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arthel: this is a fox news alert, communities in central and southern us and devastated by powerful tornadoes with thousands of families trying to begin picking up the pieces of a life they once knew while many continue the search for loved ones who are missing. kentucky's governor saying those storms are the worst in the state's history and fears more than 100 people are dead in arkansas, at least two people died after a tornado ripped through a nursing home for the elderly residents. then it hit a dollar general store at a
nearby town clerk survivors describing what is left after these historic storms. >> it looks like a giant lawnmower just went through town. >> the house was right here. all of this was the house. >> it was a sad and scary. >> the house is gone. nothing left in the neighborhood. >> down here in the hallway, we got down over our dog and we were both praying. arthel: this is a fox news live it. arthel neville. eric: we will thank you for joining us on this sunday. i'm eric shawn. there are prayers across the country on this sunday for those in the southeast who have suffered devastation. 37 separate tornadoes hitting cutting the historic path of destruction that continued for an agonizing three hours and right now, we have team fox news coverage on the latest. robert ray in dawson springs kentucky.
first, let's go to stephen the hard-hit at the center of the storm in mayfield, kentucky, which is the side of the tragedy at the candle factory. all those folks working overtime for the holidays. steve? reporter: that could be really ground zero for the death toll of a 40 people escaped, 110 were in the building at the time so there are 70 people they aren't sure about the governor himself said it would be a miracle if any survived. if you look at some of the destruction on this street, it's hard to imagine what this must have been alike around midnight friday, in the dark with the wind is strong enough to do this kind of damage even harder to imagine what it must have been like to be inside this small house with this kind of damage and to survive. we spoke to the man this morning who did just that with his girlfriend and his dog. they hid in the bathroom. they rode out the storm. the man seemed to be in shock today and he told us he's not sure that
this town will be able to come back. >> just devastating. no town no more. reporter: when you go down the street really, you hear one story after another like that, people who have been through near life or death experiences and coming back to see what's left appeared we have the fox drown over some of the destruction from the sky. what's different about this tornado is the path it took not only 200 miles long, but three quarters of a mile wide, so instead of the traditional narrow focused path of a tornado, this one just completely wiped out this whole downtown area leaving really people stunned. one positive sign we are hearing is the sound of chainsaws as a lot of religious groups coming from ohio working on this street just dropped what they were doing to come help complete strangers and try to get the trees off of their
roofs and homes. erica, back to you. eric: so encouraging and a sign of the human spirit with all the devastation. thank you. showing us perhaps no community feels the wrath more than what you see right now, mayfield a small city of a thousand people with a death toll that could climb the past 70. the latest victims have been identified as a district court judge brian crick and a 3-year old boy who were killed in the devastation. judge jesse perry is with us chief executive graves county kentucky. his offices in mayfield, is the county seat with the court also heavily damaged and the city largely destroyed. judge, first our thoughts and prayers and condolences from all of us at fox news and to you as a viewers are looking at the devastation right now and our fox drown, what is the situation on the ground right now in mayfield? >> right now we have lots of crews coming
from all over the country. our local crews are working the roadways as far as cleaning up debris trying to get access into these homes. we are actually setting up some other command centers as far as for folks to end of operate in other areas of the county. as you know, this was a widespread storm. so, we are in that process. just last night i was at one of the shelters for probably a hundred plus folks there without homes. so, today this morning, trying to organize this process to start rebuilding. eric: how do you organize that
and what are people telling you? what are your folks and neighbors and friends sharing with each other? thankfully you are alive, obviously, but realizing the death toll of your fellow neighbors and loved ones and friends in some cases that have been lost. >> some of-- we will continue at all locations. food, water, a lot of-- you kind of look at the -- what we have here. [muffled audio] with electricity and water gone its devastating a lot of the other areas that may be with no damage, so that's a big issue right now at hand.
water, food, fuel, you know as far as being able for folks to get fuel, there again it's close-- close so they are just trying to come up with ways to get these resources to our folks now. eric: the reception is not the strongest because the cell towers were destroyed in these situations. no water, no electricity and people have opened up their home judge, as you pointed out to their neighbors and you have shelters. is there an update on the candle factory, the mayfield consumer product company? one hundred people working about 40 survivors so far leaving about 70 perhaps unaccounted for. >> so, i do not have any updates from there right now, but what i do want to make note of, so many volunteers that are working these areas, you
know, we are just trying to make sure that our volunteers have the-- their needs met whether it be food and water. at the candle factory and other places with volunteers working, that is going to be something we are trying to focusing on to make sure they have shelter and food and water as well. [muffled audio] i do not have a good update on that candle factory right now. eric: our prayers for those there and hopefully there will be survivors still alive. judge, what was it like for you? where were you when this hit? what gives you hope and solace and how can our viewers help? >> so,-- [muffled audio] i left, went to the
courthouse downtown. watching local six, watching it come through i got to the fire station in mayfield, got to the courthouse. [muffled audio] the mayor and i and a lot of other folks started the process of what direction to go in, but you know you talk about the outcome, what i see today is the outpouring from the country to help us. we are blessed. we are so blessed. i just have to give thanks to jesus christ. eric: sorry to interrupt you i was saying even with the devastation we see and we can
put our drone backup just to look at that. it's astounding. it's overwhelming the devastation in your town and judge you still say you are blessed. [muffled audio] >> it's more than i can talk about. i have to give thanks to god. eric: judge jesse. chief executive graves county, kentucky. thank you, judge. we apologize for the conditions of that call, but obviously because of the conditions that they are going through that happens. we are blessed, he says. "media buzz"'s b1 we
definitely pray for everyone affected by this, at least 70 people confirmed the dead in after the monstrous tornado tore a 200-mile path of destruction through the state. it was some 70 miles northeast of mayfield's dawson springs kentucky where box whether multimedia journalist robert ray is standing by live. robert, i can see there's just destruction all around you. reporter: good afternoon. it's undeniable, 360 degrees destruction here in this little town. i'm sandwiched between two neighborhoods. you see the trees behind me totally destroyed. those were the woods and then there's a neighborhood behind the camera and another neighborhood there. now, where i'm standing in the woods that separate the two neighborhoods is just a debris. people's pillowcases right here. you see the vehicle completely destroyed behind me. there are ladders,
aluminum, pieces of people's homes, photographs, albums, you name it. you have to be very careful going through all of this wood boards with nails, just a tremendous amount of the station. search and rescue is active, just like in mayfield, right now. they are continuing to go from house to house or what they can tell was a home to see if there are any survivors, anyone that is perhaps buried under this rubble. they are moving strategically all around here as there are scores of people dead in the state of kentucky. emergency crews have been working throughout the night and they will continue to do it today. it was a very cold morning here in western kentucky as people awoke to this devastation, the second morning, just two weeks from christmas and a lot of folks just reeling with the loss of lives and neighbors. let's look at the drone video of the town i'm
in. it's amazing to see the swath of this destruction of the tornado that the national weather service is looking into as perhaps an efl for or even a rare efl five meaning 200 miles an hour. wind that can actually pick up well-made structures and crush them like they are toys, trees, completely blown over, people's houses destroyed off the foundations, vehicles stacked on each other. this is a town, this morning on this afternoon, where people are out. you can hear generators and chain saws beginning but the reality is just a setting in. i've spoken to many people here. they are devastated, mostly concerned about the well-being of their neighbors and friends and family and those that unfortunately have lost the lives here in kentucky. there is a ton of work to do. this will take months if not years to rebuild. these towns here in western kentucky on the border of southern
illinois and tennessee. back to you. arthel: robert ray, thank you. eric? eric: president biden, is pledging his full support of victims of the deadly tornado outbreak. he approved kentucky's emergency declaration and promised whatever is needed for relief efforts down south and says he plans to visit the state soon to survey the damage, but as he said he doesn't want to get in the way and rescue and recovery efforts. we have more on the federal response. david? reporter: president biden is on his way back to the white house. he spent part of the weekend in wilmington, delaware, but received frequent updates on the situation in those states affected by those devastating storms. yesterday he spoke with kentucky governor andy bashir twice and also reached out to the other governors affected by those of storms. the president pledged a full weight of the federal government to help with anything needed by those affected
the states. he signed emergency declaration for kentucky freeing up tens of millions of dollars to help with the recovery. >> the federal government will do everything everything it can possibly do to help this is one of those times when we aren't democrats or republicans. sounds like hyperbole, but it's real. we are all americans and we stand together as united states of america and so i say to all the victims, you are in our prayers and all those first responders and emergency personnel and everyone helping our fellow americans that this is the right thing to do it the right time. reporter: , security secretary and fema administrator will visit the devastation in kentucky today. >> we still do have reports of people that are missing and unaccounted for. i don't have exact numbers, but the lifesaving and life-sustaining efforts are our priority today. reporter: erika, the president will receive more updates when he gets back to the white house
from his team and as for the visit in kentucky as you mentioned we don't know exactly when the white house wants to make sure it's the appropriate time. eric? eric: thank you. we will continue to of course bring you the latest on this disaster in the southeast through our hour, but we will also turn to other news. arthel. arthel: as residents in the heartland grapple with the profound impact of those tornadoes smash and grab robberies are rocking communities coast to coast and district attorneys are coming under fire for policies that let rupee defenders back on the streets. our those das making a bad situation worse? we will find out. we will talk about it next. ♪♪ ♪♪ helping them discover their dreams
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eric: they are scalded smash and grab robberies and from los angeles to chicago to new york looters grab high end merchandise from fancy stores. authorities admit many of the crimes are committed by repeat offenders out on low or no bail. this has 12 cities have stopped-- talk to their murder records and some critics are pointed out so-called they-- bail reform and some progressive district attorneys are to blame.
we are in los angeles where the da has come under fire and criticism after the recent rash of beverly hills break-ins back some da and democrat ran counties are facing backlash from critics who say their criminal justice reforms are leading to repeat offenders. the surge and rampant retail crime this holiday season is on the feds radar and in a statement the doj says los angeles fbi and us attorney's office are reviewing incidents to see where a federal nexus may exist in meantime on wednesday la county da george s cohen held a press conference to celebrate its quote accomplishments for its first year in office despite a 46% jump in homicides in la county and a surge in violent flash mob theft the progressive t8-- da stands by the criminal justice reform including ending cash bail for certain offenses.
>> the reality is that punishment -based approach to the work-- does not work this will. reporter: us confirmed rachel rowland to be the next us attorney from massachusetts with a high-ranking vote from vp kamala harris even though critics say rawlins is a soft on crime and when she was running for da she pledged not to prosecute suspects charged with 15 lower-level misdemeanors including drug possession and shoplifting. >> she's got a record of not going after criminals, not prosecuting people who have committed crimes and you can see democrats across the country doing that, democrat prosecutors saying we won't bring any charges, democrat prosecutor saying we won't even investigate when we should. reporter: in philadelphia, it's one of the 12 cities with a record-breaking homicide rate, murders are up 57% from 2019.
progressive da there denies there is a crime crisis. he's gotten backlash for saying that and for lisa commissioner strongly disagrees with him on how to fight crime. take a listen to both of their statements. >> basically we don't have a crisis of lawlessness. we don't have a crisis of crime we don't have a crisis of violence. >> we have people in the community that say, i know i can get away with this or i will be back out again, i mean, it's almost a mockery because they know that carrying a gun illegally isn't prioritized in the same way it is here. reporter: again, this is happening as many police department across the country grapple with severe staffing shortages following the defund the police movement including in portland, oakland and minneapolis. erica? eric: in philadelphia, more than 500 so far thank you. arthel: right now, we will bring
in jason grant, seattle radio host. jason, what do you think is the reason for the rise in the use smash and grab and follow home robberies? >> i think when you are looking at very specific types of crime i do think you can draw a line to certain things and the key is just looking out the details, looking at the rap sheets of the people who end up getting arrested. when you start to see over and over and over again the fact that this is driven by prolific criminals or that clearly means that whatever is well intended to get them on the right track isn't actually working. at some point you have to say, well maybe prison is the right punishment for some of these people. i think overall people are to necessarily looking at this politically. i do think it gets into politicspolitics, but their average person looking at the situation on the ground saying our da is telling us we don't have a rise in crimes and yet they see on the news every single day murder after murder after murder or smash and grab
and they say there's clearly a disconnect here. that perception is that there is a rise in crime. the data also backs that up in many of these cases and so something needs to be done that gets away from the politics and instead prioritizes public safety. arthel: something needs to be done indeed. what do you think the fix is, jason? >> i think we have seen very clearly in certain circumstances too far to one side. no doubt historically the position has been to over incarcerate and i don't know anyone out there who says outside of the fringes you should put everyone in jail who breaks the law. i think there has to be a reasonable pathway to get some kind of reform for criminal behavior. i think if you have a 20-year old kid who shoplifting and you go after the root cause and realize this was a nonviolent crime, let's try to help this person. however, we'd gone to the other side which is just releasing the 20-year old kid despite having now a record of doing it over and over and over with weapons.
i think we have to go a little bit back to the middle where we reform and help the folks who can be helped otherwise if they are unwilling to do that kind of work, we have to stop prioritizing the criminal and instead prioritize the future victim. i think we just gone too far to the other side. arthel: and in new york, you have victim families and nypd commissioner calling for a fix and what they call a bail reform crisis. the commissioner said quote if you are silent on this issue, you can be silent no longer. if you are silent on this issue, as of today you are part of the problem. so, jason, do you think citizens in these communities impacted by this crime wave, do you think they have the resolve, the will to resolve the problem at the ballot box and do you think lawmakers are open to reform? >> those are two separate questions in reality because i don't think there are some
lawmakers who are open to changing their ways. i think in a lot of cases it's driven by neither the logical perspective and i think clearly voters are saying enough is enough in seattle for example, you have the first republican in like 30 plus years to get elected to the seattle city attorney's office. she was running up against an abolitionist candidate who frankly said i'm going to abolish the police. that was her goal, abolish prison and she literally was running on a campaign of not going after criminals and not charging misdemeanors. this is a city in large part very far to the left, that's what the voters have been putting in office over and over. they said yeah, in this case enough is enough. at some point the voters as i am going to vote for the public safety aspect, the safety of my family, the safety of my neighbors and community and when they start to see things going way too far in either direction, they do have the tendency to course correct. we saw in new york with the incoming mayor,
clearly someone running on the issue of public safety when they start to see some of these policies that are driven, they believe and i believe, by politics, that's when they step in and say enough is enough. you are not supposed to know what you're prosecutors political perspective is. the prosecutor is not just supposed to be there to try to change policy and enact some kind of bigger picture vision that isn't a reflection of the voters and really what isn't in their job description. arthel: well, you said a mouthful there and that applies in every location where people are elected by the people for them to do a particular job. the bottom line is politics aside like you said people are really afraid not to be alarmist at all, but it's up grace concern for a lot of people who are impacted you know by people who live in the communities, so last question for you: based on everything you have laid out, do you expect immediate relief from this rise in crime?
>> unfortunately, no, i don't expect immediate relief. i do think over time it starts to change. reality is when you make these kind of big institutional changes, you can't just flip a switch and go back to where it once was severe you already have criminals that feel emboldened by the policies and even if you change the policies overnight, you still have to enforce them, some sort of cultural change on the streets with these criminals to get it through to them that actually we will punish you especially the prolific offenders. arthel: yes. you are right. jason, thank you very much. take care. >> thanks. arthel: eric? eric: let's take a look live at some of the shocking images we keep seeing from the whole story tornado outbreak. friday night. you are looking at a street of mayfield, kentucky. can you imagine that being your street walking out and seeing this in your neighborhood? and having to deal with no water, no electricity
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dollar general store. the box whether hunter davis is live with more. hunter? reporter: this is that dollar general store that you were just mentioning where we know one person was killed during the storm. you can see just under that dollar general sign that seems to be perfectly placed, likely a memorial for the person that died. if there is a silver lining in any of this as we look at the debris and look at the tragedy, it's that the weather has improved significantly so people can start the recovery phase. we talked about yesterday, still extremely windy conditions. wind from about 17 to 33 miles an hour and it was extremely cold. today, nice and sunny so that people can get out start the recovery phase. still a little bit of wind, but nothing compared to yesterday. you can actually see some working over here back off in the distance. police officers are
blocking off the street we are on so they can do the work that needs to be done. showing you quickly also aerial footage of this kind of the surrounding area are in. you can see a cotton field. this was supposed to be processed and it was actually destroyed by this tornado. this kind of interesting site, nothing i've never seen when you talk about tornado damage and kind of giving us a good picture out what all of the recovery will entail, not only is it picking up debris, rebuilding structures or tearing them down depending on what needs to be done, but you have situations like that cotton field that you don't always think about. people will have to come and figure out what to do there. that's a pretty significant amount of distance and if we also think about where we are come about 1800 people live in this city. this dollar general is actually a pretty big necessity here. the nearest shopping location for them, a
walmart or walgreens about 16 miles, so about a half-hour drive for the people that live in the city now that such a structure like this has been destroyed in the storm. arthel: fox whether hunter davis. thank you, hunter. erica? eric: arthel, tornadoes and that state with many more injured. tens of thousands of tennesseans remain without power at this hour. box whether journalists will is live outside nashville in kingston springs, tennessee where a woman was rescued after her mobile home literally overturned on top of her. reporter: absolutely, and the story here though, are that there are many survivors and when you consider the totality of damage. this is a sunday like no other at the harvest baptist church with roof damage behind me and the steeple actually laying in the parking lot, but the area immediately surrounding this church is a much different to
seeing. take a look. we have found numerous homes, dozens if not hundreds of homes here in kingston springs alone that have been severely damaged by the storm. a miracle here, they say, is that no deaths occurred. the church was a refuge for storm victims. neighbors telling me that within minutes they started to hear chain saws and you can hear in the distance right now tennessee volunteers getting to work trying to help neighbors. when you talk about the widespread power outages affecting hundreds of thousands, not only in tennessee, but also in kentucky, that's because major tennessee valley authority transmission lines have been taken out by the storm. look at video hear from henry county tennessee right on the tennessee kentucky line. one of the major tv towers came crashing down under the force of the storm. that's going to be a difficult restoration. they are sending in crews right now and have been working around the clock to restore that major line, again affecting hundreds of
thousands in the region with lots of cleanup to continue. we will be tracking it for you at. eric: thank you. you can hear the chainsaws, a great sound on this sunday. coming up on the fox news channel iran fears it could be closer to nuclear bomb despite the talks, senator jim resch will join us on that when we come back. my retirement plan with voya keeps me moving forward... even after paying for this. love you, sweetheart they guide me with achievable steps that give me confidence.
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>> i have worked and now with three presidents, obama, trump and biden the biden administration is far and away the worst. secretary mayorkas needs to resign. the administration is completely nonresponsive and we are trying to support the brave men and women about border patrol and customs and border protection along with ice, but they are undermanned and under resourced from our federal governments. arthel: that was arizona governor doug ducey faulting the policies of the biden administration dealing with the ongoing flood of migrants at the
southern border. this is the trump era remain in restarted last week, but so far it doesn't seem to have had much of an impact in the busy dell rio border sector. let's go to bill now who it is at the border. bill? reporter: good afternoon. a lot going on at the border this weekend so we will get right to it beginning with a horribly tragic story. we have drone video that was shot yesterday. your look at the aftermath of a car collision involving a human smuggler in mission, texas. the crash killed two innocent people, texas telling us law-enforcement was chasing a human smuggler who car was loaded with illegal immigrants when the car went to an intersection and t-boned a vehicle with two innocent people in it and it said to report both people in the vehicle have passed away. you can pull up the photos here given to us by a source showing the screen of the-- a scene of the crash how violent it was. six allele goal
immigrants were taken into custody as was the driver. one of the migrants was launched through the windshield of the smuggler's vehicle. that margaret was okay. he did not die. the only fatalities are the two innocent people who tragically passed away in the crash. driver arrested and to be charged. also add in the rio grande valley, look at this video. you are looking at a group of 11 then illegal immigrants who we saw dropped off on a raft. you can see they are mostly wearing black and they just go running into the brush trying to get away. border patrol was not in the area and we didn't immediately see them capture and unclear what happened with them. final thing to show you, the video we shot last night as we were out until 3:00 a.m. this morning working at the private ranches in kenney county where they will looking for illegal immigrant runners about 10 miles inland, the people that don't want to be caught and aren't willing to turn themselves in. arrested those runners late in the morning
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>> the regime of iran does not represent the people of iran. i want president biden to be by the side of the people of iran, the people who have been participating in the uprising. eric: that's an activist that we interviewed in iran. talking about the protest asking for support from the biden administration and also warning president biden against reentering the iranian nuclear deal and while supporters say it prevents around from building a nuclear bomb, opponents think it will do the opposite and paved the way for tehran
to build a bomb. as talks resume this pact-- past week the regime is increasing uranium enrichment and blocking un inspectors to the white house continued diplomacy is needed. >> if diplomacy cannot get on track training-- soon and if iran's program accelerates we will have no choice, but to seek additional measures to further restrict iran's revenue producing sectors. eric: idaho republican senator jim risch is joining us, ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee. senator, welcome. >> thank you. glad to be here. eric: you are on foreign relations and intelligence, dawdled-- double duty and you know the inside track and you said talking with iran is quote a waste of time. why do you say that? >> of course it is superior look, it's not going to be decided. first of all the
american people should know we are in the seventh round of talks. we are not in the room, is the chinese, the russians and europeans in the room across the table from the iranian superior we are not in the room, we are at the kids table and it adjacent room. why would you even participate under the circumstances? doesn't make sense, but secondly you need to get to the bottom line, we are going to decide this. this will be decided in the first instance by the iranians and they will decide how far they want to proceed, but secondly and most importantly, the ones who are really going to decide this will be the israelis. sat across the table from them for years and they look you in the eye and say iran will never have a nuclear weapon. they are going to see they don't. so, regardless of what agreements are made or anything else, they have always said they reserve the right to defend themselves. they reserve the right to take the action necessary. they know what's going on in there. they have an intelligence service that is as good as any
in the region and they know what's going on. the iranians know this. if they wanted to push they would have by now, but look, this is not going to be decided by us it's going to be decided by the iranians and the israelis. more important question is, to the administration is when he gets the call are you ready, are you ready to go and assist the israelis? eric: you are saying you think there could potentially be a military strike by israel? you said they know what's going on what you think's going on because the iranians come to the table and say give us the money and then we will talk. >> first of all, i do know what's going on. obviously, that stuff is all classified, but you know you talk about the potential of action on the part of the israelis, they have already-- they are the only country on the planet that's taken physical action over the years to do something about it and like i say, they are absolutely
adamant that the iranians will never pose as a nuclear weapon and i believe them. i think the iranians probably believe them or they would have gone further than they have, but this businesses of us giving billions of dollars again-- remember last time we-- we didn't , the obama administration fluent pallets of cash, billions and billions that they used two support terrorist organizations to build ied's that greatly injured and killed our best serving over there. look, we are talking about a regime that is not to be trusted. any two countries can resolve any problems they got if two things are present, number one if both parties have the same objective and number two if both parties act in good faith to reach that objective. here with the iranians we have neither one of those. the iranian people wish they could get out from
underneath this yelp they are under with this regime, 85 million people there, you just showed an interview with one of them. they long and crave freedoms that we have in america. they had a first amendment and second amendment rights like we do, then we wouldn't-- they wouldn't be in a position they are in today in a iran. eric: how can the iranian opposition, the viewers watching right now, how can the biden administration lead to just that potentially toppling the regime and preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon to look, i don't think that we are going to do things to topple the regime. that's not really what we do, but we do try to change conduct in the way we can do it is by tightening the sanctions even further. we have got a number of sanctions still waiting in the wings and i have been urging the administration and i urge the obama administration to tighten the screws.
they don't show any inclination to doing it and frankly, it's discouraging. eric: you think, i mean, there are thoughts of doing that, but you don't think they are doing enough? >> clearly, they are not doing enough. eric: finally, how do you think this is going to end? >> well, like i said, i don't know. we all pray and hope that it ends well, but the iranians, their fate is in their own hands and the israelis will act if the iranians push the envelope. eric: senator jim risch in idaho with a warning about the iranian nuclear threat potential. senator, thank you. arthel: that's going to do it for us right now, but we are back at 4:00 p.m. eastern. hope you can join us then do you remember who this is? where the more you discover... wow! ...the more you come together. i can see... the nose...
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