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good morning, america. new overnight, united in prayer, grief and defiance. ♪ we shall overcome ♪ >> charleston turns to faith as the families of the victims deliver a remarkable message in court. >> i will never talk to her ever again. i will never be able to hold her again. but i forgive you. >> we are now learning much more about the young suspect in the massacre at the emanuel ame church, and we have team coverage from south carolina. fires and floods. wildfires tear through five states. the all-out fight on the ground. >> leave the line, jay. let's get out of here. >> and in the air, plus, flooding fears. waterlogged in the center of the country.
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the hail and the deadly lightning and the storm now on the move. missing chef. the man who once cooked for presidents, the champ from "iron chef". >> and the winner is -- chef scheib. >> disappearing in the mountains. the tough terrain and the clues left behind. the latest on the desperate search this morning. and battle for the ball. a-rod's historic shot sends him into the record books. >> he did it in style. he joins the 3,000 hit club with a home run. >> about the ball, the fan who caught it and why he may never give it back. hey, good morning, also coming up new developments to report in that prison escape story. officials now confirming there have been two possible sightings of the killers who broke out of a maximum security prison in upstate new york. where the men were possibly seen
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and why another prison worker has been placed on leave in just a moment. we do begin with the latest in the massacre at the emanuel ame church in charleston, south carolina. overnight a packed vigil. you can see them locking arms singing songs and remembering the nine people that were shot dead inside that church. all of this after a dramatic and very moving courtroom confrontation between the families of the victims and the young suspect, dillylann roof. abc's steve osunsami beginning our coverage in charleston this morning. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, paula. i have to tell you i'm still struck by something we're seeing days after the killings. people are still marching up with flowers in their hands and grief on their faces to pay their respects to the people who were killed here and these are people of all ages and all colors. the police have set up a barricade to make more room for them in the street. authorities are also telling us this morning that the 21-year-old they have in custody who reportedly wanted to start a
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race war is confessing to the murders here. at 21-year-old's dylann roof's first court appearance a judge decided to keep him locked up with a million dollar bond. >> you're charged with nine counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. >> reporter: while off camera the families of the nine people he's accused of murdering were speaking out with surprising compassion for roof. he could hear their every word, the daughter of ethel lance speaking to him directly. >> i will never talk to her ever again. i will never be able to hold her again. but i forgive you. >> reporter: the mother of tywanza sanders shed tears as she spoke. police say roof meant to kill african-americans. >> we welcomed you into our bible study study with open arms. you have killed some of the most beautifulest people that i know. every fiber in my body hurts and
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i'll never be the same. >> reporter: but the sister of reverend depayne middle tongue says she's struggling? for me i'm a work in progress and i acknowledge that i am very angry bun one thing the pain is always joined in our family is she taught me we are the family that love built. we have no room for hate. so we have to forgive, and i pray god on your soul. >> reporter: her cousin also a reverend tells us she's grieving badly. >> she was my big cousin. she was my big sister and everything she did i wanted to do it too. ♪ we shall overcome ♪ >> reporter: a near capacity crowd came to this college basketball arena for a vigil. >> beloved, if you will think about the nine names. >> reporter: praying for the dead friday night. >> if that young man thought he was going to divide this community or divide this country
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with his racial hatred, we here today and all across america resoundingly say he measurably failed. [ applause ] >> reporter: the families here are still waiting for the medical examiner to finish his process and release them the bodies so that they can begin to plan funerals. dan. >> steve, thank you. and what the mayor said about the failure to divide that community, very powerful. steve osunsami, thank you once again. meanwhile, we are starting to get a fuller picture this morning of the suspected gunman, dylann roof. we all saw him in court with his bowl cut and baby face and dead eyes and, meanwhile, we're hearing contradictory things from his friends. some say roof was an outspoken and unabashed racist but now a black friend is coming forward to say roof was not a hater at all. abc's cecilia vega is covering this angle of the story. >> reporter: police say dylann roof walked into that charleston church with a premeditated plan to kill. >> my mission is to bring justice for this community and especially for the victims in this case. >> reporter: this morning search warrants shedding new light on one of the deadliest attacks on a house of worship in u.s.
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history. investigators say before the massacre roof joined bible study in the church basement praying for an hour then he stood up, pulled out a handgun and opened fire shooting each of his victims multiple times, standing over one of them and uttering what police call a racially inflammatory statement. but on friday, he barely said more than a syllable in court. >> what is your age? >> 21. >> you're 21 years old. are you employed? >> no, sir. >> reporter: his friend ss are talking revealing more details about the 21-year-old high school dropout. caleb brown said he and brown roof were friends since childhood hanging out as recently as last year. >> the stuff that he got in trouble for at school was always just like little tiny behavioral tsk, tsk, don't do those things. >> reporter: in fact, the friend he knows isn't a bigot at all.
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>> who i knew him then back then is mind boggling. he's not what i would ever say before i knew that this happened would be racist towards anybody at all. >> reporter: but joseph meeks tells a very different story. he spent time with roof just a day before the alleged attack. he calls roof a loner who advocated for segregation and spoke openly of his hatred of black people. >> he said that he thought that the black in general as a race was bringing down the white race. he wanted to make something spark up the race war again. >> reporter: police say that among those who ultimately helped identify roof in surveillance photos after wednesday's shooting, his own father and uncle. that same uncle telling abc news he would push the button himself if his nephew, who this morning is behind bars in a south carolina jail, receives the death penalty. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, charleston. >> such a puzzling picture of the alleged shooter. cecilia, thank you. and there are fresh developments in morning in the massive manhunt for those convicted killers who
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escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate new york. prison officials taking actions against another employee and brand-new leads on where they may be and how they may be traveling. abc's linzie janis is at the prison with more. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, paula. for the first time police are sharing specific details about two possible sightings with the public of richard matt and david sweat occurring a roughly six-hour drive away from here the prison where they escaped exactly two weeks ago. overnight, major developments in the manhunt for two prison escapees. police confirming reports of possible sightings of the convicted killers along the new york/pennsylvania border 380 miles from the clinton correctional facility they broke out of 14 days ago. >> we will go wherever we are needed. >> reporter: the first possible sighting occurring on june 13th near a rail yard in erwin, new york. then a day later reports of two
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men walking near route 115, about 17 miles away in lindley approaching the pennsylvania border. police confirming the reports fit the description of richard matt and david sweat. >> i can assure everybody here and everyone who is listening or reading these reports that every lead is being followed up on to its conclusion. >> reporter: overnight investigators also confirming they're scouring surveillance video possibly showing the two men in nearby corning, new york. authorities asking residents in the area to be on alert, and this morning, prison officials say a second corrections officer has been placed on leave in connection with the ongoing investigation into the escape. the first, joyce mitchell, arrested last week for allegedly providing matt and sweat with tools they used in their breakout. the name of that officer placed on leave not yet released. there are also reports that police are investigating additional corrections officers
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that may have played some sort of role in the escape. dan. >> lingering questions remain, of course, linzie, thank you for your reporting. we are also following a big severe weather story this morning. 46 million americans in the bull's-eye this weekend as the stubbornly persistent, slow-moving remnants of tropical storm bill bring possible flooding from indiana to new york. some towns are being evacuated. other bracing for severe storms and rob is tracking it all. rob, good morning. >> good morning, dan, you're right. it is stubborn. this thing has held together remarkably well. you can see center of the circulation rolling up the ohio river. a lot of flooding with this and severe weather. this is one of two systems pounding the u.s. last night. overnight, the skies jammed with severe storms. a new weather system pummeling montana, wyoming and the dakotas serving up heavy rainfall, hard-hitting hail, some the size of golf balls forcing drivers off the roads and more floodwaters and remnants of tropical storm bill still wreaking havoc uprooting trees,
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dropping tornadoes, flood watches issued across 11 states from illinois to new york. rivers in texas and oklahoma remain floodeded. still near record highs. in ohio, this river swelling over its banks. and in illinois, five reports of tornado damage. one twister ripping off the roof of this illinois home. widespread flooding across the state washing away roads and turning parking lots into lakes. in the south, fallen trees trampling homes and crushing cars in tennessee. >> it's bad. it's worse than what i expected. >> reporter: and in florida, three funnels caught in the same shot. severe thunderstorms in that state taking the life of an 81-year-old man who was struck by lightning. >> just out for his daily walk and apparently seen the thunderstorm coming and was headed home. >> we are going to see more lightning today, but i think flooding is going to be the main issue because, bill what's left has a lot of moisture with it. up the ohio river. this is where you're seeing your flood watches. all the way into
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the new york metropolitan area. see those rains later on tonight, how much rain, 2 to 4 inches back from charleston. i think lexington, kentucky getting just north of d.c., tremendous amount of rainfall with this. there is a severe weather component. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. >> look forward to that. thanks, rob. we're tracking another major weather story out of control wildfires out west. it is hot and dry which, of course, is the perfect recipe for fire. more than a dozen are blazing right now. the biggest in the san bernardino national forest in southern california, and there's also trouble in alaska. abc's kayna whitworth has more. >> reporter: five western states up in flames, the nearly 59,000 acres burning is being tracked by nasa. families have watched 37 homes burn in alaska. >> leave the line, jay. let's get out of here. >> reporter: national guard blackhawks, the only thing able to reach some of the six fires burning in the wilderness of the last frontier. the governor declaring a state disaster. the lake fire in california's san bernardino national forest scorching 13,000 acres. more than 20 hot shot crews are
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now battling this fire. some deep in the wilderness. others working on a controlled burn. you can see all the spot fires they've set to help eat up that fuel before it reaches the road. that road held and kept the city of big bear safe. but with containment levels at just 10%, more crews are being added. this is just one of several fires burning in drought-stricken california. smoke seen hovering south over san diego, as well. firefights this early in the season is concerning for troops. the days are long and hot and far from over. but the people they are protecting are more than thankful. >> they're all up here working hard, and we really do appreciate it. without them, we wouldn't have any of the forest left. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, big bear, california. >> our thanks to kayna. a lot of other news breaking overnight. and for that, as always we turn it over to ron who is leading with another arrest in the homegrown terror fight. >> yeah another one of those cases. good morning to you, dan, paula,
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sara, good morning, everyone. we begin with that homegrown terror bust in cleveland where a cleveland man under arrest facing federal terrorism related charges accused of using social media to pledge his support for isis and recruit people to join that group. amir al ghazi was arrested after allegedly trying to buy an ak-47 from undercover agents. the arrest comes just as the u.s. state department released new figures showing that there was a surge in global terror attacks worldwide. it said more than 32,000 were killed in 2014 in more than 12,000 terrorist attacks, that's 35% higher than the year before. and in wisconsin, four people were rescued as the boat they were riding in began to sink in lake michigan. the 31-foot charter boat started taking on water friday afternoon and the coast guard rushing to the scene in response to the captain's distress call. >> we already have our life jackets on. the batteries are underwater and i don't have much more time often this thing.
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>> the boat did sink but none of the passengers injured. officials will work on salvaging that vessel later today. and take a look at this video. three men working on a bridge in pennsylvania when suddenly parts of that bridge collapsed. security cameras capture the moment that two of the construction workers came crashing down. the bridge was undergoing repairs because of flood damage from last year. the workers are expected to survive. good news. in the uk, a high-flying save caught on camera. watch as a parachute fails to open midair during one of the stunts. his teammate swoops in grabbing his parachute midair and helping the other guy to safety. thousands at the red devil show holding their breath collectively throughout the routine. both men today are okay. finally, yankee slugger alex rodriguez reaching another milestone but the ball is the one getting a lot of attention. a-rod belting a home run for the 3,000th hit of his career and the fan who ended up with the
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ball, his name is zack hample. he's back there somewhere. he's in right field. >> he's in the white shirt. >> yankees reportedly asked -- requested he give the ball to give it back to a-rod but so far hample is refusing taking to twitter to show off his career. he has a collection of 8,000 baseballs. he's even written a book about how to catch a ball at a game. reportedly this ball could be worth as much as 50,000 bucks to a collector. a lot of money. >> why didn't you catch it? >> i was way up in right field where no ball can reach. believe me. >> if i recall, a-rod has plenty of money. why doesn't he give him 50 grand and give the ball back. >> it's the principle, dan. it's the principle. >> this guy is a professional. it's what he does, so if he wants to keep the ball he can keep the ball. >> they are going to offer him tickets and other memorabilia but he's probably going to hold out for the money. show me the money, he says. >> you could do all kinds of fun things. come on. 40 years ago -- >> you're blaming a rife rod?
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>> no, i think a-rod should get the ball. he hit it. come on. 40 years ago a film came out that literally changed everything. that was "jaws," not only did it make us think twice about dipping our toe into the ocean, it also invented the concept of the summer blockbuster. abc's nick watt has more. [ playing the theme to "jaws" ] >> you're going to need a bigger boat. summer was considered a bad time to release a movie. >> reporter: before it made that much money, summer was considered a bad time to release a movie. >> "jaws" was one of the most notoriously troubled movies in history. >> reporter: they had to limit the mechanical shark's screen time. dumb luck the director steven spielberg told "jaws," the inside story made the movie better. >> what we don't see which is truly frightening. that invited the audience to come to the movie bringing their collective imaginations, and their imaginations helped me make that film a success. >> i'm going to get my
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raft and go back out on the water. >> reporter: "jaws" second victim was played by jeff then and now. >> still get checks any time it's shown on tv anywhere. i always say it pays to die. any time i die on tv i get a check. >> reporter: "jaws" pilgrims from all over the world are still visiting. they come to see amity which is actually edgerton. hasn't changed much in 40 years. and they come to see the beach and that bridge which is still known by locals as "jaws" bridge. >> the legacy of "jaws" is, you know, for better or worse, the movies got bigger and more spectacular. >> reporter: 40 years ago. can you believe it? >> shark! >> reporter: that music, the fear, never leaves you. >> oh, boys, i think he's come back for his noon feeding. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, martha's vineyard. >> awesome movie. >> ooh. >> two notes that are so powerful. ♪ da da ♪
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>> just like that a little known fact about rob marciano, you actually were a tour guide in martha's vineyard where it was shot. >> that bridge was part of tour. i fished for squid off that bridge and jumped off that bridge. >> how do you say it? >> martha's vineyard. i'll take you around the island. >> well done. >> impressive.'ll go to chicago where the severe thunderstorms threaten you and right now it's a little bit hazy, it's a little bit humid and that add fuel to the fire although the general complex of storms will weaken as it heads your way into minnesota and wisconsin and des moines and southern illinois, large hail. the other spots we are worried about are the parts of the mid atlantic. we have severe weather in the northern plains and wyoming and montana. thrlts -- there it is at 9:00 p.m. tonight. the front pushes through two
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rounds of storms i should say. this is what else left of bill. here comes the rain up the ohio river gets into the washington, d.c. area this afternoon and new york city later on tonight. that's a look at the national outlook, hot across the southwest, here's the local forecast. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. we have showers across the lehigh valley, we'll get you outside, they say a cloudy day sticky high humidity levels in the 70s later on. there could hit or miss showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. father's day not going to be a wash. we start out with morning rain and brightens up later in the day, another round 67 thunderstorms move in, 88 degrees feeling like the 90s.
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>> boston/new england accent. >> what's in that? >> quahog. >> karl hog? >> cowhog. >> quahog. don't ask me how to spell it. >> what is it? >> it's a type of clam. >> oh okay. can you just say clam chowder? >> say clam chowder. >> chowder. >> rob confessing on many levels this morning he's a chowder head. we appreciate it. here's what's coming up on the show this morning. the frantic search in the mountains of new mexico for the former white house chef who's gone missing. where is walter scheib? plus, the potential dangers of those backyard fire pits. how to keep your family safe. and need a caring friend, the so-called robot with a heart goes on sale today up ahead in "pop news." no, it's not ron claiborne. >> is it you? "good morning america" is brought to you by liberty mutual insurance. see car insurance in a whole new light. you owned your car for four years. you named it brad. you loved brad. and then you totaled him. you two had been through everything together.
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coming up, he cooked for two first families. a former executive chef in the white house now gone missing. the search efforts going on this morning. keep it right here on "gma." we're right back.
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>> good morning, it is 8:27, i'm eva pilgrim, sky6 live hd taking aive lieu look for us now -- taking a live look for us now over center city. let's head outside to chris sowers with the latest from accuweather. >> reporter: good morning, eva. warm and sticky on the terrace. we have a little bit of a breeze
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♪ venkman, what happened. >> he slimed me. ♪ ghostbusters ♪ >> that's great. actual contact. can you move? >> ray, ray, come in, please. >> i feel so funky. >> spengler, i'm with venkman, he got slimed. ♪ and it don't look good ♪ >> oh, that is a classic scene in "ghostbusters." a close encounter with an ugly little spud. it feels so funky, it's coming up in "pop news." we're going to have a first look at the all female remake that is going to be coming out shortly. sara will have that. on that note we want to say good morning, america. we hope that this doesn't feel funky to you right now. >> or funky in a good way. >> or in a good way, yes. >> i'm looking forward to the new "ghostbusters." >> i am too. >> it's going to be great. i loved the other ones, cats and dogs living together. also coming up this morning, they are a staple of summer, the backyard fire pit.
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they can be a fun way to bring the family together but they can also be dangerous and this morning one family is hoping that you will learn from what happened to them. we'll tell you about that in a moment. but we're going to start here with the mystery involving a chef who has served presidents prime ministers and dozens of other world leaders for more than a decade. >> walter scheib was the executive chef at the white house during many of the clinton and bush years and this morning, he is missing in the mountains of new mexico. there's now a massive search on in the air, on foot and on horseback and abc's devin dwyer is at the white house with more. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. walter scheib held one of the most prestigious culinary jobs in the world. executive chef at the white house and this morning his friends tell me they are stunned by his disappearance. >> and the winner is -- chef scheib. >> he's a celebrity "iron chef" who spent 11 years running the white house kitchen. >> smoky char on the background. i mean, that's what we want to have. >> reporter: in 1994 he impressed a new first lady
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hillary clinton with a dish he shared on "gma." >> well, this may have been the dish that got the job for me. it's a pecan crusted rack of australian lamb. >> reporter: this morning scheib is missing, not seen in more than a week after apparently setting out on a hike in the popular taos ski valley 75 miles from new mexico. authorities say he was new to the area and lightly equipped for a rugged climb. >> he had at the best a light jacket and running shoes for the wilderness as opposed to real hiking boots. >> reporter: the four-mile yerba trail rising 3700 feet. no clean drinking water. high risk of an avalanche or rock slide. >> all we know is it is normal for him to have gone on these hikes and, but exactly what his experience is, we don't know. >> reporter: search teams are scouring the area on foot and horseback, but the only sign of shooik his black subaru with florida plates found tuesday parked here at the trail head. investigators tell abc news why scheib disappeared remains a total mystery. the 61-year-old culinary superstar knows the clintons and
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bushes like few do. >> mrs. clinton really enjoyed hot sauce. >> reporter: for george w. bush scheib knew his special splurge. >> when the president comes back from his workout he has a variety of different things he likes, cheeseburgers is one of them. >> reporter: scheib's former colleagues tell me he helped to americanize the cuisine at the white house and helped recruit current executive chef cristeta comerford, the first woman on the job and this morning his friends say they're hopeful he'll be found alive and back in the kitchen soon. dan and paula. >> yes, let's hope for the best. thank you, devin. we want to turn things over to ron who has more on that tragedy in charleston. >> hi again, paula, dan, sara and robert. we begin with a tribute to the nine victims of the charleston, south carolina church massacre. thousands of people joining arms packing a basketball arena for a vigil remembering those victims who were shot dead inside charleston's emanuel ame church. hours earlier families say they forgave the shooter, dylann roof
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during his first court appearance. police in old town spring, texas, trying to track down this man caught on surveillance camera dousing the back deck of a bar with some kind of flammable liquid. moments later the patio erupts in flames and the suspect takes off. and here in new york city one ton of illegal ivory was crushed in times square. the event was part of an effort to raise awareness about the illegal ivory trade and elephant poaching and to urge the public not to buy ivory products. and finally you're looking at the country's top dog, yes, i said dog for the first time ever the national hero dog award from los angeles animal shelter has gone to a cat. >> how could that happen? >> who could forget well it's tara the cat. last year saving a 4-year-old boy jeremy from a dog that attacked him while riding his bike. >> the dog comes up, tries to get the back -- >> you have to see this -- the cat is going to come flying from the right there. >> that's weird that the dog just went after him like that. >> i know, it is. >> tara comes out. oh. yeah. to the rescue.
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top dog award, tara, wins a year's supply of dog food. >> okay, good -- >> what? >> cat food. that's a joke. >> cats are nature's perfect killing machine? that was great. >> that was crazy. >> they were raised together. >> that dog hunted all the way around the car. the kid wasn't doing anything. >> it's very rare for dogs to behave that way, to be honest it's very rare for cats to behave that way. >> we celebrate the rarity. >> my cats have no interest in my kid. >> your welfare. >> zero or my welfare, absolutely not. >> but they will eat the food that you feed them. >> that's for sure. we're going to talk about the heat because it's hot outside you're dealing wilt across the southeast and the southwest. in myrtle beach go to the beach and cool off. it's 81 degrees and heat advisories are up. dip your tows in -- toes in atlantic ocean and cool off. or handle doe hit 100 degrees that's the first time they
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touched 100 since 1998. still warm it doesn't include the humidity. heat warnings and advisories remain up across the desert southwest. that extends through the central valleys of california. not helping the fire situation for sure. denver 96 degrees, heavy rain expected with that. that's a check on the national outlook, here's what's shaking locally. >> reporter: flood watch goes into effect at 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. for the potential of one to three inches of rain. this afternoon clouds and humid afternoon shower or thunderstorm is possible. highs around 84. >> i wish i would have listened to you because
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i was sweating in my jeans at the playground yesterday. i don't know why i decided to wear jean. >> oh man, that's a rookie move. >> rookie move. >> way too hot for that. >> i apologize for not listening. >> i picture you more of a jean shorts. >> daisy dukes. >> daisy dukes. >> we're going really short. >> and obscene. coming up on "gma," backyard fire pits under new scrutiny after an accident involving a young boy. we've got very useful advice this morning on how to keep your kids safe. get those proton packs ready. your first look at the all female "ghostbusters" movie being shot right now ahead in "pop news." ♪ ♪
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it's one of the joys of summer. after night falls and the temperatures drop sitting around the backyard fire pit. >> roasting marshmallows making s'more but one mother is speaking out about what happened to her son in a tragic accident and abc's phillip mena is here with real advice about how to stay safe around them. good morning, phillip. >> reporter: good morning, paula. backyard fire pits are popular especially this time of year but can be extremely dangerous. if you're not careful about that festive fire, it can become a source of tragedy and it can happen in an instant. >> it takes seconds. >> reporter: danielle lade says one moment her 4-year-old son william was happily playing in
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his father's backyard. and the next -- >> he just lost his balance tripped, fell into the fire. >> reporter: his 6-year-old brother acted fast pulling william out of the fire pit by his pants but the damage was done. >> it's horrifying. 53% of his body is burnt. he doesn't look the same and he never will again. >> reporter: according to the consumer products safety commission, in 2014 there were more than 4,000 emergency room treated injuries associated with outdoor patio heaters or manufactured fire pits. earlier this year 21-month-old mckayla halvorssen toppling into a smoldering fire severely burning her back and hand. before that, a 7-year-old washington boy's arms and face covered in burns after falling into his family's backyard pit. we spoke with james mccready, director of the toms river bureau of fire prevention, about how to keep fire pits safe. >> we don't want them to fear the fire but we want them to respect the fire. >> reporter: his first tip, location matters. avoid dry brush or wood structures.
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>> you have to make sure it's located in a safe area. i would not set up on a deck. >> reporter: if there are kids around, treat it like a swimming pool. >> i would make sure that myself or another family member is assigned to be -- to oversee the fire at all times. >> reporter: and finally, make sure the fire is completely out at the end of the night. >> stay away from the fire even though it's not burning because it does retain a lot of heat. >> reporter: because as every parent knows -- >> kids are pretty quick. be as close as you can when you're doing thing, especially with flame. >> reporter: a few more important tips for you. make sure you use a grate to cover the fire pit. even better if it's elevated and keep your distance. you want to stay far enough away so that if you do trip, it won't be into the pit. dan, paula. >> and always stay with your children or make sure that there's always somebody supervising. phillip, great advice. thank you. coming up on "good morning america," comedian amy schumer's big gig. sara will have all of the details in "pop news." can you just give us one little clue? >> nope. ♪ vogue ♪ >> amy schumer is on fire, though.
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original ghostbuster dan aykroyd who tweeted a message of support for the ladies saying they're about to have the time of their lives. >> wait. boston is the body double? >> that was my little joke. no the movie takes place in new york city but they're shooting in boston. >> that's ridiculous. >> that's terrible. >> that's terrible. >> relax, guys. it's all right. >> calm down. >> settle down. >> have some chowder. >> let the ladies do their thing. have some chowder and relax. you know life is a mystery. everyone must stand alone. i did not write that but sometimes just like a prayer your childhood dreams come true. that certainly happened for amy schumer who's just been announced as the opening act in new york city for madonna's "rebel heart" tour in september. the comedian says she landed the coveted gig with this audition tape. ♪ it's like a dream no end and no beginning ♪ ♪ you're here with me it's like a dream ♪ ♪ let the choir sing ♪ >> aside from some of her teeth
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growing back in, amy looks exactly the same. >> she does. >> ahead of her time. that's a lip-sync. >> adorable. clearly a performer from the beginning. seriously how cute is she. adorable. >> probably shot on vhs. >> i love madonna -- it totally was. i would go just to see amy schumer. please do that, amy. >> that's a win/win situation. >> totally. growing tired of your partner not opening up to you on a deeper level i found the perfect solution. meet pepper. the world's first humanoid robot capable of understanding emotions and goes on sale today in japan. pepper with recognize and respond to human emotions and even carry on a conversation. max is going to want to buy these. the robot's makers expect it will be used as a companion to the elderly and as an assistant in offices and possibly a stand-in for my husband. >> does it do dishes and does it clean up and does it go grocery shopping? >> no, it talks about feelings and i can't wait. >> can it change diapers? >> why are you guys asking so much of your humanoid. >> because we're tired of siri.
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>> this is a step up. i'm ready. come on pepper. making a splash, this is obi, a 3-week-old pygmy hippo diving in for a swim with his mother at the melbourne zoo in australia. zookeepers say he's so little he can only splash around for 10 to 15 minutes before he gets tired and needs a little nap. but he won't be small for too much longer. he's putting on about a pound a day. that's called a weekend in my house. eventually weigh around 550 pounds. >> you know, we discussed this before. but you can take a baby of the fiercest, scariest animal and that baby will be cute. >> hippos are so aggressive so this is actually -- >> they're the most dangerous. >> the most dangerous animal. >> they kill more people than any other animal. >> how cute was he? >> he was so cute. >> i want to go swimming with it. >> it will not last. ron said, i love change. >> i wouldn't go near that baby with a mama nearby. >> no, bad idea. >> ooh. >> but, sara haines, great "pop news," as always. we'll be right back with more "gma." keep it here.
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>> i'm eva pilgrim brearking news a -- breaking news, a massive truck fire closes the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound. plus a relative of a victim of the charleston church shooting speaks out. all next on "action news" saturday morning.
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>> good morning, it is saturday june 20 i'm eva pilgrim here's what we're following on "action news," breaking this morning, part of the pennsylvania turnpike remains closed after a massive truck fire. new details in the search for two escaped killers why authorities say they could be in
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pennsylvania. summer officially arrives tomorrow but will the week be a washout. let's get to the the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast with meteorologist chris sowers. and you're saying not totally a washout? >> reporter: i didn't know where you were going with that. i'm always paying attention. let's go live on sky 6. it's very muggy around the delaware valley. uncomfortable start high humidity levels and patchy haze and showers around across the area. temperature-wise we're sitting at 74, millville 75. sea isle, 75. up to the north the humidity levels are moving in like this and about as far as the pennsylvania turnpike. from that point south uncomfortable. from that point north comfortable. no humidity in the poconos. we're seeing showers holdi

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