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making news in america this morning, word overnight of awe new accusation against singer r. kelly as he returns to jail this time for unpaid child support. >> fighting for my [ bleep ] life. >> his fierce denial of abuse charges coming as his girlfriends now speak out for the first time. a u.s. senator's stunning and personal revelation coming forward to say she was raped in the military. >> but unlike so many brave survivors, i didn't report the sexual assault. >> the new interview with martha mcsally. why she's telling her story now. alex trebek's cancer diagnosis. >> i'm going to fight this. >> what we know about pancreatic cancer and why it's typically found so late and the outpouring of support overnight for the "jeopardy" host.
what john kelly is now saying about his time working with the president. kelly's advice to his successor. look out above. the worker in this bucket struck hit on the highway. from the moose on this roof to the hundreds and hundreds of crows converging in this parking lot, the wild sights caught on camera this thursday morning. good morning, everyone. we begin with singer r. kelly facing a new allegation of abusing a minor. >> the new acquisiticusation cot hours after facing charges of not paying child support. >> he is maintaining his innocence as his girlfriends come to his defense. he is back behind bars for the second time in nearly two weeks. he left a chicago courtroom in handcuffs after failing to meet the deadline to pay $161,000 in
child support. kelly is also facing ten counts of criminal sexual abuse. three of the alleged victims minors. and overnight a new allegation against the 52-year-old. a detroit woman now claims kelly had sex with her in 2001 when she was 13 years old. kelly and his lawyers have not commented on that woman's claims. >> i didn't do this stuff. this is not me. >> reporter: his arrest comes just hours after an emotional and fiery interview with cbs. kelly denying allegations depicted in lifetime's docu-series "surviving r. kelly" which painted the picture of an abusive man who holds women capti captive. >> with all i've been through in my way, way past to hold somebody, let alone four or five, six, 50 you said, how stupid would i be to do that? i didn't do this stuff. this is not me. i'm fighting for my [ bleep ]
life. y'all trying to kill me. >> reporter: the interview paused as the singerre more agitated. >> that doesn't even make sense. why would i hold all these women? >> reporter: kelly is living with jocelyn and ariel. both in their 20s who made emotional pleas to their families to stop speaking to the media. >> i'm crying because you guys don't know the truth. you guys believe it's a [ bleep ] father said. this is all [ bleep ] lies for money. >> reporter: kelly claims the parents were only out for money seeking opportunity for their daughters. >> how come it was okay for me to see them until they wasn't getting no money from it? savage's parents call that horrific and say s brainwashed and they haven't had contact with their daughter in two year. >> if you're seeing this message please know i love you. >> reporter: a short time later savage called her family. >> i'm happy where i'm at. i told you a million, million times why i am and i am very
happy. >> the judge says he will stay in jail until the child support is paid. his next court appearance for the abuse charges is later this month. we turn now to new die tails about a powerful moment on capitol hill. senator martha mcsally revealing to the world her personal story of sexual assault in the military. the arizona republican who was the first female fighter pilot in combat says she was raped by a superior officer and suffered in silence for years. a abc's serena marshall more on why mcsally is coming forward now. serena, good morning. very powerful testimony. >> reporter: yes, janai, kenneth, good morning. that powerful deeply personal moment on capitol hill by the retired air force couple as sexual assaults in the military continued to rise. an emotional testimony a moment of truth. >> i am also a military sexual assault survivor. but unlike so many brave survivors, i didn't report being sexually assaulted. in one case i was preyed upon and then raped by a superior
officer. >> reporter: martha mcsally, the freshman senator from arizona, 26-year military veteran, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat testifying before a senate committee explaining why she stayed silent for so long and that she was horrified at how her attempts to report the assault were handled. >> i almost separated from the air force at 18 years over my despair. like many victims, i felt the system was raping me all over again. >> reporter: in an interview with cbs, explaining the system must be changed saying if you have a rapist who is serving in uniform, you don't deal with it by keeping a woman out of their unit because that predator is going to go assault someone else. in a statement the air force says they are appalled and deeply sorry for what senator mcsally experienced and that they are steadfast in their commitment to eliminating this reprehensible
behavior and breach of trust in their ranks but sexual assault in the military is on the rise. 2017 seeing a record high with nearly 7,000 reported sexual assaults. a 10% increase over the previous year. mcsally's bold revelation not long after iowa senator joni ernst detailed her own rape while in college. when asked what action he plans to take, senator mitch mcconnell said he's open to any policy prescriptions they put forward. >> so courageous and powerful hearing senator mcsally felt like the system was raping her all over again. serena marshall, thank you so much. president trump is threatening the democratic national committee for refusing to let fox news host any of its 2020 debates. the dnc is suggesting fox is aligned with trump. the president does not have the authority to intervene because debates are traditionally set up by the debates commission and air live on all the major networks but the president tweeted, quote, democrats just blocked fox news from holding a debate. good. then i think i'll do the same thing with the fake news networks and the radical left democrats in the general election debates.
homeland security secrar kitj nielsen is defending president trump's national emergency declaration at the southern border saying it is not a manufactured emergency.sewas e lawmakers about the administration's family separation policy and the treatment of migrant children in u.s. custody. >> are we putting children in cages as of today? >> children are processed at the border facility stations that you've been at. some of -- >> and i've seen the cages. i just want you to admit that the cages exist. >> sir, they're not cages. if we have two gangs, we separate them into separate areas of that facility. >> no, no, madam secretary, madam secretary -- we're not going to go through the semantics. if it's a bad policy, then change it. but don't mislead the committee. >> former white house chief of staff john kelly defended nielsen during an event at duke university last night. kelly said even though nielsen
has been criticized for separating families, he blames the policy on former attorney general jeff sessions. on a lighter note when asked what advice he has for his successor at the white house mick mulvaney, kelly joked he would tell him to, quote, run for it. kelly would not comment on reports that he was ordered by the president to approve security clearances for jared kushner and ivanka trump. turning to the weather this winter has been the wettest on record. that's according to the government scientists. meanwhile, more bitter cold has set in. here's your thursday forecast. >> good morning. we're looking for wet weather along the coast, seattle down along the oregon coast, but look for a messy mix in boise and then snow throughout northern portions of idaho. that messy mix will push its way throughout nevada going into utah. scattered showers in california with actually feet of snow in the nevada sierras. we're expecting for it to
stay snowy throughout the midportion of the country with 6 to 10 inches likely there and looking for it to stay very chilly throughout the northeast. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. coming up, the fastest car in the world. it's legal to drive. but first how many people are now quitting facebook and what the company plans to do about it. later, how this moose en
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gathered there. a police officer in boulder, colorado, is on paid leave after pulling his gun out and confronting a black man picking up trash in his own yard. at least six other officers and a supervisor joined him at the scene. police say the officer saw a private property sign and asked the man if he was allowed to be there. but even when he showed his i.d., police did not back away. >> you have weapons, you have protection. i'm over here picking up trash on property. i don't have a weapon. this is a bucket. >> of course, the officers left without charging the man. an internal investigation is now under way. facebook's mark zuckerberg is promising to improve privacy with encryption that even facebook won't be able to read. in a blog post zuckerberg acknowledged past controversy saying, quote, we don't currently have a frank reputation for building privacy protective services. about 15 million users have left facebook in the last two years. tesla is responding to this video that appears to show a
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one pill lasts 12 hours, and i'm good. mucinex releases fast and lasts 12 hours, not 4. let's end this. i'm going to fight this and i'm going to keep working and with the love and support -- that's "jeopardy" host alex trebek announcing his new health battle. he's been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. >> he's vowing to fight it and fans are rushing to support him. >> alex trebek. >> he's guided contestants and fans through countless question. >> here comes the "jeopardy" round. >> reporter: and answers for more than 35 years as host of "jeopardy." >> welcome to america's favorite answer and question game. >> reporter: but now he's sharing his own personal
uncertainty. a stage four pancreatic cancer diagnosis. >> now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging but i'm going to fight this. >> reporter: the 78-year-old posted this video in the straightforward tone with the touch of humor that fans have grown to adore. >> i plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. truth told, i have to because under the terms of my contract, i have to host "jeopardy" for three more years. >> reporter: doctors say there's no screening test for pancreatic cancer because it's so rare and it's one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose because it progresses so quickly. >> this is a rare but aggressive type of cancer. it's one of the leading causes of cancer deaths and often it's not caught until it's at a late stage. the majority of cases are diagnosed when it's already spread. >> reporter: this morning, friends and fans are offering their support. "wheel of fortune's" pat sajak says he's saddened to hear the news but, quote, there is no one i know who is stronger and more determined and i would never bet against him. and "jeopardy" star contestant ken jennings writing, alex trebek is in a way the last cronkite, authoritative, reassuring tv voice you hear every night almost to the point
of ritual. >> so help me keep the faith and we'll win. we'll get it done. thank you. >> doctors say there is hope when it comes to pancreatic cancer. more than 1,000 clinical trials are under way to fight the disease, and they say many are showing progress. investigators need help identifying the body of a young girl found inside a duffel bag along a horse trail in los angeles. they've released a sketch of the victim, and they describe her as black between 8 and 13 years old weighing about 55 pounds and wearing a future princess hero sweatshirt. so far they say they have no leads. a driver in texas caught this incredible video on his dash cam showing a truck smashed into a worker fixing a traffic signal. the impact left the worker dangling from his safety harness until his co-workers could lower him to the ground. the truck driver did stop. the worker is okay except for a few bumps and bruises. >> incredible. for the fit time we're hearing from an indy car driver
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good morniou bay. let's get up and get going. this is abc 7 mornings. good morning. it is thursday, march 7th. thanks for joining us. >> meteorologist mike nicco is here to start your day off with a look at no rain? >> some areas no rain. >> i had a little on my way. >> i did, too. there's on crow canyon between san ramon and also castro valley. let's show that you with live doppler 7. sorry. can't shake it today. don't be mad at the messenger, reggie. whipple road, paseo, padre parkway. you can see from milpitas, fremont boulevard down to willow glen and towards evergreen. quinn by road getting that wet weather. temperatures are cooler this morning. mid-40s to low 50s. they'll be cooler this afternoon, mid-50s. notice more showers this afternoon. take a look at the accuweather
12-hour planner next. how about the commute? alexis? >> we have a collision in one of the areas with light rain in the south bay. let's take you to san jose. northbound 680 before jackson avenue. we have reports of a two-vehicle collision. sounds like at least one hit the guardrail and the left lane blocked. as i was walking up a moment ago, looked like they were shifting that location to the 101/680 interchange. i'll update that in a few minutes. you could have soggier conditions on your commute. might have to flip the wipers on. nothing like yesterday, though. looking dry an the san mateo bridge traveling westbound from hayward to foster city. thanks, alexis. parents and children in the east bay are facing possible classroom disruption. >> teachers in the san ramon valley unified school district could soon be on the picket line. amy hollyfield is live in danville with an update on the late-night negotiations. amy? >> reporter: hi, jessica. both sides walked away last night from a marathon
negotiating session without an agreement. they do not have plans to meet today. the teachers have voted to authorize a strike. they have reached a tentative agreement on a pay raise. the sticking point right now is class size and ratios for nurses, librarians and counselors. >> the district management is unwilling to negotiate with us around this class size. just something that our membership will be willing to ratify, we have to go to a strike. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the district said san ramon valley is the fourth lowest funded unified school district in the state of california. both sides have expressed a lot of hope that they would reach a tentative agreement yesterday. that did not happen. teachers here could go on strike as early as the end of april if a deal isn't reached.
reporting live in danville. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. happening today in the east bay, classes will resume at richmond high school one day after they had to cancel class because of a power outage. the school will be on a modified schedule. meaning classes start at 10:00 this morning and go until 2:30 in the afternoon. school leaders say that the crews should have the equipment at the outage repaired before the students make it to class this morning at 10:00 a.m. >> that sign, no lights, no school. effective. but -- >> straight to the point. >> really was. maybe they didn't have enough markers. it's 4:30. just waking up to us, here's a quick look at weather and traffic. >> just another sign of the shortage in funding for schools. no markers, huh? here's a look at what's going on. lipl 7.