tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS August 28, 2015 4:30am-5:01am PDT
time is 4-- here's roberta gonzales with a check of weather. a san jose woman who was on her regular morning walk is dead... killed by a hit-and driver. in salute of the 49erser. good morning, it's 4:29. i'm maria medina. >> i'm brian hackney. >> temperatures will come down from yesterday when we topped off after 102 degrees in livermore. right now it is still 70 degrees. concord is at 72. it's still 70 in san rafael where later today 89 degrees. 70s to 80s to the 90s the full forecast and that weekend outlook is coming up. >> and checking the roads right now. so far, so good as far as the eastshore freeway goes. some roadwork along 580 near 35th as you work your way towards the maze near the bay bridge. actually both directions along 580. had an early-morning police chase as well as along 101 but extended near candlestick. no delays along 101 going to
and from sfo. san jose woman who was on her regular morning walk is dead. killed by a hit-and-run driver. it happened just after 7:00 yesterday morning off tully road east of highway 101 and the driver is still on the loose. kpix 5's kiet do is at san jose police headquarters. kiet. >> reporter: laura reyes was trying to get in shape when a car hit her on the sidewalk and killed her and kept on going didn't stop to check her and left her at the scene, where she died. the car was ditched a few blocks away showing damage from the impact with laura with a broken wind shoulder, hood and tires -- windshield, hood and tires. the red mitsubishi was stolen a few days ago. friends and family are devastated. she was everything for him -- >> she was everything for him and he is destroyed too. >> reporter: that was her
husband. she was taking classes with dreams of running her own daycare center. investigators are combing through neighborhood for information. call police if you have information. live at police headquarters in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. a short and scary flight for a peninsula pilot. his single-engine plane crashed minutes after take-off from san carlos airport yesterday. it bounced offshore way road and into thick brush just short of a public storage facility. the pilot, only one on board, was unhurt. governor jerry brown told californians to cut back on water use and we heard him loud and clear. the state water board reported water use dropped 31% last month, above the mandated 25%. we are not close but the city of san jose is setting an example for the rest of the state. people there used 38% less water. the santa clara valley water
district says keep it up. >> alloy of people are replacing toilets -- a lot of people are replacing toilets, getting drought friendly plants, very helpful. >> water regulators are now going to crackdown on big offenders. livingston and merced county missed its conservation target by nearly 29%. in san diego county, the fallbrook public utilities district missed by 27%. and in san bernardino county, the phalen pinon hills district missed its target by nearly 27%. 4:33. misses gonzalez you're looking very red, orange, what color is that? >> it's called wake me up! and the two of you obviously i missed that memo on that. what would you call that? >> yellow to me. >> yellow. >> banana yellow.
good morning. it looks like sunshine yellow because we'll have more sunshine today than actually forecasted yesterday. we'll call it partly cloudy instead of mostly cloudy. right now, we're just calling it mild. still well above average. going with 78 degrees in san francisco. typically upper 60s. 80s to 90 around the peninsula. mid-90s morgan hill and gilroy going to be one of the outside numbers today. 98 degrees. same to the east in brentwood but tumbling out of the triple digits. mid-90s common across the tri- valley. north bay numbers stacking up from the 70s to 60s and 80s.
the forecast is coming up. good morning. so far it's quiet "friday light" as you work your way through the altamont pass. no delays out of tracy. free-flowing to the dublin interchange. 680 problem-free. 880 problem-free. north- and southbound near the coliseum, so far traffic very light. roadwork westbound 580 towards the maze. two lanes closed until 5:00 this morning at 35th and grant. bay bridge toll plaza no delays. slowing down in the cash lanes but quiet working your way into san francisco. mass transit is all on time. two people suspected of sparking a strip mall fire in santa clara have turned themselves in. one of them drove her car into a gas line on wednesday afternoon. when the fire erupted, the 47-
year-old woman allegedly took off. two people were hurt, five businesses destroyed. the santa clara county d.a. will decide whether to file charges. the community is rallying together in roanoke, virginia after two journalists were gunned down on live television. ♪[ music ] >> a vigil was held last night outside wdbj tv. two station employees, reporter alison parker and photographer adam ward were killed on wednesday. parker's parents say they will push for tougher gun laws. >> that's something we will work for to the end of our days. >> parker's parents say they hope president obama will help them on their mission. her father says, quote, i don't want to see another alison and adam die because nothing gets done. police are digging through the life of gunman vester flanagan a former employee at the same tv station. cbs reporter jeff pegues reports. >> reporter: police searched his car, apartment and nearby
dumpster looking for clues. the image of vester flanagan was caught on adam ward's falling camera and after the shooting court pages say flanagan sent a text message to a friend making a reference to having done something stupid. inside flanagan's getaway vehicle police found a glock pistol and ammunition, along with a briefcase with three license plates, a wig, and a black hat. also inside, a "to do" list. the contents of which was not released. officials say flanagan legally bought two glock pistols from this gun shop less than 10 minutes away from wdbj. at a trailer park -- >> reporter: flanagan who used the name bryce williams on air was fired from the station in 2013. he sued for discrimination and wrongful termination. in court papers, the station said that flanagan was dismissed for unsatisfactory job performance and that after being let go, he said, you better call police because i'm
going to make a big stink. flanagan's case was dismissed. >> the loss of a job is a precipitator. >> reporter: a profiler with the fbi says the evidence suggests flanagan's killing spree may not have been over. >> so when the police have recovered "to do" lists or notes or journals in his car writings, i think that becomes significant because hopefully, he put in there where he intended to go. >> reporter: station management says it did not know that he was such a threat until alison parker and adam ward were gunned down, right here on this deck overlooking this lake. jeff pegues, cbs news, in moneta, virginia. the republican national committee is calling on hillary clinton to apologize for comparing her gop rivals to terrorists. she was in cleveland talking about women's health. >> extreme views about women we expect that from some of the --
terrorist groups. we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world. but it's a little hard to take coming from republicans who want to be the president of the united states. >> republican challenger jeb bush tweeted, hillary clinton compares pro-life americans to terrorists. but defends despicable planned parenthood treatment of the unborn? her priorities are totally wrong. some san francisco businesses are profiting from anger against donald trump. these pinatas are selling in stores on mission street in san francisco. the price tag for one of the piniatas is $20. >> latino community is a little bit upset. some are angry so i guess they decided to make a pinata out of him so people can beat the crap out of him, basically. >> earlier this week trump
removed a latino anchor out of a press conference. less than two weeks from the fifth anniversary of the san bruno pipeline explosion pg&e is under scrutiny again. yesterday state regulators approved a wide-ranging probe of the utility. the cpuc safety and enforcement division will look at all aspects of the company from operations to safety to the corporate culture. two billion dollars have been set aside to hire an independent factfinder. now at 20 minutes before 5:00 on friday morning every year california taxpayers donate to a variety of causes. but apparently that money isn't always ending up where it's supposed to. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,
san francisco mayor ed lee and mta officials will reveal service upgrades. several routes have been redesigned to make better connections to popular spots. it will be adding more trains and buses on its busiest routes. the changes will take effect on september 26. people in alameda are worried an arsonist will strike again. several fires started yesterday morning including a recycling cage on ferry point. andria borba says firefighters had their hands full battling five fires in 20 minutes. >> still wet. >> reporter: the blown windows and remains look bad but the water damage from sprinklers and firefighters' hoses tried to put out an arsonist's handiwork is worse. >> we have a disaster to deal with. >> that's 300 gallons a minute. the springers will didn't go off everywhere but the whole place filled up in the entire
building with other businesses in here. >> reporter: this person walked into a mess this morning at her business. >> i walked into the hallway and place was under water. so i still didn't understand what was happening until i walked into the wood shop and everything was under water. all the wood is damaged on the bottom. >> reporter: at least one business owner lost everything. >> we're all really little guys here. we need to work. >> reporter: they are hoping the firebug is caught before dreams go up in flames or doused in water. in alameda, andria borba, kpix 5. tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary since hurricane dolores hit new orleans. president obama was there yesterday. he received a warm welcome in the historic treme area.
more than 1800 people died. now new townhomes line the streets. >> new orleans is coming back better and stronger. we are providing housing assistance with new apartments and housing voucher, and we'll keep working until everybody who wants to come home can come home. >> the region is now home to a $14.5 billion levee system that includes a massive water pumping station, floodgates and a three-mile long floodwall. forecasters are watching tropical storm erika as it moves over puerto rico and heads towards the east coast. right now the tropical storm is dumping heavy rains and winds of up to 50 miles an hour. four people are dead as erica moves across the caribbean. the storm track indicates it could reach hurricane strength before hitting south florida sometime early next week. 15 minutes now before 5:00. weren't you in that area? >> i was just a week ago. i was in the leeward islands and on last friday was an
english harbor. it's a little village and about 2,000 people there and i met this wonderful cabbie by the name of bert and i have been on facebook with him for 48 hours talking about this tropical storm. i saw it coming last week. can you keep me updated? he is spot on with the devastation in dominica, the mud slides, people missing, 15" of rain, 8" of rain in antigua where i was last week and they need it because their drought is even more severe than ours. they will continue to see more rain there even though this tropical storm erika is lifting up towards puerto rico. one thing that's certain is this particular tropical storm is tapping into warmer air mass so therefore we are anticipating it to make tracks towards the united states and perhaps make landfall as a category 1 hurricane about tuesday in the miami area where people are already preparing for landfall early next week so we'll keep a watchful eye on
tropical storm erika as it potentially makes hurricane status. we are keeping an eye on a changing weather forecast here locally. good morning, everyone. temperatures are in the 60s and in the 70s at this very early hour so very mild out the door. it's going to be partly cloudy today not as hot as yesterday where we topped off at 102 degrees in livermore. we have rain chances saturday morning primarily across the north bay and it's going to cool down to mild conditions. area of low pressure we are picking up some precipitation across the northwestern quadrant of the state of california. first we'll notice increasing cloud cover today very thin overcast skies. and then we have a big time weather pattern change for the 48 states in fact that jet stream goes up over towards the great lakes and that's going to allow that landfall potentially across the state of florida by tuesday. meanwhile we'll have low pressure across the state of california with cooler temperatures. 104 fresno today not much of a cooldown there. 83 and very dry conditions high sierra with a fire weather
watch posted for the weekend. our numbers, 70s and 80s and 90s but tumbling out of the triple digits. that should be 98 degrees. we'll have more on the weekend forecast coming up. first here's gianna. >> checking the roads now so far, so good on most of our bay area freeways including our bridges. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. very quiet conditions as you work your way out of marin county the north bay into san francisco. northbound between lake and doyle look out for some roadwork within the next 20 to 30 minutes. an easy ride through there. elsewhere san mateo bridge looks good. we are seeing some light conditions there westbound as you work your way out of the east bay over towards the peninsula. west 92. 880 to 101 an easy 13 minutes. no delays on that eastbound side as you work your way towards hayward. that's where the headlights are headed. checking the rest of the bay area our peninsula drive is in the green which means everything is up to speed. north 101, 92 to 80 split, 19
minutes. no delays in half moon bay. delays later on on 280 extension heading into san francisco, giants taking on the cardinals for the first of a three-game series at at&t. expect delays there. 101 clear both directions. clear on 282. a few brake lights through the altamont pass westbound 580. 15 minutes altamont pass to 680. you will see most of those delays though actually coming east of there at tracy. bay bridge toll plaza no delays. clear out of oakland into san francisco. millions of dollars in donations to charities never reached their destinations. reporter steve large says californians checked the box on their tax forms to make a contribution but the money sat unspent. >> reporter: it's a bureaucratic boondoggle. government red tape robbing charities of millions of dollars. >> this is quite frankly a violation of trust on the part
of the state of california. >> reporter: if you feel that a california income tax form and checked a box to donate to specific charities don't be sure your money got to your good cause. according to an ap investigation, in the past 10 years, of the $35 million the state collected for charities through income tax returns, it only disbursed $25 million leaving $10 million sitting unspent. >> as this story gets out, it's going to be a disincentive for people to give to those charities because in the back of their minds they will wonder how long it's going to take for this money to get there. >> reporter: according to the ap investigation, california has the nation's largest tax contribution program, opportunities to easily check a box and give to firefighter funds, saving sea otter funds or cancer prevention funds. californians' good deeds lost by bureaucracy.
in sacramento, steve large, kpix 5. la boulange is closing today. the first two in san francisco on columbus and market streets. starbucks, which owns la boulange is closing all 23 locations saying maintaining the cafes isn't sustainable for long-term growth. starbucks bought la boulange three years ago for $100 million. life a little less sweet this morning. 9 minutes before 5:00. the nation's largest contact lens company is accused of price fixing. the case that could ,,,,,,,,,,,,
upper 60s. beaches half moon bay pacifica in the 60s today under partly cloudy skies. still very mild to warm along the peninsula from 80 to about 88 degrees. good morning, san jose. nearly 90 there. east of the bay temperatures topping off up to 98 degrees in brentwood. a little breezy late day with increasing cloud cover in the northern portion of the bay area. calling it partly to mostly cloudy. 86 degrees in sonoma. and good morning, cloverdale with your high temperature of 90 degrees. checking the freeways, no accidents right now according to chp. but roadwork in full effect two lanes closed westbound 580 in oakland between 35th avenue and grand avenue. so expect slight dallas delays there. traffic looks good on the bay bridge. several people were waiting for the bus in china when take a look suddenly the sidewalk collapsed. reports say that sinkhole was 10 feet deep. the people who fell were
treated for minor injuries. wilderness training and luck likely saved the life a man who was attacked by a bison. nature advocate chris baker was researching bison on catalina island this week when a buffalo attacked him. not sure if that's the one he have played dead so the creature would leave him alone. three off-duty firefighters hiking on the island came across baker. >> he kind of looked like he was out of the walking dead. he looked like a zombie. he had that gate to him and he was holding pressure on his right flank and he said i need help. >> he has punctured lungs and broken ribs. right now, the nation's largest contact lens companies won't provide products to retailers who don't agree to sell them for a certain price. the companies are suing to overturn a law in utah from banning minimum prices. if their argument is rejected that could lead to more states
adopting similar laws. official in utah say that could lower prices by as much as 35% nationwide. trick or treat? it's a little early for halloween but folks in a sacramento neighborhood are wondering about a van advertising free candy. >> what's up with that? the neighborhood kids were happy about it, of course, and curious. one 12-year-old took a picture. parents, suspicious. >> nervous about it. i want to get evidence if anything happens. >> it's very ominous as far as looks like blood. and just a creepy white van with no windows in the back. >> the mystery solved. the van headed for burning man the big festival in the nevada desert where freebies are celebrated. it is 4:56. the caltrans engineer playing golf while on the clock and that's just part of wasteful spending found in a state audit of state agencies. >> reporter: san jose police need your help to find a driver who hit and killed a woman and
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, thank you so much for joining us. we are going to start off with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. lots of cars already hitting the roads because it is friday august 28. i'm maria medina. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off today. now at a minute before 5:00 time for a look at traffic and weather. we are going to start with the weekend forecast. >> the last weekend of the month of august. good morning, everyone. as you head out, here's what you need to know. first off, it is so mild out the door. temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. right now it's 74 degrees in novato. wow! concord at 70. it's a slow cooldown after yesterday's temperatures in the 90s and in the triple digits in the inland areas. today san francisco down from the 80s to 78 degrees. so we'll notice increasing
cloud cover temperatures 70s, 80s and 90s. i have the full weekend forecast. good morning to the lovely gianna. >> good morning, roberta. checking the roads now live look at 880 fairly quiet in the east bay no delays as you work your way in and out of oakland. south there was to hayward to catch the san mateo bridge, traffic is good westbound out of hayward all the way to the peninsula. 13 minutes between 880 and 101. on the flip side no delays towards 880. breaking news, the high- speed chase across the bay area ends at about an hour ago. it started in santa clara around 3:30 a.m. and stopped on northbound 101 south of candlestick. the suspects are a man and woman. police say they were in a stolen car. both have felony warrants for possession of stolen property. both are now in custody. a san jose woman who was on her regular morning walk is dead killed by a hit-and-run driver. it happened just after 7:00 yesterday morning off tully road east of highway 101 and the driver still on the loose. kpix 5's kiet