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>> good morning, here's what's happening thursday, october 1. >> people at the jersey shore are getting ready as hurricane joaquin heads toward the east coast. >> overnight a building collapse forces two families out on the street. police arrest a man for center city arson whose been in trouble with the law before. >> good morning, matt o'donnell is off, nydia han, dolly parton sings jolene jolene jolene,
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karen rogers is about to sing joaquin joaquin joaquin. >> reporter: i was wondering where you were going next. we have concerns for flooding and the concerns for joaquin. 589 in allentown. 63 in in millville. 12 degrees cooler in philadelphia than yesterday. temperatures stay in the 60s. 66 is the high. cooler, lots of clouds, today is not a big rain day. a lot of potential for flooding. it's not really today. now tonight we could get periods of rain. we have coastal flood watch into saturday. expect moderate to major flooding. this is just because of the onshore flow and the difference in pressure. very gusty winds pushing into the coast. we expect moderate to major
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flooding into saturday. here's a look at hurricane joaquin. 120-mile an hour winds sustained. can you see the eye forming? it is expected to become a cat four hurricane shortly. we'll have the impact coming up. >> reporter: most of the roads are dry, a few puddles and plenty of construction. bell month, the crews pulled tof to the side both lanes are reopened. this is eastbound 76 approaching the vine street expressway, 30th street station, the crews are off to the side and blocking the off ramp. the twrask on -- traffic on 76 is moving fine. nearby the inner lanes of the parkway remain shut down. already tapping the brakes 432
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because of construction restricting traffic. construction on i-95 in bucks county close to 413 on the northbound side taking out the left lane. we have a vehicle fire overnight on the ramp from i-95 northbound to route 1. that just cleared out. we're watching a bunch of of situations early. >> people down the shore isn't taking chances when it comes to hurricane joaquin. ocean city is getting ready. jeff chirico reports. >> reporter: rough winds and strong winds in ocean city, the first signs of an approaching storm or two, nobody wants to see. >> it's scary. >> reporter: dot gallagher said super-storm sandy spared her home and is prepared for this one. >> i have jugs of water handy and flashlights and matches, and candies. >> reporter: the ocean city
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emergency management coordinator said his office is getting ready for the worst. >> the concern there with a lot of the rain is the tidal flooding that amount of rain on top of high tide is going to be problematic. >> reporter: city crews will tune up these military vehicles and beach access will be filled with sand to reduce flooding. lifeguards pulled life boats from the beach and didn't put them in storage yet. forecasters are warning of dangerous rip currents. it didn't stop surfers. >> it was a lot of fun. >> reporter: frank said his experience with sandy has taught him to play it safe. >> if it gets bad and looks like it's coming in on us, i'll be out of here. what else what i did for sandy. >> reporter: americancy officials are warning of moderate coastal flooding as early always today.
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they are warning folks to secure their boats and move their vehicles from low-lying areas to higher grounds. on the the boardwalk in ocean city, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> as hurricane joaquin approaches is or your source for updates. experts from our team of meteorologists and slide show detailing joaquin's latest track. >> new this morning, two families are out of their home after a building collapse in feltonville section. the second floor rear area of twin house collapsed. fire crews found that collapse was threatening the neighboring house. p government -- pgw was called to the scene to shut off the gas supply. 8 people had to be evacuated. a tanker truck caught fire
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in bucks county. chopper 6 was the over middletown township. this happened on i-95 and business route 1. look at that all engulfed in flames. fire crews doused the tanker to get the blaze out. crews have not said what the truck was carrying. federal agents have arrested an alleged arsonist in connection with the fire that tore through a restaurant and apartment building. >> reporter: federal authorities say stephen pettiway is the man who set the fire earlier this month. the blaze caught damage under construction and two adjacent apartments. >> there were over 40 individuals displaced and over a million dollars in damages that occurred to the property and the adjacent buildings next to the property. >> reporter: atf agent wouldn't
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reveal a motive saying the investigation continues. several videos posted on his facebook page rants what he claims is city construction. philadelphia's licenses and inspections said it issued him several violations for performing demolitions without a permit. first at 1701 sky ewing ga last -- cuyahoga last airplane. he was arrested for allegedly threatening an arrest. court record show he pleaded guilty for resisting arrest. >> he wants to give us a citation for what we're doing on our property. but people from baltimore and new york are buying up the city of philadelphia under mayor nutter's plan. >> reporter: he was arrested a block away from the cuyahoga
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property without incident. stephen pettiway remains behind bars this morning. later today he makes his official appearance in federal court. chad perdelli channel 6 "action news." >> the contractor in a case of a center city building that collapsed on the salvation army is on trial. glycerin campbell is charged with 6 counts of third degree murder. 6 people died and 13 injured in the collapse at 13th and market. prosecutors say he ignored basic safety measures. his attorney said he is being as a pawn by the developer and architect who hired him. philadelphia police need your help in identifying three men who broke into a home in the queen village section and stole a refrigerator. the crime happened along the
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1500 block of south 4th street. somebody has to have a sale going on, there has to be an eager way to get ahold of a refrigerator. >> starting today you'll have to pay a fee if you're taking extra bags on amtrak. >> weather officials confirmed a tornado touched down in pennsylvania yesterday. karen. >> reporter: looking right now, storm tracker 6 live double scan we can see a few showers in place, nothing like the rain that's heading our way. details on that coming up next. back to school?
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national weather service confirmed an ef1 tornado touched down near lancaster this morning. no injuries were reported. >> we have worries about joaquin. >> reporter: even before joaquin approaches we're talking about flooding because of an onshore flow. flooding saturday, sunday and monday. let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, we've got
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showers through the area, not terribly heavy. i want to go in closer, if you're driving around, you're wet in medford lakes. in glassboro, coming down route 55 along coatsville and norristown, you have lighter showers to contend with this morning. we have lots of clouds, sky6 live hd in atlantic city. i think you'll notice how much cooler it is today. 64 degrees in philadelphia. that's not too bad. like yesterday, the temperatures will stay in the same place. we'll have temperatures in the 60s. the dewpoint, 52. not as humid always -- as yesterday. it's windy out there. we have lots of clouds and not dealing with heavy rain. we have showers here and there, the flow is from the southwest. there will be showers filling in. it's a bit wet at times today not terribly so.
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7:30, we have showers south of the city. through the afternoon not much. maybe there's a shower or period of rain. i think the better chance is south and east of philadelphia. at 10:00 looking mostly dry, just some clouds in place. today is not a terribly wet day, not a day with concerns for flooding. cooler, 66 degrees, yesterday we made it into the 80s. cloudy and rain at times with showers. tonight into tomorrow that's when we get the periods of rain. it's windy and chilly, that's the big change. let's look at the latest with joaquin. we're expecting an update with the national weather service momentarily. it's a cat 3. today we'll talk about it becoming a cat 4 before it makes the turn up toward the coast. this is the model we're looking at closely at this point. this is the change from what we
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saw earlier. monday, 2:00 a.m., a cat 1 hurricane. i don't remember if you remember seeing this last night it's farther inland. now it has it once again turning toward our region. this is an update, new information and we're seeing this right here, you can look at the cone of uncertainty. it can land in between here. this is a reason we're watching it closely, 2:00 a.m., tuesday, it's just near us. this is an update. something new, new information continuing to come in with this. i want to show you the spaghetti plot models, we have some models -- the european taking it out to sea. we have a lot of different models suggesting something different. some are curving it in, but a couple of models taking it further to the north. friday and saturday, heavy rain winds gusting up to 55 miles per
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hour. coastal flooding. sunday into monday that's when we could see the major concerns and that's spreading into tuesday, that's with joaquin. 66 is the high, lots of clouds, maybe a bit of rain, not too rainy. tomorrow, windy and chilly, 55. saturday, cloudy, windy, 60. sunday, monday, watching joaquin tuesday we'll have to see if we spread out tuesday watching joaquin, as well. wednesday, partly sunny skies, 72 degrees. a lot of changing information keeping getting updated. >> 3601 market street had a grand opening. it's a new residential building that includes 263 luxury apartments. there's retail and restaurant
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space on the ground floor. this is the first buildings for tennessee-based developers southern land company. >> we're trying to bring new life and revitalization to the area along with adding into and being a part of a good stewart of a great neighborhood behind us, the powton village neighborhood behind us. >> there's another project across the street called university square to give a urban vibe to the neighborhood. >> the credit union say 1% of a number of people whose accounts were breached. amtrak is charging bag fees. customers can bring two items,
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after that you have to pay 20-dollar per bag fee. act track claims it's a safety issue. markets surgedy yesterday with the dow gaining 235 points. everything is pointing to a higher open. starting today, sams featuring the peanuts gang go on sale. they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the charlie brown christmas. it features ten different themes from the tv special. >> i love charlie brown. little linus is so cute. pennsylvania turnpike anniversary is celebrated with a road trip back in time. >> be prepared for a zombie
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welcome to october, feeling a little bit more like october. we watched a whole a bunch of overnight construction clearing out southbound side of girard avenue the lanes are open toward
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center city. also reopened the ramp from i-95 to business 9 in bucks county. we had a truck fire that cleared out. everything better along i-95 in bucks county. overnight construction there, as well close to 413. work going on on the schuylkill expressway eastbound at the off ramp to 30th street station partially blocking that ramp. use the schuylkill expressway or mlk drive or the kelly drive. there's a downed tree there at fountain green. benjamin franklin parkway inner drives are blocked early this morning, hadn't been going so well during the morning rushes causing delays to spill back on the westbound side of the vine. expect that once again on this thursday morning. tam and nydia. >> russia has launched airstrikes in syria russia said it's bombing isis. french ministry said russia is
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bombing areas where isis is not. they are bombing enemies of assad. russian hackers tried to get inside hillary clinton's e-mail attacks while she was secretary of state. security researchers say the malicious soft area was linked to three servers overseas including one in russia. in kansas they are preparing for zombie preparedness month in case of
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tornados. have everything in place in case of a disaster. >> that's nice they are having fun with it. >> a lehigh county man is unconscious in a hospital bed, his girlfriend said he was injured saving her life. those stories are next on "action news." the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall with a new hot or iced pumpkin macchiato.
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saving her from a drunk driver. they want out over the weekend, while crossing a street, a red pick up truck came barreling toward them. he moved her out of the way and struck in the process. now that 29-year-old boyfriend is in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury and face, leg and shoulder and back fractures. she said she can't stop thinking about that night. >> i myself physically don't leave that scene. i keep thinking it over and over and over again. >> 30-year-old driver is behind bars facing a slew of charges including driving under the influence. this morning we're getting a different look at the papal visit. video shows the view inside the popemobile. he greets followers and kitses babies at independence hall on
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saturday. today marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the pennsylvania turnpike. last night they marked the ceremony with antique cars from the 19 40s. it was an original 160-mile stretch from irwin to carlisle. >> now we can't imagine our lives without it. >> millions of dollars were up for grabs in the lottery. find out where the winning ticket was sold. >> a driver is shot riding around philadelphia. find out where and more coming up on flax. ever fer fer for the general assembly, will pauls and chris brown claim
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>> good morning, 5:00 a.m. on this thursday, october 1. i'm tamala edwards. here's nydia han matt o'donnell is off today. here's what's happening. >> breaking overnight, gunfire erupts and a man is hit driving his car. people at the jersey shore are bracing for


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