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2015. this is the morning news, a massive snowstorm with snow and ice. more for the forecast and the severe weather is causing major travel delays. cleveland officials are calling for calm after a grand jury voted not to indict the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old tamir rice. and the affluenza defense.
out while serving probation for killing four people in a drunk and driving wreck is nabbed in mexico. mexico. >> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie 14 t. northeast is experiencing a winter blast this morning from the same storm that brought devastation to the south and the mid-west. a dangerous combination of snow and ice is coating areas from pennsylvania to maine. areas farther south are experiencing heavy rain. the massive storm system has forced many rivers and plains to swell. flash flooding remains a concern. at least 47 people have died over the past few days in events ranging from blizzards to tornadoes. don champion is here in new york. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. here in new york city the overnight hours have been mostly dominated by rain and a little
as you mentioned elsewhere in the northeast, people dealing with unseasonably warm temperatures are now bundleing up and pulling out their shovels. snow and freezing rain swept through parts of the feast overnight as a major winter storm system marches across the country ahead of the storm, crews in pennsylvania rushed to treat roadways with salt. while people in parts of massachusetts flocked to hardware stores for shovels and supplies, last winter, parts of the state saw more than 10 feet of snow. >> i have people here at 8:00 in the morning the doors were opened. it was like the black friday edge. >> reporter: the nasty storm system took aim at the mid-section monday covering several places with snow, rain and slush. >> it's been a long time since we had the snow. >> reporter: nearly an inch of ice was left on roadways in oklahoma, powering heat left 2 no. >> my grandmother is els
best we can. >> reporter: in some places like missouri, they are monitoring river levels. >> if we reach the values we're looking at for this event, they will be record levels for this time of year. >> reporter: in north carolina, crews are investigateing damage from a possible tornado. at least 43 people have been killed in the string of wild weather over the past few days. >> don, thank you. residents of the southern plains ravaged by tornadoes are returning to pick up what's left. several twisters last weekend overturned cars and transformed homes into twisted wood. the most severe and deadly ones were in texas. volunteers there delivered supplies to those 52 piles of rubble. victims are sharing their accounts of how they survived. go. we went in there, probably ten sec later it sound like a train wreck was going. we just prayed.
we grabbed on to each other and we prayed. >> in all, nearly 1,500 homes were either damaged or destroyed. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station shows us where the storms are headed income and what to expect in the after math. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. a wintry mess, the same areas in the 70s now getting the first winter storm of the season. a lot is freezing rain and sleet causing issues this morning. heaviest snowfall across northern new england as it wraps up in the overnight. may has the highest snow totals. low snow totals in southern new england. heavier snow in northern new york, vermont and new hampshire and maine could see a couple areas. also watching that ice, causing issues, power outages out there, upstate new york, western massachusetts, perhaps into central new england. all things to consider, a multi-hazard type of storm system.
water rising. it leaves numerous flood warnings on rivers, especially in the mississippi valley. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for "cbs news". well, the severe weather has crippled travel plans for thousands of people. more than 500 flights today are already cancelled so far. yesterday, nearly 2900 flights were grounded him almost 4900 were delayed. 1,400 of those delays were out of chicago o'hare airport. frustrated travelers look for alternate plans. protesters are looking to not charge a cleveland police officer in the death of a 11-year-old boy. demonstrators marched down the streets. 100 more gathered in new york city. >> reporter: an ohio grand jury
in the police shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice. >> the death of tamir rice was unfortunate and regrettable. it was not by the law that binds it a crime. >> reporter: officer timothy loehman and greg garback will remain on relieved duty. >> if there is a violation of the policies and procedures. >> reporter: the officers say they were fearful when they arrived at a recreation center outside cleveland in 2014, a witness called 911 reporting a guy with a pistol and adding the weapon was probably fake. >> that point was never passed along to the officer. they showed the toy gun next to a real colt model to see how similar they appear. >> reporter: we informed tamir's mother. >> reporter: the family is saddened and disappointed by this outcome but not surprised.
still pushing for justice for tamir. >> he will rest in peace forever not knowing what he did wrong on that playgrounds. >> the mayor promises to conduct an honest city probe. >> the texas teenage ever who made headlines for having so-called affluenza has been detained in mexico. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother, police believe he fled after showing an alleged probation violation. two years ago, he killed four people driving drunk. he received ten years probation when lawyers used the affluenza defense, saying a privileged decision. rahm emanuel in cuba crisis. over the weekend, they killed a 19-year-old man with emotional issues as they respond to a domestic disturbance. they shot a 55-year-old woman
emanuel is calling for an immediate review of police training when it comes to approaching people in crisis. oversea, two people were arrested in belgium for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in brussels on new year's eve. police arrested the two on sunday and monday. officers searched several homes, finding military clothing and isis propaganda, no weapons or explosives. it was a major step in liberating isis militants out of the main government complex yesterday. the victory is part of an offensive that began earlier this month. troops are still battling pockets of insurgents sprawled throughout the city. coming up on the morning news now, paying tribute to a heavy metal icon. lead singer lenny, famous for
>> motorhead legendary singer lenny loses the battle with cancer. iran takes a nuclear step with the agreement. the "new york times" reports iran surrenders nearly all of this enriched uranium a. russian ship left yesterday with the fuel, leaving tehran without enough to build a nuclear weapon ilt a part of a deal with the west in exchange for lifting sanctions. and rolling stone reports heavy metal legend ian lenny kilmister has died. he was with motorhead for 40 years. he died yesterday in los angeles following a brief battle with cancer. he was 70-years-old. and usa today reports, president obama is once again america's most admired man t. commander-in-chief claims the top spot in the latest gallup
surprising pair tied for second trump. hillary clinton is the most admired woman now for the 14th year in a row. on the cbs "moneywatch" fitbit appears to be a hot seller for christmas. jill wagner is here with that and more. >> reporter: yes, crude soil down 3% as iran prepares to export a million barrels day. benchmark crude closed at $38, almost an 11 year low. crude futures have fallen nearly prices. the first day of trading following the christmas break left them in the red as singing i'll companies brought down yernlg companies. the s&p fell by 4. the nasdaq says 7. we'll foods agreed to pay new york city a half million dollars to settle to overcharged customers.
audits to make sure products are weighed properly him earlier this year, a city investigation found labels on 80 different treat packaged foods, samsung plans to span its new mobile payment service in the u.s. in the next year. cheap were phones will begin offering the mobile wallet in 2016. it will start to be accepted by online retailers. samsung pay is popular in retail stores as it doesn't require fit inside. and fitbit fitness traerks was the most downloaded on apple's store on christmas day and the day after. it ranked 15. it measures calories and sleep patterns. >> it's a great gift if it's what you asked for. if you never asked for it, it could be the beginning of awkward conversations. >> what message are tray trying to send you, right? >> do you mean i need one of these.
denver broncos clinched a playoff birth with an overtime win against cincinnati. randy mcmanus hit a field goal to give the broncos the lead. cincinnati got the ball back, but denver recovered and a.j. mccarron fumbled to secure the win. denver beat the bengals 20-17. in baseball, the new york yankees traded for one of the dominant relievers in the game. new york got capman from the cincinnati red. police are investigating allegations of domestic violence against chapman. he allegedly choked his girlfriend and fired a gun into a garage. he was not charged. meadow lark lemon is being remembered for his skill on the basketball court and his ability to make people smile. lemon, who led the barn storming harlem globe trotters died at the age of 83.
this basketball hall of famer. [ music playing ] >> reporter: during his heyday in the '70s, there was arguably no more well known and beloved athlete in the world. [ music playing ] he starred in commercials and on saturday morning tv. >> that's why i am your leader. i think of those things. >> reporter: but it was on the court that the man referred to by some as the clown prince of basketball reigned supreme. meadow lark lemon made it look so easy the hook shot. the pass the comic routine. the great wilt chamberlain calls meadowlark the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player he'd ever seen. after watching a news reel when he was 11, lemon decided that, not the nba, would be his future. during his 2003 induction into the basketball hall of fame the wilmington, north carolina
>> i made my own hoop out of a coat hang ar. nor my basketball, i had a carnation milk can. i'd grab that hole and learn to shoot that hoop shot. >> reporter: the globe trotters played to most larger crowd than most nba teams. they're credited with helping segregate the sport. he was a minister and every day he would head to the gym to play the game he loved t. game that loved him back. >> i had a wonderful time and the best is yet to come. [ applause ] >> meadowlark lemon was 83. don laul dahler, "cbs news," new york. >> what a talent. still to come, presidential drone drama. a man flying his drone too close to the motorcade is grounded by
. >> here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. country. >> here's another look at this morning's top stories, a massive storm coating the north and east in snow and ice. it is the same system that delivered heavy rain, blizzards around tornadoes to the south. overall, it is blamed for at least 47 deaths. and a grand jury chose not to indict the cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old tamir rice. protesters in cleveland voiced outage. the officer and his partner are on restrinlted duty. a recreational drone flew
in hawaii before secret service agents found the pilot. the video shows a plain clothes officer speaking to the pile, who was unaware the president's motorcade would be passing through. the pilot brought down the drone and the motorcade continued on. no charges were filed. a british couple hired a south korean lab to clone their dog after it passed away. from the couple's boxer dylan, the lab created two identical puppies. one was born the day after christmas. the other is due today. a giant squid made a rare appearance in a japanese bay on christmas eve t-12-foot juvenile squid swam in the bay a few hours before heading out to sea. adult jiend squids can grow to more than 40 tahiti. and a wayward seal brought traffic to a standstill in northern. ka. an elephant seal repeatedly tried to cross the highway in
headlines this year as they launched attacks in europe and beyond. we have that and more as we look back at the year in international news. >> reporter: terrorists targeted paris twice. gunmen linked to al qaeda stormed the newsroom of the provocative newsroom of "charlie hebdo" killing 12 people. another attacker killed four hostages at a jewish mark before police killed him. ten months later, isis terrorists massacred people inside a concert hall. others set off bombs outside a
people sitting at cafes. 130 were killed. isis claimed another 224 lives when a bomb exploded on a russian jetliner as it flew over egypt. the latest round of terror comes as isis seizes more territory in syria and iraq. the u.s. and it's allies must launch airstrikes against the terror group and america attempted 200 special forces. refugees rushed to get out of the war torn region. nearly 1 million migrants escaped to hungary and germany. dozens died trying, including this syrian toddler who drowned. they struck twice in tunisia, killing 22 people in a national museum and gunning down dozens of tourists sun bathing in a resort town. >> this was a tragic but avoidable accident. >> reporter: there was international outrage after they carried out an airstrike in
doctors without borders hospital killing 30 people. more than 2,000 people died in the annual hajj pilgrimage, the deadliest stampede ever. tensions remained high if israel as palestinians carried out a wave of stabbing attacks on jews. a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck nepal killing 9,000 and injuring 23,000. a suicidal pilot slammed a german wings plane into the french alps, killing all 150 people on board. the mystery of the missing malaysia flight 370 was solved when a wind washed up off the coast of africa. world lead recalls agreed on a climate change deal to get to all countries to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions scientists say are warming the planet and britain welcomes prince william and kate's second child, princess charlotte.
london. a busy year, coming up, a california gas company has pinpointed a leaking well that forced thousands of from hoechlts we'll get the details. plus new services to help you avoid expensive fees when rebooking the flight. and the growing problem of distracted walking as people are injured while on their smartphones. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.