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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> we are following a developing story on this wednesday october 7th. >> police are searching for the driver who crashed into a septa bus overnight. >> and "action news" is live this morning as detectives try to figure out why a transgender woman was murdered. >> a republican presidential candidate is under fire for comments he made about last week's deadly rampage at a college in oregon. >> good morning, it's 4:30 right now. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us. we have weather and traffic for you with david and karen. good morning. >> good morning everyone. it's going to be a really nice day today. we're already off to a decent start. looks like it's real cloudy out there. most of these clouds are
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fairly high and thin so we're starting out with high includes. we might get a little more cumulus as the day goes on. temperatures will treat us nicely. 61 degrees in philadelphia, 55 in allentown, 59 in reading, 56 -- excuse me, 56 in trenton, 59 in sea isle city and 53 in atlantic city. as you're head outside looks like we'll be in the upper 50's between six and 8 o'clock. high clouds, cool, winds very light so no big need for a heavy coat or anything like that. and you can shed whatever extra gear you've got pretty quickly today. by noon it's recess in the schoolyard, 70 degrees. by 3 o'clock, 75 and we're going to get a high today of 76 degrees at about 3:30 or 4:00 before dipping back to 70 by 6 o'clock. very nice conditions ahead. tomorrow not quite so warm but still very pleasant and then we've got that late week rain to talk about. details coming up in the accuweather 7-day. karen lots of stuff behind you. >> roads dry right now but construction causing a problem. this is 95 at cottman.
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the ramp from 95 northbound to cottman remains blocked with crews on the scene scheduled to clear at 5:00 a.m. so, we'll see what happens for now you've got to watch that ramp here, it's still blocked. on the roosevelt boulevard here at ridge avenue that's your southbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill. light volume and no problems here but just north of here we continue to have that construction between rhawn and strahle streets blocking the express lanes. the local lanes are opened but watch for those express lanes being blocked. in northeast philadelphia this is a good shot of woodhaven road at knights road. we had construction here blocking the right lane. it is clear. we're seeing traffic here looking better at this point. it was backing up a little bit as they were picking up the cones but now they're gone and it's quiet out there. matt and erin. >> good to hear. thank you karen. the search continues for the men who beat and shot a transgender woman to death. whether this will be labeled a hate crime has not been decided yet. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim is live in front of police headquarters to update what we know. eva. >> reporter: matt, a transgender woman was beaten and shot to death in a logan
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park this morning. authorities are trying to figure out exactly what happened. around 2:30 yesterday morning police say keisha jenkins was dropped off at this park at 13th and wingohocking. "action news" learned a group of males followed her into the park and began beating her. >> was assaulted by five or six unidentified males. during that assault one of the males pulled out a gun and while the victim was on the ground shot the victim twice. >> reporter: police are looking for the driver who dropped off jenkins as they tried to figure out why she was in the area. police say she lived in north philadelphia. her family in south philadelphia. neighbors say the park is well known for prostitution. >> at night it's usually guys dressed up like women walking up and down old york road and in the park. >> reporter: the motive is still not clear. police are searching the area for surveillance cameras. >> right now we don't have any motive. we don't know if it's potentially a hate crime f-it was a robbery. we really don't know.
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>> reporter: now, there is a $20,000 reward being offered for an arrest that leads to a conviction. if you have any information, you're asked to call philadelphia police. eva pilgrim channel6 "action news. erin. >> thanks eva. developing overnight, philadelphia police are looking for the driver who slammed into a septa bus and a parked car before running away. the action cam was on the scene just before 1:00 a.m. on roosevelt boulevard in feltonville. witnesses say the red suv came out of nowhere striking two other vehicles. medics checked out some of the septa passengers at the scene but no serious injuries were reported. an investigation is under way after a woman's body was found in new castle, delaware. her remains were discovered yesterday in the 100 block of sunset boulevard across from the new castle county airport. investigators believe someone dumped her there. police are still working to identify the victim and they are still trying to determine how exactly she died.
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shards of broken glass and possible bloodstains were spotted about 30 feet away from where the body was found. >> new this morning, the justice department will give 6,000 federal prisoners an early release. it happens later this month and will be the largest one-time release ever. it comes as the obama administration tries to relieve overcrowding and ease long sentences given to nonviolent drug offenders. most of the prisoners will be placed in halfway houses or home confinement to make sure they are supervised. >> ♪ >> presidential candidates are addressing the issue of gun control following the deadly shooting at a community college in orr or. one of the leading gop contenders dr. benn carson is facing a wave of criticism for his comments about last week's rampage. while democrats hillary clinton and martin o'malley are calling for more legislative action. abc's stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: gop
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presidential contender dr. benn carson is leading in the polls and now topping headlines when it comes to gun control. >> gun control only works for normal law abiding citizens. >> reporter: when asked how he would react if he had been sitting in that classroom at the oregon community college with the shooter pointing a gun at him he says he'd fighting. >> i would not just stand there and let them shoot me. i would say hey guys everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> reporter: not everyone is laughing. carson is now being called insensitive by critics. on fox news last night he said he wasn't judging the victims. >> i want to plant the seed in people's minds so that if this happens again, you know, they don't all get killed. >> reporter: the gop candidate also bashing president obama's plan to visit with victims saying if he were elected he would be too busy to go. >> i would probably have so many things on my agenda that i'd go to the next one. >> reporter: jeb bush also criticized days after the oregon shooting for his
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comments. >> look, stuff happens. there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not necessarily the right thing to do. >> reporter: and others like donald trump saying new gun laws are not the answer. >> this isn't guns. this is about really mental illness. >> reporter: on the democratic side, hillary clinton and martin o'malley sticking with their plan for stricter gun laws. the largest association representing federal law enforcement officers says dr. carson's comments may seem tactically reckless but have great merit. stephanie ramos, abc news washington. >> philadelphia archbishop charles chaput estimates nearly 900,000 people attended the papal mass last movement he mentioned the number in his weekly column yesterday. it is the first time the archdiocese of philadelphia has put out a public estimate on the number of people who filled the ben franklin parkway on september 27th. and happening today, the homeless advocacy group project home will hold a ceremony to close the knotted got tomorrow.
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the attraction at the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul saw tens of thousands of visitors during the papal visit. grotto was covered with nearly 150,000 knots on which people wrote their struggles, prayers and intentions. pope francis made an impromptu stop to bless the grotto during his visit. >> new this morning a west philadelphia native has won forbes $1 million business competition. 29-year-old kyle williams cofounded an online platform that provides life saving medications to low income people. she was awarded the top $500,000 prize at the under 30 summit which is taking place in center city this week. five other finalists won $100,000. the summit at the pennsylvania convention center wraps up today. congratulations to all the winners. >> indeed. still to come on "action news," opening the door for philadelphia to open a second casino in the city. >> flooding remains a concern for residents in the carolinas
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after nearly two weeks of rain. david. >> cool and comfortable out there this morning. light winds. a jacket required. but this afternoon t-shirts maybe even shorts if the kids want to change into them. i'll have your afternoon call from accuweather and the latest on that rain headed in on friday. that's all ahead. >> ♪
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>> south carolina residents are keeping their eyes on swollen waterways as they return to their homes. at least 17 people have died in the carolinas 15 in south carolina. officials are warning that new evacuations could come as huge massive water flows towards the sea threatening to weaken dams, even more. >> good thing is i see there's really no rain in the forecast down there in the south. >> yeah, high pressure will be building in there. boy, they need a break. we're getting a nice break today, too. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we are dry. as we take a look outside there may be some high clouds building in during the morning but over wilmington, fairly tranquil conditions. you can see the lack of bouncing with the camera and the wind there and we are looking at a nice start and a really great finish today. currently the temperature is 61 degrees. winds as i mentioned light out of the northwest at just 6 miles per hour. so, a little cool, you throw an extra layer on this morning but it's not going to be a bad morning at all stepping
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outside. now, you can see that there are some high clouds in place. overall we are expecting a mix of those high clouds with sun early and maybe a few more clouds later on but generally speaking, it's going to be a fairly bright day and very nice later on. 59 degrees by 8 o'clock. but by 11 o'clock, already feeling pretty comfortable, 67. winds still light. and then by 2:00, 74 and by about 3:00, 3:30 we'll get a high of 76 degrees before slipping back to 74 by 5:00. very, very nice conditions out there. high temperatures getting up into the mid 70's up in allentown and reading and wilmington, 73 is today's high in trenton and in millville. and down the shore a little bit cooler, 68 in atlantic city. might get up to about 70 on the point down at cape may. and as we take a look at tomorrow, more good stuff in store. high pressure still in control. probably cooling down a little bit to about 73 degrees but still lots of sunshine tomorrow. in fact, probably sunnier tomorrow than today. and then we have a front coming in. there may be some high clouds
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streaking in late in the day and on friday that front will trigger more clouds during the day and by the afternoon we'll probably be on the lookout for light rain. this doesn't look like a major rain maker coming our way but damp conditions expected if you have plans to be out friday evening. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 76 degrees, nice and warm today. average highs are in the low 70's so we're going to be above average and really pleasant and then tomorrow lots of sunshine in store, pleasant conditions a high around 73. notice that we're still getting down into the 50 at night. it is october after all and then friday, warm, we'll really see those numbers surge up to about 79 in the morning especially with sun early. clouds thicken and at some point during the afternoon and evening we'll see that light rain begin to build in. does look like this is a pretty quick system so that end overnight friday and by saturday it might be cloudy to start out but we are looking at the return of some sunshine and cooler high of 66 degrees. temple plays of course at home against tulane, that's the
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homecoming game at noon on saturday and just before that if you get up early you can join me at the parkinson's walk right next to the art museum really looking forward to that and then sunday looks like a great day for the eagles. it's cool but nice, a high of 68 degrees. we'll see some sun over the stadium and on monday sunny and nice as you prepare to head down to the flyers home opener. that will be their third game of the season against florida but they are home monday night and couple hockey i can you bels back. >> no. >> happening today, the pennsylvania house is scheduled to vote on governor tom wolf's latest budget proposal. the democratic governor has made substantial concessions but republicans in harrisburg say it still won't pass. wolf's proposed income tax hike is 3.57 percent, that's down a half point from his original plan. he has dropped his proposal to increase the state sales tax and omitted support for new cigarette taxes. wolf says the tax plan will
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close the deficit and add about $400 million for basic education. an audit pennsylvania's department of education shows it has failed students and taxpayers. that's according to auditor general eugene dee pass swallow. the report found the board of education has not updated the plan for basic etch condition since 1999. they retire required on retired employees for critical positions. a majority of the schools did not get additional assistance. the state education secretary responded saying the department generally agrees with the audit's findings. you can find a list of those poor performing schools on >> time now for your first look at business here at the big board. philadelphia is a step closer to having two casinos which was the intention back when they passed casino gaming 11 years ago. the city's planning commission
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has approved a master plan for the live hotel and casino which would rise near citizens bank park. the project still needs zoning approval from city council. california's fair pay exact now law. governor jerry brown signed the legislation which is a revamped version of the equal pay law. employers now have to pay women and men equally for similar work even if they have different titles or work in different offices. it is one of the strongest equal pay protection laws in the country. stocks are lower in the u.s. yesterday. investors waiting to see the minutes from the federal reserve september meeting which are due out later today. futures do point to a higher open. microsoft has introduced seven new devices and among them the surface book. the first laptop ever released by the company. it has a 13 and a half inch screen that can detach from the keyboard to work on its own as a tablet. >> 4:47 now. there's much more to come on "action news." a man drives into an ocean to try to escape police during a
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chase in australia. >> later the mystery surrounding the deaths of a woman and her adopted baby in a hollywood apartment. >> ♪ with a new hot or iced pumpkin macchiato. de
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this is route 100 at sunrise boulevard and your northbound traffic right there, you see the construction crews out there blocking the left lane. they should be wrapping up pretty shortly but in the meantime you've got one lane restricted so watch for that this morning. traffic can squeeze by on the pennsylvania turnpike here at fort washington but we do have construction restricting the ramps out there so watch for that ramp connecting the pennsylvania turnpike with fort washington, the ramps right now are restricted. in northeast extension here southbound near quakertown we've got construction out here as well blocking the right lane. lots of crews out there early this hour but really not too many problems other than construction crews out there. so, you're okay. looking live here in langhorne bucks county we had construction blocking a lane. was scheduled to clear at 5:00 a.m. but they picked things up a little early so we're looking good at route one at 413 right now matt and erin. >> thank you karen. police in montgomery county are trying to determine if criminal charges should be filed in a deadly crash. two people drowned in the schuylkill canal in upper
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providence township late monday night. the car they were in flipped into the water. the victims were 25-year-old lauren an magargal and 29-year-old clinton berger. the 21-year-old driver and a 25-year-old passenger were able to escape with their lives. officials say the driver was trying to turn around on the narrow tow path but backed onto an embankment instead and flipped into the water. and authorities investigating this crash in delaware county are trying to determine if drugs or alcohol were behind the mess. officials say the kyle husher sped away from police at 6:30 yesterday morning jumped a curbside swiped a taxi, hit a pedestrian and then slammed into a line of parked cars in glenolden. the exclusive video shows husher of ridley township being taken to for a man being chased by police in australia drove a vehicle into the ocean in an unusual bid to escape. police had been following him for nearly two hours as he drove through sand dunes. they watched from the beach as
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the man climbed from his vehicle as it was swamped by waves. the two officers then went into the surf to apprehend him and pulled him from the ocean. >> 4:53 and coming up new from the overnight an update on that water main break that forced crews to close a roadway in the frankford section of philadelphia. details coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> video of a former eagles pregame speech is drawing a lot of hits online. that's next when "action news" continues. >> ♪
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>> los angeles police investigating the bizarre death of a mother and her adopted one-year-old son. neighbors called officers after hearing screams from the hollywood apartment. inside police found the woman and the baby dead along with a older son who was alive but traumatized. because she had been hospitalized for bronchitis detectives think the 42-year-old died of natural causes. they believe the baby choked to death while being fed. a model who accused bill cosby of drugging her at the playboy mansion has sued for sexual assault. chloe goins said she attend #ed a party in the mansion at 2008 around the time she turned 18. she says cosby gave her a drink that made her sick and dizzy after he helped her to a room to lie down she says she blacked out. when she awoke she said she had been assaulted. cosby's attorney has previously denied those accusations. >> new this morning, our sister network espn is reporting that a member of the
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new york giants is on the bench for the rest of the season because of mrsa. tight end daniel fels was reportedly being treater for a chronic ankle condition when doctors discovered he has that serious bacterial infection. the team doesn't believe any other players have mrsa but as precaution they have disinfected the locker room and ail training and meeting areas. former eagles safety brian dawkins gave a passionate pregame pep puck to the texas a & m football team this past weekend. >> right now i'm telling you -- i'm telling you they don't respect us. they don't respect us. but that don't matter because guess what you can do when you don't get respect? you can take it . it. we going to go outer and take it. when i down the three, we going to take it on three, one, two, three, take it. >> texas a & m beat mississippi state 30 to 17. chip kelly get b. dawk on the
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phone before they play the cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> a new jersey priest is accused of pointing a gun at a child because the eight-year-old doesn't like the giants. we'll explain. >> an award winning actor finds an item that belongs to a new york college student and hardly plays a game of finders keepers. that story and more coming up on "action news."
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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 everyone, 5 o'clock on this wednesday october 7th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and here's what's happening. >> murder of a transgender woman could it be labeled as a hate crime? live with the latest on the investigation. >> shocking new details emerge about the mother of the man accused of gunning down nine people on a college campus out west. >> several lanes of a philadelphia road is still shut down after a water main break washed it out. >> let's get details on weather and traffic right now with dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> we're off to a nice start this morning. we have some high clouds streaking in but i think there


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