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>> now, covid rul rul recommendations reinstated as california tries to fight a winter surge. the three big things you need to know including the return of the statewide mask mandate. >> a major vote in connection with the january 6 insurrection. the newly revealed text messages from president trump's closest allies. >> we are not done with the rain yet. mike tells us what to expect and when the next wave of wet weather will be here. welcome to tuesday, december 14. you are watching abc 7 mornings. >> let us start on the check of the weather with mike. mike: good morning. we will start with live doppler 7 and showing you that this will be the timeframe for the next hour to hour and a half of widespread showers throughout the rest of today. one last chunk of energy coming through and some showers could
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get aggressive at times with downpours. there is definitely ponding on the roadways. you have some showers toward solano county where we have a flood advisory until 6:30 adds excessive runoff is causing poor drainage areas, low-lying areas, and roads to be covered by water. just isolated showers possible for the rest of the day with the best chance over the ocean and mountain with snow and hail around 2500 feet. you can see some rain on the golden gate bridge. this is our best chance to get wet and it will taper through the day. reggie: heavy downpours and strong winds had caltrans working around-the-clock kumasi: crews worked to unclog storm drains and workers standing in one to two feet in water. they settled roadways are the most problematic. >> car wrecks, mostly, floods,
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and sinkholes. >> are you staying dry? >> as much as i can. kumasi: in hillsboro a steep driveway flooded. the fire department was eventually able to drain the water. along interstate 280, slippery roads caused because to spin out. this is a live look at outages map. as you can see there are a lot of green dots which indicates where people do not have power. the bulk of the outages last night were on the peninsula, south bay, and in the santa cruz mountains. reggie: highway 92 has reopened after flooding forced the shutdown in both directions. this is between skyline boulevard and highway 1, . calfire showed the mess from the storm. beside all the water covering the roadway there was a lot of debris and mud. you can keep an eye on the
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weather including live doppler 7 and find it on the abc bay area app on roku, amazon fire, apple tv. kumasi: state health officials are putting safety measures in place to put coat -- to keep covid under control. one of the biggest things is a statewide mask mandate returning tomorrow in effect for at least a month. for indoor events with more than 1000 people, anyone unvaccinated will still need to show proof of a negative test. you have to get a test 24 hours in advance or a pcr tests 48 hours in advance. the state is recommending all travelers from out-of-state get tested within five days of arriving. >> wearing a mask is going to be one of the most important things to get through this period of uncertainty. just under two weeks before christmas, before new year's, and other dates of holidays, now
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is an important time to get vaccinated. kumasi: the testing recommendation applies to locals and visitors whether you are plowing by plane, train, or a car. reggie: amy hollyfield is talking to travelers. amy: good morning. the state says it is making this recommendation after looking at the covid case numbers post thanksgiving. they say they are up. the state health secretary says the number of cases is up 47% since the holiday and hospitalizations are up 14%. they decided to put this recommendation in place asking travelers to get a covid test three to five days after their arrival in california. some travelers say they are not so sure that they want or need to do this. >> that sounds like an extra step of something i do not feel like doing. i understand it is for my own safety, but if it is a recommendation i will leave it. >> i will be in my house and
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quarantining in general and focusing on my health. i've been traveling for a while. amy: officials say that the test results help with public health efforts. they made this recommendation to get tested and they made it public when they announced a new indoor mask mandate across the state. reggie: today marks one year since covid back -- covid-19 vaccine started going into arms. sandra lindsay was one of the first to get it. we showed that live on the air. she is an icu nurse in new york. 60,000 americans are vaccinated against covid-19. if you have questions go to and click on the big blue box. kumasi: the january 6 committee recommended contempt charges for mark meadows. the full house can vote to ask the justice department to
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prosecute. jobina: new really -- newly revealed text messages show that president trump's allies wanted him to take action. they were revealed last night as a house committee investigating the riot voted to hold mark meadows in contempt of congress. he is refusing to testify even though he provided the messages to the community. as rioters stormed the capital, fox news anchors sent messages to mark meadows. >> "the president needs to tell people in the capital to go home. this is hurting all of us. he is destroying his legacy," laura ingraham wrote. "can he make a statement? ask people to leave a -- leave the capital," sean hannity urged. jobina: the network did not respond to comments.
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organizers of the rally near the white house are suing verizon. they are trying to prevent the company from sharing phone data with the house committee. kumasi: thank you. today is day four of cleanup and recovery in mayfield, kentucky after a swarm of tornadoes devastated the region. reggie: we are hearing from survivors and people who were rescued. this comes as the number of people who died continues to rise. ike is live in mayfield, kentucky this morning. ike: good morning. every single day we are here on the ground it reveals a new story of hope, despair, and the resilience of this community. this morning marty jane considers himself fortunate. >> it happened so fast, the glass was flying, the roof came down. ike: his home is insane -- is in shambles. >> like a war zone.
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unimaginable. ike: there have been at least 44 reported tornadoes across nine states resulting in the deadliest tornado outbreak in more than a decade. andy beshear says over 1000 homes have been destroyed from the storms. the death toll rising to at least 74 with 88 lives lost across five states. >> as i look at this broken down by county it is more, way more people unaccounted for. we expect that this will continue to grow. ike: marty jaynes moment he thought he lost his partner. once they made it out, his wife was rushed to the hospital with two broken legs, battered in britain -- beaten in the two eventually reunited. >> i do not wish this on anybody ever, unbelievable. ike: president biden, who has been in regular contact with
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andy beshear says he will be traveling here tomorrow to survey the disaster zone. in mayfield, kentucky, ike. reggie: thank you. you can help the victims by donating to the red cross. you can call 1-800-red corss -- cross, or go to to donate. mike: do you need a heavier coat? it sure looks like it, temperatures up to 12 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. it is that put us? 42, cupertino. 46, san jose. and then you run into spotty rain and other areas and minor downpours. most of us around 40 to about 46 degrees. here's a look at the wet weather through san ramon, the 680 and 580, and also through the altamont pass and into livermore
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or against the commute, it is wet too. let us look at the bigger picture. a chance of thunderstorms closest to the coast because our best chance of wet weather this afternoon will be out over the ocean and some of those could roam towards the coast. and, even higher elevations as some of the moisture bumps into the mountains and creates their own weather system. overall, a definite drying trend with sunshine coming at us as we head towards lunch. a lot of green behind me. once we lose the sun we lose pretty much all of the energy. that is the only energy source we have today, no cold front or upper ever -- upper level energy. tomorrow, our next system is knocking on the door about this time in the morning. i will show you that in the seven day forecast coming up. jobina: hello, i am learning new information from chp about roadway flooding on 280, so this
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will impact you. southbound 280 to southbound 87 will be closed until 4:00 p.m. today. and also southbound 280 at the byrd offramp, both in san jose. the life picture showing you the golden gate bridge. the chp issued a wind advisory for this bed -- this bridge, the bay bridge, richmond san rafael bridge and dumbarton bridge. we have a lot of issues out there, but think no major slowdowns. reggie: thank you. the artist using a frozen lake as his giant canvas. kumasi: carnival cruise ship mystery. the new details we are learning about a woman who went overboard. reggie: if you have solar panels on your home, your electrical bill will soon be going up. kumasi: a live look outside at
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of a woman who went overboard in a cruise ship. kumasi: here is kaylee hartung. >> in this morning's gma first look, cruise ship mystery. >> 3:00 a.m. we were woken by a general announcement with a warning going man overboard. >> the fbi investigating a deadly mystery at sea, a woman falling overboard from this cruise ship in the middle of the knife 35 miles up the coast of mexico. >> there are a lot of questions not being answered. this has been the cruise from hell. >> the woman has not been identified and was traveling on the carnival miracle. she fell early saturday morning from the balcony of her state room. passengers told unreleased security footage captured her fall. >> i went outside and looked, and immediately they were throwing life preservers into the ocean. >> we will have much more coming up at 7:00 a.m.. with your gma first look, i am kaylee hartung. reggie: new details on a
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standoff in antioch ending with a suspect setting his home on fire before being shot and killed by police. the man was walking down the street, shooting at homes and cars friday afternoon. police say not only was he wearing camouflage also body armor. he eventually barricaded himself in his home and continued to shoot. shortly after the fire started police say that man tried to escape through the backyard. he encountered a swat team when he was shot. his name has not been released and no one else was hard. kumasi: we are waiting to find out more about a suspicious death outside of the tesla factory. the -- you can see several emergency vehicles. the fire department responded to the report of a person down in the parking lot. when medics got there the person was reported dead. 15 people are under arrest san jose police busted a catalytic converter theft ring.
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officers recovered more than 1000 catalytic converters along with the tools to steal them. illegal weapons, and cash. 12 of the 15 arrested or accused of the thefts. the other three worked at recycle businesses and knowingly person -- purchased the stolen converters. reggie: the largest residential project in mt. view's history will be up to discussion. they will weigh in on the urban village proposal. according to "the mercury news" some councilmembers are worried about the thirty-year construction timeline. google wants to build 7000 homes, 3.1 million square feet of office space, shops, restaurants, and a school. if you have solar panels on your home your electric bill might soon be going up. the california public utilities commission is imposing significant changes that get homeowners to install solar panels including reducing the
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rates for selling excess power back to the grid and a $70 per month fee. the changes would mean it would take up to 15 years for you to recoup the price of installing solar instead of the current three to four years. the cpuc says the changes are necessary to make sure that everyone is paying their fair share to maintain the power grid. kumasi: an artist in finland is showing off impressive work on ice. but i see what is going on. this is a 295 foot tall fox on a lake. uses a shovel to carve it out and then they disappear when more snowfalls or the ice melts. he has done this for the past six years as a way to make people happy and to encourage them to get out and enjoy nature. this fox took him four hours to make. i thought it would be longer. i guess he just has it down. reggie: it is incredible. mike: beautiful.
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from what i can see of it. reggie: i am cold just looking at it. kumasi: it looks so nice though. mike: does he do anything else? kumasi: that is enough. reggie: does he do other animals? i thought he meant -- mike: the snow covers it and i was like, but does he do a different animal or something after that? reggie: my guess is he does a sunfish. kumasi: let the sunfish be. mike: let us talk about what is going on weather-wise and here we go, heavy rain falling on kensington and berkeley on 580 and 80 and down towards emeryville and the maze, so be careful through there because it is easy for water to pond around the baby late -- bay bridge toll plaza. the dumbarton bridge, a light -- a nice light to moderate shower, so if you are about to get on
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their that will be your destination, it is pretty slippery. the big picture shows more energy upstream and another chance of wet weather coming at us tomorrow. it is going to be -- i jumped right through that. tomorrow morning through thursday morning, light to moderate showers of third to two third inches of rain, but double that in the higher elevation. here we are, and you can see throughout the morning and into the afternoon hours that we are going to have a chance of the moderate showers. during the morning hours it stays in the north bay. afternoon and evening it slides across the rest of the neighborhoods. by about noon, thursday, it is gone. you can definitely see higher elevations receiving more than an inch of rain. more than an inch in the north bay, and even in the east bay hills, more than an possible. upper 40's to mid 50's, 48 to 53 degrees and cooler than
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yesterday. tonight will be cooler than this morning with freezing temperatures and 40's. so, one for today, tomorrow and thursday. frigid cold mornings friday through sunday with dry and mostly sunny afternoons and highs in the mid 50's. kumasi: coming up, the seven things to know this morning. reggie: steph curry is inching ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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mike: 5:22 and if you are first joining us here are the seven things to know. number one is the wet and frozen weather falling from our sky. you can see the green and the yellow, light to moderate showers and snow in the higher elevations to the east of the south bay. this is a one on the storm impact scale with the best chance of showers tapering to isolated. kumasi: thank you. snow is causing travel troubles towards lake tahoe. some parts of interstate 80 have been closed and there are chain requirements for the areas that are open. reggie: masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places
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across california. the mandate is reinstated tomorrow and applies to everyone vaccinated or not. kumasi: the ceo of pfizer says the pill to treat covid-19 could be authorized by the end of this year or early next year. it reduces the risk of hospitalization or dying by 89%. reggie: the january 6 has recommended contempt charges for mark meadows. the full house can vote today to ask the justice department to prosecute. jobina: the biggest issue will be roadway flooding in several areas. southbound 280 and southbound 280 at byrd avenue will be closed until 4:00. kumasi: today is national free shipping day. hundreds of companies are offering free shipping, and it comes before shipping deadlines. reggie: history could be made tonight. steph curry is three two pointers away from breaking the nba record.
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the team has to fly in this morning and they are stuck in indianapolis because of mechanical issues. last night he made five3' 3 andrew: -- he made 5 3's last game. >> i am resting. there a good chance that steph curry will play. >> you are knocking on the doorstep, it is pretty real, but it is also just trying to just let it happen. one thing after these last few games, or playing basketball and taking shots, and enjoying the experience of it. reggie: the tipoff is at 4:30. we know the adage do not play with your food but that is what artists do in a new culinary competition with a did need to -- does in his -- disney twist.
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kumasi: it features master food artist and the key is to use your imagination making cultures out of all types of food. >> this is green marble, and is on point. it is all about magic. the fact that disney was able to put together this concept of giving the chance to artist to create a spectacular food displays based on iconic disney characters, and movies. it is mind blowing. reggie: look, it is cogs worth. kumasi: but the ants on the doughnut? this looks festive. it will be streaming on disney plus tomorrow. reggie: coming up at 5:30, celebrating the holidays does not have to be expensive. one way to save money. kumasi: the other new type of covid-19 therapy showing promise. reggie: the cleanup after
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yesterday's storm plus mike is timing out the next round of wet weather. kumasi: at 5:25 taking a live look at sfo.
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measures into the holidays. the mask mandate and travel testing recommendation. kumasi: new data on pfizer's pill that could help treat covid-19. the timeline on when it will be authorized. reggie: highways to lake tahoe covered in snow. the warning if you are traveling in that direction. kumasi: we are still seeing scattered showers this morning. mike is tracking next-door moving in. good morning, tuesday, december 14. abc 7 mornings live on abc 7 and hulu live and wherever you stream. mike: good morning, thank you for joining us. here is a look at what is going on. some of the better cells in berkeley lil -- berkeley hills between 24 and also 4, look for ponding on the roadways. same things if you are coming out in -- and descending into the south bay. around fremont boulevard and six
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a.d., and that cut through 262 to get to 880. that is where the heavier rain is sliding down to 227. that is one of your main arteries and it will be a little tricky the next half hour or 45 minutes. we have a one on the scale was showers and isolated showers that will be better over the ocean and up over the mountain tops where the snow level will drop down to around 2500 feet. it is probably snowing on mount hamilton right now. a flood advisory for solano county until 6:30 this morning, one of the better areas for standing water during our commute. kumasi: in the east bay cleanup is underway after heavy rain and strong wind damage buildings and forced streets to close. reggie: we were in oakland and berkeley where creeks flooded. harvard bay was due -- was closed due to flooding. a tree in lincoln park closed -- caused significant damage and destroyed a playground. >> we got in email that said our
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park was demolished by a tree so we had to go -- going check it out and it is worse than we expected. reggie: the playground and pickle ball court are closed until further notice while the city makes repairs. kumasi: san mateo building inspectors are looking into what caused a scaffolding to call -- to fall down outside of the union bank building just before 11:00 yesterday morning. it hit three passing cars. police say the drivers had only minor injuries. the rain turned into snow in lake county. this is video of the flakes falling. this was taken on cobb mountain. it is cold enough for the snow to stake so some places are likely getting a nice testing. reggie: slow going for anyone brave or foolish enough to try and drive to lake tahoe. this is interstate 80 last night and as you can see it is covered in snow and here is a live look at the conditions on interstate 80 at donner summit. lots of snow, it is windy and
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the roads are slippery. if you are headed to tahoe, check your route. some highways are closed and some have chain requirements. we spoke to one man headed to south lake tahoe yesterday. >> i planned this trip monthis t ago, and then we were like, they will not be any more snow. reggie: there is a winter storm warning for the sierra until 10:00 tonight. caltrans is telling drivers to stay home unless you absolutely have to travel. you can keep an eye on the weather including live doppler 7 any time on the abc 7 bay area app on roku, android tv and apple tv. kumasi: pfizer's ceo says the pill to treat covid-19 could be authorized by the end of the year or early next year. pfizer submitted data including lab experiments showing that the treatment worked against the omicron variant. pfizer found the pill reduces
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the risk of being hospitalized or dying by 89% when taken within three days of being diagnosed. the pill is "a game changer" but should not be a substitute to avoid being vaccinated. >> it is possible to see it approved or at least here as a result and will be available this year, of course i do not want to speak for the fda because i need to take all the time they need to make sure and make their decisions. but, they have a high sense of urgency, so it is possible. kumasi: pfizer also says it is moving at full speed to create a new vaccine that is specific to omicron, which will be ready in march if needed. california is trying to get ahead of a winter covid surge with new rules that take effect tomorrow. reggie: the new rule is a statewide indoor mask mandate for everyone regardless of vaccination status. here's a look at what is changing. you need to wear a mask at all
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public settings indoors at least through january 15. updated guidance for mega events means you need to get a negative covid test if you are unvaccinated within 24 or 48 hours depending on the tot -- depending on the kind of test you are test -- you are taking. travelers aretravelers aretraver tested within five days of arriving in california. amy: good morning. part of the announcement does include a recommendation for travelers. it is that you take a covid test within three to five days of arriving in california. the announcement also includes some requirements, and here they are. masks will be required in all indoor public spaces. most bay area counties have an indoor mask mandate in place with the exception of marin county. this new change will cover 50% of the counties that do not. anyone who does not show proof
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of vaccination attending a mega event, an indoor event with 1000 or more people or outdoor with 10,000 or more will need to show proof of a negative test within one day or two days if it is a pcr tests. third, the state recommendation of anyone traveling to and from california being tested. >> wearing a mask will be one of the most important things to help us get through this period of uncertainty, just under two weeks before christmas, before new year's and other holidays, now is an important time to get vaccinated. amy: the state health secretary says the number of cases is up 37 -- 47%. hospitalizations are up 14%. they say they are not expecting to make any closures, just these extra precautions for now.
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reggie: thank you. airline sadie omicron variant could curb holiday travel. industry officials say it will not be clear how much travel has been effected until after the season is over. december 20 third and january 3 are expected to be the busiest days. a tsa administrator says the agency is preparing for a crush of passengers slightly less than the adamic record set over thanksgiving. 2.5 million people check -- pass-through checkpoints the sunday after thanksgiving. kumasi: if you are traveling you will not be alone. aaa expects travel up 34%. 109 million americans are expected to be planning a trip including 100 million that will drive and 6 million planning to fly. the busiest corridors will be northbound interstate 80 two saint pablo dam road, the same section packed for thanksgiving. peak congestion is expected on
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december 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. they project that it will be 166% above normal. reggie: the number of people who died after the weekend's tornadoes continues to grow up. 88 people are dead across five states. president biden is expected to visit kentucky. one man is helping residents in mayfield by feeding them. jobina: thank you. help is arriving in mayfield, kentucky. jim finch he realized -- says he realized the community did not have power or water and set up a grill in the middle of town to feed people impacted by the tornadoes. he drove an hour and a half to serve as grill master. it is something that just needed to be done. >> they do not have ele and no running water, so i am doing what i can do. showing up with food and water. hamburgers, chicken, sausage, eggs, just some real simple
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stuff that you can have a not having to worry about making a mess, grab and go type of food. jobina: kentucky officials have started a toy drive for the children in the area and are encouraging people to donate and try and make things a little bit easier for families ahead of the holidays. reggie: you can help the victims of the midwest tornadoes by donating to the red cross call 1-800-red cross or to donate online. kumasi: a new type of therapy that is showing some profit -- some promise. reggie: get your holiday packages ready to ship. the fast approaching deadlines and one extra thing you can do to make sure a box gets where it needs to go. first we are checking in with mike nicco. mike: good morning, coming up on this tuesday, and if it is not raining where you are it is definitely cold. temperatures running in the low to mid 40's across the inland east bay neighborhoods and
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elsewhere we are looking at low to mid 40's until you get to santa rosa, 39 degrees. definitely a cooler morning. through the afternoon we mix in some sunshine and destabilizing atmosphere with a chance of thunderstorms possible with lightning hail and snow. the best chance of wet weather on the venetian bridges and also around cambrian park, 85 to 101 between eden veil and coyote towards evergreen. watch out for puddles. 237 and 101 and 82 come together heading to los altos, puddles developing. throughout the day you can see the most organized wet weather moves away by noon. we are looking at a mixture of clouds and sunshine and temperatures near 50. a few showers popping into the afternoon hours. temperatures do not move much. and then once the sun sets the temperatures tank into the low
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to mid 40's and so do our chances of any wet weather. just wanted to remind you that we still have issues at the coast, the high surf advisory through 10:00 tomorrow morning, do not turn your back on the water. looking at her next chance of rain and the next -- and the quite weekend coming up. jobina: good morning. we have a couple of crashes to get to. we have a rollover crash with injuries reported on westbound 24 before fish ranch road. we want to make sure that everyone is aware of these slick spots because it is wet. westbound 4 before alhambra, a car ran into the embankment and then a crash on the golden gate bridge as you travel southbound on 101. it is out of view of our camera and it looks like a spin out. and then wrapping up with a live look in oakland showing 880 on the coliseum camera.
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that is suspected in this theft. they think she used a gun, although officers did not know she was on parole and they arrested her. >> i do not know if it is a system failure or a delay in the information getting to us, we are looking into that. melanie: she was eligible for and posted bail. the contra costa county deputy district attorney says that her parole agent was attempting to get a warrant signed by a judge which would put her back in custody at the parole agent missed doing so by about 15 minutes according to the deputy district attorney. without the parole warrant was up to her to return to court, which the deputy da says that she did not do on friday or monday. parole has actively been trying to locate her and there is a warrant for her arrest. the other two suspects arrested a puritan court monday.
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under what previously mistakenly released by the contra costa sheriff's office but taken back into custody. kumasi: a new type of covid-19 therapy is showing promise as a tool to hijack the virus. researchers are working on a single dose of antiviral nasal therapy, a serum investigator has been perfecting the treatment for viruses like hiv and said the government asked them to repurpose the technology. the latest data shows it reduces the viral load 100 fold. >> this traps the mutations and keeps up with it -- tracks the mutations and keeps up with it. we anticipate it to work with any future variant. kumasi: researchers say clinical trials will start early next year and they hope they can get it to the public eye 2023. this week is the busiest week of the year for post offices around the country.
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reggie: the holiday is around the corner and deadlines are just about here. this saturday, december 18, is the last day to ship packages through priority mail. you can ship them by december 23 with priority express what it is going to cost you. a post office manager has one piece of advice, have your packages ready for drop off. if you do not have a box, just ask. >> you can come pick up as many as you want, you can take it home and bring it in, they are free. reggie: another piece of advice, write the address on the piece of paper and place it inside the box in case the box is damaged because they can locate the address. here is a look at all of your shopping options in one convenient full screen. so, with just a week and a half until christmas the deadline for priority mail is saturday, priority express, december 23.
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ups livery, the absolute last day is december 23. ok. kumasi: what were you going to say? you have to pay for next day air, which just depends on where you are skipping to how much that will cost. today is the deadline for fedex ground shipping in the 21st is the deadline for the three day rate -- freight and express saver. reggie: i cannot keep track of any of it. just order it today. or do not. kumasi: they can get it when they get it. are we scrooge? they need to get it by christmas. reggie: the usa is caught up in a thing, it is on a ship. i have not ordered it yet. it is caught somewhere. kumasi: celebrating the holidays does not have to be expensive. becky woerle is showing us how to save money by shopping at the dollar store.
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she sent a florida mother of three to see what she could get. becky: to buy and fill stockings for her kids and husband. she was surprised at what she found. >> it was not trying to fill it to fill it, it was things that i knew they would enjoy. becky: there were fun and practical gifts. she got bath salts, spa gloves, chapstick, chargers, puzzle books, and candy. reggie: ok. kumasi: fill it up. reggie: looks like a bunch of plastic to me. kumasi: more holiday bargains in shopping tips coming up at 7:00 and another mom who will show us how to decorate a holiday table for under $30. where is she going shopping? is that the dollar tree too? reggie: did you want anything in that car? you can get a lot of stuff, that is true. kumasi: everything has a
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purpose, sometimes you just need to go to the dollar tree and pick up stuff really quick. reggie: kid parties. kumasi: yes. reggie: stuff like that. ok. they have more stuff in there now too. it is not all of dollar either. mike: let us talk about what is going on weatherwise. hopefully it is good as advertised. san mateo, at the rain on the eastern side. showers will taper with chile sunshine this afternoon with a slight chance of showers lingering. the next storm brings tomorrow into thursday and then freezing cold and dry thursday through saturday morning. possibly even sunday morning. look at all the storm reports, let us put a tally on it. 94 five debris flow reports. wind damage, 39. was it a three? i would say so.
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get the snow in the north bay, look at the snow south of livermore and east of san jose. i hope someday gets a drone up there and takes a picture because i would love to see it. this is the last area of organized showers and snow showers. they become scattered this afternoon. our next big storm were more organized or because it is still a one on the storm impact scale is tomorrow morning through thursday morning. here we are at 5:00 and until noon we have light to moderate showers and more snow up around lake county. and then light to moderate showers across the rest of the neighborhoods with the heaviest being in northern parts of the bay area during the evening commute. into the midnight and overnight hours, it slides into the rest of the bay and out into the morning commute. more than an inch possible in the mountains and up to half an inch for the rest of us in the lower elevations. so, one for today, a one
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tomorrow and a one thursday, and then we worry about freezing cold temperatures but you will really enjoy the sunshine and the stretch of dry weather before another chance of rain arrives monday. reggie: an entirely new look to the las vegas skyline. the plans to demolish one of the iconic hotels with a building design we have never seen before. kumasi: starbuck's apology. reggie: american airlines trying to keep flights on schedule. moves it is making to avoid another meltdown. kumasi: mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers decorate with the best bargains ever! ross has savings on everything you need to get the party started. because who waits for shipping anymore? or guests?! i love saying yes to more merry for less at ross! how powerful is an invisalign smile?
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mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers find the best bargains ever! when you have the world's longest list you go to ross so you can work that budget and get those savings. i love saying yes to more merry for less at ross. kumasi: apple is reportedly adding a new feature aimed at protecting kids. it is included with a new operating system that will scan text messages for explicit
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images, images not suitable for children will be blurred and the child will receive a warning. reggie: a panel is demanding at the faa do a better job over plane manufacturers. the planes were grounded for 20 months after two deadly crashes. in -- and some said part of the problem was due to a lack of oversight. the faa relied on engineers and production staff for certifying new planes. the faa says it is making improvements including beefing up staff. boeing says it has made significant changes to improve safety. kumasi: american airlines is aggressively hiring workers to keep flights operating on schedule. executives are set to address a senate transportation committee tomorrow. american ceo submitting decimated testimony that they are trying to prevent a repeat of fall flight cancellations.
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senators say that they also want an update on the $50 billion in aid that the airlines received during the pandemic. starbucks is apologizing for a gross mistake in two stores. reggie: it is highly unlikely that these are stores you have been in because these were in china. they sold expired products that should have been thrown out. starbucks said that both stores violated food safety standards and it will inspect 5400 stores in china and provide new training for staff. mike: let us check out some of the rain total so far as the system starts to unwind. it did not make it to an inch in san jose officially, but look at los gatos, 4.4 inches -- 4.25 inches. we finally made it over an inch in livermore and most of the inland and east bay's near two inches. 6.5 in san rafael to nearly 10 inches. you can see why we had reports of damage. crs now and then showers in the
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south and some great snow, so be careful if you are heading that way. a couple of differences, we shave four hours off of it at the snow level is down to 1500 feet. so, we will have accumulating snow two feet. that is as we head into 6:00. we have a winter storm watch starting tomorrow through thursday, the same storm will bring us rain more significant snow for the year. we will talk about that coming up in the next hour. kumasi: a new take on the television. they are either the weirdest dvds you have seen or say hello to the future. reggie: california's changes to its covid response. the new testing recommendation any time leave the state. kumasi: a new settlement added in the bankruptcy of the boy scouts of america, going to become the largest of its kind. reggie:
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we are waking up. with some light rain. . mike is tracking the neighborhood still being hit with showers this morning. reggie: good morning, you are watching abc7 mornings. we will start with mike's best. mike: it is snowing around the area. i'm excited to see that. there are still some issues on the road that delbene and i will continue to track -- that joe bina -- jobina and i will continue to track. some of those may roam towards us and there is the possibility of thunder and snow down to around 2500 feet. some of our heaviest showers in the san ramon valley and heading across mount diablo towards highway four and the eastern sections of the santa clara valley.


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