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>> detectives recover luxury cars during a stolen car raid worth half a million dollars. >> new this morning, wawa opening it's new flag ship store in center city. >> let's get weather and traffic with dave and karen. >> reporter: we're off to a cool start, cloud cover off to the east and the next batch coming in ahead of a cold front that will be so slow pushing across the state of pennsylvania that will not have an effect on us until sunday. 54 in allentown a little bit on the chilly side. 60 in wilmington. 61 in trenton. 65 in sea isle city. heading out the door to catch the school bus, cool, 63 by 6:00 a.m. 64 by 8:00 a.m. nice, light winds, a good looking morning to catch the bus. tgif kids, we have a weekend.
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87 is the high before sliding into the low 80s by 6:00 p.m. as we take a look at the one issue today, an air quality alert in effect across the entire area away from the shore. that means those of you among the senior citizen population or those with asthma or heart ailments, limit your outdoors between noon and 6. the revolt us can help out by not filling the cars between those hours. speaking of cars you've got some on the roads. >> reporter: no cars on the benjamin franklin parkway we look at the benjamin franklin parkway the inner drive is closed right now. at first they blocked the right lane with equipment getting ready for the papal visit. now the inner drive closed happening yesterday morning. again today we expect gridlock already preparing and seeing
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effects of traffic with the pope's visit. it will be closed through september 29. on the schuylkill expressway here we are at city avenue. westbound traffic heading toward gladwyn. up ahead approaching belmont, overnight construction is cleared. no delays on the schuylkill expressway. construction blocking the left lane in new castle county highway one between 273 and i-95 southbound near 896. this is scheduled to clear at 6:00 a.m. until then you'll see a slower go. crews until 6:00 a.m., 295 southbound to 42. the ramp to 295 to 168 remains closed. 295 between 47 and 42 construction blocking a lane. you've got a slow go. >> a woman found herself on her kitchen floor with a gun at her head while masked men ransacked
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the home. worst of all her sleeping children were feet away. katherine scott is live on shipley street with all the details. >> reporter: police are trying to get the description of the they men who broke into a home. a 33-year-old woman terrorized her children asleep while this was going on in this northeast philadelphia neighborhood. police have left, but they were here earlier investigating. this happened after 1:00 a.m. police say a 33-year-old woman was waiting for her husband to come home when she heard a noise in the basement. when she went down to investigate she found three masked men who broken through a dead bolt on the door they tied the dog to a pipe. they pushed the woman into the kitchen and put a towel over her head. while a man head a gun to her
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head, the other two ransacked the home. they pulled out drawers there was clothes everywhere. police hope they left evidence behind. >> according to the 33-year-old victim, none of the three males were wearing gloves. northeast detective's are on the scene dusting for fingerprints. a 2-year-old and 10-year-old were inside asleep at the time. they were not injured in all of this, the men fled with $800 in cash. the woman's husband came home and called 911. she was interviewed by northeast detective's, northeast detectives want to hear from you if you have any tips about what happened. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that. now an exclusive, philadelphia police busted a car theft ring worth half a million dollars. only "action news" was there as police loaded a porsche and a
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dodge on to a truck. the raid went down on oregon avenue. this is the culmination of a 2 month investigation. investigators believe the cars were about to be shipped to liberia. police will release more details later today. a flurry of gunfire struck two men and several days parked cars in the olney section. detectives found 8 bullet casings between 44th and gratts street. the two victims are in stable condition with gunshot wounds to the hands and leg. a man spotted near the scene of a center city fire is a person of interest in an arson investigation. a viewer shows the intense flames after it broke out tuesday morning. the fire destroyed a restaurant under construction. >> there was approximately $1 million of damage done to the
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structure and displaced approximately 40 individuals from their homes. >> the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms posted a 35,000-dollar reward leading to an arrest. philadelphia needs help finding a bike this one was stolen and the man on the right is the one who stole it. the bike was snatched outside 7-eleven on west girard avenue and spring garden. if you recognize the man seen on surveillance, call east detectives. >> runners and bikers might notice an increased presence of police along the schuylkill expressway. the police have gotten complaints about a woman who was confronted wednesday. according to a facebook post, five young boys surrounded her. >> all we know we got e-mails there were adolescent boys on bikes harassing women on the
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trail. >> police are urging anyone with info to give them a call. >> thousands of national guard members will be called up during the pope's visit. sources confirm 4 to 6,000 will be deployed outside the high security area september 26th and 27th. sources add that they will not be armed. the city will display a bye ling wal spinoff to the -- bilingual spinoff to the love sculpture. it will spell out amor. follow our twitter account at 6abc pope. >> there's a new place to stop for coffee. the action cam is live outside the wawa. it is the grand opening for the
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flagship store opening two months ahead of schedule. it has a new store design. the doors open at 8:00 a.m. i'm guessing get ready to stand in line. >> there are super wawas and super fantastic -- super-storm e another beautiful morning as we step outside the camera is shaking very little down at the airport because the winds are calm. in fact in philadelphia that's what we have. calm winds on the instruments down there. 64 degrees is the temperature. disappoint, 61. that will be dropping off today, it will not be humid at all. satellite shows us how sunshine is on the radar, dry air in place, high pressure nearby.
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the next frontal boundary won't have a significant impact on us until sunday. it's not all that earth shattering. 76 degrees by 11:00 a.m. we spend the afternoon in the 80s, 2:00 p.m. 85. the high of 87 around 3:30. 83 is the 5:00 p.m. temperature. high temperatures across the region this afternoon are warm every where. 85 in allentown. 86 in trenton. 85 in wilmington. 82 in dover. right along the shore upper 70s, a nice evening along the boardwalks and on the beach. if you're heading out on the town in philadelphia. 64 right now. by 5:00 p.m. you're looking at 83. 77 by 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 69 and 67 by 11:00 p.m. a nice evening to go out and enjoy yourself. on saturday, the frontal boundary is off to the west. ahead of it will get warm and
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sunny. 86 degrees is the high. there will be a southerly flow so it might feel slightly humid on saturday compared to where we've been the last several days, but not bad. only sunday, the front comes through, we get cloudier and cooler. there's an area of low pressure down to the south that will form and come north that will push clouds and maybe showers in during the early part of next week. for the eagles and cowboys, 42:50 p.m. -- 4:25 start. 77 degrees. 72 by the endful game. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 87 today. 86 tomorrow. sunday, the front comes through, the afternoon looks dry for the eagles and the evening for the union. we're back in the middle 70s monday tuesday and wednesday actually going down to 72.
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there could clouds and occasional showers for the first part of next week for the southern system i showed you. up next on "action news," the friend of a man accused of gunning down nine people in a charleston church is behind bars himself we'll tell you why. >> a school bus driver is caught on camera running a stop sign. >> reporter: we're live at the tacony section of the city. torresdale avenue. light volume, it's clear and dry, we have new problems in and closure in new jersey. >> donald trump is in trouble for something that he didn't say details on that coming up on "action news."
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>> 5:44, center city, live on sky6 live hd on this friday, this upcoming weekend is our last weekend here in philadelphia and the surrounding region to prepare for the arrival of pope francis. >> it will be here before you know it, karen. >> reporter: i know we're excited about that. waking up this morning on a friday time to get suburban on you. water main break in morris town burlington county. they have shut down main street. stick to central or route 38 as
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the alternate to main street in morris town with the water main break. tampa avenue closes between king ston drive in camden county cherry hill. stick to edgemore road. that's a good chunk of the day you'll be dealing with that one. let's go outside and see what it looks like. king of prussia 202 at town center road. no problems in montgomeryville or norristown. looking good on 202. a good shot of the road conditions. it's clear and dry. fog in spots, not a major issue. 3 miles in south jersey, millville and atlantic city and wildwood. 7-mile in philadelphia. looks like parts of the surrounding community we're seeing low visibility. lancaster up to 4. it was less a half-hour ago.
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that's changed a little bit. on the commuter traffic report we found somebody who found a pothole on the road. a member of our 6abc team joining waze. it's quiet on waze early in the morning. be a member of our team so we can feature you in our commuter traffic report. >> small tsunami waves reached the japanese coast more than a day after the magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit capitol hill -- chile. in chile, the death toll has reached 1. >> a friend of the accused charleston church shooter is facing charges himself. authorities are not saying what the charges are they began investigating him last month for
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lying to investigators and failing to report a crime. he said dylan roof stayed with him before the shootings. else expected to make his first court appearance today. representative of bowe bergdahl is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for leaving his post in in afghanistan for 2009. he was held as a prisoner for five years before being released. his disappearance put his fellow soldiers in danger. >> donald trump is under fire for what he didn't say. he declined to correct a man who wrongly stated that president obama is not american born and muslim. it happened at his town hall meeting. several reports asked about the exchange and he did not answer. his campaign manager said he did not fully hear the question from
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the crowd. >> hillary clinton tweeted trump is wrong, clinton is campaigning in new hampshire. the state governor is expected to endorse her tan event later today. >> a historic gnawings at st. joe -- inauguration will be the firstnt of the university. >> a former eagles player is working to tackle the movie industry. details just ahead. displp.
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>> former eagles jeremiah trotter is taking on a new role, actor. north star is based on on two virginia slaves who sought refuge in buckingham in 1849. >> i had a great time filming the movie. thomas k phillips directed and wrote the movie. >> reporter: it's exciting. let's look outside live on the ben franklin bridge. westbound traffic on the right heading toward center city. no delays just yet. we have an on going construction eastbound blocking the right lane. 676 both ways near atlantic avenue construction blocks the rest of left lane until 6:30. west trenton line buses operate
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instead of train again this weekend. watch for that davey. >> reporter: today's weather typical for this week. we start out a little cool. i have shorts and ts on the kids after school and route for the birds against the cowboys on sunday. 56 degrees in pottstown. 55 in saint davids. 59 in smyrna hockessin. 54 in buena. 60 in gandys beach. 60 in glassboro and 65 in woodbine. if you're running errands the morning is a great day to jog to the yoga store. 66 degrees by 9:00 a.m. we warm up in the afternoon. 3:00 p.m., 87 degrees that's the high today. plenty of sunshine, tam. >> thank you, david. >> no she didn't. that's what she does everyday. >> that is parent reaction to a
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school bus driver in ohio blowing through a stop sign the woman recording the wild ride followed the driver. the bus company removed the driver from the route and internal review is underway. >> police are investigating deactivated instagram account. they were reported students in middle school taken away from school and district property. the principal issued an all school phone calls to parents, counselors are being made available to students. >> two philadelphia police
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officers are recovering after being attacked on the street. a man approached an officer outside the police station 20th and spring garden near the whole foods. officials say the man threw a punch the officers called for back up. he bit another officer. the injured officers were taken to hanheman happen for treatment. >> investigators tracked down a couple who they say abandoned a sick dog in chester. they could face charges of animal abuse. that is duffy barking for the first time. it happened yesterday the first time since arriving at the delaware county spca last week. someone found him stuffed in duffle bag in the chester park. he is being treated for parvo a viral illness.
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the perceives owners said they didn't have enough money to provide proper treatment. >> a black bear is making rounds in a western pennsylvania neighborhood. a mount pleasant public recorded him gallon -- galloping through the parking lot. the public is poking fun at the grizzly guest saying yes, don't feed the bear. armed men ambush a mother home alone with her children. >> where is my car? did you forget? ford has an app for that. ♪ ♪
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6:00 a.m., friday, september 18. we're following several breaking stories. >> a mother comes face-to-face with three masked men who forced their way into her house. we're live on the scene. >> a dramatic attempt to escape a fast-moving fire end with two people hurt. we have the video. >> cuba will be the first stop for pope francis tomorrow as he makes his way to the united states. seep the message he sent out before he leaves europe. >> first up, let's talk about weather and traffic. david murphy is outside talking about your friday and your weekend. karen rogers is looking at the morning commute. >> reporter: an absolutely gorgeous morning building across the region. take a look at satellite we have very little cloud around. we have a batch coming through ohio that's a slow-moving cold front that won't effect us until sunday. 54 in allentown.

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