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good morning, america. breaking news, the parents of accused school shooter ethan crumbley arrested after an hours-long manhunt >> we have, in fact, taken them into custody without incident. >> where they were found and who else could face charges as we learn chilling details about the hours leading up to the massacre that left four students dead. could it have been prevented? spreading fast, the omicron variant now confirmed in at least 12 states as officials stress the biggest threat is still delta and worries about a winter surge. abc news exclusive, the santa fe district attorney responding to alec baldwin's bombshell sit-down interview with george stephanopoulos about the fatal shooting on the set of the movie "rust." >> i've been told by people who are in the know that it's highly
unlikely i would be charged with anything criminally. >> what the d.a. is saying this morning about this claim from the movie's star and producer. rising tensions as russia steps up its troops on the ukrainian border sparking fears of a full-scale invasion. how president biden says he plans to make it very difficult for putin. the latest this morning. doorstep robberies. the thieves following people home robbing them at gunpoint. more than 150 incidents reported around los angeles. the advice on staying safe. and pint-size picasso. the 10-year-old talent taking the art world by storm. >> "the observer." how did you come up with the name "the observer"? >> he has a lot of eyes. >> the look at this prodigy's impressive paintings. and good morning, america. great to have you with us on a saturday. eva is on maternity leave but
once again we are thrilled to have linsey davis and stephanie ramos back at the desk this mornng. good morning to you both. >> glad to be here. good morning. >> yeah, it's great to be here. you are outnumbered this morning. >> that is the usual case around my house. very much used to that, but we're very excited to have you both here, and we have a busy morning as well. a lot of news to get to including the breaking news involving the manhunt overnight for the parents of the michigan school shooting suspect. >> the oakland county sheriff's office says james and jennifer crumbley were captured overnight. the couple did not turn themselves in on friday as expected. they now face involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the mass shooting at oxford high school. also overnight, a touching memorial held for the shooting victims. governor gretchen whitmer speaking at the tribute, which included songs sung by students and a ringing of the bells. abc's trevor ault is in pontiac with the details we're learning about the morning of the shooting and the charges facing ethan crumbley's parents. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, stephanie. the attorneys for james and jennifer crumbley insisted from
yesterday afternoon until late into the evening that the couple had no fled, that they were on their way back here to turn themselves in but law enforcement never bought that and overnight authorities say they found this couple distressed and hiding inside a commercial building about an hour away near detroit as their son was here locked up potentially facing life in prison. breaking overnight the fugitive parents of accused school shooter ethan crumbley captured and appearing in court. >> how do you plead as to count one? >> not guilty. >> reporter: the couple on the run for hours after being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with that deadly rampage in michigan that left four students dead. >> we have, in fact, taken into custody without incident james and jennifer crumbley, the fugitives involved in the oxford incident. >> reporter: authorities say the couple skipped their arraignment friday afternoon sparking a manhunt. the oakland county sheriff's office saying a business owner called 911 late last night after spotting the couple's car in a
detroit parking lot and jennifer crumbley nearby. >> i want you to put in two perimeters around, tight one around that vehicle and expand it further out. we got other resources coming your way. >> reporter: police say the couple was found hiding inside a commercial building and that someone had helped them get inside. >> we know who this person is. >> absolutely they could be facing charges. absolutely. >> reporter: as families of the victims mourn, now there's questions over whether there should have been more surveillance on the crumbleys before they disappeared. >> it wasn't on anyone's radar that this was even of a concern. >> reporter: oakland county prosecutor karen mcdonald speaking out overnight. >> i don't care who is to blame. you know what i want? i want some peace for this community. these people are in terrible, terrible pain. >> reporter: mcdonald claims james crumbley had his son with him as he bought the handgun used in the shooting on black friday. and on monday a teacher reported the suspect searching ammunition on his phone in class. and jennifer crumbley later texted her son about the
incident, quote, lol, i'm not mad at you. you have to learn not to get caught. the next day the morning of the shooting, prosecutors say another teacher reported a picture drawn by the teen that included a gun, a bullet and a person appearing shot and disturbing phrases like, "blood everywhere" and "the thoughts won't stop, help me." police say the parents came to the school and were required to get their son counseling within 48 hours, but they resisted taking their son home, and authorities say hours later, he committed a massacre. >> the notion that a parent could read those words and also know that their son had access to a deadly weapon that they gave him is unconscionable, and i think it's criminal. >> reporter: prosecutors say that gun was kept unlocked in the parents' bedroom drawer. though michigan does not require parents to lock up a weapon with a minor in the home, legal experts say the decision to bring these charges against the parents is unprecedented.
>> we have not seen a parent charged so far in any of the school shootings that have occurred to date, so this is, indeed, a groundbreaking change in what we normally see. >> reporter: and in the midst of all these wild revelations in the past 24 hours, we don't want to lose sight of the fact that four students' lives were lost here, hana st. juliana, madisyn baldwin, justin shilling and tate myre. in fact, today the university of michigan football team is going to be honor myre, a football player himself. they're going to be wearing these patches on their jersey, with his initials and his number, 42, along with four blue hearts for these four young lives lost. whit. >> our thoughts are with those families. all right, trevor, thank you. we do move now to the concerns over omicron. the new covid-19 variant has been detected in at least 12 states now after first being reported in the u.s. just three days ago. but delta continues to be the main concern with cases on the rise in nearly 60,000
coronavirus patients currently in the hospital. abc's elwyn lopez is at cdc headquarters in atlanta with the latest. elwyn, good morning. >> reporter: hey, whit, good morning. that new variant continues to pop up across the u.s. just days after the first confirmed case here was detected in california but public health officials reiterating, it's a cause for concern, not panic. this morning, as the reach of omicron grows in the u.s., early data now suggesting it could be spreading twice as fast as the delta variant at least in south africa. louisiana, missouri, utah, new jersey and pennsylvania now among the states with confirmed infections. >> we are working closely with state and local public health authorities to investigate suspect cases in other states. >> reporter: in nebraska, six cases linked to someone who recently returned from nigeria. >> there are many cases likely exposed to the first case through close household contact. >> reporter: and while there is
concern over what this highly mutated variant might bring, health officials stress that the biggest threat right now is delta. >> i know that the news is focused on omicron, but we should remember that 99.9% of cases in the country right now are from the delta variant. delta continues to drive cases across the country, especially in those who are unvaccinated. >> reporter: still the race to learn more about the new strain is underway. >> there's every reason to believe that if you get vaccinated and boosted, that you would have at least some degree of cross-protection very likely against severe disease, even against the omicron variant. >> reporter: and across the country a steady flow of people coming into clinics like this one for that extra dose of protection. >> i thought when i put the booster in, it would save your life.
>> reporter: the world health organization says there have been no reported deaths linked to omicron so far, and here in georgia, contact tracing is now under way after a woman from here traveled to new jersey where she tested positive with that new variant. whit. >> all right, elwyn, thank you. for more now we're joined by dr. john brownstein, chief innovation officer at boston children's hospital. good morning, doctor. it's always great to have you. a new study out of south africa we noted there that omicron is spreading twice as fast as the delta variant. what do you take away from that, and what is it that we still don't know about this variant? >> yeah, well, thanks, whit, for having me. the big question, is omicron more transmissible? and the early evidence is maybe. if you look at a few weeks ago in south africa there were about 200 to 300 cases a day, now there are over 15,000. that might be related to either increased transmissibility, spreading among the susceptible population or potential for immunovasion or reinfection. we just have to wait and see as more data comes in but this is why scientists are really concerned about this new
variant. >> we know that moderna and pfizer are now adjusting their vaccines to deal with omicron in the future saying they could be available in just a few months. what do you say to people, though, who hear that and may think to themselves, maybe i should just wait on getting vaccinated or boosted? >> yeah, i'm getting that question a lot. but, you know, it's important that these manufacturers are working on these new vaccines, they're an important hedge and i think ultimately down the road we'll need these new formulations but we have a surge of delta right now so it's important to get boosted and anecdotally those who have been vaccinated have only had mild illness when it comes to the omicron variant, so ultimately the vaccines we have available to us now are really our best ticket out of this pandemic at the moment. >> now, the biden administration announced new travel restrictions starting on monday. a negative test for all travelers coming into the u.s. within 24 hours, doesn't matter where you're coming from or your vaccination status, but now that the variant is already here, do these restrictions still make sense? >> well, i think, you know, the restrictions to certain parts of this globe probably don't make
sense. we scientists have known that likely omicron was being transmitted in this country for weeks, and that's what we found in the last couple of days, so ultimately specific targeted restrictions don't make sense, but exercising caution with travel overall makes sense, testing before travel, making sure that you're not bringing infection to other places, that makes sense. so new regulations around testing, great, but i don't think it makes sense to be targeting certain countries who are just really good at surveillance. >> dr. brownstein, thank you for your time this morning. we always appreciate it. >> thank you, whit. >> linsey, over to you. >> all right. thanks, whit. now to president biden who now says he will not accept vladimir putin's red line in ukraine as russia increases troops along the border. abc's white house correspondent maryalice parks is at the white house this morning. good morning, maryalice. >> reporter: linsey, good morning. u.s. officials say the situation there on the ukraine/russia border is growing more dramatic, that russia has significantly increased the number of combat
forces there. clearly the fear is that russia could be preparing a full-scale invasion of ukraine. ukrainian officials worry that could happen as soon as next month. i asked president biden yesterday about this, what he plans to do about this. he told me he's been in constant contact with our european allies. >> what i am doing is putting together what i believe to be -- will be the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very, very difficult for mr. putin to go ahead and do what people are worried he may do, but that's in play right now. >> reporter: now, white house press secretary jen psaki would not elaborate much on that. she said they are considering economic tools, economic sanctions. when she was asked if any of those initiatives are military in nature, she sidestepped. now, yesterday when president biden was leaving here and headed to camp david, he also said he expects to have a long discussion with putin about
this. we don't have a date set yet for a meeting or a call, but clearly the white house is also preparing for that. stephanie. >> maryalice parks for us at the white house, thank you so much. now to that deadly film shooting. the santa fe district attorney is responding to what alec baldwin said in his exclusive interview with our george stephanopoulos. kaylee hartung has the interview you'll only see right here on abc. >> reporter: this morning, new fallout from george stephanopoulos' exclusive interview with alec baldwin. >> honest to god, if i felt that i was responsible, i might have killed myself if i thought i was responsible, and i don't say that lightly. >> reporter: the santa fe district attorney who could press criminal charges reacting first on abc news. >> you can see that he is devastated by what happened. i think that we could all see that. he was not expecting that to happen, didn't want that to happen. >> reporter: for the first time, the actor describing the moment he shot halyna hutchins. >> i would never point a gun at anybody and pull a trigger at
them, never, never. that was the training i had. you don't point a gun and pull the trigger. >> reporter: baldwin saying he was following hutchins' directions during a rehearsal and never pulled the trigger. >> and i cocked the gun. i go, can you see that? can you see that? can you see that. then i let go of the hammer of the gun and the gun goes off. i let go of the hammer of the gun, the gun goes off. >> it wasn't in the script for the trigger to be pulled. >> well, the trigger wasn't pulled. i didn't pull the trigger. >> so you never pulled the trigger. >> no, no, no. >> reporter: the fbi examining that gun and the ballistics to see if they back up baldwin's story. the d.a. saying it may be early spring before the investigation is turned over to her. >> there's no evidence that this was intentional. this was clearly an accident, but perhaps a criminal accident. just because something is an accident doesn't mean that a criminal act didn't occur. >> alec baldwin told abc news he doesn't believe he will be criminally charged. is he correct to make that statement this early in the
investigation? >> i would not say that. >> reporter: baldwin saying he had no reason to suspect a live round could be in the gun and insisting he is not responsible for hutchins' death. >> your emotions are so clearly so right there on the surface. you felt shock. you felt anger. you felt sadness. >> yeah. >> do you feel guilt? >> no, no. i feel that there is -- i feel that someone is responsible for what happened, and i can't say who that is, but i know it's not me. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kaylee hartung, abc news, los angeles. >> you can watch more with kaylee's interview with the district attorney friday on a special edition of "20/20" and you can see george's entire interview with alec baldwin streaming now on hulu. guys, just an incredible interview to watch. >> powerful conversation for sure. we do want to transition and get a check of the forecast. rob marciano is here. we know that winter officially
has arrived, but snow in hawaii as i'm calling up my in-laws. what is happening? >> it's arrived in the u.s. you haven't seen it in the lower 48 but we're seeing it in hawaii. blizzard warnings there atop the volcanoes. there's the observatory. you can barely see it. we've got blizzard warnings there, mauna loa lookout. up to a foot of snow possible and it's blowing sideways and where it's below the elevation, we're looking at flooding potential here. across the lower 48, this is not good. 6% covered in snow. that is way below average, places like denver, colorado, still haven't seen measurable snowfall this year, that's blowing out their record. they typically get it in october or november. and looking ahead for the next couple of weeks, below average precipitation including denver, above average across parts of the northeast and warmer temperatures as well. that's a check on what's
>> all right, turning now to a fun family rivalry taking center stage this championship football weekend. dr. hodges and ferguson grew up loving the georgia bulldogs. that love became problematic when dr. ferguson's son joined alabama's offensive line. take a look at this. >> and he is gone. touchdown, georgia. >> reporter: this morning keeping your friends close and your enemies closer has a whole new meaning. >> a house divided. >> reporter: doctors terrance ferguson and bernard hodges, co-stars of national
geographic's "critter fixers country vets" has a relationship like no other that started three decades ago sharing the same passion. >> we love sports. >> we're in the south. you know, we are football country. we're in the s.e.c. country, so it's almost like if you're born here, it just magically happens. >> reporter: but this morning that friendship is on the sidelines as the bulldogs face off against the university of alabama. >> we both grew up georgia fans, all the way back to herschel walker, you know, all through the day. but my son is a freshman at the university of alabama offensive line so for me now it's 100% roll tide. >> reporter: all friendships are like a roller coaster, but for these two, the downs are just as fun as the ups. >> it's great fun. >> it is great fun. >> we have two different teams to root for and we heckle each other a little bit. >> he almost got me to say roll. i have said roll. i haven't got quite to it but definitely in support of t.j., he's an amazing kid.
and i'm like, go, alabama for almost every game except when they play these guys. >> it's going to be a fun day. that is just one of the games with big playoff implications today. david pollack joins us now to break it down from espn "college gameday." good morning, david, from atlanta, georgia. the s.e.c. championship, georgia/alabama. alabama, unusual, they're an underdog. what are the implications of today's game? >> ah, well, for georgia, it appears to be none, which is kind of crazy. i mean, everybody kind of feels like they could lose and still be the number one, two, three or four team in the country, probably not number one if alabama beat them. but for alabama, if they lose they're out. obviously there could be some chaos and maybe change your opinion, but these two teams have met before. you know, listen, it's been close games. they've played for the national championship. they played in the s.e.c. championship. they're always close games. kirby has to find a way to beat nick saban. >> the student trying to be the teacher again. there's a lot of fierce matchups
today, especially here on abc. we've got the big 12 game happening at noon, oklahoma state/baylor. if the pokes win, are they in? what's going to happen today? >> if they win they need help still, and we don't know what the committee will do. oklahoma state and cincinnati, we could be measuring those two teams against each other. who looks good today? in the big 12 championship game, it's a rematch versus baylor. the committee has baylor has a top ten team, so oklahoma state has a chance to prove something the last week of the season, add a big 12 championship to their resume and then see where it goes. it'll be interesting. i think there's more chaos but they're fighting michigan, fighting alabama, fighting cincinnati, fighting notre dame. all those teams are fighting for maybe possibly those last two or three spots. >> the bearcats are 12-0. they're undefeated. they obviously have to win today, but that doesn't guarantee them a spot, does it? >> it doesn't. but the committee obviously has
them in the top four and they've talked about them with a tremendous amount of respect. here's a great thing for cincinnati. one of the teams you're jockeying position for is notre dame, and you went to their place and beat them by double digits. so that's a good thing for cincinnati. and, again, every big game this year cincinnati has faced whether it's smu, ucf, notre dame, they come to play and they play great and won convincingly so they do that again today there is a good chance they'll be in the playoffs. >> it is going to be interesting and it all comes down to what happens today. >> it's going to be fun. >> you guys launch things off at 9:00 a.m. as always on espn, "college gameday." thank you, david. i think we should go to an eight-game playoff. that would solve a lot of these problems. we talk about it every year. >> i was kind of paying attention but is that a christmas tie? >> reindeer. >> it's that time of year. >> getting started early. >> what i learned earlier, that also doubles as st. patrick's day tie. >> perfect. two holidays out of one tie. >> eco-friendly with the wardrobe. >> sounds good. rob, we'll talk to you soon. >> still ahead on "gma," caught on camera, thieves following an unsuspecting victim home then beating and robbing him. these kind of robberies on the
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♪ tonight, tonight, it all begins tonight ♪ welcome back to "gma" on this saturday morning. we are now less than a week away from steven spielberg's much-awaited version of "west side story" hitting theaters next friday, december 10th. mark the calendars. coming up in our "gma" cover story, we hear what it was like behind the scenes from spielberg and the cast. that's coming up in our next hour, but first we're going to have a duet by these two. >> oh, yes. >> no, she -- stephanie actually has a wonderful voice. >> thank you, guys. i just can't help but sing. such a classic. >> mine not meant for public consumption. so only during the commercials. >> no, no, no. >> either way we are excited about that coming up. first, though, let's go ahead and take
a look at some of the other big stories we're following happening right now. civil rights attorney ben crump wants the fbi to investigate the death of jelani day as a hate crime saying he and day's family have lost patience with local authorities. the 25-year-old black illinois state university graduate medical student went missing on august 24th. his body was then found a month later in the illinois river. also right now, the jury is set for the trial of former minnesota police officer kimberly potter. she's charged with manslaughter in the murder of daunte wright. potter claims she drew her handgun by mistake thinking it was her taser during the fatal traffic stop. that was last april. opening statements are expected to begin on wednesday. and after being delayed for days because of orbiting space junk, two astronauts finally left the international space station to carry out a space walk replacing a broken antenna. mission control is now telling the crew the station needs to move into a lower orbit to avoid an old u.s. rocket fragment. lots of space junk lately. >> sounds like a work hazard.
we are back now to that alarming trend of so-called follow home robberies taking place all around los angeles. police are setting up a special task force at this point, and this morning we're also looking at ways that can help keep you safe. abc's alex presha is in los angeles with more. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, linsey. these follow home robberies are bold, some even happening in broad daylight. brazen and violent, watch as this group of three coming back from a late dinner is robbed at gunpoint. this ring doorbell video triggering the los angeles police department's investigation into what it says is the latest in a series of follow home robberies in the area. a camera rolls as two suspects approach their victims wearing law enforcement-style tactical vests. they even had police badges. the attackers forced their way inside the home. three other suspects joined them as they plunder inside. law enforcement learned about
the robbery as this video circulated online. >> it's frightening. it's awful. it's just unfortunate we live in a society that has degenerated to this level. we've got to do something about this. >> reporter: earlier this week this mother cornered and robbed while walking with her infant in her own driveway. police say two men stole a diaper bag and a bottle cooler before jumping into a nearby car and taking off. that mother and child left unharmed. still the hancock park neighborhood where it happened is on edge. >> it's really, really upsetting when somebody follows you right into your driveway. you know what i mean? you're not expecting that. >> that's so crazy because that could be us. >> reporter: the lapd's police chief says since the first of the year, there have been more than 150 of these follow home robberies resulting in at least two deaths. many of these robberies happening in neighborhoods like hollywood, wilshire and west l.a. so far lapd has made 36 arrests. it says it's often tipped off by the suspects themselves, bragging about their loot on social media. >> i think the bigger picture is you're seeing an organized
effort by organized gangs and organized crimes and a network of people with leadership structure and some degree of organization. they're going on and doing these things. >> reporter: experts telling us the key to protecting yourself is often remaining aware of your surroundings. >> if you do think you're being followed while you're driving home, continue driving, feel free to call 911 and say that you believe that you're being followed and have an officer potentially intercept you. >> reporter: also, guys, it's the holidays. a target rich time for robbers. for one, people are buying and storing gifts and then also holiday parties which usually translates into people loosening up. our experts saying that even while celebrating, you have to remain vigilant. guys. >> absolutely, good advice. do not let your guard down. >> all right. >> thanks so much, alex. it's time to check in with rob marciano and it looks like you have some flooding behind you.
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shows that this year ordering your gifts on time is more important than ever, and deidre bolton has more on potential shipping delays. deidre, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. and that is right. some shoppers saying they ordered gifts weeks ago, and they are taking just that amount of time to arrive, so from toys to artificial christmas trees to all kinds of gifts, experts are warning of possible shortages and delays on many items so looking at the shipping deadlines. here they are. december 15th, this is the last day for retail ground shipping for the post office, u.p.s. and fedex. now, you can push a few more days if you're willing to pay for priority for usps or for select service from either of the two commercial carriers. by category, here's what we're buying. we are expected to spend the most this holiday on clothing and accessories then gift cards then electronics, but no matter what gifts you're choosing, experts say that the covid-related supply chain
issues and reports of slower shipping means the earlier you shop and send, the better. with that in mind, kristen mcgraff from retailmenot says last minute is sooner than you think. they're wanting to reduce exposure to shipping delays so they're encouraging in-store pickup. some, for example like target is issuing $5 coupons to shoppers as incentive to do curbside or in-store pickup so the idea, you go home with gifts in your bag or your car's trunk. you're happy with the retailer, your experience and your gift gets into the right hands on the right day. back to you guys. >> thanks so much, deidre. >> the takeaway on that last minute is sooner than expected. >> exactly. get on it. >> of course, the buying, the shopping, shipping just adds to the amount of holiday stress that many of us go through this time of year. janai norman recently spoke with an expert to give some advice. >> let's talk about something pretty much all of us feel this time of year, holiday stress. for strategies to deal with the pressure, let's check in with life coach and fitness expert, andrea marcellus. andrea, thank you so much for being with us this morning.
stress can build up so easily and in some cases before we even realize it. and you say that acknowledgement is the first step to tackling that stress. >> yes, and rather than kind of running away from our anxiety, i like to help people kind of lean into it and use it for fuel. and we can just do a few simple things to help reframe our brain and get out of that kind of anxious place and activate our positive brain centers, which will not only make us feel better in the moment but energize us toward positive possibility and accomplishing things. >> you say that curiosity can be a valuable tool. this is so interesting. how is that? >> curiosity is the tool of life. any time we are feeling super stressed, if we just activate that prefrontal cortex, that's the part of our brain that solves problems, so i ask people to keep a short list of things you'd like to know a little bit
more about, and rather than just mindlessly scrolling on your phone, take that time to learn something. it helps you put yourself in a place where you're thinking about what might be rather than what might go wrong. >> this is fascinating. once you have gained that knowledge, you've used that curiosity, you're putting it to use. what do you do with it? >> well, first of all, it just puts you in a frame of mind where anything you go to do, you're now coming at it from a place of positive possibility rather than from negativity. >> and you are a fitness expert, so what are some quick and easy physical actions that we can do to combat stress any time? >> one of the things you can do is just a very quick balance move. any kind of a balance move and then you could just lift your foot and lift it in conjunction with any kind of breathing pattern, so you might inhale up and exhale down on four counts. that takes your prefrontal
cortex, your cerebellum and your hippocampus. those are all your positive brain centers and, guess what, your brain can't multitask. if you're accomplishing that activity it shuts off that for a short while just enough to reframe you. >> andrea, thank you so much for joining us, and happy holidays to you. >> thank you so much. pleasure to be here. >> tips you can use all year round and apparently in the studio. >> i was going to say. everybody is working on their prefrontal cortex right here at "gma." >> we're all balancing. coming up on "good morning america," meet the pint-size picasso that we've been telling you about. he is the talk of the art world. that's coming up. ancing. coming up on "good morning america," meet the pint-size picasso we've been telling you about. he is the talk of the art world. that's coming up. back on "gma" with the story ♪ ♪ make the yule-tide gay. ♪ ♪ ♪ from now on our troubles will be miles away. ♪
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back now on "gma" with the story of a 10-year-old -- he's just 10 years old -- painting prodigy making a splash in the art world. abc's victor oquendo got a chance to meet this very talented young man. >> reporter: it's art week in miami. the annual event drawing some of the most talented artists from around the world and collectors to display their work. among the masterpieces worth millions, the standout artist this year is only 10 years old. >> i wanted to do one on canvas. >> reporter: meet andres valencia from san diego, california. how old were you when you did this? >> maybe i was 9. >> reporter: after watching a film about jean-michel basquiat, he told his parents he can paint like that. >> this is totally self-taught? >> it's self-taught. you know, sometimes i ask him, why, why -- why the cigarette? and he said why not? he said, george condo uses
cigarettes on some of his paintings. >> reporter: during the pandemic his parents bought him large canvases to pass the time during lockdown, and he honed in his skills. he's the youngest artist ever here, and this is actually his first show. "the observer," how did you come up with the name "the observer"? >> he has a lot of eyes. >> reporter: his paintings just like the greats are in demand. every piece sold. >> the paint had to dry to do the shading. >> reporter: part of each sale going to the perry j. cohen foundation which is led by pamela cohen. >> he's really a prodigy. he really is. what's most amazing and what touches me the most is at 10 years old, not only being a great artist, he's also donating a portion of the proceeds of the artwork to the perry j. cohen foundation, so he's a philanthropist also. >> reporter: andres has a message for all painters, young and old. >> to keep trying and to not stop. >> no matter what?
>> uh-huh. >> always keep trying? >> yeah. >> andres, can i buy in early? >> i know. seriously. >> that stuff is going to be off the charts. really stunning and just 10. >> incredible. >> such a bright future ahead. we'll be right back with our "play of the day." why is la roche-posay recommended by over 90,000 dermatologists worldwide? because we bring you effective skincare that makes a difference. like la roche-posay double repair face moisturizer with dermatologist-recommended ingredients, including ceramide and niacinamide. double action helps repair skin's protective barrier after one hour and provide 48 hour hydration. so, no matter your skin type, even sensitive, you can have healthy-looking skin with la roche posay double repair face moisturizer. you get more with aarp medicare advantage plans from unitedhealthcare. like free yearly eye exams... plus free designer frames and prescription lenses. ♪ wow! ♪ ♪ uh-huh. ♪ so go ahead. take advantage now.
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♪ ♪ all right, we are back now with our "play of the day" and 'tis the season for some strange sights, right? check out this one here, one driver spotted while sitting in his car in new jersey the other day. you see that. looks like a christmas tree on two wheels. yes, look closely. there's the replay. uh-huh. daniel conners taking this video of a cyclist pedaling down the street commenting, i don't know who that person is, but i hope they made a lot of people happy. they're definitely making us happy. that's one way to show off your faux fir. >> ba-dum-dum. >> fir, f-i-r, not f-u-r. you know it's a bad dad joke
when you have to explain it afterwards. google it, and we'll get there together. coming up here, "gma" is now two hours on saturdays and still ahead, the latest on the breaking news we've been following. the parents of accused school shooter ethan crumbley arrested after the hunt for them ends for them overnight. "gma's" cover story sitting down with the cast of "west side story" and director steven spielberg. >> announcer: t-minus the countdown is on, michael strahan, liftoff, rocket to space. >> abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. today, san jose is holding the annual stuff the bus to collect toys for kids. you can drop off any unread boy for children ages zero to 14 years old. throw be a drive-through lane set up. it will be near cesar chavez for the dropbox. bring a toy, you can meet the san jose earthquakes goalie.
you also meet estee sharkey. it will be from five until nine. also today, it is a smart holiday express try. can donate a toy. it is setting up a socially distance drop off visitors festive music and holiday goodies. their future rides on smart. drop-off is from two until four. that is at the hamilton station. abc 7's parent company is helping disney. we are proud to support the disney ultimate toy drive, supporting toys for tots. for more information or to donate, visit disd.com/toy drive. we are going to check in with a quick look at the accuweather forecast. >> good morning. one of cloud cover ended dense fog advisory. there is an eighth of a mile of visibility. it is hazy in the south bay. for miles in san jose, and look at that. you can see just a little bit of the hills there peeking out. oakland and mountain view, we
are looking at the golden gate bridge and there are no problems there. 49 santa rosa, and 60. morgan hill. thank you. >> up next, the parents of a suspect in the mass shooting and michigan high school are captured in rain it where investigators found them hiding, earlier this morning. and of students are forced quarantine after parent sent their children to class with covid. how officials are responding. abc 7 news at eight, next.
>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> it appears to be distressed, and they were in a commercial building at we were able to take them into custody without incident. >> the parents of a teenager who killed or high school students is now in custody. the fbi and u.s. marshals are helping with the search overnight. i other person could face charges for helping them hide. it is saturday, september 4. it is 8 a.m.. who live, and wherever you stream. i am in for liz. we are going to get to that story. in just a moment, first, we are going to have a nice, doesn't start your morning. good morning. >> good morning. we have a lot of cloud coverage and fog. it is really out at the delta, so that is