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hospital. we're waiting word on their conditions. and for that matter, why it made this driver lose control in the first place. reporting live, i'm joe vazquez, kpix 5. a toxic scare at a sonoma county elementary school. high levels of lead detected in the drinking water fountains at healdsburg elementary school in sonoma county. kpix 5 reporter emily turner is there live where parents got some good news today. emily. >> reporter: they got very good news. just within the last five hours or so the health department came back with new test results of water testing here ter elementary school. it shows only traces of lead. so well within the legal limits of lead. they can breathe a sigh of relief but the school won't go back to the way it used to be. it will be bottled water for the remainder of the school year at healdsburg elementary school. the lead scare was a false alarm but even so school administrators aren't taking chances. >> recently administered tests at the school site revealing
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that we are actually within federal limits and the water is safe. >> reporter: murky water was tested around thanksgiving. they shut off water to all the drinking fountains and brought in bottles as backup but they didn't tell parents until this week. and plenty of them are put out about it. >> as soon as i saw the water that was provided, you had to figure that out. >> reporter: you found out from the newspaper? >> yes. >> reporter: was that up setting? >> um, a little bit, yeah. yeah. of course. >> reporter: but so far, no children have turned up sick and now that they have discovered the lead levels are within the legal limits the concern is calmed down among parents. but the district's caution remains. these fountains will stay dry until the problem is fixed with a redone system. the superintendent says he learned a lesson of his own. >> in retrospect, given, you know, the sensitivities nationally in the news i think it probably would have been a good idea. >> reporter: so to those parents who would have wished
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they had known sooner? >> i agree with you. >> reporter: the health department took 15 samples from inside the elementary school. those all had traces of lead but within the legal limits. they say that's likely from aging pipes and an aging plumbing system which is exactly why the school says they are going to do a major overhaul this summer. live in healdsburg, emily turner, kpix 5. we're following breaking news of another mass shooting. authorities in heston, kansas, say up to four people have been killed and as many as 20 have been injured. this happening at a lawnmower business called excel industries in the small city north of witchta . police say the suspect is an excel employee and has been killed. they say there are a number of crime scenes. a news conference is expected sometime later on this evening. we'll keep you posted on any new details. blame a change in the seasons. but we could be paying a little more for gasoline in the days ahead. kpix 5 reporter mike sugerman
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on what's pushing up our low, low prices. mike. >> reporter: kenny, how low can you go?! it's been pretty good for the past year in california. well, starting this weekend, you're going to see a different sign at the gas stations. just remember what it was like in the past. savvy drivers know where to steer. >> this is actually the lowest i have seen it lately. i think it's $2.03. >> reporter: way below the california average which today is at $2.29 and it's cheaper other places. but maybe not for long. >> i think gas prices are likely to rise. >> reporter: he has followed the literal ups and downs of california gas prices for years. at uc-berkeley's energy institute. every year at this time, refineries move from a winter blend to a summer blend, which costs them more make. >> past years it hasn't been unusual to see the prices go up 10 or 15 cents in late february and it has occurred that it has gone up 20 or 30 cents. >> reporter: that's more likely
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this year in southern california where a refinery that went down last year remains closed. and there was a lot more of that cheaper winter blend that they had to get rid of. northern california may get a bit of a relief. >> if we saw a big spike again, that would be very disappointing. californians have been paying a lot more for gasoline than the rest of the country. >> reporter: even taking into account higher taxes and stuffer standards with reasons still unclear, let's not forget when it costs to fill up more this weekend. >> gas prices were $4 five years ago and from the east coast and i never thought i would see gas prices anywhere near this again in california. >> reporter: i'm a native californian and i never thought that either. old max there filled up his motorcycle for $5. that's next weekend it might be $5.25, $5.50. coming up at 6:00 i'll tell you an easy way to get cheaper gas when you're driving around. in berkeley, mike sugerman, kpix 5. hundreds of students turned
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out today to oppose cuts at a popular school. san francisco state university. an overflow crowd time to a meeting about how the college of ethnic studies may have to downsize. it could lose 40% of its staff because of budget cuts several years ago. and now a reserve fund drying up. students say this field of study is crucial to their education. >> this study of culture and the study of histories that have not been, you know, fairly represented throughout history, um, is essential for our survival. we have many students here that are either mixed race -- multiple ethnicities. >> it was founded in 1969 after students demanded a more diverse curriculum. san francisco state's president is trying to assure students the college will be funded at the same level next year. apple is asking a federal judge to rescind her order forcing the company to help with the san bernardino terror investigation. apple says the fbi is seeking dangerous powers through the
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courts. it says hacking into the phone used by one of the shooters would set a road map for criminals. on capitol hill today, sillicon valley congressman mike honda agreed. >> what the fbi requests will echo beyond this case. it will create a weakness that can be exploited by attacks on apple by those seeking to gain access to the new code the fbi seeks. these possibilities must be weighed against information. >> other bay area political heavyweights are siding with apple including congressman zoe lofgren and house minority leader nancy pelosi. california senator dianne feinstein adamantly opposes apple's position. feinstein is a member of the senate intelligence committee. she is pushing legislation to require companies to unlock data under a court order. now apple engineers are in a race to design an unbreakable iphone to prevent apple's own engineers from hacking the phones. designers hope the added
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security can appear in the next version of apple's operating system and iphone. campaign 2016 now. we are less than 30 minutes away from the final republican debate before super tuesday. the five remaining candidates will be facing off in houston. for four of them the main goal is to stop a surging donald trump. he has had three straight wins. and the pressure is on. texas senator ted cruz to win in his own home state if he wants to stay in the race. meanwhile the democrats continue to try to gain support among black and latino voters. bernie sanders held a rally in ohio. hillary clinton held a town hall in south carolina the site of the next democratic primary on saturday. a massive cargo ship cruise into the port of oakland today. the benjamin franklin can carry more than 18,000 containers. kpix 5's don ford on how people are getting their best look yet at the ship during this visit. >> reporter: just before dawn, the largest ship ever to visit a u.s. port slipped into san
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francisco bay headed to oakland. the giant ship seen here in time lapse dwarfs the four tugboats needed to get it safely docked. much larger than an aircraft carrier. longer than the empire state building is tall and wider than a football field. photographer alex schaeffer says she has never seen anything like it. >> ginormous. >> it's amazing. it's amazing. very excited. >> reporter: how excited. >> from one to 10, about 10. >> reporter: handling the tens of thousands of containers on and off the ship isn't easy. >> you need efficient operations. because once you discharge all though containser from the ship you need to get them out of the terminal on to the final destination. >> reporter: and that means trucks, lots of trucks, miles of trucks. and also hundreds of railroad cars to transport the cargo.
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but most folks are just in awe of the sheer size of the ship. >> i have the opportunity, why not, to see it. >> reporter: the ben franklin is scheduled to leave tomorrow at 7 a.m. in oakland, don ford, kpix 5. still ahead, the story of a ten-year-old hero. >> the little girl who lost her life while saving two neighborhood toddlers. >> plus, espn reporter erin andrews demanding justice in a hotel peeping case. the courtroom admission today. >> and a woman trying to sell her louie vuitton baguettes a tough lesson on making deals online. ,,
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tonight we're learning: shey and her husband pa new details about the bizarre murder mystery in brisbane. tonight we are learning shelly titchener and her husband paul had filed for divorce in san mateo county superior court 15 years ago. it results in unspecified
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custody action. she was missing february 13. then sunday night investigators found a torso near the dumbarton bridge in fremont. that may belong to shelly. still no positive id on the body. paul titchener committed suicide off the bay bridge on tuesday. police say he was considered a person of interest in his wife's disappearance. other bay area headlines. san francisco ready to pay for police body cameras. the board of supervisors approving more than $2 million for that project. the deadly police shooting of mario woods has people calling for greater transparency. meanwhile, in sonoma county, dozens of tips from concerned pet owners after two animals were poisoned earlier this month. a horse named cowboy and a dog named rosie died after eating cookies tainted with oleander, a toxic plant. officials say they have identified a person of interest but no arrests have been made. not good enough. the state water board says californians cut back water use
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by 17.1% in january. it's the fourth straight month californians have missed the 25% conservation goal set by the governor. a little girl who made a huge difference in her short life. >> she is truly a hero. she will forever be my kids' guardian angel. >> parents in awe of a young neighbor who saw danger and sacrificed her own life for her friends. >> another afternoon with hazy sunshine throughout the bay area. about 3 to 5 degrees warmer some of you in the upper 70s. but things will change as soon as tomorrow. and that change involves some rain. details and the timing hour by hour next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this is the san diego street a growing memorial tonight for a little girl being called a hero. this is the san diego street corner where 10-year-old ke'arre larson pushed two friends out of the way of a runaway car. >> she saved both my daughter's life. my two kids that i have. both of them could have been gone in an instant. >> she was a big sister to them. apparently she would give her life for my kids. >> she is truly a hero and she will forever be my kids' guardian angel. >> the two kills that she saved
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suffered scratches center being pushed to safety. police are trying to figure out how the car shifted into neutral allowing it to roll down the hill. a firefighter was critically injured battle offing a malibu wildfire. the 22-year-old woman was airlifted out of a canyon after being hit by pay boulder one of 60 prison inmates on a firefighting crew. the flames broke out before dawn two miles north of the pacific coast highway. the fire burned 10 acres before crews stopped it. a key moment today in the high-profile legal case involving espn reporter erin andrews. she is suing the marriott hotel in nashville where a stalker took nude video of her. andrews says the hotel is also to blame because they gave out her room number and allowed the stalker to get a room next door. >> it would have been below
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acceptable standards to tell this man that erin andrews would be staying in the hotel, right? >> they should not have given that information. >> andrews has cried at times this week during the case. the jury is expected to watch the video which was posted online and andrews is suing for $75 million. big changes coming for the upcoming baseball season. runners have new restrictions in how they slide into bases. kpix 5's vern glenn explains what will likely be called the chase utley rule. >> reporter: good evening, everyone, from mesa, arizona, where we had a little news today from major league baseball which implemented a new rule to protect fielders from base runners. >> didn't even start plodding until he was even with the bat. >> reporter: the rule was put in place after the dodgers chase utley broke mets shortstop rubin tejada's leg sliding into second during last year's play-offs. no longer can a runner go out of his way to take a fielder
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out of play at second base. in those cases, the runner is out. . >> it's skilled to slide and prevent a double play. it's within reason. you hate to see a guy' season end base of a play like that. so i think it's a good rule. >> it's something the game has to be adaptable and we're going to have to adopt to it. >> reporter: the a's will find out more about this rule in a team meeting tomorrow morning just before their first full- squad workout. in mesa, vern glenn, kpix 5. mavericks couple of weeks ago and now some of the world's best surfers are taking on some giant waves today in hawaii. locals call the contest the eddie in memory of a legendary surfer and lifeguard on the north shore of oahu. today the waves were between 40 and 50 feet high. so the competition went forward
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for the first time since 2009. well, if you are lucky to have the day off maybe you stopped by the beach to check it out. it was beautiful. >> that's stunning out there. and really nice weather. you don't get the huge temperature profile. 90 at my house and 48 at the beach. we'll be warm all the way to the beach. it will be all week long. we'll talk about a high surf advisory. hope you enjoyed the 70s today, because they are gone for a couple of days. the pattern is changing suddenly now and perhaps not so subtle next week. all that sunshine outside 75 in san jose. 72 in oakland. we are near 70 at the beach. 71 in san francisco. this time tomorrow, i expect mendocino county will be receiving some light rainfall and even a chance of light rain in san francisco, oakland and fremont late tomorrow evening. if you are heading to the beach tomorrow and saturday, the waves will pick up. the west swell is up.
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it's a significant storm 1,000 miles offshore. 11 to 14 feet. strong risk of rip currents. the kids will love to go into the water. keep your eye on them. if things look rough, enjoy time in the sand because surf will be rough for the next two days. oakland tonight, milder. a little muggier, too. 51 degrees. fremont 48. san jose 49. and napa 45 degrees. this will be the mildest morning of the week. things are changing. even though tomorrow i'll just tell you right now is not going to be much rainfall another rain chance on sunday,ers that not going to be that much rainfall. the pattern is beginning to break down. that month long pattern with a huge ridge of high pressure which kept us dry and warm almost every day, now notice this dip in the jet stream right here. carved out in that red color. these are the jet stream winds. it's beginning to work its way toward us. now, it's still well offshore. by the time we get the jet stream to the coastline it's still rising to the north up toward the pacific northwest. that path of least resistance. but it's beginning to change. about 7 days from now, it may be a more significant change. we'll have to watch. tomorrow morning the cloud cover begins to increase. tomorrow evening it's here. and then about 7, 8, 9:00 we get a band of very light rain
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showers moving through the bay area. you get .10" of rain, consider yourself lucky. so what to expect? a little bit foggy and humid overnight, cool side of average. cloudier tomorrow with a few late-day showers and after a dry day on saturday there's a different rain chance sunday evening. neither one should cause to you change any outdoor plans but a few minutes of showers friday and sunday. temperatures tomorrow: dry saturday, showers on sunday. next thursday the jet stream or storm track makes its way finally to the bay area. we may be talking about significant rain a decent soaker moving in about a week from now. so the pattern looks like it is breaking down. may take some time to get there. >> it's easier to know the nice weather if you know the wet weather we really need is coming. >> enjoy the sunshine. >> don't put the skis away yet. >> not yet. paypal is one of the most
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popular ways to pay online. >> but some critics say the company is unfairly taking sides in some disputes. consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains. >> there were very few made. >> reporter: joanna santiago loved her pocketbook but said selling it made sense. >> it's money sitting in a closet. >> reporter: so she listed it and got a discounted price for $800. >> i could tell she wanted it just the same way i wanted it a few years ago. >> reporter: two days after shipping the bag she got delivery confirmation from the post office. but the next business day, she was surprised to find an email from paypal saying the buyer claims she never got it so joanna sent paypal the tracking information and was shocked paypal still sided with the buyer. >> i'm left with a missing bag and paypal withholding my money. >> reporter: she is not the only one. complaints online range from, quote, they will always side with the buyer, to sellers beware, paypal focuses on
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buyers. >> they have a policy we think of the buyers almost always right. >> reporter: bay area lawyer anthony fer ring go filed a class action suit claiming enemkpali and its former parent company ebay didn't give sellers a fair shake in spite of the fact that paypal's website promises world class security for sellers. >> when ebay and paypal promise they are going to do what they can to protect the sellers and keep their money safe, they have a duty to do that. >> reporter: in response, paypal says, quote, we've carefully reviewed the complaint and do not believe there is any merit to this lawsuit. we planto vigorously defend ourselves. joanna thinks her buyer never intended to pay for the bag. she said she discovered too late the buyer had negative online reviews. >> i'm done with paypal. >> reporter: now, that's one of the most important things. whether you're buying or selling, you should always read online reviews about who you're working with. apparently this person had reviews with similar instance.
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there are other payment option available including one from facebook and apple. but paypal is still of course the biggest name in the business. >> would insurance for the post office have handled this? >> you know, it's hard to tell you about generally when you get insurance it's the buyer who is paying the insurance not the person who is shipping it. so it wouldn't necessarily have been standard for her to buy insurance when shipping it. the buyer would have gotten it. >> all right. thank you. coming up a coast guard mission goes horribly wrong. >> what happens when the rescuers need rescuing. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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distress call near queens, w york. a scallop fishing boat had n rough waters for a challenge for the coast guard. a rescue boat capsized during a distress call near queens, new york. a scallop boat ran aground near shore. one by one the seven fishermen were airlifted to safety. earlier a coast guard boat tried to find them in the dense fog. but his sandbar and capsized. in the end, everyone made it to shore safely. a kitten left abandoned in fresno has a new lease on life.
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>> her name is sally ann and she has a memorable face. the coloring of her fur makes her look like she has a moustache. she was left in a salvation army bin an act that put her in mortal danger but a worker found her in time called the local cat shelter and soon she will be offered up for adoption. >> a little bit like charlie chaplin with the eyeliner on. so cute. we'll be right back. und) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise. symptoms worsen because your heart isn't pumping well. (water filling room) about 50 percent of people die (dog whimpering) within 5 years of getting diagnosed. but there's something you can do. talk to your doctor about heart failure treatment options. because the more you know, the more likely you are... (dog whimpering)
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newsroom. new at 6:00 tonight: a marine biologist could g . tonight her i'm allen martin in the kpix 5 newsroom. new at 6:00 a marine biologist could go to jail for getting too close to sea otters. tonight her act is setting off debate among nature lovers. did her work to help wildlife cross the line? and the feds' major policy shift over immigration deportation. the death of a young bay area woman inspiring a new crackdown on sanctuary cities. plus, facebook's ceo furious at his employees. the graffiti that he is calling malicious. those stories and much more tonight coming up at 6:00. >> thank you. that's it for kpix 5 news at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> allen and veronica will be right back here at 6:00. and remember, the latest news and weather, always on captions by: caption colorado
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>> pelley: tonight's republican cbate takes on new urgency. it could be the last chance to catch trump before next week's super tuesday. usso tonight, elizabeth palmer takes us inside syria at a turning point in the civil war. >> reporter: there is certainly no cease-fire here at the moment, and there's not going to be any time soon. >> pelley: daylight reveals the destruction done by a night of violent storms. and will this idea take off? r ans for a wide body aircraft for wide bodies. >> at the end of the day, it's kingabout making money. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. tonight, the five republican presidential candidates are hog


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