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story. brazilian police detain american swimmers as questions grow about their account of being robbed at gunpoint. >> the action cam is live where downed traffic lights are slowing the morning commute. >> king of prussia mall opening today giving it new national recognition. >> david has weather and karen has traffic, good morning. >> reporter: we have showers showing up on the radar. it's hard to see, if you do get hit with a smaller cell it's coming down at a stread -- steady clip for 3, 4, 5 minutes and then it's done. cloud cover out to the west. there's a break up, we expect to have sunshine back into play in the morning and the afternoon. there's a slight chance of a spotty pop-up shower in the afternoon and evening. 75 degrees as you head out the door in philadelphia.
not raining on the terrace. 74 in wilmington. 72 in allentown. 74 in cape may. remember how the humidity dipped yesterday, well it's now crept back into play. a dewpoint of 70 that's borderline oppressive humidity. however, we expect the dewpoint numbers to drop a little bit later in the afternoon. here's the 1 hour forecast. 7 -- 12 hour forecast, 72 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 79 degrees by 10:00 a.m. we get warm with a high of 89 around 4:00 p.m. not all that terribly humid. if we stay in the 80s where he break the heath wave finally. there's a big time break in the weather pattern coming up next week. i'm happy to bring that to you. i'll have that and the weekend details, karen. >> reporter: it's about time. we're jammed on the schuylkill expressway, we have an accident
police on the scene blocking the left lane. schuylkill expressway eastbound at the boulevard. look how jammed you are on the schuylkill expressway eastbound because of the accident. one lane getting by. its creating a slow-go. as we look live, the truck is trying to move. he is inching up a bit. people are swerving to avoid it. he is trying to start to move right now. we have a problem in pennsauken, the action cam is live on the scene showing us what happened. do you see the traffic light, a traffic light on the road 130 southbound at drexel avenue. we have police on the scene trying to deal with this. crews have to repair that light, as well. that's the problem. if you have an accident that caused this, yes, you can remove the vehicles, but it's going to take sometime to fix the light. crescent boulevard.
wilmington wires blocking the intersection of marsh road and philadelphia pike. police on the scene. stick to washington boulevard to help you around that. i-95 southbound traffic you can see it's heading toward center city. an easy 13 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine, it's a little wet, so slow it down, matt. >> brazilian authorities pulled two american olympic swimmers off the plane bound for the u.s. they plan to question the athletes about claims that gunmen robbed them along with ryan lochte early sunday morning in rio. annie mccormick is live at the satellite center with more information. >> reporter: matt, that's right, brazilian authorities want tests from all four swimmers who are targets of the alleged robbery. ryan lochte's official estimate about the robbery has been changed, but his attorney said it definitely happened. new details in the saga of a an alleged robbery of four olympic
swimmers. wednesday night authorities pulled jack conger and gunnar bentz off a plane leaving for the u.s. their passports confiscated now all four could face arrests. a member of the u.s. consulate was there before they were taken away. >> i can't, i can't, unfortunately i'm bound by u.s. law by a law called the privacy act and i can not speak about anything. >> reporter: it all centers around the reported robbery of the four swimmers. it was lochte who said he was with the three other swimmers who said they were robbed at gunpoint by a man with a police badge. they claim he took cash, but not cell phones. the authorities want the cell phones to check the ever changing time line in the evening. among the details that have changed from lochte's account.
he said the taxi was not pulled over by men with a badge, but they were robbed after stopping at a gas station and the gun was pointed at the swimmer, but not cocked and put directly against his head. and lochte has said he didn't make an initial report because he was intoxicatedded and he didn't want to get in trouble with olympic officials. reporting live from the satellite center, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> heavy fire burned through a north philadelphia home. the flames broke out at 2:00 a.m. on north newkirk street. police placed it under control in 18 minutes. two neighboring homes were damaged by smoke and water. a mother of a philadelphia boy shot a number of times is seeking justice and an end to violence. maaj brown was shot while
leaving his grandmother's home. >> somebody have a heart have a soul, come forward. >> it's the point of letting them be know who did it. >> majah cannot eat solid food and on a feeding tube because he where he was shot in the abdomin. it will be 3 to 4 weeks before he can go home. chris christie has ordered state officials to make money available for absolutely essential road projects. he icialgd the executive -- eessential road projects. he issued the order last night. christy issued the order saying no evidence progress on legislation has been made. the national weather service confirmed that a twister touched down in western
pennsylvania. the ef zero tornado tore through the community 25 miles south of the pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. no injuries reported. those storms moved through cincinnati causing the road to give way. a witness said he saw the guardrail shaking and warned the van driver. as soon as the driver backed up, the concrete went tumbling down. a retailers is making expensive changes to its restrooms as it gets involved in a growing gender issue. >> reporter: target is spending 20 millions doors to expand bathroom options at all stores after complaints over the bathroom policy that led to transgendered customers and employees. the solutions to make separate
bathrooms for any customers who need privacy. it's all about inclusion and wants every customer to feel comfortable in the store. stocks are higher yesterday, mixed opening today. u.s. malice in terms of leasable states gets bigger. the new quarter linking the king of prussia will house dining pavilion and state-of-the-art parking garage. >> everyone thinks the mall of america is the biggest. when it comes to all the stores, king of prussia is the biggest in the u.s. >> all we need is a rollercoaster. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing a couple of areas are damp. philadelphia has a blip of green. down in cape may there's on and off sprinkles and showers. i'll look at that in a moment. let's get you outside and see
what it looks like on sky6 live hd. kind of gray this morning and muggy to start out. that will change as the days goes on. showers are moving through new hope and bucks county. doylestown down to light scattered stuff and across the river toward penning ton and flemming ton. there's heavy activity coming in occasionally. it's light in terms of its coverage. if you get caught in a downpour in places like quakertown that will happen in a couple of minutes. it will only last 4 or 5 minutes and it is over. in allentown, there's wider precipitation there and it's heavier. quakertown airport, it's just missing this. perkisie is going to pick up this before a too much longer. if we drop down south closer to
philadelphia, once we get it through, it's moving west to east quickly. philadelphia, center city and broad street. the schuylkill expressway blue route, philadelphia international airport, all this looks lighter media and delaware county before too much longer it's going to get damp. temperatures, warm this morning, 75 degrees in philadelphia. 72 in allentown. 74 in cape may. muggy to start out. as we go through the day, the muggies will start to subside a bit as will the rain. we'll have spotty stuff until noon. the rest of the afternoon mainly dry, the best chance of a thundershower 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the northern areas the lehigh valley and the poconos. lehigh valley, partly sunny, 87 degrees. down the shore not as warm or humid as yesterday. 82. if you head toward cape may, up toward 85. ocean temperature in in the 6o.
partly sunny and humid. in philadelphia, 89 degrees, partly sunny and humid. the seven day, 89. if we manage to hold in the 80s it will end the heat wave. partly sunny and humid. mostly sunny, hot tomorrow, 91 degrees, humid. warm and more humid saturday, high of 88 degrees, slight chance of a spotty thunderstorm late. mostly dry, hopefully the phillies and union get their matches and games in with no problems. sunday, high of 90. very humid with a cold front coming in in. later in the day and at night look out for gusty thunderstorms. if you hear thunder get indoors because they could be boomers. the cold front is out of here sunday night. monday, tuesday, wednesday, back in the low 80s. and low humidity it will be nice next week's workweek. >> nice before they go back to
a cloudy scene over the commodor barry bridge. 6:15, 75 degrees. >> looks like you've got a lane you can't use right now. >> reporter: korea, we have an accident often the schuylkill expressway, here's -- avenue an accident on the schuylkill expressway, here's the accident live. they removed a truck that was on the scene. there was another vehicle that is hooked up to the tow truck. the schuylkill expressway eastbound the accident blocking the left lane as you approach the boulevard. we're jammed from belmont to the boulevard. you see the traffic eastbound on the boulevard. i'm watching the tow truck operator get in the door and
shut it, that's a good sign. we think he will pull away the vehicle and that will as the back up on the schuylkill expressway eastbound at this early hour. the action cam live on the scene, we can see them trying to fix the traffic light, here we are, an accident that brought down the traffic light and now we've got the guys up there trying to rework it and wire the traffic light blocking 130 southbound crescent boulevard at drexel avenue. they are trying to fix the traffic light. the cars involved left the scene. it's going to take a little while. they are working on it to fix the accident scene. you have two lanes blocked that's a mess, a lot of people use this at drexel avenue. let's go outside live, got in the car, left the scene, the vehicles are being towed. one more police officer getting ready to leave they will open the lane up on the schuylkill
expressway eastbound. you will breathe a sigh of relief when they do. we'll keep watching, there's the police, police have left. both lanes back open on the schuylkill expressway. i feel like that was worth the wait. i don't know about you. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we have wet conditions, showers coming through. we have seen a handful of accidents. you have to slow it down with the rain. it's along the northeast extension, quakertown, allentown, lansdale. malvern batch of showers moving through the city. it's wet, slow it down, both lanes open on the schuylkill expresswayment. >> more than 500 passengers and crew work to escape a ship in the carribean sea. fire burned as hundreds of people slide down emergency
slides. 100 passengers were treated for broken bones smoke inhalation and hydration and shock. >> happening today, homeland security secretary jeh johnson will visit louisiana getting a closer look of the massive damage created by the widespread flooding. fema said it will be setting people up with rental properties and temporary units not the same units used in katrina which were found to have toxic levels of chemicals. football team used their might to help a town hit particularly hard by the flooding. raging cajuns hauled away massive loads of trash and debris. eliminating fees for data overages. at&t can slow down the data fee
instead of paying the overage fee. fitness trackers are no longer part of the happy meal because of skin irritation caused by the band. daredevil said empty pockets before bungee jumping. he was brave enough to jump off a braining on south africa. he recorded the whole thing reen the part when his phone slid out of his pocket plummeting to the ground.
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mist tree dinner, the dinner en blanc. they don't know where they are going until a short time before. it started in paris. this is philadelphia's 5 year hosting the event. >> my cousin went to that last year. she had so much fun. >> reporter: i want to go, i don't do anything cool like that. schuylkill expressway the delay has grown. it jammed eastbound past gladwyn to city avenue you're jammed, 33 minute ride eastbound from the blue route to the vine even though we saw the accident clear, both lanes back open, but you're jammed at this point. >> reporter: couple of sprinkles and showers, be careful here and there. 72 in philadelphia by 7:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 77 degrees. noon, 83.
it is going to be warm this afternoon high of 89 around 4:00 p.m. singt on that at -- sitting on that at 5:00 p.m. we'll transition to partly sunny skies, the humidity will drop a little bit as the day goes on. hopefully we'll stay in the 80s, matt and tam that will end the heat wave. whether or not we hit 90 it will be the same sort of a day. in chicago we're seeing the arrival of thunderstorms. that would be an area to watch, matt and tam. >> the u.s. men's basketball team beat argentina in the quarter final of the summer games in rio. they face spain in the semifinals. >> u.s. track and field wins the long jump final. the eagles take on the steelers in pittsburgh for their second preseason game. sam brad forford and the startes only had 3 plays last week.
sign posted at a catholic school in arkansas. the reads if you're dropping off your son's forgotten books, homework, et cetera, turn around and exit the building. your son will problem solve. many said give the kids a break, others wrote you learn by taking responsibility. a senior said the rule is tough, but after a few years he has
come to appreciate the responsibility. >> the stars wars cantina is coming to hollywood. the pop up version will open in the winter as the scum and villainy cantina. it will be an environment where you eat drink and hang out. the site says reservations will be taken soon and blasters not required, only to stun. we'll go with that. >> 6:27. it's not done raining yet. david murphy is tracking scattered showers that you might face is you had he head out the. >> a dangerous wildfire out west is 4% contained. some people in the path of the blaze say they will not budge.
>> now on "action news" a death investigation has a community rattled. a young woman's body is found stuffed in a trash can on a wilmington street. >> u.s. swimmers are pulled off a flight out of rio. brazilian authorities claim their robbery story from the weekend is not adding up. >> false alarm a police officer plays hero to a child, but it's not what he thinks it was. >> good morning, some of us are seeing rain and we're being joined by karen. >> reporter: we're on the terrace and storm tracker 6 live double scan showing showers not everywhere, every now and then you get a heavier cell. most of the action passing through philadelphia and into salem county and gloucester county, as well and cape may county, as well.
a little bit more up in bucks, montco and the lehigh valley. all pushing toward the east. it's not going to last that much longer. in fact the cloud cover you see overhead is breaking up out to the west. we expect a transition to partly sunny skies today. 74 degrees currently with light shower falling in philadelphia. 70 in allentown. 74 in cape may. you remember how the dewpoints dropped yesterday, it got more comfortable. allentown and reading not too bad, oppressive humidity in philadelphia or the return of it. the drier will work back in, though, we'll see things get less humid as we go through the day. the 12 hour forecast. 72 and muggy. 79 degrees by 10:00 a.m. noon, 83. again it gets warm high of 89 around 4:00 p.m. the humidity should drop a little bit, if we hold the 89 it means and end to the heat waiive. if -- heat wave. if we hit 90 it will be warm and
muggy today. karen, we have a break in the pattern coming. i'll have the weekend call and that's coming up. >> reporter: all right, birthday boy, come in out of the rain. look at how jammed you are. this is eastbound traffic even though the accident causing the problem is cleared. we had an accident schuylkill expressway eastbound at the boulevard. we showed you live as the police pulled away. we're jammed 36 minute ride jammed approaching conshohocken to city avenue. it's a slow go on the schuylkill expressway eastbound even though the accident has cleared. down wires blocking administer are road at philadelphia pike stick to washington boulevard to avoid the delay. pennsauken, let's check the latest. they remove the accident scene, the vehicles involved you can see the workers are out there trying to fix the downed pole. they have it upright, they are trying to rewire it.
we have two lanes blocked 130 southbound crescent boulevard near drexel avenue. that's a busy area. as volume builds it will cause an issue pennsauken camden county. action cam showing us the scene, the issue is still out there, they are trying to fix the traffic light. residents in wilmington say they may be hardened by gun violencance -- violence and crime, but they have been shaken by this. police found a body inside a garbage can. police got a tip yesterday afternoon. "action news" spoke to neighbors who are puzzled by her death. nobody noticed anything out of the ordinary. they are disturbed and upset. >> so many things has been going on in the wilmington, delaware. or kilaware is what they call it, it's
>> swimmers watched a friend go into the water and never saw him reassure face. it happened in carbon county yesterday. it took several rescue teams to recover the victim. the swimmer was from out of state. warning signs were posted in the area. back in may, a teenager was killed and another seriously hurt when they fell from a rock at the top of the falls. developing overnight, two u.s. olympic swimmers are being detained in brazil. they cannot leave because of comments made about an alleged armed robbery. annie mccormick has more. >> reporter: brazilian authorities want testify from
all swimmers they are leaving the door open for possible prosecution if they lied to authorities. olympic swimmers jack conger and gunnar bentz were silent being led out of the airport in rio this morning. they were on board a plane wednesday night when authorities pulled them off. it centers around the reported robbery of four swimmers including jimmy feggen and ryan lochte. it was lochte who said they were robbed at gunpoint by a man with a police bag. he took cash not cell phones. the four were returning to the olympic village after a late-night party following the final swimming event. among the details that have changed from the original account. he said the taxi was not pulled over by men with a badge, but they were robbed after stopping at a gas station and the gun was
pointed at the swimmer but not cocked and put directly against his head. lochte made it home to florida tuesday. konger and benz are retained by brazilian authorities. a member of the u.s. consulate was there before they were taken away. >> unfortunately i'm bound by u.s. law by a law called the privacy act. and i can not speak about anything. >> reporter: lochte attorney said there's no question that the robbery did occur. lochte admitted that he was intoxicated that night and was afraid to give a report because he did not want to get in trouble with olympic officials. reporting live from the satellite center, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> thank you annie. philadelphia woman wants to know what a convicted section offender was doing behind the wheel of a tax. >> he grabbed and went in between my legs in between my legs and the back of my legs and
then he just slamming meanders the car trying to get my pocketbook. i started screaming help. >> the victim whose identity we are protecting said darrell mcfadden attacked her outside the ardmore train station. he was criminal history, statutory sexual assault corruption of minors and criminal assault. agency regulating taxi said felons can be hired, but the drivers must provide safe and reliable service. vice president joe biden unveiled an memorial honoring his son beau. bow biden worked in the country in 1998. during a heartfelt speech the vice president pledged every biden born would see the
memorial. beau biden died from brain cancer last year. >> david showing the rain showers are getting intense out there. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you there are showers around, cape may county has some of these, it's not ever where, in spots you will see in a moment, especially up north we'll have a brief intense downpour around. let's take a quick look outside at the airport. you can see a dry airport landing field is wet because the line ever showers is coming through. we want to look at the rain. we'll start out north on storm tracker 6 live double scan, that live scan gives you the most detailed image of the rain. from hellertown to northern bucks county we're seeing intense cells. now, these are moving through fairly quickly. if we move these for you, the movement is from west to east,
moving through coopersburg quickly, coopersburg drying out. if you get caught under these went to last much longer. dublin and chalfonte seeing this. doylestown about ready to see some. the movement is west to east. you get hit with a heavier cell it will come down like cats and dogs, but only for five minutes or so in most cases. in philadelphia, it's lighter rain, more of the same in glassboro and woodstown. again, things drying out quickly this morning. 74 is the current temperature. 71 is the dewpoint. we're starting out on the humid side. the wind you see out of the northwest it will lower the humidity again. in terms of rain, future tracker 6 shows you between now and noon not much going on. everything you see out there now will clear out. the clouds break up a bit we're expecting partly sunny skies overall especially in the
afternoon hours. later today and tonight there could additional showers or thundershowers up in the poconos or the lehigh valley. temperatures today it will get warm. 88 by 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., 89 degrees you'll have the partly sunny skies returning during the morning hours. humidity levels which are rye will lower a little bit -- which are high will lower a little bit. allentown, upper 80s there. 86 in cape may. 82 in atlantic city. 81 in surf city, 83 in ocean city. a low risk of rip currents, but swim near the lifeguards. it will be sunny, a bit human, but not as -- humid, not as warm and sticky as yesterday. 87 in rehoboth beach. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 889 degrees and end the heat wave, we deserve that, mostly sunny and
humid. friday, 91. saturday, 88, hopefully the phillies and the union stay dry. sunday, hot high of 90. more humid. in the afternoon, a gusty thunderstorm is possible. take cover if you hear thunder. monday, tuesday, wednesday, back in the low 80s and low humidity. looks good straight through thursday. a shock and a surprise, an officer thinks he is in the middle of a saving a life. but that's not what's going on. >> a a bunch of kayakers camp a glimpse of whales. >> reporter: it's slow on the schuylkill expressway, we'll take you there live and get the latest when "action news" comes right back. >> 6:44 we're taking a live
look at atlantic city, new jersey, where you see the cloud cover. we did have showers move through the area, moving off the coast, still messing things up in other spots. indeeds the roads are damp that could mean back up. >> reporter: the rain was not that heavy and not everywhere, it's just enough that it caused extra problems on the roads. we saw a few accidents on the schuylkill expressway eastbound near the boulevard. now we have heavy traffic even though the accident cleared, now within the delay we have a disabled vehicle pushed off to the side adding to the mess on the schuylkill expressway. you see the traivel -- travel
time, a 30 minute ride in both directions. that's an improvement it's not great, approaching the blue route to the curve you're traveling 15 miles per hour. it gets up to 25 miles per hour near the scene where the accident cleared approaching the boulevard. westbound jammed 8 miles per hour heading in the other direction to an area where you can see the rain has moved through and problems on the schuylkill expressway. here's the scene in pennsauken camden county 130 southbound still creating problems. i've got a shot, the action cam live on the scene, as though he pan around you can see the delay on 130 that's creating problems. police on hand they are directing traffic. we are giving you the latest since it happened. there was an accident brought down the traffic light. you can see they are on the scene they got the traffic light up, but they are blocking the two right lanes crescent boulevard southbound drexel
avenue. they are trying to fix the situation. that's why it's extra slow in the area. storm tracker 6 live double scan the reason for the accidents, roads are wet. hay in quakertown and 309 and pushing toward milford and allentown. and if the city, as well. >> thank you karen. a number of california families will be coming home to nothing that's the grim outlook from the san bernadino fire chief. he is urging 80,000 evacuees who are refusing to leave, leave now. the clayton fire to the north is easing up. 4,000 people are allowed to go back to their homes. that man there has been arrested for starting the blaze. republican donald trump will talk security at a rally in charlotte one day after receiving his first classified intelligence briefing. this is the nominee pulling up
to the field office in new york city. trump said he had not trusted the american intelligence agencies over the past ten years. he held a national security round table at trump tower with his new staff. >> hillary clinton said he can higher and fire anyone he wants, but he is the same man. at a rally in cleveland, the democratic nominee accused him of cutting taxes for the super wealthy. she pledged not to raise taxes on middle class earners. someone called 911 last month to report that an instant was left in a car at a shopping plaza. the police officer said he thought he was looking at a lifeless child he realized it was a doll. >> it felt like a baby, it looked like a baby and
you, matt and tam. great to be with you this morning. coming up on "g.m.a." we have breaking news, the olympians in hot water. two u.s. swimmers pulled from their flight and detained in rio. the question is did ryan lochte and his teammates lie about the alleged robbery. thousands of acres are burning and destroying homes. rob marciano is on the scene in san bernadino i'll have developments on that. the world's tallest water slide when a 10-year-old boy was killed. they are speaking you tell. olympic gold medalist, labron james on a mission to help thousands of kids. we'll have that story only orchl orchl -- only "g.m.a." >> he is a gold medalist, didn't perform this time, even when you've done it all.
>> you've done it all. >> reporter: looking at the roads, live in new jersey, 42, northbound traffic not too horrible, but it's slow coming up from deptford and turnersville up over the ben franklin bridge into the city it will take you longer. septa regional rail thorndale line has 20 minutes delays. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan karen, showers moving east quickly won't last all that much longer. 12 hour forecast shows we're in the 80s in the afternoon. muggy this morning and less humid this afternoon. had a high of 89 degrees will be around 4:00 p.m. fiona will take until early next week before heading into the eastern atlantic. might cut toward bermuda, it's
something you want to keep your eye on if you're heading out to that vacation. >> an amazing moment in nature for kayakers in canada, a pod of baby whales and their mother surfaced putting on a historic show. they heard the whales were in the area they headed out thinking they might get a peek at a distance. instead they were right there. they remained 100 meters from the animals out of republican for their wild habitat.
>> top story police in wilmington are investigating the discovery of a woman's body found stuck in a garbage can near a school on 22nd street yesterday afternoon. >> reporter: schuylkill expressway eastbound we're back to the normal slowing. westbound heavy 38 minute ride from the vine to the blue route looking live on the schuylkill expressway near bell month. >> reporter: we have a thin line of precipitation moving west to east. looks like a warm afternoon getting up to 89 degrees around 4:00 p.m. humid right now, but less humid this afternoon. >> i can't wait until next week. we're in for a little bit more
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good morning, america. breaking overnight two u.s. swimmers pulled off a plane in brazil by police held for hours and now being forced to stay in rio. facing questions about that alleged robbery at gunpoint. the videotape now at the heart of the investigation. did ryan lochte and his te teammates mislead authorities about that alleged robbery? also breaking this morning, the chaos in california. >> this is nuts. fire on both sides of me. >> 29 major fires raging in the west scorching thousands of acres. one just 60 miles outside los angeles. now more than 1,500 firefighters battling the blaze facing new red flag warnings this morning. terror at sea. more than 500 people told to abandon a passenger ship after a fire breaks out on board. passengers evacuating down emergency