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on the ground. the video's unexpected release came after three nights of violent protests in charlotte. many of the riots were motivated by the community's demand to release body and dashcam video of the shooting. charlotte's police chief said he would not release the videos, which are now in the hands of state investigators. >> i'm not going to put out one piece of evidence that could further inflame and not tell the full story. >> don't shoot him. >> reporter: we showed the video to a resident. he said it was unclear. >> you couldn't see what was going on. but i just feel sad for the family. >> reporter: earlier today authorities said they expect more of the same tonight. the national guard is expected to be here throughout the weekend. in charlotte, north carolina kenneth craig kpix 5. north carolina's attorney general has now joined with that family. the family of keith scott. in calling on charlotte officials to release that police video of the shooting. we are getting the first
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look at the mugshot of the tulsa police officers charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of terrence crutcher. betty shelby turned herself in to police less than a week after prosecutors say she unlawfully and unnecessarily shot and killed crutcher. aerial and dashcam video shows crutcher walking towards his suv, hands in the air. it doesn't offer a clear view of when shelby fired that single shot. her attorney says crutcher did not follow commands to stop. and that he reached into his window. but his family discounts that claim saying the father of four posed no threat and that the window was rolled up. back here at home the first of seven officers charged in a bay area wide police sex scandal faced a judge in hayward today. kpix 5 reporter da lin was there and tells us the woman at the center of the case once thought of the accused as her hero. da.
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>> reporter: yeah, ken. the officer apparently got her a can after she was stranded in west oakland but today that officer did not look like a super hero. he looked embarrassed, nervous and trying to get away from reporters. he was nicknamed superman but brian bunton more like a regular guy facing the law in this hayward courtroom. the charges, obstruction of justice and engaging in prostitution. he dodged reporter questions by saying, no comment. in front of a judge, he said very few words in the brief court appearance. >> yes, your honor. >> bail set in the amount of $12,500. >> reporter: the criminal charges stemmed from his alleged sex with a teen. a former prostitute who went by celeste guap. and now jasmine abuslin. she said she had sex with officer bunton after she turned
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81. in return she said he tipped her off on police prostitution stings in oakland. she gave me this text message reportedly from officer bunton. superman wrote, be safe today. want some advice? jasmine replied. tell me, handsome. stay off east 14th from fruitvale to 42nd tonight. there's a uc operation meaning undercover operation. this afternoon, his attorney entered a plea of not guilty. >> officer bunton did cooperate in the investigation. he gave a full statement. in that statement he expressed remorse and took responsibility for some of the actions. >> reporter: the attorney wouldn't describe the actions. the 40-year-old officer graduated from the police academy last year. it's his second career. he has a wife and children. >> absolutely he understands there are consequences going on right now. >> reporter: his attorney says officer bunton is still employed by the oakland police department since he has not
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been convicted of any crime. the city of oakland would not say if officer bunton is on paid leave or if he is still working the streets. live in hayward, i'm da lin, kpix 5. meanwhile, nine richmond police officers are facing various punishments for their roles in the scandal. one will be fired. another demoted. and two others suspended. the other five will get formal letters of reprimand. so far the city isn't naming names or giving any details on exactly what those officers did. kpix 5 has confirmed two san francisco fire department paramedics are under investigation for inappropriate use of a city ambulance. veronica de la cruz tells us, it was not for a life-saving mission. veronica. >> reporter: that's right, liz. the two men are in trouble for allegedly using an ambulance for personal reasons. having sex with a civilian. sources tell us the incident in question happened eight months ago and we learned it might be an example of something called,
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the light and sirens club. one paramedic drives an ambulance while another has sex in the back. because of the internal investigation, the fire department has no comment. they are answering questions about sexual harassment at a firehouse. a female firefighter said she had weeks of abuse. we'll have more on that at 6:00. a san francisco firefighter is recovering after part of a house fell on him while he was battling a two-alarm fire in bernal heights. this all started about 8:30 this morning at a victorian on prospect avenue. much of the fire was in the walls and the attic. the eight people who live there got out okay. investigators are trying to figure out how the fire got started. this just in. a google self-driving car was involved in a crash this afternoon in mountain view. kpix 5's cate caugiran is in our newsroom with video of the damage. cate. >> reporter: liz, the accident happened about 1:30 at el camino and calderon.
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mountain view police say the self-driving car collided with another vehicle. only on "5," this video from a witness captured the aftermath. it shows a google car with extensive damage on the passenger side being loaded on to a flatbed truck. police believe at the time of the crash, the car was in self- driving mode. but a google employee was also inside. no one was hurt in the accident. so far, we do not what happened or who was at fault. google has not commented publicly yet on today's accident but the company has been quick to point out that most crashes involving its cars, the fault is with other drivers. back to you. >> thank you. san jose police have arrested two men who they say have been targeting street vendors for months. police caught up with these two men on wednesday. they are linked to more than a dozen robberies since july. their targets? all immigrants who operate food stands in east san jose.
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several victims say they were beaten and pistol-whipped and then had money and phones stolen. detectives believe that there may even be more victims beyond those they already know about. an 8 8-year-old woman calls miss flo nearly died after a brutal attack at her san jose home. as maria medina reports, miss flo's family came out in full force as the suspect her 19- year-old neighbor faced a judge. >> reporter: zachary cuen was in court for just a few minutes and he didn't say a word. but he didn't have to. that's because the judge continued his case to november. he was expected to enter a plea today. now, the 19-year-old is accused of breaking in his elderly neighbor's home, robbing her of her jewelry and car before beating her so badly, she remains in the intensive care unit more than a week later. now, cuen is no stranger to the law. he is on probation for a previous crime. he was arrested days after the
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victim, miss flo's neighbors found her inside her home. the family says she is conscious and fighting for her life. in san jose, maria medina, kpix 5. now to the bay area shoplifting suspect who didn't make a clean getaway clues the every -- accused of running over an employee. she took items from the j.c. penney at tanforan mall on wednesday. they say a loss prevention officer followed her to the parking lot. they got into a fight. police say thompson then got into a minivan and drove toward that employee running over her arms. she crashed into several parked cars and a steel beam. thompson took off running but was caught nearby. that security guard's injuries were not life-threatening. campaign 2016. hillary clinton, donald trump, gearing up for their big debate monday night and now, as craig boswell reports, trump has the
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endorsement of a former rival. >> reporter: donald trump says he is honored to have the support of texas senator ted cruz once his fiercest rival. cruz was booed off the stake at the republican national convention after telling the crowd to vote their conscience. trump's eye is on the next stage, monday's presidential debate. >> i have seen people do so much prep work that when they get out there they can't speak. >> reporter: trump sent a questionnaire to supporters to get feedback. he asked whether he should refer to clinton as crooked hillary on stage and if he should bring up her email scandal. clinton has spent a few days off of the campaign trail to prep for her face-off against trump. her campaign says this debate is the single most important event leading up to election day. >> key moment. >> reporter: former white house communications director anita dunn helped coach president obama for the debates in 2008. >> i always think that one mock debate should be the toughest nastiest most negative that your opponent can possibly be. >> reporter: a national poll shows trump is closing the gap in a head-to-head matchup.
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trump is ahead by 6 points in georgia and iowa. the candidates are tied at 47% in colorado. clinton is ahead by 7 points in virginia. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. it may be fall but it still feels like summer in the bay area. this is a live look outside at the embarcadero in san francisco. temperatures are expected to soar this weekend. >> brian hackney is checking out to see how hot it's going to get. >> it get warmer today. we came up 3 to 8 degrees today. tomorrow we'll do the same. sunday we'll do the same. do the math and that will put us near 100 degrees well above average. the numbers this time of the year in san francisco should be about 70. san jose about 80. concord about 84. but by sunday, we'll be as much as 15 degrees above average. remember, already september's one of the warmer months of the year at the shoreline. heat advisories are posted for much of the area for sunday and monday when temperatures are in
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triple digits and a threat to health. "spare the air" we'll talk about in a moment is probably the air quality is not going to be great either. we'll have all the details and all the numbers coming up in the forecast in just a few minutes. thank you. a new "spare the air" campaign brian mentioned at some east bay schools. this one involves new rules in drop-off zones. kpix 5's don ford explains. >> turn the key, be idle-free, save gas, save money, "spare the air." >> reporter: the kids are excited and that school may be a healthier place and even the parents are on board. drivers are asked to not idle their cars when pick up or dropping off. you asked them to turn the car off? >> yes. i have been, yes. i have been trying to tell my mom, you know, i'm not in charge of the car so -- [ laughter ] >> not yet. >> reporter: the idle free zone is a school project. while it may appear to be mainly symbolic, the principal says it's an important life lesson. she calls her students scholars.
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>> they will be the drivers of tomorrow. i'll be off the road hopefully by then. but at least we know that they will be responsible scholars. responsible for our environment. >> reporter: outside parents lined up to collect their children. there's lots of reasons to turn the car off. >> try to save gas. >> i think it's a great idea. my kids have asthma and so i feel that less pollution for the air is great. >> reporter: the school district is adopting the policy for the fleet. and that means saving money as well as the air. >> you can have a big impact on the district budget. >> reporter: more importantly than that is our student's health. they hope more school districts will follow their lead. in pittsburg, don ford, kpix 5. a protestor attacks a mayor of sacramento. but he doesn't get away that easily. coming up, we have new pictures of a pie attack and an epic takedown. >> and a new tool to protect california kids from identity
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theft. how our consumerwatch reporting has led to a new state law. >> and a new disease threatens to destroy california plans. how a bay area nurse -- plants. how a bay area nursery is fighting off the fungus. ,, ,,
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it's a new law just signed by the governor. and it's fair to say... california parents have a
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new tool to protect their kids from identity theft. it's a new law just signed by the governor. and it's fair to say it would not have happened without a series of reports from our very own julie watts. and she is here with the story. julie. >> reporter: thank you, guys. a credit freeze or security freeze is the best tool to protect from financial identity theft preventing anyone from running a credit check or opening a credit account under your name or social security number but for years it's only been available for adults. now, studies show kids can be at greater risk for identity theft because they don't have a credit history. since we began reporting on this topic, equifax agreed to voluntarily allow child credit freezes but experion and transunion refuse unless the child is already a victim or it's a state law. so we have legislation similar to laws in dozens of other states. it forces the bureau to allow california parents to place a freeze before their children are victimized. >> 1/10 of the country's
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population would have this protection and we probably get a federal law on the same topic. >> now federal legislation was introduced but stalled over a year ago. since then, millions more kids have been compromised through massive hacks. many are hopeful that california law will encourage the bureaus to voluntarily offer child credit freezes nationwide. now, we should note that california law was amended to address certain security concerns we raised in our investigation. the bureau's commonly asked parents to mail in social security numbers and birth certificates to a po box. that's not recommended. the legislation doesn't prohibit that but it encourages alternatives. we highly recommend that you can a more secure option when submitting the documents for a child credit freeze. >> awesome work. >> thank you. >> we're very excited to say the least. >> thanks. the shares of twitter were up more than 20% over word today that the struggling san francisco-based social network may be close to a sale.
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take a look at the sharp climb at the end of a lackluster week. the potential buyers include "salesforce" and google's parent company alphabet. >> rumors have dogged twitter over the past year it could be a takeover candidate as it struggled to grow its user base stuck about 300 million. the company would not be cheap. it has a market cap over $13 billion. >> all parties are staying quiet for now. a formal bid though could come by the end of the year. and we are getting our first look at a bizarre pie throwing assault on sacramento's mayor. sacramento magazine snapped these photos as a protestor attacks mayor kevin johnson at a charity dinner on wednesday night. the suspect later said he doesn't think the mayor is doing enough to help the homeless. and he felt pressured to act so he did. with dessert, a pie in the face. johnson fought back taking down that person.
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the proof is written all over the suspect's face. sean thompson made his first court appearance on flown assault charges and ordered to stay -- felony assault charges and ordered to stay away from the mayor. there is a deadly mold that keeps spreading in california. the problem is they have no natural protection. but now as kpix 5's len ramirez shows us, people in bay area greenhouses are making headway on developing a defense. >> reporter: no one enters this nursery in the palo alto foothills without first cleaning his shoes. >> alcohol kills the pathogens. >> reporter: it's the first line of defense against a deadly disease of threatening to wipe out native california plants. >> when we go out and put in new native plants in a preserve, if they are diseased they will die. and then also that disease could move from those roots into the natural areas around them. >> reporter: the disease is a type of water mold called [ non- english language ] it might have hitchhiked into california
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from other countries on infected plants or even pots. the problem is, california's plants have no immunity. >> our plants haven't evolved with these diseases and they are very susceptible to them. >> reporter: this nursery run by a nonprofit called grassroots ecology is taking precautions to combat the disease. >> all right. great. >> reporter: besides [ indiscernible ] the nursery has taken all plants off the ground to avoid splash contamination. its potting soil is pasteurized and all hoses and tools stay off the ground. >> i have seen a difference in the plant growth actually. i feel like the plants are much, um, healthier. >> reporter: each of the plants in the shade house will eventually be planted in the mid-peninsula open spade preserves but none will leave without first being tested. public and private agencies are learning more about fighting the disease but it won't be cheap. the cost of native plants coming from nurseries like this one has already doubled.
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in palo alto, len ramirez, kpix 5. fighting that mold the old- fashioned way with plenty of heat this coming weekend. near record highs this weekend, heat advisories details coming up and so are the temperatures. but there is one thing that is sinking. >> and coming up, all new at 6:00, what's next for san francisco's sinking millennium tower, brian asked? the letter just given to condo owners wondering if their building is safe and what a structural engineer told us about potential solutions for the skyscraper.
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the cast of "t we get some of the best beach weather this time of the year. that's going to be happening this weekend. high pressure is building in. warm temperatures are on the way. nice and clear at the golden gate bridge. with concord right now,:9 degrees. livermore 75. enjoy it while you can in the 50s.
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sun-up tomorrow due east, saturday morning it will be happening at 7 a.m. and then it gets warm. low pressure trough is now kicked east of the bay area. so this ridge is going to be closer. as the high builds in the temperatures will be coming up. not much in the way of low cloudiness. we get offshore winds and that means it will be warm to hot. warm at the shoreline, hot inland, numbers around 100 degrees by sunday. air quality forecast moderate air quality so not a "spare the air" day not yet. but we'll see what happens for sunday. in the meantime, we'll just get patchy low clouds along the shoreline. it will be a little bit warmer on saturday. and then much warmer on sunday and monday. those will be the hottest two days in the next five. we don't get a cooling trend until wednesday. so the forecast for san francisco tomorrow, finally we climb above average. 74 in the city. concord 91. san jose 85. oakland 80. south bay tomorrow plenty of
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sunshine. and the numbers will be near 90 inland. pretty good beach day for half moon bay 73 degrees. east bay, sunny, numbers now nudging 90. they will be close to 100 by sunday or tomorrow. 87 vallejo. 90 walnut creek. north bay looks good temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s away from the shoreline. sausalito though 72 degrees. at stinson beach, 72. and if you at ukiah, lakeport, clearlake or cloverdale your plans take that you way, prepare for the low 90s. that's where it will be. extended forecast tomorrow we continue to warm another three to eight degrees and then by sunday or monday the numbers are 100 degrees inland. cooling off wednesday through friday. so there's plenty of weather ahead this weekend. plenty of news, too, coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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four of the top five are on the c- b-s sitcom. well, the cast of the "big bang theory" is topping forbes list of highest paid actors. four of the top five are on that cbs sitcom. jim parsons number one making $25.5 million just this year. leonard is second with 24 million. they each make one million dollars per episode. "big bang theory" actor simon mark harmon is number 5. >> great show. that's it for kpix 5 news
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at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." veronica and i will be here. see you at 6:00. allen is off. remember, the latest news and weather, always on have a great weekend. ,,,,
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captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ ♪ >> pelley: new evidence from the shooting. ( gunfire ) the family of keith scott releases video that captures the sound of a charlotte police officer shooting him to death. >> did you shoot him!? he better not be ( bleep ) dead! >> pelley: also tonight, hillary clinton will interrupt her monday debate preparations to visit charlotte. we'll look at where the candidates stand on law, order, and race. >> drugs are a very, very big factor in what you're watching on television. >> pelley: from russia with love, for donald trump. the russian politicians pulling for a trump win. >> i'm charles osgood, and this is "sunday morning." >> pelley: and farewell to our


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