tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS October 8, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PDT
temperature in the 40s. currently we have 44 degrees in santa rosa, upper 40s in pacifica to 47 degrees in napa. a cooler day is slated for this tuesday. your full pinpoint forecast is still straight ahead. >> and checking the roadways right now, here's a live over to the bay bridge toll plaza this morning, we have that upper deck roadwork from the towers east bay. >> welcome back. >> thank you. i feel all rested. >> that will go away very soon. [ laughter ] >> thanks so much. well, salmonella outbreak has sickened hundreds and foster farms isn't issuing a recall. kpix 5's joe vazquez reports, the company is saying people aren't cooking the chicken properly. >> the number is right there. >> reporter: ed of el sobrante says he bought foster farms raw chicken and was about to prepare dinner when he saw a report on kpix 5. he bought the
same chicken with the same serial numbers as the ones making people sick p6317, 6317- a and another one. >> why do they put stuff out with salmonella? >> reporter: the u.s. department of agriculture's food safety and inspection service issued a public health alert saying 278 people got sick with strains of salmonella heidelberg in 18 states predominantly california and that the illnesses are associated with raw chicken products produced by foster farms at three facilities in california. that chicken is still being sold right now. we found it on the shelves at a local grocery store. that's because no recall has been issued. >> i don't know why they are not recalling it. >> reporter: this uc-berkeley professor, dr. lee riley, says you should chick it long enough to kill bacteria but it's the company's responsibility to make sure meat contaminated with salmonella doesn't get out to the public.
could it be a problem at the plant? >> this same thing happened back in the spring of this year, maybe they have something going on at the plant. i don't know. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> foster city put out a statement saying it regrets that people got sick and they are taking new safety precautions and they emphasize that you should cook your chicken thoroughly. a major drug seizure at an east san jose home. as kpix 5 reporter keit do reports, santa clara county sheriff's deputies are still looking for the suspected mastermind of that meth ring. >> reporter: as one deputy said, this is big. this is impressive. i have never seen anything like this before. what is this? >> so this is crystal meth. this is in a very, very pure form. >> reporter: after a two-year investigation, undercover deputies with the santa clara county sheriff's office seized
a stash that would make even breaking bad's highsenberg take notice. more than 90% pure. i have a feeling in walter white were to see this, he would be impressed. [ laughter ] >> reporter: there was so much money deputies had to use the dealer's own cash counter to cut down on police overtime. total amount $825,000. but the grand total for it was $2.3 million with the cash and drugs. >> i think there's more than this in the county. what makes me happy is that we have this here and that our investigators did such a good job to take this amount of drugs off the streets. >> reporter: the one pound packages of meth were triple wrapped in tupperware containers foil and ziplok bags tell tale signs it came from mexico. everything was found just laying out in plain view in the hole of this man, 22-year-old jose almos. he is a high level distributor on the run from the good guys
and the bad guys. >> i'm sure he has someone he buys from. this is a big hit to somebody so it will be interesting. that's why we would like to find him get him in custody. >> reporter: for his sake, he better hope the cops find him first. in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> deputies recovered two loaded guns including one reported stolen by its owner. fire in san jose blamed on illegal wiring used for an illegal marijuana grow operation. it took a half hour to put it out. it damaged eight home at 7th and -- it damaged a home at 7th and st. james. the cooling-off period ends thursday but it appears transit workers won't strike against bart the moment the period ends. not necessarily good news for the long term. as kpix 5 reporter juliette goodrich reports, there is a potential glitch in the negotiations. >> we will be reading a statement. we will not be taking any questions. we do not want to strike. we want that to be made perfectly clear.
>> reporter: two of bart's biggest unions under a gag order but a third union comprised of middle management and train controllers -- >> the contention at the table is tenfold. >> reporter: talked exclusively to kpix 5. they aren't under a gag order but somehow have been out of the spotlight. >> this is horrible! i have never -- i have never been in a situation like this. >> reporter: and the president of afscme local 3393, the smallest union, says they could be the holdout. >> if we don't come to an agreement which we hope we do, we could actually go on strike and the other two unions would honor our line. >> reporter: at issue, safety and equal pay for equal work. >> i cannot believe the media attack the the district has put on their employees. they hate us. >> reporter: do you have to let bart riders know if you strike or could it be down to the wire? >> it could be down to the wire. >> reporter: as for management. >> we'll continue to talk and we'll talk beyond the end of the cooling-off period if necessary. >> reporter: a lot of riders in
my interviews are saying, we're so tired of this. >> yes. >> reporter: why can't they come to an agreement? some of them feel that the workers are getting fair pay now. it's been negotiated. >> well, i don't blame 'em. what they hear on the news, i would want to believe, too. but it's simply not true. >> and we're not on the news slinging mud. >> reporter: juliette goodrich, kpix 5. >> negotiators for bart and the unions are expected to resume talks at 10 a.m. here's a live look at capitol hill as the partial shutdown of the federal government is now in its second week. there's still no sign of an end. republican house speaker john boehner won't allow a vote on a spending bill until the obama administration starts negotiating. boehner says there are not enough house votes to pass the spending bill unless it includes defunding, delays or changes to obamacare. >> my very strong suspicion is there are enough votes there and the reason that speaker boehner hasn't called a vote is because he doesn't apparently want to see the government shut
down end at the moment. >> this morning, the senior white house official said the president would rather default than to sit down and negotiate. really?! >> cbs news has confirmed at least 200 house democrats and 15 republicans would vote to fund the government with no strings attached. that's a few votes shy of the 217 votes needed to pass that bill. it is 4:37 right now. let's get a check on the weather. how's it going to look? >> it's going to be a cooler day but still pretty seasonal for this time of the year. we were a little slow with some of the warmer temperatures. good morning, everybody. let's step outside now and when you look at the numbers, you will see that it's obvious you do need a sweater or a light jacket. 44 degrees at this hour with a clear sky in santa rosa. it is currently 54 in san jose. low 50s tri-valley and mid-40s in throughout napa and sonoma and glen ellen. later today we're talking about
temperatures topping off anywhere from the 60s at the beaches to just 80 degrees in fairfield. that full seven-day forecast is straight ahead. but first, kcbs traffic, here's elizabeth. >> thank you. outside we go. let's take a live look out to the east bay. overnight roadwork could slow you down including up and down the nimitz freeway. that northbound 880 commute like usual. before 5:00 they have several lanes blocked 16th towards embarcadero closer towards the airport, coliseum, everything at the limit. a live look at the golden gate bridge southbound great flow from san rafael into san francisco. that drive time is still in the clear. checking some other bridges, westbound 92 right side of your screen, westbound still only about 13 minutes to take you out of hayward out towards the peninsula. that is your latest kcbs traffic, back to you. a hayward police officer is due in court this afternoon accused of extortion. the 30-year-old did not arrest
the suspect in a prescription drug case allegedly instead used her as an informant. when she said she didn't have anything for him, he asked her for money. the woman gave him $500 but then told police what happened. >> there isn't anything more challenging i would argue than investigating one of our own. and that's exactly what happened. and we jumped right on it. we handled it very quickly. >> aberin is the second one arrested in the past two weeks. richard mccloud is charged of abusing girls at an after- school program in livermore. these are pictures of a woman who held up the patelco credit union on mowry avenue yesterday. they say she demanded cash and walked out with no gun. if you know her, fremont police want to hear from you with any
information. 4:39 now. a problem with an old pipe forced an emergency shutdown of a pipe on the peninsula to prevent another disaster like in san bruno. line 147 runs through the neighborhood in san carlos. the problem is an 83-year-old seam weld there. that type of weld has been a problem in the past and pg&e says it did not know the weld even existed on the pipeline until crews discovered it last november while fixing corrosion on the pipe. >> it was thursday that we were handed this email from pg&e officials which contain a statement suggesting by one of their engineers suggesting that san carlos may be the next san bruno. >> those same welds were in the pipeline in san bruno that blew back in september of 2010. pg&e told us the pipeline in san carlos is safe but it will keep testing that line. gas service in that area has not been affected. time now is 4:40. an armed robber no match for
of hand at saturday's home . general noise ot this an oakland a's fan had to be tased after he got out of hand at saturday's home game. [ yelling ] >> someone in the stand shot this video in oakland. you can see the man in the sweater scuffle with the coliseum security and police, who tased him. >> tase him, tase him! >> ah!! >> that got the man into a position where officers finally got to put the handcuffs on him and remove him. a robbery goes sideways and
50 people are taken hostage. it's known as the good guys standoff. to this day, it's one of the most high-profile hostage takeovers in american hit. one of the survivors tells tony lopez about how she survived. reporter: this is the moment lisa joseph thought she was dead. >> so i just closed my eyes and i was thinking, okay, this is it. >> reporter: it was a feeling the then 22-year-old had more than a few times that day, april 4, 1991. >> begged, pleaded. i pleaded with that gunman to please just let me go. >> reporter: joseph was one of 50 people taken hostage by vietnamese gunmen who stormed the good guys electronics store in south sacramento county. >> once they tied me up, then i just started to panic. >> reporter: panic turned to terror as the gunmen tortured the hostages with twisted mind games for nine hours separating them into two groups. >> then they said, okay, we're
going to play a game. and if it lands on heads, the 20 to the right or killed and if it lands on tails, the 20 to the left are going to be killed. and they got a cone and they flipped it up in the -- coin and they flipped it up in the air, and then right before it landed, he would pick it up and say well, that one didn't count. >> reporter: television cameras rolled as the hostage takers opened fire. three hostages were killed. fearing she was next, lisa remembers being tempted to force her way to freedom. >> and then i was thinking, let me just take a run for this. but then he had that big gun and i was thinking, he is going to shoot me. i'm not going to make this. >> reporter: she didn't have to run thanks to a sharpshooter's aim. >> i heard american voices saying, we've got some more over here. and then they were pushing us and we were all tied up. and like on top of each other. >> reporter: but they were out. no longer held hostage. three of the four gunmen were killed. >> i just remember when i got
untied, i was looking at my hands and i was like just in a state of amazement that i was alive. >> reporter: in sacramento, tony lopez for kpix 5. >> the hostage-takers also made some pretty outlandish demands during the entire ordeal including being taken to thailand, a 50-troop military helicopter, and ancient ginseng root. 4:46. a would-be robber learns you don't mess with a man who is wielding a machete. take a close look at this surveillance video. this is from a new york deli. a man wearing a mask walks in pulls out a gun, demands money from the clerk. the employee pulled out a large machete from under the counter and chases that suspect out of the store. >> oh, my. >> it's probably best to comply with his demands and give the money up rather than take your chances, which, you know, in this case the clerk was very lucky. >> the suspect actually fired one shot into the wall.
he did get away empty-handed. i imagine he won't be going back in there for a while. >> police always say don't fight back. he was lucky. >> empty-handed? because of the machete or -- >> no cash. [ laughter ] >> okay. yesterday panned out to be a a relatively mild day. we had temperatures slightly above normal so san francisco, 76 degrees. the average high is 70 degrees. today you're going to notice that little cooldown continuing gradually day by day. good morning, everyone. let's head on out the door right now. along the coast we have a few clouds, 49 degrees. yes. you need a light jacket or sweater. clear skies bayside and into our inland areas into the 50s. now later today, you can plan on 62 at the beaches, a cooler day, 70 bayside to 80 degrees inland. down from 85 experienced yesterday in napa, down from 83. experienced throughout the tri- valley. so we have high pressure still in control but this area of low pressure upstream continues to move closer and closer. it's really going to take an
inside track right there. and that will produce a slight chance of rain showers into throughout the high sierra later on tonight. otherwise, clear skies in fresno at 83 degrees. monterey bay in the mid-60s. your forecast for this tuesday, 68 degrees in san francisco to 79 degrees in livermore, 70s san jose. a chance of a sprinkle or two on wednesday, a dry weather pattern otherwise. elizabeth has traffic. >> that's right. outside we go. we'll take a live look near the we have roadwork this morning, just the usual stuff counter- commute eastbound 580 hopyard to isabel. if you are traveling to pleasanton great from the altamont pass. that's right, the drive time is still in the green 14 minutes or so between the wind turbines and 680. checking westbound highway 4, also looking good. pretty much moving at the speed limit from the antioch bridge to 242 in concord. bart we also checked in with
them this morning and they right now have more than 25 trains on time. so we'll take another live look outside at some of your bridges. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. there is some more roadwork approaching the tower all the way into san francisco but a lot of this overnight roadwork is going to be picked up in the next 10 or 15 minutes. so once again, no delay approaching the pay gates and you're cruising all the way towards the city. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. asian shares rose this morning despite continuing concerns about the partial u.s. government shutdown which is now in its 8th day. cbs moneywatch reporter alexis christoforous has more. >> reporter: earnings season gets under way today on wall street. the aluminum company alcoa is the first dow stop to release earnings. we hear from the owner of kfc, pizza hut and taco bell. the ongoing gridlock in washington continues to drag stocks down. the dow industrials fell 136
points to close below 15,000. the nasdaq lost 37. consumer borrowing jumped to a record $3 trillion in august as americans took out more loans for cars and college. but for the third month in a row, americans held back on their credit card use. economists say it's a sign that consumers are still cautious about their spending. bernard madoff's secretary is headed to trial today along with four other former employees of the now disgraced financier. madoff has always insisted he acted alone and is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence for orchestrating a multi-billion-dollar ponzi scheme. prosecutors will try to prove these five former employees not only helped cover up the fraud, but benefited from it. >> three big box retailers are in an iphone price war. walmart is selling the 5c model for $45 after best buy and radioshack announced they would sell the smartphones for 50 bucks. about half the suggested retail price. that's your moneywatch.
as k-p-i-x five's ken basti reports... delta airlines is tight airport security checkpoints apparently no match for a 9-year-old boy. as kpix 5's ken bastida reports, delta airlines is now reviewing its procedures after the kid got on a flight to las vegas without a ticket. reporter: airport officials say the 9-year-old made two trips to the terminal. last wednesday, he took the
train to the airport, lifted a stranger's suit case from the baggage carousel, and took it
with him to the "hot dish" restaurant. he had lunch, dropped the bag and skipped out on the check after telling the waitress he was just going to the bathroom. after that, officials say he went home. but surveillance cameras picked him up again the next day being screened at the tsa airport checkpoint. steps away, delta flight 1651 to vegas was boarding. airport officials tell cbs news, the surveillance video shows the boy without a boarding pass, darting past a distracted agent and on to the plane. a security consultant for several major airlines says the situation is not unimaginable. >> you see a 9-year-old child who doesn't look like he is lost doesn't look like he is upset, you tend to assume that
he is with somebody that would be required to put him on board an airplane. >> reporter: the flight was halfway to las vegas when the crew realized the boy was not
on their list of unaccompanied minors. they called vegas police, who met the flight and took him into custody. ken bastida, kpix 5. >> the tsa says the boy was properly screened but it's now looking into whether a different sort of barrier might prevent another stowaway incident. well, a surfer attacked by a shark says the great white just came out of nowhere. you can see the bite marks left behind on jay scrivner's surfboard. the shark also bit his thigh. the 45-year-old says it happened while he paddled in a familiar spot up in humboldt county on sunday. he says he remembers trying to punch the shark and missing. but the shark turned away. fellow surface ran to help -- fellow surfers ran to help him. >> everyone was sprinting to the water. the primary concern at that point was stabilizing him, getting emergency vehicles out there and getting him to the hospital. >> signs were put up to warn surfers. another surfer survived a shark attack in the same area last
year. 4:55. coming up hundreds of people are sick because of a certain brand of chicken. why is it on certain bay area store shelves? >> reporter: transit agencies are already telling bay area commuters to be prepared for another bart strike. we'll tell you the promising signs that show a deal may be closer than you think. , ,, [ marco ] i'm a student at devry university. and this is my home team. this is my large lecture hall. this is my professor. and also my coach. this is my booster club.
i don't see how it happened in the first place, why -- why can they put stuff out that has salmonella? >> it's a salmonella outbreak involving one of the most popular brands of chicken and foster farms isn't issuing a recall. >> this is crystal meth. this is in a very, very pure form. >> undercover deputies make a big bust seizing a drug stash worth more than $2 million. but the suspect behind it all is still missing. >> we do not want to strike. we want that to be made perfectly clear. >> there probably won't be a bart strike on friday the day after that cooling-off period ends. but that doesn't mean bart and the unions are anywhere closer to a deal. >> it's not just the shutdown that the two sides are debating. the government is expected to run out of money to pay its bills on october 17th unless congress votes to raise the country's debt limit. >> from across the bay to
around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org >> that one is gone! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's tuesday, october 8. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on your tuesday. and first check of weather, roberta is in for lawrence and it looks pretty good. >> one of the coolest mornings, however, so far this autumn season. good morning, everybody, we have dipped all the way to 43 degrees at this hour in santa rosa. otherwise, mid-40s in napa, sonoma. upper 40s in pacifica, low 50s in the tri-valley. you want to compare today to yesterday? the cooling trend continues. we were at 76 degrees in san francisco on monday. today we're talking about 68 degrees, a couple of degrees below average. livermore slides from 87 to 79 degrees. you will feel the difference there. santa rosa down to the mid-70s. a chance of sprinkles in your wednesday forecast. otis