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miss kelly was arrested at 9:30 he was walking his dogs and he was taken in >> breaking overnight, child porn enticement of a minor, obstruction of justice r. kelly arrested and facing a new 13-count federal indictment. late details ahead >> protesters out in force with a number of arrests ahead of the president's i.c. raid to round up undocumented immigrants this weekend. >> barry is aring down on louisiana with up to 20 inches of rain predicted. all while the mighty mississip is at peak flood stage >> caught on camera, aod kfc exples in the middle of the night. whatndaused it a could it have
been prevented a >> the incredible high seas ase by the u.s. coast guard and a drug smuggling submarine carrying over on$230 milliorth of coke. a busy friday y ahead, and "ea today" starts right now. good friday morng. i'm frances rivera >> and i'm marlie hall we are starting with breaking news out of chicago. r & b singer r. kelly has been arrestedon federal sex crimes charges in both new york and chicago. the 52-year-old was taken into custody by homeland security investigation agents and n.y.p.d. i detectives. thats according to two law enforcement officials. a spokesperson for kelly spoke abt the singer's arrest. >> mr. kelly was arrested at he was walking his dogs by the fdi, and he was taken in and that's all we have right now we don't know what the charges are. we'll know more in the next couple days. >> further details on the case are expected to be announced later today.
>> more breaking news along the gulf coaststhere tropical m barry is beginning to bear down on louisiana a hurricane warning has been posted after flash flooding ready hit areas of new orleans. president trump has approved an emergency declaration. now the big question, will the levees told upthe storm surge on the way especially when the mississippi river is already at flood stage. here is nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: people in louisiana are heading out with mandatory evacuations ordered in low-lying rishes you're concerned if the levees give way your house could wind up getting -- >> swipeaway i don't want that. i hope everything will be all over with so we can go back home >> reporter: it's not tropical stors m barry'winds officials here are worried about it's the water with new orleans already reeling from over 9 inches orain flooding the french quarter. plus the mississippi river is 8 feet above normal. barry could drive to its highest level since 1950 and this warning, if as expected, barry becomes a
hurricane. >> this will be the rst time that we've had a hurricane make landfall in louisiana while the mississii river was at flood stage. >> reporter: here in the parish, they say a storm surge pushing r the rive 19 feet is life-threatening it would cause theater to overtop, which means the mighty mississippi would spill over this levee, flooding homes those who survived katrina know the danger >> i stuck around a little bit too long during katrina and don't want to make that mistake again. >> reporter: the louisiana national guard has been officials urging residents to have three days supply on hand >> you've got to be prepared you never know, eval if it's a smone, something can happen. >> reporter: what you're looking are giant sand bags they placed on top of storm drainsin because flood, the water can actually bubble up, adding to the crisis they're doing everhing they can to make sure that they have done what they can to prevent
the disaster a, frances. >> right, kerry sanders for us we'll see where barry is now, how it is intensifying if at all. here's janngsa webb. good mor >> good morning. that young lady nailed it. we are worried about the inundation of water. slow and steady, tropical storm, barry continues to sit in the gulf here. the good news, track this to the south and to the north we are not expecting barry to so not going to gain as muchere. steam. now, wind gusts currently up to 50 miles per hour, 140 miles from morgan city, louisiana. it could gain strength overnight, possibly offshore, before making landfall by saturday 7:00, you can w e hoe wind starts to die down. but the storm surge along with 13 inches of possible rain for new orleans. >> that is tough to hear for those people who experatnced i know that all too well janessa, thank you >> fear is spreading acrosthe
country as a major immigration crackdown is expected for this weekend.ia i.c.e. officls are set to round up thousands of undocumented immigrants facing immediate deportation across ten major cities waves of anxiety washing over families afraid of being torn from their loved ones. here with more on that is nbc's gabe gutierrez >> reporter: two senior homeland security officials tell nbc news that nationwide arrests of undocumented immigrants are scheduled to start sunday, conducted by immigration and customs enforcement. and at least ten major cities including los ang atlanta, miami, and new yorknt i.c.e. won't commen enforcement operations across the cntry, swift outrage. several protesters arrested in buffalo, new york. the president had postponed the round up, but last week said it would begin fairly soon. >> i say they came in illegally and we're bringing them out legally. >> people are concerned. >> reporter: she is an immigration attorney in atlanta.
what are you telling your clies right now? >> we're saying things to them like don't answer your door if somebody knocks the middle of the night. it is an official from the government, they need to have a warrant if they're going to come to your home >> reporter: stephanie lopez is a daca recipient who worries about who willr care for siblings if they are undocumented parents are deported >> it breaks my heart to hear ving his momhink abo not >> reporter: when you heard about these planned raids, what went through your head no one knows if they're going to knock your door next >> reporter: families in the sweep could be flown to detention centers in texas and pennsylvania while they await deportation. plans are still being finalized, marlie >> gabe gutierrez, thank you >> as the border battle intensifies, president trump gives way tois question. he is urging agencies to turnover records of citizens and
noncitizens in the country hallie jackson is in washington with theep latest. >> rter: president trump still determined to count how many people are legally living in this country. >> today i'm here to say we are nownt backing do on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the uned states population >> reporter: but it won't be a question on the 2020 census. instead, the president is retreating from that fht and instead directing federal agencies to give records they already have to the commerce department to try to more heaccurately determine t count >> we will defend the right of the american people to know the full facts about theopulation, size of citizens and noncitizens in america >> reporter: it comes two weeks after the supreme deurt vered a temporary blow to the trumstp admition by refusing to allow the commerce department to include that controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census. >> these delays would have prevented us from completing the census on time it's deeply regrettable, but it will not stop us from collecting
the needed information >> reporter: the census determines how many seats a state gets in the u.s. house of presentatives. the president's opponents have argued including that question on citizenship could make immigrants too afraid toon resp under counting the number of people who live in those communities. and, frances, the aclu says while president trump is claiming victory here, they are describing this as notng short of a total and humiliating defeat for his administration. back to you. >> all right, hallie, thk you. passengers flight in a flight from vancouver taustralia. steve patterson has more >> reporter: passengers say it struck without warning >> it muste havopped a hundred feet or something because everyone went up to the ceiling. >> reporter: sudden severe turbulence, tossing passengers from their seats, injuring 35 people on board air canada the boeing 7 flying from vancouver to australia, the airline saying it encountered
unforecasted and sudden turbulence about two hours west ofth hawaii. e turbulence so violent, the plane was forced to make an emergency landing. >> everyone just went flyingla >> reporter: the carryin26g passengers and 15 crew members landed safely in honolulu some on board posting selfies wearing neck braces along with pictures of deployed oxyge masks and food scattered across the ground it's the latest in a string of turbulent flights. the nearly three dozen injured expected to fully recover. others happy to be bacidk on sol ground >> i had my seat belt on luckily. >> reporter: anoiner remr, always buckle up steve patterson, nbc news. >> president trump took aim at former house speaker paul ryan the president'attacks come as a new book claims to detail heavy criticism from republican leaders. the "washington post" published portions of the book called "american carnage" by ti alberta set to be released tuesday.
the former speaker described the presidt as uneducated. ryan is quoted as saying he didn't know anything about government and wanted to scold him all the time a series of tweets, the president sle med thformer speaker as a lame duck failure who quit congress because he didn't know how to win, saying, they gave me standing os in the great state of wisconsin and booed him off the stage. he accuses ryan of poor leadership and bad timing before declaring, couldn't get him out of congress fast enough. remember when paul ryan left congress in 2018 president trump said he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question >> the u.s. coast guard has released dramatic videof a drug bust at sea the high speed chase took place in the easterns water the pacific ocean. during the hot pursuit, a member of the coast guard jumped on the moving submarine and pounded on e hatch. officials say inside were five suspected smugglers along with 17,000 pounds of cocaine the ysast guard sa the estimated street value of the drugs is232 million. the operation was partf a
months-long $569 millionocaine bust >> those mission s are always dramatic especially in the water like that and right over the submarine. okay, let's check back in with janessa on tropical storm barry and worry about the flooding, right? >> right, people are talking about the intensity here the flooding is a big-time issue here i do want to show you satellite composite e radar because dry air we're seeing from georgia, the carolinas is really not helping this storm system come togeth so that is really good news here but this is going to move iny. swiftl the rainfall amounts from new orleans, lafayette, possibly even baton rouge up to 10 to 15 inches, is going to come down fast from isolated spots up to 20 inches. that's a look at the big weather story of the day now here's a closer look at your day ahead. warm air acrostexas, and look at that high pressure sunshine out and about for dallas, but daytime highs are back in the er'90s
triple digits territory from phoenix into portions of the southwest. we're going to move in fairly quickly here. we're going to watcht closely in the next 48 hours >> janessa, thank you. serena williams is on fire heading into her 11th wimbledon finals she needed 59 minutes to win in the semis. williams is now the oldest player to maket ito a grand slam final in the open era she will take on simone a hal up in the championship tomorrow if serena can win at all she will tie theim alle record for major single titles with 24. the self in-time wimbledon champ owns a head to head record >> former sluggedar vid ortiz undergoes another eration during his recovery. plus a kfc blown to smithereen
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a hurricane warning in effect if louisiana an people all over the region are gearing up to get through that storm. overnight, singer r. kelly facing new federal sex crime charges this morning and findou t why he'll be brought to new york for this case. first, it is 4:00 a.m. good morning, everybody. you look so familiar. >> this is my first week on air girl and goodfax to be home. >> we know you were at our sister station in new york. >> i'm glad to be >>here. let's dive in.w p is in