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good morning, america. breaking overnight -- >> hands up, don't shoot. >> a dramatic turn in the ferguson flash point as the highway seizes control. the new commander marching side by side with demonstrators as protests pop up from l.a. to times square. this morning, we go one-on-one with the men in charge telling us that today they will release the name of the officer who shot and killed michael brown. also new details on that stunning revelation about robin williams and his silent battle with parkinson's disease. this morning, his wife on why he kept the diagnosis hidden and the link between the illness and his deep depression. also breaking, the two amish girls abducted in new york found safe. dropped off and knocking on a door 30 miles from home overnight. horse and buggies rushing to the
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rescue. the manhunt under way for the kidnappers. one, two, three. ♪ ice ice baby >> our big live event, perhaps the biggest ice bucket challenge ever. that craze sweeping the nation, millions pouring in for top charities. oprah just accepted the challenge, so did justin timberlake, michael strahan and look at these guys, this morning, can we pull off the biggest one yet? ♪ ♪ that is the theme, "ice ice baby" for the morning, good morning, america. great to see those firefighters getting us started. we got a huge morning for you this friday. look at that big crowd, central
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park, florida georgia line. >> right there with them, our ice bucket brigade getting ready for a massive ice bucket challenge, could be the biggest yet. it will be a bit chilly to add to the chill that we're about to feel. i think half the crowd is there just to see michael strahan, sorry, he already did it. >> that is a bit later but we'll begin, david, of course, with so much that'shappening this morning. that situation in ferguson, missouri, calm prevailing overnight with the highway patrol taking command there. we'll speak to missouri's governor and ferguson's police keefe in just a moment but first abc's steve osunsami is there again for us this morning in ferguson. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, robin. police here tell us there was one protest-reed shooting overnight involving an officer, but by far this is the quietest night we've seen this week. >> hands up don't shoot. >> reporter: overnight the vice and riots of the past week
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disappeared replaced by a much different but dramatic sight. the leader of the highway patrol was walking side by side with demonstrate sglers this is my community. a lot of people that i saw walking and marching are people i know so as the old saying i have a dog in this fight, i've got a big dog in the fight. >> reporter: a picture of the st. louis metropolitan police chief taking a selfie with the protester. an entirely different mood after the governor took duties away from the local county and police and this scene, too much. even the president condemning both the looting and the police action. >> there's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their first amendment rights. >> reporter: those rights are being exercised across the nation, a moment of silence in d.c., chicago and boston. young people crowding times square, all asking for justice
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for michael brown and demanding police identify the officer who shot and killed the unarmed teen after what police say was a dispute in the street. >> you have to be concerned about the officer's safety, about his family's safety and you have to take measures to protect them but there comes a point in time where that name should be released because it's going to get out anyway. >> reporter: because of the unrest here, the start of school which was scheduled for this week has now been moved to monday. robin. >> all right, steve, thank you very much and joining us now the governor of missouri, jay nixon and ferguson police chief thomas jackson. thank you, gentlemen, both for joining us this morning. we certainly do appreciate it and want to begin with you, chief jackson. as you can understand and you just heard ray kelly there say that the name of the officer who killed michael brown should be released. that that's what a lot of this anger is about. are you going to release the officer's name? >> yes, we are.
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we're going to have a discussion late they are morning, it'll be early morning but after this we'll be having a conversation about how we're going to go about doing that but, yes, that's going to happen. >> do you believe it'll be today that the name will be released today. >> yes, yes. >> and governor nixon, how do you feel about this because you have been calling for the tame to be released. is this quick enough for you, sir. >> i think it's just one step in the process and an important step and appreciate the chief and the others getting that name out and be a step on the road to healing here and justice. obviously we've had a tumultuous week, a lot of the chiefs and folks have been on the front lines of a difficult law enforcement situation. i think the shift we made yesterday to make calm folks down and one arrest should not underestimate how many bounces there are in the future and how deep these wounds are not just here but across the country. >> everyone very relieved and much more thankful because it
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was more peaceful because of the shift you made to the missouri highway patrol. why did you make that decision. >> i felt an operational shift would give us a little different tone, would open up a little bit folks' ability to speak their voice and hopefully make a difference with no arrests last night certainly the first night we saw some progress and that's not underestimating what has and had been done by a number of folks before but allows them now to focus their initial decision on things like getting these investigations completed. >> i know you want the focus to be more on what happened last night and peace and the entire nation saw the images of a couple of nights ago and you, governor, said it was more like a war zone and saying that was unacceptable. chief, is there anything looking back that you feel that you should have done differently, any regrets? >> this has been a fluid situation and the one thing that i do want to reflect on is through this whole possess not one protester, not one rioter has been injured during the
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whole thing and i think that's a credit to all law enforcement. >> all these changes were very effective. we saw that last night. so do you believe that you learned from the mistakes? do you believe that there were mistakes that were made? >> oh, yeah. sure. but in the end, the tactics that were used, the perception throughout the country has been a little bit different than the actual reality on the ground. but a lot of times perception is reality. we learned a lot from that. >> governor, how do you assure your residents there in missouri and around the country for that matter that there will be a fair investigation and everyone is just wanting to know that there will be justice. everyone is calling for justice so how do you assure that? >> i think continuing to press both the justice department as well as the locals to move their investigation. i was pleased to hear the chief indicate that this would be a
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day in which finally that initial name would come out and we'll work to make sure his family and there's security around that but i think those kinds of concrete steps of transparency leading to justice are vitally important now to heal old wounds that have been made afresh by this difficult and horrific situation. >> well put, governor. governor nixon, thank you very much and chief jackson, we appreciate your time and wish everybody all the best there going forward. >> my pleasure. >> all right, robin, thanks. we'll turn to that surprising news about robin williams of his whiff revealing he had parkinson's disease releasing this statement. robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of parkinson's which he was not yet ready to share publicly. joining us, dr. jennifer ashton. this must have been so hard to carry this. now that we know this you were telling us there's an established link between parkinson's and depression.
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>> absolutely. no separate brain issues but there is an association. we know about 20% to 40% of parkinson's patients suffer major depression and not just as a reaction to this tough diagnosis. the theory there is similar brain chemical changes in parkinson's and depression. >> the dopamine. >> exactly, that neurochemical. >> you were saying as soon as you see signs of this, there is early detection and new tests for this. >> absolutely. it's very important to take a good history as it is with any medical condition and then brain imaging, brain scans, there's something called a d.a.t. scan that looks for low levels of that neurotransmitter dopamine often used to diagnose it. >> we know he took his own life but want to give hope. is there treatment out there is there absolutely there's treatment and you want to ideally incorporate the use of a neurologist with a psychiatrist and remain hopeful because there are effective treatments. >> dr. ashton, always great to have you. thanks, jen. >> now to flash flooding across the southwest. monsoon rains washing away roads and cars forcing drivers to be
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rescued and there's more rain in the forecast. you know that ginger is tracking it all for us. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to both of you and you know, we had one inch in just ten minutes in parts of the mountains in colorado and this is what happens when you get that much rain that fast. washout in the west. >> i can't get out. >> reporter: flash floods devouring roads near tucson. >> poison is getting off the bus. should becould go any minute and he gets off over there. >> reporter: causing mudslides in nevada. >> behind my house and gets scary. >> reporter: forcing rescues from this 73-year-old woman trapped in her car near colorado springs to these images just coming in from new mexico wednesday. >> wrap it around your wrist. >> reporter: that raging water below. >> hold on. >> hold on tight. >> come on. come on. >> reporter: officers bringing a teenager up just in time. outside denver, streets flooding after an inch fell in just 30
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minutes. near las vegas -- >> the dock started to break apart and the roof started to paul apart and everybody rushed into the restaurant. >> reporter: and outside phoenix 50-mile-per-hour winds knocking these semi trucks over backing up traffic for hours and now all that moisture heads up, hits a storm and wanted to show you who gets into it. parts of missouri, iowa and this is by the weekend. you see the heavy rain there spreading through all through saturday. david? >> all right, watching into the weekend. ginger, thanks. see you shortly. in the meantime, that incredible scene overnight. those two amish girls returning home a day after they were abducted from their family's roadside vegetable stand police searching for the suspect and abc's gio benitez has been on the scene live in upstate new york. gio. >> reporter: david, good morning to you. we are just miles from canada and that is what had so many people here worried sick that these girls would be taken across that border but right now that headline found alive. this morning a manhunt is under way for the person or persons
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police believe abducted two amish girls before mysteriously letting them go overnight. >> there's still an active criminal investigation here because somebody still took these children away from their home. >> reporter: 6-year-old delila miller and her 12-year-old sister fannie now back home with their family after a frantic day-long search around new york. >> they're cold. they were wet. they are talking to the fbi and the sheriff's department right now. >> reporter: it all started wednesday night. the two girls were working their family's vegetable stand when police say a red four-door sedan pulled up. by the time it drove off, the girls were gone. their parents who do not have a phone running to a neighbor's house to alert police. investigators forced to work with only a sketch of the 12-year-old because many amish shun modern technology. they did not allow police to draw a sketch of the 6-year-old. then late thursday after the small town gathered for a prayer
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vigil, a breakthrough. rescuers rushing to the family home after learning the girls were alive. authorities tell us the alleged kidnapper dropped them off in the small town of richville, about 30 miles from their home. >> the girls walked up to a stranger's house. thank goodness they had enough courage to be able to do that. knocked on the door and that person took them home. >> reporter: state senator patty richie speaking with their father before their return home. >> he said it was in god's hands now and shortly after we came back from the prayer vigil we got good news so maybe mr. miller knew something the rest of us didn't. >> reporter: and back here at the search command center we can tell you that last night when that good news came in there was so much applause coming out of this building here and more good news right now, we're told those two little girls appear to be healthy this morning. david. >> that is good news. what a scare. just flat they're back. all right. amy robach tracking the other headlines overnight. >> that's right, david.
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good morning. we begin with breaking news out of tennessee for the second straight day, word that a tanker truck has crashed and burst into flames. this time it happened near a bridge outside of nashville and there is concern right now that that bridge could collapse. just yesterday we reported on a different tanker explosion that leaked fuel into the nashville sewer system setting off several explosions, fortunately no one was seriously injured. and a new mystery this morning surrounding that malaysia airlines yet that vanished five months ago. $35,000 have now disappeared from the bank accounts of four passengers. malaysian authorities say the money was transferred online to another account and then withdrawn. they say they've identified potential suspects. a new warning overnight about the ebola outbreak. the world health organization says the epidemic has been, quote, vastly underestimated because of unreported cases in west africa. experts saying extraordinary measures are needed to contain the disease. doses of an experimental drug
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ran out this week. a major development from the crisis in iraq, prime minister nuri al maliki has finally agreed to step down preventing what could have been a bloody power struggle. meanwhile, more u.s. strikes have destroyed armored vehicles controlled by militants in the north. and back here at home a daring heist at a major casino and now eight suspects have been arrested. police say a former security guard at caesar's in atlantic city was the mastermind allegedly using his knowledge of a routine money transfer to steal two plastic boxes with $180,000 inside. most of that cash has been recovered. well, a frightening sight in southern california. i'll tell you what you're looking at, a swim iron the left, just a few feet away from a great white shark. lifeguards watching the entire time. since it was a juvenile great white, they say it wasn't as aggressive. thank goodness. >> sure. >> but i don't know when it comes to aggressive, crocs come
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to mind. take a look at this. another close call. that's a tourist swimming for his life as a crocodile is chasing him across the water in mexico. thankfully someone on the beach threw something in the water to distract the croc could scare him to give the man enough time to make it to shore. that is a good samaritan indeed and quite a scary scene. yeah, you guys are like, no. >> we need the ice bucket now. >> yeah. >> if i had to choose between those two i'm definitely going with the juvie. >> swimming parallel. >> oh, my goodness. >> lara, there's a big fun event coming up. >> yeah, this is a story i hope puts a smile on your face. i mow it did mine. the little league world series is under way. a team of inner city kids from chicago is taking the tournament by storm giving the windy city a whole lot to cheer about. >> it's over, chicago -- >> reporter: it was a big win thursday for chicago's jackie robinson west little league team. >> that ball is driven to left
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field. >> reporter: crushing their opponents, pacific little league of linwood, washington, 12-2 in their first game of the little league world series. 13-year-old pierce jones smacking three home runs. >> i've never played a game where i hit three home runs. i'm pretty sure it's the best game of my life. >> reporter: bringing a much needed moment of pride to a city riddled with violence with 82 shootings occurring over fourth of july weekend alone. >> it means a lot to me and chicago. >> reporter: this is the first time a chicago little league team has made it to the world series in 31 years. >> there's been a lot of negative press. these guys playing this style of baseball and making everyone proud back home in the city. >> let's go, baby. >> reporter: and they have the support of the entire windy city behind them from pro ball players to everyday fans, even chicago mayor rahm emanuel attending watch pears cross the land of lincoln. >> they're doing it. they're making an example. they're setting goals and
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reaching them and that's a positive. >> reporter: a pack of 13 inspiring a nation. >> it's like a dream come true. the best moment in baseball ever for me. >> fantastic and there is another inspiring story in the little league world series this year. that philadelphia girl who fires 70-mile-an-hour fastballs, monet davis expected to pitch for her team this afternoon against the team from tennessee. that's on espn later today. this is some good ball playing. >> so much fun. i love pierce there. he was like i think it might be my best game. i was like, you think so. >> if you can ever go, it is sheer delight. so many stories like that but if you can't, watch it on espn. yeah. another cool start to the morning here in the northeast and midwest and ginger is going to bring us up to speed on that in the park. good morning, ging. >> yeah, you see that bucket. well, this is one of so many ice bucks that you are going to see. we thought why not put a
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thermometer in it. it's 32 going up but i'll tell you, i not fake ice for tv. we are going to do it for real. it is cool. look at the quick forecast. so many people waking up in the 50s. look at detroit. places in missouri. your local forecast coming up in just 30 seconds. first though the weekend getaways brought to you by macy's. captioner ready >> reporter: good morning, i'm meteorologist karen rogers with your accuweather update. happy friday, got a gorgeous day, but it's cool out there. we can see it right now. no one out there on the beach in cape may. it's a pretty day for it with
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bright sunshine temperatures in the low 60 60s. sunny and cool, 78 degrees. tomorrow, warmer and 82. sunday, humid, sunshine mixing with the clouds, a couple of >> still to come here on "gma," dramatic testimony from the man in the middle of a deadly teenage love triangle. >> "gma investigates" fake tickets. alleged scammers selling counterfeit tickets to the biggest event and our reporter on that. the biggest ice bucket challenge ever coming up. high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high and works less when your blood sugar is low, because it works by enhancing your body's own ability to lower blood sugar. plus januvia, by itself, is not likely to cause weight gain
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. 7:26 friday, august 15. matt pellman is here for a look at the schuylkill expressway. >> reporter: you got that right, matt o'donnell. summertime friday mornings means vacation days for many. that means traffic is lighter than normal even on the
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schuylkill expressway eastbound we have a disabled vehicle off to the side approaching the curve. not slowing us down too much. it is the westbound travel time that's delayed by five minutes. not a huge issue on the schuylkill expressway this morning. there's an issue a crash in bristol, bucks county along 413. we have downed wireless to avoid in worcester montgomery county at valley road. it's a much better on northeast extension with speeds in the 60s. in coatsville, south 1st avenue is closed. 82 gets you around. watch out for a wreck at mount pleasant road at water way road. >> cape may, new jersey, it's a gorgeous beach weekend. karen rogers has the forecast. >> reporter: i would like to do the forecast from the beach. 61 in philadelphia.
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in the 50s in allentown, 49 in the poconos. 58 in trenton and millville. it's a cool start to the day. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures this afternoon nearly ten degrees below average, sunny, but cool. tomorrow, beautiful, warmer, 82. sunday it's humid a lot more cloud cover, sunshine and a shower here or there. it's a mostly dry day, a couple of showers coming your way on sunday. >> head to 6abc.com to see who challenged our own jim gardner to take the ice bucket challenge and w
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oh, yeah. >> good morning, america. we're florida georgia line. >> we're headed to central park. >> yo, you need a ride? >> no, i got my own ride. i got my helmet. >> that's fine. i'll take the truck. i'll see you there. let's roll. >> the boys of florida georgia line, they're heading to central park and they're going in style. >> woo. >> hopping on a motocross bike and brian jumping in a monster truck as you see. >> you bet. >> you can always rely on those two to do it in style and they got a huge crowd that's waiting for them there in central park. going to be a great morning in the park. aly crisp but perfect. >> a little crisp. >> the one thing about new york is nobody will even look twice when that truck goes by. just another morning. >> look at this. >> look at these bucks.
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the huge ice bucket challenge, so many people in the park will get doused with us. can't wait for that. we think. ginger took the temperature earlier. >> 32. >> 32 degrees. >> all for a great cause. we are ready then we're switching gears. well, to that woman. she's in critical condition this morning after drinking some tea. it was spiked with a toxic chemical. police are investigating whether it was an depth or something more sinister. >> all right. then "gma investigates," fake tickets. how some people sell counterfeit tickets to the biggest concert and sporting events. our reporter's confrontation with one alleged scammer while our cameras were rolling. >> don't want to miss that. that teenage love triangle in florida. the young man on trial for allegedly killing his best friend driven by jealousy taking the tan in his own defense and matt gutman is tracking the case and he's in gainesville for us, good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. on the stand pedro bravo seemed
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to have an answer for everything admitting that he was obsessed with his best buddy's girlfriend. he made internet searches to for things like alibis and attacked his friend but he said the only person he intended to kill that night was himself. >> i feel like i'm going to regret the decision for the rest of my life. >> for the first time on thursday jurors hearing directly from the 20-year-old accused of murdering his best friend. >> did you have any malicious intent to kill christian aguilar? >> no. >> reporter: over an intense four hours pedro bravo sometimes rambling, often laughing nervously as he testified about the sticky september night in 2012, prosecutors say he strangled christian aguilar in a fit of jealousy after learning that aguilar was dating his ex-high school sweetheart, erika
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friman. >> i was still enamored with her and wanted to get back with her. >> reporter: he testified he did get into a heated argument with aguilar. >> i strike him with my open palm in the face. and then i strike him again. >> reporter: but that he left aguilar alive. >> all i could he didn't get up right away but that he was still moving. >> reporter: bravo insisting the only life he planned to take that night was his own. even reading from his suicide note, he says he wrote it just after the fight. >> i'm sorry, there is no right way to explain why i'm doing this. >> reporter: but prosecutors say that note is all part of bravo's web of lies. alleging he killed aguilar in cold blood and buried his body in a shallow grave. >> the shovel that's been introduced into evidence, that is your shovel. >> yes. >> you bought it. >> yes. >> okay. you hid it. >> yes. >> reporter: but when confronted with the evidence against him, bravo danced around every word. >> chris admitted to you in the car he was dating erika, right. >> he said he was going out with erika. >> oh.
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that's a -- there's a difference? >> reporter: even introducing a new twist about this jailhouse confession letter claiming inmates strong-armed him. >> he basically say if you don't do this then i'll just go get to your parents. >> reporter: now michelangelo was the cellmate that testified against him saying he meticulously planned the murder down to the type of drugs to sedate him. pedro bravo has pleaded not guilty but today that jury may get the case. if they vick him he could face life in prison. robin. >> thank you. legal analyst ryan smith for more on this. you never know if someone will take the stand. he decided to do so. why? >> he had to. because when you think about this case he actually provided a videotaped statement to police played in court. normally that's a defense attorney's dream because think about it this way, he gets to take the stand in that form of the videotape without being cross-examined. what you want but had so many
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inconsistency, the evidence was piled up against him. he had to clear those up and really clear up his credibility. >> when we were all of us watching matt's piece and seeing him on the stand, pedro bravo, i saw your eyebrows go up a time or two. how did he do? >> in this lawyer's opinion, awful, awful because you have to estadiha ouheon yherttter. ghie's had cow t i lngit n accic'sor aimeip ote r:namy se ach isw es i has.rewiur ow idatow mve inpl ieeaidarnvverts
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schiavocampo has our story. >> reporter: it's the season of summer concerts. but for many lining up at those venues the fun may end before it even begins. the reason, counterfeit tickets that won't get them anywhere near the big show. every year nearly 5 million people buy counterfeit concert tickets so how does this ticket trickery happen? "gma investigates" has learned most scams begin online with classified ads on craig'slist, ebay or ticket selling websites that appear to be legitimate but are anything but. 48-year-old dakoda says that is what happened to her when she spent $600 on fraudulent bruno mars tibbs in l.a. bought on craig'slist. >> i happened to find seats where i wanted to sit and e-mailed the person that posted it and said, yeah, i'll take
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hem. >> she got the tickets and even a receipt but what she didn't get was a chance to see the performance. >> they put a big old void on my e-ticket. handed it back to me and said, sorry, these are fake. >> those sites like craigslist have warnings. >> i'm good. these are real? >> yes, everything is legit. >> i never bought anything off -- >> reporter: we bought billy joel tickets for $400 in new york from a man we met online that turned out to be totally fake according to ticketmaster. what do you make of this? is this the way to buy tibbs? >> no, you wouldn't buy anything on the street or if you go online and someone said to you let's meet you on the corner, could would you do that for any other product? you should not be doing that for tickets. >> rolling. >> reporter: so "gma investigates" arranged to buy another pair of billy joel tickets from a seller online again verifying with ticketmaster they were fake. >> you got the tickets? >> yeah. >> and these are legit. >> yes. >> all right.
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cool. 220, 40, 60. >> excuse me. we're with abc news and we know that these tickets aren't real. why are you selling people fake tickets? we have proof here in ticketmaster those tickets respect real. >> i don't know what you're talking about, miss, to be honest with you. >> miss, can we have our money back? >> reporter: unfortunately, for us and most consumers who get scammed, the answer is no. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> all right. thank you so much, mara. coming up here, hear how one mom is taking control of her kids' phones after they ignored her calls, texts, the new app everyone can use. inspiring words from olympic champion amy van dyken-rouen. she's going home for the first time since being paralyzed. she is such an inspiration. we'll talk to her. ve direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive and they're them. -yes. -but they're here. -yes. -are you... -there? -yes.
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back live and a big victory for olympic champion amy van dyken-rouen. the six-time gold medalist is back home after that accident in june ha severed her spine. abc's brandi hitt has her story. >> reporter: with her big smile had morning olympic swimmer amy van dyken-rouen is celebrating a big milestone finally released from a colorado hospital. >> i've met some amazing people here and they've really changed the way i think. >> van dyken-rouen stretching
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for the gold. >> reporter: the six-time olympic medalist paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheelchair after severing her spine in an atv accident back in june. amy's long road to recovery has been a public one sharing each sobering step online for two months. >> the toughest thing, i'll say the first time i went into the swimming pool because i'm not doing therapy, i'm swimming laps. >> reporter: even setting sail. >> she's been incredibly inspirational anyone let down. >> reporter: she doesn't plan to stop now. >> i feel like i'll do everything. i'm going to ride bikes. i'm going to mountain climb and get my driver's license. >> reporter: amy is also determined to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and olympic champion and activist that now prefers a new title. >> proud paraplegic, absolutely. >> reporter: for "good morning america," brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> wow, got to love that. >> go, go, amy. coming up, demi lovato and
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>> tgeint vi we ttreadnlyceuct uti peori right on the line. celebrating coming up but an idea of what's happening. good sleeping weather. open those windows from the midwest, great lakes into parts of the northeast. you see the temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. that is some comfy and drier weather and off to the west coast we go, seattle, 76. drier along the coast especially. that's the big picture. >> reporter: thanks, ginger, i'm meteorologist karen rogers. it is gorgeous out here, although a little cool for this time. year. let's check the forecast, 63 heading to 78. sunny skies, tomorrow, beautiful, warmer, 82. might cloud up saturday night into sunday. sunday humid, a couple of showers here or there.
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86 for your high. not a lot of showers on sunday, but not entirely dry, either. monday, partly sunny skies, 84. >> oh, my goodness. you did you guys see this? on a motorcycle about to hear from florida georgia line. we will see you soon. >> well, kicking off "heat index" women embracing a new girl power movement celebrating their curvy bodies by sharing pictures using the #fatkini on social media and mara schiavocampo is here with more on this. good morning, mara. >> good morning. fatkini. a move many. the latest celebration started with an article buzzfeed featuring several instagram photos of women in what they call fatkinis, two-piece bathing suits for every shape viewed almost 2 million times inspiring countless women. who says you need to be a size 2 to rock a two-piece. >> i wear what i want to wear
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and what i'm comfortable in. >> i think i'm a little hottie with my curves. i feel like i wear it well. >> reporter: #fatkini is making waves all over instagram. curvy women like clair wakefield posting pictures of them in a bold, beautiful way. >> hard to find clothes that are cute and fashionable let alone bathing suits which are a nightmare for most so it's great not hiding your body. >> the term fatkini is the plus size community taking that word fat back and saying we're going to celebrate our bodies as they are. >> reporter: it's a celebration that got a boost just last year when plus size blogger gab by greg teamed up with a swimsuit retailer to create the so-called fatkini which sold out in only two days and created the popular hashago. >> i really wanted to design bikinis that were stylish, young and fresh. >> reporter: she's not the only one taking notice of the demand. retail stores like forever 21 is and h&m are popular among
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fatkinishowers. not everyone is as accepting of the big move many. some comments criticizing the women for encouraging obesity, one post stating, if you're not healthy, you're not healthy and no amount of self-confidence will help you deal with the consequences." >> they should wear whatever they want if it makes them feel good. >> reporter: a hashtag and now a movement. >> i'm in a swimsuit and it's a two-piece and i'm showing my tunnel-tunnel. i'm okay with it and you should to too. >> once you're confident nothing else can tear you down. >> reporter: gabby also told us she had no idea how far this would spread and the point of this isn't winning over the acceptance of other people but self-empower. and showing off diverse bodies and i love she says if you want a bikini body put a bikini on your body. it's that simple. >> they're really cute and love the shapes and sizes and colors. >> and best accessory is confidence. >> i like that. very well put, mara. out to ginger in central. she's got "deals & steals" with
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none other than tory johnson. ginger. >> oh, we have been celebrating back to school all week and just had to share this. we are here with tory johnson. right before we get to it we thought why not show some back-to-school photos. here's mine. we want to you tweet us yours so do that with the #socialsquare. we can't wait to see it. school photos are so awkward and fun. check out though the big bargains coming our way. we have tory johnson, a really nice gold kurtening. tory. >> we're making it fancy. doing it fancy. all right. you ready, guys, to see what's behind our big gold curtain? here we go. yikes. we got to see what's behind the gold curtain. it's a big deal from dell. dell 15/5,000 inspi ron computer. gorgeous, so sleek and fabulous. feel how light this is, ginger. take a grab of that. >> oh, yeah, i could use that. >> very light. >> they say it's thinner, sleeker, lighter than all of
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their previous models. unbelievable memory in this baby, as well. some of the things that i love best about it it's full touch screen access. beautiful hd quality as you can see, look how beautiful our graphics are. beautiful hd quality, studio quality sound, as well. three-year at-home warrant it i that covers every single thing except theft and fire. that i think is one of the biggest bonuses for students especially or for any one of us who is lugging these around. wait till you hear the price. >> please tell us the discount in for this all-around showstopper it is normally $1,397 today only for "gma" viewers, slashed by 50% to just under 700 bucks. >> wow. tory johnson, thank you so much. >> showstopper. >> thank you, thank you. >> goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to get the links and codes. >> that's the spot. to david now. all right, thanks so much, ginger. you know what, it's getting closer and closer.
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i don't know what you're laughing at. you won't be laughing soon. you'll be shivering soon. we're almost ready are to the ice bucket challenge that's been sweeping the nation going viral. we were challenged by michael strahan earlier this week. we didn't show up in our bathing suits like he did and didn't do 25 push-ups like he did but we are going to raise money and awareness for als and ready to take the challenge with the rest of the country. take a look. from the superstar cast of "grey's anatomy" to mark zuckerberg, even oprah is up for the challenge tweeting "i accept the ice bucket challenge. got to get home first to find a bucket." the superstars rocking their "gma" stage this morning. >> i don't know if you heard of the ice bucket challenge. >> reporter: florida georgia line, demi lovato taking the challenge not once but five times over. >> here we go. >> reporter: superstars getting super soaked with bucks of ice water challenging others to do the same.
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in a move many that's going viral all part of a wet wake-up call to raise money and awareness for als or lou gehrig's disease, a paralyzing and deadly disease with no known cure. >> we're trying to use this momentum to get the word out. >> reporter: the disease robbed former boston college baseball captain pete frates of his ability to walk and talk. he and his wife julie co-created the als ice bucket challenge with friend and fellow als patient pat quinn. >> hi, pat. >> reporter: in just two weeks the initiative has attracted more than 106,000 new donors to one of the world's leading als research organizations and the result, a record-shattering $5.7 million pouring in. that's just the beginning. now it's "gma's" turn. happily accepting the ice bucket challenge from a familiar and freezing face. >> oooh. a. agh. i challenge my "gma" team, yes,
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every one of you, freezing. >> it's been incredible to watch all week around this country of the we wanted to give a quick thank you to pat quinn. let us shake your hand, one of the founders of this whole idea. extraordinary what you've done to raise awareness for als. we want to ask ginger what the forecast is outside here. ginger? >> what's the forecast? >> yeah, guys, i see an ice storm in the forecast. >> ice storm. >> it is right here. >> let's get this party started. >> oh. >> go. >> is everybody -- >> are we ready to go? >> one, two, three. >> go ahead. >> here we go. >> oh, yeah. >> aaagh! it's so cold. >> oh!
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>> it is game day for south philadelphia's taney dragons, you can join in on the excitement by attending the pep rally and viewing party at city hall. the dragons take the field at 3:00 p.m. you can watch the game on espn. 8:27 on this friday, let's turn to matt pellman for a look at traffic. >> reporter: we're happy to be excited about that, but not too excited about the traffic. it's a bit busy on 422 on eastbound side. there's couple of accidents west goshy greeneville road and another at mount pleasant road
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at waterway road. slowing from the ben franklin bridge into girard, northbound we have delays from the betsy ross bridge past bridge where an accident is now gone. >> david is off, meteorologist karen rogers is here with the accuweather forecast. >> reporter: soaking up the sunshine out here, matt. gorgeous, 63 degrees right now. we've recovered from the this morning when many of the suburbs were in the low 50s, heading up to 78, sunny, but cool for this time of the year. tomorrow, warmer, 82 degrees for your high. subpoenaed, humid, we'll have lots of clouds, sunshine and a couple of showers here or there. 86 for your high. monday, partly sunny skies, 84. a shower or thunderstorm around. tuesday, humid scattered showers around, 84 degrees for your high. wednesday looks dry, 85. thursday, partly sunny skies, 84 degrees, temperatures are below average, but the warmth and humidity coming at you by sunday. >> watch the eagles face the
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♪ this is how we roll >> now, this is a friday in central park. i will never forget it. the crowd is here. the proud firefighter. did you see the smiles on their faces? the damage they inflicted. i've always wanted to go swimming with the girls. >> yes. but your hair looks exactly the same. >> oh! ♪ >> taking one for the team. raising awareness for als. but it really is an incredible thing to raise upon for als and we know we're trying to raise donations here this morning for them and also ahead this half hour what do we have. >> florida georgia line, everybody. performing and you're looking at -- there it is. in slo-mo. ginger, david muir somehow the hair remains intact. >> all for a great --
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>> amy. >> oh, wow. >> i was trying to warm myself up at that point but just remember, guys -- >> ginger forecasted an ice storm. told us it was coming. >> to raise awareness. >> we have a few hair dryers probably more than you've seen in florida georgia line but first florida georgia line with "this is how we roll ♪ ♪ ♪ the mix tape's got a little hank little drake a little something bumping thump thumping on the wheel ride ♪ ♪ the mix in our drink's a little stronger than you think so get a grip take a sip of that feel right the truck's jacked up
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flatbed's flipped back ♪ ♪ yeah you can find us where the party's at ♪ ♪ this is how we roll ♪ we hanging round singing out everything on the radio ♪ ♪ whoa oh ♪ we light it up with our hands up this is how we roll this is how we do ♪ ♪ we're burning down the night shooting bullets at the moon baby this is how we roll ♪ ♪ yeah baby this is how we roll we rollin' into town with nothing else to do we take another lap around ♪ ♪ yeah holler at your boy if you need a ride ♪ ♪ if you roll with me yeah you know we rollin' high ♪ ♪ up on them 37 nittos windows tinted hard to see through how fresh my baby is in the shotgun seat oh ♪ ♪ them kisses are for me though automatic like a free throw this life i live it might not be for
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you but it's for me though this is how we roll ♪ ♪ we hanging round singing out everything on the radio ♪ ♪ whoa oh ♪ we light it up with our hands up this is how we roll ♪ ♪ this is how we do when the world turns ugly i just turn and look at you baby this is how we roll ♪ note whoa oh ♪ >> nyc. ♪ we stick to our guns we love who we love and we love to get drunk we cuss on them mondays and pray on them sundays ♪ ♪ pass it around and we dream of that one day ♪ ♪ this is how we roll whoa oh ♪ we hanging round singing out everything on the radio whoa oh oh ♪ ♪ we light it up with our hands up this is how we roll ♪
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♪ this is how we ride we slinging up the mud cutting through the countryside baby ♪ ♪ this is how we roll ♪ whoa oh oh ♪ baby this is how we roll ♪ this is how we roll oh yeah ♪ ♪ this is how we roll this is how we do ♪ ♪ we're burning down the night shooting bullets at the moon baby this is how we roll ♪ ♪ whoa oh whoa oh ♪ this is how we roll whoa oh whoa oh ♪ ♪ oh yeah [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, guys. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
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>> florida georgia line. we love it. it sounds so good here in central park. really warming us up after all of that ice and we do, hey, did you have a good time? did you enjoy that. let's get into that forecast because we have a couple of things to show you and it's not going to be from bucks of ice but, yes, from the sky that the rain comes and comes heavy at times in parts of missouri. look at kansas city, close and some the totals could reach 3 plus inches to st. louis south of chicago so there is that little slight risk for severe storms in parts of missouri that goes into your saturday. something to watch for in the afternoon and evening. a comfortable weekend for much of the east. . >> reporter: thanks, ginger, i'm meteorologist karen rogers bright and beautiful, but it's a bit cool out here, 63 degrees heading up to 78. sunny skies a nice day. tomorrow, beautiful an warmer, 82. sunday, humid, >> okay. this is what happens when shark week meets the ice bucket
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challenge because shark week is still on discovery tonight through the weekend and are you ready, shark? >> let's do it. >> oh. >> lara. we're having too much fun. over to you. >> are we going to me? all right, good. here we are, everybody. so great to have multiplatinum selling pop superstar demi lovato with us. what a day. >> hello. >> somehow managed to escape -- >> i did. >> you involved in my eyes bucket. >> i may have done that to you. yeah, just a little bit, sorry. >> you know what, all for a good cause. >> yes, thank you. >> hey, great to see you. of course, joined us here in concert in june on the heels of her sold out neon lights tour. now demi is about to head out on the road again on a world tour. you leave me breathless. how do you do it? >> you just -- i stay focused and i'm really excited to go back out on the road.
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performing makes me so happy and it's really exhilarating so when i'm out on stage i just want to be out there right now so i'm excited to go back out. >> we're excited to make a special announce many. happy to say that we'll be joining you. >> yay. >> at the beginning of your tour so what can we expecty. >> what you can expect, i have christina perry and mtko opening for me on this tour. i have found becky gee will do show, as well. that is exciting. >> it is. >> you examine expect music from all my albums and i plan on doing some really cool surprise things and i want to change the show up a bit so it's going to be really exciting. >> we'll be there. "good morning america" will be there with you so thank you so much for letting us join along. want to talk to you about one thing. i hope you don't change. i love that sometimes in your shows you pull up a stool and start talking to the audience about real-life things you've dealt with. why do you do that and engage not own will i in song but conversation. >> it's important to engage in conversation because whenever i
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go to a concert and i don't hear the artist talk to the audience or if everything is too contrived and choreographed, i feel like i'm not connecting with the artist so whenever i go i like to take a second to either talk about something that i'm passionate about or also just say, hey, what's up. like i'm here to hang out with you guys. >> i love this too. just voted by "cosmopolitan" for latinas as the fun, fearless latina of the year. how did that feel? >> it felt amazing. it felt really great. >> congratulationses. >> thank you. >> how do you like florida georgia line. >> they're awesome. i love country music too. i'm from texas so the southern girl in me is like so excited. >> from texas, social media. 23 million. >> yes. >> twitter followers. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> how do you -- how do you connect with them on twitter? i mean people can say anything. are you in there writing it yourself? >> yeah, absolutely and sometimes my fans will even write things and then i'll see it and tell them in person and
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they're like, wait, you saw that. yeah, i see twitter. i'm on it. >> is that a bay for you to actually hear what they want, what's working, what's not and do you use it as a game for yourself? definitely for sure and also, you know, i try to stay like in contact with them and make sure that they know like say if i can't get down outside because there's so many people i can't sign or take pictures with everybody then i'll -- >> you'll write a note. >> or least i try to. >> if you tweet demi lovato, that's her tweeting you back. >> excuse me. >> god bless you. >> everybody, demi is going to stick. stick around. we have more florida georgia line coming up live here in central park. ♪ >> we're good. >> we'll be back. central park. hey pal? you ready?
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>> you like how these guys roll? i think they do. florida georgia line just rocked central park and we have so much more with taylor hubbard and brian kelley joining us and i want to get right to it of the you came here to make a big announcement. tell us what it is. >> we did. we did.
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>> absolutely did. we got some new information on our brand-new album release date is october 14th. [ cheers and applause ] >> 2014. and the title of our new record to you -- witness to tell them. >> we had to call it "anything goe goes." >> i understand they were inspired by your skyrocket ride to the top. tell us about some of the songs we're going to hear on "anything goes". >> this whole album is just -- it's kind of like album one for us, just where we are in life at this point. you know, where we've grown and who we've become and to be honest, we've learned a lot from our fans and learned a lot from playing every single night for the last three years so we're excited and try to step up our game and ready for you guys to hear it. >> you're about to sing a song "dirt." i'm just wondering is that about you staying grounded. >> i think everybody can relate to that dirt. >> dirt, it says everything. i want to hear you sing it.
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how about that now with the chart-topping lead single off their upcoming album "anything goes" here's florida georgia line with "dirt." ♪ ♪ ♪ you get your hands in it plant your roots in it dusty headlights dance with your boots in it ♪ ♪ you write her name on it spin your tires on it ♪ ♪ build your cornfield, whiskey bonfires on it you bet your life on it ♪ >> come on.
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♪ it's that elm shade red rust clay you grew up on that plowed up ground that your dad damned his luck on ♪ ♪ that postgame party field you circle up on and when it rains you get stuck on ♪ ♪ drift a cloud back behind country roads that you run up the mud on her jeans that she peeled off and hung up ♪ ♪ her blue-eyed summertime smile looks so good that it hurts ♪ ♪ makes you wanna build 10% down white picket fence house on this dirt ♪ ♪ you mix some sweat with it taking a shovel to it you stuck some crosses and some painted goal posts through it ♪ ♪ you know you came from it that's right and someday you'll return to ♪ ♪ elm shade red rust clay you grew up on that plowed up ground
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that your dad damned his luck on that postgame party field you circle up on ♪ ♪ and when it rains you get stuck on drift a cloud back behind county roads that you run up ♪ ♪ the mud on her jeans that she peeled off and hung up ♪ ♪ her blue-eyed summertime smile looks so good that it hurts ♪ ♪ makes you wanna build a 10% down white picket fence house on this dirt ♪ ♪ ♪ you know you came from it and someday you'll return to it ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, new york. "gma's summer concert series" is presented by claritin. the number one doctor
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this crowd is wild on a friday morning and are you ready for more. this next song seven-time geora ♪ab yl cruiseee a] la 'sht sa♪he ♪ rol legs t hewalkedsa mdl farm you in this brand-new ♪d chevy with a lift kit ♪ ♪ would look a hell of a lot better with you up in it ♪ ♪ so, baby, you a song you make me wanna ♪ ♪ roll my windows down and cruise ♪ >> that's right. >> y'all cruising in the background. y'all cruising today.
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♪ ♪ she was sippin' on southern and singin' marshall tucker ♪ ♪ we were falling in love in the sweet heart of summer ♪ ♪ she hopped right up into the cab of my truck and said ♪ ♪ fire it up that's right let's go get this thing stuck ♪ ♪ baby, you a song you make me wanna ♪ ♪ roll my windows down and cruise ♪ ♪ down a back road blowin' stop signs ♪ ♪ through the middle every little farm town ♪ ♪ with you in this brand-new chevy with a lift kit ♪ ♪ would look a hell of a lot better with you up in it ♪ ♪ so, baby, you a song you make me wanna ♪ ♪ roll my windows down and cruise ♪ ♪ >> we feeling good or what? come on. ♪ ♪ when that summer sun fell to its knees ♪ ♪ i looked at her and she looked at me ♪
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♪ then i turned on those k.c. lights and drove all night ♪ ♪ 'cause it felt so right ♪ ♪ her and i man, we feel so right ♪ ♪ i put it in park and grabbed my guitar ♪ ♪ and strummed a couple chords and sang from the heart ♪ ♪ girl, you sure got the beat in my chest pumpin' ♪ ♪ hell, i can't get you out of my head ♪ ♪ baby, you a song you make me wanna ♪ ♪ roll my windows down and cruise ♪ ♪ down a back road blowin' stop signs through the middle ♪ ♪ every little farm town with you ♪ ♪ baby, you a song you make me wanna ♪ ♪ roll my windows down and cruise ♪ ♪ down a back road blowin' stop signs through the middle ♪ ♪ every little farm town with you ♪ ♪ in this brand-new chevy with a lift kit ♪ >> sing it! ♪ would look a hell of a lot better with you up in it ♪ >> yep.
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♪ baby, you a song you make me wanna ♪ ♪ roll my windows down and cruise ♪ ♪ ♪ aww yeah >> new york city, thank you, guys. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] all right, everybody. we want to say thank you to florida georgia line. amazing. hope you all have a good weekend. don't go anywhere. one more song. is that all right? let's do it of the have a great weekend. ♪ ♪ >> central park. y'all got to tell us how you're doing. y'all ready? come on. ♪ ♪ hammer and a nail stacking them bal echlt sches i'm long t hour but may be a race that's right ♪ ♪ until she's getting ready
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>> officials with the philadelphia school district is hold an news conference in about an hour to address the school funding and the start of school. they were counting on the the cigarette sales tax hike to help with the budget short fall. state legislators postponed a bill that would have loud it. they will vote on it september 15th, one week after school starts. "action news" will have live coverage. news conference.
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matt. >> reporter: not a bad morning, we have a broken down vehicle on the schuylkill expressway westbound by gulph mills. a couple of extra minutes on the westbound travel time. delays are substantial on the westbound p-a turnpike because of a multi-vehicle crash at virginia drive. right lane getting by. in west goshen watch out for a crash at the wawa along green hill road at pottstown pike. have a good weekend. >> you too, matt. karen rogers is filling in for david murphy. >> reporter: 66 is a popular number. in philadelphia, millville, 62 in allentown, still in the mid 50s 2349 poconos. let's check out of the forecast, it's sunny, albeit cool. 78 is the high, tomorrow, beautiful and warmer, 82. it probably clouds up saturday night and sunday, humid, clouds and sunshine, 8 of. >> coming up today on "action
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with actress bella thorne. all next on "live"! [cheers and applause] [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now, here are kelly ipa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause]
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