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strategy to fight crimes like these. >> reporter: yesterday we heard the mayor issue it sounded like a dire call for more police officers, resuming the debate that has circled around oakland for over a year. today we heard from the chief of police. >> it's important that the people of the city no we are not turning a blind eye to the level of violence people are experiencing every day in our community. that's important. >> homicides, worries, caravan robberies. chief armstrong described a police department facing an array of different challenges. he says the firepower they have encounter has also forced him to redeploy his tactical unit. >> they have been divided into smaller teams, and the smaller teams are being deployed throughout the city, where we believe are the prime locations we have seen caravan robberies occur. >> reporter: he also echoed the call for more officers. he says the next class of recruits will graduate on december 22 and go right to
work. >> they will go into patrol immediately. that will help us. >> reporter: not everyone in oakland thinks more officers will be the answer. >> i would say that it is partly the answer. >> reporter: we've heard from the mayor and the police chief. what are residence thinking right now when it comes to policing and safety. we will have a perspective from a longtime resident of east oakland coming up tonight at 6:00. wilson walker, kpix 5. we brought you that update live on cbsn bay area. you can watch 24/7 streaming on kpix.com tomorrow or on kpix news app. happening now as we look live at san francisco, the board of supervisors is expected to vote this evening on whether to allow police and deputies to provide security contracting with private individuals and businesses. this comes after the recent rash of special grab robberies
in the city. businesses hope it will deter a repeat of those crimes. many have boarded up doors and windows out of fear they could be targeted again. we will keep you posted on what the supervisors decide. a lucky day for the prosecution in the elizabeth holmes fraud trial. this was the first chance prosecutors got to cross- examine homes on the witness stand. len ramirez has more from the federal courthouse in santa fe. 4 it was an intense and emotional day on the witness stand for elizabeth holmes, her 1st day of cross-examination, in which the prosecutor tried to give the jury a fuller picture of the relationship between elizabeth holmes and her boyfriend and business partner, sunny balwani, at one point showing a series of text messages and when which the to exchange very intense messages of love. for the second straight day, elizabeth holmes broke down in tears on the witness stand.
she was asked by the prosecutor during cross-examination to read a series of texts between her and sunny balwani. holmes texted i love you and us together, perfection, while balwani calls her gods tiger and warrior. yesterday, holmes testified that balwani was controlling and abusive towards her. >> is undermining the potential defensive there was an abusive relationship. >> reporter: the prosecutor also showed picture of the atherton mansion home that balwani bought together, and where they lived and entertained employees. the pair often discussed business over text. prosecutors aim to show that balwani put holmes on notice about problems in the lamb lab, the need to generate more money, and how false claims were a big concern. >> part of conspiracy is to show that two people are working together, so the prosecution is illustrating how the two of them had plans and goals together, and talked
about the problems. >> reporter: a prosecutor also confronted holmes about how she put a pf logo seal a al waens se she aded she had to deal with pfizer, and had no authorization from anyone at the company to use their logo. in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. and a key gun rights case, a federal appeals court in san francisco has upheld california's ban on high- capacity magazines. the panel acted after two appellate judges ruled last year that the states ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear arms. the appeals court reasoned that the law does not outlaw any weapon, and only minimally interferes with the right of self-defense. the case could eventually wind up at the u.s. supreme court. governor ducey released a statement saying, quote, weapons of war don't belong on
our streets. this is a huge victory for the health and safety of all californians. tower coronavirus coverage now, the world health organization is advising those who are over 60 and not fully vaccinated to postpone any travel plans. this is in response to the new cobit omicron variant. a live look at sfo, one of four u.s. airports working with the cdc to keep an eye out for the omicron variant and travelers. so far, the new strain has not been detected here in the u.s. >> this program allows for increased covid testing for specific international arrivals , increasing our capacity to identify those with covid-19 on arrival to the united states, and enhancing our surveillance for the omicron variant. >> we are learning that the virus is spreading. today, health authorities in brazil report two confirmed cases of the omicron variant, the first in latin america. bay area health officials say it is too early to sound the alarm, and they point out,
because of the area has a high vaccination rate, we may be better off. >> the bay area is likely to be, ve such high acon, but there e two groups that we want to expand vaccinations two. one is the 5 to 11-year-old group, which of all places in the country, the bay area has been the most full, in terms of people wanting to get their kids vaccinated, which has not been true a lot of other places around the country, so opening up expansion for that group is important. the one thing we saw with delta, and now with omicron, is that both times, if the adults aren't vaccinated, of course cases can spread among children , who are fully and vaccinated. i think that is a good idea. listing older people with medical conditions, and also immunocompromised, that is always a good idea when there is a new variant. >> means higher, and fda panel voted to authorize emergency
use authorization for merck's antiviral pill. they believe the drug will have similar effects against any coronavirus variant. for help finding covid-19 and booster resources, we have posted the information on kpix.com. let's take a live look now at capitol hill where the federal reserve chairman told congress inflation is likely to keep rising in the short term as a result of supply chain jams, and the pandemic. he said getting covid under control is the best way to get the economy back on track. cbs reporter skyler henry has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: federal reserve chair jerome powell and treasury secretary janet yellen warned a senate panel that uncertainty over the supply chain, and the omicron covid-19 variant, may cause inflation to rise into the new year. >> greater concerns about the virus could reduce people's willingness to work in person, which would slow progress in the labor market, and intensify supply chain disruptions. >> the progress of our economic recovery can't be separated from our progress against the pandemic. w.h.i.p. inflation concerns could prompt
the send to taber stimulating the economy through bond purchases. >> now the economy is strong, and inflation pressures are high, so we are looking at, going to discuss the possibility of a faster conclusion. 4 the treasury secretary urged congress to late raise the debt limit by december 15, and offended the presidents massive social spending bill. >> you are going to add trillions more through the billback better. >> billback better is will lead paid for, and will not add to debtor deficits. back president biden traveled to minnesota to sell the billback better act, and the bipartisan in the structure law. >> rebuilding america, investing in america, that is what this is about. >> reporter: the federal trade commission has asked several major retailers and grocers to submit documents as part of its
rising disruptions. investors watching the testimony on capitol hill, stocks took a big hit as investors for the risk over the new omicron variant. things got even worse after the chair of the federal reserve told the senate the bank will consider halting monthly bond purchases meant to lower long- term rates sooner than expected. the dow dropping 652 points. nasdaq down to 45. the s&p is down 88. still ahead on kpix 5 , and streaming on cbsn bay area , 18 opens fire at a high school, killing three students. what we are learning about the 15-year-old suspects. cnn suspense anchor chris cuomo. new details over his efforts to help his brother amid sexual harassment allegations. a sobering reality on the future of the sierra snowpack. the wake-up call scientists want you to know. >> climate change is not some future thing. it is happening right now.
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we are following a developing story out of michigan where three students are dead after a shooting at a high school. the suspect is a 15-year-old student at the school. >> reporter: oxford high school went on lockdown tuesday afternoon as police and emergency crews responded to a deadly school shooting. >> the suspect fired multiple shots. there are multiple victims. i have to report that we have
three deceased victims right now, who are all believed to be students. >> reporter: the first call about the incident came at around 12:51. police arrested the suspected gunman, a 15-year-old sophomore at the school, within five back minutes, and recovered a semi automatic handgun. >> he gave no resistance when taken into custody. he's not telling us anything at this point in time. it is a very tragic situation. >> reporter: students hid under their desks, and barricaded doors. >> you never want to prepare for something like this, but you have to. they did a wonderful job preparing all of the doors at the high school. deputies knew where to go. >> reporter: frantic parents raced to the scene, and were later reunited with her children at a nearby grocery store. >> is terrifying, because you want your kids to go to school to get a lesson, and you feel they are being protected when you send them to school. >> reporter: police say the shooter acted alone, and at this time, they don't know the motives for the attack. the fbi has joined the investigation. president biden shared his condolences to the family of the victims of that school
shooting. cnn has suspended chris cuomo indefinitely after details emerged about how he helped his brother, andrew cuomo amid his harassment scandal. the neck work reports that chris cuomo admitted to offering advice to his brother's office. this comes as the new york attorney general's office released documents on his involvement. andrew cuomo is facing sexual elect sexual harassment allegations that led him to resign as governor of new york. two men judged other charging drugs to rapper mac miller pled guilty today in l.a. he was founded in 2018 at his home in studio city after overdosing on fentanyl-laced pills. the two defendants agreed to admit guilt as part of the plea deal. the case against a third suspect is still going on. the wife of mexican drug lord el jebel has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. the judge handed down that sentence today, who received
credit for time served following her arrest back in february. she pled guilty to charges including conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and meth for importation into the u.s. her husband was convicted on 10 charges back in 2019, and is sitting in colorado's super max prison. amazing new video out of turkey shows this man narrowly avoiding being hit by a piece of construction sheet-metal as it fell. some parts of that region were hit with severe wind yesterday that tore away parts of buildings, not down hundreds of trees, and to southern california ski areas opening this week despite the dry weather. big mountain resort said friday will be opening day. although the weather has been dry, it is cold enough in the san bernardino mountains to make some snow at night. was go to chief meteorologist paul heggen live at the whole foods market in oakland. >> reporter: we will explain why we are here momentarily,
but every once in a while we are let out of the office. we are going to wear masks and make sure that we follow safety protocols. weather-wise, it looks like the same pattern sticks around as we finish off the month of november and head into early december. let's look at the weather headlines and what you need to know. we will start off tomorrow morning with ugly dense fog, especially through the delta and inland portions of the east bay. breezy in the hills overnight. the dry weather will continue. that breezy and dry combination would be in trouble if we hadn't had all of that rain in october and early november. some cooling nadir on this week . still above average as we head into the first weekend of december. and the low level urban pollution has been stuck in place. still going to be with us for the next several days. moderator quality across the board today.
were the same wednesday, thursday, friday, and into the weekend, but not bad enough for a spare the air alert, but it won't get much better. temperatures right now, warm, low to mid 60s. 66 degrees in downtown san francisco and san jose. the cosponsor 63 in santa rosa, oakland, and concord. as we head through the rest of tonight, locally dense fog is developing. low 40s for santa rosa and fairfield will be the cool spots , right around 50 degrees around the bay and along the coast. slightly above average for a december morning. the temperature tomorrow afternoon will be way above average. 10 to 15 degrees above normal, more like mid-october as opposed to early december. 60 degrees across the entire bay area. instead we will be up into the low to mid 70s. let assume in for a closer look. on the coast, close to 70 degrees in pacifica. low 70s
down the peninsula and around the south end of the bay, with mid-70s and the santa clara valley. 76 degrees in morgan hill. not quite that warm inland in the east bay, but way above normal. 73 degrees for concord and pleasant hill. around the bay, 70 degrees in san francisco. just above for oakland. north bay, mostly no low 70s, mid-70s further north by santa rosa. mendocino and lake counties are also off to an unseasonably warm beginning to december. temperatures will back off a bit on thursday, a little more on friday, then temperatures stabilize through the weekend. even the coolest day in the forecast will bring us above average temperatures across the board. somewhat more clouds are in the forecast on monday, but odds of squeezing moisture out of the clouds will be pretty low, 10 to 20% rain chances. we are going to take a closer look at the day by day rain chances coming up at 5:30. we are here live at the whole foods market in oakland to talk
about feeding bay area families. whole foods has been partnered with kpix for over a decade in that effort. i want to bring in amber parker from whole foods market to talk about how people can get involved. this is the first today of the involvement in the campaign. >> today kicks off our shop local, give local program. there are two ways to get back to your local food bank. at whole foods market, you can do a cash donation at the register. you can also purchase any local products, and 100% of the proceeds will go to local food banks. >> reporter: that's really easy. if you don't pay the best attention to what you're picking off the shelf, the labels are hard to miss for the local products, right? >> all of the local products are wracked with that local logo so you know you are purchasing products supporting your local supplier, as well as giving back to your local food bank. 4 we appreciate it, and thank you for being involved again this year.
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bay area legal experts weigh in on an abortion showdown at the supreme court. could this signal the end of roe versus wade. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. it's an issue that has divided the country for half a century. abortion. kpix 5's john ramos on why many think the decision could be all or nothing. >> reporter: both sides in the abortion debate have found something they can agree on , that tomorrow's case before the supreme court very well determine the fate of roe versus wade. the supreme court will hear arguments tomorrow about a mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, but roe versus wade sets the standard at a point where a fetus is medically viable, normally at about 24 weeks. that puts the law in direct violation of roe versus wade. >> 15 weeks, no baby has been able to be born that law, so if the court upholds the law, roe
versus wade is finished. >> reporter: he minces no words about what he hopes will happen. >> this case tomorrow gives the court the best opportunity they have had in 50 years to rectify their greatest 20th century mistake, and repeal, overturn roe versus wade. >> within the reproductive movement, this is a pivotal moment. >> reporter: on the other side, gilda gonzalez is ceo of planned parenthood of northern california. she also thinks it hangs in the balance, but is concerned about the practical effects if overturned. >> the real threat here is that if they uphold mississippi's 15 week ban, we estimate up words 26 other states throughout the country that will immediately shut down abortion access, or widely deteriorate access to abortion. are back normally justices are
reluctant to overthrow previous decisions to maintain the stability of the rule of law under a concept, but santa clara university law professor margaret russell thinks roe versus wade has been in the crosshairs of the more conservative judges for a long time. >> we have seen the confirmation hearings of several justices, and the known records of a few others, such as clarence thomas, and that tells us that there is a pretty hefty majority that is interested in taking another look at that. >> reporter: it took four justices to put the issue before the court, so only one more is needed to make a decision that could change law governing reproductive rights that has stood for 50 years. in the east bay, john ramos , kpix 5. >> the law professor says that even if roe v wade is overturned , it would not ban abortion across america. the issue be left up to individual states. california has access to abortion would be maintained. the first
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