tv KPIX 5 News at 11pm CBS December 20, 2014 1:37am-2:13am PST
>> live, from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix5 news. >> tonight, a bay area deputy arrested for allegedly choking a man and then lying about it. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. liz has the night off. mark kelly is outside the jail where the deputy was booked a few hours ago. mark? >> reporter: michael lewelling is posting bail tonight at the hall of justice. the 33-year-old sheriff's deputy arrested for what the da says he did on the job. michael lewelling was patrolling at the san francisco general hospital november 3. and according to court papers, he accused a patient at the
hospital of assaulting him in the waiting room with a wooden cane. the patient was arrested but then surveillance camera footage showed something very different than what the deputy described. it showed that michael lewelling was doing the alleged beating, even grabbing the victim's throat and choking him. district attorney george gascon releasing this statement. the fact that a deputy allegedly battered a patient at the san francisco hospital is unnerving and he is alleged to have perriered himself on a police report. the conduct that led to the arrest of the innocent victim. he is facing several charges tonight including felonies, assault by an officer. perjury, filing a false police report. attempting to file a false police report and misdedemeanor of battery. the victim is no longer in
jail. we are waiting to hear how he is doing tonight. as for michael lewelling, a court date has not been set. live at the hall of justice, mark kelly, kpix5. just a couple of days ago, san francisco settled with the family of this patient who went missing and was later found dead in the stairwell. lynn spaulding's family will get $5 million. it has become an evening ritual having rain on the radar. it is almost completely out of the bay area. i say almost, not totally gone. down in the south bay there are still some specks. but the rain is now finished but a few isolated showers down toward san jose. another four inches of rainfall at mount tam today. san rafael, an inch-and-a-half. san francisco more than an inch. nearly an inch in oakland. a quarter inch in palo alto. it is the seventh wettest
september december ever. it could be the waitest since 1889. lake shasta has added 87 billion gallons of water. a white vw gets stuck in about five feet of water in a flooded street in sonoma. four people are trapped. crews sent a jet ski out to rescue them. they had to climb out of the car window and mount the jet ski to make it back. >> i had to wait for other folks to come get me. it was great to see how organized the operation was. i appreciate these gentlemen coming out to get me to safety. >> no one was hurt. law enforcement has an expression when there is a lot of water on the road, turn around, don't drown. lots of snow in the sierra
nevada tonight. fresh powder continues to fall in time for skiers and snow boarders heading up for christmas week. and the latest weather on the go, be sure to down load the cbs bay area weather app for iphone and android. last night's flare up at the chevron richmond refinery was caused when there was a cooling malfunction. the eerie glow made people very nervous. joe vasquez says people were not satisfied with the explanation. >> reporter: communities with a better environment says he and his neighbors in richmond waited a while for an explanation after big billows took over last night' sky. >> they said this was a normal operation. it doesn't. >> reporter: they reported some pipes in the deasphalting unit gummed up. they conducted a flare releasing gases in the air to
prevent an explosion. >> they set thresholds deemed to be safe and all the levels last night were below those levels. >> reporter: so whatever chemicalled were pumped in the air were not enough to harm the public? >> yes. >> reporter: it seemed to sake chevron a while to tell people what happened. >> we understand that in the age of social media, people want answers quickly. we got the answers out within the hour. we understand that tv people have deadlines as well so we worked quickly to get the word out. >> reporter: you feel like that should have been a quicker response to the public? >> the nature of the event, we had to determine what was happening to get accurate information out. >> one thing history has shown us an proven to us is chevron cannot be trusted. that we need to have independent investigations, not investigations conducted by chevron to tell us what really happened. what was really emitted. >> reporter: the air quality
management says it will conduct an investigation. in richmond, joe vasquez, kpix5. contra costa county's hazardous materials department is now investigating. a man went home and when he got there found his roommate dead. investigators say he called 911 from his house on sky oaks way near los gatos. they are waiting to determine a cause of death, but they do consider it suspicious. tonight, sony pictures says it may release the film the interview after all. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? what? >> two days ago, the movie studio said it wouldn't release the comedy about the assassination of dictator kim jong un. now it wants to release it on a different platform. today, the white house announced the north korean government is responsible for the cyber attack.
sony's ceo says they did the right thing pulling the movie. >> yes, i think they made a mistake. i wish they had spoken to me first. we cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the united states. >> this is the first time the united states has ever accused a foreign government of launching a cyber attack against an american corporation. david martin now on the evidence and the new e-mail hackers sent to sony. >> reporter: the fbi statement was definitive. the north korean government was responsible for the cyber attack on sony. it was routed through servers in countries all over the world to hide the origin, but president obama said north korea is the sole culprit. >> we have no indication that north korea was acting in conjunction with another country. >> reporter: the fbi cited some of the evidence tieing the hack to north korea.
internet addresses used by the north korean government communicated with addresses embedded in the malware used against sony. they used lines of code similar to other malware the fbi knows north korea actors previously developed. the sony attack resembled the march 2013 attack against south korean banks which was carried out by north korea. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> reporter: overnight, the hackers sent another e-mail telling sony it was very wise to cancel the interview, but warning in broken english, we want you never let the movie released. or else they will expose more of the data they stole. we ensure the purity of your data as long as you make no more trouble. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> a lot of people have been poking fun at the president tonight after he said this. >> i think it says something interesting about north korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault
on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring seth rogan and james flacco. >> well, he meant to say james franco. he mixed him up with joe flacco, the quarterback for the baltimore ravens. after that flub, joe flacco jokingly tweeted welcome to the family brother. [ laughter ] coming up, it is a slap in the face to every police officer in the bay area tonight. who would trash this memorial for four officers killed in a line of duty? >> and a happy ending tonight for this bay area kitty cat who was trapped at the bottom of a very cold wet storm drain for almost two weeks. and the winner of this year's superstar... (coughs) coughing can really be disruptive. with a record breaking fifty million votes, your superstar is... that's why there's delsym. delsym helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours with an advanced time release formula for all day or all night relief.
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mark dunakin. the officer's funeral drew 21,000 to oracle arena. >> i say to you, i love you. we all do. >> reporter: the roadside sign now splintered at the base an tagged with a red x was torn down on i-80. the vandalism comes after weeks of police brutality protests across the bay area with officers frequently facing off in skirmish lines with protesters including on the mcarthor freeway not far from the sign. the oakland police department released this statement. this act of disrespect does not represent the majority of the community's feeling about the oakland police department. we have received overwhelming support regarding our hard work and professionalism during this difficult time. the sign will be repaired and the officer's sacrifices will never be forgotten. now oakland pd is investigating
the vandalism, but don't have any suspects now. >> paying the ultimate sacrifice. it hurts everybody. >> reporter: there were a lot of upset police officers out there. they were trying to get it off the freeway. >> i'm glad they are putting it back up. >> thank you andria borba. well tonight, oakland police need your help identifying these suspects. police say they are responsible for land limb and looting a metro pcs store. these surveillance photos showing the culprits in action were released today. they were taken on the night of november 24 during antipolice protests. and this is cell phone video someone took of the suspect inside the metro pcs store. they are seen taking phones and equipment after breaking the front windows to get in. if you have any information, you are asked to call oakland police. a bay area ride sharing app rolled out a new feature to make some riders feel more comfortable. night beat's cate caugurian
says it may not work as well as they thought. >> reporter: in ride share companies, they offered seven ways to ride safe this season. one of the tips was to be choosey. these cars actually offer riders a chance to choose a driver meaning if you are a woman, you can choose a woman driver if you felt more comfortable. now, we tried this very same option. we pulled up the app, especially during rush hour. but we found that most of the drivers were actually male and there were very few women to choose from. if any at all. most of the people we spoke to said they like the option, but said the same thing. when they pulled up the app, most of the time, the drivers were male so the option wasn't even there for them. now, this blog entry came shortly after an incident happened in boston where an uber exdriver was accused of sexually assaulting his passenger, a female. >> and that was cate caugurian reporting. cate did call them to see how many female drivers they have.
she never heard back. some people are calling it a christmas miracle. a cat who was trapped in the bottom of a storm drain in antioch is safe and warm tonight. kpix5's juliette goodrich on the risky rescue. >> i mean, she is sweet. she is sweet as can be. >> she's a survivor, too. >> reporter: this small gray cat is in safe arms now. but for the past ten days, a much different story. this feline with a pink collar and bow was stuck ten feet down in a storm drain on worthington courts. >> it was after school. >> reporter: eight-year-old hannah first heard the cat and told her grandfather who then called animal control. >> you could hear her when she was crying. and, after a couple of days, it sounded like she could have gotten sick or something, because her meowing was getting softer. >> reporter: day after day, and no chance of luring her out.
animal control tried to use nets and even a sheet hoping the cat would climb up. finally, a successful rescue operation. dozens of volunteers coaxed the frightened feline into a cage and hoisted her to safety. >> you can feel it. it has a little spiny bone here. a little skinny. chef has eaten the heck out of everything i have given her. >> reporter: ray is with animal response program. >> we prepackaged going to take her to the vet and give her a physical. >> reporter: stormy as she has been nicknamed is a loving cat. hopefully, someone will come forward and recognize her pink collar. volunteers are quite smitten with this kitten. >> we want to find the owner so she can go home for christmas. >> reporter: in antioch, juliette goodrich, kpix5. >> the rescuers got smart. they used a towel soaked with tuna to help lure the kitty into that little cage. the veterinarians say she does not have a microchip. >> oh. good news, we have some
sunshine headed our way. just in time for the holidays. >> we had it for like three years, mother nature stole it from us. now, it is coming back. >> we are not complaining though. >> no, we absolutely needed it. a foot of rain. nearly a foot of rainfall in san francisco. the second wettest december ever in san jose and tonight, we can say, it is almost finished. the wettest start to a december ever in the bay area. we have low clouds and drizzle and mist outside looking great. we have a few showers on the radar. that would be south in palo alto. south in fremont. we have a front hung up down there. a few quick moving showers. still a few showers out there. now tomorrow, we begin the process of drying out. that may lure you to the beach. watch out in the water. we are going to see coastal flooding. we will see large breaking waves. a high risk of rip currents. it may be best to watch the water but not go in the water especially coming up tomorrow.
overnight lows right around 50. san francisco 52. vallejo, 49. livermore, 48 degrees. the pattern is changing but we are in a transition now. we are not there yet. that comes on sunday. the next 24 hours we will see a ridge of high pressure building in. as it does, the storm track is hovering right on the northern area. a few showers will be out there in the north bay. before lunchtime, we could see a sprinkle or two. it is a flat ridge without much of a pronounced rise. sunday, that changes. here comes the ridge. stronger, closer, bigger. sunshine for you. sunshine for all of us. we are going the see an increase of sunshine sunday which will likely last through and beyond christmas. low clouds, mist, drizzle, a few showers tonight. we are not there yet. mainly dry tomorrow. there may be an isolated shower or two in the morning. it is sunday, you will wake up and see the sunshine and you will keep it all day long. we are getting back in the balance when it comes to the weather. concord, 58. two degrees above average.
san jose, 61. pretty cloudy for you in palo alto. 62. fremont, 61. upper 50s for brentwood, livermore, vallejo. martinez. sausalito, 59 for you. novato, 59. lake port, 51. extended forecast. mainly dry. then sunday, here comes the sunshine. once we get it, we keep it. we may be flirting with 70 on tuesday. christmas day. >> that is fine by me. >> you want to go ride your new bikes, the weather will be perfect. >> perfect. i am so looking forward to that. >> thanks paul. >> thanks paul. tonight, a rare performance by the bay area's very own johnny mathis. >> and a reminder, right here, the 49ers take on the san diego chargers on kpix5 tomorrow night. join us for the fifth quarter. and at 9:00, our special california green rush followed by bay area night beat at 10:00.
listening? in the lane, snow is glistening. a beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a winter wonder land ♪ >> that's right, he sung holiday classics and some of his greatest hits in a sold out concert in sonoma county. raised in san francisco, he began singing at the age of 12. >> i really love san francisco. when i was very young, i got an opportunity to sing all over the place. i actually sang in nightclubs. >> 79 years young, he is nominated for a grammy award. you have the chance to hear his voice one more time this year sunday at the flit center in cupertino. >> classic. [ laughter ] >> okay,. >> what is coming up in sports
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million. a lot of dough for peavy who was acquired from boston. he was 6-4 over the final couple of months of the regular season with san francisco. espn ciaing jim harbaugh's family and friends are encouraging him to take the job with his alma mater but the coach is torn because he wants to stay in the nfl. two days ago, another report said michigan offered harbaugh a six year contract worth $8 million a year. how about college hoops? the bears were hosting washington. an they are off to their best start since the eisenhower administration. christian barons cleans up the missed three. he had 20 points tonight. nice to see him back after knee injuries have hurt his career. sam singer career high 15. here comes the steal. the bucket. the foul. he is just a stop them all. the bears win 78-67. they are 10-1. they have not lost a home game this year. you need to look at eric bright
to see he was in a fight for saint john's tonight. first half, brad waldo, he fills it up. saint mary led at the half. but the storm storms back. domanic pointer hits the tough shot, the red storm up four. they outscored saint mary 35- 14? the the second half and they win 53-47. the university of alabama birmingham football program has been eliminated due to spiraling costs. so one little fellow decided to donate his one dollar allowance. hi starts the top five. >> it is just really ... it is really a good team for football. i said mom, looks like it is time to help them. >> number four, hall of fame broadcaster hank plant loved great passing. and there is danny green.
bringing back hank plant memories. that game went to triple overtime. patrick elias, spinning back handed shot and the devils beat the lightning. how about that? is singer elton john still standing? not after a charity event. nobody saved his life tonight. i guess that is why they call it the blues. [ laughter ] >> thank you very much. >> back to triple overtime with four seconds to go in regulation. damian lillard strong to the basket. the blazers top the spurs in triple overtime. that is two straight games that the spurs have had to play triple overtime. more elton john, right af,,,,,,,
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i don't know what kind of sick joke you're playing here, but i'm done. time for you to leave. >> adam: give me a chance to explain myself. >> jack: i'm calling the police. >> adam: no, jack, don't call the police. it's me. i can prove it. >> sage: [ sighs ] [ chuckles ] gabe. where are you? i've been looking everywhere. i need you to call me right now. okay? [ car doors open, close ] oh, my god. um... >> chelsea: this is where you wanted to come? >> billy: yeah.