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my husband is saying, "there's a tornado coming, there's a tornado coming! get the kid, get the kid! i thought we were going to die. >> tornado hit damage is just being realized >> the southern wildfires have also caused deadly devastation, seven lives lost, it's cleanup and recovery efforts are getting under way. overnight, a protester erupt by charlotte official, not to charge the police officer for the killing of keith scott. later today, president-elect donald trump head to indiana with details on the job-saving carrier deal and word that former alaska governor sarah palin may join his administration.
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christmas will cost a little more this year. "early today" starts right now. it's great being with you this morning. i'm frances rivera. parts of the country are waking this up morning with all hell having broken loose as some put it. this as severe wild fires char florida, north carolina, georgia and tennessee and tornadoes ripped through alabama and mississippi, absolutely raf annualing towns there. we begin with tennessee wildfires, where the death toll has risen to more bodies were recovered. >> all of us are praying for those families and are very distressed at the loss of life in this situation and we continue our efforts to move into these areas and recover. >> search and rescue efforts continued this morning after the state's governor held a call with president obama, where he
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the fires are likely to have been human caused. over 17,000 acres very chard, i should say, making it the state's largest wildfire in over 100 years. as of this morning, just one active fire remains with some 400 buildings now damaged, families are in desperate need of support. dolly parten is stepping forward offering a helping hand through her foundation. >> we want to provide a handup to all those families that have love and to recover, we want to make sure the dollywood foundation provides $1,000 a month to all those families that lost their homes in the fire, until they get back up on their feet. >> good to see her helping there. and now i want to bring you to a series of tornadoes that barrelled through the southeast. the death toll now stands at five after bodies were recovered in alabama and also tennessee. look at this video, watch as rowan forms in leesburg,
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becoming a full-flejd fledged tornado. where are recovering, they are grateful to have made it out alive. it was like we were on a rollercoaster going side-to-side on this sand right here. it was horrible. >> i feel really lucky. i feel so sorry for the people. some houses are destroyed. i still have, you know, a roof, but it's leaking, but, you know i'm lucky, i really am. >> and initial reports from the weather channel 'under the circumstances the total number ofna days to 31. i want to bring you some breaking news overnight, a tacoma washington police officer has died in the line of duty t. officer responding to a domestic violence calm was shot multiple times and later died at the hospital. police say the scene is still active. the neighborhood is on lockdown. police and community members gathered to pay their respects as a procession to the medical examiner's office took place.
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department knows everyone and, y yes, everybody will feel it. >> officials have not identified the officer. he is the fourth tacoma officer in three decades to have been killed while responding to a domestic violence call. uproar on the streets of charlotte last night, dozens of angry protesters charged not to charge a police officer for the fatal shooting of despite four protesters being arrested, police called the event mostly peaceful and tweeted photos of their construction conversation teams listening to protesters' concerns and also answering questions. earlier the district attorney said that officer brentley vincent who shot and killed keith scott in september had acted lawfully, despite scott's
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holding a gun when he was shot. this morning, a jury is continuing deliberations in the case of makal sl-- michael slag. the shooting seen here was captured on cell phone video garnering national attention t. jury includes one black man and 11 white people in this state trial. they have been given the option to convict slager of murder, voluntary man slaughter or acquittal t. prosecution described murder as killing with manslaughter as unlawful killing in the heat of passion. slager has pleaded not guilty to a trial scheduled for next year. we are now 50 days away from donald trump being sworn in as the nation's 45th president. while preparations are under way. we are getting new reports of another high profile name floated for trump's candidate. sarah pal isn't being considered
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veterans affairs. while palin is not a veteran. she is the mother of one. perhaps more significantly, she is a trump loyalist with close ties to incoming strategist steve ban none. later today, plump and mike pence will head to pence's home state of indiana. they will celebrate the recent into u.s. that carrier air-conditioning reached a deal from keeping 1,000 jobs relocated to remain skeptical. kevin tibbles has more from indiana. >> reporter: shift change in the indy. carrier workers leave with a reprieve. >> our jobs are being saved. >> reporter: a different move from last february's announcement that 1,400 jobs were being moved to mexico. >> production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> reporter: back then,
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now, carrier would not be leaving indiana. >> that i can tell you. >> that i can tell you. >> reporter: following negotiation over thanksgiving, a tweet from the president-elect. we will keep our companies and jobs in the u.s. why did carrier reverse course? well, details have not been released. sources familiar with the negotiation say carrier will receive tax incentives from the state, where vice president elect mike pence source add carrier, you nitded technologies, a major defense contractor now avoids angering the new administration. >> 10%, more than 5 billion comes from the u.s., and the pentagon is united technologies' single biggest customer. >> reporter: he made furnaces for 18 years has questions, too. >> we need to know if there is anything behind. we need to know if there is
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>> reporter: for some people, relief. >> some say it's a christmas miracle here. we are getting ready to keep our jobs. i'm be happy t. kids will continue christmas and we won't have that worry of daddy won't have his job. it is an iconic tribute in the big apple and in the nation, for that matter. ? joy to the world ? ? the lord is come ? >> oh, that was the scene right steps away, you had alec baldwin and kate mackinnon who he wanted to flip the switch on this year's christmas tree. soggy revelers didn't let rain get in the way t. 94-foot norway spruce will be mild in lumber for habitat for humanity. in 1921, workers decorated a tree on the rockefeller construction site.
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look forward to here and fighting the crowds, happily. just ahead, investigators think they know what brought down that brazilian aircraft taking over 70 lives. first i want to check in with bill karins on a powerful storm that's now leaving the feast. bill. >> reporter: these are the same storms that produced the gusty weather, that fanned the fire. now we got heavy rain through northern new england and snow in northern portions of maine. this is where it will be a winter wonderland, this is nine, this is snowmobile country and the ski country, too. so they'll be happy to get that snow t. rest of the country looks qui e. 60s is enjoyable throughout much of the south. that's a look at the big weather story ahead, now, here's a closer lock at your day ahead. >> temperatures are cool. we shouldn't see too much snow-of-out of it t. highs in the 40, cooler than days passed, enjoyable weather, south florida
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and frances this being the first day of december, i'm have the december outlook coming up. >> nice. and nice to have a calm after a bumpy past couple weather days. bill, thank you. just ahead, new details of a man that walked away with a pot of gold. plus, she was kidnapped and branded by her captors. now, she is talking to police incredible and really disturbing details next.
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traffic team. audio reveals the pilot's frantic final words repeatedly saying he was running out of fuel. nbc's keir simmons has details. >> reporter: we're asking for priority in our approach. we have a fuel problem. the fueler tells the pilot. he can start in seven minutes two. minutes later the pilot again asked to happened is told there is an aircraft below. she asks, how much time d >> human emergency the pilot responds, i'm asking for immediate descent a. short time later the pilot says the plane is in total electrical failure. an ounce of fuel. the aircraft slams into a side of the hill short of the airport. >> just so chilling to hear. the recording supports what a surviving flight attendant told a rescueer, the plane ran out of fume and turned off a. total of
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experts to colombia to help with the investigation. new details in this bez ar abduction in california. authorities are hunting for two women that kidnapped sherry pap pan, a 34-year-old mother of two, she was held for three weeks. investigators say she showed signs of torture and starvation when she was found on the highway 150 miles from her home. >> reporter: six days after sherry pa finally have a more detailed description of the two hispanic women suspected of kidnapping her at gunpoint when she went for a jog near her home. >> both of the subjects spoke in spanish the majority of the time in her captivity t. suspects concealed their faces. >> reporter: papini spent hours giving interviews to the detectives. >> i will confirm the subjects
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>> maybe a method of torture or a way of exerting control over a person. >> reporter: her husband pete papini says his wife's nose was broken, her hair cropped off, her body covered if bruises from beatings. writing, she was thrown from a vehicle with a chain attached to her wrists and a bag over her head the same plague she used to flag someone down when she was able to free one of her hands. there are so many unanswered questions. on where she was held for three weeks and why her kidnappers released her on thanksgiving day. investigators working with a sketch artist as detectives prepare papini's kidnapping to others in several states. papini recovers with her family by her side, her husband crediting her survival with her will to stay alive. >> so many questions. some we may never get answers
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from today's quick hits, the estate of the late icon prince is estimated to be worth about
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that based on fees filed in court by the trust company overseeing the estate. police in new york can sure use a rainbow. they have launched a manhunt for a thief caught on camera stealing a bucket of gold from the back of an armored vehicle. we are talking about a real bucket of gold. it happened while the guard was distracted. it was gold flakes worth $6 million t. suspect is believed to be in florida. "newsweek" with this headline that may be salt to the wound for some of you. look what it reads, madam president. they are being sold online, such as much as $1,000 t. publisher says 17 copies were sold before they were recalled, meaning the rest out there are fake. well, the cost of those 12 days of christmas just got a little more expensive t. price for those two turtle doves shot
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year? $375. pnc's yearly tracking poll of inflation finds most things on the list cost the same as last year. 12 drummers drummers, those items that rose about $233 last year to a whopping $34,363. isn't that crazy? hey, 12 days of christmas will cost you. it may be the most f fast food sandwich in the world. this is what we're talking about. >> two all beef patties on a sesame name. >> the manned behind the mac, he died, michael james or jim delleigatti decided commerce wanted a bicker sandwich and went national in 1968 and his
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president elect donald trump fulfilling a campaign trail promise today-- bringing back jobs for blue collar workers. meanwhile-- potential cabinet picks continue to when we could learn more about who's on the team coming up. good morning everyone. happy thursday. corey, gary and marty with you this morning. marty- another


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