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first responder vehicle throughout california since 2012. nice to see. tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. a massive storm strikes south florida. the first tropical system of the atlantic hurricane season, dumping record rainfall in some of the state's biggest cities. the urg ncerns. parts around miami under water. up to a foot of rain falling in some areas at a pace of 6 inches per hour. hundreds of flights canceled or delayed. rob marciano standing by in the storm zone. a retired judge in wisconsin killed in what authorities are calling a targeted act, found tied to a chair in his own home. what we just learned about the suspect and his alleged hit list. authorities saying it contained the names of prominent politicians. why officials are now investigating this as a possible act of domestic terrorism. the plant at the center of the national baby formula
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shortage resumes production. abbott's sturgis, michigan, facility given permission by the fda to re-open, but only making specialized formula for now. products for medically vulnerable infants and children expected to hit store shelves later this month as supplies across the country run lower and lower. news from uvalde, texas. emotional parents demanding answers in a board of education meeting, begging for change and accountability in the wake of the massacre that claimed 21 lives, as the funerals for the victims continue today. two 10-year-olds, makenna elron and rojelio torres laid to rest. security scare for president biden after a plane mitakenly entered restricted air space. what the secret service is saying late today. the navy tonight investigating twin tragedies in california. at least one sailor killed, several more hurt. their van veering off the freeway. and a separate incident claiming the life of a navy pilot.
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an f-18 crashing in the mojave desert. also tonight, the emotional tribute to the queen from her son and great britain's future king, prince charles. and how the queen surprised everyone as the celebrations continue for her platinum jubilee. good evening, thanks for joining us on this saturday. i'm whit johnson. as we come on the air tonight, that massive storm, the first tropical system of the atlantic hurricane season, dumping flooding rain as it moves through florida, making its way out to sea. record rainfall in some of the state's largest cities. miami hit especially hard. as much as 6 inches of rain falling per hour. roads impassable, trapping cars, making travel dangerous. first responders searching for stranded motorists, using high water vehicles seen here to get through the flooded streets, taking people the higher ground. this here is a parking lot not far from ft. lauderdale after
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the rain stopped. and at miami international airport, hundreds of flights delayed or canceled since friday. abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano leading us off from south florida. >> reporter: tonight, that sprawling storm slamming south florida with relentless rain and powerful winds, bringing miami the worst flooding from a tropical system since hurricane irma in 2017. over a foot of rain drowning miami. from high rises above, people watch as cars try to navigate this totally flooded intersection. parked cars seen bobbing up and down in street swells, as these drivers try to make it across to safety. this morning, up to 6 inches of rain falling per hour in miami. tow trucks busy pulling these stalled cars out of the floodwater. so many streets around downtown miami flooded. look at all the cars with water still up and over their floor boards. the sun's popping out. the heaviest rains moved out hours ago, but this water refuses to recede. dozens of cars left stranded on
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the roads. >> how deep do you think it is? >> i don't know. i'm afraid for the car. >> reporter: wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour, toppling this huge tree, crushing a mobile home near ft. lauderdale. in downtown miami, several inches of water seeping into storefronts. business owners trying to dry out what they can save. at miami international airport, the tarmac under water. hundreds of flights out of south florida canceled or delayed since friday. >> let's get to rob marciano. rob, clear skies we can see there now, so the worst of the storm moved out quickly. >> reporter: yeah, already off the florida peninsula, about 100 miles northeast of where i stand. but the damage has been done certainly with the rainfall. let's show you where it is on the radar. still have bands of rainfall. naples, miami, setting daily record highs. here's the hurricane track.
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they do expect it to become a tropical storm. ton a bermuda. done in the west. we're on our way to what is forecast to be another -- hurricane season. >> rob, thank you. next tonight, authorities are investigating the killing of a judge, calling it a targeted act and a possible case of domestic terrorism. the retired wisconsin judge was found dead in his home, zip-tied to a chair. a suspect now in custody in critical condition from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. authorities identifying him late today, saying they found him with a hit list of prominent politicians. here's abc's phil lipof. >> reporter: tonight, a former wisconsin judge is dead, shot in his home, and police say he was targeted. 6:30 friday morning, the 911 call came in. >> states his neighbor's son from across the street is banging on the door stating that someone murdered his father. >> reporter: police rushing to the home of former circuit court judge john roemer. >> the juneau county special
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tactics and response team entered the residence and located the homeowner, a 68-year-old male who was deceased. a 56-year-old male was located in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. >> reporter: wisconsin officials identifying the suspect as douglas uhde. he is in critical condition. law enforcement briefed on the investigation telling abc news the judge was zip-tied to a chair and fatally shot. according to those same law enforcement sources, uhde had a hit list in a car found at the scene. on that list, wisconsin governor tony evers, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, and michigan governor gretchen whitmer. a spokesperson for governor whitmer calling the news reports deeply troubling and saying she will not be bullied or intimidated. >> we have been able to contact the people who we believe may have been targets to notify them. the others, as far as we are aware, are safe at this point. >> reporter: as for a motive, the attorney general only saying it has to do with a court case or cases. in 2020, new jersey federal
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judge esther salas was targeted at her home by a disgruntled lawyer who shot her husband and killed her son. she spoke with our robin roberts. >> it had been months, if not a year, when he last appeared before me. >> reporter: had he ever threatened you in any kind of way? >> nothing. there was nothing. >> reporter: but he was able to get her home address. she is now joining the fight for federal legislation to prevent that. >> phil lipof back with us now. phil, we noted authorities are looking at this as a possible case of domestic terrorism, but you're learning about legislation pending to try to keep judges safe in the future? >> reporter: right. whit, many states are passing laws that would do two things. first to enhance the penalties against anybody who would threaten a judge, and then to keep personal information -- things like addresses, spouses, children -- not listed on any systems. whit? >> phil, thank you. turning now to new
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developments and a story that has concerned so many parents across this country. a plant at the center of the baby formula crisis now resuming production. abbott says it's prioritizing the production of specialized formula at its sturgis, michigan, facility. and the first products are expected to hit store shelves later this month. here's abc's faith abubey. >> reporter: tonight, the baby formula plant at the heart of the shortage crisis, restarting production. abbott announcing the reopening of its sturgis, michigan, plant, closed since february over contamination concerns, hoping to have the first batch of specialty formulas available on store shelves for medically vulnerable infants and children by june 20th. 8-year-old jessica feiner has a metabolic disorder and urgently needs specialty formula. >> if she doesn't get her proper diet or formula, the phenylalanine builds up in her blood, and it's toxic to her brain and her nervous system. it's terrifying, because we know she needs it. >> reporter: in a statement, abbott promising to, quote, do everything we can to re-earn the
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trust parents, caregivers and health-care providers have placed in us. the biden administration facing criticism for its response, working to boost supply. the fda says it expects new rounds of shipments to come in from overseas starting next week through october. according to the biden administration, the u.s. has so far secured commitments for a total of more than 127 million bottles' worth of formula for import. nationwide, shelves remain bare. stores in nearly 1 in 5 states now have less than 10% of their infant formula stock available. whit, abbott re-opening its sturgis, michigan, facility is a positive sign, but it will take roughly six to eight weeks for that plant to ramp up production, make enough formula to make any impact in this critical shortage. >> so many parents desperate for that formula right away. okay, faith, thank you. tonight, a security scare for the president and first lady at their vacation home in
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delaware. the secret service clearing out an area around their residence after a small plane mistakenly wandered into restricted air space. president biden and dr. jill biden removed from their home. they've now returned. the secret service says the first family was never in any real danger. next tonight, parents in uvalde, texas, demanding answers. an emotional school board meeting overnight. one tearful mother pleading with officials to consider the little ones. today, two funerals for children killed in that massacre, 10-year-old makenna elrod loved softball, gymnastics, singing, and dancing. rojelio torres was also 10. his mother saying, i lost a piece of my heart, remembering him as a smart and loving child. abc's elwyn lopez in texas tonight. >> reporter: parents in uvalde coming together, expressing the fears of their children. >> my son is deathly afraid of school now. what he knows right now is that when he goes to another school, he's going to get shot by a bad man. >> reporter: part of that
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mother's dire concerns answered. the superintendent announcing robb elementary, the scene of the massacre, will permanently shutter its classroom doors. >> we are not going back to robb school. >> reporter: but the school board also taking no action against its embattled police chief, pete arredondo. authorities say arredondo wrongly believed there was no longer an active shooting, as 911 dispatchers continued to get calls from children in that classroom. "the new york times" now reporting the chief was at the scene but without his radio. and tonight in uvalde, grief mounting as people of all ages flock to memorialize those killed. you left a stuffed toy, one of your favorite stuffed toys here. why did you do that? >> 'cause for the kids can be happy. >> reporter: and today, funerals held for more victims, including 10-year-old makenna elrod. relatives telling abc news makenna would leave her loved one's little hidden notes. 10-year-old rojelio torres also laid to rest today. his mother remembering the
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fourth grader as a very smart and loving child. also today, visitation services for 10-year-old alithia ramirez, who had dreams of healing the world through her art. whit, this memorial continues to grow. people driving for hours just to be able to pay tribute to the victims. and, whit, we are learning that next week, some of the family members of those victims are set to testify before congress. whit? >> elwyn lopez, our thanks to you tonight. also tonight, one day after the indictment of trump white house adviser peter navarro, abc news learned the justice department will not be prosecuting two other high-ranking former officials. chief of staff mark meadows and social media director dan scovino. meadows did turn over documents to the house committee investigating the january 6th capitol riot, but later stopped cooperating. the first public hearings start next week. next here tonight, fierce fighting in eastern ukraine, where russian forces are stepping up their attacks. these recent images here circulating on social media show an apartment building on fire in
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a key city with a pre-war population of 100,000. and tonight, children in the capital going back to school underground. abc's britt clennet reporting from kyiv. >> reporter: ukrainian forces tonight in the eastern city of sievierodonetsk repelling fierce russian attacks. this one on an apartment complex. ukraine claiming they've retaken part of the city. their last remaining holdout in the lhansk region. but russia countering that ukraine is retreating from the area. for these children in kyiv finally returning to school, a grim new reality as they now practice taking shelter, teachers guiding them down a dark staircase. a makeshift kindergarten underground. this is what going back to school looks like when your country is at war. in illustrations from her new book, author kateryna yehorushkina helps children deal with the trauma of war. her imagination isn't required
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when she has real places to draw on, like this theater in irpin hollowed out by russian shelling. >> not a very easy job. >> reporter: no, it's not an easy job, but it's an important job. >> they killed my readers. >> reporter: because they killed kids. >> yeah. >> reporter: u.s. ambassador bridget brink today mourning the deaths of 262 kids killed as a result of this war. that death toll a grim reminder of the human cost of this conflict. whit. >> just a staggering toll. britt clennett, thank you. we turn now to the uk and the queen's platinum jubilee. prince charles tonight paying tribute tonight to his mother. abc's eva pilgrim with a front-row seat. >> reporter: tonight, a heartfelt tribute from prince charles to his mother, the mother of a nation. >> your majesty. mummy. [ cheers ] you have been there for us for these 70 years. you pledged to serve your whole
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life. you continue to deliver. that is why we are here. that is what we celebrate tonight. >> reporter: the emotional speech, a highlight of the star-studded platinum party at the palace. ♪ ♪ god save you are our gracious queen ♪ >> tea? >> reporter: the queen appearing in a surprise film, having tea with paddington bear. >> happy jubilee, ma'am. and thank you for everything. >> that's very kind. >> reporter: the palace saying the queen was keen that people understood how much it meant to her and that all those watching had a great time. ♪ we will, we will rock you ♪ >> it's wonderful. it's a one-off completely. unique in history, and i think it will always be remembered.
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>> reporter: the hours' long concert featuring queen, rod stewart, and alicia keys. the royal family waving union jacks to an ensemble performing "andrew lloyd weber's" joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat." capping off day three of the platinum jubilee celebrations with members of the royal family spread out across the united kingdom. prince william, duchess kate, along with prince george and princess charlotte, charming the crowds in wales. the young princess even conducting an orchestra. and princess anne stepping in for her mother the queen t lead the famed epsom derby. the queen surely sad to miss it. >> extraordinary gal, aren't you? >> her lifelong love of horses on full display in a newly released video filmed earlier this year. >> her lucky day. >> reporter: queen elizabeth experiencing discomfort after thursday's appearance on the buckingham palace balcony, watching today's events on television at home at windsor castle, where she had the opportunity to meet prince harry and meghan's daughter,
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great granddaughter and namesake, lilibet diana. the sussex family celebrating lili's 1st birthday privately as a family as the queen celebrates 70 incredible years on the throne. so cool to see the queen opening up the concert having tea with paddington bear. the festivities will wrap up tomorrow with the jubilee pageant, a parade that will go right here by buckingham palace. whit? >> quite a party and it's not over yet. eva, thank you. there's much more ahead here on "world news tonight" this saturday. a terrifying hospital attack in california leaves three hospital workers seriously injured. and the navy's search for answers after two separate deadly crashes. the burning, itching. the pain. emerge tremfyant®. with tremfya®, most people saw 90% clearer skin at 16 weeks. the majority of people saw 90% clearer skin even at 5 years. serious allergic reactions may occur. tremfya® may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms
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the teen making her college dreams come true. >> ashley adirika. >> reporter: that's 17-year-old ashley adirika accepting her diploma from miami beach senior high school. >> one of my biggest dreams was to get accepted into an ivy league. >> reporter: a vision ashley would soon make a reality. an exceptional student and standout on the speech and debate team. >> the teacher just believed in my potential. >> reporter: but ashley also faced challenges, commuting to high school two hours each way. a first generation nigerian american, ashley says she grew up in a house full of strong women, inspiring her to start the nonprofit, our story, our worth. >> had this idea to empower young women of marginalized groups. >> reporter: setting the stage for ashley's next chapter, college. >> hey, you guys. welcome to ivy date. >> reporter: here she is on acceptance day. acceptance letters. >> yay!
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i got in. >> reporter: and scholarship offers, coming one after another. >> i got into princeton! i just got accepted into all eight ivys. and the tears just started to come out. it was crazy. >> reporter: that's right, all eight ivy league schools, including princeton, yale, columbia. >> what! i got into harvard! >> reporter: but it was harvard that won her heart with a full ride in the fall. her life journey just getting started. >> i didn't expect it, but i was so happy and so grateful. >> way to go, ashley. i love that reaction to those acceptance letters. thanks so much for watching. i'm whit johnson in new york. see you on "gma" in the morning. linsey davis back here tomorrow night. have a great night. next on abcg
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and old in the bay area gathercg with one voice one purpose to stop gun violence. we're checking to make sure there's no ammunition in the chamber or in the magazine. officers in two bay area counties got their hands on guns today lots of guns during two buyback events. and coming together in a spirit of openness and belonging check out one of the first fried parades in the bay area this pride. abc 7 news at 6 starts right now building a better bay area moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. cries of enough a march today in the bay area honor the lives of those affected by gun violence
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and elevated efforts to stop it. good evening, and thank you for joining us. i'm dionne lim we begin now with the latest effort to try and curb gun violence in our nation a group held this march across the golden gate bridge demanding tougher federal gun legislation. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard spoke with them and has a look at the uphill political battle over gun control. hundreds of people dressed in orange marched across the golden gate bridge honoring victims of gun violence and calling for increased gun. safety dominic reeves brought her kids. oh, i'm just here in solidarity with everyone here. that's trying to you know get the guns off the streets and out of the hands of children and make our schools safe. again dante ivory lost two relatives to gun violence. i know what it's like family martin killed consistent waters what's going on the