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good morning, america. breaking news in the deadly rampage. the first image of the gunman who went on that wild shooting spree in california. killing four. wounding nearly a dozen. attempting to attack this elementary school. how the quick-thinking staff protected their students and what the shooter's mother is now revealing. new overnight, not backing down. roy moore in church refuses to drop out of the alabama senate race. >> why do you think they're giving me this trouble? >> as even his stronger supporters like sean hannity give him an ultimatum. and big new questions. who is behind this phony robo call? >> hi, this is bernie bernstein. i'm a reporter for "the washington post." >> offering to pay women to come forward with new allegations. murderer on the loose. this man seen escaping from a psychiatric hospital flying from
hawaii to california. police warning he has a classic serial killer profile. the race to find him right now. and abc news exclusive. me, too. actor terry crews now telling his story saying he was harassed by a high-powered hollywood executive at a party with his wife right there. the fears he had about coming forward, now speaking out for the first time on television, here live on "gma." good morning, america. that's right. terry crews is here and michael, he has a story to tell. >> he really does. i think a lot of people were surprised when he joined the me too movement. it's a very important story and i'm looking forward to talking to him in a little while. >> not easy to come forward but it's the right thing to do and as you said very important. we'll get to that later, but first we'll begin with breaking new details about the victims and gunman in a deadly shooting
spree in california. a shooter going on the rampage killing at least four people opening fire at seven different locations, including an elementary school. where police are praising the quick-thinking staff there for preventing a tragedy there. our senior national correspondent matt gutman is in red bluff, california, with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. that quick-thinking principal knew what they were hearing in the distance was not firecrackers but gunfire and immediately put that school on lockdown. even before getting notice from law enforcement and this morning, the sheriff is learning more about that suspect and the 14 people he shot. authorities believe kevin neal is the man responsible for terrorizing a northern california community in a shooting rampage that lasted 45 minutes. the killing spree began at 7:52 a.m. when the 911 call came in that a person was down at a local home. police say neal drove shooting
as he went to the tehama elementary school where he fired at least 30 rounds. the gunman arrived here literally driving his truck into that school. and that's when he tried to take aim at the students inside. this man was dropping his daughter off at kindergarten. >> my 5-year-old was so shook up that she heard the words shooter on campus and run to the classroom. she didn't know where to go. she was just frozen in time. >> reporter: moments later the gunman opened fire. you were standing by the door as the bullets were coming in the windows? >> that's correct. when i turned my back, our window was being blasted through. >> reporter: one 5-year-old was shot right in front of him, but is expected to be okay. the school principal is being hailed as a hero this morning. authorities believe neal tried to kill as many students as possible in that tiny school,
but was thwarted when the school immediately wept on lockdown. according to authorities the frustrated gunman got back into his truck shooting at bystanders on the treat and into residents' homes even at other motorists. >> he encountered other people on the road and took that citizen's vehicle and went back on his rampage. >> reporter: that citizen was a mother driving her son to school. the boy is expected to be okay. but his mother is in critical condition. this man passed the shooter in his vehicle. >> he drove into a ditch and i didn't know it was the shooter at first. i asked if he was okay and he said, yeah, i'm okay. how about you? and then he pulled out his gun, and i started running. >> reporter: the entire community was on lockdown for fearly 45 minutes when officers finally caught up to him. >> the police officer rammed the vehicle, forced it off the road and it resulted in the shooter's death. >> reporter: fbi forensic teams on multiple scenes picking through the evidence including dozens of bullet casings. neal's mother telling the associated press her son called her a few days before the killing and said, it's all over
now. i'm on a cliff, and there's nowhere to go. now his mother paints a portrait of a psychologically disturbed man who she says was reaching out for help. we know that neal had been feuding with his neighbors actually stabbing one of them back in january. he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon for that, facing prosecution. now, the sheriff's office this morning is trying to determine whether or not the guns he had were legal. and if not, how he got hold of them. robin? >> so many questions, matt. thank you. >> thank you, robin. also this morning president trump is back in washington after his 13-day trip overseas now gearing up for a battle on tax reform. senate republicans revealed a new plan overnight that takes on obamacare, calling for a repeal of the individual mandate. that would reduce the deficit but cause 13 million americans to lose their coverage and senate republicans facing a growing crisis over roy moore who was defiant about not dropping out of the race despite allegations of sexual misconduct
with teenage girls. and tom llamas in birmingham, alabama, with the latest. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. roy moore spoke overnight and did not sound like someone who is even considering dropping out of this race. he's now describing this as a spiritual battle to his supporters, saying he wants to bring the truth about god to the u.s. capitol. roy moore may be a pariah to some on capitol hill, but overnight at this alabama church, a standing ovation. >> obviously i've made a few people mad. i'm the only one that can unite democrats and republicans. because i seem to be opposed by both. >> reporter: moore the republican senate candidate from alabama. >> this is not just a battle for democrats and republicans and how they vote on issues, this is a spiritual battle. >> reporter: at war with many in his own party who are calling on him to drop out after allegations surfaced he sexually assaulted two teenage girls while he was a local prosecutor in the late '70s. >> i tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop.
>> reporter: moore has denied all accusations of sexual misconduct. but senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is still planning to take him down. even suggesting a write-in campaign for embattled attorney general jeff sessions. >> the alabamian who would fit that standard would be the attorney general who is totally well-known and extremely popular in alabama. >> reporter: mcconnell vowing if moore does win the newly elected alabama senator will face an immediate ethics investigation. muddying the waters even more in alabama, a bogus robocall. at least one voter telling abc news they received this suspicious message pretending to be from "the washington post" which broke the story about moore's accusers. >> hi, this is bernie bernstein. i'm a reporter for "the washington post" calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old, willing to make damaging remarks about candidate
roy moore for a reward of between $5,000 and $7,000. >> reporter: "the post" saying the call is fake and is appalled that anyone would stoop to this level. one of moore's biggest and well-known supporters issuing an ultimatum. >> for me the judge has 24 hours. >> reporter: fox news' sean hannity under pressure after companies pulled their ads from his show over what seemed to be his support for moore now demanding the candidate prove his innocence. >> you must remove any doubt. if you can't do this, then judge moore needs to get out of this race. >> reporter: you heard sean hannity there. roy moore's support may be crumbling outside of his state, but here in the state, there are still several elected officials still backing him. yesterday on capitol hill i tried talking to republican alabama rep accident active mo brooks and had to chase him down five flights of stairs to ask him if he believed the women or roy moore. he says that he believes electing a democrat would actually be more dangerous than electing moore in the wake of what he calls contested sexual
allegations. george? >> that is a congressman. the senior republican senator richard shelby saying he thinks the state party should drop him. mean time, the the next big shoe to drop could be president trump. he's now back in the united states expected to weigh in on roy moore at some point. >> reporter: that's right, george. he's back from asia but the story in front of him is all about alabama. our reporting is that jeff sessions has no interest in being the write-in candidate, but that may be the republicans' best option since moore doesn't want to step aside. the campaign has told me that even a call from president trump would not compel moore to drop out of this race. >> although from what the president said he might not be too unhappy if jeff sessions is no longer attorney general. tom llamas, thank you very much. republican senators now united against roy moore as they push hard for their tax bill. our correspondent mary bruce tracking it. another shot at repealing the key part of obamacare in this tax bill. >> reporter: george, this is a
risky move. as part of their tax bill, senate republicans are now aiming to repeal the obamacare mandate that all americans have insurance or pay a fine. now, republicans we've seen them try this before. and fail. but the president wants to give this another go. repealing the mandate could help them save more than $300 billion but it could leave 13 million more americans uninsured over the next decade. we're already seeing some republicans raise concerns about what this could mean especially for your premiums. but, george, the big question is their desire to pass tax reform will that outweigh these concerns? >> another big change that could complicate that. they're making the middle class tax cuts temporary, b. but this looks like this me too movement may be about to hit home. that hearing yesterday where a member of congress, a female member said at least two of her colleagues have been investigated for sexual harassment. >> yeah, george, female members of congress led by jackie speier shining a spot light on sexual
harassment here on the hill. saying this is a very big problem. yesterday congresswoman speier accused two of her fellow colleagues of misconduct and sexual harassment. now they want to overhaul the process to report and file complaints about this kind of behavior. and we did see, yesterday, george, the speaker of the house says he wants to move to mandatory anti-harassment training. >> have to believe we'll hear more from capitol hill. mary bruce, thanks very much. robin. also on capitol hill, attorney general jeff sessions in the hot seat grilled over what he knew about the trump campaign's russia contacts and whether he told the truth in previous testimony. our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has more from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: robin, good morning. it was a contentious hearing with democrats on the attack and sessions pushing back hard. >> i had a meeting with the russian ambassador, yes. >> that's exactly the opposite answer you gave under oath to the u.s. senate. so, again, either you're lying to the u.s. senate or you're lying to the house of
representatives. >> well -- >> reporter: attorney general jeff sessions defiant, at times indignant, at the suggestion that he lied to congress. >> i will not accept and reject accusations that i have ever lied. that is a lie. >> reporter: just last month, sessions testified that he never knew of any communications between russian operatives and the trump campaign. >> i'm not aware of those activities. and i wasn't. and am not. and i don't believe they occurred. >> reporter: but those activities discussed in that march 2016 meeting with sessions then-candidate donald trump, and former trump foreign policy adviser george papadopoulos who said he had connections who could arrange talks between trump and vladimir putin. papadopoulos has since pled guilty to lying to the fbi. sessions said he had forgotten about that meeting only recalling amid press reports. >> there are reports you shut george down, unquote, when he proposed that meeting with putin. is this correct, yes or no? >> yes. i pushed back. >> reporter: his answer to how he could forget a meeting like
that -- >> it was a brilliant campaign i think in many ways, but it was a form of chaos every day from day one. >> reporter: sessions said although his answers have changed one fact remains true. he was only trying to convey he was never part of and never knew of any attempts by the trump campaign to collude with the russians to impact the elections. guys. >> okay, but many others will be weighing in with robert mueller and what they said to the attorney general, as well. >> they will. we move overseas to a crisis in africa. staff in zimbabwe have been advised to shelter in place because of a military coup. soldiers seized control of state tv today. they're patrolling the streets amid explosions of gunfire and this comes after the party of the 93-year-old president, robert mugabe, was accused of treason. army officials insist the president is safe and deny a coup is underway and are only targeting men around the president who they think are criminals. and george, back here at
home, as they hunt for that serial killer in tampa, another part of the u.s. is on edge. authorities are warning this killer has escaped a psychiatric hospital in hawaii and flown to california. adrienne bankert has the latest. >> this is a really disturbing story, michael, for many reasons. one is that the hospital says that he is now in northern california escaping from hawaii as you mentioned. he's dangerous and should not be approached. they describe him as sadistic and that most chilling is that he has all the characteristics of a classic serial killer. now, we do know that saito left the psychiatric hospital empty-handed and hailing a cab that took him to the airport. and he chartered a plane, able to get from that plane to the honolulu airport and travel to northern california specifically san jose. we know that he now has a backpack. he has cash. he has a cell phone and a phone charger. and, again, authorities saying that what is possibly most disturbing is that there was no report that saito was even missing for about ten hours. an hour and a half after he
landed in san jose. and we still don't know. the health department still hasn't told us how he was able to get out. >> seemed like such an easy escape. >> how was he able to charter a plane? >> either somebody is helping him. we don't know all the details. either somebody is helping him or he was able to get from one plane to the next. again he's in california at this point. >> strange and scary story. now to a crackdown on college fraternity life after another death of a student college. texas state university suspended all frat and sorority activities. after the death of a young man who attended a party. gio benitez here with the details. gio, this just keeps happening. >> reporter: oh, yeah, george. good morning. this is a brand-new case. but it's an issue that we keep hearing about. a pledge potentially a victim of hazing. this morning the university is taking no chances. this morning officials are investigating the death of a texas state university student saying alcohol may have played a role. >> some initial interviews of the persons on scene indicated that they had been drinking that evening, the evening prior. >> reporter: 20-year-old matthew ellis, a phi kappa psi pledge,
was found dead monday morning at an off-campus apartment after attending a fraternity event. officials say if he was hazed arrests could be made. >> charges could range from furnishing alcohol to a minor on the high end of possibly manslaughter. >> reporter: the university shutting down all greek life at the school. the texas state president releasing a statement saying, it is imperative that our entire university community develop a culture that places the highest priority on the safety of its students, faculty, and after the. this is the latest in a string of recent incidents at fraternities around the country. just last month ten current and former louisiana state students were arrested after a freshman pledge died in an alleged hazing ritual. the fraternity's local chapter shut down. last week, pi kappa phi suspending its florida state branch after a pledge was found dead after a night of partying. and this week 12 more former fraternity brothers were charged in the alleged hazing death of penn state freshman tim piazza.
and those 12 students will face a judge in about two weeks but in all of these cases the students who have already entered pleas, they're maintaining their innocence and saying they're not guilty of this. >> we'll see. all right, gio, thank you. overnight those three ucla basketball players accused of shoplifting in china, they arrived back home on u.s. soil landing in los angeles where you can see they were met by a crowd of reporters. the players were released after the white house said president trump made a personal plea to china's president to resolve the case. they are expected to make a public statement. the students are this morning. the school has been deciding whether or not to take disciplinary action. they haven't decided yet. >> all right. we'll keep an eye on that. and we're going to go the ginger with the wildfires in southern california, ginger. also wind in the forecast. >> yes, michael. we start in the desert. desert hot springs, a 40 plus acre brush fire and that started up and looks like they've got
quite a bit of it controlled. but the wind is going to be bad. with this new storm that is hitting now. really what we're concerned with are those burn scar areas from these big deadly fires a couple weeks ago in the bay area. so north bay area could end up seeing one to two-inch rainfall rates with this. we could see mudslides, debris flow, and wind and one to four feet of snow in the sierra. good morning. on what's going to be a wet wednesday. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. we'll have light rain today but heavy rain tonight and gusty
breezes and another storm sunday, monday, and tuesday. as far as our temperatures, about 60 to 67 degrees today, a little cooler, way up in mendocino and lake counties. tonight we'll be around 50 to 57. this is our first strong storm, three on our storm impact scale. it becomes a 1 tomorrorororororo coming up that abc news roro exclusive. terry crews speaking out about his harassment allegation against a top hollywood executive. he's doing this for the first time on television. what he says happened at a party in front of his wife. and his message for others who have a fear of coming forward. and news on this scary scene at a water park. a young boy flying off that slide. lucky to be alive. he suffered serious injuries and now the family is taking on that park. we'll be right back. that park. we'll be right back. with some friendly advice, a genuine smile and a warm welcome
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good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." there are some slick roadways out there and sue hall is monitoring the traffic. good morning, everyone. we have a couple problems out there. san mateo bridge we had an accident past the toll plaza. look at that, solid across the span for about a 30-minute drive from 880 toward san mateo. still a terrible commute in the santa cruz mountains. we had a much earlier accident that was in the left lane near los ga toes, highway 9. that's been cleared about a half an hour but the backup remains well over an hour so try 92 to avoid that backup. in san francisco, we have an accident southbound a couple of lanes blocked here, southbound 101 near cesar chavez, traffic stacked onto the bay bridge coming into san francisco. >> sue, thank you. the storm is heading our way and
good morning. strong storm today. look at that, a 3 on our impact scale, 1 to 20 inches for most areas today through tomorrow morning, 2 to 4 in the mountains and that's why we have a high concern for flooding on burn scars, debris flows and mudslides and for trees down due to the rain and the wind. street flooding, creek flooding a little less and power outages moderate. you can see the leading edge of the steady rain, still in the north bay with some scattered pockets of light rain elsewhere. this is really going to crank up during the afternoon, evening, and joifr night hours and that's when we'll find our best potential for flooding and for power outages. the storm tapers to a 1 with another one sunday, monday, and tuesday. thank you. we'll we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes
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♪ you find a spot and i'll find the money ♪ ♪ you be the pretty and i'll be the funny ♪ ♪ you flaplant the flowers i'll plant the kisses ♪ >> that is "people" magazine's new sexiest man alive. that is blake shelton, ladies and gentlemen. he is covering the cover of -- gracing the cover of this year's issue. a lot more names inside. in fact, some of our own may be on the list. we will reveal just ahead. not saying. keeping it -- >> keeping it to ourselves. >> yeah, that's right. >> shh. also, the search is on for that serial killer in tampa after a fourth person was killed early tuesday morning. 60-year-old ronald felton was crossing the treat to feed the homeless at a church when he was shot. this person of interest was caught on surveillance video.
and take a look at what was lighting up the sky last night. a possible meteor flying over arizona. that was captured by a security camera. city officials called it something brilliant. >> hmm. and, robin and george, we're now going to go to our exclusive with superstar terry crews. we'll speak to him in a moment about his allegations about the high-powered hollywood executive. and crews was one of the first male celebrities to step forward after the harvey weinstein broke. here's linsey davis with his story. >> reporter: fans know him as the lovable sergeant terry jeffers in "brooklyn nine-nine." >> i just happen to be a great person naturally beloved by all. >> reporter: but this morning terry crews, the former nfl player turned actor, is taking on a new role as an advocate for victims of sexual harassment. the 240-pound former star linebacker, one of the first male celebrities to join the chorus of those saying they, too, had been harassed in tinseltown.
he says a high-powered celebrity executive grouped him as a party last year. he first told his story in a series of tweets that started out this whole thing with harvey weinstein is giving me ptsd? why? because this kind of thing happened to me. my wife and a were at a hollywood function and a high-level hollywood executive came over to me and groped my privates. that executive, a talent agent at williams morris endeavor. the company confirms the agent has been suspended following the internal investigation into the matter. and now crews is taking action. tmz captured him leaving an lapd office last week after filing a police report. >> why did you decide to file the police report today? >> because, you know, people have to be held accountable. >> i understand that. are you planning to file a lawsuit, as well? >> uh, yeah. >> yeah? >> yep. we're going to go all the way. >> reporter: multiple men in hollywood like james vanderbeek and anthony edwards have since shared allegations of their own
about different men, coming forward after crews spoke out. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> great to have terry crews with us. thank you for joining us, terry. as we saw, it all started from a tweet you wrote. >> yes. >> and can you tell us what happened? >> first of all, you know, back in february 2016, i was assaulted by adam venit, head of the motion picture department at william morris endeavor. one of the biggest agencies in the world. period. and what was wild is that my wife and i were at an event with adam sandler and, you know, the thing is he's also adam sandler's agent and sylvester stallone's agent and eddie murphy's agent and, you know, he's connected to, you know, probably everyone i know in the business. and now this is the thing. i did not know this man. >> so you did not know him before this?
>> i had never had a conversation with him, ever. okay. i knew of him and i knew just because it's an agency thing but i -- the first time i ever actually had interaction with him was at this event. and i literally -- i'm looking at him. and he's basically staring at me and he's sticking his tongue out and, you know, it's just overtly sexual kind of tongue moves. and i'm sitting here, it's a party, it's packed. the whole thing and i'm looking like, is this a joke? i don't understand. it was actually so bizarre. he keeps coming over to me. he comes over to me. i stick my hand out and he takes his hand and puts it and squeezes my genitals. and i jump back like, hey, hey. and he's still like -- he's still licking his tongue out. and all this stuff. and i go, dude, what are you doing? what are you doing? and then he comes back again and he just won't stop and then i really got forceful, pushed him back. he bumps into all the other
partygoers, the whole thing. and he starts giggling and laughing. and let me tell you, i have never felt more emasculated. more objectified. i was horrified. i went over to adam right then and there, adam, come get your boy. what is his -- what is his problem? and so, you know what, adam -- >> your wife was with you. >> my wife is right there. >> he was acting so weird and so strange i put myself between, you know, him and my wife because with his tongue thing i couldn't understand. let me tell you it's so bizarre i wake up every morning wondering, did this really happen? it's nuts. >> you said your wife was there. she saw the entire thing? >> yes. >> you said you went over to adam immediately. what was his response? >> i told him, he's grabbing my junk. i was like, adam what is wrong with your boy? he looked like he didn't understand. because it was bizarre to both of us. we just -- i just literally, i said, that's -- now, when i looked at him, it was rage.
and when i say rage, i felt like i could punch a hole in his head. okay? but this is the deal. my wife told me, three years earlier, she said, terry, you can never handle any situation like this with violence. you are a target. you can be baited and pulled, if you react physically. and let me tell you something. i've done it before. but this is the deal, when i grabbed her hand and i left that party, we were only there for like a half hour, i got in the car. i almost ripped the steering wheel off. and she just kept saying, i'm proud of you. i'm proud of you. i'm proud of you. and i said, man -- >> she calmed you down? >> she calmed me down because she was the one who told me that this kind of thing would happen and that you could be baited. this is the thing. if i would have just retaliated in defense i would be under jail
right now. that's one thing i knew being a large african-american man in america, i would immediately be seen as a thug. but i'm not a thug. i'm an artist. >> a lot of people would say, that happened to me, the first thing i would do is strike back at somebody. you chose not to do that. >> well, literally my wife had me prepared. this is so beautiful about it because she had me prepared. she knew something like this could happen and, man, when it did, she was just right there for me. she's right there with me and she saw the whole thing. >> and then, last week, we saw it in the piece, but you filed a police report last week. >> yes, yes. >> what do you hope comes of this? >> you know, people need to be held accountable, mike. this is the deal about hollywood. and it's an abuse of power. this is -- this guy, again, one of the most powerful men in hollywood. and he looked at me at the end as if, you know, who is going to believe you? >> so you didn't think anybody would believe you if you came forward? >> last year, no, no, actually i let it go. actually i put it in the back of
my head. and i understood why women everywhere had to let it go. but let me tell you, when the weinstein thing started happening, i got ptsd. i was going, oh my god, this exact thing happened to me. i understand why they won't come forward. let me tell you a lot of times people go, why didn't you come forward sooner? when a person of power breaks that boundary and violates that boundary you're a prisoner of war. immediately, you're in a camp. because you're trying to figure out when is the right time to come out. leave the door open, you're digging tunnels with spoons and trying to find out a out and get out and find freedom and someone says, well, it must not be that bad. you should have came out sooner. you're like, i'm free. i finally got free. and this is the thing that a lot of people just don't understand. and they end up blaming the victim. and i have totally said i will not be shamed. i will not be shamed. i did nothing wrong. nothing. and the whole deal is people are like, why didn't you do
this? why didn't you do that? why don't you ask -- why isn't adam venit sitting here right now explaining his side? >> good question. and you wrote that tweet a few days after harvey weinstein's story broke. >> exactly. >> so you felt empowered by everyone else's stories. >> i did. >> that let you step out of the darkness, if you want to say. >> let me tell you, i was a keynote speaker at this place called center for community solutions that dealt with relationship violence, sexual assault. and i heard all these stories from all these women who were just -- who had finally -- get strength from each other's stories. and they came out. and i said, man, what kind of man would i be to tell my kids if someone touches you where you don't want to be touched, tell someone. tell someone. and then i don't do it. let me tell you something, it freed me. i knew instantly that i had to tell my story so that other people could be free. i didn't even name names. i was just in support of these women because they were called liars. they were -- they were like you're just looking for a
payday. i was like this is not what this is about. your dream, it's like a child. what you're trying to do, your dreams, goals, aspirations are just as valuable as your children. when someone binds up your dream and holds a gun to its head and say it's going to kill it if you don't do this and stay quiet, if you don't do this, it is a hostage situation. you're dealing with a terrorist. and i have my dream. i've worked so hard for this. what can i say? it's one of those things i survived the nfl, got to entertainment. i'm here. and i get assaulted by my own agent? makes -- it makes no sense and it was vile to the core. and it's still -- it still shocks me. >> i tell you what, i'm glad you came here to share your story. hopefully this is a big turning point for you and a lot of other victims out there. we appreciate you, terry. george? >> that was a powerful interview. so much unleashed by this me too movement. coming up news on this water park incident. after a little boy flew off a slide. he survived. his parents now taking action.
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we're back with that new lawsuit over this moment when a young boy went flying off a water slide on the first day it opened. thankfully, thankfully he's okay. he survived. but he was injured. and now his parents are demanding major changes and abc's diane macedo is here with that story. >> good morning to you all. so for the first time we're also seeing the photos of this boy's physical injuries. but his family actually says the emotional injuries were far worse. this, of course, dates back to
may, when we see that video. he goes flying off the slide, scrapes across the concrete. the family is suing for $2.5 million suing the city, the state, and the slide manufacturers. and what they're alleging here is that there was an inspection done before the slide opened that found safety issues. and the family believes those issues were not resolved before the slide opened. the city says the slide was tested and approved by the manufacturer and the state of california safety regulators as well. the manufacturer also says they did try to settle this amicably but the family did not provide medical records. the slide remains closed until it can be approved for reopening. >> way too much speed right there. >> hard to watch. >> problems with the slide that need to be fixed. >> it does. thanks very much. coming up, too fast, too furious, the new dodge demon about to hit the road. why parents and experts are concerned. cool tech. where's the new computer to power it? they have the old one. come with me. this is your holiday future.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news in that deadly california shooting spree. the first image of the gunman, four dead a dozen wounded and an attempt to attack this elementary school. how the staff prevented a tragedy and what the shooter's mother is now revealing as police search for a motive. uber under fire. the company facing a possible class action lawsuit. women coming forward saying they've been assaulted by drivers. what they told us overnight and how uber is now responding. under pressure, how young is too young for a smartphone? the parenting movement campaigning to prevent kids from having a phone until eighth grade. should you wait and what kids are saying about holding off. ♪ are you ready for it sexiest man alive. he's cool. he's confident and he's all country. "people" magazine reveals blake shelton as their main man.
this morning, we've got the brother, the couples and wait till you see who else made the list. ♪ and how long till charlie puth is here live? just minutes away with his me megahit and he's here to say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] and good morning, america. happy wednesday. >> charlie has a lot of energy there. >> he does. >> spinning around in circles this morning. got a story here about kids and their smartphones and something a lot of parents are dealing with. seems like pressure is growing every day to buy them one at a young age. well, 000s of parents are rallying together saying wait until eighth grade to buy your kid a phone. >> i held off till sixth. >> sixth. >> i held out until sixth grade as well. >> that just seemed like the time. >> eighth grade.
that's two extra years. >> but it's really caused quite a debate and that it's too young. a lively one in the studio. we can't wait for you to weigh in. new developments on that deadly shooting spree in california. targeting seven locations including an elementary school. this morning we're learning more about the shooter as police search for a motive. so let's go back to matt gutman in red bluff, california. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. we now know the name of the shooter. it is kevin neal and apparently he called his mother in the days leading up to the shooting saying he was, quote, going off a cliff. feuding with his neighbors and apparently pleading for help on facebook. now, law enforcement says the shooting spree began just before 8:00 a.m. yesterday killing his two neighbors and taking his truck, shooting as he went and ramming it into a school but the principal at that school heard the gunfire in the distance and
put the school on lockdown. he is being credited with saving countless students' lives this morning. now, frustrated neal apparently took that truck and continued on that shooting spree firing at motorists and pedestrians, carjacking another vehicle before finally police rammed his car and then shot him dead as well. now, this morning law enforcement here is investigating whether or not it was legal for him to have obtained multiple assault-style rifles and if it wasn't because he was facing assault with a deadly weapon charge how he got hold of those weapons. robin. >> we want to know the answers. thank you very much. the quick thinking by the principal. >> thank goodness for that. we get to that controversy in alabama where roy moore doubling down on his run for office and spoke out overnight refusing to drop out of the race despite more and more calls. let's go back to tom llamas in birmingham. hey, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the senate majority leader mitch
mcconnell, a republican said even if moore wins his election he likely will face an ethics hearing the moment he gets to the senate so mcconnell and other republicans are scrambling to figure out what to do down here in alabama. the rnc has officially cut all financial ties with the moore campaign. now, one of the ideas being floated by mcconnell is have jeff sessions, the man who used to have this seat but who is the current attorney general be a write-in candidate. the problem with that our report something that sessions doesn't want to have that job anymore and there is another scenario that could play out. if republicans promote a write-in candidate and moore doesn't get out they could split the republican vote and the democrat doug jones would win. now, of course, moore has been accused of sexual attacks on two teenage girls. he has completely denied all of these allegations. now, we do know from the campaign that he has no intention of dropping out and just yesterday a senior adviser to that campaign told me that it is unthinkable that at this point a man with his record of integrity and military service
would not be given the benefit of the doubt. george. >> okay, tom llamas, thanks very much. michael. thank you, george. now imagine this, you're a die-hard "star wars" fan going on a. sters ride at disney land. you think it is great but then this happens. the ultimate surprise. luke skywalker. yes, mark hamill walks in on the crowd. look at those reactions. these fans can't believe what they're sees and we have a few of them who could barely take it. oh, my gosh. he told the crowd he was there because he was realizing his dream of working at disneyland. who would have thunk. he made a lot of other dreams come true that day. >> oh, yes. >> he was having fun with that. >> yeah. >> speaking of disney it's somebody's birthday. we'll be celebrating that later. coming up, uber under fire. two women sharing their stories claiming they were sexually assaulted by driver, now filing a class action lawsuit. and the new nationwide
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it's a great audience that we have here. [ cheers and applause ] and tomorrow we're helping you save big on your holiday shopping "deals & steals" for $20 or less. that is tomorrow. >> tory johnson. >> ooh. but right now a little "pop news" with lara. >> yes, indeed, good morning to you guys and good morning to you. time now for "pop news" and we're going to start with taraji p. henson. we love taraji. she knees to come back soon. she is set to turn hollywood on its head with a remake of the 2000 comedy "what women want." >> oh, yes. >> it started mel gibson that time around as a, well, chauvinist tick ladies man. this time henson flipping the gender card. she'll play the lead in a movie that is being called "what men want." i love this idea. it's about a female sports agent who can hear the thoughts of the men in her industry who are trying to keep her down. talk about timing. >> good time.
>> wow. >> the "empire" star set to executive produce as well released in january 2019. >> it'll be worth the wait. >> absolutely. [ applause ] >> goodness, stra. >> i can't wait to hear what's going through the men's minds. >> oh, well, i imagine you two might know. now to a big wedding in the big easy. serena, congratulations, well, we think. we think. [ applause ] we think. daily mail reporting serena is set to marry her fiance alex ohanian 2 1/2 months after the birth of their baby girl alexis olympia. sources say it's going to be a big one. 250 plus guests including we hear beyonce, jay z. kris jenner, meghan markle and reporting that they're sparing no expense and they have shrouded everything in such
secrecy. >> well, not enough. >> i guess they're trying. guests won't even learn where the ceremony is or details until tomorrow morning. >> prince harry shows up, heads will explode. >> absolutely and we will have a full investigative report on that. then finally i love this story. diana ross and the kindness of a stranger in los angeles, love this song too. seems diana was doing a little shopping, a woman after my own heart and misplaced something while shopping in marshall's. before she could get turned upside down, inside out and round and round, i'm sorry, i totally blew that. i wrote it, had a whole idea but you know what i meaning. >> you have to sell it if you're going to do it. ♪ giving love instinctively wow, you're welcome. anyway, it was a fanny pack, it was found, it was returned. diana ross tweeted her gratitude writing, thank you to the angel. i lost my fanny pack in marshall's in l.a. on olympic and someone turned it in.
what a blessing and wrote another tweet, a promise, i will pay it forward which we know that she will and she'll be doing that soon enough because she is performing and accepting a lifetime achievement award at the american music awards on sunday on abc. [ applause ] >> diana ross' fanny pack. >> imagine you're strolling through marshall's and diana ross is there. ♪ up sidedown sorry. didn't work the first time, lara. >> thank you, lara. and amy has been tracking this lawsuit against uber. >> that's right, robin. this morning there is new trouble for uber. the company is now facing a class action lawsuit accusing drivers of sexual misconduct against thousands of female passengers after two women came forward sharing their stories. it's the ride sharing app marketed as a safe alternative way to get home. but this morning, one florida woman says after a night of fun and drinking she and her friend
got into an uber and once they got to her apartment, things turned for the worse. >> he took me upstairs, he was dragging me at first. and then he threw me over his shoulder because i couldn't walk. >> jane doe number one averaging us to distort her voice and not show her face. she is now one of two women filing a proposed class action lawsuit against uber claiming they were sexually assaulted by their uber drivers accusing the ride hailing app of leaving them vulnerable because of allegedly inadequate background checks and monitoring of its drivers. >> my life is a mess. i can't concentrate. i get anxiety. >> reporter: according to the police report for jane doe number one, the alleged subsidy, nimer abdala admitted to sexually assaulting her pepping in a criminal court in miami and jane doe number two speaking out about a ride she says she took earlier this year in los angeles. she also asked us to alter her
voice and not show her face. >> we started on our way home. don't really know what happened during that time. i was like in and out of consciousness but i know that i was assaulted. i was in the backseat and woke up and he was in the backseat. i wasn't like really in my right mind for like two weeks and then i was just so afraid. >> reporter: the proposed class action suit calling upon uber to tighten their background checks on their drivers worldwide. alleging since the company launched thousands of female passengers have endured unlawful conduct by their uber drivers including rape, sexual assault, physical violence and gender-motivated harassment. >> we want the court to order that uber disclose how many reports it has received and then what has uber done in response to these complaints, have any drivers been fired or what actually happens and why should women feel safe to ride with uber? >> overnight a spokesperson told
us they received this complaint today and are in the process of reviewing it. these allegations are important to us and we take them very seriously. and, robin, we looked at uber's rider safety side and say they use a third party company for background checks on drivers going back for seven years. uber says that's to identify offenses and other informations that could disqualify drivers, including driving violations and sex-related crimes and more needs to be done. >> so much more needs to be done. you're right about that. over to ginger. >> let's go ahead and do your "gma" moment. a little moment to smile, sharon from kansas city is telling us that her cat hutch will not let her watch the soccer game because hutch likes to touch every single player on the screen. so she has another cat starski that stays back and watches with her but hutch is on there. share your happy moment, your laugh out loud with us. go to my facebook page, ginger
zee and hopefully we can get you on tv and get a little smile. good morning. on what's going to be a wet wednesday. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. we'll have light rain today but heavy rain tonight and gusty breezes and another storm sunday, monday, and tuesday. as far as our temperatures, about 60 to 67 degrees today, a little cooler, way up in mendocino and lake counties. tonight we'll be around 50 to 57. this is our first strong storm, three on our storm impact scale. it becomes a 1 tomorrorororororo thousand to a "gma" rorororo parenting alert about smartphones and when your children should have them. a campaign is growing across the country to wait till eighth grade. "gma's" weekend anchor paula faris is here with more. this is hitting close onto home >> it is spreading. parents, we felt powerless for
so long when it comes to screens and smartphones. it is a land mine for our children, teen suicide rates are on the rise as is social media. but there is a movement happening. wait until eighth. parents are pushing back pledging to protect their kids from the smartphone until they're ready for it. the pressure is on for preteens to have smartphones. do you know any kids that don't have smartphones? >> no. >> reporter: and the pressure is also on for their parents. is there one word that you can give me to describe the thought of buying your kid a smartphone? >> dread. >> regret. >> frightening. >> and it is so addictive. >> reporter: it was this pressure that led austin mom brook shannon to start wait until 8th where parts signed a pledge not to get their child a smartphone before eighth grade. >> i think before the pledge, parents didn't feel like they had a choice. they could give their kid a phone because everyone had one or could be one of the only,
quote/unquote mean moms or dads that aren't giving their kid a phone and it just felt really lonely and isolating. >> reporter: the grassroots movement is national and today more than 4300 parents from all 50 states are signed the wait until 8th pledge. >> awesome how you can watch videos. >> texting and sharing photos. >> reporter: this week there was a screening of the documentary "screen agers" about the impact of them in new york city. all across the city parents get together along with the children and say we'll wait. how effective do you think this movement can be. >> i think the more people who can join together and say we'll delay this, it's a very powerful device. it's a mini computer with internet and camera and they're just not ready to handle the pressures. the anxiety, the depression that comes along with it. >> reporter: in fang, a new study shows a link, teenagers thinking about suicide are more likely to be users of social media and experts say there are some real dangers to
smartphones. exposing children to cyberbullying, seconding and sexual predators. >> kidding struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, adhd are more likely to use the devices for negative feedback and they're at risk for being bullied and getting depressed. for their grades to go down. >> reporter: but now with movements spreading around the country, parents can take control. mom before linda fisher is one of them. her eldest two children have smartphones. do you regret getting them a smartphone. >> yeah, i do. >> and my 8-year-old would not get one until he is 13. i signed the petition for eight until eighth grade. it is a crutch and easy access and causes arguments. >> what do you think life would be like without your smartphone. >> i think it would be better in most ways. >> why? >> smartphones are soft of a distraction during school. it leads to bad grades and bad study habits and that leads to
much worse things. >> even the kids know it's not great for them an hard for many to justify why they need a smartphone beyond the fact that all of their peers and everybody else has one. >> other alternatives you have is there there are, in fact in my framily we bought a gizmo gadget and a gizmo pal. you restrict the calls, the texts, that has gps tracking that gizmo pal you can only make phone calls. >> what about the good old-fashioned just make a call. >> say hello to my little friend, robin. the flip phone is alive and well. >> basic phone. >> a basic phone. this has a camera. make sure if you don't want your children to take photos to get a flip phone that doesn't have one. it's basic. call your kids and want them to text voila, the flip phone. >> okay. now what if your child already has -- >> go to therapy. i don't have -- >> no, you'll try to take it away from them. >> see, this is difficult but, remember, at the end of the day you are the parent and the onus is on you. >> thank you. >> share with them the concerns about the fact it's going to
impair their sleep and can impair grades and relationships. the links to depression. there are every major carrier out there has a basic plan with no data. now, kids can skirt around that issue. so carriers have taken it a step further and offered services which will restrict the phones to what apps they have and they can only call and text certain numbers with the smartphone. >> still, george brought up a good point. if the whole community and cool is behind it. >> that's how it does. we signed the pledge. >> if one child is -- all the other friends have it it's more difficult. >> no matter how strong you are you are not going to have your kid be the only kid. >> it's the peer pressure but also the pressure on parents but we have to remember with this movement wait until 8th we're in itting to and there's power in it. george, i'll talk to you later. >> michael has the power. >> we'll get a flip phone, throw a walkman in there too. [ laughter ] but it is time now for the big reveal of who made "people's" sexual man alive issue.
we saw blake shelton gracing the cover of "people" magazine's executive editor kate coyne is here to tell us how they chose blake and we're always excited this time of year. [ applause ] so, i said in the intro how did you choose blake shelton? >> well, no offense to adam levine but i would say goinging back to the adam year he's somebody on our radar since we gave adam the title a few years ago. blake was a runner-up so we've had our eye on him and i think the fact that this is now blake -- not just blake shelton but very much in love is pretty sexy and when you hear what he has to say about gwen and her three boys and about himself. he's so hilarious and self-deprecating a great year to be blake in now they both have that title. something else to argue about on the show. >> exactly. >> you have siblings on here. "the property brothers." the hemsworth brothers. >> oh, the hemsworth brothers in is it in the beeps.
>> clearly. you got the property brother, we covered them enough they don't even look identical to me anymore. i can -- i'm an expert. i have a ph.d. in property brothers. that's drew and that's jonathan. they're starting to change in a way where drew is more buttoned up and more he will gent and more "g.q" and jonathan is more rough and tumble "men's health" and there's a flavor for everyone. >> flavor for everyone, that's right. you have a new category. [ applause ] a new category this year called hot off the press. >> yeah. >> a few guys that i know are on this list. >> yeah, i don't know. i feel like there might even be somebody in this studio. >> oh. [ applause ] >> flavor for everyone. >> there he is. there he is. and all his sexy glory. >> thank you, kate. [ applause ]
he has -- we have a lot of fun with that act. you know, this is i think a year in which the media has sort of unfairly come under fire in a lot of ways and so it's great to be able to celebrate our sexy brothers of the press. >> david muir. >> david muir is on there too. [ applause ] >> no, no, no. >> just a few years ago. >> i'm good. i'm just laughing because you said our sexy brothers of the press. i love that. kate, well, thank you for coming here and thank you for sharing all that and "people's" sexiest man issue hits newsstands on friday. make sure you go out and get it. coming up, the one the only -- your "gma" moment brought to you by the frame from samsung.
good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." sue hall has a look at your traffic this morning. hi, sue. >> good morning, everyone. good morning, reggie. we have problems in san ramon. also in san francisco, southbound out of the tunnel we had an earlier accident. that's been cleared. here's the problem, though. three lanes blocked, right lane, southbound 680 at bollinger canyon, significant alerlt has been issued, big delays there and in the backup northbound we have an accident so both directions of 680 in the san ramon valley remain slow this morning. >> the next 24 hours we'll see the
on storm watch and our best radar return over bay shore. that will head out over and head towards alameda in the next 15 minutes or so. you can see scattered rain everywhere to steadier rain in the north bay. the storm is a 3 because the rain will get heavy tonight, 1 to 2 inches possible, 2 to 3 4 234 the hills. our highest concern is for flooding on the burn scars, debris fwloes and mudslides there and some trees down as it gets windy this afternoon and evening. tapers to 1 tomorrow afternoon. >> we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com.
♪ celebrate [ applause ] welcome back to "gma," everybody. wonderful to have you all here with us on this wednesday morning and i got a question for everybody at home. i got a question for everybody here in the audience. who loves a day off? [ cheers and applause ] >> really? >> not me. i don't love a day off but obviously if you guys are having one off today because you're here. if not you're in trouble. we all know most companies give off thanksgiving and give off christmas and give off new year's. spotify will change things up and actually allowing employees to swap those days off for alternate dates of their choosing. yeah, they call it -- they said
they're giving their employees flexibility and freedom to create what is close to their heart. we asked and people got creative. here's some answers. one, the day after super bowl sunday. [ cheers and applause ] >> smart. [ applause ] >> the other one, june 21st, the first day of summer. >> i like that one. [ applause ] >> you like that one? >> i like that one. >> the day after daylight savings to be able to adjust and get back on track. >> i'll take that too. >> i know. i'll take all of chose, check, check. >> i think we can all agree on this, friday. every friday. >> every friday. >> every friday. >> friday. >> monday too. >> monday and friday. >> if you guys could do that, though, would you change anything? >> halloween. >> halloween. >> you'd take halloween off. >> yeah, i wouldn't have to come in here and dress up. [ laughter ]
>> he really is very -- he's not kidding. >> spoken like a man hot off the press. >> i would take my birthday off. the day after my birthday. >> yes. >> i would take my birthday but my birthday is a major holiday this year. it's thanksgiving so -- it's my way of saying -- oh. oh, no. >> i'll be thinking about you. >> but it was a bummer as a kid when it fell on thanksgiving. it was, but as an adult it's fine. >> doesn't matter as much. >> did you say -- did you say what day zmchlt? >> i said the day after my birthday that way i can have fun on my birthday. >> we'll have a whole lot of fun right now, thank you, michael. our next guest has been turning heads and letters on the hit show "wheel of fortune." can you believe this, for 35 years now. she's here to celebrate. [ applause ] she's here to celebrate the opening of a brand-new exhibit looking back on the show's history. please welcome the one and only
vanna white. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ 24 karat magic in the air [ cheers and applause ] >> mwah. >> hey. >> good to see you. >> how are you? >> i'm great. great. hi, everybody. hi. thank you. >> who doesn't love vanna white? >> ah. hi. >> 35 years, what do you think it's about that show? >> you know what, it's a family show. i mean you turn on the tv and there's so much negative stuff going on and to have the show for 35 years, it's been around so many people. families just grow up with it. it's fun. >> they do. >> it's fun. >> appointment television. >> you can play along too at home. >> absolutely. i love guessing.
we'll play in a minute. i want to share with everybody a new exhibit opens today in new york and takes us on a trip down memory lane of vanna's dresses, gowns because they are spectacular. over the years -- is it true we have heard that you have never worn the same gown twice in 35 years? >> that is true. >> really? >> yes. i have worn over 6700 gowns. never the same one twice.,700 g. never the same one twice. >> is it true only one mistake in 35 years? >> you had to bring that up, didn't you? yes, i turned the wrong letter. the puzzle was either dr. spock or mr. spock, i can't remember. i was so traumatized and i turned the "d" or the "m" and it was wrong. >> one mistake. >> one! >> what happened after that? >> they threw the puzzle out and pretended like the whole thing never happened. >> let's play. >> we love the game so much we gotta play. we can't have you here without playing our version of "wheel of
fortune." >> okay. >> yes. >> we invited a super fan. her name is yolanda right there with her mom. it is her birthday. >> both of our birthdays. >> oh, happy birthday. [ cheers and applause ] >> before we get started what do you love most about the game? >> the show is so much fun. we've been watching it forever. vanna is so cute and i did know the trivia about the dress, it's great. it's fun. >> we'll test your knowledge and see how big of a fan you really are. we'll put ten seconds on the clock to solve this puzzle. the category is vanna's favorite food. let's put r, s, t, n, l and e on the board. >> i know what it is. >> yolanda. you better be ready. right now. vanna's favorite food. >> oh i know what it is. >> give her another letter. >> one more. >> giver her an m. >> give her an m. >> i don't know. i don't know. >> it's hard. that's a tough one. >> mashed potatoes. >> oh.
[ applause ] when you play the game you don't go home empty handed. we're going to give you a "wheel of fortune" goody bag. so there you are. it's right there a lot of goodies from your favorite show. [ applause ] >> happy birthday. >> oh. >> vanna, thank you for coming. i actually have -- i think i'm going to go see this. this is an amazing exhibit. see all these dresses and all of us here are fans. my mom thinks this is the one show she could master. >> the way you and pat are after all these years it's really -- >> and we've never had one argument in that many years. >> i believe it. >> number one question he said he's asked everywhere he goes is where is vanna, everywhere he goes. >> come on over tonight. we'll be there. okay? [ applause ] >> "wheel of fortune," 35 years america's game at the paley center in new york that opens today. go check that out. coming up singer mary j. blige like you've never seen her
before. we'll be right back. i thought i knew everything about garth brooks. well, it turns out she doesn't. but now i do. i just finished his new book. yes, he wrote a book. i'm so proud of him. it's not a book. it's "the anthology part 1" of a part 5 series. it's a... it's a book with cds in it. and stories like i've never heard before. pictures i've never seen. in a really sweet package. i know what i'm getting everybody for christmas this year. (announcer) 240 pages, 5 albums, and hundreds of never-before-seen photos. available now at sam's club. and honey, there's some things in here that i don't think i would've told.
♪ we're in the thick of things >> reporter: known for her powerhouse vocals. ♪ no more drama >> reporter: but in her starring role as florence in "mudbound" the glamorous mary j. blige is transformed. >> you just come back. >> i will. >> you come all the way back. >> reporter: this movie, wow. we see you like we've never seen you before. truly in so many ways. how did you prepare to be so stripped down? >> how did i prepare? it was all dee reese's direction. all her idea to just make mary j. blige disappear. >> any reservations in doing that? >> of course, i had nothing but reservations in doing that i didn't know i was so vain when it was time to play florence. i was hanging on to things. can she have lashes? i was definitely fighting at least to give her a strip of
lashes at least. >> just a little something of mary j. >> a little bit but dee said, no, mary, i said, fine, no mary. we want florence 100%. >> i won't be working for them. i be working for us. >> in fact, you were so unrecognizable as florence i understand that one of your on screen sons didn't even know you were you. >> that's the truth. and he -- you know, when he found out it was me, he was just staring like it just can't be. >> you've obviously been in movies before but nothing like quite like this. how did you prepare for such a heavy role? >> of course, i had to get an acting coach and of course, dee had these workshops before we when got in front of the camera. of course i think i was being prepared by whole childhood life like this would send us to georgia to see
my grandparents and i would see my grand mom as this my understanding as this woman. so she was already in and knew to move like a southern woman and speak like a southern woman. >> they say it's bad luck to see somebody leave. >> when asked what's next you said more movies. but please say there's going to be more music too. >> definitely. music is my first love. that's my baby. that's the thing that gives me wings and helps me fly and helps me to be competent as well so definitely more music. ♪ going down >> thank you very much. congratulations. it's an incredible film. >> thank you so much. [ applause ] >> and "mudbound" premieres on netflix and hits limited theaters friday. go check it out but first right over to ginger. >> i've got kids behind me and something that will excite a lot of kids. the "frozen" reunion we've been waiting for, kristen bell and idina menzel singing "when we're together" when "olaf's frozen adventure" part of the wonderful world of disney magical holiday celebration and kristen bell says it combines two of my favorite thing, the holidays and singing alongside my "frozen"
sister, idina airing november 30t good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. are you ready because it's here, your 12-hour day planner, some scattered light rain through noon then it gets progressively heavier and windier all ri all right, now it's time for a "gma" tradition. macy's make-a-wish. the 10th annual believe campaign. i can't believe it's been ten years turning hopes into reality for some special children with life threatening illnesses. we have helpers that you see right here. they're working on letters to santa and macy's is going to donate $1 up to a million dollars for each make-a-wish stamped letter you send to santa. just drop it off at a macy's or submit it online and help those wishes come true for young
people, like the 17th-year-old you're about to meet. ♪ >> reporter: aaliyah's wish is coming true. as she makes her way to the land of the stars. ♪ everybody seems so famous >> reporter: it was over a year and a half ago she was diagnosed with stage 4 hodgkin's lymphoma. >> she started losing weight. she wasn't eating. she had lost maybe 100 pounds. >> reporter: aaliyah traveled more than 400 miles from her home in louisiana to tennessee to receive treatment. when her hair started to fall out, mom and daughter got matching hair cuts. >> we actually went at the same time after the first round of chemo. ♪ i didn't come here to party >> reporter: now happy and healthy getting the vip treatment and celebrating her 17th birthday with a tour on the famous rodeo drive and a visit to madame tussauds catching up with forrest gump. >> life is like a box of chocks.
♪ 24 cart magic in the air >> reporter: aaliyah's future as bright as the walk of fame. >> i am so happy. >> reporter: when she grows up she wants to become a registered nurse so she can help other children who are sick. >> thank you macy's and make a wish. >> a hollywood dream come true in the land of stars. now, every letter and come on, kids. let's start putting them in. every letter that guess into this box raises a dollar and we want to thank all of the children here with us this morning. they are spreading the magic helping make wishes come true and now you at home can do the very same thing. help grant a wonderful wish like the one we saw for aaliyah. drop that letter at any local macy's or even submit one online. that's what you guys are doing right here. what do you say guys, altogether? >> all: we believe! >> it's working. it's working already. all right. guy, don't go anywhere. the one, the only charlie puth is performing live. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
all right. we are back now with mr. charlie puth. grammy nominated singer, all right. we are back now with mr. charlie puth. grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer. his highly anticipated album "voice notes" is out january 19th. right now though he'll perform his new single off of it. it's called "how long." ♪ ♪ all right i'll admit i was wrong what else can i say girl ♪ ♪ can't you blame my head and not my heart ♪ ♪ i was drunk i was gone that don't make it right but promise there were no feelings involved ♪ ♪ she said boy tell me honestly ♪ ♪ was it real or just for show yeah ♪
♪ she said save your apologies baby i just gotta know ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on you've been creeping round on me ♪ ♪ while you're calling me baby ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on ♪ ♪ you've been acting so shady i've been feeling it lately baby ♪ ♪ i'll admit it's my fault but you gotta believe me ♪ ♪ when i say it only happened once ♪ ♪ i tried and i tried but you'll never see that ♪ ♪ you're the only one i wanna love ooh yeah ♪ ♪ she said boy tell me honestly was it real or just for show ♪
♪ she said save your apologies baby i just gotta know ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on you've been creeping round on me ♪ ♪ while you're calling me baby ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on ♪ ♪ you've been acting so shady i've been feeling it lately baby ♪ ♪ ♪ how long has it been going on baby you gotta go tell me now ♪ ♪ she said boy tell me honestly was it real or just for show yeah ♪ ♪ she said save your apologies
baby i just gotta know ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on ♪ ♪ you've been creeping round on me while you're calling me baby ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on you've been acting so shady ♪ ♪ i've been feeling it lately baby ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on ♪ ♪ you've been creeping round on me how long has it been going on baby ♪ ♪ how long has this been going on you gotta go tell me now ♪ ♪ you been acting so shady i've been feeling it lately baby ♪ [ applause ] "gma's" concert series is presented by carmax. drive what's possible.
it feels good to be back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ we are back with an extra special guest. mickey mouse and as you can see and guess by the cake here we are celebrating mickey's birthday. now, mickey for your birthday, you have been surprising fans all over the world and now here you are in times square. >> pretty incredible, huh. i had a great time and saw really amazing places.
>> yes, it has been amazing. mickey we are so happy you were able to stop by and celebrate with us here today. >> gosh, thanks, everybody. and keep your ears open for more surprises. >> ooh. more surprises to come and celebration of mickey mouse's birthday, the audience, all of the audience here receiving some of the brand-new disney and kiehl's holiday collection on sale at kiehls.com. stores near you. happy birthday, mickey. >> ginger got mickey to talk. >> yeah. >> charlie, charlie, charlie puth. thank you. >> thank you. >> so good. january 19 t the new music comes out. >> january 19th new music comes out. >> guy, thanks so much for being here. great way to start our wednesday. have a great day, everybody. ♪
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good morning to you. 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." the big story is the storm. meteorologist mike nicco has your details. >> hey, reggie. hi, everybody. we're transitioning from storm watch to the storm is here, the biggest radar return, the strongest over mt. diablo right now. you can see the rain that's steadier across the north bay, more pockets of rain for the rest of us. it will get really heavy during the evening and overnight hours. that's why the storm is a 3, strong. scattered showers after tomorrow's morning commute drops it to a 1. sue? >> not winding down yet, lottings of slow spots around the bay area. we'll take a look outside at headsberg towards windsor and westbound 80 after tennessee, a lane blocked there too. >> thank you. back at 11:00 a.m. for the abc7 midday news. our reporting always continues
on our news app and abc7news.com. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, wonder woman directly from "justice league," gal gadot. and from the movie "darkest hour," gary oldman. we continue our "that's my baby" thanksgiving cooking week with chef donatella arpaia and her dad. plus, we present the singing dog finalists in our "live's bow wow wow contest" ." all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: good morning! >> kelly: hi!