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like he got a stinger on his elbow. you can't get those guys to move. >> thanks for joining us. i'm cheryl breaking news tonight. the new police video just now coming to light. an officer using his police cruiser to hit the suspect. the video is hard to watch. you can see the patrol car hitting the suspect. police say he had stolen a gun, that they were ending a crime spree. he does survive. the police chief tonight weighing in on the video. also tonight, the passenger jet in the air. suddenly, the pounding, the banging from the cargo hold. you will hear it all. he said he fell asleep while working. tonight, a coworker telling abc news, it happens all the time. the outbreak on two cruise ships tonight. hundreds sick. the extreme measures. the stunning video. the wrong way driver. >> we almost got a head-on collision. >> 11 miles in the wrong direction. three different highways. and tom hanks' wife, actress rita wilson, the major health scare. revealing it took a second
opinion. and why she's going public tonight. good evening. and we begin tonight with yet a new police video under the microscope, just as we come on the air. this video surfacing late today, released by a police department north of tucson, arizona. and on it, an officer appears to use his police cruiser to take down a suspect. and as i said before there, the video is difficult to watch. the suspect survives. and we want to take you back to that moment now. >> stay off. >> you can see the patrol car about to hit the suspect. you can hear a voice inside the car -- >> oh! >> just stunned by this. authorities say the suspect had a stolen gun, had fired a shot. the suspect was taken to the hospital, now back in jail. and the police chief tonight reportedly acknowledging, this is not standard protocol. abc's mara schiavocampo leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, newly
released police dash cam video. arizona police pursuing a man they say was a suspect in several thefts including allegedly stealing a rifle. the video shows the suspect mario valencia as he walks down the street, firing a gun. >> one round just went out. >> reporter: officers keeping their distance. >> the gun is loaded. >> reporter: then suddenly a second cruiser speeds by driving onto the sidewalk, slamming into the suspect. this video from the other car's dash cam. with a cracked windshield. from the impact. now, this incident took place in february. officials say the suspect was hospitalized for two days before being arrested and booked. he's facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to shoplifting involving a firearm. the police chief says that ramming a suspect is not standard protocol and that he is grateful, david, that everyone is okay tonight. >> all right, one of two incidents we're following tonight. mara, thank you.
we're going to turn to oklahoma now, and a major development there. the 73-year-old reserve deputy in tulsa, now facing manslaughter charges after a deadly mistake. tonight, turning himself in. that other moment caught on tape. the grandfather saying he reached for his taser, instead, grabbing his gun, shooting that suspect. he did not survive. tonight, the new questions here. the reserve deputy, the ceo of an insurance company. why he was answering dangerous calls at all? here's abc's ryan owens now. >> reporter: he's a grandfather, an insurance company ceo and, tonight, an accused felon. 73-year-old robert bates swarmed by cameras as he turns himself into the county jail, accused of second degree manslaughter. >> thank you very much. >> how do you feel about the charges? >> i feel they're unwarranted and shouldn't have been brought. >> reporter: authorities say bates fatality shot 44-year-old eric harris after confusing his gun with his taser. >> stop right there! >> reporter: harris running from deputies after allegedly selling drugs and guns to an
undercover officer. they catch up to him, but then -- >> oh, i shot him, i'm sorry. >> reporter: you hear deputy bates apologizing after firing his gun instead of that taser. harris later died from his wounds. >> he was caring. and he was my brother that i'll never see again. >> reporter: but why was bates, a volunteer reserve officer, even at an undercover sting? harris' family's attorney alleges bates was shelling out big bucks for the chance to play police officer. bates is close to the local sheriff, headed up his re-election campaign and donated thousands. the sheriff's office and bates' lawyer both say he had the proper training to be at the scene and his past generosity shouldn't be used against him. >> the fact that he has been generous with the sheriff's department and the city of tulsa is not a bad fact, it's a good fact. >> reporter: tonight here in tulsa, a small memorial at the scene of the crime, or the accident, depending on who you believe.
tonight, bates is out of jail and due in court next week. david? >> ryan owens tonight. ryan, thank you. we're going to turn now to that horror for passengers onboard a jet that had taken off from seattle on its way to los angeles. moments after taking off, they hear it, the banging beneath them from the cargo hold. that alaska airlines flight in the air for 14 minutes. passengers hearing it all and begin rolling on their phones and listen here. you can hear the banging below. [ banging ] that is a baggage handler, a worker trapped in the cargo hold. the plane making an emergency landing. the worker rushed to the hospital. he's okay. but tonight, serious questions, as one coworker tells abc news, it happens all the time, falling asleep in the cargo hold. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: as soon as flight 448 from seattle to los angeles left the ground, it started. >> i think we have -- heard a noise from the baggage compartment. >> reporter: pounding and screaming coming from under the floor. >> could be a person in there, so we're going to have to come back around.
>> reporter: it was a panicked baggage handler still inside. a passenger captured it on his cell phone. listen closely. [ banging ] you can hear the repeated clanging. [ banging ] after just 14 minutes, the plane made an emergency landing. you can see the bewildered baggage handler being led to an ambulance. he told authorities he fell asleep here in the plane's front baggage compartment, which, fortunately for him, is pressurized and kept at a safe temperature because it's used to carry pets. a coworker tells abc news tonight, baggage handlers routinely nap inside. >> every now and then, if you're doing a light flight and you'll have, like, five, ten minutes to chill, guys take a nap. >> reporter: people take naps in the cargo hold? >> they used to. they've been getting on us about that a lot lately and they don't want us in there at all unless we're loading. >> reporter: well, you can see why. >> yeah, obviously. >> reporter: the baggage handler in question hasn't been named, but coworkers pointed us to his facebook page that almost unbelievably lists the art of sleeping at sleeping university
for his education. aviation experts say this should serve as a wakeup call about a potential loophole while bags are being loaded. the baggage handler's employer says it's looking into what happened to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. david? >> neal karlinsky in seattle. neal, thank you. and one more image. to the extreme weather tonight. this extraordinary image, just surfacing this evening. this is cell phone video, showing the moment a father of three came face to face with this monster tornado, bearing down on interstate 39 in central illinois. this was late last week. part of the system that flattened the city of fairdale. this evening, the new system moving in. high wind warnings from california to utah. interstate 80 there in utah. semis rolling over. at least one dead in this fatal crash. and flood watches tonight across nine states. in corpus christi, this neighborhood under water. powerful winds, that tree slamming into one family's car. so, let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all. busy night. >> reporter: yes, david. two big systems posting big winds. one's not moving very quickly.
so, there's a flooding component to that. it's across the gulf coast, it's tapping water from there. over three inches of rain in new orleans. this will move off to the east. but it's going to be stuck, really, for the next several days, so, a wide area of one to four inches of additional rainfall. the other big system is out west. look at this huge pressure gradient. so big winds from rapid city all the way to riverside. and there's going to be snow with this in the mountains. could see over a foot in spots. salt lake city today, on top of the winds, temperatures in the 70s, will get down to the 30s with snow tonight. april can be crazy. >> all right, meteorologist rob marciano. rob, thanks. now, to the misery on two separate cruise ships tonight. the cdc this evening investigating how hundreds of passengers on two different ships became ill. both ships now back at port, and the extreme measures tonight on those ships under way. abc's brandi hitt reporting in. >> reporter: sick and tired. that's how passengers aboard royal caribbean's "legend of the seas" describe part of their vacation tonight. now on dry land in san diego. brooke faigin is one of the 133 people falling ill. >> well, i was in and out of the bathroom for quite awhile, the
entire day. >> i needed to be quarantined. >> reporter: one day earlier, the celebrity "infinity," also docked in san diego following a highly contagious norovirus outbreak that sickened 100 passengers. but there have also been nightmare vacations, like the carnival "triumph" two years ago. >> the boat caught on fire this morning about 4:00. >> reporter: tonight, both cruise lines saying their ships have undergone an extensive and thorough sanitizing. but families on the "legend of the seas" next voyage aren't taking any chances. >> i have some clorox wipes. i'm going to clean everything else again. >> reporter: david, passengers who fell ill on its last voyage say they've been given a credit for two free days on another cruise. and the "legend of the seas" behind me is scheduled to set sail tonight after a thorough scrubdown. david? >> brandi hitt tonight. brandi, thank you. and to boston this evening and a new instruction from the judge in the case of convicted bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. the jurors now must decide if he will get the death penalty. they reconvene in a week. the day after the boston marathon. tonight, the judge warning those jurors not to attend the marathon or even watch it. now, to atlanta, and a new
development this evening after that massive cheating scandal. elementally school teachers, principals convicted, handcuffed. tonight, an emotional day in court. teachers in tears. a judge sentencing them to prison. some up to seven years. telling them to take responsibility. those teachers maintaining their innocence, saying they were pressured to raise test scores or risk losing their jobs. we turn now to the race for 2016, the president. hillary clinton vying for the white house and that strategic road trip to iowa. and last night, the surveillance image. the candidate grabbing a bite at chipotle. well today, it was this image from a coffee shop. eight years ago, if you remember it was big crowds and landing in choppers in iowa. this time, much different. abc's cecilia vega in iowa. >> reporter: monticello, iowa, population 3,800. small town, usa. today, hosting one of the biggest names in american politics. >> go hillary! >> reporter: this is hillary clinton 2.0. while eight years ago, she choppered around iowa and held
her first rally before a crowd of 1,500 -- >> i'm in it to win it. >> reporter: today, she drove to a community college auto body shop to meet just seven people. >> i know that it's not going to be easy, that i'm going to have to work hard to earn every single vote. >> reporter: a focus on what she calls every day americans. americans want to know why you're running right now. >> i am running to be the champion for americans and their families, so, that we cannot just worry about treading water, but you can get ahead and you can stay ahead. >> reporter: a case she'll make from colleges to coffee shops. >> i'll try both your chai and your caramellow and maybe a glass of water, too? >> absolutely. >> reporter: one handshake, one chai at a time. of course, clinton doesn't have a democratic challenger right now, but a top aide tells me tonight that they fully expect a challenger to jump into this race here in iowa. david? >> cecilia vega from iowa with us again tonight. cecilia, thank you.
and another possible presidential contender making headlines tonight. new jersey governor chris christie calling for an extreme makeover for social security. he proposes gradually raising the retirement age to 69. reducing benefits for those that earn over $80,000 a year and eliminating them for anyone making over $200,000 a year. christie weighing in on hillary clinton's announcement and her campaign video, saying, i have not watched it yet, adding, anyone can run for president, and, quote, we'll see how well she does. now, to breaking news on cuba tonight. days after that historic handshake, president obama, cuban president raul castro the first face-to-face meeting between the american president and cuba's leader in more than 50 years. president obama saying it is time to turn the page, and tonight, making good on that promise, telling congress he will take cuba off the u.s. list of state sponsors of terrorism. you'll remember our trip to cuba, after our exclusive interview with the president on cuba. so many of the children there telling us they'd never even seen an iphone. the move now paves the way to open embassies in both countries
and making it easier for cuba to do business with american banks. back here at home now, and to arizona, and the wrong-way driver caught on camera, frightened calls to 911. the driver on the highway, 11 miles against traffic. abc's gio benitez with the dash cam video, the police officer who went head-on to stop her. >> reporter: watch and listen. panic on the highway. >> 911. >> there's a wrong-way driver. >> got a wrong-way driver. >> just saw the lights coming towards me. >> we almost had a head-on collision. >> reporter: a 22-year-old arizona woman, allegedly driving more than 11 miles on three different highways all going the wrong way, against traffic. a quick-thinking officer, ready to collide with the wrong-way driver until -- >> i got them stopped. >> reporter: she stops, avoiding a crash. each year, wrong-way crashes kill more than 1,000 people. watch what happens with this school bus carrying 40 children in oklahoma. and this police officer slamming his own car to stop a wrong-way
driver in tennessee. and that 22-year-old arizona woman has been charged with driving under the influence. now, if you're on the road, late at night, when most of these crashes tend to happen, you want to stay out of the car pool lane. you want to stay in that middle lane because, david, you want to be able to move left or right if you need to. >> all right, gio benitez reporting in tonight. gio, thank you. and now, to a big headline this evening involving a group of american workers tonight. the boss, cutting down his million dollar salary to give his employees a raise. dan price, founder of gravity payments, on the cover of "entrepreneur" magazine, high fife fives all around this week as he announced a new minimum wage for his employees. everyone on the payroll will make at least $70,000 a year. for some workers, that means doubling their current pay. to do it, price is using company profits, cutting his own salary to $70,000. it will take three years to accomplish, he says. price says he did it to help those struggling to make ends meet. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. tom hanks' wife and her battle
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finally tonight here, lost and then found. it all began with our correspondent clayton sandell last week here, holding up a purple heart he found at a store. tonight, he's found something else. the rightful owner. >> reporter: a purple heart is one of the most revered military honors and last week for a story, we bought one. >> i just bought this one at a military surplus store here in colorado springs. we started wondering about the name engraved on the back -- taft m. joseph, jr. but finding him got off to a rough start. i think he thought i was a telemarketer, because when i called him, he hung up on me -- three times. so, we tracked down his brother, who told us taft joseph was a young captain in vietnam. wounded in combat, awarded that purple heart. but sometime back in the '70s, it had gone missing. so, we traveled to overland park, kansas, to pay retired lieutenant colonel taft a visit. joseph? >> how are you doing? >> reporter: taft suffered a head wound when his unit was
attacked. >> it was pretty bad. i bled a lot. >> reporter: when his purple heart disappeared, his wife peggy bought him a new one. it wasn't the same. >> he would kind of say, that's not my purple heart. >> reporter: but we had the real thing. >> it's got my name on it. >> amazing. >> says for military merit, taft m. joseph, jr. >> let me have a kiss. i'm so happy for you. >> reporter: nobody knows how that purple heart ended up in colorado. but tonight, it's finally back home. clayton sandell, abc news, overland park, kansas. >> we are so glad it's back where it belongs tonight. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. until then, good night. tonight, a national day of action against police violence >> affordable housing decision. will residents be forced out? >> drought emergency in the east
bay. this is as bad as it gets. what kinds of water restrictions will go into place, and when. a live picture on sky 7 hd over san francisco. you can see demonstrators taken to the streets to protest police violence around country. pro testers are over the deaths of michael brown and now, walter scott in south carolina. in oakland, demonstrators spilled on to interstate 880 this afternoon. wayne, we'll start with you,
please. >> it's been an interesting afternoon. we have six arrests in this a little more than an hour ago. police took six people into custody to try to block the approach eastbound. traffic is now beginning to move better and behind me city hall just one of the stops of the protestors today. let's go to sky 7 video right now. they're at the police station and had gone there from 24th and valencia earlier. they stormed the building and police pushed them back off the sidewalk. they were there probably about 45 minutes. then