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tv   KPIX 5 News Early Edition  CBS  October 2, 2015 4:30am-5:01am PDT

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gate bridge a couple of stragglers coming into work nice and early at the wee hour of 4:29:56. >> good morning, it's friday, october 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's now 4:30. we are going to get you out the door on a friday, our favorite day. >> right. >> yes. >> look at the monitor briefly. we did not plan this. >> we did plan it. we are coordinated. >> i didn't notice it until i saw it in the monitor. >> look good. >> it's going to be a gorgeous day today. we are talking temperatures in the 80s, beautiful, but short- lived, folks. don't get used to it. rain returns by the end of the weekend but out the door right now clear skies, temperatures a little cooler than what we have seen lately so in the 50s areawide. a quick look at the weather headlines for today shows a little bit of something for everyone. clear and deal start, sunny warmer today chance of rain returns and we'll time it out for you coming up.
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bay bridge looking good. roadwork in the eastbound direction of the bay bridge and reports of a stalled big rig on 680 approaching alcosta. i'll have details with "kcbs traffic" in just a few minutes. people in oregon and across the country are coming to grips with yet another mass shooting on u.s. soil. the gunman killed 9 people on the campus of umpqua community college in the small town of roseburg, oregon, three hours south of portland. danielle nottingham has the latest from roseburg, where investigators are trying to figure out what led the young man to open fire. [ taps ] >> reporter: hundreds of mourners filled the park past midnight holding candles and saying prayers for the victims of thursday's mass shooting the umpqua community college. >> we need love and compassion and healing. >> active shooter. >> reporter: several people were killed others wounded when a gunman identified by authorities as 26-year-old
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chris harper mercer opened fire in a classroom. the incident sent the small campus into lockdown. >> we weren't even notified. i found out from my dad calling me. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the suspect, who died in a gun battle with police, had four guns including a rifle and body armor. he allegedly also blogged about violence including the recent on air murders of two journalists in virginia. mercer's father was visibly distraught when questioned by reporters. >> obviously, it's been a devastating day. devastating for me and my family. >> reporter: president obama prayed for the victims' families. >> may god bless the memories of those who were killed today. may he bring comfort to their families. >> reporter: authorities have searched mercer's apartment complex as well as the college campus and parking lot as they tried to determine a motive. danielle nottingham, cbs news, roseburg, oregon. >> and that gunman came prepared with body armor and multiple guns seen here on his
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sister's wedding day. law enforcement said he had enough ammunition for a prolonged gunfight. kpix 5 spoke to one of his childhood friends who used to be a step-cousin. >> he had mental problems and he was -- he had anger problems and he took medicines for them. >> investigators are now focusing in on the suspect's online activity. on myspace, apparently belonging to mercer, has a photo of him holding a gun. you see it there. there are other photos of the irish republican army with descriptions glorifying their movement. according to his stepsister he was born in england and later moved to the west coast. >> he meant a lot to me, but it's just -- [ pause ] >> he -- he -- all he ever did was put everyone before himself. he wanted everyone to be happy. and no matter if he was sad or
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mad he would always try to cheer up everybody. >> our sister station in l.a. also spoke to a former neighbor who described the 26-year-old as someone who kept to himself. the lake county sheriff is trying to figure out exactly how many homes have been burglarized since the "valley fire." right now, they know of 14 homes ransacked. eight of the break-ins were in the town of hidden valley lake. six people have been arrested in connection with the looting but the sheriff's office says those numbers could climb. a deadly wildfire in calaveras and amador counties is now 100% contained. the "butte fire" burned more than 70,000 acres and destroyed 475 homes since it began back on september 9. the fire is blamed for two deaths. the cause is still unknown. 4:34. it's a friday. only fitting on a friday, the best day of the week, sounds like? >> it is going to be -- this might be the day you want to play hooky. >> bye! >> i know, right? you guys will be off early
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enough to enjoy the sunshine. it will likely be the warmest day of the week. tomorrow we see the transition on saturday. high pressure building offshore. see that low pressure off to our east? that's what brought us the rain scooting out. but it's short-lived. we have low pressure dropping down from british columbia by the second half of the weekend. so the main headline today is more sunshine and it's going to be a really beautiful day outside with highs in the 80s. clear and cool out the door. sunny and warmer today but chance of rain returns and we are going to time that out in just a bit but first a check of the roads. good morning, everyone. happy friday. we are going to talk about this morning's commute where over at the bay bridge toll plaza, westbound traffic still looking okay. it is "friday light" for that drive out of oakland heading into san francisco. the metering lights are still off this morning. there is roadwork though in the eastbound direction approaching treasure island heading into san francisco. and heading for the silicon valley area, this is it right here, santa clara, so the taillights you're looking at
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would be the northbound commute on 101 approaching great america parkway where everything is flowing well. bart is on time. no delays reported for caltrain. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." california will become the first state in the nation to require lessons about sexual consent in high school. the governor jerry brown signed legislation to require school districts to teach the "yes means yes" policy in place at state colleges and universities. that policy says sexual activity is only consensual when both partners state their willingness to participate. next year school will also have to include lessons on sexual violence prevention. an east bay teen accused of killing his family could face a judge today. officials say last month, nolan buchanan shot his father, his father's fiancee and his 8-year- old half-brother in their vacation cabin in el dorado county and burned it down. the 16-year-old originally told investigators he was nowhere near the cabin. but officers impounded a pickup
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truck they believe nolan was driving and now say his story didn't add up. >> inside the f-150 was evidence contrary to the 16- year-old's earlier statements. >> authorities say nolan will be charged as an adult. the el dorado county district attorney expects him to be arraigned today or monday. some more trouble at santa clara county main jail. kpix 5 has learned the fbi is now being called in to investigate the latest allegations of guards abusing inmates. len ramirez has the story. reporter: the newest case of alleged abuse involves an inmate at the santa clara county main jail. sources say it came to light during the sheriff's investigation of the in-custody death of inmate michael tyree last month, who was allegedly beaten to death by three correctional deputies. in the latest case the inmate survived but the sheriff asked for the fbi's help to investigate. >> our willingness to bring in an outside agency i hope really demonstrates the transparency that we have been committed to
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providing to make sure that the public has a high degree of trust in what it is that we're doing. >> administration also announced that previous incidents that have been documented and already closed out will reportedly be reopened for more scrutiny. >> reporter: but the sheriff has come under attack by the president of the correctional deputies union. >> this harkens back to the salem witch trials from 1692. >> reporter: he is shown in a youtube video in which he criticized the sheriff for looking into past and present complaints. >> we are held to a higher standard and these complaints are going to be coming in. and we investigate those complaints and those complaints take us and the investigation takes us where it leads to. and to characterize it as a witch hunt i think is for me not appropriate. >> reporter: mr. scimeca is currently on administrative leave on an unrelated case that he allegedly sent racist text messages to other deputies. he was unavailable for comment.
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in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. health experts have identified the source of a legionnaire's disease outbreak at san quentin prison. two cooling towers had high concentrations of the bacteria that causes the illness. a federal report blames a combination of sludge build-up and heat wave. 81 inmates and at least four employees got sick last month, prompting a temporary lockdown. one of the three major credit bureaus has been hacked, compromising the personal information of 15 million people. anyone who applied for t- mobile's post pay plan last month may be affected. experion is offering t-mobile applicants two years of free credit monitoring and identity protection. time now 4:39. water wasters caught on camera. this morning we show you a house that used 12 million gallons of water last year. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at we may come and feature your school on the show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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authorities are trying to find out what caused a military plane to crash this morning in eastern afghanistan. plane has civilian contractors working with nato on board. 11 people including six u.s. service members were killed in the accident. the pentagon says right now, there's nothing to support the taliban's claim that they shot the plane down. >> uc-berkeley taking criticism over a labor dispute involving unpaid over time. the focus is on performance first building services. the contractor which provides custodial services during campus sporting events, workers say the company did not pay minimum wage and used loopholes to avoid paying overtime like issuing employee checks under two names. >> knowing i'm not getting paid well that would frustrate me. >> university has enough funds to be able to pay these workers
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decent wages. and i think it's a little outrageous. >> the latest allegations are fueling criticism that the university is not properly monitoring its contractors. it looks like most californians are taking the drought seriously. the water board announced yesterday people in the golden state used 27% less water in august compared with the same month in 2013. it's the third straight month that water users have beaten the state's mandate of 25%. >> but not all californians are doing their part. newly released records show thousands of california households have not cut back on water use at all. as we report, the worst offender is in a wealthy l.a. neighborhood of bel air. >> reporter: bel air is known for upscale celebrity-owned properties. it's now home to california's single biggest water user, pumping 11.8 million gallons. their water bill? an estimated $90,000 in one year according to records
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obtained by the investigative site, >> it's shocking! that's more water than used by 100 households here in southern california. >> reporter: tracy quinn is a water policy analyst for the natural resource defense council. the names of megausers is being kept secret. water companies say it's for privacy reasons. despite the drought and numerous public service announcements urging water conservation, most megausers don't face penalties because people can still use what they pay for. that's upsetting to some, who let their lawns purposely turn brown to save water. >> i saw this a couple of days ago. >> reporter: this water watcher paul hubble took cell phone video of what appears to be water being wasted on the street in westwood. >> this was running this way for hours on this very street. >> reporter: some homeowners have been slapped with heavy fines for such runoff or for watering on the wrong days. for quinn, being allowed to pump nearly 12 million gallons no questions asked, she says, sets a bad example. >> in a time of epic and
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unprecedented drought it's just not okay. >> so far, only two water agencies have begun penalizing those so-called megausers. hurricane joaquin continues to gain strength. it's now a category 4 storm as it moves towards the u.s. yesterday, joaquin battered parts of the bahamas flooding roads and bringing down trees and properties. forecasters expect joaquin to make a sharp right turn and head north. the east coast is expected to avoid a direct hit. >> 4:45. a check of our weather on a friday. you are delivering in a big way, aren't you? >> i am. a little bit of something for everyone in this forecast. >> that's cool. >> i'm trying. i'm trying. plenty of sunshine today. in fact, today's likely going to be the warmest day of the week, a great day to play hooky, if you can. lots of sun, temperatures in the 80s. out the door right now, clear skies and cool to start because of those clear skies.
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57 in concord. 58 in san francisco. 57 in san jose. 51 santa rosa. here's what to expect as we move on to the next couple of days. so today, tomorrow, sunny and warmer as high pressure builds. that low pressure we saw that brought us all the showers over the last couple of days pushed off to our east. but there's another one waiting in the wings off to the north, not necessarily the wings but coming out of british columbia dropping down saturday night into sunday. and with it, blustery cooler conditions. also going to see a chance of showers. right now futurecast is painting much of the shower activity to our south and to our east. but i do think we'll keep the chance of scattered showers in the bay area for saturday night into sunday. could even see a little snow in the high country so we're looking forward to that, fingers crossed. high temperatures today sunny and beautiful. 85 fairfield and livermore. 84 concord. 70s around the bay. 69 in pacifica today.
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your extended forecast shows, well, a lot of changes. today, sunny and mild. tomorrow, the transition day. slightly cooler still going to see sun likely for the first half of the day but increasing clouds, showers move in saturday night into sunday. the chance of showers moves in. sunday even if you don't see rain, going to feel significantly cooler and fall- like, blustery, and then monday through next week, we gradually start to warm back up to seasonal norms. now a check of traffic. liza? good morning. happy friday. we are going to talk about the south bay commute where 101 is looking great at this hour. northbound traffic moving well approaching great america parkway in santa clara. the taillights you're looking at would be the commute direction of 101 northbound continuing light approaching the sunnyvale-mountain view area. no delays for 101 so far since it's so early in the morning. if you plan to head for the dublin area a big rig stalled out in the northbound direction of 680 approaching alcosta. at least one lane of traffic is shut down because of this
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problem. and it is causing a backup now. this is northbound 680 the noncommute direction that's going to be slow for you now leaving the dublin interchange. expect those delays traffic down to 57 miles per hour in some stretches there. 101 heading across the golden gate looking good. no problems so far for 580 leaving richmond bound for san rafael. it's wide open at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. and the bay bridge pay gates moving well with wide open traffic between oakland and san francisco. no delays as of yet for the eastshore freeway. all of the roadwork on the bay bridge has been picked up. it did cause some delays for you overnight. meantime, 880 through oakland is moving well still with no major backups between oakland and san leandro. there's a brief pocket of slow traffic along southbound 880 just as you approach that 238 interchange. wide open though for westbound 92 at the san mateo bridge and no problems for all of our local transit systems. the first bart trains are out of the yard on time. that's a look at your friday traffic. back to you.
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>> thank you. caltrans has secured the final permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the bay bridge. kpix 5's andria borba explains how it will happen. reporter: what took years to put up will come down in nearly an instant. >> it will only take six seconds for the implosion to happen. >> reporter: with all agencies including army corps of engineer, noaa and fish and wildlife signing off, the old eastern span of the bay bridge will come down. >> had we used another mechanical traditional method as it's known, we would have been in the bay for months, potentially years, having a far greater impact to the environment. >> reporter: with a blast matt thrown over the top and bubble curtain all the way around on the bay floor small charges weighing between 21 and 35 pounds will destroy five-story, 20 million-pound tower and cause it to implode on itself
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into holes that already exist. >> the reason we are imploding the pier, it will actually drop into those caissons. they are watertight structures that are hollow. >> reporter: a choreographed dance with traffic shut down on the bay bridge, boats at specified distances in the bay, monitoring port traffic and watching wildlife to keep them away from the detonation. caltrans has begun preparation for the implosion, scheduled for november 7. on treasure island andria borba, kpix 5. a new film offers movie- goers a different kind of terror especially folks prone to vertigo. it depicts a 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers at the world trade center. the camera angles caused some viewers to get sick. we spoke with one man who said it was hard to watch but he still couldn't look away.
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>> my stomach was in a knot. and i said, i can't believe he is doing it again. i wanted to see him do it again but i also wanted it to be over. >> previews are out in some theaters last night and "the walk" is set for wide release next weekend. it will be available for 3d and imax theaters. time now 4:51. coming up, another bay area library shuts down because of ,,
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officer welcome back. time now 4:54.
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south bay temperatures in the low 80s. beautiful, plenty of sunshine. inland temperatures topping out in the mid- to upper 80s in the warmest locations. 86 brentwood, 83 walnut creek. 81 vallejo. around the bay temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s for the most part. 74 san francisco. 72 sausalito. 68 daly city. 67 stinson beach today. farther north really plenty of sunshine and nice mild temperatures for you. 88 clearlake. 89 ukiah. 89 cloverdale. your full forecast is coming up including our next chance of rain. liza. good morning, julie. hi there, everybody. we are going to talk about the 680 commute in dublin where traffic is slowing down. a big rig is slowing down blocking lanes, slow approaching alcosta. we'll have more coming up. it is 4:54. arson investigators are looking into a fire at a planned parenthood center in southern
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california. wednesday night's fire at though thousand oaks comes six weeks after a previous fire. palo alto's downtown library will be closed to be checked for bedbugs. the city is inspecting all four libraries after bedbugs were found last we have at the mitchell park library. more were found at the rincona rinconada library this week. >> since we found it on a furniture likely brought in by somebody sitting in the seat all day. >> bedbugs are not known to transmit diseases but their bites cause people to itch. the women kicked off the napa valley wine train are suing for $11 million. most of the women in the club are black. they were making a lot of noise
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on the ride. the manager told them to quiet down. they were escorted off the train later. yesterday the women filed a racial discrimination lawsuit. >> in my wildest dreams, never did i imagine that our annual trip to napa would end up with us being kicked into a dirt lot in the hot sun to waiting police officers. >> two of the women say they lost their jobs after the incident. 25-year-old wine train was sold last month to a seattle-based hotel group. wine train management said, it takes allegations of discrimination very seriously and it is investigating. the man accused of murdering nine people in a south carolina church has waived his right to a speedy trial in federal court. dylann roof may get the death penalty if convicted. he faces 33 federal charges including counts of hate crimes
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and violating religious freedom. 4:56 on this friday. several people are killed when a man goes on a shooting spree at a college in oregon. what we are learning about the gunman's possible motives for that attack. >> reporter: a teenager arrested suspected of killing his entire family. coming up, the clues ,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's friday, october 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. happy friday. i'm frank mallicoat. time now nearly 5:00. today the small town of roseburg, oregon is in shock after a mass shooting at their college campus. the gunman killed 9 people at the umpqua community college about three hours south of portland. now people are trying to figure
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out what prompted the attack. danielle nottingham reports. reporter: hundreds of mourners filled roseburg's stewart park well past midnight holding candles and saying prayers for the victims. >> we need love and compassion and healing. >> active shooter at ucc. >> reporter: several people were killed others wounded when a gunman identified by authorities as 26-year-old chris harper mercer opened fire in a classroom. the incident sent the small campus into lockdown. >> we weren't even notified. i found out from my dad calling me. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news, the suspect who died in a gun battle with police, had four guns including a rifle and body armor. he allegedly also blogged about violence including the recent on-air murders of two journalists in virginia. his father was visibly distraught when questioned by reporters. >> o


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