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>> good morning out there, it is 6:00 a.m. on this thursday, september 17. breaking dwotle -- developments overnight. >> gunshots explode two blocks apart. >> a powerful video shows an earthquake in south jersey. some states here are on the alert. >> pope francis' visit to philadelphia will crete massive gridlock whether you're in a car or on foot. >> let's get accuweather david murphy has that and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: we have cloud cover down south because of a southern storm system crewing off the coast. and in the areas where you see clouds this morning we'll get sunshine overall. 67 degrees in the city.
55 in allentown. 54 in millville. there's the current 67. i still think there's a chance we dip by 8:00 a.m. noon, 83. 3:00 p.m., 86 we'll go for a late afternoon high of 87 around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. there's an ozone-action day across a good portion, of the region those of you among the senior citizen population, heart and lung conditions you want to limit your exposure because of poor air quality. things change eventually in the nice pattern. what do you have? >> reporter: we have late running construction, the crews are hard at work, but it's slowing you down. woodhaven road near route 1. we have them blocking the ramp from knights road to the eastbound lanes of woodhaven road. traffic is backed up. it was schedule to clear at 5:00 a.m. they usually run late, but they
usually clear by 6:00 a.m. i-95 approaching cottman southbound traffic heading toward center city. overnight construction is cleared. if you're coming in from langhorne or pen dell you'll not see a delay just yet. on the big picture, lancaster avenue at lankanau drive we have a disabled vehicle restrictioning traffic. benjamin franklin parkway outbound we have the right lane blocked for the papal visit. 42 northbound traffic at creek road moving okay. southbound past 55 we had an disabled vehicle that cleared. you're looking okay in new jersey right now, matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. developing news this morning there were two separate shootings overnight in philadelphia. three people were hurt in the gunfire. the first incident happened at 54th and walnut in west philadelphia. two men were shot late last
night. both men were taken to presbyterian hospital in stable condition. in the second incident a 23-year-old man was shot near 55th and walton avenue in west philadelphia around 12:15. he was walking when he heard gunshots and then he realized he was shot in the thigh. that man was taken to presbyterian hospital in stable condition. in both of these cases police are going to surveillance cameras hoping to find suspects. >> we're nine days away from the arrival of pope francis. no parking signs just went up in center city. people need to move their cars or they will be towed. >> reporter: it seems we learn a little bit more what's opening and closing what time and penndot released information about road closures and restrictions in effect during the pope's visit. let's go over to katherine scott live on the parkway she'll give
you a rundown of the very latest. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, there will be a lot of closures around the city, along the park away where we are we'll have the festival of families the papal mass. there will be closures on surrounding highways. we have more information on the closures and when they might come to an end. >> i live in king of prussia i work in philadelphia unfortunately. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: as the papal visit approaches the realities of the traffic restrictions are setting in. i-76 eastbound will be shut down from i-476 to i-95. 76 westbound will be closed from i-95 to u.s. route 1. but note the schuylkill is open westbound from the boulevard on ward toward the blue route. 676 will be closed in both directions from 76 to i-95. and u.s. route 1 will be shut down in both directions from
u.s. 30 to belmont avenue. state police and penndot will start putting up barricades a week from tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. you've probably wondered why so many roads are closed for such a long permit. >> it's to allow security details and law enforcement movement through the area effectively. >> reporter: charter buses will be traveling the highways to move pilgrims around. papal 3511.com provides real -- 511.com provides real time traffic conditions. signs will alert people. >> you'll see signs in baltimore, scranton, north jersey and parts of new york. >> reporter: when this is over,
when does everything open back up. penndot said it depends on how w fast barriers are removed. the expect closures through monday. >> there's parking options for people coming in from south jersey. there's a lot opened up along the waterfront that was going to be used for bus parking. now this there will be space for 8,000 cars. the cost is $43 a day. once you're parked here the options to get into philadelphia you can ride patco or the river ferry or walk over the ben franklin bridge. the you can get updates on the pope's visit on twitter by following at 6 business -- 6 abc pope. >> grab a bib olive garden is bringing back it's never ending
pasta. maribel aber has that report. >> reporter: stocks rose yesterday as wall street perhaps for a decision on interest rates. a decision on whether the federal reserve will raise interest rates is expected around 2:00 p.m. east coast time this afternoon. gm is close to announcing it settled the investigation into it's ignition switch defect. it is close to announcing a settlement. they will pay less than what tate paid. it is blamed for 120 deaths and triggered a massive recall. olive garden is bringing back the pasta pass. they plan to sell 1,000 of the regular 100 pasta passes at # p.m. they will sell 1,000 which will
cost $300 and let card holders bring up to 3 guests. 1,000 family passes. >> we should not confuse the pasta pass with the papal pass. >> you'll not be getting any reggaeton on the parkway. >> reporter: another nice one, storm tracker 6 live double scan no rain as we look outside, the stars are out, the sky is getting clear to the east. planes moving around at the airport with no problems, light winds and clear skies. a nice day to fly and nice day to hang around the region. 56 in reading. 59 in wilmington. 58 in trenton. up to 67 in philadelphia. cool and comfortable across the region this morning and with these light winds all the better. there's a little bit of cloud cover in south jersey and parts of southern delaware because of storm system to the south that will be pulling away the clouds
should erode quickly as we go through the morning and afternoon. 86 degrees lots of sun up in the lehigh valley. warm conditions around where we were yesterday. down the shore a repeat, too. a high of 82 degrees. mostly sunny and pleasant conditions on the boardwalk. in philadelphia, warm and sunny. lots of sun, pleasant conditions, maybe a few cirrus clouds. 87 degrees is the high, the winds out of the southwest and still on the light side. if you want to get your exercising in early you can do that with no problems, we'll be at 63 degrees and comfortable by 8:00 a.m. humidity not all that bad. 11:00. 79. we spend the afternoon in the # 0s with the -- 80s with the high of 87 around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. today, tomorrow, saturday, looks like more of the same. no signs of the typical autumn weather that we start to feel about now. we'll get 87 degrees for the next three days.
it's typical for july and august than the second half of september. that's the way it's shaping up this year. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 87 today, sunny. 87 tomorrow, beautiful on saturday, high of 87. i could see the humidity ticking up a little bit, but it's not going to be oppressive. a nice day, good for me, we've got a block party in my neighborhood, yea. tomorrow sunday, clouds and sun coming into the region. 81 degrees, looks like the front will come through the region dry, if we get a spritz or shower, the better chance appears to be in the morning than in the afternoon. that's great news for eagles fans and union fans. we're back in the 70s with clouds and unsettled with spotty showers next week. >> we'll be ready. 6:10 we're following breaking news. a deadly earthquake off the south american coastline
triggers tsunami warnings stretching to hawaii. >> this mystery man was people buzzing on social media. we'll tell you why. >> reporter: we're clear 202 traffic moving nicely. we're talking about the schuylkill expressway we'll take you there live coming up. >> apple releases os9 and people are complaining about it. that's next in tech bytes.
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residents of a gloucester county apartment complex were evacuated after a fire broke out this morning. it happened just before 4:00 a.m. on the 200 block of high street east. it took a half-hour to get the blaze under control. no reports of any injuries, they are figure out what led to this early-morning fire. >> checking the thursday morning traffic with karen rogers. >> reporter: so far so good on the schuylkill expressway looking live on the schuylkill expressway. this is past montgomery drive eastbound traffic heading toward center city. a little bit of building volume no major delays going toward the city. you're looking okay. we have disabled vehicle restricting traffic on lancaster avenue route 30 at gnaw
drive. we have restrictions on the ramp of the schuylkill expressway to the turnpike westbound. 130 northbound at columbus road will be blocked until 3:00 p.m. get the latest traffic with the #6abc traffic. allentown, 3-mile visibility. 1 mile in lang. a touch of fog here and there. philadelphia international 10 miles you're doing okay. 67 kind of warm in the city. 55 in allentown. 56 in reading. 59 in wilmington. 54 in millville. 58 degrees at atlantic city airport in pomona. very warm, 87 for the high.
temperature ten degrees above average with lots of sunshine. breaking news, a massive earthquake near chile. the five people were killed in the 8.3 quake that struck off the coastline. people ran into the streets in santiago. you can see the carming shaking during -- camera shaking during a live broadcast,. republican candidates duked it out in their second televised debate. 11 candidates were invited to the main event in semi valley california. there were discussions over immigration and foreign affairs. jeb bush admitted to smoking pot and stopped trump from attacking
his brother. he said his brother had kept us safe. take a look at this man, he 0 stole the social media spotlight. he sat behind jake tapper. some posted on social media calling him eye candy and hot guy. some are questioning whether he is a real person will he turn up on a late night talk show. >> i think he looks like the presidential secretary of state on house of cards. >> david agrees with you on that. the. >> 6 17 redemption leads to the white house. social media for a teen inventer whose clock was mistaken for a
bomb catches the eye of the president. >> reporter: we're in the 50s and 60s. this afternoon shorts and ts. >> the town in the midwest is on the case of a missing kangaroo of all animals. here's tech bytes. >> reporter: millions of apple users got failure messages when they tried to download the new operating system. no comment from apple, but most users got the update. they stumped on the -- stumbled on the watch software. apple not saying what the problem was or how long the delay will be. >> start saving your money, sharp starts selling the first super high vision and high
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roo in north dakota. a man who owns leo, the only licensed exotic kangaroo has offered to use his pet to help in the search. wildlife believe someone was keeping the missing kangaroo as a pet and let it go free. >> i hope they find it. >> reporter: i hope so. i want to look at exton, chester county. we have a disabled vehicle in the gore point on 202. this is northbound at the 30 bypass. building northbound volume no major delays watch for that guy
stuck off to the side. upper eucland township, conostoga road closes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. they are doing pipe replacement there. stick to horse shoe trail instead. >> reporter: we are starting out in the 50s and 60s by 9:00 a.m. we'll be at 68. a great morning to get stuff done especially that prework workout. noon, 86. the high will be 87 late in the day, probably afternoon 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. looking at the national radar. florida has showers and thunderstorms. the northern midwestern areas have fronts in the vicinity. on the big board we're looking at green aircraft on the big board sign which means no major delays at philadelphia international. no precipitation currently reported in our most commonly traveled destinations. >> in "healthcheck," a
cigarette may no longer be part of new york cool. 900,000 new yorkers smoked that's down from a million the year before. the city launched a 1 million ad campaign highlighting the risk of smoking related disease. it is the leading cause of preventsable illness. >> a teen who was arrested by mistakes gets an invitation to president obama. >> katherine scott has more about the pope's visit. >> reporter: more information is coming about the papal event and road closures we're live with all the latest details at 6:30.
>> the dret of -- death of a temple student has ruled a murder. brandon meade has been arrested for killing his girlfriend. she had a single gunshot wound to the head. an autopsy showed it would have been impossible for her to have taken her own life. arizona police are going door to door in an attempt to camp the highway shooter. they are passing out flyers near i-10 where a dozen shootings have taken place since august. there's a reward for anyone who helps catch the shooter. nobody was hurt in the shooting. >> a texas teen who was accused
of bringing a fake bomb to school has received an invitation to the white house. police led 14-year-old out of school in handcuffs after he showed a teacher his homemade digital clock. school officials thought it was a bomb so they called police. the #i stand with achmed. president obama took to twitter to invite him to washington out of the sympathy. >> the papal stage has started going up along the parkway. we have a live report coming up. >> serial burglars have their hands on powerful tools to snatch powerful drugs under lock and key.
the poor. >> a tree korea -- trio of armed robbers cruise powerful tools to snatch up prescription drugs. >> carly fiorina stands with the men on the main stage and makes her presence known in the gop debate. >> karen rogers is outside with the accuweather and karen rogers has traffic. good morning. >> reporter: if you have a view of the east take a look over the next five or ten minutes, the sun is coming up. there's high cirrus clouds cover showing up nice in brill crant shades of or and yell. the -- brilliant shades of orange and yellow. we have thin high cirrus because of a southern system passing us today. 67 degrees in philadelphia. mid 50s in allentown and reading and lancaster.
58 in trenton. 54 in millville. 61 in dover. 67 on the storm tracker 6 live app. we have a shot at slipping over the next hour and a half. noon 83. 3:00 p.m., 86 getting a high of 87 around 4:00 p.m. we have a code orange alert, limit your exposure outside if you have heart or respiratory issues. >> reporter: that's the northbound oaks to 2 owe 2 that's buildings. route 30, lankanau drive.
we are slow on the schuylkill expressway westbound from this shot we can see a touch of fog. it's not reducing visibility too much, but something to be aware as you head out. i-95 southbound traffic heading toward center city jammed past academy to cottman and again from the ben franklin bridge to girard. we see crews off to the right side already a 28 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. a bit slow on i-95 southbound. >> pope francis will be here in 9 days, penndot is issuing important reminders about road closures while philadelphia reaches out to the city's homeless to dispel plans that the city plans to drive them away. katherine scott is live along the parkway where the papal stage is being constructed. >> reporter: matt, so many people coming to the city on tuesday, the world meeting of family begins at the convention center and there's the event along the parkway. the papal mass, the festival of
families a lot going on. with all this going on you can see the progress as the set up continues. the events brings changes to the city and road closures. the traffic restrictions will be expensive while crowds are traveling into town others have decided to stay put. i76 eastbound will be shout down 476 to i-95. 76 westbound will be closed from i-95 to u.s. route 1. the note the schuylkill expressway is westbound from the boulevard to the blue route. 676 will close in both directions from 76 to i-95. anne u.s. route 1 will be shut down in both directions from u.s. 30 to belmont avenue. this week penndot and the pa turnpike launched papal 511.com providing real time traffic conditions. state police and penndot put up
barricades a week from tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. public safety is a key reason for the closures. >> public safety first and foremost to effectively allow the emergency vehicles, security details, law enforcement agencies ability to move through the areas effectively. many of the area homeless worry what will happen to them. over the next several days the city will be doing outreach to alert the homeless about the upcoming events and all the people coming to the city. >> any person who wants to participate will be allowed to stay on the parkway with there belongings. everyone gets swept during the security time. >> it was never the city's intent not to have the homeless able to fully participate.
>> reporter: and while these events are going on along the parkway next week the city plans to move the apple tree center for the homeless to north brood. vouches will be provided to the homeless so they can get meals within the red zone. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> city officials say they will be ready for you to post inasmuch as you like to on social media. nonscript boxes on utility poles are mini cell nodes. there are 37 in all they will boost service. engineers say they have fixed the problems that caused limited reception during the made in america festival a few weeks ago. our coverage of the papal visitor continues at 6abc.com/pope. there we have a closer look at the highway and bridge closures and a rendering of the parkway stage. >> 6:35 philadelphia police are looking for three bandits who
are literally busting their way into area pharmacies and taking powerful drugs. surveillance video shows them using power tools they are covered from head to toe making it difficult to be identified. they have been linked to 8 burglaries since march and taken part in several atm they thefts across the city. >> carly fiorina joined the prime time candidates for the second gop debate. she launched an emotional plea for defunding planned parenthood. she confronted donald trump for derogatory comments he made in the past about her appearance. >> mr. trump said that he heard mr. bush very clearly and what mr. bush said, i think women all over the country heard very clearly what mr. trump said.
[applause]. >> new jersey governor christie tried to capitalize criticizeing carly fiorina and trump. >> for the 55-year-old construction owner out there who doesn't have a job, they could care less about your careers, let's care about theirs. >> joe biden called out the candidates who deny climate change and continues to doubt after whether he will run for president. >> hillary clinton took part in a skit with jimmy falon and said
donald trump's hair to soft serve ice cream. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live showing it's beautiful out there this morning, nice pink and yellow hue in the sky. sun is coming up nice and bright. it's going to be a bright, pretty day. 67 degrees in philadelphia. don't be fooled by that if you're in the suburbs. a lot of suburbs are in the 50s. winds are light running 3 miles per hour not all that humid humidity levels dropping in philadelphia over the last couple of hours. satellite showing you the clouds this is the southern storm system not heading in our direction. overall we're looking at sunshine aplenty with the high cirrus like we had yesterday. the numbers are the same, i said a little while ago when i was
plotting my hourly numbers, i didn't have to change much on the graphics, 79 degrees by 11:00. 85 by 2:00 p.m. 87 at 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. high temperatures across the region. 86 in trenton. 86 in wilmington, 84 in millville. 80 in cape may and 82 for the high in atlantic city. we're looking at a nice stretch. it's been nice the last several days, but the continues today tomorrow and saturday, the high pressure center will maintain a position close by to us. cold front doesn't get here until sunday. in the meantime we have highs around 87. might be humid on saturday, but not bad. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we put the apple background as we went into september sweating into fall, doesn't feel like autumn at all. 87 today, tomorrow and saturday.
81 sunday, more of a clouds and sun mix. that's the day that a cold front will sweep through the region. it continues to look more and more likely the front passes through dry. if we get a sprinkle or shower it's probably in the morning not in the afternoon. that's great news for the eagles fans and union fans. >> it's 6:00 40e up -- 6 up next, the secret service involved in a prostitution scaldings. . we have a jam on i-95 we'll take you there live when "action news" comes right back.
>> official sniers time -- sunrise time, 6:43. look what we have at 6:43 the sub is moving over the ocean. a bonus here. this is the way the sun looks at the platt bridge. our society hill camera pointing upward, taking a look at the sunrise from our vacant age point. thanks to our sunrise watcher, segment -- seth bryant. >> hopefully the commute is going to be as nice. >> reporter: the commute is a mess, the sunrise is nice,
unfortunately low don't have a pretty picture. i-95 southbound traffic heading toward center city jammed from academy to cottman and past bridge to girard. that jam on i-95 southbound starting to set in. in fact we can kind of seat that with the speeds right now. i-95 southbound at cottman, 16 miles per hour. the 16 at girard. moving slowly right there. 17 miles per hour on the schuylkill expressway as you head eastbound near south street. we have a disabled vehicle that's causing a problem, too. it's restricting traffic on lancaster avenue route 30 at lankanau drive. watch for that. i want to show you the slow speeds on the schuylkill expressway, 18 miles per hour westbound from the boulevard to belmont. particularly heavy there, as well. let's look at 42 as we advance that you'll see the stacked up traffic on 42. northbound traffic as we look live at creek road. a 22 minute road from the ac
expressway to the walt whitman bridge. we're seeing traffic heavy right now on 42 northbound, we're not getting reports of accidents just yet, but there's something there that's causing the problem. issues on the roads as well as this coming into us atlantic county. 30 westbound from an earlier accident that brought down a pole. right now 30 westbound at 623 you'll see restrictions at elwood road. watch for that causing an issue this morning. i want to show you the visibility reports don't forget you get all the details on twitter with the #6abc traffic. we're down .3 in lancaster. 3 miles in allentown. 10 miles at philadelphia international. in some spots you're waking up and see fog. >> federal search teams and utah national guard have joined
searches to find a boy who was swept away on monday. floods have claimed 8 drives in all. two federal air marshalls have been suspended accused of hiring prostitutes overseas and recording the sexual encounter of a government issued device. congress has leveled more scrutiny on the agency after a 201 prostitution scandal involving the secret service came to light. a baltimore police officer who was named officer of year back in 2008 finds himself on the other side of the law. he has been charged with choking a restrained inmate. he has been charged with assault and misconduct in office. police say he restrained the man because he was a flight risk. but he grabbed him around the throat and choked him. he is a 240 year veteran and on
administrative duty. president obama will meet the three americans who thwarted an attack on the way to paris. the man had ties to radical islam. french president hollande gave them the country's highest honors. >> things are popping up in the oddest of places down under. >> reporter: cooler in some neighbors, maybe a light jacket, but this afternoon it's shorts and ts. we'll look at the temperatures coming up next.
>> the phillies must be excited to head to atlanta to face the braves. it's a chance they have a chance of beating. the nationals finished the sweep with bryce happier going long and jason werth hitting two home runs. balls were flying all over the place at citizens bank park. washington embarrasses the phillies 12-2. dmoork -- demarco murray faces his old team in the dallas opener. he led the nfl in rushing with the cowboys last season. kickoff 4:25. >> we have problems on the
roads, don't you love it? we're looking live in new jersey that's 42 we've noticed the travel time growing quickly. a too minutes ago in a commercial break i checked it was 19 minutes, now 27 minute ride from the ac expressway to the walt whitman bridge. we called them, they said they did emergency construction but everything is back open. you can get a hint of the fog that's in the shot one or two spots montgomery county a new accident blocking the intersection of germantown pike and trooper road as you're heading out the door, dave. >> reporter: all right, karen, we have temperatures on the cool side across the northern and western suburbs. 56 in fleetwood and 60 in warrington. 53 in chester across the river in south jersey, 61 in glassboro, 62 in gandys beach. 55 in wide by -- woodbine. if you're getting outside to do
exercise these comfortable numbers for you. 68 at 9:00 p.m. might be a good idea to get errands done early. we're going for a high of 87 degrees we'll hit that 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. a snake slit -- slithered into a toilet in australia. it was a ten foot python. the snake catcher had to be called in to remove it. he thinks the snakes are looking for damper homes due to the recent dry weather in australia. >> on the people scene lional richie will launch a residency in the spring.
news," philadelphia police are investigating two separate shootings that have left three men in the hospital. they happened within blocks and an hour from one another in west philadelphia. police are looking at surveillance video in both cases. the city of camden is opening a lot on the waterfront for those who need to park for pope francis' visit next week. there will be space for 8,000 cars. we have all the information at 6abc.com. we have been loving our beautiful shots of sunrise. you're not loving it on the 30 bypass, we have sun glare. we're jammed 340 to 13. the in atlantic county we have a downed pole 30 westbound at elwood. >> reporter: did you like yesterday? >> yeah!
good morning, america. fireworks at the republican debate. >> that happened in junior high. >> more energy tonight. i like that. >> she's right here. why don't you apologize to her. >> donald trump targeted. >> they could care less about your career. >> the billionaire on the defensive. >> i think she's got a beautiful face and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> carly fiorina captures some of the night's biggest moments. >> this is about the character of our nation. >> we have complete coverage. who's up, who's in trouble and how the campaign has changed overnight. breaking overnight, massive earthquake, the 8.3 quake caught on tape rocking chile triggering tsunami concerns as far as the u.s. a million people running into the streets. the search for those who may be trapped right now. school arrest. the young man led away in handcuffs for b