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we believe that everyone deserves the right to thrive. tonight, the deadly storm slamming the northeast. the states of emergency in effect right now. the 24-hour nightmare for americans trying to get home after thanksgiving. more than 700 accidents reported in new york state alone. heavy snow and dangerous ice from philadelphia to new york, up into boston. 13,000 flights delayed in 24 hours. 1,700 canceled. and authorities on the scene tonight of that plane crash in bad weather, killing nine members of the same family. also tonight, the school scare today. the chaotic scene. the student who brought a gun into school. officers confronting the teen. they say he then pulled the gun ou t. tonight, the use intellans alrey defending igthene cepr esttiden their own re send po.
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lawyers to defend him this week? what he's now saying tonight. manhunt right now. the new surveillance. ten people shot and wounded near new orleans' famous french quarter. the interview breaking tonight. prince andrew's accuser talking to the bbc. what she's nowthat photof h witprin andw.inay st gb anr hed plea to e britain tonight. buckingham palace responding. here at home, chicago's police chief fired tonight, the major says for ethical lapses that were, quote, intolerable. and what the major did not reveal, she said out of deference to the police chief'si already, and some of the biggest deals that still remain tonigh good evening and it's great to be back with you after the thanksgiving holiday. and we know for millions p home real nightmare. the major winter storm slamming the east in the la and the driving has turned
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deadly. after moving across the country, and now a state of emergency in parts of new york state tonight, more than 700 accidents reported, and that was just by midday. one person killed, two others in critical condition. this morning, a car losing control north of albany, hitting a pole, knocking down power lines. in the last 24 hours, massive delays at the airports. easily thousands of flights canceled and delayed by all of this. and investigators just now arriving on the scene today of that plane crash that killed several members of the same family in south dakota over the weekend. it was all part of the same system that combined with this nor'easter. abc's stephanie ramos leading us off from albany. >> reporter: tonight, that powerful nor'easter making the trip home treacherous for millions. >> we've got two feet of snow here along and north of i-90 and now a band has been curling into the tri-state area. >> reporter: snowfall rates of two inches an hour causing whiteout conditions near albany overnight. hundreds of crashes in new york state alone by midday. >> the roads are dangerous there's a lot of work to do. >> reporter: plow driver
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mike chaires tells us people need to slow down. >> lack of speed reduction, i think, that's the main -- the main cause of a lot of accidents. outside rochester, two others in critical condition. outside stboth, onisra t trailer going off the side of the massachusetts turnpike, blocking multiple lanes. in worcester county, drivers struggling for traction, as residents dig out their cars, buried under nearly a foot of snow already. >> i think it's going to be a really bad winter. >> reporter: now bracing for up to half a foot more. the storm slowing air travel, too. in buffalo, this delta flight sliding off the taxiway sunday. thankfully, no one was hurt. more than 13,000 flights delayed, more than 1,700 cancelled since sunday. >> i'm getting to atlanta airport, but my flight was delayed and cancelled from last night and then delayed again this morning. >> reporter: in brule county, south dakota, the ntsb investigating what caused a
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plane to crash shortly after takeoff saturday, killing nine members of the same extended family. a winter storm warning in effect at the time. david, here in albany, we still have a few more hours of snow to go. some areas could see more than two feet of snow by the time this all ends around midnight. and with temperatures dipping into the 20s, you could expect some icy roads tonight and in the morning, too. david? >> still, drive safely out there. stephanie, thank you. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking this right into the night. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david. you're right, one more day of this epic storm that has gone coast to coast, now it's a coastal low that's developing into a nor'easter. check it out on the radar scope. heavy rain along the middle east coastline, but you go just a couple miles inland, and it is heavy snow. we have winter storm warnings that remain posted all the way down to tennessee, into maine until at least 7:00 a.m. a lot of these go into the afternoon, with another three to six inches on top of what you've already seen, in some spots,
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like boston, could see 8, 9, 10 inches of snow. so, we time it out. heavier snow across parts of new york. i-95, you'll see accumulations. and tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m., they have canceled schools there for the first time this winter, because you see the snow really curls around for eastern massachusetts and maine into the afternoon. not expected to end until tomorrow night. david? >> rob marciano with us on a monday night. rob, thank you. and we're going to move onto the other news this monday evening, and a real scare today at a high school in waukesha, wisconsin, that's near milwaukee. a student armed with a gun, students all around. then an intense standoff with an officer. authorities say the student then pulled the gun on them.frighten finally reunited with their anxious parents waiting outside. that student suspect surviving tonight. abc's alex perez on the scene in waukesha. >> reporter: tonight, tears and tense moments of panic and chaos at this wisconsin high school. >> students reporting that another subject in the school has a gun on him. >> reporter: 10:07 a.m., the first emergency call of a 17-year-old student who showed up to his classroom at waukesha south high armed with a gun.
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>> i was so scared. everyone around me was, like, there's no way this is real. it was -- it was just scary. >> reporter: teachers and school officials immediately going into lockdown, students scrambling to hide and take cover. >> i was, like, scared for, like, my life, because i didn't know where he was, and, like, if he, like, could get into the locker room. >> reporter: officials say a resource officer at the school, along with other officers who responded, tried to get the vehae h20his hands ouof >> reporter: that's when terrified students inside heard gunfire. officers claiming they were forced to shoot when the teen took aim. >> the suspect removed the handgun from ht the officers. i an officer was forced to discharge his firearm, str the suspikect. >> reporter: that suspect student later carried out on a stretcher. horrified parents, trying to reach their kids, relieved the ordeal was over.
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>> this is a parent's worst nightmare. it's waukesha. you don't think it's going to happen here. >> what a horrible day there. alex, we know the gunman has been hospitalized. and any word tonight on what drove him to do this? >> reporter: well, david, at this point, authorities have not said anything about the suspect's motive. he's in stable condition. thankfully, no other students were injured. david? >> alex perez with us tonight. alex, thank you. ther froin hour in the impeachment inquiry. tonight, members of the house intelligence committee are entering that secure location on the hill, the skiff, as it's called, you see it there, to read the committee's report of those televised hearings. and tonight, just beforehand, the republicans out with their own defense of the president. and the president had a message for those republicans who wrote the report. so, bottom line tonight, where does this go next and how quickly will all of this move? abc's terry moran at the white house tonight. >> reporter: in the basement of the capitol tonight, the house intelligence committee finalizing its official impeachment report. the public will see it tomorrow.
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and then all eyes will turn to the house judiciary committee. the president, speaking to reporters before departing for the nato summit in london, defiantly declaring the white house won't even participate in the judiciary committee's hearing on wednesday. >> why don't you send one of your lawyers to represent your point of view before the house impeachment inquiry? >> because the whole thing is a hoax. everybody knows it. >> reporter: democrats rest their case on the testimony of witnesses who described, in the democrats' view, a scheme by the president to withhold vital u.s. military aid from ukraine . the republicans have alreat on testimony, arguing, "there is no direct, first-hand evidence of the democrats' case as "hearsay, presumptions and speculation." arriving in london, the president praised his party, saying, "good job." trump's strategy all along, deny he's done anything wrong and trash the process. today, he argued the president of ukraine backs him up.
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president came out and said very strongly that president trump did absolutely nothing wrong. >> reporter: but the ukrainian president never said trump did nothing wrong and he criticized the decision to withhold military aid. "look, i never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo," he told "time." "but you have to understand, we're at war. if you're our strategic partner, then you can't go blocking anything for us." >> so, let's get right to terry moran, he's live at the white house tonight. and terry, we know members of the house intelligence committee are now getting a chance to read then, of course, the report goes to the judiciary committee for their first public hearings on wednesday. as you reported there, the president will not be represented on wednesday, but the white house has until friday to decide whether they want to defend the president as these proceedings go forward? >> reporter: this's right. this is moving fast, david. those witnesses at wednesday's hearing, they'll be constitutional law scholars testifying about whether what the presidist enegll ao ed done amounts to an
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hite house does have 5:00 p.m. e ifess at t but the judici ary committee and the house moving fast with votes possible on articles of impeachment by the end of the year. david? >> historic couple of weeks ahead before the holidays. terry moran live at the white house. thank you. we have new reporting tonight after that deadly attack on london bridge. the heroes who ran toward the convicted terrorist, taking him down with whatever they could find. one with a fire extinguisher. and they did this even though at the time it appeared he was wearing what was a suicide vest. it would turn out to be a fake, but they did it anyway. abc's senior foreign correspondent ian pannell with the american who witnessed this. >> reporter: this is the dramatic takedown. citizens attacking a terrorist with a fire extinguisher, another wielding a whale tusk. and for the first time, details from inside the building when the attack started. an american eyewitness watching jack merritt lay down his life. >> he was the first line of defense. he was the first person to confront him at the door.
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>> reporter: people taking on terrorist usman khan, even though he appeared to be wearing a suicide vest, later turning out to be fake. khan was shot dead by police. khan was one of 75 inmates released early from terrorism half of his 16-year sentence. now there's pressure to change the law. saskia jones and merritt, cambridge students, dedicated to helping ex-convicts like their killer. merritt's own family fighting for his legacy, saying he believed in redemption and rehabilitation, not revenge. police believe khan acted aloner reviewing all cases of terrorist offenders released early from prison. david? >> ian pannell tonight. ian, thank you. and now to the interview making global headlines tonight. w're andout acs this photo right here of her in with the prince when she was it
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her plea t toheritish people. and buckingham palace with a response. here's abc's james longman. >> reporter: tonight, virginia roberts giuffre taking on prince andrew in her first tv interview with british media. >> there's only one e. >> reporter: in court filings, giuffre claims she was directed by jeffrey epstehe prince when just 17. in a sitdown with the bbc, filmed before the prince's own interview, giuffre blasts suggestions this now infamous photo was faked. >> i think the world is getting sick of these ridiculous excuses. it's a real photo. i've given it to the fbi for their investigation and it's an authentic photo. there's a date on the back of it from when it was printed. >> reporter: the prince himself questioned its authenticity. >> nobody can prove whether or not that photograph has been doctored, but i don't recollect erat photogr night. >> he is the most hideous dancer
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i've ever seen in my life. i mean, it was horrible, and this guy was sweating all over me. >> reporter: this detail flatly denied by prince andrew in that widely ridiculed interview. >> there's a slight problem with the sweating, because i have a peculiar medical condition which is that i don't sweat or i didn't sweat >> reporter: virginia giuffre a now making her own appeal to th help me fight this fight, to not accept this as being okay. this is not some sordid sex story. this is a story of being trafficked. >> reporter: david, tonight buckingham palace says the prince unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association with jeffrey epstein. and he denies any form of sexual contact or relationship with virginia roberts, saying any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation. david? >> all right, james longman in london tonight. james, thank you. and back here at home tonight, and to chicago, where
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the city's police chief has been fired by the mayor just weeks before his retirement. the mayor citing ethical lapses that she said were, quote, intolerable. the mayor saying the police chief lied to her repeatedly after he was found asleep parked behind the wheel of his suv. but the mayor not revealing all ndhe hreis's f abc's linsey dav. >> reporter: tonight, chicago's top cop, police superintendent eddie johnson, fired, just weeks before he was set to retire. after reviewing an inspector general's report and video evidence, without being specific, the city's mayor says johnson lied about an october incident when officers found him unconsciouinisuv. his blood pressure medication and had had a few drinks with dinner. >> he intentionally mislead the people of chicago and he intentionally mislead me. >> reporter: johnson, who was largely popular in chicago, gained national attention earlier this year during the jul
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siess an african-american man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? >> reporter: just last month, the mayor celebrated johnson's more than 30-year career aa libut today, an about-face. the mayor saying he demonstrated "a series of ethical lapses" she called "intolerable." >> this moment needs to be a turning point for the chicago police department, the way things are done in this city. >> reporter: it is unclear at this time if johnson will be entitled to his pension. the mayor declined to comment about specifics about the case, in deference to johnson's wife and children, however, the inspector general's report could ultimately be made public. david? >> all right, linsey davis with us tonight. ce in new linsey. orleans are looking closely at new > surveillance video of tha mass shooting near the french quarter. this is the moment gunfire and chaos broke out. it was early sunday morning. ten people were shot. the youngest, just 16. a weapon was recovered at the scene but the gunman slipped away. police now desperately looking to find him, asking for the public's help, offering a reward tonight.
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there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the beloved sitcom star being remembered tonight. also, news coming in on two children swept away in flash flooding and now the frantic search for the final child. tonight, the fbi warning that got our attentionodayfosor this holiday season, are those tvs watching you? thorityourie ms wioney tonight. a record-breaking cyber monday already, but some of the biggest deals still remain and we go down the list in just a moment. a lot more news ahead here. we'll be right back.
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>> it's cyber monday at target. we've got hundreds of doorbusters on >> reporter: many of those deals still on tonight. >> when it comes to cyber monday, people should really focus on buying apparel. because retailers are trying to get rid of all of the winter clothing that they've stocked up on over the past couple months. >> reporter: at, 50% off everything. at, 50% off and an additional 10% bonus discount. plus, if you're still in the market for a tv, now one of the best days of the year to buy. at walmart, this 70-inch 4k smart tv, nearly $400 off. >> if you miss cyber monday, do not panic. the next big day that everyone's going to be shopping is super saturday. people are going to see another wave of deals coming through. >> reporter: and remember, if you're hoping to travel in the new year, tomorrow is travel tuesday, when you can find some great deals on flights and hotels, david. >> every day is something. >> reporter: there's always a sale. >> so few days between thanksgiving and christmas this year. thanks, rebecca.
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>> i get a call that i was a match to a 57-year-old female with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. >> reporter: but that call meant giving up the chance to play in what could have been her last college tournament. >> i said yes. of course i would do it, because, i mean, i was saving somebody's life. >> reporter: donating stem cells to help a stranger in desperate need. sitting out three games to recover and look at her tonight. >> hi, david! >> reporter: she tells us the lesson off the court was the most valuable of all. >> you only get one chance in life, i think, to save somebody else's, and this was my chance. >> reporter: and by the way, her team won that tournament, which means she'll get another chance. her team is now in the ncaa tournament. that champion off the court, now right back on. and you know, jurnee wanted us to ask everyone to consider giving that gift, it's "be the match." good night. identifying a problem and taking action.
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tonight we're live in fremont to break down the chances that could save lives and build a better bay area. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. the storm is stalled off the coast. i'll let you know how much longer the wet weather will last coming up. and the holiday spirit takes a hit. the storm brought down a tree branch into decorations. new at 6:00, we're live to show you the quick recovery. now news to build a better bay area from abc 7. >> flowers and candles, this memorial is, perhaps, the last one ever needed for this road. at least that's what many there hope. good evening, thanks for watching. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. we talk about building a better bay area, our efforts to find and highlight improvements that make this a better place to live. >> changes are under way in fremo fremont. tragically they're coming too late for one woman. friday night, 72-year-old suzanne ogi and her dog, molly, di died, hit by a car while
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crossing the street at niles boulevard. this isn't the first time there's been a deadly crash here. hopefully it will be the last. >> this crash happened in the middle of a stretch of niles boulevard that the city already etor fngha c pedestrians. fremont's city council is going to discuss it, in fact, at tomorrow's meeting. >> news reporter chris wray yre joins us live. what are the proposed changes? >> reporter: good evening, kristen, good evening, dan. the memorial you're talking about, i'm standing in front of it. many people who live here don't need this to remind them of how dangerous this stretch of road can be. over my shoulder, see the speed limit, 40 miles per hour, many drivers going faster than that. take a look around. imagine crossing here at night. no stop lights. no stop lines. residents we talked to want that to change. >> as you can see, an idiot spinning doughnuts. >> reporter: this happened right in the middle of our interview and it's