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good morning, breaking overnight, captured. >> the vehicle is a black kia. it's the possible vehicle of the two parents of the oxford situation. >> the parents of the accused michigan school shooter in custody this morning after an urgent manhunt, their disappearance coming hours after they were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter for the deadly school shooting. rapid spread. new cases of the omicron variant found in several more states overnight, with health experts warning it could move even faster than the deadly delta strain.
the question still lingering could it turn deadly? are vaccines effective against it? and what about those holiday get-togethers? mega church money mystery, an incredible discovery this week by a plumber working in joel osteen's texas church. >> went to move a toilet, and i moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall. >> those envelopes stuffed with cash and now police are investigating if they are connected to a case where more than a half million dollars was stolen from the church several years ago. all of that plus blizzard in paradise. a rare warning issued in hawaii with up to a foot of snow possible and winds that could top out at 100 miles an hour. a forecast that has a lot of people saying aloha winter, today, saturday, december 4th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with peter alexander, kristen welker, and dylan dreyer.
welcome back to "today." thanks for joining us on this saturday morning. how about that scene in hawaii? surfs up and so are the snow totals in that state? >> it's going to be make for interesting for surfing for sure. we are following developing stories this morning, including the breaking news of the parents of 15-year-old ethan crumbley now in police custody discovered in a building in detroit overnight, miles from the canadian border they're facing charges for failing to keep a gun out of their son's hands despite warning signs. also overnight, more states identifying the omicron variant. the numbers are still low and cases seem to be mild so far, but health experts say there is still a lot we do not know about it and it appears to be
spreading more than twice as quickly as the delta variant. we want to get to our top story the overnight arrest of the warrants in the deadly school shooting. megan fitzgerald is following all of it from michigan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the couple of was arrested just a few hours ago after a massive man hunt and even a $10,000 reward. this morning, james and jennifer crumbley are in custody after an hours long manhunt led to their arrest overnight. >> vehicle is a black kia. it's the possible vehicle of the two parents of the oxford situation. >> reporter: the couple of found hiding in a commercial building after police received a tip. >> they certainly appeared to be distressed. >> reporter: authorities say they failed to show up for their arraignment friday before they were captured hours later. they're each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with
tuesday's attack at oxford high school. but the attorneys said they planned on turning themselves in. all this as new details about the couple of's action in the leadup to the shooting. >> the facts of this case are so egregious. >> reporter: the prosecutor saying 15-year-old ethan crumbley was with his father last week when he purchased a handgun. his mother saying on social media it was her son's, quote, christmas present. authorities say there were warning signs earlier in the week. his parents allegedly ignoring calls from the school. his mother texting her son, quote, lol, i'm not mad at you. you have to learn not to get caught. and then the day of the attack, a teacher discovering disturbing drawings made by the suspect. >> a drawing of a handgun pointing at the words, quote, the thoughts won't stop help me, end quote. >> reporter: both parents were called to the school and shown
the drawings but they never searched their son's backpack or told the school their son had access to a gun. >> the notion a parent could read those words and know their son had access to a deadly weapon, that they gave him, is unconscionable. and i think it's criminal. >> reporter: the suspect was allowed to return to class. hours later investigators say he went on a shooting spree. not long after an alleged text from jennifer crumbley to her son saying, quote, ethan, don't do it. meanwhile, after hearing about the incident prosecutors say james crumbley went back to his home to search for the gun. realizing it was missing he called 911 saying his son may be the shooter. now the school superintendent is defending the school's decision saying disciplinary action against the suspect wasn't warranted but prosecutors say their investigation isn't over and it's possible school officials could face charges. >> megan fitzgerald in michigan
this morning. thanks very much. we want to bring in legal analyst danny se val losers. thank you for being here. the parents fled, they were found overnight. how might that impact the case against them? the fact that they didn't turn themselves in? >> unquestionably. the prosecution in this case is going to use that fact in an argument for at least higher bail or arguably no bail. but, of course, the defendants are going to argue instead something like hey, we were going to come in but we were just trying to lay low because there was so much negative publicity out there. the prosecutor probably won't buy that explanation and will ask for higher bail when the time comes. >> the parents here are charged with involuntary manslaughter meaning they are held accountable for those four deaths. how rare is that? how strong is the prosecution's case here.
there's no law in michigan that says they must lock up any gun in their home. >> it's uncommon but not unprecedented, certainly in michigan. a few years ago the michigan court of appeals upheld a similar liability involuntary manslaughter for a parent who left an unsecured gun around children with tragic results. so the prosecution here has a path to conviction because in michigan courts have interpreted involuntary manslaughter to encompass this kind of behavior but it is rather novel to hold parents responsible for their children getting access to a firearm and then atrocities lik allegedly occurred here. but i expect we may see it as a trend moving forward for prosecutors in a state like michigan which may not have gun securing laws to apply it to traditional theories of homicide like involuntary manslaughter
which is not gun specific. >> you talk about liability and a lot of people are focused on the school, because something extraordinary happened the morning of the shooting the school called in the alleged shooter and his parents, urged the parents to get him counseling immediately. but then, he was allowed to go back to class. he apparently was even wearing a backpack where they believe the gun was being i think a lot of people are o wondering could the school be held liable as well. >> based on the prosecutor's statements at her press conference yesterday, i don't think that the story is over i think that it is just beginning as to the investigation of the school. traditionally when it comes to civil liability, it is much harder to hold a public school or a government entity responsible than it is a private corporation or private individual however, that certainly a possible if they did something egregious enough and i think we're only just beginning to look into what
happened at that school and with a administrators did and most importantly what they knew and when they knew it about this child >> the case continues to unfold. danny, thank you so much for your insights. now to the coronavirus pandemic and the very latest on the omicron variant that has been identified in at least 11 states there are still so many unknowns about omicron but health experts say that it does seem clear that the strain is spreading more quickly than the delta variant kathy park is at the jaf avits center and health officials are racing to contact everyone who was there at the same time >> reporter: good morning. that's right contact tracing is now under way for the more than 50,000 people who attended and anime conventio here last month after a minnesota man who was fully vaccinated tested positive for the new variant. health officials say omicron is
cause for concern but we shouldn't panic. this morning cases of the omicron variant on the rise, found in at least 11 states as health officials brace for more infections nebraska among the latest to join the list with one person showing symptoms after returning from my gearnigeria. >> i would consider the cases to be mild to moderate. most of them are on the recovery end and we'll be back up and running soon >> reporter: and hawaii's first omicron patient never left the state. >> there was no travel history outside the state signifying that community transmission of the omicron strain has already occurred in hawaii >> reporter: the world health organization says as they wait for more data, they have not seen any deaths linked to the new strain but scientists in south africa say it appears that omicron spreads more than twice as quickly as the delta variant posting their finding on twitter, noting their research has not yet been peer reviewed
the white house covid task force says that the nation is ready to fight the new variant but says that we all need to do our part. >> notably we are urging prye providers to get all americans boosted right away >> reporter: with omicron detected in roughly 40 countries so far, the biden administration is stepping up to help increase vaccination rates abroad >> the president announced that we're accelerating the delivery of more vaccines around the globe, 200 million deesoses in next 100 days, 9 million to africa africa. bringing our total doses donated to africa to 100 million. >> reporter: to further stem the spread of omicron, starting monday travelers entering the u.s. will need a negative covid test the day before they board their flight. and pfizer and moderna are working to determine the effectiveness of current vaccines against the variant. it will likely be weeks before
we have answers. pfizer's ceo told kristen welker that we will likely have data on how well pfizer's vaccine is working for kids under 5 before the end of the year. back to you. >> kathy park in new york city this morning. thank you. coming up in the next half hour we'll answer your questions about how to gather safely with loved ones during the holidays. the white house is dealing, of course, with omicron and grappling with mixed news on the economy this morning after a disappointing jobs report on friday. but encouraging numbers when it comes to unemployment. monica alba is at the white house this morning with reaction from the president. good morning to you, monica. >> reporter: good morning. it was a weaker than expected jobs report, the worst of the year so far. but there was still some promising news for americans as they contend with high consumer prices a new covid variant and supply chain challenges this holiday season. this morning a bright spot in a lackluster jobs report. president biden highlighting the
lowest unemployment rate since before the pandemic hit. dipping to 4.2%. >> at this point in the year, we're looking at the sharpest one year decline in unemployment ever. >> reporter: an encouraging trend even with job gains falling far short of forecasts, only 210,000 jobs added in november, less than half of what was predicted. though recent reports have been revised upwards. the president acknowledging americans concerns amid inflation and the omicron variant. >> i know families are anxious about covid, the cost of living, the economy more broadly. they're still uncertain. i want you to know i hear you. >> reporter: but some republicans heard a different story. house minority leader kevin mccarthy slamming the jobs numbers.
the uneven recovery creating opportunity for some. like veronda hills who opened her own hair salon in arizona. >> because i wanted to go out and do my own thing. i can make my own hours, be my own boss. so many benefits to what i'm doing. >> reporter: but small business owners like chad simmons in iowa struggling to fill openings at his restaurant. >> it becomes difficult to hire staff because we look for experienced people. first thing is that wages are can be challening. >> and as you could hear throughout the president's speech on friday, he is suffering from a cold, he says, he caught from his grandson. the white house confirming the president was tested for covid three times this week, all negative, in addition to other respiratory illnesses. >> a lot of people took note for sure. question on the foreign policy front. there is word that president might be meeting virtually with russia's president vladimir
putin. what can you tell us about that? >> it'spresident biden last night told reporters he expects to have a quote, long discussion with the russian president over tensions over ecrane about russian military buildup on that border. the white house has een signaling a call could come soon, but nothing is set yet between washington and moscow. and a virtual meeting would give them an opportunity to follow up on key issues from that discussion. >> monica alba at the white house this morning. monica, thank you. >> a victory for gun makers. nevada state supreme court ruled that gun manufacturers cannot be held responsible for the 60 deaths in the mass shooting on the strip. the court says a state law shields them from liability. >> hawaii honolulu shut down a
well that supplies water to nearly 100,000 residents. officials are trying to avoid contaminating the water supply with petroleum. nearly 1,000 military households have recently complained about their tap water smelling like fuel, and some have complained of stomach cramps and vomiting. near a giant world war ii era underground fuel tank. the source of multiple fuel leaks over past several years. >> time for a check of the forecast on this saturday. our friend from our station here in d.c. is atit again. speaking of hawaii, you're watching the first blizzard warning there in years. >> yeah, that's right. when you thinkof hawaii, think of warm, sandy beaches. but take a look at this. a time lapsed video showing snow piling up around a telescope on the summit and. it's nearly 14,000 feet above sea level and that's impressive.
you know wy? because some areas on the mainland haven't seen snow yet. check this out. no snow in denver. it has been 227 days since the last measurable snowfall. the record is 225. but our next chance for snow out in denver is on tuesday. you know who else is going to see snow? parts of the northern part of the country. we're tracking this quick-moving system through our saturday, impacting areas like montana, into north dakota, as well as minnesota, all the way through the great lakes into 5:00 p.m. on sunday. take a look at how much know we're expecting. a lot of those towns could see anywhere from 6 to eight areas of snow. but areas near duluth, we could be seeing eight to 10 inches of snow. and this is cause for pause because it means that traffic is going to be dangerous to possibly dicey out there. difficult travel, blowing snow. we're talking winter weather adviories for areas like sydney
as you head farther north, we've got winter storm watches and winter storm warnings. if you have plans out that way, make sure you are keeping in mind that this is going to impact you through your sunday. we're oing to talk more about the weather on the a live look right now in san francisco, we'll see areas of fog again to start our day, temperatures right now in the low 40s and 50s. for the afternoon expect comfortable weather, we'll see partial clearing, a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures will climb up into the upper 50s and low 60s for the interior valley. there is a coastal flooded advisories remains in effect through sunday because of king tides. that's your local forecast. kristen, back to you. >> thank you. still to come. more than a dozen people arrested in those smash and grab
we are back on this saturday morning with the weekly down load, our look back at the week's other big stories. >> among them alec baldwin breaking his silence after the deadly shooting on his movie set. actor alec baldwin sat down for his first interview since he fatally shot the cinemaing to a ferwhile shooting "rust."
>> you didn't pull the trigger? >> no. but someone put a live bullet in a gun. a bullet that wasn't supposed to be on the property. in arizona authorities are investigating after a police officer shot and killed a man in a motorized wheelchair after he was suspected of shoplifting. >> reporter: moments later with the suspect's back still to officers, the deadly encounter captured on body camera. >> stop going to the store, sir. >> stop now. chris cuomo pulled from the anchor desk at cnn. >> suspended after new documents detailed his involvement in advising his brother, andrew cuomo, ensnared in a sexual harassment scandal. >> cuomo apologizing on his radio show. >> it's embarrassing. but i understand it. i understand why some people feel the way they do about what i did.
golfing great, tiger woods made his first public appearance since his near fatal car crash earlier this year. >> i'm lucky to be alive and still have the limb. >> how likely was amputation? >> it was on the table. >> reporter: woods opening up about his recovery, say the fracture left him bed ridden for months. doctors say a return would be tough but not impossible. we instituted a lockout of major league players. >> major league players and owners failed to reach an agreement. >> i hope everybody can put their egos aside. it really affects the fans more than anybody else. some of the week's wildest moments caught on camera. this explosion in brooklyn forced dozens of people from
their homes. firefighters report 6 people were injured. a scaffolding collapse in florida left several people hanging, thankfully athankfully crew got everyone to the ground safely. a close encounter in the waters off puerto rico as a shark got too close for comfort to these surfers. they ended up just fine. five, four, three, two, one! ♪ joy to the world ♪ >> and a holiday tradition returned in full swing as we lit the chr
good morning, thank you for jonesing us, i am kira klapper, the omicron variant has spread across the bay area. five people in the bay area tested positive for it. 12 people who all went to a wedding in wisconsin last week, one of them returned from international travel. all 12 people vaccinated and most had a booster shot. a traffic alert for drivers this morning. weekend closures that could impact your commute. today in the bay mike inouye
will tell you how to get around them. >> road work they often do but they are taking out an entire bridge, that'll be an issue. 680 and mission boulevard, until monday morning until it reopens before 5:00 a.m. in the north bay, we have a short section but a big impact. this is i-80. both directions are closed between red top road and 680. the reason for this long reroute between 780 and 680, caltran wants you to stay to the freeway, that's the easest route. that goes on saturday, 11:00 p.m. until sunday at 9:00 a.m. back over to you. let's check in with vianey for a look at our forecast. >> it's going to be a nice day, we have been enjoying this cooler weather pattern sfgs right now.
current temperatures as you head out the door, we'll talk about 40s and 50s for now. some areas of fog and temperatures today will be climbing into the upper 50s, upper 60s for the afternoon, right now walnut creek at 52 degrees. we'll gate mix of sun and clouds to start a little bit of fog. we'll get good clearing by 11:00 and 12:00. there is still a coastal flooded advisory king tides are making their return. this is remaining in e if he can until 3:00 p.m. the highest tides are expected mid to late morning today and tomorrow. the king tides could cause coastal trails and roads to have local liez floodings. please be shaf. admire from a far. kira. >> it's 5:58. coming up on today in a bay, a covid crisis at a bay area
what's the latest there? >> good morning. most of the videos surfacing at first were from incidents in the san francisco bay where,. >> where retailers have been suffering, but now some of the same crimes are happening here in los angeles, where authorities say it could be the work of organized groups committing these crimes. the most braizen of crimes breaking out across the golden state. smash-and-grabs, luxury store shakedowns authorities investigating the latest this jewelry repair shop in a san jose mall $70,000 worth of goods stolen in just 12 seconds. the governor insisting the system is in place that can fix the problem. >> police need to arrest them. prosecutors need to prosecute them judges need to hold people accountable. >> reporter: this week, officials in los angeles announcing the arrest of 14 individuals connected to recent smash-and-grab robberies
>> they work to steal from h high-end clothing stores, often using weapons and physical f force. >> reporter: but critics say more action is needed. >> they need one arrest where at least one of these incident involve 20 people. >> reporter: the l.a. mayor calling for an end to the c county's no-bail policy that some say is feeling the surge in crime. this yaear, criminal activity u more than 8% in san francisco, and in los angeles, violent crime rising almost 6%. in beverly hills, shot dead in her home earlier this week a suspect caught hours later robbing a house nearby all this putting california residents on edge. >> literally every block there was police cars, police on motorcycles, bikes >> oh, my god, this is disaster. this is so scary >> reporter: now the governor in california says that state highway patrol officers are
being brought tin to help beef p local police while many of the products stolen are expected to be tsold for profit. those sales often expose the thieves, giving investigators a chance to catch him. peter, kristen >> urgent situation. thank you so much for that >> getting another check of the forecast i nice weekend but some, but it's going to change quickly >> that's right. temperatures are going to drop significantly but still, we're going to gsee some action for it out in newark j, new jersey, thy have seen their warmest fall on record temperatures 77 degrees there in dallas up 16 from the average little rock 64 bat og rouge near 18 degrees and we're going to see this mov right on to the midwest, out towards tuslsa 17 degrees even areas like cincinnati, it's december, 62 degrees, feeling
about 16 degrees above the average. this change is going to happen pretty quick here. here is what we're looking at. in fargo, it's going to be 6 degrees by monday. from sunday to monday, they are going to see a 26-degree drop. kansas city 39 degrees as we head into monday that's going to be a 25-degree drop there and cooler weather continuing throughout much of the week, noticeably cooler omaha. wednesday in the low 40s areas like cincinnati, we just talked about it being in the 60s. well, by wednesday, they're going to be in the low 40s so enjoy the good morning, right now in san francisco, we'll see some areas of fog to start our day. low 50s and we are going to see a combination of sun and clouds for the first half of the morning. the story this week is going to
be those king tides, there is a coastal flooded advisory you can see here especially for the north bay interior and expect to see the highest tides during mid-morning and today and tomorrow. >> that's your local forecast. back to you. just ahead, the good doctor, dr. torres is here. >> the good doctor. >> answering your questions about get-togethers thisoliday about get-togethers thisoliday h bye mom. my helpers abound, i'll need you today. our sleigh is now ready, let's get on our way. a mountain of toys to fulfill many wishes. must be carried across all roads and all bridges. and when everyone is smiling and having their fun i can turn my sleigh north because my job here is done. it's not magic that makes more holiday deliveries to homes in the us than anyone else, it's the hardworking people of the united states postal service.
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florida ask if we're gather with fully vaccinated people is there anything we should do differently? >> great question. we're worried about case numbers going up, great everyone is vaccinated but think about booster shots. because we know they can bump the effectiveness of the vaccine up. in some areas it's getting colder. so if it's an option go outside if it's safe. if not open windows to ventilate as possible. and then these are back. masking is on the table. so if you feel more comfortable wear your mask indoors, ask others to wear theirs as well, especially if you notice case numbers going up in your air. >> this is from lisa and ken, traveling to ohio with their little ones this holiday. they ask for young children who can't get vaccinated yet, should we change our plans or is it
safe to get together? so many families have that question. >> it is safe to get together, you want to do it safely. we expect people to gather safely, especially after last year where we said let's calm down and not get together. the key is to stay as flexible as possible. monitor the covid situation in your area, if it's going up, scale back on the size of your gathering and everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated. and look who everyone is and make sure talking about being safe, don't do anything risky and make sure they stay safe and everyone should monitor their health. if they're feeling sick, whether they think it's allergies, cold, flu, anything. stay home. >> let's go to brooklyn, is it safe to travel by plane, and for
those holiday parties what are the best ways to keep everybody safe? >> this is important. masking is going to be key here. you want to wear it at all times. it's required in some places, especially on the airplane at the airport. you want to wear it any time in public and monitor covid where you are, hearing that theme time and time again, that's important. vaccination and boosters will give you the most protection while you're traveling, so everyone who can be vaccinated should be. and i talked to an expert who reminded us the rapid tests are good for six to 12 hours, they can help right before the party. ventilate, open windows, doors, bring an extra sweater or jacket if it's cold so they can stay safe and warm. if anybody feels sick, make sure they stay away. >> important point about the rapid tests. this is a question on everyone's minds not just for the holidays but beyond. libby asked how concerned should
i be about going back to an office full of people? how worried should we be? >> that is the big question. because a lot of offices are talking about going back in january. but hopefully we'll learn more about the omicron variant in the next couple week, how it behaves and interacts with the vaccines. that could change plans to go back to work. find out what your company's covid policies are, what measures are in place, are vaccines required, boosters required, mask rules, testing available, and if somebody on your floor, next to you tests positive, and protect yourself as much as possible. vaccinate, boosters, wear masks. those are the big things this holiday season. >> always great information from the doctor. thank you so much. let's check in with joe fryer now for a look at what's next in pop start. good morning. >> good morning, guys. coming up, imagine making
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sleep on it, it's not worth it. could you turn down 35 million? >> that would be tough to do. >> i'm curious if i got scotch tape if you could send me that check. >> totally sure the bank will take it. >> we'll just split it up here. next up, the envelope please. inside the answer to who will host the 2022 grammy awards. and the winner is. trevor noah. the recording academy announced the comedian is set to host the big show again. he's returning after hosting music's biggest night this past march. the fourth consecutive host to be asked back for a second year. the show will return to the newly named crypto.com arena. the grammys will air at the end of january. finally, ed sheeran, we have not one but two opportunities for fans to see him perform. he's bringing the equals live
experience to fans worldwide in a global live stream event. >> i've missed gigs so much. this is the first time i've ever, ever played it. ♪♪ >> the singer is slated to play everything from his big hits to his latest release, and a chronological 90-minute set. they're calling it the equals live experience. it will stream sunday on amazon prime and twitch at 3:00 p.m. eastern. then sheeran will make the trek across the pond to join us in new york. he'll be performing for the "today" show on the plaza thursday, december 9th. a lot of folks looking forward to that one. and guys, that is your pop start. >> circle your date for that one. >> they're going to line up to see ed sheeran on the plaza. joe, thank you so much. still to come, the toddler who can't wait to see her big
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are on high alert after the recent rash of flash flood robberies. many police department are ramping up their roles to keep team safe. we have surveillance video of the latest smash and grab which happens on thursday at eastridge mall. thieves made up of $70,000 of jewelry. the owner told us they have been in that mall for 20 years and never had anything like this before. the under the radar crime ring that was busted last year. sophisticated operations with $8 million of stolen goods. a warehouse space was needed to contain it all. stealing was just the first step. after sweeping through a target at cvs store, the goods were sold to finance more crimes. all five suspects have pleaded
guilty with the ring leader headed to prison next year. meteorologist vianey arana has a quick check of our forecast. >> it's going to be a cozy day, we'll start out a little bit of cloud cover and school in the 60s. live look right now in san jose. current temperatures as you head out the door, 40s and 50s. we'll not stay in the 40s and 50s, we'll remain in the upper 40s and 50s. the cloud cover does linger, we'll get some area of fog as well. there is a coastal flooded advisory, king tides making a return especially for the north bay interior, san francisco coast and bay. the highest tides are expected mid to late morning today and also tomorrow so please be safe out there if you are going to go head out and enjoy your beaches. trails and roads with locaized flooding because of the king
tides. there will be in effect through tomorrow, 3:00 p.m., it's in effect right now so keep that in mind, also another thing to keep in mind as well as we head into sunday's forecast, we do have a little bit of a change heading through your december forecast at 7:00 a.m. >> coming up this morning at 7:00, a help from the family of kevin kishida, the private security guard guns down while protecting a tv news. we have that and all your top stories and vianey's forecast coming up at 7:00. we hope to see you then, right now we'll send you back to the "today" show.
>> happy birthday, sienna. >> happy birthday. >> celebrating seven years of cancer-free on the"the today sh" get your colon checked >> hi. we're the waltz family from connecticut, and we want to wish our marian a happy seventh birthday ♪ >> good morning and welcome back to "today" on this saturday morning. that is something to celebrate >> congratulations on those cancer and all the folks celebrating birthdays as we start this weekend >> we do want to get right to that breaking news we've been telling you about throughout the morning. the parents of the 15-year-old suspected school shooter in michigan are in police custody,
captured overnight after evadin police for hours nbc's meg an fitzgerald is in michigan with the very latest on this developing story. a >> the couple was arrested this morning, james and jennifer are in custody after an hour's long manhunt led to their arrests overnight. >> the vehicle is a black cakiae >> reporter: the couple found hiding in a commercial building after police received a tip. >> they apparently seemed to be dispretressed. up for their they're each charged with four
counts of involunteary manslaughter in connection with tue tuesday's deadly attack, but attorneys said friday night the pair had always planned on turning themselves in, all this as prosecutors allege new details in the couple's actions in the lead up in tuesday's shooting >> the facts of of this case are so egregious >> reporter: the prosecutors saying he was with his father last week. his mother saying on social immemedia it was her son's quot christmas present. authorities say they re were warning signs when a taeacher caught the suspect searching for ammunition online. his parents allegedly ignoring calls from the school. his mother texting her son lo i'm not mad at you you have to learn not to get caught and a taeacher discovering disturbing drawings made by the suspect. >> a drawing of a sem yi automai handgun pointing at the word quote, the thoughts won't stop
help me, end quote. >> prosecutors say they never searched their son's backpack or told the school their son had access to a gun. >> 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 unkonconscionable ai think it's criminal. >> reporter: the suspect was allowed to return to class hours later, investigators say he went on a shooting spree. not long after an alleged text from jennifer to her son saying quote, ethan, don't do alleged from jennifer crumbley to her son saying, quote, ethan, don't do it. meanwhile, after hearing about the incident prosecutors say james crumbley went back to his home to search for the gun. after he realized it was missing he called 911. the school superintendent is defending their decision saying they didn't see that disciplinary action was warranted against the suspect.
but the prosecutor said the case is far from over and it is possible that school officials could face criminal charges. back to you. >> one of the critical questions as this investigation continues. thank you for that. now to the coronavirus pandemic and the newly discovered omicron variant. there are new fears this morning it could spread faster than the deadly delta variant. kathy park is at the javits center in new york city where one of the first cases here in the u.s. emerged. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, to you. that's right. contact tracing is now under way for the more than 50,000 people who attended a convention here at the javits center last month. this after minnesota man who was fully vaccinated tested positive from the variant. fortunately he has recovered from mild symptoms. we are tracking more cases of omicron across the country, detected in at least 11 states so far. while there is still a lot we don't know about this new
strain, scientists in south africa seem to suggest it's spreading faster than the delta variant. the biden administration are trying to stem the virus by encouraging people to get vaccinated and boosted. and monday international travel rules change, those entering the u.s. need a negative covid test one day before boarding their flight. and beijing is also cracking down as well. athletes will have to compete and live inside a bubble. back to you. >> kathy park in new york city. thanks so much. we want to lighten it up a little bit now and get a check of the morning boost. let's go back to joe fryer with a sweet one this saturday. >> it's a story of sibling love and a toddler who got used to her big sister being home during the pandemic. now that her big sis is back in school, olivia waits in their front yard every day for the school bus. when it arrives, she waves her
hand and toddles as fast as she can to give aj a long awaited hug. mom recorded the video saying the sisters were joined at the hip while she was working from home last year. look at the hugs. you have to love that story there. >> i love the topside pig tail, too. >> flopping in the wind as she runs. so sweet, joe, thank you. >> thanks for sharing that. a money mystery after envelopes of cash were found thank you. ♪ if there's anything that you want ♪ ♪ if there's anything i can do ♪ ♪ just call on me and i'll send it along ♪ ♪ with love from me to you ♪
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talker and this big mystery this week at joel osteen's texas mega church hundreds of envelopes found stashed with cash. >> it comes seven years after the church reported someone stole $600,000. morgan chesky is in dallas with more on the mystery. good morning. >> reporter: it is quite a mystery. good morning. and the investigation into that reported threat seven years ago still ongoing and now police saying this cash is connected. joel osteen known for his speeches and sermons has yet to comment on this incredible discovery. >> we love you. we're praying for you. >> reporter: the inspirational messages pack his houston church with thousands. but this morning pastor joel osteen in the spotlight with a money mystery. >> i mean, it was just like unbelievable the things he was telling us that they found in the wall. >> reporter: during his morning radio host george lindsey took a
call as by a man who identified himself as a plumber who worked recently joel osteen's church. >> there was a loose toilet in the wall, they removed the tile, went to remove the toilet and i moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall. >> envelopes full of cash, checks and money orders. >> i went ahead and contacted the maintenance supervisor that was there. and i went ahead and turned it all in. >> reporter: the church confirmed the find in a statement writing an undisclosed amount of cash and checks were found adding they notified police but lakewood has no further comment at this time. houston police wouldn't share how much was recovered but stated friday evidence suggests this november case is connected to a march 9, 2014 theft report of undisclosed amounts of money at the church. that money disappeared at the
church safe. while police launched an investigation, no arrests were made. with regular services planned for sunday, police documented the evidence and left it with lakewood staff. but called the case an active investigation. now there was a push to get that plumber some reward money after that find but crime stoppers said the expirations for the tips had passed and if you are to hand over a tip, it must lead to an arrest. and as of right now, no arrests, no suspects named. back to you. >> unbelievable. morgan chesky, thank you for that report. i think about the moment the plumber found those 500 envelopes. >> tell you what thing we'll be doing this weekend, checking behind the toilets. >> yes. somara theodore is here from wrc. change on the way for the east coast. >> much of the east coast has remained unscathed but that change. that change is in the making.
tomorrow night seeing the snow in the northern parts of the great lakes, rain through ohio and the tennessee valley. into monday, moving along the corridor through west virginia there. and impacting the 95 corridor along the east coast. we are going to get a good dousing from this, 1 to 2 inches from little rock, memphis, into cincinnati. the other concern here is the severe weather threat. we are looking at a marginal risk. winds could gust up to 60 miles per hour. little rock to shreveport, a chance for an isolated tornado as well. farce the rest of the country goes, quiet along the east
through the afternoon exec to keep these areas of fog right now. partial clearing for today, we'll keep some of that lingering clouds cover and hazy skies and coastal advisories in effect until 3:00 p.m. that's your local forecast. peter? >> thanks so much. still ahead right here. the woman making history on the sidelines at nba games. >> we'll have her story right after this. our retirement plan with voya, keeps us moving forward. hey, kevin! hey, guys!
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this arena as an nba play by play. and it had to start with them. you know, they -- they never said you can't do this because you're a girl. or you can't do this because you're a female. so, yeah. >> bucks team president said her skills and knowledge of the game were unmistakable. >> why lisa? >> we didn't have a choice. we had to pick the best. she rose to the top. >> her partner marcus johnston said she seamlessly replaced a favorite. >> most of the comments start we miss jim but that lady is doing a great job. >> working together to create a healthier world. what you got? >> i got that. >> often one of the only women in the room success did not come easy.
she bounced around the market for 12 years before landing premier assignments. >> there's a lot of grind that goes in the job. there's times i thought is it worth it. >> she said it was. >> i always take the national anthem to take it in. and i look around, appreciate it, and never take it for granted. >> this is your office. >> it is. isn't life awesome. >> she's pleased her success may inspire girls and boys to follow her lead. but despite the progress. she said there's more work to be done. >> they're listening to see how much that female knows about the sport or listening to see if that female is going to slip up. when we listen to men call sports we're just listening to the game. >> that's the pressure. >> yeah. and we're ready. >> she's not alone right now. the 76ers hired kate scott as the second play by play broadcaster. for something is starting.
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