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what did he do? reggie: we need to think about that. kumasi: [laughter] tes good morning, america, f our viewers in the west. on this wednesday, a community is mourning a devastating school shooting as we learn new details about how the tragedy unfolded. overnight, the fbi raids the home of the 15-year-old shooter charged with killing three students, wounding eight other people. more than 100 911 calls were made amid the chaos of students and teachers barricading themselves inside classrooms. stacking chairs to block the doors. the michigan community came together for a candlelight vigil and new questions about possible threats prior to the shooting and where police say the gun came from. new variant concerns. at least 20 countries now reporting omicron cases as the cdc ramps up testing at major airports.
the white house considering new testing rules for all international travelers. this morning the new push to get americans vaccinated and boosted. and news about the first anti-viral covid pill. roe versus wade on the line. the supreme court set to hear the biggest challenge to abortion rights in decades. new developments in the fatal movie set shooting investigation involving alec baldwin. the new search warrant and how those live rounds may trace back to the father of the film's armorer. we have a major announcement this morning. cnn anchor chris cuomo suspended. the new fallout from the sexual harassment allegations against his brother, former new york governor andrew cuomo. overnight the first video of the fbi interrogating a capitol rioter released. the man admitting he tased an officer as one of former president trump's closest advisers does an about-face cooperating with the
investigation. n lifff. ue origin on my training. ♪ you're a shining star, no matter who you are ♪ the team won. you asked did the team won. yes, the speech worked. they got the "w." good morning, america. glad to have you with us this morning and, oh, so much news to get to. >> we certainly do. let's take a look at the supreme court now and people are gathering there ahead of oral arguments in a case that could overturn roe versus wade. tensions are running high. we'll be there live in a minute. now we go to new details in that deadly shooting at a high school in michigan. three students killed.
another eight people wounded. a 15-year-old suspect is in custody. trevor ault is live now in oxford, michigan, with the very latest. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, michael. authorities say this 15-year-old had a weapon his father had just purchased friday and used it to gun down ten of his class mamat and a teacher. this morning the community is reeling, identifying the three people killed. the fbi and local sheriffs carrying arms full of evidence out of a 15-year-old michigan student's home after investigators say his school shooting rampage left three dead and eight others wounded and the community mourning the tragedy. >> they deserve to be known but they didn't deserve to die tonight. >> reporter: hours later the sheriff identifying the three classmates killed. hana st. juliana, just 14 years old, 17-year-old madisyn baldwin whose family says she had already been accepted to several colleges and 16-year-old tate
myre, the oxford high school football team paying tribute to him tweeting, tate was a great young man with a bright future and beloved by all. you will be missed, tate. investigators say the suspect had been in class earlier that day coming out of a bathroom armed with a semiautomatic handgun that his father purchased just four days earlier opening fire inside the high school near detroit. barricaded students posting videos to social media from inside their classrooms as the shooter roamed the school. aidan page says his teacher stacked chairs and furniture to block the door but even that wasn't enough to stop the bullets. >> there was a bullet hole in our door. my first thought is i might die. i need to text my parents. i need to tell them i love them. >> reporter: other students caught in the panic, many of them running for their lives. about 100 911 calls flooding in from faculty and students amid the chaos. >> the classroom next to us, the
window on the door got shot at and that door is probably ten feet away from the door to our classroom. >> reporter: others desperately trying to call or text home. >> i was like there's a shooter at my school. i just want you guys to know i love you and you mean so much to me. thank you for everything you do. >> reporter: the school alerted parents last month to what it called rumors on campus saying student interpretations of social media posts and false information have exacerbated the overall concern, but some students maintain they had heard the rumors. >> hearing that there was going to be a possible shooting at the high school? >> yes, i did. i heard it multiple times. >> reporter: overnight the sheriff says he doesn't know if those threats are connected to tuesday's shooting and that they were never reported to his office. >> there is nothing that came to us about prior concerns or threats and that's part of the investigation that we have hundreds of people working. >> reporter: and michigan's governor gretchen whitmer
visibly emotional about the growing gun violence she calls a public health crisis. >> i think this is every parent's worst nightmare. i hope we can all rise to the occasion and wrap our arms around the families, the affected children and school personnel and this community. >> reporter: and authorities say they found the alleged shooter within minutes of their arrival here yesterday. he surrendered without incident and didn't say anything and now because he's a minor his parents have hired him a lawyer and he's been advised not to cooperate with the investigation. robin? >> trevor, thank you. we turn to the latest on the fight against covid and the urgent push for boosters as more cases of that new variant are being reported across the globe. let's go to stephanie ramos who is at newark airport with more as the white house considers new travel safety measures. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: robin, good morning. the administration is trying to tighten covid testing restrictions for international
air travelers as this concern continues to grow over the new omicron variant. this morning, the omicron variant is now in 20 countries, the biden administration considering requiring all travelers entering the u.s., vaccinated or not, to be tested one day before boarding their flights. the cdc ramping up covid tests at major airports in new york, atlanta, newark and san francisco offering optional free kprr pcr tests from travelers coming from south africa and india. >> this allows for increased covid testing for specific international arrival, increasing our capacity to identify those with covid-19 on arrival to the united states. >> reporter: there are no reported cases of the omicron variant in the u.s., but labs around the country are working tirelessly sequencing on average one in seven positive covid test samples like in new york state's
wadsworth lab in albany. i was given a look at the what the scientists are doing around the clock, looking for the potential first cases of omicron in the u.s. >> is it possible that it's already here in the u.s.? >> that is absolutely entirely possible. the statistical power of the sequencing programs and the surveillance programs is pretty high, so i think we should see it fairly promptly. >> reporter: top doctors say being vaccinated is the best line of defense against not just omicron but also the delta variant. more than 100 million americans are currently eligible for covid vaccine boosters and overnight pfizer asking the fda to expand access to its booster for 16 and 17-year-olds. as the holidays approach, the world health organization advising that those who are unvaccinated, unwell, over the age of 60 or who have underlying health conditions postpone all travel. but for the vaccinated, medical experts say that it is safe to travel and spend the holidays with loved ones. >> as long as you have a boosted and vaccinated family, i think
it is safe. international travel should be done a little more carefully right now. not necessarily because of the variant but because of all the policies that will go along with the variant. >> reporter: experts say that americans should not wait to get vaccinated and that they should get boosted. robin? >> stephanie, what else can you tell us about the fda panel voting in favor of authorizing merck's antiviral pill for covid? >> reporter: so, robin, the antiviral pill could be on the market very soon. the final decision goes to the fda but this could be the very first antiviral covid pill that you can take at home with a prescription and in addition to merck's pill, pfizer says that they're working on their own cvid-19 pill that could be available as early as next year. robin? >> all right, stephanie, thank you. george? we turn to the battle over abortion rights. protesters have gathered at the supreme court which is set to hear oral arguments in the biggest challenge to roe versus wade in decades. senior national correspondent terry moran is on the scene with the story. good morning, terry.
>> reporter: good morning, george. as you say hundreds of protesters here already. thousands expected today. the stakes could not be higher. for 50 years a bitter struggle over abortion in america and today in this court, this could be the decisive battle because roe versus wade is on the line. as the justices consider a law from mississippi that would ban almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, no exceptions for rape or incest. right now under roe and other cases states can't ban abortions until about 24 weeks of pregnancy viability. mississippi has asked the justices point blank to overturn roe versus wade and this comes before a court with a strong new conservative majority including three justices appointed by former president trump. a court that many legal observers says is more sympathetic to abortion opponents than any court maybe ever. but the majority of americans, they want roe versus wade to stand.
arecent abc news/"washington post" poll found three in four said the decision to have an abortion should be left to a woman and her doctor. no ruling from this court expected until this summer probably, but we will learn a lot this morning about these justices and about the future of reproductive rights in america, george. >> okay, terry, thanks very much. michael? we turn to the fallout from the investigation into former new york governor andrew cuomo. his brother chris cuomo now suspended by cnn after new details emerge about how he helped the embattled politician as he faced sexual harassment accusations. erielle reshef has the latest. >> i said point blank i can't be objective when it comes to my family. >> reporter: this morning the face of cnn's "primetime" indefinitely suspended. >> new documents released indicated that chris was more intimately involved than previously known in helping his brother, former new york governor andrew cuomo craft a defense amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations. >> reporter: a cnn spokesperson saying chris cuomo broke our rules and we acknowledged that
publicly but we also appreciated the unique position he was in. the network adding that documents released by new york's attorney general monday indicated a greater level of involvement in his brother's efforts than cnn executives previously knew. on his sirius xm radio show tuesday chris cuomo did not address his suspension but defended his brother former new york governor andrew cuomo and his handling of the accusations. >> i did not want him to resign in the beginning because i believed him and i thought that you don't resign. you ask for due process. >> reporter: now new documents revealing text messages and emails from the cnn anchor to his brother's staff. according to those documents after anna ruch, who never worked for the governor or state, came forward to accuse him of inappropriate advances at a 2019 wedding reception, a message from his younger brother offered, i have a lead on wedding girl. those messages part of a cache of evidence and testimony released by the office of attorney general and now candidate for governor letitia james earlier this week.
>> have you ever had an inappropriate relationship with women on your staff? what's the answer to that question? >> inappropriate i assume means a sexual relationship with women on my staff. the answer is no. >> reporter: the attorney general's investigation finding the former governor sexually harassed 11 women. throughout andrew cuomo maintaining his innocence but resigning over the summer amid the scandal. >> this is not to say that there are not 11 women who i truly offended. there are. >> reporter: and this morning cuomo's future at cnn is unclear. the network saying he's suspended pending further evaluation. george? >> erielle reshef, thanks. to the capitol and the latest on the january 6th insurrection. video released of a rioter being interrogated by the fbi admitting he tased a police officer, as one of president trump's top aides is now cooperating with the investigation. rachel scott has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, a sudden shift for one of donald
trump's closest advisers. former chief of staff mark meadows now agreeing to cooperate with lawmakers investigating the january 6th insurrection. but there are still questions about how much information meadows is willing to share. in a statement his lawyer suggests the deposition would be limited to nonprivileged topics. the capitol still reeling from the violence on january 6th. and overnight, for the first time we're seeing and hearing the interrogation of an alleged capitol rioter. >> i was so stupid. i thought i was going to be awesome. i thought i was a good guy. >> reporter: the fbi questioning danny rodriguez who admitted to tasing officer michael fanone. >> what do you want me to tell you, that i tased him? yes. sorry, i don't know. he's a human being with children and he's not a bad guy. he sounds like he's just doing his job. >> reporter: rodriguez pled not guilty to several charges and
defended his actions. >> trump called us. trump called us to d.c. >> reporter: rodriguez is 1 of 210 individuals that have been charged with assaulting police officers on january 6th and that january 6th select committee is charging forward. today expected to recommend pursuing criminal contempt charges for jeffrey clark, a former trump doj official would refused to cooperate with the investigation. george? >> they are tightening the screws. rachel, thanks very much. robin? now to dr. oz throwing his hat in the ring announcing that he is running for the senate in pennsylvania. mary bruce is there in washington and has the latest for us. good to see you, mary. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, robin. he certainly is a familiar face. oprah once dubbed him america's doctor and now he's hoping to become the senator for pennsylvania. dr. oz jumping into this crowded race in the critical state that could determine control of the senate. oz says washington is broken and that he is the prescription to fix it. this morning, dr. oz is hoping to become senator oz. >> i'm dr. oz and i approve this message. >> reporter: overnight making
his case on fox news. >> americans deserve better solutions. doctors are about solutions. >> reporter: the heart surgeon turned celebrity doctor is running as a conservative in the critical state of pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania needs a conservative who will put america first, bravely fight for freedom and tell it like it is. >> reporter: but he's already facing criticism. oz is a longtime resident of new jersey, not pennsylvania, but reportedly says he's voted in the state for the past year. oz rose to fame with his frequent appearances on "the oprah winfrey show" before launching his own long-running program. >> if your health is as strong as it seems why not share your medical records? >> reporter: later advising president trump as a member of his fitness and nutrition council. during the early days of the pandemic oz was criticized for making a controversial statement about covid saying schools should re-open, even if it costs lives. >> to get every child back into a school where they're safely
being educated, being fed and making the most out of their lives with a theoretical risk on the back side might be a trade-off some folks would consider. >> reporter: he later apologized but said the nation's pandemic response is what's pushing him into politics. >> covid has shown us that our system is broken. we lost too many live, too many jobs and too many opportunities because washington got it wrong. they took away our freedom without making us safer. >> reporter: now, oz is getting into this race after the trump endorsed candidate was forced to drop out amid allegations of abuse. now, as for oz and those questions about where he's actually living he was asked about this overnight. he stressed his ties to the state. he went to medical school there. he met his wife there. he said it feels good to be back. george? >> mary bruce, good to have you back from maternity leave. how is baby eve? >> reporter: she's doing great. thanks, guys. it's very good to be back. >> great news. coming up, new developments in the fatal movie set shooting of alec baldwin. a new search could reveal where the ammunition came from.
an exclusive look at my spaceflight preparations and we'll check in with one of my crew members, laura shepard churchley. there she is. first, let's go to ginger. good morning, ginger. >> hey, good morning. happy first day of meteorological winter. >> whoo! >> that was not the reaction -- it doesn't look like it in much of the nation. mount hood meadows, timberline nearly snowless. if you go to sugar bowl resort, around tahoe, not doing well. we are seeing only 10% of the nation right now covered in snow. that's the second lowest level since such records began for the nation in 2003. doesn't look good because we'll warm up and melt a lot of the snow that happened in the great lakes. look at those numbers, close to 60 in chicago. your local weather in 30 seconds but first the warm cities sponsored by amazon.
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mike: welcome to the first day of winter. it is december 1. our biggest issue right now is fog, especially in solano county, leaking into the other parts of contra costa county. some of that will slip to the west during the morning commute, thanks to this offshore breeze. once you get to the golden gate, it is clear. that fog is really the only real issue for your commute. my seven day forecast, more record highs today. i chance tomorrow and it will end on friday, as will the 70's. 60's from saturday through tuesday. there is a slight chance of a sprinkle in the north bay in monday. reggie: coming up in michael
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of the new covid variant and ramping up testing at major airports. the biden administration considering all passengers being tested one day before they board their flights. the phoenix suns getting their 17th win is a row last night against another top team, the golden state warriors. the suns now have the longest winning streak of the season but if they want to beat the nba record, they cannot lose for awhile. the l.a. lakers topped out at 33 consecutive wins in the 1970s. >> got to go back to the '70s for that. >> yeah, the '70s. >> showtime. >> that's a long time. but 17 is not bad. >> no, it's not. we have a lot more ahead including "gma" gives back. this morning, we're surprising this young man right here. he is a one of a kind thriver and we have a very special gift for him and his family. that's coming up. >> it sure is special. right now we go to new developments in the fatal movie set shooting involving alec baldwin. a new search warrant could reveal where the live ammunition came from.
kaylee hartung is in los angeles with the latest. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. it's the central question everyone has been trying to understand here, how did live ammunition end up on this movie set and lead to the death of cinematographer halyna hutchins? well, now a turn in the investigation after a tip from the father of the film's 24-year-old armorer. overnight authorities executing a search warrant on this albuquerque gun shop. the first sign of a lead in the investigation to determine how live rounds wound up on the set of the alec baldwin movie "rust." the trail tracing back to thell reed, the father of the film's armorer hannah gutierrez reed. >> i'm thell reed. i'm a world champion fast drawer with live ammunition. i trail all the actors so they look like they're really hitting the target when they fire the guns. that's kind of my job. >> reporter: reed seen in the extra for "django unchained" is a veteran weapon's expert, known for his decades of work on film. >> fast draw. as you can see it doesn't take much time. >> reporter: this new search
warrant putting a spotlight on his former colleague seth kenney who according to the documents supplied guns and ammunition to "rust." reed saying in the months before "rust" began filming he worked on a different production with kenney. according to the warrant he says that kenney had 300 rounds of live ammunition during a training session with actors at a gun range and left the rank with him and later told him to write it off after he repeatedly asked for the ammo back. kenney's attorneys saying he was never on the "rust" set adding he is fully cooperating with authorities and neither mr. kenney nor pdq arm and prop llc provided live ammunition to the "rust" production. hannah gutierrez reed was responsible for all weapons on the set. according to the new warrant, the 24-year-old telling detectives the weapon baldwin fired was checked on set but she didn't really check it too much. >> there is no purpose for a live round on this set, zero, and hannah didn't have live rounds.
she didn't purchase any of this ammunition. >> reporter: her attorneys calling this a huge step forward to unearth the truth telling abc news we trust that the fbi will now compare and analyze the live rounds seized from the set to evidence seized at the tiin theh warrant to conclusively determine where the live rounds came from. and we also obtained incident reports filed by deputies who responded to that 911 call at bonanza creek ranch. one deputy writing about how emotional hannah gutierrez reed was when he found her at the scene still holding that revolver and how he had to repeatedly advise her that she was not under arrest. michael? >> all right, kaylee, thank you so much for that. george, we know you sat down with alec baldwin. >> yesterday afternoon and i've done thousands of interviews in the last 20 years at abc. this was the most intense i've ever experienced. >> how so? >> so raw. i mean as you can imagine he's devastated but he was also very candid. he was very forthcoming. he answer aed every question. he talked about halyna hutchins, talked about meeting with her family as well and went through
in detail what happened on the set that day and i have to tell you i was surprised in many places over the course of that hour and 20 minutes that we sat down. >> an hour and 20 minutes? >> yeah. >> lengthy interview. >> we'll have a prime-time special tomorrow at 8:00 that will stream on hulu immediately after that later that evening. >> sounds like it was emotional. >> it sure was. >> thank you, george. coming up next we have the exclusive new details about my training for liftoff and one of my fellow crew members, laura shepard churchley joins us live with eight days to go before we go. ♪ and i think it's gonna be a long, long time ♪ epard churchle with eight days to go before we go. ♪ and i think it's gonna be a long, long time ♪ ♪ ♪ make the yule-tide gay. ♪ ♪ ♪ from now on our troubles will be miles away. ♪ ♪ and have yourself a merry little christmas now. ♪
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♪ rocket man ♪ ♪ rocket man ♪ oh, i think we're going to wear this record out. back now with t-minus eight days and counting before i am launched into space on a blue origin rocket. my training has not yet begun but amy is going to join us to tell us what is in store for me and my fellow crew members this morning. amy, you got a big sheet of paper. i'm scared. what's going on? >> i know it's nothing new for you to report to training camp, but for astronaut training, that's going to be unlike anything michael ever experienced in the nfl. this morning, new exclusive details from blue origin on michael's training regimen. it all begins in t-minus 4 days on sunday when michael reports to van horn, texas, to take part in the three-day training program with his five fellow crew members.
leading preparations will be saah knights, one of the primary trainers who serves as capsule communications between mission control and the soon-to-be astronauts during their space journey. michael was recently fitted for his flight suit. >> fits like a glove. >> reporter: and starting monday morning he will be wearing it every day. >> all of our astronauts put on their flight suits every morning of training so on actual launch day it feels like an extension of their own skin. >> reporter: day one of training, preparing the crew for the basics of space night including a full flight simulation so they know what to expect. >> we cover each portion every event, you know, from the engine start to liftoff to separation from the booster itself to re-entry into the atmosphere and landing. >> reporter: after that wraps he'll report to astronaut village, a cluster of refinished air stream trailers where he and fellow crew members will sleep, unwind and bond under the stars. day two is a full rehearsal.
driving to the launch site, practicing walking on the tower and seeing the actual rocket and capsule they will fly in in person. >> they'll learn radio communications with capcom, how to talk with mission control. >> reporter: michael has already been fitted for his flight seat but on tuesday they'll practice getting in and out to prepare for floating in zero gravity so he can enjoy those out of this world views. >> oh. >> if you could have seen michael watching that -- [ laughter ] -- he was biting his nails. it was so funny. >> very helpful. >> they're going to teach you how to get strapped back into your seat while you're in zero gravity. you're bigger than the average person and between now and sunday do you want to know what you should be doing? >> blue origin says that you can just live your life as usual but what you should be doing with your time is figuring out what you want to do while you're in space. do you want to float around?
do you want to take pictures? how do you want to spend your time? >> that's a good -- i thought about floating around. i think i might hit people, i can't control my body in zero gravity. >> so you're not going to be driving? >> no, george, i'm literally a spectator. i will sit there. i will go up and enjoy it. >> how long actually is the flight? >> 12 minutes. yeah, so weightlessness looks like three minutes or so. >> you have to go for the weightlessness. >> i have to. i have to undo it and get out. i'm so afraid i'm going to kick somebody. >> i want a floating selfie when you come back. >> that i will do. and joining us now is one of my fellow crew members, laura shepard churchley whose father was alan shepard, the first american in space and we'll be riding in a spacecraft named after him. it is called the new shepard. laura, thank you so much for joining us this morning. i'm going to ask you a question everybody asks me, are you nervous about going into space? >> no, i'm not nervous about going into space. i'm just kind of a little nervous here. [ laughter ]
>> okay, since you're not nervous you must be excited. what are you most excited about? >> i'm excited to kind of be following in my father's footsteps for starters and i'm excited just to go up higher into space to see what it all looks like. i've been looking at the stars with my father forever and now i'm just going to get -- we're all going to get really close and it's just going to be thrilling. >> it is going to be thrilling. you mentioned your father. your dad was the first american in space in 1961. he got to walk on the moon in 1971 and he famously hit a few golf balls. so what do you think he would say about what you're about to do and what advice would he give you? >> well, first off, i would have to tell him what i was going to be doing and i would let him know how he let us know when he was going up first in 1961. i would say that blue origin was
going to put me in a spacecraft and they're going to put the spacecraft on top of a rocket. they're going to blast me up into space and i'll come back to earth safely. that's exactly what daddy said to us, so he would be sitting there on the sofa listening to me. he would stand up, come over to me, giving me a big hug and a kiss and he would say, go for it, laura. >> i love that. >> have a great ride. >> i absolutely love that. so when you told your kids that you were going to go up, what did they say to you? >> oh, it was really fun because we were having dinner with some other people and i couldn't tell anybody. so i excused all three of us and we went outside in the freezing cold right by the restaurant and i told them that i was going to be going into space. they jumped for joy. they were so excited, so -- they couldn't wait. when?
when? can we tell everybody? they were so happy for me. it's lovely to have that support. >> yes, we all need that kind of support. i got it here at "gma" for a little bit. [ laughter ] >>ouing.th suprt me he, ur they s but -- ie seen how well. i've seen how well they support you. >> they really do support me here. it's all love. these private space flights, they're renewing public interest in space travel. so as a daughter of an astronaut, is that exciting for you to see? >> yes, it is, because they canceled the last three moon shots, apollo shots because the public was saying it was costing too much money and then they got the shuttle going for 20 years and then, bam, it's gone, and we did so much and it just fell away. i'm just really happy that all of these guys are doing this and i'm really grateful to blue
origin for picking me to be on the new shepard with you, michael. >> well, i cannot wait to see p. we're going to have a lot of fun. we'll be bonded, laura. laura, thank you so much. i really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> you'll see laura and i lift off live right here on abc and coming up in our next hour i'll take some questions from futureo >> she was charming. coming up, our "play of the day." kevin! kevin? kevin. oh nice. kevin, where are you? kevin?!?!? hey, what's going on? i'm right here! i was busy cashbacking for the holidays with chase freedom unlimited. i'm gonna cashback on a gingerbread house! oooh, it's got little people inside! and a snowglobe. oh, i wished i lived in there. you know i can't believe you lost another kevin. it's a holiday tradition! that it is! earn big time with chase freedom unlimited.
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him and his family a big surprise. can't wait to share that with you coming up. coming up, we will reveal "people" magazine's people of the year celebrating those who made a difference in 2021. simone biles and other change makers making the list. >> packed wednesday morning. a lot of news to get to as well. we start with the latest. three students were killed, another eight wounded and the 15-year-old shooter is in custody. want to go back to trevor ault in oxford, michigan. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning again, george. officials here in oxford say this nightmare could have been even worse but the school and law enforcement have practiced repeatedly for this kind of scenario and their quick actions probably saved lives but it speaks to the unfathomable prevalence of america's school shootings. the fbi and local sheriffs carrying arms full of evidence out of a 15-year-old michigan
student's home after investigators say his school shooting rampage left three dead and eight others wounded and the community mourning the tragedy. >> they deserve to be known, but they didn't deserve to die tonight. >> reporter: hours later the sheriff identifying the three classmates killed. hana st. juliana just 14 years old. 17-year-old madisyn baldwin whose family said she had already been accepted to several colleges and 16-year-old tate myre, the oxford high school football team paying tribute to him tweeting, tate was a great young man with a bright future and beloved by all. you will be missed, tate. investigators say the suspect had been in class earlier that day coming out of a bathroom armed with a semiautomatic handgun that his father purchased just four days earlier opening fire inside the high school near detroit. barricaded students posting videos to social media from inside their classrooms as the shooter roamed the school. aiden page says his teacher stacked chairs and furniture to block the door. but even that wasn't enough to
stop the bullets. >> there was a bullet hole in our door. my first thought is i might die and i need to text my parents. i need to tell them i love them. >> reporter: and alongside the three students who were killed the sheriff's office says three other students are in critical condition. a 17-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl all shot at school. robin. >> so tragic. all right, trevor, thank you. now to the trial of ghislaine maxwell, the first accuser taking the stand alleging she was groomed by maxwell and the victim of sexual abuse by her and by jeffrey epstein starting when she was just 14 years old. erielle reshef is back with that for us. good morning again, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. the jury appeared gripped by the accuser's testimony and at times difficult description of maxwell's alleged participation in her sexual abuse beginning when she was just after seventh grade, the woman telling the
court it lasted for years. the first witness to testify against ghislaine maxwell, former girlfriend of convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein will be back on the stand. defense attorneys continuing cross-examination of the woman known only by the pseudonym jane, tuesday jane telling the jury she was 14 when she had her first sexual encounter with epstein, describing in graphic detail the explicit moments with him that left her frozen in fear and alleging mexwell was often in the room and in some cases participated. jane claiming she told no one about the alleged abuse at the time saying, you become numb to it. how do you tell or describe any of this when all you feel is shame and disgust. but the defense implying jane never accused maxwell until recently and suggested she had 20 years to concoct a story. and maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all six federal counts. her lawyers say authorities have
used her as a scapegoat since epstein died by suicide in his jail cell while awaiting trial. more of maxwell's accusers are set to take the stand in coming weeks. >> i'm telling you, that testimony yesterday was heart wrenching. >> it sure was. >> very much so. coming up, sandra bullock getting personal opening about her experience as a mother of two black children. also this morning, the new bachelor clayton echard joins us live. and "gma" gets back with a big surprise for joshua, a very deserving 14-year-old thriver with an equally devoted family. that is coming up. "gma" rolls on right after this. ♪ high, high, high ♪ ♪ oh, high, high, high ♪ has your moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis under control? hide our skin? not us. because dupixent targets a root cause of eczema, it helps heal your skin from within, keeping you one step ahead of it. and for kids ages 6 and up, that means clearer skin, and noticeably less itch. hide my skin? not me. by helping to control eczema with dupixent, you can change how their skin looks and feels.
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that fast across the studio. >> it was a 12-yard sprint. [ laughter ] welcome back to "gma." tomorrow we're taking you to nevada for a spectacular "rise & shine." right now it's time for "pop news" with lara. don't sprint through it. take your time. >> going to take my time. the control room is like, no, you're not. all right, we'll begin with "people" magazine's people of the year issue. celebrating folks who have excelled in their fields and made a positive impact on the year and "people" giving us this exclusive first look. there's some big names whose moves are making the world a better place. >> all of these different people give back. they're not just looking out for themselves. >> reporter: "people" magazine saluting their people of the year. first up, four-time olympic gold medalist simone biles would put her mental health first. >> one of the first times in my career where i felt courageous and i felt like i had got to speak up for myself and not only
for me, for the team as well so that they had their best shot at medaling. >> reporter: actress sandra oh who spoke out in pittsburgh following the spa shootings in atlanta. >> i really will say that it was about trying to also move through fear. >> reporter: the incomparable dolly parton whose philanthropy efforts donating $1 million to vanderbilt university for covid-19 research and her imagination library have provided over 160 million books to children. >> i've been very blessed in my life. it makes my heart feel good to know that i can do something for somebody else. >> reporter: and finally national teacher of the jeer, -- year, julianna uturbey, molding the future leaders of tomorrow. >> learning never ends and that we are all more resilient than you might think. >> wow.
so inspirational and for more go you can to peopletv.com or download the free people app, or the "people" issue -- the people of the year issue is on stands this friday. thanks for the exclusive. music news that surely will be easy on you. adele announcing she will begin a las vegas residency, girls trip. >> that's right. >> starting this january at caesars palace hotel. adele will do shows on friday. hold on, just jotting this down, friday and saturday nights from january 21st to april 16th, she's sharing the news on instagram writing, see you at caesars in vegas and she posted this picture of her head photoshopped onto a shot of liberace in action. well done, adele. for ticket information, they go on sale to the general public next week, december 7th. her new album, by the way, you might have heard of it. it's number one on the charts.
"easy on me" has been at number one for five weeks and counting. looking forward to that. then finally, guys, this is a wake-up call i can get behind. the lanndrum family in indiana shows this dog giving cuddles on overdrive. mom writing, one heck of a wake-up call. this happens every school day to get the kids up. one person commenting, what kid wouldn't want a living teddy bear waking them up? i could deal with that. that would work a lot better than that incessant ringing and that's "pop news." michael. >> wakes you up and puts you in a good mood. thank you so much, lara. now to our "gma" cover story, sandra bullock opening up about her experience as a mother of two black children. on a new episode of "red table talk," the oscar winner saying she sometimes wish she had her kids -- wished her kids had the same skin color. kaylee hartung is back with more. good morning again, kaylee.
>> hey, michael, for all the great roles we've watched sandra bullock take on her most important role is the one we don't get to see her in, as a mom. as she raises two kids she's adopted she shares some of the challenges she faces alongside them. this morning, one of hollywood's most beloved and private actresses opening up about what it's like to be a white mother to the two black children she's adopted. >> to say that i wish our skins matched, sometimes i do. because then it would be easier to have people approach us. >> reporter: in an exclusive clip from the newest episode of "red table talk," sandra bullock making this personal confession about her children. son louis adopted in 2010 and laila in 2015 seen in a previous episode of "red table talk" last year. >> have people ever been like, sandy, why would you adopt two black children? you know -- >> no one would say -- >> i know, i know. >> guess what, you get the racism.
you get the -- there's been -- sure, a lot of people and guess what, not my problem. >> reporter: 40% of adopted children are of a different race than their adoptive parents. >> for all transracial adoptive parents who have kids from different backgrounds, they will come up sooner or later to situations that make them uncomfortable. >> don't you dare lie to me. >> reporter: "the blind side" star saying she hopes people's perceptions will change. >> or a white woman with white babies, but -- >> it's the mother/child dynamic. >> dynamic. >> relationship. >> you don't have to put a color on -- >> maybe one day that will go away. maybe one day we will be able to see with different eyes. >> reporter: and sandra bullock says over time she learned adoption was her only path to becoming a mom and she's so glad the universe had her wait even though she was anxious and eager because it led her to these children. this new episode of "red table
talk" comes out today at noon eastern on facebook watch. michael. >> a lot of people will check that out. kaylee, thank you so much. robin. now to "gma investigates." home sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, up nearly 19% in october when compared to march of 2020, that's according to the national association of realtors. so many of these buyers are first-time homeowners and are being taken advantage of because of that. alex perez joins us from chicago. going to break it all down for us. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. when you buy a new home you're usually bombarded with mailers and offerings, some claiming to help you get a copy of your property deed but beware, many of those are just a waste of money. this morning, an alert for homeowners across the country on how to avoid wasting money during the pandemic housing boom. >> this process was very new to us. >> reporter: first time buyers
reid nessbaum and his wife were thrilled with their new home sweet home until this letter they received from local records llc led to a bitter experience they didn't expect. >> this letter that we got seems legitimate and it says that they will provide a copy of the documents under our name as property owners. >> reporter: so he responded writing a check for 89 bucks believing he had to pay the fee to obtain a copy of the deed to his house. he missed the two notes on the letter that local records has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency. >> so it wasn't until we received a second letter that i thought anything of it. it was from a different state and it had all the same information on it and i looked at my wife and i thought, i think we've been had. >> lately we've been seeing a rise in the number of these that are landing in people's mailboxes. >> reporter: mike ingram is a recorder in illinois not far from where nussbaum lives. here in this record room, ingram has property records going back to the 1830s. >> you can go to your local records offices that exist
within your county and you can get this information for free and that's why these companies are able to do this is because they're accessing that same public information and they're just trying to get you to pay them for getting it for you. >> reporter: nussbaum was able to get a full refund from the company after the better business bureau stepped in. >> it could appear that that piece of mail was coming from your own hometown. they could be just using a local address. the big warning to consumers is when you receive any kind of unsolicited mail, make sure they have a brick and mortar location. >> reporter: double-checking that address can save you a headache and money. the return address on some of those letters is sent by companies selling property deeds was one of these, a local u.p.s. store. clearly not the official county recorder's office. on the better business bureau website local records llc has had an "f" rating since 2014. "gma investigates" reached out to them. they declined to answer. the company has had run-ins with
authorities before. according to court documents, juan romero, one of the registered owners settled with north carolina prosecutors by agreeing to stop sending misleading letters and washington state fining the company for violating deceptive practices laws. and experts say the key is to make sure you review all of your paperwork very carefully. a lot of times you already have a copy of your property deed and if you don't, you can go to your local records office to get one. robin. >> all good advice there, so much. thank you so much. alex. appreciate it. lara. it is time to meet your new bachelor. clayton echard just last week we saw him. got sent home on "the bachelorette." he's on his own search for love. good morning to you, clayton. >> hey, good morning. how are you doing? >> doing really well. i like your smile. congratulations, the world now knows, we just found out less than 24 hours ago. how does that sound?
you are the new bachelor. >> oh, i still get chills hearing that. it doesn't feel real at times but i was so incredibly honored and just humbled to have had the experience, learned a lot about myself and it has been quite the journey. >> i can't wait to hear all about it. i'm sure you're not going to give too many details but wanting to know, did you go into it knowing what you were looking for in a life partner? >> you know, i went in and i had maybe a check list of sorts and i was looking for somebody that was funny and intelligent, driven, put forth effort and so i figured, okay, like that's a good list and hopefully i'll find that. well, what i found was very quickly the women blew my expectations out of the water. they brought all of that and so much more so that expectations continued to rise and i realized that ultimately i was going to find everything that i wanted and so much more. >> wow. it sounds like the odds were very much in your favor. so i guess you found love?
>> you know, i did find love and i was a little skeptical going into the whole journey but i'm so pleasantly surprised that, yeah, things worked out much different than what i had thought and, again, i'm just so excited to watch it back and have everyone else watch it as well. >> we're excited too. is there any sort of big major life lesson that you took away from the experience? >> oh, absolutely. there were so many things that i learned. i think the biggest one would be that, you know, just be calm and comfortable with being uncomfortable and stepping out of that comfort zone and it really challenged me to grow as an individual and there was just so much that i learned about myself in the period of time that i was there. >> all right. sounds good. i like that smile. i hope that means that true love awaits for you, clayton, and we'll all find out very, very soon. thanks for being with us this morning, and everybody, you can watch clayton on his journey for love, season 26 of "the bachelor" premiering monday, january 3rd, 8:00 p.m. eastern
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find the latest on our app and the abc7news.com. the news continue now with "good ♪ i get knocked down ♪ ♪ i hold my head up high high ♪ we hope your wednesday is off to a good start. and earlier this week, we officially kicked off with our initiate i initiative "gma" gives back so deserving people all across the country, this morning we'll keep it going. ginger. >> yes, we are. 'tis the holiday season about uplifting those who have helped others. they are helping us celebrate by making an impact, those folks that are making an impact, excuse me, in their community. robin, i know you have one of those people. a very special person to celebrate this morning. >> i certainly do. joshua is a sickle cell thriver. tch urging people to sign upoth
can find their life-saving cure. they are a true testament to the spirit of giving back. even in the face of great challenge. joshua biyoyouwei is a sickle cell warrior. >> he is just a fighter. seeing him fight from 18 months up until 14 years and still fighting has just been everything to me. >> reporter: as a baby, joshua suffered a stroke that left him with weakness on the right side of his body. >> i can still remember it was such a hard thing to see your child go through that. >> reporter: their family helping joshua thrive especially mom vera, a caretaker by day, a nurse by night working throughout the pandemic. >> his mom is amazing and that's why he's such an incredible young man. she's patient and kind and loving to him. >> we love you, son. >> reporter: vera also by joshua's side as he undergoes monthly blood transfusions to reduce the risk of future strokes.
it's a lifeline for now until he finds a bone marrow donor. >> many of our patients may desire to have bone marrow transplant because it is the only cure for sickle cell disease. it's important to be involved with the be the match program. our other bone marrow organizations so that you can increase the pool of donors for individuals like joshua. >> reporter: 70% of patients with life-threatening diseases like sickle cell do not have a matching donor in their family and they depend on bone marrow registers like be the match for a cure. >> i'm praying and hoping joshua will find his match and i just want people to go out and get their cheeks swabbed. just do it on behalf of joshua or on behalf of any children like him that needs a bone marrow transplant. >> reporter: joshua and his family holding on to hope and lifting each other up along the way.
>> joshua inspires me when he tells me to keep on going. >> whenever we feel like giving up, he pushes us. he really keeps us going and to god be the glory for that. >> all i can say is amen to that. i had the pleasure of meeting joshua back in 2014. he was just, what, 7 years old, and we just bonded immediately and i can tell you he's cuddly. he's cuddly and i shared my own experience with be the match and how i was so fortunate that my sister sally-ann helped save my life and now, i am here with joshua, his momma, his sister. it is great to see you again. [ cheers and applause ] and thank you for that big hug during the commercial break. it's been a while. how are you been? >> i'm good. i'm super excited to see you. >> i'm super excited to see you too, my man. i see what you're wearing. because i hear that you and your sisters, you're lakers fans. >> like the lakers.e lakers.- >> yeah. >> king james, lebron james. well, fellas, can you bring out a little something-something for joshua and his sister.
that's from king james himself. >> oh, my goodness. >> all of this is from lebron james. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you're very welcome. so deserving. let me ask your sis. what do you admire most about your brother and how he's helping so many folks? >> joshua, i love him very much. he's so funny, all of the time. sometimes it could be challenging. he has to get blood work every once a month and i don't really like seeing him in the hospital at all. >> i know. it's tough as a sibling to see that but you all have united as a family and your dear mother right here, my goodness, i mean all that you do, not only this but you're a nurse as well but i know that you're devoted to all your children. >> definitely. >> and how close you are as a family and you like to get out
and you want your dear son joshua to be more independent and sometimes transportation can be a little challenging. >> definitely. definitely. i would like for us to be able to go out to his basketball games, to the football game at school and he loves those things, but i just can't take him because he doesn't have a motorized -- he has a motorized wheelchair but no means of transportation. and having to -- that chair is 900-plus pounds so we cannot take it. >> wow. wow. you know what, our friends at rolex vans, they heard about your story and they wanted to help you, so if you take a look right now at the screen, you see that right there. [ cheers ] >> that -- that is for you. that is for you and the family. >> thank you so much. >> to help you from rolex vans. >> it's going to help us immensely. i'll be able to take him wherever, to the grocery store,
wherever i can take him. >> oh, can we get a kleenex for vera. >> i'm sorry. >> could we have some tissues over here? yeah, i know. >> thank you so much. >> and you're speechless over here. you can't get behind the wheel yet. you don't have your driver's license yet, okay, so just hold off on that. >> thank you so much. >> come on out. yeah, please. >> i'm sorry. >> please, please. and we know -- >> thank you so much. >> we know, vera, that you're a nurse. >> yes, ma'am. >> you're a caregiver to your family. you have like three times a week you have a night shift. >> yes. >> you're doing so much as a nurse with your family and so i need a little assist. i need a teammate. ginger, where are you? can you come out and help us with something here? >> oh, yeah. >> this is my friend, ginger zee. >> i've got something else for you, vera.
our sponsor honey bunches of oats is celebrating you because you make a bunch happen in your community. so they wanted you to have this $10,000 check so you can do a bunch more. [ cheers and applause ] >> yes. yes. >> thank you. oh, my goodness. thank you so much. >> oh, my gosh. >> thank you, thank you, thank you, you guys. thank you. >> this brings us joy. >> thank you so much. >> you're very welcome. can you just convey your emotions right now. >> oh, my gosh, i cannot. i'm so excited. thank you guys so much. i wasn't expecting this. i was coming out here to find a match for my son and we are just praying that, you know, people go out there and join the registry to be a match. not only for joshua but for kids like him, we're so excited to be here but this is awesome. i cannot -- god is so good. thank you guys so much.
>> once again, they're thinking of others, you know, and so we'd like to thank be the match for keeping us updated on joshua's search and for all the advocacy on behalf of thousands of patients who need financial assistance to receive a lifesaving stem cell transplant and i know -- we said in the piece, 70% of the time you need somebody off the registry. i was so fortunate, so incredibly fortunate that my sister was a match. we had already searched the registry. there was not a match for me so we'll keep searching for you and for thousands of others. >> thank you, thank you, thank you so much. >> thank you for everything you do. you know we want to celebrate everybody else, so we are giving back to our viewers all december long. we are giving you a chance to win a gift box full of "deals & steals" goodies and a $200 gift card and you have a chance to give back because 'tis the season. you can donate a toy to the disney ultimate toy drive. just scan that code there on
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our next guest is a celebrated author for over 30 years. she's had 29 "the new york times" best-sellers and has sold more than 115 million copies and now, patricia cornwell is bringing her beloved character kay scarpetta back with a new book, "autopsy" and cannot wait to talk to you about it. looking cool. >> i'm so excited to be here. this is amazing and i didn't know this was going to happen. >> who knew? >> i didn't. >> let's -- way back wednesday, let's have a picture of you holding up the first kay scarpetta book 30 years ago. when you see that picture, patricia -- >> it's crazy. >> first of all, i remember that was taken in somebody's backyard and where, you know, because i got $6,000 for that book. it was a 6,000 first printing. no marketing, no nothing and i never even thought -- i never thought i'd make a best-seller list or anything. i just was so lucky that
somebody finally published one of my books. i had written four before "postmortem." if you told me that 30 years later or 31 years later i'd be sitting here with you and talking about the 25th which, by the way, you don't have to read any of them to read this one. >> that's so important. that woman we saw 30 years ago and the one we see now, research, research, research. you work. you work really hard as you did with this latest one. in fact, you went to the johnson space center. so can you tell us more? >> i spent like the last four or five years doing intensive research with nasa and other aerospace industries and all kinds of newest technologies, artificial intelligence, scarpetta, what she did is, when i quit her five years ago, what really happened is she fired me and she said you go back to school and learn something new. i'm getting sick of this. go do something new and so i did. i did two space thrillers and did that research and i didn't think i'd ever come back to this but when covid kind of locked us
all down and the world came to a halt and i didn't know what the future would be for anybody and sometimes we still don't. >> right. >> i started thinking about her again and i wondered, what would happen? what would she do in today's world and covid's gift to me was that i brought scarpetta back because i wasn't thinking of doing it. i had given away my forensic books, i was done. so my gift to people is give her back to them. i didn't know that she was missed as much as she -- >> she was so missed. >> it was unbelievably moving to me. >> and she's back. she's back in virginia. you know, she had to come back home. i'm sorry. i don't want to give away too much. >> no, it's perfect. >> tell people about "autopsy." >> "autopsy" is like coke classic. it takes you right back to how it started in virginia again, she's the chief medical examiner again and people -- a lot of people don't want her back because she's a troublemaker and she's also with the white house's doomsday commission so she has to deal with top secret problems that could affect the whole planet.
she is sort of dr. death on this commission and in this book, while she's dealing with a serial killer in her neighborhood, she gets called to the situation room, the white house situation room, because there's been a disaster in outer space and in this book, i show you how a death in space will be worked. she does it remotely. two astronauts are deployed from the space station and it's all could happen in real life. i mean the dream chasers is a real space plane and i flew the simulator very badly at it. all of this, i brought the newest and latest and you guys are getting ready -- to have someone to go up -- michael is so excited. >> michael might see her up there. if michael sees her up there, tell him to call me because i've been wondering where she is. >> okay, we'll have him keep a lookout. it could be coming to the screen. i cannot believe kay scarpetta has not been on the screen and jamie lee curtis may be the one producing it. >> oh, she's going to do it. we're in communication and we're going to do a tv series.
who knows where it will all go but i think scarpetta will finally make it to a tv series and will be so super cool. >> you won't quit her, are you? >> no, i'm already working on the next one. she's in the middle of a horrible murder trial right now. wait, i'll be there soon. hold on. >> oh, my gosh. >> i'm coming. >> you keep us on the edge of our seats and it's always a page turner. >> well, thank you. >> thank you. thank you for coming back and bringing her back. >> i will always come back here. all you have to do is ask or i'll ask you first like i did this time. >> i'm so glad that you did. >> thank you. >> it's always good, patricia. >> thanks, robin. >> continued blessings all the way around. "autopsy," don't wait, you don't have to. it is out now, ginger. >> i will not wait, thanks, robin. anybody missing an elf on a shelf? we got a couple that went drone on us. yes, they're up there just hanging out in pennsylvania. they had to get a little elevation, going to get in the holiday spirit and get a few flurries. there's not a lot of snow however after the warm-up toward the end of this week for much of the great lakes and east we will have a shot at some rockies snow
and snow back in the great lakes and northeast for the end of the weekend, start of next week. coming up, kids have the best questions and now they're for michael before his launch into space. stick around. ♪ hi honey! hi mommy! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. hush little baby...don't say a word...
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10-year-old -- let's pull it out right now -- nora jayne. >> hi, michael. my name is nora jayne and my question for you is, why do you want to go to space and what are you bringing with you? >> ooh. very good question, nora. i'm taking lara. lara spencer is going with me. i kind of -- i want to take a trip outside of this world. i just want to see the world or this planet from outside of itself so that's why i want to do it. i think it's going to be fun. i think it's going to be epic. i just think it's going to be something that i'll have a chance to experience that just very few will so that's why i want to do it. as far as what i'm taking with me i haven't decided yet. i get to take three pounds of something, or stuff so -- >> what do they suggest? >> i'm taking suggestions. people are taking different thing, seeds so that they can come back and plant them, golf balls, tennis balls, whatever they feel like close to them and their family, so i need to get with my family and figure out what they want me to take. >> no snacks? >> snacks, it's not that long of a trip, george, but i'll
probably be a little too nervous to eat so we'll skip the snacks. [ laughter ] >> we won't share what -- >> oh, yeah. >> we'll let 5-year-old joelle ask you a question. >> hi, michael. i'm wondering how fast the rocket goes. >> well, that is a great question. blue origin, they told me that the rocket travels about three times the speed of sound, which is over 2200 miles per hour. >> what? >> that's quick. >> will you get to experience that in the simulation, anything close to that? >> i think that they give you enough so that you're not shocked when it actually does happen so i don't know if we'll hit 22 -- i'll let you know. >> okay. wow. that was a really good question. >> yeah. >> that's a really great question. >> we have another from brothers, double trouble here,
paul and roy, 4 and 6 years old. >> oh, boy. >> hi, michael. >> how do you get ready for space? >> how do you get ready for space? they told me to take care of myself, make sure i exercise, make sure i hydrate, make sure i eat healthy, nutritious meals, and then they told me i need to think about what i want to do when i'm up there, spend most of my time looking out the window, do i want to take pictures, because it's three minutes of being up there and having that time. >> what do you think you want to do? >> i think i want to tak pictures. i want to have something to show people. >> i also want you to be in the moment. >> i don't want to be somebody at a concert with a whole -- >> how does it look? i don't know. let me check my phone. [ laughter ] >> so i'll be in the moment and snap a few. i owe amy a selfie. i owe amy a selfie. >> 8-year-old izayah said if you go to space and like it will you change from a news reporter and
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>> building a better bay area. this is kg -- this >> good morning. our busiest spot right it creaked on southbound 680. take a look at this. the average speeds right now along the stretch until you reach 24 is going to be 30 miles per hour, so give yourself some extra time as you head out the door. >> on this wednesday, our thickest fog is right where she was showing you, and the northern parts of custer konta county. dangerous for stability through about 10:00. hayes easily is -- hazy visibility there. temperatures low to mid 70's today, our warmest day in the forecast. cooler weather by saturday. a chance for sprinkles in the
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