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to look for their family and relative living in dprk. >> for the first time tonight we are hearing from the palo alto man taken off a plane and held captive for more than a month in north korea. good evening. i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates is live in the newsroom with tonight's new developments. ama? >> these are major developments. not only are we seeing and hearing about newman, but we are hearing about what lead to his detainment. >> these are the first images
since he was detained from the north korean government. newman is reading what is an apology letter that explains what he did against the north when he fought in the korean war. >> they collected information and attacked the commune cation system and killed three innocent operators. >> the korean central news agency says he masterminded espionage and subversive activities and in this course he was involved in killings of service personnel of the korean people's army and innocent civilians. earlier this week his wife broke her silence pleading for his released. >> we hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved very quickly and that he can return and be at our table for the holidays. >> what is not clear is who wrote the alleged apology letter. in the past the north korean government has been accused of coercing statements from detainees. in the video new man promised
to tell the truth about the country if they let him go. a possible indication of his released. >> i can understand in u.s. and in western countries there is misleading information and propaganda. >> abc7 news has contacted the u.s. state department to see if it has reviewed the video and has anything to say about it. we also reached out to newman'sily in the bay area and so far no word from either. ama dates, abc7 news. >> thank you, ama. newman is a korean war veteran and was on a trip to north korea, but removed by officials as his flight home was about to take off. that was october 26th. newman's family has had no contact with him since then. developing news, a standoff in a southern california phone store is over. the gunman who barricaded himself inside was killed. the standoff began at 4:00 this afternoon after police say an armed ran robbed a rite-aid and then locked
himself in a verizon store. after more than five hours a s.w.a.t team went in and they found him dead. nobody else was hurt. thousands of shoppers in the bay area hit the stores this black friday. among the deal seekers, demonstrators are out in force protesting the big box retailer. alan wang is live where police arrested some of the protesters. alan? >> carolyn, everything is back to normal tonight, but around 4:30 the demonstrators were in the middle of the street ignoring police. it was part of a coordinated effort against wal-mart, about about -- but the only one happening in the bay area happened right here. about 150 people demmon straighted in the southbound -- demonstrated in the southbound lanes in front of the san leandro wal-mart. many in green t-shirts are part of an organized group of former and current wal-mart employees complaining about low wages and retaliation formp.
>> we as workers have a legal right to speak out to our employers. >> there is no intimidation and no retaliation at wal-mart. in fact, we have processes for associates to speak with management. >> i make $8.65 and it is hard to pay represent -- to pay rent. when you pay your bills have you nothing left. >> in california the average hourly rate is over $13. there are 401k benefits and health starts as low as $a 18 a pay period. we know we offer good jobs. >> police arrested five demonstrators for civil disobedience. but their sacrifices continue stop with their own sympathizers from shopping at wal-mart. he had to buy trash bags and paper towels. >> are they going to stop you from going in there and supporting wal-mart though? >> i am supporting my kids. i am not supporting the business. >> reporter: police reopened the street and wal-mart says this store continued having a
steady stream of business throughout black friday. in san leandro, alan wang, abc7 news. >> at alan explained demonstrations took place nationwide. they arrested 15 people at the wal-mart in roseville near sacramento. about a hundred protesters were outside the store for two hours today. 15 broke off and marched to the busy intersection and then sat down. they were arrested for failing to disperse. despite a few problems most black friday events were pretty calm. most shoppers told us it was not as crowded as they expected. so many people now shop on-line or through mobile. 24r walls an increase in -- there was an increase in sales and amazon saw a 25% increase. for some customers, the deals this year did thought coerce them to buy. >> i thought it would be better. you see commercials on tv and they say flat screen for $100. i didn't see any of that stuff. there are good savings in there.
>> retailers that president oned to open early on thanksgiving day say they saw relatively big crowds, an indication of what might be a new holiday shopping tradition. check out this time lapse video showing the hoards of shopper at macy's. it has been busy since its opening at 8:00 last night. for the most part shoppers were on their best behavior, but that's not the case everywhere. the frenzy got out of hand in someplaces. in north carolina this fist fight broke out as people tried to get their hands on cheap flat screen tv's. and at a wal-mart in georgia workers were caught in a crush of shoppers trying to get their hands on tablet computers. despite rn whattings to wait they swarmed a pallet loaded with pallets as soon as it was rolled out. >> they were trying t let shoppers in one by one. bad idea. hundreds jumped the security railings. the security guards could only stand and watch. another chaotic scene in west
palm beach, florida. crowds got rowdy over a few deals offered to a limited number of customers. we have breaking news on the dunbar ton bridge right now. the westbound lanes of the bridge are closed because of a fatal accident. the highway patrol says a pedestrian walking on the bridge was hit by a car. this happened around 10 ooflt 40 and no word -- 10:40 and no word when the westbound side will re-open. a police officer made his 100th drunk driving arrest of 2013 this week. >> i certainly believe it does save lives. that's one of the main reasons i do the job. >> officer kevin mcdougal has received awards from mothers against drunk driving in each of the last six years. he could receive another one this year. early thursday morning he made his 100th dui after pulling over a driver who had run a red light. the commanding officer says the extra efforts are making a difference.
>> it has made the community a lot safer and discouraged people from getting on the street intoxicated and that just goes to his level of dedication. >> it is just something i like to do and i have done for a longtime. i think i am pretty good at it. >> officer mcdougal says he looks for obvious violations such as speeding or running a red light or stop signs. he says half of the people he arrests for dui thought they were okay to drive at the time. a man was shot to death inside a vallejo apartment. it happened at the marina heights apartment complex. homicide is releasing few details of what lead up to this killing. the victim's identity has not been released. police are looking for a man who robbed a bank of america branch. we have photos to show you. the man went into the bank around 5:00 p.m. he passed a note to the teller demanding money. he is described as a white man, 6 feet tall and a thin
build and light brown goatee. developing news in the bart negotiations. the unions that went on sale twice are set to sue bart over a family medical leave clause which bart claims was a mistake in the contract. the clause would give workers up to six weeks of paid family leave per year. bart removed the clause earlier this month before proving the contract. the removal is an assault on the collective bargaining process. a major rescue operation continues in glasco, scotland. there were more than 100 people attending the live music event. search and rescue teams believe people are still trapped in the rubble and they are working to get them out. a heart felt homecoming as the coast guard hurricane in time for the holidays. >> and getting ready for the next big shopping day, cyber
last few months. they made it back to base this evening. they were deployed for 109 days in alaska patrolling the bering sea and the arctic ocean. they did search and rescue missions and patrolled the open waters enforcing the teshing laws. -- the fishing laws. most of the attention focused on big box retailers. but the focus shifts to small businesses tomorrow. locally owned mom and pop businesses will take part in small business saturday. the event was started in 2010 by credit card giant american express, but it quickly received the endorsement of the u.s. senate and a small business administration. >> if you missed out today don't forget cyber monday coming up. millions will log on to continue their shopping. on-line cyber monday sales tripled to $1.50 billion compared to 2011 and this year's figure is expected to be higher and could be the biggest on record. >> the booming on-line sales means busy time are to delivery services.
federal express will have have the busiest time. they will have 20 million shipments just on that day. >> here is a chance to help us feed the bay area. visit the abc7 news facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. we will donate $1 in your honor up to $75,000. everybody who takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 in cash. the winner to be uh united states nod december 19th. a big thank you to our viewers including including an especially generous one. a pop warner football team will contend to the that will championship. >> donating $20,000 to the cause. >> zach nelson, the ceo of nestle donated $20,000 and he said the team's pleas for financial help moved him. the pop warner super bowl
takes place in orlando. it is looking a lot like christmas in san francisco's union square tonight. hundreds attended the tree lighting ceremony. the 83-foot tree illuminated with 33,000 energy efficient lights and more than 1100 ornaments. macy's sponsored the tree lighting for 24 years. >> and san jose's tree is a glow. christmas in the park kicked off the holiday season downtown. for the first time this year it includes displays where cats and dogs are available for adoption. the sheriff's office called on some of its prisoners to help create the victorian-style set. >> all of the trailers and the rooms were built by inmates at elmwood. they did the design on the rooms and so we are very, very excited to have live animals here in the park available for adoption.
>> the christmas in the park along with the skating rink is open from 9:00 in the morning until midnight, january 1st. >> pier39 and disneyland resort will bring you a special presentation of pier39's tree lighting celebration this sunday at 4:theater here on abc -- 4:30 here on abc7. hosted by -- >> none other than spencer christian. >> it was a great tree lighting ceremony. here is live doppler 7hd. clear skies across the bay area right now and lovely, mild weather and continuing into the end of november. here is a live view from the exploratorium camera looking down on the embarcadero center. 52 in san francisco and 50 in oakland and 46 redwood city and 51 san jose. midto upper 40s loss dwt toes and half moon bay. a look over san francisco on this clear night from the sutro tower camera. 41 in napa and 39 in novato. mid40s in concord and livermore and one final live
view from our rooftop camera and looking at the embarcadero we will have our second consecutive spare the air day. this pattern will be with us through the weekend, but we will have much, much cooler weather. the temperatures are going to plummet. here is a look at our satellite image and you can see the clouds pushing through southern california early today. they have dissipated. right now it is dry and we will have a nice, dry, mild, holiday weekend in the bay area as well. we will start our forecast animation. we may see a few high clouds creep through during the early morning and overnight hours. midday into the afternoon we will look at sunny and mild conditions. once again tomorrow and on sunday. here is a look at our overnight lows. as i mentioned earlier we will see a few high clouds swopping through. sweeping through. the low temperatures generally around a area will be in the low to mid40s. it will be chillier up north. upper 30s in santa rosa and
napa and fairfield 38, 39 in livermore. generally lows in the 40s. as we look live from the south beach camera along the bay bridge here is a look at our air quality report. i mentioned the spare the air alert. no wood burning during a spare the air alert. it is in effect until midnight. on to high temperatures tomorrow, sunny, mild to warm. south bay highs upper 60s, 67 in san jose and 69 at morgan hill. upper 60s on the peninsula. 68 redwood city and mountain view. mid60s on the coast at paw sesk caw and half moon bay and mid60s in and around san francisco. in the north bay highs of 68 at santa rosa and sonoma and napa. on the east bay highs of 68 in oakland and castro valley and fremont and the inland will have highs of 68 degrees at fairfield, antioch, live more and walnut creek. here is the seven-day forecast. after this mild weekend we will have slightly cooler weather on monday by a few
degrees and sharply cooler weather on tuesday. tuesday to the end of the week will reach to the mid50s. there is a slight chance of rain. but the the big change is not just rain. any rain will be light. the big change will be the sharp drop in temperatures. it will feel like winter. >> thanks, spencer. in sports, the warriors and thunder play an over time
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oakland he hit a jumper at the buzzer and the warriors stunned oklahoma city. they paid him back tonight. the star power and scores everywhere in this game. the warriors will turn it over and russell westbrook will pick it up and feed kevin durant and this is with authority. westbrook with another warrior turnover. ucla star with 14 at the
half. curry with 14 at the break and hand in his face and warriors were up by as many as 9. here comes okc. the step back and had a season high 34 points. fourth quarter and spec stack lar on the drive. spectacular on the drive. they go to over time and curry gorgeous pass to david leigh here. one of his five assists. final seconds and warriors by one. he misses and westbrook keeps the rebound alive and launches the game winner. you .10 of a second left. san jose state quarterback. spectacular on senior day and 7-0 spartans in a flash. no defense at all in the first half. car to harper and an amazing one-handed grab. this time for 75 yards you.
he has six touchdowns and no picks. carr not bad, 519 yards and also six td's. bulldogs were up and sparty comes back and jones caught three of the td's. the scoring would slow in the second half. quarterback sneak and spartans pull off the upset 62-52. fresno state with their first loss of the year and crushes their bcs dreams. sparty is now eligible. >> we knew what we had to do and we did it. we did it for the seniors and we talked about it all week. we went out there and made plays. >> we understood we would have to make plays. we got in the red zone and no more field goals. we had to get touchdowns. field goals are not going to win. >> sparty is going bowling. a couple teams with history and hostility. just 35 seconds in and point
blank range and sharks up 1-0. a little later and joe thorton and they team up again and a beautiful pass to burns. the sharks built a 4-0 lead and the blues came back. it is 4-3 game. burns would put it away though. the wrist shot for the hat trick. the men in teal would add an empty netter 6-3. a little baseball news and vog vog -- vogelsong is return together giants. he went only 4-6 last year and his season cut short after he broke his pinky while batting in a game. with voggy coming back the starting rotation is now set. abc7 sports is brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> that seems like a smart move, doesn't it? >> they just saved themselves a million dollars and brought back a guy they wanted anyway. >> just ahead, snow in the forecast. forecast. we will show y
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weather. clear and cool and chilly in the inland valleys. the temperatures will range from a chilly 36 dries in the north bay valleys until about 50 in san francisco. it will be about 4 to 5 dries by 8:00 a.m. if you sleep late you will miss a great sunrise. >> thank you, spencer. >> i will sleep late. in the north bay there is snow in san rafael. >> it is part of san rafael's parade of lights and the winter wonderland. they were making fake snow to create the snow-covered slope. it will continue from 9:00 until noon and hopefully it won't melt too much away. >> 68, 70 degrees. >> get out there quick. >> they better be making more
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