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showed up that would be the visitors. v i sitors. canadiens win. that's always so cool to see outdoor hockey. breaking news tonight. the deadly cafe shooting and the massive manhunt. the gunman pulling a weapon out of his back pack, opening fire. at least two dead. reaching a breaking point. for many, the worst is still to come. mystery inferno. new images from inside, where the fire started, and could it happen here?
the source of the gas leak finally revealed. one of the world's biggest stars saying enough is enough. and, remembering natalie cole. the grammy winning singer, leaving her own unforgettable mark. good evening. great to have you with us as we start the new year. i'm tom llamas, in for david. we begin with the deadly attack in tel aviv. the gunman, taking the first steps of a shooting rampage. in france, soldiers opening fire, wounding a driver that ran into them. high tensions on the first day of 2016.
>> reporter: he seems to stop before opening fire. the next-door bar sprayed with bullets. the quiet of new year's day in tel aviv, shattered. the motive is unclear. amid reports he was mentally unstable and smiled during the attack. >> i thought it was finished, but it was like horrible. >> reporter: izsrael is hardly new to terror. in france, soldiers guarding a mosque fired at a driver that twice tried to ram them. they wonded edwounded the attacker.
stations after a warning of a specific attack involving suicide bombers. here in london there were no incidents. but one top german official calling it a permanent general terrorist threat. also breaking tonight, a terror group featuring donald trump, using his call to ban muslims from entering the u.s. as a recruitment tool. here's jim avila. >> muslims of the west, take heed. >> reporter: it's not from isis, from the muslim extremist terrorist group, al shabaab, has
vow to ban muslims from entering the united states. the video is entitled the path to paradise. trump's words are sandwiched between the recorded words of a u.s.-born cleric, killed in a strike four years ago. he says the west will eventually turn on its citizens, and uses trump's words to prove that. and hillary clinton said that would happen, but until tonight, there had been so evidence of that. now, to the flood warnings stretching from texas to illinois. the overthrowing mississippi river, threatening homes and businesses south of st. louis.
flood waters start to recede. but the worst is yet to come. here's indra petersons. >> reporter: tonight, a house floating down the mississippi river. >> it's devastating. >> reporter: in illinois, another body recovered from the flood waters. now, at least 23 deaths from the flooding in illinois and missouri. two teenagers still missing. illinois governor declaring a state of emergency. >> this is particularly dangerous with this kind of rain, then this kind of cold. >> reporter: in missouri, the damage has been done. >> this will take a chunk out of our funds. >> reporter: with water
customers here will be left without. the disaster moving south. louisiana bracing for more major flooding. >> in about three weeks, we'll krooes crest here, and will have about 12 the additional feet of water. >> reporter: the waters are starting to recede, but it's rushing south. tomorrow, the river expected to crest at 50 feet. meanwhile, the eastern part of the country, waking up to what feels like the teens in chicago, d.c., boston, feeling like the 20s. >> we'll be bracing for that. indra, thank you. now to the towering inferno that broke out in dubai. flames burning up the side of the luxury hotel.
display that went on as planned. today, thick smoke pouring out of windows. david wright on the investigation. >> reporter: it was a blaze big enough to upstage the new year's fireworks at the world's tallest building. starting at the 20th floor of the high-rise, quickly engulfing the whole building. about 16 injured, a miracle that no one was killed. >> we were at the 48th floor. >> reporter: he had set up his cameras on the 48th floor of the hotel to catch the fireworks, only to be caught up in this. he put on the window washer's rig, and lowered himself over the edge. calling friends and talking to rescuers. those are his feet on the ledge. investigators don't know what
kind of thing that gives people nightmares in new york and other cities with tall buildings. fire officials here say a high-rise fire is less likely to happen in our country. that's because our building codes are designed to prevent it. >> the building does not burn, it's only the contents inside the building that burns. >> reporter: eventually, he was led to rescue. in dubai today, the fire is mostly out, but the building, and so many questions, still smoldering. >> david, thank you. across the u.s., the new year setting off a heated debate over gun layws. in texas, a new open carry policy taking effect today,
visibly carry guns in public. here's ryan owens. >> reporter: as of today, this is all perfectly legal. >> a very historic day for texas. >> reporter: registered gun owners can wear their guns and can visit the state capital without going through a metal detector. >> the bad guys have guns, so we should arm ourselves, too. >> reporter: the lone star state just became the fifth and most popular state that allows gun owners to open carry. not everyone is convinced. >> i don't want to be a victim of someone's idiocy because
>> they have a gun. >> reporter: one department producing this video. >> is the gun out of its holster? is the person acting reckless? be open carry aware. >> reporter: plenty, including whole foods, have opted out. they just have to put up a sign like this one. and you still can't carry a gun to a school or a courthouse. now to the bill cosby sex assault case. this tweet, friends and fans, thank you. the message sparking heated reaction on line as the spotlight shifts to his wife, camille. here's ryan smith. >> reporter: tonight, bill cosby's wife camille in the hot seat.
her to testify in a lawsuit filed by seven women claiming the comedian drugged or sexually assaulted them. camille saying her conversations are covered by marital privilege, but the judge saying it does not apply because they was not just his wife, but also his business manager. camille, standing by her husband's side. >> how is your wife holding up? >> love and the strength of womanhood. >> reporter: only once making a public statement defending him. one of the accusers, begging to differ.
telling camille about the alleged assaults until this encounter. >> she embraced me like you would hug your daughter. and then i decided i wasn't going to push the issue any further, because of her. >> reporter: as for bill cosby, he's fighting charges and is free on bail. the next court date, january 14th. >> thanks so much, ryan. two passings to note tonight. wayne rogers has died, remember for "m.a.s.h.," and died from complications of pneumonia. he was 82. and a singer and a voice so many will always find unforgettable. grammy winner natalie cole
los angeles. her career spanning decades. t.j. holmes with a look back. >> reporter: she inherited all the right notes. her father, nat king cole. but she would make her own mark. the powerful voice, belting out hits like "this will be." >> reporter: but cole hit some low notes, too. a battle with drug addiction and serious health problems forced a kidney transplant. "unforgettable that's what you are >> reporter: in 1991, her comeback hit. unforgettable though near or far >> reporter: father and daughter, the magical voices
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finally tonight, a real rink of dreams for hockey fans. a father building it as a tribute to his hockey-lovinge inging daughter, but it's on thin ice. >> reporter: it opened three weeks ago. >> i wish i could come here every day. >> makes my heart feel warm that someone would do this. >> reporter: once the field was empty empty, but it was build in memory of his hockey loving daughter, melanie. >> on days like this, i feel emotional, you know? >> reporter: she would have loved it. >> i know, yeah.
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