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admitted to accidentally leaving their kids unattended in a hot car? >> and that's just those who have admitted it. we get so distracted and think this will never happen. a great piece of advice someone gave me, put something in the backseat that you know you have to retrieve whether it's your wallet, your purse, a flip phone to make sure that baby is safe. >> makes a lot of sense. >> yes. >> thank you for that piece of advice. the more we keep talking about it, the more awareness we'll raise. >> great story and great to have you with us this weekend. we should say that mariana is on every night on our sister network fusion. it's a joint venture of abc and univision's which she tells me is correctly pronounced univision. >> i love to hear that. >> way to go. >> i'll be here speaking in spanish all weekend. check your cable listings for more. [ speaking a foreign language ] moving on now. [ speaking a foreign language ] there is an old expression when elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers but this morning some corporate behemoths are doing battle and us little
guys -- we're the grass in this analo analo analo analo analogy -- are again fitting. your wireless bill may be going down and abc's rebecca jarvis explains. >> reporter: call them a casualty of the fierce competition for your mobile phone business. >> welcome to the framily. >> i've been hearing good things about sprint. >> reporter: sprint ditching the so-called framily plan and now in place of that talking hamster. >> better call quality. >> it's fast, right? >> reporter: launching a price war to lure customers away from rivals. for $60 a month sprint unveiling unlimited talk, text and data. that's 20 bucks cheaper than the same plan at t-mobile plus this extra sweetener from sprint, dump the competition and get up to $350 back. >> all the carriers are enemies. they're all competitors doing everything they can to lock up subscribers. >> reporter: t-mobile fighting back with its own new offer. get a friend to ditch sprint, verizon or at&t and you both get unlimited lte data for a year for free. >> so much for at&t's best ever family pricing. >> you're not making phone calls
anymore. you're sending imessages and you're checking facebook. you're streaming video and that eats up a lot of data, so people are trying to find the best data plan and the best value. >> reporter: the best news about this battle for your business, the winner may actually be you. >> if you live in an area with a good connection from sprint or t-mobile, go with whatever is cheaper and you're going to win out. >> it's unbelievable. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> all right. we are heading into a huge night for a little league team that we've been following now for a long time. they defied the odds and charmed the pants off many americans. >> the kids from the south side of chicago, one of the toughest neighborhoods in america, they are playing for the championship in the little league world series. they're up against the powerhouse team from las vegas, and sara has this story. good morning, sara. >> good morning, guys. this world series has so many people on the edge of their seats. one reason is this scrappy team from the south side of chicago, so if you like a cinderella story, this is a game you don't want to miss.
today to make it into the little league world series final, the underdogs from jackie robinson west will have to take down the powerhouse mountain ridge team from las vegas. for these players from one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of chicago, the little league world series trophy is more than just a prize. it's a beacon of hope. >> it's a good thing to know that kids can do anything. >> reporter: for the first chicago team to make it this far in decades, getting to this pivotal game was no easy task. on august 21st they had to get through another fan favorite team, philadelphia's taney dragons. >> chicago to the united states championship game. >> reporter: their opponents, this las vegas squad of home run hitters so dominant in their run that they've outscored teams 33-5 in just three games. >> we are going to do some defense, some offense and practice and we're going to get ready for the west. >> reporter: regardless of the
outcome jackie robinson west have already won the hearts of an entire city. >> what they've had to overcome is substantial, the lure of the streets, and they have just embraced baseball the way kids should everywhere in america and they've been successful. >> reporter: they also caught the eye of their namemake jackie robinson's widow, rachel robinson who wrote to one of the players said thanks for upholding the legacy of my husband, jack. through your hard work and excellent teamwork. >> doesn't matter what happens. it matter what is happens tonight but these kids are winners. >> they've already won making it this far after 31 years they've won. >> if you want to catch the big game, sara, thank you very much. las vegas versus chicago right here on abc this afternoon at 3:30 eastern. before that, at 12:30 it's south korea and japan, and the two winners will play for it all, the international title tomorrow. did you get that? >> so they could -- so the kids from chicago could win the u.s. title and the world title. >> yes. >> all right. i'm excited. >> win it all, all the cookies. >> all the cookies. let's make a segue now to weather and meteorologist from
wews jason nicholas, great to have you with us this weekend. what you got? >> dan, great to be with you, as well. you know, it's been a summerless summer for many spots across the east coast and that will change today. dangerous heat and humidity across the south and east. heat indexes running 100 to 110. so when you combine the air temperature and humidities, 15 states, heat advisories and heat warnings. there's no heat across the north and east. pleasant weather, our dearth of dog days continues. boston, no 90-degree days this month, new york city has seen only four all year. temperatures will slowly warm. take a live look right now. new york city, the big apple they're playing the third round of the barclays today. should be some pretty good weather after morning clouds. season weather across the pacific northwest, temperatures in the lower 80s. meanwhile, rain and believe it or not, mountain snows across northern montana, winter weather advisories are out in the middle >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist
chris sowers with this accuweather update. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing lighter rains across montgomery and bucks counties this morning. but we have heavier pocket across chester anticipate berks. we're expecting clouds today the winds will strengthen a little bit out of the east/northeast. temperatures will be held down, 77 today. 80 tomorrow, closing in on 90 by >> another look at your nation's weather coming up next half hour. dan, paula. >> thank you, sir. >> did you hear him say dearth of dog days. >> that's called alliteration. i love that. the baby-sitter who got so fed up with the kids in her care, she did something radical, burning down the house, the security footage that led to an arrest. plus, gutsy gator hunters. the death-defying mission to wrangle a record reptile. 700-pound whopper. >> also alliterative, by the way. >> did you like that? >> and rehearsal gone wrong. what happened when nicki minaj
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>> it is 8:27 on this saturday morning, i'm eva pilgrim. sky6 live hd taking a live look with the clouds hanging over cape may, new jersey. let's head outside to meteorologist chris sowers with a check of the accuweather forecast. you're getting rained on. >> reporter: i was just going to say we had a lot of picture-perfect saturday motion, this is not one of them. we have a band of showers pushing through this morning. this afternoon we're checking cooler temperatures and most of the wet weather will be confined
>> well, meet these gator hunters on the prowl for -- not gio benitez but for the massive monsters in mississippi. there we go with the alliteration again. you won't believe how big these creatures can get. gio goes along for the ride. and good morning, america. i'm paula faris. better him than us. >> i was just going to say, this is an assignment i would rather give to the guy with the big bicep. >> so big of you. > so big, yes. that's one way to put it. also coming up it's going to be tough for many of us to say good-bye to "mad men" when the final show airs soon and it's also tough for the cast and crew. we're going to show you a look at the souvenirs they took with the one and only sara haines. first the baby-sitter accused of shocking behavior. she's now under arrest down in texas. >> authorities calling her an arsonist claiming she set fire to the very home where she was employed, apparently upset over the way she was being treated and abc's ryan owens has more. >> reporter: police say this
baby-sitter got so annoyed with the preteen girls she had been caring for, she set their bedrooms on fire. 57-year-old martha dreher is charged with arson this morning. glen williams says she targeted his daughters. is there it was definitely a vendetta against the two girls. >> reporter: the girls were out of town with their dad so no one was hurt. dreher worked for the family for a couple of months. she denies setting the fire but tells investigators she was tired of dealing with the girls and wanted to quit. >> and she said that it was horrible, that the girls -- my oldest had been very disrespectful. >> reporter: detectives say these surveillance cameras caught her driving up to the empty house in austin, texas, earlier this month, then leaving 20 minutes later. with flames visible from the girls' bedroom windows. hours later, the girls' older brother came home. >> my son adam came in and said, dad, i just went to the kitchen. there's a lot of smoke.
>> reporter: dreher has pleaded not guilty, and her attorney said she had no reason to lash out at those girls. >> the thing that we are going to be pushing for in addition to obviously lie detector tests and everything else that we can do to prove her innocence is evidence. >> reporter: meanwhile, glenn williams is gutting his historic 90-year-old home but repairing that is easy compared to explaining to his daughters that their baby-sitter is now an accused arsonist. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, los angeles. >> domestic situation going very, very wrong. >> and the one thing you always look from your caretaker or nanny or baby-sitter, trustworthyness. >> absolutely. a lot of other news overnight we will take another look at the headlines and for that we turn it over to the man we know by his mandarin name bao bao. >> just call me bao bao. hi again, dan and paula. and sara, good morning, everyone. in the news, the white house is calling the execution of american journalist james foley a terrorist act against the united states.
this as the president is weighing options to step up the fight against the islamist group isis which executed foley. u.s. warplanes hit isis targets near iraq's mosul dam on friday. isis is threaten iing to kill more american hostages in retaliation for those american air strikes. and take a look at this. large explosion in the middle of the air. spacex. a private space agency founded by billionaire entrepreneur elon musk was performing a test flight friday night in texas when things didn't go quite as planned. >> not really. >> not really. >> the test of the three-engine rocket was pushing the limits further or farther than any previous test. there were no injuries, however. and an important recall to tell you about. more than 2 million bean bag chairs sold on amazon and at walmart stores are now being recalled. the reason, children could, could become trapped inside and suffoca suffocate. the bean bag chairs being blamed for the deaths of two children. and finally, sara, an
unbee-lievabe story. 50,000 discovered living in an apartment in keeps. she noticed a few bees in her home, given no thought to it. it was a neighbor, a friendly neighbor or adversarial neighbor who finally complained to the building's manager which led to the discovery. beekeepers -- look at that -- removed the bees and their 17 honeycombs. they, the bees, not the people who live there will be relocated outside the city on a farm. >> that's a honey machine. >> does she get to keep any of the honey? >> she does not. get this, she said she misses the bees already. >> she misses the bees. >> she misses the bees. >> the low hum helped her fall asleep at night. >> who knows? >> a lot of white noise there. >> i don't know how you miss 50,000 bees in your home but it happened. >> yeah. >> allegedly happened. >> that's an unbee-lievable story. >> unbee-lievable. >> so bad. i apologize. >> i thought it was funny. >> maybe jason nicholas can help us recover. >> maybe not.
>> un-beelievably not, no. here's what's going on now across the south and east, showers and thunderstorms of. temperatures in the 80s and nice. how about charleston, south carolina, 99 yesterday and possibly today. warmest air they've seen in more than two years. how about a live look now? myrtle beach looking live, the grand strand ocean boulevard. temperatures today there along the coast near 90. but all eyes are on the topics. cristobal could form as early as monday into tuesday affecting the south and east. rough surf the big story here across the southwest. temperatures in the 70s and 80s and because of the tropical systems across the pacific, we'll watch for those high seas across southern california. the midwest, our absent summer continues. no 90-degree days for chicago. only three this year. normally they'd have had 14 by this time of the year. slowly the heat, the humidity will build, chicago could hit 90 as early as monday. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update.
a little bit of light to moderate rain north and west of the city, all that closing in on the philadelphia area. it's not going to be a wash, but accuweather says expect cloud >> and that weather report brought to you by target. back to the desk. >> stick around, jason. we are going alligator hunting coming up next. >> was that your deep vice. >> that was my deep, serious voice coming up on "gma." in the water, in the dead of night and on the hunt for giant alligators lurking in the waters, our gio benitez going for the ride. and a snake surprise. nicki minaj's rehearsal at the video music awards not what she expected up ahead in "pop news." we promised there will be news without reptiles in it. we promise. >> or bees. >> or cats. ♪
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beasts of the bayou landing huge record-setting monsters like this 15-foot-long creature caught in alabama. last weekend. >> it doesn't even look real but it is. >> it is. >> how much did it weigh? >> according to the teleprompter, it weighed over a thousand pound, paula. >> and the people searching for these gators in the dead of night, they aren't letting anything stop them. abc's gio benitez went along for the ride. >> reporter: it's midnight deep in the dark waters of the mississippi delta and we're along for the final 48 hours of this record-breaking alligator hunting season. meet beth trammell and her family of unusual gator hunters. they caught this 723-pounder. and just an hour later dustin bachmann and his team wrangled this one, four pounds heavier, so on this night we hit the pitch black swamps of mississippi with that ordinary suburban family turned reptile wranglers. >> beth, you're a paralegal by day, alligator hunter by night. >> the alligator queen. >> reporter: the alligator queen.
for the next three hours of chasing, the trammells would spot gators, but they'd disappear underwater as soon as they spotted us. i saw his eyes, those red eyes. >> come on, buddy. come on up. >> reporter: at about five feet long, some people might be wondering why do you do this? >> we eat the meat. i don't see any difference between that and the prepackaged meat in the grocery store worth. >> reporter: that giant catch, they'll have 10 pounds of meat. 46. >> jerk the line. >> reporter: enough to last months. and that record breaker dustin bachmann, the battle would go on for hours. >> i got it. let it go. stop. an 11-foot monster captured right in front of our cameras. >> we set out tonight with hopes of catching an alligator. it's really hard to get one. i just enjoy being out here and love doing it. >> reporter: for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, the mississippi delta. >> speechless.
well, coming up on "good morning america," from one beast to another, hugh jackman's secret to that superhero bod. it's all coming up in "pop news" with the one, the only sara haines. >> that's me. >> that's her. ♪ intense joint pain that got worse and worse. then my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. enbrel helps relieve pain and stop joint damage. i've been on the course and on the road. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure, or if you have symptoms such as persistent fever, bruising, bleeding,
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♪ >> we need a drummer over here. >> you know when ron starts tapping on his coffee mug, it's time for "pop news." >> time for sara. and a slithering snake stole the show during nicki minaj's rehearsal for her appearance on this weekend's mtv video music awards. tmz reports the reptile took a bite out of one of nicki's dancers. it's why you should never dance with snakes while she was performing her hit "anaconda." it was said to be nonvenomous but the dancer was taken to the
hop as a precaution and no word on whether it, the snake, of course, will be performing in sunday night's show. plus i've always wanted to do this. breaking pop news, this just in, another mishap. this one involving iggy azalea. the singer in a slightly less than fancy move -- sorry for the pun -- falling off the stage. >> oh, no. >> during a benefit concert for the vmas but proved herself ever the trouper, barely missing a beat and going on singing. >> she is fancy. >> she is fancy. the snake was my favorite. didn't we learn from britney spears. >> you'd think. >> you don't carry reptiles on stage but britney did it very well. hugh jackman is keeping that wolverine body of his in crazy and the shooup hero pulling off some major moves just like dan harris during some grueling training sessions while filming "pan" produced by disney, which is the parent company of abc. you can see him there. >> oh. >> do you know what that is? >> dead lifting nearly 400 pounds. two ron claibornes. >> why doesn't he have hair? what's going on? well, the actor is sporting a
shaved head and heavy facial scruff for his role as blackbeard in that movie coming up. >> i could deadlift like 100 pounds probably. >> but would you shave your head and grow -- >> no. >> -- a goatee? >> that's tomorrow in "pop news." >> talks about anacondas, you seen these? >> because you don't want none. >> that's what i'm saying. >> "mad men" will always be remembered for its period clothing and furniture. well, the cast and crew took that to heart on the final week of shooting actually snapping up some serious souvenirs. creator matthew winer took don draper's clio and roger sterling's bar because it was the happiest bar in the show and elisabeth moss who plays copyrighter peggy olsen snagged the ring she wore every episode and the red thermos she took from show to show and her beloved typewriter. how cool. >> i'm going to miss that show. >> i am just catching up now so i cannot wait -- >> when did the season start to air -- air? >> it's soon. i don't actually know.
>> love when i get to ask sara haines a question that she doesn't know. >> next year. >> it's next year for the last episode. >> yeah. >> why do you -- >> don't -- >> seriously. >> a mad woman -- >> dan, this is one, if dog is man's best friend, how do you explain this parrot. check out vito the macaw who is just -- >> dan. >> he just loves to follow his owner on his motorcycle until greece. this is a macaw which is a parrot. a colorful bird. riding along. >> he's videotaping it on his motorcycle while he's doing it. >> well, he has someone on the back and he has a gopro. you don't drive and shoot at the same time. >> it's a good idea. >> the two apparently do this all the time. macaws can fly up to 30 miles an hour. this guy obviously has a need for speed. this video goes on for six some minutes and the bird just keeps side to side and coming close. it's so cool. >> it's beautiful. >> almost looks real too, huh. >> that's what taking your pet for a walk looks like when you have a bird rather than a chihuahua. >> got you. >> what do your chihuahuas do on a walk. >> prance, prance, prance, go right back inside.
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>> good morning, it is saturday, august 23, i'm eva pilgrim. here's what we're following for you right now on "action news." a bucks county teen who raped ten girls in bucks county is heading the prison. presidential statue disappearance from a front porch in northeastern pennsylvania, where it ended up is coming up. first let's get a check of the accuweather forecast. saw you get a little wet out there today. >> reporter: it rained in parts of the area, it's not going to be a bad day, this afternoon we're expecting a little bit of sunshine. not too terribly bad, i know a lot of you like to see full sun on the weekend. we have a band of showers pushing through.
that's the center city skyline as we arrive on sky6 live hd. there's the view on storm tracker 6 live double scan, there's the band of showers moving into the lehigh valley into our northwestern suburbs and crossing over the delaware valley into portions of south jersey. every now and then you pick up a pocket of heavier rain for the most part this is on the lighter side. temperature are cool, 62 degrees, manners creek, 62. saint davis 65. chester and center city, 6. glass borough, 70. cinnaminson, 67. buena, 71, woodbine, 68 degrees, the day planner looks like, a lot of clouds. it will be hard to shake the clouds. 78 degrees, this afternoon, mainly cloudy there can be a spritz or