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are looking for. >> let's go over to david and karen with weather and traffic. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys, we have a cooler morning because the passing front is down to the south and we have blue skies and sunshine. 65 in wilmington, 64 in trenton. still a little bit humid in south jersey as the cooler air continues to descend down from the north and the drier air. 60 degrees in allentown and the spots down south are not bad and getting better. 73 degrees by 9:00 a.m., noon, 79 degrees, 83 by 3:00 p.m. your high of 84 degrees hits around 3:30, we'll wind up at 81 by 6:00 p.m. a nice day that will lead us into a nice night. tonight at musikfest, tonight, the main stage the avett brothers, 74 is the concert time
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temperature. coming up, we'll have the weekend weather it's mainly good. >> reporter: all right, we like that. passyunk avenue, all lanes back open, it's been a bumpy ride, some of the lanes have been paved. we're looking live on the schuylkill expressway at least we have that construction clearing. on the big picture you see speeds in the 50s at this point. phils play at 7:05, you'll see extra congestion in south philadelphia. one issue we have is an earlier accident that brought down a pole and wires in lower salford township, watch for it at harleysville pike. you can avoid it by sticking to hoffman road. instruction blocking on the right lane, northeast extension northbound here lansdale. watch for that. live on the ben franklin bridge. no problems, westbound traffic coming into the city and moving just fine, matt and tam. >> thank you, karen.
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we're starting this morning with breaking news, there's a manhunt underway for a delawareg county man. police say he shot and stabbed his wife to death and is on the run with her young sons. an amber alert has gone out for them. katherine scott is live near the scene in drexel hill good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that's right, pennsylvania state police did issue an amber alert, state police in new york, new jersey and delaware have been notified. a woman in her 30s was killed by her husband and he took off with two young boys. police have been holding the scene in drexel hill as they continue to investigate the case on abbey terrace. police have released the picture of 31-year-old keith belajonas. 6 feet tall, got into a path find with a license plate,
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jdh74477. the woman's body was in the second floor apartment with multiple stab wounds and shot in the head. one of the occupants heard the struggle, he saw belajonas come down the stairs with the kids and one of the children asked is mommy dead. >> we have state police involved there's an amber alert for the automobile. there's a lot of connections to long island or staten island, new york which parentally this guy is originally from. >> and again, i want to give you that description of the vehicle, a gray nissan path finder with pennsylvania license jdh7477. police are still here on the scene they are ray waiting a search warrant -- they are awaiting a search warrant to go inside the apartment, police say
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belajonas is armed and dangerous. >> the body of the u.s. general who was killed in afghanistan on tuesday is scheduled to arrive at dover air force base later this morning. major general harold green is the highest ranking officer killed in combat since 1970 during the vietnam war. an average soldier who was being trained by the u.s. military killed green by a military academy near kabul. he opened fire on green near a bathroom. 15 people were injured before the afghanistan soldier was shot and killed. >> israel has agreed to extend a cease-fire for another 48 hours. the current cease-fire was set to expire at 1:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. netanyahu said his county regrets all the civilian deaths in gaza, but maintains the military assault is justified. in addition to the 1900 palestinians who have died, gaza's infrastructure is
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decimated. 1 million people are without sufficient water and electricity. >> a murder of a woman in pennypack park may not have been an random act. the autopsy shows no sign of sexual assault and little sign of a struggle. >> we did not see much of a sign of struggle. there was minor bruising on her, but not enough to say it was blunt-force trauma. >> investigators say on monday night around 9:00 p.m., murray left her home for a power walk. shortly after that a car pulled up inside her she stopped to talk to the person inside. a few moments later she ended up in a dark corner of the park. murray had her cell phone with her, but it was turned off and a missing. >> police are looking for the 47-year-old man who they say attacked and robbed a woman who was dog sitting at a center city
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home. police identify the suspect as kenneth todd, investigators say todd who has been in and out of jail attacked the woman along the 1400 block of wine street. the woman showed "action news" how she survived a vicious attack. >> i remember he came in, he grabbed me by the throat. i remember not being able to breathe. >> the victim was so badly beaten she was taken to jefferson university hospital. detectives say todd is a transient who is known for committing robbery and assaults in the city. if you know where's there is a $1,000 reward. prosecutors are appealing house arrests john spicer, terry bets and brine norman, defense
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lawyers argue the case is built on the tainted testimony of drug dealers and ex-officers. the bass masters tournament kicks off this afternoon. the best anglers are coming to philadelphia area to fish on the delaware river. the weigh in takes place at the great plaza at penns landing, the tournament starts today and runs through sunday. >> the fish like it when it's rainy and the water gets churned up. makes them excited. >> reporter: they probably don't like it much when they get caught. we used to fish in kansas it was a lot of fun. let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan. there's no precipitation. we're expecting lots of sun coming up over the horizon, you
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can catch that hint of that, some of the tops of the buildings picking up the hint of sunshine coming up over the horizon. we have fading stars above. 68 degrees, the winds is kicking around a little bit out of the north at 10 degrees, it's one of those mornings i can't kuwait wait to get outside on the terrace. i will be doing that. accuweather shows that sweep of clouds that came down with the passing front. is out of here. 8 # is the high, i'm expecting that around 3:30 or 4:00. any way you slice you'll be in the 08 rest this afternoon this is a good one. lie terms across the region, 81 in allentown, 82 in reading. not that much of a variation across the area. we'll be in the low 80s down the shore, pleasant conditions,
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down the shore maybe a lingering rip current, swim next to the lifeguards. the phillies, 79 for the first pitch, 79 in the 9th inning. it's great night for the musikfest, ave the. t brothers, at the steel stacks stage, 7 # -- 74 degrees. our next system is heading toward the east coast, but tracking toward the south. we'll have a nice day tomorrow, clouds and sun saturday and sunday. out to the tropics, this time we're going to the pacific ocean we have two hurricanes, we have a category one and julio is a category 2.
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iselle is coming close to the big island. if you have travel plans hawaii, you're better off on saturday than thursday, that mainland hit with a category one is going to be tough going for the big island in particular. 84 degrees sunny and nice today, around here, nothing weather wise to cause you any problems. another nice one tomorrow, 84 and lots of sun. for the weekend, sun and clouds on saturday, looks like a nice one, 85 degrees, humidity on the low side. sunday, partly sunny and 84. monday nice, this is a great stretch of weather, tuesday a little system comes in that could kick up a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening. the latest model guidance suggests it's out of here and wednesday we may transition back to sunny skies. that's great weather ahead. go see in the phillies go see the union. >> you got it. >> the death toll from the
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ebola virus outbreak continues to rise in africa. hear in the united states, 89cdc has race raised the threat leveling to a new high. >> a monkey snaps a selfie, who owns it? >> reporter: that selfie is better than myselfy. we're dry on the road here, take you live to lionville. >> i think he did a great job on that selfie, he made a smile. first day of school was memorable for students as the teacher came to school with no panels on, why that
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wires an accident in lower salford blocking harleysville pike at route 113. we're seeing slowing northeast extension northbound between lansdale and quakertown we have construction right there that's causing problems blocking the right lane. the construction westbound on the pennsylvania turnpike near willow grove is blocking not one, but two lanes, we have seen speeds of 20 miles per hour, but now 42. see the area of croal. yellow. there's one out there causing a little bit of an issue. let's go to the commuter traffic report, i like this waze app on the ipad. you can scan across the region and see how things are moving at a glance. heading down the shore, the atlantic city expressway or the black horse pike, we had someone talking about construction in folsom on the black horse pike, you meant to watch for that, that construction zone is out
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there. other than construction we're not be lieuing at accidents or problems out there, no weather-related issues organ the roads. 69 in philadelphia, 635 in nillville. 60 in allentown. we have a pretty nice, comfortable day, mostly dry and sun, 84. >> philadelphia health officials have issued their 0 highest health evactuation. the cdc alert means increased staff will be dedicated to the outbreak. it is first time since 2009 that a level one alert has been i should. west africa is experiencing the largest eb -- ebola virus outbreak in history. a school teacher from oklahoma is missing her first week on the job because police say she showed up drunk at school. that's not all, lori hill was
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arrested on monday, police say two other teachers found her in a classroom intoxicated and not wearing any pants. she also facing a public intoxication charge. a southern california woman's trip to a pizza shop took a wild turn. the owner has three monkeys and it shows her clinging to a woman bearing a blue tank top. one of the monkeys darted into the parking lot and one of the monkeys bit her, the owner did not have any special permits, the woman got a tetanus shot. it's -- there's a controversy over a wikipedia
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selfie. british nature photographer objects claims the forevers are being used without his permission. they are claiming the monkey owns the copyright since it's the one to press the shutter button. >> ownership of animals big issue there. not a rush to sender. a woman gets a love letter several decades too late. >> we may find out why that navy man never got a response to the love lette .
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>> local media celebrities went head to head at the night of
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phillies phillies. an investigative reporter got a hit to get her on base, she had been doing a little practice. 200 balance kids were in andyance. >> how many pictures -- attendance. >> how many pictures were there altogether. >> reporter: let's look at the platt bridge, it's clear and dry, that's the westbound traffic heading toward the airport. moving just fine. betsy ross bridge is in the clear, tacony-palmyra is clear. ben franklin bridge we have the construction blocking the right lane, walt whitman bridge eastbound one lane blocked until 3. >> it takes nerve to get out there in front of all those people and do that, pal is a great charity, good for you. 73 degrees by 9:00 a.m., low
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humidity, a little bit of a breeze kicking around. 83 by 3:00 p.m., high of 84 degrees thool hit rnld 3:30, we'll be in the low 80s by 6:00 p.m. nice out there tonight, as well. if you're heading to the pool, the only thing i can tell you about this, it's a great idea as long as you have sunscreen. temperatures in the 80s, goo lather up, because we don't want you to get a burn. >> two love letters from a navy man have finally reached their destination 70 years after they were written. the letters were presented to dorothy at the chicago nursing home where she lives. she had written back and forth to the al who was stationed in san diego. in one letter, he wrote about a regret he had. >> after all you were the last girl i've been out with and i am sort of disgusted with myself for not even trying to kiss you.
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what do you think of that? >> my mother and dad would like that. [laughter]. >> now, dorothy never saw or wrote to him again, she went on to mary someone else an army man and had five children. >> uber has announced a new feature that will save you money. >> police have issued an amber alert saying this man murdered his wife and took off with her two children. a live report is coming up. >> anticipate don't forget you can -- and don't forget you can take the new wherever you go, it's fits tablets and smart phones no matter how small or large your screen. check it out at and
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the 42-year-old trooper was treated for minor injuries and released. >> the philadelphia public school district is getting an advance on $265. governor tom corbett was in court announcing that the state would advance the money to the school directs. superintendent william hite said the district is in the hole of 181 dollars. >> the popular car purchase to slash deals has you sharing cars with strangers. >> the hunt is on for a man who police
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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this thursday, august. we're following a breaking news story. >> a woman is murdered in delaware county and police say her husband is on the run with their two children. we'll have more in a live report. >> developing right now, a massive fire damages three homes in south jersey overnight we have that video. >> hawaii is bracing for its first are major storm in two decades, and another one right behind it. >> we have no trouble with our accuweather, david murphy couldn't wait to get outside to tell you about it. >> reporter: the video we showed


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