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♪ good evening. i'm ama daets. we have learned the names of the two b.a.r.t. employees killed by a train yesterday. chris sheppard is an afscme member, larry daniels is a contracted employee. the two were spruk by a b.a.r.t. train a mile north of the walnut creek b.a.r.t. station. sky 7 was over the accident scene yesterday as local investigators responded, dispatch calls indicate there were six people on that train at it's still unclear who was at
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the controls. investigators say right now they're piecing together the chain of events that led to the accident. >> my concern coming out here as it is for every investigation is to find out what happened. gather the facts. on scene that's all we'll do, gather the fakes. we'll make the measurements, open every door, and we'll look at every single part of what went on out here and make a determination as to what happened. >> abc 7 news reporter nick smith has more from the investigation today. >> every part of the operation out here records inspections, you name it, we'll be turning over every stone opening every door. >> reporter: officials with the national transportation safety board arrived this afternoon leading the investigation into the death of a b.a.r.t. engineer and contract worker struck and killed by this train on the stretch of track between walnut creek and pleasant hill yesterday afternoon. >> it was a loud bang. >> the sound of the impact and the disturbing scene that followed left neighbors shaken. the severity of the crash
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identified in this emergency call. >> go ahead, central. >> central, 3963. woo just struck some individuals at approximately decimal 2. >> it was gruesome. it was all of. it was just sad, and it made you think. you're like, god, what if they weren't on strike, this would all be prevented. >> union work others walked off the job on friday and$6u hold t. b.a.r.t. officials call the accident a tragic day in b.a.r.t.'s history and resisted any opportunity to make a connection between the death of their employees and previous safety issues raised by unions. >> did you have experience in operating a train? >> sal cruz is the vice president of afscme 3993 and insists current experience can make all the difference when it comes to safely operating equipment. unless you're out there every day operating those trains and that equipment, you can't replace that experience. >> b.a.r.t. officials have not said who was operating the train or the status of their
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certification. they say the two engineers were performing track maintenance. >> the labor issues, the negotiations are not in theñç forefront of our mind. we've just lost two people in the b.a.r.t. family. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. says the train was returning to the concord station after maintenance work when the accident happened. it will be up to the ntsb to figure out how it happened. the investigation is expected 0 last anywhere between four and ten days. in walnut creek, nick smith, abc 7 news. >> tonight, family, friends and co-workers mourn the loss of those two b.a.r.t. employees. they held two candle light vigils, this one at the walnut creek b.a.r.t. station and the other the lake merritt b.a.r.t. station. we'll continue to follow the investigation on abc 7 news. you can find updates on abc 7 news bay area. b.a.r.t. trains will not run tomorrow as the strike continues. for now, there are no talks scheduled. however, b.a.r.t. unions say they've offered a new proposal.
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they would believe it would compromise on allowing new technology in the workplace without compromising safety. b.a.r.t. hasn't responded to the offer. tomorrow the board of directors will hold a meeting to discuss negotiations. b.a.r.t. said it would like to resart talks but only with a mediator. the strike has put a strain on the bay area's other means of transportation such as ferrys. j nearly doubled. officials are planning for another huge increase in ridership tomorrow. here are options for those who rely on b.a.r.t. b.a.r.t. is providing charter buss from nine stayings starting at 5:00 a.m. carpool lanes vance expanded from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. the ferry will operate 12 boats. amtrak can get you from the eas bay south to san jose. ac transit buses will be on a regular schedule and is also providing additional transpay bay buts. join us early tomorrow morning for the latest on the strike.
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the abc 7 morning news team will be here beginning at 4:00 a.m. with a look how the commute is shaping up. truck drivers plan a work stoppage tomorrow to protest working conditions at the port of oakland. today they shared demands during a rally outside oakland city hall. the drivers claim their pay per load hasn't increased during the past ten years while costs have skyrocketed. truckers want operators to pay them to offset higher costs, including $50 a month for going green. >> what we're trying to do is just to put some pressure on the ports, the steamship line to come back to the table. they will already said no, you're not getting this, no, you're not getting this or this. we're sorry. >> some truckers feature the higher cost of new emission standards will drive them off the road. the port of oakland hasn't responded to our call today. the i don't knower of a concord convenience store robbed early yesterday caught the suspects ob tape. take a look at the surveilance
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video, the second time in two weeks the tobacco express has been hit. you can see the two men robbing the cash register. they also take t-shirts off the rack. the owner is hoping someone can identify these suspects. >> somebody see the video and check it out and if the police ---ing >> concord police confirm they are investigating two robberies at the store. the most recent attack happened yesterday morning around 5:30. the first robbery was october 8th. a 12-year-old girl is expected to survive after being hit by a car in san francisco's bayview district this afternoon. police checked out the minivan that struck her at third street and gilman avenue just before 1:00 p.m. investigators are trying to determine if the driver or the girl was at fault for that accident. four families need to find a new place to live after this fire drove them from their homes in walnut creek around 1:45ing this morning on north civic
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drive. nobody was hurt. the flames damaged six units at the boulders apartment home. fire crews spent about an hour putting the fire out. investigators believe the fire starteded in an upstairs unit and don't suspect arson. in oakland, the community is commemorating the anniversary of the 1991 oakland hills fire. a survivor who abandoned her home spoke today about the lasting impact of the fire on her family. >> for many years after, our oldest daughter, 9 years old at the time, slept with the light on. >> the fire began 22 years ago yesterday. 25 people died and more than 3800 homes were destroyed. it caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage. and it took crews 72 hours to get that fire under control. >> still ahead on=s 9," what could be driving some police officers out of san jose immediately after they graduate from the academy. and why the people of fresno aren't happy with the high speed
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work on the high speed rail project has begun, engineers have started setting up the first 30-mile segment near fresno. it the $68 billion project is expected to bring hundreds of well paying jobs to the region. however, some people there don't trust the plan. many are losing farms, their businesses that have been in their families for decades. the state has to buy the properties to tear them down and get ready for the rail system. after the work is complete, crews will bring the high speed rail to san jose next. coming up next, new information tonight about the great escape of two convicted killers. how investigators think the men got the forged documents and what led to their capture. plus, a cooldown is coming to the bay area. meteorologist leigh glaser is up next with your forecast. >> colin kaepernick with his most explosive and most efficient game of the year, frank gore finding the end zone on multiple
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covering los altos, antioch, petaluma and all the bay area, this is abc.7 news. >> now that two convicted killers are back in police custody, florida investigators are focusing on finding out who made the phony documents that led to their release. charles walker and joseph jenkins appeared in court today on escape charges. it's believed the men paid $,000 for someone to create the forged release papers. investigators expect more arrests. they say a close associate of the men tipped off police leading to their capture yesterday. fans of the fictional tv character who lost his life honored him with a funeral today. >> celebrate the life of walter whi
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white. >> they're mourning walter white, the main character in the hit series "breaking bad." several dozen people joined the ceremonial service in albuquerque where the series took place. the set decorator from the show delivered the eulogy. a replica of his meth lab rv led the funeral procession. it was for a good cause. the group sold tickets and brought in more than $17,000 to benefit the homeless. the tombstone will remain at the cemetery unless "breaking bad" fans get a little out of hand. it's time for a check on weather with leigh glaser. >> a lot of fog. you can see it out there coming in over the city. in fact, here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. picking it up a little bit off the coast here. really starting to make its way in through the golden gate headed out towards the peninsula as well as the bay. it is definitely going to bring us mist and drizzle overnight
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tonight, as well. you can see in the last few frames right here, all of this is banking up near the coast here. here is a look at our highs today where the fog was right near the coast. obviously, temperatures in the 50s to low 60s. san francisco today 61 degrees. but boy, i tell you, inland locations you can't beat the 80s. antioch 82, 83 for fairfield. clear lake 83 and 78 today in napa. this is another shot for you, a great one, kind of gives you a sense of all the on shore winds just pushing the low clouds and fog from our sutro cam. it is pushing it over the city of san francisco. so definitely some reduced visibilities tomorrow morning. san francisco right now already 50 degrees. 57 in san jose. half moon bay 56 degrees. golden gate bridge mist and drizzle reported on the span there. santa rosa 48. 61 in fairfield. concord 60 and livermore 64 degrees. here is a look at what you can expect coming up really throughout much of this
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workweek. patchy dense fog, obviously, mist and drizzle overnight tonight. slightly cooler temperatures for your monday. more cooling will take place as we head into thursday and lows tonight generally in the low 50s such as san francisco to the mid to upper 40s such as santa rosa there. remember that mist and drizzle will be with us mainly the peninsula, the north bay and the coast for that early morning commute. here's a look at our fog forecast. it is just going to be socked in by early tomorrow morning. there it's 5:00. the commute start time, and then it slowly burns back to just near the coast by late in the afternoon. here is the setup tomorrow. look for temperatures to cool just a few degrees. tuesday and wednesday, we're going to see more of a stronger on shore wind component. we'll watch this area of low pressure set up just off coast. not quite sure just where it's going to go right now. it's what we call a cutoff flow. it could sit there and spin
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counterclockwise for three to four days. some of the models want to bring it rightch-é in over san franc. others keep it to the south of us. get ready for cooler days especially as we get into the thursday and friday. strong rip currents and this is an advisory up through tuesday afternoon. also watch out for some of those sneaker waves. here's a look at our highs tomorrow. they will come down a few degrees. san jose 75. at our beaches where the fog is, upper 50s to low 60s there. the peninsula in the mid to low 70s. 56 for downtown san francisco. in the north bay, novato 76, 76 for napa. oakland tomorrow 71 degrees. in the east bay, probably one more day of didn'ts, upper 70s to right near 80 degrees. accuweather seven-day forecast, the big changing will take thursday, friday as stronger on shore winds, the clouds pick up and temperatures will drop. >> thank you so much, leigh. she was in nashville with the
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49ers. you have all the highlights for us. >> i was not in nashville. i did not get to fly back. he had all the fun. when frank gore talks, people listen or at least i do. gore saying after today's game in tennessee, this team is special. it's going to be crazy. bring the crazy, frank. jake walker back from a two-game injury absence for the titans. didn't matter. as for colin kaepernick, he was captivating today. read option and in untouched, 20 yards for a 10-0 second quarter lead. nobody had it better than those guys today. next titans possession, tremaine brock, how good has he been? third pick of the season. the turnover leading to points. gore with his first touchdown of the game. 17-0 niner lead. then kaepernicking with his quarterbacking. 62 yards on four receptions today. down at the 4 yard line.
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three plays later, gore will get into the end zone for a second time. 70 yards rushing. another 34 receiving for gore. all three phases working, offense, defense, special teams. darious reynaud takes a shot fromu kassim osgood all over it. that's a touchdown. 31-17 the final after seven games, the niners are 5-2. jim harbaugh afterwards, it doesn't get any bigger than a game seven. >> this was a big game. we were treating it like the biggest game of the season because it was our next game. we were treating it like game seven of the world series or the stanley cup. the next game will be game eight and we'll treat it just the same. >> harbaugh, got to love him. tonight at 11:00, another edition of vernon's view. shuman's one-on-one conversation with niners tight end vernon davis, vernon's view only on abc 7 news. it was one of the most hyped mid-season games in recent nfl memory.
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peyton manning returning to indianapolis to face his successor, andrew luck. manning gone. but not forgotten. you think the colts fans appreciate the 14 years of service? i'd say so. the fans weren't the only ones welcoming him back to town. so was robert mathis. ball pops loose. colts recover. that's a safety, 14-12 game. andrew luck, nothing phasedh(fñ in college. same in the nfl. three touchdown passes in the first half. that one to his teammate from stanford, kobe fleenor. back to pass. 23 unanswered points for indy. broncos would rally but not enough. peyton and company fall with a 39-33 loss. broncos lose. alex smith and the chiefs are alone in first place in the afc west. smith one touchdown rushing. chiefs still undefeated at 7-0 with a 17-16 win over houston.
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the first bcs standings released earlier tonight with stanford garnering some national respect. yesterday, 24-10 win over ucla had to help. if you missed after game last night, you missed a showing this cody whitfield catch catch about 28 times. !.$ from 13th to eighth in the rankings and all the way to sixth in the bcs. fans in oregon not happy. florida state, they're second. the ducks are third. things don't seem to getting better in berkeley. cal with a 49-17 loss to oregon state at home last night. the bears turned it over four times, starting quarterback jared goff was pulled. coach sonny dykes with an honest evaluation. >> we got our tail kicked. didn't play or or coach well. i'd like to be able to say something other than what actually happened but that's happened. >> honesty, the best policy. huge game tonight in l.a. earthquakes fans showing up loud
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and proud. quakes needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. chris won da lou ski, the header denied. the galaxy's marcellus turned away by a diving jon busch. game ends in a scoreless tie. unless they can beat dallas while scoring 12 goals next weekend and vin colorado lose to vancouver by at least six goals, then they get in the playoffs. not going to happen. good-bye for the san jose sharks, unfortunately or the san jose earthquakes, not sharks. >> a little early for that. >> sharks have a  ways to go. up next on "abc7 news at 9," a stephen king classic remade a stephen king classic remade for the big screen. look at them with that u-verse wireless receiver.
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coming up tonight at 11:00, cot b.a.r.t. strike be ending soon? what unions are saying tonight about the walkout. and the optional feature on new cars that could soon be a requirement. tonight on the abc 7 news at 11:00. "gravity" kept afloat at the top of the box office this weekend. the thriller starring sandra bullock and george clooney has made $170 million in three weeks. it's particularly popular on imax 3-d because of the impressive visuals. the movie made another $31 million this weekend. coming in second place, tom hanks' modern pirate thriller captain phillips, another remake of carrie debuted in third place. and the schwarzenegger stallone flick escape plan came in fifth. that will do it for news at 9. i'm ama daetz. the again, our next newscast is >> this is the show with all
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