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>> abc 7 news confirmed new details about a gun that went off inside a classroom at balboa high school. >> the student who brought the gun ran away and that no students were shot. >> sky 7 was overhead as police prepared to enter that school. abc 7 news reporter katie utehs is live at balboa high school with the information we have just confirmed. katie? >> reporter: dion, within the last hour we've learned the student that was injured today is going to be okay. she was not shot. we've also learned more about the student who brought that gun to school. he's said to be a 14-year-old freshman, and that the gun may have accidentally discharged from his backpack. >> we hear a loud bang, look over, there's a whole in a chair, something on the ground, then the teacher gets up, comes over. she then calls security and everyone comes in, and then we just go into our next class tlockdown. >> reporter: per police sources, the student ran out of the classroom, showing him handing
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something over to students. police detained those students and they're the ones seen in sky 7 and ground video from outside the school. they then handed the gun over to police. the student who brought the gun to school managed the run away from campus. sources say his mother took him to the bay view station this afternoon to turn himself in. the lockdown lasted less than two hours. during that time police scoured the area and parents urgently texted and called students to get information. >> i'm among the ranks of parents outside my child's school not knowing what's happening or what's happening to these kids or whether they're safe. it's pretty crappy. >> some panicked moments for many parents out here tonight. the students were given the all clear around 1:00, and that's when they were reunited with parents. the lockdown clear at balboa high school and those other nearby schools. live in san francisco, katie utehs, abc 7 news.
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we set up several push alerts through the abc 7 news app today, including this one, once the situation had been peacefully resolved. the app also provided a live link to watch sky 7 as it flew over the high school. the abc 7 news app is available for both apple and android. and you can customize it to get just the news from where you live. in east san jose, hubbard elementary school remains on lockdown after a shooting at tampa way and havana drive. overfelt high school, most holy trinity school and blanca alvarado school were locked down. the victim was a juvenile but it was not said if he was a student at any of these schools. the gunshot wound is not life threatening. the san jose teacher arrested in a road rage incident. charles sew was taken into custody. police found a loaded gun in his bag. abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen
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is live for us with more on this story. chris? >> reporter: dion, school administrators spent much of the day meeting with parents about the alleged incident that caught so many people off guard. the teacher has posted bail, but will not be returning to the classroom. community members were stunned learning about the allegations against the teacher, charles sew was taken into custody wednesday afternoon at the school by the san jose police merge unit in connection with a road rage incident that turned into a strong arm robbery. when officers went to his classroom, they found a loaded handgun in his bag. >> at this time i can tell you we don't have any indication that the teacher was planning any type of an assault on studentsdent happened at this parking garage in downtown san jose back in february. police say sew followed a driver into the structure, got out of
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his car, battered the victim and stole his cell phone. investigators investigated the case for months. up until the arrest, it would have made sense for him to pass a standard background and fingerprints check, assuming he previously had a clear record. district officials say sew was cleared on august 17th, prior to starting his new teaching job. >> a lot of parents have questions. and so any chance that we have to answer those questions, or assuage their concerns, we will do that. >> reporter: last year sew was a substitute teacher in palo alto and spent time as a student teacher in the san jose unified school district before that. according to his linkedin profile he was a public affairs officer for the army reserves. >> this is an open, ongoing investigation. if anyone has any information about this crime or any other crime, we want to hear from you. >> reporter: the district attorney's office is now reviewing the case. sew is expected to make his first court appearance in late
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october. reporting here in east san jose, i'm chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> much appreciated, chris, thanks. developing news now from new mexico, where at least four people has been killed in a violent crash involving a greyhound bus and a semitruck. take a look. aerial video of the scene along interstate 40, about 100 miles west of albuquerque shows the devastation, it is extreme. the front of the bus has just been obliterated. authorities do expect the death toll to rise, at least 42 people have been taken to hospitals. one of them a baby who was in the pediatric trauma care unit. the ntsb is sending a go team to the sne. th busroenith 47 passengers and one driver on board. well, millions of americans are expected to travel this labor day weekend. around 16.5 million people are expected to fly somewhere, 4% spike from last year. at oakland international airport officials anticipate nearly
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200,000 passengers between today and monday. that's an increase of more than 8% from labor day weekend last year. tomorrow a expected to be the busiest travel day of the weekend, aaa says more than 35 million people are likely to drive somewhere, more than 50 miles away and that's why the chp, the insurance industry and ford are teaming up to warn drivers about the dangers of drinking drunk or high. driving drunk or high, i should say. eric thomas is live in berkeley with a story and a very clear example of the risk. eric? >> reporter: yes, indeed, dan, you mentioned the millions of cars that will be on the road this weekend. the cdc says about every 50 minutes on average 29 people die in alcohol-related accidents. that's why the state, the insurance industry and ford decided this would be a perfect time to tell and show teenagers the danger of impaired driving. >> it's an odd experience.
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my equilibrium was so off. >> they're getting behind the wheel with movement restricting braces on knees, elbows and necks, goggles that will -- and a wristband that makes his handshake. >> every step i take i feel like i will fall. >> reporter: it's an experiment. the outfits are designed to show teenagers how drugs and alcohol affect perception and fine motor skills. >> these are the 100 deadliest days, the days between memorial day and labor day when we have so many teen drivers on the road. >> reporter: like this august 12th accident on highway 24 in walnut creek in which two antioch teens died, the 18-year-old driver was arrested for dui. here, the teens got behind the wheel with simulated impairment and plenty of adult supervision and attempted to avoid the cones on an obstacle course. it did not go well. >> the vision was the worst part, definitely. i had a headache after putting
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these on just for that drive and it's nauseating because your vision is completely shifted. your perception is totally off. >> reporter: to see if that was true we put a more experienced driver behind the wheel. here we go. this is embarrassing. i probably hit more cones than anyone. it was a sobering experience, and a valuable experience about the dangerous of driving impaired. >> it's not worth it, it really isn't. >> reporter: not to mention it's a crime, punishable by fines, license suspension or jail time if a crash causes injury or death, and police will be watching. >> we'll be full hands on deck this entire weekend. >> reporter: so unlike julia, the experience with the goggles didn't turn my stomach, but my performance did. as the chp officer said there, there will be lots of officers like him and local police on the road. there will be dui
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the road. in berkeley, eric thomas, abc 7 news. new details on a two-year-old homicide investigation. >> two persons of interest are shown in the killing. a bad day for redwood city based electronic arts, the popular video game that caused the company's stock to take a major hit. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel, heading into the holiday weekend and we have changes coming. i'll have a closer look in the accuweather seven-day forecast. and a new survey shows more people are adding more money into their retirement accounts. but if you're struggling to save,
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let's go back now to the breaking news we told you about at the top of the hour, a big rig crashed this afternoon on adobe road in petaluma starting a fire. wayne freedman is live near the
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scene with the latest. >> reporter: it looks like a big fire for a quite a while. i'm going to step out of the frame as we show you the scene now on adobe road. this is unincorporated sonoma county, east of petaluma. let's begin with video from sky 7 shot about one hour ago when this happened. it shows the remains of a semi tractor trailer, the melted remains, to be more accurate, for reasons unknown the driver lost control, it plunged down a steep embankment, he hit telephone poles which brought down power lines. the crews were on it in a hurry. as it turns out, luckily, cal fire crews were working just down the road. at one point there were 20-foot flames coming off the big rig. they were climbing the power poles making it even more complicated. it took several minutes for pg&e to cut the power for those lines. did the wind change direction? because this is blowing this way.
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>> there wasn't a lot of wind on it so it started burning directly down this way and it hit the foliage and the gully here. that slowed it down on that side of the fire. >> reporter: if this happened another day when it was drier? >> yeah, would have been a different factor. >> reporter: to put it another way, lucky all around. adobe round where i'm standing right now just opened again a few moments ago. the best news of all, the driver in this accident who was behind the wheel of that big rig, not injured. he didn't need medical attention. but he did not say what happened or what went wrong. all things considered, it could have been a lot worse here. live in sonoma county, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> miracle the driver is okay, wayne, thank you. unansh rdots two years since a were fired in downtown oakland. two men were killed. one was trying to defend his girlfriend. the other was hit by a stray bullet.
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oakland police released new videos and sketches in hopes of generating new leads. laura anthony is live for us at oakland police headquarters with more on this story. laura? >> eporter: hi, dion. well, police are admitting they do need help in solving this case. that's why they're releasing new visuals. tey're hoping these images and the passage of time will help draw some new witnesses. out of the shadows. >> and i know someone knows something. this has been two years. >> reporter: the pain is still fresh for the families of two young men shot and killed at an oakland street party two summers ago. >> it's hard, it's very hard. i just want the boys >> reporter: these family and friends are hurting. they deserve justice.
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and they deserve closure. >> but the suspects were amongst this group. >> reporter: this video released by oakland police captures the panic in the crowd as gunshots are fired, investigators believe from multiple gunmen on the night of august 14th, 2016. it happened during a party outside prime development gallery on 15th street. when the gunfire stopped, 20-year-old craig fletcher cook and 22-year-old artist junior were both dead. >> these two individuals come off the block. >> reporter: now police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men captured on surveillance footage seconds after the shooting. a sketch artist came up with likenesses of the two men, the one on the left in the video is believed to be this man. the one on the right, this man. >> there were a lot of people there, there are a lot of rumors going around. >> reporter: fletcher cook's foster mother made a public plea for someone in a very large crowd to come forward. >> his picture was taken two weeks before he died at a
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graduation ceremony. he had the whole world in front of him. and we're really hurting. >> reporter: now police tell us there's a third person of interest in this case. that sketch, along with more information about a $25,000 reward and the phone number, a tip line, are all on our website, in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> okay, laura, thanks very much. it appears leaders of the senate judiciary committee may be trying to shame google into attending next week's hearing. executives from facebook and twitter with scheduled to appear. google says none of its top executives is available. virginia democrat mark warner says google is make ago grave mistake, and according to cnn, committee leaders are threatening to put an empty chair in google's place. shares of redwood city based electronic arts took a major hit today. the stock dropped nearly 10%
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shortly after it cut its forecast for the fiscal year ending in march. the company is delaying the release of its next battlefield video game until november 20th, four weeks later than expected. battlefield is a first person shooter game, and one of ea's biggest franchises, earning forecast fell well short of wall street estimates. speaking of, stocks closed down today ending in a rally. the s&p 500 down 13. the nasdaq closed down 21. apple is expected to unveil new iphones in 13 days. the company sent out this invite today for an event on september 12th. apple could also announce a new watch, and updated ipad pro. that's, according to the verge. the event will be held at the steve jobs theater on apple's campus in cupertino. we shall see. a positive trend, data shows people are stepping up retirement savings in record
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numbers. >> what are things like here in the bay area? "7 on your side's" michael finney is here with that. >> it's really tough. you've got to make rent and save for retirement. wow. we talked with several people here, some say they have very specific goals about retirement. others saving is something they plan and hope to do, but just haven't done much about it yet. however, more people across the country are making it a priority. . are you adding more money to your retirement account? >> not as much as i should be. there's been a little bit here and there, but not at the moment. >> the answer is yes, you're part of a trend. according to a new bank rate survey, more people are saving more money this year than in 2017. in fact, this is a highest rate of increased retirement savings in the survey's history, 28% of employed americans who were surveyed say they're saving more now than last year. >> pretty much since i started working, i've been putting money away into a roth ira and then
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into a traditional ira. >> older millennials, ages 28 to 37 are saving the most for retirement, 39% of them are making this a priority. >> early retirement, trying to be done by 40. >> bank rate recommends saving at least 10% of your income for retirement. they say stagnant wages is the main reason people struggle to save. financial experts say there are ways to overcome the income-related challenges, and still find a way to save for the future. number one, live a more modest life. this means re-examining your living expenses and how you can lower your bills. number two, get a side hustle. if you've been downsized in your primary job doesn't pay you enough to save it's time to get a second gig. >> considered it, but haven't done it, don't have time for it, three kids, primary job and we've got to have some fun so no, i haven't. >> number three, fight for a raise. if your wages have not gone up,
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or just barely gone up, then ask for more money. the squeaky wheel get it is grease. according to the job site career builder 56% of employees have never requested a raise. among those who did, 66% of them were successful. now, if you do ask for that raise, build a case for yourself by listing achievements, goals met and how much the competition similar jobs, assuming they're getting paid more than you. if not, be quiet about it. >> not easy to do, but it's important. >> look, 66% get a raise if they ask for one. >> that's all you have to do sometimes. michael, thanks. >> i know what we're doing after this newscast. >> oh, yeah. >> thanks, michael, good luck. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with sandhya patel. dan and dion, you might have better luck seeing rising temperatures in the coming days. sorry, i didn't say that. let's take a look at live doppler 7, i hope my bosses aren't paying attention to that.
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let's take a look at the live picture from our golden gate bridge camera, it's socked in. you can't see the top of the golden gate bridge tower. visibility is so low there right now. 69 in oakland. low seventh mountain view, san jose cooler today compared to yesterday. as you know, clouds were slow to clear, and in some instances the clouds never cleared. mt. tam cam, a hazy view. from the wildfires. richardson bay back towards the city. 70s from santa rosa to napa, concord 76 degrees. the air quality will be impacted by smoke from the wildfires, unfortunately, so we do have an air quality advisory through labor day. this was issued by the air district. so just keep that in mind, a lot of moderate air quality days are coming up. in case you're heading out of town, look at the forecast for tahoe, it looks beautiful if
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you're going camping. tomorrow afternoon it is going to be mild, saturday afternoon, excuse me, 80 degrees, 81 on sunday and then on labor day, 83 degrees. the mornings will be chilly, but you expect it around this time of year, at least the weather is going to be quiet up there if you are heading up, nice looking conditions. here in the bay area, it's a beautiful day in santa cruz, bright skies, here's a look at the forecast. fog coast, warming trend begins tomorrow, mild to warm pattern through labor day. hour by hour we go, the fog we have near the coast will push in over the bay for the morning commute between 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. it will pull back out and we'll see most areas clearing out. morning lows in the 50s. so it's starting to feel like the seasons are about to change. we're a few weeks away from fall and you can certainly notice it in the morning. watch out, low visibility, because fog is going to be compressed tomorrow afternoon, a mild day in the south bay, 79 in san jose, warmer than today, 85 in morgan hill on the peninsula,
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76 redwood city, mountain view, 64 in pacifica. downtown san francisco 70 degrees. napa, 82. 80 in san rafael. 85 in santa rosa. 76 fremont. inland areas, 87 concord, 88 in livermore and antioch. so we're coming back up to average or close to it as we head into your friday afternoon. if you're heading to the giants game tomorrow night against the mets, at&t park 61 degrees, breezy, dropping down to 58. make sure you pack an extra layer. here's a preview of your labor day weekend. you will notice that really pleasant weather is expected saturday, sunday and labor day with the warmest areas inland valleys in the low 90s, places like livermore, san francisco going from 70 to 69 to 71. accuweather seven-day forecast warming it up tomorrow in a holding pattern for saturday, summer is back, sunday, monday. we'll be seeing 90s inland, 60s coast with a cooling trend after
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fremont police arrested a man they say drove into their building today. the driver was spotted -- suspected of being under the influence. police say he hopped the curb on stevenson boulevard and narrowly missed landscapers. no one was hurt. last call could get later in san francisco, oakland and other california cities after lawmakers approved a bill to extend hours for bars. >> as you know right now all california bars, restaurants and nightclubs must stop serving alcohol at 2:00 a.m. scott wiener offered a bill saying it will help local small
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businesses. >> wiener is also defending the bill as critics fear crime and drunk driving will rise. >> whether you close at 4:00 or 2:00 or midnight or 5:00 in the afternoon, if someone's going to be reckless and you're responsible, it doesn't matter when the bar closes. >> governor brown will decide to approve or veto. if the governor signs the bill into law, local bars have the final say. researchers from google and harvard are using artificial intelligence to predict earthquake aftershocks. researchers have for years tried predicting when, where and how strong an aftershock will be. the ai utilizes an algorithm to train a neuronetwork which has examined hundreds of previous aftershocks to identify a pattern. the technology is still in infancy stages according to researchers. killer whales put on quite a show in
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coming up tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00, the concern for a canadian woman and her young daughter still missing after coming to visit california. why tomorrow could be a very fateful day. also -- >> we have a real crisis on our streets with people who are homeless and literally dying. >> a new approach to address a crisis facing california's cities passes a major hurdle. does it infringe on civil rights? that's coming up in half an hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. but finally here, boy did a group of whale watchers off monterey bay get their money's worth yesterday. >> five killer whales put on a spectacular display. they swam up to the boat and took turns for peeking over the surface. >> on yesterday's outing watchers also spotted humpback whales and dolphins. that was worth the price of admission. >> "world news tonight" with
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david muir is next. i'm dion lim. >> i'm dan ashley. see you again in half an hour. te come on. te the horror on the highway. the deadly collision. a greyhound bus nearly split into two. a big rig flipping off the highway. firefighters desperately trying to reach survivors. multiple fatalities reported as millions are set to hit the road for the holiday weekend. also breaking tonight, the massive explosion in chicago. the roof of a water plant collapsing. the race today to free workers buried in the rubble. mccain's final flight. his plane touching down tonight in washington, as the services now move to the nation's capitol. the moving memorial today in arizona. joe biden and his emotional tribute to a man he calls his brother. >> we shall not see his like again. also tonight, the new tropical systems we're tracking


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