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started. when ground was broken in 2013 it was a tower without a name something that would rise out of the massive transbay terminal dig and reshape the skyline in a way we could only try to imagine through animations of the future. the transbay tower became the "salesforce" tower in 2015 thanks to the largest lease ever signed in san francisco and at that point, crews were still just working on the foundation. by 2016 the building was pushing upwards about the same time another skyscraper grabbed our attention. >> in this particular characters we knew it was sinking except for our inspectors couldn't figure it out. >> reporter: so maybe it's because we looked away for a moment but this tower is now impossible to ignore. moving the skyline up to the south and decidedly away from the skyline we have known since about the early '80s. >> the transamerica pyramid now looks like this dainty little
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form on the far end of town over by coit tower. >> reporter: all right. we are going to give you a quick traffic report from 900 feet above the city. that is battery and market streets which as usual is completely clogged up. now, we have all been watching this building go up for the past couple of years now. i think really the last couple of months is when everyone has stopped and started to notice this thing. it peeks over hills and over really the entire city as you can see. and coming up at 6:00 we'll talk about how this building got here and what it means for the city not just as far as the skyline goes but for a very quickly changing city. this building kind of signifies that, allen. >> i have a fear of heights. wilson, obviously, you take a building like this and you add is to the city skyline. it's not by accident, this is very much by design. wasn't it? >> reporter: well, right. i think anyone who has been around san francisco for a long time knows that the city has
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wrestled with what the skyline should look like whether you like it or not. there were tremendous fights for decades over all the buildings which are now well below us here. but this building is the product of a whole bunch of things. um, just the -- the -- the taste that the city has and what the skyline should look like, the economic forces that are driving the city obviously right now, so ahead at 6:00 we'll talk about how all those things added up to together to give us a building that will change this city forever. >> great perspective. wilson walker, thank you. switching gears, new at 5:00 the manhunt is over for the bay area man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend right in front of her two young children. kpix 5's jessica flores is live in richmond with how police found him. jessica. >> reporter: elizabeth, they found him in sacramento and we were here at the richmond police station as detectives drove him in and just moments ago we actually saw him walk out into a van. he is headed for jail now. and he did have something to
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tell us. he tells us, he claims he didn't do it. arrested on murder charges. >> any thoughts at this point? >> no thoughts. >> reporter: now handcuffed and being put on the bus to jail. >> do you have to say for yourself? >> they got the wrong man. >> reporter: richmond police snapped this picture of 43-year- old lawyer dushan mcbride, moments after detectives arrested him in sacramento. he was eating at a fast-food restaurant. >> i think we caught him by surprise. >> reporter: the suspect was on the run police say after killing his ex-girlfriend, 29- year-old ra shanda franklin in front of her two young children. surveillance video starts seconds before the ambush shooting the victim driving up to the stop sign at rheem and 29th. the suspect pulling up beside her. that's when police say he killed her then took off. the victim's two young sons in the back seat. residents rushed in, taking the children from the deadly scene. >> the baby was saying, i misses my sunshine. that's what he calls his mom.
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i miss my sunshine. my sunshine is gone. >> reporter: today police thanking residents for stepping up after they asked the public to look out for the suspect and his silver mercedes-benz. investigators say a wave of tips came in leading them to sacramento where they found the suspect and the car. >> this is kind of a -- a proving point that it takes the entire community to -- to really solve crime. and this is such a great example and we really appreciate the public to help us. >> reporter: and police won't say exactly what led them to this suspect but they are crediting good detective work and also all those tips from the public. they say they also got help from the u.s. marshals service. in richmond, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. the search is on for a man accused of kidnapping his four- month-old daughter last night. the baby madeline was found safe this morning in livermore. police say that they are father michael took off with her from the residence in hotel in mountain view. the mother tried to chase the
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car but couldn't stop him. wallen who you see is heavily tatooed was last seen driving a blue altima with paper license plates and collision damage in the front and back. a traffic alert a nightmare on 880 all afternoon. all because of cement truck flipped over in fremont. the chp says the truck hit another car causing it to overturn and spill cement. crews blocked off three of those northbound lanes near thornton avenue while they cleaned up the mess. they have just reopened them. but a look from our traffic computer shows there is still a massive backup. the slow traffic on northbound 880 stretches all the way back to milpitas. the founder of a private school in mill valley has been charged with embezzlement. kathleen marie mecca was arrested in florida where she now lives. she retired from the mount tamalpais school in 2015. she is accused of diverting more than a million dollars from a school account for her personal use. the widow of the pulse
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nightclub shooter will head to orlando where she will face federal charges. noor salman has been held at the santa rita jail since january. according to newly released court documents, she was expected to be in court monday to fight extradition. but she waived the right to the hearing and agreed to go to florida. noor is charged with aiding and abetting her husband omar mateen. the gunman was responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. the trump administration appears to be taking a hard- line after a chemical weapons attack in syria. 86 people were killed more than half of them women and children. kpix 5 political reporter melissa caen following the story for us. >> reporter: president trump says his feelings towards syria's president have changed in the wake of the attack. and at the u.n. today there were harsh words for those who the u.s. claim allowed it to happen. >> we saw rows of lifeless bodies, some still in diapers. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, nikki haley, held these pictures at the security
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council today standing just feet away from the representative of russia a country the u.s. claims is protecting a mass murderer. >> how many more children have to die before russia cares? >> reporter: she said the united states is running out of patience with the united nations where russia uses its veto power on the security council to protect syrian president bashar al-assad. >> when the united nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action. >> reporter: she said take our own action. she didn't say exactly what that action will be. >> it costs a lot of lives for me when you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal,
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people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines. >> reporter: president trump was also vague about his plans but it seems he is moving away from his prior stance of not getting involved in syria. >> i do change. and i am flexible. and i'm proud of that flexibility. and i will tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me. my attitude toward syria and assad has changed very much. >> reporter: now, russia says it was an air strike that hit a rebel chemical stockpile that caused the deaths but the european union, turkey and israel agree with the u.s. that the syrian government is to blame although neither side has produced any evidence to show who was responsible. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons is investigating. president trump's political guru steve bannon is no longer serving on the national security council. he announced that decision last night in a memo. his role on the council had been criticized by many who
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said it was inappropriate for a political adviser to play a role in security matters. one key member of president trump's inner circle spoke exclusively to "cbs this morning." his daughter and new presidential adviser ivanka trump. cbs' gayle king asked her why she is not more vocal about certain issues like women's rights and climate change. >> i would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence. i think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard. in some cases, it's through protest and it's through going on the nightly news and talking about or denouncing every issue in which you disagree with. other times, it is quietly and directly and candidly. so where i disagree with my father, he knows it. and i express myself with total candor. where i agree, i fully lean in
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and support the agenda and hope that i can be an asset to him and make a positive impact. >> gayle king also asked about ivanka trump's husband jared kushner and his role in the administration. his recent dealings with iraq and mexico despite having no military or political experience. >> so, you know, jared is incredibly smart, very talented, has a norm must capacity. he is humble in the recognition of what he doesn't know and is tremendously secure in his ability to seek informed viewpoints. he has an amazing team that my father has built at the white house and that he has built that's helping work on each of these initiatives. >> when asked about the criticism that the trump family is benefiting financially from the white house, ivanka trump said it wasn't true. in her case, she said, she would be doing much better
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financially if she was continuing to run her business. still ahead, a potential breakthrough for bay area researchers and adha. >> how videogames could make a huge different for kids with adhd. >> plus a symbol of our country making a comeback here in the bay area. where bald eagle nests are showing up. >> and critics calling out pepsi for its latest ad. how it combined a member of the kardashians, protestors and police. ,,
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they've been spotted recently... taking flight above the south bay. experts say the boom is largely a result of environm new at 5:00 bald eagles make a comeback in the bay area. they have been spotted recently taking flight above the south bay. experts say the boom largely a result of environmental protection laws. kpix 5's kiet do live at
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curtner elementary school in milpitas where the eagles are nesting. kiet. >> reporter: yeah. for bird lovers it does not get any easier than this. here we are right in the city, on a public street, where you can just drive up park and look across the street and see an eagle nest. their numbers are booming. and they are not showing any sign of slowing down. at curtner elementary school in milpitas mother nature is giving students an up-close lesson. eagles are in a tree in front of the school. >> what do the birds say. >> aw, aw! >> reporter: that's what an eagle sounds like? >> yeah. >> reporter: the professional sports photographer lives right around the corner. and he has been coming every day for the past two months. he shot these photos of the eagles carrying branches to the nest flying back home with a fresh kill and feeding on prey. the male eagle is easy to identify. he is missing a feather on the left wing. >> my cousin lives in alaska and she tells me to go there all the time for these birds. but now i say, i'll just go in
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my backyard and take a look at 'em there. >> reporter: there are now 19 known eagle nesting sites in the bay area. from napa to santa clara county. decades of conservation and habitat protection means the bald eagle is now off the endangered species list. >> we are not poisoning them. we are not shooting these birds anymore. and we're seeing a recovery the likes of which we never imagined. >> reporter: the eagles might be incubating eggs but we don't know without looking inside the nest. this man snapped these photos after watching and waiting for hours. >> they are not bothered by people or children and so far not bothered by anything. >> reporter: the eagles have been providing daily teachable moments. stan was at a morning pledge of allegiance when one flew right overhead. >> this is quite amazing actually. this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. >> reporter: so the experts tell us it makes a lot of sense why the eagles are here. really easy for them to fly over to the bay, hunt for fish,
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and then come right on back. so we are talking about 19 eagles nests in the bay area. if you look at the entire central coast there are 40 nests. >> it's fantastic. a lot of people are going to be curious. they are going to want to see for themselves. what's the best advice? >> reporter: yeah. so you can come down here to the school. this is on the redwood avenue here in milpitas at curtner elementary school. to get the best angle you have to enter the school property. but the school asked that you do not do that while school is in session. we're live in milpitas. kiet do, kpix 5. thank you. new at 5:00 a new videogame developed right here in the bay area could help kids with adhd. kpix 5's devin fehely on the unusual treatment that's getting attention. >> reporter: from the time stella entered kindergarten life was a challenge. >> a lot of reports from teachers she couldn't sit still or pay attention and was disruptive in the classroom.
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>> reporter: she has sensory processing dysfunction. think of it like sensory overload where taste, touch, sight or sound can overwhelm the child's brain. over the neck decade, she tried dozens of therapist with modest success until she became part of a study at ucsf which encouraged her to play a videogame. >> we are making a more palatable way to train the goal. it's not entertainment. it's trying to have the kids exercise their brain in a very specific and prescribed fashion. >> reporter: the researchers have asked us not to show the game, which can be played on a phone or tablet, it's part of a nationwide clinical study to test if it's effective in treating attention deficit disorder but swartz says the change in her daughter after the initial six-week study was remarkable. >> she never came down ready for school dressed in her life until she did this. well, maybe after 7 years they figure it out? but i had never seen that
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happen before. >> reporter: researchers are encouraged, as well. they say a third, 7 out of 20 children with attention deficit in the initial study saw their symptoms disappear after playing the game for as little as 30 minutes a day. >> i would never say cured. i would only say they got below a threshold that typically is related to these kids having attention problems. >> reporter: in san francisco, devin fehely, kpix 5. we are getting our first virtual tour of the raiders planned new home in las vegas. take a look. the nfl released this video giving us a look around the proposed stadium decked out of course with raiders colors and logos. but it also shows what the field would look like for unlv football games. it also includes a look at how the stadium would transform for concerts and events. the nfl gave the raiders permission to move to las vegas last week. they will play in oakland for at least the next two seasons. pepsi is admitting a big fail. it just pulled a commercial starring model kendall jenner over what critics call a tone
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deaf depiction of protestors and police. kpix 5's morning anchor kenny choi shows us. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: the new ad shows supermodel and little sister of kim kardashian west, kendall jenner, in the middle of a fashion shoot when throngs of protestors pass her by carrying peace signs. the fashion model whips off her wig, wipes off her lipstick and grabs a pepsi before fist bumping her way through the crowd. then handing the pepsi to a police officer, seemingly solving the problems of the protestors. [ applause and cheers ] ♪[ music ] >> reporter: many quickly took to social media to blast the live for now ad. making a comparison to this widely circulated photo of "black lives matter" demonstrator ayesha evans last year. she was arrested at a protest over the death of alton sterling by a baton rouge police officer. while kardashian jenner matriarch chris jenner boasting so proud of you kendall jenner, others weren't impressed.
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music video and film director joseph kahn tweeted i have been studying commercials for 30 years and kendall's pepsi ad is legitimately the worst one i have ever seen. other tweets read, pepsi just made the commercial of the year for coke. another one said, i can't believe kendall jenner stopped police brutality with a pepsi. we achieved world peace. late this morning, the company issued a statement saying, quote, pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. clearly, we missed the mark. and we apologize. we did not intend to make light of any serious issue. pepsi also apologized to kendall jenner. kenny choi, kpix 5. >> so far, there's been no official statement from kendall jenner. liz, we are looking for rain and what better vantage point than high atop the brand- new "salesforce" building looking toward the former owner of the crown of the transamerica pyramid. beautiful shot. the weather not as beautiful. we'll have the forecast coming
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it's looking like it's clouding up a little bit out there. >> a little bit. >> beginning to look a lot like christmas! >> i wish! [ laughter ] >> you're not half wrong because we're going back to the middle of winter rain on the way strong winds gusts up to 60 miles an hour. it's all happening within 24 hours. a strong storm on the way for the bay area! as we look live right now, out toward the bay bridge, it's mild at the moment. temperatures still in the 70s. concord 73 degrees. livermore 73. san francisco has 62. we are going to cool down tomorrow. the hi-def doppler already picking up a few light little splashes of rain up in the north coast. most of that is probably not even hitting the ground. overnight tonight we'll have high clouds over the bay area. the numbers will get down to just 48 in santa rosa, 50 at fairfield and 53 in san
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francisco. sun-up tomorrow morning, 6:46 a.m. but there won't be much sun with that storm on approach, you can see it's low pressure that's up in the gulf which is already beginning to fetch this moisture in the bottom part of the trough and it's this that's going to be on the way to the bay area. so this moisture will approach, it will hit tomorrow, right during the evening commute. i mean, 5:00 and 6:00 tonight, wham, that's when the cold front comes through. it will be a windy evening tomorrow night, too, with as i mentioned gusts up to 60. that's in the higher elevations but even down below we'll get metropolitan gusts of 30 miles per hour. so a wet and stormy night tomorrow night. futurecast bears it all out. tomorrow morning we begin with maybe a little bit of rain up in the north bay. this is at 7:00 tomorrow. we wake up cloudy everywhere as the day goes on watch this wham! by 6:00 tonight, some of the heavier cells begin to move n and you will see how it's evenly split between the north bay and south bay. we all get a fairly decent amount of rain and then a stormy night tomorrow night between 6 and midnight. and after that, we'll get more scattered showers.
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so friday continues a little bit wet. here's friday night at 6:00 from time to time heavy rain. and in terms of amounts, don't do too badly. 2.5" on the peninsula by the time it's over saturday morning. with an inch in the south bay and 4 inches in the santa cruz mountains. at the same time, high wind alerts posted for the bay area hills with gusty winds. so mainly cloudy tonight, a few drops in the early going on thursday. rain and wind by the tomorrow evening. temperatures drop by 8 degrees tomorrow and the extended forecast a stormy night tomorrow night. friday lingering showers. saturday a few drops, as well. sunday a break. next chance on wednesday. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,
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"hi allen and liz... here's the cbs evening news: [take vo number dangerous weat the "cbs evening news" is up next. scott pelley is here with the preview. >> reporter: hi. up next, we are tracking another round of dangerous weather more is on the way. plus, the irs will soon hire debt collectors to pursue delinquent taxpayers. and we'll have one woman' secret to living stronger and longer. all that coming up in a few seconds on the "cbs evening news." look forward to that. thank you for watching tonight at 5:00. as we say good-bye, how about another live look from the top of that "salesforce" tower. it will be the tallest building in san francisco. another live report coming up at 6:00.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the president says syria crossed a line. >> that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me. rd attitude toward syria and assad has changed very much. >> pelley: and the u.s. response: >> i'm not the saying i'm doing anything one way or the other. ni pelley: also tonight, tornado warnings go up across the south. destructive storms hit the region, and more are on the way. the i.r.s. is getting ready to send private debt collectors after delinquent taxpayers. and living stronger. swu don't want to cross swords with this quinquagenerian. she is as sharp as ever. >> once my knees give out, hopefully by then they'll be able to put new ones in that still work, and i'll just keep going.

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