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over a major traffic alert in the south bay. just one lane of cars getting by on highway 101 at mckee road right now after a deadly crash involving a truck. alexis is tracking the backup. we're live with the investigation. >> first at 6:00, we're on storm watch. live doppler 7 fired up again as another storm makes its way across the bay area. as you head out, prepare for the wet roads. here's a live look at the bay area bridges. there is a sheen this morning. good morning to you. it is wednesday, january 9th. thanks for joining us. >> never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. here's mike nicco. >> you can see light rain around willow glenn towards edge veil and down 101 through morgan hill, san martin and gilroy. here's what's going on in the north bay. we have a chance of some wet weather there. in between, it's quiet right now. that doesn't mean you're out of
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the woods. a 1 on the storm impact scale. a chance of thunderstorms. windy this morning. but breezy this afternoon. so the winds will taper at 10:00. here's the latest on the wind advisory. another tree or two could topple. we've seen it happen and the winds are whipping up waves also. breakers up to 24 feet through 9:00 tonight. the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. plenty of moisture on the ground and more possible through at least 6:00. it tapers this evening. let's get alexis in here. busy morning. >> it sure has. we're tracking a serious situation in the south bay. we've got a deadly rollover crash that happened at 3:45 this morning. sky 7 over the scene right now. you can see the box truck is still on its side. they've got a lot of cleanup work to do and investigation is under way too. a huge emergency response. one lane slowly that far left lane, they reopened that 30 minutes ago. we've got miles of backup. that is well south of the 280/680 split at 3.5, 4 miles.
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you want to avoid it. i'll quickly flip over and show thu on our traffic maps, too. unfortunately, we've got red on both of the alternates as well. northbound 680, a crash near berryessa and northbound 280, a crash near 11th. we're hoping to get most of them cleared shortly. right now, we want to check in with amy hollyfield at the scene near mckee road on 101. any progress on getting this cleaned up? >> reporter: not a lot of progress to report, alexis, i'm sorry to say. they're still working behind me on recovering the victim who was killed in this accident. they are nowhere near getting this cleared out of here or opening these lanes. authorities say there were two people inside this delivery truck. the driver survived and was taken to the hosit mor buno-teaning fl leep.he drir d of m that's why they crashed. the passenger was killed in this accident. i want to show you right now
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what the traffic situation is here on northbound 101 here in san jose. one lane of traffic is open and moving through here very slowly. and there is a huge backup. this is at the mckee road on-ramp. it is very slow through here. again, they sought to upright the truck and get the tow truck connected to it and get it out of here. they do not have an estimated time of when they're going to get all of this open. this area should be avoided if you can. reporting live from san jose, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you for your continuous updates. we've been updating you on this breaking news all morning long with push alerts through our news app. we'll keep letting you know what's happening. download the app now. you can customize it to get breaking news alerts where you live. happening today, b.a.r.t. police chief carlos rojas is expected to update the department's investigation into a brazen shooting on board a
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train near the west oakland station. it took place two years ago today. surveillance video shows the man suspected of killing 19-year-old carlos romero of antioch. this investigation revealed many security cameras on board b.a.r.t. trains were actually deco decoys. after the shooting, b.a.r.t. purchased 470 operational cameras. the alameda county sheriff's office needs your help to locate a man who investigators say violently attacked a woman. authorities say 49-year-old douglas allen pruitt of hayward attacked the victim in a neighborhood of the city. pruitt is considered armed and dangerous and has connections with white supremacist and outlaw motorcycle groups. investigators say pruitt is on the run from law enforcement. he's known to frequent hayward, castro valley, fremont. his car is a white 1989 chevrolet camaro rs. now we have breaking news. the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein is expected to leave
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his role in the coming weeks. sources tell abc news that he's going to step down around the time president trump's nominee for attorney general, william barr would take office. he had apparently only been plan to go stay at the department of justice for two years. it doesn't appear that he's being pushed out by president trump. he oversaw the mueller investigation for more than a year after former attorney general jeff sessions recused himself. president trump showing no sign of backing down on his plans for a border wall. >> in his address to the nation last night, the president cited the murder of a police corporal romeo sing. take a listen. >> america's heart broke the day after christmas when a young police officer in california as savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien. just came across the border. the life of an american hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in ourit appears th shutdown will continue at least
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for now. today the president plans to visit senate republicans at the capitol before the meeting with washington, d.c. with the latest on the shutdown coming up for you at 6:30. people in santa cruz county are keeping a close eye on today's storm. they're still dealing with damage from two small tornadoes that hit the area on sunday. the national weather service says this waterspout was one of them. it packed winds up to 85 miles per hour and pulled the roof off of dolphin restaurant along the busy wharf. witnesses were watching this in awe. >> then i went to the dolphin and we could see how the back portion flew off that way. >> it just flipped the roof off like it was a leaf. threw it into the bay. >> a second tornado hit about a mile away. further north. -- farther north. 200-foot trees fell on to homes in boulder creek. today's storm is not expected to be as violent as sunday's storm.
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a find out a surprise when a suspected thief went to cash in a lottery ticket. for sale as-is. a $1.6 million home for sale in the bay area. one major missing thing. let me show you my storm concerns for the rest of today. hydroplaning high, especially this morning. we still have a possibility of gusty breezes that could topple gusty breezes that could topple a few more trees and bring
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we've been keeping track of this one for you since we went on the air at 4:30 today. we've got a major problem. fatality investigation. collision on northbound 101 just before you get to mckee road. major sig alert remains. we only have the far left lane getting by. you can see the backup on northbound 101 as it continues to grow. that is one of many problems in the south bay. northbound 680 before berryessa road. we had a crash that was a three-vehicle collision. that's one of the main alternates. the other alternate north on 280 up to 87 to reconnect with 101. >> it was sort of hanging on by the two back wheels there. that did just clear from the
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incident boa28 southth. at least that's clear. a to a look at that one. highway 17. a little bit of improvement in the santa cruz mountains. we had a small slide. a tree down in the roadway past idyllwild. unfortunately, a van hit the tree and we had a full closure on the southbound side of the roadway for an hour. they were able to reopen one lane and sky 7 on the way to that scene. as soon as we get there, we'll take a live look at what's going on in the cleanup efforts. let's move over and check in with mike nicco for a look at weather. >> i wanted to show you the napa valley where we have a light to mad rat shower moving through. it is moving southwest to northeast. it should exit in about 15, 20 minutes or so. for the rest of us, still damp with scattered showers. 55 to 58 degrees around san francisco. 54 to about 58 in all of the other neighborhoods also.
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that's what the high should be. here's a look at sutro tower. it's still windy this morning. out and about showers today. it will be dry at times. if you have the app, look for the future radar feature. dry weather if you head outside -- lighter but choppy this afternoon. our best chance for showers, this is going to be random along the east bay valley. in fact, a lot of cloud cover. at any time you can get a shower, it's not pinpointing any of these hours for the showers. outside of that time frame, we have scattered showers. down in the south bay, the best time looks to be around lunch. again, random showers on either side of that in all of the neighborhoods up until 6:00. five more chances of rain coming up. here's jessica and reggie. >> mike, thank you. new at 6:00, the reason you may see more self-driving semi trucks on american roads. >> plus, an incredible rescue in france. a helicopter pilot (dog) mmm. this beneful grain free is so healthy... oh! farm-raised chicken! that's good chicken!
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skier before hoisting him into the helicopter. the group called for help because the was struggling witha weak knee. a vacaville man won $10 million from a lottery scratcher. he nearly missed out on the prize after police say his roommate stole the winning ticket. the man bought the ticket before christmas and told his roommate this was a winner. that was the first mistake. then officials told him it was a fake. one of his roommates goes to the same store, purchases the same ticket later alters his losing ticket to match the winning ticket. >> police say the roommate swapped the altered ticket for the real one. they arrested the suspected thief when he tried to cash in the real winning ticket. here's the great part about this. the actual winner later discovered that the prize wasn't $10,000. like he previously thought.
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it was $10 million. police say the roommate had forged the wrong amount on the fake ticket. crime never pays, y'all. don't tell your roommates anything. at all. >> bad advice, reggie. not when it comes to winning a lotto. it's no secret bay area real estate is through the roof, crazy expensive. >> one fixer upper caught our eye taking things to a new level. this home in san carlos has a burned out kitchen and on the market for $1.6 million. made us shake our heads. say only in the bay area. apparently the four-bedroom home lost its kitchen in an accidental cooking fire. it's on alameda near britain avenue. the home is in the listing described as a major fixer, but this is my favorite part. but it's also described as, quote, a great opportunity. a great opportunity to make your own kitchen. >> oh, my gosh. you know what would be better. if the realtor staged the
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burned-out kitchen. put in really nice furniture in there. >> they've run out of ideas. burn this house and sell it. >> it's a good idea for a show. >> that's a terrible idea. >> i'd watch it. >> stop. >> i also like dance moms. keep that in mind. >> the bar is set really low. >> really low. reggie, when you star on that show, i'll watch. >> all right. let's take a look at what's going on. the star this morning, live doppler 7. you can see the radar returns right around brisbane in south north of sfo. that's going to head over towards alameda. san mateo, foster city heading across the san mateo bridge towards hayward. we have a light shower now. let me show you the big picture. we have that moist flow. don't have a big the evening an overnight hours. we're going to go with scattered showers. >> as you can see from sutro tower, storms and the
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morning hours. the wind will, then it will become breezy. that's good and bad. >> that's going to be bad. >> it adds energy to the atmosphere that could fuel a stray thunderstorm or two. >> the fog is really thick in most neighborhoods. a little bit to the south bay won't be as thick until you get towards this area. a lot of greens out there. yellow pop-up during the lunch-hour. as we head towards the evening commute, random showers, still a few wet spots on the street. by 7:00, you can see hardly anything out there. watch, yep, the white oak and those are the clouds opening heading towards tomorrow morning's commute. we're going to get that fog. now, you could get under an intense cell, but the rainfall amounts going to be less than a tenth of an inch. let's look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. adjusting a little bit because thursday, completely dry.
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friday evening, rain returns through saturday morning. moay aueay more rain. mika busy roads. want to head back to sky 7. conditions didn't allow them to go back. we have a major sig alert at 101 and mckee. we have the deadly delivery truck crash. happened about 3:45 this morning. just one lane is barely inching by on that far left side. we did have a full closure for quite some time this morning. about 5:30 today they were able to open up one lane. we have major delays behind this crash. the investigation continues. you probably saw that box truck is still on its side. they really have not started the cleanup. do not take northbound 101. i highly recommend mass transit at this point. probably your best bet or delaying your trip. i'm going to flip over to the traffic maps and show you why. this is one of three problems in
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the same area. we have a crash northbound 680 at mckee road before berryessa. only the right shoulder getting by. northbound 280 near 11th we had a vehicle dangling off the roadway. that one just cleared. it is brutal. 57 minutes left on 580, tracy to dublin. antioch to concord, 16 minutes. thanks, alexis. "good morning america" coming up at 7:00 on abc 7. ginger zee live from new york city with a look at what's ahead. hi, ginger. >> hi, reggie and jessica. nice to be about with bth of you here. coming up on gma, we have the latest on the battle over the border. president trump hosting a white house summit with leaders from both parties of the after that primetime address, we'll have the reaction this morning. the shutdown entering day 19 and american families fueling the toll. new fallout from the docuseries, surviving r. kelly. is he facing a criminal investigation? we'll have the latest. kevin hart is here for a
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first live interview after the oscars controversy. plus, what he's revealing about the new big free role. gwyneth paltrow is whipping up healthy, delicious food that her kids love. i'll try and make it here tonight. i'm inspired. it's all coming up on gma. if you're inspired, i'm inspired. i don't think -- >> you can do it. >> okay. i'll try. we'll see you later. thanks, ginger. a heads-up for all of this morning. there's a new report out showing that cell phone companies are that cell phone companies are tracking our
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i wanted to show you how active our pattern is. today, we have a chance for showers. tomorrow, it will be partly cloudy but quickly on the heels of that, more rain as we begin the weekend friday and it lingers into saturday. more on that coming up in the next half hour. here's more news. >> new at 6:00, self-driving semi trucks are about to hit the fast lane. according to forbes, san diego-based too simple is going to expand its autonomous trucks to 40 by june. the company says it's already cleaning five autonomous deliveries a day for companies in adds. daimler says it will spend $570 million and has 200 jobs to improve the technology. both companies unveiled their plan to the conmeni ow vegas.
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cell phone providers are selling your location data. let's see where -- see where they're located. the weather center. >> the company mother board says that other companies like t-mobile, sprint, at&t, they have access to customers' information and and real-time location and they're now selling that data to private individuals like bounty hunters and other business that is might want that. oregon senator ron widen is responding to the report. he's calling on the fcc to take some action. he called them out on twitter. but the fcc has yet to respond. certainly an alarming report thas come out. >> don't want to hear that. next at 6:30, more trouble for apple. why the company is set to slash iphone production. we've got a lot of major issues in the south bay this morning. i'll zoom in on our maps. we not only have a sig alert due to a fatal collision on mckee. to a fatal collision on mckee. we had a full closure near
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damage left this morning and i've got the timing of the next round of rain. president trump making his case for a border wall. how democrats are now responding. the dmv is warning the long wait times could be coming back. what officials are demanding to keep the lines moving. good morning to you on wednesday, january 9th. let kick things off with mike and the storms we're tracking. >> storms, that's the key. i have one completely dry day out of the next seven. that's tomorrow. i'm tracking rain in the south bay from san jose right down 101 through morgan hill, san martin and gilroy. there could be puddles on 101 there. also, our best radar returns across the north bay where our best chance of steady rain will be in marin county while the rest of us will have showers today. the slight chance of a thunderstorm. because the rainfall will be light, the amounts and the winds are going to back off today. so is the surf. it's a 1 on the storm impact
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scale. here's a look at the wind advisory. until 10:00, another tree or two could come down as the winds gust to 50 miles per hour. driving on the east-west bridges, it's been difficult. 24-foot waves at the coast. quick look at the 24-hour planner. you have to wait until this evening for the rain to stop. enjoy the mild temperatures, though. here's alexis. good morning, mike. let's go live to sky 7 over that deadly crash that happened around 3:45 this morning. a box truck flipped over on northbound 101 before you get to mckee road. that is still on its side. one eaperson in that vehicle wa killed. another had serious injuries. as we pan back from sky 7, you can see that sea of headlights coming towards us. that is a major delay that's developed because of this. only one lane is open. been that way since 5:30. we had a full closure for an hour and a half before that. so just not a great situation. i quickly wanted to flip over to the traffic maps and show you alternates. northbound 680, another major
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crash at berryessa at 11th. a crash just cleared. all those are really congested. i recommend bta or delaying your trip. let's get back to the scene. amy hollyfield is live for us in san jose. amy, it doesn't look like a whole lot as changed in the last 30 minutes. >> reporter: hi, alexis. this truck is still here. it's still on its side. but they are about to move the tow truck into place to flip it upright and then haul it out of here. so they are saying possibly they'll have everything cleared out of here in an hour, by 7:30. that's a rough estimate. maybe some hopeful thinking. that's what they're shooting for right now. what we know is that two people were inside this truck when it crashed. the driver told the chp he thinks he probably fell asleep. he was taken to the hospital with major injuries but is expected to survive. his passenger was killed. the chp tells us that tired drivers, that's one of the biggest, most dangerous issues that.
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we encourage people if they're feeling tired to not continue their journey. pull over and take a nap, take a rest. don't rely on energy drinks to keep you awake. those won't be effective. the best remedy for feeling tired on the road is to take a nap. >> reporter: here is the traffic situation right now. one lane is open on northbound highway 101 in san jose. this is the situation and has been since 3:45 this morning. so we're looking at almost three hours the situation has been like this. there's quite a backup that's accumulated during the commute this morning. it's an area to avoid if you can. again, they're hoping to get this all opened up within an hour. reporting live in san jose, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. in the south bay, we're getting a first look at some of the damage overnight left from the storms.
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this is in san jose. check out this tree. it nearly missed a house on taylor street near north 15th street. the large tree will need to be cut up and hauled away. no word on any possible injuries. also want to show you this. los altos hills. a tree came crashing down on a van overnight. it appears the tree hit a covered boat or travel trailer. this is outside a home on bird lane. santa clara county firefighters responded to a scene this morning at 12:30. we're waiting to hear back on possible injuries there. the weather likely played a role on this mess in san rafael. a fire broke out when power lines came down after a huge tree fell on them yesterday at meyer road and southern heights boulevard. the tree missed people, cars and houses. but it did knock out power to a dozen homes. you can always track the weather where you live on our abc 7 news app. we have live doppler 7 on that app and you can enable push alerts to get the latest weather advisories on your phone or tablet. in the east bay today, oakland police are set to
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announce a significant development in the search for the driver who hit a teenager riding a bike. the 14-year-old was dragged for several blocks last wednesday. a witness captured i mages of to suspects in their car. the 14-year-old remains in critical condition. police may be zeroing in on a suspect who murdered a 17-year-old boy from redwood city. muhammad othman was a varsity football player. he was found shot to death. s.w.a.t. team and police drones surrounded a pleasanton home in connection with the case. sky map 7 shows the scene at amber lane and blossom court. you can see the scene as it unfolded. a source tells us there may be multiple suspects. neighbors tell us the family living in the home is relatively new to the community and moved there from belmont. >> they used the loud speaker to call the three suspect or whoever out, the neighbors.
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>> nobody as arrested at the home. belmont police say the victim and suspect knew each other and the shooting was not random. as we head into day 19 of the government shutdown, both sides of the stalemate are still far apart. >> president trump spoke directly to the american people last night saying the federal government remains shutdown for one reason. serena marshall joins us live from washington to break it all down for us. >> reggie, jessica, the address made everything evident, that the sides are still far apart. they haven't moved any closer and no signs that they're starting to. it's not something the president has done before. >> my fellow americans -- >> sitting in the oval office, speaking directly to the american public hoping to sway mind that the government should stay shut down until hisorr wall is . >> this is aead cs of the soul. >> he didn't go so far as to declare a national emergency.
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but urged immediate action and support for his $5.7 billion border wall. democrats immediately pushed back. >> this president just used the backdrop of the oval office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear. >> the president's perception of the border often misinformed. in fact, the number of people crossing illegally plunged over the past two decades from 1.6 million in 2001 to just over 400,000 in 2016 to 361,000 last year. and the president stoked fears of terrorists pushing through. something his own state department reported there's no credible information that any member of a terrorist group has traveled through mexico to gain access to the united states. congressional republicans and democrats will be heading back to the white house this afternoon to hopefully come to some kind of a deal to reopen the government. live in washington, serena marshall, abc 7 news. i guess the real question is, they may be back talking
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again, but that doesn't mean they're going to come up with a decision. what's going to finally end this? >> yeah. that's a good question. will today's meeting end the way the last few have? as of this morning, it doesn't seem they're moving closer together. the people you want to watch are senate republicans. already on capitol hill, there are signs that some republicans are growing tired of the shutdown and pushing the president to reopen the government and do border security. >> okay fl we'll be watching again. thank you, serena. for a full fact check, head to our website, abc7news.com. never more than minutes away from my forecast. our average highs are about in this neighborhood. for 52 in danville. to san francisco and san carlos at 57 degrees. here's a look at a shower developing anywhere from san rafael across the bridge to
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south of the bay bridge all the way to the san mateo prij bridge. let me go back in time. there was nothing and then boom, it popped up. that's how unstable this atmosphere is. we can go from nothing to a shower in less than 30 minutes. that's why you've got to be ready for that wet weather. you may look outside, see there's a little sunshine breaking through the clouds. go get ready. ten minutes later, you head out and it could be raining on top of you. it's going to be one of those types of days. the toll plaza, it's raining there right now. windy on the bridges besides the rain, especially the east-west bridges this morning. took a ride of my life on on the bay bridge this morning. that was dicey. windy, then breezy on the bay. damp and mild for our mass transit. quick look, east bay, chance of light rain through 8:00. scattered showers with the best chance around noon. showers any time in the north bay. the steadiest through 10:00 this morning. san francisco, light rain through 10:00 and then a chance of scattered showers during the afternoon hours. by the time we get to the
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evening, this round is over. but i've got many more coming up as you probably do. accidents out on the roads this morning. it's been tough. >> i hope not. we've got all we can handle right now. especially in the south bay. let's go back live to sky 7. this is our major sig alert and traffic alert this morning. we've got the fatality investigation under way. northbound 101. this is just south of mckee road. you can see all of the flashing lights. it does look like that tow truck is working to get into position to flip that big rig on to its wheels. it does look like it's still on its side. they're working to do that shortly. that's good news. the investigation part of this has wrapped up. they're now starting cleanup phase. chp hopeful they may get all lanes back open in less than an hour. we're see if they're able to do that. one lane sh open and we've got miles backup. i'm going to flip over to the traffic maps and unfortunately, we have another crash not far from there that just cleared. as i was walking up here.
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northbound 680 before berryessa road. that's been there since about 3:45, 4:00 this morning. checking the speeds, yeah. it's brutal. 101 northbound 680 and northbound 280. quickly want to show you another rollover crash at koopman road. it's been a tough morning. new at 6:00, this is not what you want to see on your commute. >> oh, my good necessary. >> that is a highway sign falling right in front of your suv. this happened in melbourne, australia yesterday. the driver of the suv had to be taken to the hospital for thankfully, minor neck injuries and authorities are now trying to figure out how that happened. >> wow. that thing can kill you. how heavy is that? >> it's like twice the height of the suv. it's huge. >> wow. >> situation that koccould have been really bad. just one vehicle was impacted there. sound like that driver is going to be okay.
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definitely scary. >> yeah. wrong place, wrong time. thank you, alexis. kevin hart sitting down with gma. what the comedian is now saying about the controversy that caused him to quit as oscars host. you're looking live at the new york stock exchange. we're up this morning. we'll check in, in a few moments. breaking news coming in. president trump making new threats towards california after our devastating wildfire season. stay tuned for that. we'll be right back.
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we've got rain all the way as far south at bearing down on santa barbara. look what happens when it tries to move into l.a. falls apart today leaving them with clouds and mid-60s. dry in palm springs. 72. rain as far south as fresno. in the mid-50s to low 60s with the chances of showers. it turns over and becomes midnight tonight. the difficult travel. i would not travel up there today. now wait until tomorrow. it's a bluebird day. sunday through next thursday, we have chances of snow. let me show you in my
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accuweather forecast through tahoe. bluebird day tomorrow, clouds return friday. close to average saturday. sunday night, monday and tuesday, there's your next snow. breaking news coming in. president trump is threatening to cut off fema funding from the state of california. this is a tweet he sent out minutes ago. president trump writing billions of dollars are sent to the state of california for forest fires that with proper forest management would never happen. unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, i have ordered fema to send no more money. it is a disgraceful situation in lives and money. this isn't the first time the president -- he blamed wildfires across the state on, quote, growth mismanagement sparking backlash from firefighters and state leaders. new this morning, we are once again hearing from comedian kevin hart about the osca. the he's over it.
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the 39-year-old was on "good morning america" talking about the controversy. as you know by now, hart stepped down as host of the oscars after past homophobic comments came to light. last week he went on ellen and asked him to reconsider. there was more backlash after that interview. hart says now it's time to move on. >> i'm done with it. it gets no more energy from me. that's why i said for the last time i'm addressing this. there's no more conversation about it. >> all right. his comments come two days after he formally apologized to the lgbtq community. it was on his radio show called straight from the hart. you can watch his full interview on gma coming up in a few minutes at 7:00 a.m. we just are weeks away from oscar sunday. we have no idea if anyone at all will take the stage as host. no official word from the academy. as always, abc 7 is the only place you can watch the oscars on february 24th.
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which this year should be especially interesting. new at 6:00, billionaire jeff bezos announced he's getting a divorce. the amazon ceo released a statement with mckenzie, his wife of 25 years. the statement says the two made the decision to split for good after a trial separation and they say they see wonderful futures ahead as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects. they have four kids. this will likely be an expensive divorce. his net worth is more than $160 billion. he's on the market. now your morning money report. the dmv says it needs more money to keep things running smoothly or else wait times go up >> the sacramento bee reports that the department submitted a request for more than $40 million. dmv wait times hit its worst time peak last summer when people were spending about seven hours in line and this improved after the department got more than 60 million in funding to hire more people.
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the dmv says it would let the department keep the employees and bring on more part-timers. they're cutting iphone by 10%. the review after they were asked to produce fewer iphones. they reported disappointing sales. on thursday, apple stocks dropped and lost more than $70 billion in value. stock recovered slightly over the past week. let's take a live look at the new york stock exchange. trading under way. we're in the green. up 95 points right now. market futures went up last night after president trump's speech about the border wall. but investors are still worried about the trade war with china. a new app can freeze your kids phone until they get ahold of mom and dad. >> this is inventive. a father who was sick of his son not replying to his texts and calls. reply asap. good name. it freezes the phone and sounds an alarm until the child
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replies. right now it's only available on android and expected to come to iphone soon. what what if the kid is doing something? you can have the alarm in p.e. class. >> or math class. stress out at work. you might want to organize a choir in your office. this according to researchers in the uk. they found belting out a tune could reduce job-related stress by 96%. and feelings of isolation by 86%. researchers say it's because the group activity provides support you may not get from your immediate colleagues otherwise. >> i don't think so. >> i think alexis and i are going to -- -- we're on the same page. i don't want to be hearing him carry a tune. >> you don't want to hear me carry one either. >> i don't want to hear myself
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sing. >> you're in the minority reggie. >> i don't want to do this. >> okay. >> i like you guys. but i don't want to be in a choir. >> it sounds terrible. >> what? >> let's hang out on the corner and doo wop and make some money. i'd rather have rain than singing. let's look at what's going on outside. the san mateo bridge, where we have light rain falling as we look from east to west. it's going to be mild today with showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm. showers taper tonight and then the fog rolls in in it absence. we have soggy sledding ahead. high temperatures, upper 50s to low 60s. we should be in the mid to upper 50s for highs. that's where we are right now. tonight a little bit cooler. mid to upper 40s with the fog. we've got a healthy cell moving across the san pablo bay, american canyon.
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very nee-- you can see the bay bridge all the way to alameda heading towards san leandro and piedmont. there's the one cell across the san mateo bridge. look at the moist flow from the southwest. that means the closer you are to the coast, more likely you have a chance of seeing the thunderstorms. it also means, while the rest of us are dealing with scattered showers, there's the places in marin county like larkspur, mill valley that may have steady rain for the better part of the day. look at the scattered showers at 7:00. up until noon, if you see a dark cloud coming your way, have the umbrella handy. a lot less out there in the way of wet weather. by 7:00, it's just about over. as we head into the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning, the clouds open up. as soon as they open up, that's when the fog forms. you may get under an intense cell but it's not going to last long. it's going to drop a tenth of an inch of rain. friday through saturday morning, sunday could be a 2 and then monday and tuesday are still 1s. alexis? >> i want to take you back live to sky 7 over just our huge
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problem this morning. northbound 101 just before mckee road in san jose. this is the scene of a deadly crash that happened around 3:45 this morning. you can see the tow truck has stabilizers out. looks like they're hooking up the cables now. they're trying to upright this flipped box truck. only one lane still getting by. i checked in with amy hollyfield who is at the scene. she talked with chp. they're still on track to get all lanes open by 7:30 this morning. then cal trans needs to come in and repair the guardrail. the right lane will be closed for that work. right now, boy, just brutal delays. i'll take you down to the traffic maps and show you the speeds. 6 miles an hour, 101 before 280/680. major crash at berryessa. 280 down to 17 miles an hour. all the alternates looking bad this morning too. a pocket of rain over the bay bridge toll plaza right now.
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those metering lights are on. you're definitely heavy. just about 12 minutes through the metering lights into san francisco. overall, the drive is looking okay. it will be wet and windy. an 86-year-old woman from la jolla, california, is not letting her age stop her. >> she could be in the circus. she is flying into the record books as the world's oldest female trapeze artist. this is -- look at that. >> she looks great, doesn't she for 86. >> so good. betty good heart. that's not easy. you'll see her name in the 2019 guinness world record books. she overcame her fear of heights and tried trapeze eight years ago when a friend gave her a gift certificate. now she's a veteran at her flying trapeze school. >> it's higher than you think. but i was here, i jumped. it changed my life. i don't know how long i'm going to be able to do this. so i better enjoy today.
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>> amen. good heart says age should never hold you back from experiencing something new. >> good for her. next, the seven things you need to know before you go. the instagram picture of the day. if you haven't yet, join us. you can see more great pictures like this one.
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time now is 6:58. if you're joings or headed out the door, here are seven things to know before you go. number one, we've been track thg all morning. a serious issue in the south bay. let's look at sky 7. this is a deadly crash that happened about 3:45 this morning. we've got a box truck still on its side. tow truck trying to upright that right now. chps saying it should be cleared by 7:30. then we should be down to the far right lane blocked for guardrail damage. i will, of course, continue to track this. number 2, let's go over what to expect. we still have the potential for damaging winds until 10:00 this morning. our east-west bridges, they're a little dicey getting over those because of the winds and the wet weather. breakers are hitting nearly two feet at the beach. my greatest concern is going to be hydroplaning this morning followed by trees toppling and power lines down.
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number 3, homeowners in the south bay dealing with trees crashing down. there was a similar scene where a tree fell on to a van in los altos his. no word on possible injuries in either incident a new tweet sent minutes ago. president trump threatens to withhold billions of dollars of fema funding from california. with proper forest management, wildfires would never happen he said. a government shutdown is entering its 19th day. president trump delivered a primetime address yesterday and told the nation his border wall is needed to keep the country safe. congressional democrats say president trump is full of misinformation and malice. number 6, belmont police still trying to find aid suspect who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy. muhammad othman was found shot to death in the parking lot of belmont central middle school. police questioned a family in pleasanton. showcasing new technology, digital license plates as well
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as a rollable tv. good morning, america. breaking overnight. president trump doubles down on the shutdown. in that primetime speech from the oval office, calling the battle over the border wall a humanitarian crisis. >> a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. >> democrats fire right back as american families feel the toll of the shutdown. a high-stakes meeting at the white house today. also this morning, breaking news. the man who launched the russia investigation now set to leave his job. and that new revelation, did president trump's former campaign chair share information with a russian spy? breaking overnight. suspicious package scare causing an evacuation at the u.s. consulate in australia. new trouble for r. kelly.

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