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5:00 pm for coverage of that ruling and reaction. it's a disturbing image for you. tonight investigators in the south bay want to know why someone decapitated three goats and left them for all to see. they were found in san jose. len ramirez on what could be behind the killings. >> reporter: animal control officers for the city of san jose say they have a potential felony case of animal cruelty but beyond that the potential ties to satanic worship has neighbors around here very concerned. two or three goats died. >> reporter: he led us along the spot near doral drive where the gruesome discovery was made. three goats were slaughtered, heads cut off and dumped nearby. >> i don't think they were killed here. i think somebody killed them and put them there. >> home owners in the semi rural neighborhood near alum rock park say the creek is
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sometimes a dumping ground for trash and even trees become targets for graffiti vandals. this was a first. >> when i got the word that it was not a normal dead animals, i responded to the scene. >> reporter: san jose animal control officers took the case over after neighbors called police sunday morning. >> right now, we are just trying to figure out if this was some sort of ritual or someone just really wanted to do harm to animals. >> reporter: goat heads can be a symbol of satanic worship. animal control took other evidence from the scene but investigators aren't saying what that is. >> i was not scared in the sense at that moment, but now when you're investigating, then it might be scary moment. >> reporter: now, this is a populated area even though it looks wild behind me. there are a lot of homes in the area, a lot of people jog and walk and walking their dogs and so animal control officers are hoping someone in this area or someone may be driving by going to alum rock park may have seen something friday night, saturday morning, during the time frame when the goats may
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have been left here. >> if someone didn't want the bodies to be found, they would have been taken into the park. >> reporter: you can see behind me a lot of bushes, the creek is running behind me. it would have been very easy to take a few more extra steps and dump it where it wouldn't have been seen. >> thank you, len ramirez. police in marin county are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at a san rafael park at 10:30 sunday night. the woman says she was walking home from work through munson park in terra linda when a man approached her with a knife. >> she was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant who forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. >> after the attack, the woman ran home, called police. she was then taken to the hospital for tree. she describes the attacker as either white or hispanic.
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about 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, with a goatee. and some breaking news out of benicia tonight. there are reports of a caustic leak at the valero refinery. this is yet to be confirmed but firefighters are there at the refinery right now. live pictures for you from chopper 5. we can see what looks like emergency crews in the blue there amongst the scaffolding there at the refinery. what we know is that two contract workers are being treated so we are going to keep an eye on this, get details let you know if anything important is happening there tonight. well, it's "national night out." that's important. it's a time when people all over the u.s. leave their homes to send a message: crime will not control our neighborhoods. this year, oakland is doing it with fewer comes. simon perez shows us how citizens are stepping in to fill the void. simon. >> reporter: allen, in just a couple of hours, the people who live here in duran square are going to come to their park and fill it up and eat and drink and be merry, and they are also going to talk. they are going to talk about
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ways to make oakland safer and a more enjoyable place to live. >> i'm a little bit worried because of the recent police layoffs. >> reporter: aaron has lived in oakland for three years. when 80 police officers were let go last months, he scratched his head. >> you don't cut police and firefighters. i felt the layoffs didn't need to be happen that it could have been avoided. >> we don't like crime. nobody likes crime. but we are going to stick with it and help move it out of here. >> reporter: sylvester has lived her foredecades. >> right now we are on an even keel because nobody knows which way, you know, they are going to go. >> we can go this direction or we can go this direction. it will take leadership to make changes because somebody needs to kick the whole city council, the whole progress in its butt
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and rear and get things going. >> reporter: is oakland as bad as it looks on tv? >> no. no. because i've lived here. >> reporter: some neighborhoods are more afflicted than others but defends his optimism. >> oakland has all of the potential no matter what people think. it's easy to say there's bad but there also are good sides that's coming out there and we're going to move forward. >> reporter: haven't we been saying oakland has potential for a long time. >> >> yes, but people have to believe in it and get involved like i did. >> reporter: that's the point of this event, "national night out" to get neighbors together to talk, complain and commit to solutions. >> thank you, simon perez. purses, jeans, shoes, fake, fake, fake, all of it. discovered in a single largest
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case of counterfeit goods on the west coast. anne makovec shows us where this stuff was found was prime time shopping for tourists. reporter: you're looking at one of eight raids that federal agents conducted at shops around fisherman's wharf in recent months, shops that are accused of selling counterfeit purses, belt buckle, jeans, glasses. immigration agents called this part of the single largest case they have ever pursued against retailers on the west coast. >> challenge posed by counterfeiters is very serious. but i'm equally serious about come bathing counterfeiting. >> reporter: this started when inspectors of the port of oakland found a shipping container full of this stuff from china, 70,000 items which led them to stores and storage spaces all over the bay area with more. they estimate it would have been worth $100 million if it was real. but some people admit they
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might have bought it either way. >> sometimes there's like good knockoffs, bad knockoffs. you get the good ones and more power to you. >> people want good high-end stuff but can't afford it so i feel like if they can get a knockoff and rock it, why not? [ laughter ] >> reporter: the feds are serious in this two-year operation. 11 people were arrested. store owners and clerks now facing up to 5 to 20 years in prison for trafficking or conspiring to traffic in counterfeit goods. >> they steal the work of others. they promote crime. they profit at the expense of american industry, american business, and american workers. >> reporter: but some shoppers wish law enforcement attention was spent somewhere else. >> a pure commercial akivity. police should take care of other things. >> reporter: if you possess one of these items, the feds don't want people for owning them though it is a violation. they say the main punishment is
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embarrassment. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. new full body scanners are in use at oakland international airport. they can pinpoint hidden explosives and other contraband. the body scanners will be in terminal one which serves alaska, delta and jetblue among other airlines. passengers who opt out of being scanned will have to be patted down. but there were some passengers who would have happily gone through security today. >> we were here at 3:00, 4:00 in the morning waiting for them. and then they just told us to be the first ones in line. but they still haven't showed up. >> jorge is just one of the frustrated passengers stranded by mexicana airlines. it's been canceling flights at airports all over california this week. the airline did announce today that it's filing for bankruptcy protection. not all flights to mexico are cancelled. so it is best to check with that airline before you head to the airport. a truck driver goes on a deadly shooting spree.
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>> he is shooting, call 911! >> the possible motive behind that attack. a last-minute push by banks. some aggressive tactics to keep customers from opting out of overdraft protection. he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. there was no hesitation at all. >> wasn't that long ago when they announced their engagement. now bristol palin and levi johnston are calling it quits again. what she says was the final straw this time. ,, [ female announcer ] jobs leaving. a budget disaster. california on the brink. jerry brown's plan? you run for office and the assumption is, oh, i know what to do. you don't.
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a shooting ram ned well, nine people are dead, two others injured, after an employee went on a shooting rampage. it happened at a beer distribution warehouse in connecticut during the busiest time of the day. manchester police say 34-year- old omar thornton was called into a meeting this morning. he was told he could either quit or be fired for allegedly stealing beer. that's when he pulled out a handgun, started shooting coworkers before turning the gun on himself. those coworkers who survived say they couldn't believe it. >> who they're saying did it is like one of the quitest shiest people around. >> thornton's relatives said he complained of racial harassment at the company. according his family thornton called his mother from the
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scene and said, "i shot the racists, i'm killing myself." this is fire through a russian village raging around a passenger. passengers were volunteers who went to the region to help firefighters. they got out safely. more than 150 of the 250 houses in the village burned. russian leaders have declared a state of the emergency in seven provinces. those fires killed at least 40 people. here in the bay area parents at a school destroyed by an arson fire are trying to force the the state to require sprinklers for renovation. trace elementary school in san jose burned on july 5. like most schools in the san jose unified school district there were no sprinklers in the older classrooms. a group of legislators is being asked to require sprinklers for remodeling even if no state money is used for the project. crews have been working to get
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the portable classrooms ready for school. any state law needs to include the financing because quite often the plumbing work is expensive. >> in education everybody knows that the dollars are not there right now. so as we look forward if something like this is mandated, if a legislator mandated this we would really need to know that the dollars are going to be behind this mandate. >> parents will be circulating a petition tonight at a meeting on the trace elementary recovery efforts. that meeting is going to happen at 6:00 tonight at lincoln high school gymnasium. turns out second time wasn't a charm. who came between levi and bristol this time? a drastic decision by one bay area hospital to get new moms to breast-feed. what will no longer be an option. sure was a warmer day across the bay area today. now here in the weather center, we are watching a return of the marine layer. how far it's going to penetrate
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inland. that's coming up as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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celebrities like tiger woods... is a favorite of car thieves, too. the highway loss data institute found the cadillac escalade the cadillac escalade is a favorite of car thieves. the highway loss data institute found that the cadillac escalade suv is the top vehicle most likely to be the subject of insurance theft loss. translation, stolen. the rest of the top five, the ford f250 crew cab pickup, infiniti g37 coup, dodge charger with the hemi engine and the corvette v-06. got a big change coming to a bank -- your to your bank. it could mean lower fees but headaches as customers get use to the changes.
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reporter: some are calling it long overdue. new rules on overdrafts are about to take effect august 15. bank of america will only provide overdraft protection to customers who have linked accounts or as an option at the atm. most other banks such as chase, citi and wells fargo are requiring customers to opt in if they want overdraft. consumer action says banks are pushing customers hard to say yes. >> people are seeing more offers than ever before to opt back as the date approaches. >> reporter: chase is warning customers unexpected emergencies such as as a highway tow may not be covered. >> they are ex-age rating the benefits. there are no benefits. it's a lucrative moneymaker for banks. >> reporter: beth mistles of the california banker association sees it differently. >> we wouldn't call it scare tactics but consumers need to know if they are not enrolled
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in an overdraft protection program the transaction won't be covered. >> reporter: some bank customers don't seem to mind. >> opt out. >> i want to opt out because i don't like the charges. >> reporter: a lot of money is at stake. banks collected $38 billion in overdraft fees last year. >> i feel it's more important to keep track of my account balance. >> reporter: consumer advocates agree. they advise signing up for email or text messages that alert you when your account gets low. linking your checking and savings accounts so funds are available to cover your transactions. and if you do use overdraft, shop for a bank with the lowest overdraft fee. all right, no rush to decide the deadlines for banks. customers can opt in or out anytime. let's opt in for the weather forecast. right? >> how about it. >> i see you. >> i didn't hear any complaints today as far as the weather. >> no. >> for once! they weren't complaining about the weather! in san jose, currently, take a look at this. blue skies, air temperature currently 77 degrees. that's still down from the average high this time of the
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year of 85 degrees. meanwhile, yes, the marine layer is already inundated with the golden gate bridge with the air temperature at 62. westerlies are kicking into 16 miles per hour so if you are out and about on this tuesday evening, we do have this right here. take a look at our vipir satellite. it confirms that fog you that just -- that fog that you just saw at the golden gate bridge. it's foggy this evening. we have the following rolling in with the low clouds bayside within the next couple of hours. meanwhile, fair skies and temperatures still well into the 80s in our inland areas. maybe you have plans to head out to oakland coliseum for tonight's oakland as baseball game, one of my favorite relievers had something to say. >> hi, i'm brad ziegler and i'm telling you right now there's a lot of high pressure, clear skies, light breeze, maybe 5 to 10 miles an hour, gusts up to 15 and it's a gorgeous day for baseball so come out to the park and watch us play. >> not only is he in for relief for pitching but i think he will be my next reliever for
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weather, too! good job, brad ziegler! 56 degrees currently. clear skies, winds whipping with an onshore flow. clouds inland at least a 60 miles. it looks like official sun-up at 6:14. we won't see it. overcast conditions until the clouds retreat to the coast. we are not going to see any clearing at the beaches tomorrow. so you have to keep in mind with this very deep shield of marine layer, we have a lot of cooler air mass aloft and that keeps the temperatures down. so tonight when we dip into the 50s, tomorrow will be a much cooler day. temperature-wise anywhere from the 50s, 60s at the beaches, in the far reaches of our inland areas we'll see temperatures well into the mid-80s but overall the outside number generally should be around 84 degrees. substantially cooler on thursday. check out your friday. and then this persistent weather pattern will continue through tuesday. so it's really not the dog days
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of summer but the -- that's for sending in this pick. keep them coming to we'll be right back after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the next generation of does. been encouraged to breast-feed their newborns. but many women we have assigned chopper 5 over richmond now. we are keeping an eye on this fire that started burning in dry grass and trees here in richmond. we are told it's in the 500 block of giants highway. so chopper 5 keeping an eye on that. we'll see how they get a handle
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on it through the evening commute. but for decades new mothers have been encouraged to breast- feed their newborns. many women haven't had much help or guidance. now ann notarangelo shows us the bay area county came one a high-tech way to do that. reporter: >> if they seem to be not sleeping -- >> reporter: new moms want what's best for their children. >> we are destined to drink human milk. >> reporter: just about every mom has heard that but unless you have ever been one you might think breast-feeding comes naturally to all women. it doesn't. >> it's going to be the perfect mom and i thought breast- feeding was part of that. and when i ruptured a disk, it was not an option. >> reporter: but moms valiantly set out to breast-feed for at least six months hearing in studies that it reduces infections, diabetes, cancer and obesity. >> clearly there is a push throughout contra costa county to advocate for breast-feeding.
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moms can be linked to a lactation consultant. a county doctor who suspects there might be problems can call someone like claudia over the internet. with a camera the mom can show her the problem. >> baby's mouth. the baby is [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: claudia and another doctor explain a lot of women just give up because it's painful. the baby is losing weight or a number of other issues. but with this technology, they can reach more low income women who might otherwise quit. >> so really helps with the information and resources and support that they need to continue on with the hope that they will breast-feed for longer given all of the medical benefits. >> reporter: this consultant says her hospital john muir is starting a year-long process to be designated as a baby- friendly hospital. the goal is 100% breast- feeding. >> no formula or artificial milk is to be given to any baby unless it's medically necessary. >> reporter: a mother can decide not to breast-feed but
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it must be documented that it was her choice. >> there's a lot of controversy with baby friendly. >> reporter: this person says she suffered a lot of guilt when she gave up breast- feeding. now she believes there is a fine line between support and pressure. >> having the hospital step in and say, you know, everybody has to breast-feed is just a little too strict. >> reporter: both john muir and the county say it's their intention to help mothers to want to breast-feed but the bottom line is to get those little bodies fed. and now there's more help for moms to find out the natural way doesn't always come naturally. in martinez, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. a new report alleges that stimulus funds designed to help people in businesses have actually left some less well off. we'll follow the money. tonight only on the cbs evening news. ,,,,
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[ male announcer ] come into an at&t store and experience tv like you've never seen before. ♪ for a limited time, get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months with dvr included. a budget disaster. california on the brink. jerry brown's plan? you run for office and the assumption is, oh, i know what to do. you don't. i didn't have a plan for california. [ female announcer ] with our state in crisis, we need a governor with a plan. you need a real plan, something i'll acknowledge i did not have. [ female announcer ] jerry brown. no plan then. no plan now. meg whitman. a plan for jobs. log on. learn more. eyewitness news at 6. we'll take a closer look at government sal i'm dana king. coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00, we are going to take a closer look at government salaries, specifically how some
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state workers in management positions are using furlough days to actually boost their paychecks, an example of how cost caving can backfire. that and more at 6:00. see you then. well, how the tundra turns. three weeks ago i told you the wedding was on, bristol palin, levi johnston back together. sarah palin gave a reluctant approval. bristol has called off her second engagement to levi after learning that he may have gotten his ex-girlfriend pregnant. i guess the polar bear doesn't change his -- oh, they don't have spots. palin apparently learned about it the same day that they got reengaged. but the final straw was he told palin he was going to hollywood to see a hunting show but instead, he went there to star in a music video apparently mocking her family. >> hm. >> off again. we have this fire burning in richmond and the winds are blowing pretty good. this is out near the richmond country club.


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