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>> a river of fire is burning out of control in southern california. but authorities do say there are signs of hope this morning. >> good morning, i'm brooke thomas. >> and i'm jim donovan. there are also brand new developments surrounding robbery allegations from the us swim team. but first, here's what you need to know to start your day in your morning minute. >> he had a gun, he cocked it. >> us swimmers in hot water. brazilian authority say lochte and three other swimmers lied about being robbed at gunpoint. >> two men were shot in south philadelphia. >> those two men are
recovering in the hospital. meanwhile, police are now tracking down the shooter and they do have some help. >> a former teacher, and a school custodian, are among 40 men arrested in massive crackdown on the killings buying of child sex abuse in new jersey. >> believe it or not, i regret it. >> the rare display of regret by donald trump. publicly admitted that he said the wrong thing in the past. >> bolt is still in front. here's bolt. he makes it look easy. bolt. >> i'm just thinking that same thing, he makes it look easy, like you think oh, i could do that, but probably can't. that's another gold medal of bolt from jamaica. >> today will go for his thirds gold in the men's four by 100-meter relay race. so katie, how is the weather going to be? it is the weekend, i'm
waiting, is it going to come soon? >> i would say it is looking a lot better down the road for all every us trying to get in our jog. maybe not quite going as fast as you see bolt regardless, this morning, it is a tad muggy, especially the further south you travel. but it is still a pretty nice start to the day. and overall, it looks like good start to the weekend, as a whole, with high pressure currently in place. so, not a drop of rain to be found here on storm scan. in the last three hours granted d but that's long since been little pocket of showers that's moved out to sea and fizzled as it has gone. left with some sunshine, will eventually be left with sunshine, once that sunrises, meanwhile, we're at 74 degrees currently at the airport, 73 trenton, and into the mid and upper 60s currently lehigh valley up to the poconos. around the region as a whole, we call it mostly sunny. there may be this spotty of spotty showers that pops up across, especially new jersey, so it is worth a mention, but it is definitely not anything that's going to mess with your outdoor plans if you have them. just don't be shock if you feel couple of raindrops, meanwhile the sun will shine,
pretty much everywhere else all day today, most of the of the resort towns, lower mid 80s, here in philly another hot one for you. 90 degrees, the high, now, coming up, there are showers and thunderstorms, some of them heavy. that will have to track. we will do just that, a bit later in the broadcast, meisha, a we send it to you. >> great to have that sun on a friday, thanks so much, katie. looking outside right now in new jersey, 42 freeway northbound at creek road approach 295 what you are looking at, first look at new jersey by the way this morning, actually looking pretty good. i will say we're heating up little bit. you can see how much vehicles are out there. also guys, overturned vehicle here, the schuylkill eastbound, this is near spring garden, that left lane compromised, a lot of flashing light, and yes indeed, this will absolutely slow you down even though it is 5:30 on friday morning which is i would say usually pretty docile, pretty quiet. now right now this will slow you down, so heads up for those every you just headed out the doorway on your friday morning commute. this on the schuylkill eastbound at spring garden will most certainly slow you down like i said. ninety-five north off ramp to
girard, is probably just clearing now, clear, or closed, until 5:00 a.m. kind of lingered over the 5:00 p.m. marker. looks now that might be clearing. let's gave you an update on this accident in glasco, happened around 2:00 a.m., involving tractor-trailer and vehicle, few people transported to the hospital, or were transported that is, route 89 of southbound route 40 the intersection now blocked for awhile, all lanes were blocked, then one lane getting by, now the intersection blocked. a lot of going on here as they clean up and get that investigation underway, and all wrapped up, just so you know. that will also construction delaware for those every you in and around that area, 495 95 southbound, terminal avenue, dupont, two lanes block until 6:00 a.m. jan, brooke, over to you. >> thanks, meisha. new development this morning in the ryan lochte robbery scandal in rio. >> now, this information is just coming into our news room, lochte's teammate, and the only swimmer in brazil, reached a septemberment with authorities. feigen's attorney said his client will pay $10,000 to leave the country today. meantime two other teammate,
gunnar bentz and conger are on their way back to the u.s. their robbery story is not true. they say this surveillance video shows the swimmers being couldn't fronted by security after vandalizing gas station bathroom. in other news, fire officials are calling it one of the worse wild fires they've ever seen. >> huge wilds fire burning east of los angeles has already destroyed number every homes, but there is some good news to report this morning. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch is live in the cbs-3 sat center to tell us how fire crews are making progress, justin? >> reporter: brooke, jim, good morning. there is some relief out west, as firefighters say they're beginning an upper hand. the blue cut fire now reported to be 22% contained, that up from 4%, and firefighters also say that many who live in the fire path are refuse to go evacuate, which is complicating their response effort. >> some 60 miles east of los angeles, a relentless air assault on a tenacious fire leaving tens every thousands of homes and resident under
evacuation warnings. drop after drop of fire retardant, but still, those flames flicker back. on the ground, the percent cyst tent fire fight is underway. soaking hot spots, where embers could spark another break-out blaze. this fire, so swift, and so severe, that even firefighters are sheltering in place alongside neighbors. >> some of whom have been loath today leave. >> the pace, that this fire showed, something i've never seen, and i know many in this county, anybody that i have talked to in this county haven't seen. >> after five years of drought, california has weather streak every fires, all destructive, some deadly. the blue cut fire ripped through dessert towns, leaving neighbors only minutes to escape. hundreds of large animals were rescued and broad to evacuation shelters, this man searching for his horse. >> the home could be replaced. but not human life or an animal that you like. >> in the fire zone, this trio
found taking advantage of the vulnerable, caught red handed by police, trying to load looted belongings from evacuated homes. >> i am so thankful that they got caught. i really appreciate that the officers were able to do that. >> there are glimpse cents of routine returning, truck back on the interstate 15, the main highway, linking l a and las vegas, the fire has cost the areas projected million dollars a day, in economic losses. >> and the blue cut fire has charred roughly 36,000 acres in california, left numerous structures damaged, and many more in danger. it is one of four wild fires now burning in california with another reported breaking out in santa barbara just yesterday afternoon. brooke, jim, back into you. >> thanks, justin. >> well, republican presidential candidate, donald trump, plans to tour flood ravaged louisianna today. meanwhile, people are beginning the long and difficult process of cleaning up. water is still high in some areas, and some people can only reach their homes by
boat. some 40,000 homes have been damaged by the high water. >> well, the time now 5:38. in business news this morning, how travelers are getting their best raps. >> latest company hit by hackers, money watcher jill wagner joins us liver from the new york stock exchange, jill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eddie because says its stores hit by hackers between january 2nd and july 17th, it found malware in it payment systems, hackers access to credit card info, on line was not involved. >> fifty deals for 50 hours, look for discount from everything from mack books to tv's and appliances, best buy over first store in minnesota, 1966. and here is the new way to get some sleep while traveling. forget the neck pillow. how about head hammock? nod pod, designed to recreate how you sleep in your bed with your head at 90 degrees angle. >> interesting.
>> thank you so much, jill. well, if you are in the pittsburgh area, and you need uber, you may jump into a car with no driver. >> that's because ooh letter start using self-driving cars soon. now, the company has already been testing the cars in pittsburgh for awhile now, but they haven't actually driven people around in them before. >> self-driving car. >> oh, awesome. >> self-driving car. >> okay? >> would you ride in it? >> after probably about a few month of people actually doing it, and not dying. >> self-driving cars will be an option people can pick, and if they do, their ride is free. now, there will be someone in the driver seat too ready to take over if needed. wait until you see this. thousands of people went to dinner en blanc. >> it was a sea every white along the ben franklin parkway, for the pop up picnic. chopper three was over the art museum last night, folks dress in the their best white attire, flooding the streets, surrounding the art museum
steps. participant bringing their own tables, chairs, food and wine. one couple marked the evening in a very special way. they got engaged. the night ended with live music and dancing under the stars. >> well, still ahead, one of hollywood's all time classics gets a make-over. we'll go behind the scenes of ben-hur. >> also ahead, amber her got a big settlement in her divorce from johnny dep, now making good on her promise to donate the cash. we'll tell you where the money is going. >> and a live look for our center city cameras. it will be a hot day today. we could see some storms this weekend, but katie has some great, great, great news, about next week, don't miss her forecast when we come right back.
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>> acli will use the money to help stop violence against women, something the actress said she is passionate about, donating her settlement. the rest of the mondayly go to the children's hospital of los angeles, she had accused johnny dep accused of abuse, came to settle one day scheduled to appear in court. >> got to tell you guns n' roses are home. >> the band performed the first of two concert, at
dodgers stadium last night. it has been 23 years, since the g and r played their hometown. and good news for metallica fans. the bands is releasing its first new albumn in nearly a decade. called hard wire to self destruct. and it is scheduled for release november 18th. the recording will be released on variety of formats including vinyl. less versions of the albumn will also be available. metallica last albumn in 2008. got to tell you one of holly weed's biggest films back in the box office today. ben-hur is getting a remake, that's not the only movie opening today. here's kevin frazier from entertainment tonight with a preview. >> this week the classic epic ben-hur get update with one of the most realistic chariot races ever put on screen, matthew mcconaughey, charlie, got young boy on incredible journey in the stock motion adventure, kubo and the two strange. >> i don't understanded what's happening. >> beginning of your store. >> i kubo and the two strange tells the tail every young boy
who must go on magical journey stop evil spirit threaten his village. monkey, and beatle, voiced by matthew mcconaughey, both make dollars animated debut in the story. >> this adventure is my destin. >> i really really nice to find something that my children could actually see since they would be, have to be, at least 52 to see any of my work. >> this story is a happy ending. >> there was a way. >> and in ben had your, jack houston played slave turned chariot, the brother that betrayed him, face-off against him in the infamous chariot race. the epic scene took two weeks to shoot, go pro's were hidden in the sands. microphones were attached to the horses, to capture the sound of pounding hoofs and the actor's brave the
charriots themselves. >> i mean, no suspension, everything that hits, you feel everything. the whole thing is shaking like crazy. >> should have stayed away. >> you should have killed me. >> ill. >> for entertainment tonight, kevin frazier, now, back to you in the studio. >> get the latest news from hollywood. watch entertainment tonight week nights at 7:00 right here on cbs-3. >> got to tell you, the ladies at cbs-3 "eyewitness news" flooded our hallways yesterday, okay, when some soap stars stopped by. some of our amazing morning show producers even came back to work for a second time to see actors doug davidson and steve burton of the young and the restless. they're huge fans, and these guys were so nice and so friendly, they met everyone, took selfies, signed autographs, the young and the restless addressing its 1,000 episode. two actors in town to make dreams come true during special casting call at sugarhouse casino. thousands of aspiring local actors got the chance to be
featured on one of the 2cbs soap operas, of course the bold and the beautiful and the young and the restless. don't forget you can watch the soaps on cbs-3 right after "eyewitness news" at noon, and here's update. village cracked the case. he found the missing diary pages, and adam may be leaving jail soon. >> casting call yesterday, and those are diehard fans. >> seriously. >> lined up all the way to the parking garage. >> i would say soap stars have the biggest fans. and i don't think people know that. >> they do. >> absolutely. >> my grandmom used to babysit me when i was a we to the tot. the guiding light like always on. every day, guiding light. without fail. >> that was her store. >> i folding the lawn bring to it, making lunch to it. >> and you get hook, too? >> of course do you. >> and we had a lot of our loyal news watchers were there yesterday. i told a woman i would wing at them, this is for you ladies, individual wing. >> that's a god wing. >> i thought you had a tick going on.
>> folks as we switch gears here, it is friday, and of course that's exciting day for us in the weather department. we get to invite people in, and our weather watchers get to be a part of the broadcast. and this morning, john jenkins joining us here from perkasie, pa. yeah, we give him round every applause. and here is a fun fact. it is his birthday. it worked out so well. so, we're so happy that he's here, he will be helping us out with the broadcast this morning, helping us to produce, and he did make a long hike after full hour even in the light traffic to get down here to see us. so really thrilled to have him in house. that said the rest of the eyewitness weather watchers are also up and adam this morning, bridging in some really pretty pictures to us here, too. now, we had full moon yesterday. it still likes look full, starting to wayne, just absolutely stunning shot though. this was taken at about 5:00 this morning from our boy phil. let's look, though, at allen's shot. he sent this in. completely calm. it is his weather station, no movement on that at all. so, you know, we have that very calm winds out there. and also, yet to see the
sunrise just yet, so pretty much either the moonlight or the street lamps that are brightening up for us to see route 528. this picture came in from ed connor this morning, also look to some of the wind speeds coming in, again, not impressive at all. not going to in the it is terribly breezy outside really anywhere. but the strongest winds speed that we found came in from middletown, where jason is reporting whopping 6 miles per hour out of the northwest. it sort of is happen adder adder wind flow. a lot of spot just whopping goose egg, of a winds speed. so it really again is very calm start to the day. thank high pressure for, that that's still in place for us right now, paying just a brief visit however, as it tries to build down, we eventually ends up with another system pushing in from the west, will help moisten up the atmosphere by tomorrow, eventually deal with heavier showers, thunderstorms, come sunday. so in the meantime, pollen levers are climbing, until we see that front pass through. so, if you have plans to mow
the grass this weekend, i'm trying to get it done saturday first and for most, looks like the drier of the two days, but you are dealing with pretty vicious sneezing if not red which your allergy medications, though, a letter i can to grass, keep that in mind. meanwhile hitting the beach good day. 82 degrees, uv index up there, but the water temperature starting rebounds little bit too. rip countries being nice and low, swim near the guards, always want to do that. looking forward upper 80s continue this weekend, again, stray shower or thunderstorm could pop up tomorrow. but, key word, stray there. sunday is the day that really starts to moisten up, not just heavy downpours, thunderstorms also develop. then that front clears the coast. and i mean, meisha, a four day stretch here of gorgeous weather, not just sunny and cooler, but low humidity, and that's the key, right? >> yes, this is what people wait all year for, katie, that kind of weather. thank you so much. because i'm not going to, take a look at this behind me, not good, guys, not good. we have overturned vehicle here, schuylkill ear near spring garden. all lanes are temporarily
blocked right now. all of them. so if you are at stand still, let's just take peak at a back up. yikes. this is going to hurt you little bit on a friday morning, especially a lot of people running out the door kind of last minute on a friday. usually road ways little more open than what we typically see monday through thursday. soap, this is really going to slow you down, schuylkill eastbound near spring garden all lanes blocked, your back up at montgomery drive. a lot of people kind of getting off on mlk drive, still slow now, because so many people are getting off there. big heads up. if you can avoid this area, right now, you certainly want tonight i'll let you know as soon as it clears, or let you know as soon as lane or two is getting by. but right now if you are moving in on this on a friday just driving upright there, and you are stopping, and there is nothing that you can do about it, unless you're lucky enough to be close to mlk drive. also construction, turnpike, between valley forge and downingtown, that has just been cleared. but, speaking of the turnpike, let's judge right to the disable vehicle, va turnpike westbound past ft. washington that center lane is blocked,
starting to heat up, just ever so slightly on the pa turnpike, also the accident in glasco delaware we have been talking about all morning on route 896, i'm going to get to that in just a moment, but quick preview on that, well, maybe it might be the next one, either way, i'm going to be talking about that coming up in about ten minute, brooke, jim, over to you. >> still ahead, making a young boy's wish come true. >> some new york city police office remembers sending this seven year old to disney. that is not all they're doing for him. we'll tell you how they are area working to help his future, too. we'll be right back.
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>> an opportunity to go to disney worlds with his mother, he'll never have an opportunity to go to disney world with his father, so we did what we can to be that secondary family for him. >> now the officers also put $5,000 into a college fund for tyrone, and they say they'll continue to raise money, and support him. >> i think that's that's so -- wow. >> coming up on cbs-3 "eyewitness news", new development in the ryan lochte scandal in rio. >> plus, finds out where to take a ride on water tax toy play mini golf with a water view. and there is more. meisha is taking us on another dream drive next.
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19th, but it is just still friday, so i'm happy. good morning, everyone, i'm jim donovan. >> hey there, i'm brooke thomas. it is friday and we are happy. katie and meisha are keeping an eye on things. >> hours to go, and it will feel like a long one in the world of travel. i can tell you that much right now. we have a bad accident on the schuylkill eastbound, right now, blocking all lanes, if there is one road that you never want to block, highway, it is the schuylkill, we don't want to block it, all lanes block, i'll come to that in just a bit. >> at least the weather not going to mess with you. say for sun glare, when the sun does come. we could see spotty shower today through interior southern new jersey, throw out as a mention, but at least quiet. we will take a look at storm scan in just a second here, but quickly talking daylight. sun officially rises 6:17. so in just he can actually 17 minutes from now, you will see that sunrise, and it promises to be beautiful one. so if you are listening to us watching us right now and about ready to hit the road, you know, later this morning, if you are headed eastbound, you may