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deliberations are underway at the santa clara county courthouse. >> that's where abc7 news reporter david louie joins us live. david? >> reporter: kristen and dan, the jury has been deliberating here at the hall of justice all afternoon and they just decided they're going to reconvene tomorrow morning for more deliberations. now, antolin garcia torres has been accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar and then disposing of her body in such a way that it has never been found. with their work done, the deputy district attorneys left the courthouse as did the defense team, leaving it up to the jury of six women and six men to decide the fate of 26-year-old antolin garcia torres. the father of sierra lamar, the teenager garcia torres is accused of murdering broke his silence after the 13-week trial. >> it's been a long trial, but it's just a blink of an eye compared to how much time we haven't had sierra with us. >> reporter: the dna evidence could be at the center of the jury's deliberations.
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the prosecutor claims sierra's jeans had traces of his dna and her dna was found in garcia torres's car. the defense says the evidence was flawed. >> there were a lot of questions that arose how was the dna gathered, how was it stored. there was the victim's dna one place and the defendant's dna someplace else, was that accurate. >> reporter: the jury must decide if he was guilty of first degree murder. >> the deliberation process will take a long time. it can be very air dwus because there are differing views on each piece of this evidence and what the defense tried to stress is that we feel sorry for sierra lamar as well, but justice isn't convicting an innocent man. >> reporter: regardless of the verdict, sierra lamar has never been found dead or alive. for a dedicated group of volunteers, the search never ends. >> we're just working very hard
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to return sierra to her family. >> reporter: in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >> and when the jury's verdict is announced, we will send out the decision immediately with our abc7 news app. just remember to enable push alerts so the alerts will go straight to your phone or tablet. new at 5:00, a carry situation in san francisco's financial district. this is new video of several police officers with guns drawn, subduing a man threatening to harm himself. this happened about 40 minutes ago near the intersection ofesc. the suspect who has not been identified by the police also held the victim's 13-year-old son hostage a short period before letting him go. not too long after the suspect was then shot to death after he refused to surrender and pointed a gun at police. >> he didn't give the family choices. he didn't give my officer a choice and it's just a tragic, tragic incident perpetrated by evil. >> reporter: police say the suspect had a prior dui record as well as a history of domestic
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violence and mental illness. he had an active restraining order against him brought by the ex-girlfriend who was not at her parents a.m. home at the time of the shooting. residents say their hearts ache for the family. >> tight knit community, people know each other. you walk downtown, you see your neighbors. >> reporter: the officer who shot the suspect is now on paid administrative leave. in san jose, chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> this is the second deadly police shooting in san jose this week: on tuesday night an officer shot and killed a man at a home on mount frazier drive. that man's father actually called police to the home after the father and son had an argument. investigators say the son charged at the officer holding two knives. two san jose police officers will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old gang member in 2015. the santa clara county district attorney's office has determined that officers timothy fay and adam dorn were justified in using deadly force to shoot
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adrian rivera. the officers say rivera charged at them with a meat cleaver an hour after he allegedly stabbed another man. >> we have new information tonight about the man shot by police inside a subway restaurant in san francisco. his name is nick fushi. police shot him while he was stabbing a subway employee. abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez is live on market street with what family and friends are saying. lyanne? >> reporter: this is what i know. the man stabbed yesterday has been released from san francisco general hospital. now, i spoke briefly to the father of the man who was shot and killed yesterday by police. he was too distraught to talk about his son, but the family has set up a go fund me page to try to help pay for funeral expenses. the subway restaurant on the 900 block of market street remains closed today. yesterday police correspod onne the entire block after they shot nicolas flusche.
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he didn't want to pay for a sandwich inside the subway restaurant and armageddon utd wi -- argued with one of the employees. >> they started fighting. the lady came out and tried to get the police, telling the police there is a fight going on. the police rushed in there and as soon as he got inside i hear like pop, shooting. >> reporter: police say this man identified as the employee had been stabbed several times by flusche. according to his linked in page, he had worked for a home security company in texas. the company told us today he had moved to san francisco several years ago to meet up with a friend. another friend who shared this picture of him said, i can't believe what happened. we're all scratching our heads. that friend told us he had lost contact with flusche. when the medical examiner released his name, there was no address available. it's unknown if he had been living in the tenderloin. yesterday's incident has many on edge here. connor irvin is in charge of security at sefrm caves and
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restaurants on market street. a homeless woman was yelling at him after she was escorted out. >> you know, after yesterday, yeah, it's a little more of an issue. i'd prefer this not occurring, but, you know, the tenderloin. >> reporter: merchants hearsay the revitalization of the area continues, but at a very slow pace. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. >> and we now know the tragic accident in san anselmo was the result of a suicide. police believe the man deliberately jumped in front of a golden gate transit bus on sir francis drake boulevard and ash avenue last night. the cause of the crash was not given until this afternoon. >> police have arrested a man they believe was involved in two separate car crashes over the past few days in santa rosa. police say jeffrey pearson slammed into several parked cars late yesterday afternoon on montecito boulevard. he suffered only minor injuries. drugs were not a factor in that
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accident, but police believe pearson was high monday when he lost control of his car and crashed into a pet supply store. nobody, no pets were hurt. happening now, valley transportation authority is voting on major service changes and fare hikes that could affect you. the changes apply to both vta buses and light rail trains. the agency is seeing a huge drop in the number of riders and a $21 billion operating shortfall. fares are expected to go up by 50 cents over the next two years. 9 agency is also set to reduce service to outlying areas such as gilroy and west valley. >> state farm insurance announced tonight that it will be shutting down its regional office in petaluma. the facility will close next year. it is one of 11 offices the insurance giant plans to close. the company says more than 4200 workers nationwide will be displaced, but will be offered jobs in other locations. the closures come after state farm reported a $7 billion annual underwriting loss last year on auto policies.
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petaluma based brewing company is about to go global, meantime. heineken international announced it is buying out the remaining stake to help propel the craft beer sector globally. heineken had already acquired an initial 50% in september of 2015. now they are buying the whole thing lock stock and barrel. terms of the deal were not disclosed. >> the fight over health care is far from over. >> this is deadly. this is deadly. >> new protests after house republicans repeal obamacare. a look at what this means for the rest of us. >> plus taxes in california, the state may now literally be reaching for the starz. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. temperatures drop cooler today. i'll tell you how much cooler over the weekend. >> what you pay for car insurance, a new report reveals it is not about your age or your on september 9, 2010, pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget.
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this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough, actions can make pg&e safer. and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline, adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno. that's why we're working every day to make pg&e the safest energy company in the nation.
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house republicans today passed their plan to repeal and replace obamacare. it now goes to the senate. not a single democrat voted for the bill. 20 republicans also rejected it, but all california's 14 republicans voted yes. governor brown says millions of californians will lose coverage. those with preexisting conditions will be abandoned and costs will skyrocket. let's go to abc7 news reporter kate larson live in san francisco. kate, people are rallying outside senator diane feinstein's office. >> reporter: that's right. senator feinstein says she is 100% opposed to the bill and it is outrageous that house republicans passed it given the fact nobody fully understands how the bill will affect americans or how much it costs. people came from all over the bay area to rally outside
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senator diane feinstein's san francisco office. after the house narrowly passed the gop's health care bill, president trump saying this about obama's affordable care act after today's vote. >> it's dead. it's essentially dead. >> reporter: kendrick is one of many americans concerned the new american health care act will strip protections from millions of people like he and his mother who have preexisting conditions. and until the aca was passed could not get health insurance. >> i lost my health care because of my preexisting condition. and i'm very emotional about this. my mother almost died from cancer, and it wasn't for obamacare, she wouldn't be here today. >> there is no standard definition to what a preexisting could not digs is. >> reporter: executive director of health access california a patient advocacy coalition anthony wright says the gop's bill would leave 4 to 5 million californians without coverage. >> it would raise premiums and deductibles for millions of californians. >> i think it is a tremendous
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opportunity. >> reporter: jason clark chairman of the san francisco republican party believes the new bill will pass when it goes to the senate. >> many people have seen their premiums skyrocket under the current bill and i think this is a tremendous opportunity to sort of reverse that. >> reporter: clark says president trump's health care bill failed in march because -- >> the first attempt was a little too rushed. >> reporter: but democrats say this latest bill is even worse with no opportunity for nonpartisan analysis by the congressional budget office. in san francisco, kate larson, abc7 news. >> now this new health care legislation could have a drastic impact on many of the 5 million californians who receive coverage through the affordable care act. according to analysts, the money provided in the new bill to help people with preexisting conditions pay for medicare is woefully short. the money will cover just more than 100,000 people, but keep in mind california has over 300,000 with preexisting conditions. the bill will cut federal funding to med-i cal by
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$24 billion. >> a new report on car insurance is raising eyebrows. >> yes, 7 on your side michael finney partnered with consumer reports. this is about the good drivers possibly paying more money? >> absolutely. we've been talking about this for years and years and years. car insurance premiums should be color blind of course, but a new investigation by consumer reports and pro publica reveals some drivers in minority areas are paying significantly more than can be explained by the riff. what is troubletion, the exclusive analysis finds the practice could be happening across the country. otis nashe has lived in the mostly minority chicago neighborhood of east gar field park for his entire life. >> i feel like it's pretty much anywhere else. you get traffic in the morning but that's because you have people going to school and going to work. >> he is rated a good driver and pays almost $200 a month for his geico auto insurance policy. christopher day who is also
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rated a good driver and lives 14 miles away in the mostly white chicago neighborhood of andersonville pays around $115 a month for a geico policy with more coverage for liability but less for comprehensive and collision. it's a disparity consumer reports and pro public a solve time and again. >> we looked at 34 different insurers in illinois and 33 of them had on average a difference between minority and nonminute orlt neighborhoods of 10%. >> price disparity based on zip codes is not just happening in illinois. three other states, missouri, texas and california also provided data used in the investigation. >> i think we could say based on the four states that it certainly raises questions about what is going on nationally. >> take california. he live in the affluent predominantly african-american neighborhood in los angeles. the investigation found that a
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safe driver in view park pays 13% more on average than one who lives in a white neighborhood of comparable risk. >> learning that our community might be targeted for higher insurance rates than the risk is a reason for people to be angry. >> the california department of insurance criticized consumer reports and pro publica's approach. liberty mutual parent company of safeco said it is committed to competitively priced car insurance oms options. they called the methodology incomplete and says it does not tolerate discrimination. geico did not comment. meanwhile, otis nashe says he hopes rates become fair, but for now geico is among the cheaper insurance companies he could find in chicago. the purnell cox shopped around and found a $400 savings with a different insurer. car insurance rates can vary
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widely state by state, company by company, even neighborhood by neighborhood. let me tell you what you need to do. you need to shop around. whenever i give speeches about half the time i ask people, who do you use as your insurance company? is it your parents' insurance company? and usually people say, yes. that means they've never shopped around. so, get on it. okay. could cyber attacks turn your tv or home security system into a weapon? one recent attack took down a huge part of the internet. the bay area experts are fighting back. tonight on abc7 news at 11:00, i'll show you what is an being done to secure the internet of things and keep your home network safe. tomorrow i'll be at south shore center in alameda. i'll be near panera from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to meet you. bring your questions and any accompanying paperwork. you may be able to ask your question live on abc7. you can also ask those same questions if you can't make it there on social media. just post it with a ##askfinney. >> great resource and
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strategically located. >> yes. >> cookies and sandwiches at the same time. >> thanks, mike many. >> a day of celebration in san jose. the grand opening of the roots community health center south bay, santa clara county's first african-american centered community health clinic. >> so, we have navigators and outreach teams that will go through the encampments. we'll go through the streets. i think it will be a total of 11 navigators in the streets addressing those who are homeless, who are marginalized, who have high instances of medical problems. >> treatment provided by the center helps lower the cost among medical systems throughout the county. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with sandhya patel. >> noticeably cooler today thanks to the marine influence. and i do want to show you what's ahead. winds will be picking up. yes, it's breezy outside, but as we head into tomorrow afternoon and evening, look at the winds gusting over 30 miles an hour in some locations. as we check out what's ahead,
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live doppler 7 showing you the low clouds and the fog and 24-hour temperature change. we'll show you -- there is live doppler 7. sorry about that. we are seeing low clouds and high clouds as well. the 24-hour temperature change, it is down quite a bit. 22 degrees cooler in santa rosa. 14 degree drop in san francisco, and you can pretty much blame the marine layer for helping bring those temperatures down which i think many of you have been saying on social media you've been waiting for this dool down from our east bay hills camera you can see the view there. 56 in san francisco, 62 oakland, certainly not feeling the heat today. san jose 75 degrees. a live look from our kgo roof camera and the clouds are stacked up from this vantage point. 64 in santa rosa currently in the 70s concord livermore, highs so far mid 50s to the mid-'80s. tomorrow morning you'll be seeing more of this from our sfo camera and that is widespread fog along with some patchy drizzle in the morning. windier and cooler, cooling down
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the second half of the week, sunday through tuesday. hour by hour 7:00 tonight there will below clouds, widespread across the entire bay area. tomorrow morning's commute will include slippery roadways. that green indicating some drizzle. this pattern will continue until 11:00 a.m. until the coastal spots. in the afternoon higher clouds will be coming through the bay area. tomorrow morning when you get going, you will want to put an extra layer on because it is not going to start out quite as warm as it has been. a cooler start, upper 40s to mid 50s clouds and drizzle around. temperatures coming down even more than today. we're out of the 80s. we're going with 70s inland. still nice, 50s, 60s coast side. just not as warm like i said. from our emeryville camera, we are looking at a nice view of the marine layer deepening here. a look at your cinco de mayo forecast. hour by hour forecast, cool and breezy, temperatures 50s, 60s. sun goes down and wind will be
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on the increase. we will see cool weather so good idea to grab that jacket if you do step out. here is a look at the winds. breezy in the afternoon. by evening winds will be topping 35 miles an hour, look at this friday night 11:00 p.m. over 40 mile an hour wind gusts. this carries over into saturday afternoon, close to 50 at some point. saturday afternoon going into saturday evening, 43 mile an hour wind gusts. do watch out for the winds. downloading the accuweather forecast app will help you track those winds and the temperature drops that is ahead. accuweather seven-day showing you that temperature drop in the increase in the wind. mid 50s to low 70s tomorrow, cool and gusty for the first half of your weekend. mid 50s to upper 60s and then the second half of your weekend will be milder, a little brighter. we continue that warming trend monday, tuesday, with low to mid 80tion inland, low 60s coast side. going back down again wednesday, thursday, mid 70s inland upper 50s coast. there is a slight chance of a
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♪ if you grow up here, you really can be anything. sutter health. proudly caring for northern california, birthplace of pioneers. a big step forward to move the california presidential primary from june to march, the state senate today voted to approve that move. the state assembly did so in march. right now one of the bills must pass both houses and be signed by the governor for the date to actually change. the goal is to give the state more political influence moving it up earlier in the season. our primary last year happened after donald trump and hillary clinton had already become the presumptive nominee. >> paying taxes may soon extend off of our earth and into space. that's if california regulators have their say. the state's franchise tax board is taking partly cloudy on iubl
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launch rockets in california. no other state taxes rocket launches so industry analysts say if the proposal passes it may encourage companies to go elsewhere. tonight researchers in england are showing off a smart arm that has its own set of eyes. the prosthetic limb designed at the university of newcastle is able to recognize 500 objects. when a word has a picture of a mug, it can move to the suitable grasp type. the hope is the arm will be ten times faster to respond than current prosthetic limbs. >> interesting. if only we could train our pets to bring our favorite beverage while we sit and laze about. >> first, we want to thank viewer mike for this picture of point reyes. i c you can share your pictures on abc7
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i'm alma daetz coming up on abc7 news at 6:00, terror attacks with big riggs overseas prompt a new warning to truckers here in the u.s. local drivers say there is something else that has them more concerned. also, a dream vacation years in the making goes wrong in a hurry for a bay area family. 7 on your side michael finney explains what happened and what you should do before leaving on any trip. and may the fourth be with you. it's a big day for "star wars" fans and one bay area city knows how to celebrate it. that's all coming up on abc7 news at 6:00. kristen, dan? >> all right, thanks, alma. a tiny is being nursed back to health. >> he was found at the bottom of
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a hill very cold and crying loudly. >> there are two unmistakable signs a baby in the wild needs rescue. this one had a piece of the umbilical cord attached. they are helping the wild coyote get back on his feet. >> how sweet that. if you've had one of those days when a cold one would hit the spot but don't want to get up to fetch it? >> well, a man in new zealand has just the answer. look at that, get your horse to do it. >> right, hoeky pokey has been trained with a clicker to open the cooler, get a beer and bring it back to the owner. >> we don't know if she can open the bottle with her teeth, but still all in all, a pretty neat trick. what's the saying, isn't laziness the mother of -- the driver of invention? >> maybe. it worked in that case. >> exactly. "world news tonight with david muir" is tonight, breaking news. president trump declaring victory.
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in the battle to repeal and replace obamacare, his new plan passing the house. tonight, we break it down, what it could mean now for millions of americans, from pre-existing conditions to maternity care. also developing tonight, the statement just in from delta, after a family is kicked off a delta flight with their children, warned they could face jail or lose their children if they don't get off. the new terror warning from the tsa tonight. the alert about stolen trucks that they say could be used for deadly attacks in this country. pictures coming in from the scene of a deadly collision, the car slamming into a packed school bus. and the new headline tonight, involving the american man and his girlfriend discovered dead on vacation.


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