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the school tomorrow. i'm sick of this. better not come. >> 4:29 now. let's get an update on weather and traffic starting with meteorologist mike nicco. hey, mike. >> hey guys. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. let's start with the storm impact scale today and tomorrow. waves of showers and snow possible down to 3500 feet and a chance of lightning and hail. here's a look at what's going on again. you can see right up in mendocino county and parts north, rain to snow already. as far as our accuweather 12-hour planner, our best chance of being wet will be across the north bay. driest. heading towards noon, the showers spread, become widespread from noon to 4:00. by 7:00, you'll need an umbrella. temperatures still below average today after starting in the 30s and 40s. barely low to mid-50s most of the afternoon. temperatures in the 40s by 7:00. let get another update on that commute. here's alexis. >> mike, hoping for a smooth
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morning. later today, it's coming back. for now, dry pavement in walnut creek. cruising along just fine toward highway 24. i don't have major incidents on the major interstates and highways here this morning. drive times are looking good, too. tracy to dublin a p. in the green p no delays northbound 85 between 101 and cupertino. you're coming in at 16 minutes sfliefrnlts. alexis, thank you. an investigation is coming as we're learning of another incident. united accidentally shipping a woman's dog to japan instead of kansas. >> he's probably so scared and freaked out. probably hurting because he doesn't have his medicine either. >> a passenger was given a grate dane instead of her dog at a cargo facility. the mixup came hours after the
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tragic death of a french bulldog. a flight attendant said the bag the dog was in had to be stowed in an overhead bin. >> she took him out and opened the thing and got the dog. he was -- >> animal cruelty task force could file charges based on the investigation. united will issue brightly colored tags for he will people p. passengers flying with animals so they can recognize the pets. a 5-year-old boy is recovering after being bitten by a coyote while walking on the campus of cal state los angeles. let me show you the cell phone video from overnight. you can see here a coyote dangerously close to a family with two young children yesterday. it happened in broad daylight. unclear if this was the same coyote that attacked that young boy. what we do know is the coyote who bit the child followed him
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on to a soccer field. university police then shot the animal who ran away into nearby hills. animal control officers set up traps to capture that coyote, which is now considered a danger to the public and as of this hour, the coyote has still not been found. i'll be tracking the story for us. >> thank you, jessica. r.i.p. jeffrey the giraffe. toys "r" us is closing all 800 stores in the u.s. katie marzullo families in the south bay. >> these shoppers couldn't leave without a photo and can't believe they're going out of business. >> this location at the shopping center in san jose was one of 180 marked for closure in january. but news that all 800 locations are closing was almost too much to bear for parents who wanted their children to grow up as toys "r" us kids like they did.
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>> i wanted to bring my son to the toy store and play with the toys. now we can't do that. >> going there my whole life as a kid. every gift you wanted came from toys "r" us. >> we talked to a retail expert and he said the only thing that surprises him is how surprised everyone else is. >> we probably saw this coming ten years ago. >> the director of retail management institute says toys "r" us was hit by a one-two punch. >> a pretty severe body blow when walmart started selling popular toys. it really didn't help that they don't -- >> he said the toy industry will struggle in the short-term but mom and pop toy shops will ultimately fill the void. no word when the closures will happen. more than 30,000 jobs are at stake. in san jose, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. 4:34 now. happening today, regions
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expected to raise tuitions for thousands out of state students. it would add almost a thousand dollars to tuition they would pay. it would bring it to $41,000 a year. it's expected to raise 35 million. they may raise tuition for california residents if lawmakers don't kbif the university for money. two are dead while a car overturned escaping immigration agents in kern county. they were killed when the suv crashed into a utility pole. this happened in delano tuesday morning. according to i.c.e., the man matched the description of a wanted suspect. it turns out he was not the wanted person. the l.a. times reports the chase started when deportation officers tried to contact the driver and he sped off. officials say the man was convicted in 2014 of driving under the influence. the woman had no prior encounters with i.c.e. they are leaving behind six children. happening today, a san francisco jury expected to begin
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deliberations in the case of a police officer known as the hot cop of the castro. christopher coors is charged in a hit-and-run crash in north beach. two men were seriously hurt in the crash. his lawyer argued that coors ran because he was in danger from a mob that gathered who recognized hip. others say he ran to avoid a blood alcohol test. a vote to ban fur sales in san francisco is set for next week. a board of supervisors committee is moving the legislation forward despite opposition from retaile retailers. it could leave to job and tax revenue loss because shoppers will go outside the city. the city attorney's office suggested the ban would apply to online purchases for delivery to san francisco addresses. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. look at this. some temperatures. 4 to 16 degrees cooler than yesterday. remember, yesterday was like 4 to 16 degrees cooler than the day before.
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we've got mid to upper 40s in the area. mission and castro and excelsior and chris i field, bay view at 45. the warm spot in the ferry building heading to the financial district at 48. this is the look from the exploratorium. clouds cleared out and we've cooled significantly. the rain will return. exercising, you'll be dodging the showers. not an all-day rain but waves of rain off and on all day. same thing at the beaches. here's a look at the afternoon temperatures. mid to upper 50s, yesterday. notice the green becoming more prevalent in the afternoon hours. just about every hour in the planner for the east bay, you have a chance for showers and maybe a little sunshine here and there. could be a day of rainbows. temperatures running from 47 this morning to 51 at noon to, say, mid-50s from 4:00 to 6:00. in the south bay, 46. a little dry at 8:00. by 10:00, your chance of showers
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begins and goes through the evening hours. also, the rain, parts of it will hang around during the overnight hours and won't be as cold as this morning. upper 30s in the north bay valleys. low to mid-40s in the inland east bay neighborhoods and mid to upper 40s in other neighborhoods. a great thing about this morning, no windshield wipers. the morning commute as i bring in alexis -- >> a lot easier. we've had tough ones this week already. we're off to a quiet start. you may have to turn the heater on full blast this morning. but no major delays, at least so far. up to the north bay, we've got the visibility layer on top of our traffic maps. a little bit of fog there into santa rosa. the brighter the white, the denser of fog. that's not very bright. i don't think it will cause major slowdowns or visibility issues today. other than that, a little
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stack-up in the cash lanes for.bay bridge toll plaz a of course, a little ways to go until the metering lights are flipped on. a new twist in the stormy daniels scandal. we're live in washington with a link revealed between the trump organization and a former porn star. a man is caught lurking outside a home. the move by the homeowner that helped police get him off the street. $2 is all that's standing between you and the dream of
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we're going to look at the state today. showers in eureka to monterey, los angeles and san diego. the showers will taper as we head throughout the afternoon hours. they're getting the wettest weather right now. the snow pack is about 38% for the average for yesterday's date. 37% until april 1st. we're going to add to it. 2 to 4 feet before 35 feet. up to five feet of past levels. the winter storm warning begins at 5:00 this evening through saturday, 5:00 in the morning. we'll have snow showers saturday afternoon. mainly dry sunday and monday and tuesday and wednesday. >> thank you, mike. new evidence that a second lawyer with ties to the president is now linked to the
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scandal involving stormy daniels. >> this new evidence stems from a lawsuit meant to keep daniels silent about an alleged affair with the president. abc's tara palmieri joins us live with more. >> good morning, natasha and reggie. they've too tried to distance the president -- there's new connection to a trump organization lawyer. overnight, documents provided to abc news marked highly confidence reveal new connections between the trump organization and legal efforts to silence an adult film star. stormy daniels claims she had an affair with the president more than a decade ago. daniels called the $130,000 she signed hush money. the white house and trump's personal attorney michael cohen have tried to distance the president from the pact signed days before the election. cohen said he used his personal funds to pay daniels. a restraining order for breaking
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her agreement draws another line to the president because it's signed by trump organization lawyer jill martin. earlier this week, daniels said she would wire the $130,000 back to the president to break the nondisclosure agreement. the president had one day she's not trying to sell her story. she wants to set the record straight. this is about the truth. it's about a search for the truth. >> this could be a long battle. stormy daniels has launched an online fundraiser to help recover her legal bills while she fights to tell her story. reporting from washington, tara palmieri, abc 7 news. thank you, tara. berkeley police say home surveillance video helped them arrest a man suspected of being a peeping tom. he was peeping into a window two weeks ago. after the incident, she installed security cameras in the yard.
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he came back a week later and got captured on video. yesterday morning, the victim reported seeing him again. they were able to arrest him near her home. >> passengers may encounter protesters. airline food workers are fed up. this is a live picture from our airport sfo camera. airline catering and terminal food workers are joining a national day of action. they get paid as little as $8.20 an hour. united, american and delta do not pay federal income tax despite -- airlines make enough money to pay them on par with other industry workers. this weekend, many people will be dreaming of riches. >> $800 million in jackpots are up for grabs in the mega millions and powerball games after nobody was able to pick all six numbers to win last night's $420 million powerball draw. here are the winning numbers. 6, 12, 24, 41, 68 and the powerball number, which is 9. saturday night's jackpot
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increases to $455 million. tomorrow night's mega millions jackpot stands at $345 million. >> they make these harder to win. that's why we see these giant jackpots, is that correct? i believe? maybe. >> i'd be fine with one million. >> you could throw 50 bucks my way and i'd be throwing a little party, to be honest. >> best thursday ever. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's mike with the forecast. >> a million ways to try to stay dry if you can think of a couple. you might want to pass them on to your friends. more wet weather coming. thunderstorms around eureka. let's see which way they're moving. they're moving east, northeast. these storms aren't going to be the ones we need to worry about. it's the tail end of it developing for ukiah to santa rosa along another branch of energy that will increase our chances of rain heading throughout the day. let's jump into the future radar. you can see at 7:00 this
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morning, cloverdale, santa rosa. higher elevations in clear lake, heading towards noon, you can see scattered shower developing and roaming across most of our neighborhoods. take a peek at live doppler 7 on our app before you head out for lunch. i'll have the latest then. 4:00, you can see moderate downpours developing across the north bay of the those will slide southward also by 7:00. overnight, unlike last night, it's going to be more active with some scattered light showers around. same thing at noon friday and all the way up until 9:00. you can still see scattered showers out there. friday night into saturday will be quieter. look what happens saturday afternoon. in the higher elevations, there's a chance of showers. can't rule them out saturday. but saturday will not be a wash out. here's a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. a 1 today and tomorrow and for st. patrick's day saturday. another spring storm rolls in
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tuesday and wednesday. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. off to a fairly quiet start on the roads today. we do have a new incident for the tri-valley. it's on the shoulder only. but i do want to take note. it's in a tough spot. westbound 580 before eden canyon road. a semi and smaller sedan are involved in the collision. i will keep an eye on that. no delays at the moment. little bit beyond that if you're coming from the central valley out of tracy. 30 miles an hour. 29 miles an hour westbound 205 to 580. a quick check outside. a pretty empty san mateo bridge. not a lot of folks on the road. we'll check out drive times before 5:00. it's a stunning fall from grace. a woman who founded a silicon valley startup is charged with massive fraud. >> critics are slamming the youtube fighting conspiracy theories. >> the woman once called the next steve jobs is paying up after being charged in a massive fraud.
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>> elizabeth holmes is accused of -- by lying about the technology. she's agreed to settle with regulators for half a million dollars. lyft is teaming up with canadian auto parts supplier magna to develop self-driving vehicles. >> they will share expenses and as part of the deal, magna will invest money in the. coming under fire. critics say wikipedia's entries can be twisted. >> wikipedia said it had no idea youtube was going to announce the plan. just a minor detail. >> is that wrong? surprise, we're collaborating. >> maybe they should make a wikipedia entry saying it. >> then it will be factual. he's a warrior on the court but a peace maker off of it. the lesson that zaza will teach kids today. >> the chance timing that
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reunited someone with his family. the unique pitch aimed to lure tourists to travel north. >> announcer: the abc 7 storm impact scale. today's storm is level 1. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track the storm any time on the abc 7 news app. you could generate your own energy, at home. or to save energy, unplug unused appliances. do your thing, with energy upgrade california.
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you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. i shaded the area most likely to
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get thunderstorms today. it's the extreme north bay and headed northward and eastward into the central valley. now, for tomorrow all of us are going to get a chance of thunderstorms. a lot more on that coming up. thanks, mike. warriors center pachulia will help in anti-bullying exercises. he will spend an hour with fourth and fifth grade students in san francisco taking part in a peaceful warriors summit. it education the kids on the causes, impacts and solutions on violence and bullying. it uses basketball as a tool to have a positive impact on campus. a 93-year-old man is back safely with his family thanks to highway patrol officers in san francisco. chp officers found the 93-year-old walking with his walker as you can see along interstate 280 on tuesday. one of them spoke to him in cantonese and he mentioned something about chinatown. so they drove to chinatown. but the man wasn't able to remember where he lived. finally, the chp brought him to
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a san francisco police station where his family happened to be making a missing person's report and now they're reunited. 4:54 now. wells fargo continues to deal with a series of financial scandals. but the ceo is reaping a large reward. the board of directors is voted to give tim sloan a raise of $4.5 million. that means that sloan made a total of $17.6 million last year. all while the bank battled investigations into its business. federal sanctions are in place until the bank fixes its problems ziefrmg the state of oregon is using a tactic to lure in tourists. >> it's beautiful. this is different landmarks reimagined with animations that kind of look like a movie. >> you can see dragon boats racing through portland, horses running through the mountains and swimmers enjoying a warm afternoon in mt. hood. >> as someone who lived in
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oregon -- >> what about that bunny. it's rainier than that. that's the one part. >> the giant rabbit going through a tulip field. >> there's a giant rabbit, magical cloud monster. it is raining. now it is raining. so yeah. when you go there, there will be a giant beanstalk and it will be great. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> looks like we were doing the water cycle for a moment. it was nearly 90 in san jose, record highs from three years ago at the height of the drought. no so much today. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. look at the rainfall at the evening commute. the south bay will be dealing with slickness on the streets. by tomorrow morning, there's a better chance we're driving on wet roads again and it adds up with the periods you have showers rolling through. friday and even into saturday. by the time we get to saturday, more than an inch around ukiah.
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the santa cruz mountains. the rest of us .75 inches of rain. we'll keep it going through saturday morning at least. speaking of going, how is it going, alexis? >> overall, we're doing pretty well today for the thursday morning commute, mike. i do want to take you in to a problem on surface streets. this is in san pablo. san pablo avenue at kirk lane. we had a serious rollover crash about an hour ago. so emergency crews are still on the scene. they did dispatch an ambulance. we have not gotten word on lane closures and not looking too slow in the area there. but avoid that if you can. you could have delays through that stretch. southbound 101 to petaluma. 14 minutes. no delays northbound 101 between 280/680 and 85. calling all you snuggie owners, you could be getting money back. the company behind the blanket with sleeves settled with the federal trade commission to pay $7.2 million for misleading
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advertising since 1999. the ftc claims that they buy one get one but didn't disclose the additional costs to customers. we have details about a potential refund. most people could get 30 bucks back. >> have you ever felt one? >> they're not soft. >> what? >> it looks really soft. they're not. just my opinion. netflix may be ready to get into the tv news business. the los gatos-based company is in the early stages of developing a weekly news magazine show similar to abc's 20/20 or 60 minutes. it will be a program that's sharp and balanced. it's part of the streaming service's expansion. it has documentaries and talk shows. now president trump is admitting that he fibbed during a meeting with justin trudeatru. a grieving community in yountville. what the city is doing to help what the city is doing to help the healing proces
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thursday, march 15th. thanks for making time for us. >> we're glad you're waking up with us. we're pretty quiet right now. nice to see, mike. >> it's going to be a nice commute. still a few damp spots. but for the most part, a pretty dry morning. that will change throughout the day. hi everybody. let's start with the storm impact scale and give you an idea of what to expect today and tomorrow. waves of showers and breezy at times. snow is possible down to 3500 feet and a chance of lightning and hail across the north bay much the rest of us


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