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the derailment. >> a helicopter missing in nepal has been found. >> oh, lucille, the king of blues has died. >> let's check weather and traffic with david and karen. >> reporter: another cool start. we have sunshine getting through the high, thin clouds. the clouds look worse on the image than they actually are. 57 degrees in philadelphia. still in the 40s in trenton allentown and reading and millville. 52 in wilmington anne mid 40s along the boardwalks. tgif we made it through a school weekend. 57 on the storm tracker 6 live app right now by 8:00 a.m. 58, 69 by noon, a great morning for commercing or recess outside. 3:00 p.m., 76 warm, comfortable low humidity and clouds gathering as the day goes on. we have relatively high pollen counts in the medium high range
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today and staying that way over the weekend. the big change saturday annual sunday, up tick in humidity, and chance of spotty thunderstorms. i'll have that in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. karen, what about the roads and rails this morning. >> reporter: friday morning trying to get to work, looks like one guy finally made it. we were watching, he pull out. we had a car that ran out of gas on ridge pike eastbound the at the blue route. things moving better as you head toward conshohocken. kelly drive remains closed today, look for this between strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive. you'll see the extra volume on schuylkill expressway and mlk drive. we have an overturned vehicle in cape may on the garden state parkway, southbound approaching ocean city. at this point lanes are open, but as emergency workers come to
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the scene you'll see restrictions on the garden state parkway. no service on amtrak between new york city and philadelphia. hopefully limited service on monday and back on tuesday. we're getting a modified schedule between philadelphia and washington, d.c. new jersey transit is honoring amtrak tickets between trenton and new york city. atlantic city rail line will resume service between 30th street and pennsauken. market frankford line on time, run be back to normal. they are no longer doing all train locally they have express train service. >> helicopter crew has spotted wreckage in the himalayan mountains of nepal believed to be the u.s. marine helicopter missing since tuesday's earthquake. the discovery was made northeast of katmandu.
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nepal defense secretary said three bodies were found. 6 marines were amongle people on the chopper. ground troops are heading there to search for survivors. we have breaking news from the entertainment world blues legends bb king has died. reilly b. king rose from the cotton farms from the segregated south. known as blues boy king sold millions of records worldwide and won his 15th grammy in 2009. bb king died peacefully in his sleep as home in las vegas last night. he was 89 years old. >> moving on to the deadly amtrak train derailment. we have a statement from amtrak, the message from joe boardman
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reads in part. with truly heavy hearts we mourn those who die. on behalf of the entire amtrak family i offer our sincere simple thee. amtrak fakes full responsibility and -- takes full responsibility for and deeply apologizes for our role in this tragic event. let's go to katherine scott in port richmond. >> reporter: let's take a look at chopper 6 live, ntsb has released the scene to amtrak. cruise are making repairs along the area of the crash site. federal investigators have begun to interview passengers and they are planning to interview the engineer in the coming days hoping to learn more about what caused the crash.
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the exclusive video shows the train moments before the crash. federal investigators say it was speeding up from 70 miles per hour to more than 100 when it should have been slowing down. the engineer applied the brakes just before the curve. >> seconds into the turn, we could seem the train tilting approximately 10 degrees to the right and then the recording went blanc. >> reporter: so far investigators have not found problems with the track signal or locomotive. the 32 engineer was in the cab of the front of the hitech engine. organ the left the thodle handle to increase -- throttle handle to increase speed. on the the lcd speed a speed -- screen in front of him the speed meerpt to tell him how fast he was going. investigators say there are no signs warning engineers to
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reduce speed ahead. >> there are no roads on the side of the tracks that's participant of the engineer's qualifications they are supposed to to know. >> reporter: lower -- you're looking at a rail car being removed from port richmond to delaware. the engineer has agreed to speak to federal investigators in the coming days, this all remains under investigation. live in port richmond, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> we now know the names. all 8 people killedden 0 the train. 47-year-old laura finamore was returning to new york. jim gains worked for the associated press. abid gilani and bob guilder sleeve.
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daric griffith was a college dean and semi -- justin zemser. a train was heading from chicago to milwaukee when it conduct fire. all passengers got out safely. investigators are trying to figure out why. >> two democratic lawmakers from new jersey will make a call for funding for more railroad safety. bob menendez and corey booker will hold a press conference at a train station in newark. a house appropriations committee voted to cut the amtrak budget. john boehner argued that this week's crash was not connected to a lack of federal funds. >> fire forced four people from a house in camden county. the action cam was on the unit block of hidden acres drive in
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voorhees township. firefighters had a tough time gettinged ladder around trees to the attic where the flames broke out. they do not know what started. >> a jury cleared 6 former drug squad officers in a corruption case they were accused of stealing $400,000 in drug money and beating suspects, the defense lawyers attacked the credibility of a drug dealers and disgraced former squad member. the former officers will begin arbitration to get their jobs back. >> turning to accuweather it's a lot of warmer that were yesterday. >> reporter: we're heading for a nice low humidity afternoon things change for the weekend though. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us we're dry as you wake you mean on a friday morning. as we look outside sunshine mixing with high clouds this morning, looks overpast -- overcast at the airport. we're looking at more clouds than yesterday still a
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comfortable day ahead. 57 in the city. in the 40s in the suburbs. everybody is starting to climb a bit. wind very light this morning out of the southwest a3 miles per hour. and there come the clouds on satellite. every now have and then you see a break. a little misleading they are fairly high they are thinner above the surface so we expect the sun to work through. rain to the west will erode we'll stay dry during the day and later tonight we'll have showers popping in spots. 58 degrees by 8:00 a.m. 66 by 11:00. failure cool through the morning hours, clouds and sun mix comfortable if you have outdoor plans do yard work or a contractor do out door work, fine in the morning. 76 degrees is the high at 3:00 p.m., 73 at 5:00 p.m. humidity on the comfortable side. as we look at the high temperatures across the region. in the lehigh valley reading warm highs in the upper 70s.
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74 in wilmington, 75 in trenton. 73 in millville. only 65 in atlantic city. 70 in cape may. winds light low humidity not bad. for the arizona diamondback also in philly. 70 degrees for the first pitch 9th inning 61. comfortable enough without a whole lot of heavy duty wind, bring along a jacket or sweatshirt to if you put on as the game goes on. barbecue tonight a great night for it, 73 by 5:00 p.m. high clouds, low humidity as we get the steaks or burgers on the grill. doesn't look like much rain in the morning, a passing shower, looks like later in the afternoon in spots we could see a thundershower that continues into the evening. even where they pop up, where they do, you're talking a downpour in the humid air mass.
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sunday morning looks dry but in the afternoon ask scattered -- scattered showers buildings in. highs in the 80s over the weekend, humid. today, 76. tomorrow, 85. sunday 88. warmth and humid all weekend long, spotty showers and pop-up thunderstorms, not a washout either day. monday, cooler dry clouds, 75. perhaps a shower at night. another thunderstorm organ tuesday, dry wednesday and thursday. >> 6:41 we're following a developing story a deadly fire not far from the home of the vice president. we have details and video in overnight. >> the son of a fallen police officer out west tries to bid for his father's patrol car. the auction ended in tears. >> reporter: we're live in chester county. starting to get slow on the 30 bypass to 113. we'll take you to an accident in
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new jersey involving an overturned vehicle. >> republican mitt romney enters a boxing ring. else about to pace face a for -- formidable foe that's up next on "action news."
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>> 6:44, chopper 6 is live over the tracks in port richmond where you see the work continues to try to get everything fixed there. looks like they are working on the overhead wires that were damage in the accident back on tuesday, some service will be restored on the northeast corridor on monday.
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amtrak tells us that full service will be restored on tuesday. and karen for a lot of people that can't come soon enough. >> reporter: that's right they will be awaiting that because it affects so many people. traffic looking at i-95 we're looking at the grassy median we have an accident from the overnight a car is still out there. we have a tow truck on the scene. i-95 southbound between woodhaven and academy, i know you can't seep -- see the traffic off to the side it's jamming from woodhaven to academy. there you see the accident scene and speeds 16 miles per hour southbound near girard. we have an accident southwest philadelphia, 53rd and woodland that's new coming in. seeing slow speeds on the schuylkill expressway, 14 miles per hour on the schuylkill expressway westbound from the boulevard to belmont. kelly drive is closed you'll see extra congestion on it is schuylkill expressway and mlk drive, as well. we have an accident involving an
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overturned vehicle in cape may. garmden state park -- garden state parkway southbound past ocean city exit number 25. all lanes are open, as they upright the vehicle and deal with that you may see restrictions on the garden state parkway. we have a closure burlington county community college commence. congratulations and good luck as you drive academic drive. stick to pemberton, browns mills road you'll get around that. 57 degrees in philadelphia. feeling comfortable no weather-related problems or this afternoon as you head home. we'll have sunshine and clouds, nice spring day high of 76. >> thank you karen. police in washington, d.c. say a deadly fire at a corporate executive's home is highly suspicious. officials recovered the bodies
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of three adults and win child. they recovered an abandoned porsche that disappeared from the house the morning of the fire. the son of a fallen police officer received a surprise of his life. on wednesday tanner brownly attended an auction to bid on his father's old patrol car. the price went higher than he anticipated. and then this happened. >> tanner, here's your car. >> wow steve wells said it was his plan all along to make the winning bid for the brownlies. the auction raised $70,000 for charities that helps families of fallen police officers. an abc news exclusive, bill cosby breaks his silence for the first time since the sex assault
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claim surfaced. a live preview is next. >> reporter: cool this morning a light jacket is enough tore the -- for the kids. storms this afternoon the day planner forecast next.
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>> when we're off the air time to head to "g.m.a." >> dan harris gives us a preview of what you'll see at 7:00 a.m. >> reporter: hey, matt and tam great to be with you. we have breaking news, the wreckage.
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missing marine helicopter found in nepal. u.s. troops on the ground investigating we'll bring you the latest details as we get them. we're completing your coverage of the final moments before the deadly amtrak disaster. investigators questioning why the train accelerated in the final minutes. ntsb will hear from the engineer himself. we're live from philadelphia with the latest. bill cosby for the first time spodged -- responding to allegations of the barrage of sexual assaults. whole you see on stage for our summer concert series, stick around to find out. >> brunos. >> reporter: nobody told me anything. that's probably just as well. >> we'll see you later. >> it's good you didn't tell
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him. >> reporter: that's right, he would spill the beans. 422, eastbound we're heavy from oaks to 23. already an 11 minute ride from oaks to # #. if you're heading eastbound on 432. the pennsylvania turnpike, westbound approaching for the washington involving a deer it's blocking the right lane. >> reporter: this is getting to be the sean where you see deer on the highway. it can happen at any time. we saw one along the blue route a couple of nights ago. 46 degrees in pottstown, 51 in slatington. 47 in coatsville. a cool morning in southeastern pennsylvania, more of the same in south jersey and delaware. 47 in buena, 46 in hammonton. if you're out running errands this morning it will be cool and comfortable, low humidity, sun and clouds, 69 degrees by noon, and then the high today a little
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warmer in the afternoon. 76 degrees the human on the low side. clouds and sun today. tam. thank you david. mitt romeny and evander holy field are set to face off in the boxing ring. the proceeds will go to an organization called charity vision in utah it provides vision screenings and surgery for people in developing countries. the two get into the ring after 8:00 p.m. in salt lake city.
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chopper 6 is live over the scene of tuesday's amtrak train derailment. crews continue to repair wires overhead to service can resume. full service is expected by tuesday. >> reporter: we're jammed westbound from past the boulevard to gladwyn eastbound heavy to the curve and past the boulevard to girard. an accident ruth road lower sal folder another one in hatfield, bethlehem pike. >> reporter: 61 degrees, noon, 69. low humidity and more clouds around aatriotic high of 76.
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>> have a great weekend we'll see you with cut-ins in 30 minutes. for karen rogers, matt o'donnell, david murphy i'm tamala edwards.
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good morning, america. breaking news. that missing marine helicopter on the rescue mission found near moupt everest. the wreckage many pieces. no chance of any survivors. what caused the deadly crash? new this morning. sudden acceleration. new video showing the moments right before the deadly amtrak crash. why did the train speed up nearly 30 miles an hour the minute before flying off the track. bill cosby responds for the first time about the allegations from dozens of women. >> i've never seen anything like this. and i -- i can't speak. >> the interview you'll only see on "gma." and scare in the water, as millions get ready to head to the beach, sharks lurking near the shore on


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