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you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news in high- definition. a pg&e pipeline explodes during pressure tests on the peninsula. the impact it had on a major freeway and what may have caused the blast. fire consumes a care facility for the disabled claiming five lives. the challenge firefighters face battling that fire. >> i heard some screaming. the screaming got louder. a bay area nurse attacked by a patient. what witnesses saw and how the hospital is responding. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. it was a test intended to check the integrity of a pg&e pipeline. tonight it failed. the pipe burst spewing rock, mud and debris onto a major bay area freeway happened along interstate 280 in woodside. mark sayre on what investigators believe contributed to the rupture. >> reporter: forcing the
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closure of several lanes on highway 280. pg&e crews were at the site of the rupture trying to figure out exactly what went wrong on the line which is 2 feet in diameter. >> we are looking at third party rupture at this location from a back hoe. >> reporter: undertaking a massive testing program throughout its network for pg&e putting 150 miles of line through pressure testing. the lines are pressurized with water in most cases past their maximum rated operating pressure. near one test near bakersfield a line ruptured. >> the purpose of these pressure are to identify weaknesses in the line like this one. >> the line is number 132 which is the same line that ruptured in september last year in san bruno but the utility remains confident.
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>> we want to make sure that we don't have anything in service. that's when demand for natural gas increases. this is one of the final tests we will do in the bay area this year. >> reporter: once the rupture is repaired pg&e will undergo another hydrostatic test before it is cleared to go back in service. i'm mark sayre, cbs5. >> a few miles away on the same pipeline that same testing uncovered what is a pin hole leak near stanford university. the whole was just one millimeter in size. the utility says the explosion a few miles away was not related. investigators are searching for the source of a fire that killed five people at a monterey county home for disabled adults. it broke out about midnight last night. someone driving on highway 1 spotted the fire and called 911. >> when they arrive on scene obviously the first thing is a rescue. that's the first mode you go
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into. and so they fan the rescue, pulled some folks out. >> the facility is registered for six beds. besides the five who died, a sixth resident is in critical condition. two firefighters and caregivers were treated for smoke inhalation. a street race in richmond ended in a crash and killed a 17-year-old boy. police say two cars were speeding and both drivers lost control. a bmw flipped several times and flipped into a pole killing the driver. police are holding the other driver on suspicion of man t.s.x. slaughter an dui. tonight, police in contra costa county are searching for two men in two separate armed robberies in concord. the first was at the salono drive in just before 9 p.m. less than a half hour later the same pair is suspected of holding up a shop and go on
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clayton road. both suspects are described as black men wearing skeleton costume, gloves, ski masks and hoodies. a man found shot near fisherman's wharf tonight is expected to recover. officers found a man in his 40s lying on a sidewalk about 6:30. police say he was conscious and breathing but no information is being released about the shooting. a bay area hospital is investigating a brutal attack on a nurse by a patient. it comes as the hospital is locked in labor talks. some of which deal with workers' safety. don knapp on what witnesses say happened. > >> reporter: leslie is emotional as she describes a patient's attack on a fellow nurse. >> he pinned her on the bed and choked her and repeatedly hit her in the back of her head. >> reporter: a respiratory care practitioner says he was nearby. >> i heard some screaming.
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the screaming got louder. i went to the room. i observed a patient jumping back into bed after he had choked and hit a nurse. >> reporter: he says he tried to comfort the victim. >> she was shaking. she was screaming. wanted to make sure that she was safe. so grabbed her and held her. >> reporter: the unnamed nurse is reportedly bruised but recovering. a hospital spokeswoman responded to requests for information with a statement saying the safety and well being of all employees particularly our nurses is of utmost importance. adding our security department and our employees are trained for immediate and appropriate response to any unusual event. the attack comes as nurses, hospital workers and hospital are in protracted contract negotiations and as they discuss new safety issues. about six weeks ago during a brief strike following a management lockout a patient
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died after a nurse administered the wrong medication. for now, this nurse will rely on her own safety measures. >> that's why i have this whistle around my neck. i'm afraid. they have broken into my car. i have been on units after violent episodes happened and didn't know about it. >> reporter: the hospital says any unexpected event is investigated thoroughly. an investigation in this case is already underway. don knapp in berkeley, cbs5. checking other bay area headlines. the last weekend of campaign for the survive mayoral candidates. mayor ed lee says he is confident. supervisor david chew embraced the biking community by riding with the biking coalition and state senator leyland ye met voters at a farmer's market. a new way to market health insurance kicks off tomorrow in san francisco. blue shield will open up a shop inside the lucky supermarket on
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fulton. the health insurer wants to offer a chance for customers to speak to agents face-to-face. this will be the first insurance company in california to open inside a retail store. and a plan to turn broadway plaza in walnut creek into a pedestrian mall will get another look by the public and city leaders in ten days. the owners of the plaza want to add 200 residential units and 300,000 square feet of retail space. underground parking will create a car free mall. two bay area members of congress found out what it was like to live on a food stamp budget. congresswoman jackie spears, san mateo, and barbara lee were among eight lawmakers who took part in the challenge living on a food stamp budget of 4.50 a day. spear says federal food stamp budgets facing a drastic cut and the current allowance is inadequate. >> the message that came home to me was that we can not
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tolerate this huge gap that is being created. and we cannot become a compassionless society in which we denigrate and demonize the poor. >> spear said she ate a lot of hard boiled eggs and tuna fish and went to bed hungry every night. more fallout at a legendary football program. the developments tonight after an emergency meeting over a sex scandal at penn state. and a delicate rescue operation after a violent crash. how eight passengers and an suv were plucked from a frozen stream. and weekend showers clearing the area even as we speak here. we will look for a little patchy fog with cool temperatures overnight and more rain on the way which we will take a look at coming up in your complete forecast in just a few minutes. ,,,,,,,, it's about building cars in america.
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defensive coordinator jerry sandusky is out on bail charged with sexually assaulting eighteen age boys. he says he didn't do it. >> jerry is very depressed and distraught about the allegations. >> reporter: he retired in 1990. prosecutors accuse him of assaulting some of the victims on campus. the grand jury concluded san dusky had access to teenagers through a program he started. using his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys one said. lawyers are also investigating a possible coverup. in 2002 a graduate assistant reported he saw sandusky assaulting a 10-year-old boy in a shower. legendary head coach joe
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patterno passed it on to a vice president and prosecutors charged the two with not alerting police. the two say they did nothing wrong and deny the charges. still, they are expected to turn themselves in monday here in harrisburg. students at penn state are stunned. >> it is like kind of heartbreaking. >> you don't expect those types of things especially being here at penn state. we pride ourselves with respect. >> reporter: among other things, joe patterno said he is shocked and saddened. drew levinson. a dramatic rescue in idaho. the suv carrying a women and seventeen age girls skidded off a slippery road and into a creek 125 feet down a cliff. rescuers had to repell down to the car as the team above set up a rig to bring them up. it was a procedure that the teams had practiced only recently. >> very prepared. we trained. in fact, we just trained about
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two weeks ago in this very same area. we did all this training here. and here we are. we are very prepared for it. >> the rescue effort took five hours. the victims were rushed to the hospital where six of them were treated and released. a lot of us trying to get used to this time change and the change in the weather. all of a sudden it became fall like, didn't it. >> running into winter. if you haven't already turned your clocks back you may want to check those or you will have a surprise tomorrow when you show up at work. sunrise around 6:4 1 a.m. tomorrow. sunset now 5:05. things getting dark pretty early here as we see the rain shower activity this weekend clearing the area now. mostly clear and cool. looking for patchy fog giving way to mostly sunny conditions through the morning tomorrow. high pressure fills in through mid-week and we will see as a result a slight warming, just a bump in temperatures here through wednesday before things cool down again.
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tonight we will look for mid to upper 30s for cool spots in the north bay. mid to upper 40s right at the bay as skies clear out. temperatures will chill. probably a little colder come tomorrow night. under mostly clear skies. the pattern of a cool and unsettled bunch of weather moving from north to south through the state is thinning now and moving off to the east as a result and we will look more mostly clear over the next several hours into tomorrow morning. as i mentioned a little patchy fog is possible due to all the moisture on the ground but that low is now leaving the area to be replaced by this high pressure system which will hold through mid-week. thereafter comes the next front 245 will arrive late thursday into friday bringing with it more rain, cold temperatures and a pattern that will continue. cool and unsettled with showers right on through the weekend from the looks of things. temperature wise tomorrow. slight bump. upper 50s to mid-60s across the interior and it looks like upper 50s for right around the bay here. a few low 60s showing up as
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well and as mentioned a brief warmup through mid-week before we cool it down again towards the end of the week. the bulk of the moisture will arrive it looks like on friday. but we will see the cool and unsettled pattern continue right on through next weekend so once again i'm sure we will be talking snow in the high country of the sierra and winter-like weather for the bay area. >> all right, jim. thank you much. well, not the natural disaster they are accustomed to. oklahoma rocked by earthquakes. the aftershocks from japanese's massive earthquake and tsunami, the impact the disaster is now just having on families. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the most powerful, a 5- po they are still cleaning up after neither two dozen earthquakes rocked oklahoma. the most powerful of 5.6 that caused considerable damage. the tremor damaged ceilings and cracked walls. in one house the ceiling collapsed. cabinets emptied onto homeowners' floors. >> the first time the house hit rally shook and shuttered and we could see dust flying from the walls. >> the quake's epicenter was about 44 miles northeast of oklahoma city. there are no immediate reports of serious injuries but the damage does appear to be significant. japanese was hit hard by an earthquake and tsunami nearly eight months ago as people there rebuild their lives. that day is both bringing couples together and driving
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them apart. >> reporter: suddenly the wedding aisles are jammed across japanan. the march 11th tragedy sparking a new found desire to say "i do" among many younger japanese who have been struck with matrimonial fever. this couple says we lost a lot in the disaster but our family bonds have never been stronger. the official statistics about a marriage boom aren't out yet but wedding industry sales are up by 20%. match making companies saying they have been inundated with singles wanting to get to the alter. a smash hit. for exes coping with hardship pushed them apart. at this so-called divorce ceremony husbands and wife take
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place here. calling it quits in record numbers. i thought to myself he probably isn't the guy i should spend the rest of my life with. by late spring the couple said they realized their four-year- old union was a mistake. the disaster gave us an opportunity to rethink our relationship the husband says. for this divorce planner business is booming since the tragedy of last spring saying some people start to think you only live once, others suddenly realize they don't share the same value some while the earthquake triggered a yen for romance it has cracked open the weakest of marriages sending couples going their own separate ways. an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is headed towards earth but scientists say there is no cause for alarm. the giant space rock will
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closer to the earth than the moon on thursday coming within about 200,000 miles. but scientists say the risk of a collision is nonexistent. >> in effect it will be moving straight at us from one direction and then go whizzing by and straight away from us in the other direction. so it is motion across the sky. close to 180-degrees over the course of less than two days. >> so now we know. professional and amateur astronomers will be tracking the asteroids approach. it will be visible from the northern hemisphere but too dim to be seen by the naked eye. the occupy movement becoming part of the corporate machinery. the fight in several cities over the right to "own the brand." forget the chicken it is turkey season and time to wonder why this bird is crossing the road. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up next on "game day" the 49ers do it the old fashioned way. they earn it. we will take you inside the locker room as they continue to build their lead in the nfc
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west. tim tebow outplaying carson palmer. how today's raiders game impacted the rest of the afc west. reaction next coming up. first kelly slater won then he didn't. today another development. we will take you to ocean beach and show you what happened. and tony stewart is quickly becoming the hottest name in auto racing. we will show you why. it is all coming up next on "game day." ,,,,,,
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so they found a new place to protest...
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"shame on you! shame on you" "occupy" protestors in soutn california d placed forced them from a campsite so they found a new place to protest. >> shame on you. >> occupy protestors in southern california decided to relocate to the riverside police station. they say they will stay put until fellow protestors arrested during an earlier eviction are released. the nationwide occupy wall street protests are attracting vendors hoping to make a profit off the movement. merchandisers are already marketing a wide variety of items including t-shirts and coffee mugs. the u.s. patent and trademark office has received several applications to patent the occupy movement and their logo. the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide 3:43. but here in the bay area prices much higher. in survive it is 3.91 a gallon.
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in the oakland area 3.83. and it is 3.82 in the san jose area. well the animated movie "puss and boots" may turn out to have nine lives. it pounced the competition at the box office for a second week in a row. "puss and boots"." we had been right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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before thanksgiving. the turkey you see here help traffic -- and had a s with cars. some finally tonight an indiana bird putting people in a foul mood a week before thanksgiving. there he is. the turkey held up traffic and had a few close calls with cars. some drivers tried to move the bird along. it didn't seem to be interested in their assistance. to be honest we can understand why the turkey wouldn't want to be caught during this time of year. police were called. they hauled him off for his own good. that's it for eyewitness news. "game day" is next with dennis o'donnell. have a good week. good night. ,,


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