tv Action News 600 AM ABC May 14, 2015 6:00am-6:31am EDT
good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this thursday, may 14. here's what's happening. >> as crews continue the pains taking process of clearing the toppled train cars we're learning more about the man at the controls at the time of the crash. >> 7 people are dead we'll have more on our coverage this morning. >> let's go over to david
murphy. >> reporter: we have winds coming from the direction that would get us colder. the cloud cover that did pop up yesterday afternoon, off the maps now as high pressure builds in. we have bright sunshine over the horizon. 50 degrees currently in philadelphia. most suburbs in the 40s at this point. allentown at 42. we as we take a look at the strap -- storm tracker 6 live app, 54. noon 66 degrees, 73 degrees around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. before sliding back to 7 #. low humidity and lighter wind and nice conditions this afternoon. pollen count medium high, not as bad as earlier in the week. looks like it stay in the same ballpark straight through under. karen rogers what are the roads looking like this morning? >> reporter: we have a head-on
collision, four people injured northeast philadelphia. a serious accident that is shutting down welsh road blocked between alburger avenue and alton road. you can see the demolished vehicles and get a sense of how serious the accident is. avoid the area in northeast philadelphia. stick to bloomfield or red lion road to deal with the closure in northeast philadelphia. now going ton to mass transit this is a big impact in the morning commute no amtrak service between philadelphia and new york city, everything there is canceled. elsewhere running on a modified schedule between washington, d.c. and philadelphia. new york city and boston and harrisburg and philadelphia. new jersey transit, if you get to trenton you can use your amtrak tickets trenton to new york city, they are honoring tickets there. new jersey transit rail ride is shuttle busing between 30th street and pennsauken.
patco is honoring ac rail line tickets as well as amtrak to help you out with that. market frankford line another alternative. trenton line is canceled. west trenton line they have added extra cars. cherry hill west delays, airport line seeing 20 minute delays this morning. >> of course we are starting with the latest of amtrak 188le we're getting a clearer picture of the moments leading up to the crash. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is live at the scene in port richmond. good morning katherine. >> reporter: good morning tam we know the train was going twice the speed limit. the question is what was happening in the moments leading up to the crash. police barricades are in the neighborhood. chopper 6 is overhead you can see the work being done at the
tracks. the big crane removing the cars, a lot of work being done, as that is happening we're learning about the engineer. overnight crews worked at the site of the amtrak crash that claimed the lives of 7 people and injured 200. sources have identified the engineer as 32 brandon bostian of queens new york. block box indicates the train was going 106-mile an hour that approached the curve with a 50-mile an hour speed limit. the engineer applied the brakes moments before the crash but only slowed it to 102. the speed limit before the bend is 80. >> our mission is to find out what happened and why it happened so we can prevent it from happening again. >> reporter: the surveillance footage caught the train speeding at the top right of the scene, several moments later you
see bright flashes of lights as the power lionels came down. borcht has refused to talk -- bostian has refused to talk to investigators. he was a conductor, and clerk for target. his lawyer said he doesn't remember what happened. >> he was pulling into speed restricted track on speed restricted track and the next thing he recalls is waking up and looking for his cell phone. >> reporter: mayor nutter was upset to learn how fast the train was going. >> unless there's some other explanation for his condition if something happened or some kind of trauma to him, we need to know exactly why you were going 106 miles per hour. >> reporter: we do know the engine was less than a year old the track had been inspected hours before the crash and no defects were found. they did mention the black box was recovered and there there is a
video camera at the back and front of the train that could help with the what happened. >> there are seven people confirmed dead including jim gains 48 father's day the two. abid gilani was also killed. derrick griffith the acting dean of affairs at medicine -- evers college in. justin zemser was on his way home when the train derailed and rachel jacobs. there's another person uncontacted including bob guildersleeve. riders were tossed all over the place when the train crashed on the curve and climbed out windows or the roof of the over turned cars.
>> the car was tipping over it was the blackness of flipping in the dark. >> passenger jeff cutler suffered injuries to his head and leg. the west oak lane native lives in brooklyn and grateful. >> i'm mobile i can walk, slight limp, but there's no break, i'm lucky. i'm lucky i'm standing here. >> many. injured are already hiring attorneys to consider legal action. >> amtrak set up a hot line for anyone trying to connect with a loved one on the train. (800)523-9101. police check in call the number right away. >> the human toll is immense and now that one of the busiest sections of amtrak's northeast corridor has been closed for more than a day we must consider the financial toll. maribel abers continues the
coverage live at the nasdaq. >> reporter: the amtrak derailment is having an economic impact costing $100 million. because of transportation lost and productivity. american airline added two flights between laguardia and washington. there were no seats left on wednesday's shuttle flights between new york and washington. grayhound has added 16 more scheduled trims between new york, philadelphia and washington. mega bus said it was working to add trips to accommodate increased demands. >> stock also -- stocks ended where they started on wednesday. now futures are pointing to a higher open. back to you, tam. >> our coverage of train derailment continues at
6abc.com, you'll findment latest information being posted and photos of the aftermath. >> colder in areas. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we are dry, heading outside chilly conditions this morning every now and then the camera bounces here and there because we have winds in the mid teens but in a lot of areas across the region we're actually looking at single-digit winds. 50 degrees in philadelphia. 47 in wilmington. 47 in trenton. 43 in allentown and 43 in reading. low 50s down by the shore. satellite and radar showing there's no rain and very little cloud cover as overnight the last of the clouds that formed yesterday have eroded and evaporated. up in allentown mostly sunny and pleasant afternoon. a cool start high later of 71 degrees, less wind than yesterday. down the shore we're back in the
60s in most spots, 68 in atlantic city. lots of sun and cool conditions there. in philadelphia, high of 73 degrees, pleasant of sunshine, less wind the winds running 7 to 14 miles per hour out of the north. low humidity and altogether beautiful conditions later today. 54 degrees by 8:00 a.m. a good morning to get exercise in by 2:00 p.m. 71 degrees, this afternoon's high, 73. probably later in the day 3:30, 4:00 p.m., we'll be holding on to the low 70s by 5:00 p.m. citizens bank park will be alive with day baseball, game four between the phillies and pirates. 69 degrees for the first pitch. 73 in the 9th inning. a gorgeous day for baseball at citizens bank park. tomorrow the temperatures climb a bit. 76 is the high.
sun and clouds, there could be a shower popping through the northern suburbs at night but during the day we're dry and in the evening most of us are dry on friday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny and nice 73. tomorrow, 76 partly sunny skies and another nice day. saturday things start to change. the warm front is farther to the north an cold front to the west that puts us in the warm and humid sector of the storm system. 85 degrees is the high. there's a chance of pop-up thunderstorm in the evening. make plans to head indoors if you hear a rumble of thunder on saturday. sunday warm, another high of 835. any other thunderstorms that pop up you on sunday are more sparse than saturday. i wouldn't cancel my plans react if you hear the thunder. we're back in the 70s cooler starting monday. >> we're following a developing
story in the philippines where a factory fire left dozens trapped and the death toll is rising. >> reporter: we're looking live on the schuylkill expressway we can see a disabled vehicle off to the side. we have a fire location causing a problem we'll take you live to the scene when "action news" comes right back.
>> 6:15, chopper 6 is live over breaking news, a fire that is pouring smoke into the sky in north philadelphia happening on north broad street north of the campus of temple university. firefighters say it broke out at a chinese take-out restaurant and seemed to have spread upwards. they had to rescue people out of the building. everybody has been taken out safely. they are trying to get the fire extinguished at this chinese restaurant. >> we'll keep an eye on this, let's go over to karen rogers for the morning commute. >> reporter: as chopper zooms out we have a lot of emergency workers on the scene. thanks chopper for that. looking live north philadelphia. looking live north broad we have
a number of firefighters police officers on the scene right here, and this over to the side right here is susquehanna avenue we're seeing restrictions stick to 13th or 16th as the alternates. a lot of crews on the scene in north philadelphia. we have other problems, slow speeds on i-95 cottman nod too bad. slowing at girard. we'll have closures fairmont park kelly drive is shutting down between strawberry mansion drive and mountain green drive from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. saturday. the phils play at 1:05 you'll see extra congestion in south philadelphia. we want to take you to this other location that's a problem in northeast philadelphia, a serious accident accident look at the wreckage of these vehicles the head-on collision four people injured at this point, welsh road remains
blocked in northeast philadelphia. stick to bloomfield or red lion road as workers on the scene trying to help with that one through the area causing problems right now. that's the closure of welsh road. i-95 southbound traffic really starting to jam from academy to cottman and the betsy ross bridge to girard. no weather-related problems we'll see sun glare with bright sunshine 50 degrees, cool in spots with some of the suburbs in the 40s a nice, spring day ahead. developing this morning a factory fire in the philippines killed 7 # -- 72 people. the blaze trapped workers in the building's second floor where iron grills on windows prevented their escape. police have open a criminal investigation. a jury in boston is deliberating whether dzhokhar tsarnaev will spend life in prison or die from lethal
injection. the jury has to get to a unanimous decision for the death penalty. 3 people em were killed and -- 3 people were killed and 200 wounded at the boston marathon finish line. cool out there this morning, this morning put light jackets on the kids. this afternoon not too bad getting into the low 70s across the region. so shorts and ts work, what about the weekend we'll talk about that coming up. i have the day planner forecast and i'll get you to the airport and we'll talk about severe weather across the country in case you're traveling that's all coming up.
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on 422 eastbound traffic heading toward king of prussia heavy from oaks to 23. no accidents causing huge delays just the normal slow go. new jersey, 42, coming in from deptford turnersville a little building volume. >> reporter: many neighborhoods in the 40s but we'll i improve to 59 by 9:00 a.m. lots of sunshine, less wind than yesterday and pleasant conditions. the high is 73 probably around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. checking the wide view on radar across the country a lot of showers pushing into st. louis i say getting into chicago. no severe weather on the maps. severe thunderstorms away from any population centers. as we check the big board at the airport, all green aircraft up and down the pike in our most commonly traveled destinations and no rain in either spot.
>> "action news" conducted in an undercover investigation havings in concerns over children and their trims to schools their safety may be at risk. wewendy saltzman has a look at the report. >> reporter: this is one of the busiest intersection of the city. tonight we'll show you the potential dangers we caught on camera. this tipster contacted us after getting no results. we'll show you what we found and this public servant's shocking response. >> i'm not standing out there in the street and stopping traffic. you get out there and stop traffic. >> reporter: what police are doing to make make sure your kids are safe. this is on "action news" tonight at 11:00 p.m. >> consumer reports investigation shows nearly a third of the sunscreens that are tested fell short of their
promised protections. three of the products fell short of spf of 30. the you don't have to break the bank on expensive product to get decent production. so-called natural sunscreens don't work well, at all. >> next and new at 6:00. the drug scare at a berks county school that sent a student to the hospital. katherine scott is live along the amtrak northeast corridor. good morning katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam we're learning about 89 moments leading up to the deadly amtrak crash we're live with all the latest details on the investigation coming up at 6:30.
>> new at 6:00 a.m. a berks county school district is dealing with a startling drug problem. a student overdosed on heroin during class. when police showed up they found another student with heroin and a needle. the school district is developing a drug education task force. the fbi has reopened a local cold case. robert keck disappeared in 1979. agents are focusing their attention around a abandoned trailer in earl township berks county. frustrated homeowners devastated by super-storm sandy will demand their voices be
heard, the grass roots stop fema will rally outside the state house. 89 state's community affair department said it completed more than half of the grant applications that have been approved so far. the massive effort to remove wrecked rail cars in port richmond goes on. >> chopper 6 is over the scene along the tracks. a live update on the investigation into what caused amtrak 188 to topple off of them is next.
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the first time since learning he is among the victims of the deadly amtrak derailment. >> had such a system been installed in this section of track this accident would not have occurred. >> a stunning admission from federal officials we have the latest information on the investigation into the railway disaster and what might have caused it. >> good morning everyone, 6:30 thursday, first up, weather and traffic. >> reporter: starting out chilly this morning, nice and bright with the sun up over the horizon. satellite we had cloud cover yesterday and overnight. high pressure is causing that to evaporate and go the way of of the wind. 50 degrees in philadelphia. most of the suburbs in the 40s allentown, 42. 43 in reading and lancaster. 47 in wilmington and trenton. low 50s down the shore. as we head through the day things turn for the better. 54 at 8:00