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now at noon major delays in the east bay after a fire inside the caldecott tunnel shut down traffic on the freeway, the major challenges the situation created for firefighters and drivers. and developing news out of los angeles, where a tsa agent is confirmed dead after a shooting. one scrurk worker is dead and another injured, the charges the driver who hit them
faces. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good afternoon, i am tori campbell a-fire inside the caldecott tunnel caused quite a traffic jam this morning. this the scene right now from news chopper 2 above the traffic heading eastbound, which is slowly trying to recover. ktvu's paul chambers just spoke to him about the fire and the challenges they face. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori, as you said a total differenty scene now than half an hour ago, take a look, cars inching through, half an hour ago it was abandoned because they were getting it back, the reason it is moving slowly is because in bore one there is a downed power line so they only have one lane running. take a look at video, you can see the scene earlier today before 10:00. you can see people walking out of the tunnel. you can see there is also smoke
coming out of there because there was a car fire inside. inside the tunnel it was and acura that caught fire and firefighters were on the scene, like i said it came in at 9:51, 9:57 they worked that fire. i am joined by herr her to tell us what happened, you said there was smoke, right? >> there was a car fire 2/3 through the tunnel, once the car caught on fire the tunnel -- the tunnel quickly filled with smoke so we coordinated with cal trans and had the ventilation fans and had the air blown there, because the people were evacuating and leaving their cars and walking out, we wanted to make sure they had no smoke inhalation and do that. >> you said there was eight but
the number changed a little. >> we had 7 people transported as a precautionary measure, some were children so with wanted to make sure they didn't have serious smoke issues. >> where do things stand right now. >> they have opened that tunnel, they noticed a wire hanging there so they are checking to see what the wire is. >> thank you so much for talking to us and joining us right there, as i said you can see that, i was told there was 8 but one person decided not to go to the hospital, they were checked out for smoke inhalation, we will stay on top of that, there were people unset but things are running smoothly and things are safe, paul chambers ktvu channel 2 news. >> want to show you the
conditions now, you can see red there in both directions on highway 24 heading west toward the caldecott and east toward the caldecott as well, also highway 13 runs north southwest of the caldecott tunnel, quite a lot of back up there as well so be prepared to bring some patience if you are heading on highway 24 between arinda and oakland this afternoon. more details now, today's fire may have sparked those memories of that. this is video from that fire. early that morning a gasoline truck hit a car in the west bound bore that set off a fire that killed people again that was in 1982. it opened in 1937 with two tunnels, a third bore was added in 1964 and work on the 4th bore began in 2010 and that is expected to open in just two weeks.
now to developing news in los angeles, where there are reports a tsa agent was killed this morning by a gunman at los angeles international airport, at this point police will only say several people were wounded. l.a. police say the gunman opened fire with an assault weapon at a screening area in terminal three, that was just about 9:20 this morning. as we learned in a news conference just moments ago, the gunman is in custody. >> personnel officers from airport police, los angeles airport police responded immediately to the -- to the calls, they tracked the individual through the airport and engaged him in gunfire in terminal 3 and were able to successfully take him into -- into custody. >> hundreds of passengers are being held at terminal 3 and air lines that use that terminal include alleg ant,
frontier, jet blue, spirit and virgin america, this inspect of course will affect flights nationwide for hours to come. looking live now at san francisco international airport, san francisco police say all officers assigned to the airport are on what they call saturation patrols in an abundance of caution. officials say they are also in contact with the fbi, tsa and federal marshals as they monitor the situation at lax. tragedy after a construction worker removing signs is killed by a suspected drunk driver. the accident was also causing major headaches on northbound 680 for hours. brian flores joins us live with the latest on the investigation and it looks like traffic has cleared up. >> reporter: yeah, it has, good afternoon. this accident happened at 2:40 this morning but it wasn't until 10:30 when a tow truck crew came by and removed the wreckage, as for traffic you mentioned it has picked up but
earlier as we saw it was quite a mess as investigators pieced together how this accident happened. chp investigators spent most of friday morning examining the wreckage and re-creating the horrifying accident that killed a construction worker and injured another around 2:40 this morning. the chp says the two workers were trying to remove a sign that meant to warn drivers of a paving operation nearby in milpitas when the driver of a silver nissan crashed into them, one of the workers was pinned between the car and his work truck and killed, the other had injuries and taken to the medical center. >> the construction vehicle was parked well -- well on the right hand shoulder, they were outside of the vehicle, both construction workers, and they were removing a road work ahead sign when for whatever -- for an unknown reason the silver nissan left the roadway drove on the right hand shoulder and collided with them. >> the company does not want to speak on camera until after the chp completes their investigation and would only say that both of the workers
had been with the company for five years. as for the driver, he was also treated for major injuries. the chp says the driver faces felony dui charges, the chp says it conducted field sobriety advertises. >> dui investigation was performed and he was found to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested and released to the hospital. >> this morning for several hours traffic was backed up from as far south as alum rock and capitol expressway making a friday commute heavy. as for the driver, the chp says they will release his name later today. live in milpitas, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. take a look at a picture from san francisco this morning, a dump truck crashed through the guardrail and was hanging over the side of 101. that came after a collision involving at least two other vehicles. the accident happened just before 8:00 a.m. in the northbound direction near the third street off-ramp. the chp choiced the northbound
lanes for a time so tow trucks could pull the dump truck back on the road and hall it away. fortunately there is no word on any injuries. a woman underwent surgery this morning after she was found shot several times at an apartment complex in hayward before 11:00 p.m. at the lord 10 isson apartments on sleepy hollow avenue, people who live there reported hearing the gunshots and some neighbors say it is not the first shooting in the area. >> this is -- it is just sad this is going down, there is kids out here trick or treating and something like this happens and not only that we have our kids that live here and it is just dangerous. >> police have not released any information on who the shooter might have been and there is no word on the victim's condition. no major problems were reported last night as hundreds of halloween revelers packed the castro district. crowds not as big as areas past.
cameras caught all kinds of costumes from madam butterfly and kramer and elaine from seinfeld, in past years it attracted 100,000 people but officials scaled back the event after several violent incidents. in santa cruz 20,000 people flocked downtown to celebrate halloween. 18 arrests were made, all for alcohol or probation offenses. overall police say the night was mostly quiet compared to dozens of arrests and citations in years past. the santa cruz police department reportedly assigned 120 officers to the area last night compared to 15 officers on a normal evening. and in santa clara county the sheriff's department reports only one arrest during last night's operation boo, they say the arrest was for an outstanding warrant, no sex offenders arrested. new details about a federal investigator sandra coke, now the man accused says he wants to go to trial.
randy alana says he wants a speedy trial because he is innocent and wants to clear his name, coke, who had formerly dated him was found dead any vacaville park in august nearly a week after she was reported missing from her home. alana's preliminary hearing begins on monday, we have learned the gardner accuse fed of running over and killing a woman has been fired, thomas is charged with felony vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run, police say he ran over her in his city pickup truck while she was sun batting at the park last month. he has entered not guilty pleas to both felony charges, his lawyer has said he was unaware that he struck the woman. it sounds like a joke but we will tell you why these pumpkins were stopped at airport circuit on halloween. sunny and warm but rosemary orosco will be hear to tell you about changes on the way.
sources in pakistan are confirming the deaths of one of their top leaders and say a drone strike took his life, he was the head of the taliban in pakistan and believed to be behind that, it killed 4 other suspected militants. they want 7 million people to enroll in obamacare by the end of march but documents released suggest only six people managed to successfully enroll the first day it went live. kyla campbell explains what could happen if too few people sign up. >> reporter: tori these documents the house oversight committee sent me don't bode well for the obama administration, the arm of the federal government in charge of implementing it handed these over and show six people
enrolled on day one, 250 signed up by the end of day 2, the office said 7 million people need to enroll by march 31st or it won't by financially viable, that means taxpayers could foot the bill if the government needs to inject money into the program or if premiums skyrocket but experts say modest numbers were expected and providers won't be scared out of the market. the administration is counting on it working efficiently to attract customers. >> they are claiming november 30th they will be ready, we want to help make sure they will and make sure it doesn't happen again. >> she says the website is improving every day. she says she will release the official number of people enrolled in obamacare by the middle of this month. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> google and ora kel are helping fix the problems, they say it is part of what it calls
team surge and google adds one of its engineers is working there also, the government says with all that pitching in it should be working correctly by the end of this month. some bay area sex workers means they can sign up for health insurance for the first time. they held up an event, printing out paper applications so the web glitches would not cause problems, many say they have not had health coverage for years. >> for me as an inperson escort, my health is slightly more at risk than someone who does not have a lot of contact with other humans in the course of their job. >> sex workers will be paying an average of 300 dollars a month before any subsidies. now to a story we first told you about yesterday, stanford university is investigating a possible norovirus outbreak, officials say 52 students became sick
this week at florence moore hall, four people were hospitalized for dehydration, some students say it felt like food poisoning. >> my stomach felt kind of qwesi. i just kind of went to the lounge and sitting there and ended up going to the bathroom and just got really sick. >> stanford says it is thoroughly cleaning the dorms and sanitizing the entire dining hall but the school adds the illness does not appear to pe caused by food or food workers however they are still exploring all possibilities. san mateo county employees may soon be getting a raise. county officials plan to ask the board of supervisors tuesday to allow thousands of employees to get a 3% pay raise. 70% of county workers would qualify for the raise. officials say the employees have gone without a pay increase for five years. nine people are safe after quickly evacuating a san jose home that went up in flames
early this morning. it happened around 5:00 on north 12th street and it took fire crews about 45 minutes to put out the fire at the duplex victim orian home. >> my mom work me up and everything and my room was like it had a bunch of smoke. >> investigators think the fire started in the kitchen and spread but the official cause is still under investigation. a canadian woman is facing two drug related charges after border officials found her three large pumpkins were stuffed with cocaine. custom agents were scan in equipment and detected the masses inside them. she now faces charges of importing drugs and drug possession for the purpose of tracking. if convicted she faces a minimum sentence of two years in prison. the nfl is promising a full investigation into a suspected
bullying incident involving a star. jonathan martin missed last night's game against the bengals, citing emotional stress. reportedly martin was the victim of bullying by his teammates earlier this week. some reportedly referred to him as a big weirdo, martin was a second round draft pick out of stanford two years ago. >> a sunny warmer day is underway for your friday, giving you a live look at san francisco, the tower pointing west, where even the coast is clear at this hour, so wall to wall sunshine in store for today and temperatures several degrees warmer for some of our inland locations. i want to point you first to livermore, 72 degrees right now, six degrees warmer than where we stood at this hour yesterday. upper 60s napa, 66 santa rosa, upper 60s san francisco with mostly sunny skies, so meld to warm weather, half moon bay reporting 64 degrees, a nice day the coast. i want to show you a broad picture here, ridge of high
pressure. you can see that ridge right about here. i have drawn out arrows for you. storm track staying to the north. i want to push this map over just a little bit because we have changes in store, you see this system, it will drop it back and bring as windy day as will, take a look at what happened, want to pick it up for your friday, today mostly sunny, nice weather in the forecast, as we get into tomorrow morning the low clouds creep closer to the coast but take a look at the line moving over california, i will roll it through and it fizzles out through the bay area and it is just a dry front, but with this front the breeze will be with us once again, so saturday night into sunday, especially along the coast and especially in our hills, the winds are expected to return, so we be tracking that for you, if you
are going the sierra north of i- 80 showers falling there saturday night and sunday, for us today 73 navato, san rafael, sausalito, low 70s east bayshore line, 70s inland east bay, the santa clara valley, 74 san jose, mid-70s santa clara, the peninsula for the afternoon mid-70s palo alto, 72 san francisco and there, just a beautiful afternoon if you like the sunshine and like the mild to warm weather. as we get into the weekend there for the numbers, take a look. we are watching those numbers fall on saturday, sunday looks to be even cooler with the breezy conditions coming from the north so it is brisk for some, the winds die down a bit but remain a cool pattern on monday and finally temperatures rebound on tuesday but you can see on the extended forecast we do remain dry. looks like we may get beneficial rain late next so we will be watching that. >> thank you. >> you are welcome. >> we just learned new details
worker. several other people are reportedly wounded. we will continue to follow this story with an update tonight at 5:00. stocks started november in positive territory with an upbeat report last month, new data show dealers continue to move vehicles off their lots, the dow is up 58, the nasdaq down two, s&p up three. a childhood favorite is getting a make over, kraft says it will remove artificial dies from three of its macaroni and cheese varieties, including those and are expected to begin shipping early next year, however the change won't affect the plain elbow shaped original flavor and despite more than 348,000 signatures on a change.org petition kraft says the recipes are not in response to that petition. coming up at 5:00 again we will have more on the fire in
the caldecott tunnel, including the safety features installed in the new bore that protect drivers stuck in the tunnel during exactly this kind of emergency. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news, we will see you the next time news breaks and always here for you on ktvu.com and you can follow us on twitter and facebook, have a great weekend. send comments to email@example.com captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc.
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