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>> good morning it is 4:30 a.m., thursday, august 18 him here's what we're following. >> developing news, two american olympic swimmers are removed from their flight as they were about to leave brazil. police in wilmington are investigating the discovery of a woman's body stuffed into a garbage can. >> we're tracking morning showers that could put a damper on the morning commute. >> let's head over to david murphy, and karen rogers has the morning commute. >> reporter: good morning, storm tracker 6 live double scan has showers popping through. we lost the lightning.
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there were thunderstorms overnight. we're seeing any of that. wilmington, south jersey, it's light, spotty stuff. down in chester county there's a possibility of a brief downpour that could ten to 15 minutes to get past you. more of that up north and in allentown, as well. all of this is heading east, should not be too much longer. we're starting out cloudy and damp in neighborhoods. we're getting on the other side of that later this morning and overall we're looking at the return of sunshine, probably partly sunny skies, 74 in philadelphia. 74 in wilmington. 72 in allentown. 73 in cape may. dewpoints are still up there this morning. feels pretty oppressively humid in much of the region wherever you see the 70s on the dewpoint map we expect the numbers to drop off a little bit as we go through the morning and the afternoon. 72 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 79 degrees, if you're out making a run this morning, it will be humid and wet in spots, the afternoon
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looks mainly dry and we might just break the heat wave. we're going for a high of 89 it will clock in late in the day say around 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., hopefully it is over and not as humid this afternoon, too. we have word of big time relief in the seven day. it is coming sooner than expected. >> reporter: you get to work on that, i'll do the traffic. looking at the vine street expressway, looking okay, unlike my hair looking bad. vine street expressway, moving okay, a couple of cars westbound. we're hearing about an accident with a downed pole. watch for it at lang avenue at lankanau drive, police are on the the scene trying to help you around that. the boulevard wissahickon, no problems, traffic is moving fine, they continue to block the right lane up ahead. it is not causing a delay
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because it's early. the northeast extension we have roadwork, the left lane is blocked between quakertown and the lehigh valley. match for that, matt and tam. >> thank you are karen. this is developing news, two american olympic swimmers were pulled off the plane home by brazilian police, they were sounded by photographers -- surrounded by the photographers in rio after being removed from the flight. they were two of the four swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint dressed as officers. a brazilian judge said something in their stories doesn't add up. annie mccormick is live for us in the sat center. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, right now lochte backed off his claim. last night they pulled two swimmers off the plane barring them from running to the united states.
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olympic swimmers were silent being led out of the airport of rio when authorities pulled them off around the reported robbers of four swimmers. it was ryan lochte who said he was with the three other swimmers when they were robbed at gunpoint by a man with a police badge. brill as i -- brazilian authoris want their phones for the ever changing time line of the evening. among the details that have changed from lochte's original account. he says the taxi was not pulled over by men with a badge, but robbed after stopping at a gas station, the gun was pointed at the swimmer and not cocked and put against his head. he made it home to florida
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tuesday, the others are detained by brazilian authorities, a member of the u.s. consulate was there before being taken away. >> i'm bound by u.s. law called the privacy act and i can not speak about anything. >> and lochte admits he was intoxicated that evening, but said they didn't initially tell the officials about the incident because they were concerned they would get in trouble. abc is just reporting that the brazilian authorities are investigating them for provider false testimony to the police and the authorities in brazil are leaving the doors open for prosecuting all four. live in the satellite center, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> just in, thanks, anney. a car slammed into a house in delaware sending four people to the hospital. police say the driver had been involved in an accident hit several parked cars and crashed
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into the home. none of the injuries were serious. also when wilmington, police are investigating a grim discovery right next to a school, a woman's body stuffed inside a garbage cam. the body was found steps away from the thomas edison charter school yesterday afternoon. neighbors say nobody heard anything or saw anything out of the ordinary, but some are upset about the city's reputation. >> so many thinks are going on in the wilmington, delaware, or kilaware is what they call it. it's ridiculous. police dusted the gray colored cars for fingerprints. the woman is between 18 and 25 years old. a woman sailed they was brutally -- said she was brutally beaten by a taxi driver. >> he went in between my legs
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in the back of my legs, and then he just slamming meander the car trying to get -- slamming me around the car trying to get into my pocketbook. >> the victim attacked her outside the ardmore train station, he was arrests for statutory sexual assault and simple assault. "action news" asked main line taxi why he was unemployed as a driver. companies are required to do background checks on their drivers every two years, some of them can be hired and drivers must provide safe and reliable service. armed with sledge hammers, crook slashed jewelry cases, the trio hit the jewelry store at the mall. police are looking into the possibility these are the same
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group of robbers who struck montgomery mall two weeks ago. joe biden was in europe helping a country remember his late son. a ceremony was held to dedicate to a street joseph beau biden highway. he died of brain cancer at the age of 46 last year. >> 4:38 a.m. better news is coming in about the devastating wildfires out wet. firefighters are getting the upper hand as the flames scorched acres and acres of dry land. sight series are watching in hawaii watching an island grow from lava. >> reporter: we have a shower coming into chads folder. we get a warm and hot pattern
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heading into the weekend. i'll have the seven-day forecast, there's relief on the way, folks, that's coming up. people are flocking to
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hawaii's volcano to witness the lava flow that's creating new land. it's from one of the most active volcanos, it's cool what they are walking on now. the last time lava flowed into the ocean was in august of 2013. >> wow. >> that's how they created all of the hawaiian islands. >> reporter: my son had an internship out there, he was showing us video when i was
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visiting. it's very cool. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we don't have lava out there, but we have rain. it's a pattern of precipitation, every now and then everybody will get a little steadier downpour briefly. i'll though you that in a couple of seconds. we have clouds overhead and it's a warm and muggy one and it's wet. we have a shower in chester county, coatsville, west chester, probable in line for a little bit of this. it's not a big one. and it is moving through quickly. wilmington in and out of speckled precipitation. off to the north, we've got mill folder, quakertown and green lane and northern montgomery county and areas around allentown and bethlehem. every now and then you'll get heavier cell here. most of it is light nuisance rain. it will only last a few minutes.
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south jersey, lighter precipitation, wilmington, salem county, cape may county, as well. that's nothing more than nuisance rain, it will be done over the next several hours. the dewpoint is very high. it feels humid as you step outside this morning. the humidity will drop off a little bit later in the morning and the afternoon. future tracker 6 between now and noon, again, on and off precipitation here and there. looks like south jersey will pick up a scattered showers, at least some of you, not everybody. later this afternoon, the latest model has rain up north and norn d suburbs. going into the afternoon it will get warm, we'll go for a high of 89 hopefully we stay there, so we can say the heat wave is
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over. it will be moderately humid. 87 in allentown. 88 in reading. similar numbers through most of the northern areas, twrnt, 85. 87 in millville. down the shore anywhere from the low to mid 60s. a closer look shows between surf city and ocean city it is the low 80s, low risk of rip currents, humid, partly sunny, 87 in rehoboth beach. for the dodgers and phillies it will be a partly cloudy night, humid and temperatures in the 80s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we're going for a high of 89 today if we can hold in the 80s we can end in the heat wave. either way it will be sunny and humid. 91, sunny and hot, not all that humid. saturday, warm and stickier, 885 thunderstorm can't be ruled out. most of you dry. sunday, humid, 90 degrees, and hotter there's a chance of afternoon and evening gusty thunderstorms.
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that's something to keep in mind later in the day and at night. monday, that's the big change. tuesday it was going to be the day things get better. 84 monday, much nicier, sunny and beautiful, on tuesday, 81. remember when we're not on the air, go to, weather is going to be good starting early next week. >> the firefighters who made a break threw in the money store -- owe break through in the monster wildfire. authorities say they are not sure how many homes have been destroyed, but fear it is large. mandatory evacuations are in place for 80,000 people. donald trump will be in charlotte, north carolina today, he received his first classified
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intelligence briefing yesterday. hours earlier, trump said he hadn't trusted the intelligence agencies for the past decade. he spent two hours learning about current and emerging threats from national security officials. he was allowed two advisers at that meeting, new jersey governor chris christie was one of them. hillary clinton brushed off trump should feeling his staff saying he can higher and fire anyone he wants, but he is still the same man. the democratic nominee accused him of cutting tax for the super wealthy. clinton does not have any campaign events scheduled for today. >> you can't go into the washington monument after the elevator stopped working
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yesterday because of a broken cable. the second closure this week, the monument was closed on sunday due to an electrical problem. for yesterday's closure was not fun times for the 84 visitors atop the monument at the at loo, they had to take 834 steps down. the simple act of making someone smile helped earn a restaurant waitress a hefty tip. plus your 0 own personal space when flying the friendly skies, we'll tell you which airline will make the flight luxurious, when "action news" comes right back.
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i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs]
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody, you're looking live at philadelphia international. you have a fair amount of clouds and showers around, so roads are a little wet. we're in new jersey, 42 northbound traffic coming up from creek road. no major delay, just a little damp as you come in on route 42. we're hearing about an accident
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that's involving a traffic light. you have an accident, traffic light is down, police are on the scene 130 southbound approaching route 38 they are blocking two lanes, 130 kind of a busy area, if that traffic light doesn't get fixed in time could be a problem for the morning commute. this is the blue route southbound approaching the schuylkill expressway. we have a disabled tractor-trailer off to the side. it's not in the shot, maybe it's not an issue. we have a disabled vehicle at shoppers lane. a texas waiter simple act of kindness led to a large tip. he saw a woman who was upset and paid for her groceries and told her she was beautiful and made her smile. he waited on a family at the apple bees where he worked.
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they left him a note. >> on the one of the most depressing days of the year, the death of my father's anniversary, you made my mother's day wonderful. >> he is trying to find the woman who left the note and the tip, just to say thanks. >> time for a look at business, and att is following verizon in changing its plan. some pricing are increasing, you won't pay overage charges they will slow your internet speed instead of paying for it. second half of the year is usually the busiest for retailers, they should be projecting good things as they head toward christmas.
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target has cut their earnings outlook for the next three months. the dow was up 22 points and this morning looks like futures are pointing to a mixed open. most of us can only dream of traveling like this, delta will offer personal sleep in business class, they will have a flat bed sweet 18-inch entertainment system and individual storage space. the suites will be available in fall of 2017. i don't know if i would like it. >> i would like it, but i'm gathering you it will cost a lot of money. kayakers get their own nature show when what whales get close. >> three homes break out in flames overnight that story at
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5:00 a.m. >> memories of a lifetime about
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a dozen kayakers in canada recognized they were by hump back whales. they were paddling newer cortes island when the group gave them the show. they thought they might get a peek at a distance, not realizing they were going to get a one with nature encounter. >> we're waiting on the funeral
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arrangements of john timoney who died on tuesday after battling stage four lung cancer. timoney led the phyllis force 199 -- police force from 1998 to 2001. current commissioner richard ross said timoney left a lasting impact on the department. he put us on the map in large part to accountability. he was high school recognized and -- highly recognized. >> reporter: philadelphia police posted this tribute on the twitter feed we mourn the passing of john f.timoney who proudly led our department from 19980 to 2001. police are looking for the gunman who shot a woman's crowning son. >> a driver gets out of the way
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>> hey everyone, it is 5:00 a.m., thursday, august 18 we're following a developing story. >> brazilian police detained two american swimmers as questions grow about their story of being robbed in io. >> a fire burns and damages two others. >> we have rain hanging around, let's see how it'


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