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good morning, america. and new this morning, midair mystery. emergency crews combing through a scene of absolute devastation after that deadly plane crash in the alps. anguished families mourning the 150 passengers and crew on board including 16 children from one high school class. investigators now poring over the black box for clues as to what happened to that jet. the latest for you right now. severe storms across the country. golf ball-size hail pummeling the midwest. this man trapped in his car. firefighters using the jaws of life to free him. beverly hills blacked out and more states bracing for more extreme weather right now. breaking right now, decision day. amanda knox's fate in the balance once again. italy's highest court ruling on
her murder trial facing nearly three decades behind bars. will she be forced to return to italy. swallowed whole. take a look at this. this bus falling into a massive sinkhole. how everyone managed to get out safely before it floated away down the river. and we do say good morning, america. it's good to have david and t.j. with us on this wednesday morning. a lot of new developments this morning in that midair mystery. that's a look at the debris field on the mountain in the french alps where that plane carrying 150 people went down. the wreckage, as you can imagine scattered over a wide area. >> stunning robin how little is left of that plane. this is a live shot of the staging area where helicopters are taking off right now to go to the crash site and, of course, where the bodies will be brought back. we are learning more about the passengers on board the flight
including the 16 students from one high school class. we have full team coverage this morning and abc's terry moran starts us off at that school in germany. terry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. this high school really the ground zero of grief in germany, those 16 students and two teachers lost on board flight 9525 all morning students coming out to gather at this makeshift memorial. ahead of them the long hard work of healing while elsewhere, the search for answers begins. this morning, a fleet of helicopters arrived at the staging area near the crash site in france. recovery efforts resuming under overcast skies and near freezing temperatures. the black box recovered yesterday on the mountain damaged but investigators confident they can still reconstruct its crucial data. the germanwings a320 was on route from barcelona to dusseldorf in germany when suddenly after reaching 38,000
feet the plane began a rapid descent plugging 32,000 feet in eight minutes before losing contact with air traffic control. on board 150 people 144 passengers including 2 babies, 6 crew. the debris field just shards and bits and pieces along the rugged ridges. the leaders of france spain and germany expected here today to lead their nations in mourning and bereaved families are coming too. those who can, those who feel the need to be here. abc's hamish macdonald is on the scene. >> reporter: these choppers are carrying special rescue teams. they'll walk in those final miles to where the crash site is. >> reporter: the shock of this tragedy affecting flights today. many germanwings pilots are refusing to fly citing permanent reasons. >> we had some crews, crew members prepared for the flights told us they felt unfit to fly so this is a personal decision. >> reporter: nowhere is the grief sharper than here.
16 tenth graders and two teachers returning from an exciting week on a spanish language exchange program all lost. at the high school kids some in tears came for a day of mourning. each class filing out to the makeshift memorial and in this small town everyone it seems knew someone who was on that plane. ina teaches violin. >> linda, she's 15 1/2-year-old. i don't know -- i cannot -- i can't realize it. it's so so so sad. >> reporter: their sign says yesterday we were many. today we are alone. you get a sense of the depth of the devastation and grief here and in so many places across germany and spain and elsewhere. david? >> all right, terry, thank you. as you mentioned in your report one of the black boxes has been recovered and is being examined now. investigators are trying to piece together what went wrong and abc's david kerley is here with that part of the story. good morning, david.
>> reporter: good morning, robin. such a mystery this morning. what happened to this jetliner? well the answers are here in this debris field and the searchers are looking through these pieces of plane that remain for that second black box. puzzling a jet at the safest part of flight starts diving what happened in those moments, why didn't the pilots ever radio trouble or a mayday? from its barcelona takeoff to 38,000 feet nearly 45 minutes into the flight everything is normal but just one minute later, with no notification to air traffic control, the jetliner starts losing altitude quickly, nose down 1 1/2 to 2 times faster than normal for eight minutes down to a little more than 6,000 feet radar contact lost as the jet slams into the mountainside. >> it definitely looks like an emergency descent for unknown reasons. but beyond that we don't know. >> reporter: even more mysterious the day before the jet had a maintenance check. lufthansa, the parent company, says the 24-year-old jet was well maintained. the pilot with the airline for
14 year thousands of hours in the air and the a320 is known as a reliable workhorse with more than 6,000 of them in service worldwide. so what could have happened in that moment that the jet reached cruising altitude? >> it means something very quickly catastrophic was going on. we don't know the buildup to that. things that come to mind to me are rapid decompression for some reason or fire on board. >> reporter: in a rapid decompression there is a lack of oxygen the pilots could have become incapacitated. smoke in the cockpit, that makes it difficult to see or operate and the crew could have been overcome by smoke. a third possibility, the pilots are trying to deal with such a problem followed emergency procedures to lose altitude and worked that issue. and as they were working it they could have been overcome after starting the descent because one of those problems they were dealing with but the mystery should be solved and this is the good news in the next 24 hours. that voice recorder is already being studied and could have the
answers and when they find that data recorder it will tell us more details about what happened. >> we'll talk more about that. david, thank you. abc news aviation consultant john nance joins us from seattle. let's pick up on what david was saying. investigators are rushing into the debris area to find that data recorder. so how long before we can determine what possibly happened? >> they will find the recorder robin. no question about that and i think probably we're looking at about two to three days before they read out the voice recorder. that is going to give us critical information. we know the flight path to a certain extent. what we don't know what was going on in the cockpit. >> we heard from david what possibly could have been going on in the cockpit. what is most troubling to you, john? >> two things number one if they were going to start an emergency descent one of the most important aspects of that is talk to air traffic control because you're descending right into oncoming air traffic and piles know that and they changed the course 15 degrees off their course which is exactly what you would do in ang emergency descent but on the way down
there's no conversation. could they not talk? had they turned off the electricity because of a fire? we don't know. secondly and most troubling why in an area where they know the alps are they go up to 15,000 feet why did they not level off at 15,000 feet? why continue on down? that indicates the possibility as david said of incapacitation. >> hopefully we will be able to get some answers soon. don't have to tell you, millions millions fly on that airbus a320 and it is a real workhorse and has a good safety record? >> oh yeah. it has a great safety record. i mean it's -- it is right up there with the boeing 737 and i think there are about 6,000 of them operating around the world. 5,000 more on order. this aircraft has been very much a boilerplate. high performer throughout the aviation industry and there's really nothing about it that you would look at and say, well this is a marginal airplane. it is trustworthy. i'm on one at least two times a whack. >> as always john we appreciate your insight. thank you. >> to think of those families on
board for eight minutes that descent, robin. we turn to that extreme spring weather striking across the country, severe thunderstorms impacting tens of millions from missouri to kansas on the commute dropping dangerous hail just incredible pictures coming in so of course ginger is tracking it all. >> brand-new picture, david, this morning in cincinnati the skyline lighting up with those strong storms and see the lightning not only illuminateing the skies but hitting that building. big hail too moving through the midwest and plains. the first spurt of severe weather this season. >> there you go. >> reporter: the first bout of severe weather this year, raking the plains. in missouri ominous storms darkening the sky. covering the ground with hail. some the size of golf balls. and out west high winds toppling trees taking down power lines. look at these images of blacked out beverly hills, 4,000 people
losing power in l.a. overnight. gusts in the mountains as high as 79 miles per hour. wind sending this giant pine tree crashing to the street below blocking the road and smashing this mercedes just inches from the driver's seat. firefighters using a jaws of life to cut through the roof and free the trapped driver. >> the driver was alert, conscious. >> so hail now going to be move through, again, this size will be in places like joplin missouri oklahoma city those are the areas today that you'll see that large hail the damaging wind and today a slightly higher chance of seeing an isolated tornado. outside in that other yellow that was more of a generally thunderstorm from parts of indiana down through even south texas so robin, severe weather season is on and we will be tracking it today. >> all right, ginger thank you. but now to amanda knox italy's highest court deciding her fate. whether her latest murder conviction should stand watching this from her home in seattle
and abc's alex marquardt has that story for us. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's right, that ruling from italy's supreme court could come at any moment today. it could mark the culmination of more than seven years of legal proceedings or just be the beginning of a new legal battle for amanda knox. this morning, amanda knox is facing a familiar nightmare, her fate yet again lying in the balance of an italian court. knox's ex-boyfriend. raffaele sollecito is in italy this morning awaiting the country's highest court's decision. he faces up to 25 years in prison and the 27-year-old knox could base more than 28 years in prison for murder still. >> this really has hit me like a train. i did not expect this to happen. >> reporter: it's been a winding and emotional ride for knox her 2009 conviction for the alleged murder of college roommate meredith kercher was overturned on appeal in 2011 then that
acquit wall as thrown out in 2013 and she and ex-boyfriend raffaele sollecito were convicted again last year by an appeals court. today, italy's supreme court is expected to decide possibly once and for all if knox's murder conviction should stand or whether she should face yet another trial on appeal. if this conviction is upheld there are no more appeals on the murder charge in italy. knox's life today couldn't be farther from her legal drama. she's newly engaged, working in a book store and her byline can be found on theater reviews for a small seattle newspaper but abc news learned she's also in therapy, still trying to cope with her tumultuous past and a very uncertain future. the big question this morning, if the conviction is upheld will knox be extradited and sent back to an italian jail? >> i will never go willingly back to the place where i -- i'm going to fight this until the very end.
>> reporter: and, robin, just mopes ago we got a statement from the family of meredith kercher saying they hope there is a definitive decision so meredith's family and friends can finally concentrate on remembering meredith for who she was. >> alex thank you. now to amy with the other top stories right now starting with the growing crisis in yemen. >> that's right. we are just getting word this morning that rebels in yemen seized control of an air base considered crucial for u.s. drone strikes against al qaeda. yemen's president has fled his home and there are reports that the rebels have now arrested yemen's defense minister. u.s. troops evacuated that country last week because of growing security concerns. back here in this country a deadly night for law enforcement. investigators in san jose california say a veteran police officer was gunned down when a suicidal man opened fire. and in wisconsin, a state trooper was killed in a gunfight with a suspected bank robber. the suspect was also killed. also breaking this morning, a megamerger in the food business between two iconic
brands heinz and kraft are combining in a deal valued at $40 billion. investor warren buffett and a brazilian investment firm are behind it which would form the third largest food and beverage company in north america. new questions about leadership at the secret service after a contentious hearing on capitol hill. lawmakers growing angry as video of an incident at the white house is finally made public. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: searing criticism from congress still demanding reform after allegations of drunk agents outside the white house. >> it's like the keystone cops here. >> who are you holding accountably. >> it appears we have an agency at war against itself. >> reporter: congress still angry despite this new video depicting the alleged drunk driving incident is far less dramatic than first thought. two secret service agents in a government car driving slowly no crash, only nudging a temporary barrier but that didn't stop members of congress from wondering aloud whether the new director as secret service
veteran could truly overhaul an agency that's seen its share of scandals ranking from agents soliciting prostitutes to that intruder making his way all the way into the white house. >> you were hired to clean up the mess. >> reporter: and the mess now includes whether the agents responded aggressively enough to a possible bomb threat. the reason there was a crime scene in the first place. >> this is the life safety and security of the president of the united states and the white house. the threat is real but i don't feel it. i don't see it and it's unacceptable. >> the president is safe the first family is safe and the white house is safe. i know what it takes to protect presidents and their families. >> reporter: for "good morning america," pierre thomas abc news, washington. dramatic video this morning of a bus stuck on a road in brazil when floodwaters open up a massive sinkhole. look at that. the bus falls right in but it stays upright floating down the river. fortunately and incredibly when you see this video everybody on board got off the bus before it fell into the water and no one
was injured. finally, the guy known as the most interesting man in the world has shown up in a very unlikely place. you may remember him from these commercials for dos equis beer. he tried to impersonate dos drivers. there he was in the front seat of a car in the hov lane in washington state. the driver using the cardboard cutout to make it look like he had a carpooler on board but he was busted. police were smarter than you think tweeting out the picture saying "i don't always violate the hov lane law but when i do i get a $124 ticket. the most interesting way to cheat the hov lane fails. and they allowed him to keep the cardboard cutout. just don't use it again. angelina jolie's brave decision the star revealing she removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her risk of cancer. raying awareness that could help save lives.
many are reacting this morning to what's being called the angelina jolie effect and technology holmes is there in the social square with that? hey there, robin. doctors are always trying to raise awareness but angelina jolie is an international superstar and for her to share this doctors could only dream of this. after her double mastectomy they found a spike in screenings in the u.s. and doubled in the uk. there is hope that the angelina effect will happen about ovarian cancer. a lot of support is coming in including martina navratilova who had her own breast cancer battle tweeting out "true shining light, you go girl." also another from mindy kaling who is
>> freezing rain advisory in place from washington, d.c., david, up through maryland and parts of pennsylvania. let's go ahead and look at d.c. this morning. it looks rather pressie -- pleasant. freezing rain advisories go through noon so as the rainfalls, it falls top a colder column and colder right there on the floor. so that's how freezing rain forms. you'll see icing, trace to a couple tenths an. a. that's along the warm front. we've got to get to your stormy cities brought to you by sprint.
>> good morning everyone, dave murphy here with your accuweather update. dry on storm tracker 6 live double scan. a little early sunshine but in the distance you can see those clouds gathering in the west and they're going to bring snus rain later today. temperatures right now little bit below freezing so bundle up. this afternoon's high is 50. clouds increasing this morning and by lunchtime we're going to be on the lookouts for some showers and sprinkles moving through. might even be a period of steadier rain during the afternoon. a little damp tonight. fog overnight. tomorrow mild with more showers
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firefighters are urging people in the area to stay inside their homes close their windows because of all that heavy smoke. a shelter has been set up at nearby buchanan elementary school. karen rogers has more in traffic. karen. >> impressive plumes of smoke and part of the problem is it's drifting onto the highway nearby at 378. watch for that. because of that they have shut down mock chunk road. fire and all this smoke drifting onto the high women let's go outside and show you some of the issues. we have this accident out here in langhorne bucks county, one southbound at route 213. traffic cleared. jammed as you're trying to swerve around that accident scene. still delayed from 2213 to hulmeville avenue but an improving situation. accident involving a pedestrian here closing horsham road near maple avenue. stick to easton road, matt. >> thank you karen. let's turn now to dave murphy for the accuweather forecast. david. >> winds are calm this morning and that fire scene in bethlehem matt for now any way
the smoke going more or less straight in the air. 24 degrees in wilmington, 22 in allentown, 33 in wildwood. and this afternoon we are going to improve to a high of 50. unfortunately sun gives way to clouds and through the afternoon there is the chance of a period of rain or at least some spotty showers depending on where you are. some more that of tonight. then fog overnight into tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon breezy and milder with a high of 69 but matt we do have some more showers around. >> okay, david. i'm sweeting out information on how you can volunteer during the papal visit in philadelphia this summer. my twitter handle is matt underscore o'donnell.
good morning, america. and right now, we're just learning an american may have been among the victims of that devastating plane crash in the french alps. search and recovery crews are on the scene. big questions after former nfl star darren sharper pleads guilty to sexual assaulting nine women in four different states. distracted teen drivers, much bigger problem than previously thought in a new study and what the cameras caught. we do say, good morning, america, on this wednesday morning. we're learning as we said more about that plane crash as crews search throughout the wreckage area. >> looking at the debris field where the plane went down. france's prime minister just moments ago saying an american could be among the 150 people on that plane, of course, we'll have new details all morning long.
>> we begin this half hour with the former nfl star darren sharper pleading guilty to sexual assault charges after being accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states. sharper appearing to agreeing i should say to multiple plea deal, nine years behind bars. abc's ryan smith is here with that story. good morning. >> good morning, darren sharper was one of the best players of the past decade in the nfl. now he's in jail for numerous sexual assault charges. a real life jekyll and haider al abadi who at one point supported women's causes but later on went on to attack them all over the country. he this is a super bowl champ. >> i've been able to help teams win. >> reporter: earning millions over 14 nfl seasons. and later shining as an nfl tv analyst. >> you don't want to have bad team chemistry. >> reporter: but this morning he's suffering a staggering fall from grace. >> how do you plead to the charge? >> guilty. >> reporter: after admitting he's been leading a double life as a serial rapist.
authorities say sharper sexually assaulted or attempted to assault at least nine women in four states over five months after rendering some of them unconscious by lacing their drinks with a generic form of ambiem. >> the effects can be felt within a few minutes especially when combined with alcohol. >> reporter: the attacks starting in new orleans. then california arizona and finally nevada. sharper was returning from that trip when his horrifying spree finally comes to an end. police arresting him at the los angeles airport after one of his alleged victims reported him to police. other victims followed including a new orleans saints cheerleader and two women who according to the arrest report met sharper at a las vegas nightclub before he invited them to his hotel room to make them shots. hours later, both women woke up unable to remember details after those drinks one later recalling that she and sharper did have intercourse. the other telling police it felt
like she had sex but couldn't remember. their hair samples later tested positive for that generic form of ambien. his monstrous attacks even more shocking considering his support of women's causes like this event for breast cancer awareness and it turns out the five-time pro bowler may have had partners in crime. a federal indictment alleges that he conspired with a former deputy sheriff to drug and rape women and in new orleans, he has a co-defendant accused of sexually assaulting some of the same women. both have pleaded not guilty. while sharper once said to be destined for the nfl hall of fame is now headed to prison instead. he's agreed to plea deals in three states so far and prosecutors say he'll serve his time in federal prison robin. >> but that time many are questioning, nine years. >> they're saying it's shocking shockingly alone. in new orleans he was facing life in prison but a couple of things judges have to approve these deals talking about multiple states. secondly, there are co-defendants in this case so
the implication by some speculating saying that maybe he's flipping on other people and maybe that's part of all of this, but the other part of this is prosecutors always say, hey, better not to take my chances in trial and risk an acquittal and get a plea deal now but shockingly low. >> there may be more to the story. >> there may be more. >> ryan, thank you. we'll turn to the desperate search for a california woman who police say was kidnapped for ransom abducted from her bay area home. her family is now pleading for her safe return and abc's aditi roy has the latest from vallejo california. aditi, good morning. >> reporter: this is the house where denise huskins was kidnap kidnapped for ransom in the middle of the night. 100 people are scouring the area for her but this morning still no signs of her. this morning the mysterious disappearance of denise huskins has her father heartbroken. >> like a bad dream and i can't wake up. >> reporter: and police baffled desperately scouring for any sign of the beautiful blond. >> we are treating this matter
as a kidnap for ransom. >> reporter: huskins, a physical therapist was abducted from this vallejo, california, home early monday morning but police say it wasn't until 1:55 that afternoon that a 30-year-old male called to report it claiming he witnessed the whole thing. >> he was essentially saying that miss huskins was forcibly taken against her will. >> why did you take so long to talk? >> that's unknown. >> reporter: police tight-lipped but abc news has learned the home belongs to 30-year-old aaron quinn, the huskins say he's denise's boyfriend and co-worker and police told him he's the one that called 911 hours after the abduction. >> something is wrong there. you know i -- unless he was tied up. >> reporter: our san francisco affiliate kgo also reporting this toyota camry reportedly taken from the scene of the abduction is registered to quinn. but police insist he is not a suspect or a person of interest. in fact, right now nobody is.
police won't even disclose who they're talking to or reveal how much ransom is being requested. >> it's just unreal. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: now with a massive search under way denise's father sending this emotional message to the daughter he desperately hopes is out there to hear it. >> just be strong and you have your family there and we're -- we'll find you. >> reporter: so heartbreaking. police are urging anyone with information to come forward. they're getting help from the fbi in piecing together this mystery. david, robin. >> hopefully some answers soon. all right. time again for the weather and ginger, i told you i was out in phoenix and people out there were saying no one is talking >> yes, and we want to talk about the drought out west. tough to talk about until you see photos like this. third week of march the same area in yosemite and you can see the snow dwindling as we get into 2015, the state of
california has only 9 percent of its average snow pack this year. that's how low we're talking and these pictures really help to tell the story. i don't have great news in the way of more snow but do have wind gusts to 50 miles per hour in southern california. those wind advisories in southern nevada, too. and the end of the week it's a heat wave. so from yuma to palm springs close to 100, los angeles it will feel like a whole lot more like summer. nothing to help that drought. all right, that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> all right, ginger we're going to get a little bit milder around here today and much more so tomorrow. for now dry as we take a look at your seven day. we're going to move from temperatures just below the freezing mark to a high of 50 but we will see clouds increasing and be there some spotty showers through the day. more showers tomorrow but milder it was saying yay, more snow and amy thought, no it's not. it's saying aaagh. stop the snow. what do you think about the robin. you see that face?
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>> reporter: this unprecedented study of teen car crashes revealing the majority were distracted. a significantly greater number than we thought. these are the videos your teen doesn't want you to see. texting. talking. ooh. and changing the tunes. ♪ distracted teens causing accident after accident. the aaa foundation for traffic safety analyzed almost 2,000 cameras which captured the actions of teen drivers in the moments right before a crash. turns out cell phones and fellow passengers are driving teens to deadly distraction in greater numbers than ever before. distraction was a factor in
nearly 60% of the moderate to severe teen crashes studied. that's more than four times previous official estimates from police reports. >> we're hoping that our findings of the study will make parents more aware of the magnitude of the problem and the potential for disaster. >> reporter: 18-year-old aaron davoe became the first driver in massachusetts to be convicted of motor vehicle homicide by texting killing a 54-year-old man. on the day of the accident he sent a reported 193 texts including one just a minute before the accident and dozens after. in north carolina police say high school senior sammy windham just months from graduating was sending her boyfriend a text about their date the night before when she lost control of her jeep and died. car accidents are the number one cause of teenage deaths in this country. so aaa is hoping seeing videos like these will put the brakes on this dangerous trend. aaa is urging states to pass
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>> ♪♪ >> good morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. 7:56 on this wednesday march 25th. let's go to karen rogers see what's backing up the roads and also this fire in bethlehem, karen. >> right, matt, this is still affecting traffic. we have been talking about this multi alarm fire in bethlehem here in northampton county. this factory. you can see the smoke that's here as well as a number of emergency workers. they have shut down mauch chunk road still blocked near laurel street by moravian college. use main street as your alternate. watch for smoke near 378 and let's go to the cameras and talk about other problems.
422 an accident on the shoulder eastbound here past 29. you see how jammed are you at this point from past royersford to 23. we do have a tow truck on the scene so hopefully they'll be a able to clear that out pretty soon. a vehicle fire that's been out here on cedar road at east church road may still be affecting traffic with some people out there currently and also this accident involving a pedestrian closing horsham road near maple avenue matt. >> thank you karen. let's turn now to meteorologist, david murphy to see if these clouds are going to shake out there david. >> they're actually rolling in matt. we do see some sunshine getting in between the clouds right now. temperatures are cold, 32 degrees in philadelphia, though so we have finally reached the freezing mark. still in the 20's in many suburbs. loads continue -- clouds continue to increase. 50 degrees is your high. once we get toward the afternoon late morning early afternoon we'll be on the lookout for the arrival of showers. there could be a period of steady rain in some neighborhoods this afternoon. still damp tonight. fog developing overnight. tomorrow breezy and milder with a high of 69 degrees, clouds some sun but again at
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>> all: good morning, america. >> oh my look at that. people paired up striking a pose and yoga positions, takes two. takes two to pull off their outdoor workout. stopping people in their tracks in times square this morning and in the studio as well. >> a little frostbite out there. not in here. >> ginger i mean -- >> i got a chair. >> you got the easy part. >> she finally has a chair and doesn't have to stand. wow. >> yeah, yeah. >> look at these moves. >> t.j., you seem to have a front row seat here. >> i'm sorry. >> exactly. >> we need that song from yesterday. >> wow. >> but we'll get into what this is all about. you tried it with your hub by. >> yes, some relationship tools to it. it's very fun and it's not as
difficult as you might think. >> easy for you to say. >> no hands. >> i think you have to be young and limber. >> yes. >> we'll get into that. two big pop stories overnight. "pretty little liars" allover your twitter feed. almost every top trend from the central mystery of the show to the creator's name. we'll get into all of that. yes and one of our favorite movies, we were talking about this at the break cue the sound-bite, please. >> i got a message for all of them. ready. shake and bake. >> what does that do? does that blow your mind. >> that just happened. >> oh. ricky bobby. >> that's right, will ferrell and his buddy shaking and baking. we'll tell you why just ahead. first a little shake and bake from amy. >> all right. looking forward to all of that guys. coming up we begin with breaking news from that plane crash in france. word that two americans are among the 150 victims and that's according to the airline's ceo.
it could take several days to get information from the flight data recorder and black box which is littered into small pieces of wreckage. the germanwings flight made a rapid descent midway from barcelona to dusseldorf. there is no evidence of foul play. recovery teams are beginning to comb that extensive area and abc's hamish macdonald is there with the latest. >> reporter: amy, good morning. this recovery operation is stepping up right now. there are more than 700 people on the ground working on this. there are military helicopters in the air, hardware everywhere. they're flying mountain rescue team specialist teams into that crash site. the biggest challenge they face right now is just getting to the debris. they need to walk the final four miles to get there and to recover these bodies. now, the air rescue chief has told us this morning they won't be bringing any of the bodies off the mountain today. it is just too difficult and treacherous. they're hoping to do that as quickly as possible.
here we're expecting to see some of the families of victims turn up today between 500 and 800 of them as well as that. the french president and the german chancellor because these are communities these are countries that are now joined together in their grief. amy. >> hamish, thank you for the latest. stay with abc news for continuing coverage of the crash in the alps with updates all day at abcnews.com. another breaking story this morning, the crisis in yemen is growing even worse. rebels have now seized control of an air base crucial for u.s. drone strikes against al qaeda and there is word that rebels have arrested the country's defense minister. back here at home the first severe weather of spring barreled across the midwest. ominous storms covering the ground in missouri with hail and in southern california, high winds toppled power lines knocking down trees, one crashing into this mercedes, rescuers had to use the jaws of life to pull out the driver. well, one of the former university of oklahoma fraternity members seen in that now infamous racist video is
breaking his silence. levi pettit is expected to speak tonight at a church in oklahoma city. a state lawmaker who heads the oklahoma black caucus says pettit will publicly apologize and then meet with community leaders. and finally here's the "jeopardy" question for you. did the first lady shave her head? well, that's what it looked like as you can see when mrs. obama appeared on "jeopardy" presenting clues about healthy eating. twitter went crazy overnight with people wondering. a lot of people saying this look could just be a combination of the lighting and a ponytail. her hair slicked back. you can't see for sure though and no official word from the white house but you may remember, i mean anything the first lady does with her hair is breaking news. remember when she got bangs. people went crazy. >> big deal. >> it was like the bang sweep. >> i'm just glad we're not the only ones tweeting about our hair. "pop news" and weather. first robin's not here at the
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>> shooting from one boat to another over the water scoring big. oh, the kids love it. wonderful way to brighten up a cold boston day. >> i'm always amazed still that they can do that. >> after all these years, i know, but still the way they keep it fresh. way to go sweet jay. "pop news" for us t.j. >> you all been waiting to hear. shake and bake. >> yes. >> it is time for us to shake and bake yes, ricky bobby, will ferrell receiving his very own star on the hollywood walk of fame. he was accompanied by his partner in comedy crime, john c. reilly who recited a little poem for his friend, you got to listen to this one. >> but here's a warning to those souls who find our fruit so sweet, if you're not careful you'll end up like will ferrell, on the street. >> clever. >> now, kevin hart was there, will's three kids were all there. how do people get a star on the hollywood walk of fame? well, you have to be nominated.
it costs 30 grand. anybody can nominate you. >> i told you there was a commercial enterprise there. >> there's money but it's movies, tv radio, theater and music are the specific categories but denzel doesn't have one, julia roberts doesn't have one. >> get one. >> whitney houston doesn't. that's not it. >> denzel was nominated. you have to show up within five years of the ceremony. there's a process. there's more to it. not just -- >> "pop news" investigation. >> brian ross. >> that's what i was doing over here for the past hour. >> we really wanted to know. thank you, t.j. folks buzzing. "pretty little liars" has been breaking the internet with its season finales and premieres. don't relationshipry, they did it once again last night. we won't give away too much. good luck making it through the day without spoiler alerts trending big overnight. the shocking finale essentially revealed who "a" is. they've been looking for this person "a" for the past five years. finally we know. that wasn't even the biggest shock. another favorite character is back from the dead, as well.
the word dollhouse is scaring the heck out of people this morning so all these twists and turns. i finale broke the internet but i'm sure we'll get the word about the records. >> we know who "a" is. >> yes but some are confused. they're liars. >> 234ig could change. >> so stay tuned. lucy hale, the girl from memphis, i love her. last week, do you remember this video, we showed the dogs trying to predict the royal baby names. here they go. here they are. now, after this race they picked alexander as the winner but we have a sports book now, a website seeing a sudden surge in a certain name. so the leading name now is alice. the odds are 3-1 that alice will be the royal baby name elizabeth, 5-1 odds and then charlotte is in third place as for the boys' names we're talking about richard and talks about james as the two front runners but all of a sudden -- >> why alice? a reason? >> look, i was researching the
other story. >> i knew you -- >> gees. that's all i got. >> you almost do it all. >> thank you, t.j. >> all right. time for the weather and the "heat index" and all that's coming up including those yoga >> we're going to learn more about it. you want to try it? >> oh, yeah. she came for spring break from auburn. let's hear it everybody. [cheers and applause] >> let's go and check the forecast. how about we start in nashville where they'll have a warm day ahead of those spring storms just to the west and we've got that live shot so you can see the cloud cover in place. mild temperatures that stretch from phoenix all the way to the southeast and that milder weather is making its way here already. amy and i were talking it's like nothing going out this morning compared to what it's been. look how warm it will be, 62 for thursday in new york city. washington, d.c. gets into the low to mid 70's. all right, that's the big picture. let's go ahead and get a check now a little closer to home.
[cheers and applause] >> starting out cool around here ginger. dave murphy here with your accuweather update we are dry locally so far. little bit of moisture on the other side of gettysburg beginning to show up. as we take a look outside sunshine will be fading behind clouds during the morning hours and later this morning or early this afternoon we'll be on the lookout for the arrival of some spotty showers. maybe even a period of steadier rain at some point this afternoon and -- in in some parts of the region. a mild high of 69. >> arkansas. that's right. good crowd out here you guys. >> how happy are you right now, t.j.? >> my razorbacks outside. >> suey! >> i got to get out there. first up in our "gma heat index." angelina jolie is getten an outpouring for her decision to share the news about her surgery.
many have ququestions about the procedure and we will answer some of them in just a moment. but first here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: she is one of the most beautiful women alive. >> angelina! >> reporter: a famed humanitarian, actor, director mrs. brad pitt, a mother of six and now she is the public face of kansas prevention. angelina jolie revealing she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week a preventive surgery after doctors discovered what could be signs of early ovarian cancer the very disease that killed her mother. the procedure coming just two years after jolie underwent a prevent tiff double mastectomy. the hollywood superstar is sharing intimate details about her life writing in "the new york times" within hours of learning the news from doctors, her famous husband was on a plane from france racing home to be by her side. and as she waited for medical test results, jolie says she lived in a haze attending this soccer game three days ago while
trying to stay calm and focused. >> brad and angie love planning family outings, spending time at their kids' soccer games and taking them out to family-friendly restaurants and that's exactly what she did during the days she waited for her results. >> jolie writing "i will not be able to have any more children but i feel at ease with whatever will come." one of 9 world's most famous faces going public with a very private decision. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to cecilia. joining us from los angeles is dr. kristi funk, the surgical breast specialist who performed angelina jolie's double mastectomy and founder of the pink lotus breast center and dr. jennifer ashton. dr. funk, good to have you back and we talked to you before and there are so many people that are asking why it was right for angelina to have this second
procedure now after the one you did some years ago. >> well, you know when brca1 don't have cancer but have more choice and in angie's case she knew her ultimate risk for breast cancer were higher than ovarian and also the operation to remove breasts because of the reconstructive process is about start to finish on average three months so circumstances in her life just worked out better two years ago to move with the breasts first and the time was right now to do the ovaries. >> right, you're right about the procedure, the double mastectomy all that went into it was much more time consuming and other factors and, jen, you were talking yesterday as a gynecologist you have -- you had done the procedure that angelina jolie just recently underwent. >> right, robin. it's called a bso. it is minimally invasive surgery. usually it's done laproscopicly
through tiny incisions in the belly and it's generally low risk but it's not zero risk. there are the routine surgical risks, bleeding infection, damaged internal organs and with the removal of the ovaries and entire fallopian tube there's immediate menopause and new information in the gyn surgical field that the key is really getting that entire fallopian tube since that's where many cases of ovarian cancer start. >> when you said that yesterday that raised a lot of eyebrows. dr. funk another thing people have zeroed in on is when angelina said about how it has put her into forced menopause. how is that different from regular menopause? >> well when menopause is forced you bring it about ininstantaneously. they're responsible for spitting out hormones and when you remove that you remove all those hormones in an instant and wakes up menopausal as opposed to
natural where they peter out over time months to years so you have a heads-up on the symptoms. >> what is the treatment for menopause? a lot are leaning in for this. >> a few different choice, okay so choice number one, i'll lean back is to just embrace menopause with all you got and go for it. but short of that there are non nonhormone remedies through acupuncture and herbal supplements but the majority of women who undergo a bso prior to age 50 will opt for hormone replacement so that comes in different form pill creams vaginal suppositories, patches. >> and we really were quite touched and moved in many ways from what angelina jolie wrote and she was pretty much saying you know this was her choice and she also jen, she mentioned there are other options and you talk about that too. >> that's right and you know for any woman facing any kind of a big decision like this type of surgery or any surgery, you
always have to consider a few thing, what are the risks? in this case what are the risks of doing the surgery and what are the risks of not doing the surgery, in her case about a 40% chance of developing ovarian cancer at a young age and the benefits, the benefits of doing it, very clear. a big study showed that women with this genetic mutation who had their tubes and ovaries removed faced a 70% reduced risk of death by the age of 70 so that's huge. the benefits of not doing the surgery, no immediate menopause and then options, as you said. there are always options and there are options even to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and know that taking birth control pills lowers the risk and that's what's important. >> and removing ovaries prior to age 40 cuts breast cancer risk in half for brca carriers. >> very important to get that out. really quickly, insurance, because people want to know the testing and the procedure, how much is covered by insurance?
>> if -- >> 100%. >> if you meet criteria even if you don't have insurance you can get the tests and you can get the surgery. >> all right, dr. funk and jen, thank you very much. we certainly appreciate all your insight and suggestions this morning. take care. we posted the answers to your most commonly asked questions about the story on our website at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! david. >> thanks very much. that's the biggest gift that angelina jolie just gave is this conversation that we're all having for women across the country. we'll turn next in the "heat index" to the latest way to work out your body and your relationship too. on the yoga mat. now everyone is awake. the hottest way to bring couples in balance we're told through shared aerial yoga poses and, well, we thought we would send ginger to check it out. ♪ >> reporter: it's the uplifting trend that's taking workouts and relationships to new heights. >> makes me happy. makes me feel good. >> it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: now celebs like
adam levine and girl star lena dunham getting into acro yoga. >> he's doing more work than i am. >> reporter: even kelly and michael going acro. >> this is not terrifying at all. >> reporter: can anyone do this. >> anybody can do it with clear struck. >> let's do it. >> acro yoga. >> acroyoga. >> reporter: that's mary aronis and holding my life in the balance today showing me moves like the folded leaf. >> acro yoga builds trust. >> this is like the ultimate trust. >> reporter: the free bird. the front bow and my favorite the straddle throne. >> wow. >> are you worried that people will hurt themselves. >> i recommend that everybody go to qualified certified instructors when they begin. yep. >> reporter: aside from the obvious intimate benefits.
>> my girlfriend and i i think it enhanced our relationship because it's taught us how to communicate better and cooperate much better because our safety is on the line. >> reporter: mary says it's not just for couples. >> acroyoga is about relationship, community and communication. so it's definitely recommended for family members, friends. >> reporter: but i just couldn't resist calling in my extremely limber husband ben. >> i'm the king of the world. >> we mastered acroyoga. >> high-five. >> i sensed a little bit of sarcasm there. >> yeah not quite mastered but it was easier than i thought. >> and, well you're newly married so what kind of help do you need? we do hear it helps so we're joined by susan and nosa edebor. glad to see you brought the couch in. i can ask you questions. >> yeah. >> first of all, there's a lot of talk about how you're able to build a relationship at the same
time as you build your pose. >> yeah this is obviously a big trust strengthener and have to learn how to communicate quickly and like clearly so that's really awesome. >> now, you can maybe start to come down. this is obviously an advanced move but i know that yesterday i was so surprised by just a lot of us could start out. can you show us a beginner move and lead us through it if somebody at homes wants to do it. >> there's a lot of classes august around the country, me and susie teach in houston, texas. this is the first move if you want to get started call bird or airplane or superman. everybody has done it as a child. >> all right. >> so what you do is you have a nice plank body. >> the bird. it's all about -- >> point your toe. >> stick with the bird here and celine dion when we come back.
>> 8:27. chopper 6 over a massive fire in the city of bethlehem. it has pushed huge plumes of smoke into the sky led to power outages and the delayed opening of a nearby school. flames have been tearing through the monocacy fabricators building on mauch chunk road since 4:00 a.m. firefighters urging people in the area to stay inside. a shelter has been set up at buchanan elementary school. karen rogers has more in traffic. >> matt, they continue to have mauch chunk road blocked in this area near laurel street. stick to main street as your alternate. you may be seeing some of this smoke on nearby 378 and in any areas that are opened other than mauch chunk expect traffic lighting could be dark at this point with that power outage. let's go to the maps. we have other issues in the area. northeast extension we've got an accident here blocking the left lane. expect some slowing southbound approaching quakertown.
as we are looking outside look at the backup we've got in exton chester county. this is 202 at the 30 bypass. pretty jammed from 30 to 29 so expect a heavy delay right there. a new accident in camden county and look for this one-on-one 30 northbound approaching market street. it's out here blocking the right lane and a report of an accident in magnolia on white horse pike at evesham avenue. so kind of getting busy out there in traffic still matt. >> thank you karen. some rain coming later. let's check in with meteorologist, david murphy. david. >> sunshine still breaking through the clouds for now matt. take a look at temperatures. 32 degrees it's coat kind of morning certainly. 26 degrees in allentown. 24 in reading, 28 in the wilmington and 27 in trenton. not much wind this morning. your exclusive accuweather 7-day shows a high of 50, clouds will increase through morning hours and later this morning or early afternoon we'll be on the lookout for some spotty showers. there could be a period of steadier rain at some point this afternoon in parts of the region. damp overnight. we're going to have some fog in the morning and then tomorrow more spotty showers but the big story a high of 69 much milder tomorrow,
♪ incredible oh oh ♪ ♪ oh incredible ♪ [ cheers and applause ] that is none other than celine dion and we have an incredible and powerful exclusive with her this morning. deb roberts talks to her, opens up about an emotional interview about why she took time off and why these ready for her comeback to las vegas. >> why we're ready for her. >> yeah. >> we are. >> her voice better than ever. also ahead i know t.j. asked me about this. how you can rock red lipstick. >> the shade. it's all about the shade. >> it is one of the hottest looks right now. bobbi brown will show us all how we can pull it off. >> how about that shade of red with all these razorbacks?
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$300 a piece. fill out a quick survey and they will pick clothes for you. shipping each way is free. returns easy and you only pay for the clothes you keep. >> we call it our bento model. it looks like a japanese lunch. >> reporter: but the delicacies will fill your closet not your stomach. instead of rice feast your eyes on blouses or separates. instead of sushi, belts and jewelry. >> this is machine washable and never wrinkles. >> reporter: part of a new trend of fashion houses going online. >> until recently you had to be rich or famous to have your own stylist but we're seeing now that the masses can have their own stylist through these businesses. >> reporter: this looks like something you can wear to work and out too. >> absolutely and it has a little surprise in the back. >> reporter: then there's le tote. a subscription service. >> we found women only use 20% of their closet on a regular basis. we want to be that 80%. we want to give you access to
all those items that you're not sure you want to commit to. >> reporter: it sends you a tote of clothes you can wear and then send back to replace with a new shipment as often as you want for $50 a month. >> do you find yourself saving money because you're not going out and impulse shopping? >> i do think i'm saving money because i'm actually trying out the clothing. you know i'm not just like oh that's cute. i'll wear it once maybe -- >> reporter: cure rating your closet without leaving your home. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news san francisco. >> so what do you think? >> comes in a box. the whole outfit. [ cheers and applause ] >> essentials and everything. >> i love the borrowing part of it. >> i love the leg warmers come in the box too. i don't know if anyone saw this. >> starting a new -- >> anything under 40 degrees, got to do the leg warmers. >> and yoga all in one day. >> time now for "gma" to yahoo! your day and going back to the basics with that red lipstick
red hot these days. how can you make it work for you. abc's rebecca jarvis found out. ♪ yahoo ♪ ♪ >> reporter: it's the must do lip trend we see everywhere. ♪ cher i lips crystal skies" ♪ i could show you incredible things ♪ >> reporter: taylor swift sings about it. ♪ baby don't baby don't lie ♪ >> reporter: it's no doubt gwen stefani's signature look. if you haven't guessed already it's those siren red lips making a bold comeback with a roster of red carpet a-listers wanting the shade. >> red lips are in with the nude face and ways to choose a red lip that looks good on you. >> reporter: if bobbi brown, editor in chief of yahoo beauty we're going back to basics typing out the best way to rock the red. >> a lot of people think the way to choose a red lip is based on your skin color and that's a little bit true but what's even more important is choosing a red lip that works with your lip color.
>> reporter: tip one, determine your natural lip color. >> if your lips are pale the red is going to be brighter and i really love a little bit of a deeper red when you have darker lips. >> tip two use a matching lip pencil. >> i prefer to apply a red lipstick out of the tube and then take a lip pencil and fill in where you missed. start at the inside. you follow the lipline and in order to make your own long-lasting lipstick one of my tricks is go over the whole lip. >> reporter: with the pencil. >> with the pencil. >> reporter: and tip three keep the rest of your makeup simple. what's going to highlight that lip the very best? >> keep the rest of the makeup soft and so even though she's got brown eye shadow on no liner, no lashes so the focal point is the red lip. >> reporter: and to be honest i've never been able to find my perfect red shade. now the ultimate test. you have to figure out my red lip. >> a little bit a red lip gloss would be the perfect way to turn your everyday lipstick into your very perfect red. >> tricks to make the classic
rouge work for anyone. for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and i was looking for ginger zee because i have to throw to the weather and i was like, hmm, where could she be? right >> i wish. see how that works. hey, everybody how you all doing. [cheers and applause] >> we found another young lady from arkansas. what part. >> clarksville. >> today we're talking about severe weather in parts of arkansas and we're getting to that in a moment. let's start a beautiful one from key west. we were talking about key west yesterday looking like they had a nice end to the day. pleasant hope missouri lightning with strong symptom. they fired back up, the atmosphere will get unsettled as we go into the afternoon and evening hours, anywhere from fort smith fate yell tulsa, oklahoma city that's in the enhanced area and that slight rick from abilene texas to the north and:that is the big picture. we need to get a check a little closer to home.
>> dry so far on storm tracker 6 live double scan ginger although there is a little bit of upper level precipitation out by gettysburg. 50 is today's high. most of the precipitation in the afternoon maybe a period of rain and a little damp tomorrow but milder. >> it says lolly loves bennett from aubrey, arkansas. [ cheers and applause ] >> i think she's taking over the show. coming up we have an emotional interview with celine dion, the star opening up in an abc news exclusive. stay with us. ♪ incredibl
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♪ incredible ♪ >> looking forward to this all morning long. celine dion, the superstar singer making a big comeback after taking a year off to be with her beloved husband rene as he battles throat cancer. now she's speaking out about that decision and why she's ready to take the stage back in las vegas again this summer and deborah roberts, my good friend you had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with her. >> she's such a force. i think we all know that. we've all witnessed celine dion's extraordinary passion and drive over the years. well, now after taking time off to help her husband heal she's stepping back into the limelight
stronger and fiercer than ever. ♪ near far ♪ >> reporter: that mind-blowing voice. ♪ i'm your lady ♪ >> reporter: and heart-stopping songs of love and life. ♪ >> reporter: celine dion's new chapter reads like an opera. >> i feel like time stopped. ♪ >> reporter: the legendary singer is emerging from tragedy, triumph and tragedy again. beginning in 2013 after learning her beloved husband rene was again facing throat surgery about to perform live on tv. >> i went back in my dressing room and i saw him looking pretty devastated and in shock and it was like, what's going on and he said the doctor just called me and i have cancer again. honestly, my heart started to beat faster but my body shut off and i was like i'm going to go put makeup on and i'm going to
go sing and i'm going to forget how i feel right now. i went on i sang the song and then reality started to strike and rene could not talk and could not swallow. the surgery was major. i had to leave him behind because he wanted me to start the shows again. ♪ i was walking ♪ >> reporter: how do you do that? >> sometimes don't feel what you need to feel. just do it because i love him and i did and it was very hard. i realized that i couldn't do both. >> reporter: because your heart was someplace else. >> oh, come on. i mean the fans they know that i'm an open book. i sing. that's the only thing i know. ♪ you loved me back to life ♪ >> can eat. he's got a feeding tube. i have to feed him three times a day. >> you did so much of this
yourself. >> i do this myself. and so i feed my husband and i feed my kids. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: it was a wrenching decision to step offstage to care for her family including 14-year-old r.c. and 4-year-old twins nelson and eddie. >> i believe that children know it all. we are afraid of explaining because we're scared. because we're worried. if you tell the kids like i said to my children you want to come and help me feed papa today and not making a deal out of the feeding tube you want to help me out. you want to hold the water. good job nelson. give a kiss to papa. >> you haven't walked out here for months. >> i'm doing it for him. i'm doing it for my fans. i'm doing it for me. ♪ >> reporter: rene's cancer battle is far from over their love and the show, they say, will go on.
♪ we'll stay ♪ >> live. let's go. ♪ high heart will go on ♪ >> what an amazing woman. celine admits -- i see robin. hard to get through this without tearing up. she admits to some jitters stepping back on to the stage. she says she's even worried will the fans come? i think we probably know the answer to that. i'm sure they will turn out in drove, robin. such a strong woman and her husband is tanning right there with her. he wants her back on stage and they're doing this because they want to show the world that they're living. >> what an example she is setting. yes, we'll be there. >> we will be there. >> we were talking at a commercial break when we're going -- >> book our seats. >> but that's part of what draws us to her, her authenticity doing that more so than ever before and made her even fiercer. >> her honesty. she wants everybody to know what she's living and to know she's
♪ wednesday morning now to the red ht marina and the diamonds just released her third album "froot" which went to straight to number one and here to perform her chart topping hit. before that i want to talk about the success. i hope you're reveling in all of this. you did something interesting. you released five hoyts over time. >> yes. my album is called "froot" so devised "the fruit of the month and fans receive a new track every month.
>> they were getting a bit of a preview. >> a lot of your fans know this. you write this material. >> i do. i've written everything on the album alone. i co-produced it with one guy, dave kocin. >> you have this extraordinary team with you but the diamonds are your fan, right? >> yeah well i thought it was nice to create fans before they existed so it's wishful thinking, you know and it happens. >> ready to hear you form "forget." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ sometimes i think i'm not that strong but there's a force that carries me on ♪ ♪ sick of my small heart made of steel sick of those wounds that never heal ♪
♪ 'cause i have lived my life in debt i've spent my days in deep regret ♪ ♪ yeah i've been living in the red oh 'cause i can't forgive and i can't forget forget ♪ ♪ forget forget forget ♪ ♪ ain't no time for regret yeah it's time to forget ♪ ♪ ever since i can remember life was like a tipping scale ♪ ♪ like an abacus i played with counting every win and fail ♪
♪ 'cause i have lived my life in debt i've spent my days in deep regret ♪ ♪ yeah i've been living in the red but i wanna forgive and forget ♪ ♪ forget forget ain't no time for regret yeah it's time ♪ ♪ to be letting go oh baby you know what i'm talking about ♪ ♪ ♪ got nothing to lose and nothing to prove oh baby i'm bowing out ♪ ♪
yeah i've been dancing with the devil ♪ ♪ i love that he pretends to care if i'll ever get to heaven ♪ ♪ when a million dollars gets you there all all the time that i have wasted ♪ ♪ chasing rabbits down a hole when i was born to be the tortoise ♪ ♪ i was born to walk alone ♪ ♪ forget about it forget forget ♪ i'm gonna leave the past behind i've had enough i'm breaking free ♪
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33-year-old michael swider on leave from william tennent high school setting up a romantic ron say view at a hotel. let's check traffic with karen. >> heavy traffic on i-95 sound sound -- >> 34 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. an asked off to the shoulder on the northeast extension southbound approaching quakertown so watch for some slowing here at the scene but not as bad now that it's not blocking a lane. this accident involving a pedestrian in horsham has shut donahue sean murphy road -- between horsham avenue maple road. an accident on the reports. >> turning to dave murphy and word of rain later david. >> bit of sunday still breaking through the clouds. take a look as we have climbed above the freezing mark to 35 in philadelphia and some spots down south a little bit milder. this afternoon we're getting
it up to 50 but clouds continue to march in during the morning. and late this morning and early this afternoon from west to east we'll be on the lookout for some sprinkles. we could get a period of steadier rain in parts of the region this afternoon. 50 that high. fog developing overnight so tomorrow morning could be a bit foggy. clouds, some sun breezy and milder with a high of 69. at the same time there will be more spotty showers during the day and tomorrow night matt. >> thanks, david. can coming on "action news" at noon the latest on a massive fire that is disrupting life in bethlehem. some residents had to stay indoors because of all that heavy smoke. we will have a live report. taylor swift of berks county of course live on kelly with michael. she's a guest. that's next here on 6abc. i'm matt o'donnell. have a great wednesday. >> ♪♪
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