tv Today NBC August 16, 2014 7:00am-8:31am EDT
good morning. breaking news overnight. violence returns to suburban st. louis, nearly a week after the shooting death of an unarmed teenager by a police officer. protesters clashing with police on looting a store that's become a new flashpoint in all of this. the information released by the police that has stoked even more outrage. under arrest, a new york couple in custody this morning, charged with kidnapping two young amish sisters. while those girls are reunited with family and police credit one of them for helping lead officers to the alleged captors. indicted, texas governor rick perry charged with two felony counts of abuse of power after he allegedly tried to strong arm a political rival.
could that end any chance of a white house run in 2016? and she's got game. 13-year-old phenom mo'ne davis tosses a record-setting two-hit shutout, showing the world why you would want to throw like a girl, saturday, august 16th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill, alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. in ferguson, missouri, police and protesters facing off there yet again after officials tried to defuse the tension over the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown but instead managed to fan the flames even more. ron allen has the latest for us.
ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. police say they're trying to be more open and honest about the night in question and released a videotape that allegedly shows michael brown involved in a robbery at a store minutes before he was shot and killed athe a location not far away. it's that store that was targeted last night for violence. hundreds of people around the street were calm but at some point things shifted and that's when the looters moved in. tensions were high with heavily armed police firing tear gas to break up a crowd overnight. several stores were looted until members of the community stepped in to stand guard. the security video has ignited passions once again. police say it shows michael brown taking cigars from a store, shoving the clerk, what the report calls a strong armed robbery. minutes before brown was shot and kill bid officer darren wilson.
ferguson's chief did not release pictures of wilson, along with the video of brown. >> we believe that he is strategically assassinating the character of michael brown. >> police insist they're responding to media requests. while brown was allegedly at the store, police documents show officer wilson was handling a sick call with an ambulance not far away, between 11:48 am and noon. at 11:51 am, police got 911 calls about the store robbery and radioed out a description of the suspect a minute later. the documents reveal wilson left his call and encountered brown some four miles away at about 12:01 pm. stopping him, police have said, because he and a companion were in a roadway, blocking traffic. >> the initial contact between the officer and mr. brown was not related to the robbery. >> reporter: but police say at some point officers saw cigars in brown's hand and thought he might be a suspect in the
robbery. what happened then is in dispute. the records show when a second officer arrived at 12:04 pm, michael brown was dead. overnight, as hundreds gathered, the video and police reports were what so many wanted to talk about. >> outrage at the way the whole thing -- i don't like that they put the video out first. >> they're going to make matters worse and everyone is going to keep protesting. >> reporter: now another night of violence. the calm here broke and police say they did not make any arrests. three officers were injured. there's a light police presence on the street, trying to avoid inciting the violence. we'll see if they continue carrying out that tactic going forward. >> ron allen, this new violence comes in the wake of demonstrators getting what they have been calling on for days, the identity of a police officer who shot and killed michael brown. who is the officer? mark potter has more. mark, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning to you, lester. for days, police say they were reluctant to release the name of the officer, citing security concerns. under growing pressure, they finally relented. since the protests in ferguson began, residents have been demanding to know which police officer fired the fatal shots that killed michael brown. friday, police released his name, but provided few other details. according to ferguson's police chief, the officer is darren wilson, 28 years old. he has been a police officer for six years, four years on the ferguson police force and serving prior to that in a neighboring community near st. louis. ferguson's police chief says wilson has had no disciplinary problem sfwls he had no complaints. he was a gentle, quiet man, distinguished officer >> translator: chief added that the officer, quote, never intended for any of this to happen. >> he has been an excellent officer for the police department. >> reporter: since the shooting one week ago, wilson has been placed on administrative leave,
drawing criticism from some online overnight with one asking on twitter, why isn't darren wilson arrested ? another writing darren wilson is on paid vacation right now. wow! now police and prosecutors point out the case is under investigation by local authorities and the fbi. they will not say how long it will take. nor will they reveal any details about what they may have found out. lester? >> mark potter this morning, thank you. >> benjamin krump is the attorney for the brown family. >> good morning, erica. >> things had been relatively calm and we see the breakout of violence, the looting. how is that affecting the brown family? >> they're disappointed, erica, because they truly want people to protest peacefully. and they have asked for calm continuously. but it goes without saying, erica, the police have been
devious in the manner that they chose to disseminate information in a piecemeal fashion to assassinate the character of the victim. i've been doing this for many years and, you know, that's police tactic 101, when they can't justify a killing, they try to have those smoke and mirrors. nothing can just -- nothing can justify, erica, this execution-style murder of this young man in broad daylight. >> in terms of that video and release of the name, the chief has said in his mind there was no good way to do it and it was requested information. that's why it came out. the fbi is moving into this. they say they'll canvas the neighborhood to find out if there could be any additional witnesses. is it your thinking, your feeling at this point that there are more people out there who may have seen something or who may know something? >> certainly, with broad daylight, erica, and a lot of
witnesses would not talk to the local police authorities. and yesterday, what they did was an example of that. there's no trust from the local community with the local law enforcement. they don't think they're going to try to hold off as accountable. they think they're going to sweep tund the rug and they're outraged by it. >> taking over the criminal investigation from ferguson, promising transparency here. do you feel this is a better fit at this point? have they been transparent thus far with you? have you had any contact? >> very little contact, erica. if yesterday is an example of the transparency, then the community is going to continue to be distrustful. why would you release still photographs that appear to be michael brown the same today you identify the officer, but you won't release photographs of the person who killed him?
>> are you getting your questions answered? >> no. you know, the police chief spent all this money and resources to try to get a report to assassinate the character of michael brown, but what people really want to know if ferguson, all around america, is what happened that day at 12:04 when he shot this young man multiple times in broad daylight for what witnesses said he put his hands up. the universal sign of surrender, erica, and the police officer kept shooting. that's why we've been pushing the federal government so much to do an independent autopsy and ballistics report to talk about the number of times the bullets hit him and the trajectory of the bullets. because there's no way you can justify this execution-style murder. we are a nation of laws. and you -- even the hardest criminals, when they put their
hands and up surrender, we don't execute them. why did michael brown have to be executed? >> i know you have talked about doing a second autopsy. and, as we mentioned, the fbi is now investigating. so, we will all be looking for the results of that investigation. benjamin crump, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. texas governor rick perry is in legal jeopardy this morning, the day after a texas grand jury indicted him for abuse of power. could it put a possible 2016 white house run in jeopardy? kristen welker is following it all from martha's vineyard where president obama is vacationing. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: lester good morning to you. the grand jury indicted governor rick perry who ran for president in 2012 for two counts of abuse of power, trying to coerce a democratic official who oversees an agency that investigates public corruption to resign after she was arrested on a drunk driving charge. last year, perry carried out a threat to veto millions of
dollars from her public integrity unit. after the official refused perry's repeated calls to resign, he was widely criticized for overstepping his authority at the time. prosecutors spent months calling witnesses saying he broke the law and indicted perry for abuse of power and public coercion. here is the special prosecutor. >> the grand jury has spoken there's probable cause to believe he committed two crimes, two felony crimes. >> reporter: now, perry's supporters are calling the lawsuit political and his lawyer released a statement that reads in part, quote, the veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority according to every governor under the texas constitution. we will continue to aggressively defend the governor's lawful and constitutional action and believe we will ultimately prevail. the indictment could complicate perry's political ambitions. many believe he has been positioning himself for another presidential run after his
unsuccessful bid in the last cycle. if convicted, he could face years behind bars. lester? >> kristen welker this morning, thanks. jenna is here with a look at the other stories we're following this morning. good morning again. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. first-degree kidnapping charges in the disappearance of two amish girls in upstate new york earlier this week. steven howell ii and nicole vacy were arrested where the 12 and 16-year-olds were taken thursday night. other charges are possible. the girls are now back home with their family. pope francis held an open air mass in south korea where he recognized korean catholics who died during their faith for the 18th and 19th century. as anne thompson told us, the streets overflowed with those looking to get a glimpse at the
pontiff. >> reporter: incredible sight in the center of seoul today, thousands of people as far as you could see came to celebrate mass. a modern day tragedy also got the pope's attention. just before mass he stopped his popemobile to greet families of the ferry disaster, occupying part of the city square to demand a new investigation from the government into the accident that killed more than 300 people, many of them teenagers. the pope embraced ka man who lot his daughter in that accident and is on a hunger strike. as he has done on other foreign trips, the pope went and visited a center for the disabled to bring attention to the people he says society forgets. he turns his focus back to asian
youth day tomorrow, the reason he's here. i'm anne thompson in seoul. now back to you. >> the wife of legendary deejay casey kasem plans to bury him in norway. she wrote a letter to the norwegian government earlier this month. there's still no word of a funeral or burial date. he die d after years of battlin dementia. dr. kent brantley release aid statement saying he was recovering in every way and looking forward to being reunited with his family. he still has a few hurdles he can clear before he can be discharged. he was working for a christian aid organization treating ebola patients when he contracted the disease. is he currently being treated at emory hospital in atlanta.
how is this for pricey? 1962 ferrari 250 gto set a record this week as the most expensive car ever sold at auction. the car is said to be one of only 39 made and sold for a whopping $38 million. which lead mes me to this quest. lester, how does it drive? >> a used car. >> hey! >> you're saying you wouldn't buy a used car? >> it's his weekend car, guys. weekend car. and finally this morning, listen to this. pitcher takes the mound, throws a 70-mile-an-hour fastball, needing 70 pitches to shut out the other team, only allows two hits the whole game. here is the clincher, the pitcher is 13 years old, and a girl. >> yeah. >> yeah, baby. matchup against the team from nashville, davis is the first girl in the history of the little league world series to throw a shutout.
we'll have much more on her great story in our next half hour. >> love that. >> love, love, love. fun stuff. >> for the record, i don't drive. i don't have a car. >> but if you did, it would be a -- >> yeah, yeah. >> we know that. dylan has a check of the weather. >> good morning, everyone. stronger storms across missouri, moving into western illinois right now. heavier downpours along with some flash flooding possible because it is coming down very heavily and moving into quincy, illinois. we are going to see the chance of some of these stronger storms through the day. over the past 24 hours, we've already picked up several inches of rain. we could see another three to four inches of rain as we go through the day today. it is going to remain unsettled in the hi. i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. it doesn't get much better than the weather we're going to have today. temperatures range between 82 and 85 degrees. sunny and nice. wind speeds 5 to 10 miles an hour. great way to kickoff the
weekend. take a look at tomorrow. humidity will go up. a chance of passing showers in the morning. 86 degrees our high. our average for this time of year. and then as we head into next week, we track a stormy pattern. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks. over dangerous drugs we highlighted on "today" earlier this week, synthetic drugs sold at stores. they're said to mimic the effects of marijuana. now there's a big push to keep these out of the hands of kids. here is rehema ellis. >> reporter: it's sold in colorful packages with names like mr. nice guy, k2 and typically labeled not for consumption. new hampshire officials say, in fact, it's all synthetic marijuana, also known as spice. and the cause of 47 overdoses just this week. now, new hampshire, under a
state of emergency, taking the product off the shelves. >> seen people on the ground having a seizure. >> it's a public health emergency at this point. >> reporter: it's made of dry plant material which can be sprayed with a chemical, touted as similar to thc, the ingredient in marijuana. it can be smoke order brewed into a tea, causing a dangerous high that can also be deadly. >> we want people to know how dangerous this is. this is not a game. it is totally real. >> reporter: on facebook, veronica and devon ekhart raise awareness by posting a picture of their only son, 19-year-old connor, who died in california after taking one hit of synthetic pot. >> you would think it would be safe, it would be okay. it's an alternative to marijuana. it's anything but that. it's a deadly poison. >> reporter: studies show it's a nationwide problem. nearly 8% of high school seniors have tried it.
>> eliminate this product for the immediate term but with school starting in the next couple of weeks we don't want it on the streets. >> fourth most abused substance by high school students last year behind alcohol, marijuana and amphetamines. what is it about synthetic marijuana that makes it so dangerous? >> synthetic forms of marijuana are completely unpredictable. >> reporter: in manchester, new hampshire, more than 40 bags of smack were confiscated this week alone. across the country, officials and parents try to spread the word. these products are dangerous. for "today," rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. president obama took time from his vacation this week to call for peace and calm in ferguson, missouri. just one of the tense situations he's dealing with on what some have called a vacation from hell. let go back to kristen welker and martha's vineyard. i don't know if it's a vacation from hell but he has been awfully busy. >> reporter: he has been,
lester. it's his job to be plugged in at all times. still as presidential vacations go, this one has been unusually busy. >> nice day, huh? >> reporter: the first family's vacation was supposed to be filled with bike rides and rounds of golf. but as the president arrived on martha's vineyard, a u.s. military mission in iraq was front and center. >> these have been difficult days in iraq. >> hello, hello, hello. >> reporter: than an old rival became a new one again, hillary clinton arrived on the island days after she criticized the president's foreign policy in a magazine interview, the two publicly mending fences. >> i'm proud that i served with him and for him. >> reporter: on thursday another presidential appearance. this time, to address the protests over the police shooting of on an unarmed black teen in missouri. >> now is the time for healing. >> reporter: one commentator dubbed this the vacation from hell, with the white house releasing daily photos of the president hard at work. how concerned is the white house
about optics in swrgeneral when he's on vacation? >> i just don't think that the american people begrudge the president for taking down time with his family. he is very much staying engaged. >> reporter: president ronald reagan cut a california vacation short when a soviet fighter jet shot down a korean airlines flight. president clinton was on the vineyard as he ordered a strike on al qaeda and hurricane katrina hit while george w. bush was at his texas ranch. >> the most important thing for the white house is to show that he's in command of the issues, staying in touch. that at a moment's notice he is ready to act, to decide, to do anything he needs to do, whether it's in massachusetts or in washington, d.c. >> reporter: in a highly unusual move, president obama on sunday will head back to washington, d.c. he will have a few meetings with top officials. those meetings scheduled prior to this busy week. he will return to martha's
vineyard on tuesday. lester? >> kristen welker, thanks very much. i guess when you're the president, you can't let it go to voice mail, right? >> probably not, no. >> darn, i would make the worst president. >> let it go to voicemail. i'm on vacation. have you taken the ice bucket challenge? we have. wait until you hear how much money the trend on social media is -- >> that face! >> first this is "today" on nbc. we're all laughing.
if you spent any time on facebook or twitter recently or you have watched the "today" show, you have undoubtedly heard about the ice bucket challenge. >> it's raising money for lou gehrig's disease. it's going to the roof. >> everybody said if everybody is dumping ice over their head, nobody is donating to als. that couldn't be further from
the truth. i was challenged regarding als research and i challenge all of you guys. and since july 29th to august 15th, the exact dates, they have raised $9.5 million for als research. now let's go back to last year. that same time period, $1.6 million was raised. so that's like nine times what they raised last year because of all the awareness brought around this, because of the ice bucket challenge. just for the record, i have done it twice. i was challenged first. and then natalie morales challenged me again. so i have done it twice. but it is spreading across the country. it has just been one of those events that has raised so much awareness for als research and so much money, too. this has been really just one of those things that kind of just spread out of control. >> it's raising a lot of money for people who do the bagged ice. >> true. >> and buckets. >> and buckets, yeah. there you go. oh, and the water company.
eat it up. it is great. it really is paying off, literally, in terms of awareness and donati 7:26. good morning, everyone. i'm ted greenberg. a beautiful start to our weekend. let's get a look at the first alert forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. good morning. >> good morning. it's even a cool start to the morning especially if you're in the poconos or parts of our suburbs in the lehigh valley, you'll need a jacket before you head out the door. gorgeous conditions down the shore. warmer closer to the water. here's a look at our current temperatures. i'll show you what i mean. we're at 48 degrees in the poconos. 59 at the atlantic city airport. 64 degrees in dover. 62 right in the city. as we head into the rest of today, temperatures range from 82 and 85 degrees. sunny and nice. >> thank you. this morning a funeral will be held for four children who died
in a fire in southwest philadelphia last month. brothers patrick sanyeah and taj jacque and sisters maria and marialla bowah were killed on july 5th. 13 homes in the neighborhood were damaged. the fire commissioner says after consulting with the fire marshal, the cause is ruled as undetermined. they say they meticulously processed the scene but the damage was too extensive and destroyed any evidence. an investigation is under way after a crash involving a septa police car and suv. authorities suspect the driver of the suv was drunk when the crash happened. right now the septa officer is in stable condition. we're back in 25 minutes. more of the "today" show is coming your way next. i'm ted greenberg. have a great weekend.
back now on a saturday morning, the 16th of august, 2014. lot of friends out there on the plaza. we're still getting people -- we're talking about how people are back in school and how everybody is back at school. >> already? >> yeah. >> really? >> i always went back after labor day. >> we did, too. that's what we're looking at in my house. >> i don't even remember school, period, much less going back. >> when harper starts going? >> i don't even know how old she is. i am stressing out. >> her birthday is thursday. >> mine was a one-room schoolhouse. i remember it very well. >> you walked uphill both ways,
ba barefoot. >> i could tell you stories. >> we told you about mo'ne davis, this 13-year-old make a big name for herself at the little league world series. we'll tell you more about what she did in her debut. >> i love this girl. the beatles turned abbey road into the most famous crosswalk in the world. now something could be added to that iconic street that would forever change it. we'll tell you why. famed hollywood mogul harvey weinstein will join us, talking about the star-studded new movie "the giver" and get his thoughts on the tragic death of oscar winner robin williams. twitter is responding to very harsh comments that led williams' daughter to actually quit twitter this week. >> reporter: he shined as one of hollywood's most beloved funny men. >> nanu nanu. >> reporter: many mourned, including his daughter zelda who tweet identity love you. i miss you.
i'll try to keep looking up. a few anonymous users responded by bullying the younger williams, sending her grisly photo shopped images of her father even blaming her for her death. the tormenting proved so much. she tweeted i'm sorry i should have risen above. deleting this from my devices for a good, long time. maybe forever. time will tell. good-bye. in a rare response to the cyber bullying, twitter issue this had statement. we will not tolerate abuse of this nature on twitter. we have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue. and we are in the process of evaluating how we can further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one. across the country, the comedy legend lives on in countless memorials and tributes from fans and fellow actors, even broadway dimming its lights this week. amid the celebration of his
life, a call for better understanding of what led to his death. his suicide following battles with depression, anxiety and early stage parkinson's disease, a mystery even to those closest to him. >> he just decided to do it. i don't know why. i never will. i'll be crying about that forever. i'm getting -- >> reporter: legions of fans still struggling to comprehend an ending no one saw coming. for "today," jacob riscone, nbc news, los angeles. >> it can be mean out there. >> it really can. it's even worse, too, when you prey on someone in such a difficult situation. frankly, it's sick. let's head outside to dylan for a check of the weather now. >> hey, good morning, guys. good morning, everyone. we've got some big news, because you guys are revealing your baby's name right here on the "today" show. >> yes. >> your family knows it's a boy. >> yes. >> okay. >> his name is michael cooper lang. he is coming in six weeks. >> so exciting. you're having your 10th
birthday. where are you from? >> i'm from raleigh. >> i'm from tampa. >> you're both turning ten. >> yeah. >> but they're not twins because they're not sisters. that makes sense. we are going to see pretty nice temperatures across most of the country. in the northeast especially, a little bit below average. still very nice. we'll finally get back into the upper 70s and lower 80s. heat is on down south. we'll be in the triple digits with your feels like temperature closer to 106 in dallas. the shumhumidity is high. it will be sizzling across texas and louisiana as well. we could see stronger storms today back through missouri and moving through illinois as we go into this afternoon. some hail, flash flooding possible. we could end up with three to four inches of rain. also some showers in southwestern texas and a little bit unsettled across the northern plains. again, through florida, we'll see stronger storms of the we had a reported tornado yesterday. today the storms should not be as strong. and the west coast is looking fantastic. on sunday we will see a couple of showers and storms move into
the ohio river and tennessee river valleys. we'll keep an eye out for that hi. i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. it doesn't get much better than this weather that we're going to have today. temperatures range between 82 and 85 degrees. sunny and nice. wind speeds out of the west 5 to 10 miles per hour. great way to kick off the weekend. look at tomorrow. our humidity will go up. a chance of passing showers especially in the morning. 86 degrees our high. our average for this time of year. as we head into next week, we track a stormy pattern. >> and let's head way out west for "today's" top spot. it's the tenth annual wooden boat show in toledo, oregon. it celebrates the traditions of wooden boats with fun family activities. boat races, boat building activities, boat rides. there's even a treasure hunt.
if that's not enough for you, there's live music and canoe jousting. i've never heard of it before but can put it together. seems unstable on the canoes there. >> i think it sounds like the makings of a good time. jenna said she's up for it. >> i wonder what that would look like. >> another field trip. >> here we go. don't worry. it's exciting. >> it's going to be great. be careful. still to come just in time for your next summer barbecue, some troubling new reports out. concerns over tick bites and how they could actually make you develop an allergy t ♪
enjoy dinner with dancing. make mealtime more memorable. save $3 on select bags of iams® dog & cat food. at petsmart®. crest 3d white whitestrips vs. whitening trays. these trays feel a little loose. it's kind of hard to talk. the whitestrips really grip. look at that. crest supreme flexfit whitestrips grip to your teeth, and whiten as well as a $500 professional treatment. crest whitestrips. the way to whiten. this one goes out to all you know who you are... you've become deaf to the sound of your own sniffling. your purse is starting to look more like a tissue box...
you can clear a table without lifting a finger... well muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin. because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin doesn't start working until hour 3. zyrtec®. muddle no more™
whi, how's it going?. whatever you're looking for, start by test-driving nearly every make and model all in one place. carmax. start here. back now with a health alert that may be a bit of a downer for your weekend barbecue. doctors are reporting an increase in tick bites that cause allergic reactions to red meat. as gabe gutierrez reports, it's leading to growing concerns across the country. >> reporter: more americans are
suddenly finding red meat is biting back. >> about 2:30 in the morning, i woke up just itching. my hands felt like they were on fire. >> reporter: for this chef near nashville, food has been a big part of her life but one meal almost killed her. >> it was just very unfathomable. i don't even know what happened to me yet they're telling me i would have had 20 minutes to live. >> reporter: turns out it was an allergic reaction to red meat brought on from a bite from a lone star tick. they're no longer just from the south. they've spread to the midwest and east coast. >> two of my patients were here for this. >> reporter: jordan sims first thought this was a mosquito bite until the swelling got worse. >> i didn't know what was happening. i thought maybe i ate something not right and i was itching. >> reporter: it would come as a surprise to anyone. after all, why would you think you're suddenly allergic to burgers when you've been eating them all your life?
the ticks carry a sugar found in beef, pork and lamb. if they bite you, the sugar can be transferred into your blood stream. some people create antibodies to fight that sugar. the next time they chow down on red meat there's an allergic reaction. >> manifests three to six hours after eating the meat. >> reporter: the symptoms can be treated with antihistamines, and severe reactions could be deadly. some people are carrying epipens. doctors don't know for sure whether the allergy is permanent but september norman isn't taking chances sfw it's not worth it to me to even take the risk. i can live without it because i would rather live. >> reporter: for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >> there are things you can do to protect yourself from tick bites. you should wear light colored clothing outdoors. when you come back inside, put your clothes in the dryer on high heat at least an hour. that will kill any ticks. use a bug repel enter with deet.
keep your grass mowed and as you saw that woman, clear away any litter and extra brush around your home. let's head over to jenna now and today's plaza fan of the day. >> from laport, indiana, 45th wedding anniversary. i asked them what the secret was. what is the secret to 45 years of marriage? >> don't whine, but have a lot of. >> almost like she never practiced that. take it away to the sound of laughter in the background. this weekend, go ahead and read that. >> hollywood. >> up next, ready? here we go. >> oh, up next, hollywood maverick. harvey weinstein on his new project and his bonding with robin williams. project and his bonding with robin williams. >> but first these messages! if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me, and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a biologic... this is humira.
this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage in many adults. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. talk to your doctor and visit humira.com this is humira at work
the bhershey's s'mores, together is hothe unmistakable taste that reminds us that life is delicious. you would need like a bunch of those to clean this mess. [ kc ] you're probably right. hi, cascade kitchen counselor. 1 pac of cascade complete cleans tough food better than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. cascade. beyond clean and shine. every time. if it doesn't work fast... you're on to the next thing. clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? this one's a keeper.
rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. why feed your dog wellness®? and for dark spots rapid tone repair. we use natural, real meats, fruits and veggies. but the real reason, speaks for itself. wellness®. right now, save $5 on select wellness® dog food. at petsmart®. keep t♪e change. at famous footwear we're not just selling back to school shoes, we're selling straight up confidence. we've done our homework to find the hottest shoes to send your kids back in style. like our exclusive shimmer print converse high-tops. anybody sitting here? only at famous footwear. famous footwear. victory is yours.
we're back now with hollywood mogul harvey weinstein. new star-studded movie "the giver." >> based on a story of a young man who learns the true power of memory. take a look. >> i can tell why you've been acting this way. your injection levels are extremely low. i can correct this. and then we will address what's happened. >> i know that there's something more. >> fiona? >> something missing from our lives. no, not missing. something that has been stolen from me, from you. i don't know what it is exactly, but jonas does. >> nice to have you with us in studio 1a. >> pleasure to see you. >> in terms of this movie for people who aren't familiar with it, there's message of the beauty and the pain in the memories that we have. we saw jeff bridges there for a glimpse. he wanted to get this movie
made. what was it that you saw in the story that made you say this one is worth it? >> he owned it for 18 years and never came to us. finally, i think, we were like -- it was alphabetical. he went to w, started with a. i brought the script home and i have four daughters. and three of them, it's their favorite book. they saw "the giver" and it was -- my kids are just such charming, wonderful -- dad if you don't make this movie, we'll kill you. >> that works? >> i have three terrorists at home. i don't negotiate. i capitulate. and meryl's kids -- i said will you do this movie with me? i said check with the kids. don't even make the decision ourselves. check with your kids, i've checkd with my kids and we'll just jump in. she calls me back five minutes later, it's now mandatory. so the girls -- she's got girls,
too. >> hers and yours. >> and ours, in a big get together made us make the movie. >> despite that kind of pressure, as a filmmaker, are you always a little nervous when you take a book and try to turn it into the movie? the people who read the books -- we've all done it. we go to the movie and it's not quite the same. does it give you pause? >> i've had a pretty good track record except in one area. but i decided when i saw south carolina, there were so many telephone calls, so many modern technology in the areas that i wanted to shoot, i couldn't do it. i found a latitude that was perfect in the place of the middle like transylvania and romania. every newspaper in the country goes, heathens, horrible. i flew him over. he saw the topography and said oh, my god, did i make a mistake.
thought it was as good as "gone with the wind." a lot of people like that movie. that was the one time where i didn't have the author on my -- but lois is contankerous, the woman who wrote the thing. she kept seeing it in various stages. she would give me a needle here, needle there. what about this, the ending. then she saw the final version with the special effects and everything else and she said oh, my god, there's some things in here that i would like to take and rewrite my own book. when they see it all together, it works. >> it worked out all right. robin williams thanked you in his acceptance speech. >> what he said, it means family weinstein. it was like don corleone's family that we had done something maybe untorrid to get
him the oscar. working with robin was a full-time joy. whenever -- he was so caring about everybody else, you know. >> we keep hearing that story about him. >> i'm sure just -- you can guess but i'm sure knowing him through some substance abuses, through chapters like that in his life that the parkinson probably -- the idea that here was no control, you know -- i don't know. i think that was daunting to somebody whose whole talent was that inner talent, the ability to not be able to talk, the ability not to be verbal. there had to be something. >> we'll never know. before you go, quickly, you're doing a musical. quickly tell me about it. >> from one of my favorite movies. we opened it in boston. boston globe and all the papers there and all the radio stations, honest to god, guys, unanimous ratings. we're going to break a box office record. there's a song in the show called "stronger" that ends act
that's why there's a listerine® product for every mouth. one to clean your whole mouth. one for those hard to reach places. one to protect kids mouths from cavities. even one to freshen breath on-the-go. with over 100 years of innovation in oral care... there's a listerine® product for every mouth in your house. for cleaner, healthier mouths go beyond brushing alone. listerine®. power to your mouth ™. [ doorbell rings ] stall them. [ imitates monkey ]
stop stalling. cascade platinum fights cloudy residue 3x better than the competing gel and helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. cascade platinum. and helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. ♪ ♪ yoplait. it is so good for everyone's midnight cravings. with one small catch.en use dove bar for 7 days? no mirrors. everyday they wash with dove beauty bar but can only feel what's happening. on the seventh day beautiful skin is revealed. dove is different. with one quarter moisturizing cream it helps skin feel more firm and elastic. really want to feel the difference? take the dove 7 day test.
♪ [ male announcer ] you're not just looking for a house. you're looking for a place for your life to happen. 7:56. good morning, everyone. i'm ted greenberg. a cool but sunny start to our saturday. meteorologist brittney shipp is here with the forecast. >> if you head out in the next hour, you'll need a jacket. plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. temperatures staying below average but warmer than yesterday. look outside right now. lots of sunshine. barely a cloud in the sky over the city skyline. 55 degrees in allentown. chilly start in cherry hill at 56 degrees. already at 60 in washington township. a closer look along the shore. mild conditions. 71 degrees currently. as we head into the rest of today, 68 by 9:00 a.m.
by 11:00 a.m., 74 degrees. by 1:00 p.m., 83. happening in about an hour from now a funeral will be held for four children that died in a fire in southwest philadelphia last month. the four were trapped inside the house and killed. last night people came together at divine mercy parish for a viewing of the young victims. the fire back in early july started on the porch of a home along gesner street and spread. flames damaged more than a dozen houses there. right now the cause of the fire is labeled as undetermined. happening today, the regatta is getting under way. it's the largest rowing competition for athletes with physical disabilities. it runs until 4:00 this afternoon. we're back at 8:30 with a full hour of news. i'm ted greenberg.
good morning. it's saturday, august 16th, 2014. here is a look at today's top stories. violence returns. volatile situation in suburban st. louis erupts once again overnight. police in riot gear using smoke bombs to disperse a crowd while outrage over the shooting death of michael brown and the handling of the investigation grows louder. abduction arrests. a couple arraigned overnight in the kidnapping of two young amish sisters. their disappearance sparking a massive search before the girls were let go. this morning, how one of the girls helped police find their alleged captors. and show me the mo'ne! >> a complete game for mo'ne davis. >> pitching sensation mo'ne
davis makes pitching history at the little league world series. we'll hear from the girl taking williamsport and the country by storm. welcome back to "today" on a saturday morning. love to watch her. >> i know. you stole jenna's line. she's been saying that all morning. >> i stole your line? >> i've been saying it all morning. >> you really listen. >> which line? >> show me the mo'ne. >> i'm sorry. next time i'll put a little disclaimer. >> it's all right. >> written by jenna wolfe. >> i'll let you rent it. breaking news overnight. renewed chaos over the streets of ferguson, missouri, one day after it appeared that calm had been restored. new outcry from protesters follows the new information released in the case by police, including a video implicating 18-year-old michael brown in a robbery. ron allen has the latest for us. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
lester. last night shows how volatile the situation still is here. a lot of people are upset that the police released that video of michael brown allegedly involved in a crime before he was shot and killed by the police officer. they saw it, the family did, certainly, as character assassination. it speaks to the level of mistrust and resentment between the community and the police here. there's also a small element here, police say, of people who are just up to no good and they say those are the people who are behind some of the violence that happened in the recent days and violence last night, perhaps. there were hundreds of protesters out last night, policing themselves. police have pulled back, trying not to entice the crowd. again, the bottom line is, things are still very volatile here. the first time we saw tactical, s.w.a.t. vehicles on the street, the first time we saw tear gas fired in a couple of days. the bottom line here is that things will have to go one day at a time, night by night. people hoping that things will settle down once again.
>> you know, ron, police released the name of the officer. we've seen the looting pictures. we saw the video in the store of the robbery. none of that gets to the heart of the matter as to what happened between michael brown and that police officer. where does that investigation stand right now? >> reporter: well, that's exactly the point, lester. that's why people are angry. they saw the release of that video as the police not focusing on the heart of the matter, why this young man was shot and killed. the investigation is moving forward. the family of michael brown especially gratified by the fact that the federal government is involved in this. fbi agents have been down here, interviewing people. they said the other day that will continue. they are encouraging people to come forward. a number of witnesses have refused to talk to local authorities because there's so much mistrust. the investigation is moving forward. people want it to go by as quickly and openly and as honestly as possible because they think that that is the key
to keeping things calm here. if people can find out answers to the questions that they so want to know, why this young man is no longer with us. >> ron allen, thank you very much. there's some chilling new information coming out when it comes to the kidnapping of those two amish sisters in upstate new york. the girls were found alive a day after they were taken. this morning there's a couple behind bars charged in connection with the case. holly jackson has been following it for us. she joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. the district attorney is telling us this morning the girls were sexually assaulted. it has been a tense and emotional three days here. we're expecting to hear more from officials about the case against the young couple they say is responsible. a new york couple is in custody this morning, facing charges of first degree kidnapping. stephen howells ii and nicole vaisey are in jail.
>> members of the community can't believe this would happen here. they are a little bit more secure with their children now and, unfortunately, this is the harsh realities. >> reporter: police say two sisters, a 12-year-old and 7-year-old, were abduct friday their family's farm stand along the side of the road. that sparked a massive search with only one police sketch to go by since many amish shun photography. late thursday, the girls turned up, upstate, by a man who recognized them from local coverage. >> the roles were reversed, a member of his family or friend, you know, that they would help him out, too. >> reporter: but already small signs of change in this quiet and normally trusting community. the family's farm stand no longer sitting alongside the road. was this a wake-up call? >> no. i would call it a bunch of people alarmed and ticked off that somebody would do this to somebody who lives in their community.
>> reporter: the girls are back with their family and police are crediting the older sister with providing information that they say helped police find the suspects. >> they let the past be the past. >> reporter: this morning, erica, both suspects in this case are being held without bond. >> hallie jackson for us this morning. thank you. jenna has the rest of our top stories this morning. governor rick perry has been indicted by a grand jury, claiming he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign. abuse of his official capacity stemming from his threat to veto funding for a statewide public integrity program led by the d.a. unless she stepped down. his lawyer released a statement that says, in part, the veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the
texas constitution. we will continue to aggressively defend the governor's lawful and constitutional action and believe we will ultimately prevail. we have new details this morning about the utah woman who is in critical condition after drinking toxic iced tea. authorities say an industrial cleaning solution was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar that ended up in the iced tea dispenser. 67-year-old jan harding drank the tea at dickeys barbecue in a salt lake city suburb, severely burning her esophagus and mouth. nascar has announced a new rule ahead of this weekend's race at michigan international speedway following an incident in which tony stewart struck and killed kevin ward jr. in a sprint cup race. drivers will now be required to remain in their race cars after accidents until safety workers arrive unless they were at risk from fire or smoke. last saturday after stewart
appeared to clip ward's car, ward left the car during the caution period, walked down the track and was hit by stewart. stewart said he will not be participating in this weekend's race in michigan. a bizarre story. it's about a thief who pulls off a heist in a three-story closet in texas and it just got a little more bizarre. the alleged burglar reportedly sent the houston press writer some of the items that were stolen. self proclaimed thief first called the press writer and, using a voice modulater said every single item that socialite had in her 3,000 foot closet was fake. they plan to review the items to see if they actually belonged to her. and finally, they say home is where -- i wrote that wrong, it's home is where the heart is but i wrote home is where the
house is unless it's hanging over a bridge. it's going well so far. it got stuck and snarled traffic. the moving company miscalculated the amount of room needed to clear the bridge guardrail. and you wonder why math is important for things like this. and so there are these poor people with this house is not where they are right now because it's hanging over the side of the bridge. >> i feel like that story had been better had all the words fit together to make a good center. >> so home is -- no, home is on the bridge. >> home is on a bridge over a bridge of troubled water. >> and maybe you should get a second opinion. >> i thenk we shouink we should weather. >> i think that's a good tea. >> it could take a few minutes before carson starts crying here or falls asleep. we're not sure. how old is carson? >> 2 months. >> 2 months today. and he loves new york. while he cries we'll go over here. from 2 months to 13 years.
feel any different now? >> not really. >> big teenager. thanks for being here and happy birthday. we could see stronger storms through missouri, moving into illinois. just watch out in that area. you could see quick bursts of heavy rain, three to four inches of rain possible. we'll look at extreme heat through texas today. it is going to feel like we're up around 105 to 110 degrees when you factor in the humidity. overall, sunday is looking a bit unsettled in the midwest and the hi. i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. it doesn't get much better than this weather that we're going to have today. temperatures range between 82 and 85 degrees. sunny and nice. wind speeds out of the west 5 to 10 miles an hour. great way to kick off the weekend. our humidity will go up. a chance of passing showers especially in the morning. 86 degrees our high. our average for this time of year and then as we head into next week, we track a stormy pattern.
>> and that's your latest forecast. lester? >> dylan, thanks. now to a young star in the making. we first told you about 13-year-old mo'ne davis last weekend. now she has become the first girl to ever throw a shutout in the little league world series. kristen dahlgren has the story. good morning. >> good morning, lester. she doesn't seem to have any problem with the attention and the pressure. a nationally televised game on espn. what did she do? not just a shutout, a two-hitter, leading her team to a 2-0 win and etching her place in the record books. she may be the "it" girl of the summer. 13-year-old mo'ne davis, from the mound in williamsport to "the new york times," "the washington post," glamour magazine. even legendary basketball magic
johnson tweeted who says girls can't play baseball? mo'ne davis is everywhere. friday afternoon she was right where she wanted to be. on the pitcher's mound. >> i was just thinking about the game, not all the media. >> reporter: they took on a team from south nashville in the first round of the little league world series. with her 70-mile-an-hour fastball, it didn't take long. >> and she picks up her first strikeout of the game. >> reporter: davis told me those moments are the best thing about baseball. >> hitting homers. and striking boys out. >> reporter: she's one of just 18 girls to ever play with the boys in williamsport. this year, davis is joined by canada's emma march, whose team lost to mexico friday. while the two are in an exclusive club, davis hopes it's growing. >> you know, baseball is really cool and hopefully more females
will play. >> reporter: that just might happen. do you let yourself think about what it would be like winning it all? >> sometimes. >> reporter: after that game, mo'ne immediately became a trending topic on twitter. even with all the attention she's humble saying she wouldn't be there without her team. her team, guys, will play again tomorrow. >> kristen, thank you very much. show me the mo'ne. >> that has a nice ring to it. >> i know that was your line. >> if i have another kid i'll name him lester just so i can take your line. i don't know. take your li[ woman ] i've always tried to see things from the best angle i could. it's how i look at life. especially now that i live with a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. i was taking warfarin but wondered, could i focus on something better? my doctor told me about eliquis
for three important reasons. one, in a clinical trial eliquis was proven to reduce the risk of stroke better than warfarin. two, eliquis had less major bleeding than warfarin. and three, unlike warfarin there's no routine blood testing. [ male announcer ] don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious, and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis you may bruise more easily and it may take longer than usual for any bleeding to stop. seek immediate medical care for sudden signs of bleeding like unusual bruising. eliquis may increase your bleeding risk if you take certain medicines. tell your doctor about all planned medical or dental procedures. those three important reasons are why i'm shooting for something better. eliquis. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor today if eliquis is right for you.
he paid for ya. ♪ it's a german luxury sedan. but it's still an audi. ♪ the audi a4. performance with the right attitude. get exceptional offers on the audi a4 during the summer of audi event. visit audioffers.com today (sfx) rings sound design. ♪ [ male announcer ] bring your style to life. get 15% off special order windows and doors at lowe's. [ male announcer ] bring your style to life. as parents we hold our kids' hands when crossing the street so think of the internet as the world's busiest street.
teach your kids to surf and post responsibly. they'll be safer with a dedicated crossing guard... the more you know. we're back now with one of most famous street crossings in the world. >> immortalized by the beatles and fans have been flocking there to take their own version of that iconic snapshot. that trend could be ushering in a big change. kelly koe cobiella is there thi morning. >> reporter: it's become one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of london, coming here just to copy this, right? that popularity lately has become a bit of a problem. abbey road, the most famous
album cover in the world. it's been imitated, re-created and spoofed. and every day for the past 45 years, thousands of people have come here to walk in john, ringo, paul and george's footsteps. you're a huge fan? >> you have to have that picture. >> reporter: the king family from demoines, iowa, came with a plan. >> where the feet were supposed to be, who had left feet forward as opposed to right. >> reporter: what tourists don't realize until they get here is that this is a main road and it's a really busy road. and it's not so easy to get across. >> it's kind of scary. >> reporter: and they're not just walking. they're stopping, posing, sitting, lying down. and this guy got out of his car and he was the driver.
>> move quickly. take the picture and move. >> reporter: people who live and drive down this long and winding or rather short and busy road have had enough. the local government has a plan to make it a little safer around here. a lollipop lady, that's british slang for a crossing guard. >> the idea of some sort of warden for the crossing may be a good idea, to improve people's experience. >> reporter: what would happen to that iconic shot? here is the king family's picture today and here is how it could look. potentially the most photographed lo. lipop lady in the world or the most erased. >> photoshop. >> reporter: because it's all about making abbey road your own. and local officials say this is an idea. it's only an idea and no decisions have been made yet. erica? >> we're all practicing here. >> was that the look?
coming up tomorrow on "today," a great story out of atlanta. what started as a way to help atlanta. what started as a way to help one chef and his family after seeing everything, but let me take one last look. sure. take your time. built-in nav, heated seats for mom, dvd with wireless headphones for the kids! and tons of room for the golf clubs! golf clubs, and strollers. shhh ... i love this part. so what do you think? i think it's everything we wanted.
great. discover for yourself why more people find their perfect car at carmax. carmax. start here. i think i'm getting the hang of it. [ jay ] okay, now pick up the specially cured bacon! hit it with the brown sugar! now roll that beautiful bean footage! yes! [ jay ] bush's baked beans are slow-cooked according to our secret family recipe for a big flavor. high score! you get to put your name on the wall of fame! [ beeping ] whoa! game over... aww, you're no fun. [ jay ] enjoy bush's baked beans. still made from our secret family recipe.
wow.'s your vacation in a word... [ jay ] enjoy bush's baked beans. and here's the sale to match. royal caribbean's wow sale starts today. get up to two hundred dollars in onboard credit and a fifty percent reduced deposit during our biggest sale of the summer. call today. could scare the moustache off someone's face? don't let it be you. one swish of scope kills millions of bad breath germs, freshening your breath. so you can be the girl who doesn't scare the moustache off someone's face. scope. the freshest fresh, guaranteed. but now that we have the tempadjustable base,ile, who doesn't scare the moustache off someone's face. it's even better. [alex] when i put my feet up on this bed, my stress just goes away. [evie] i go up...heeeeyyy... [donna]our tempur-pedic is the best thing in our house, 'cept for my husband. [lauren] wait,wait,where are you going? [announcer] discover how tempur-pedic can move you.
and now through september 7th,save up to $500 on a tempur-pedic mattress and adjustable base. [meow mix jingle slowly andright on cue.ks.] [cat meows] [laughs] ♪meow, meow, meow, meow... ♪meow, meow, meow, meow... it's more than just a meal, it's meow mix mealtime. with 100% complete and balanced nutrition, and the taste, textures and variety cats love, it's the only one cats ask for by name. if it doesn't work fast... you're on to the next thing. clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? this one's a keeper.
this morning two families are gathering with neighbors and friends to remember four young children killed in a philadelphia fire. we're live with more on today's funeral and the cause of that blaze. the search is on for a man who shot and killed a man outside a restaurant. i'm tracking warmer temperatures into the weekend and return of storms. i'll have details coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast. so far so good for the taney dragons. the strong arm of pitcher mo'ne davis helped the team advance. those stories and more ahead on "nbc 10 news today" at 8:30.
cause of that terrible blaze. tensions heat up between protesters and police in ferguson, missouri, a week after an unarmed teen was shot and killed by police. >> we look outside at the delaware river toward camden from center city, philadelphia. a beautiful day ahead with sunshine and low humidity. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm ted greenberg. it is now 8:30 on this saturday, august 16th. we've got a cool start to our weekend but another day with lots of sunshine. meteorologist brittney shipp is here with the first alert forecast. hi, brittney. >> hard to believe we're in the middle of the august with these low humidity levels. rest of today, plenty of sunshine for us. temperatures will stay a little bit below average. not quite as low as yesterday but we stayed in the 70s but there's a live look at the city skyline in philadelphia. not a cloud in the sky for philly. as we head into the afternoon, our temperatures will warm back into the low 80s but it's a cool