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>> breaking right anlt -- an investigation is underway in northeast after a shooting of a burglar in northeast philadelphia. >> keep the umbrellas on hand, accuweather is tracking unsettled and potentially stormy weather over the next several days. >> 5:30 on this friday, good morning, everyone you know what we dusted off storm tracker 6 live, we'll use it this morning. that radar will come in handy, so does the storm tracker 6 live app on your smart phone you if u want to download that. it's humid today and a little bit more unstable. 72 in philadelphia to start out. instead of the low 60s and 50s in the outlying suburbs. allentown, 63. reading up to 65. trenton, 68 anticipate 72 -- and
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72 in sea isle city. as we head out the door, muggy and dry, 73 by 8:00 a.m., partly cloudy and a bit on the muggy side. 76 by 9:00 a.m., 80 by noon, 82 that's the high. there's a chance of a shower or thunderstorm here or there in the afternoon. 6:00 p.m., 78 degrees. looks like the rain will be over in time for musikfest. it will feature a free concert by the craig thatcher band, so far an allman brothers show. i'll talk about a ticket give way that "action news" is involved with involving the show i'll be at tomorrow night, all american rejects. i'll talk about. >> reporter: we have more information on the fatal accident in northeast philadelphia. you want to watch for this accident involving a pedestrian. academy road is blocked between
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murrell avenue and president street in northeast philadelphia. it's causing closures stick to knights roads or boulevard as the alternate. an investigation underway in the fatal accident in northeast philadelphia. salford, montgomery county at clump road and whites mill road. overnight construction is cleared on the northeast extension nearby, 65 miles per hour. no problems with travelers right there. look at the traffic northbound at 420, because of the paving that's out there at this hour, it's blocking the left lane, they have cleared the southbound lanes, that's moving fine, northbound you have a jamup through the work zone. they will be clearing out shortly. we have good news i like to end with good news, wilmington, delaware, 495 southbound lanes have reopened earlier than expected. it's open between 12th and
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terminal avenue opened yesterday at 5:00 p.m. it's been closed since early june heading down the shore. if you're heading northbound, northbound lanes are shut down between terminal avenue and 12th street. stick to i-95 13 or 295. at least we have the southbound lanes open, matt. >> half as good. le thanks karen. philadelphia police officer shot and killed an armed man inside a northeast philadelphia home, police say it began as a burglary call. katherine scott is live on the 900 block of wakeling street of what she learned so far. katherine. >> reporter: matt, police are looking for one suspect. the other was pronounced on the scene after police say he opened fire at officers and officers shot back. investigators are still on the scene here. if you look downcaster, you can see they are looking at a car that's parked down there, we don't know how or if it is connected to the investigation. police are on the scene in
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northeast philadelphia. police say two suspects wearing masks and gloves have been waiting for the homeowners on the 900 block of wakeling street early this morning. when the homeowners arrived at 12:45, the men forced them inside the home at gunpoint and the burglary alarm sounded. when police got there, one of the them opened the door and told police everything was fine. the suspect went back inside and told her to show police i.d. she said everything was okay, but nonverbally, she was able to signal that something was wrong. the officer went inside, the one suspect was trying to stop the other homeowner from leaving the home, that's when he saw the officer, he pointed the gun toward the officer's head and fired three shots and missed the officer. >> the officer himself fired from his gun multiple times and he did strike the male suspect. he was hit inside the foyer area and dropped to the ground.
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>> reporter: and back here live, where investigators remain on the scene here, the suspect was pronounced dead, his gun was recovered next to him. some of the bullets went through the wall next-door. while all that commotion was going on another suspect fled out the back door, a k-9 unit was called in and the suspect has not turned up. there are cameras in the area, police are hopeful they will help in the investigation, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> another news story right here. police in the city of chester are investigating two separate shootings. shots rang out on the 2600 block of west third street at 1:30 a.m., police arrived to find a man shot dead, 18 to 20 shell casings in the street. several hours earlier a man was shot in the neck at 22nd and
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crozer street he is in critical an. no arrests or reported motive in either case. new this morning, a cease-fire in gaza appears to have been broken after two hours, heavy shelling was reported in the gaza city of raffa, four people were killed and 15 wounded. authorities on both sides are accusing each other of breaking the cease-fire. four ceasess -- cease-fires were announced be, but in each case they were broken in hours. u.s. health officials are warning americans not to go to three west african nation hit by ebola outbreak. center for disease disease control said 1300 people have been sickened and 700 died. a medic vac jet left georgia to bring kent brandtly back to the u.s.
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she has improved slightly, but far from being out of the woods. >> 5:37 now, the cash-strapped philadelphia school district has experienced yet another set back, lawmakers in harrowing burger have cancelled a vote on the cigarette tax without permission to increase the tax in the city, 1300 employees would get layoff notices. the state house was ready to vote on the measure back on monday. it would generate $45 million estimated in the schools first fiscal year. >> i'm annoyed and disappointed and frustrated we're at a point two weeks we have to make operational decisions to educate children. >> republican house leaders say legislators failed to reach a concensus on the bill so they postponed the vote. the house is not scheduled to ravine until september 15. schools are scheduledded --
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scheduled to open september 8. that will not happen without the tax revenue. >> there's a morning commute along 495 in wilmington for the first time in two months. it reopened at dinnertime. that's a month ahead of schedule. the bridge was shut down because of tilting support columns. officials blamed that on piles of dirt that were placed too close to the support columns. >> our design engineers have looked at it, and our federal highway engineers have looked at this, experts looked at this and said this bridge was safe to open, and that was the only condition that would allow us to reopen the bridge. >> officials hope to open northbound lanes by labor day. >> crews members are setting up music fest. 1 million people are expected to
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visit the fun and watch the performances in the lehigh valley over the next ten days. we have the lineup of the performers and link to by tickets at 6abc.com. the craig thatcher band is the headliner tonight it's free, too. >> stop by our 6abc booth. >> reporter: we'll be there tomorrow for all american rejects. we'll be giving away two tickets every hour to see the all american rejects. you'll see me and tam throwing t-shirts. no precipitation this morning, as we look outside, we have a fair amount of cloud cover around the region. there might be some early clouds, or early sunshine digging out from between the clouds and through the day maybe a sunny break, but generally speaking it will be greater than the last several days. checking out the temperature, 72 degrees, notice how the dewpoint is at 66 degrees, so it is feeling more humid today. winds out of the south,
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southwest at 7 miles per hour and your pressure is 30.16 inches. as we take a look at future tracker 6, yeah we'll have clouds around this morning and sunny breaks, as we get into the afternoon we'll have to look out for a pop-up shower or rumble of thunder. the 5:00 p.m. view will push it to the north north and west. musikfest does start tonight, but i think you'll get the concert in okay, it will be in the 70s and a little bit muggy in all likelihood. 70 degrees by 8:00 a.m. 79 by 3:00 p.m. our high today is 82 degrees around 3:00 p.m. before we are back down into the upper 70s by 5:00 p.m., again, afternoon spotty showers and thunderstorms possible. # 0 is the high in allentown, 81 in reading. 83 in trenton. 84 in wilmington and the upper 70s down the shore in cape may on up the coast to atlantic city. tomorrow morning on saturday we have a low pressure center to
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the south that will be bringing us rain at times it could be coming down heavily in the morning. some of it will extend close not lehigh valley. as we get into the afternoon, looks like the rain largely dissipates. we get a spotty shower or odd thunderstorm on saturday afternoon, i think things look good once you get past the morning hours for musikfest on saturday and everything else you want to do. 8:00 a.m. saturday night looks like a few scattered showers around. poconos racing going through the weekend. afternoon thousand not out of the question. 71, clouds and 72 on saturday, 73 with a thunderstorm. we'll see if it's enough to interrupt the racing. down the shore, looks like it will be a mixed bag, today we'll mostly cloudy skies, 79 degrees, mainly dry, perhaps a shower, saturday in the morning, a washout, and recovery in the afternoon, fairly cloudy, sunday, clouds, sun a thunderstorm can't be ruled out. as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast,
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82 is today's high, warm and humid in philadelphia, a spotty shower around, 79 and he morning rain on saturday, giving way to some drying in the afternoon. sunday, humid, 81, not a washout, but a spotty thunderstorm can't be ruled out. to start out the workweek next week, monday looks unsettled with a thunderstorm around and we transition to dry albeit warm weather, with highs in the 80s toward the midweek and weekend. >> 5:42 coming up more stories you didn't see last night. several underground explosions leave dozens dead in taiwan, concrete an cars hurled through the area. >> emergency responders thought they were rescuing a baby left in the car and what they discovered. . it's a amazing how things changed quickly in traffic. this is that jammed shot, no jam now. the construction has cleared, but we have other problems out there and i'll run them down for
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you coming up. >> you take a goat and add a sheep. a jeep. it's like a liger, i all aboard cupcake!
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(girl) where are all the seats... excuse me, excuse me... can i sit here? ahhh... sure. (sigh) i'm maisy and i'm six. hi maisy, i'm tanner. you nervous? yeah, a little.
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don't be. here in york, pennsylvania we've built the largest distributor of kitchen cabinets in the nation. we've got american-made products that are beating out chinese imports. so, i know pennsylvania can be a leader in manufacturing and we can make things again. but we have to invest in education and a skilled workforce today. i'm tom wolf and i have a plan. we can do great things, but we have to think ahead. tom wolf for governor. a fresh start for pennsylvania. >> 5:45 now, let's get an update on our breaking news story, we've been telling you about this, now, we have the
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action cam live at the scene, it's a fatal crash involving an suv, the pedestrian was killed until northeast philadelphia. we're wandering why why the suv has so much damage given the fact it was just a pedestrian in a car, you would think a human being would not cause so much damage there. this happened along academy road, police are testing the suv driver for dui right now, so this story becoming a criminal investigation. >> let's keep going with this and go over to karen rogers. good morning. >> reporter: with the action cam on the scene we can see the car ran into this pole, so the pole is split and the light is down because of this, you can see the debris on the roadway, even a wheel that's off the car, they will have to fix this downed pole. this is academy road southbound it's completely blocked off, they have the police tape here of they have a number of emergency workers and four
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police officers on the scene at first sight. this is academy road blocked between murrell avenue and president street. stick to knights road or the boulevard. we can see the northbound traffic on the other side moving, but southbound blocked. doesn't look like they are about to get open, they are conducting an investigation of a car that hit a pole and killed a pedestrian. academy road southbound blocked with the action cam on the scene. in wilmington, it's time for you able to take 495 southbound it reopened at 5:00 p.m. with chopper 6 controversy head. southbound reopened that's good for everybody heading to the beaches, it's opened earlier than expected. northbound is still shut down, 495 northbound remains closed between terminal avenue and 12th street. in the meantime what you have to
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do is stick to 13 or 295. if you're heading to delaware for the weekend you're doing better right there. as we take a live look here, bucks county route 1 at pennsylvania avenue no problems coming in from trenton you're looking good. you can see the roads are clear and dry right here. we have no weather related problems for the morning. temperature-wise the problems will be in the evening with wet weather coming our way for the evening commute. 70 degrees in millville and allentown. of not always cool as it's been, in fact your 15 degrees warmer in parts of south jersey. >> this is incredible video showing the moment a catastrophic serials of explosion ripped through the -- series of explosions ripped through the city of taiwan. firefighters were investigating gas leak and were among the victims.
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authorities say the underground explosions may have resulted from leaky gas building up in city source. in hoboken, some emergency workers jumped into action to save a baby, close, before but a doll. emergency workers arrived on the scene and quickly got to work. >> i saw pictures of the dofl and it -- doll, and it looked real. i probably would have broke the window, too. >> the other owner of the suv d they had taken a closer look, but experts say seconds can make the difference between life and
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>> this is what you get when you combine a goat and sheep. the jeep. jeeps are rare, because the two species don't mating and the off spring don't survive. but this pet lamb has born at a petting zoo in arizona. owners have named her butterfly because of her spots. >> she's so cute. >> i want i want one. >> reporter: let's take you to the maps in chester county, the accident here in is in london grove coming in on route 1 oxford bypass past 41. septa trolleys here's a note, 13, 34, 36 will be diverted to 40th and market they are doing construction in the tunnel they are doing this until mid august.
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>> reporter: on the big board, vacation pictures come into "action news," this is my twitter follower, philip who was in nag also head, north carolina, is that vacation, you got your fishing pole and 89 sun coming up, not bad. as we look at musikfest speaking of fun, i'll be at musikfest with tam on saturday at 3:30 and at night she and i will be at the all american reject show, if you go to my facebook page we're giving away tickets every hour. 76 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 80 by noon. we're off to a comfortable start in the low 70s and building to 80 in the midday hour. it will be humid and 82 at 3:00 p.m. keep in mind as we go through the afternoon there's a chance of a spotty shower or pop-up thunderstorm, but most of you won't see that it's something that will be hitting here or
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there in the afternoon and early evening hours. >> time right now, 5:54, we're following two breaking stories, one of them police shooting and killing a man in northeast philadelphia. >> and right now the action cam was live at the scene, a deadly crash came to life of a pedestrian on academy road. we'll give you updates ahead at 6:00 a.m.
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>> a contractor is in hot water accused of lying about work for
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penndot. le prosecutors say he falsified records to say his company performed millions of dollars of roadside may not that never happened. he is accused of bribing penndot official of keeping quiet. they were released on $50,000 bail. neevment detectiving division is looking for the man seen in the surveillance video. he and another man broke into the stop and shop in the early hours of july 12th. once inside, they stuffed their pockets with lottery tickets and cigarettes and the other worked as a look out. if you have any information, call police. >> good news is expected when the labor department releases the jobs report. that's may not be enough to off
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set the dismissal performance
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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this friday, august 1. we're following breaking news. >> gunshots rang out in the middle of a burglary call in northeast philadelphia. breaking details in a live report. >> developing right now, the meeft cease-fire -- middle east cease-fire looks like is though it's already broken. >> hundreds of employees in philadelphia schools are wondering about their jobs now that

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