tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS May 30, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> quijano: the rush is on to escape the rising rivers in texas after days of torrential rains. >> it's crazy! >> quijano: also tonight, they are the best at sniffing out bombs. >> sniff, please. >> quijano: but there is not enough to protect every airport. did the zoo do the right thing by killing a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old? >> the child's head was banging on concrete. >> quijano: and a marine faces the ultimate challenge for fallen comrades. >> i pushed my body to the ultimate extreme and came out victorious. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> quijano: scott is off tonight. i'm elaine quijano. rescuers in southeast texas spent memorial day pulling
dozens from rising flood waters following days of relentless rain. at least six people died this holiday weekend, two are missing, one in texas and an 11-year-old boy in kansas. manuel bojorquez is following this. >> reporter: from the air, the extent of the historic flooding is clear. rivers in southeast texas have consumed land and homes, forcing rescues by the coast guard. on the ground, it's a painful reality for homeowners like alicia gracia. >> this is a piece of property my dad gave me before he passed away and it's sentimental. >> oh, oh, oh! >> reporter: the relentless storms dumped 20 inches of rain upstream over the past four days leaving cars submerged and parts of haydens impassable. the 19-mile stretch of the ba sos river from simonton to richmond, texas, is forecast to rise 8 feet above flood stage. hardest hit, residents living near horseshoe bend river on
simonsons west side. lynne johnson's farm. you've never seen this bad? >> we've never had water from fluting. >> reporter: she evacuated. her house has several pete of water. >> very, very hard to wrap your mind around. >around. >> reporter: alicia gracia has never considered living anywhere else. >> after 33 years, you might have to walk away. >> yeah. >> reporter: the river is expected to rise above 53 feet. that would be the highest level ever recorded here. elaine, it's not expected to recede for days and, making matters worse, there is more rain in the forecast later this week. >> quijano: devastating scenes in texas. manuel bojorquez, thank you. what's left of bonny, once a tropical storm, weakened near the south carolina today. some parts to have the state inundated, others lucked out. here's david begnaud.
>> the memorial day in myrtle beach was a relief for a city once in the path to have a tropical storm. >> we we weren't going to let the weather stop us. >> reporter: the hinojosas drove here from houston. >> we left one storm to get to another. >> reporter: bonnie stalled shortly after making land sunl day in isle of palm, south carolina. record rainfall flooded charleston in the south in what's known as the low country. 10 inches of rain fell in 13 hours in richland, a stretch of i 95 southbound was underwater waste high. vehicles floating, drivers stranded, nine people had to be rescued. for some drivers, it took four hours to go four miles. >> so what's going on up the road? >> interstate is flooded. it's underwater. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: just in time for the memorial day drive home, i 95 southbound is open tonight. all weekend, bonnie has been generating swells that have created the risk for rip
currents, a real threat, but tonight, elaine, the storm is breaking apart. it is still crawling up the south carolina coast, but it is expected to move offshore. >> quijano: a bit of good news. david begnaud, thank you. eight days before the california primary, democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are neck and neck in the polls. julianna goldman is following the presidential race. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: hillary clinton spent memorial day with her husband former president bill clinton walking along a friendly parade rupe in chappaqua, new york. >> i believe we have an excellent chance to win here in california and i believe that we have a chance, perhaps, to win big. >> reporter: while senator bernie sanders continued to campaign across california, clinton announced she's returning to the west coast on thursday ahead of the june 7t june 7th primary. california polls show her and sanders in a statistical dead heat. clinton could lose california and still get enough delegates to secure the democratic nomination, but it would be
damaging, and not the show of strength she was hoping for heading into a general election matchup against donald trump. >> we can't have hillary clinton be our president, that i can tell you. >> reporter: the presumptive republican nominee was in washington sunday speaking at an annual gathering of motorcyclist who is roll in each year to honor america's prisoners of war and troops missing in action. >> i thought this would be like dr. martin luther king where people would be lined up from here all the way to the washington monument, right? unfortunately, they don't allow them to come in. >> reporter: while trump was disappointed by the crowd size, he announced tomorrow he'll be naming the veterans charities who received millions he says he raced earlier this year. >> we raised $6 million for vets. >> reporter: the businessman came under fire for not fully accounting for the money. cbs news reached out to all the veterans groups the trump organization said the money would initially go to.
as of the end of last month the groups we reached confirmed receipt of just over $2 million. some of the groups were less forthcoming and would not specify how much they received. >> quijano: julianna goldman, thank you. today, fallen servicemen and women were honored. at the arlington national cemetery. president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. he noted 20 members to have the armed forces have died in combat in the last year. plenty of parades from coast to coast where the weather permitted. in livermore, california, military aircraft from past wars were on display. today iraq's military pushed into outskirts of fallujah. retaking the city is under top period of time. under i.s.i.s. control for two years. here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: iraqi forces combined with shiite militias pummeled suspected i.s.i.s. targets as they closed in. commanders say ground forces
backed by u.s.-led airstrikes advanced to the city limits from three directions. but u.s. military sources in baghdad told cbs news no iraqi forces have managed to enter the city itself yet. the week-longo fencive to retake the i.s.i.s. strong hold has now entered a new and dangerous phase. only a few hundred residents have been able to escape. tens of thousands more remain trapped, held hostage as human shields. iraqi officials estimate as many as 2,000 i.s.i.s. fighters are holed up in the city. when we were last with outstretched iraqi forces outside fallujah a few weeks ago they said their biggors fear was suicide truck bombs striking their fragile front lines. american forces know from experience taking fallujah house by house won't come easy. in 2004, more than 80 u.s. troops died in some of the
bloodiest battles they faced against sunni insurgents. the latest assault on fallujah came as dozens were killed in a new wave of terrorist attacks in baghdad. i.s.i.s. has already claimed responsibility for a strig of suicide bombings to strike the capital in recent weeks. u.s. military officials in baghdad told us i.s.i.s. has yet to launch any significant counterattack, elaine. it was likely that militants were trying to draw forces into urban combat. fallujah was the first city to fall to i.s.i.s. more than two years ago, and they're unlikely to give it up without a fight. >> quijano: charlie d'agata reporting, thanks. today houston police say they have no motive in sunday's shooting rampage. investigators say a man walked into an auto body shop and started shooting. one person was killed. six others wounded, including two police officers. the shooter was killed by police. operations were back to normal
today at new york's j.f.k. airport, one day after a computer outage created a massive backlog at the british airways terminal. crews were forced to write out boarding passes and baggage tags by hand. more than a thousand passengers were stuck waiting for hours to board flights. at some of the busiest airports, bomb-sniffing dogs are helping to speed up security lines. their knack for finding explosives is unparalleled. the only progress, not enough of them. here's transportation correspondent kris van cleave. >> she sits and that's how she tells me show found explosives. >> reporter: sonny can easy detect the kind of explosives used in the paris attacks. >> 19,000 different kind of explosives. >> reporter: a.t.f. special agent shiela fry is sonny's handler. >> when i started in 2002, not too many people knew what a bomb dog was and now everybody has a bomb dog. >> reporter: the use of bomb
sniffing dogs by the federal agencies and or others vin creased since 9/11. about a thousand sniff around transportation hubs. the canines are specially suspected, trained for a year and serve eight years. as demand increased, u.s. law enforcement has seen the demand tighten. >> it likely makes me concerned. i think that we have an obligation to the public to keep us safe, and the dogs we know are the most effective screening tool for explosives. >> reporter: recently dr. otowarned congress of the potential fortunately a looming shortage. >> one of the major reasons for the shortage of quality dogs is we rely on other cons. the breeding program is a priority. >> reporter: the
transportation security administration used to have its own program but shut it down dow high costs and needs 60 dogs to add to the 300 it's using. customs and border protections needs 325 additional canine teams. >> we need to think about a better way to provide these dogs because it really is a national security issue that we're all invested in. >> reporter: the t.s.a. would like to add hundreds of more detection canines to airports in the coming years. kris van cleave, cbs news, reagan national airport, virginia. >> quijano: addiction to oip yods including painkillers and heroin takes 29,000 american lives each year. a new treatment for addicks using implants should be available by the end of next month. anna werner takes a look. >> i woke up every day and my focus on life was to find a way to get osca 0xycontin to functin throughout the day.
>> 49-year-old chris borgeone got hooked on painkillers after breaking his hip in 2003. he battled addiction for five years before hitting rock bottom. >> i knew if i continued on the path i was on i would eventually die. >> quijano: he checked into a clinic where they gave him suboxone to wean him off opiates but would forgot take the medication and relapse. his docks enrolled borgeone into a clinical trial for buprenorphine, . it is implanted into is it upper arm in rods which slowly release the drug into the bloodstream and travels to the brain. it latches on to receptors that are usually triggered by prescription pain pills or heroin, effectively blocking the craving to get high. dr. richard rosenthal of new york's mount sinai hospital oversaw the clinical trials.
what completed you about the development? >> a new weapon to fight drug addiction. the risk of relapse is reduced because you won't miss a dose. you would have your new opioid receptors covered by the medication. >> with the implant, it will give you the opportunity to live a normal life without feeling the need to take a pill every day and i'm hoping by doing so, at the end of the treatment, i will be able to move forward without any medication whatsoever. >> quijano: dr. rosen that will says the new treatment could eventually be used to help some 500,000 people currently addicted to opiates. the drug's cost is estimated at $6,000 every six months. >> quijano: anna werner reporting. thank you. outrage grows after a gorilla is killed to protect the life of a young boy. a marine on a mission to honor the fallen when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> quijano: today the director of the cincinnati zoo said officials had no choice but to kill a gorilla after a 4-year-old boy entered its exhibit saturday. the gil dragged the child through water and was extremely agitated. but animal rights activists are outraged. here's jamie yuccas. >> cell phone video captured the terrifying moments. (screaming) >> the gorilla has the child and is dragging him around the pen. >> reporter: the boy's mother could be heard calling to him. >> mommy loves you. i'm right here. >> reporter: the gorilla's death caused a furious reaction from those critical of the zoo's decision to kill the april. thane maynard said tranquilizing wasn't an option. >> we did not take the soothing of harambe lightly, but that
child's life was in danger and people who question that were our monday morning quarterbacks, and second-guessers don't understand you can't take a risk with a silverback. >> reporter: wildlife expert jack hanna tells cbs he agrees 1,000% with the zoo's decision. >> they made the correct decision. a human being is alive because of the decision the cincinnati zoo made. >> reporter: the death is sparking outrage toward the child's mom. a petition has 200,000 significants and wants the boy's mother to face charges. kim o'connor says moments before she took the video she heard the young boy and mom arguing. >> i'm going in, no you're not. i'm going to go in, no you're not. >> reporter: o'connor heard the splash. >> he was pulling the boy by the ankle under water for a long time, a 4-year-old. as he pulled him up, his head
banged as he was climbing up. that's the part they didn't see. >> reporter: the family said h the boy is home and doing find and said we extend our heart felt thanks for the quick action by the cincinnati zoo staff. we know this was a very difficult decision for them and that they are grieving the loss of their gorilla. the zoo says the barriers are adequate and officials are looking at whether there are ways to improving. they hope to reopen the gorilla exhibit this weekend. >> quijano: a lot of strong feelings about the story. sharks expected of attack swimmers on both coasts this weekend. that's next. i do my best to manage.g with my diab
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ending a nearly 7-week strike. unions and the company reached a tentative contract deal over the weekend including nearly 11% raises over four years. verizon also retreated on efforts to cut pensions and send call center jobs overseas. beachgoers on both coasts fell victim to suspected shark attacks this long weekend. in florida, a 13-year-old boy swimming at neptune beach was badly bitten on his leg while swimming in chest-deep water. and at newport beach, california, a woman was bitten on her torso and shoulder. both survived. a top athlete may skip the olympics in rio because to have the zika virus. pao gasal who plays basketball for the bulls says there was too much not known at zeke who can cause birth defects.
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of my career 12 hours straight. i know, talk about pain. seriously now, talk to your doctor or pharmacist today about a vaccine that can help prevent shingles. >> quijano: we end this memorial day with a marine's remarkable journey-- one which nearly ended on a minefield in afghanistan. instead, he became the first veteran-- wounded in combat-- to summit mount everest. jericka duncan has his story. >> quijano: it took charlie lindville seven weeks to reach the top of mount everest. this was his third attempt, and he did it with a five-pound prosthesis strapped to his thigh. >> i pushed my body to the ultimate extreme and came out victorious, so that's confidence
i get to carry with myself forever. >> reporter: the 30-year-old marine a member of a bomb disposal unit badly injured in 2011 while in afghanistan. the pain in his right leg was so severe he asked doctors to amputate it. >> all of a sudden i was in a hospital bed where people wanted to push me to my wheelchair and had nothing but pity for me and wanted to take care of me. >> reporter: soon after, lindville was introduced to tim medvitz, founders of the heros project featured on "60 minutes" in 2016, training wounded veterans to climb the world's highest mountains to help them regain their strength and ready themselves for a lifetime of highs and lows. >> we'll show you what you're capable of and what the prosthetic legs are capable of here and what you're capable of here and here. >> reporter: how have you
changed as a person? >> whewhen i first got wounded i was very depressed and it flipped me 180 degrees from where i was three years ago. >> reporter: lindville says this journey wasn't only about himself. >> when i got to the summit of mt. everest, i took a few tokens of fallen service members, some really great friends that i remember and i said a little prayer, not only for him but for every servicemember that has given their life for our great country at the top of the world because, for me, that is as close aches get to them. >> reporter: honoring those who died while learning how to live again. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: a remarkable journey and we're forever grateful for the sacrifices of the fallen. that's cbs news for this memorial day, i'm elaine quijano. thanks for watching. scott will be back tomorrow. good night.
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