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it is foggy now, but it's about to heat up again by this afternoon. warm temperatures will blanket the bay area and for some of us, the air quality could get worse. there is an air advisory. air quality advisory in the north and the east bays today. right now, off to a cool start. >> 6:00 a.m. good morning to you on this tuesday, august 7th. you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. here's meteorologist mike nicco. >> we'll talk about what's going on outside. look at the gray infiltrating more of our neighborhoods this morning, as i roll the last three hours of live doppler 7, the gray being the cloud cover. a little mist and drizzle as you near the coast, and also the golden gate bridge and the bay bridge. my accuweather 12-hour planner, mid to upper 50s at 7:00, and you can see the 50s are going to cling to the coast while we'll hit 70 around the bay, 82 inland, and 74 to 92, summer spread developing by 9:00.
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most of us in the 50s and 60s except for 70s inland by 7:00. let's get a check of the morning commute. >> good morning. can want to head to the central valley which is where we have pretty much our only slow volume today. if you're on the inbound side, westbound 205 to 580, 13 miles per hour, approaching altamont pass. that spills over to 580. a little more than we typically see. you're done to 30 miles per hour. what i really want to point out is eastbound 205 into the tracy area, normally you're fine. we have roadwork blocking the left lane until about 7:00 this morning. that is crawling for about three miles. also starting to see heavy traffic in walnut creek, southbound 680, this is around treat boulevard. a lot of folks hitting the brakes but nothing blocking. we'll take a look at the bay bridge commute next. >> police are still looking for the gunman in the deadly shooting on the bay bridge yesterday morning. it left the eastbound morning commute at a standstill for hours. >> quite the headache.
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thisinvestn. >> jeolic darryl stinet from mesquite, texas, was behind the wheel when someone shot into it. the suv was shot by a gray or silver sedane or small suv. the person who pulled the trigger is still at large. the deadly shooting and subsequent crash forced chp to shut down all lanes of the bay bridge. the closure began around 2:23 yesterday morning and kept countless drivers from moving for hours. the special investigations unit is handling the case, going through video footage and evidence collected on scene. we're told the two men in the car with stinet were also shot. >> one of the passengers was shot in the arm, roie this wasnd hospital.
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we're told one was released and the other is in fair condition. after the shooting, we k stinet's suv crashed into another driver. we were able to connect with that driver. you'll hear from him in about 45 minutes. but for now, i'm reporting live at the bay bridge toll plaza. abc 7 news. >> thank you, amanda. it's a fire that is making state history. the mendocino complex fire is now the largest california wildfire ever. >> together, the ranch and river fires have burned nearly 284,000 acres. the larger ranch fire is 21% contained. and last year's thomas fire in southern california held a previous record as the state's largest fire. that one burning 282,000 acres. >> meanwhile, this morning, fire structures last >> that broke out after 9:00 in gilroy. hilly terrain made it challenging for fire crews to access the fire, and at last check, the fire had burned five
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acres of grass. firefighters have stopped the spread of the fire, but they're still trying to contain it. roads are closed in the area because of the fire engines that are responded. >> crews in southern california dealing with a new fire that grew quickly forcing evacuations. this is a live look at the fire burning along the riverside and orange county border. it's called the holy fire. the latest update came in at 8:00 last night. the fire had burned 4,000 acres at that point with zero percent containment. at least two firefighters are dealing with heat related injuries. and two hikers had to be rescued getting trapped near the holy fire. you can see here in this video, a helicopter swooping down, hoisting the two people to safety. this is burning near a popular trail. >> within the next two days the ntsb plans to release its preliminary investigation report about the plane from east bay that crashed in orange county. video shows the small plane taking a nose dive on taken off
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the pilot, scott shepherd, was the ceo of a san francisco company called category three. his wife lara was also on the plane and her coworkers. they worked at a real estate office in danville. hakimi's son naveed was also onboard. >> just about remembering those we lost and leting the families know that our thoughts and prayers are with them, and whatever we can do to help, we will. >> the final crash report isn't expected for at least a year. an update now on a fire that killed three people, including 14-year-old twins. vallejo police are now treating the case as a homicide. the home went up in flames sunday morning. a younger sister escaped and flagged down a police car. the twins and presumably their mother did not make it. investigators tell abc 7 news it now looks like the fire was deliberately set. friends of the two girls said they had besmin problems at home, but would not elaborate.
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the girls identified as trin and tram tran, went to bethel high school in vallejo. >> new at 6:00, san francisco taking a step to become more proactive to address the homeless problem. according to the examiner, a three-month assessment blitz is now under way. the goal, to interview 2,000 homeless residents by the end of october and prioritize them based on need. beginning in november, the people with the greatest need will be placed into supportive housing. this is part of mayor london breed's $60 million effort to address homelessness in the city. >> a group of san francisco tenants is suing several landlords. the tenants claim the landlords are using the ellis act to discriminate against the lgbtq community. abc 7 was there as neighbors rallied in front of a house near the corner of guerrero and 15th streets to protest the eviction. the tenants include three drag queens and a gay man. thaw allege the landlords disposed of patio furniture and
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a barbecue to discourage lgbtq parties. >> we used to do four, five, six, ten barbecues a year, and we haven't been able to do that in two and a half years. which means they don't want our kind of people on their property. >> we should note the landlords say the allegations are false. >> new, a warning issued about all of the driver assisted technology in new cars. officials say it could be dangerous. and president trump's star on the hollywood walk of fame has been defaced several times. the extreme way officials want to prevent another incident. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. a little grayer start as we look from the exploratorium. it's going to affect temperatures in san francisco. cooler than average while the rest of us are still 3 to 6 you know when you're at ross shopping for backpacks... ...and mom also gets a back-to-school bag? that's yes for less. ross has the brands you want for back to school. and it feels even better when you find them for less.
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santa rosa, 49, and napa at 56. we already have microclimates this morning. here's a look at your activity planner. some air issues if you're exercising, especially in the north bay and our east bay valleys. no spare the air alert, but the possibility of some isolated areas where the smoke will be thicker. beaches cool and breezy, and the small craft advisory, see the entire bay into the delta from noon to 9:00. i'll show you when the triple digits get to some of our neighborhoods in the seven-day if you're heading out the door, what's going on traffic wise? >> not too much. overall, a really quiet start to the tuesday morning commute. we're looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza now. just getting reports of a two-car crash, sounds like a minor fender bender in lane four, the fourth lane from the left, just before you get to the metering lights. not seeing it on camera. i'm seeing an emergency vehicle within the east parking lot. maybe they already have that clear. i'll keep an eye on that. westbound 580, tracy to dublin in the red, but overall, not terrible. 52 minutes.
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southbound 680, dublin to mission boulevard in the green at 17, and northbound 85, 101 to cupertino great at 16 minutes. >> thanks. a new twist in the search for the missing college student with bay area ties. her father now says she may have been kidnapped by someone who knew her. >> and he's a star on and off the court, how steph curry is i'm a migraine sufferer and i'm an emt. when i get a migraine at work, it's debilitating. if i call out with a migraine, that's one less ambulance to serve a community. i just don't want to let these people down. excedrin migraine. relief that works as hard as you do. mother...nature! nothing smells greater than the great outdoors... especially when you're in accounts receivable. only one detergent can give you a sniff like this... try gain botanicals laundry detergent. one of the many irresistible
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6:14. welcome back. this morning, the west hollywood city council has passed a largely symbolic resolution asking for the removal of president trump's star from the hollywood walk of fame. the star was destroyed two weeks ago by a man with a pickax. council members raised concerns about president trump's treatment of women and minorities in their resolution. it's not likely anything will actually happen. the hollywood chamber of commerce says it does not remove stars from the walkway. mr. trump was given the star in 2007 for his producing work on the miss universe pageant. the father of the missing iowa woman who grew up in oakland says he now believes his daughter is alive. >> 20-year-old mollie tibbetts has been missing for three weeks. she vanished without a trace july 18th. a reward for her safe return is now at $260,000. that is a record amount for central iowa's crime stoppers. speaking to abc's "good morning america" today, molle's father
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says he believes she's with someone she knows. >> probably someone who cares about her but that relationship was misguided, misinterpreted, and went wrong. and i think they are in a place with mollie and they don't know how to get themselves out of this horrible situation. >> he did not elaborate on why he believes that. tibbetts spent part of her childhood in glenview before moving with her family to iowa. >> new at 6:00, driver assist systems found on some cars can file in some circumstances. that's according to the institute for highway safety. the insurance industry group found electronic assist systems can fail to see stopped vehicles. in some cases, they actually steer drivers into a crash if the driver isn't paying attention. the iihs tested five systems on teslas, mercedes, bmws, and
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volvos. they said systems had some safety benefits but only when drivers paid attention. >> warriors star steph curry is giving back to young people in oakland in a big way. abc 7 news was at a recreation as he opened the steph and ayesha curry lab. he dedicated the gym to community kids giving them a place to play basketball. it gives kids a chance to grow mentally too. >> to be able to go in and really become smarter, become more confident, more intelligent as human beings is definitely important. we want you guys to enjoy that space. >> the biggest change is the addition of laptops. technology that many of the kids in oakland don't have access to at home. curry wanted the kids to have fun, but gave them specific instructions. finish your homework, then you can play. >> right order. they look star struck. >> that is daddy curry coming out there. i like that. >> everybody wants a piece of him. why not?
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a good guy. >> nice day to play basketball? >> always. >> going to be hot, right? >> some places. some places you want to find shade, drink extra fluids. other places like san francisco, you probably won't even break a sweat. here's a look at what's going on. a blanket of clouds across most of our neighborhoods. looking back across mt. tam you see sticking up through the blanket. this is the way it looks from underneath. the winds aren't very strong right now in the ferry building. but the stronger sea breeze will keep us a little cooler around the bay and the coast while we're still going to be hot inland. low clouds and fog and mist comes back to the same neighborhoods tonight and then we still have that warming trend coming in, especially inland. 52 in san francisco this morning. we'll be in the 60s for the better part of the afternoon hours. 59, ingleside, will be the coolest spot. as far as over along the east bay, waking up to cloud cover. we'll see sunshine by noon and temperatures hanging out in the mid to upper 70s here. now as we head to the peninsula, we're partly cloudy this morning at 56 degrees. sunshine throughout the afternoon hours, and 73,
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millbrae, to 85 in redwood city. a lot of cloud cover and upper 50s to low 60s. down the south bay, partly cloudy at about 60. 9 and hanging out rnd 81 in sunnyva sunnyvale. as we head to the north bay, partly cloudy this morning. also 55, but sunshine and hitting the mid 80s to the mid 90s this afternoon. and warmest inland where we're waking up mainly clear. a few patches of clouds out there, but temperatures in the mid 90s to nearly 102 in brentwood. my accuweather seven-day forecast, it gets even hotter inland and around the bay wednesday and thursday. but by the time we head out for the weekend, temperatures back around 60 at the coast. upper 70s around the bay and near 90 inland. looks nice. here's alexis with a look at the morning commute. >> overall, really quiet this morning. very few incidents to talk about. roadwork in the tracy area slowing you down on eastbound 205. between west grantline road and i 5 into the tracy area, we have
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one lane closed until 7:00. that's adding a 30s-minute delay if you're doing a countercommute. not a lot of fun there. delays on the westbound side, 205 to 580, 6 miles per hour and 5 miles per hour. a quick check of golden gate bridge. we have a lot of fog here this morning. so far, we do not have any dense fog advisories in effect, but it's definitely out there so slow down and drive for conditions. just getting word about a new crash on the nimitz. we'll check that out next. >> "good morning america" coming up at 7:00 right here. >> we're going to check in with ginger zee with a look at what's ahead on the show. >> reggie and jessica, hi. nice to be with you on a tuesday morning. coming up, that explosive testimony from the special counsel's star witness, former trump campaign official rick gates taking the stand in the paul manafort trial, saying he and manafort committed financial crimes for years. we're live at the court with the
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latest as gates prepares to take the stand again. and our new interview with the father of the missing college student, mollie tibbetts. what he now thinks may havepp haened to her. also ahead, serena will kwms is getting candid. she pulled out of a major tennis championship, revealing her struggle to find a work-life balance with her daughter. she'll have advice you want to hear. >> plus, they're engaged. becca and her new fiance garrett fly all night to join us live right here in times square. a tuesday morning full of love only on "good morning america." >> love it in the air. literally and figuratively. >> thank you, ginger. we'll see you soon. >> bye, ginger. >> love it. >> new at 6:00, new warning about how much sleep we all get. getting too much could be bad for your health? what? >> we're going to explain. and new technology in some cars changing the way people cars changing the way people drive in silicon ♪ ♪ ♪ raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens ♪
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you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. poor air quality around lake and mendocino counties will continue this afternoon and down into the central valley. we have an air quality advisory, not a spare the air alert, but air quality issues in santa rosa and tracy yesterday. that could happen again today. >> no one likes to get stuck at the red light, but new technology frustration. new audi models can tell drivers when the light is about to turn
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green. the traffic light information system is in place in ten cities nationwide, and that includes palo alto. when an audi comes within range of a transmitting traffic signal, an icon of a traffic light appears on the dashboard and counts down the seconds until the light is going to turn green. te engineer says this tech has a lot of potential. >> next step is to reverse that and have the vehicle send information to the traffic signal so that we can then have the vehicle be the detector versus an in-ground loop or video detection. other cities with this feature include arcadia, las vegas, and portland. >> new at 6:00, a health alert about sleep. new research shows too much sleep could be a sign of health problems. researchers in england found people who slept ten hours or more on average per night were 30% more likely to die prematurely. they were also at risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease
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higher than those compared to people who slept eight hours or less. researchers think people who sleep a lot might also be getting less exercise. >> when was the last time you got ten hours of sleep? >> the last time, that was probably like 12 years ago, when i wasn'tworking in news. >> there's 11 bank employees in the south bay who won $543 million in the mega millions jackpot say they plan on keeping their jobs. the employees work at this wells fargo branch in san jose. they each put in $2 in the office pool. they ended up after federal taxes with at least $19 million each. wells fargo has brought in other employees to help out at the branch to deal with crowds attracted by the bank's new fame. >> i saw some familiar faces but a lot of new faces, which didn't make sense to me because i was told that they're going to keep their job here. >> do you buy that? >> no, i don't. sorry, but i don't buy that.
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>> i don't buy it either. the winning ticket has liquor s in south -- san jose last monti rgest prize are not t dumb. they work in a bank, right? they know you count your money first. then you leave the job. >> then you quit. okay. >> first saturday office hours, now new help could be on the way to ease the painful lines at the dmv. and airbnb steps up to help victims of the northern california wildfires. >> no car, no problem. the new partnership to get you the new partnership to get you behind t
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with pg&e in the sierras. and i'm an arborist since the onset of the drought, more than 129 million trees have died in california. pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees can't imctow lines. ensure that hazardous trees and since the onset of the drought we've doubled our efforts. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying.
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what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future. now at 6:30, keeping b.a.r.t. riders safe. the aggressive new security plan and what you should know before your next ride. >> and fires raging across the state, but a series of high-tech cameras could help stop the flames before they burn out of control. >> the new movie about life as an eighth grader comes with an r-rating, why the director is offering a free screening in san francisco for anyone who wants to go. >> plus, horror on the highway. moments before a tow truck can clear this crash disaster strikes and it's hard to wamp, but this video is crazy. we have this coming up for you. >> yeah, it really had us
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talking this morning about what to do in that kind of situation. >> fortunately, it has a better ending than you would expect. >> yes, want to mention that as well. >> good morning. it's 6:30 on this tuesday, august 7th. thanks for waking up to us. you're never more than seven minutes away from urforecast. >> got my eyes on the marine layer this morning and the potential for air issues around lake and mendocino counties and also as we head towards tracy like yesterday. i want to show you the winds, a little faster. blowing from the ocean inland. you can see the cloud cover and gray is a little more widespread this morning and mist near the coast. as we look from the explore -- that's not the exploratorium camera. that's the east bay hills. what you're seeing are clouds. those clouds will go away except for at the coast where they'll keep you in the 50s, and low 80s to low 90s inland. >> good morning. we do have a new problem on southbound 880. this is in the union city area. so a little further north than i initially thought that was being reported. just before alvarado niles.
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a solo vehicle spin-out crash blocking the left lane. they just pushed it off to the shoulder, not sure what made the vehicle spin out, but you're down to about 28 and 36 miles per hour approaching that. so that is stop and go well north of 92. that's several miles and that is heavy. a little better news for the bay bridge toll plaza. a minor crash approaching the metering lights that has been cleared and the lights are still on and we have typical delays back into the maze. >> alexis, thank you. this morning, b.a.r.t. riders may notice more officers as the agency is trying to reassure riders the system is safe. >> there's been a series of high-profile and even deadly attacks on b.a.r.t. and the agency is trying to repair its image and holes in its security. amy hollyfield live for us in pleasanton. amy. >> hi, reggie. b.a.r.t. riders agree there needs to be more security, but riders do have a limit. we're noticing when we ask people about one idea, they get
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a bit uncomfortable. that's the idea of facial recognition technology. one b.a.r.t. director likes the idea of adding the technology to the system's cameras. it would read people's faces and look for people who have warrants out for their arrest. the idea is to keep people who pose a threat to riders out of the system. but every rider we have asked about this morning has felt hesitant. >> i don't know about that. i wonder if that's going to work. i don't know. >> why? why do you hesitate? >> i don't know. i don't know if it's going to target people or something. i'm not sure. i'm really not sure. >> there are privacy questions. there are also questions about the accuracy of the technology. those issues will all be hashed out at the board meeting on thursday when this is proposed. this is just one of many ideas in the plan that will be talked about. a plan that could cost up to $28 million. reporting live at the dublin b.a.r.t. station, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> and the abc 7
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news app are full of b.a.r.t. resources. one thing you'll find is advice on what to do to mendocino comps now the largest wildfire event in california history. >> it's actually made up of two huge fires but crews are tweeting this as one. together, the ranch and river fires have scorched 283,000 acres. the smaller river fire is 58% contained. the ranch fire is only 21% contained. firefighters say this is one of the most challenging wildfire seasons they have seen. >> we're looking at over 629,000 acres of ground and vegetation burned in the state of california since january 1st of this year. last year, same period of time, 223,000 acres. >> the mendocino complex surpasses last year's massive thomas fire, which burned in santa barbara and ventura counties. >> meanwhile, to the north in the redding area, firefighters are slowly making progress on the carr fire. they have it 47% contained.
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the carr fire hasst nearly homes andd > and the nityast seven hs. opened its doors to wildfire evacuees and relief workers. each stay is free. you can find open beds or rooms at if you would like to help, you can offer the use of your own ho the sonoma county board of supervisors will consider approving a plan to install a network of web cameras to help emergency responders spot wildfires. this plan would cost the county $475,000. eight cameras would be positioned on communication towers and other existing structures to spot fires in the lake sonoma watershed. the technicians creating the cameras hope they will one day allow firefighters to detect wildfires the moment they begin. federal officials in southern california are still not exactly sure what caused a crash of a small plane that took
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off from concord, killing all five people onboard. people asking now why small aircraft can be mucs than some larger aircraft we see. >> 347 people died last year alone in general aviation accidents, but there's been just one death in ten years on commercial aircraft. experts believe sunday's crash may have been the result of the plane running out of gas. >> we know that that pure vertical means the pilot has totally lost control. when the fire crews reached the wreckage, there was no fire to put out. so the investigators will be looking to see, did he actually run out of gas? >> the faa has reese chtly added 40 safety enhancements in training, procedures, and new technology to improve safety in general aviation. happening today, california lawmakers will hold a joint hearing to try to solve the issue of those extremely long wait times at the state's dmv offices.
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felting from san francisco and jim frasier will spearhead efforts to find solutions. wait times have grown out of control because a crush of people are trying to get the federally compliant real i.d. the dmv recently expanded saturday hours to try to cut down on the wait times. >> now to the peninsula where one city is debating how high a building should go. we were at san mateo city hall as the city council rejected a ballot proposal. it would have asked voters to extend the city's current five-story limit for another ten years. and that limit expires in 2020. supporters of the proposal said the city doesn't have the infrastructure to support taller buildings. and the larger population that comes with it. opponents argue the city needs more housing. san francisco police want to find the two people who beat and robbed an elderly man. police say the attackers were a man and woman who offered the 86-year-old a ride. happened in the mission district sunday night. police say the attackers asked the man if he needed a ride near 16th and hoff streets. when he got in, they asked for
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his money, then punched him as he tried to get out. the man is expected to be okay. >> the paul manafort trial continues today in virginia. there was damaging testimony at the trial yesterday. the prosecution's star witness, rick gates, took the stand and testified he helped his former boss commit crimes. manafort's accused of falsifying tax returns and failing to report millions in income. gates told juror that over several years, they hid their income in foreign bank accounts. he says at least some of that money that was hidden came from manafort's work on behalf of ukrainian politicians with deep ties to russia. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. just to give you an idea of how big the fires are in the mendocino complex. the areas in red, the biggest one, the ranch fire, where our reporting station is down in the valleys and that's why it's calm there. up in the hills about 2800 feel for the river fire, that's where
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the winds continue to blow at 15 to 21 miles per hour. that's what's pushing some smoke over top of us, but it is in the middle parts of the atmosphere, just like it was yesterday. but once the ces up and the air starts turning over, some of that will sink down into lake and mendocino counties and possibly out near tracy and brentwood like it did yesterday. winds are not going to be a big issue. up to 12 miles per hour over the next 24 hours but the heat will be as we flirt with 100, today, tomorrow, thursday, and mid to upper 90s the rest of the week. here's a look at temperatures. we have mid 50s to mid 60s down in the south bay. even some 40s up in the north bay. let's take a look at what's going to happen with your commute forecast. you look at san mateo bridge, where the clouds are starting to roll over. a little patchy mist and fog. it's a little weepy this morning. ferry rides could be choppy and the summer spread, 37 degrees from san francisco to some of our inland neighborhoods during the afternoon hours. we're going to bring alexis in. this time yesterday, we were watching the bay brinj and
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cringing. what about this morning? >> today, it's been the total opposite. no major problems. so we're hoping we and continue that trend here this morning. just in the last 15 minutes or so, we have gotten a couple crashes in for 880. this time, we have a new one on the northbound side. this is near washington avenue, on the san lorenzo area. we have three to four vehicles involved and this is blocking two lanes. the lighter side of traffic, but you are heavy as you travel on that northbound side, and the southbound side, recovering from an earlier solo vehicle crash near alvarado niles road and you're stop and go for about seven miles. some of that is the typical backup and some is residual delays as well. i wanted to show you san mateo bridge. westbound 92 getting heavy, but nothing blocking and you should be fine once you make it to the midspan. take a look at this incredible video from highway in toronto. follow that blue circle. a car plows through a green suv that was stranded on the median. debris and people go flying, if
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you can see there on the left, we have a man in shorts who picked himself off the road. seems like he's in disbelief that he can walk. he was thrown from the white car. two people were hospitalized. they are okay, and this video was captured by a tow truck driver on saturday on his facebook page. he said people need to slow down. >> it makes me cringe. >> it's incredible that no one was seriously hurt. a dangerous situation. you know, tow truck drivers, that's a really dangerous drive. anybody with a disabled vehicle like that, that's a dangerous situation to be in. really scary stuff. >> thank goodness those cars behind also slowed down because the other guy ended up being thrown in the middle of the highway. i know, it could have ended terribly, but thank goodness it did not. >> advice, stay in the car? >> situational. i have talked to law enforcement about this for several years. if you feel like you're safe in ace, tat's where you thees should stay. if you're safer in the medidhi
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driver's truck, that might have been the safest, but you have to judge it based on jour surroundings. >> thanks. >> a controversial show about to start filming again in the north bay. and you're looking here live at the big board at the new york stock exchange. we're up 110 points. another update on how the markets are doing next. >> this woman helped a stranger short on cash at a check-out line. it turns out it was keith urban, and then the story takes another twist. >> and it's breakfast time. we'll leave you with this incredible drone footage of humpback whales and sea lions feeding in monterey bay. feeding in monterey bay. more than a dozen wha
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check out this incredible sight in colorado springs yesterday. look at the hail shredding and stripping the trees. the baseball sized hail pummeled visitors at the. this is a video you're seeing for. 14 people were injured. zoo visitors had to be rushed to buses and taken to a nearby shelter. people caught in the hail said it was by far the largest they had seen and felt. that will leave a couple welts on you if not hurt you badly. thankfully that was a short-lived event. back here add home, we have a long lived event. still in the san joaquin valley. air quality warning. high fire danger.
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santa barbara, and in the mountains to the north and off towards the east, this is until 10:00 in the morning, santa barbara. 9:00 this evening for the mountains. 115 in palm springs. 86 to 94, san diego into l.a. upper 90s, low 100s through the central valley and smoky in tahoe. >> thanks. this morning, police are still looking for the gunman who opened fire on the bay bridge leaving this mess behind. >> one person died in yesterday mo morning's commute was at a standstill for hours. amanda is live at the bay bridge toll plaza this morning with an update on the investigation, looking a lot better this morning, amanda. >> hey, jessica, reggie. we know that the driver was identified as 31-year-old darryl stinet from mesquite, texas. he was shot and killed yesterday morning. we know the person who pulled the trigger is still at large. now, at 2:23 monday, stinet was behind the wheel of this black suv. he and two passengers were
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traveling eastbound on the lower deck of the bay bridge when someone fired bullets into the vehicle, killing the texas man. the two passengers who were will him were also shot. the men were taken to san francisco general hospital. one man was released and the other is in fair condition. the investigation shut down all lanes of the lower deck west of treasure island for more than four hours yesterday morning. once we got through, we connected with raul lopez, the man who got caught in the line of fire and whose car was hit by stinet's suv. >> once i heard the fire pops, the guy in the suv hits me and turned around. we both turn around. i'm lucky the other cars didn't hit me or hit him. >> officers say there is no reason to believe the shooting was completely random. we know right now special investigation unit officers are on the case. the chp says that they are looking for a gray or silver sedan or small suv connected to this case. for now, reporting live at the bay bridge toll plaza.
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abc 7 news. >> amanda, thank you. summer vacation almost over, and before the kids go back to school, there is a chance to see the critically acclaimed movie "eighth grade." for free tomorrow night. >> this is a coming of age film about an eighth grader's last week of middle school. the movie's rated r for language and some sexual content. but the director and screenwriter disagrees with the rating so the movie's distributor is going to host free screenings at 48 theaters nag nationwide for anyone to attend. here in san francisco, you can watch eighth grade at the alamo draft house on mission street. that begins at 7:30 tomorrow night. i have seen it, i told everyone i know, including you, that i love it. go see it. >> okay, the controversial netflix drama "13 reasons why" will begin filming its third season in the north bay this month. >> it depicts the life and suicide of hannah baker. vallejo and sab astopple have been featured in this.
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that's where it's been filmed and the series' controversial depiction of teen suicide hasnd praised since it debuted on the streaming service so you probably have heard of it. >> now your morning money report. rental car company avis has signed a deal with san francisco-based lyft to let drivers rent cars to pick up riders. >> they will respond to changing attitudes about car ownership. lyft wants to give drivers who don't have their own car the opportunity to drive for them. thousands of vehicles will be offered through the program. drivers can rent cars directly through the lyft app in the next few months. >> here's a live look at the new york stock exchange. we're up about 107 points as trading gets under way. investors will be watching more earnings reports today, including snap chat's parent company, snap. >> a new jersey woman has a lesson she wants to teach others. of course, important to do kind acts, because you never know who you're helping. >> that's right, ruth reed says
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on friday, she saw a customer at a gas station having some issues with his card at the register. so she offered to pick up his tab. >> what's your name. ruth, he said, ruth, i'm keith. i said you look like keith urban. do people tell you you look like keith urban? he said i am. i said, no you're not. reed said it took some convincing before she believed the country music star. >> said really? really? then where is nicole, and who was that woman you were with? and snippy, not nice. and so -- >> you got snippy with keith urban? >> yes, and then he said it's my sister. key can ask her. i said okay, i don't think she would lie to some old lady. >> she got snippy with him. then reed noticed his bodyguards. she said keith urban was really nice to her, stuck $5 in the donation box at the register, and happily took a picture with her. >> the only way this could get better is if keith urban writes a song called "ruth."
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>> he might. >> about a lady who accused him of stepping out on nicole s at >> t t charts. >> inspiration there for keith. >> yeah, he may lose his dog and his truck in, write what you kn. >> it's country. >> i love country music. >> me too. got a concert coming up in october. a birthday present. let's take a look at what's going on. can't wait ato see that. we have a little bit of smoke and a little fog out there sharing the sunrise this morning from sutro tower. becoming sunny except for the coast where the clouds will be more stubborn, and we'll have a huge summer spread today, about 37 degrees from the coast to inlbd. low clouds, fog, and drizzle will return to the same neighborhoods tonight and the heat wave that's still building we'll get relief from it for you this weekend. all right, here's that big spread. 61 at half moon bay to 99 at
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antioch. 86 in san jose. 74 in oakland. 93 in santa rosa. but 87 in napa. ifday afternoon game. a quick two-game set with the defending champs from houston. 60 at 12:45. warming to 66. full on sunshine, so take the sunglasses and the sunscreen. now, a few hours later7:, dodgers in town to take on the a's. 69 dropping done to 61. you want a light jacket or hoodie with you. tonight's temperatures will fall to the low to mid 50s in the north bay and mid to upper 50s for the rest of us, even 60s in san jose and antioch. want to show you what's going on with hector. still a 4 and still barreling towards hawaii. and it's going to hit it today all the way through thursday with up to 60-mile-per-hour winds, dangerous surf, and heavy rain. on the other side, 100 thursday for our hottest day. >> taking a look at the roads here this morning, we do still have a multi-car crash slowing things down on northboundingtonn
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ecking the speeds, you're down to about 14 miles per hour and you're jammed solid from state route 92, stop and go traffic on the southbound side as well from an earlier crash in the union city area. pretty typical here at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on at 5:26 this morning and mass transit looking okay. giants day game, additional overflow parking for the larkspur ferry. redwood high school, the east lot, then a free shuttle will take you to larkspur, pitch at 12:45 this afternoon. >> after months of eruptions, the lava at kilauea may be slowing down. take a look a this photo. this is what one of the volcanic craters looked like before it erupted and then three months later. since early may, the floor of the crater has dropped almost 1500 feet. the hawaii civil defense agency hes lava has destroyed 577 buildings. a michigan woman's heartwarming act of kindness has
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caught the attention of the world. >> she helped a disabled woman who had been turned away from a nail salon, and look at this photo. it's gone viral. it shows the walmart employee ebony harris skipping her lunch break to paint angela peters' nails. she suffer from cerebral palsy, had been turned away from the salon because the moncurest said she couldn't do her nails because her hands were too shaky. harris overheard the commotion and wanted to do something to help. >> we're not trying to bash the nail salon, not tying to make them lose customers, make them look bad, but maybe spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they're people too. >> i love this story. so sweet. peters and harris have a friendship now, reggie, and they plan to get together again. >> through that story y think she's achieved her goal of spreading awareness. >> up next, the seven things you need to know. >> first, our instagram picture of the day.
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6:57. if you're just joining us or heading out the door, here are the seven things to know before yougo. b.a.r.t. officials plan to introduce a $28 million safety and security plan this week. the plan calls for increased patrols, more cameras, and the use of facial recognition technology. number two, the man shot and killed on the lower deck of the bay bridge early yesterday morning has been identified as a texas resident. 31-year-old darryl stinet was from mesquite, texas, a suborn of dallas. his killer has not been arrested. >> the mendocino complex fire is now the largest wildfire event in california history. the complex fire includes the ranch and river fires which combined have burned 283,000 acres. number four, the newest version of spacex's falcon 9 rocket successfully blasting off into space from cape canaveral. this block five rocket can be used up to ten times. >> number five, it's back.
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look at the marine layer and letting go of a little drizzle and mist here and there, the closer you are to the coast. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. look at the summer sprid by 4:00. 50s around the coast and 90s inland. >> number six, a crash on the northbound side of the nimitz, just before you get to washington avenue in the san leandro area. one lane blocked along with the on ramp from state route 238. sounds like three to four vehicles involved and you're crawling approaching. >> number seven, wake up. a health alert about sleep because researchers at a university in england found people who slept ten hours or more on average per night were 30% more likely to die prematurely. researchers think people who sleep a lot might also by getting less exercise. it's a fine balance because if you sleep too little, you don't want to exercise either, like all of us. >> none of us need to know that, and none of you if getting ten hours of sleep. >> i would be willing to risk it, right? >> let's take that risk.
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let's do our own study. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. we'll be back in 25 minutes with an good morning, america. new wildfire warning. california's mendocino complex fire now the state's largest ever and a new wildfire exploding overnight. the race to rescue these hikers stranded by the flames. a helicopter swooping in just in time. and this morning, new concerns about four tropical systems brewing in the pacific. hurricane hector heading toward hawaii. ginger is tracking it all. explosive testimony. the special counsel's star witness takes the stand telling jurors he and president trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort, committed financial crimes for years. all the fallout as gates prepares to testify again this morning. we're live at the courthouse. a new twist in the missing college student mystery.
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