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ed. three taken to surgery when they arrived. tracy. >> reporter: we will continue to update our viewers on the "nbc 10 news" app as this continues and the "today" show has complete coverage next. good morning. tragedy on the tracks. an amtrak train from washington to new york derails in philadelphia. at least five killed more than 140 rushed to hospitals. six of those in critical condition. >> people screaming and bleeding. >> the chaotic sceneecorded by passengers as they attempted to escape the mangled cars. >> keep crawling okay? >> we're here in philadelphia where the search for victims is still going on today. wednesday, may 13th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is a special edition of "today." tragedy on the tracks. with matt lauer live from
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philadelphia and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a. >> and good morning and welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer in the port richmond area of philadelphia. >> and what a scene behind you. i think philly's mayor said it best. he seemed visibly shaken by what he saw walking the length of the train saying it was an absolute disaster. like something he's never seen before. >> it's a good description. it happened just down the road behind me about 150 yards down there. if you look closely, fire engines, first responders still on the scene. as we come on the air this morning, we've now been told six confirmed dead from this accident. let's go up above and take a look from our chopper. this morning you can see the tangled mess of cars tracks power lines. one car nearly flipped over another ended up almost perpendicular to the other cars and to the tracks. amtrak train 188 derailed in the
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area behind me about 9:28 last night. one passenger said there was a very rapid deceleration and then terrible shaking of the cars and then the car he was in rolled over. 243 passengers and crew members were on board. again, we have just learned six confirmed dead. at least five are critically injured. over 140 others have been sent to four area hospitals. and we should mention that the search and rescue efforts are ongoing this morning. they just brought in three very heavy cranes to attempt to lift some of those wrecked train cars. each of those cranes can lift about 220,000 pounds. of course they're needed to see if there are other people in the cars or even under that wreckage. now, it only took about eight minutes for first responders to get to the scene and they arrived to an awful sight. this is the busiest rail corridor in the nation. some 2200 trains travel between washington and boston each and
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every day. ntsb investigators are on the scene. a larger team expected later this morning. and this route between philadelphia and new york is now shut down and it's expected to be shut down for some time. we've got this story covered for you beginning with nbc's tom costello. he's in that helicopter high above the crash site. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: yeah. good morning, matt. 2,000 feet here above the scene. really at this altitude you get this view of how terrible this accident was. all of those broken and twisted rail cars sitting lying on their side down there. the key is going to be this. is there anybody still in or underneath those twisted and broken rail cars? the fire rescue crews went through meticulously those cars overnight but they don't know if anybody might be underneath. that's a concern today. meanwhile as you mentioned, the ntsb arrives today and they will try to figure out exactly what went wrong on this night train to new york.
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>> keep crawling okay? >> reporter: in the dark smoke, and chaos. >> go go go. >> reporter: passengers clawed and climbed their way out of mangled train cars. into a scene of confusion. some in shock. others left lying on the tracks barically identifiable as an amtrak train. >> the brakes were hit hard. then our car slowly started going over to the right. i braced my arm against it. >> it is an absolute disastrous mess. >> reporter: firefighters had to cut into the train to rescue passengers and crew members trapped inside. after the engine and all seven cars derailed three turned on their sides, one car nearly reston on its roof. >> there's a bunch of debris down there, sharp objects. it's a dangerous situation for responders. even more dangerous for the riders down there. >> reporter: train 188, the washington to new york run, had just left its scheduled 9:07 p.m. stop at the 30th street nation headed north when at
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about 9:28 p.m., the train derailed with such force the electrical wires were torn down. it happened on this curve on the northeast corridor. >> we just rolled and rolled. next thing i knew we were pushing out the emergency exit. we were outside and there were people screaming and bleeding. >> reporter: now investigators are just beginning to look for clues. among their questions, was the train traveling too fast? >> there is a curve. we have no idea what kind of speed we're talking about, what else happened out there. >> reporter: among those trapped on the plane, patrick murphy capturing the car turned on its side. and nbc news producer janelle richards. this morning the worst amtrak train accident in more than a decade and it's still too early to know what happened and why. we're back live now 2,000 feet above the scene. you can see they brought in these heavy cranes.
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essentially they're going to be lifting the amtrak cars trying to right them. and they're going to be looking to see if there is anybody underneath the wreckage. everybody is hoping that there isn't. but that's going to be a huge challenge. in addition as you know matt this is one of the heaviest stretches of rail line in the country, the northeast corridor. it is essentially shut down right now between philadelphia and new york as they try to figure out how long it's going to take to reopen this set of tracks. it could take days. the investigation itself i would imagine, will take weeks or even months. back to you. >> yeah. as we mentioned, members of the ntsb arriving today. a larger team expected later on. a wide range of possibilities. everything from mechanical error to a track failure to human error or a deliberate act. what information will the ntsb have at its disposal in terms of a black box on that train? >> reporter: so that black box will essentially give them real data just like it would on a plane. that will tell them things like
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how fast was the train traveling? it will also give a sense of the dynamic of the train itself. was there a malfunction underway? they're also doing toxicology reports on everybody who was on that train in terms of the engineer conductor, et cetera. they want to see if anybody had any illegal substances alcohol or drugs, in their system. that is a normal part of the investigation. they're not presupposing anything but they don't want to rule it out. >> obviously the ntsb has to conduct the investigation. then that wreckage has to be removed and the tracks have to be repaired. so for people concerned about this corridor it's going to be shut down for a long time. and for people who are concerned about loved ones who may have been on that train, amtrak has set up a phone number 1-800-523. 9101. let me give it to you again.
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1-800-523-9101. this is for people who need to find out if a loved one was on that train. you can call that number if you haven't been able to reach that person. nbc's stephanie gosk is here in philadelphia as well. she's at one of the hospitals treating the injured. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, matt. here at the aria frankford hospital. this one is actually closest to you at the crash scene. they received 26 passengers. we know there are at least five critically wounded. the rest were ferried to other hospitals in the area. and you could imagine that late at night all of these passengers coming in it overwhelmed the system pretty quickly. when you look at that and consider the fact that on an amtrak train, there are no seat belts, it does not take much to get knocked around. every single one of those cars was thrown off the tracks. either toppled or in some cases ripped apart. and you can imagine the injuries. broken bones, lacerations, on up
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to very traumatic injuries like the critically wounded we were talking about. one of the very visitcritical things they'll do today is running the manifest with the names of people in hospitals and they were able to get out. and looking for people that may still be missing. >> stephanie, thank you very much. want to go back to tom costello. from your vantage point, we received a little information earlier this morning that they had some dogs working the scene. rescue operators had dogs working the scenes trying to sniff out some people who could be trapped in the wreckage. can you see any of that kind of activity going on from where you are? >> reporter: matt i don't see that activity from our vantage point. but as you can see, we've got a tremendous amount of activity down below. not a lot of fire/rescue
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activity anymore. now amtrak authorities. ntsb already has the first part of their go team is on the scene. and that will be as you would expect ramped up through the day. they're also bringing in investigative equipment. you touch on an important point here. the question is whether anybody is still in that wreckage. and if so you know there's not a great expectation that anybody could be alive. but as you might expect many people are concerned that this death toll could rise. >> all right, tom. thank you very much. we're going to have much more from the scene in just a little while. former pennsylvania congressman patrick murphy was on that train. we're going to be talking to him and get his first hand account. earlier we did see some images he recorded and we'll talk to him in just a little while. but first i want to go back up to new york and savannah. >> thank you. we'll keep checking in with you. another big story, the search expanding this morning
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for the marine helicopter that has vanished during an aid mission in nepal. katy tur is in kathmandu this morning with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the death toll now stands at 65 and this region still in a complete state of shock after tuesday's quake. people too afraid to go inside buildings, afraid to get too close to them. again sleeping out in the open as fears grow. also that a u.s. helicopter is still missing. the search has resumed this morning for the missing huey helicopter like this one. the chopper suddenly lost radio contact yesterday while dropping supplies and evacuating earthquake victims at a remote village. there had reportedly been brief radio chatter about a fuel problem but then total silence. the rugged terrain makes rescue efforts difficult putting search crews at risk. the missing marines are part of
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300 u.s. military personnel who began arriving just after the first earthquake on april 25th. this latest quake forces thousands once again to spend the night out in the open as dozens of aftershocks continue to rattle the region. >> people everybody is scared. right now nobody stays in the house. >> reporter: across the country, already weakened buildings crumbled sending clouds of dust into the air and bringing more misery. this morning international search teams are out once again searching debris and hoping to find survivors. the small glimmer of good news is they were able to pull some people from the rubble here yesterday. they're still looking for more. they're still trying to see who they can find. just a bit of good news among just utter devastation. back to you. >> all right, katy. thank you so much. meantime natalie's here. the iraq war featured prominently in the campaign conversation right now.
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>> certainly is. and likely republican presidential candidate jeb bush is doing damage control over those comments about the iraq war. it started on fox news on monday when bush was asked if he would have authorized the iraq investigation knowing what we know now and he said yes. but on tuesday he tried to clarify and back track on those remarks saying he interpreted the question wrong. he said he was talking about people knew then based on the intelligence gathered rather than what we know now. north korean leader kim jong-un executed his defense chief for sleeping during a meeting and talking back to the leaders. this is according to the south korean news agency. south korean spy agencies said the four star general was killed with hundreds of people watching at a shooting range in pyongyang in late april. the execution, though has not been independently confirmed.
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in pakistan police say gunmen attacked a bus today killing 43 people on board and wounding several others. a splinter group of the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack. meantime back here at home tom brady has until tomorrow to appeal his four-game suspension and his agent says he sure will. but he's not the only one who's fighting back. the man who led the deflategate investigation is coming out swinging as well to defend him. calling his independence from the league are out of bounds and just plain wrong. and he went after brady saying he answered all of his questions but refused to turn over the e-mails and text messages which was so important to the investigation. >> still waiting to hear something from brady. what's going on in the weather? >> got a lot of wet weather, dangerous weather down in texas again. flash flooding flood watches in
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effect. we do have flash flood watches and warnings. upwards of 23 million people at risk because we're watching more rain develop during the day today pushing up into oklahoma. so areas that got hit by tornadoes over the weekend, a real mess. you can see anywhere from 3 to 5 inches locally in some spots. we're going to get to your l good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a blustery day. gusty winds but bright sunshine.
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temperatures much cooler than yesterday. almost 20 degrees cooler this afternoon. chillier tomorrow morning. down in the 40s. low humidity. 75 degrees. nice friday. start with sunshine and late in the day clouds will move in. that will lead to a chance of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend that will continue next week. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. now back to philadelphia. >> all right. thank you very much al. back here at the scene of the deadly amtrak train crash. six people confirmed dead five critically injured. 140 others in local hospitals. janelle richards is a producer for nbc news and she was on the train. how are you this morning? >> i'm operating in shock. >> physically are you okay? >> i'm fine. >> talk to me about what you saw. what'd you hear? >> we were just riding along. i've ridden the train many times from washington, d.c. to new york. it happened literally in an
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instant. all of a sudden i felt myself fly up in the train, sit back down move forward, move back. move forward, move back. and there was just a loud loud crash. >> the train had only left the philadelphia station a few minutes before. can you give me any estimation as to how fast that train was traveling at the time of the crash? >> i mean we were going fast. but no faster than any other time i've ridden the train before. >> when you talk about it shook, you went forward and back. what happened once that train car derail snded. how did it end up? >> it did not end up on its side. it was standing up straight and as quickly as it happened it stopped just as fast. and i remember just sitting there for a second thinking i cannot believe that just happened. this train just crashed. once smoke started filling the
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car, i thought i've got to get out of here. >> were there people injured in your car you could see? >> yes. the first thing i could see was there was a woman in the aisle and she had blood streaming down her face. and so you know i asked her are you okay. she said i'm okay. >> were you able to just walk out the doors of the train? >> i walked out to the exit and there were people there trying to get the door open. i think they were pressing that button to try to get it to slide back. and passengers were helping each other off. >> and when you get off to the side of the tracks, did you get a chance to look around and see what happened? >> it was completely dark. and then i just went away into the woods. there were just trees and dirt and gravel. and i turned around and saw this scene as this train -- which to me then looked like it was split in two almost. and then i looked up. that's when i saw these two huge electrical poles that were leaning inwards. i just remember thinking
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what -- is it possible for these to just fall and people were just saying things like move away from the tracks move away from the wires. i think in that moment we didn't know if -- could another train come down here? what happens on the tracks? i mean it was just what do you do? and people were still trying to get off the train. >> as i mentioned, janelle is a producer for nbc. obviously so many others less fortunate to walk off the car. janelle, i appreciate you joining me this morning. thanks. i'm happy you're okay. >> thank you. >> all right. we're going to have much more on this breaking news straight ahead. but first on a wednesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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tune in on may 21st to watch the red nose day benefit live on nbc. "nbc 10" breaking news. and that breaking news, sky force 10 was on the scene of a deadly train derailment in port richmond. we just got word a few minutes ago a sixth person has died from the injuries in the derailment. more than 140 others were hurt. this happened around 9:30 near wheatsheaf lane near frankford avenue in port richmond. the amtrak train had left 30th street station. bound for new york city when it derailed near a curve in the tracks. "nbc 10" is giving you the view of one of those wrecked train cars here. cranes are now beginning the work of uprighting overturned amtrak cars. the derailment is affecting amtrak, septa, and new jersey
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transit. federal investigators are on the scene. let's get our first alert forecast now from meteorologist bill henley. bill. >> vai, getting bright sunshine. it will be here all day long. kmeetly dry. sunny view of center city. the winds now at 10 miles an hour. those will be picking up. that is a northwesterly wind which has brought our temperatures down. 55 in pottstown, 55 in wrightstown and wilmington. 61 degrees at philadelphia international. south philadelphia northeast philadelphia and roxboro are in the 50s. sunshine bright through the day. nowhere near as warm. 69 at 3:00. >> thank you, bill. i'm vai sikahema. we're working on bringing you up to the last minute information on the train derailment. you can always get the latest news and weather with the "nbc 10" app. we'll send you back to the "today" show as we take another live look at the train derailment in port richmond. have a great day.
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we're back at 7:30 now on a wednesday morning. may 13th 2015. we're covering a breaking story. this is the scene of a deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia if you're just waking up and joining us. there are cranes being used to lift the overturned cars in a desperate search for anyone who may be trapped underneath. matt good morning again to you. >> hey, san va that. good morning to you. those are heavy duty cranes. each one can lift about 220,000 pounds. they're needed to see what lies beneath that tangled wreckage. let's get you caught up on where things stand right now. the death toll has climbed, unfrnldun
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unfortunately, to six. 140 others injured. many still being treated at area hospitals this morning. right now rail traffic between new york and philadelphia that's part of the busiest corridor in this country, is shut down and will be for some time. both ntsb and federal railroad administration has dispatched investigators to this scene and they are starting to do their job. let's go to nbc's tom costello above the destruction. good morning again. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're in wcau news 10's helicopter here over the scene. when you see it first hand it is mind boggling to imagine that so many did get out alive. but the big concern right now as investigators begin going through the wreckage is whether somebody might still be in there. there is not hope anybody might still be alive, but the thought is somebody could be trapped in the twisted wreckage or
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literally underneath those cars. they brought in the heavy duty cranes you mentioned. they're going to try to get a sense of what happened as starting to do this. they're looking for victims and looking for any clues at the same time. the ntsb go team is on the scene as well. this is going to be an investigation that takes perhaps months i would expect. but we should get some sense, early sense i would expect within the next couple of weeks with what the leading indicators are. you mentioned the northeast corridor is closed down as well. that's going to have a real impact on travel up and down the corridor all the way from washington up to new york. >> all right, tom. thanks very much. earlier we showed you dramatic images shared by former congressman patrick murphy of pennsylvania. he was on that train and he's with us now this morning. patrick, it's good to see you. where were you on the train? what car were you in? >> i believe the third or fourth
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train. i was in a cafe car. there are two. i was in the southern one. so about the third or fourth car. >> the way it's been described that we heard all morning, rapid deceleration and then violent shaking of those cars and then they tipped. is that what you experienced? >> yeah. some shaking, some vibration, which i knew wasn't a good sign. i'm on a bench seat with a table. a senator was to my left. but when that vibration happened all of a sudden it tipped to the left and then violently to the right when it came to its side. unfortunately i was on the left-hand side of the train so everyone on that side just flew over. i frankly, landed on my head. >> what were some of the injuries of the passengers in the car that you saw? >> there was a lot of blood all over. the guy next to me was unconscious. so i grabbed him and sat him up.
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smacked his face to say get up. he got up came to and i said we were in an accident. i had to pull myself up. i saw there was -- everything was dark. you hear crying and screaming. and of course blood. and so i look and i could see light through the window. i pushed out the window emergency top, and then some folks in that train just made a beeline. they were stepping over people and i helped them get out. got eight or nine people. and then there was 11 of us still back. most of them were really wounded. i told them to put pressure where they were bleeding out of their extremities. my car was okay so i climbed over the cantina part to get to the other side because i heard screaming over there. there were people really bad over there.
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one guy couldn't move at all. the other was bleeding from everywhere. i told him first responders were coming. you're going to be okay. >> i want to mention you're an iraq war veteran. at that moment does training kick in? >> yeah i joined the army when i was 18. the first thing i did when i survived frankly i took my body parts, they were there. i popped up and then just wanted to take care of them. it was -- even the amtrak woman was there. i could tell she was shooken up and not in good shape. but even she was getting ice there for the injured people right there until we saw those firefighters come through. right away over live wires and everything. the first responders the cops and firefighters did an amazing
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job. >> even as one of the police helicopters continues to circle above. patrick, i'm glad you're all right. obviously it's great you were able to help some of the people in the car with you. thanks for being here this morning. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. former congressman patrick murphy thank you very much. let's go back to savannah. >> we want to get more on the investigation now, matt. as deborah hersman joins us nop she's now president and ceo of the national safety council. as i start with you, we talk about the black box, this recording device that will be found inside the train. what kind of information is on it and how quickly, typically, are investigators able to get their hands on it? >> they will be able to recover that quickly. the good news is there wasn't a post-crash fire. they'll want to make sure it's not damaged and they can download information on site. they'll get parameters like
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speed, throttle and braking. >> this is a very heavily traveled section of railroad. would there likely be cameras, that kind of thing, where you could also put the pieces together like that? >> absolutely. very often we see cameras, even some forward mounted cameras on trains and they will be able to record track conditions weather conditions. and they won't be looking just at this train, but they're looking at all of the other trains who have passed through this section of tracks to see if they spotted something or had had a rough ride there. >> i don't want to put you on the spot because it's so early, but these witness accounts so far have talked about a rapid slowdown and then a lot of shaking. is that something that you feel would be typical in any kind of derailment no matter the cause or does that suggest to you anything about a potential cause? >> well we'll have to determine what was happening with respect to operation of the train, whether or not the train went into emergency braking, whether
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those brakes were applied. or whether there was a failure of a part or equipment. they'll be looking at all of that closely. >> and another issue people have raised is because this is such a heavily traveled section of track that there are also infrastructure issues whether or not the track was well maintained whether or not it was aging. is this something investigators will look hard at? >> you know infrastructure investment is a huge challenge in this country. whether we're talking about our highways our railroads, or even or airports. it requires a great deal of capital to maintain everything in good working order. you better believe they will be looking at that. >> all right, deborah, always good to have your expertise. stay close. we may turn to you again. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> and we'll shift gears here for a moment and get a check of the weather. >> that's right. they've been dealing with long-term drought in california. this rain that's coming is not
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going to be anything that alleviates that drought but gives temporary relief. a low will come down by friday. that moisture gets caught up in the jet stream. so we're looking at mountain snows above 6,000 feet. gusty winds, minor mud and debris flow from central california all the way down into san diego. in fact some areas may be picking up 1 to 2 inches of rain by the time we get into saturday morning. so a little good news for our friends in central and that's what's going on around the country. here's good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a blustery day. gusty winds, but bright sunshine. temperatures much cooler than yesterday. almost 20 degrees cooler this afternoon. and chillier tomorrow morning. down into the 40s to start with. really comfortable day thursday with low humidity. 75 degrees. pretty nice on friday too. start with lots of sunshine and then late in the day clouds will be moving in. that will lead to a chance of
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showers and thunderstorms over the weekend that will continue next week. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you so much. coming up a question on the minds of a lot people today. in the wake of what's happened on the tracks in philly would you know what to do if you were in a situation like that? we'll have more on that part of the story. but first on a wednesday morning, this is "today." i don't want to live with the uncertainties of hep c. or wonder whether i should seek treatment. i am ready. because today there's harvoni. a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. harvoni is proven to cure up to 99% of patients who've had no prior treatment. it's the one and only cure that's one pill once a day for 12 weeks. certain patients can be cured with just 8 weeks of harvoni. with harvoni, there's no interferon and there are no complex regimens. tell your doctor if you have other liver or kidney problems or other medical conditions.
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we continue to cover this morning the breaking news the train derailment in philadelphia. some footage recorded by passengers. a lot of people use this busy stretch of railroad. a lot of people wonder what if it happened to me. how would i get out alive? jeff rossen has been following that part of the story. good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah good morning. those images you showed unbearable to watch. it happens in a second. you don't have time to think in a crash. one passenger overnight said it was starting to shake and suddenly it was off the rails. these accidents are happening more often than you think. as you wake up to the new tragedy, we're about to show you how to get out alive. right now officials in philadelphia trying to figure out what went wrong. combing over the twisted
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wreckage from this accident. passengers killed dozens of others rushed to hospitals. when this amtrak train derailed and flipped over. photos inside capturing the chaos, the smoke, the terror. >> it just rolled and rolled. next thing i knew we were pushing out the emergency exit. i was outside and there were people screaming and bleeding. >> reporter: as train accidents are in the news happening across the country. just months ago in february this deadly metro north crash in new york. six killed more than a dozen hurt when the train slammed into an suv on the tracks and exploded. check out this dramatic video from inside a train crash outside orlando. it demolished the new sports coupe. it stalled on the crossing just before the gates came down. the driver got out with seconds to spare. and in glendale california an suv stuck on the tracks caused this commuter train to derail. hitting trains on both sides of it. killing 11 people.
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according to the federal railroad administration more than 230 people were killed in nearly 2,100 collisions nationwide last year alone. in this latest crash in philadelphia the stories and the videos emerging. desperate passengers struggling to escape. >> keep crawling okay? >> where am i crawling? >> reporter: yelling in the dark for help. frantically trying to open the doors. >> go go, go. >> reporter: if this were your train, would you know how to get out? >> there are three ways to get out. >> reporter: scott sauer is the safety expert for septa. >> every train in the country has emergency signs. if you see the sign you can open the main door of the train you came in on and follow those destructions. >> reporter: so even if the conductor or engineer are too chaotic to open the door you can open it yourself. >> yes. >> reporter: can i try? >> yes. >> reporter: okay. push this red handle down and
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the doors are released. and i can open it the rest of the way. this is a pretty big drop here so you want to be careful getting out. overnight rb overnight, reports of passengers trying to open the windows to escape. here's how you do it. >> there's emergency exit windows in every car. pull it. pull all the rubber from that window. grab the handle. pull the window towards you. then you can go through the window. it's still a seven or eight foot drop to the ground. >> reporter: in most crashes there's fires and smoke. how do you get out alive when you can't see? recently we filled this car with simulated smoke to show you. >> it's going to be chaotic. this is where you want to get down on the floor to breathe. we have glow in the dark striping on the floor. it will take you where you need to go. you want to get to where your exit is. >> reporter: you can imagine what these passengers in philadelphia went through overnight. the terror and how scared they must have been. just one other tip for you, just like when you're on a plane,
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when you board, count the number of rows between you and the nearest emergency exit. if it's smokey you can count the rows and feel your way out counting down. experts say you should commit these tips to memory so you're ready if something goes wrong. emergency workers say this was especially violent. some of the cars flipped on their sides as we've seen. one almost upsidedown. some were tossed around so badly, there was little they could do. >> good tips to have. something to bear in mind and just our hearts are with those people who have gone through so much. jeff thank you for the information. coming up we're going back to matt in philadelphia. he's got the latest information on the derailment there. and then we'll go to the orange room. bill clinton has a heart felt good-bye to his late night friend. but first these messages. ♪
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"nbc 10" breaking news. we're continuing to follow a deadly train derailment in philadelphia's port richmond section this morning. we've been bringing you the stunning images since the train derailed last night. this happened around 9:30 last night near wheatsheaf lane just off of frankford avenue. the train had just left 30th street station bound for new york city when it derailed near a curve in the tracks. here's what we know so far. right now crane crews are moving into place to upright overturned amtrak cars in port richmond. the accident has killed 6 people injured at least 140 others. the derailment is affecting amtrak septa and new jersey transit. federal investigators are on the scene. if you had a loved one that was on the train possibly here's the number that you need to know 1-800-523-9101. that phone number is on your screen right now.
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amtrak set it up so it's a hotline for friends and family members to call in to check on passengers. back to that train derailment. count on "nbc 10" of course and for new information throughout the morning as we learn more about the victims and the investigation. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill. >> vai we have lots of sunshine but the wind is blowing. that's a much cooler breeze that will stay with us. the winds are already up to 20 miles an hour in reading and lancaster. the temperatures are feeling much more spring like today. 60 now in allentown and trenton. 62 in philadelphia and climbing with bright, sunny skies. this afternoon, temperatures near 70. and another look at what's happening here. we're going to give you this number one more time because we didn't put it up last time. 1-800-523-9101. you're asked to call that number if you have a loved one on the train. we'll be back with another update in 25 minutes. we'll see you then.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, amtrak disaster. we're live on the scene as officials search for answers in that deadly crash. plus sitting on top of the world. >> this is how thin it is? this is like saran wrap. >> we'll give you a look at the technology that could take you to the edge of space. no rockets required. and we go a little bit country with seven-time grammy winners lady antebellum. they've got a big announcement to share and they'll perform their latest hit single live today.
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wednesday, may 13th 2015. good morning, everyone. welcome back to a split edition of "today" on a wednesday. we've got matt in philadelphia covering this breaking news the deadly amtrak derailment. matt, good morning again. >> good morning, savannah. it happened about 150 yards behind me down that road. sadly we learn this morning a sixth person has died after that crash. it also sent 140 other people to the hospital. we're hearing that about five of those are in critical condition. nbc's tom costello is high above us in our affiliate's helicopters. what can you see from your vantage point? >> reporter: you get a sense of how horrific this accident is. seven cars on they side. just twisted and broken metal littering the tracks. but it seems almost as if it exploded in pieces across the tracks. some of those pieces literally just came together crushed up like a tin can. the focus of the investigation
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this morning immediately is determining whether there's anybody else any other victims perhaps underneath those rail cars that are on their sides. authorities fear the death toll could rise this morning as rescuers prepare to finally get underneath the amtrak cars. all seven of which derailed. three turned on their sides and one completely toppled over. >> i've never seen anything so devastating. they're in pretty bad shape. they've completely derailed from the tracks. they've been destroyed completely. >> it just looks like a war zone. it's a travesty. there's just cars and stuff everywhere and power lines knocked over. >> go go gob. >> reporter: nbc producer janelle richards was on the train when it crashed. >> it happened in an instant. all of a sudden i felt myself fly up in the train, sit back down move forward, move
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forward, move back. and then there was a loud crash. >> reporter: they had just left a scheduled stop when it turned a curve derailing with such force it rips the rails from the tracks. the mayor calling the scene a disastrous mess as investigators try to piece together what caused the deadly accident. >> we're not going to speculate. we do not know why this happened. there is no information about that. >> reporter: back live now over the scene of this accident. you can see firefighters are still on the scene, but they brought in these big framecranes. they're going to try to lift those cars looking for anybody who might be under the cars and then the process of determining what went wrong. they've got to right all of that equipment back up on the tracks as much as they can before they can begin the full investigation. back to you. >> yes, tom. you talked about the investigation. we just heard investigators are not going to speculate at this point.
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but they'll have real valuable information as soon as they get their hands on the train's black box. >> reporter: well that's right. because they're able to -- as opposed to a plane crash where you physically have to get that black box. in the case of a train accident they can just download it very quickly on the scene. the focus is going to be looking at all of that data. how fast was the train moving? did it obey all of the signals? how did it take that curve? was there any sign of emergency braking and were the brakes applied as part of any sort of a failure of equipment? all of that is going to be part of this. then of course you have to look at the human factors. it is a normal part of the investigation to do a full blood toxicology on the crew members looking for any illegal substances whether it might be alcohol or also drugs. and then we've got to consider that we've had had a lot of accidents over the last few years, train accidents that have involved fatigue in which quite literally when the engineer fell asleep or the engineer was distracted by texting. all of that is going to be part
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of this investigation. it is not an easy one. i think this thing could take several weeks or perhaps even the better part of a year. back to you. >> all right, tom. just to remind people this portion of the northeast corridor that very very busy corridor between philadelphia and new york will be shut down for the foreseeable future. we're going back to natalie now in new york for the other top stories. >> good morning, matt. good morning, everyone. the search has intensified this morning for a u.s. military helicopter missing in nepal. the aircraft lost radio contact after its crew was heard talking about fuel problems. six u.s. marines and two others were aboard delivering earthquake relief supplies. on tuesday nepal hit by its second major earthquake in less than three weeks. protesters are calling for justice in madison, wisconsin, where prosecutors decided not to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed biracial teen. on tuesday a prosecutor called
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$20 bill. the group women on twenties have sent its poll results to president obama urging him to have them redesign the $20 bill. so we'll wait and see if this happens. >> not voting andrew jackson. he could lose his spot. coming up next on "trending," this video is going to put a smile on your face we promise you. a lady blowing out more than candles. her 102nd birthday cake. >> you can't handle the truth! plus on "are we there yet," no rockets required. we'll give a sneak peek at the balloons that could soon carry you to the edge of space. and why does "pitch perfect 2" star anna kendrick call herself the
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all right. it's 8:11 and it is time to trend, people. okay. this is a good story.
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all right. this is a small town mom who is taking on a big time retailer. kind of a david and goliath thing. this is melissa. she's from oregon. last year she launched a clothing line she called tandy lake. this is her most popular item. it's a black and white tank with merica on it. friends said we saw a shirt like that at target. so melissa decides to go there herself. and guess what it was there. selling for less. now, she complained. she said this looks a lot like my original design. >> like exactly. >> it really does. she says she puts a lot of time and effort into these screen designs. this is her baby her business. target says it is aware of the issue and contacting her. >> do right by her, target. >> it seems like something maybe went -- it's kind of unmistakable. >> they need to elevate that. she was in the store. it's not hard to find. >> and by contact we mean show up with a big check.
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>> but also she's obviously a brilliant designer. maybe she can get into target stores and her business can take off. >> mean bwhilemeanwhile, mirror mirror on the wall a new study revealing who is the most vain of them all. what do you think. >> men. >> you are right. turns out the british study saying that women checked their reflection 16 times a day in the mirror. men, however, get this. 23 times a day. so why do we check as women? we're just making sure we look good. al why do you check? >> we know we look good. >> that's exactly it. you admire yourselves. >> nice. do you look in the mirror and you're like, i like good today. >> how you doing? this next video doesn't need much setup. shows a 102-year-old grandma about to blow out ore candles. at least she tries to. >> make a wish.
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>> blow it out. >> she's got a great sense of humor about it. and is quite spry at 102. i love that. the woman's granddaughter posted that with her permission on instagram. >> i love the smile after it. she's like whoops. >> adorable. all right. now to bill clinton's confession about the white house and sarah jessica parker comes clean as tamron guessed yesterday. >> president clinton was on david letterman's show last night as a guest and he revealed his conditions for moving back into the white house. >> what's the chance of you moving back to 1600 pennsylvania? >> well, first of all, hillary has to win the nomination. if she wins the nomination then
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she has to win the election. if she wins the election the chances are 100% i'll move back. wait, wait. if i'm asked. >> if he's asked. all right. now to the hair style just about every woman wanted. full disclosure natalie and savannah had that hair style. the rachel. this morning jennifer aniston confessed she hated the rachel cut. she said i was not a fan. that was kind of cringy for me looking back at that time. i couldn't do it on my own. she said this before but because it's such an iconic hair style, every time she says she hates it it makes moves. >> is it still okay for us to love the rachel? i still love it. >> there we are. >> that's how we first met. >> that's when we first fell in love. >> we did. >> the first live shot we did. >> bringing back the blazer and the rachel. >> and the dark hair.
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>> yesterday we showed you a picture of sarah jessica parker looking very carrie bradshaw-ish. and our suspicions were confirmed. it's not a tease for "sex and the city 3," it was for her shoe collection which is going on sale at bloomingdale's. so you might say if you can't have carrie just go get a pair of shoes. >> i love you, sjp, but don't toy with our emotions. >> she does this a lot. >> and the shoe line people like anything she wears and does fashionwise. but don't tease us. >> don't toy with our love. >> prince harry has been having quite a time in new zealand. first revealing he wants to have kids. and now letting off a little steam. he is performing a traditional war dance. he learned it in less than 20
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minutes, but his moves won praise of course from the new zealand troops and apparently praise from all the women who watched. maybe keep this video on a loop. >> does he look more studly doing that? >> i think that's all of us. >> he has the moves but also the facial intensity. >> that's the thing. almost transforms his face. >> yes. >> i think it's more than that. just when he's practicing. >> he deserves it. >> if i looked like that i wouldn't leave the mirror. >> thanks. just ahead, up up and aware. al takes us up on his beautiful balloon and tells us why it could be the ticket to space in the future. but first about how weather down here? >> all right. let's find out. we've got a beautiful day in the northeast. our friends in boston after a high yesterday of 87 going to be a little cooler today. but awfully comfortable. temperatures will be in the low 60s. however, this weekend what we are worried about, our friends in the plains from texas up into nebraska. about 5.5 million people at risk
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for possible tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail. saturday more of a risk again. a slight risk of storms for much of texas all the way to omaha. 25 million folks at risk for wind gusts at 65 miles per hour. possibility of tornadoes. and this goes right on into sunday. from central texas all the way on up into the midwest. this is where we're really concerned. 35 million people at risk for wind gusts and tornadoes. so again, a very very dangerous weekend on tap coming that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a blustery day. gusty winds but bright sunshine. temperatures much cooler than yesterday. almost 20 degrees cooler this afternoon. chillier tomorrow morning. down into the 40s to start with. really comfortable thursday with low humidity 75 degrees. pretty nice on friday too. we'll start with lots of sunshine. late in the day cloud lbs moving in. that will lead to a change of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend that will continue
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next week. have a great day . stop . "are we there yet." on tuesday matt showed you how you'd be speaking to generations long after you're gone via hologram. today al is heading to space. >> not exactly, but these folks are on the right track. folks like us could get there very soon. ♪ >> reporter: for as long as we've been on this planet we've been trying to lift up and off of it. >> look at that picture over there. >> reporter: only a handful of people have experienced the view from space. but all that is about to change. >> most people think about space as somewhere that's inaccessible it's difficult. our goal is to take people up to the edge of space in 2017.
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>> reporter: this is a recent test flight for the world view spacecraft. won't see any rockets here. instead, a giant helium-filled balloon will lift everyday tourists 20 miles up into the stratosphere. no space suit no oxygen mask required. it's a luxury flight like no other. >> you won't be shake, rattle, and rolled with gs. you'll have a bar and big windows to look out. >> reporter: based in tucson arizona, world view is the brain child of two big dreamers who do their best thinking with their heads in the clouds. what is this part? >> so this is the foil that acts like the glide tore bring the capsule back down to land. >> and the balloon itself above it is about the size of a football stadium when fully inflated. >> reporter: the size of a football stadium? >> yes. incredibly strong plastic.
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>> reporter: this is how thin it is? this is like saran wrap. world view is testing increasingly heavy payloads and developing a 9,000 pound capsule for six passenger and two crew all drifting upward for two hours until they get 1/3 of the way to outer space. high enough to witness earth suspended in blackness. >> welcome to our biosphere. >> reporter: this is where you spent two years -- >> and 20 minutes. >> reporter: no strangers to pushing the boundaries their romance and business partnership grew out of another epic endeavor. in 1991 the couple signed on to arizona's biosphere 2 attempting to live inside a sealed dome as part of a prototype space colony. the idea for world view started here in biosphere 2? >> yes. very directly actually. >> reporter: here isolated in a giant bubble they gained a new perspective on our planet.
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it's one thing to be here but to think about going up there seems to be literally a leap of faith. >> i think part of the experience of living on this earth should be going away from it a little bit and seeing it from a distance and then coming back to it and understanding it in a new way. >> reporter: but this is inherently dangerous. >> yeah. we're really working to make this absolutely as safe as possible. i mean one of the beautiful things about balloons is they are relatively safe because things don't go boom. it's slow low energy. you're moving at just over walking speed all the way up to space. >> reporter: really? and they've proven their technology works. world view designed the gear that utes used to break the record for longest skydive back in october. he jumped from 25 miles up. >> it's the same balloon. it's the same launch system. every aspect of that is feeding into what we're doing. >> reporter: why has it taken so long? why aren't we up there yet? >> there are more spacecraft in development now than in all of
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world history leading up to this era. this really is sort of the dawning of commercial space. and it's taken this long because frankly, it's hard. >> reporter: eager space junkies from around the world have already agreed to pay for the $75,000 ticket. no small price to go where few have gone before. the rest of us will have to catch those views the old fashioned way. what is it about us as humans we want to get above and look down? >> it's a natural human instinct. >> incredible way to change your perspective. >> i think the more we admire and understand the beauty of our earth, the better care we'll take of it. >> and may i just say, tucson is just so beautiful. your hometown. >> my home. it's a beautiful landscape to see from space. >> what's really interesting about this is they've tested this technology and that it's -- it should be theoretically safe. but the idea that you're just drifting which is different from
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rockets and what we think. >> the way to experience like the birds do. like with the quiet and the peacefulness. >> no training necessary. no flight suit. >> and most importantly there's a bar. >> oh. >> sign me up. >> how soon? >> and if they are snacks that would be great. because they would have pigs and blankets in space! >> oh my gosh. >> we took a corner from the science and wonder. tomorrow natalie you are going to check out some technology right? >> that's right. something that will make you feel superhuman. how do you like the sound of a jet pack strapped to your back? >> i love it. >> did they turn the jet pack on? >> that's as fast as she goes. >> yes. coming up, anna kendrick is here. is she a motivational genius? she shares some of her best twitter
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>> announcer: nbc 10 breaking news. >> it is just before 8:30. we continue to follow this deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia's port richmond section. we have late breaking information we want to bring you. we were informed by the fbi that this appeared to be an accident. there was apparently no foul play involved. we have been bringing you these stunning images since the train derailment last night. amtrak train number 188 had just left third street station bound for new york city. 238 passengers five crew when it derailed near wheatsheaf lane. michael nutterer said he's never experienced this.
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>> we have train cars completely over turned on their side ripped apart. it is a devastating scene down there. we walked the entire length of the train area. and the engine completely separated from the rest of the train and one of the cars is perpendicular to the rest of the cars. it's unbelievable. >> again, the most recent information we have the fbi informed us that this appears to be an accident. no foul play involved. nbc 10 special report from 10:00 this morning. we have crews covering every angle of the situation. for now stay with the nbc 10 app and nbc for developments. now the forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> the weather is cooperating. lots of sunshine and a breezy day. highs near 70 this afternoon. >> thank you. another update coming up in 25 minutes. see you then.
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>> 8:30 now on this wednesday morning. they sound great. they are from kent state university giving us a cappella love this morning. a genre that is hotter than ever thanks to them but also "pitch perfect." the sequel just one of eight movies keeping our anna kendrick busy these days. we're going to chat with mer in a bit. play a game of either/or. >> plus after 50 years in hollywood, blithe danner has her first starring role that includes a lot of dating. i'm going to play a game of have you ever with her as well. and we're going to talk to her about the controversy that gwyneth always finds herself in it seems like and how she deals with it as a mom. >> one of the loviest ladies. >> she absolutely is. and look who's here. lady antebellum. we can't wait to hear them
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perform live. and they're going to reveal some of the nominees for this year's cmt music awards. you ready for that? >> oh yeah. and play a game of tic-tac-toe with them. >> if they're lucky. >> exactly. >> all right, al. take it away. >> let's show you what we got as far as your weather is concerned today. wet weather with slight risk in southern texas. pacific northwest, interior sections looking at rain. cooler from los angeles all the way to san francisco. windy and cooler in the northeast. tomorrow that rain moves from the great lakes to the gulf coast. sunshine along the eastern seaboard. temperatures becoming a little bit more seasonal. it's going to be hot and humid from the gulf coast down that's what's going on around the countr good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a blustery day. gusty winds but bright sunshine. temperatures much cooler than yesterday. almost 20 degrees cooler this
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afternoon. chillier tomorrow morning. down into the 40s to start with. really comfortable thursday with low humidity, 75 degrees. pretty nice on friday, too. we'll start with lots of sunshine. late in the day clouds will be moving in. that will lead to a change of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend that will continue next week. have a great day. >> don't forget. get that weather any time you need it. weather channel on cable or online. after last night's "the voice," it's going to come down to one night for four finalists. carson gets your ready for next week's finale. >> reporter: five remaining artists took a short break from the daily grind of rehearsals and performances in hollywood and went home. spent quality time with family and friends and new fans. >> it was wild. it was amazing. >> reporter: amazing until last night. >> india carney from team christina. get ready for your last chance performance. >> reporter: someone was about to get a trip home this time for good. >> koryn get ready for your
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performance. >> reporter: for koryn, it was her first time in the bottom. for india, the only member left on team christina, it was her third time singing for the instant save. and it would be her last. voters saved koryn eliminating team christina from the competition. >> i did not for a second think, oh gosh how did i get eliminated when koryn won that because she deserved that. but right now i'm going to be sad for me obviously. >> reporter: next week one of these four artists will be named the voice. for "today," carson daly nbc news los angeles. >> and don't forget you can catch "the voice" next monday 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central. now let's head back inside to the lovery savannah. >> thank you so much. and the lovely anna. try being her. anna kendrick has got her hands
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full. she's got eight movies in the works. >> wait what? >> and nearly 4 million twitter followers. but these days it's all about one thing. "pitch perfect 2." take a look. ♪ i dug my key into the side of his souped-up 4 wheel drive ♪ ♪ carved my name into his leather seats ♪ ♪ i took a louisville slugger to both headlights ♪ ♪ slashed a hole in all four tires ♪ ♪ maybe he'll think before he cheats ♪ >> is that as fun as it looks? >> this is the first time i've fully acknowledged and realized in watching that clip i couldn't help doing it in kind of a southern accent. like i didn't need to do that. it's a country song. but i'm doing kind of a little -- >> i also like that before he cheats. >> i did enjoy trying to intimidate jason jones. he was game for it. >> your anger felt real. >> it didn't say in the script i
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was angry. it was just hot that day, we were doing it a lot. it got adepressive. >> were you into doing a sequel? everyone loved "pitch perfect." when they said let's do a sequel were you like yes? >> it was weird because there were rumors about a sequel for a long long time. like for a full year after the movie. and it just didn't feel like it was going to happen. so i was running around saying that's not going to happen. sorry. it just probably isn't going to happen because movies have made more money and not gotten sequels. so i didn't expect it to happen. it wasn't until all the girls signed on i was like it would be so crazy if they were all doing it and i wasn't there. >> exactly. where are you, becca? >> i would be having big time pitch perfect. >> you wouldn't be invited to the next bella barbecue. >> that's what we do. >> in this sequel becca is not sure about her future.
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has anna kendrick a h that phase? i get the feeling you haven't. you seem very direct. >> that's right. i'm sure at all moments. >> got it all together. >> exactly. don't have a moment of doubt in my life. >> you're in the mirror doing the double shooter. like you've got this. >> never had a moment's weakness. >> you are actually a font of twitter wisdom. you are, like you have 10 million twitter followers. >> it's four but i appreciate you inflating that. yeah. >> you impart your wisdom through these pithy one liners. >> yeah. i -- i don't know. sometimes my tweets i think they're really funny and then people don't -- are like you're weird. i don't get that. but sometimes, yeah. they sort of take off. it's really cool. >> buzzfeed made a series of motivational posters. >> i thought that was one of the cutest things. sometimes people are like look at what anna kendrick did. or you could follow me on twitter. but they need cool motivational
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posters. somebody told me you were a big fan of one in particular. >> yes. you know what? like many of your tweets i have to say i don't think it was safe more morning television. >> no. >> but you had one that spoke to me. >> i had this fashioned, but it's censored. >> can i look? >> you can look. >> it starts with a "w." >> you wonderful person you. >> it's a word for a wonderful lady of the evening. >> i'm going to ask you to sign that for me. i'm going to hang that right over -- >> it's so weird they're making posters. >> you are like a furry kitty or something. >> i should go on qvc and sell these. >> you should. ready for a game of either/or? >> yes. >> twitter or instagram? >> what? oh, no. >> don't stall. >> twitter i guess. >> kim or kanye? >> kanye? >> kale or quinoa?
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>> quinoa. >> the bachelor or the bachelorette? >> the bachelorette. team katelyn. i said it. >> broadway or hollywood? >> right now, hollywood. >> anna kendrick or kendrick lamar? >> kendrick lamar, are you kidding? >> mac and cheese or mac and cheese? >> i was going to say i don't care what the second one is. it's always mac and cheese. that's designed for me i can tell. >> sequel or prequel? >> ooh, prequel. >> interesting. star wars or star trek? >> star wars. >> pitch perfect or pitch perfect 2? >> pitch perfect, og. >> i love the og. savannah guthrie or matt lauer? no no don't answer so quickly. we actually do have a few more. they were wrapping me but we do have time. anna thank you so much. i'm waiting. "pitch perfect 2" from our sister company -- >> till got some time.
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>> i love you. >> coming up next blythe danner.
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back now at 8:42 with blythe danner. she plays a widower who decides after losing her dog that she needs to get out more. a decision that then leads to a lot of dating. take a look. >> are you ever going to light that thing? >> i used to light them all the time. trying to be more health conscious in my later years. >> oh, yeah? >> yeah. someone once told me that i had an oral fixation. >> so you do this for all the girls? >> i don't do this for anyone. you're the first one out on my boat.
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>> blythe danner good morning. great to have you here. >> that voice, sam. >> i know. it's amazing. >> whenever i hear him on a commercial i stop short. that voice is so fabulous. >> yeah. absolutely. now, i was shocked in talking about this movie, reading about it. you've been celebrating 50 years as an actress but this is your first leading role? >> yes. what a way to celebrate on an anniversary anniversary? >> what took them so long? >> aye been treading the boards on broadway and off broadway and the theater most of my life. every so often i'd get a role in a movie and i'd be so grateful. but never expected this. this has just been such a gift. >> this film is really a gift. i understand you got a standing ovation at sundance. what was that like and were you surprised to see that reaction from everyone? really all generations of people. >> i think now that the baby boomer generation is coming along, everyone is longing for
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films like this. i think women are so appreciative to see that this is a woman of my you know 70s and taking charge and being strong and continuing through her difficult time of loss. and carrying on in a very positive way. because this film even though people are in tears, they laugh their heads off. we've got these great ladies. and sam of course. martin starr who's on "silicon valley." a fabulous cast. >> great cast. >> and the young man who wrote it when he was 29 has this insight into what it is like to be a 70-year-old which is astonishing to me. he just -- it was just extraordinary. >> so there are a lot of great moments with this cast in this film. but there are a lot of things that come up. we want to play a game with you called have you ever based on the things that you do in the film. first up in the movie, you
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flirt, you drink lots and lots of wine. and you actually do a lot of flirting with the pool boy and hanging out with the pool boy. have you ever done that? >> i don't have a pool boy. >> you don't have to pool boy. you don't have a pool. okay. no to the pool boy. so you and the pool boy in the film go out and do some karaoke together. have you done that? >> i love to sing. that is my first love. i come from a family of singers. my brother was at the met opera workshop. my parents both sang. so i've done a little bit here and there. my husband did a film called "cue "duets" a few years ago so we gave it a whirl. >> do you have a go-to karaoke song? >> in the movie i did "cry me a river". >> can you give us a sampling? >> what time is it? i have to have something to loosen me up. >> what do we have playing here? >> oh.
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oh who's doing that? hello? >> it's not me. >> it's a magic piano. ♪ now you say you love me ♪ ♪ you cried the long night through ♪ ♪ well you can cry me river ♪ ♪ cry me a river ♪ ♪ i cried a river over you ♪ >> amazing. >> you don't want any more than that. >> on the spot like that incredible. >> i'd love to know who the pianist is. >> that was me. didn't you see my magic piano? i take it everywhere i go. you obviously spent this last weekend, mother's day weekend with your beautiful daughter gwyneth. >> i was traveling both coasts. i went from l.a. where they are to new york where my son and his wife and little baby girl are. >> wonderful. >> i was very lucky to have the whole family within 24 hours. >> yeah. you often see -- i mean you read about gwyneth in the press. do you make of the negativity that's out there sometimes? >> you know i am so blessed
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that i'm old and i don't know. i don't even know how -- i know how to get online. i don't know how to twitter, toot tweet, whatever. i don't know how to do any of it. >> that's a good thing. >> and i don't look for it. because some of it -- so much just trying to sell papers or whatever that's called over the internet. i know she's the most extraordinary girl who can do everything. incredible mother. great -- she's raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for my husband's oral cancer fund. things she doesn't talk about a lot. becoming a great environmentalist. i'm so proud of her. i think she's so accomplished that people get kind of intimidated by it. >> maybe that's it. she's good at everything. >> she's really great. >> you're amazing as everything. >> and my son is pretty fabulous too. a great writer. >> you've got to brag on him too. >> i'm sorry. >> so wonderful to have you here. and the movie "i'll see you --
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>> last time i brought you something. >> yes. i think it was for that. but the film "i'll see you in my dreams" opens up friday. coming up next we have a performance from lady antebellum. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today." brought to you by toyota. >> lady antebellum just kicked off the leg of their tour. but first they have a little business. they've got big news on this year's cmt music awards. hi guys. i think you win every year so you know the cmts very well. you're going to read some nominees. >> i am. >> you starting with hillary. this is video of the year right? >> male video of the year. and the nominees are dierks
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bentley drunk on a plane. eric church talladega. jason aldean burning it down. keith urban somewhere in my car. kenny chesney american kids. and luke bryan play it again. >> we have a one-woman clapping department over here with hoda kotb. now we've got female video of the year. >> my favorite category i have to say. carrie underwood has two. one for little toy guns and the other for something in the water. then we've got lee ann womack with the way i'm living. >> also miranda lm baert with little red wagon. and raelynn with god made girls. and reba going out like that. >> you're also good at singing. spoiler, alert, video of the year is on our website and you guys are nominated. >> awesome! >> take it away. ♪
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♪ you're hit then miss ♪ ♪ you're fire and ice ♪ ♪ you're water and whisky burn ♪ ♪ we kiss we fight ♪ ♪ make up all night ♪ ♪ you're the blessing and the curse ♪ ♪ but i don't ever wan to break this chain is ♪ ♪ i don't ever want to walk away ♪ ♪ cause i ain't never going to find another lover ♪ ♪ to make me feel this way ♪ ♪ over and over and over we say that we're through ♪ ♪ but i come right back to you ♪ ♪ there's a long stretch of love coming down the line ♪ ♪ i'm your rock that won't ever roll and baby you'll be mine ♪ ♪ i'll be right here beside you if these good times get tough ♪ ♪ baby we're in for a long stretch of love ♪ ♪ you lift me up you bring me down ♪ ♪ you make me feel alive ♪
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♪ you send my heart in overdrive ♪ ♪ every time you kill the lights ♪ ♪ over and over and over we play this game ♪ ♪ win or lose we'll never change ♪ ♪ there's a long stretch of love coming down the line ♪ ♪ i'm your rock that won't ever roll and baby you'll be mine ♪ ♪ i'll be right here beside you if these good times get tough ♪ ♪ baby we're in for a long stretch of love ♪ ♪ long stretch of love ♪ ♪ long stretch of love ♪ ♪ long stretch of love ♪ ♪ over and over and over we play this game ♪
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♪ win or lose we'll never change ♪ ♪ there's a long stretch of love coming down the line ♪ ♪ i'm your rock that won't ever roll and baby you'll be mine ♪ ♪ i'll be right here beside you if these good times get tough ♪ ♪ baby we're in for a long stretch of love ♪ ♪ long stretch of love ♪ ♪ long stretch of love ♪ ♪ long stretch of love ♪ ♪ oh baby ♪ ♪ i don't ever want to break this chain ♪ ♪ i don't ever want to walk away ♪ ♪ long stretch of love ♪ >> lady antebellum thanks so much. wheels up tour happening right now. and the cmt awards like from nash
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>> announcer: nbc 10 breaking news. >> within the past 30 minutes we found this deadly train derailment in port richmond appears to be an accident. fbi investigators say no foul play is expected in the crash. here's what we know now. the accident killed six people and injured at least 140 others. the derailment is affecting septa and new jersey transit. crane crews are moving into
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place to upright over turned amtrak train cars in port richmond. federal investigators are on the scene. amtrak train 188 left the tracks as it traveled northbound through port p richmond around 9:30 last night. it derald around frankford avenue a short time after leave ing the station. we have been covering all the area hospitals. this is video from overnight at the scene of the derailment showing people put on oh stretchers and loaded into ambulances. here is a number you need to foe. 1800-523-9101 if you have a loved one on the train. amtrak set up the hotline for friends and family to check in and check on passengers. nbc 10 special report starts at 10:00 this morning. we have crews covering every angle of the breaking story. for now stay with nbc or our nbc 10 app for developments. let's check on the first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley.
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>> the wind is picking up as expected. blowing clouds through the area. dry, to rain expected. you can see the clouds and the waves from the wind. the wind is steady now at 20 miles an hour in the pocono mountains. already at 22 miles per hour wind blowing in philadelphia. that's a cool breeze, too. we are in the 60 ohs in the city. >> now a look at what's happening in port richmond after the train derailment last night killed six. we are back with another update in 25 minutes.
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this morning on "today's take" snoop dogg swings through our studio with a hot new album. plus the star always at the center of "scandal," scott foley. and j. lo's surprise announcement you bet fans will love. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. it's may the 13th 2015. hope your day is off to a good start. i'm willie along with al, natalie, and tamron. we want to start with some terrible news from our area here on the east coast. an amtrak train bound for new
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york city derailed north of philadelphia about 9:20 last night as it was traveling north towards new york city. tom costello joins us now in a chopper above the scene with the latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, willie. good morning. thanks to wcau our affiliate here, we are 2,000 feet above the scene. as you would expect, it is really a story of what the terror must have been like last night. as you can see, the twisted and broken remains of train 188. this was the washington, d.c. to new york line. a crane has now moved in. the idea is to pick the trains up off of the tracks. this is critical because they don't have everybody accounted for yet. they want to make sure that there's nobody underneath these trains people who might have tried to escape and then the trains possibility rolled on top of them. they've had cadaver dogs out on the scene this morning. in addition to the fire/rescue personnel, the ntsb is here. they've got a very big
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investigation. they got more than 140 people injured out of 243 that were on board the train. the train derailed around 9:20 last night. this was a four alarm fire/rescue response and what they call a level three mass casualty response. with so many people injured. six fatalities that we know of at this point. the concern is that number might rise throughout the day. the focus of the ntsb is they're going to look at all things that could have contributed to this crash. mechanical as well as human factors. they want to look at speed, condition of the tracks the performance of the engineer and also of the other personnel who were on board and may have witnessed something. did they deploy emergency brakes? if so, why? we know this train was going into a very important curve. there should be speed restrictions on that curve. so the question this morning continues to be, what exactly caused this crash. we don't have any answers yet. that could take weeks if not months. back to you. >> all right. tom costello in the sky for us
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thanks so much. this is one of the busiest train corridors not only in the united states but in the world. this is kind of -- we have an animation that shows basically what happened. the train had just left the scheduled stop at philadelphia's 30th street station. when it turned a curve and derailed. there was a slight curve where the conductors are told to -- the engineers are told to slow down the trains on those curves. it ripped the steel rails from the tracks when it derailed. an fbi spokesperson says there's no evidence of foul play at this time. now, nbc news producer janelle richards who works with us on "nightly news" primarily was on board the train. here's what she told matt earlier this morning. >> the car that i was in was standing up straight and as quickly as it happened, it stopped just as fast. and i remember just sitting there for a second thinking i cannot believe that just happened. we just -- this train just
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crashed. and then once smoke started filling the car, i thought i got to get out of here. >> we're glad janelle is okay. she's withone of the many incredible stories of survivors we're hearing this morning. >> ironically there was a crash back in 1943 less than a mile from that. it was the frankford junction train crash. along from the pennsylvania railroad. 79 people were killed in that. >> interesting. jeff rossen will talk about this. i covered a train accident in illinois, i guess it would have been 1999, 2000. a group of girl scouts on the train. it was in the middle of the night, the dead of winter. i always wondered after seeing that first hand as a reporter how do you get out of a train accident with your children on board. it's dark, you're afraid. congressman patrick murphy talked about hearing people screaming in the chaos. when i saw the breaking news
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last night. all you could see was black for awhile. and flashing. >> dozens of flashlights. such a stirring and striking image. >> over live wires. >> live wires, the chaos the fear the terror. >> you think how do you get out of a situation like that. >> yeah. well it's rare and we hope it never happens to you but today investigative contributor jeff rossen told us how to get out alive if you ever happen to be in a train crash. >> every train in the country has emergency signs. if you see the sign, you can even open the main door of the train you came in on and follow those instructions. >> reporter: so even if the conductor and engineer are too chaotic to open the door, you can open it yourself. >> absolutely. >> reporter: can i try? >> yes. >> reporter: lift and pull open and push this red handle down. and the door is released. and i can open it the rest of the way. by the way, this is a pretty big drop here so you want to be careful getting out. >> every train has emergency exit windows. take the handle, pull it.
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you'll pull all the rubber from that window. grab the handle. pull the window towards you and then you could go out the window. remember it's still a seven to eight foot drop to the ground. >> reporter: recently we filled this car with smoke to show you. >> you want get on the floor. this is where you can breathe. you want to get down here and follow the striping on the floor. we have glow in the dark striping on the floor. you want to get to the door to the end of the car, where your exit is. >> that's good advice. would be easier in a simulated situation. god only knows how it was inside the train last night. >> in this one trains tumbled. so bodies were flying everywhere. >> in jeff's piece he talked about when you get on a plane or train, to count the number of rows between you and the exits. you're not thinking fatally, but you should have something like that in your mind. >> i count. not on a train, but on a plane i do. and the same thing with a hotel. i look and count doors to the
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stairway. i'm paranoid. >> it's just thinking through. you do fire drills with your kids in the home. obviously the odds are -- thank goodness the odds are low it would happen. but be prepared. >> all about seat belts and things to put off to another day while we worry about these families. we want to transition and give a little light this morning, right? >> yeah. it's an incredible story. a heartwarming story. through pain and adversity, sometimes there is light. most times there is light. three years ago this woman in florida, her name is melissa. she was a victim of domestic violence. and she was severely injured, actually stabbed 30 times by a former boyfriend. the details are even hard to say out loud, but first responder was a paramedic named cameron who helped save her life. well, as i said, through pain and hard times sometimes there's light and beauty. melissa and cameron started
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dating soon after. and melissa was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at monday night's tampa bay rays game. she didn't know cameron was waiting to surprise her with an engagement ring. the baseball said will you marry me. the baseball had it on there. that was a beautiful moment there. >> he had a good pitch. >> look at her. >> and she said yes. >> fantastic. we're happy for them. what a happy ending there. >> terrific. this is an interesting story. i think a lot of parents maybe have dealt with the situation when you're booking a flight for example. oh, we're not doing that story. i guess not. we're not doing that story. but nobody told me. >> and it's not just parents. because i traveled with four kids. >> so there's a dad who's very upset because he says he had to pay $88 to -- in order to be able to be seated with his daughter. when he went online to book his flight, he said that it showed
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that there were no two seats together. >> i've seen that. >> you see that online a lot. the advice is to get on the phone and talk to a representative. >> but you get to the airport, you can do it. >> if it shows it's fully booked, it's fully booked. instead he said he ended up booking two coach seats on a delta flight. but in order to get the two seats together, he had to pay the extra $88 in order to be seated next to her daughter. >> a 4-year-old. >> exactly. he could have gone to the gate agent but he decided i'm just going to do it to make sure i have those two seats together and pay the fee. so now he's upset because he's saying he paid the $88 but when he boarded that flight, he said the flight was vacant. he said there were plenty of empty seats, lots of them available in coach. so he hadn't needed to pay that $88. so here's what the dad frank said happened after the incident, apparently.
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okay. >> they apologized. i felt the apology was sincere. he said this is contrary to delta's policy and that the ticket agent should have changed my seats there no questions asked. i don't think it's unreasonable expectation to put a parent and a toddler or a child together. >> amen. >> absolutely. >> that's kind of a basic there. >> this happens to us all the time. >> especially if you have more than one kid. >> we have four, three nieces and a nephew. it's impossible. and i travel on my vacations with them. it happens with you and lucy and george. >> all the time. >> but you can ask people to change seats. >> not always. >> not always working out that way. and you don't want to be put in that position where you have to ask. then it's on you and that other person. >> we're talking little kids. >> sometimes the flight attendants will ask and will help facilitate the movement, but not always. >> you know what does work?
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you bring george next to the counter. you sure you want to sit next to this guy? that's all for you. >> that's the nick roker move. >> make the kid the least appealing individual on the planet. >> george is great. >> really quickly delta said we strive to ensure that every customer has a great experience with delta. we regret that mr. strong's experience did not live up to our standards. we're working with the customer to remedy the situation. >> he needs his 88 bucks back. >> and they need a policy. >> parents with children, come on. >> we're going to get on that. we're going to make that happen. all right. let's look right now. texas, a lot of wet weather. we've had flooding flood watches flood warnings. and they're going to continue because we've got this rain just training in here. 23 million people at risk. heavy rain develops for much of central texas and moves into oklahoma. we're watching this all day today. just the rain continuing to come
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in here. and that's going to bring the heavy showers and thunderstorms. next 48 hours some areas will be picking up 2 to 3 inches of rain. but locally there could b good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a blustery day. gusty winds but bright sunshine. temperatures much cooler than yesterday. almost 20 degrees cooler this afternoon. chillier tomorrow morning. down into the 40s to start with. really comfortable thursday with low humidity, 75 degrees. pretty nice on friday, too. we'll start with lots of sunshine. late in the day clouds will be moving in. that will lead to a change of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend that will continue next week. have a great day. that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you have been much. coming up next, the shirtless star who got between olivia pope and the president in "scandal." but scott fol
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good news, scandal fans, you can see here jake ballard alive and well. >> indeed he is. scott plays olivia pope's on again/off again love interest on the show with the re-edited season finale tomorrow night, anything can happen. we're happy to have scott with us. even though you spend most of the show shirtless, we were talking to you about your other life as a dad of three. you identify with the plane issue of not having your child with you. >> it's kind of crazy. we joke and say i'd rather anybody sit next to my child so i can sleep the whole time but i don't think anyone would say, like, no you can't sit next to your kid. but having to -- i'd be livid if i had to pay 88 bucks and then get on an empty plane. >> the other part of your life is spent shirtless on "scandal." >> i'm shirtless everywhere.
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at home, at work. and i'm hungry all the time too. >> but your character has survived. what scoop can you give us? >> i can't give you any scoop because i want to keep my job. >> there's that. >> but my character has survived. there was a big scare a few episodes ago when jake my character was stabbed multiple times and it didn't look like i was going to make it. and i actually the called my show runner and said is there something -- do we need to have a conversation here? i got three kids, a wife, i need to know what's happening. she said it's not a big deal. and i was -- i got to say, people freaked out about it. freaked out. and i was so -- it's sort of like reading your own obituary. i'm not really dead. and outlets were printing these thoughtful stories on it's probably better if jake's dead. and better for the show. not better for jake. >> not for jake or scott. >> is the season finale is
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tomorrow night. and we said it's a re-edited finale. shonda went back in and played with it. do we know what she did? >> i don't. i was with her last night for the announcement of the show coming back for a fifth season. and she sent us an e-mail saying she thought the show was great but she went back in and brought the entire editing staff back after they wrapped. she woke up one morning and said i know how to fix it. i didn't even know it was broken. and she said it's really great. so i'm as excited as all the fans are to see what happens. >> you know, i think -- i didn't realize you share something in common with natalie. >> we do? >> there's something you do and natalie does before each time on camera. >> oh al. >> just to relieve tension. >> i don't know what that is. >> can you do it for us right now? >> what do you do? >> you kind of -- >> what do i do? >> well, we're told -- >> it's a certain noise you make. >> oh. i thought it was something i did here.
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there's a noise -- you know, when things get tense on the set, there's some heavy scenes especially when i don't have my shirt off and it's -- there's a -- how do i? >> just say it. >> there's a flatulent noise that can break not wind but tension. and it seems that it's caught on with the rest of the cast. even when i'm not on set now everyone makes a little noise. and it -- >> do i do this? al. >> you can't really see my mouth move, i can't believe i'm doing this on the "today" show. my wife is so -- she's under the couch right now. like what are you doing? but my 3-year-old is like yeah! >> referee: >> to a 3-year-old, you're a comedy god. >> i can kill it at home. >> love having you here. come back. >> thank you. >> he's not going anywhere. >> yeah. >> we have a very special friend after this. you're not going anywhere.
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>> announcer: nbc 10 oh breaking news. >> just before 9:30. few video just in of crews at the scene of a deadly train derailment in port richmond. at least six people were killed. fbi investigators say it appears to be an accident. in the last 30 minutes we talked with former congressman patrick murphy. he was on the train and talked about the emotions he feels this morning. >> it was emotional for me when i saw the fire coming through. i give the firefighters credit. they were going through live wires. they jumped over. they are heroeses. >> here is the picture the former congressman tweeted after the train derailed.
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he was inside the cafe car at the time it happened and was thrown against a window. people started crying and screaming. count on the nbc news app to bring live updates as we bring new information about the derailment coming in almost every few minutes. new information. nbc 10 oh special report starts at 10:00 this morning. now our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> lots of sunshine and a gusty wind. the wind has been increasing this morning. it's a northwestererly wind. that will keep temperatures on the cool side. more tip ka for springtime. look at the flags on the aramark building. that's a steady 22 miles per hour wind with gusts. the temperatures have been climbing. we are at 64 this philadelphia. 59 for pottstown and allentown. close to 60 degrees. the winds up to 17 miles an hour at 5:00 today. >> bill, thank you. i'm vai sikahema. another look at what's happening now in port richmond after a
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deadly train derailment. we we'll have another update in 25 minutes. now back to the "today" show. see you in a half hour.
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taking a look at the headlines. the ntsb is trying to find out what caused last night's deadly cam track derailment in philadelphia. the crash killed at least six people and sent more than 140 to area hospitals. passengers said the washington to new york train started to shake and then it was off the rails. some survivors had to climb through windows of overturned mangled train cars to get out. a big part of the nation's busiest rail corridor is now shut down. a new report finds almost 600000 americans had prescription drug costs of more than $50000 each last year. that's an increase of 63% from the year before. the report from the pharmacy benefits manager express scrips blames cancer and hepatitis c
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a blustery day. gusty winds but bright sunshine. temperatures much cooler than yesterday. almost 20 degrees cooler this afternoon. chillier tomorrow morning. down into the 40s to start with. really comfortable thursday with low humidity, 75 degrees. pretty nice on friday, too. we'll start with lots of sunshine. late in the day clouds will be moving in. that will lead to a change of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend that will continue next week. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> thank you al. snoop lion, the dogg father, deejay snoop-adelic, whatever you want to call him, just call him a legend. he burst onto the music scene in the early '90s when willie and i were just pups. picking up a huge stackmmy nominations to boot. >> he's here with his third album called "bush."
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>> thank you for having me. >> tamron and i need you for the full hour. >> we want to take you home with us. >> we were just talking, tamron and i were such huge fans of yours going back. when you came out with dre and all the rest of it. can you believe how hip hop has taken off in the 23 years since then? >> it's amazing that hip hop has grown. but i believe that's what it was here to do. it was here to inspire kids, make people feel good about themselves and those kids grew up and passed it onto their kids. hip hop is just growing and growing. >> i read a review of your new album in the associated press. from start to finish the ultra smooth snoop dogg doesn't lose a step. and he goes on -- it's like, preach. it's interesting you've not been afraid to go into reggae. you've not limited yourself. what's been the catalyst for that? what pushes you? >> it has to feel good to me. anything that i do has to be fun based and has to feel good. and the music that i select to
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make is always based on what's not out there. i don't ever like making what's out there. i want to complement the industry by providing what's missing. >> and we'll look at your video "peaches and cream," the single off "bush." i think people will see it's like a '70s disco vibe. is that fair to say? >> that's so fair to say. something about that time period where music felt good and was fun. people went to the clubs they partied and they just -- i was brought up in that era. so i always wanted to make records that felt like when i was a kid. >> and you're singing. you've got collaborations. uncle charlie, pharrell back with you again. is this exactly where you want to be musically? >> this is the best place i could be in my musical career because i feel like i've been o a roller coaster. i'm finally in a position where the coaster is riding smooth because i can make decisions that feel good to me. nobody is making decisions but me. >> i love when pharrell said the
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album is so good it makes him mad. because it's better than his album. he wishes he made it for himself. >> that's the energy we give to each other. when we work, we don't hold back. we leave it all on the field. so i feel like when pharrell went into this project with me we both love what we do. to give our best, that's what we push to do. >> and you push your kids to give their best as well. you've got a football star. i'm a fan of your daughter. she's a survivor. she's so inspirational. how do you rate yourself as a dad? >> well, i think i'm about a seven-plus. i got three things i can work on. about but i feel like my relationship with my kids is more important than anything. it's a friendship relationship. it's based on me being a father, a mentor and a friend. to where they can always talk to me and feel they don't have to run away from me but run to me. >> and you're a grandfather now. you got a grandson zion.
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congratulations. >> thank you. >> what kind of grand dad will you be? >> a gullible, get away with everything kind of grandpa. you know that's the third generation of what we doing. it's just a spark of joy just to look in his eyes and be able to hold him. i thank my oldest son for making me a grandfather. >> i thank you for your instagram account. i get up every morning before i read "the wall street journal" i check so see what snoop dogg has done the night before. can we show my favorite picture? your daughter doesn't like it. i sent this out saying this is my current mood. i used a picture of snoop for it. >> tweet it out again. >> i tweet this out regularly saying this is my mood. what's going on in this picture, man? >> that's me waking up from a rough night. it's like, you know when you go to your mother and say can i have some lunch money and she look in her purse and be like. that's what that is. >> well if you want to laugh
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saving you a bundle when you bundle -- now, that's progressive. hello. cheers and happy hump day. what time is it? >> it's pop fix time! >> you saw that. it's supposed to be like what time is it. game time. what time is it? >> pop fix. >> big news for j lowe. she posted a picture of herself with casper smart. e! news is reporting the two are
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definitely back together. they were spotted vacationing in mexico last month. also caught kissing on the set of "american idol" back in march. speaking of "american idol," j. lo walked out on the show last night the same day they announced their final season, she say announced her next move. a residency in vegas. >> whoa. >> road trip, guys. lopez will move in after britney moves out of planet hollywood resort and casino at the beginning of next year. she will perform 19 shows for january, february, may, june. tickets go on sale saturday. guess what i'm doing this saturday. >> what are you doing? >> buying tickets. >> let's go. road trip. >> mariah has a residency. elton john. prince did one. >> beats having to do a tour bus tour. >> sophia vergara is launching a new project. according to her website, the
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modern family star just made a deal for a six-episode reality series debuting on snapchat. isn't that interesting? this summer. the series is called vergara land and will be a humorous look at her life through her son's eyes. it will be co-produced by fusion but will air on the social media app. she's happy her son is involved. maybe we'll see wedding planning between her and joe hottie mchot. they've said a fall wedding. >> what's his name? >> i can't say it so i say that. how does that work? a show disappears after you pop it up? >> it's just you should their brand. it's going to be an actual show. >> you're so smart, willie geist. big stephen tyler news. dude looks like a country singer. the frontman has gone country according to rolling stone. he posted a picture for his new single love is your name. that's his first solo album? i didn't know that.
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that's amazing. so he tweeted he'll debut the song on "american idol" tonight. earlier this year the legendary rocker relocated to tennessee and has been teasing us with photos with nashville song writers and famous locations ever since. one of his song writers says the sound may be a little like aerosmith because of his voice but there will be a banjo and a mandolin. in case you didn't know what a mandolin was as someone around here didn't, we provided a picture. tyler will be touring with the band this summer. i did not know he's never had a solo album. >> i didn't either. >> grand ole opry is going to be in for a rude awakening. >> who says you don't learn something from pop -- >> fix. up next, the high school football coach w the world is filled with air. but for people with copd sometimes breathing air can be difficult. if you have copd, ask your doctor about once-daily anoro ellipta.
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mcwilliams has been coaching high school football in texas. >> you know, when you can watch kids be successful, any time they're having success and enjoying what they're doing, you know you've reached them at least in some way. >> reporter: but this offensive line coach suddenly found himself on the defensive. after years of deteriorating health, doctors at the mayo clinic in minnesota diagnosed him with familial amyloidosis that effects the liver. >> the liver makes an abnormal protein. and this protein deposits in other tissues. >> reporter: that protein threatens to take down coach mack's heart. >> if we do too much longer it will progress to where we can't reverse the disease or make his quality of life acceptable. >> reporter: so his medical team drafted a game plan to tackle the problem. starting with a new liver. coach mack asked family, friends and coworkers at his school where he teaches biology.
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>> we were all sitting in there and i kind of said guys, if anybody has "o" blood, if anybody would like to donate a portion of their liver to me, i'd be happy to accept it. >> reporter: fellow coach matthew buehler was there that day. his "o" blood made him ideal for the position. >> any time there's an injury in football, the next man up. my name was called to do something great. so i felt compelled. >> reporter: coach buehler who's a newlywed put his life on hold. losing 30 pounds so his body mass index so it matched coach mack. and traveling with his new bride. >> i said she doesn't need a honeymoon. she got to come to minnesota twice. >> reporter: the big day arrives. they do final check ins. and then head to the operating room. >> say a prayer. >> let's get it done.
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>> what you're going to feel here is a sting in your lower back. >> reporter: if you're squeamish look away. surgeons remove 60% of his liver. the rest will grow back. the liver is examined placed on ice, and rushed to a separate operating room where coach mack away. and then touchdown. doctors hope this new liver will stop production of that harmful protein in coach mack's body. but this liver chain is not over. there's a third person a stranger who's going to receive coach mack's old liver. his liver could work fine for decades in the body of an older individual. so he was willing to share. >> it's taken 60 years for it to create the problems in me. and most people don't live to be 110, 120 years old. so they can survive with my liver. >> reporter: that survivor is 59-year-old rudy meyers. a man with liver cirrhosis. he learned he will receive the
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domino transplant four days ago. >> i have no idea what a domino was other than a pizza. >> reporter: it's finally time to see the two coaches. >> i love you very much. go see your husband. >> all three men have weeks of recovery ahead before they're officially in the end zone. >> i want you to take it easy though. >> reporter: but thanks to two generous liver handoffs, this team is favored to win. >> so great. and all three men now recovering at home. and if you want more information on becoming a living donor, head to our website we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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>>announcer: nbc 10 breaking news. >> we have new video of a trail derailment at port richmond. six people were killed. it appears to be an accident. we talked with former congressman patrick murphy. he was on the train when it derailed. he said he was inside the cafer car at the time it happened . he was thrown against a window and said the train immediately filled with dust and people
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started crying and screaming. a delaware senator, tom carper was also on board but got out before it derailed. he tweeted i'm grateful to be home safe and sound. my heart goes out to everyone on the train in the crash. stay with nbc 10 for developments. a news special on nbc 10 begins in less than five minutes. let's go to meteorologist bill henley for a look at the forecast. >> we start with bright sunshine. the wind is ramping up blowing clouds into the area. you can see them at center city. that's a live view. visible satellite shows clouds from are the north and west. that will hold back our temperatures. winds gusting to 30 miles an hour now in wilmington. a blustery day ahead. cooler than yesterday. 65 in philadelphia. 50s for pots town and doylestown.
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we'll climb into the upper 60s but the wind will be present through the afternoon. >> thank you, bill. i'm vai sikahema. i'll be back in three minutes for continuing coverage of the deadly amtrak train derailment in port richmond.
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sky force 10 is launched. it's in the air over the scene to show us the scope of the disaster. all seven train cars went off the tracks at frankford avenue. the engined separated from the train. philadelphia mayor michael nutter says the damage is unbelievable. >> it's an absolute disasterous
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mess. never seen anything like this in my life. >> victims are being treated at four different hospitals. amtrak rail service has been stopped along the busiest rail corridor between new york and washington. ntsb go team will be investigating this crash. so far there's no sign of what caused the wreck. it all happened around 9:30 last night near wheatsheaf lane. basic tram train number 188 just left 30th street station bound for new york city when it derailed near a curb in the tracks. taking a live look at 30th street station where many passengers were stranded here overnight. some of the victims returned there to try and figure out how to get to their planned destination in new york city. we're awaiting the start of a news conference with michael nutter as well as the police and fire commission. we'll bring that to you when it
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happens. we have the audio from when firefighters first arrived around 9:30 last night. take a listen to this. >> amtrak shut down the entire northeast corridor. we have major accident here. we have people on the track. >> the mayor said it could be days before service on the train line would the restored. this derailment has put a stop to amtrak travel on the busy corridor between new york and washington, d.c. >> that's left a lot of people scrambling. among them the people that were lucky enough to walk away from the crash. doug is live with more on the situation there. what do you have for us. >> reporter: we're with the red cross and the disaster relief team. they just released the last. they estimate about 80
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passengers. they deem safe enough and well enough to be released came over to 30th street station where red cross volunteers with emotional trauma care unit. sort of assess them and make sure while physically they were okay emotionally were they stable enough to be sent on their way. many of them that were released had undergone testing at some other area hospitals and deemed well enough to be treated and released. one of those was rebecca bib from virginia on her way up through philadelphia to new york to see her grand children. she said she has no actual recollection of the accident and her memory is starting to come
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to her hours after the accident. >> when i started hearing people i was on the side. someone told me i had been delirious and they carried me off. my shoes are not my shoes. somewhere i lost my shoes. a lady gave me her shoes. a policeman walked me from beside the train track to the sidewalk. >> reporter: the red cross says this is sort of an inexact science. they know how many people were on that amtrak train, the number of people that are coming here for assistance that can ebb and blow. they are estimating about 80 people but trying to update the count and they anticipate a few more folks as they had more extended eded examine nations. we'll be coming through here to
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try to arrange hotels. we did talk to a mother and daughter from france. they were reluctant to comment on camera but said a friend come to pick them up. they were on their way from aberdeen, maryland to new york. i said have basic tram aamtrak ranged for your transport. they said yes. i asked were they going by train. they said no train. no train. we'll be going by car. >> we'll be checking back with you. we continue to follow this breaking news story. the deadly train derailment. taking a live look at crews. they are still sifting through the wreckage. investigators trying to figure out what led to this crash. the you know someone on the
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train, train 188, here is number 1-800-523-9101. that's amtrak's hotline for friends and family members to call and check on loved ones. that number you just saw it. >> this train derailment will have a huge impact on how people travel and whether mass transit or driving. >> let's check in with jessica in the first alert traffic center. >> thank you. we are dealing with major delays here. amtrak on all northeast corridor service is currently suspended from philadelphia into new york city. they're dealing with modified service between washington and philly harrisburg and philly and new york and boston as well. new jersey transit is being affected as well. they are trying to help out the situation by bussing passengers from cherry hill up to 30th street as well as honoring
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amtrak tickets between new york city and trenton for this morning. septa also being affected. the trenton line still suspended. services restored on the chestnut hill west line but there's still delays there. you can expect small delays as well as addition until trains and cars added on the west trenton line. you can also use the frankford line. we'll have more details and road closures around the area in the neighborhood coming up. >> thank you. this morning philadelphia archdiocese issued statement on the deadly train derailment. he said in part i urge all people of good will to join me in extended prayerful condolences to those mourning the sudden loss of a loved one and asking the lord to bring healing to those suffering physical and emotional anguish in the wake of this incident. also this morning new jersey senator issued this statement. as someone who regularly rides
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the northeast corridor to and from d.c. i'm horrified by what happened. my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the first responders who rushed to their aid. it's imperative it's fully investigated. >> an nbc night producer was on the trail when it was derailed. janelle tweeted this video. she also posted another video moments after the crash as paz jer passengers tried to open. >> thecan you get out? >> here. hold on. here. go go. >> just get out. >> can you help me? >> you can hear how frantic they are to get off the train.
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there was a lot of jerking back and forth to get off the train and everything just stopped. you can count on nbc 10 and web throughout the morning as we learn about the victims and ongoing situation. it's very fluid. you can get the latest on our nbc 10 news app. our live team coverage continues right now. >> here is a live look where we await a news conference from city officials. on the roof top overlooking the deadly derailment. coming up after the break you'll hear from someone who witnessed it all. >> windy and cooler today. you'll notice that difference out there. i'll let you know how long the cooler weather will stick around just ahead. now taking another look at images from last night's deadly
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train derailment in port richmond as our live team coverage continues. we're right back.
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here is the layest at the hour. victims are being treated at four different hospitals throughout the philadelphia area. amtrak rail service has been stopped along the nation's busiest rail corridor between new york and washington, d.c. ntsb go team will be investigating. so far there's no sign of what caused the wreck. this morning we're hearing from neighbors living where the trail derailed last night. monique braxton is live now. you can see moe of the crash site from a roof of a home in that area. we have >> reporter: we have moved to a roof top. there are police department agencies from all over the city
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of philadelphia. every district is represented. on the left side you see the locomotive. if you continue around to the right you can see the top of the wheels of one of the six cars that separated from that locomotive. it's just beyond where you see the ambulance with the flashing lights. last night mayor nutter said philadelphia firefighters are the lead investigators here. they're being joined by the ntsb. i've seen philadelphia police crime scene units here. just down below me is police commissioner ramsey and deputy commissioner richard ross. they are walking up to start the press conference. as soon as mayor nutter crosses over frankford avenue today
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podium. >> let's go to the ground. he's in the polo shirt. let's listen in. >> last night we heard from the mayor saying this is the worst thing he's seen in terms of the seven-car derailment. i think the mayor is waiting for the press to line up to begin his comments. >> we have a number of updates. thank you for your patience. as we indicated last night and this will probably be a standard operating procedure for some time. there is preliminary information. this is an ongoing investigation. there's some things we know.
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there are many things we do not knowtist know at this time and we will not speculate on any of those things as you all know. let me introduce you to a few of our partner who is are here with us now. as i mentioned to you earlier this morning we were anticipating the arrival of the national transportation safety board. their members are on the ground now and board member robert zumwell and vice chairperson denzar. for amtrak board chairman anthony koshi. amtrak d.j. of operations stabler. on the ntsb side approximately seven on the ground with more personnel coming. represented in the form of
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investigator in charge that would be mike flanigan. mechanical investigator signal investigator, track investigator operations investigator and human performance investigator. we have full cooperation from all the agencies who were here last night. homeland security within the police department and other federal agencies working with us. septa police as well and a number of other agencies. everyone understands their role. we train for these kinds of incidents incidents we can only confirm that we have six deceased. we have transported hundreds of
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people. we need to give information about how you can contact or find out about any of the individual ons train to the extend we have information about them. they will get that information as well. sam will come up and give you some of that information. then you'll hear from ntsb as well as amtrak. we'll come back with any wrap up information. open up to questions. we'll answer what we can answer. everything still at this point, 12 plus hours into this tragic event is preliminary information and subject to change. with that director of emergency management for the city of philadelphia. >> there's a few things i want to go over. our focus is to gather the patient data that we have. we're dealing with lots of different types of manifest. one from the railroad and from our hospital community. our hospitals treated over 200
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patients last night and this morning opinion morning. we're making sure everything is accounted for. if you are looking for somebody or need information about somebody please call amtrak's number, 1-800-523-9101. 1-800-523-9101. if you were on the train and doing well call in and report that to amtrak so that we can link that data together. duo we do have a friends and relative center open at 2300 frankford avenue. we'll be transition to a full center. more information coming on that. share information with us so we can do our job making sure everybody is accounted for.
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thanks. >> board member zumwell will speak on behalf of ntsb. >> thank you very much. my name is robert sumwalt and as mayor nutter said i'm a board member with the national transportation safety board. we have had investigators arriving on scene between 4:00 and 5:00 this morning and we've continued to be arriving from washington throughout the morning. certainly before i go any further i'd like to express our sincere sincere condolences for all of those affected. we brought a multi-disciplinary team in here covering a number of issues. we're looking at the track, the train signal the operation of
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the train, human performance. we're setting up a multi-disciplinary investigation to try and understand the factors that led to this accident. in addition we brought in experts from the ntsb's office of transportation disaster assistance who will be assisting those family members affected by this tragedy. we will be holding an organizational meeting at noon today. that's where we establish parties to the investigation and establish our investigateive protocols. i can tell you that the federal railroad administration will be a part of our investigation. we will work very closely with them. we'll work closely with amtrak as well as the city of philadelphia. we will be providing, my goal is to provide you with factual information as we have it and we plan to be able to hold a press briefing later this afternoon.
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i would encourage you follow us at twitter. our handle is @ntsb. by goal is to provide you with information as we learn it. we have a lot of work that needs to be done. we will provide you information as we learn it. would like to thank all of the first responders. i can tell you first hand we do have a good relationship with the mayor's office. we worked with mayor nutter's office in a duck boat accident that occurred in july 2010. we have a good working relationship and we appreciate all the courtesies and assistance that you're providing. i'll step aside. back to mayor nutter. thank you. >> because of the great work of the philadelphia fire department and jesse wilson is in command, the fire department is in charge
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of this scene as well as support from the philadelphia police department working with ntsb the whatever is comparable as we know it referred to as the black box has been recovered. it's now in the amtrak operation center in delaware for analysis. we have no information from that particular device at all because it's being analyzed by the experts. now we'll hear from amtrak board member and board chairman. >> thank you. let me start by saying how deeply saddened we all are at amtrak for the life that occurred on train 188 in north philadelphia last evening. our first and major priority will be our customers and employees affected wi this tragedy. we established an 800 number that i know has been mentioned. we're setting up a family
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assistance center here in philadelphia. a thorough investigation will take place from this incident led by the ntsb and amtrak will do everything to assist in that investigation and brought every resource to support that effort. this is the amtrak family. we're very saddened by what's occurred and do everything in our power to work with the mayor's office, ntsb and all authorities to do everything possible in dealing with this tragedy. thank you. >> spell your name. >> coscia. thank you. >> i think you can see given the level of representation i want to first and foremost thank the ntsb. having the board chair and other personnel but the board chairman of amtrak on scene again
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demonstrates the level of concern and commitment that amtrak is demonstrating as well as ntsb. all of our other partners here on site the level of coordination here is superior and we will continue to do all that we can until we are assured we have accounted for all of the people we believe on that train. with all those members having spoken on behalf of the entire city of philadelphia and other individuals i've talked to or communicated with the mayor in washd whom i talked to last night. the potential of washington, d.c. residents being on that train is possible as it was a washington started train to new york city. as well as communicated with
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mayor bill de blasio in new york city as well. we express our deepest sorrow. we'll do everything we can to assist families who have loved ones on that particular train and whatever their circumstance and condition but with the six confirmed deceased we're heartbroken at what's happened here. we've not experienced anything like this in modern times. we'll get to the bottom and figure out what happened, why it happened. that will take some time. with that we'll be glad to try to answer any questions this you might have. >> how many are unaccounted for right now? >> let me give you additional
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piece of information. governor wolf was here last night. he's ordered state flags to be flown at half mass and i've issued the order for city of philadelphia flags as well out of respect to the victims. [ inaudible question ] >> still in process. i was just at the site ten minutes ago. >> how many are missing or unaccounted for? >> we don't have an accurate count. i'm not in a position to get into those details. >> you still not have everyone accounted for 12 plus hours later? we're hearing there's still some unaccounted for? you don't have everyone accounted for? >> we have not matched the manifest we received from amtrak with the patient or hospital information that hospitals sign
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personnel to our emergency operation center last night. that is a very tedious process dealing with individuals many of whom we have no idea who they are until they self-identify. we very well could have had people who did not even check in with us. there's also the possibility that some people who were supposed to be on that train as any of us always know some people just miss their train or end uptaking a different train or something like that. we're not going to get into the hard specifics of who do we have who do we not have until we know for sure. we have to be sensitive to people who may have had family member on that train. >> can you confirm that four bodies had been removed from the wreckage and tahat responders are working to get one more out? >> what i can confirm is what i confirmed earlier.
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there's six deceased. i'm not going to get into where they were and transported. we have six deceased. i heard a voice over here. >> have the conductor been interviewed yet? >> as best information as i know the conductor was injured to some extent received medical treatment and is either has or is giving a statement or report to the philadelphia police department. i have no further information about the conductor or any other amtrak personnel. >> is there anything you can give us about the preliminary investigation to what you're saying could have gone wrong? were there problems going into that curve? >> thank you. the question is do we have any preliminary information about the curve? no. just as we've said we're just getting here. our purpose for being here on site is to collect the
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perishable evidence. the information that will go away with the passage of time. we're going to go in and start collecting information. what was the train speed, what was the speed limit on that curve. that's part of the investigation is to carefully document that. [ inaudible question ] if you will when you have a question raise your hand state your name and affiliation once we call on you and that will make it a little more organized. the question is that what can we get from those event recorders? we can get a lot of information. it's my understanding we have already recovered those. they will be read out. we'll be looking at those. we have a forward facing video camera that's in the head end of the locomotive the front end of
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the train. the event recorders can give you information about the speed of the rain and any brake applications, any throttle applications, horn bell. it can give under the circumstances a lot. that will be key to this investigation is a good download of those data which is being conducted, will be done this afternoon, i think. we hope to be able fro vied you with information as we get it. >> two last questions. >> any information about people who died have their loved ones been notified? >> i have no information about that. all we have is six confirmed deceased. we're still trying to get information about those individuals. this is a horrific scene. i just need your patience and understanding. last question.
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>> can you paint a picture of the scene. you're doing an investigation but there's also a scene. >> it's a devastating scene. there are many first responders out there that are working they are examining the equipment to see if there's anyone else in the rail cars. the search and recovery effort will take precedence over our accident investigation. we expect to get in there very soon. we have already started doing things like retrieving the recorders and getting training records for the crews and things like that. just because we haven't gotten a real up close and personal view of the actual -- we've gone out and examined. we've done a good look over of
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the scene, but we have not started to very carefully document the wreckage at this point, but we will. >> last question. >> there are other factors beyond the box -- >> the question is do we have any other factual information from any other recorders at this point about what the train was doing. the short answer is no we do not. i want people to try to understand we've just gotten here. you have a lot of questions. we have a lot of questions. we intend to answer many of those questions in next 24 to 48 hours. thank you. >> thank you all. we'll let you know about any other updates or briefings. we could provide something later on this afternoon. no guarantee of that. we'll keep you as informed based on factual information and not
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supposition. thanks a lot. >> we've been listening to what will be many standard operating procedures press conference about what took place. you heard the mayor say we haven't experienced anything like this in modern time. i guess the good news is they have what we think is the black box. >> it's in delaware right now for analysis. throughout the morning we've been reporting that over140 people have been injured but we learned in this situation, this media conference is that over 200 people have been checked in to local hospitals. they are trying to match the travel manifest with amtrak with those admitted to local hospitals. they are accounting for folks who weren't hurt and walked away and got in cab or on a bus and left. they are trying to account for everybody. >> asking all those people to check in. why don't we continue our
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coverage with drew smith right there at the scene. >> tell us what's happening right now. >> reporter: we're a few blocks down from where mayor nutter was just speaking. this is where a bulk of a lot of that activity going on. there's a couple of cranes. one set up over on top of one of those derailed rail cars and there's a lot of workers and hard hats trying to take part in the clean up. we have video them gathering before under way. the cranes are being used to lift up the cars and here a lot of the heavy debris. it's safe for the cranes to move around. this is an investigation scene. we saw a crew of ntsb investigators walk right by us in the last hour. that makes the clean up process and this recovery process all the more delicate. crews will have to move efficiently but also be careful because there's a lot of evidence. you heard ntsb talking about that a couple of minutes ago. right now we'll take another live look.
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you can see some of the workers walking away from the train car down there. they're working on electricity. there was some workers up there but they have now stepped down. that's the latest. we'll try the find out what they will do next out on the tracks. we're live in philadelphia. we'll send it back to you. >> thank you. we've been checking social media since right after the derailment. passengers have been posting pictures and video throughout the night. they show the chaotic scene and the moments after the crash. take a listen. >> come on man. >> i got you, okay. keep crawling okay. >> where am i crawling to? >> crawl forward, sir. keep crawling. >> that video was shot by yameen all world. he's a hip hop producers that's
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worked with roots and the house band with jimmy fallon. here is a video he posted instagram. he had cuts to his leg and neck. it shows dozens of people just milling around the scene after the crash. delaware senator tom carper was aboard the train but he happened to get off in wilmington before it derailed. he said i'm grateful to be home safe and sound. my heart goes out to everyone involved in the crash. you can could want on nbc 10 for more information and updates on our news app. >> we'll continue our coverage of what took place last night in port richmond. we'll have the latest for you on that, coming up.
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we've been covering all area hospitals this morning. busy with 200 people just hurt. we found that out in the news conference with mayor michael
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nutter. this is video after the scene immediately last night. it shows some of the victims being put onto stretchers and loaded into ambulances. you got an update on some of the victims. >> reporter: we're in constant talks with the hospitals. they will let us know if they're put on standby for any additional victims or patients that could come from the scene or another area hospital. also about 7:00 we heard from the top doctor confirming that the sixth person did not die in route to temple hospital last night. instead died here. they tried to resuscitate the person and unable to do so. until they reach out to the loved ones they will not share the age, name or even gender of
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that person. >> patients who are waiting to talk know are doctors in the last two cars. >> reporter: he spoke one-on-one with some of the victims in their hospital beds but only those in the last of the cars to derail. >> they said it was chaotic and difficult. they said people fell on them or things fell on them. >> reporter: most of the injuries are to arms, legs ribs and three patients of the eight still in critical condition underwent surgery last night. jeff cutler was one of 25 patients treated and rereetleased. he calls someone calling for a head count. >> i looked down into the hole and i saw a window. the window was on the ground and the train had tipped. >> reporter: he's very proud of how his staff came together last
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night. they're no longer on that level 4 trauma alert. they are operating on their normal hospital status. we're asking can we speak to any of the family members here today. we know they have counselors helping to guide them but they say first priority is treating the 25 victims that remain here. eight of them in critical condition. some of them from different countries. >> a board member of the ntsb gave us an update on operations just a few minutes ago. he says there are seven investigators on the ground and more coming. they have many factors to consider. >> looking at the track, the train signals, the operation of the train, the mechanical condition of the train, human performance. we're setting up a multidisciplinary investigation
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to try and understand the factors that led to this accident. >> the ntsb will hold an organizational meeting at noon today. >> because everybody's got one of these, a cell phone and you can take pictures and people are on social media, it gives a better scope of what happens in a disaster like this. >> absolutely. professional photojournalist as well as citizen journalist giving us an up close view of the tragedy. >> there's so many to look at but still photos are the greatest at capturing moments in time that illustrate the humanity in tragedies like the one that's folding here. it shows police helping a survivor over the track and firefighters carrying a stretcher toward one of the derailed train cars. this shows the scale of this accident and the way the cars are angled that the investigators have to go in
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here. this one from the associated press as well. this shows the police presence. there were more than 200 officers on scene last night. this is an overturned car. one of the cars that came off the track. this one is rae making the roundsround rounds. we have first responders carrying people away from the scene. they had to triage a lot of people at the scene. the train cars crumpled like aluminum foil. if you'd like to take a look we put together a great gallery for you on you can see photos like this here. they are treating a victim right at the scene. you can shuttle through it for yourself. our damageal team is all over this. they are scouring social media for the best photos video and updated this gallery for you as well as the story of the crash itself throughout the day. or you can check out the nbc 10 app. guys. >> chris has been all over this.
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been in since midnight last night. thank you. new jersey governor had this to say about the train derailment issued this statement. i ride that train route often and have for the last 13 years. it's really disconcerting. my thoughts go out to those lost and injured. >> if you know someone on a that train and haven't been able to get in touch call 1-800-523-9101. this is amtrak's hotline to call and check in on loved ones. >> jessica what do you have for us now? >> the delays are doel dealing with local delays around the port richmond area. frankford is still closed.
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we you can take kenningston to get on by that area. there will be a lot of residual delays. it's a little ways out of way. we're dealing with 15 miles an hour average speed headed southbound. modified service between washington and philly harrisburg and philly and new york city and boston. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. >> disasters like this we often see the humanity in people. some members of the local community has stepped up to help first responders. a church group brought supplies overnight. >> we said let's start to pray. we said why don't we grab some gatorade and water and leave it for cops and police officers.
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if they need it they need it. if they don't, great. we wanted to do something. hopefully we're not in the way. >> i don't think they were in the way. the church group donated dozens of bostonttles of water and provided towels for the police officers and passengers. >> many were planning dpoet off on the next stop but train number 188 never made it there. the crash is affecting commuters this morning who use that station. ted is live with more on that part of our story. >> reporter: we've been talking with people here all morning. new jersey transit is accepting amtrak tickets here for its trains between trenton and new york city. so far njt says it's been able to accommodate the influx of riders. a new jersey transit train with
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passengers normally on amtrak now taking njt to new york city. >> i was on the 5:30 up to baltimore. i went to philly and ubered it up the track. >> been a disruption for us but a terrible tragedy for so many. we feel very grateful we're able to make it from trenton into new york. >> i'm expecting inging it to be very packed. i ride the train every single day to new york. it's this the back of my mind this could happen to me.
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i'm staying in touch with them. i'll let you know if that changes. we also spoke with man who said he was initially going to take that amtrak train that ended up derailing last night. >> thank you, ted. count on nbc 10 and for new information throughout the morning as we learn more about the victims and the investigation of this amtrak derailment. you can get updates on our nbc 10 news app. our live team coverage continues just ahead.
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there have been five passenger train accidents in pennsylvania this year. this is first one in which people have died. it's tied to the deadly railway accident in the united states this year. in february a metro north train
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slam into an suv in new york and that killed six people. it's the first deadly commuter train accident in philadelphia since 1990. three people died that day when a septa subway train derailed in a tunnel near 30th street station. nothing if philadelphia's rail history compares to the frankford junction wreck. a train came off the tracks in the same spot as last night's derailment killing 79 people injurying 117. it's the fifth deadliest train accident in united states history. you can count on nbc 10 and throughout the morning as we learn more about the victims and the investigation. we've had quite a change in the weather over the last 24 hours.
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yesterday we got up to 88 degds. the humidity was high yesterday morning but now that the humidity is low, the wind is up and the ground still dry. we have the fire danger here during the afternoon. it's going to be cool and dry for the rest of the week and then possibility of some weekend rain. we have a fair amount of clouds out there now but they're not very thick. it's not going to be producing any rain. 65 degrees. 16 gusting to 25 miles an hour. 12 degrees colder than it was at this time yesterday and the relative humidity 37%. it's going to be even lower tomorrow. really, really low. the pollen still on the high side but not as bad as it has been. the prediction is for it to go up a little more as when he had toward the weekend. until we get substantiate rain, it's not really going to be going down significantly. temperatures, look how much cooler. it's 59 in pottstown.
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61 in trenton. 60 in allentown. 59 in redding. we've got the cooler weather plus we have wind gusts over 20 miles an hour and a good bit of area, 30 miles an hour gstusts in wilmington. that goes until 6:00 tonight. we don't necessarily expect another warning for tomorrow because it will be so much less wind. it's a combination of the wind the low humidity and the dry ground that causes the biggest fire danger. there are those clouds coming down from the northwest. those are kind of clouds that in the winter time might produce snow flurries. it's generally on the dry side and it's going to stay on the dry side for a while. temperatures barely getting to 70 this afternoon in philadelphia an not reaching it north and west. it's only into the mid-60s and
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tonight it's going to cool back down into the 50s. even some 40s to the north and west. you don't really see any kind of cloud cover let alone rain during the day tomorrow or into friday morning. we do have a pretty quiet weather pattern for couple of days. mix of clouds and sun today. it's going to be windy, cooler. 10 to 20 gusts to 30 miles an hour winds. high temperatures only near 70. be seven-day forecast tomorrow 75 degrees. comfortable day. very low humidity tomorrow. then dry weather on friday as well. start off with sunshine. the clouds increase in the afternoon. over the weekend the chance of rain starts to come into the picture. we're not talk about wash out either day saturday or sunday. we do have chances of showers. it's going to be warm both days. better chance of showers on
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sunday than on saturday. thank you. back to our coverage of the deadly train derailment. one of the people on board the train was former pennsylvania congressman patrick murphy. >> he spoke to reporters and shared his story. we'll let you hear from him in his own words. >> tell us where you were on the train. i understand what i read this morning you were across from -- >> senator cometom carper. he got off in wilmington. we were both facing southbound. he got off. i said good seeing you. thanks for your service. he got off. people got on. people got off. i was doing work there at the table. it happened so fast.
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vibration. something happened. i don't know if it was the brakes or whatnot. we just went to the left real quick and then violently to the right where it just flipped over. i was on the left side of the train. all of us on that side threw over and i went head firts into the next table and window. when it came to a stop there was debris and glass. i just checked my limbs to make sure i was okay and feel everything and then i picked myself up. the guy next to me was knocked out cold. i kind of sat him up and just tapped his face. get up. i said we're okay. he got up and he have pretty good. everyone else there was a lot of plood. there was a lot of screaming.
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then i just jumped up on the bench to proper myself up and we're on the side. the roof was actually the side window. i pushed the emergency thing and pushed it up as far as i can. once i pushed that out people were stepping over other people. i stayed back and attended to the people who were bleeding. i climbs over the cafe. >> listening former congressman patrick murphy serving the 8th congressional district from 2007 to 2011 talking about his experience prying to get home last night. he's lucky. >> we'll continue our coverage.
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we're on the air with an update on the breaking news in philadelphia today. investigators are on the scene of an amtrak train rederailment that killed six people and injured hundred others. we see the scope of this disaster. all zenseven train cars went off the track. the engine separated from the train. now a live look on the ground. early this morning large cranes arrived on the scene to help remove the derailed cars. the damage just unbelievable but the invis gags is moving forward. >> whatever is compara


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