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conditions around the bay by noon. sunny inland by noon and sunny at the coast. the coast is mid-to-upper 50's and the bay is 62 in san francisco to 75 in san jose. inland we go from 73 to 83. this is just the beginning of a pretty extended warming friend. we will look at the seven-day forecast but first well get traffic. leyla gulen? >> we have a sig-alert in san francisco, an injury crash between southbound 101 to eastbound 80. we have all the lanes blocked on the ramp, the transition road. sig-alert because of an injury. we have construction in san jose, northbound 880 between 101 and the expressway one lane is blocked until 6:00 a.m. and the san mateo bridge, trafficking moving well from hayward to foster city and the high-rise. >> the head of america's cup
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will give us the latest on the death of an olympian sailor when the high-tech yacht capsized yesterday in the bay. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has new information on the accident. cornell? >> the swedish boat artemis was towed to clipper coffee on treasure island. this as close as we can get to the vessel. security surrounds the boat. the team from sweden was practicing yesterday on the bay for america's cup when tragedy struck. the 36-year-old crew member andrew simpson was killed when the boat capsized at 1:00 o'clock p.m. yesterday. sky 7 was overhead. ten crew members were rescued by simpson was not. he was underwater for at least ten minutes. paramedic spent 20 minutes trying to revise him but it was too late.
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>> the boat capsized. he was trapped. attempts to recess state him failed. >> we always watch this boat and the others and it was a surprise, we commended on watching them practice. it is sad to hear that someone died. >> the tragedy is less than two months before the start of the america's cup event. the bay area is looking forward to this event. investigators will be combing over the boat. they do not know what caused the boat to capsize but it is possible mr. simpson became tangled in the rigging underwater. the investigation continues. >> cornell, thank you. the crew and the racing community are taking the accident hard. six of the crew members arrived at team headquarters in alameda at tragedy carrying the sail from the cat main.
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this morning the flag at headquarters is at half staff and so are the flags at piers 30 and 32 home of the new zealand and italian teams and pier 80 home of the oracle team usa. >> shocking. a shocking experience to go through and we have a lot to deal with the next few days assuring everyone's well-being. >> andrew simpson was 36, a husband and father. he was well-known sailor who won gold and silver medals the past two olympics. he tweeted two months ago moving the family to san francisco is all consuming. we will go back to cornell bernard and at the 11 a.m. news conference. the latest is on with updates on twitter.
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>> in south bay, a 3.4 earthquake rattled residents as many were going to sleep last night at 10:00 centered about five miles east of san jose's allen rock neighborhood on the calaveras fault. the u.s. government said felt felt it from gilroy to redwood city. >> developing news this morning in the cleveland kidnapping case, the suspect is on suicide watch. also, there are new revelations about his behavior from a note ariel castro wrote a decade ago. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo has the story. >> according to abc in cleveland, ariel castro is monitored an the clock and is in a cell separate from the prison population because the case is so high brother final. a medical team did not find him to be suicidal. his writings would indicate otherwise, law enforcement officials say a note found in his home is suicidal in nature.
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also in the note, which was written in 2004 or 2005, castro claims to be a sex addict and claims to have been abused by a family member the another of his daughters is speaking out against her dad saying that her dad showed her a picture of a little girl on his cell phone and she told her dad, the child looks just like his other daughter. >> he said, no, that's not my child, that is my girl's child by someone else and, i said, dad, that looks line emily and he denied it. i said, dad, it look like emily. he said, he started getting vague, and he said, well, it could be, we have been together for a long-term. i don't know...and the subject changed. >> one of the three women who says he held her captive for 10 years, amanda berry gave birth to a daughter in his home and that girl now is six. as for gina dejesus, her aunt
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says she is enjoying freedom and being outside. michelle knight is still in the hospital telling police she got pregnant five times by castro and he beat and starved her until she miscarried each time. castro is only charged with rape and kidnapping but the prosecution says they could add hundreds more charges including aggravated murder for the pregnancies he allegedly terminated by force. >> a daycare center in milpitas is shut down this morning after investigators found an infant strapped in a car seat in a dark closet. investigators actioned on a tip and discovered a baby boy in a closet at the day care. the center is run by a woman who has has her license suspended. the owner can appeal, and milpitas police have determined this was child abuse with charges to be filed.
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>> peta is targeting a san francisco restaurant for selling a highly rated type of duck liver is being sold although it is illegal. they say they get it from a new york farm but peta says the farm is force-feeding the ducks or the geese to engorge their liver. in a letter to the police, peta will pursue legal action if they continue to violate the ban on the duck liver. >> thief stole an expensive bicycle in front of an abc7 news camera. we were there when the thief made the escape. you will only see this video here. the owner stopped on market to celebrate "bike do work day" and the thief hopped on the bicycle and pedals away. the owner says the bicycle is worth $1,200. >> the santa clara city count approved a deal to give levi
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strauss company exclusive naming rights to the new 49ers stadium signing off on the agreement last night. levi strauss will pay $220 million over 20 years for the naming rights to call the facility "levi stadium." with the partnership unveiled on wednesday and the public attention is good for business. hevi stadium will open next year. >> war yards play at home tonight against the spurs. the warriors evened it up at a game each with a victory in shown on wednesday. they lost a heartbreaker in double overtime in game one after having a 16-point lead evaporate. tonight's game three is 7:30 on espn and you can watch game 4 of the warriors and spurs playoff on sunday at night right here on abc7 news. >> that is what mom wants to see
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on mother's day, right? >> right, basketball! we will check with mike for the forecast. >> we have temperatures around san francisco at 51 toward ocean beach the cool spot is 48 in upper market and everyone else is 50 to 51. we see 52 in richmond and walnut creek. belmont and palo alto and union city and pleasanton at 53. the temperature is pretty much the same because of clouds. temperatures hang around in the 40's and 50's through 7:00. we will see sunshine quicker than yesterday. that means slightly warmer temperatures at noon. mid-60's around the bay and mid-50's at coast and near 60 at coast at 4:00 and mid-60's, though, for outdoor activity at 4:00 around the bay and mid-70's inland and dropping in the 60's for a comfortable friday evening. next week, tomorrow and sunday,
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we flirt with the upper 80's inland, low-to-mid 60's at the coast and our two warmest days, by mop, we will be five- to ten-degrees cooler. get ready for the warming trend and the possibility of a sig-alert. >> the bay area is quiet but if san francisco. this is where we have an injury-accident blocking the transing road from southbound 101 to eastbound 80. it is a solo vehicle spin intermediate with throw people in the car with minor injuries. along the coast, we have a construction project with maybing work if affect along highway one and one way traffic control in affect until 8:00 this morning. this is san jose along 280, coming away from 17, hardly any cars and it is quiet and friday lite in san jose. >> hundreds of students are
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evacuated after a bomb threat at an east bay high school. parents have many frustrated hours. >> this was a 21st century bank heist. >> how to heal $45 million in ten hours. thieves have a high-tech way to get the
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>> parents at a high school are demanding a policies change after a bomb threat. this is video of parents crowding the gate to the high school football field after students were evacuated while application investigated the threat. parents were angry they waited hours to be reunited with their children and school leaders checked i.d.'s. >> parents were ready to riot with no control whatever. >> i hopped the fence. i cut my hands. >> people are crying, jumping the fence, what if this were an earthquake or a big emergency?
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>> we are doing our best and people are trying to keep everyone calm. >> the officials say the district rules require them to check the i.d. of people picking up students. no bomb was found at the school. >> if you are going to the giants game you can pick up a part of baseball history and help good causes at the same time. the giants will sell mystery autograph baseballs against the braves at at&t park and the money raised will benefit victims of the boston bombings and texas fertilizer plant explosion. there will be approximately 300 balls signed by all current players, coaches and assume my and sell for $80 each. the community community club and giants wives teamed up. >> cyber criminals have been charged in the largest bank heist in history without stepping foot inside a bank. federal prosecutors say the team told $45 million in two separate attacks in december and february after hacking into a database of pin numbers from prepaid debit cars draining money from
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a.t.m.'s in 26 countries each taking just a few hours. seven people have been arrested and another was found murdered in the dominican republic with $100,000 in cash near him. "good morning america" will very much more on the heist described as an oceans 11 type heist at 7:00 a.m. >> police are asking for the help in identifying two fraud suspects who claimed they won the lottery to can a man out of money and jewelry. a man and woman approached the victim last month outside of a chase bank and the male suspect, in spanish, told the victim he won the hot try but had entered the united states illegally and needed help collecting the winnings. the two suspects convinced the victim to give them money and julyry and said they would split it with him and took off in a black ford s.u.v. ought father of a local boy scout who was expelled after
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coming out, will join a rally today at san francisco city hall in support of a city resolution to end the boy scout ban on gay members. the 18-year-old boy was told in the fall he could not get the highest rank of eagle scout because of his sexual orientation. the national organization plans to vote an new nondiscrimination policy in the next few weeks. in march the boy scout council became the first council in that area to end the antigay policy. now a check on the forecast. we are at friday and the weekend is here. >> very warm weekend. we are starting off misty with cool temperatures which will change quickly. here is a look at the radar and satellite and the lack of radar runs but there is cloud cover about everywhere. the golden gate bridge this morning shows how the clouds are kind of clinging lowly with mist
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hanging in the area. we will quickly get sunshine and that will mean more warm weather with the warmest highs tomorrow and mother's day and cool breezes next week. the highs will not be so remain what as last time but we could get near 90 in a few east bay valley neighborhoods. the cloud cover this morning, watch how quickly it erases, by noon it is become to the coast but the one finger fog rolling law the golden gate bridge and reaching over to touch albany and berkeley and oakland. that dissipates around 1:00 o'clock or 2:00. there are clouds breaking across the coast, and more sunshine today, and we will see what it does to the temperatures. well start in the south bay where we hit 75 today and in san jose we go from 72 in milpitas to 79 in gilroy and santa clara valley and mid-to-upper 60's in millbrae and south of that, low-to-mid 70's and mid-to-upper 50's along the coast and a cool day for you and low to hid h mid
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60's in downtown south san francisco and sausalito. but even an 80 in the north bay valley in napa. the bones are mid-to-upper 50's. for the east bay shore we have upper 60's to low 70's and castro valley and hercules is the warm spot and san ramon is not bad and highway 4, pittsburg antioch and brentwood, throw mid-80's. to the game tonight, braves and giants, game two of four games. dress warmly, 7:15 it will be 59 and increasing clouds and down to 356. temperatures tonight are a lot like this morning, upper 40's to low-to-mid 50's from the north bay to the rest of our neighborhoods. here is the accweather seven-day forecast, near 90 inland for the warmest high tomorrow and sunday and near 80 around the bay. temperatures drop five- to ten-degrees when the sea breeze comes back on monday but it will be pleasant tuesday, wednesday, and thursday and dry with
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temperatures above average. have a good day. leyla gulen? >> we have a sig-alert in san francisco but, first, a picture of our bay bridge toll plaza with traffic moving find out here but we do have maintenance work, three tolls are blocked and that is the 16 through 19 tolls on the far right-hand side. right now, it does not look to be hampering traffic but the drive into san francisco is where we have a sig-alert and it is in the opposite direction, and southbound 101, the connection ramp to eastbound 80, we have the entire transition shut down all because of injury accident involving one car, and three people are involved in that. now a look at our mass transit, and bart and muni and caltrain, all running on time. >> in southern california, authorities in rural los angeles county have taken several dogs into today that may include a pit bull that attacked and killed a jogger yesterday morning in the high desert community much little rock. last night authorities served a certificate warrant at a home
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near the site of the attack and took away eight dogs, six pit bulls. >> the dog matches the description and we will find out. reasonable try and get d.n.a. off the dogs to match the victim. >> four people were detained and a 29-year-old man was arrested for marijuana growth inside the home it is possible charges could come later. >> mechanical problem on board the international space station similar to one you may have had in your car. nasa says the station has a leaky radiator and the commander says the situation is serious but not life threatening in part of the system that could be bypassed if need be. nasa expects to know more of the extent of the problem later today. >> happening now, incredibly rescuers may have found a survivor in the rubble 17 days after massive building chance near the capital. this morning, army officials ordered workers to stop clearing the site as they try to free a
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person that might still be alive. a soldier says rescuers found a woman in the debris and she waved herman. -- she waved her hand. the death toll has now risen to more than 1,000. >> the latest bay area community that may be ready to ban plastic bags county-wide in a single move. >> your four legged friend could be more than a trusty companion. the role
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4:53 with traffic in the east bay interstate 680 the tail lights head southbound and traffic is light so far. leyla gulen will have traffic coming up for you. >> prince harry is kicking off day two of the seven day trip to the united states paying respects to fallen service member. the 28-year-old arrived in washington, dc, yesterday, and received a warm welcome from the first lady and senator john
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mccain. in an hour, the young prince who has served two tours in afghanistan as a member of the british army is scheduled to visit arlington national cemetery. he will lay a wreath at tomb of the unknown before visiting wounded troops at walter reed medical center. >> it is a special weekend for moms. we will be nice to them. will the weather cooperate? >> it sounds like, mike has a nice forecast. >> absolutely. you will take mom out, maybe picnic or something she will enjoy the weather. if you want cool weather go to the coast, or remain what weather hang around the bay, hot weather, go inland. downtown this morning, the embarcarderost, still have high tree pollen but ragweed is low and mold is low and grass is moderate, so the same as yesterday. now, around the state, one of the warm spots, palm springs is 97 and fresno is 91. 88 in sacramento, and isolated
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thunderstorms are possible. law the weekend, we will see sunny conditions and mid-70's but only upper 40's during the night. in los angeles it will be in the low 80's. leyla gulen has traffic. >> good morning. if you are headed out of town for the weekend from san jose airport 101 is moving swiftly. 880 is in the background with not too many cars. heading over to the sig-alert, san francisco is blocking the transition road from southbound 101 to eastbound 80 until further notice. only one car is involved with three injuries. inland valleys, eastbound 580 at san ramon we have a stalled big rig and looks like everything is running at top speeds.
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>> a marin civil grand jury want as bag on plastic bags throughout the county. they issued a report after visiting a landfill near novato saying they need to protect the land, the ocean, and wildlife. right now, areas of marin county not part of the city are covered underplastic bag ban passed by supervisors and the city affair faction has its own ban. other cities in the county have no such law but they are working to develop consistent rules. >> rebound will launch a new effort to rally support for the controversial health care law. he will talk about benefits for women at the white house including provisions for free cancer screenings and contraceptives and ask millions to urge their uninsured adult children to sign up for the health insurance exchanges that will open this fall. house republicans are landing another attempt to repeal the health care law. >> we heard a dog is map's best friend and now we hear he could be your heart's best friend. the american heart association
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reviewed data and concluded that owning a dog is probably associated with a lower risk of heart disease. they do not say if it is causal or coincidence but dog owners have more reason to be outside and take walks and the bond define own -- between owner and pet reduces stress. >> american's cup training run ends in a deadly accident. at 5:00 a.m. what we are learning of the accomplished sailor who lost his hive. >> the call for a new rule following a deadly limousine accident on the san mateo bridge and why the state agency that regulates limousines says it is equipped to guarantee your safety.
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>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> at 5:00, the breaking news is happening in san francisco. >> that is where firefighters were on the scene of a restaurant fire on the waterfront. abc7 news reporter is there with the trouble fire crews had fighting the blaze or reaching it from the street side. >> it looks so close, the island restaurant and, yet, it is difficult to get to. it is a floating island. so look over here what they had to pull out, the fire boat, and that cost them some time. they just could not get water on it from here on the piers which was too far out and too difficult to get to. they say it cost them ten minutes using the fire boat. the restaurant is still sanding but the


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