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arrest? >> oh, i cannot talk. >> reporter: no? do you know about what happened? >> no, i don't know. >> reporter: chp says a combination of tips from the public, witness videos like this one and police information helped lead to these arrests. they have a warrant out for the fourth suspect. the group was coming from a sideshow when this happened and it's possible they were responsible for other disruptive dangerous behavior on the roads. >> their m.o. is like where you see a lot of dirt bikers and motorcycles being recklessly on bridges and city streets, plates removed, no helmets, faces covered. we saw the same thing here in this case. >> reporter: the lyft driver was in san francisco when it happened. he got a broken leg and is still recovering. his car was not in great shape either, beaten by those men. >> it looks like we're not
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talking about the entire gang of bikers. the chp have any advice for drivers if something like this happens again on the road? >> reporter: right. there are certainly more than four people that were involved in this incident to some degree and they say if this does happen, pull over to the side of the road or take the next exit and get off of the highway. try not to take any video behind the wheel and most certainly do not get out of the car because in this instance, this man would not have been physically harmed had he not gotten out of the car and given these people the opportunity to physically beat him. >> thank you. developing story now. a u.s. navy warship has collided with a merchant vessel in waters off japan. allen martin has the details. >> reporter: a navy destroying the u.s.s. fitzgerald collided with the vessel early saturday morning japan time. 7 u.s. sailors are unaccounted for and others injured. video shows that injured sailor being put on a stretcher and then loaded on the japanese
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coast guard chopper. u.s. defense officials say there is flooding in three compartments of the fitzgerald. there's heavy damage visibility on the right side of the ship which is now stationary in the water. the other craft is a merchant vessel called the acx crystal flying the flag of the philippines. the accident happened about 50 miles southwest of the japanese city of yokosuka home to u.s. navy base. >> thank you. investigators and colleagues of the u.p.s. shooter are struggling to find a reason why he shot and killed three coworkers before killing himself. suspected shooter jimmy lam had filed a grievance earlier this year about excessive overtile and police say he was also dealing with some personal issues including a custody battle with his ex-girlfriend and court records show that lam had been charged with two duis while driving his own car in the past 7 years. those charges were ee have
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beenly dropped. today we're learning more about about one of three of drivers killed wayne chapel on a first name basis with many of the people he delivered to. darren wilson on the impression he made on the community he served for more than a decade. >> i did not put it together. i -- i just never thought that this could be him. >> reporter: the news is following the route wayne chan drove for some 15 years. >> parked my car turned the borner and wayne's truck parked there like it always is. it's like i just broke down and -- >> always smiling. always happy. >> friendly, out going, you know, trustworthy. >> reporter: and one after another neighbors and business owners described a man who didn't just drop off boxes. he delivered a sense of community. >> he wasn't just there to deliver. he was down the street waving to you. >> i used to tell everybody all the time that the best thing about u.p.s. was wayne. no disrespect to the company. that's how much a difference he made. >> reporter: wayne's loss has
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now made a big difference in this neighborhood. makes you think what a neighborhood really is or more importantly, who makes a neighborhood. >> one of these guys, yeah, i just -- i said, you know, i don't want to make the same mistake. i want to make a point of telling you how important you are to our community because i never thought of saying that to wayne. >> if you see the picture, the way he smiled at the camera and me and my son, it's just so like him. but he is so open and so loving and smiling and friendly and i feel this picture really captures his personality to all of us here on the street and in the neighborhood. >> reporter: in san francisco, wilson walker, kpix 5. >> the neighbors are still waiting to hear from chan's family on how best to help his wife and two children. a warehouse caught fire on donner avenue in san francisco's bayview district. the fire department has taken no chances taking 122 firefighters to the scene. people in the area including in double rock are being asked to
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stay inside with their windows closed until about 5:30 tonight. crews are worried the smoke may be toxic. no injuries have been reported. no word yet on the cause of the fire. dangerous heat settling in for the next few days. this is a live view looking east of san francisco. let's send it over to brian hackney for what we can expect. >> the long advertised heat wave has finally arrived. numbers today climbed about 7 degrees. in fact, right now, they are still in the 90s. concord 96. fairfield 95. livermore 91. and this will be cooler than it will be as we head into the weekend. that's why there's a heat advisory posted for tomorrow through at least monday. it's going to be warm all week. it will be hot inland. 90s and low 100s. the shoreline remains a place of refuge for those that try to escape the heat so stay hydrated. 'tis the weekend for way above averages. look at tomorrow and san
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francisco. 16 degrees above average. 17 degrees above average in concord. and oakland will be 16 degrees above average, as well. it's especially going to be hot inland and i couldn't imagine -- i don't even think we could do a live shot in pleasanton! unless you're juliette goodrich. liz? >> as a matter of fact, she's here and we can! the weather was perfect for a good old-fashioned cattle drive in the east bay. kpix 5's juliette goodrich is live in pleasanton where cowboys and cowgirls helped kick off the county fair. juliette. >> reporter: yes, get your jeans and boots ready! that's how we all saddled up this morning. it is the first day of the alameda county fair but to kick it off it was the wild, wild west and a cattle drive. more than 150 head of cattle ready to turn main street, pleasanton, into the wild, wild west. >> moo! >> they are frisky all right. because as soon as we let 'em out here they are going to be at a trot.
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>> reporter: today began with early-morning cattle prep and briefing. >> the dogs are the first line of defense. let them do their work. >> reporter: where did you get your expertise? >> my sister taught me horseback riding since i was 5. >> reporter: the whole town embraces the heritage hundreds lining main street for the first of its kind cattle drive. >> this is a wonderful chance to come down and have our community be together and get in touch with just a more simple, basic time. >> reporter: do you have an exit plan if they start coming your way? >> well, i'm thinking that way. >> reporter: back at the ranch, the cattle drive countdown is on. >> this is blue. he is part of the cattle drive today and he is gearing up to go. but the real brains behind the operation are these dogs you see here. they are the ones that keep the cattle from breaking free. >> these cows will run right through the people unless we got control. >> reporter: that's a lot of
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pressure. are you a little nervous? >> i guess. we always are. >> whoo! wahoo! >> reporter: and just after 10:30 the sights and sounds and smells kicked off. it wasn't running with the bulls. it was cattle and no injuries. a small group of protestors did show up with signs and chanted but were under control. all the cattlealthough it was quick, memories were left behind. >> it was cool, but it was stingy. >> reporter: yes, there was this to contend with afterwards. how did you get this job? >> i volunteered. >> to be a pooper-scooper? >> i now. ? >> to be a pooper-scooper. i knew. >> reporter: i'm a cowgirl at heart. i was nervous about all these cattle going down main street
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off course but everything went fine. another thing that rolled in, liz, was the heat. and this weekend is going to be triple digits as brian explained. and so coming up at 6:00 we'll have more on the heat wave and some misting stations to keep people cooled off at the fair including myself. >> no kidding. they will be put to good use. juliette, you looked great on that horse. you look like you knew what you were doing. >> good old blue, thank you! new at 5:00, president donald trump's financial disclosure forms are being made public now. the documents show the president with assets worth 1.6 billion-dollar. he reported income of $580 million almost half from his golf courses and he had liabilities of $316 million. much of that in mortgages and loans. the disclosures offer the best look at the president's vast holdings since president trump has not released his official tax returns.
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meanwhile, the investigation into alleged russian interference in the 2016 election appears to be getting closer to the president. today, president trump tweeted a message that essentially confirms he is under investigation. he wrote this: d rosenstein... (sot: rep. adam schiff/(d) califo that was apparently a reference to the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. >> it certainly sounds like the president is adding rod rosenstein to the enemies list along with bob mueller and james comey and an ever increasing number of people. >> "washington post" is reporting special counsel robert mueller is look into whether the president obstructed justice and the paper says they are investigated the finances of jared kushner the president's son-in-law and senior adviser. conflicting stories in the deadly warehouse fire.
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>> coming up, as the two ghost ship warehouse fire suspects go to come, family and friends are coming to one of the suspects' defense saying he is not to blame. >> plus, a verdict in a groundbreaking case. a judge finds this woman guilty of pushing her boyfriend to commit suicide. it was all done by text. >> a billion-dollar deal, amazon takes over whole foods so what does that mean for your shopping experience? customers weigh in.
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were back in court today. and a defense attorney denied a key allegation... linking his client to the deaths of three dozen people. kpix 5 reporter da lin is at the bu to suspects in the deadly ghost ship warehouse fire were back in court and one of the
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attorneys denied liability. kpix 5's da lin reports. >> reporter: the warehouse fenced off as the legal battle continues. now, the attorney for that second suspect says his client is a victim and did not organize any of the parties here. family and friends stood up for max harris. >> he is a pillar of our community. >> reporter: saying he is a good man. >> i can't remember a meal he made at home where he didn't offer me some, too. >> there's not a malicious or greedy bone in max's body. >> reporter: his aunt says harris ran toward the fire and tried to put out the flames. >> he yelled for other people to use their cell phones to get to safety. he gave up trying to save others only when he was overwhelmed by the intense heat and smoke. some would call that heroic. >> reporter: but the prosecution says max harris organized and promoted the illegal party at the ghost ship
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warehouse. harris and master tenant derick almena are each facing 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. a judge pushed their court hearing to next month. >> max harris is innocent and max harris is wrongfully charged. >> reporter: his attorney is distancing harris from the event saying harris didn't organize the party or block any emergency exits. therefore, not responsible. >> he was not responsible for any of that. he was just a tenant. >> reporter: but some people say that's a lie claiming harris and almena worked closely in planning the illegal parties. his name is even listed as a resident deejay for a previous event. >> he lived there and he had an opportunity to perform. he didn't organize anything. >> reporter: the attorney blames the landlord for the fire. now, the prosecutors did not want to talk on camera about this case. they said harris planned the event and he also blocked one of the emergency exits which trapped some of the victims upstairs. live in oakland, i'm da lin, kpix 5. a not guilty verdict in a high-profile police shooting in
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minnesota. the decision left family members of philando castile in tears today. police officer jeronimo yanez was found not guilty on charges stemming from a fatal shooting that was captured on facebook live. castile's mother spoke outside the courtroom. >> i am so disappointed in the state of minnesota. my son loved this state. he had one tattoo on his body and it was of the twin cities. the state of minnesota with tc on t my son loved this city and this city killed my son!! >> 32-year-old castile was pulled over last summer during a traffic stop. he told the officer he had a firearm. the officer testified he thought castile was reaching for it. after the verdict, the officer was fired by the police department. a massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself has been
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found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. here's kpix 5 morning anchor michelle griego with what happened in the courtroom. >> now find you guilty on the indictment charging you with the involuntary manslaughter of the person conrad roy iii. >> reporter: 20-year-old michelle carter stood stoic when juvenile court judge lawrence moniz found her guilty of causing the suicide death of her boyfriend. he was discovered in his truck in a deserted kmart parking lot in fair haven, massachusetts, in july 2014 dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. >> knowing that mr. roy is in the truck, knowing the condition of the truck. >> reporter: the judge said carter knew the 18-year-old roy had been suicidal when he start to fill his truck with carbon monoxide. but he exited the truck seeking fresh air and texted carter, who replied, get back inside. it was one of dozens of texts she had sent him telling him to kill himself.
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>> she indicates that she can hear him coughing and she can hear the loud noise of the motor. >> reporter: the judge found her actions were reckless and created a life-threatening situation for roy and she had a duty to help him. >> she did not call the police or mr. roy's family. >> reporter: roy's family was in the courtroom. many of them crying throughout the verdict. >> this has been a very tough time for our family. and we would like to just process this verdict that we're happy with. >> reporter: carter is free on bail but she can't leave massachusetts. she is scheduled to be sentenced in august and could face up to 20 years in prison. michelle griego, kpix 5. >> the american civil liberties union of massachusetts condemned the verdict saying it violates free speech protection. meanwhile, still no verdict in the bill cosby sexual assault trial. jurors have been deliberating for more than 40 hours now. the comedian is accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.
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the defense has asked for a mistrial but the judge has denied that request. if convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison. a whole different shopping experience could be coming to whole foods. amazon is taking over the grocery chain in a $13.7 billion deal. the buy-out comes as whole foods has been dealing with sluggish sales. customers at this store in fremont told us they are excited for the potential changes. >> what i'm wondering now is does that mean that i can get my groceries delivered by drone? >> i'm hoping that it makes everyone, all the stores, lower their prices, maybe look at, you know, better ways of getting organic products without it being so expensive. >> the deal is expected to close by the end of the year. we'll take a look at what this could mean for shoppers coming up at 6:00. your face may soon be the only thing you need to board a flight. >> some airlines are testing
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facial recognition technology with the federal government. this is a trial of the facial recognition technology by u.s. customs and jetblue in boston. the airline wants to see if it makes the boarding process faster. it's supposed to be quick. it just snaps a photo, compares it to a government database of passport pictures, if you're approved you just board the plane. it's very simple. but even as the technology speeds passengers through the airport, some fear it's moving too fast. >> as we consolidate data into databases and use it more and more those databases will be targets and the risk of breach increases greatly. >> u.s. customs and border protection reports it's not using these devices to store photos of u.s. citizens and insists privacy is a priority. a brave new world. ours is going to be hot. temperatures above 100 degrees will begin moving into the bay area tomorrow. once they move in, they're not leaving anytime soon. we'll have all the numbers when
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we cover the forecast as we look live toward the bay bridge coming up. >> i know jim mitchell i jimmy. i wasn't thinking about jimmy. i was thinking there's a gun ready to go. >> coming up all new at 6:00 tonight, a firsthand account of the u.p.s. rampage from a man who locked eyes with the killer. he describes the chaos when those gunshots rang out.
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cbs evening news is up next. scott pell well, in the past 24 hours high pressure expanded over the desert southwest and with pressures rising in the atmosphere it doesn't take long for the numbers to follow suit and that's just what they did today. one example is santa rosa which is 95 degrees right now. degrees warmer than last night -- six degrees warmer than last night. it's 24 minutes after 5:00 and it is still 91 at livermore. 96 in concord. it's not going to get very chilly tonight with the overnight lows. but it's going to be a beautiful night for baseball. the yankees are taking on the a's at the coliseum. it will be clear and mild at
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game time. nice night for a game. 72 degrees. overnight lows mid-60s out in the east bay, santa rosa down to 58. and the sun-up on your saturday morning at 5:47 a.m., 13 minutes before 6:00, and when the sun comes up the temperatures are going to follow suit. strong ridge is in place. now over the west coast. 24 hours ago in crescent city there was light rain. tonight, not a drop in the sky. or pretty much not a cloud, either. fog and low clouds dissipated. that means it will be clear tonight, mild temperatures hot inland this weekend. the warmest day in the next 7, looks like it's still going to be father's day on sunday. it will be mild near the coast through the entire period. heat advisories are posted for most of the bay area. hot inland temperatures in the 90s and low hundreds. that's inland. south bay not quite that warm. do stay hydrated. and the alameda county fair where juliette goodrich was giddyuping a few minutes ago is going to be 100 degrees in
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pleasanton this weekend. summer county fairs that's what you expect. north beach festival much milder by comparison. this weekend in san francisco beautiful in the city. forecast highs for tomorrow 102 at famed. 100 degrees at napa. 102 at fairfield. fremont 89. san jose will be warm but not in the hundreds. 92 degrees there. same for redwood city. and 82 in san francisco. looking ahead it doesn't change much above 100 on saturday. on sunday on monday on tuesday on wednesday, on thursday. finally the numbers are forecast to drop below 100 by next friday. a week from tonight. so there are hot times ahead before we catch a break. hat's your forecast; we'll be right back.
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"..." thanks for watching at five... the "cbs evening news" is coming up next. scott pelley has a preview. >> reporter: up next, emergency at sea. a u.s. navy warship in the pacific has collided with another vessel. it appears there are casualties. we now know the president is the subject of an obstruction of justice investigation. and at odds with his own attorney general. we'll take you to syria where hospitals in rebel held territoried are being driven underground and a lesson on playing politics on and off the field. those stories coming up in a few seconds on the "cbs evening news." thank you for watching tonight at 5:00. allen and veronica back in about 30 minutes. take care out there. it's warm. going to be warm all weekend.
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♪[ music ] linda macdonald, captioner vitac corporation. captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: collision at sea. between the u.s. destroyer "fitzgerald" and a merchant ship. me navy has made an urgent call for assistance. also tonight, from inside syria, american doctors volunteer to save the victims of the war. the president says the special prosecutor is investigating him for firing the f.b.i. director. she was charged with manslaughter for a series of texts urging her boyfriend to take his life. u> this court now finds you guilty. >> pelley: and steve hartman with some thoughts about hard- ball politics. >> reporter: i would argue that everything congress needs to know to fix our political acrimony, they already learned in little league.

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