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tonight, the new shooting caught on camera in a city under siege. a 71-year-old man shot while simply watering his lawn. his neighbor's camera capturing his struggle to then get help. and now the plea this evening to find the suspects. also tonight, the deadly storm. we're tracking the system moving across this country. a month's worth of rain in just hours. and the severe storms now ahead. the commander in chief test. donald trump, who once said he had a secret plan to take out isis. his big reveal tonight. and after our interview, trump saying hillary clinton doesn't look presidential, tonight, chelsea clinton, center stage, firing back. the deadly mid-air collision. two planes colliding, the second time in a week. and the spoiler.
that unlocked the clues to the new iphone. the big feature going away. good evening on this very busy wednesday night. and we begin here with a stunning new image caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera. a 71-year-old man shot while working in his lawn. it is a chilling reminder of a city already in crisis. you can see the two suspects approach on bikes. one man then wrestling with the homeowner. moments later, that homeowner is shot. and then you can see him trying to find help. tonight, we've learned he's in intensive care, that city in shock. and it comes after that stunning new number. 500 homicides, just this year. abc's alex perez with the video from chicago tonight. >> reporter: it takes just seconds. 71-year-old frederico laguardia, out watering his lawn, when two young men on bikes ride past him. what happened next, tonight, a
plaguing chicago. with laguardia still standing there, one of the men returns, confronting the senior citizen. wrestling him to the ground, shooting him and rifling through his pockets. then getting back on his bike and riding off. laguardia wounded, but able to stand, staggers across the lawn. clutching his abdomen, he walks to a neighbor's door. no answer. laguardia sits on the steps and calls for help. >> it's just absolutely ridiculous. i mean -- you're not even safe in your own yard. >> reporter: tonight, the shooting of frederico laguardia, more proof of the violence gripping some chicago neighborhoods. >> this is not an individual thing. it happened to all of our grandfathers. it happened to all of our fathers. it's happened to all of our sons. >> reporter: nearly 3,000 shootings in chicago just this year. 500 people killed in the wave of violence. 90 dead in august alone -- the deadliest month in two decades. >> it's not a police issue, it's a society issue. you know, impoverished
hope do these kinds of things. you show me a man who doesn't have hope, i'll show you a man who's willing to pick up a gun and do anything with it. >> reporter: and tonight, federico laguardia's neighbors with this appeal to the parents of those young men on the bikes. >> if you can identify that's your child on there, do the right thing before you get that knock on your door that your child has been arrested, because it's coming. it's coming. >> and alex perez is live in chicago tonight. and alex, you've reported extensively on the violence there, the efforts to bring it is with him? >> reporter: that's right, david. we talked to his wife, who tells us, he's in the hospital, doing better, and in fair condition. neighbors who live here tell us this shooting is just another sign of the crisis so many people in this city are facing. david? >> alex perez in chicago for us to lead us off. alex, thank you. we are also tracking a deadly tropical system that slammed into mexico, and is now barrelling across the southwest and moving across this country
month of rain in just hours. what was tropical storm newton now triggering flash flooding in arizona, after killing two in mexico. and tonight, flash flood watches in the center of the country. green bay, wisconsin, getting an inch of rain in just 15 minutes. parts of this system are moving up toward the midwest. chicago and other cities in the bulls eye. it will very likely bring travel headaches. so, let's get right to rob marciano with more tonight. how much rain is wind is coming, rob? >>or david. well, it begins with what's left of hurricane newton. right now, the center is nearly over tucson. you see on the satellite picture, most of the moisture is off to the east. so, i think new mexico is the biggest threat. then it gets drawn up into this northern system and heavy rain across the midwest. flash flood watches posted from des moines all the way through western parts of wisconsin. a batch of storms to the south, chicago, got a couple of rounds tonight. could see some strong storms there. brace for that.
the east tomorrow. look at the heat index values. over 90 in new york. near 100 degrees in philly and d.c. you thought summer was over, not quite yet. david? >> rob marciano, thanks. now, to major developments in the race for the white house tonight. this evening, the commander in chief test. donald trump once saying that he had a plan to take out isis that he would not reveal. tonight, trump now revealing what his first step would be, if elected. but about that secret plan? abc's jonathan karl on the trump campaign tonight. rolled out plans for a massive, and pricey, buildup of the military. >> peace through strength. >> reporter: trump was borrowing the phrase made famous by ronald reagan. >> and to maintain that peace requires strength. >> reporter: but how would trump use the beefed up military to fight isis? >> i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. >> reporter: for more than a year, he's said he has a secret
defeating them quickly and effectively and having total victory. i don't want the enemy to know what i'm going to do. all i can tell you is that it is a foolproof way of winning. >> reporter: now, he says the plan is to ask for a plan. >> immediately after taking office, i will ask my generals to present to me a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy isis. >> reporter: clinton says trump just doesn't know what he's talking about. >> he says he has a secret plan is, he has no plan. >> reporter: and in a new ad, a pro-clinton super-pac uses trump's own words to portray him as dangerous. >> i'm really good at war. i love war, in a certain way. including with nukes. >> reporter: today, trump used that very line of attack against clinton, pointing to, among other things, her vote support for the iraq war. >> she's trigger happy, and very unstable, whether we like it or not.
she's also reckless. >> reporter: and what would clinton do about isis? she's ruled out sending in ground troops, saying essentially, that she would continue president obama's strategy. in their joint interview with david muir, clinton's running mate put the choice on national security in stark terms. >> i have a son in the military who is deployed overseas right now. i completely count and trust hillary clinton to be a great commander in chief, and to make the right decisions for the country. and the prospect of making those decisions about the life of my kid and millions of people who serve scares me to death. >> and jonathan karl with us live tonight here in new york. and jon, on this commander in chief question, hillary clinton receiving a rare endorsement tonight. >> reporter: she won the endorsement of a newspaper that almost never endorses democrats. "the dallas morning news," which hasn't endorsed a democratic presidential candidate since world war ii is endorsing hillary clinton.
her warts, she is the candidate more likely to keep our nation safe. david? >> jon karl with the endorsement from texas there. jon, thank you. and you heard donald trump calling hillary clinton unstable today. it was last night here, we asked him about what he said about hillary clinton's appearance, that she doesn't look presidential. tonight, someone now coming to clinton's defense. her daughter. abc's cecilia vega on the clinton campaign. >> reporter: tonight, chelsea clinton jumping head on directly after donald trump for telling david hillary clinton doesn't look presidential. >> you've often talked about hillary clinton's stamina. >> right. >> you've even said she doesn't look presidential. >> i really do believe that, yes. >> what do you mean by that? >> well, i just don't think she has a presidential look and you need a presidential look. you have to get the job done. i think if she went to mexico, she would have had a total failure. we had a big success. >> but when you talk about her not looking presidential, are
>> i'm talking about -- hey, by the way, she says things about me that are horrible. >> reporter: asked about it today in pennsylvania, chelsea clinton did not hold back. >> i would hope that everyone could see that as the sad, misogynistic, sexist rhetoric that i had hoped we moved beyond in the 21st century, certainly in 2016. >> reporter: a new mom, her last big political splash at the democratic convention. >> and our next president, hillary clinton. >> reporter: hillary clinton watching p her daughter introduced her. now, with 62 days to go, chelsea clinton is back on the campaign trail and on the attack. >> and cecilia vega live with us tonight from charlotte. it's not just chelsea clinton, you're learning about others that are out there hitting the campaign trail for hillary clinton. >> reporter: she is calling in the big guns, david. also fresh off that big speech at the democratic convention, where many say she stole the show, first lady michelle obama will next week be out campaigning for hillary clinton for the very first time.
there next week, too. >> cecilia vega on the campaign trail. cecilia, thank you. and next, to georgia tonight. two planes colliding in mid-air, taking three lives. those planes may have been trying to use the same runway at a small airport where there is no traffic control. and it turns out, there are thousands of other airports just like it. abc's steve osunsami on the investigation tonight. >> reporter: witnesses say that both single engine planes crashed mid-air, because they were trying to land at the same time. and there's only one runway at west of atlanta. >> both aircraft are really on top -- one is on top of the other one here at the end of this runway. three people have lost their lives. >> reporter: what's left of both planes is seen here just short of the runway. authorities say one of them was used to train pilots. >> both aircraft were on final approach to land. they came together and they stayed together and came down together to the ground. >> reporter: this is what they call a non-towered airport, with no one directing traffic. the pilots are on their own.
the country. just last week, five people died when two small planes collided mid-air over rugged terrain in alaska. the cause is still unknown. investigators believe only one of the planes had equipment that lets pilots track nearby aircraft on a screen, similar to what's used by air traffic controllers. authorities here in georgia say they're fortunate there was no fire, and that the planes didn't collide over homes. david? >> steve, thank you. we turn next to late developments from california tonight, a possible break in a years. 19-year-old kristin smart vanished. the fbi is now excavating a hillside near the school she was attending, hoping to find her body. and tonight, they are now officially calling it a crime scene. abc's kayna whitworth is in california. >> reporter: tonight, investigators digging in on this college campus, in a new search for kristen smart, the cal-poly student who vanished after a
police never found her body. but a fresh look at the case leading them here, police dogs trained to find human remains zeroing in. >> you want to be here 24/7 working on it and you want to be able to make that in-person notification to them that you've found kristen. that's kind of the end goal. >> reporter: police have long called this man a person of interest. paul flores, the last person seen with kristin. the smart family even hiring a private detective to follow him, but flores denied any involvement and was never charged. no physical evidence ever tied him to tonight, smart's parents saying "we are confident that the person of interest will soon be held accountable for taking her life and harboring her remains." david, investigators say the dogs pinpointed three different locations behind me, and they are hoping they find something before the fall semester starts. david? >> kayna whitworth, our thanks to you. and next, to that other cold case solved after more than 25 years. we told you about it last night. 11-year-old jacob wetterling was abducted back in 1989.
confessing to kidnapping, assaulting and killing jacob, and he showed police where he buried him. in all of that time, his mother hoped, but yesterday, the heartbreak took hold and we're now hearing from her. >> i want to say, jacob, i'm so sorry. it's incredibly painful to know his last days, last hours, last minutes, because for us, jacob was alive until we found -- until we found him. >> a mother's grief. and jacob's murderer was sentenced to 20 years in a plea deal. but he could remain in custody well beyond that. next here this evening, fresh outrage over the $1.7 billion the u.s. paid to iran earlier this year. the white house is being accused of paying ransom, because one payment was handed over just as tehran released american prisoners. well, tonight here, new details of how and why that giant sum of money was delivered to iran.
affairs correspondent martha raddatz, following the money tonight. >> reporter: it was a moment celebrated in the u.s. at the time -- the release of those four americas held by iran for years. but there's more to this intriguing story. pallets of cash, $1.7 billion in foreign currency, shipped to iran on a private plane. payment for a failed arms deal from the '70s, interest included. the first installment of as the four americans were freed. the administration denies accusations this was a ransom payment, but has acknowledged that the money was used as leverage to ensure the prisoners were released. >> so, let's get to martha tonight. martha, these payments are not illegal, but we didn't know until tonight there were three cash deliveries? >> reporter: well, they said they were paying iran, but certainly nothing about plane-loads of cash, david. but that happened because iran
banking relationship. but some republicans on the hill are furious, and trying to get the money back. david? >> all right, martha, my first time talking with you since it was announced you will moderate one of the debates, and we look forward to it. >> thanks, david. we move onto other news overseas. there are new tensions with russia this evening. the pentagon reporting a dangerous close encounter with a russian fighter jet. a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane was flying an international air space over the black sea when the russian jet came within a move considered unsafe and unprofessional. the u.s. crew attempted to make contact, but received no response. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. americans collecting benefits for injuries they don't have. it's your money. we've shown you the woman collecting disability, appearing on "the price is right." tonight, our team is back on the case. the man claiming to be disabled caught roller skating, playing football, and how much of your money did authorities say he got away with? also tonight, the mystery of
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next tonight, to your money. the veteran bilking more than $1.5 million from the v.a., claiming to be fully disabled. pictures showing him running and roller skating. tonight, he's behind bars, but abc's david wright was one-on-one with him before he was sent to prison. he's still claiming he deserved those taxpayer dollars. >> reporter: there's dennis paulsen arriving at the v.a. in a wheelchair for a checkup. later, investigators followed him and found he could walk just fine. and play pool. >> by the time he was caught, he defrauded more than $1.6 million from the government. >> reporter: a whopping sum he
like the postal worker whose workman's comp claim was undone by an appearance on "the price is right." paulsen was living a double life. he was diagnosed with m.s., but clearly, he hadn't lost permanent use of his hands and feet as he had claimed. after he was convicted, he sat down with us for an interview. >> we wouldn't even be discussing this if i went to afghanistan or iraq and got my legs blown off, competing at the invictus games. >> reporter: i think there are a lot of vets who would be offended by that. >> what i'm saying is, they get looked at as inspiring. but i get looked at like i'm a fraud? because you can't see the disease? >> reporter: tonight, paulsen is behind bars. disability fraud costs the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a game, and prosecutors say what makes this case unusual is that paulsen got away with it for more than 20 years. david? >> david wright, thank you.
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[captioning made possible by wisn-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer: wisn 12 news starts right now with breaking news. joyce: we are experiencing a flash flood warning. mark baden will have an update momentarily. the rain is really coming down, the wind is whipping. this is what it looked like moments ago as our crews were about to step outside for a live report. >> all day. right now customers without , 3000 power in milwaukee and waukesha. the rain is causing significant flooding in some areas, closing schools and shutting down roads. ,joyce: if you're waiting for someone coming home in rush hour traffic tonight, you might be waiting awhile. this is a live look at the roads right now. you can see some stretches are moving others are jam packed. take a look at this video just into our newsrooom, major street flooding at 56th and mitchell in west allis. a car trying to drive through
12 news has been on top of the we will go live to our team of weather all day. reporters in just a minute, but we start with mark and that flash flood warning. mark: you saw those pictures of the flooding and people doing what i say to not do. don't drive into flooded roads. right after that video was taken, the car started floating. that is why you don't do it. it is very dangerous. five for waukesha, southeastern quarter of waukesha, includes the city of waukesha, elm grove and brookfield, also muskego, over towards mukwonago and east of that, then the southern half of milwaukee county, including downtown and southern sections of wauwatosa, west allis, greenfield, greendale, oak creek, st. francis.