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live from the cbs bay area studios this is kpix5 news. tonight: the gunman's connen to the bay area. hostages running for their lives, commandos pour in ending a 16 hour standoff, tonight the gunman's connection to the bay area. i'm ken bastida.
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>> i'm veronica de la cruz. the hostage taker was one of three people killed in a cafe in downtown acidy, australia. police -- sydney, australia. police say he made demands to have an isis flags delivered to him and threatened to set off bombs. in the end no explosives was found. the man was born in iran but sought asylum in europe. last year he was charged an accessory in the murder of his ex-wife. tonight her godfather told our christin ayers he had a bad feeling about the gunman from the very first time they met. >> reporter: that was just over a decade ago. i spoke to that hayward man earlier and he told me just as you said, he had a bad feeling about the man who would be the sydney shooter. months later. monis was accessory.but sp >> he's scam artist, oh, yeah, liar, scam artist. >> reporter: from his hayward home tonight this man was
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shocked to learn who was the gunman in sydney. khalid met monas and said he was so abusive to his god daughter. >> he was abusive to her, he did not want her to talk to anybody. >> reporter: but they had two children together so, after a month in haywood she returned to australia. she was murdered, stabbed and burned about six months later. monas was accused of being an accessory but spent little time in jail. >> two weeks later he was out on bail and if he would have still been in jail, this would have never happened. >> reporter: khalid told me he really lied monas was an extremist when he found out he'd been writing to families of australian war veterans killed in iraq.
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>> my god daughter was innocent. her kids were innocent. >> reporter: khalid said one of the lies monas told was about his personality. he claimed for years to be egyptian and had a passport to back it up. it wasn't till today that khalid learned he was iranian. >> monas of 50 years old. the australian prime minister said while he had a long criminal record he was not on any terror watch list. we're not done yet, another storm headed our way tonight. brian hackney is in the weather center. >> even the lingering effects of the storm that just went through still being felt tonight. some very heavy cells moved through mill valley and you can see there's a half cell about to move into the great highway and the sunset district of san francisco and meanwhile moving into parts of san rafael and out san pablo bay is the heavier cell that earlier caused a real downpour in south
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marin. we'll have real downpours tonight and tomorrow we get hit again. first tonight's low trigger showers. when that low approaches, we get strong showers coming into the bay area. the bottom line is more rain tomorrow especially setting in in the afternoon hours. we'll set out the amounts and timing in all this and another system toward the end of week. we'll tell you all about it in a few minutes from now. andria borba is in san jose tonight where today's bad weather caused some heavy duty damage. se to see where the wrath of mother nu ck nats rain a c >> reporter: the pca crews have been at it out here for 12 hours and about 30 minutes ago they successfully restrung power lines on two poems that collapsed overnight still causing massive problems. work is still happening now. ived within minutes...but the da was done... 13.15.13 they h live wires on that last hou and this house and it went andria >> very, very loud like a bomb. >> reporter: you don't have to look hard around the villa
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theresa mobile home park in south san jose to see where the wrath of mother nature struck, a crushed carport here, discarded high voltage equipment there and repair work continuing well into the night in another driving rainstorm. two electrical goals, cables and a transformer came crashing down -- poles, cables and a trammer came crashing down around 8 -- transformer came crashing down around 8:30 this morning. >> very scared. >> reporter: homeowners came running outside with rain falling, water on the ground and live wires everywhere, a move pg&e says was very dangerous. >> cables around the house, so that's why he was over here because his house wasn't safe. >> they actually had about four houses red tagged so that they couldn't go in until they had the problem fixed. >> reporter: firefighters arrived in minutes, but the damage was done. >> so they had live wires on that last house and this house and went that way. kind of nervous.
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>> reporter: now the power was prestored in the mobile home park around 3 p.m. pg&e crews told me they'll be out here until 3 a.m. working on the project. turns out that wasn't the only damage. in foster city this large tree came crashing down on a parked car. a truck driver couldn't stop in time and he slammed into it. he was not hurt. down o on san francisco's telegraph he hull heavy rain caused some rocksliding -- telegraph hill heavy rain caused some rocksliding. crews worked to stablize the hill scraping off the loose rocks. we have one death related to the storm. a teenage boy was crushed by a falling tree in south lake tahoe. 14-year-old dejon smith left and when his family reported him missing, his body was found
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under a 50-foot tree. >> i said my baby was dead. i knew it in my heart. >> police of looking into exactly what happened. -- police are looking into exactly what happened. tonight pittsburgh police say a 17-year-old shot three people and then went to school. that's where he was arrested. the teenager opened fire on a party at his house on auburn drive last night. one person was killed, two others wounded. police arrested the alleged gunman in class this morning. the two who survived are expected to fully recover. another protest in oakland tonight calling for an end to police brutality. a crowd of hundreds gathered at lake merritt when they lit candles and held a quiet vigil. no problems were reported. earlier police arrested more than a dozen protesters outside opd headquarters. one group linked their arms together with pvc pipe bearing the message silence is violence. others chained themselves to the entrance of the building.
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a glass door was broken while police cut the protesters free. tonight ann notarangelo says a veteran police officer is on administrative leave because of what he tweeted about the protesters. te: "threaten me or my family a will use my god given and l and duty to kill >> reporter: officer phillip white is seen talking to young people about consequences for their actions in this video. >> you got to use your brain! >> reporter: some believe little thought was used when white directed two tweets at protesters who have been demonstrating against police brutality saying, "threaten me or my family and i will use my god given and law appointed right and duty to kill you #copslivesmatter. he later tweeted by the way, if anyone feels they can't breathe or their live matter, i'll be at the movies tonight off duty carrying my gun. >> i saw them in very trio vit
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-- in vitrio with somebody with a badge and gun and the authority to use it. >> reporter: this man is demanding white be fired. >> this is a police officer that felt that there would not be any sort of accountability for these type of attitudes, behaviors and threats and that's where he's wrong. >> reporter: san jose's police chief issued this statement. "the comments made on officer white's private social media account do not reflect the thoughts or feelings of the men and women here at the san jose police department, nor do we condone this type of behavior." ann notarangelo, kpix5. >> tonight mayor chuck reed called the officer's statement inappropriate and insensitive. only on 5 tonight thieves clean out a san jose home while the owners were out helping the homeless. >> escape from alcatraz, it was supposed to be impossible, but three convicts did it. tonight 50 years later scientists say they have proof those prisoners could still be
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we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. 20 year old aubrey andrews o ne months time is running out to find a missing woman due to give birth any day. 20-year-old aubrey anders of sacramento is nine months pregnant. she left home nine days ago and no one has been able to reach her since. her husband says she left with nothing but the clothes on her back and she left her 3-year- old son behind. >> she had said that mommy's gone. i wouldn't want my son to grow up without his mom. just let us know you're safe somewhere. >> at this point police say they have no reason to suspect foul play. they think it's possible aubrey could be with friends or family in southern california. no one wants to see this 10 days before christmas, a crash sent fedex packages flying in new jersey this morning.
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yours could be amongst those. police say the driver swerved to avoid a tire and then crashed. fedex sent another truck to pick the packages up. the company said there will be no delays in delivery. t. but tonight talk about low, a couple of grinches ripped off a san jose couple while they were at a charity event, but tonight the husband and wife tell len ramirez they're not going to let the crooks ruin christmas. >> there was a lot of jewelry in here and they just emptied the boxes. they emptied these bags. they emptied this, emptied that. >> reporter: sylvia martinez doesn't know the exact dollar value of all the jewelry burglars took. >> this is where i had my dad's gold bracelet and the two diamond rings. >> reporter: it was easily in the thousands, but she does know the sentimental value of her lost family heirlooms, priceless. >> they took jewelry that belongs to people that have passed on. you can replace computers, cameras, everything else you
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can replace except your grandmother, your dad or, you know, your mom has given you. it would be nice to pass those along to your grandkids. they're gone. >> reporter: burglars broke into the martinez home on coconut drive saturday night filling a king size pillowcase with jewelry and cash, but what hurt sylvia and her husband tony even more was they were out doing good while the bad guys broke in. >> while this picture is being taken somebody is in our house stealing our property. >> reporter: sylvia and tony are the founders of the boulevard bombs low rider car club. every december club members and their families deliver food, blankets and clothing to the homeless shelter and toys for needy children at christmas in the park. >> we're out there doing charity work and we come home to this? >> reporter: getting ripped off won't change their giving spirit. why do you do all this? >> we have to. it's just a good feeling to help. >> reporter: the home is
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equipped with surveillance camera, but they're all pointed towards the front. the burglars broke in through the back. the family says they'll have to upgrade their security system. in san jose len ramirez, kpix5. tonight we've learned it was a small piece of plastic tarp that brought service to a halt on b.a.r.t.'s half million dollar new oakland airport connector. service was disrupted most of the day when a train tangled on the tracks friday. b.a.r.t. recovered a small piece of the material. it's unclear how big it was to begin with, but b.a.r.t. says the size wasn't the issue. >> the piece of plastic that got into an area where two pieces of machinery need to meet and meet precisely and so as it traveled along the way, created a foot of damage. even a $484 million system will have some service disruptions from time to time. >> b.a.r.t. tells us it plans to put more
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inspectors on the tracks more often to keep something like this from happening again. tonight dutch scientists claim they've solved one of the bay area's biggest mysteries, the mystery of alcatraz. >> as mark kelly tells us, they say the hollywood version got it wrong. bay waters in th nat(movie clip s >> no one has ever escaped from alcatraz. >> reporter: hollywood made the story a legend, three prisoners escape from the rock. then what happened? did they survive crossing the frigid bay waters in the dark of night? archers discovered timing was everyg for a successful escape. 4:38 university of tech >> yeah. i saw the movie and i knew the story. >> reporter: at a conference in san francisco tomorrow dutch scientists will reveal that the three prisoners could have absolutely made it across the bay alive. >> it's very plausible that they made landfall. >> reporter: to figure out what happened in 1962 on that night researchers needed two key pieces of information from here at alcatraz.
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[ audio difficulties ] >> timing at which time. >> reporter: three hours before the convicts were swept into the pacific and after midnight swept further into the bay but paddling between 11:00 and midnight northward the prisoners would have had a good. >> the at reaching land. that's where these scientists say hollywood got it wrong. the prisoners could not have reached angel island. >> they ended up at the northern senator of golden gate bridge. >> reporter: what are you thinking in your gut happened? >> i'm hoping there are three old men waiting at the presentation tomorrow. >> reporter: maybe you'll get to meet them. >> that would be great. homeland security is heading down can only be if you watched scorpion earlier tonight, you may have seen a familiar face from kpix5 news. >> reporter: a freelance contractor with homeland
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security is heading down into the earth and can only be described as a risky endeavor. >> that's our very own ann notarangelo making a guest appearance. the role for her was a big stretch. yes, she had to play a tv news reporter. >> wow, she's so good. >> did a great job. i believed it. >> i wonder how many takes did they do? >> take one. >> that's right. her fell blow actors came up and said you're -- fellow actors came up and said you're really good at this. we're excited for her. she is terrific. ann is great, so good for her. as we head out tonight, there's some pretty heavy cells coming down in the north bay, an accident on the golden gate bridge and a road closure in sonoma county. it's a mess up there and more on the way for tomorrow. as we come in close, heavy cells about to move into san francisco and also rain sprouting all the way from the coastline right around stinson beach and sprouting across san pablo bay. we'll get showers from time to
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time tonight. traffic is stacked up on the golden gate. there is an accident at midspan. you can see the streets are recently wet by the rain that just passed through. san francisco now 53 degrees, san jose at 50, santa rosa a 50 as well. reminder to be careful. the recipe for an accident, just add water. there will be a little tomorrow morning during the commute, not as bad as this morning. out the door scattered showers, a peek at the sun, temperatures 50 degrees starting out tuesday morning. we get periodic activity tonight, a few showers. this is 8:00 tomorrow morning. there's some sun, some clouds and a little rain. we're generally easing off on the showers, but watch the left- hand side of your screen. here's what comes marching in the bay right around midday tomorrow. by early afternoon we've got showers. we begin to light up along the shoreline until 3:00 in the afternoon very strong cells from davenport to the san mateo county coastline up through marin and sonoma. it's by the intersection of the road at 121 and 12 where you
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take a left hand turn to go into the sonoma city hall at broadway. got the road closed out there until this sub sides. rainfall past 24 hours we're saying 1 1/2 inches in san francisco, .69-inch in san jose, san rafael almost 3 inches of rain. that's beginning to creep up to where we had it last thursday, 1 1/2 inches in petaluma and more rain over marin county. tonight the next 24 hours another inch coming down in the south bay with more in the santa cruz mountains. so a rainy day by midday tomorrow develops. wednesday we get lingering thursday. thursday is mostly cloudy skies and then we'll get a break with finally some drying out after a weak system on friday. after all this it looks as if we'll finally go to an extended dry period beginning on saturday. christmas looks dry.
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>> good. i'd probably cast you as a meteorologist. >> the only reason i said that, too, is they always have you do things 25 different times. >> i think they stopped at 24. all this california girl wanted for christmas was a new heart, tonight how bay area doctors made her wish come true next. ,,,,,,,,
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>> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by covered california. one california girl already got the ultimate christmas gift, a brand-new heart. >> last christmas 14-year-old lizzie johnson of shasta lake was in the hospital. she was too sick to get on the transplant list, but this year she improved enough to qualify. in august she received her new heart. tonight her family is looking forward to spending the holidays at home. econd chance kind of, that it. i can actuall >> last year we were basically working on what if's and this year we get to concentrate on living. >> everyone wants to live, live their life and do things that they've always wanted to do and now i have a second chance kind
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of that i can actually do those kind of thing. >> lizzie has to take a daily dose of 27 pills, but doctors say so far she's doing great. you... raider fans, you'll want to see this. it involves jon gruden and a decision you're going to want to hear. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the bank of the west sports report is next on kpix5. >> nfl up top and as always we'll hit you with jim harbaugh, yeah, get used to that name being mentioned a lot. this weekend he will do something he hasn't done as head coach of the 49ers, coach a game with no playoff implications. yesterday 17-7 loss in seattle officially ended the 49er playoff hopes which were already slim before the seahawks loss. even in defeat harbaugh was proud of the team's effort. raiders" rumors are done... >> our team played with valiant effort and in a lot of ways i've never been prouder in our team for the guys that showed up, for the guys that fought. in a lot of ways never been prouder. jon gruden return to the
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raiders rumors are done. gruden announced on monday night football tonight he has signed a new contract with espn through 2021. the former raider coach was rumored to be their next head coach. former a's pitcher jon lester was introduced by the cubs today after signing a six year deal. the cubs want to see if lester can concentrate on the mound as well as he did at his press conference today when his son hudson took over. >> sold me on the fact of their playing and what they thought this team -- >> wasn't able to convince you to stay. >> i can't tell you how many time i've heard from him. hey, stop. some interesting -- what are you doing? all right. just stand here, okay? with houston today. lowrie t hey, another former athletic changing uniforms, jed
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lowrie signed a three year contract to return to houston. he hit .249 this past season. he played in houston in 2012 prior to being traded to the a's. time now for the top five. no. 5, cleaning guys get up there fast, rock climbing record just over five seconds, impressive. no. 4, won't see many interceptions like this made. st. patrick robinson on monday night football. party...thats beat the bears 31-15. no. 3, when cross fit training goes bad. ♪ in the man zone ♪ no. 2, it's a block party. former warrior kent bazemore and the atlanta hawks. this was impressive and no. 1, buck khris middleton, be a hero, son.
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a buzzer beating defeat, phoenix suns 94-93. we'll be back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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because of 2 separ want to give you a heads up it's gridlock on the golden gate bridge right now, a couple of separate accidents near vista point northbound traffic backed up for miles all the way to the marina in san francisco, moving but very slowly. so head up if you're heading home. >> david letterman is next with emma stone. >> our next newscast tomorrow
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morning at 4:30. >> have a good night! ( band playing "late show" theme ) >> from the world headquarters of cbs television, throughout the solar system and beyond, it's the late show with david letterman. tonight... plus paul shaffer and the cbs orchestra. i'm alan kalter. >> dave: and now, the pearl of the orient... david letterman! (cheers and applause)

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