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the exclusive cbs 5 investigation. good morning to you, it is thursday, may 12. i'm juliette goodrich. sydnie and frank have the morning off. we are going to get a quick look at traffic and weather. let's start with lawrence. he is talking about a little bit of rain? >> yeah. there is a chance of rain in the forecast not today. looks like we'll be okay today. we are going to see lots of sunshine. we have some partly cloudy skies if you are heading out the door this morning but a lot of sunshine into the afternoon. some 70s into san jose and concord, warmer there today. also 60s into oakland and sunshine there and about 62 in san francisco. more on the chance for rain coming up. right now let's check on your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. so far we are hotspot-free across the bay area. they should be doing the lane change any second across the golden gate bridge. it's "bike to work" day so expect more bicyclists on the roads. there are energizer stations across the bay area including one here it the golden gate bridge. so we'll tell you what that's doing to the morning commute plus check the bay bridge coming up. back to you. >> thank you. a murder-suicide in san
jose state. in a few hours miss are expected to make a major announcement about the shooting that left three people dead. kiet do is in san jose with what we expect to learn. kiet. >> reporter: good morning. san jose state definitely being very careful about the information that they are releasing because of student confidentiality. but at this point it looks like at least one of the three dead had a connection to the school. now, sjsu says tuesday night's shooting was unprecedented. over the past 36 hours, more details have emerged about the murder-suicide. a man and woman were inside their car when they were shot dead on the fifth floor. the gunman fired from the outside of the car and paramedics took him to the hospital with what looked like a gunshot wound to the right side of his head but he had died a short time later. the shooting happened at about 8:30 at night just before students got out of class and many complained the school took too long to let them know about the shooting. >> why do you have an emergency alert system temperature you're not going to alert us as to what's going on or where we should be or where we should
go, what we should do? >> reporter: the university says they made an announcement on their internal p.a. system 30 minutes and a text message an hour after that because there was no immediate threat. but they say they are going to reexamine the process to make sure nothing went wrong. that press conference is set for 10:00 this morning. >> kiet do in san jose, thank you. it's 5:02. a deadly stabbing in san rafael. this morning, police say they believe it was gang-related. a 21-year-old corte madera man collapsed in a yard south of downtown yesterday afternoon. police were in the area checking reports of young men running around with sticks and bats and of a white car chasing a red suv. well, that suv was eventually stopped. they are still looking for the white car. a 3-year-old campbell girl is safe this morning as her mother could face charges of felony child abuse. police say they found evidence
of abuse yesterday while conducting a welfare check at jane marin's home on pollard road. the mother and daughter were found a short time later in south san jose. police are still searching for the mother's ex-boyfriend. investigators are not releasing details of the alleged abuse. the 3-year-old was examined at a hospital and is now with child protective services. the east bay drug cop charged with stealing and selling drugs is now facing allegations of a different kind of crime. we first broke the story last night at 5:00. former cnet drug agent normal wielsch is now accused of operating a prostitution ring. cbs 5 has learned private investigator chris butler says he and wielsch ran a brothel in a pleasant hill office park. neighbors say they repeatedly called police about all of the men visiting women in the space that is now vacant. >> they were scantily dressed.
they were provocatively dressed, always totally made up. >> wielsch's lawyer denies the prostitution allegations. butler and wielsch already face dozens of felony counts for stealing and selling drugs from cnet raids. neither has been charged in connection with the alleged prostitution. this morning, san francisco police are investigating another video that looks like officers are abusing their authority. undercover officers are seen going after a bystander who sticks his head in a drug suspect's room while the officers were searching it. you can actually see that they put him in a chokehold. meanwhile the suspect says never gave permission for police to enter his room in the jefferson residential hotel. that contradicts the police report. also in the video, the officers take a duffel bag from the man's room. that bag was never booked as evidence. the officers are still on the job as police investigate. bryan stow may be back home
in the bay area in the next several days. the giants fan has been in a southern california hospital since he was attacked outside dodger stadium in march. next week he is expected to be moved to the uc-san francisco medical center. the family's website says the former paramedic is being given fewer antiseizure medications and has been moving more in the past couple of days. all right. it is 5:05 now. let's check in on our traffic and weather. let's first start with lawrence. >> good morning. we have a good day coming our way. a little more sunshine around the bay area for today just some partly cloudy skies this morning. already seeing some clearing in places in napa and santa rosa. dying cold front sliding into the bay area to mix out some low clouds this morning. so you're starting out with some 40s and 50s, cooler in the north bay with clear skies. but by the afternoon, we'll see a little more sunshine too. so temperatures are going to warm up nicely. let's plan on 74 in fairfield, 72 livermore, 71 san jose and
50s and 60s back out at the coast. there is a chance of rain coming up. we'll talk more about that in a minute. elizabeth has traffic. >> we are going out live with a photographer standing by in san jose. here's a live look at 101. headlights moving northbound. they are near the alum rock exit and it's a nice easy ride towards santa clara. southbound traffic gets by okay too. to our maps. we can show you all the approaches to the bay bridge toll plaza. so far, so good. everything at top speeds this morning. we have roadwork on the lower deck and the essex street and first street on-ramps still shut down until about 6:00 this morning maybe earlier. but for right now in the westbound commute direction you look great. and we are going to slowly but quickly zoom in towards at&t park. lunchtime giants gameplaying arizona at 12:45. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. 5:06. help on the way for neighbors in the south devastated by floods. we'll have a live report from mississippi. a warning to homeowners to
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quote, unprecedented and un- american. complaining about your commute, a new study says the bay area has some of the best public transit in the country. anne makovec explains why and has the scoop on "bike to work" day. good morning. reporter: good morning. you have a couple of options if you want an alternate commute and get out of that car and stop paying all those high gas prices. one of the options is bike to work. today is "bike to work" day. and may is actually bike to work month. today we have little stations like this set up all around the bay area with snacks and water. really trying to encourage people to go ahead and ride their bikes to work and make sure that everybody is prepared along the way and has a good first ride. i'm here with diana levine. she is the executive director of the bay area bike to work coalition. tell me about the significance of the day. >> this is a great day to get people out first-time riders and get people used to riding
to work. it' affordable, healthy, good for the environment. it's encouraging people to get out there and choose an alternative method of transit. >> so this may be the first time that a lot of people are hearing about the fact that it's "bike to work" day on our newscast. is this something people should jump on board with this morning or should you plan it out? >> i think that probably if you haven't thought of this already, i think maybe tomorrow would be the day for you. [ laughter ] >> as opposed to today. but i definitely think you might want to come down to an energizer station or visit some of the after-work parties happening around the city. there you could get some information about bike safety and bike introduction classes. start off like that and commit to biking in 2011. >> reporter: that's inspirational. diana with the bay area bike coalition. a lot of people ride their bikes and then link up with
public transportation. our local transportation agencies have been named very highly in a survey that was just released this morning. in fact, the silicon valley is the second best place in the nation for transit. it includes how many people live close to bus or train stops and the percentage of passengers who can get to work in less than an hour and a half and as well as how often the systems run during rush hour. here's a look at some of the specifics. san jose, sunnyvale santa clara is 2 in the nation behind honolulu. also 16th san francisco, oakland, fremont areas. other regions in the top 20, fresno, modesto and bakersfield so it's easy to complain about our public transit agencies but there you go we are near the top of the list. diana thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll be out here throughout the morning at the golden gate bridge one of the many fueling stations if you want to take advantage of free refreshments. juliette, back to you. >> you are all over it. anne makovec at the golden gate
vicksburg, mississippi in about week from the high waters of the mississippi show no signs of receding. the river is expected to crest at vicksburg, mississippi, about a week from today. holly firfer is live in vicksburg with more on this. good morning, holly. >> reporter: good morning. yeah. i'm standing in a parking lot believe it or not close to shore here in vicksburg. the water is already about 5 feet above flood stage. and as you said, it's not expected to crest here until next thursday. the swollen mississippi is continuing its relentless flow south. in its crosshairs an area far too familiar with damaging natural disasters. in louisiana, memories of hurricane katrina are still fresh, officials are faced with a difficult decision. opening the spillway could spare baton rouge and new orleans from damage but would flood another area of the basin. >> our hearts go out everybody
to downstream. this is monumental water. never been seen before. >> reporter: the spillway will open if the river's flow reaches 1.5 million cubic feet of water per second. it is currently flowing at 1.36 million cubic feet per second. governor jindal advises residents to plan ahead. >> my advice to our people is act as if the spillway, the corps is going to open the spillway. be prepared as if the decision was coming and that way -- i don't want people waiting. i don't want them to hesitate about whether they need to make evacuation plans or move their valuables or build these levees. >> reporter: president obama signed a disaster declaration for mississippi wednesday. 14 counties are now eligible for federal assistance. it's already too late to save some houses in the town of vicksberg on the mississippi- louisiana border and while efforts are under way to shore up flood defenses the woes could be yet to come. and about 1,000 people here in the vicksburg area have already been evacuated from their homes. and in the next week, officials
say another 4,000 people could be displaced. juliette? >> so what's the biggest concern right now? >> reporter: right now, officials are looking at what's called back water flooding. the yazoo river and the mississippi have a confluence. neat just not too far behind me. that's -- they meet just not too far behind me. that's where the yazoo would spill into the mississippi when its banks get too high but because the mississippi has no more room for more, the yazoo is flooding areas along the banks there and some residential areas there are wiped out along the yazoo. >> all right. holly firfer live in vicksburg, mississippi, holly, thank you. we have some pretty nice weather around the bay area today. not as much fog showing up just some partly cloudy skies to start out your day and temperatures in the 50s and the 40s. this afternoon more sunshine and warming temperatures. we'll see more 70s in the bay
area inland. inside the bay breezy a temperatures into the 60s. still not as many clouds and not as thick a fog bank as we had yesterday. we had low clouds and drizzle at the coastline. not today. just some partly cloudy skies. parts of the north bay are clear now and it looks like we are going to see more sunshine for most areas but this guy continues to linger off the coastline. that will bring with it at least a chance of rain heading into the weekend. so enjoy the sunshine this afternoon. plan on about 70 degrees in santa clara. about 69 in mountain vie 69 in union city. 50s and 60s coastside. east bay temperatures into the 70s. inland 60s inside the bay into alameda and also san leandro. out toward the coastline in the north bay talking 50s still but many of the valleys again picking up more sunshine and that means temperatures popping up into the upper 60s and some low to mid-60s into fairfield. toward the next couple days looking good through friday, over the weekend though the clouds start to move in. chance of rain by saturday night. think a better chance of rain
for everyone come sunday. showers could continue well into next week. all right. elizabeth, let's check traffic. >> reporter: let's do. thank you, lawrence. we don't have any major problems out there now. we are doing well. here's live look at conditions toward the bay bridge toll plaza. everything is cruising. we saw slight delays earlier in some of the far left cash lanes. those are gone. so it's a quick trip all the way from the incline towards the "s" curve. giants take on arizona at 12:45 this afternoon so delays around embarcadero this afternoon and over by king street if you are heading towards the ballpark. golden gate bridge looks great. it's "bike to work" day. we have reporter anne makovec out there. there are energizer stations across the bay area so watch out for those bicyclists if you are driving this morning. 880 through oakland, the nimitz headlights southbound. so far good towards oakland airport. i'm not seeing any roadwork in hayward continuing southbound 880. northbound 880 quick towards downtown oakland. and we can show you the commute
through walnut creek. here's live look at the 24/680 interchange. maybe you can make out some taillight there heading towards the san ramon valley. mostly top speeds all the way down through danville. and the westbound highway 4 commute so far, so good. give this another half hour or so and we'll likely see some changing colors on the sensors but for right now you are good to go and they did wrap up that roadwork by the way on eastbound 4 through pittsburg so wrap that up a little bit ahead of schedule. and a quick check of the south bay now. top speeds everywhere you go. 101 from morgan hill looks great. guadalupe parkway fine. and here's live look at 280 traffic out of downtown san jose. mass transit i just checked and bart has 33 trains now all running on time. ace train number one off to a great start, as well. and remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. 5:21. what should take weeks has been taking months for some drivers. the dmv's plan to fix its
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the dmv is now mailing new licenses within three or four weeks of people sending in their renewals. there had been a four-month wait blamed on the company that makes the new version of the licenses. one bay area lawmaker wants the contract with that company to be renegotiated to avoid future problems. if your name is zuckerberg, you may run into problems with facebook. the company disabled the account of an indiana attorney who shares the same name as the founder of facebook. facebook says the attorney's site looked like a fake one. this isn't the first time he had to prove his identity to the social media site. two years ago he sent facebook his driver's license, passport, barnum, his code to get into court all to prove he was really mark zuckerberg. >> how many friends did yo have? >> about 350 and all my pictures on there, too. >> after a reporter called facebook about the situation
the company said it was in the middle of reactivating his account and they apologized for the mistake. it all comes down to this evening for the sharks if they are going to march on toward a stanley cup championship. san pedro square is decked out in the festive play-off regalia. very quiet time of the morning. but it will be bustling this afternoon as fans gather for the deceasive game 7 between the sharks and red wings. a win for san jose and the sharks advance to the western conference finals. a loss and it's time to book tee times at the golf course. the puck drops at 6 p.m. at hp pavilion. 5:26. should big oil giants get a tax break while we get squeezed at the pump. >> bombshell claims against a top cop. his alleged involvement in a brothel. >> more details emerging about the triple fatal shooting at
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let's get a quic t traffic and weather. here's lawrence karnow... good morning. it's thursday, may 12. i'm cuba gooding, jr. we are going to get a quick look at traffic and weather -- i'm juliette goodrich. we are going to get a quick check of traffic and weather starting with lawrence. >> a little more sunshine out there with partly cloudy skies. temperatures this afternoon running in the 60s in san francisco and oakland. some 70s in san jose and concord. yes, there is a chance of rain and it could affect the weekend. we'll have more on that in just a moment. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. right now we are dealing with a dry commute. so overall we're doing well across the bay area. here's a live look at conditions through san jose. we have a photographer standing by near the alum rock exit. headlights moving northbound. easy ride this morning up towards santa clara. coming up, we'll get a check of mass transit but in the meantime back to you. >> thank you. time now 5:30. they are the first shooting deaths in san jose state's 154- year history and in just a few hours we are expected to get
new details of this apparent double murder-suicide. kiet do has been following the story since it first broke. he is in san jose this morning with the latest for us. good morning, kiet. reporter: the press conference set to begin in a couple of hours where we could learn the names of the victims and the gunman and the university has hinted that at least one of them is a student here. now, sjsu says tuesday night's shooting was unprecedented. over the past 36 hours, more details have emerged about the murder-suicide. a man and woman were inside their car when they were shot dead on the fifth floor. the gunman fired from the outside of the car and paramedics took him to the hospital with what looked like a gunshot wound to the right side of his head but he had died a short time later. the shooting happened at about 8:30 at night just before students got out of class and many complained the school took too long to let them know about the shooting. >> why do you have an emergency alert system if you're not
going to alert us as to what's going on or where we should be or where we should go, what we should do? >> as soon as our officers knew that the campus wasn't at risk, we turned our attention to attending to those victims. we did again send a message via our internal p.a. system to all classrooms and offices i believe within 30 minutes, may have been a little longer, to let people know that they are safe. >> reporter: the university says the system was working perfectly but they will review it to make sure they don't have to change anything and possibly implement any kind of sort of improvements to the system if needed. that press conference is set for 10:00 later this morning. juliette? >> kiet do in san jose, thank you. new accusations against a top bay area cop charged with stealing and selling drugs. cbs 5 first broke the story last night. former cnet drug agent norman wielsch is now accused of operating a prostitution ring. cbs 5 learned private investigator chris butler says he and wielsch ran a brothel in
a pleasant hill office park. neighbors say they repeatedly called police about all of the men visiting women in the space that is now vacant. >> they were scantily dressed, you know, they were provocatively dressed, you know, always totally made up. >> wielsch's lawyer denies the prostitution allegations. butler and wielsch already face dozens of felony counts for stealing and selling drugs from cnet raids. neither has been charged in connection with the alleged prostitution. more trouble for san francisco police this morning. the new video has surfaced possibly showing cops behaving badly. undercover officers are going after a bystander who sticks his head in a drug suspect's room while the officers were searching it. you can see they put him in a chokehold. meanwhile, the suspect says he never gave permission for the police to enter his room in the jefferson residential hotel
contradicting the police report. after the public defenders office released the video police announced an internal investigation. >> so the internal affairs division has begun an investigation and the chief has instructed them to give this case the highest priority to determine if there is any merit or not to these allegations. >> also in the video, the officers take a duffel bag from the man's room. that bag was never booked as evidence. the suspect says he never got the bag back which contained an ipod, tequila and clothing. the officers are still on the job during the investigation. a missing campbell toddler is safe. her i'm sorry behind bars accused of felony -- her mother is behind bars accused of felony child abuse. police found evidence of abuse after conducting a welfare check at jane marin's home on pollard avenue. the mother and her 3-year-old daughter were found a short time later in south san jose. this morning, police are still searching for the mother's ex-
boyfriend. investigators are not releasing details of the alleged abuse. the girl is now with protective services. and the giants fan who was beaten into a coma outside dodger stadium may be back in the bay area soon. 42-year-old bryan stow is expected to be moved to the uc- san francisco medical center next week. he has been in a southern california hospital since he was attacked march 31. the website following stow's progress says he is being given fewer antiseizure medications and has been moving more in the past couple of days. 5:35 now. traffic and weather let's begin with lawrence. good morning. >> good morning. hey, looks like we are going to have a much improved day today and we are going to see a little more sunshine around the bay area. already getting reports of clear skies in the napa valley. got a dying cold front here so not much there and partly cloudy skies around the bay area now. but it's going to break up earlier on and temperatures will start to warm up. right now 44 in napa, 43 santa
rosa, 50s the rest of the bay area. by the afternoon, here come a lot of the 70s showing up outside especially inland. you are going to see 72 livermore and concord, about 72 degrees in the napa valley. 50s and 60s at the coast. time now for a traffic check with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are going to start off with a look in the south bay. everything is moving well out of downtown san jose. guadalupe parkway still problem- free as well and there's no roadwork that i'm seeing to slow up your ride anywhere there across san jose and ride along the peninsula is great. 101 and 280 both moving fine into and out of san francisco. it's like to work today so you will be sharing the morning and afternoon commutes home. giants play arizona at 12:45 by at&t park this afternoon. right now problem-free heading into san francisco and no metering lights yet at the bay bridge toll plaza. more traffic in a little bit.
back to you. >> thank you. 5:36. your commute may be one of the best in the country. bay area transit agencies are getting top honors this morning. just as thousands of people are ditching their cars. anne makovec is live at the golden gate bridge to explain. >> reporter: who isn't looking for a way to difficulty car these days with the price of gas? today a good reason to bike to work. it's "bike to work" day and there are stations like this one set up around the bay area provided by kaiser permanente, snacks, free food and they are just trying to make the bike to work conducive to people schedules and they are hoping people will bike to work more often. we are here with dr. todd, somebody who bikes to work all the time. he understands the health benefits of it. how huge is this to incorporate this into your day? >> very huge. we know exercise is the best
medicine. and often times in our busy schedules, it's hard to find time so integrating exercise on the way to work is a perfect match. >> reporter: this may be the first time you're hearing about bike to work today. if somebody wants to start today? >> safety is paramount. make sure you have an operational bicycle and it's also important to make sure you have a safe route so joining one of your local bicycle coaltions is a great way to get connected with safe routes through your community. >> speaking of, a lot of people like to take their bikes and then hook up with mass transit that will take you the rest of the way to work and some good news on the local mass transit system. in fact, we're ranking pretty high in the nation when it comes to convenience in commuting to work. the criteria of the the study is how many people live close to the public transportation and number of people can get to work in an hour and a half and
how often the systems run during rush hour. the san jose, sunnyvale, santa clara metro areas ranked number 2. only behind honolulu. also high the san francisco, oakland, fremont area in san franciscoth. other california regions in the top 20, fresno, modesto and bakersfield. so if you need to combine a bike with mass transit, this is definitely a good day to start some of that. and again, fueling stations all over the bay area. juliette? >> anne makovec, thank you. in about 20 minutes, the heads of the five biggest oil companies will be in the hot seat on capitol hill. lawmakers want to grill them about high gas prices and whether they think their industry deserves special tax breaks. senate democrats have unveiled a bill that would repeal about $2 billion a year in tax breaks for the company. but republicans and some democrats want to block the
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devastated by floods in mississippi. president today federal aid is on the way to neighborhoods devastated bye floods in mississippi. president obama signed a disaster declaration for 14 counties. around the state people are using boats to navigated flooded streets. high waters from the mississippi river have already damaged hundreds of homes and businesses and experts don't expect the river to crest in vicksburg for another week. >> looks like a nice day around the bay area. partly cloudy skies around the bay area, looking good. remember yesterday it was cloudy, we even had some drizzle into san francisco. but things shaping up a little brighter around the bay area this morning. partly cloudy out the door this morning. low clouds at the coast. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. this afternoon, we could see those numbers popping up into the 70s inland so warmer temperatures there. a little breezy inside the bay
but plenty of 60s. and at the coast, 50s and 60s, sunshine and a couple of clouds. a dying cold front sliding into the state mixing out the low clouds early on today and more of that this afternoon. so it looks like more sunshine for most people and some warmer temperatures, too. but this continues to linger off the coast. eventually this low will drop down bringing us a chance of rain as we head in toward the weekend. in the meantime, enjoy that sunshine. looking good as we head toward the latter part of the day. 71 in san jose. 72 in campbell. about 69 degrees in mountain view. and 50s and 60s coastside. plenty of 70s showing up inland today. as high as 74 in antioch today. 73 in walnut creek and 66 degrees in berkeley. in the north bay lots of 70s into the napa valley. 74 in fairfield. and about 70 degrees in petaluma. next couple of days look nice. very similar i think tomorrow as you will see sunshine with some patchy fog.
more clouds on the weekend, chance of rain saturday night. rain expected as we head into sunday. that's a look at weather. elizabeth? >> yes. i'll grab it. thank you, lawrence. let's go out live into san jose. you can see it's starting to get busier northbound of 101. we have our photographer edgar standing by live near the alum rock exit. so thank you, edgar, for providing us with live traffic pictures this morning as you make your way up towards santa clara. to our maps, we can show you that things look great now through marin. the ride through mill valley problem-free, nice and quiet. if you are heading towards the golden gate bridge, want to let you know that it is "bike to work" day so you may see more cyclists on the road than normal especially during the morning and afternoon commute hours. they have actually set up an energizer station at the north end of the bridge so you can watch out for that. we have our reporter anne makovec out there, as well. there's some free giveaways, free food and tote bags and stuff like that. all right. westbound highway 4, just starting to see our usual
congestion now. a few brake lights, not too bad yet past a street. also, the ride coming out of the altamont pass, just your usual slow stuff as well coming from 205 out towards 680 and the dublin interchange. drive time not too bad. still only 15 minutes through pleasanton. and the bay bridge westbound in the commute direction, you're doing great, no delay approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. still have that roadwork going on in the lower deck. the essex street on-ramp blocked for 15 minutes but no metering lights so no delay heading into san francisco. mass transit i just checked bart and they now have 43 trains all on time. so off to a great start for bart and ace train number one. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. here's a check of today's top stories. in just a few hours, we expect to learn the names of the three people involved in an apparent
murder-suicide at san jose state. we are told they have ties to the university but officials are not saying whether they were students. tuesday night's murders were the first shooting deaths in campus history. cbs 5 has learned that a former top drug cop in contra costa county is accused of new crimes. norman wielsch is charged with stealing and selling drugs taken in raids. now his co-defendant says wielsch also ran a brothel in an office park in pleasant hill. he has not been charged in connection with that. and today a german court convicted a 91-year-old nazi guard of acting as an accessory to murder. john demjanjuk sat in a wheelchair when the verdict was read. he was a guard in nazi occupied poland. he was sentenced to five years in prison. a lawsuit to overturn one of the last decisions that
arnold schwarzenegger made as governor commuting the prison sentence for esteban nunez the son of former california assembly speaker fabian nunez. the younger nunez pled guilty for the 2008 stabbing death of a san diego college student. schwarzenegger reduced the prison sentence from 16 to 7 years. now the san diego county district a republican has filed suit claiming the governor violated victims' rights. >> we believe a governor who is considering a constitutional duty to include the voices of the victims. in this case, this clearly didn't happen. >> the lawsuit seeks to reinstate the 16-year prison sentence. it is believed to be the first lawsuit of its kind in the nation. u.s. intelligence is going over osama bin laden's journal seized during the raid on his pakistani compound.
evidence shows that he was communicating with other terrorists through handwritten notes. they talked about potential targets in the u.s. such as new york and washington, d.c. and how to carry out attacks against them. key dates were also listed including july 4, christmas and the tenth anniversary of 9/11. but no solid plans were ever in place. osama bin laden's relatives are questioning the claim that he has been killed. they are calling for an investigation. in a statement published in the "new york times," bin laden's sons say in the absence of a body, photographs and video evidence, they are not convinced the terrorist leader is dead. the white house is still saying he is and no apology is necessary. >> we feel very strongly that the successful mission against a mass murderer of americans and people around the world was
entirely justified. >> there are reports that bin laden's family is considering a lawsuit against the united states for an execution. it is 5:50 now. one on one with president obama. a town hall hosted by cbs news. we will talk live with early show's erica hill who took part in this event. and remember this hat from the royal wedding? well, it could be yours. we'll tell you how coming up next. now it can stop pain from any angle, with no mess. [ male announcer ] icy hot spray. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess. icy hot spray. don't mess around with pain.
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patchy fog at the coast. but this weekend the clouds move back in. there is a chance of some rain late in the day on saturday. expect some rain on sunday and by the way, we have this little race going on. the 100th bay to breakers race in san francisco. folks, if you are running in that, prepare for some cold showers in the bay area. all right. let's check on traffic now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. you know, it's been really quiet through the 5:00 hours on the roads. not too many problems which is great news if you are going to work. here's a live look in the south bay. northbound 880 traffic near highway 101, everything is fine in all directions. mass transit is on to a great start. bart has at least 43 trains on time, ace train number one no delay. so i have had had pretty easy at least for the 5:00 hour. >> now we're in trouble. >> all right. [ laughter ] thank you. okay. time now 5:53. you asked the questions and he answered them. cbs news hosting a town hall
meeting meeting with president obama. viewers were able to submit questions via the web. harry smith, rebecca jarvis and the early show's erica hill taking part in this hour long event. erica hill joins us live from washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: juliette, good morning. >> how did it go? >> reporter: it was great. we had a positive response from the audience. we had a fantastic group of about 200 folks on hand and a number of questions were submitted by our viewers. those were submitted online. the theme was the economy. but that of course veally an umbrella as it were in terms of a topic because so much falls under that theme of the economy. we talked about gas prices and job security. mortgages, entitlement, and a lot of these questions if not all of them i would say are things that just about every american can relate to. >> sower car, what was the key question that -- so, erica, what was of the key question that people asked about mainly
the economy? >> reporter: well, the economy was the overall theme so any question that fit underneath the theme of economy was welcomed and we received a number of them -- i would say a lot of people definitely were touching on gas prices. that's something that people are seeing right now immediately because of the increases that we have seen over the last few weeks so that's something that's having an immediate impact for folks. they wanted their question answered as to how the president may change the increases in gas prices, what americans can do heading forward. job security also a really important question for a number of people as we know across this country and things like housing because a lot of this started with the housing market. now some questions as to how people are going to be able to stay in their homes even though they are paying their bills on time. so all of those topics were up and available for the taking. >> all right. anything stump him? >> reporter: not exactly. but people were pretty -- you know, they were firm in their questions. there's one woman who is getting a lot of attention who
you'll meet, a woman named karen. i don't want to give too much away but she had some really direct questions for the president. he spent a fair amount of time with her but, you know, she had some real concerns and a lot of the people in the audience were interested to see the way he handled that question. >> absolutely. all right, erica hill live in washington, d.c., erica, thank you. and we have a reminder, you can watch the town hall meeting right here on cbs 5, it starts at 8 a.m. it was one of the most talked about accessories at the royal wedding and soon, it could be yours. princess beatrice's peach hat is going to be auctioned off on ebay. beatrice's mom, sarah ferguson, made the announcement on oprah yesterday. the money will go to a unicef program for children. philip treacy designed the hat. his creation typically sell for thousands. 5:56. in the next half hour, it could be a new case of cops behaving badly. the surveillance video putting some bay area officers in big
trouble. >> plus, a top cop arrested for selling the drugs he confiscated. now we have learned the investigation includes sex for sale. and more details are emerging about this historic triple fatal shooting at san jose state university. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. and it is "bike to work" day. coming up we'll give you some reasons you might want to do so and talk about the practicality of it coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
garage.. the major your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. a murder mystery inside a campus parking garage. the major announcement expected from san jose police in just a few hours. a top cop arrested for selling the drugs he confiscated. now he has learned the investigation expands to include not just drugs but sex for sale. and