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good morning, it is 6:00 a.m., friday, march 11. we're following several breaking stories. a woman was violently abducted as she try to get off a septa bus, we're live as police try to find her and her kidnapper. a tire rolling down a hill in the lehigh valley smashes up a ambulance. all aboard, we have information on the septa regional rail line that was shut down overnight. david murphy has accuweather, but first we're starting with karen rogers. a lot of people take the line and they want to hear the update. >> reporter: it was a such a mess, a lot of people were stranded when they suspended service at 5:30.
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it was still suspended until 15 minutes ago, a train went out at 5:30, train number 5714 leaves in 15 minutes. 6:15. if you're waiting and trying to get to temple you have to wait 15 more minutes and you will get there. at least it is running, just expecting delays. the downed power lines in ardmore has been a problem causing delays there. amtrak keystone line. you want to expect delays there between philadelphia and harrisburg. meanwhile, we're outside live on the ben franklin bridge, no major weather problems affecting us this morning. we've been talking about a couple of sprinkles, westbound traffic coming into the city, moving just fine. here's a pretty shot of the schuylkill expressway at the blue route. we see traffic on the schuylkill expressway moving nicely, as well. the accident we had at city avenue and lancaster avenue cleared, traffic moving better right now.
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dave i know you're tracking the sprinkles. >> reporter: we sure are. most of the showers off the coast, but there's a batch on storm tracker 6 live double scan coming down out of the northern and western suburbs. these very light highlighted in the shade of green. out in lancaster there's a ten or 15 minute patch. you can see the showers thinning out as dry air pushes in from the northwest on the wide view. fairly cloudy, but we are expecting breaks in the clouds early this morning, but we'll wind up return ago fair amount of sunshine into play. 60 degrees in philadelphia. 50s north and west of the city. 60 in mill vin -- millville and wilmington. 59 in cape may. as we roll through the day not as warm as the last couple of days. high at 3:00 p.m., 66 degrees, sunny, breezy, but not as warm as yesterday. we have the weekend call coming
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up. looks like there could a a little shower activity toward the end of the weekend, i'll have the details coming up in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. matt and tam. we have breaking news out of west philadelphia. police have taken a person into custody after a barricade situation that started around 4:00 a.m. in the 5800 block of sansom street. police responded to reports of shots fired inside a home. the barricade situation is over and they the person in custody. several roads are blocked off, but we're getting reports that her reopening. police are frantically looking for a woman abducted as she walked off a septa bus. a man was beating the woman as he forced her into the vehicle. katherine scott is live at the frankford transportation center that's where they have taken the bus. >> reporter: tam, that's right, after police spoke with the septa driver and witnesses, they
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believe the man and woman knew each other, they believe it is a violent domestic case. police are trying to figure out who the man and woman are on. the bus was taken to the septa transportation center. investigators are reviewing the different camera camera angles. police say the septa bus was going south on the 4600 block of the boulevard at crescentville when he noticed a grand am pulling up next to him. a man got out of the car and began shouting into the bus to a woman in her 20s who was sitting by herself. he punched the window, it cracked the bus window. he tried to get into the front door of the bus, but the driver pulled off. a few blocks south, the bus was
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stopping at the next stop, the man pulled the car in front of the bus and got out. at the same time the woman was exiting the bus. he grabbed her and punched her several times in the head and face and forced her into the back seat against her will. the car they are looking for is described as a 2005, 2008 four door silver pontiac grand am or grand prix with temporary paper delaware tag. when we run the tag it comes back no record. we ran it several states several ways and contacted state police and we get no record on this vehicle. >> reporter: now between the two bus stops, police say the witnesses were telling them that the woman was on the bus saying things he is crazy, he is acting crazy, but she never mentioned his name. if you have any tips for police, they want to hear from you. scott -- katherine scott channel 6 "action news."
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new this morning, a stray tire rolling down the hill in the lehigh valley shattered a ambulance windshield. someone rolled the car tire down the hill in allentown. the tire went airborne and struck the ambulance along the 1100 block of martin luther king boulevard. nobody was hurt. police say a north philadelphia resident used a baseball bat to beat a man who broke into their home. it happened on north 6th street yesterday evening. the 37-year-old suspect forced his way inside and assaulted a 54-year-old woman. another person was there and fought off the attacker with the bat. the suspect was rushed to the hospital for treatment. the female victim was hospitalized and expected to be okay. family and friends began a goodbye to new jersey trooper sean cullen who was killed in an accident at 195. sean was a great trooper,
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but he was a better person. every single shift, he made you laugh. i know he is here looking down on every one of us, i just feel so fortunate for the 20 years that i have known him. i want to thank each and every one of you for being here, each and every one of you, thank you is all i can say. thank you, thank you, thank you. a viewing for trooper cullen will be held sunday at saint charles borromeo church in cinnaminson followed by a funeral mass on monday. uncle sam will keep a bunch of money if a bunch of of people don't get their act together. stacy delecott will explain.
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taxpayers could lose out to 1 billion doors in refunds if they don't claim it soon. the money is from 201, but some taxpayers have not filed those returns. they have until april 18th to do so. the agency said the median refunds is $718. but you need to have filed the past two years returns to claim the 2012 money. yesterday was a choppy day of trading, that left stocks unchanged. future are pointing to a higher opening. meantime, folder is upgrading the bullet proofing in the police cars. it's assigned to stop armor-piercing bullets. ford is using two layers of protection in the cars doors which officers frequentlily crouch behind -- frequently
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crouch behind and use as shields. ford will take orders for the new cars starting next months. a good idea. probably sell a lot more cars. >> reporter: a couple of sprinkles and showers out there, not a lot. storm tracker 6 live shows that to you, north and west of philadelphia, these are thin lines, these are falling apart. a just a sprinkle on the windshield. as we look outside, mainly dry conditions, a lot of clouds this morning with the light showers popping through. it's breezy, as well. temperatures not too bad, of course staying cooler today than what we had the last couple of days, you knew that was not going to last. 56 degrees in allentown. these are very nice numbers for this time of year in mid march how about that? so the showers really falling apart in the next hour sore. 9:00 a.m. we have -- next hour sore -- or so. in the lehigh valley, sun and
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clouds, breezy and cooler, 62. above average not a bad afternoon in allentown and bethlehem and easton and reading. shore forecast, sun and clouds, 63 degrees is the forecast high there. well above average. in philadelphia, high of 66. it will be breezy with winds gusting at times, 20 to 30 miles per hour. but sun mixing with a few clouds, probably more sun as the day goes on. 66, 15 degrees above average. if you're heading out for are a movie or dinner or both. 55 degrees by 7:00 p.m. 52 degrees by 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m., 48 degrees, you will need a jacket or sweater, as well. overnight tonight, chilly 42. suburbs in the upper 30s, a little back to reality thing tonight. winds die down 6 to 1 miles per hour. saturday, looks good, 64. at night set the clocks forward
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and check your smoke detecter batteries and carbon monoxide batteries, swap them out. it's a good idea. sunday, 69 is the high, not a washout on sunday, monday looks wet. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, breezy, 66 degrees, not bad partly sunny, a good saturday high of 64. more clouds on sunday, a couple of sprinkles and showers around at times. not a washout. more rain monday night. 59 degrees, tuesday, 68 degrees, just a spotty shower around tuesday, 69 on wednesday, and for st. patrick's day, 66 degrees is the high, mostly cloudy skies, probably dry, if you're heading out in the evening after work, still low 60s. not bad. thank you, david. still ahead on "action news,"
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apple and the fbi head to another hearing on the san bernadino iphone case both sides are getting a bit more aggressive. a cargoes -- a car goes flying through the area. >> reporter: traffic okay on route 100. i gust got off the phone with the police in gloucester county. we'll have the details coming up . is in a
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three questions for the us senate: congress voted to label genetically engineered salmon; why not other foods? gmo crops are doused with heavy doses of herbicides the world health organization says probably cause cancer. isn't that reason enough to label? 64 other countries label gmos.
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why don't american shoppers have the same information? instead, congress might permanently block our right to know. we deserve clear, on-package labeling. tell senators carper and coons to stop the dark act.
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started with a live look at philadelphia international airport. let's head over to karen rogers, she has the latest on the commute, how are things looking? >> reporter: we have a serious moment on 42 northbound, a disabled vehicle with no flashers on, he pulled off to the side. traffic moving better on 42 northbound as we look live near creek road. two minute days from the atlantic city expressway to the walt whitman bridge. two minutes is nothing. police in gloucster county are telling me about an accident
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with minor injuries, delsea drive at selina road. we've had very few accidents this friday, knock on wood so far so good. we want to warn you about a lexicon run, mlk drive will be shut down, that will cause problems as you head out on saturday. -- leprechaun run. the showers are enhanced a little bit, the roads are wet in lansdale in norristown, 422, pottstown, route 1 you're wet. -- route 100, you're wet. honeybrook, 322 we've seen the showers in new jersey on 70 and the white horse pike. temperatures wise, 60 degrees, the record-breaking days not hamming, but high of 66 we'll take that, tam. new on "action news," police in los angeles
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investigating a crash that sent a car flying into the air. a speeding car blows through a red light and slams oh, my goodness into an suv that was sitting there waiting for a light to change. the lapd said the major crash tuesday morning seriously injured 6 people. the justice department filed a new brief with heated language defending the quart order that apple unlock it's cell phone. apple called it a chief shot. the justice department brief argues their request is for one phone. apple is appealing the california order calling the brief desperate and lack of decorum.
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we have the kids dressed in jackets and temperatures in the 60s and this afternoon getting into the mid 60s. we'll check out the airport and big city forecast next. before the break let's go to tech bytes. >> reporter: in today's tech bytes, apple puts another event on the calendar. >> reporter: a week from monday it's widely expected a new smaller iphone will be unveiled. >> reporter: under armor has launched the first ever training shoe that features 3d technology providing ultimate stability for intense workout. 9 of pairs are available. if you're in the habit of putting outline your apps on your iphone and it does nothing
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to preserve the battery. what took so long, right? those are tech bytes, have a great day.
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necklace this morning. don't you touch her. >> reporter: go get it for me, dave. looking at the boulevard approaching the schuylkill expressway, traffic moving okay, southbound slowing up a little bit. it's that time of the morning. volume is buildings. paoli thorndale line we have 15 minute delays as they resume service. >> reporter: finally they are getting back to normal there. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows there's a lot of light
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showers off the coast, slightly damp roads, this is not lasting all that line. it is thinning out and drying out. 59 degrees by 9:00 a.m. we'll climb back up, but we'll only see a high of 66 degrees. that's 15 degrees above average. we'll see sunshine returning, it will be breezy and cooler yesterday, no way around that. at the airport, hoping for all green aircraft as we see at this time of the morning, we have rain in boston, looks like dallas which had rain earlier is beginning to calm down. hopefully it's clear sailing for you today. the white house announced an initiative to get low income families access to diapers that are 20% cheaper. jet.com will help nonprofits get the diapers quickly with free shipping. cuties diapers changed packaging and it will get pasted on to --
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sit tight for the funeral of former first lady nancy reagan. she died on sunday at the age of 94 and will be laid to rest at the presidential library of ronald reagan. brandy hicks is in semi valley. good morning, brandy.
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>> reporter: we'll see many gather to remember the most memorable nancy reagan. before the former first lady is laid to rest next to her husband at the ronald reagan presidential library. what can the public expect to see in the service? she wented it short and sweet and something that everyone will remember her well by. >> reporter: more than 1,000 guests will attend the private funeral service, including michelle obama and george w.and lower are a push -- laura bush. diane sawyer, john stamos and mr. t. i have a lot of respect for the reagans and nancy. >> reporter: for two days, thousands lined up in the hot sun to see mrs. reagan lie in repos. i've seen her do wonderful
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things for the community. >> reporter: from hollywood to the white house she was always by her husband's side leading to her most important request of all. when her casket is lord into the ground -- is lowered into the ground she'll be as close to him as though they could hold hands. after today's funeral there will be reading by nanny reagan's children. governor jerry brown and arnold schwarzenegger will be here. a virginia man's iphone won't stop ringing and he has an online prank to thank you for it. where should you start when you're
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getting off a septa bus and took off. we are live as police frantically search foreand her her -- foreand-- for her and her kidnapper. the death of a baby in the lehigh valley is now a homicide investigation. we have david murphy and karen rogers with weather and traffic. >> reporter: we have a light shower coming through, the 6abc area, it's very light highlighted in the lighter shades of green. it's not going to be around that much longer, but it is making the roads slightly wet. over the next hour sore we'll see them evaporate. 60 degrees in philadelphia. same thing in wilmington. 57 in cape may.
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cool and mild for this time of the year. 20-mile an hour wind occasionally in philadelphia. you can see how the winds go back and forth between the single digits and double digits, but it is breezy. it's cooler, but well above average. yesterday we hit a record high of 82. today we climb into the 60s by 1 is and stop at 66 for the 3:00 p.m. high. breezy and more and more sun returning as the day goes onful well above average by 15 degrees. we'll have the weekend call coming up. a reminder about the clocks we're changing them on saturday night. karen all the details are coming up. so much to remember. what you need to know heading out. we're seeing delays with the paoli thorndale line. service was suspended altogether yesterday at 5:30. this morning they resumed service before 6:00 a.m. train number 1502 to suburban station is on hour and -- 113
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minutes late. big delays with the paoli thorndale line. this could cause problems with the amtrak keystone line. if you're going to harrisburg, watch for delays there, as well. looking outside live at i-95. we had a disabled vehicle northbound near bridge street near the shoulder isn't causing too many problems. southbound we're seeing heavier volume. northbound traffic at creek road. some areas we're seeing the roads are wet. it's not bad here, 15 palestinian ride from the ac expressway to the walt whitman bridge. breaking right now, a woman was kidnapped as she was getting off a septa bus this morning. police say a man assaulted her and stuffed her into a waiting car and took off. katherine scott is live at the frankford bus station with the details. katherine. >> reporter: that's right, matt, police believe the man and woman probably knew each other. they are calling what appears to be a violent domestic case.
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the woman was assaulted and forced into the vehicle against her will. the bus that she had been on is here. investigators have been taking a look at it. they are looking for surveillance footage from the multiple cameras on the septa bus, you can see them reviewing the footage from all the different angles. they are hoping to find out who the man and woman are. it happened before 2:00 a.m. septa bus was going south on boulevard in crescentville. the driver was on the 4600 block of boulevard when he noticed a grand a.m. or grand prix pull up and drive closely. a man got out of the car and began shouting at the woman in her 20s. he punched the window where she was sitting cracking the window. 0 few blocks south on the 4200 block of the boulevard, the bus
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stopped at the next stop, while that happened, the man pulled the car in front of the bus, he grabbed the woman and punched her several times in the head and face and threw her in the back seat. she made some comments on the bus, he is crazy, he must be crazy, but she was never saying his name that's what we asked witnesses did she mention any name or shout out any name, no she did not. >> reporter: and back here live you're taking a look at the bus. investigators are looking for surveillance footage, they dusted the window where he punchedded owe punched it for prints. the car is a four door silver pontiac grand am with temporary paper delaware tags, nothing has come up. they are looking at other
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channels to see if they can find out who the car belongs to. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> breaking this morning, two gunman are on the run after firing a barrage of bullets at a group of people in trenton overnight. the armed men drove up to the apartment buildings on oliver avenue and am busheled four people sitting outside at the front entrance. all four people were hit, one in critical condition. we'll follow the story on air and online at 6abc.com. developing this morning an uncontrolled forest fire has been burning all night in woodland township, burlington county with no sign of letting up. chopper 6 hd was over the massive flames last night. it consumed 350 acres near baptist and old tuckerton road. chopper 6 hd has arrived over the scene, you can see the fire is burning and flames on the ground a lot of spoke e smoke up in the air. we're waiting for an update from
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the new jersey forest service. no homes have been threatened so far and nobody has been hurt. let's talk about the showdown in the sunshine state. rather than featuring mudslinging and shouting matches, the gop candidates conducted a calm and collected discourse. the final four republicans running for president were respectful as they discussed policy. donald trump responded to his recent comments on muslims. you told cnn islam hates us. did you mean all 1.6 billion muslims? i mean a lot of ever them. my mother who happens to be here today i'm against any changes to social security that is bad for my mother. 59 years ago florida welcomed my father to america. governor john kasich hopes to stay in the race by winning his home state of ohio super
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tuesday part 3 in the primary. we have video of a violent incident at a trump rally. a trump supporter is seen sucker punching a protester in north carolina on wednesday that man was arrested. new this morning, authorities in berks county say the death of a baby is homicide investigation. anthony snyder died inside a home in reading. the coroner ruled the cause of death to be poisoning and starvation. anthony was 3 1/2 months old. no charges were filed, but police are calling this an on going investigation. bruce castor the former montgomery county d.a. wants access to the bill cosby case file. the accuser in that case is suing castor for defamation. he wants to defend against the lawsuit. but thing montgomery county
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district attorney said he is no longer entitled to those files. bill cosby has been charged with sexual assault. massive flooding is causing problems for people across the south, people in battered areas are getting more rain right now. the slow-moving storm has killed three people and 1,000 people were told they have to get out of their homes. a driver thought he could make it by but got stuck, but this passer by risked own life to pull her out of the car before it sunk in the water. the driver was not hurt. it's not worth it, you could have lost your car and lost your life. >> reporter: at the very least your car is ruined, plus other
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stuff. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing showers in the central portion of the region making roads a little wet. they will be evaporating and getting out of the picture over the next hour sore. for now they might slow you down just a tad. cloudy skies over the airport, conditions a little damp. breezy and temperatures on the cool side, but not too bad for this time of year. 60 degrees in philadelphia. the winds out of the north picking it up to 20 miles per hour. so it is a little bit on the breezy side and also mild for this time of year. jacket weather, though, 56 degrees in allentown, 55 in reading. 56 in lancaster, 60 in wilmington, 57 in cape may. as we look at future tracker 6, between now and 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., the showers are gone and we'll be returning sunshine into the picture fairly quickly this morning. as we go through the day we'll see more and more sun.
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10:00 a.m., 62. it will be cooler than yesterday. yesterday we set a record of 82 in philadelphia. today, 66. even that is 15 degrees above average. in general the mild pattern continues just not as mild today. high temperatures across the region. 60s in allentown arena reading. 67 in millville. that's pretty nice, and 64 in cape may. heading out tonight for dinner and a movie not bad, jacket maybe a sweater beneath it. 55 degrees by 7:00. 52 by 8:00 p.m. the breezes will die back as we go through the night, that's good, because we'll be back in the upper 40s, still nice numbers for this time of the year, but you'll need a coat. 64 on saturday, remember to turn the clocks ahead before you hit the sack. check smoke detecters and carbon
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monoxide detecters. sunday, 66 there's a chance of a passing sprinkle or shower. the steadier rain holds off until later at night. monday looks wet. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 66 degrees breezy cooler, not bad. 64 partly sunny on saturday, set the clocks forward an hour on saturday night, more clouds build in on sunday, a couple of sprinkle and showers, not a washout, 66. monday looks to be damp periods of rain and cooler high of 59 degrees. that's as cool as we get. very next day on tuesday, we're up to 68 with a spotty shower. 69 on wednesday, easing back to 66 st. patrick's day on thursday, more clouds and dry on st. patrick's day. firefighters in l.a. battle a multi-alarm fire that sent flames high into the sky. skateboarder tumbles downa
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cliff and it's caught on video. >> reporter: we have a jam on i-95 i'll have the latest details when "action news" comes right back. > welcome back takie
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look here, the view from the temple university camera into north philadelphia. a nice start to your friday
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here, 6:44, a little cooler than the last couple of days, but not bad, 59 degrees. karen you've been busy all morning following mass transit. >> reporter: the paoli thorndale trains are running again. we are seeing delays, train 1502 to suburban station over an hour late, so we're seeing big delays. in other times we were seeing delays of 15 minutes. it varies be prepared to spend extra time taking the paoli thorndale line. they have resumed service, they had down wires. it's been tricky with the delays. amtrak keystone line could see delays. 422 you can see the headlights how jammed they are eastbound on 422. a 9 mine ride from oaks to 202. that's a two minute delay and growing. in some of the areas the roads are wet looking better on 422. i-95 cottman southbound traffic
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heading toward center city. 26 minute ride a good sized delay from woodhaven to the vine. an accident on northbound 42 at creek road. it has cleared, but traffic is heavy. in one of the spots you can see the low clouds that the showers are moving through, they have been light on storm tracker 6 live double scan. here's the line we're following it crossed from the western suburbs in the i-95 corridor, it's very light, medford, route 70. and route 38 near browns mills and wrightstown getting wet as you head out. developing right now, more than 100 los angeles firefighters have been battling a massive blaze at a commercial building. the blaze is mostly extinguished, but crews are out
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there working on hot spots, no injuries reported, but cause of the fire is unknown. two gunmen carried out a backyard massacre. four women were killed, one woman as 8 months pregnant, her fetus did not survive. one fired first to stare the victims toward his partner who shot them in the head. several of the victims were mothers of young children. no word on a possible motive. a texas long boarder's video was supposed to to showcase his skills, but for all the wrong reasons. he loses control when he hits the curve an goes over the side of the cliff. his friend acted fast, luckily he was wearing a helmet. he made it through the accident
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with just the minor injuries. time for a friday morning
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preview of "g.m.a." rob marciano is joining us live with a look at what's coming up, what's coming up, rob? >> reporter: hey, matt, hey tam, it's friday for one thing, yesterday was thursday, that means they had the big gop debate. donald trump grilled by violence at his rallies. marco rubio joins us on "g.m.a."
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deadly flooding in the south, more rain coming. state of emergency in louisiana and several states under flood watches and warnings this morning. we're live in the storm zone. i'll have the forecast. the actress met with "el chapo," speaking out about her connection with the drug lord and sean penn. an exclusive look inside of the world of the reagans, remembering nancy reagan ahead of her funeral today that's coming up on "g.m.a." decent forecast for philly and the northeast. you guys get out there and enjoy it. don't you worry, i will do that. if rob says that, i will. if we tell you to enjoy it, you don't listen. this is the schuylkill expressway westbound traffic coming toward you, 24 minute ride from the vine to the blue
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route. 28 minute ride eastbound no major problems on the schuylkill expressway, but the normal morning backups. the boulevard, traffic southbound heading toward the schuylkill expressway moving okay. >> reporter: a thin line of light showers clearing philadelphia, heading to south jersey, lasts 15 minutes over any given spot. if you're dressing the kids, a good day for jackets in the morning and afternoon. we'll temperatures in the 60s. the high this afternoon will be 66 degrees at 3:00 p.m. much cooler than yesterday, but well above average. thank you, david. a virginia man's phone will not stop ringing. his buddies placed an ad asking readers to call blake webb with the best chew -- chew --
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chiew -- i've never seen star wars. he plans revenge on his friends. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies.
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then your eyes may see it differently. only flonase is approved to relieve both your itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. complete allergy relief or incomplete. let your eyes decide. flonase changes everything. congress voted to label genetically engineered salmon; why not other foods? gmo crops are doused with heavy doses of herbicides the world health organization says probably cause cancer. isn't that reason enough to label? 64 other countries label gmos. why don't american shoppers have the same information? instead, congress might permanently block our right to know. we deserve clear, on-package labeling. tell senators carper and coons to stop the dark act.
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welcome back here our top stories, a woman was kidnapped getting off the septa bus on the boulevard in the crescentville section of the city. the search is on for the gunmen who ambushed a group in trenton. they drove up and open fired on the group sitting outside. a forest fire continues to burn in woodland township, burlington county. no homes are threatened so far and nobody has been hurt. >> reporter: the big story with traffic has been the mass transit problems with the paoli thorndale line with downed amtrak wires. the delays have been 15 minutes, not as bad, give yourself extra time and watch for problems with that, dave. >> reporter: as we move through the day, it will be cooler than yesterday, we'll see more and more sunshine as the day goes on. 66 is the high this afternoon.
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15 degrees above average, breezy, cooler than yesterday, but nice for this time of the year. ready for the weekend? i'm ready for monday. start it now. for david murphy, karen rogers, tamala edwards, i'm matt o'donnell. "g.m.a." is next. great weekend.
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good morning, america. donald trump lines up another big endorsement from a former rival as republicans ditch the personal insults at last night's debate. >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> marco rubio and ted cruz still focused on the front-runner. >> the president can't just say anything he wants. >> we are pledging our support to you. >> trump faces new questions about growing violence at his rallies. >> when they see what's going on in this country they have anger that's unbelievable. >> states of emergency. deadly floods drown the south. the national guard rescuing more than 3,000 families. a black hawk helicopter swooping in to save drivers as the mayor says this storm is worse than a hurricane. the woman behind sean penn and the

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