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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a massive manhunt for a convicted killer in a school shooting who escaped from prison. new details just coming in about where he was finally found. the chorus of critics growing louder toward nfl commissioner roger goodell, as new details emerge about what he possibly knew about the ray rice assault. plus the women at last night's ravens game showing support for rice. memorable rescue. a man and his girlfriend get trapped in flood waters, and he uses the opportunity to ask a life-changing question. and feeling the need? the need for speed? could maverick and his fancy flying be making a return?
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well, good friday morning, i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm dan kloeffler. breaking news this morning involving a convicted high school shooter who escaped from an ohio prison. >> t.j. lane is back in custody. he is serving life sentences for killing three students in 2012. >> he and two other inmates broke out of the correctional facility as police rushed to protect the family was those killed in that school shooting as a precaution. and searchers used airplane infrared detecters to find him. he was only a hundred yards from the prison. >> you know, he did scale our perimeter fence. and, again, this is an ongoing investigation. obviously i'm not happy that it's happened. no warden in my position would like something like this to happen. >> lane became notorious following the shooting for his behavior during the trial, wearing a shirt that said killer
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on it. and he gave an obscene gesture and smirked at the victim's families. they are not saying how they escaped, one is still on the run. much more later on "good morning america." another day, another stunning revelation in the ray rice scandal. questioning when roger goodell actually learned what happened in that elevator. that didn't stop ravens fans from showing their support of rice, including a number of women sporting number 27 jerseys. >> this morning, an espn report claims that goodell knew since june that ray rice knocked his then-fiance out cold. here's abc's kaichb t ee's kare. >> reporter: the baltimore ravens and the pittsburgh steelers, but overshadowed bit ray rice controversy. >> a very bad mistake made by the player. he could have done a lot better. >> imagine not hit a woman, but ray rice should not be judged by the nfl, he should be judged by
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the courts. >> reporter: the former fbi director robert meuller has been brought in to look at what they knew about what happened in the elevator and whether anyone in the league saw the video. roger goodell said it was inconsistent with what rice told him happened that night. here's goodell in an interview with cbs news. >> when we met with ray rice and his representatives, it was ambiguous about what actually happened. >> reporter: but espn is reporting that four sources close to rice say that during the running back's meeting with the commissioner in june, he told goodell he hit janay and knocked her unconscious. >> the commissioner should be held accountable. >> reporter: sources tell abc news that ravens officials knew rice's lawyer had the surveillance tape, but never asked to see it. the owner of the ravens told the abc station in baltimore he loved rice, and the star running back had a stellar record. >> i'm guilty of -- of seeing it the way a parent would see it. see it the way you would if it
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was your son or if it was your brother. you -- you interpreted what was being told to you in the light that was most favorable to ray. >> reporter: 16 women senators are urging roger goodell to take a zero tolerance policy on domestic violence. they say if you assault a woman, you should not get a second chance. karen travers, abc news. >> and in south africa, it is judgment day for oscar pistorius. he has been convicted of culpable homicide, that's similar to what we know as manslaughter. equivalent to manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend. it could be a fine or 15 years in prison. we have 11 days left until summer is over. and in many parts of the country, pulling out the parkas. this is casper, wyoming, several inches of snow fell there yesterday. temperatures were below freezing, and 10 inches of snow
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possible in mountain areas. now further south, georgia rains have triggered epic flooding in tennessee. and 8 inches in five hours in some areas. people stranded in their homes had to be rescued by boat. the heavy rain caused the roof to collapse at a mall. and unfortunately across most of the northern states today, the operative word, cold out there. >> 12 states under frost advisories or freeze warnings as cold weather pressing down from canada. accuweather meteorologist jim dickey joins us with the latest. >> good morning. an unseasonably cool air mass stays in place in the upper midwest. challenging record lows in many locations through the early morning, town to 42 in minneapolis. 30 in bismarck, 35 in pierre. and 43 degrees in denver. and rainfall, and snowflakes mixing in the early morning hour s. not expecting much in the way of accumulation. but perhaps a fresh coating on
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the grassy surfaces. and much has fallen across the higher elevations. and low pressure, a tropical disturbance across central and southern florida today into the weekend. and will bring flooding, moves into the gulf headed out to next week. back to you. an american doctor being treated for ebola in nebraska is recovering well after getting blood from another american. dr. rick sacra was given blood from dr. kent brantly. his blood now carries antibodies for the virus. he has also been given an experimental drug, so it's difficult to determine what is helping him to improve. overseas, arab nations are giving lukewarm support to president obama's attempt to defeat i.s.i.s. and secretary of state john kerry is in the region trying to drum up support from arab leaders in saudi arabia. not calling it a war against i.s.i.s. instead, using the term counterterrorism operation of a significant order.
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when it comes to approval ratings, president obama has been struggling for some time. >> but you think he would be a slam dunk with the kids. turns out, it's not necessarily true. check out what happened when students were told a mystery guest would be stopping by. >> i really wanted it to be beyoncé. >> i understand. most -- malia and sasha would feel the same way. >> we thought you were going to be beyoncé. it's a disappointment. >> but then i realized it was going to be you, that's even better. >> oh, see there. well, i appreciate you saying that in front of the press. i know it's not really true, but that's okay. >> the honesty there. right? even mrs. obama said she'd rather see beyoncé. that got a huge smile from the president, at least in public. >> oh, boy. >> that's probably a common response. democrats, republicans, probably
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the president right now is wishing beyoncé was showing up. >> i bet you're right. and the mystery virus sending kids to the hospital. what parents should look for. and quick-thinking customer, the bold move one shopper made during a robbery all caught on camera. and late night scuffle, why the bench is cleared and why a pitcher had to be restrained.
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welcome back. you can pre-order an iphone 6 right now. verizon, sprint and at&t began selling the new models a few hours ago. apple took down the site to get ready for pre-orders. both the 6 and the 6 plus are being offered with three
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different storage capacities. the phones should show up in retail stores a week from today. new details about how the federal government pressured yahoo! to give up data about its users. some newly unsealed court documents showed yahoo faced fines of $250,000 a day if it didn't turn over information about the foreign users. this was six years ago, and it was part of a national security request. yahoo! appealed and lost. toyota, recalling 130,000 2014 toyota tundra pickups all because the side curtain air bags may not deploy properly. some of the covers weren't installed correctly. the auto maker said no reports of accidents or injuries because of this defect. dolphins may throw funny overboard at the box office this weekend. "dolphin tale 2" is expected to
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have a strong debut, enough to knock "guardians of the galaxy" out of the top spot, but could be beat by "no good deed," a new thriller. would you eat this? yeah. that burger is supposed to be nearly all black. it's a new item at the burger king in japan. they are blackened by bamboo charcoal, the special sauce from squid ink. and no plans to sell the burger here in the u.s. listen, i can do that any time on the weekend. a lot of grillers saying what makes this so unique? this comes off my grill every weekend. >> i know you keep a bottle of squid ink. >> freshly stocked. when we come back on this friday morning, the right tools in and out in seconds. wait until you see what these burglars used to break into a safe. and the right time to pop a question, one woman gets a big, shiny surprise while being rescued from a flood. at the dannon creamery, we've put a fresh twist on classic desserts.
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welcome back on this friday. do not adjust your television. that is not stock footage. that is the real deal. snow across the dakotas. nearly two more weeks still left in summer. mount rushmore, 7 inches, rapid city, the earliest snowfall since 1888. and casper, wyoming, below freezing last night. denver could see the first measurable snowfall of the season. >> i'm not ready for the jacket. >> they aren't either. a storm system covering texas and the midwest and south, creating wet and flooding conditions up into the ohio valley and out to the east coast. and roads wet across the upper midwest and great lakes and south florida. and flying today, airport delays possible in charlotte, atlanta, memphis, dallas and houston. the cdc has issued a new warning about the enterovirus that's sickened for than a thousand children. >> it has spread to 15 states.
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starts out looking like a common cold, but progresses to where kids are struggling to breathe. and health officials are urging parents to be vigilant. >> if you're a parent, two crucial things to do if your child has a cold and has any trouble breathing, take them to the doctor right away. and remember, this is contagious. good hand washing is the best way to keep them safe. >> despite the high number of hospitalizations, the enterovirus is common and rarely fatal, and most kids can expect a full recovery. an extra set of eyes is helping in the search for a missing texas woman. the faa has approved drones to look for christina morris. she vanished after a night out with friends in plano. searchers say the drones are more effective than just a helicopter. zooming in on tire tracks and objects as small as a tennis shoe. crews are working to put out a fire that broke out at a connecticut factory. flames shot into the sky and
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spread so quickly that siding on nearby buildings started melting. it was a four alarm fire, and power was shut off. fortunately workers had left for the day. two fire fighters have suffered heat-related illnesses. a search is on for a pair of brazen burglars who broke into an at&t store. police near daytona beach just released this surveillance video of the thieves using a saw to cut into two saves. they made off with $40,000 worth of cell phones and tablets. police believe the same men also broke into six other at&t stores over the past six months. and surveillance cameras rolling as four masked men went into a jewelry store in england. they used sledge hammers to smash display cases, scooped up everything inside. but as they escaped, one customer worked up the nerve to snatch back one of the bags filled with jewelry, grabbing it right out of the hands of the burglars. >> i think it was instinct. the fact the shop owner was so upset that his livelihood was
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going out the door. i can't say it was a premeditated thought. just did it on impulse. >> the jewelry in the bag was worth more than $80,000, saving the shop owners from going out of business. from stealing jewels to stealing hearts, comes a tale worthy of a hallmark card. this is from the flood zone. with the flood waters rising in south haven, mississippi, and rescuers going door-to-door, inside an apartment complex, lesley bruno got the surprise of a life. there it is. her boyfriend popped the question. >> she was so mad, i figured i would ask her to marry me. she said yeah. >> the ring was in his car, he had to go through the water, get in there, pull it out. he came out and we got engaged on the porch. >> no time like the present, and you have a story to go along with it. so the first photographs as an engaged couple was in the middle of a flood zone. but a big congratulations. if you can weather that, you can weather anything. >> absolutely. time now for sports. distractions at a baseball game,
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and a team in a controversy stayed focus. >> details from espn news. good morning, welcome to "sportscenter" set, with neil everett, i'm stan verrett. serious situation with the miami marlins. >> man, if you haven't seen this, you're going to go, like, whoa. when you see it. giancarlo stanton. that's the whoa i am talking about. hit him right below the left eye. stanton had multiple facial fractures, stitched for cuts, his manager says his season is likely over. never lost consciousness. the rest of the baltimore ravens have been answering questions about ray rice the whole week. thursday, had to play against the biggest division rival, the pittsburgh steelers. joe flacco to owen daniels, and the ravens up 7-0. they lost their opener to the bengals. try to avoid an 0-2 start. flacco, helping out, daniels again for another touchdown. take another look at that one.
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the ravens go up 17-6, and they beat the steelers 26-6 in baltimore. cousin sal from the kim elshow says take the dolphins over the bills. thanks, and one more moment in the marlins/brewers game, giancarlo stanton hit in the face with a pitch. >> the pitcher was clearly upset, and his next pitch hit a pinch hitter on the hands. and both emptied on the to the field, and had to be restrained. >> and later, a brewers batter was hit, leading to the ejection of the miami pitcher. and exciting news about maverick making a return to the big screen. and picture-perfect, one student's yearbook photo going viral this morning. picture-perfect, one students yearbook photo going viral this morning. goes with everything. [ female announcer ] aveeno® daily moisturizing lotion has active naturals® oat
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♪ ♪ i went through the danger zone ♪ love that song. stories you'll be talking about today, starting with the feeling for the need forspeed. >> kenny logens confirming that the sequel to top gun definitely happen. and tom cruise will reprize his role as maverick. >> no word on which characters will be returning and who will be playing them. jerry bruckheimer is negotiating to put it all together. i'd love to see that. >> a lot of people are going to be dying for that one. one family of baltimore ravens fans decided to turn this ray rice scandal into a teachable moment. >> they decided not to throw away the jersey, but covered the r in rice to make it nice. and completed the message, be nice to girls, turning a negative thing into a positive
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one. >> very good message, not only to baltimore, but to the rest of the country. >> completely. and schenectady high school, rodriguez wanted his high school photo to stand out, that's mr. bigles worth. >> a cat with lasers. >> and he didn't want a i look like everyone else. it can appear in the yearbook, but not the portrait section. he said he can accept the school's ruling. >> the back yup photo, a usual head shot with mr. bigglesworth there. >> the cat is still there. >> people love their animals. >> that is fine, and want it immortalized in the senior yearbook. there you have it right there. >> i think it's cool to stand out. >> i agree in some instances. so for some of you, your local news is next. >> for the rest of you, we'll be back with your friday funnies. ♪
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martin luther king jr.: we hold these truths to be self-evident -- that all men are created equal. john f. kennedy: the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. barbara jordan: the american dream need not forever be deferred. lyndon johnson: this is the richest and the most powerful country...
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this investigation is still in the early stages. the female victim was found on north 15th street between a burger king and the white way motel. police say officers found her just after 2:20 this morning suffering from apparent blunt force trauma. she died at the scene. police did take some witnesses downtown to interview. an officer on the scene said it's an industrial area with businesses around here. a lot of homeless people come to this area but investigators are still looking in to what the victim was doing here. the street is blocked off between charles and commercial streets. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. breaking news from south offerca where olympic runner oscar pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend. like manslaughter here. pistorius was

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