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the first snowfall of the year. hundreds of flights delayed and canceled. breaking news this morning. the manhunt is over for the so-called affluenza teen. now detained in mexico with his mother. protests overnight after police cleared the shooting of the 12-year-old boy in the park. i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. it is tuesday, december 29th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the winter storm battering the northeast. flash flooding and ice storms. claiming dozens of lives. a mild december coming to an end today with a major snowstorm in the northeast. up to 1 foot of snow in the forecast for parts of new england. in texas, they are beginning to pick up the pieces. nearly a dozen tornadoes touching down in the dallas area leaving homes flattened and lives shattered with 11 people killed.
mother nature adding insult to injury dumping ice and snow on parts of north texas. it is a deadly destructive week in the lone star state. let's get more from alina machado. >> reporter: christine and alison, weather conditions in the hardest hit areas in texas are expected to continue to improve offering residents a chance to clean up the mess that this tornado left behind. the twister killed eight people here in dallas county. the youngest victim was 1 year old. many survivors had a chance to return to the homes for the first time and the reality of what happened settled in. >> you see it happen on tv and you try to understand how those people feel losing everything. now when it happens to you and you have to borrow stuff to stay warm because you have no shoes on your feet. i left the house with no shoes on my feet. >> reporter: the focus to missouri and illinois where they could see significant flooding.
alison and christine. >> alina, thank you. flood warnings in effect across missouri. deadly winter storm finally clearing out overnight. not before killing at least ten people. the mississippi river now 7 feet above flood stage. it is expected to rise to 8 feet before cresting on thursday. >> we were rescued by a boat with the fire department. but we were rescued at 9:00 this morning and stood in that water for about three hours. >> in southern illinois, more rain and flooding overnight. forcing hundreds of families to evacuate their homes. with the mississippi and ohio rivers above flood stage, it could be a while before they could return. and a close call for the girls basketball team in mt. vernon. the bus swept off highway 161 into a retention pond.
everyone rescued. no injuries reported. take a look at this ice storm. crippling parts of central oklahoma. .50 thick. throw in 40-mile-an-hour winds. recipe for downed power lines and tree limbs. they are breaking out the snow blowers in omaha. close to 6 inches of snow falling in nebraska on monday. the severe weather forcing airlines to cancel 2,800 flights with more delayed. almost 2/3 of all cancellations coming from chicago's two main airports and dallas. >> all of the holiday traveling people are doing. it is tough. >> it is. for more on the severe weather threat, let's go live to cnn center in atlanta and bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. good morning. >> good morning. this is a pattern that we're finally looking forward to getting out of here in the next couple hours. this is the last day we have n
inclement weather. northern portion of new york and scranton with the wintry mix and sleet. get up into new england and we're talking about .50 to .75 inch of ice. some of the pockets on the highways will be iced over at least the first couple hours of the morning. rough go around boston. by the afternoon, all rain in the region. we bring the cloud cover as well. it is a quick moving feature. certainly travel delays expected for the first several hours. the snow expectations. boston, less than 1 inch. concord and bangor, up to 8 inches and 12 inches in some locations. look at temperatures. you think it is cold. it feels that way. in d.c., it gets up to 23. and 39 is normal in new york.
we make it up to 31 in boston with the morning snowshowers and schleid sleet. and the next story is flooding. by nature of the volume of water moving downstream, you get rainfall up stream and it takes weeks for the water to get downstream. that is the number of river gauges reporting flooding across the region of the midwest for the past several days. that remains in place. when you take a look at national weather fatalities on the 30-year average in the united states, you have to consider flooding because it is one of the top weather killers on the annual basis taking 81 lives. tornadoes with 72 lives in second place. it is something people take seriously. flooding has the potential for damage. a lot of people are paying attention. >> pedram javaheri, thank you. breaking overnight. authorities in mexico detaining
the affluenza teen. ethan couch along with his mother found near the town of puerto vallarta. he was sentenced to probation two years for a drunk driving crash that killed four people and seriously injured several others. mexico is expected to turn couch over to the u.s. marshals. his parole officer could not find him. those are pictures of him at a party. you cannot drink on probation. he is wanted in texas for violating probation. the cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old tamir rice will not face charges. prosecutors in the case insisting the officer who fired the fatal shot had no way of knowing rice was holding a pellet gun and not a real weapon. >> given the perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunications by all involved that day, the evidence
did not indicate criminal conduct by police. >> the grand jury decision not to file charges triggering peaceful protests overnight in cleveland and new york. let's get more now from cnn's martin savidge in cleveland. >> reporter: good morning, christine and alison. the public reaction to the announcement of no indictment of the officers has been subdued. there have been protests, but not in great numbers. the word will spread across the country today. the family of tamir rice said they were deeply disappointed. beyond that, samaria rice, the mother, said this added to her grief. that she believes her son was murdered. and that essentially these officers are getting away with a crime and she also says that this was mishandled. not just mishandled, she used the words sabotaged by the prosecutors. he presented the case in a
slanted way. of course, the prosecutor would disagree with that. and independently, the grand jury also said there should be no indictment of the officers. also the prosecutor did say there was significant errors, not with so much the police, but police radio dispatch. the information from the caller said this may be a juvenile and the gun may not be real. apparently that was never transmitted to the responding officers. that, the prosecutor said, was a tragic and serious error. christine and alison. >> martin, thanks for that. still hard to watch that video. eight minutes past the hour. chicago mayor rahm emanuel cut short his family vacation to cuba and heading back to chicago for the an arraignment for officer jason van dyke. fcing six counts of murder for the 2014 shooting death of laquan mcdonald. he is expected to plead not guilty this morning. this as the city is facing another wrongful death lawsuit
filed by the father of 19-year-old quintonio legrier. he was shot by a chicago police officer over the weekend. a 55-year-old grandmother was shot in that incident. more from cnn's rosa flores. >> reporter: alison and christine, sometimes it is about optics. people were wondering where is rahm emanuel. he cut his cuba vacation short. returning to chicago today. his office sending cnn a statement saying in part quote, he is cutting his family trip short so he can continue the ongoing work of restoring accountability and trust in the chicago police department. now all this after two people were shot and killed by police over the weekend. first of all, 19-year-old quintonio legrier and 55-year-old bettie jones. they were both shot and killed by police. when it comes to the teenager, police say he was coming at police with a bat after a domestic disturbance.
about mrs. jones, police saying in a statement, it was a tragic accident. she was killed tragically by police. now the mayor also returning to chicago on the day that jason van dyke is arraigned. here is a chicago police officer who shot and killed laquan mcdonald. you probably remember the shooting video. he is teenager holding the knife and jason van dyke started shooting his weapon seconds after arriving on the scene. now we should also add that his attorney, jason van dyke's attorney said from the get-go that his client acted in self defense. alison and christine. >> rosa, thanks for that. breaking overnight. a close encounter for a drone for president obama. the president vacationing in hawaii when a drone flying close to the motorcade. secret service agents apprehe apprehending the man flying it.
the man was not aware the president was in the area. no charges were filed. >> flying a drone. oops. donald trump on the attack. >> and going after the clintons and chris christie. what has the republican frontrunner all riled up? next. jusdoes that mean they have toer grow apart from their friends, or from the things they love to do? with right at home, it doesn't. right at home's professional team thoughtfully selects caregivers to help with personal care, housekeeping, meals, and most of all, staying engaged in life. oh, thank you, thank you. you're welcome. are you ready to go? oh, i sure am. we can provide the right care, right at home.
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reporter with us this morning. >> great to be with you. >> let's talk about spreading the love and attacks. moving from clinton to chris christie. listen to what he was talking about. >> put yourself in a common sense mode. you are with your cabinet. you are with them all the time. they are closing the biggest bridge in the united states. most traveled bridge, one of them in the world, most traveled on in the united states. you are doing that and you are not telling the governor. does anybody believe that? no. right? no. is there is% chance? >> okay, so no doubt about it, bridgegate will dog chris christie during the campaign. trump coming out and his facts are not entirely correct. the bridge wasn't closed. it was two to three lanes closed. >> right. the point here is donald trump doesn't just go after anybody. a lot of people in the republican field. he doesn't just go after
anybody. he goes after people who thinks are threatening to him and could pose a challenge to him. chris christie is having a moment in new hampshire right now. donald trump is still in the lead, but christie is on the upswing. he won the endorsement of the newspaper in that state. that is the take away from his comments yesterday that he sees christie as a threat. >> in new hampshire. he threw that paper saying it was garbage. i want to talk about marco rubio. he is campaigning with trey gowdy in iowa. >> trey is one of the few people in washington, d.c. that has held people accountable for wrongdoing and held people accountable for not doing a good job. we are proud he is helping us. he is a phenomenal public servant. we are grateful. >> the republican frontrunner said trey gowdy as a disaster. rubio said he is one of the few
holding people accountable. >> it is an important endorsements for him. gowdy is important for conservatives. that is a constituency that is important for rubio. some concerned and suspicious of rubio who have been concerned with the past immigration. gowdy could help him get cred with conservatives. it is an important person to have at his side. >> let's more on to jeb bush. his personality is finally coming out. listen to what he said. >> we spent a lot of quality time doing that and hoping the person has a long enough arm or i will take over. just for the record, young people do it better than older
people. we will go through a training class here. it is cooler to do it diagonally rather than straight up. it is remember to be higher than lower. you look skinnier. >> he is giving great advice, but showing he has another side to him. >> he is showing he has a personality, as you said. he is not a stiff character on the campaign trail and weak as trump called repeatedly. the question is is it too little too late? it is nice to see him connect with people more often. it is not clear it will get him across the finish line. >> steven, he has deep pockets. his supporters are still his, you know, traditional republican supporters. are they waiting for the air to clear above him? are they waiting for a big
shakeup for jeb bush to come around that curve and pull ahead. >> that is a big part of the strategy to see how it shakes out. there is not that much more time to shake out. we are at the end of december. iowa is february 1st. new hampshire is february 9th. we have not seen a lot of things moving in bush's favor. something needs to move in his favor. >> the fact check of the selfie is concerned. steven sloan, thank you. donald trump says wages are too low. trump firing back at bernie sanders who pointed out that trump doesn't want to raise minimum wage. trump called sanders a liar and said wages in the country are too low and good jobs are too few. we need smart and strong leadership now. he has said in the republican debate, he was against a $15 minimum wage. he said that raising wages would make the u.s. less competitive. how exactly would he fix all
this? he said his stance on tough immigration would make it easier for middle class. he said don't raise minimum wages. cut taxes for everyone. the largest reductions in his tax plan go to the richest. 29 minutes past the hour. good morning for stocks. european and asian shares higher. so are u.s. stock futures. u.s. oil prices fell. that was enough to put the s&p 500 lower for the year. monday night football. cincinnati and denver battling into overtime with a playoff berth on the line for the broncos. andy scholes has highlights in the bleacher report coming up next. you never know when it'll be your moment to shine.
all right. the reporter behind the al jazeera documentary claiming peyton manning's wife was shipped the drugs is supporting the story. >> we have andy scholes with more. >> debra davis put together the report. she is standing by everything said and done in the report. davis says they filmed charlie sly the intern at the clinic for six days. he claimed they shipped hgh to manning's wife. no one has denied that. >> let's be clear what the allegation is and what it is not. what charlie sly says that the institute shipped human growth hormone to ashley manning in florida. i have not heard anyone deny
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curry was red hot in the second quarter. he scored 17 points in the final three minutes of the first half. incredible. hitting shots from all over on the place. curry finished the game with a triple-double. 23 points, 15 rebounds and 21 assists. finally, this is awesome. a bat was loose at the at&t center in san antonio last night. the spurs mascot, the coyote. he gets a net and he dives and catches the bat. it took him a minute to do so. they had a running clock as he ran around trying to catch the bat. a coyote dressed as a batman catching the bat. >> thanks, andy. the monster storm that crippled parts of the south and
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breaking news this morning. busted. after weeks on the run, the affluenza teen detained in mexico with his mother. northeast now in the path of the deadly winter storm that devastated the south and midwest. hundreds of flights canceled. we are tracking severe weather. and breaking overnight. protests erupt after the police cleared in the shooting death of the 12-year-old boy. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. >> authorities in mexico detains the so-called affluenza teen. ethan couch and his mother. the 18-year-old disappeared this
month after two years probation for killing four people and badly injuring others in a drunk driving crash. we have evan perez with more. >> reporter: the authorities tracked down ethan couch. police in the coast region of puerto vallarta area. he seems to have darker hair and grown a mustache and beard. the so-called affluenza teen is expected to be turned over to the marshals to the united states today. the officials in tarrant county, texas issued an arrest warrant after the probation officer was unable to reach him. this is after a video on social media claims to show him at a party drinking. this is in violation of his
probation. he received two years probation for a drunk driving charge and that killed four people. his attorney argued he suffered from affluenza. his mother was also listed as a missing person because they believe she was helping her son. >> evan, this case outraged so many people who just said because a child is raised with too much money and no consequences does not mean probation is the appropriate response. this left four people dead and several others badly injured. families shattered here. what does ethan couch face if a judge finds he has violated his probation? >> reporter: he could face a lot of time in prison. i think up to ten years in prison. if that is what is deemed violation of probation. that is also going to be worked out once he gets back to the
u.s. obviously, the families, as you mentioned, will push for tough prison time here because it shows to them at least there has been no remorse for what has happened. >> no charges yet for the mother. obstruction of justice? what kinds of charges could she be facing if she helped him flee the country? >> reporter: it is interesting. they listed her as a missing person. that will be an interesting development in mexico. the procedure, i'm not sure how she will be brought back. whether the mexican authorities will expel her. it is obvious thiey had to ente the country with fake documents. if they used their passports, this would have been flagged by the mexican authorities. this means that they believe the two of them entered mexico illegally. that is one way they could expel
her. authorities in texas believe she was helping him out along the way. >> evan perez, thank you. new this morning, two people arrested in the terror raid in belgium. police suspect they were planning attacks in brussels during the holidays this week targeting tourist areas. authorities are not releasing details about the suspects or nationalities. one is charged with acting as a leader and recruiter for a terrorist group. the other charged with participating in terror activities. police recovering military style uniforms and propaganda materials from the suspects. a massive winter storm battering the nation with everything in its arsenal. a mild december comes to an end today with a major snowstorm in the northeast. up to 1 foot of snow in new
england. nearly a dozen tornadoes touched down in texas leaving 11 people killed. and ice and snow on north texas. it has been a deadly, destructive week in the lone star state. we get more from cnn's alina machado. >> reporter: christine and alison, some of the conditions here in texas are expected to continue to improve. offering residents a chance to clean up what the tornado left behind. twister left eight people killed in the county. many survivors had a chance to return home for the first time. the reality of what happened settled in. >> you see it happen on tv and you try to understand how those people feel losing everything. now when it happens to you and you have to borrow stuff to stay warm because you have no shoes on your feet. i left the house with no shoes
on my feet. >> reporter: the focus now turns to missouri and illinois where they could see significant flooding. alison and christine. >> thank you, alina. flood warnings across missouri. a deadly winter storm clearing out overnight, but not killing at least ten people. the mississippi river is expected to right another 8 feet before cresting on thursday. >> we were rescued by a boat from the fire department. we were rescued at 9:00 this morning and stood in that water for about three hours waiting for them to get here. >> in southern illinois, more rain and flooding overnight forcing hundreds of families to evacuate with the mississippi and ohio rivers expected to
reach flood stage. and the girls basketball team from mt. vernon's bus ran into a retention pond and everyone is okay. and look at this ice in oklahoma. throw in 40-mile-an-hour winds and you have the recipe for downed power lines and tree limbs. they are broken out the snow blowers in omaha. snow falls on nebraska monday. the winter weather forcing airlines to cancel flights. 2,800 flights delayed on monday. 2/3 of the cancellations coming in chicago's airports and more from dallas. >> for more on the severe weather threats, let's bring in pedram javaheri. >> good morning. the wintery side across the northeast. bringing the first snow of the season across the region.
northern new jersey and southern new york. the cutoff line is north of new york and boston gets in on the wintry mix in the morning commute from now until 8:00. when i thought the freezing rain and wintry mix comes down. then rain and cloud cover for the afternoon and evening commute. some of the spots sitting at just about no snow for boston and cleveland. what is considered normal is 30 inches for buffalo. one of the latest starts on record in buffalo with wintry weather and snowfall. we know what happened across the southern portion of the country with nearly 70 tornadoes in a seven-day period. you peel back the records in the archives. we know from december 23rd to the 28th, the last time that happened is 1982. if 2015 joins that club, all three of those years were el niño years. this is supporting what happened in parts of the country and we leave you with the high temperatures today in the
mid-80s in jacksonville and cold as 12 degrees in new england. certainly a significant temperature variance. >> pedram javaheri, thank you. the cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old tamir rice will not face charges. prosecutors in the case insist the officer who fired the fatal shot had no way of knowing rice was carrying a pellet gun and not a real weapon. >> given the perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunications by all involved that day, of the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police. >> the grand jury decision not to file charge triggered protests in cleveland and new york. let's get more from martin savidge in cleveland. >> reporter: good morning. so far the reaction to the announcement of no indictment has been s has been subdued. we will get a better read on that as word of the decision
spreads not just here in cleveland, but across the country. the family of tamir rice said they were deeply disappointed. the mother of tamir rice said this added to her grief and she believes her son was murdered. that essentially these officers are getting away with a crime and she also says that this was mishandled. not just mishandled. she used the words sabotaged by the county prosecutor. in other words, he didn't want the officers indicted and presented the case in a slanted way. the prosecutor would disagree with that and independently, the grand jury also said that there should be no indictment of the officers. but also the prosecutor did say there was significant error. not so much with the police, but police radio dispatch. in other words, the information from the caller said this might be a juvenile and the gun may not be real. that was never transmitted to the responding officers.
that was a tragic and serious error. christine and alison. >> tragic all around. thank you, martin. chicago mayor rahm emanuel has cut short his family vacation from cuba and heading back to the city for the indictment of officer van dyke. van dyke is facing six counts of murder for the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. he is expected to plead not guilty. this as the city is facing another wrongful death lawsuit for 19-year-old quintonio legrier. he was fatally shot over the weekend along with a 55-year-old grandmother. time for your money on stocks. yesterday was a quiet day on wall street. oil prices fell again. enough to put the s&p lower for the year. if you own netflix, you are
probably very happy. the stock soared 140% this year. that is the best performer in the s&p. amazon shares up 118% in 2015. starbucks a google near the top. good gains for both of those. at the bottom of the list, energy. chesapeake down 77%. no surprise there. oil prices have crashed. some other big losers in retail. macy's and michael kors and gap losing stock. and apple. not a good year for apple. apple shares down 2% after soaring 40% in 2014. >> things could turn around. >> they can. donald trump on the attack in late night rally. who the republican frontrunner is targeting this time. that's next.
welcome back to "early start." donald trump on the attack in new hampshire taking aim at both hillary and bill clinton. trump tweeting remember bill was brought in to help hillary in 2008 against obama. he failed terribly. here to break it all down is steven sloan. let's talk about this trump attack on hillary clinton. listen to what he said. he says he hasn't started on her yet. listen. >> we haven't started on her. you know, she says we love to run against trump. it's her worst nightmare. these people, these people back here. they said well, the hillary campaign said they would love to run. yeah, she wants to run against me instead of somebody else. >> being very ironic there. you know he is taking aim at her husband this week trying to draw
bill clinton into the mess. you heard him in the tweet saying that he was called a racist in 2008. he was a disaster. listen to him here from the archives in 2008 praising bill clinton. >> look at the trouble bill clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant and they tried to impeach him which was nonsense. bush got us into the horrible war with lies by lying. saying they had weapons of mass destruction and saying all sorts of things that turned out not to be true. >> what do you make of the attack by donald trump? what is he trying to do here? >> you are seeing a preview of what a trump/clinton race would look like if they win the nomination. he is trying to test the lines and see what works. he is trying to neutralize the
advantage she may have among women and bringing up bill clinton's past. it could back fire. trump is not the first politician to bring up bill clinton's past. when other politicians have done so, it has made women sympathetic to hillary clinton. it is unclear that this strategy might work. >> the one thing that trump has pointed out is hillary's record with women is questionable as far as the money she's taking from certain countries. saudi arabia for one and its treatment toward women. she hasn't answered those questions. >> she hasn't really. you will see more of these back and forth as the campaign unfolds. you are seeing this is how a general election campaign might unfold with clinton and trump. it is aggressive. >> it is interesting when you think about as you get closer to
the actual election next year. i think you will see from the democrats things that matter to women paid leave, higher wages. some of the things that bernie sanders has been talking about on the campaign trail a lot. hillary clinton has been talking about it less. what do you make of the donald trump wage spat with bernie sanders? donald trump in the republican debate on fox business news said he was against raising the minimum wage. last night, he goes on the attack saying wages are too low and his policies will raise them. >> he said this before. he has gone back and forth on this issue. >> has he flip flopped on it? i see it as threading a needle. he says don't raise the minimum wage, but my policies will grow the economy and that will create good jobs. >> exactly. i don't know if it is a full flip flop. he has tried to thread the
needle carefully throughout the campaign on this itssueissue. on the issue of income inequality. it has revved-up people in both parties. >> quickly, marco rubio picking up an endorsement here. trey gowdy. >> it is an important move for rubio. he struggled with conservatives and his work on immigration. trey gowdy is the chair of the house committee on investigating the benghazi attacks. having gowdy by his side will help him. >> thank you, steven sloan. in texas, gun owners will soon be able to openly carry their weapons. why there is a backlash from businesses next. pinnin horts, . this is what the pros wear. uhhh... that's why he starts his day with those two scoops in heart healthy kellogg's raisin bran.
now that ramadi is back under iraqi control an iraqi military official says it will take two to three weeks to cleanse the city of isis pockets. cnn's nima elbagir is in baghdad for us tracking the latest. nima, we are seeing the confidence going into the fight for ramadi and the iraqi prime minister vowing to defeat isis in 2016. >> reporter: we are also hearing reports of families moving into that central ramadi district from other isis held territory in anbar. there is a growing sense for now that the iraqi security forces are in control of the territory at the heart of that city. we are hearing a lot more cautiously optimistic notes struck by u.s. officials. they are only congratulating
iraq on continuing successes against isis. not quite ready it seems to call it fully liberated. there is no doubt about the strategic importance of this and importance for the resurrected u.s. strategy in the fight against isis. when the iraqi forces were forced to flee ramadi ahead of the advancing isis force, it was as much a humiliation for the u.s. and what they were hoping to achieve on the ground as it was for the u.s. trained iraqi forces. they are back with a new strategy. a strategy that brings in play similarly to what they did in 2006 and 2007 in the sunni awakening that moved out. they are now pulling back on the sunni mobilization. and ramadi, when it is fully purged of the isis fighters, this is the first major iraqi city retain with the help of those tribal forces and not with
the help of those iranian backed shi'ite forces. >> and the real test will be to see if iraqi forces can hold on to ramadi as well. nima, thank you for your report. the state department taking credit for bringing peace to syria in 2015. although the country is embroiled in a civil war. state department spokesperson the claimed wins.syria is among- other wins listed by kirby, reestablishing ties with cuba and the iran nuclear deal. key provision of the iran nuclear deal fulfilled by the iranians. they shipped thousands of pounds of enriched uranium on monday. secretary of state kerry calling the development a significant milestone to full implementation of the deal. the chinese official who
approved the dumping of construction waste that led to the landslide killed himself. the landslide killed 7 people with more than 70 others still missing in shenzhen. let's get an early start on your money. looking like a good morning for stocks. european and asian shares higher today. yesterday, the stocks fell a bit to put the s&p 500 in the red for the year. the problem here continues to be tumbling oil in recent weeks dragging down the energy sector causing concerns about the health of the global economy. texas has a new open carry gun law on its books. it takes effect new year's day. it permits those with concealed licenses to carry the holster weapons in plainview. some businesses will not allow it. whole foods does not welcome fire arms in stores and will have updated signs addressing
the law. heb grocery chain will not allow visible carry and neither will whataburger. the ceo says visible firears make many uncomfortable. did you get a gift card you are not crazy about? target wants it. buying gift cards at a reduced price. here is an example. a $100 walmart gift card swaps for an $80 target gift card. it will take from old navy and cheesecake factory. that hit an estimated $26 billion this holiday season. busted after weeks on the run. the so-called affluenza teen detained in mexico. "new day" starts now. >> the so-called affluenza teen. he and his mother in custody. >> found near the popular resort
town of puerto vallarta. >> she needs to be held accountable for her actions. millions bracing for the first snowfall of the year. >> up to a foot of snow for parts of new england. >> this will be a test for us. >> i have no faith at all. >> it cannot get worse than last year. >> awful. authorities in belgium believe they have foiled a possible new year's eve terror attack. >> police recovering military style uniforms and isis propaganda materials. this is cnn breaking news. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." tuesday, december 29th. 6:00 in the east. chris and an alisyn are off. don and christine here with me. after being on the run for several weeks. mexican authorities capture ethan couch and his mother near the resort town of puerto
vallarta. >> he is 18 years old. he went missing after failing to keep a mandatory meeting with probation officers a week ago. couch was two years into a ten-year probation sentence for killing four people in a 2014 drunk driving crash. let's get to evan perez. >> reporter: they moved in yesterday to make the arrest and found the 18-year-old fugitive with his mother. breaking overnight, the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch, captured in mexico, the state prosecutor's office releasing this photo to abc news, showing couch with noticeably darker hair, mustache and a beard. the manhunt ending when the mexican authorities nabbed the 18-year-old along with his