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security guard and former police officer killed in oakland. the public memorial for kevin nishita. kumasi: scott peterson resentenced. the message for his family and former mother-in-law. reggie: covid cases up more than 80% nationwide. some hospitals are overwhelmed. the threat as we head into the winter and the pushback to the president's vaccine mandate. >> we are still seeing lingering showers this morning. mike is tracking that and the atmospheric river that is said to drench our area in a few days. reggie: good morning. you are watching abc seven mornings on who and wherever you stream. kumasi: we have to hear about this drench. so dramatic. mike: sunday, yes. monday, tuesday, for sure. we could get some snow, some thunder, some hail. it will be a fun storm to talk
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about, at least from my perspective. this morning, not so fun. we have a one on the storm impact scale. through the morning commute, drizzle and showers. that means some slick spots and poor visibility. some fog will form mainly down in the south bay and the east bay where we will see the best radar returns right now. you can see a little bit of clearing across the north bay where fog is forming. get ready for that. temperatures at 7:00 in the mid-40's low 50's. you can see the sunshine increasing toward lunch and the breezes will increase. a brisk lunch with temperatures 52 to 55. brisk this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies. this evening, we are dropping into the 40's by 7:00. some frosty temperatures on the way. reggie: a public memorial is going to be held for kevin nishita, the security guard and
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former police officer killed while working with a tv news group. he was shot in oakland last month. this killer has not been found. he previously worked as a police officer in hayward,,, and san jose. his memorial will be at the san jose civic theater and we will stream it live on abc7news.com and the bay area app. today, the country will honor the late senator bob dole. he will lie in state at the capitol rotunda. kumasi: he passed away sunday at 98 years old. as abc news reporter em win reports, he was a world war ii veteran and presidential nominee who served. reporter: good morning. having served over 30 years between both chambers of commerce, a ceremony is slated to start later this morning. a final farewell to bob dole, the former senator will lie in state today in the u.s. capitol
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where president biden will speak at the ceremony in his honor. pres. biden: bob dole was an american giant. a man of extraordinary courage, both physical and moral courage. reporter: he served in world war ii where the data filled cost of the use of his right arm. he had earned two purple hearts for his heroic efforts. >> of all the titles i have had, the one i am most proud of is the title of veteran. reporter: he ran for president four times, lehner -- later earning the presidential medal of freedom from the man who beat him. >> i, robert j dole, do solemnly swear. sorry, wrong speech. reporter: contributes pouring in since his death on sunday, the kansas congressional delegation honoring him with a wreath-laying ceremony at the world war ii memorial. arc on his final at-bat,
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"meaningful change came's -- in his final op-ed, "meaningful change comes from the heart." for friday, a funeral service at washington national good day drought. -- washington natural cathedral -- washington national because cathedral. kumasi: the california supreme court overturned his death sentence last year due to jury misconduct. yesterday, peterson came face-to-face with his murder his wife's family for the first time in 17 years. inside the courtroom, his former mother-in-law blasted him for the deaths of her daughter and unborn grandson, saying "no matter what happens in the future, they will always be dead and you will always be there murderer."
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peterson says he's innocent and that is a claim that family members echoed outside the courtroom. >> he has been in prison for a crime he did not commit. that is a heavy load to bear. kumasi: peterson made no formal statement. his attorney says the judge would not allow it. he will remain in the county jail until his appeal for a new trial. reggie: officials say even though the omicron variant does not seem as dangerous as delta, it appears to spread faster and that could pose a serious threat for hospitals. there is a new threat to president biden's vaccine mandate. here is mona kosir-abdi. mona: this morning, senators on both sides of the aisle taking the stand against president biden's vaccine mandate for prizes -- for private businesses. two democrats partnering -- crossing party lines to repeal the mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees.
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>> we have set a very clear bipartisan message on behalf of the people that this mandate needs to be stopped. >> some of the anti-vaxxers here in this chamber reminds me of what happened 400 years ago when people were clinging to the fact that the sun revolved around the earth. mona: even if the house overturns the mandate, the white house says president biden will use his veto power to keep the mandate in place. covid cases are up 83% nationwide since october. the governors of maine and new hampshire activating the national guard to help hospitals. in massachusetts, one hospital is at 120% capacity. >> if you look at the top five states for covid deaths, they are hovering around 50% vaccination rate. i expect we will see substantial differences in the size of holiday surges this winter based
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around the proportion of patients who are vaccinated. mona: hospitals stress most new patients are unvaccinated. doctors say the delta variant is driving the surge, not the newly discovered omicron variant. early data shows omicron may be more transmissible, but is less severe. while the pfizer study immigrates -- illustrates omicron chips away at vaccine effectiveness, booster shot improves. due to evidence that omicron cases could double in the coming days. a new study finds the coronavirus attacks fat tissue. researchers say it could actually why overweight people are at high risk. mona kosir-abdi, abc news, new york. kumasi: if you are hitting the roadways, here is something to keep in mind. new data from the national safety council says the number of deadly crashes is up and it is despite fewer drivers on the road. amy hollyfield is joining us live with more on this. amy: hi.
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it is rough out here. maybe rougher than we really realize. people not behaving well out here on the streets. the number of fatal car accidents in 2020 was at 7.2% from 2019 and that was the year of the lockdown. this year in 2021, the number went up significantly. the first six months of this year, fatal car accidents are up 18%. research showed that driving behavior has changed during the pandemic. people are not wearing their seatbelt as much. they are speeding more. a professor at stanford told us he thinks this could be because of the pandemic and that discontent people are feeling. >> if i do not have to get a vaccinated, i do not have to stop at red lights, i do not have to obey speed limits. that attitude about not having social response ability is very dangerous. amy: there is no rhyme or
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reason. there is no peak time, there is no peak place for these crashes. the data shows fatalities are up on city roads, rural areas, highways, back roads, day or night, among every age group between 16 and 65. it is all over the place. something to think about as you drive away today. has your behavior changed? are you being as safe as he used to be before the pandemic? something to be thinking about today. i did not realize this was happening, but that is what the research is showing. reporting live from the east bay, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. kumasi: this morning, there is a plea for more blood donations. the american red cross says the blood supply is the worst it has been in more than a decade and it has forced some hospitals to delay lifesaving treasuries -- lifesaving surgeries. the red cross will be giving
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donors a three t-shirt between december 17 and january 2. if you donate before then, you will get a $10 amazon gift card. people are encouraged to sign-up up for donation appointments by visiting redcrossblood.org. mike: let's take a look at live doppler 7 and get you ready for that commute. you can see a definitive dropping off of the radar returns as the drier cooler air is rushing into the north bay already. south of there, there is still a lot of drizzle and even some heavier showers around the south bay, especially in the higher elevations. if you have to drive through higher elevations, expect the intensity of the rain to be a little more aggravating and harder to deal with. maybe use the windshield wipers on a higher speed. you can see how quickly this dissipates. increasing sunshine throughout the day. it comes at a price and the price is it is going to be breezy the closer you are to the coast. winds will jump up around 40 miles an hour from time to time.
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some blowing sand possible. rainfall amounts, there is not a lot left in the system. it will become a wind maker this afternoon. but those winds will bring drier air. that is why we will need the sunglasses later today. you can see the fastest winds along the coast, 20, 30, 40 miles an hour while the rest of us will have gusts around 15 to 30 miles an hour. it will make temperatures feel even chillier. we will not warm up much. we are already around 50 to 53 in san francisco and 47 in healdsburg p53 in richmond and san leandro. highs will be around 55 to 59 degrees. when you step outside, it will not feel much er a wartiit breezy and windy conditions. this is a high wind advisory as you make your way to the foster city side. about a 15 minute drive from a later in 101. traffic is moving at the limit.
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no traffic at the golden gate. they picked up the road work in the northbound direction so it is smooth sailing into san francisco. eventually, we will have four lane southbound and two lanes in the northbound direction. let's look at? because it is snowing. we have chain requirements on all major? freeways give yourself plenty of time. if you know someone heading westbound on 80, there is a jackknifed big rig in the truckee area and a the poor -- a detour in place. delays westbound 80 in truckee. reggie: a new color of the year. the shade that is supposed to symbolize change, innovation, and a feeling of newness. kumasi: tourists on edge after another shooting in cancun. they chaotic moments when gunfire broke out on the beach. reggie: the holiday spirit shining bright at this north bay home, but it is not just a home, but it is not just a pretty display. mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you
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looking for a young man accused of touching a young girl inappropriate as she was walking home from school. the encounter happened yesterday around 7:45. the girl says the man touched her and held her hand. and then said to come to his apartment. she broke away and ran, telling staff at her school. they called the police. he is described as being six feet tall, wore a blue surgical mask, and black colored pants with a white stripe down the legs. tourists are on edge after another shooting at a resort in cancun, mexico. gunmen on jet skis open fire on the beach. reporter: in this morning's gma first look, gunfire in a tourist paradise. >> there was a lot of panic, a lot of people screaming and running, kids crying. reporter: jones was on vacation with his wife and kids. jones sharing the moments he heard gunfire outside his hotel room.
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his family out at the pool. >> i immediately jumped out of bed, went to the balcony and told them to get down and try to find cover. reporter: mexican authorities carrying long guns surrounding the jet skis used by the gunmen before they opened fire near the popular grand oasis hotel. no one was hurt. national guardsmen lined the beach as tourist continued their vacations. >> do not take your safety for granted. everything can change in an instant. reporter: coming up, a live report from mexico with the very latest. with your gma first look, i am victor oquendo, abc news, cancun. kumasi: former seco -- former silicon valley powerhouse is set to become the next ceo of hewlett-packard. she has long been a republican and ran for governor of california in 2010, losing to sherrod brown. she endorsed hillary clinton for president in 2016.
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women also donated to biden's presidential campaign. we will have more reasons to get outside. california has pledged more than half $1 billion to create parks. money will go to park projects across the state including bay point berkeley, fremont, oakland, richmond, san francisco, and san leandro. california's natural agency says five and $48 million will build a total of 12 new parks with a focus on underserved communities. reggie: the christmas spirit is alive and well at one north bay home. kumasi: as tim johns tells us, there is more to the story than holiday cheer. it is also helping to build a bay area -- build a better bay area. >> for the fast 20 years, heather campbell has been hard at work transforming her home into a christmas kabul. >> it has gotten bigger and bigger. reporter: this year, she estimates she has put up about 100,000 lights. family tradition that started
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with a simple request from her son. >> my oldest son came to his dad and said, why don't we have any christmas lights. my husband went to kmart and put up a couple of lights. i am like, we can do better than that. reporter: and she did. over the years, the home has become a favorite stopping point for families all around cat aloma. something that helps put them in the holiday mood. >> it is really cool. i have been here almost every year they have been doing this. reporter: it is not just the christmas spirit that drives campbell to do this every year. outside the house, visitors will find a small donation box collecting money for a local nonprofit, working to help people in need with the appropriate resources. >> people need to be kind to each other. be nice. there is a lot of bad stuff going on. this, i can control. reporter: despite the hard-working costs to put together, campbell she says she loves bringing a smile to people's faces and does not plan on stopping anytime soon. >> i feel like if i do not do
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it, that i will be in trouble with the whole neighborhood. reporter: tim johns, abc 7 news. kumasi: i know we are trying to enjoy december am about the new year is right around the color and color and design experts have announced a new color to best represent 2022. let's see what it is. it is called very perri and it is a mix of dynamic pair wrinkle blue with red. it symbolizes change, innovation, and a feeling of newness. every year, the institute selects a color based on local trends and it is the first time ever that the institute has created a mix of colors. expect to see this color on microsoft apps, windows, and possibly your neck powerpoint presentation. reggie: i like that. kumasi: i will see how this makes me feel. reggie: it is coming over you. kumasi: by file sense of newness. i feel -- i do feel a sense of
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newness. i feel calm. reggie: i am into it. i tend to like blues anyway. blues and purples i am into. are you thinking of that is the same color? no? that is blue. kumasi: it is close. reggie: we are going in that direction. mike: i'm trying. let's talk about what is going on weather-wise. let's start with the winds. they are gusting to 28 in san francisco. 30 in oakland. that is the cold front coming through. that is the dry air taking away the fog. the visibility in santa rosa was down to a mild half an hour ago. it has clearly lifted as the drier air evaporates any moisture that is hanging around in that area. it has not made it to the south bay. you can see here on 101, it is still pretty wet. 1/10 of an inch of rain fell in san jose, one of our higher
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amounts. early drizzle today. sun and wind will increase. you will need the sunglasses. calm her -- calmer and cold. watch out for some frost and the rain arrives monday and moves north to south across our neighborhoods. today, chilled sunshine because of the breezes. we will have a few clouds and temperatures around 58 degrees. tonight, 30 in santa rosa. i am sure we will have some frost in the san ramon valley. places like palo alto and stanford will drop into the mid and possible low 30's. those are some areas that could have some frost as most of us dip into the low 30's to low 40's. the key to the atmospheric river, it always installs. yesterday, it stalled in the north bay. today, the models have it stalling right on top of the bay. rainfall amounts have been adjusted and they are heavier in the bay and also in the south
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bay than yesterday. as we get closer and we fine-tune this forecast, you can see there will be some changes coming our way. we know it will be a two sunday, two monday, a two tuesday morning. it will turn over to a one as the cold air comes in and we get some snow on our mountains. kumasi: the seven things to know this morning. reggie: christmas card come back. the [laughing and talking] at kaiser permanente, your entire care team is connected, so even a routine appointment can save your life. and i see you're due for a mammogram. should we schedule it? a leader in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. when you open a jar of better than bouillon you open-up dinner time to great flavor. chicken, beef, roasted garlic, sauteed onion.
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kumasi: 5:24. here are the seven things to know. a memorial will be held for kevin nishita, the security guard killed while working with a tv news crew. the memorial is at noon at the san jose civic theater and it will be streaming at abc7news.com. reggie: oakland medical center have been diagnosed with covid-19. they are only experiencing mild symptoms. we are told all were vaccinated and boosted. kumasi: two democrats voted with republicans to repeal president biden's vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees. the white house says president biden will use his veto power to keep the mandate in place if the house joins the senate. reggie: closing arguments in the
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trial of their nose founder elizabeth holmes will start in one week. yesterday, the defense rested its case. mike: waking up to drizzle and showers. this one on the storm impact scale will leave us with slick spots until 9:00 this morning. >> we are following your thursday morning traffic with an accident at the dublin interchange at westbound 580 in the clearing phases. you can see considerable backups. kumasi: jeopardy will stick with his current cohost for the rest of the season. mayim bialik and ken jennings will share hosting duties as the search continues for alex trebek's replacement. you can watch jeopardy weeknights at 7:00. reggie: the blue origin launch originally scheduled for today got pushed to saturday because of high winds at the launch site in texas. you can watch it this weekend.
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abc news will cover it online starting at 6:30 on saturday morning. kumasi: this massive brownie gives new meaning to getting baked. it is a three foot, and believed to be the world's largest thc infused brownie. thc is a compound in cannabis that produces the sensation of feeling high. this brownie has 20,000 milligrams of thc, which is a lot considering that most people only take five to 10 a milligrams in an edible. reggie: look at this. man. -- look at this bearded man. everyone looks so happy. kumasi: that does not look like it was in the oven too long. reggie: if we are going to have this, then we also need a pizza
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and some wings that are this big because of the out-of-control munchies. kumasi: you are right. reggie: you did not think about that. kumasi: you would think that christmas cards would be a thing of the past, but that is not the case. reggie: apparently, millennials are bringing the tradition back. according to the greeting card association, only 1.6 billion cars are sent over the holidays. while we think of millennials as not really into snail mail, they are spending a lot more than boomers, about six dollars per card. retailers say cars are up about 14% this year from 2019. kumasi: at first i was thinking about christmas cards. but i really like a nice beautiful card. i will spend on that. reggie: you cannot afford that. this is not for all of the family and friends. this is just that one special person. i think that is fine. by the way, you will not get a card from me.
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announcer: building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> that attitude having social responsibility is very dangerous. reggie: reckless behavior linked to the pandemic. the scary stats that we are seeing on the road. kumasi: day two of testimony in the trial of former police officer kim potter. the testimony from the mother of the man she shot and killed. reggie: some of you are seeing
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rain this morning, but it is nothing like what we will get this weekend. mike is tracking a multi-day super soccer. kumasi: good morning. it is thursday, december 9. abc seven mornings is live right now on hulu and wherever you stream. reggie: let's start with the forecast. mike: good morning. some of our super commuters coming into the altamont pass will run into some drizzle and light rain. the same thing as you move through the dumbarton bridge, whether you are heading toward redwood city, palo alto, or fremont. this is all sliding down to the south. it is a one on the storm impact scale. it brings a chance of drizzle and showers until 9:00. enough to bring us some slippery conditions. but the breezes are kicking in and taking away any chance of fog. here is your planner. we will keep the rain and storm impact for 7:00 and sunshine on the menu for lunch. 51 to 55.
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4:00, 53 to 56. not much warming today, even though we have one of the brightest days in our future and cooling quickly back into the 40's to near 50 by 7:00. we will take a look at future radar and map out the atmospheric river for you. kumasi: president biden and vice president harris will be meeting with the white house covid response team for an update on the omicron variant. we are waiting to learn more about the variant, including transmissibility. the fda could authorize booster shots for 16 and 17-year-olds as soon as today. pfizer made the request for this age group two weeks ago. kaiser is reporting 11 cases among staff at its oakland medical center tied to an out-of-state wedding. the hospital says most of the cases are omicron, but staff members are experiencing mild symptoms. we are told all were fully vaccinated and boosted. 200 million americans are fully vaccinated according to cdc data.
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federal data shows about 1.9 million shots are being administered every day. our roads are getting significantly more dangerous. new numbers show traffic deaths are up 18% for the first six months of this year. reggie: it does not make sense. fewer of us are driving in more of us are dying. amy hollyfield was on the roads this morning with some of the reasons why this could be happening. amy: are you wearing your seatbelt? have you been speeding? research shows that people are driving more recklessly since the pandemic started. data is showing the number of fatal car accidents in 2020 was up 7.2% from 2019 and that was the year of the lockdown, when people were in their homes. in 2021, the number went up again significantly the first six months of this year. fatal car accidents were up 18%. a psychiatry professor at
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stanford told us he thinks the pandemic is to blame. he is saying that the health risks that people are facing is causing them to shove other risks over to the side. >> the risk of getting infective, dying, contaminating other people in our families, you push aside the other everyday risks like driving 100 miles an hour. amy: he also thinks they rebellious and it we are seeing -- the rebelliousness we are seeing could be to blame. people are saying i do not have to wear a mask, i do not have to get vaccinated. they are translating that into other areas of their lives, such as driving, feeling i do not have to stop at red lights. attitudes are changing and the data reflects that with fatal crashes going up. something to think about as we go about our day today. reporting live, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. reggie: a covid vaccination
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clinic in oakland has closed. there are a lot of -- there is a lot of finger-pointing about why that is happening. kumasi: this comes at a time where demand for vaccines is high. j.r. stone went digging for answers. j.r.: this was once one of the main vaccination clinics next to oakland city hall. the clinic has closed permanently. the site run by the third party group covid clinic, the first, second, and third doses to individuals and have given more than 800 shots. as to why they would close at a time when there was such strong demand, that is where there is currently finger-pointing. officials said in a press release, "covid clinic in downtown oakland abruptly closes due to staffing and vaccine shortages." but the clinic says that is not the case. city reps clarified what happened saying the clinic asked the city to stay open until the end of the month with an option to stay into 2022 if demand was
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still high. those from covid clinics say if an option to stay longer was put in place, they would not have left. but oakland's fruitvale district will offer testing and vaccines well into 2022. the staff has been moved there. it is just one in a number of confusing situations involving covid vaccination locations. on monday at san mateo medical center, there is a staff shortage at the vaccination clinic run by the hr support group, separate of the hospital. because of the staff shortage, the clinic was unable to open. 180 appointments for first, second, or third shots had to be rescheduled. county officials tell us they have been told the issue has been addressed and there is no longer a problem. those with the covid clinic told me they want to give the best service possible and can do that in the fruitvale district
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knowing they have a contract well into 2022, something they did not have near city hall. i did go online and there were available appointments at walgreens locations in oakland this week for vaccines and boosters. j.r. stone, abc 7 news. kumasi: law enforcement authorities in marin are investigating a case involving parents who knowingly sent a covid positive child to class. around 75 students at neil cummins elementary had to quarantine over thanksgiving break after being exposed to the student. the marin county district attorney says she is aware of the potential or the -- health order violation and will review it. reggie: postponed again. lyft says employees will not have to go back to the office until 2023. a spokesperson told abc 7 news, "we want to give people a choice for next year." offices will open as planned in
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february, but working from the office will be optional for all 2022 to a kumasi: day two of testimony will get underway in the trial of kim potter. she is the police officer on trial for shooting and killing daunte wright. we saw dramatic new video the moments before the shooting. here is abc news reporter philip of. some of this video is hard to watch. >> sit down. reporter: newly released video shows the moments after former minnesota police officer kim potter shot and killed 20-year-old daunte wright. >> oh my god. oh my god. reporter: the jury shown new body camera footage of potter sobbing after shooting wright in the chest in a traffic stop last april. she faces first and second degree manslaughter charges. the defense says potter mistook the taser for her gun, saying in her 26 years on the force, she has never fired either while on duty.
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>> she made a mistake. this was an accident. she is a human being. reporter: the prosecution arguing potter should have known the difference, showing these photos, noting the differences in weight and color. >> to her side is where she kept her gun. her left side is where she kept are taser. she was trained about the risks of pulling the wrong weapon. reporter: the defense placing the blame on wright, arguing if he had not fought the arrest, he was still be alive. he was pulled over for an illegal air freshener on his rearview mirror and an expired tag. police realized there was a warrant for his arrest on a weapons charge. his mother was emotional when she took the stand. >> i wanted to protect him because that is what mothers do. reporter: philip, abc news, new york. kumasi: a court case happening here at home. closing arguments in elizabeth
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holmes trial set for next week. the response when asked about the final day of testimony. reggie: a new study about what gets people going at the gym. the simple secret that could encourage you to work out regularly. mike: let's take a look at what is going on. we have a shower moving southeast across the dumbarton bridge and it will head through the heart of the south bay. it should be within a minute. santa clara in about 10 minutes. the heart of san jose about 10 to 15 minutes and it will keep sliding to the south over the next 45 minutes or so. that will be the end likely of our most organized wet weather as you can see on future radar, there is spotty showers possible until 9:00. then that rush of cool dry air that will bring us some shine -- sunshine this afternoon. around the coliseum, it looks pretty wet even though we have had one 100th of an inch i ran around oakland. your commute planner for today, we will keep that one up there through the morning commute.
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it will be breezy and choppy as we are taking the ferry. there is no fog to contend with and there are some damp spots for your stops on mass transit. 49 in lafayette. everyone else around 50 to 52. 49 in montague. 47 at santa rosa. if you notice today, we only warm into the north bay from the 40's this morning. you will be the coolest to the mid-50's from noon until 4:00 and dropping back into the mid-40's with stars around 8:00. we have a couple of quiet days other than some frost and that atmospheric river coming our way this weekend. let's find out about the commute. >> good morning. just go to the bay bridge. we have a check-in this morning and it is very light. no metering lights yet and traffic is flowing nicely. there are a few bright lights before the tunnel westbound, but the western side is moving
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pretty nicely. mike just showed you 880 past oakland. if you are traveling to the airport, looking good. the headlights are telling that heading southbound. no reports of any accidents. we have a trouble spot. it is very slow over the all tomorrow. that is typical for your commute. this accident is westbound 580 near the dublin enter charge ad hoc yard -- at hockey yard. you can see you are still backed up to tassajara. give yourself some extra time all this traffic starts to thin out. out. one... two... whatcha got for me, whatcha got? watch those eyes... healthier is doing what you have to do while doing what you want to do. you're going to do just fine, you will. ♪ this is what healthier looks like. ♪
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stephanie sierra was in court. stephanie: elizabeth holmes got her last chance to make an impression on the jury. the prosecution using final moments to ask questions about some of the most compelling evidence. we asked her on her way out how she thought it went. >> how do you think your final day of testimony went? any comment? >> no. stephanie: elizabeth holmes walked out of federal court holding onto family with little to say about her final hours on the stand. the government of the defense wrapped up their questioning, signaling the trial is one step closer to a verdict. >> everyone sitting in the audience was happy. there was a small stifled cheer. stephanie: ellen kreisberg is a professor at the school of law. she explains closing argument are next followed by deliberations. >> the evidence is complete and the judges are giving the lawyers quite a bit of time to prepare the instructions.
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stephanie: could the extra time give the defense an advantage? >> having them sit with her testimony in a positive way without the government putting together the argument may give some advantage to the defense. stephanie: a key argument is holmes believed in the success of her own product. but a required -- retired biotech executive says the lack of solid evidence proving that success could hurt her case. she got her phd in chemical engineering, the same department holmes dropped out of. >> there was no technology. she is trying to make the case that she believed in it, but there was no basis for that. everything she did was things that were known before, they just combined. think that other people knew how to do. stephanie: experts question whether her only other defense will hold true to the jury, the allegations her former boyfriend and coo controlled and sexually abused her. >> it will be elizabeth holmes versus the 29 witnesses that the government has put on.
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stephanie: stephanie sierra, abc 7 news. kumasi: this is sad. more than one dozen animals have died after being trapped in this burning barn. it happened yesterday in a small community east of antioch. by the time firefighters responded, the structure was already three quarters engulfed. about 15 cattle were not able to hurt themselves out and save themselves. reggie: a 66-year-old father and his 33-year-old son are under the rest on suspicion of starting a massive caldor wildfire earlier this year. they are accused of reckless arson. the caldor fire burned more than 220,000 acres near lake tahoe. more than 1000 buildings were destroyed and the fire forced the evacuation of south lake tahoe. the d.a. did not provide details. their attorney says they are innocent. >> these people called in the
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fire on 911. they called it in. the call dropped a couple of times and they kept calling back. they also warned some of the campers in the area that there was a fire. reggie: the men are being held with bail set at $1 million each. charges have not been filed. kumasi: getting to the gym can feel like a chore, but a new study has found a way to get people back into the gym using money. the behavioral study revealed exercise increased by 9% offering an incentive of $ on amazon. reggie: what does that mean? kumasi: it looked into the attendance of over 60,000 people over four weeks. some of the best methods included planning ahead, setting reminders, and incentives for not missing more than one workout session. reggie: what do you mean? kumasi: $.22. a minute? reggie: a second?
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[laughter] what? mike: if i just sit in the hot tub for a couple of hours, i get paid? kumasi: it is technically in the gym. reggie: not that i have -- mike: not that i have been in the gym for two years. reggie: a $.22 amazon gift card? kumasi: i am with you. a second. mike: how many gift cards are you going to have? reggie: we will compile them. mike: here you go. we need to look deeper into that one. 5:49. here is walnut creek. no fog. no haze. 307 inch of rain has helped clear out the sky. we have increasing winds and sunshine today. it will be frosty for a lot of us tonight and especially tomorrow night. the atmospheric river coming on sunday and lasting through tuesday. temperature today even with sunshine, they will stay where
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they have been for the entire week. around 56 in napa. 56 in san francisco. fremont thomas san mateo, livermore, 58. tonight, widespread 30's. where you are not in the 30's, richland, oakland, you only at 40 degrees. the mildest will be san francisco at 45 degrees. the national weather service from sacra senato -- sacramento governs solano county. they have put out a frost advisories for tonight from 2:00 to 10:00. pets and plants, make sure you protect those. i would not be surprised if more were put under a frost advisories tonight. let us show you the atmospheric river coming in. already starting to see some drizzle sunday morning turning into light to moderate rain. where this stalls will be the key. the medium resolution models that are reaching out this far ahead of us are saying it is going to stall over the top of the bay to the south instead of
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the north bay. tuesday, we will turn that over to a chance of some thunderstorms with hail and mountain snow that could linger into wednesday. rainfall amounts are still looking around two to four inches with more than that in our mountains. we have a good soaking coming sunday, monday, tuesday and wednesday. temperatures are stuck in the 50's all seven days. kumasi: an artist has taken legos to the next level. nathan created a gallery full of local art in an exhibition called the art of the break. it is on display in san francisco and among his creations are a t-rex that took three months to build. >> one of the newest species is a piece called decisions and it is the culmination of the entire exhibition and it is one of the larger pieces i have ever worked on. it hangs from the ceiling, but is also part of the floor. that is a piece that speaks to a
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lot of people. kumasi: ok. ok. decisions was made from 112,000 lego bricks. tickets to the exhibition are on sale through the end of january. reggie: did you play with logos when you were a kid? kumasi: yes. reggie: that is cool. christmas card creativity taken to a whole new level. one families photos that will probably put yours to shame and they have only gotten better, or worse, the on how you look at it. kumasi: people everywhere living with type 2 diabetes are waking up to what's possible with rybelsus®. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ ♪ my only sunshine... ♪ rybelsus® is a pill that lowers blood sugar in three ways. increases insulin when you need it... decreases sugar...
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users will be allowed to flag a specific tweet and categorize it for violence. if you are doing that, do you need to be thinking twice about your life? or also inappropriate content or sensitive content. you know what i'm saying. kumasi: instagram's ceo is pledging the company will do more to protect young users. adam listeria testified before a senate panel. instagram faces scrutiny over the potential impact it has on young people. research shows teens are easily able to find accounts advertising the sale of drugs like adderall. >> accounts selling drugs are not allowed on the platform. >> apparently, they are. >> senator, i do not think you can take one or two examples and think that that is indicative of what happens broadly. kumasi: hours before the testimony yesterday, instagram
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announced the launch of new safety features. they will let parents set time limits and allow them to see how much time there kids spend on the app. instagram also is working on bringing back the option for you to see posts in chronological order. its current option is based on an algorithm set up by users preferences. instagram says it wants to be clear it is creating new options, not making everybody switch back to the chronological feed. these new options will rollout next year. at 6:00, tobacco free for good. one county's new plan to create a smoke-free generation. reggie: the head of the california medical board talking about a terrifying experience this morning, stopped and followed from her walnut creek home. her claims and the group she says is behind it. kumasi: monitoring earthquakes off at the oregon coast. the first of its kind in more than a decade and how it is still shaking into the morning. reggie:
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resentenced, still claiming his innocence, coming face to face with his former mother-in-law. kumasi: let's take a live look outside from our exploratorium camera. skies are clearing out after the rain got overnight but we are looking forward to the biggest storm we have had in weeks on the way. reggie: good morning to you, you are watching abc seven mornings on who live and wherever you stream. mike: good to see you. let's talk about the clearing we saw from the exploratorium camera. it is not reached our super commuters on highway four to the altamont pass. those breezy conditions clearing us out are making quick work of what is left of the storm. i will keep it a one until 9:00 through the morning commute because it will become breezy. also, the fact that it is damp out there from the overnight rain is also going

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