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breaking news tonight. school bus horror. several students killed, many injured, when the bus slammed into a house and wrapped around a tree, splitting it in half. we have a late report. manhunt for a killer. police officer bu stretch for law enforcement. four officers shot across three states in just 24 hours. holiday week storm blanketing a big part of the country threatening to make a travel nightmare for billions. beating black friday, skipping the crowds but not the savings. how knows those in the know are already getting big deals right now. and glory days, our monday inspiring america. the 55-year-old father who just made college football history proving it's never too
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dream. "nightly news" begins right now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening on a very busy monday we begin with breaking news, a terrible story developing out of chattanooga, tennessee, where a school bus carrying 35 elementary students has crashed taken has killed some of those on board. hospitals were put on alert to receive afternoon as rescuers worked to extricate victims after the bus went out of control, wound up split in two around a tree. let's get the very latest now from nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: photos on twitter taken by the chattanooga fire department show rescue teams at work. one firefighter perched on top of the krumpled bus, tipped on its side wedged between two trees. the emergency call went out about 3:30 this afternoon.
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they believe there is ejections. >> reporter: on board 35 children, kindergartners through fifth graders. >> i can see an arm moving but i don't know if anybody can get to it. >> reporter: 23 taken to hospitals. >> a bus crash involving schoolchildren is every public safety professional's worst nightmare. >> reporter: 8-year-old darrion griffith escaped with only bumps and bruces. >> glad you're safe, buddy. >> reporter: it's unclear why the driver lost control of the gathering anxiously praying for their young children. tonight in chattanooga the authorities tell nbc news there are multiple fatalities. there are reports there could be a dozen dead children in this accident. the medical examiner is now at the scene. the authorities say that the bus driver is indeed cooperating with the investigation. lester? >> absolutely horrible, kerry, thank you. there are late-breaking developments for a
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style death of a texas police officer. the 50-year-old san antonio pd detective was one of four law men gunned town in three states in a 24-hour period. it has been an exceptionally deadly year for the nation's law enforcement officers. jacob rascon is in san antonio with the latest. >> reporter: tonight after a two-day manhunt police have captured the man they say executed one of their own. the suspect seen in new surveillance video pacing nervously outside san antonio police headquarters sunday morning, walking inside at 7:45 for just 20 seconds. >> he asked a question, the clerk said that they would help him with that and he said nevermind and walked out. >> reporter: four hours later detective ben marconi was shot twice in the head. >> i have an officer down in front of headquarters. i immediate ems right now in front of headquarters. >> his killer taking
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mitsubishi sedan. >> this was nothing short of an assassination of a police officer. >> reporter: marconi was the fourth law enforcement officer shot in 24 hours. an ambush in st. louis, missouri, a drive-by shooting in sanibel, florida, another officer shot in gladstone, missouri. so far this year 58 officers across the u.s. have been killed by gunfire, compared to 36 such killings all of last year. detective marconi graduated from the san antonio police academy 20 years ago, retired detee was there with him and worked alongside marconi for 20 years >> it was tough. because it wasn't the way somebody should go, especially somebody that was respected as well as he was. >> reporter: ambushes like this one have a chilling effect, naylor says. >> people see this, why do i want to be a cop if i'm going to get shot for no reason? >> reporter: minutes
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they arrested 31-year-old otis tyrone mccain, about a half hour from here. s.w.a.t. team members took him into custody without incident. he was with a woman and a 2-year-old child. he was arrested, as i said, without incident for what they called a cold and calculated murder. the mayor said we can all breathe a little easier tonight. lester? >> jacob, thank you. to the winter wallop hitting in the middle of fall, a big snowstorm blanketing part of the country right now and it could mark just the beginning of linng we head into this very busy holiday travel week. al roker will be here in a moment, but first the latest from nbc's blake mccoy out in the thick of it. >> reporter: whipping winds and whiteout conditions as the first major snowstorm of the season is now hammering the northeast. more than two feet of snow has fallen in parts of upstate new york, crippling cities at the start of this busy thanksgiving travel week. >> we woke up with all
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>> she likes it but mommy is not really feeling it. >> reporter: here in syracuse new york, they're used to snow but not this much this early. keep in mind none of this was here 24 hours. are you surprised how much snow you're getting out of here? >> it's outrageous. >> reporter: mark's snowemployeer is not ready for the snow. it's making a mess of the roads. near marathon, new york, a bus slid onto its side while swerving to avoid a spunout car. eigh injuries. tonight driving remains treacherous into connecticut and the rest of new england. in new hampshire two deaths are being blamed on icy roads. air travel being impacted as well, high winds at new york's laguardia airport causing delays, just three days before thanksgiving. >> try to get out before everything gets crazy. >> this year, 1 million more americans will be traveling for thanksgiving compared to last year, with the travel rush just beginning, tonight many find themselves
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>> here in syracuse tonight the snow continues to fall. more than 20 inches so far. people are being advised to stay home until this lets up tomorrow morning. lester? >> all right, blake, thanks very much. let's turn to al roker. where is the storm going and what are we looking at as we head cleeser to the holiday? >> we have problems, lester. on the radar we are starting to see this tapering off, another one to three, maybe six inches in some of the higher elevations. as far as travel we're going to see a parade of stormsin we're looking at, as far as the air travel, on wednesday chicago's going to be a problem, periods of rain throughout the day, improving conditions in the evening. minneapolis a problem, detroit as well, with again, more rain, possible delays, mixture of rain and snow, heaviest rain in the evening. as far as travel i-94, i-65, i-70 problems as well, st. louis to pittsburgh, rainy travel, ponding and problems there, and then as we move out west, i-5 going to be the big problem from sacramento to seattle,
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mountain passes. lester, of course we'll continue to track it. >> al, thanks very much. a developing story tonight in japan, where it is early morning now. all eyes there have been locked on the sea after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of fukushima, setting off tsunami warnings and evacuation orders. this is the same area where a nuclear power plant was destroyed by a tsunami aever a devastating quake five years ago. we get the latest from nbc's miguel >> reporter: the quake jolted japan as the sun was coming up triggering a serious and immediate warning. >> tsunami warning for the coastal areas of fukushima. >> reporter: local television urged viewers to find higher ground quickly. the powerful quake sending a shock wave through the region and fear of powerful tsunami could be even more dangerous than the tremor. with tsunami sirens blaring, the shallow quake hit at 6:01 a.m.
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coast of fukushima prefecture, with a warning reverb rating across a region at rattled before. >> translator: please evacuate. >> reporter: in 2011 a 9.1 earthquake brought japan to its knees, but it was the 25-foot wall of water, a massive tsunami, that killed thousands and destroys nuclear power plants. tonight in japan, another quake, and now the shock wave of fear that comes with tsunami warnings. those tsunami warnings call for waves up to so far they have only registered at two to three feet. there are no reports of any damage at the nuclear power plants. lester? >> miguel almaguer tonight thanks. president-elect donald trump met today with more prospective members of his administration as his team released a video of trump talking about his legislative priorities. at the same time, questions remained about how trump will separate the work of his businesses from his work on the nation's business. we get more tonight from nbc's hallie
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from the president-elect. >> our transition team is working very smoothly. >> reporter: donald trump listing off his ten-point plan. >> on imfwrags, i will direct the department of labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the american worker. >> reporter: a tape produced by his own team. the press not invited. his aides today forced to fend off new questions about how the president-elect can juggle both his business dealings and the business of the country. >> by thee takes office, as president of the united states, everything, every law will be complied with, every i and t will be done. >> reporter: the focus, his new d.c. hotel and a recent reception complete with trump wine, meant to woo foreign diplomats. >> they spent a lot of time talking about the property and how they hope that this would be a property that the diplomats would use. >> reporter: the sales pitch, raising concerns overseas customers might stay there to win brownie points with the next
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trump's acquisition of that property and these others is under investigation by the justice department, a department trump will oversee come january. trump's name not just on hotels here at home but around the world, 15 properties internationally, with a lucrative deal in turkey, and business ties in saudi arabia, even he assailed the clinton foundation for its links to the foreign government. >> why don't you give back the money you've taken from certain countries -- trump's biggest deals coming from india, pictures now surfacing of some indian business partners visiting last week, despite the president-elect in the thick of transition talks at trump tower. >> the conflicts that are going to follow from his ownership of the trump organization while serving as president are pervasive. they're obvious. they're foreseeable. >> separately, late tonight different video is surfacing that's raising some concerns. it shows an alt-right conference in washington where one of the speakers
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germany. >> for us as europeans it is only normal again when we are great again. hail trump! hail our people! hail victory! >> people in the crowd responding with straight armed salutes. that speaker richard spencer telling nbc news he intended his words to be ironic and exuberant insisting the alt-right is not an president-elect trump has continued to denounce racism of any kind and he was elected because he will be a leader for every american. lester? >> hallie jackson, thank you. there is urgent new concern tonight about the situation in syria, after government forces bombed yet even more hospitals in the rebel-held part of aleppo, leaving 250,000 people with severely limited access to critical care. the u.n. humanitarian chief say the situation has gone from terrible to terrifying, and now
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chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: cameras captured the moment bombs hit what was one of just two hospitals left in eastern aleppo. team from al jazeera television was filming inside. patients didn't know where to run. nurses faced a heartbreaking choice, taking babies out of the incubators keeping them alive, or leaving them in a hospital th now, there's only one hospital left. tonight we spoke to a member of the aleppo medical council. >> we're so worried for the final hospital. >> reporter: if this final hospital is bombed what will it mean for the people in eastern aleppo? >> it will surely be a disaster for all of news medical. >> reporter: by almost any measure, this part of aleppo under attack by the syrian regime is already a disaster.
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>> reporter: food is running out. >> okay. there's something now. >> reporter: if you need to go with me, you just happening up, okay? the 250,000 civilians in eastern aleppo are trapped, bombed, and now have almost no access to medical care. richard engel, nbc news, new york. >> we need to take a break here. in a moment we'll look at the holiday week ahead for the black friday shopping craze, could it be co online now. online now. also, some good news o i love that my shop if the morning ritual around here. also, some good people rely on that first cup and i wouldn't want to mess with that. but when (my) back pain got bad, i couldn't sleep. i had trouble getting there on time. then i found aleve pm. aleve pm is the only one to combine a sleep aid plus the 12 hour strength of aleve. for pain relief that can last into the morning. ? look up at a new day...? hey guys!
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back with news on the big day coming up this week. not thanksgiving, we're talking about the day after, black friday. companies competing for your dollars but this year the holiday deals are already here and as jole kent explains it could be the end of black friday as we know it. >> if shopping like this makes you cringe, good news black friday madness could be a thing of the past. >> it's five days of savings where you're
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everything under the sun. >> reporter: sales in stores on black friday were down 12% last year, and this year shoppers plan to spend half their holiday budget online. in fact, many retailers have already kicked off their online black friday sales. here's how to take advantage of deep discounts right from your couch, starting now. fill up your shopping cart, and as the black friday deals come out, sign out of the site all together. stores want to you complete the sale so when you log back in you may get new discounts orre shipping. outsmart retailers searching for better deals on different device, shop on your phone, tablet and computer. prices may change by device because retailers tracking your search history and past shopping habits. don't ignore the live chat option, use it to ask for a coupon or free shipping or a discount. >> you can actually ask them, hey, is there anything you can offer me today and they might say not
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tomorrow so log back on. >> reporter: join the club, if you spend a lot on amazon it probably pays to sign up for prime and many stores have programs for loyal shoppers that offer deeper discounts and points to make free purchases. quick and easy ways to skip the crowds but not the savings. we're back in a moment with a scary moment caught on camera involving a popular toy this
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some good news to report in health news about dementia. study from the university of michigan found the rate of dementia in seniors has dropped by 24% since 2000. there's no cure for dementia, but researchers say the drop may be due to more education keeping minds active, and more effective treatments for diabetes and heart disease, which are
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problems. sabra is issuing a voluntary recall for some of its popular mum husband products. the reason? listeria was found at one of the company's manufacturing facilities but not in any tested finished product. the recall is specific to containers with a best before date of january 23rd, 2017, or earlier. and four days to black friday, toys "r" us is pulling a tonka truck model off the shelves, one of the 12-volt trucks burst into the flames in the back of that adult sized truck and it caught fire again when the owners returned it. toys "r" us said it was an isolated incident and they're working with the toy company to find out exactly what happened. when we come back, inspiring america, and
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the backpack or the ball cap fool you. joe thomas sr. is not your typical college student. >> going to work every day, coming to class five days a week, it's very tough. >> reporter: the 55-year-old at south carolina state university is now believed to be the oldest player ever in division one football. so what's your secret? >> just eating and working out. >> reporter: near the end of the first quarter sense savannah state thomas took this handoff three-yard gain but yard sticks could not fully measure the impact of this carry. >> he wanted it a bunch. he's been wanting it for years. the guy comes in my office and says i want to play. >> reporter: thomas played ball in high school but a speech impediment made him think college wasn't for him. decades later after the economy tanked and his construction business crumbled, he needed a new start. >> i needed a college education. >> reporter: majoring in engineering, he started practicing with the same squad where his son, current
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just a few years ago. >> at first everybody took it as a little joke but after a while when he actually was out there working out, coming in the weight room and do the conditioning, we accepted him as one of the regular players. >> reporter: he was serious. >> oh, dead serious. >> reporter: and since his collegiate debut he's brushed off comparisons to rudy. >> wrudy was a smaller guy, wasn't he? >> reporter: but he calls it the happiest moment of his life. >> i reached my goal. >> reporter: a goal now a life >> just never give up. always stay focused. >> reporter: so what's next? graduation, a new career, and maybe he'll even try wrestling, he says. after all, at 55, he's just getting started. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, orangeburg, south carolina. >> there was a lot of grim news in this newscast but a great story to end on, and we invite you to submit your own inspiring america stories on our facebook page. that's going to do it for us on a monday night.
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news, thank you for watching and good night. >> announcer: this is today's tmj4 "live at 6". >> charles: the family of a minute shot and killed by police this summer continues to wait for answers. jay anderson's family has the car he was sitting in when he was killed. >> shannon: they continue to wait for the district attorney to rule on the police shooting and for the f video. live as she has spoken with the family earlier today. >> reporter: the family asked for the car back since the shooting happened, and it was returned two weeks ago, a painful reminder of that morning. >> his blood all over the front seat, the glass everywhere. >> reporter: the sights jay's family knew might be in his car from this june-day. when anderson was shot and
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for it. >> seeing that that's where he was sitting at, to see the bullet holes made me sad. it was unbelievable. >> reporter: the family's attorney says it was a shock to them, but the car has gone through forensic testing. the family says they haven't seen a gun but police say the officer reand intoed to a suspicious car at 3:00 in the morning and report anderson did have a handgun. the family awaits a district attorney's office, who tells us the office noose update in the jay anderson case. >> the 20 seconds of the video i seen with his hands up, i just seen it as he was sitting there reacting. >> reporter: she hopes others will soon see what the family has. >> we want justice. we want the video released. >> reporter: she and kids move


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