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tonight, the prime suspect a live from the cbs bay area studios this is kpix5 news. police academy graduate. bay area police officer gunned down in his own home, tonight the prime suspect is a police academy graduate. >> the officer was shot to death in vallejo. kpix5's andria borba is there tonight. >> reporter: liz, ken, neighbors say gus vegas and his family lived here over five years in this neighborhood of tonight they are leaving behind candles and flowers for a man who was not just a cop, but a devoted father as well. >> there was just a lot of joy around that house and around his family. >> reporter: hours after the shooting that left richmond police officer gus vegas dead
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the thin blue line of officers from vallejo and richmond kept a protective watch around his glen cove home. >> we are stunned. we are saddened. we're still working to process it. >> reporter: it was 4:30 a.m. when the 15 year veteran of the richmond police department was slot multiple times allegedly by the father of his 6-year-old -- shot multiple times allegedly by the father of his 6-year-old grandchild. >> he puts his life on the line when he does his job during the day. you don't expect him to have to come home and deal with something like this. >> reporter: the suspect 30- year-old robert vegas who graduated from the same academy as gus was quickly arrested. honored with a salute hours after the shooting gus' flag draped bold -- body was removed from his home. >> now everything is changed. nothing will be the same after today. >> reporter: gus and his wife sandra weren't just parents to 10 kids and also foster parents, they were involved in
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the nonprofit foster greatness mentoring children and other families in the solano county community. >> he clearly enjoyed being a father and his joy rubbed off on people. like i said, it was authentic. it was genuinely. he was just a spectacular human being. >> reporter: tonight investigators in solano county are being tight limited about the details of this case. one of the reasons is the fact we have two different agencies involved, vallejo pd involved at the scene and fairfield police at the arrest scene. andria borba, kpix5. tonight an autopsy report reveals that mario woods, the man san francisco police shot and killed, was on drugs at the time. cell phone video captured the shooting last december. the autopsy found that woods suffered 21 gunshot wounds. the report also showed he had meth, marijuana, antidepressants and cough syrup in his system at the time.
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police that said they tried using beanbag rounds on woods before shooting him. the report comes as the national sheriffs association takes issue with beyonce calling her super bowl halftime show anti-police. some of the dancers held up a sign that said justice for mario woods. a law enforcement group is launching a wear blue campaign tomorrow to honor four officers from around the country who died in the line of duty this week. tonight investigators in santa clara county say the human remains found in gilroy cannot be linked to the disappearance of sierra lamar. a pg&e crew found the skeletal remains yesterday in a ditch near gavilon college. investigators are not sure of the age and gender of the body, but they do have clues based on the teeth. >> based upon visible dental work there was a gold cap or gold colored dental cam -- cap
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on the body. >> the remains were found about 20 miles from where the morgan hill teenager went missing back in 2012. her body has never been found. the pacifica city council is moving forward with emergency repairs to the beach boulevard seawall in promenade. this week council members approved a plan to stablize the area as soon as possible after el nino waves caused extensive damage. public works director is saying it will likely cost about $2 million to restore everything to its prestorm condition. it's the news lots of people in the bay area have been waiting for. the local dungeness crab season is finally opening. betty yu is at fisherman's wharf tonight and there is a catch, though, betty. >> reporter: that's right, liz. though the season is open for recreational crab fisherman, but for the commercial fishermen, the -- fishermen, but for the commercial fishermen, the ones you see behind me that do business at
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fisher man's wharf, they have to wait. it's now safe to eat dungeness crabs like these if they're caught any point south of beach reyes by noncommercial fishermen. after traces of a toxin known as domoic acid is down to low or undetectable levels. >> it's been very quiet. this is the time of season where we rely on the crabs and rely on our customers coming in and looking for that fresh crab. >> reporter: commercial crab season is still shut down, but today's announcement is an encouraging sign for fishermen wharf restaurants. they've been hurting since the holidays when the fishing ban started. sales here have dropped by at least 50%. these crabs have been coming in from the northwest. >> table for you guys? i've got fresh crab. >> this is people's livelihood. this what is people make their living off of. >> reporter: at nick's light
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house it's been a tough season. the manager is waiting along with fisher american to find out when commercial boats can head out again. the department of fish and wildlife could make that call in a week. >> we sell crab. we sell seafood and without that entity it just means that we're out one more step that we need to be able to have our restaurant run effectively. >> reporter: today's green light for recreational fisherman means they can start heading out on thursday. the state is advising people to take out the crab guts before you cook the crab and to steal it or boil it instead of say fry the crab. live in san francisco betty yu, kpix5. all the streets that were shut down for super bowl city in san francisco are back open tonight. that includes the southbound side of the embarcardero and market street. regular muni service resumes tomorrow morning. tonight uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle two class action lawsuits about your safety. fingerprint checks requiredf
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those lawsuits attack uber for charging users a safe ride fee when, in fact, the company doesn't do the kind of fingerprint checks required of taxi drivers. uber will clarify its language and rename it a booking fee. a judge still has to sign off on that deal. tonight the ntsb says the driver in last month's deadly greyhound bus crash in san jose was not under the influence of drug or alcohol. the ntsb couldn't find any mechanical problems either. as for reports the driver dozed off, they're still looking into it. two passengers died. the driver and 12 others suffered minor to serious injuries. no charges tonight for an elderly driver who smashed her mercedes into a livermore gym in september. investigators say the driver probably mistook the gas pedal for the brake. the crash killed kathy baker. prosecutors say there is not enough evidence to file charges. a flight from san jose to phoenix made an emergency
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landing at l.a.x. today after smoke began to fill the cabin. american airlines flight 564 touched down safely in l.a. this morning. then in the terminal firefighters evaluated eight passengers who had a hard time breathing. during the flight passengers had to put on oxygen masks. >> then it smelled funny and so i closed the vent and next thing you know there's smoke coming up from the side of just beneath the seat. >> the flight experienced some sort of mechanical issue. the airline has not said exactly where the smoke came from. smoke didn't get into the first class section. in an act of kindness one man sitting in first class gave his seat to a woman who was carrying a baby and he went to the back of the plane. the house was on fire. helmet cam video captured sacramento firefighters rushing in. first they cut a hole in the roof for ventilation. they were searching for anyone who might be trapped. they found this dog hiding. firefighters rescued it and
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reunited it with the owners who got out safely. bay. kpix the legendary maverick surf competition is set to get underway in less than nine hours near half moon bay. kpix5's mark sayre says if you're thinking of watching from the beach, think again. >> reporter: the mavericks competition is held about a 1/2 mile offshore from pillar points, definitely not the easiest spot for spectators, but this year law enforcement will also be out keeping people off the nearby bluffs. >> it's really like exciting for us here. >> reporter: surfer mitchell king says mavericks brings a special energy to half moon bay and is also an inspiration to many local surfers. >> it's definitely pretty crazy, some of them, what they do. >> reporter: impressive? >> yeah. >> reporter: but with waves expected to range from 20 feet on up, local and federal authorities are taking no chances. the coastguard will set up a perimeter around the competition to keep boaters out and san mateo county sheriff's departments along with park
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rangers will keep people off of the bluffs from ocean boulevard in half moon bay all the way to moss beach. nobody wants a repeat of what happened here in 2010 when spectators were hit with big waves, but despite the safety precautions organizers of mavericks are expecting a strong day of competition. >> you know, it's not us that call mavericks. mavericks makes the call. we have to wait until the conditions are receipt and the waves come -- right and the waves come and without the waves we're nothing. >> reporter: 24 competitors are set to hit the water tomorrow morning at 7:30. reporting in half moon bay i'm mark sayre, kpix5. >> you can watch the action at restaurants and businesses from santa cruz to san francisco. we have more information on our website www.cbssf.com. well, news today, the raiders are sticking around oakland for now, that is. the team reached a tentative deal to extend their lease at the coliseum. now this creates a chance to work out a deal to build a new
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stadium that will keep the team in the city long term. raiders owner mark davis had previously been exploring the possibility of moving the team to other cities like l.a., san antonio and las vegas. >> we've agreed in principle to a one year lease extension to play our home games at the oakland coliseum for the 2016 season. >> so in 2016 the team has an option to take another two years after that. the next time you go to a raiders game, you'll pay a lot more if you park at the oakland coliseum b.a.r.t. station. today the board voted to charge between $7 and $30 per parking space when the raiders, a's or warriors are playing at home. the fees are effective immediately. if you're trying to rent an apartment in the bay area, good luck. according to the research firm realtytrac san jose has just .2% real estate rate in the country.
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that means out of every 1,000 homes, two might be vacant. >> this is a very good time to be a seller of real estate throughout the bay area and it's not a bad time to be a landlord because you can take care of your vacancies very quickly. >> the bay area's resurgent economy is driving some potential homebuyers out of the market which in turn sent rent prices through the roof. campaign 2016 tonight hillary clinton and bernie sanders squared off for the first time since the new hampshire primary. veronica de la cruz said clinton had one goal in mind, stop bernie. >> yeah, that's right. sanders beat clinton by 20 points in new hampshire. tonight at the university of wisconsin, milwaukee, clinton called some of his policies like medicare for all simply unrealistic. >> you need to level with people. the numbers don't add up. >> i thought it's absolutely inaccurate. look, here is the reality, folks. he's called him weak hes cad nt sanders there is one major country on earth that does not guarantee healthcare to all people.
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>> another topic, racial discrimination. >> we have got to make sure that local police departments look like the communities they serve. >> there are other racial discrepancies, really systemic racism in this state as in others, in education, in employment. >> clinton criticized sanders for being too critical of president obama. >> in the past he's called him weak. he's called him a disappointment. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. >> sanders' response. >> one of us ran against barack obama. i was not that candidate. clinton and sanders are nec an >> now according to a new national reuters poll tonight clinton and sanders are neck and neck. on the rep side senator marco rubio had a moment of tooth i guess you could say on the campaign trail today. >> i've bit into a bar that i think was potentially frozen
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and i cracked a molar, but we'll keep campaigning. >> the florida senator is looking to bounce back from a fifth place finish in new hampshire. south carolina and nevada are the next primaries. the next republican debate is saturday night in greenville, south carolina. tonight secretary of state john kerry says major world powers agreed to a ceasefire and to provide immediate aid to war torn syria. kerry told reporters in germany diplomats are hoping the ceasefire can be fully implemented in 1 week's time. however, the ceasefire does not apply to any militant groups operating in syria. the country has beenembroiled in a five year civil war. a southern congressman's attempt to prove a point about airplane safety goes up in smoke. puff of h >> so this is called a vaporizer. >> at a hearing in d.c. today
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republican duncan hunter took a puff off his vapizor pan to protest the ban of vaping on airplanes. his stunt didn't work. tonight the city of flint, michigan, is asking congress for $55 million to replace the city's pipes. in some homes old and corroded lead pipes are still releasing lead into the drinking water. >> it's a part of what we needed, strong investments early on in head start to try to offset some of the damage that has been done by these children who were poisoned. ated le d. >> health officials say 2.5% of the children in flint have elevated levels of lead in their blood compared to 2.1% last year. tonight at 6:00 we told you about san francisco's natural creeks and streams that are hidden underground below the street level even though we're in a drought right now. a lot of that precious water is
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being wasted. in fact, mark kelly found out that b.a.r.t. is dumping millions of gallons of water right into the sewer system and it's a story you'll only see here on kpix5. something less than a picnic" crews worked deep undergrou to build the train station.....which crosses of san francisco's original s -- [ th >> reporter: powell street is b.a.r.t.'s busiest station. it's also one of the deepest. >> in the powell street station you'll look something like this. >> reporter: building the station in the 1960s was no small task. >> the water table lying only 20 feet below street surveys makes san francisco tunneling something less than a picnic. >> reporter: crews work deal underground to build the train station which crosses one of san francisco's original underground waterways, the hayes valley creek. for more than four decades through several california doubts that precious underground water -- drought that precious underground water, an average of 65 million gallons every year, has gotten dumped into the bay. >> we're constantly having to pump water out of that station. we didn't, it would flood. the water is currently going
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straight into san francisco's sewer. >> reporter: millions of gallons treated and dumped into the bay even though for 20 years the city has promised to find a use for it and powell station not the only example of water waste. the u.n. plaza fountain here on market street was built on top of an underground creek, but that water isn't used for this fountain. it gets dumped into the sewer. >> if it's not pumped out, it's going to end up messing with the machinery that causes the fountain to run. >> reporter: from city hall to masconi center sump pumps deliver thousands of gallons of water under. streets to the sewer. now it's -- under the streets to the sewer. now it's being contemplated pumping the water to nrg. b.a.r.t. would give nrg the water for free and the city offered to help pull the water out of the
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sewer, but there's a hutch. that free water would still -- hitch. that free water would still have to be treated or they can continue doing what they've always done, buying water from san francisco's drinking water which is hope cost. >> drinking water -- low cost. >> drinking water is still a bargain in the u.s. >> reporter: even if nrg moves forward with the plan, they will only use 100,000 gallons of water a day. that's only about half the water b.a.r.t. has to pump out of here every day. it's almost 4:20 p.m. in tokyo right now and the stock market there, it's ugly. the nikkei is down more than 5% after a rough day on wall street. the dow dropped 254 points. but powerful tonight a computer that will cost you the same as a cocktail. christin ayers shows us the small but powerful new device from a west oakland startup. >> reporter: it may not look like it. >> this is chip right here, the world's first $9 computer.
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>> reporter: but this is a computer designed in oakland made in china. it's small but mighty. >> 4 gigs of storage, bluetooth and wi-fi. >> reporter: capable of turning a television into a desktop computer and powering a talking hello. how are you? >> a teddy bear disguised with a computer inside of it. >> reporter: the founders call it chip and incredibly it costs just $9. originally the goal is to design a less expensive computer for this toy camera, the result one of the cheapest computers in the world. >> the cool thing about this, it means anyone can have one. >> reporter: the ceo dave roush says the possibilities are endless. add a few wires and a television and you're surfing the web, word processing or playing music or videos. the chip computers have just started shipping and they're going quickly. 50,000 sold in a month, 10,000 more preordered in a single
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day. dave said a big chunk of the customers are teachers. >> people all over the world have reached out and said hey, this is cheap enough for every one of my students to have one. >> reporter: the chip has limits. it's no macbook. >> if you want to use it for a single purpose, if i just want to surf the web or just want to work on my homework, it's really, really great for that. knowing what we build is used by regular people for every day things is really exciting to us. >> the chip computer was initially funded by kickstarter donations topping $2 million. going to check over our weather guy paul. >> yeah, hi. >> we've run into a little pattern we can't seem to get out of. >> an atmospheric wall sending all the rain up north. we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast, hang on, 90 seconds away. tonight it's clear, some fog at the coast that will perhaps impact the beginning of the
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titans and mavericks tomorrow, 54 in the beginning, 64 in the afternoon. thing get going at 8:30. we have -- things get going at 8:30. we have the best golfers in the world down at pebble beach. 68 degrees, mainly sunny saturday, 66. what a fantastic sunset earlier this evening at half moon bay. it was pretty. i was there. oakland 58 degrees now, san jose 55, santa rosa 51. tonight mild, fremont 51, vallejo 50, nam a 49 degrees, the average low -- napa 49 degrees, the average low is around 40. the average high is around 60. the ridge of high pressure is exerting its influence keeping that storm track kind of like a wall. the moisture is there. the storms are there. it just can't get here. so the rain will stay north and we'll see a mixture of sun and clouds. i'll roll out futurecast the next five days, copious amounts of rainfall, 3, 4, 5 inches, washington not here. the rain doesn't get any farther south than redding. that is it. what to expect? we stay dry at least until next
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wednesday. partly cloudy tonight. there is fog already in the city. there is fog already along the coast that may work into our north bay valleys as well. that said sunny and warm tomorrow, saturday, sunday and monday right through the presidents day weekend. our next rain chance is next wednesday and we may get up to 1/2 inch of rain. can't wait because tomorrow we're dry. tremont 68 degrees, mountain view 69, san -- fremont 68 degrees, mountain view 69 degrees, san rafael 65. look at monday, 77 by the water. wednesday our chance of rain. did you know mavericks are not named after a surfer but named after the dog that used to follow the surfers back into the water in the 1970s? the dog's name was maverick and the competition is called mavericks, kind of cool. >> i love that story. hopefully a shift next week with the rain. >> when it comes back, it needs to stay back. coming up this huge antenna detected something from outer space and it's really making its own waves tonight.
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everybody in the scientific community is talking about this. a stunning discovery in space tonight. >> yeah. turns out einstein was right. we kind of knew he was right. scientists announced they found gravity waves or ripples in the fabric of space time. all right. follow me here. einstein predicted them a century ago, but until now they've never been actually observed. two huge antennas detected a wave last year set off by two black holes that collided. astronomers say observing that the universe stretches and compresses could open up a whole new understanding of space. >> what does that mean? >> it means we know nothing about the world. >> einstein was a genius. we have a stunner, the sharks go to a shootout in ,,,,
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bake. world's no. 1 jordan spieth playing a spyglass misses the par putt shows his frustration, spieth tied for 65th after going 1- under. justin rose better day for spyglass, 6-under 66 and two shots back, but it was rose's playing partner justin timberlake who stole the show when he grabbed a fan's guitar. ♪ i can treat you and right back here out of this spin i'm letting in ♪ ♪ first half, be >> that was good stuff there. bill walton honorary member of the cal band hosting no. 11 oregon. bears are up 21-9. jalen brown, three ducks in his face still made the shot. hank plante would have been proud of this pass here, burton with the reverse led cal with
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tent 5. bears role -- 25. bears roll. larry bennett gales hosting pepperdine, under night seconds to play. the former calstar hit the runner to make it 65-61 pepperdine. they win and sweep st. mary's for the first time since 2002. sharks goalie allowing four 1st period goals for the flames tonight, but san jose came back. the flames win a wild one 6-5. sharks kind of blew a five-on- three advantage late in that game. justin timberlake, i'm headed justin timberlake, i'm headed to the clam bake tomorrow this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios.
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