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campus shooting. at least three people are wounded and a gunman is shot dead by police after opening fire in the main library at florida state university. buffalo gets ready for round two. another blast of lake-effect snow could bury the city in more than eight feet of snow. in a move that promises to stoke fires, president obama vows to go around congress and enact legislation on immigration today. and the controversy surrounding bill cosby deepens. the world of entertainment begins to turn away from the legendary comedian and now we're hearing from bill cosby for the first time. >> i don't talk about it. captioning funded by cbs
this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 20th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, overnight a gunman opened fire on the campus of florida state university. multiple shots were fired in the school library at the heart of the tallahassee campus. at least three people were wounded. video appears to show police communicating with people still in the library. >> we have a shooting in the library. stay where you are. we'll be coming there and take care of anybody. >> james buechele from our tallahassee station joins us on the phone. what's the latest on the situation? >> reporter: i'm here on the campus of fs unh there are literally hundreds of students being taken next door. they're now allowed to go in.
three people have been sent to the hospital. at one point he shot at the p.d. they returned fire. we don't know who the suspect is. at least three people in the hospital for injuries. a lot of the students said they heard noises what they didn't think were gunshots ended up being gunshots but there are still hundreds of students in there. very busy time, middle of the week. the point is three people are recovered from their injuries. >> what's going on on campus now? what are students doing. >> reporter: right now they were taken to a building directly next to the library as they were being questioned by police about what they saw. they are letting the hundreds of students back into the library to grab any of their belongings. there's still plenty of police, fire trucks around. the place is taped off. but right now the students are
being let back in to grab any kind of stuff they left before being moved to the build. >> all right. wctv's james buecele. thank you, james. another round of lake-effect snow is pounding the area. buffalo is already buried by as much as 5 1/2 feet of paralyzing snow. by this evening three more feet may be on the ground. at least seven deaths are blamed on the storm. allison a >> that's so much snow on the ground. just as residents started digging out, snow fell again. heavy snow continued to pound the region overnight.
the paralyzing lake-effect system dumped close to 6 feet of snow yesterday trapping many people inside their homes and cars. bethany went into labor and was stranded while trying to get to the hospital. desperate for help her husband jarrett ran to a buffalo fire department unit and he got a nurse who helped deliver the baby right there in the firehouse. >> they help med get in the right position, two pushes and out she came. >> about 100 miles north of the threwway remains closed in both directions. governor andrew cuomo declared a state of emergency. national guard troops were even deployed to help but some drivers remain angry. >> the troopers do their job. the d.o.t., they need to improve on flarn of attack in snowstorms. >> reporter: many residents east of buffalo stocked up on
supplies. >> essentials. milk, juice, and beer. >> and dug out from snow drifts taller than their homes. this second phase of the storm system is expected to drop as much as three more feet of snow in some places. now, the buffalo bills are set to host the new york jets on sunday in an nfl game, and if you can believe this, there are some 220,000 tons of snow in the stadium so the bills have asked their fans to help out and dig out and they're offering $10 an hour and tickets to the game. >> but how are the fans going to get there? alison harmelin in new york. thanks a lot, alison. temperatures are in the teens. nearly 2 feet is already on the ground and another foot is expected by tomorrow. but tonight president obama will outline plans to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. as expected his decision to
issue an executive order bypassing congress has set off a political firestorm. the white house released the photo of the president working on his speech. he'll officially sign the order tomorrow. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the president briefed key democratic lawmakers at the white house about this. he has often said he would not wait for congress to overhaul the immigration system. now he's set to announce some of the most sweeping changes to immigration policy in decades. >> everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. unfortunately washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. >> in a video announcement posted on the internet, the president previewed his action. >> i'm going to be laying out things i can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system, two better even as i continue to work with congress to get together a comprehensive
bill that can solve the problem. >> the plan will shield immigrants from deportation, both adults and children. it would affect parents of illegal children and so called dreamers, young undocumented who entered as minors. republican lawmakers are furious calling the action unconstitutional. >> failing to get your way in congress doesn't mean the president can simply override the congress with the stroke of his pen. >> in a written statement an aide to him called him emperor obama and he'll ruin the chances for congressional issue on this and others. some lawmakers want to hold up government funding when it runs out of money next month but for now the gop says they have no plans to shut down the
government. now, the senate did pat legislation reform last year but it never made it through the republican controlled house. tomorrow president obama heads to las vegas. he'll sign the executive order and he'll speak at a high school where he spoke last year. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. coming up on the "morning news" now, it appears the first candidate enters the race for the white house in 2016. plus, bill cosby react os to sexual assault allegations in an interview. and later, a safety alert for minivans. this is the "cbs morning news." it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... doctor: symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
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bill cosby is facing new fallout over the growing list of rape allegations. nbc is dropping plans to work with him and a cable channel pulled reruns of his show. bigad shaban has details of the new accusations in a newly released tape. >> reporter: bill cosby had this to say to the "associated press" earlier this month. >> there is no comment about that. and i'll tell you why. i think you were told. i don't want to compromise your integrity, but we don't -- i don't talk about it. >> reporter: but as the interview wound down, he asked the interviewer not to air his response. >> and i would appreciate it if
it was settled. >> reporter: cosby has not commented yet. tvland removed all references to "the cosby show" on wednesday. the she's star is facing new allegations of sexual assault and rape. some of the claims are decades-old but they're getting fresh attention after comedian hannibal referred to it last month. former model janice dickinson told "entertainment tonight". >> i woke up and had no pajamas on. >> he face add sexual assault lawsuit in 2005 and 12 women offered to testify that they, too, had been assaulted but the case was settled out of court. in 2006 barbara bowman told cbs
philadelphia cosby drugged and raped her more than two decades earlier. >> i feel that my trust was completely taken advantage of and abused. >> reporter: bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. the 2016 presidential race has its first official contender this morner. former virginia senator jim webb has launched an exploratory campaign. the democrats sent an e-mail to supporter overnight. webb is a vietnam veteran who served one term in the senate. and iowa man who had weaponed near the white house is in custody this morning. 41-year-old r.j.kapheim approached secret service officers wednesday. he teeld them someone sent him to the white house. they approached hi car and discovered a gun, ammunition, and a knife. he's charged with illegal possession. and more are taking
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vehicle crashes. that's when it collides with another vehicle or the front end of a tree. the front of the van caved in pinning the dummy. >> we didn't expect to find vehicles that collapsed quite so completely as the quest. >> the quest seen here on the bottom sustained much more damage than the overall pick, the odyssey. the siena got high marks as well. they say the minivan offers good protection in other crashes because of their large size and weight. >> reporter: but the effects may affect her decision when she buys a newer van. >> reporter: the institute says masays minivans normally perform poorly because of their wide body on a
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a massachusetts town stamped out a proposed ban on tobacco sales. the westminster board of health voted wednesday to scrap the idea a week after a rowdy public hearing. the total prohibition would have been the first in the country. it with us strongly opposed by the tobaccostry, and some residents said personal freedom would be curbed. every year across america postal workers complete their job but in one midwest town they turned into heroes. >> reporter: christy has been delivered mail in east peoria, illinois, for 23 years, almost a decade along this same route. for the most part she says every day is like every other except for one day last year.
she was pulling into the post office parking lot when she saw an older man taking a young boy behind the shed. what was the gut instinct you had? >> the boy was telling me something by the look on his face. he was telling me something is not right. >> reporter: so she went inside and got her supervisor to come out. >> they were walk behind the shed and they stopped behind the shed. so i asked him are you okay and he just shook his head like this. and i asked him if he wanted to stay with me and he did this. >> reporter: pence bailey took the boy's arm and pulled him away and then she asked if anyone had a cellphone. >> as he started he walked between the two buildings, i got my phone out and snapped a couple photos of him real fast. >> reporter: this photo taken by mail carrier steve plunkett as the man was running away allowed him to take this one. it turns out 52-year-old teddy
myer was a register sexiest offender. less than an hour before the abduction shows him approaching a group of students at a nearby school. police say it was tnlt first time he had tried to take a child. he's now serving a life sentence. recently the mail carriers got a national award recognizing their heroism. but it was something else that came to them in the mail that meant a whole lot more. >> the grandmother sent us a really nice card. >> what did the card say? >> just thanks for being there. sorry. >> reporter: being there for someone you never met. it's a message worth delivering. vinita nair, cbs news, east peoria, illinois. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will go to buffalo, new york, for the latest on the historic snow and get your forecast. plus charlie rose talks with
about five or six rifle shots go off, wrapped fire. >> breaking news this morning gunfire erupts on the campus of florida state university. the gun man is dead and at least three people are hurt. we will have the latest on the victim's conditions this morning. it is thursday, november 20th i'm ukee washington. i'm quarter von tiehl. workers at philadelphia international airport we're told will walk off the job this morning. find out why and how it will affect travelers today, in a live report. new this morning a philadelphia police officer is in the hospital after a three car crash, we will tell you where it happened and how the the officer is doing, this morning. those stories and much more coming up. let's start with our forecast. not as bad as yesterday.