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new problems for samsung, tonight what else is exploding next on cbs5.
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investig live from the cbs bay area studios this is kpix5 news. we have breaking news tonight. right now deputies are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a shallow grave in a bay area university. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. here's what we know so far. the human remains were found near a parking lot at sonoma state university. the sheriff's department says a university employee discovered a shallow grave near parking lot m this afternoon. it was located in a rugged area covered by brush. crime scene investigators and detectives are out there gathering evidence. the university put out a campus alert to all students. at this point we don't know if the remains are from a man or woman, how they died or how long they had been there. authorities are asking people to stay away from the area as they continue to investigate.
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tonight elections officials in santa clara county have a plan to prevent voter fraud on tuesday. teams with special id badges will be checking votes midday in 210 different precincts. the goal, to make sure there is a faster and fair vote count. more on that in a home, but first the latest numb -- moment, but first the latest numbers. the latest presidential polls show two battle ground states are too close to call tonight. according to the quinnipiac university poll, hillary clinton leads donald trump by just one point in florida and clinton is three points ahead in north carolina. tonight veronica de la cruz shows us now both nominees are pouring money into their tv ads. >> these final days of the election hillary clinton's campaign more than doubled its ad spending. donald trump is spending more than $1 million a day on ads. donald trump and hillary clinton are painting dire pictures of what it would be like if the other won the
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election. >> imagine with me what it would be like to have donald trump sitting in the oval office come next january. >> if hillary clinton were to be elected, it would create an unprecedented and protracted constitutional crisis. >> trump campaigned in florida today pitching himself to minority voters. >> the african american community and the hispanic community are really understanding what's going on and you see that right now. >> president obama campaigned on clinton's behalf in north carolina. >> i hate to put a little pressure on you, but the fate of the republic rests on your shoulders. >> hillary clinton campaigned in arizona and nevada. >> you have six days to convince everybody you can talk to to get out and vote. lorida. >> both campaigns aired three national ads during game seven of the world series tonight. clinton depicts trump as unfit for the presidency, but trump says he is the outsider that
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can bring change. now president obama stays on the campaign trail for clinton tomorrow in florida and melania trump will make her first solo appearance stumping for her husband in suburban philadelphia. here in the bay area bay area campaign offices were buzzing tonight. the focus? the all important swing states. andria borba shows us. hillary! hillary! >> reporter: for all of their differences democrats and republicans are doing the exact same thing tonight. they're phone banking, just not in the golden state. >> right now they're calling arizona. >> we're calling outside of california. california will vote for hillary. >> reporter: while volunteers get out the vote registrars offices are preparing for the heavy lifting on november 8th with a whole new way to pick up ballots. in solano and santa clara counties ballots will be picked
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up midday from precincts to get them counted sooner. >> all of our machinery here will are working 24 hours a day with staff flattening ballots and counting them until we can go final. >> reporter: the ballot pickups will also happen in yolo county. no sleep for the election workers or volunteers. >> last night we had an overflow crowd here of people streaming in to say where can i get on the phone? i've got to make calls. >> santa clara county has a record 875,000 registered election voters in this election. elections officials are encouraging everyone to take advantage of early voting this weekend. in the newsroom andria borba, kpix5. this bay area couple planned to celebrate their anniversary in costa rica. instead they're campaigning in nevada. joe vazquez will have their story tomorrow night at 11:00. kpix5 will have extensive campaign 2016 election night coverage. we will bring you behind the
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numbers analysis with political insiders melissa kahne and phil matier and the rest of our kpix5 team. uthern california. we don't have to tell you traffic in the bay area is getting ugly. we used to brag that we had a leg up on southern california here, but not anymore. kpix5's mark sayre on why bay area gridlock is spiraling out of control. mark? e in los >> reporter: well, ken, all quiet here tonight, but commuters in silicon valley are really feeling the pinch. in fact, a new study says some of them have it even worse off than drivers in l.a. you don't have to look far during rush hour in silicon valley to see gridlock from highway 101 through sunnyvale to milpitas to san jose, but now a study makes a surprising finding. more people with long mega commutes drive into and out of the valley than they do in los angeles. does that surprise you? >> not at all. >> reporter: why not?
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>> i used to live down near the l.a. area and it's just about as bad here. >> reporter: the intersection of highway 280 and 680 in downtown san jose is a prime example of the problem. the study found about half the commuters to silicon valley come from outside the area from places like san francisco, alameda and san joaquin counties, this, of course, one of the primary ways out of the valley at the end of the day. >> it's pretty bad between 3:00 and let's say 8:00 you can't get anywhere. >> reporter: the study was conducted by joint venture silicon valley, a regional think tank of public, private and academic leaders. any commute over 90 minutes one way is considered a mega commute. more than 5% of drivers in silicon valley face that each and every day. that's nearly a full percentage point more than in l.a. the group says a lack of affordable housing is the predriver of the problem, -- the real driver of the problem, more so than the freeway infrastructure, but drivers say they feel the l.a.
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style commuting pain. >> it's very bad especially on the 101 corridor, 87, 280. there's no respite. everywhere you go there's traffic. >> reporter: the study comes at a time when voters in santa clara county will consider a half cent sales tax increase to pay for transportation improvements. reporting live in san jose i'm mark sayre, kpix5. tonight federal investigators trying to determine the cause of monday's apartment inferno in oakland. the atf national response team arrived tonight at the scene on lester avenue. federal and local investigators will sift through the debris, try to figure out how the fire got started. the search for san francisco's new police chief is down to three final candidates tonight. according to the chronicle, acting chief toney chaplin is one of those finalists who took over after former chief suhr
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resigned in may. warning tomorrow at bay area beaches, waves could cop 20 feet. the coastguard urges extreme caution. people in bodega bay want to get rid of an abandoned fishing boat they say reeks of fuel, but no one wants to pay to move it. here is the story. >> reporter: she's been the talk of the town ever since she showed up unexpectedly september 11th. >> everyone that came in would be like oh, have you seen the boat? have you heard about it? have you seen the story? >> reporter: she's talking about verina, ii, the commercial fishing vessel that ran aground to be abandoned by her owner in bodega bay. >> the guy running from the law left it there and ran. it was his boat. i heard a lot of stories. i don't know if that was actually true. >> reporter: the owner was
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arrested shortly after his coastguard rescue. now the state parks are left trying to figure out what to do with the boat because removal is expensive. >> i think the quote so far between between 100 to 200,000. >> reporter: the coastguard tells us the boat does not pose any environmental threat. they removed all the fuel and potentially hazardous federal from the vessel more than -- fuel from the vessel more than a month ago. with 20 plus foot waves verna is at risk of being ripped apart. >> it's going to possibly break it apart or damage it. >> reporter: but unless someone decides to step in and take for the removal verna will stay put giving the small town something to speculate about. >> stuff like that doesn't usually happen here. that roar you heard about an hour ago was the chicago cubs breaking the curse. they won their first world series title in 108 years. fans erupted in cheers outside
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wrigley field tonight, a lot of people calling this one of the best world series games ever. our sports director dennis o'donnell will have much more coming up later in sports. cell phones exploding, that's bad enough, but tonight a california lawyer claims samsung's problems are even worse than you realize. >> it's been two years since robin williams died. tonight his widow is shedding new light on the actor's struggles with illness. >> turns out there's a much cheaper alternative to epipens, why aren't doctors prescribing it? ,,,,,,,,
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are trying to figure out tonight. students at santa rosa high showed who would trash a high school theater? students at santa rosa high school showed up to school
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yesterday to discover their set and props had been trashed four days before their show. here they are cleaning up the mess and making repairs. they say they are angry and disappointed, but that snapchat video may lead police to the vandals responsible. a woman forwarded it to police and says she knows the two guys allegedly involved. despite the setback the show must go on. santa rosa's high production of trojan women is expected to open friday night. samsung feeling the heat from the galaxy note 7 debacle, now a self-lawyer says there are more problem -- california lawyer says there are more problems the company needs to answer for. kpix5's betty yu is here to explain. >> he's talking about a model other than the note 7 which has been recalled and banned from planes, but his phone has a similar ion battery found in the note 7 responsible for causing multiple phones to blow up. this is what's left of a
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samsung f6 that had its battery badly damaged and here's another example of one that blew up. >> i put down the phone and said this is too hold to hold against my head. he put it down, plugged it in and it caught fire on his home desk and he knocked it off on the desk and it landed on the rug causing a fire on the rug. >> reporter: demetrius martin bought this phone for one of his employees at his theater production company. he was on the other end of the line when this happened and he's one of the plaintiffs in the nation's first class action lawsuit that identifies other models as dangerous, the f6, f7 and s5. >> consumers should not have to live in fear walking around that their phone is going to burst into flames in the middle of the night when they sleep. >> reporter: the lawsuit seeks reimbursement and a recall. >> samsung has been aware of problems and dangers with their
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lithium ion batteries going back years. >> reporter: it happened to demetrius' phone in late 2015. >> i think it's important that we can't lack on safety. that's one of these things where i want more people to realize that these things are volatile. they still use chemicals in the batteries and the safety is no. 1. >> this suit applies to people who bought phones in california over the last four years. today samsung said in a statement it does not comment on pending litigation but stressed issues with the galaxy note 7 are isolated to only that model. betty yu, kpix5. tonight we're hearing from robin williams' widow speaking out about the actor's struggles with sickness. on cbs this morning susan schneider williams said lewy body dementia drove the marin comic to commit suicide. the disease causes
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hallucination, loss of memory and confusion. >> it got difficult for him to interact with people. >> susan schneider williams has written an editorial for the journal neurology titled the terrorist inside my husband's brain. for months now we have been reporting on the soaring price of those life saving epipens. now we've learned there's an alternative that costs hundreds of dollars less, so why aren't doctors prescribing it? julie watts investigates. >> every six minutes a life threatening illness sends someone to the hospital. >> reporter: the commercials are intended to raise awareness. >> it's kind of scary because that can potentially happen to me. >> reporter: marcus is among the estimated one in 13 children with food allergies, two in every class, in just one bite away from a potentially
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deadly allergic reaction. but thanks to epipen's marketing they know -- >> ism pen would like help me breathe. -- epipen would like help me breathe. >> reporter: which is why marcus' mom was so frustrated when she learned the drug manufacturer mylan increased the price 500%. >> some parents said they were thinking about keeping an expired pen. >> reporter: this generic epinephrine auto injector has been on the market since 2013 and is fda approved for the same use, contains the same medicine. pharmacists and doctors say it's as safe and effective as the epipen brand. so why aren't they prescribing it? >> it's like kleenex. we don't say facial tissue. when i think of an epinephrine auto injector, the first word that comes to mind isism pen. >> reporter: mylan has done an
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exceptional job promoting the epipen and has contracts with schools around the country. so when it comes time to prescribe an epinephrine auto injector, the term epipen is easy to write and many hadn't realized it had grown so expensive. complicating the matter, confusion over how to write a prescription for the cheaper generic. >> there are many providers who think i'll write epipen or generic equivalent who aren't realizing the pharmacist can't substitute it. >> there isn't an equivalent to the epipen device specifically. >> reporter: the american pharmacist association explains even though the medication is the same the auto injector is technical for another brand. >> legally we would have to fill it as epipen unless we call the prescriber to change it.
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>> reporter: we found some large chain pharmacies don't even stock the alternatives because it's so rarely prescribed. >> the fda has shown if you have they've or four different drugs in the marketplace, you're likely to have a lower and more competitive market. >> reporter: that may soon be the case. in addition to this epinephrine auto injector, mylan is working on an authorized generic and another brand audi-q is bringing back its generic. when mary recently refilled marcus' prescription, his doctor did write auto epinephrine ininjector, so instead of the epi she got this. now it's her turn to bring the awareness. >> i'll inform my school. >> you can order a free trainer from the website. the primary difference between this and the epipen, the generic has two caps instead of
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one. you of hold it 10 seconds instead of three -- you hold it 10 seconds instead of three and the needle doesn't reach tract after you're done. -- doesn't retract after you're done. >> if your pharmacist does not carry that generic, you can ask for them to order it. the recreational dungeness crab season opens saturday with one catch. the california department of health warns you not to eat the guts of the crab caught north of point reyes. dademoic stud -- demoic acid has been found. for us one rain chance over the next seven days, not tonight, not right now. we're showing you the immediate weather on kpix5 hi-def
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doppler. if you're heading to the beach tomorrow, swells running 15 feet or higher, put waves on top of that. the waves will appear to be 20 feet or higher tomorrow. we'll get some significant storms throughout the fall and winter. that will be the first one. it is not calm to our north and west at the beach tomorrow. chopper 5 earlier, what a nice sunset, temperatures running 11 degrees warmer near the water, the opposite of summer. it's 60 in oakland and san francisco but only 49 in santa rosa. you drop to 42 tonight, fog torso nome a valley, napa 45, oakland 50, mountain view 49, fremont 48 degrees. ridge of high pressure keeping us sunny the next several days. until the ridge moves we will not see any rainfall. tomorrow will be a very nice day. grab your sunglasses. temperatures warming into the 60s in san francisco before
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lunchtime topping out around 70 degrees in the afternoon, beautiful, sunny, calm, very little wind. what also is beautiful, a little bit of rainfall moving in over the weekend. it arrives late saturday evening. it will rain saturday night. the rain should be gone by sunrise sunday. it's a bonus. we get the rainfall, but it won't really impact your outdoor plans over the weekend. tomorrow mountain view 71, concord 72, san rafael, vallejo, san francisco sunny, 7 degrees. friday is the warmest day. we cool down, a little cloudier saturday. very early sunday morning we'll have rain showers, but you'll be sleeping that extra hour because we fall back and next week we look mainly dry. pleasant weather. we could use a little more rain, but we have time to make that up. this popular bay area grocery store chain is getting a new owner. >> here are tonight's guests on the late show with stephen colbert.
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the mae gave her top executive managed aa huge pay raiseet, and a lavish car allowance, run up a deficit, then cut jos for local teenagers, and cut after-school program. no wonder tchronicle called mae torlakson "flat-out unprepared" for the assembly. they endorse tim grayson. as mayor of concord, grayson balanced the budget every yer while doing more for kids. tim grayson for assembly. man: in cities big and small, newspapers all over say it's time. woman: time to legalize and regulate marijuana in california. man: time to "vote yes on prop 64." woman: it's "better for public health, for law and order and for society." man: "it makes sense to regulate and tax" marijuana. woman: "prop 64 would bring discipline and oversight." man: "prop 64 is the first step
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toward a rational drug policy." woman: "it's time for a new approach." man: vote yes on 64.
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>> closed captioning is sponsored by living spaces furniture. tonight safeway getting
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ready to take over a local grocery store chain. >> adronico's is selling its five bay area stores to safeway for an undisclosed price. the sales are expected to be finalized in the next six weeks. the stores will be renamed safeway community market. an epic world series ends with a bang. the party in chicago is burning the midnight oil and might continue into spring training, the unbelievable events that led up to this bash next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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imagine a more memorable wod series...the magic of game n captured the all the drama, em given the lift it is hard to imagine a -- history it is hard to imagine a more memorable world series. the 108 years of a drought unmatched in sports history. charlie sheen better known in cleveland as wild thing. rick vonn top of the 6th cubs up 5-3, but chicago's david ross, final game of his career home run off andrew miller. it was 6-3. it's now 6-4, bottom of the 8th. the indians rajai davis, the former a, former giant just tied the game. look at lebron jacked out of his mind. then a 17 minute delay.
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top of the 9th, ben zobrist two on and it's going to put the cubs in front. they were up 8-6. it's now 8-7 with two outs. >> here's the 0-1. this is going to be a tough play. the cubs win the world series! title since 1908... >> yeah, chicago wins a game for the ages, 8-7 in 10 innings. they come back from a 3-1 series deficit to win their first world series title since 1908. >> it's really great for our entire cubdom to get beyond that moment and continue to move forward because now based on young players we have in the organization, we have an opportunity to be good for a long time without the neglect dialogue. the burden has been lifted. it should have never been there in the first place i don't think, but now we can move forward. >> after throwing a franchise record 513 yards against the bucs and leading the raiders to
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a 6-2 start quarterback derek carr entered the mvp discussion. just don't expect carr and his teammates to discuss the quarterback's campaign. >> halfway through the year it means nothing. >> we every we have week -- we have week eight, week nine. >> it's great for you all to talk about. we're on to the next game. >> we'll be right back. remember this guy? he's the drug company big shot who raised the price of a lifesaving pill by five thousand percent.
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said he wished he'd raised it more. prop sixty-one targets drug company price-gouging to save lives. the drug price relief act will save californians nearly a billion dollars a year. join the california nurses association and aarp and vote yes on sixty-one. the drug giants won't like it. they prey on our children, spending billions. addicting 17,000 california kids each year. eventually killing one-third of them.
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now tobacco companies are spending millions to... defeat prop 56. because in every state that's raised tobacco taxes, smoking rates go down. so who are you going to trust? pediatricians, cancer groups and the califronia pta who all... support prop 56. or the tobacco companies trying to kill it.
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the u.s.those of us whoof freedserved in the military are very proud of that. i believe very, very strongly in our country and what we stand for. i went to iraq in 2004 to fight for freedom. for generations, our troops have sacrificed for our freedoms. one of the most important things we do is vote - to protect that freedom. i'm tom steyer. let's make the people we're so proud of, proud of us. please. vote. vote. vote. vote. before you vote watch the
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late show with stephen colbert next. >> tune in at 4:30 tomorrow morning. we'll have all the news you need to start your day. >> the late show was taped earlier so we don't know who won the world series. for that reason we have two messages. is there congratulations, cleveland. you played great ball. your city should be proud. this is the kind of triumphant win that makes us briefly forget your mascot. i also want to say congratulations to this goat. as you know in the owner cursed the chicago cubs because they kicked his goat out of gaiment. apparently the curse worked really well. goat, your power is undeniable, and we stand in awe of your black magic. all hail evil goat! wooo!

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