Skip to main content

tv   News at 5pm  FOX  October 21, 2013 5:00pm-6:01pm PDT

5:00 pm
the union said before the weekend there were 4, 5 issues sepbrating the two sides -- separating the two sides. >> we can tell you there are only two proposals and we are hopeful and optimist and if b.a.r.t. wants to get it down by 6:00 p.m. we would as well. >> reporter: getting a deal done by 6:00 p.m. seems unlikely but not impossible. b.a.r.t. is hoping reaching a deal by 6:00 p.m. could get the trains rolling tomorrow. over the weekend progress was made through a federal mediator as the union counter offered and the death of two b.a.r.t. workers changed the tone and urgency of the talks. >> extremely heart breaking for
5:01 pm
everyone involved and redoubled our efforts and brought new meaning to get to a resolution. >> reporter: what remains unclear is when or where the two sides will meet. i said they usually meet here but the venue may be changed according to the union, they are waiting on instruction from the mediator and the indication is when they meet they will do so when a deal is close at hand. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> commuters brave crowded buses, ferries and freeways today. tracking the hot spots tonight for your commuter. sal castaneda is in the traffic center. >> reporter: good afternoon. we are still looking at a lot of slow traffic trying to get out of san francisco. but all over the east bay. the afternoon rush started earlier this afternoon at 3:00
5:02 pm
p.m. or so. i want to show you pictures we have. north bound 101 heavy, backed up from 280 and a couple tweets about san francisco surface streets are very slow. first street to the bay area for example. let's take a look at what we have with the map system. i want to show you the red lines here. eastbound 24, still very heavy. north bound 680 as well. looking at the east bay freeways. the east shore doesn't look as bad as last time. interstate 880 south on your left, that will be slow town towards heyward. just to say it is still very heavy leaving the city. back to you. >> it is. we saw the pictures it is tough getting out of san francisco. ktvu's david stevenson has been
5:03 pm
monitoring the situation at the transbay terminal. how is it looking the right now? -- looking there right now? . >> reporter: these are people waiting to get on ac transit buses and the line stretches it is longer than friday and the lines are moving rapidly either. video we shot earlier. much of the flow is from people boarding buses chartered from b.a.r.t. where there was confusion on friday, passengers today have a better idea. long lines for ac transit. buses beginning at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. day four of the strike, riders are still upset about loss money and productivity during the strike. >> i have clients, that means i
5:04 pm
don't get paid. >> two hours in the bus. on the bus for two hours. you know, that is too much. >> i am prepared to put up with the inconvenience because i am a muni employee and i sympathize with the b.a.r.t. employees. >> reporter: san francisco bus, train and trleys saw a 12,500 additional riders. 22% increase. to make up for the heavy flow the chp stationed two patrol cars on nearby onramps to ensure everyone is carpooling today. another live look at the long line. people lined up. we will be out here till 6:00 p.m. and we will bring you an update then on how long the commute might be out of san francisco. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a lot of commuters using the ferry to get across the bay.
5:05 pm
this was the line this morning. the ferry says morning ridership tripled today. 7500 people road the ferries this morning compared to 2600 riders. lines were long but they did move at a good pace. >> b.a.r.t.'s bus service was packed this morning. they have 130 buses. today some of the shuttles were filled ahead of schedule. trips began at 5:00 a.m. and hayward and lafayette had available after 7:30 a.m. this morning. caltrans expanded hov lanes this morning. the carpool rules are in effect from 5:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and ktvu are telling us about their commute, join the
5:06 pm
conversation on facebook. developing news in the investigation into the train accident that killed two b.a.r.t. workers this weekend. investigators are looking at surveillance video to figure out what went wrong and we know the names of the two workers who died. chris shepped and lawrence daniels -- shepherd and lawrence bannials. ktvu's -- daniels. ktvu's pooty l is -- patti lee is live with an update. >> reporter: we learned this train was going faster than estimated which was 50 but the ntsb investigators say it was between 60-70 miles per hour when the train struck the two people on the tracks. the investigator also said the operator at the time knew the people were there and southbounded an -- and sounded an air horn. they took all die interview the driver -- day to interview the
5:07 pm
people involved, on board were two trainers and a treney and three people to -- trainee and three people to trouble shoot. >> there were six employees on the train at the time of the accident. we have begun to examine the train equipment -- training equipment. >> reporter: we spoke to three train operators, on a normal work day they are notified about crews on the track ahead of time and every 15 minutes. >> we are trained as train operators. -- operators. when there is a crew on the ground we have to hit the air horn. if they don't raise their hand
5:08 pm
we have to stop. the train and inform central. >> reporter: what we have been told by operators and family members of b.a.r.t. workers who have been killed is you don't hear a trcoming like you hear amtrak. by the time someone hears the train coming, it is already too close. ntsb won't give another update tonight. they will finish up system analyzizations tonight and they -- analyzations tonight and they will be interviewing b.a.r.t. managers and the p.u.c. patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we are staying in touch with b.a.r.t. and the unions and we will update you as soon as we hear anything new. at 5:30 p.m. union leaders about the safety concerns b.a.r.t. workers have in light of the crash and some travel plans put in place and changes businesses are making to cope with the
5:09 pm
b.a.r.t. strike. s.w.a.t. teams swarmed a middle school in sparks, nevada this afternoon. two students were hurt and a math teacher was killed and the student then turned the gun on himself. why one victim is being called a sirens screamed as police and parents rushed to sparks middle school this morning as students were clvismates, a 7th grader come to school with a gun and started shooting. >> when i turned around i seen a kid with a gun and i ran. >> a child had a weapon and pulled that weapon out. was asking for a teacher. and they wouldn't tell where the teacher was. >> reporter: two boys were shot and wounded and went to the hospital. >> both 12 years the
5:10 pm
shoulder. the other shot in the stomach. >> reporter: a math teacher, michael landsberry, was trying to protect students police say when he was shot and killed. >> all he thought about was getting all the children safe. >> reporter: parents were upset because they first heard about the shooting from the news. >> they did a good job but not as fast as they should have got the information out and more organization. >> coming up at 5:30 p.m. a local stratfrag responding to active -- strategy for responding to active shooter scenes. pg&e is allowed to reconnect the pipeline in san carlos but gas pressure must remain at a reduced judge with
5:11 pm
california public utilities commission gave pg&e permission to reconnect the line. it has been out of service since earlier this month but with cold weather approaching the line may be needed. pressure will be kept at 125 pounds per square inch as part of the order. 330 pounds is the maximum pressure. a hearing to address full pressure will be held next month. two b.a.r.t. workers killed working the train lines. new at 5:30 p.m. we talk to the unions about the safety concerns are now very real if the b.a.r.t. strike drags on. >> a fruscommutthe area. what 10,000 people have just discovered as a way to beat the b.a.r.t. >> dogs run free on chrisy field but that may soon change.
5:12 pm
what san francisco city leaders are doing to try it stop it. >> temperatures running cooler. who is seeing the biggest drop this afternoon and whether it is a trend that will continue for your tuesday. more on that coming up.
5:13 pm
5:14 pm
. good afternoon. we are seeing a lot of slow traffic trying to leave san francisco. these are live pictures from news chopper 2 and you can see the same old thing where traffic getting on to first street will be slow down to market. you might want to think about trying to join the freeway on north bound 101 which is easier or at fifth. if you are a carpooler you can go up bryant or harrison street and get on the freeways hier
5:15 pm
that -- that way. >> the b.a.r.t. strike is forcing a lot of commuters over the bay bridge, many who are used to crossing underwater on a b.a.r.t. train. the numbers we just received show an 11% increase in vehicles passing through the toll plaza and 64% increase in carpooling. and all of these vehicles used fast track. the device that allows you to pay poles electronicically. new at 5:00 p.m. ktvu's john fowler looks at whether having fast track gives you an edge. john? >> reporter: apparently it does. this is highway 24. west of 680 interchange. a slow commute for many people but this is what officials say
5:16 pm
can help speed up that travel. >> reporter: many commuters did adjust i came later because i k there would be traffic. >> reporter: but he used fast track. >> i don't want to wait in the lif trk just before the strike. this is the bay bridge toll plaza in the morning commute. cars and fast track lanes moved about 4 times faster than cash lanes. a clerk at this safeway told me they are swamped with fast track sales. >> enrollment in october is up 45% over the same period in 2012. >> reporter: he says that is more than 10,000 new fast trackers since b.a.r.t. workers threatened strike and now he expects more. they can reconfigure the lanes
5:17 pm
to take cash but today they did not. >> we want to make sure fast track has an advantage. that is built into the system. >> reporter: commuters say fast track is not good ikes b.a.r.t. needs to go back to work. >> reporter: till that happens expect sales to continue to surge. at $27 at san francisco and bay area stores, costo, walgreen's and safeway, these are set up for personal pre-paid accounts. they are good at any california bridge or toll are to prepare a cooling off period so they could work out the issues. the chairman said the testimony was important in that process. >> the hard and very important
5:18 pm
job transit workers do and that is echoed by the importance of the job to the public, the disabled, the schools. >> ac transit workers rejected contract proposals. last week they issued a 72 hour strike notice but the governor stepped in before they walked off the job. the weather is nice. although i feel for those folks on the ferry in the morning because it is chilly. >> temperatures sinking into the 40s and another cool morning again followed by afternoon sun away from the coast and mild towarm temperature. -- to warm temperatures. on the grand scale the ridge of high pressure remains in control of the weather and that is bringing mild to warm weather inland with sunny skies, off shore breeze that continues at a local level. we have the breezes as well at the coast, low clouds, the fog in the mooff by mid-
5:19 pm
morning. at the coast socked in all day long, patchy dense fog for areas in the morning, but along the coast partly cloudy skies. this is going to be the trend we continue and this is the biggest issue we have. the onshore breeze and the marine layer. started out at 500 feet sunday and now it is 1200 feet. it is trending temperatures down and notice the breeze this afternoon, sfo 20. hayward 12 miles per hour. livermore. this is where temperatures are cooler. especially around concord and livermore. 5-7 degrees below yesterday. sea breeze has an impact on the weather and that the what we are seeing. 72 concord. 83 livermore. a warm day inland." fairfield. 66 napa -- inland, county,
5:20 pm
fairfield. 66 napa. 64 mountain view. low 70s in santa rosa. evening hours, 6:00 p.m. upper 50s long the coast. mid-70s inland. 8:00 p.m. looking at upper 60s for the bay and inland communities and into the evening, below 50s along the coast, 50s around the bay and low 60s by 10:00 p.m. tomorrow morning temperatures in the low 40s. santa rosa, napa 47. concord. 46 hayward. low 50s around the bay. 50 san francisco. 52 mountain view. for the afternoon low 60s along the coast. mid-60s for san francisco. east bay, sunny, low 70s for oakland. mid-70s for inland. warmest locations into the low 80s for your tuesday afternoon.
5:21 pm
the extended forecast showing you subtle changes in the forecast. upper 70s in the forecast all the way into the weekend for inland communities. >> thank you. president obama admits the roll out of the affordable care act has been flawed. >> nobody is more frustrated than i am. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> restaurants making the grade. the system to keep diners informed and owners honest. plus shocking new information about the missing woman found dead in a hospital stair well. >> that is an example of the grossest amount of negligence i think i have seen in a case in all my years of practice. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m.
5:22 pm
i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david.
5:23 pm
i want you to return my emails. i want you to keep me doing this for another sixty years. at kaiser permanente, we want you to choose the doctor that's right for you. find your perfect match at and thrive.
5:24 pm
president obama called cliches number sign up system for the -- cliches in the sign up system for the affordable care act not acceptable. >> i think it is fair to say nobody is more frustrated than i am. >> the president is upset because he think the insurance and the prices are good. >> nobody is madder than me that the website isn't working as well as it should.
5:25 pm
which means it will get fix immediate 467 he said the white house -- fixed. he said the white house is working on it. mitch mcconnell said it won't fix the problems with the affordable care act. here are the top four complaints cnn money is hearing from readers about the obama care sign ups. number one they can't log on to the website. number two when they received their applications the information on them isn't right. number three, the cost is too high. and number four, employers are raising premiums or shifting workers to inexchanges. a woman -- exchanges. a woman began to faint during president obama's remarks and the president then turned to help her. >> i got you. you are okay. this happens when i talk too long. >> she is from san diego.
5:26 pm
she has diabetes and pregnant. she went to university of california at berkeley. people helped her and she tweeted she was fine. ntsb investigators are digging into the crash that killed two b.a.r.t. workers. we talk to unions about their concerns in the wake of the deaths. >> the b.a.r.t. strike is hurting people that work at businesses near b.a.r.t. stations and how it is beginning two -- bringing two universities together. >> and a law could make pet owners leash their pets.
5:27 pm
5:28 pm
5:29 pm
complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> we are right in the middle of the evening commute of the 4th day of the b.a.r.t. strike. a live look at the eastern span of the bay bridge and you can see traffic headed out of san francisco is quite heavy. those are the slow lanes there on the left hand side of the screen. ntsb officials updated us on their investigation into the death of two b.a.r.t. workers hit by a b.a.r.t. train saturday and they confirm the operator was training at the time.
5:30 pm
lawrence daniels and chris shepherd were both killed saturday afternoon while inspecting tracks. ktvu's allie rasmus was at the press conference and spoke to the unions about their safety concerns. >> reporter: the ntsb investigator did confirm the train operator was going through a training exercise when the accident happened. one of the things the ntsb will focus on is whether everyone working that day had experience to do the jobs they were doing. >> b.a.r.t. emergency. b.a.r.t. emergency. b.a.r.t. emergency. >> we just struck some individuals on the c1 tracks. >> the contra costa county coroner office identified the victims as chris shepherd and lawrence daniels. lawrence daniels was working for b.a.r.t. as contractor. he lived in oakland but had a business in sacramento. chris shepherd worked as a
5:31 pm
track engineer for two and a half years. both men were inspecting the tracks when they were struck. >> we will look at training procedures. 72 hour history of everybody involved. >> reporter: chris shepherd was a member of the -- employees. the union represents 200 train controllers. >> they are controlling the speeds. they are making sure the trains aren't close to each other. they are keeping a safety record of all the trains. >> reporter: she says long before the accident happened her union questioned the safety and thoroughness of the manager certification process. >> it is over a year. training at the consul with someone. to be resatisfyicide misleading because they are -- recertified
5:32 pm
is misleading. >> reporter: in response to the concerns. b.a.r.t. says we will have to wait and see what the ntsb determines is the cause of the accident before we can draw conclusions. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> ktvu's sal castaneda is in the traffic center. >> reporter: it looks crowded. some someone asked what ask the best way to get in and out of the city, after 10:00 p.m. and before 2:00 p.m. that is the best time. and after 3:00 p.m. it gets busy. news chopper 2 giving us a look at the commute heading towards harrison. some people can use the onramp to the bridge but the commute is back out to at least the peer 39 area. another commute. that would be the east shore freeway on the right hand side. eastbound interstate 80. unless you want to go through
5:33 pm
moraine, this is -- marin, this is the only way to go. if you want to go eastbound 24, or if you live in san ruroam 580 to 680. -- ramon 5 ate to 680. -- 580 to 680. >> ktvu's paul chambers joins us live from the rock ridge district where workers may be seeing less in their pay because of the strike. >> reporter: people along this area say this is their prime time, people stopping off but that is not the case right now. most of these places are empty. as long as the strike continues it will only hurt their employees. >> reporter: they took a big hit to their bottom line this morning. >> we didn't see the 7:30 a.m.
5:34 pm
rush at all. people going into san francisco. didn't have that at all. >> reporter: most of the traffic has come to a halt along college avenue. business was down close to 8% friday. the longer the strike the more it hurts the workers. >> sleeping on my co-workers couches till they kick me out. >> we are already alerting people we might not need them to work. >> reporter: cut backs are a possibility. >> right now we are keeping things in place. if it will be prolonged we would have to lighten staff. >> reporter: they are making sure the strike don't effect students, staff and faculty. they are providing three shuttle buses and splitting the cost with san francisco city
5:35 pm
university. >> 50 students were waiting in line at 6:30 a.m. when the bus pulled up. >> reporter: we saw a few people weight in line for the free buses that run all day long starting at 6:30 a.m. log on to our website and we will connect you to that schedule. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we will continue to keep tabs on the commute for you and the b.a.r.t. talks. we will have live reports from sal castaneda and ken pritchett at 6:00 p.m. las vegas police say an argument over a cover charge led to a deadly shooting about 5:45 a.m. this morning at a club on the las vegas strip. police say a man opened fire wounding a manager and a security guard and then a man was shot and killed while trying to stop the gunman. the shooter was hospitalized. u.s. attorney general eric
5:36 pm
holder said the nation needs a new strategy for stopping active shooters. >> 150% increase in the number of people shot and killed in connection with active shooter incidents. >> the shooting at the washington, d.c. navy yard is the most recent incident to draw national attention, one of 12 shootings this year. experts say more training and better equipment are needed to save lives. >> the quicker we get in there the less opportunity for them. >> the department of justice trained more officers. we have seen the work shop set up to try to save homeowners. tonight we meet a veteran who got the help promised to so many. his story is coming up.
5:37 pm
>> people forced to flee as fire raged inside their home. now we are hearing something was missing in the apartments that put residents at risk. >> and twitter users are flying the coupe, a possible vulnerability for the company poised to go public.
5:38 pm
5:39 pm
5:40 pm
ted cruz admits his party could suffer losses next year because of the government shut down. he says his republicans will be responsible if the gop loses seat in the mid-term elections. he says his party has been damaged by senate republicans who attacked house republicans for their effort to defund the affordable care act. according it a poll 75% of people questioned say most republicans in congress don't deserve reelection. that is 21% higher than the number of people who say democrats don't deserve another term. 56% say the republican party is too extreme. and 55% say the gop strategy to link the affordable care act to funding the government was a mistake. construction on the first segment of the high-speed rail could begin in a few week. work on the segment has been
5:41 pm
underway since august 17. they still need to finalize permits. 370 property are needed -- properties are needed for the segment. just weeks ahead of twitter's ipo, a poll shows how many users twitter are losing. some people lost interest because their friends haven't joined. the poll shows 36% of the people who signed up on twitter don't use it and 7% close their accounts. facebook 7% said they don't use it. and 5% closed their accounts. off leash spots are harder to come by in one city. >> a change dog owners are hoping to prevent. what they are doing to get
5:42 pm
their voices heard. >> dry, mild weather continues for tuesday. coming up, whether i see rain and just how rare this dry weather could turn out to be.
5:43 pm
5:44 pm
the medical examiner identified a bicyclist hit and killed. cheng jin lai of san francisco was hit by the 27 bryant bus friday at 11th and division
5:45 pm
street. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver iis cooperating with -- is cooperating with the investigation. new at 5:00 p.m. dog owners could soon lose a place to let their pets run free. plans are in the works to limit how dogs use the area. ktvu's ann rubin tells us that has some dog owners really angry. >> the proposal would keep dogs from running free in some areas. you see one now. the national park service says it is about compromise and it would remain the most dog friendly national park in the system. >> reporter: dog owners want to be heard. they said the golden gate park isn't granting enough of it. many spoke out at a hearing at city hall today. >> we have the government trying to solve a problem that
5:46 pm
doesn't exist. >> there is a lot of view due science -- view due science. >> reporter: they spoke out the first time it came out. they said it is too restrictive. he hopes to urge them to adopt a different approach. >> the national park service is trying to treat a recreation area as a pristine back woods national park and it is not. >> reporter: with 20 million visitors each year they say something needs change. they said there are safety factors to consider. >> we have to take into account the view points of a variety of areas. there would be 7 areas for off leash walking but some say that is not enough. >> we work with other park users and they don't want
5:47 pm
tobudge. -- to budge. it will go to the board next creek. the national park service said the outcome seemed to be predetermined. they plan to hold three sessions of their own. the first is november 2. live, ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >> each state has its own set of leash laws. in california laws different from place to place but astrict state liability law applies if your dog injures someone or damages property and there are laws to define when a dog is considered dangerous. the san francisco preparing for their next game. they flew to london last night. today they conducted a clinic with local school children in london. colin kaepernick said it was fun to work with young athletes who never played american football before. >> for a lot of these kids it
5:48 pm
is the first time picking opfootball. to give them -- picking up a football, to give them that experience is awesome. >> ktvu's joe fonzi is in london reporting on the team's trip and posting updates on twitter. >> a lot of work over there for him. our weather now. our chief meteorologist is off. rosemary filling in. not bad. >> not bad. we could use rain. we could use rain but outside of that it is hard to complain about the great weather. tomorrow more of the same. wake up, low clouds, patchy fog and sunny for the afternoon and temperatures feeling nice. i want to start with what is happening out there. high pressure locked in and has been for several days with high pressure off the coast line and
5:49 pm
continuing. the circulation right here this would move east and bring us rain. but it is not. it is being blocked. it will push to the east. and seeing circulation here. that could bring high clouds tomorrow and that will be about it. this system, a thousand miles out wants to move closer to the coast and bring us scattered showers. looks like friday. that doesn't look promising either. so rare is this dry october? dating back to 1850, we get an inch of rain in october for fran. the last time we didn't see -- san francisco. the last time we didn't see rain 1980.
5:50 pm
temperatures in the low 50s. san francisco 64. oakland low 70s. concord, 70s. temperatures were cooler this afternoon and tomorrow more of the same. tomorrow morning, partly cloudy skies. a few areas of fog. 50 degrees in oakland. cool start in santa rosa. napa low 40s. into the afternoon. 70s santa rosa. 66 san francisco. low 70s in oakland. east bay, 83 livermore. 75 san jose. 70 santa cruz. extended forecast, temperatures nice. mild weather. it is cool at the coast. we have the sea breeze and the clouds haven't cleared all together but looking good. temperatures trend down a little bit and we bounce back for the weekend. >> thank you. there were no sprinklers in a apartment complex that went
5:51 pm
up in flames yesterday. because of working fire alarms all four families escaped the two alarm fire. no one was hurt and the fire was knocked down in 15 minutes. investigators say it does not appear to be suspicious. the fire is the third bay area apartment building without sprinklers to go up in flames since july. california passed a law requiring automatic sprinkler systems in new apartment buildings but it doesn't apply to buildings built before the law was passed. veteran says he was getting nowhere on his own. >> that is why i get emotional because i didn't think it would happen. >> the solution that came with help from a national group that is here in the bay area tonight. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> was the body of a missing woman walked over twice? >> how can this happen?
5:52 pm
what must she have gone through? >> we hear from the family's lawyer about the over sight. plus -- >> a program to grade restaurants on environmental standards. the opinions owners and customers are serving up. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. 5ñ
5:53 pm
5:54 pm
5:55 pm
they adopted a girl with her mother's permission although the attorney said it might have been non-league. they have -- non-legal. more details here, members of the community are known as gypsies. they faced discrimination in europe. members of the community abduct children for forced labor. warning for parents who buy breast milk online. it might contain potentially dangerous bacteria. researchers tested more than 100 samples. 75% of those samples contain high amounts of bacteria,
5:56 pm
including salmonella. most doctors reamed mothers buy breast milk from milk banks because they screen donors. existing home sales in the united states of america dropped two% last month. americans bought fewer homes because of rising prices. 5.29million homes sold last month, that is down from 5.39 in august. the median price was above $199,000 in september. up 11.7%. a national group offering help for homeowners is holding up a man as to what is possible. he was in a desperate situation days ago but now all that has changed. >> reporter: this home was a dream come true for him when he bought it 10 years ago. a year ago he realized he
5:57 pm
couldn't afford it anymore. he was working with his bank to get a lower interest rate getting know where. >> started a couple days ago. i had a solution with the bank. >> reporter: that solution came with help. he has been helping struggling homeowners negotiate lower monthly mortgage payments. >> they seek a solution to your hardship. >> reporter: the number of foreclosures is down. but thousands of bay area home owners are still in danger of losing their homes. he provided documentation that proved financial harpship. they helped get -- hardship. they helped him get his monthly payment reduced by $650. >> it was $650 i didn't have a month. that is why i get emotional because i didn't think it would
5:58 pm
happen. >> reporter: he is a veteran. 26 years in the air force. he says he was in a dire situation. >> actually i am happy about it because with this -- one of my option would have been foreclosure or sell my home. >> reporter: he is relieved and thankful. this is the last day of the event. it is staying open later than planned because of the b.a.r.t. strike, it is open till 8:00 p.m. tonight. talks are back on. late details on the negotiations underway right now between b.a.r.t. and striking workers. >> the ntsb gave an update on its investigation into the deadly accident on the b.a.r.t. tracks. including who was at the controls. >> and a twist in the case of a woman who went missing at a san francisco hospital only to turn up dead. for the first time the family attorney is telling ktvu what
5:59 pm
he has uncovered. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. no no b.a.r.t. service traffic has been heavy around the bay area. this is a live picture of the new eastern span of the bay bridge. you can get an idea of how busy the traffic is. it is moving slowly from san francisco into the east bay. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am gasia bay.frank somerville -- hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> labor talks resumed today between b.a.r.t. and the unions and a deal may be close. however right now with no b.a.r.t. service traffic is heavy as thousands of commuters turn to buses and ferries and the ntsb is releasing new information about the deadly accident over the weekend. >> we have team coverage tonight. first we begin with ktvu's ken
6:00 pm
pritchett. the union now says there are only two issues that still need to be settled in the negotiations. ken? >> reporter: both b.a.r.t. and the unions have expressed optimism or hopes that a deal might be done today. we are still waiting on that and we have seen no negotiations here at the headquarters where the


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on