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yesterday. that was pretty exciting. today we still have a chance of a few more scattered showers. we'll have more coming up. >> do i look like i got caught in a windstorm? >> you look great! >> get a breath through this. [ laughter ] >> it was a blowdryer, yeah. let's go out live towards the bay bridge toll plaza. there are some overnight -- there is some overnight roadwork so several lanes are blocked heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza but obviously still early so we'll show you what's going on in the rest of your morning commute coming up. >> lawrence and i give you two thumbs up. >> it looks good. thanks so much, elizabeth. we have developing news now. an incredible story out of ohio where three young women have been found alive a decade after they were reported missing. cbs news reporter susan mcginnis has more on their ordeal and the arrest of three brothers in the case. reporter: fbi investigators worked through the night searching this cleveland home where three women were allegedly held hostage for
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about a decade. >> help me, i'm amanda berry. >> reporter: 26-year-old amanda berry missing since 2003 escaped from the house early monday evening and called 911. >> i have been kidnapped and i have been missing for 10 years and i'm here. i'm fine now. >> reporter: charles ramsey heard berry's cries for help and kicked in the door to set her free. >> she climbed out with her daughter. she went to my house. we called 911. >> reporter: also inside, gina dejesus who was 14 when she went missing and michelle knight, who disappeared in 2002 at the age of 20. all three were rushed to the hospital where their families were waiting for them. >> she knew who we were. and she knew we were looking for her all this time. >> reporter: amanda berry's sister met her 6-year-old niece for the first time. >> just telling me she's okay. and she got a daughter. >> reporter: outside, crowds joined with the hospital staff
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to celebrate. >> we love you, amanda! whoo! [ applause ] >> this is really great because this isn't the ending we usually hear to these stories. >> reporter: police say the women had likely been tied up during their years of captivity. >> remember, this is over a 10- year period. so we have a lot of investigative work to do. >> reporter: the 52-year-old homeowner and two of his brothers are now behind bars. authorities plan to file charges in the next few days. susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> a grocery store owner julio castro told the "associated press" the homeowner arrested is his nephew who worked as a schoolbus driver. and this case is an obvious reminder of the jaycee dugard kidnapping. phillip and nancy garrido kidnapped her as she walked to a bus stop near south lake tahoe on the morning of june 10, 1991. on august 26th, 2009, more than 18 years later, phillip garrido brought dugard and their two daughters to a parole officer and dugard revealed her identity. both people pleaded guilty and
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they are serving life sentences. 4:32. it could be weeks before we learn what caused saturday's deadly limousine fire. the chp says there will be no quick answers. five women were killed in the fire on the san mateo bridge. four others were injured. the chp says the limo was only supposed to carry eight passengers. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is at the bridge this morning with more information about the victims of that fire. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these friends were brought together by their careers in nursing. the group was having a girls night out to celebrate a bridal shower. five of them died, four were injured when their limo burst into flames saturday night. this video taken by a witness driving by shows flames shooting off the back and what looks to be the survivors then standing on the side of the san mateo bridge. we now know that the limo was overloaded. it was authorized to carry eight passengers, but there were nine inside. we're also learning more about
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the victims. these are four of the five women who were trapped and died inside the limo. the bride, neriza fojas. and her friends, michelle estrera who she worked with in fresno. anna al can tarot of san lorenzo and jenny balon of dublin. a fifth unidentified woman was also found in the burned-out car. kpix 5 stopped by the home of jenny balon yesterday where she was being remembered by her husband john for the way she loved her family. she leaves behind a 2-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter, who are having a hard time understanding their mom is not coming home. >> mommy's happy now. she's already in heaven because she believes is jesus christ as her savior and she goes to heaven now and she's happy now so we should be happy for her. >> reporter: her husband says she was looking forward to her first limo ride with friends from the fruitvale health center. relatives found comfort by
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holding prayer sessions in her home. the balons moved to dublin from the philippines five years ago and this summer, they were planning to return to celebrate jenny's 40th birthday. that party will now be a memorial with family and friends. live in foster city, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> thank you. four women did survive. jasmine deguia is in serious condition at the valley medical center. mary grace guardiano and and aamalia loyola are in critical condition. >> the limo driver heard the word smoke and thought the passenger was asking if she could smoke a cigarette. >> i said we only have four more minutes and the boss doesn't allow us to smoke in the limo. about 30 seconds passed and she knocks again and i look back, you know, this time i'm -- i'm
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kind of concerned. i smell smoke. i look back. and i just saw the grief, the anguish -- the grief on her face. >> the driver said he thought at the time that it smelled like an electrical fire. it took foster city firefighters 11 minutes and 50 seconds to reach the scene. the reason, they had to start up going eastbound on the bridge, two miles later reversing direction at the emergency turnaround and doubling back to the fire. a giant sinkhole has an intersection closed in san francisco's richmond district. 5 p.m. yesterday a portion of the road gave way in the middle of second avenue and lake street right after a car ran over it. the city's puc believes the cause was a break-in. an old 21" sewer pipe. the hole is 15 feet long and 15 feet deep. the road will be closed until they get that hole fixed so lucky nobody went down in it. >> no kidding. let's get another check on the weather. you said the thunderstorms were coming and i saw the dark clouds roll into the city
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yesterday. >> yeah. it was really interesting. by noon it really started to get gray and dark outside and showers began to show up. today we have a lot of clouds out there early on, chances of showers and thunderstorms on the way. hi-def doppler radar is showing you, we have mostly dry conditions right now. a few showers still left over in the central valley but quiet right now. but as the moisture moves onshore, we get a little heating, there's a chance we could see a few more pop-up showers. the core of the low is expected to pass south of the bay area. here it looks interesting for this time of year sagging to the south and moving on through. as it does, it will bring with it more clouds today and at least a chance of a few more showers outside. so be prepared for that. out the door right now we have a lot of clouds at this time. fairly dry though. 58 degrees in oakland. 50 in santa rosa and 56 degrees in san jose. by the afternoon, looking at very similar temperatures. maybe some low to mid-70s inland, 60s and 70s inside the bay and 60s at the coastline. there is a warmup on the horizon. we are going to talk about that in a moment. right now, let's check the
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roads with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we are not seeing our usual roadwork at least coming into san francisco across the golden gate bridge. so looks like lower lanes opened to southbound traffic there heading from marin county into san francisco. traveling the nimitz, this is a live look at the east bay, 880 in oakland. looks something like this as you pass the coliseum. no major delays this morning from the coliseum up towards those downtown oakland exits. in the south bay we're following breaking news. sounds like a robbery that led to a police chase. that intersection at yerba buena and silver creek roads are blocked. sounds like the suspect may have crashed in the area and there are a lot of police on the scene. we are sending a reporter and we'll have a live update shortly. in the meantime, avoid yerba buena and silver creek. outside, here's a live look at the silicon valley ride westbound 237. crewing along, leaving milpitas towards sunnyvale. that is your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. investigators believe they are getting closer to tracking
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down the killer of an 8-year- old girl in calaveras county. leila fowler was found stabbed 10 days ago at her home in the community of valley spring. since then, investigators have knocked doesn't doors of more than 300 homes. yesterday, fbi crime dogs searched the area around the home. >> we did get some evidence analysis results back yesterday. and it was a positive result, and it's one step closer to getting somebody into custody. >> dive teams have been searching area ponds for evidence. investigators say that is procedure, and there was no tip that led them to the pond. the california agency investigating the deadly san bruno blase's pg&e should pay $2.25 billion for its negligence. the penalty would be the largest ever assessed by a state regulator. california public utilities commission recommends pg&e shareholders shoulder it. the blast in san bruno killed 8 people, destroyed 38 homes. the judge will make the final
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decision later this year. caltrans is listening for problems on the new bay bridge span. it has 10 what are called acoustic emissions sensors on some of the steel rods that are in question on the bridge right now. the "contra costa times" reports the rods are quiet. that's an indication that they're not breaking as the other rods have. santa clara is closing in on the goal line to host the 2016 super bowl in the bay area. a regional committee makes its final bid to the nfl today. "super bowl l" would be played at the 49ers new stadium now under construction in santa clara. later this month the committee will go to boston to make a presentation to team owners. the bay area's bid got a big boost last week when miami's lawmakers killed plans to upgrade dolphins stadium to host of the event. the benefits from hosting the big game are significant. take a look. an economic impact report from the last super bowl in new orleans found that it created
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more than 5,000 jobs. employees earned $154 million. and millions of dollars in taxes were collected. total impact, nearly half a billion dollars. restaurant owners near the new stadium are optimistic. >> the amount of people that just flood the area is going to mean at least a 200, 300% increase in sales. >> the mayors of san francisco and santa clara say they are confident they will win over the nfl owners. >> bring it on. 4:41. it's called the liberator. you will see how well the first 3-d gun works. >> plus, changes to airport security at sfo. why some passengers will no longer have to take off their shoes. >> it's the first robbers regret. the suspect's bizarre behavior when a customer walks in. it's coming your way.
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camera in china. the man enters a store, attacks a c at knife point and demands money. that' in.
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a strange robbery caught on camera in china a man entered a store, attacked a clerk at knifepoint and demanded money. a customer walked in. the robber dropped the knife and stood in silence without running away until police arrived. then he was arrested. >> off to jail. 4:44 now. the death toll has now passed 700 in the wake of the building collapse in bangladesh. workers continue to pull bodies out of the rubble of the factory building. investigators say the building owner illegally added three more floors and allowed garment factories to allow heavy machinery and generators. he is now facing charges. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in russia this morning. he is trying to convince that country's president vladimir putin to take a tougher stance on syria. complicating matters are israel's recent air strikes on syrian targets. putin is an ally of the syrian president whose government is accused of using chemical weapons on anti-government rebels. in the philippines, four german climbers and a guide are
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dead after a volcano erupts. it was 200 miles southeast of manila. it sent a cloud of ash and rock into the sky this morning. 7 other climbers were injured. 4:45. we'll get another check on the weather. >> yeah. let's bring in the big guy and find out. windy. we had a thundershower. >> we had some thunderstorms yesterday. what did you want to tell me? did you want to say something? >> what? >> i was just curious. >> i said, wake up. i don't know. >> thank you very much. [ laughter ] >> a little smack going on here during the -- [ laughter ] >> we're still tired from the warriors game last night. what an exciting game. around the bay area, we have a lot of clouds rolling through and chance of a few more showers coming our way today. otherwise, things are settling down as it looks like high pressure is going to sneak in toward the end of the week. right now hi-def doppler showing you it is quiet outside. but that could change as we have a low spinning around and that is likely to slide slowly onshore throughout the day today. so a few clouds out there right
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now. temperatures in the 50s and the 60s. by the afternoon, still a chance we could squeeze out a few more showers over the mountaintops. the temperatures will be very similar to yesterday. 60s at the coastline, 60s and 70s inside the bay and low to mid-70s in some of the valleys. so here it is. it's been camped out along the coastline over the last couple of days, but this low finally going to track just south of the bay area. but it may spin up a few more showers as we head throughout the day today. so maybe some lingering showers early on. then things begin to taper off. computer models picking up on it showing a few passing clouds and then pop-up showers mainly over the mountaintops and those mainly in the south bay. throughout the evening hours, things begin to settle down and as we look toward tomorrow, we are going to start to dry out with the exception of maybe some coastal drizzle. temperatures in the central valley let's look at 70s there with a chance of showers a few more showers into the high country as well about 48 degrees, cool in lake tahoe. and around the bay today, we'll find some low 70s in milpitas, 73 in san jose, and about 70 in fremont, 71 in hayward, east
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bay temperatures running up into the low to mid-70s. and as you get inside the bay those temperatures running into the 60s and the low 70s too. next couple of days, we'll begin to dry out around the bay area. high pressure going to start to sneak back in. temperatures warming up on friday, maybe some 80s as we look toward the weekend. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. unfortunately we are heating up in traffic. we have a couple of different things going on. the biggest issue is actually coming into sunol. southbound 680 approaching sunol we have a traffic alert, a stall, engine fire, now sounds like a multi-vehicle crash. several cars may have hit the stall and now it's a bigger deal. they have two left lanes blocked. so expect delays at least in the southbound direction approaching sunol boulevard. also we mentioned this at the top of the hour. police chase, crash, approaching yerba buena and silver creek. that intersection may be blocked. a lot of police cars are on scene. we are sending a reporter there so we'll let you know what's going on in the next few
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minutes. i want to take you towards westbound 580. this is usually one of our first slow spots around this time of the morning. some of the green sensors turn to yellow showing some brake lights and speeds below 40 miles per hour. but right now, you can really beat the rush heading out of tracy over the altamont pass and the livermore valley. 18 minutes to take you towards the dublin interchange. so really no big delays at all towards pleasanton and bart, all trains are off to a great start everything running on time. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. no issues on the flat section over the high-rise heading out of hayward. similar story in the eastbound lanes of 92 and at the bay bridge, overnight roadwork expecting to pick it up about 5:00 this morning. toll lanes blocked and overall as you can see no delays getting into san francisco. that's traffic. back to you guys. relatives of the boston marathon bombing suspects are still looking for a burial site for tamerlin tsarnaev.
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now his mother wants his body to be returned to russia. a funeral director in massachusetts says he can't find a local cemetery willing to provide a burial site for the older tsarnaev brother. a college friend of surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is now free on $100,000 bond. yesterday, a judge in boston sent robel phillipos home with an electronic monitoring bracelet. he is accused of lying to investigators about visiting johar's dorm room and removing a backpack and laptop belonging to tsarnaev. phillipos could face up to 8 years in prison and quarter million dollars in fines if convicted. 4:49 now. it's a new twist in the debate over gun control. it calls for a ban on plastic guns that fire real bullets. a texas group called defense distributed says it successfully test-fired the first plastic gun assembled with parts from a 3-d printer. the gun is called the liberator. it's completely legal under the
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current law and because it's plastic, it can get through metal detectors. >> a felon, a terrorist, can make a gun in the comfort of his home, not even leaving his home and do terrible damage with it. >> senator schumer and another new york congressman are pushing legislation now to extend a ban on the manufacture of guns that can slip past metal detectors. the ban is set to expire later this year and it does not include 3-d guns. a criminology experiment got too real at santa clara's mission college when a cardboard gun was mistaken for the real deal yesterday. a student panicked, called 911 to report a person with a gun yesterday. the college went into lockdown for 45 minutes until police located the student and that cardboard gun. another record fell on wall street yesterday. the s&p 500 added three points to reach a record high. the dow fell 5 points while the nasdaq gained 14. trading was lighter than usual.
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general motors is recalling nearly 40,000 cars over battery issues that could spark a fire. 2012 and 2013 chevy malibu ecos, buick lacrossees and regals with the e-assist hybrid system are affected. gm reports two trunk fires. no one has been injured. websites for small banks and credit unions may go offline today. "usa today" reports the hacker group "anonymous" has named 130 institutions it plans to target. some federal agencies are also threatened. experts say it's a real threat but also say these type of attacks are not always successful. faster security screening now for international travelers out of sfo. up to now expedited screening was only for domestic travel but now they are allowing some international flyers to enroll in the precheck program. they are allowed to keep shoes, outerwear and belts on and keep
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laptops in their cases. coming up, how working out and sleep could determine your risk for two forms of cancer. >> results for health food from two studies. coming up. >> we had to stop at a gas station first. >> the unexpected delivery. the chain reaction that had a father-to-be pulling into a sam's club parking lot telling his wife to push. ,, ,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] the one for all.
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approaching andrade road with slight location change, several of the left lanes are blocked. this is a major injury crash that could be out there for a while. we'll have this and the rest of your morning commute coming up,. in this morning's healthwatch, men who have trouble sleeping may be at greater risk for prostate cancer. researchers in iceland asked more than 2,000 men over the age of 67 about their sleeping patterns and they found males who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep were twice as likely to develop the disease. prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for men in the united states. studies have shown that physical activity can reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer. but researchers from the university of the minnesota wanted to know why. they studied nearly 400 women showing aerobic exercise changes the way estrogen breaks down producing more of a good molecule known to lower the risk of breast cancer.
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fast-food restaurants have modestly improved nutritional quality. researchers analyzed data from menus of eight restaurants including mcdonald's, burger king and kentucky fried chicken and based on the healthy eating index the overall quality improved by 2 points. kfc saw the most improvement with a nine-point increase. researchers say more than 25% of american adults eat fast food two or more times a week. i'm hungry. >> yeah. that's a lot, though, twice a week? >> yeah. speaking of food, some bay area restaurants are honored with the james beard award. they are handed out in new york. the best new restaurant is state bird provisions here in san francisco. danny of mission chinese food in san francisco and new york received rising star chef honors and san francisco chef and restaurateur cecilia chang received a lifetime achievement award so congrats to them. a proud papa delivers his own child at a parking lot at a sam's club in sacramento. he says his wife went into
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labor but on their way to the hospital, they had to stop for gas. and they also had to wait for a couple of trains to pass by. suddenly it was too late and they had no choice but to pull over and deliver the baby in the parking lot. baby safe though, mom safe. they're doing well. >> baby's name is sam. >> i mean, if your wife is pregnant, about to give birth, always have gas on the car. >> you sound like this has happened before. >> no, just saying. it is 4:57. coming up, what are the odds that "super bowl l" is coming to the bay area? >> san francisco mayor ed lee weighs in. plus -- >> help me, i'm amanda berry. >> three women missing for 10 years finally found alive. and how a neighbor helped lead police to the home where they were all being held. coming up. >> reporter: we're learning more about the women who died in a limo fire over the weekend. these were mothers, wives and nurses. you will hear from one of their husbands coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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years, but i'm here, i m fr" developing news. gone for y - and found alive. hear how three girls, kidnapped a i have been missing for 10 years and i'm here, i'm free now. >> developing news. gone for years, and found alive. hear how three girls kidnapped a decade ago were just rescued. we're learning more about women who died in a limousine over the weekend some leaving behind young children. we'll hear from some family members coming up. >> lingering clouds, a chance we could see a few more showers. but a warmup is on the horizon. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and sadly, we just confirmed with the chp this is a fatal accident on the southbound 680 coming into sunol. what lanes are open and blocked, we'll have more about this and alternates coming up. good morning, it's tuesday, may 7. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. they are free this morning fo


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