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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this friday, may 15. here's what's happening. >> a new question emerges in the amtrak train derailment why was the train accelerating as it supposed to be slowing down. >> the first lawsuit stemming from the derailment has been filed. >> accuweather is tracking warmer air this weekend with a few showers and thunderstorms. >> let's find out the details on that and karen rogers is watching the commute. good morning. >> reporter: no problems this morning, we have a little bit more cloud cover around than yesterday, as satellite shows the cloud cover filtering through. we do think it will be high and thin enough where you'll see sun, but no bright blue skies we had yesterday from end to end. 57 in philadelphia.
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52 in wilmington. 47 in allentown and 54 in sea isle city. this afternoon things get warm again. 8:00, 58. noon, 69. 3:00 p.m., 76 degrees that's the high today a few degrees better than yesterday, 71 by 6:00 p.m. humidity still low the clouds building as the day goes on. the pollen count is still in the medium high range and still more or less the same this weekend. of course, this weekend we get warmer and humid we'll talk about that and show them to you on future tracker 6 coming up in a couple of minutes. >> reporter: we spotted a car in the grassy medium, i-95 southbound between woodhaven and academy roads. looks like an accident from the overnight. nobody in the vehicle. southbound jammed as people slow down to check it out lego is from woodhaven to academy. kelly drive is closed that means
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extra congestion on the schuylkill expressway. the regatta because of that doesn't reopen until saturday at 6:00 p.m. amtrak no service between philadelphia and new york city, officials hope to resume service on monday and perhaps full service on tuesday. modified schedule between philadelphia and washington, d.c. philadelphia and harrisburg running on time. so are septa subways at this point. looking better there. new jersey transit is honoring amtrak tickets. atlantic city rail line resuming regular service between 30th and pennsauken. the river line is honoring amtrak tickets. instead of taking the trenton line park at the park and ride corn well heights you can take a free shuttle to the transportation and use the market franker folder el. the market frankford line is
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running express today. engineer at the controls of the amtrak train agreed to talk to the ntsb just as his previous rants on train safety surfaced. katherine scott is live at the scene in port richmond to update what we don't know. >> reporter: the investigators are looking at why the train sped up instead of slowing down. we're starting to learn about the engineer. apparently in the past he shared concerns about train safety and how railroads should be more pro active in adopting safety technology. 32-year-old engineer brandon bostian of queens new york was
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at the controls when amtrak 188 derailed killing 8 people and injuring 200. they don't know what caused the crash. friends described him as friendly and involved in the compliewnt. >> he was -- community. he was a nice guy and looking to help people and be a part of a supportive group and community. >> reporter: new york times is reporting that he had long had concerns for train safety. the post said the railroad company should do more to prevent accidents. the times discussed the lack of safety guards from human error or how fatigue or cutting corners could lead to accidents. an attorney for the engineer says that is client doesn't remember much of the crash but he has agreed to speak with investigators and plans to do so in the coming days. live in port richmond, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> and 8th victim was found
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amid the wreckage yesterday 45-year-old bob guildersleeve of ballot more celebrated his 18th wedding anniversary two days before the crash. 47-year-old laura if i if i finamore jim games and daric griffith and abid gilani and mid shipman justin zemser was on break from the naval academy his funeral is set for today. bruise flips of southwest philadelphia is -- phillips of southwest philadelphia is being treated for brain and spine injuries, he is an amtrak employee catching a ride for free while off duty. his federal lawsuit is seeking damage in excess of $150,000
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from amtrak. 6:06. train crash victim victims and relatives may seek compensation for that, might be be surprised to see the payouts are limited. maribel aber has more details. good morning maribel. good morning, tam, with respect to the amtrak train disaster, the bottom line for victims is $200 million. that's the maximum legal amount they can pay out by law. most rail lines have similar cams. there were efforts to raise the liability to 500 million but those efforts failed. with amtrak service between washington, d.c. and new york suspended. airfare prices have exploded. prices for the one hour flight round trip are ranging between # hundred and $1,000. talking stock it was a big day for stocks, dow jones posted
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a 192 point rally. s&p 500 a record high of 23 points. >> have a good weekend maribel. the world's oldest and largest high school rogue event begins in philadelphia today. -- rowing event begins in philadelphia today. rowers from 180 high school crew teams are competing in the 89th annual race, traffic on kelly drive is being detoured fairmont parkal 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. >> you may need the umbrella tomorrow. >> reporter: as we look outside we do not have any rain out there. we're looking at sun mixing with high clouds. a cool start but a nice, mild finish today. 57 degrees in philadelphia. some suburbs in allentown and reading and millville on or about 47. still in the 40s in trenton and
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mid 50s in sea isle and on the boardwalk in atlantic city. here come the clouds there's enough to allow sun through today. there's shower activity to the west, might see a late shower tonight in and around the region especially up north the better channels would be tomorrow afternoon and sunday afternoon. lehigh valley 77. high clouds, pleasant conditions, down the shore not so warm, 65. cool in atlantic city up to 70 down the coast in cape may. clouds and sun, pretty nice overall. as we take a look at the high in philadelphia today 76 degrees, a high clouds mixing with sunshine, pleasant conditions, wind out of the south southwest at 7 to 14 miles per hour. similar to what we experienced yesterday. as we roll through the day, 58 by 8:00 a.m. 66 by 11:00 a.m. a nice comfortable morning to go out and commerce or walk the pooch. 74 by 2:00 p.m.
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76 by 3:00 p.m. holding on to 73 by 5:00 p.m. if you're heading to the ballgame it's a three game set with the arizona diamondbacks, 70 for the first pitch 61 in the 9th inning, cooler toward the end of the game, maybe you bring along a jacket or sweatshirt to put on as the day goes on. saturday morning there might be a brief scattered passing shower, but it's later in the afternoon, 3:00, 4:00 p.m. we'll be on the look out for spotty thunderstorm activity or heavy showers. in the warm, humid air mass anything that pops could put down a brief, but drenching downpour. don't cancel your plans but make plans to head indoors if one heads your way. in the evening there could be more of that here and there. we roll into sunday morning we start out dry but as we get into the afternoon, a couple of showers possible including drenching downpours. we're warm this weekend with highs in the 80s and the
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spotty precipitation. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 76 degrees not bad still pleasant. tomorrow, humid, getting up to 835 degrees. this weekend very similar to last weekend higher humidity and higher numbers. a spotty thunderstorm on saturday. humid only sunday, 88 is the very warm high, but again a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. and then we go into monday we're cooler again, 75 is the high, feeling comfortable, maybe a shower at night another spotty thunderstorm on tuesday dry again starting wednesday. >> oaky doaky david. more stories you didn't see last night. a freight train could not stop as it hits a truck on the track also. an apple watch is very easy to steal. >> reporter: we have a vehicle off to the side as you travel northbound it's not causing much of a delay. we have an accident on i-95.
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philadelphia international airport. a mild start out there just 57 degrees, 6:13 here on your friday morning. >> what's that guy doing there the guy on the grass. >> reporter: the guy on the grass, good point matt, is the tow truck driver. there's an accident in the grassy median. nonetheless you get the sense there's activity here from the accident scene scene. it was from overnight. i-95 southbound heavy from woodhaven to academy as you pass this on the median. something to watch. so that's the problem on i-95 elsewhere we're looking about 27 miles per hour near girard. schuylkill expressway is in good shape. it's bound to go downhill later for now looking good, kelly drive is shut down for the stotesbury regatta. take mlk drive or the schuylkill expressway instead to get around
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that. new castle, 18th street, levering, market street, because of the monkey hill time trial for the wilmington grand prix this weekend. i love the name. 57 degrees, not as cool as yesterday morning, 49 in trenton. 47 in millville and allentown. no weather-related problems for the morning commute or evening commute. we're dry and nice high of 76. >> new this morning a fast-moving fire at an apartment buildings in gloucester county left a person critically injured. crews arrive in westville before 1:00 a.m., the fire started in a first floor bedroom and spread. one person was treated for smoke. the red cross is assisting four other residents. cell phone video shows a train barreling through a tractor-trailer that had become
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stuck on the tracks in johnson south carolina. the trash derailed one locomotive and one train car. >> the apple watch has a security bug. >> reporter: a security bug in the apple watch if someone steals your device it is easy to reset it could it can be paired with a different iphone. >> reporter: experts say it could be make it more attractive to thieves. >> antiharassments policy it encourages anyone who is subject to demeaning comments to report it toedit and report their bully. >> reporter: most people lose concentration after 8 seconds gold fish manage nine.
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the more we have going on at the time the harder it is to filter out distractions. >> that mean the more people watching this, means they don't remember what we had to say. >> now that you're back on us, focus. new numbers paints a new picture of bullying in the nation's schools. >> reporter: we're dressing the kids in jackets because we're cool, this afternoon, shorts and ts i'll be back with the day planner forecast. i'll be back with the severe weather around the country in case you're traveling.
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house that is worth $400,000. he needs to receive 300,000 applications by mid june to part with the house at market value. my guess he makes more money than that. >> i hate to disagree. i don't think he'll get even close. >> reporter: let's take you outside and show you what's looks like on 422 at the saint gabe's curve eastbound traffic a little traffic coming in from phoenixville and collegeville. septa regional rail, don't forget the trenton line is suspended. they added extra service to the west trenton line. head to the cornwell park and ride you can get a free shuttle into market frankford line to get you into the city. by then you're exhausted. >> reporter: 69 degrees by
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9:00 a.m. sun and high clouds today. the high 76 degrees. it's not a bad 76 given the humidity is low today. winds light and despite more cloud cover not a bad day. as we check out the wide view, not a lot of shower activity in the great lakes. florida is sunny. dallas and houston, as we look at the chances of severe weather that's basically it. texas panhandle to an antonio. areas -- san antonio. isolated tornados west of dallas and houston. looks like the showers which chicago are off the board. >> tonight on "action news" at 11:00, wendy saltzman looks at a local charity that didn't follow through on a home give way. here's a preview. >> reporter: a homeless mother and her children said they were promised in front of television cameras they would move into the house in less than 30 days. >> they exploited me and my
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family, they said the house is mine, it's not mainly. >> reporter: why is it still boarded up, i'm wendy saltzman, we go to the charity to find out what happened. >> the lord put this on my heart to finish this. >> reporter: and why this home is still not in liveable condition. don't miss my report on "action news" at 11:00 p.m. going on to "healthcheck" fewer students say they are bullied at schools. they found 22% of students ages 12 to 18 said they were bullied in 2013 that's down 6%. this is the lowest level since 2005 girls are more likely to be bullied than boys and whites more than minorities. roger goodell will make the decision whether to uphold tom
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brady's suspension for deflate gate. a league appointed investigator found brady was generally aware that the game because were deflated to his liking and below the league mandated minimum. next at 6:00 a relative of a eagles great is in trouble with the law. >> reporter: katherine scott has more information on the deadly amtrak derailment. >> federal investigators have released the scene over to amtrak there's a lot of left to do, we'll have more on the investigation coming up at 60:00.
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>> happening today a sentencing day for the man who raped and robbed a woman near a subway station. he was quick convicted of the march 13 attack. he threw the victim to the ground and robbed and raped her and ran off. police spotted smith a short time later he faces a maximum of 80 years in prison. new on "action news" a high school coach in the lehigh valley faces child sex charges. 29 adam bedrick is suspended. the 15-year-old girl performed a sex act on the coach on the lawn last year. he played semi pro football and related to which you can bed
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nairic -- chuck bednaric. a man is accused of growing five hundred pot plant of his home. a fire broke out and they called police they took control of the plants and cash. i'm lynne abraham. when i became philadelphia's da, child victims had to face a judge ...a jury...the public... and testify eye to eye with their attackers. it wasn't right. so i got a constitutional amendment passed allowing children to testify remotely. i'm running for mayor for the same reason --
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our children should come first. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters.
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>> happening now on "action news," amtrak posted a message from irts president and -- it's president and ceo on the
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derailment. >> a helicopter missing in nepal has been found. >> oh, lucille, the king of blues has died. >> let's check weather and traffic with david and karen. >> reporter: another cool start. we have sunshine getting through the high, thin clouds. the clouds look worse on the image than they actually are. 57 degrees in philadelphia. still in the 40s in trenton allentown and reading and millville. 52 in wilmington anne mid 40s along the boardwalks. tgif we made it through a school weekend. 57 on the storm tracker 6 live app right now by 8:00 a.m. 58, 69 by noon, a great morning for commercing or recess outside. 3:00 p.m., 76 warm, comfortable low humidity and clouds gathering as the day goes on. we have relatively high pollen co


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