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worst. >> it's a rough day. you really got to know what you're doing go out today. >> reporter: it is a pretty rough day and we're watching a couple of beach-goers go into the water right now. tomorrow the swell is supposed to drop a few feet. of course, you have to worry about the sneaker waves though. paul? >> yeah, maria medina reporting live from the beach. as we show live pictures right now in lands end, we are talking about this beginning to relax by 9:00 or 10:00 tonight. that's when the swells will begin their descent back into the normal range. i think the best thing that happened today was cloudy at the beach. it was sunny and 70, would you have so many folks at the beach and kids and families trying to go in the water. that could have been a horrible situation! instead, it was much cooler, much cloudier at the beach. perhaps people putting off the beach day. it's best to stay out of the water until the weekend at the earliest. it looks beautiful. the beach hazard lasts until
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9:00. high risk of rip currents and sneaker waves into tomorrow. if you choose to go in the water, please use extreme caution. what's causing all this? there's a big storm up in the gulf of alaska and that will begin to kick our area of high pressure out. it's going to move. and next week will feel a lot different than the sunny warm weather that we have had for most of this week. we'll talk about that coming up in 12 minutes. from the beach to the valley, we have breaking news out of fresno tonight. workers using a backhoe tupped off this huge explosion and fireball. flames shooting hundreds of feet into the air at least 14 people have been injured. three said to be in critical condition. this happened about 2:30 at the fresno county sheriff's gun range. the work crew including some jail inmates accidentally hit a 12-inch gas main. that blast was seen and felt for miles. the blast scene is right next to highway 99. the highway was closed in both directions. it happened in an industrial part of fresno near a rail line
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which was also closed down. everyone is being keep back from the blast zone. even hours later the flames still shooting from this gas line. it shows the close freeway and gas burning off. from this video it's easy to see why the chp had to shut down the freeway. no law enforcement officers have been injured health inspectors are going to visit a filthy apartmenting about in san francisco. we told you about the disgusting conditions last night! residents are living with bedbugs, rats and cockroaches crawling all over the market street property. there is mold on the walls. and if you think that's bad, tenants say there was a murder last year and it was several months before the blood was cleaned up. >> horrible. like a third world country. >> some of them are so fed up, they have sued the owner. we have tracked down the landlord, now our joe vazquez spoke to him. his explanation for the squalor tonight right here at 11. a new show of support for
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san francisco's archbishop. salvatore cordileone has been under fire for his strict interpretation of church doctrine. now a church started this "go fund me" page to raise money for archbishop support day. they are close to their goal of $4,000. that money will help pay for a family picnic next month in support of the archbishop. this comes a day after this ad appeared in the "san francisco chronicle." it was signed by more than 100 prominent catholics asking pope francis to remove the archbishop. among other things. they are opposed to the morality clause now being included in high school teacher handbooks. this is what's left after the driver of a chevy tahoe barreled into a home on the peninsula. chopper 5 was there to check out the damage. wooden boards and debris scattered across the yard. chp says the driver went across edgewood road and first slammed
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into a defense. he flew between two trees before hitting the house and garage. no one was hurt. six people rushed to the hospital after this car plowed into a trader joe's in los altos. their injuries are minor to moderate. you can see the damage the car caused as it ran through the glass doors. this happened just before noon. officials are still trying to figure out why. still no sign of the motorcyclist who fell from the antioch bridge sunday. now his family is asking anyone with boats or jet skis to find his body. he hit a car on the bridge. authorities found his motorcycle but there was no sign of him. official searches for his body resumed yesterday. in san francisco the spray- paint was out as two city fire hydrants were turned silver. the hydrants are the ones used to fight the huge fires that raged after the 1906 earthquake and fire. today's's ceremony honored the firefighters who risked their lives to save the city.
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tomorrow is the 109th anniversary of the great earthquake. a close call for a chp officer. a driver taking selfies nearly runs into it. kpix 5's christian hartnett with a story you'll see only on "5". >> reporter: the chp says 44- year-old kara baldwin wanted to take some selfies while behind the wheel but this is the picture she ended up with. a mugshot after her arrest. according to santa cruz chp. baldwin was on southbound highway 1 when a motorcycle officer rode up on the driver's side and period in. the officer said baldwin was posing for the camera on her cell phone taking selfies. all while driving in rush hour traffic. she was allegedly so busy hamming it up for the camera, she didn't even notice the chp officer yelling at her to pull over. the officer said baldwin drifted into his lane and came within inches of hitting him. >> stumbling upon a driver who is oblivious to the world
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around her, um, kind of sends chills down your back just thinking about it. >> reporter: baldwin eventually pulled over. chp says that's when the officer smelled alcohol on her breath. after a field sobriety test, she was arrested for dui. and for that, she gets this picture she likely won't soon forget. in santa cruz, christian hartnett, kpix 5. >> and baldwin was booked into the santa cruz county jail. he nodded off before take- off and woke up to this. >> imagine being asleep and then being stung by bees. >> mm-mm. a passenger uses a pen to get back eight snoring seat mate. she was kicked off the plane. [ woman cursing ] >> new back lack after a reporter's nasty rant. is she getting off too easy? you won't believe what she posted just days before.
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>> and a singing spectacle. the painful clean-up when millions of bees
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bizarre incident on a southwest flight. a woman gets kicked off for stabbing a snoring passenger with her pen. you can see the ink marks left on the man's shirt. we'll show you that in just a second. it happened before take-off on a flight from chicago to manchester, new hampshire. the passenger dozed off and brushed up against the woman sitting next to him. that's when he says she started jabbing him with a ballpoint pen causing him to yell out in pain! >> imagine being asleep and then being stung by bees. and waking up and going, ow! she was smirking and we just never -- i mean, she said zero at this point and i just all i wanted to do was not be sitting next to her. >> the pilot ordered the plane back to the gate. the woman was escorted off.
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the flight was delayed almost two hours. the man says he doesn't plan to press charges. an emotional plea from a parent of the youngest vic particular of the boston marathon bombings. cbs reporter wendy gillette on why they are asking to spare the convicted bomber's life. >> reporter: dzhokhar tsarnaev took the life of 8-year-old martin richard and two others when he and his brother detonated two bombs at the 2013 boston marathon. but the little boy's parents want to spare the life of the man who killed their son. they explained their reasoning in the "boston globe" saying we are in favor of and would support th department of justice in taking the death penalty off the table in exchange for the defendant spending the rest of his life in prison without any possibility of release and waiving all his rights to appeal. >> bill richard is a dad who lost his son. and he is doing what a dad is supposed to do. >> reporter: tsarnaev was found guilty earlier this month of all the 30 counts he was facing. the sentencing phase of the
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trial when jurors will decide if tsarnaev should be sentenced to death begins tuesday. the richardes say the past two years have been the most trying of their lives. they were both injured in the blast as were martin's two siblings. the defendant murdered our 8- year-old son maimed our 7-year- old daughter and stole part of our soul. we know that the government has its reasons for seeking the death penalty. but the continued pursuit of that punishment could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives. wendy gillette, for cbs news. >> the u.s. attorney handling the case says the opinions of the victims continue to play a role in how the department of justice proceeds. well, an ohio man has pleaded not guilty to charges he was planning a terror attack on a u.s. military base. the man is accused of leaving the country to train with militants in syria. a federal indictment says the 23-year-old man was planning to execute soldiers at a military base in texas. his backup plan was to
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allegedly attack a prison. mohammed faces up to 38 years in prison if convicted. stock market took a pounding today. the dow plunged more than 350 points at one point on worries about the greek financial crisis and asian markets. it rebounded and closed down nearly 280 points. it is now barely in the black for 2015. the nasdaq fell about 76 points. and the s&p dropped nearly 24 points. rolling out the yellow carpet. the fan frenzy as the warriors get ready for a sold-out game one of the play-offs. >> and a reporter goes
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record and home-court advantage. fan fever is at an all-time high. >> the warriors are the best. what else can you say? >> i'm so impressed with steph curry. i have never seen anything like him. his ability to make shots leaves me speechless sometimes. >> reporter: oakland raised the warriors flag above city hall and fans will sign a banner to be presented to the team, which is staying humble to the hype. >> doesn't mean anything going into a seven-game series against anybody. i don't care that we won. we don't get an extra pat on the back before the series. we get home court. it doesn't mean anything. >> reporter: the team has plans off the court as well for a new arena in san francisco's mission bay. they hope to break ground next year with plans to be ready for the 2018 season. >> i'm proud to be a warriors fan. >> give the fans what they want a championship. >> reporter: if you want to see a game in person here at oracle, be ready to pay up. tickets for home games this
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series are averaging about $500 on third party sites. anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> game one starts tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. the warriors will go head to head with the new orleans pelicans. richmond's mayor hates the city's low gone and tom butt says it's time for a change. this is the logo that he doesn't like. he calls it incredibly ugly. it's supposed to represent richmond's port activities and it's proximity to the pacific ocean. mayor says that people tell him it looks like a bird. but mayor butt is now using the city's seal on his letterhead while he pushes for a new logo. he battled the japanese if the pacific in world war ii and witnessed nuclear testing after the war. now the remains of the u.s.s. independence has been found off the farralones sitting in 2600 feet of water. the top photo is a ship in its
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heyday. it was involved in war in 1943 to 1945. the bottom is the flight deck. scientists say it's amazingly intact. it was intentionally sunk after being damaged in atomic bomb testing. a daring rescue after a man falls on subway tracks in pennsylvania. it happened wednesday night in centre city. he lost his footing and stumbled on the tracks. you can see there's another commuter who leaps into action. pulls the guy to safety. but he doesn't stop there. the good samaritan even visits the man in the hospital. a nasty accident to tell you about in washington state. millions of bees swarm a highway when a truck overturns. dozens of boxes filled with live bees were scattered across the road. fire crews had to wear protective gear to clean up the
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mess! some were stung multiple times. outrage tonight over an espn reporter's one week suspension. some say that brit mchenry is getting off easily for this viral video of her belittling a tow lot worker. do you feel good about your job? if i was missing teeth they would hire me. i'm on television and you're in a [ censored ] trailer. >> mchenry apologized saying she allowed her emotions to get the best of her. days before her rant she urged compassion on her facebook page saying, take the high road and be nice to people. [ pause ] >> kind of amazing how a small kind gesture can go so far, yet similarly so can the impact of negative words.
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>> hm. she was -- >> those are her words, not mine. >> she was having a bad day. like she said emotions were running high. in this day and age everything is on camera. >> she had her car towed. it's a drag. >> but still. i mean. potty mouth. >> still getting yelled at by somebody. >> man. all right. >> all caught on camera. you just have to be careful. right? >> right. >> cameras are everywhere. >> be nice. be nice, america. just be nice. caught on camera being nice. >> pretty nice weather coming up. >> segue. thank you, ken bastida. >> there you go. >> we have all been saved by ken we being the three of us. here's a peek outside showing you what's going on, on this friday evening. thank god it's friday. take you to lands end once again today. until 9:00 the beach hazard statement is out. think about staying out of the water. it's rough out there. waves are high. sneaker waves out there. so it's a beautiful picture from the kpix 5 mobile weather lab. but honestly, it's just best if you stay out of the water. here's a different view of
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ocean beach. i want to show you some temperatures, as well. wide temperature spread. it is 54 in half moon bay. it is 84 right now in fairfield. 30 degrees spread in april is good san bruno 66. san francisco 60 right now. san jose 77. >> okay, you want a wide shot? >> kpix 5 weather watchers are showing you what's happening around the region. lots of temperatures in the 70s and 80s out there. i'm going to show you a few pictures, as well. look at the numbers the folks reporting in. our pictures great shot in the backyard in foster city. roses are blooming and allergies are probably responding as a result. vallejo tonight 49 degrees. oakland 50 to start your weekend in fremont 50 for a low santa rosa 46. sunrise at 6:31 tomorrow. it may not feel like it outside but that cloud cover right along the coastline is the beginning of a transition. that will last five or six days and will end with highs only in
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the 50s and 60s and rain once again here in the bay area. that low that hit us a couple of days ago is the reason why it's so stormy in texas, tornado warnings widespread there. our first change is our ridge of high pressure beginning to go south. as it does the onshore flow is increasing. very chilly water out there. we are getting that chilly air above the water and that chilly breeze will knock done our temperatures over the weekend. significantly with morning cloud cover and fog near the bay and along the coastline. next week it will take about five days to get here, as it gets closer monday and tuesday, we'll get cloud cover. as it passes just to our west on wednesday and thursday, there is another chance of rainfall. next wednesday and next thursday, widely scattered showers. near the water tonight foggy with low cloud cover. but away from the water, it will be sunny and warm so another 20 to 30-degree temperature spread saturday and sunday. next week, we all cool down. we will all be cloudy. and we all will see some scattered showers. so san francisco only 63
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tomorrow. concord you hit 80. 79 in san jose. 80 for los gatos. campbell, morgan hill, south to gilroy. looking at highs in the low 80s in pittsburg and san ramon. low 70s closer to vallejo, martinez, benicia. sausalito only 65 with a foggy start. sonoma 76. lakeport tomorrow sunny and warm with a high in the 80s. extended forecast: >> two days with a chance of rain. we are not going to break the drought in april. what we can do is turn off the sprinklers and if it rains once a week mother nature waters our grass for us. >> loving it. >> thank you. >> keep it going. >> i'll work on it. it's the football home of the dallas cowboys but this sunday night at&t stadium in dallas is all about country music. check out meranda miranda
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lambert one of the acts performing sunday. it could set a record for the most attended live awards shows. and you can watch the biggest night in country music here at 8:00 on kpix 5 followed by a special edition of kpix 5 news at 11:30. the delay keeping the apple watch out of retail stores. >> plus a cheap way to ship boxes around the world but you can get what
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if you were hoping to walk into an apple store and walk out with one they go on sale a week from today but if you want one, you will have to order it online. that's the only way to buy it during its initial launch period. they say it will be june at the earliest before those watches
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are in any stores. sounds like a great deal 50 bucks to ship a box halfway around the world but it's risky. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts weighs the pros and cons of cheap shipping. >> reporter: her relatives in her homeland rely on her generosity. >> we try to send them things that they can't afford. >> reporter: back in january she sent her family in the philippines a [ indiscernible ] box a tradition in the community and labor of love intended to provide food and supplies to struggling families back home. >> we feel fortunate that we can afford things here. and then they can. >> reporter: and shipping the boxes through the services is a bargain. the rate goes from 50 to $75 per box. by comparison, major u.s. delivery companies generally charge between $700 and $900. but they come with better protections and faster delivery. something serrano says she learned the hard way when two months after paying filipino cargo international to deliver
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her buy-in box it still hadn't arrived. i contacted you guys. >> reporter: she is not the only one with problems. sylvia aquino says the balance can buy-in boxes she sent to her family had missing items and there are many similar complaints online. as a result, the philippine government is stepping in and starting an accreditation process certifying shippers who meet certain standards. they are also adding a tracking service on the philippine trade commission website. services that should soon help filipinos help their families. >> my goal is to just make them smile. >> reporter: and they can now smile. serrano's family has finally received their package and aquino's shipping company offered her free shipping in exchange for her missing items. meanwhile, shipping companies blame lingering problems at the port of oakland and road closures in the philippines for the delays. we'll be right back.
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coming up tonight at 6:00, problem cops fired? only to be back on the force in a matter of weeks. what is stopping a bay area police department from keeping them away. >> plus, they are some of the biggest water users out there. how golf courses are going to be allowed to keep their lawns green even in the drought. >> thanks so much for watching. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on our website, cbssf.com captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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>> pelley: saddam hussein's right-hand-man, the notorious king of clubs, is reported killed. also tonight, the secret service decides the best defense is a spiked fence. a honey of an accident. bees, millions of them, all over the highway. >> take a look at this on my shoulder. aye, aye, aye! >> pelley: and steve hartman on a different road-- the road to redemption. >> reporter: are you grateful? >> oh, man, very, very. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. tonight, iraq is reporting that one of the most wanted terrorists in the world is dead.

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