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>> stay with us for "good morning america." making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, an out-of-control wildfire destroying dozens of structures forcing evacuations in tennessee. people trapped inside a hotel filled with smoke as flames reach the windows and now dolly parton's dollywood in one fire's path. also breaking right now, investigators on the scene of a plane crash. a soccer team on board. new details about what the pilot reported before the crash and word of survivors just in. and campus attack. a student at ohio state university ramming his car into a group and going on a stabbing spree. what we're learning about the suspect, his social media post moments before that attack and the hero police officer who took
and we do say hello on what is turning out to be a busy tuesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. and i'm adrienne bankert in for diane macedo. we start with breaking news. fast-moving wildfires forcing evacuations in a popular resort area of tennessee. >> and this video from inside one popular hotel, you can see the flames surround the building. the dry and windy weather there fueling the fires overnight. one fire now on the edge of dollywood where people are being brought to safety. overnight, fierce flames blinding smoke racing across the tennessee mountains. >> oh, my god. we need to leave. >> reporter: the wildfires engulfing the resort towns of gatlinburg and pigeon forge, home to dolly parton's theme park, dollywood. >> we relocated 19 families that were staying with us in our cabin properties and then relocated about 50 of our guest
>> reporter: officials ordering everyone to leave calling the fire unpredictable. >> we're dealing with a situation here that is very dynamic. it's changing every moment. >> reporter: dramatic video posted online showing people evacuating. the roads barely visible from the smoke and the flames creeping closer to the road. 15-year-old logan baker inside a gatlinburg hotel stuck because the only road out of town was closed. >> we're on the first floor because they had to break the windows on the upper floors because we were suffocating from the smoke like so bad like we were on the ground suffocating, like we were flat because you had to lay perfectly flat on the ground or the smoke was like just too thick. we had masks, but it was even too thick for the masks. >> reporter: baker says the fire moved faster than anyone expected. >> ten minutes after they told us that we had time to evacuate, the fires were coming up over the hills, the flames came up
so then they told us we had to all stay inside. >> reporter: the sous chef at that same hotel posting this terrifying video on facebook, flames surrounding the building as smoke fills the room. he later wrote, they're all safe. and we should point out logan told us moments ago that he and his family have been evacuated from that hotel. a bit of relief there and a bit of relief for the firefighters. the first of two storm systems is bringing heavy rain to the area right now. the second system moves in tonight. the other breaking story we're following dozens killed in a plane crash overnight. >> the charter aircraft carrying a brazilian soccer team went down overnight in a mountainous area near the colombian city of medellin. we have a look at the flight radar right now, and you can see the plane circling around several times before crashing. >> new images show the dark crash scene and low visibility. the pilot reported an electrical failure before the crash. now there is a silver lining. there are survivors. at least five people out of the
>> a facebook video showed the team preparing for the flight earlier monday in brazil before they left. they were supposed to play in a final match tomorrow. the mayor of their town says everyone is in tears. fans have been posting many of their support for the team. we're going to continue to stay on top of this breaking news story. >> so sad. this morning, classes resume at ohio state university after a violent attack on campus. a student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians and started knife. he was killed by police. >> investigators are looking into the life of this somali born student who is responsible trying to see if the attack was terrorism. abc's kenneth moton is in columbus. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and adrienne. the crime scene tape is down but the active investigation continues here at ohio state university. local and federal authorities believe the suspect acted alone but they are working to figure out if his motive was terror related.
on the campus of ohio state university. >> fire department, this is osu. we have a vehicle that struck several pedestrians. >> reporter: investigators say monday morning a driver jumped a curb and plowed into several people near the school's engineering building. he got out armed with a butcher knife and started slashing. >> don't go to campus. there's an active shooter. >> reporter: a heroic campus cop, 28-year-old alan horujko, two years on the force opened fire killing the suspect. >> and he was yelling and the guy wouldn't stop and the guy charged the cop and the cop was forced to shoot him. >> reporter: there was no active shooter but the terrifying scene and the officer's shots sparked panic. osu students barricaded themselves in classrooms, the university tweeted active shooter, run, hide, fight. >> i ran into a bathroom. luckily it was just a single stall and was able to lock myself in there. >> the attacker identified as osu student 18-year-old abdul
of the somali immigrant and legal u.s. resident. investigators say on social media he was upset about the treatment of muslims posting on facebook minutes before the attack, i can't take it anymore. >> certainly the authorities need to treat this as a potential terrorist attack. >> reporter: police and the fbi are searching the suspect's home for more clues on his motive, but leaders in the muslim community spoke out urging people not to jump to conclusions and falsely link this tragic incident to the faith of islam. kendis and adrienne. >> kenneth, we've learned a little bit more about the hero cop who killed the attacker. 28-year-old ohio state officer alan horujko was at the right place at the right time. in order to end this threat quickly, he was in the area where the attack took place because of a gas leak. horujko saw the entire incident play out and shot the driver less than a minute after his car jumped the curb. >> certainly could have been much worse for those students there. meantime, donald trump's transition team is promising a number of important announcements.
the appointment of georgia congressman tom price to secretary of health and human services. price is a surgeon and vocal critic of obamacare. he believes the law interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make wise medical decisions. for secretary of state, mr. trump also considering retired general david petraeus. the former cia director was forced to resign for leaking classified information to his mistress. petraeus may also be a contender to lead homeland security. as he left trump tower yesterday, he said the president-elect has a great grasp of the challenges facing the u.s. and the world. and the president-elect also holding a second meeting today with mitt romney, also in the running to lead the state department. members of trump's inner circle including kellyanne conway have publicly voiced opposition to romney because of his recent harsh criticism of mr. trump. a massive rally is planned for today to honor fidel castro, thousands of cubans continue to pay their respects to the former
tomorrow castro's ashes will begin a three-day procession across cuba before they are laid to rest on sunday. the white house says president obama will not be attending the funeral. still ahead, some major websites couldn't handle cyber monday, several crashing overnight. and a stunning site for people at an airport. a woman opens the door of a moving passenger plane and jumps out. what police are now saying this morning. plus, the breaking news we've been following in tennessee. a raging wildfire threatenin dollywood. images just in of a chapel
australian highway. the driver of that suv you saw there is actually unconscious after a minor collision. two other drivers are trying to rescue him. finally one manages to open a door, get in and stop the vehicle. police aren't sure if the 30-year-old driver had a medical issue before the collision or after. >> wow. the man charged with killing nine people at a historic black church in south carolina is now acting as his own attorney. a judge in charleston agreed to allow dylann roof to be his own counsel. roof dressed in his prison garb, sat at the defense table and participated in jury selection. some family members of those who died now worry that the trial will become a spectacle. also in charleston a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man is set to take the stand in his own defense. michael slager is expected to provide explanation for shooting walter scott at least seven, no, rather eight times as he ran away. video of that shooting shocked
prosecutors arguing that slager shot in self-defense. workers are expected to walk off the job today at 20 airports including chicago's o'hare airport. they're holding a so-called day of disruption to call for a $15 minimum wage. janitors, security guards and baggage handlers are among the airport workers protesting. despite a weekend full of online deals, cyber monday sales still soared rising more than 10% from last year. but some websites couldn't keep up with the traffic including nordstrom. reports on twitter said websites for banana republic, the gap and old navy also had issues. all of those sites were back up and running within a few minutes so it's good that they bounced back in time to make more of those billions we're expected to tally later on in the week. well, it's about to become safer to post a negative review on sites like yelp and tripadvisor without the backlash. a bipartisan bill protecting the rights of unhappy customers now awaits president obama's signature. supporters say the law is needed
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slippery. wet roads also in the northwest. if you're flying airport delays are possible along the northeast corridor from boston to washington, as well as in atlanta and new orleans. now to a bizarre incident at houston's airport. a passenger pulled open the emergency exit on a moving plane and jumped onto the tarmac. >> she was quickly captured by police. but it's not the first time that someone has misused those exits. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: passengers on this jet were stunned. >> a lady on this flight just opened the door and jumped out of the pla >> reporter: landing in houston from new orleans but not at the gate yet, the emergency door is gone, as well as a passenger. spotted on video obtained by kprc, she is seen running across the tarmac towards the terminal but authorities quickly realize this is not a threat, but a medical case. >> psychiatric problem, airport response team 92. >> reporter: the woman hospitalized overnight. but this is not the first time
quit by deploying the emergency chutes and bailing out of the aircraft and their jobs. david kerley, abc news, washington. delta air lines has banned for life a passenger who was recorded on a flight shouting his support for donald trump and insulting hillary clinton supporters. the airline will also refund fares of all of the other passengers. delta says it would not have allowed the man on board that flight if they had known how he was behaving. >> some freedom of speech issue there too. texas reporting its first case of homegrown zika virus. health officials say the woman who got sick is a resident of brownsville near the border with mexico. she reported no recent travel to any other country with ongoing zika outbreaks. until now florida was the only state with people sickened by local mosquitoes. a charity thanksgiving dinner may be linked to three deaths and five illnesses in the san francisco bay area. the meal was sponsored by a church and served to more than
legion hall in antioch, about halfway between san francisco and sacramento. officials are trying to determine if a foodborne illness is to blame. they say the victims all lived in the same facility so they may have contracted the illness at home. time for sports. new rankings in the race for the college football playoff come out tonight. >> as for last night's sports, we get the highlights from espn. >> good morning, america. it's tuesday, which means we played monday night football on monday. this is it. they were saying it's a must win for the packers and a must win for the eagles, which must mean that some team did not must win. aaron rodgers, davante adams. davante adams went to fresno state. jim bartco is the athletic director at fresno state. former -- went to school at but then worked for the oregon ducks. how about rodders who played for cal keeping it in the pac-12 conference of champions.
eagles. russell westbrook plays basketball like a man possessed. pull-up three. the rebound and the assist. oladipo on the other end, so he's got a triple-double. he's got a triple-double with 10:41 left in the third. earliest triple-double by a player this season and earliest triple-double ever by a player with the first name russell and the last name westbrook. 27 points, 14 assists, 18 rebounds. thunder struck. >> our thanks. up next in "the pulse," researchers who claim time travel is possible. >> kendis is in. and streisand surprise. the legendary singer with a special guest backstage.
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? our tuesday morning "pulse" starting with i'd say some surprise guests for barbra streisand and first ever show in texas. >> amazing she's never been to texas. wow, the lone star state. the superstar performed hits from each of the six decades in which she's had number one albums. >> that's also amazing, and then this happened, a visit from former president george h.w. bush and former first lady barbara bush complete with gifts. >> streisand also gave the bushes a shoutout from the stage praising mr. bush for his service and mrs. bush for her work promoting literacy. >> and she congratulated the bushes on their upcoming 72nd anniversary which they'll celebrate in january. >> bless their hearts. do you ever wish you could turn back the clock, maybe nix mistakes in the past? maybe? >> there are a couple, yeah, i
>> exactly. >> well, scientists in california say it may be possible to go back to the future and travel into time sort of. >> yeah, they say there are multiple time lines or worlds with small differences. for example, there might be one where abraham lincoln did not go to the theater that night or you said no to that job that didn't work out and you can weave the different time lines together to create something new. do you believe it? >> no, i'm not buying it. i'm not buying it but i do wish i had the time travel machine that they had in "back to the future." >> that would be the cool part. >> the delorean. >> this is one reason both of us aren't fans of safaris. a rough ride thanks to an obviously angry, angry hippo. this happened in south africa's famous kruger national park. >> the guy drove up on the lone hippo in his pickup. when he got too close the animal charged the vehicle slamming into it several times. >> so, the hippo wasn't hurt. but check out the damage on the
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checking our top stories right now, more than 1,000 people in eastern tennessee spent the night in shelters as raging wildfires spread through resort towns near gatlinburg burning dozens of buildings including a chapel and hotel. a charter plane has crashed on the way to the airport in medellin carrying a soccer team. late word from colombian police confirming only 5 t people on board survived that crash. investigators are looking into the life of the ohio state student who drove onto a crowded sidewalk before attempting to stab students and passers-by including injuries to 11 people. the somali born student had apparently posted a message online criticizing u.s. attacks on muslims. looking at today's weather, rain for much of the eastern u.s. away from the coast with severe storms in the deep south. warmer than usual in the midwest but cooler than usual in the west.
the family of an american hero in california still counting their blessings. >> an unlikely discovery at a flea market has prompted an urgent mission to get a hard earned military award into the hands of its rightful owner. we get more now from jonathan bloom. >> reporter: for tammy diaz the capital flea market is a sunday ritual but this visit was unlike no other thanks to a little purple box. >> i opened it up and i couldn't believe my eyes. >> reporter: she stared in shock at the purple heart, the medal awarded to those wounded in battle or who pay the ultimate price. >> i knew in a minute in a second that this has to be returned to somebody. to a family. >> reporter: it had a name on it, shirley r. macon. she bought it for $10 and began the search. >> i knew i had to get rid of it as quickly as i could and so i immediately went on the internet. >> reporter: the turning point not even 24 hours after finding the medal here at the flea market, tammy found the name on a genealogy website for a family
in fact, it was difficult for me to continue speaking with her for awhile because i got pretty emotional. >> reporter: teresa cunningham told us about her uncle. >> we called him rudolph. his name was shirley rudolph. >> reporter: and he was a u.s. navy gunner's mate in world war ii. he survived the attack on pearl harbor and wound up in san francisco where he met and married his wife then redeployed to the philippines. >> and it said that was the largest battle, the greatest battle. the toughest battle. >> reporter: in the battle the "uss samuel b. robert" was outgunned and outnumbered but made a daring maneuver to take down a japanese ship. he was killed when that gun exploded as the samuel b. roberts was sinking. >> he gave his life for us. >> reporter: now as tammy packs up that priceless honor to send to his family, it's truly a thanksgiving to remember. >> i just can't thank her enough.
this is abc15 news taking action. >> who's headed to work and school and who's headed home today. >> where the death toll stands at this moment. >> and people in buck eye demanding sky high bills: it is 4:30 on this tuesday. lots to get to on this abc15 mornings. >> just now looking at the newest information coming in the crews on the scene of a house fire. main cross streets of this one are going to be gilbert and mckelleps road. about a dozen fire crews on the