Skip to main content

tv   KPIX 5 News at 5PM  CBS  August 24, 2016 5:00pm-5:31pm PDT

5:00 pm
check ncic to see if they are being watched. ncic is the fbi's national crime information center. however, every time an officer checked the database, the system logs the activity. so it wants long before investigators followed the electronic trail back to antonio. what's more, police sources tell us investigators allowed antonio keep it up to strengthen the case against him and round up more suspects. >> they didn't hesitate or shy away from bringing a fellow member of this department who had tarnished the badge we wear so proudly to justice. >> reporter: investigators say the bulk of the drugs were headed to louisiana where several suspects were arrested. marijuana was found stuffed in cardboard drums in fremont and disguised as foot powder and many of the gambling machines were confiscated at vietnamese cafes. san jose police say they put a major dent in organizations crime in san jose -- do you
5:01 pm
think the image is taking a hit? >> no doubt. it's painful. but again, people will rise up again and we need to work together more. i would like more to involve the police department and then i hope with this people know the police work hard and we'll cooperate more for good results like this. >> reporter: as for why it was called operation gang of thrones, based on a tv show. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. there are other problems for the san jose police department. city leaders are looking for a solution to officer shortages. currently the department has 200 vacancies. next week, the city council will consider an emergency measure allowing the chief to sidestep union agreements to get more officers on the streets. that could include moving cops assigned to investigations to patrol duty. we want to give you a closer look at the latest video that's coming in from the
5:02 pm
deadly earthquake in italy. this video is from a drone that's flying over amatrice. the town isn't there anymore according to the mayor. at least 159 people were killed. hundreds of buildings have collapsed. now let's give you a better idea of exactly where this is. the 6.2 quake centered near the town of norcia. but it was felt they say as far away as rome 100 miles to the southwest. reporter tina kraus on the frantic search for survivors. >> reporter: the powerful earthquake shook people out of their beds in the middle of the night across central italy. the quake flattened much of amatrice a town 100 miles northeast of rome. rescue teams and volunteers are digging through mountains of debris where homes once stood. an emergency worker tried to calm a woman trapped in the rubble. she appeared badly injured with her face barely visible under
5:03 pm
the wall that fell on her. the earthquake hit just after 3:30 a.m. while many people were sleeping. so far, there have been dozens of powerful aftershocks. people are afraid to go indoors. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: some residents say the military response has been slow. in illica, people were trapped in crushed cars. survivors were dazed in a field. there are glimmers of hope. rescuers pulled a man and girl from the rubble alive but as night falls it's a race against time to save more lives. in italy, tina kraus, kpix 5. >> president obama has sent condolences to the italian president and pope francis is offering prayers. but the fear is the number of dead will rise given the thousands of vacationers in the area on late summer holiday. another developing story overseas. a terror attack on american
5:04 pm
university of afghanistan. at least one person is dead, nearly two dozen others wounded. witnesses heard a loud explosion and gunfire on the campus outside kabul. these pictures show the wounded being taken away by ambulance. students say they barricaded classrooms doors with desks and chairs and hid in closets. few americans attend that school but some serve on the faculty. the u.s. state department is working to account for them. >> we condemn this in the strongest possible terms. it's an attack on the future of afghanistan. >> it comes two weeks after gunmen kidnapped two faculty one of whom is american. they have not been found. a campbell city councilman has been arrested for domestic violence. jeffrey cristina's fiancee showed up at the police department early yesterday claiming that mr. cristina refused to let her leave their residence or call 911. officers went to their home and
5:05 pm
arrested him on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence. cristina is free on $20,000 bail. the case is turned over to the district attorney's office. we're learning new information about a taxi driver who plowed through a newsstand in san francisco. police say he may have had a medical emergency just before that crash. the driver hit two pedestrians and they both remain hospitalized. as kpix 5's wilson walker reports, they were well known shoe shiners in the area. >> the cab driver was speeding. >> reporter: for people in the area it was hard not to stop and take a picture of mangled newsstands wiped clean off its foundation by yesterday's violent impact. i thought it was an explosion. >> reporter: missing from this intersection today was mohammad bay who along with a coworker was seriously injured when the taxi crashed into their shoe shine stand. >> they been here 10 years.
5:06 pm
wonderful guys. it's just a shame it happened. >> nice gentlemen, always smiling. >> nice guys. always hello and polite. >> reporter: a block down market street another shoe shiner says an errant car is actually a day-to-day concern. >> i'm always looking over my shoulder making sure that somebody is not coming down from montgomery street going to sideswipe me because i'm parked here. >> reporter: a quick glance at market street shows no evidence of any skidmarks so whatever did cause the taxi driver to veer on to the sidewalk, he never hit the brakes. as for police, they say their investigation could take months. >> we're asking anyone who may have been at the scene and hasn't already spoken to the investigating officers to give us a call. and any little bit of information no matter how small you may think might be very important. >> reporter: back on market, the victims' friends are hoping for a quick recovery. >> have two chairs and i could only use one. i would be happy to give them a
5:07 pm
chair number they get situated. >> reporter: wilson walker, kpix 5. san francisco school board just passed new policies aimed at increasing access for all genders at public schools. the resolution requires all gender restrooms be included when constructing new buildings and that single stall restrooms at current schools and buildings be labeled as all gender. the new policy expected to cost the districts with $170,000. it was back in may the lincoln high school in san jose changed some of its bathroom signs to all gender. it came at the request of transgender or students without gender on campus who felt they didn't fit in. students said they would monitor the restroom closely and set up a special text line for students to report inappropriate behavior. the white house has a message for the south bay. if you want to bring bart to santa clara, pay for it. as devin fehely reports, a top cabinet official is warning the project could stall out. >> reporter: bart trains are
5:08 pm
set to roll into milpitas and east san jose about a year from now but from there the transit system faces huge potential hurdles that could derail plans to bring it it santa clara. that's a big reason why secretary of transportation anthony foxx made a special trip to tour the construction today. >> if you don't have local funds to match federal funds, it's a no go. >> reporter: a half cent sales tax would pave the way for the transportation to santa clara. if the measure fails there's concern the project could stall. >> if it doesn't pass, we won't have a way to fund the second phase of bart to downtown san jose and to santa clara. >> reporter: the bart extension will mean tens of thousands of new riders for the county's transit system which has seen ridership plummet over the past decade. the total number of trips on vta buses and trains has dropped 23% since its height in
5:09 pm
2001. but vta officials say that bart could be a game changer for commuters. >> they need fast and efficient. they need a system that works in order to leave the car at home and that's what we're going to be doing with the delivery of bart to silicon valley. >> reporter: in santa clara, devin fehely, kpix 5. >> even if the measure passes, phase 2 is expected to be completed in 2026. uc-berkeley police are asking for help to find a group of library vandals. in fact they just release the this image of those four men caught on camera stealing and damaging property at the doe memorial library on june 23. they say the group went in about 10:20 that night after the library had closed. on to campaign 2016, hillary clinton is taking her fundraising tour to the bay area. right now, she is attending an event in los altos hosted by apple's ceo tim cook. chopper 5 was over that fundraiser a short time ago. you see a crowd gathering
5:10 pm
around a swimming pool. tickets reportedly range from $2,700 to $50,000. and earlier today clinton attended a luncheon event in redwood city. chopper 5 caught a glimpse of her as she entered the hotel. it was hosted by amy rau who runs a local technology firm. so far, clinton's campaign is about halfway to its goal of raising $1 billion. happening right now, donald trump is holding a rally speaking in jackson, mississippi. these are live pictures from the event. it started just a few minutes ago as a matter of fact. the former leader of the uk independence party which fought for "brexit" is expected to meet with trump at the event. now, mr. trump is going after a group of voters who he has struggled to attract. weijia jang has the story. >> reporter: donald trump walked through the rain to meet with volunteers registering new voters outside his event in tampa, florida. >> really great to see you. >> reporter: once inside, trump
5:11 pm
explained why he thinks minorities should vote for him. >> to the african-american parents, you have a right to walk down the street of your city without having your child or yourself shot. and that's what's happening right now. >> reporter: hillary clinton has spent this week out of the public eye raising money in california. but she is in the middle of a new controversy creating more questions about her trustworthiness. the "associated press" reports more than half the people from outside the u.s. government who spoke with hillary when she was secretary of state also gave money to the clinton foundation. trump called it a "pay for play" scam. clinton's campaign says she didn't reap any profit. >> the clintons do not personally draw centralry or profit from the work of the foundation. >> reporter: and they say the ap data is flawed because it omits 1700 meetings with world leaders. weijia jang, cbs news, the white house. the popular networking sight nextdoor accused of being less than neighborly. coming up, the changes coming
5:12 pm
to the website to try to prevent racial profiling. >> plus, becoming a good samaritan during natural disasters could come with a list of requirements. details on a lawmaker's proposal that has volunteers outraged. >> and doing the math when it comes to adding a furry addition to the family. find out how much it really costs to own a dog. >> friday night, get ready for some football! the 49ers hosting the packers at levi's stadium. you can catch the action here on kpix 5 at 7:00.
5:13 pm
5:14 pm
"next door"... it's been accused in the paf being a magnet for racial profiling. major changes for the popular neighborhood networking site they called nextdoor. it's been accused in the past of being a magnet for racial profiling. but kpix 5's anne makovec says posting on the site just got
5:15 pm
more demanding. >> reporter: nextdoor is a private social network for individual neighborhoods where people can post about block parties or babysitters or warnings about potential crimes. but community leaders in oakland said the site was fostering racial profiling some users posting vague descriptions of people they viewed as suspicious focusing mainly on race. >> we have a chance to be part of the solution. we have a moral obligation to do that. >> reporter: so now posters will be required to jump through more hoops answer more questions such as, would you find this person suspicious if he or she was white? if you can't fill out the full form, you won't be able to post. in test runs this summer, it's led to a 50% reduction in posts. >> one of the most difficult things is trying to weigh the value of people posting on nextdoor against the value of the posts themselves. >> reporter: next door is active in over 100,000 communities and they were all converted to this new system this morning.
5:16 pm
live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> anyone who wants to be a good samaritan may have to get training and pay a fee. at least that's what one lawmaker in louisiana is proposing. during this month's historic flooding, people with boats took it upon themselves to rescue hundreds of total strangers. the facebook community dubbed them the cajun navy. now republican state senator wants the cajun navy to get permits in devastated areas. one reason, liability. >> how can you regulate people helping people? that doesn't make sense to me! >> the lawmaker proposing the idea argues licensing won't limit good samaritans. it will empower them. ford is issuing a recall of more than 100,000 vehicles. according to the automaker, it is pulling 88,000 of the following models sold between 2013 and 2015: taurus, flex, lincoln mk s & m kts, as well
5:17 pm
as law enforcement vehicles. ford says those vehicles are equipped with faulty fuel pump controls. transit vehicles may also be affected by this. another sweep of recalls includes the 2017 ford escape suvs that need software recalibration. no answering calls, no apps, some iphone users say touchscreen problems are leaving them out of luck. some iphone six and six plus users say their screens aren't registering their fingers' touch anymore. it could be caused by changes in the way apple built these models compared with previous generations. apple has not released an official fix yet. but it recommends that users check out their support page. if you have a dog you know it costs money but just how much are you spending on -- you have to pay for food, vets, toys. >> kpix 5's for ford crunches the numbers and the results may shock you! >> reporter: adopting and
5:18 pm
taking care of a dog is a big step, it requires a big heart and sometimes more money than you think. >> our adoption fee for adult dogs is $175. >> reporter: includes spay neutering, microchip, vaccinations and more, which is a bargain. but that's only the beginning. >> oh, stop. >> reporter: according to the spca, on average, small dogs will cost more than $1,300 the first year. and a lot of that is food. >> most people probably overfeed their dogs. >> reporter: save money by feeding them less? >> feeding them the correct healthy amount. >> reporter: big dogs have bigger bills and the spca says large dogs may cost $1,800 the first year. >> you're so cute. >> he is a lap dog. >> reporter: maverick is a rescue from a south korean dog meat farm. he is lucky to be alive. and, of course, he eats a lot! >> probably between a little dog and my 100-plus-pound dog,
5:19 pm
it's a big difference. but it's totally worth it. >> reporter: the important thing to keep in mind is how much love you spend on a dog. and there's more than just food to spend money on. you can buy your best friend a $250 bed or himalayan dog cheese, whatever that is. and a special thunder shirt to relieve anxiety. you can spend less than the average or a lot more. when adopting most people are not sitting around going, how much is that dog going to run you? it's more of a melting of the heart. don ford, kpix 5. >> the spca says the most expensive breeds to raise are dobermans rottweilers and english cocker spaniels mostly because of medical bills but the most expensive they say is -- the bernese mountain dog which costs $1,400 a year. the kpix 5 mobile weather lab is live in alameda. it's in the 80s inland. on the shores of san francisco
5:20 pm
bay, it's a breezy 61.6 degrees. but oh, what a view! across the water towards downtown oakland in the east bay hills, we'll talk about any potential for a warmup coming up in your forecast. >> coming up all new at 6:00 tonight, california public schools are celebrating new test scores. but less than 40% of the kids did well in math. at 6:00 we ask if that is really reason to celebrate. >> but first, the markets closed down today. ,,
5:21 pm
narrator: it wasn't that long ago. years of devastating cutbacks to our schools. 30,000 teachers laid off. class sizes increased. art and music programs cut. we can't ever go back. ryan ruelas: so vote yes on proposition 55.
tv-commercial
5:22 pm
reagan duncan: prop 55 prevents 4 billion in new cuts to our schools. letty muñoz-gonzalez: simply by maintaining the current tax rate on the wealthiest californians. ryan ruelas: no new education cuts, and no new taxes. reagan duncan: vote yes on 55. sarah morgan: to help our children thrive. the oil companies pollute our air. putting their... ...profits ahead of our kids' health. now they're trying to weaken california's clean air laws. i'm tom steyer. we've had a million kids get asthma.
5:23 pm
we need to send the oil companies a message. tell your legislator to stand up to the oil companies and protect our clean air laws. don't let the oil companies put their profits... ...ahead of our kids. we know it's not the warmest of summer days. it's nice and clear. >> you're standing in the sun but you got the jacket on. >> man. we have the sun. but we also have the breeze. what i love about the bay area is that right behind the weather lab over those hills it's about 86 degrees outside. so if you want it warmer just did there. conversely, if you are east of
5:24 pm
the east bay hills and you're in the 80s i just love to cool off, hop over to where the mobile weather lab it's 25 degrees cooler. it's a beautiful sunny day about a 30-degree temperature read throughout the bay area today. here are the numbers at the airport location. it's 62.2 degrees here in alameda with the -- [ signal breakup ] 70 in oakland across the water. 84 in livermore. 74 for you in san jose. 73 in santa rosa. the hot spot is concord at 85 degrees. a beautiful buchanan field 85 degrees. radar showing a clear day. we know it's clear here but there have been sierra showers and thunderstorms over the past couple of days. that's not the case now as a ridge of high pressure is building in. no rain throughout all of california today. overnight lows tonight livermore 55. fairfield 54. oakland 56. it's always noteworthy that we have a wide temperature spread in the afternoon but overnight we all get close to the same number. santa rosa you're one of the cool spots at 51 degrees. the satellite review shows a few weak areas of high pressure sitting offshore.
5:25 pm
and as long as they stay to our west, we will continue to see that ocean breeze which means places like alameda and san francisco and pacifica and bodega bay. you're going to stay chilly. i don't see that changing anytime soon. so your weather headlines for today cloud cover already on its way inland. that will happen tonight. cloud cover low clouds and fog and some drizzle to start your day tomorrow. and temperatures even with that beautiful sunshine in the afternoon, they will continue to run cooler than average. this is what the sky will look like over the south bay. in san jose a mainly clear morning. you likely will be fog-free in the south bay. and with mainly sunny skies in the afternoon, you're up to a high of 78 degrees in san jose tomorrow. oakland 69 your high tomorrow so still cooler near the water. concord 86. napa 79 degrees. san francisco a foggy start sunny finish 64 will be your high. and san rafael your high tomorrow 76 degrees. extended forecast, set it and forget it! highs straddling 70 degrees near the bay.
5:26 pm
upper 50s, low 60s along the coast. no semblance of a warmup yet and inland highs one day will pop above 90 degrees that's next monday but a very pleasant weekend with temperatures running a little bit below average. got to say the view from alameda, the waterfront here is phenomenal! [ signal breakup ] >> we have the bridge, the water and today that chilly sunshine. live from alameda with mobile weather lab, paul deanno. we're back in two minutes with more news. ,,,,,,,,
5:27 pm
5:28 pm
just a few hours ago, this
5:29 pm
10-foot long snake was found near t a missing king cobra snake has just been found in texas a few hours ago. this 10-foot-long snake was found at a home where it escaped yesterday. sheriff's deputies say the owner has an exotic reptile permit to house the snake. students in a nearby school were kept inside during recess while deputies searched for the snake. it didn't take long to poke fun at the search. that person created a parody twitter account and posted fake updates on the snake's whereabouts including trips to what a burger restaurants. olympic swimmer ryan lochte lost several major sponsors after lying about the robbery in rio but now a new offer apparently is on the table. a businessman is willing to have lochte be the spokesperson for his company. the company called bobby ties and the slogan is, the best $10 tie on the planet. but no word on whether ryan is
5:30 pm
mulling over the offer. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com captioning sponsored by cbs >> dubois: breaking news-- tornadoes in the heartland. twisters are reported in central indiana. we'll have the latest on the damage. also tonight, a frantic search for survivors in central italy after an earthquake reduces resort towns to rubble. more than 100 are dead, many of them children. parents accidentally leave young kids to die in hot cars. >> it just feels like your whole world is shut down. just knowing her last words were, "daddy." >> dubois: a tragedy, but is it a crime? allegations that race is a factor in who get charged. and a message from muslim- d.ericans. >> k.k.k. was defeated by good christians. isis needs to be defeated by good muslims.

234 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on