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tonight the fire and fury on the big island of kilauea continues to erupt as earthquakes jolt the region. >> hey, you guys okay? >> the biggest of the quakes a
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6.9 and now the fire department is warning of dangerously high levels of sulfur dioxide gas. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm oma dates. dan ashley is off. the 6.9 quake was i centered. meanwhile 70 ehawaiian national guards men have been sent to the area to assist in the volcano response effort. >> reporter: a river of molten magma from the kilauea volcano devouring streets and homes on the island. >> we all have to understand how traumatic this is for the people affected. >> reporter: scorching lava chewing through forests. in some parts bubbling and bursing 100 feet in the air.
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>> you could definitely feel the heat. you could feel the power of the eruption. >> reporter: dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide prompting a strong warning to officials who said exposure to the gas poses an immediate threat to life. >> i think we're one street over from the lava right now. >> reporter: nearly 2,000 people forced from their homes. the national guard activated. >> they're really here the support the first responders. >> reporter: thursday's eruptions came hours and friday the shaking continued with another large quake. witnesses compared the terrifying large sound to a jet engine. >> my neighbor came over and said what was that awful noise. he said i've never heard a noise like that and i've been here for 40 years. >> reporter: officials warning the area is unstable. >> the lava is unpredictable. not sure what course it will take. >> reporter: officials say they have no idea when these eruptions might stop and when
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these evacuees could return to their neighborhoods. they say it could be days or even weeks before people could go home. >> two of the largest airlines serving hawaii are waiving change fees. united and airlines are allowing them to change their flights without paying a fee. developing news, hanz fluorine posted this photo of himself with a caption there's a rescue going on and it's me. i think i broke my leg. he broke both his leg and his heel. a 15-year-old girl is recovering tonight after being bitten by a small rattlesnake in clayton. it happened on mount davidson court just before 4:00 p.m.
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paramedics treated the girl on the spot before she went to the hospital. there is no word on her condition tonight. gilroy's police chief explained today how he became a crime victim himself. his says the decision to leave his badge and gun in his personal vehicle when attending a junior graduation ceremony was made when he saw metal detecters at the event entrance. he said he did not want to draw attention to his job as a peace officer so he left his gear in his truck but not in a lock box as required by state law. >> there certainly is an administrative sanction that will be as a result of this i'm sure. >> modesto police say they've recovered the stolen truck but not the gun or badge. he said he's asked the city manager to bring in a third
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party to help investigate the incident. a day after a tenant opened fire at an apartment complex we now learn why he targeted his victims. they say it's the result of a tenant dispute. dion lim has more. >> it was a long painful day. >> reporter: she lives in one of the nine units and knew one of the victims sabrina, lou. >> she loved pets. i have a dog, too, so we would just talk. i could see her walking her dog. she could see me, and we just had not a very, very close relation, you know, but we are good neighbors. >> reporter: a 71-yield tenant is suspected of shooting his landlord over a pending eviction. >> very considerate of his
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tenants. >> reporter: lou's daughter was also shot and later died at general. >> i see a chp officer running down the street with an unconscious woman draped over his shoulder. >> she would help when someone moved out or the place needed renovating. she would always be there helping him. >> reporter: showing the s.w.a.t. team breaking down a door, the suspect was found dead from a self-apparent gunshot wound. >> he never came out of his apartment. he was very eccentric. i think in two years i saw him twice. >> reporter: the family declining to go on camera requesting privacy. a celebrity chef in the east bay is in jail tonight. he stands accused of robbing a bank earlier this week. he talked with abc 7 reporter
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leslie brinken today. >> reporter: val teeno admitted to robbing this city bank around 11:00 a.m. on wednesday. he said i went inside, good morning, nobody moves this is robbery. i talked to him at a the detention facility armed with only a reporter's notebook, no cameras, no cellphone. the celebrity chef described his desperation after his acclaimed restaurant endowntown walnut creek closed down in late 2016 and he became unemployed. he said we'd been struggling a lot financially and i have a family. he said i feel bad. it wasn't something i was planning or doing for a living. he claims that wednesday morning he decided to get money and went to the bank. it was a fake gun, he said, a bb gun. he said he told the frighten teller nothing's going to happen, just put the money aside. >> we were told there was a pistol, a firearm and that's what we were reacting on.
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>> reporter: did he threaten the bank clerk? >> i understand he presented it in a manner that was threatening. the tellers complied and gave him the money and he fled the bank. >> reporter: witness events and surveillance video allowed police to get a license plate number on the dark mare sadies. police say he had about $15,000 in cash. they found luke as he drove away from his house and arrested him at this athletic club parking lot in lafayette just three hours after the heist. he faces robbery charges and being held on $100,000 bail. luken asked me to call his wife and asked me to post bail. she did not answer her cellphone. luken said he wrote an apology to the bank teller that says in part, i'm sorry for the convenience, to be in front of you with a gun. berkeley police say they've arrested a 27 parolee in
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attempted robbing of a cal state. video shows she fought off the attack. it happened saturday morning. the man appeared to have a gun in his left hand. the woman finally got away and ran to safety. police arrested mckin s of berkeley yesterday. u krurks berkeley also named him the suspect in the sexual assault of a high school student in april. he was booked for several sexual assault charges including a parole violation. well, uc berkeley is ready to transform peoples park. what's going to be built and how the homeless who live there figure into the plans. also butting heads over bart. flexing their legal muscles, it my delay a big project. and the weather is changing as you begin your weekend plans. i'll let you know if it's going
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now it's the home for the homeless and drug users. it's a controversial plan given the site's history. abc 7 news anchor erin thomas has the story. >> reporter: peoples park was born in the late '60s out of the white hot opposition to government policies including the vietnam war. it was part of the free speech movement. co-founder michael of berkeley says it always will be. >> it's probably the only place in the country that you can go sign-up and have a rally and say what you want. >> reporter: that's why he opposes plans to build university housing on the site. but students and neighbors say the park is more synonymous with crime and homelessness now than free speech. >> it's pretty dangerous. oftentimes we get a lot of alerts saying like there's armed robberies that happen. so it kind of gets the students on their toes especially at nighttime. >> reporter: the university says this plan would change that and more. >> there we can, a, put up
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student housing. we can meet the university's responsibility to work with the city and address the homeless situation. we can take a major step in terms of combating crime and revitalizing that neighborhood. >> reporter: uc berkeley currently has about 8,000 student beds on campus. this is part of a plan to double that. it calls for building enough housing for a thousand students on three acre site as well as up to 125 permanent housing units from the homeless. the money would come from private developers working with the university. berkeley's mayor is onboard. >> i think the majority of the city is ready. >> reporter: but some of the homeless worry they're being blamed for problems in the park is this all planned for moving them out. >> you can say it's a bad park all you want. but you've been around long enough and kids come, students come, all type of people come.
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>> reporter: if things go as planned the project will take four years to complete. abc 7 news. now to the latest developments in san francisco's motorized scooter invasion. a crew from public works has been out today picking up scooters that are blocking sidewalks so far the sithy hcit confiscated 450 scooters. the san jose sharks are looking to put the brakes on the bart extension to downtown san jose. the team's parent company has filed a lawsuit claiming the project doesn't adequately plan for construction impacts and lost parking near the sap center. the san antonio situation says it understands the push. >> we can't do anything to harm the best access of any entertainment facility in the bay area. that is one of the competitive
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advantages that we enjoy. >> plans call for the bart station to be built across from the center. well, abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel has been tracking our forecast as we head into the weekend. >> you know the one day warmup today? it's done. this weekend we're going to be seeing some changes which includes cooler weather, spotty drizzles sunday morning and certainly going to be easier. we have quite a bit of cloud cover. i'm going to expand this view here. we've got this system that's developing off the coast here. it's an area of low pressure. and as it works its way to our north we're going to actually see the effects of it with increasing clouds and decreasing temperatures. here are your temperatures. 54 decrease in san francisco.
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oakland you're at 57. currently san jose, gilroy in the 60s. the flag is blowing around in the breeze tonight along the embarcadero and you need a jacket. 65, though, in concord. today's highs were in the upper 50s all the way to am mid-80s. it did warm up. it was noticeable especially away from the coast lean. here's what's going to happen your planner for tomorrow you'll see fog 7:00 a.m. at 40s, 50s. it will be another mild day inland, just not as warm today. temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-70s in the afternoon hours. as we look across the bay the eastern span of the bay fridge, just a beautiful view there.
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looking at downtown stran. coastal fog and high clouds overnight. debris and cooler this weekend. and sunny and warmer for those of you who like the temperatures coming up again. it is springtime. we'll be getting close to summer soon. and you know with san francisco that means clouds. high clouds up above. that theme carries into saturday morning. so if you have early plans it's going to be on the cloudy side. that sun will get filtered by all the clouds coming through here. that system is not going to do much other than drop our temperatures, kick up the breeze. fog first thing in the morning and clouds. temperatures 40s, 50s. 76 in san jose. 83 in gilroy. 68 in san mateo.
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right near the coast you will need a jacket. 62 downtown san francisco. the north bay a mix of sun and clouds. heading into the east bay 66 oakland. inland areas arb a mild day. 80 degrees for brentwood, but that's sort of the outlying area. here's what's going to happen on sunday. those temperatures will come down some more, low to mid-70s inland. 50s coast side. and tuesday will go back down again by a few days. here's a look at the accuweather forecast. if you like it cool and foggy the coast is where you want to be. warming on monday only to see that a temperature trending lower for a tuesday or wenld,
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download the accuweather app. well, up next california has just become the fifth biggest economy i
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they're ready for cinco de mayo at the new york stock exchange. today the dow gained 300 points thanks to apple which closed at an all-time high after millionaire buffet sold his company 75 million shares into
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the coopertino based tech giant. the labor department says the rate fell to 3.9% in april down from 4% in march where it stood for six months. employers added 164,000 jobs last month. the black unemployment rate of 6.6% is the lowest on record since 1972. california's economy is now the world's fifth largest surpassing that of the united kingdom which shrinks slightly. that's according to new data. the data demonstrates the sheer immensity a thriving tech sector and the world's intirement capitol. california's gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017. most of it concentrated in san
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francisco, san jose, los angeles and san diego. up next the president lashing out after his new attorney rudy giuliani reveals that the president paid back michael cohen for that hush money he paid to stormy daniels. also an update on the former president bush who's been hospitalized for almost two weeks. weeks. and nassar's new miz crystal geyser alpine spring water starts here, weeks. and nassar's new miz passes through here, and is bottled right here. at the mountain source. naturally. crystal geyser is the only major u.s spring water bottled at the mountain source. naturally. by living off the grid. completely. you could generate your own energy,
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geyser! [echo]stal! [echo] crystal! [echo] geyser! [echo] crystal geyser. always bottled at the mountain source. naturally. and we begin this half-hour with president trump firing back today. he said his new attorney rudy giuliani just didn't have his facts straight when he talked about hush money paid to stormy daniels. so are we any closer tonight to
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knowing when the president knew about that payment made just days before the election? >> reporter: president trump walked right up to reporters at the white house ready to vent. >> i'll tell you what, rudy is great guy but he just started a day ago. >> reporter: actually rudy giuliani, the president's lawyer leading negotiations with special counsel robert mueller started two weeks ago. but today the president publicly cut him down. >> he's learning the subject matter. he'll get his facts straight. he's a great guy. >> reporter: it comes after rudy giuliani went on a media blitz revealing that the president reimbursed michael cohen. giuliani said the president used money from a personal account. >> it's not campaign money. no campaign finance violation. >> so they funneled it through a law firm? >> funneled it through a law firm and the president repaid
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it. >> reporter: giuliani insisted it had nothing to do with the campaign. >> it wasn't for the campaign. >> reporter: but just minutes later he suggested the hush money was indeed about the election. >> imagine if that came out on october 15, 2016 in the middle of the last debate with hillary clinton. cohen didn't even ask. cohen made it go away. he did his job. >> reporter: facing mounting questions the president today lashed out. >> virtually everything said has been said incred correctly, and it's been wrong or covered wrong by the press. learn before you speak, it's a lot easew
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lot. >> reporter: it wouldn't have been done in any event whether he was a candidate or not. giuliani also seemed to walk back his claim that the president only recently learned he had reimbursed cohen for the hush money. just two weeks ago president trump offered a crystal clear denial. >> did you know about a $130,000 payment made to stormy daniels? >> you'll have to ask michael. >> reporter: today reporters challenged him on those statements. >> mr. president, why did you change your story on stormy daniels? >> we're not changing any story. all i tell you right now is this country is moving so smooth, and to bring up that kind of crap and witch hunt all the time,
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you're going to see -- you take a look at what i said. you'll see what i said. >> you said no when asked did you know about the payment. >> reporter: cecilia vega, nbc news, the white house. >> presidet trump also spoke at the meeting in dallas today. much of what he said seemed unscripted. the topics include north korea, the second amendment. c kanye west and the parkland shooting. zeroing in on the mid-term elections president trump told the sold out crowd they cannot get complacent. >> your second amendment rights are under siege, but they will never, ever be under siege as long as i'm your president. >> it's the fourth year in a row
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that trump has spoken to the gun lobby. we're also monitoring the possible release of withree thr. >> reporter: tonight that proposed summit the president now says a certainty. no further details yet but the president has said in the last week he favors the dmz as a location. this comes as expectations rise that the three american detainees will be released soon. 24 hours ago, the president's new lawyer said it was imminent. and the president tweeted, stay
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tuned, still no word on timing president trump said. >> a lot of things have already happened with respect to the host mgs. as i said yesterday stay tuned. >> reporter: two of the detainees arrested just last year, the third in 2015. they've reportedly been moved from a labor facility. the american civil liberties union and planned parenthood announced tonight they will sue to block the law. saying all innocent life is precious and sacred a. a heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, often before a woman realizes she's pregnant. former president george h.w. bush has been released from the
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hospital after fighting off an intrekz. the former president suffered a -- tomorrow for the first time ever nasta will launch an interplanetary mission for the west coast. a rocket destined for mars will liftoff from the air force by sand barbara as early as 8:00 a.m. also launching two small satellites. yes, after the kaerks from the 2000 2w8 disney mix armovie. because the satellites moved with cold gas propulsion and in the movie wallet uses a fire extinguisher to move through
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space. and nasa has never sent any out of earth's orbit before. the cube sats will hopefully send back data from the care aft as it descends to mars.
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in two weeks students from the high school of business will gather at the greek theater to receive their diplomas. among those graduating are identical twins, the first in their family to graduate from college. >> reporter: even though they were identical these twins have certain features that tell them apart. a bit of facial here and a
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broken nose. >> right here where my nose kind of dips in it should be a straight line but it kind of dips recognize here, and that's how most people can tell us apart. >> if someone accidently calls the wrong one we might play into it a few minutes until they catch on. >> reporter: cam ran is older by about one minute. >> i always wondered what it would be like to be a twin. >> wow, you're like me. >> yep, i'm your tin. >> that's amazing. >> can't you cover me at work? >> i can always lean on tyler when things get tough. >> they were educated at the school of business at cal. cameron doesn't brag about it but he has a slightly higher gaap than tyler, something they
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tried to hide in their blue collared community. >> back home is education isn't as valued as it is especially at berkeley. >> reporter: they do almost everything together. now both have been hired at apple in their finance department. apple knew they were twins. >> hardworking, conscientious, but very respectful and supportive and empowering of other students. >> reporter: they credit their parents for putting their education above all things. >> the fact we got here means a whole lot. we didn't just take a step up. we took a leap forward. >> reporter: sometimes success comes in pairs. abc 7 news. meteorologist sandhya patel is next with an update on the weekend forecast. weekend forecast. and
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crystal geyser alpine spring water starts here, weekend forecast. and passes through here, and is bottled right here. at the mountain source. naturally. crystal geyser is the only major u.s spring water bottled at the mountain source. naturally.
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geyser! [echo]stal! [echo] crystal! [echo] geyser! [echo] crystal geyser.
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always bottled at the mountain source. naturally. all right, it's time for one last check on the weather. >> get ready for weekend, and the weekend will feature more clouds as you're looking at right now from the live doppler 7 perspective. that will take away some sunshine and that means temperatures will be coming down. along the coast will be 50s. as you check out the forecast for the mission in san francisco, cloudy cool in the morning tomorrow some sun breaks for noontime around 3:00 p.m. but it will be a bit breezy. so if you are going just make sure you have an extra layer and cooling to about 51. weather looks nice for allah cart and art in mountain view this weekend. a bit cooler on sunday. a look at the accuweather forecast featuring a cooling
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trend but breezier for the upcoming weekend. we'll be coming back up again for the temperatures on wednesdays. so like a mini roller coaster and tuesday, wednesday down again. but we will warm back up again thursday and friday. and we will be seeing plenty of sun by then. well, if your a fan of the movie star wars you probably don't need anyone to tell you what today is. unless maybe chubaka. chuy was on hand to help celebrate may 4th which has become a semistar wars day, which is may the fourth be with you. make a chubalka roar of their on and post it. >> they're going to be downloading a dollar for every person who uses the #roar for
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change. >> participants can also get a discount at the disney store this weekend for posting as with el. and we should mention, of course disney is parent company of abc 7. star wars fans everywhere love to geek out on may 4th children at a san francisco hospital celebrated in an extra special way that got to hang out the star of a new film. >> reporter: the force is strong with these star struck kids at ucf children's hospital in san francisco whose smiles are beaming brighter than light sabers as they enjoyed a special party with the star of solo the star wars story. the movie tells the back story of hanz solo, how he becomes friends with his wooky copilot
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chew balky. seeing their star wars hero comes to life gives jedi strength to the young patients. >> i think it's cool because how the celebrities and all the people come here and just like support the kids. >> reporter: the children delighted in playing with r2d2 and posing for green screen photos that teach them the magic of movie making. through it all kids like gabriel stuart who just had surgery for seizures are learning an important message. are you tough like luke skywalker and hanz solo? >> yeah, i'm tough. >> how are we doing today? well, this is the third may the fourth party a collaboration between lucas film disney and the starlight children's foundation. >> our intent, our hope is to use characters and the
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experiences like the star wars experience to provide moments of joy and comfort to patients and families in children's hospital. >> reporter: joy, comfort and for many of these kids confidence. >> i'm going to be a hero someday. >> i think you already are a hero. >> reporter: in san francisco christian zee, nbc 7 news. >> so sweet. good to see those kids smile. larry, are we smiling or not so much? >> we have two playoff games tonight. 0 and 2. the pelicans had something to prove against the warriors tonight. they were hungry. it showed in game three. anthony davis, well it was a dark and bleak
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good evening. steph curry turned back into a mere mortal and the warriors ran into a buzz saw in new orleans tonight. the pelicans beat the doves pretty much in every way possible.
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the people on stilts probably still shorter. steph curry getting the star. wrapped up here. flexing for the fans. he was so good from his return from the knee injury and steph struggled 19 points. the pels game plan attack on defense. holiday finished with 21 points. he's having a great playoff run. klay thompson started cooking in the second quarter. finishes, though, with only 26. they stay hungry. exwarrior ian clark wide open. he had 18. pelicans with 14 threes over all. anthony davis, with authority. game high 33 points, 18 rebounds. pelicans win it comfortably. 119-100. game four is coming up sunday
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over on abc 7. >> we're in a really good position right now. it doesn't feel great coming out that locker room losing the way we did, but but we're up 2-1 with a chance to go up 3-1 on sunday. >> whatever results happen happen. and we followed the game plan to a tee tonight. >> they brought more force and intensity than we did tonight. i also thought they played a lot better. >> what was just kind of the approach going in offensively, what do you think was the key overall in contributing their numbers? >> you really think i'm going to tell you that in. >> alvin gentry is not going to say a word. no secrets revealed to the media. crucial game for the sharks. in stanley cup playoff history the team that wins game five goes onto capture the series 80%
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of the time. theelvi the plural of elvis in the building. mark andre flore, and look at shot goes right through the crease. and flore had no idea where it was. it was 4-0, but the sharks wake up. they score the next three goals. but the nights would add a late empty net goal with game six coming up sunday back in the tank. onto baseball now while they wait on a decision whether johnny cueto will need surgery or not. looks like chris strattan is here for the long haul making his seventh start of the year.
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bottom of the first, though, this is not the way you want to start a game. friday ae freeman two run in a flash. top of the two gregoire blanco gets a hole in one. the two one triple the giants score six times in the inning and take a 6-2 lead after two. top 7 brandon crawford. here it comes and there it goes. a two-run blast. nice catch by the fan there. the giants win again. 9-4. they have actually captured five out of their last six. how about a's and oriels? a lot happened in the first. two batters in adam jones chomping on it. o's take a quick 1-0 lead. chris davis, they call him
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crush. his eight of the year off andrew cashner. 3-1 a's. matt olson back-to-back jacks. that's why you bring your gloves right there mr. man in the orange. and the a's leading the o's right now 5-4. they are in the seventh inning wearing their kelly green tonight. abc 7 sports brought to you by toyota. as i mentioned warriors had a chance. don't get it done. sharks had a chance. they got to get it done on sunday. >> i don't worry about the warriors. the sharks it's -- >> it's looking a little dicy. we've had a couple of blow outs, a couple of overtime games. the warriors game four sunday on abc 7, pregame at noon, tip off at 12:30. they've got to bring a lot more energy and effort. steve kerr said they really didn't bring it and steph curry
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bouncing back from the knee injury. well, coming up tonight on abc news at 11:00, the santa clara sheriff facing serious questions from within her own ranks. >> my confusion quickly turned to outrage. i didn't agree whatsoever and i expressed the fact i didn't agree. >> coming up an i-team exclusive did slafr smith delay a suspected child molester for days so she could get more media coverage? the family who moved to the l estates after their home burned in the fires. as we mentioned today is star wars day and in one of the tributes we learned a bay area chief once did the bidding of an emperor and darth vader. tweeting out this picture this morning and came with an explanation. he was an imperial storm trooper
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in return of the jedi. he joked that's when he decided to choose a greater force. johnson talked to nbc 7 today about his role. >> i always wanted to be an actor and this mug did not really work out. so they put a helmet on me, and i realized back then that would probably be my path. return of the jedi in 1983 was the last film in the star wars films. the series is owned by disney, the parent company of abc 7.
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