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giving a nonsensical answer in response to a direct question isn't really an obstruction. if you said you have a gun and i say that the sky is green, that's not obstruction. it's just me not answering your question. there's nothing unlawful about that. >> reporter: so technically prosecutors could take it to the supreme court. but our legal analysts say that's just not going to happen. as for federal prosecutors, no comment there. as for barry bonds himself, well, he was at the game last night. we are hoping we could get a grams of him tonight and ask him -- a glimpse of him tonight and ask him his thoughts in person. stay tuned. i'm joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> i'm sure he is a happy man. barry bonds' legal saga has been going on for almost a decade. he was indicted in november 2007 just months after he played his last baseball game. in 2011, bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice. the jury couldn't come to a verdict on whether he had lied about using those performance- enhancing drugs. he appeal his conviction in may of 2012. that same year, he made his
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first appearance on the baseball hall of fame ballot. he has yet to come close to getting in. developing news right now. the search is on for a missing cupertino teenager, his name is connor sullivan. kpix 5's len ramirez tells us investigators have some good clues to work with. >> reporter: investigators are here as well as a bunch of volunteers including experienced search teams and high school students and, of course, the santa clara county sheriff's office. they will be going out within the hour hoping to solve this disappearance. search parties formed this afternoon in the parking lot of monte vista high school. >> whatever i can do, cooking, beating bushes, i'm here. >> reporter: family and friends looking out for 17-year-old connor sullivan, a junior cross- country and track athlete who has been missing since monday. his parents have no explanation for his sudden disappearance. >> very unusual.
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he's a steady kid, hard working. great student. very unusual. >> reporter: he vanished after first period monday morning and skipped track practice. he hasn't been seen since. police have no reason to suspect foul play. >> we believe he is still in the city of cupertino. he doesn't have a vehicle. we don't believe he has any cash on him. we know he has a cell phone but it's currently turned off. rejust need citizens to help us to find him. >> reporter: search teams plan to hike on trails where sullivan liked to do his distance training hoping for any sign of the missing teen. >> i'm just hoping he stayed near home and i just want him home. i just want my baby home. >> reporter: connor sullivan was last seen wearing a black t- shirt, black shorts faded black sweatshirt and white sneakers. anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to call the santa clara county sheriff's office or dial 911.
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in cupertino, len ramirez, kpix 5. we got our first look today at the man accused of killing his girlfriend in front of two of her children. andrew butler appeared in court charged with the murder of kendra gonzalez. earlier this month, investigators say he got into an argument with gonzalez while they were driving in san jose. when she pulled the car over, he shot her. police say butler then pushed her body out of the vehicle and then drove off. the cold move made butler a suspect police wanted to take off the streets a heroic rescue in the east bay as an apartment building went up in flames. fire ripped through several units trapping people living there. before firefighters could get to the scene there was a police officer who rushed in to help. kpix 5's ryan takeo with how that officer saved lives. ryan. >> reporter: that officer jumped into action as soon as he heard the call out. you can see the damage here right across the way here at the mission pines apartments. the officer ended up injured had some smoke inhalation had
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trouble breathing. so did a neighbor who lived here had some breathing problems, as well. check out the flames from this morning. this all happened just before 6:00 here at mission pines apartments right off of highway 4. this afternoon, we learned the officer was just wrapping up his shift for the night. but when heard the call he rushed to the scene to help people evacuate the burning apartment. he even helped get one man out who was trying to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. firefighters say the police officers on scene, others followed too, that they were critical in and crucial in saving lives. overall, six apartments damaged, eight people are without a home tonight. the fire investigator i talk to an hour ago says he believes the fire started on a balcony but so far no exact cause has been determined. live in martinez, ryan takeo, kpix 5. in walnut creek, firefighters knocked down flames that tore through a home. those flames and smoke shot through the roof of the home on la casa via. firefighters did get it under
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control within an hour but the house is a total loss. no reports of injuries. part of a main road in menlo park is close the right now because of a gas leak. crews had to tear up willow between o'brien and hamilton this afternoon. they worked quickly to cap a gas line that was punctured by a construction crew. a section of westbound willow road is still closed as they repair that road. the man suspected of wearing a disguise of a wig and woman's purse to rob a bank is now behind bars. santa cruz police called him the "mrs. doubtfire" bank robber. 31-year-old brian kaltok was arrested in caramel for also allegedly breaking into car and stealing mail. when police did a search of his car they found a purse seen in these surveillance photos from the april 3 bank robbery. get vaccinated or stay out of the classroom. california's controversial bill now a step closer to law. the last-minute changes though
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after parents pushed back. >> random acts of kindness is getting out in a uniform every day and, you know, protecting people they don't even know. >> mystery solved. meet the woman whose thank you note touched police in two states. the inspiration behind her heartfelt gesture. >> the lucky break that helps a sea li
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a bill that require vaccinations for most california students passed a key hurdle but anne makovec reports, it didn't advance without some compromises. >> 7-2 the bill is out. >> reporter: and one step closer to law. the nine-member senate education committee voted in favor of sb-277 mandating most children be vaccinated before attending public or private school. >> then it goes beyond the purview of personal choice and becomes a personal choice with
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community consequences. >> reporter: the bill removed a personal beliefs exemption and allows only children with medical restrictions to go to school unvaccinated. the compromise is made before today's vote. children without vaccines could en goal in home-based -- enroll in home-based schools with private families or take part with independent study projects overseen by school districts but not in classrooms. >> i just still have a concern that this will not go far enough to help a two-income family who cannot homeschool a child or a single working parent. >> reporter: she was one of two no votes. 7 voted yes but hinted at more compromise ahead. >> i'm concerned about the rights of parents. >> reporter: anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the bill now heads to the senate judiciary committee. the next big sticking point, a possible religious exemption. but there's concern that might water down the bill because
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they are pretty easy to get. federal judge approved a billion-dollar settlement between the nfl and thousands of former football players over concussions. the league's plan sets aside money to deal with the various traumatic head injuries that players suffered during their careers. the average payout is $190,000. but it do go up to $5 million if a player is diagnosed with parkinson's or lou gehrig's disease. the man who shot president reagan is fighting for more freedom. john hinkley, jr., appeared in federal court today requesting full-time leaving from a mental hospital. he was 25 when he shot four people outside the hilton in 1981 including president reagan. he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. he currently lives 17 days a month with his mother in virginia. >> i don't think they should fear him because i don't think, you know, that he is a danger
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to anyone. >> anytime you know you have someone in your community that's committed the types of crimes that mr. hinkley committed, it's a concern. >> reagan's daughter patty davis wrote this week that she believes hinkley is still a danger. the secret service says it will continue to monitor hinkley. the hearings are expected to go on for days. dry land never look so good for thousands of it australian cruise ship passengers. the carnival spirit finally docked in sydney's harbor today after a wild night at sea. cell phone video shows powerful 30-foot waves slamming against the ship. it's part of a massive storm along the australian coast. winds up to 85 miles per hour kept the ship from docking at the end of the 12-day cruise. >> upstairs on the main deck, along the glass, it had been pushed out and smashed all over, chairs just turned like lollipops. just crazy. >> no one was hurt except for a few cases of sea sickness. crews did minor repairs before
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the ship was ready to go again. it's the place on the west coast for cartoons and comics. now a bay area institution is in need of its own superhero. the push to save the cartoon art museum. >> call it the i breakup. a scorned just can't seem to escape... another sneeze attack... you may be muddling through allergies. don't get caught off guard.
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a special note of thanks is touching the hearts of two police departments. a bay area woman in denver is speaking out about why she wrote it. ken bastida in the newsroom with the note that's catching a lot of attention. >> reporter: allen, her name is lauren. she is from san jose. but working as a nanny in denver. she left a note on a denver police patrol car expressing her thanks for what they do every day. so the note said, in part, dear officer, i'm from san jose. and we lost an asset to an amazing team last week. thank you for risking your life every day for my safety. you are important and i am super thankful for you. great thing to write down. she's referring to san jose officer michael johnson, who was shot and killed in march and denver police reached out to the san jose police department. they wanted help in finding lauren to return the thanks so
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today, lauren spoke with both police departments. each one shocked by the kind gesture. >> with everything that happened with officer johnson, i just wanted other people to know, other officers to know, like, just that they're appreciated. and that -- i mean, at least somebody is thinking about 'em. >> yeah. so lauren says she's kind of surprised by all the attention but hopes that her story will help encourage and inspire other people to do random acts of kindness. pretty cool. liz, back to you. >> thank you. san francisco's only museum devoted to comics and animation is closing its doors at least for now. the cartoon art museum has occupied its current space near third and mission since 2001. but the property owner is more than doubling the rent and the museum, which runs largely on donations, can't afford it. so it's packing up its 7,000- piece collection of original art at the end of june. >> we are one of the few museums in the whole united states that exhibits original
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cartoon art and does comic strips. political cartoons, comic books, animation art. so the whole gamut of cartoon art. >> they are looking for a new long-term location. but that won't happen until this fall at the very earliest. international travelers will have a smoother re-entry into the u.s. sfo is rolling out automated passport kiosks in the customs arrival area. the kiosks will speed up the long lines. travelers from 38 countries can take advantage of the system. well, folks in the bay area celebrating earth day today. some volunteer groups working on cleaning up garbage and beautifying their neighborhoods. in concord it was ann arbor day celebration. concord designated a tree city. elementary schools students planted four more drought- tolerant trees. >> these trees will need some water here during their establishment period in the first few years. hopefully after that, they will be established enough to reduce
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watering and maintenance. >> several bay area cities, police departments and schools participated in earth day celebration today. in the south bay a volunteer group took over cesar chavez park picking up trash, cleaning up the area. the group is from the marriott hotel staff and said it is now officially adopting that park in order to keep it clean. a young sea lion found wandering down highway 1 got a safe ride back to the ocean in a police cruiser and it was safety first for the pup. it was strapped into seatbelts as deputies took it back to the water. the lion was found over the weekend near fort bragg. authorities say it was healthy and didn't need treatment. >> buckle up for safety. >> but once the sea lion is 8 it can ride in the front seat. it's in the addendum to the drivers handbook. [ laughter ] what a difference an onshore flow makes. >> it was. >> our weather is so sensitive.
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all we did is turn down fan from high to medium. still have the onshore flow. it made a world of difference! you got sunshine today, san francisco. it was five to twelve degrees milder. certainly not going to call it warm. livermore 70. san francisco sunny but still 57. so the ocean influence is still prevalent. the deal is the onshore flow is not as strong and the sun did it its thing and got us into the 60s and 70s with sunshine. san bruno 61. checking in with our weather watchers, the count is up to 120. we love each and every one of them sending in weather information on a daily basis. robert sullivan, zenning in 72 in redwood city, west wind at 5 miles per hour. it's not just the immediate bay area. let's take the map up to mendocino. sandy 58 and sunshine at the coast. she tells us clear and breezy in mendocino, highest wind gusts 20 miles per hour this afternoon. thank you, sandy in the mendocino county.
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showers and thunderstorms over the sierra. that's wonderful news. it's not snow season but we'll take precipitation up and down the sierra now. there is a meteor shower tonight about the only shower we'll see but it's going to be cloudy so unless you're far away from the water now toward antioch or pittsburg, you're likely not going to see it because it will be mostly cloudy. the lyrid meteor shower if you want to find out more at our website. san francisco tonight 51. guess what. rain chance has been added to our forecast. not because of this low down here which is firing up the unstable air lots of thunderstorms up and around salt lake city. but this one here. in its exit from the pacific northwest it will drag a very weak cold front through. that front will be strong enough to fire off some showers for us very early on saturday morning. probably won't impact your weekend plans. rain will be done on saturday
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morning. mother nature will have watered your lawn for you. good news as a bonus because high pressure is building in after that. that will take the rain chance and send it far away from here. so we're looking at sun from saturday afternoon onward but now looking at rain late friday and early saturday. it is being picked up by your in-house compute model. green on the radar, five, six, 7:00 in the morning hits you in the north bay. exiting the south bay by 9 or 10:00 saturday morning. early baseball game? maybe a couple of showers out there but shouldn't be a rainout. mostly cloudy overnight tonight. tomorrow will be another day with a mixture of sun and clouds. clouds early, sunshine late and a shower chance has been added into the weekend. just saturday morning though not the entire weekend. tomorrow temperatures: >> morning clouds even inland again. pleasant hill 73.
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antioch 77. dublin 68. san francisco fog, drizzle in the morning, sunshine in the afternoon. 64 degrees. sonoma 74. mill valley 68. ukiah 75 degrees for your thursday. friday more of the same morning clouds, afternoon sunshine. friday night early saturday it's going to rain a little bit then we get the sunshine in the afternoon or saturday all sunday all monday all tuesday we get -- >> all wednesday -- [ laughter ] >> on and on and on. >> anytime two days out before the event we can add a rain chance, that's wonderful. we're asking people to use their irrigation less on their lawns. turn it off. let mother nature do it for you saturday morning. think maybe next week water the lawn. >> wash my car. >> there you go. >> thanks for washing. now it's going to rain! >> hope so. the whole thing about a woman scorned, right? well, a jilted woman got a little 21st century revenge on her cheating boyfriend. look at this. a japanese woman soaked his apple product in the bathtub.
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imac, iphone, ipad, accessories. they are ruined. it doesn't stop there. the woman sent a picture of the soaked electronics to her boyfriend which he posted online but because he was able to post it online she clearly didn't get all his technology into the tub. >> missed that one. >> i think there's an android device somewhere. >> this is a modern-day version of throwing the clothes on the front lawn. this is probably much more valuable. >> never happen to me. >> never. it's a popular choice of home flooring but tonight a new warning about the toxic chemicals you could be walking on. how major retailers are taking action.
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reporter julie watts explains, environmental groups are focusing on vinyl. >> reporter: it's one of the cheaper choices on the flooring aisle but a new report by an environmental watchdog group urges consumers to walk away from some vinyl flooring. >> what i would recommend is that people look at alternatives. >> reporter: she says the new study by safer chemicals.org is raising concerns. it found 100% of the environmental flooring samples tested from and 48 from others contain phthalates a class of chemicals used to make materials pliable. >> they disrupt the hormones in our bodies. hormones are really important. it's what determines basically everything our body does so growth, development, um, things like digestion and emotions. >> reporter: she says there are a number of ways flooring could pose a risk. >> the phthalates are going to
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slowly off-gas from the flooring so you will breathe them in. >> reporter: phthalates are already banned in children's products and california's prop 65 requires warning labels for certain phthalates which were found in some of the samples tested. but today we couldn't find any warning labels on any vinyl at the lumber liquidators or lowe's stores we visited. the study's authors say home detow is committing to sell only phthalate-free vinyl flooring by the end of the year and environmental watchdogs are calling on the other stores to following in home depot's footsteps. lumber liquidators says it posts a generic prop 55 warning for all the products at the point of sale and on the receipts but says it doesn't contain high enough levels to require a label in the first place. lowe's is working with suppliers to consider alternatives. if you have a consumer problem or question, give us a call at
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888-5-helps-u. >> what should do you if you have a environmental floor? >> not every vinyl floor has these phthalates in it but if you are concerned, she recommends washing it frequently. don't eat food dropped on it. if you have small children don't allow them to crawl around on the floor. but everything that falls on the floor goes into my kid's mouth. it's next to impossible. she says you don't need to rip it out just be mindful. >> all right. thank you. now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news." we have scott pelley in new york. scott. >> reporter: hi, allen and liz. great to be with you in the bay area. here's the "cbs evening news" tonight. protestors in baltimore demand justice for the suspect who died while in custody of a broken neck. plus, should the man who shot president reagan be allowed to spend more time outside a mental hospital? and a woman's sentimental journey back to her chorus line days.
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i'm veronica de la cruz in the kpix 5 newsroom. new at 6:00 tonight, the only bay area school district with its own police force facing an outcry from parents. they want to cut off funding for those officers. where they want that money to go instead. that and more at 6:00. >> thank you. thank you for watching us at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on
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our website, cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: a community and the police are at odds over a suspect who died in custody of a broken neck. also tonight, should the man who shot president reagan be allowed more time outside a mental hospital? dr. oz fires back at critics who accuse him of promoting quackk treatments. and the great kentucky hooch heist is solved. the suspects had expensive taste. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. a sharp divide is developing in baltimore tonight after the death of freddie gray, a suspect who ran from police and later died of a spine injury suffered while he was in custody. protests and rallies are planned

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