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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the dramatic capture after a chase in the nationwide manhunt for an escaped murder suspect and a corrections officer. moments ago, investigators before the cameras after a manhunt lasting several days across several states. where they found them. tonight, the capital murder suspect in custody. the corrections officer accused of helping him in the hospital. it comes after surveillance of a stolen pickup in indiana. and what authorities are now saying about that former officer, vicky white. also tonight, the alarming new numbers on covid in the u.s. cases rising in at least 45 states tonight. and what they're now seeing in new york city. and these are just the cases that are being reported. so, what are the real numbers? tonight, the major hot spots, including boston. and news tonight on pediatric hospital admissions just coming in and why they're so concerned.
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we're learning more tonight about the mysterious deaths of three american tourists at a resort in the bahamas. a couple in their 60s dying. another couple about to celebrate their 40th anniversary. the husband dying, the wife airlifted back to the u.s. what we learned tonight. overseas and the war in ukraine. tonight, vladimir putin's call to arms. the parade in red square, marking victory day, celebrating russia's defeat of nazi germany in world war ii. and what putin accused the u.s. and its allies of doing when it comes to ukraine. ian pannell from inside ukraine again tonight. here at home tonight, tensions rising in the showdown over abortion. protesters outside the homes of chief justice john roberts and justice brett kavanaugh. and tonight, what the republican leader in the senate is now saying about a federal abortion ban next, if roe versus wade is overturned. more than a dozen fires burning tonight. the red flag warnings from nevada to oklahoma. thousands forced to evacuate. grim discoveries in lake mead revealed by water levels
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dropping. another body found. the critical shortage tonight of baby formula. supply chain issues and the major voluntary recall involving three popular brands. so, what are parents to do? and there's news coming in tonight on queen elizabeth. what she is now skipping tomorrow for the first time in nearly 60 years. and who is stepping in. good evening and it's great to start another week with all of you at home. and we begin tonight with the breaking news. the dramatic capture in the nationwide manhunt for an escaped murder suspect and the former corrections officer accused of having a relationship with him and helping him escape. the two on the run for 11 days across several states, found, chased, and then captured. authorities moments ago saying the murder suspect, casey white, is in custody tonight, and that vicky white is at the hospital. it's believed she shot herself as authorities were moving in.
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the search ending in evansville, indiana, tonight. again, the sheriff saying casey white back behind bars, and that former officer, vicky white, is now at the hospital, and that her injuries are very serious. the pair seen in surveillance video leaving the jail 11 days ago now. vicky white escorting inmate casey white. the capture late today came after a key development, this surveillance showing a stolen pickup truck found abandoned at a car wash in indiana. the man in the image was believed to be casey white. abc's elwyn lopez leading us off tonight. >> reporter: tonight, authorities announcing an end to the 11-day manhunt for capital murder suspect casey white and former corrections officer vicky white. >> casey white and vicky white are in custody. casey white surrendered. this has ended a very long and stressful and challenging week and a half. >> reporter: the duo captured after a tip. that pursuit ending in a wreck. >> vicky white has been transported to the hospital. >> reporter: this just hours
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after confirming a new sighting, releasing these images showing a ford f-150 pickup truck believed to have been used by the duo. it was taken almost a week ago, on may 3rd, at a car wash in indiana, about 175 miles away from middle tennessee, where authorities believe the duo ditched another vehicle on the same day they went missing. and today, new charges of forgery and identity theft filed against vicky white. the sheriff says she bought that ford edge with an alias. the 17-year veteran last seen in this video checking out of a hotel moments before she left the detention center with that inmate, all under the guise of a court appointment that never existed. >> elwyn lopez joining us live from where this all began in alabama. and elwyn, there's late details on former corrections officer who is in the hospital tonight, of course, vicky white. >> reporter: that's right, david. authorities say vicky white shot herself and is still alive and in the hospital tonight. and david, the sheriff says that
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casey white will never see the light of day again. david? >> elwyn lopez on the breaking news from alabama, where it all ended in indiana late today. thank you, elwyn. in the meantime, we turn now to the pandemic and the alarming new numbers tonight on covid here in the u.s. new covid cases are up 20% across the country. in fact, cases rising now in at least 45 states. what they're now seeing already in new york city and boston. and these are just the cases being reported. what about the tests at home? there's also news on pediatric hospital admissions just coming in tonight. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, the u.s. nearing a grim milestone -- 1 million covid deaths. the national cathedral tolling the funeral bell 1,001 times, to remember the lives lost. more than 997,000 people have died from covid in this country. experts expect we will cross the 1 million mark within the next week. and tonight, new covid cases climbing. nearly the entire country, 45 states and territories, are
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seeing at least a 10% increase in covid infections. the current hot spot, the northeast. boston officials recommending, but not yet mandating, a return to masks indoors, as some parts of the city are now considered high risk. >> we are in a time where we are learning to live with covid. >> reporter: in new york city, the transmission rate up 75% since last month. the highest level since the omicron surge in january. the mayor monitoring the spread as he considers a return to the mask and vaccine mandates. >> while we've seen this surge in cases, we're not seeing that correlated impact in mortality. the challenge we have is going forward, especially into the summer months, where we may see an impact in the south, where we don't have the same level of vaccination, boosting, and testing. >> reporter: 71-year-old shep shove experienced a breakthrough infection. he's been fully vaxxed and boosted, but 12 days ago tested positive for covid. >> it just kept getting worse
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for another couple of days and then it stopped getting worse. >> reporter: he says paxlovid helped keep him out of the hospital. >> yeah, what would it have been like if i hadn't had three vaccines and the paxlovid? so, i have to think it would have been pretty bad. >> a lot of people turning to paxlovid now that it's more readily available. eva with us tonight. and eva, we just learned hospital admissions amongst children up 15% in just a week. cases in children up 70% in two weeks. and eva, i know there's real concern here that the new wave is actually much steeper, because these are just the cases that authorities know about. obviously many people are now testing at home, just getting through it on their own, and the numbers likely are far higher. >> reporter: david, experts caution the numbers may be higher than we know, because a lot of these cases aren't being reported, either people aren't being tested or, as you said, they are testing at home. one expert telling us he wouldn't be surprised if the numbers were actually higher than during delta. david? >> all right, eva pilgrim following this for us. eva, thank you.
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we are also following the investigation tonight into the mysterious deaths of american tourists at a luxury resort in the bahamas. a fourth american sickened in this. michael and robbie phillips from tennessee among those who did not survive this. authorities say all four americans sought medical help the night before three of them were then found dead. toxicology samples have been sent to a u.s. lab. and abc's will reeve is in the bahamas tonight. >> and this is the villa of the three people that passed away. >> reporter: tonight, an urgent investigation in the bahamas as officials identify the three americans who mysteriously died at the sandals emerald bay resort in exuma. michael and robbie phillips of tennessee found dead in their beachside villa. their family writing, "our hearts are grieving and broken, but full of hope." vincent chiarella died in an adjacent room. his wife donnis surviving, airlifted to a hospital near miami. >> they were celebrating their 40th anniversary, which was a few days away from ours.
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just a lovely, lovely couple that was just full of life and just enjoying their time in paradise. >> reporter: their son austin telling abc news his mother woke up friday, "her legs and arms was swollen and she couldn't move." authorities say all four reported feeling ill the night before. two even went to a health care facility complaining of nausea and vomiting. the minister of health telling abc news doctors recommended two of them be airlifted off the island, but they refused. resort staff contacting police just after 9:00 a.m. friday, who then also found michael and robbie phillips dead next door. police say both individuals showed signs of convulsion. >> the only thing that makes sense in my mind, because this was two separate couples that didn't really have anything to do with each other, staying in the same building. the only common denominator was the air they were breathing. >> reporter: david, authorities announced today they are working with a philadelphia-based lab on the toxicology report and that it could be weeks before the
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autopsy results are released. in a statement, sandals saying nothing is more important than the safety of its guests and it is working to support the investigation and the families of the victims. david? >> just awful. real mystery tonight. will reeve, thank you. we turn now overseas and to the war in ukraine. russia's vladimir putin and his new appeal in moscow's red square, and what he accused the u.s. and our allies of doing in ukraine. putin using this day usually meant to mark triumph over the nazis in world war ii to now claim his war in ukraine continues that anti-nazi fight. putin also taking aim at the u.s., ukraine's president zelenskyy responding, walking the empty streets of kyiv, saying that putin is the one repeating the horrific crimes of hitler's regime. our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell in ukraine again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, putin using the massive parade in red square as a rallying cry for his war in ukraine. the annual spectacle commemorates the soviet victory over the nazis. but in his speech, putin used a war of necessity in the past to justify a war of choice today,
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falsely accusing america, nato, and kyiv of provoking the conflict. the russian leader telling his forces in ukraine, "you're fighting for the motherland, for its future, so no one forgets the lessons of the second world war." but with so many troops tied up in ukraine, this was a smaller parade than normal. no fly-by of fighter jets, bad weather blamed. many feared putin would double down, escalate the war, announce a military draft even, but instead, he repeated old lies about fighting nazis in ukraine. and in his own victory day address released today, a defiant president zelenskyy walking the streets of kyiv, declaring russia wouldn't win. still, innocent civilians are dying. in an eastern ukrainian village, more than 60 people are feared dead after russians destroyed a school serving as a shelter. in the northeast, less than 20 miles from the northern border with russia, putin's war
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is going in the wrong direction. village after village is being reclaimed by dogged ukrainian troops. this entire area is littered with the debris of russia's war. there are tanks, armored personnel carriers. there are a couple of dead russian soldiers up there, and the air is thick with the stench of decomposition. and this is what happened to their tanks, and this is what putin's victory looks like. hello, yuri. yuri is a highly decorated hero of world war ii. the medals on his chest speak to the battles he fought alongside his russian comrades against the nazis. he can't find words for what they're doing now. russia shells his city almost dily with rockets and missiles. his apartment block has been hit, but yuri refuses to leave. yuri says he's promised himself he'll stay alive until ukraine wins this war. it would be the second miraculous victory in one long
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lifetime. >> what that world war ii veteran must make of what he's witnessing today. ian pannell back with us again tonight from ukraine's second-largest city, kharkiv. and ian, president biden also making news tonight, making it clear he's not happy with recent leaks, all that reporting about u.s. intelligence that's been shared with ukrainian officials, he believes these leaks are dangerous. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, david. i mean, white house press secretary jen psaki saying that biden was displeased with those leaks, that u.s. intelligence as you say played a role in ukraine not just killing russian generals, but also the sinking of russia's warship. remember, this was the flagship of the russian black sea fleet, it was sunk last month, acting on intelligence that was provided by america. the ukrainians obviously added their own intelligence. the president believing the stories overstated the u.s. role and were, quote, inaccurate. david? >> ian pannell in kharkiv for us tonight. ian, thank you. back here at home now and to the showdown over abortion across this country.
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in fact, protesters outside the homes of chief justice john roberts and justice brett kavanaugh. and tonight, what the republican leader mitch mcconnell in the senate is now saying about the possibility of a federal abortion ban if roe versus wade is overturned. here's abc's mary bruce tonight. >> question will not go back! >> reporter: after a weekend when thousands took to the streets rallying for abortion rights, some gathering outside the homes of supreme court justice brett kavanaugh. and chief justice john roberts, tonight, security around the justices is stepping up. the u.s. marshals now involved in protecting the members of the court, after that leaked draft opinion indicated they're preparing to overturn roe v. wade. it comes as the top republican in the senate, mitch mcconnell, is indicating overturning roe could be just the beginning. that if republicans gain control of congress, they could pass a federal ban on abortion. mcconnell saying, "if the leaked opinion became the final opinion, legislative bodies, not only at the state level, but at the federal level certainly
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could legislate in that area," adding, "i don't think it's much secret where senate republicans stand on that issue." today we took that to the white house. how at-risk does the administration believe the u.s. is to completely outlawing abortion? >> i think we're at serious risk. you heard, you noted mitch mcconnell and other republicans in congress are talking about a national ban on a woman's right to choose. >> reporter: the white house warning republicans could go try to go even further, possibly banning some forms of contraception. if roe is overturned, 26 states would quickly move to severely restrict access to abortion or ban it outright. 13 have already passed so-called trigger laws that would ban the procedure the moment roe is struck down. now a number of democrat-led states like new york and connecticut are exploring ways to assist women seeking help. and today, chicago's mayor announced funding to help women from other states who cross into illinois to get an abortion. >> these dollars will go to support transportation, lodging, followup care, and if necessary, the safe and legal procedure of
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abortion. >> all right, mary, senate democrats, i know, are scheduling this vote wednesday on a bill to make a woman's right to an abortion a federal law. they know the reality that they don't have the votes. so, they want every senator on record on this issue instead? >> reporter: exactly. this is purely symbolic, david. tonight, the lone undecided republican, lisa murkowski, just announced she is a no. democrats know this vote isn't going anywhere, but what it will do is force every republican to go on the record, as democrats and the president are preparing to make abortion rights a key issue in the upcoming midterm elections. david? >> mary bruce live at the white house. thank you, mary. we turn now to the nationwide shortage of infant formula. supply shortages and three common brands pulled off shelves. so, what are parents to do? here's abc's erielle reshef tonight. >> reporter: tonight, that critical nationwide shortage of baby formula. >> it's definite panic. >> reporter: pandemic supply chain issues compounded by a
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major voluntary recall back in february of three popular brands manufactured by abbott. the company pulling those products after four infants became ill and two died, saying after reviewing all data, it does not believe their facility is the likely source of infection. but families facing the dramatic ripple effects. in april, 40% of the national baby formula inventory was out of stock. new mom leslyn holub's 3-month-old son jack was born a preemie and requires specialized formula. >> it's kind of a mess out there. i check all of them. target, walmart, amazon, gerber, every day, just to see if it is there. >> reporter: shelves in some stores empty. >> there's only a few manufacturers that are making the entire supply we see on grocery store and pharmacy shelves. and if one of those is not meeting demand, there is a bottleneck. >> reporter: and abbott telling abc news it is doing everything it can to address the shortage. the white house weighing in tonight, saying the fda is prioritizing making more formula available. david? >> all right, erielle reshef. erielle, thank you. now, to the economy tonight,
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a once-daily pill that goes beyond lowering a1c? on it with jardiance. ask your doctor about jardiance. all charges dismissed, but it's not case closed for finally, the dog saving lives in ukraine, now honored tonight. tonight, the ukrainians grateful to this 2 1/2-year-old jack russell terrier, patron, helping the ukrainians clear bombs. his protective vest on there. a bomb disposal worker opening the door. that jack russell hopping in. these images from chernihiv, searching for explosives left behind by the russians. tonight, patron has now been recognized by ukrainian president zelenskyy, awarded the medal for military service in
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kyiv. there with his handler, helping ukrainian troops locate 236 explosive devices since the start of the war. first, showing patron his medal, president zelenskyy then presents the award to his handler. zelenskyy putting his hand to his heart in appreciation. after the big moment, the handler returning to his seat, giving patron a treat and showing him his medal. more interested in the treat, i'm sure. patron the hero. i'm david muir, good night. new at six the i-team digs into
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why a serial burglar an extensive criminal record had almost all charges against him dismissed. i'm larry beale live at chase center a earth before tip off of the warriors playoff game steve kerr will not coach tonight. he has covid we'll tell you who will take his place and what this means going forward. namely, i'm melendez the mayor of san francisco points a new supervisor to replace matt haney in district 6 many are surprised by who she picked. i'm meteorologist sandia patel spotty showers and hail today. i'll let you know how long they're sticking around abc 7 news at 6 starts right now now from abc 7 live breaking news and that breaking news is in vacaville where police responded to a report of a shooting more than an hour ago on interstate. the traffic is just now getting back to normal, but you still see that. backup sky 7 is live over the scene the chp closed the eastbound lanes earlier and
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traffic really backed up quickly as you can imagine a sky seven earlier was over the north bay medical center in fairfield nearly 10 miles away and the silver honda the scene parked out front has several bullet holes. you can see there toward the rear of the vehicle. the gas tank is right between those two bullet holes that we see there. the shooting reportedly happened around alamo drive near the southwest end of vacaville. so, let's go back now to 80. let's take a live look traffic as we mentioned is returning to normal. although it is somewhat slow between vacaville and fairfield and you can see all those cards that are backed up just now starting to move as soon as we get more information about exactly what happened. we will pass it along to you. and as we say good evening, i'm amidates and i'm dan ashley also breaking news this time involving the warriors coach steve kerr has coronavirus the team has a playoff game tonight. is right abc 7 news sports director? larry beale is live at chase center with this big news larry.