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the breaking news, no strike tomorrow. happening now, both sides, bart and the unions are at the bargaining table, and while trains will run in the morning, there is no deal in place. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. let's get to abc7 news reporter john alston live where the negotiations continue. >> the strike has been averted for one more day. let's be very clear. there is still no deal, and the talks are continuing in the building behind me on the 13th and 15th floors of the cal trans office in oakland. the big announcement was less than an hour ago. it followed a tweet from atu
local 1515 that there would be no spriek in the morning. the federal mediator came down and made a brief announcement which brought thousands of bay area commuters one more day of relief. >> the parties have made some progress, and the parties authorized me to advise you that behalf of themselves and in support of the public interest and all of the riders in this area, there will be train service operating all day tomorrow. >> both sides have been at it since 1:00 this afternoon and that includes the federal mediators as well as the bart gm. there was a small dust up after the bart spokesperson discussed some of the negotiations or the issues around it. the head of the atu said that was a violation of the gag order, but that was a small sideshow in the greater talk. they are expected to continue through the evening, but the bottom line x there will be trains all day tomorrow. we will be here through the
evening to bring you updates in the newscast on on our twitter page. live in oakland, abc news. >> thank you. we will keep you posted on any developments throughout this newscast. >> meantime, ac transit workers are still on the brink of a strike tonight. there is a little more than 24 hours before a threatened walkout. ac transit managers asked governor brown to impose a 60-day cooling off period to delay a strike as he did for bart. brown's office is still reviewing the request. >> we have had two tentative agreements. we have not heard anything from the union since the rejection in terms of what they want. >> i feel sorry to our passengers. i apologize to them. we are at a point where our backs are against the wall. >> the two sides disagree on how much bus drivers and mechanics should pay for their medical benefits. ac transit wants them to pay
$283 per family per month. the union claims that is too much. >> commuters who would be tingly hard hit if transit workers strike are those living with a disability. the independent resource center plans to hold a rally at the trans bay terminal to highlight how much people with disabilities rely on bart and ac transit. an employee says it was devastating for so many people that was disabled. >> they had to wait a longtime for transportation. at least i know one person who had to wait for several hours. >> peter men mendoza says it is not always an option. under the americans with disabilities act says those with disabilities who can use public transit cannot use the paratransit program. >> although there is no strike tomorrow there is no deal in place. if there is a strike in the coming days, bart has 200 buses that will run from nine stations, el cerrito, del
norte, concord, dublin, san leandro and fremont. you need to get a round trip ticket in advance. carpool lanes on interstate 80, 880 and 680 are also extended from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., but the chp don't plan to write tickets outside of regular carpool hours unless there is a strike. >> you can find find out if there is a settlement or strike. you will get breaking news alerts when ever news happens. >> we have a complete list of resources at abc7news.com. you can download the exclusive ways app to navigate traffic on abc7 news bay area. tune in half an hour early for the latest developments on the negotiations. the abc7 morning news begins at 4:00 tomorrow. >> moving on, imagine the panic a san francisco father went through when he realized his car had been stolen with his two children in the
backseat. it happened in the mission at folsom and 22nd street and ended about three miles away in the bay view. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live at sf general hospital where the kids were taken. alan, they are okay, right? >> they are okay, and the stolen car is registered to a san francisco couple that lives near the castro. i am told the parents were reunited with their children here at san francisco general tonight. now police are searching for the person who stole their car and likely abandoned it after realizing there were two kids in the backseat. >> someone was blocking my driveway. >> first he was annoyed and then he was alarmed after he saw two toddlers alone in the backseat of this suv. it was about 6:30 and they were strapped into their car seats and the engine was still running. >> a boy and girl were scared and crying a little bit. >> i was talking to 9-1-1 and they said don't touch anything, don't do anything. this is a kidnapping. >> the neighbors found out the
volkswagen suv was stolen from 22nd and folsom streets in the mission a half hour earlier. >> it is horrifying. i have a 6 and 3-year-old. to imagine that somebody would, one, take my child, and deposit them somewhere and i have no control over the situation, that's awful. >> police say the father was with his 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son when the car was stolen, but they did not say what happened. >> they seemed fine. they put them in the ambulance. >> as a precaution they were taken to sf general to be checked out and reunited with their parents. >> alan wang, abc7 news. >> developing news, state authorities confirmed a preschool teachers and neither fremont inappropriately touched a child. the preschool has been cited. the department of social services says it happened on mission boulevard in august. a male staff member touched a child inappropriately during nap time. child protective services admitted to rubbing her stomach and then moving too far down her body. parents gathered to ask
questions about the incident. a spokesperson told us the school took action after receiving a complaint. >> we did pro actively reached out to licensing and removed the teacher from the situation. the teacher was later terminated. the police department was also brought in to conduct an investigation and that was done in a timely manner. >> they will have to inform parents. social services report for the next 12 months. fremont police did not charge the employee. five people went to the hospital after a bus and truck collided. it happened on 680 in mill pea dis. you can see from sky 7hd that the bus is blocking the southbound lanes after the crash. the crews eventually had to shutdown all lanes to get traffic in that area flowing again. >> we now know how an america's cup sailor died during a training race earlier this year. he was killed when his 72-foot catamaran capsized in may out
on the bay. he died of blunt trauma with drowning. he did not say whether he was unconscious when he went into the water. he stayed below the surface for 10 minutes. >> a major setback on capitol hill pushes the government shutdown for the 16th day and edges the nation closer to default tonight. the house suddenly canceled a vote over a plan to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. speaker john boehner was able to gather enough votes with tea party republicans against the plan. that puts a compromise or a possible compromise in the hands of the senate where work continues on a bipartisan deal. >> we will continue to work with members of both sides of the aisle and make sure that there is no issue of default. >> insanity. i have confidence and i am optimistic and believe that at the end of the day they will do the right thing. >> with the nation set to reach the debt limit, they put the triple-a credit rating
under review for a down grade. a down grade would make it much more expensive to barrow money. we are following bart talks happening right now. we will keep you updated on abc7 news. and trains will run normally tomorrow. no strike planned for wednesday. but there is still no deal in place. an update on the talks coming up. >> and a florida sheriff takes on cyberbullying after a 12-year-old commits suicide. his message for parents. >> and a northern california mother is dealing with an lf.line backlash after posting the message she has that have people calling her a bully. >> the temperatures have dropped more than 30 degrees since this afternoon. check out these numbers. we will look at your wake up weather and the changes that will follow after the morning chill
breaking news there will be no bart strike tomorrow. bart and the unions are still at the bargaining table right now. this is a live look outside the cal trans building in oakland where the talks are taking place and while trains will run tomorrow there is no deal in place just yet. we are monitoring this story and we will bring you any developments as they happen. we have been asking you to
tell us how you feel about the bart impasse using the hash tag dear bart. here is a video on instagram. >> currently i live in san francisco. if bart goes on strike, i won't be able to see my little brother in the homecoming parade this weekend in martinez which is a once in a lifetime opportunity. so please don't go on strike. >> and you can share your videos as well on twitter or instagram. just use the hash tag dear bart and you can send videos to our abc7 news facebook page. new at 11:00, a ground service employee at los angeles international airport has been arrested in connection with dry ice explosions. investigators think the dry ice packed in plastic bottles may be part of an on going labor dispute. he was accused of setting them off near an aircraft. one device exploded on sunday and another last night. two girls in florida now face charges after a
12-year-old girl committed suicide. the local sheriff said the two bullied the girl to death and now their parents could be charged as well. abc7 news reporter matt goodman has the story. >> the sheriff's message was clear, words can kill. >> there were statements such as you should drink bleach and die. nobody likes you. >> the polk county sheriff's office is charges a 14-year-old and in an unprecedented move 12-year-old for aggravated felony stalking. charged as juveniles they terrorized rebecca sedgwick who committed suicide last month. >> was this a contributing factor of her jumping off the cement towers that day? we believe it did. >> naming the minors and brandishing their pictures, the tipping point for the arrest were these comments one of the suspects posted on saturday. >> yes, i bullied rebecca.
she killed herself, but i don't give a -- and you can add the last word yourself. >> sedgwick's family says at first the abuse was physical and started here at this school. when sedgwick's mother pulled her from the school the abuse came on-line. up to 15 girls ganging up on rebecca. >> she should be here. she should be here to see justice getting served. >> the sheriff is sending a message to would be bully yes, sirs and their parents. >> if you don't discipline your children and if it rises to the level of a violation of the law, don't worry, we will discipline for you. >> abc news, lakeland, florida. a soldier's gesture brought battle tested warriors to tears and now the photo has gone viral. look at this. a wounded army ranger salutes from his hospital bed moments after emerging from surgery. he was wounded when a suicide bomber targeted his unit in
afghanistan earlier that day. four other rangers died. he saluted when his commander gave him the purple heart. the doctor tried to get him 20 rest his ban good eveninged arm. a mom is being called fit after her facebook photo created an uproar. she was in this photo with a sports bra with the caption, what's your excuse. it has received more than 16,000 comments and many critics trying to shame overweight mothers. she said her intention is to inspire mothers. she works full time and no nanny and still manages to exercise five to six hours a week. perhaps your cat is a secret wine con connoisseur and you never realized it. this is the pitch from a japanese company selling the fermented feline concoction. it is called niya-niya-nuvo.
it is made with grapes and catnip. it is on sale in japan and costs about $4 a bottle. we are waiting to find out if wine makers here in wine country will follow suit. >> goodness. let's check the forecast. that's crazy. >> sandhya patel is here. >> we are catering to the cats now. look at the weather. it was absolutely beautiful from our camera there. in case you didn't get to enjoy the 70s and 80s today, the warm weather, that was your opportunity to see a beautiful setting sun. live doppler 7hd is showing you nothing but clear conditions across the region. there is no fog out there and no cloud cover and you will notice that the camera is shaking. the winds over the hills have dropped off and the temperatures are going down. these are the milder readings.
low 60s and los gatos 58. 50 degrees in santa rosa. 48 in napa. 58 fairfield and livermore 57 degrees. exploratorium camera, a financial area and we are seeing the trans america building clear overnight tonight. coldest in the north bay valleys and we are looking for it to cool off. mild to warm weather for your weekend. if you are making outdoor plans it is looking good. the high pressure has been providing us with the wind flow off the land. this is offshore flow. this is what we get in october. when this wind direction continues you can see the warmth down to the coast. when it makes a reversal the temperatures don't warm up as much especially near the ocean. we can see the winds coming out of the northwest. it is an on shore flow.
we will get the high clouds passing through. no rain to speak of. just a little cooler for your wednesday and your thursday. tomorrow morning don't forget your jackets. make sure they are bundled up. 35 in napa. upper 40s richmond, san mateo and half moon bay. pretty cold around the bay. 43 in livermore. the afternoon highs, they will come up, but not as warm as today. 78 in san jose. los gatos 80 degrees. 78 palo alto and mountain view. look at this, still pleasant. clear skies and low to mid70s. daly city 72 and 75 san francisco. in the north bay, 80 santa rosa and napa and 75 in sausalito. heading out to the east bay, temperatures in the midto upper 70s. 80 in castro valley. occasional high clouds. still mild inland. 70 thine concord and 80 in livermore. the accu-weather seven-day forecast, the temperatures will rise slightly by friday
and holding there on saturday. it is warm beach weather for you again. sunday the second half of your weekend, we are all about appealing to the masses. cooler bringing you fog and we will keep the cool down going on monday. >> thanks very much, sandhya. let's turn our attention to larry beil. >> and sports center, scary moment in hockey. >> yes. it was really, really scary seeing his teammate down on the ice and unable to move and unable to speak. dan boyle took a terrible hit. the latest on his
the boards. he is ejected from the game. the nhl has been cracking down on boarding which is exactly what happened there. the sharks players are not happy. a scuffle ensues. boyle was carted off. the good news, he was alert and responsive on the way to the hospital. but he will be out a little white. a little while. it is his third of the year. less than a minute later with a five on three advantage. his first goal of the season. sharks win it 6-2 and they do stay perfect at 6-0. on to baseball and the dodgers played the cardinals in the national championship series. 25 years ago today it was a glorious day for the dodger fans. one that a's fans wish they could forget. i apologize now to the green and gold. the 88 world series and he ran around and pumped his fist. no such joy in l.a. if that makes the a's fans feel better.
he homers in the third. 3-0 cards and 3-2 game in the seventh. pinch hitting shane robinson and gone. cards win it 4-2 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. game three and alcs and red sox and tigers power outage interrupted this game for 17 minutes. no shortage of power on the mound. lights out for the red sox and struck out 8. justin verlander is mowing people down in detroit. got him in the seventh. that is gone. it is 1-0 sox. boston takes a 2-1 series lead. a little football and the 49ers are on a roll. they won three in a row. of a the victory over arizona jim harbaugh lead the team on a round of spontaneous sell law bra tore high fiveing. the video courtesey of 49ers.com.
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the kollest inland valleys under clear skies and the light wind. the temperatures in the 50s. nice -- mike niko will be here. a live look at the cal trans building where the bart negotiations continue. trains will run tomorrow. >> bart and its two largest unions are expected to talk through the night. >> moments ago sciu says they are, quote, prepared to bargain to reach an agreement. bart trains will run on schedule in the more morning. >> your commute will be fine. join us a half an hour early. we will have more information on the commute. we may have news at 4:00 a.m. >> coming up, actress julianne houg. >> i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. have a terrific evening. >> good night.
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