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tv   CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon  CBS  November 18, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm PST

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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. it was ruled an accident
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three decades ago. but was it? a man who was there the night actress and san francisco native natalie wood drowned now says he lied about what he knew. and l.a. homicide detectives want to hear more. >> reporter: the investigation into the drowning death 30 years ago of famed actress natalie wood is being reopened. this morning, the yacht captain on board the night she died is telling reporters he lied to investigators. dennis davern now blames wood's husband robert wagner for her death. after a night of heavy drinking with actor christopher walken, davern says wagner and woods had a fight shortly before she disappeared into the water near catalina island. >> i just didn't want my whole life to go by without having the truth come out. >> reporter: the coroner's office ruled wood's death a drowning accident back in 1981. but the l.a. county sheriff's office has now decided to take another look. >> we are going to follow up on
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the leads we have. we are going to interview -- reinterview some people, interview some new people, talk to people and reevaluate some of the evidence. >> reporter: wood was 43 years old when she died. a three-time oscar nominee who started in such classics as miracle on 34th street, rebel without a cause, and "west side story." >> i feel pretty ♪ >> reporter: she had a stormy relationship with wagner. they divorced and remarried. a spokesman for wagner says he fully supports the new investigation. authorities say wood's husband robert wagner is not a suspect but they have reopened the case because they say they have several new but unnamed sources who have given authorities, grace, reason to believe that this may not have been an accident. >> so, bigad, as far as we know, this is all basically circumstantial evidence? there is no physical evidence that they have found to reopen this case, right? >> reporter: they have not yet and if they have, they are not
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saying at this point. a press conference just wrapped up and the sheriff's department won't actually reveal just who these sources are or what actually they found. so at this point it's speculation. >> fascinating. bigad shaaban in los angeles, thank you. a wildfire in reno raging out of control forcing thousands of evacuations, it's burning in rough terrain in the coughlin ranch area. so far it's destroyed 20 homes, nearly 10,000 people under voluntary evacuation order, although some were ordered out by police. firefighters are struggling to get ahead of the flames, too, which are being fueled by wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour. >> but it is hit and miss which houses it hits. it jumped over to the bushes in that house. >> your house is okay? >> my house is okay. i just don't have any power. >> one man has died because of a heart attack while he was trying evacuate. a number of people have also suffered smoke inhalation. so far, 400 acres have burned. the origin of the fine is
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unknown. -- the origin of the fire is unknown. all these winds are fueling the flames in reno. here in the bay area, rain and cold. >> high country with winds like that you have to get out of the way. there's not much you can do to stop the fire. but we are seeing showers beginning to show up in the bay area. some of that working its way into the reno area so that's good news for them but it's beginning to pick up. we had some scattered light showers early on but now we are seeing stronger cells moving into petaluma and parts of the south bay and peninsula. scattered showers into redwood city, mostly lighter amounts. things will pick up in the afternoon. cold air will flow into our skies. what about the weekend? we'll talk about that with the full weekend forecast coming up. >> thank you. investigators say they know who shot and killed a vallejo police officer yesterday. they named their suspect in a briefing about an hour ago. gil diaz is at the vallejo police department where a memorial for officer james
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capoot is growing. gil, good afternoon. >> reporter: hi, good afternoon. and we were in that press conference and, yes, they gave more information about what happened yesterday. also more information of that lone suspects. here's a picture of him. his name is henry albert smith. a resident of fairfield, 37 years old. they believe he is the lone suspect. he acted alone in this bank robbery. he is now at fairfield county jail. police hope he will be charged with bank robbery and murder. and as you have mentioned, that memorial service right behind me, it has grown triple by -- since this morning. more residents came by. of course, they are very saddened by this but some are also frustrated saying this could have been prevented. residents stopped by the police department to pay respects to one of the city's finest. officer james capoot was shot and killed thursday afternoon while chasing down a bank
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robbery suspects on janice street. randall mourns him. >> i wish i was there to help him out to stop the bullet or something. >> reporter: officer capoot is the first vallejo cop to be killed in the line of duty in more than 11 years. he was on patrol by himself that day. >> during the day typically it's all solo. there are no hard and fast rules though. >> reporter: this person believes the city's financial woes and limited resources may have been factors in his death. >> since the city of vallejo has filed for bankruptcy, you have seen a decline in the graffiti and i just can't help but think that maybe it's this didn't need to happen if there were more officers. >> reporter: the sergeant said they couldn't determine if limited resources was indeed a factor. >> the officers typically work by themselves on day shift before we had these staffing issues. there were officers involved in the pursuit seconds behind him. they would have been closer if they didn't get stuck in traffic. it's not a factor in the
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situation. >> reporter: we tried to reach the mayor and city managers for comment. they are gone for the day. but we found flags flying outside city hall at half- staff. capoot served 19 years on the vallejo police department, even earning two medals of courage. decorated but undeserving of a life cut short. >> they're not overpaid. they are underpaid and understaffed. if they had more staff here maybe this wouldn't have happened. >> reporter: and you're seeing live look again of the massive memorial right here outside the police department. a lot of candles and flowers and a lot of personal notes written on this american flag. we're also learning more about officer capoot. he was survived by his wife and three daughters. one is a teenager. two of them in their early 20s. one of the sergeants did tell us in the conference that a lot of people have been calling. how can they help the family? they are hoping to set up a trust fund or a college fund for his daughters. back to you.
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>> gil, i guess he was a coach and just a really good man. are we learning any more about the suspect himself and were vallejo police familiar with this guy? >> well, they aren't commenting. they won't elaborate as to whether he has a prior criminal history but like i said, they believe he acted alone. he was found with a handgun at the incident. they do know he entered that bank robbery with a mask on and that he did drive off in his own vehicle which was a silver suv. but they are not releasing more information as to whether he has a prior criminal history. >> i'm sure we will find out. gil diaz live in vallejo, thank you. supporters of "occupy oakland" plan to set up a camp tomorrow in fox square plaza. but police say they are not going to allow camping in that spot or anywhere else. anser hassan with more on what protestors are going to do. >> november 19. >> excuse me. we live here. this is not an appropriate place to have this happen. >> reporter: tensions were high
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late this morning in oakland as neighbors went head to head with "occupy" protestors who announced their new plans. >> in response to our eviction last monday, the "occupy oakland" general assembly has called for a reclamation of public space to reestablish our camp at the end of the march. >> reporter: and they are coming here. fox square plaza in the middle of a residential neighborhood. and that has many residents angry. >> we would love to see them make changes. we would love to help them make changes but they are alienating who they claim to be representing. >> reporter: residents say they weren't consulted about the protestors' new plans. and that's a big concern for don harris, director of oakland school for the arts, a 6-12th grade program across the street. >> we have great concerns that something like this with the press coverage, police action, the number of people that might here, would be disruptive for the school. >> reporter: "occupy" protestors say they are not going to give up on their message of economic inequality and they say it's not fair to blame them for the city's problems. all they are asking is for the neighbors' support. >> we are not saying this is going to be, you know, a
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utopian paradise. this is not every night. week. there's bars and clubs around here and people walking around drunk every night so let's not blame that on people who are trying to set up a free school, free food, medical clinics, things like that. >> reporter: saturday's march and day of action against state repression as it's being called begins at 2 p.m. at city hall and ends here at fox square plaza. in oakland, anser hassan, cbs 5. across the bay, the encampment in san francisco has been declared a public health nuisance. officials including the director of public works made that determination after doing their latest walk-through. they found tents that are too close together, living areas so cramped that people can become sick. but police say no raid is imminent to remove them by force. two oklahoma state university coaches were killed in a plane crash in arkansas last night. kurt budke and another person were coaches for the women's
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basketball team traveling on a recruiting trip. the pilot and another passenger died. anvention is launched and the cause of that accident is under investigation. new allegations of sexual abuse have surfaced at another college in the east this. time the allegations involve syracuse university's associate men's basketball coach bernie fine, who has been there for over 30 years. espn reports two men have accused him of inappropriately touching them when they worked as ball boys back in the '80s and '90s. all this comes on the heels of of the child sexual abuse scandal at penn state. fine has been placed on administrative relief although the head coach jim boeheim is backing him 100%. coming up, it is a blockbuster drug for treating breast cancer. but why the fda has pulled its approval of avastin. days away from their deadline the serious cuts that could happen if the so-called super committee can't reach a deal by wednesday. and the mortgage meltdown far from over. how much longer a new report warns the foreclosure crisis will continue. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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should no longer be used by breast cancer patients. today the fda has declared that the drug avastin should no longer be used by breast cancer patients. the ruling comes after research has shown that the drug is ineffective against fighting the disease and it does have severe side effects. avastin will still be sold to treat colon cancer. but insurance coverage for the drug will likely change. lawmakers on the deficit reduction supercommittee will meet all weekend in washington to come up with an agreement. they are supposed to create a plan to slash more than a trillion dollars from the deficit over 10 years and then vote on it by next wednesday. six republicans, six democrats, they are all now meeting in the same room for the first time in
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nearly a week. >> we are willing to meet their offer but it has to be in a way that is fair to working families. >> i am unaware of any offer or any idea from any democrat that did not include a minimum of a trillion dollars or more of tax increases. >> failure to come up with a plan would trigger steep cuts across the federal government but that would not take effect until the year 2013. new report says we aren't halfway through the foreclosure crisis. more than 3.5 million home owners are about to lose their homes, more than 8% of the market. between 2004 and 2008, 2.7 million mortgages ended in foreclosure. yelp is hoping investors give it a five-star rating. the popular online restaurant review site is going public. yelp plans to raise $100 million sometime next year in an initial public offering of stock. the site, which doesn't charge
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for access, took in $58 million so far this year. they made most of that from advertising. banged up and a little bloodied. our former governor arnold schwarzenegger injured on the set of his latest movie. we'll tell you how. plus, calling in the secret service. why herman cain is now getting special protection. a few showers around the bay area right now. another storm headed toward the bay area this weekend. will it be a washout? we'll talk about that coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you say... can you believe it's been 20 years since college? ♪ [ male announcer ] nothing says "you're special" like boursin, a creamy, crumbly blend of real cheese and savory herbs, boursin makes any moment more memorable. even if you're saying... my mother has the kids tonight. ♪
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so friday at this time of day we are usually in a very good mood. even rain doesn't stop us. >> it doesn't matter. we can sleep in. >> we get to sleep this weekend and it's looking good. this is a good weekend to sleep in, nice cold weather out there now. we have rain, it is getting wet outside in parts of the bay area going to be picking up on and off through the afternoon. just scattered showers right now, nothing really well defined. but that cold air in place, and you're going to see these pop- up showers throughout the afternoon. so expect it it be a little wet especially for the commute on the way home but looks like things for the weekend should improve. still a lot of clouds moving in from our north. and bringing those scattered showers out there now, looks like temperatures probably going to be the big story as they will stay well below average for this time of year. numbers only into the 50s toward the afternoon, cool showers continuing for the commute on home. and showers probably into the evening but after that i think things begin to taper off so
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saturday looking good as we'll see some drier conditions move in for the better part of the day. unsettled and cooler weather ahead for the next couple of days though as -- well, today we have this system moving through. i think tomorrow we kind of catch a break but by tomorrow night into sunday, you have this next low that's going to drop down right on the back side, kind of swinging right along the coastline bringing showers near the coast sunday morning. rain amounts not impressive into saturday, maybe places getting less than .10". on-and-off showers into the afternoon hours and very cool temperatures. highs this afternoon only expected to be in the mid-50s into pacifica, about 55 also in san francisco, about 58 on the warm end in livermore. looking out over the weekend, temperatures down but not a bad weekend in store for the bay area. a chance of showers late saturday night into sunday morning. and then it looks like we'll start to dry things out. warmer weather on monday and tuesday but looking toward the holiday we could see a stronger storm system move in for thanksgiving. and by the way, we have a big
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game this weekend! >> who? >> cal and stanford! if you are headed out there pack on the warm clothes and bring the umbrella, chilly 52 degrees. >> pray for cal. stanford is good this year. >> they are a little tough. >> go bears. thanks a lot. here's a little good news. that's right, good news. reports say california's unemployment rate has made a slight decrease. according to the data, the unemployment rate in october fell from 11.9% to 11.7%. [ laughter ] >> rates were 12.5 this time last year. california also added 26,000 jobs a third of the nation. [ laughter ] and uc regents will meet monday to talk about avoiding rate hikes. they gathered in confibut they cancelled over planned protests that may turn violent. herman cain will be on late night with david letterman and will have a secret service protection now. he asked and got the protection after receiving what the homeland security department
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deemed were credible death threats. cain is the first republican in the 2012 presidential race to receive secret service protection. actor and former california governor arnold schwarzenegger was hurt while working on a film in albuquerque, new mexico. he tweeted about the injury and included this picture. he has a bloody gash on his forehead. here's what he said. got a little banged up onset today. thanks to the medical staff who got me back in action an hour later. >> that had to hurt. he's in his 60s now. that's going to leave a scar. >> still going for. coming up, you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks. >> but a dog in california taught himself an impressive skill. we'll show you right after this. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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[ screaming ] [ zapping ] there goes dwayne's car. oh, man. there goes dwayne's house. whoa! whoa! and there goes dwayne. man, that thing does not like dwayne. [ male announcer ] state farm's got you covered. nice landing. it was. [ male announcer ] get to a better state.
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it's time for best buys to eat fresh, stay healthy and save money. every week i say check the quality first. and then the price. we're going to start with this beautiful grapefruit from the indian valley of florida. look how beautiful. pink grapefruit. they are early this year but the quality is like midseason fantastic. you can find this grapefruit at the market but look at the prices roughly about 99 cents each for a large grapefruit. when you buy it make sure they are nice and heavy, that means they are full of juice and not
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pulp. bananas, the mainstay, the number one sold produce item in the united states. bananas run the gamut from 49 cents to 99 cents a pound, certain markets from 69 cents a pound and that's about your average price. and that is a great deal. banana a day i think keeps the doctor away, apples, too. sweet onions. these onions are fantastic. you don't have to cook them for a long time to get all the sugar that the onions have when you start to saute them. these onions for about 89 cents a pound are fantastic, not just to saw at a saute with but with salads. store them in a cool, dry area. a few examples. eat fresh, stay healthy and save money. i'm tony tantillo your fresh grocer and these are wonderful. ciao. a dog who gives new meaning to the phrase, go fetch.
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>> he dives to 8 feet in the pool. he takes dips all year round. the family found bob as a stray. they are definitely going to keep him of the the owner says she discovered this just one summer afternoon. the dog dropped his toy into the pool. >> hard to keep him out of the pool. >> playing fetch with himself. she sent the video to youtube so people would believe her. >> we had a dog that would bite the pool sweep. he wouldn't go in the water. too much information. have a great weekend. see you monday. >> caption colorado, llc
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