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girlfriend went to prom last month. now she is helping plan his funeral. >> i'm hurt, heartbroken. imagine his parents, they screw up with him they change his diapers, they did everything for him, and just one bullet killed him. >> reporter: family and friends are holding another vigil tonight at clock. they will hold one vigil every night for the next two weeks. tonight they say they will have the added peace of mind of knowing that the suspect is behind bars. live in vallejo, ryan takeo, kpix 5. even with the recent rain, the fire danger is still sky high. we saw proof just a short time ago in hercules. a grass fire came up the back fence of this home before it was put out. no word on how it started. a boston jury says bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev deserves to die for his crimes. he was sentenced to death today. kpix 5's kpix 5's ken bastida joining us with what it took for jurors to reach that decision. >> reporter: the jury
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deliberated for 14 hours over the past three days. they decided that tsarnaev showed a lack of remorse rejecting the defense argument that he was led to terrorism by his older brother. 12 boston jurors agreed that convicted boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev should pay for his crimes with his life. >> he wanted to go to hell and he is going to get there early. >> reporter: tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 charges against him in connection with the 2013 marathon bombings and aftermath. he was convicted of murdering 8- year-old martin richard, 23- year-old link see lou, 29-year- old krystle cambell and m.i.t. police officer sean collier. the defense never contested his guilt but tried instead to convince jurors that he was a victim of his older brother's radicalization. mount tam died in a shootout with police. >> tack lynn tsarnaev died in a
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shootout with police -- tamerlan tsarnaev died in a shootout with police. >> the evidence didn't bear that out. >> reporter: tsarnaev didn't testify and showed emotion once when one of his relatives wept on the stand. jurors heard from experts in explosives, forensics and terrorism. they also sat through heart- wrenching testimony from survivors of the attacks and family members of those who died. >> i had to watch my sons put a leg on every day. it feels like a weight is lifted off my shoulders. >> reporter: the lawyers plan to appeal the death sentence. an exhausting process many victims and their families were hoping to avoid. well, it could be a long time before tsarnaev is actually put to death. since 1988, 74 people have been convicted with the death penalty in these federal cases. and only three of them have actually been executed. >> one of them timothy mcveigh. a bay area victim of the boston bombings is recovering
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and looking forward to his 8th grade great lakes. aaron was 12 when it happened. here he is visiting the bombing site after it happened. surgeons removed metal from his legs. the crew tearing down candlestick park has been using drinking water to keep the dust down despite the drought. thousands of gallons per hour. but apparently, they had no choice. the san francisco public utilities commission says state health regulations forbid the use of reclaimed water for aerial dust control. the puc says it's now working with the contractor to try to figure out some conservation solutions. a new bus lane could be added to the bay bridge but it would be headed in the reverse direction. planners say it would look something like this. a movable barrier would separate an eastbound lane and turn it into a westbound lane. the reversal would only be for buses on the morning commute. four to seven inches would be shaved off each lane to make room for the new contraflow lane and zipper barrier. the idea would be to run more
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buses into san francisco for transbay commuters. it only took 10 inches of broken bart track to bring the commute to a halt for thousands last week. there may be more defective rail. bart says something was wrong with the manufacturing of the track and they suspect there's more of it that could be affected by the same problems. to make matters worse, safety tests didn't detect the weakened rail before it broke. >> we are checking all the other rail we got with that batch in 2011 inspecting it to make sure they don't have the same anomaly. >> the inspection should be finished by the end of the weekend. bart says for now, train control systems are in place to warn if there's a problem on the tracks. new at 5:00 the engineer in tuesday's deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia just told the ntsb he can't remember what happened. brandon bostian met with investigators today. he had a concussion in the crash. but the ntsb says he is, quote,
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extremely cooperative. investigators say the train sped up from 70 miles per hour to 106 in the minutes before it flew off the rails. prosecutors are now trying to determine whether there's enough evidence to pursue criminal charges. meanwhile, funeral services were held today for the first of eight people killed in the crash. 20-year-old justin zemser was a midshipman at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, maryland. he was headed home to queens, new york that night to see his family. the wreckage of a u.s. marine helicopter was found in nepal three bodies from the eight man crew spotted. and the military says it's unlikely anyone else survived. six marines and two nepalese soldiers were on board when it went down on tuesday in dense forest and rugged terrain. the chopper was on a mission to deliver supplies to remote villages after that earthquake. recovery efforts were suspended because of bad weather. vandals attacked a plus sized lingerie store and it
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isn't the first time. >> are we being targeted is it because i sell stuff for beautiful women? >> why the owner thinks she is being fat shamed. >> a parking ticket mix-up but we never heard of a man getting his tax refund deducted because of someone else's mistake. so how does this happen? >> mobile weather is live tonight in livermore. this city received a month's worth of rainfall in just one day yesterday and believe it or not, the rain from yesterday is playing around with baseball plans at this park today. details in your s
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vandals have taken aim at a plus sized lingerie store in san jose but the owner says the crooks aren't there to steal. she tells kpix 5's maria medina she thinks they are trying to shame. maria. >> reporter: the owner thought it was random but says she has
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been hit three times and no other store in the complex has been targeted. >> are we targeted in. >> reporter: the owner of kirby girl boutique says the store vandalism is starting to feel very personal. >> the third time makes me think like what's going on? why me? >> reporter: in the last two months the most recent on thursday, the vandals simply shatters her windows and takes off without stealing a thing. that makes crystal wonder if the criminal is what she calls a fat shamer. >> these fat shamers and fat haters create entire websites just dedicated to talking about how disgusting they think we are. >> reporter: your body resembles a garbage bag full of oatmeal. flubber rhymes with blubber. some of the online comments to describe crystal a side 24 and her work -- size 24 and her workers and customers. >> we are victims of fat hate online. >> reporter: it happened when said when crystal found herself in the spotlight more than a
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year ago. >> i thought that's not what a real woman looks or should look like. >> reporter: she got national attention when a woman known as sacramento's fit mom felt crystal and her customers were glorifying obesity. >> that's when the fat haters came out. >> reporter: she says it's given a lot of curvy women the motivation to stand up tall and proud and show off their curves. >> it's a waste of your time. it's not going to change the fact that i love being in my body. >> fat shamers and haters, they are my motivators. >> reporter: a lot of positives have come out of this, as well. she says a lot of her customers have stopped by to say hi, see how they can help and she made a lot of new customers, as well. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. >> store surveillance cameras didn't get a good look at the vandals. crystal says they always hit in the early morning. uc-berkeley police say at least 50 women were filmed by a hidden camera in a campus dorm restroom. the device was disguised as an
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electrical outlet in a women's staff restroom. the suspect even posted a closed sign on the public restroom directing people to use the staff facility. police say their person of interest is a former campus alarm technician. they are asking any women who may have used that restroom recently to come forward. getting raves they didn't earn. a shocking cheating scandal exposed at a northern california high school. getting grades they didn't earn. one student is in jail and dozens more could be in trouble. >> how about another social media star in the making? meet the newest four-legged addition to the
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get ready for more robots on the road. google is about to move its fleet of driverless cars out of the initial test phase and on to the streets. devin fehely reports. >> that's risk involved. >> distrust of anything new. >> reporter: it is the stuff of science fiction made real. google announcing its plans to have its next generation of driverless car hit the roads for tests this summer. google is one of 7 tech companies or carmakers testing driverless technology here in california. so far the cars are doing well. >> very few accidents and the they have all been caused by
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other people so the cars themselves have not been the cause of any accidents. >> reporter: the cutting edge technology is driving the dmv to rewrite the rules of the road just to catch up. they hope to have a draft of the new rules late this summer and it's fueling anxiety amongst other drivers. >> it's a cool concept but i don't know if the technology is fully there for that yet. it's going to be down the road until we're ready for that. >> reporter: google hopes to have the first car for sale by 2017. and with them in the driver's seat, it may be hard to put the brakes on the new technology whether we're ready for it or not. >> if you realize that the systems are always alert, they will never have problems with substance abuse or sleeping or distractions. the things that cause accidents. you will figure out that they are inherently safer. >> reporter: in san jose, devin fehely, kpix 5. >> tiny. state law currently requires that a driver be behind the wheel at all times just in case
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that technology fails they need to take over. google is pushing to have that restriction removed. an honor for a fallen san jose police officer will keep his memory alive for a lifetime. ♪[ music ]♪ officer michael johnson's plaque is part of the memorial wall at santa clara county sheriff's headquarters. the 38 was killed in the line of duty earlier this year. representatives from every agency in the county were at the peace officer's memorial for the 38-year-old. a man arrested for flying a drone near the white house john edwards from vacaville. ryan mcdonald was flying the drone over a park when secret service agents spotted him. he was taken into custody cited and again a june court date. a northern california student who thought he was doing favors for his friends just bought himself a trip to jail. a senior at dixon high is accused of hacking into a teacher's online grade book and changing more than 200 grades of at least 30 students.
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the 18-year-old was taken into custody yesterday. school administrators believe this all started in january but they say that a teacher noticed a changed grade just this week. >> led to the questioning of one student which led to the questioning of another student and from those first couple students we were able to verify through them that in fact there had been a breach. >> three students have been suspended. most of the students involved are seniors and some have been accepted to ivy league colleges. nfl commissioner roger goodell says he will personally preside over tom brady's suspension appeal. now the players union is throwing the challenge flag. the patriots quarterback is appealing his four-game suspension over "deflate-gate." the union says goodell can't hear the case himself because he will be called as a witness. tom brady of course from the bay area. his legal team is threatening to sue if the suspension is not overturned. golden state warriors are in memphis tonight looking to
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advance in the nba play-offs. they have rolled in the past two games including a 20 point blowout wednesday night at home and now lead the best-of-seven series three games to two. the warriors are the top seed in the play-offs and a win would send them to the first conference finals since 1976. a loss, that means we'll see game 7 on sunday at oracle arena. hunter pence is back with the giants tonight. he has been out since breaking his arm during spring training a couple of months ago. the team is expected to activate him so he can play tomorrow in cincinnati. he is actually back sooner than expected. he had been on rehab assignment in the minors that was supposed to go into next week. there is a new dog in town or in the state you might say. governor brown has added a four- legged member to the family. meet deputy first dog colusa brown. she joins california's first family this month.
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colusa or lucy a mix of border collie and corgi and has a big brother to watch over her. a full corgi. sutter brown has been with the governor since 2010. and, of course, routinely pops up on social media. but he is about 1 1.5 so he is getting up there. he may be more grandpa age. [ laughter ] >> big brother. >> a good mentor. >> look at the adoring loving gaze. >> those eyes. >> oh, my goodness. paul deanno is live in livermore where a little baseball is going on. >> reporter: we have baseball going on out here but once again it's not warm. we're way from the water. we could easily be 90 this time of year in livermore. we are at beautiful robert livermore park where a game is supposed to be going on but with highs only in the mid-60s, um, they are practicing but they are not playing. here's the deal. game was supposed to be yesterday. rained out because of a half inch of rain. thunderstorms out here. word didn't get out quick enough to field a full team
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today. so it's not a game. it's just practice. but the kids are having fun nonetheless enjoying their time in front of the camera and enjoying some time in the sunshine but also highs only in the 60s today again. we are talking 64 right now in livermore. san jose 64. san francisco 58. oakland only 61. the onshore flow has you in san bruno down to 59. it's partly cloudy at the golden gate bridge. but it is not warm. santa rosa you're the exception at 72. overnight tonight low clouds return. fog returns at the coast. drizzle returns especially along the coastline. mountain view down to 52. fairfield 50. pacifica down to 48. you will start your weekend in san francisco at 53 degrees in the city overnight tonight. here's the deal. that low pressure area that gave us the rain and thunderstorms but not for everyone, yesterday is hitting all of southern california all of nevada, all of arizona, big time flooding rainfall for them. but that slow far enough away that we have the sunshine today. the next area of low pressure will stay to our north which
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will not give us rainfall but it will actually enhance or strengthen the onshore flow. the ocean is chilly and it will be with us for at least the next week a chilly flow of air. so low cloud cover returns tonight. areas of drizzle. tomorrow will be a mixture of sun and clouds. i don't want to call it cold because it's not. but it will be a dry weekend and it will be chilly. temperatures will stay cool. napa tomorrow, 69 degrees. breezy not hitting 70. oakland 66. livermore 67. san jose 68. san francisco 60. your extended forecast: >> mixture of sun and clouds, highs in the 60s to low 70s inland. low to mid-60s near the bay. and if you really want to cool off with mainly cloudy skies, the coast will only be in the mid-50s. back out here live in livermore, you see that tree blowing. that's a west wind. kind of interesting, guys. we did not hit 70 degrees all week long and another interesting weather stat, march
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the average high 74. april the average high in livermore, 75. may, the average high in livermore, 72. it's actually colder this month compared to the two previous months. that's what can happen around here because we live next to the world's largest refrigerator and the door is wide open. >> does not feel like may. >> thank you. going to be a chilly bay to breakers. >> definitely. bring a jacket. >> you bet. in just a few days, david letterman will host his final late show and ride into the sunset. a little earlier we got a chance to chat with paul shaffer's long-time band leader. we asked what it's like to work with dave more than 33 years. >> david letterman has been the greatest boss who has left this thing so loose, such that every day you never knew what was going to happen and what he was going to do and your job was to react to it. i don't know. it doesn't get any better than that. >> there are only four days left to the late show with
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david letterman. tonight's guest, oprah winfrey and norm macdonald. watch it here at 11:35 after kpix 5 news. a man's tax refund cut and you won't believe why. >> i don't want other people have to go through all this. >> he's paying the price for a stranger's parking ticket. the huge hassle getting his money
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during his 7-decade career. he continued to do live performances in until last year. the 15-time grammy award winner had battled diabetes and was in declining health in recent months. president obama was a fan and he said today, bb may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever. >> wow. >> true. on the consumerwatch, we have often brought you stories of people who have received tickets and toll violations from places they have never been. >> well, this time julie watts tells us about a particularly tough punishment that has been a nightmare to undo. >> just blatantly wrong. >> reporter: he got a begannishment. the franchise tax board took 80% of his tax refund. >> i have never owned a honda. >> reporter: he says he has been driving a pt cruiser for nine years and never been to the southern california city of
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inglewood. >> no chance that it's me. >> reporter: but after explaining it, he says they told him he would have to wait up to four months to get his own money back. now, we reported on a lot of people who got tickets they didn't deserve. usually because of confusion over a license plate with a one instead of an i or a zero instead of an o. but garnishing the wrong person's tax refund? >> that's a little scary. >> reporter: this tax attorney says the law requires the agency to warn you in writing 30 days before garnishing your money so have time to fight in. >> i forever got a notice. -- i never got a notice. i read all mail even junk mail. >> reporter: the city of inglewood couldn't claim what happened and they claimed they gave him 30 days' notice sent to an old address. >> it's wrong. i don't want other people to have to go through all this. >> reporter: the city of inglewood got him his money back in two weeks. and the state franchise tax board says it has garnished the wrong person's taxes four times in two years. remember, if you have a problem call us 888-5-helps-u.
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and now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news," scott pelley is in new york. >> reporter: coming up on the "cbs evening news," the boston bomber gets the death penalty. we'll have reaction to the verdict. break down the case and speak with the cbs news analyst about what's next. plus an update on the amtrak derailment. all of that and more tonight on the "cbs e jamie wanted a taste of the real new orleans and we just couldn't say no to that face. then we wanted more of that local flavor so betty says... oh yeah, that's betty. you're going to want to do this alligator thing. and betty didn't lead us wrong. a little later we passed some dancing. and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different. follow yours.
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jamie wanted a taste of the real new orleans and we just couldn't say no to that face. then we wanted more of that local flavor so betty says... oh yeah, that's betty. you're going to want to do this alligator thing. and betty didn't lead us wrong. a little later we passed some dancing. and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different. follow yours.
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i'm veronica de la cruz. new at 6:00 a man suspected of breaking into car after car for month. only on 5 how he may have been casing them without anyone suspecting a thing. >> plus, complicated and risky heart surgery on a cat. why top-notch northern california doctors who usually help humans had to be brought in. we'll tell you all about it straight ahead on the 6:00 news. allen and liz, lucky cat. >> got a lot of cat lovers will be watching that. all right, veronica, thank you. and thanks for watching us at 5:00. we have the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on our website, cbssf.com. but before we go, we want to leave with you a late great b.b. king. >> who died at his home in las vegas at the age of 89. ♪[ music ]♪ ♪ the thrill is gone away ♪
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>> pelley: the jury says death. the boston marathon bomber must pay the ultimate price. >> he wanted to go to hell and he's going to get there early. also tonight the f.b.i. is looking at if a projectile hit the train before the crash in pittsburgh. the wreck ac of a u.s. marine helicopter that crashed in nepal has been found. and steve hartman on the road with a young man who just made his mother's day. >> i told her i love you. >> i told my husband, i said, "i love you, but you know what, i think your son just outdid you." captioning sponsored by cbs

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