tv CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 5AM CBS November 10, 2011 5:00am-6:00am PST
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. [ screaming ] a violent clash at cal. dozens of students arrested. what "occupy" protestors are planning to do next. thousands of students take to the streets. the outrage over the sexual abuse scandal at penn state. low pressure spinning off the coast we could soon see rain. we'll talk about that coming up. >> so far no delay heading into san francisco at the bay bridge toll plaza. coming up, we'll show you where roadwork could slow you down. thank you. good morning, everyone. it is thursday, november 10. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. it is 5 a.m. we begin with no camping at cal. >> police have busted up the newest "occupy" protest. but unlike oakland or san
francisco, uc-berkeley isn't putting up with unlawful gatherings. anne makovec is in berkeley with what's going on there this morning. >> reporter: good morning. we have a couple of dozen protestors camping out here at sproul plaza at uc-berkeley. we have three tents and several students sleeping right now in sleeping bags and on cardboard boxes. they have been hanging out here all night. police say that they would not allow people to set up tents, but you can see there is some tolerance for it. police are really, though, trying to prevent a full-on "occupy" camp something like we saw at the oakland city hall. [ screaming ] >> stop beating students! >> reporter: this was the scene as police moved through the crowd at around 9:30 last night to remove several tents that had been put up, several students complaining of excessive force at that point saying that they were injured by jabs from officers' batons.
32 people were arrested in this confrontation with officers from uc-berkeley, sheriff's officers and the oakland pd. they confiscated the protestors' tents and supplies and this was the second big melee of yesterday. the first one happened around 3:30 p.m. university officials say the protestors can use sproul plaza as a gathering place for a week. there is some tolerance for some level of camping this morning. the students are poe testing the high and rising cost of education and the state cuts that we have been seeing for the last several years. they will be matching to a bank at noon and gathering at 6 p.m. >> thank you. oakland police plan a second raid to close the "occupy" camp at frank ogawa plaza according to cbs 5
sources. [ screaming ] >> we are the 99% of oakland! >> so... >> this was yesterday. five city council members holding a news conference to say "occupy" oakland is killing business and it's got to be shut down. our sources say a substantial number of officers is being prepared for a new raid. the protestors are not going to go quietly, either. >> these are individuals who are not by and large from oakland. they do not care about oakland. they have not been -- >> you're my councilmember. what have you done in my neighborhood. >> i'm not your councilmember. >> patting them down because we don't want them to bring back thousands of police officers into our streets. >> the mayor jean quan was blasted for allowing campers to return after that first raid just two weeks ago. she wants the "occupiers" to leave immediately. the so-called happy valley at penn state is now the site of clean-up this morning.
thousands of students rioted following the decision to fire long-time football coach joe paterno. susan mcginnis on the child abuse scandal that has rocked the campus. >> reporter: police in riot gear moved in after thousands of outraged penn state students took to the streets. they packed downtown state college wednesday night to show their support for ousted coaching legend joe paterno. students shook lampposts and toppled over this news van after the university trustee board made its shocking announcement. >> dr. spanier is no longer president of the university. in addition, joe paterno is no longer the head football coach effective immediately. >> reporter: officials fired paterno and university president graham spanier over their handling of child sexual abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky. after the announcement, paterno released a statement saying, i am disappointed with the board
of trustees' decision but i have to accept it. a tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. >> reporter: there is now a federal investigation into the scandal. the department of education is looking into whether school officials broke the law in failing to report incidents of sexual abuse on campus. outside his home, paterno with his tearful wife at his side thanked the supporters. >> i love you all. you're great. >> reporter: earlier wednesday, the 84-year-old tried to ease growing criticism announcing he would retire at the end of the season. but now this saturday penn state will take the field for the first time in 46 years without paterno as head coach. susan mcginnis for cbs news, washington. it is 5:05 now. he spent 40 years as a fugitive and later today will turn himself in to face charges for opening fire on two south san francisco police officers. an attorney for ronald stanley
bridgeforth says his client plans to plead guilty to assault with a deadly weapon for opening fire on south san francisco police officers way back in 1968. but he plans to fight charges that have been pending against him in the 1971 slaying of a san francisco police officer. bridgeforth is now 67 years old with a wife and two grown sons. last week he resigned from his teaching job. the interim mayor of san francisco is declaring victory in his first election bid. >> in the new ranked choice runoff system, ed lee has 61 to 39% lead over supervisor john avalos. it took 11 elimination rounds for lee it get the needed ma -- to get the needed majority and avalos was the only remaining candidate. 32,000 late-arriving ballots need to be counted before a winner is officially declared but lee is confident he is the one. >> the numbers are fairly accurate right now and i'm confident that that we can use
the word victory right now. >> if the numbers hold up lee would become the first asian- american mayor elected in the bay area's second largest city. he was appointed interim mayor in january. the district attorney's race in san francisco appears to be decided after three elimination rounds. appointed incoming george gascon leads second place david onek by 32%. we have complete election results online at cbssf.com. u.s. stock indices are pushing higher one day after a huge tumble. [ bell ] >> the dow plunged 389 points yesterday. the biggest drop in seven weeks. markets around the world also tanked over concerns about debt problems in europe and greece and italy. italy is the biggest concern right now due to their terrible finances. the country's borrowing costs soared to a record high and continues over there. problems there making big
problems right here. and a lighter note, we have a lot of sunshine here today. >> we do. >> it's free. >> that's true. >> guys, how are you today? >> fantastic! >> that's what i wanted to hear! looking like a good day today as we are going to see some sunshine and a few clouds moving on by. but looks like a very nice thursday outside as high pressure just barely is holding on. still we're look be at patches ground fog outside if you are heading out the door, going to want to watch out for that. temperatures not as cold but still chilly in spots. look be into the 30s towards santa rosa and 37 degrees in livermore, 40 in concord and 51 degrees in san francisco. by the afternoon, we are enjoying some sunshine and a few high clouds. temperatures should be fairly mild, 60s and 70s in toward the san jose area. there is a chance of rain in the forecast that could come as early as tomorrow. we'll have more on that in a moment. right now, let's check on the roads with elizabeth. >> caltrans wrapping up a lot of overnight roadwork including stretches of northbound and southbound 101 near the novato exit.
so everything should be opening now. if you are continuing towards the golden gate bridge, you can see traffic is nice and light this morning all the way into san francisco. want to check in with mass transit, bart, ace, muni and caltrain and your ferries all on time. so off to a nice start there. bridge traffic, benicia bridge moving well towards martinez. we have the full freeway closure for a little while longer eastbound 4 at loveridge. one of our spots where caltrans workers are still busy this morning. but westbound highway 4 looks good. coming up a check of the south bay. in the meantime, back to you. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. 5:09 is your time. a bay area mayor accused of snubbing veterans. the decision that's sparking the controversy. and an whoops moment for rick perry during the latest gop debate. could it be the beginning of the end for his campaign? and taxpayer dollars waisted on granola? the shocking breakdown of what the state is spending on lawmakers' snacks. that and much more coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
back now at 5:12. rick perry had a mighty embarrassing moment at last night's republican presidential debate. here's what happened when he tried to name the three federal agencies he would like to cut. >> i would do away with education, the, uhm, -- >> commerce. >> commerce. and let's see. i can't. the third one i can't. sorry. whoops. >> whoops is right. 15 minutes later perry said it was the department of energy. perry's staff is thinking of having him skip some future gop debates. as of now he is committed to four more. but he needs to do a little more homework apparently. richmond's mayor is under fire for her veterans day plans. she says she will be at the "occupy" rally tomorrow morning at 11:00, the same time there will be a veterans day event in
richmond at the shipyards there. organizers say she should be show respect for the veterans. mclaughlin says the rally she is attending will honor iraqi war vet scott olsen who was injured at an "occupy" protest. a memorial tonight for people killed in a monterey county, the victims at the mount carmel residential facility ranging in age from 21 to 26. a sixth resident was injured and so were the homes two caregivers and four emergency workers. the cause of saturday night's fire in marina is still under investigation. 5:13. a stolen puppy back with its owners. the change of heart that happened before our cameras. >> and the nba showdown now in overtime. where things stand in the marathon talks to finally end that lockout. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
of arrests. police stopped "occupy" protesters from camping at sproul plaza last night. the protest continues today with a march on a nearby bank. police stopped "occupy" protestors from camping at uc- berkeley at sproul plaza. there is a noon march on a bank this afternoon. another raid on "occupy oakland" is imminent. police are arranging for a significant number of officers.
stocks are edging higher after a tumble. asian markets in freefall today as investors worry about europe's financial future. up and down but at least the weather is constant at least over the last couple of days. we are looking at more sunshine coming our way a couple of patches of ground fog. the temperatures not quite as cold as it's been. 30s, 50s and 50s approaching the coastline, this afternoon numbers warming up to 60s and low 70s. but we'll notice a few more passing clouds around the bay area and that's an area of low pressure going to start to spin off a little closer to the coastline and you can see it right here. not the biggest storm but as it approaches we'll see some clouds moving in across our skies. not bad today. should stay dry but as we get into tomorrow, looks like we have a chance of showers in the bay area. tonight look like a rainout but scattered showers indeed. computer models picking up on it today. you have some high clouds across the skies on and off throughout the day today then we stay dry. but overnight tonight, that low moves closer. most of the rain even at 7 a.m.
wants to hold off the coast. maybe a couple of sprinkles here. then through the day showers into the bay area but not a rainout. looks like a nice weekend. temperatures in the 60s and 70s with sunshine and clouds for today. 69 milpitas, 64 pacifica. east bay temperatures as high as 70 in pleasanton, 65 benicia and 67 degrees in the napa valley. 60s inside the bay with sunshine and a couple of clouds. otherwise look good. tomorrow chance of showers in the forecast. come the weekend though just partly cloudy but should be dry with warmer temperatures toward monday. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. there's not much traffic to talk about. that's the good news. it is dry, back too weather. i know, back to news. a lot of our overnight roadwork is picked up. i just check the chp reports no incidents now. so that's great if you have to get to work. tomorrow is a holiday but if you have to go to work, it
could be wet so enjoy the dry conditions while they last. quiet westbound 237 out of milpitas, near the 880/237 looks good so far this morning as far as your drive time towards san jose. southbound 101 overnight roadwork earlier in novato towards cotati picked up. if you are commuting southbound through mill valley, all green on our sensors all the way down towards the golden gate bridge. so we talked about marin county. let's check the south bay. a lot of green down here as well so coming out of downtown san jose we'll show you a live look at traffic conditions on 280 and 101 looks just as good heading up towards santa clara. getting a check of westbound 580 usually one of our first spots to back up. give this another half hour or so and we'll see slowing and yellow sensors pop up. so far 14 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. our next spot to back up is always 4 westbound through antioch. so far, so good. there may still be that full freeway closure eastbound
highway 4 through pittsburg approaching loveridge but that's probably being picked up now. here's your drive times for your more popular routes across the east bay. so far, so good down the eastshore freeway. and once again, the nimitz and westbound 24 no delay through the caldecott tunnel if you are heading out towards oakland. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:20 now. we have all heard there is no such thing as free lunch. but that's exactly what's been going on for years in the state senate in sacramento. "l.a. times" reports that the state senate was spending more than $100,000 in taxpayer funds a year. now, the money was used to stock the coffee room and cover meal expenses when sessions extended into lunch and dinner. last year during the budget standoff the senate spent $23,000 for food and another $2,900 a month spent on granola, yogurt, fruit, sweet snacks and the head of the national tax limitation committee compared meal spending to double dipping. that's because senators, you
may not know this, get $143 a day for meals and expenses. after the "l.a. times" reported on this the senate committee voted to end that free ride. the future of redevelopment agencies could be decided in the state supreme court which begins hearing testimony this morning. earlier this year, governor brown proposed eliminating redevelopment agencies as part of an effort to reduce the budget deficit. several cities and the statewide redevelopment association filed a lawsuit in july. they say the governor and lawmakers are just trying to sidestep prop 22 which bans the state from raiding local government funding. 5:21. negotiators for basketball players and nba team owners plan to meet in new york again today. >> yeah. hopefully get some work done. it comes after yesterday's marathon talks went past the deadline. the league said if the players didn't accept the latest proposal on time, the offer would be replaced by one the players would like less. the players have been locked out for more than 4 months.
and the big issue now is -- i'm not sure the fans care. >> really? >> i think some do but a lot, oh, is there a lockout? i don't know. maybe that's a personal quote. i don't miss it that much. but we move along, grace. 5:22. microsoft plans to take a big bite out of apple. how it's making history in the silicon valley today. >> and a paw predicament. the tricky rescue for a dog stuck in a shower drain. poor guy. can i, can i (repeated) v.o: can now be enjoyed in your coffee ( can i, can i (repeated) ) v.o: only international delight v.o: put's the real flavours from v.o: your favourite treats inside
lawrence is excited about the raider game. 5:25 now. today, microsoft is boldly marching into enemy territory with its first bay area retail store. now, it opens at 10 a.m. at valley fair mall across from the apple store. the microsoft layout similar to the shop across the way. but it's selling pcs along with xbox consoles and the new windows phones. microsoft has opened 12 stores since 2009. and that puppy that was snatched from the san francisco pound is now with the right family. 8-week-old james was supposed to be adopted tuesday but instead a couple with a small child stole it by stashing the puppy under a blanket and walked out.
while our cameras were there yesterday, a woman returned james after buying him in a safeway parking lot for $200. no word whether police will continue to hound the thieves. >> another dog story here. a happy ending, as well. sacramento firefighters say this dog rescue was one of a kind for them. >> they responded to a call by the dog stuck in a shower drain. lulu was getting a bath when she somehow gotter who back paw wedged in the drain. the firefighters brought in a vet who had to sedate her because she wouldn't sit still while firefighters were cutting the drain apart. i don't blame her. i'm sure it was loud and scary. the owner says he has learned his lesson. >> i'll put the plug in next time. [ laughter ] so that doesn't happen again. so she will be safe. i don't want to see her get hurt again. you know? >> awww. >> jack black's brother. >> quite a laugh there. >> the vet says her paw will be fine. she was adopted from the spca
six months ago. so happiness all around for dogs here in northern california. >> and apparently called a tv station, too. >> hey, my dog's back paw is stuck in the drain. >> lulu is fine. student riots and overturned tv truck and football coach fired. a lot of chaos at penn state. we have the latest coming up. >> and it's not a question of if but when small steps oakland is take before another raid at frank ogawa plaza. and the new encampment called "occupy" cal has diminished significantly overnight but they say they are just getting ramped you. the latest from the campus coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
you called anthem blue cross. and when your granddaughter's band struggled with your favorite song, you knew exactly what to do. give it to me. ♪ [ female announcer ] we know you're still more rocker than rocking chair... that's why we've created medicare solutions that are just right for you. we have plans with low monthly premiums. plus you have the freedom to choose your own doctor and the comfort of knowing you are protected from high out-of-pocket costs. but this is a limited time offer. so call today to schedule an in-home visit, attend a local seminar, or get answers right over the phone. if you're eligible for medicare, you only have until december 7th to switch to anthem blue cross. so call anthem today at 1-855-born2bwild. that's 1-855-267-6229.
showdown between students and police. weather ad libs traffic ad libs good 's a big clash at cal. the violent showdown between students and the police overnight. >> sunshine for now rain in the forecast coming up. everything top speeds across the south bay including a live look at mass transit coming up. good morning. it's thursday, november 10. i'm grace lee. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:30. we begin with a developing story in the east bay. dozens hauled away in handcuffs from the bay area's latest
"occupy" protest. anne makovec reports with the clash at uc-berkeley. >> reporter: look at the scene here behind me at sproul plaza. you can see there are several tents and a line of police behind them allowing a small encampment to have formed here on the plaza. also several other students in sleeping bags and on cardboard boxes. police said they wouldn't allow that, but they are having some level of tolerance as you can see. they are really trying to prevent a full-on "occupy" camp something like we are seeing at the oakland city hall. this was the scene though as police moved through the crowd around 9:30 last night. at that point, they were bent on removing the tents that had been put up. several students complained of excessive force saying they were injured by jabs from officers' batons. 32 people were arrested in this
confrontation with officers from the campus, sheriff's officers and the oakland pd. they confiscated the tents and supplies. this was the second big melee of yesterday. the first one happened around 3:30 p.m. [ screaming ] >> reporter: and this is youtube video from inside that confrontation. police pushing through a line of protestors to bust up that first encampment. six people were arrested during this earlier clash. now, the purpose of all of this according to students is to protest the high cost of an education. >> why would any kid pay for a public education that costs the same amount as a private education when they are going to have 30 to 1 student faculty ratios? it's just absolutely ridiculous to consider such huge fee hikes. >> reporter: things pretty mellow here now but protestors say they are gathering at noon and 6:00 later on today and
that they're just getting start. >> what's next? as we said at the top of your story, berkeley says they don't want the campers there. but they are allowing it. >> reporter: they are. at least a small amount of campers right now. if they try to expand, will the police move back in? we'll see. protestors say their plan is to build an encampment and the university says no. they won't allow it nor will they allow people to overtake buildings. that was another thing the protestors have been bouncing around. >> is it primarily students, anne? we know in oakland there's a little bit of everything there. in san francisco, as well. >> reporter: that's right. i would belief that's the same scenario here but i have talked to several students so will have some students and grad students, as well. >> thank you. meanwhile, along those same lines, csu students could face
another tuition hike. csu system is proposing a 9% increase next year. that's about $500 a person. and unless state lawmakers give csu at least $200 million, it's going up. if approved next week at a vote, it will be the sixth year in a row that tuition went up in california. a second raid is imminent to close the "occupy" camp in oakland. [ screaming ] >> five city council members held a news conference to say "occupy oakland" is killing business and must be shut down. sources say there will be a raid with a substantial number of officers. protestors say they won't go quietly. [ screaming simultaneously ]
>> we don't want them to bring back thousands of police officers into our streets. >> mayor jean quan was blasted for allowing campers to return after the first raid. she said she wants the "occupiers" to leave immediately. 5:35 now. joe paterno's firing has sparked campus riots overnight at penn state. thousands of students rioted following the decision to fire long-time football coach joe paterno. susan mcginnis on the child abuse scandal that has rocked the campus. she reports there is now a federal investigation under way. >> reporter: police in riot gear moved in after thousands of outraged penn state students took to the streets. they packed downtown state college wednesday night to show their support for ousted coaching legend joe paterno. students shook lampposts and toppled over this news van after the university trustee board made its shocking announcement. >> dr. spanier is no longer president of the university. in addition, joe paterno is no longer the head football coach effective immediately.
>> reporter: officials fired paterno and university president graham spanier over their handling of child sexual abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky. after the announcement, paterno released a statement saying, i am disappointed with the board of trustees' decision but i have to accept it. a tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. >> reporter: there is now a federal investigation into the scandal. the department of education is looking into whether school officials broke the law in failing to report incidents of sexual abuse on campus. outside his home, paterno with his tearful wife at his side thanked the supporters. >> i love you all. you're great. >> reporter: earlier wednesday, the 84-year-old tried to ease growing criticism announcing he would retire at the end of the season. but now this saturday penn state will take the field for the first time in 46 years without paterno as head coach.
susan mcginnis for cbs news, washington. and they are playing nebraska this weekend and makes you wonder just -- nebraska travels well, penn state is always filled up what kind of reaction the fans will have. >> one to watch this weekend. >> absolutely. time to check in with lawrence for a look at our weather. >> what have we got, mr. lawrence? >> weather looking good for the bay area today. we have changes coming. rain in the forecast and looks like we could see some showers on the way. but for today, kind of a quiet start to the morning again. we do have some patchy fog showing up in the santa rosa area, 34 degrees there and chilly right now. livermore at 37. and 43 in san jose. by the afternoon, though, we are going to see sunshine and a few passing clouds. temperatures comfortable, mild, 60s and 70s in much of the south bay. as you head to the east bay you will also find temperatures very similar, 60s and 70s there and a lot of 60s as you make your way into the central bay. a chance of showers returns as early as tomorrow. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with
elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. take you outside show what you it looks like near the dublin- pleasanton area. westbound 580 looks okay but we are seeing a few brake lights now popping up in some of our sensors closer towards the altamont pass. so farther east. your drive time from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange is about 15 minutes. let's go to our maps. we are starting to get slow at highway 4 westbound lanes, the first bit of yellow sensors there so a little bit of changing color. still looks okay through pittsburg and concord closer to 242. and your drive time, speeds are busiest routes usually in the east bow so far everything up to speed. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. later today, a man who spent 40 years as a fugitive will turn himself in facing charges for opening fire on two south san francisco police officers back in 1968. an attorney for ronald stanley bridgeforth says his client plans to plead guilty to assault with a deadly weapon. he plans to fight charges that
have been pending against him in the 1971 slaying of a san francisco police officer. bridgeforth is now 67 years old with a wife and two grown sons. it is 5:39 now. the interim mayor of san francisco declaring victory in his first election bid in the new ranked choice runoff system. ed lee has a 61 to 39% lead over supervisor john avalos. it took 11 elimination rounds for lee it get the needed 50% majority and avalos was the only remaining candidate. about 32,000 late arriving ballots need to be counted before the winner is officially declared but lee very confident he is the man. >> the numbers are -- are fairly accurate right now. and i'm confident that we can use the word victory right now. >> if those numbers hold up, lee would become the first asian-american mayor elected in the city of san francisco. you may remember he was appointed as interim mayor back
in january. some veterans are criticizing richmond's mayor for her veterans day plans. gale mclaughlin says she will be at an occupy rally tomorrow morning at 11:00 the same time that there will be a veterans day event at the richmond shipyard. organizers say she should be there to show respect for veterans but she says the rally she will attend will honor iraq war veteran scott olsen injured at an "occupy" protest. 5:40. stocks take a nosedive. the biggest drop in two months. >> yeah, coming up a live report on dow futures world markets and the latest from europe. i can't -- i can't. sorry. whoops. >> rick perry at a loss for words. the question that he had trouble answering plus herman cain's attack on nancy pelosi. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> closed captioning is sponsored by palo alto medical foundation, a part of sutter health. good morning, bay area! out the door this morningings we have a couple of patches of fog out there otherwise looking good. temperatures not quite as cold as yesterday though. it is still chilly in spots. you have some 30s in some of the valleys, 40s and 50s approaching the bay and the coast. and it looks like a very nice afternoon outside. we'll see a few more passing clouds today but otherwise the temperatures are going to be very pleasant. numbers up in the 60s and the 70s in spots inland. it looks like changes coming though as that area of low pressure that sits off the coastline, that's going to begin to spin a little closer and as it does, we are going to see a few more clouds across the skies and by tomorrow, we could be talking about the possibility of a few showers. so things getting unsettled as we head in toward tomorrow. but for today we're looking okay. should stay dry all day and the better part of the night tonight. computer models picking up on that. high clouds passing through
today. and then overnight tonight we'll see those clouds gather, should stay mostly dry in through the commute tomorrow. we may see a few light sprinkles but you can see the main band of moisture stays with that low off the coastline. then through the day it will spin up a few showers into the bay area but not a rainout. scattered showers outside for tomorrow. good news, as we look toward the weekend, a lot of sunshine and mild temperatures not a bad day today. 70 degrees in san jose. 67 in san mateo. about 66 in hayward. east bay numbers up into the 60s and also the 70s. and as you get inside the bay you will find some comfortable weather, as high as 66 in san francisco, 67 in santa rosa and about 67 degrees in novato. so looking out over the next couple of days, yup, we have a chance of showers on veterans day. but that changes quickly toward the weekend. looks partly cloudy now but remains dry. looks like nice weather toward the beginning of next week. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we'll enjoy the dry commute while it lasts because things will be great for the start of the thursday morning drive. traffic off the upper deck of
the bay bridge, you can see that everything is moving fine -- that's the central freeway. it's look good down the central freeway and off the upper deck of the bay bridge. all right. to the bay bridge toll plaza, where nice and light, metering lights are off. usually next half hour or so is when they will turn them on but you're good to go now up the incline. once it starts to get crowded up the incline they turn the metering lights on shortly. bart is running all trains on time so you are good to go in all directions on all train lines. and getting a check of other bridges including the golden gate bridge, you can see it is free-flowing. we had some overnight roadwork in novato portions of cotati and rohnert park but it's picked up. southbound 101 looks great through the waldo grade, 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza is a nice quick snappy 11 minutes. san mateo bridge the right side of your screen the commute direction westbound 92, as flu that drive time at the bottom of the screen, only 13 minutes out of hayward. other direction off the high- rise these headlights are eastbound and it looks good this morning heading towards
the east bay. speaking of the east bay, here's a live look at the nimitz, 880 through oakland, you can see taillights northbound traffic on 880. smooth ride towards downtown oakland. southbound traffic fine as well if you have a flight towards oakland airport or heading southbound even towards hayward. we are going to stop here. we'll go flying over the altamont pass coming up in a bit. in the meantime, back to you. >> thank you. in the headlines this thursday, it's been a busy night. crashes on the cal campus as police moved in twice to keep "occupy" protestors from camping out on sproul plaza. the group plans a protest march today to a nearby bank of america in berkeley at noon. in oakland, police are preparing to close down the camp in frank ogawa plaza again. sources say a significant number of officers are being readied for the action but it's not clear when that might happen. >> thousands of penn state
students riot, upset with the firing of their head coach joe paterno. trustees dismissed him last night over that child abuse scandal. [bell ] and investors hoping to rebound today after a brutal day on wall street. the dow plunged 389 points yesterday. it's the biggest drop that we have seen since late september. the reason, debt problems in europe. you have been hearing about it for quite a while now. but this time it's italy not just greece that has investors so worried. ashley morrison is live in new york city. >> reporter: good morning. dow futures are higher up by as much as 120 points this morning. nasdaq futures also climbing up by about 26 points. a report that just came out on the jobs front showed better- than-expected news. jobless claims weekly jobless claims dropped by 10,000 last
week. that was better than economists were forecasting. so that's giving a little bit of a boost here to wall street. however, asian markets plunged this morning. japan's nikkei fell almost 3% with hong kong's hang seng plunging more than 5%. as you said, wall street suffering their biggest sell- off in nearly two months yesterday putting the major stock indices into negative territory for the year. dow down 389, nasdaq down 105. now, as we were talking, italy has become the biggest concern as the country's borrowing costs soared to a record high. some analysts say a big bailout may be out of the question now that the italian economy is just too big. it's europe's third largest with a debt of $2.6 trillion. simply isn't enough money to put together a rescue package. meanwhile, we have greece's situation. nowhere near settled. negotiations to put together a coalition government have turned chaotic. until they get that done, analysts say they will not get that rescue package that was put together by the eu.
now, if that drags on, greece will default on its debt within weeks. that would be catastrophic. and again, all this news is not just a european concern. italy or greece could actually pull europe back into recession. if that happens, it is headed our way. half of american banks lend to banks in europe and italy alone, some of our biggest banks have billions in outstanding loans and analysts say it's not just about stocks. a european default would bring our already slow job growth to a standstill and nobody wants to see that. so again really hoping they can get things together over in europe soon. >> other than that everything's fine, right? [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> reporter: other than that you know, it's a cheerful day. exactly. >> ashley, is there any sense of time? i mean, we have been hearing about the crisis in greece and now italy and, of course, spain and portugal also having problems, as well. what is it going to take to try to get them not so exposed? they talk about this debt as being unstainable. >> reporter: like they said,
this is the third largest country, uhm, and it would be very hard for them to, uhm, get a rescue package for italy. italy is the biggest concern right now. there's not a lot of confidence now with silvio berlusconi saying he will resign and they are not really sure what direction the financial future is head at this point. so a lot of confidences, uhm, really plunging there. that's going to be our major problem and, of course, it's going to affect all of the other, uhm, banks, uhm, throughout europe and that also, of course, affect us, too. so it's really hard. the eu just came out actually saying that, uhm, quote it could be a long and deep recession if they don't get this, uhm, together very soon. >> and it's a helpless feeling for all of those who have 401(k)s because there's not much you can do when a lot of what's happening in europe is affecting the markets here. so hopefully they can get their store in order over there. ashley morrison live in new
york, thank you. the financial crisis, social security and nancy pelosi. >> how she came under attack during the latest gop debate. we'll show you that. and it destroyed nixon when he was president. the secret testimony about to be released. and save. your home and autos don't worry, tiny people. flo ise giant.
debate gaffe won't brea this morning, republican presidential contender rick perry says his debate gaff won't break his campaign. he had a tough moment in michigan last night while trying to name the three federal agencies that he would cut. >> i would do away with education, uhm....... the, uhm.... -- >> commerce. >> i -- commerce. and let's see. [ pause ] >> oh, my. >> i can't. the third one i can't, sorry.
oops. >> painful there. 15 minutes later, perry said the department he was looking for was energy. this morning he told the "cbs early show," quote, i stepped in it. he said the incident was simply a latches memory. herman cain also had a debate moment he regrets. the georgia businessman said democrat nancy pelosi prevented congress from considering a republican healthcare bill back when she was speaker of the house. >> we didn't hear about it in the previous congress because princess nancy sent it to committee and it stayed there. it never came out. >> that princess nancy comment comes as polls show cain's popularity slipping among women because of allegations he sexually harassed some women in the past. in a post debate interview cain said he probably shouldn't have made that statement but he was just trying to make a point. it is 5:54 now. today president nixon's grand jury testimony about the watergate scandal has been posted online. nixon was interviewed in 1975 just 10 months after he
resigned the presidency. his story ensued the see the -- [ indiscernible ] the judge ordered it to be made public. nixon was given immunity after being pardoned by gerald ford. nfl getting a start to the weekend. the raiders are taking on the san diego chargers tonight. the black and silver will be without darren mcfadden. still has that injured foot. hurt that in week 7 against the chiefs. he is going to be replaced by michael bush. the raiders win tonight, they are going to grab the lead in the afc west. so go raiders. >> michael bush very capable runningback but the raiders are 0-2 without darren mcfadden. he's something special. >> they have another -- palmer has another week under his belt. >> that's right. >> he looked okay. >> that guy could throw the ball. >> grace , what do you think? >> oh, yeah. i was thinking what happened to
you, reaction time of the raiders. long pause. [ laughter ] >> they have been losing a couple of weeks. just like the raiders, out of sync a little bit. >> the game tonight is right here on the cw at 5:00. >> yes, absolutely. got to check it out. if you want to head around the bay area today, looking at decent weather, too. temperatures up in the 60s and the 70s. we'll notice some passing cloud outside. now by late tonight, the clouds will really start to thicken up. by tomorrow there is a chance we could see some scattered showers. the good news is, saturday and sunday look partly cloudy and should stay dry. and it looks like it is going to stay dry after that right well into next week. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. traffic is great. we have not seen too many incidents on the road so our 5:00 hour has been very quiet. starting to get a little busy. flying over westbound 580 looks okay so far. it's about 20 minutes right now. maybe a little less between the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. take you back outside, here's a live look again at the nimitz. 880 through oakland, speak of the raiders, everything looks good as far as traffic goes. past the coliseum, everything is quite towards downtown oakland. and at the bay bridge still
haven't turned on the metering lights so there's no major delay behind the pay gates. >> being an oakland gal, you have your black on. >> looks good on you. >> very chic. let's talk fashion. >> let's do that. is there a player named jones on the raiders? >> taiwan jones, yes. >> there is. okay, i was going to -- jones is my favorite player, i was going to say. >> that would have worked. >> just picked a last name. >> there you go. >> more sad than i. [ laughter ] 5:57. state senators accused of double dipping the free food they got off your dime. >> plus unrest at penn state. how students took over the campus and streets after coach paterno was fired. i'm live at uc-berkeley where police told students not to camp but they're doing it anyway and this after a violent day yesterday. the clash with police, the latest coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, [ man ] i got this citi thank you card
and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes, i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ keep on going in this direction. take this bridge over here. there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] write your story with the citi thankyou premier card, with no point caps, and points that don't expire. get started at thankyoucard.citi.com.