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and might not if it is cloudy. [lr] just being honest with you. reggie tnk you for being transparent. good morning on this thursday come november 18. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. first, turning to mike. mike: you took that balloon, stuck the needle right in. kumasi: i don't want you to be up in the middle of the night looking into see a cloud. mike: may, though. may, we could have another chance. our one lone chance of rain in the entire seven day forecast is tonight. the same time as the almost full lunar eclipse. this morning, here is what we have. mother nature challenging us once again with the fog moving into the east bay valleys. the north bay is going, we deal with this all the time. it over it. but in all seriousness, it is getting worse. the visibility is lower.
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jobina and i will keep an eye on that. the breeze will turn around and become an onshore breeze this afternoon, look what it does to temperatures and clouds. almost no sunshine and highs in the upper 50's to low stray shower possible at 7:00, but a chance tonight. more on that coming up. reggie: we want to get to breaking news we have been tracking all morning. an amber alert issued for a teenage girl from valeo. ticket good look at this photo. she is 15 years old. authorities say she was taken yesterday afternoon at a gas station in santa rosa at the corner of grenville and fulton road's. police say she was forced into a green chrysler minivan with temporary texas license plates. police release this image of the suspect, a 20-year-old. she is 5'6", has a thin build, long dark hair and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with green and red cherries on it and black jeans.
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they say the vehicle may have been heading to the los angeles area. kumasi: focusing on education is a big part of the effort to build a better bay area. two schools will be closing after a late-night vote despite parents rallying to keep them open. amy hollyfield joins us live with more and what this means. amy: the school is one of the ones that will be closing. take one last look, you can see the carla full mural on the side of the building gives a glimpse into the life of the students who walk these halls. they are emotional. the superintendent says with the $14 million deficit and declining enrollment, they had to make the hard choice. parents persisted -- protested the proposal yesterday, and their voices were heard. the district voted to close to schools instead of the proposed four. the superintendent says the buildings they have need repairs.
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doing repairs on all buildings would be expensive and could prevent them from doing much needed upgrades and classrooms. the students, parents and district employees questioned the need for closures. >> we have a great school and great teachers. why should we have to close down? >> they should not be closing the school because of that. you need to advertise and get people to come back to hayward. that want to live in hayward. amy: here is a look at the enrollment issue. officials say the district had a 25% decline in students over the last 20 years. and that number is expected to keep going down. they voted just before 11:00 last night, so it was a late night. they voted to close a trowbridge and bowman. they left the door open to vote on more closures after next year , but for now, it will be these two schools they will shut down after the school year. they will not be opening in the
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fall 2022. live in hayward, abc 7 news. reggie: engineers at kaiser permanente who have been on strike for two months will get a show support. labor leaders say more than 40,000 workers will take part in a one-day soup at the strike starting at 7:00 this morning. they will pick at several facilities and quizzing in san jose. stricken kaiser engineers repair and maintain medical equipment. in a statement, kaiser says they are offering local employees wages similar to other employees , but union leadership once more, asking for unreasonable increases far beyond any other union at kaiser permanente. kumasi: every american adult could soon become eligible for covid-19 boosters. the of days excited to authorize moderna advisors shots for people 18 years and older as soon as today. jobina's at the live desk with when the cdc could give final approval. jobina: sources to abc news and fda approval today could clear the way for the cdc to give final approval tomorrow.
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if the approval timeline goes as expected, all adults might be able to start getting their booster shots as early as this weekend. at least a dozen states, including california, are already offering the shot all adults. officials are citing the growing number of breakthrough cases and more evidence showing waning immunity after six months. cases and hospitalizations are climbing across the nation. at least 27 states have seen an uptick in daily cases in the last two weeks. >> although the highest risk are those people who were unvaccinated, we are seeing an increase in emergency department visits among adults age 65 and older, which are now higher than they are for younger age groups. jobina: the white house is also encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated. the administration says about 2.6 million kids come almost 10% of those eligible, have gotten a shot. in order to be fully immunized by christmas, they should get the first dose by this sunday.
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reggie: california's my turn website is open for booster shot appointments. this is the first time all adult californians are able to sign up. last week, the state announced all adults should be eligible to get a booster. many have been finding it difficult to get an appointment. the only requirements are you have to be at least 18 and been fully vaccinated at least six months ago. kumasi: governor newsom says supportive oakland -- the port of oakland is ready to ease the backlog of container ships. speaking in long beach, he said to container ships have already been diverted from long beach to oakland this month and another diversion is happening next month. port of oakland officials say they are ready, but a local trucking company says while there might not be gridlock on the bay, there is a delay for truckers getting the containers to their final destinations. >> they should be able to do two and a day. we can't even do one. it is horrible. on this we get in line, pick up the container the day before,
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then we have to deliver it the next day. kumasi: trucking companies can occur penalties for late deliveries, and those fees can hit $550 a day per container. >> they go up, they go down. but i think what is most important is we remain consistent. kumasi: vice president kamala harris addressing the not so positive polling numbers for the white house. the issue she says the team is pushing toward an abc news exclusive this morning. reggie: living on a prayer for the partial lunar eclipse. the best time to be outside to get a glimpse. if you can see it at all. mike: the whole bon jovi reference threw me off. here's a look at some of the fog that is developing just south of san rafael. that is going to be the only issue for the commute, little bit of fog in the east bay valley and the north bay valleys that -- valleys.
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talk about the changes seem to lunar eclipse only tonight, but in may. >> today storm impact is impact 1, that means light rain. he penumbral a handy and drive safely. check today storm any time abc 7 news app.
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kumasi: we want to take you live to maryland. this is a very tense hiker rescue that is underway. you can see them trying to get the hiker out of what looks like a pretty dangerous in steep area. we can't really see where the person is, but it looks like they are turned to get them out safely. this is outside of baltimore. they're grappling up the side of the rock face. reports say three hikers were
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walking together when one of them fell into a rocky area and got hurt. we will be keeping an eye on this for you. reggie: tonight, a phenomenon will happen that we've never seen before in our lifetime. it is a partial lunar eclipse, the longest one in 600 years. nasa says it will cover more than 97% of the moon and is expected to last nearly three and a half hours into tomorrow morning. the clips will be visible from anywhere in the country as long as skies are clear -- eclipse. mike: dun, dun, dun. let me share the timing of the clips that we probably will not see. 11:20 is when it begins. 1:03 is the maximum. 2:07, it ends. problem is, it will be shower -- it will be cloudy because of showers. the next chance for a lunar eclipse is next year in may. we are 46 in richmond,d,d,d,
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alameda. elsewhere feeling temperatures in the mid to upper 40's until you get to send carlos in san francisco, about 50 to 52. definitely a chilly morning. to pitchers in the 50's to the east bay the 10:00 -- through 10:00. -- temperatures. down to 55 by 8:00. a one on the storm impact scale, it is very great today. stray shower possible across the north bay as we had through the lunch hour. it is going to be too dry below this rain, most of 15,000 feet down around 5000 feet. through the evening up until midnight, then it starts reaching the ground. it will sweep through most of our neighborhoods overnight through tomorrow morning. there will definitely be patches of wet weather come up to a 10th inches possible. i sit say -- i should say patches of wet roads. by noon, it moves east and we
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see some sunshine. your friday evening plans will be dry. jobina: we are following a new crush at hercules, this is westbound for to westbound 80 connector. injuries are involved. a court in chp, the car ran into a tree. -- according to the chp, the carbon into a tree. metering lights came on at 5:34, there is a stall on the deck as you go to san francisco. the spot mike has been talking about this morning, walnut showing you 680. taillights traveling southbound, be aware of low visibility. thankfully, we do not have any major blocking issues. kumasi: and out of this world launch for a nasa astronaut and stanford grad. it come push mitch she is making when she launches next year. -- the accomplishment she is making when she launches next year. reggie: the disappearance of a chinese tennis star getting more mysterious. kumasi: the full story bind
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reggie: one-on-one with vice president, harris. what she has to say about inflation, the infrastructure bill anymore. jobina: the vice president said the infrastructure bill just signed by the president is a win for all americans. >> it is historic in nature. the biggest investment in infrastructure and a generation in america. when we are looking at an issue like internet and access and affordability to high-speed internet, ask any parent who lives in rural america or an area where either internet is not accessible or not affordable. what we are doing is bringing
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internet to families understanding this is about their children's education, the ability to run a small business. jobina: this wide-ranging discussion focused on more than the infrastructure bill. they talked about with the biden administration is doing to bring down inflation, migration and the 2024 presidential race. you can see much more of the interview with the vice president coming up on gma at 7:00. reggie: mike told you about the lunar eclipse, now we have another fun space story to share. nasa astronaut and stanford graduate jessica watkins is set to make history next year. she will become the first black woman to join the international space station group. watkins will serve as a mission specialist during a six-month mission, that is set to launch in april. kumasi: a favorite restaurant in san francisco just signed a new 10 year lease for the location. talking about slanted door. they told the san francisco business times the ferry
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building restaurant will undergo a significant remodel. chef, owner says he signed a lease that will keep the business there. the remodel is expected to be done by summer 2022. new at 6:00, watch out for these high beams. an influencer in russia modified a car to shoot fire. reggie: no. kumasi: ok, now. this look sick something out of a movie. it shows the fire coming from the headlights. another car drives through the flames. the guy who made this sissy likes to convert cars into the most unusual projects -- says he licks to convert cars into the most unusual projects. mike: like a mad max movie. reggie: is this from tiktok? can we blame that? i'm looking to blame them for no reason. kumasi: you probably could. mike: as bad as traffic is getting, it is getting bad,
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nobody needs to have that car. [laughter] kumasi: l6 this. [laughter] mike: you parted like the red sea. kumasi: oh, no. mike: 6:19. a pretty nice sunrise developing things to high clouds. it is pretty down in san jose, 880. cloudy afternoon will turn gray with the stray shower across the north bay. a better chance of the slight storm raining on the rest of us tonight to tomorrow morning. dry and milder for the weekend. temperatures are warmer than average. but not today. today, 59 to about 63 degrees, possibly a little warmer. morgan hill at 65. temperatures milder than this morning, 49 to about 52 degrees. you can see plenty of greed out there, that means wet roads for tomorrow's morning commute. up until midnight, the best chance of measurable wet weather
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is mixing of counties. you can see the rest of us getting up to intent the venture of rain. 74 -- 50's to low 60's. fog comes back saturday, that will slow the warming of the sunshine. still two to four degrees warmer. less fog means a sunday will be the brightest and warmer day. look at monday, tuesday and wednesday. thanksgiving week looks dry with temperatures close to average, low to mid 60's. kumasi: not checking in with ginger who is live with what is coming up on gma. ginger: great to be with everybody. coming up, we are closely tracking the two major trials gripping the country, including the surprise testimony in the trial of the men charged in killing ahmaud arbery. the new twist in the kyle rittenhouse case. with seven days until thanksgiving, breaking down the big discounts on grocery
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deliveries into the number one way shopping online for food can save you money. plus, the campbell soup ceo joins us live at the big question this morning. will they have all your holiday favorites available? millions of people have already started googling the green bean casserole. we are taking off big deals and steals across the network, great gifts all under $20 or less. right here on gma. reggie: every year we do have friends giving on midday live. we are each supposed to bring a dish. i have failed my coanchor's for years on end. ginger: no. did you bring charles last time? -- churros? kumasi: that would have been a nice treat. reggie: no. not the ones i made. ginger and i try to make churros, she succeeded and i failed. this year, it is a big deal. my mom is sending me my grandmother's recipe for something and i'm going to put
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together and it is not going to be stovetop stuffing. ginger: i can't wait to see. reggie: pray for me. get your kids to pray for me, get your husband to pray for me. ginger: at least you always look cute doing it. reggie: that's my friend.
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reggie: new developments in the mystery over the china star who has not been. she vanished after alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former high-ranking chinese official. this morning, the head of the women's tennis association is questioning the safety of peng shuai after receiving what he considers to be a suspect email. they tweeted a screenshot reported sent by him. it reads i am not missing nor my unsafe. i've just been resting at home and everything is fine. thank you again for caring about me. the email adds the assault
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allegations were false. what appears to be a cursor over the email is also raising suspicions. >> i think the cursor in the middle of the screenshot may be raises suspicions that whoever took the screenshot was actually in the middle of may be the email as opposed to an email that was received. reggie: the debbie to chairman has a serious doubts, that's the wta chairman says he has serious doubts, saying he has a hard time believing she wrote that message. kumasi: introducing what is apparently the wealthiest animal in the world. this is gunther the sixth. the german shepherd is selling his miami mansion. he inherited his fortune from a wealthy german countess. she died in 1992 and left the trust in the hand of gunther's dog grandfather, gunther the fourth.
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since then, a group of handlers have helped all the gunther's the jet setting lifestyle. this miami mansion has nine bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms. it was once owned by madonna. gunther the sixth is asking for nearly $32 million. [laughter] would you be a handler for him? reggie: yes i would. first of all, you know i am a madonna stand. look at the chain. look at the view. kumasi: he is a whole mood. reggie: oh! who is that? kumasi: look at this. class, grace and dignity ourselves. his royal highness rooster deserving just as much sign as the other dog. reggie: gunther. kumasi: he had a cotillion over the weekend. as far as we know, he is still waiting on the multimillion dollar inheritance. reggie: how cute is little
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rooster in his outfit? kumasi: so adorable. reggie: look at his own addressing him up that way. kumasi: i'm here for the crown. reggie: i wore matching crown. thanks for including rooster today. more top stories your weight 6:30. covid safer students. taking look at what two of the bay area's biggest school digits are doing heading into the holiday break. kumasi: the gas price gouge claims have big oil is working together to take advantage of you at the pump. reggie: airbnb california dream. see if you agree with this pic for a top listing the entire state. it is right here in the bay area. kumasi: as we had to break, live look outside and see what we see. this is beautiful. reggie: light show. kumasi:
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. reggie: top stories note 6:30 come on top of breaking news. in amber alert reduction -- abduction. police say she was grabbed that a gas station. the clues to bring her home. >> this brings trauma, it brings hurt, pain and fear. kumasi: solving the spat of shootings in oakland. we go one-on-one with the city's police chief and one of the things he says is behind it all. reggie: first, we are on storm watch for later today. a live look outside, beautiful sunrise. take that in. second, no you could see rain from a level 1 storm. kumasi: it is thursday, november 18. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. we want to start with a check of the forecast. mike: good morning, hi everybody. the old saying, redus guy in the
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morning, sailors take warning. -- read sky in the morning -- red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. the fog is forming, you concede is getting thick. an offshore breeze is trying return the fog to neighborhoods. the lowest visibility is four miles in concord. it will get a little thicker through 9:00 as the offshore wind will continue with temperatures in the mid 40's to low 50's. notice by noon, the winds blow offshore. the fog goes away, but thicker high clouds keep us near 60. the cooler afternoon is on the way, septa 623 degrees. -- up to 63 degrees. kumasi: we want to get you updated on an amber alert issued overnight. take a good look at this photo, this is a 15-year-old. authorities say she was taken yesterday afternoon at a gas station in santa rosa. it is the one at the corner of grenville and throat roads --
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fulton road's. she was forced into a van with temporary texas license plates. police have released this image of the suspect. she is 5'6", has a thin build, long, dark hair and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with green and red cherries on it and black jeans. investigators say the vehicle may have been headed to the los angeles area. reggie: some hayward parents and students are pretty upset. they are dealing with the news that elementary schools are going to close next year. the school district says the math just does not add up to keep these two campuses open. amy hollyfield is live at one of the schools affected. amy: strobe ridge elementary school, take one last look. this goal will be closing after the school year. they voted late last night to close this one and also bowman elementary.
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parents fought hard to keep them open. they rallied yesterday along with kids into district employees. many spoke out. more than 50 people give their opinions during the meeting.bute h enough udo fi up theyavmany of the repairs. >> even if we did minimal repairs, it is a significant amount of money for each of the aging facilities. does not even get to the kind of classroom upgrades we want for students. amy: here is a look at the declining enrollment here in hayward. it is down 25% over the last 20 years and is expected to keep going down. last night's vote came late, just before 11:00. this may be news to some people as they are waking up this morning. but this vote was a bit of a compromise. they decided to close on the two schools instead of the four they were considering.
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bowman and strawbridge -- ridge will stay open through 2022. they do have a $14 million deficit. live in hayward, abc 7 news. kumasi: happening today, major push to get east bay students thanksgivieoodistct is vaccine clinic today and will include a visit by the state epidemiologist. the clinic runs from noon to 6:00 at markham elementary school. if you can't make it, you do have options. the district says it is planning 21 vaccination pop-ups this week at elementary schools and is offering covid testing and to come tests during the week long break. -- take home test during the week long break. reggie: many families are planning to travel and get-together. san francisco rolled out a plan to encourage everyone to do so safely. jobina's at the live desk with a look at what health officials are recommending. jobina: this is exciting for a
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lot of families. a year later, finally planning trips into get-togethers. san francisco school officials are asking everyone to play it safe. that involves getting tested frequently. this week, public schools in the city began handing out these self swab kits to anyone who is symptomatic or has been in close contact with someone with covid-19. that is in addition to mobile testing sites being run by the district. synthesis goes public health department offered this update. -- san francisco's public health department offered this update. >> as people gather and engage, the contact rate will increase. therefore, there are more opportunities for the virus to spread. jobina: here's what officials recommend. families should delay travel until everyone is fully vaccinated. if they do need to travel, test before and after the trip. there may even be in need to quarantine everyone when she will get back, regardless of
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vaccination status. as of today in san francisco, 13,000 children ages five to 11 have received their first dose of the vaccine. that is 30% of the kids in that age group. reggie: we sat down with oakland police chief yesterday to talk about the immense number of shootings into violence in oakland. he says this is a result of unprecedented firepower on the streets. the chief is worried prime is only going to get worse as his ranks shrink. >> it's been a wake-up call for all of us. they are firing guns and communities can cause so much damage to families, but also community because the community is hurt, as well. reggie: some examples. there was one incident where 200 rounds of gunfire were shot. on sunday night, mother and her 11-year-old daughter were shot in their home. 11 days ago, a boy not even two years old was killed by a stray bullet while writing a family car on interstate 80 in oakland. -- riding in a family car
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interstate 880 in oakland. >> i think it is aboutnk it is t ability to regain the trust of our community, so that they don't believe that less police makes them safer. reggie: currently, only about one third of oakland homicide cases result in an arrest and charges. the chief says that low clearance rate is likely tied to the same number of investigators looking into double the number of homicides in oakland. kumasi: it is not often a patient receives a welcome party when arriving at hospital. but that is what is san jose man got when he arrived at santa clara valley medical center. noah davis returned to the hospital that treated him for covid-19 for nine months. he is the hospital's longest covid patient since the onset of the pandemic. abc 7 news was there when he left the hospital earlier this month in got to see his dog for the first time in a really long time. when he returned to the hospital
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yesterday for rehab, davis says he could not believe the outpouring of love from his care team. he considers this to be another homecoming. >> i miss my dog and family when i was here, now miss my family now that i'm home in the hospital. it is crazy, like switching. kumasi: his journey to recovery still continues with his outpatient rehab treatment at santa clara valley medical center. reggie: the clock is ticking for the execution case of julius jones, capturing the nation's attention. steph curry, kim kardashian and others calling on the governor to intervene. just hours to go. kumasi: looking live at the big board at the new york stock exchange down right now, they're up to the markets next. reggie: a mcdonald's blast from the past. the anniversary celebration it is offering today for the breakfast menu item classic. mike: we are going to tak look at your weather forecast. it is going to change a little bit today.
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we enjoyed sunshine, pretty mild some pitches yesterday. we've got high clouds on the increase today, that is going to take away some of the temperatures. stirring up justice chili. 48 in san jose. just -- just as chili -------- bodega bay 54. everyone else in the 40's, so dress warmly. the total our planner, average high 65. we get there almost by noon. up until 2:00, the most amount of sunshine. it will be early, we front of temperatures in the 50's. increasing clouds, ending up in the 50's by 6:00 this evening. you can see the fog trying to develop around san francisco. activity planner for today, dry on the pavement. if you're thinking about walking the dog, what to do on the grass. that's a lot of due on the grass. -- dew on the grass. for the errands, less natural
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light coming in. a one on the storm impact scale, increasing clouds are taking way natural light in bringing showers. especially as we had to the evening. you can see the cloud cover thicken as we had through the morning, the stray shower possible in the north bay at noon. more likely virga. a lot up in the north bay through 7:00 when it finally starts raining down after that all the way until midnight. you can see the rest of us overnight to tomorrow's morning commute. that is him to get the best chance of of to a 10th of an inch of rain. tomorrow morning, dealing with slippery streets. for now, let's see what we deal with and talk to jobina. jobina: will be keeping an eye on tomorrow, special because we know a lot of people will be leaving for the holiday. right now, we are going to start in walnut creek. a life picture, that fog has gotten thick in the last few minutes. i've been watching it. just a heads up for everybody. the southbound traffic which is usually stirring to fill in meteriights kmart 5:34.lookthe ,
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the stall on the upper deck of the bridge has cleared, things are moving but speeds are under the limit. an update for you on the crash we are following in hercules. was found for west one 80 connection is shut down -- westbound 4 to westbound 80 connector. injuries are involved. >> the abc 7 storm impact scale. one to five, like to severe. know how every storm will impact you. be prepared with the abc 7 storm impact scale from abc 7 news.
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kumasi: a man and woman are dead, both shot and killed in a high-rise residential building in the heart of downtown oakland. police responded to reports of gunshots inside of an apartment unit at the residential towers
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at 17th and broadway just after midnight. the oakland police departments as both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. officers say both victims were open resident -- oakland residents. homicide investigators have been called out. the two deaths overnight are now the one 21st and one 22nd -- 121ast and year. reggie: elijah mcclain $15 million because of his death. he died in 2019 after a violent confrontation with police where he was held down, then injected with the powerful sedative by paramedics. he died days later after being taken off of life support. the settlement will be divided between his mother and father. officials tell abc news once finalized, it will be the highest police settlement in the history of colorado. kumasi: pacific retail theft a
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suspect is due in court today in san francisco facing more than 120 charges. a woman is accused of stealing more than $40,000 worth of items from target over the last year. a district attorney says this is a unusual case, but some business owners say they do with theft on a daily basis and they think offenders should be prosecuted more often. >> some of these people are chronic offenders. the police know who they are. walgreens, brazenly filling bags. our work is not done. whatever we can do, we will do. whatever we can do, we will do. we want you to reach out, step up to help us help you. kumasi: target asked his office to investigate this woman. even more charges could be added. also today, supporters of death row inmate julius jones are hoping for an 11th hour call from oklahoma's governor to put his execution on hold. he is said to be executed in just hours, despite a national
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outcry about whether he was wrongly convicted. jobina's at the live desk with the support he has received, including from a bay area sports superstar. jobina: the scheduled execution for julius jones is to :00 our time. that is rushed to :00 -- 2:00 20 our time on is the oak loma governor steps in. he is still not made a decision. supporters of jones health protest seven of the governor's mansion last night and throughout this week, urging the governor to step in. jones has spent the last 20 years on death row for the 1999 murder of paul howell. jones has maintained his innocence and was the subject of an abc documentary that spotlighted his case. questions have been raised about his inexperienced defense team, racial bias and prosecutorial misconduct. >> the country is watching. our kids are watching. we have an opportunity to show
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them love, decency, life is important. jobina: steph curry called jones last month in prison and spoke for about five minutes, talking about basketball and potentially meeting up if jones is ever released from custody. other celebrities like kim kardashian and kerry washington have put their support behind jones. in while, the victim says they believe jones is guilty. the victim's daughter says efforts to commute jones has reviewed some eyes to her entire family. -- re-victimized her entire family. reggie: a surprise in the ahmaud arbery death trial. one of the defendants charged with killing the jogger took the witness stand in his own defense. this is 35 euros travis mcmichael, he gave jurors his take on what happened when he and two others confronted him in february last year. it set off discussions about race and whether that have anything to do this
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confrontation. the three defendants are claiming self-defense. >> it was obvious he was attacking me. if he would have gotten the shotgun from me, it was a life or death situation. i'm going to have to stop him from doing this, so i shot. >> he had no facts about where ahmad was coming from, what he had done. he just took actions into his own hands. reggie: he is going back to the witness stand today, expect to be cross-examined by prosecutors. kumasi: now for the morning my report with gas prices at a seven year high, wide and is calling on the federal trade commission to investigate if illegal conduct might be to blame. in a letter to the ftc, biden wrote the price of unfinished gasoline is down more than 5% or gas prices at the pump are up 3% in the same time. the president noted that exxon and chevron were on track to nearly double net income compared to 2019.
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going to aaa, the average cost of a gallon of gas is $4.90 in san francisco and $4.80 in both oakland and san jose. we are seeing continued improvement in the labor market recovery in the latest weekly on a limit report. 268,000 new claims were filed last week, that is down 1000 from revised numbers the prior week. this is the sixth straight week initial claims were below 300,000. continuing claims also decreased to just above 2 million, down 129,000 from revised figures the prior week. both numbers are post-pandemic lows. there is a new addition for one competitor looking to break spotify's streaming dominance. title is offering free streaming for the very first time. you get access to the entire music catalog, but you do have to sit through ads and live without top-quality sound. the standard nine -- $9.09 a --
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month plan. let's a live look at the new york stock exchange as trading gets underway. we are still down by about 50 points. reggie: and abc news exclusive. diane sawyer is sitting down with two sisters about their harrowing escape from a southern california house of horror. three years later, the sisters are looking back on the first day of freedom. >> january 14, 2018. >> yes. big day. >> what is the first thing you did you look back on and think, that was my first moment of real freedom? >> being in the hospital. when music was playing, i got up. and mh of the floor was cleared out and i danced. -- i made sure the floor was cleared out and i danced. >> their parents fitted guilty to 14 felony counts including torture, falls improvement and child cruelty.
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both were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. don't miss the interview on a 2020 special. that is tomorrow at 9:00 on abc 7. kumasi: a cute little cottage is a new california vacation hotspot. see what this looks like. it looks like something from lord of the rings. the company selected the number one new host in each state. this cottage near the beach and downtown bay one. the host describes it as an elegant fairytale space. it is $92 a night. you don't get the whole cottage, the $92 is for a private room and bathroom. jobina. [laughter] she just went oh, no. [laughter] mike: she was drawn in. jobina: i was interested. mike: you are all in. [laughter] mike: then own no. kumasi: he have to share access
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to the kitchen, living room, outside. mike: i can see were trivino was going. -- jobina was going. reggie: i don't want to share that. kumasi: maybe they live there, it is their house. reggie: when you walk in, do they all have jr tolkien books up? what happened to the bathroom? the theme got lost. kumasi: you would notice the bathroom. reggie: the bathroom is important. i saw blue tile, i lost the theme. the fantasy was over. look at us critiquing other people's homes. [laughter] mike: it's just $92 a night. reggie: that's a deal. mike: is going to be quite sunny this weekend. that's take a look at what is going on on this thursday morning, you can see the high cloud signaling the change on
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the way. low clouds with fog starting to develop. we've got pretty colorful sky developing here. by the afternoon, limited sunshine and a stray shower possible across the north bay. the real deal is tonight with the one on the storm impact scale. dry and mild forecast for the weekend. temperatures today, if you upper 50's. lakeport, napa, richmond and half moon bay. everyone else 60 to 65 degrees. the warm spot san jose at 65. tonight, my other than this morning things to cloud cover. 49 to about 53 degrees. let's take a look at the rainfall estimates. up until midnight, look at the best chance possibly as we head up to midnight, 307 inch in santa rosa. otherwise, a lot of virgo. -- virga. the rain will evaporate before it reaches the ground.
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overnight come up to a 10th of an inch of rain for the rest of us. accuweather 7 day forecast, cooler today by about three to four degrees. cooler tomorrow, 58 to 62. an offshore breeze this week, still green and the hills. no need to worry about fire. the fog will be drawn east, especially saturday. we could have that to deal with, that would keep saturday from reaching full potential. sunday, 64 to 68 with sunshine and more clouds. drive monday, tuesday and wednesday. -- dry monday tuesday and wednesday. kumasi: mcdonald's celebrate the 50th anniversary of the egg mcmuffin. it joined the family in 1971 in santa barbara. in honor of the birthday, mcdonald's is turning back the clock and pricing the egg mcmuffin to match. during breakfast hours, you can get one for the original price of $.63.
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you have to order it through the mcdonald's app. reggie: all in thinking about is that sandwich. which i have loved my entire life. [laughter] i guess after you go to mcdonald's, we are going to send to starbucks. they are doing the red cup today. at the paper one, the one you can reuse. you have to order one of the holiday drink to get this, i know this because in five minutes i'm about to do it. or you can get a fall beverage. so holiday or fall. this year, they are doing and nodded to the 50th anniversary. 50% of it is made of recycled material. this is the fourth annual red cup day giveaway. please tell the rest of them down there to put the order in. kumasi: especially mike. reggie: text me, let me know. kumasi: you are not gonna leave mike out again. mike: thank you. reggie: trying to do something nice. [laughter] still get dragged.
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just for the record, so everyone knows, the reason i did not get mike a drink last time was because in previous times, he has skipped because he has been very good on his eating plan. kumasi: his body is a temple. [laughter] reggie: i see. mike: you are exactly right. kumasi:
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they are set to close next year. the superintendent says the district has too many schools and not enough students. reggie: the fda is expected to authorize covid-19 booster shots for all adults as early as today. if the cdc does the same tomorrow, all adults could get boosters across the country this weekend. mike: like showers on the way tonight to this time tomorrow. jobina: pacs traffic traveling in the westbound direction on the san mateo bridge. one that creek. -- walnut creek. kumasi: the world's wealthiest dog is selling his mansion for $32 million. he got the money because he is the grandson of another dog who legally inherited the money from a german countess. look at this dog. doesn't he look like i'm not pressed? reggie: i was reading his bedroom was madonna's bedroom. kumasi: ok now. mike: does he know that and appreciate it? reggie: he knows. jobina: somebody reincarnated
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into this dog. [laughter] reggie: a countess. countess kumasi. kumasi: good morning, america, for our viewers in the west. as we join you on this thursday morning, two high stakes trials on the national stage. taking the stand. the man who shot and killed ahmaud arbery testifying in his own defense describing what he calls a life-or-death situation. new twists in the kyle rittenhouse trial. his lawyers ask for a mistrial as the state braces for a verdict with the national guard standing by. troubling trend. fears of a winter covid surge colliding with the flu as we head into the holidays. 20 states seeing an increase in hospitalizations with a major booster decision on the horizon. new accusations in that fatal onset shooting involving

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