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Wayne Freedman

ABC7 News

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Past articles by Wayne:

Dead humpback whale washes ashore in Point Reyes; cause of death unknown

The whale washed ashore Friday between the southern parking lot and the Point Reyes Lighthouse. → Read More

Paralyzed Cal rugby player to walk for his college graduation this weekend

While playing Rugby for Cal in the NCAA National Championship game, Robert Paylor slammed to the ground and broke his neck. He became a quadriplegic. → Read More

Bay Area family stuck in Kabul due to siblings' split immigration status

A 1-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy, one born in the Bay Area and the other born in Afghanistan -- now the entire family is stuck in Kabul, looking for a way to come home and keep their family intact. → Read More

'Like the abduction of a kid': Martinez veterinarian believes French bulldog puppy was stolen

The puppy, named Zeppelin, relies on medication to prevent seizures. Dr. Heather Burns is not only worried about losing her beloved pet, but also his welfare without the medicine. → Read More

2 mobile home parks burned in Lake County wildfire, cause under investigation

"This time a year in this type of environment, it's always dangerous," the Lake County sheriff told ABC7. The fire burned an estimated 50 homes, according to the sheriff. → Read More

Mobile home park burned in Lake County wildfire as firefighters stop forward progress

"This time a year in this type of environment, it's always dangerous," the Lake County sheriff told ABC7. The fire burned an estimated 50 homes, according to the sheriff. → Read More

'These people trusted us': Veteran and amputee wounded in Afghanistan reacts to Taliban victory

Jordan was shot in the head by Taliban, and is now missing a leg and is paralyzed on one side of his body. Seeing what's happening now, he says he feels helpless and angry, "What we did does not look planned. It looks sloppy and hasty." → Read More

Bay Area nonprofits face dangerous challenge in bringing Afghan workers to US

One of the nonprofits fears for 350 Afghans who worked on a farm with the group's American workers. Bringing them to the U.S., they say, will be a difficult and dangerous challenge. → Read More

Finalists interview for dream job at Sonoma County winery

The final interviews are underway for two dream jobs at a Sonoma County winery. The open positions each pay $10,000 a month for a year, include a year's supply of wine and free housing. → Read More

Rohnert Park councilman believes he was targeted by arsonist, FBI joins investigation

"Someone tried to send a message and someone tried to intimidate me," the councilmember said. → Read More

North Bay prepares for possible fires, power outages amid heat wave

The North Bay is gearing up for possible fires and power outages amid sweltering heat battering the Bay Area. → Read More

Healdsburg cuts water use by 40%, locals could face fines for violating restrictions

The city of Healdsburg cut down water use by 40% for business and residents, leaving residents with potential fines. → Read More

Marin eyes pipeline across Richmond Bridge as drought worsens

Marin County officials say they have less than a year of water supply and that could lead to the reinstallation of a pipe that once ran across the Richmond San Rafael Bridge to insure water delivery. → Read More

King pigeons are 'not savvy,' experts say in plea against releasing rescued birds into the wild

"They suffer a lot getting eaten alive:" Animal service workers explain the dire consequences of releasing pigeons into the wild. If you're looking to rescue these birds, here's what you need to know: → Read More

San Francisco police seek help locating missing at-risk 84-year-old woman

Police are seeking public's help locating a missing elderly woman in San Francisco. → Read More

Raft company struggles to stay afloat as drought depletes Russian River

The drought is getting tough for those in Sonoma County, especially those whose livelihood depends on the Russian River. → Read More

Windsor officials respond to mayor's resignation amid new sex assault allegation by reality star

Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli resigned amid sexual assault allegations, including one from a "Teen Mom" reality star. → Read More

75 years later, here's what we know about a mysterious Cold War plane crash in Marin Co.

Behind a gate and high up a hiking trail, in steep Marin County back country, an anniversary will come, go, and hardly anyone will observe. It was a Cold War accident that arrived in early morning darkness from the sky. → Read More

CDC eases mask-wearing for vaccinated, but Bay Area health official says not so fast

"Every crowd will be a mix of vaccinated people and unvaccinated people. And if they are not covering their faces, transmission will occur," says Dr. Willis. → Read More

Sonoma Co. to cut pumping from Russian River by 20% as drought worsens

"It's bad. This is the lowest we have ever seen our two reservoirs at this time of year." Sonoma Water describes this cut as the first move they need to take in a crisis they don't want, but history is not on our side. → Read More