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40-mile-an-hour wind pounding florida the storm already turning deadly the new track moments away. also tonight, stunni new details in the uvalde school shooting a lawmaker saying the school's police chief who oversaw the response did not have a police radio as the rampage unfolded it comes as more victims, including two 10-year-old cousins are laid to rest. former trump white house trade adviser pete navarro indicted for contempt of congress after he refused to cooperate with the january 6th committee. navarro saying the fbi arrested him as he was about to board a plane putting him in handcuffs and leg shackles the escaped inmate suspected of killing four children and their grandfather while on the run how police took him down. the queen now set to miss a second platinum jubilee event after skipping a church service today all eyes on harry and meghan, their first public appearance at the festivities. how some greeted them in the crowd. and our annual tradition is back
saluting the class of 2022 from the president to the fonz. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt >> good evening. i'm tom llamas in for lester tonight, a dangerous tropical threat taking aim at florida, parts of the southern coast getting pounded by heavy rains. the tropical cyclone with warnings issued for a large part of the state, including south florida and the keys also on alert, parts of the bahamas and cuba where at leas one person already died dangerous rains expected to continue overnight, causing torrential downpours and possible tornadoes. just this week the national weather service predicting an above average hurricane season we start tonight with meteorologist bill karins tracking this dangerous storm. bill, what are you seeing >> reporter: tom, i'm very concerned with heavy rainfall overwhelming flood control systems in south florida. they're thinking the possibility for
water into homes, evacuations and rescues in the next 24 hours. let me give you the latest on the storm. it is coming off the yucatan and heading to florida. heavy rainfall is well ahead of the storm, already drenching, four inches reported near naples. it is going to pou tonight and most of the day tomorrow before it finally ends saturday night we have tropical storm warnings that go from cocoa beach area, space coast, down to miami and the keys, including sarasota, ft. myers, towards the everglades the timing of it, heavy rains now through saturday morning. by the time you get to saturday afternoon, the storm moves over the state and exits to the right. may become tropical storm alex, may not. doesn't matter rainfall is going to happen no matter what. that's the biggest concern with the storm. could see some areas locally getting a foot of rain and even the sandy soil of florida can't take that much rain this fast one of the other big issues tonight and tomorrow, we could see tornadoes in south florida and that's
always a concern. we turn to new controversy in uvalde over the police response we're learning more about the school's chief of police and what may have contributed to the slow response. the new development may further infuriate those grieving parents. here's morgan chesky with late details. >> reporter: tonight, new information about the devastating communication breakdown at robb elementary. >> we still don't have the answers. >> reporter: state senator gutierre telling nbc news according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation, the police chief did not have his radio with him during the shooting, though not publicly confirmed do people not know who to believe any more? >> they're very angry here in uvalde they're angry at the police, troopers, everybody. >> reporter: in the last ten days, there have been mixed messages and shifting stories. dps initially said the gunman was engaged by a school resource officer who was later
found to have not even been on campus investigators first said the gunman got in through a door propped open by a teacher. we have now learned she did in fact close that door. >> they're supposed to be locked. she expected it was locked she thought it was locked that's why she slammed the door. >> reporter: as congress negotiates gun legislation, the survivors from buffalo and uvalde including 11-year-old who covered herself in blood and played dead will testify before the house oversight committee. >> no 86-year-old should fear for her safety to go to the grocery store. no 9-year-old should be afraid to go to school and no 18-year-old should be able to buy a weapon of war. >> reporter: new york is already taking action the state legislature passed a bill raising the age to buy a semi automatic rifle from 18 to 21 back in uvalde, 9-year-old jackie cazares was laid to rest and there was a joint service for 10-year-old cousins
jayce luevanos and jalia silguero their uncle saying fly high, my beautiful angels morgan chesky, nbc news, uvalde we head to washington now a former top adviser in the trump white house indicted for contempt of congress for refusing to cooperate with the january 6th committee. ali vitale has late details. >> reporter: tonight, federal prosecutors charging peter navarro a former trade adviser in the trump administration, on two counts of contempt of congress for snubbing the january 6 house committee, denying them documents and a deposition the first indictment of someone who served in the trump white house during the january 6th attack navarro slamming the move, citing executive privilege. >> what that kangaroo committee is doing right now is investigating for punitive purposes. their clear mission is to prevent donald john trump from running for president in 2024. >> reporter: navarro did not self surrender before today's hearing. he says he was not given the chance,
was arrested while boarding a plane he faces up to a year in jail on each charge the move from doj comes after criticism from democrats that attorney general merrick garland should act more quickly on congressional contempt referrals. >> attorney general garland, do your job so we can do ours. >> reporter: former trump adviser stev bannon has also been charged with contempt of congress which he called politically motivated. today, democrat adam schiff praising doj's action, saying prosecution of those who refuse to comply with a lawful subpoena is vital to ensuring congressional oversight has teeth. this flurry of legal activity coming days before the committee kicks off high profile public hearings. the first one set for thursday tom? >> a big day on capitol hill thank you for that. now to the economy, even with efforts to tame inflation, employers still added almost 400,000 jobs last month. unemployment remains at a low 3.6%, and wages up, as well. tom costello on the
inflation challenge in this election year >> reporter: today's jobs report provides both good and bad news as the country tries to rein in 8% inflation. employers added 390,000 jobs in may, many more than expected most of the jobs in leisure and hospitality as americans keep spending and traveling. the unemployment rate hovering near 50-year lows wages up 5.2% from a year ago, less than in recent months. americans aren't seeing that extra cash since it is costing so much more to buy food and gas. regular unleaded hit a new record high today, $4.76 a gallon >> i know that even today's good news, a lot of americans remain anxious. >> reporter: in eli, iowa, kurt tjelmeland owns a roofing and sheet metal company. business is strong, but raw material prices are skyrocketing, and he can't find enough young employees willing to work, even
with a 40% wage increase. >> given the choice to work outside in th heat and cold versus working inside, sometimes it's hard to get people to take on that challenge. >> rep meanwhile, young tech savvy workers remain in high demand madison doss earned a bachelor's degree at 18 at 21, she just changed project management jobs, her salary jumping from 40 to $65,000 a year. >> i feel highly in demand because of my inherent skill set that i have from growing up in the technical generation >> reporter: the hot jobs market comes as company staffing levels still haven't returned to pre-pandemic numbers. >> how companies grow is by adding more workers and making those workers more productive so they're trying to do both. >> tom, yet despite strong job numbers, markets were down across the board. >> reporter: the dow lost 348 points. wall street is worried that as companies continue hiring and raising wages, that bleeds into inflation and the fed will have to continue
aggressively raising rates to tame inflation. oil prices keep going up by the way, today tesla ceo elon musk said he has a super bad feeling about the economy. earlier this week jpmorgan chase ceo jamie dimon issued a similar warning, tom. >> tom costello for us thank you for that. in texas, the end of an intense manhunt. a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison transport bus was shot and killed in a shootout with police, but not before he allegedly broke into a home and killed four children and their grandfather in a town east of waco. police say the suspect, gonzalo lopez, was armed with an ar-15 rifle and pistol believed to be stolen from the home of the family. and a new uproar in florida where the special olympics dropped a covid vaccine requirement for this weekend's games after the
governor of florida threatened a huge fine here's sam brock >> reporter: tonight, controversy in florida with governor ron desantis threatening the special olympics with a $27 million fine over their vaccine mandate. >> to go after special olympians who all they wanted to do is compete was not consistent with florida law, and it's not the right thing to do let them compete >> reporter: the backlash swift one tweet noting what type of person do you have to be to bully the special olympics others voicing support. one calling the governor an american hero yesterday the special olympics giving in, lifting the requirement saying athletes who were unable to participate due to the prior vaccine requirement now have the option to attend desantis also continuing to take aim at the transgender community. his surgeon general sending a letter to the medical board asking for a "new standard of care for transgender youth," specifically saying "i recommended against certain pharmaceutical, nonpharmaceutical and surgical treatments
for gender dysphoria," calling the research "extraordinarily weak." those treatments endorsed by the american medical association and american academy of pediatrics >> children aren't having surgery we are talking about things like puberty blockers so to suggest transgender kids are having irreversible medical care is simply false. >> reporter: the state's surgeon general didn't respond to nbc news' request for comment. desantis' health department is also trying to block medicaid coverage to transgender floridians of all ages who want puberty blockers, hormone therapies, or gender affirming surgery. with backlash over the parental rights in education bill also known as don't say gay by critics and corporate showdown with disney fresh, culture wars in florida received more fuel sam brock, nbc news, miami. all right. in 60 seconds, queen elizabeth bows out of yet another event marking her 70 years on the throne. so what's going on
we're back now with an update on the royal family queen elizabeth now set to miss a second event celebrating her platinum jubilee, and it's one of her favorites. plus prince harry and meghan markle making their first public appearance at royal event in more than two years what some in the crowd did. kelly cobiella in london covering it all. >> reporter: tonight, another cancellation queen elizabeth ii will miss one of her favorite events, horse racing at the epsom derby. watching instead from windsor castle it comes after the 96-year-old monarc bowed out of today's church service in her honor at the st. paul's cathedral the palace said due to journey and activity required like the walk up the imposing steps and down the long cathedral aisle. the palace says the queen experienced discomfort yesterday after her appearances on the famous balcony. the queen is the head
of the church of england. her faith is very important to her missing this service would not have been an easy decision. the royal family carried on without their monarch. cheers for prince william and kate but a mixed reception from the crowd for prince harry and meghan who are not included in some of the biggest moments with the queen yesterday. today, the couple seated across the aisle from harry's brother and father every detail closely choreographed. late today, buckingham palace said not to expect the queen at tomorrow's jubilee concert either all indications are she will spend the day out of the public eye. tom? >> hope she's resting up. coming up, life-saving lessons inside a program that teaches kids what to do if there's a threat inside the school. stay with us
and failed to do his job. the office is absolutely in disarray right now. chesa dissolved my unit prosecuting car break-ins. now criminals flock to san francisco because there are no consequences. we can't wait. recall chesa boudin now. with the country reeling from the mass shootings like the one at uvalde elementary, there's an effort under way to stop school violence before it starts. shaq brewster takes us inside a texas school for a lesson that could save kids' lives. >> what's the second step >> reporter: inside this dallas middle school, today's lesson is about preventing school tragedies >> we will be discussing topics and images around bullying, violence, suicide, and self harm >> reporter: the program is called say something. it's run by sandy hook promise, a group formed after the 2012 shooting in connecticut at sandy hook elementary school that took 26 lives.
the free class teaches students how to recognize warning signs like peers posting threatening messages online, bragging about guns, or expressing suicidal thoughts schools and the threats they face have changed dramatically the goal here is to empower students to quickly flag them. >> students are on the front lines. they see things through social media, through conversations with peers >> reporter: using real life examples - >> posted this, don't come to school tomorrow if you want to live. >> reporter: more than 3 million students nationwide have been trained to alert a trusted person or to submit an anonymous tip using the secure app. >> they might not act immediately it's because they don't want to be called a snitch >> you beat me to the punch. >> reporter: the program emphasizing it is not about snitching but getting help to those that need it >> you didn't feel safe after uvalde. after going through this class, what are you thinking >> after going through this class, i feel super safe.
>> anything can happen anything you should just always keep an open eye out for things. >> reporter: kids feeling responsible for their own protection shaquille brewster, nbc news, dallas >> we thank shaq for that next, what do taylor swift, president biden, and tom costello all have in common? you'll find out after this break trust me you won't want to miss this one
and finally tonight, a joyful break from all that's happening in the world as we celebrate the class of 2022 with some of those who helped send them on their way. ♪ ♪ the show goes on ♪ >> this moment is only the beginning. it is the end of one part of your life but it is the beginning of the rest of your life. and oh my goodness, what is waiting for you. ♪ >> class of 2022 ♪ ♪ one foot in front o the other ♪ ♪ one foot in front o the other ♪ >> don't let others define you because, believe me, they will try. but don't you dare let them define you. you define yourself. ♪ ♪ one foot in front o the other ♪
♪ >> you're not too young or too inexperienced. you're not too old or too tired. you're not too broke or resource poor say to yourself i am enough i am just right. ♪ ♪ i'm unstoppable today ♪ ♪ unstoppable today ♪ ♪ unstoppable today ♪ >> people get in their own way of their own success all the time i see it so many times. i am telling you. don't get in your own way. how? persist. ♪ unstoppable today ♪ ♪ unstoppable today ♪ ♪ ♪ >> you'll rack up some scars, some wrinkles, some gray hairs, an occasional bruised ego, but life is about the journey more than
the destination. ♪ >> put your shoulders back, hold your heads up high, and walk through hell like you own the place. go forth and believe in yourself. >> your generation is the most generous, the best educated generation this nation has ever known it's your generation more than anyone else who will have to answer the question, who are we what do we stand for? what do we believe? who will we be ♪ >> anyone who comes into your life to teach you something, to bring value, sometimes these lessons are hard and painful, but yet, they're there to make you stronger ♪ ♪ you've got to love ♪ you've got to love ♪ >> let the loved ones celebrating you today help remind you always of where you came from
♪ you got the love ♪ ♪ >> what you earned here is more than a diploma. it is more than a formal education it is experience and insight and wisdom ♪ >> as you leave here today, know that there will be places that you are not wanted there will be people who don't welcome you. haters gonna hate. when that happens to you, listen to taylor. shake it off ♪ shake it of shake it off >> part of growing up and moving into new chapters of your life is about catch and release. you can't carry all things, all grudges, all updates on your ex
decide what is yours to hold and let the rest go. ♪ it's time ♪ >> from the right to the left ♪ i don't know about you but i'm feeling 22 ♪ ♪ everything will be all right ♪ ♪ we just keep dancin like we're 22 ♪ ♪ 22 ♪ >> makes you want to go back to school. congratulations to the class of 2022. and thanks to our calabretta and katie along with the editor, barry silverman. that was an incredible spot that's "nightly news." i am tom llamas. thank you for watching for lester and all of us at nbc news, good night.
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tonight, nbc bay area news tonight, humility and grace guys in the bay area. what about rain? breaking down chances for a rare june storm heard masks once again required in alameda county. is anyone actually following the rules? >> there were fewer masks than i had anticipated. >> i don't know if it's going to make much of a difference. >> a lot of confusion and frustration. what are businesses doing about it? it goes over the handle and into the doorway. >> is a sobering sign of the time
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