Skip to main content

tv   ABC7 News 500AM  ABC  March 14, 2019 5:00am-6:00am PDT

5:00 am
boeing 737 max jets grounded after two similar crashes. why the faa wait today pull the planes. how the decision is impacting travelers in the bay area this morning. good morning to you. it's thursday, march 14th. >> thank you for joining us. you're nef more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. let's kick things off with meteorologist mike nicco. >> thanks, guys. napa at 12 is brisk this morning. mt. tam not bouncing around hardly at all compared to what it was doing yesterday. expect another day full of sunshine. cooler because of a lack of winds. inland, 33. around the bay, the coast, 42 to 46. how nice it's going to be at lunch. outdoor cafe is going to be busy. 55 to 57. high clouds will rome in during
5:01 am
the afternoon hours. you'll need the sunglasses, they'll temper the warming a little bit. 62 to 63 around our inland neighborhoods in the bay. at 7:00, we'll still have high clouds and sunshine. ought to be a colorful sunset. 53 to about 59. seeing some colors on your maps now. alexis, what's going on? >> not too many colors. still mostly green. >> good. nothing major so far today. here's a live look at the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. in the green here as you approach the toll plaza. light volumes at one minute after 5:00 this morning. a quick check of drive times. we don't have all green. one exception. westbound 580 trace toy dublin. maybe a minute or two longer than unusual. that's due to a crash on the shoulder. westbound 580 near north flynn. that's coming in at 41 minutes. dublin to mission boulevard, still in the green at 15. same thing, northbound 85 between 101 and cupertino. thank you, alexis.
5:02 am
after mounting pressure, president trump's grounded all boeing 737 max 8 and 9 planes in the u.s. the aircraft is now grounded worldwide. >> the decision could impact specifically san jose and mineta international. matt keller is in san jose to explain. matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and jessica. i checked flight aware.com, it shows 22 cancellations here. 14 of those are southwest airlines flights. now i did call the airport and i did call the airline and they have yet to get back with me. we're working to figure out why exactly the flights are canceled. weather may be a factor elsewhere. for many, the focus is on the grounding of the max 8 jets. aviation experts say airlines, mainly southwest, american and united should be able to swap out planes quickly and passengers shouldn't be terribly inconvenienced. that's because the 737 max 8 jets make up a the
5:03 am
u.s. this was one of the last flights to take off. his flight from l.a. to oakland was intense after he discovered he was on a max 8 just before takeoff. the same type of boeing plane that crashed in ethiopia and a few months ago in indonesia. >> these two incidents happened in the first eight minutes, if we take off and have no problem the first 15, 20 minutes, i should be safe and sound. >> southwest airlines is letting people change their flights or rebook if they're impacted by this grounding. they won't charge them any fees. reporting live here in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. the man accused of killing a san jose mother is expected to be in court today. carlos air val owe ka ranka rann >> i.c.e. deported him but he came back to the u.s. he's been arrested multiple
5:04 am
times. it asked santa clara county to detain him several times but he remained free. he's due this court for the murder charge this afternoon. the death chamber is officially closed in san quentin. >> governor newsom issued the order. the office tweeted these photos of guards carrying away the lethal injection equipment yesterday. signs read, lethal injection facility is closed per executive order and 0919. voters rejected abolishing the death penalty. >> we talked one-on-one with the governor. he knows he's defying the will of the people. >> good people disagree. deeply held, deeply personal. but state sanctioned, premeditated killing, i can't do it. i can't sign those executions. >> more than 700 inmates are on death row in san quentin right now. moratorium will be in place for the duration of governor newsom's time in office.
5:05 am
a judge in chicago expected to be assigned to jussie smollett's case today. that judge will likely ask the "empire" actor to enter a plea. he's facing 16 felony counts. he's accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in january. prosecutors believe he staged it because he was unhappy with his pay and wanted to help his career. developing this morning in a college admissions bribery scandal. actress lori loughlin -- >> lori loughlin. >> never get her name right. >> it free on bond after surrendering to authorities yesterday. we're learning more about how investigators accidentally stumbled on this massive scheme. janai norman has details. >> in the gma first look, call them the collateral damage of the college admissions scandal. >> so many qualified candidates who didn't get into the schools and didn't have the money to pay their way in. >> one of many students outraged
5:06 am
by the stunning cheating scandal en tank willing coaches and celebrities, including actresso loughlin. she and h designer husband each released on $1 million bond. overnight, abc news learning the fbi discovered the scam by accident, receiving a tip related to a fraud investigation surrounding a $400,000 payment allegedly made to the then head women's soccer coach at yale. coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll tell you about the ringleader of the varsity blues scam. with your gma first look, i'm janai norman, abc news new york. some states called for a boycott over a product -- she's lori loughlin's daughter. the highlighter bronzer is out of stock. but people are flooding its review sections with negative comments. the list at the bay area parents
5:07 am
meanwhile that have been charged in the college admissions scandal is one of the top viewed stories on our website. you can get the latest on operation varsity blues at abc7news.com. let's take a look at some neighborhood temperatures. in san francisco, we've got micro climates. 43 at ocean beach. the outlier. noe valley at 47. presidio, castro, mission at 49. the marina at 48. everybody else 50 to 53 degrees. excelsi excelsior, 48 downtown. look at palo alto. 38. saratoga, 37 at santa clara. walnut creek, 36. 38 at petaluma and 39 at healdsburg. welcome to a cool morning. a little bit of a breeze in san francisco. you can see the flags on the ferry buildings rolling towards the oceans. that means we have an offshore breeze with a lot of sunshine early. a nice day to be outside. yards start to go get less
5:08 am
sponge-like. easier to work in before the gorgeous weekend. want to relax an enjoy the 70s. exercising, cool this morning and comfortable. the bay play, it's going to be smoother today. let's look at micro climates. 43 and sunshine. notice the clouds hit the peninsula as we head after the lunch-hour and try to reach the 60s this afternoon. high clouds hit the east bay valleys around 2:00 and get thicker at 4:00. we'll jump from 42 at 8:00, near 60 at noon. look at these low to mid-60s during the afternoon hours. our last stop will be the south bay where we have 40 at 8:00 with sunshine. sunshine and 57 at noon. high clouds roll in as we hit the low to mid-60s from 2:00 to 6:00. about 55 at 8:00. we'll take a look at the warmer temperatures. one chance of rain in the accuweather seven-day forecast. here's alexis. >> i don't have too much to talk about this morning. that's obviously a good thing. hopefully that translates to a smooth drive for you. this is our only slow spot so
5:09 am
far today. westbound 580 near north flynn road. two-vehicle collision, sounds like it was serious. that is off on the shoulder. happened after 3:00 this over two hours ago. still not clear. i do think folks are slowing down to look at that. 14 miles an hour on 580. that backup has spilled over on to 205 as well. it is stop and go. honestly, it's always stop and go, each at this time of the morning. even without a crash on the shoulder. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, 18 minutes. still in the green across the bay bridge at ten. san francisco to sfo, should take you about nine minutes. >> thank you, alexis. oakland chp giving advice to pet owners on facebook. >> don't be like this owner. they met this dog wednesday night after his owner was arrested for dui on i-80 near treasure island. here's what they said. he was not happy with his owner. don't be like his owner and drive impaired. chp officers rescued this little guy on a freeway in san
5:10 am
mateo county. san francisco chp posted these photos on facebook. officers spent an hour trying to lure the pup away from oncoming traffic with doggie treats. happened on skyline boulevard. they say to contact animal control for more details. look at that dog. i'm sorry that he was left alone. still ahead on abc 7 mornings. introducing the new guys. when we'll hear from the newest players for the 49ers. the concern over how the company may have shared your data. pi day deals. some of the restaurants offering specials on pizzas and desserts. let's take you outside right now as you begin your day on ths thursday morning. a live look at the embarcadero. we'l but when i started seeing things, i didn't know what was happening... so i kept it in.
5:11 am
he started believing things that weren't true. i knew something was wrong... but i didn't say a word. during the course of their disease around 50% of people with parkinson's may experience hallucinations or delusions. but now, doctors are prescribing nuplazid. the only fda approved medicine... proven to significantly reduce hallucinations and delusions related to parkinson's. don't take nuplazid if you are allergic to its ingredients. nuplazid can increase the risk of death in elderly people with dementia-related psychosis and is not for treating symptoms unrelated to parkinson's disease. nuplazid can cause changes in heart rhythm and should not be taken if you have certain abnormal heart rhythms or take other drugs that are known to cause changes in heart rhythm. tell your doctor about any changes in medicines you're taking. the most common side effects are swelling of the arms and legs and confusion. we spoke up and it made all the difference. ask your parkinson's specialist about nuplazid.
5:12 am
the one with the designer dog collar.(sashimi) psst. hey, you! wondering how i upgraded to this sweet pad? a 1,200-square-foot bathroom, and my very own spa. all i had to do was give my human "the look". with wells fargo's 3% down payment on a fixed-rate loan and a simpler online application, getting into my dream home was easier than ever.
5:13 am
get your human to visit wellsfargo.com/woof. what would she do without me? take a look at what's going on as far as your temperatures. happy pi day everybody. we'll be pretty close to average in the low to mid-60s. san francisco really close at 59. 3 degrees cooler than average. we'll bust into the 70s starting tomorrow and through the weekend. that's next. thanks, mike. a look at tesla's all electric suv. elon musk is expected to unveil the model. we don't know much about the model y. he says it's 10% bigger than the model 3 shown in the video. it's expected to have a third row of seats and undated instrument panels. production will likely begin in
5:14 am
2020. this morning, facebook is under federal investigation over data sharing deals. >> "the new york times" reports the grand jury in new york has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smar phones. the companies were among 150 that had deals with the social networking platform. the report says the data sharing deals helped facebook gain more users and its partners were able to access user data without obtaining consent. starbucks is offering more nondairy options for coffee. five reserve in san francisco, seattle and new york offer oat milk. other locations in europe have been offering that for more than a year. it's the first time it's been offered in the u.s. in starbucks. happy pi day. math aenksonor then rc 14th rwe kwn as 3-14. >> the museum will open from
5:15 am
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. educators will talk about what makes pi special at noon. then the annual pi day procession follows at 1:30. a physicist at the exploratorium invented pi day in 1988. you can learn more about him and how this came about at abc7news.com. you can celebrate pi day by eating actual pie, pot pies, pizza pie or dessert pies. here's restaurants with deals. blaze pizza, dominosnd piology. california pizza kitchen, boston market and marie calendar's have deals on pies as well. >> making me hungry. >> yes, ma'am. >> exactly across the street from us. now it's a worldwide thing. >> what time is the pi procession. >> at noon. >> after our show ends. >> we can walk outside and maybe they'll have pie, too. let me tell you what it's going
5:16 am
to be like at noon. in san francisco, about pretty close to 60 degrees at noon. walnut creek right now, seeing t definitely a chilly onegrees in the valley. mild highs and sun to high clouds today, tonight. high clouds tonight and almost as chilly as this morning. chance of showers next week. let's jump spot pattern. high pressure over the top of us. we have an offshore breeze at the surface. but over top of that, warm air is coming in. that warm air is the form of these high clouds that will take over. once they blow through tomorrow and saturday are going to be warmer without those high clouds. that canopy of high cloud we'll have today. you'll need the sunglasses. will be bright enough for that. 59 at half moon bay and san francisco. san mateo, 60. we get to oakland and lakeport at 62. everybody else around 63 to 64. even 65 degrees. >> lows tonight, sprinkling of
5:17 am
30s. not as widespread as this morning. morgan hill, san ramon valley, lakeport, ukiah, everybody else 40 to 44 degrees. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. first sign of spring tomorrow. 70 in san jose. that spreads to more neighborhood in the bay on saturday. never quite makes it to the coast. sunday, st. patrick's day and monday we'll be in the low to mid-70s. tuesday we cool a little bit with more cloud. wednesday is the first chance of a spring shower, light on the storm impact scale. alexis? >> thanks, mike. we do have very few issues to talk about. we're starting to fill in here at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have not gotten official word that the metering lights are on. they should be any around 5:20 is typically the time that those are flipped on. carpool lanes are open. cash and fastrak have the typical delays. solano county, a new crash westbound 80 near mason street. trying to sort out the details.
5:18 am
we have one left lane blocked, possibly the two left lanes and i believe there's injuries as well. one vehicle is facing the wrong way. it sounds like two vehicles total involved. an update on that as soon as i get more details. southbound 680, walnut creek to dublin. in the green, 13 minutes. southbound 101, santa rosa to san francisco, 52 minutes. no issues in the santa cruz mountains. highway 1 to los gatos, should take you about 23 minutes. new this morning, johnson & johnson says it will appeal after a jury in oakland awarded $29 million to a woman with terminal cancer. the woman claims the baby powder gave her meso theel yoem a and her suit is one of many that link cancers to asbestos in johnson & johnson's talc-based poud iwder powders. it's facing similar lawsuits. johnso insistsprts arefe>>stfo
5:19 am
paulberg among an international group of scientists calling for a temporary global ban on genetically modified babies. >> it's the latest reaction to the claim that the first genetically edited human babies were created in china. the case was widely criticized. the new call for a moratorium came from 18 researchers from seven countries. they presented their proposal in the journal nature. about 30 nations already prohibit making babies with edited genes, including the u.s. now an amazing story of survival by a 66-year-old surfer at mavericks near half moon bay. >> christy davis was surfing waves like these on monday when he suffered a serious heart attack. in an instagram post, davis said he was getting serious chest pains. he wrote, when numbness started creeping down my left arm, i started to get worried and asked if someone would paddle on with me. he managed to paddle back to shore. davis went home, caught an
5:20 am
blan ambulance, underwent emergency surgeries and they discovered one of his arteries was blocked. he will continue surfing. i'm glad he knew the signs. happening today, the 49 rts will officially introduce the two newest players they hope to bolster their defense. >> the niners acquire dee ford from the chiefs in exchange for a 2020 draft pick. ford signed a five-year contract worth 87.5 million pds. the 49ers signed free agent linebacker, kwon alexander. the former buccaneer is coming back from a torn acl. an forheilr a own made his f blac you can e him with s baby news oakland raider. he's excited to play for one of the historic rivals of the steelers. >> in the same building where --
5:21 am
i'm excited to be here and go to another level for us. a winning environment. >> you have a great imagination as a football coach when you coach a man like this. play in the slot, he can return punts and sell popcorn at halftime. we're excited about this guy. browns signed a three-year, $50 million contract extension with the raiders. coming up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. falcon cam. how you can tune into a very special moment that could happen
5:22 am
or psoriatic arthritis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, 75% clearer skin is achievable, with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. for psoriatic arthritis, otezla is proven to reduce joint swelling, tenderness, d pain.
5:23 am
and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history ofepression or suicidal thoughts or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may sp treatment. upper respiratory tract infection and headache may occur. tell your doctor aboutt your medicines and if you're pregnant or planning to be. ready to treat differently with a pill? otezla. show more of you. 5:23. if you're just joining us or headed out the door, the seven things to know before you go. the u.s. grounded all boeing 737 max planes follow the crash of an ethiopian airline flight. it impacted flights around the country, including a few flights in and out of the bay area.
5:24 am
five southwest flights were canceled in oakland yesterday. number 2, the man accused of killing a san jose mother is expected in court today. a 24-year-old carlos air val owe carranza accused of killing bambi larsen. he's an undocumented i am dprant from el salvador. number 3, the b.a.r.t. board is considering a bill for housing to be built around the station. the recommendation is to vote yes and support the proposed bills. number 4, breaking news. former texas congressman beto o'rourke announced he's running for president in 2020. the democrat from el paso gained national attention when to ted we have the weekend and the warm weather after the 60s tomorrow and today. look at the 70s that are breaking out saturday and sunday. >> number 6, overall, looking at a quiet start to the thursday morning commute.
5:25 am
couldn't remember what day it was for a second. 580 out of tracy, a little heavy. we had a crash on the shoulder still at north flynn road. that has you down to about 11 miles an hour approaching the scene. number 7, meet the next bachelorette. hanna b. is making her gma debut and talking about her search for love. you can hear from the 24-year-old in the next half hour. did you know the bay area is now on baby watch? two famous uc berkeley peregrine falcon parents are expecting. >> you can tune in 24/7 to follow annie and grin nell. whammy looking at? >> where are they? >> disappeared. sad. two webcams are in place on the -- i have no idea what this says. two webcams are in place, excuse me, where the falcon couple raised their young. i'm distracted by the fact we're
5:26 am
looking at absolutely nothing. then went to black. coming back with another 90 minutes of news, including a refund you may be in for if you paid a traffic ticket online. the answers today about the closure of san francisco's transbay transit center. stay with us. one of the three government websites you should visit today. this is a 7 on your side quick tip. let's begin with your rear tiermt. go to the social security administration. ssa.gov. there you need to check that you're getting credit for every year you worked and how much money you earned. you don't do that and they're incorrect, your retirement isn't going to be what it should be. then go to do not call.gov. put your name on a list there along with your telephone number and a whole lot of telemarketing calls go away. not all of them but enough to make it worth your time. finally, go to annual credit report.com. now, that's not a government
5:27 am
site. but it is a government mandated site. you go there and three times a year you can check out your credit report. make sure nothing funny is going on. something that could hurt your credit score. now, if you do all three of these, it will take between 30 and 45 minutes. it's worth the
5:28 am
nexgard chew comes power, confidence, reassurance you're doing what's right to protect your dog from fleas and ticks for a full month.
5:29 am
this one little nexgard chew is the #1 vet recommended protection. and it's the only chew fda approved to prevent infections that cause lyme disease. plus, it's safe for puppies. there's a lot of power in this one little nexgard chew. nexgard. what one little chew can do. now at 5:30, 15 democrats are owe fegsly running for president in 2020. beto o'rourke's announcement overnig overnight. a plan for housing near b.a.r.t. stations. people have ideas to create something. not all of them are good.
5:30 am
good morning on this thursday, march 14th. >> can't always have a gd id. know, it's tough. >> maybe if you have a little while to think about it. >> can't wait to see what we come up with. >> what's in the forecast, mike? >> high clouds and definitely warmer weather. lot of smiles i hope. here's a look at live doppler 7. our coolest morning moving forward from the east bay hills. not nearly as breezy as yesterday. temperatures will drop into the mid-30s in the inland valleys. 42 to 46 along the coast. 55 to 57 in the high clouds come in. temperatures warmer than yesterday by or two. 58 at the coast. 62 to 63 around our inland and bay neighborhoods. then a nice evening on tap. 53 to 59. alexis? >> good morning, mike. we're starting to get busyl b we got official word that the metering lights were flipped on at 5:20. so typical time this morning. carpool lanes moving through just fine.
5:31 am
fastrak and cash, you'll have the normal wait. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, up to 52 minutes in the red. sounds like one of the two vehicles involved in a crash at north flynn has been towed away. it's off on the shoulder. but folks are slowing down to look at that. antioch to concord at 18 minutes. southbound 101, san rafael to san francisco, looking pretty good at 19 minutes. breaking overnight. former texas congressman beto o'rourke making it official. he's running for president. >> he's now the 15th democrat to join the 2020 race. >> this is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us. >> o'rourke released this video announcing his 2020 campaign this morning. shows him and his wife seated on the couch there. he is talking about the issues that he would tackle as president, including preserving democracy, improving health care, immigration and criminal justice reform. the el paso, texas, native is introducing himself to voters in
5:32 am
iowa the next two days. he gained national attention in the midterm elections when he narrowly lost the race for a texas senate seat to republican incumbent ted cruz. the black boxes from the wreckage of ethiopian airlines flight 302 are expected to arrive in paris for examination. that's the crash that led the u.s. to ground all boeing 737 max planes yesterday. we're the last country that flies the planes to do so. flights around the country were impacted, including a few flights in and out of bay area. southwest leads the three u.s. airlines in number of max aircraft. it has 34 max 8 airplanes in its fleet. five southwest flights were canceled yesterday. it's concerning. because i saw that the europe, uk, china india banned this 737 and after that the u.s. react today it. but better late than never. ine- tws faa says theye
5:33 am
specific information before decide to go ground the fleet. >> building a better bay area starts with building more housing. of course, how and where it's built is a very controversial subject. >> especially when the housing is near b.a.r.t. stations. amy hollyfield is live with what's happening today at b.a.r.t. that could push new development. amy? >> reporter: hi reggie. the b.a.r.t. board is going to meet today to decide whether to accept a bill. it would require more housing like you see here around b.a.r.t. stations. this is the contra costa county station surrounded by housing and retail. the bill would require afrd b pt of the development. critics say local government leaders should have control over housing development plans, not the state. the b.a.r.t. riders we talked to say something does need to be done. >> i wouldn't have no problem with it. i live in vallejo. but i have no problem with that.
5:34 am
we need more housing in the bay area, that's for sure. affordable housing is what we need. that's how i feel about that. >> reporter: the bill's author is scott wiener, he says we have a terrible housing problem and need stronger state standards to make sure local communities are allowing enough housing. b.a.r.t. is expected to vote to support this bill today. live from the contra costa b.a.r.t. station. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you, amy. a shoplifting call at a popular san leandro thrift store ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting. alameda deputies shot at a vehicle speeding toward them yesterday. this happened while they were investigating reports of shoplifting at a store on east 14th street and 162nd avenue. a man and a woman were in the vehicle which knocked over a deputy's three deputies opened fire. the man died at the scene. the woman taken to the hospital.
5:35 am
we don't know her condition. now to the latest on that college admission cheating scandal. this morning, we're learning how the fbi uncovered the scheme. it was by accident. agents were working on an unrelated fraud case when they received a tip about a bribe paid to a women's soccer coach at yale and that helped unravel the entire scheme. among those implicated, full house actress, lori loughlin. she's free after posting a $1 million bond. loughlin surrendered to the fbi in los angeles yesterday. a courtroom sketch shows her with her arms crossed as she faced the judge. abc 7 news confirmed that notre dame high school in belmont received a subpoena. the administrator tell us they have cooperated fully with investigators. meanwhile, usc says it will bar from admission about half a dozen student applicants connected to a firm indicted in the scandal. what's more, many of the parents in the scandal not only are they accused of bribing, they're also
5:36 am
accused of allegedly helping their kids cheat on the entrance exams. >> according to the criminal complaint, a prominent new york attorney was instructed to tell his daughter to, quote, be stupid. not as smart as she is while beinghogi for extra time on her a.c.t. exam. under the americans with disabilities act, some students qualify for extra time on tests. tutors who help kids prepare for these tests say too many students get extra time. they added that limits need to be set. >> the thing that seems dreadfully unfair to me is the business taking over several days. if they force everyone who does have extra time to take it in one sitting that would seem fairer to me. >> others are accused of taking an s.a.t. or a.c.t. for their kids or having proctors correct their answers. prosecutors are taking this cou multiple years in pris. >> upd
5:37 am
transbay transit center. they'll give a report on what caused the cracks in two girders. the center has been closed for more than five months. the construction team will also give updates on repairs and they still expect the work to be done in june. >> mike? >> thank you, jessica. good morning everybody. 13 degrees spread across the peninsula. from menlo park at 36 to pacifica at 49. belmont at 47. redwood city, san mateo and hoof moon bay, 48 degrees. good morning fremont and oakland. 49 at san rafael. look at this. 35 at san ramon. 49 in antioch. 14-degree spread there. here's a look at your commute. it is dry and calmer. weather really not a factor if you're driving. mass transit, cool this morning. seasonal this afternon. on the bay, we'll have lighter breezes. let's look at microclimates and show you the big spread today.
5:38 am
38 in the north bay. 50 at noon. total sunshine. high clouds move in at noon when we hit 60. look at the mid-60s in the afternoon. 52 at 8:00. the east bay, along the shore, we're sunny and 44 at 8:00. near 60 at noon. the high clouds roll in and keep us in the low to mid-60s this afternoon. not bad at 8:00. 56. and in san francisco, we're going to get near 60 today. with high clouds at 2:00 that hang around until 4:00. the lower and mid-50s through the evenin hours. everybody is getting a little touch of the way it should be this time of year. warmer weather this weekend. want to bring in alexis to talk about the commute. >> overall, okay. couple -- i'm going to sneeze in a couple seconds. i try to hold it in. westbound 80 near mason street in solano county. i believe we had it all the way off to the shoulder. but the fire department is there. they are blocking that right lane right now.
5:39 am
we're definitely keeping an eye on this one. we did have the two left lanes blocked and slow from 505 split. taking you down to 880. a new problem in the san leandro stretch just before a street. we had another collision there. that one is already pushed off to the shoulder. at least one of the vehicles involved was able to move to the shoulder. we're waiting for more information on the other one. you're stop and go from state route 238. a quick check of drive times. highway 4 to the maze, 18 minutes. 11 across the bay bridge once you're through the metering lights. southbound 101, san francisco to sfo in the green at ten minutes sdpliechlt thank you, alexis. a facebook and instagram outage impacting users around the world. the disruption is affecting the messaging apps, whatsapp and d d the platform to go down. but the company confirmed that it's not because of hackers. still ahead on abc 7 mornings, why you'll have to wait if you're trying to pay off
5:40 am
a ticket in one bay area county. powerball fever. the massive jackpot up for grabs this weekend. good morning to our viewers streaming us live on abc7news.com and on the abc 7 news app. good morning to everyone. but also to you. if you're on the go, you can take
5:41 am
5:42 am
5:43 am
about to get the kids up. wondering how to dress or how they should dress. calmer, cooler this morning. 35 inland. low to mid-40s elsewhere. friday afternoon hours, no coat needed. 59 to about 64 degrees with high clouds and sunshine. pretty nice afternoon. low to mid-60s in the central valley. monterey, high clouds in eureka. sunny and windy in so cal. 40s and 50s in the high country. let me show you the forecast. this is tahoe. it's 41 today. back closer to average in the 50s saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday before a wintry mix arrives arrives wednesday. vallejo will be looking for a new police chief. the current chief is stepping down after five years on the job. the mayor says the move has nothing to do with recent criticisms directed at the department. officers have been involved in fatal shootings, including one at a taco bell drive-through last month. that sparked protests. in 2015, the department
5:44 am
mistakenly accused a couple of orchestrating a violent kidnapping. we covered that extensively. the couple sued the city and reached a $2.5 million settlement. in the south bay, if you're looking to pay a traffic ticket online in santa clara county, you have to wait. the online payment system is off line because of a technical glitch. if you paid a ticket online between december 15th and now, you may have been charged the wrong amount. some people were overcharged and they're due a refund. if you contact the court, you'll find out if you were undercharged. the court will accept a lower amount. until the issue is fibsed, you have to pay them in pesh. a competition kicks off to create a landmark for the tech capital of the world. >> new york city has the statue of liberty, seattle the space sneed will. we have the golden gate bridge in san francisco. there's nothing that represents silicon valley. you can change that. the san jose light tower
5:45 am
corporation will take submissions for a landmark at arena green park. overtime, that park has become kind of an eyesore, near san jose airpt.op all over wchitects and amateurs and students, place makers anybody who cares about designing beautiful things. we expect hundreds if not thousands of submittals. >> a panel of judges will pick three finalists. then the public will weigh in while the finalists continue to develop their proposal. a final design will be selected this fall. the arena green park trans tormation is expected to happen by 2021. >> good luck. this morning, we're getting to know the next bachelorette. >> yeah. earlier this week it was revealed that former miss alabama, hannah brown, otherwise known as hannah in exclusive interview with gma airs today, brown explains how
5:46 am
previous breakups shaped what she's looking for in her next relationship. >> hopefully finding real love that is fun and continues to allow me to grow as -- on my own and my person grows on his own and we can grow together. >> oh, boy. more of her interview is coming up on gma after abc 7 mornings. the bachelorette premieres may 13th. on may 6th. a two-hour special of the biggest bachelorette reunion in bachelor history ever. they're going to need a two-hour special to get three sentences out of her. >> you could be like her coach and kind of teach her how to think about what you're going to say ahead of time. >> think of the obvious questions someone would ask you. >> i'm going to cry. >> i thought she had a bad night the other night when she was
5:47 am
live on tv. >> no. it's consistent. >> she's miss alabama, right? >> yeah. >> mike. >> mike nicco. >> what? >> that's all you, mike. >> let's get to the weather. >> they have coaches, i thought. that's all i was thinking about is she has a coach, she needs to fire him and hire you. exactly. >> that's where you were going, huh? >> that's where i was going. heaven forbid, you guys. what are you thinking over there? 5:46 on live doppler 7. here's a look at that big storm that is from mexico to canada. the green is rain and all that white, that snow, look at that. nearly half the country under watches, warnings and advisories. again from that enormous storm. we shouldn't have any issues at sfo. not with our local weather. you may have -- trying to get to the other places. call ahead. no matter if it's oakland, sfo ar san jose.
5:48 am
building warmth through monday, showers possible next week. a wealth of low to mid-60s. 60 at san mateo to concord at 65. 66 at santa rosa. we get close in san francisco and half moon bay. 59 degrees. >> tonight, some 30s still in the deepest valleys. most of us in the low to mid-40s. >> let's look at the accuweather forecast. first sign of spring 70 tomorrow. that should show up in the south bay. that spreads to the rest of the bay and inland. cooler tuesday and then the showers will bring us back to normal wednesday. it's a one light on the storm impact scale. >> good morning, mike. looking at the roads today, we've got a shot in oakland. this is 880 at 66 around oracle arena. northbound and southbound 880 looking good through the stretch. we have a crash reported at davis and another one just buff get to a-street. it gets heavier as you get further down. but through oakland, anyway, it's looking okay. taking you out to tracy, we're still heavy westbound 205.
5:49 am
about nine miles per hour. 11 miles per hour once you make it to 580. i have not gotten many new details on the crash on north flynn road. that's where it stops and turns to green after that. looks like some folks are slowing down to take a look at that. then a look at that situation, southbound 880 before a-street. we have one lane blocked there. you are stop and go from state route 238. we'll look at drive times coming up. san francisco is moving ahead with plans to close more than two miles of market street to private vehicles. the better market street project will restrict cars, including rideshare vehicles, between octavia boulevard and the embarcadero. buses, taxis and others would be exempt. the chronicle reports that the planning department released a draft environmental impact report. the vehicle restriction is set to begin next year. the better market street plans envisions new public plaza, bike labors and other stops. they're taking public comment through april 15th.
5:50 am
a new epidemic of powerball fever is set to hit this weekend. are you still laughing at me? >> an epidemic is hilarious to me. >> everyone is thrilled about this. it's the 8th largest jackpot in the game's history. it's up for grabs this weekend. >> nobody matched all six numbers in the $448 million drawing last night. here are the winning numbers. 18, 36, 45, 47, 69 and the powerball number is 14. saturday night's jackpot estimated at $495 million. the odds of winning, do you want to know? >> yeah. >> okay, fine. it's 1 in more than 292 million. you just have to be the one, reggie. >> that's all it takes. new at 6:00, the big boost uber is about to get. first the dropout. "good morning america" has a preview of a new special all about elizabeth holmes. more than basketball.
5:51 am
makes you feel like a king! king for a day! well, maybe not the whole day. our 19.99 or 49.99 oil change includes a tire rotation.
5:52 am
5:53 am
little bit of a breeze up there. not like it was. stirring up the pollen we talked about. tree pollen is now high in its ash, pine, willow, even juniper and cedar thrown in there. let me show you what happens tomorrow afternoon. our first sign of 70s. high clouds, but that's even warmer weather. look at the wealth of 70s in the inland neighborhoods. creeping up into hayward and redwood city and even warmer sunday. for st. patrick's day. one of our warmest days. we'll be in the upper 60s to
5:54 am
mid-70s. make plans to get outside. taking a look at the roads if you are heading outside, we do have one new issue for the lower deck of the bay bridge. eastbound 80, the off ramp to treasure island very sharp. hairpin turn there. lot of trucks end up getting stuck on that. that's exactly what happened. that off ramp is closed right now. chp on the way to the scene. westbound 80 near mason street, solano county, just blocking the far right lane. two vehicles involved along with injuries. the backup continues to grow. the fda is moving ahead with the planned design to keep e-cigarettes away from teens. the agency is restricting sales to most. this is the latest government effort to reverse what health officials call unra vapg. the latest government figures showed that one in five high
5:55 am
school students reports using them. a preview of the 2020 special airing tomorrow night featuring the rise and fall of elizabeth holmes. >> she's a stanforddropout who was once compared to steve jobs. holmes founded theranos. that promise turned out to be false and holmes was charged with fraud. her story is the subject of the hit itunes pot cast called the dropout. that podcast is now a two-hour primetime special. "good morning america" has a sneak peek this morning. in silicon valley, one of the things that people brag about is that they drop out of college. steve jobs dropped out of college, bill gates dropped out of college, mark zuckerberg dropped out of college. one of her obsessions is imit e imitating him and the company, steve jobs. the 2020 special airs tomorrow night at 9:00 on abc. new it morning, the warriors and chase center are holding a reveal week next week. that's to announce the first
5:56 am
slate of shows that will happen at the new arena. some of the performers will join warriors owner and rick wells on monday to announce the first event. then daily announcements continue through the week. the sports and entertainment arena, the 18,000 seat arena is set to open in the fall in time for the 2019-2020 season for the warriors. coming up saturday, the first-ever live broadcast from inside the chase center. our toyota after the game crew will take you into the warriors future home following the primetime matchup with the thunder right here on abc 7. an announcement from tesla today. we'll tell you about the vehicle elon musk is expected to unveil. new at 6:00, a crime right out of the movies. a new york mob boss targeted outside his home. the investigation right now. g m pl., ees into th'r n grounded worldwide.
5:57 am
what you need to know before your next flight. a live look outside at 5:56. we'll be right back.
5:58 am
5:59 am
good morning south bay. abc 7 mornings. hi, good morning. i's thursday, march 14th. thanks for being there. it's almost 6:00 a.m. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. it's going to be sunny again today until the afternoon hours with high clouds coming in. it will be a gorgeous day there. the winds aren't nearly as fast as yesterday. tamalpais. look at this. nobody getting up to around ten miles per hour. look at the flags. the ferry building in san francisco. they're pretty calm right now. this is our coolest morning. by 7:00, 46 at the coast. really homogenized. temperatures around 56 or 57 at noon. 58 at the coast. but low to mid-60s with the high clouds this afternoon.
6:00 am
a gorgeous sunset on the way. temperatures around 53 to 59 at 7:00. alexis? >> good morning, mike. we're looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on at 5:20 this morning. good news on the lower deck of the bridge. eastbound 80 at the treasure island off ramp. we had a semi that got stuck on the exit. chp already removed the semi that got them moved out of there. that is no longer blocking and the off ramp is back open. no major delays westbound once you make it through the toll plaza. highway 4 to walnut creek, six minutes for you. walnut dreek highway 13. another 8. delays out of tracy. westbound 580. thanks alexis. new at 6:00, developing news out of new york where a mob boss. frankie boy callie has been assassinated. he was shot outside his staten island mansion last night. he's been the boss of the famed gambino crime family since 2015. so far, no arrests. gma will have more on the
6:01 am
inve

41 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on