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r: glor: searching for answers after a series of deadly shootings in michigan. the suspected gunman an uber driver. we'll hear from one of his hssengers. >> finally once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> glor: also tonight, the new state of play in the race for president following the first contest in the south and west. >> u.s.a.! r: glor: why is the st. louis archdiocese urging churches to tit ties with the girl scouts? and, when a sightseeing helicopter crashed in hawaii, this couple came to the rescue. >> the lady started yelling please, help my son. he's only 15 years old, please 'st him out. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."
>> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. this is the western edition of the broadcast. at least six are dead, two others including a 14 year old girl are hurt following a series of shootings in michigan. a gunman opened fire last night at three separate locations in kalamazoo. the suspect now in custody is 45 year old jason dalton. a driver for the car service uber. one of dalton's passengers says he was acting unstable hours rsfore the shootings. anna werner is in kalamazoo. >> he started driving really erratically. y. were running stop signs. >> reporter: matt mellen says his uber driver was out of control. >> we were kind of driving through medians, driving through ae lawn, speeding along and then finally once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> reporter: police say just hours later, that same man jason brian dalton began a series of random shootings. the first victim was an unidentified woman at the omadows townhomes on the outskirts of kalamazoo were shot
multiple times and is expected to survive. approximately four hours later and eight miles away, 53 year old richard smith and his 17 year old son tyler were fatally shot while looking at cars at the seely ford kia dealership. 15 minutes later, five people were gunned down in their othicles in the parking lot of a ackeker barrel restaurant along interstate 94. among the victims there were mary lou nye, 62. mary jo nye, 60, dorothy brown, 74, and barbara hawthorne, 68. ng14 year old passenger in one of the vehicles remains in grave condition. c was just after midnight when a senior sheriff's deputy spotted the 45 year old's car leaving the parking lot of a downtown kalamazoo bar. dalton surrendered without a fight. >> that we have a suspect in custody is a testament to the work of these people here in this room. their departments and the many
officers that serve this community. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that law enforcement has multiple crime scene surveillance videos, some described as graphic and disgusting. >> there is no connection that we're aware of between the three different sets of victims to each other or any of the victims to mr. dalton. they appear to have been chosen -- at random. .> reporter: uber's chief security officer joe sullivan anleased this statement. dalton is married with children. chad landon is his neighbor. >> he mainly stuck to himself. he played music all night long, listened to music. uhere is always banging but never a concern that anything like this would happen. >> reporter: dalton is expected a be arraigned tomorrow and
face six counts of murder, two of attempted murder and eight counts of felony use of a firearm, jeff? >> glor: anna werner, thank you. now campaign 2016. donald trump's victory in south carolina, the primary there d ves him a commanding lead in the early delegate count but with more than 1,200 delegates s eded for the republican nomination, there is a long way to go. on the democratic side, hillary ainton's big night in nevada put her almost a quarter of the way toward her party's nomination. we have both races covered beginning with major garrett and the g.o.p. >> when you win it's beautiful. >> we will never, ever forget south carolina. >> on this night in south carolina, we took the first step anrward in the beginning of a new american century. >> friends, once again, we have made history. >> reporter: as donald trump loves to say, there's only one winner. for the first time his supporters he could see the finish line. >> let's put this thing away. >> on "face the nation," trump dialed expectations back,
slightly. ig i don't want to say it's mine, certainly i'm leading, there is no question about that. tut we've got a long way to go. >> reporter: marco rubio said the anti-trump vote matters more than the trump vote. lt over 70% of republicans nationally have basically said we're not voting for donald trump. >> ted cruz said on "face the nation" republicans watching hillary clinton's victory in nevada are looking for a general election matchup they can win. w we want someone who can beat hillary and i beat hillary and donald sadly the polling shows doesn't. >> reporter: trump, cruz and rubio all have the money and n.ganization to carry on. but rubio's never come close to winning and cruz has lost two straight after his victory in iowa. soon it will not be enough just to slow trump down. spen am suspending my campaign. >> reporter: jeb bush finished fourth and broke. bush and his allies spent more nan $120 million and never finished in the running and collected a paltry three delegates. pehn kasich helped drive bush out of the race and hopes to
persuade voters he now deserves a longer look. >> we have risen in the national enlls. we're still strong. we've got good grass roots and everybody just hang on. aings are going to settle down. >> reporter: the campaign now heads to nevada which holds caucuses tuesday. jeff, a week after that, the biggest day on the g.o.p. nomination calendar, the march est super tuesday primaries where 25% of all available delegates will be awarded. >> glor: major, thank you very na n. for democrats the road to super tuesday runs through south carolina next weekend. here's nancy cordes. >> we just won nevada! >> reporter: a victorious clinton headed straight for ouston, texas, one of a dozen states that will vote on super tuesday, march 1st. >> something really special is happening here. >> reporter: on "face the nation," a disappointed sanders tried to put his loss in context. >> we lost yesterday in nevada by five points. a month ago we were 25 points behind. n, reporter: for clinton, a 48
hour blitz of the vegas strip paid off. she won the state's most oipulous county by ten points. >> final count, 190 for secretary clinton-- and 81 people in the preference group ror senator sanders. >> reporter: louisa marale is a maid at caesar's palace. >> for president, hillary clinton. >> reporter: why? >> because she is beautiful human. >> reporter: women, older voters and african americans were all nsy to clinton's victory. >> hillary! >> reporter: but younger voters... >> feel the bern! >> reporter: ...once again went orerwhelmingly for sanders. >> you need help right now with the debt you already have. >> reporter: clinton made this appeal to new graduates in her victory speech. >> that's why i have a plan to cut your interest rates and cap payments so you never have to pay more than you can afford.
>> reporter: sanders insists he'll bounce back with wins on super tuesday in oklahoma, colorado, minnesota and his home state of vermont. >> we're going to see the results of one of the great political upsets in the history of the united states. >> reporter: but first he will have to make up ground here in south carolina which holds its democratic primary next weekend. several thousand people have come out here in greenville, south carolina tonight to hear caroers speak. and he has got the entire state to himself today because hillary clinton is fundraising in california. >> glor: nancy cordes, thank lou. the south pacific nation of fiji overecovering from one of the biggest storms ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. cyclone winston with winds of up r, 177 miles an hour, so far at fast ten deaths have been
reported. re sunications are still down rd rescue workers have yet to tarch the rubble of many destroyed homes. nearly 130 people were killed today in a series of bombings in syria. the attacks in neighborhoods in the cities of damascus and homs. and it came as secretary of ryate john kerry announced a aeliminary ceasefire. elizabeth palmer is in damascus. r reporter: in the early afternoon, explosions from two bsr bombs ripped through a residential neighborhood in homs. ssad is a pro-assad area so the attack was clearly anti- arvernment. and isis has claimed responsibility. erfew hours later in suburban damascus, several more bombs went off. and isis says it planted them too. ididay's ceasefire deadline proposed by the united states and russia came and went with no pause in the fighting.
though all sides say they're still willing to negotiate a temporary truce. stis weekend president bashar al-assad said it publicly in an interview. but he doesn't trust the oundsition fighters to lay down their arms. and they certainly don't trust him. so the war grinds on. around syria's biggest city aleppo, russian planes and the syrian army are battling together in a huge offensive designed to cut off the opposition supply lines. at the moment they're winning, me more reason the syrian government may be dragging its heels on a truce. but the pressure jeff is building. president obama is expected to speak with russian president vladimir putin in the coming days to try and hammer out details of some kind of pause in this war. >> glor: liz, thank you. the dalai lama had some reassuring words for his isllowers today, speaking in ninneapolis, he said he is in good health after a prostate treatment at the mayo clinic last month.
he is 80 years old. the catholic archdiocese of st. louis has issued a letter asking pastors to cut ties with local girl scout troops. the church says it is concerned utout the scout's positions on mcial issues, here's jamie yuccas. rc reporter: for almost a lndred years the girl scouts of eastern missouri and archdiocese of st. louis have partnered in leadership programs for young women. today nearly 4,000 scouts meet in st. louis parishes. but this week the archbishop disbanded the catholic committee on girl scouts because of ongoing concerns that the organization exhibits a troubling pattern of behavior, increasingly incompatible with our catholic values. >> things like abortion advocacy with the. >> reporter: brian miller with the catholic youth apostolate in st. louis. . values of same-sex marriage or the transgender issue keeps coming up, something with our catholic faith, there is a conflict there. >> reporter: in the letter the
thebishop says girl scouts promote role models in conflict with catholic values such as gloria steinem and betty teiedan. daaction on social media to the archbishop came fast. one woman says as a catholic i am disgusted by the archbishop's hbtter. lehope my parish decides to inntinue girl scouts. while another wrote amen. thank you archbishop carlson. on the church's online question and answer section, there is a post asking, "can i still buy girl scout cookies?" the response, each person must act in accord with their conscience. s e girl scouts of eastern s onouri says on its website that it values its long-standing gartnerships with religious organizations and remains committed to being an inclusive group. bonnie barczykowski is the are.o. o. we can build girls of courage, confidence and character who truly make our world a better place. .> reporter: jeff, the archbishop does not call for a ban on girl scouts. instead he is creating a s crolic committee for girls mittation that will promote
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>> glor: not everyone enjoyed beyonce's performance at the super bowl. some police unions are calling on officers to boycott her concerts over what they say is a dangerous message. jericka duncan has this story. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: because beyonce and her dancers dressed in tribute to the black panther party known for its confrontations with police, some law enforcement officials say the mega star is out of line. javier ortiz is with the miami fraternal order of police. >> we're not going to put up with her anti-police message. >> ♪ i work hard . >> reporter: in parts of her music video, a young black boy
puts his hands up in front of police. ote words "stop shooting us" appear in graffiti. and now some police union heads are calling on officers to refuse to work beyonce's concerts for her upcoming world tour which is sold out in 16 cities. the president of nashville's fraternal order of police said, "we ask officers to refuse to support the works of artists who promote a false narrative of law enforcement attacks on black citizens." new york sergeant's benevolent association tells cbs news, "as a celebrity figure beyonce should take greater responsibility in her divisive actions that further complicate relationships between gummunities of color and the members of law enforcement." but they are not suggesting a boycott. tampa's police department made light of the controversy with this tweet that says, officers have been in formation for days, signing up to keep the beehive safe. last october director quentin
tarantino walked with protesters to condemn police brutality saying he was on the side of the murdered. the nypd took offense and encouraged people to boycott "the hateful eight," but that movie ended up grossing more than $131 million worldwide. >> glor: jericka, thank you very much. after 500 miles it was decided by inches. here is the extraordinary end to today's daytona 500, denny hamlin taking it from martin truex, jr. at the wire. look at that. that takes skill and luck. it is the closest finish in the history of the daytona 500. up next here a lifesaving device used by the military now ready to help civilians. well what if i told you that peanuts can work for you? while you guys are busy napping, peanuts are delivering 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients right to your mouth. you ever see a peanut take a day off?
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anpand and absorb fluid and put reessure at the site of bleeding. >> reporter: will fox works for revmedx in wilsonville, oregon and their device is called xstat, an applicator filled with 92 sponges meant to absorb blood and exert pressure on trauma wounds to stop bleeding. the fda cleared xstat for military use in 2014 and u.s. special operations purchased l ndreds. ul they couldn't get the teeding to stop in his leg and they ended up using the xstat dressing. >> reporter: sergeant major kyle sims is a combat medic with special operations. sims says it is a tough art to pack a wound using traditional methods like gauze to stop the bleeding. >> it might take you four or five minutes to get that wound taken care of, whereas with xstat it takes 10 to 20 seconds ll get all the dressing in place. >> reporter: in december of last year the fda cleared xstat for civilian use. during events like san bernardino and other mass shootings in addition to natural disasters and car accidents, the
time xstat saves to stop bleeding can then be spent to assess other vitals. nc it just increases survival by ndcouple percent and if you t pand that to now the civilian population, you are talking about thousands of people that don't bleed to death that would onve bled to death. >> reporter: xstat currently costs several hundred dollars per applicator, the price the company hopes to start reducing after rollout for civilian use this month. demarco morgan, cbs news, new york. >> glor: a megabus ride went terribly wrong today outside of chicago. the back of the bus caught fire and appears part of it exploded. it was all documented on twitter by "the new york times'" "frugal traveler," lucas peterson. nobody was hurt but several passengers reported losing their belongings. still ahead, the tourists who raced to the rescue when a helicopter went down.
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s reporter: this video captures the moment a tourist helicopter plunged from the sky. what it doesn't show is the daring rescue that came after shawn winrich put down his camera. >> a bunch of people jumped in the water and tried to help the survivors. >> reporter: among the rescuers, 57-year-old navy veteran juan valerio, he and his family were planning to visit the pearl harbor memorial when he witnessed the crash and instinct took over. >> i ran in with all my clothes and swam out to the helicopter. >> reporter: he found a woman and as he swam with her... >> she started yelling, "please slp my son, he's only 15 years old, he's stuck in the helicopter. please get him out." >> reporter: he says that teen las still strapped in his seat as the helicopter began sinking. it took rescuers nearly 10 rlnutes to free the boy and bring him to shore. where valerio's wife alicia, a critical care nurse was waiting. >> we need to do what we can for this young boy. >> we were all strangers to one another.
we didn't know each other but everybody collectively was able to work really well with one another >> reporter: the pilot and the family of four canadian tourists all survived. as for valerio's family, they never made it to the pearl harbor memorial, but their two sons got a valuable lesson about bravery and courage. >> it makes me feel very proud that i know that they can do that, i could do that. anything that happens, any second is precious. >> reporter: chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs, "60 minutes." and first thing tomorrow, "cbs mis morning." i'm jeff glor in new york. ffod night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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francisco mcdonalds. the shs t outside his now at 6:30, a man gunned down inside a car in a san francisco mcdonald's. the shots coming from right outside his window. good evening. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm brian hackney. it happened right in front of the fast food restaurant. kpix 5's joe vazquez is there. what