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always. >> it's a tough drive home, so hunker down and stick around and watch breaking news tonight. the storm, deadly at this hour. 80 million americans. tens of thousands without power. the tornadoes, as well. dangerous conditions from the deep south all the way up to new england. blizzard warnings now in effect for several major cities. thousands of flights cancelled. planes off the runway. we have team coverage straight ahead. the race for 2016. the conservative revolt. the list of names saying donald trump is not ready to be president. calling him unmoored, crazy. trump's new message in return. and barbara bush tonight with her own message. is it aimed at trump? flying while drunk. the passenger plane, and the pilot arrested. breaking news tonight, deadly listeria now linked to lettuce. and the new recall this evening. and the major new announcement from the academy. did will smith's wife win her
oscar fight? good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we begin with the deadly storm. the blizzard warnings up at this hour. hundreds of crashes. the storm proving deadly already. a live picture tonight of the nation's capital. washington, d.c., expected to get more than two feet of snow in some places. much of the city shut down earlier today. and live pictures from virginia. our mobile camera showing the driving conditions there. what could be the biggest storm in washington in more than 90 years. cars flipped on highways in virginia. and in the south, already a nightmare. drivers in nashville trying to push the car through the snow. thousands of cancellations coast-to-coast. the long lines at reagan national airport. and the radar at this hour, the storm marching north. we do have team coverage tonight, beginning with david kerley in washington.
>> reporter: this monster storm is tonight pounding the mid-atlantic, after thundering through the south. >> did you hear that? >> reporter: washington, d.c., remains the bull's-eye. snow already accumulating. predicted to be the biggest snowfall in 90 years. >> it has life and death implications. >> reporter: seven states have 2 million tons of salt to spread. such a serious storm, a run at grocery stores. cereal, pasta, vegetables, disappearing. hardware stores having a hard time keeping up. in pennsylvania -- >> it's been nonstop. since we opened our eyes. >> reporter: drivers topping off their tanks. >> you never know what's going to happen. so that's what i did. >> reporter: and flyers are fleeing as fast as they can. the philadelphia airport will shut down. >> can't wait to get out of town. >> reporter: either could this dallas-bound flight attendant in d.c. the massive morning crowds in d.c. disappeared by the afternoon at the airport. more than 6,800 flights already
canceled through sunday. several other airports will shut down. more than two feet of snow now expected in some areas. but that's not all, according to wpvi philadelphia chief meterologist cecily tynan. >> in addition to the snow piling up, fierce winds will blow it around. d.c., baltimore, philadelphia, new york. whiteout conditions for up to 36 hours and that's a big concern. >> reporter: it will be a blizzard. and now, washington, d.c., which failed a test two nights ago with less than an inch of snow, is feeling the pressure. as we saw in the emergency center late today. where they're preparing for now 30 inches of snow. >> we know we can move it in enough time, now we just want to keep people safe. >> reporter: tonight, the district of columbia is already a ghost town. this is the major highway, as you can see. very few vehicles are out. and officials tell me, even though the storm will end on sunday, it's most likely the city will be shut down on monday as well. david? >> david, thank you. now to the disaster in the
south already tonight. ice, snow, even tornadoes. the mayor of atlanta telling everyone to go home and stay home. hundreds of crashes, some deadly. thousands without power. the images coming in, cars stretching to the horizon in nashville. gridlock on i-40. in tennessee, whiteout conditions at this hour. steve osunsami in north carolina, where the snow is piling up. >> reporter: in his five years running a snow plow in asheville, north carolina, scottie shelton tells me this is the worst he's seen it. to you it feels slick. >> yes, it's definitely ice underneath. >> reporter: the icy roads were too much for 150 drivers here who crashed today. around nashville, that number was more than 200. across the country, at least nine drivers have died. way too many people are having to push their cars. for this poor guy, the struggle is real. authorities are begging families to stay put, or else make sure they take along extra hats,
gloves, blankets, bottled water and food. de-icer, rock salt, or even kitty litter could help free a wheel. >> we think you need to not go out and see for yourself. stay home. >> reporter: while it's blizzards in the north, it's ice and tornadoes in the south. tonight, tens of thousands of families won't have power. but the game must go on. the carolina panthers are hoping this weekend to make it to the super bowl. they're holding practices out in the storm. >> it was like, man, everybody's feet and hands started to go numb. >> reporter: we're hearing isolated reports of a foot or more snow. i want to show you how that's possible. this is a snow drift that hasn't been touched. it's knee-high, almost 2 1/2 feet of snow. and another eight inches are possible tonight. david? >> steve, our thanks to you as well. coastal flooding warnings from maryland to connecticut at this hour. what could be the biggest test since superstorm sandy. evacuations under way. linzie janis on the jersey
shore. in belmar, hit hard by sandy. tonight, trying to make sure history doesn't repeat itself. linzie sending in this report late today. >> reporter: david, take a look at this giant sand dune. it's been built to try to protect the homes and businesses along the shore. our drone shot will show you how big it is. it's about a mile and a half long, 12 feet tall. the hope is it will keep out the storm surge, 20-foot waves, from getting into the town. communities up and down the coastline taking similar precautions. this area, the hardest-hit by sandy. we all remember the before and after photos. and the big worry with this storm, like during sandy, it's a full moon, and tides will already be much higher than normal. residents here want to be ready. david? >> thank you. and rob marciano, live in washington, d.c., tonight. the washington monument barely visible behind you. you have the newest track.
>> yeah, the snow is really coming down. this storm truly becoming a beast. and ther's no reason to believe that many big cities, especially d.c., won't be paralyzed by the storm. we have upped our snow projections. and for new york city, 10 to 15 inches of snow. baltimore, d.c., 20 to 25. maybe more in the south and west of philadelphia, 18 to 24 inches. a lot of winter weather, snow in the carolinas. and snow wrapping around, all the way to georgia. and snow arriving in new york city around 11:00 p.m. blizzard conditions expected to that point. and by tomorrow morning, the storm off the coast of new jersey, that's where the winds really get cranking. huge winds, waves 30 to 60 miles an hour there. and by tomorrow, parts of new york with snow drifts five, six feet or better. this is a dangerous situation. you will want to check on your elderly neighbors, and stay put, shelter in place until at least sunday.
>> stay indoors. do so. and rob, you'll be with us all weekend. thank you. in the meantime tonight, to the other news this friday. the race for 2016, and to a revolt from some conservatives inside the republican party aimed at donald trump. trump calling ted cruz a very nasty guy. but promising he will bring the country together. but those conservatives, calling trump unmoored, an opportunist, and a menace. tom llamas on the campaign tonight. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump going from campaign brawler -- >> ted is starting to go down. he's getting nervous. he's a very strident person. he's a nasty guy. nobody likes him. he had his moment and he blew it. >> reporter: -- to mature statesman with a message of unity. >> i will bring our country together. we will be unified. we will be one. we will be happy again. >> reporter: but trump now causing a civil war within his own party. the conservative "national review," issuing an s.o.s. a special edition called "against trump," including
articles from 22 conservative leaders from the reagan days to the tea party era. all trashing trump. they call him a "charlatan, unmoored and crazy. a man of tantrums and homicidal fantasies. a tapeworm invading the weakened body of the republican party." trump calling it a publicity stunt. >> the "national review" is a dying paper, it's got, its circulation is way down. not very many people read it anymore. >> reporter: he says polls don't lie. people.com publishing these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of trump and sarah palin looking at the latest numbers. former first lady barbara bush taking a shot at trump's ego in a campaign ad for her son. >> when push comes to shove people are going to realize jeb has real solutions. rather than talking about how popular they are, how great they are. >> reporter: former first lady barbara bush now entering the campaign. and david, donald trump heading right back to iowa tomorrow. that's where he's locked in the
tightest race with senator ted cruz. who will also be there this weekend. both men, fighting for every vote. david? >> tom, thanks. meanwhile, on the democratic side. the clinton campaign pointing to new numbers that show it's closer in new hampshire than previously thought. cecilia vega on the effort to get the voters out for both candidates. >> reporter: tonight in iowa, the final push. some polls showing sanders now on top in the hawkeye state, and his campaigners trying to keep it that way. >> we joke, you can stand or sit under a sanders sign. or you can caucus. >> reporter: at his des moines headquarters, supporters working the phones in a race against the clock. >> i want to see if you are a confirmed supporter. >> reporter: two hours away in cedar rapids -- you guys are busy here. inside clinton's camp. so how many people are you calling today? >> i think this phone bank has about 170 people. >> reporter: there aren't enough chairs for all the volunteers.
>> he said they will caucus. >> reporter: in iowa, it all comes down to getting supporters to caucus. sanders has 27 field offices. clinton, 26. more than 100 paid sanders staffers. clinton's camp won't reveal how many. but each side says they've made millions of calls to get out the vote. from this clinton office alone, they say thousands of calls a day. even more door knocks. >> it's about neighbors talking to neighbors, friends talking to friends. building that relationship. >> reporter: but just outside, in one front yard after the next, bernie sanders signs. and despite the signs, the clinton campaign is predicting a victory in iowa. they do concede it will be close. they're banking on the ground game to pull off the win coming next monday. >> this will really be the battle between ground games. cecilia, thank you. we have breaking news from canada, a shooting at a school in saskatchewan.
the school, housing grades 7 through 12. five people are dead, two critically injured. an alleged shooter is in custody at this hour. and in flint, michigan, the whistleblower speaking out, saying it should never have happened. claiming when one family raised a red flag, he listened. alex perez, back on the case at the house where it might have all started. >> reporter: tonight, our first glimpse at ground zero in flint, michigan. the owner of this house, lee-anne walters, called the epa last spring to say that her children had been diagnosed with lead poisoning. she said city officials had already told her the pipes inside her home were the problem. she knew all her pipes were plastic. no way it's coming from the home? >> no way. it was coming from the outside. we knew there had to be a lead line somewhere. >> reporter: it was this epa investigator that performed tests and found the high levels of lead were from switching the city's water from lake huron to the flint river. around this time, complaints skyrocketing.
the foul-smelling water coming from the taps. he made a stunning discovery. the river water was not being treated with special additives that help keep the lead out. >> it's inconceivable not to have a system with lead service lines not to have the treatment system in place. >> reporter: since then, life has been a scramble for residents. parents testing their children, and lining up for their one case a day ration of bottled water. >> i have four children, i work lots of hours at work. i don't have time to come here every day for one case. >> reporter: and the regional director of the epa here has now resigned in the wake of the scandal. david? >> alex, on the case again tonight. and now to new charges against a former alaska airlines pilot accused of flying under the influence. failing a drug and alcohol test. we asked, how often are pilots tested? kayna whitworth with the eye-opening numbers now.
>> reporter: authorities say this california airline pilot flew drunk twice on the same day. >> alcohol and aviation just do not mix. >> reporter: investigators say 60-year-old david hans arntson flew from san diego to portland, oregon, and then back to california in 2014, when he was selected for a random drug and alcohol test. he failed the alcohol test twice. in court documents, arntson told alaska airline officials he didn't have anything to drink. but after a long investigation he was finally charged. >> the faa's stance is that there is an eight-hour rule from bottle to throttle. >> reporter: the faa says last year, more than 11,000 random alcohol tests were conducted on pilots, and 13 tested above the legal limit for flying. if the pilot is convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. david? >> kayna, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the deadly listeria outbreak, and the recall. we'll have more.
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next tonight, we learned today of a major change coming to the academy after backlash over the oscars. here's linsey davis. >> i will not be at the academy awards. >> reporter: the academy of motion picture arts and sciences responding quickly. in the face of mounting pressure from some of tinsel town's biggest names. >> it's a systematic bias that needs to be addressed across the industry. >> reporter: the academy vowing
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finally tonight here, our person of the week. the young actress made famous on the hit hbo series "the sopranos," playing the daughter. there were so many secrets on the show. but the real-life secret she revealed this week gave millions hope. and she wants them to know, they can fight it, too. actress jamie-lynn sigler, playing tony's daughter. and that question. >> are you in the mafia? >> the family had its secrets. but her secret, no one knew about it. but opening up this week about her battle with relapsing multiple sclerosis. the most common form. she learned of it when the show
was in its fourth season. >> it was a shock. but i put it to the side, because i didn't want it to stop what was happening. >> she first told people, it took her three or four years to tell her tv family. and she remembers james gandolfini's support. >> james was very aware and protective in general. but especially after i told him, he was really awesome about it. >> but now married with a young son of her own, she said she was ready to help others. >> at the time, i thought it meant wheelchair, your life was over. >> tonight, the national multiple sclerosis society telling us her announcement is proof, there is a future. >> she's an example of how you can live powerfully. have a career, be a mother, be a spouse, and have treatment options that we didn't have even 25 years ago.
>> so many writing. one saying, thank you, you are a brave young lady. another offering to be her advocate. saying there's nothing to be ashamed or scared of. there's an army behind you. >> i want to change people's ideas of what this disease means to them, and possibly give people hope that it's not the end. >> whoo! >> and so we choose, jamie-lynn sigler, and all the fighters living with m.s., proving their strength every single day. thank you for watching. i'm david muir. be safe this weekend, and stay with us all weekend long here. i hope to see you monday night. good night.
new at 6:00, details on the armed and dangerous bank robber. >> if you want self acceptance. >> a day of inspiration in palo alto. rip currents and sneaker waves are brought on by the storm system. >> at twin bridges up to two feet of snow is expected in the sierra. >> get ready for more rain and winds as the next band of weather moves into the bay area. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. our live team coverage will take us from berkeley to pacifica. >> we begin with spencer
christian, tracking live on doppler 7 hd. >> rain has been pouring in buckets in the south bay. this has been going on for hours now around gilroy and into watsonville area and into salinas. nearly three inches so far, over a quarter inch in san jose. and nearly an inch at mount st. helena. ranking the storms, 1 through 5, next storm coming our way tonight ranks number two on the storm impact scale. that will be accompanied by strong gusty