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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 4:00. 53 to 56 at 7:00.
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right now at live desk i'm staying on top of breaking news in houston. a gas explosion at an industrial business has rocked several homes. this is a live picture now coming in from our sister station there. you can see the aftermath, leveled properties there. smoke coming from the area. i want to swipe to this video. this is video from someone's porch. you can see that explosion out in the distance. our sister station there is staying on top of this story. i want to go to courtney fisher's tweets. this video, she's inside someone's home. you can see this camera move around. look at this. this is one of the people living in the home. all of the items on the floor. things coming down from the ceiling. looks like everything has just been leveled from the top there. that's unfortunate to see this morning. we do know there have been some injuries reported. moving down to some other tweets. she had pictures from inside a home. this one here, you can see the dishes are broken.
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things spilled all over the shelves. broken mirror. moving on now, the ceiling. we had multiple reports of this. look at someone's garage s, a c there as well. this explosion happened at a business. two people were hurt. i'll continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they come in. >> those pictures are wild. >> they are. >> thank you. growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak. this morning we're learning a third possible case in the u.s. >> kenneth moton has the latest developments. >> reporter: this morning u.s. health officials are monitoring three new possible cases of the deadly coronavirus. a student at texas a&m is self quaurn tee quarantined in quarai q home. after returning from china falling ill and going to the er. >> the patient had mild symptoms and was improving, so that's a
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very good sign. >> reporter: and overnight word that a student at tennessee tech university has reported mild symptoms and is being tested for the virus. the first confirmed case in the u.s., a man in his 30s, is being treated near seattle in isolation in a biocontainment room. >> the immediate risk to the american public is low, however, this situation is evolving quickly, and i do expect more cases in the united states. >> reporter: in just the last week the virus, which triggers cold-like symptoms, has spread to 10 countries sickening at least 830 people leaving at least 25 dead, mostly in wuhan, one of the largest transportation hubs in central china. clinics in the city are now overwhelmed as patients are screened, and supermarket shelves are bare. a 24-hour live stream shows workers in wuhan frantically building a brand-new hospital with 1,000 new beds just for coronavirus patients. a travel ban remains in place in wuhan along with two other nearby cities to try to contain the virus' spread putting more than 33 million people under quarantine. >> that's never been done
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before. >> reporter: and now china is taking a new step closing one of its most revered cultural sites in one of the busiest tourist attractions in the world. beijing's forbidden city will close saturday until further notice. in the north bay dozens of volunteers are keeping a close eye on the russian river after a massive wine spill. a 97,000 gallon tank of cabernet sprang a leak at rodney strong vineyards. the vineyard is located in healdsburg. spilled wine poured into the drains and ponds and that made it into a creek that flows into the russian river >> we have not had reports of fish kills. certainly the biochemical and the acidity of the wine will call some smaller insect things that are fish food. you know, this could have been a lot worse. >> some of the wine was pumped out of the creek. the loss cab sells for $27 a bottle. it's likely millions of dollars
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of inventory lost. people in south san jose say thieves are targeting parked cars. neighbors believe the suspects are using bb guns to break windows. police confirm at least three cases of vehicle vandalism in the area since the weekend along vista park drive. there were at least seven reports of damage posted on nextdoor. oftentimes the vandals don't even take anything and it's this senseless vandalism that has residents frustrated. >> it's too much. just stealing packages, things like that. leave us alone. >> neighbors are now parking inside their garages and then also considering adding more surveillance cameras to catch the crooks. the latest in presuident trump's preechimpeachment trial. >> the president's lawyers say abuse of power is not a crime
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and not an impeachable offense. the white house counsel will begin giving their arguments tomorrow. in the east bay two congressmen hosted a town hall about the impeachment proceedings. representatives mark desongne and mark thompson were joined by constitutional scholars in martinez. they say the town halls have been wildly popular right now because people have a lot of questions about the proceedings. >> it can be dry. it can be tradition. tradition-bound and it can be confusing to people. these town halls on this subject are very helpful is the feedback i get so people better understand the process. >> he has posted the complete video of the town hall on his facebook account. abc7 will bring you live coverage throughout the trial. you can get all of the updates on air, online and on our abc7 news app. san francisco police expect rowdy crowds on super bowl sunday and they've been taking
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extra precautions that are getting some backlash. the examiner reports after the 49ers won the nfc championship police showed up in riot gear and blocked off streets near 24th and mission. the people who live in the mission say this is racial profiling. they say they were unfairly targeted for living in a predominantly latino neighborhood. police say they sent extra officers to areas that have had problems during previous championship games. he 49ers are back on the practice field today. this weekend they're headed off to miami. super bowl excitement is building. julian glover is going to the game, but in the meantime he's at live vevi stadium. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> yes, i will be at the big game and of course the 49ers will be, too. this is the stuff you dream of, one day playing in the super bowl. that's what the 49ers will be doing when they get one more practice in today before boarding a plane and heading
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down to miami for super bowl liv. this is a place that very few thought the 49ers would be in, playing for a lombardi trophy after a 4-12 season last year. this team is special and the fans know it. the 49er faithful have been selling out games and the gear is flying off shelves. it's unfamiliar territory for some, but a handful of players and coach do have super bowl experience and they're leading the team. >> when you get down there the media availability, all the requirements, obligations you have to do, just having seen all that, being up close and personal with it, all that will help me. >> i feel like, you know, it's a lot of hype in terms of, othh, it's the super bowl, biggest sporting event in the world but it's my job. i have to go out and win a game. >> that's what we're all hoping for for them to win that game. after practice today, fans will be able to see running back raheem mostert. everyone knows his game after
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that incredible performance in the nfc championship. he will be at the dick's sporting goods in daly city from 5:15 to 5:45, then off to miami to hopefully get that "w" for super bowl liv and bring home that sixth title to the bay area. it will be so incredible. reporting live outside levi stadium, julian glover, abc7 news. >> so the team is going on sunday. when are you going? >> i'm flying out sunday as well. i won't be on the same plane as the team. don't get too excited. we will be flying out sunday and we will be getting everyone ready for a full week of coverage ahead of the big game next sunday. >> julian -- >> all right. >> i'm happy for you. >> okay, abc7. committed. julian, we'll look for that >> we'll have full coverage. >> we'll live through you. >> yes, we will. thank you. >> mike, he will be there all week. >> i have nothing but love for julian and jealousy.
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>> you're not the only one. >> you're right, i'm not. we're like what? by the way, julian, couple of chances of thunderstorms, some rain next week. you need me there with you to help you out. you do. all right. the rain will be saturday night, but sunday for the super bowl, light humidity, about 73 degrees, sunshine, breeze coming out of the northwest. perfect weather the way it looks now. back at home, 43 to about 49 degrees. let's look at some other neighborhoods. most of us in the upper 40s. napa at 40. these areas of gray, that's where the fog is thickest. out in the east bay valleys and the napa valley. let's talk about what's going on today. mild with temperatures nearing the low 60s. tranquil, light breezes out on the bay. there is rough surf at the beaches. that will be until 9:00. be careful there. the peninsula, 46 this morning. already in the upper 50s by
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noon. low 60s this afternoon. a comfortable 56 this evening. that's around our average high. east bay valleys, 46 with fog through 9:00. you can see low to mid 60s this afternoon. 57 at 7:00. our last stop will be the south bay, 47 this morning. 60 at noon. 63 at 3:00. a comfortable 57 at 7:00. let's talk about that commute. i hope you find some comfort there. >> i want to get in on the niners conversation. i think we have one of the best people going from the morning show because he went to the university of miami. frnls he's a h >> he's a hurricane. >> yes, go, julian. ace 1 is running about 20 minutes behind schedule because of that maintenance i told you about yesterday. it will be going until the 28th of this month. please be aware that you are going to face delays pretty much every morning until then. a live look at emeryville, 80,
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headlights moving in towards the maze and the bay bridge. you have a nice clear ride. no metering lights on yet. the only fog advisory that i'm seeing now is for the carquinez bridge. be aware of that as well. >> thanks. coming up next, 7 things to know as you start your day. and tom steyer brings his presidential campaign to the bay area. why he says some of his democratic rivals are focusing on the wrong thing. and we may have a big clue
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. coming up on 5:15, here's the 7 things to know. did you see that? breaking news. a gas explosion rocked a part of houston. it happened overnight at an industrial business. several homes are severely damaged. two people are hurt. number two, the coronavirus has killed at least 26 people in china, sickened more than 800 others. now health officials are looking into three new possible cases here in the u.s. and number three, in the east bay, the alameda county public health department says it is doing aggressive testing for the deadly coronavirus. it is looking at several cases, up to ten people, but none of those people has tested positive. number four, senator kamala harris may be considering endorsing joe biden. that's what multiple democratic officials are telling the "new york times." they expect an endorsement will not happen until after the impeachment trial. number five, fog will be an issue not only this morning but
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also tomorrow morning. but tomorrow night we have a chance of light to moderate rain, up to a third of an inch in most areas, even three quarters in the north bay. number six, a smooth commute this friday morning. no problems on the roads. hopefully it will stay like that as you head out the door. number seven, just nine more days until super bowl liv. the 49ers will be practicing again today as they get ready for the chiefs. on sunday the team heads off to miami. your voice, your vote. democratic presidential candidate tom steyer will spend his second day campaigning in the bay area today. yesterday he met face-to-face with supporters to talk criminal justice reform. steyer's public profile legitimacy as presidential candidate has risen dramatically in recent weeks. the billionaire has spent more than 1$130 million on tv, radio and internet ads. >> i don't think that this is the time for democrats to be
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talking about personal issues, the wine caves, the old conversations, the ancient videos. >> tonight he will join the latino caucus immigrant democratic club in san francisco to discuss housing affordability, immigration and other issues affecting the latino community. that starts at 6:30 at the women's building. steyer is among six candidates who qualified for the next debate. he'll be joined by bernie sanders, joe biden, elizabeth warren, pete buttigieg and aim my klobuchar. that debate will take place in new hampshire on february 7th. all right. we have some new developments this morning about whether the 49ers -- if they win -- >> when. >> when. >> whether we'll have the parade or in santa clara. it looks like it will be san francisco. this according to former mayor willie brown. he told the chronicle he's not officially involved with the parade planning, but he knows
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the contentious relationship the niners have had in santa clara is the reason why it will happen here in san francisco. >> he said it will happen on wednesday. the wednesday after they win. we'll see if he's right. >> all right. ahead of the super bowl, our sports director, larry beil, is getting ready to take his talents to south beach. >> yesterday he met casey and tiffany from the gold rush who taught him new moves. >> let's go niners! let's go niners! >> all right. all right. >> come on, larry. >> let's go, niners. >> there you go. that looks great. >> all right. >> that was amazing. >> love it. >> i don't know why i do these things. they talk me into this. >> larry has the leg going. >> kumasi. >> what? >> he did not. >> he kicked it. >> that choreography was all wrong. >> listen -- >> mm-hmm.
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>> they were very nice to him. >> he tried. he had the leg going. >> the gold rush will be headed to the super bowl next week to cheer on the team. >> i want to see it again. why didn't we loop it? can we loop it next time? >> i don't want to see the talking. i want to see the kick. >> i want a gif. >> y'all need to respect larry's move. share your 49ers pride with this team badge, find it on our facebook page or go to >> i want a gif. can you move your arms one way and the legs the other way? >> you can get a gif ifwe can get you on the green screen trying it yourself. >> i'll nail it. >> i believe you. >> i'll even do the splits. >> excuse me? >> we're looking at sutro tower. and that's pretty clear. that allowed the fog to form.
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that will transition over to high clouds. mild highs tonight. our lows tonight will be within a few degrees of our average highs for this time of year. that mild, moist air will mean more dense fog for tomorrow morning. we'll have a rainy weekend storm but it will be weak. the storm well to the north. scattered showers there. heavier rain up in the pacific northwest. the storm track will remain mainly to the north. here's the cloud cover. you can see where the bulk of that is going. we'll get side swiped by a couple of events. 5:00 this morning. a few sprinkles across the north bay. otherwise 10:00 tonight, if you're out in the north bay, a chance of light rain. that fizzles quickly. tomorrow afternoon, clouds and sunshine. once again, mainly high clouds. during the latter parts of the afternoon into the evening hours we have a chance of light rain in the north bay. that fizzles after a couple hours. at 2:00 in the morning sunday through 9:00, that is when the
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next storm comes through. it's a 1 on the storm impact scale. rainfall for today through tomorrow, mainly up in the north bay. santa rosa northward. now for the rest of the system, about a tenth to a third of an inch. in fact, that's about the biggest thing we have. it's a very weak system. look at next week. it's trending drier with temperatures in the low to mid 60s. jobina? >> thank you. good morning to san jose. checking out this friday ride. 280 is looking good. we have no problems to report. i'm happy to see it and hope it stays that way. san rafael, 101, same thing here. nice and clear. no slowdowns there. drive times, antioch to hercules, 26-minutes. highway 4 to the maze, 13-minutes. highway 85 to the san jose airport, 7 minutes there. mass transit updates. ferries on the winter schedule. no delays, b.a.r.t., 25 trains running right now.
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all on time. ace 1, on a 20-minute delay at the moment. i'll let you know if it gets worse. hopefully not. >> thanks. in today's "gma" first look, demi lovato is opening up in a candid interview. >> in this interview she reveals how a song she wrote last summer was her cry for help. >> in this morning's "gma" first look, pop star demi lovato is speaking out about the heart felt song she plans to sing at the grammys this sunday as she makes her big return to the stage in a new interview on apple interview, the pop star says the heart felt song was written during a critical period in her life. >> this song was written and recorded actually very shortly before everything happened. >> in july of 2018, the star was treated for an overdose and several subsequent medical complication. she said she has a new understanding of what the song meant to her then and now.
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>> i recorded it, went through everything, and then it made sense later, okay, that's why these lyrics were so emotional when i was singing it. >> coming up at 7:00 a.m., we have more from
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low 60s at our beaches this afternoon. be careful of the water. alexa, who do you think will
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win the super bowl? >> the chiefs are favored to win it but the 49ers are on a streak. my prediction is the 49ers will be joining the patriots and steelers with a six pack of super bowl wins. >> wow. >> that's that. we reached out to our friends in kansas city and they tell us alexa is saying the same thing there. last year alexa correctly picked the patriots to win over the rams, so what about siri? >> hey, siri, who will win the super bowl? >> those in the know say the chiefs will defeat the 49ers by one point. >> un-huh. >> that's wrong. apple is based here. >> un-huh. deactivat deactivate. >> all right. it looks like it's a split decision by the digital assistants. as for google's assistant, it gives no prediction. weak. as it who will win the super bowl and it tells you the time, date and location of the game. i didn't ask that question. >> you didn't. >> i asked who will win.
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cortana or whatever. is it still cortana? >> i don't know. >> who is cortana? >> we don't know. >> coming back with another 90 minutes of news including j. lo and shakira revealing secrets about the halftime show. airports and hospitals are on high alert for the coronavirus. so is alameda county. i'm amy hollyfield, i'll have that story coming up
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the difference between words and actions matters. that's a lesson washington dc could use, right now. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. making news right now, look at this, breaking news from texas where a massive explosion shatters windows, damages homes and injuries at least two people. and china expands lockdowns to two more cities as it tries
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to stop the coronavirus from spreading. in the bay area officials are investigating if there are cases here. ready or not, here it comes. san francisco is preparing for a maker change on one of the city's busiest streets. good morning to you. it's friday, january 24th. thanks for being with us. >> we made it. we can get to those stories in a moment. first, let's check in with mike. >> a little bit of fog out there in the napa valley and livermore. some rain on live doppler 7, that's up in mendocino county. that is where it will remain for the xhornimorning commute. some high clouds will stop the spread of the fog. temperatures pretty nice out there. mid 40s to upper 40s. 43 to 49, that's warmer than we should be. temperatures in the upper 50s by noon. we'll stay in the upper 50s at the coast and hit the low 60s with hazy conditions and high clouds at 4:00. a comfortable evening, 53 to 56. couple of chances of rain this
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weekend a look at those coming up. here is jobina with the morning commute. >> good morning. we do have a crash we're following now in san leandro. this is southbound 880 at the davis stret et on-ramp. one car is involved. it does not look like injuries have been reported. moving over to mass transit, ace 1 is running about 20 minutes behind schedule. pulling up here, the bay bridge, looking live at that, looking good. metering lights don't appear to be on. and the san mateo bridge looking good as well. nice and clear. no major issues on our roads. moving over to breaking news at the live desk, following a gas explosion in houston. this happened about 4:30 this morning houston time. you can see this daylight video coming in now. at least two people are hurt including one person taken to
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the hospital. sn neighbors say the explosion shook homes. here's what was seen on the ground a short time ago. >> homes with ceilings caved in, blinds and shattered glass on the floor. we were inside some of these houses. firefighters came by with axes telling us to get out, it's not safe to be here. we'll bring you around so you can see, inside these houses, some of this damage. look at that. boards everywhere. and then over here, those firefighters are there, this car just drove out of the garage. but inside that garage, you can see there is just sheetrock down. pieces of insulation everywhere. right now no reports of any injuries, but we have seen ambulances and firefighters, vehicles kind of streaming out of this neighborhood. we're still trying to figure out how that plant exploded. still a chaotic scene out here.
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>> one more look at that damage. despite the severity from the explosion, schools in the area are open today. i'll bring you updates on the story as it develops. >> incredible how much was affected. even show there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the bay area, officials are not letting down their guard. >> 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,irports are on high alert and now so is alameda county with health officials there putting out an abetter will the virus. county officials were reminding residents to practice good hygiene and call ahead to a doctor's office if they are not feeling well and recently traveled to wu,han, china. there were conflicting reports
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on how many people were sick and being tested in alameda county so we went for clarification. >> when we say we're investigating less than ten people, that's moving all the time. sometimes we get a report, we investigate and decide that's not even somebody we're concerned that might have been exposed to the virus. >> preliminary results show some are suffering from the flu, others need more testing. there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in alameda county but health officials are preparing incase the virus arrives there. travelers from wuhan china are being screened including at l.a.x. and sfo. amy hollyfield, abc7 >> at the live desk i'm also tracking the coronavirus outbreak in china.
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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. >> thank you. a major new development in a crime that rocked chinatown. there's been another arrest. >> vic lee tweeted the development last night. he said a second suspect is in police custody. three men beat and robbed a man last july in the middle of the afternoon of stockton and pacific streets. a friend of victim walter wong was also attacked. the brazen crime stunned chinatown residents. in october, a 19-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the beating.
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one other suspect is still at large. the chp arrested a man suspected in a year-long series of highway attacks in prunedale north of sal charles lafferty was taken into custody. there's been 69 incidents of vehicles being hit by projectiles in the salinas valley. highway patrol investigators say lafferty 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. investigators found him after spotting his gmc truck at the scene of the most recent attack earlier this month. democrats will wrap up their opens statements today in the senate impeachment trial. they spent 9 1/2 hours yesterday
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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
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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 throughout the entire trial. you can get the updates on air, online and on the abc7 news app. b.a.r.t. is slowly phasing out paper tickets but is now 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 feature being added starting today. and throwback 49ers gear is in high demand. the big rush before the super
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bowl. >> i'm so -- i don't know if you know this, kumasi and i are planning for you to do a 49ers cheer that includes you doing the splits that you have said you can do. >> sure. >> is that true? >> i can do them. >> confident. >> it's happening. >> not necessarily in a suit. >> no, no we'll get all dressed up. more on that later. it's supposed to be a decent day later. >> more decent than what we just talked about. let's show you what's going on. we have mid to upper 40s through the south bay under a partly cloudy sky. 42 in mountain view to 49 in los altos. we have alameda and san francisco, bodega bay at 50. the rest of us in the 40s. the fog is thick around 221, 12 in napa. some of the roads there as we go down to street level, airport boulevard, old sonoma road and around livermore. you can see near portola avenue,
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also in some of those areas. so, you need to be careful. that will be around throughout the morning commute. the bay bridge toll plaza, look how quiet it is. cool to mild on mass transit and calm on the bay. stuck in the 40s through 9:00. also foggy, but look at this with increasing high clouds, hazy sunshine, low 60s. east bay, some fog spilling out of the north bay in napa valley into san pablo bay and the northern part of the east bay. temperatures in the low 60s this an. our last stop is san francisco. not too much fog here. not a whole lot of sunshine this afternoon either. a comfortable 59 degrees for a high around 3:00. an hour-by-hour look at the weekend coming up. >> as mike was mentioning that fog, we see it hovering over livermore, there is a fog
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advisory for carquinez. two crashes we're following now, first one in antioch, eastbound 4 before summersville road. two cars involved here. they're calling for an ambulance. moving over to san leandro, southbound 880 at davis street, the on-ramp is closed there. the a single car crash. there are emergency crews blocking that. walnut creek looking good for the most part here. relatively calm out there. definitely calm in san francisco. going to leave you with a live look at the
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in 2016 i warned thatt donald trump was a dangerous demagogue, and when the republican congress wouldn't hold him accountable, i went to work helping run winning campaigns in twenty-one house seats. it's time for the senate to act and remove trump from office, and if they won't do their jobs, this november you and i will. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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looking at fog in the south bay. increasing rather rapidly. i'll show you a few tower cams coming up in the big weather, less than four minutes away. some thick fog in the central valley, this is until noon. temperatures in fresno, 61. sacramento, faster sunshine, 63. chico never gets out of the clouds, 58. rain in eureka, 59. light showers for tahoe and yosemite, mid to upper 60s around los angeles and palm springs. we have an easy commute if you're trying to get up there later today and tomorrow. heavy snow level at 6,500 feet sunday around tahoe. a lot of our effort to build a better bay area focused on
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building a better b.a.r.t. a new study finds that b.a.r.t.'s goal of ending paper tickets this year would disproportion n disproportio disproportion disproportionately effect low income riders. 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. 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. te ban stretches from 10th to 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.
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>> 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. the countdown to kickoff is on. in nine days the 49ers will change on the chiefs in super bowl liv. the faithful and new fans are rushing to get their hands on the latest gear but also some vintage gear. we're talking about gear from the '80s and '90s. it's selling out fast at vintage clothing stores. static vintage h a couple t-shirts and a handful of jackets left. >> if we had more, i think we would sell more. we're down to a select amount of sizes. >> if you are looking for a throwback 49ers jacket, they range from $65 to $195. you can share your niners pride with this team badge, it's on our facebook page.
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hi, reggie. >> hi. i had a little problem moe micropho microphone. you can hear me now? this morning we're looking behind the scenes at the huge halftime show. >> tj holmes has a sneak peek. ♪ >> reporter: dancing. jennifer lopez and shakira are taking fans behind the scenes sharing some tiny dancers. >> shakira and j. lo have collaborated with so many famous artists and the goal is to bring as much star power to that stage as possible. >> it's going to be an exciting show. >> i love it's in miami. it's a latino town and picked the two of us. >> and you can watch a full report on the halftime show coming up on "gma" at 7:00 after
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abc7 mornings. >> was that supposed to tell us how to do the moves so we look just like that? >> no matter how many times we do it, we won't look like j. lo and shakira. look at her. >> they look good. >> they do. hi, mike. >> let's talk about what's going on outside. a look at our tower cam to the east of the shark tank looking north towards mineta san jose international which you cannot see because of the thick fog enveloping the south bay. you can see thick fog here, visibility down to a mile or less. another area that's been inundated with fog. increasing high clouds and mild highs this afternoon. best chance of rain tomorrow night into tomorrow or sunday morning. next week is trending drier and milder. we have a 1 on the storm impact scale for our next storm. light to moderate rain fr. maybe up to three quarters of an inch in the north bay. a few sprinkles in the north bay, mainly mendocino county.
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a chance of light rain in the north bay, only around for a couple hours. another chance late tomorrow and into the evening hours. but then during the overnight hours, 2:00, you can see green to yellow. that's light to moderate rain. that's rolling through. by sunday we see increasing sunshine, cooler. 58 to 62 after low to mid 60s saturday. it will be mainly dry all day. monday cooler. temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 50s. we're trending drier for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. here's jobina. >> good friday morning. we are taking a live look now at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are not on yet. it's awfully light. it looks like someone has a stall there. they're up and moving, good. moving over to the golden gate bridge, nice and light there as well. no major issues on the roads except these two problems. two-car crash, eastbound 4
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before somersville road. two lanes are blocked is right now. in san leandro, the davis street on-ramp is closed at the moment. this is the on-ramp, if you're coming off southbound 880, it does look like this might be moving shortly, but it's starting to jam up there. it's just a single car crash at the moment. no injuries reported. thanks. if yow u're on tinder you may notice new safety features. there will be a panic button starting next week. daters can use it in case something goes wrong. you can also check in and tell friends where you are. tinder is adding a photo verification to avoid cat phishing. the features will be part of a new section of tinder's app called the safety center. baseball season is not too far away. tomorrow the oakland a's are hosting the team's annual fan fest. it will be in jack london square from 9:30 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. bob melvin as well a several
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players including matt chapman and matt olson will be there signing autographs and meeting fans. there will be ten free food trucks, a kids area and photo stations. the family friendly event is free and open to the public. if you ever had a craving for a cookie at 2:00 a.m., soon you will be able to get one delivered in san francisco. first, should your window shade be up i'climate is the number 1ove priority.sage.
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welcome back, everyone. united airlines wants fliers to keep those window s shades up during taxiing, takeoffs and landings.
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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. >> if you are a fan of jelly bellies, check this out? there's now a drink. orange sherbet, pina colada and grapefruit are in stores. >> it's cool and it's sugar free. the new version of tetris is out for android and ios users days after ea announced it would shut down its mobile tetris game in april. another network released an official version. it's available to download for free in the app store. >> let's get that. you said you were good at it. >> i didn't say that. >> you like it. >> i enjoy it. >> can we do a battle? >> we sure can. >> i want in. >> you don't want any of this.
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>> i flew on delta the other day. i beat the entire plane. >> whoa, mike. >> it wasn't a small plane either. it was a big plane. >> so mike is a tetris master and can do the splits almost. >> we really know too much about mike right now. so let's talk about the weather. hi, everybody. beach hazards, large breakers could run up on the beaches, sneak up on you and pull you into the water. you have to be careful until 9:00 this evening. for temperatures, we have low to mid 60s. even 60 in san francisco. 65 in san jose. concord, livermore, 63. fremont, palo alto, 64. richmond, oakland, napa, 61. here's our lows tonight. our average highs are in the 50s. average lows, 47 in lake torpor
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52 in san francisco. it will be a mild morning with more widespread fog than this morning. have your umbrella, tomorrow night you'll need it here's jobina with the morning commute. >> thank you. good morning. that crash we were following in antioch just escalated quickly and turned into a sigalert. it involves two cars, blocking two lanes. emergency crews are there. this is eastbound 4 before somersville road. it's in the counter commute direction. we have not seen the slowdown. moving over to san leandro, the davis street on-ramp is still closed. if you're around southbound 880 there, this is a part of your morning commute, be aware that the davis street on-ramp is closed. 880 at the coliseum, our camera showing you a nice clear ride. headlights moving south. and i'm not seeing anything in this portion of 880. reggie and kumasi?
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>> thanks. jessica simpson opens up about a serious helicopter struggle that she kept hidden from the world. and vandals hit a san jose neighborhood, why victims are calling this a senseless crime. a little bit of a chilly start outside of levi stadium in santa clara, soon the team, the 49ers will be heading to sunny miami for super bowl 54, they're getting in one last practice today. we'll talk about that and where
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. we have good news. it's friday. >> mm-hmm. >> that's it. >> we made it. that's enough, reggie. this is a live look from our east bay hills camera. it will be dry today but another storm is on the horizon. >> let's enjoy today on this friday, january 24th. >> mike, when you say on the horizon, can we at least enjoy the weekend?
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>> i think so. i think most of the rain will fall while we're sleeping saturday night into sunday morning. i want to get you out the door in case you're leaving, there's less than a quarter mile of visibility in napa, livermore and san jose because of fog. i have a look at the winds, you can see it, they are blowing very lightly offshore. that's why the fog is enveloping san jose. here's a look at 87 as we speak. you can see as you drive north from the shark tank up into mineta san jose international, it's an abyss of fog. be aware of that. mid 40s to upper 40s at 7:00. upper 50s to low 60s this afternoon with high clouds and hazy sunshine. jobina? >> thank you. good morning. i'm looking at some of that fog as well. i'll get to a sigalert that we're following in antioch. this is eastbound 4 before somersville road. injuries have been reported here. two cars are involved. twoan


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