked its way over toward crystal ranch drive where it's trying to get across. and calfire joined us with a tanker. and they're attacking the fire appear we are working to keep it crystal avalanche drive. >> a lot of homes in the crystal ranch area. >> pardon zblee a lot of homes in the crystal ranch area. >> there are.
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and for the moment it's contained on the west side of crystal ranch. >> and see? the lime ridge open space area that we are talking about there? >> that's where the fire has been burning across the last hour or so. it started on the west side. and it's been steadily moving east with the wind. and now it's working up against crystal ranch drive and wanting to get across and we want to stop it. and we hopefully will. >> steve, what do you -- what are you hearing from the firefighters there on the lines, the sense you have of what's happening in the next few minutes, next hour or so do they feel they are getting a handle on it or is it continuing to spread. >> at the moment we are redeploying resources to crystal ranch drive to keep it from getting further east into the houses which you described. that's going on right now as we speak actually right in front of me. and it looks like crystal ranch
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