tv CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 10pm CW November 7, 2011 10:00pm-10:30pm PST
you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. people on the east bay going to have to sleep in the stink tonight. live pictures of the oil leak showing no signs of letting up. i want you, mr. cain, to come clean. just admit what you did. admit you were inappropriate to people. >> another week, another accuser. the most recent woman to accuse a presidential con contender of harassment. >> a jury says he was responsible. how much time conrad murray faces for the death of michael jackson. and this is the bay area's newest crime wave. >> i felt someone from behind me. >> phone snatched right from people's hands. tonight, hear from two thieves. >> people are afraid. >> the kind of people they target, their advice to you. >> and good evening, i'm ken. >> i'm dana king.
and we begin tonight with breaking news. a crude oil pipeline on the weapons station has broken. it has been leaking for hours and creating an awful smell. juliette goodrich is there and saying the stench is forcing some people from the neighborhood. juliette. >> we can tell you firsthand, we can smell it, it's a strong sulfur smell. it was worse a couple hours ago. chopper 5 above right now. we want to take you to those live pictures. it is -- no shelter has been ordered, but people are advised to stay indoors. the smell is expected to last overnight. the pipeline is operated by conoco, which operates the refinery in rodeo. the pipeline has been shut down. the cleanup, as you can see, is
on going. and when my photographer and i drove into this neighborhood along holly creek place, we saw the garrett family packing their bags to head to a motel tonight. >> just, you know, headache and scratchy throat. walk in the house and they had hazmat taking readings off our back patio a little while ago and it's there. >> where are you headed? >> to a nice hotel. >> all right, just to reiterate, there is a no shelter in place warning, but again people in this area are certainly smelling the fumes, the sulfur odor and dana, they don't know what caused this leak. they don't know how much crude oil actually leaked. we'll continue to follow this and chopper 5 will be above and we'll talk to hazmat and have another live report for you on cbs 5 at 11:00. >> all right you'll jet goodrich, thank you very much.
>> now to the pipeline rupture on the peninsula. the blast is exactly what they wanted to happen. kit on what caused the pipeline to rupture and how long the repairs will take. >> this is about as close as we can get to the pipeline on foot. you can see it off in the distance covered with the blue tarp. pg and e workers will cut out that section of pipeline and replace it over the next couple days. and in a strange way, pg and e says the fact that it did rupture was a good thing. they say a backhoe scraped and dented the pipeline years ago, but it was never reported. however, the company wasn't allowing cameras up close to the damage to date. the force of yesterday's blast created a hole in the ground five feet across. thousands of gallons of water gushed out, caused a mud slide, and closed 280 for hours. >> this is what we want to have happen. we want to find a weakness in the pipe by doing this. >> carla lives a short walk
away. she says testing is good, but under scores just how old the pipeline really is. built in 1947. >> i'm not an engineer, but it could happen any time. i mean, the more you think about it and the more we worry about it. >> repairing this section will take two days and after that, they'll refill it with water and the whole thing all over again and it should be back in service in a week or so. in woodside, cbs 5. >> a fourth woman is accusing republican presidential hopeful, herman cain of unwanted sexual advances. this latest accuser spoke out publicly today of famed attorney, gloria allred. >> she reached out to mr. kaine for help in finding another job. mr. kaine, instead, decided to provide her with his idea of a stimulous package. >> allred and the accuser, a single chicago mother spoke at a press conference in new york
today. jan crawford with details of the sexual advances the woman alleges cain made towards her more than a decade ago. >> the woman who came forward today is sharon who told reporters cain made an aggressive sexual advance. >> he suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt, and reached for my genitals. he also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. i was very, very surprised and very shocked. i said, what are you doing? mr. cain said, you want a job, right? i asked him to stop and he did. >> a single mother from the chicago area detailed the allegations in a packed press conference with gloria allred by her side. she said she met cain at a national restaurant convention in 1997 when he was president of the group and she worked for
an educational foundation in chicago. the association fired biolick a month after the convention, telling her it wasn't happy with her fund raising efforts. she said she then contacted cain for help in getting another job. >> i called mr. cain's office. >> she told reporters she arranged a trip to washington to meet with cain and said her then boyfriend booked her a room. when she arrived, she had an enormous suite. >> he asked how i like my room, which is kind of normal. i said i was very surprised. mr. cain smirked and then said, i upgraded you. >> after dinner at an italian restaurant, cain drove her by the restaurant association's offices. she said he groped her after he parked the car. >> i asked him to take me back to my hotel, which he did. >> cbs news confirmed two other women reached confidential settlements in the
1990s after complaining of harassment by cain. >> i didn't file a complaint because i wasn't employed by the foundation when this occurred. >> cain has denied all allegations of harassment. the statement released said all allegations of harassment against mr. cain are completely false. mr. cain has never harassed anyone. cain was focusing on the economy and issues that matter to the american people. cbs news, new york. >> in oakland, businesses, not demonstrators threatening action. they are considering a lawsuit for the occupy protest. the chamber of commerce says business is down 30 to 40% since the demonstrations began. members say that people are afraid to come downtown and say that the city should do more to control the chaos. >> this is having a negative effect on how people view oakland. we are in a downward spiral.
>> they are not intending to hurt local businesses. they say they have identified dozens of small shops and restaurants. they are encouraging people to support. >> we have a unique look inside the occupation tonight. one of our producers spent two days living with oakland occupiers. robert lyles with what we learned about the growing movement. robert. >> growing is right. just the past 48 hours, there are more tents here and those inside say that this is an organized movement, but those on the outside, well they criticize all of this as lord of the flies on franco plaza and that is because the past 30 days, this movement has elusive to define. so cbs 5 camped out for this unprecedented look. >> come on in. >> and cbs 5 producer, wilson walker accepted the invite, spending two days inside occupy oakland. >> when i looked outside my tent window, i'm looking at city hall. >> just below the gaze, this
tent city is much more. >> they are building infrastructure. they are laying down pieces of wood. >> exactly who are the people? >> they are the people who are walking through because they are intrigued. >> they are young, liberal, and white. >> they have welcomed and embraced a large number of homeless people as well. >> food is plentiful. there's basic medical aid and far safer than oakland streets. >> i think people out here that actually live on the streets. >> there's a sizable population of self-described resters. >> all the way from wisconsin. i was trying to make it to hum bolt county when i ran out of money. i came here all the way from indigenous country. this is the revolution of our generation. >> camp next to self-described
anarchists. >> that i mean is zachary. i'm the mayoral candidate in the city of berkeley. >> there are people there that will speak very directly and advocate for the destruction of property. that spawned a group of enforcers. >> we had a problem with homelessness. we had problems, we solved that by giving our food. >> there are fights. i saw one instance that looked to be something like a domestic dispute. they aren't being looked after. >> there is no name leader because leaders of social movements are arrested or assassinated. leader or not, weather is eroding this camp. >> after the rain on saturday night, the place was a complete
disaster. it's wet. you hear a lot of coughing in the middle of the night. >> in the 48 hours, our producer was in camp, no sign of police patrol. >> i guess the question is going it be how long can oakland let this go on before you really have some problems? before someone gets sick. someone gets hurt, or you have episodes of violence, which will make this more difficult for the city to look the other way. >> well there is one group not looking away and that is the recall mayor gene quan offer. tonight, they tell me they will start collecting signaturings thanksgiving weekend. dana. >> robert lyles in oakland. thank you. los angeles times is reporting tonight that conrad murray has been placed on suicide watch. little earlier today, michael jackson's doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death. as elizabeth cook shows us, it was a verdict greeted with
cheers. >> we the jury in the involving title action find the defendant, conrad murray, guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. >> a stone faced dr. conrad murray sat quietly as he heard the jury's decision. while michael jackson's sister gasped at the verdict she was hoping for was read. >> michael was watching over us. >> outside the courthouse, a crowd of hundreds cheered the verdict. inside. dr. murray was handcuffed and led off to the county jail. >> michael jackson trusted conrad murray. he trusted him with his life. he paid with his life. >> after a 23 day trial, including 49 witnesses and more than 300 pieces of evidence, the jury agreed with the prosecution's argument that conrad murray's actions and giving michael jackson the
powerful anesthetic in his bedroom were so wreckless that it led to the singer's death. the defense tried to paint jackson as a drug addict. a man so desperate to sleep he injected himself with the fatal dose of propofol after swallowing other sedatives. ed says dr. murray was a victim of michael jackson's behavior. >> he was a little fish in a big, dirty pond. >> can you feel it? the stars are about to align for those who believe. the cosmic convergence coming this friday. >> world war iii starts in just over two hours. the modern warfare that has these people lined up in the cold. >> the nearly full moon from our weather center. we are able to see it tonight. the day the rain arrived.
so how often do you use your cell phone in public? guess what? thieves love it when you do that. tonight, we go under cover to take a look at a new bay area crime wave. criminals bold enough to snatch your phone right out of your hand. they are even bold enough to tell grace lee how they pick their victims. >> this is security camera video of a crime you could easily fall victim to. a cell known robbery. one of dozens reported every week. it can happen during the day,
even in crowded places. >> i had just gotten off of work. >> she was sitting at a bus stop texting her mom on her i foal. >> i felt someone from behind me put their hand on mess my hand. then i raylessed with how horseful they beer, it was in the a joke. >> she tried to hold on to her phone. >> his friend came from the side of me and hit me in the face twice. >> leaving her badly hurt and shaken. many of the hole holdups involved violence. people punched, pistol whipped, even a gun and that's just reported robberies. a lot of victims don't even come forward. >> people are afraid. iphones are being stolen.
>> these two are admitted thieves. they agreed to tell us how they pick targets targets won't call the police. >> it's not worth the trouble to them. >> they say it takes just minutes to wipe a stolen phone clean. >> essentially you pull up the code, plug the cord into the cover. >> it wipes everything clean. you can get $300 to $400. >> where are they selling their ,if anyies. this is the lib of it all. at 7th and market street in downtown san francisco. cruel phones this all the city. >> we went under cover to find out which when apreached, soy some piers seemed very open about it.
do you buy en? this inner smart phone was will the $50 on treat. an i-had glean berry gets more attention. how could such a brazen fencing operation be allowed to continue right out in public? we took the question to joe garety. just blocks away from 7th and market. >> we haven't dropped the ball. >> his department conducts under cover stings, but it takes time. >> our write along with sergeant mark. >> it's so spread out, there's a lot of photographic. >> as we approach 7th and market street. >> that female may be selling
her. he gave it back to her. >> that's a teem call patten, but dutch kai spes the suspect in an act is a whole another store. >> keeping up the fight. but in the meantime, cell phone appers have to use them more. >> you don't want people to know that you have it. >> in san francisco, grace lee, cbs 5. now the victim in this case had to find my phone app, but it deny help. if we're told most of the stolen phones end up in mexico or china. i think roberta found some warm weather for us.
>> later on this week where the temperatures will taboo and now that the sun is already setting earlier at 5:05, the days are getting shorter and colder air mass in place. the temperatures are plummeting. santa rosa at 40 degrees. it is 49 in san francisco and a pair of fours. the weather issue issued a frost at visely. other areas cold as well. are expecting prolonged periods. mid high 30s at the dell faa. so the temperatures tonight, pretty much in the 40s for the most part. starry night. tomorrow, lots of sunshine. 58 to 64 from san francisco to 60 miles to the south. colder air mass in place.
this -- beginning to argue, but tomorrow, nearly 60. otherwise 64 and morgan hill. east of the abay, some of the warmest numbers. and north of the gaten guilty bridge. average high tennessee 65 degrees. your election day bright sunshine rain returns to the area. at least a chance of it on thursday. likely on friday. in the weather center, that's the pin point forecast. sports is next. [ rapid footsteps ] ow!
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