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something good for you. that's it for us on abc 7 news at tonight, hurricane strike. one of the fastest-moving tropical systems ever in the gulf. hurricane nate delivering fierce winds and dangerous flooding. we go inside a casino under water. and now, the massive rain maker heading to the northeast. pence protest play. the vice president walking out of an nfl game after some players kneel during the anthem. president trump says he asked pence to do it. nasty exchange. the president unleashing a twitter storm against a top republican senator. that senator now calling the white house "an adult day care center." justified force? the deadly encounter after officers stop a man on a bicycle. what police say he had in his hand. and why the suspect's family says they went too far.
and harvey weinstein fired. tonight, the mounting allegations of sexual harassment that brought down one of the most powerful people in hollywood. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. and we begin tonight with hurricane nate. after taking lives in central america, speeding across the gulf, then slamming ashore not once but twice. first, striking louisiana, then hitting biloxi, mississippi, with 85-mile-per-hour winds, part of the city under water. and the winds spawning tornado warnings and water spouts. this one in orange beach, alabama. and tonight, the remnants of nate drenching the south, and heading towards the northeast. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: 10:00 p.m. local time, the winds picked up. after hours of wondering where this storm was, hurricane nate
arrived on the gulf coast with 30-foot waves and winds near 85 miles an hour. by midnight, new orleans knew it was safe and they were lifting their curfew. but in biloxi, this was an emergency. this is by far the strongest winds we've seen all night. the eye wall is right here, we're about to enter the center of the storm. 12:30 a.m., it's high tide. and now we're seeing the storm surge from the forecasts. the parking decks of the casinos, the beau rivage, the hard rock cafe and the golden nugget, were all flooded. cars were bouncing around in five feet of sea water. >> the storm surge has completely engulfed the first floor here. >> reporter: there were 300 guests at the golden nugget. today the casino is open. >> we got remediation in place. the folks will have the seat rock tended to soon. we'll get these escalators back and running. >> reporter: 1:00 a.m. the storm surge crossed u.s. highway 90, and now alabama was seeing the storm surge too. earlier a large water spout was
spotted in orange beach. firefighters had to rescue a family of four from a home that was taking on water. abc's victor oquendo was in birmingham this morning. >> you can see rain bouncing up the street, and on the other side, look at those flags blowing around in the wind. >> reporter: nate isn't done yet. sending this funnel cloud to north carolina. the administrator of fema tonight says that the string of recent storms hitting the u.s. has been tough on the agency. >> we're strained. you know, bottom line is, is we're still working massive issues in harvey, irma, as well as the issues in puerto rico and the virgin islands, and now this one. >> reporter: crews are out tonight clearing roads. the cleanup is on. >> and steve joins us live from gulfport, mississippi. we just heard the fema director mention how they're stretched thin. and there is still a lot of time left in this hurricane season. >> reporter: that's right. we're at the end of the height of the hurricane season, but we've had hurricanes in
november, some of them major. and deadly. it's a good thing this one wasn't worse. tom? >> steve, thank you. and rob marciano is here, and where is nate headed next? >> going north and east, and we have a tornado threat. a couple of reports of tornadoes with damage across south carolina. and the western part of that state, still under the gun over the next couple of hours as it spins up across kentucky and over the appalachians. eventually it ends up in the northeast. and tomorrow, the rain picks up, gusty as well. kind of a stormy day. a lot of the the eastern third of the country getting a piece of nate the next 36 to 48 hours. >> rob, thank you. now to a stunning move at an nfl game. vice president mike pence, staging a protest of his own. the vice president attending the colts/49ers game today with his wife, walking out when members of the 49ers took a knee during the national anthem. and it was all at the direction of president trump. here's ron claiborne.
>> reporter: tonight the vice president reigniting the fury over the flag. flying to indianapolis from las vegas, the vice president stood with hand over heart as the national anthem was played before today's colts/san francisco 49ers game. on the field, several 49ers players took a knee. and with that, pence abruptly left the stadium, and flew to california minutes later tweeting, "i left today's colts game because potus and i will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag or our national anthem." pence's protest appeared planned. reporters were warned that pence could leave early. some 49ers were likely to kneel as their former quarterback colin kaepernick started the gesture last season. the president tweeting, i asked vp pence to leave the stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. >> a man with power comes to the game, looking to thwart our efforts. >> reporter: it was trump who fanned the flames at a rally in
alabama last month. >> when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a [ bleep ] off the field. >> reporter: the debate further roiled today by a report that kaepernick, an unsigned free agent, said he would stand if picked up by an nfl team. not true, says kaepernick. "a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on," he tweeted, quoting winston churchill. and tonight, one democrat, adam schiff, questioning the vice president's travel. have vegas to indianapolis only to leave the game early. asking, how much in taxpayer money was wasted on this stunt? tom? >> ron, thank you. sticking with politics now, president trump waging a twitter war with one of the most powerful republicans in the senate. blaming bob corker for negotiating the iran nuclear deal, and saying corker doesn'to and corker firing back, calling
the white house an adult day care center. here's cecilia vega. >> reporter: in president trump's line of fire tonight, one of his own. after republican senator bob corker last week made this jab. >> secretary tillerson, secretary mattis, and chief of staff kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos. >> reporter: today the president fired back in a no-holds-barred twitter punch, saying, "senator bob corker begged me to endorse him for re-election in tennessee. i said no and he dropped out. said he could not win without my endorsement. hence i would fully expect corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. didn't have the guts to run." corker's office disputes the president's claims, saying the president is the one who offered the endorsement. and the senior senator who recently announced he will not
seek re-election responded by going where most republicans refuse to go. tweeting, "it's a shame the white house has become an adult day care center. someone obviously missed their shift this morning." it's not just members of the president's own party. he's also taking aim at a member of his own cabinet.ept that rex tillerson called his boss a moron and threatened to resign, president trump said of his secretary of state -- >> we disagree on a couple of things, sometimes i'd like him to be a little bit tougher. but other than that we have a very good relationship. >> reporter: at the center of their disagreement, whether to negotiate with north korea. and the president issuing another vague threat about the one thing that will work with pyongyang. >> well, you'll figure that out pretty soon. >> reporter: and he's still refusing to clarify that ominous message he delivered while surrounded by his top military brass. >> maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm? >> can you clarify your calm before the storm comment?
>> nothing to clarify. >> nothing to clarify. cecilia vega joins us live from the white house. back to the feud between the president and bob corker, that could create problems for the president's agenda going forward. >> reporter: yes, he's on the senate foreign relations committee and the budget committee. he will be essential to president trump on issues like tax reform and iran. not a vote this president can afford to lose as he struggles to pass his own agenda in washington. >> cecilia vega, thank you. next, new images just in from the las vegas massacre. investigators taking another look inside the gunman's home. it comes as we are learning new details about his final days. and what may have been his undiagnosed psychiatric illness. also tonight, the secret calculations on the hand-written note found inside his hotel room. here's kenneth moton. >> reporter: tonight, the fbi back at the mesquite home of las vegas mass killer stephen paddock. authorities say the new search warrant executed after interviews with the gunman's
girlfriend marilou danley. sources reveal investigators increasingly believe that paddock had severe psychiatric illness, likely undiagnosed. describing paddock as standoffish, disconnected and antisocial. new chilling details about that note found next to paddock's mandalay bay perch. officials say it contained handwritten numbers for wind, trajectory and distance to maximize his shots and kills. one of the first responders telling "60 minutes" about the note. >> the elevation he was on, the drop of his bullet for the crowd. he had had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there. >> reporter: authorities interviewing people like scott armstrong, who said he came face-to-face with paddock months ago. >> he said he was depressed and his life was miserable. >> reporter: investigators are focused on paddock's final days that included hours of gambling and hiring a prostitute.
they're also focused on the period between september and october, 2016, when paddock started to build his arsenal, buying more than 30 guns. >> he didn't talk to anybody. that's the scary thing about this shooter. >> reporter: paddock opened fire on that music festival one week ago. cody coffer protected his pregnant sister, never revealing he had been shot in the shoulder. >> i knew i had been shot. i knew i was bleeding. i didn't want anyone else to worry about it so i just kind of sucked it up. >> we hurt for you, and we hurt with you. >> reporter: jason aldean, the country music star on stage during the deadly assault, honored the victims and survivors on "snl." >> a powerful moment last night on that show. kenneth, you're learning more on this latest search at the gunman's house, which was sparked by the interview with paddock's girlfriend? >> reporter: that's right. sources say this has to do with information that danley gave to the fbi.
they wanted to go back to the house and process it again to make sure they document and gather all potential evidence. >> kenneth, thank you. an update on the crisis in puerto rico. the mayor of san juan slamming fema's response again. tweeting, power collapses in san juan hospital, have requested support from fema, nothing. and later, increasingly painful to understand the american people want to help and the u.s. government does not want to help. today, fema administrator brock long said fema is making progress every day, working with the governor. and breaking news tonight in the case of harvey weinstein. just a short time ago, the directors of his company officially let him go, firing him. coming after the bombshell report about alleged harassment. saying new information has come to light.
here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, harvey weinstein is out. the studio head behind "pulp fiction," "good will hunting," and "shakespeare in love," considered a star maker. meryl streep highlighting his reputation at the 2012 golden globes. >> i want to thank my agent, and god, harvey weinstein. >> reporter: pressure building to fire the media mogul after a "new york times" report detailing allegations spanning decades that weinstein sexually harassed female employees and movie stars, including rose mcgowan and ashley judd. mcgowan tweeting, "anyone who does business with is complicit. and deep down you know you are even dirtier. cleanse yourselves." judd telling "the new york times," "women have been talking about harvey amongst ourselves for a long time and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly." even the president speaking about weinstein's troubles.
>> i've known harvey a long time. i'm not at all surprised to see it. >> reporter: exactly a year after the release of the "access hollywood" tape that brought his own behavior into question. >> that's locker room. that's locker room. >> reporter: weinstein has vowed to sue the "times," calling the article "reckless reporting" and full of false and discredited allegations. but admitted to abc news he is working with a therapist. "i'm trying to do better, i know i have a long way to go." now nathan lane coming forward, claiming weinstein shoved him and threatened to destroy his career over a joke at hillary clinton's birthday gala in 2000. >> eva, thank you. and there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. body cam video of police fatally shooting a suspect released. now, the outraged family wants to know why the officers were cleared of wrongdoing. more of that video, coming up.
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>> reporter: as officers realize he has several felony warrants, they place him under arrest. >> put your hands behind your back for me. >> reporter: harmon then taking off running. the d.a.'s report noting that, according to officer clinton fox, harmon yelled, i'll [ expletive ] stab you," though it is not heard on camera. the d.a. says these freeze-frames of the videos show harmon turning towards fox. the officer reporting he saw a knife in harmon's hand. he's then clearly heard yelling at harmon before opening fire. >> i'll shoot you! >> he generally feared for his safety and the safety of other officers. >> reporter: harmon's niece posting on facebook, "this footage should not have justified my uncle's death." and tonight, the officer who fired the fatal shots remains on modified duty pending the outcome of his department's internal investigation. tom? >> marci, thank you. still ahead, caught on
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finally, police are paid to serve and protect. but not like this. tonight, the story of a wisconsin officer who answered a certain type of emergency call on facebook. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: desperate and out of options, 9-year-old jackson arneson's mom took to social media to find her son a kidney. >> it was absolutely horrible. >> reporter: kristi golli never knowing a police officer, and a total stranger, would answer the call for help. all because of her message on facebook. "please contact me," she posted, "if you would be interested in becoming a living kidney donor." officer lindsey bitorff, a mom herself, was a perfect match. >> we are going to save a kid's life, like, here we go. >> reporter: the officer delivering the emotional news in person. >> i took an oath to serve and protect our community. and now my kidney is going to serve and protect you. >> hugged a lot, and we cried a lot, it was just a pretty
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tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00 we're following breaking news as a fast-moving wildfire in the north bay darken skies across the area. a manhunt is under way after a robber stabbed three people at a b.a.r.t. station. a special honor for a woman killed in the las vegas mass shooting. that breaking news a brush fire burning right now in napa near tarpt. some people have been advised to leave their homes. no mandatory there was an explosion caused by gas canisters. the smoke has spread far beyond napa. darkened skies across much of
the bay area. no word of any injuries. stay with us for updates and download our abc app for immediate notifications. good evening. thanks for joining us. the body of a bay area woman killed in las vegas has returned home flight arriving this afternoon. stacy was at the concert with her husband a san francisco police officer. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim talked with passengers who were on her plane. she's live at sfo. >> reporter: when the plane arrived here at sfo, the flight attendant announced on board was the body of one of the victims from last sunday. many passengers say they were overcome with emotion when they saw family members and police officers outside their window. stacy was married to san francisco police officer and today many of his fellow officers were here when her body arrived just after 2:00 p.m. members of the color guard were on hand