tv KPIX 5 Noon News CBS May 30, 2017 12:00pm-12:31pm PDT
,, packed platforms, commuters stuck across the bay area when a disabled bart train triggered major delays. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. kenny is on assignment. this afternoon, bart is apologizing for today's commute mess. kpix 5's jessica flores on what happened and how passengers had to deal with it.
>> reporter: thousands spent the morning waiting at least an hour to board bart into san francisco including this rider in west oakland. >> it's made me about two hours late for work. >> reporter: just before 7 a.m., the train headed towards richmond broke down right at the entrance of the transbay tube where one track crosses over to the other. >> broke down in the worst possible position, which was an interlocking that we rebuilt last year and so the interlocking itself was in great shape. unfortunately, the train was not in great shape. >> reporter: the train blocked all the transbay train traffic into san francisco. after about 30 minutes, crews pushed the train out of the way. but bart spent a couple of hours working to get trains to catch up to schedule. >> yeah, i had a friend who called in today because it's too much. it's been too much of a delay to get in. >> reporter: bart officials say the $3.5 billion bond measure passed in the fall will eventually help fix the problems triggering delays.
but for now, riders will have to pack their patience. >> any kind of delay is an inconvenience and may cost people money. but when it's a major delay, it's even worse. so we would like to apologize for that. >> reporter: in oakland, jessica flores, kpix 5. >> bart has more to deal with. a number of car burglaries were reported in bart stations yesterday. there were nine alone at the millbrae station, three at the el cerrito del norte station and one at colma. bart says overall, car crimes at stations are down. >> we have increased patrols in the lots but we can't obviously patrol all 47,000 parking spots at the same time. it's unfortunate for those people who have had their vehicles broken into, but we are working to address the problem. >> officials suggest people take valuables with them when they leave their cars to try to avoid theft. new at noon a staffing shortage has the san francisco sheriff ordering mandatory overtime for all 840 sworn
deputies. kpix 5's sandra osborne talked to the sheriff, who says there has been some push-back. >> we're having to ask people to work more and more and more, and so this way, we're trying to spread it out. >> reporter: 840 sworn deputies now required to work an extra 12 hours of overtime every pay period or every two weeks. something she is calling fair share overtime. >> it's difficult. you hate to have to impose any more sanctions on people's personal lives. you want people to have their time off. >> reporter: the sheriff inherited a large number of hard-to-fill vacancies. holes that would affect patrols or even the way the jail operates if not for deputies working overtime. >> my supervisory staff is usually, up until their fair share, working every day just to find people to fill holes. that's it. they're not supervising the way they should. >> reporter: there has been push-back. she showed us this stack of grievances filed by the union. she also has more than 70 jobs
to fill made hard by the lengthy application and hiring process plus academy time. she is hoping to fill 40 of those jobs by the end of the year. >> younger people and people who have less seniority are tired. >> reporter: sheriff hennessy hopes this mandatory overtime will only be in place until september. in the meantime, a couple of tired sheriff's deputies have been using their personal rvs to rest between shifts something that we could see more of over the summer. in san francisco, sandra osborne, kpix 5. >> we reached out to the san francisco sheriffs association. that's the union, to ask for comment. so far no comment. violence prevention is a top priority for the oakland city council today. they are expected to vote on a plan to create a special department to stop violence before it starts. the proposal aims to bring gun violence down by 80% in three years. the mayor has already set aside $1.5 million in her latest budget of 50 new police
officers. some council members are pushing for even more support. new at noon, the police officer who shot and killed 1- year-old tamir rice two years ago has been fired. officer timothy lohman shot rice when someone reported the boy was playing with a pellet gun. in 2015, a grand jury declined to bring charges against the officer sparking national outrage. the boy is 14 years old. this is more than a year after cleveland settled a 6 million- dollar civil suit with the family. president trump is on the verge of making significant changes to his communications team. senior adviser and son-in-law jared kushner faces scrutiny for allegedly trying to establish back channel communications with moscow. kelly o'hara reports from the white house. >> reporter: president trump has a resignation of his communication director michael dubke. the president is expected to shake up his communications team as the white house faces an onslaught of stories about the russia investigation. he tweeted this morning russian officials must be laughing at
the u.s. and how a lame excuse for why the democrats lost the ee l.a.x. has taken over the fake news. monday in trump's first campaign manager and deputy campaign manager were at the white house for meetings. they could be part of a new rapid response team. the president's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner is now the focus of an investigation of possible collusion between mr. trump's associates and moscow. cbs news has confirmed that when kushner met with russian ambassador sergey kislyak in december, the two discussed setting up a back channel of communications between the trump transition team and russian officials. administration aides described that as standard procedure. john mccain disagrees. >> i don't think it's standard procedure prior to the inauguration of a president of the united states by someone who is not even in an appointed position. >> reporter: president trump is standing by kushner. kelly o'hara, cbs news, the white house. politics took a turn when some legislators got into a
shoving match over a new state law that bans sanctuary cities in texas. cbs reporter david begnaud has the video from austin. >> reporter: decorum was lost in the texas house monday as elected officials started pushing one another during a final day of a legislative session. >> did shove him around a little bit. i pushed him because he needed to get out of there. >> reporter: democrat never never and matt rinaldi -- democrat [ indiscernible ] decision >> inciting people. >> that's right. >> reporter: an estimated 1,000 people were inside the capital monday protesting the state law which forces texas sheriff's to help enforce federal immigration law. the house business stopped and protestors were ordered to leave the gallery. some were physically removed by
texas state troopers. democrat ramon romero junior. >> these folks understand that what's going to happen in the future is exactly what matt rinaldi demonstrated. he saw the crowd and he saw illegals. >> reporter: how democrats are laying the blame on representative rinaldi. members claim he escalated the situation. >> there was a threat from representative rinaldi to shoot one of my colleagues. >> reporter: on temperature. he said poncho nevarez threatened my house on the floor and romero physically assaulted me. poncho told me he would get me on the way to my car. he said i made it clear i would shoot him in self-defense. >> i didn't threaten his life. >> reporter: 7 times in the last 24 hours we reached out to rinaldi for an interview. no response. rinaldi is now under the protection of texas state troopers fearing for his own safety. david begnaud, cbs news, austin. singer ariana grande is ready to get back on stage this weekend. her publicist announced this
morning that the pop star will hold a charity concert in manchester, england on monday to raise money for victims and families. other stars will join her. she is offering free tickets to those at her arena show during the deadly attack. the police report on tiger woods is now public. turns out he wasn't drunk at all when officers found him asleep behind the wheel. woods was spotted in his car on the side of the road monday morning in florida. police say the car's engine was running and the lights were on. woods told police he had taken several prescriptions including vicodin and vioxx. but his broad and urine tests showed no alcohol -- his blood and urine tests showed no alcohol. he failed a sobriety test. golfers are defending him. >> his life has been, you know, chaotic and difficult, i think, for years. >> woods spent about four hours in jail before he was released. he is due in court july 5. still ahead, a london zoo is closed after a zookeeper is
mauled by a tiger. the investigation coming up. the boom in online shopping has malls across the country shutting down. coming up a look at how dead malls like this one are getting a 21st century makeover. >> hey! so where did spring go? we are transitioning to may gray to "june gloom" and i'll be talking about showers back in your forecast. the news continues right after this.
zookeeper. it happened at a park about 80 miles north of london we have the story. >> reporter: investigators at the zoo park are now trying to determine what caused a young female zookeeper her life. >> bengal tiger. >> reporter: that zookeeper is rosa king seen here during an interview in 2015 for global tiger day. >> there's only about 3200 tigers left in the wild. the numbers are dropping rapidly. >> reporter: the attack happened on monday morning. the zookeeper entered the animal enclosure and then at some point was joined by the tiger. an urgent call was placed to police at around 11:15 a.m., 20 minutes later a medical chopper arrived and flew her to the hospital but it was too late. police say she died at the scene. >> the tiger is a very powerful animal. the tiger is a solitary cat. >> reporter: an expert says
these animals retain their natural instincts even all their lives in captive. it's traj in tragic and unfortunate but the creature isn't to blame when. >> when this happens, it's a mistake of human failure not the animal's mistake. >> reporter: zoo officials say at no point during the incident did any animals escape their enclosures and the safety of the public was not affected in any way. >> witnesses say other zookeepers threw meat into the cage to try to lure the tiger away from the woman. the tiger has not been destroyed. the dow is down 35. earlierbetter news for amazon. forcetheir stock broke $1,000 a
share in early trade. it puts amazon's worth at $477 billion, double walmart. after hitting $1,000 they slipped back to $998 a share. the growing popularity of sites like amazon has fewer people going to the mall. hundreds of malls across the country have shut down over the past 15 years. cbs reporter meg oliver shows us how developers are transforming these empty spaces. >> reporter: this photographer got a look at what happens to malls after they fail. left abandoned and neglected, the giant buildings slowly fall apart. >> everybody saw it as a dead mall. >> reporter: this used to be the site of the old granite one mall outside philadelphia. >> this was the food court. >> very close to the food court. >> reporter: the developer is giving the area a 21st century makeover. what makes it different? >> you know, what's different about this is there's a lot of malls being redeveloped around the country because malls are dying everywhere. what we did was really, really
aggressive. we took down the whole interior portion of the mall. first building b -- >> reporter: mark is going to replace the old mall with a complex of buildings for shopping, entertainment, apartments and healthcare facility. >> we have about twice as much retail square footage per capita than any other country in the world. >> reporter: this architecture professor says reimagining old malls is becoming a necessity. it's estimated there are about 1,000 malls across the country. around one-third are at risk of failing. in rhode island the historic westminster arcade found new life after adding apartments to the second floor. an old strip mall in tennessee was converted into a church. in the 100 oaks mall in nashville survived after a health facility was constructed next to the store. >> we see a lot of malls turned into medical clinics, community colleges or any -- all range of educational facilities. >> this is the future. >> reporter: markman says the
first phase of the new property is set to open in may 2018. meg oliver, cbs news, media pennsylvania. roberta, we need to know how our tuesday afternoon is shaping up. >> i was too busy crying about the malls being demolished. [ laughter ] >> it may be a good day to plan indoor activities like retail shopping, right? we have a gray sky out there. a little bit of clearing looking out towards the bay. another view, mount vaca had clear skies, now we see some mid- and high level cloudiness. in the distance we can see a little layer of some low clouds that did seep inland 60 miles earlier today. temperatures are in the 60s for the most part except san francisco at 56. around the bay and oakland at 57 degrees. oh, welcome back from the memorial day vacation. dana, she is one of our faithful weather watchers, 69
degrees. she is getting wind gusts up to 13. glad to be home where she was in redding where it was 97. it was smoking! we have winds up to 20 around the rim of the bay for the most part very breezy. inland areas same san ramon at 16, pleasanton at 13 upstream to concord, clayton, walnut creek, 17-mile-per-hour wind gusts, 25 in the fairfield area. robust winds associated with the deck of clouds enhanced by a trough that wants to bring rain to the north bay most of it evaporating before it hits the ground. i am putting a slight chance of rain in the forecast for wednesday morning. check this out. as the trough blows through, we see the clouds returning, gathering tonight overnight thickening and here's your wednesday morning. any precipitation will be to the south and to the east. and we actually could see up to about .4" of rain and that would be the pleasanton area to
the east and also san jose to the south. .6" in ukiah. so let's plan one day at a time. outside number 78 in santa rosa. that's spot on for this time of the year. seasonal in the south bay as well and in the east bay, 75 in livermore. that's where should be for this time of the year. your extended forecast: >> temperatures respond with a high pressure and warm saturday through monday especially inland. did you hear about the baseball game last night? it's talk of the town and the giants lost. i don't get it. all right. today we have gio gonzalez at the mound for the nationals, shark on the mound for the good guys. game time temperature 60 with the winds, brisk, dress in layers and go, giants. >> no fighting. >> no fighting. >> stop it! >> still ahead, it may be time to get away. the new report showing
it's pretty good coming in now. selection and storage is very important. nice and purple up and down when you buy it a little bit of green is okay but no yellowing whatsoever and like all asparagus, it's fresh when it squeaks. when you store it, store it in the refrigerator right away. now, i like to steam it. what i do is i shave the bottom right here because when you overcook the purple asparagus it turns green. cut the bottom a little bit steam it, beautiful color, olive oil, salt and pepper and that's it. it's delicious. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. nd always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. like i said, it squeaks. a new report from uc researchers says we should be taking more vacation time. a recent glass door survey says less than one in four americans uses all of his vacation days. now doctors at uc-davis say it could be bad for health. people who skip vacations are usually more stressed, have more anxiety, and have more
problems in their relationships. >> vacations are good for you. they're a chance to recover and to get yourself going again. >> it's a top benefit according to employees but we don't have conversations about it so people don't feel like they are empowered to take off the time they have earned. >> many workers say their biggest reason for not taking time off is guilt. the property shows millennial women take the least amounts of vacation days. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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