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but this isn't a dream. it's just a video from my last birthday party. (male announcer): this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> catherine: and a deadly shooting at l-a-x what we're learning about the gunman. >> catherine: traffic is flowing normally through the caldecott tunnel tonight. all lanes were reopened this afternoon. the fire happened in the right-most bore. headed eastbound. the car caught fire about 3-quarters of the way through. >> catherine: 8 people were hurt -- none seriously. one man who was in the
tunnel when it happened. recorded it all on his cell phone. he shares how he escaped a dimly-lit, smoke-filled caldecott tunnel. this is what's left of the car that caught fire. >> you could see the smoke and definitely smell something burning. >> some people had breathing mask like a face protector mask that they placed on their face or children that were with them also. >> >> catherine: the driver was george orban. when his car went up in flames. someone came to the rescue. george says he's grateful that he had some help. and wasn't hurt. >> it was scary! he let me use his cell phone. he tried
to help with his extinguisher but there was only one squirt left within the extinguisher. >> catherine: this wasn't the first car fire inside one of the tunnels. accident started a fire that killed 7 people and forced the 3rd bore to close for several months. kron 4's charles clifford talked to caltrans about what they're doing to keep the tunnels safe. >> reporter:the first and second bores of the caldecott tunnel were built in the 1930s. the third bore was finished in 1964. the fatal 1982 fire, forced engineers to improve safety standards and since then caltrans regularly looks for ways to make the tunnels safer. caltrans spokesman bob hauss says several upgrades have recently been finished or are ongoing. that includes putting in a more robust water system. >>we have an 8 inch water
line going in, so that will make it easier for firefighters to have a good strong supply of water in case there's another incident like this. they've also improved the radio network inside the tunnels so first responders can communicate more effectively and they're working on upgrading the public address system that can deliver emergency information to drivers. >>that way if there is an accident like today you can turn on the public address system and say, "remain in your car or exit this way" >> reporter:because getting radio signals through the tunnels can be difficult. >> reporter:and they've also started working on what's called a scoping study that will look for others ways to improve safety. >> reporter:meanwhile, the new fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel is nearing completion. the tunnel will feature high powered ventilation, pull out lanes, emergency exits, a public address system and a robust fire suppression system. caltrans says that before the fourth bore opens to traffic, hopefully in just a few weeks, all of those safety features will undergo rigourous testing.
in the east bay charles clifford kron 4 news. >> catherine: developing news. >> catherine: a deadly airport shooting. chaos at l-a-x this morning. >> catherine: tonight we're learning more about what happened. >> catherine: a t-s-a officer was killed. he's been identified >> catherine: as gerardo hernandez. several other people hurt including the gunman. he's been identified as paul ciancia - and is in police custody. stephanie elam is live in los angeles with the latest. >> catherine: stephanie?? >> reporter: the los angeles airport police chief said a man with an assault weapon approached a security check point in terminal 3.
>> he continued shooting in the past the screener back into the airport itself. >> reporter: the first to die in the line of duty since the agency was created and 81. paul anthony cst and 24 years old and a citizen. currently investigating his background and more about him. >> reporter: especially in sprawling airport likelax. many portholes inside the airport and so many areas to secure. lax is one of those tough airport spiri.
>> we were on the tarmac for five hours. first they said there were one to have buses take us off. >> reporter: the shooter according to a source was sending grambling text messages to his family stating that he was unhappy year in lost angeles after leaving new jersey. >> catherine: think you stephanie >> catherine: continuing our team coverage. kron4's dan kerman is live at s-f-o where more than a dozen flights to lax have been cancelled today. dan? >> reporter: he may have been suicidal. is from its
say they saw him on thursday and he was fine. he reportedly grew up in a new jersey. he was a loner and also belleek in school growing up. classmates did that he did not say much in school years ago. he seemed like a nice guy. he left a note at the scene today which states he was the anti-government. and expected to die. however, he is still alive. kathryn back to you. j.r. stone >> reporter: we are still seen cancellations tonight but in addition to more than 1000 dozen canceled we also had all of those people
above canceled flights were having to rebut connections and finding most that they are spending the night here atsfo >> i am stuck here in san francisco. >> reporter: extremely long lines on friday. and, for good reason. >> earlier flight 4115 and canceled then i was rebut and they gave me a 3 05 flight and then that one was canceled. >> reporter: at least not today in regards to a flight to l.a.. >> i am getting al toout to
the wrong airport someone >> life was taken and that is what really matters. >> reporter: burgeon had plenty people advising passengers what was happening and providing juice and coffee. virgin amaerican >>they are doing the ebest that they can. is it frustrating for us, yes. but, i feel lucky! >> reporter: airlines like
united to were o.k. but they were not housed in terminal 3 likevirgin american. >> catherine: stay with kron4 as we continue to follow any new developments. check in on kron-4 dot com. >> catherine: also - our facebook and twitter pages. >> catherine: you can also download our mobile app to get push information. >> catherine: new at eight. >> catherine: the family of andy lopez is suing the sonoma county sheriff's office. the 13-year-old was shot and killed by >> catherine: a deputy -- erick gelhaus. the lawsuit says in part that the department did not properly train its deputies in using deadly force. gelhaus shot lopez october 22nd after he reported seeing the teenager carrying an assault rifle -- which turned out to be a replica.
>> catherine: happening now -- >> catherine: two of bart's unions have been voting on a new contract deal - that ended a strike earlier this month. they'll be doing that until around 10-pm - and the results could be in late tonight. kron4's philippe djegal is live in oakland where voting is still underway. philippe? >> i bolted yes. we were seized if their pay raise and were promised better safety. >> reporter: union leaders said the small turnout says that in simple majority vote is needed. the president of
that union confirms that a boat is being held tonight. >> the vote is the board to vote yes and then the contract passes. going into effect immediately i believe. >> reporter: union leaders say the results of tonight's vote should be released around 11:00 this evening. >> catherine: a third. but smaller union. also must vote on a contract deal with bart. a-f-s-c-m-e local 3663 today sent their members bart. >>the union represents train controllers and other office personnel. a ratification vote is scheduled for >> catherine: ahead at eight. >> catherine: how this cement truck ended overpass today.. have to stretch, and it's not working millions of californians are seeing cuts in their food stamp benefits. how this single mother is trying to make the most of her reduced budget. and - the 911 calls hve been released - from the nursing
home where elderly patients were stranded - e. we'll hear the calls for help. >> reporter: tonight we are talking guns. one of the largest gun shows start tomorrow at the bay area. and not everyone is happy about it! more in my story! >> reporter: storm system ahead tomorrow more of what to expect i love watching tv outside.
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>> reporter: recent bill that required local authorities to say yes or no to a gun show but that was be told by the governor. stay center is upset at the fact that the show can still happen. >> >> reporter: they say that this is a family that and they do not run into problems. >> reporter: i spoke with
the folks running the show and they basically told me that this is a family think and is safe. people >> have a different perception of what gun shows are. they think people can walk and and buy a gun and walk out but that is not correct. kathryn now back to you. >> catherine: a hayward woman who was shot on halloween night remains in critical condition. it happened after 11 last night at the lord tennyson
apartments in hayward. the woman was shot several times. neighbors say they are shocked that it happened. it is not clear yet if the woman will survive. >> catherine: bay area drivers of this unusual scene this morning. a cement truck hanging over a guardrail of 101 in san francisco. it happened after a crash involving two other vehicles. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven. no one was seriously hurt. it happened on northbound 101 near third street off track.
>> catherine: millions of americans and as many as one in nine california families get some form of food stamps. but as of today, most are seeing cuts in those benefits. that's because the food stamp boost included in the 2009 stimulus package has expired. >> catherine: from san jose, kron four's rob fladeboe has the story of how the cuts are affecting one family. >> reporter:single mother sofia gallego can't afford a car so she rides her bike to the store. in her pocket is a foodstamp voucher. she is one of a 4million californians, a quarter million here in the bay area, whose foodstamp benefits are being cut back. >> i wish that they would stop doing this. everyone is a kid teen heart. it is getting worse and worse. everyon e is getting hurt!
>> reporter:gallego, who is out of work and has two sons, one of whom is disabled, showed this letter she got from uncle sam informing her that her benefits are being reduced from $249 to $192 dollars a month. >> reporter:gallego found some bargains at the dollar store but she can't use foodstamps for toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry soap and other necessities. she estimates the cuts will mean fewer, smaller meals from now on. >> i have to really really stretched and is barely working. when they tell me that i was going from $249 to $192 i said no no no why? >> reporter:groceries unloaded, gallego got back on her bike and headed out in search of recyclables to try and make up the difference. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >> reporter: san francisco
with a beautiful shot there on a friday night! remaining clear with a few patchyfog >> reporter: look for mostly sunny skies with high clouds. that is from a weather system pushing south through northern california and tomorrow >> reporter: we will see high cloud as we pushed through the afternoon with a mixture of sun and high cloud. we are going to get the strong north lands for the evening and for sunday. some went over stick the miles per hour and elevation. now for saturday temperatures are cool lee
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saying they know about the google barge. coast guard personnel have routine inspections and ensure compliance with applicable, safety, security, and environmental protection regulations. >> reporter:other than that they said they can not reveal sensitive proprietary information, new technologies, and other trade secrets. >> reporter:so atleast we know it's not something that could harm the bay or us living nearby the uk's daily mail online sent people here who rented a boat to get close and get pictures of the barge they claim they saw and got these pictures of a 3rd barge being built at the same place of the existing treasure island barge. >> reporter:the latest rumor about the barge is that it's a new type of mobile show room for google products. a show room that can be disasembled and reasembled easily in different parts of the country. the containers on the barge can separate and be driven to various loctions in a city, then picked up, brought back to the ship and off the ship goes onto the next port >> reporter:so something like a giant floating showroom retail store. google has not confirmed anything yet. stay tuned for more on this
swoosh. >> reporter:the ipad air is now officially on the market. it's apple's new high end full size tablet. it's called the "air" because it's so light and thin. i've held thing it is amazing. it's the worlds lightest full size tablet. >> reporter:it feels like paper in your hands yet it feels durable and sturdy it's quite something. before now i recommended the ipad mini as the best way to go ipad wise because it's so lightweight and easy to carry the ipad air features apple's new a7 chip so this ipad will be twice as fast as previous models. it has better wifi built in a better camera >> reporter:over all it's a big improvement from the last model >> swoosh >> reporter:and the day is finally here that instagram users have feared.
instagram will now have ads. >> reporter:this starts today. if you don't see them now you will see them showing up in your feed soon. >> reporter:here's the very first add. it's by the fashion brand michael kors >> reporter:the ad, which features a watch from the brand's timeless collection, marks the end of apreview period designed to acclimate the service's 150 million active users to the idea of seeing photo and video advertisements in their previously pristine feeds >> reporter:after three years of being ad-free, instagram is trying to be careful -- to monetizing its business. the service, which sold to facebook for $1 billion last year, said it plans to deliver magazine- quality advertisements that it hopes audiences will enjoy. for tweens and teens, instagram looks like facebook's solution to dwindling attention from youngsters. though ads in the popular app bring the promise of more revenue, they could also send this all-important audience fleeing to competing applications. to start, instagram's other initial advertisers will also include adidas, ben & jerry's, burberry, general
>> reporter: the full staff was not there as of right now no charge have been filed against the owner of the home but that could change in the weeks or months ahead. the lawyer basically told me that they were working on finding new homes for those patients. catherine now back to you. >> catherine: think you j.r. thank you! >> catherine: walnut creek police are investigating a strong arm robbery that happened in the parking lot of a popular downtown store. >> catherine: kron four's jeff bush is with us live with the detailsjeff? >> reporter: apparently up according to police a young man in his 20s came behind this woman knocked her down and stole her purse escaping in a gray sedan down the
avenue. police patrolled in this area there will be doing more security. you can see this is a very well lit parking structure safe place and won the creek past police very concerned. >> catherine: dozens of stanford students are sick with the norovirus. >> catherine: health workers are investigating.as the school tries to stop it from spreading. more than 50 students are sick. four of them were taken to a hospital for dehydration. students are complaining of flu-like symptoms. and florence moore hall - part of the on-campus housing - was thoroughly cleaned today. an initial review found no employees or food handlers were responsible for the outbreak. >> catherine: it's also believed that the virus was not spread through a common food source.
>> catherine: arrested for the attempted burglary of a woman's apartment back in july. >> catherine: this 83 year- old juror read these is promising not to steal again. >> catherine: los angeles - a documentary filmmaker who chronicled the life of a california jewel thief says the 83-year-old woman who was recently arrested in palm desert vowed earlier this summer that she wouldn't steal again. >> catherine: the los angeles times reports that matthew pond said doris payne made the promise after she was released from a northern california prison where she was serving time for crimes out of san
diego county. >> catherine: payne was arrested tuesday after she was suspected of stealing a $22,000 ring from a palm desert store on oct. 21. >> catherine: over more than five decades, payne claims to have swiped millions of dollars'the u.s. and europe by posing as a well-to-do
buyer. she has four theft convictions since 2009 in southern california. >> catherine: today marks the 2 year anniversary of one of the most viral videos in the people behaving badly franchise and we thought we'd share it again so we don't soon forget. in this edition of people behaving badly. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> reporter: this particular cart pulling requires three people and the driver
was on my own. this guy started making suggestions on how to make my show better. >> what about people over each team on channel 4? what about that? >> reporter: hey i love it!
when i told him how much his ticket was the conference started pouring and compliments starting pouring in. >> at that is why you are out here reporting because you do not even have a real job. >> reporter: just for the record he was not the only person caught in the carpool lane there were others he was just the only one to lose his mind. >> reporter: at the bay bridge kron 4 news. >> catherine: i forgot about that guy.
>>male, female -- and now in germany -- a third option. as of today - germany is the first country in europe to allow parents to not specify their child's gender on birth certificates. >> catherine: it's part of an effort to fight discrimination. but activists say the european union is still not moving quickly enough on the issue. cnn's fion-nuala sweeney reports >> reporter:claudia kreuzer says she was born with male and female sexual characteristics. claudia and partner, frances identify themselves as intersex.
>> reporter:they say they often feel stigmatized because other people want to fit them into the typical male-female gender roles. >>"since you are the unknown gender you are often refused at first sight. if humans cannot allocate something, they are often suspicious and careful." german parents will now be allowed to leave the field for gender blank on birth certificates -- effectively creating a third category -- for indeterminate sex. >> reporter:supporters of the new law say this takes the pressure off parents to immediately assign a child's gender. >>"however, this raises many questions, it is only a first step in my view. for example, it is still unclear what happens when these children grow older. are they obliged to decide whether they want to be male or female?" >> reporter:intersex advocates call the new law only a first step towards acceptance. german officials have yet to make clear how it will impact marriage and partnership laws. >>"of course we have to have to talk about the legal consequences as well, such as marriage, but it will still take some time as society is not yet ready."
>> reporter:fionnuala sweeney, cnn. >> catherine: coming up. >> catherine: how fast would it take you to drive across the country.? the story of a group of friends who did it in record time! also - sending texts may be convenient. but it could also hurt your relationship. and why experts say it's different for men and women!
>> catherine: starting today.the bay bridge path will have new "winter hours". it will be open from 7 a- m to 5:30 p -m. and if you're planning to walk the four miles across the bridge.the advice is to start before 4-pm so you'll have >> catherine: enough time. the "winter" hours will be in effect until march 1 -st. >> catherine:
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drive across the u.s.? how about under 29 hours! that's the new cannonball run of record set by a man named ed boldin and his team of two. they drove from new york to tell a last month and 28 hours, 50 minutes and 30 seconds. the old record was 31 hours and four minutes. the team drove a mercedes- benz loaded with extra fuel. their top speed was 158 mi. an hour, and the average about 98 mi. an hour. >> catherine: if you want to tax your girlfriend that you love her, both for its accurate but if you are considering apologizing using text you may want to rethink. those are the findings of a new study in
the journal of couple at the relationship therapy. researchers surveyed 276 beyond a doubt in committed relationships and about that affectionate pets enhance those relationships. but taxing heavier stuff like this gushing relationship problems was more negatively associated with the relationship satisfaction and stability. the much you tax matters to. a man who sent and received a bunch of tax or less satisfied with their relationships. the woman who said that more often said the opposite >> reporter: upper 60s for the south bay. hi to top up below in the inland. san francisco los 64 high. 67 oakland and 7 day at around the bay but sunday sunny.
but pretty windy. temperatures will warm up monday with a chance of rain are ready by next friday. catherine? set >> catherine: starting today, the special lights l e d on the western span of the bay bridge will be on until dawn. they usually shut off at 2:00 a.m.. the long or hours were paid for by the nonprofit group is this the bacon and cheese diet? this is the creamy chicken corn chowder. i mean, look at it. so indulgent. did i tell you i am on the... [ both ] chicken pot pie diet! me too! [ male announcer ] so indulgent, you'll never believe they're light.
paid 24 million on a 30 million contract. he had to 55% on taxes >> gary: finally receiving a statute in the city of boston mr. bill russell at beacon hill plaza patrick a great star in the '50s and '60s out on top but had a lot of disagreement with the city with the racial elements going on. in the city. >> aldon smith is playing
only after a few weeks of rehab sounds kind of weird to me? >> gary: we have no ideal of what has gone on and that five to six weeks of rehab. unless they thought his mind or help was pretty good >> trop says he almost drove off the roll out laughing at your bit on the radio the other day. ralph says he almost fe drove off the road >> gary: the two sidekick's
there weren't knocking the warrior spirit i am not a yellow or yeller but it was a bit! i have received more compliments on that than anything else in the years. >> (laughter) >> catherine: (laughter) >> gary: >> everyone please slow down about the warrior spirit is only two weeks. >> gary: 82 game schedule/ they will be fun to watch.
>> gary: it could be upwards of 70. i am telling you like people like me i can sit and watch a game but there are people on a french that has to have used. fringe >> catherine: eyed him and that other percentage. i am in that other percentage. >> why is your radio show the only one on tv? >> gary: because i am lucky >> my pleasure to meet you but i forgot that ask if you were still on tv?
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