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now from abc 7, live breaking news. new york city time square, swarming the aftermath of a horrifying crash this morning. the car that you see there plowed into crowds of people about two hours ago. >> all right. now earlier video. here you see smoke coming from the car after the accident. we have information now, one young woman, 18 years old, killed, 22 others injured including her sister. witnesses say the driver drove the wrong way for three blocks hitting people along the way until finally crashing into the pole there at west 45th street. police arrested the driver, 26-year-old richard rojas from
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the bronx saying arrests and ted now for alcohol and drugs. the mayor and police commissioner wrapped up a news conference. >> based on the information we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism. >> the city is still stepping up its key locations. >> thank you for joining us. turning to the top local news. huge flames in a major fire fight in san jose this morning. an auto parts store damaged by flames for the second time in less than a year. matt keller is now live from the scene on south white road, >> there's a fence around the building, concerned about the roof, not wanting anyone to get close in case it comes down. this is another fire dealing a blow to the o'reilly auto parts store. the smoke from the two-alarm fire could be seen for miles in san jose.
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when my photographer, ian, and drove off story road, a part of the building collapsed. >> did you see that? >> what was that? >> it was the building. just, like, exploded. just went down. >> collapsed. >> collapsed. >> reporter: firefighters got the all at 3:02 a.m. when they arrived, the flames were huge. firefighters made sure no one was inside, and backed off, and started spraying water from high atop three ladder trucks. going inside, too dangerous. that overhang always collapses when exposed to fire. see behind you? collapsed on the charlie's side here, the backside of the structure. >> reporter: this is an o'reilly's store, sitting empty since a four-alarm fire last june. no word on what started that fire. this morning, homeless were recorded sleeping near the building, but they are still looking for the cause. >> glad to see there was nothing inside. if it were a functional
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business, that's high hazardous risk, chemicals, fire load, would have been much more concerning. >> reporter: i spoke with an o'reilly auto parts representative who told me they were still planning on opening up this store, but with this latest fire, that's now up in the air. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. new developments in the likely nuero virus in san jose schools, 368 cases of stomach viruses reported at 14 schools since may 4th, up from the 240 cases we knew about yesterday, but the school district says since it's a 24-48 hour bug, many of the kids who have been sick are now healthy and back in school. crews are still sanitizing the affected campus. no teachers or staff reported coming down with the virus. new details in the murder trial of a morgan hill teenager. sierra lamar's parents testify
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in the penalty phase of the fan convicted of murdering their daughter. we are live inside the courtroom tweeting. sierra's mom, marlene, is sobbing telling the jury, she misses her daughter's dancing, passion, and love for others. this comes as a new revelation surfaces impacting the fate of torres. the mercury news learned the lead detective in the lamar case gave false testimony in another murder trial. defense attorneys for garcia hope to use this to dpis credit the testimony and prompt the jury to spare their client from the death penalty. developing news where amtrack is investigating how a person was hit and killed by a train. the collision at 6:00 a.m. along the tracks on railroad avenue. the train is an eastbound capital corridor train running from oakland jack london square to sacramento.
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investigators have not released the victim's name. 57 people on board the train at the time were not hurt. new this morning in the east bay, a swat standoff in a home has come to a peaceful end, and abc 7 news was there when deputies took the suspect into custody. you'll see in a moment, there's a message for the camera there. this is on noddingham near robin hood drive. investigators have been to the home several times before for disturbances and drug-related issues. this time, an argument between two neighbors saying the suspect pulled out a gun and started shooting. no one got hit. the next door neighbor heard it happen around midnight. >> came out, fired his gun, broke a window of the house, and that was it. sheriffs came, and pretty much they took over from there. >> luis and small children were evacuated. we met with them as they were allowed back into the home. they say it was a very long night. zblmplgtsz new details where the
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coroner identified the victims of a suspected murder-suicide. 84-year-old michael deval and 79-year-old discovered by family members inside a home yesterday morning. investigators say the married couple sustained gunshot wounds, and there's no evidence suggesting anyone else was involved in the shooting. new developments, parents are rallying this morning to save their elementary school. the school district says lum elementary has to close because it's not safe in an earthquake, but as abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield tell us, parents have their own solution. >> reporter: they've got passion. pint-sized protesters and posters. kindergartner treasurer thompson was proud of hers. >> i love lum. i --
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[ inaudible ] >> we can rush into the building the way to make as structurally sound, and matter of the compaction. >> reporter: they ran the idea by hired experts and got a different opinion. >> we can ask architects working in the skill for decades and asked structural engineers if it's possible. they said it might be possible, but it would be very, very expensive and would be a two-three year project, and not necessarily an eight-month project. >> reporter: the district says the school needs to be shut down, based on several opinions, including three soil engineers who agree there is is high risk here of liquidfaction. there's another opinion from a structural engineer today.
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all of these reports and opinions will be presented to the board tuesday, taking a voes on whether to shut down the school. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. if you have a fan of warm weather, you're going to love what's in store for the afternoon. it is shaping up to be a picture-perfect day in san francisco as we look live over the city from the camera tower, mike nicco is tracking the warmup, and, mike, looks like it's going to continue for the biggest event the city has of the year. >> definitely much warmer than it's been in the last couple days and builds on warmth through the weekend. hi, everybody. opening up the weather window from the east bay hills, and, yeah, murky, but no spare the air expected in this heat wave. talk about a big jump today. yesterday, we got temperatures back to average. today we jump to five to eight degrees warmer from yesterday from 69 in san francisco, san jose near 80 at app 9, redwood city at 77.
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what's going on to bay to breaker, sunday, bright beginning on the bay side at 55. by the time you get to the breaker side, it's going to be 66. look at all the sun. make sure you protect your eyes from just the sunshine, right? >> all right, thanks, mike. now to the latest developments in washington, d.c. just about thirtd minutes, the attorney general is going to brief the senate about president trump's firing of former fbi director james comey. >> as president trump lashes out at the announcement a special counsel is taking over the investigation into his campaign's collusion with russia. abc has more from washington. >> reporter: three days, three breaking heads in washington. at the center of each controversy, president trump. >> no politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly. you can't let them get you down. >> reporter: deputy attorney general rose rosenstein
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apointing a special counsel to investigation possible collusion with the trump campaign,ying in part, a special counsel is necessary in order for the american people to have full confidence in the outcome. rosenstein emphasized no determination any crime was committed or prosecution was warranted, but trump lashed out over the decision tweeting the investigation is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in american history. the move already garnering support across the aisle. >> i now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts, wherever they lead. >> this takes the politics out of it, hopefully. this has gotten too political. >> reporter: the man leading this new investigation, boll mueller, former fbi director, a unique figure in washington. last confirmed by the senate, 100-0, prestigious ten year appointment extended for another two years. >> he has the expertise and experience and the guts and
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backbone to uncover the truth and hold accountable anybody who's broken the law. >> reporter: mueller has all the authorities of a u.s. attorney including ain't to take the matter before grand jury and issue subpeonas. michael flynn will not honor a subpoena. the panel that issued this said that this morning. they said the move is not a surprise given that if flynn handed over personal documents it waives his constitutional protection against termination. following every development in the story, of course, on the abc 7 news app. download it for free and enable push alerts for updates sent to the phone. u-2 rocked levi stadium, but now they may pay up after violating the city's noise order yans.
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>> what a medical examiner just revealed for chris. roger dead this morning, what we just learned about a health issue days before he
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new details in the sudden death of roger ales, the 77-year-old took a serious fall last week at his ocean front florida home. a a police report shows he hit his head on the bathroom floor and had serious bleeding. a source says he slipped into a
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coma in the hospital and died. the palm beach county coroner's office conducts an autopsy this afternoon. the man behind the rise of fox news found himself in the news the last year of his life. he resigned his post over the summer amid sexual harassment allegations. >> roger invented fox news and for 20 years has been fox news. >> he is credited with growing the network into a ratings power house and a key player in the careers of many of the top tv journalists in the country. now an update on the death of legendary rocker, cornell. the medical office reveals he died of suicide. he was found in his detroit hotel room after performing last night. he was the lead singer of sound garden then audio slave, he was 52. the city of santa clara could violate a fine against u-2 after violating the noise order
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yans. ♪ they played at levi stadium until almost a 11:00 p.m. exceeding the noise ordnance by an hour. if they file a citation, it's not exceeding $1,000, so they could afford it. >> yeah. >> they boosted service to help accommodate big influx of fans. >> no plan on ending before 11:00. >> no. nfl star and bay area native, but could brady's days as a star be numbered. how nfl star reveals his wife's take on his health. a powerful message after jumping off the gadden gate bridge. >> i thought, kevin, you can't die here, if you do, no one knows you didn't want to. no one will ever know that you knew now made a mistake.
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>> fewer than 2% of people survive that jump. tonight at 11:00 on abc 7 news, a story of mistakes, regrets, and second chances.
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hey, good morning. beautiful picture from santa cruz by the boardwalk, grooming the sand a bit. hope the people get out of the way, but they are wearing some cooler clothes there than what the rest of us will be wearing. check out a beautiful picture from sky7 this morning. it was a gorgeous thursday morning. sky 7 captured the hot looking
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sun. we were in the 40s this morning. some of us will rebound into the 80s this afternoon. let's look at my accuweather highlights to see that warming from the sunshine. our nights, though, good news, clear and comfortable to open the windows, and the weekend is hot. not even the hottest yet. some people asked when it breaks, and it's wednesday. 60s and 70s other than the coast, 57 there at half moon bay. look at this, light, variable winds everywhere. the wind fastest in fairfield is a land breeze. it's not from the cold ocean. it's over the warmer land, and that's why we're going to warm up significantly today. in fact, feels good downtown san francisco, 69, same thing in the mission, and also in south san francisco, sunset a little bit cooler at 64. still comfortable over on the east bay, 7 had 4 in oakland, and hayward at 75. down to the south bay where it's just the beginning. today, 79 in san jose. get to 80 in los gatos.
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80s tomorrow. let's go inland where the pool looks a lot more pal letble and delicious and invigorating the next couple days in the low to mid-80s now and 90s as quick as tomorrow. a summer spread here from 64 in half moon bay to 74 to palo alto at 77, and north bay soaks in sunshine with temperatures around 82 degrees in santa rosa. this is the way the rest of the daybreaks down from emeriville. 50s and 60s and 70s at 8:00, delightful evening in the 50s and 60s for most. a's back in town with the red sox, big series, 66 at 7:05 at first pitch. 58 degrees by 10:00. a look at the accuweather forecast, 70 at the coast, but never warmer than that, and local sea breeze keeps you from warming like the rest of us. 90s inland through monday, and the cooling takes over tuesday and wednesday is the coolest,
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but it's going to be hot this weekend. >> yeah, but at least in the heat wave there's the coast to escape to. >> absolutely. free air conditioner there. >> i have to get my romper ready. >> you what? >> or three. >> thanks, mike. >> the nfl is working on gathering more information about tom brady after his wife revealeded he suffered a concussion last season. the nfl said there's no records showing the quarterback had a head injury or concussion, but the league says it's working with the players union to gather more information. if it's discovered the patriots hid his concussion, the team could face a big fine. the 39-year-old native said he plans to play into his 40s. new details this morning from san jose based cisco. the company is laying off 1100 more workers as it faces declining revenue on top of the 5500 jobs cut last august. the hardware maker reporting 11.9 billion dollars in revenue in its quarterly report yesterday. that's down from 12 billion a
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year earlier, we're talking about revenues. cisco expects revenue to decline 4%-6% in the next quarter. let's talk puppy love. is your dog a deal breaker? >> think about this, can the relationship with your pet interfe
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coming up at 4:00, billionaire richard branson is bringing what he calls the coachella of fitness festivals to san francisco. his secret twist on the big event today at 4:00. then love and money, making that conversation a little less uncomfortable. tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00. all right, i'm obsessed with my dog, but i don't know about this. how far would you go to make your furry friend happy in. >> a survey reveals the truth about dog people finding 54% of dog owners consider breaking up with someone if their pup didn't like their partner. imagine that. would you? >> i don't know if i'd go that far. in fact, nearly all dog owners love their friends so much they are a part of the family. i get that. pet services company,, dug into this surveying 1500 adults and most dog people say hello to the pups first when they come home, and then greet their husband or wife or kids or
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whoever happens to be in there. >> but maybe the pet also comes running up first too. >> that's just it. that's what happens usually. >> even cats do that at times. >> really? >> my parents would disown me if i crossed their dogs. i'm not kidding. >> glad you never did. >> thanks. thank you for joining us, everyone, bye.
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