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,,,, lochte and others -- under fire... police in brazil now say their story about being robbed at gunpoint new at noon, american swimmer ryan lochte and others under fire. police in brazil now say their story about being robbed at gunpoint is untrue. good afternoon, i'm michelle
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griego. >> i'm kenny choi. just a few minutes ago police in brazil said that two security guards did point guns at the swimmers during a confrontation at a gas station. but cbs reporter jamie yuccas says there are still a lot of questions about what else happened. >> reporter: a brazilian police official tells the "associated press" that olympian ryan lochte made up the story about getting robbed at gunpoint in rio. he says lochte and three other american swimmers got into an altercation with a gas station security guard early sunday morning after one of the swimmer broke a bathroom door. the information contradicts the earlier claim from lochte. >> guy pulled out his gun, cocked it put it to my forehead said get down, i put my hands up. >> reporter: lochte already left brazil but jack conger, gunner bentz and jimmy feigen are still in rio. conger and bentz were pulled off a plane wednesday night after a judge wanted to hear
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from them again. brazilian authorities began doubting the version when their stories did not match. lochte told police a single gunman held them up and took $400. jamie feigen claimed there -- jimmy feigen claimed there were several robbers and one was arm. wednesday night lochte's version changed again and told nbc there were two gunmen and that the gun was just pointed generally in his direction. he also said the swimmer's taxi was not pulled over but instead was at a gas station when they were held up. this surveillance video the "daily mail" obtained is also isg questions. it shows the athletes arriving at the olympic village around 7 a.m. sunday morning. brazilian authorities note the men did not appear shaken and even joked around. lochte's lawyer says there is no question the robbery happened and brazilian officials are just trying to deflect criticism of problems at the rio games.
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jamie yuccas, cbs news, rio. twitter is trying to shut down terror groups cracking down on you extremist and hate messages. in the past year twitter says it suspended more than 360,000 accounts related to terrorism. the company also says the rate of daily suspensions is up 80% since last year. firefighters continue to battle the "bluecut fire" in san bernardino county. more than 31,000 acres have burned. firefighters are using aircraft to drop fire retardant to slow the flames. kpix 5's anne makovec has been following this in the newsroom and has more. >> reporter: to give you an idea of the massive size of the fire it would take up the city of san francisco. firefighters say they have never seen anything like it. >> one look at the huge wall of flames in san bernardino county and the frustration of firefighters becomes clear. >> we had to continually retreat against that advancing wall of fire. and that was something i
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haven't witnessed in this section ever. we have strike teams here and remember, our priorities are life, property and infrastructure. and lives also include firefighters lives. >> reporter: the fire has covered about 40 square miles scorching just about everything in its path. even areas that have already burned aren't safe. spot fires are still flaring puppeting homes in jeopardy. -- putting homes in jeopardy. tuesday flames went through the town of phelan. after the smoke cleared wednesday, we could see the full extent of the devastation. the firefight continues on the ground and from the air. the entire community of wrightwood is under mandatory evacuation orders. despite the threat some say they are staying put. how bad would it have to get for you to leave? >> it would have to be close. >> this is mine! >> reporter: but erica niccolai isn't taking any chances. >> we sat up all night watching
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it. and when they say it goes fast, it goes fast, okay? >> thousands of people have been evacuated. they don't know when they can return home. we also don't know how many structures have burned in the fire. the winds started picking up there this morning, and it is those hazardous windy red flag conditions that make it so difficult for firefighters to fight this fire. we are expecting to see those conditions through tonight and it's already very hot and dry there. so perfect conditions for a wildfire. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. some firefighters were sunnyvale are heading to san bernardino to help fight the "bluecut fire." they are coming from the clayton fire. that fire is 55% contained. the fire burned almost 4,000 acres and destroyed 175 homes. cal fire lifted some evacuation orders yesterday. family and friends are mourning the loss of a pregnant san jose woman who died in a
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car crash yesterday. her baby survived. the 18-year-old woman was riding in a vehicle that swerved and hit a parked car early yesterday morning on highway 101. she initially complained of a leg injury. crews took her to valley medical somewhere where she died. her baby boy was delivered and was in critical condition at last check. the driver of the parked car was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol. this afternoon, stockton's mayor will make his first court appearance after being accused of playing strip poker with minors and recording it. mayor anthony silva was arrested earlier this month after authorities say they found audio recordings of the august 2015 incident on his phone. it allegedly happened at a youth summer camp hosted by the mayor. silva's legal team says the evidence is distorted in an attempt to remove him from office. a millbrae teacher is in jail accused of lewd acts with a minor. police found 40-year-old heather butts sitting in a car with a minor in san bruno. they say that further investigations revealed an
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inappropriate relationship between the two. she was arrested yesterday. the san jose police department could get some help fighting crime from outside agencies. but kpix 5's maria medina explains why the city's top cop is slamming the idea. >> reporter: a city council member proposed this idea last year saying why not use cops from the santa clara sheriff's department and the chp to help out sjpd patrol problem areas, hand out traffic tickets and do prostitution enforcement? but the chief says no. he gives several reasons why including labor contract issues, bringing down department morale and scare off potential recruits. now, s jpd has gone from 1400 officers down to 900. it is in the process of hiring a couple of hundred more officers but that will take a while so until then, the city council member says why not get help from other agencies? >> let's augment on a temporary
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basis by contracting, for example, the highway patrol to give out tickets within the city and then when the police force rises in its number, then you no longer have to do that. >> reporter: the councilmember says the money to pay for this would come from the nearly 200 openings that sjpd already has until those recruits are ready to hit the streets. so later today the chief plans to tell the city council members exactly why he thinks this is a bad idea at the counsel's regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. at sjpd, maria medina, kpix 5. community leaders rallied in san francisco today after the feds rejected a plan that would have helped a group of seniors stay in san francisco. the legislation passed by the san francisco board of supervisors last december sets aside 40% of all new affordable housing units for qualified residents already living in the district where a development is
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being built. housing and urban development rejected that. it will create an exodus of minorities in the city. >> there is a lack of work going into trying to preserve the black population here in san francisco. we can't just talk about it and complain about it. we have to do something about it! >> supervisor london breed today called on city leaders to overturn the decision, which may prevent some members of the community from receiving preference for a new hud-funded senior housing project in the western addition. a richmond restaurant will stay in business thanks to efforts from patrons. salute et vita ristorante is just beloved for its food. the owner is also involved in the community holding etiquette classes for children and serve up holiday meals to the homeless. so when the landlord gave the restaurant an eviction notice, the mayor and community rallied around it and the landlord says salute et vita ristorante can stay as long as the restaurant
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owner makes repairs to the building. san francisco wants your help shaping the city's transportation future. a citywide effort dubbed connect sf kicked off today. it's an opportunity for transit riders to share thoughts on where they want to see expanded subways. people can visit connectsf.org and submit suggestions for new stops through september 2. the mta leading the effort says that the subway project would take decade and may start with an expansion of muni. going big the longest aircraft flies for the first time. how it compares to the planes we use to travel. >> maybe not something you want to see something swirling around your airport. where this dust devil is captured. >> that's so cool! good afternoon from the kpix weather center. i have details on why you will not want to miss tonight's sunset and the weekend forecast. it's coming up right after the break. ,
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airport." dust devils are rotating columns of air that kick a dust devil swirled up near the runway at oklahoma city's will rogers airport. dust devils are owe todaying columns of air that kick up dust. they look like tornadoes. the national weather service says they usually form on hot, dry days. the world's longest aircraft took flight today. this is the air lander 10. it's about the size of a football field. it isn't quite a blimp and not really a plane but it uses technology from both. it can land on any surface, even water. the downside, it's slower than most other aircraft topping out at 70 miles per hour.
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the creator says it can be used to drop aid into disaster areas. on wall street right now, the dow is up about 6 at 18580. to the rio olympics now, jamaican sprinter usain bolt will try to break his own record in the 200-meter finals. teams looks to build on its winning streak after another nine yesterday. the u.s. became the first country in olympic history to sweep the women's 100-meter hurdles and it was the first- ever sweep by americans in a track and field event. briana rollins took home gold, nia ali won silver and an american won bronze. >> brittney reese was defeated at a 23.5-foo leap. reese got silver.
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kerri walsh jennings fourth olympic medal. let's get a check of weather. >> later on this evening, i have to backtrack and go forward to this morning. when we had sunrise. this picture was sent in by bob kerry in discovery bay. you see that orange tinge at sunrise? that's the smoke and haze in the vicinity and you see that puffy cloud in the sky in that's because we have subtropical moisture being trapped over the high sierra. some of those clouds may drift into the bay area by this evening sunset and with the smoke and the haze, you might want to grab your camera to take a good look at the sunset. we should see some amazing photographs coming in. paul smith this afternoon from brentwood he is our weather watcher. he says skies are hazy there because of the smoke from the fire and the air temperature is 81. you it's a "spare the air" day because of the fires in the north and south bays and monterey county area. here we are just dealing with the low clouds and fog
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scrubbing out of the bay. we see them lining up along the immediate seashore. otherwise,temperatures 60s 70s and 80s, take your pick. 77 in redwood city. winds are picking up but we need a good blast of wind to blow out pollution. until we get that, "spare the air" day in effect for tomorrow. winds are variable at this hour. should be more consistent later today out of the south and southwest 10 to 20 miles per hour. some hazy sunshine in our inland areas. the coast is not clear. satellite-radar shows those clouds just stacked up at the immediate seashore. meanwhile, the lower lake fire does call for some variable winds today with the humidity at 22%. air temperature at 94 degrees. meanwhile satellite-radar this is a cutoff low right here pick up the subtropical moisture over the high sierra so we have a threat of a thunderstorm this afternoon there as well as yosemite. our temperatures today 60s beaches 70s bay 80s, 90s away
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from the bay. michelle has allergies so i had to put that in there. sunset at 7:58. gradual cooling over the weekend. but michelle, you're not alone. i have been getting a lot of people from out there. it's the grasses. >> i have gone through a lot of boxes of tissue. >> don't mow your lawn. >> hang in there. >> all right. >> and everyone else. thank you. this time of year our fresh grocer tony tantillo talks watermelon. >> reporter: well, today's tip of the day is going to be is going to be with watermelon. i know, i do tips on watermelon all the time. it's fantastic. this time of year, august going into september, they are at their peak. the sugar content is at the highest. seeded, seedless, mini, large ones, they're all good but you have to select and store them right. when you buy them, you want to make sure right here, it makes this sound nice and hollow very important. this color on top here, the green, the light green, a little cracks on the rind as long as it doesn't go all the
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way through. check the bottom. the more yellow it is on the bottom where it's been laying on the ground, the better it is. if it's white that means they picked it too early and the sugar content wasn't there. but the key has to be heavy. the heavier the better. packed with beautiful watermelon in there. i love it this time of year. when you bring them home, store them in a cool, dry place. you want to store the unused portion in the refrigerator. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. coming up, a teenager's community effort being run out of his own garage. how gently used shoes and tennis equipment are opening doors for countless young athletes. >> we want to invite all you pet lovers send us your questions about their health and well-being. just email pets@kpix.com, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. (scal): good day, m'lady! i am sir-can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore.
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home... a lot of people have perfectly good sports equipment just collecting dust in their closets at home. one young man in the east bay took that idea and found a way to get tennis racquets into the hands of kids who need them. allen martin introduces us to this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: every few months, jack nielsen get hits parents to help him sort through all the racquets, shoes and clothes that accumulate in their garage in alamo. jack collects all this tennis stuff on purpose. >> can be an expensive sport to
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play. and i kind of wanted to break down that barrier for a lot of people, um, you know, in the bay area. we got kids' racquets, too,. >> reporter: three years ago at age 14, jack created tennis community cares, asking for donations of gently used tennis gear. >> maybe somebody tried to play tennis and they played it for, you know, a few months and then they realized they didn't like it and they have all this equipment laying around or maybe they had old racquets they aren't used too much. >> in fairly good shape. >> reporter: he put out donation barrels at local tennis clubs and drew up a business plan convincing the u.s. tennis association to become partners. >> it wasn't just a couple of racquets and shoes. this was garages full of clothing and shoes and racquets and every type of thing. all of a sudden, we can direct these to different programs all throughout the bay area. >> reporter: jack, who is now a senior at monte vista high school in danville, says tennis community cares has helped nearly 500 people by giving away nearly 200 racquets, the same number of shoes, and 800 clothing items. most of it goes to kids who otherwise wouldn't be able to play the game.
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one of the schools benefiting is here at pittsburg high school where the coach says that every girl who wants to play tennis makes the team. so this year, it's about 60 girls. >> it would be good have them all come here monday ready to go instead of me having to say hey, you need tennis shoes, hey, you need a racquet, okay, i'll see what i can do. >> there are girls that, you know, can't even afford a racquet or workout clothes. so i think it's a really good opportunity because tennis, you know, it's known to be a very expensive sport. >> reporter: for jack, it's about sharing his love of the game. >> so what was important to me is sort of, like, giving back the sport to people who wouldn't necessarily be able to easily play it. >> reporter: so for giving more kids the chance to play and love a game they might not otherwise be able to play, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to jack nielsen. allen martin, kpix 5.
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>> if you would like to donate used or new gear donate on their facebook page. we have a link in our story at cbssf.com/hero and that's also the place to nominate your local hero for a jefferson award. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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including here in the bay area. a look at the no n the castro -- naked statues of donald trump going up all over the country including here in the bay area. a look it the not so flattering statue in the castro coming up later today on kpix 5 news at 5:00. that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. we have some live footage and coverage of the fire in san bernardino county. the "bluecut fire." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,
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