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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. 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.
>> first up let's take a quick look at your weather and traffic. let's go to karen and matt. good morning. >> good morning. chilly tout there to start you off. even though we've got a bright and sunny and warm afternoon ahead. 43 degrees right now in quakertown, only 44 in coatesville. look at oxford, we dipped to 41. 43 in saint david's as well as kennett square, 48 in warrington so temperatures even a little cooler than yesterday morning. 55 degrees right now in center city but just 46 in browns mills and hammonton and cinnaminson in new jersey, 48 in glassboro and 48 in dover delaware so clear skies as you can see on the satellite image. that allowed for the good radiational cooling. temperatures are dropping way down there but they're going to rebound very nicely this afternoon. in fact we'll hit a high above average, 73 degrees turning warmer, lots of sunshine. you just need that jacket to start you off early this morning. details on that seven-day forecast, see if we can get even better than this coming up, matt. >> glad we aren't completely skipping the 70's this fall. that's good news. good morning to you karen. hopefully all those overnight construction crews had their
sweatshirts on. they're still out here in northeast philadelphia along woodhaven road, route 63 right at the ramps to route one, the roosevelt boulevard, doing more of the milling and paving work here that they've been doing for a number of months. these are the westbound lanes which are still restricted but at this point you're not seeing a big delay along woodhaven road. overnight construction as well lots of it along 95 and they're still wrapping up both ways between girard and the vine. overnight work that blocked the off ramp from the northbound side to cottman avenue has cleared and there were no overnight closures on the vine street expressway itself but we had a crash involving a police cruiser in southwest philadelphia. bartram avenue still blocked at holstein. maybe stick with lindbergh boulevard or 291 toward the platt bridge as some alternates. also an overturn vehicle crash this morning in collegeville along 29 at park avenue. still overnight construction on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound side past morgantown. left lane out of commission but you can see it's not impacting speeds a whole lot. and in burlington county if you're traveling between mount
laurel and southampton watch out for work again this morning along 38 between marter avenue and 206. that's a long stretch blocking up top two lanes for the next hour. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new this morning, a car crashed into a canal montgomery county and it took a water rescue crew to save a person trapped in the wreckage. the car turned over in the water along the 400 block of tow path road in upper providence. the person rescued was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. two other people in the car managed to make it out on their own. a three-year-old boy is in extremely critical condition this morning. he was hit by a car in philadelphia's logan section. the driver did stop but was soon involved in an altercation there at the scene. let's go on over to "action news" reporter erin o'hearn, she's live at saint christopher's hospital. she's got latest. good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning, tam and that three-year-old -- at three years old, toddlers have very tiny but they are very quick and apparently this three-year-old darted out into the street and that is when he was struck by a car.
right now he's at saint christopher's hospital in very critical condition. but it's what happened after he was struck that added to the tragedy. >> he's kind of shooken up. he was. he was really shooken up. he was scared. i gets, you know, the little boy was real little. he said i didn't really see him, i'm sorry. >> reporter: police say the driver of this gray mazda hatchback immediately stopped after striking a three-year-old boy in the city's logan section last night. >> i turned back around. i seen a little boy going under the car. >> reporter: police say the bill little boy landed beneath this red dodge durango. he was transferred from einstein to saint christopher's. a group of witnesses put him in another vehicle until police arrived. they say the driver appeared remorseful and rattled. >> in this case this guy, it was an accident, he did the right thing, he stopped but was assaulted by unknown persons. he was out of the car and he
was actually -- some of the neighbors came to his rescue and placed him inside their vehicle until police arrived. >> reporter: now, witnesses themselves seemed very shaken by the accident. they spent a lot of time couldn't so long each other. again, that three-year-old little boy that neighbors identify as donnell banks is here at saint christopher's in very critical condition. of course we'll keep you updated on his condition throughout the morning. we're live outside saint christopher's hospital, erin o'hearn, channel6 "action news." back to you. >> sad story no matter how you look at it. thank you erin. police are looking for two brazen bandits who robbed a southwest philadelphia hotel. the action cam was at the extended stay hotel along the 8800 block of bartram avenue. shortly after 9 p.m., two men at least one carrying a gun demanded money from the front desk. after getting a wad of cash the men took off. fortunately no one was hurt. >> it is now 5:05 and a bucks county volunteer firefighter is being held on $2 million bail after police say he assaulted a young woman. police say 21-year-old shane
mcmichael forced his way into the bensalem township home of a 17-year-old girl and then beat and choked her. the victim recognized her attacker. police say the volunteer firefighter was you actually dressed in all black with a mask covering his face. but when the teen said his name, he fled. police claim mcmichael has confessed and has been suspended from the cornwells fire company. the fbi and philadelphia police are on the hunt for this woman who they say held up a center city td bank branch on saturday afternoon. investigators released these surveillance photos of a suspect who handled a demand note to the teller inside the 19th and market location. no one was hurt. >> happening today, governor chris christie has ordered all flags in new jersey be lowered to half-staff to mourn the victims of last week's shooting in oregon. and president obama will travel to roseburg oregon to meet with the families and victims. 10 people including the gunman were killed. soon after the shooting the president expressed impatience
with the lack of changes to gun legislation to fight the numerous mass shootings over the past years. >> yesterday afternoon was awesome. >> it was gorgeous and i think you might like this afternoon. >> good. >> even more. we've got good news coming your way. let's start you off with storm tracker6 live double scan around the region. we are dry. we're looking good. we've got clear skies, too. let's go on outside. we want to see what it looks like. starting your day off looking live with our temple university camera live on sky6 at a beautiful city. we have clear skies. doing a little stargaze z this morning why don't you. 53 degrees in philadelphia. in a lot of the suburbs you're just in the 40's. the dewpoint 45 degrees, the winds out of the north, the barometric pressure currently falling. satellite6 and action radar showing we've got clear skies. yesterday morning we were starting with cloud cover, we were watching for breaks in the clouds. that's not happening today. we're going to see wall to wall sunshine an gorgeous afternoon and conditions are improving. the last five days of september, though, we were almost 7 degrees above
average. switch that to the first five days of october we were about 5 degrees below average. for the first five days we've had highs just in the 50's and 60's but today is the turn around toda day. 73 in fact for your high today so it's turning warmer this afternoon with lots of sunshine and just really a gorgeous day. clear skies tonight, rather cool, not as chilly as last night, about 59 degrees for the overnight low. so, a beautiful day today with that low staying down to our south, hurricane joaquin 650 miles off the coast so not impacting us. we go back to the 70's today under mostly sunny skies. high pressure moves in tomorrow and even warmer afternoon, 76 degrees for your high tomorrow. so we've got a few really great days if you want to do some outdoor activities that you were holding off on when we had all those dreary days. here's your seven-day forecast, turning warmer today, 73 degrees for your high. then it's nice and sunny and bright tomorrow, 76 degrees for your high temperature. on thursday mostly sunny skies
and 73. friday it does look like we'll see a period of rain. i think we start off with a morning shower so watch for that for your morning commute and then in the afternoon or nighttime a period of some rather light rain that could spill into saturday morning. we'll at least start with clouds but maybe a period of light rain saturday morning and then some sunshine returning and 66. the weekend is cooler. sunday's cool but rather nice, no problem for the eagles game, 68 degrees with lots of sunshine. on monday we'll see partly sunny skies and 68 degrees. so, we're dipping into the 70's. temperatures going above average. and then we swing back down to a little bit below reality. [laughter] >> all right. >> thank you, karen. >> it is now 5:09. still to come here on "action news," and all new a-florida football coach is accused of punching a referee over a call on the field. you can see it there. it's all caught on camera. >> a texas mother teaches a textbook company a lesson on accuracy. matt. >> been trying to keep track of a laundry list of construction early this morning, nydia. looks like the crews here in
the southbound lanes of 95 by girard are pulling away as we watch so see ya' later. sure they'll be back later on tonight. we'll check in with some of the other work zones and talk about new crashes on 422 and the garden state parkway after the break. >> and the cure for a hangover may be in your pb and j sandwich. >> i like this one. >> we'll explain. ññ
>> ♪ >> welcome back. it's 5:12. taking a live look here out across center city. another beautiful day is on tap a cool start but we'll get up to 73 later today. >> checking in with matt pelman on how the roads are looking. hi, matt. >> all lit up in pink there in center city for breast cancer awareness month. looks very nice and obviously a worthy cause that we should light up our buildings in honor of. as we come out of the suburbs early on this tuesday morning, tam and nydia, so far just some construction in a lot of these spots like here in exton. does it look a little bit foggy to you here along route 100? it's not. that's dust coming up off the roadway because they tore more of it, did more milling work overnight. we've been telling you each night this week they are working along 100 between shown road and business 30. it is a dusty ride through the exton area along route 100. all right, now i know a lot of you have been waiting for this. here's the update in schuylkill township chester county on our route 23 bridge closure. i was hearing rumblings yesterday that they were going to open the bridge way early,
today. i talked to my friends at penndot last night. they said we're very, very close. they put a sealant on the new bridge yesterday. not reopened quite yet. they have a few more things they have to do. as soon as they let me know i'll let you know. that's the update on route 23. the wynnefield bridge road will open in november and yellow springs road bridge that one probably later on this year so still some bridge projects going on. a new crash we're watching on 422 westbound approaching armand hammer boulevard taking out one lane. one in collegeville on park avenue by the sovereign bank. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app. reports of road kill on the road on lincoln drive as you come down lincoln head toward ridge avenue watch out for that traveling through fairmount park. nydia. >> matt thank you. new on "action news," a high school football coach in florida has been benched after bieb being accused of punching a referee in the face during a game. you see that? police say leo
davis told deputies he pushed the referee in an attempt to break up a fight that started after an upsetting call but police say the video contradicts davis' statement and you see it there. police have charged davis with battery. >> the boston globe is reporting that a pilot who died mid flight may have suffered from a heart at a timing. >> american 550, out at 15,000 for 5,000, medical emergency. captain is incapacitated. >> the plane was en route from phoenix to boston when the copilot radioed for help. he landed the plane safely in syracuse. passengers were taken to boston by a replacement crew. they were later informed that the pilot died. american airlines said in a statement it's incredibly saddened by the inches in a young man in texas caught a mistake about slavery in its textbook. the publisher feeling the heat from his mother apologized. codey burns said the textbook said slaves brought to america were workers. burn said that implied they were paid for their labor and
downplayed the brutality of slavery. his mother who is a teacher herself pointed out the mistake online. publisher mcgraw-hill heard about her post and agreed that slavery was horrible. mcgraw-hill has promised to correct the mistake in the digital version of the textbook but not the actual textbook. the burns are not satisfied with that. >> many schools don't use the digital version and we know this textbook is going the sit in schools for eight to 10 years. >> texas officials say a quarter of the states 1200 schools, excuse me, officials say that a quarter of the state's 1200 school districts are using digital or physical versions of the book. >> the sixers opened the preseason with a tipoff tonight down in washington. new shooting guard nick stauskas won't play. he's miss two weeks with a stress reaction. jahlil okafor will see playing time tonight. hopefully he brings some of his duke university winning tradition to south philadelphia. >> the eagles are trying to move on after that last minutes loss in washington.
coach chip kelly says his team has to keep working to right the ship. >> you just keep practicing and you keep working on it and trust the guys you have. and we know we have the right players here. we just -- it's a play here a-play there. we've lost a game by two and lost a game by three and lost another game by 10. we lost three games by 15-point. you hit two kicks and we're sitting here three and one and everybody is happy. >> the eagles play the saints at the linc on sunday afternoon. >> it is 5:17 and details on a massive recall involving a very popular breakfast food. >> why face time with your older family members could keep them from feeling depressed. karen. >> hm. that's a nice idea. if you're dressing the kids today don't forget the jacket in a lot of the suburbs we're just in the 40's this morning but no worries, bright sunny afternoon. in the afternoon they'll be wearing the t's. details and that forecast coming up next.
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at the shayona newsstand on south broad street in south philadelphia. the ticket matched all five numbers but not the mega ball. $2 million, guys. >> wow. >> nice. >> how exciting, right. >> for sure. we have mega construction out there. no winnings for us but i guess it's a good time of the year to be doing road work. they're running a little late now on 95 northbound side between the vine and this point at girard avenue. you can still see the left lane squeezing by. still have some work on the ramps connecting the turnpike eastbound with fort washington. that, too, should be out of there shortly. a new crash in cape may county on the garden state parkway southbound at north wildwood. one lane is blocked and don't forget on the lanes dale doylestown regional rail line it's now midday shuttle buses between colmar and doylestown each day from 9:00 unti 9:00 un. karen. >> little chilly out there as you're driving around this morning. only 44 degrees in allentown, 45 in reading. we're at 52 in philadelphia. 47 degrees right now in millville, new jersey. so, wear that jacket as you're
headed out and the travel forecast, yesterday we saw flight delays in spots. not seeing that on the boards yet. no weather related problems even though they're getting rain right now in chicago. if you're flying to chicago you might want to be aware of that. let's take a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. turning warmer today even though we have a chilly start, nice afternoon and bright, too, 73 degrees for your high. nice and sunny tomorrow, even warmer, 76. thursday mostly sunny skies, 73. friday mostly cloudy, looks wet, especially in the afternoon and at night, 74. the weekend is mostly dry. you may have a little lingering rain early saturday morning but then clouds will lead to some sunshine and the rest of the weekend you're good to go, tam. >> thank you karen. going on to health check, if you can don't call grandma and grandpa go see them. it can make a difference. new research shows the best way to cut the risk of depression in the elderly may be to simply show up. a team of researchers looked at 11,000 older americans. they say face to face contact is linked to fewer signs of depression. they want to see you.
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she doesn't want her father's items sold to a buyer. >> very sad. hopefully he can do some good. >> sunday morning for many people can be a little rough depending on what saturday night looked like and they wonder what to do. take aspirin? drink water. what about peanut butter to cure a hangover. it's called steam. it's caffeinated peanut butter. they say the two tablespoons of this is equal to two cups of coffee then say it's all natural. it's got peanuts, salt, peanut oil, agave nectar. they get the coffee from green coffee extract. you can buy it online. it's sold in stores in states like massachusetts connecticut and new hampshire. not around here. they say you can eat it any number of ways. now, whether or not this has been fda approved, whether or not this is a good idea, not sure but if you're looking for a different way to stop that aching feeling in your head, there's always steam. >> i have peanut butter every morning so i could really use it especially, you know at
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morning you'll be chilly out there. temperatures just in the 40's in that spots, low 40's at that. quakertown dipped to 43 degrees this morning, 45 in fleetwood, 46 pottstown, 43 in kennett square and saint davids. you're a little better in center city, 54 degrees. 46 in ewing and browns mills, only 45 right now in hammonton, 48 glassboro, 48 dover delaware. lots of sunshine. satellite6 and action radar showing nothing going on. we've got clear skies. we're going to sea bright sunshine coming your way this afternoon. it's really going to be pretty. so, by 9:00 a.m., 56 degrees, lots of sunshine. by noon, 67, warming up nice technological. you're into the 70's for the first time in a little bit. by 3:00 p.m. 73. by 6:00 p.m., 72 coming down from your high of 73. temperatures little bit above average. we are tracking some rain in the seven-day forecast though. details on that in the seven day coming up, matt. >> i bet your kids would love to camp out. that's an idea for tonight, karen rogers. >> i'm sure they would. >> we'll see how that went tomorrow morning. good morning to you, good morning, everybody. we're live her