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ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: UPS driver taken hostage in San Jose was covering for co-worker on vacation

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The UPS driver who would have been behind the wheel during Thursday's hijacking, police chase and deadly stand-off in San Jose spoke exclusively to ABC7 News.


Crews Respond To Fire Near Tesla Plant In Fremont

FREMONT (CBS SF) — A fire broke out in a building near the Tesla plant in Fremont. Crews responded to the blaze at 8:25 p.m. at 45500 Fremont Boulevard. It was contained within about an hour.


‘Cursed’ Morgan Hill courthouse foiled again, this time by a lawsuit over flooding

When the basement of Santa Clara County’s Morgan Hill courthouse flooded two years ago, it was just the latest in a string of structural calamities that have afflicted three iterations of the satellite courthouse dating back more than two decades.


Recording Breaking Snow Shuts Down Highways in California

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fifth straight day Saturday kept skiers from hitting the slopes, closed down highways and even broke a record. California Department of Transportation officials on Saturday afternoon closed down Highway 20 just east of Nevada City due to heavy s


49ers player joins No One Eats Alone Day at San Jose school

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and his wife, Ashlyn, joined the 700 students of San Jose’s LeyVa Middle School on Friday for National No One Eats Alone Day. The event encourages students to get to know classmates they don’t know well and engage any students they spot sitting a


Takeaways: will Sharks’ coach show patience with the Vlasic-Karlsson pairing?

SAN JOSE — Before we dive into the Erik Karlsson stuff, let’s give some props to Joe Pavelski. Captain Clutch came through in crunch time again Saturday, jumping on Timo Meier’s rebound in the slot and burying it at 13:06 of the third to clinch two points for the Sharks on a night where the Vancouve


Woman charged with attempted murder in San Jose standoff, hostage situation

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The woman arrested in a standoff and hostage situation in San Jose Thursday has been identified and is facing several charges. Joanna Mae Macy-Rogers and another suspect, who was later shot and killed by police, allegedly hijacked a UPS truck, held the driver hostage, and f


UPS driver hailed as hero during wild San Jose chase

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The UPS driver caught in the middle of a wild chase in San Jose is being hailed as a hero by the police department. During a Friday afternoon update on the case, Chief Eddie Garcia heaped praise upon the driver who was carjacked Thursday by two suspects.


Snow, Rain Forecasted For Bay Area This Weekend

A rainy weekend is ahead for the San Francisco Bay Area. Scattered storms are expected to continue into Saturday, bringing with them the potential for lightning strikes and hailstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Hail was reported in Oakland Friday afternoon.


EXCLUSIVE: Victims in large contractor fraud case speak to defendants

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Several victims in one of California's largest contractor fraud cases were in court Friday for an emotional day of testimony. We were the only ones with cameras in court as the victims gave their impact statements. They spoke directly to husband and wife William and Constan


48 California Hospitals Ranked Among America's Best: LIST

Forty-eight hospitals in California are among the top 250 hospitals in the country for 2019, according to a new list released by Healthgrades. Published on Tuesday, the list identifies the top 250, the top 100 and the top 50 hospitals in the United States.


UPS Truck Hijacking Suspect Shot Dead Following Police Standoff in San Jose

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — An armed suspect who held a UPS driver hostage Thursday after stealing his truck and leading police on a chase through San Jose was shot dead just yards from a KPIX crew.


'This Guy's Amazing:' San Jose Police Chief Praises UPS Driver For Purposely Driving Slow During Pursuit of Armed Carjacker

The San Jose police chief on Friday praised the actions of the UPS driver taken hostage by an armed carjacker, who was eventually shot and killed Thursday by authorities after a tense pursuit and standoff on city streets.


Why Is Macy's Closing So Many Seattle and Bay Area Stores?

The San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle are the two biggest hubs of the U.S. tech industry. Not surprisingly, they have been among the fastest-growing parts of the country in recent years. In fact, the San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle metropolitan areas account for 3 of the 4 strongest regional e


Big screen comes to life at new VR center in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Innovation is now on full display in the South Bay with the unveiling of Spaces, the region's first immersive virtual reality entertainment center. "It's pretty amazing," said San Jose resident Albert Maglines. "All your senses are being engaged."


‘It was the worst day of my life’: Sister Ann founded the Bay Area Crisis Nursery 37 years ago. And then she got fired.

CONCORD — On a recent Christmas, Sister Ann Weltz received a letter from a mother who years ago dropped her 2-year-old daughter at the Bay Area Crisis Nursery for one night’s care. The woman had been jobless and homeless and planned to spend the night of respite working with social workers on a plan


Alaska Airlines' Horizon flight makes emergency landing at SJC due to weather

A flight bound for San Francisco from Orange County made an unplanned stop in San Jose on Friday afternoon due to weather. The flight, Horizon flight 2798 — a regional affiliate of Alaska Airlines — landed at San Jose Mineta International Airport at 12:47 p.m., according to SJC spokesperson Rosemary


San Jose Woman Arrested, Accused of Auto Theft

MILPITAS, CA -- A San Jose woman was arrested a little over a week ago on suspicion of driving and possessing a stolen vehicle on Dempsey Road in Milpitas, along with other prior violations.


Bay Area weather: Rain not done with region yet

The Bay Area isn’t quite through its soaking streak of wet weather. More scattered rain showers are expected to move through the region Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, before clearer conditions return early next week, according to the National Weather Service.


Sharks top Canucks as Erik Karlsson returns to action

SAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson is back, healthy and picking up where he left off before he missed nine games with a groin injury. Karlsson suited up for his first regular season game since Jan. 16 on Saturday, logging his usual ice time, hounding the puck and recording a point that helped as the Sharks kn