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planned to enter libya through tunisia. >> augustine is from the small town of keys outside of modesto. >> a search of lap tops and cell phones reveal augustine had watched isis propaganda videos and did internet training for the group. >> now he faces 20 years in an american prison for providing material support to isis. >> jonathan bloom went to augustine's hometown to get reaction. >> i'm in shock, just like you guys, i'm in shock. >> reporter: neighbors were surprised to hear that the next man suspected of terrorist activity was living on their street. >> i don't know anything of this family. >> reporter: they tell us bernard augustine attended pittman high school. >> i thought he was going to school because he would always
wear a backpack and come back at the school hour. >> reporter: the blue mustang belongs to one of them. they say other teens sometimes came over. >> he had a girlfriend when he was going to high school. >> reporter: though he doesn't talk much, it doesn't mean that augustine was quiet. according to one neighbor, a penchant for mustangs seems to run in the family. >> i saw him in a mustang, a newer car screeching up and down the street. >> reporter: in addition to satellite dishes, the house has extra parking. >> there were a lot of cars parked in that driveway, they were actually parked up on the lawn. >> and where did they go? >> the police department came and got them all. >> reporter: and then came the movers. >> they were moving in and out and cars over there, big trucks, the weeds were like taller than me. >> reporter: now the house is clean, the lawn is only slightly overgrown and neighbors have questions. >> it's kind of creepy, like i
say, it's scary, that close to home, you expect that in the big cities, not in this little tiny town, well, i didn't expect it. did you? >> no. >> this is the second man from the central valley to face terrorism charges in the last three months. in september, 17-year-old edmond jameson was arrested, jameson planned to attack pier 39 on christmas using home made pipe bombs and an assault rifle. he told fbi agents he wanted to commit the attack as a show of support for isis. in castro valley today, a small group of protesters picketed outside a gun store. they held signs and demanded the country began assault rivals. and in the nation's capital, north bay councilman mike thompson is trying to force a vote on back ground checks for all gun purchases. the measure would expand
background checks for guns that are found online and at gun shows. a new effort to do something about gun violence and mental health. >> reporter: santa clara county leaders think the community working together can begin to address how to curb gun violence, the idea to hold a summit and bring together experts in law enforcement, mental health and education were brought together by dave to have a conversation about gun reform. >> reporter: gun violence is also a fact of life in san jose. nearly three years ago, a san jose police officer michael johnson was shot and killed by a suicidal man with a rifle. a witness at the time said that
he may have had an undiagnosed mental condition. a prospect high school opportunity who's part of the national march for our lives supported the proposal for the summit. >> the proposal is a bold step that our county can make in a timely fashion and manner regarding action for gun reform and school safety. >> reporter: supervise cindy chaves is seeking ideas to make schools safer. >> we have deputies assigned to school campuses, but i'm not sure that's enough. i think there's more we can do, maybe ordinance changes or other things. >> reporter: no one spoke out against the resolution which passed by unanimous vote. in san jose, david louie, abc7 c news. an apology isn't enough for one north bay mother, she wants accountability even charges after a high school teacher is accused of slapping her son.
>> that shouldn't have happened. we bring our kids to school to know they're going to be safe. >> reporter: laniqua hopkins 6-year-old son is a special education at vallejo's special education school. on friday, hopkins received a phone call from the school. >> i was notified that my son may have been slapped by a substitute teacher. >> reporter: hopkins ran to highly land and even took these pictures of his cheek. she told us she wanted to talk directly with that teacher, but that teacher had already left campus. the vallejo city unified school district issued a statement, the teach was immediately pulled from the site. this matter is currently being investigated by the vallejo police department and the district is cooperating in the investigation. hopkins said she filed a police report, but she could not verify
that the school contacted police, even though it's own policy in such instances requires it. abc7 news reached substitute teacher. she claims that the boy had overturned a classroom desk and was throwing chairs just prior to the incident. >> you slapped him because he asked you for some space. i never heard of my son flipping chairs and desks but no. >> reporter: vallejo police have yet to answer our questions about whether with the teacher faces criminal charges. a hayward resident now faces attempted murder charges after detectives say he deliberately rammed into a sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle. detectives captured 30-year-old jack toki last month. a judge ordered toki to remain in jail without bail today. a motorcycle police officer tried to stop toki on february
1. deputies say he ran away after abandoning the stolen suv. an unusual explosion ripped through the air. in freemont, someone walked out of a restaurant, fired off a flare gun and then drove away. this happened outside the pacific commons shopping center off auto mall park way. no reports of injuries or arrests. police have now arrested two young men in connection with saturday night's double fatal shooting outside a market in san mateo county. this happened bro bro bro broadmo broadmoor. >> dorian -- one of two people fatally shot outside hillside market gathered at the street side memorial for the couple. they said offcamera that police
told them there had been arrested but few other details. shaun gillery, brother of the other shooting victim, vanessa, said he was happy and relieved that police arrested two suspects. >> i hope the maximum is put for these people because people like this can't be let out on the street, they can't be around society. >> reporter: shortly after the shooting, police say there was also a female who may have been involved. >> there was an altercation that occurred prior to the shooting that we're aware of and he was with the two males when that occurred. >> reporter: police say they have talked to the female who was in the car with the two suspects, she was not arrested. a verbal altercation occurred outside the market between the victims and the suspects, an altercation that led to the shootings, a third victim is being treated for his injuries at san francisco general hospital.
meantim meantime, gillery says he can't believe what happened that night. >> you can't solve anything with a gun or bullets. i just want justice for my sister. >> the path to justice may start tomorrow with the arraignment of the two suspects. a chemical leak prompted a shelter in place order for some pittsburgh residents this afternoon. you can now see on a map where people were urged to stay idoors while crews contained the leak. officials told us the hazard was likely caused by a small amount of sodium sulfide. no injuries were reported. you would never guess it by looking outside, but this morning parts of the bay area were dusted in snow. a light dusting in snow left several bay area hill tops dusted in white.
and just south of mt. diablo, snow also covered the foothills above livermore. a national weather service says freezing levels overnight were low enough to bring some snow to the area. sandy patel says a stronger winter storm is headed our way. >> that's right and that's why those scenes may repeat. i'll let you know when you can expect the worst part of the storm coming up. another day in a san francisco neighborhood, we see this everywhere. but this car break in was a little different. how it quickly got the attention of the mayor. >> and we all know the drought killed a lot of trees in the state, but now we know what made them the key to survival for others. if you want a
car break ins in san francisco have reached epidemic proportions. the latest caught our attention because of who was involved and where it occurred, the head of the firefighters association and right outside city hall. >> later this week the san francisco police department is expected to release an updated tally on car break ins this year. as you noted one of the latest high profile casualties the head of the firefighters union says it is the third time his car has been targeted and this time he decided to speak out. tom o'connor knows no one is immune, still it's pretty galling that his car window was smashed right outside city hall in broad daylight as he was inside working on contract negotiations for san francisco's firefighters. >> it's amazing. and i was thinking too my alarm must have been going off when they were crawling through the car and no one said anything or
did anything. >> reporter: o'connor went to vent, using city hash tacks, everything's okay here, not as a dig, but as a call to action. mayor mark ferrell says his upcoming budget should reflect resources to help fix the crisis. there were an astounding 30,000 car break ins in san francisco last year, many in tourist areas like long lombard street. and the neighborhoods are suffering. residents in the inner sunset have made their own warning signs. the auto glass company on bryann street where o'connor brought his car for repairs has seen a tremendous uptick in business. >> every four or five cars brought into my shop, at least two have been broken into.
>> what i will do my first week in office will be to have a big discussion within the police department, what do we do going forward so we don't have this crisis anymore. we cannot have this going on on our streets. a top aviation official revealed that planes getting too close to each other on run ways is the top hazard the flying public faces right now. that's the topic on capitol hill when a congressman demanded answers during a high profile incident at sfo, you remember an air canada jet accidentally almost landed on two cars on a taxi way waiting to take off. near miss collisions have gone way up. if you're thinking of buying a new car or a used car, here's some things you need to think
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it did well consistently in consumer reports tests and it can be bought for less than $20,000. uc berkeley researchers say they figured out why a dense track of evergreen forest in me -- it's something the researchers call rock moisture. they say this reserve of underground water is so vast, it's not only providing a twist on how trees are nourished, but it could also change the narrative of how water flows how it evaporates into the atmosphere. >> let's check out live doppler 7, it's quiet, but this will be changing tomorrow afternoon evening. temperatures right now in the 50s and 60s, a live look from
our emeryville camera. it was a little milder this afternoon, rain arrives tomorrow afternoon and evening, the wind intensifies tomorrow afternoon and a wintry mix follows friday and saturday. it will be down near freezing in our inland valleys, 30s, 40s, and for the afternoon, hang on for that extra layer, temperatures in the 50s to lower 50s. so on our storm impact scale, tomorrow afternoon evening, we have a light system, level 1, with the scattered showers, isolated downpours by nighttime and increasing wind as we head through the nighttime hours. 11:00 p.m. wednesday, you'll notice that the winds are near 30-mile-per-hour along the coast, as we head to thursday morning's commute, the winds really ramp up and the gusty winds will be with us gusting close to 40 miles an hour, in the higher terrain, it will be over 40 miles an hour.
that's why our storm impact scale becomes a 2 on thursday, moderate to heavy rain are possible on thursday and wind gusts will be in excess of 40 miles an hour. 3:00 p.m. wednesday, you will see some scattered showers, mainly focused in the north bay. by 5:00 p.m., the showers begin to spread, and as we head into 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night, there will be some areas of showers by 11:00 p.m. becoming widespread, the yellows indicating some brief downpours, 5:00 a.m. thursday, it's going to be a nasty commute. if this computer model continues to hold, you'll see that the rainfall intensifies here, it's coming down hard, so watch out, it will also be very windy as we head into thursday morning, at 10:00 a.m. the focus shifts from the south bay to the east bay. in the afternoon and evening hours thursday into friday, we will be seeing some snow showers at the higher elevations, that trend carries over into saturday as well.
rainfall totals from tomorrow afternoon through friday night, for most areas will be in the 1 to 2-inch cat girls, some areas will be upwards of 3 inches of rain. it's turning to snow in lake county, wednesday through saturday night we do have a winter storm warning for lake county, where snow is expected above 2,000 feet, the highest peaks could be seeing more than that. you will see that snow accumulating by friday afternoon, we'll be seeing a repeat performance of that this time in lake county and can't rule it out over mt. diablo and mt. hamilton again. from thursday morning to 10:00 p.m. saturday, they're going to be counting snow in feet, up to 7 feet of snow. look at these snow totals, 40 inches in kirk w50d.
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we have breaking news just in to our newsroom. i.c.e. has just confirmed to abc7 news that they have made 150 arrests in northern california since sunday as part of a targeted immigration cooperation. officials say all of those arrested were in violation of immigration laws and half had criminal convictions. this comes just days after the mayor of oakland warned that i.c.e. raids across the bay area, now we have confirmation. we have posted the full statement from i.c.e. on our website, abc7news.com.
most of the mormon temple is closed until 2019. the historic bay area landmark is more than 50 years old and the visitor center and grounds will still be open during that update. ceremonies to mark the reopening will offer a rare opportunity to the public which is an open house, good opportunity indeed. apple is launching it's own medical clinics for its employees in santa clara county. the company just opened it's own subsidiary called ac wellness. amazon, jpmorgan chase and berkshire are also teaming up to form their own health care company. the moon could have the start of its own mobile network by next year. the goal is to allow lunar rovers to communicate with each other, the project would also allow high speed streaming back to worth. spacex will act as launch
provider. even though 5g is getting under way, the project would use 4g because it's considered more reliable and easier to engineer in space. a former favorite of giants will return to the mound but with a different team. tim lincecum has agreed to a deal with the texas rangers. he hasn't pitched since 2016 when he struggled with the angels. lincecum is a three-time world series champion, he last pitched for the giants in the 2015 seasoni season. from basically to tennis, four billboards. but first, we want to thank nate, for this picture of the cypress tree tum nnel in inverness. >> stay with us.
a sonoma county supervise is almost brought to tears reading the county's response on the wildfires. find out if they're any better prepared now than they were in october to handle a massive start. and how one community badly hit by the wildfires is getting ready for the rain set to arrive tomorrow. it's all coming up in just about 30 minutes on abc7 "news at 6:00". >> a sports performance coach for the stanford football team is in really high demand.
>> that's a after his appearance on the bachelor last night. he flew to peru to try do win his ex-girlfriend back. >> she was one of the final two contestants on the show, he said he wanted to mary becca, but she turned him down. >> he says he wants to be the next bachelor. he's gained a large following so we'll see. this is how her husband reddit co-founder is welcoming her back, he put up four billboards leading into san jose where the competition will be held. >> the billboards feature images of their daughter alexis. >> for all of us here, we appreciate your time, hope to see you again in half an hour.
tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. a hazmat situation unfolding at joint base myer-henderson hall, close to the pentagon. several being treated. president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner stripped of his temporary top secret security clearance at the white house. kushner's response just in. also tonight, the president's close aide, hope hicks, on capitol hill, and questioned behind closed doors. what we've learned from inside the room. we're tracking a possible nor'easter tonight, set to hit the east coast. and the desperate scene, the flooding across several states. new information tonight, the cdc scientist missing without a trace. what authorities have just revealed. the horror in syria continues. hundreds killed, families and children in government and russian air strikes. tonight, that five-hour cease-fire did not hold.