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>> russian forces firing missiles on lviv. president biden preparing to confront china over the war in ukraine. >> grief counselors at a local middle school after a deadly crash involving a student. neighbors are talking about the intersection where it happened. >> teachers making moves towards a strike today. good morning. it is friday, march 18. >> and julian and with us this morning. julian: friday is shaping up to be great. tomorrow, we are tracking wet weather. right now, basically in the 40's. 49 in the city. 47, san jose. not terribly chilly this morning. a live look right now, fog free generally here, but we have
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patchy fog in santa rosa. partly cloudy skies throughout the day. we are slowly warming up through the 60's by noon. this afternoon, it will be warmer compared to yesterday, mid-60's and it low 70's away from the coast. today is dry. tomorrow, rain. it's a level 1 somewhere tracking on saturday with light showers, winds ramping up at the coastline with gusty conditions. and the threat of some hail. we will time out the rain for you, when it arrives and more importantly when it will get out of here. jobina: educators have made it clear that they are ready to strike. 92% of members voted in favor of walking off the job, and today they will be picketing. amy hollyfield has been following the negotiations between the union and district and is in walnut creek with
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details. amy: yes, we will see teachers outside of the schools like this one picketing. it's not a strike, but they will be picketing. consider it a warning. a warm up, they say, but they are ready to strike if necessary. this is the mount diablo school district. they want to pick it to show they are united and ready to strike, saying 92% of union members voted in favor of striking if demands are not met they have schools along 680 from martinez to concord. the teachers in this section of the east bay say they need a 12.5% pay raise over six years. the district is offering 7%. >> i know how vital a fair contract is. it is essential to retaining the teachers we have and bringing in new ones.
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it does not buy groceries andt put gas in the tank. amy: teachers chose today to pick it because it is the day that a pena will be meeting that panel is expected to announce recommendations on how to proceed with the negotiations. the teachers believe the district can afford to give raises, dating back from 2017 and continuing through 2024. the superintendent says there is not room in the budget. the teachers plan to picket before today and after school. reggie: thank you. teachers in another school district will return to the classroom today. announced that they had reached a tentative agreement with the district ending a strike there. the union calls it a monumental shift that will prioritize teachers in the budget. the schools are still operating on a half-day schedule today. kumasi: grief counselors on and
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in mountain view to support students, staff and teachers after a student was killed in a crash. the student was biking to school when a truck hit him at el camino real and grant road in mountain view. people in the area say it is known for being a dangerous intersection. >> it is brutal. people ignore you here, across the street, especially catty corner from here. >> the police department says the driver is not facing charges currently and they do not believe that speed or alcohol was a factor. the school have grief counselors at school on monday as well. reggie: the man suspected of shooting an officer is due in court today. the officer died after the shooting in november while protecting a tv news crew. local employees charged three people in the murder and one suspect is still out there. u.s. marshals are asking for the
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public's help tracking down gilbert, the getaway driver. >> i have spoken to his wife. i committed we would do everything we could to identify the people responsible so it is rewarding to be able to come before the family and friends today and say that we have identified those individuals, and they are being brought to justice. >> chief armstrong identified the shooter as mr. hayle was already in custody. >> president biden will be speaking with china's president and about one hour to assess where beijing stands on the war in ukraine. russia sent a missile attack to lviv, just 40 miles from the border of poland. the meeting between biden and xi comes at a pivotal moment, china is weighing whether to provide military or financial assistance
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to russia. president biden is expected to warn against that. there are signs china is working to soften the blow of sanctions imposed on russia. >> the fact that they have not denounced what russia is doing speaks volumes. >> the ukrainian military says russia fired six missiles towards the western city of lviv this morning. the mayor's office as an aircraft repair plant was hit. work at the plant had been stopped. there were no reports of casualties. a state department official confirms a u.s. citizen, james whitney hill, has been killed in a separate russian attack. his family says he was waiting in a bread line. a group of u.s. senators is going to poland and germany this weekend to learn about the u.s. response to the war in ukraine. >> in today's first look, as russian bombs fall in ukraine, volunteers are risking their lives to share artifacts in the
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country. reporter: in this first look, the race to save art and culture in ukraine. sandbags covering a statue. prices are hiding underground at the national museum. dozens of volunteers wrapping up these centuries old statues in installation and fortifying the walls outside of this chapel built in the 1600s. lviv is a city built on history. >> it is important to look at the buildings, because it helps people remember we are part of something really important for us, that we are part of a nation. that we are part of a big history of our country. reporter: coming up, we will have much more these brave men and women, plus the latest live reporting from on the ground across ukraine. i'm maggie rulli. >> the multi-year drought we are in now will continue and could
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worsen in the coming months. that is according to the spring outlook. this is what california looks like now. in the last week, you can see the extreme drought expanded from 12% to 35% of the state. >> if you look at the year as a whole, we had some very wet weeks in december. by january and february, we're very dry, so that re-intensification of the drought conditions. >> forecasters say the spring outlook shows a probability of below normal precipitation in much of the state, not the direction we want to be going in, but hopefully there is rain in the forecast. drew: the drought monitor stresses that we will continue to see the extreme drought category expand across california because in may and
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april rain chances drop off. then it will be dry in the summer. today, dry skies. fog in the north bay. elsewhere, we are doing fine. now hour-by-hour. under partly cloudy skies by lunchtime. we will be in the 50's and 60's. this afternoon, sunshine and cloud cover in the warmest cities away from the coast. it will be warmer today compared to yesterday. 65 in oakland. 70, san jose. 70, santa rosa. 71, concord. today will be dry, but our next storm is approaching. this ribbon of cloud cover off the coast, this is a cold front that will swing through tomorrow, drop the temperatures and bring us rainfall. so by 8:00 a.m., we expect showers, they will be light and moderate. continuing on and off in the afternoon. snow in the sierra. saturday evening, this front
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will move out by 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and we will dry out. sunday will be the better half of the weekend with dry skies. we will take a look at the snow in a few minutes, but first a look at traffic. sue: we are doing ok. slow and go. we have a technical glitch. one moment. >> we will have the traffic report in a moment. the country dropping covid restrictions for arriving passengers. >> the holiday tradition returning to a local mall. day c were back, the project in the works to preserv. >> it is beautiful in san
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jobina: health officials have a warning about overdoses, they have issued an alert in response to overdoses among people accidentally exposed to fentanyl while using cocaine.
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investigators have seen three deadly overdoses in the last two weeks involving people who say they thought they were using cocaine only. fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be up to 50 times more potent than heroin. julian: covid travel restrictions in the u.k. have been lifted for arriving passengers, unvaccinated people do not need to take tests when they landed into passenger forms are no longer required. officials say they have ended the restrictions before the easter holidays, but say that there are contingency plans to respond to future variants. jobina: landmarks are in green this morning for st. patrick's day, one of the biggest parties in the city happened at the united irish cultural center. we explain why this year's celebration is paving the way for the future. ♪ reporter: after a long two-year break the music, the dancing and
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celebrating were back for st. patrick's day thursday night at the united irish cultural center in san francisco. >> it is great to be back open. spirits are high. reporter: this is the center's president yoon says after the pandemic hit the finances here hard, he is happy to see the community come back to help the center come back on its feet for the second time in a few years. >> we were worried about the center because it had closed. so we have had kind of some rough economic headwinds here. reporter: for decades, the irish center has been one of the largest ethnic groups. the impact was felt across the bay area in education, construction and religion. >> it is in san francisco as old as the city itself, the immigrants who came during the gold rush brought their music and traditions. reporter: the historical presence will soon be getting a big boost as the cultural center raises money for a rebuild of
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their facility by 2025, a project they say will preserve irish history. >> we have the plans submitted to the city and county to go from 20,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet here. reporter: until that time comes, the party will carry on with an open door for everyone irish or not. >> from the white house to our own little gathering house here, everybody wants to the irish on st. patrick's day. jobina: ok, are you ready for a lame line? he was ready to hop to it? the easter bunny is arriving at the area malls. julian: i was wondering if you would actually say it. you delivered. think of this as a little bit of normalcy hopping back into town, the easter bunny will be at stanford shopping center in palo alto. take pictures or say hello. the bunny will be visiting stoneridge in pleasanton.
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you can get pictures with you, the kids or with your pets through april 16. two puns in there today. drew: when i got that picture i had a full-blown meltdown as a kid, the bunny was creepy. julian: it is something about the eyes. jobina: and that the size of the creature. it's not -- so, my parents -- mm mom is so dedicated to holidays, we had a bunny rabbit come to my house in a caret car -- carrot card once. julian: what does that even look like? jobina: it pulled right up to my house with my easter basket. i mean. drew: what about the other holidays? jobina: we cut it at the point of the portrait studio. but the carrot car was there. sue: i need to see this. jobina: i have a picture somewhere.
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i will work on it. i got you. drew: good morning. we have a warmer afternoon today, tomorrow rain will be returning. you are waking up to 40's out there. here is a look from our east bay hills camera. fog in the north bay, partly cloudy above. and here are the headlines. dry today, no reindeer needed. but tomorrow you need a rain jacket. it will be windy on saturday. spring will start on sunday. sunday will be dry. next week, talking about record warmth. today, partly cloudy, luther mid-60's in the bay, the low 70's. it will be a nice finish to the week. tonight, increasing clouds ahead of a storm system bringing rain tomorrow. it will be 40's and 50's as we get into saturday. a level 1 on the scale on saturday with light showers and gusty winds in the afternoon. saturday afternoon we have a chance of a thunderstorm bringing us hail. this is 7:00 a.m., beginning to
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see the showers arrive. on and off through the morning and afternoon. not raining the entire time, we will be tracking on and off showers through saturday. saturday evening, the back of the system is moving through and we will dry out on sunday. total rainfall will be low. a click moving system. -- quick moving system. with a damp or we could see higher amounts. winds picking up at the coast on saturday afternoon, gusts close to 40 miles per hour. here is the winter weather the sierra tomorrow. two to six inches of snow. wet and windy tomorrow. dry on sunday. spring arrives in the morning. 70's and 80's tuesday and wednesday. jobina: seven things to know, coming up. julian: midterms are less than six months away, we will tell you about the issues and key races we'll be watching.
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jobina: here are the seven things to know this morning. in about 45 m
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president will speak with the chinese president to assess where beijing stands on the war in ukraine. president biden is expected to warn him in giving aid to russia. julian: grief counselors will be on hand in mountain view to help support student and staff after a student was hit and killed while biking to school. jobina: east bay students will see their teachers on the picket lines this morning demanding better pay. teachers have authorized a strike. both sides will meet today to try to reach a deal. julian: indoor masking is no longer required in san francisco buildings starting today. the department announced it is aligning with state guidelines. drew: it is dry, we are tracking partly cloudy skies and temps in the 60's and 70's this afternoon with rain returning tomorrow. sue: we are following the commit with a slow down early morning commuters over the altamont pass, about 25 or 30 miles per hour.
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jobina: and number seven, get excited. starting today you are able to stream a sing-along version of a new film on disney plus. julian: the upcoming midterms will be pivotal for democrats and republicans with democrats holding onto a razor thin majority in the house and senate. some topics include the economy into foreign policy. here is karen travers. reporter: with the midterms less than eight months away, president biden and democrats are fighting to keep their majority and the house and senate. >> this could be the most important off year election and modern history. reporter: the president acknowledging his domestic agenda is on the line. >> i know they change that will shift if we lose the house and the senate, the only thing i will have then is a veto. reporter: it could be a test of
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voter approval of president biden and the strength of president trump's influence and the republican party. there will be key races in ohio, georgia and arizona with highly anticipated governor races in georgia and michigan. republicans need only one seat to take control of the senate and 60 to tak history is not on president biden's side, typically the party in power in the white house loses seats in the midterm elections. >> jobs numbers have been strong, but the fact is the cost-of-living has gone up for americans. reporter: look for republicans to also highlight parental rights in schools, which gained steam when it came to covid closures, critical race theory and teaching about l other issues. >> this midterm will be a report card on the performance of this entire democratic group, the
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senate, house and white house. reporter: but the democrats say they will run on the record of the bipartisan infrastructure law and how they have helped families and communities. it is rare to see foreign policy dominate domestic election, but this year could be an exception if the war in ukraine continues. >> people are feeling the cost of the war and if it means higher gas prices, inflationary pressures, that is a very bad thing for the party in power. reporter: karen travers, washington. jobina: saturday night live's pete davidson will not be going into space this month, he was one of six passengers who was announced to be on the blue origin flight. the flight was rescheduled. now davidson is not available for the 10 minute flight. this was supposed to happen on march 29. blue origin will name a replacement. davidson was going as jeff bezos's guest.
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the company has not disclosed at the ticket price for paying customers. julian: too busy to go to space, ok. have you ever wanted to be an animator? now you can learn from the best. >> i will show you how to draw captain hook. >> simba. >> we are going to learn how to draw the genie. julian: ok, this is really cool. artists from disney are giving lessons in a new show called a sketchbook. in each episode, an teaches you how to draw a character they created or inspired them. it will debut on april 27. disney is the parent company of abc7. jobina: are we going to try? julian: tracing paper maybe, i can trace, not draw. jobina: ok, learning something new. julian: coming up, saving the day at the ncaa tournament, the play that has people talking. the video is good. jobina: it is good.
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the cdc anticipating a new covid strain that could become the dominant one, and we are hearing from a doctor on what it means for everyone. julian: help as americans deal with high gas prices. jobina: a live look outside, we are checking out sfo this morning. we will be right back.
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solutions, this is abc7 news. julian: teachers will picket out of east bay schools. jobina: it is drive for your friday but we are tracking rain for the weekend. the timeline on when it will move in. good morning, it is friday. we made it. it is march 18. julian: we sure did. thank you for waking up with us. we have to talk with drew, because rain is in the weekend forecast. drew: the wettest of the days will be saturday. sunday you can have outdoor activities. taht will be the better day -- that will be the better day. fog in santa rosa. 30's and 40's this morning. outside, we can see clear skies. here is your day. the sun will be about 7:16 a.m. slowly warming up under partly cloudy skies. later today it will be in warmer afternoon compared to yesterday, away from the coast in the 60's
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and 70's. tomorrow, dry. -- today, dry. tomorrow we will have wet weather. light showers with gusty winds, especially at the coast, and we have a chance of a thunderstorm that could bring us hail.we will plan out your saturday in about eight minutes. julian: mount diablo unified teachers are preparing to picket for better pay today. the teachers union says members have already voted in favor of walking off the job. amy hollyfield is in walnut creek where the teachers are expected to picket in a matter of hours. amy: yes, they say they are about a week away from possibly striking. today is to show that they are united and ready to go. they chose today to picket because the fact-finding panel will meet today and it are expected to release a recommendation about how to proceed in negotiations.
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the teachers say they need a 12.5% pay raise dating back to 2017, going through a contract to 2024, but the district says it cannot afford that. the teachers union says 92% of teachers have voted to authorize a strike. >> the earliest day for a strike to win what is best for our students would be monday, march 28. there's a lot of moving and we hope to reach an agreement before a strike, but we want everyone to be aware of the earliest possible date so they can build contingency plans. no one wants to strike, we want a fair settlement. amy: this is the mount diablo school district with campuses along the 680 corridor, from concord to walnut creek. teachers will picket today, it is not a strike, it is more like a warm up showing that they are serious and they will be
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picketing today before and after school. in walnut creek, amy hollyfield. julian: san francisco unified teachers have packed up their sleeping bags after spending the night at district headquarters. jobina: they have reached a deal on ongoing payroll issues that left some teachers underpaid. they got a commitment from the district that all outstanding checks would be resolved by today. the district says a new system led to underpayments in more than 1000 cases. a special education teacher says that she has received money for afterschool programs that she was involved in and expects covid to pay next week. >> i was excited to see the email because i saw the 15% interest paid to educators for each day back pay that was owed, which is huge. jobina: under the agreement, the union says any future payroll errors will be paid within 72
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hours. julian: to the latest in the war on ukraine. russia's foreign minister says foreign supplies containing military equipment to ukraine will be considered targets for russian strikes. the ukrainian police are reporting an american was killed by russian charlene, hours after the u.k. defense minister says he thinks that russia's invasion of ukraine has stalled. russia is relying on longer-range missions. and a theater in strike despite satellite images showing the words children visible from the air. a day after calling putin a war criminal, president biden has harsher words. >> there is brutality in what he is doing in ukraine, it is inhumane. julian: the u.s. house has passed legislation to revoke the status of russia and belarus as
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normal trading partners. that would open the door to stiffer tariffs on goods from those countries. the bill is now going to the senate. jobina: arnold schwarzenegger is making an appeal to the russian people. he posted a message urging them to resist the country's disinformation. >> ukraine did not start the war, neither did nationalists or nazis. those in the kremlin started this war. this is not the russian people's war. to putin i see, you started this war. you are leading this war. you can stop this war. jobina: he also spoke directly to russian soldiers, warning them to avoid becoming like his father, a nazi he regretted his involvement in world war ii. the video has received more than 50 million views. julian: americans are bracing for even higher gas prices among
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supply concerns. it has given people anxiety as daily driving is costing more and more. our reporter shows us how some are looking to help. reporter: this morning, proof of the heavy told a high gas prices are taking on americans. thousands in chicago waited for hours to get a free fill up. >> i have been out here since 5:00 a.m. reporter: a local businessman donated $200,000 in gas to stations across the city and he says he will do it again next month. >> it is a blessing. i thank everybody. reporter: it comes as americans get ready for even higher prices at the pump. oil climbed 8% on thursday due to supply concerns stemming from the war in ukraine. by april, the global markets could see the biggest supply crisis in decades. california's gas prices average about $5.78 a gallon. to offer relief, some lawmakers
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are proposing a $400 rebate for every taxpayer. high gas prices also affect how kids get to school with some districts relying on a limited number of hybrid and electric buses. >> those options allow us to continue on. reporter: days after uber and lyft announced surcharges, amazon flex drivers are demanding higher pay to offset the pain at the pump. if gas prices stay this high, the average u.s. household could spend an extra $1300 this year on gas. abc news, new york. jobina: developing news, there are concerns over a new subvariant of covid, so how worried should americans be? we have a doctor answering the question. >> a quarter of the cases already here are the new
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subvariant, but the good news is our vaccines work fine, it is the same virus as b.a. 1 that came across america in january. so being boosted is the best possible protection against it. i am confident we will get through any surge that comes our way. jobina: president biden has named this doctor as the new covid response coordinator. more coming up at 7:00 a.m. julian: moderna is asking the fda to authorize a fourth dose of the covid-19 vaccine for all adults. the request does not mean all adults immediately need a booster shot, but securing authorization now would allow for more flexibility down the road. pfizer also asking for authorization for an additional booster dose earlier this week, but the application was only for adults 65 and older. the fda is planning a meeting on
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booster shot recommendations for different age groups. santa clara county's public health officer is expressing optimism for the future, and thanking the community for making it happen. sheays the nc residents and officials saved thousands of lives. the county's death rate average is two times lower than the state and lower than the nation as a whole. she attributes the success to high vaccination rates and regulations of the county deployed. >> we have lost tover people to covid to date, but without the collective efforts we have made, we would've lost them anymore. -- lost many more. julian: while she says the covid epidemic is not overcome, the good news is case rates are stable or declining and she does not anticipate new mandates. jobina: a big day for future
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doctors. it's match day, the day when the fourth year medical students find out where they will spend their residencies. many have held virtual celebrations for the past two years, but today many will be back in person, giving students the chance to celebrate with classmates. they'll find out their fate atdh 9:00 a.m. this morning. coming up, local businesses say that they have been impacted by the war in ukraine. the calls one shop owner has been getting. julian: march madness, the play that everybody is talking about during the saint mary's game. we'll show you who saved the day. it was not the tall basketball players. drew: good morning. fog out there in the north bay. low visibility. santa rosa with a half mile. some spots on 101 will be
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impacted with fog. elsewhere, we are doing ok. let's plan out your friday. partly cloudy skies, 50's and mid 60's around lunch. this afternoon, the warmer spots in the low 70's. it will be warmer today compared to yesterday. partly cloudy on your friday. 67 in fremont. 60 in the city. 67, vallejo. 70, san jose. 59, half moon bay. dry today, but here is the next storm system. this cloud cover will move into northern california and bring wet weather tomorrow and gusty conditions in the afternoon and a cooler afternoon with 50's for the most part tomorrow. hour-by-hour, 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, showers moving in. as the sun comes up we will be tracking showers. throughout the day, on and off rain. even by lunch, we are still in a storm. in the evening, the storm will
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exit for a dryer sunday. we will talk about rainfall and snow in about seven minutes, but first let's look at traffic. sue: good morning. we are doing well. i do not want to jinx it, but so far so good. san mateo bridge, 15 minutes from 880 across the span and the high-rise moving nicely there. a couple of brake lights over the high-rise. fog free at the golden gate. an easy ride southbound into san francisco. from san rafael into the city it is about 20 minutes, moving nicely. an issue with bart time but because of a power outages the red line has been suspended, service between richmond and macarthur is limited to the orange line. and we have a shuttle between sfo and millbury. so that is until fur
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jobina: sentencing will be underway today for a getaway driver that killed a man in oakland. byron reed was convicted of second-degree murder in november, the deadly crash happened when a 34-year-old was trying to stop thieves who took his laptop from a starbucks. this was on new year's eve of 2019. reed is facing object 30 years in prison. julian: police are investigating a crash that happened moments after officers tried to stop a suspect. they pulled the person over on wednesday night near international boulevard. when officers approached, the driver sped off, slamming into another car. two people were killed. a women in the backseat is hospitalized. a small memorial has popped up
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at the crash site. the police chief called it incident tragic and preventable. >> a senseless crime that should not have happened. we apprehended the suspect and that suspect is in custody now. julian: the chief says the driver will be charged for the deaths of the two people he killed. jobina: business owners little russian neighborhood are feeling the impact of the conflict overseas. a grocery store is run by a man who was born in russia, raised in ukraine and moved back to russia before coming back to the u.s. he is getting calls to take russian products off of his shelves. >> some complained about st. petersburg products. another asked me if i am proud to be russian. and i explained i do not feel like i am russian. jobina: two blocks away, this bakery has been asked to remove
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russian from its name. employees say they are scared by some of the calls. the owner is actually from the country of georgia. julian: paypal expanding services to allow you to send money to ukrainians. previously, people in ukraine could only send money out of the country, now they can make transfers on paypal and receive funds.they are waving most fees. samsung is taking preorders on its new phone the offers more power at a lower price. the a53 a53 a53 a53 a53 a53 a533 less than the older version. jobina: this morning, bay area basketball has another feather in its cap. saint mary's is moving on in the tournament after demolishing indiana last night. but one moment had nothing to do with the actual game. >> give her the money.
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she has got it. what a play. julian: and the crowd goes wild. jobina: yes, march madness cam to a standstill when this happened. two cheerleaders worked together to get a basketball down stuck in the back order with a combined high of 11 feet tall. only one was nervous. >> i was glad she was not nervous because i was. i was like, i need to catch this right here. jobina: cute. they beat the hoosiers and will play ucla tomorrow afternoon. unfortunately, san francisco had their dreams ended yesterday. julian: but that was a thriller in overtime. jobina: i mean, the creativity. drew: did you know that that is called a wedgy, when the ball gets stuck like that?
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i heard people talking about it last night like, what is that? oh. jobina: we do not need -- well, it also reminds me of this area on my elbow. what is that called? drew: i am not a doctor. julian:julian: i do not know the scientific name. maybe you are looking for the unofficial name. drew: nice try. jobina: i thought it was also called -- i do not know. drew: it also has a weird name. jobina: let me let that go. julian: we will go from there. jobina: [laughter] drew: we'll find warmer temperatures today, rain returns tomorrow. the first half of the weekend will be wet. sunday will be the better bet for outdoor activities. 40's outside. as we take a look outside, calm conditions.
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today will be partly cloudy. dry skies. wet weather on saturday. sunday we will be totally dry as a spring arrives. record warmth of this week. the pattern is really changing. today, partly cloudy, 60's and 70's. a nice finish to the week. overnight, increasing clouds. 40's and 50's. mild as a storm approaches. on the storm impact scale, this is only a level 1 with light showers, gusty winds at the coast and we have a chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon that could bring hail. 7:00 a.m., beginning in the west. as you go through the morning, it will not be a constant rain. on and off during the day. it is in the evening the storm system will move out. dry on sunday. less than a quarter of an inch of rain where we have showers. winds will be gusty in the
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evening tomorrow. up to 40 miles per hour at the coastline. snow and the sierra, 2-6 inches. chain controls are likely tomorrow. and here is the forecast. partly cloudy today. wet tomorrow. dry on sunday. very warm next week with some records possible as we get into the 70's and 80's. julian: ok, a daily ritual -- th e school day that parents and students is making a difference. jobina: a new sidekick for seniors, the rob dry eye symptoms driving you crazy? inflammation might be to blame. time for ache and burn! over the counter eye drops typically work by lubricating your eyes and may provide temporary relief. those'll probably pass by me! xiidra works differently,
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can be difficult to maneuver, but now a robot is trying to bridge the learning gap in providing seniors with companionship. david introduces us to a new kind of caregiver. reporter: this is the new frontier for robots, helping seniors to use technology to maintain independence. this device has a name, ellie q. it listens as a human companion and provides empathetic responses. >> we wanted to create a real companion. so the product needs to feel like a has a mind of its own. reporter: six years of research enabled robotics here to be tailored for older adults. it does far more than smart speakers like alexa that simply execute commands. it listens and responds differently. >> remembering what people tell you, using that in future conversations and is showing them that you are listening, and
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take that into account and planning future interactions. reporter: the speaker was designed in san francisco and in israel. it offers exercise routines and plays trivia games to enhance mental prowess. and it also tells jokes. > i am reading a book about antigravity. it's impossible to put down. reporter: there is a care gap facing seniors and families and this robot tries to provide isolated seniors with solutions, such as how to get to a doctor's appointment. >> how will you get to the doctor's office? reporter: it also offers videoconferencing. institution robotics is three fourths of seniors in their 70's and 80's were able to set up the robot in five or 10 minutes. there is an initial cost of $250, plus a $30 up scription fee per month. julian: fans of encanto, h h
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partly cloudy skies today. we are warming up into the 60's and 70's today. it will feel warmer compared to yesterday. by saturday, it will feel much colder as the wind and rain moves through. we are tracking a level 1 storm. on and off rain on saturday. sunday will be totally dry. julian: ok, thank you. a survey on past behavior, the new report on how most workers really feel about their employers. jobina: plus, we are all about that good food on this good, fun friday. it's the beginning of oakland's restaurant week today. the best of the taco trucks, michelin stars and my favorite, discounts. julian: i am already hungry. julian: i am already hungry. before that, a look julian: i am already hungry. before that, a look ♪ windows open, i'm yelling unity ♪ ♪ side by side with my community ♪
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moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. kumasi: bombs over ukraine, russia striking a city just dozens of miles from the polish border. diplomats are indicating what vladimir putin is indicating next. >> he was just trying to get to school. that's the hardest thing about it. reggie: a busy intersection met
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with silence. a boy writing his bike never makes it to class. the problem with that crosswalk. we are waking up with the shot of some stormy weather. drew is tracking some lightning. drew: we could see some tomorrow afternoon. today, do not worry. we are dry and warmer compared to yesterday. saturday, we will track the wet weather. we've got 30's and 40's this morning. it is 39 in napa. outside, we will look at the east hills camera. we have a little fog out there. where waking up to partly cloudy skies. that's how the day will remain. we are slowly warming to the 50's and 60's. this afternoon, most of us go into the 60's low 70's.


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