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okay, so maybe i was lying. rain and hail in plays like alviso this morning. by this afternoon, sunbathing in belmont. at the ralston mansion they are gearing up for a wedding of 100 people tomorrow. who in the world would have thought it could rain on a june 2nd wedding? >> told our clients they are pretty safe through the end of april through mid-november but this year has been a total difference of opinion. i don't know. it's been one of the those years where we can expect anything. >> it's been a while since it's been this wet this late in the season. >> reporter: so what's the deal, cbs 5 weather producer billy boon, la nina, global warming, the rapture? >> none of the above. just rainy season going on a little bit but it's going to end. give it another week or so. >> reporter: another week?! yup. prediction are for rain this first weekend of june. it follows the second rainiest may on record. cool. >> 81 degrees in maui this morning. and belmont where i live, 59
degrees. [ laughter ] >> i rest my case. >> reporter: al schneider would rather be resting his case in maui. his temperature is always on his iphone. instead, he is putting together drums for sale in redwood city. outside while he can. and as for the tourists? who is having a good time in san francisco? >> me. >> we all are. >> reporter: yvonne hernandez from mexico looked beautiful today but said she looked even better before the rain. >> a little bit in the morning, i do have a nice hair do and now look at me. >> reporter: here's the good news. as long as it's raining, there is no fog in the city. i live in the buckle of the fog belt in san francisco. and my wife reports today, it is crystal clear and beautiful. in san carlos, mike sugerman, cbs 5. roberta joins us now from the weather center. and we have another big storm on the way. hi, roberta. >> hi there, elizabeth. for tonight according to our live high-def doppler radar we are seeing a break in the
activity just in time for the evening commute. the most severe activity in the form of some showers and thunderstorm is now due east of the bay area. this cell here is the same system that caused that tornado warning to be issued throughout north-central portions of sacramento and yolo county. it has been allowed to expire. what you're looking at here is also an area of pink and gray. that is indeed snowfall in the high sierra. that will continue to fall throughout the evening hours. elizabeth was alluding to a bigger storm. it's a windier system and a big storm is heading this way for your friday. we'll track that coming up next time around. >> all right, thank you, roberta. new details tonight in the case of a missing nursing student. hayward police questioned a female person of interest in the case. the woman was once friends with michelle le. investigators also issued several search warrants and interviewed at least 15 people in le's disappearance. the 26-year-old was last seen friday night. she had just left a nursing
class in the kaiser permanente building in hayward. >> the longer we go, the more concerning it becomes to us. the more likelihood is that it doesn't necessarily have a happy ending. however, at this point we're not in the position to say nor are we of the mind to say that that's where we are today. >> investigators are examining footage from the parking structure's security cameras. in the east bay, thieves carjack a father at gunpoint and take off with his toddler strapped in the back seat. anne makovec on how the 2-year- old did something no one ever expected. >> so i looked down and seen hersch the little baby. reporter: a 2.5-year-old who had just been kidnapped. she was in the back seat when her father was carjacked. the suspects had ditched the car outside this apartment building a few miles away. >> it sounds like the 2-year- old got out of car or got out of the carseat and then got out of the car, but got out of the car somehow and started knocking on doors.
>> reporter: first, larry. >> she raised her head up. i say i don't know you. who are you? she couldn't talk. she just -- mm, mm, mm. i said, what you doing here knocking on my door, you know? mama, daddy... >> reporter: closed his door to put on clothes, so the girl went upstairs and knocked on gabi strong's door. >> i asked her, i said you live here? i didn't understood anything. >> reporter: what was she like? >> sweet. >> reporter: the neighbors called police. >> i was confused. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: it all began at this intersection at around 9:45 last night. the father was driving his car down napa street at alabama street when another car saw him, flipped around, cut him off. two men got out with guns drawn and ordered the father out of the car and onto the ground. the father told the robbers that his baby was in the back seat, but they took the car anyway. >> i can't even imagine, sick to my stomach just thinking about the fact that somebody
would drive off in a car with your baby. >> reporter: while the little girl is back with her family -- >> the mama came running. she was crying and grabbed her. >> reporter: -- the suspects are still on the loose. police only have a good description of one of them, a black man in his early 20s, 5'8", 210 pounds, with shoulder length braids with gold tips. he and the other carjacker were both wearing gray sweaters and jeans and were originally riding in a white '80s model buick lesabre. in vallejo, anne makovec cbs 5. >> and yesterday at a church in morgan hill thieves stole a car with a 1-month-old baby inside. she was found safe hours later and reunited with her family. san jose police are notifying neighbors about a high-risk sex offender in their area. officers handed out flyers around the payne avenue and san tomas expressway today. they say 61-year-old wayne allen page has a potential to reoffend. page was paroled for rape and
kidnapping in february and is now living in the west san jose neighborhood. police do say that page is not currently wanted by law enforcement. more bad news for families in san bruno trying to rebuild after the deadly pipeline explosion. the contractor hired to do the work may go bankrupt. vanderbuilt construction has informed at least five families that it has shut down operations until next week and may even close for good. the families were introduced to the contractor by pg&e. other bay area headlines we're following this evening. the chp is searching for a hit-and-run driver that snarled traffic in oakland early this morning. it happened just after midnight on northbound 880. the driver of an acura rsx crashed into two cars and a big rig before then taking off. a diesel spill from the big rig shut down the freeway for about six hours. no major injuries were reported. san francisco police are investigating a possible hate
crime at the harvey milk center. vandals hit the center late friday night or early saturday morning. a photo lab at the center took the brunt of the damage. 12 windows are all smashed. officers aren't sure if this is a hate crime. liquor bottles and rocks were found nearby. total damage is estimated at more than $15,000. he is the prime suspect in the bryan stow beating. now another bombshell. the other crime he could be linked to. it's a same because obviously it is quite a major thing for coming to san francisco to go on one of the cable cars. >> tourists or locals hoping to hop on one of san francisco's historic cable cars are out of luck today. how long the moving landmarks will be out of service. ♪ [ music ] >> and move over justin bieber. meet the bay area boy band that's turning heads here and in hollywood. ,,,,,,,,
known gang member accused of beating a giants fan into a coma just a few hours ago the known gang member accused of beating a giants fan into a coma took a lie detector test. this after new allegations surfaced against the suspect in a different crime. joe vazquez on new investigation details just coming in. joe. reporter: it turns out there's an attempted homicide an unsolved shooting in nevada. that suspect's name is giovanny ramirez, the same suspect in the bryan stow beating who is so determined, he took a polygraph. suspect number one giovanni ramirez arrived early this afternoon at the lapd's parker center for a lie detecter test, a test which just finished about an hour ago. >> i'm sure this is going to disappoint everybody, but this
is our agreement with the lapd and the district attorney's offices. we are not going to announce them. >> reporter: he swears wasn't even at dodger stadium on march 31 when two men mercilessly beat giants fan bryan stow. ramirez's lawyers insist he had an alibi that he was babysitting and even though polygraph tests are rarely even admissible in court, his lawyers hope it will convince detectives that ramirez is innocent. ramirez previously took another polygraph in his cell last night. can you tell us without giving away the store how did he do? >> that would be giving away the store. >> reporter: meanwhile we are learning ramirez may be connected to a shooting in nevada. a los angeles sister station kcbs-tv uncovered a police report from henderson, nevada, 20 miles southeast of vegas. in the report, officers identify a shooting suspect as giovanny ramirez with a y this time possibly a clerical error. the report says ramirez went to this home in henderson wearing
a black hoodie and blue dodgers ball cap. he and another man flashed a badge pretended to be police officers and lured a man out of the home according to the report. ramirez opened fire shooting the man several times according to the report. that suspect, ramirez in nevada, has the same birth date and physical description as the one in custody in los angeles. according to the henderson police report, the shooting was in retaliation for the death of ramirez's own daughter. klas tv in las vegas says this man was the intended target of the shooting. a man was arrested in 2006 for the child abuse homicide of a baby girl but it was actually another man who ended up getting shot this january. police in henderson say they haven't publicly named anyone as a suspect in that case of attempted murder. ramirez's lawyers say they recognize their client has a, quote, checkered past but they say they are focusing on the stow case and though they are not commenting on what happened with the lie detector today they are saying still that their client is innocent.
live in the newsroom, joe vazquez, cbs 5. one of the biggest tourist attractions in san francisco is out of service tonight. for the first time in 27 years, all three cable car lines are not running. the city shut down the powell mason and powell hyde routes today for work on the lines. they will be out of service until sunday. it was a surprise for tourists, who expected a ride on the historic cars. >> rather disappointed. just graduated from college. we brought them back with the idea of memories of san francisco. it's been a while. and one thing they wanted to do was ride the cable cars. obviously not. >> the city's third line from vanness to drum street has been down since january for repairs. shuttle buses are running in place of the cable cars and they are cheaper, $2 instead of $5. bargain hunters, beware when buying meds online. >> horrified, of course.
>> you won't believe all the fake drugs we found coming through bay area mail. and long commutes driving couples apart. why your relationship may be at risk. >> i love it, it's amazing, incredible. >> got the jackson five, the backstreet boys. meet the boy band started right here in the bay area that is singing their way to the top. jed of june 1, it feels more like april 1. but no joke, no fooling. instead of june 1, it feels more like april 1. we have more rain in the forecast. we'll have more as eyewitness news continues on cbs 5. get an extra 20% off apparel, shoes & accessories with your jcpenney rewards credit card! save on all regular, sale and clearance it no exclusions! go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. we make style affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. hey marcel, watch this! [ buzzer sounds ]
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pouring into the bay area. julie. reporter: buying discounted drugs may have unintended consequences. >> you see pills on an x-ray machine you open it up. >> reporter: and this customs officer usually finds drugs inside. how much do you see counterfeit prescription drugs coming through this office? >> every day. >> reporter: here at the international mailing facility at sfo, most of the drugs confiscated come from asia. they see penicillin, valium and even clothing soaked with opium. >> mostly viagra and cialis. >> reporter: erectile dysfunction medications are the most common counterfeit worldwide. pfizer the maker of viagra says it loses more than $2 billion a year because if. others are including for cholesterol, arthritis, and aids. >> horrified for consumers. >> reporter: this doctor says there are serious risks for consumers who try to save a few bucks by buying discounted
drugs online because they simply don't know what they are getting. >> untreated health conditions is probably the most serious thing that i would worry about, and interactions with medications. >> reporter: according to the world health organization more than 50% of counterfeit drugs don't include the proper ingredients, meaning they may not work and could cause serious side effects. and fake drugs are becoming more common as the w.h.o. estimates 10% of drugs worldwide may now be counterfeit. not surprising, when you look at the loads coming through just this one facility. >> for 2010, we seized over 3 million units. >> reporter: of counterfeit -- >> counterfeit prescription drugs. >> reporter: now, the best way to avoid counterfeit medications is to avoid websites that offer discounted drugs or that offer them without a prescription. while there have been many cases of counterfeit drugs formed in pharmacies it's less likely so go there. >> better to be safe than sorry. >> thank you. long commutes aren't just adding stress for you.
they can also cause rocky roads in your marriage. a new swedish study shows that people who drive to and from work for more than 45 minutes a day have a 40% greater chance of divorce of me to risk of divorce is high -- the risk of divorce is highest during the first few years of commuting. long commutes also lead to obesity, loneliness, stress and insomnia. a day of crazy weather, roberta. are we going to see a break soon? >> we saw some powerful thunderstorms in the bay area today producing some small- sized hail especially around napa and now all that activity is due east of the bay area. tornado warning was sounded before 4:00 right around power balance arena. it's now still producing several lightning strikes, about 25 per hour, as we zoom in. you can see by those flashing areas of backward zs, those are the lightning strikes. we have plenty of precipitation
around marysville, as well. our live cbs 5 camera paints a beautiful picture. but you're not seeing the unstable air mass. that could indeed produce that thunderstorm throughout the evening hours. currently temperatures are pretty much in the 50s and in the low 60s with an exception of a few mid-60s towards the delta. if you are out and about number- wise pretty much in the upper 50s and 60s for the next "60 minutes." and the winds have been blowing out of the west 10 to 20 miles per hour. tonight partly to mostly cloudy skies. there is still a risk of a thunderstorm with a scattered shower due to the instability with the air mass. so the bottom line is we still have showers in the forecast through thursday. thunderstorms a possibility tonight. friday a bigger wetter windier system rolls this way. it's still planted way out there over the eastern pacific right on the heels of today's system. so this is what we can anticipate through the overnight hours. again, some clearing, but then by tomorrow morning's commute, hit and miss scattered showers, primarily to the north bay and around the peninsula. tomorrow's temperatures gradually rising.
still not seasonal but 50s, 60s, trying to get up there towards that 70-degree mark. 17 degrees towards the delta. otherwise we have a bigger storm by friday night through the weekend. we'll dry out by tuesday of next week. meanwhile, we have some video to share with you at this time. we take you to the northeast, massachusetts. this is springfield, what you're looking at is a tornado developing and actually this would be referred to as a waterspout but it did move onshore, touched down, did some damage. a full-fledged tornado, very much not indicative of that part of the country. but picked up today, elizabeth, on video. look at it as it swoops up the water and gathers momentum before it moves on shore. incredible. >> unbelievable! wow. thought we had some crazy weather here. yikes. move over, justin bieber. a bay area boy band has hollywood knocking. grace lee tells us what these modernday kids have in common with the doors. reporter: what would bring
together a 17-year-old skateboarder, an acrobat, a cyclist and an artist? what else but rock and roll. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: this is how the modernday kids, or mdk, spend their weekend and think wouldn't have it any other way. >> feeling is indescribable ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: they play just as hard even when there is no crowd except for the drummer's 7-year-old brother timmy. so who are these kids from san ramon? meet drummer keller o'rourke, the band calls him the backbone of the group. while the guitarist, nick hayes, is the sensitive one. bassist matt makes those tender teen hearts flutter. front and center, lead singer tyler simpson. ♪ [ music ] ♪ you take me away >> tyler's the cute one.
♪ [ music ] >> i love it all. it's amazing. incredible. tyler is great. >> are they cute? >> yeah. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and hollywood is knocking. the same manager who launched vanessa hutchins career in "high school musical" wants to work with mdk. >> they think they are ready to break. the word from a manage their came over a couple of days ago was these boys are ready to pop. >> reporter: well, it's not quite beatlemania. but if it's up to these girls, fame and fortune can't be too far away for mdk. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: in san ramon, grace lee, cbs 5. ,
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people caught pointing them at planes could face fines as high as $11,000. last year, there were over 2800 laser-pointing incidents nationwide. it caught the world's attention. a colorado family who told authorities their son floated away in a balloon. the incident captured on live television back in 2009 turns out the boy was never in the balloon. now the boy's parents say they plan to auction off that balloon. they want the money raised to go to earthquake and tsunami relief in japan. the parents spent time in jail. terms of their probation prohibit them from profiting from their story. the cbs evening news is coming up tonight at 5:30. here's harry smith with a look at some of the stories they are working on for tonight. harry. >> reporter: hi, liz. the dow takes a big hit. do new numbers today indicate another economic slump on the horizon? plus, new information about why moammar qaddafi will not be leaving libya. and an approach that could make
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