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♪ >> announcer: live where you live, this is "abc 7 news." now at 11:00, guilty or not? jurors are getting ready to have their say in the sierra lamar murder case. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. the verdict in the torres case is set to be announced at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. >> tonight anticipation from both sides of this five-year long criminal case. katie marzullo is live with the developing story. >> reporter: ama, dan, it likely will be a sleepless night for everyone involved. sierra lamar disappeared five years ago. the trial lasted three months and now in just ten hours we'll hear that long-awaited verdict. >> there's no higher stakes -- >> reporter: legal analyst steven clark is surprised the jury in the murder trial reached
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a verdict after only two days worth of deliberations. >> what it shows me is this is a group that got to work right away. they worked together collaboratively, factions didn't build up in the jury deliberation room. >> reporter: angelina garcia torres is charged with first degree murder. if found guilty he faces the death penalty. prosecution says he killed the 15-year-old, that his dna was found on her discarded clothing. the defense says the dna evidence is flawed and since sierra's body has not been found it is nothing more than a missing persons case. >> is it possible sierra lamar could still be alive? if that is the case, that would explain why they came back so quickly, if they felt that the da didn't prove sierra lamar was in fact dead. >> reporter: sierra's father talked to "abc 7 news" after first day of deliberations. >> it's been a long time, but it is a blink of an eye compared to how much time we haven't had sierra with us. >> reporter: garcia tores is
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also on trial for the attempted kidnappings of three women in a safe way parking lot. there will be four separate verdicts read at 9:00 a.m. tuesday. in san jose, katie marzullo, "abc 7 news." the verdict, again, is expect at 9:00 a.m. download the "abc 7 news" app and download push alerts to get the verdict as soon as it happens. we will have extended coverage live on air on "abc 7 news" in the morning. new at 11:00, frightening moments for costco shoppers when three men tried to smash their way into the store's jewelry case. "abc 7 news" was in danville where it happened two hours ago. one of the suspects was in custody. police say one man used a hammer to smash a jewelry case. store employees were able to hold down a suspect until the police arrived. the search continues for the other two. new at 11:00, check out this fire burning right next to the union pacific train tracks in union city. you can see trees burning in a dry field. it started at 8:00 tonight at a homeless encampment. firefighters had it contained to
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less than an acre in half an hour. a dublin family is suing bart after being caught in the middle of a violent mob attack. last month at the bart station dozens of teenagers jumped the gate and started robbing an beating people. a family filed a million dollar lawsuit claiming safety failures that could have prevented the attack. the father says his family is still traumatized. >> two individuals jumped on me and started beating me. i laid back in the seat to cover up, a third individual started beating me. at that point my wife fell on my daughter to cover her up. >> investigators arrested two people and identified several juveniles. new developments to night in the investigation into what went wrong moments before a plane crashed in napa county. here it is. it happened today at lake berry. the plane was a single engine slight sport amphibious aircraft. lilian kim is in the newsroom with up to the minute information on the story. lilian. >> reporter: icon aircraft created a lot of buzz in the
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"african voices"an injury when it debuted the a-5 which is part boat, all airplane. clearly today is a setback for the start up. ntsb investigators say their first priority is to get it to a secure location. the aircraft was only in the air 20 minutes before it crashed in a remote section of the lake. inside were two icon employees who died in the crash. the pilot, 55-year-old john carcow and his passenger, 41-year-old. >> we don't have any known witnesses at this point in time to the accident sequence itself. we are looking for witnesses. >> reporter: in a statement icon ceo said it was a devastating personal loss for many of us. the tholts and prayers of our entire organization are with the families of both people on board. they were both truly amazing individuals. icon's mission is to build planes just for fun. the a-5, an amphibious single engine two seater sells for at
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much as $257,000. he talked about the joy of flying in an icon video. >> the most fun you can have i think in any sport, and flying is a, is when the tool you are using is out of mind. you are just flying. >> reporter: industry experts say while the crash is no doubt a setback for the company, icon has been applauded for introducing an innovative aircraft to the market. >> in that regard it has been exciting especially for those who want to see more light sport aircraft. >> reporter: as for the investigation, the ntsb says a preliminary report should be released in the next five business days. lilian kim, "abc 7 news." marin county's top coroner is back in the bay area to face child molestation charges, 46-year-old darryl harris was arrest fried day. "abc 7 news" was in the courthouse today, but the judge wouldn't let cameras in. harris is accused of abusing a girl over the course of seven years. investigators say it started when she was under age 14. she is now an adult. harris faces four felonies. he will be back in court next
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week. new at 11, some people who live in east bay are pushing back against pg&e tonight, fighting its plan to cut down nearly 300 trees. those trees may be chopped down in lafayette for a gas pipeline safety project, but people living nearby don't believe it is going to make them any safer. "abc 7 news" reporter katie utehs is live to explain why. >> reporter: there's been a real movement. they've created these signs, made a petition, even started a website. they're calling this effort by pg&e smoke and mirrors, following the san bruno conviction. >> what the agreement is doing is wrong for the city of lafayette. >> reporter: michael dawson is spear heading an effort to save trees in lafayette, some 272 along a gas pipeline including old oaks and red woods have been identified for removal by pg&e. >> the primary issue here is insuring first responders have access to gas transmission lines in event of an emergency or national disaster. >> reporter: the utility wants ten feet of clearance on both
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sides of the line. >> if there is a rupture, we need to access that line and we actually squeeze it off. it is using -- almost looked at as a large pair of flyers. >> reporter: residents say it doesn't prevent a leak or explosion. >> this is not helping anyone be safer. they need to do more inspections and other ways to do safety initiatives. >> reporter: trees along the popular reservoir trail could be on the shopping block. >> we want to explore every option. >> reporter: the pipeline safety program spans from bakersfield to eureka so other communities are tackling this same issue. >> there's not a timeline for when tree replacement will start. >> reporter: the show of community disapproval led city council to postpone the tree cutting but it is not halted all together. in lafayette, katie utehs, "abc 7 news." new details. president trump is using twitter in a different way to make a political statement. his new twitter banner includes
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a message reading in part, there is no evidence of collusion with russia and trump. the move comes after forming acting attorney general sally yates testified. she said she told white house staff national security adviser michael flynn could be blackmailed after lying to his bosses about contacts with the russian ambassador. >> the vice president was unknowingly making false statements to the public, and because we believed that general flynn was compromised with respect to the russians. >> flynn was forced to resign in february after yates' warning became public. new at 11:00, the iconic mavericks surf competition is going up for auction. the companies that manage mavericks plan to auction the contest business-related assets on june 1. it is part of ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. this year's event was cancel but the sale may include a pending permit to hold the contest. the auction's minimum bid is one million dollars. also new at 11:00, the
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warriors swept the utah jazz to advance to the western conference finals. yes, sir, "abc 7 news" was at the board room in san francisco where fans cheered on the 121-95 win tonight. the team will have some time to rest. they're going the play the winner of the spurs/rocket series which is now tied at two a piece. a shoe is in salt lake city with reaction from steph and the boys. he will have it coming up in sports. "abc 7 news" continues with these new stories. >> i'm wayne freedman on the peninsula. it is a disease that many describe as an imitator. it comes on in many forms. it is difficult to diagnose, even more difficult to treat. lyme disease coming up. and new tonight, no liking, sharing or commenting. the major outage affecting facebook. and check this out. a rogue drone that led to this ugly cycling crash in the california community.
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i'm "abc 7 news" meteorologist sandh meteorologist sandhya patel. we're going for a roller coaster ride. i will explain coming up. here is a look at what is coming up on jimmy kimmel live at "abc 7 news at 11:00." welcome back, jimmy. >> thanks, dan and ama. i'm back to work and lfg it. the jimmy kimmel test i think should be no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it. can that be the you're going to be hanging out in here. so if you need anything, text me. do you play? ♪ ♪ use the chase mobile app to send money in just a tap, to friends at more banks then ever before. you got next? chase. helping you master what's now and what's next.
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. new at 11:00, may is national lyme disease awareness month, and in california that means a push to make not only victims but doctors more aware. >> in many cases the symptoms are confusing. now there's an effort to change
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that. here's "abc 7 news" reporter wayne freedman. >> reporter: at the age of 18, louis sheridan is so familiar with these medications you might think he has a degree in pharmacology but he knows them for all of the wrong reasons. >> i got mono, walking pneumonia, bronchitis twice, stomach flu, a bunch of cold. >> reporter: such are a few of the symptoms of lyme disease. miss mother kathleen has it too after going undiagnosed for years. >> you either sound like a hypochondriac or you need to go to a specialist for each of those things. >> reporter: lyme comes from ticks, spring grass is full of them even in california where most of us recognize the telltale bites. but not the more sub versive symptoms. >> we want lyme disease to be easy to diagnose. >> reporter: she is partnering with groups around the country to create a biodata bank of
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hooim disease. if you have tick bite they might ask you to volunteer a few vial also of blood. kathleen picked up lyme while gardening. >> i never saw a tick on myself, i never did. >> reporter: louis had it twice. first he got it from a tick on his dog, second while camping. the disease has slowed him down so much that high school has four. in california, there are thousands of stories just like his. in loss at owes wayne freedman, "abc 7 news." new tonight, facebook appears to be back up and running again after a major outage you may have noticed tonight. about 6:45 people trying to log in saw this saying something went wrong. down found service out in the u.s. and parts of asia and australia. facebook fixed the outage and apologized for it but never said what caused it exactly.
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you have another option for shopping on line. target announced it is testing a new home delivery service called target restock. customers can choose from 8,000 items and get delivery next day for a flat fee. they're trying to better compete with wal-mart and online leader amazon. >> tonight jimmy kimmel returns to "late night" one week after announcing his newborn son had emergency heart surgery. >> our son billy is doing very well. [ cheering and applause ]. >> you heard the good news there. kim my says his son billie is eating and sleeping. he thanked fans for support and called out people who criticized him for making a plea to offer health care to all children. >> i would like to apologize for saying that children in america should have health it care. it was insensitive. it was offensive and i hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. >> watching jimmy take on his critics live, like newt gingrich, coming up at 11:35.
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nice to have him back. >> absolutely. nice to have the beautiful weather we've been having. >> it is gorgeous. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the week ahead. >> dan and ama it was stunning today, not too hold or cold. we will see temperature spike tomorrow. get ready for a major drop as we head into the end of the workweek. beginning of the weekend well below average. by monday of next week a good ten degrees below normal. a beautiful look right now from our tower camera looking towards san francisco and the bay bridge there. visibility is terrific from this vantage point, but it is not going to look like that everywhere. as we check out live doppler 7 we have not only high clouds above but patch else of fog down along the coastline. half moon bay visibility down to four miles. you will want to watch out tomorrow morning for the commute. temperatures 50s, 60s for everyone. a live look from the emeryville
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camera. warmer weather for tomorrow. much cooler on wednesday, and we are expecting gusty winds at the end of the week. tomorrow morning when you get going the only place where you will find patchy fog will be near the coast. for the rest of you it will be clear, but cool enough in some spots, upper 40s along the coast and if some of our valleys, to where you will need that second layer. later on in the afternoon you can drop 'em because look at microclimates. highs for tuesday, yes, it will be breezy, 62 degrees in half mon bay. that will keep the temperature temper. 70 degrees in downtown san francisco, up from 65 today. 75 in oakland. walnut creek 86 degrees. you know it is starting to look like summer when antioch makes it up to 88. and half moon bay is 62 degrees. it will be warm inland. highs for your tuesday for the rest of the bay area, in the south bay 82 in san jose, santa clara, on the peninsula. a nice day, like i mentioned, not too hot or cold. 77 in redwood city. you will need the sunscreen,
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same in south san francisco. the sun will be out and in the north bay mid 80s. santa rosa, nevada, oakland to san lee and row in the mid 70s, inland spots will be warm but not too hot. 88 in is a ramone, 85 in livermore. if you are going to the a's game tomorrow night, sun will go down right after 8:00 and you will notice going from sunny to clear. 63 degrees at the start of the game, dropping down to 57. so really nice weather for the a's game. always you take a look at the weather seven day forecast, temperatures rising heading into tomorrow. low 60s to upper 80s and much cooler as the fog comes back in, the breeze kicks up. mid 50s to mid 70s wednesday. that cooling trend carries us through the end of the workweek. friday mid 60s to upper 50s, windy and cool. thursday i should backtrack, a possibility. sprinkles. weekend, very little change
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expect, upper 50s to low 70s. slight chance, you heard right, possibility of showers next monday. it is far out there. it is far out there. download the accuweather t t t
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(and yeah, it's him too) don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. . drones aren't only a problem for airplanes. they can be hazardous closer to the ground. take a look. captured a cringe worthy moment on video. a drone crashed to the ground in front of a cyclist in sacramento. a piece of the drone caught the bike's front wheel and sent the cyclist over his handle bars. he suffered a gravel rash. the drone pilot is offering him a new wheel and helmet. >> lucky he didn't break his neck. seriously. >> on to sports. good night for the warriors. >> warriors doing well, but so is another east bay sports team. holy toledo, the,'s do it again
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as they walk off a winner for third straight game. the warriors, yes, they stay unbeaten
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how sweep it is. tonight the warriors used a fast start to help complete a four-game sweep of the utah jazz. in game three was kevin durant leading the way. the night he got lots of help. steph curry drops it off for green who pops for three. still in the first, livingston finds magee for the dunk. golden state led by 21 after one. utah rallied with a 14-0 run. daunte with the two-hand slam, but golder state had the answer. the nice dish to durant for the dunk, k.d. finished with 18 points. third quarter, green with the alley-oop pass for durant. dunk you very much. gordon hayward kept the jazz hanging around, scored a team high 25 points, but not nearly enough as the war jors just too good and too deep. curry with three of his game high 30. late in the third with a shot clock winding down, draymond finds an drandrei in the warter.
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had a triple-double, one of 11 assists. the warriors complete the sweep with 121-95 rick torrey, on to the conference finals where they will play houston or san antonio. our mike shumann is in salt lake city. >> the warriors were too much for the jazz tonight. back-to-back sweeps also a franchise record. the jazz were game but they just didn't have enough game. >> building the lead was great because we knew we would get a good shot from the jazz and they're going to make a run eventually, and just great to build a lead like that and obviously make some shots. >> we talked about getting off to a good start. our guys did that, but maybe i should have said we should get off to a good start and keep playing that way. that's the part i might have left out. and utah fought, they clawed. next thing you know it is a ball game. i got to give our guys credit because they stayed with it. >> warriors will get either
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san antonio or houston. earliest they could start would be sunday. if it goes seven games it will be tuesday for the western conference. >> oakland's baseball team on a roll. in the seven, plouffe takes angel's pitcher deep to center and nearly hits a camera man. that tied the contest at two. in the 11th, lowery gives the a's third straight walk-off victory with a second home run of the game. 3-2 the final. lowery gets a pie in the face and a gatorade bath. the giants were in new york to take on the mets in the sixth. posey gives san francisco a 3-2 lead with this solo shot into the upper deck. new york came back to tie. in the ninth, hunter strickland gives up a game-winning single to walker. the mets walk off with 4-3 victory. this "abc 7 news" sports report has been brought to you by river rock casino. the misery continues for the giants. >> thanks, rick. >> all right, "abc 7 news" continues now online, on


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