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>> good morning, it is 5:00 a.m., thursday, september 24. here's what's happening. the moment this region has been spending so much time for preparing for has almost arrived. more security fence sg going up in philadelphia as we pave the way for pope france. >> a brutal brawl broke out and a household appliance may have been used in the attack. >> let's go over to david murphy with the latest on what to expect and karen rogers is watching the roads, good morning. >> reporter: let's get you out the door this morning, it's cool like yesterday, looks like we'll have a fair amount of sunshine later on, just a bit of cloud cover from philadelphia south. this is thin enough where it should evaporate quickly and allow sunshine through. starting out 60 degrees if in
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philadelphia. 54 in trenton, 50 in reading. 52 in wilmington and 58 in sea isle city. the winds are not that strong, but if you feel a breeze it will have an aeffect with the cool numbers. 58 degrees by 8:00 a.m. the farther south you are, the better chance you have of seeing the cloud cover. this will turn around for the better just like yesterday. 82 degrees by 3:00 p.m. that will be the high around # p.m. when the -- 3:00 p.m. when the kids are coming home from school. the weekend call including the latest on the southern storm and the effect on the papal weekend coming up on the accuweather seven day. all eyes on the papal weekend forecast. looking live in new jersey, we had an accident on 42 northbound at creek road. it's blockerring a lane, it has cleared and -- it's blocking a
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lane and it has cleared. the benjamin franklin parkway looking live at the parkway over the vine street expressway. the parkway is shut down. you want to expect extra congestion on all the side streets as we've been seeing. that will continue out there. kelly drive is closed between fairmont avenue and the parkway. it will close entirely tomorrow, that will cause problems, as well. looking live outside in king of prussia. this is 202 at mall boulevard. we have light volume we're clear and dry. water main issue here, swedes street at chestnut street. you want to watch for that. >> residents across the region and the country are preparing to greet pope francis with angulation fanfare in philadelphia. >> katherine scott is live on the benjamin franklin parkway with that part of the story. >> reporter: matt and tam, the
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excitement here is certainly building, so many visitors are in town. they are trying to see the sights around the city. some of them are coming to the parkway to see the progress as everyone is setting up for the papal mass and the festival of families. tonight is the night security fence goes up around the security perimeter and the secure vehicle perimeter. with all the museums and historic sites philadelphia has to offer. it's hard to visit them all. >> he there's too much to see and not enough time. >> we went to the cathedral. it was beautiful. very nice. >> reporter: there is one stop many are making time for, the rocky statue with the classic run up the steps. >> this man, my husband, his name is rocco. >> reporter: as visitors enjoy the city, the flurry around the papal visit continue. more security went up at 19th
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and callowhill. tonight at 10:00. the security perimeter around the parkway will go into effect. the security fence will be instructed. on the parkway itself signs of the upcoming festival of families and papal mass are everywhere. the final phases of towing finished up yesterday. if you have a yellow placard you have until tonight to move your car to a designated garage. at 10:00 p.m. septa stations will close early. suburban station, 15th and 5th. market frankford line. city hall station and eastbound and westbound trolley. last night the sound system was wired for the pope's speech on saturday. >> i'm excited. i'm glad to be here. >> reporter: and back here live at 20th and the parkway. parkway is closed to traffic. it has been for days. another thing to keep in mind
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city hall will be closed and it won't reopen until tuesday morning. live along the parkway, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that. happening today, pope francis will become the first pontiff to address congress. he if his words yesterday were any indication he talked about immigration and climate change, he will not be shy about political issues. he celebrated mass in the u.s., he officially declared junipero serra a saint. it was a proud moment for latinos, native americans take exception saying he was brutal in the treatment of their people. he will visit st. patrick's threerbled -- cathedral and the
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9/11 memory. eva pilgrim and sarah bloomquist will report from new york city today and tomorrow. >> a large gathering greeted bishop daniel thomas in manayunk last night. he was baptized there and received his other sacraments. eventually he became the bishop of to philadelphia and became the bishop in ohio. he admits he is happy to be back home. >> all my cousins said never forget your a kid from manayunk. being a philadelphia native and manayunker it's great to be back. >> reporter: he made sure his parishners from ohio enjoyed everything from philadelphia, and yes, cheese steaks. aretha franklin will give the pope a huge box of sermons
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by her dad. she is performing on the parkway she plans to sing amazing grace and another song that's a secret. you have to wait. turn to 6abc when the pope arrives. "action news" will have complete cover on throughout the weekend. our team of two dozens anchors and reporters will be at locations across the region bringing you this history-making visit and it's impact on the delaware valley. >> speaking of impact, everybody is wondering about the impact of the weather over the weekend. >> reporter: it's a shame the pope was not here yesterday and today because it's perfect weather. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing you we're dry looking outside, looking live at sky 6. there's center city, a few clouds around especially south of philadelphia this morning. generally speaking looks like it's going to be a bright start and bright finish everywhere. 60 degrees in philadelphia.
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48 in allentown. 59 in cape may. the winds are not that strong today. the clouds are not real pronounced. there could more of that sweeping through in the next several hours, but generally speaking it's a fairly bright start. up in allentown, 80 is the forecasted high. down the shore, close to what we had yesterday down the along the boardwalks. in philadelphia, we'll add a couple of degrees, mostly sunny warm, 82 is the high, winds out of the northeast at 6 to 1 miles per hour. pretty much the same kind of breeze that you had yesterday fairly light. 58 degrees by 8:00. 73 by 11:00. it's another morning where you can get the jog or early exercise in. warm in the afternoon, 81 by 2:00 p.m. the high of 82 probably around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. and then it's going to be a little bit of a close call heading into the weekend in terms of rain and things will
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change. right now we have a canadian high pressure center off to the north that's driving all the dry air into play. we're getting the sunshine. but the coastal low to the south has formed. as we head into the weekend the rain from the low and its related front will head to the north. at the same time we have high pressure dropping down from boston. the two will do battle. it's going to be a close call. we'll have lots of clouds for the weekend, probably more on sunday than saturday. rain should hold south of philadelphia on saturday. the big question does it push into philadelphia, most models are saying no, but some have been robust saying some of it does get here, we'll go with the idea of 30% chance of rain. most of the models expect rain to push close to philadelphia and holding to the south. wouldn't that be nice if that's the way it worked out.
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the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 75 on saturday, sunday, 73. of the two days, sunday looks like the better possibility of rain, but a less than 50% chance. the the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, nice today, 82, nice tomorrow, 77. with the clouds and the breezes and much of the day in in the 60s, you'll be out and about in philadelphia, as the pope and all the parades unfolding. warm as we head into tuesdayance wednesday. more on the powerful explosion that rocked a baltimore suburb. >> a wedding photographer is in trouble for snapping the wrong kind of pictures. >> reporter: we're clear and dry here, we'll take you to fort washington, we'll check things out there coming up. >> a mother sets a couple of
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on at independence hall. they have all the chairs set up on the lawn getting ready for the pope's speech at independence mall this weekend. hey we have about two days left. you better hurry they will get things going, though. >> we want to remind everybody, 6abc is going to cover it from
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every possible angle if you're not going to the benjamin franklin parkway, keep it here. >> reporter: matt pellman will be helping you with traffic around the clock on the weekend, as well. let's do the suburban traffic report and check out our camera shots, we're live in fort washington, 309 at the pennsylvania turnpike. we're clear and no weather-related problems here today. don't forget on the turnpike at fort washington. we have construction that's restricting attractive on the entry and exit ramp that will get you on the turnpike. let's go to the maps, both ways between quakertown and lansdale we've got construction blocking the left lane, southbound at lansdale, as well. lots of crews out there working hard. in lawnside camden county, the ramps connecting 295 to route 30 for paving. use 168. construction at 295 southbound has cleared. time for the commuter report we
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want to take a closer look at the city using the waze app. it will be a good things to use for the weekend to get around the area. turn it on. we're seeing the closures on the benjamin franklin parkway. that's been causing all kind of extra congestion. 46 degrees in quakertown. 58 in saint david. 48 in kennett square. 62 a big difference in center city. 52 in browns mill. 49 in buena. 53 in dover, delaware. temperatures down in the southern areas almost 11 degrees cooler than yesterday morning. a little chilly, yet a beautiful warm day ahead. matt. >> developing right now a fight broke out in the city's west oak lane section. police say the weapons included a knife and two by four and vacuum cleaner. it happened along the 6700 block of ogontz avenue.
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they found a man stabbed multiple times. the attacker drove himself to the hospital because he was cut in the head. they arrested him on assault charges. developing an explosion and fire in columbia maryland that left two people hurt. when crews arrived the down house was engulfed in flames. the cause is under investigation. officials suspect it was do to an natural gas leak. an autopsy will be performed on a baby boy found dead in a walmart parking lot in ohio. the boy's father was usinged grandmother's suv and forget the baby was in the back of the car. the grandmother drove the suv to walmart where she worked working the full 8 hour shift without knowing her 8-month-old grandson
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was in the back. a wedding photographer was arrested for taking the wrong kind of pictures. he had a camera taped to his show. he has not been officially charged. a fatal police-involved shooting in wilmington is under investigation. police say they responded to tulip and south scott street to a a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. they ordered him to put the gun down, police shot the man at the scene. phillies and marlins game two went into extra innings, phillies had 3-2 lead. an error gave the marlins an opportunity. and in the 11th -- here's the
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error. i'm going a little too fast, that's the error for ruiz, later on we'll get the d. gordon hit. right here, phillies lose 4-3. the worst record in the majors, nine games left in the season on pace to lose 100. the emission scandal against volkswagen is deepening. if this young puppy got to your heart, a delaware county shelter says it is your chance to take him home. ññ >> an abandoned puppy is
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looking for a forever home. duffy was found zipped inside a duffle bag earlier this most of them. the picture on the left is how she looked two weeks ago. the picture on the right she is doing much better now. once too sick to eat. she chowed down a bowl of chicken and rice in in no time.
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she is ready for adoption while police continue to file animal abuse charges. >> reporter: beautiful dog. she needs a home. looking live vine street expressway at 8th. you can see the sign warning you the papal visit, the benjamin franklin parkway closing, already closed, but many of the ramps of the vine street expressway at the benjamin franklin parkway and broad and 8th street they will close at 8:00, 10:00 p.m. through monday morning get ready for the papal visit. septa buses, detours on the benjamin franklin parkway. the rail changes because the papal visit begin at 10:00 p.m. tonight. >> reporter: another cool start when you're dressing the kids throw a light jacket on them on the way out the door. this afternoon it's a day for shorts and ts. here's the proof in that. the numbers are cool.
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in the 50s in a number of spots, 53 by 9:00. 82 degrees is the high at 3:00 p.m. height winds and fair amount of sunshine and holding on to the mid 70s by 6:00 p.m. all green aircraft on the big board, denoting no major delays and not picking up rain in our most common-traveled destinations. clear sailing from philadelphia international. a pharmaceutical ceo hiked a drug by 4,000%. it helps people with compromised immune systems. he raised the price from $15 a bill to $750 a pill. the increase was necessary to make a profit. he said he will lower the cost, but has not said by how much. >> 5:22 up next in the morning
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buzz, killing them with kindness, how a michigan mom's actions are getting widespread attention on social media. >> feds net millions of dollars in narcotics, first up, america's money. >> reporter: new fallout from the volkswagen scandal. >> the board will meet tomorrow >> reporter: americans will be spending lesson halloween. the national retail federation said americans will spend $74 on halloween. that's compared to 77 bucks last year. total halloween spending is projected to be nearly $7 billion. i'm scared from that noise. move over babe ruth, the most desired autograph is pope francis. take a look at the ebay post. the auction closed, pope
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about her hair and called her a whale, because they felt she was overweight. even though she recently lost 177-pound. the women were strangers and saying these things about her, what does she do, she goes up to the counter and tells them i would like to pay for these two women's cups of coffee standing behind her and she walked out and got into her car, cried about these insults and posted her encounter on facebook. a lot of people sympathizing and saying you're the better person and let these people say what you want. >> those other people were raised by wolves, who behaves like that. she is a nice lady. still ahead on "action news," philadelphia's top cop has a frank conversation about violence. >> bandits intent on stealing weapons from a gun store break in with extreme force see the
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heist next. happening now on "action
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news," preps for pope francis are about to enter the 11th hour. that means changes in store for traffic and mass transit tonight. >> pope francis spends his final day in washington and perhaps his first-ever papal address to congress. >> a little girl is getting a lot of buzz with her encounter for the pope. she asked for protection for her immigrant parents. >> we have david and karen with weather and traffic. >> reporter: nice and warm for the pope's arrival, changes coming for the weekend. we have cloud cover south of philadelphia. doesn't look like it's enough to block out the sun. 52 in wilmington. 54 in trenton. 58 in sea isle city. heading out the door to

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