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for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm don dahler. it's tuesday, december 29ing, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." a massive storm system, including snow and ice, heads east. but more flooding is forecast for the mid-west and the severe weather that's causing major travel delays. cleveland officials are calling for calm after a grand jury voted not to indict the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old tamir rice.
the texas teenager who skipped out while serving probation for killing four people in a drunken driving wreck is nabbed in mexico. 2340r78 from the studio 57 newsroom at "cbs news" headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne marie green. the northeast is experiencing a winter blast this morning, the same storm that brought devastation to the south and mid-west. a dangerous combination of snow and ice is coating areas from pennsylvania to maine. areas farther south are experiencing heavy rain. the massive storm system has forced many rivers in the plains to swell. flash flooding remains a concern and at least 47 people have died over the past few days in events ranging from blizzards to tornadoes. don champion is here in new york. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. here in new york city the
dominated by rain and a little bit of mixed precip takes. as you mentioned, elsewhere in the northeast, people who have been deeming with unseasonably warm temperatures are now bundleing up and pulling out their shovels. snow and freezing rain swept through parts of the northeast overnight as a major winter storm system marches across the country. ahead of the storm, crews in pennsylvania, rushed to treat roadways with salt. while people in parts of massachusetts flocked to hardware stores for shovels and supplies, last winter, parts of the state saw more than 10 feet of know. >> i had people here at 8:00 in the morning, as the doors opened, it was black fridayish. >> reporter: the messy storm system took aim at the nation's mid-section monday, covering several states in rain and slush. >> it's been really hard. it's been a long time since we had snow. >> reporter: nearly an inch of ice was left on roadways in oklahoma, where power and heat were knocked out 2,000.
grandmother, trying to do the best we can. >> reporter: in some places like missouri are monitoring river levels following torrential rainfall. >> if we reach the values we are looking at, they will be record levels for this time of year. >> reporter: in north carolina, crews are inspecting damage from a possible tornadoes. officials say at least free people have been killed in the string of wild weather across the country for the past few day, anne-marie. >> don champion in new york, thank you, don. well, residents of the southern plains ravaged by tornadoes are returning to pick up what's left. several twisters last weekend overturned cars and transformed homes into twisted wood. the most severe and deadly ones were in texas. volunteers there delivered supplies to those 52 piles of rubble. victims are sharing their accounts of how they survived. >> if i get in the bathroom, go, go, go. when we went in there, probably ten seconds later, it sounded
it was terrifying. we just prayed. we prayed. we grabbed on to each other and prayed. >> in all, nearly 1,500 homes were either damaged or destroyed. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz shows us where the storms are headed next and what to expect in the aftermath. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, a wintry mess in the northeast. same areas in the 70s a few days ago, getting the first winter storm of the season. a lot coming down like freezing rain and sleet causing issues this morning. heaviest snowfall across northern new england. it wraps up late. maine seeing the highest snow totals. looking at the breakdown, snow totals in southern new england, northern new york, northern vermont, new hampshire. maine could see a couple areas. up around a foot of total snow. looking at that ice, power outages out there in upstate new york, western massachusetts and perhaps even in central new england. all things to consider, a multihazard type of storm
we are also keeping an eye on the water rising. as this whole storm heads out to sea, leaving numerous floods in the mississippi valley, many reaching record crests over the next 48 hours. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for "cbs news." well, the severe weather has crippled travel plans for thousands of people. more than 500 flights today are already cancelled so far. yesterday, nearly 2900 flights were grounded. almost 4900 were delayed. more than 1,400 of those delays were out of chicago o'hare international airport. frustrated travelers look for alternate plans. protesters are voicing outrage following a decision not to charge a cleveland police officer. demonstrators marched down the streets in cleveland last night. about 100 morallied in new york city a. grand jury chose not to indict the officer who shot and killed tamir rice last year. we have reaction. >> reporter: an ohio grand jury
indictment in the fatal shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice. >> the death of tamir rice was an absolute tragedy. it was horrible, unfortunate and regrettable. but it was not by the law that binds this crime. >> reporter: officer timothy loehmann and greg garmback were on restricted duty. >> there is potential discipline if there is a violation of our policies and procedures. >> reporter: the officers say they were fearful when they arrived at a recreation center outside cleveland in 2014. a witness called 911 reporting a guy with a pistol and added the weapon was probably fake. but that point was never passed along to the officer. officials also showed the toy gun next to a real colt model to illustrate how similar they appear. >> we informed tamir's mother of the decision. it was a tough conversation. >> reporter: an attorney for tamir's mother says the family is saddened and disappointed by this outcome but notice surprised.
insists the family is still pushing for justice for tamir. >> he'll rest in peace forever not know wag he did wrong on that playgrounds. >> reporter: the mayor promises to conduct an honest city probe. >> the texas teenager who made headlines for having so-called affluenza has been detained in mexico. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother were picked up yesterday. police believe he fled after a video showed a probation violation. two years ago, couch killed four people while driving drunk. he received ten years probation when lawyers used the affluenza defense, saying a privileged upbringing spurred his poor decisions. well, chicago mayor rahm emanuel cut short a vacation in cuba to address the latest police crisis. over the weekend, officers killed a 19-year-old man with emotional issues as they responded to a domestic disturbance.
55-year-old woman accidentally. emanuel is calling for an immediate review of police training. when it comes to approaching people in crisis. overseas, two people were arrested in belgium for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in brus els on new year's eve. police arrested the two on sunday and monday. officers searched several homes, finding military clothing and isis propaganda. but no weapons or explosives. and there was a major step in liberating the iraqi city of ramadi from isis. iraqi troops forced isis militants out of the city's main government complex yesterday. the victory is part of an offensive that began earlier this month. troops are still battling pockets of isis insurgents. coming up on the morning news now, paying tribute to a heavy metal icon, motorhead lead singer lemmy, famous for his fast living, has passed away. this is the "cbs this morning" news.
this is the "cbs morning news." >> motorhead's legendary singer lemmy loses the battle with cancer and iran takes a nuclear step in its agreement. those are the headlines. the "new york times" reports iran surrendered almost all of its uranium. a russian ship left yesterday with the fuel, leaving tehran without enough to build a nuclear weapon. iran is disassembleing centsry new jerseys and a blue tone yamplutonium reactor. lemmy kilmister died, he was a member of the band in the early '70s before fronting motorhead for 40 years. he died yesterday in los angeles following a brief battle with cancer. lemmy was 70-years-old. usa today reports president obama is once again america's most admired man.
the top spot in the latest gallup survey for the eighth time a. surprising pair tied for 2nd place, pope francis and donald trump. hillary clinton is now the most admired woman for the 14th year in a row. the fitness tracker fitbit appears to be a hot seller for christmas. oil prices dipped. jill wagner is here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, u.s. crude oil is down 13% as iran prepares to export 3 million gallons a day adding to the glut of oil. crude futures have fallen nearly 70% after opec defined to cut production to lift prices. the first day of trading left wall street in the red as the sinking oil prices brought down energy companies. the dow lost almost 24 points. the s&p fell by 4. nasdaq shows 7. whole foods agreed to settle
customers. it will conduct quarterly audits. earlier this year, a city investigation found labels on 80 different pre packaged foods had incorrect weights. samsung plans to span the new mobile payment service. cheaper samsung phones will begin offering the samsung pay mobile wallet in 2016. it will start being accepted by online retailers. samsung pay is popular if retail stores. and fitbit, fit inside tracker, appears to be a hit this holiday season. it was the most downloaded and the day after. last year the app ranked 18th on christmas. 15 the day after t. devices measure calories, stair climbs and sleep patterns. anne-marie. >> it's a great gift if it's what you asked for. if you never asked for it, it could be the beginning of awkward conversations. >> what messages are they trying to say?
the country. >> well, in sports the denver brinecos clinched a playoff birth with an overtime win against cincinnati. brandon mcmanus hit a 37 yard field goal in the opening possession to give the broncos the lead. cincinnati got the ball back. a.j. mccarron fumbled to secure the win. denver beat the bengals 20-17. in baseball the new york yankees traded for one of the dominant relievers in the game. new york got chapman from the cincinnati reds for four minor leakers. major league baseball and florida police are investigating allegations of domestic violence against chapman. he allegedly choked his girlfriends and fired his gun into a garage. meadowlark lemon is being remembered for his skill on the basketball court and his ability to make people smile. he led the harlem globe trotters.
don lemon reports on the life of this basketball hall of famer. [ music playing ] >> reporter: during his heyday in the '70s, there was arguably no more well known and beloved athlete in the world. he starred in commercials. and on saturday morning tv. >> that's why i am your leader. i timothy of those things. >> it was on the court, the crown prince reigned supreme. meadowlark lemon made it so easy, the hook shots, the no look passes, the comic routine the great wilt chamberlain called meadowlark the most sensational, awesome incredible basketball player he had seen. after watching a news reel at the age of 11-he decided that, not the nba, would be his future. after the induction into the
wilmington, north carolina native described the moment. >> i made my own hoop out of a hangar and for the basketball, i used a carnation milk can. i swung it around and learned how to shoot that hoop shot. >> reporter: they play to most crowds larger than nba teams. they are credited with segregating the sport. after leaving the sport in 1979, lemon eventually became a minister. every day, he had to head to the gym to play the game he loved. the game that loved him back. >> i had a wonderful time and the best is yet to come. >> reporter: meadowlark lemon was 83. don dahler, "cbs news"," new york. >> what a talent. well, still to come, presidential drone drama, a man
motorcade is grounded be i the . here's a look at today's forecast in some city itself around the country. >> here's another look at this morning's top stories. a massive storm is coating the northeast in snow and ice it is the same system that delivered heavy rain, blizzards and tornadoes to the south. overall, it is blamed for at least 47 deaths. and a dprj chose not to indict the cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old tamir rice. protesters in cleveland voiced outrage the officer and his partner are on restricted duty as the city conducts its own
a recreational drone flew past president obama's motorcade in hawaii before secret service agents found the pilot. the video shows a plain clothes officer speaking to the pilot, who was unaware the motorcade would be passing through t. pilot brought down the drone and the motorcade continued on. no charges were filed. and a british couple hired a south korean lab to clone their dog after it passed away. from the couple's boxer named dylan, the lab created two identical puppies, one was born the day after christmas, the other today. a giant squid made a rare appearance in a japanese bay on christmas eve a. 12 foot juvenile squid swam in the bay for a few hours before heading back out to sea. adult giant squids can grow to more than 40 feet. and a wayward seal brought traffic to a standstill in northern california. an elephant seal repeatedly
good islamic terrorists captured headlines this past year as they launched attacks in europe and beyond, jonathan vigliotti has that and more as he looks back news. >> reporter: terrorists targeted terrorist paris twice. gunmen stormed the newsroom of the provocative newsroom "charlie hebdo," another attacker killed four hostages at a jewish supermarket before police killed him. ten months later, isis terrorists massacred people inside a concert hall, others
stadium and gunned down people sitting at cafes. 130 were killed. isis claimed another 224 lives when a bomb exploded on a russian jetliner as it flew over egypt. the latest round of terror comes as isis seizes more territory in syria and iraq. the u.s. and its allies must launch airstrikes against the terror group and america sent in 200 special forces, refugees rushed to get out of the war torn region. nearly 1 million migrants in hungary and germany. thousands died trying, including this syrian toddler who drowned. isis attackers also struck twice in tunisia killing 22 people in a national museum and gunning down dozens of tourists sun bathing in a resort town. >> this was a tragic and avoidable accident. >> reporter: there was international outrage after the
afghanistan and mistakenly hit a doctors without borders hospital killing 24 people. more than 2,000 people died in the annual hajj pilgrimage. the deadliest stampede ever. tensions remained high if israel as palestinians carried out a wave of stabbing attacks on jews. a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck nepal, a suicidal pilot slammed a german wings plane into the french alps. killing all people on board t. mystery of the missing malaysia flight 370 was solved, when a wing washed up on the coast of africa. they agreed on a climb change to get the countries to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions scientists say are warming the planet and britain welcomes prince william and kate's second child.
jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. >> it's been a busy year, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a california gas company has pinpointed a leaking well that forced thousands from their homes. we'll get the details. plus services when rebooking a flight and the growing problem of distracted walking. people are injured while on their smartphones. that's the "cbs news" for this tuesday, thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green, have a
. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: right now on kcci, winter storm cleanup. the travel conditions along a major interstate. and the headaches for drivers and crews in the metro. elizabeth: plus, airport seats turned into cots for many passengers. the problems the snow caused people trying to fly out of des moines. eric: and victims identified. those involved in the cities latest homicide. the investigation now underway. good morning thanks for waking up bright and early. elizabeth: it's 4:30 on tuesday december 29. the snow is over. metinka: it is out of here. it left behind some impressive totals.