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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, an out-of-control wildfire destroying dozens of structures forcing evacuations in tennessee. people trapped inside a hotel filled with smoke as flames reach the windows and now dolly parton's dollywood in one fire's path. investigators on the scene of a plane crash. new details about what the pilot reported before the crash and word of survivors just in. campus attack. a student at ohio state university ramming his car into a group and going on a stabbing spree. what we're learning about the suspect, his social media post moments before the attack and hero police officer who took him
we do say hello on what is turning out to be a busy tuesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm drjashton in for diane macedo. fast moving wildfires forcing evacuations in a popular resort area of tennessee. >> this video from inside one popular hotel, you can see the flames surround the building. the dry and windy weather there fueling the fires overnight. one fire now on the edge of dollywood where people are being brought to safety. blinding smoke racing across the tennessee mountains. >> oh, my god. we need to leave. >> reporter: the wildfires engulfing the resort towns of gatlinburg home of dollywood. >> we relocated 19 families that were staying with us in our cabin properties and then relocated about 50 of our guest
>> reporter: officials ordering everyone to leave calling the fire unpredictable. >> we're dealing with a situation here that is very dynamic. it's changing every moment. >> reporter: dramatic video posted online showing people evacuating. the roads barely visible from the smoke and the flames creeping closer to the road. 15-year-old logan baker inside a gatlinburg hotel stuck because the only road out of town was closed. >> we're on the first floor because they had to break the wi because we were suffocating from the smoke like so bad like we were on the ground suffocating. like we were flat. you had to lay perfectly flat or the smoke was like just too thick -- we had masks but it was even too thick for the masks. >> reporter: the fire moved faster than anyone expected. >> ten minutes after they told us we had time to evacuate, the fires were coming up over the
all stay inside. >> reporter: the sue chef at that hotel posting this terrifying video on facebook flames surrounding the building as smoke fills the room. he later wrote, they're all safe. we should point out logan told us he and his family have been evacuated from that hotel. a bit of relief there and a bit of relief for the firefighters. the first of two storm systems is bringing heavy rain to the area right now. the second system moves in tonight. e tragedy. >> charter aircraft carrying a brazilian soccer team went down in a mountainous area near the colombian city of medellin. you can see the plane circling around several times before crashing. >> new images show the dark crash scene and low visible, the injured being taken to the hospital outside medellin. so far there are several confirmed survivors, 72
the pilot reported an electrical failure before the crash. a facebook video showed the team preparing for the flight earlier monday in sao paulo in brazil. they were supposed to play in a final match tomorrow, the mayor of their town says everyone is in tears, of course, we're going to continue to stay on top of this breaking news story throughout the morning. >> so sad. this morning, classes resume at ohio state after a violent attack on campus. a student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians knife. he was killed by police. >> investigators are looking into the life of this somali born student who is responsible trying to see if the attack was terrorism. abc's kenneth moton is in columbus. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and adrienne. the crime scene tape is down but the active investigation continues here at ohio state university. local and federal authorities believe the suspect acted alone but they are working to figure out if his motive was terror
confusion and chaos on the campus of ohio state university. >> fire department, this is osu. we have a vehicle that struck several pedestrians. >> reporter: investigators say he clump of jumped a curb and plowed into several people. he got out armed with a butcher knife and started slashing. >> don't go to campus. there's an active shooter. >> reporter: a heroic campus cop, alan ho suspect. >> the cop was forced to shoot him. >> reporter: there was no active shooter but the terrifying scene and the officer's shots parked panic. osu students barricaded themselves in classrooms and the university tweeted active shooter, run, hide, fight. >> i ran into a bathroom. luckily it was just a single stall and was able to lock myself in there. >> the attacker identified as osu student 18-year-old abdul razak ali artan, the school
of the somali immigrant and legal u.s. resident. investigators say on social media he was upset about the treatment of muslims posting on facebook, minutes before the attack, i can't take it anymore. >> certainly authorities need to treat this as a potential terrorist attack. >> reporter: police and the fbi are searching his home for more clues but leaders in the muslim community spoke out urging people 23409 to jump to conclusions and falsely link this tragic incident to the faith of islam. kendis and adrienne. little bit more about the hero cop who killed the attacker. 28-year-old ohio state officer alan horujko was at the right place at the right time. he was in the area where the attack took place because of a gas leak. he saw the entire incident play out and shot the driver less than a minute after his car jumped the curb. >> certainly could have been much worse for those students there. meantime, donald trump's transition team is promising a
one, tom price to secretary of health and human services. price is a surgeon and vocal critic of obamacare. he believes the law interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make wise medical decisions. for secretary of state, mr. trump also considering retired general david petraeus. the former cia director was forced to resign for leaking classified information to his mistress. petraeus may also be a contender to lead homeland security. as het yesterday, he said the president-elect has a great grasp of the challenges facing the u.s. and the world. and the president-elect holding a second meeting with mitt romney also in the running to lead the state department. members of trump's inner circle including kellyanne conway have publicly voiced opposition to romney because of his recent harsh criticism of mr. trump. a massive rally planned for today to honor fidel castro, thousands of cubans continue to pay their respects to the former
offices remain closed. tomorrow castro's ashes will begin a three-day procession across cuba before they are laid to rest on sunday. the white house says president obama will not be attending the funeral. still ahead, some major websites couldn't handle cyber monday, several crashing overnight. and a stunning site for people at an airport. a woman opens the door of a moving passenger plane and jumps out. what police are now saying this morning. the breaking news we've been following in tennessee. dollywood. images just in of a chapel
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australian highway. the driver of that suv you saw there is actually unconscious after a minor collision, two other drivers are trying to rescue him. finally one manages to open a door, get in and stop the vehicle. police aren't sure if the 30-year-old driver had a medical issue before the collision or after. >> wow. the man charged with killing nine people at a historic black church in south carolina is now acting as his own attorney. a judge agr roof to be his own counsel. roof dressed in prison garb sat at the defense table and participated in jury selection. some family members of those who died now worry that the trial will become a spectacle. also in charleston a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man set to take the stand in his own defense. michael slager is expected to provide explanation for shooting walter scott at least seven, no, rather eight times as he ran
prosecutors arguing that slager shot in self-defense. workers are expected to walk off the job today at 20 airports including chicago's o'hare airport. they're holding a so-called day of disruption to call for a $15 minimum wage. janitors, security guards and baggage handlers are among the airport workers protesting. despite a weekend full of online deals cyber monday sales still soared rising more than 10% from last year. some websites couldn't keep up for banana republic and the gap and old navy had problems also. well, about to become safer to post a negative review on sites like yelp and tripadvisor without the backlash. a bipartisan bill protecting the rights of unhappy customers awaits president obama's signature.
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if you're flying airport delays possible along the northeast corridor from boston to washington. as well as in atlanta and new orleans. now to a bizarre incident at houston's airport. a passenger pulled open the emergency exit on a moving plane and jumped onto the tarmac. >> she was quickly captured by police. but it's not the first time that someone has misused those exits. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: passengers on this jet were stunned. >> >> reporter: landing in houston from new orleans but not at the gate yet the emergency door is gone. as well as a passenger. spotted on video obtained by kprc, she is seen running across the tarmac towards the terminal but authorities quickly realize this is not a threat, but a medical case. >> psychiatric problem, airport response team 92. >> reporter: the woman hospitalized overnight. but this is not the first time
flight attendants who decided to quit by deploying the chutes and bailing out of the aircraft and their jobs. david kerley, abc news, washington. delta air lines banned for life a passenger who was recorded on a flight shouting his support for donald trump and insulting hillary clinton's supporters. the airline will refund fares of all of the other passengers, delta says it would not have allowed the man on board if they had known how he was texas reporting its first case of homegrown zika virus. the woman who got sick is a resident of brownsville near the border with mexico and reported no recent travel to any other country with ongoing zika outbreaks. until now florida was the only state with people sickened by local mosquitoes. a charity thanksgiving dinner may be linked to three deaths and five illnesses in the san francisco bay area. the meal was sponsored by a church and served to more than
halfway through san francisco and sacramento. officials are trying to determine if a foodborn illness is to blame. they all lived in the same facility so may have contracted the illness at home. time for sports. new rankings in the race for the college football playoff come out tonight. >> as for last night's sports we get the highlights from espn. >> good morning, america. it's tuesday, which means we played monday night football on this is it. they were saying it's a must win for the packers and a must win for the eagles. which must mean that some team did not must win. aaron rodgers, davante adams. adams went to fresno state. jim bark co-is the athletic director -- went to school at wazzu but worked for the oregon ducks. how about rodders who played for cal keeping it in the pac-12.
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checking our top stories right now more than 1,000 people in eastern tennessee spent the night in shelters as raging wildfires spread through resort towns near gatlinburg burning dozens of buildings including a chapel and hotel. a charter plane has crashed on the way to the airport in medellin. late word from colombian police confirming only five out of the 81 into the life of the ohio state student who drove onto a crowded sidewalk before attempting to stab students and passers-by including injuries to 11 people. the somali born student had apparently posted a message online criticizing u.s. attacks on muslims. looking at today's weather, rain for much of the eastern u.s. away from the coast with severe storms in the deep south. warmer than usual in the midwest but cooler than usual in the
in california still counting their blessings. >> unlikely discovery at a flea market prompted an urgent mission to get a hard earned military award into the hands of its rightful owner. we get more from jonathan bloom. >> reporter: for tammy diaz the capital flea market is a sunday ritual but this was unlike no other. >> i opened it up and i couldn't believe my eyes. >> reporter: she stared in shock at the purple heart those who pay the ultimate price. >> i knew in a minute in a second that this has to be returned to somebody. to a family. >> reporter: it had a name on it, shirley r.macon bought it for $10 and began the search. >> i knew i had to get rid of it as quickly as i could and went on the internet. >> reporter: the turning point not even 24 hours after finding the medal tammy found the name on a genealogy website for a family historian in alabama.
to continue speaking with her for awhile because i got pretty emotional. >> reporter: teresa cunningham told us about her uncle. >> we called him rudolph. his name was shirley rudolph. >> reporter: a gunner's mate in world war ii and survived the attack and wound up in san francisco where he met and married his wife then redeployed to the philippines. >> and it said that was the largest battle, the battle. >> reporter: in the battle it was outgunned and outnumbered but made a daring maneuver to take down a ship. he was killed when that gun exploded as the samuel b. roberts was sinking. >> he gave his life for us. >> reporter: now as tammy packs up that priceless honor to send to his family, it's truly a thanksgiving to remember. >> i just can't thank her enough. >> reporter: in san jose jonathan bloom, abc 7 news.