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that is it. we will see you back here at 6:00 for a full hour of news. >> we will see you in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ >> quijano: bundling up, bitter cold invades the midwest. and brace yourself, even more frigid and dangerous air is about to plunge into the east. >> i'm ready for it to get warmer. >> quijano: also tonight captured, a louisiana man accused of killing five people is arrested more than a thousand miles away after a multi-state manhunt. the government reopens. but the shutdown pain lingers with the future still uncertain. >> is the president really prepared to shut down the government again in three weeks? >> yeah, i think he actually is. >> quijano: e scooters have taken over the streets in some american cities but how risky is the ride? and god speed-- we'll introduce you to the vatican runners chasing olympic glory.
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>> it's a form of prayer. >> quijano: good evening i'm elaine quijano. a big part of the country is bracing for a one-two punch of dangerous arctic air. today snow made travel treacherous on i-90 in pennsylvania. but it's the extreme cold like that freezing lake erie that is an even bigger concern. a polar vortex is set to push the mercury into the single digits from the midwest into the east. meteorologist lisa meadows of our minneapolis station wcco has more on the polar plunge, good evening, lisa. >> elaine it is just going to be the eastern two thirds of the u.s. now we do have a storm system moving through the plains pushing into the midwest for tonight and going into tomorrow. it's going to bring some snow but more importantly, will be the cold air behind it. we're talking dangerously low
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windchill values. we're seeing tonight winter storm warning and blizzard warnings in place across the northern plains. we anticipate the states to transition over to windchill warnings once that cold air does push in and we do anticipate the impact to continue for a few days throughout the work week. so here it is, watch the cold air plunge in from the north. we're talking the potential of life threatening windchill values overnight for a good stretch of days coming up here next week. we continue to watch the main impact from out into the dakotas through the great lakes into the ohio river valley. we anticipate the coldest days could be for wednesday morning and also as we go into thursday morning. your windchill values across the upper midwest dropping down close to 50 degrees below zero which means could you see frostbite drop in just at about five minutes. then the cold air continues to push out across the northeast and we don't see things warm up until we head into thursday. elaine? >> quijano: punishing conditions ahead.
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lisa meadows, thank you. a louisiana man faces first degree murder charges in connection with the shooting deaths of five people. the 21 year old was arrested in virginia this morning. 1100 miles north of the alleged killing spree. demarco morgan has the story. >> reporter: a multi-state manhunt ended with an armed dakota theriot in handcuffs outside of his grandmother's home in richmond county, virginia, they say 21 year old murdered five people and two neighboring parishes on saturday morning. >> after speaking with the mother of believed to be his girlfriend, there was no red flags, no sign of anything. we have no motive at this time. >> reporter: theriot had been living with his girlfriend's family inside this mobile home near walker, louisiana. he allegedly shot and killed 20 year old summer ernest, her 43 year old father billy and 17
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year old brother tanner. a dispatcher said two young children who were also inside left the home on their own. >> those two children that walked to the neighbor's house, a seven year old female, one year old male need to be checked out. they were barefoot, cold. >> reporter: sheriffs investigators say theriot then went to his family's mobile home shooting his parents, elizabeth and keith theriot, both 50 years old. remarkably, his father keith was still able to name his son as a suspect. >> as you know, gravely injured at the time we found him, has since passed away. we were able to get a dying declaration from him. only enough information to let us know that it was his son that committed this act. >> reporter: police say theriot drove more than 1100 miles on saturday in the ernest family's dodge ford pickup from gonzalez, louisiana, making it to richmond county, virginia, where police say the suspect arrived with a firearm pointed out of the window. the sheriff of louisiana ascension parish said they had no prior interaction with theriot. >> he was not on our radar screen. we never answered a complaint at that residence before.
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>> reporter: the richmond county sheriff tells cbs news that its officers were waiting for him when he arrived at his grandmother's home, they say she requested they be outside her residence theriot is expected to be extradited back to louisiana including five counts of murder. >> quijano: demarco morgan, thank you. furloughed federal workers return to their jobs tomorrow for the first time in 35 days. but getting back to normal with the president, threatening yet another shutdown could take a lot longer. errol barnett is at the white house. >> he's willing to do whatever it take to secure the border. >> reporter: on "face the nation" this morning acting white house chief of staff mick mulvaney says president trump is prepared to shut down the government again to get border security funding. >> he doesn't want to shut the government down, let's make that very clear. he doesn't want to declare a national emergency. >> reporter: democrats and republicans now have until february 15th to agree on government funding and negotiate a bipartisan package.
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>> i really feel that working with democrats and republicans we can make a truly great and secure deal happen for everyone. walls should not be controversial. >> reporter: today moderate senators suggested what could be included in a bipartisan agreement. >> it's going to be a combination of physical barriers, technology, more border patrol agents, more immigration judges, more sensors. >> an immigration reform has to be part of it just putting money towards a structure is not going to do the job that needs to be done. >> reporter: maggie ewell was furloughed during the shutdown and returns to work tomorrow. >> we will try to settle our bills. >> reporter: she is one of 800,000 federal employees awaiting essential back pay and is fearful the worst is not over. >> i am very nervous because if we shut down again in three weeks we will be right back where we started. >> reporter: mick mulvaney who is acting chief of staff and
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budget director says he believes unpaid federal workers will receive their back pay either early or late next week adding that he hopes everyone receives their money by friday. elaine? >> quijano: what do we know about the president's state of the union address? >> reporter: well, we know that it will not be held on tuesday as was originally scheduled by house speaker nancy pelosi and agreed to by president trump. speaker pelosi says she will not discuss new dates until the government is re-opened and as of right now no dates are confirmed just yet. >> quijano: errol barnett, thank you. roger stone today insisted he's innocent. the republican operative is set to appear in court this week. he's also the 6th associate of president trump to be charged in connection with the mueller probe. here's jeff pegues. >> reporter: with his next court appearance on tuesday indicted former trump campaign advisor roger stone suggested that he may be open to cooperating with the special counsel. >> i'm going to tell the truth no matter what. i have no intention of not telling the truth, i have never
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not told the truth. claims that i was less than truthful before the house intelligence committee will be disproven. >> reporter: according to court papers stone spoke to senior trump campaign officials about wikileaks future releases of information stolen from democratic party computer systems by russian-backed hackers. stone who has been friends with the president for decades has denied that he ever shared information about wikileaks with then-candidate trump in 2016. in a tweet on saturday night president trump mentions stone's indictment and the dossier which he calls a "total phony con job." the dossier which was compiled by former british spy christopher steele was just one of several pieces of information that lead the f.b.i. to launch the russia investigation in 2016. the special counsel is seeking to determine if there was coordination between russian operatives and the trump campaign. stone faces seven counts of lying, obstruction and witness tampering. adding up the charges the counts, that is 45 years behind bars.
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would you serve 45 years behind bars if you are found guilty? >> i don't answer hypothetical questions. i'm going to be acquitted and i will be vindicated. >> reporter: the indictment alleges that phone communicating with someone only identified in court papers as person one about wikileaks. conservative author and conspiracy theorist jerome corsi says that he is person one. and that he is willing to testify against stone who is preparing to leave his south florida home to head to washington. elaine. >> quijano: all right, jeff pegues, thank you. and you can see more of jeff's interview with roger stone tomorrow on "cbs this morning." in the philippines today twin bombings at a catholic cathedral killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens of others. it happened on the southern island of jolo. one bomb exploded inside the cathedral. the second went off outside the main doors as people rushed in to help. police suspect jihadists for the attack.
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in brazil rescuers today resumed searching for up to 250 people feared dead after a dam collapsed at an iron ore mine. friday's rupture sent a rush of mining waste and mud into the area. a new study finds an increasingly popular way to get around is also proving a risky ride. jamie yuccas shows us the dangers of e-scooters. >> reporter: electric scooters are fun and convenient but they're also responsible for a surge in broken body parts. >> pretty much every bone in the body including the spine. >> reporter: emergency physician dr. tarik tervetti began documenting the injuries that arrived in his e.r. shortly after scooters rolled out in los angeles in 2017. in just one year some 228 riders zipping around people and cars at speeds up to 15 miles per hour landed in trauma rooms at u.c.l.a.
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most of the injuries resulting from falls. >> i have an incision all the way down to here. >> reporter: adele hughes was excited to try an electric scooter for the first time. she says her accident happened 20 minutes into her ride. >> and i went plunging down on to my right leg. didn't fall but my femur went through my tibia. >> reporter: legally you must be 18 years old to ride a scooter in the golden state. even so, u.c.l.a. has reported they have treated patients from the age of eight to 89. the study also notes physicians found about five percent of patients were riding while intoxicated. there are also reports of fatal accidents. but currently there are no studies with concrete numbers. dr. trevetti actually prefers a scooter, he rides one everywhere. >> i don't even own a car in los angeles. >> reporter: but what the doctor does own is a helmet. under current state law riders are not required to wear one.
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the study found more than 94% of patients chose not to. some suffered life threatening injuries. >> five patients did have intracranial hemorrhage or bleeding inside the brain. >> reporter: the doctor worries riders forget they're fast moving machines so it's likely the injuries will still be coming fast and furious. jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. >> quijano: cbs news reached out to scooter company bird, within of the most popular called the study very limited. another, lime, said it's distributing free helmets to riders. coming up on the "cbs weekend news," a family shattered by opioids, and the billionaire accused of fueling an epidemic. and how rapper meek mill is working with some big names to reduce the negative affects of probation and prison time. and need cold medicine that works fast, the choice is simple. coricidin hbp is the #1 brand
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more documents from a state lawsuit against perdue pharma, the company that makes oxycontin. several members of the billionaire sackler family that owns perdue are accused of marketing the drug despite knowing how addictive it can be. tony dokoupil has more. >> you can see he was a smiley, happy kid. >> reporter: tony lagreca remembers his son matthew's long struggle with prescription opioids which ended his life in 2014. almost 20 years hooked on pills. >> yep. and at the end, no one would even speak to him but me. >> reporter: his son's addiction he said started with a single bottle of oxycontin. >> if used as directed, well, the drug abuses the patient because the drug is what takes control of the brain. >> reporter: a massachusetts lawsuit is the first to name some of perdue pharma's owners, eight members of the sackler family and other executives claiming they participated in a deadly and illegal scheme. the lawsuit cites portions of
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newly obtained emails and memos from then president richard sackler. he once said the launch of oxycontin pills would create a blizzard of prescriptions that would bury the competition. in an email he said we have to hammer on the abusers, they are the culprits, and the problem. maura haley is massachusetts attorney general. they knew this was addictive, they knew people were dying. it was greed that drove them forward? >> of course it was greed. they don't want to accept blame for this. they blame doctors, they blame prescribers and worst of all, they blame patients. >> reporter: in a statement perdue pharma calls the massachusetts lawsuit a rush to vilify the drug maker adding it cherry-picked from among tens of millions of emails and other business documents. as for tony lagreca, he has seen enough. >> truthfully, i would like to see perdue pharma go broke. >> reporter: what about the sackler family. >> i would like to see the heirs
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put in jail, where they belong. >> reporter: we reached out to members of the sackler family named in the complaint and their lawyer, three declined to comment through a press representative and elaine, we never heard back from the rest. >> quijano: tony dokoupil, thank you. straight ahead, how hip-hop artist meek mill is using star power to take on america's criminal justice system. places in america. diest and home to three bp wind farms. in the off-chance the wind ever stops blowing here... the lights can keep on shining. thanks to our natural gas. a smart partner to renewable energy. it's always ready when needed. or... not. at bp, we see possibilities everywhere. to help the world keep advancing.
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>> quijano: hip-hop artist meek mill says he wants to fix the nation's criminal justice system with big names he launched the reform alliance in new york. their goal: reduce the negative effects of probation and prison time, here's gayle king. >> i've been on probation since the age of 18, i'm 31. >> reporter: musician meek mills is a physical sound in the hip- hop world. but now he wants to use it to change the criminal justice system. flanked by high profile supporters he announced the reform alliance. >> every time i started to further my life every year there was something that always brought me back to ground zero, and it was probation. i always wondered what happened to the people that was in situations worse than mine. i'm here to speak for the people that don't have a voice. >> reporter: in 2017 he was
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sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison for a minor probation violation after a decade-old gun and drug possession conviction. after public protests and legal appeal, he was released after serving five months. >> i'm like one of the lucky ones. i never felt more powerless than watching kids i cared about get outrageous sentences when i had gone to yale and seeing kids doing drugs at yale, and worse they would get rehab. and kids in the hood doing fewer drugs getting 20 and 30 year sentences. >> reporter: according to the reform alliance, 4.5 million people like mills are currently on parole or probation for unreasonable terms. their mission, is to dramatically reduce that number by changing laws and policies. >> this problem is so much bigger than meek. fundamentally of our criminal justice system is just broken. >> reporter: the alliance is backed by a 50 million pledge
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from rap superstar jay-z and other prominent figures including new england patriots owner bob kraft and philadelphia 76ers co-owner michael rubin, he was instrumental in mills release. >> people always say to me how lucky meek is to have me as his friend. i look at it exactly the opposite. i couldn't feel more fortunate to have meek as one of my closest friends because he's taught me so much about a world i didn't understand at all. >> i have never been to jail before. and going there and seeing him, i didn't sleep the rest of the night. when we can make america better if we really cure this problem. >> i'm from brooklyn and this has been a part of my life. if someone commits a crime they should go to jail but these things are disproportionate and the whole world knows it. >> quijano: "cbs this morning's" gayle king. coming up, meet the unlikely athletes from the vatican, setting their sites olympic glory.
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young catholics to seize the day, to make their dreams come true. the pontiff was in panama closing out world youth day. pope francis is also encouraging a much smaller group of catholics to chase their dreams. here's seth doane. >> reporter: they posed in front of the starting line as many teams would, but being vatican athletics and with their captain, a monsignor, they also prayed. >> amen. >> reporter: they joined about 8,000 runners outside rome's olympic stadium for sunday's 10k, lacing up a nun, and stretching a member of the pope's army. so a little bit of rain here, not ideal. >> i think for me-- . >> reporter: he is a swiss guard one of the select young men from switzerland who have sworn to protect the pope. they carry on a 500 year tradition. often standing perfectly still while on guard. >> we are old time in the same
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place, you don't move. >> reporter: so it's a relief to go running. and as teammates demonstrated, the vatican offers some rather spectacular training grounds. >> for me running is a form of prayer. >> reporter: sister marie theo is from france. the swiss guard said are you the best on the team. >> no it is not true. i am the nun. >> the only nun. >> reporter: this unlikely team blended right in with the thousands of runners and while there were no medals sunday, for vatican athletics the race was a milestone. seth doane, cbs news, rome. >> quijano: that is the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." for news any time go to cbsn at or download the cbs news app. i'm elaine quijano in new york. thank you for joining us and good night.
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captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by now at six: senator kamala harris officially launches her 20-20 campaign.. live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. >> i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> now at six, kamala harris o officially launches her 2020 campaign. to the roar of a massive hometown crowd. he led the effort to sign barry bonds, tonight the san francisco giants family has lost a legend. i'm brian hackney. >> and i'm juliette goodrich. senator kamala harris kicked off her presidential bid, in front of a hometown crowd of 20,000. political reporter melissa caen was in the middle of it and has more on the senator's message. >> reporter: oakland is known as a hotbed of resistance to
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the trump administration, so it's no surprise that senator harris' speech today included some choice words for the current administration. >> it was just a couple of blocks from this very spot nearly 30 years ago, as a young district attorney, i walked into the courtroom for the first time, and said the five words that would guide my life's work. kamala harris, for the people. >> reporter: among thousands of fans today, senator kamala harris made it official. >> i'm running for president, because i love my country. i love my country. i'm running to be president of the people, by the people, and for all people. >> reporter: she laid out some of her goals. >> i am running to declare once and for all that healthcare is


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