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what he said that could link him to a crime. good morning, it's august 31. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. let's get you out the door with a quick check of traffic and weather. elizabeth. >> no major problems on the roads. here's a look at the peninsula. looks good on 101 and 280. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. temperatures are warming up today. 67 degrees in san francisco. and once you move inland, 57 in oakland. upper 80s in concord. 86 livermore. mid-80s in napa and santa rosa. triple-digit highs in the forecast. i have your seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you. they expected to be landing in australia today. >> but instead, more than 200 travelers are still in the bay
area this morning. anne makovec is at san francisco international airport with the return their flight returned overnight. >> reporter: apparently an engine blew as they were in the air last night. this happened on a flight from san francisco. 20 minutes into the flight passengers heard a boom and felt a strange vibration. the plane was shaking. it started on the right-hand side of the plane they say. that is when some people started to get concerned. the pilot got on the loudspeaker and said an engine had blown. the plane turned around and came back and continued to vibrate. the passengers describe the scene that was relatively calm from what you might think when
you hear a story like this. >> it's a really uncomfortable vibration at first and then the plane started to shake a little bit. and yeah, just an uncomfortable vibration and a bit of a push. you could feel something was wrong. >> the plane initially took off a little before midnight. they had to fly around to get rid of the fuel on the plane before they landed back at sfo. the crew and passengers everybody cheered got off the plane. qantas is going to try to put them on other flights going to sydney. but as far as what happened, that's going to be an investigation that will take
some time. an airplane spokesman had no knowledge of what happened or whether it was normal, which we assume isn't normal. sounds scary. >> very scary situation. but they are waking up in a nice warm bed. i'm sure they will be back on another flight. thank you, anne makovec at san francisco international airport. another incident aboard a passenger plane out of l.a.x. an alaska airlines plane had just taken off for vancouver when the pilot reported a bird hit the plane. or is it the plane met the bird? it was just above the windshield. there are no indications of any damage though to the plane. two airline passengers in custody after airport security screeners found suspicious items in their checked luggage. the two men arrested yesterday in the netherlands after flying
from chicago to amsterdam on a united airlines flight. their luggage was kept in chicago after security workers found a knife, a box cutter and a cell phone taped to a pepto bismol bottle. investigators are concerned they may have been staging a dry run for a terror attack. a suspect in violent crimes in oakland is off the streets this morning. phillip grimes known as jr is accused of at least 7 separate shootings in oakland in the last 10 days. police found him at an apartment on tenth avenue at east 23rd last night. as officers approached, someone was throwing weapons out a second-story window. a number of handguns and assault weapons were found in the apartment, as well. grimes and two other men were arrested. the fremont police officer shot while on duty last friday has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. officer todd young lost at least 40% of his blood when he
was shot last friday while serving a warrant in oakland. the suspect carjacked at least two cars and headed south. he was arrested saturday night within sight of the mexico border. that was after detectives intercepted a cell phone call he made in san diego. the suspect is apparently talking. >> during the interview he did give admissions to committing the crimes on friday. >> are you saying he confessed? >> we are not going to say exactly what he said during the interviews because this is going to cord. he did give admissions. >> 20-year-old andrew barrientos will be returned to alameda county from san diego this week to face charges. he and two other suspects arrested are from the decoto neighborhood in union city. today marks the official end of american combat operations in iraq. vice president joe biden is in baghdad to preside over today's ceremonies. he is also pushing iraqi leaders to end a stalemate that's prevented them from
forming a new government. this morning, president obama flies to fort worth, texas to meet with soldiers who served in iraq. he will then return to washington to speak to the nation. >> what you'll see is the changing of a mission from one of combat to one of support. >> this new mission is called operation new dawn. about 50,000 american forces will focus on stabilizing the country. that includes training and advising iraqi security forces. those troops are expected to remain in iraq until the end of next year. president obama's speech to the nation will start at 5:00 our time. we'll have live coverage here on cbs 5 and also online at cbs5.com. four american troops were killed today in afghanistan. they were hit by a roadside bomb in the eastern part of the country. 18 servicemembers have been killed since saturday, 53 for the month of august. the spike in deaths in the last
three days has the afghan president raising doubts about the u.s. war strategy. the atlantic coast from north carolina to nova scotia is being warned hurricane earl could be headed your way, a category 4 storm. right now earl is northwest of puerto rico which is expected to see four to eight inches of rain. forecasters predict earl could brush the coast late thursday before turning out to sea but they say a slight change in the hurricane's track could turn it toward land. 5:07. all right. let's go back to elizabeth for another look at traffic before we take a look at our weather. >> i promised you a look at some roadwork. most of the ongoing roadwork wrapped up. continuing westbound 92 between foster city boulevard and el camino real various lanes will be blocked at that stretch until 7:00. the foster city boulevard off- ramp closed off the san mateo bridge. still great speeds across the
south bay. no problems out of downtown san jose. that's the south bay to the east bay all your approaches to the bay bridge look good. metering lights are o and they did pick up construction on the upper deck. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. plenty of clouds this morning, partly cloudy conditions with areas of fog inland temperatures in the 50s. low clouds and fog around the bay and low clouds and fog and even a little drizzle expected along the coastline. will you do me a favor and advance me billy? i forgot my clicker. this afternoon, sunshine and warmer conditions inland up to near 90 degrees. yeah, we're warming up inland today and around the bay with temperatures to the mid-70s and sunshine and low clouds along the coastline with a mix of sun and clouds. coming up we are going to look at your seven-day forecast. triple-digit highs are moving back into the bay area. i'll let you know when coming up. it's 5:08. still to come, that sewage
spill in redwood shores, oh. larger than previously believed. we'll tell you how many gallons of raw stinky sewage have spewed from a broken pipe. and it is the last day of the regular season for state lawmakers and still no budget. >> huh? >> how the two major parties disagree on finding a solution. [ female announcer ] at jcpenney red zone clearance, get 80% savings on final markdowns, including 80% off clothes, shoes, accessories, and 80% off home! did we mention our red zone clearance final markdowns are 80% off? who knew shopping could be so rewarding? jcpenney. ben and his family live on this block. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. re/max agents know their markets, and they care enough to get to know you, too. nobody sells more real estate than re/max.
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shores lagoon last week is nearly 10 times greater than originally estimated. clean-up teams say the underground pipe leaked about 48,000 gallons of sewage. that was last wednesday. initial estimate of 5,000 gallons was based on estimates by workers who were sent to fix what they thought was a ruptured valve. much of the sewage flowed into the redwood shores lagoon where the clean-up is still going on. the senate and assembly voting on competing budgets two months after the beginning of the fiscal year. there is no sign either will pass. democrats have a majority in both houses but not the two- thirds needed to pass the budget. the two parties differ on roughly $4 billion in budget solutions. republicans say they will not support any plan that calls for any kind of tax increases. it's not right to ask the people of california to pay more tax dollars when we have
so much inefficiency, fraud and waste within the system. >> state senate president pro tem darrell steinberg says the state has already reduced general fund spending by $20 billion over the past two years. democrats say the republican plan would kill the welfare-to- work program and cripple many child care services and an in home care program for seniors and the disabled. this is the final day of the legislature's regular session. if no deal is passed, lawmakers will have to return for negotiations in a special session. 5:13. this school year some san jose students will not be spending anytime in the classroom. they are the first public school students in the bay area to take classes online. the program is aimed at sixth to 12th graders who typically don't do well in the classroom. our question of the day: do you think struggling students should be allowed to take classes online? send your responses to email@example.com. we're also on facebook and
twitter. i mean, that's a tough one. the first thing i think, are you really going to be studying or looking at your facebook page. >> or who are you going to get do it for you? yeah. >> that's true. too. coming up why some bay area students are putting more into their schoolday about three hours more. >> and we have more weather coming up. 's a look at some of the the most powerful half-ton crew in america has a powertrain backed for 100,000 miles. chevy silverado half-ton a consumers digest best buy and the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. now get 0% apr for 72 months on 2010 silverado half-ton models
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here's a look at some of the good morning. no big hot spots out there so far for the morning commute. obviously it's still very early. here's a live look at the peninsula. mountain view, all this traffic towards palo alto not really any big problems on the roads on 101 or 280. let's go to our maps show you more live traffic cameras and drive times. eastbound 580 out of pleasanton, out of the dublin interchange, we are seeing a little slower speeds eastbound because of roadwork. that should be wrapping up by 6:00. westbound commute direction that's live look near tassajara. starting to pick up for sure. volume increasing but no big delays. we'll show you our drive time out of the altamont pass. holding steady at 13 minutes from the altamont pass all the
way out towards the dublin interchange. upper and lower deck of the bay bridge both looking good and no problems down the eastshore freeway. that drive time there is 18 minutes on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. live look at the golden gate bridge, picture-perfect. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. picture-perfect sums up yesterday's forecast it was nice. for today we are expecting a fair amount of clouds at least for the first half of the day. areas of fog this morning inland, some low clouds and fog around the bay and even a little drizzle for the coastline this morning as you head out the door. for this afternoon, sunshine and warmer. temperatures ranging from the upper 70s to the upper 80s. mostly sunny and mild around the bay with temperatures up to the mid-70s and sunshine a few low clouds along the coastline. here's a look at yesterday's highs, for example. 74 in livermore and san jose.
63 san francisco. today things will warm up a bit. mid-80s in livermore, lower 80s in san jose, 78 in san rafael, 67 degrees in san francisco. so from 4 to 12 degrees warmer in just a day's time. 77 in mountain view and sunnyvale. mid-60s in daly city and pacifica. east bay, warming up to the upper 80s, near 90 in antioch and brentwood. mid-80s in pleasant hill and walnut creek. upper 80s in san ramon and pleasanton. and the lower to the mid-60s today in berkeley, oakland and alameda. 83 petaluma. 79 novato. 78 san rafael and san anselmo and the upper 60s in sausalito and san francisco. today we're warming up. this is only stage one. look at tomorrow. thursday is the hottest day of the week up to 103 degrees inland. so for those of how like the
cooler weather you may not like this rest of the week. it's going to be hot. upper 80s at the bay and the 70s at the coast. temperatures back off saturday, sunday and monday. monday is labor day so we'll have a nice holiday weekend. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. it is 5:20. some of the stories we're following this morning, a qantas airlines flight to australia returned safely to sfo after blowing an engine overnight. the incident left a hole in the engine cowl. a man wanted for oakland shootings is in jail. phillip grimes was arrested at an apartment on tenth avenue last night. grimes accused of 7 shootings in the last 10 days. several weapons were found in the apartment. and president obama flying to texas this morning to meet with american troops who have served in iraq and then returning to washington for an oval office speech about the end of combat operations.
you can see the president's speech live on cbs 5 at 5:00. also we'll stream it on cbs5.com. students at two oakland schools spending a lot more time in the classroom this year. sixth graders at elmhurst elementary school and united for success academy will stay an extra three hours four days a week. both were identified as underperforming so they qualify for a federal grant to bring in a nonprofit that runs structured homework time and study skills. and students say they don't mind the extra classroom time. >> i like having a teacher around so she help me with my homework and stuff so i won't be left out. >> the nonprofit called citizen schools says its students do better in high school and beyond. that's nice, you know, you finish with that, you go home, no more homework. >> i like that idea. >> yeah. warnings, they are going up on bay area beaches -- or they did yesterday.
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>> from underneath. paris hilton says the purse containing cocaine that was found in the car in which she was ride something not hers. >> no, it wasn't hers. >> she knew where to get the lip balm, though. >> during that vegas traffic stop a small container with .8 grams of coke fell out of a purse. she told police she borrowed the purse from a friend but said that the rolling papers, money and all the credit cards that did belong to her. >> inside the purse that belonged to a friend throwing the friend under a bus. hilton facing a felony cocaine possession charge that could get her probation... if convicted. >> do you pull out your lip balm when the police stop you? no, but i do fix the hear a little bit. a toilet that belonged to the late john lennon sold for more than $14,000.
>> the singer had it replaced in 1970 and it's been safe in berkshire england. rather ornate. at the time he told builders to put some flowers in it or something and one of the contractors kept it in a shed for 40 years. winning bid, $14,700, about 10 times the preauction estimate. >> nice windfall for something in a shed. >> to the shed! it's 5:27. coming up in the next half hour, hurricane earl is a category four storm now. >> we'll tell but the damage he has done to the islands in the caribbean. also, their bags arrive in washington, d.c. they are arrested in the netherlands. suspicious items that make the government believe those men were part of a terror plot. >> the engine of a plane from sfo blows overnight midflight. we'll hear from some of the passengers coming up. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay,
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good morning... it's tuesday the your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning. it's august 31. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm john kessler. a flight for australia didn't get very far. anne makovec is at sfo where the qantas plane made an emergency landing this morning.
>> reporter: good morning. you have to check out some of these pictures sent to us by a viewer of what appears to be a hole in the engine compartment of the qantas flight. now, it did end uplanding back at sfo safely. that's the good news. the damage that occurred midflight, the plane apparently left sfo for sydney. the passengers heard booms and one man said there were flames in the engine compartment. the strange vibration continued as the plane turned around in the air, flew around to get rid of some of the fuel, and then landed back at sfo at 12:45 this morning an hour and 40 minutes after it took off. here's how some passengers describe it. >> veered off left and just very uncertain for a period of time until the captain announced what was going on and
we had an engine that blew up. >> heard a very strange noise. i don't travel that much but i knew it was very wrong. >> this is qantas flight number 74. it was a 747, 212 passengers on board. and the ones that we spoke with seemed to be rather pleased about the way the staff handled it. they said the pilot immediately got on the intercom and told people that something had gone wrong that they would be okay and described to them what they were doing as they were doing it until they landed back here at sfo. then the airline put everybody up in hotels, planning on getting them back on flights hopefully sometime today. john and sydnie? >> hope they got a couple of drink coupons, too. >> reporter: i think they would need it after that >> you know? [ laughter ] >> thank you, anne makovec at the san francisco international airport. there was another incident aboard a passenger plane last night on a flight out of l.a.x.
an alaska airlines flight had just taken off for vancouver when the pilot reported a bird hit the plane. or vice versa. it was just above the wind shield l the boeing 737 returned to l.a.x. as a precaution. no indications of any damage to the plane. a couple of airline passengers are in custody after airport security screeners found suspicious items in their checked luggage. the two men arrested yesterday in the netherlands after flying from chicago to amsterdam on a united airlines flight. their luggage was kept in chicago after security workers found a knife, box cutter and cell phone taped to a pepto bismol bottle. the two men being questioned are u.s. citizens of the yemeni descent. investigators are concerned they may have been staging a dry run for a terror attack. the white house said this morning the men were not on any u.s. terror watch list. two months and still no
state budget. both republicans and democrats have submitted proposed budgets but there is no sign that either will pass. democrats have a majority in both houses but not the two- thirds majority needed to pass a budget. the two parties differ on roughly $4 billion in budget solutions. republicans say they will not support any plan that calls for any kind of tax increases. >> it's not right to ask the people of california to pay more tax dollars where we have so much inefficient sir, fraud and waste. >> the state senate president pro tem says the state already reduced spending by $20 billion over the past two years from the general fund. democrats say the republican plan would kill the welfare to work program and cripple many child care services and an in home care program for seniors and the disabled. this is the final day of the legislature's regular session. so if no deal is passed, the lawmakers will have to return
for negotiations in a special session. the state senate today will reconsider a bill to ban people from carrying guns in public regardless before those guns are loaded. yesterday's vote bass 20 to 16 in favor of the ban. it needs a majority of 21 to pass. supporters of the bill say people often call police when they see weapons in public not knowing whether they are loaded. the fremont police officer shot while on duty last friday is up graded from critical to serious condition. officer todd young lost 40% of his blood when shot last friday after serving a warrant in oakland. the suspect carjacked at least two cars headed south. he was arrested saturday within sight of the mexico border. that was after detectives had intercepted a cell phone call he made in san diego. and the suspect is apparently talking. >> during the interview he did give admissions to committing the crimes on friday. >> are you saying he confessed? >> we are not going to say exactly what he said during the
interviews because they are going to be going to court. he did give admissions. >> 20-year-old andrew barrientos will be returned to alameda county from san diego this week to face charges. he and two other suspects arrested are from the decoto neighborhood in union city. let's go to elizabeth with another look at traffic before you head out the door. >> all right. we should have no problems, everything light on bay area roads. here's a live look off the carquinez bridge. traffic into vallejo moving well all the way down the eastshore freeway through berkeley, emeryville. here's what it looks like towards the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays approaching the pay gates and looking good across the upper deck of the bay bridge. off the san mateo bridge in foster city, we have overnight roadwork that hasn't been picked up. westbound 92 between foster city boulevard and el camino real, it sounds like various lanes will be blocked until 7:00 a.m. so watch out for that. we are not seeing any big delays. but the foster city boulevard
off-ramp is closed. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. we are going to be seeing some sunshine today but you're going to be feeling warmer temperatures. 67 in san francisco today. 66 in half moon bay. you move across the bay, 75 in oakland, 75 degrees in hayward. upper 80s in antioch and in pleasanton. 87 in fairfield. and the mid-80s in sonoma, santa rosa 79 degrees in kentfield. today stage one of the warmup. we'll continue to warm up wednesday and thursday. thursday looks like it's going to be the hottest day of the week. take a look. up to 103 inland. upper 80s around the bay, 70s for the coast. if the heat is a little too much for you just hang on don't worry things will cool down just in time for a nice labor day weekend saturday and sunday temperatures cooling back down to the 80s inland and the 60s around the bay. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. the man who killed a
fairfield city councilman will spend 50 years to life behind bars. 22-year-old matt garcia was killed in september of 2008 outside a friend's home. 33-year-old henry williams was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this year. >> i will never know what what my son would have done with his life. i will never attend his wedding or have the joy of watching my son have a family of his own. [ crying ] >> i'm so angry that you robbed us of that. >> i'm deeply -- i'm deeply, deeply sorry for your loss. i really am. and if it was anything i could do to bring him back, i would. >> police say williams and another man targeted garcia after mistaking him for a drug dealer. a series of car burglaries in downtown palo alto and at
stanford shopping center since august 16th, nearly 30 break- ins. the burglars are taking electronics including computers and cell phones. patrols are increased and people are warned not to leave valuables in their cars. police in hayward are trying to figure out who broke into an naacp office. it's happened the last two sundays. investigators say someone either shot pellet rounds or threw rocks at the windows. no one hurt in either incident. a.c. transit considering more service cuts to make up a nearly $18 million budget shortfall. option on the table include shedding 39 bus lines on weekends dropping all overnight service except for two routes. and eliminating paratransit service. that service would be transferred to private providers. this comes after a.c.
transit lost a court fight to impose a cost-cutting contract on union drivers. the board will consider those cuts at a meeting tomorrow. a pilot program putting extra eyes on two muni lines will end next month unless the city comes up with a half million dollars. muni needs the money to expand a community ambassador program to other lines. otherwise the project is over. the community ambassadors program says reports of crime have dropped 38% ever since city staffers started keeping an eye on the t-3rd line and the 9 san bruno in july. observers also say all the occasions are mainly between junior high students after school. today marks the official end of american combat operations in iraq. vice president joe biden is in baghdad to preside over today's ceremonies. he is also pushing iraqi leaders to end a stalemate that's prevented them from forming a new government. and this morning president obama flying to fort bliss,
texas, to meet with soldiers who served in iraq. these are live pictures of air force one. and the president just got on the plane and now all the staff and press and everybody else climbs on board. he is then going to return to washington to speak to the nation. >> what you will see is the changing of a mission from one of come bat to one of support. >> the new mission is being renamed. it's called operation new dawn. 50,000 american forces will focus on stablizing the country including training and advising iraqi security forces. those troops are expected to remain in iraq until the end of next year. president obama's speech to the nation will start at 5:00 our time. we will carry it here on cbs 5 and also online at cbs5.com. it's 5:41.
[ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... ♪ ...can lead to another. ♪ ♪ ...made with real fruit and now with more of the whole grains your body needs. nutri-grain can help you eat better all day. following right now: trouble free on 880 near oakland coliseum both directions fine. taillights not sure towards high street and downtown. about 15 minutes in either direction between that stretch of 238 and the maze. 880/237 looks good. 237 traffic there was a stall reported in sunnyvale sounds like that was quickly moved out of lanes so no big problems, no sign of any brake lights towards your silicon valley ride. and 101 at mill valley in
northbound lanes of 101 near tiburon boulevard there was a report of a dead deer blocking two of the left lanes. so far we are not seeing any slowing though on our sensors. and this actually shows traffic southbound but obviously dense fog. members of the kcbs phone force have been letting us know fog is thick through marin towards the waldo great and the golden gate bridge. so low visibility may be an issue. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. get all the latest and greatest traffic information when you hit the road. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. the latest and the greatest. why do you sound like casey casum. >> i loved him! >> your forecast, you can find it on kcbs radio morning and afternoon. low clouds and fog for the bay and drizzle at the coast. for the afternoon, still plenty
of sunshine but take a look at these temperatures. they are warming up. mid- to upper 70s to the upper 80s. yeah, just near 90 in our hottest spots inland. temperatures up to the mid-70s. coastline 60 to 66, mix of sun and clouds. here's a look at our fog product based on model data and it does an excellent job of showing us when the fog is going to start to push back to the coast. so it's 5:00 a.m., take a look. 6, 7, 8, 9, look at all that everything cleared out in the east bay. we are expecting to be cleared out completely today. plenty of sunshine will warm up our temperatures, as well.
here's a look at our seven-day forecast. we warm up wednesday and thursday. up to 103 degrees inland on thursday. upper 70s along the coastline. the good thing about the heat is if you don't like it, it's not going to stick around for long. labor day weekend, temperatures cool down. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. some of the stories we're following right now, an engine problem forced a qantas airlines flight bound for
australia to return to san francisco early this morning. take a look at that. the plane carrying more than 200 passengers made a safe landing despite a hole in the side of one engine cover. the state senate and the assembly set to vote today on competing budget plans nearly two months into the new fiscal year. both republicans and democrats have submitted proposals. but there is no sign that either plan will get the two- thirds majority needed to pass. and president barack obama will mark the end of america's combat role in iraq today. the president is headed to fort bliss, texas to visit troops who served in iraq. he will then return to washington to deliver a speech to the nation. and you can see the president live at 5:00 here on cbs 5 and online at cbs5.com. hello, atlantic coast! my name is earl. all the way from north carolina to nova scotia, people are being warned hurricane earl could be headed in your direction. the category 4 storm is
currently northwest of puerto rico, which could see up to 8 inches of rain. forecasters predict earl could brush the east coast late thursday before turning back out to sea. but they say just a slight change in the hurricane's track could turn it towards land. earl caused its share of problems in the northeastern caribbean that battered the island of antigua and st. martin, damaging homes and knocking out power to thousands. several people who rode out the storm there posted video online. >> there is more flooding, more trees down. some of the restaurants on the strip in frigate bay have taken a hit, a little bit of a beating. >> the storm now affecting the u.s. virgin islands as well as puerto rico. rodents, seeping manure, and even maggots. that's what the fda inspect, say they found at the iowa egg farms believed connected to the salmonella poisoning. the fda released its initial
observations of the ongoing investigations at wright county egg and hillandale farms. the two farms recalled more than half a billion eggs after salmonella illnesses were linked to the products earlier this month. several positive samples of salmonella have been found at both farms. a hot air balloon carrying tourists over san diego made an unplanned landing right in the middle of a suburban bridge. >> witnesses said the landing last weekend was so smooth that it looked intentional but the pilot was forced to improvise because of the wind. they got off the road and into the parking lot. 5:50. coming up, findings about heavy drinking that may surprise you. also ahead the bay area coffee shop where the cup sizes get more attention than usual. not drink at all tend to die
[ brakes hiss ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you can watch hit tv shows on your iphone when you get at&t u-verse tv. at&t. rethink possible. there is a new study out. people who don't drink at all tend to die -- i told you -- to die sooner than either heavy or moderate drinkers. >> i read this last night and i sent it to our producer, kurt, because i said i could not believe this. you have to put this in. after all of that, you know, all of that. >> he did. problem is when you called him last night, he was bombed. [ laughter ] >> probably right but he did remember this, huh? >> yeah. >> researchers at the university of texas tracked more than 1800 people for 20 years and during that time, 69% of the nondrinkers died
compared to 60% of the heavy drinkers and 41% of the moderate drinkers. it's not clear why the people who drank alcohol did better. one possible explanation is the people often drink in social settings, so the healthiest approach may be to drink moderately and get out so that you -- oh, i see. >> so you don't feel lonely and stay at home and drink large quantities and mess up your health and things like that? >> what are you guys laughing at? >> i saw this study on facebook an ex-boyfriend of mine posted it. >> really? >> yeah. he said -- he loved it because obviously he drinks a lot. >> i thought he was telling you something. >> here's to a long life, elizabeth. >> i told you so. >> you are supposed to get the stress relief from drinking, too. >> i would imagine if you out socially and have friends you tend to be happier. >> whatever.
>> now the other story i said that he should put in because this was the big story on our 5:00 news last night, a fremont coffeehouse has a bold new way of stirring up business. >> yeah. it's called your coffee cup. and the big draw has to -- very little to do with the beverages. it's the bikini clad baristas. >> oh. >> we give them the coffee. we get to know their names. we give them a good product and leave them with a smile. >> any creepy guys hanging around here? >> they stop by and buy coffee. they're here for a reason. >> hm. >> well, i'll have my 73rd cup of coffee today. [ laughter ] >> hi! >> the new business plan appears to be working. sales doubled from the previous coffee shop in that location. and how ironic is it when you have mike sugerman with his voice hey... any creepy guys hanging around here? [ laughter ] >> any creepy reporters hanging
around? >> this school year, some san jose schools will not be spending anytime in the classroom. they are the first public schools students in the bay area to take their classes online. >> this program is aimed at independent learners who don't do as well in the classroom. do you think, struggling students, should they be allowed to take class online? johann writes... it depends on >> and learning to sit at your desk do what the teacher says and get your knuckles rapped. on facebook... lyzz writes... students, struggling and non-struggling, ought to have th due to different >> on facebook, liz writes:
>> that makes sense. >> yeah. all righty. elizabeth? >> yes. we have been unusually problem- free this morning. still no big hot spots. a couple of live traffic cameras. the only thing we have going on is a lot of reports of dense fog with members of the kcbs phone force. low visibility through the waldo grade but no delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. forecast for today we are warming things up. plenty of sunshine but temperatures are going to be warmer than yesterday. near 90 inland, lower 70s around the bay and the mid-60s for the coast. we continue to warm up. thursday expected to be the hottest day of the week with triple digits heat back in the forecast. and then we cool down. saturday, sunday, monday as we move into a holiday weekend, the labor day weekend and i'm going to close things off on highland lake. taken near bear valley. that's nice. if you have a photo, go to cbs5.com eye connect. -- go to cbs5.com/connect. >> i need some more coffee.
double grande. >> i'll get you a cup. >> i bet. >> couple of cups. [ laughter ] 5:57. coming up in the next half hour two airline passengers were arrested. we'll tell you what authorities say they found in their luggage, suspicious items. and on a flight from sfo overnight, the engine blows up midair. we'll hear from some of the passengers on that flight coming up. ,,,,,,,,
dad, sometimes i feel like we're different. are we? we are different, son. we serve teriyaki bowls. delicious steak or grilled chicken on a bed of steamed rice, with broccoli, carrots and teriyaki sauce. you bet we're different and proud of it. but aren't we different in another way? we serve anything on our menu anytime of day. that's my boy. i had my first heart attack when i was 35 years old.