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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this thursday, september 4 here's what's happening. >> a gruesome discovery in a burning car leads to a murder investigation in philadelphia. >> a delaware man she shed tean fronts of our camera after the murder of his business partner, but police say you're be lieuing at an act. >> >> transformation of dillworth
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plaza is opening up at 11:00 a.m. outside city hall. >> reporter: karen rogers is off, matt pellman has traffic. and david murphy has weather. >> reporter: we're comfortable outside, as we take a look at satellite, we have clouds, locally, but we may see them pop up during the day. 61 in reading, 60 in trenton. 65 in wilmington, still the low 70s in sea isle city and other shorepoints. as we head out the door to catch the school bus, 69 by 8:00 a.m., 72 degrees main clear and pleasant conditions this morning. 75 by 9:00. noon, 83. there's the high at 3:00 p.m., 89 degrees it will be very warm later on. not all that humid, but warm enough to keep those cool drinks necessary if you're out and about doing stuff outdoors. tomorrow it's more humid there
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could thunderstorms, that pattern continues into saturday, details coming up. matt. >> reporter: controversial, david we're feeling comfortable with the traffic situation so far this morning. just a little roadwork cramping 0 you are oh, style northbound side, the crews should be out of here shortly, work was scheduled to end right now at 6:00 a.m. they have cleared from the southbound lanes of i-95 by bartram avenue. no major delays along i-95 or the schuylkill expressway there was a fire location overnight in west philadelphia still blocking funston street near 51st. that's a good area to avoid this morning. hoffmanville road. there's an accident. watch out for a local power outage, caused by a blown
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transformer in bensalem centered along joshua drive. it's dark, but we're seeing headlights in belmawr, camden county 42 northbound, a gathering crowd heading toward 295. >> firefighters discovered a man's body inside a burning car in philadelphia burned beyond recognition. police believe this was the endingful a story that began with a shooting earlier. annie mccormick has all the details, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam, two crime scenes that police are connected. it's a gruesome discovery, the body was badly burned, because of that, it will take time for the homicide detectives to make an identification. a woman came forward and said the victim was her brother.
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the witness took a video of the car engulfed in flames. that's when fire crews discovered a man in the passenger seat. it happened in an alley in olney at 8:00 p.m. star watson said the victim is her brother. at the time of the discovery, northwest detectives were close by investigating reports of another crime reports of shots fireside and vehicle matching the description of the one on fire. witnesses say the passenger in that vehicle the man was shot in the head and the driver took off with the passenger inside. the shooting was reported around 4:00 p.m. detectives called local hospitals and officers were on foot patrol looking for the vehicle. >> about an hour later we seen the smoke in the air, we got to
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the burning car before the cops did, it was the car they were looking for the whole hour we were giving them information and what we were hearing two blocks away. >> reporter: watson saying that was her brother, police not making a positive identification. last night they said they saw a man running from the scene he was described as heavy set and jumping into a red vehicle. if you have any information you are under to call homicide detectives. roberting live outside police head cooperators, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> a lehigh valley woman is accused of taking two stolen cars on a demolition derby she cause three separate crashes enter coming to a stop. she was riding in her boyfriend's stolen work truck.
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according to police she wrecked that vehicle. she -- someone stopped to help her and she drove off with that person's car. she is driving on a suspended license. a family is suing the district over an asthma attack. the father said if the nurse was on duty his daughter would be alive. the school district said the review of the case saidment staff at bryant e bryant are not responsible for the child's death. police have made arrests in a double murder. joseph can only and his wife olga was shot to death last september 22 they worked at c
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and s auto center. we talked to can only's friend christopher rivers he appeared distraught. police arrested him and joshua bey charging the men with the murders. >> maribel abeer has details of the strike. >> reporter: fast food workers in delaware and wilmington are expected to strike. they will be part of a larger national protest. workers plan to walk off the job to demand wages of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. >> philadelphia and wilmington, workers from mcdonald's and burgerrering king are expected to participate. purdue is cutting back it's use of antibiotics on chickens. they stopped using 95% of their
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chickens. food safety advocates say cutting the use of antibiotic is necessary to preserve their use in human medicine. futures pointing to a lower open. philadelphia is the 9th most popular tourist destination in the u.s. more than 39 million tourists visited the city last year and the number of overseas tourists jumped 13%. along with the museums and attracts, they cited the bike friendly nature of a plus. i just wants aauthentic philly dhees steak. >> we'll get you one. dillworth plaza will open
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as dill worth park. the idea was to reestablish william penn appears vision of a central square gathering place. "action news" will be there for the ribbon cutting which tames at 1:00 a.m. >> reporter: i was at independence hall the other day and there were british people there. >> it's nice. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan, cheerio, rain there is none. as we look out to the airport, things will get brighter later on this morning. looks like we'll maintain failure sunny skies and -- fairly sunny skies and clouds take a look at the temperatures, 69 in philadelphia. 65 in wilmington, just 58 in allentown. how about them apples. 61 in in reading, 62 in trenton. down the the shore we slipped to
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71. but still in the low 70s. satellite and radar shows the lack of cloud cover, generally speaking looks like it will be bright, it will be warm, too. allen up to, 86 -- allentown, 86, sun and warm. down the shore, 70s in the water, 84 on the beach. partly sunny, overall a pleasant day on the beach in case you're extending the summer down there this week. in philadelphia, 89 degrees, partly sunny, warm, not all that humid, but warm enough to require cool drinks, nice bottle of water. winds out of the south at 6 to 12 miles per hour. not all that strong. as we roll through the day, 72 and sunny by 8:00. 81 by 11:00, high of 89 around 3:00 p.m. before we slide back to 86 by 5:00 p.m. warm this afternoon. tomorrow a warm front will be coming through south to north
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that will produce occasional clouds and eventually during the afternoon and evening there could pop-up showers and thunderstorms. the model wants to suppress this to the south, it's not going to be allot, but something to keep in mind. 89 very warm today, warm and more humid tomorrow, another high of 89 it will feel stickier and there's a chance of a spotty shower or thunderstorm, mainly in the afternoon and early evening. on saturday, a cold front starts to approach the region and that's usually where you get more action. humid, 89. but at some point during the afternoon and evening we expect a line of showers and thunderstorms to move through and some of these could produce drenching downpours. the good news all that is out of here for sunday, sunday morning clouds give way to sunshine, the humidity lowers and the temperature tops out at 78. that's a gorgeous afternoon for the eagles home opener. lots of sun, monday and tuesday,
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nice days there. more clouds on wednesday, 80 and another shower digging in by midweek. >> thanks david. 6:12 next on "action news," more stories you didn't see last night. including new insight into what might have caused a single car crash involving former fbi director louie free. some smokers are trying to kick the habit, but they could be causing new cravings that could put you at risk. matt. >> reporter: 30 bypass, it's getting busier passing 113. it's time for the bridge rounds up when "action news" continues [ female announcer ] you get sick, you can't breathe through your nose...
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>> 15:00, sunshine is -- 6:15, 69 degrees on city avenue. we're getting into the high 80s today. >> let's find out what things are looking like at this 6:00 a.m. traffic and go over to matt. that doesn't look so bad. >> reporter: i hope you had time during the break to gather up your riding boots, get the lasso and the whip. it's time for the bridge roundup. here we go. we start with the platt bridge by i-95. coming westbound toward the airport i don't think, have a nice flight, your ride will be
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fine on the platt bridge no problems in either direct. the schuylkill expressway the twin bridge also along the boulevard. as you can southbound along the schuylkill expressway you'll see traffic from time to time. if you're continuing northbound toward broad they are blocking the left lane under broad for overnight construction. bridge round scrowp continues with the -- roundup continues with the tacony-palmyra moving fine in both directions and the betsy ross bridge no complains there. there is our good bud request ben, 89 ben franklin bridge, the right lane is out of the commission three westbound lanes, we expect delays coming to 8th and vine. commodor barry bridge has two lanes open in both directions.
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the delaware memorial bridge looking good, as well. >> thank you matt. more than 1,000 people gathered in linwood atlantic county who was killed in tragic accident. they braced each other last night -- embraced each other last night. a pick up truck driver crossed into on coming traffic on saturday hitting the car that cook was in with her teammates. the four other girls survived. smoke and flames damaged several vacant homes in philadelphia. nobody was hurt. there's a new update on the crash that injured former fbi director, police suspect he was asleep at the wheel when he wrecked his suv on
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the dog is doing just fine. >> how do you eat half a sock. >> reporter: you get sick before you eat the other half. >> reporter: i won't eat any socks. who wantings to go to target? -- what wants to go to target? we're by the target store we have a work zone between ship road and 113. you'll see restrictions and delays along 100 expect that. on the mass transit front don't forget about the new schedules taking on the buses and subways and trolleys. the regional rail front special schedule in effect on the manayunk norristown line is for the next week and a half.
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>> reporter: 9:00 a.m., 75. 83 by noon. this afternoon we'll get a high of 89 degrees, won't be all that humid, but sun and clouds. fairly bright overall. as we head to the airport, we're looking at green airlines. a few clouds in chicago and chat lot and atlanta. no rain reported. matt and tam. >> the nfl opens its season in seattle washington, sea hawks host the packers. vegas made the birds a 10 1/2 home favorite over jacksonville. they host the jaguars on sunday, 1:00 p.m. the odds makers say it's a good bet the eagles repeat as nfc champs. eagles game day kickoff gets you set for the game. join ducis and mike quick at
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11:30. stay tuned for the game day final sunday night after "action news" at 11:00 p.m. >> new details into a murder mystery in the lehigh valley. >> annie mccormick is following up on a car fire coverup possibly in philadelphia. annie. >> reporter: yeah, matt, witnesses report a man is shot inside a vehicle and hours later and a few blocks away a car is set on fire and a body is discovered inside. we'll tell you why police
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>> this is a brand new update on a homicide investigation in the lehigh valley. an allentown admitted to strangling a woman and hiding her body in the budget tub for days. he used drugs with her and had sex we are before her murder. they added that the tried to cover up the odor of decomposing body with cleaning spray. >> ecigarettes could lead to the use of marijuana and cocaine. it delivers highly addictive pure nicotine. researchers suggests it has the same effect on people. cocaine addiction is the highest
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>> happening now on "action news," a burned out car reveals a deadly clue that philadelphia police hope leads to a killer.
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>> the united states raises the stakes against isis. the president reveals a new strategy to stop the terror group's advances. >> a mishap sends children screaming for help. see what else happens when a science experiment goes awry. >> good morning, 6:30, september 4, karen is off, matt o'donnell here, we've got you covered. david murphy has accuweather good morning. >> reporter: we're in the 60s in philadelphia. allentown, 58. 65 in wilmington, 61 in trenton. do you want shore in sea isle and the boardwalk in atlantic city, 71 degrees. margey in philadelphia posts this beautiful picture of the sun going down with a few clouds. satellite and radar shows you there's not a lot of cloud cover around, we're starting out sunny with streaks of high, thin clouds. 75 degrees by 9:00 a.m.
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noon, 83. 3:00 p.m., high of 89 it will not be all that humid today, but it will be warm through the height of the afternoon. 6:00 p.m., back down to 84. more humid tomorrow and programs, thunderstorms, details coming up, matt.row and >> reporter: all right, david we knew it was going to be warm today, so we decided to seek shelter under broad street. both lanes are open, southbound you're getting pockets of slowing as you head toward the schuylkill expressway along route 1. definitely slowing on i-95 southbound by bridge street. people are heading back to school and back to work. we have a fire location blocking funston near 51st.
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422 heavier traffic from time to time this week. here are the eastbound lanes taping the brakes as you approach oaks, volume is buildings from the western burbs heading into king of prussia. if you're going to armond hammer boulevard, you can't use the ramps they will send you to sanatoga until mid november. >> detectives are looking at a murder coverup with a burned out car. annie mccormick is following this for us outside police headquarters. >> reporter: the fire was so bad in the car, homicide detectives say it might be sometime before they can identify the body that was discovered in the car and positively say what the official cause of death is. go ahead take a look at this
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video that a viewer took of the cell phone of the car fire that's where fire crews discovered the man dead in the passenger seat. star watson said that the victim is her brother. at the time of the car fire discovery northwest detectives were already close in the 400 block of roslyn investigators reports of shots fired in the vehicle matching the description of the one you saw on fire. witnesses say the passenger in that vehicle, the man was shot in the head and the driver took off with the passenger inside. the shooting was reported about 4:00 p.m. detectives called local hospitals and officers were on foot patrol looking for the vehicle described in the shooting when they saw smoke and flames nearby. watson said she hoped she would find her brother unharmed. >> he was supposed to be in the car with the shooter, we hoped
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that the shooter pushed him out of the car the cops were circling in the neighborhood, the car was two blocks away, two blocks. >> again, watson is telling us, she does believe the victim is her brother, but police have not made a positive identification on the body. last night police say they saw a heavy set man running from the scene who jumped into a red vehicle. it's not for sure if he is part of this or has any connection, but if you know anything contact police. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for those details and going on now, happening today, president obama will meet with european allies going on the strategies for dealing with isis and the crisis in ukraine. world leaders are in wales for a nato summit. expecting to discuss deeper sanctions on russia.
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president obama will put together an international coalition to battle isis. they have executed their second american hostage. a local counterterrorism expert said it is likely u.s. intelligence analysts are staking out isis targets both abroad and here at home. jeffrey tomlinson used to work on the fbi task force in philadelphia. he said analyst also must work with the assumption that they are already in the county and gather evidence in support or against that theory. in terms of of a national threat, tomlin said the alert is between elevated and immanent. >> hundreds gathered at central florida for the a vigil of the latest isis target stephen sotloff. earlier in the day a
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spokesperson for the family had a message for the terrorists who took part in his beheading. >> this week we mourn, but we will emerge from this ordeal. our village is strong. well not allow our enemies to hold us hostage with the soul weapons they pose. fear. >> sotloff was jewish and held israeli citizenship. the search continues for a gunman who shot up a father in west philadelphia. take a look at this surveillance. edward lynn accidently bumped into the gunman and that led to an altercation. the shooter and two other men are being caught by police, the victim is in critical condition. >> it is 6:36 on the clock the philadelphia school district has good news going into the new school year.
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not one single school will be designated as persistently dangerous. this is the first time the entire district was left off the annual list. it reflects fewer violent school incidents across the district. philadelphia schools open for their first day on monday of next week. >> speaking of schools more are going back today. karen's kids are heading to school. if the kids are heading to the bus stop what to expect. . it's tranquil this morning, the ride home crack the windows on the school bus. we're looking at precipitation free skies. we have ground clutter near surf city and atlantic city. as we look outside we have sunshine up he up over the horizon, generally speaking it's a nice, comfortable morning you can see the camera is not buzzing around much at all.
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a couple of highlights it's going to be warm, perhaps warmer than yesterday, in fact. not all that humid. tomorrow the humidity picks up it's still warm and we might have thunderstorms around. in philadelphia, we have 69 degrees, that dewpoint still just a hair over what we would consider that threshhold for humid air, 60 degrees. it's dropping steadily, we'll wind up not all that humid just like yesterday. winds light out of the northwest at 3 miles per hour. satellite and radar shows you a lack of significant cloud cover out there. as we go through the day there might be fair weather stuff popping up. generally speaking we're be lieuing at no worse than partly sunny skies and for a portion of the day, mostly sunny. 72 degrees by 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 81. in the afternoon it will be warmer. 87 by 2:00 p.m. high of 89 around 3:00 p.m.
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86 degrees by 5:00 p.m. if you ever errands to run, maybe the morning is better than the afternoon. 86 is the high in allentown. down the shore not so bad. 86 in atlantic city and 82 in cape may county. very warm a mixture of sun and clouds. tomorrow, we've got a warm front coming in from the south, as that passes we'll see clouds, eventually in the afternoon, maybe a couple of showers or a thunderstorm here or there. it will feel more humid tomorrow as the front gets past us. as we get into the evening the threat of precipitation is down. saturday it gets more humid and more unsettled. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, very warm today, not all that humid, 89 is the high, tomorrow, more humid, another high of 89. spotty thunderstorm can't be ruled out in a couple of neighborhoods. saturday, humid, sticky, high of
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89. with a cold front coming through there's a better chance of showers or thunderstorms coming through. that doesn't mean afternoon or evening is washout, but at some point we're expecting unstable weather saturday afternoon and saturday night. okay. good news that whole thing is out of here sunday, humidity drops, temperature drops we get a high of 78 expu -- and you notice monday and tuesday, we get lots of sun, nice. >> 6:40, we have a ceiling that failed and sports fans scramble for shelter. >> we're live in downingtown looks fine. if you're exiting the turnpike toward willow grove you'll find big problems. >> meet the newest delaware
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>> 6:43 and philadelphia planning to unveil dillworth park it's not a plaza any more. it will have green space there. getting up to 89 degrees, a little warm, but nice for outdoor activities. >> reporter: i'll be saying dillworth plaza for the next
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five years, a nice situation there in center city. good morning to you matt and tam. a big new problem in horsham along the northbound side lanes of 611 an overturned dump truck accident. if you're coming off the pennsylvania turnpike, and heading north, you'll not get through near maple avenue. couple of alternates, stay on county line road or down or horsham road. if you're coming off the turnpike, depending on where you're heading exit at fort washington and run 309 northbound. chopper 6 heading to the scene. we have a power outage at joshua drive where a transformer blew overnight. peco is on the scene there. a construction project gets underway for chester county they are doing intersection
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improvements along 30 lancaster avenue, 37,000 of you drive that stretch of 30 each day. starting today during the midday and overnight stick with 20 as a possible alternate. on the big picture we have a surprise opening at the tacony-palmyra bridge. it is up right now, no announcement on that one, but it is up, head for the betsy ross bridge instead. you see the slow speeds on i-95. a solid line coming south from approaching cottman through girard. volume has been heavier the last few days on i-95 southbound we're seeing that this morning. >> thank you, matt. we have video into the newsroom showing the moment a science experiment went wrong at a nevada museum. 8 the children were hurt. >> i'm so excited.
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someone happened to be video taping this experiment and captured the screams. the happened at a discovery center in downtown reno. 13 people suffered acid burns on their bodies. the chemicals were being used to create a smoke tornado. dramatic new video showing the moment the ceiling of a stadium came crashing down in vietnam. it happened during a bat owe bad mitten tournament. this is video of inmates attacking security guards early this morning. teens armed with metal rod and rocks were scene on the roof of the facility. officials don't believe anybody
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>> time for a preview of "good morning america." >> we ask the question of amy robach live at the "g.m.a." studios, what's coming up at 7:00 a.m., amy. we have a lot of coming up, we'll start with the latest for the hunt of the militant group of isis. jonathan carl is live from wales and have more on how obama is trying to combat this terror. 8 children were sent to the
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hospital in a science experiment. the desperate search for a dangerous snake on the loose terrorizing a california neighborhood. we'll have more on the hunt for the alby albino cobra. we're revealing the celebrity cast of "dancing with the stars" season 19. live in time square and it has been a busy morning. we heard them all coming in. we're ready to go, we can't wait to share their big names with all of you. >> carlton to win. i think they need to get samuel l.jack k -- jackson on that snake. he'll take it down in not.
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>> reporter: tacony-palmyra bridge back down, traffic is moving again, david. >> reporter: on the big board we've got david in perkisie my twitter follower, tweeting 59 degrees on the map about that in allentown, as well. 59 in millville. 71 in sea isle city. it's going to be warm as we go through the day, if you're running errands, 75 by 9:00, 85 by noon, the high today is 89 in the afternoon, it's going to get toasty, not all that humid, a mixture of sun and clouds, warm around the height of the afternoon heating. matt and tam. >> well, let's talk a little bit about the view, abc has announced the last two hosts for the season, nicole wallace and rowsy perez will join the panel. they will sit along whoopie golds beggar
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see if it was the shooting victim officers were looking and for. you're taking a live look on the action cam behind that bus, when it moves you'll see dillworth park ready to open by city hall. it will include a green space, cafe and septa subway intrnses intrnses -- entrances and ice rink in the winter. >> reporter: this is video of the controversy -- overturned dump truck on 611. >> it will be a fair amount of sunshine to start out for the morning commute. 75 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 83 by noon, 89 is the high by 3:00 p.m. mostly to partly sunny skies not all that humid, but warm. >> "dancing with the stars" contestants being announced.
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i think the one name that is never mentioned is turbo. >> reporter: it's not going to happen. >> format, tam, matt, i'm matt.
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good morning, america worldwide manhunt. >> we will follow them to the gates of hell. >> u.s. satellites and spy planes circling over syria right now searching for these isis terrorists including this american. prime targets for the u.s. at this hour as the president rallies our allies to join the fight. and breaking overnight. nightmare at the museum. a science experiment gone wrong. a chemical flash sending flames shooting towards a group of children. 13 injured. the cause still a mystery. killer snake on the loose in a major american suburb. the six-foot-long cobra terrifying people. this picture snapped after it attacked a dog. where this did highly venomous serpent come from and will it be found before it strikes again? only on "gma"