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on abc 7 mornings. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. matt, thank you. two bay area schools will be closed today because of shooting threats found on their bathroom walls. martinez junior high school and burlingame intermediate school are closed out of an abundance of caution. they do not believe the threats are real but they're not taking any chances. it's now 4:30. if you're just waking up with us, good morning. let's look at weather and traffic with mike. >> reggie, we'll start with the storm impact scale today and tomorrow. still light for showers and thunderstorms. the best chance of thunderstorms will be today. look at the snow level down to possibly 2500 feet in the north bay to 3,000 feet in the south bay. my 12-hour planner. a slippery start. more waves of showers and thunderstorms are possible. the coverage will taper a little bit during the evening hours. i think the morning commute is going to be the one with the most challenges due to the wet
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streets out there. look at these temperatures once again. only in the low to mid-50s from noon to 4:00. dress for temperatures in the upper 40s as quickly as 7:00. let's see what elsa lexis is watching this morning. >> yeah. a crash in the east bay, mike. initially, it was reported as a solo vehicle spinout crash at san pablo avenue. that's blocking the fast lane right now. vehicle spun out. that's facing the wrong way. the emergency crews are on the way to the scene. there possibly is a second vehicle that crashed into the first one. really want to slow down and drive for those wet roads here this morning. here's a quick look outside at the soggy conditions. bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights yet. just a stack-up in the cash lanes. med bridge disaster in miami, florida. authorities confirming that at least six people have been killed after the bridge came crashing down on the highway. >> this is a live look at the bridge at florida sbrnl university. cables supporting the bridge had
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loosened and were being tightened at the time. here's abc news reporter, maggie rulli. >> overnight rescue crews frantically worked to get to those still trapped underneath the weight of this 1,000-ton bridge. >> we have engineers that have been on scene, ntsb, their team arrived last night to join the efforts. >> bringing in search and rescue dogs and heavy equipment. many first responders fighting to keep victims alive. >> we need to begin to do chest compressions to keep this guy alive, keep the oxygen going to the brain. >> it was meant to be a collaboration of hope. >> this bridge was about goodness, not sadness. now we're feeling immense sadness. >> it was a feat of engineering. the school posting this video going up in hours this past weekend using accelerated bridge
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construction. the entire piece was rotated over the 8-lane highway in the largest use of this relatively new technology. authorities say they were conducting a stress test thursday morning and florida senator marco rubio tweets that it collapsed when the cables were being tightened. >> part of this project is federal funding. the families deserve to know what went wrong. >> top leaders calling for a full and thorough investigation. >> again, if anybody has done anything wrong, we'll hold them accountable. >> since 2010, more than 800 of these instant bridges have been constructed. they're supposed to be a safer way to build. now a 15-person ntsb team is on the scene working to figure out if it was caused by construction error for design flaw. maggie rulli, asbc news plrks miami, florida. the marin county sheriff's office is mourning. they escorted him to a funeral
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home in san ansel mow. he died while responding to a 911 call. zirkle was there for nine years. he graduated in novato in 2011. he was the quarterback on the football team and played point guard on the basketball team. his assistant coach described him as a tremendous young man who was always smiling and willing to help others. >> i would see him and talk to him and ask him how he was doing in his pursuit of law enforcement. i thought that was perfect for him. he was so happy with what he was doing. >> he leaves behind his parents, two brothers and a fiance. the sheriff's office is meeting with zirkle's family to make funeral arrangements. oakland police are still trying to figure out exactly what happened after two bodies were pulled from lake merritt. the victims have been identified as 39-year-old michael grayson, 24-year-old tieian a johnson. their families say the two were
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dating. someone called 9-1-1 around 4:15 yesterday morning reporting two people appeared to be drowning after an argument. grace was pulled out of the water by officers and later died at the hospital. a dive team found johnson's body a couple of hours later. >> i need closure to what my daughter went through and i know she wasn't going to give up her lifelike that. somebody killed her and i want to know why. >> investigators say johnson had signs of physical injuries. they are treating her death as a homicide. grace's death is considered accidental. president trump could be plajer planning to get rid of national security adviser h.r. mcmaster according to the "washington post." the president is working to find a replacement before making the announcement. the post confirmed the president's decision. sara sanders responded on twitter, quote, just spoke to potus and contrary to reports, they have a good working
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relationship and there are no changes at the nsc. the investigations into russia's meddling in the presidential election is expanding. yesterday abc news confirmed the special counsel has issued subpoenas demanding president trump's family business hand over all documents related to russia. analysts say it's a sign robert mueller's investigation will continue for several more months. a source tells abc news mueller has information that raises more questions about the trump organization's financial dealings. san francisco is installing more bike lane barriers to protect cyclists from cars. the examiner reports safety posts were put up along the valencia street bike line. cyclists have long complained uber and lyft drivers swoop into the bike lane to pick up passengers. the barriers are a short-term solution that city supervisors have requested a study to find ways to make valencia street safer in the long run.
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wants to ban restaurants from using plastic straws. under a proposal by city council member, you can still get a straw but you have to ask for it. it would keep discarded straws from harming wildlife. americans throw out about 500 million a year. it takes 200 years for a straw to disintegrate. >> wow. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. look at 80 from fairfield into san francisco. it's raining. it's going to be a tough drive there. i know i hit some puddles this morning. it's all moving to the east, northeast. just about all of us are going to get wet during the morning commute. temperatures are milder this morning. 43 in los gatos is easily the cool spot. upper 40s to near 50 degrees like in san jose and san teresa neighborhood. in newark and brentwood and san
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pablo, half moon bay, alameda 50. 50. mid-40s in lafayette, sebastopol. caution, the roads are going to be pretty bad this morning. not quite as wet during the evening commute. mass transit is going to be wet and cool. dress appropriately. on the ferries, might wand to stay inside, especially this morning. temperatures today, almost like a broken record, isn't it? a lot of mid to upper 50s until the coast where there's low to mid-50s. the peninsula, 12-hour forecast at 8:00. 49 degrees. you can see the best chance of rain from noon -- from 10:00 to noon, very isolated. the mid-50s in the afternoon hours. dress for low 50s this evening. as far as the east bay valleys, we've got 47 at 8:00. we'll hit 51 at 10:00. mid-50s through 6:00 with, again, the rain chance -- tonight, you can still see --
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well, i was going to say snow. and showers around. temperatures in the mid-30s in the north bay. low to mid-40s for the rest of us. it will be cooler tomorrow morning. it will be really a beautiful sight if we could see mt. hamilton with snow on it when we wake up tomorrow morning. everybody is getting wet this morning. it's a friday. we've noticed fridays have been very light lately. seems like everybody is taking three-day weekends. how about this morning? >> so far, pretty good. several spinout crashes but nothing too major at the moment. i want to give you a live look outside. light volume on westbound 92. the folks have their wipers on high and you're dealing with some puddles and standing water and road spray as well. not ideal traveling conditions. no big-time slowdowns, but you want to give yourself extra time to make it into work. westbound side 80, tracy to castro valley, 38 minutes for you. northbound 101, 85 to the san
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jose airport, 12 minutes. northbound 280 between highway 1 and san francisco, look great. ten minutes. you can do anything is the message being sent out today. a former olympian and a warrior sent that message to young girls in the bay area. a man walks into a hospital in san jose and it's what he's walking out with that's the focus of this investigation. is facebook too at home.ld generate your own energy,
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>> announcer: you're never more than 7 minutes away from your forecast. 4:43 on this friday. another active day. look at the snow up in the sierra. it's coming down at a moderate clip right now. it's going to keep doing that until at least 5:00 tomorrow morning. another 1 to 2 feet possible, up to 5 feet in our passes. you got to be careful there. look at this. an avalanche warning. remember last time we had this. unfortunately, a couple people succumbed to that. natural and human-made avalanches are possible. look at the fat flakes in tahoe. the heaviest snow will be today and snow showers tomorrow. a stronger storm is possible thursday. here's jessica. >> mike, thank you. sheriff's deputies hope you can recognize an art thief in san jose. he actually carried a painting out the front door of the building at valley medical
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center yesterday. here is a closer look at the painting that he took. if you have any tips, the santa clara county sheriff wants to hear from you. vallejo released a tentative settlement. she was drugged, kidnapped and raped in 2015. it was dismissed as a hoax. she sued the city for defamation. the city will pay huskins $2.35 million. matthew muller later pled guilty to kidnapping charges and is serving a 40-year sentence. dozens of women are feeling empowered after spending the day at the warriors practice facility. >> it's part of an annual dubs event inspiring girls to consider a career in sports. abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard was there. >> reporter: dozens of middle school girls show they have the skills when it comes to shooting hoops. on the same court where the warriors practice their moves.
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dubs forward jordan bell was the coach for this workout. >> having fun with the girls. going through drills, things like that. trying to get them to bring energy. >> reporter: the workshop, called beyond the baseline was sponsored by the warriors and nike. teaching young women from alameda county basketball skills and a lot more. samarra scott is feeling inspired. >> i feel a lot more confident because i see other females, especially minorities, doing what they love. >> reporter: girls inc. of alameda county partnered because of sports, teamwork and leadership. >> 80% of fortune 500 female executives played competitive sports. tere's a benefit to playing the sports and developing as a leader. we want to encourage our girls to be leaders. >> i think it really helped me, like, feel a little bit more stronger. >> reporter: former olympian ruth i bolton says these girls
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can do anything. >> it's not a basketball story. it's about them understanding who they are. >> reporter: building a road to success. this one made of hardwood. in oakland, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. tall ships will bring maritime history alive in oakland. the hawaiian chieftan and lady washington will berth at the foot of broadway. they'll be open to the public for on-dock tours and sailing adventures. that starts tomorrow. both ships serve as floating classrooms gives kids and adults a look at transportation historihistor history. both will be available for tours. >> the reason it's the hawaiian chieftain because it was made in maui. >> i'm totally into that. i love to sail. >> that's right. you have a sailor. >> alexis got me a sailor. a captain's hat the other day. >> captain's hat. her birthday present. > let's be clear. i'm not a captain. but working towards that. >> but she's a boss.
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mike nicco is here because we're he never seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> if the boat is missing? >> going to sail that boat away? >> i need a lot of help to sail that away. >> not a good sailing weekend, at least not tomorrow. >> at least not tomorrow. sunday into monday and tuesday looking the driest. you can see showers in the santa cruz mountains. some are spilling into the santa clara valley itself and a moderate shower in morgan hill and down towards gilroy. up across towards northern sonoma and lake and mendocino picture shows there's more developing off the coast. as long as we have this moist, unstable flow, we'll have showers today and thedetorms an once again. woken up by the hail about five minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off this morning. here's a look at walnut creek. it is wet this morning on 680.
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a little bit of light rain falling right now. my accuweather highlights, unsettled pattern today and tomorrow. most of tuesday, but tuesday evening into wednesday that's when a potentially stronger storm rolls in. here we are at 7:00 in the morning. you can see snow up around ukiah and clear lake. at least above 3,000 feet. the rest of us, everything is liquid. as we head through noon, still want to keep an eye on the sky. maybe sunshine. well, there will be sunshine. also clouds and showers out there. that means rainbows once again today. #abc 7 now we'd love to see them. best chance of the evening commute, sliding southward. isolated this evening. overnight, another downpour or two is possible. as we head through the day tomorrow, you can see a green dot here and there. not a washout but definitely if a dark cloud rolls your way, make sure you come inside for 15 minutes, a half hour and let it
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pass. we can get another quarter to half inch of rai coming in. here's a look at the forecast. st. patrick's day parade forecast is coming unnext. let's talk about sunday. we start to hit 60. more 60s on monday and a 2 for the heaviest rain wednesday. let's get a check of the commute with alexis. >> mike, i heard the bagpipers are okay with a little rain because they get hot with the gear on. they like it to be cooler. we'll see how it's looking for the parade tomorrow. we're looking at a soggy commute. live doppler 7 on the traffic maps. widespread showers here if you are about to grab the keys. our main trouble spot is westbound 80 at san pablo avenue. we've got what started as a spinout crash that was facing the wrong way in the left lane. i believe we have another vehicle involved and chp is on the scene. we have likely two lanes closed. i'm working on a few more detils. we'll look at drive times and commuter issue up next. thanks, alexis. a version of facebook that's
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popular in developing countries is come to go the u.s. >> engineers at toyota create a robot that can shoot moops. here's tech pieowe bytes. now it's being made available to americans looking to take less of a bite out of their data plans. for now, it's only available for android users. google maps is adding wheelchair accessible routes. it will tell us how to get around safely in the biggest cities. >> london, new york, tokyo, mexico city, boston and sydney. google is working to add more metro areas. march madness has nothing on this. hoops shooting robot made by toyota engineers in japan. they built it in their spare time. >> mied neght need to loosen up. but when it comes to shooting practice, it's there. >> shaq is jealous.
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robots are taking over the world. >> why though? why does it need to play basketball? but it is cool. st. patrick's day is tomorrow. you can bet there will be plenty of drinking. the sobering report that may have you thinking twice. share in the joy of a sick 7-year-old boy when sunnyvale police actually make his wish come true. the all-out frenzy after a plane drops $368 million worth of silver and gold by accident. >> announcer: today's storm is level 1. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm any time on the abc 7 news app. the abc 7 news app.
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you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> all of us have a chance of lightning, small hail, brief heavy rainfall and strong winds. but tomorrow, that goes away. mike, thank you. a new first of its kind study finds u.s. adults are consuming 17 billion drinks a year. cdc researchers found one in six or 37 million adults binge drink about once a week, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge. binge drinking is five or more drinks for men or four or more drinks for women in two hours. it can lead to dangerous driving, risky sexual behavior and violent behavior.
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over time, it increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease and liver failure. it is a dream come true for a 7-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. >> i, myles o'connell, do sol n solemnly swear. >> he became an honorary officer with the sunnyvale police department. he loves boating and swimming. but now he uses a wheelchair most of the time and under goes radiation at ucsf. yesterday he stood during the entire ceremony and shook hands with every officer in the room. >> it's been amazing. amazing to see a smile on his face and for him to be with his uncle. >> myles' uncle is a sunnyvale police officer. myles wanted to work with him. so a program made it happen. he got an official police uniform, wrote a mock speeding ticket and took a ride in a fire
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truck. >> he looks dapper in his uniform snimt uniform. >> he does. i love that. a chance of showers tomorrow. look for your rainbow and pot of gold if you're out and about in san francisco. starts at 10:00. st. patrick's day. it ends at 5:00. dress for low to mid-50s. this is tuesday evening, ray quarter to half inch of rain possible. the heaviest rain on wednesday. the green means up to an inch. we can push an inch and a half by the time the storm is over. here's alexis. good morning, mike. i have one drive time in the yellow right now due to a crash on san pablo avenue. you're up to 27 minutes between highway 4 and the maze. no delays getting through the maze. 9 minutes into the city. san francisco to sfo looking great at ten minutes. one mass transit note to pass along. b.a.r.t. 16th street mission
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station closed. i'll have the latest at 5:00. okay. alexis, thank you. speaking of roads, you may have heard the old saying, where the streets are paved with gold and who would have thought it would be an airport runway in russia. look at these photos abc news obtained showing the moments of a plane carrying $368 million worth of gold and silver bars dropped some of its cargo. happened when part of the plane ripped off during takeoff. some people scoured the area around the airport for the bars hoping to cash in, reggie. >> i mean, i can't blame them. a woman who has lived in the u.s. illegally for 19 years makes california history. next at 5:00 a.m., the job she's appointed to in sacramento. the death toll from the florida bridge collapse rises overnight. a local bridge expert says the process used to build it may not have been the issue. police in the east bay exchange gunfire with a car burglary
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while others prove that great things can happen... even on a monday night. cause for three hundred years, great stories have started the same way. one time, in new orleans. [crowd applause] it is 5:00 a.m. and live doppler 7 telling the story of what's happening out there. we're going to have more rain today, but we can't complain too much. the rain is good for us. we need it. good morning, it's friday, march 16th. >> let me complain then. when i was getting up this morning, i was thinking it's too cold and too wet. i'm not having it this morning. yet, here we are. >> reggie. >> you're going to suffer another day or two, reggie, sorry. next week, i think he'll like monday and tuesday. maybe even sunday. >> looking forward to monday.


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