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well, the party is over, now it's time to get down to business. that's all right, it was an incredible opening ceremonies, the 2016 rio olympic games officially begin today with athletes competing for a chance to go for the gold. the fbi targets a powerful union boss and a philadelphia city councilman, a live report on the investigation is straight
ahead. and railing collapse, at least a dozen people hurt during a snoop dogg, wiz khalifa concert in camden. we'll explain coming up. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today, i'm rosemary connors. it's just after 6:00 on this saturday. we will get to those stories in just a moment but first let's take a live look outside at boathouse row. not looking to bad out there but we know we have changes on the way in the forecast. let's get more from nbc 10 first alert meteorologist krystal klei. >> things look okay this morning, a few spot showers around our region, but later today just toss the umbrella in themañ car as you head out the r because you might need it if you are out and about 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., that's when that possibility of showers picks up. before that hot and humid. if you want to get outside for the run now is the time to do it. we are at 77 in philadelphia, 74
trenton and 75 vineland. right now allentown also in the mid 70s, lower 70s for coatesville and mid 70s out of atlantic city. already you can feel that humidity out there and if you check the bottom of your screen those seven day forecasts rolling for you. some of us in the 90s this afternoon. that line of thunderstorms not yet in our neck of the woods, but we do have very light spots of showers, maybe you will get so the sprinkles in parts of the suburbs and dropping into parts of new jersey here, a pocket of heavier rain is also falling right along parts of the jersey shore. what we see here is cape may up through atlantic city a period of moderate steady rain but that's moving out quickly as well. it's this afternoon we are focused on the possibility of stronger thunderstorms. we will check on those chances and if sunday looks any better in just a bit. you know what that music
means, the olympics in rio. here is a live look at the olympic flame casting its glow on rio de janeiro. a brazilian marathon runner used the torch to light the cauldron before it was raised to the top of maracana stadium last night. it was during the opening ceremony on nbc 10 that brazil showed off its past, present and future in a dazzling spectacle. the largest group of athletes to march in the parade of nations team u.s.a. certainly ready to go for the gold. nbc olympic correspondent jennifer bourque listen reports. >> reporter: for the first time ever the summer games opened to a south american beat. brazil shining in the olympic spotlight sharing its traditions and history with the world. >> they've done a great job for the olympics. >> reporter: supermodel gisele bundchen providing the style and brace. this marathoner lighting the cauldron to open the 2016 rio games. for team u.s.a. led by flag
bearer michael phelps. >> being my fifth olympics it's an honor and dream come true. >> that dream quickly shifts to reality. women's a basketball, women's soccer and gymnastics, beach volleyball and tennis are part of the action later today as americans begin their quest for gold in hf that was jennifer burk listen reporting. quite a few watch parties for the opening ceremony. the family of sprinter english gardner invited nbc 10 to their party although the voorhees native doesn't compete in track and field until next week her family is thrilled that the olympic games have begun. >> it's been amazing and it's really surreal for us to be here right now. >> it's amazing to her her live out her dreams. >> the gardeners will join english in rio in a few days. coming up later this evening we will show you how english overcame a career threatening
injury to become our nations fastest woman during our going for gold special that airs tonight at 7:00. this morning in rio the action includes rowing with athletes from philadelphia and montgomery county entering the first heat. later today is the equestrian competition with boyd martin and phillip dutton. also carli lloyd leads the women's soccer team against france as the american squad tries for its second win at the olympics. at 7:30 this evening it's the olympic zone as we follow the games and profile more local athletes in rio. you can watch the olympic zone right after our special going for gold. again, starts at 7:00 and then 7:30 right here on nbc 10. the investigation is just beginning after the fbi searched nine properties connected to a powerful union boss and a philadelphia city councilman. nbc 10's monique braxton is live just outside the u.s. attorney's
office in center city with more on the fbi raids related to john dougherty and councilman bobby hen henon. >> reporter: come monday morning the u.s. attorney's office will be ground zero for the investigation. this is where federal attorneys will begin combing over documents confiscated. john dougherty also known as johnny doc proclaimed all is good after agents raided two properties lind to him and his family. early yesterday morning at the same time the council office of bobby henon was also raided. henon has been a long time employee of the union. now, at both locations boxes carried into a rented truck included labels for tax records and payroll information. dougherty said he has been under scrutiny before and nothing ever came of it. >> nothing in my house has changed in ten years, i'm the most vetted guy in philadelphia you know that. i've been under scrutiny my whole life, i don't understand
why, maybe it's because i win too much. >> reporter: we reached out to philadelphia mayor jim kinney and his staff for comment about dougherty, a long-time friend, they grew up together and political supporter. kinney told us he didn't have any information and he declined comment. now, dougherty and henon have not been subpoenaed nor do we know if and when either of them will appear here before a judge at the federal courthouse. we will be on top of the investigation. live for now in center city, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. there are no charges filed in connection with yesterday's fbi raids. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage of this. also you can read more about john dougherty on the nbc 10 app. now to a story we first told you about as breaking news last night at 11:00. take a look at this video of a fence collapse during a concert in camden. more than a dozen people were
hurt when the fence came down during the snoop dogg wiz khalifa show at the bb&t center. medics transported the injured concert goers to the hospital. sky force 10 was just overhead. you can see medical personnel tending to some of the injured and you can also see where the fence once stood. it separates that lawn area from the walkway where the seats are under cover just about six feet below. 6:08 on this saturday morning. an 18-year-old unarmed man shot by chicago police coming up why the young man's family is calling the shooting an execution after seeing the body cam and dash cam videos. another atlantic city casino is saying good buy, the trump taj mahal is closing we will tell you why the owner is blaming the employees for the shut down. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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outside, wilmington, delaware, the clouds hanging overhead, here is what we're expecting, a mixed bag for your saturday. clouds start your morning, some of us already seeing showers, in fact, what you're looking at right now is where some of those showers are moving through. along the delaware beaches we did have light rain, you do see just clipping to the east of dover and spots near cape may up through to atlantic city, these showers will move off, we should see a bit of a break in clouds, a mix of sun/clouds, 10:00 to early afternoon. later afternoon the potential for thunderstorms rolls in. from core bet city through dennis, ocean city creeping near egg harbor and atlantic city that light to moderate steady rain, oranges a period of heavier rain but moving quickly out. these storms will move out, we get a break and it's round two of those storms. they're talking heat, humidity
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she will have details coming up in the first alert neighborhood forecast. if you are heading out you may want to go over to the camden waterfront. they are inviting families to enjoy a day of fishing. 50 boats launching from wig begins waterfront park. the rain should hold off until later today. they will teach kids how to fish. there will be carnival games, music and food vendors. they hope it will encourage kids to get outside and try fishing. also today the black star film festival will premiere a movie called the great my grags project a city transformed. it details how the movement of african-americans changed philadelphia, america and the world. the film will be shown at the international house on chestnut street and university city at 5:30. beginning today outside your neighborhood forecast, temperatures across the map
mostly in the 70s. 75 south jersey, delaware as well, we have had some spot showers moving through there along the shore. 77 in philadelphia and the lehigh valley at 73. currently the shore sitting at 76 and if we look at some of your shore neighborhoods temperatures are mostly in the mid 70s. cape may courthouse 74 degrees, mays landing at 74 and ocean city at 76 degrees. these temperatures going to bump up into those 80s. right now it's moderated because of the fact we do have some showers rolling through that area. the wide view for us shows that it's not a lot of activity over our region. in fact, most of us just dealing with clouds out there. then you look farther to the west. that's where that line of storms is starting to build, thicker cloud coverage and a front that will head our direction. that's going to bring us stronger storms later today. right now take a closer look in around trenton, dropping down to parts of east of philadelphia
hopping over the delaware and near wilmington very light rain moving through, some of that may not be making it to the ground at this point. then on our radar satellite closer look ocean city a bit heavier rain through dennis townsh township. the showers will move out quickly through your morning hours. should see still the heat and a humid afternoon for us before the next round of scattered thunderstorms move through. let's talk about it. hot and humid, one of two stories for today. here in philadelphia by the afternoon temperatures should peak in the low 90s officially, but the red line, your feel like temperatures, upper 90s, close to triple digits. it's going to feel very hot out there meaning that on top of the fact you need to throw the umbrella in, make sure you are carrying a bottle of party as well if you have afternoon plans. we have the possibility of thunderstorms popping up. nearly nonexistent tomorrow you see on the maps here. allentown through philadelphia, dover, atlantic city all looking
at scattered potential today. then we take a break from your sunday through tuesday, wednesday chances will start to build back up although it's looking like late wednesday into thursday is really the focus of those chances. for your forecast along the shore today, big a teen 84 on your saturday with thunderstorms popping up. sunday looks better for the shore, 86 degrees, plenty of sunshine. wildwood at 85 degrees today, staying in the mid 80s but the sunday forecast looking better than the thunderstorm potential for today. and in cape may we are at 87 today, sunday at 86 degrees for that forecast temperature. looking at your ten day on 10, 92 is the official for today we are forecasting. a slight drop on your sunday to 89 degrees with the sunshine. we stay in the 80s, monday, tuesday, wednesday as well, looks good through mid workweek. then thursday into friday and right into your next weekend we see those 80s accompanied with
thunderstorms. a man who was supposed to be helping children is now accused of sexual assaulting one of them and police are concerned that there could be more victims across our area. i will have those details coming up. republican presidential nominee donald trump is now throwing his support behind gop candidates he wouldn't endorse for reelection. we will tell you what he says is behind his change of heart.
in montgomery county a gymnastics instructor is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl. the victim told police that daniel erb sexual assaulted her multiple times from the age of 8 to 11. a source with knowledge of the investigation says erb spent time training children at half a dozen gyms across the area. most recently he was at tumble kids gymnastics in wyndmoor. >> very shocking and kind of frightening when you hear that. you know, your children are going here so it makes you feel very uncomfortable. >> a judge has set bail at half
a million dollars. erb is being held at the montgomery county correctional facility. prosecutors are asking anybody with information about any other possible victims to come forward. the mayor of fairfax, virginia, is under arrest this morning accused of trading drugs for sex. authorities say richard silverhorn used a gay website to find partners and offer them meth amphetamines in exchange for sex. police arrested him thursday night. silverhorn faces a list of drug charges. police have busted two of his alleged meth suppliers. a new poll shows most young adults support stronger gun policies. nine in ten say they support criminal background checks for all gun sales and stiffer penalties for violating gun laws. the attorney for the family of an 18-year-old man killed by chicago police says new video of the shooting is, quote, beyond
horrific. nbc's phil rogers shows us the moments just before and after the shooting and we do want to warn you you may find this video disturbing. >> reporter: when we first pick up the videos we see the view from at least three cars, either pursuing or searching for the car stolen earlier in the day by 18-year-old paul o'neal. stop right there and watch again. investigators were shocked when they saw that officer firing at a moving car with his partner standing directly in the line of fire. and the partner does exactly the same thing with the first officer directly in front of him as he fires, but that's not all. look there in the distance, another chicago police squad car directly in the line of fire as they shoot at the fleeing o'neal. that car smashes head-on into the suspect's car.
but it is those officers who pursue o'neal into a nearby yard and at least five shots are heard. one of those shots hits o'neal in the lower back. the officers clearly thought their colleagues shots were being fired from inside o'neal's car and they talked about that in the minutes following the fatal shooting. >> i know the shots were coming at us when the car was coming at us. >> reporter: the attorney for o'neal's family referred to the shooting as an execution. >> it is who are richk, it is tragic that these police officers did what they did and took their street justice in their own hands. >> reporter: on the tapes we hear what appears to be the officers who fired the fatal shots worrying about what is about to happen. >> look, man, i don't want nothing to happen to that [ bleep ] guy, dude. the way things are going, man, i'm going to [ bleep ] be crucified, bro.
>> that was nbc's fill rogers reporting. three officers were fired last week as a result of that shooting. o'neal's family has filed a wrongful death suit in federal court. 6:26 on this saturday. the fbi raids nine properties across philadelphia and south jersey connected to a prominent union leader and a city councilman. monique braxton is live with the details this morning. >> reporter: hi, rosemary, dozens of boxes confiscated in those raids are here at the u.s. attorney's office. we will tell you the next step in the investigation after the break. and taking a live look outside philadelphia out at center city you see the clouds hanging overhead, but we do see the potential for those clouds to produce rain later today. we will talk more about those chances coming up.
philadelphia's city council this morning. we are live with the latest in the investigation that netted boxes of evidence and computers after fbi raids all across the area. donald trump makes an about face when it comes to paul ryan. what trump is doing to bring the republican party together. she swam for her life, now she will swim in rio. coming up we will have the story of one olympian's remarkable tale ofd.7ao survival. good morning. welcome back to nbc 10 news "today." thanks for being with us, i'm rosemary connors, it's just before 6:30 on this saturday. let's get right to meteorologist krystal klei, she's tracking some changes in our neighborhood weather. >> might need the umbrella later today. that's what we're looking at but also hot and humid. we have it all for your saturday. showers in a line out to our west will be making their way to us later this afternoon.
right now already we have spotty activity moving through. clouds blanket much of us. if we look closer in to parts of new jersey what we're seeing is from aboutçpz pemberton through. laurel we are looking at some of those light showers moving through, nothing terribly heavy at this point and some of that rain might not be making it to the ground. you have the rain that falls in the upper level and sometimes doesn't make it to the surface when you see that light green on radar. so this is spotty sprinkles out there. then you drop down to the shore from cape may up through atlantic city this rain is certainly making it to the ground, most of it is more light moderate, the yellow indicating pockets of heavier rain moving along pretty quickly out there. those spotty showers will continue this morning and start breaking apart in the next couple hours. then we get a break before the thunderstorm potential later today. 77 by 10:00 a.m., 81 and upper 80s, low 90s in you are your
afternoon. we will check in on that with your future cast model in a bit. a top union boss and a city councilman are the targets of fbi raids conducted across philadelphia and south jersey. now the question is what's next if anything? nbc 10's monique braxton is live outside the u.s. attorney's office in center city with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the boxes we saw being hauled away from nine different locations yesterday are now here at the u.s. attorney's office as part of the evidence. monday morning attorneys will begin combing over documents in those boxes. now, our camera captured the surprise seizure of documents and computers placed on trucks outside homesé#owned by ibew union boss john dougherty and his sister in south philadelphia. we also saw the fbi remove boxes of financial papers from the electrical union's office in spring garden.
federal agents accompanied by state police moved in in a similar fashion at the office of councilman bobby henon, long time employee of the electrical union. last month philadelphia magazine reported union spokesperson frank keel was no longer the pr guy, but he was back on the job at johnny doc's side after friday's seizure. >> allegations of financial impropriety is somewhat puzzling because ibew local 98 is subject to multiple audits throughout the year and multiple levels of scrutiny. >> reporter: dougherty has been a political supporter and childhood friend of mayor kenny. he declined comment citing he didn't have any information. across the river sky force 10 captured a search under way in camden county. police in pine hill tell us they helped serve warrants for tax records at the mjk electric
offices. we also saw several firearms removed. now, back out here live outside the federal courthouse dougherty and henon have not been charged and we have not gotten word from the u.s. attorney's office if either one of them will appear before a federal judge. live in center city, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> we should mention there are no charges filed in connection with yesterday's fbi raids. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage of this. also you can read more on our website and on the nbc 10 app. new this morning, pennsylvania state police are investigating an incident after they say a man ran from a traffic stop in montgomery county. troopers stopped this u-haul truck in the parking lot of joe's crab shack. the officers tase erred the driver when he ran away. during the struggle the man lost consciousness.
this morning at the at the hospital being treated. pennsylvania supreme court has cleared the way for jury selection to begin with the case against state attorney general kathleen kaine. lawyers for kaine have argued that the grand jury who investigated kaine was unlawful and unconstitutional. kaine is accused of leaking secret grand jury material from a separate case and then lying about it under oath. her trial begins on monday. this morning we have some more details about that malfunctioning elevator incident inside philadelphia's criminal justice center. this weekend crews will be testing all of the elevators at the cjc, officials will then decide on sunday whether to open on monday. sheriff's deputy sergeant paul owens was in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery. he was hurt when an elevator went through the ceiling of the elevator shaft. beverley smith whom you see right there, she is a clerk at the cjc was also injured but
released from the hospital the same day she went in. we now know the closing date for the trump taj mahal in atlantic city. according to warning notices filed with the state the casino will shut down on october 10th. the owner blamed striking workers for the closure. housekeepers have been on strike for more than a month. a total of 3,000 employees will lose their jobs once the casino closes. now to our decision 2016 coverage. republican presidential nominee donald trump seems to be striking a tone of party unity. last night he formally endorsed house speaker paul ryan and arizona senator john mccain in their reelection bids. at that rally in wisconsin trump said the gop needs to unite. he also said that as president he will need a republican house and senate to help make all the changes he wants to happen. trump also continued his attack on democratic rival hillary
clinton by describing her this way. >> in one way she's monster. okay? look at what happened. look at her history. in another way she's a weak person. >> tonight trump has a campaign event in new hampshire. that's where the polls show him trailing clinton by double digits. hillary clinton is trying again to clarify her comments about her e-mail controversy. speaking to a conference of black and hispanic journalists in washington yesterday, clintot told the crowd that fbi director james comey said she was truthful in her statements to investigators about her private server and the use of classified messages. clinton added that her statements were consistent with what she's been saying publicly. ♪ the wait is over, the 2016 rio olympic games have arrived.
all of the athletes who made it to rio have an imp i have sieve story to tell but for one young woman the woman of the first refugee team it's a remarkable story of survival and perseverance as kelly cobiella explains, making it to rio marks the end of a journey that began in a country consumed by war. >> reporter: it's not water izra feels most at peace. >> when i am in the water i forget about everything. >> one of syria's stars on the pool she competed on the world stage at 14 but now 18 she never imagined she would be swimming for her life. as her country crumbled around her. >> this is my sister. >> reporter: last august isra and her sister fled with plans to join her father who left
syria earlier. isra and her sister escaped dee mass can you say, made it to lebanon, then turkey. halfway to greece their overcrowded boat started to sink. isra and her sister swam. >> you swam for three hours and all that time you weren't afraid. >> i were of course. i were afraid, but fear will not help me. i had to try. >> try to survive the frigid and choppy sea where thousands of desperate refugees before them lost their lives. they made it to less bows across mountains in macedonia, through police crackdowns in serbia, over the border into hungary and finally through austria to germany. >> i am now in munich. >> are you happy now? >> yeah, finally. >> it took 25 days. the war took two crucial years
out of her training. a new coach is showing her the ropes. working on her strength and speed and she has taught him something, too. >> this girl changed my way of thinking about competitive sports and about life, too. >> reporter: and now against all odds isra has a shot at her olympic dream, making history on a small team of refugee athletes competing under the olympic flag. >> i am going to the olympics. >> reporter: her father a former swim instructor has been by her side since her first stroke. >> did you ever think that it was possible? >> yes. it's a dream. >> it's a dream. >> a dream. >> i'm the face of a lot of people who suffered and i hope i can give the people hope, inspire them that you canl
>> reporter: words to live by from one young woman who never gave up. kelly cobiella, nbc news, berlin. here is a live look at the olympic flame burning in rio de janeiro. a brazilian marathon runner used the olympic torch to light the cauldron before it was raised to the top of maracana stadium in last night's opening ceremony. we will be back in two minutes with your neighborhood forecast. we made it for you. like this favorite...salmon with tomatoes and capers. made fresh, every day. it's ready to cook. just pop it in the oven and put it on your plate. no prep. no cleanup. delicious, fresh, easy. wegmans ez meals.
we are at 76 in philadelphia and the suburbs lower 70s. we do have spotlight rain that's moved through the suburbs and kind of over the delaware river where we do see light showers into parts of new jersey as well. lehigh valley 73 degrees and mid 70s in delaware. let's hop to those planners for you. as you move throughout the day this is what to expect. we're looking at a mix of sun and clouds out there, especially with the clouds starting to break around 10:00 a.m. upper 80s to low 90s for highs with spot thunderstorms midday, that's going to be the case in the suburbs as well with 84 by 1:00 p.m. you see in the lehigh valley we stay more around the mid to upper 80s. delaware 1:00 p.m. 87 degrees, low 90s there. feel like temperatures are closer to the upper 90s or even around 100. in new jersey mid 80s by 1:00 and same for the shore where we see those lower to mid 80s for temperatures with feel likes a bit higher. hot and humid then the showers
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6:46 right now on this saturday. here is a live look over center city. you can see those clouds starting to roll in and we are tracking some storms for this saturday. meteorologist krystal klei tells us that most likely that's going to happen a little bit later on this afternoon so keep those umbrellas handy. a pennsylvania couple is
facing drug charges in morning after their ten-year-old son turned them into police. police in york county say the boy called 911 last weekend after he found sir rings at his home while his parents were away. investigators say a search turned up packets of heroin, a crack cocaine pipe and other drug related items. police arrested the parents. a neighbor called the boy brave for what he did. >> can you imagine what he was going through in order to turn your own parents in? he must have been living in horrific conditions. >> the parents are out on bail. they will also face child endangerment charges at an upcoming hearing. in the meantime child services is caring for the boy. now to news overseas, a fire at a bar in northern france killed at least 13 people and injured six others. take a look. police say the fire started during a birthday party last night. according to a local newspaper the ceiling ignited when the candles were lit. a judicial inquiry has been
opened to determine the official cause of the blaze. new amateur video posted online appears to show scenes of destruction following air strikes in syria, buildings in aleppo were reduced to rubble yesterday including what was believed to be a school for boys. a human rights group also says a family was killed when their home was hit during the russian air strikes. more video appears to show large clouds of smoke coming from two towns. and we're going to begin by taking a look at your radar and satellite. what you see is spots of green picking up on the map, not a lot of rain out there this morning, it's later this afternoon the potential gets a bit stronger in areas but we do have some storms to track out there. parts of new jersey into philadelphia most of it very light to maybe moderate rain at best, that's the deeper green near gloucester, but mt. laurel light rain, pemberton spotty out
there, sprinkles at best this morning, but if you are heading out early toss the umbrella in the car if you want to get in a morning run you still can. this is going to be the best time for you because it does get quite hot and humid as we move through your afternoon. we drop down along the shore. all morning long we have been tracking storm cells moving through. a little more strength here. the red/orange is where we have heavier rain but most of that is moving off the shore. we have that next round of light to moderate rain that's moving in as we speak around delaware bay moving over and into parts of south jersey and the shore. spotty showers this morning if you are a little farther south into parts of new jersey. your hour by hour is going to show us later today the timing of those potential thunderstorms. clouds out there this morning, it's not doing a great job of showing us the current rain but that is in play. that's going to move off and i expect we will see a little break in clouds, some sun/cloud mix 1:30 in the afternoon. allentown, harrisburg we are starting to see light to
moderate showers, that line starts to drop into town by 4:00 p.m. trenton, wilmington could see some thunderstorms. this is where we have an isolated possibility of severe weather. that's when we start to see the hail, high wind gusts, lightning, flooding concerns. so that's thebr' possibility bu it's isolated meaning this is not a guarantee or going to be widespread. the scattered showers continue through 6:00 starting to hit the shore down through to cape may as well as some of the delaware beaches. then that staffs to move off. by 9:30 we are mostly drying out and a clear start for your sunday. bottom of your screen the seven-day forecast tomorrow better than today. feel like temperatures very hot. 98 what it feels like in center city this afternoon, 89 lansdale. stone harbor 85, 88 in delaware,
feel likes around triple digits. ♪ ♪ the olympic games in rio officially under way. you know when you hear that music during our newscast we have olympic coverage coming up. a full schedule of competitions follows last night's opening ceremony which you watched right here on nbc 10. nbc olympic correspondent jay gray joins us live from rio. all right, jay, we had the big party, the opening ceremony to kick things off now the athletes they have to get down to business. >> reporter: yeah, rosemary, you're absolutely right. it's time to start looking toward that medal stand and that's what the team u.s.a. athletes say they're looking most forward to. what a party. for the fans some are still partying. for the first time, the first day this park has been open to the fans now. as you talk about for the athletes they have to shift and turn their attention quickly to trying to bring home the gold for team u.s.a. for the first time ever the
summer games opened to a south american beat, brazil, shining in the olympic spotlight shining its tradition and history with the world. >> they've done a great job. they've put this on well. >> reporter: supermodel gisele bundchen providing the style and grace, marathoner vander lay de lima lighting the cauldron to open the 2016 rio games. for team u.s.a. led by michael phelps. >> being my fifth olympics it's an honor and really a dream come true. >> reporter: that dream quickly shifts to reality and the rigors of competition. men's basketball, women's soccer and gymnastics, beach volleyball, tennis and swimming all part of the action later today as the americans begin their quest for gold in rio. yeah, and it is quite a quest. maybe at the lead or the men's archers, the men's archery team in the quarterfinals, one of the groups that started before the actual opening ceremony.
quarterfinals tonight, this is the type bow that she will be using, they will be shooting at a target 77 yards away, the center of that target the size of a dvd. hopefully we will hear team u.s.a. making it to the medal stand for the first time this afternoon. and quite possibly the gold. a very strong team competing, rosemary. >> jay gray live for us this rio. i will definitely be watching that archery competition. here is a look at some of the other competitions happening today in rio, kelsi worrell hits the water for the women's 100 meter butterfly heat. venus williams will make her rio debut and kerry walsh jennings in hopes of secure her fourth gold medal in beach volleyball. watch our going for gold special we're profiling local athletes that you will want to be looking out for in rio, that airs this evening at 7:00. we will be right back.
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matthews and guard brandon brooks were on the field for the first time this summer. they did not participate in full practice but were able to go through individual drills. matthews injured his ankle before camp while brooks suffered a hamstring injury. the eagles host the buccaneers in the pre-season opener thursday night on csn and cozy tv, coverage begins at 6:30, game hiem at 7:00. talk about the phills now. cameron rupp had a big night and belted this three run homer. for an encore he shot a base hit into left field in the sixth inning to score dickerson. they beat the padres 5-4. i would still grab the umbrella, possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon. >> we will see you later. have a good one.
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good morning. revelry in rio. the 2016 olympic games now under way. after a stunning opening ceremony in true brazilian style. the wild colors. the pageantry. the world's most famous supermodel gisele bundchen. and the team of nations. as michael phelps walks in his first ever leading the strong u.s. delegation. all leading up to the moment everyone was waiting for. the olympic cauldron is lit and the athletes can now officially begin their quest for