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it is friday, january 22nd. coming up on "early today," tens of millions in the storm's path. thousands of flights already canceled or delayed, preparing for a historic northeast e where it will hit the hardest. in a race for ted cruz coming down on donald trump and the donald fires back. >> but here is a united states senator, republican, doesn't have support of one other republican senator. there is something wrong there. >> but trump now faces a growing liz of conservatives lining up against him. and a case of excessive force is as a motorcycle a awarded a 180
grand after a traffic incident. then a wandering toddler on the loose on a busy road. a half court thriller and much more on a frantic friday. "early today" starts now. and good morning everyone. more than 86 million across 16 states are bracing for a monster winter blizzard. storm preps are under way at this moment as some areas are expecting more than 30 inches of snow. five states already under state of emergency. closing early hd of the storm, could break records a all the w back to 1922. some drivers on 495 decided they would test the ice although this women didn't have much better
luck. baltimore schools are closed today and thousands have flights already canceled or delayed. this drone footage shows snow instead of fans piling into the university of tn's football stadium. and five fatalities and multiple states have been blamed on icy road conditions. meteorologist bill karins has been tracking the storm since the beginning. >> we're in the beginning of the storm. freezing rain through carolinas now. and that is going to be a huge problem today. and you can imagine all the school cancellations. when you have a map from arkansas all the way to the mid atlantic to southern new england. and warnings and advisories. blizzard warnings from new york city, all the way through baltimore, philadelphia washington d.c., a high impact event, the worst will be later
tonight and then through the first half of saturday. that is when we will get the blizzard like conditions. still strong northunderstorm rolling across this morning. here is the snowfall predictions again it is tennessee you don't get a lot of snow so two to four and four to six inches is a big deal. nashville, 4-8. lexington about 8-14. the higher totals are going to be in that corridor of the washington d.c. through the mountains of virginia. that is where someone will probably likely get 30 inches of snow. as far as washington d.c., 18-26 inches. blizzard conditions. winds gusting 50-60 miles per hours. a lot of people have never seen anything like this in d.c. >> and the weekend has come. it is here. hope everybody has their bread,
milk and eggs. >> and a lot of people going to lose power. >> that is the big concern. with ten days to go establishment republicans are taking sides. ted cruz or donald trump. for some as the tough choice. >> if you now make trump and cruz i think you get the same outcome. whether it's death by being shot or poisoning, does it really matter? >> a new poll shows trump surging to an 11 point lead in the nation's first voting state. but whatever remained of the truth between cruz and trump now appears to be dead. trump will air a new attacked a against cruz today squlsmt if as a voter you think what we need is more republicans in washington to cut a deal with heir reed and nance pelosi a and --. >> trump 38. cruz is second at 16 and cruz is
going down. he's going down. no he's having a hard time. he looks like a nervous wreck. he's going down. he had his moment. he had his moment and he blew it. >> and late last night, prominent conservative magazine national review took a stand against the republican front runner unveiling today's cover "against trump." it calls him a menace to conservatism and contributions from several leading right-wing thinkers. as a result the rnc has disinvited the national review from the february 25th debate. trump responded late last night. >> the national review is a dying paper. it's got -- circulation is way down. not have many people read it anymore. people don't even think about the national review. so i think guess they want to get a little publicity. but no that's a dying paper. >> nbc's edward lawrence is live in washington for us on this friday morning.
edward, a lot going on in the republican side. let's turn to the democrats. who's leading now with more than a week until iowa. >> >> depends on who you ask. senator sarnds told a crowd in new hampshire he would winn winn iowa and new hampshire. countered hillary clinton's claim that he's unelectable. sanders pointing to poll that show he would beat any of the republican candidates by a wider margin than clinton. >> secretary clinton defeats mr. trump by nine points. we beat him by 23 points. all of which -- all of which reaffirms my love for the smart people in the state of hn hb. >> and bill clinton spoke in las vegas last night. told the crowd his wife would be a more inclusive president to all races and religions. hillary clinton told a group of voters in iowa that she needed them to go out and caucus.
february 1st could be very cold and maybe a little snowy. she said she wanted to make sure folks got out and made sure their friends got out in order to caucus. as the days get closer, the attacks may get greater. >> a jury awarded $180,000 to an oregon man hit by an officer in a traffic stop in 2012. you can see in this video that the officer knocks the mo motorcyclist off his bike at a light. wilgen san gets up and the officer kicks him. breaking his collarbone and fracturing the rib. a new record involving air travel. and it shows a lot of americans were packing heat in 2015. the tsa says it sees more guns last year than ever before. over 2600 of them.
most were loaded. that is an average of seven guns per day found in carry ones. the most guns were found at airports in phoenix, dallas, houston and atlanta. after four years as a prisoner in iran, this morning a marine is back home. hekmati arrived back in flint, michigan yesterday as part of a prisoner exchange and three others. he was accused of spying and sentenced to death in january 2012. but the iranian supreme court overturned his sentence. he was awaiting a second trial while his family worked to get him released. just after landing he said he was happy to be back. >> i appreciate everyone's support. it's great to be back in flint, my hometown. i love this city. i love its people. they have been so good to me and my family. and we're very grateful. happy to finally be home.
it's been a very long road. a very long journey. >> hekmati says his marine training helped him survive all of that. and as he gets settled in flint, michigan there are big developments in the water crisis there. the epa administrator for the region has resigned and the agency has issued an order requiring the state to take immediate actions to protect the public's health. the state's embattled governor has been envieted to testify before congress. before that governor snyder will appear on msnbc later on this morning on morning joe. president obama says the administration will provide $80 million in federal funding to the state for the situation. >> our children should not have to be worried about the water they are drinking in american cities. >> the nearly 100,000 of flint
have been warned not tro drink unfiltered tap water. and the national guard has been distributing bottled water for everyone there. >> let's get another check of the weather for the weekend. >> the northeaster is really going to peek later on this afternoon in areas like d.c. and into tomorrow morning. if you are watching tv and the national coverage you will see the most dramatic pictures late tonight and saturday morning. as far as the west into the weekend, heavy rain this morning, washington state towards seattle. see this spin off the coast is the next storm later on today. as far as the forecast is going to go we'll be watching some of that rinne continuing. eventually heavier rains late with the second storm into san francisco and some will ling entire the sat this morning and
snow levels are pretty high in the elevations. so we got two storms on both coasts. just the one on the southwewest little less impactful. >> thanks bill. authorities need your help solving a million dollar crime. and a toddler gets away from his parents and wanders down a busy road. all the details next. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that i won't stop. until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance.
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former oklahoma city cop was sentenced to 263 years in prison. in december he was convicted on 18 counts of rape and other offenses. his lawyers say he will appeal. police in texas have just released this video as they are still searching for two thieves who stole nearly 1 million dollars worth of drugs and other items from a pharmacy new year's eve. the pair spent nearly two hours stealing precipitation drugs and cutting into the store's safe. let's get down to business now with landon dowdy. good morning. >> good morning as well. check the model of your child's car seat. britax is recalling 71 thousand car seats because the carrying handles can break. the b safe 35, elite and travel system models.
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flashes of fire in vallejo over night left behind the aftermath of up to ten burned cars and the burning question of how it it all started. and a trashy move executed in a restaurant trash can. what a peninsula woman found inside of a bathroom that had her calling police. plus a look at all that glean on the radar. as you look out your window at home this morning, you'll see that rain, too. what that means for your commute and your weekend plans. "today in the bay" starts right now. thanks for joining us on this friday morning, i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. you may have heard of the wind out of your window overnight and a wet and windy start right now and ends to your workweek.