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lives. the deadly discovery at a top children's hospital. former patients saying they were exposed to mold found in the hospital's operating rooms that's led to six child deaths speaking out prince andrew's accuser, that much-anticipated interview. >> there's only one of us telling the truth, and i know that's me >> what she says about the night this photo with the queen's son was taken, and growing calls for him to tell all to u.s. authorities about jeffrey epstein. and the price you pay. this cyber monday shattering records where you can still score some amazing deals. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening the postthanksgiving re-entry has been no eaer alerts tonight the snow falling here in new york city right now at the height of the evening rush with more to come, part of a rf nor'easter sweeping from tennessee to maine, delaying and stranding
returning thanksgiving weekend travelers, burying many communities in snow and leaving several people dead. our team is in place to cover it all, starting with gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: tonight the first major snowstorm of the season is slamming the northeast. >> i'm happy i have off work because i wouldn't be prepared for this. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people are without power across the region. massachusetts and connecticut are bracing for more snow overnight. the powerful system now being blamed for at least seven deaths nationwide. >> last year we had a good winter, so you know, take it as it goes, i guess. >> reporter: seven counties in new york are under a state of emergency. 300 national guard members deployed 42,000 snowplow foerators are on >> reporter: police have already responded to more than 700 snow. >> i'm kathy park in albany, new york, where the snow
intensified again this afternoon. and with more snow expected tonight, the digging out has been nonstop. >> reporter: among the highest snowfall totals in the midwest, 23 inches in minnesota, 12 in michigan and 6 in wisconsin. the storm overturning semis from north dakota to connecticut. and in pennsylvania, one driver was killed when his suv spun out of control authorities urging drivers to be careful with more snow on the way. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, morristown, new jersey this is tom costello in a snow-covered cornfield in south dakota, the tragic end to a thanksgiving weekend hunting trip of 12 family members aboard, only 3 survived the ntsb now inspecting the remains of the single-engine pc-12 near the small town of chamberlain. sources say the plane had been sitting for more t takeoff around 12:35 saturday on an icy runway the plane went down just a mile from the airport in tblthen
turned to ice, which then turned to snow mixed with incredibly high wind conditions >> reporter: on board, a prominent idaho falls family returning home they had also worked to alleviate hunger overseas jim hansen jr. and kirk hansen, founders of the kyani nutritional supplement company, were killed along with their father, sons, sons-in-law and a grandson, including two minors rescuers managed to pull three surviving members from the wreckage. >> we wanted to make the world better and when you have citizens like that, it's just -- it's a tragedy to see them gone because all the good work that they did goes with them. >> reporter: a horrific accident during one of the year's busiestrads a record-breaking 3 million air travelers on sunday alone navigating through the massive winter storm with thousands of delays and cancellations continuing on through today. so far todaywehad 50 -t
5,300 delays, 775 flight cancellations and aside from the west coast and san francisco, most of that is centered between philadelphia up to boston delays in some cases, lester, up to three hours tonight. back to you. >> all right, tom costello at reagan airport tonight. meteorologist dylan dreyer is tracking it all. dylan, we're in the middle of it here now. what are we in for tonight and tomorrow >> reporter: well, lester, through the night we are still going to continue to see heavy bands of snow spin in off the ocean. 42 million people are under winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings now, the storm will still produce snow through the mid-atlantic tonight, tomorrow morning across southern new england we'll see bands of heavier snow, then it moves up across maine as o into tuesday evening we are looking for an additional widespread 1 to 2 inches of snowfall with as much as 8 inches through down east maine, especially through the day tomorrow now, even though the snow winds down tomorrow, lester, the winds will still bys at the airport. >> yeah, we're certainly feeling them
here dylan, thank you. also developing, a potential disaster averted today when an officer shot a student who had pulled out a gun in his high school west of milwaukee. molly hunter is there tonight. >> reporter: today at waukesha south high school, that same terrifying scene, then relief just after 10:00 a.m., a student reported that another student had a gun. a school resource officer responded. within minutes, additional officers arrived on scene. >> we have him at gunpoint he won't take his hands out of his pocket. >> reporter: according to police, the student repeatedly ignored officers' commands. >> the suspect removed the handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers >> reporter: police say that's when an officer was forced to fire >> shots fired, shots fired. >> reporter: for students locked down in their cddenlaro you hear gunshots outside your classroom, and then a scream. >> didn't know if the shots were fak i -- the i just didn't know -- i didn't want to believe if it was like real or
not. >> reporter: just totally confusing, the whole thing? >> yeah, exactly, yeah never been in anything like this before. >> reporter: the 17-year-old male suspect now at the hospital in stable condition. the police chief says the officer, an 11-year veteran, acted within protocol, and there were no other injuries >> well, when something like this happens, it hits home, and you re-evaluate everything and the love for somebody, it really shines. >> reporter: so many parents feeling that kind of relief tonight, knowing today could have ended very differently. and all the kids i spoke with here told me that the lockdown drills they've been through really helped. and todaythat training kicked in tomorrow they'll be back in school lester >> all right, molly hunter, thank you. back inside now. and at this hour in new orleans, an intense manhunt is under way for the gunman who shot and wounded ten people near the famed french y released surveillance video shows the moment of the shootings and a crowd of people running. questioning but later was
directed to have sexual encounters with prince andrew is appealing to the british public to believe her side of the story, saying she was trafficked to london by convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. stephanie gosk has details. >> it was a really scary time in my life. i had just been abused by a member of a royal family. >> reporter: tonight, virginia giuffre in prime time, taking her case straight to the british people in an interview on the bbc giuffre says she was directed to have sexual encounters with prince andrew three times, starting when she was just 17. the first time in london, the night she says this photo was taken. allegedly, they went to a nightclub with epstein associate ghislaine maxwell. >>is ever seen in my life i mean, it was horrible and this guy was sweating all over me, but i knew i had to keep him happy because that's what jeffrey and ghislaine would expect from me. >> reporter: prince
andrew denies having sex with giuffre and sae esn't even remember meeting her the queen's second son casts doubt on the authenticity of the now-infamous photo. >> that's me, but whether that's my hand or whether that's the position that i -- i -- but i don't -- i have simply no recollection of the photograph ever being taken. >> people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses, like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored i mean, come on. i'm calling bs on this because that's what it is >> reporter: giuffre's sit-down with the bbc was taped prior to andrew's interview, which was considered disastrous and led to the prince stepping down from his official royal duties. >> i implore the people in the uk to stand up beside me, to help me fight this fight, to not accept this as being okay >> reporter: giuffre in demanding prince andrew testify under oath in the u.s. about his friendshith jeffrey epstein. stephanie gosk, nbc news also in britain,
more heartbreak as the two victims of friday's terrorist attack on london bridge were remembered and new video and eyewitness accounts emerge nbc's bill neely is there tonight. >> reporter: grief at vigils today the girlfriend of one of those murdered breaking down. the two victims of friday's rampage had tried to help the man who killed them, hoping to rehabilitate convicted terrorist usman khan he might have killed more, but a group of heroes using a fire extinguisher and a whale tusk tackled him before police opened fire a california professor saw the killer strike. >> i saw people die. i saw things that i'm never going to be able to unsee. >> reporter: the killer's own lawyer says he fo that he'd reformed even a decade ago. >> i ain't no terrorist. >> reporter: but he was convicted of plotting to bomb the u.s. embassy, then released early britain's leader now using this as an election weapon.
>> i campaigne years. >> reporter: one victim's father hitting back at support for this, tweeting, "don't use my son's death to promote your vial propaganda." into this shocked city tonight comes president trump. he's been critical before of london's response to terror and insulted the mayor bruise london tonight, brace for more >> all right, bill neely, thank you. and the president is in the uk for the nato summit. tonight as the impeachment inquiry enters a new phase here at home the trip comes after his legal team rejected an invitation to take part in the new hearings here's hallie jackson. >> reporter: landing in london late tonight, the president set for a t-wi nas while a new phase of the impeachment inquiry ramps up at home. erybody knows it. >> reporter: the white house is choosing not to participate in a key public hearing wednesday, blasting a, quote,ly
broken process with the top democrat now calling that decision unfortunate, republicans defending the president with new fallout today after an explosive moment on "meet the press. republican senator john kennedy now standing by his comments, citing several news articles when asked about the criticism he's been pushing a kremlin talking point by suggesting ukraine interfered with the 2016 election. that's despite widespread consensus russia was behind it. >> the fact that russia was so aggressive does not exclude the fact that president poroshenko actively worked for secretary clinton. now, if i'm wrong and if -- >> actively worked for secretary -- you now have a president of ukraine saying he actively worked for the democratic nominee for president. i mean, now, come on i mean, i've got to put up -- you real maniz, vladimir putin yo are you at all concerned that you've get american been duped politicians to do. >> just
read te to support kennedy's claim. and new tonight, a report from republicans on key committees backs the president, saying last month's public hearings showed no evidence of wrongdoing democrats are set to release their report tomorrow before the judiciary committee takes over lester >> all right, hallie jackson, thanks. a surprise shake-up for the chicago police department superintendent eddie johnson fired after what mayor lori lightfoot called a series of ethical lapses coming a month before his planned retirement lightfoot accused johnson of lying about an incident in october when he was found asleep at the wheel. johnson blamed it on medication, but lightfoot said he admitted to drinking that night. a major reversal for a lawmaker accused of campaign finance violations republican congressman duncan hunter is now set to change his plea to guilty after his wife agreed to testify against him. let's get more from nbc's pete williams. >> good morning. >> reporter: after spending more than a year fighting the federal charges and insisting they werthe ial tply
at a hearing scheduled for tuesday in san diego. federal prosecutors charged him and his wife, margaret, who was also his campaign treasurer, with spending $200,000 they received in campaign contributions on themselves -- dental bills, exotic vacations, video games and home repairs, and more than $500 to fly their pet rabbit across the country prosecutors said the couple joked that his purchase of hawaiian shorts could be described in campaign reports as golf balls for wounded warriors prosecutors said hunter also used campaign money to facilitate affairs with five women. margaret hunter pleaded guilty five nt on him, but he tried to blame her, saying she's the one who managed the ne he ton kusi today why he will no longer fight the charges. >> i think it's ree reasons, and those three reasons are my kids. >> reporter: hunter is running for re-election after 11
years in the house, but the county republican party no longer supports him and he felon, assuming he gets no long prison sentence he can continue to serve in congress, unless he's ousted by a vote of his colleagues or the people back home lester >> pete williams thank you, pete. a beloved hollywood star has died shelley morrison was best known for playing rosario salazar, the no-nonsense maid on nbc's "will & grace. she became an instant hit with the wise-cracking role shelley morse yoon 83. just ahead as we continue tonight, the hidden killer inside a children's hospital that went on for years. how did the hospital not know what was hiding inside the operating room, striking children? a class-action lawsuit to tell you about tonight. also on this cyber monday, the major deals still left we'll tell you about the hottest items and the deepest discounts in the days ahead.
>> reporter: tonight, attorneys announcing a class-action lawsuit against seattle children's hospital, claiming young patients were infected by aspergillus mold due to negligent maintenance of the air handling system. the hospital acknowledging last month at least 14 patients were sickened by the mold since 2001, including aiden wills, diagnosed with aspergillus fungal infection in january of 2009 after undergoing a procedure. he died two months later. >> simply put, we failed. >> reporter: in all, six patients died after becomi >>ooking back, we should have made the connection sooner. >> reporter: the hospital has since taken several of its operating rooms out of service after detecting dangerous levels of aspergillus in the air filtration system, causing them osor outsource operations for thousands of patients aspergillu common md found in soil and dust, inhaled by millions every day. >> for most of us, getting exposed on a issue.basis
>> reporter: but for those with vulnerable immune systems, it can be harmful. >> one of the more dangerous places for this mold to be present are in operating rooms, especially in children's hospitals, because during and after the surgery, their immune system's going to be compromised. they can't fight it off. >> reporter: the hospital did not respond to nbc's request for comment today, but last month said it is in the process of installing new air filtration systems in several of the operating rooms that have been shut down lester >> steve patterson, thanks. up next, cyber monday is almost over, but there are still big deals to be had. we're going to tell you where.
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discounts, all of this expected to propel amazon to have its best day in company history. ♪ the most tack talked about surprises this holiday season, lol surprise dolls, madden 20 and frozen ii toys. and some of the best cyber monday discounts, hertz offering discounts on future car rentals if you pay up frontlue hocking $3 fares on some routes between now and february 15th. and rei is slashing 50% off online and in store through december 8th, and target rolling out deep discounts every day from bedding to beauty but tonight the shopping sprint will peak just before midnight consumers estimated to spend $11 million a minute in the final hour of the day, jo ling kent, nbc news, rialto, california. up next, a surprise wedding guest and her incredible bond with the bride after a life-saving match.
in tonight's "inspiring america," the bride and the wedding guest she'd never met after a life-saving gift here's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: an extra special celebration on sarah russell's wedding day with someone she had never met. >> all i said to her i think was "i love you so much," and i think that's all she said to me, too. >> reporter: sarah is a nurse in the nation's capital eight years ago, she enrolled in an international bone marrow registry. >> it started with a simple cheek swab from myself. >> gone. >> reporter: far away in ohio, kinley stroll had been losing her fight with leukemia. sarah was her miracle match for a bone marrow transplant. >> i feel like i'm a part of her and i feel like she's a part of me. >> and thank you will never be enough. >> reporter: kinley's mom, michelle, wanted to know who saved her daughter's life.
she sent sarah an email with a photo of kinley >> the generosity of someone like you is truly amazing. >> if i could be one person that helped her beat cancer and fulfill all her dreams and hopes, i want to be that person for her. [ applause ] >> reporter: kinley, now 14 and cancer-free, was invited to sarah's wedding. >> she gave me something from her, and so, i feel like we're just bonded "because of you i liveal gift. on. >> reporter: a gift of life and a bond forever. >> save someone's life like sarah saved mine. >> kevin tibbles, arlington, virginia.[cheers an]
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