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tonight, millions bracing at this hour. the mother's day mess. the first named storm, swirling up the east coast. heavy rain and winds. plus, the tornado terror. the alerts up right now as we come on the air. we are live from oklahoma tonight. the deadly plane crash on a very busy american interstate. everyone onboard is killed. our team on the scene with what we're learning right now. breaking news. the fbi, and the stunning reveal about isis already in america. after the texas chaos, they say, hundreds of followers in the u.s. the urgent steps tonight. parents accused of trying to smuggle their 8-year-old boy across the border, in a suitcase. and, unbuckled. this bus driver falls out of her seat. the passengers thrown just as the bus turns onto the railroad
tracks. and, the surprise victory this week, no one saw coming. can you guess our person of the week? good evening. as we come on the air tonight, the swirling storm off the coast. but first, confirmation of a tornado touching in texas. 17 million bracing across the united states. and a man holding his camera up during an ef-1 tornado in oklahoma. just incredible. you can see the camera keeps rolling. the wagon wheel hurtling towards the lens. everyone was okay. and the satellite image of the first named storm. and rob marciano is in oklahoma
tonight. >> reporter: this was the view from chris mance's storm shelter in norman, oklahoma. sticking his phone through a vent to see what's happening outside. >> i could feel my ears popping. and the pressure difference as the tornado passed by us. >> reporter: watch again as an ef-1 tornado, 700 yards wide, with 100-mile-an-hour winds goes from bad to worse in just seven seconds. >> it was just incredible how powerful the wind was. >> reporter: overnight, at least nine more reported tornadoes raking the heartland. less than 48 hours ago, a tornado came through here and tore the second floor of this home straight off. hard to imagine, more storms coming through this area. rich rozwalka says his family will rebuild their bridge creek dream home. but are worried about more storms coming in. another threat tonight and tomorrow. what goes through your head? >> pray for the best. >> reporter: in texas, lightning illuminating the sky overnight. possibly sparking this massive
explosion and fire at a gas well near denton. rising waters derailing this train in valley view. 17 cars off the rails. four crew members injured. more than four inches of rain north of dallas. flooding outside dfw airport, forcing passengers to walk. plowable hail in colorado. and in nebraska, this drone video over lincoln shows why they're in a state of emergency. since the outbreak started tuesday night, in just a 500-mile radius, there have been more than 60 reports of tornadoes. . >> and rob is with us live. what's the track for this dangerous night ahead? >> well torrential rains, flooding flash flood warnings posted for oklahoma city and the surrounding areas. and a tornado warning, and expanding tomorrow.
likely some long-tracked long-duration, damaging tornadoes tomorrow. >> and bracing for heavy rains and wind coming for storm ana? >> still 150 or so miles off the coast, but will lash it with heavy rains and high winds. >> rob, thank you. and we're going to turn to the terrifying moment on one of the businessest highways in america. a plane crashing, no one would survive on the plane. but no driver was hurt. david kerley is on the scene for us. >> reporter: this tragic crash
happened here at one of the busiest highways in the country. the plane came in from the south and hit the wall. amazingly, no one on the highway was injured. smoke and fire billowed from the crash, happening right in front of startled drivers. >> the plane wasn't higher than the top of my truck. i guess it was god telling me to slam on my brakes. >> reporter: gerald smith had a very close encounter with the out of control aircraft. >> i heard an impact and the plane was on the ground. >> reporter: all four on board, a father, his fiance and two sons, heading from asheville, north carolina, to another son's graduation at ole miss. the piper cherokee six had stopped for fuel at an airport on the outskirts of atlanta. at 10:00 a.m., take off and there are problems quickly. the pilot reportedly calmly tells controllers he has trouble and then, "hey, we are going down." heading straight for that busy highway, impacting the 5-foot wall between the two sides of the highway. >> it was like a bomb being
dropped or something. all you see is a huge black plume of smoke. >> reporter: even firefighters were surprised that with the plane hitting near a major highway, others weren't hurt. >> it was quite remarkable that it wasn't more tragic than what it already is. >> reporter: the highway shut down as the ntsb removed the wreckage, saying it will take two weeks to reconstruct what happened here. the highway is reopened, and many driving by here may think about the young man who will graduate from ole miss this weekend having just lost his father and two brothers. david? >> david, thank you. now to a developing headline on the nfl scandal. tom brady, all smiles going before cameras for the first time since the report came out. and ryan smith learning moments
ago, no timetable for the possible punishments from the nfl. >> reporter: buoyed by his hometown crowd of thousands, the embattled quarterback aimed to send a message to his detractors. >> is the super bowl tainted? >> what do you think, guys? [ crowd boos ] >> reporter: at once coy about scandal -- >> there is an elephant in the room. >> where? >> reporter: and adamant about his team's legacy. >> we earned and achieved everything we got this year as a team. >> reporter: the former nfl mvp sidestepped the report alleging he was "generally aware" of staffers' deflating game-day footballs. >> i've only had 30 hours. i haven't had time to digest it fully, but when i do, i will be sure to let you know how i feel about it. >> reporter: it's a response that had pundits across the sports landscape fired up. >> yo, they're calling you a cheater. >> the cover-up is worse than the crime. >> we're talking about the integrity of the game. i could see a fine. >> reporter: in the wake of criticism, brady said he turns to those who mattered most. >> i was raised by a great mom
and dad who support me and i have a lot of great teammates. so we'll get through it. >> reporter: the nfl said they don't have a comment on the remarks. as for brady, he said he's proud of his team's accomplishments and fans should be too. and the report from the fbi, the gunman opening fire in texas, the new concerns. the scramble to keep up with threats, martha raddatz now at one of the military bases where the threat level is raised tonight. >> reporter: david, installations like this, joint base anacostia in washington and thousands of other military installations, across the u.s are on higher alert tonight.
some of the increased security you'll be able to see, some you won't. in just the past few months a young american, arrested for allegedly planning to attack a texas military base. and isis supporters recently posted names, pictures and addresses of 100 american servicemembers online urging followers to kill them. while there is no specific isis threat, it comes a day after the chilling fbi warning that there are hundreds of active isis supporters in the u.s right now. david? >> thank you. and now to a home invasion in south carolina. a terrible mixup. police arriving at the scene, making a mistake. shooting the man who had made the call and the man tonight saying he made a mistake, too. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: the call from help came from inside this home. 26-year-old bryant howard was begging police to rush.
>> please tell them to hurry up. please. >> reporter: he told the operator that two men with guns were breaking into his home, saying both were african-american. >> it's an emergency, and they have guns. please come. >> someone's trying to break into your home? >> yes, and they have guns. >> reporter: according to the police report, sheriff's deputies gun shell in the front window and had no idea the burglars were already gone. that's when a back door swung open, and heyward, holding his gun, came out. police say they didn't know he lived there, asked him to put the gun down and when he didn't, they fired. >> this is a remarkable young man. and our prayers are with him and his family. >> reporter: today police played audio from the ambulance ride to the hospital, and it backs up the police report. >> i saw the officer, and should have put the gun down. but i didn't.
>> right. >> and he thought i was the crook. and he shot. >> okay. >> reporter: his family still says police are wrong. >> to not take the time to pause is of concern to the family. >> reporter: his family says they're not sure if their son will walk today. both officers are suspended. they're saying it's not race that made the difference the gun did. and now to the breaking news out of baltimore, the belt of freddie gray. tonight, attorney general announcing the opening up of a broad federal investigation. did they engage in a pattern of behavior? and to another case making national headlines, this one in new york. brian moore, shot in the head
last weekend. today, a sea of blue at his funeral. remembered for his lifelong bravery and wanting to be a cop like his father. and now, etat patz disappearing 36 years ago in soho the jury unable to reach a verdict on the disabled man that confessed to the murder. a judge declaring a mistrial. >> this man did it. he said it. how many times does a man have to confess before someone believes him? >> no word on whether he will be tried again. now to new england, the home invasion caught on camera. two men attacking a women,
robbing her house. gio benitez on the trail of clues and the policeman hunt across state lines tonight. >> reporter: the terrifying ordeal caught on camera. two men arriving at 9:20 p.m. at a new hampshire home. going straight for a dark corner. then an hour and a half later, the owner arrives home and turns off the alarm system. the thieves take advantage, taking just three seconds to get to the unlocked door. with the woman tied up in the basements the suspects demand the combination to the safe. half an hour later, they're out of the house with $25,000 in rare coins and jewelry. the woman only found by a contractor the next morning.
but the thieves left a clue police tracking the items to a pawnshop 200 miles away. and we're told the woman and her dog are okay. gio benitez, abc news. and one more from overseas, the stunning image, showing the outline of an 8-year-old child in a suitcase. police say a woman was helping his parents try to smuggle him into spain. just incredible. still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. this out of control bus, the driver falling out of her seat. passengers thrown in the air as the bus jumps on to train tracks. and breaking news on the man hunt a man follows a girl home
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