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it'swednesday, december 30th, coming up on show she"early today" today," over a dozen killed and rivers aren't expected to crest for day said. the affluenza teen and his mom could be back in the u.s. after being captured in a mexican resort. the frontrunners prerering for a political battle. plus, a hover bord takes down iron mike tyson. and big winners and losers in the game of sports. "early today" starts right now. it is the worst flooding in 30 years. at least 13 people have died as treme storms have given way to swollen vers.
the national guard to assist rescue operations. here with the latest. >> reporter: in the missouri, flood waters and fear are both on the rise. residents in the town of union hope sandbug bags would save their community. rising waters have left some stranded. one had to be rescued from the roof of his home. >> before i knew it i was overwhelmed. >> reporter: this has been the wettest december on record in st. louis and missouri is under a state of emergency governor jay nixon has called in the national guard and warned residents that the threat is far from over. >> now that the rain has moved out, the threat has changed but it is not by any means over,
>> reporter: and there arewauts in the southeast. and in alabama up to 14 inches of rain fell in some areas. some 14 million americans are now under flood watches. meanwhile, good news out of texas. a family whose home was destroyed during a weekend tornado found their dogs. they were buried for two days and they're going to be okay. the texas affluenza teen and his mother could be extradited to u.s. as early as today according to u.s. martials. ethan couch and his mother, tonia were apprehended i i puerto valla arerta, mexico. >> reporter: after two week international man hunt, ethan couch and his mother, tonia await their return to the u.s.
apartment in the popular resort town. ananhis hair died black, they believe to avoid capture. the butcher said the teen paid cash and seemed nervous. and now they're racing to see if they had help in what they're calling a premeditated escape in this pick up ending up some 9600 miles away in puerto vallarta. couch's case gained world wide attention after he killed four people while driving drunk in 2014 and the attorney argued he didn't fully understand the difference between right and wrwrg due to his afffluent upbringing. and witnesses claimed couch was
drinking, alcohol use would violate his probation. and once he'e' back in tks texastexas, a judge could keep it in juvenile court. or the case could be tnsferred to adult courts where a judge could sentence him to just 120 days in jail. >> couch's attorneys have declined to comment until their client is back in the u.s. and they plan to c crge tonia couch with apprehension. and a possible sentence of one to two years in prison. hillary clinton is changing her position, now accusing isis of committing genicize. that is a departure from an earlier posture. she says there's now enough evidence to call it gen oside. and billionaire invester who usually donates democrats, will
kasich this time around. and that's not all she has to worry about. nbc's edward lawrence is live in washington. d thehear with dond trump may just be getting started. >> reporter: in fact, all of the republican candidates want momentum going into 2016. they will try to get as many voters as they can. donald trump has a new tactic and a new target. he says he will start spending $2 million a week on campaign ads. >> so, i'm going to be doing big ads in iowa, new hampshire, south carolina and they're going to be very substantial. i've seen the first two or three and i'm very proud of them. >> i think it's a little bit risky. what if they look conventional.
so, the notion that he would start running a conventional campaign should concern him a little bit. >> reporter: and he is now attacking hillary clinton through her husband, former president, bill clinton, calling him the sexist one. meanwhile, senator marco rubio got an indorsement. >> and some of them get desperate and nasty in their attacks and that's fine. >> reporter: rubio also defended his voting record in the senate. the republican field of candidides shrank by one. george petacky dropped out. he had less than 1% of voters in the latest polls. a pilot of a small ingsingle engine plane in anchorage alaska crashed.
authorized to fly to plane. no other injuries have been reported. investigators say windy weather condition may have played a roll in the crash but they're not ruling out other factors at this time. algezeerau is digging in their heels suggesting that peyton manning was s sehow involvededn performance enhancing drug. and manning is still fighting back. both sides say their version is accurate. >> reporter: under increased scrutiny, al jezea is defending. >> do youou have specific evidence that he himself has ever taken hdh? >> we're not making the claim against manning. >> reporter: their story was not credible to begin with he says
a time line of events is undisputed.. manning suffered a neck injury in 2010. and admit reseesk treatment in 2011 as he sat out the season. >> they thought might be good for me, a hyperbaric chamber. >> and he played for the denver broncoco come back. and d never directly says he took human growth hormone but the implication is strong. >> charley sly clams he's part of a medical team that helped peyton recover. >> reporter: the source, says the substance was shipped repeatedly to his wife, ashley. blarks blake, mccoy, nbc news. los angeles. and good morning to you, bon bonny. >> lots going on across the country.
kansas city getting a little built of snow as is omaha and along the gulf coast we're seeing storms rumble through, especially along the new orleans area. and st. louis, another record. and the rainfall record with over 61 inches really tells the story of why we're seeing the flood threat and so much of it in the past 10 days. 445 river gauges, 48 rererting major flooding. so, this is going to be a huge concern going through the next week or so in ts region and then to the south as we move to january. we're getting very close to this. this will occur tomorrow with a crest of 44.8. hopefully it won't gelt tot to that record level. and tampa had a record high temperature yesterday and today you're back up to 85.
that's a look at your national weather, now a closer look at the day ahead. we're looking at some warm conditions across parts of the southeast, especially florida and coastal georgia and up to the north, it gets cooler especially in boston where we have temperatures in the 30s. so, at least the snow has finally tapered off in the new england area but we're going to get a little bit of a cold plast of air on new year's day, perfect right. >> bonny, thank you so much for that. well, a priest on a hoverboard leads to an unholy outcome. plus, will oprah hit introducing centrum vitamints. a brand new multivitamin you enjoy like a mint. th a full spectrum of essential nutrientnt.. surprisingly smooth, refreshingly cl.
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it was found in a nearby cemetery but without her wall squt mun and money. the diocese of san pablo suspended the priest after this cell phone video went viral, saying in a statement, that was wrong, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of people. the video has inspired debate on whether or not the priest did anything wrong. oprah winfrey in a new weight watcher's campaign. and oprah hopes fans will relate as she tries to shed pounds. >> every time i tried and failed. >> reporter: there are testimonials and then there are testimonials. >> many times you look in the mirror and you don't even recognize your own self. >> reporter: in a newly released commercial, oprah winfrey is asking for people who have
she has, to join her with weight watchers. >> inside every over weight woman is a woman she knows she can be. sglrks the >> reporter: the woman who turned unknown doctors into stars, no name books into best sellers. and entrepreneurs into overnight success stories. >> spranks, we have over 100 products. >> reporter: has a new favorite thing, weight watchers and she owns 10% of the company. >> she might as well have 100%. >> reporter: long time member and coach says oprah's pitch is effective because it's so relatable. when you watched the kmurlshcommercial, did you immediately connect with it? >> i started to cry.
story to. >> stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. let's get down to business now. toys r us is closing siting the rising cost of rental rates for the space and that has alsol --. north american box office sales crossed 11$11 billions, thanks to a major boost from star "star wars: the force awakens." holiday peek package season is coming to a close andedex struruled with the surge of last minute shipments and the company took a disciplined approach, pulling delivery dates forward. just ahead, an nfl bomb shell, chip kelly is now officially the former head coach
the newly fired kelly says he wants to remain in coaching and avoid the front ofofce. look for kelly and tennessee to talk in the coming days. and top ranked michigan hit a brick wall against the hawk eyes. they trailed the entire game. the iowa faithful stormed the court after the 83-70 win. their first against a number one nked team in 16 years. and second ranked jayhawks struggled before putting together a 22-2 run to win their 10th straight against a lost michigan state. 78-53. nby lakip, and jay jay mccallau.
snoelts now to entertainment. e news confirms rob kardashian is back home after being hospitalized yesterday. they diagnosed him with diabetes. doctors warned him to lose weight, exercise and dramatically change his diet. nd "glee"e" a aor has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. his bail was set at $20,000. can you imagine leonardo dicaprio in "star wars"." that almost happened. hayden christianson was instead cast for the roll. and entertainment weekly
the bat cave for the upcoming "batman verse superman" film. the guns and roses original members will be reuniting with the band. bill board reports that it will be the first time the two will be on stage together in over 20 years. and it says crocella may mark the start of a summer tour, however the band has not mmented. that would be great to see botot of them back on stage again. >> it would be. >> but i'm still stuck on leonardo dicaprio passing on star star"star wars"." would it change the movie or the career? interesting thought. i'm dara brown and this is "early today."ay." hey buddy, let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these.
leading the news in the wall street journal, u.s. spy net on israel snars congress. during the u.s. pursuit of a nuclear arms deal with iran, they allegedly targeted private conversations between israel leaders and u.s. law makers. . and from nbc miami, police on hunt for serial peeping tom. he committed several offenses in recent months. he tampmped with exterior lights and on two occasions tried to open a window. they describe him as a white or hispanic man of medium build. and authorities are still
that went missing days ago in oklahoma. he went on duck huntiti trip with a friend. the pair left in the midst of a winter storm and unfortunately, the friend's body was found monday morning in the lake. they have killed at least three people and injured dozens more, the storms. and a funeral will be held for joseph lum. he was one of six americans killed. the deadliest attack on u.s. forces in afghanistan since 2012. and a car crash knocked the driver unconscious and caused the vehicle t t catch fire, thankfully a local fire chief rescued him. he was treated at a local hospital. form heavy weight champ mike
hoverboard a try before tumbling to the ground with a thud. that's got to hurt. the video has since gone viral. and ahead of thursday's cotton bowl, cheerleaders had their own show down, corn hole style. the football tradition was taken to new heights thanks to goodyear, flying over 200 feet in the air, the cheerleaders tossed the bean bagag out of the blimp, and that actually looks like fun. >> unlike the hoverboard where you can fly off. >> like mike tyson. he didn't fall very well, did he? >> i don't think he was expecting it. and celebrating birthdays, lebron james, 31 and tiger woods and 30, and matt lauer is 58 and meredith vieira is 62 today. now keep it here for more news, weather and sports.