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sell le salinas on the highway. charles laughity was taken into custody. there's been 69 incidents of vehicles being hit by projectiles in the salinas valley. highway patrol investigators say laughity fired glass marbles at cars using a slingshot. >> a very difficult case. when there's a break, from here to my commissioner's office in sacramento, our elected officials, we're able to tell them, it was a sigh of relief. >> highway patrol thinks lafferty acted by himself. if you're just waking up, let's get you up to date on weather and traffic. hi, mike. >> let's talk more about that fog, which we talked about would be thicker today, more widespread. you can see it around napa and
livermore and up towards discovery bay. this will stay put for the most part. it may slide a little bit to the east. winds are very light. just a little bit offshore. we'll keep an eye on that, see if it makes the turn through the san pablo bay and heads down to the san francisco bay. at 7:00, increasing clouds. a lot of fog out there. temperatures 44 to 49. the clouds will increase, the high clouds. that will keep the fog from turning of to haze. a little bit slower than yesterday. expect hazy sunshine, high clouds, temperatures in the upper 50s at noon. temperatures 56 to 62 at 4:00. a comfortable evening on the way, mid 50s at 7:00. i'm tracking an outbreak of the coronavirus which started in china. 26 people there have died. more than 800 are stick right now. china expanded lockdowns to two more cities in an effort to contain the disease. the city of wuhan is trying to
build a 1,000 bed hospital in six days. that hospital will be dedicated to treating coronavirus patients. here in the u.s., a student in texas and another student in tennessee had developed mild systems. they're being tested for the virus. a traveler who landed at l.a.x. wednesday night was hospitalized as a precaution. as we told you earlier, a man from washington state became the first confirmed case in the u.s. it's a disease health officials worldwide are watching. >> thank you. even though there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the bay area, officials are not letting their guard down. >> alameda county is doing what it calls of aggressive testing of anyone with symptoms who may have traveled to wuhan, china. amy hollyfield is live at sfo where officials are also testing people. >> yes, they're on high alert at airports and hospitals and they're testing in alameda county. this is a brand-new virus
detected in china late last year. the first confirmed cases in the united states was discovered in washington. that patient flew to seattle from china. in alameda county, they are still testing people. >> paw we are doing these aggressive testings, if and when we detect our first case, our job in public health is to make sure that person is isolated. >> the bay area has no confirmed cases. they are screening people who are showing symptoms, but health officials here say they are on high alert. reporting live at sfo, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. democrats will wrap up their opening statements today in the senate impeachment trial. they spent 9 1/2 hours yesterday arguing president trump violated the constitution. abc news reporter, elizabeth hur is on capitol hill with the gop's response. >> good morning. some gop senators are growing
more frustrated calling the democrats arguments repetitive, house managers are telling them to hang in there with just eight more hours to go. >> democrats preparing to wrap up their case. >> this conduct is not america first. it is donald trump first. >> reporter: the house managers accusing the president of abusing his power and obstructing congress alleging the president only started pushing ukraine to launch investigations against joe biden when polls started showing the former vp as his biggest threat. >> no president has ever used his office to compel a foreign nation to help him cheat in our elections. >> the actions of the president do not reach that level no matter what school of thought you're on. >> reporter: the president's lawyers maintaining abuse of power is not a crime and therefore not an impeachable offense. democrats countering that argument by playing this old video of one of the president's top allies, senator lindsey graham, from the clinton impeachment trial. >> it doesn't even have to be a
crime. it's just when you start using your office and you're acting in a way that hurts people, you've committed a high crime. >> reporter: tomorrow the president's lawyers take over and sources say they're concerned their arguments may get buried on a saturday so they could go for a shorter session tomorrow and leave the bulk of their arguments for next week. elizabeth hur, abc news, capitol hill. abc7 news will bring you live coverage. you can get the updates on air, online and on the abc7 news app. senator kamala harris may be considering endorsing joe biden. they expect any endorsement will not happen until after the impeachment trial. harris dropped out of the presidential race in december. sources are saying that she and biden have stayed in touch since then. political observers say an endorsement could set up harris to be biden's running mate if he wins the nomination. work is under way on a major change coming to san francisco's market street. abc7 news was there as city
crews started painting new lane markers along fell and 10th streets feeding on to market. starting wednesday at 6:00 a.m., private cars will be banned. the ban stretches from 10th so main streets heading eastbound and stewart to van nuys in the westbound direction. taxis, commercial drivers, muni and emergency vehicles are exempt. drivers and pedestrians seem split on the change. >> i think making san francisco more walkable is a good thing. >> it's too hard to get around the city already how it is. >> absolutely for it. >> are you? >> yes. >> why? >> it will make market and san francisco so much safer. >> the change is not just about safety. the city hopes it will help speed up public transit. b.a.r.t. is slowly phasing out paper tickets. now it's questioning the impact the move is having on some passengers. tinder is king of the dating apps. but what happens when the date
goes wrong. the new safety features starting today. throwback 49ers gear in high demand. the big rush before the super bowl. >> i need some throwback gear. what do you got, mike, anything? >> throwback gear? for the niners in. >> yes. >> not really. >> gosh, we have to look. i'm running out of red. >> that's what i'm thinking. was that the object of this? >> yes. we're both running out of red and we still have all next week to go. let's go shopping this weekend. >> let's go shopping. >> let's talk about what kind of weather we should expect. this morning, you can see around napa and american canyon, vallejo, 80, 37, 29, all of those dealing with some difficult conditions because of the visibility. let's talk temperatures in the east bay. around 43 to 46. pittsburg warmer at 53. what an outlier there. we have mid to upper 40s around the bayshore. 51 in san francisco.
pacifica, 52. los gatos 50. let's look at what's going on from south beach. you can see it's relatively quiet across the bay bridge. the dense fog will be the biggest issue with the commute. mass transit is cool this morning. mild this afternoon. relatively calm if you're out on the bay. altamont pass, you come across there, you will run into thick fog in livermore. same thing for highway 4 through discovery bay. let's look at what's going on with the neighborhoods. north bay, foggy up through 9:00 and 49. we'll try to reach 60 for a couple hours this afternoon. 55 this evening. as far as the east bay, 47. fog through about 9:00. we reach 51. reaching 60 for a couple hours this afternoon. 56 this evening. san francisco, 50 this morning to nearly 60 by 3:00 to 56 this evening. temperatures running about 3 to 6 degrees above average. look at the weekend coming up. here is jobina. >> i like that forecast. thank you. good morning. we have a commuter alert, just
reminder the posey tube closure, it will be lasting weekdays from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. still in effect now. this work will continue through march. good morning to walnut creek. 680 looking good. no major issues on our roads for our friday start to the commute. san jose, 87, nice and clear. happy to see that. let's check in on the drive times, antioch to hercules, 25-minute ride. highway 4 to the maze, 13 minutes. highway 85 to the san jose
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most widespread thick fog in the san joaquin valley. it is affecting about 1.2 million. it will last through at least noon, visibility down to a quarter mile. fresno, 60. showers around eureka. 60 this afternoon. tahoe and yosemite, a little bit of some wet weather this morning. then it will turn partly sunny this afternoon. our best chance of snow will be sunday with a snow level of 6500 feet. otherwise look at those temperatures. 50 on saturday and again thursday. nike, thank yomike, thank y. a lot of our efforts on building a better bay area have focused on b.a.r.t. b.a.r.t.'s goal of ending
tickets this year would disproportionately effect low income rider. the equity analysis also shows that b.a.r.t. riders who use paper tickets are more likely to be young, black or brown and not to own a smartphone. the former ceo of wells fargo will be banned from the banking industry and faces a 17$17.5 million fine. john stump was one of three executives to grae to s ts to a settlement if connection with the fake account scandal in 2017. five other executives have refused to settle. they'll face a public hearing, one of them is the former head of the wells fargo community banking system. she could pay a $25 million fine the countdown to kick off is nine more days until the 49ers face the chiefs in bowl liv. san francisco has not won the super bowl in 25 years. some fans have merchandise that
is older than that. >> lauren martinez shows you some of the throwbacks. >> reporter: there's something special about sporting the old red and gold and having those items passed down through generations. >> the ones now, maybe you'll get a couple years out of them but not 20. >> 49ers gear is selling out fast, even at vintage clothing stores in san francisco. >> if we had more, i think we would sell more. we're down to a select amount of sizes. >> reporter: static vintage has a couple of t-shirts and a handful of jackets left. down the street at heldover, their 49ers gear from the '80s and '90s is on full display in their front window. pto sift through rails of have clothing, they have all of their '80s gear on display. if you're looking for an old 49ers jacket, they range from $68 to $195. a positive to shopping vintage, it's eco-friendly.
>> you have less of a carbon footprint. you're not shipping it. it's already here. >> reporter: in san francisco, lauren martinez, abc7 news. >> we both want it. >> mm-hmm. >> we just don't want to pay for it. right? it's kind of pricey. >> i'm with you and saying yes. >> but the old school is cool. >> it is. and lauren looks good in the jacket. we're the same size, maybe she'll let me borrow it. >> we'll see. >> share your niners pride with this team badge. you can find it on our facebook page. >> i think she'll enjoy it. there's not many days. how will she share it with you? after the super bowl. like a week after. after the parade. >> lets look at what's going on outside. i might go tie shopping this weekend and see if i can find something that more represents the scarlet and gold of the 49ers.
walnut creek -- that's not walnut creek. that's san jose, 87. you can see some fog there as you look north towards milpitas and santa clara. increasing clouds. as the fog evaporates or fades, high clouds will come in. hazy sunshine and mild highs. best chance of rain saturday night into sunday. most of us will be sleeping. next week, trending drier and milder. if you like the 60s, i have more coming up. the storm impact scale for saturday and sunday, light to moderate rain. up to three quarters of an inch in the north bay. that will see the brunt of the wet weather. here we are. wow. where are the pause points? let me tell you what you just saw. what you just saw is a slight chance of some light showers late this evening up in the north bay. that is it. for saturday, we have a chance of light showers late in the afternoon hours in the north bay. starting at about 11:00 through
7:00 saturday night into sunday, our better storm comes through. the one that prompted the storm impact scale, 1, light. that's the one that will bring us rain. we'll wake up sunday to wet conditions. we'll see increasing sunshine sunday afternoon. look at those low to mid 60s with barely a chance of rain next week. squob jobina? >> good morning. no major issues on our roads this morning. so we're starting with a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge. we just saw a couple cars go across heading westbound. very light there. same thing for san jose, 101 here. everything looking good. let's check out the drive times. albany to the maze, 4-minute ride. fremont to san jose, 13 minutes. highway 101 to cupertino, 10-minute ride. reggie and kumasi? >> thanks. tinder is adding a panic button for dates that go very wrong. >> and if you're a comcast customer get ready to pay more.
in today's tech bytes, tinder's new panic button. >> they're adding a panic button that users can hit to alert police if something goes criminally wrong on their date. another will allow them to date in and tell friends where they are. get ready for your cable bill to go up if you're a comcast customer. the company is raising rates this year after losing 150,000 subscribers in the last quarter but they added 400,000 internet subscribers. and tetris fans can breathe easier. days after ea announced they are shutting down their mobile game in april a developer launched an official version for android and ios. >> those are your tech bytes. >> have a great day. tetris! i love tetris. >> i wasn't good at it, i liked it. they also had dr. mario. that was very similar
>> really? >> check it out. the niners and the chiefs are gearing up for a super bowl showdown. next the work going into one of the most important pieces of equipment they'll be using. and should your window shade be up or down? hear what united will require for passengers to do? a puppy gets into a jam that it cannot get in 2016 i warned thatt donald trump was a dangerous demagogue, and when the republican congress
we've got a beach hazard statement for the long period, northwest swells. the northwest beaches will be the most likely affected by the large breakers. everybody needs to be aware of the risk of rip currents and the sneaker waves. it's not the size of the waves that will be the issue. it's the fact they're so large, the breakers, they'll run up on the shore. if you have your back turned to it, they could knock you over and the rip currents could pull you out. we'll talk more about the rain coming up this weekend. san francisco is converting a three-story building into transitional honde aa aal homin. it is estimated that 1 out of every 2 transgender people in san francisco experience homelessness because of discrimination and harassment.
the building has 13 bedrooms and shared living spaces. bed, bath & beyond is closing 40 stores including five i california. bed, bath & beyond struggled to remain profitable. it closed 13 stores last year. no bay area stores are affected. united airlines wants flyers to keep those window shades up during taxiing takeoff the and landings. airlines outside the u.s. have this rule. it helps those who are inside an airplane to spot hazards that may be happening outside. united's policy goes into effect on february 1s. ready for it? >> i'm fine for it. as soon as we're entering the air, the shades need to go back down. there's always that one person. >> there is. who are you to steal their joy? >> there's a movie on. okay. it might be outside that window.
>> no. the official super bowl footballs are in production. the wilson football has been the official football since 1941. this is not a job that the factory workers take lightly. >> it's a pride thing to do a good job, get the ball out there for them. >> the ball is made in a few steps. the cow hyde is cut into panels, stamped with the roman numeral for the game, in this case, liv, after the panels are stitched the footballs are formed into shape, then the ball is laced up and molded. the nfl demands they be made the same each year. each team gets 108 balls. >> who knew. so cool. >> mm-hmm. after being inflated to a specific pound per square inch or you get labeled the deflator. >> let's not get into this again, mike. we've been down this road. >> right. we'll keep that behind us. a few light showers across the north bay, especially up in
mendocino county. we keep getting side swiped by these weak disturbances to our north battling the high pressure to the south. tonight, if you're heading out really late up in the north bay, a chance of light rain. it falls apart. we wake up to fog tomorrow morning. again, tomorrow afternoon, a chance of light rain across the north bay during the afternoon. it fizzles in the evening. the big storm comes in overnight while most of us are sleeping. by 9:00 sunday morning, it's over. look at the cloud cover evaporate. we'll see more sunshine sunday than we've seen the last couple of days today and tomorrow that will keep temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. rainfall amounts not very good with the 1 on the storm impact scale. a couple hundredths up in the north bay, a tenth to a third of an inch for the rest of us by sunday morning. jo jobina. >> live look at the san mateo bridge. things are looking good as people make their way towards the peninsula.
towards the golden gate bridge, it's looking awfully empty. we have a great start to our commute for 4:55. i will leave you with drive times. tracy to dublin, 36 minutes. dublin to mission boulevard, 14 minutes. highway 101 to cupertino, 14-minute ride. reggie? a puppy is safe and sound thanks to law enforcement after it got its head stuck in a spare tire. >> animal service officers got a call about this 3-month-old australian cattle pup. as you can see, they were using oil to try to slide her head out of the tire but her neck was too swollen. they had to take the dog to an animal hospital to get it see dated. the next stop was the fire department where crewing cut out a piece of the tire to make room. >> look at that puppy. the cutest picture. >> they posted this picture of the dog yesterday. they nicknamed it wheelie pup. >> no. >> no? they say the pup's neck swelling
has gone down significantly. the owners have been given the okay to come pick her up. >> she's happy. what? why are you looking at me like that? wheelie pup? >> no. i'll move on. i hope she's safe going forward. san francisco police are gearing up to stop trouble makers after the super bowl. their tactics are already coming under fire. and vandals hit a san jose neighborhood. and nearly 100,000 gallons of red wine spilled at a north
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now at 5:00, an overnight explosion in texas rocks homes, shatters windows and buckles ceilings. we're looking at the damage as firefighters race to get the situation under control. it's quite something what's going on in houston. good morning on this friday, january 24th. >> we'll get you the latest on that story in a few minutes. first let's check in with mike. >> good morning. we have an issue with fog. it will continue to be an issue throughout the morning commute. it will spread and cover more of our neighborhoods. visibility less than a quarter mile, livermore, trying to get through the altamont pass and napa heading down to vallejo. we had a bit of fog around novato earlier. i want to show you the san rafael camera, looking quiet now. there is a chance this will get a bit cloudier heading through the morning commute. my 12-hour planner, 44 to 49 at 7:00. nearing 60 at noon. 56 at the coast. low 60s for the rest of us at 4: