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>> and the final straw for the "occupy sf" campers. they could be connected out soon. >> a lot of clouds in the sky, showers on the way. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up. and police have blocked lanes on a major freeway in the east bay. how it's affecting your morning commute coming up. good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. vallejo is grieving the loss of a popular police officer gunned down in the line of duty. >> officer jim capoot was shot on janice street trying to catch suspects from a bank robbery that happen just a few miles away. >> gil diaz is in vallejo where a memorial is growing. >> reporter: good morning for us, probably a somber morning for vallejo residents who are outside the police station. there is a sign outside the lobby door that says it's closed due to an emergency. of course, referring to what happened yesterday afternoon. right flex to the sign on the
floor on the ground, a growing memorial with bouquets of flowers, candles, personal notes to officer james capoot and his family. take a look at officer capoot. he was 45 years old. 19 years with the police department. prior to this, he worked with the chp and is a marine investment he is survived by his wife and three daughters. here's what the scene look like yesterday afternoon as you mentioned. this is the 100 block of janice street. it all started unraveling around 1:30 yesterday. he responded to a report of a bank robbery at a nearby bank of america on springs road. he spotted the suspect suv, chased it down for more than three miles. capoot did a pit maneuver on the driver forcing the suv to spin out of control. the suspect ran out at nearby backyards and he ran after them. unfortunately, capoot was
working alone. but he was wear body armor. his backup officers tell us they heard a round of gunshots fired and they found him down. now, sources tell cbs 5 that officer capoot was shot several times in the back. of course it was a chaotic scene in this neighborhood. here's how the residents reacted as cops combed through their block. >> i heard five or six gunshots and we came out the house, seen a lot of police, a lot of people running around. i seen a lot of guns everywhere. >> i seen them tearing the blinds off the windows and coming in my mother's house. >> i'm sure they were looking for a suspect but i don't think it was this where they had to do this type of stuff looking for a suspect. >> reporter: and after he was shot, capoot was rushed to nearby kaiser hospital in vallejo where he later died. as you can see here, his colleagues from the police department gathering hugging each other for the tragedy. now, capoot is the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in vallejo in more than 11 years. as for the suspect, there were preliminary reports that there
could have been as many as three suspects but the police believe he was one lone suspect and they think they got him. back to you guys. >> all right, thank you, gil diaz. dozens of law enforcement officers and community members watched as a van carrying officer capoot's body drove away in a procession from kaiser hospital in vallejo. officer capoot was beloved in his community of vallejo where he worked and vacaville where he lived. he received two medals of courage, two life-saving medals and a number of other honors in the vallejo police department and he was a mentor and coach in the community helping a number of young people there. >> our prayers go out to him and his family right now because i know it's a tough time and i'm really going to miss him because he was there for me through a lot of stuff with my family. >> he basically kind of helped raise me and he was basically family to me. >> capoot was not coaching this year because he and his wife had taken in two children of some friends who were killed in
a motorcycle crash. 5:03 now. >> we have a deadly accident to tell you about in the east bay. let's find out how it's affecting traffic now with elizabeth. >> we are talking about lafayette. eastbound 24 right there by the pleasant hill road exit. we are following this developing traffic story. it was a fatal accident as you mentioned multi-vehicle crash involving up to three cars. emergency crews are still on scene. they have several lanes flared off, in fact traffic is only getting by in that one far right lane. we know this happened around 3:15 or so this morning and we don't know how long the investigation is going to continue. they have called out a coroner to the scene, tow crews, as well. so again it's going against the commute eastbound 24. it's a visual distraction. it could begin to slow even in the commute direction if this continues to be out there for a
while. a lot of flashing lights. it's quiet. >> hears a live look at the san mateo bridge of the the right side of your screen that's the commute direction traffic heading towards the high-rise. looks good so far out of hayward. at the bay bridge, no metering lights. eastbound 24 at pleasant hill road in lafayette following an overnight crash. a police raid could be happening soon at "occupy sf" as it's called a health nuisance. anser hassan reports. >> reporter: good morning. there's a number of san francisco police officers and sheriff's deputies who are on site getting word of a possible raid. you can see behind me the tents are still up. now the question is for how long? san francisco city officials walked through yesterday and called the site a public health nuisance and join me is justin part of the clean-up effort.
citywalk through yesterday they issued a list of 11 demands including how to handle food and waste and what not and you guys are trying to work to get into compliance? >> absolutely. i normally take photographs but tonight i was compelled to help out with the cleaning he wants every efforts and i have been doing things like if i see any food waste throwing that away, using my broom to clean up things that may be flammable and some other people have moved the tents out of the bocce ball area so they are less congested. >> reporter: mayor lee is promising a crackdown. he says these tents can't be here forever. is the city being fair? >> i'm not sure the city is being fair because the "occupy" camp is providing a place where the people that the rest of the city haven't been taking care of are actually getting a place where they are being taken care of and that includes both the homeless and mentally ill. additionally, given the raids at the other camps around the country this is a vital symbol of the resiliance of the
movement because of the few camps remaining. >> reporter: final notices were issued but no raid yet. is there any plan of a that is being discussed if the raids happen? >> i think that the plan of action will be the same as the usual plan of action if there is a raid which is something along the lines of martin luther king style nonviolent resistance which is the way it is around other camps in the country. >> reporter: thank you. tents on market street are gone. a public health official says there have been improvements. even if they get in compliance, the city says they can't be here forever. back to you. >> thank you. >> you have been out there before. does it seem cleaner to you? >> the smellisn'tt as strong.
>> in walking through it's dark out here but seems much more cleaned up. you can see behind me there's some recycling bins set up. people are picking up things. the kitchen was torn down with a part of a list of demands so they are making an efforts effort to clean the place up. >> it's making a difference. there is a meeting planned today between "occupy" protestors and uc-berkeley administrators about whether tents should be allowed at sproul plaza. it's basically tent-free for now after police raided the "occupy cal" camp yesterday morning. we saw it here. the protestors had a general assembly meeting yesterday and decided to postpone putting on tents in the area until monday. did you use your heater in the car? >> no. >> we'll have a little rain and temperatures going down? >> yeah, guys. we have seen some sprinkles around the bay area but in the
a lot yet. that could change this afternoon. the rain may pick up a bit. still, it is chilly around the bay area. that cold air from the gulf of alaska diving in our direction. you can see most of the showers located in the north. we have seen some sprinkles in the bay area especially in the north bay this morning. temperatures will be the story today. right now 40s and 50s but by the afternoon, not a lot of improvement. these highs generally hanging out in the 50s late in the day as high at 58 in livermore only 55 in san francisco. a cool breeze and shower blowing through, and these temperatures are going to feel chilly. we'll have more on the weekend forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank you. 5:09 now. first penn state now a new scandal rocking college sports. the abuse allegations against a syracuse basketball coach. i just didn't want my whole life to go by without having the truth come out. >> a 30-year mystery and now police are take another look at the drowning of actress natalie
wood. the manwho says he knows the truth. calling in the secret service. why herman cain is now getting special protection. when we come back. ,, 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
she died 30 years ago this month. now... homicide investigators are taking another look into what's officially classified as an "acci natalie wood was 40 when she died 30 years ago this month. homicide investigators are taking another look into what's officially classified as an accidental drowning. the actress' body was found off the waters of catalina island back in november 1981. investigators concluded that she had hit her head while falling off a yacht after a into the drinking possibly while trying to board a dinghy. the los angeles county sheriff's department announced it is re-opening the case after new revelations from the coast guard and recent comments from the yacht's captain.
>> natalie would never in a million years take that dinghy out by herself. >> among the others on the yacht at the time was husband robert wagner and actor christopher walken, who reportedly had arranged. a statement says the wagner family supports the efforts but hasn't heard anything from the investigators yet. the sheriff's department plans to release more information today. wagner and walken had reportedly argued. there will be more on this show business mystery saturday night at 10:00 on "48 hours: mystery" on cbs 5. a memorial for those who died in jonestown in 1978. more than 900 people died in a mass suicide there. they were following the orders of their leader at the time, jim jones of the people's temple. a woman who lost more than two dozen relatives will preside over today's event. it happens at the evergreen cemetery in oakland this morning at 10:00.
a new child molestation case at an eastern college this time syracuse university in upstate new york. syracuse police are investigating allegations against this man, bernie fine, who has been an assistant basketball coach at the university for 35 years. two former ball boys who are now adults have told espn that fine who lessed them for years -- molested them for years starting in the late 1970s. this follows the child sexual abuse scandal that broke two weeks ago at penn state and if it's true, it is so sad and so incredible that two penn states known for football and syracuse known for football too but basketball, they have won a couple of national titles with jim boeheim and if this is through, it's so very sad. >> and shock shocking. airlines charging for food, bags and fuel? you wouldn't believe what some stranded passengers had to pay. just to get home. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
suspect in custody this morning. "occupy sf" is now being called a public health nuisance by city officials. campers at the justin herman plaza are bracing for a police raid. secretary of state hillary clinton will travel to the asian nation of myanmar next month. president obama says clinton's visit could help the united states seize a historic opportunity as the country also known as burma now undergoes a democratic reform. good morning. police in lafayette are clearing a multivehicle fatal accident around 3:15 this morning so about two hours ago and they still have three left lanes blocked off eastbound 24 at the pleasant hill road exit. so one person was thrown from the car. chp confirmed a little while ago that that person was kill. so because it is a fatal accident investigation it could take a while longer than usual to clear it. they have to do a detailed
investigation out there. the eastbound lanes we are seeing slowing backed up for an exit or two from central lafayette. westbound traffic not impacted. it could be if this investigation continues for some time. mostly a visual distraction. no lanes blocked. bay bridge toll plaza no metering lights, no major delays. heading towards san francisco, you will find a little bit of lower deck roadwor towards oakland. another camera by the coliseum. this is a live look at 880. you can see oracle in the distance. these headlights are southbound traffic on 880. so far it's getting by okay. you will find various lanes blocked on northbound 880 between high street and downtown oakland. watch out for that. coming up, we'll get a check of the south bay. in the meantime, lawrence says rain showers are imminent so we are going to him. >> yeah. looks like we have some scattered showers around the bay area even now seeing light showers toward the napa valley but nothing too heavy if you are going out the door now. but be prepared. we have changes throughout the
day today. could see some sprinkles early on this morning but he think a better chance toward the afternoon. and we are going to see some very cool temperatures outside highs only in the 50s today as really the arctic air is plunging national bay area with a chance of scattered showers throughout the afternoon. so it looks like the main cold front has moved through already but now we get into the cold air on the back side of it bringing scattered showers in the afternoon hours here. so high pressure long gone now. this whole trough will carve itself out along the west coast keeping things up unsettled and cooler from the gunman of alaska into the bay area. another system will drop down at the coast sunday spinning up more showers. so today cloudy, about 2:00 scattered showers out there. looks like that will continue off and off into the evening
before tapering off. saturday for the most part okay, cool into the weekend. better chance of rain overnight inside into sunday but none of this looks like a washout. looks like we'll dry out monday and tuesday. we could see more rain toward thanksgiving. guys, back to you. >> thank you. secret service agents are protecting herman cain. he asked and got the protection after receiving what the homeland security department deemed as credible death threats. normally the secret service provides a detail for the party nominee. but like the case with barack obama, the service is provided to any presidential hopeful before the nomination if the threats are credible. good news for commuters. there should be a much cleaner bart ride on the way. >> i guess so. the transit agency will replace its blue wool seats with durable vinyl ones in 100 cars next year. the move costs bart close to $2
million. if the riders give it a big thumbs up, the new seats, another 100 cars will get new seats. >> easier to clean. >> wool gets dirty quickly. call it the bradley backlash. >> why the sexiest man alive may have to defend his title. also ahead... >> watson, watson! >> who is holden caulfield? >> rival schools unite to beat the machine. how cal and stanford students fared against jeopardy's computer champion. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
accounts for. hundreds of passengers traveling from india there is a new fee that no airline passenger could account for. hundreds of passengers traveling from india to britain were stranded in vienna on wednesday when their comtel air jet didn't have enough money to refuel. [ laughter ] >> the charter service asked passengers then to fork over $31,000 of their own money in order to continue their journey. can you believe this ?! angry travelers demanded a refund from the travel agency that booked their tickets but so far they are striking out. you just can't make this stuff up. >> can you imagine if they actually collected 31 grand? [ laughter ] >> not from that woman i guess. >> here's a quarter.
>> i'm sleeping. cal and stanford fans gearing up for the big game this weekend but last night students from both schools had a common goal, beat the machine. top students from both universities squaring off for a game of jeopardy against the all-powerful ibm computer watson. and though the school rivalry was on the minds of students, they say they just wanted to take watson down. >> it's just a game of jeopardy. if stanford wants to beat watson that's a lot bigger. >> no such luck. watson won. cal finished 2, stanford 3. battle over hot cover models brewing up in hollywood after hangover star bradley cooper landed on the cover of people's magazine sexiest man alive. the legions of ryan gosling are
demand that get his own cover. one online petition has 2900 signatures so far. >> they look alike. >> i prefer ryan. >> all right. i go for bradley. 5:27. coming up, a plane terror scare. how it all started with a pilot taking a bathroom break. >> after being kicked out of frank ogawa plaza new life for "occupy oakland" where they plan to set up camp now. a police officer in vallejo killed in the line of duty. we'll tell you exactly how it happened coming up. san francisco declares "occupy sf" a public health hazard. protestors are fighting back. will it make a difference? the full story just ahead. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. an officer killed in the line of duty. how this police officer went way above the call of duty. >> partly to mostly cloudy skies. some showers outside right now. more for the afternoon. what about the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. good morning. it's friday, november 18. i'm grace lee. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:30 now. we begin with a deadly accident over in the east bay. >> let's get to elizabeth with
how things are shaping up on our roadways. >> just a few minutes ago actually police wrapped up their investigation. it was more than two hours long and they did have lanes blocked for again up to two hours or more. this accident happened around 3:15 this morning eastbound 24 right there at pleasant hill road. for a while traffic was only getting by in one far right lane because it was a fatal accident. one person was thrown from the car. it was a multi-vehicle crash but those were the only injuries we heard about but just within the last five minutes they have been able to reopen all lanes of eastbound 24 so the commute is back to normal on eastbound and westbound 24 in lafayette. more traffic in a bit. back to you. >> thank you. a memorial growing for a fallen vallejo police officer and this morning police say the massive manhunt for that gunman is now over. >> officer james capoot was shot on janice street trying to catch suspects from a bank robbery that happened just a few miles away. >> gil diaz is in vallejo where
police are holding a suspect for that killing. >> reporter: outside the police department. i wanted to give you a different vantage point of the growing memorial that we have been talking about all morning. as i step aside, you can see the closer look at the flowers, candles, personal notes and balloons. something like this having a vallejo officer shot and killed in the line of duty doesn't happen very often. capoot is the first cop to be killed here in more than 11 years. here's his picture of capoot 45 years old, 19 years with the police department. prior to coming here, he worked for the california highway patrol and even served in the marines. here's that theme that we're talking about yesterday. this is the 100 block of janice street. this tragedy began unfolding around 1:0 yesterday. capoot responding to a bank robbery happening at the bank of america on springs road. he spotted the suspect vehicle a silver suv. he chased after it for a good
three to four miles. he forced that suv to spin out of control also known as a pit maneuver. the suspects ran out of the vehicle into the backyard and here's what happened next. >> shortly after exiting his vehicle and chasing the suspect, officers who were arriving just moments later heard several shots fired. they discovered our officer down in the backyard and he was mortally wounded. >> reporter: and capoot was rushed to kaiser hospital in vallejo where he later died. cbs 5 sources tell us that he was shot in the back. you can see here his comrades from the police department congregating outside the hospital hugging and giving each other support. right here live again a red sign outside the lobby door says lobby closed due to an emergency. of course that is referring to the tragedy of yesterday.
also just more about that suspect, preliminary reports as many as three suspects now police believe that he was just one suspect and they think they get their guy. back to you guys. >> thank you. tough time in vallejo. in the meantime dozens of law enforcement officers and members of the community watched as a van carrying the body of officer capoot drove away in a procession from kaiser vallejo. officer capoot was beloved in his communities of vallejo, where he works and vacaville, where he lived. he received two medals of courage, two life-saving medals and a number of other honors in the vallejo police department. he was also a mentor and coach in the community helping a number of young people. >> our prayers go out to him and his family right now. i'm really going to miss him. he was there for me withmy family. >> he raised me. he is like family to me. >> koo paw was not coaching this year because -- capoot was not coaching this year because
he and his wife took in two children of friends killed in a motorcycle crash. the "occupy sf" encampment is now a public health nuisance according to a city official. but is a police raid imminent? protestors aren't sure. anser hassan reports from justin herman plaza where campers are probably anxious. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. that's right. protestors say they did get word of a possible raid overnight. you look behind me, you can see the tents are still up. but for how long? that's the big question especially with new mayor ed lee promising to crack down and begin enforcing city codes. there are a number of san francisco police officers and sheriff's deputies on site monitoring the tent city this morning. city authorities say justin herman plaza where the tents are now set up is a public health nuisance. officials walked through the camp on thursday citing instances of human waste, tents too close together and portable
toilets not serviced. the city issued 11 demand including how to handle food, waste, as well as rules regarding illegal drugs. i spoke to a few protestors this morning. they say they are trying to make the necessary changes. i walked through the camp with the "occupy sf" janitor and he pointed out recycling bins and a closed kitchen. he said they are doing whatever they can to get into compliance. the san francisco public works director says there has been progress especially since getting rid of the animals. >> we have not seen any pets here. that is a huge improvement from what we are seeing in previous weeks. >> no pets? >> no animals. does anybody see any dogs or cats? and you know, a few weeks ago there were as many as 25 here so that's a huge improvement. >> reporter: here are live pictures of market street. as you can see the tents along market street will be taken down which was part of the city's demand. both sides say they want this to be peaceful. remember, "occupy sf" is one of the largest "occupy" protests in the country so there's a lot
of spotlight here. but the city says at some point these tents have to go. it's just wait and see what happens and when. back to you guys. >> eventually they got to come down. thank you, anser hassan live in san francisco. tomorrow, "occupy oakland" supporters plan a rally and march and may set up a new camp in that city. this will be the group's first rally since their encampment at frank ogawa plaza was cleared out in a police raid monday. tomorrow's march will start at broadway and 14th street end across from the fox theatre on telegraph. the group plans to set up a new camp there in an empty lot. it's friday. want to know how the weekend weather is shaping up. >> friday is always a blessed event for all of us. weather-wise a little shaky. >> a little shaky but not a washout. i think we have a chance of a couple of scattered showers out there right now. ford the afternoonings the cold air now coming down from the gulf of alaska dropping some
showers into the far northern california eventually that starts to end up in the bay area by the afternoon. highs only in the low 50s. at the coast upper 50s in livermore. doesn't look like a rainout on the weekend but more showers. more on that coming up. back to you. >> thank you. today homicide detectives will release some more information about the drowning of actress natalie wood. her body was found 30 years ago this month in the waters off catalina island in southern california. her death was ruled an accident at the time. she had hit her head falling off a yacht after a night of drinking. the case is being looked at again after some new comments were made by the yacht's captain and some new revelations from the coast guard. >> her fingers were pliable. her legs -- like she had been alive a long time which means
she could have been saved. >> 43-year-old actress who was born in san francisco was best known for her role in "west side story." "48 hours: mystery" will have more on hollywood's most enduring scandal, the night natalie wood drown, when it presents "vanity fair" hollywood scandal saturday at 10:00. you can see it here on cbs 5. 33 years later a memorial today for those who died in jonestown guyana. more than 990 people died in 1978 following the orders of their leader jim jones of the people's temple. a woman who lost more than two dozen relatives will preside over today's event at the evergreen cemetery in oakland at 10 a.m. coming up another college coach accused of child sexual abuse. the new scandal rocking the sports world. >> the captain has disappeared in the back and i have someone with a thick foreign accent trying to access the cockpit. >> a terror scare on a flight to new york. how the captain went missing
stories: heading outside bring a jacket and umbrella. you will need them today as we are going to see very cool air moving in overhead. we have some sprinkles out there right now. but those are very light and widely scattered. skies partly to mostly cloudy right now. toward the afternoon, we have another band of moisture that's going to sweep in and that will bring with it a better chance of showers toward the afternoon hours and temperatures will be chilly. highs only in the 50s across the board for today. so here's your system. diving in right now you are, the clouds sliding by most of
the rainfall still located a little further to the north. we are seeing scattered light sprinkles out there this morning but toward the afternoon that will start to drop down. so unsettled and cooler weather headed our way. over the weekend it didn't look like a washout. today you will see the chance of showers. over the weekend cooler air moving in probably partly cloudy skies for saturday. then into saturday night into sunday this next low drops in just off the coastline. and it's going to skim along the coast. that could be just enough to send up a couple of more raindrops saturday night into sunday. computer models picking up pretty well on the moisture moving in this afternoon the you see scattered showers, pockets of rain developing around the bay area in toward the afternoon. that will continue toward the evening so could be wet for the commute but overnight that begins to settle down so part of saturday will be okay. cool, 56 in fairfield, only 55 in san francisco. and 55 degrees in fremont. next couple of days we'll keep those numbers down and chance of showers saturday night into sunday. we do dry out monday and
tuesday, although toward the holiday thanksgiving looks like more impressive storm system headed our way. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are going out to chopper 5. chopper 5 is in walnut creek over the 680/24 interchange. now, first we want to update you if you are just waking up with us. there was an overnight fatal accident multi-vehicle crash. one person was thrown from their vehicle in lafayette and was killed according to chp. eastbound 24 at pleasant hill road. that is the scene of that earlier accident. we can let you know within the half hour all lanes have been reopened. it was going against the commute so we never saw any huge delays. never really impacted westbound 24 traffic out of the walnut creek area. so once again, all lanes open eastbound 24 after an overnight fatal accident fear the pleasant hill road exit. let's go to our maps and show you what else it looks like out there. at the bay bridge toll plaza unusual delays. no incidents reported but it's a good sized backup for this time of the morning. no metering lights. but you can really see in those
far right lanes, so no reports of anything going on. as far as we know right now early commuters getting a head start on the morning commute but again the middle fastrak lanes look okay. we'll let you know if we see anything going on but so far it looks to be okay heading into san francisco. and over by the oracle in oakland 880 this is a live look near the coliseum. so as you can see here everything is pretty much moving at top speeds this morning on northbound and southbound 880. it's a smooth trip towards hayward or up towards downtown oakland. that's traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, a memorial to a slain officer is growing at the vallejo police department this morning. 19-year veteran officer james capoot was gunned down while trying to catch a bank robbery suspects. the shooter is in custody. "occupy sf" campers are bracing for a possible police raid after city officials called the encampment at justin herman plaza on the embarcadero a public health nuisance. uc-berkeley administrators plan to meet with "occupy"
protestors this afternoon. they will be discussing whether the tents should be allowed back at sproul plaza. it's tent-free for now after police raided the "occupy cal" camp yesterday morning. all right, grace. we have some developing news out of reno this morning where strong winds are kicking up a major wildfire in the area in colin southwest of reno. it's destroyed 5 homes so far and at least one death has been reported. another three dozen homes are also being threatened. it was apparently triggered by a downed power line. it's inside a canyon making access difficult for the firefighters and being pushed by high winds as you can see right there. shocking story here. new allegations of child molestation at a prominent college this time syracuse university and upstate new york. syracuse police are now investigating allegations against bernie fine who has been an assistant with the
basketball program at the university for 35 years. two former ball boys who are now adults have told espn that fine molested them for years starting in the late 1970s. this follows child sexual abuse scandal that broke two weeks ago at penn state. secretary of state hillary clinton will travel to the asian nation of myanmar next month. president obama says clinton's visit could help the united states seize a historic opportunity for progress in that country which is also known as burma. a new government there is showing signs of a democratic reform. still under sanctions from the u.s. and other western nations, though, because of attacks on pro-democracy demonstrators as recently as 2007. presidential hopeful rick perry is picking a fight with nancy pelosi challenging her to a debate. she declined but took the opportunity to get in a jab about his recent brain freeze. >> monday, i'm going to be in portland in the morning. i'm going to be visiting some
of our labs in california in the afternoon. that's two. i can't remember what the third thing is. [ laughter ] >> i chuckled a bit when nancy pelosi -- she may have forgotten all the reasons that she can't debate me on overhauling washington, d.c., but the american people sure haven't forgotten. >> well, perry went on to accuse pelosi of resisting reform and, quote, guarding the status quo. >> a little dig there. the entourage for herman cain is going to have more people. secret service will guard him after he received credible death threats. cain is the first republican in the 2012 presidential race to receive this extra protection. david letterman speaks with herman cain on "the late show" tonight. >> yeah. he is going to talk tonight. cain talked with dave about his 9-9-9 tax plan and about saving the country the way he saved godfather's pizza. >> i'm going to do the same thing as president that i did
when i took over a falling company. number one make sure we're working or not right problem. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> surround -- you've heard all this before? >> listen to me. >> are you trying to talk me out of this? >> i think letterman should run all the debates from now on. he is taking no guff from anybody. you can see "the late show" with david letterman tonight at 11:35 with herman cain here on cbs 5. >> yeah, yeah, yeah whatever. 5:49. it's called the lonely one. the bay area airport where people will travel the least this holiday season. declare an emergency and just get on the ground. >> a pilot trapped in the bathroom. and a passenger banging on the cockpit door. the bizarre events and how it all ended. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
agricultural recycling welcome back. it is 5:51. there are six puppies who are recovering after they were found abandoned at an agricultural recycling center in monterey county. spca officers happened to see two of the puppies wednesday along a road south of watsonville. they discovered the other four cold, wet and hungry. they were under a tarp nearby. the australian shepherd mixes appear to be about two months old. the spca now hopes to find the person who abandoned them. >> how do you do that? bart passengers will have a cleaner seat soon. the transit agency is going to replace its blue wool seats with some durable vinyl ones in 100 cars next year. new seats are much easier to clean. the move is costing about $2 million. if riders like them another 100 cars will get the new seats, as well. staff members are working on a proposal for late night bus service for bart when the
trains shut down. that may be up and running by next year. board members want to discuss how to continue moving passengers on a 24-hour basis. they need to balance the need of late night workers and party people perhaps here in the city with others who depend on bart for those early-morning jobs. a bathroom break caused a scare in the air for a new york- bound plane. when you got to go, you go the to go. that's true for the pilot on a delta regional plane that took off from north carolina on wednesday. so the lavatory door jammed and the pilot could not get out. a passenger is trying to help him by explaining the situation to his co-pilot. he was banging on the cockpit door. the pilot eventually got out. an fbi met the plane because of the emergency call to air traffic control. they figured out what happened after speaking to the passenger. >> trying to help him out. >> at least they didn't have to collect for gas to get out of
the airport. are you flying? there might be a crowd in one airport and hardly any in another. the holiday rush begins today with more than 140,000 passengers expected to use sfo today alone. over the next 10 days, they expect nearly 1.2 million travelers out of san francisco. that would be 4.5% more than they get last year. so people are flying. the numbers come from the tsa, which uses reservation information from the airlines. you can avoid crowds by using mineta san jose airport. the "mercury news" reports orbitz expects it to be the least busy of the top 50 airports in the country. the airport says its flights are full and if they had more flights they would have more passengers. >> that's lawrence's favorite airport. >> it is? >> yeah. i live closer to the san francisco airport but i drive down there because it's less hassle. >> never use san jose airport. i grew up in the bay area. >> i've even been there. >> i've been there, too. you have to get with the program. >> we'll take a field trip for
you. >> check it out. weather-wise, good day to fly? >> it's going to be a little touch and go as we'll see scattered showers around the bay area. seeing some of that this morning, most light stuff so far. and just some sprinkles showing up outside but toward the afternoon, yup, we have some cloudy skies and some pretty chilly conditions around the bay area were the chance of some scattered showers -- with the chance of some scattered showers. over the weekend partly cloudy into saturday. a chance of showers into sunday. and then monday and tuesday, we should dry out. but toward the holiday we could again see more rain. hey, we have the big game this weekend cal versus stanford. forget the rapids! forget it. this is a big game. forget the records! you have to throw it out the window. there is a chance of showers, temperatures in the 50s. but it always seems to be tight no matter what the records r it's a rivalry. >> this is cal's bowl game although they're bowl eligible but they could beat stanford? oh, my goodness. >> make the year. >> go, bears. all right. i want to take you out towards chopper 5. i think it's
heading toward the bay bridge toll plaza. i mentioned we were seeing an unusual number of cars for this time of the morning towards the pay gates. there are no incidents on the upper deck. folks may be getting a head start on the thanksgiving holidays maybe some folks going to the airport. these are bigger delays slightly unusual than what we usually see backed up to the end. parking lot in the busiest lanes. they have not turned the metering lights on and you can see fastrak users get by okay. so again, just a little extra bit busy there at the bay bridge this morning. and more doodling going on. >> they are driving me nuts. its illegible. >> i'll show you after class. >> it's all good. 5:56 now. in the next half hour, a bright brain faces off against a machine. the bay area students who went toe to toe with ibm's watson. and setting up camp but not at frank ogawa plaza. the new location for "occupy oakland."
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. as to i'm really going to miss him because he was there for me through a lot of stuff with my family. an officer killed in the line of duty. this morning, we are learning more about the man behind the badge. "occupy sf" bracing for a possible raid. why the camp could be in its final hours. a few scattered light showers around the bay area. more on the way toward the afternoon and some chilly temperatures too. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up. so far, it is relatively dry across the bay area