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>> i'm julie in south san jose where a man in this country illegally is accused of killing a mother. >> full house fans upset with aunt becky who has been charged in the college admissions cheating scandal. abc7 news starts right now. >> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. >> you're kidding. >> full house actress lori loughlin caught in a nationwide college admissions scandal involving millions of dollars. >> parents who paid enormous sums to their children's admission to certain schools through the use of bribes and fake academic and athletic credentials. >> parents, ceos, entrepreneurs in the bay area among those charged. we have team coverage starting with abc7 news reporter kate larson. >> prosecutors say 33 parents including celebrity moms lori
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huffman paid to get their children into elite universities. federal prosecutor saying for every student admitted through fraud a talented student was rejected. actress if actress felicity huffman arrested in the largest college admissions scam ever. her husband william h. macy seen entering court in los angeles. one of 50 people charged including actress lori loughlin in university blues. loughlin who made aunt becky on full house is facing arrest >> i'm sad she did that. >> it's disappointing to me. >> reporter: fans of the sitcom >> i was surprised about e used aunt becky. i have been watching her, she has a moral standard. >> reporter: they allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters considered as
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recruits for the usc crew team, even though the girls didn't row. even submitting a photo of one daughter on a rogue machine. >> you know, in this time and age, there shouldn't be no short cuts to live. that's just out of privilege to me. >> reporter: their daughter olivia is a freshman at usc and a influencer. >> i want the experience of game days, partying -- i don't care about school as you guys all know. >> asking for a bribe. >> reporter: the star of desperate housewives allegedly paid $15,000 to help arrange for her daughter to take the s.a.t. at a site where a proctor could secretly arrange to correct her answers. ir, but tohe tet her into a school, i don't believe -- that's the wrong lson t tch thabsolutelyorter:ot huffman an loughlin have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. they face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. >> the man in the middle of the
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college admissions scandal is from sacramento. >> 59-year-old rick singer is the founder of a college prep business called the edge prep career network also called the key. >> singer said his scheme worked 800 times and he collected $25 million in bribes. he pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice. >> one of the nine college coaches accused of accepting bribes is stanford sailing coach john vandemoer. the university fired him today before he pleaded guilty. court records show in 2017 william singer paid a total of $610,000 to stanford sailing team account to get two sailing team recruits into the school. in at least one of those cases, a false student athlete profile was created. news of the scandal left some stanford students shocked. >> honestly, i think a lot of people expect there to be sort of a little bit of corruption in college admissions, but to have it happen here is really shocking. >> parents from the bay area were arrested in this scandal.
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abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow has details about those implicated. >> reporter: and according to a criminal complaint, he told a cooperating witness, you understand my daughter is not worthy to be on that team. he allegedly paid $50,000 to the nonprofit key worldwide foundation for an s.a.t. test proctor to correct his daughter's answers on her college entrance exam which she took all the way in west hollywood with a psychologist's note saying she needed extra time. the money also went to have his daughter recruited to usc as a aute scoredout of 1600, he was telling cooperating witnessi me could have been 1550, right? later he was worried about an article coming out. quote, is there any risk that this thing blows up in my face? hasn't in 24 years, says cooperating witness one. bruise isaac son, president of a real estate development firm in wood side also worried about press coverage.
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he allegedly paid more than $600,000 for the college recruitment scheme and the college entrance exam cheating scheme for two of his children. in part, by transferring shares of stock to kwf. and he allegedly took a tax writeoff for the contributions. telling cooperating witness one, quote, i can't imagine they'd go to the trouble of tapping my hone, but would they tap someone like your phones? when talking about if the irs were to call, isaac son says, quote, is this going to be the front page story? oh, my god, it would just be -- yeah, ugh. sometimes parents would get confused about which sport was part of the bribe to gain admission. like entrepreneur and investor todd blake who paid to get his daughter into usc. his wife diane is an executive at the san francisco retail merchandising firm winston retail solutions. blake asked cooperating witness one, quote, it was basketball, wasn't it? cw-1 responds, no, it was volleyball. he later tweeted, so very excited that my daughter charlotte will be attending usc
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next year. #fight on #trojan family. he since deleted the sweet. often children didn't know, but manuel and elizabeth enriques's daughter did. manuel is founder and chairman of hercules capital in palo alto. according to the complaint, witness number 2 provided his daughter with answers to the s.a.t. exam while acting as a proctor. he gloated, with elizabeth enriques about their daughter about the fact they cheated and got away with it. bill mclauchlin founder of t.p.g. growth is on indefinite administrative leave for his alleged participation in the scheme. other parents charged include physician gregory colburn and wife amy. menlo park jewelry owner marjorie clapper. and packaged food entrepreneur pet peter sartoria. she told cooperating witness one, her and her spouse laugh every day about how grateful they were for cw-1 services.
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quote, like, it was worth every cent. we reached out to the bay area parents named in the complaint for comment. we have not heard back. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> the list of the bay area residents who have been charged in the college admissions scandal is one of the top stories on our website. you can learn more about the case. head to pagesixtv.c >> abc7news.com. >> he repreechld 700 inmates. for the immediate shutdown of the gas champe ber of san quentin, the last execution was carried out in 2006. in prepared remarks, he will issue tomorrow, newsome calls the death penalty, quote, inconsistent with our bed rock values. experts say the decisin may be a financial one as much as it is a moral one. >> running the mechanism of death, whether it's the prisons, the death row itself, whether
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it's the legal formalities that are there, it's wildly expensive. >> the governor's decision earned praise from kim kardashian who met with newsome today. she tweeted tonight, quote, racial bias and unfairness run deep through the justice system, especially when it comes to the death penalty. >> in the south bay, new details about the man accused of killing a san jose woman. >> police say the suspect is in the country illegally and has a long criminal record. >> abc7 news reporter jobina is live with more. >> reporter: alma and dan, the victim and community praised the investigators for their work on this case. they did not want to get political, but no one could ignore that looking at the suspect's records, he should not have been in the country. as flowers rest along bambi larson's photo, her south san jose community is finally resting, too, knowing her accused killer is off the street. >> i'm just happy.
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i'm really happy. >> reporter: 24-year-old brutally stabbed and beat larson to death. according to investigators, he is in the country illegally and was arrested numerous times and convicted of more than ten crimes in the last three years. police say he stalked larson's neighborhood and was caught on home surveillance. daniel washer was a friend of larson's who was a mother of two and popular in the community. >> she was just such a big heart, very loving. it's hard to know that people are that -- are that wonderful. >> reporter: police linked him to her murder through dna evidence off of a piece of clothing found in a trash bin next to ron heinz's home. >> i'm surprised by the ones that get arrested and they've had a long record. how do they keep getting out? justice system sometimes i think just fails us in that respect. >> reporter: santa clara county has a policy of not cooperating with i.c.e. sheriff lori smith released a statement, in part, it has been my long-standing position that
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undocumented immigrants who are serious and violent felons should be held for i.c.e. evaluations. i will advocate to change the county policy to try to prevent this from happening again. i.c.e. has launched a detainer with the santa clara county jail with this suspect. according to i.c.e. officials, this is at least the 10th time the i.c.e. has launched a detainer with local california law enforcement agencies on this same suspect. reporting in san jose, jobina fortson, abc7 news. >> there is a new trash clean-up in san francisco. i'm lisa amin gulezian. >> get ready for a taste of spring. i'll have the temperatures and the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. >> that's ahead. this is what's coming up on jimmy kimmel live at abc7 news at 11:00. jimmy. >> thanks, dan and alma. it's a special bachelor night. you don't have to -- i'm not asking you to do anything unless
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streets strewn with trash, needles and worth. it's a fact of life for many who
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live in san francisco. for two friends, they've had enough. they are working to clean up their community and build a better bay area with a new app. the abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian tested it out. >> reporter: it's fair to say you like clutter? >> yes. >> reporter: they created rubbish. >> we're able to tag two pieces at once. >> reporter: they launched the site and app last summer. the duo wanted a way to categorize, quantify, pick up and change the trash scene in the city. >> when we go out picking up litter, we call it a rubbish run. it's a lot like a sport. >> reporter: the rubbish runs got simpler when they created a beam that picks up crash while taking a cell phone picture which uploads to the site. >> when i clamp down, the phone takes a photo. >> reporter: then a series of categories automatically pop up on the screen. >> this would be considered "other."
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so i press that button and that photo, location, the time it was picked up is all recorded and put into a database. >> reporter: as part of the pilot program the rubbish team has been walking up the same corridor of polk street picking up trash three times a week and gathering data. if you're wondering what that looks like, here it is. 8,000 cigarette butts over two months. the next step is to reach out to san francisco's department of public works to possibly partner up. a spokesperson said she likes the idea and, quote, it may not be your trash, but it is your city, and we need to work together. in san francico, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> there are a lot of ways we can make things better. so what are your ideas? we want to see them at the #better bay area when you tweet facebook or instagam whatn >> weea you. the bachelor on abc7 concluded tonight. for millions of fans this season has been like no other. >> colton underwood broke all the rules and chased after the girl who left him. watch colton on jimmy kimmel
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live after abc7 news at 11:00. >> tomorrow live with kelly and ryan, colton will sit down to answer questions about the show and what you didn't see on camera. >> kelly ripa has been a critic of the bachelor and hasn't held back in the past when colton was on the show. >> you seem like a very normal -- >> yeah. >> -- handsome -- >> she's trying to ask why? >> smart. why? >> so, what will happen tomorrow morning? you can be part of the interview if you have something that you want kelly and ryan to ask. go to live kelly and ryan on instagram and post your question and it might be read on the air. >> and don't forget to watch tomorrow morning at 9:00 on abc7. >> alma and i are brimming with questions. >> tons of questions. >> let's focus on the glorious week of weather we're enjoying. >> are we done with the wind yet, sandhya? >> almost done with the wind. the winds will be relaxing tomorrow, dan and alma. and you'll be able to enjoy
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sunshine guilt free. take a look at our rainy season to date. santa rosa has received over 38 inches of rain since october 1st, 129% of average, is the 112. oakland is running 102, san jose 108% of where you should be for this time of year. so everyone above average, and no rain is on our radar right now, but we are still dealing with some wind. it is gusting to 33 in half moon bay. 23 in oakland. and as you take a look at the hour by hour forecast between midnight tonight and 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, still going to see some windy spots, especially over the higher terrain and along the coast line. as we head towards lunch time, grab your lunch, head outside, enjoy the sun. the winds are going to come down. temperatures right now, they're coming down. in t in the 40s and 50s. the wind is holding the temperatures up. we expect a quick recovery. 67 degrees, next couple days in the mid 60s, but notice you're
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going to go above average by the weekend and into early next week. low 70s showing up, so an early taste of spring, if you will. a live look now from our south beach camera as we look down town san francisco sales force tower. lovely view, visibility good. gusty tonight. warmer weather for the weekend and a chance of showers, yes, you heard right, early next week. so first thing tomorrow morning clear skies, the chill in the air. enough so that you will need to bunld up. low 30s to the upper 40s. tomorrow afternoon you'll be basquing in the sun. it will be boroughs yid b i but nothing like the blustery conditions today. 63 san rafael, oakland, san mateo, san francisco, concord, livermore, palo alto 65 grizzlies. in san jose. you can download the ook yu weather app to plan your day and your accuweather seven-day forecast, breezy and blue tomorrow. minor dip in the numbers. only to see a recovery. they're rising again on friday, saturday, sunday. take your plans outside.
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even into monday. low to mid 70s inland. low to mid 70s around the bay. only place you'll be in the low to mid 60s is right near the coast. but notice that level 1 storm tuesday. it's a light system right now. a chance of showers. a better likelihood a week from tomorrow that will start to go back into the possibility of some rainy conditions. so just a reminder we do get wet weather in the spring. >> all right, thanks, sandhya. >> all right. birthday cake debate. >> why the internet is buzzing over utah
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the internet cannot get over the bizarre way utah senator mitt romney blows out birthday candles. all right. he tweeted video of the surprise cake made of his favorite snack, twinkys. instead of making a wish and blowing out the candles all at once, he methodically blows them out one by one. in his it's much more sanitary. >> less winded if you do little spurts. >> it only takes an hour and a half.
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>> announcer: abc7 sports sponsored by river rock casino. >> good evening. march madness has officially begun. saint mary's shoktd the world tonight. they beat top ranked gonzaga in the western conference championship. they lost by 48 earlier this season. randy bennett's game tonight, slow it down, play half-court. control the tempo, just like this. jordan ford, leading scorer in the conference, spin move. sweet in the lane. goes for 17 points. but moments later you're going to see him in the nba at some point. steal and lamb, but he was held only 9 points for the whole night. second half gales by one. tanner krebz missing a three. and one. it's a four-point gales lead. when ford loses the ball, scramble drill. launch. good! the upset is brewing. two minutes to play. the shot clock about to expire, when you're making shots like this, tommy, you know it's
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night. the gales stun top ranked gonzaga. they punched their ticket to the ncaa tourney. randy bennett loving it. >> it totally hasn't hit me yet, but i'm just proud how hard they played. you've got to believe against those guys. gonzaga is so good. we caught them on a little off night. but they are so good. it's so sweet. i feel sorry for all those guys around the bubble right now, but we're not. >> what a job, randy. baby shark making the trip to winnipeg. shark and jets, no score in the first. marc-edouard changes that. good things happen when you follow your shot. team teal. this time off the hurdle rebound. sharks tie it at three. 8 seconds left. joe pavelski, 2 on 1 and the captain ends it right there. 4.3 seconds left, and the sharks win their 6th straight 5-4 is
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the final. nfl free agency creating a frenzy of deals. the 49ers are acquiring pass rsher d. ford from the chiefs who had 13 sacks last year. k.c. changing up their defensive seam and ford was deemed expendable. he will receive a newly reworked contract worth $87.5 million. niners gave up a second round pick in the 2020 draft to consummate this deal. niners were interested in owe dpel beckham, jr. the giants deltd him to cleveland for a first and third along with safety peppers. tonight le'veon bell agreed to a four-year deal worth 52 million with the jets. 35 mill of that is garp teed. remember he sat out last season with pittsburgh. gave up 14 million in pay. baseball, madison bumgarner taking on the bruins. bases loaded in the fourth. you all get nothing and like it. mad bones ready for the regular season. bottom half of the inning brandon bell. deep, aloha.
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coming from somewhere. >> it's still raining out there. when you go on safari you want to see the big cats, elephants, gazelles. in india it was the elephants these people got a look at. it was a wild elephant. it is not happy and it starts charging. >> oh, my god! >> he put his foot on the accelerator and it started to move. however coming in the opposite direction is a scooter with a rider. the rider jumps off and runs into the jungle. >> you're faster with the scooter. >> the two people on the scooter, one guy ran off. the guy driving the scooter was able to drive out of the way in time. you can hear so many people. they're yelling, trying to scare the elephant off. >> i like to imagine these elephant are like, bro, watch this.

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