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there are still lingering questions about this amber alert even though the alleged kidnap victim has been found. in a news release made public after midnight antioch police say a 16-year-old boy who was apparently kidnapped at gunpoint yesterday afternoon is safe now. they say hassan amir ford was released and made contact with family and friends although investigators say police had not spoken to hassan personally. after 3:30 yesterday afternoon, police say the teenager was abducted at gunpoint from his part-time job at al's barbershop and west 18th when a man with a sawed-off shotgun robbed the shop owner and force had san into his boss' car to help the suspect escape. cbs 5 talked to neighbors who know hassan and they are suspicious since they say they saw him an hour after the amber alert was issued. police say they still belief this was not a hoax but an abduction. >> when i wake up i come to the door and i see him standing outside. and i said to him, you know, the police are looking for you.
>> at this point we do not have any reason to believe that he is involved in anything. but the information that we have is pretty much what we have given you. >> reporter: police say they have recovered the black suv belonging to the barbershop owner and officers say detectives are combing it for evidence. no word if police have talked to the teenager yet but police say they have talked to the teenager's mother and have no reason to believe he knew the suspect. now, the suspect a 25-year-old man is still out there believed to be armed and dangerous. that is the latest from here now. grace. >> sharon, do we have any idea if the teenager who was abducted whether the neighbors or police say he had any kind of record of any kind of sort? >> reporter: the teenager who was abducted, no, we don't have that information from police. no. that's certainly something we would want to ask them this morning. >> hopefully we'll have more answers today. thank you, sharon chin in antioch. a potentially major setback in the case against two men accused of beating bryan stow. a key witness to the attack
outside dodger stadium has died. anser hassan is in san francisco to tell us what this means for the case and anser, he died very suddenly. >> reporter: that's right. here bryan stow is hospitalized in a coma at san francisco general but as prosecutors build their case you're right, the sudden death of the key witness has them concerned about how they will build this case going forward. matthew lee was with bryan stow at opening night at dodger stadium. his sudden death on sunday from an allergic reaction to eating peanuts in a salad has concerns raised for prosecutors. lee's testimony was considered a key piece of eyewitness account of what happened the night they were attacked. here is lee talking about the attack back in april. >> it was totally unprovoked. it was not a dodger fan thing, it was a thug thing. and criminals. and there's just no place for
it in baseball. >> reporter: court documents released monday point to 29- year-old louie sanchez and 30- year-old marvin norwood as the lead suspects in the case. the documents revole that the two men attacked lee, hit another man, even threw a soda can at a female giants fan. it also states sanchez ran up behind stow, punched him in the side of the head knocking stow to the ground. sanchez then began to kick stow in the head as he lay unconscious. lee's testimony was to help prosecutors detail the attack. they are still hopeful, however, to put his past testimony as evidence. >> when someone has died, there are ways under the law to admit their statements that were made when they were living. but it's going to have to fit into an exception to the hearsay rule. >> reporter: sanchez and more toed we made their first court appearances on monday.
their arraignment was postponed to august 10. if convicted both are looking at 8 to 10 years behind bars. >> thank you, anser hassan in san francisco. police in hayward say they hope to make an arrest soon in the disappearance of michelle le. "the examiner" reports that police are narrowing down the pool of suspects. however, they also say no arrest is imminent. a police lieutenant says it could happen in three weeks or three months. le's family says on their website, "we can only put faith in the hayward pd to solve this case as quickly as they can." 5:04 now. it appears the debt limit crisis is just about over. at least for a while. the house yesterday evening approved a compromise bill and the senate is expected to approve it later today. the bipartisan legislation promises more than $2 trillion of budget cuts in the next decade. it has left a bitter taste in the mouths of republicans and democrats alike. but they did approve it fearing a possible default if today's
deadline was not met. >> i rise to congratulate the tea party for extorting a deal made in their image and their image alone. >> this bill to me is a pig in a poke and i'm not willing to buy a pig in a poke. >> president obama has said that he plans to sign the bill. [ applause ] >> there was one feel-good moment on the house floor. arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords showed up to cast her decision. this is her first appearance since she was shot in the head in tucson just seven months ago. giffords drew a bipartisan standing ovation. she voted in favor of the bill. >> she was horrible very important for her to come -- she was obviously very important for her to come back and vote. >> she looks healthy. >> she is a walking miracle. time now 5:05. let's check traffic and weather. here's kristy seifkin.
>> good morning. there is a warmup in store for today thieves by a few degrees in those inland locations. lots of clouds in the forecast yesterday and take a look at this. seeing more clouds out there this morning although not quite as extensive. still seeing them along the coastline. starting to see the bay fill in and we'll see partly cloudy skies inland but clearing out nicely later. right now temperatures outside in the 50s for the most part. 58 in oakland and fremont. 54 pacifica and fairfield. 55 in livermore. highs for today breaking that 90-degree mark today inland. so warmer than yesterday. seeing 70s along the bay shores, at the coast 60s. sunshine for the bay area today. i'll tell you what to expect over the next couple of days in a bit. first gianna has traffic. >> thank you. we have an accident on the upper deck of the bay bridge blocking the right lane near treasure island involving three vehicles, noninjury. chp is on scene. but you might see some slight delays approaching the wreck. past it, traffic moving well. metering lights off. here's live look at the area just past the accident and
everything is cleared heading into san francisco no major delays there. no troubles on the lower deck as far as accidents go. but we have roadwork to look out for as you work your way from fourth street to the skyway. various lanes blocked at least until 6:00. we'll check the golden gate bridge coming up. right now back to you. >> thank you. 5:07. he is not even old enough to drive. but a 9-year-old san jose boy is being called a hero this morning. how he jumped in to save a toddler's life. it's not like 30 minutes that pass by that we don't start crying. >> he served in both iraq and afghanistan. the family of a bay area soldier shares their memories of a life taken too soon. and good news/bad news when it comes to hailing a cab. the price we'll have to pay for more taxis in san francisco.
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accident on the bay bridge westbound past treasure island. the right lane is blocked. once you're past the wreck, though, headed into san francisco, not too bad. that's a look at traffic. more coming up. >> thank you. a soldier from daly city has been killed in afghanistan. the defense department says army sergeant william gross- paniagua was killed sunday hit by a roadside bomb. family and friends in daly city are sharing fond memories. >> he is a sweet, nice, respectful person and he is really going to be missed. there's not 30 minutes that pass by that we don't start crying. i don't want to start crying again. >> gross-paniagua previously served in iraq. friend say he often would not even tell his mother he was coming home from the battle just so he could see her reaction when she opened the door. he was planning on surprising
his mother again in january. army sergeant william gross- paniagua was 28. pg&e issuing signs that it may not finish tests on 152 miles of pipeline by the end of the year. the san francisco-based utility is conducting tests of the natural gas pipeline because they are similar to the one involved in last year's deadly explosion in san bruno. according to the "san francisco chronicle," pg&e had only tested about 17.5 miles through july and determine another 20 miles had previously been tested. firefighters from all over the bay area helped keep a wildfire from burning buildings near fairfield. the seven-alarm fire burned about 60 acres near 80/680 interchange. it started about 4:00 yesterday afternoon. but it took until almost midnight to put it out. there were no injuries. the cause is still under investigation. muni has found a new way to
crack down or clipper card chiefs. >> plus salmonella in ground turkey leading to dozens of illnesses and at least one death. >> if you are heading out of san francisco today you are cleared foretake-off. temperature today going to hit 72 degrees so warmer than yesterday. and bumping up those temperatures into the 90s almost hitting 100 degrees in houston today. we are going to see sunshine, also cloud cover and slight chance of showers 20% chance there. and if you are making your way to than, hot there, high of 97 mostly sunny skies in atlanta. we'll have your full weather forecast coming right up. ,,,,,,
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rning, welcome back. here's a look at this morning's top stories. a 16-year-old from antioch is said to be safe this morning after he was allegedly abducted during an armed robbery. police cancelled an amber alert but are still looking for the suspect. the bipartisan compromise to raise the nation's debt limit is close to being a done deal. the house approved it yesterday evening. the senate is expected to pass it today. president obama has indicated he will sign it. ground turkey tainted with salmonella may be the cause of one death and dozens of illnesses in 26 states. health officials are still
trying to figure out where the tainted meat came from. soap for that turkey burger for lun -- so much for that turkey burger for lunch. warming inland but cloud this morning. just as we had yesterday, a little bit of patchy fog at the coastline, as well. temperatures sitting in the 50s for the most part. by this afternoon, braking that 90-degree -- breaking that 90- degree mark inland so definitely warmer than yesterday at least by a few degrees. around the bay temperatures creeping up into the low 70s, sunshine there, as well. and at the coast we'll see a few sun breaks there along with lingering clouds but not totally shrouded in clouds as in past weeks. snow low is actually slide -- so this low is actually sliding to the north, high pressure system bringing us a few extra degrees today. seeing a few degrees of warming throughout the rest of california, as well. 92 sacramento, 80 lake tahoe,
101 in fresno, 98 redding, ukiah 94, eureka 62 and partly cloudy conditions. here's your high for today. 78 los altos, 77 redwood city and union city, 85 high in dublin, 91 brentwood, 86 walnut creek, 69 in alameda and 88 in concord. novato topping out at 81 today. benicia 80. san francisco 68. kentfield 80. so warmer conditions today and then for wednesday a nice warm day, plenty of sunshine in those inland spots and also along the bay shores and then changes in store as you go wednesday into thursday night. we are going to see probably some drizzle on thursday morning. clouds building back in and cooler temperatures, and you will see only a slight warmup friday and the weekend. let's go to gianna for traffic. >> traffic heating up 101. a vehicle fire, we are getting
first reports from the kcbs phone force. northbound 101 at hillsdale, it's on the right shoulder. no lanes block but may cause a visual distraction along 101. 280 not too bad through the peninsula. elsewhere toward 92, traffic looking good into 880 no delays and again coming away from 880 out of hayward into foster city, everything clear along 92 but you might run into a snag approaching the vehicle fire on 101. 13 minutes though between 880 and 101. this earlier accident at the bay bridge on the upper deck westbound just as you pass treasure island is cleared. off on city streets. so traffic is doing well across the bay bridge. live across the upper deck into san francisco, everything looking nice through there. eastbound skyway various lanes blocked in 6:00. no delays on bart, ace, muni metro and caltrain.
southbound 101 at blossom hill no lanes blocked, an accident clearing. through the rest of the south bay things clear. here's live look at 880/237 through milpitas. not bad. everything is nice this morning. over to marin county where we have roadwork still in effect. 101 as you work your way out of novato into san rafael, various lanes blocked through there. hoping to have things wrapped up by 6:00. you are going to see some slight delays though south 101 from 37 to 580. live look at the golden gate bridge. once you hit the bridge into san francisco, things looking nice, no delays. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you. >> thank you. san francisco could soon have more taxis on the streets but they could have higher fares to ride them. today the muni board will consider adding 87 new cabs in san francisco. there are currently 1500 of them. "the examiner" reports most of the new cabs will be limited to certain busy hours.
the muni board is also looking at proposed fare hikes that would make san francisco cabs the third most expensive in the country. and the agency that operates muni plans to kept a close eye on payments made by clipper cards. they are watching for fare cheating. the municipal transportation agency will vote today on a new classification for clipper card fare evasion. the agency plans to use its own technology to detect glitches and scams. members of a presidential task force are scheduled to meet in palo alto this morning to get some job creating ideas from silicon valley businesses. the president's council on jobs and competitiveness wants to find ways for public and private sectors to team up to generate more jobs. executives from valley giants like netflix and facebook will be among those attending. it is 5:20. another amazing rescue in san jose. this time, how a 9-year-old saved a toddler from drowning in just the nick of time.
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rescued from swimming pools in west san jose. a 9-year-old boy is hailed a hero after he jumped into a pool and saved a 3-year-old girl from the deep end. the girl's grandfather was also saved by a woman. yesterday's near drownings happened not far from where a man and his 6-year-old daughter were rescued from the bottom of a pool. these incidents are reminders that people who cannot swim should wear flotation devices in the pool. a pittsburg man who pulled three women from a burning home has been given a special honor. a 90-year-old woman, her caretaker and the caretaker's mother-in-law were all rescued on march 26th. dan hernak saw the fire and rushed into the house. he pulled one woman out and she told him there were still two others inside. >> i took a deep breath and walked in. i couldn't see anything but, you know, leaning down and feeling it, i felt her
shoulders and grabbed her and pulled her out and the little old lady was wrapped around her legs. >> hernak and the women have all recovered from their injuries. last night, the contra costa fire protection district and the city of pittsburg recognized hernak for being a community role model. millions of americans will get together with their neighbors tonight. it's to help fight crime. there are "national night out" plans for all over the bay area n oakland more than 500 block parties are planned tonight. the police chief, mayor and firefighters plan to visit a number of the events aimed at getting people to help curb crime in their own neighborhoods. and donors step up and save an east bay animal shelter. a new fundraising evident raised enough to keep the valley humane society operating in pleasanton. one anonymous donor wrote a check for $125,000 to the shelter that moved into a new facility in may. before the recent fundraising, donation had been down 30% from
last year. >> i never realized how over weight my cat is until i see normal cats. >> we should show you a picture. >> poor walter. 5:26. it is deadline day for raising the nation's debt ceiling. the final test this morning for that bipartisan deal. plus, more help is coming. the beefed-up patrols about to hit the streets of oakland. >> funny. >> still questions surrounding the victim in an east bay amber alert. that story coming up. the sudden death of a key witness in the bryan stow beating case has prosecutors concerned about what to do next. the full story just ahead. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
morning off. and i'm grace lee time is 5-- let's get a quick look at traffic and weathe good morning. it is tuesday, august 2. i'm elizabeth wenger. frank has the morning off. >> and i'm grace lee. let get you started with a little traffic and weather and we go to kristy for a check of what's going on. and actually pretty mild today. i had my windows rolled down on the way to work. >> it is mild start to the morning and it's going to warm up nicely by this afternoon. those temperatures outside right now are looking like this. 58 in oakland and fremont. 55 in concord and livermore. also 55 in the city. so consistent warming up to even warmer temperatures than yesterday. i'll tell you more about that
later. but over to gianna now with a look at traffic. >> thank you. san leandro first reports of some activity here west 580 near benedict. a police chase ended. two right lanes blocked. more details on that coming up. back to you guys. >> thank you. the search for a 16-year- old is over. an amber alert is cancelled this morning. sharon chin is in antioch where we understand though police are still looking for a suspect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah. police say that the kidnapping victim is safe this morning but there are still some questions and skepticism about the amber alert. antioch police said 16-year-old hassan amir ford has been released after being abducted at gunpoint yesterday afternoon. they issued a news release after midnight. they had not spoken to the teen directly but said that he had made contact with family and friends. he had been missing for several hours. now, after 3:30 yesterday afternoon, officers say hassan
was kidnapped from his part- time job at al's barbershop on west 18th street. police say a 25-year-old man with a sawed-off shotgun robbed the owner of the shop of his wallet of $350 and watch and jewelry and forced the teen into his boss' suv for escape. cbs 5 spoke to the neighbors who know hassan and they feel they say that they saw him an hour after police issued the statewide amber alert for him. they say he apparently was wearing different clothing but police say they still belief this was not a hoax but an actual kidnapping. >> i said to him, you know, the police are looking for you. >> reporter: when you say him, you mean hassan? >> yes. >> reporter: and no mistaking it was hassan? >> no mistaking. no mistaking. it was hassan. >> at this point we do not have any reason to believe that he is involved in anything but the information that we have is pretty much what we have given you. >> reporter: police have
recovered the barbershop owner's suv and they are scouring it for clues to find the suspect. officers have talked to the teen's mother and they say they have no reason to believe that he knew the suspect. so we don't know yet if the investigators have spoken to hassan or if he was able to tell them information about his reappearance. we are waiting for answers to those questions. >> so again there is no information as to who this suspect might be at this point? >> reporter: no. we know that 25-year-old, police say he is armed and dangerous, 5'7", 180 pounds, baggy pants, jeans, jacket and loose clothing. other than that, no information. >> thank you, sharon chin in antioch. today marks the deadline for the debt ceiling in washington. as melissa rainey explains, the bipartisan deal will meet with
some opposition. >> the bill passes. >> reporter: by an overwhelming margin the bipartisan deal to keep the united states from defaulting passed the house monday evening. but not everyone was pleased. >> this was not big and bold. it was the best deal the speaker could get but we need something profound to change the way this town spends money or our kids and our grandkids will never forgive us. >> reporter: congresswoman gabrielle giffords was present for the historic moment marking her first vote since she was shot and critly wounded in january at an event in her arizona district. >> she is doing incredibly well. this is the most determined focused hard working person, gabby giffords is the consummate public servant and her district is fortunate as sheet the example today for having her represent them. >> reporter: the plan will go before the senate today where it will again meet some opposition. >> i decided i will not vote for the bill, although i really
respect the people who have worked on it and the fact that it does take some real progress toward reducing spending, although far less than need to. >> reporter: the senate vote is scheduled for noon today. if it passes, it will then head to president obama's desk hopefully before midnight when the government technically loses its ability to borrow. i'm melissa rainey reporting. around the world, stock markets not reacting well. japan's nikkei closed down. other major markets in asia, australia and europe also fell. here in the u.s. dow futures are off. the dow, nasdaq and s&p all finished slightly down yesterday. time now 5:34. apparently was so warm and muggy outside that you rolled your window down on the way to work. no air-conditioning? >> i was surprised by the fact that it wasn't cold. >> i appreciate you doing a little research for beforehand, grace. >> i'm here for you. >> i appreciate that.
thank you. and your assessment is right. it's mild right now, 50s for the most part, some clouds along the coastline, starting to see them fill in at the bay. clear inland although some low clouds out there this morning. and this afternoon, good news for those of you who have been waiting for a warmup. we are warming up a good amount today up to 8 degrees, santa rosa check this out, san francisco warming up by three, san jose by 7 and concord by 6 and it's going to be warm over the next several days and i'll have a full look at the forecast. we'll have details coming up. gianna has traffic. >> over to san leandro, westbound 580 near benedict, we have police activity in the two right lanes. looks like we are getting word that it was the end of a police chase. two right lanes are blocked. according to members of the kcbs phone force, it's a little sluggish with yellow on our sensors.
an accident near treasure island is cleared off the freeway. that's traffic. back to you. prosecutors in the bryan stow beating case have a setback. a key witness to the attack outside dodger stadium has died. anser hassan has more. this could have a big impact. >> reporter: that's right. here's how it breaks down. prosecutors have evidence and surveillance video to help their case but as the trial begins of the two men who allegedly beat bryan stow, the death of the key witness puts in jeopardy the key eyewitness news account in this case. matthew lee was with bryan stow at dodger stadium on opening night when both men were attacked. lee died on sunday from an allergic reaction to eating peanuts in a salad. now, lee's testimony was considered a key piece of evidence as he provides the eyewitness account of what happened. here is lee talking about the
attack back in april. >> it was totally unprovoked. it was not a dodger fan thing. it was just a thug thing. and it's criminals. there's just no place for it in baseball. >> reporter: here's the problem. lee's death may disqualify his previous statements from being used in the case. lee's testimony was considered an important part in the case against 29-year-old louie sanchez and 30-year-old marvin norwood. the two are lead suspects in the case. court documents say they punched lee, hit another fan, threw a soda can at another giants fan. the documents claim sanchez threw the violent punch that dropped stow to the ground and then sanchez kicked stow in the head while he lay unconscious. lee's testimony was to help the prosecutors detail the attack. they are still hope to feel use
part of his testimony as evidence. >> when someone has died, there are ways under the law to admit their statements that were made when they were living. but it's going to have to fit into what's called an exception to the here say rule. >> reporter: and that hearsay rule is a legal term that describes statements that are made outside of the legal proceeding and they are generally not allowed in u.s. court cases. now, sanchez and norwood made their first court appearance on monday. their arraignment was pushed to august 10. if convicted, both men are looking at eight to ten years behind bars. grace. >> thank you, anser hassan in san francisco. in the meantime police in hayward say they hope to make an arrest soon in the disappearance of michelle le. "the examiner" reports that police are narrowing down the pool of suspects. a police lieutenant says an arrest could happen in three weeks or three months. le's family says on their website that "we can only put faith in the hayward pd to solve this case as quickly as they can. ." a soldier from daly city is
among the latest americans killed in afghanistan. the defense department says army sergeant william gross- paniagua was killed sunday. his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. he was planning oncoming home in january. sergeant gross-paniagua was 28. 24 oakland police officers recently laid off could hit the streets again by saturday. the department was able to rehire them thanks to funding set aside in the new budget. a total of 80 officers were laid off last year. the city has seen a significant bump in serious crime so far this year. time now 5:39. some bay area drivers catching a break. why cops are writing fewer tickets. and a scared pup stuck under a car engine for hours. >> awww. >> why fire officials belief it was a good thing. ,,,,,,,,,,,, 3q
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still seeing some cloud cover out there this morning. just like yesterday. but the good news is we are going to get warmer today than the start of the workweek. out the door right now seeing temperatures in the 50s for the most part. seeing some low clouds along the bay and inland. also some patchy fog along the coastline. but by this afternoon, breaking that 90-degree mark in those inland spots so warming it up by a few degrees around the bay seeing temperatures a little cooler but still seeing sunshine. at the coast a few sun breaks, so good news heading out there this afternoon. so warmer weather today and for tomorrow as we see this low slide a little bit to the north and this area of high pressure starts to build in and that's bringing us those few extra degrees of warming for today. extra warming around most of northern california breaking that 100-degree in fresno. 101 as a high. 92 for sacramento. ukiah 94. cooler in eureka only making it
to 62 this today and we are seeing some cloud cover in the picture. yosemite will make it to 91 today. here's your highs in the bay area. 82 for milpitas. 77 in union city. 80 sunnyvale. 85 cupertino and campbell. brentwood 91. 87 san ramon and danville. 91 in oakland. mill valley topping out at 75. 79 in san rafael. 90 for fairfield. 10 degrees warmer in benicia. the warm weather today pretty similar conditions for tomorrow and then thursday, big changes in store. look at the difference between our highs here, dropping down into the low 80s in our warmest spots at that point and we'll warm up modestly for friday, saturday and sunday but just keeping it cooler for the second half of your workweek. that's a look at your forecast. over to gianna now with a look at traffic. >> thank you, kristy. we are tea going to head out to san leandro, where our big hotspot is now.
westbound 580. we are going to try to launch chopper 5 to see what's happening in the area but right now i know that the two right lanes are blocked until further notice. you're going to see slight delays working your way westbound 580 approaching police activity near he is sta dill low. stick to the left there to get past that mess. accident near treasure island was cleared to city streets. extra volume but dose sent speeds heading into san francisco. lower deck roadwork wrapping up in 15 minutes approaching the sky way. various lanes blocked in that area but no major delays. san mateo bridge problem-free. everything clear as you work your way out of hayward heading across the bridge into foster city. once you hit 101, things are looking good. we had an earlier vehicle fire on 101 near hillsdale but that's cleared out of lanes completely and no delays along
the peninsula. roadwork between 37 and atherton hooks like we are clocking in 13 minutes southbound 101 from 37 to 580 as a result. golden gate bridge traffic not too bad into san francisco. back to you. >> thank you. let's check your top stories today. an amber alert out of antioch has been cancelled but police are still looking for a suspect. a 16-year-old who was allegedly abducted during a robbery yesterday is reported to be safe this morning. the bipartisan compromise to raise the nation's debt limit is close to a done deal. the house approved it yesterday evenly and the senate is expected to pass it today. president obama has indicated that he will sign it. a florida judge orders former murder defendant casey anthony back to orlando. she is supposed to serve a year of probation stemming from a check fraud conviction. pg&e is showing signs it
may not finish tests on 152 miles of pipeline by the end of the year. the san francisco-based utility is conducting tests on the natural gas pipeline because they are similar to the one involved in last year's dead think explosion in san bruno. according to the "san francisco chronicle," pg&e had only tested about 17.5 miles through july and determined another 20 miles had previously been tested. the cause of a seven alarm fire near fairfield still under investigation this morning. that fire burned about 60 acres near interstate 80 and 680. the flames were reported at 4 p.m. yesterday and were out by midnight. no injuries and no buildings burned. san francisco police are handing out fewer traffic tickets and one reason not enough traffic officers as there used to be. violations are down about 18% for the first five months of the year officers wrote more
than 52,000 tickets. that's down from 63,000 tickets in the same time period has year. another reason for the decline, red light cameras. >> there's been a cultural change on the red light cameras as a result of the red light cameras because a lot of people are slowing down not racing to go through the yellow which they believe is the yellow but they always go through on the red. >> officers say they are also catching fewer drivers using cell phones while driving. turns out the boss will not be paying for you to drive to work. governor brown vetoed a bill that would require small businesses to subsidize their employee's commute. he said the economy was too shaky still. it was aimed at reducing greenhouse gas and encouraging people to use carpooling or mass transit. a 9-year-old san jose boy is being called a hero this morning. he jumped into a swimming pool on south kylie boulevard yesterday and pulled a 3-year-
old girl out of the deep end. the girl's grandfather was also at the bottom of the pool and a woman got him to the surface. people around the pool pushed on both victims' chests and they were breathing when the fire department arrived. those near drownings happened not far from where a man and his 6-year-old daughter were rescued from a pool last week. the fire department says these incidents are reminders that people who cannot swim should wear flotation devices in the pool. >> amazing. a 9-year-old boy saves them. >> i know. 5:48 now. smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure. how this perfect storm could actually shrink your brain. a deadly salmonella outbreak in 15 states. the mystery health experts are trying to solve. . don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant.
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agriculture officials are ground turkey meat contaminated with salmonella is being blamed for one death and dozens of illnesses. agriculture officials are trying to track down the source of the tainted meat. in addition to the death, 76 people in 26 states have become ill. the centers for disease control say contamination has showed up at four retailers. consumers are urged to cook ground turkey at an internal temperature of 165 degrees. for more of today's health stories, here's randall pinkston. >> reporter: c cholesterol- loweri ng drugs may help prevent strokes in young people. researchers in finland followed more than 200 stroke patients between the ages of 15 and 49. they found that those who took statins on a regular basis eliminated their chances of a second stroke. those who took statins at any time after the first stroke lowered their chances of another episode by 77%. while the study is limited, younger stroke patients should consider take the drug.
smoke, high blood pressure and obesity during middle age could shrink the brain. california researchers looked at more than 1300 middle-aged patients without dementia and found hose who smoked had high blood pressure or were obese developed lesions on the brain and lost brain volume. and here's something we know. some exercise is better than none. a new study in the journal "circulation" shows people who get just 2.5 hours of moderate activity a week lowered the risk of heart disease 14%. people who do less than the minimum recommendation also show improvement. those are some of the day's top medical stories. i'm randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. 5:52. and ford has issued a major recall this morning. it affects more than 1 million full sized pickup trucks. the models include f-150s from 1997 to 2003 and some f-250s and certain lincoln trucks. the auto majorrer says straps securing the gas tank to the
vehicle could rust causing the tank to come loose and drag on the ground. donors managed to save an east bay animal shelter. they raised enough money to keeple valley humane society operating in pleasanton. window for wrote a check for $15,000 to the shelter. they moved into a new facility in may. before the fundraising donations had been down 30% from last year. a pretty amazing dog rescue and it was all caught on tape in miami. this pup stuck for hours and a car engine escaped with the help of firefighters. people nearby say they heard his cries and called 911. the fire officials say it's a good thing he was under the car because he was protected from the hot temperatures. >> oh. >> stay in the shade. [ laughter ] >> poor little guy. where did i go! i just got lost under a car
looking for shade. [ laughter ] the temperatures are going to be warm here. >> they are going to warm up from yesterday. definitely not any heat waves here to worry about but a few degrees will make a lot of people happy looking for warmer weather. so today temperatures actually making it to the low 90s inland. so bumping it up a few degrees from yesterday. around the bay temperatures in the lower 70s. the coast still keeping it cool but we are seeing some sun breaks today. so good news. similar temperatures for wednesday and a big change in store for thursday dropping down to the low 80s inland. we are making a few degrees headway over the next couple of days and through the weekend but cooler for the second half of the workweek. if you are heading to the game tonight arizona taking on san francisco. going to be 64, so a few degrees warmer than last night. mostly clear conditions. that's a look at your forecast and your game forecast. hits go to gianna now with a look at traffic.
>> go, giants. let's jump to the freeways. estudillo slight areas in the area no word as to when the lanes will re-open. altamont pass slowing down, as well. 15 minutes still westbound 580 from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. but we are seeing slightly slower speeds. let's check 580 out of pleasanton towards the dublin interchange. busy lots of volume westbound. no delays as you work your way east. jumping back to our maps if you are headed along the antioch bridge so far, so good. no delays there. but, of course, things get busy, business as usual, westbound around hillcrest, loveridge. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:55. in the next half hour, from the bay to brooklyn, why three local firefighters are riding their bikes across the country. lawmakers give their last push to raise the nation's debt ceiling, the surprise appearance that united both
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. a statewide amber alert is over this morning. the unanswered questions as police say one thing while friends say another. a stunning twist in the bryan stow beating case. the setback for prosecutors plus the most detailed account yet of the attack. good morning, it's tuesday, august 2. i'm elizabeth wenger. frank has the morning off. >> i'm grace lee. kristy seifkin has the weather forecast. >> good morning. it's going to be a beautiful day, plenty of sunshine all over the bay area including
some sun breaks at the coastline and temperatures today bumping up a few degrees. concord making it to 88 today actually going to see 90s today as well and i'll tell you more about that in a bit. but let's go to gianna with traffic. >> thank you. we have been monitoring this trouble spot for at least the last half hour. it's police activity westbound 580 at he estudillo. a missing teen was found safe. sharon chin is in antioch where police have a lot of questions to answer. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are a number of questions about this amber alert even though police say the kidnapping victim was found. in a news release issued after midnight antioch police say a 16-year-old boy who was apparently kidnapped at gunpoint yesterday afternoon is safe. they say hassan amir ford was released and contacted family and frs,