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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. they have a big job to do and they have a lot of work hide of them. and we are just putting all our faith in the lapd right now. >> family reacts to a bombshell in the bryan stow case. two new suspects arrested. what's next to the man who claimed his innocence all along? >> and san francisco police change their story. why they now say they didn't fatally shoot a young man. good morning, it's friday, july 22. i'm grace lee. frank has the morning off. >> and i'm elizabeth wenger. time now 4:30. let's start off with a quick look at traffic and weather. and kristy, we can officially ask now for the weekend forecast. >> it's looking good, yes. the good news is we are going to have pleasant conditions
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throughout the weekend. a little cooler today than yesterday. but close to seasonal. a little cooler in oakland and san francisco. i'll tell you if we'll warm up or cool down. first we have traffic. >> reports of an accident south 101 at millbrae and construction closure near tully in the south bay. back to you guys. >> thank you. we begin with a developing story. at least one person has suffered serious burns from a fire in oakley. >> we understand that fire is now at two alarms. there is a report that flames were shooting out the roof of the building. it's located at fourth and main streets. now, an ambulance has been called for a person suffering from third-degree burns. we'll have a live report from the scene coming up at 5:00. a huge break in the bryan stow beating case from los angeles. police have two new suspects in jail and now the man that they
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first arrested, his name is cleared. stow remains in the hospital. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: stow here at san francisco general in serious condition. the latest on his condition is that he has been blinking his eyes and apparently was able to mouth his last name to doctors recently. meantime, the case unfolds down in los angeles. the last report we have heard last night was that the lapd was bringing in some new witnesses to identify these to new suspects. of course, bryan stow was beaten nearly to death in march after the game between the giants and the dodgers in l.a. that was the season opener. in may, police then named giovanni ramirez their prime suspect after his parole agent noticed tatoos similar to a suspect description. well, ramirez has been in jail for a parole violation but never officially charged in this case. when asked about the news that ramirez could be cleared and two others detained, stow's
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family was guarded. >> no matter what happens on that side, you know, it's never going to really help bryan. will it possibly help someone else down the line? absolutely. we are really focusing on bryan trying to make himbe the best person he can be after such an ugly tragedy. >> reporter: this case has attracted national attention and police have sifted through dozens of leads in this case which they will continue to do, including the cell phone video showing stow in the park that day in what appears to be an argument with another fan but police are not saying what has led to these new arrests. in fact, they are not saying much at all. the information we are getting this morning is from the "los angeles times," of course, we have some feelers out to the lapd, but they are being very careful with their case this morning because of the fact that they may have made a mistake in the first naming of a suspect. but so far giovanni ramirez hasn't been officially cleared.
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we'll continue to monitor this for you. >> thank you, anne makovec in san francisco. in the meantime a fundraiser for bryan stow in san jose last night brought in about $600. it was held at the liquid playground, a water sports store. the store's owner had never met stow but felt the need to help. >> extremely sad that somebody is put in a situation like that after a sporting event. >> he says one of his customers got a phone call from stow as he was going into dodger stadium on the day he was attacked. they joked about whether he should be wearing giants gear to the game. stay with cbs 5. we are going to be checking in with los angeles later this morning as well as we'll have continuing coverage of the new arrests in the bryan stow case. family and friends are not giving up on a missing nursing student from hayward. tonight, they are raising money to fund more search efforts for
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michelle le at the icon ultralounge in san francisco. she was last seen may 27 in hayward. police are treating it as a homicide investigation. a surprising twist in a deadly police shootout in san francisco's bayview. police now believe the suspect fatally shot himself. officials say that wound that actually killed 19-year-old kennedy harding of san francisco saturday was -- kenneth harding of seattle on saturday was self-inflicted. the bullet that killed harding was from a .380 handgun. >> there is one gunshot wound with enters and exits his left leg. there is a second gunshot wound that enters the right side of his neck and was retained in his head. the bullet which was removed from his head is not consistent with the service ammunition used by the san francisco police department. >> some residents are skeptical. they say that even though police now say they didn't kill
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harding, the level of anger and frustration in the community is still high. meantime, police are offering a $1,000 reward for harding's weapon. they say this youtube video shows harding's gun on the ground. they believe this man in the gray hooded sweatshirt took it. bart has released security camera video from an officer involved shooting at a train statements charles hill a homeless man died after a confrontation with bart police in san francisco on july 3. now, that incident sparked protests by police critics. but bart police -- the police chief says that the officer fired after hill threatened police with a knife. >> the officer's mouth is moving, giving a command to mr. hill to drop his knife. >> rainey highlighted the path what i have says was a knife thrown at the officer. it struck the side of a bart train and slid across the floor. the flash from the officer's gun can be seen about the same
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time. hill, though, is not seen in the video. the city of oakland is being sued for the police shooting death of derrick jones. he was killed by officers in november after they responded to a call that he had attacked his girlfriend. police chased jones to an alley near his barbershop. they say they shot him when he appeared to reach fire weapon. jones' family is suing the city and the two officers for $10 million. the california judicial council will hold a special session this morning to deal with a $350 million cut in state funding. the cuts will affect superior courts in all 58 of the state's counties. layoff notices have already been issued in san francisco where some court facilities will be closed. in santa clara county no closures are imminent. but plans for a new family courthouse in downtown san jose will likely be put on hold. disturbing new documents are revealing more about flawed wells in the pg&e pipe -- welds in the pg&e pipeline in san bruno. the ntsb documents show a small
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segment of pipe near the portion that exploded also had weld defects. another document notes that short pieces of pipe that are bonded together can break apart more easily and not just in san bruno. investigators have been concerned about pg&e's pipe welds since september's deadly blast. had:38. most of the kun -- 4:38. most of the country is gripped in a heat wave, but we are close to seasonal today. >> never got as hot as the country, pleasant the last couple of days. a little deeper marine layer this morning and more cloud cover than we did yesterday. but temperatures overall are going to be pleasant today. warming up nicely by this afternoon. mid-90s. a little cooler inland. 70s around the bay shores and 60s at the coast. going to see some lingering cloud cover there into the afternoon. i'll tell you what the next several days in your forecast look like in just a little bit.
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but let's go to gianna with a look at traffic. let's head to 101. we have an accident. one chp unit on scene. looks like a minor problem south one at millbrae. no lanes are blocked. everything is over to the right shoulder. traffic slow through the area. ongoing roadwork to report. this is the 101 closure in both directions between capitol expressway and the 280/680 interchange. this is for that ongoing tully improvement project. so that will be closed for the next four days consecutively. all the lanes will re-open at 5:30 this morning. so do plan for the closures they begin at midnight for the next three days or four days all the way until monday morning so heads up there. the rest of the south bay problem-free. no delays on the rest of 101. looks like things are clear 280 both directions, northbound looking good into downtown san jose. we'll check the bay bridge coming up. back to you. >> thank you. on to walnut creek. two homes went up in flames and a third was damaged in the area of creekdale and castle glen
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roads. five acres of brush also burned yesterday afternoon. investigators say the fire started either by downed power lines or in a shed near one of the homes. there is a separate fire in oakley and investigators say that the fire is being called suspicious. the final days of "don't ask, don't tell." major announcement today on the military's ban on gays. >> there is no deal, we're not close. >> why the president's secret meeting infuriated party leaders. >> and arnold schwarzenegger puts his foot down. the divorce demands he is refusing to give to maria shriver. ,,,,,,,,,,
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reject a tea party-backed house proposal. now, it would require congress to vote yes on making a balanced budget a constitutional amendment. the president is expected to talk about the ordeal during a town hall meeting this morning at the university of maryland. the white house says it is not giving up hope of reaching a deal. >> we remain absolutely confident that the united states will not for the first time default on its obligations. >> if a debt ceiling plan is not in place by the deadline, the treasury will not be able to pay all the government's bills. yesterday, president obama and house speaker john boehner met privately which upset some of the president's fellow democrats who are concerned about medicare and social security costs. the days appear to be numbered for the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the u.s. armed forces. pentagon officials are expected to announce today that the military's ban on open homosexuals will be lifted in september. congress voted to repeal "don't
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ask, don't tell" last year. but the repeal was delayed so top pentagon officials and the president could be certain that the change would not adversely affect the military. sunday will be hand-holding day at a museum in san francisco. the special day at the contemporary jewish museum will coincide with an lgbt event that had already been scheduled. it's a response to what happened at the museum last sunday when a security guard told two lesbians to stop holding hands. the museum said the guard doesn't work there anymore. google is dangling a $30 million purse to speed up the private race to the moon. >> this is interesting. the challenge is to land a robot on the moon, travel at least a third of a mile on the moon's surface, and bring back hi-def video from the exploration. so far, 29 teams have signed up and that includes of course a silicon valley group called moon express. that group held a party last night to celebrate a flight
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test of a lunar lander. it's reported apple is looking into the possibility of requiring those video streaming pioneer hulu. appearful is in the preliminary -- apple is in the preliminary stages of considering buying hulu. they stream tv shows over the indio. others have also shown interest. it was put on the market last month. time now 4:45. britain's phone hacking scandal could be spreading to the u.s. the celebrity who says he was targeted in america. >> the nfl has a deal but it's not a touchdown just yet. the final dispute holding up the football season. >> and a major milestone for bay area rescue group. what makes this sea lion survivor so special. and the online contest that he is inspiring. and we are cleared for take- off here at sfo today. a little cooler today than we saw yesterday. going to make it to 72. mostly sunny skies. a little bit of lingering cloud
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cover. warmer as we make our way to houston today. they are going to make it to 97 degrees. have a chance of seeing showers and thunderstorms 20% chance nothing too significant and more 90s as we continue to make our way to atlanta today topping out at 94 mostly sunny skies there. we'll have a full look at your bay area forecast coming up. , ,,,,,,
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favor of a tentative agr welcome back. there is still hope for a pro football season this year. nfl owners voted yesterday in favor of a tentative agreement to end the four-month lockout. it settled several issues including how owners and players will split billions of dollars in profits. the players still have to sign off on the deal. today giants catcher buster posey will undergo surgery for his injured left ankle. doctors are expected to remove the screws designed to reattach his three torn ligaments. his season ended in may after a scary collision at home plate. if all goes well he should be ready for next season.
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former governor arnold schwarzenegger has responded to maria shriver's petition for divorce. he says that he doesn't want to pay spousal support and wants to split the attorneys fees. that dispute may have little impact on the divorce since the couple is expected to reach a confidential out-of-court settlement. the couple announced in may that they have split, this after schwarzenegger revealed he fathered a child with a member of their household staff. the fbi is set to question actor jude law about his allegations against the "news of the world." the bb reports that law has filed a lawsuit claiming someone accessed his device when he landed in new york in 2003. he says there is an article based on information taken from his voicemail. the fbi is already investigating claims that the tabloid tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. more blistering heat today is forecast for the midwest and the northeast. temperatures are expected to reach triple digits. the heat wave is already being blamed for more than 20 deaths
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across the nation. and hospitals are experiencing fights and visits to emergency rooms. that trend in the rest of the country continuing to see a lot of heat but here in the bay area, actually going to be slightly cooler today than we were yesterday pretty mild. low clouds a little bit of fog at the coast. not quite as warm as yesterday around the bay seeing temperatures mid-60s to low 70s. sunshine and clouds. this low that is to the north of us is keeping us cooler, the trough deeper than it has been. so slightly cooler today. the high keeping the rest of the country hot. it will warm us up a little bit for the weekend as it comes closer to the bay area. today not a lot of change from
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yesterday. 97 today as a high in redding so warm there. sacramento 95. 98 fresno. lake tahoe 77, pleasant there today. still a little bit of patchy fog in eureka. 64 as a high today in monterey. a little bit of cloud cover there this afternoon. temperatures for today look like this. palo alto making it to 80. same for fremont. 82 san jose. a little warmer in morgan hill 88. same for pleasant hill. 90 in antioch. brentwood 91. so ticking down a few degrees from where we were yesterday. 70 as a high in alameda today and 68 for richmond. 82 today. 77 for san anselmo and kentfield. so long-term forecast looking like this. cooler today, slight warming, nothing significant for your weekend as that high builds in and then monday and tuesday then making our way into the workweek seeing that we are actually cooling a little bit. tuesday probably the coolest day of next workweek and
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bumping it up slightly so consistent temperatures over the next several days. roadwork to look out for as you work your way along the bay bridge both directions. first of all from the fourth street exit to the skyway, roadwork in that area various lanes blocked until 5:30 this morning. same goes for the upper deck. if you are coming from the cantilever section of treasure island there is roadwork there. hopefully wrapping it up in 20 minutes. traffic still okay despite those lanes being closed. coming off the golden gate bridge so far, so good. everything clear as you work your way up from the waldo tunnel to the toll plaza. roadwork along 101 in marin county. southbound seeing 16-minute ride from 37 to 580. that should clear up after 5:30. south 101 at millbrae we had an accident over to the right shoulder not a factor everything clear both directions on 101. you might see one chp unit on scene. elsewhere along the peninsula, 101 good towards the san mateo bridge. not bad at all both directions
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clear into hayward as well traffic looking good. some better news report for this roadwork down in san jose. 101 has just been re-opened. this is for that tully roadwork project. still some slight delays in both directions as they wrap up the cones. caltrans is in the process of doing that finishing early this morning. this closure overnight will be in effect for the next few days at least until monday so plan for that. elsewhere san jose looking good through 280 northbound no major snags there. the rest of the south bay problem-free. we are seeing some nice speeds along guadalupe parkway. elsewhere mass transit on time. bart with 23 trains. ace train number one off to a good start. muni and caltrain problem-free. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. the city of oakland and its zoo face a lawsuit over expansion plans. two groups are upset at the planned development on 54 acres
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of undeveloped land called gnome park. according to the tribune the suit says there are flaws in the environmental review process. the plans include a veterinary hospital, more animal exhibits and even a camping area. there is a bay area group that helps rescue marine mammals and it's celebrating a big milestone with a contest. patrick sedillo, the sea lion, not our photographer, shows how you can play a role. >> he has recently rescued our california sea lion. >> in solano member of the family -- in sausalito, a new member of the family. >> he is under medication. he is eating well. >> reporter: on friday, the 111- pounder pulled himself out of the water and stayed there. >> but after a few days when this animal didn't return to the water naturally, the medical staff determined that this animal needed to be rescued and helped. >> reporter: you have heard
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about that huge floating island of garbage out in the pacific? this represents it. and this stuff is what's making these animals sick. >> they get tangled in ocean trash. changes in their environment are affected that happen ultimately because we change their environment. >> reporter: there is a contest online to name him but there are plenty of opinions already. >> what would be a good name? >> milestone. >> baltimore. >> is it a boy or girl? >> flippers. >> lucky is a good name that he got rescued. >> harry. >> moo moo. >> reporter: whatever he is eventually named, the point to raise awareness. >> we hope he does survive that we can get him back out in the wild. >> reporter: in sausalito, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. they are hoping it would fetch a million dollars but it only went for $2,500. we are talking about the homemade balloon that looked like a ufo. >> now the colorado moon bought the balloon boy's saucer is going to display it in his
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sports store and then plans to cut it up and sell pieces for charity. two years ago a family said their son floated away in the balloon. the boy's parents were charged when it was discovered the 6- year-old was never inside. a controversial ad campaign has been pulled in california. why it was getting such a stellar reception with women. and a developing story right now. a suspicious house fire in oakley leaves one push seriously burned. coming up we'll have a live report. a new twist in the bryan stow beating case. the man who was arrested may not be responsible. two new arrests, new clues coming up. a surprising change it a deadly bay area police shootout. why officers say they never killed the suspect at all. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, 3q
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a bombshell for bryan stow's family. two new suspects arrested, what's next for the man who claimed his innocence all along? and san francisco police change their story. why they now say they didn't fatally shoot a young man. it's a busy news morning. it's friday, july 22. i'm grace lee. frank has the morning off. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. time now 4:59. let's start you off with a quick look at traffic. first to weather and our weekend forecast. >> good morning to you, elizabeth and grace. it's going to be nice this weekend a little warmer than what we're seeing today. a slight drop in temperature for this afternoon but pleasant overall seeing highs in the high 80s inland. i'll tell you how much warmer we are going to get for your weekend coming up. but let's go to gianna with a look at traffic. >> thank you. we have been dealing with some roadwork in san jose. the good news they just wrapped up a few minutes early. 101 open both directions near capitol expressway to 280 and 680. friday light. right now back to you guys. >> thank you. at least one person has suffered serious burns from a house


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