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>> yes, that is what you think it is, thunder and lightning. that's the scene across sacramento. they have had dark clouds, rain and hail. that storm passed through an hour ago. they are still trying to sort out everything that's been happening here. brian will give you the lowdown. reporting from vallejo, i'm joe vazquez. >> thank you. high winds made a mess of a construction project in san francisco. the winds tore down this scaffolding around a house on jordan avenue. no one was hurt. but as you see, the fire crews there using their ladder truck trying to secure the scaffolding so it doesn't cause any damage. our storm coverage continues now. brian hackney tracking the very latest for us. >> yeah. the latest that we have shows joe in sunshine. we had strong hail that came down in napa at 3:15 this
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afternoon had. wide view shows widely scattered showers and when they are coming down they're coming down but good. out there south and east of with joe vazquez is from antioch through rio vista so the delta getting pounded now. there's the potential we could pick up more before sunrise tomorrow. on average, you know, there are extremes from this but we got a half to .75" in the bay area. the storm hasn't reached the mountains yet, 8" at squaw valley, no snow in heavenly yet. but overnight they expect 2 feet above 7,000 feet. you can help us track the conditions where you live by becoming an official kpix 5 weather watcher. tell us the wind speed, rain totals. sign up at cbssf.com/weatherwatchers. we'll have the complete forecast coming up. this spring storm is bringing a fresh load of snow to the sierra. at tahoe elevations will get as
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much as two feet. earlier it was white-out conditions on sections of i-80 through the sierra. caltrans crews set up chain controls gusty winds made the drive very difficult causing a few minor accidents. one family heading from reno to san francisco didn't expect to hit snow. >> we saw on the highway sign that it was snowing over the summit. and so we are just trying to get past it before it gets worse. >> heavy snow is expected into the evening. snow level is about 3500 feet. this morning's rain was timed perfectly to mess with commuters. this was one of the tricky spots in san francisco. drivers trying to navigate through the pool of water that formed on 280 on the on-ramp at geneva avenue. the slick roads proved to be pretty dangerous, too. this big rig jackknifed on 680 in fremont. that backed up traffic through the sunol grade. strong winds whipped the bay bridge during the morning rain, too. high wind warnings were issued on the four bridges across the bay. pacifica got an inch of
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rain. a homeowner was ready to take advantage of it. eric collected 90 gallons of rainwater in buckets today. >> it will give us enough water to keep the trees in the back watered for at least a week when things dry out. >> he says he wants to help out during the drought. but he also says collecting the rainwater helps keep his water bill down. >> it should. everybody else is doing a lousy job saving water. new numbers show californians saved less water in february than any other month since the drought emergency was declared. we saved 3%. and that was after the driest january on record. that's one reason the governor is demanding cutbacks of 25%. to reach those the state will reveal a new online reporting system which will allow people to report neighbors and businesses who waste water. marin businesses are taking action to limit outdoor watering to three days a week
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for homes and businesses. there will also be a ban on watering 48 hours after it rains. those new rules must be in place by may 11. new at 5:00 a white police officer in south carolina is facing murder charges for killing an unarmed black man. what started as a traffic stop quickly escalated to gunfire. kpix 5's ken bastida joins us from the newsroom with a look at the confrontation. now, ken, this video is hard to watch. >> it is, liz. in this day and age when everybody has a cell phone, there's surveillance cameras up in every neighborhood, this all happened in north charleston over the weekend on saturday. a witness recorded it on a cell phone and gave it to the authorities. the police say the video clearly shows the police officer in the wrong. again, want to warn you, this is very graphic. [ gunfire ] [ about eight shots ] >> 50-year-old walter scott is in the green shirt running away from officer michael slager. the officer fires 8 times you
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heard the gunfire there. scott falls to the ground. slager then walks up to scott, handcuffs him before backup arrives. now, this confrontation started as a traffic stop. when scott tried to run away, the two got into a scuffle. the officer claimed that he feared for his life because scott took his stun gun. but the video shows that may not be the case. >> the video is very demonstrative of exactly what happened. without the video, and that was the only witness there was actually was the gentleman with the -- making the video, it would be difficult to ascertain exactly what did occur. >> the state of south carolina, the fbi and the justice department are all investigating this incident. [ sound of 8 shots ] >> officer slager served in the coast guard before joining the
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force five years ago. he in jail tonight. that traffic stop the officer pulled the man over for a broken taillight. allen, back to you. >> thank you. other bay area headlines, a san jose man is facing dui charges for a fiery hit-and-run crash that killed another driver. the suspect accused of hitting a white ford taurus in the northbound lanes of highway 101 in san jose overnight. moments later an in-n-out burger truck hit the stalled taurus sending it across the freeway where it hit a wall and burst into flames. a 37-year-old was killed. police later spotted the damaged car and took the driver into custody. voters in san jose are headed to the polls today a special election to decide who will filth the city council district 4 seat. former councilmember has moved to the state assembly. ten candidates are vying for the spot. mark your calendars. the san mateo bridge is going to be closing for two-week ends in may. it will close late friday may 8 through early monday. and again on the weekend of may
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15. a third weekend closure could happen if it's necessary. caltrans is going to be repaving the entire span and doing maintenance work. oakland and san francisco are lifting bans on city funded travel to indiana. ed lee and libby schaaf ended the restrictions today in response to a clarification that was made to indiana's controversial religious freedom law. critics say the original legislation allowed discrimination against members of the lgbt community. santa clara county supervisors discussed the possible travel ban to indiana, as well. the board ultimately decided against it today. berkeley's indiana travel ban is still in place. no word yet on whether that will change. a blackout in the nation's capital. a power outage hit the white house and several key buildings in washington, d.c. today. train stations went dark, tourists sat outside museums and the university of maryland canceled classes. white house backup generators
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kicked in after a few seconds. officials say it was caused by a small explosion at a power plant in southern maryland. there is no link to terrorism. republican senator rand paul kicked off his campaign for president today promising to break up the statu quo in dc. >> the washington machine that gobbles up our freedoms and invades every nook and cranny in our lives must be stopped! >> the four-time kentucky senator launched his bid for 2016 at a rally with his father, former presidential candidate ron paul. the tea party favorite says he is looking to expand his base to young and minority republicans. paul faces a crowded republican field. senator ted cruz already announced his candidacy. senator marco rubio, wisconsin governor scott walker and former florida governor jeb bush are among those expected fontanaer the race soon. kicked off a plane because she has cancer. >> you're taking me off the airplane because i don't have a
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doctor's note saying i can fly? >> a woman trying to get home from hawaii. how she says the airline put her health at risk. >> a huge spike in home break- ins in one bay area city. what the burglaries have in common and what's happening now to make those neighborhoods safer. >> a warning about those gluten- free foods. the ingredient that could be dangerous ♪ at kaiser permanente
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you're taking me off the airplane because i don't have a doctor's note saying i can fly? >> reporter: elizabeth sedway's hawaii family vacation ended like this. >> and i'm being removed as if i'm a criminal! >> reporter: kicked off an alaska airlines flight that was supposed to get her back to san jose monday evening. >> it was shocking! i had flown wore five years with this same diagnosis. and i -- i -- i felt humiliated. >> reporter: elizabeth said she has blood cancer and because she can get sick easily she put on a cervical mask at the airport just before her flight from hawaii. that got the flight crews' attention. >> she asked me a bunch of questions, how are you? can i get you something? >> reporter: she says the crew eventually agreed she could board but just as the family settled in, she says an alaska employee and security told her she needed a doctor's note clearing her to fly. >> looked at me and you wouldn't know i was ill. >> reporter: elizabeth says the alaska airline crew suggested a
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hotel for her family but didn't pay for the stay, didn't offer a refund on the flights or even apologize. later that day, the airline seemed to change their mind. >> we regret that she had this experience with us today and i'm very sorry about it. >> reporter: still, elizabeth says she doesn't know if she he will fly alaska air again after her vacation ended like this. >> my family [ indiscernible ] forcibly removed from an airplane because i have cancer without a note to fly! >> reporter: alaska airlines spokesman went on to say their employees were following procedures but they will pay for the family's travel costs. that family is expected to land here in san jose tonight then head home to their granite bay home so that elizabeth can make her chemotherapy appointment. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. virgin america is saying hello to hawaii. the airline is launching daily
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there's been a shocking increase in home blares in berkeley in recent -- burglaries in berkeley in recent months up 220% over last year. francisco and grant street, dwight and he is worth and woolsey and looston most hard hit. don ford shows us how homeowners are inviting trouble. >> reporter: it's a nice berkeley neighborhood. but it has one of the highest burglary rates in the city nearly double. police say francis and grant is ground zero for the berkeley burglaries. hopes in this area hit so often notices are posted on poles warning everyone to stay alert. some homes have alarms. some have security the old- fashioned way. >> a lot times people are leaving valuables that they can see from the street.
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>> reporter: police say laptops and cameras often left on tables near windows are the first things a burglar sees and grabs. berkeley pd has identified other hot spots in town, too. they have targeted these neighborhoods for extra patrols. areas near the uc campus are also being hit hard. >> i would hide my things so it's difficult to find if they break in. >> somebody would say, oh, somebody broke into my house, took a few things. like wow. >> at a certain point you just got to chalk it up to variables of living in berkeley, i guess. >> reporter: good news is that the police have made some arrests, recovered some stolen items but not much. police say that even when they do recover stolen property, it's very difficult getting it back to the original owners. that's because most people don't even bother writing down the serial numbers. in berkeley, don ford, kpix 5. >> now, police say if you do see something suspicious report
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it. community tips are instrumental, they say, in preventing and solving burglary cases. well, santa cruz police calling this man the "mrs. doubtfire" burglar. you can see he dressed as a woman. police say he used a disguise to rob the u.s. bank on morrissey boulevard. he showed the teller a note demanding cash. no weapon was seen. police say the same man was seen acting suspiciously at another bank at mission drive an hour earlier. tour bus drivers in san francisco now have to make a choice: drive or be the tour guide. the board of supervisors today voted to prohibit bus drivers from also narrating during the sightseeing tours. the move comes after a woman was killed by a tour bus in front of city hall last october. the ordinance is designed to prevent distracted driving. retailer lane bryant is taking on lingerie giant victoria's secret with its new ad campaign. >> i'm no angel. >> i'm all kinds of sexy. >> the body loving i'm no angel
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campaign challenges the idea of what sexy looks like. lane bryant says it's time to celebrate women of all sizes and redefine beauty. victoria's secret of course known for its popular angels line that caters to smaller women. this is what the sky over san jose looked like this afternoon. clouds swept through pretty consistently blue skies barely peeking through. you can see a little bit there brian. do you have more on what can expect, brian? >> we have lingering showers. sometimes when it rains it pours as the morton salt gal used to say. the sun is shining through the rainbow indicating that because things move from west to east the moisture is out there in the east and we're pretty much done with it except for things like this. over hayward right now a fairly good cell and then out of palo
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alto and toward the dumbarton bridge, you can see that there's pretty good rain coming downright now. so scattered activity tonight. and also a wide band of heavy showers extending from rio vista right out to where it's stuck in lodi right now. they have a thunderstorm. we have clearing skies as our time lapse shows from berkeley a lot of blue and then you see that thunder bump their looks like it's coming in, that was the one that he -- that thunder bumper that looks like it's coming in, that's the one that was creating the hail. rain at mount diablo with a wind gust of 55 miles an hour overnight. livermore more half inch of rain. napa had a heavy downpour of hail at 3:15 this afternoon. clearing skies over the bay area even as we can see thunderstorm clouds from the
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roof right now concord has 50, san francisco 53, santa rosa 53, as well. it's all happening because of low pressure that's now tracking south. it will get some topside moisture coming around from the west and so this could create a few more showers tonight. so it's not completely done. chance of showers lingers through tomorrow morning but after the few showers tonight and tomorrow morning we'll look for high pressure to build behind it and that means sunny and mild weather for the rest of the week, the exception early tomorrow morning. we could still have a few showers. the futurecast bears that out. at 9:00 tonight you can see showers popcorning the bay area. we'll roll the futurecast on, you can see plenty of little showers popping up overnight. tomorrow morning a few remain but then as we continue the loop through tomorrow evening generally it dries out and we'll have sunny skies for the latter half of the week. out the door tomorrow morning then chance of a lingering shower. it will be chilly. temperatures in the low 40s. i'll tell you what, i would love to be on top of mount hamilton tomorrow because visibility is going to be stunning. afternoon highs with clearing conditions in the mid-60s for the most part cooler at the
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coast overnight lows tonight again on the chilly side. low to mid-40s will do it. and forecast highs for tomorrow are close to where we should be for this time of the year. 61 in the city. san jose 67. oakland 66. extended forecast: >> as far as the eye can see the latter half of the week back to gorgeous weather. it's back to, well, enjoy it while you can weather. >> be grateful for what we got. thanks, brian. many people turn to gluten free foods because of allergies. but tonight, a warning. the substitute ingredient that may just be as dangerous.
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it took tennis legend serena williams, fencing champion tim morehouse and the rockettes years to master their craft. but only moments to master paying bills at chase.com. depositing checks at the atm and transferring funds on the mobile app. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. we know about gluten intolerance but more manufacturers are using substitute. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with why the alternative could be bad. >> reporter: 15-year-old has been allergic to nuts. >> when he was 18 months old i gave him his first peanut butter jelly sandwich and he
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immediately began to break out in hives around his face. >> reporter: it wasn't until preparing for a trip to europe that his mother learned of another potentially serious allergen called loopen. he was allergic to that, too. >> i was not expecting to be going to italy where he would be allergic to an ingredient in pasta. >> reporter: it was used in europe for years and now showing up in products here as a flour alternative in gluten- free foods. many people don't realize lupin is from the same plant family as peanuts. >> i'm a board-certified allergist and immunologist and i wasn't aware of the allergenicity of lupin. >> reporter: the asthma and allergy foundation says the risk is serious. an flak particular reactions, hives -- anaphylactic reactions, hives, collapse, that prompted the fda to issue a warning last year. >> with the growth of the
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gluten-free market we are going to see more i think products with lupin in them coming into this country. >> reporter: but unlike in europe, where lupin is required to be listed as a potential allergen, the u.s. only requires it be listed as an ingredient. so it's important those like orion who may be allergic are aware of the potential allergen before it's too late. >> now, the fda wants to stress that for the majority of people, lupin is considered safe and a nutritious food. it's only a problem for those who are allergic. if you have a consumer problem, give us a call. 888-5-helps-u. >> it's about knowing and being aware. >> right. because it doesn't say allergen on u.s. packaging, it's good to know it could be an aler will gin. >> sure. >> thank you. well, tonight jill schlesinger on the profession that's being called the best job in america for 2015. reporter: we celebrate world health day this week and it's worth noting that one of the fastest growing medical professions is a physician's assistants or pa. here in the bay area, pas earn
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about $108,000. they work on teams with physicians and other providers and do everything from conducting physicals, counseling patients and in some cases prescribing medication. but becoming a p.a. requires years of schooling. first, you will need to complete two to four years of undergraduate science course work then we get into an accredited masters program. the academic prerequisites are the same as medical schools and most programs also call for students to complete three years of healthcare training and experience. but after you get that certification, all of your hard work is likely to be rewarded. salaries are expected to rise and the bureau of labor statistics predicts 38.4% employment growth by 2022. maybe that's why the job site glass door named physician's assistant as the best job in america for
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i'm veronica de la cruz in the kpix 5 newsroom. new at 6:00 tonight, a bay area leader calls it a surefire drought solution. but find out why water agencies are pushing back. and it's supposed to be safe for your little ones. but some say youtube kids has a hidden danger and now they want a federal investigation. join us that for that and more at 6:00. >> thank you. thanks for watching us at 5:00. we have the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" next. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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a white south carolina line police officer is charged with murdering an unarmed black man offer a traffic stop. also tonight, super power failure, what happens when d.c. loses a.c. the championship's won, but the debate's not done over one and done. >> we don't do a rent-a-player. >> pelley: and the lady who sang the blues and the man whose keeping her music alive. >> to me, she was lady day. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. tonight a white

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