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you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. two women attacked in the last couple weeks. what is so surprising about the person police think did it. we go inside the evacuation zone near the crippled fukushima japanese power plant a. rare look at the cleanup effort. and it is cold outside. here's roberta with where it will reach freezing tonight. >> let's head to the corridor in dublin. out toward livermore where it's sub freezing at 31 degrees. santa rosa is at 30. mid 30s in oakland through san mateo. it looks like tonight will be the coldest night so far this winter season and definitely so far this year. dipping down to 20 in napa. 22 trivalley. below freezing throughout the
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valley. that is the entire bay area which has a freeze warning now in effect until 8:00 tomorrow morning. that does incompass the morning commute. we'll talk more about these temperatures. kit is in pleasantton. how cold are you? >> well, according to this thermometer, 39 degrees. it's warmer here within the city when you compare to the foothills. nonetheless, it is cold. getting colder, and crazy to think that the forecasted low will drop to 22 degrees tonight. >> it's one of the most comfortable places to live, but nothing pleasant about an overnight low in the 20s. >> it is freezing. i cannot believe it. >> at the true value hardware store, there was a run on pipe insulation. >> i crack myself up. >> for maria, a few bucks now buys a lot of peace of mind later. >> is it inconvenient? >> no, i wouldn't say so. it's more inconvenient when you
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wake up and don't have any water. >> jack shay and his neighbors are taking no chances with the cold. he covered up his orchids with cloth tarps. the overnight freeze could kill sensitive plants. >> you know, it would be dead pretty soon. >> at pet food and supply, sales of insulated dog houses have been brisk. for cats, there's the heated kitty cabin. >> some people think it might be excessive, but i find that there's a lot of them that will get cold. some that have variable hair. in most cases, it works out well for them. >> owners are being warned to bring their pets indoors. >> can you imagine leaving her ?owdz. >> outside? >> no, i wouldn't. the cold weather dogs would be chilled if they aren't used to it. >> finally there is john clutter, the only guy for miles wearing a tank top. he's the captain of a fishing boat in alaska and spends his winters in california. >> this is a balmy day for
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you. >> yeah, it's a nice day. it was really nice. >> and so the national weather service is telling you to keep an eye on the bridges and overpasses and look out for blackize. the freeze warning expires at 8:00 a.m. kit doe, cbs 5. two women attacked in the last couple weeks. attacked and sexually assaulted. now police they think they know who did it, a 14-year-old boy. such a young sex offender is not unheard of. >> two women walking alone in west oakland were stalked and attacked. last thursday, just after 9:00, a 28-year-old woman on the 600 block of 11th street told police a stranger in a bicycle came up to her, simulated a gun and demand her purse. police say the suspect is only 14 years old. >> and in my experience in the juvenile justice system, he is
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not alone. >> child psychiatrist says adolescent sex offenders often learn the brutal behavior firsthand. >> at age 14 and having probably been the victim of much sexual assault, he's so primitive that i would probably say that he has no idea what he's doing. he probably goes to a place where he can't tell us what he's doing. >> police believe he has done it before in the same neighborhood on january 6. another 28-year-old woman robbed and sexually assaulted. police don't normally release the names of miners who are suspects and we don't usually use them, but in this case, they consider him armed and dangerous. they are looking for 14-year- old brian glassper and they need the public's help. no photos were released, but he is described as an african american male born june 9, 1997. 5'5", 110-pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
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police are urging friends or family to turn him in. in oakland, linda yee, cbs 5. >> everyone piled on mitt romney tonight as the five remaining candidates held the first of two debates leading up to the primary on saturday. sharon chin shows us, all the candidates scored point, including romney. sharon. >> the stakes are high. governor mitt romney taken iowa and new hampshire. and if he wins in south carolina, even his opponents concede he would run away with the republican nomination. from the debate's opening moments, the candidates fired at presidential front runner, mitt romney. rick santorum accused him of lying in a campaign ad. >> the ad that says that i said that i voted to allow felons to vote and it is inaccurate. if i had something that was inaccurate, i would go out and say stop it, that you are
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representing me and representing my campaign. stop it. >> rick perry tried it stay above the fray. >> it's a great example of the insiders having a conversation up here. the fact of the matter is this. washington needs to leave the states alone and let the states decide these issues. >> earlier today, jon huntsman dropped out of the race and endorsed romney. huntsman called an end to the toxic tone between campaigns. newt gingrich and ron paul defended the use of attack ads. >> that's part of what a campaign is about is to raise questions and see whether or not your competitive can answer them effectively. >> exposing a voting record, i think it's quite proper. >> this is the first of two debates before saturday's south carolina primary. surveys show up to 1/3 of the state's voters haven't made up or change their mind. tonight, romney stood by his record. >> i think that if people want someone who understands how the
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economy works, have him work in the real economy. i'm the guy that can best go up against president barack obama. >> romney and president obama all tied up in a general election. the same poll shows if congressman ron paul were the republican nominee, he would be in a statistical dead heat with president barack obama. >> checking bay area headlines, a bicyclist says that a sniper shot him while he was at a railroad crossing in richmond. he told police that the shot came from a rooftop and went through both his legs early this morning. the train operator found the man at a rail yard. police searched the area but didn't find anything. >> san francisco's mayor says the sheriff will stay in office for now. mayor ed lee said he has no immediate plans to suspend the sheriff. 70 volunteers began
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painting the safe pes sage sidewalk mural. a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king, jr. children can follow the miniyellow brick road to schools and community centers. two of the 11 blocks were completed and they are looking for more volunteers to finish it. >> ed lee heads to washington, d.c. tomorrow for a mayor's conference and he can setted l his bet with the mayor of new orleans who owes lee golf, shrimp, and a king cake after the 49ers beat the saints. and michael bloom burg bloomberg will set up a friendly wager. they prepare to take on the new york giants. >> desmond howard has been on cloud 9 since this. >> who has it better than us?
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nobody. >> for ever faithful since he was a kid, desmond was lucky enough to see the game, some are calling the best of all time in person. >> what's happening right now is very special to everybody, just because it brings out the kid in you and reminds you of the good times. it's our year. it's our year. >> if you thought those tickets were hard to come by, it's going to be even tougher to snag a seat to watch the niners battle the new york giants on sunday. >> touchdown manning. >> the anticipation is aging me. i can't wait for this game. >> desmond is gearing up to buy the ticket to the ultimate game. >> i just got my w2. i'm going to get a picture of this one and if the niners win, i'm going to get tickets to the super bowl. >> tickets go on sale on wednesday. they range in prices from around $170 to $470. 49ers say they anticipate the
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tickets to be gone almost immediately. for more information about the 49ers and to get tickets, go to and click on sports. disaster at sea. the fatal errors the ship's captain may have made that caused an italian cruise ship to keel over. first it was smart meters, now this. why pg and e is replacing miles and miles of pipe in tens and thousands of bay area homes. plus, in the radiation zone, a rare look at the cleanup efforts inside the dangerous fukushima nuclear site. sweetheart. we need to talk. i've seen your stunts online.
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costa concordia cruise liner ran aground leaving at least 6 dead and it's been three days since the costa concordia ran aground leaving six dead and 29 missing. many are blaming the captain, but he says it's not his fault. allen reports though, this isn't the first time that ship has gotten too close to land. >> hope of finding any survivors, including a missing american couple is fading fast.
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divers have been risking their lives. the rescue operation had to be suspended for a few hours today when it was feared rough seas might make the ship slide into deeper water. the captain claims it was torn open by a reef that wasn't marked on his chart. something officials say is not possible. this coast is too well charted. it's incredible to think a liner came this close to shore. that rock behind me is what the ship struck. it tore 160 gash in its hull. the ship has come in close before. this amateur video shot a few weeks ago shows it doing what is known locally as sailing by the horn, showing off by coming close and blowing the ship's horn to impress passengers. the ceo of the cruise company blamed the captain. >> we believe it has been a human error here. the captain did not follow the
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authorized route. >> when the ship finally ran aground, passengers were frantic. the lucas family from alaska knew they were on their own. >> we grabbed a few things, mostly our pajamas. >> they made their way to a lifeboat station. >> people were panicking and yelling and pushing. they wanted to be the first on the lifeboat. we were up close. we didn't get on the first lifeboat and they were gone. >> only way down to other life rafts was a rope ladder that is hanging down the side. >> coming down the ladder was the scariest part. >> there were people coming down the ladder and they cut us loose. people are hanging 50, 100 feet on the air and there they are, you know. >> that was scary. >> and so ends what was supposed to be a holiday aboard what only a few days ago was
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one of the most luxurious cruise liners afloat. >> the captain's lawyers say he is pained andover come at the loss of life. tomorrow he'll appear in court for the first time. cbs news, italy. pg and e is assuring customers that its new gas pipes are safer than the old ones. some are worried about the new plastic pipes the utility is installing in neighborhoods to replace older copper versions. they are worried the new pipes won't be as strong. >> my thought was, you know, here in earthquake country, plastic would be brit tall. >> brittle. >> it's very strong, very durable. it's more flexible. if there is an earthquake, it will move with the earth. >> independent analysts have also confirmed that the plastic pipes are stronger than copper. all metal distribution piping in the bay area is expected to be replaced by next year. a massive cleanup effort is
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underway in japan as we near the one year anniversary of the fukushima nuclear disaster. hoping the thousands who lost their homes can eventually return. as lucy lucy craft shows us, many may not want to. >> we had to put on jump suits, face masks, to detect any radiation hot spots. we passed rolling pastures and trees. silent now since 90,000 residents fled the nuclear disaster nearly a year ago. our destination, ten miles north of the nuclear plant, the japanese government has started an ambitious cleanup to make the area safe for humans to return. >> we are out of sight to see a demonstration of how to decontaminate the soil here. >> the plan is to rid buildings of particles and remove much of the top sorry
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from an area the size of connecticut. radiation levels still remain dangerously high. >> unlike other areas, which is primarily residential. >> micro measured the amount of radiation detected in the air. even three are still 75 times higher than acceptable levels. radioactive can collect in twigs and leaves and workers must remove them all. rooftop, another radiation trouble spot were scoured with high pressure water. but it was the cleanup of a primary school that officials are most worried about. >> these contain the top inch of soil. it's highly contaminated. it's about to be buried on the side of the school. >> this time in the playground. the lack of dump sites means hazardous waste and buried where it's dug up. that takes the radiation out of the air. >> a spokesman for japan's
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energy agency told me by lowering the radiation, we hope to convince parents and children to return as soon as possible. it will be a tough sell. while elderly couples generally want to return to their homes despite the risks many families say they will never come back. as we exited the no go zone, everyone was thoroughly scammed for radiation. nothing out of the ordinary was found. this cleanup was a trial run, but the government says it will begin a full scale effort later this year. lucy craft, cbs news, fukushima. >> from the cbs 5 weather center, boy do we have a fun week of weather ahead. first off, a freeze warning in effect and then the big time changes. and the days to expect it as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5.
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let's see, we have cold, we have rain. we have snow and one very happy
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forecaster. >> i could do the happy dance. very cold temperatures because boy, last night we did dip down to 21 degrees in napa. it was 23 right there in throughout the trivalley. and we are on our way back down towards those low 20s again tonight. currently it's already sub freezing throughout the trivalley. also to the north in santa rosa. check out san mateo. you will be freezing tonight. 44-degree in san francisco. overnight lows 20 degrees easily tonight at the airport in napa. low 20s in livermore. san ramon, pleasantton, back in through walnut creek. backing through allen rock and it will be slightly above freezing. this red highlighted area, this is where we have a freeze warning in effect until 8:00 tomorrow morning. it's going to be awfully cold for the kids heading out to school early in the morning hours.
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weather camera looking towards the transamerica building. clear skies, major changes beginning tomorrow with rain and wind heading this way, which means snow for tahoe. okay, the difference between last week's satellite imagery and this week is we now return more to zonal flow. remember last week, it was arching up in a northerly direction taking storms. you see the leading edge of the rain moving into the north baby the afternoon hours. now again, the bulk of your wednesday is going to be dry as it slowly goes to the south. temperatures again, another cool day for your tuesday. only into the 50s. today's highs were 50 to 54. that's it. tomorrow up to about 56 degrees. then again, the rain begins north bay on wednesday. everybody is wet with periods of heavy rain thursday and friday. another system friday night into saturday and right now dennis, i'm thinking we may buy
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a break in the rain holds up, at least tapers off on sunday. >> boy, some of those low temperatures, huh? the way it's looking right now. vegas says new england will win the super bowl, but i know someone who has it better than them. jim harbaugh's post game speech, next.
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we have breaking news coming out of san francisco. san francisco police have issued a shelter in place in the 3100 block of pacific avenue. which is near lion street. because of a natural gas issue. that's all they are telling us. pg and e spokesperson says 332 people are currently without power. if this should change, we will bring you up to date with the latest. >> all right, let's get sports news, because everybody is talking about san francisco 49ers right now. alex smith and vernon davis were the heros on saturday in the final seconds of the victory over the saints to propel the 49ers into the nfc championship game. >> third down takes the snap. it's good. touchdown 49ers. >> congratulations to you
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mighty men. you guys went out and did that today. >> game ball vernon davis. >> who got it better than that? >> nobody. >> oh, so now it's on. the new york giants coming back to san francisco for the nfc title game. remember this? that was a big block by justin smith. giants lost to the 49ers 27-20. who would have known we were watching the two best teams in the nfc? >> might surprise a lot of people that the giants and 49ers are in the nfc championship game. >> we have a pretty good team here. we go out and play with the best and beat the best. >> i'm just going to go out on a limb. i doubt there will be any speeches that continue to lose starting pitchers. the a's requireset smith from colorado in exchange for pictures and josh. it's oakland's fourth trade
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this offseason. spent 15 home runs and drove in 59 runs last year, but he cannot pitch. number five, catching an octopus in a lie. the octopus couldn't either. >> to thomas robinson. not too much doubt there. number 7, kansas, beat number three baylor. 92-74. usually we have to go to the globetrotters to see this. novak far court. i'm impressed with these between the leg shots and not for the reasons you might think. he is an easy winner down under. number one, sumo wrestling. the poor ref got knocked out of the ring and i didn't see him move for a while, but apparently he had suffered only a concussion and sue sumo
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wrestlers were unharmed. >> he's okay. >> all right, we'll be right back. ,,,,
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