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>> good morning we're following new developments out of ferguson, missouri on this monday, august 18. preliminary results of an independent autopsy on a unarmed teen shot and killed by a police officer have been made public. a 19-year-old skate boarder captured on video beating a park ranger is talking about the encounter. >> another win put the taney
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dragons one step closer to the championship game. >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards along with sharrie williams welcome. >> reporter: i wasn't here last week. is this your first time on the show? it is good to have you, it's an easy show only 5 million things happen over the next few hours. >> thank you. >> reporter: it will be good. we have cloud down to the south, there's a chance some of the clouds creep into the southern two-thirds of delaware, maybe cape may county, new jersey,rn generally speaking this looks like a nice day out there. 65 in philadelphia. 58 in allentown, 59 in trenton. 62 in wilmington, 68 in sea isle city. myself a little bit more humid yesterday than saturday an friday. documents are behaving themselves, but it's comfortable as you head outside. temperatures gradually rising through the 60s, that's the way the morning looks.
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69 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 77 by noon, pleasant of sunshine across the region, 83 by 3:00 p.m., the high is 84 probably around 3:30 and 81 by 6:00 p.m., sunscreen is important if you head to the pool or the beach or working outside. we have changes in the in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast including a return of higher humidity and rain, i'll have the details coming up. >> thank you, david. and we continue to follow the developing story out of the midwest. a curfew is in effect until 6:00 p.m. our time in the saint louis suburb after a day of peaceful protests rolled into a night of molotov cocktails and gunshot. countless protesters continue to clash with police in tactical gear. a preliminary private autopsy found brown was shot 6 times including twice in the head.
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abc susan solney. >> reporter: the governor was ordered the national guard to restore order. what started as a peaceful demonstration deteriorated and the marchers pushed to one end of the street and police in riot gear attempted to push them back. police in armored vehicles launched tear gas and smoke into the crowd. even after a week of unrest the scene was jarring. >> there was shooting, vandal libralism, looting and other acts of violence we had to act. >> sunday was supposed to be a day of healing. many gathered to remember michael brown in attendance, the
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slain teen's mother and the officer in charge of keeping riots under control. he had a message. >> my heart goes out to you, and i say that i am sorry. >> police have maintained that officer darren wilson shown here, was in a altercation with brown before he fired the gun, a preliminary autopsy ordered by brown's family shows he was shot 6 times twice in the head, it appears that the shots were not fired at close range. attorney general eric holder has ordered another occupies citing the extraordinary circumstances surrounding this case. >> you can keep up with the events when "action news" is not on the air, go to, you can look through the powerful photos from the intense confrontations between pro
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testers and police. >> a couple of is recovering this morning from a violent ambush on kelly drive. it happened around 9:00 p.m. last night. police tell us two men jumped a man and woman from behind hitting the pair in their heads. the attacker took off toward the art museum. the investigation into the assault continues. >> now to an "action news" exclusive, a teenager admits to attacking a park ranger in philadelphia's love park, the whole thing was caught on cell phone video. katherine scott is covering this story live, she is in love park with the exclusive interview, good morning, katherine. >> reporter: goodgood morning, r sharrie a 19-year-old pottstown man admits he was in the video and he said else sorry. let's look at the video, you can see the philadelphia park ranger being beaten, kicked stompled
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and spit on when the ranger tried to enforce the no skate boarding rule. he claimed the ranger grabbed his friend, witnesses say the ranger never through a punch but did hold up, first, the ranger didn't fight back on purpose, because he thought he would lose his job. the three eventually ran off, curtis said he would deal with authorities when the time comes. >> i lost my cool. i was talking to people from philly, i know i i messed up, i know what i did was wrong, i can't take it back, if i could i would. >> we're being told the park ranger is doing okay, parentally he did have injuries to his head, curtis did not say anything about the other two skateboarders, live in love park, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that report. now from our delaware newsroom
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this morning, police are investigating a robbery as the potential motive for a shooting in minquadale. 30-year-old man is in critical condition with a gunshot to the chest. no arrests have been made. happening today jury selection gets underway in the trial for a bucks county teen charged with the rapes of ten young girls. 19-year-old josh benson is accused of forcing himself on girls ages 14 through 17 beginning back back in 20089. he just moved from utah to bensalem when the rapes started. benson's father john was convicted in utah of sexually abusing a child back in 2009. there's new information about the casino crisis in atlantic city, the turns out the revel casino wanted to shut it down today.
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they asked the new jersey regulators to close the $2.4 billion casino early, but the state wanted it to remain open for labor day so the hotel will close september 1 and the casino will close the next day. taking a look at wall street. stocks are -- finished mixed on friday and they have a lower open today. this concentrates the sun's rays, but it's having unwanted side effects. it's so powerful it's killing birds midair. regulators want it studied before they decide to build any moo facilities. >> the taney dragons brought home a nail biting victory at the little league world series in williamsport. in the first, mo anyway davis hit one to the right field and made it 2-0.
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texas fought back, 3-run homer made it 6-3 texas. then it came down to the very last play. a ground ball to short stop it was a routine play, but the texas short stop overflew to first base, taney wins 7-6. the heart-stopping win puts the dragons one step closer to a world series championship they play las vegas wednesday night. we continue to follow the taney dragons as their magical post season ride continues, chad perdelli will have live reports from williamsport you can see a slide show of the teen and get an update on our website at >> it's fun to watch. >> i can't wait for wednesday. coming up more stories you
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didn't see last night. a 15-year-old california man is accused of posts positioning instagram messages posting violent messages against his high school. >> 71 degrees getting up into the 80 this afternoon, it's sunscreen weather again, things change in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. i'll have the details coming up.
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>> the rash of beautiful weather keeps on going, we were at the playground too late yesterday. it was so nice. >> reporter: it was gorgeous, i was out of town and we came in yesterday, i was like, i missed a good one today. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we are still rain free across the region. we look outside, there's penns landing, the winds very light, no issue withholding on to your hats this morning. 65 degrees is the current temperature, the dewpoint, 55 down from yesterday afternoon. the winds are light at 3 miles per hour. again, comfortable and easy going to start out. you can see we'll see plenty of sunshine up over the horizon. the closest deck of clouds is back to the south and west, while that may push closer to us late in the day, generally speaking it is looking like a good looking day. i'll show you the progression of clouds, maybe as high as wilmington and across south jersey, it gets cloudier, that
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would be the line of demark indication, i think the city would have a decent chance of holding on a good amount of sunshine. that's what we'll post. 63 by 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., 74. 82 at 2:00 p.m., 83 by 3:30. 76 degrees is noontime temperature, we'll be up to 80 by 3:00 p.m. ocean water temperature is treating you well which is the case in august, uv index running high. high temperatures across the region, 82 in allentown, 84 in philadelphia, 78 down the on the cape may peninsula, a little bit cooler along the southern reaches of south jersey. ballpark, mariners are in. a good night for baseball down at citizens bank park. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast you can see
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how things are changing a little bit. we've got lots of sun, 84 today. tomorrow it will be a little bit more humid, high of 84. again, there could be an overnight shower that filters in early tomorrow morning. i don't think that's much of a big deal for most of you. monday, clouds and sun, the front is getting closer, and we could see a shower or thunderstorm on thursday, wednesday clouds seven and, friday, mostly cloudy 80 degrees, we're looking at possible shower there, although probably out of thunderstorm territory. on saturday, partly sunny, 80 degrees getting better and mostly sunny sunday, 82. union in that big national game sunday night, a lot of sporting events, a lot of stuff going on this weekend, thursday looks like the iffiest day.
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>> a 15-year-old boy is under arrest for posting online threats for shooting up his school in southern california. two den calls came into the police after this suspect posted pictures of guns. they believe he made a threat to get reaction from friends, but no intention of carrying out an attack. area school districts plan to increase security today as a precaution. disturbing details of a murder of a chicago socialite at a luxury resort in bali. she was killed and left in a suitcase in a taxi outside the saint regis resort. her 19-year-old daughter and boy friend were arrested last week. evidence shows the relationship between the mother and daughter had been rocky in the past, the couple has refused to talk to authorities without an american lawyer present.
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the pair could face the death penalty. >> 4:46, new fears arise about an ebola virus case in liberia, a possible case in the united states. we have the details coming coming up. >> an elderly man parked his car in the swimming pool. how he did it, coming up on "action news." take with you. the new smart design fits any device you have, whether it's your tablet or smart phone, no matter how large or small that screen. check it out by visiting
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>> good morning, let's take a look at your monday morning traffic spots. first up, king of prussia, the ramp from 202 and the schuylkill, the road is dry and all the lanes are open. let's go on to south philadelphia, i-95 by the walt whitman bridge, traffic moving well along i-95 between center city and the airport. the overnight construction zones are gone, but the construction restricts could give us a headache on the walt. david. >> reporter: the flight tracker has 1201 flights in the air across the great united states, we have spotty weather here or there. the only chance of severe weather appears to be smack in
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the middle of the county, probably north of kansas and in places like omaha, number nebraska and des moines. showers in western and eastern kentucky and parts of tennessee. if you have plans to head toward nashville or memphis or raleigh later on, possible low showers there, and thunderstorms, a blip in texas. the gulf coast looking okay, atlanta fine, the west coast okay, down south around huma, arizona, i doubt very many of you are going there. today's high in philadelphia under the sun is 84 degrees, tam. >> thank you, david. >> reading police are looking for two suspects in a deadly gang stabbing, five men were brought into custody, investigators say the victim showed up to fight one of the suspects, but was jumped by 6 more people. this happened saturday on the 300 block of south 6th street.
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police have the names of the two of suspects on the loose. all seven of the men belong to street gangs. new on "action news," an american who recently visited sierra leone is being tested in new mexico for ebola virus as a precaution. the women is in stable condition and not considered a probable case. in liberia, looters raided a quarantine center taking items infected with the virus. 30 patients were staying in money -- money -- and they fled. >> an 85-year-old man is alive despite crashing his car into a backyard swimming pool. the man's flip flops became tangled in the pedals, causing him to lose control when he pulled into the garage in california. he crashed through the back
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garage door and plunged into the water. he was able to get out of the does an and is uninjured. >> zoo officials say it is important to respect barriers put up around the grounds to keep visitors and animals safe. >> 20/20 anchor elizabeth vargas opens up
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37-year-old man this was the second skydiving accident this weekend. a 35-year-old man was kill during a routine dive in washington. abc anchor elizabeth vargas who has been struggling with alcohol addiction for years has returned to rehab. she checked into a facility over the weekend while on vacation. she announced in november, 2013, she said she has suffered panic attacks since she was a child and dealt with stress by drinking. >> beche hammens new career will have to mate for a moment -- will have to wait for a moment. the san antonio stars are in the playoffs. she is retiring at the end of
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the season. she will become the first female assistant coach in the nba. >> you're sitting there and you get this phone call from coach and i'm sitting there like, seriously? he said we've got a spot for you, he said i can pay you, i was like be okay, cool. >> you can watch more of the interview on "good morning america," that's at 7 after "action news." >> time now is 4:57. a park ranger is assaulted in center city. it's caught on camera. hear from the teenager who admits to the attack only on "action news." >> and one crucial tip leads rescue crews to a man trapped inside a cave. we'll tell you about the
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ms. harris: camden students face a lot of challenges but they meet them with determination and drive. chanelle: teachers like ms. harris made me feel like i'm part of a team. not just on the basketball court. but in the classroom. ms. harris: chanelle is not just a star athlete. she is a star student. chanelle: i headed to clemson university where i can combine my love of sports and learning- and maybe even win a championship. ms. harris: i wouldn't bet against her. or any of my students reaching for their dreams.
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>> good morning, it is 5:00 a.m. on this monday,
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august 18. matt is off, sharrie williams is joining us. >> national guard troops have been called into ferguson missouri when a peaceful protest takes a violent turn. >> skateboarders spit and stop on a park ranger. >> let's take a look at weather and traffic. for that we'll go over to david murphy, great weather, karen rogers has the traffic. >> reporter: we'll start with satellite on the big board. we have the promise of pleasant of sunshine, with high pressure overhead there's a line of cloud cover that's going to be workin acuhe
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