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wards and warmer waters. >> that's it for abc 7 news at tonight, living with a at monster. inside the life of alleged school shooter nikolas cruz. for the first time, we're hearing from the couple he was living with. how they reacted after the killings. and tonight, new video showing cruz fighting at the school when he was a student there. call to action. survivors announcing a march on washington. young students demanding the white house and congress do something to stop gun violence as more victims are laid to rest. president trump versus the fbi. the president facing backlash for using the school massacre to attack the fbi about the russia investigation. winter whiplash. new alerts from the west to minneapolis. first, snow. and now the northeast expecting record warmth this week. racist remarks? the fox news tv host under fire
after telling lebron james to, quote, "shut up and dribble." and, brawl at sea. an entire family booted off a cruise ship, blamed for a series of fist fights, turning the lido deck into a cage match. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. and we begin tonight with new details and insight about alleged gunman nikolas cruz. charged in the deadly school shooting in parkland, florida. tonight, abc news obtaining this video of cruz fighting another student at school in 2016. police say he confessed to the murders of 17 at the school. sheriff scott israel visiting a 15-year-old, shot five times in the back. and tonight, the couple who took in nikolas cruz after the death of his mother, breaking their silence. saying they had no idea a
monster was living under their roof. adrienne bankert leads us off. >> reporter: tonight, new video of the alleged school shooter, showing him in a fight with classmates. that is apparently him in the white shirt. the family who welcomed cruz into their home, saying, we had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know. kimberly snead and her husband james telling the "sun sentinel," "everything everybody seems to know, we didn't know." cruz, pictured here at his mother's funeral. the alleged killer moved in with the sneads after her death. they say, "he followed every rule" of their home to the "t," but that he was battling depression, and days before the shooting, took him to a therapist. the day of the massacre, kimberly snead says she left home to run errands. by the time she returned, cruz was gone. the next and last time they saw him, he was in custody. they say he apologized. the sneads, gun owners themselves, say they allowed cruz to keep a handful of
weapons, including the ar-15 he owned, in a locked gun cabinet. they thought they had the only key. one classmate tells abc news he ended any communication with cruz as his behavior spiraled downward. >> he started going after one of my friends and threatening her. and i cut off from there. he got suspended a lot of times and he sold knives in his lunch boxes and he was expelled. but no one expected him to come back the next year. >> reporter: tonight, we know cruz has now invoked his right to remain silent. he's being held in solitary confinement and remains on suicide watch. >> there's no doubt in my mind that nikolas cruz shot many people, killed 17. the killer is in custody. and we'll move forward with the legal process. >> and adrienne joins us live. i want to go back to the couple, revealing so much about cruz.
and the moment they came face to face with him after the shooting. >> reporter: that's right. it was really emotional, the wife ran at him, yelling at him. her husband had to hold her back. the sheriff says it could be a few days or several weeks until the investigation is complete. and here at the high school, building 12, where the killings took place, remains a crime scene. >> adrienne, thank you. and tomorrow on "good morning america," the family that took in nikolas cruz is speaking out, tomorrow morning only on "gma." now to the survivors in the school shooting turning their grief and anger into a call to action. including a march on washington for stricter gun laws. students leading rallies this weekend, delivering powerful statements to the president and to congress. the white house saying the president will host a listening session with students wednesday. here's victor oquendo. >> reporter: friends and family
of 14-year-old alex schachter arriving to say their final good-byes. the funeral for the freshman and aspiring musician, one of four held sunday. while the community mourns, the survivors from stoneman douglas demanding change. >> they say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. we call b.s.! >> reporter: an outcry for action. >> people are just dying around the nation constantly from gun violence. so much of it could be prevented if our government and our legislatures listened to our voices. >> reporter: the student-led group, called never again, now planning a trip to tallahassee to meet with state lawmakers face-to-face. >> we will come at them and do whatever it takes to change the way our state runs and eventually the nation. >> reporter: 100 students heading to florida's capital tuesday, ensuring they'll have a voice in every meeting. what are some of the bills that you're looking to get changed here?
>> we're focusing on the assault rifle bill and the high capacity magazines. but we're also focusing on the mental health. >> reporter: the movement now expanding well beyond florida. >> march 24th in every single city. we are going to be marching together as students begging for our lives. >> reporter: these students from stoneman douglas telling martha raddatz they'll be demonstrating in washington, d.c., in march with others from around the country. hoping to get attention and compassion from both sides of the aisle. >> democrats and republicans both have children. so they both should be able to understand what it would be like to lose their children. and they both should come to a compromise and have compassion for these people. >> students demanding action. and victor, it sounds like the students' words are getting through to washington. >> reporter: the white house says the president plans to meet with students on wednesday.
then on thursday he will meet with state and local officials about school safety. >> victor, thank you. now to president trump unleashing a new attack on the fbi. in a barrage of tweets, the president bashing the fbi for missing the warning signs about nikolas cruz. the agency receiving a tip six weeks before the shooting. and now president trump facing backlash for using the massacre to criticize the fbi over the russia investigation. here's kenneth moton. >> reporter: tonight, a firestorm erupting over president trump's tweet connecting one of the deadliest mass school shootings in history to the fbi's russia investigation. trump tweeting, "very sad that the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter. this is not acceptable. they are spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion." >> the president should be staying out of the law enforcement business. >> reporter: members of trump's own party say the tweet went too far. >> so many folks in the fbi are
doing all they can to keep us safe. the reality of it is that they are two separate issues. >> reporter: trump's twitter barrage was just beginning. he took another swipe at the special counsel investigation after friday's indictment of 13 russians for interference in the 2016 election, tweeting, "if it was the goal of russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the u.s., they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. they are laughing their asses off in moscow." trump has previously dismissed the russia investigation. >> there has been no collusion. they call it the russian hoax. the entire thing has been a witch hunt. >> reporter: and he's been hesitant to enforce sanctions on russia for cyber meddling. >> it could be russia, or china, or lots of other people. it also could be somebody weighing 400 pounds on their bed. >> reporter: but now trump conceding, "i never said russia did not meddle. the russian hoax was that the trump campaign colluded with russia. it never did!" >> with the fbi indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible. >> reporter: the president even calling out his own national security adviser for that
comment on russian meddling, saying, "general mcmaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the russians." >> kenneth joins us live. the president's tweets are emphatic about the claim there was no collusion with the russians, but lawmakers say he should be more focused on cracking down on russian election meddling. >> reporter: that's right. republicans and democrats in congress are calling on president trump to listen to the intelligence community, acknowledge russian meddling and take action in the form of tougher sanctions. >> kenneth, thank you. let's turn now to weather. the winter season about to do a 180. a new system moving from seattle to minneapolis. iowa bracing for more snow and ice after a missive pileup on i-35. let's get right to sam champion. we had snow this weekend, but
now heat is on the way? >> right behind the snow, a pool of mild air. monday into tuesday, it will break free. monday, it's waiting in the south, tuesday, moves out. new york, 62, boston, 60, cincinnati, 75, nashville, almost 80. 54 reporting stations, every one of them from new orleans to new hampshire will set a record high on tuesday. and into the midwest, nebraska, iowa, madison, wisconsin, even minneapolis gets a hit of snow out of this. starting early monday morning, an ice storm. a half-inch, quarter-inch of the ice, it will be a big story. it's not just bad for the roads, but bringing down power lines, trees as well. >> sam, thank you. next tonight, the all-star showdown for lebron james. laura ingraham accused of making racist statements after telling him to shut up and dribble.
james firing back. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, lebron james is not backing down. >> we will definitely not shut up and dribble. >> reporter: the nba superstar speaking about comments fox news anchor laura ingraham made about him. after james criticized the president. >> the number one job in america, the point of person, is someone who doesn't understand the people. and really doesn't give a [ bleep ] about the people. >> keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble. >> reporter: that lighting up social media. other pro athletes and fans jumping to james' defense, using the hashtag #wewillnotshutupanddribble. >> many claim my line that lebron should shut up and dribble was racist. what? if you're a white nba player and
you said that stuff that he said about obama, you would never play again. >> reporter: this isn't the first time james has been critical of the president. in september calling the president a "bum" in a tweet saying, "going to white house was a great honor until you showed up!" james actually thanked ingraham saying she gave him another opportunity to talk about issues he thinks are important. she has invited him on her show. tom? >> eva, thank you. now to the olympics in south korea. team usa's silver lining. the skier overcoming his personal battles to make it back to the podium. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: tonight, this moment, the silver lining in a tough weekend for team usa. >> whoa! >> reporter: freestyle skier nick goepper nailing his final run to claim his first silver medal. but it was a long climb back to the medal stand for goepper. after winning bronze and fame in sochi, he spiraled into bouts of drinking and depression.
>> i had given up on myself and basically wanted to end it. i was really glad that i got the help that i needed. >> reporter: today, a different story. >> life is good. >> reporter: john-henry krueger also taking home the silver in short track speed skating saturday, the first medal in the event for team usa since 2010. the u.s. is now in sixth place in the standings, but looking forward to bringing home more hardware. on the ice, big-time contenders mirai nagasu, who already made history pulling a triple axel in team competition, and the "shib sibs," maia and alex shibutani. >> we're proud of how we performed. we feel really good. >> reporter: plus, lindsey vonn takes another shot at the gold this week in the downhill race, where she dominated in 2010. and now, a doping controversy. the olympic committee saying a russian athlete has failed a doping test. this doesn't look good for the olympic committee, which has allowed the russians to compete
here, despite allegations of massive systemic doping in 2014. >> matt, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight." a major chicken recall. it could affect your child's school lunch. what parents need to know tonight. plus, a family accused of terrorizing fellow passengers aboard a cruise ship. tonight, the passengers telling their horror stories of fist fights breaking out. and the end of the road for nascar favorite danica patrick. why she was unable to go the distance in her final daytona 500. stay with us.
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series of brutal brawls onboard. it happened on the carnival legend as stunned vacationers, even some kids, watched in horror. >> i was quite scared at the time, feeling quite threatened. >> right there, and then in the pool they just started choking him on the floor, and there's videos of it. >> reporter: watch this, as a fight explodes, and guards can be seen kicking passengers. even appearing to try to stop a bystander from recording the melee. >> if you had your phone out, like, they just hit it right out of your hand. >> reporter: eventually, all 26 members of one family that witnesses say started all of the problems were escorted off the ship by authorities onto another boat. but too late for many onboard the ten-day cruise. >> it took until the last day to ruin everyone's trip and ruin my honeymoon. >> reporter: in a statement, carnival says they have a zero tolerance approach to excessive behavior that affects other guests, and after a full investigation they will be taking appropriate corrective action. security experts says that this
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in colorado, hand warmers for construction workers. in california, gift cards passed out by his daughter in honor of kerri barnett. as his daughter says of her dad -- >> he's always been the guy to just put himself before someone else. he'll do anything for anyone. >> reporter: and it's catching on. instagram is filling up with pictures of checks picked up by strangers with the hashtag #honor51. as he himself says -- >> for me, there's no better way to remember than honoring. >> reporter: and tommy is showing how. john donvan, abc news. >> and he tells us he's heading to florida now to honor those lives lost in the school shooting. keep an eye out for his kind acts. thanks so much for watching. i'm tom llamas in new york. david muir right back here tomorrow night. have a great evening. good night. ch for watching. have a great evening. good night.
tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00, an emergency landing in the middle of a south bay highway. the pilot is talking to abc 7 news. >> winter has returned for the second half of the weekend. temperatures are tumbling, how low we go in the accuweather forecast ahead. >> a welcome sight in the high sierra. look at that snow. >> the movie roolted in oakland takes flight, the record setting weekend for "black panther."her" >> i was trying to land with the traffic but the traffic way up ahead was starting to break -- >> scary moments for drivers on a bay area highway after a small plane needs to land. tonight the pilot is talking to abc 7 news about what he did to keep everyone including himself
safe. good evening and thanks for joining us. >> the pilot had to land on 101 following mechanical problems. >> you can also see on this map where that plane landed and where the pilot wanted to land at the san martin airport. the pilot tried to glide towards the runway but realized his plane couldn't make it that far. >> lillian kim has the story. >> reporter: eric, here it is, this was the plane towed to the san martin airport. it was quite a sight on highway 101 after the plane landed after 11:00 a.m., moments before the pilot reported engine failure. he was flying a pa 46 and made an emergency landing on the grassy median that splits the northbound and southbound lanes. the plane was intact