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fish. >> we can go on together. >> that's it for abc 7 welcome to "world news tonight." the ballistic missile scare. an entire state in panic. the warning that went out to all of hawaii, an inbound missile, take immediate shelter. >> this is not a drill. take immediate action measure. >> people running for their lives. families fleeing. for 38 minutes chaos and confusion until finally the all clear. frozen rivers triggering s dangerous floods. residents told to evacuate. temperatures plummeting from the gulf coast through the northeast. nearly 200 million people facing an arctic blast. mark wahlberg paying up in the face of outcry. tonight the superstar's massive donation after earning a thousand times more than his female co-star. terror on board a greyhound bus.
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a 911 call for a passenger with a gun. the police chase crossing state lines before authorities moved in. and the millionaire millennial. the 20-year-old with 282 million reasons to smile. he can pop the champagne. he just can't drink it. good evening, and thank you for joining us on a very busy saturday. i'm cecilia vega in for tom llamas. we begin tonight with complete panic and chaos in hawaii after that emergency alert sounded across the islands just after 8:00 a.m. local time. residents seen running for cover. families hiding in bomb shelters. take a listen. >> this is not a drill. take immediate action measure. >> reporter: the dire warning of a ballistic missile threat buzzing on cell phones stripped across television screens. residents told to seek immediate shelter, quote, this is not a
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drill. it took 38 minutes for some people to get the all clear. the message, a human error false alarm, and it comes weeks after hawaii reinstated a cold war era missile alert system in the event of an attack by north korea following kim jong-un's repeated tests. in hawaii tonight the governor saying an employee at shift change is to blame, but there are so many questions still, and abc's stephanie ramos starts us off from the pentagon. >> reporter: hawaiians fleeing and waking up this morning to a nightmare scenario. >> shelter immediately. >> reporter: the message sent at 8:07 this morning on tv, radios and going out on cell phones reading, ballistic missile threat inbound. seek immediate shelter. this is not a drill. the warnings left an entire state terrified. >> we were up on a mountain and relationship we almost like fell off it trying to get to our children. >> reporter: people pulling over in tunnels, confused tourists hunkering down in hotels.
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>> people are hiding in tunnels, people are locking down their homes, they're heading for the mountains. >> reporter: one mother saying her daughter was away at a slumber party when the alert went out. >> and so she calls me because they're all getting the alert. mom, what are we supposed to do? i'm like, stay there. if something happens, no matter what do not leave that house. >> reporter: families filling up their bathtubs with water and stocking up on supplies. the people of hawaii have been on edge in recent months as north's kim jong-un moves closer to perfecting a nuclear-tipped missile. just last month, hawaii tested their nuclear attack warning sirens for the first time since the 1980s. but this alert was not real. 12 minutes after the alert congresswoman sulsi gabbard said this is a false alarm. norad with assets in place to detect a missile approaching saw the state had not corrected the alert so clarified saying the message was sent in error.
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i hiawaii hawahawahawahawahawaha send out that correction message statewide for 38 minutes. >> this should not have happened. >> reporter: the state's governor says this false alarm was a result of human error. >> it was a procedure that occurs at the change of shift where they go through to make sure that the system is working and an employee pushed the wrong button. >> reporter: but tonight many are asking why did it take so long for a correction to go out? >> anything like this happens, the cancellation got to go right away. >> definitely some very big questions right now and stephanie joins us from the pentagon where you've been speaking to military brass all day. stephanie, those warning systems are controlled by federal agencies, but tonight the blame is being blaised squarely on hawaii. >> reporter: absolutely, cecilia. the state's warning system is a fema capability. whoever has the alerting authority, either state or local, can push out those alert
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messages. now, a source here at the pentagon tells me today's false alert was a pure mistake by the hawaii emergency alert system. cecilia. >> stephanie ramos leading us off tonight, thank you. and while human error may be to blame, the chaos and confusion in hawaii today seemed to reveal a system not ready for the real thing. i want to bring in abc news contributor and retired marine colonel stephen ganyard. steve, as you have talked about so many times before, the threat from north korea obviously very real, but people today clearly did not know what to do. >> cecilia, this reaction, this panic that we saw in hawaii probably never would have happened just a few months ago. but now that we've seen north korea demonstrate a nuclear capability, threaten the united states with nuclear war, we need to go back to the future, go back to those cold war days where we took civil defense seriously and make sure that our warning systems are in place and that they work and we can't have a problem like we had today that was based on a simple human error. >> a big problem there. colonel ganyard, thank you.
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and president trump was briefed on that situation in hawaii during his weekend away at mar-a-lago, his mar-a-lago estate. but it is the fallout from his oval office slur about immigrants that still has him under fire and now on the defensive. abc's david wright is traveling with the president in west palm beach, florida. >> reporter: tonight, president trump is blaming the democrats for the current impasse on immigration reform. "great opportunity missed," he tweeted today. "too bad!." this at the end of a week that began with trump showing off the art of the deal. >> i'll take the heat. i don't care. i don't care. i'll take all the heat you want to give me. >> reporter: flamboyantly hosting a televised meeting with leaders from both parties in order to demonstrate he's a "very stable genius" on complicated policy matters. >> when this group and others from the senate, from the house comes back with an agreement, i'm signing it. >> reporter: but what may have ultimately torpedoed the deal
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was the president's own vulgar language, behind closed doors, to describe the countries whose immigrants he'd like to exclude. >> he said, "put me down for wanting more europeans to come to this country. why don't we get more people from norway?" that is exactly what the president said. >> reporter: the president's comments are a laughingstock in norway. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: elsewhere the president's comments are a cause for outrage. and the african union wants an apology not just to the africans but to all the people of african descent around the globe. at a town hall meeting in iowa, republican senator chuck grassley had to answer concerns from his constituents about the commander in chief. >> are you personally concerned? >> i'm not president of the united states. i'm a check on the president of the united states. that's my constitutional responsibility. and i guess i am going to do what i can under our constitution to make sure that nothing bad happens to our
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country. >> lawmakers under fire there. david wright joins us from florida live. we are days away from a possible government shutdown. this breakdown on immigration and the president's slur could have a real impact on that, david. >> reporter: that's right, cecilia. the federal government is expected to run out of monday on friday and the democrats are hoping to use that as gefrmg to get the deal they want on immigration. both the house and the senate are out for the holiday weekend so only a few days left to fashion a compromise. and they don't seem anywhere close. cecilia. >> the clock is ticking. david wriegs, thank you. we want to move on to the weather whiplash. this week's brief thaw combined with heavy rain led to this. ice jams and flooding, swollen rivers forcing some residents to evacuate. that brief winter warm-up that we saw is now long gone. tonight temperatures are in a fr freefall. here's abc's senior
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meteorologist rob marciano. >> reporter: streets turning into ice rivers in pennsylvania. chunks of ice spilling into neighborhoods. the subzero temperatures striking as the last winter storm continues to torment the northeast. >> this is a road flooded by ice and water. >> reporter: a deep freeze followed by a quick thaw and heavy rain causing ice jams like this one in western pennsylvania. similar scenes across the northeast. our own dr. jen ashton in kent, connecticut, attending a hockey game, rising waters forcing everyone out of the arena. >> this is normally an athletic field. it's already completely submerged. >> reporter: the river climbing halfway up the front doors of the school. nearby in simsbury, more broken up ice rushing with the flow of the swollen farmington river. ice jams in athol, massachusetts, flooding homes and prompting evacuations there. and watch this time lapse of a frozen river breaking up in upstate new york. chunks of ice choking the flow, forcing the river up, then releasing the river and the ice dangerously downstream. >> and it is cold out there. let's get right to rob on the west side highway. rob, how cold? how long are we talking?
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>> well, the last 24 hours is a body shocking drop in temperatures. in some cases 50 degrees colder now than it was this time yesterday. any water on the ground is flash freezing, some of those ice floes on those rivers slowing down but may be jams going on tomorrow. either way the temperatures are brutal. look at the morning temps. below freezing all the way down to the gulf of mexico. 31 degrees in the big easy and couple in windchills, it will be tough in the morning. single digits. 18 degrees below zero it will feel like in burlington. and another shot of cold air comes in. snow for the morning rush in chicago on monday and indianapolis and detroit, a light coating but, again, more cold after a very, very brief thaw. cecilia. >> get inside, my friend, rob. thank you. we want to turn to a major headline in hollywood now. superstar mark wahlberg taking heat for that staggering payment.
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today wahlberg announced he will donate more than a million dollars to show his support for pay equity. abc's erielle reshef has the details. >> reporter: tonight, mark wahlberg responding to a tidal wave of criticism, now donating more than a million dollars to the time's up legal defense fund. the "all the money in the world" star and his agency, wme, coming under fire for a deal that guaranteed wahlberg $1.5 million to reshoot scenes that originally included fired actor kevin spacey. >> is this some kind of joke? >> reporter: wahlberg's co-star michelle williams, also represented by wme, and reportedly unaware of that agreement, reshooting for just $80 a day. >> i said not only would i, but i'll give you back my salary if that would help, and i'll give you my thanksgiving break, if that would help. >> reporter: wahlberg tonight making up for that disparity, saying he'll give up his entire reshoot fee, writing in a statement "i 100% support the fight for fair pay, and i'm donating the $1.5 million to the time's up legal defense fund in michelle williams' name." despite brokering wahlberg's
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deal, wme telling abc news "the current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap" adding the company is giving $500,000 to time's up in honor of its client, michelle williams. >> and erielle joins me now here live. i think a lot of people are wondering after hearing this whether michelle williams will recoup. will get any more money after this. >> a lot of people wondering that, cecilia. an insider in the industry tells us now that mark wahlberg has donated his reshoot fee, it's unlikely michelle williams will receive any more money. we did reach out to michelle williams' representatives for comment. so far we have not heard back. >> thank you for staying on this one for us. we want to turn next to a scary situation on a greyhound bus. a 911 call coming from on board. it triggered a police chase that ended across state lines. abc's marci gonzalez has more. >> reporter: tonight, a suspect in custody accused of prompting a massive police pursuit. >> that's insane. >> reporter: while threatening passengers on this greyhound bus.
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>> that he was gonna kill us, that he was gonna put a bullet in our head. >> reporter: some of the 37 people on board that bus, traveling from milwaukee to chicago around 10:00 friday night, calling police. >> it did look like he had a weapon. >> reporter: the bus not pulling over leading to a high-speed chase. >> the bus driver had no idea it was happening. >> reporter: officers from wisconsin and illinois shutting down the highway in both directions, throwing down stop sticks. >> tires are starting to shred on the bottom. >> reporter: the greyhound finally coming to a stop. >> they made us all get off one by one, with our hands up, had guns to us. >> reporter: police arresting 33-year-old marguerito vargas rosas. they say the undocumented immigrant from mexico is now charged with making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. >> this is a situation that could have really went a different direction when we think about what's happening in our country and mass shootings. we dodged a bullet. >> reporter: police say no one was hurt and they did not find a weapon. cecilia. >> okay, marci, thank you. and we do have a passing to report tonight from inside
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our abc family. legendary sportscaster keith jackson. here's abc's adrienne bankert on the man that made that famous phrase "whoa, nelly" so famous. >> touchdown. >> reporter: if there was ever a voice that conjures up the majesty of sports' most memorable moments -- >> vince young scores. >> reporter: -- it's keith jackson's, the thunderous heartbeat behind college football. >> college football doesn't exhibit the skills that pro football does, but it's got spirit. >> reporter: jackson embodied that spirit in a down home melodic style with some memorable catchphrases. >> whoa, nellie. the last time brian griese ran that far, his dad was chasing him with a stick. 50-year career in broadcasting spent covering four world series, ten olympics. >> bruce jenner has got the world record in the decathlon sideways. >> reporter: most of those years reporting for abc sports starting in 1966.
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he traveled to 31 countries for "the wide world of sports." >> it is called the we've had all the romance, now let's find out if he can dance. >> reporter: awarded numerous honors, his greatest legacy will be for all those college games and for the way he delivered joy to every call. his booming and iconic signature never to be forgotten. >> he made it. >> reporter: adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. >> and keith jackson was 89. still ahead on "world news tonight" this saturday, bizarre and tragic details just coming in about a possible case of mistaken identity and murder. plus, the college student who vanished during a christmas vacation. tonight the shocking arrest. and caught on camera, that is a police car doing doughnuts, the investigation tonight. patrick woke up with a sore back. but he's got work to do. so he took aleve this morning.
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back now with a tragic mix-up. police calling it a murder-for-hire plot involving a case of mistaken identity. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: a florida mother is dead, police say the victim of a botched murder for hire and tonight three people are behind bars in a case of alleged mistaken identity. >> are you ishnar lopez-ramos? >> reporter: ishnar lopez-ramos appearing before a judge this morning. investigators say she hired this couple, alexis ramos-rivera and glorian quinones-montes to kill her romantic rival. but the pair got the wrong woman. >> over a mistaken identification and in the end, it appears to be a lover's triangle. wow! >> reporter: last sunday authorities say they camped out at this kissimmee, florida, ross store where the other woman worked, and that's when they allegedly mistook 42-year-old janice marie zengotita-torres for their target. police say they followed her back to her apartment nearby where they kidnapped her, put her in the back of her own
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vehicle, and drove away, at one point using her atm card to take out money from a bank in orlando. at some point the group realized they had the wrong woman but authorities say they went through with their plan anyway. the big break, that atm card. thursday, investigators caught lopez-ramos using that stolen card allegedly dressed in the victim a khloes. >> this woman lost her life for no reason at all. >> reporter: authorities say they reached out to the woman who they say was allegedly the intended target. they've offered her protective services. they say she has declined. cecilia. >> okay, eva, thank you. coming up next, the big recall. the health alert about ice cream and what kathleen here did that had everyone around her totally stunned. stunned. proof of less joint pai. and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis with humira.
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absolutely. ask your doctor about jardiance. and get to the heart of what matters. finally tonight, the newest lottery winner is a millennial who just retired. shane missler has all the money in the world. there's just one problem -- he's so young, he can't even crack a bottle of champagne to celebrate. a $451 million jackpot. >> tonight's numbers are -- >> reporter: missler opting for the one time lump sum, making him a 20-year-old with $282 million in his pocket. being the millennial that he is, missler sharing his reaction on facebook, writing, "oh. my. god." yeah.
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we feel the same way. >> if i had -- how much money did he get? >> $450 million. >> oh, my lord! >> reporter: missler bought the ticket at this 7-eleven outside tampa. now missler says he's retiring and starting a company named secret 007 llc. here's some advice, shane. >> don't let the people who say oh, we're friends, we're friends. remember they weren't your friends a couple of days ago. >> pay your taxes. invest. >> see the world travel. >> reporter: missler telling the world, although i'm young, i've had a crash course this week in financial management. he says he plans to help his family do some good and have some fun along the way, which shouldn't be too hard given that he's now worth about as much as taylor swift. put it in the bank, shane. i'm cecilia vega. see you right back here tomorrow night. good night. have a great saturday. i'm cecilia vega. see you right back here tomorrow night. good night.
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tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00, the entire state of hawaii on edge because of a missile alert fiasco. >> as people took cover in hawaii, a california lawmaker told abc 7 news he can help make sure this never happens here. >> rain is expected to return. when it's going to hit where you live. abc 7 at 6:00 starts now. an emergency error terrorizes hawaii. fear of an imminent missile strike sents people seeking cough tore find out a short time later it was all a mistake. good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm dion lim. many people woke up to a text alert or saw on tv the message, ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii, seek immediate shelter, this is not a drill. >> they found out 38 minutes later the threat was not real. abc 7 news reporter cornell
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bernard is live at sfo with reaction to this mistaken alert. >> reporter: just imagine getting that alert from a missile was on its way. folks heading to hawaii reacting to the news, but first let's hear from the folks who lived through that false alarm. >> this is where we stayed after we prepared. >> reporter: valerie turner, who lives on kauai, shows us where she headed with her family after a scary alert on her phone which said, ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii, seek immediate shelter, this is not a drill. >> i was overwhelmed with the thoughts going through my head, there's a missile coming on our way, i don't know where to go or what to do. >> reporter: valerie got her kids jacob and leah to a downstairs bathroom. >> i felt really scared and i ran down the stairs and sat there and prayed to god. >> reporter: most of hawaii the 2 the alert. ron, who was in the east bay, was on his


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