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later. >> that's a full menu. see you back here at 6:00 for a full hour of news. >> quijano: the death toll rises from the texas floods. and a tropic shuts down a major highway in the carolinas. also tonight, donald trump rolls into washington for the rolling thunder biker rally honoring prisoners of war and troops missing in action. a frightening day at the zoo, an endangered gorilla is killed after an up close encounter with a little boy. and after a 12-year around the clock vigil, it's closing time for a beloved sea side church. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano.
with a western edition of the broadcast. the death toll continues to rise after torrential rains flooded parts of texas. at least four people have died and several others are missing after some areas were hit with anre than 20 inches of rain. mireya villarreal has the itest. >> you can see the sun, it is a bright, sunny day and you can see what is happening down there. >> reporter: the rain has stopped, but in some areas flood waters continue to rise, submerging cars and stranding drivers. some rivers could reach record levels in the next few days, prompting several rural counties between austin and houston to call for evacuations. hundreds of residents including kurt whiteman have been forced from their homes. >> i've been here 20 years and this is-- i've never been under r flood yet. this is the worst i have seen it. >> reporter: 21-year-old darren mitchell posted this eerie picture from inside his truck on facebook as water surrounded him. "all i wanted to do was go home." witness lashondoe smith saw mitchell struggling. >> he got out of his truck, he got in the bed of his truck, he
got back out on top of his truck, he got back in the bed of as truck. and then all of a sudden he got back in his truck and like maybe-- ten, 15 minutes after he was in his truck, it just flipped and he topsided into the water. we don't-- >> reporter: washington county officials confirm one of the redies they recovered on saturday was mitchell's. >> to see his truck like that, and know i witnessed something hake that, it just hurts. >> reporter: today in kansas, crews resumed the search for an 11-year-old boy who was apparently swept away by a swollen creek on friday. elaine, last night officials announced that the search for this young boy has turned from a rescue mission into a recovery mission. ja quijano: sad news, mireya villarreal, thank you. bopical storm bonnie became tropical depression bonnie today. lee storm not only spoiled the holiday weekend for beach crowds in the carolinas, it also caused major traffic problems. david begnaud is in coosawhatchie, south carolina, david? >> reporter: elaine, i'm standing along side interstate
al and it is a parking lot. anopical storm bonnie is a hestant memory now, but the rain bands from it have created a traffic nightmare. look at this. r en can you ever walk on the interstate? s at's because it has been closed like this since nearly 7:00 this morning and it goes like this for ten miles, elaine. one man just told me, "i don't have enough gas to stay like this on the side of the road." some people have been stuck in their cars for nearly eight hours. i want to show you a picture of what it's like about six miles ahead. there is a one mile stretch of the southbound lane of interstate 95 here in southern south carolina that is underwater. it is nearly waist deep. co fact, we have video, one couple had to be rescued. their car was stranded on highway 17, which is just off interstate 95. they left their vehicle, came back to get something and became stuck in the flood water and had to be rescued. we are in jasper county, south carolina. acd across this area of what is owown as the low country here in south carolina, there is significant and severe flooding. and what's happening we're being
told from local meteorologists ca that a system that was a part of tropical storm bonnie is now sitting over this jasper county area and the rain has not let up. 95ck live now along interstate 95, elaine, i asked one trooper, how long do you think the g terstate is going to be closed. and he said, "we're already making preparations for tomorrow." but again, some people have been sitting in their car since 7:00 this morning. elaine? >> quijano: difficult situation for travelers there. david begnaud in south carolina, thank you. atpublican presidential edndidate donald trump rolled into washington d.c. for the rolling thunder biker rally. one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world is held weery memorial day weekend to honor prisoners of war and troops missing in action. julianna goldman is in washington. julianna? >> reporter: elaine, donald trump delivered his standard veump speech tearing into hillary clinton and touting his immigration proposal. but he gave a special shout out to troops and veterans on this memorial day weekend. >> we are going to rebuild our
s litary. we're going to make it bigger and bigger and better and stronger than ever before. we're going to take care of our urterans. [cheering] our veterans have been treated so badly in this country. >> reporter: now trump spoke in teont of a smaller than expected crowd at the lincoln memorial, to some of the thousands of bikers who ride into the nation's capitol every year to pay tribute to our troops honoring veterans, prisoners of sir and troops missing in action. trump thanked them for supporting his campaign, but didn't make any reference to his controversial comments last year when he said that senator john mccain-- who spent five years as a p.o.w. in vietnam-- was not a war hero. at the time he said, "he's a war hero cause he was captured. i like people that weren't captured." while mccain still maintains trump needs to apologize for those comments, he also says he will be supporting his party's presumptive nominee. trump did announce today that on
tuesday he will be releasing the names of veterans charities that received money he raised earlier yis year. the billionaire businessman has come under fire for not fully accounting for the $6 million he says came from a january fundraiser just before the iowa caucuses. elaine, a spokeswoman from rolling thunder told "the onshington post" that the organization's founder supports trump. she brushed aside the controversies and said trump will make our military great again. >> quijano: julianna goldman in washington, thanks. >>hn dickerson is cbs new's political director and the host of "face the nation." so john, we have seen these very heated protests against donald trump continue. how worried is the r.n.c. that its convention could look like what we saw in new mexico and california this past week? >> well, i think they're ierried. they believe that a lot of these protests are set up, that this isn't people just expressing their first amendment rights, rst that these are mischief rykers trying to cause calamity for the republicans. so they are quite well aware of it.
authorities in ohio are well aware of it. and so they'll just have to hopefully manage it, but we on't really know until we get there. >> quijano: turning to the owmocrats, how much of a setback for the clinton campaign is the e-mail controversy? >> the e-mail report from the inspector general, the state department is a problem for two reasons. one: it reminds people of questions they had about the way hillary runs her affairs. questions that have been there for a long time. y d the other problem is that it erves a real-time fresh example of some of the problems people have had with the question of whether she's honest and trust worthy. because her answers and her campaign's answers are just at odds with the report from the inspector general. this is not a political opponent, this is an inspector general for the state department. and that disconnect exacerbates what's been an ongoing problem for her. >> quijano: john dickerson in : shington, thank you. >> thanks, elaine. >> quijano: two gunmen armed with automatic rifles opened fire on a street in houston today killing at least one person in his car.
one of the suspects was killed in a shootout with police. the second was wounded and taken to the hospital. two officers and at least three other people were also injured. the motive for the shootings is under investigation. chicago has seen an alarming tike in gun violence this weekend. by sunday morning, at least 40 , ople had been shot, resulting in at least four deaths. shootings and homicides are up about 50% this year in the nation's third largest city. outpacing new york and los angeles. much of the gun violence is gang-related. the cincinnati zoo is open this weekend, but its gorilla world is closed indefinitely. a four-year-old boy got into the gorilla enclosure on saturday and was hurt. an endangered gorilla had to be killed. jamie yuccas has the latest. ne reporter: cell phone videos from people visiting the cincinnati zoo show a four-year- old boy in the gorilla world moat. dhe boy somehow got through a barrier and fell at least ten
feet down into the shallow n ream. that's when harambe, a 17-year- old endangered western low land gorilla approaches the boy. e first it looks like he's been protective, but then his behavior turns threatening. >> oh my gosh. >> the gorilla has the child. d.d is dragging him around the pen. >> reporter: the boy does not appear to scream or panic. zoo officials removed two female gorillas from the enclosure, but did not approach the gorilla for at least ten minutes. eventually, zoo president thane mayard said the 400-pound gorilla became violent. >> it seems very much by our professional team, our dangerous animal response team to be a life threatening situation. so the choice was made to put down or shoot herambe. >> reporter: the zoo says its team chose not to tranquilize the gorilla because the animal was agitated and it would have taken too long to sedate him. >> the zoo is in the business of taking care of endangered animals, and we certainly don't want to be in a situation where
they have to be killed. >> reporter: animal activists have created online petitions and facebook pages like justice for harambe. many angry the endangered gorilla was put down. others want the boy's mother to face child endangerment charges. ieople for the ethical treatment of animals-- or peta-- released a statement saying the gorilla enclosure should have been surrounded by a secondary barrier between the humans and the animals to prevent exactly this type of incident. the zoo says it is reviewing its ldcurity around that enclosure. elaine, the boy was treated for non-life threatening injuries and should be okay. >> quijano: terrifying images. jamie yuccas, thanks so much. the final mass was held sunday at st. francis xavier cabrini church in scituate, massachusetts. the church is closing after a 12-year around the clock vigil by parishioners who tried to keep their beloved house of worship open. named after the first italian- american saint, st. francis ntvier cabrini church has sat near the shore of scituate, massachusetts, since the 1960s.
because of declining attendance and a shortage of priests, the seman catholic archdiocese of boston in may of 2004 decided to shut down the church and sell the 30 acre waterfront property. we visited st. francis in 2013 and met with parishioners on a t/7 vigil-- their peaceful protest to save their church. earlier this month, the u.s. supreme court refused to hear their final appeal leaving parishioners no choice but to end their fight. today they celebrated their final mass. mam joined now by parish member mary ellen rogers. mary ellen, you were baptized at this church, you had your first communion there, you were married there, there have been family funerals at that church. what are you feeling right now? >> i am feeling a broken heart. but more so that our cardinal, cardinal sean o'malley, has never reached out to us and come
to this church. he's never stepped foot in this church over the past 11 and a half years. >> reporter: what is going to happen to the church at this point and its seaside property there? >> well, it is, we are on 30 acres of prime coastal real estate. so if you look around the neighborhood, there's multimillion dollar homes being built here. so i don't know, but i anticipate that this church will be bulldozed and there will be large houses going up here. >> reporter: all right, mary ellen rogers, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> quijano: well, we have a winner at the 100th indianapolis 500. >> checkered flag. you just won the indy 500, baby! >> quijano: rookie alexander rossi took the trophy. he's just 24 years old. over 350,000 people packed into the indianapolis motor speedway, the highest capacity stadium in america. after crossing the finish line, rossi drank from a glass bottle
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likely because colonoscopy in heat group removes benign polyps before they can turn cancerous. current guidelines suggest starting routine screening at age 50. the reason for the rise in younger people is unclear. possibilities include the epidemic of obesity, a lack of physical activity, and america's high-fat diet, all risk factors for colon cancer. dr. daniel labow treats colon cancer patients at new york's mount sinai hospital. >> as we learn more and understand the genetic defects that go on and study some of these younger patients, perhaps we can hone in on which population of this younger population that we need to screen closer. >> reporter: labow says it is important to be aware of symptoms. th first and fore most, is educate that any time there is a symptom for colon cancer-- bleeding, change in bowel dibits, unexplained abdominal pain-- that needs to be followed up closely and not ignored just because the patient is
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miles from the family's home, shards of glass pierced his 14 month old face and damaged many ny their bonsai trees. his father nursed several of them back to life-- including his prized plant, this 390-year- old white pine. >> taking care of bonsai is very peaceful work. k reporter: jack cares for the tree now at the national arboretum up in washington d.c. yamaki's father gave it to the u.s. in 1975 for the by centennial celebration. >> to have mr. yamaki give his rrized tree after what it had ten through, and after what the family had been through, and the whole city, has been a symbol of peace and friendship really has meant a lot to us. a reporter: the family wanted the gift to be about peace, not ber. so they didn't reveal the tree's survival story for a quarter of a century. yamaki visited the bonsai last month. he was part of a japanese delegation that traveled to the u.s. to ask president obama to visit hiroshima.
>> ( translated ): because of that, the friendship, becomes tetting bigger and bigger. >> reporter: yamaki says just jke the tree, obama's trip is an olive branch. brija jiang, cbs news, hiroshima, japan. >> quijano: next on the cbs weekend news, police had to plan to take down illegal drones. to take dow man, my feet are killin' me.
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created quite a buzz with his story about illegal drones and birdmagnificent birds police in holland are using to take them down. >> reporter: the dutch national police department's newest recruits have wings, and an appetite for unusual prey. hunter the bald eagle is the world's first bird trained to take down drones that cause trouble in the sky. police chief mark weibes says the rogue devices have been seen hovering over packed parades and airports. o we had a couple of incidents where drones were too near the airplanes. te reporter: this low tech solution to a high-tech problem is the vision of sjoerd hoogendoorn, who created his program guard from above last year. >> we are training to be the best bird of prey to take down drones. >> reporter: the dutch national police department is the first organization hoogendoorn is contracting his eagles out to. the second that hood is off and hunter spots a drone, he is off and with flight speeds of up to 80 miles an hour, there is no
escaping his talons. ben de kaiser is the trainer. how do you go about training your eagles to go after drones? >> how? >> reporter: yeah. what's the secret? [squawking] >> reporter: he's talking but are you? de kaiser will only say it's a reward system similar to the one used in dog training. m 's a tedious program that first begins indoors. this video was taken inside a hangar. each bird trains every day for at least one year. de kaiser says the eagles' thick claws naturally protect them from the bite of prey and allow them to safely grab any consumer drone. dutch researchers are now looking into the impact propellers some larger drones may have. as drones increase in popularity, keeping them out of restricted airspace is taking on greater importance.
in 2013, a drone piloted by protestors landed just a few feet away from german chancellor angela merkel. and just last year, a quadcopter drone crash landed on the white house lawn. >> we expect there to be more drones. people buy them as toys. and some will use them in the wrong place, in the wrong way. >> reporter: police department orom around the world have expressed interest in the program. these recruits have another month of test flights before they can take off and take down the real thing. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, the netherlands. >> quijano: that's the cbs weekend news for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." the news continues now on our 24 hour digital network cbsn at cbsnews.com. i'm elaine quijano in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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dubs clinched game 6. they're bringing it back for a shot at their second championship in a row. maria medina went to a sports bar getting ready for a big crowd tomorrow. >> reporter: o'sullivan sports bar just one of many planning to hold the warriors watch party tomorrow for game 7. the owner says he's expects standing room only just like last night when fans packed the bar to watch the warriors beat the oklahoma city thunder. >> fans come out from everywhere. standing room only. happy, fun, interactive. they get on the microphone, chant. we're all one together. it was great. warriors have brought us a lot of business. >> reporter: and he says he expects a lot of business because of how much ticket prices are. the team begins selling tickets today for the game for season ticket holders this morning. all other fans got their chance at 5 p.m. at last check tickets were going for at least $400 a pop. >> it's playoffs.