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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 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday, october 14th. here's what's happening. >> full scale investigation in under way into the death of three-year-old brendan creato. we are live in camden county. >> and new details on a story just blowing up on the internet. a new york woman has sued her nephew because he was a little too enthusiastic in giving her a hug. >> accuweather is tracking cooler weather with the coldest air of the season coming later this week. >> let's turn now to dave murphy. he's outside talking about that accuweather and karen rogers has your commute. good morning. >> it's a bit of a chilly start. the breeze not too bad just yet though so it feels similar to the last couple mornings. satellite shows clouds welling up to the west of us. we'll squeeze early sunshine and over the horizon. it's going to be one of those days when we're bouncing back and forth between clouds and sun. 57 degrees in the city, 50 in
allentown, 48 now in reading. 53 in wilmington, 54 in trenton and 62 down the shore in sea isle. and your winds right now in the single digits in most spots but building a bit after we get past sunrise. we're probably looking at 10 to 20 miles per hour winds through the afternoon. 57 degrees by 8 o'clock. still cool there. and then by noon, 64. and we're not going to be as mild this afternoon. 3 o'clock's temperature will be 68 which is just a degree above average and 69 will be the high at about 4 o'clock. so, not quite as warm as yesterday but still seasonably mild this afternoon. partly sunny skies and a bit on the breezy side. we're still looking at cooler air arriving as we head not only in through tomorrow but then into the weekend. i'll have details on that coming up in the accuweather 7-day. karen, what's on the map there. >> well, woo he have got a map right here of a problem in montgomery county. i just got off the phone with police in montgomery county. they told me about this accident involving to vehicles closing down geary gil pike at 663. they said one of the drivers, they had a medevac helicopter that came to the scene. the road had to be closed down
when that person was flown to the hospital. another person was transported to the hospital. a serious accident here closing garyville pike at 663. if you're in this area take old buck towed old plane to sleepy hollow road. police telling me about a problem at 422 right at the perkiomen trail overpass. road is buckling in that area so police headed to the scene right now to investigate a road buckling but just be careful about that on 422 at perkiomen trail. let's take a live look outside as penndot zooms the camera around. we'll check out the blue route near the schuylkill. we can see a little bit more volume pointing out there. the roads are clear and dry. we haven't seen too many problems on the main roads this morning so northbound traffic headed towards plymouth metering moving okay right now on the blue route but a couple of accidents and that one serious one right now in montgomery county. tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. and we begin with a developing story. police in south jersey are still on the scene an accident that cost a woman her life. the woman died in an overnight crash at the intersection of sicklerville and dickinson
roads in gloucester township. police say the woman lost control of the car somehow and ended up in a deep wooded area. the road has been shut down as officers continue their investigation. police tell "action news" that they found a baby seat in the car but there wasn't a child involved in the crash. police have not yet released the name of the victim. >> and we continue to follow a tragic and mysterious story out of south jersey. a toddler was found dead just hours after family members reported him missing. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at camden county prosecutor's office with what we know this morning. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the child's death remains under investigation. homicide investigators here at the camden county prosecutor's 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, amanda din not tow and dj creato live in separate homes. authorities say the child's grandmother dropped brendan off at his father's apartment 9:30 monday neither. he was reported missing by a family member the next morning at 6:00. 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. >> he's been there and he said i don't need a lawyer because i didn't do this because he didn't do thumbs 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 prosecutor's office hasn't commented on whether there are any obvious signs of injury to the child's body. they're waiting for the medical examiner to determine his cause of death. we're live in camden, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> thank you katherine. mayor michael nutter is scheduled to make an announcement on public safety. the mayor will reveal more at 9:30 this morning and "action news" will be there. police commissioner charles ramsey discussed policing and democracy and the constitution's role during a forum at the national constitution center last night. someone asked ramsey about stop and frisk. >> just because you stop an individual you don't automatically have to search him. depends on the stop. it depends on whether or not you think that person's in possession of a weapon. >> commissioner ramsey was part of president obama's task force to make recommendations on policing. protesters interrupted his q and a last night. those demonstrators want officers to be held accountable for crimes against the community. the ncc removed the protesters
and the event continued. >> it is 6:05 and an american car maker says the day is not too far off when they will be able to offer you a car that can drive itself. maribel aber live at the nasdaq in times square. she's got the latest. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, to you tam. general motor center city starting on self-driving cars. ceo mary bar says a lot of development is confidential but barra said gm will have a fleet of self driving chevy bolts at one of its test facilities. barra called gm one of the leaders in developing self driving cars. stocks posted a modest loss as the dow seven session winning streak came to an end. right now futures pointing to a lower open. we've got reports and retail sales and producer prices due out later today. pay pal will reimburse shipping costs for customers mailing items back to stores this holiday season. you can use the benefit four times between now and the end of january. and it's good for up to $30 each time. macy, wal-mart and the apple
store are among the online retailers that accept pay pal. here's hoping matt and tam you guys won't be mailing my gift back to you back. >> not those cookies maribel. we were licking the tin fighting over them. >> maribel is a sweet person. >> yes, she is. >> she really enjoys doing the show with us here and she sends us stuff. >> she sends us stuff which gets her a nice shout-out. all right. so, storm tracker6 live double scan we'll give a nice shout-out to the radar too. after yesterday's sprinkles and showers we're drying out. as we take a look outside this morning, we do have the expectation of some sunshine coming up over the horizon before too much longer. and then we'll see kind of a sun and clouds mix through the day. it's cool to start out again. 57 degrees in philadelphia. 50 on the nose in allentown. upper 40's in reading and out in lancaster. 54 in trenton. 57 up in beach haven and 53 inland at atlantic city airport but up to 62 on the water in cape may. as we take a look at satellite and radar, there come the clouds from the west. obviously they are not socking
the entire eastern region in. so, it looks like we'll go from sun to clouds and then probably back and forth a little bit today. as we take a look at the high temperature up in the lehigh valley, little cooler today. 67 degrees, clouds mixing with sun. breezy conditions especially after we get past sunrise and into the later morning hours. down the shore clouds and sun, also developing a pretty decent breeze there as well, 68 degrees is the high at the shore. went don't really have much of a range in temperatures today. in philadelphia, we'll probably stop on or about 69 degrees, again sun mixing with clouds and breezy conditions with those winds rolling out of the northwest later today at 10 to 20 miles per hour. a little breezy early as you step outside but a little bit breezier later today. 57 degrees by 8 o'clock, 62 by 11 o'clock. we spend the morning in rather cool conditions and then in the afternoon we're in the mid to upper 60's with that high of 68 probably around 4 o'clock this afternoon. tomorrow high pressure rolls in. it may not be quite as breezy tomorrow. we'll have lots of sunshine. but we will see that
temperature dip to 65 degrees as more and more cool air starts to sweep in from the west and northwest. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, shows the nice one today with a high of 69 degrees, partly sunny skies. a bit breezy and cooler than yesterday. and then tomorrow, lots of sun, but a built cooler way high of 65. on friday ahead of another frontal boundary we may have time to pop up to 66 before temperatures turn around. it will be cloudier and there will be a couple of showers on friday. behind that system it gets even cooler and this is really the coolest air mass of the season coming in starting saturday. 59 degrees is your forecast high. nice enough with partly sunny skies but chilly. temple plays at night at lincoln financial field and then sunday breezy and chilly, a high of just 54. july to bundle up for the aids walk which occurs early next to the art museum on sunday morning. and of course it's a 5k run as well. look at these overnight lows, too. we'll probably see some areas looking at some frost both saturday night into sunday morning and sunday night into monday morning. and then monday's chilly. 56 degrees.
bundle up for the eagles monday night football contest on phl17 if you're not going of course you don't have to bundle up unless your tv is outside but that's another story. still bright and milder then on tuesday, 62 degrees. i could see us getting back up into the mid 60 sometime in the middle of next week. >> we would like that. thanks, david. more stories you didn't see last night including arrests in a chilling family crime that unfolded inside of a church. >> a jury rules on a woman who took her own nephew to court all over a hug. karen. >> we're live in fort washington checking out 309 near the pennsylvania turnpike where we have no big problems right here. other issues out there including a fire location and a serious accident with a road closure. i'll have that coming up. >> a subway customer gets an extra topping he did not orde order. it rhymes with mat. [laughter] >> "action news" at 6:00 a.m. is sponsored by temple university. 40,000 students and 300,000 alumni strong. ours is an uncommon drive. temple.edu/take charge. ññ
>> ♪ >> that's beautiful. welcome back. view from temple university of our gorgeous skyline. 69 will be your high today. >> how are we doing on the roads karen. >> we're doing okay here upper state road at county line road but not that far off on county line road we've got some restrictions due to a building fire. now fire police came out, said it wasn't a terribly serious fire but we have crews on the
scene shutting down county line road between huntingdon pike and davisville road. watch for this in that area causing problems with a building fire on county line road. let's take a look at another problem here. i talked to police in montgomery county. this is a serious accident closing garyville pike shut down between 663 and buck road. there were two people injured. one was taken by medevac helicopter. that's why they just shut the road down in that area. another person was transported to a hospital as well so a serious accident still causing problems and garyville pike. stick to buck road and you can take that to sleepy hollow to get around the problems. let's switch to the waze app and talk about the best ways to get to work. over here with your commuter traffic report we can look at coming in from voorhees, new jersey, on the waze app coming into the city and if you're cutting through magnolia and bellmawr and taking the walt whitman bridge into philadelphia a 32 minute ride. not your best bet much it's not bad to take 70 westbound into cherry hill its a 29 minute ride but your best bet coming in from voorhees right now is to take 561 to 295, use the ben franklin bridge, a 27
minute ride. not reporting any major problems on those roadways for sure. let's take a look at the temperatures right now as you're headed out the door. 57 degrees in philadelphia. temperatures about 3 degrees cooler than yesterday. not too bad. but this afternoon you'll feel the difference. yesterday we had a high of 76. today just 69. but average for this time of year. partly sunny skies. not a bad day, tam. >> not bad at all. thank you karen. new here on "action news" a central new york couple has been charged with fatally beating their own 19-year-old son inside a church. new harper police say the attack by bruce and debra leonard also left the teen's 17-year-old younger brother with serious injuries. lucas leonard died monday after he was brutally beaten at the word of life church. police also arrested four other church members. it's still not clear, though, yet, what exactly led to these attacks. investigators say more arrests are expected as the investigation keeps going. new here on "action news," some texas police officers had quite a day. officers saved the day in two different situations that were going on at pretty much the
same time. the first incident happened after a group of elderly people waved down the officer in galveston. that's a beach town an hour away from houston turns out a man was choking on the an muffin. after three heimlich maneuvers by the officer the man was able to cough up the muffin. a few miles away another officer was delivering a baby on the side of the road. mother and child are doing fine. >> and we are here at the big board with a story that may infuriate you and your colleagues at the water cooler today. this connecticut woman seen trying to dodge cameras as she left court yesterday after a jury says no, your 12-year-old nephew does not have to pay you $127,000 for giving you a hug. now, back in 2011, jennifer connell said she suffered a broken wrist after her nephew jump need her arms accidentally knocking her over. the boy was apparently excited connell had showed up to his birthday party. connell was seeking monetary compensation from the boy who is the only person named in the lawsuit for what she
called severe perth injuries resulting in surgery. she was seen in court still wearing an arm cast but the jury took less than 30 minutes to clear 12-year-old sean torala of any wrongdoing. one juror shared her thoughts after the verdict. >> just didn't find him, you know be liable for what happened. >> reporter: connell said her nephew who was eight years old at the time of the incident had always been loving towards her but she testified the injury he allegedly caused her by the overaggressive greeting has, according to connell, disastrous effect os and her social life. recently she said she found it difficult to hold her hors d'eouvre plate at a party. a stack of 100s not so much but again, not one single cent awarded to connell. guys, back to you. >> erin what an epic away from the of time for our criminal justice system. >> sure. >> and civil justice system. thanks. a subway customer got a dose of mystery meat at a restaurant in oregon. he found a dead rodent stuck between the spinach and the
cheese. a health inspector determined the rodent slipped into a bag product subway uses for preparation. thankfully the man did not take a bite. >> 6:18. when we come back airport alert. there's something the faa wants flyers to leave out of their packed bags if they can. david. >> it's a chilly start again this morning. we're putting sweatshirts on the kids. might not be breezy enough for the hood up. we're rooting for saint joe's as our college of the morning. this afternoon we could probably do with a t-shirt for at least a couple hours after school. i'll have your day planner forecast and get you to the airport next.
the woman paid a quarter each. the auction house plans to start bidding a the $2,000 each if they're not groenings, you know what they're going to say doh. >> a buck i-got to start shopping at thrift stores. >> i know. you never know. >> we would buy all the wrong things. >> yeah, we would. >> let's take a look outside right now and check the roads. schuylkill expressway, looking at some heavy traffic eastbound on the schuylkill expressway. we're watching this traffic start to build and westbound here near city avenue so look for that as you're headed out the door. let's check mass transit right now for you. so far septa regional rails patco, new jersey transit and dart, everything, david, is running on time. >> temperatures close to 50 degrees right now across much of the region. a little closer to 60 in philadelphia. by 9 o'clock, we'll still be sitting on or about 58 degrees and then on the bus stop and at the el station by noon, 64. a bit breezy today. winds running about 10 to 20 miles per hour and cooler than yesterday, although the high of 69 at 4 o'clock today is actually going to be a couple of degrees above average. a nice one overall. checking out the national view, not very often i show
you this kind of national satellite and radar. it's like nothing going on. a little bit of cloud cover here in the east. that will be mixed with some sunshine. as we take a look at the big board at the airport, certainly expecting this to be a day that doesn't feature any major delays and sure enough all green aircraft none sign of precipitation at any of our most commonly traveled destinations. tam. >> thank you david. going on to health check for some reason summer babies seem to be born with a little bit of a boost. researchers at cambridge university say babies born in the summer time have a healthier birth rate and are taller. girls start puberty later in life compared to other girls born in other seasons much researchers say they think it's because their expectant mother get more sunlight and vitamin d and their springtime second trimester. >> happening today uber drivers will receive amber alerts specific to their region. the popular ride sharing company has partnered with the national center for missing and exploited children. in more than 180 cities across the u.s. the uber network now covers more than 75 percent of the
u.s. population. statements from both the company and the ncmec reiterated the value of the partnership to increase the reach of the amber alert program ton help bring more missing children home safely. this announcement is an extension of a pilot partnership that launched several months ago in colorado and they said they're very excited about expanding it to u.s. teams. it really makes sense. they're everywhere. they cover a lot of ground on daily basis. >> why not. >> thank you erin. >> you're welcome. >> 6:23. a day for chase utley to appeal his suspension. >> philadelphia police say they are closing in on a woman who is preying on elderly residents. that's next at 6:30.
>> break, at 6:26. a relative found a woman's body dead inside a home in hockessin delaware and police are calling the death suspicious. the discovery happened at 4:00 this morning at a home on widthers way. >> fire concern about airplanes as the faa is issued a warning all because of lithium batteries. they power everything from cell phones commuters cameras and more. the faa wants airlines to ask passengers not to put extra batteries in their checked baggage. this comes after an alaska airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing because a flight attendant's credit card reader powered by a lithium battery caught fire mid flight. you can bring limited amount of lithium batteries in your carry on. >> former philly chase utley
will be able to play in game five of the dodgers-mets playoff series. mlb will not hear his suspension appeal until monday. the dodgers forced game five by beating the mets three-one last night in new york. clayton kershaw struck out eight and allowed only three hits. game five is tomorrow in l.a. the win areplace plays the cubs in the nlcs. >> athlete and reality star lamar odom has been rushed to a hospital. we'll give you an update on his condition. >> later a local ivy league school is arming its public safety officers but sets strict rules as to when and why officers can pull a weapon. >> ♪
player and reality star lamar odom. staff found him unconscious at a brothel. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton dominate as the democratic presidential candidates meet up for their first debate. >> good morning, it is 6:30 on the dot on this wednesday october 14th. let's get word of that chillier weather with dave murphy and karen rogers. >> good morning. we're off to a rather cool start again. take a look at satellite. we'll squeeze in sunshine coming in off the coast over the next half hour or so and then the clouds will get a little bit thicker. you can see them swing in from the west. overall looking at a clouds and sun mix today, going back and forth. 57 degrees in philadelphia currently. 50 degrees in allentown. 48 in reading. 54 in trenton. 53 in wilmington. and cool down the shore as well, little better in sea isle city 62. and the winds a little bit more noticeable this morning. 9 miles per hour in philadelphia. once we guest past the sunrise and get into the afternoon we're looking at 10 to 20 miles per hour breezes. so, hey a-the test today, kids it's a breeze, right. yeah, sure. i hope so anyway. by 8 o'clock, 57 degrees.
that is your temperature on your storm tracker6 app and then 64 by noon. by 3 o'clock, 68 and we're looking at a high today of 69 degrees. not quite as mild as it was yesterday when we got up into the mid 70's and a cool breeze blowing but still pretty seasonable. karen we're looking at even cooler air coming in the accuweather 7-day forecast. i'm detail the latest on that coming up. >> you're only moving on the teens on i-95 southbound as we look live at allegheny. you can see how jammed the traffic s no accidents on i-95 but your volume is really kicking in. already a 29 minute ride southbound from woodhaven to the vine. here on the roosevelt boulevard we can see how heavy traffic is here. particularly jammed southbound as you approach the schuylkill expressway so extra heavy i'd say on the boulevard right now. southbound leading to the schuylkill and the ben franklin bridge eastbound we've got the construction. westbound is where we're seeing the volume. only at this point from the mid span to eighth and vine but it's starting to get busy right now as that volume builds on the ben franklin bridge. and speeds really reflecting that. i-95 we showed that you shot, 19 miles an hour near girard
but even the schuylkill now 38 minute ride eastbound near girard, 33 miles an hour westbound as you're traveling approaching the boulevard to past belmont, matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. we're following breaking news out of delaware. a family member found a woman dead inside a home in hockessin. new castle county police call the death suspicious. and the woman was found around 4:00 this morning at the home on withers way. authorities are on the scene trying to figure out what exactly happened to this woman. stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the very late of the on this and all breaking news. and developing overnight a motorcycle rider has been killed in a crash in delaware county. this 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 investigating what they believe happened here. >> authorities in camden county continue to question a father about his son's death. however, there are no arrests or charges in the case. 100 neighbors and friends held
a vigil for three-year-old brendan creato last night. the boy's body was found yesterday about a half mile from his father's home in a wooded area of haddon township. authorities are awaiting an autopsy before releasing any details in the suspected manner or cause of death. creato's parents live separately. his mother released this statement saying, "we are heartbroken by the loss of our beautiful boy brendan creato. we do not have any answers about what occurred. ." mourners lit candles in north philadelphia in memory of duval johnson last night. someone shot the 14-year-old in the head on the 1200 block of north tenth street on monday. johnson died yesterday. police have not named a suspect or offered a motive. >> police expect to arrest a serial robber today. she's accused of stealing from older residents in kensington. investigators have surveillance video of the woman at one crime scene on the 3300 block of martialer street. in the past month police say the woman has robbed nine homes in the area. they say what she is it is she befriend residents first
talking to them to con her way inside their home. she told olga march rare reshe was bleeding. once she let her inside she stole $300 in christmas gift money all of which had been saved for her grained children including were unwho is seriously ill. marrero talked exclusively to "action news." >> probably like january. >> reporter: you've been saving that money all year. >> yeah. my husband, too. >> in another case, the woman brought a child along to help her con her way into a home. police say they know who the woman is but they haven't identified her because she hasn't been charged yet. >> ♪ >> what happens in vegas stays in vegas but not last night. many of the topics covered in the first democratic debate will likely be ringing in the ears of voters up until election day next notify. the five candidates focused more on policy than finger pointing. hillary clinton appeared polished and confident. but was not able to avoid the controversy surrounding her
e-mails. but she had some unlikely support. >> i've taken responsibility for it. i did say it was a mistake. and i have been as trance parents as i know to be. >> people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. me, too, me, too. >> adamant about that. 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 can we find common ground? >> do black lives matter? >> i risked my political life raising the issue of criminal justice reform. >> now a lot of democrats say someone was missing last nigh night. joe biden. but he's expected to announce whether or not he's going run for president this week. so, we'll see. >> this week. they said back in september. >> i know. >> they said this weekend. >> it's like that guns and roses album we're still waiting for. [laughter] >> that actually did come out. it wasn't as good as usual.
>> no one knew about it. >> thanks erin and now we're less than three weeks away from the philadelphia mayoral election and i have been talking to their major candidates democrat jim kenney and republican melissa murray bailey about the issues in the race. watch my latest segment go pro politics on aggressive policing right now on my facebook page. did erin make a guns and roses reference. >> i know. >> chinese democracy was the album and it wasn't very good at all. >> it was too much keyboards. >> i totally have no idea what you're talking about. >> but he will talk about the weather. >> storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows you that we are dry so get on up and get out there, people. no problems weather-wise. pretty morning, too, hm? a fair amount of sunshine coming and and there sure is over the ben franklin bridge and the water rippling a little bit not only from a passing tugboat but the winds are a little bit more noticeable this morning than they were the last couple mornings. that's a beautiful picture though on sky6 this morning. hope you enjoy that. 57 degrees is your temp right now. winds running west-southwest
at 9 miles an hour. it will build once the sun gets up off the horizon. looking at a 10 to 20's miles per hour breeze. cloud cover coming in from the west and it's going to be one of those days where we transition back and forth between sun and clouds. we'll call it partly sunny. 57 degrees by 8 o'clock, 62 by 11 o'clock. during the morning it will be cool, a little bit breezy. good morning for a jog or exercise or just to get out and get something done. then by 2 o'clock, 66 degrees and tomorrow's -- this afternoon i should say is not too bad. 69 degrees is your forecast high. we'll hit that rather late in the day around 4 o'clock. breezy, cooler than yesterday but still seasonable in terms of that high. it's actually a couple of degrees above average. 69 degrees in trenton, 69 in wilmington today, 67 is your high in allentown, 68 in reading. not much of a spread of temperatures at all. even down the shore we're on or about 68 degrees. so, everybody with very even numbers today. tomorrow high pressure gets a little bit closer to us. it will probably be a little less breezy. lots of sun but because of a pronounced flow of cool air in the region we'll only get up
to a high of 65 on thursday and then we head into friday and we're probably still looking at highs in the mid 60's but the difference a front comes through and we'll see an occasional shower. right now the model looking a couple of days in advance thinks it's going to be around midday but kind of like yesterday showers it's not going to be all day. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, breezy and cooler today, nice, 69. 65 tomorrow under the sun and then 66 on friday with an occasional shower possible. and then behind that front we get even cooler. 59 degrees is your high on saturday. temple plays at lincoln financial field at night. i'll be there bundled up because it will be rather cool. on sunday breezy and chilly, a high of just 54 and monday looks sunny and chilly, a high of 56. also cool for monday night football. and notice those overnight lows on saturday and sunday night getting down into the 30's. i could see some spots looking at some frost either sunday morning or monday morning. so, potted plants, get them in before the weekend. >> good idea. thank you, david. >> yeah. >> it is now 6:38 and we're following a developing story.
athlete lamar odom was unresponsive when he was rushed to a hon. we'll tell you the latest that we're hearing about his condition. >> pardon the interruption. a radio show host runs after a robber during her shift. karen. >> we've got a horrible accident just coming in right on the schuylkill expressway blocking all lanes. look at that vehicle. completely flipped over on its side blocking all lanes. schuylkill westbound at 30th street. we can even see police penndot all on the scene eastbound as well. a mess on the schuylkill. details on this coming up. >> and also an abc star opens up about her struggle with postpartum depression. her story next up on "action news."
>> 6:41. we have breaking traffic news. we go directly to karen rogers. >> what a horrible accident right in our camera shot. this is the schuylkill expressway westbound traffic right here. we are jammed at this point from 30th street to passyunk. we could see this accident here near 30th street. look at this car completely flipped over on its side. we've got police and penndot eastbound blocking the left lane as well. this accident just happened a moment ago. we're watching live as police here climb over the barrier trying to get to this vehicle right here. traffic is jammed. it's at a standstill. all lanes obviously blocked. the car itself still flipped over is blocking all lanes on the schuylkill expressway. this is westbound at 30th street. all just happening within the last few minutes. police quickly responding to this but we can see how the vehicle on its side. we just saw somebody hop right over the barrier trying to get to these people and talk to the drivers behind it that are just stuck in traffic. i want to switch over to the waze app and just show you some of the speeds in this area right now and we can see you're traveling at best from
there about 11 miles an hour. you're traveling up to 30th street where you are jammed solid with all traffic stopped. everybody online talking about this accident that's creating a big problem on the schuylkill westbound. let's go back to that shot one more time and look and see if there's anything changed. you can see that it's still completely on its side although we see police in the eastbound lanes. we're not seeing them yet on the westbound lanes trying to deal with this or rescue crews or anyone just yet trying to make that car upright so a mess on the schuylkill expressway westbound. let's take a look at some of the other issues here. on the schuylkill westbound in a different area past the boulevard to almost approaching the blue route you're traveling only in the teens, 19 miles an hour at best so some slow speeds there. we see those slow speeds you might expect on i-95. we've got a shot of that here. hard a 32 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine right now on i-95. that's your southbound traffic headed towards center city. pretty jammed out there this morning as well as this accident that's new in norristown on swede street at main street but of course the big accident is the one on the
schuylkill. a quick look at the temperatures just showing you it's just a little cooler than it was yesterday, about 3 degrees cool interphiladelphia, 57, but headed up just to 69 today. no weather-related problems on the roads, matt isn't thanks, karen. new this morning, a small plane crashed in a mobile home park in florida. fire officials say there are an unknown number of victims. managers of the community in palm springs say first responders pulled three bodies from the wreckage late last night. one witness said the plane swayed side to side before it suddenly dropped on two homes that burst into flames. the f a. a is investigating the crash. >> 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 currently carry guns while on duty and they won in general, just in these special cases. currently princeton police are the ones who respond to
incidents involving an armed suspect or active shooters. >> ♪ >> developing this morning, there are reports that former nba star and chloe kardashian's estranged husband lamar odom is in a coma. the 35-year-old was found unconscious inside a nevada brothel last night. authorities plan to fly him to a hospital in las vegas but he was too tall to fit in a helicopter. the owner of the love ranch said odom consumed cognac and ann heche balance supplement but had no knowledge of him taking any other drugs. his condition is not known but tmz is reporting that he is in a coma. chloe kardashian filed from divorce from odom in 2013 citing irreconcilable differences but it hasn't been finalized by a judge. new overnight hayden panettiere has sought treatment for postpartum depression. the star of abc's nashville gave birth in december. a spokeswoman said the actress entered treatment voluntarily and is asking for privacy during this time. our best to her. matt.
mean, you just see the severity of this accident. happened just minutes ago. how about that car completely flipped on its side blocking all lanes. this is the schuylkill expressway westbound right near 30th street. it is shut down westbound. eastbound they've got crews over there. we see police, we see penndot all blocking the left lane so you're jammed eastbound because everyone is stopping to look. westbound you're going nowhere fast so crews are still coming to respond to this. we have yet to see them come out and try to flip the car up. we're watching live as we saw police hopping over the barrier just trying to get to the people there. i mean, a horrible accident scene on the schuylkill westbound. are you jammed solid from passyunk to 30th street where we have no traffic moving at this point. eastbound you see that left lane remains blocked with crews coming to the scene. meanwhile mass transit showing no problems right now, dave. >> all right, karen on the big board it's very chilly this morning. we've got temperature in the upper 40's in pottstown coatesville fleetwood. 50 on the nose in quakertown, 48 in saint davids, 57 in center city. and across the river in south jersey, 51 degrees in buena,
52 in hammonton, 57 in avalon and low 50's from hockessin down to dover, delaware. if you're dressing the kids definitely cool enough for sweatshirts. rooting for saint joe's for our college of the morning. this afternoon you could probably squeeze out a couple hours in a t-shirt. here's how numbers will roll today. 58 degrees by 9 o'clock, 64 in philadelphia by noon. 68 by 3 o'clock with a high of 69 around 4 o'clock. and don't forget, there is going to be a 10 to 20 miles per hour breeze today. matt. >> all right, time now to check in with "gma." >> all right. let's go to a immee row robach live at the "gma" studios for the run down. good morning, amy. >> reporter: all right, you ordered it, i'm delivering. matt and tam, great to be with you on this wednesday morning. coming up next here on "gma" it was a big night in las vegas. the democratic presidential candidates facing off at the debate. frontrunner hillary clinton and bernie sanders going head to head. and this morning gop hopeful donald trump joins us live with his take on the night and we have full team coverage this morning. and then cubs fans waking up happy this morning celebrating after their big win over the
cardinals. the team heading into the national league championship series as the mets take on the dodgers. we'll have all the details on that. plus, a tragic story. former nba star lamar odom found unconscious in a nevada brothel. his ex-wife chloe kardashian rushing to his side as he fights for his life this morning. we'll have the very latest on his condition. and then we will switch gears. "gma" on the lookout. a closer look at some of those new iphone cases, a lot of companies claiming their model is the best. but which ones really offer the best protection for your phone? i need to see this guys 'cause i just cracked mine last week with a case on. >> well, don't use a butcher knife on yours like they did in the video. >> don't throw it off a building. >> a texas radio show host hit the pause button to stop a robbery in process. this is yolanda jones sprinting into the street and leaping into a moving car. jones said she had just watched the man behind the wheel smash into her own car
and steal her purse. the radio station surveillance recorded the drama. jones admits she made a dangerous decision to follow the crooks. >> all i can say is there was no thinking. i did not think. i reacted. i try not to let people do bad things to people including myself and that's just what i did. >> jones was a former houston city councilwoman and is still helping police track down the robbers. >> new this morning an arkansas church has kicked out a young worshiper because he admitted he's gay. dillon settles has been a member of the woods chapel general baptist church for six years. he was expelled by the church board after recently revealing that he's 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'm going see is people pointing their
fighting to save atlantic county. chris brown's attacks? the press calls them "embarrassing" political "posturing." the truth? chris brown and will pauls opposed the atlantic city rescue plan, even though it would save thousands of our jobs. we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county. but there's a word for politicians like that. hypocrite.
>> ♪ >> our top story here on "action news," a relative found a woman's dead body inside a home in hockessin delaware this morning and police are calling the death suspicious. new castle county detectives are on the scene right now investigating. >> and we go back to our breaking news. the schuylkill expressway, look at this traffic westbound. we've got this overturned vehicle completely flipped over on its side blocking all lanes westbound at 30th street. eastbound we've got the left lane blocked. so here's what's new. we can see a penndot, a tow truck here on the scene now with this accident. that didn't happen before so they were able to back up to get to the scene right now. traffic is jammed if you're traveling on the schuylkill leading up to it, 6 miles an hour near passyunk and then look at these delays right now. even the eastbound side traveling only 9 miles an hour near 30th street as everybody stops and takes a look at it and what an accident it is. to look at this morning, dave. >> all right, karen, cool as you step out the door. we're in the 50's in most neighborhoods. by 9 o'clock up to 58. then 64 by noon and it's not going to be as warm as
good morning, america. the democrats debate in the desert. hillary, center stage pulling no punches. >> so i'm not taking a backseat to anybody on my value, my principles and the results that i get. >> we break down the defining moments. >> all the shouting in the world is not going to do what i would hope all of us want. >> and the biggest surprises. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. >> donald trump live tweets the whole event. he's here this morning live. complete coverage right now on "gma." breaking news, a jet forced to abort takeoff at l.a.x. a car making a wrong turn onto the runway at one of the busiest airports in the country. the faa is investigating. details coming in right now. fighting for his life.