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good morning, america. happening right now, the holiday weekend washout. severe storms and flash flooding. cars swamped by record rain. pounding the plains. even blamed for this giant sinkhole. >> we have enough water to last us over ten years. >> more flooding in the forecast. our rob marciano tracking it all this morning. mansion murder mystery this morning. the urgent manhunt. police now saying the man charged with murdering four people inside this million-dollar home did not act alone. who else was inside and where are they this morning? hero mom. the eagle-eyed driver hot on the trial on a man wanted. >> i heard the amber alert on
the radio. >> what she did next to make sure he didn't get away. fast and furious. race cars at the indy 500 revving their engines. this morning, an exclusive behind the scenes look at the marathon competition where racers feel that need for speed. good morning. as we kick off this memorial day weekend, tens of americans hitting the road and the beach. rockaway beach in new york city but in the south central u.s. a very different look. you're looking at drone video of a lake overflowing its bank. >> we got a map this morning. we're looking at severe weather for the next few days promising
to bring flash flooding hail maybe even tornadoes in some spots. rob will have your forecast in just a minute. buts first, let's go to philip mena in wichita falls, texas. good morning. >> reporter: dan, good morning. just yesterday, this was thing access road to a highway and today it's part of the wichita river and with more rain expected this weekend, this could cause flooding like this all over the country. in missouri this massive sink hole opening up in the middle of a golf course after rounds of flooding rains, the hole a stunning 80 feet wide 35 feet deep. >> you can see some of the tension cracks out there, probably those walls will cave. >> reporter: the area in the bull's-eye again today. record rain throughout texas and oklahoma wreaking havoc this memorial day weekend. in rain-starved wichita falls,
residents now seeing more rain than they can handle. >> we have been praying for rain. >> reporter: nearly 14 inches have fallen there already this month, making it the wettest on record. drivers in corpus christi forging through flooded streets, this van didn't make it. >> i just assumed it wasn't that deep. >> reporter: in lake worth outside of dallas many holiday plans now canceled after this popular lake flooded. north of houston, buildings becoming islands. >> i don't know if it's going to tidal wave or kind of roam in i tonight know. i don't know. i guess we're going to buckle down together and play it by ear. >> reporter: with the expected rainfall in the region over the next few days it could crest up to 25 feet paula. >> they're bracing. er the worst philip thank you the threat is expected to last through the holiday weekend.
rob, quite a contrast to conditions a few weeks ago. >> they're in this flood emergency situation now. wichita river, already the month, the wettest month on record. another four five six inches more of rain. the flash flood watch for the nearly entire stretch of oklahoma. we could see from houston up to dallas, four-plus inches of rainfall on top of what they have already seen. we'll talk more about this throughout the hour. dan sf. >> another busy weather weekend for you, rob. we're going to move on now to the other big story of the morning, the new developments in the d.c. mansion murders with the prime suspect appearing in court, police are now saying he did not act alone, so where and who are those other suspects? also this morning, new information of what exactly
happened inside that luxury home where that wealth thy family and their house keeper were killed. ryan. >> reporter: the hunt is on for wint's act quinncomplices. we're learning more about the frightful hours when that family was under siege. this morning, darrion wint is behind bars. savvas savopoulos his wife amy, their son and their house keeper found inside. officials say, the investigation is far froer. >> our work is not done. we'll continue to investigate this case and bring all charges that are appropriate. >> reporter: in this criminal complaint filed on friday police say they believe the brutal killings required the presence a assistance of more than one person and allegedly
all four victims were held by wint and others. the document with southern affidavits from investigators shed new light. shortly after the ordeal begins at 6:00 p.m. a domino's pizza order believed from amy, was followed with instructions. leave the two pizzas on the porch, ring the doorbell and leave. next morning, a flurry of calls made by savvas savopoulos including one to his assistant, including $40,000 on a backseat of a car. after that money was delivered, the victims were killed. just hours later, the house goes up in flames. wint was identified by dna lifted from the crust of that pizza found in the savopoulos' bedroom.
authorities nabbing wint after a dramatic manhunt thursday night, just missing in new york city and then tracking him and five others to a hotel. >> we tailed the vehicle, we were able to get to location where we could safely take him down. >> while police believe others were in that house, no word yet on who those people could be. >> this is all a little bit confusing, would release the other people they picked up with wint if those people aren't suspects, who else do they think? >> they released without charging them with any crimes. so at this point, they don't know who those other accomplices may be. police say that one of those five people told him, $10,000 in money orders and u.s. marshals
they found billions. shock and anger about this police body-cam video a cop using a taser and pepper spray on a man who was having a medical emergency while driving his car. that officer already resigned. the outrage and the fallout. >> one officer has resigned. this morning, authorities are investigating whether two other officers acted inappropriately. this morning, tense moments caught on tape. police body-cam video shows officers in virginia drawing their guns. >> let me see your other hand right now. >> reporter: yelling at a man who's sitting in the driver's seat and appears unresponsive. police called to the scene after washington allegedly drove his
silver honda down the wrong way. he tasers washington. the taser failed. jergens then pepper sprays him. turns out the man, 34-year-old david washington was having some sort medical emergency. >> get out of the car right now. >> reporter: finally threatening washington and demanding that he get out of the car. >> that's the point, get out. >> reporter: the officers then drag him out of the car, washington can be heard moaning. and an ambulance eventually arrives and takes washington to the hospital. >> the officers on duty didn't assess the situation correctly. >> reporter: the officer has if now resigned. in a statement, fredriksburg police said -- now, we did reach
out to washington to see how he was doing, but our calls weren't returned. he could still face criminal charges, officers jurgens in a letter to local newspaper, he believes given the situation, he did what he had to do. >> tough to watch that footage. >> a few unanswered questions. tough to see that video and to see all of that happened. >> if they didn't have the body-cam video in that jurisdiction we wouldn't know that existed. alex great to have you in studio with us. now to the e-mail released hillary clinton that she's happy about. first batch of private e-mails as secretary of state. questions of that e-mail account has dogged her presidential campaign. abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: from bookstores to
a brewery. hillary clinton is back in new hampshire. and now this morning back on the hot seat. >> do you have a perception problem? many americans believe you didn't tell the truth on benghazi. on a friday before a holiday weekend the state department releasing the first batch of e-mails written on clinton's personal account, the 296 e-mails showing that while clinton never sent classified information, one e-mail was considered so sensitive, the fbi has now classified. redakting these 23 words. >> all of the information in the e-mails was handled appropriately. >> reporter: her aides hand-selecting the e-mails, many mundane. so far, republicans have yet to point to a smoking gun. with tens of thousands of pages still to be released this
controversy goes on as hillary clinton goes back on the trial. >> thank you all, i'll be back. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega abc news xet eshgs rshgser new hampshire. over to ron claiborne. good morning, everyone. we begin with the government's domestic telephone surveillance stalled in congress this morning. the republican-led senate failed to to pass pass a measure. the center's also rejected any short-term extension of the law. the senate will reconvene for another vote later this month new report out this morning saying that general motors could face criminal charges in connection with the 104 deaths. according to the "the new york times," they have identified
criminal wrongdoing in gm's failure to disclose faulty ignition issues. $1.2 billion fine that was paid by toyota for con sealing acceleration problem. gm recalled a record number of cars for faulty ignition. possible criminal violations in that huge oil spill off the coast of santa barbara, california they have ordered the owners to suspend operation of the pipeline. meanwhile, workers are trying to scrub some of the animals affected by the oil spill. if you're hitting the road on this unofficial kickoff to the summer season expect a lot of company aaa saying that more than 37 million americans driving this weekend, the highest number of travelers in
the decade.a dip in gas may be fueling the surge in road trips. the national average is 2.74 down 92 cents from a year ago. finally, ducks in london. no longer have to deal with crowds on their daily commute to the pond special duck lanes have been installed on the sidewalks near rivers and canals. it doesn't seem to be ruffling any too many feathers. londoners for the most part seem to be enjoying the quirky idea. i have a more charitable attitude towards rats today.
>> i can't train a chihuahua. >> sara the duck whisperer. we're going to move on now to a very different story. this is about an alert mom who leapt into action when she spotted a van she just heard described in an amber alert on the radio. >> she said that van pulled right in front of her, she followed it. abc's akitti roy has the details. >> 911. >> i heard the amber alert on my radio and i am behind the van right now. >> reporter: this just-released 911 call capturing a moment that a woman realizes she's right behind a man wanted for kidnapping. 31-year-old joshua reavus and his two kids. they believe he took his kids and fled from his idaho home.
after a dispute with his wife. >> yes, it was right next to me. >> reporter: authorities say the children were in immediate danger. she didn't want the van to get away. she tailed reavus. using exit numbers to guide officers. >> we're now passing exit 42. we're at the exit 46. i'm here i'm right behind him. until a sheriff takes over he's not going anywhere. >> reporter: police were closing in. kelci warning one point that the driver may be trying to elude the driver. >> reporter: but police did pull over the van. he faces possible charges of custodial interfrerns. >> i'm just happy i could help.
>> reporter: for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news san francisco. >> she's great. moving on now, the countdown is on to the indy 500. >> we have the exclusive behind the scenes look at the pit crew where women are helping to keep those cars on the world-famous track. about's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: this morning, they're flooding to the indianapolis motor speedway ahead of the biggest race in mow motorsports. indy 500. four cars crashed during practice including this fiery wreck injuring james hinchcliffe. overnight, posting from the hospital long recovery ahead, thanks for the support on the track at indy you get the sense of the speed. this is as fast as an airplane. suiting up last week i got a
feel for that speed. it was the most incredible experience. the track isn't just dangerous for the drivers, but also the pit crew. watch this mechanic sent flying earlier this year and it's not just the men keeping cars fast. anna chatten was the first woman ever over the wall. she knows the hazard and the pit wall is really high. i broke my foot. >> reporter: the new mother won't be on the track this year. but jessica manse will. >> they'll ask the guys to do it. i get left out. that's fine if you want to do that, that's fine with me it just makes me work harder. >> reporter: just watch her on sunday. for "good morning america," matt gutman abc news miami. >> truly can't appreciate an
indycar race until you're actually at the racetrack. what did you say about matt? >> he looks good in that track suit. you know who else would look good in a jump suit? >> rob marciano. >> you have been gone out covering the weather. >> i love being here. looking forward to that indy 500. the weather should be okay new york city a shot for you, temperatures they're chilly in the 40s, how does that sound? my goodness it feels like early spring or late winter. freeze warnings upstate. blue skies we'll see some strong sunshine. we're starting temperatures in
32 in buffalo. we'll see more generic -- general warmup going through monday and tuesday. unofficial start of summer would be memorial day. detroit, 85 degrees. 94 on tuesday. maybe cooling down late week. certainly feels like summer. unseasonably cool and wet. 64 degrees in san francisco. 68 degrees. it's been trying to shower across parts of socal. >> good d morning. looks like a memorable memorial day holiday. 54 in alexandria. 39 in n fredererick. the dew poinints are i the 30'0's. nono problemems today. high pressur overhead.
do at e beh, a c cool start and enending up in t the 70' >> in the next half-hour in honor of the indy 500, ron claiborne will be singing back home again. >> i didn't know that. coming up on "good morning america" -- off the air, the duggar's hit reality show yankd by tlc. the presidential hopeful who's now supporting the family. plus summer of sharks sightings higher than ever. how dangerous will it be to go in the water? how much you can -- how you can have yourself a very murray christmas. up ahead in "pop news."
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♪ ♪ sara is not going to let them hold her down and make her cry. wilson philips surprising a lucky couple to sing their song at are a wedding. >> don't make me sing. >> during the break the two of them were singing that song directly into my ear. >> that was your serenade. >> sorry. coming up this is equally dangerous, more than a dozen sharks circling off the beach in
san california. the summer of the shark coming up. but first here the fallout this morning after bombshell charges involving a member of the duggar family stars of the hit show "19 kids and counting." >> it has pulled all episodes of that popular show off the air following those explosive allegations about the oldest son's past. and abc's neal karlinsky joining us with the very latest. >> reporter: paula, dan, good morning. two difficult issues at play here. their lives are the subject of a popular tv show. this morning the show is off the air, but the questions remain. in their popular reality tv show the duggar family presents themselves as wholesome, prude and even innocent. >> no kissing and no sex before marriage. >> reporter: but this morning, that story line has gone off the rails and the show is off the
air. tlc pulling it from their schedule adding we're deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation. reports that josh duggar inappropriately touched several minors years ago when he too was a minor was a bombshell. i confessed by wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. his parents adding back 12 years ago, our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. but josh duggar was never arrested or charged with a crime. this police report obtained by in touch, now expunged. >> there was the family cover-up that went along with it. really the whole brand is really destroyed by this. >> reporter: josh duggar has now resigned his position with the family research council.
presidential hopeful mike hukby, good people make mistakes and do regrettable things. tlc hasn't said the show is canceled only pulled from the air. all eyes on this very public family. paula. >> all right, neal thank you. such a tough story. back over to ron with an update of the morning's top stories. >> hello, again, paula, dan, sara and robert. good morning to all of you out there. we begin with severe storms flooding throughout texas and oklahoma wreaking havoc this memorial day weekend, the flooding rain in missouri played a huge role in the opening of this sinkhole in the middle of poup loor golf course. new developments in the d.c.
mansion murder mystery, police saying that darrion wint didn't act alone. california farmers have agreed to cut their water uj by 25%. many restaurants have stopped putting water on tables for patrons. and finally f you're looking for a blowout party, perhaps you are, consider disneyland on the west coast, celebrating its 60th anniversary, huge crowds packing the park for the diamond celebration, disneyland is dead decorated in style. disney of course is the parent company of abc. more than 700 million people have locked in to disneyland since it opened in orange county. >> back to you guys. >> 700 million -- that's lot of people. >> some of that is the same
people. >> you ruined it for us. >> you have been there for a couple. >> i love them both equally. i should say. >> good corporate citizen. right down the road from mothership is miami. 74 degrees. we'll get up into the 80s. some showers down there. your typical sea breeze fronts the past couple of days. but this is the big holiday weekend, this is when we crank up our summer activities. let's start things off with the beach forecast. 87 degrees, that's the water temperature in key west that's toasty, 28 degrees in miami and heading up the coastline, we're looking at temperatures in the lower 60s. houston to dallas to oklahoma city these are areas that don't need any more rain.
they'll get more. most of the state of texas and oklahoma under a flash flood watch because of the heavy rain that's expected here. i think the west coast will b dave: good morning. a perfect holiday weekekd on tap. load humity, 73. 81 tomorrow. ononday, >> this weathercast brought to you by bush's baked beans. >> someone told you about the sand bucket. >> i was going to say. >> you better play nice in the sand box. coming up here on "good morning america" -- why are shark sightings at record levels. the runs of beachgoers as the summer revs up. full house revival.
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this weekend marks the start of the summer beach season. >> before you dip your toes in the water, you may be worried to see scenes like this sharks swimming off the beach. are they something to worry about, abc's marci gonzalez with more. >> reporter: it's pretty quiet out here now. in the next few hours, beaches will be packed. all of the warnings out there for swimmers there's one that's not posted but should be taken seriously. from the sand a picture-perfect view but from above on friday, photos of sharks in the waters off the california coast a clear
reminder by beach goers are warned to be cautious this summer. the result in the seal population. beach officials issueing sharks advisory. something that this 19-year-old now knows well. he was a biten just a few days ago off of new smyrna beach, florida. >> first time in the last 25 years we have had a confirmed sighting of a white shark. >> reporter: our matt gutman learned what to do in a more aggressive encounter. >> if it becomes an attack, you're going to attack them fast. >> reporter: a boy started his me mother moll yay day weekend by reeling in this five-footer. this week more than a dozen other great whites lingered off the coast of huntington beach.
and one more reason it's always a good idea to swim near a life guard because you can see they have the better view of what's going on under water. i again, experts say that stress are incredibly rare but you always want to keep an eye out. and paula. >> rob pointed out that the abc news jacket offer a degree of protection against sharks. >> good to know. thanks. i'm on my way. >> apparently she doesn't take me seriously. >> it's better than gortex. >> it is. >> you're always quick to throw the women in the water. coming up on "good morning america" -- the problems that all parents can relate to. hysterical pictures that are burning up the internet with "pop news" with sara.
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♪ ♪ sara you need two drumsticks. >> it's time for "pop news" with hainesy. >> christmas may be months away but netflix is getting into the festive spirit early with the announcement of a holiday special hosted by bill murray it's called a very murray christmas and the star is particularly grumpy. sneak peek. george clooney, chris rock and miley cyrus, also amy poehler are expected to appear.
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>> he figured it out first. ♪ don't you know ♪ >> she's totally thinking i totally made -- even though the bride couldn't quite believe it that's really wilson phillips they flew all of the way to bali, indonesia. to sing their hit song "hold on." the happy couple. >> she's like what the -- the husband i like, maybe if i squint i'll figure out. breaking "pop news" to tell you about, full house revival with all of the familiar faces. it seems like the reboot is going on without the olsen twins. >> oh no. >> the song's executive producer releasing a statement, may shared the role of the youngest
child, michelle tanner whether they take the part was a big question mark ever since netflix announced it was reviving the comedy for next year and the answer is they're not. >> not happening at all? >> they used to share the role. >> they can't both be on screen. >> we can make room. >> dan, seriously, let it go. finally, the meme taking over the internet. an average. here are some of my favorites. when you walk all of the way to the park and your kids are asleep. when the mylar balloon won't die and you have to do it yourself. when you're the only one participating in your family photo. when you find the missing lego in the worst way possible. >> we decided to have them.
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and before we leave you we want to share some happy news about our abc family specifically the "good morning america" family. our senior broadcast producer of "good morning america" and abc news correspondent linzie janis were married thursday. on the island of jay ma can. he couldn't believe how lucky he was to find the love of his life. >> congratulations. >> great pictures.
>> we're really happy. >> do you think they're coming back from a jamaica, ever? >> we'll be back tomorrow morning. >> now an abc news update >>. a homicide investigation is underway. police found wo people suffering from gunshot wounds on irving street. a man was shot in the head and later died. and woman have been shot in the stomach and was taken to the hospital for treatment. no word on any suspects.
new developments in the murders of a d.c. family and her housekeeper. daron wint is in custody and being held without bond. investigators believe the maybe others connected to the gruesome murders, saying the crimes would have required the help of other people. in looks to be a spectacular many day forecast. dave: a near-perfect start to this holiday weekend. if you're not at the beach, this is a live shot at rehobeth. people are down on the boardwalk and have yet to state a claim on the beach. 63 degrees at the water. 55 at reagan national. the dew points in the 30's, very drier air. that will contribute to a very nice day. plenty of sunshine today. we're not expecting any rain this weekend. 73 today sunny and pleasant.
>> "jack hanna's wild countdown" is sponsored by nationwide. >> hi everyone, i'm jack hanna coming to you from my basecamp here at the columbus zoo and welcome to "wild countdown." are you scared of the dark? i hope not, because today i've got six stories about creatures of the night. >> you will be looking for the shiny eyes tonight. >> what's that? what's that thing? giants so powerful, they could crush you with a single step. there are several of them out here. there's another one there. good night. stealthy hunters equipped with night vision. when it gets dark, that's when the animals start moving. >> yeah. >> plus bats, rats and deadly snakes. >> look at this, jack, look at this snake. >> and my blooper of the week.