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news updates always on or just wait 30 minutes. we'll see you then. >> captioning sponsored by cbs >> yuccas: tonight, rain, and lots of it, as a bomb cyclone gets set to blast the west coast. the ferocious storm set to deliver sheets of rain and feet of snow. >> if they say evacuations, i'll just get the hell out of dodge. >> yuccas: we'll get the forecast from meteorologist jeff berardelli. also tonight, new details into the deadly movie shooting. what investigators say alec baldwin was told before firing that fatal shot. >> yuccas: plus, democrats say they're near a deal on president biden's spending plan. what's in and what's out. inside haiti: cbs' manuel bojorquez' "reporter's notebook" on one of the most dangerous countries in the world. also, volcano watch.
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>> reporter: i'm roxana saberi on the spanish island of lai a palma, where residents are entering their second month of living in the shadows of this volcanic eruption. >> yuccas: and later, the young pumpkin farmer turning his hashest into hope. >> for a five-year-old to understand helping people, it's amazing. >> this is the "cbs weekend this is the "cbs weekend news." >> yuccas: good evening. i'm jamie yuccas in los angeles. adriana diaz is off. tonight, tens of millions of people living in northern california and the pacific northwest are bracing for a blast of what's called a bomb cyclone. it's a super-charged storm powering up in the pacific and closing in on the coast. it's expected to deliver a river of rain to the region, causing flash flooding, mudslides, and even evacuations. cbs' lilia luciano is in los angeles and joins us with the latest. lilia, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, jamie. weather here in california is
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about to get way more intense. a massive wall of rain is about to hit the northern part of the state, and communities are bracing for mudslides and dangerous flash flooding. the storm system heading to the west coast is so ferocious, it's known as a bomb cyclone. and it's helping to drive a river of moisture towards northern california. massive rainfall and strong winds are on the way. in areas scorched bare by wildfires, flash flooding, and mudslides could pose grave danger. >> the water flows off instead of soaking in,s and it can start picking up pebbles and bolders and the trees. and it can be severely damaging. >> reporter: marty ralph is an expert on weather and water extremes at u.c. san diego. on a scale of one to five, he says this system is a five. in area like nevada county hit hard by the river fire, emergency officials are telling residents to be ready to evacuate once again. >> if they say evacuations, i'll
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just get the hell out of donnell. >> reporter: in a region exhausted by extreme weather conditions, ralph said the rain won't end the drought but it will have an upside. >> this will pretty much put an end to the risk of major fires in northern california for the season. >> reporter: the storm will also have an upside for skiers, bringing heavy novel to the sierra nevada mountain range. mammoth ski resort is already on target for its snowiest october in a decade and now plans to open two weeks ahead of schedule. northern and central california will get the first soaking. here in l.a., we expect the rain to arrive by monday. jamie. >> yuccas: lilia, thank you. let's check in with cbs news meteorologist and climate specialist jeff berardelli tracking the severe weather. jeff. good evening, jamie, good evening, everybody. we call this weather whiplash to go from the worst drought in modern history and in the snap of a finger a record-breaking storm system along the west
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coast. to give you an idea how wicked this jet stream is, over the open ocean we have 30- to 50-foot waves. that means rough surf expected on the west coast. now, it's all due to a fire hose of tropical moisture, concentrated band of tropical moisture that will be shooting its way, slingshotting its way into the central coast of california. the storm to the north of it will be the equivalent of a cat three hurricane. that means gusts along the coast up to 80 miles an hour, and that band of heavy tropical moisture moving down the coast as we head through tonight and during the day tomorrow as well. so here's a look at your hour-by-hour forecast. look how intense this rain is. we do expect to see flash flooding and debris flows. it's looking like it will be a very dangerous situation for the next 24-48 hours. maybe an inch of rain in southern california, but in central california, 4-8 inches of rain. plus some places maybe a foot, and three to five feet of snow in the mountains. this weather whiplash becoming more common because of climate change. jamie. >> yuccas: we haven't seen this kind of moisture in a long
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time. jeff berardelli, thank you. there are new details tonight about the accidental shooting death of a cinematographer and safety conditions on the movie set. after alec baldwin fired the fatal shot. cbs' omar villafranca is in santa fe with the latest. omar. >> reporter: good evening. the "los angeles times" is reporting that a week before the deadly accident, there were two misfires on the set. now, investigators are still collecting evidence here at this ranch, and they're also looking to see if the fatal shooting was caught on camera. the frantic 911 calls tell part of the story that unfolded on the movie set. >> reporter: on thursday, alec baldwin fired one shot from a prop gun that killed cinematographer halyna hutchins on the set of his new film "rust." director joel souza was also injured. investigators are still trying to find out how a live round ended up in a prop gun used to the set of the low-budget
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western thriller starring baldwin. according to an affidavit, the prop gun baldwin was handed was mistaken for a cold gun, meaning it did not have live rounds. baldwin, seen here visibly distraught the day of the shooting, said in a tweet, "there are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of halyna hutchins." the armorer that handles the guns was identified as hannah gutierrez. in september, she told a podcast she was nervous handling the prop guns fair previous movie. >> i almost didn't take the job because i wasn't sure i was ready but doing it, like, it went really smoothly. >> reporter: hutchins' husband shared this photo of halyna and her son and gave this statement about the rising talent, "our loss is enormous, and we ask that the media please respect my family a privacy as we process our grief." a small vigil will be held tonight in albuquerque to honor the cinematographer. jamie. >> yuccas: such a tragedy.
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omar villafranca, thank you. there's still no deal, but democrats in the nation's capital are narrowing their differences over president biden's massive social spending bill. cbs' christina ruffini is at the white house with the very latest. christina. >> reporter: good evening, jamie. the president spent the afternoon at his granddaughter's field hockey game, but he spent the week trying to remind disagreeing democrats they're on the same team. >> you've got to work things out. >> reporter: president biden is encouraging democratic lawmakers to agree on a framework for the "build back better" plan, sooner rather than later. >> if it takes an extra week, to me that's worth it. >> reporter: but pramila jayapal, chair of the house progressive caucus, says the details are still being worked out. >> we are trying to get to a place where everybody can agree to something that is still transformative. >> reporter: the original $3.5 trillion bill was trimmed to $2 trillion in order to appease senate democrats joe manchin and kyrsten sinema, who opposed the initial price tag.
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>> we will get nothing if we do not have 50 votes. >> reporter: the white house has been encouraging the two wings of the party to compromise. >> compromise is not a dirty word. >> reporter: one thing both teams seem to agree on-- funding for universal pre-kindergarten. but other measures like free community college are out. paid family leave gets trimmed from 12 weeks to four, and the president said this week that a proposal to cover medicare vision and dental seems unlikely. >> i prefer to do the things that can get done now that begin to change want lives of ordinary americans to give them a fighting chance. >> reporter: now, once they decide what goes in the bill they, still have to decide how to pay for it. one option would be to increase taxes on billionaires, but it's unclear if all 50 democratic senators would agree. and remember, jamie, they can't afford to lose a single vote. >> yuccas: wow. christina ruffini, thank you. today, former president obama returned to the campaign trail in virginia. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> hello, richmond! >> yuccas: mr. obama spoke to a crowd in richmond as democrats rally around governor terry mcauliffe's reelection bid. that tight race is also widely seen as a referendum on biden's presidency. booster shot distribution kicks into high gear this weekend. 70 million americans are now eligible for the shots, and that could jump to 120 million in just a few months. it follows f.d.a. approval of the moderna and johnson & johnson boosters, and official word that mixing vaccines is okay. next week, federal regulators will review whether the shots are ready for the nation's roughly 28 million children ages five to 11. today marks one week since a notorious criminal gang kidnapped 17 missionaries and children in haiti. unicef warns that nowhere is safe because of a surge in abductions. it's a country cbs' manuel bojorquez knows well as we see in tonight's "reporter's notebook." >> reporter: ask anyone in haiti, and they'll tell you the
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kidnapping of such a lar group s it's a symptom of a much larger problem. haiti is descending further into chaos. natural disasters and the assassination of the president this summer have left the government even more unstable. gangs are quickly filling the gaps. there is so much frustration in the streets here and the poverty creates a fertile breeding ground for the gangs. we got to see how this insecurity touches every aspect of life here. from mothers fearing sending their children to school. unicef says the number of women and children kidnapped for ransom so far this year has already surpassed last year's total. to threats against the truck drivers trying to deliver desperately needed food and medicine to people who need it. we met monseigneur oge bouvier at the organization food for the on poor. >> it's heartbreaking. >> reporter: he says the
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kidnapping of clergy and missimissionaries is yet the lat escalations by the gang. may i ask, is a man of the cloth, whether you're feeling that insecurity as well? >> i do feel that insecurity. i live and work here. and anybody can get kidnapped at any time. >> reporter: if it's not kidnapping, it's extortion. 29-year-old charl joel drives a mini-bus, but only if he pays the gangs a fee. what is your fear? >> he fears for his life. he has to go out and work for his family. >> reporter: he has a wife and daughter to support. >> he's thinking about the future of the children. >> reporter: everybody's children not just yourself. >> yes. >> reporter: he hopes in the midst of this turmoil, that they'll some day see a safer haiti. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, port-au-prince. >> yuccas: we can all hope for that. manny, thank you. personan in ec ean.roem the the u.s. coast guard is tracking about 40 containers
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that tumbled off a ship in rough seas. it happened west of the strait of juan de fuce, north of washington state. straight ahead on the "cbs weekend news," a volcano's fury enters a second month with no end in sight. also, a surge in thefts of a very expensive car part. and later, the five-year-old putting a different kind of spirit into halloween.
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>> yuccas: an erupting volcano on the spanish island of la palma continues to spew lava and ash without relief. today, spain's prime minister says his government will speed up aid to residents. many on the volcanic island have lost everything. cbs' roxana saberi is there.
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>> reporter: since the cumbre vieja volcano roared back to life last month, its river of fires have scorched more than 2,000 acres. this is about as close as we can get to the volcano. you can see the smoke rising from the lava as it flows down the side of the mountain, hitting some buildings, setting them on fire. molten rock buried and baked the town of la laguna, including the home of maria fuentes and her son, airam. they fled just in time, but as the lava advances, they're on the run again. "every day we pray," airam says. "we're afraid of the uncertainty." with the eruption expected to continue for weeks, even months, the damage runs deep. >> many, many thousands of people, they have lost everything-- house, animals-- everything. >> reporter: around 90% of the population has not had to evacuate yet.
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but from the smoke in the air to the ashes that blanket the streets, the effects of the volcano are impossible to escape. does it sting your eyes? >> yes. >> reporter: "yes" shopkeeper gabriel amendolra tells me. "that's why i wear my glasses." the eruption is also interrupting tourism and tarnishing what islanders called their "yellow gold." the country's economy relies heavily on banana plantations like this. some are getting scorched by the lava. others are getting covered with layers of volcanic ash. still, volcanologist nemesio perez says with the lava flowing slowly, there's been one big victory. >> so far, four weeks and a half... >> reporter: and he says, for those who watch from afar fa,, s a chance to watch form middable
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nature. >> yuccas: those pictures are just incredible. still ahead on the "cbs weekend news," what's driving thefts of this car part? and how one state is trying to curb the crime.
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>> yuccas: a catalytic converter is an important and expensive part of a car's exhaust system, and thefts are spike ing nationwide up 325% in the last two years, mostly due to a rise of the value in the rare metals inside. jim williams of our chicago staib wbbm has more. >> it was my toyota highlander. >> reporter: car number one last year. >> got in the car the next day, turned it on, it sounded like it was about to explode. >> reporter: car number two this year. >> i turned it on, heard the motor, turned to my husband and
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said, "catalytic converter is gone." >> again. >> reporter: katie reynolds and her husband have two cars in humboldt park. thieves took catalytic converter in both. the highlander how much did you have to spend? >> about $1,400 out of pocket. >> reporter: and your reaction to that was? >> it hurt a lot. >> reporter: that's in addition to the $500 deductible they spent to replace the catalytic converter in their prius. nearby, gwen de veer was hit, too. >> i work in restaurants and we're still all recovering, you know. >> reporter: yes, good point. >> it was a big hit. >> people are crying for help. >> reporter: all over illinois, says state representative la shawn ford, people are outraged by the rash of catalytic converter thefts, sold to scrap metal operators and used car parts dealers for cash. ford has introduced a new illinois law that would require catalytic converter sellers to show buyers a driver's license or state i.d. buyers would then have to log that personal information. >> if you have to identify who
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you are when you're selling this catalytic converter, then you're going to think twice. >> reporter: the hope is to dry up the market for the stolen parts. similar laws have been passed in other states, including legislation in california in 2019. but state farm insurance says its customers' claims for catalytic converter thefts jumped 175% in california between june of 2020 and june of this year. still, any legislation in illinois would be welcomed by two-time victim katie reynolds. >> i hope it hundreds. i hope that i don't have to experience this and my neighbors don't have to experience this anymore. >> reporter: jim williams, cbs news, chicago. >> yuccas: what a nightmare. coming up on the "cbs weekend news," gas prices reach a seven-year high. what's fueling the surge? in next.
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>> yuccas: gas prices nationwide are at an all-time
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high. they are highest in california-- $4.54 for a gallon of regular unleaded. that's about ■$1.15 higher tha the national average accord to a.a.a. one station in california's big sur charging even more. look at this-- $7.59 a gallon for regular. can you believe that? a jump in crude oil costs is blamed for the pain at the pump. 20 years ago today, steve jobs introduced the first ipad, and revolutionized the music world. the ipod, remember this, was about the size of a deck of cards. it saved an industry suffering from dijical privacy. it also turned apple into one of the wealthiest companies on the planet. when we return, a young pumpkin farmer using his profits to help kids in need.
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>> yuccas: finally tonight in the spirit of the season, a story about pumpkin picking. the honor system and a generous heart. here's liz collin of our minneapolis station wcco. >> it's a big one. pretty small. >> reporter: like any good country boy, five-year-old emmitt cox is proud of his crop. >> $4. >> reporter: and can tell you how much one costs to take home. >> $5. >> reporter: but what began as father-son bonding last year has grown into something more. >> him and his dad are farm boys through and through. >> reporter: their patch last season produced some 200 pumpkins, so many they weren't sure what to do with them all? >> we thought maybe this would be an opportunity for emmitt to learn how to make his own money and manage funds. >> reporter: an honor system they set up on the side of the road. >> every night he was excited to go out and check the box and put the money in his jar. >> reporter: $400 later and some teaching at home how money can be used to help others.
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>> he mentioned his pumpkin money, and i said, if you want to donate some of it, that's perfectly fine." and right away he said, "nope, i'm going to donate it all." >> and he did for toys for tots. >> he got to do a shopping spree and fill this cart. >> for a five-year-old to understand helping people oorkts amazing. >> reporter: friends and neighbors were back again this fall to pitch in. >> we didn't get very much this year. >> reporter: even if the crop wasn't as plentiful. as any good country boy knows his weather patterned. >> some of the seeds didn't not grow, that much rain. >> reporter: still, a successful harvest where it matters most. >> if a five-year-old can put others before himself, maybe-- maybe we all can. >> reporter: liz collin, cbs news, monticello, minnesota. >> yuccas: good job, emmitt. i like what the mom had to say, "if the five-year-old can do it, we can all do it." that's the "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. later on cbs, "48 hours." and don't forget "sunday morning
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with jane pauley" first thing tomorrow. i'm jamie yuccas n los angeles. >> live from the cbs bay area studios. this is kpix 5 news. >> we are tracking the atmosphere river. it is barreling toward the bay area. it is expected to be a super soaker. >> new evacuations in two bay area counties. just minutes ago. >> imax, people are gearing up for a whole lot of rain. we will show you how some of them are preparing coming up. >> something when you live on the river. >> and why deflating a dam is a crucial part of storm preps of the north bay. >> and, new details on a highway mystery in santa cruz county. a chp officer becomes the victim of a crime that he was responding to.
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thanks for joining us. i'm juliet. >> and brian. a powerful rainstorm that we have been hearing about all week, now heading for the bay area. people are filling sandbags, buying lanterns, and preparing for possible evacuations. >> let's look live across the bay area. san francisco is just blanketed in fog. there is thick fog around the golden gate bridge. the skyline is also very gloomy over dublin. >> as the storm moves in, debris flows are going to be a big concern in the burn scar area as especially the santa cruz mountains. in the past hour, santa cruz and san mateo counties issued individuation order for areas near the lighting fire burn scarring. check it out on the map. evacuation orders shaded in red. those are all in santa cruz county. warnings and san mateo county, shaded in yellow. they begin at 8:00 in the morning tomorrow. sheriff's deputies are actually going door-to-door to notify residents in low-lying high risk areas. hundreds of homes are in evacuation zones. a shelter for ue


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