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Shootings at Ft. Hood

November 5, 2009 1:55:04 PM PST
Who were they and why did they do it? Those two questions ? top of mind tonight, as we pursue our top story: The shootings at Ft. Hood in Texas.

Two or perhaps three men in military uniform ? opening fire. At least 12 people are dead, dozens wounded on the base. One of the shooters has been caught. At least one other is still barricaded at the base.

The shootings reportedly happened as some soldiers were filling out paper work to head to Iraq and Afghanistan. Ft. Hood supplied some of the first soldiers in those two countries, and it's paid a price ? 483 of its troops killed in Iraq, at least 20 in Afghanistan. That's more deaths than any other base in the U.S.

There was some sort of graduation ceremony going on at the time. This is an unfolding story ? was this some whacko soldiers? Was it a planned terrorist attack? - and we'll have the latest, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're in Lower Manhattan with the preparations for tomorrow's big World Series parade for the Yankees. Up to three million people are expected to line the streets for the 178th so-called Canyon of Heroes parade. Total cost ? a reported $330,000, and most of it is reportedly getting funded by private sources.

And we're updating a story we brought you last month ? a "cash-for-clunkers" kind of program, but applied to appliances. It starts this month. Lisa Colagrossi has our story.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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