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found safe in san francisco... good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. today, and two missing girls found safe in san francisco. the latest is 15-year-old jean marie brewinghoff who disappeared from her reading area home a month ago. the family suspected she was with her uncle charles who was visiting from san bernandino. a keen eye found the two along the mission district on division street. >> the family member happened to be in the area, and spotted the juvenile female victim. that's what prompted this relative to contact police who obviously knew that their relative was missing out of shasta. >> the uncle is now in police custody. well, this comes fewer than 48 hours after another child abducted outside of the bay area was found safe here. that girl was from virginia. tonight, roanoke police are in san francisco to take over the investigation. don knapp has more on that case. >> reporter: one week after 12- year-old brittany mae smith was
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reported missing she turned up a continent away, right here in san francisco. the long shot hope that someone would spot the virginia girl or the adult male she was with actually came through. when a woman at the safeway store near 48th and ocean beach recognized the two from a cable news program. >> i just know that the person who contacted police had observed a television show on cnn saying that these people were the ones from that show that aired today. >> reporter: a police spokeswoman says in an e-mailed statement that police believe the plan and girl may have been pan handling outside the store and the san francisco chronicle had reported that the two were camping near ocean beach. the two were last cease december 3 on surveillance cameras in a walmart star five miles from roanoke in virginia. and brittany's mother who was easley's girlfriend was found dead in what police considered a homicide at the southwestern virginia home. and easley is under arrest in
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san francisco on kidnapping charges, awaiting extradition proceedings. brittany is safe and being cared for by child protective services. and the family's dark days, members called the news a ray of sunshine. >> now woe have a christmas, where she will be able to tell her mother goodbye. she will be able to tell her mother rest in peace. >> reporter: there were 700 tips that were being waded through that came in when they learned the two were tapped up in san francisco. >> i know in my heart it is due to the information you put out and the national news media. >> reporter: roanoke police say the man and girl came to california a week ago friday and they don't know the name of the shopper who notified police, but they are calling her a hero. >> she sure is. an angel. >> and she had the wherewithal
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to recognize that picture from television and make the connection. >> and how many people would make that connection from virginia to san francisco. a long shot. >> appreciate it, don. a north bay college campus became a crime scene when armed robbers wearing ski masks tied up a worker. two gunmen broke into the barnes and noble book store at sonoma state around 7:15 this morning. they tied up an employee and who managed to call police and launched the campus notification system which alerted 15,000 people to stay inside. >> i was pretty scared. i didn't know what was going on. and we just get this random call telling us not to leave, that two people have just robbed our book store. it is kind of crazy. >> 15 minutes later the school certainty out another alert -- sent out another alert saying the campus was safe. the suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of money. police hope the grainy surveillance video help capture
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a suspect. the images were captured sunday night after thanksgiving. belt police say the suspects may have driven away in the suv or cross-over vehicle seen in the video after stealing dozens of laptops and ipods and the electronics are worth more than $50,000. the next generation of green cars is here and a bay area man is a first generation owner. and anne makovec on what makes the nissan leaf different. >> how does this work? >> you press the start button. >> reporter: it is the first zero emissions all electric car made for mass consumption in the world. >> doing great. >> reporter: and olivia of redwood city is the first leaf owner in the world. >> i wanted to get this car because it is the only one which is electric and it is going to fit my family. >> reporter: and one that he could afford at about $33,000, just over 20, with tax credit, and he ordered it in august, and last night, it arrived in petaluma. >> it is surreal.
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and you almost have to pinch yourself, wondering am i really watching this. >> reporter: of course, the key is keeping an electrical charge. the city of san francisco plans to have 100 of these charging stations in place within the next few months. >> are you ever concerned you will run out of a charge? >> i'm thinking about it now. and i got to get it charged. >> reporter: one charge lasts for less than 100 miles. the stations are funded through taxes and grants and drivers won't be charged for the juice, but it will for parking, and the rules are still being worked out. >> what we're really doing now is making the market ready for the electric vehicle technology. >> reporter: cars like the more extravagant tesla roadster, which costs $100,000, and within the next few weeks, more mass market competition for the leaf and the chevy volt which uses gas when the battery runs down. as for the leaf, if you join the waiting list now, you will be lucky to get one by the end of next year. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs cbs 5. checking other bay area
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headlines, antioch police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a woman in a cross-walk last night. investigators say the victim was crossing at the intersection of lemon tree way and l street, when a minivan drove around a car that had stopped and truck struck the woman. she later died of head injuries at the hospital. witnesses say the minivan appeared to be dark blue or purple. parking fines in oakland are going up again. now, they will increase $3 on january 3, to cover a state surcharge being imposed on the city. and earlier this year, oakland extended meter hours, raised meter rates, and increased fines. but public outrage convinced the council to roll back the parking meter enforcement hours to 6:00 p.m. a nasa hangar was transformed into a christmas carnival today for kids fighting cancer and their families. the sixth annual event organized by the cops care cancer foundation featured lots of gifts. santa and a few 49ers, guests
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included patients from three hospitals, their parents and brothers and sisters. 125 kids in all. well, a call to action in san francisco today to curb the epidemic of gay bullying. and suicides. hundreds of students attended the youth empowerment summit today. the gay/straight alliance network says it is not enough to say it gets better later. that teachers and students and community members need to do something now to make it better for gay youth. >> no young person should have to suffer through middle school or high school and face name calling and bullying every single day. and contemplate suicide as a result of it. so we're working to end the isolation and give everyone the tools so we can make it better. >> this year, the conference featured the make it better project. and young people making videos, featuring ways to make life easier, for gay and lesbian students shall and posting those videos online. making toys safer this christmas, the event to screen children's toys for dangerous
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chemicals. and the deadline looming if the bay area wants to host the america's cup regatta. and only in the bay area, warm and mild in our inland areas. and then overcast and chilly along the coast and inside the bay. and get this. something wicked this way comes. in the form of fog. just how bad will it get? i will have the answer coming up in the pinpoint forecast. ,, people! look at you!
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firefighters burned down a house the all clear given in southern california, where firefighters burned down a house filled with explosives. the controlled burn was ignited in escondido thursday. where the rental home was packed with the largest cache of homemade bombs ever discovered in the u.s. the sheriff's bomb and arson unit sifted through the ashes and debris and gave the all clear today. children's products were screened for toxic metals in san mateo today. parents brought in jewelry and toys and other surfaces. and they were tested for
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harmful metals that can be hazardous to children's health. representative jackie spear became involved when a constituent brought to her attention a shrek glass given away at mcdonald's that had high levels of cadmium. >> and upon hearing about it, i had my staff go out and buy these glasses, and called the consumer products safety commission, they came, picked them up and within 10 days, mcdonald's had decided to withdraw all of the product from their stores. >> spear has introduced legislation to protect children from hazardous levels of metals and chemicals. the clock is ticking toward a dead line on san francisco hosting the next america's cup. the sailing trophy is currently held by oracle ceo larry ellison who will pick the site for the next event. san francisco is lobbying hard to win the prestigious regatta but so is new port, rhode island, and at least one other venue. san francisco has been told it will lose the right to host the next america's cup unless an agreement is signed by next fr
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friday. a promise of brighter days ahead. the forecast is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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robert lyle is in for lawrence karnow tonight. and you bring with you a little bit of everything.
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we had some sunshine in the east bay and lots of fog here in san francisco. >> a lot of fog, overcast skies, leave it to this guy to bring you the bad news for the weather. and outside right now, a little bit of clearing. the first thing we see as we look live at the studios here, back at the bay bridge. don't be deceived by the image and while it is clear right now, as i mentioned a little bit ago, something wicked this way comes and comes in the way of fog. why is the fog out there? it is the temperatures. take a look from san ramon to sarasota to napa to palo alto, we're dealing with temperatures in the mid-50s. mild conditions outside. and couple that with a lot of moisture in the soil. and that means that we are ultimately going to have a large development of some fog today. and 52 for oakland as the overnight lows today. and 48 for concord and 48 for livermore and 52 in pacifica and 53 degrees in san francisco as well but woe talked about
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the fog. in fact there will be a dense fog advisory and remain in effect for tonight and well into tomorrow morning. and we're expecting around 9:00, 10:00, we will start to see some clearing but because of all of the fog out there, a winter spare the air alert has been issued for late tonight into tomorrow. and that means it is illegal to burn. and just as i mentioned, i got to bring you all of the bad news about the fog, and the spare the air alert and then i'm also going to tell you about some rain that is expected to begin moving into our area on tuesday. and first, let's talk about who is going to see the most unhealthy air. that is the santa clara valley and the rest of the bay area is seeing moderate conditions and keep in mind it will be illegal to burn. high pressure continues to build over the bay area. that's keeping this storm well to our north. and as that high pressure builds, it is going to give us a little bit of drying, but it is not going to stop that fog. so expect a foggy start. and then if you're in the inland areas, the tri-valley, you will start to see hazy sunshine conditions tomorrow and temperatures will top out
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in the upper 60s, to right around 70 degrees. but as pinpoint forecast marches us through that fog, expect it to stay along the coast, and inside the bayer, and through the early a.m. hours, and then watch the march into the early part of the day. we will see a lot of clearing, particularly in the tri-valley and most of the bay, some of that fog will stick around on the coast, and most of us will begin to see some clearing. we will see temperatures mild as well. and 59 for vallejo. and 65 in san francisco. and the same for livermore as your five-day forecast. expect a little bit of sun to begin paáebg peek -- peeking out in the bay and inland areas. we will start to see some clearing then. and monday promise more fog. and by tuesday, clouds are on the increase. that's when we expect temperatures late in the day. and by thursday, we're expecting the clouds to be increasing again. and that means a rainy day on friday. so once we get over the fog, expect a little bit of that rain to start moving in. that's it for me.
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gary is standing by with a look at sports. gary, take it away. >> robert, thanks a lot. today was the day to hand out the heisman. and due see this too often. a little college hockey outdoor style. the big chill at the big house. sports is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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suprise th cam he is the best player on the best team in the country. so it should come as no surprise that auburn's cam
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newton was named the heisman trophy winner. >> the winner is cam newton. [ applause ] >> you see, i didn't lie. newton has done it all for auburn. 49 touchdowns and leading the tigers to the first-ever national title game. he becomes auburn's first heisman winner since bo jackson won it 25 years ago. and just like toby garhart last year, stanford's andrew luck came in second place and it wasn't as close. he was nearly 1200 points behind newton. and la michael james from oregon finished third. no rivalry in college football can compare to the army and navy game. the midshipmen entered first and then followed by the scarlet knights. the first half, army trying to punch it in. trent steelman loses the ball. and then it was taken back 98 yards for the longest fumble return in school history. and midshipmen have nine wins
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in a row against army. and the big house in ann arbor michigan was turned into a hockey stadium. very cool looking. over 113,000 showed up and packed the place. in the largest crowd ever for a hockey game. the game itself not so cool unless you love the wolverines, the wolverines had a 5-0 rout over instate rival michigan state. the warriors hosted miami last night. they made it the hottest ticket in town. that's the reason why. because lebron and the heat beat the warriors by 2 to extend the win streak by seven. love them or hate them it is pretty clear who is the most popular team in the league this season. >> the team has set out all year to be able to get a ticket with the fans and you want to give them what they came for. >> we understand how important every game is for us, and to try to get better and continue to improve each game, so it is not a trap game for us at all.
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>> '08-'09 season, lebron james, baby. >> $300 off ebay. >> how long have you been a miami heat fan? >> just after lebron. >> you guys got tickets tonight? >> we got tickets. >> i'm going to be booing lebron and he will be cheering. >> he is only here a couple of times a year. because l.a. is ago seven-hour drive from where we live so we decided to come to golden state. >> who gets to take the last shot? >> lebron. >> i don't know. >> lebron. >> i would say wade. >> i say wade. >> what about you? >> lebron.
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>> outstanding job of taking advantage of quality defense. the heat roll. >> early in the season. right now, what is good is we won seven straight. >> i can get it going sometimes and when i get it going, i feel like i can't miss. so it is good to get in the zone. you know, only a few players in the league can get in those zones and we happen to have three of them on the same team. the raiders are coming off a big win last week in san diego and this week they are in florida with a game with jacksonville and not sure if they will win but pretty darn sure they will run the ball. both teams running for that
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matter. the silver and black the third best running team in the league. the jags are second, thanks to the delasalle star maurice jones drew. >> it is a street fight. no qualms about. it the same way as it was at practice today. and i don't expect to be -- we throw it when we have to of course and both teams will but when it comes down to it, it will be their front seven against our line and our line against their front seven and the bigger boy will win that battle. >> and you can see the raiders and jags right here on cbs 5 tomorrow morning. at 10:00. and of course, stay tuned afterwards for all of the post game fun on the fifth quarter. >> what do you think? do you think the raiders can win this one? >> i knew were you going to ask me that question. i had a feeling. >> yes. and the answer? >> they absolutely can win the game, sure. >> no, will they win the game? >> i was going to say hope reigns eternal. >> you are asking me. and i don't know allful the answers but they will win. they will win by two. >> if they win by two, you
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know, people are going to be calling me. >> yes. that's true. >> thank you very much. >> you got it. highways closed. 50 mile-an-hour winds. whiteout conditions. yeah, we're going to take you to the upper midwest, where a powerful snowstorm is burying parts of the area in as many as 20 inches of snow. it is being called one of the worst snowstorms to hit there in decades. that and more, tonight at 10:00 on the cw. >> nothing like that here for us. we just have fog and we complain. >> exactly. >> that will be in effect until 9:00 a.m. so be careful out there. >> good to know. that will do it for this edition of eyewitness news. we will see you again at 11:00. good night. ,,,,,,,,,, it's really delicious, mom.
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