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double >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> it is tuesday morning and developing overnight a car smashes into a home causing it to collapse. firefighters search the rubble. a live report is just ahead. >> also developing overnight a new ceasefire goes into effect in the show down in gaza. >> and new overnight, fire wipes out a family's home in delaware county and firefighters battle the odds along with the flames. good morning everyone, it is 4:30 a.m., tam is off. eva pilgrim joins us. good morning eva. >> good morning.
let's head to meteorologist, david murphy. good morning, david. >> good morning, guys. and we have a fair amount of sunshine on the way early today from the looks of it. we may see some clouds build a little bit later in the day and we will be looking at a very spotty thunderstorm popping up. 71 degrees right now in philadelphia and we're still holding onto that humidity from yesterday so it is a bit muggy this morning. 66 in trenton, 67 in wilmington, 64 in atlantic city, 69 in sea isle city. you might run into some patchy fog in spots around the region this morning. and as we head out the door we are looking at mainly clear skies with some areas seeing some of that cloud cover i just showed you. 69 degrees by 6:00 and by 8:00 just showed you. so, it does get on the mild side quickly today. and in fact we're going to see those numbers climb. by noon we'll be at 83, 89 is your high at 3 o'clock and then 84 at 6 o'clock. humidity will tend to sag a little bit as the day goes on and there is that chance of the spotty thunderstorm popping up in a couple of spots. we also have a couple of issues here, air quality would be the main one, unhealthy for
sensitive groups especially in southeastern pennsylvania and urban centers. the state of delaware is posting thisly i would be careful limiting my outdoor activity if i have asthma or. a senior citizen. moody blues. partly cloudy, moderately humid at the sort and just a slight chance of a spotty storm. i think you're probably okay. we'll be back with the changes coming up in the seven-day forecast, matt in a couple minutes. >> see you in a bit. thank you david. firefighters have be working along with utility crews and a crane at the scene of a house collapse in camden. a car crash caused the structure to fall to the ground. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at tenth and linden streets with more on what happened overnight and what is happening now. katherine. >> reporter: matt, one woman and one man from that car crash were taken to the hospital in critical condition. emergency responders were right across the street when that house start d to collapse and you can see right now it's just rubble. everybody is pretty much cleared out.
there's still some police holding the scene. demolition crews were called in to take down the remaining structure. you can see the banged up car, the downed pole and debris spilling into the street from the house. the roof is slandering down. it was a mess. chopper six was overhead last night soon after this all happened. police and fires crews were surrounding the scene around 11 o'clock last night, authorities were called out to the intersection of tenth and linden in camden. the car had lost control and hit the house, spun out, took down several light poles. the driver and passenger were trapped inside that car. rescue crews were in the process of freeing the pair from the car when the house right across the street start d to collapse. the house was being renovated. there was no one inside at the time. utility crews were called in to shut off the utilities. other crews were inspecting the damage and making sure there was no one inside the house then heavy equipment was brought in for demolition. no first responders were
injured but again the man and woman from that initial crash remain at the hospital in critical condition. we're live in camden, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." matt. >> thank you, katherine. new this morning, a delaware county family that is on vacation has no home to return to. fire gutted their house on camely lane in chadds ford overnight. the flames were already rage willing firefighters arrived and there weren't any fire hydrants nearby. plus, the home is on a hill in a wooded area. within an hour the home was gone. no word yet on a cause. >> philadelphia police say they have arrested the man who shot and killed three-year-old tynirah did during a shootout. officers nabbed brandon ruffin in germantown. little tynirah was hit by a stray bullet on friday night on a grays ferry street while a neighbor was braiding her hair. police quickly arrested douglas woods in connection with the shooting but they say ruffin fired the shot that
killed the three-year-old. erin o'hearn will have more on the investigation in our next half hour. >> yet another ceasefire went into effect a few hours ago in the middle east. israeli ground troops have withdrawn from gaza. let's take a life look at gaza right now and as you can see s-it is quiet, smoke no longer billowing from some of these buildings. israel and hamas have agreed a 72 hour or three day long halt of host tilts and it continues to hold. both sides plan to hold indirect talks in egypt on a broader peace proposal. hamas wants israel and egypt to lift their seven year old blockade of the gaza border. israel wants hamas to disarm. nearly 1900 palestinians have been killed in the month long war. 67 israelis have died. >> the second american aide worker diagnosed with the ebola virus is now on a plane from west africa to atlanta and we are learning more about the medical treatment for her
and the american doctor battling the disease. here's apc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: this morning doctors are fighting to save the lives of two americans infected with eastbound remarks nancy writebol is said to be improving after receiving a dose of an experimental drug. the 59-year-old missionary from charlotte was in liberia helping to dee contaminate doctors and got sick. >> she was eating a little bit, able to take in fluid. so, you know, we're cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: according to the president of writebol's missionary group, nancy's condition has improved enough to make special requests. >> she asked for her favorite liberian meal of potato soup and coffee. >> reporter: dr. kent brantly who arrived in the u.s. on saturday in a full bio suit is also taking the experimental drug and we've learned his fever is lower. it's not clear if the experimental treatment is the reason the americans are improving. ebola has already killed almost 900 people in three african countries, only
44 percent of patients survive. the scare has u.s. health officials on alert. at new york's mount sinai hospital a male patient who had recently traveled to west africa was treated for fever and gastrointestinal problems. the man was placed in isolation but initial tests show it's unlikely he has ebola. >> the first thing we would like to stress is that odds are this is not ebola. its much more likely it's a much more common condition. >> reporter: cdc told u.s. doctors to ask about foreign travel of parents showing ebola-like symptoms. at least three people in the u.s. have tested negative for the disease. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> "good morning america" will have a live report from emory university hospital coming up at 7:00 a.m. right after this newscast. >> all right, time for your first look at business on this tuesday morning. mortgage closing costs are soaring. they are 6% on average nationwide according to bank rate.com. now, some states are reporting a jump of 20 percent or more in closing costs. tighter regulations mean more
time and money to process these loans. however, interest rates on the loans are still low for prospective buyers, about four-point 2% these theise day. airline passengers are paying more. average round trip ticket within the u.s. including taxes reached $509.15 in the first six months of this year. that's up nearly $14 from the same period last year. stocks rebounded yesterday following the worst week for the markets in two years. decent earnings from warren buffets berkshire hathaway in particular helped fuel a late day rally. a new poll of new jersey residents find most oppose casinos opening outside of atlantic city. research at fairly dickerson university found residents were slightly more upbeat about allowing gambling in the meadowlands in new jersey but there was not widespread support for. that eva back to you. >> hang today, iconic british rock band the moody blues headlines music fest in the lehigh valley. the show begins at 8:30 on the
sands steel snatch bethlehem. tickets are still available. stop by the "action news" tent to say hi and pose for a picture or get an autograph. >> ♪ katy perry brought her world tour to the wells fargo center last night. the pop star called philadelphia trend saids of freedom. perry takes the stage at the well again tonight. >> more than 400 homes are falling apart in a philadelphia neighborhood and officials are urging residents to move out. what lawmakers are do. >> information in on the food truck tragedy in hunting park. what we know and do in the know. next. david. >> storm tracker 6 live double scan, there's the chance of a pop-up afternoon shower or thunderstorm. i'll have the latest on that on future tracker 6 and we'll talk about humidity lowering
them into the wash. thankfully there are no reports of any injuries. >> david joins us with the accuweather forecast and we're continuing this whole average idea of summer, right. >> we are, yeah. today is going to be kind of warm and we're starting out kind of muggy but looks like we'll probably miss 90 in most neighborhoods. we got a nice stretch of weather coming up. storm tracker 6 live double can shows you we are precipitation-free this morning and we have decent conditions out there. little bit on the muggy side but at least it's dry. let's get you outside and we'll see sky 6 taking a look at the ben franklin bridge. there's a little bit of patchy fog out there especially over in south jersey and the closer you get to the shore. so, be careful of that driving in. most of you don't have that issue. 71 degrees in philadelphia right now, 65 degrees in reading. 64 degrees in allentown. and in lancaster 62 degrees.
71 degrees in sea isle city. and as we take a look at future tracker 6 we are looking at a lack of precipitation through most of the day, although as we get into the afternoon and evening there is that chance of a pop-up spotty shower around and maybe a thunderstorm here or there. looks like most of you probably miss out then but it's something you'll have to keep your eyes on. as we take a look at allentown's forecast, 88 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds. there's the chance of a late storm. possibly in the afternoon and early evening. of course music fest is on tonight with the moody blues. i think the chances are pretty good you miss out and that owe on that but worth keeping your eyes on the skies. 78 degrees by noon, 84 degrees 3 o'clock, patchy fog, u.v. index a little on the high side when the sun is out. today's high in philadelphia, 89 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds, a spotty thunderstorm can't be ruled out. there you see how the numbers are going to climb today. we get up to 86 degrees by 5 o'clock, 83 by 11:00 so basically in the 80's.
some urban sends might touch 90 by 3 o'clock this afternoon. in philadelphia going for an official high of 89. hurricane bertha off the coast has been downgrade d to a tropical storm. the winds in the latest update in the last couple minutes have knocked that storm down to a 65 miles per hour wind. it does look like this is going to be passing us by as a tropical storm today well off the coast splitting the difference between bermuda and the east coast of the united states. but we are going to have one effect over the next couple days. that storm will be strong enough to churn some pretty good waivers on the ocean so be careful of rip currents down the shore both today and tomorrow. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 89 degrees, very warm this afternoon and humidity definitely a factor this morning but getting a little bit less humid as the day goes on and we have that thunderstorm chance this afternoon in a couple of neighborhoods. tomorrow a mix of clouds and sun a-better high of 84 although there's probably a better chance of thunderstorms around. not expecting these to be severe in most cases but that
will be something to watch. then on thursday sunny and nice, a high of 84. friday partly sunny, 83 and the weekend is really looking good. saturday mostly sunny, 84 and sunday still nice with a high of 85 degrees. really looks like a good looking weekend and a fair amount of sunshine and then by monday, 85 degrees and there's the chance of another thunderstorm popping up. got the union saturday night, the phillies coming up seven straight nights. >> music fest. >> yeah, right. a lot of stuff going on. >> thanks, david. city inspectors warning some homeowners in southwest philadelphia to make plans to move out. roughly 150 homes in the eastwick section are having structural problems. sherri thomas hired engineers and they told her -- >> there is no solution. they said that the houses are sinking and they shouldn't have been built and they were built on some kind of silt from the schuylkill. >> eastwick was part of an urban renewal project. it was once swampy land.
for years there have been problems with shifting foundation and buckling street. congressman bob brady pushing for the army corps of engineers to assess the land and determine if residents should make repairs or if the homes should be condemned. >> happening dat preliminary hearing for the two men charged with killing three people during a west philadelphia grocery store robbery. police say scott and mohammed walked into lorena's agrees restore at 50th and pierce streets. they then allegedly gunned down three people before robbing the store. >> 4:47 now and coming up, remembering the man who was shot on the day a president was almost assassinated. >> and some local baseball players get a big win on the field of dreams. >> take the new 6abc.com with you wherever you go. a flew smart design changes the layout to fit any device including tablets and smartphones no matter how
your windows don't need a facelift. just a new wardrobe. take them shopping during blinds to go's 60th anniversary sale going on now. buy one get second at half price. blinds to go is 60. boy, time goes fast. and so will this sale. blinds to go blinds for life. >> taking a live look on sky 6 hd right now, the schuylkill expressway at south street a-nice smooth ride in both directions on 76 from end to end at this early hour and heading into bucks county now, looking at route 1 super
highway, pennsylvania avenue roads are dry and we are looking good here. matt. >> thanks eve v good morning everyone. 4:51 on the dot, it is tuesday morning. going to check your travel forecast. david murphy is watching bertha. you see some of the remnants here a little too far off the coast to be picked up on our flight explorer program. this is something that could act flights up and down the east coast. here are live images of flights and their paths they take over there so could cause some delays. down in puerto rico they did have some problems with the airport down there because of bertha but it didn't have to actually close it so things are looking good for that. but just something you want to watch up and down the east coast if you're flying today. bertha should is now a tropical storm. chicago and detroit could see thundershowers today. you see some of them rolling throughout right now. out in minneapolis saint paul fog in the morning, no thundershowers expected.
in the morning msp could give you some problems. houston thundershowers, thundershowers in denver, thundershowers in salt lake city. san francisco could see some thundershowers today causing delays going to sfo. at lax the low cloud cover sort of like fog but a little higher could cause a delay in flights there. should clear out later on today. eva back to you. >> two women who were nearly killed on the tracks tracks by a freight train are now facing charges. it happened last month on a trestle bridge in indiana. the women survived by laying flat on the tracks. the train which recorded the near tragedy passed over them by mere inches. a conviction fortress passing could result in a six month jail sentence and a $1,000 fine sponge little leaguers are headed to virginia to defend south jersey. the action cam caught the marlton reds hard at work. the team holds the title for the cal rip kin middle atlantic regional championship.
saturday they will compete against seven other best teams in the country at the 10 year old world series. good luck to them. >> score some runs, keep the other team off the scoreboard, that usually works, right. 4:53 now a girl is missing, her parents wait add day to call police. this story is next on "action news." >> viewer video captures the seconds after a house collapsed in camden. a car crashed into the home. we're live at 5:00 ♪
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burn area warmer or the pilot light. they also can't figure out why the propane leaked. a mother and her daughter were killed. two other people are still being treated. nine others have been treated and released. >> police in washington state are looking for a six-year-old girl who was missing for a day before her parents report the her missing to police. the parents of denise wright have agreed to take lie detectors tests and allow officers to search their trailer home. yesterday welfare workers removed two other children from the home. about 80 police officers k-9s and volunteers have searched the area in and around that trailer park. he became the face of gun control in the united states. jim brady died yesterday at the age of 73. brady was shot in the head during the attempted assassination of his boss. president ronald reagan was shot in the chest. brady was one of three others hit by bullets from the gun of john hinckley jr. brady suffered permanent brain
damage but devoted the rest of his life to fighting gun violence. the law signed by president clinton requiring background checks of all gun buyers bears brady's name. >> 4:57 now. still ahead the next half hour of "action news" details on the search for a person of interest in the killing of a delaware county woman and the community's outpouring of support. >> and one state is launch agnew campaign to keep kids from getting locked in hot cars. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> good morning everyone, just a hair shy of 5 o'clock on this tuesday, august 5th. tam is off. eva pilgrim joins us. we begin with developing news. >> a wild ride. a car slams into a home in camden. action cam is there as crews look for anyone trapped under the rubble.
>> all is quiet for now gaza. israel and hamas have agreed a humanitarian ceasefire. >> philadelphia police say the man accused of gunning down an innocent three year old girl is now behind bars. >> we have your weather and traffic previews with david and karen. good morning. >> good morning, guys. we're off to a fairly decent start out there, still feels kind of muggy but satellite shows you most of our intense cloud is over south jersey, cloud cover i should say and over toward the shore, southeastern pennsylvania looking fairly clear. there are some areas of some patchy fog over parts of new jersey in particular this morning so be careful if you run into that. 71 degrees and muggy in philadelphia, 62 in allentown a-little better up in the lehigh valley. 65 in wilmington and reading. 65 in trenton and 69 in sea isle city. as we take a look at the afternoon call, it does look like it's going to be warm. 78 degrees by 9:00 and then 85 by noon. your high today at 3 o'clock will be 89 degrees. winds on the light side. however, winds are coming down genderly out of the