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temperatures that look like this. 68 san francisco, 68 oakland -- 65 san francisco, 68 oakland, san jose 72, concord 74. elizabeth has traffic. >> it turns out that our intermittent road closures on the marin side of the golden gate bridge is due to roadwork so there is slight slowing on the northern side of the golden gate bridge. not causing any big issues this morning. you can see traffic heading into san francisco doing the lane change right on schedule coming up on 5:00. again for the second straight day, there is no alameda harbor bay ferry service. we'll give you all the lowdown on that. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:00 now. urgent rescue efforts going on in the missouri town that took a direct hit from a massive tornado. >> 116 people are confirmed dead now but we're also learning about some amazing stories of survival in the rubble, too. much of the south side of joplin was completely leveled
on sunday. randall pinkston is live in joplin now with the latest on the search and rescue. good morning, randall. reporter: good morning, frank. good morning, sydnie. when you look at the destructive power of that storm that swept through here on sunday, it's hard to imagine that anyone could survive. and still, some did. right now, the count is at 17 and today, search-and-rescue teams are out hoping that others managed to escape when that tornado with winds up to 195 miles per hour ripped through joplin. rescue workers in joplin, missouri are digging through the debris piece by piece looking for survivors. sunday's monster tornado slammed into the town head on, killing at least 116 people. it was the nation's deadliest single twister in more than half a century and the second major tornado disaster in less than a month. >> it's just pure devastation. you just -- you -- you can't believe it. >> reporter: block after block, houses are demolished, cars
crumpled like toys. sarah walked out alive but shaken. >> i got the kids in, then i swoops everything off the bed and put a mattress over us and held it down really tight. >> reporter: here at st. john's hospital more harrowing stories of survival. this building suffered some of the worst damage but brave staffers are being credited with saving 180 patients. >> i had two pregnant nurses that dove under gurneys. i was so worried that they were hurt but they showed up and they worked all night long. so it's a testimony to human spirit. >> reporter: joplin is still largely without power. forecasters are calling for more violent weather today. >> i know that a lot of people are wondering how they will get through the coming days or months. >> reporter: this morning in london, president obama stayed he was heartbroken by the -- said he was heartbroken by the disaster and promised the nation's full support. >> the american people are by your side. we're going to stay there until every home is repaired, until every neighborhood is rebuilt, until every business is back on
its feet. >> reporter: the president will visit the area on sunday. well, when president obama comes here, he will tell the people of joplin missouri that he is heartbroken, he in fact released that statement today coming from london and says america will do all it can to make sure that the people here recover. reporting live from joplin, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> randall, is that the hospital behind? you what happened to all the patient who were in that hospital? >> reporter: yes, that's st. john's medical center. the staff of the hospital managed to save 180 people. unfortunately, 5 of the patients were killed, one visitor. but those who survived, those who were rescued by the hospital workers, have been transported to other medical facilities not only here in missouri but also in kansas and in oklahoma. >> randall, how are the people coping there? and what sorts of stories are you hearing? we heard that one lady in your piece. i guess she put a mattress on
her and her kids what did they do when it hit? did they go into the basement? how did they hang on? >> reporter: well, we've heard a number of stories. different people did different things. one guy referred to a crawl space that he had trained his children to crawl into in the case of a storm. it was just a safety precaution. no one every thought a tornado would rip through here but in fact it did and they were ready. another group of people in a convenience store hid out in a freezer storage locker. when they came out the entire store was gone. we just took a little drive about a mile down the street here and we see people picking through the debris. the homes are reduced to splinters, nothing. and today they are trying to find what they can and start all over. reporting live from joplin, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> thank you, randall. bizarre new details this morning about the kidnapping of a baby in contra costa county.
4 monday old ramy guy craig -- 4-month-old ramy gallego was reunited with her family about 6:30 last night. she was snatched from her bassinette overnight on sunday morning. detectives say her paternal grandmother took a bus from southern california, grabbed her granddaughter and then took a taxi all the way back down. there are reports the grandmother had been pretending she was pregnant even throwing herself a baby shower and wanted to pass that baby off as her own. the 58-year-old grandmother is awaiting for extradition to contra costa county. all of the officers on bart's police force might soon be armed with tasers. let's go to sharon chin in oakland. she explains why. good morning. reporter: good morning. this has to do with lessons learned from the oscar grant killing. the bart board is considering making sure that each officer is assigned a taser. that is actually one of the recommendations from bart's outside consultants after the shooting death of oscar grant
in 2009 captured on cell phone video. in that case, officer johannes mehserle said he thought he was firing his taser at the unarmed man instead of his gun. he was convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter. right now, bart has 60 tasers so the officers have to check them out if they need them. there aren't enough to go around so the bart board is deciding whether to buy 130 tasers at a cost of $141,000 so that every officer will be assigned one. bart managers say if officers have their own taser to use, they will be more familiar with them and they will have another nonlethal tool in dealing with violent suspects. so bart's board is going to take up this issue of whether or not to buy more tasers on thursday morning. >> thank you, sharon chin in oakland. 5:06 now. i guess today is the pick of the week if you like good weather. kristy? >> it's going to change ahead, i guess? >> for sure. the sunny yellow on sydnie's
dress the indication of today's weather, quite pretty today but big changes in store for tomorrow. outside now, 40s and 50s. 46 in san rafael, 49 in san francisco and livermore. 48 in fairfield and 44 in napa. here's the change in store that i'm talking about here on satellite. we are in the clear right now but you can see this cold front as it moves in going to bring us some showers tomorrow. so you will need to grab the umbrella. today, though, enjoyable weather, probably the warmest day of the workweek. 75 for fairfield, 74 napa. san francisco 65. cool at the coast, 60. we are not seeing the few degrees of warming that we are seeing in other locations so tomorrow, grab the umbrella. we'll see showers late morning and then thursday and friday we're drying out, not warming up a lot. your weekend running on the cool side. unseasonably cool, slight warmup for your memorial day holiday. that's a look at your forecast. elizabeth has traffic. >> thank you, kristy. live towards the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic still light
this morning heading into san francisco. a little roadwork on the upper deck, no issues. report of a stall closer towards treasure island. again, not causing any big delays though this morning. 880 ongoing roadwork here, as well. northbound 880 between fifth and grand, you may find various lanes blocked for another 20 minutes or so. near the coliseum, though, things look great. no wind advisories this morning, a nice change of pace. everything looks great across the san mateo bridge. the right side of your screen, that is the commute direction looks great. 13 minutes is your drive time from hayward to foster city. bart still running on time systemwide no issues there. but again, alameda harbor bay ferry service cancelled for the second straight morning and muni metro and caltrain on schedule. that's your weather and traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:08. another case of indecent behavior at an oakland elementary school. we'll tell you what officials say happened inside a classroom. >> plus, a san jose veterans memorial that was vandalized just days before memorial day
edible arrangements bouquets. happiness is always in season. call, click, or come into the location near you. fiscal reforms... a painful attempt to reduce the budget defici back now at 5:11. the san jose city council today is expected to decide on some fiscal reforms. a painful attempt to reduce the budget deficit there. kiet do joins us now from downtown where the veterans memorial is one of the victims of that tight budget. good morning, kiet. reporter: good morning. we're live here at the veterans memorial in downtown san jose, which is one of the most visible symbols of the city's budget problems. that is because the city just can't afford to fix this memorial, which has been damaged by vandals over the past couple of months. now, normally it's a gleaming wall of glass that stands about
10 feet tall and 50 feet long. however, over the past six months, vandals have smashed several of the panels. the city of san jose just can't afford to fix the $40,000 repair here. the city is dealing with its tenth straight year of deficit and this year is the worst at $115 million. dozens of police officers have gotten pink slips and as many as 64 firefighter positions are set to be eliminated. mayor chuck reed is calling for a council vote today to declare a fiscal and public safety emergency. and he has a proposal for dramatic retirement and pension reforms including raising the age of eligibility for full benefits to 60 years old for fire and police and 65 for everyone else and capping the city's contribution for new employees at 9% of base salary and 50% of the total cost. however, this is too late for the shattered veterans memorial. it will not be repaired in time for memorial day. >> on the other hand, it was like shattering in the heart, as well.
as the glass shattered, it really tore to the heart. this means so much to so many people. >> reporter: and the council vote is set for later on this morning. if it passes, some provisions will require some voter approval in november. and if it does, all of this goes through, then the city says it should be on solid financial footing in about five years. frank, back to you. >> very tough times everywhere, especially down in san jose. >> kiet do live in san jose, thank you. palo alto is dealing with similar problems. today the city council's finance committee will consider potential cuts to public safety. a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year calls for the police and fire unions to make $4.3 million in concessions. if that doesn't happen, drastic cuts are likely. the daily news reports the potential cuts include layoffs in both departments, shutting down a fire station and eliminating the city's rescue
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an urgent search for survivors from the massive tornado in it is 5:17. let's look at this morning's top stories. an urgent search for survivors from the massive tornado in missouri. so far, 116 people are confirmed dead in the city of joplin. but 17 others have been pulled alive from the rubble. the governor says crews will keep searching until everyone is accounted for. president obama planning to visit missouri this weekend after gets back from europe. today, he and the first lady are in london where they got a royal welcome at buckingham palace. a meeting with prince william and his wife catherine was added to the schedule at the last minute. and the man accused of trying to break into the cockpit on a flight too san francisco going back to federal court this morning. rageh al-murisi is scheduled to be arraigned. he is held without bail for that incident on a plane from chicago on may 8. it should be a beautiful day around the bay area today, probably the warmest day of the your workweek. we are seeing clear conditions out there right now, some low
clouds in our inland spots and around the bay shores. temperatures in the high 50s and high 40s. warming up inland and around the bay, still cool at the coast. 70s inland. the high pressure is allowing us to enjoy nice weather today. but right behind it an area of low pressure that will slight through and bring us some wet weather for tomorrow so time to pull out the umbrella but today enjoy the sunshine with temperatures that look like this. 75 in fairfield, 74 vallejo, 68 the high in san rafael and same for oakland. the city will top out at 65 today. still cool in pacifica at 60. and 72 for san jose, also 72 in livermore. so tomorrow, wet weather starting during your later commute hours and then we'll dry out for thursday and friday and then pretty significant cooling and unseasonably cool letter for this time year for saturday and sunday. slight cooling for your memorial day holiday. that's a look at weather. let's go to elizabeth with a
look at traffic. >> thank you. winds were a big story yesterday with all the traffic and weather talk and unfortunately, it caused some damage to a dock out there in alameda. pictures that we took yesterday, if you plan on riding the ferry service between alameda and san francisco, you may be out of luck. heavy wind over the weekend damaged a floating dock at the harbor bay ferry terminal. this is the second morning they have to completely cancel all alameda harbor bay ferry service. no word when the dock will be usable again. for all the latest traffic updates, follow us on twitter now, cbs 5 traffic on twitter. let's go to our maps. we have talking about lane closures on the marin side of the golden gate bridge, it's all cleared. easy ride from marin into san francisco. they are picking up the highway 4 roadwork at loveridge. you can see off the antioch bridge it looks great but right here they should be picking that up eastbound. they have been doing a full roadway closure overnight across that stretch for the
last couple of weeks. and for silicon valley commuters, we have another camera. here's live look at milpitas. 880237, westbound 237 traffic so far looks great all the way out towards san jose. more traffic in a bit. meantime, back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:20. this morning, family members are coming to the defense of bryan stow's alleged attacker. a s.w.a.t. team arresting giovanni ramirez during a raid at an apartment complex in east hollywood on sunday morning. detectives say the three-time convicted felon is the man in the sketch. but his mother says and his sister, he couldn't have attacked stow because he wasn't even at the game. >> you can vouch for that? >> i can. >> you can? how can you vouch for that? >> because he was in my house. >> during the game. >> during the game. i went to opening day myself. i went there with my girl friend. i came back and he was in my house with his daughter where i left them. >> it's not my son. i feel sorry for the family but believe me, my son is not the right person that you guys got. >> police are still looking for
the second suspect in the beating as well as the woman who allegedly drove the getaway car that night. stow remains in critical condition now at san francisco general. school official in oakland are investigating a new case of indecent behavior at an elementary school. school spokesman says three boys at the hillcrest elementary pulled down their pants and simulated sexual behavior inside a bathroom. this was last week. the boys are between the ages of 8 and 10. however, the school district is stressing that no actual sex acts occurred. earlier this year, students at another oakland elementary school had sexual contact. 5:21. how arnold schwarzenegger's alleged mistress is fighting back. >> his doomsday prediction turned out to be a bust but a bay area preacher isn't saying he is wrong when he sets the next date for the rapture coming up. ,,
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now. mildred baena from bakersfield hired a los angeles law firm. this was first reported by the website radar online. it says it received a letter from the law firm challenging what it calls unflattering reports about the woman. mark your calendars! >> yeah. there's a new date for the end of the world. oakland radio host harold camping says what happened saturday was just a spiritual judgment day, a bit of a dry run. he said god's judgment was completed then, now we have to wait until the fall for the actual end. >> the whole world is under judgment day. and this is -- and it will continue right up until october 21, 2011, and at that time the whole world will be destroyed. >> so cavalier about it. camping says since god has judged us all by now, there's no need to continue to warn people about it. so his radio station will play christian music and programs
until the bitter end in late october. so of we five months to kind of -- so we have five months to kind of hang around, so better enjoy the summer, get up to tahoe. >> sin all you want, is that right? >> i guess so. pure devastation in missouri. the harrowing story of how two pregnant nurses survived that deadly tornado. >> plus, a missing baby reunited with her bay area family last night. the bizarre claims made against the grandmother. bart is considering arming all of its officers with tasers. find out why coming up. and a big vote today at san jose city council for pension reform. what it has to do with the damaged veterans memorial here in downtown san jose. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up.
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24th. i your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning. it's tuesday, may 24. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. let's get a check of traffic and weather. i wore yellow before we have a change in the forecast. >> that's a good choice for today because it's going to be bright and gorgeous today and then a little gloomier tomorrow as we see some rain in the
forecast. enjoy today. should be nice topping out at 65 today in the city, 68 in oakland, 27 for san jose and 74 for concord. this will probably be the warmest day of the workweek before we see wet weather in store. we'll look at that later on in the show. but for now a check on traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. we are just getting word of a new accident just coming into the newsroom in the last couple of minutes in fremont. northbound 880 approaching fremont boulevard. it sounds like a car went into the center divide. partially blocking one lane. we're watching to see if we see any slowing. in the meantime wanted to let you know 880 through oakland, they just picked up that roadwork in those northbound lanes. more traffic in a bit. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:30 your time. president obama will travel to missouri on sunday to meet with people affected by those devastating tornadoes. >> at least 116 people were killed in the city of joplin but the miracle story, 17 people have been pulled alive from the rubble. that tornado was the nation's deadliest in more than half a century. winds close to 200 miles per
hour much of joplin's south side was leveled including schools, businesses and churches. block by block, many houses are completely demolished. check out these photos showing just how mighty the tornado was. that storm nearly wiping out everything in its four-mile trek through joplin. neighborhoods, the hospital, even a wal-mart all damaged. while many people lost nearly everything, one family still has its dog. it was rescued under the rubble of this house yesterday and reunited with its owners. >> look at that. they just pulled it out. amazing. a new plan to arm bart police in the wake of the oscar grant shooting under way. sharon chin is in oakland to explain every come could be armed with a taser. she joins us now with more. good morning, sharon. reporter: good morning. bart is considering buying 130 tasers. the idea is that they want each officer to have his own. that was the recommendation from bart's outside consultant
after the shooting death of unarmed oscar grant in 2009 captured on cell phone video. officer johannes mehserle said he thought he was firing his taser at grant instead of his gun. he was convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter. right now bart has 60 tasers so the officers have to check them out if they need them but the bart board is deciding whether to buy 130 tasers at a cost of $141,000 so that every officer will be assigned one. bart managers say in a report if officers have their own tasters to operate, they will be more familiar with them so they will have another nonlethal tool in dealing with violent suspects. so bart's board will consider all this at its meeting on thursday morning. >> sharon chin live in oakland, thank you. new details this morning about a bizarre kidnapping in contra costa county. 4-month-old ramy gallego was reunited with her family in knightsen last night. the family reported her missing sunday morning snatched from
her bassinette overnight. detectives say the grandmother took a cab and bus to grab her granddaughter and took a taxi back to southern california. there are reports the grandmother was pretending she was pregnant and threw a baby shower and passed the baby off as her own. she is in l.a. county jail waiting extradition to contra costa county. so she stole her granddaughter to pass off as her own baby. >> exactly. >> bizarre. >> takes her down to l.a. >> bizarre. let's get an extended look at traffic and weather. kristy, those changes coming -- do i need to dust off my umbrella again? >> you need to grab the wellies again, yeah. we talked about this last week. it's just the same pattern over and over this unseasonable cool and wet weather. but today is nice. enjoy it before the changes happen. today now it's mild outside. 49 in san francisco. 50 oakland and concord. 45 in santa rosa and 49 currently in livermore. but changes in store as satellite shows we are in the
clear right now but this cold front will make its way into the bay area bringing us cooler conditions and bringing us wet weather starting late morning tomorrow. so can't exactly put away the umbrella quite yet. temperatures today a few degrees warmer than yesterday along the bay and inland. 65 for san francisco. 68 in oakland. 75 in fairfield and 72 the high today in livermore. extended forecast coming up in a bit but now to elizabeth with a look at traffic. >> okay. thank you, kristy. we are going to try to go out live -- well, here's a live look at our sensors into fremont. a lane blocked approaching alvarado boulevard. chp is on scene involving a car that went into the center divide. no major slowing however on our sensors. so it seems like it's still early, traffic light. 880 through oakland, this looks great as you pass the coliseum. no problems in either direction. there was some roadwork across this stretch but that's now been picked up and so it's all top speeds this morning out towards downtown oakland.
live camera on the bay bridge there is a stall on the upper deck crews working to clear it but in the meantime traffic light approaching the pay gates. back to you. >> thank you. palo alto one of the many bay area cities facing financial crisis and today the city council's finance committee will consider potential cuts to public safety. a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year calls for the police and fire unions to make $4.3 million in concessions. now, that doesn't happen drastic cuts are likely. the daily news reports the potential cuts include layoffs in both departments shutting down a fire station, and eliminating the city's rescue company. and south of palo alto, some desperate times for san jose. today that city council will consider mayor chuck reed's plan to declare a fiscal emergency. kiet do joins us now from the downtown veterans memorial among the victims of the city's lingering budget deficit. kiet, good morning. reporter: good morning. and this is one of the most
visible symbols of the city's budget problems here as the veterans memorial in downtown san jose. right now, it is covered in canvas and plywood, and that is because the city just can't afford to repair some of the damages that were caused by vandals. now, normally this is a gleaming wall of glass 10 feet tall about 50 feet long. however, over the past six months, vandals smashed several of the panels and the city of san jose just can't afford to fix the $40,000 repair here that caused over the past couple of months. that's because the city is dealing with its tenth straight year of deficits. this year is the worst, the most historic at $115 million. dozens of police officers have gotten pink slips, as many as 64 firefighter positions set to be eliminated. mayor chuck reed is calling for a council vote today to declare a fiscal and public safety emergency. he has a proposal for dramatic retirement and pension reform which includes raising the age of eligibility for full benefits to 60 years old for
fire and police and 65 for everyone else. and capping the city's contribution for new employees at 9% of the base salary and 50% of the total cost. however, this is too late for the shattered veterans memorial. it will not be repaired in time for memorial day. >> on the other hand, it was like shattering in the heart, as well. as the glass shattered, it really tore to the heart because this means so much to so many people. >> reporter: and so the vote is going to happen later on this morning. if everything goes through, it will need voter approval later on in november. and if everything passes, then the city says it should be on solid financial footing in about five years. >> such senseless vandalism, kiet. that's just too bad. all right. thanks very much, kiet do in san jose. 5:37. a hate crime under investigation on the peninsula. what vandals painted on several cars coming up. >> plus, he didn't do it. why some believe police got the wrong man after the arrest in
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should be a gorgeous day in the bay area. get outside and enjoy it. big changes are in store. out the door mild in the 40s and 50s. we are seeing low clouds building in the east bay but clear for the most part and then this afternoon, partly cloudy, breezy at the bay. the reason we are seeing nice weather today is this area of high pressure that's temporarily holding but changes in store because of this low that's going to slide through and bring us wet weather for tomorrow. but for today, nice conditions outside. neighborhood by neighborhood here's your temperatures for today. 68 for los altos, 71 for
mountain view, sunnyvale and milpitas. 72 in san jose and further south. 74 pittsburg, 75 antioch and brentwood. 67 for san leandro and hayward. cooler in alameda at 65. up in the north bay keeping it cool at the coast, 57 for stinson beach, 68 for mill valley, also 68 in san rafael. up north looking at 74 for santa rosa and 75 in fairfield today. so tomorrow, wet weather grab that umbrella for your late commute hours. you're going to need t then we'll dry out quickly thursday and friday, although we are going to see a drop in temperature for saturday and sunday. unseasonably cool conditions for may, only in the low 70s in our warmest locations. and for memorial day, going to see a little bit of warming, bumping it up to the low 70s inland. that's a look at weather. elizabeth has traffic. >> thank you, kristy. we are going live towards the dublin interchange. here's a live look at westbound 580 traffic approaching the 680 interchange. you can see the headlights.
that's the commute direction. westbound 580 traffic, about a 20-minute drive time right now from the altamont pass out towards the dublin interchange. so overall not too bad. no major incidents, just the usually slow stuff through livermore. new accident, location change. it's right before you make your way towards thornton northbound 880. a car hit the center divide. one right lane is blocked. chp on scene. so you may find some minor slowing right there just as you pass the accident. if you are heading towards the dumbarton bridge, traffic looks great approaching the toll plaza and across the span. our camera is showing you traffic there westbound on 84. and the golden gate bridge, love this traffic shot. it looks beautiful this morning. and we had some slowing on the marin side of the bridge. they were doing some roadwork, some intermittent lane closures. that's completely wrapped up. nice easy ride from novato into san francisco. and the bay bridge approach still looks great. no metering lights probably not for another half hour or so.
so again no delay approaching the pay gates and they cleared that earlier stall on the upper deck so now you are good to go all the way into san francisco. mass transit note, if you ride the alameda harbor bay ferry you will have to find alternate plans. a second straight day of no service. winds damaged one of the docks that lead to the boats yesterday or over the weekend so they have had to cancel service and no word when they will be able to resume. bart systemwide on time. muni metro caltrain also look good. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. back to you. >> thank you. 5:43. this morning, family members are coming to the defense of bryan stow's alleged attacker. a s.w.a.t. team arrested giovanni ramirez during a raid at an apartment complex in east hollywood sunday. detectives say the three-time convicted felon is the man in the sketch but relatives say he couldn't have attacked stow because they say wasn't even at
the game. >> you can vouch for that? >> he was in my house. >> during the game? >> during the game. i went to opening day myself. i went there with my girlfriends. i came back. and he was with his daughter in my house where i left him. >> it is not my son. i feel sorry for family but believe me, my son is not the right person that you guys got. >> police are still looking for the second suspect in the beating as well as a woman who allegedly drove the getaway car. stow remains in critical condition at san francisco general. it's 5:44 now. let's look at some of the top stories on this tuesday. search-and-rescue workers are still hoping to find survivors from the massive tornado in missouri. so far, 116 people are confirmed dead in the city of joplin. but 17 others have been pulled alive from the rubble. governor says crews will keep searching until every one is accounted for. a murder trial gets under way today for a florida woman accused of killing her 2-year- old daughter. casey anthony facing charges of first-degree murder and
aggravated manslaughter of a child. if convicted she could get the death penalty. new test results implicate the former head of the international monetary fund in a sexual assault case. according to two anonymous sources, a sample of dominique strauss-kahn's dna matches material found on the shirt of the hotel maid who says he attacked her. this is the first forensic evidence to link strauss-kahn to the woman. america's first family meeting the royals in england today the young and the old. president and mrs. obama meeting with the duke and duchess cambridge at buckingham palace today. the meeting with the newlyweds a late addition to their schedule. they also met with queen elizabeth and prince philip. the obamas flew to london earlier than expected from ireland because of that volume cannish ash cloud that's drifting over the area from iceland. that ash has already forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in the uk and parts of scanned nave yeah. the volcano began erupting saturday. the particles of ash can damage airplane engines and windows. the british government's crisis
committee is meeting today to talk about the cloud of ash. well, there are signs that the pilot was not in the cockpit before an air france passenger plane crashed in the atlantic ocean. at least that is what a source is telling a german news site based on information from the flight data recorder. the pilot can reportedly be heard rushing into the cockpit after the trouble began and shouting out instructions to his co-pilots. an astronaut who went to high school right in san jose is in orbit aboard the international space station. greg chamitoff talked with cbs 5 about his first spacewalk during the current mission. >> i kind of wanted to do a little like, you know, look, mom, no hands kind of thing. but i just leaned back looked at the earth 220 miles below. what an amazing thing to be float there is holding on to the space station flying around the earth with the earth below
like that. just incredible. >> what an amazing thing we get to talk to him. chamitoff joined the astronaut program back in 1994. >> can you imagine being able to go back to your high school saying i was up in space, floating in space. >> a kid, you grow up wanting to be an astronaut and here's someone who did it. pretty cool. a vote could happen today on a controversial at&t plan to install 726 around san francisco. >> the company says those boxes are needed to improve its internet, cable and land line phone service. critics argue the 4-foot-tall boxes would hurt pedestrian traffic and reduce the aesthetic appeal of the city. the board of supervisors originally delayed a decision on the project last month. they're not too obtrusive there. well, yahoo's announced a face-lift for its popular email service. in the next few weeks, the estimated 277 million users of the free service will be switched to a new version.
it will enable updates to facebook and twitter accounts from within yahoo's email boxes. the revamped service is also supposed to be twice as fast. now that will be good. >> i think it's safe to say we're always looking for a way to be healthier and happier. maybe it's time to visit an art gallery. a norwegian study found people who go to museums and theater tend to be less anxious, depressed and in better health. the more culture the greater the benefit according to the researchers. >> i like that. slow down, relax. >> i did the theater. it's been a while since i have been in a museum. 5:48. britain's most famous couple could be coming to the bay area. the new details of the big california visit coming up. and judgment day! thought it was coming saturday? uh-uh! it's been rescheduled. the new prediction from a bay area person. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant.
vandals, who painted swastikas on two cars. it happened over t palo alto police trying to track down vandals who painted swastikas on two cars. this happened over the weekend. the graffiti also included several anarchy symbols and in addition, there was a swastika drawn in the dirt on a car at the green meadow community center. now, police say there is no indication anyone was specifically targeted. but they are investigating the incidents as possible hate crimes. a decision expected today on a plan to replace some offensive gravestones in the sierra foothills. el dorado county supervisors will consider whether to accept an offer from folsom prison inmates to make new tombstones and install them. they would replace dozens of tombstones that the federal government installed in the '50s that used the "n" word to describe the deceased. it is 5:51 now. california has two years to
somehow get more than 30,000 inmates out of its prison system. a lower court system was ordered to take care of its chronic overcrowding problem. governor brown is transferring parole violators and nonviolent inmates to county facilities. but how much can the counties handle? >> that's the million-dollar question. if we have a little bit of room to put people in that's one thing. say they push 2,000, 3,000 people on us, then we have to release others to make room for those. >> the supreme court ruling settles a long legal battle. advocates say overcrowded prisons deprive prisoners for mental and physical healthcare. >> if it didn't work once, maybe the third time's the charm. the doomsday preacher who predicted the end of the world last saturday also predicted it in 1994, we're still here, has
a new date for you now. harold camping says he wasn't completely wrong and what happened saturday was a spiritual judgment day. he says god's judgment was completed then. now all we have to do is wait a couple of months for the actual end. >> the whole world is under judgment day. and this is a -- and it will continue right up until october 21, 2011. and at that time, the whole world will be destroyed. [ laughter ] >> does that mean god has already decided whether we are going upstairs or downstairs or do we have time to you know, redeem ourselves -- >> we're done. >> we are? okay. >> we're all sinners. enjoy the summer and fall. >> camping says since god has judged us all by now there is no need to continue to warn people about it. so his radio station will be playing christian music and programs until the end comes in october. so mark your calendars. what did he say, october 21st. >> i guess vegas is going to be
a popular place. [ laughter ] >> too late to be redeemed by now? >> too late. >> with a good couple of months? >> you're just a heathen. >> you were in trouble from the get-go anyway. >> right. >> wild child. >> weather-wise you're quiet. >> there is rain on the way and everybody seems to get upset when i tell them that. today happy day, though. good news, sunshine today and it's actually going to be probably the warmest day that we'll see all week long and then i hate to tell you but rain is back in the forecast again on wednesday. but it's short-lived. you can see we are going to dry out by thursday and friday. it's going to be unseasonably cool for your holiday weekend. monday we see a slight bump in temperature. for those of you with the day off enjoy those conditions. but chilly weather on the way for tomorrow with the rain. i'm a sucker for dog photos so had to share. this my dog devlin wear a blue sweater with snowflakes on it symbolic of this entire spring
which is incredibly cold and wet. get out the jackets. >> i don't think that dog likes that sweater. >> i'm sure. >> devlin heard from that preacher apparently. [ laughter ] >> a little bundled up. >> he has handle bar ears. i'm not loving this! but it's going to be cold so grab your coat and umbrella. put your dog in a little sweater. >> do i have to wear this outside? >> i think he is embarrassed. he wants to be like a cool guy! [ laughter ] let's go towards our maps. kcbs airborne northbound 880 before highway 84 one lane is blocked. but again, our radio partners telling us no major delay right now as you head up the nimitz freeway through the newark area and farther north where we have a camera near the coliseum you can see that everything is nice and light flowing fine all the way up towards downtown oakland if you are commuting from hayward. and along the peninsula, our camera, you know, very dark outside. everything looks good coming up
101 and 280. >> mr. camping there somewhere? [ laughter ] >> all right, elizabeth, thank you. we'll get that fixed. it is 5:56. kate and will could they be coming here? >> well, that's what we're hearing right now. the london daily mail reports the duke and duchess of cambridge may visit the bay area after they stop in l.a. in july. so far nothing is finalized but there is talk of the royal mrs. and mrs. going up to yosemite national park and touring the redwoods before stopping right here in san francisco. >> that would be very, very exciting. >> can you imagine the security up in the park? >> yeah. >> that would be crazy. >> they went on a two-week honeymoon and all was quiet. >> it's a dog's life for them. the seychelles i guess and now going to be tripping all over north america. 5:56. in the next half hour, damage and destruction in missouri. >> we are going to have a live report on the urgent search and rescue efforts and some amazing stories of survival. >> plus new drama for arnold and his secret child. the legal move his former house
keeper is now taking. >> bart is considering making sure that every officer is armed with a taser. find out why coming up. the city of san jose cannot afford to fix the veterans memorial that's been vandalized. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. ,, i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path. i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me
>> caption colorado, llc firstname.lastname@example.org just pure devastation. you can't believe it. >> digging through the rubble piece by piece searching for survivors. how two pregnant nurses survived that monster tornado. >> bart pushing for a major policy change. why the agency wants every officer too carry a taser. >> nice today but wet weather. i'll tell you when later on. >> and beat the rush