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miles an hour, seen from the international space station. >> we've got to take it very, very seriously. we're all working together at this point to make sure that we plan for the worst and hope for the best. >> reporter: kauai still recovering from april's record breaking rains that triggered devastating floods, now under a hurricane watch. >> the stores are being flooded with wepeople, all happening at this time. >> reporter: water is sold out, gas stations running out of fuel. hurricane hunters flying into the eye of the storm, tracking its intensity. >> forecasters to see what exactly is inside the storm and what's going on. until we get there. >> reporter: president trump tweeting to people in hawaii, please prepare yourselves. >> the president is deeply concerned for the well being of all hawaiians and has directed fema and administration officials to remain in close coordination with the state of hawaii and stand ready to support them in whatever they need. >> reporter: right now forecasters don't expect the storm to make landfall but say
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it could pass year maui is oahu later this week as a damaging category 2 hurricane. marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. this is inside the eye of hurricane lane, the storm was at its pea intensity at this point. >> spencer christian is hacking hurricane lane right now. what's the latest? there's a lot of people coming back from summer vacations. >> the storm is getting much closer to the island state right now. it's a very powerful and potentially dangerous storm, a category four hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. it's expected to pass a couple hundred miles southwest of the big island tomorrow morning and then it will continue on near maui, but to the west/southwest of maui on friday morning as a category two storm and then passing just barely southwest of honolulu on saturday as a category one, it will move out and weaken moving westward.
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this storm will come close enough to potentially produce a flooding rain, damaging wind, and high waves. so hurricane warnings are in effect for the big island, and most of the eastern half of the state, and hurricane watches are in effect for the western half of the state. and this color coding will show you that some locations, especially on the big island, could get 6 to 8 inches of rainfall in isolated spots. actually, isolated spots could see more than a foot and a half of rain, but generally, we're talking about six to eight, ten inches of rain in those areas, closest to the heaviest rain in the storm. we'll keep tracking and update you later in the program. >> despite the threats, a live look right frau frnow from sfo, travelers are still traveling to hawaii this afternoon. >> amy holly field as the story from oakland international where tourists were still heading out to the islands. >> carl rhinbul new he was not
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going to hawaii today. making the decision was much easier than actually rescheduling the flight. >> we were on the phone with customer service for about an hour now, trying to change our tickets, and i don't know what they're going to do with us or not, and they can't -- they're not letting us cancel the tickets. >> he says hawaiian airlines offered to waive the change fee, but he would have to take the trip by september 9th. he says he does not want to go see a possibly flooded, damaged hawaii. it's not just flights, tourists are worried about, some have prepaid activities planned and they don't want to lose the money. >> we're supposed to go to a li luau and snorkling trip. we'll see. >> it's not just vacations at stake. chapman has trained for this moment. >> going to the spartan race. hopefully that will happen. i'm not sure, but yeah, i want to do it so we're going to go. >> hurricane lane looks massive from space. the islands could get more than
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20 inches of rain from this storm. but this morning travelers like tina campbell, her mother-in-law, and two young sons, were still boardingto . just going to make the most of it. >> some passengers arrived here at the airport hoping the airline would make the decision for them. and when they saw that the flight was still going, they decided tonycancer collations. in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> that may come tomorrow depending on conditions. astronaut ricky arnold tweeted out this photo of hurricane lane early this morning, the storm looks more majestic from space than from the ocean. download the abc 7 news app for the latest conditions on hurricane lane and hawaii. if you have a trip planned to the islands in the next week, what are your rights if you need to cancel? "7 on your side's" michael finney will have the answers for you. the man accused of stabbing
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to death 18-year-old nia wilson at the mcarthur bart station could face the death news ath t hearing in the case. a large number of wilson's family showed up for the proceedings. prosecutors today added a special circumstances enhancement. that means if john lee cowell is convicted, he would be eligible for the death penalty, or life in prison without parole. cowell did not enter a plea today. the man accused of killing mollie tibbetts said his client was working here legally. immigration authorities say they have no record of that. tibbetts is the iowa college student who grew up in the bay area. all this coming as rivera made his first court appearance today. mo more. >> reporter: cristhian rivera made his first court appearance in iowa, and immediately his
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attorney made it political. >> the government has weighed in at the highest levels of a predisposition that this young man is guilty. >> he's accused of murdering mollie tibbetts, last seen jogging not far from her home. >> he ran alongside of her, or running. he in turn chased her down. >> rivera worked at a nearby dairy farm confessed to the crime and led them to her body. the owners of the family-run farm speaking out wednesday. >> we are small, six-generation farm. we are still shocked to learn that one of our employees was involved. >> adding, rivera was a good employee. >> he came to work every day. was on time. and got along with his co-workers. >> mollie's body was found in a corn field about ten miles outside of brooklyn, iowa where she was living. mollie's parents released a statement saying our hearts are boken, and thanked people for their thoughts and prayers.
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the president didn't waste any time politicizing the arrest. >> should have never happened. illegally in our country. >> rivera has been charged with first degree murder and bond was set at $5 million cash, if convicted he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole and he'll be back in court on august 31st. zachary kiesch, abc news, new york. >> molly dib beie tibbetts went more than a month ago. if you want to see a time lynn, go to impeaching president trump is not a priority for democrats, despite two of the president's former aides now facing jail time. abc 7 news was in san francisco today, where pelosi talked public policy. after her remarks, she addressed impeachment, saying she's focused on the investigation in russia's interference in the 2016 election. >> what we have to do is bring people together. if there's evidence that the
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president should be impeached, let that emerge. but for us, our responsibility is to improve the lives of american people, lower health care costs, increase their paycheck and make government work for them. >> yesterday trump's former campaign chief paul manafort was convicted of bank and tax fraud, also tuesday, trump's former personal lawyer michael cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance-related charges. in contra costa county health officials are trying to figure out how many people have crossed paths with a person who had a contagious case of the measles. the local resident may have exposed people at two different locations, chow restaurant in lafayette and john muir hospital in walnut creek. eric thomas is live at the hospital with more. eric? >> reporter: kristen, these two exposures would have been in the bay area. there are actually more. the person stopped in sedona, arizona first week of august and in los angeles county a couple days later before coming home to
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contra costa county. so the health departments in all three locations are investigatou meiod, one of the places where there was a measles exposure was here at john muir hospital. measles isn't just for kids, although babies are the most vulnerable. >> our concern, though, is anyone who's unvaccinated. that might be a baby under 1 year of age, is unvaccinated. most babies don't get vaccinated until one year of age. >> reporter: a resident with the measles visited the emergency department on august 11th from 11:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. the same person had a meal at chow restaurant in lafayette an august 14th. >> anyone who is not vaccinated or had past disease could have been exposed. >> reporter: the county health department found and interviewed everyone who could have been exposed at the hospital, but it's difficult to track down who was in and out of the restaurant. the measles virus is transmitted
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through the air and carries these symptoms. >> red eyes, fever, sore throat, rash that starts from the head and moves down the body. someone who has it could get serious complications, pneumonia, swelling of the brain, permanent disability. >> reporter: someone with the virus is contagious four days before and four days after the rash appears. folks who have been exposed won't be completely in the clear until september 5th. >> and they should check their umm immunization status or disease history and call their doctor if they feel like they're having any symptoms of measles. >> reporter: if you were born before 1957, you're considered to be safe. either you got the immunization or you had the measles. after that, well, they highly recommend getting the u immunization. if you're wondering when the last time was that contra costa faced a case, one in 2015 and another in 2014, and it was a big deal because in both cases those people were contagious
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when they rode bart. this time, not that way. live in walnut creek, eric thomas, abc 7 news. health officials are also warning about toxic algae in pittsburg. sky 7 was over the yacht club. county environmental officials teew that the blue-green algae level s 175 times over the safe limit. in fact, they say it's at the highest reading they've ever seen. health officials think a lot of sun plus warmer and stagnant water has fueled this growth. people and pets should avoid any contact with that water at both areas. much more ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, a bay area-based chain is going out of business. how customers will benefit starting tomorrow. back to school, time-saving hacks, the tips you need to know as your kids return to class. and hideous, or creative? a proposed sculpture is
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as you may have heard, orchard supply hardware stores are closing down. that chain started in san jose 87 years ago. but its parent company lowe's says it need to slim down. >> moving from san jose after 23 years. this morning, he found out he's not the only one leaving. all orchard supply hardware stores will soon be closing for good. >> it's for me sad. for the employees, for the people. >> orchard supply was founded in
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san jose in 1931. back then it was used by farmers to buy supplies. eventually it turned into a modern hardware store. home improvement retail giant lowe's purchased it in 2014. this morning lowe's made it official, all 99 orchard supply stores located in california, oregon and florida are expected to close by the end of the year. people we spoke with say they're going to miss the customer service. >> everybody knows me already here. >> they know what you want, right? >> yeah, they ask you, what are you lookin for? they go with you. >> reporter: lowe's president and ceo marvin elson said while it was a necessary business decisions, decisions that impact our people are never easy. we will be providing outplacement services for impacted associates and they will be given priority status if they choose to apply for othg g >> it's just part of my childhood, and my mom, and everyone that grew up here.
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you know, i just can't believe this is going away. >> reporter: customers can accept some perks, a store-closing steal starts tomorrow and will last ten weeks. in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. get ready for four full hours of the royals on abc 7. a documentary called "the story of the royals." the special looks at how the family is adapting to life in the 21st century, and peers into the relationship between prince harry and meghan markle, the duchess of sussex. >> i think of her as a person typical to the princess story because she made herself. so when a prince comes along, you know, that person's going to be enamored by this self-made, intelligent, articulate person, no, a prince didn't save her. i think she might have saved him in the end. >> the documentary will cover royal births, weddings and other
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milestones, the story premieres tonight right here on abc 7. watch part two tomorrow night at 9:00. a sculpture showing five bathtubs on stilts is slated to be installed on the water front, a lot of people are upset. a gofundme account for a campaign against the sculpture shows you the artwork there. it looks like the star wars walkers. the artist behind the work says it pays homage to the city's history, in addition to other goods. bathtubs were delivered via the river during the gold rush. next august? thumbs up, thumbs down. >> not for me to decide. but it's eye catching. >> very diplomatically put. >> well, for the people of petaluma to decide. >> my thumbs are on the clicker. >> you can't vote. >> i'm know kused on weather right you. >> and there's big weather news. hurricane lane is getting closer, where a hurricane warning is in effect which means
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that hurrica rain could occur there. western portion of the islands, hurricane watch is in effect. for the next three days, travel in that direction, or going out of the island, is iffy, here's a look at live doppler 7, mainly sunny skies over the bay and inland, clouds were slow to come back to the coastline. here's a view from the rooftop camera, a have you if you hapuff 66 in san francisco, 70 in oakland. mountain view, 72, 75 at san jose. 83 at morgan hill and 63 at half moon bay. opposite view, emeryville looking westward, bright skies, but there are lots of clouds there as well. 74 in santa rosa. 80 at fairfield. mid to upper 70s at concord and livermore. on more live view of low clouds and mid-level clouds from the east bay hills camera, forecast features, seeing low clouds, fog
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and drizzle overnight again. the pattern the last couple nights. cooler than average weather will be with us again tomorrow and slightly warmer weather inland over the weekend, but only by a couple degrees. take the forecast animation late night and overnight hours, a surge of low clouds and fog, not only moving across the bay, but pushing fairly well inland. and slow burn back to the coastline tomorrow, much like we saw today and that will give us by midafternoon mainly sunny skies. overnight, a chance of drizzle. lows will be mainly mid to upper 50s. tomorrow's 12-hour day planner looks like this, overcast in the morning with lots of clouds lingering in the midday hours. finally, late afternoon, brighter skies and skies will remain bright until june set tomorrow evening at 7:51. low 60s at the coast tomorrow. upper 60s to low 70s around bay shoreline. inland, warming up to upper 70s to about 80 in most locations. warmer farther north, lakeport
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hitting 88 and ukiah 85. seven-day forecast, little bit of increase in temperatures over the weekend. not much though. just a couple degrees warmer inland, 84, 85 degrees. mid-70s around the bay. and about 60 on the coast. and then it turns slightly cooler again on monday, and we'll have a steady pattern of cooler than average, but pleasant weather, early next week. and, of course, i'll keep updating hurricane lane and its approach, or its movement in the direction of hawaii. >> thank you, spencer. here's a question, four wheels or just two? oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven and maintained it. oh! under seven? (vo) and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study, adults lost on average up to 12 pounds.
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andee your kids healthy. doctor on demand is a new way to see doctors online, do it via phone or computer? >> yes, absolutely, phone or computer. you can have a video-based consult with a doctor online. >> kristen, thanks for coming in. i want to ask you to start back in the classroom, being outside playing means you're suddenly contacting germs, sharing the c crayola with the kid next to you, what happens? >> it can increase the risk they end up getting sick when they go back to school, especially with cold and flu season being around the corner. it's great, doctors can see patients online now. that can help save time. you don't have to go back into the waiting room with your traditional brick and mortar practice, but you can connect with a doctor online. >> what are the first signs your kid is getting sick or possibly coming down with something? >> runny nose, feeling more tired than usual, those are signs they're starting to get
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sick. >> for my kids, they stop wanting to eat, which for them is unusual. i want to ask you, is it time to think about flu season, what can you do to prevent the spread of flu and catching it? >> preventing the flu and trying to prevent the spread of germs is really important. wash your hands frequently. keep your kids home if they are sick. that's helpful, and can prevent the germs from spreading in the classroom too. >> the schools often say 24 hours fever free before you bring them back. some parents with child care issues say we're pretty close, but you do want to observe the rule. >> very important. >> time is in short supply, you're running around, getting lunch ready, clothes on, out the door. time-saving hacks. >> yes, i do. as you talk about running around in the morning, one of the bigger things is planning ahead for the week. on sunday evening, for example, having your kids set out their outfits for the week can help save time. planning meals ahead of time is great because you can plan healthy meals, keep them groezen
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and give them to the kids during the week without spending time cooking. >> some tips you're talking about could reduce your stress level. is there a link between your stress level and vulnerability to getting sick? >> there certainly is. stress level can certainly increase the risk of getting sick, and not getting enough sleep. if you can keep the extra five minutes in the morning by getting things ready the night before that can help decrease the risk of getting sick. >> we've got 30 seconds left. i do want to know, we've got to take care of ourselves too as parpts parents, if we're sick, no one to take care of the kids. what can parents do? >> it's just the same as you would do with your kids. make sure you're getting enough rest, too, keeping yourself away from those kids that might be sick, and trying to wash your hands frequently. >> all right, dr. kristen dean from doctor on demand, thank you for coming in today with these great tips. >> thank you. >> larry? >> thank you, kristen and kristen. an unusual sight during the monday evening commute on the bay bridge, drivers saw somebody biking on the lower deck, video of this person shared with abc 7
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news. the chp tells us the cyclist was a woman pedaling in the middle of traffic. officers received numerous calls, they stopped her before the treasure island tunnel. we spoke to the chp this afternoon, they say this could have ended very badly. >> this is the bay bridge, we're not talking about the bicycle pedestrian pass, it's a major free, five lanes, i would say she is extremely lucky she didn't get run over. >> the chp says the woman was incoherent when the officer stopped her. she was taken into custody, and given a mental health check. next on abc 7 news at 4:00, major questions this afternoon after verizon admits to throttling data speeds for firefighters in the fire zones. i'm laura anthony at the oakland coliseum with the a's and their fans on a major roll. live report coming up. and later, a brand new store in san francisco, but where are the employees?
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live, this is abc 7 news. headlines approaching 4:30, the price of freedom went up today for the man accused of killing mollie tibbetts. the judge increased the $1 million bond to a $5 million cash bond.
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prosecutors say he came to the u.s. illegally. the employers say they gave him a fake name. the body believed to be tibbetts was found yesterday. abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma tweeted this track of hurricane lane as it heads for the hawaiian islands, the toughest item to forecast is exactly when lane will make the left-hand turn. the sooner it turns the better, but all of the islands will be impact wed a lot of rain and wind, and perhaps some significant damage. take a look at the eye of the hurricane that the national oceanianic and atmospheric administration tweeted out today, noaa says it's near peak intensity. south bay firefighters say verizon restricted their internet service while they were at the mendocino complex fires, impacting their efforts on the fire lines. vic lee joins us now. >> reporter: well, larry, this is the blistering testimony
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which the chief of the santa clara county central fire department wrote in a court brief to support the county's lawsuit against the fcc, the federal communications commission. now, the county is one of many agencies and states suing the fcc to overturn the commission's repeal, the so-called net neutrality rules, this to ensure the equal treatment of internet traffic. the data throttling happened after the mendocino complex fires erupted last month. throttling, deliberately restricting data transfers. santa clara county firefighters saw internet data flow slow down dramatically. >> the speed was reduced to 1/200th of the full speed of the internet collection. >> council puts it another way. >> below dial-up, putting them back 20, 30 years in terms of
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internet access really. >> reporter: while the firefighters were battling what would become the biggest wildfire in the state's history. >> they started using personal devices to overcome the issue. >> reporter: the court filing, verizon officials said its department exceeded the plan limit. the command in communications rig called functioning, in this e-mail from the fire department to verizon an i.t. officer demanded remove any data throttling on oes-5262 immediately. verizon responded by suggesting the department upgrade its plan by more than doubling its bill to $99.99 a month. >> it's just ludicrous. their answer was, you know, upgrade your plan. >> reporter: county supervisor cindy chavez. >> the idea that verizon or any other provider can opt in or opt out of helping us do what the public demands is appalling.
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>> reporter: well, verizon issued a written statement which says, in part, and let me quote, we have a practice to remove data speed restrictions when contacted in emergency situations. in this situation we should have lifted the speed restriction. this was a customer support mistake. vic lee, abc 7 news. new york state investigators today subpoena michael cohen, president trump's former personal lawyer, as part of an investigation into the trump subpoena came after cohen's attorneys said their client had information that would be of interest to prosecutors. meanwhile, president trump is reacting to cohen pleading guilty to campaign finance-related crimes. abc ease tara palmeri has more on that. >> reporter: president trump implicated in campaign finance crimes of michael cohen. the president now speaking out, telling fox news the campaign finance violations, cohen pled guilty to, are not crimes. >> my first question when i
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heard about it was was did they come out of the campaign? because that could be a little dicey? they didn't come out of the campaign. white house spokesperson sarah sanders saying the president did nothing wrong. >> just because michael cohen made a plea deal doesn't mean that that implicate it is president on anything? >> reporter: the president lashing out on twitter, accusing cohen of making up stories in order to strike a deal with prosecutors. even mocking the man who worked for him for over a decade, tweeting if anyone is looking for a good lawyer, i would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of michael cohen. cohen faces jail time after pleading guilty in federal court monday to eight counts, including making illegal campaign contributions in coordination and at the direction for candidate for federal office. while not naming the president, cohen apparently referred to payments made weeks before the election to porn star stormy daniels and former playboy model karen mcdougal for their silence over the alleged affairs.
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the president -- they're forced for the president? >> high crimes and misdemeanors? >> i wouldn't go that far yet. >> reporter: cohen's lawyer lanny davis rejecting the possibility of a presidential pardon. >> he will not and does not want anything from donald trump. >> reporter: former presidential candidate incurring utah senate candidate mitt romney without naming trump or cohen called their behavior dis-honorable and illegal. a san francisco firm is being credited with stopping a cyberattack of the democratic national committee. according to mobile security company lookout one of its detection systems thwarted the hack. the hacking attempt was on a voter database of tens of millions of people. authorities say no information was compromised. party officials say the culprit is not clear at this point, but in a statement the dnc's chief
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security officer said the trump administration is not doing enough to protect american democracy. a man in italy is in custody after being caught on security video setting fire to a gas station. the man was seen spraying gas on the ground before lighting it up. police say he did it for revenge after a pump swallowed his cash and failed to give him gas the day before. >> that seems harsh. >> investigators tracked down the man by identifying his work uniform, criminal as well. this is scary, a police helicopter pilot in little rock, the video shows the helicopter hovering unsteadily off a takeoff platform. a man emerges, gesturing, land, land, cut the engine. look how it ends. the helicopter goes sideways, the tail snags the platform. police initially claimed the wind blew the helicopter over and that it had not left the ground but the video clearly shows otherwise. >> the pilot's going to be okay?
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these are fun times for fans of the oakland a's.
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a's fan in rst in the american particular is hoping this lasts a lot longer, laura anthony is there live. >> reporter: well, hi, larry, today's result not quite what the folks were hoping for. i'm out in the parking lot with the last of the tailgaters. despite today's game, there is plenty to be excited about for the a's and their fans. >> go, don't lose them, come on. >> to these folks, this is the best show in the bay area, the one that features the oakland a's and their battle for first place in the american league west. >> reporter: did you expect that this year? >> absolutely not. >> i have faith in them. i've been a ban since the bash brothers, and i have faith in my a's. they always try to bring it. keep the faith. >> square up. >> reporter: with lots of late game heroics, and running neck and neck with the houston astros, it's easy to say why the
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a's and their fans are on the roll. >> who's your favorite player? >> khris davis. >> why? >> because he's a really good watt batter. >> we've had some great teams, and this is one of my favorites. >> reporter: while the crowds could be bigger, a's president dave kavill says they've hit great milestones. >> some of the biggest days ever, the free game with over 45,000. >> reporter: the current win streak is especially sweet for long-time fans, the kind that don't need a pennant race to get excited about their team. >> this has been surprising and awesome and they're doing a great job. >> i made a bet with my friends, giants fans, i said the a's would have a better record, he said no way, but we're here. >> reporter: these fans are still in the mood to party, looking at the overall picture,
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dave kavill told us they are hoping the fan experience inside the coliseum, the product on the field, and their commitment expressed to stay in oakland will all combine to bring even more people out to the games. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> laura, i can see a few of the final tail geters there behind you, they only had 13,000 fans at this game. as much as dave kavill is eternally optimistic, i talked to them last week about what they need to do, what they can do, what's realistic in bringing the fans back, it seems clear this is going to take a while. there are a lot of die hands. for myself, you know, i really had a hard time when they traded josh donaldson and a lot of other players. you're a big a's fan as well. how long do you think it will take for fans to buy back into the team, and not only the players, but what management and ownership is doing? >> reporter: well, larry, i did talk to david about that as well. and i think they see this as a
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building process. i asked him, as the team was out on the field, are you guys committed to keeping these players, the chapmans, the mark hannah's, semiyen,all those guys, with the exception of khris davis, a free agent. he said, hey, we've got those guys for four or five years. barring a trade, he expects them to be here. that's one thing fans are looking for. i also think this commitment to build a stadium here in oakland for the first time we're hearing that loud and clear in the last few years, i think that commitment will go a long way toward helping them build this fan base back where it was, even four or five years ago. >> yeah, laura, they've got to sign khris davis again. you're going down the whole lineup. we may have to deputize you in the sports department, laura. >> reporter: okay, thanks. she was talking about the stadium, the a's are taking another step forward. they've hired b.i.g. to lead the
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design process, known for un- n conventional buildings. the team is looking at two possible sites. the howard terminal and the existing coliseum site, the same firm doing he warriors new arena in san francisco has also design for the athletics. all right, veterans organization, american legion, had their own baseball tournament, this is very interesting, desperate times call for desperate measures, proving true last night in the american legion world series championship game between delaware and nevada. >> now you see it and now you don't, delaware has the go ahead run on second, nevada's pitcher throws the ball away during a pick-off attempt. the pitcher had the ball the entire time and nevada tagged the runner out at third base. the replay shows why this was successful. everybody's doing a beautiful job of acting. the pitcher, the infielders, and now they've got the guy in a pickle. and they completely fooled the
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runner. that's the hidden ball trick. look at that guy, what happened there? delaware, though, got the last laugh. >> winning the game 1-0 in extra innings. >> don't fall for the hidden ball trick. >> hear that, little leaguers? >> and big leaguers too. i'm trying to remember, was it a giants game the other night they tried to run it against the giants and it didn't work. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. low clouds, if you're at the coastline, usual overnight push out over the bay, and overnight lows mid to upper 50s. tomorrow, lots of sunshine by late afternoon. early part of the day will be a big gray, highs ranging from low 60s at the coast, low 70s on the bay, low 80s inland. here's the seven-day forecast, mid-80s inland over the weekend, and back to below average again. show you video, something uplifting and rewarding i was involved in today. i was part of the disney team of heroes, delivering hospital care
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packages to the children's hospital in oakland today. this was part of the walt disney company's $100 million commitment to 445 children's hospitals across the country to transform the hospital experience for children and their families to make it more uplifting, comfortable and inspiring. the walt disney company owns abc 7. this was so heartwarming today. these kids captured my heart, and i was really happy to be a part of this team. >> look at those smiles. >> yeah, that must have been an awesome experience. >> it was awesome. i was a bit weepy at some points. >> i can see why. >> i can't wait to do it again. >> awesome. >> yeah. a south bay mountain top, and why some neighbors say it's been vandalized by a church group, next. i'm "7 on your side's" michael finney, as hurricane lane gets closer to hawaii, what do you do if oh! oh! ♪zeic! (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults
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hurricane lane is bearing down on hawaii. tourists already there, or those planning to go need to get prepared. to what rights to travelers have in this tough situation? >> "7 onichael fine knee is here with some
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answers. >> one day here, the other guy doesn't, it gets complex. each airline makes its own rules. things do get complicated. here's the basic rule. if the airline cancels a flight, you can get your money back, generally. if you cancel the flight, you can rebook for free. hawaiian american, united, alaska and delta, the flights must have been booked before august 21st for trips set to take place somewhere between the 21st and august 26th. it all depends on the airline. some are only giving two days, the 23rd and 24th, others up to six days. you can rebook. moat airlines also require the rebooking take place within a couple of weeks. now, hotels can be tough on this. many locations in hurricane zones have policies of state. if they're open during a storm, no refunds. check your hotel small print. excursions, attractions and local tourists tend to shut down on hurricanes, but reopening on
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their own schedule can be any day, you can generally get any prepayments refunded without a problem. those who bought travel insurance, they're in good shape, but there are still a couple of catches. the insurance must have been bought before the hurricane was named, i.e. hurricane lane, and the coverage is capped at twice what was originally paid for the trip. now, travelers who haven't left yet will use their trip cancellation coverage. those already in hawaii will be covered by changes caused by resort of the storm. now, if you are having a problem with the refund or rebooking, i want to know about it. my "7 on your side" hotline is open monday through friday 10:00 to 2:00. that number is 415-954-8151. or reach me on facebook or on for the airlines, it's all in the contract of carriage, which is like two pages of -- >> the fine print nobody reads. >> and they're all different. >> reenforces your point you always make, about buying travel insurance for big trips. >> if you're going to hawaii,
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really consider it. >> thank you, michael. sure. south bay neighbors are accusing a church group of vandalizing a bay area mountain top. amanda del castillo has the story. >> reporter: it all happened, a bic link wide poured across the surface of this rock. >> we had visitors over the weekend who put some olive oil on one of the boulders atop the mountain. >> it didn't take long for visitors to take notice or track down those responsible. here's a look at jubilee bridges public facebook page. you will notice a handful of users critical of the morgan hill church's actions, page administrators are acknowledging the church did something wrong. >> i was appalled to think that any type of religious organization would vandalize a public space in the name of their religion. >> reporter: rebecca evans says
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there's irony in the issue. it's a sacred native american site. this weekend's events have led to a public reminder. >> pack out what they pack in, not leave any waste at the preserves, and that makes it a more enjoyable experience for everyone and protects the environment. >> reporter: we've reached out to jubilee to ask why its members poured anything. amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. the jubilee bridge church is apologizing for what happened. in a statement on their facebook page the church says it was not our purpose or intent to disk t respect the land in any way. we extend our apoll eyes to the amah mutt -- mutsun tribe. do you hate waiting in long lines to get lunch? of course you do. you probably aren't alone. ahead, new technology being tried out in san francisco that
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could spread soon, all across the bay area. and dan is here with what we have coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. we're staying on top of new developments in the mollie tibbetts case, the president'sl. are lines at the dmv getting better? what happened -- some san francisco tourists say something is missing from their summer vacation. what is that? those stories and more when kristen and i see you for this is long distance with the best wifi experience, long-distance relationship. plus the most free shows to stream. and with savings on wireless, this is a relationship with more money to spend on the important things.
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>> there's nobody there and you go in and you pay, and it comes right out, and it took me, what, two minutes. >> reporter: now, another company called zippin will be the first to use checkout free technology, meaning everything is done through their app. >> scan yourself in, and then walk in. >> reporter: overhead cameras and sensors track your location and what items you pick up. >> as soon as i pick this up, what actually is happening is the cameras know i have picked this item, and the sensors on the shelf also confirm it. >> reporter: those sensors know the price of the item and charge you once you leave the store. >> just simply step out of the door, and you're done.
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>> reporter: zippin says it wants to create a frictionless experience, get rid of that grit, you know, like the little things that bother you when you come to the supermarket, or interact with people. >> the lines, i think, the biggest issue is time, checkout lines are long. >> reporter: so we're going to test them to see how long it takes him to grab lunch. go. the ceo says this store will open south of the market area next month, ahead of amazon go, pulling out its cashierless stores, how did he do? out the door, 16 seconds. can't beat that. but don't expect to find a whole chain of these stores anytime soon. this is a concept store with a purpose of selling its artificial intelligence technology to other retailers at a cheaper price. >> the amount of hardware cost that's needed to deploy our solution is far lower than other solutions available in the market. >> reporter: he says the
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technology will help to serve more people while saving time. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> cool, thanks for joining us. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts right now. nancy pelosi and the democrats want to abolish the brave men and women of i.c.e. >> the murder of mollie tibbetts reigniting the immigration debate, reaction from the house minority leader as the suspect makes his first court appearance. tracking the storm, taking t live doppler 7, drew tuma has the latest on hurricane lane. health ahert, the two places officials say you may have been exposed to the measles. and -- >> no, not yet. we're hoping, we have our fingers crossed. one thing many tourists say is missing from their san francisco vacation right now. >> announcer: live where you live. this is abc 7 news. right now at 5:00, the man accused of murdering 20-year-old mollie tibbetts makes his first
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court appearance, a case now fueling the flames of the immigration debate. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. take a look at video from the iowa courtroom today where we got our first look at 24-year-old cristhian rivera. a judge increased his bond from $1 million to $5 million after prosecutors argued rivera was a potential flight risk. >> a court document filed today by rivera's lawyer claims he was working here legally. that's something in dispute with immigration officials. >> tibbetts spent part of her childhood here in the bay area before moving to iowa. her family released a statement. >> it reads in part our hearts are broken. on behalf of mollie's entire family, we thank all of those from around the world who have sent their thoughts and prayers for our girl. >> now, the immigration status of the man accused of killing tibbetts has president trump and house democratic leader nancy pelosi in a twitter war. >> melanie woodrow attended an event with


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