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Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – September 1, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


.>>>BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT. DORIAN IS NOW ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL HURRICANES IN HISTORY, HITTING THE BAHAMAS RIGHT NOW WITH ASTONISHING FORCE. WIND GUSTS OF AT LEAST 200 MILES AN HOUR, ROOFS TORN OFF HOMES, PEOPLE FEVER FOR THEIR LIVES.>>PLEASE PRAY FOR US. PLEASE PRAY FOR US, EVERYONE. PLEASE PRAY FOR US.>>>FORECASTERS WARNING IT COULD CHANGE THE GEOGRAVE OF THE BOO HAM ARTS FOREVER. THE NEW TRACK AT THIS HOUR, FLORIDA STILL ON EDGE. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDERED AND STATES UP THE EAST COAST WATCHING THE POSSIBLE PATH.>>>HIGHWAY SHOOTING SPREE, A MASSIVE CRIME SPREE SPANNING TWO CITIES AND TEN MILES IN TEXAS.>>I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO TRY TO KILL ME.>>SEVEN DEAD INCLUDE A CHILD, A BABY AFTER IT ROLLED DOWN A HILL.>>>AND HOW TWO RISING STARS ACTED AFTER THEIR MATCH, HAS EVERYONE TALKING.>>>AND WHY THE POPE WAS LATE TO WORK TODAY, AND WHO HE THANKED FOR GETTING HIM OUT OF A JAM.>>Announcer: THIS IS “NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH KATE SNOW.>>>GOOD EVENING ON WHAT IS GOING TO BE A TERRIFYING NIGHTS IN PARTS OF THE BAHAMAS. TODAY HURRICANE DORIAN BECAME THE MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE TO MAKE LANDFALL IN THE ATLANTIC IN ALMOST 80 YEARS. IT IS LASHING THE NORTHERN ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS WITH TO REFERENCEAL RAIN, LIFE-THREATENING FLOODS AND WINDS. IT’S HITTING THE ISLAND OF ABACO, WITH DEVASTATING IMAGES, AS THE PATH PUTS IT CLOSE TO THE FLORIDA COAST. THE FORECAST SHOWSEAR. EVEN AT DORIAN LEAVES, THIS COASTLINE MAY NEVER LOOK THE SAME.>>MORGAN, THANK GLUE THERE’S NOW A HURRICANE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF EASTERN FLORIDA, AS DORIAN HEADS TOWARD THAT STATE. GABE GUTIERREZ IS IN ONE OF THOSE AREAS, STEWART FLASHES FLORIDA, TONIGHT.>>WE HAVE A MAND DORSEY EVACUATION AS OF 1:00 P.M.>>Reporter: TONIGHT, THE RUSH IS ON TO GET OUT.>>THIS STORM AT THIS MAGNITUDE COULD REALLY CAUSE MASSIVE DESTRUCTION AND DO NOT PUT YOUR LIFE IN JEOPARDY BY STAYING BEHIND.>>Reporter: IN PALM BEACH, COUNTY, DONNA KIRBY IS EVACUATING HER PARENTS, BOTH IN THEIR LATE 80s.>>IF IT DOESN’T TAKE THE TURN NORTH, IT’S COMING STRAIGHT IN HERE. YOU HAVE TO ACT.>>Reporter: TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITED FEMA HEADQUARTERS.>>I’M NOT SURE I’VE HEARD OF A CATEGORY 5. I KNEW IT EXISTED. YOU DON’T SEAT 4s THAT MUCH, BUT A CATEGORY 5 IS SOMETHING.>>Reporter: YET DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION THREE OF HIS HURRICANES WERE CATEGORY 5s AT ONE POINT — IRMA MARIA, AND MICHAEL. NBC’S KATHY PARK IS IN CHARLESTON.>>Reporter: COASTAL FLOODING HAS ALREADY BEEN A PROBLEM, WITH ONE OF THE HIGHEST TIDE LEVELS OF THE YEAR. DORIAN COULD ONLY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME FLOODING.>>Reporter:>>Reporter: BACK IN FLORIDA, THEY RUSH TO BOARD UP, AS DORIAN INTENSIFIES.>>IT’S SOMETHING WE’RE COUNTING ON THIS TIME OF YEAR. YEAH, IT CAME AT A BAD TIME, THIS STORM.>>>GABE IS WITH US. ARE YOU FINDING PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING THE EVACUATION ORDERS NOW?>>Reporter: WELL, KATE, THE EVACUATIONS BEGAN JUST A FEW HOURS AGO. FROM WHAT WE HAVE SEEN, MANY PEOPLE ARE HEEDING THE WARNING. A CAT 5 WILL DEFINITELY GET YOUR ATTENTION. TO OUR NORTH, MORE MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE EXPECTED TOMORROW.>>>ALL WEEKEND WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE PATH OF THIS STORM. RAFAEL MIRANDA HAS THE LATEST UPDATE FOR US.>>HURRICANE DORIAN HAS INTENSIFIED INTO ONE OF THE STRONGEST ATLANTIC HURRICANES ON RECORD. HERE ARE THE VERY LATEST. WINDS AT 185, GUSTS OVER 200 MILES PER HOUR. CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE LIKELY IN THE BAHAMAS. THEN THE TRACK TAKES DORIAN JUST OFFSHORE THE FLORIDA COASTLINE ABOUT 50 MILES. THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR CHANGE FOR THAT. ANOTHER LANDFALL POSSIBLE IN THE CAROLINAS. NEW HURRICANE WARNINGS IN EFFECT ISSUED THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE EAST COAST THE FLORIDA. WE’LL BE TRACKING THIS ONE FOR THE WINDS, CASS TROPHIC WINDS IN THE BAHAMAS THROUGH MONDAY, AND THE REST OF THE SOUTHEAST DEALING WITH THAT THREAT. ALSO HEAVY RAIN AND STORM SURGE THREAT FOR MILLIONS IN THE SOUTHEAST. RAFAEL, THANK YOU.>>>TO THE OTHER MAJOR NEWS THIS WEEKEND. WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE SHOOTING SPREE SATURDAY IN TEXAS, WHERE THE DEATH TOLL HAS CLIMBED TO SEVEN, AND THE GUNMAN WHO LED THE CHASE, FIRING ALONG THE WAY. MIGUEL ALMAGUER STARTS US OFF FROM ODESSA IT IS MOVIE THEATER WHERE THE CHASE ENDED. WHAT MORE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE SHOOTER?>>Reporter: THIS IS WHERE IT ALL CAME TO AN END. THE FBI AND LOCAL POLICE ARE STILL COMBING OVER THE CRIME SCENE. THE SUSPECT WAS FATALLY SHOT WHEN THEY LIVED, BUT TWO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TELL NBC NEWS THE SUSPECT HAD BEEN RECENTLY FIRED FROM HIS JOB ABOUT OF HE BEGAN THE RAMPAGE.>>SHOOTING RIGHT THERE.>>Reporter: AS GUNFIRE ERUPTED, THIS WAS THE SCRAMBLE TO STAY ALIVE.>>GET DOWN, GET DOWN, GET DOWN.>>Reporter: THROUGH THE CHAOS AND CARNAGE, AUTHORITIES HUNTING DOWN A KILLER IN WEST TEXAS. A GUNMAN ON A SHOOTING SPREE, MOWING DOWN 29 VICTIMS, SEEMINGLY AT RANDOM, CUTTING A DEADLY PATH OF TERROR THROUGH TWO CITIES AND TEN MILES OF INTERSTATE. DURING THE RAMPAGE, SEVEN KILLED, 22 WOUNDED, THREE LAW ENFORCEMENT. AMONG THE SURVIVORS, A 17-MONTH-OLD BABY SHOT IN THE FACE. HAYDEN CALLED HER DAD AS SHE WAS HUDDLED ON THE GROUND.>>SHE’S TELLING ME, DADDY, I CAN SEE THE GUNMAN. I DON’T KNOW IF HE’S POINTING THIS WAY OR NOT. AND I FIRST THOUGHT, YOU’RE THINKING, THAT’S THE LAST TIME I’M GOING TO SEE MY DAUGHTER. IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN FRONT OF ME.>>Reporter: IT ALL STARTED WITH A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP. THE GUNMAN IDENTIFIED AS, AS AN OFFICER ‘APPROACHED HIS VEHICLE. AFTER HIJACKING A MAIL TRUCK, HE SHOT AT CIVILIANS ALL OVER ODESSA.>>HE HIT THE BARRIER.>>Reporter: INITIALLY FEARING MULTIPLE GUNMEN, THEY TRACKED THE SUSPECT TO THIS MOVIE THEATER AND OPENED FIRE.>>WHAT’S GOING ON?>>IT’S A SHOOTER.>>Reporter: THE 36-YEAR-OLD KILLED DURING THE GUN BATTLE. AUTHORITIES OFFICER NO MOTIVE, BUT SAYING THEY BELIEVE THE THEATER MAY HAVE BEEN A POSSIBLE TARGETS.>>WHY GO TO THE THEATER IF YOU’RE NOT PLANNING ON ENTERING THE THEATER?>>HELP!>>Reporter: THE BLOODSCHETT COMES FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE MASSACRE AT A WALMART IN EL PASO. WITH 22 KILLED THERE, TONIGHT TEXAS IS REELING AGAIN.>>SO HARD TO WATCH. MIGUEL, WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE INVESTIGATION?>>Reporter: WE KNOW INVESTIGATORS ARE PORING OVER THE SUSPECT’S DIGITAL FOOTPRINT AS THE POSSI –>>>WE’RE LEARNING SO MUCH MORE ABOUT THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES. OUR JOE FRYER HAS THEIR STORY.>>Reporter: AS BULLETS FLEW AIMLESSLY ACROSS TEXAS ROADWAYS, RODOLFO WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK. HIS WIFE SAYS HER HUSBAND OF 20 YEARS AGO, THE FATHER OF HER THREE KIDS, WAS STRUCK AND KILLED.>>I DON’T WANT ANOTHER LITTLE GIRL WITHOUT HER DAD.>>HE WAS KILLED ALONG WITH MARY, WHO WAS PREPARING TO CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY WITH HER IDENTICAL TWIN.>>SHE WAS VERY SPECIAL. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO DO.>>Reporter: AMONG THE INJURED, A 17-YEAR-OLD CHILD, ANDERSON DAVIS. SHE WAS HIT IN THE FACE AND CHEST BY SHRAPNEL, BUT IS EXPECTED TO FACE A FULL RECOVERY. ON HER FAMILY HAS THE STATEMENT –>>I DON’T KNOW HOW HE DIDN’T HIT ME.>>Reporter: SHAUNA SAYS HE WAS AT A STOP LIGHT WHEN THE GUNMAN PULLED BESIDE HER CAR AND FIRED.>>THERE WERE THREE MORE SHOTS. I — I’M PRETTY SURE THEY WERE FOR ME, BUT HE MISSED. HE MISSED US ENTIRELY.>>Reporter: ISAAC E EATON WAS ALSO CAUGHT IN THE CHAOS.>>IT WAS LIKE A WAR ZONE. ACCIDENTS, SLAMMING INTO EACH OTHER.>>Reporter: YESTERDAY HIS COMPANY’S TOW TRUCKS HELPED CLEAR CARS OFF THE ROAD. TODAY HE BUILT A TEXAS-SIZED ATTRIBUTE ALONG A HIGHWAY THAT’S NOW A MEMORIAL. AT LAST CHECK, A DOZEN SURVIVOR WERE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL, INCLUDING ONE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. WE HAVE ALSO LEARNED THE YOUNGEST VICTIM TO PASS AWAY IS 15-YEAR-OLD LAILA HERNANDEZ. RELATIVES SAYS HER OLDER BROTHER WAS ALSO SHOT AND IS STILL RECOVERING TONIGHT.>>SO UNFAIR. JOE FRYER, THANK YOU.>>>TODAY COINCIDENTAL NEW LAWS WENT INTO EFFECT IN TEXAS, MAKING IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO CARRY WEAPONS. GARRETT HAAKE ON THE CONTROVERSIAL NEW RULES.>>Reporter: IN HOUSES OF WORSHIP ACROSS TEXAS NOW, GUNS NOW WELCOME IN THE PEWS, UNLESS A CHURCH PUTS UP A NOTICE LIKE THIS ONE. AM I MORE SAFE IN YOUR CHURCH IF THE PERSON NEXT TO ME IS CARRYING?>>IN THIS CHURCH, YOU PROBABLY ARE.>>Reporter: A VIEW NOT SHARED BY EVERYONE.>>WE DON’T BELIEVE –>>Reporter: THE LAW WILL ALLOW FIRE TARMS TO BE STORED IN VEHICLES ON — BLOCK LANDLORDS FROM KEEPING TENANTS TO HAVE GUNS ON THEIR PROPERTY.>>THIS IS THE WRONG DIRECTION FOR US TO TAKE. IT’S GOING TO BE MEASURED IN THE LIVES LOST, NOW IN THE LIVES SAVED.>>Reporter: TEXAS REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR PUSHING BACK. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT THAT AND WONDER IF TEXAS IS GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION TO STOPPING MORE SHOOTINGS?>>SOME OF THESE LAWS WERE ENACTED FOR MAKING OUR COMMUNITY SAFER.>>Reporter: THE MASS SHOOTINGS SEEMING TO DO LITTLE TO SHAPE THE DEBATE.>>WE’RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, BILLS, IDEAS, CONCEPTS. IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG WHILE.>>Reporter: THE STATE WITH THE MOST REGISTERED GUNS NOW MAKING THESE MORE ACCESSIBLE AMID A DEBATE ABOUT HOW YET TO STOP MORE 1R50I8 VIOLENCE. GARRETT HAAKE, NBC NEWS, ODESSA, TEXAS.>>>OVERSEAS NEWS NOW. SOME OF THE MOST CHAOTIC DEMONSTRATIONS YET IN HONG KONG. PRO-DEMOCRACY GROUPS BLOCKED ACCESS TO THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TODAY, LEAVING TRAVELERS STRANDED. THAT FOLLOWS SATURDAY’S CLASHES WITH POLICE, WHICH INCLUDED SETTING BARRICADES ON FIRE.>>>POPE FRANCIS WAS LATE TO SUNDAY PRAYERS IN ST. PETER’S SQUARE TODAY. HE’S KNOWN FOR BEING PROMPT, SO THE CROWD WAS NATURALLY CONCERNED. WHEN HE FINALLY SHOWED UP, THE PONTIFF TOLD THEM HE GOT STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR FOR NEARLY HALF AN T, COMEDIAN KEVIN HART HOSPITALIZED TONIGHT AFTER HIS CAR VEERED OFF AN L.A.>>>THIS WEEK MILLIONS OF US WILL BE SENDING OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL, MANY PUTTING THEIR KIDS ON THE SCHOOL BUS. NEW VIDEOS SHOW JUST HOW OFTEN OTHER DRIVERS IGNORE THE STOP SIGNS WHEN A SCHOOL BUS IS PULLED OVER TO PICK UP KIDS, PUTTING CHILDREN AT RISK. IT HAPPENED MORE THAN 50,000 TIMES IN ONE COUNTY ALONE.>>Reporter: IT’S EVERY PARENT’S WORST NIGHT MAR AS HER MOTHER FILMS FROM ACROSS THE STREET. SHE STEPPED OFF THE BUS AFTER HER FIRST DAY IN KINDERGARTEN.>>NO, WAIT WAIT WAIT! STOP!>>Reporter: THIS KIND OF REQ HIS DRIVES, POLICE FORCES ARE TAKING ON NEW METHODS. MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN MARYLAND HAVE EQUIPMENT BUSES TO CATCH THESE DANGEROUS DRIVERS. THE JUST RELEASED VIDEOS SHOW NEAR MISSES AND ONE DIRECTION HIT. MIRACULOUSLY THE GIRL –>>IT’S A SELF-CENTERED ATTITUDE IS WHAT CAUSES PEOPLE TO COMMIT SUCH ACTS.>>Reporter: BACK IN FEBRUARY, AN OUTRAGEOUS INCIDENT IN BROOK RUN. AN BASEBALL DRIVER WEAVES ONTO THE SIDE WAKE. SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS REPORTED MORE THAN 95 THOSE ILLEGAL PASSINGS ON A SINGLE DAY. THAT’S AN ESTIMATED 17 MILLION VIOLATION ACROSS THE SCHOOL YEAR. ACROSS THE COUNTRY EVEN MORE STATES ARE PASSING LAWS TO ALLOW PLEES TO ISSUE CITATION BASED ON SCHOOL BUS CAMERAS.>>THEY CAMERAS ARE LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THERE’S AN ADDITIONAL PRESENCE.>>FROM MONTGOMERY, MARYLAND, THEY HAVE CITED MORE THAN 54,000 DRIVER FOR PUTTING SCHOOL CHILDREN AT RISK. MOLLY HUNTER, NBC NEWS.>>>ANOTHER DELAY FOR GETTING THE AMERICAN AIRLINES BOEING 737 MAX FLIGHTS BACK IN THE SKIES. IT WILL MEAN SOME 145 FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS PER DAY. THE PLANES HAVE BEEN GROUNDED SINCE MARCH. BOEING IS STILL WORKING ON FLIGHT CONTROL SOFTWARE FIXES. THE PLANE WILL BE OUT OF COMMISSION THROUGH EARLY DECEMBER.>>>A TEENAGE GIRL GOT THE SURPRISE OF HER LIFE YESTERDAY. 16-YEAR-OLD LILY JORDAN GOT A VISIT FROM A JONAS BROTHER. SHE’S A HUGE FAN OF THE GROUP, BUT SHE HAD TO MISS THEIR PENNSYLVANIA CONCERT BAAS SHE GOING THROUGH CANCER TREATMENT. SHE POSTED THAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND YOU SEE WHAT HAPPPOWERHOUSE PLAYES SHOW US THE TRUE MEANING OF SPORTSMANSHIP.>>IT’S AN EMOTIONAL NIGHT FOR EVERYBODY. A MASTER COURT AND LESSON FOR LIFE. BLAYNE ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS.>>>THAT IS SUPPORT. THAT’S “NIGHTLY NEWS” FOR THIS SUNDAY I’M KATE SNOW. FOR ALL OF US HERE AT NBC NEWS, HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

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