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the suspects -- a group of bikers. good aft new at noon, a driver assaulted on the side of a bay area freeway and it was all caught on camera. and the suspects the group of bikers. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. the alleged assault happened on
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southbound 101 near cesar chavez street in san francisco during the evening commute. anne makovec talked to the man who recorded it and says that the investigation is just getting started. >> reporter: the chp says all of the suspects in this highway beat-down are still on the loose. just after 6 p.m., this group of about a dozen bikers riding dirt bikes and atvs started what appeared to be a sideshow on southbound 101 slowing down traffic and doing wheelies. then the white camry on the left side of the screen had some sort of brushup with the bikers before he started to pull over at the cesar chavez exit. between another car and the bikers, he was boxed in all as the driver behind him recorded this video. i spoke with that driver by phone. >> hitting his car and smashed his windows and they either pulled him out or he got out of the car and about four or five of the guys took shots at him. >> reporter: that witness, who doesn't want to be identified,
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says his phone died as the beating began. then he stopped to help the driver. >> he was in agony. he was -- he was, um, crying out and -- and, i mean, really, um, i mean, he very clearly had a broken leg. >> reporter: the driver, in his 30s and worked for lyft, recovering in the hospital. as for the bikers, the chp says they have seen groups like this causing problems on roads all over the bay area. but without license plates, they are difficult to catch. >> they are pretty mobile. they can go places that a car can't necessarily go. a lot of times too they don't -- they have a disregard for public safety so they will jump on the sidewalks, ride the wrong way. >> reporter: the chp hopes more witnesses might come forward so they have some of eventually identifying these bikers. in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> changeses could be coming to your bart commute. the board of directors is it meeting now to discuss a budget
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shortfall. bart is projected to be short 25 to $35 million for the next fiscal year. one proposal would cut service or change some train routes. >> i think they all stink. but we just have to position ourselves, i think, um, to be able to hold our nose, vote for a package and share the pain of trying to right the financial ship. >> bart expects to make a decision on the proposal sometime in june. and here's a look at what riders could be paying under the proposal. currently the minimum fare is $1.95. that could go up to $2.25. bart is considering charging more for paper tickets to encourage riders to use clipper cards. maria medina talked to riders in fremont about the price hikes. >> i got to do what i got do to get to work. >> reporter: six days a week, stanley day takes bart from oakland to the fremont station where his boss then picks him up. it's what he does to make ends meet. he count every penny he makes
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and every penny he spends. so when he heard the bart board of supervisors is considering hiking prices as much as a quarter, he had this message. >> i don't think it's fair. >> reporter: he is not alone. >> it's completely ridiculous considering there's a lot of people around here with low income. >> reporter: bart leaders say because ridership is flat in its 25 to $35 million budget shortfall they have to recover the loss somehow. some say increasing fares is not the answer. >> it's really terrible. there's no better word to describe it. >> reporter: this man says he has spoken to other riders who say they don't take bart because they feel unsafe so the solution should come from bart. >> this is frustrating for me because of the -- -- >> reporter: for those like stanley with no other choice, they hope for the best. >> got to go to work, man. i got to take care of myself. >> reporter: for their part, bart workers say bringing the price to $2.25 will bring it closer to other transit
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agencies. for example, muni charges $2.50 and ac transit, $2.10. in freed, maria medina, kpix 5, in fremont. it's been two weeks since flooding in san jose. today a scaled-down local assistance center will be open at san jose city hall and in a few hours officials will be assessing their response to the devastation at a special city council meeting. city leaders will discuss and address recovery concerns at 3 p.m. nearly two dozen people still out of their homes. the fight to repeal and replace obamacare is going nonstop for 24 hours. a second house panel just cleared the republican bill. cbs reporter craig boswell has the latest debates going on in committee chambers. >> 23 yeas, 16nays. >> reporter: the fight to repeal and replace obamacare cleared the first hurdle when it passed the house ways and means committee around 4:30 a.m. >> i know everybody is tired. >> reporter: the house energy and commerce committee has been debating the issue for more
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than 24 hours straight and is still going. >> the bill unravels the protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions in many ways. >> reporter: but the warning signs that the gop replacement plan could be in trouble are coming from republicans not democrats. congressman dave brat is part of the house freedom caucus which opposes the gop plan. >> the product we got to get right and we don't have the product right in this thing. >> reporter: republican leaders say every gop member has run on a promise to repeal and replace obamacare and when it's time for a final vote, they will be there. >> what's happening now is members realize, this is the chance, this is the once in a lifetime opportunity. >> reporter: but the bill still has to pass through the senate. and arkansas republican tom cotton tweeted that there aren't enough votes to pass the bill as is. >> no one likes this bill. hospitals, doctors, governors, conservatives, liberals. >> reporter: president trump is doing what he can to help. he is hosting some reluctant republicans for a night of bowling at the white house. and he tweeted, despite what you hear in the press, healthcare is coming along
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great. we're talking to many groups and it will end in a beautiful picture! craig boswell, cbs news, capitol hill. >> the aarp, american medical association and the american hospital association are among the lobbying groups that have sent letters to congress opposing the new american healthcare act. the founder of wikileaks has a plan to fight hacking from the cia. julian assange says his group will allow tech companies access to more detailed information about cia hacking techniques so they can develop fixes before the information is widely published. his announcement comes after secret cia documents were made public by wikileaks on tuesday. assange said the group would work with apple, google and other tech giants. powerful winds caused major damage in parts of the country. 80-mile-an-hour winds toppled trees in upstate new york. in the midwest, more than 60- mile-an-hour gusts made a mess. cbs reporter michelle miller
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has the latest from detroit. >> reporter: winds whipped the midwest wednesday. 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts swept through the detroit area knocking out more than 3,000 power lines demolishing storefronts and uprooting trees. this one even lifted the back of a car into the air. the winds fueled a fire that tore through a detroit apartment building. five people died. four were hurt. >> we had people jumping out the windows in the back and, um, fire was being driven through the building by the wind. and so it was a -- a -- horrendous fire to fight. >> i heard this big crack and a boom. >> reporter: brad carpenter's house and car were crushed in kalamazoo. the michigan wolverines men's basketball team's plane was blown off the runway at willow run airport southwest of detroit. michigan wasn't the only state swept up in the wind. next door in chicago, 55-mile- per-hour winds broke a building window showering the street below in glass and smashing
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this car windshield. and strong gusts made driving a truck nearly impossible. west of indianapolis, this armored brinks truck flipped overkilling the driver. crews will be working around the clock today to restore power to this area. as for you march madness fans, the university of michigan's basketball team headed to washington this morning for the big 10 tournament. they landed just in time for a noon tip-off. michelle miller, cbs news, detroit. still ahead, firefighters nearly blown away by flames and it's all caught on camera. >> plus, they pretend to be the people you trust, imposters scamming more and more americans stealing all their cash. >> from the kpix weather center, we do have sunshine at the coast and the bay, and in the mountains we have snow. and there's a first happening right there in the greater lake tahoe area this weekend. i'll talk about that and tell you what that is plus your own local forecast as the news continues.
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collapse.. and crush a car below. an italian news agency says two people inside that car were kil new at noon, authorities in italy are investigating what led an overpass to collapse and crush a car below. an italian news agency says two people inside that car were killed and two construction workers were injured. the overpass had been closed to traffic and was under construction when it collapsed on to the highway. dramatic new video to show you right as these florida firefighters approach the door it explodes into flames. they quickly back off. about 15 minutes later one goes back to put out the fire. both firefighters were injured but continued on with the fire call. american consumers reported losing more than $744 million last year to fraud. that averages to roughly $1,000 per victim. anna werner reports, con artists are impersonating the
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people you may trust like government officials or law enforcement. >> reporter: richard tanner says the call took him by surprise. >> i was about to hang up when they said are you at this address. >> reporter: the man on the other end said he was sergeant wade marshall with the sheriff's department and tanner owed fines of $1,600 for failing to appear for jury duty. >> we're calling you as a kurtcy . you have several outstanding citation. >> reporter: tanner told him he had served jury duty but the sergeant gave him case and citation numbers what sounded like police scanners in the background. he instructed tanner to head depament to pay up or face a warrant for his arrest. the only form of payment accepted, cash or a prepaid card called green dot. the call went on for nearly 40 minutes on his land line before tanner used his cell phone to call the local sheriff's department. >> the first thing i said was, is there a sergeant wade
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marshall? and i barely got the words out when the real sheriff's department said no, it's a scam, hang up. >> law enforcement would never make such a request. >> reporter: u.s. marshals service assistant director says it's a growing problem nationwide. the agency recently warns consumers about these slick scammers. >> these scammers are extremely well versed in the judicial process. they have frequently used real judge's names, real names of u.s. marshals service employees. >> reporter: and that's just one fine of what experts call imposter scams. the most common form of fraud duping u.s. consumers. the federal trade commission says in 2016, more than 400,000 people complained about impersonation fraud. the ftc points out a couple of red flags here. number one, government agencies rarely ever call demanding a payment. they still use regular mail and will send you a letter. and they don't take prepaid
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cards or gift cards. anna werner, cbs news, new york. the dow is down about 9 points right now. snapchat celebrated international women's day with a new set of filters but some say it came off as clueless. many questioned why the filters scientists marie curie came with a smoky eye makeup face instead of protective goggles. others wondered were the filters honoring a mexican activist and rosa parks appeared to lighten their skin. this isn't the first time snapchat has been called out for its filters. last year critics called a bob marley filter black face. time for a check now of our weather with roberta. >> nice day out there? >> yes. the best way to describe it is by this. it's our live weather camera. we're looking out towards alcatraz from the marina green area. look at that. makes you want to jump in, doesn't it? maybe not so much. water temperatures at 55 degrees. barely a breeze out there. but boy, the sky is seamless. not a cloud in the sky. right now, how about another
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view this time around from the embarcadero, we're looking out towards the bay bridge. you can see treasure island and also yerba buena island. and the port of oakland. here's a view of the beach and you can see people are just frolicking on the beach this afternoon. boy, wouldn't it be lovely to be there this afternoon or anytime this weekend? we are in the 60s. look at that santa rosa now at 69 degrees. 67 apiece in oakland and in san jose. san francisco at 64. our weather watcher charlie says it's 69 in vallejo and says, boy, spring has sprung and the weeds are growing. and you're spot on there, charlie. thanks for checking in. our pollen report suggests that the alder, juniper and the poplar all on the medium to high side but if you have allergies, make sure you are prepared for the weekend because those counts are going to be off the charts. today, stunning, tomorrow same. this weekend the warmest weekend so far this year. sure, we have a few high, thin clouds that will undercut the ridge of high pressure.
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you will see them on the horizon from time to time. but this huge dome of high pressure is strengthening diverting the storm track well to the north of the bay area. central valley in the 70s today. it is currently 64 going up to 66 in monterey bay. it's now in the high 40s going up to 55 in the high sierra. and speaking of the greater lake tahoe area, for the first time, this year, no chains are needed as we go into the weekend or over the weekend. sunny skies, bluebird skies, and we're talking about 50s each day from the north to the south shore. locally our shores in the 60s. 60s across the bay, 70s inland. today we'll have temperatures today spanning from 62 at the seashore, 75 inland, ditto friday. look at your weekend through monday. and boy!! it's time to set your clocks ahead one hour. kind of hard to believe that we're going to lose an hour of sleep. but we'll gain an hour of sunlight this weekend it's the st. patrick's day parade. we are trying to figure this
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out. i guess it's because it's next friday we are celebrating all day saturday. >> of course. >> in the mission district. on the corner of howard and 2nd street is where the parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. and it keeps going and going and going. >> green beer on saturday. >> i don't do beer whether it's green or other colors. >> you can buy me one. >> i'll do that. still ahead, comfort for her community using a needle and thread. how a south bay woman is touching lives through her craft. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at and we may feature your school on the show. using donated fabric, needle, and thread... ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is red peppers. red peppers field peppers are right now available. and the prices are great! they are available year round but in the wintertime, some of the prices really drop on these red peppers because there's so many being imported in. the price range of 69 cents a pound to $1.99. you can't beat it. still loaded with nutritional value. 330% in the vitamin c for the day and great flavor. when you buy them, make sure they're bright red all the way around. check the crowns right here. make sure it's free from any decaying and the stem is attached and heavy for the size ceck wall to them which is great to stir fry to saute.
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not too much to stuff because how they are shaped, besides that they are great for everything even raw in salads. they are in the market, price great, pennies on the dollar for nutritional value and flavor. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer, and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. using donated fabric, needle and thread one south bay woman has you come up with a way to create little things with big comfort. she does it for the love every sewing and community. allen martin reports on this week's jefferson award winner. >> so keep stuffing. >> reporter: even with the red hat, michelle zieler is tough to keep track of. she started "sew for love" in san jose 17 years ago. first teaching girl scouts how to sew using leftover and recycled fabric. >> but then it ended up they dropped it. and i said, i can't not let this go, it has to be a service forever. >> reporter: community service because "sew for love" uses donated fabric and supplies to hand-make thousands of items that are given out free of
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charge to more than 30 hecharities in 7 bay area counties. and monthly events and this once a year weekend sew-a-thon, volunteers create blankets, hats, bags, stuffed animals, and a 6-sided chair michelle calls a "cubie." >> because nothing goes to waste, all the scraps get collected and the kids stuff the cubies and they get donated. >> reporter: receiving charities include women's groups, animal shelters and first responders. michelle remembers a time a police officer called her. >> this little animal we had donated actually calmed a little girl down on the freeway after an accident. >> this is perfect. >> reporter: jodi is a long- time volunteer. >> we are doing good in our community and really that's what's important. >> reporter: michelle's daughter was one of the first girl scout volunteers. she admits that at home with donations piling up, it could get overwhelming. >> she makes it work and, you know, when you see the end goal, you just work with it. >> if we make just one item,
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that's all it needs to be. we volunteer, we made one item, the community was changed by one life and that's really where it's at. >> reporter: so for providing thousands of hands-sewn items that are all donated to the community, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to michelle zieler. allen martin, kpix 5. ♪[ music ] ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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