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in the golden state killer trial. joseph deangelo is facing 13 new counts of kidnapping. >> most stem from the east area rapist attacks in sacramento and contra costa county years ago. prosecutors from six counties announced they are teaming up to try the case in sacramento, an effort they say is unprecedented. >> this human predator, deangelo, took a path through all of these counties in our state. and wherever he went, he left a wake of terror in his path. >> single prosecution in a single jurisdiction serves the best interests of the case, its victims, and the cause of justice. >> it's very fitting that this journey for justice that has been sought for over 40 years ends in sacramento. >> the 72-year-old former police officer is believed to be behind more than 50 rapes in
california. one of the golden state killer's victims still lives in the east bay. >> now, she spoke today with ke aiabc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley. >> leslie joins us live from walnut creek. >> reporter: mary berwert lived here in walnut creek in 1979. she was 13 years old and was assaulted in her bedroom by the golden state kill remember also known as the east area rapist. her case, though, is not one of those being prosecuted. >> at first it was really updati upsetting to me that he wouldn't stand accused of the crime against me. but it's so small in comparison to how many people are affected. >> reporter: mary berwert watched the press conference from her east bay apartment. se said she would testify if called to the stand, but otherwise will avoid the trial
in sacramento. >> horrible stuff has happened to these people. and i don't want to have any details on that. i don't want to know the fine details. i just want him to get the quickest route to prison as possible. >> the contra costa county district attorney's office is able to charge four separate cases against joseph deangelo for the crimes in our county. >> reporter: three of the four assaults took place in concord and san ramon in october 1978. the fourth took place in danville in june of 1979, just two weeks before berwert was gagged with her training bra and assaulted in her walnut creek bedroom by a man who held a knife to her throat. >> what will he plea? not guilty? please. how will they defend him? what kind of defense can you come up with for that? >> reporter: the statute of limitations means that nine sexual assault cases in contra
costa county cannot be with kid moving a person from one room to another. berwert believes that's why her case was not prosecuted. >> i was in my bedroom the whole time, i wasn't moved. >> reporter: how would you feel about the death penalty? >> i don't think we should kill him. killing him is too easy. it's too easy for him. he should have to live with it for the rest of his life. >> reporter: and so mary berwert also expressed her gratitude to the investigators who worked for 39 years to get to this point and to the district attorneys who are now going to prosecute. live in walnut creek, i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> leslie, thank you. we used the abc 7 news app to send out this push alert, golden state killer case will be tried in sacramento county.
download the abc 7 news app so you can be the first to know when news breaks. a man is charged with trying to pay someone to murder the children he's accused of molesting. after rodney thomas jr. was arrested, he allegedly asked several inmates to kill the victims. based on an undercover operation, the d.a. is adding five charges of solicitation to commit murder. a man who is in the country illegally has been charged with killing mollie tibbetts. police say he led them to a body believed to be hers in an iowa corn field. within the last hour president trump commented on the case at a rally in west virginia. >> you heard about today with the illegal alien coming in, very sadly, from mexico, and you saw what happened to that
incredible, beautiful young woman. should have never happened. >> authorities say they zeroed in on 24-year-old cristhian rivera after his car was spotted on security camera video following tibbetts as she went on a run last month. he told investigators he got out of his car and started running behind her. >> he tells us that mollie grabbed ahold of her phone and said, you need to leave me alone, i'll call the police. she took off running. had he in turn chased her down. >> rivera told investigators he blacked out and when he woke up, he was in the location where her body was eventually found. mollie tibbetts and her family lived in oakland for years before moving to iowa. abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard talked with people who know the family. >> it's just too much. >> reporter: ann woods got the awful news, that mollie tibbetts, the 20-year-old college student with a big smile, was found murdered after being missing for weeks.
woods had been close with the tibbetts family since they lived in oakland more than a decade ago. she says mollie's parents remained optimistic she would be found safe. >> we have mollie. everyone has mollie. that's what kind of breaks your heart because you think, you know, what laura is going through is what every family or parent or mother could absolutely sympathize with. >> reporter: mollie's family attended corpus christi catholic church in piedmont. here is a picture of little mollie's first communion. >> we're here to support our family in iowa. >> reporter: father edgerly has reached out to mollie's pashts -- parents to let them know the bay area is praying for them in this time of tragedy. >> we know where she is. even though she died tragically, we know she will never suffer again. >> her mother sent me these pictures after they left us. >> reporter: principal katie murphy at corpus christi school keeps a picture of mollie and her brothers in her office. mollie's family moved to iowa
when she was in the third grade. today murphy told students the tragic news about mollie and shared memories of an unforgettable student. >> mollie was a sweet, wonderful young girl. we loved her here. she's part of our family. and she was very kind to everybody. so maybe the best gift we can give is to be like mollie today. >> reporter: the church says mollie tibbetts will be remembered at all masses this week. a separate prayer service to honor her is being planned for the future. in piedmont, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. and it's been just over a month since mollie tibbetts went for that fateful evening jog. the next day, on july 19th, her family reported her missing. a lot has happened to them in the past month during the search for mollie. and you can find a detailed timeline on our website, that's abc7news.com. trouble in alameda county. two separate incidents, both leading to a criminal investigation and a lawsuit. officers are accused of illegally reporting a juvenile talking with his lawyer. and now we're hearing from a
former santa rita inmate who says she gave birth alone in an isolated cell. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow begins our story. >> reporter: candace steel gave birth to baby hope inside the santa rita jail. >> it's a miracle. >> reporter: a miracle because, steel says, deputies ignored her cries for help, leaving her to deliver her own baby. two days prior to giving birth, deputies took steel to the hospital where she was diagnosed with braxton hicks or false labor. back at the jail, steel's attorney says she was placed in an isolation cell where deputies closed a sliding window to muffle her screams. >> they parked her there because they didn't want to deal with her. they parked her there because they were tired of listening to her say she was in pain. >> reporter: steel went into labor. >> i pushed and then stood up and pulled her out. and i noticed she was causing, trying to get -- catch air. i noticed the umbilical cord was
wrapped around her neck. i undid that, stuck my finger in her throat so she could breathe. they opened the door and said, "oh, okay." >> our staff discovered her in that process and administered first aid and helped her deliver the baby. >> reporter: a point she disputes. >> they delivered crud. it was all me. >> reporter: over the last year, the alameda county sheriff's office says every program meets or exceeds standards. >> this is a very unfortunate situation. >> reporter: one steel says she hopes doesn't happen to any other inmate. in january, steel's attorney filed a similar class action lawsuit on behalf of pregnant inmates here at santa rita jail. she says that lawsuit is now in settlement talks. reporting from santa rita jail, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. now to the second incident
we're following involving the alameda county sheriff's office. deputies were caught illegally recording a juvenile talking with their lawyer. we continue our coverage with the incriminating body camera footage. >> did he commit a felony? yes. >> reporter: public defender brendan woods shows the bad cam footage shows the sheriff's sergeant admitting to a crime, recording attorney/client conversation. it involved a juvenile robbery suspect and his public defenders. >> we have not yet listened to any of the recordings of what they said with their attorney. >> there's a system of trust that cannot be violated. and furthermore, it is a felony for someone to record that conversation. it is against the law. >> reporter: sergeant james russell speaks to eden township substation lieutenant shellenberg who questions if it's protected attorney/client. >> it's not privileged information? >> it is, it's just
inadmissible. >> he says it's inadmissible, so he knows it's protected also. >> when i first heard it, i said immediately, open an investigation. >> reporter: while the d.a.'s office conducts a criminal investigation into the recordings, the sheriff's office is looking at its own practices. >> why the recorder was left on and how it was left on, is part of our internal investigation. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies are being retained and a new attorney/client room is being designed at the substation, free of recording devices. >> you will not see this happen again at the alameda county sheriff's office, i guarantee you. >> reporter: a public defender is asking a judge to make sure all attorney/client privilege is protected in the county. the d.a.'s office says there is no evidence this has been happening with any adult cases. in it oakland, katie utehs, abc 7 news. a lot more to come on a very busy day. we're in the midst of back to school season, triggering both
aspirations and anxieties. a sexual assault in stanford as students prepare to go back to class. coming up at 6:30, multiple guilty verdicts against trump campaign chairman paul manafort. but the case isn't over yet. i'm spencer christian. low clouds and fog will make a strong push overnight. we'll have the accuweather forecast you could generate yourat home.rgy, or to save energy,
says she was assaulted on the main campus, although the exact location has not been released. stanford is still on summer break. however, with classes resuming late next month, there's concern, especially for incoming freshman. a law professor, speaking for herself and not familiar with the details of this newest case, says sexual assault is an ongoing concern. >> students and parents should be aware of that as they come to the university this fall. 43% of our female undergraduate students experience sexual violence during their time at stanford, and the number is highest for freshman. >> reporter: stanford's administration points out it has been developing programs for underclassmen on healthy relationships and intimacy. a disturbing statistic reported by the national sexual violence resource center suggests 90% of sexual assault cases go unreported nationally. stanford last winter release sexual assault numbers for the 2016-'17 school year. there were 190 reports of sexual
harassment or violence that led to 12 formal investigations of nonconsensual intercontinental. two people received suspensions. one was given a permanent ban. one case involved a visiting scholar. alex richardson is the crisis intervention manager at the ywca silicon valley which counsels sexual assault victims throughout santa clara county. addressing this requires focus. >> we have to look at the ways we can change the culture of violence against another human being or violence against women. it is not acceptable. and we are going to believe them. we are going to support them. >> reporter: given the lack of details about the rape, stanford police urge anyone with details about what happened should contact them. at stanford, david louie, abc 7 news. part of westbound interstate 80 in fairfield was shut down for hours today after a crash involving a pickup truck and a caltrans van. i happened near manuel campos boulevard. investigators say the pickup driver hit a trailer with a
port-a-potty before hitting the caltrans van, causing that van to roll over. five workers were nearby performing maintenance work. three were hurt. chp says the driver is likely to blame. >> distracted driving is suspected at this time. >> reporter: but no alcohol or drugs? >> no alcohol, no drugs have been suspected. >> today's crash was close to the same spot where a chp officer and a driver he pulled over were killed by another driver earlier this month. authorities have said that suspect was also distracted. san francisco mayor london breed minced no words today, demanding improvements be made to muni. she took a trip downtown on the metro line. as a lifelong muni requirider, says she knows the pain of crowded trains, slow service and irritating delays. the ride comes one day after she sent a blistering e-mail to muni's chief demanding service
improvements and more careful vetting the contractors following the death of a worker in the twin peaks tunnel. >> we have to make it better. this has to be our number one focus, along with infrastructure improvements and all the things we need to do, muni has to work well for the people of san francisco so that it is their first option. >> asked whether she planned to change muni's leadership, she declined to comment, saying it would be inappropriate to discuss that. abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian is here now. it's gray and chilly. >> a little autumnal. >> it isautumnal, although not yet time for the equinox. i'm adjusting some graphics here for you because we had some last minute changes. that fog is really pushing in, not only out over the bay but beginning its inland push already. we've had quite a sharp 24-hour temperature change in many of our inland locations. right now it's 8 degrees cooler
in concord than at this time yesterday. 11 degrees cooler in antioch. here in san francisco, no change, exactly the same temperature we had at this time yesterday. here is our view from the rooftop camera at abc 7. it is 65 in oakland, 68 at mountain view, san jose at 71. half moon bay, 59 degrees. this is the view from our south beach camera, showing you more clouds. no matter which direction we point the camera, we see clouds right now. 69 at napa, novato 66. fairfield, 70. one more view of clouds at santa cruz beach. we'll see low clouds, fog, and drizzle overnight. below average temperatures once again tomorrow. there will be very little change in this cloudier, cooler than average pattern for the next few days. as fast wind right now is quite brisk and vigorous. we have gusts to 21 miles per hour here in san francisco, 32-mile-per-hour gusts in fairfield. all around the area it is quite
breezy. that will help guide the low clouds and fog inland overnight. as we look at the forecast, 9:30 tonight it will be rather widely cloudy. 6:30 tomorrow morning, during the morning commute, no doubt there will be reduced visibility in some spots and probably some drizzle near the coast and bay and possibly drizzle in other locations as well. the low clouds and fog will be slow to burn back to the coastline, much like today. much of the day will be cloudy and dreary-looking and cooler than average. overnight lows generally in the mid- to upper 50s. tomorrow's highs will be generally in the upper 70s to low 80s in the warmest inland locations. right around the bay we'll see temperatures in the afternoon hours tomorrow in the upper 60s to low 70s. on the coast, with some lingering clouds, upper 50s to low 60s. and there's still time right after this newscast to get out to the a's game. they'll be taking on the texas
rang rangers. air quality moderate to good tomorrow, despite that fact air quality advisory remains until thursday because of the buildup of smoke from wild fierfirewild. no change in high temperature over the next three days. might get a slight bump on saturday just a couple of degrees. temperatures start to drop off again sunday through tuesday. it's not what you call an unpleasant weather pattern, cooler than average. >> autumnal. >> just autumnal. see something, say something is the old adage. i was in that position last night. i posted this video that got a lot of reaction from
a lot of you are reacting today to a post i put on my facebook page last night. and tonight, so too is the san francisco department of public works. >> reporter: these days in san francisco, it can be easy sometimes to not notice because it's all too common, but sometimes it just hits you. like it did me last night. >> on a quick dinner break and walking up the street from the station there behind me to get a quicksand witch. and look what i just happened to notice. is this just terrible? look at this. >> reporter: to get some answers about why scenes like this are so common across the city, i spoke with rachel gordon, spokesperson for san francisco public works. >> what did you think when you saw the video that i posted?
>> i thought that it's a good reason for you to be calling in 311 or any time you see problems on the street like that. it was really unfortunate to see these cans overflowing with garbage and then that garbage ending up on the street. >> and rachel, as you know, it's not something you want to see, but it is something we see all the time in this city. it's pretty bad. >> right. so dan, we are doing a lot to combat this problem in san francisco. we did actually go out, i spoke with them after i saw your video, they were out there between 2:00 and 3:00 this morning servicing the chance and cleaning up the street around that. >> i didn't stumble on the one example of this. i can go out tonight and shoot three more videos just like it, and i'm happy to do that and send them to you. clearly this is part of a bigger problem going on in san francisco. what's going on? i go to other cities all the time and i don't see this. i simply don't. >> we do have some big challenges in san francisco around homelessness, encampments
and other street behavior. there are efforts being made in san francisco to try to address these issues. >> do you at least sympathize with residents who are tired of this? >> dan, we absolutely know that people are frustrated with the conditions of the streets. and that's a big reason why there have been a lot more resources put into this budget. >> rachel gordon is also highlighting several initiatives in the city to deal with garbage problems. 1,000 trash dumpsters with sensors to indicate when they are full, lock service to make it harder for people to rummage through cans, and 44 new street sweepers coming online. meantime, look what i saw when i came to work this afternoon. the overflowing dumpsters and street covered with crash is all cleaned up. if you see trash, take video and call 311. the department of public works wants to know about it. we'll continue to keep an eye on it. >> that's some of the same reasons conventions have been
>> announcer: live where you live. this is abc 7 news. a big victory for special counsel robert mueller. a jury today convicted former trump campaign chairman paul manafort on eight count of bank and tax fraud. his case grew from mueller's investigation into russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. >> president trump's former personal attorney michael cohen reached a plea deal involving charges of campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion. >> abc news reporter emily rowe has more. >> reporter: michael cohen left federal court after pleading guilty and taking a plea deal on bank fraud, tax evasion and
campaign finance violations. in court he said he was acting under the direction of a candidate for federal office when he arranged the payment of hush money to porn star stormy daniels and former playboy model karen mcdougal. >> he worked to pay money to silence two women who had information that he believed would be detrimental to the 2016 campaign and to the candidate and the campaign. >> reporter: meanwhile, in virginia, a jury found president trump's former campaign chairman, paul manafort, guilty of eight of 18 counts of tax and bank fraud. the court did not reach a verdict on the other ten charges. >> mr. manafort is disappointed of not getting acquittals all the way through or a complete hung jury on all counts. >> reporter: the government argued before manafort worked on president trump's campaign in 2016, he put $60 million in more than 30 offshore accounts. much of that money allegedly
from ukrainian officials with ties to russia. in west virginia for a rally, president trump reacted to the verdict. >> it doesn't voluinvolve me bu still feel it's a sad thing that started. this has absolutely nothing to do with russian collusion. this is a witch hunt. it's a disgrace. >> reporter: cohen previously said he would take a bullet for president trump. but last month he told abc news his family and his country have his first loyalty. as for paul manafort, his legal battles are not finished yet. he has another federal trial that is set to begin next month. emily rowe, abc news, washington. republican representative duncan hunter and his wife are facing indictment tonight for misusing campaign funds. a justice department investigation accuses the san diego couple of spending the money on an italian vacation, dental work, a personal ski trip
to lake tahoe and airfare for a pet rabbit. facebook says it's taken down 652 pages from its social network that were believed to be a coordinated campaign to spread misinformation. the pages and groups had ties to russia and iran. the content was published under the guise of liberty front press. the networks aim to spreadsheet misinformation in the u.s., latin america, uk, and the middle east. facebook says it's working with u.s. law enforcement and is cooperating with multiple investigations into the pages. a b.a.r.t. train was evacuated this morning at san francisco's embarcadero station after somebody sprayed a fire extinguisher while the train was in the transbay tube. rusty tweeted this picture. b.a.r.t. says a man grabbed an extinguisher and started spraying it for no reason. he was arrested and will go through a psychiatric evaluation. the only injury to passengers was a cut on someone's finger. a driver facing murder
charges in connection with a deadly crash in san francisco pleaded not guilty in court today. prosecutors say michael smith has two prior drunk driving conditions and was drunk when he hit and killed bicyclist gregory blackman last tuesday. his defender calls it a tragic accident. >> smith is devastated by this tragedy. he is a hard working man, a loving father who had recently welcomed home a newborn baby girl. >> prosecutors say smith was drinking wine while driving just before the crash. court records indicate he was arrested about a block from the scene after witnesses chased his car and identified him to police. the father accused of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters will be staying in jail until his next court date. emotions ran high in a colorado courtroom today as a judge denied chris watts bail. watts' father-in-law wept as the
judge outlined the charges watts faces in the murder of his wife shanann and his two daughters. according to court papers, he says she killed their daughters and he claims he flew into a rage and strangled shanann. a friend does not buy it. >> she would never hurt her girls. her girls were her world. >> police say watts was actively having an affair at the time of the murders. he's due back in court in november. the largest wildfire in state history, the mendocino complex, is now bigger than 400,000 acres. to put that into perspective, the second biggest fire on record is last year's thomas fire which burned about 282,000 acres. containment on the mendocino complex dropped a little overnight to 74%. lake county has been added to the federal major disaster
declaration area. but it's been a very tough firefight. they worked so hard on the fire lines trying to keep these things under control and put them out. it's tough. have you ever wondered what firefighters eat on those long shifts, burning so many calories battling wildfires? we can tell you their meals are probably more nutritious than most of ours. vic lee has more on a caterer in the bay area. >> reporter: the company is in a small industrial mall in san francisco. they make thousands of meals for businesses and private events. one of their clients, cal fire. they've been busy these past few years. they can make 10,000 bag lunches a day for hungry firefighters on the lines. last year they delivered 70 to 80,000 of these meals. meals for firefighters working 12 to 24-hour shifts, exhausted by the heat, intense winds, and physical challenges.
patriarch bill runs the business with his sons gabriel and victor. he says cal fire has strict specifications for the meals. 4 to 6,000 calories in a bagged lunch. >> a certain amount of proteins, a certain amount of carbs, dried meats. >> fruit, vegetables. >> reporter: along with the veggies and fruit, a typical meal would also have electrolyte drink mixes, beef jerky, protein bars, trail mix, even olives from italy. there's no pressed meat in the sandwich sandwiches. they carve and slice their own. >> since we own deldelis, we do different sandwiches. >> reporter: you can actually wrap it in foil? >> and you put it on your engine block, that's how you eat it up. >> reporter: all the bread and cookies are made in their own bakery. they have to do all of this quickly. a fire waits for no one.
>> it could be 2:00 a.m., getting a phone call, and they say they need lunches delivers four hours away in ten to 12 hours. >> good quality food on short notice is really something we appreciate. >> reporter: ask any firefighter, this lunch back is not your old mre. vic lee, abc 7 news. take a look at this live picture. only one lane westbound at gilman street is open on i-80. the highway patrol just confirmed to abc 7 news that a contra costa sheriff's chase ended in a crash there. we don't know right now if anyone was hurt. this is information just coming in. bt definitely a traffic impact if you're heading westbound. with only one lane open on 80. download our abc 7 news app for breaking updates. next, the heat wave we're seeing in an unusual place, the pacific ocean. also ahead -- >> reporter: a woman had to cancel her vacation because she needs surgery. but her trip insurance won't
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water is warm, really warm. >> it's record-setting warm, as high as 80 degrees lately. greg leigh from our sister station in los angeles has the story. >> reporter: surfers and swimmers at huntington beach are enjoying warmer than usual ocean temperatures. >> pretty warm, probably mid-70s. pretty nice. you don't even really need a top, at least when the sun is out. >> reporter: in san diego, at the scripps pier, the sea surface temperature hit 78.6 degrees, the highest reading in its 102-year history. that record was broken in the days that followed. beachgoers may love it, but scientists say it's causing harm to sea life and the food chain. >> those kinds of prolonged temperatures are not necessarily great for this ecosystem that isn't used to seeing temperatures at that end of the range so long. >> reporter: dr. clarissa anderson at the scripps institute of oceanography says they can't definitively say what's causing the warm streak. but they are starting to see
patterns they expected in response to greenhouse gas emissions. >> we just know that more and more, these predictions that we have were regional responses to global warming, are starting to pan out. >> reporter: as scientists continue to study the correlation between sea and land temperatures, these surfers say they are just enjoying the warm water while it lasts. >> it's nice. >> reporter: greg leigh, abc 7 news. quite a different picture to show you now, live in santa cruz. you can see the day got off to a defr gray start,
when you plan a dream vacation, do you also buy trip insurance? a lot of people do. >> you can ease the blow if you have to cancel for illness or other reason. that's what a peninsula woman. but what happened to her? >> she ended up getting stuck with a huge bill and no trip either. 7 on your side's michael finney has more. >> it is a dilemma. you want to get excited about your trip but you might also want to pay for disaster.
this is paid in full for an alaska cruise and also bought trip insurance just as she feared she became disabled and couldn't travel. but the insurance didn't help. photos on mary lou lathrop's wall show the mighty bald eagle swooping to its prey. >> i just wanted to go to alaska. it was a $6,995 cruise. >> she booked a ten-day cruise with the road scholar tour company of massachusetts. however, months before the cruise, a big setback. >> a got a really bad foot infection. >> she showed us her hobbled foot and why she could hardly walk or even put on shoes. >> i could only wear sandals. it was really throbbing. >> doctors say she needed surgery and six weeks of recovery. but kaiser couldn't do it until just before her cruise. >> i just thought, i'm going to cancel.
>> that anything fulnkfully, shd the road scholar trip protection plan. >> i was told if i canceled for a medical reason, i would get my full refund. >> she filed a claim with a doctor's statement. she was shocked when the company denied her claim. >> and they said you needed to be in treatment. i said, the treatment was surgery. >> road scholar said she was entitled to a credit toward future travel. instead mary lou filed a dispute with her credit card company and won a full refund. >> i owed road scholar nothing. >> but it didn't end there. road scholar later billed her nearly $2,300, half the cost of the cruise. that's when she came to 7 on your side. we contacted road scholar and mary lou got a call. >> we made a mistake, you don't owe us any money. >> road scholar tells us, "she accepted our sincere apology for the bill that was sent to her by mistake after we issued her a
credit, unaware that her credit card issued her a full refund at the same time." >> i just think you're wonderful. >> the road scholar insurance said mary lou failed to provide documentation showing she would be in treatment at the time of the cruise, which was months after her claim. make sure you read all the rules beforehand. however there are many sites online that contrast and compare. thanks, michael, very much. let's update the weather forecast. gloom and doom out there. >> it kind of continues, doesn't it, spencer? >> it does indeed. the low clouds and fog will make a vigorous and forceful push across the bay. mid- to upper 50s inland tonight. there will be reduced visibility for morning commuters. by afternoon tomorrow, look for at least partly sunny skies with
upper 60s to low 70s around the bay. there won't be much change in this pattern, it will remain cooler than average for the next seven days with a slight increase of temperatures on saturday, dropping back on sunday and monday. >> very good. speaking of cool. >> we got a great story in sports tonight. >> oh, i was referring to larry. >> well, both. both can be true. >> when a home run turns into much much more. you'll meet the kid who autographed chris davis' jersey just before crush did his crushing.
good evening. giants looking ahead to 2019, which means catcher buster posey is likely to have season ending hip surgery soon. he's been in pain for a while. his power number is way down. he hasn't homered since june. giants in new york today. posy not playing tonight. giants got to scoring early, as in first inning. evan longoria, two-run blast makes it 2-0 mets. in the third, steven mats. check out hunter pence a la willie mays. and spencer christian was there, or at least remembers. greattch.s in the seventh, a game-tying single, 2-2. bostone
comforto with a three-run homer. the first place a's host texas tonight. it will be hard to recapture the magic from last night when chris davis homered. davis homers a lot, but this time it had more meaning, especially for one young fan. abc 7's mindi bach has the story. >> that one is hit high indeed and you can absolutely forget about it. >> reporter: khris davis' 37th home run of the season did more than travel 448 feet. it carried with it an important message. >> there's not a better feeling than hitting a home run. if he got some excitement and joy from watching that, i hope he saw it. >> reporter: anthony slocum certainly did. >> i was like really happy. if you watch like -- if you go on the a's game and look at all
the crowds, you'll see me cheering with my hands up. >> the boy met his favorite player before the game as part of a group from the make-a-wish foundation. he asked davis to sign his jersey. davis asked him to do the same. >> my cheeks were really red. everybody will see my bad handwriting. >> reporter: anthony will now be able to look at his 10-year-old autograph whenever he wants. khris davis and the a's gave him the game-worn engineersjersey. >> we'll auction off another jersey to raise money for make a wish. >> reporter: the special experience comes at a good time for anthony. he started sixth grade at a new middle school. >> i have really nice teachers. >> reporter: after enduring surgery and a year of chemotherapy, anthony is cancer-free. but kids at his school who don't know often ask him about his
scars. he tells them what happened but now they would rather hear about how he met chrkhris davis ad wh he plans to do with that any injuri -- with that new jersey. >> i would hug it. >> reporter: in oakland, mindi bach, abc 7 sports. >> great story, anthony is awesome too. down the hill we go. i'm not sure you even attempt to wash any of these clothes. is there a detergent on the planet that can get all that mud out? marshawn lynch, a huge fan of skittles, check it out. these skittles packs are sol ailable at friday's preseason game with green bay.
♪ here is our second group of semi-finalists -- a senior at dartmouth college, from laguna nigel, california... a sophomore at the university of central florida, from sarasota, florida... and a sophomore at the university of oklahoma, from tulsa, oklahoma... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. a little bit of show biz there with thatcher -- "ah! ah! it's me!" [ laughter ] hannah and eric, good to see you guys again, too. let's go to work, shall we?