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mother, does traffic reports. >> glad here. thank you for watching this morning. your next local update is at 7:26 and cbs this morning is coming up right now. iotti. good morning to our viewers in the west. welcome to "cbs this morning." unrelenting wrath. hurricane dorian keeps pounding the bahamas, killing at least five people, while 25 million people in the u.s. brace for the monster storm's approach later today. norah o'donnell is in cocoa beach. >> reporter: more than 5 million people are ordered to evacuate as we start to feel dorian's fewer higher in florida. we'll show you the latest storm track as emergency declarations spread across thehe coast. hurricane hunters. we take you on a flight inside dorian with air force crews who have the dangerous duty of measuring its impact.
disaster at sea, 25 people confirmed dead after a dive boat burns off the california coast trapping tourists below deck. we hear from a couple who rescued five survivors. and finding innocent inmates. hear from three wrongly convicted men released in a new effort by philadelphia's district attorney to shake up the justice system. it's tuesday, september 3rd, 2019. here's today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> please pray for us. please pray for us, everyone. >> we are in the midst of an historic tragedy. >> reporter: hurricane dorian continues to pummel the bahamas. >> a category 3 storm battering the islands shredding homes and leaving miles of debris. >> a very dangerous and deadly hurricane. >> millions of americans are under mandatory evacuation orders. >> a boat carrying dozens of people bursts into flames off the california coast. >> at least 25 people have died.
>> you couldn't ask for a worse situation. >> the trump administration has walked back a plan to end deportation protections for sick, undocumented immigrants. >> police reveal a stunning twist in the mass shooting in west texas. >> investigators say the gunman called both the police and the fbi before the shooting. >> he was on a long spiral of going down. >> hundreds of staff from a local hospital in hong kong formed a human chain in support of anti-government demonstrations. >> a chaotic security incident at newark airport had some ssengers evacuating their flights. >> all that -- that'll do it. >> rafael nadal is headed to the quarterfinals. nadal is known for doing fist pumps and his friend tiger woods was spotted doing the same thing. >> and all that matters. >> there was an upset at the u.s. open on the women's side. 13th seeded belinda bencic beat naomi osaka in straight sets. >> a new champion in new york and a new world number one. >> on "cbs this morning."
>> turns around! >> error over the fence but a home run. >> louie world is not a happy place. >> no it's not. >> clearly, this guy needs a little more practice. >> back, twists to the edge of the track. louie world thought he'd get another chance but he has to wait. >> all right. >> that was very nice. >> all right. yes, louie. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> louie world got his souvenir after wall. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with tony dokoupil. gayle is getting a break so cbs news contributor maria elena salinas is back with us. >> great to be here. >> we are still tracking hurricane dorian which has barely budged in 24 hours. millions of people in florida and the southeast are anxiously watching the hurricane, a powerful and menacing threat sitting a hundred miles off the
coast. >> this morning dorian is still over the bahamas where the prime minister calls the devastation unprecedented and extensive. the storm is blamed for at least five deaths. >> the national hurricane center says dorian has started moving toward the u.s. again. our correspondents are all along the florida coast, where more than 4 million people have been ordered to evacuate. and meteorologist megan glaros is in studio 57 following dorian's projected track. first let's go to cbs evening news anchor norah o'donnell who leads our coverage in cocoa beach, florida. good morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. hurricane dorian is now moving at 1 mile per hour and it is going to get dangerously close to florida later today. even if the storm does not make landfall here in florida, officials warn that doesn't mean we won't see dangerous wind and storm surge. in fact, most of florida's east coast could feel hurricane conditions by this evening. we're talking about 25 million
people are in the projected path of this monster storm. virginia joined four other states overnight declaring a state of emergency. there are coastal communities from florida including here in cocoa beach up through the carolinas that have been ordered to evacuate. mandatory evacuations. there are parts of the coastal carolinas that could see 15 inches of rain. devastating hurricane conditions continue on grand bahama island. this deadly storm had been essentially parked over the northern bahamas for nearly t days. imagine that. take a look at this picture. this is the runway at the grand bahama islands international airport. you can see it looks like an ocean. cbs this morning lead national correspondent david begnaud is here in cocoa beach. david? >> reporter: good morning. coa beh is under a mandatory evacuation order. i went for a run last night as crazy as it sounds and about 11:00 you could see it was a ghost town. nobody was out. businesses and homes for as far as the eye could see boarded up
with plywood and many people had sand bags in front of it. the real concern here is the water coming in as storm surge, defined as sea water being pushed by the wind inland and causing flooding. let's talk about the grand bahamas. the context of this is important. there are 700 islands in the bahamas. 30 of them are inhabitable. we are talking about two that have been ravaged by this hurricane so far the prime minister when we heard from him the last time said they are in the midst of an historic tragedy. >> this is what the aftermath of a category 5 hurricane looks like. dorian has ravaged portions of the bahamas with torrential rainfall and wind gusts of over 200 miles per hour. according to the red cross, an estimated 13,000 homes are damaged or destroyed in the bahamas, which is home to nearly 400,000 people. overwhelming storm surge has
swallowed entire neighborhoods. video shows water that is waist deep and much higher in some locations, stretching for miles across the abaco islands. >> the devastation is unprecedented, and extensive. >> reporter: the punishing conditions were amplified when the storm stalled directly over grand bahama. crawling across the island at just 1 mile per hour. >> our mission and focus now is search, rescue, and recovery. >> reporter: the life threatening conditions have strained search and rescue efforts as distress calls were pouring in. this woman told a local news station that her 8-year-old grandson drowned in the rising water. >> my grandson is dead. i just seen my grandson about two days ago. he tells me he loves me. >> reporter: the death toll is likely to climb. this photo was posted by a local newspaper showing bodies being loaded on back of a flat bed
truck. kevin tomlinson evacuated to a nearby shelter in grand bahama. we spoke with him overnight. >> you can feel the force and the pressure of the wind biting against the building repeatedly over and over, nonstop. but our hearts are still strong and the spirit of the bahamian people is still intact. we will rise from this occasion. >> reporter: there are reports of people who have so much water in their homes they've actually made a hole in the roof in order to get out. other reports that ocean water has gone into drinking wells and there is a need for clean drinking water. i spoke with chef jose andreas of world central kitchen. he and his team are in nassau right now. he said they have 3,000 meals so far ready to go. he is trying to see how he can get to the abaco islands or grand bahama to start feeding people. the bottom line is the bahamas are being ravaged by this monster that is literally just sitting, just sitting and spinning above them.
>> flattening the bahamas. david, thank you. hurricane dorian may be spinning in place but it is also widening. tropical storm force winds are reaching parts of florida. you can see it starting to rain here. of course some of the winds are in juneau beach and janet shamlian is there. about 100 miles south of us, janet? what are the conditions there? >> reporter: norah, good morning. it is a wet and windy one here on the beach. tropical storm force winds. in fact, gusts exceeding 60 miles an hour at this location within the past few hours. with that storm stalled a hundred miles off the coast this area is just waiting to see what dorian will do. this morning all palm beach county schools are closed through thursday. the airport is closed. at least three hospitals in the area have shut their doors, transferring their patients to other facilities. there is a mandatory evacuation order in effect. many people are heeding that. there are 11 shelters in palm beach county set up. 2600 people have gone to those
shelters as of this morning. officials are warning people not to let their guard down with the path of this storm still so uncertain. it is the end of a long holiday ekend but it sure doesn't feel like it on this stretch of the . stores, businesses, restaurants all closed. in fact, it's hard to find anything open. norah, i just want to show you and talk a little bit about the erosion here on the beach. we were here yesterday for cbs this morning and the surf and the high waves have just washed away so much of the sand. it's very dramatic, having seen it just a day before. norah? >> janet, thank you. it's hard to find anything open around here, too. you're right. officials do not want you to let your guard down. we'll have much more ahead on hurricane dorian from cocoa beach in our next hour. right now for more coverage let's go back to tony in new york. >> t you vy much. scary pictures. let's check the forecast with meteorologist megan glaros of our chicago station wbbm-tv. she is keeping an eye on
dorian's path. what do we know right now? >> already in the state of florida we're starting to see those rain bands. they've been going for a while but they'll continue wrapping in. the system as a whole, though, is still stationary. dorian has not moved. earlier probably 24 hours ago it was on the eastern edge of grand bahama island. now it's barely in toward the central portion. we have winds sustained to 120 miles per hour, so when and why does it make that turn to the north? here's what we've got going on essentially. it is something called a trough of low pressure. and that trough is right here. you can see it very clearly because it's that brown shaded area. what essentially that is going to do eventually is pick the storm up and begin to make that northerly motion with dorian. and that's when it will make its closest approach to the state of florida and then eventually to the carolinas, potentially virginia. so here is where we are by tuesday evening. this will be the closest approach as it gets to the florida coast line here. so by tonight, we're talking
about melbourne, fort pierce, areas around orlando, potentially in tropical storm force conditions with the core of those hurricane winds just offshore. now, the national hurricane center has been moving that track over and over, which is good news for the state of florida. in terms of a landfall. so let's take a look at that track and let you know exactly what i am seeing. the good news is, yes, it moves north. the bad news is parts of the u.s. mainland are still in the cone. you can see by wednesday this is wednesday in the morning it is still a cat 3, about even with cape canaveral. then accelerating on, off, a little closer into the carolinas here. what i think is going to happen is once it gets picked up by this trough it very quickly moves up to the north. because then it's in a moving system. right now it's essentially stationary because it's lost its steering currents. we can see that charleston, savannah, very close to that cone of error. we still anticipate it staying off the shore line of the carolinas but they're still in the cone so we'll continue to
track this. for the bahamas we just need it to start to move. anthony? >> thanks, megan. by our count more than 4 million people on florida's atlantic coast are under mandatory orders to evacuate. the reality is many of them will stay put despite dorian's threat. that worries emergency responders, of course. mark strassman spoke to people in st. augustine beach southeast of jacksonville. mark, how are they preparing for dorian? >> reporter: good morning. st. augustine beach has become ghost town, florida. gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants, all closed. more people will evacuate today. more but not all. >> probably end up losing a shed but at least it's not the house. >> reporter: chris allen almost lost his house three years ago. hurricane matthew flooded his neighborhood. he says more than a foot of water poured into his home. >> we lost everything. we were out of our house for over a year, just about a year. financially it killed us. >> reporter: allen is leaving for dorian.
st. augustine beach has a mandatory evacuation order. but other residents will ignore it. >> do you have a plan "b" or anything? >> sergeant krissie padgett is checking on vulnerable residents, senior citizens like 76-year-old holly bozen. she is nervy enough to stay put. >> i've never left before, see, and i'm not going to start. >> reporter: mandatory evacuation orders now apply to roughly 700,000 coastal floridians, age 65 and up. but no state law lets padgett enforce it. >> frustrating? >> yes. because they are in the most dangerous, the most likely to flood or high winds and everything like that. >> reporter: don't mention flads to chris allen. it's why he built this home made dam before leaving. >> matthew did not cut you a break. you're hoping dorian does. >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: now with the churning surf here in st. augustine beach, the waves will probably get even bigger as the day goes on. here is what chris allen told us
about his experience with hurricane matthew. that is, had it not been for matthew he probably would have stayed put for dorian. what it also taught him about a hurricane is this. it can get you. anthony? >> mark strassman, thanks. you can get updates on hurricane dorian around the clock by using our cbs news and also find our streaming service email@example.com. more bodies were more bodies pulled from waters off the california coast. the u.s. coast guard assesses the death toll at least 25. nine people still unaccounted for. the coast guard is 30 miles from where the boat sank. what do we know? >> reporter: hours before the fire broke out three of the victim celebrated their birthday. one of them a teenager surrounded by her parents. one of the crewmembers managed to escape and had to leave his girl from behind.
most of the victims trapped inside the boat. of drowning. the boat conception was anchored just 20 yards off the channel islands near the ventura coast line when it caught fire. >> i can't breathe! >> reporter: according to the coast guard the first mayday call came in around 3:30 in the morning. >> are there people onboard the vessel and can't get off -- >> the coast guard launched vessels as well as boats and located a vessel fully engulfed in flames. >> reporter: the 75-foot vessel carried dozens of divers on a >> roger. you don't have any firefighting gear at all? >> reporter: when the fire began many were asleep in their bunks below deck. the blueprint shows stairs leading to the main deck at the front of the vessel. authorities say the company operating the boat had a good safety record. >> the crew was actually already awake and on the bridge and they jumped off. >> reporter: five crew members swam to a nearby fishing boat owned by bob and shirley hansen. >> the flames and knowing there are people onboard and cannot
get out. you can only imagine the horror they were going through. >> reporter: they pulled the crew members to safety including the ship's captain who told them a rear escape hatch was engulfed in fire and the crew could do nothing to help the passengers. one crew member was inconsolable telling them three passengers were celebrating birthdays including a 17-year-old there with her parents. >> he was crying because he knew they were still on the boat. >> then one of the crewmen, his girlfriend was also onboard and she was down there. >> reporter: for family members arriving at the harbor the reality of the tragedy still raw. >> do you know someone who may have been on that boat? >> my son. our son. >> reporter: and still so many people still in shock this morning. the ntsb and the fbi are headed to the scene to assist in the investigation looking into what caused this fire. officials tell us that boat is
unstable, upside down, submerged in about 60 feet of water which is complicating the effort to retrieve the bodies. >> all right, jonathan. thank you very much. we're learning that the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in west texas called police before and during the massacre. mireya villarreal reports on what invtigators are saying. >> he was on a long spiral of going down. he didn't wake up saturday morning and walk into his company and then it happened. >> reporter: authorities say both 36-year-old seth ator and his employer at an oil services company called police after ator was fired saturday morning but ator was gone by the time they arrived. >> was it hard to keep up with him and how quickly he was moving? >> absolutely it was. >> reporter: fbi special agent christopher combs says during ator's shooting rampage across midland county and odessa ator was also calling 911. >> he said he was the guy doing it. >> reporter: there were over 15 different crime scenes stretching over a ten-mile
radius. on average, combs says most active shooting incidents are over in about six minutes, but this incident lasted well over an hour. fbi agents raiding ator's property say it was strange and reflective of his mental state. what is it about this particular man that is unique and different about other active shooting situations besides just that he was mobile? >> you look at the ones we've already had this year, it's very similar in nature. >> reporter: what are those characteristics? >> i think the most important characteristics where people can help us is this spiraling downward path that these good morning to you. it's a great start to the day. a cloudy foggy start along the coast and in some of the in the locations as well. temperatures a little bit cooler compared to yesterday but your average if not a couple of degrees above average. 92 in concord. 85 san jose. 76 oakland.
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at least 25 people are dead and nine others still missing in the deadly boat fire off the coast of santa barbara. we are learning some of the victims could be from santa cruz here to in less than an hour the city will reopen christmas hill park for the first time since the mass shooting there. a moment of silence will happen at 10:30 this morning at a temporary memorial site under a large country. the ribbon-cutting at chase center san francisco ahead of its big opening to the public friday night. today's event is closed to the public. the governor and the mayor will both be there.
it's it's 7:30. here's what's happening on "cbs this morning." hurricane dorian sits still, rashing the bahamas, while the florida coast waits for the storm to move closer. some people are staying home despite mandatory evacuation orders. >> plan for the worst case scenario. >> rescuers search for the remaining victims of a deadly boat fire in california as investigators try to learn how the horror began. >> one of those things you can't unsee. >> the fbi and police say the gunman called several times before his rampage left seven dead. >> he was on a long spiral of going down. >> plus, how parents can help
their children learn to love reading at any age. it starts at home. >> and philadelphia's district attorney finds inmates who were wrongly convicted and sets them free. >> to seek justice. when somebody sits in a jail cell for a crime they did not commit that is an injustice. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with tony dokoupil. gayle king is off so cbs news contributor maria elena salinas is with us. hurricane dorian weakened slightly overnight but remains a dangerous category 3 storm as it ram ajs the bahamas. at least five deaths are blamed on the hurricane. in the southeastern u.s. 25 million americans are threatened by dorian. meteorologist megan glaros of our chicago station wbbm-tv is here with the latest forecast. megan, good morning. >> good morning to you, anthony. so we know there are hurricane warnings up for a large chunk of florida all the way up to jacksonville essentially and then hurricane watches extend up
into south carolina. but over the bahamas, that will be the biggest story in terms of devastation. this is a 36-hour loop of the storm. it's essentially not moved at all and is still sitting over grand bahama island lashing them with the eyewall of the storm. just to put it into perspective a bit, we know harvey created so much damage it was fresh water flooding from all that rain. it sat for days and days over the houston area as a category 1. maria on the other hand made landfall as a strong category 4 but quickly moved past the island of puerto rico. this is the worst of both because it's not moving and it's essentially a very strong storm. we do know, though, the hurricane hunter aircraft are out in the storm getting the latest information as we speak. they'll feed that all into the models so we get a good idea of what is happening from this point forward. >> thank you. you mentioned the hurricane hunters. much of what we know about dorian comes from those hurricane hunters who track storms from the sky. errol barnett was aboard a u.s.
air force plane that flew right into the eye of the hurricane. he is now at the airforce base in biloxi, mississippi. errol, better you than me. sounds like a dangerous mission. good morning. >> reporter: well, tony, it sounds dangerous because it is. the aircraft that went into dorian before us had to return to base because of a mechanical issue. let me show you what we're dealing with here. the military folks will recognize these aircraft as hercules c-130s but they've been modified. they are wc-130js so they can take on hurricanes. one of the modifications the external fuel tank, one of two, that allows the aircraft to stay in the air for up to 14 hours making for one truly epic flight. as the 53rd weather reconnaissance squadron begins their ascent -- >> the center of the storm and this is our entry point. >> reporter: -- the menacing target of their mission, hurricane dorian, threatens 25 million people in its projected path. about 10,000 feet in the sky,
chief piemt lieutenant colonel jeff ragusa and his crew are collecting data to assess the storm's impact around the clock. how is what we're doing over the bahamas now helping people in florida and georgia in the days ahead? >> knowing what it is doing now is going to be the information they need to know where it's going to be. >> reporter: the crew drops gps sensors like these while flying directly through the hurrane's eye to its edge and back again as many as four times. they gather information about the storm's speed, direction, and winds. you take a look at this radar behind me. you can see we are in the eyewall of hurricane dorian. you can feel the turbulence increase. the light is diminishing. it really gives you a sense of just how unstable the middle of these massive storms can be. up here the scenery can change within moments from the gray and choppy eyewall to the storm's
eerily bright and sur reaserene. on the ground winds are ravaging the bahamas. dorian's next target, the united states. >> going to start basically hugging the whole eastern coast line of the united states up until north carolina so this is, as far as people being prepared, just because it is not making landfall doesn't mean you are in less danger. >> reporter: as we left the bahamas, we caught sight of this sunset over florida, a reminder that even nature's beauty can betray approaching danger. and one of those dangers includes thunderstorms and lightning. take a look at this video shot onboard one of these hurricane hunter planes on sunday. the cockpit lit up with this bright, purple light because of thunderstorms taking place around it. these are the only aircraft in the world permitted to fly through storms like this. there are 12 of them. most other aircraft have to stay 10 to 20 miles away.
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only happen in one place. >> would you like to feel it? >> reporter: it is a shark captured by marine scientists wess pratt and nick whitney of the new england aquarium. shark petting is not something you often get asked to do in this line of work. he's lovely. the shark is an unwilling part of an annual research study out on the dry tortugas, tiny specks of land southwest of key west, florida. every year like clock work sharks gather here for their annual under water mating dance and the scientists gather as well to catch them. >> it's called extreme site fidelity. they love this place. >> this is a what, shark dating bar. >> it is. a singles bar for sharks. >> this is the only place in the world where you can study shark mating behavior on a reliable basis. >> reporter: they've developed a sly technique moving toward the sharks as they've got their man minds on something else and netting them. it is the kind of thing you
better get right the first time. >> nice. >> reporter: these are nurse sharks, not the most fearsome species, but can still take a chunk out of you when disturbed. and this is the definition of disturbed. >> it's a bit rude. >> yeah. we're voyeurs. >> somebody has to do it. >> before we started almost nothing was known about shark mating behavior. this particular species is a window into that world. white sharks, blue sharks, hammerheads, all mate like this. >> reporter: and they're all threatened. landed as by catch by fishermen and caught deliberately for food in some parts of the world. without enough sharks at the top of the food chain the rest of the marine world is out of whack. >> so yes. sharks need our help. they need our understanding. they need our research. >> reporter: technology is helping that research. wes and nick not only tag the
sharks they attach cameras and instruments that track movement. the devices float to the surface after a few days, revealing whether the animal has found a partner. >> getting a little fed up. >> reporter: the sharks will only stand for all this handling for so long. >> absolutely. some are very calm. and others are less so. we have one that every time we catch has tried to bite me and i've named it after my sister. >> reporter: and if catching them is tricky, try letting them go. >> trick is to get him out of here. >> maybe stand back a little back. there he goes. >> reporter: so it's back to the shark singles bar. in this day and age with selfies of course. for "cbs this morning" i'm mark phillips in the dry tortugas. >> you know what marine scientists do. >> i like mark's translation of the science. the scientist called it an extreme site fidelity.
mark is like you mean a shark dating bar? >> yes. >> vlad duthiers is talking about some of the stories today. >> we've got good news to report. it's been a tough news cycle. remember the toddler wounded in saturday's shooting in west texas, ahead new images of the toddler and how she is recovering. >> remember her stricken mother as well. very happy to see she seems to be recovering, good morning. we are looking at low clouds in areas of bog along the coast. temperatures near average for this time of year. we will have a clearing except for the coast. 92 concord. 92 fairfield. 91 livermore. 70s in oakland. upper 60s san francisco. more clouds wednesday cooling down as we had to the work week into the weekend.
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her family's suv when she was shot in the tongue and the lip and hit in the chest by shrapnel. we spoke with her mother after the incident. >> i'm so grateful anderson is here. i'm so thankful that we're not one of those families that's on the other side of this. >> all right. some good news, folks. good news. anderson's parents released new photos of the toddler recovering from her injuries. she's expected to make a full recovery. >> kids are so resilient. >> yeah. >> so good to see. she looks great. >> such a good, happy ending to such a tragic story. prince harry taking a little bit of criticism recent leap for traveling on private planes while at the same time voicing concerns about the environment. earlier today in amsterdam the duke of sussex announced an initiative aimed at cutting emissions and addressed his own controversy saying sometimes he needs to fly private. he did say that what he's trying to do is offset the co2 that he consumes. part of the discussion was about
offsetting co2, and he says the reasons he may fly on a private jet is for security reasons. take a listen to this. >> i can't fly commercial. i spend 99% of my life traveling by commercial. occasionally there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to -- to ensure that my family are safe. >> so he's got this new initiative. it's called being a travelist. it's a culmination of two years of research. it will help figure out the solution. >> the effort is to try to combat global warming by minimizing the effects of air travel. but a lot of the people say it's a work-around. bigger structural changes need to happen like bigger, clean planes. >> at least he understands the criticism that people have. >> absolutely. >> he's addressing it. >> he's under so much scrutiny. it is end of the road for defending u.s. open champion naomi osaka. so sad. i'm so sad for her. but she tweeted that she falls down 18 million times, she gets back up 18 million times.
she's a top-ranked women's player. she was eliminated after losing the fourth round match at the championship yesterday. but victory was sweet for second men's seed rafael nadal who reached the quarterfinals of the grand slam event after a fourth round win. get this -- cheering him on at yesterday's match was none other than tiger woods. i recognize that fist pump -- >> you know know who that. >> he delivered multiple fist pumps throughout the game. after the game nadal repaid the love and told fans he knows how he feels about tiger. >> amazing that he -- to play in front of all of you, of course, but to play in front of -- [ cheers ] play in front of -- playing in front of tiger for me is a very special thing. i always say that i never had big idols. but if i have to say one, one idol is him. you know, i always -- >> i guess a lot of pressure. >> wow. >> yeah.
>> the urban dictionary says that's a bromance. >> a bromance. incredible match. a lot of fist pumping, i should say. reminded me of jimmy connors who won the open five times. it was his birthday yesterday. 67. >> people don't know it's a war out there. >> right. thanks. you can watch vlad on our streaming service cbsn, find it on cbsnews.com or the app. ahead, coverage of hurricane dorian and back to norah o'donnell to see how the storm's power is starting to be felt. ♪i get down on my knees ♪and i start to pray ♪till the tears run down from my eyes♪ ♪lord somebody, ooh somebody ♪can anybody find me somebody to love?♪ alexa, play queen on amazon music. [music playing]
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at least 25 people are dead and nine others still missing in the deadly boat fire off the coast of santa barbara. we are learning some of the victims could be from santa cruz . police in san jose shutdown lanes is investigated deadly hit-and-run that happened early this morning on story road. it's the 10th fatal hit-and-run in san jose this year. the jury in the trial is set to resume today. dirk and max charge with manslaughter in the deaths of 36 people inside a warehouse two years ago.
it's busy out there along 580. we have a couple of accidents adding to the mess. a crash at el toro. it's making a very easy ride. stop and go conditions 55 minutes. your drive time from 205 to the connector. elsewhere your 56 minutes almost an hour west east shore freeway highway four. the westbound itself is seeing a lot of brake lights. that's a look at your morning drive. here's a look at your forecast. we are starting off the day with clouds and areas of bog along the bay. as we had through the afternoon the highs around where they should be for this time of year. a warm day inland. 92 concord 91 livermore. mid-70s in oakland. upper 60s san francisco.
good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday september 3rd, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead hurricane dorian'sll-out assault on the bahamas unending punishment for nearly 48 hours, plus t eyewitnesses who say they could do nothing to save more than two dozen people on a burning boat. see how a new app that can put you in the movies can also threaten your privacy. first here is today's eye-opener at 8:00. >> millions of people in florida and the southeast are anxiously watching the hurricane. a powerful and menacing threat.
>> hurricane dorian is going to get dangerously close to florida even if the storm does not make landfall. officials warn that doesn't mean we won't see dangerous wind and storm surge. >> cocoa beach is a ghost town, many piled up sandbags. the concern is the water. >> within the last two hours with the storm stalled off the coast, this area waiting to see what dorian will do. >> morgan, fort pierce, areas around orlando potentially in tropical storm force conditions. >> officials tell us that boat is unstable, upside down, submerged 60 feet in water, which is complicating the effort to retrieve the bodies. >> look at that. bizarre scene at wrigley field in chicago, a snake made out of beer cups put together by cubs fans. the trick is to make the snake as long as possible before security arrives. >> security is coming on. they will have none of it.
they want to have their fun. they just keep moving. >> this morning's eye-opener is presented by toyota, let's go places. >> isn't baseball exciting to watch? >> exciting, make a big snake in the stands. >> i was going to say, i guess the game wasn't that interesting. i'm tony dokoupil, alina is with us. >> happy to be here. >> we continue with dorian starting to move northward to the u.s. after leaving the bahamas causing widespread devastation. at least five deaths reported there. the number could rise as the crews get a better look at the damage across the low-lying islands. >> u.s. coast guard airlifted about 40 people from a clinic. they predict most of the east coast will feel tropical storm force winds within the next 24 hours. cbs news anchor norah o'donnell in cocoa beach, florida. norah, you have new information on dorian, don't you? >> good morning. we just received a new advisory on the massive storm that is
threatening millions along the east coast here. dorian is just starting to inch toward the northwest at 1 miles per hour after stalling over the bahamas. we just got new numbers from the international red cross. 62,000 people on abaco and grand bahama island do not have freshwater. think about that. eleven counties under mandatory evacuation including here in brevard county. evacuations in place for georgia and the carolinas. florida's governor's office says at least 85 shelters and 25 special needs shelters are open in this state. overnight we started to see some localized flooding in south florida. these are pictures of floodwaters in miami. cbs lead national correspondent david begnaud is also here in cocoa beach. david, the storm has already done some serious damage as it creeps closer to us right here in florida. >> yeah, norah, and we can feel
the winds. as i look down the beach, which is a ghost town, by the way. you can't see very far. the sand is blowing things to the wind. no rain so far, though i'm starting to feel a couple drops. cocoa beach, a mandatory evacuation zone and you really can't find anybody on the street right now. let's talk about the bahamas. the prime minister there says they are in the midst of a historic tragedy. so far this morning at least five people are confirmed dead. to the video now, let us show you what we have and what we're getting from people who are on the island. the images we're seeing are hard to believe. the storm is actually stalled on top of the island for about 14 hours. remember, this context is so important. there are 700 islands in the bahamas, 30 of them are inhabitable and abaco and grand bahama are the ones we're talking about. 2 feet of rain has fallen and the ocean rose up with a storm surge as much as 23 feet swallowing up entire communities. this video shows floodwaters all
the way to the roof of a home on grand bahama leaving occupants with nowhere to go. enone reported incident, a grandmother, who has six grandkids, cut a headline in her roof in order to get out. in another case, a five-month-old infant was found stranded on a rooftop. all right. to the airport now. this is a look at the floodwater from the freeport international airport. it looks like it's sitting in the middle of the ocean. we spoke to one man hunkered down in freeport, which is the main town of grand bahama. >> you hear time and time again it sounds like a train rushing past, a training circling around you 24, 36 hours. that storm surge at one point was 23 feet in places with almost noelle valuation above sea level. >> it's incredible to look at the video. back in florida where we are in cocoa beach, nobody on the street. it is a ghost town.
many people have left. hard to say the majority. you're about to hear from the city manager but a lot of poo emhave left. it's really quiet, norah, as you know as we start to feel stronger winds moving ashore here. >> all right, david. thank you so much. coco city beach manager here with us. thank you for being here. i know it's a busy time for you. the concern is a storm surge of 7' here. what are you telling to residents? >> the first thing is for people to stay off the beach, obviously. we have a pretty robust dunes system. we think that will hold what we need to have held but certainly we're going to have some surge and pottially some loss of beach. >> the other concern, of course, the wind. i know you have mandatory evacuation here in this community. how many people have evacuated? >> well, we don't know the actual number but we know we have a number of residents here, but we do have visitors and tourists off the barrier island. >> this is a big tourist destination. most people get on cruise ships from here. >> absolutely.
>> they are gone. >> they are gone. >> i know you mentioned a 100-year-old resident saying she's not going, she wants to stay. what do you do? >> we check on her regularly. the police force knows that and that's their job to make sure that she's okay. >> even in just the time you've been here, i can feel the wind really picking up. at what miles per hour do you get concerned about the safety of your residents and say absolutely don't go outside your home. >> generally when it hits 50 miles per hour, we're going to cease responding to emergency calls. >> you're got to stop. >> we're going to stop. we will in the put our employees in danger. 50 is generally when we stop responses. they ned to stay inside their struck yours, don't wander around, stay home. >> you must be breathing a sigh of relief this morning as it looks like the latest track has this storm moving east and up the coast. >> yes, we are pleased to see that. we believe while that is the case, we know a jog here, a jg there and we're still dealing with hurricane force. we're cautiously optimistic at
this point in time. >> jim mcknight, thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. let's go back to anthony in new york. anthony. >> thanks, norah. we're seeing the powerful storm more than 200 miles above earth. these incredible images taken from the international space station. can you see just how big the storm was as it lashed the northwestern bahamas. meteorologist megan glaros from chicago station is here with the latest forecast. good morning, megan. >> good morning, anthony. the latest has dorian down now to a category 2 storm. we notice on satellite imagery over the last several hours we started to lose the eye. you couldn't see it anymore. it's essentially closed in at this point. now a category 2 storm. the movement north and west was 1 mile an hour, now up to 2. we believe that acceleration is going to happen in the next 12 to 24 hours being picked up quite a bit more quickly. right now it's sitting over the area of the bahamas and churning up that water so long that we
have so much cool water coming up to the surface and that's helped serve to weaken it. it is going to run into warmer water as it gets close to the line of florida. the latest hurricane track from the national hurricane center does keep it as a category 2 and keeps florida completely out of that cone of error. we do see in the south and north carolina region not totally out of the realm of possibility at this point. anthony. >> thanks, megan. remember, you can keep track of hurricane dorian 24/7 on our cbs news app or by logging onto cbs news.com. we're learning more about the deadly boat
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nine people a nine people are still missing this morning after the deadly boat fire and explosion off the coast of southern california. at least 25 people were killed after the fire broke out on a charter boat early yesterday morning. today we're hearing from a couple who rescued the five survivors. meg oliver in santa barbara harbor where the boat launched from. a small memorial there is growing with flowers, sandals and a pair of flippers. what they saw must have been terrifying. >> reporter: good morning. they described it as pure hor r horror. the boat used to be docked bend me next to its sister ship. we talked to them when they anchored overall. a fire broke out several hundred feet away. they saved five men soaked and shivering from the water as they looked hopelessly at the flames.
>> then i heard "help." >> frantic yells woke them up. five people nearby. >> i saw a man with a broken leg lying at the bottom of the dingy in water. >> my wife assisted the guy. opened the door so they could slide the fellow with the broken leg here. we had him right here. you got him some pillows and a blanket. >> a blanket and towels. >> they said some of the crew members tried to go back and rescue the others but found no one. >> at first you feel helpless. but now it's settling in. you know, it's one of those things you just can't unsee. >> they say their own daughter has gone diving on that same boat before and a family friend of theirs had was a divemaster did not make it out.
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realistic and your face could be used for anything. cbs news contributor and wired editor here to help us understand what is known as deep fake technology. you're here, you're real. this is not a simulation. what are the concerns? it seems like a lot of fun. >> it is a lot of fun. that's why it's become so popular so quickly. the concerns are people can take the image and do whatever they want with it. in china in particular. images used for financial transactions, having someone create images of your face is scary. >> there are other app that can do this. what makes this different? >> it's really good and came up with a clever idea of creating movie scenes and allowing you to put your face into the scenes. it was a brilliant idea for an appear. >> jennifer lopez in "hustle." >> can she do it? >> i don't know. >> my question is there are real privacy concerns. the terms of service when
launched were quite bad. they said we can do whatever we want with your face for as long as we want it. we can even give it to the government for whatever purpose they might have, so that's concerning. however, for a public figure or for someone who shares their face all over the place, as all four of us do, i don't see why it's particularly bad. if you're a dissident, if you're an undercover operative, if you're concerned about chinese state surveillance, don't use this app. >>ening i think a lot of people in china are. it raises a lot of questions. >> absolutely. >> a democratic congressman said there are nightmare scenarios in 2020. you used to be able to believe what you see with your eyes and hear with your ears but now you can't anymore. >> absolutely. 20i7b 20 it's highly likely someone will make some kind of realistic fake video on one of the candidates saying something they didn't say or doing something they didn't do. that's concerning. candidates also have cameras with them all the time. it's relatively easy to
disprove. what i worry about the most is bullying and kids creating videos of classmates. there's a lot of bad stuff you can do with this technology to really hurt people's feelings that may be worse than what's going to high pressure in politics. >> how is the company reacting to criticism. >> so sorry about that. the app launched, shot up to the top of the charts. backlash was immediate. they said, okay, we're changing our privacy policies, concerns, we'll delete your information if you delete the app, we're sorry. they got suspended. they have had a lot of backlash what you have privacy. sometimes in america we think china doesn't care about privacy, they do. >> someone could create a video of a political candidate, fake or genuine and say that's not me in black face, that's not me singing that particular song or making the comments. >> absolutely.
we're going to need real verification technology which people are working on. >> good to hear. >> thank you very much. as children head back to school, show you what parents an d it's 8:25. at least 25 people are dead, nine others still missing this morning in the deadly boiroff t now we're learning some of the victims could be from santa cruz. the city of gilroy has reopened christmas hill park for the first time since the mass shooting there. a moment of silence will happen at 10:30 this morning at a temporary memorial site under a large palm tree. starting this morning, bart riders can no longer buy paper tickets at the powell street station. made the transition last month. downtown berkeley station is up next starting on september
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welcome back. the traffic center, it is 8:27. if you plan on using mass transit this morning, just a heads up we are dealing with some delays for capital corridor through oakland. mechanical issues. that just in. bart has reopened up the tracks between walnut creek. right now no delays. muni on time as well as cal train. your freeways busy. lots of red as you work your
way along 580. 53 minutes now. still busy on the east shore freeway. you'll see brake lights out of hercules, westbound, 4 sluggish as well. 101 out of the south bay northbound. lots of delays there. that earlier crash at shoreline now clear. you're backed up 76 minutes now. san jose towards sfo. quick look at the bay bridge. metering lights are on. you're backed up to the maze. you can see on the live traffic cameras the cloudy start to the day we have on shore flow kicking in. that's why as we head through the afternoon temps cooler compared to yesterday. but right around average for this time of year. we'll continue with that cooldown as we head through the week. for today, we'll have that clearing for most of us, except for the coast. 92 in concord. 91 livermore. 76 in oakland. 69 in san francisco and 66 for pacifica. breezy conditions for the bay and coast with westerly winds 10 to 20 miles per hour.
morning." it's time to bring you some of the stories that are the talk of the table this morning. this is where we each pick a story we would like to share with each other and all of you. >> i have something social media related. if you recall when gayle interviewed the head of instagram, he said they were going to hide the likes. it turns out facebook is doing some similar. a security researcher found out about it. you pull the like button off social media, it might be able to mitigate some of the worst qualities of social media, like the drive for affection and validation, the competition. you know, lot of the worst behavior on social media, the extreme content, which gets
rewarded and also the unhealthy relationship we have with our phones is driven by the like button. it could be a really good thing to see it gone. >> it will also be interesting to see if people use it le >> that might be a good thing. >> isn't that the motivation for using social media, to see how many likes you're going to get and comments? >> it's a motivation, but more and more people find it unhealthy. there are other social media platforms will remain to make you feel inadequate. twitter is there to makia feel bad about yourself. what do you have? >> singer khalid gave back to his home town of el paso on sunday when he held a benefit concert to help the victims of last month's shooting in the as we know, when some of these disasters happen, they get off the headlines and people forget about it and don't do anything to help these people. so khalid went back to his home town, held a concert, tweeted about it, as we just saw. he invited some of his friends. matthew mcconaughey was there,
beto o'rourke was also there, and the money, the proceeds from this concert and from some of the t-shirts sold there will go to el paso community foundation. they have established an el paso victims relief fund, a ver good cause among other things. they will provide scholarships for the victims of some of these children, whether they were shot and hurt those who were killed. >> good that he went back. the money is nice, bualso just having a good time out is nice. >> former chicago bears star charles peanut tillman also raised money for charity. he over came his fear of open water to row 65 miles across lake michigan with his rowing partner, jacob beckley, to raise money for pediatric cancer research. that boat you see them in, they actually built from scratch. 65 miles they rode, over 24 hours. as peanut tillman said that's 1144 football fields.
they raised about $100,000 for their foundation. it was inspired in part by tillman's daughter, tina, who received a heart transplant 11 years ago. the really cool part is tina was there to see her father row into chicago, and she said she was amazed. >> that's a beautiful thing. i want to go back to he's afraid of the nfl. i don't know if you can play in the nfl and be courageous enough to take those hits. >> he trained for a long time to do it. >> thank you. philadelphia's top prosecutor is considered a national role model for criminal justice reform, despite criticism of his progressive agenda. district attorney larry krasner made it a priority to investigate problematic convictions when he took office last year. and just 19 months, 9 people, some serving life sentences, have been exonerated. he also fired 31 people to clean up the d.a.'s office. national correspondent jericka
duncan talked to him about reforming the culture, and she also met three men who were recently exonerated. what was it like hearing their story snz. >> it was very powerful. i spoke with three memwho together spent nearly 74 years in prison for crimes they say they did not commit. in some cases, prosecutors or police knew the entire time that they were innocent and did nothing. well, now a progressive district attorney ishaing that. and as we learned, those who are benefitting from those changes are in disbelief that they're finally free. >> i spent 27 years 11 months in prison. >> i did 21 years, 5 months, 5 days. >> i spent approximately 24 years in prison. >> before the night was over, i was charged with murder. >> chester. >> i was a juvenile lifer. >> terrance lewis. >> and johnny berry have always maintained their innocence, and now the court system agrees. overturning their convictions for second degree murder,
robbery, and conspiracy. all of them now in their 40s have been exonerated. >> physically, i'm free, but like, there's a lot of emotional things that i'm dealing with. i'm trying to find myself. >> in july, a judge freed chester holman after prosecutors reopened his case and proved he was innocent of the 1993 murder for which he was serving life in prison. authorities always had evidence that pointed to other suspects, but that evidence was not disclosed at the time of his conviction. >> each day, i have gotten stronger and i'm better. >> johnny, what has this been like for you? >> well, today marks the one-year anniversary of me being home. >> wow. >> i'm still learning how to be free, to be honest with you. it's a learning process. >> personally, i haven't been home not even 90 days. although i have been happy and i'm grateful, it's defitely been difficult. i have been enslaved mentally and as well as physically. i'm still traumatized. this fell upon us.
they uprooted us. when i say they, meaning the system as a whole. >> we really have to do it with statistics. >> philadelphia's district attorney, larry krasner, wants to correct the wrongs. >> the oath is to seek justice. when somebody sits in a jail cell for a crime they did not commit, that's an injustice. >> the former public defender assumed the top prosecutor job in 2018. one of his first missions, beef up the convict integrity unit to investigate legitimate claims of wrongful convictions. >> there was a culture of win at all cost. if that meant you were going to take the document that suggested there was a different suspect, a document that the constitution requires you to turn over to the defense and you were going to shred it, you did. then there was a separate issue with certain detectives. and everybody who was in the system knew about it. >> and in his first week in office, he fired 31 employees. >> i did not enjoy it, but it was necessary to do, especially as i see these exonerations
happen, and guess who's names keep coming up for having been involved in convictions of innocent people. >> the people you let go. >> yeah. that story will be developing. stay tuned. >> what do you say about the ex-prosecutors who still believe that the people who have been exonerated are guilty? >> i don't think this is the realm of belief. i this happen we should be working with facts. the system will always make mistakes. but the kind of prosecutor who is willing to do these things that are illegal and unconstitutional in order to have a win is the kind of prosecutor who is going to say to you, i still believe they're guilty because they're covering their own tracks. >> the straight shooter also says he's determined not to waste court time. jail space, or tax dollars on prosecuting low-level offenses like marijuana possession or petty theft. but when it comes to those issues, krasner's critics say he's releasing criminals that are likely to commit another crime. for judges who think or have said you have gone rogue and
that you're a group of renegades, how do you respond to that? >> first of all, i have huge respect for the judiciary. there's a small portion among them who i think take this personally. when we say what we say, and we're very direct about it, that these policies and the people who were in the d.a.'s office caused mass incarceration. >> as for the conviction integrity unit, it's reviewed about 200 cases since krasner took office. >> conviction integrity is a sticky situation because you're looking back on things that happened in the past and sometimes you're asking the same judge who has already said no to overturning this conviction to overturn it now. >> 87 days ago, i was condemned to die in jail. >> johnny, you okay? >> i'm all right. there are people still remain behind the walls that are actually innocent. when you're innocent and you run across another individual that's innocent --
>> your soul connects. >> it's a kwekz. these are my brothers and i still have brothers who remain behind the wall and it hurts. >> while it does hurt, the men say they're not angry. district attorney krasner told us the conviction integrity unit actually rejects most of the cases it investigates. they have overturned about 4% of the cases. he campaigned on this, got 75% of the vote, and said he wanted to put more resources into this because you look at a system like the criminal justi system not just in philadelphia but across the country and it's broken. >> part of justice is correcting injustice. the wrong person is behind bars, do something about it. it's a wonderful program. >> an impressive program. >> let's hope more d.a.s do it across the country. >> you can hear more of the conversation with larry krasner on the "cbs this morning" podcast. you can listen wherever you like to get your podcast. >> next, how parents can help children become better readers.
pamela paul is in our green room with tips on -- i can't read -- good tuesday morning. we are looking at areas of fog and clouds along the coast and parts the bay. even some of the in the location six and on shorefront. to pitchers near average. we will have a clearing exit from the coast. heating up in fairfield. mid 80s in san jose and oakland and upper 60s in san francisco. more clouds for wednesday cooling it down as we head to the workweek and into the weekend. you've still got game.
planet to -- to -- >> rubble. >> good. that's very good, sweetie. >> that's actress goldie hawn in the 1987 film "overboard," proving it doesn't matter what you read with your kids as long as you are reading. a survey found 20% of kids age 6 to 17 did not read any books at all during the summer of 2018. that percentage has been growing, in 2016 it was 15%. now there's a new effort to help parents install a love of reading in their kids. a book out today is called "how to raise a reader." it shows the benefits of reading at every stage of it a child's development from newborns to teenagers. pamela paul co-wrote the book. she's also the editor of "the new york times" book review. welcome. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> you say if you want to raise a reader, be a reader. >> yeah. it starts with you. i mean, if you're sitting there saying to your kid, read a book, while you're on your phone scrolling, you're sending a mixed message. it's important that reading be
seen as something that's part of the family culture. that your kids see you reading, see you choosing to read, as opposed to just watching tv or going on the iphone or whatever else. and that reading becomes something that's part of what your family does. >> at what point do you -- how hard do you push back against the "i don't want to, i don't like it, i don't feel like it, i'm bored"? >> that's the most important thing really. that your school is in charge of teaching your child how to read. what your job is as a parent is teaching your child, showing them how to love to read. so for every kid who says he doesn't like reading or he thinks it's boring, he probably just hasn't found the right book. >> that's actually one of the best parts of your book is that guide to -- you go to the bookstore, and there's an infinite selection. you have like five or six at the end of each chapter for age-appropriate reading for boys, girls, adventurers, all different types. that's a great tip. >> to start reading by the time they get to preschool or kindergartens, it's too late,
right? they should begin as newborns actually. you can start at least reading to them and getting them to feel -- there's toys now that are like books, like made out of fabric with velcro, and they can start getting the feel for what a book is. >> yeah. it's good because they can't eat those books. they can't tear them to shreds. but yeah, it's really important even when your child is an infant to read aloud to them. they're absorbing that. it forges an emotional connection. you take your baby, you put him in your arms, you hold him, you read aloud it him. he might not understand a single word, but he's feeling that connection, that's becoming part of a ritual. and it gets you in the habit, too, as a parent of sharing books with your child. >> this is really critical for kids. i mean, my wife's a literary specialist. we talk about this a lot. she says, if you don't get your kids to read at grade level by third grade, there's a risk they may not graduate high school. before that you're learning to read, after that you're reading to learn. >> yeah. >> you're actually really helping your kids here. >> you are. the thing is that, you know, kids will learn to read
eventually. and that's on the school. you can do a lot to support that. but what's really important in the home is that books become something that's a source of pleasure because kids are feeling all of that pressure at school. >> yeah. >> they're anxious. parents are anxious about it. like, oh, no, my child is two levels lower than his friend in first grade. actually, you know, up to a certain point really it's not about how fast or how soon you learn to read, it's about creating a habit of reading and finding pleasure in that. kids have so many choices of what to do in their free time, right. you have that statistic like they can play video games, they can go on line, they can watch tv, they can be outside, they can -- they have so many planned activities. so they have to want to read to choose to do so. >> i was going to ask about the technology. how do you compete with that when they are just glued to their phones? and the other part of the question is, is it valid to have them read books on line? >> well, it's not terrible.
reading is reading. but it is -- there is data that shows, there's research that shows that kids absorb and retain information better when it's read in print. and what's really interesting, and this is a good sign, is that kids prefer to read print books. even teenagers. it's like they're on screens all the time, so they're just like us. they want a break from that. >> you should outfit your book with a little bell that goes off every now and then reminding people it's there. maybe it vibrates on the table. pick me up. i am a protestant bo-- i am a print book. >> "how to raise a reader" is on sale now. we're seeing the first video of two tiny panda twins who were just born in a german zoo. ahead, how mom is getting special help to raise the cubs. maybe she's reading to them. you're watching "cbs this morning." we are here to discuss jessie's online time.
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before we go, newborn twins are making history in germany. let me explain. a panda at the berlin zoo gave birth to two cubs on saturday. the tiny pink twins are the first giant pandas born in germany. right now they're only about the size of a person's hand. one of the cubs squealed and wiggled while new mom meng meng picked it up with her mouth. she then cradled her new baby and gave it a bath with her tongue as panda moms do. normally when a panda gives birth to twins, she only raises one of the cubs. so meng meng will get help from zoo staff to raise both of them. the zoo says mom and babies are healthy and doing well. >> they're adorable. >> so small. >> very sweet. >> so cute. >> nothing giant about those pandas yet. >> not yet. watch out, though. >> give it time. all right. that does it for us. be sure to tune in to "cbs evening news." donnell will be in florida
it is a 50 5 am. police in san jose have shut down lanes as they investigate a deadly hit-and-run that happened early this morning on story road and felipe avenue. is the 10th fatal hit-and-run in san jose this year. 25 are dead and another still missing in the deadly boat fire off the coast of santa barbara. we are learning some of the victims could be from santa cruz. the city of goebel gilroy has reopened christmas l parsons the mass shooting. modem moment of silence and a temporary memorial site here is under a lunch palm tree. here is updates throughout your
we are taking a look at the roadways it has been troublesome along highway 101 as you head through there are few accidents this morning northbound and southbound. one in mountain view in another a middle park which is causing some significant delays. you can see some red there on the southbound side of 101 so just a heads up as you head through there if you're coming
out of the south expect delays as well to san jose. a crash involving a motorcycle on the north side of 880 and marina boulevard. you are slow in both directions. definitely slowing you down toward the san mateo bridge. near the colosseum all of those tear lights are headed northbound. lots of brake lights. but again he will be tapping your brake lights once you hit the hayward area. drive times on the west on highway four to the mesa 46 minutes. we are starting off the day with great skies and for parts of the vacancy fog looking north this morning. we are eventually going to see that to clear here. you are already catching sunshine this morning. check out the daytime highs. warm inland and 92 in concord. mid 80s in oakland. cooler in san francisco and upper 60s. cloudy for tomorrow and your
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