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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. i am tamala edwards. it is wednesday, october 14th. right now police in delaware county are -- >> investigators in camden county are trying to figure out what happened to a three-year-old boy who was later found dead. philadelphia police hope to arrest a woman today wanted for burglarizing senior citizens. >> and princeton university is poised to allow its campus police access to rifles. >> good morning everyone, it is 4:30 midweek. let's turn to dave murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. good morning. >> little bit cooler out there this morning and staying that
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way this afternoon. as we take a look at satellite you can see some clouds out to the west of us and today is going to be a day where we have sun at times, clouds other times and kind of a mix. the rain from yesterday which wasn't all that much is now slipping off to the east as we take a look at temperatures, 59 degrees currently in philadelphia. still in the low 50's in reading and allentown. 56 in trenton. 56 in wilmington and 63 in sea isle city. the wind is not all that strong just yet. they are starting to turn out of the west. eventually will drop down out of the northwest and will get stronger. 10 to 20 miles per hour winds later this afternoon. partly cloudy and cool this morning. 56 degrees by 6 o'clock, 58 by 8 o'clock. maybe getting a little bit breezy on the bus stop. on your storm tracker6 app we're getting seasonably mild this afternoon but cooler than yesterday. 57 degrees by 8 o'clock, 64 by noon, 3 o'clock 68 degrees and your high today is probably going to be at about 69 degrees. tough to draw that nine and that's going to be at about 3:30 or 4 o'clock.
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66 degrees by 6 o'clock. cooler as we head towards the weekend. karen i'll have that drop in temperatures coming up. >> all right dave. closures on the vine street expressway westbound traffic is just opened on the vine. we're seeing some cars now. looks like as we look live we're just now starting to see police allow some eastbound traffic as well. the vine street expressway has been closed the the past couple of nights and that's due to construction. it was scheduled to open at 5:00 a.m. and looks like they're opening just a little bit earlier so looking good right now. we're watching those crews, some of them leave the scene right now and allowing some traffic on the vine now in both directions. and here we look at i-95. we can see the construction still going on at 413 in bristol township. it's southbound blocking a couple lanes. you see the flashing lights there with police on the scene right here. this is the schuylkill at university avenue. the eastbound ramp continues to be closed until 5:00 a.m. now, we saw that they were doing the construction there in the process of leaving that so watch for that. thirty-fourth street use that to reenter the schuylkill at
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university avenue. looking at the big picture here, you're looking at speeds mostly in the 50's at this point with no big problem. 452 at i-95 we've got an accident investigation going on causing restrictions right here, matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. developing overnight, a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash in delaware county. it happened late last night at market and chestnut streets in boothwyn. the biker died at the scene. a car with significant damage to the front passenger side stopped on the side of the road. police are still working on piecing together what exactly happened. and police in camden county are still trying to figure out what happened to a three-year-old boy. brendan creato was found dead yesterday morning. the investigation now seems to be focusing on the boy's father. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside the prosecutor's office in camden. she's got the latest on this sad tale. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. the child's dad remains under investigation but we do know that homicide investigators here at the camden county
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prosecutors office have been questioning the child's father among other people but no arrests have been made and a lot of questions remain including how this little boy died. friends and neighbors gathered in haddon township last night to remember three-year-old brendan creato a-little boy who loved cats and dogs, pirates and the hulk. >> he was going to be the hulk for halloween. he had his costume ready. he was a joy. >> reporter: creato's body was found yesterday about a half mile from his father's home in a wooded area of cooper river park. family friends say the child's parents a.m. nan today dinotto and dj creato missed separate homes. the child's grandmother dropped brendan off at his father's home 9:30 monday night. he was reported missing by a family member the next morning at 6:: among others authorities have been questioning his father. family friends say despite a number of personal problems in dj creato's life his son was the most important thing to him.
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>> he's been there and he said i didn't do this because he didn't do this. we know he didn't do this. he loves his baby. >> reporter: in a statement brendan's mother says we are heartbroken by the loss of our beautiful boy brendan creato. we don't have any answers about what occurred. we thank the community which searched this morning for brendan and gathered tonight in his memory. and so far the prosecutors office hasn't commented on whether there are any obvious signs of trauma on that little boy's body. they say they're waiting for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death. we're live in camden, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." tam. >> okay, thank you, katherine. family and friends gathered in north philadelphia to remember duval johnson. the 14-year-old was shot monday night along the 1200 block of north tenth street. he died yesterday. police are trying to figure out who killed the teen and why. >> police expect arrest a serial burglar today, a woman stealing from kind hearted older residents in the city's kensington section.
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investigators have surveillance video of the woman at one crime scene on the 3300 block of mascher street. in the past month police say she has burglarized nine homes in that area. she befriend residents talking them to con her way in. she told olga marrero she was bleeding. she saved the cash for her grandchildren including one now seriously ill. >> probably like january. >> reporter: you have been saving that money all year. >> yeah. my husband, too. >> in another case the robber brought a child along to help con her way into another home. police say they know who she is but haven't identified her because she hasn't been charged yet. this young woman has been missing since pope francis' visit. 24-year-old julia milne of philadelphia was spotted at broad and cherry streets the night of the papal concert. police say she suffers from bipolar disorder and needs
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medication. >> ♪ >> what happens in vegas stays in vegas but not the last night. many of the topics covered in the first democratic debate will likely be ringing in the ears of voters until next november. the five candidates focused more on policy than finger pointing. hillary clinton appeared polished but wasn't able to avoid the controversy surrounding her e-mail but she did have some unlikely support. >> i've taken responsibility for it. i did say it was a mistake and i have been as transparent as i know to be. >> people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. >> the candidates also addressed the issue of gun control and even took questions from facebook. >> the nra gets its way in our congress and we take a back seat. i would bring the gun lobby in and say we've got to change this. where could we find common ground? >> do black lives matter? i risk my political life raising the issue of criminal justice
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reform. >> of course we've seen seeing that political ad urging joe biden to run. he's expected to announce later this week if he's going throw his hat in the race or not. >> he did not parachute in. >> no. the podium went unused. >> much to the dismay of everyone in vegas we're less than three weeks away from the philadelphia mayoral election. i've been talking to the major candidates, democrat jim men key and republican melissa murray bailey about the issues in the race. you can watch my latest segment go pro politics in which we talk about aggressive policing right now on my facebook page. >> new this morning, princeton university public safety officers will soon have access to rifles. the guns could be used in case of campus emergencies involving active shooters or armed suspects. the policy change will be implemented over the next several months. it comes in the wake of several deadly shootings on campuses around the country. the officers do not carry guns while on duty. currently princeton police
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respond to incidents involving an armed suspect or active shooters. >> happening today, funeral services will be held for jerry mondesire, the former naacp president in philadelphia. a viewing was held yesterday afternoon at bright hope baptist church in north philadelphia. friends and family were on hand along with police commissioner charles ramsey. this morning's celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the same church. today would have been mondesire's 66th birthday. >> 4:threw 39 now. still much more news you didn't see last night. dole food company is voluntarily recalling some of its bagged salad snowed our area. >> a north dakota community is recovering from a pair of fires that tore through the town include tag playground. david. >> cool again this morning with many neighborhoods in the 50's. winds not all that bad just yet. we're rooting for saint joe's university for our college this morning. this afternoon it might be mild enough for a t-shirt for a couple hours. i'll have details ahead and that cool down for the weekend
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coming up.
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>> new video shows a north dakota playground melted into ribbons of plastic and ash. the pair of fires ravaged the town of cannonball. residents evacuated as flames
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burned several buildings to the ground over the weekend. the blaze shopped just short of consuming an elementary school. >> wow. >> wow. quite a sight. >> winds and brush fires. >> that's the way it is in the plains. >> no kid den. >> that's not the issue around here. we're looking for cold winds coming soon. >> yeah, it will be a little chillier, breezy this afternoon and boy as we head towards the weekend chillier still. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that we still have -- actually that rain is from a couple hours ago but it is pushing away from us and getting out of here. and that's g as we take a look outside we have decent conditions out there. it is a little bit cool. might wind up being a little bit breezier as we roll through the morning as well although right now the winds aren't all that bad. 59 degrees is your current temperature in philadelphia, winds out of the west at 7 miles per hour. and the barometric pressure on the rise following the departure of that front yesterday. you can see there are some additional clouds out to the west though and it's going to be one of those days where we have sun for awhile then
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clouds and then a mix. we'll call it partly sunny skies. 57 degrees by 8 o'clock, 62 by 11 o'clock. it will be a bit cooler today. 66 degrees by 2 o'clock and around 4 o'clock we'll get up to a high of 69 degrees. some spots might even hit 70 today. 67 is the 5 o'clock temperature. on the big map we're going to go for 60's in most spots. 67 in allentown, 68 is your high today in reading. sun mixing with clouds, breezy conditions everywhere. close to 70 up and down the i-95 corridor and not too much different down the shore today. highs of about 68 degrees right along the beach. tomorrow we have high pressure in control. it's going to bring us sunny conditions. 65 will be your cooler high, though, so it will be nice and seasonable but probably even a little bit more use for jackets tomorrow as you're walking around as that temperature will bottom out a little bit cooler. and then on friday that's the next chance of precipitation. doesn't look like a lot. it's going to be similar to yesterday with just a streak or two of light to moderate showers coming through and right now the model suggests that around midday we might see some of that in
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philadelphia. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, going for a high of 69 degrees today. it will be breezy and a little cooler than it was yesterday when we got up into the mid 70's and partly sunny skies overall. tomorrow lots of sunshine but cooler with a high of 65 and then friday cloudy skies with another frontal boundary arriving, a high around 66 degrees. ahead of that front and a couple more sprinkles and showers as you just saw on future tracker6. this is not a washout, just occasionally damp. and then behind that we get another shot of even cooler air. on saturday a high of 59 degrees. it will be nice with a fair amount of sunshine but chilly conditions. temple plays at night so bundle up at lincoln financial field for that one and then sunday breezy and chilly and a high of just 54. notice how both overnight saturday night and sunday night into sunday morning and monday morning, we're down into the 30's in philadelphia and i do think we're going see the season's first frost either saturday night into sunday morning or sunday into monday. and then sunday -- or monday i should say sunny and chilly, a
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high of just 56 degrees. temperatures will be tumbling through the 50's during the eagles game and probably getting into the 40's before the end of monday night football. and still bright on tuesday. starting to get a little bit milder though, back up into the 60's. >> i like that little climb back up. thanks, david. new this morning, the dole food company is voluntarily recalling bad of spinach. they were sold in pennsylvania and new jersey but not in delaware. dole says the bags could possibly contain salmonella bacteria but the company says no illnesses have been reported. i've tweeted out more information on this product recall. two new jersey lawmakers are pushing for federal authorities to take a closer look at fantasy sports leagues. democratic senator bob menendez and democratic congressman frank pallone spoke yesterday outside metlife stadium in east rutherford. controversy surrounded two big fantasy sites, fan dual and draft kings after a draft kings employee admitted to winning a huge prize from a rival site because he had inside information.
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the lawmakers say it is hypocritical to allow betting on fantasy sports leagues while wagering on individual games remains illegal. >> time now for that first look at business. temple university has renamed its medical school in honor of the late businessman and philanthropist lewis katz. katz died in a plane crash in 2014. prior to his death the philadelphia inquirer co-owner donated $25 million to temple. it is the single largest donation in temple's history. katz was a temple graduate and served on its board of trustees. we're all online in this country but that's not the case across a lot of the world. a new report shows that 57 percent of the world's population doesn't get online. one of the biggest reasons why may be this. it turns out that only about 5 percent of the languages that are used out there are presenter on the internet. the major stock indices lost ground yesterday and this morning futures seem to be pointing to a mixed open. pay pal will reimburse shipping costs for customers mailing items back to stores this holiday season.
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you can use the benefit four times between now and the end of january, up to $30 each time. macy wal-mart and the apple store are among the online retailers accept pay pal. >> 4:48 is the time and coming up in "action news" new details on lamar odom. the former basketball star was found unconscious at a nevada brothel. >> an arkansas man was kicked out of his church because of his sexual orientation. hear what the church says he needs to do if he wants to be back in the flock.
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>> ♪ >> hello. we made it about halfway through the week. that's pretty good so far, right? let's see if we can continue that trend. we're looking outside live. this is trooper road at audubon road. we still have construction crews. they've got the cones set up, the equipment blocking a lane in each direction so look for that to be happening on trooper road. on the ben franklin bridge we've got that ongoing construction eastbound blocking the right lane but westbound coming into the city seeing no problems at this hour. the roads right here are clear and dry and we're looking pretty good on the ben and all your area bridges. the vine street expressway opened a little earlier than usual. it had been closed for that overnight construction again so no problem if you're headed out right now taking the vine. that's westbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill with very light volume at this early hour. the ramp to 202 southbound to
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i-95 is closed until thursday at 5:00 a.m. so that overnight construction still causing problems and remaining closed until tomorrow morning. this accident i told you about on 452 at i-95 that accident has cleared so we're looking a little better there matt and tam. >> thank karen. former nba player and reality tv star lamar odom is in a coma. that's according to the web site tmz. the 35-year-old was found unconscious at a nevada brothel yesterday. he had checked into the place on saturday. the owner of the love ranch said odom consumed whiskey and ann heche balance supplement but said he had no knowledge of odom taking another drug. he married chloe kardashian in 2009. she filed for divorce in 2013 and he had a questionable history with drugs over that time. a small plane crashed into a mobile home park in florida. fire officials say there are an unknown number of victims. managers of the community in palm beach county told local media outlets first responders pulled three bodies out of the
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wreckage late last night. one witness said the plane swayed side to side before it suddenly dropped onto homes that burst into flames. the faa is investigating the crash. >> the search is on for two men who viciously attacked an elderly man at the front door of his home in the city's somerton section. the victim had surveillance cameras pointed at his front door on the outer block of welton street. one man was hiding a metal object behind his back. you see that right there. as the 70-year-old man opened the door, the two men rushed in and attacked. they left a few minutes later, though. the victim is in the hospital with several injuries including a cracked skull. it is still not clear why he was attacked. >> ♪
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>> new this morning, a michigan woman is facing criminal charges for firing a gun at shoplifters who were fleeing a home depot. the 46-year-old saw a man hustle a cart full of stolen items from the auburn hills store last week. the lawyer for tatiana rodriguez says she was trying to stop the shoplifters, not kill them. the oakland county prosecutor called her actions disturbing and charged her with reckless discharge of a weapon. police eventually arrested the two shoplifters who pleaded not guilty to first degree retail fraud. a jury has ordered a wisconsin gun shop owner to pay nearly $6 million to two police officers who were shot with a gun purchased at the store. the officers filed a
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negligence lawsuit against the owners and operators of badger guns. the suit claimed the shop allowed an illegal sale despite several warning signs that the weapon was being purchased for someone else who could not buy it legally. the officers were shot in the face during a traffic stop in 2009. >> new this morning, an arkansas church has kicked out a young worshiper because he admitted to being gay. dillon settles has been a member of woods chapel general baptist church for six years. he was expelled by the church board after revealing he was gay. the church sent him a letter explaining its decision. it also invited him back if he repents for his lifestyle. settles says thanks but no thanks. >> i don't feel comfortable sitting at a pew or sitting beside my parents or sitting alone in this corner in that church when all i want to see is people pointing their fingers at me or putting me up against the wall because of the lifestyle i chose. >> settles has posted the
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letter on facebook. some have criticized his lifestyle while others applaud his bravery and hope that another church will he its arms to him. >> 4:58 is the time. still to come on "action news" a one of a kind lawsuit. a new york woman is suing her eight-year-old nephew because of a hug that left her injured. >> a woman is dead after a nasty crash in south jersey. that story and more when "action news" comes right bac back.
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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 wednesday october 14th. here's what's happening. >> a full scale investigation is under way into the death of three-year-old brendan creato. we are live in camden county. >> and new details on a story blowing up on the internet. a new york woman sues her own nephew after an enthusiastic hug goes wrong. >> accuweather is tracking cooler weather with the coldest air of this season coming later this week. >> let's find out a little bit more about that, go on over to dave murphy and karen rogers ha y


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