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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald widespread devastation after deadly tornadoes flatten neighborhoods in the midwest and now the rebuilding begins. good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. here's one of the tornadoes caught on tape as it was ripping through towns destroying anything in its path. two more bodies were found in the last few hours. now at least eight people are confirmed dead after dozens of these twisters touched down and
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more than 400 homes completely flattened. cbs reporter ko im joins us from washington, illinois. >> reporter: and what you see behind me is just a glimpse of what this unusual late season storm was able to unleash in this small town, blocks and blocks and debris and damage. streets being patroled in a sprawling neighborhood in washington, illinois. the twister ripped through the town wiping out hundreds of homes. >> oh, my god, this thing is huge. >> reporter: the national weather service says dozens of twisters touched down across the midwest sunday leaving behind destruction in at least 12 states. illinois was hit hardest. jeff lehman was outside and barely got to safety. >> in a matter of seconds you turn around and it was right on top of us. we hustled into the house. >> this is incredible! >> reporter: in peoria, illinois, twisters flipped vehicles and ripped through homes. >> i'm really amazed that we made it out. >> reporter: josh cannon and his band were driving to a show
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when a twister picked up their vehicle and spun it around. >> our car just moved three times and the tires kept coming off and the ground and glass implode and shatters. we catch our breath and we go, none of us are seriously injured. >> reporter: cannon is one of the lucky ones. crews are surveying damage and looking for more victims. the search continues for anyone who may be still crapped under rubble as surveyors continue to look at the damage across the midwest. reporting in washington, illinois, ko im, back to you. >> what are governments doing to help those people who lost everything? >> reporter: well, we actually saw the mayor of washington, illinois and the governor of illinois leave this parking lot of the auto shop and go survey the damage. they're amazed at the survival stories and just surveying the damage with the weathercasters.
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frank, michelle? >> ko im live in washington, illinois, thank you. and that system is still causing some problems. let's check in with lawrence, tracking the storm. >> this storm system more like a spring outbreak of thunderstorms and tornadoes. check it out. we roll the doppler back a few hours, you can see that serious line of thunderstorms from the great lakes down into missouri working across finally toward the east coast. now, looks like most of that is pulling off the coastline still some rain falling in parts of nova scotia but you can see on the back side of the storm system, okay, this is what's unusual. you get these storm systems moving through tilt of year so not only did they lose their home but now you have all that cold air that's settling into place and, of course, many homes are gone. those people have no place to go. we'll have local weather coming up. >> thank you. breaking news at noon. george zimmerman is arrested in florida. the seminole county sheriff's office says deputies were called to a disturbance at a
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home near orlando today. zimmerman was then taken into custody. it's not clear what charges he may face. early whyer this year he was found -- earlier this year he was found not guilty earlier in the shooting death of trayvon martin. u.s. stock market hit two major milestones today. the dow jones topped 16,000 for the first time and the s&p rose past 1800. so a very good day for the stock market. let's take a look at the big board now see how it's doing. last check, it was below so it's teetering on that point but right now it's below 16,000 at 15993. and nasa launched its newest robotics scout to mars. >> ignition and liftoff of the atlas 5 with maven, looking for clues about mars. >> maven launched from cape canaveral, florida a little more than an hour ago. this will be nasa's 21st mission to mars.
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maven will examine the atmosphere during its year-long mission. scientists hope to understand how the planet became cold and dry. relief efforts to the philippines are slowly picking up after that deadly typhoon that leveled the island 10 days ago. 4,000 are dead. there may be more bodies found if the debris. the united states is sending $10 million to allow military ships and transport planes to deliver more food water and medicine to the area. u.s. navy helicopters are delivering aid to remote areas where people have gone for days now with very little food and water. folks here in the bay area have been very generous trying to help people displaced by the typhoon. one of the biggest local events was held yesterday in san jose. the national federation of filipino-americans association held a drive at the north side community center. you see all the goods. volunteers collected food, clothes and other items to ship to the philippines.
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>> we are trying to organize the community for the big tragic event that happened to our community's home country. >> congressman mike honda of campbell brought out a box of shirts to donate. the latest figures show more than 4 million survivors of the typhoon have been displaced. a horrific accident on interstate 880 in oakland tied up traffic for more than 4 hours during the morning commute. the crash happened overnight at the oak street exit. chp says a bmw was driving at speeds up to 100 miles per hour in the northbound direction. the car lost control and hit the center divide, flipped several times and then landed on a honda crv in the southbound lanes. pieces from the cars covered the road. drivers of both cars were killed. bart and its unions are at odds again over what bart is saying is a multi-million dollar mistake in the contract. but the unions say it's not a mistake. cate caugiran joins us from bart headquarters, where there's a meeting today.
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but it's not what we think it is. cate. >> reporter: michelle, yes, there is a meeting here at bart headquarters but the unions made it clear it is not about bargaining. in fact, as far as we know, there are no scheduled meetings between bart and its unions. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: it's a mistake that could cost millions. commuters say this will end up costing them a headache. >> the bart board and the people that are looking at this stuff, that's their jobs. they say people make mistakes? people get fired for mistakes like that. i mean, this is just crazy. >> reporter: the latest battle so far a provision that allows bart employees to take six weeks of paid family leave. a provision management says will set the transit agency back $44 million over four years. >> some miscommunications and misunderstandings between the staff and contracted parties resulted in this inadvertently being typed in. >> reporter: the unions have a different story saying the provision was meant to be in
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the contract and will cost closer to $5 million. >> it speaks of the bad faith bargaining they have been doing from the onset. >> reporter: what's next? no one knows. this morning we spoke with a bart board of directors member over the phone. he says there are no bargaining talks scheduled today but this is what told phil matier sunday morning. >> reporter: monday negotiations start again. thursday you folks decide one way or another what it is you're going to do and we take it from there? >> in effect. >> reporter: unions say the only meeting they have on the schedule is to look over costs not contracts and in fact, the unions haven't given indication they plan to meet with bart management. the only thing that is clear is workers are angry. >> we are absolutely disappointed, disgusted and put off by the board's actions. >> reporter: according to information posted by the director on the website if the
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two sides don't come to the bargaining table the way to force them to is to vote down the agreement and things will get messy. live in oakland, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> bart's board of supervisors plans on meeting thursday to decide the next step. more news around the bay now. san francisco police are searching for a killer. two women shot inside a car in a parking lot at 6th and jesse streets. that's in the south of market neighborhood. it has around 2 a.m. yesterday morning. one of the women was killed. the victim's name hasn't been released. today marks 35 years since the jonestown massacre in guyana in 1798. cult leader jim jones convinced more than 500 followers to drink poison. a ceremony began at 11:00 this morning at oakland's evergreen cemetery to remember those who died. the victims were members of a cult with roots in san francisco. palo alto expected to consider expanding its outdoor smoking ban when the city
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council meets tonight. earlier this year, smoking was banned in parks and within 25 feet of building entrances. now some he city council members want to include the downtown area and california avenue, as well. they say extending it would reduce secondhand smoke and litter. visitors have to appreciate the iconic coit tower from afar for a while. it's getting much-needed work done. over the next five months, crews will fix cracks, windows and put in protective barriers. artists will also touch up the tower's art-deco frescos. >> with the works of art it's also become a museum and that's really what in part has motivated us to push the city harder to treat it like a museum. >> the 210-foot tower was built in 1933 from money donated to the city by lily hitchcock coit. 50 people are killed when a landing attempt at a russian airport goes wrong. what is to blame for the deadly accident? >> toronto's disgraced mayor
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is facing another setback. for the first time, rob ford is explaining his refusal to enter drug treatment. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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all 50 people on board a boeing 737 were killed when it went down about 450 miles east of moscow yesterday. cell phone video shows the crash. the pilot was making a second landing attempt when the plane lost altitude, hit the runway and caught fire. colorado investigators are trying to figure out what caused a gas leak that killed two people at a mine. a coroner says it appears the
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employees of the mine died of carbon monoxide poisoning. 20 others were injured. investigators have ruled out explosion and mine collapse as the causes of leak. toronto's mayor rob ford still refuses to step down so the city council is taking matters into their own hands meeting to strip ford of most of his powers including his office budget and removing his staff. he admitted to excessive drinking and crack cocaine use but says he doesn't need rehab. >> i'm not an addict. i'm not an alcoholic. i'm not a drug addict. >> in the city council votes to take away ford's powers today the deputy mayor would be the acting mayor until the 2014 election. san francisco's hot real estate market could be pushing people out of their homes. political analyst melissa griffin-caen with more on eviction notice left side are handing out and the fight to stop them. >> reporter: the number of "ellis act" evictions in san
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francisco is the highest it's been since 2008. the "ellis act" allows left- hand side to evict their tenants to go out of the business of renting apartments. reportedly, landlords are increasingly using the "ellis act" to evict people so they can switch from renting units to selling them because the real estate market in san francisco is so lucrative right now. local leaders including mayor lee are promising to try and stop the evictions. the thing is, local politicians can't really do anything. the "ellis act" is a state law so any changes need to happen on the state level. and that's where the problem is. folks in other parts of the state don't see an immediate need to limit the rights of property owners. getting them to vote for the "ellis act" will be a challenge and will take time. so while you will hear about this from the mayor and local candidates for office in the coming months, don't expect immediate change. for kpix 5, i'm melissa griffin- caen. >> find more of melissa's segments on lawrence you were batting
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1,000 since last april. [ laughter ] >> hardly any rain but finally a cold front knocking on the door. high clouds in the sky and it may rain soon. our hi-def doppler radar is continuing to scan your skies looking for some rain. can't find any just yet but i think we'll see that in the next 12 to 18 hours. a few showers will be showing up around the bay area. already beginning to see some clouds gathering now though. they will be thickening up throughout the afternoon. temperatures staying cool now mainly in the 40s. we have 56 degrees in san francisco. 57 in san jose. and 53 degrees in oakland. i think as we head throughout the day you will see clouds continuing to gather. the cool temperatures already in place. then tonight, cloudy night possibility of some sprinkles before midnight. then rain tonight and tomorrow morning showers arrive and it looks like a wet commute. here we go. you have a cold front as high pressure begins to move out of the way and this front is going to bring much-needed rain to
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the bay area and it looks like it's going to stick around so get out the umbrella. you haven't had to use that a while but you may need it for a couple of days as the system moves through. let's time it out. the clouds already beginning to move across our skies now. they will begin thickening up and after midnight we'll see rainfall most of that in the morning north of the golden gate bridge. then throughout the day some of that sagging further to the south. and then keeping things unsettled right through wednesday too. so a couple of days of showers, how about rainfall totals? well, probably going to see upwards of an inch of rainfall in the north bay and half inch along the peninsula and .25" into the south bay and santa cruz mountains a half inch there, as well. temperatures for today should stay dry but it's going to be cool. 50s at the coastline, 50s and low 60s inside the bay and low to mid-60s as you head to the valleys. next couple of days, finally getting a return to rain around the bay area. looks like we'll dry things outcome thursday. and much warmer sunny weather for the weekend.
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by the way, your sunset time for tonight 4:56. sunrise tomorrow, 6:55 a.m. i think by the time we're at work tomorrow we'll be looking at showers on our hi-def doppler radar! and it looks like it's going to stick around for a couple of days. that's good news, we need it. >> that will make you happy. >> absolutely. i'll be on fire. >> we'll need the umbrella. >> you will. >> thank you. well, it was the thrill of a lifetime for one bay area high school football player over the weekend. how teammates and opponents helped him overcome the odds to make a special dream come true. that story when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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stood above the rest. westmont easily beat san jo ... but it was a s plenty of high school footballs over the weekend but one game in campbell stood above the rest. westmont beating san jose. joey acacia had a concussion and hadn't been able to play although he never missed practice but he was cleared for friday's game and both teams arranged for him to score a touchdown at the very end of the game. >> as soon as i saw those guys go down i saw a hole, i'm like i'm getting into the end zone! i ran as fast as i could and once i got into the end zone, my muscles came out and i got on my knee and i prayed for my grandmother. i miss her so much. >> and there is the man of the hour right there. his grandmother died a couple of years ago ago, by the way.
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despite their winless season, several players for the san jose bulldog team asked their coach to go back in the game. they also wanted to be part of the memorable play. >> very sweet. well, tony tantillo is shopping for the apple with the juiciest crunch, the pink lady. >> reporter: it's apple season right now. fall plenty of apples out there. we talked about the honey crisp, red delicious, but the pink lady is also one of my favorites. you know, at one time the gala and the fujis ruled the roost, the display but now all these other varieties are coming in and they are fantastic! and loaded with flavor. the selection and storage is very, very important. when you buy your pink lady, look at this one here, let me show you something. the shinier ther better, free from any decaying whatsoever and any shriveling. that's also very important. and has to be nice and firm. the color outside red and yellow is fine. not too much on the green side. when you bring them home, what you want to do, simply store them in the refrigerator right away. i know they are beautiful. you want to put them in the
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basket on the center of the table but they have to stay cold. that way, they stay nice and crisp. pink lady apples, loaded with flavor, great for us, and i love these apples. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. it may be the world's most exclusive resort of. details on a new vacation destination where your only neighbors have gills. >> and a reminder, if you have a consumer problem or perhaps a question out there, give our hotline a call, 888-5-helps-u. volunteers are there right now. ,, [ female announcer ] welcome one and all
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grocery shopping. that a new warning about a nationwide turkey shortage just ahead of thanksgiving. how it could change the way you plan your grocery shopping that and much more tonight at 5:00. finally a new hotel offers you a chance to sleep with the fish. >> some underwater room at the resort off tanzania includes a rooftop deck, bathroom and a lounge area. that's all at sea level. but the bedroom is downstairs among the fish. take a look. it will cost you $1,500 a night for a double and $900 for a single. the resort is popular with divers because of the coral reef around the african island. looks beautiful. but i don't know. >> not a lot of privacy. you get a diver coming by, you know. >> the fish are looking at you.
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>> just fish. >> i feel like you're in the zoo, they're looking at you! [ laughter ] >> let's talk weather. we have our first cold front to come through in quite a while. we are starting to see clouds moving in overhead over coit tower. guess what! tonight, expecting some raindrops outside. probably late tonight after midnight early tomorrow morning. a chance of some rain, rain and showers possibly through wednesday. but by next weekend -- >> look at the weekend! the rain will be fun before then. thank you. captions by: caption colorado
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>> katie: you protected me. >> brooke: bill has hurt you enough already. i wasn't gonna let him get away with this. >> katie: i believed him... when he said he wanted our life back... only to find out it was just a big betrayal. >> brooke: i'm sorry. >> katie: i signed those papers. i gave him back his company. i gave him equal custody of will. >> brooke: yeah, but that's all null and void now. bill doesn't have those papers anymore. they're gone. because you replaced them with the leaves from aspen. >> katie: oh, my god.


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