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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald he had a really cold just blank look on his face. >> a moment of terror as this man comes face to face with a gunman at los angeles international airport, runs out of the terminal without his shoes on. what we're learning about why the suspect opened fire. bart unions give the official okay to new contracts. what has to happen now before they go into effect. and don't look now. the holiday shopping deals are already out. why retailers are starting now instead of waiting until black friday. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. just over an hour ago, federal murder charges were filed against the gunman in the shooting at los angeles international airport. tonight witnesses recount the terrifying moments including one man who came face to face
with the gunman. >> i went and kind of cowered in a corner and the shooter was just calmly walking down the corridor. he saw me cowering there. he had his gun and he look at me and he said, tsa? and i just shook my head. and he kept going. >> the shooting left one tsa agent dead and five other people including the gunman paul ciancia injured. there are new details on ciancia. he is in the hospital in critical condition. and we have learned that see ciancia was shot in the head. he lives in los angeles but originally is from new jersey. teri okita reports. >> reporter: authorities actually say that someone dropped ciancia off here at
l.a.x. before this shooting. he then went inside and shot a tsa multiple times at point- blank range. he then went up an escalator, came back and shot the officer again. as you mentioned, tonight, husbands driving widow remembered her husband. >> reporter: the widow of the fallen tsa officer spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car,
on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a lot of policemen around so i'm feeling good. >> reporter: a blue tarp cordoned off the security checkpoint where authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia opened fire. the fbi wrapped up its forensic investigation and cleaning crews were brought in to sanitize the area. >> we want to make sure when people walk in that the place is pristine and no evidence of incidents that occurred. >> reporter: terminal 3 is now completely operational but some baggage was left behind during friday's chaos. passengers are encourage to work with their airlines to claim their belongings. ciancia had some baggage of his own. authorities say he was carrying five fully loaded magazines. that's 180 rounds. and more ammunition was found in a bag nearby. police shot ciancia four times. he is recovering in police custody. the fbi says ciancia is receiving medical attention but is unresponsive and they are unable to interview him at this
time. they also say that that murder charge could potentially carry the death penalty. reporting live from los angeles, i'm teri okita. >> have authorities talked about security that might have been able to prevent this shooting? >> reporter: yeah. that's a good question. the l.a. airport police chief did speak a little bit about that today. he said that he does think that they had adequate manpower to handle this, that recently the officers, several hundred of them, were retrained in emergency situations just like this. that being said, he did note that there were about -- they were about 17 officers under the number that's actually allocated for the department. but he doesn't think that made a difference. as far as the tsa goes, right now, agents are not required or allowed to carry weapons. and from what the tsa administrator told us today, that does not appear to be a policy that they are about to change anytime soon. >> teri okita in los angeles, thank you. more than 1500 flights have
been affected by the shooting at l.a.x. we checked sfo's website this afternoon. and there were no significant delays as far as departures go. most of the flights coming out of los angeles are running on time but we did find some lengthy delays for virgin america which also canceled a flight this morning to san jose. southwest canceled one flight to oakland this afternoon. late last night, bart's largest union voted to accept a contract that gives them a raise and improved working conditions. the agreement comes after months of negotiations and two crippling strikes. don knapp is at the daly city bart station with details. >> reporter: you may recall during the negotiations when bart introduced the last-minute push for work rule changes, talks stopped. now we have learned that bart got those work rule changes it wanted and the unions got safety rules they wanted. reporter: bart riders were mostly just glad the strike is over and the contracts have
been ratified. but there's lingering anger over workers strike that tied up the bay area. >> it was a very difficult situation for a couple of days and a lot of people were pretty heavily inconvenienced, but collective bargaining is important. >> reporter: work and safety rules that nearly torpedoed the talks got renewed attention after two workers were killed, struck by a train on the bart tracks. the deaths may have helped end the strike. >> it's most unfortunate but, yes, there was a lot of light shed on the real safety issues that are going on with bart. >> reporter: she says 88% of seiu's 1400 members approved the contract and says work safety was a big reason. >> our people are the people that step on the tracks and they do this every day to make sure that those tracks are clear for the trains as they pass through. they are also the workers who have to deal with 1,000 volts every day. >> reporter: bart management says work rule changes played a role. >> so when management tries to manage in the old contract we were only able to do it with
the union's approval so management never was able to manage under the old contract. this was an essential provision for up to move forward and let management help shade where we immediate to go. >> reporter: the train operators union which includes station agents also ratified the contract by more than 85%. >> i think it was an overwhelming understanding of what was on the table. you know, an understanding that at this point was what was going on that a deal needed to be done. >> reporter: all workers will see a 15% pay raise over 4 years. the workers will also begin to help pay for their own pensions and healthcare up to a 4% contribution by the end of the four years. and work under new safety rules. bart's board of directors is expected to ratified the agreement or at least to vote on the agreement before the regularly scheduled meeting november 21. reporting live in daly city, don knapp, kpix 5. >> the much smaller afscme union hasn't voted yesterday every yet. one of the two men killed on the tracks belonged to that
union. a pleasanton man badly beaten outside his home has awakened from a medically- induced coma. around midnight, on september 20, david lamont went outside to ask teens to quiet down. when he didn't return, his wife went out and found him beaten and unconscious. doctors say his condition is no longer life-threatening but he is still not able to speak. the investigation is on hold until police can question him. the san francisco city gardener charged with fatally running over a woman in holly park has been fired. on september 5, police say thomas burnoski drove his vehicle over christine svanemyr as she lay on the grass with her baby and dog. he is charged with vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run. he pled not guilty. he has worked for the city's park and recreation department for 7 years. dozens of people along with their four-legged friends made their voices heard today about a plan to limit access to three popular spots in san francisco. the golden gate national recreation area wants to cut
off parts of ocean beach, crissy field and fort funston to dogs. in other bay area locations activists say dogs would have no access. the plan is open to public comment but dog lovers fear this could just be the beginning. >> they are basically closing off more and more of these areas to recreation not just people with dogs. so we -- so if they kicked everybody out with dogs, they will kick out other users, as well. >> an open house was held today at the fort mason center for people to weigh in on the dog walking plan. a honda recall. the problem that can cause vehicles to brake suddenly. >> big changes at school performances on the east coast. why they are banning christmas music. >> roberta gonzales in the kpix 5 weather center. good evening, everybody. let's take a bird's-eye view of the city of san francisco where today's high was 60 degrees. now the cooldown and the day the chances of rain increases as the news continues on kpix 5.
braking problem. the recall affects the 2007 and 2008 model year honda odyssey minivans. the software and parts problem can cause hydraulic pressure to build up in the braking system and the build-up can cause heavy and unexpected braking. replacement parts will be available early next year. in the meantime, honda has information online about how to prevent the problem from happening. the holidays are coming and so are the holiday concerts but one new jersey school district is banning religious music in the concerts. the bordentown regional school district says some of the music selections at two elementary schools shows have led to a legal review so they are banning songs about the religious meaning of christmas. >> to be on the safe side. it could be offensive to other parents, families, because there are so many different religions out there. >> i think the holidays in america is the melting pot. kwanzaa, chanukah, christmas. let them sing it all. >> the u.s. supreme court declined to hear an appeal of a
similar ban involving another new jersey district in 2010. but an appeals court upheld a ban saying schools should create an inclusive environment. black friday is getting an early start this year. at walmart, retailers offer deals well ahead of the traditional holiday shopping period. it started offering discounts this week. numerous stores are also opening on thanksgiving for the first time. experts say part of the reason we are seeing deals earlier than usual is because thanksgiving is november 28 making six fewer shopping days this season. live in san jose, clear skies at this hour. we have your saturday evening forecast as the news continues on kpix 5. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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concert today by san francio symphony to mark the mexican holiday of "dia de los muer" the day a colorful concert today by san francisco symphony to mark the mexican holiday of "dma de los muertos." the day of the dead holds great significance in the mexican culture. families will traditionally build altars with offerings to remember loved ones who died. beautiful ceremony there. roberta is joining us now. it was pretty out there at the soccer fields but things are changing. >> the winds are increasing this afternoon and will continue throughout the evening hours this all because of a cold front that's now passing through the area. hi, everybody. because of this cold front, i thought we would go ahead and fire up our live hi-def doppler radar in search of any kind of rain. we're not seeing any at all because this is a dry cold front but behind it, the winds will be increasing with the passage of this front as it digs to the south. so therefore, if you live in any one of these blue
highlighted areas, that's where we have a wind advisory in effect at 11:00 tonight through 7:00 on monday morning. this really encompasses anything above 1,000 feet in elevation primarily the north bay mountains where currently we have wind gusts up to 29 miles per hour in san rafael, 27 in santa rosa, napa at 35. watch as the evening progresses and up until tomorrow morning sun-up we see that the winds are still up to 30 north of the golden gate bridge, barely a breeze to note in gilroy. but during the afternoon hours, i think you get the flavor. it will be a breezy afternoon with west and northwesterlies. right now wind-swept blue skies in san jose. get a good look at that. it's gorgeous out there. san jose currently at 65. average high 73 degrees. air temperature 59 san francisco. 60s into the low 70s inland. 57 degrees partly cloudy right now in ocean beach. winds out of the west at 24. humidity at 80%. bottom line tonight sunset 6:10. sunrise tomorrow morning a full
hour earlier at 6:38. and we have yet another chance of rain in the forecast and i'll feature that but first things first. today above average highs east the bay in livermore and fairfield. 76 santa rosa. numbers pretty much in the 60s around the central bay. tumbling to the mid-40s. the wind mixes up the air mass. we have an area of low pressure banging up against the pacific northwest providing rain showers there. look at the tail end of it sweep across the northern half of the state of california. that's where we're seeing mid- to high-level clouds. as the area of low pressure digs to the south to the east and moves out it makes way for that right there. that is the area of low pressure that promises at least a slight chance of rain showers on thursday. what does this all mean forayed the raiders action tomorrow? nothing, just a little breeze. go raiders. your sunday high temperatures coming down in comparison to today but still not bad. 50s beaches, 60s bayside, mid- 60s peninsula to the mid- to
high 60s across the santa clara valley. 67 degrees concord, clayton, walnut creek and pinole. tomorrow outside number 70 same monday. tuesday low 70s. the most mild day of the upcoming workweek will be on thursday with that chance -- actually wednesday, and the chance of rain on thursday. when you go night-night, set your clocks one hour back. yes. and always check your fire detectors. that's most important. >> thank you. a bittersweet moment today during the boston red sox world series championship parade. the team stopped at the finish line of the boston marathon and placed the trophy along with a jersey on it. boston strong became the team's motto after the april bombing that killed three people. 617 that you see on the jerseys is the boston area code. nice to see them united in celebration. >> nice to be jonny gomes at the finish line holding up the
jersey and grabbing the trophy. that guy will never pay for a meal in petaluma again! [ laughter ] >> absolutely. straight ahead, not the best day for rocky the mascot. a popular shark is back on the ice and in football, cal's defense played at lot better. the result still the same. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
of san mateo ended today, wa 28-20 loss at undefeated b college football. this just in. for the viewers down the peninsula, ann, the calls won't stop, they just won't stop. the dream of an unbeaten season for the team in san mateo ended today with a 28-20 loss undefeated butte college just north of sacramento. now, at the d1 level the cal bears among the best of the pac- 12 sunday through friday. it's saturday, that's kind of been the issue. cal on the board first today. jared gough to mohammed an 1- yard play as cal is trying to get something done at the expense of arizona coming in. they had to play catch-up the whole game down 12 in the 3rd. gough again nice catch by kenny lawler. cal just down 5. okay. inspired football. but in the end, the defense
just couldn't hold arizona. bj14-yard run, close but not enough. 33-28. bears now one in eight for the year. san jose state made it five in a row. 34-24 in sin city against unlv. they are 4-1 in the conference, big day on the ground for jared lawson who had 187 yards and a touchdown. to golf, fred couples staring it down today at the charles schwab cup. third round harding park, kenny perry in position for the champions points lead and the million-dollar schwab prize just got to hold off bernhard langer to take that. freddie couples looking for the first one of the season. got a comfortable five stroke lead. when you hit shots like that you see why. mark o'mara in second place, peter senior in third. crowd pleasing. at harding park. hockey you will be happy to know dan boyle who had the nasty hit in the game last month is expected back on the
ice in uniform tonight when the sharks host phoenix. to basketball. san francisco state in purple up 1 near the end at st. john's. harris puts red storm up by one. all right. final seconds, state for the win! no. >> oh. >> will overtonight, junior, just short of being a hero. and the gators lose. the final of 82-80. rocky the mascot deny have been nuggets rallying symbols. whoever is in that suit, got dizzy on the descent from the ceiling during pre-game introductions and passed out as you can see. not a whole lot of life. but -- >> oh, no. >> couldn't even work the game. >> oh. >> poor rocky. oh. >> oh. >> that at the nuggets game last night. if you are looking for inspiration to carry n, consider the story of amy perl.
let's take you to marin county. >> i was photographing at a preschool. i started realizing that i was having really strange vertigo sensations. the right side of my face had been going numb for a couple of weeks and so when i left that ashoot, i decided i should probably get myself to the hospital. >> reporter: two weeks later, december of last year, amy perl, a marin county photographer, runner, mother of two who nine years before had beaten ovarian cancer got the results. >> at first we were told that it was most likely cancer, brain cancer. so we kind of looked at each other and just went, no, there's no way this can be happening. when we heard that it could possibly be m.s., it was a weird situation to be in. but we were really looking forward to the diagnosis of m.s. >> reporter: here is some of the daily medication amy takes for multiple sclerosis. m.s. strikes one in every 20 in the
united states more than twice as many women as men have it. >> you just don't give up. there's no reason to give up. if you can't do it, you have to keep trying. >> reporter: that is the mantra she will carry november 3rd this sunday when she competes in tiburon's first half marathon. she has been raising awareness and funds to battle this disease along the way. >> it's scary not knowing if in a year i might not be able to walk or any day you can just sort of -- because there's a lot of optics stuff. so i could wake up blind one day. but i think because knowing that sort of anything could happen, it's even more reason to stay positive and stay healthy every day. >> fight on, amy. fight on. that race is at 7:30 tomorrow morning in tiburon and get this. her husband also a cancer survivor. >> oh. a good team. good fighting team. that's it for us at 5:30. see you back here in half an hour. good night. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org ,,,,
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>> axelrod: tonight, why did he do it? >> i just saw the gun, and i was just terrified. >> axelrod: charges now against the man accused of fatally shooting a t.s.a. officer at alexis. carter evans and mark phillips lead our coverage. was the mayor of america's fourth largest city smoking crack? don dahler takes a closer look at a defiant and rather colorful politician. >> get off the property, partner! ♪ god bless america ♪. >> axelrod: boston stronger it's extraordinary parade that showed the character of a proud city. and we're going to introduce you to one of the toughest, strongest, fastest women on the planet. >> i want to be even better. i want to be even faster. i want to really push this
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