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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. here's what we're following on this tuesday, october 6. >> two philadelphia police officers were injured in an overnight crash. >> a driver was attacked after he stopped to check on a three-year-old boy who police say had darted out in front of his car. >> president obama has ordered federal aid for south carolina as the state continues to deal with deadly destructive flooding. >> good morning out there. 4:30 now. matt and david are both off. nydia han is joining us. let's head over to meteorologist karen rogers. yesterday afternoon was great and matt pelman has traffic. good morning. >> and we've got another gorgeous afternoon ahead. you might like it even more
because it's going to be a bit more mild. currently 45 degrees in pottstown. not mild yet. it's chilly out there. 44 saint davids, 44 oxford, 55 though in center city. temperatures just a degree off from yesterday in the city but in some spots especially along the jersey shore we're looking at temperatures about 9 degrees cooler. 46 degrees right now hammonton, 48 in glassboro, 48 in dover, delaware. we have beautiful clear skies and that's really allowed for the radiational cooling and those temperatures to really drop. i went outside and looked at the stars and enjoyed that 'cause it had been so cloudy for quite awhile. yesterday we saw those clouds break. today we're continuing that trend and we're going to see lots of sunshine turning warmer. how about 73 for your high? little bit above average matt pelman. we've got even better numbers coming your way in the seven day. isn't it nice to have good news for a change on my department. >> it sure is. you've been out doing some star gazing already this morning, i tell you, that is aggressive. good morning to you karen rogers, good morning, everybody. we're live here in delco along 95 approaching 476, the blue
route as you can see and the ramp from 95 northbound to the blue route northbound was closed overnight as i told you it would be. it's not closed anymore. that ramp has reopened. construction crews have cleared out. now we're live here along 95 close to girard avenue between girard and the vine. in the distance you can see the construction crews. they have been stopping. all traffic in both directions from time to time. they're still out here restricting traffic but at the moment traffic is flowing in each direction. it's not moving here on the ramp from 95 northbound to cottman avenue. overnight work closing that ramp once again. these crews should be gone within the next half hour and in the main northbound lanes you can see the traffic squeezing by okay headed up toward woodhaven road. but we've had construction here as well northbound side approaching 413. you can see them blocking a couple of the lanes, traffic squeezing by without too much of a delay but that was four active work zones along 95, some still there, some clearing out. this is woodhaven road itself. westbound side at the
roosevelt boulevard again this morning the milling and paving work continues so same situation, traffic squeezing by but with restrictions on this tuesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new this morning, two philadelphia police officers were injured in a crash overnight. it happened just before 2:00 a.m. at the intersection of bartram avenue and holstein avenue in southwest philadelphia. the officers lost control and hit a tree. one officer suffered a broken leg, the other officer had minor injuries. the officers are saying there was some kind of mechanical failure with their vehicle. police are still on that scene. >> a three-year-old boy is in extremely critical condition after he was hit by a car in the logan section of philadelphia. the driver of that car was brutally attacked when he stopped to check on the boy. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is live at saint christopher's hospital to explain. good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning nydia. the hope is that the great medical teams here at saint christopher's will be able to help that little boy survive his life-threatening injuries after he was struck last night in what witnesses say was an
unavoidable accident and then perhaps adding to the tragedy, the driver of that car who did the right thing by stopping was then attacked by a group of men. >> i turned back around. i saw a little boy going underneath the car. >> reporter: neighbors tried to console each other. just before 5:30 last night a little boy darted out between two cars on 13th and wagner in the city's logan section. >> subsequently struck by the vehicle and knocked under the red suv as you see across the street over there. >> reporter: perhaps adding to the tragedy the driver of the gray mazda hatchback stopped to check on the boy but then was assaulted by a group of men. >> in this case this guy, it's an accident, he did the right thing, he stopped but was assaulted by an unknown person. >> reporter: some neighbors came to the remorseful man's rescue and placed him in their vehicle until police arrived. >> he was kind of shooken up, he was, he was really shooken up. he was scared. i guess, you know, the little boy was real little. he said i didn't really see
him, i'm sorry. >> reporter: so many elements of this story that are so tragic. neighbors identify that three-year-old little boy as danel banks. niece very critical condition here at saint christopher's hospital. we'll keep you updated on his condition throughout the morning. for now we're live at saint chris, erin o'hearn, channel6 "action news." >> thank you. police are searching for a 16-year-old linked to a robbery murder in coatesville. four other suspects are already in custody. police say they robbed another group of men on the 100 block of fourth avenue. dajon row is the suspected trigger man who fired at two of the victims. one was shot in the leg, the other shot in the chest and died. this is coatesville's first homicide in nearly three years. >> five men are under arrest accused of supplying heroin to users in montgomery and berks counties. authorities laid out the suspect's alleged stash, drugs guns and money yesterday. montgomery county assistant
district attorney kevin steel says the case shows just how common heroine use has become. >> this is the epidemic that we are facing in our communities all across this area. >> all of the county coroners across the state tell that you say in just five years from 2009 to 2014 the number of overdose deaths in this state went from 47 to 800. >> senator bob casey is pushing a bill to increase funding to are treatment. meantime more police officers are being armed with narcan which reverses an overdose. narcan is credited with saving 100 lives in delaware county just the past year. >> an attempted state police stop on the schuylkill expressway ended with a chase and a crash. the suspects get away ended when his car hit a pole at 34th and mantua last night. the suspect got out and
punched a trooper. the suspect was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. there was a passenger in the car who took off from the crash site and hasn't been captured. >> new this morning, a montgomery county hospital has settled with the federal government for allegedly turning away an hiv positive patient. federal prosecutors claim mercy suburban know east norriton refused the patient without evaluation or treatment because she is hiv positive. she was denied bariatric surgery. the hospital has agreed to pay the woman $20,000 and pay the government a $5,000 civil penalty. mercy has also agreed to implement a nondiscrimination policy. >> all the wind and rain we've been through over the past few days has really taken a toll on the beaches at the jersey shore. bulldozers went to work in holgate ocean county to rebuild some of the dunes that have been eaten away by coastal flooding. though some areas were left with steep cliffs carved out by the surf officials say the damage could have been much worse. no homes or personal property were lost to the storm.
>> president obama has signed a disaster declaration for south carolina. a solid week of rainfall caused flash flooding that's inundated roads, collapsed bridges and caused two dams to burst. 13 people in the carolinas have died. abc's lana zak reports. >> reporter: the rains have slowed but after a virtual fire hose of water was turned on south carolina, the state remains waterlogged today. >> just because the rain stops does not mean that we are out of the woods. >> reporter: you can see from these aerial shots where roads have simply succumbed even after avoidingying hurricane joaquin officials say this destruction is as bad as when hurricane hugo hit in 1989. >> what we got on us now is all we own. >> got to start back over. >> reporter: about 40,000 people left without drinkable water, 550 bridges and roads closed, thousands in shelters or stranded, many like this driver escaping just in time. rescue workers pulled basket after basket of evacuees from the rising waters with tales
of heroism coming from neighbor helping neighbor. >> when i saw them, their water rising i said hey, i've got a truck, i've got four wheel drive, let's, you know, what can i do and she said i think we need to evacuate. >> reporter: this restaurant owner doing what she can to provide comfort sending out a helping hand in every heaping spoon full. the rains are expected to ease up finally today and south carolina will begin the process of restoring power, water and miles upon miles of infrastructure. lana zak, abc news, washington. >> it's 4:39 and still to come here on "action news," there are more legal problems for embattled pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. we've got the details. >> caught on camera, two moose bat tilt out in an alaska subdivision. what these two were fighting over. you might be able to guess. that's next. karen. >> looks like my house. 44 degrees right now in allentown, 45 in reading, 52
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neighborhood in anchorage alaska. the brawl started in a drive way and then spilled out into the street. look at these guys go. here's the deal. it is mating season and the residents who captured the video say, yeah, the two bull moose were fighting over, what else, a girl . >> [laughter] >> that never goes well, guys, don't do it. >> let the better man win. i mean moose. storm tracker6 live double scan, we are dry through the area. we are looking g let's go outside. we want to see what this day looks like. sky6 looking live with our temple university camera. beautiful shot of the city where we have mostly clear skies out there today and it's going to be a beautiful day with lots of sunshine coming your way and just a little bit, 52 degrees right now the current temperature and a lot of the suburbs just in the 40's. it's a chilly one this morning. the dewpoint 46 the winds are calm unlike they have been for the past several days. barometric pressure falling. satellite6 and action radar showing the clouds that we had yesterday just moved on up the
coast. we've got nothing but clear skies. we have high pressure moving in and we're going to sea bright sunshine through the day today. it's a pretty good one and quite a change. we've gone from summer to fall the last five days of september we were nearly 7 degrees above average. the first five days of october 5 degrees below average. we had been in the 80's in september. we jumped to the 50's and the 60's in the beginning of october and today is that transition day. we're moving things up above average today so i think you'll like what's to come. 73 for your high. normally we would hit a high of just about 70. turning warmer, lots of sunshine coming your way. the winds out of the northwest much more relaxed than they had been about six to 12 miles an hour. clear skies once again tonight. comfortably cool, 59 degrees, not quite as chilly as it was last night in the overnight hours. so today is a good day with 73 degrees for your high. hurricane joaquin a good 650 miles off the coastline. this area of low pressure that had been plaguing south carolina staying down the our
south and we've got mostly sunny skies. we're turning back to the 70's again. high pressure settling in nicely tomorrow, a very warm afternoon, a high of 76 degrees, lots of sunshine, so a few really good days coming your way. let's take a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. we are turning warmer today. 73 for your high. yesterday we were stuck i in the upper 60's. tomorrow 76 degrees for your high. on thursday we're looking at mostly sunny skies and now looks like it stays pretty mild at 73 degrees. friday we will see at least a period of rain in the afternoon. i don't think it's enough to do any flooding, any kind of problems with that. it's for the most part light rain but you may start off with a morning shower friday and then a period of rain through the afternoon or evening, 74 degrees for your high. on saturday, we'll start with clouds and maybe some leftover light rain but then we'll get some sunshine and 66 for your high so you could see the weekend staying rather cool. cool but rather nice on sunday, 68 degrees with lots of sunshine and staying dry so no problems for the eagles
afternoon game on. on monday partly sunny skies, also a high of 68 degrees. so, we're looking at just a little bit of rain on friday and other than that, smooth sailing. >> not bad. >> thanks, karen. more legal trucks for pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. a former chief deputy attorney general whom she fired sued her yesterday in federal court. james barker claims kane ousted him in retaliation after he provided testimony that helped bring perjury charges against her. kane's spokesman says she will vigorously defend herself against this new lawsuit. we have new information this morning. authorities have released the names of the gloucester county couple found dead over the weekend. investigators say richard lagern shot his wife carol and then himself. police say the husband called 911 saturday morning to report a shooting. officers found the bodies in their home on idylwood way in deptford township. >> ♪ >> time now for that first look at business. apple's newest iphone is hot but not always in such a good way according to some users.
complaints are showing up online forums and support groups. people say the touch button on the iphone 6s gets too hot to touch. that's not a problem you want. apple has not responded yet. now under recall marked as gluten free but they may contain some wheat. that could cause a significant reaction for people with allergies and celiac disease. the honey nut cheer rows and original cheer rows have better if used by dates after july 2016 and the plant code ld for lodi, california. stocks started the week with big gains going up about 300 points there as you see on the dow yesterday but for the moment futures seem to be trending downward. dominos is taking its pizza recipe to their birthplace of the italian favorite. the chain just opened a location in milan and plans to open two more there by the end of the year according to published reports. >> interesting. >> you do not take dominos
to -- >> i don't know how well that will do. 4:47. much more to come on "action news." searching for the gunman who shot a child in delaware. >> a driver in colorado crashed into the bedroom of a home with two people inside asleep. more on that story when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ ♪ hand-crafted...layer by layer. the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall with a new hot or iced pumpkin macchiato.
>> ♪ >> good tuesday morning. we had construction overnight. we're still watching some of it here along 95. these are the northbound lanes by girard avenue. you can see just the left lane is squeezing by but at least it's squeezing by because they were stopping all traffic in both directions from time to time. so, that's not the case right now and the crews should be out of here soon but not out of here yet along 95 at girard. they're also still blocking the northbound off ramp to cottman avenue. that, too, should be cleared before too long. still have that crash involving the police officer in southwest philadelphia blocking off bartram at holstein this morning. lean berg boulevard or 291 as alternates to bartram. no overnight construction here along the vine street expressway. i had told you yesterday they postponed those overnight closures until early next week instead of this week so all is open on the vine, 676, but not opened here in collegeville. there's a nasty crash involving an overturned vehicle along route 29 at park
avenue by the sovereign bank. no big problems so far this morning on 422. and we're scheduled to get route 23, valley forge road, the bridge over pickerring creek back very soon i'm hearing. we'll have more details on that coming up, tam and nydia, in just a bit. >> thank you, matt. officers on patrol in wilmington heard bullets. they rushed to the scene and found a six-year-old victim hit by the gunfire. this happened at 6:30 last night. officers heard gun shots along the 800 block of bennett street. they found a young girl who had been hit in the right knee. the officers represented immediate aid and rushed the child wilmington hospital in their police car. authorities say the little girl is now in stable condition. >> philadelphia police are trying to figure out exactly what caused a deadly crash involving a center at a bus. the route 75 trolley bus were you on penn street near erin at 7:30 last night near frankford when a and suv rear-ended the bus. the driver of the suv was killed. his passenger is is in critical condition. 19 people on the bus including the bus driver requested
medical attention for minor injuries. a suspected drunk driver crashed into the bedroom of a home in colorado while a boy and his grandfather were asleep. the boy kyle thompson says the bed flew across the room. thompson's 70-year-old grandfather got hit in the head by debris. neither of them was seriously hurt. >> 4:53. at 5:00 a.m., crews in montgomery county county rescuea person. >> terminally ill patients to take their own lives. the details behind the right to die law when "action news" continues. back to school?
>> ♪ >> welcome back on this tuesday morning. it is 4:56, 52 degrees. if you liked yesterday are you going to love today. a high of 73, bright sunshine. it is going to be gorgeous. i plan on spending all of my day outside. i hope you do, too. california has sign need law an end of life option act allowing terminally ill people to take their own lives. for a man who had to watch his terminally ill man suffer the issue was a personal one. she was battling advanced ovarian cancer she took more morphine to die faster. her husband had this message for skeptics. >> i understand that there are many people with religious beliefs that would never ever want that to happen, that law
to pass. on the other hand other people that have gone through it, once you've been through it, i don't know, you might change your mind. >> religious groups including the catholic church and advocates for possible with disabilities oppose the measure. they say it legalizes premature suicide. in california two doctors must sign off on the patient's request to die and the patient must be physically capable of taking the medication. california's governor jerry brown is a life long catholic and said he consulted a catholic bishop two of his own doctors and others before signing the bill. >> a michigan high school senior who is battling a rare medical condition just received a really special honor. kate belling was elected homecoming queen at her school in grand rapids. she has the medical condition a. t. and usually has to use a wheelchair but with support she was happy to go off with her homecoming king. they say their strength has come from the people who have stuck by them through tough times. >> she has people that are doing everything with her. that is the best gift anyone
could give her. >> they support me in everything i do. >> after graduation kate plans to head to michigan's hope college. what a lovely, lovely thing to do. >> absolutely. it is 4:58. now all new in the next half hour of "action news" a 15-year-old and his mother found a mistake in the geometry test book prompting the publisher to make a correction. >> new details on the american airlines pilot who died in the middle of a boston bound flight. >> ♪ [woman] hey, amy! [amy] hey, guys! [woman] hey, what's this? [man] oh, it's the new 50 times the money game from the pennsylvania lottery, with top prizes of $300,000. [woman] we could get 2 jet skis. [man] with a private dock!
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday october 6th. i'm tamala edwards. here with nydia han. matt is off. here's what's happening. >> three people are safe after crashing into anconal. details on the dramatic water rescue. >> a driver stops at the scene after he hits a toddler. police say he was then assaulted and robbed. we're live with the latest. >> new on "action news" a mother slams a textbook definition of slavery.