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for this monday, for some of you the news continues, for others check back with us later for cbs this morning and follow u onli reporting from w york city. it's monday, april 5th, 2021. this is it's monday, april 5th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." state of emergency. a toxic wastewater pond is threatening hundreds of homes in florida. the scramble right now to avoid a potential disaster. breaking overnight, jail uprising. inmates escape from their cells, smash windows and throw objects out the window. what led up to the chaotic situation. baseball brawl. major league baseball pulls the all-star game from atlanta igniting a feud with the igniting a feud with the governor of georgia. captioning funded by cbs good morning, i'm diane king
hall in for anne-marie green. we begin with the frantic effort in florida to prevent a potentially catastrophic toxic flood along the gulf coast. hundreds of residents remain under an evacuation order this morning as crews try to keep a large wastewater pond from collapsing. naomi ruchim joins us from new york. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, the fears over flooding have decreased somewhat. that's the good news. now there are concerns this situation could have dire environmental consequences, especially for wildlife. workers are scrambling to head off a potential disaster at a wastewater holding pond near tampa bay. >> a leak in the containment wall has been ongoing at the piney point facility over the past week. >> reporter: the 77-acre pond contains millions of gallons of toxic water from a phosphate plant that once occupied the site. the fear is that the leak might develop into a breach that would
flood the surrounding area. >> the greatest concern at the moment for human health and safety is the risk of uncontrolled discharge. >> reporter: engineers were unable to plug the leak, and the decision was made to evacuate nearby homes and businesses. >> i am happy to report that no news is good news. we have thankfully avoided uncontrolled breach that would have endangered people and property in the evacuation zone. >> reporter: florida governor ron desantis declared a state of emergency in three counties near the pond. >> what we're looking at now is trying to prevent and respond to if need be a real catastrophic flood situation. >> reporter: water is now being pumped out of the pond at a rate of about 22,000 gallons a minute. officials said it would take until tuesday to remove enough water to prevent a breach. local officials say the situation poses no risk to the
local water supply and drinking water. they claim this is part of a closed system. and the plan once this is all over, they say, is to try and close that facility permanently. diane? >> all right. naomi ruchim in new york. thank you. breaking overnight in st. louis, inmates at a jail staged a riot, smashing windows. [ cheers ] a local news crew captured the moment when dozens of inmates started causing damage. one person even threw a chair from a third-story window. some of the inmates demanded court dates. they're upset over a delay in court hearings because of the pandemic. the situation is now back under control. no guards were injured in the riot, but a few inmates were possibly hurt. there was an uprising in the same jail in february. the trial of the former minneapolis police officer charged with killing george floyd is set to resume today. the first week of derek
chauvin's trial was marked by emotional accounts from people who watched chauvin press his knee against floyd's neck last may for more than nine minutes. prosecutors also showed hours of video of the arrest from different angles. yesterday floyd was honored during easter sunday services that were held just feet from where he died. travelers hit the skies this holiday weekend in record numbers. the tsa screened more than 1.5 million people on friday. that's the highest number in more than a year. it came on the same day that the cdc announced fully vaccinated americans can travel at low risk to themselves. the agency still urges passengers to wear masks and social distance when possible. meantime, it was the second easter disrupted by the pandemic. the amount of coronavirus cases is still rising in at least 27 states. this as the number of fully vaccinated americans continues to grow. more than 61 million people have received both doses. that's more than 18% of the total u.s. population. lilia luciano is tracking the
latest. ♪ >> reporter: worshippers in l.a. celebrated easter at church for the first time in two years. inside in pews and outside in cars. relaxed covid restrictions allowing them to gather. ♪ elsewhere, some unmasked and ignoring safety protocols. >> j-e-s-u-s. >> reporter: the former fda commissioner told "face the nation" americans must remain vigilant. >> we're still in a high-prevalence environment. we still have variants circulating that we don't fully understand. >> reporter: a race between the deadly variants and will vaccinations. the cdc says on as average three million people a day are getting shots. friday a record four million. at the baltimore plant where 15 million vaccines were spoiled, the federal government has ordered johnson & johnson to run operations. at the airports this weekend, a record number of travelers as people gather for the holiday.
>> i feel a lot easier now traveling being vaccinated. >> this is the gospel of the lord -- >> reporter: in new york city, paster timothy wiseman welcomed worshippers for in-person services. tell me how your church is doing. >> to say the most obvious thing it's been a tough year. >> reporter: how does it feel to go back to an in-person service after half a year of not doing it? >> having the 30 people in the room is an amazing feeling. just being in the same room together is -- is proof to me that there is life past this pandemic. >> reporter: starting monday, places of worship like this church will be allowed double the number of people inside. all part of l.a. county's move toward fewer restrictions and more reopenings. lilia luciano, cbs news, los angeles. and reaction continues to come in after major league baseball announced it is moving this year's all-star game out of atlanta in response to georgia's controversial new voting law.
the mlb commissioner said, quote, major league baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box. fair access to voting continues to have our games' unwavering support. supporters of the decision to move the game from atlanta's park say the new law makes it harder for people of color to vote. critics say the decision will hurt working people in the state and have long-term economic consequences. >> in the middle of a pandemic, major league baseball put the wishes of stacy abrams and joe biden ahead of well-being of hard-working georgians who were counting on a paycheck. >> governor kemp said major league baseball caved to what he called political pressure. ahead, we'll talk with the atlanta mayor. she'll discuss the league's decision to move the all-star game out of her city and the impact it will have on the local economy.
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"the new york times" reports the former manager of dmx says the rapper is on life support in a vegetative state. a lawyer for dmx whose real name is earl simmons says the 50-year-old suffered a heart attack at his home in white plains, new york, on friday. a statement from the rapper's family says he is in a coma and on a ventilator. a prayer vigil is planned for today outside the hospital. the "associated press" reports pope francis called armed conflicts during the pandemic scandalous in his traditional easter sunday address. earlier in the day, the pope celebrated easter mass in front of only about 200 people at st. peter's basilica due to coronavirus restrictions. during his easter message, francis denounced how warfare continues to rage as the pandemic has triggered severe social and economic suffering around the world. he also called on nations to ensure that vaccines reach the poorest conditions. -- poorest countries. "the chicago tribune" says "the trial of the chicago seven" took top honors at the screen
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overnight. a security warning if you're on facebook. the personal information for more than 500 million users was found on a website for hackers. details included names, locations, birthdays, and email addresses. facebook said the leak was old and stemmed from a problem that was fixed in 2019. well, target is back with its annual car seat trade-in event. starting today the retailer's accepting all types of car seats, old or damaged. materials are recycled. in exchange, customers will get a 20% discount toward a new car seat, car base, travel system, or other baby gear. the promotion runs through april 17th. target usually holds this event twice a year, but it had to cancel last year's promotion because of the coronavirus. and it pays to hold on to those old football cards. one of tom brady's rookie cards sold for $2.2 million on friday. it was autographed by the former patriots quarterback and sold to an anonymous buyer.
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-- roared to the top of the weekend box office. the monster clash brought in a pandemic best $32 million. the movie played in more than 3,000 theaters across the country. most are operating at 50% capacity or less. the five-day total so far has passed $48 million. drama and excitement at the ncaa college basketball tournament on the women's side. stanford captured the national championship last night holding off arizona in the final seconds. >> to mcdonald -- five seconds left. mcdonald -- two seconds. mcdonald trapped -- that is it! stanford survives again! [ cheers ] >> arizona's ari mcdonald missed a game-winning three-pointer as time expired. the wild finish gave stanford their first title in 29 years. >> gonzaga has tried to do something -- for the win -- oh, yes! oh, yes!
unbelievable! >> what a game saturday night between gonzaga and ucla. in overtime the bulldogs won with a last second three pointer. they'll play baylor in the final game and is hoping to be the first team since 1976. you can watch the men's national championship tonight at 9:00 eastern here on cbs. question -- who is the next guest host for the game show "jeopardy!"? answer, who is aaron rogers. the green bay packers quarterback is filling in tonight through april 16th. the 37-year-old said "jeopardy!" was one of his favorite shows growing up. he also called it the honor of a lifetime to host the show. and heartbreak for "bridgerton" fans. simon bassett, the duke of hastings on the hit show, will not return for season two. the actor told "variety" he only signed on for one season. on twitter, the official account
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our top stories this morning -- crews in florida are working to prevent what governor ron desantis calls a possible catastrophic flood situation. workers are scrambling to stop a wastewater holding pond in the tampa area from collapsing. the 77-acre pond holds millions of gallons of toxic water from an old phosphate plant. hundreds of people are under evacuation orders. and the trial of the former minneapolis police officer charged with killing george floyd is set to resume today. the first week of derek chauvin's trial was marked by emotional accounts from people who watched chauvin press his
knee against floyd's neck for more than nine minutes last may. yesterday, easter sunday services were held just feet from where floyd died. over the last year, asian americans have been attacked, and in some cases their homes and businesses vandalized. that's prompting others to take action. here's cbs' nancy chen. before i would wear a mask to not get sick. now what was sickening was i was starting to think that i need to wear a mask so maybe they won't see i'm asian. >> reporter: rena moved to maryland from the philippines 15 years ago. after the attack last week on an asian american woman in new york city, she now worries about how to protect herself and others. nationally nearly 3,800 hate incidents toward asian americans have been recorded since the start of the pandemic. >> welcome, everyone. >> reporter: organizations in asian americans advancing justice or aaajc showed how to react during bystander awareness
courses. >> it's bringing awareness to people that you are somebody who can change a situation and you can help other. >> reporter: since the spa shootings where six air baseens were killed, the number of bystander education training has doubled to 32,000. an additional 45,000 people have registered. aajc president john yank -- >> if you are in a position to do so, there may be something you can do in the moment, as well. evaluate your options, plus please don't do nothing. >> reporter: the online trainings emphasize the five ds of bystander intervention -- distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct. nora abustate signed up from new mexico. >> it's important for anyone to get involved in this, not just asian americans. if we allow this to happen, it's going to happen to other people. >> reporter: the trainings have become so popular, many are now at capacity for the next few weeks as they add more classes. nancy chen, cbs news, new york.
coming up on "cbs this morning," more on the fallout over major league baseball moving the all-star game out of atlanta. we'll speak with mayor keisha lance bottoms. plus, hunter biden talks with anthony mason about his memoir "beautiful things" and his struggles with alcohol and cocaine. and actress debra ayrenday talks about her upcoming series "them." that's the cbs news for this monday. thank you for watching. i'm diane king hall. have a great day. ♪ have a great day. ♪