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to protect public safety. it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11. sky 7 over the breaking news where a deadly crash blocked 880 at whipple road. >> it involves a bus, big rig and two cars. we have team coverage. a less his helping you get around the mess for your morning commute. >> we will start with abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live at the scene. amy, that freeway has been closed more than seven hours. >> good morning, reggie. good news, they kicked us off the freeway. i'm stand anything a store parking lot. they wanted us out because they were about to reopen.
my vantage point is it's hard to tell if they have gotten there yet. i know they are very close. they wanted to give the is street sweeper time to get the debris off the highway. then they would reopen it. this did happen at 10:40 last night. they've been out here more than six hours. two people did die in this accident, a man and woman. they were both drivers of the cars. this happened just north of the hayward city limit sign just before whipple. >> we urge people to look for alternate routes to try to get to work, try to get wherever they're going. >> at this point officers don't know why this happened. they don't think alcohol or drugs were involved.
it appears to have started with the tour bus. they say it was in the middle lane, came up on stop-and-go traffic. pushed that to the side. hit another car, pushing it into a big rig. they're not sure how fast the bus was going. again, they were aiming to reopen by 6:00. it looks like they will hit their deadline or very close to you. so you can count on this area for your commute. they encourage you to work around if you can. that will take a while to get going. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you so much, amy. it's about 20 minutes, the delay right now, if you stick to 8810. here's a look at the long delay from sky 7. all the headlights. everyone forced over on alvarado-niles at chil el road.
we are seeing onlooker delay as well. i know amy said it was tough to see where she was. they are very close to getting this back open. i've watched crews sweeping up the roadway. was there was glass and debris in the road. and the vehicles involved in this, it looks like all have been towed away. they are working on picking up the cones. they should get this back open. they can still see flashing lights. i will give you an update. take a look alternates as well. right now let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> the last minute the national weather service extended the red flag warning until 11:00. it was for solano and lake county. the rest of us supposed to drop at 6:00. they have gone ahead and extended it. let's take a look at the winds out there. gusting 15 to 25 miles per hour. nowhere near the 55 that was possibly projected.
it is chilly this morning. trick-or-treating at 7:00. cooler at the coast, 59. the rest of us 66 to 69. nothing scary there. back to the news with jessica and reggie. >> that sounds perfect. thanks, mike. these are the five bay area cities that you are going to soon see cars with no driver behind the wheel. palo alto, mountain view, los altos hills and sunnyvale.
dmv has given waymo green light. they have just grabbed the first driverless test permanent in the state of california. they can go ahead with test fully driverless cars on five silicon valley cities. sven says this could create a world of possibilities for people who can't operate a vehicle themselves. >> the exciting thing is we don't really know what it might generate. think about the internet. who would have thought about the internet.
thank you, matt. a woman is facing murder killed a father and his daughter in walnut creek last thursday on south broadway off highway 680. this woman, jessica martin, plowed into three other cars. she is being charged with two counts of murder and drunk driving. a go fund me page for hector garza was in one of the cars and died. his 8-year-old daughter also died. they have raised near $70,000. we have a link at abc7news.com. in the east bay, a father faces charges after his 3-year-old son was shot. the boy is in critical condition following the shooting monday night. oakland mayor says the shooting happened inside the family's home where there was an unsecured firearm. >> heads-up if you use bart s. starting tomorrow, the 8th and market street will be
off-limits. that's in tpropb of the hotel whitco whitcomb. the announcement comes after the closure last year at the entrance in front of the burger king at grove and market streets. they need to install a new traction center. it is part of a larger effort to increase peak capacity. your voice, your vote. one of the more controversial measures in san francisco. it would impose a new tax on san francisco businesses. the money would then be used to pay for homeless services. mark benioff said tech ceos need to be more charitable and support tax on themselves. >> people creating their market capitalization are going to have to contribute to solving biggest, most important problem which is homelessness. the tax could cost an estimated $10 million a year. benioff does not believe companies will leave san francisco if prop
>> we have already dramatically increased what we spend on homelessness the last 10 years. the problem has not gotten any better. >> reporter: san francisco mayor breed also opposes prop c. she would like more time to make sure the measure doesn't come with unintended consequences. >> watch election coverage one week from tonight. your voice, your vote. abc news will have some of the biggest races around the country. you can get updates any time on on abc7news.com/election. we've seen scary stuff on bart. now this man pulls out two chainsaws. find out the punishment he could face. >> a live look from sutro tower.
8:00. over to alexis for the morning commute. >> good morning, mike. sky 7 our major traffic alert we have been following since 10:40. full closure of northbound 880 at whipple road due to a double fatal collision. according to sky 7, there you go. the on-ramp approaching the crash scene. however, everyone is still being diverted south of there onto alvarado-niles road. we still have lanes closed. significant backups approaching as well. heading north, stick to union city or mission boulevard. those are looking much, much
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the vehicle. >> this is verysc a san francisco man could face charges after pulling out two chainsaws while riding on a bart train. joanna was on her way home from work when she saw this man. she tweeted for help and bart replied right away. >> he was like ya! he made that sound and everything. and the guy was like, no, stop, that's not funny. >> bart police arrested the man, patrick bingman. he has several outstanding warrants. the fel reseaised gng aer interest raeutsdz. silicon valley reports sales in
september suffered one of the biggest drops in years. down 20% compared to the number of sales in 2017. sonoma county plummeted 27%. largely contributed by the north bay wildfires. contra costa, 22%. santa clara county, sales down 21%. in the east bay, san leandro is hosting a free event. >> it's happening from 4:00 to 6:00 tonight. kids can pick up a free trick or treat bag and then stroll the mall to collect candy. kids under 13 have to be with an adult. they will hand out treats until they run out. halloween weddings officiated by a costumed staff member. people in the past have been married by zombies, historical figures, and disney princesses. there is a halloween-themed room
to get married in. the ceremony starts at 8:30 this morning to 3:00 this afternoon. you need to make an appointment. and make good choices about your costume as well. >> no kidding. that's a wide array. you could get anything to marry you. >> thing one and thing two. i think you saw betelgeuse. share your wedding photos. >> i would love to see that. nditions continue until 11:00. north wind gusting to 30 in our east bay hills. high fire danger, red flag warning. warm, murky sunshine. milder and high clouds tonight. and it looks like we're searching for rain again the next two weeks. the first two weeks of november. a look at high clouds.
the gray you see at 27,000 feet. otherwise bone dry out there. 79, san jose. 80, morgan hill. low 80s in the east bay valleys. 80 to 83 through the north bay. san francisco and richmond, 73. mid to upper 70s for the rest of the bay shore also. 67, half moon bay. 81 in santa cruz. tonight it will be milder than it is this morning. low to upper 50s. 49, morgan hill. temperatures will be a lot like today. cooler sunday, monday, tuesday. an extra hour of sleep. standard time comes back saturday night. here's alexis. >> all right. back live to sky
excellent d up cones northbound 880 hayward union city line. two lanes fully back open. it will be fully back open when we check in at 6:30. the last of the cones getting picked up. things are slowly starting to improve. if you haven't heavy yet, you will be okay to take northbound 880. plan on residual delays as this thins out. we have a few lanes open on 880. a full closure of ashby bart station due to police activity. ac transit is helping out with that. >> a tough commute. alexis, thank you. a big change coming to public parking lots. it is raising privacy concerns. and the investigation into
mwahmwah, mwah. starting out at 6:00, kids like to get out before the sun goes down. by 8:00, some of the older kids. 67 to 76. they won't need coates. it will be a great evening. here's jessica and reggie with more news. >> i thought that was of very convincing thank you. >> good morning america at 7:00. >> amy happy halloween. up next on gma, new developments in the mysterious plane crash. new video of passengers just moments before takeoff. officials now believe they may have found a crucial part of the
plane that could bring them closer to black boxes and look at is happened. preschoolers fighting at day care. teachers seen and heard encouraging them to battle it william daniels helped to stop a break-in. and get ready for our halloween spook tack hrtacular. so far lined up. surprise tkpefguests. you're not even going to recognize me. >> is that right? oh, my gosh. if you're saying it's your favorite, that is really saying something. >> my favorite ever. >> looking forward to it. thanks, amy. next at 6:30, live coverage
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now at 6:30, breaking news in the east bay. a late night crash taking the lives of two people on interstate 880 near hayward and union city. the freeway was closed for hours. the highway is reopening right now. sky 7 over the backup that still remains. we have live team coverage. a new effort to stop a controversial development in cupertino even though construction has already started. trick or treat. mike is tracking the holiday forecast. plus, candy madness. a lot of you are filling it out,
tweeting it to us and trying to find the best treat. we have controversy this morning. >> yes. >> not everyone agreeing on what their favorite candy is. that's a good thing. because you can share. >> the controversy was somebody who made that knew snickers and reese's were number one and two and you them in the same bracket. >> that was me. and our producers. >> you did a great job s. those are tough battles there. >> okay. well, it's out there on social media. fill yours out. we now do weather and traffic. >> happy halloween. >> it's a treat. once we get past 11:00. you think the red flag warning was supposed to expire. it has been extended to 11:00. breezes 25 miles per hour. even 36. 25 in the east bay.
high clouds and stars and mid-40s to 50 this morning at 7:00. 65 to 70 at lunch. lovely. mid-60s at the coast. 76 to nearly 80. a lot of mid to upper 60s by 7:00. great weather here. commute, maybe not so much. here's alexis. yeah. back to our traffic alert we have been following all morning. a pretty lengthy backup on northbound 880. both directions slow. the highway closure on northbound 880. everyone forced rad dough-niles due do a double fatal crash last night at whipple. we have a long way to go. onlooker delay. over to abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield who has been at the
scene. >> reporter: i have to tell you, alexis, officials had the backup in their mind during a long shutdown like this. they had to take their time to gather evidence. investigators say four vehicles were involved. a tour bus they say started it all. when it came up on stop-and-go traffic 10:40 last night and didn't stop. the bus hit a car, hit another car, which slammed into a big rig. two people were killed. this was northbound interstate 880. this is right past the hayward city line right before the whipple exit. >> four people total involved. one driver in each of the vehicles. so the first vehicle that tour bus hit, that driver was the
first fatality. the second vehicle the driver was the second fatality. >> investigators aren't sure why this happened. they say, show, they don't think drugs or alcohol was involved. an investigation team re-enacted the accident. it lasted more than seven hours. it created quite a backup from sky 7. it could be slow through here for a while. you might want to avoid it or give yourself extra time. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. developing news now, funerals continue today in pittsburg rb pittsbu pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> president trump made a controversial visit to the city. >> it's not about you!
you are not welcome here. >> some people asked for them to delay their trip. but that request was not honored. together with the first lady, ivanka and jared, they placed stones on the stars that marked the loss of 11 lives. >> he is a purveyor of hate speech and he is not welcome in my synagogue and my city. >> more than 1,000 protesters demanded that president trump denounce white nationalism. meanwhile, the fbi continues its investigation. law enforcement says they are struggling to finonrsthe openi f o t synagogue. students will appeal a
federal judge's decision dismissing their lawsuit. they claim the school knowingly fostered a hostile environment for jewish students, but the school defense it. the judge said the students failed to present adequate facts to support their allegation. the man accused of suspicious packages also looked up someplace right here. fbi investigators found that cesar sayoc performed an internet search using the term uc berkeley library. they said there is no reason to believe any explosives had been sent to the school. police say they have had explosive detective dogs checking mail as a precaution since last week. they are also making extra check at the library. in the north bay, a second grade teacher who was hit by a car and killed while riding her bicycle
is being remembered this morning. >> the crash happened monday afternoon on sir frances drake boulevard near railroad avenue in wood acre. the 63-year-old deborah debeneditto was a long time teacher in san rafael. she was hit by a 2006 explorer. chp says the driver, paula drake of fairfax, was apparently under the influence. counselors from the school district were at the school yesterday to help kids process the news. >> tremendous sadness. tremendous loss. she has been a big part of the community the last 20 years. everybody was shocked and stunned. obviously nobody expected it to happen. >> drake will be charged with with a felony dui and gross negligence, manslaughter. in the south bay, 5,000 people have signed a petition to stop mall development in stop mall development in cupertino. fi, and retail
spaces and threatening to use senate bill 35, eliminating the need for local approval for certain develops including housing. >> a multimillion dollar upgrade is coming soon to san jose parking garages. yesterday the city counsel approved a project to make parking easier. it's a $6.3 million upgrade that will allow drivers to make online reservations, scan validated parking tickets and use apple pay to pay for parking. but the new technology involves automated license phraeupt readers which is raising some privacy concerns. cameras similar to the ones at san jose airport will photograph license plates and note the time and location of the vehicles that enter the lot.
>> they plan to upgrade in february or marat parking garages in the downtown area. you are never more than 7 minutes away from my accuweather forecast. check out these temperatures all over the place in the south bay. a lot of mid to upper 40s until santa clara, 56. san jose proper, 49. even micro employmeclimatesmicr. 56 in novato.eges thiing. here's a look at a fog-free golden gate bridge and rain-free commute today. and pretty much for your activity planner we're going to have a light chop on the bay. breezy across the north bay beaches. pretty quiet everywhere else. just out and about, it's going
to be warm this afternoon. starting off kneeleding a jacket. 50 in the north bay. mid to upper 40s until we get to 50 at 8:00. 74 at noon. low 80s this afternoon. down to 65 trick-or-treating at 8:00. san francisco, gorgeous today, 55 this morning. low to mid-70s this afternoon. back down in the low to mid-60s at 6:00. our last stop, back down to the south bay. noon, 70. mid to upper 70s this afternoon. waiting for the sun to go down, dress for 66 at 8:00. great news for your halloween forecast. your commute, not so much. here's alexis. >> back live to sky 7. it actually looks like we have a new problem on 880. i'm working to get details. i believe this is within the backup. things just starting to move after northbound 880 reopened at whipple following almost an eight-hour closure due to a deadly crash that happened last night. this is secondary collision blocking the two left lanes.
right around state route 84. so i am working on confirming needed. we already had a good 20, 25-minute delay trying to unwind due to the earlier collision. it has been a rough morning all the way around. there you go. that was the collision, i believe, that's what we're looking at. a new one just popped up. the other side, southbound side is also heavy. onlooker delay. take union city boulevard or mission boulevard. a quick check of speeds in that area. starting to make progress. down to 6 miles per hour. 18 miles per hour on the southbound side. quickly want to mention a full closure of ashby bart station due to pleaolice activity. tual pvid a t transit. the human touch to make city
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it's fire season. and you can see it's down in southern california. 6.6 million people under a red flag warning through the afternoon hours. we have the central valley just like us until 11:00 this morning. it moves up into the foothills. 68 in yosemite. 78 in l.a. average highs 57 in tahoe. mid to upper 60s thursday through sunday and bone dry. >> mike, thank you. believe it or not, you can soon look over at parking lot. no one behind the wheel. >> ready or not, here i come. the first company in california to get permission to operate vehicles without a driver. matt?>> reporr: yeah. good morning, reggie. it is likely you have seen driverless cars on the road.
we drive-through the cool area here tpin mountain view. waymo no longer needs a person in the driver's seat. they were just granted the first driverless permit. driverless testing has been in place for a year in arizona. waymo allows them to test on city streets with speeds up to 65 miles per hour. and during fog or even light rain. matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you, abc 7 news is on mission to build a better bay area.
garageavailall citywn parking garages. people can request an ambassador by phone or they are looking for any suspicious behavior. >> the parking garages got rid of physical booths. so now they can use those booths. we welcome thoughts about improving safety. use #betterbayarea to join the conversation. now your morning money report. it will be a little harder to get a credit card. >> two of the biggest are tightening up lending standards. it is a very unusual move. capital one and discover both tell "the wall street journal" they're concerned how much the economic recovery will last. >> a live look at the new york stock exchange. we are up 261 points as trading
gets under way. yesterday the dow rebounded closing up for the first time in 11 days. safety comes first tonight when it comes to trick-or-treating. in the south bay, kids will be treated to free glow in the dark necklaces so they can si be seen they will also hand out safety tip sheets. we issued a challenge and al of you accepted. >> take a look the at our holiday candy bracket. like a march madness bracket. plenty of controversy. becca really went for it. she's one of our viewers. she declared that life savers is the best halloween candy. hmm. it beat out butter finger, star burst and almond joy. and this renegade going rogue filling out skittles, really tasting the rainbow with that
font. >> somebody has a sweet tooth. >> three musketeers. >> nice. >> you already know my answer. >> reese's for the three of us over here. >> it was really strong. three musketeers on the bottom. it's chocolate that wins out most of the time is what we're finding out. let's take a look at what's goes on. of you're never more than 7 minutes away from my accuweather 7-day forecast. 280 and 17. gorgeous sunrise developing. take a look outside. it will be gorgeous with high clouds. 14 and 29-mile-per-hour winds to mt. tam. fire danger until 11:00 this morning. phaoeupld temperatures at the coast. warm about everywhere else. warmer than average afternoons through the seven-day forecast.
two areas of high pressure pushing the track well to the north. still raining a lot in washington and oregon. it stops when it gets to our border. high clouds and sunshine. 67 to 81 in santa cruz. 79 in san jose. low 80s in the east bay valleys. low to mid 80s. tonight mild and low to upper 50s. there's no moon tonight when trick-or-treating. it doesn't rise until 12:53 tomorrow morning. tomorrow, even warmer than today as the off-shore wind increases. relaxes friday and saturday. we're about the same as today. remember, daylight saving ends. back to standard time. turn the clocks back an hour. >> taking a look at sky 7 just as we were starting to make some recovery progress on northbound 880, we have a new problem just north of the previous crash. the last thing we needed, sky 7g
ergency crews were not caltrans, chp and a street sweeper on scene. coming up from union city into hayward, stick to surface streets. in the meantime, a crash reported the bay bridge toll plaza. lane 4, a minor crash. no flashing lights yet. police activity still has ashby bart station closed. trains are not stopping them. ac transit will take you to berkeley. >> alexis, thank you. next, the 7 things you need to know before you go. our instagram picture of the day. you can see a lot more great
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it is 6:54. here are the 7 things you need to know before you go. the chp investigating the cause of a deadly four-vehicle crash on interstate 880 in hayward. a limo bus slammed into two cars, knocking one into a big rig. the drivers of the car were both killed. they do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash >> number two, justify as traffic was clearing from that crash, a new one and the same year northbound 880. this is right around tenyson road. two-car crash. sky 7 showing us everyone is stopped while they work to clear this. avoid it if you can. stick to surface streets in possible. >> number three, way mow has the first permit in california allowing it to test drive on public roads without a test driver in the car.
number 4, more funerals will be held pennsylvania as president trump and the first lady honored the 11 people shot and killed in the massacre. >> a man could face charges for criminal threats after pulling out two chainsaws on pt owathe. it will be lovely today. we start off kind of chilly, mid-40s to low 50s. mid-60s at the coast. near 80 inland. trick-or-treating, dress for temperatures in the 60s. nothing creepy there. >> speaking of that, number 7, the "abc 7 mornings" candy bracket challenge. we want to know which candy wins in your house. fill it out and tweet it back to us. a lot of different opinions this morning. >> someone wrote, where is the
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