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. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala program. meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday, august 6th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and here's what's happening. >> we could learn more today about the suspicious death of a mother found in a northeast philadelphia park. >> top international health officials will meet today to discuss fears surrounding the ebola virus and how to stop it from spreading. >> a change is coming. we're tracking a cold front that will drop temperatures for the end of the week. >> be like magic. david murphy is here with that. karen rogers looking at traffic. good morning. >> let's waive our magic wand and see if we can get rid of any rain this morning. we had a couple cells trying to make it towards the region last night.
most fell apart. now there's another batch out by pittsburgh. looks like we'll start out fairly bright but then wind up with sun and clouds and eventually a couple spotty showers or thunderstorms may try to pop through later today. not a lot of that, though. 72 in philadelphia right now, 65 in allentown. not feeling all that humid as you step outside which is nice and as we move out the door between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 looks like we'll be in the low 70's, fairly comfortable, partly cloudy skies overall. some of you may break into full sunshine. as we roll through the day it's a warm one. 74 by 9 o'clock, 81 by noon. and then your high today is the 3 o'clock is going to be that 86-degree high. winds not all that strong, just slightly breezy and while we're posting the chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm doesn't look like there's much of a chance of that, it's just something to keep in mind. at steel stacks tonight the big slow at musikfest is steely dan at 8:30. looks like partly cloudy conditions, a light north wind and 72 degrees by the time steely dan takes the stage. not bad. your accuweather 7-day coming up karen. >> i'll be at musikfest this afternoon meeting and greeting
with everybody. right now we're taking a live look at 202. we have a problem. this is right near 401. you can see the flashing lights. a disabled vehicle is blocking the right lane here in malvern so watch for this. looks like we have a tow truck on the scene with this one and track can get by but causing a slowing on 202 northbound as you head near 401 watch for that disabled vehicle out there blocking the right lane right now. here in limerick montgomery county an early morning problem here a-disabled vehicle partially blocking traffic here as well. ridge pike at rupert road. we've had a lot of disabled vehicles out there in the early hours here having too and crews are already on the scene with this one. the big picture on the blue route schuylkill i-95 in pretty good shape with speeds mostly in the 50's right now, matt. >> thank you, karen. detectives continue searching for clues in the case of a woman who was found dead in pennypack park and neighbors are even further on edge now that police wonder if this may be the work of a serial rapist. "action news" reporter
katherine scott is live at police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the cause of death has not yet been determined, so when that is, that can certainly shed some more light on this situation but we do know homicide detectives have taken over this case. you can see homicide detectives yesterday evening in pennypack park around the chris opinion recreation center it's in the area of holme and convent which is near where this lady was found. the body of 46-year-old connie mcclain-murray was found around 6:00 yesterday morning by a woman walking her dog. sources told "action news" it appeared the victim had been strangled and there were signs of a struggle. they were also investigating if she had been sexually assaulted: mcclain-murray had gone for a walk around 9:00 91 night and when she didn't return around 11:00 p.m. her husband and daughter went out ot looking for her. they filed a missing persons report several hours later. they're hoping someone has information and will come forward.
>> if anyone saw her jogging or if anyone knows of anything or heard anything they should give us a call and pass along that information to our investigators. >> reporter: and mcclain-murray's body was found not too far from where some sexual assaults took place that have been connected to the pennypack rapist but again this has not been connected so far but it does have people in that area on edge. we are expecting the medical examiner's report to be released today. we are live at police headquarters, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> okay, thanks so much katherine. new on "action news," it's not a crime to deposit checks and withdraw cash except when the checks are worthless. philadelphia police say the woman in these surveillance pictures got away with more than $20,000 by depositing fraudulent checks at susquehanna bank and td bank machines. if you recognize her, police would like a call. >> happening today, philadelphia mayor michael nutter will lobby for a cigarette tax hike at a pennsylvania senate appropriations committee hearing in city hall.
the mayor says the tax increase is desperately needed to help fund the city schools. city councilman kenyatta johnson led a rally in center city yesterday that drew support for the two dollars per pack height. school officials say if they don't get the added revenue by august 15th, they will begin sending out layoff notices to 1300 school employees. >> the husband of the second american aide worker recently diagnosed with ebola says his wife is weak but showing signs of improvement. 59-year-old nancy writebol is now at emory university hospital in atlanta where she is taking an experimental drug. she and her colleague, dr. kent brantly who is also at emory contracted the disease while treating ebola patients in africa. the world health organization is beginning a two-day emergency meeting today to discuss new measures to tackle the virus. the latest outbreak of the disease in africa has killed 887 people. an american general was
killed in an ambush in afghanistan. major general harold j. green was shot to death by a gunman dressed as an afghan soldier. greene was the highest ranking officer killed in combat since 1970 during the vietnam war. the shooting happened at a camp west of kabul as gunmen sprayed bullets during a meet pentagon of allied troops much 15 people were wounded. the gunman was also killed. "good morning america" will further examine the effects of the ebola outbreak and look at american general who was killed. that's coming up at 7:00 a.m. right after "action news." >> in terms of our whether it has been rather calm these days. >> yeah, it has been. looks like another mainly calm day today, too, matt. right now we've got storm tracker 6 live double scan and we are showing precipitation-free tuesday morning -- tuesday, right, wednesday morning commute conditions and as we take a look outside, didn't want to scare everybody there, it is
wednesday, we've got penn's landing and calm weather on the ocean right around the river i should say right now. we are looking at light winds across the region and fairly comfortable conditions. 72 degrees outside in philadelphia currently. 65 in allentown. 64 in reading, 67 trenton, 72 in both sea isle city and at the boardwalk in atlantic city and again, humidity below what we would consider humid in most cases. future tracker 6 shows that you between noon and 4 o'clock it's clouds mixing with some sunny breaks. there is the slight chance of a little pop-up shower or perhaps a thunderstorm in just a couple of neighborhoods but it doesn't look like it will be everywhere nor does it look like it will last all that long. we'll be on the lookout for something popping up into the evening as well but in general it doesn't look too bad. up in allentown this afternoon, 82 degrees, clouds and sun. we're allowing for a spotty storm but even up in the lehigh valley i don't think you see very much of that today. down the shore mainly dry conditions. of course if you hear thunder get avenue the beach but chances appear to be pretty low for that. sun and clouds 78 degrees by
noon and 83 degrees by 3 o'clock on the beach. your ocean temperatures are up in the low to mid 70's so that's good. the bad thing about the ocean is that we still have bertha passing us by and that means we are getting a lot of on shore flow because of that storm off the coast and that's creating some large swells and of course rip currents form when you get all that water pushed up on the ocean and then it has to work its way back out to sea. it does that in a narrow channel. obviously you want to swim either bar left lane to the beach to the north or south to get out of that rip current today. sun and clouds then in philadelphia, a spotty thunderstorm can't be ruled out but most of you don't see it. 86 degrees is your forecast high. 73 by 8:00, 79 by 11:00 and four by 2 o'clock with our high of 86 degrees hitting at about 3 o'clock this afternoon. for the phillies tonight, 81 for the first pitch, 76 at the end of the game under partly cloudy skies. likely dry there. and your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast shows that high of 86 today with a mix of clouds and sun. now, tomorrow sunny and nice,
84 degrees. and then partly sunny on friday, 83. so, a real nice way to end the work week. as for the weekend, saturday a mix of sun and clouds, 84. it looks pretty good for the union soccer game at night and the phillies at night and then sunday we have a mix of clouds with sun, maybe a few more clouds on sunday, 82 which is a nice high. we will be keeping our eyes on a system down to the south that might try and push some rain up from the south and east but for now it looks like it's going to be a dry sunday. and then monday okay, another thunderstorm possible by tuesday. >> gotcha' david. >> thanks so much. >> 5:09 now. life in the digital age got more dangerous. a russian crime ring had amassed 1.2 billion user name and password combinations. >> here's something you don't hear about every day. an otter attack sends a grandmother and a boy to a hospital. karen. >> looking at i-95 right here, nice and clear, roads are dry and no problem out here near the commodore barry bridge. we're going to check the blue route and head into new jersey coming up. >> and a little boy from central pennsylvania gaining
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traffic report. we're going to start out live right now and you know what, it is a good wednesday morning. we've got no problems right here on the blue route at the mid county tolls. you see southbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill moving nicely, roads are clear, roads are dry and we're good to go right now. that's the blue route. how about 202? let's see what it looks like in king of prussia as we switch our camera view and on 202 we're seeing no problems there either as we scan around your majors not getting reports of any accidents. this is 202 near the schuylkill northbound traffic right there and you could see traffic moving fine on 202 near king of prussia. no problems right here as you're headed out the door. let's check the maps here with the new jersey overview. we've got euro 42 moving fine at 55 miles an hour. 55 heading into 42 about 57 and you see no problem on 295 or the new jersey turnpike. we mentioned 42 and as you're traveling near turnersville in our commuter traffic report we have people saying the road conditions that's out there on 42 and watch for that however. we've got more lanes available than we normally do so that
traffic construction there that's been causing you so many headaches in the early morning hours is looking a little bit better on 42. how about the temperatures? not bad. 60 degrees in quakertown, pretty comfortable. 68 in center city. and like the past couple mornings no fog in the area. roads are clear and dry so no weather related problems for your early morning commute. 66 in hammonton and 66 in dover right now. and a little later on today, 86 for your high. it's warm with clouds and sun, a spotty thunderstorm but that shouldn't impact your evening commute too much. it will just be spotty. matt and erin. >> thanks so much, karen. new on "action news," the cause of death is still not known after an autopsy was performed on a nine-year-old harrisburg boy who was found dead in his home last week. the coroner has now called for further testing. it could be weeks before we know what exactly caused the death of jared pepco junior. police found the boy dead on the floor which was covered in
his own feces. the boy died four days prior but his father did not tell anyone. no one has been charged for the boy's death. a report says russian hackers have stole he len 1.2 billion user names and pass words. wisconsin based hold security uncovered this breach which may be the biggest theft of internet credentials in history. the firm told the new york times the cyber crooks stole from more than 420,000 web sites. experts believe the data is being used for spam and junk mail as opposed to being sold for identity theft purposes. >> ryan howard may be having a horrible season with the phillies. last night he was a hero as his bat ended a game that had already lasted more than five hours. the phillies and astros, excuse me, were locked in a one-one draw in the 15th inning. howard came up to the plate and singled in the winning run. the phillies walked off the field with a two to one win. the two teams play each other again tonight.
the absence of eagles wide receiver jeremy maclin for part of practice gave rookie jordan matthews to catch more football. they say he's the most impressive new guy on the team right now. we're just two days away from the preseason opener. join us for our exports special great expectation live from chicago friday 7:30 p.m. followed by the game at 8:00 right here on 6abc. >> mcdonald's has the need for speed as it's going to be testing out a drive through system. details coming up. >> a breakfast staple that sizzles is sizzling those extra bills out of your wallet. >> of course you can stay on top of the changing weather situation with the new 6abc.com. just visit 6abc.com/weather for storm tracker 6 radar. both the hourly and the seven-day forecasts.
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state are back home and recovering. one has hundreds of stitches to her face head and body. lelani grove helped pull the otter off of her grandson as lelani grove helped pull the in pilchuck river. officials say otter attacks on humans are rare but when it does happen they are usually protecting their young. >> that was hard to watch. >> it is. but the grandmom helping that boy. let's take a look at the ben franklin bridge and check out the track this morning. we're looking pretty good with no problems on the ben this morning and the burlington bristol bridge was down, it's back opened after a bridge opening in and traffic is moving there as well so bridges are in pretty good shape. how about mass transit? we are on time so far. you might want to take the sports express train for the phils tonight at 7:05. dave, the sports express train starts after 6:08. >> phils won last night, too. transit planner catching the el or the bus 74 degrees by 9 o'clock, 81 by noon. we're already into the low 70's in most neighborhoods. that's your high, 86 at 3 o'clock. there's a slight chance of a spotty thunderstorm during the
afternoon hours and evening hours but most of you are not going to see that. it does look like it's few and far between just like yesterday. on the big board at the airport, all green aircraft and it doesn't look like we have any rain reportd in any of our most common travel destinations. today's high in philadelphia again 86 degrees and fairly tranquil weather. also not all that humid, guys. that's always nice. >> thanks so much, david. in health check this morning, a north texas woman has shatter add world record only a mother could. the 26-year-old has donated roughly 414 gallons of breast milk after giving birth four years ago the woman realized she overproduced averaging more than a gallon of milk a day. all of her excess milk went to a milk bank that provides donor milk to premature and sick babies. the previous record belonged to a woman from lancaster county. a new study has revealed that eating baked or broiled fish weekly is good for the brain. the study shows people who ate
a diet that included baked broiled but not fried fish have larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition. health experts say the anti oxidant effect of omega-3 fatty acids found in some fish also have been associated with improved health. >> stock futures are dipping into the red this morning after yet another rough day for the broad erin disseason wall street. abc's devin dwyer explains some of the selling in america's money. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money stocks opened today at their lowest level since may. a major tumble sent the dow falling 140 points yesterday, the nasdaq lost 31 points and the s & p down by 19. this morning asian markets followed suit. subaru was s recalling thousands of olderrer cars because of a possible air bag problem. the recall involves five models. the baja legacy outbreak impress is a and saab nine-2x. the price of bacon reached a record high. it sells for just over six
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project this saturday. the bad news is that it could create delays. the construction will target areas in haverford and radnor townships in delaware county, also lower merion township and montgomery county. crews will work between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the job is expected to be completed over the next two months. >> in the morning buzz talking about something happening in northeastern pennsylvania. i know we said central before. it's northeastern patch the wayne county fair our sister station wnep was up there covering it and ran into this boy named noah ritter five year old and asked him about one of the rides at the county fair and he just sort of took off with it. >> what did you think about the ride? >> it was great. i've never been on live television before but sometimes i don't watch the -- i don't watch the news 'cause i'm a kid and apparently every time -- apparently grandpa just gives me the remote after
he watch the powerball. >> and he could have gone on but it was actually live and he only had so much time but that's noah ritter. expect big things out of him but he's really focused on what's coming up in the fall because he's going to kindergarten. >> wow. good for him. i don't recall hearing anything about the ride but i did like his commentary on the news. 5:27 now. all new in the next half hour of "action news" two people including a teenager were hurt after gunfire rang out in west philadelphia overnight. we'll have the details. >> and a kitten is rescued from horrifying abuse which
>> ♪ >> homicide detectives comb a philadelphia park where a woman was found dead. the investigation points to foul play. >> bullets fly on a philadelphia street overnight wounding two people including a teenager. >> accuweather is tracking the a teenager. and some thunderstorms. good morning everyone. just about 5:30 on this wednesday, august 6th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us.
>> good morning. >> good morning. >> we're going take a look at weather and traffic with david and karen. good morning, guys. >> on the big board we have satellite to start you out. looks like there's clouds out to the west that may try and streak in as the day goes on after a somewhat bright start. there's a couple showers and maybe an odd thunderstorm that might try and pop up later this morning and into the afternoon but that's a very small chance. 72 degrees if philadelphia right now. 65 in allentown. 67 in wilmington. 68 in millville and low 70's down the shore. and as we take a look at where things are going as we head out the door looks like low 70's between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock, partly cloudy and fairly comfortable with humidity on the relatively low side. as we roll through the day, 74 by 9 o'clock, 81 degrees by noon and then 86 by 3 o'clock. that is going to be your high today before we go back down to 82 at 6 o'clock am i. posting that afternoon or evening thunderstorm but again most areas probably do not see that. at musikfest tonight it's steely dan at steel stacks for the main show at 8:30, partly cloudy, a light north wind, 72 d