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multiple man hnts are taking place in three states for suspects involved in attacking police officers including one cop killer. >> a shocking scene and a knife wielding 14-year-old student moments before a campus police officer opens fire in front of other classmates. >> an arctic blast is about to overtake large sections of the united states. >> a mysterious high-tech method used by today's car thieves. "early today" starts right now. so great being with you on this thursday morning. i'm francis rivera. >> i'm ayman mohyeldin. a busy couple hours overnight with this manhunt that began after one police officer was killed and another critically won'ted after a shootout near
the georgia southwestern university campus. police released this wanting poster offering a $50,000 reward to capture minguell lembrick. kerry sanders has the story. >> an urgent manhunt under way. the suspect, minguell lembrick, accused of shooting two police officers. >> this is a very dangerous individual. we need to have him off the streets. >> 9:40 a.m., the officers responding to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex when shots were fired, the officer hit, and lembrick took off. a nearby golf course, area schools and georgia southwestern university on lockdown. a digital message sent to those on campus at gsw, police secure all doors and windows. >> within minutes of the call, our campus was on lockdown. >> killed officer nicholas smarr, 25 years old. four years on the america's police force. the other officer, four-year veteran jodi smith, with the georgia southwestern university police department, fighting for
his life. this has been a deadly year for law enforcement. 63 officers shot and killed in the line of duty. a 66% increase over last year. georgia among the top five most deadly for those who wear blue. >> that was kerry sanders. and this morning, there are two other manhunts under way in parts of the country. in columbia, south carolina, police tweeted this photo of a suspect after they say he stabbed a female officer multiple times outside a walmart. the officer is in stable condition and was treated at the scene. now officials are trying to determine if the suspect is the same convict who recently escaped a state prison. they're urging the public to dial 911 if they have any information on the suspect. >> in kansas city, authorities have replealeased this surveill video hoping it wid legal to the arrest of a man who ambushed an off-duty officer. the suspect walked up to him and began firing. the officer was not hurt and the suspect remains at large.
john glenn, the first american to orbit the earth, has been hospitalized iphis home state of ohio. he was admitted more than a week ago. the 95-year-old former marine and senator suffered a stroke two years ago after having heart valve replacement surgery. it's not clear what caused him to be taken to the hospital at the ohio state university, but he does not necessarily have cancer. this is according to a spokesman. >> a teenager is in critical condition this morning as police investigate a high school shooting in reno, nevada. this dramatic video posted online shows the teen waving two large knives and lurjing at a crowd of students. there was a second clip that showed an armed officer and the 14-year-old on the ground clutching his neck. authorities later confirm a teenager was shot by a campus police officer. the student was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. police say the boy got in a fight and then began threatening other students with a knife. no other injuries, but as you can imagine, the community is in
shock. >> it's terrifying to think we drop our kids off so somebody else can teach them and somebody can walk on campus and hurt kids. >> police are in the process of interviewing 40 eyewitnesses, all of them students. classes will resume with counsellors on hand. the school officer is placed on administrative leave. >> overnight, president-elect donald trump directed a harsh critique to an american. he blasted on twitter the union leader who talked about care. . chuck jones has done a terrible job representing workers. then he fired off another one. if united steeler workers was any good, they would have kept those jobs in indiana. the man at the center of the criticism spoke to nbc shortly after trump blasted him on the social media site. >> i'm not bothered by it, by no means. i'm not backing up on my position one iota.
he's wrong, i'm right. we'll move on and and if he wants to keep on tweeting, i'll keep on responding. >> a busy 24 hours for trump, after being named "time" magazine's person of the year, he made a series of cabinet picks, adding another general and another billionaire to his cabinet. his current cabinet picks have a combined wealth of well over $14 billion, but it's one pick in particular giving democrats some grief, as hallie jackson reports. >> with the transition clock ticking, more picks for the president-elect. including, as head of the epa, the man who's currently suing it. over power plant emissions regulations. a top transition source tells nbc news scott pruitt has been picked to lead that agency, with pushback already from those who fear he'll keep fighting to dis mantel president obama's climate change initiatives. transition sources tell nbc news, retired general jon kelly
will be tapped to head homeland security. he spent four decades in the marine corps. his son, who also served in the military, was killed in 2010 in afghanistan. to lead the small business administration, former wwe head linda mcmahon. >> you're right. he is scared. >> though trump's wrestlemania days are behind him, mcmahon was an early supporter of his campaign. all of it adding to a administration filled with multimillionaires and billionaires, including mcmahon and former generals, including kelly. >> i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. >> now, he's relying on them to fill key roles. three so far with more in the mix. president bush had four, president obama, five. both men have been named "time" magazine's person of the year. so was trump. four months after calling his candidacy a meltdown, then total meltdown, now calling him president of the divided states of america.
on the "today" show, trump pressed on why he's now sharing that he sold all his stocks this summer. >> i don't think it's appropriate for me to be owning stocks when i'm making deals for this country that maybe will affect one company positively and one company negatively. >> that was hallie jackson reporting. >> now an update on the tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people last week. two juveniles have now been arrested for aggravated arson in the deadly fire. authorities say the suspects could be tried as adults and additional charges are possible. the fires damaged over 1700 structures and scorched more than 17,000 acres. firefighters are still working to contain some of the fires. >> new details on it oakland warehouse fire that took 36 lives. no city building inspector husband been inside the building itself in the last 30 years. according to oakland's interim city and planning director, an inspector would enter only if someone applied for building
permits or complained about the conditions inside. at the time of the fire, the city was investigating warehouse safety complaints, but no one had entered the building for examination. it's clear if they hold any fire inspection reports at that ware hus. >> an arctic blast is about to blanket a big part of the united states. that may include the return of the dreaded polar vortex. kevin tibbles has the chilling details. >> a treacherous trek across the plains. a second day of snow stalled the morning commute in grand forks, north dakota, closing many schools. near minot, a snow smothered front door makes a precarious trip outside. more snow in the forecast for idaho. some 40 accidents blamed on old man winter. a 23-degree drop in duluth, down 20 in denver and 13 in chicago. >> i was not prepared for this. i bought these gloves five minutes ago. >> this week's big chill could
just be the beginning. the polar vortex could plunge much of the country into an even deeper freeze by next week. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> might be an inveenls for a lot of us, but kids love it. it comes with the school days. let's check in with bill karins here with the details of the winter snow storm expected next week. >> happening right now on the west coast. not the snow, it's just the cold really, and the next one coming too. we have winter weather advisories, ate different states included. warnings from portland to eugene. in park city, provo, salt lake city. very impressive snow storm for the eastward. areas of central california cool
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i'm the most skeptical person in the world, but i think this is legit. this is the harlem globetrotters from 588. that's buckets. a swish, maybe off the backboard. looks legit, right? the winter storm continues to move to areas to the west. scattered rain, snow is heaviest right now into areas of northern california in the mountains. here's next week, right now, 15 to 20 degrees below normal, but the polar vortex, if you want to call it, or the siberian express, is coming across the north pole and we're going to be 20 to 30 below average in the northern half of the country next week. >> how many tries do you think it would take you to hit that shot? >> probably 583. one for each foot. >> 587, bill. thee more.
>> well, thanks. a seattle man is in jail after a terrifying car chase after he drove erratically on interstate 5, leaving destruction in his wake. he rammed into ten different cars causing damage and a lengthy backup before he turned the wrong way down an empty ramp, abandoning his car and taking off on foot to be apprehended near the airport. police say he was high on meth and was arrested for a dui just two nights ago. >> not quite like a trick shot, but last night's cavs/knicks game, it was a bottle flip that had players on the edge of their seats. they were bored at the end of their massive win. they got in a competitive game of bottle flip, so much so that, yeah, this happened. the king, he had to hurl himself onto the court to go after the bottle. while the knicks game was still in play. no word on which player won that bottle flip round. >> it says a lot that the cavs have known out the knicks and could play those games.
>> some disappointing news for animal lovers this morning. giraffes are now at risk of extinction. they were added to the list of threatens and endangered species worldwide. the population has shrunk nearly 40% in the past 30 years alone. they blame the decline on human whose have been moving into the giraff giraffes'hab tt. >> if you think you're looking for love in all the wrong places, you might be right. wallet hub ranks the best cities for singles. economics, night life and tinder profiles. here's a rundown, san francisco, number one, and here are the others that led the list, orlando, seattle, san diego, and boston round out the top five. i'm surprised the city that never sleeps, new york -- >> it's expensive to live in the city and go out. drinks are expensive. >> thanks for being with us. i'm francis rivera.
the "deadly warehouse fire." today special investi the deeper dive continues into the deadly warehouse fire. today special investigators are joining the efforts in oakland trying to unravel what caused the worst fire in the city's history. the vigil for victims. last night hundreds came together on the peninsula to honor a young couple killed in the fire. how the pair was found moved many to tears. this morning we're tracking rain all over the bay area. heavier waves are coming in and out as we see ponding on the roads and plenty of raindrops on our golden gate bridge cam which is beneath there somewhere. "today in the bay" starts right now. >> looks like a christmas ornament. >> exactly. decorative. good morning. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm sam brock. >> deck the hall