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breaking late today. your blood pressure. and the new number you're supposed to hit. researchers say it could prevent stroke, heart attack and death. and the state of emergency declared late the earth caving in outside a packed restaurant. cars swallowed whole. good evening and we begin tonight with the racial tensions on one university campus reaching a boiling point. the college football team refusing to play, faculty, the student body joining them, demanding action at the university of missouri after mounting claims of racial slurls shouted on campus. a swastika found in a bathroom. and then, this image. football team the demanding the president resigning. that president forced out, resigning today. just a short time ago, the coach of that team saying, i did the right thing, i'd do it again. abc's alex perez, leading us
>> reporter: today, an emotional celebration on campus. >> i'm resigning as president of the university of missouri system. >> reporter: the breaking point, members of the football team going on strike, vowing, no more games until president tim wolfe resigned. the coach who supported the players, speaking out tonight. >> i did the right thing and i would do it again. >> reporter: tensions on this predominantly white campus bubbling for months. in september, the student bold president, payton head, posting on facebook that someone continuously screamed the n-word at him. other students recounting similar stories. late last month, a swastika found in the bathroom of a dormitory. protesters say the president wasn't quick enough to condemn the incidents. jonathan butler going on a hunger strike. tensions flaring friday night after wolfe had this to say when asked by students to define -- a student tweeting video.
>> it's because you don't believe that you have the equal opportunity for success. >> did you just blame us? >> reporter: wolfe, in a statement, later admitting, racism does existt our university, i am sorry this is the case. the apology wasn't enough. the next day, players beginning that boy colt. tonight, jonathan butler has ended his hunger strike, calling wolfe's resignation a step forward that students made possible. >> it was not jonathan butler. it was the mizzou community. one of the first times i've ever seen stand together united. >> reporter: david, forfeiting that football game saturday against byu would have cost the university more than $1 million. that game will go on as planned. david? >> alex perez leading us off tonight. thank you, alex. and we turn now to that developing story, the deadly attack on americans overseas at a training facility in jordan. the death toll rising. at least six killed. including two americans. and tonight, this image of the suspect, a jordanian security
officer, as we get a clearer picture of what happened, and the angry confrontation that escalated quickly. abc's martha raddatz joining us now live from washington. what do we know? >> reporter: well, jordanian investigationors are looking into this, but it looks like the shooter who was in uniform, got into an argument with one of the american trainers. it's ka lated and he opened fire, killing those two americans and three others before he was shot dead by jordanian forces. two other americans, david, were wounded, one of them seriously. >> and martha, was this a u.s.-funded facility? >> reporter: yeah, all of the americans worked for a group that does a lot of the training-type missions. tens of thousands of trainees have gone through this facility without incident. jordan is, of course, one of our most important allies in the fight against isis, but this does not appear to be terror. >> reporter: lateed. david? >> martha, thank you. now, to the fast-moving
developments on that plane crash, and new reporting on the bomb theory. the jet breaking apart in air. investigators now want to know if it was an inside job, studying new surveillance video at the airport, looking for a suspect with access to the ramp to the plane. raising new questions about airport workers with possible ties to isis here in this country. and you're about to see the difference in security for all of us as we board planes and what airport workers go through. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight. >> reporter: investigators tonight are focused on whether what happened here was an inside job. an aviation security official tells abc news that a surveillance video at the sharm el sheikh airport is being scrutinized for someone with access to the ramp who may have placed a suspect object in the hold. >> isis may have concluded that it's easier to defeat airport security by going around it. >> reporter: and now those same concerns of an inside job are being raised at u.s. airports.
currently require 100% physical screening of airport workers. some simply scan their badge and enter a code. for pilots and crew, as abc station kgo found, their luggage goes uninspected, to the dismay some security analysts. >> anyone who has access to the secure area or to the flight line needs to be physically screened to ensure that they aren't bringing dangerous items or illegal items onto an airplane. >> reporter: aviation security officials tell abc news today that dozens of current airport employees are under scrutiny now because of possible ties to or sympathies with extremist groups. >> they're getting through our screening process and getting into secure areas of the airport and being awarded credentials. er think we had 73 instances of that. >> reporter: in fact, one of the americans who went to syria to join isis and was killed there, abdirahman mohammmed, had previously worked for delta airlines as cleaner at the
the tsa says it has already taken a number of steps to correct any security shortcomings that could lead to an inside job. and a reminder that now one week later, there's still no final determination or hard evidence, david, that it was, in fact, a bomb that brought the plane down. >> and of course you'll stay on this. brian ross and your team, thank you. now, to louisiana tonight, and the death of a 6-year-old boy making national headlines. killed after a police pursuit. they were after his father. tonight, that little boy laid to rest. the two officers charged in his death, their bond now set at $1 million each. and tonight, the new allegation claims that the body camera shows the boy's father had his hands up when police opened fire. abc's phillip mena in louisiana. >> hi jeremy! >> reporter: tonight, family and friends mourning the death of 6-year-old jeremy mardis. killed by louisiana law enforcement officers, as he sat buckled into the suv his father was driving. >> he had wonderful relationship
he loved being with his daddy. >> reporter: officers norris greenhouse jr. and derek stafford joined with second degree murder, and attempted second degree murder, after allegedly firing multiple rounds while working at city marshalls at that suv following a pursuit. few was seriously injured and according to investigators, unarmed. unreleased footage from an officer's body cam leading to the charges. >> it just showed some things that disturbed me as the head of the state police. it disturbed me as a father. >> reporter: tonight, his alleged killers had their bond set at $1 million each. outside the local jail, dozens gathering to express their outrage. saying the officers shouldn't be granted bond at all. >> this child couldn't harm a fly and his life is gone. >> reporter: david, jeremy's dad is still in the hospital, in fair condition. authorities will not confirm what the father's lawyer told the ap, that the body cam footage shows chris few was his hands up. david? >> phillip mena with us tonight.
thank you, phillip. now, to that mystery in texas. a manhunt under way at this hour, after a veteran judge was ambushed outside her home, shots fired in her driveway. she did survive. but tonight here, authorities reveal what had been changed at the end of her driveway, and what they want to know now -- was she targeted because of previous cases? here's abc's ryan owens in texas. >> reporter: detectives are furiously pouring over the judge's old cases tonight, looking for any felon with a grudge against the texas judge. austin police call what happened to her an assassination attempt. >> obviously gunshots, rapid succession, no pause. >> reporter: the judge was driving home from a high school football game friday night with family members when, according to the austin american statesman, she found a garbage bag or trash can blocking her security gate. when someone got out of the car to move it, the judge was ambushed by a man with a shotgun. he missed, but the judge was seriously injured by shrapnel
she remains in the hospital tonight. >> we don't have a lot of information about the suspect. >> reporter: but they do believe someone targeted the judge. she's been on the bench since 1999. has sent murderers to death row and had thousands of violent criminals before her. tonight, her courtroom is closed. >> you are sending people to prison and you're sending people to death row, not everyone's happy with that. >> reporter: before she became a judge, she was a prosecutor here in austin, so, detectives tonight literally have decades of cases to go through, looking for a bad guy who might want revenge. david? >> ryan owens with us tonight. thank you, ryan. and now to the race for 2016 and the new scrutiny for dr. ben carson, facing questions about his past. what he has described as a violent youth, allegedly taking aim at a friend, a family member. his claim he was offered a scholarship to west point. tonight, what carson's mother had to say, and you'll hear her words for yourself. abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail. >> reporter: ben carson is calling himself the victim of a
>> you're asking me about something that occurred 50 years ago, and you expect me to have the details on that? forget about it. it's not going to happen. >> reporter: carson's campaign, built around his rise from poverty and violence, to become one of the nation's top doctors. but now, key parts of that story face intense scrutiny. in his book, "gifted hands," carson writes that as a teenager, he once stabbed a friend. >> and i tried to stab him in the abdomen. and fortunately, under his clothing, he had on a large metal belt buckle. >> reporter: carson says his friend was unhurt and that he changed his name in the book. but no witnesses have confirmed the story. and carson refuses to name the friend who he has also described as a close relative. today, the campaign pointing reporters to this quote from carson's mother in a 1997 article from "parade magazine." "oh, that really happened," she said. there is also carson's claim that he was offered a full scholarship to west point. but west point doesn't offer scholarships. tuition is free for all
and carson never applied. his campaign later saying he was assured he would be admitted, if he wanted in. carson tells "meet the press" no candidate has ever faced this kind of scrutiny. >> i have never seen this before. and many other people who are politically experienced tell me they've never seen it before either. >> you don't think that bill clinton or the president with his birth certificate, people who still -- >> no, not like this. >> -- refuse to believe -- >> not even close. >> reporter: but now, donald trump is piling on. >> i hope this works out for him, frankly. i hope that there is not going to be a problem on this. but it's a lot of statements are very troubling statements. >> reporter: trump, basking in the glow of his appearance on "snl." used to call me on the cell phone >> reporter: the ratings, huge. but hillary clinton who was on "snl" herself this fall, not impressed. >> compare the performance. >> reporter: david, tomorrow night, trump will be here in wisconsin for the big debate. and right next to him on that
tonight, carson is in florida preparing for what could be a critical moment in his campaign. david? >> now rating their performances on "snl." tom llamas, think. and overseas this evening, and a bombshell scandal involving the olympics and russian athletes. russia warned it could be banned from competition now, including next summer's olympics. officials accusing athletes of using per forformanceperformance-enhancing drugs. russia accused of paying bribes for a coverup. some americans in line could get those medals instead. we'll stay on it. we turn now to the major health headline today that affects millions of americans when it comes to your blood pressure. there is a new number you're supposed to hit. rell searchers say it can lower your risk of stroke, heart attack and death. look at this. 9,000 people, half of them aim for blood pressure below the usual target of 140, that's the top number. the others reducing it down to below 120. so, let's get right to dr. besser.
and we want to know what were the results for the people that got it down to that 120 mark? >> reporter: the results were so startling, they stopped the study years early. the group at the 120, there was a 25% reduction in bad outcomes,attack, stroke and death from heart disease. >> what should you do? >> reporter: well, there may be as many as 17 million people who fall into that group. so, it's people over 50 whodiabetes. you have to weigh the benefits. >> if you are in that group, ask your doctor. rich, thank you. in the meantime, to the state of emergency declared in parts of mississippi. a massive cave-in is what they're calling it. swallowing cars outside an ihop restaurant, while families inside watched in disbelief. tonight, the mystery, as investigators search for clues as to what called it. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: it almost doesn't look real.
tonight, investigators trying to figure out what created this gaping hole, roughly 30-feet deep and the length of a football field, in this ihop parking lot. witnesses say it was a typical saturday night in meridian, mississippi. the pancake house packed. when suddenly, the ground outside opening up, swallowing more than a dozen parked cars. >> everyone inside went into a panic. >> reporter: incredibly, no one was inside or near their cars at the time. tonight, officials saying it could be days before the vehicles are pulled out. and the mayor declaring that state of emergency, as engineers try to solve the mystery of what caused the ground next to this brand new restaurant to bust open. linzie janis, abc news, new york.linzie, thank you. a major reversal about school bus safety tonight. the head of the ntsb now endorsing the use of three-point seat belts. that's for the first time.
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>> reporter: and the mystery explained. mystery explained. thanks for watching here on a monday night. i'm david muir. and we hope to see you right backthe graphic nature of the scene...because of the video." all of that led to a jury finding a cedar rapids man guilty of first degree murder for stabbing a woman outside the marion hyvee. waterloo is trying to figure out what caused unsafe nitrate levels it its drinking water. and it'll be a busy weekend for hawkeye fans... and a huge economic boost for area businesses. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at 6. guilty of first degree murder. that's what the jury determined for nicholas luerkens who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the marion hyvee parking lot. the murder conviction will put luerkens in prison for the rest of his life.
he'll be in court for sentencing on january eighth. the 33 year old luerkens ambushed his former girl friend, 29 year old lynnsey donald last april as she walked out of the marion hyvee store. testimony showed that he tried to contact donald numerous times before the attack, and he even wrote "kill lynnsey" on a to-do list in his journal. luerkens' defense never denied that he killed lynnsey donald. but it claimed he had overdosed on anti- depressants at the time, and that affected his judgment. the judge tossed out the insanity option before jurors started deliberating friday afternoon. the defense asked the jury, at most, to find luerkens guilty of a lesser charge because of diminished mental capacity. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman joins us live from the linn county courthouse. dave, how unique was some of the evidence against luerkens? bruce, the linn county attorney couldn't