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cooker for you today, only today is going to be a little hotter and more humid than yesterday. once again we're looking at plenty of sunshine, high pressure in control, so get the sunglasses ready. warm out there. 73 degrees in philadelphia. just 67 in allentown and trenton. 69 in wilmington. fairly muggy across the region especially as you go farther south. 74 in cape may in case you're extending the labor day holiday weekend. dewpoints the big story. down south in the 70's. all these numbers in the 60's do notice -- or designate noticeable humidity so you're definitely going to feel on the humid side. mainly clear and humid heading out the door this morning, 70 degrees by 6 o'clock, 73 by 8 o'clock and rolling into the afternoon, it is a cooker. 73 degrees by 8 o'clock. by noon, 89. and by 3 o'clock, 93 with a high of 94 degrees today. we'll probably hit that at about 3:30 or 4:00 and then still be close to 90 by the dinner hour. we're looking at some much needed rain a little bit later in the accuweather 7-day forecast. i'll let you know when
that arrives coming up karen. >> all right. hot and sticky on those school buses today but no weather related problems impacting your morning commute. we're looking good here. this is 202 live in chadds ford and you can see traffic here moving very nicely near route one. roads are clear and dry. so, no big problems there but we have a couple of early morning accidents here in montgomery county. so, watch for one mill creek road at grays lane. another accident on gravel pike at snyder road. if you're in pennsauken, new jersey, we still have this water main break. crews are out there right now, they're blocking the right lane. it's 130 southbound right near route 90 so look for that one in pennsauken. overall, though, in the city coming in or out, looking live on the vine street expressway, you are in the clear so far. matt and erin. >> thank you, karen. developing overnight, two philadelphia police officers were in the right place at the right time when a house caught fire along their patrol route. they stopped to wake up the res developments it happened on the 2300 block of east norris street in kensington just before 3 a.m. two additional homes have spoke damage.
nine people are displaced. the red cross is offering to help but thanks to those police officers, no reports of injuries. also developing, homicide detectives are investigating whether drugs played a role in a deadly shooting in the west oak lane neighborhood. the action cam was on the 7100 block of north uber street last night. detectives found a 41-year-old man shot several times outside of a running car. he died at the scene. one bullet pierced the car's window. police recovered a pound of marijuana from the vehicle. no arrests have been made. >> investigators are looking into whether speed was a factor in the crash involving a taxicab that killed two pedestrians in center city. police identified the two victims as 25-year-old amanda digirolamo from phoenixville and 25-year-old bryan botti from baltimore, maryland. the cab struck and killed them yesterday morning at broad and arch streets near philadelphia city hall. both were in town for the made in america festival. >> the witness approximated their speed at being over the
speed limit. that's all i can give you at this point. that has not been confirmed. >> now, police have not released the cab driver's name. he was in a rosemont taxi. a rollover crash in center city last night left at least one person injured. an suv flipped over in the 2000 block of south street after hitting at least one parked car. the driver was rushed to jefferson university hospital. >> if you want to see pope francis at independence mall, tickets will be available online starting this afternoon. details on how to get them coming up in our next half hour. pope francis plans to announce today a new stream lined process for annulling marriage. many catholics have complained the current system is cumbersome costly and often unfair. a group of canon lawyers spent a year studying ways for the vatican to simplify the process. the pope wants the annulments to be made free. >> 5:33 now. families in the philadelphia school district have dusted off the alarm clock as students head back to class this morning. "action news" reporter
katherine scott is live in east falls with more on all the last minute preparations and all those butterflies you get on your first day back to school, katherine. >> reporter: hi, erin, yeah, it's time to head back to class. some have butterflies, some are very sorry to see summer end but however you feel class is starting today at philadelphia public schools and a lot of schools across our area and before all of this class started came the preparations and people were out yesterday getting all those last minute school supplies that they needed. of course some students have already been back to class. they started before labor day but today is the first day for a number of schools including those in the school district of philadelphia. tens of thousands of kids are heading back to city classrooms today and while a lot of the kids look forward to that first day seeing their friends, their teachers, there's that general excitement that accompanies the start of a school year, many do admit they're sorry to see the end of summer. >> are you sad that summer is over. >> yes, i'm very sad.
>> reporter:. >> but i want to see my friends and i'm excited for. that i really like fall. it's my favorite season. >> reporter: so, it won't be long until those alarm bells start ringing and as we do every year, "action news" is going to be with the family as they get up and get ready for that first day of school. so, we'll be heading inside in just a few minutes. stick around. we are live in east falls, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> looking forward to that. thanks so much, katherine. there are plenty of resources for parents on 6abc.com. check out our special back to school section for everything from study tips to healthy breakfast suggestions. you can either use the alarm clock or having parents cheering over their kids saying get outta' here. >> johnny, get up. >> i love these pictures. [laughter] >> storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows that you we are dry for the first day of school for many of our kids.
and as we take a look outside, we have the platt bridge on sky6. sun not up yet but it's coming and it's going to be bright all day long. in fact, it's almost too bad it's going to be so bright because it's also going to be hot and humid today. temperature right now is 73 degrees. dewpoint up there at 68. that's pretty humid. anything over 60 indicates noticeable humidity. winds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. satellite shows you a lack of significant cloud cover for the second straight day. yesterday we had a little low lying cloud cover and fog forming. not looking at that today and the closest significant cloud cover and rain is well off to the north so lots of sun today. we're going for a high of 94 this afternoon which is right in line or at least in the neighborhood of the record high of 96 so we'll challenge the record but probably fall a little short. tomorrow's forecast high 90, also not too far off the record of 94. and we could actually go a little higher than that. so, unusual heat for this time of year and for the first couple of days of school. 73 degrees today by 8 o'clock, 84 by 11 o'clock. not too bad in through the morning but then in the
afternoon we're in the 90's all the way. by 2 o'clock, 92. your high of 94 is around 3:30 or 4 o'clock. it will probably feel like it's more like 100 because of the humidity and 92 is the temperature by 5 o'clock. high temperatures across the region, even up in allentown, we're going to be cooking. 93 degrees and humid there. 94 in reading, 93 in wilmington, 92 in trenton. 80's across much of southern south jersey and down the shore not too bad, 83 in cape may. in fact, a closer look shows that you we're 78 in the water and low 80's up and down the beach. low chance of rip currents but remember, the lifeguards, a lot of them have retired and gone back to school, so be careful swimming if you don't have anybody to guard you on the beach. warm ocean temperatures, though, as is often the case in september. take a look at the phillies call for tonight. 84 degrees for the first pitch, 77 in the ninth inning. it's going to be humid so plan on buying or bringing along some cool drinks and then tomorrow we've got a cold front on the doorstep. it will be hot and humid ahead of it, a high of 90 with even higher humidity and in the evening a shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled
out. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, we're going for a high today of 94 degrees, hot and more humid than yesterday. 90 tomorrow, still sticky with an evening thunderstorm possible and then thursday that's the day that most of us can expect some much needed rain especially in the afternoon and evening. we'll get a high of 85. will it still be humid. there will be some drenching showers, periods of drenching rain. perhaps a you believe can of gusty thunderstorms mixed in so be careful of that. but overall that's good news. unfortunately the rain may come down so fast and furious that in that cases it runs right off into the street and then we have some problems with poor drainage area flooding but in any event some rain no matter what form it takes is better than none. friday improvement. clouds giving way to sun, humidity lowering. saturday looks pretty good with al saturday night thunderstorm and a couple of more showers or thunderstorms around in the afternoon on sunday. >> okay. thanks so much david. >> yeah. >> 5:38. baby swap. a father's emotional plea is heard after claiming his newborn was taken moments after birth. >> it is the biggest movement of people in europe since world war ii. thousands of refugees are
fleeing the brutal violence in syria. karen. >> we're live in new hope checking out i-95 and you could see no problems right here with very light volume. we'll take a look at the schuylkill coming up. >> and we'll chance -- will chants from the crowd to get vice president joe biden to throw his hat in the presidential race. details coming later. ♪
>> ♪ >> hey everyone. good morning. it's 5:41. the adventure aquarium was flashing the dome there on the top which indicates, you know what, you might want to think about getting up for school. it's the first day of school in philadelphia and i'm sure in a lot other communities across the delaware and lehigh valleys. >> wake up. >> my kid's bus stop is at 6:20. >> no. >> right. isn't that wrong? right? it's wrong and i'm really praying my husband is able to get them up and out the door. we'll see. time for your suburban traffic report time. let's see wait looks like out there this morning. we're looking live and you know, what we're looking good on the schuylkill expressway near 202, live in king of prussia, we've got no issues right here. looking good so far this morning. tone gore get a couple accidents happening. gravel pike at snyder road, we have an accident there and another one here also in montgomery county on mill creek road at glaze lane so a couple early morning accidents as you're heading out the door. looking live on the roosevelt boulevard we're already seeing a little more volume than we did during the summer. are you noticing that? that's your southbound traffic headed
towards the schuylkill. more people on the roads, more school buses, everyone heading back to work, back to school. there's people with babies on those cool buses. don't forget to stop when you see the school buses stopping. we're looking at your commuter traffic report. this is burlington county in woodland township. we have been talking about the forest fire. hundreds of acres have burned and we have been smelling smoke along route 72. as we look here we're not getting any reports of other issues affected by that on the roads but just something to watch for if you're there in burlington county. 73 degrees right now in philadelphia. it's warm. today is the day that's going to be rather humid and certainly not. 94 degrees for your high under mostly sunny skies. and if you think mother nature is a little mixed up here, remember fourth of july it was 77. labor day 90 degrees. here we are in september and into the 90's. matt and erin. >> okay, thanks, karen. britain and france are the latest european countries pledging to take in tens of thousands of syrian refugees. the humanitarian crisis is also putting mounting pressure
on the obama administration. the national security council said yesterday that the white house is considering a range of options to become more responsive to the situation. in the past four years, the u.s. has only taken in 1500 refugees from syria. >> new this morning, the couple who claimed their newborn baby was swapped at birth and sold to traffickers has been reunited with their son. the couple who now live in texas delivered the baby in the mother's home country of el salvador in may. the mother says she initially became suspicious when she noticed the features of her newborn differed from the baby she was handed just a day later. the couple decided to have a dna test done. three months later which revealed their son, jacob, was actually not theirs. >> this is a life long injury that's very, very deep and it's horrible. >> well, the parents say they love both babies and hope they can keep the two infants but officials are working to
reunite both families with their babies. authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the doctor. >> ♪ >> union members in pittsburgh told the vice president run, joe, run. joe biden heard those cheers during the city's labor day parade. the vice president was seen zigzagging along the route taking selfies and shaking hands. when asked if he would jump into the 2016 race, biden deflected the question. >> mr. vice president there are a lot of people asking you to run. >> i'm making a lot of nice friends here. good to see you, man. >> people close to biden say he will likely make a decision near the end of this month. >> and during a labor day swing through iowa, hillary clinton said lingering questions about e-mail use as secretary of state have not hurt her presidential campaign. clinton added she doesn't feel a need to apologize because what she did was "allowed." the state department is working with special intelligence to sort through thousands of pages of e-mails. clinton center using a private
server. clinton also spoke out against republican frontrunner donald trump. clinton said she'll be pressing very hard to get specifics on his immigration proposals. trump did not return comment. he will attend a rally against the u.s. nuclear deal with iran in washington later today. >> pennsylvania governor tom wolf was in town to celebrate labor day while republican lawmakers are planning their next move in the budget standoff. the deadline to pass a new state budget passed on june 30th. the legislature will go back into session later this month. the gop which controls both houses says if there is no hope for a deal, it will pass a stop gap plan that would start the money flowing to counties and nonprofit organizations again. wolf has not said if he would sign such a measure. >> time now is 5:46. still ahead on "action news" -- >> the woman who made a disturbing discovery after a trip to the grocery store. david. >> hot and humid later today, so if you're dressing the kids, shorts and t's and it's warm enough right now to stick them in the shorts and t's on the way out the door.
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find evidence of the sea shaped monument. there may be up to 90 stones. some would have stood 15 feet tall in their heyday. >> very mysterious. >> mysterious. >> a woman in michigan says she opened a bag of grapes and a black widow came crawling out. the woman says she bought the grapes at a wal-mart in troy. the store spokesman says they are taking the matter very seriously and are investigating the claims. the woman's brother and boyfriend were able to kill the spider and no one was bitten. >> yuck. >> those plastic containers. >> that was scary. let's check out the roads and see what's happening early this morning as we look live here on route one. this is bensalem bucks county. that's your northbound traffic moving just fine on the route one super highway. no problems at this early hour. weather is cooperating at least on the roads. we're dry. it may be hot later but we're at least dry for all those school buses headed back today. septa regional rails, patco, new jersey transit, dart everything is on time this morning. >> that's good news karen.
warm and muggy out there with 60's and a couple of 70's, on the humid side, though. across the river in south jersey a lot of 70's, a few 60's in through the heart of south jersey and temperatures down along the works are in the 70's. looks like 60's up and down the state of delaware. for your kids welcome back to school and shorts and t's still apply even though the holiday may be over. 72 degrees by 7 o'clock. by noon, 88 today at recess and then by 4 o'clock, when they're probably finishing up getting home from school, 93 degrees. that's coming down from a high of 95 today. and we'll hit that at about 3:30 or maybe closer to 4 o'clock this afternoon. gang, it is going to be hot and humid out there. cool drinks, okay. >> okay. thanks so much, david. president obama has extended paid sick leave for workers on federal contracts. mr. obama signed an executive order guaranteeing them one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours they work. that's up to seven days a year. critics say it will make it harder for small businesses to keep federal contractors. unions, however, support the
measure. nasa astronaut scott kelly got an incredible view of what many people call the northern lights and the southern lights. this is a time lapse of what he saw from the international space station. the bright reds and greens of the auroras are caused by energized particles from the sun interacting with the planet's magnetic fields. >> the owner of a mobile marijuana shop in portland, oregon admits he's using a loophole to give pot away to people who buy a container from his cart. the oregon health authority states that any transfer of pot to or from a dispensary must take place at a registered address. however the owner of the cart nicknamed smoke buddy says all he is selling is containers and customers who buy them get weed for free. portland police say if they receive a complaint about the cart they would respond but they do not plan proactive enforcement. >> time now is 5:52. up next, the driver accused of severely injuring comedian tracy morgan in a crash wants the case thrown out. >> plus, ticket scalpers are
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school. police are now investigating the attack and the students could be charged. fire damaged a million dollar shore house in stone harbor. the blaze reached two alarms yesterday evening. the house is on a cul-de-sac on the 10,000 block of golden gate drive. "action news" obtained photographs taken from the water of smoke pouring from the home. there they are. fortunately no one was hurt. and philadelphia police say they have a suspect in custody who they say sexually assaulted one person and tried to carjack another. the frightening attacks happened last night on the 400 block of west tabor road in the olney section of the city. a 42-year-old woman says the attacker forced her out of her car and sexually assaulted her. detectives say that guy then fled and tried to carjack someone else but was unsuccessful and police later arrested the man. the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. >> new this morning, the driver of the wal-mart truck that crashed into tracy
morgan's limo wants his criminal case thrown out a lawyer for kevin roper claims his client has no chance of getting an impartial jury. roper is charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault for last year's wreck on the new jersey turnpike. tracy morgan was seriously hurt. his friend was killed. morgan spent the past year recovering and is set to host saturday night live next month. >> 5:57. and happening now, chopper six is heading to a forrester fire in new jersey that has been burning for more than 12 hours now. a live look is coming up. >> later a self proclaimed master of online dating dishes her secret on finding love we'll be right back.
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meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday, september 8th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and we are following several developing stories. >> gunfire erupts after a bar fight spills into a philadelphia street. now police are investigating a double shooting. >> fire crews in burlington county are battling a raging forest fire and chopper six is on the way. >> and ready or not, a sure sign summer is unofficially over, it's time to head back to school. we're live with the details. >> first up, weather and traffic with david and karen. >> pretty comfortable out here on the terrace right now but on the other hand the sun isn't up yet. once the sun gets over the horizon and we start moving around a little bit you'll feel that humidity. we'll start you with satellite and there will be plenty of sun up over the horizon as we have very little cloud cover in place. that frontal boundary off to the north not a hindrance to us today. and you can see that flow of air coming up from the south continuing to warm us up. 73 degrees right now in philadelphia. 68 in wilmington. still a bit cooler in