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>> alan: an east bay neighborhood evacuate after offirs find pipe bombs and bombmaking material inside a home. good evening everye. danville police were taking no chances today. >> carolyn: when officers discoved the pipe bombs, they go neighbors out of their homes and called in the bomb squad. >> reporter: the peopleho live in this danville neighborhood are back in their homes after several of them were told to leaveor their own safety. the pipe bombs were found inside this home on amigo road.
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police were first alerted to the house after reports of a verbal disturbce. officer learned the argument was over one of the residents possessing seral pipe bombs, eric dennis was in possession of three homemade pipe bombs and other materials. the police evacuated nearby homes and called in the walnut creek bomb squad to help, which etonated the bombs on the scene. the neighbors are relieved it's over. ey say it -- the house sticks out from the other homes in the neighborhood. >> we don't wa this kind of activity occurring with children around. we long for a safe neighborhood, and besides that house, we really had that here, and danville is pretty sleepy. so itas very active here today. >> hopefully going to kee a watch on the house and what
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guess on. we like to keep at it safe neighborhood. >> reporter: danville police arrested eric denni for's of a destructive does and bombmaking materials. he has been bookedt the montana -- mainez jail and is being held on bail. >> alan: sarah shourd arrived back on american soil this morning after spending 13 months in an iranian prison. sh appeared before reports at 9:00 a.m., saying she was only n-third -- one-third free after leang behind her fiancee and friend. >> looking stro and healthy, sarah shourd thanked the iranian government for her release. >> my disappointment in not sharinghis with shane and josh was crushing. >> reporter: the mothers of the fellow captives are seeking a
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eting with mahmoud ahmadined while he is here with the u.n. th long ordeal of the three americans began i july last year why war were arrested fo allegey crossing the border from iraq and were accused of being spies. josh and shane could spend years behind bars. sarah shourd said she left prson with her spirit bruised but not broken. sheid not elaborate on the conditions she endured, but it's notorious repution for brutality has the mothers for her fellow hikers concerned for their well-bein >> iran hinted the americans could be released in exchange for iranians in prison here in the united states. >> believe that it would not be mistake to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release
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the iranians. >> rerter: that raises concerns the two american prisoners are being used as bar gapping chips and may not be released soon. everyone hopes one release will befollowed by others. abc news. >> carolyn: it's been 11 days sinc the gas piline exploded in san bruno, kiing at least four people. today people all over the peninsula came together for a day of healing and fundraising. benefit concert collected donations for victims of the fire, and showed support for the entire community. we have this report. >> reporter: in a community where it seems like everyo knows someone impacted by the exlosion, it also seems like just about everyone is ready to help out. >> just getting it back to where it is. a good cause. >> reporter: whether it's the cup cak stand or big a t-shirt, these neighbors say it's time to
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chip in and help and to begin heang. >> we willd and become again a city we want to invite you back to in a couple years from now. >> rorter: but there's still a long road ahead. con instruments crews boarded up the final windows in the blast zone. 15ear-old corrina walsh's close friend lost her home. the fundraiser at her high school was her idea. >> people were donati items and money and blood all in the firsteek, and already it starting to die down in the news, and even in the community, peoe are starting to say okay, let's move on to the next big thing. but they're going to need help for months. >> reporter: the victims of the blast were here, they didn't make their pesence know, but the d express their thanks in the neighborhood. here at the high shool, all of
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th money that is collecd will be donated to the rotary and lions club and be distributed to fire victims who need the help most. >> alan: pg&e could release a list o 1eu9s hundred riskst pipelines tomorrow. the abc-7 news has learn it couldelease the list alon with ma. this comes after pressure from federa and state leaders, including governor schwarzenegger. &e had opposed revealing location of pipelines because of nationalecurity concerns. the massive cleanup is expected this week, possibl on thursday. the demolition and cleap will take one day per property and because of the potential for a toxic dustup, the bay area air quality management is installing air quality monitorin equipment. if youant to know how you can help the victims of the fire, go to, and click on "see it on tv".
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>> carolyn: san jose police officers are protesting the eliminationf the gang unit. it's being combined wh the metro unit. staffing has been slashed by a third. the union leaders saying the cuts will have a devastating fect on public safety. >> the majority of homicide's in san jose are gang related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yestday. it is a fact >> carolyn: san jose mayor chuck reid blames the cuts on skyrocketing psion costs. he says the combined task force will still ma fighting gng violence a priority. >> there will be some lower level crimes such as homeless encamp. reval that won't get as up attention of the chief will focus on the most important priorities, gang suppression is one them. >> carolyn: the pice ran an ad in the mercury news protesting
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the cuts. >> alan: they're look for victims of a man they say is impercent nateing a police officer. they say he owns a retired police squad car and installed a siren, lights and loudspeaker in it. police say the found a badge, pole uniform and law enforcemt patches, and police are asking anyone who may have been stopped by kelling to call the police. >> carolyn: drivers on 680 will have a new option to speed up their commute. the first express lane will open at 5:00 a.m. car poole can use the lane for free. solo drivers can use it for a fee. they just ne a fast track transponder. prices rise and fall based on congestion, from 30-cent to $6. >> alan: member of a religious cult show up safe and sound.
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this after their leader left bind a night saying they might have killed themselves. >> caryn: a car goes on dilay at a san francis gallery. what it took to get it there. >> alan: fierce waves are pounding bermuda as hurrica igor washes ashore. >> leigh: believe it or not we had a cold front move across the bay area. a identify light -- few light shers, but right now it's the fog. we have the next seven
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>> alan: in southern california the leaders of a small relation sect hs been hospitalized for a menl evaluation. ssing after leaving behind documents that looked like farewell lettersle the five women and agent children were found praying in a parker in palm dale. investigators were contacted by two of the women's husband last night after finding documents that referenced a adjournin to -- a journey to the next life. >> you see me, i'm okay, the son,he dogs, everybody okay. >> they overreact because we left cell phone and didn't call them. >> you left the cell phones because? >> i don't want to interrupt me when i'm doing my jesus stuff. >> alan: the 32-year-old leader is under a mandatory hold after police determined she is not able to care for herself. >> carolyn: that massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico is now officially declared dead. the coast guard announced the
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broken well that sped more than 20million gallons of oil into the gulf no longe pose a threat. it's five months after a deadly explosion sank the rig, leading to the worst oil spill in u.s. history. the gusher was contained in july but it took until now to get a permant ceme plug in place crews installed a new exhibit in a market street gallery. not a pricey painting or sculpture but a form of transpoation. it will remain on display at one market several months. the model is the car tesla will make the nummi plant in fremont. it can drive 300 miles on a single charge. crews had to hois it up two stories to get it in the building. >> alan: up next.
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>> alan: hurricane igor battering bermuda. 80 miles-per-hour winds are whipping up waves and heavy rains are causing minor ooding. david curley files this report from bermuda. >> reporter: this isurricane or arriving. some high wis and a lot of rain. residen here on this island woke up to good news and bad ews. the bad news is that igor is headed right towards the island, 21 square miles in the middle of the atlantic. the good news it's now a category 1. still, are seeing gusts already of 85-miles-an-hour, and some of the waves hitting 15 feet. in fact it's that surge of water which could cause damage. when the storm was a category 2, th premiere warned this might be the strongest storm the island ever faced. that'sno longer the case, but igor will sit over the island for 12 hours because it's so big, and it's the better can --
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battering wind ask the rain that worries officials. >> calyn: we have had really humid and muggy weather. >> leigh: it's a weak cold front, and emphasize the weak. if it moved through. it did leave us with clearing. here'sa live shot from san jose. a little blue sky the. some lations did pick up a little bit of rainfall i do want to show you -- we just talk about igor. i want to show you the latest satelli. you can get a sense, this thing is moving over the tiny island rig now. just swallowing it up. loom at the diamer of this thing. category, moving to the north at 15 mileser-hour. so it will continue to churn up towards the north, and as it getsinto the colder water, it should sart to decrease in intensity and speed.
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so that's a look at eye -- ago i -- igor. right now, 72, san francisco. and san jose, blu sky, 69 degre. we're going cooler temperatures overnight tonight. areas of dense fog. dry and cooler through mid-week, and as we head through wednesy night, that's when the fall arrives at 8:09. here's a little moisture from the cold front. chico. boom. there you go these are starting to decrease. live doppler hd not picking up anye can coaz across the bay area today, but earlier a few drops, .01 there, and san francisco, a littlever a trace. here is how the syste moved thugh. youl notice that as it start to move through it just kind of
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falls apart. behind we see some of the clearings. overnight we will look out for the fog develop and it shou push further inland towards the desert regions. it will be cooler behind the system so ovrnight temperatures, mid-and upper 40s in the north bay 5. 5 for san francisco, livermor 54, and a little mild weath for antioch at 60 degreesle we start off tomorrow morning wth poets of dense fog. have 0 to slow down the monda morning commute, and then in the forecast animation, the low clouds burn to just near the coast. 60s near the coast, and 70s elsewhere, and 80s inland. s here's a look at the hig tomorrow. 76, san jose, the coast, half moon bay, 6 4. palo alto, 74. sa francisco, you warm to 68 degrees, andmore sunshine. in the north bay, 80 for san rosa. 76, napa.
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oakland, 7 1. fremo, 7 4. pittsburg, 78. 77 for danville and concord. santa cruz, 74 doagz. the seveday forecast, the last 2000 fe -- last few days of sumer, fall arrives 8:09 wednesday night. and thursday, friday, saturday, offshore winds, and that's going to mean temperatures returning io the 90s inland for next weekend. >> alan: talk to shu the raiders eek out a win and change the quarterback positio >> mike: week two, a little quarterback change in oakland. the rams in town for the home opener, which was blacked out. gradkowski repled jason campbell. noally not a good sign but bruce led them to the first win of the year. second and goal. sam bradford to clayton.
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7-0 rams. raiders down 7-3-cam bowl -- campbell picked off. and his day was done. tom cable decides at halftime to send in bruce grad cow ski for the second half. the raiders respond. trd and goal. gradkowski to murphy. 13-7 raiders. gradkowski threw for 162 rds, one score and that pick. raiders clingi to the lead. and get the rescu 16-14. >> you hav to be ready when your time ge called. i was fortunate. we came out the second half. brought fire and intensity and eney and did some good things. >> we had been mong the ball. just stalled when we got to the red zone. the decision they made, got to do what i go to do to deal with
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it and move forward >> mike: cal well reprented at the eagles lions game. vick to jacks, and the former golden bear turns on the jets, 135 yards ceiving and that uchdown. jahvid st touching up his two t.d. runs last week with two today. weaving in and out of traffic. look at him go. 232 total yards and two touchwns, but the eagles win 35-32. giants prevented a sweep against milwaukee with some heavy lumber. a much-needed win as they hit the road for their final six games away from at&t park. the caped crusader,batman man in attennce. guillen clears the bags with a grand slam. you don't see many slams in the first. the fifth, more from gee yes, based loaded, two out hit.
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6 rbi day for gee yes. giants offense wasn done. bottom seven, burrell's homer, the giants with the 9-2 victory. >> a lot of games left. nothing going t come easy from this point on. e have to earn ever win and just kin of be smart and go hard and just win games. >> mike: in minnesota, the a's looking to take 2-3 from the ins, and oaklan put up a crooked number off liriano in the first. it's a two-out singing into center. then in the fifth mark ellis puts some muscle into this one. see ya. to left and gone. his fourth of the year. the a's love affair with the .500 mark continues, they win 6-2. a unique event held yesterday on alcatraz. the red bull king of the rock, 63 playersn a one-on-one
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basketball tournament. first official sporting event er held on the rock. the winner was isaiah "clutch" bowman. hs the clutch shot to beat phoenix native gary smith. rajon rondo was the master of ceremonies. to the sylvania 300 at new hampshire motor speedway. the first of ten races in the chase to the nascar championsh. clin bowyer take the checkered flag. moves from 12th to second in the chase standings. up more from the raider and plays of the day tonight at 11:00. i dot there's a quarterback controvey in oakland. they just needed a spark. >> carolyn: need to fure that out. >> mike: can't take it pernent in the nfl. >> alan: a crowded field at the box office this weekend. >> carolyn: a ban afleck film that seemed to come out of nowhere. stay with u. [ female announcer ] this is strawberry pop tart.
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♪ >> carolyn: surprise victory at the box office th weekend. ben affleck's crime drama "the town" was the top movie with $23illion. easy a was inspired by the book the scarlet letter. the horror thriller, devil, about strain jersey trapped -- strangered trapped in an elevator, came in third. >> an: that could be very uncomfortable to watch. >> carolyn: thanks foroining us. were prese i want you to >>
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