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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're following breaking news on this tuesday october 20th. >> one suspect is in custody, another is on the loose as philadelphia police investigate a violent home invasion overnight. >> a main line restaurant that was forc forced to close due toa roach infestation is now allowed to reopen. >> sloppy win over the giants has the eagles sitting atop the nfc east. >> you'll see more smiles out there. good morning, it's 4:30. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us. we have david and karen here. >> that was a nice pick. can't wait to see highlights. cloud cover off to the north. we're expecting that to erode
as it tries to push south. mostly sunny skies today with the possibility of occasional clouds. 48 degrees this morning which is certainly cool but these numbers are a lot better than yesterday. 45 in allentown, 44 in reading, 43 in wilmington, 52 in sea isle city. remember how allentown was in the mid-20'sest morning? mid-20y morning. we're 18 degrees milder in allentown right now and 12 degrees milder in philadelphia than this time yesterday so that milder change that we talked about yesterday is in the process of arriving. still chilly under mainly clear skies at the bus stop this morning, 45 to 46. your range of temperatures in philadelphia little bit cool intersome suburbs. as we roll into the afternoon it does feel better. 46 degrees by 8 o'clock. but by noon 61, and 68 by 3 o'clock and today's high up around 70 degrees. we'll call it 69 and that is going to be rather late in the afternoon around 4 o'clock. gets even better tomorrow, karen rogers. we'll have details coming up in that seven-day. >> all right, dave, we're looking live at i-95 and this
is southbound at cottman. we have a problem. it's been pushed to the shoulder. police on the scene. we can see the flashing lights. traffic moving okay on i-95 at cottman. southbound traffic headed toward center city. just watch up ahead with police off to the side. as we look at the vine street expressway just past the schuylkill, we had it closed in the overnight hours. we see the westbound vine reopened. eastbound i'm still not seeing any traffic. here we can see the flashing lights up ahead. i think momentarily they'll be allowing that traffic to get basement it'by. it's expected to open by 5:00 a.m. n quakertown bucks county an accident on 309 at toll gate road. watch for this accident causing a problem as well as on trooper road at 422. overnight construction here. you can see all the cones set up. extra overnight restriction that is we've seen. traffic is just squeezing by at times. trooper road the construction a little heavy this morning, matt. >> got it, karen. thanks. breaking overnight, police rushed to the scene of a violent home invasion in philadelphia and arrived to
find a masked man with gloves on walking out. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the scene in the city's kensington section with the details. katherine. >> reporter: matt, there were three victims here, two of them were tied up, one of them was stabbed. all of them were taken to the hospital in stable condition. now, police do have one nan his 20's in custody. they're searching for the other. you can see the scene in kensington remains closed off here as detectives continue to search for evidence on the 3100 block of f street. police were initially called here around 2:30 this morning and police say two men with masks went inside a home. they were armed with a knife and a army. they woke up the three people inside and police say a 26-year-old woman was tied to a chair with rope and electrical cord. a 36-year-old man was tied to a bed. his wrists and ankles were bound with rope and electrical cord. the third woman in her 40's was taken to her car. they forced her to drive to
kensington and allegheny and withdraw the $100 she had in her account. police say the men then made her drive back to the home and that's when police say she got into a physical confrontation with those two men outside of the home. police say someone heard her screaming and called 911 and that's what alerted police and when they arrived they found the two men struggling with the woman. one of them -- the men was wearing gloves and a mask. he had a hammer in his hand according to police. police tried to apprehend him. he jumped in the white honda they had driven to withdraw money and tried to flee but two officers jumped into the car with him. they took him into custody. police say all three victims were taken to the hospital for evaluation. police say both women were shaken up and the man appeared to have been stabbed. >> he was assaulted, punched to his face. he had bruises to his face. he was stabbed several times to his upper chest. however, although he lost a lot of blood, he was conscious, walking, talking and we believe he's in stable
condition. >> reporter: so the man police were looking for is wearing all dark clothing. he fled north on f street on allegheny. the suspect's hands were covered with gloves or possibly socks but police were looking for evidence and seeing if they left any behind. there are some surveillance cameras at kensington and allegheny where the woman withdrew money. there's a nearby business here that has surveillance cameras. police are hoping there's some footage that can help in this investigation. live in kensington, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." erin. >> thanks. developing in camden two people were shot in two separate shootings just blocks apart. they both happened around 1:00 this morning. the first shooting happened near rose street and whitman avenue, the second at thurmond street and newport street. both victims were rushed to cooper university hospital in critical condition. police are investigating the incident. >> this is new. a single car crash jammed i-95 just as eagles fans were leaving the game.
it happened on the northbound side near packer avenue in south philadelphia at around midnight. investigators say the driver lost control and hit a penndot construction sign. that driver is being checked out at the hospital. took almost an hour to clear the accident. highlights from the game later. a pedestrian who was hit by a car in new castle delaware is in critical condition. he was struck along pulaski highway at wilton boulevard at 8:45 last night. the passenger side of the windshield of the car was smashed in. state police are investigating. ly. >> the contractor charged in the deadly center city building happens has been ac equipmented of murder. but he still faces significant jail time. jurors found griffen campbell not guilty yesterday of six counts of third degree murder in the 2013 collapse. but they did convicts him of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. six people were killed, 13 others injured including maria
plequin who lost half her body. her lawyer says this is the first step in gaining. >> she's greatly appreciative of what the jurors didn't the findings that she made and so she's very happy for that. on the other hand she's looking forward to having the day when we get everybody into the courtroom, everyone who played role in this terrible tragedy. >> campbell will be sentenced january. the civil case against him is set to start next september. >> another new story on "action news." a main line restaurant that was shut down due to a roach infestation is now allowed to reopen. radnor township health officials announced last night that they have cleared yangming in bryn mawr. the customer found a roach in a meal back in august and days later a surprise inspection revealed more roaches and suer pipes dripping on food. yangming's general manager blamed the infestation on a broken ventilation system. the owners had promised to renovate and refurbish the restaurant. >> 4:37 now. we're exactly two weeks from
the philadelphia mayoral election. the two major candidates met on the stage of the temple university performing arts center last night. democrat jim kenney and republican melissa murray bailey addressed priority issues like poverty, diverse if i gdiversifying the city's economy. we're asking you for your input and to have your voices heard. e-mail us your questions at join the action at 6abc.com or post them to social media using the #6abcaction. >> ♪ >> the eagles now lead the nfc east thanks to a sloppy win over the giants on monday night football. they beat their rivals 27 to seven at lincoln financial field last night. the eagles defense had three take aways, sacked eli manning three times and forced two intentional grounding penalties. sam bradford struggled at
times throwing three interceptions. still the eagles are three and three and visit the panthers on sunday night. >> a win is a win. >> yup. >> 4:39. still to come on "action news" oprah winfrey is investing in weight watchers hoping to turn the company's dire financial situation around. >> "action news" has video of a suspected burglar who struck at a philadelphia church over the summer. david. >> cool again this morning but not as cold as it was yesterday. sweatshirts will probably do. we're rooting for penn state as our college of the morning. this afternoon it will be mild enough where we might get away with t-shirts for a couple hours after school. i'll have details on that and the rest of the seven day coming up next.
>> thissing in center citthis br city was lit up in support of the eagles. the display is using led lights covers 50,000 square -- i wore my green today. >> i see. >> yes, i did. it was totally on purpose. [laughter] >> i'd wear it except i would disappear over at the green screen. can't wear green when you're a weather guy. storm tracker6 double scan shows you we're dry.
taking a look outside it's going to be a pretty nice day, still cool enough for a coat this morning as we take a look at center city on our temple university sky6 camera. looking south on broad street. but still better than yesterday and getting a lot better later this afternoon. 48 degrees right now is your current temperature, dewpoint nice and low so the air is dry. winds out of the south-southwest at 11 so a little bit of a wind out there. satellite showing there's cloud cover off to the north along with rain well up in new york state and up around the great lakes. we're not going to have to worry about that today and a lot of this cloud cover will have a tendency to erode as it tries to push south because high pressure is in control locally. we're looking at a mainly sunny sky cover today. 46 degrees to start out by 8 o'clock. and then 53 by 11:00. a little cool during the morning hours. in the afternoon 67 degrees by 2 o'clock. your high today 69 degrees at 4 o'clock. wouldn't be surprised to see urban centers like center city get up to 70 later this afternoon. high temperatures across the region, everybody in the mid
to upper 60's. 67 degrees in allentown, 67 in reading, 68 in trenton, 68 in wilmington. down the shore a little cooler, mid 60's but still not bad. and we are going from three straight days where we were below average with high temperatures in the 50's to three straight well above average temperatures. today most of us in the 60's but the next couple of days in the 70's as that jet stream marches to the north and high pressure sets up off the coast allowing that southerly flow that tends to get us mild. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 69 is today's high. sunny and milder this afternoon. maybe a few clouds here and there. and then tomorrow, warmer pleasant, a high of 74 degrees and it still looks like we're going to be on the mild side. and if you like 74, you'll probably love 75 on thursday. still warm. now, there will be a front coming in late thursday and thursday night and that could trigger a shower. the big change with that front, though, is going to be the cooler air marching in behind it. on friday you'll see partly sunny skies. it will turn cooler with a high of only 62 and overnight
we'll be down to 42. we're not looking at any lows in the 30's during the seven-day forecast, though, so nothing like the last couple of overnights that we had where it was pretty raw. saturday the weekend starting out 62 degrees. bright, still cool. and then sunday a bit milder, 69 degrees and again late in the day or at night there could be a shower with the arrival of another front. those of you headed to the union match, the final match of the season at ppl park on sunday at 5:00 keep your eye on radar and of course "action news" and 6abc.com in case there's a shower around. overall these aren't bad numbers and pretty typical topsy t-u-r-v-e-, yes. >> philadelphia police need your help identifying the person who stole from a church in king severing. investigators released new video of a burglary inside the healing waters church on august 19th. the burglar stole two flat screen televisions, a stereo
testimony and a microphone. if you recognize the suspect call southwest detectives. >> time for your first look at business here at the big board. the federal trade commission sending out a warning this morning about a scam that involves new chip credit cards. now, the cards aren't being distributed as quickly, so some scammers are sending people e-mails claiming they need to update their account to get an upgraded card. the ftc reminds everyone your credit card company should never contact you by e-mail and try to get information from you that way. major stock indices made small gains yesterday. futures are the in red pointing to a lower open. oprah winfrey is hoping to turn weight watchers around by making an investment into the company. the former talk show host is buying a 10 percent steak and taking a seat on its board of directors. it's not clear if winfrey will serve as a celebrity spokeswoman for the diet company. profits for weight watchers have dropped dropped nearly 50 percent this year.
>> 4:from you can now. much more to come on "action news" this morning. lamar odom has been moved. we'll have an update on the basketball player a week after he was found unconscious in a nevada brothel. >> a local congressman claims he knows that vice president joe biden will make a run for the white house. "action news" continues in a moment. for life... (husband) hon! it's grover cleveland! (female announcer) ...when you play the new cash4life, from the pennsylvania lottery. (husband) let me get this. (female announcer) that means you too could experience the joy of winning. (wife) look who went shopping!
>> hey everybody. welcome back to your tuesday. let's get up, get started. we're in langhorne bucks county. that's your southbound traffic right there at 213. we have construction out there with the left lane blocked. the cones are still set up at this point. not causing a delay and we expect them to pick it up and clear that construction pretty shortly but it's still out there for now. in quakertown near bucks county we've got 309 an accident right at 309 at toll gate road. on i-95 southbound at cottman i told you earlier about a disabled taxi. it is cleared so traffic there moving a little bit better. the flyers play tonight at 7:30. you'll see some extra congestion there in south philadelphia. let's check on the vine street expressway and yes, open right now in both directions but the construction will resume again tonight at 11 o'clock. they're going shut it down until nearly 5:00 a.m. they've been opening it a little early so traffic here moving a little better. in new jersey no problems just yet on 42. matthew. >> thank you, karen. new this morning, espn reports that a medical helicopter transported lamar
odom from las vegas to a los angeles hospital last night. the former nba star was found unconscious at a nevada brothel six days ago. abc news has learned odom is able to text, smile and communicate with loved ones. his estranged wife khloe kardashian has been by his side the entire time. >> ♪ >> now to the race for the white house. philadelphia congressman brendan boyle set off a forty one see when he tweeted that he knew vice president joe biden would jump into the 2016 race. on the republican side, meanwhile, the latest poll shows that donald trump and ben carson are neck and neck at the top. abc's stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: will he or won't he join the 2016 presidential race? that is still the biggest question looming over vice president joe biden. >> personal decision for anybody to make. he understands the time and pressure he's under but he'll make a decision when he's prepared make it. >> reporter: everyone but
biden is weighing in especially supporters. >> it's about respect. >> reporter: two videos out, lots of questions. >> have you made your decision yet? >> reporter: and still no decision but how about this? subtle come back from biden potentially aimed at the two democratic front runners, hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> i don't consider republicans enemies, they're friends. >> reporter: a possible response to clinton's debate answer when asked which enemy she is most proud of. >> probably the republicans. >> reporter: clinton later calling her answer tongue in cheek and was this one for bernie sanders. >> i'm one of these guys let's go after the rich and the powerful and they're the problem. they're not a problem. >> reporter: on the republican side, trump versus bush. trump suggesting president george w. bush was to blame for the 9/11 attacks and bush stepping into once again defend his brother. >> does anybody actually blame my brother for the attacks on 9/11? if they do they're totally marginalizing our
society. >> reporter: a brand new poll out has donald trump and ben carson neck and neck at at the top. marco rubio next but still several points behind. polling on the democratic side shows voters think hillary clinton is the stronger leader than biden but the vp is more likable. we've learned biden recently sat down with potential supporters and democrats in early primary states. we should hear a decision from him any day now. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. >> which is what we have been saying for many, many days, right? >> we have. >> 4:53. up next on "action news" a company posts a help wandered ad for a nursing job and indicates anyone can apply except if you are from haiti. >> the man accused in a brutal attack on a homeless woman in south jersey is behind bars. "action news" continues in just a moment.
>> new this morning's healthcare company has apologized for a help wanted ad it placed. the posting for a nurse specifically says haitians should not apply. it was placed in the periodical penny saver. interim healthcare headquarters and penny saver shared public letters of apology but a new york state lawmaker is calling on the attorney general's office to take action against both companies. new this morning a georgia tech student who went missing for three days has been found alive and it's all thanks to his friends. jimmy hubert vanished friday night after leaving a fraternity party.
his friends knew something was wrong and used the finds my iphone feature to track his phone. they found hubert lying in a ditch badly injured. >> we were about to turn around and then i said there was a shaded area over in the ditch and i said, you can you know, what's that and then sure enough it was jimmy and i thought -- i made two phone calls. i thought he was gone. >> hubert is recovering in the hospital. he told friends a group of homeless men beat and mugged him after he left the party. police are investigating that claim. >> central bucks south high school crowned its homecoming king and queen and the reaction is sweeping across the internet. [cheers and applause] video from friday shows the moment nick mcgee ran to his classmates after the announcement. he led them all in his favorite cheer, i believe that we will win. school officials say their goal has always been to encourage the student body to
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> hey everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, october 20th. tam is off, erin o'hearn joins us and we're following several breaking stories. >> bound, stabbed and forced to give up cash. one of two suspects is in custody after a violent home invasion. we're live with the details. >> a same bullet from a robber's gun strikes two men in the same car. they were trying to stop a holdup. >> fly eagles fly. the birds walk away with a big win after facing a division rival. hear from the players. >> but first up weather and