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hours of tuesday morning. >> it's shocking. you go out to get your paper and there is something crazy going on. >> reporter: the authorities say it's death and heroism. >> one person was down and shot and another suspect was holding a family member hostage. >> reporter: this man, 49-year- old jim mathiesen, a marin county sheriff's deputy, off duty at the time, came to this home in rural petaluma. his old friend had asked him to come because this man, 28-year- old thomas halloran, had threatened to kill her family. seems her daughter had spurned mr. halloran after dating for a brief period. >> mathiesen went to calm down the suspect as approached the house. at that time, the suspect shot mathiesen twice. >> reporter: as he lay dying, according to officials, halloran grabbed the mother and tried to take her hostage in a car. but the brother got a gun and shot halloran dead. a justifiable homicide, it's called. deputy mathiesen's 21-year-old son vincent wanted to talk
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about his dad but family members warned him not to go on television. but he told me his dad was a construction worker for 28 years. finally became a sheriff later in life and loved it. he bought an old broderick crawford sheriff's patrol car just for fun. he was a great guy and loved to help people, his son said. that's how he lived and that's how he died. police say that halloran may be in a gang and some of his gang members may want retribution. that's why we're not mentioning his name. halloran had just gotten out of jail in the last several months. he had been in prison on terrorist charges. he apparently had threatened the life of somebody. a domestic terrorism charge. and he was at the moment on parole. elizabeth? >> mike sugerman in santa rosa, thank you. it was a long lonely frightening night for a los altos windsurfer had spent 13 hours stranded in the chilly bay waters but tonight the 6- year-old woman is alive and well. she is ventured -- 62-year-old
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woman is alive and well. she ventured out from coyote point yesterday afternoon. after that seemed to go wrong until the rescue. anser hassan reports. >> it was spectacular. i saw them go down with the -- the -- drop the guy down and lift her out. >> reporter: what were your thoughts? >> good. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with cbs 5, the first since being reunited with his wife who went missing in the waters of san francisco bay steve hammond says it's her fighting spirit that kept her alive. >> she's strong. she's a strong person. you know, just, you know, has a lot of, you know, done a lot of pretty extreme things. >> one survivor. >> got her. >> coming in. >> reporter: 62-year-old kathy cast rescued just after 6 a.m. near the san mateo bridge. her sail broke off her board shortly after she set out to go wind surfing off the shores of
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foster city. she tried to signal for help but was too far out. her emergency light wouldn't work. her radio batteries went dead. so the next 13 hours she was left to battle the wind and waves with only her will to survive to keep her afloat. >> the tides have probably shifted her back and forth and she was so exhausted she could not swim against it. all she could do was tread water and stay above until she was found. >> reporter: u.s. coast guard petty officer dave pulliam is a swimmer who pulled her from the waters. >> surprisingly, she was in an excellent state of mind. she didn't complain, did not panic once, calm, cool and collected. >> reporter: cathy was flown to an air station near sfo where she was treated and released. she and her husband are going home to rest. but rest assured, she is not done. she says she plans to get back into the water next week. at sfo, anser hassan, cbs 5. friends of seven fishermen still missing off baja will keep that search going.
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one of those friends tells the santa rosa press-democrat she plans to raise money for a private dive team. she wants to find sean chattuck of petaluma who along with those others has been missing since their chartered fishing boat sank in a storm on july 3 the u.s. coast guard and mexican navy suspended searching last week after covering 7,000 square miles. they claimed responsibility for hacking government and corporate websites around the world. now a series of raids around the country netted more than a dozen arrests. juliette goodrich reports some of those arrests happened right here in the bay area. juliette. reporter: hi, elizabeth. they call themselves "anonymous." and they have been linked to numerous cyberattacks throughout the world. today, 35 search warrants, 16 arrest, some of them here in the bay area. fbi agents searched homes, seized computers and made
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arrests throughout the country including san jose in a nationwide takedown of the notorious hacking group called "anonymous." >> so there's a group of hackers, these people who were arrested may just be people who used their computers to sort -- for a digital protest. >> reporter: the defendants charged in the san jose indictment allegedly conspired with others to intentionally damage protected computers at paypal from december 6, 2010, to december 10, 2010. >> they announce targets often and then boast about them online and sometimes release data that they have gotten from servers they have compromised. >> reporter: they gained worldwide attention in december when they disabled or disrupted the websites of mastercard, visa and paypal. in retaliation for those companies cutting ties to the wikileaks website following the arrest of julian assange. >> since then they targeted [ indiscernible ] a few months ago targeting sony because sony
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had taken some hackers to court for modifying their playstation 3. >> reporter: the group is implicated in denial of service attacks in which large amounts of traffic are directed to a website, overloading it and shutting it down. >> you ask 10 different computer hackers how to get into a computer you will get 15 different answers. >> reporter: robert gibson a computer software technician says his profile of these activists. >> these guys have a skill level that would be way above you know -- at the could probably get jobs at these high level corporations really well paying jobs if they had gone to work for them so they are trying to send a message of some sort by attacking them. >> reporter: what's unclear is just how involved these suspects were in this cyberattack. we do know that the paypal attack was called operation avenge assange and with each penalty it's a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine. in the east bay, juliette goodrich, cbs 5. the man who runs the most powerful media empire is not
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taking the blame for a news corp phone hacking scandal. >> rupert murdoch simply says he trusted the wrong people. today the media mogul faced british lawmakers to defend his empire in light of the scandal that shut down his "news of the world" tabloid. murdoch's employees are accused of hacking into the voicemails of murder victims, politicians, even 9/11 victims. >> i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am, apologizing cannot take back what has happened. still, i want them to know the depth of my regret for the horrible invasion into their lives. >> former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was also in the hot seat and pool ised for the scandal. and a protestor briefly interrupted the hearing today lunging from the crowd at rupert murdoch, splattering him with white foam in a pie dish. police took the protester a way
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but not before murdoch's wife jumped from her seat and took a swing at the man. coming up, the no touching rule taken to a whole new level. what happened when a security guard tried to kick a couple out of a bay area museum. graffiti on the rise again here in the bay area. but is it becoming more of an accepted art form? just ahead, the mural project that may have backfired on one san jose neighborhood. you are what you eat. how about you are what you eat with? change utensils, lose weight. ,,,,,,,,
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that's why a lesbian couple says they were stunned, when they were asked to leave the contemporary jewis looked upon as acceptance and growth so a lesbian couple was stunned when they were asked to leave the contemporary jewish museum in san francisco for holding hands. the museum says that on sunday, a security guard approached the
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couple and told them they should leave. they refused and demanded to speak with the manager. the museum says it was, quote, appalled and asked the security company to fire the guard. the company says the guard will be reprimanded but will not lose his job. san jose is grappling with a surge in graffiti. business owners say the vandalism is costing them some serious cash. len ramirez on what may be behind it all. len? >> reporter: elizabeth, since july 1, san jose has painted over more than 1,000 graffiti tags and as you can see, from this wall here in san jose, there is a lot more to go. reporter: graffiti tags are popping up daily along alum rock avenue big ones, small ones, dozens on a single doorway. >> makes me feel like a slap in the face because i was born and raised here on the east side and live this place. and i'm sure a lot of other people love it here as well. >> reporter: frank cortez is the president of the alum rock business association.
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>> this is probably done last night because i didn't see it yesterday. >> reporter: he says this constantly tagged wall was just given a fresh cold front paint in preparation for a new store opening up but it's already been tagged. >> i don't think they realize the large amount of money that gets wasted every year on covering up their graffiti. >> reporter: but it's not just an east side problem or just in san jose. cities all across america are experiencing a bumper crop of graffiti tag this is summer, tagging usually does increase during the time kids are out of school. but this year's increase may also be due to the economy. >> they have nothing else to do for entertainment. a can of spray costs four bucks. they go do what they can. >> reporter: the upturn has also reignited a debate about legitimating the graffiti style as an art form. one gallery in west hollywood just opened a graffiti exhibit and in san jose, a neighborhood group recently hired an artist to paint a mural on the side of this mom and pop grocery. the owner of the building sunset that the positive message they -- is upset that
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the positive message they all agree on is too hidden in the graffiti styl lettering. >> i completely disapprove of that mural. it's very -- it's something of a very bad negative message for the kids. >> reporter: due to budget problems, san jose's totally revamped the way it handles graffiti. a private contractor is now called to overpaint the graffiti throughout the city. there's also a graffiti hotline on the city's website and you can also paint over graffiti yourself if you see something in the neighborhood because of the layoffs that have happened in san jose, they are needing more and more volunteers. pick up a graffiti kit again all that information located on the san jose website. >> i'm curious, len, how much does it really cost to remove graffiti on say, just one wall, a medium sized wall? >> reporter: well, you know, you have not only the paint which is pretty expensive, you know, $15 a bucket sometimes,
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but you also have the labor that it takes and that's why they are asking for the volunteers. they can provide some of the materials. but the labor is what is really, really expensive here in san jose. and that's why they have gone to the private contractor to get a little bit better on the labor rate that way and also through volunteers. a lot of people are sickened by graffiti. they want do something about it. san jose has that option. >> all right, len ramirez in san jose, thank you. coming up, free birth control for women. the major health recommendation that's being called historic. >> it's an unnecessary risk that many take, driving without insurance. how bay area drivers can get low cost coverage. hello, and good evening from the cbs 5 weather center. what goes up certainly must come back down. the warmer day then the cooler air and when you should expect it as eyewitness news continues. ,,
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an institute of medicine panel ommending that insur millions of american women may soon get free access to birth control. a panel is recommending that insurance companies be required to offer free birth control as a preventive service. half of all pregnancies are unplanned and often happen when women forget to use contraception. the panel hopes it will
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encourage use of longer lasting methods like implants and you will uds the health and human secretary called the report historic but the plan is already facing backlash from conservatives and religious groups. encouraging news tonight for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. >> they may be able to avoid a common complication of the treatment. dr. kim explains. >> reporter: you know, young women facing breast cancer treatment face a terrible dilemma because treatment can throw them into early menopause. a new study suggests how an additional chemical therapy may protect them. 12% of all new breast cancers occur in younger women. most undergo chemotherapy, a treatment that can damage healthy ovaries and throw the patient into early menopause and impacting fertility. >> you want to survive generally so you're going to do the treatment. but you don't want that treatment to close a door for you so that something you have always dreamed of is no longer an option. >> reporter: now a new report suggests that a therapy used to
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suppress the ovaries may end up protecting them, as well. young breast cancer patients given a synthetic hormone while receiving chemotherapy were less likely to experience early menopause. they would continue to have their periods. >> i'm intrigued and encourage. >> reporter: this breast cancer specialist says these findings are a step in the right direction. however, she cautions having a period is not the same as being fertile. at this time, before a young woman undergoes chemotherapy -- >> right now your best bet is to see a fertility expert for these assisted reproductive technology methods like harvesting eggs, freezing embryos, that kind of thing in order to hedge your bets. >> reporter: now, the doctor also says based on the data that this therapy may be an option for a select group of women, those who have hormone- negative breast cancer and that's because women who are hormone-receptor go on
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hormones. bottom line, plan ahead. >> thank you. you know what? sometimes bigger is better when it comes to losing weight. a new study shows people who use an oversized fork eat less than those who use smaller utensils. a study was done at a popular italian restaurant where two sets of silverware handed out, people who used the larger fork left nearly twice as much food on the plate. researchers say it appears small bites do not provide the feeling of being full, therefore more food is consumed. the deadly heat wave gripping the mid southwest now being blamed for more than a dozen deaths. a combination of hot air and humidity has pushed temperatures into the triple digits. some areas have even reported temperatures topping 125 degrees! in iowa, roads are buckling from the heat. and it doesn't look like it's going to get any better. the heat wave is now moving toward the east, where states like new york and washington could see temperatures as high as 100 degrees.
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>> hopefully a little bit cooling to follow that, roberta. >> that isn't the problem just the heat and humidity. throw in the extremely poor air quality. this is your live cbs 5 weather camera from inspiration circle and dublin looking out towards mount diablo. again the visibility is unlimited at this hour at 83 degrees. meanwhile, this is the city by the bay. the city of san francisco where our average high temperature is 68 degrees. it is currently 64 degrees and again visibility unlimited but in the far reaches there, you can see that bank of low clouds and fog. it was shrouding the golden gate bridge just an hour ago. it is now backed off but will be pushing back onshore overnight. this is our satellite to confirm the deck of cloudiness off the coast. and it will push into the bay in the overnight hours. but currently right now, pacifica with areas of clouds at 60 degrees. it is currently 85 in santa
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rosa. upper 70s from santa clara including alum rock into san jose. this evening we have numbers from the 60s to the mid-80s. the winds are west 10 to 20. occasionally we have a stronger gust. so if you are heading out to giants baseball action, it's game 2 with the dodgers. 62 degrees. make sure you bundle up because of that breeze. there you have it the pinpoint forecast. the fogcast models which brings the clouds in and out from your wednesday and with the earlier scrubbing out of the stratus we will see the temperatures rise. that's because of an area of low pressure that's been anchored off the pacific northwest coast and it's finally transitioning and moving up to the north heading to the east. as it does so, it's allowing this next ridge of high pressure to build in and we'll have wednesday and thursday as your warmest days of the week before the numbers tumble back down. 50s overnight.
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tomorrow 60s at the beaches, 90s inland. 96 degrees in brentwood. same story thursday, but notice the dramatically cooler air mass by friday carrying on in through our tuesday. and i'll be watching that forecast very carefully because past tuesday we could see significant cooling taking place, as well. i'm going back to do a little bit of homework and report back to you at 6:00 tonight. >> we'll be grading that homework. hopefully you get an "a,." next an air traffic controller under investigation for working while drunk. and a little known program that offers drivers affordable insurance. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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an employee was sent home after allegedl another black eye for the nation's air traffic controllers. an employee was sent home after allegedly being drunk on the job. a 25-year veteran from denver was removed from his duties after failing a random drug and
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alcohol tes about midway through his fifth on july 5. officials at the faa didn't reveal his blood alcohol level, but the legal limit for air traffic controllers is .02. so far this year nine air traffic controllers have been investigated for various violations including sleeping on the job. are you a good driver but short on money? getting car insurance got cheaper. on the consumerwatch, julie watts has details on coverage that could cost as little as $300 in the bay area. reporter: next time you're on the road, take a look around. one out of every seven drivers is uninsured. four million people with about as many different reasons for driving without insurance. >> because i became disabled and couldn't work. full coverage of the premium insurance company is unaffordable. >> reporter: it was an on the job injury that put nancy at risk of joining the millions of uninsured but then she stumbled upon something that put her back in the driver's seat. >> i found a pamphlet that said, you know, california low cost and so that's how i found
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out about it. >> reporter: a little known california program that offers auto insurance for less than $400 a year. insurance commissioner dave jones wants to get the word out. >> it's a big problem. it can have their driver's license suspended, their car registration suspended. they can be fined. so it's simply about trying to make sure we get all motorists insured. >> reporter: he says the program has been around since the '90s but people don't know about it. >> it's a basic liability policy but it does meet the requirements of law and it provides a low-cost alternative for people who can't otherwise afford insurance. >> reporter: signing up is simple. head to and fill out the form and they will connect with you an agent. >> it's like freedom. you know? i mean, i can do whatever you want. i can have a car and drive it. >> reporter: but commissioner jones says the program is not for everyone. >> you have to be at least 19 years of age. you have to have had a driver's license in good standing for three years. >> reporter: and you have to be
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income eligible making less than about $36,000 for a family of 2, $55,000 for a family of four and you can't insure your maserati. the car has to be worth less than 20 thousand dollars. julie watts, cbs 5. >> and for more information on the program or if you have a consumer problem, you can call our how the line 1-888-5-helps- u or go to these days nfl players can make millions. but that was not always the case. some former players are struggling to live on tiny pensions and now, they are fighting for more money. but are current players and owners willing to pick up the tab? that story tonight on the cbs evening news. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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but i'll be there every step of the way. call or come in and talk with us today. for eyewitness news at 6. not just bad for your waistline. new evidence that i'm dana king. here's something we're working on for eyewitness news at 6:00. not just bad for your waistline. new evidence that sitting too long can increase your risk of getting alzheimer's. and headache, cough, runny nose. many simple things are making them sick. turns out a lot of them are right what it takes to turn a building into one of the healthiest in the state. so we'll have that and much more at 6:00. >> thank you. all right. thanks for watching us the 5:00. the cbs evening news with bob schieffer is up next. >> remember, the latest news and weather is always on >> caption colorado, llc


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