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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, here's what's happening on this wednesday october 21st. >> two philadelphia police officers a firefighter and a did you havevillian were you. >> a blaze in strawberry mansion. >> a main line restaurant will reopen today as owners explain how they have cleaned up from a roach infestation. >> new video this morning shows a mariner making a daring leap to a rescue ship in alaska. >> good morning. it is 4:30 on this wednesday. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us. david and karen, are we ready for some weather and traffic or what? >> oh, man, are we ready did? i got up this morning and i
was like this is going to be so nice to talk about today. we have sunshine to start out in a little while. cloud cover supplanted off to the north and west. while there could be patchy high clouds pong through at times today looks like we'll stay pretty bright. we're fairly mild this morning. 53 degrees in philadelphia currently, 45 in allentown, a little cool interplaces like allentown reading and lancaster. wilmington 47, trenton 49. 49 in millville. almost 60 in sea isle city. winds are light this morning. as we head out to the bus stop these are numbers that are a little milder than they've been the last several mornings. mainly clear, cool, nice. 51 degrees by 8 o'clock and as we roll into the afternoon your storm tracker6 app will be reporting pretty nice numbers. noon 69, 74 by three and how about a high of 75 degrees, well above average. that will be late in the afternoon around 4 o'clock. looks like we got another nice one for you tomorrow and then things cool back down and little bit of a defense reality. we'll have all of those details including an early look at the weekend.
that's all coming up, karen. >> i like our little break in reality. i'll take it. we've got a break in the traffic as in it's not moving here. this is the vine street expressway remaining closed in both directions right now. the construction is scheduled to last until 5:00 a.m. they have been opening it up early. not seeing any traffic move at the moment. i bet momentarily we'll see that. watch for the construction on the vine still in place. this is bucks county i-95 right near the pennsylvania turnpike overpass. we've got construction blocking the left lane between the turnpike and 413. also scheduled to clear in just about a half hour but we can see penndot with the arrow board, the cones still out there not causing much of a delay yet. tacony palmyra bridge going down after a bridge opening. traffic was stopped right there. betsy ross bridge moving okay at this point. burlington bristol bridge is reopened. it was closed overnight for construction. i had warned you about that. the work will continue at 9 p.m. but it's not scheduled to be closed again so it was closed overnight. opened right now. nights they're doing construction with restrictions, not completely
shutting it down, matt. >> thanks karen. breaking right now, a man was burned in a fast moving house fire in philadelphia's olney section. flames broke out on the 500 block of geneva avenue just before 3 a.m. the fire spread from the rear of the row house to the second floor. the 47-year-old fire victim was rushed to einstein medical center with burns to his hands and smoke inhalation. fire crews remain on that scene. two narcotics officers, one firefighter and a civilian were all hurt in another house fire, this one in the city's strawberry mansion section. the two officers in plainclothes tried to rescue a man inside. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the 22nd police district in north philadelphia where those officers are based. katherine. >> reporter: that's right, matt. four people were hurt including two narcotics officers from here at the 22nd district. there's a lot of damage to that row home in strawberry mansion but in the end, nobody was seriously injured. the flames fierce, the smoke
heavy in strawberry mansion last night. residents from the 1800 block of north tailor street were beside themselves with worry and fear for the safety of their loved ones. this fire broke out shortly before 8:00 p.m. plainclothes narcotics officers from the 22nd district arrived on scene first. neighbors told them a man was inside. they rushed in to try to rescue him. >> they were overcome by smoke. they couldn't see, they couldn't breathe and as much as they wanted to get in to get this individual out, they had to withdraw. >> reporter: fire crews arrived and rescued the occupant. he was taken to a local hospital. firefighters battled the flames and were able to bring the fire under control in 30 minutes. one firefighter suffered a minor injury to his face. >> communication could not be established with one of our crews on the inside, our rapid intervention team was placed in service. subsequently one of those members was injured but a minor injury, also. >> reporter: at this point investigators are still trying to determine how that fire
started. we're live in north philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." erin. >> thanks so much, katherine. new this morning, a man was shot dead on the streets of wilmington. the action cam was at the scene on the 100 block of lower oak street. police say man was shot once to the head around 11:00 last night. he was pronounced dead at the scene. there's no word on who shot him or why. a 13-year-old boy is recovering this morning after being shot five times. police say the teen was hit in the leg, thighs and back. chopper six was over the scene in the 3500 block of north 18th street much that's in tioga-nicetown. the gunfire at 7:30 last night also wounded a 20-year-old man. both he and the boy are in stable condition at temple university hospital. no word yet on a suspect or a motive. >> new jersey governor chris christie is urging the port authority of new york and new jersey to reject a request to open flight service between newark and cuba unless convicted cop killer joanne
chesimard is returned to the u.s. the governor sent a letter saying the flights are an unacceptable prospect until the fugitive is returned to new jersey. chesimard fled to cuba after being convicted of killing a new jersey state trooper in 1977. she has been living in cuba ever since. the man who was caught on video knocking a homeless woman unconscious at an atlantic city park is now facing additional charges of attacking a police officer. police say 25-year-old iben hunter got into a scuffle during a strip search at the atlantic county jail after his arrest on monday. hunter is bloody and bruised in this mug shot. the victim in the park attack is now out of the hospital. >> happening today, a popular main line restaurant plans to reopen after it was shut down for weeks due to a roach infestation and other violations. the owners and managers of yangming restaurant in bryn mawr say they have corrected
all the issues. the restaurant was closed in august after a customer found a roach in a meal and a surprise inspection revealed more roaches and sewer pipes dripping on food. the restaurant has undergone a half million dollar renovation. >> new extermination company that came out daily for one month and now it's coming out once a week and will continue to come out once a week until we are completely 150 percent sure that there's not a problem. >> well, the owners and manager say the reason for the roach infestation is linked to the age of the building. it's more than 200 years old but they say no excuse for unsanitary conditions. >> the search is on for the two men who tried to blast open a port richmond atm with a shot gun. it happened early sunday morning inside the ming river restaurant on east cambria street. one of the men aimed a shot gun at the machine and opened fire. after jumping to avoid the
resulting shrapnel the men rushed to collect their money but they couldn't get into the machine and left empty handed. homeless couple whose toddler was found wandering in love park will have to wait at least another week before learning if they will regain custody of their two children. michael jones and.ela were in court yesterday. his toddler walked away from his parents without their knowledge over the weekend. the chosen 300 ministries helped raise $12,000 to cover housing for the family for one year. the court wants more time to make sure the children will be safe with the couple. another hearing takes place a week from tomorrow. >> 4:38 now. the story of one of philadelphia's most memorable political figures is being performed at a local theater. the play tells the story of former philadelphia police commissioner and mayor frank rizzo. the playwright bruce graham says it is based on the book frank rizzo, the last big man in big city america written by
former local political journalist and surgeon espn reporter sal paolantonio. the show rizzo runs until november 8th at christchurch neighborhood house in olde city. >> i read sal pal's book. it was really g he was there for a lot of those things that happened back then. still to come on "action news" a major milestone for all the people who are ripped off in the bernie madoff scandal. >> the brew's packaging was a little bit misleading. david. >> how do you prove if you bought -- well, i guess you save your receipts. it's cool this morning but not really all that bad. a light jacket works this afternoon for sure. i'll have a beautiful forecast for you coming up not only for today, tomorrow and then after that a little bit more like autumn. we'll be right back.
>> new video this morning. a french sailor with his cat tucked inside his coat made a daring leap when he jumped to awaiting rescue ship. meow. it happened yesterday during high seas off the coast of cold bay, alaska. the sailor had reported that his 30-foot sailboat had no rudder or rigging and oil
drilling support ship contracted under shell came to his aid. the u.s. coast guard captured the dramatic video from a plane while monitoring the rescue. they're multitasking there. >> multi-catting. >> snow kidding. you don't want to lose your whatever it was on a sailboat apparently. storm tracker6 live double scan and we are showing no rain this morning and boy is it going to be a nice dame let's get you outside. we've got sky6 clear as a belle over atlantic city right now and it does look like we're goingy going have mainly sunny skies today. best of all, nice mild air on the way. and even this morning it isn't that bad. we're at 53 degrees for your temperature in philadelphia right now. milder than it's been most of our recent mornings. the winds west-southwest at just 6 miles per hour so the wind is really not much of a factor. and while there could be some patchy clouds at times today, for now most of the cloud cover is off to the north and west by about, oh, on one or 200 miles. 51 degrees by 8 o'clock. then we zoom up to 64 by
11 o'clock and we're going to spend the afternoon in the 70's. 72 degrees by 2 o'clock. 75 is your high around 4 o'clock and by 5 o'clock as the sun is beginning to get closer to the horizon we'll be down to about 73 but a really nice pleasant afternoon and if you didn't feel like it was warm enough yesterday for t-shirts, some of you probably did, today definitely does work for you. 75 is your high in allentown, trenton, wilmington, close to that in reading and millville. down the shore probably the upper 60's but still pleasant there with relatively light winds and then tomorrow we've got a front coming at us from the west. that might give us a few more clouds than what we'll see today but ahead of that front wheel get all the way up to about 76 for a high and late high clouds moving in. now, that front may trigger a evening spotty shower here or there but if you have plans to be out in the evening on this that's going to be so spotty that it probably will not be that much an issue for you. behind that front for friday we'll see cooler air massing behind the front. that will come in and you'll see the change in the
accuweather 7-day forecast. here's your exclusive seven-day from accuweather. today's high is 75. warm and pleasant conditions out there and then thursday still warm, a high of 76 and again even though there will be more clouds and maybe a stray shower around in the evening, the daytime looks really good. another great day to take the toddlers out to the park and i wouldn't worry about umbrellas for the kids on the way home. of course nothing of the nature today in the forecast. and the overnight lows the next couple of nights are mild in the 50's but then after that front gets through cooler air does arrive and we only get a high of 62 on friday, sunny and cooler, going down to 42 at night and then 62 to start the weekend on saturday, bright conditions for the most part but still cool and an overnight low of 48. another front comes at us on sunday. ahead of that we'll start to see those temperatures rise again. a high of about 67. unfortunately in the afternoon and evening a couple spotty pop-up showers are possible. can't guarantee they'll definitely hit where you are. if you're headed to the union game at 5 o'clock on sunday at ppl park you might want to
keep your eyes on your storm tracker6 app or on the forecast just to make sure that there aren't any showers that are headed in your direction. then behind that sunday night front we get cool again. 62 under a lot of clouds on monday and 60 with more sun returning on tuesday. going to be chilly again next week. >> so what was the weather like when marty mcfly on october 1st 2015. >> i don't know. >> thanks. lawyers say most of the victims ripped off by bernie madoff will be fully compensated though it's taken seven years. a bankruptcy court approved the plan yesterday that would fully. the trustee in charge of recovering funds has already reached deals to recoup near the technological $11 billion. as for madoff the 77-year-old is serving a 150 year prison sentence. happening today, the
westtown east goshen regional police department is launching operation safe stop part of national school bus safety week. police want to remind drivers that it is illegal pass a school bus that has its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. had. drivers must stop at least 10 feet from the bus. the penalty for violating the law includes a $250 fine, a 60 day license suspension and five points on your license. >> ♪ >> time for your first look at business. dave murphy, please read this right here. >> okay. it says product of germany. >> thank you very much. >> okay. >> hence the problem. refunds are on tap for drinkers of beck's beer thanks to a settlement over its german heritage. the lawsuit claims beck's packaging since the beer sold in the u.s. is made in saint louis, missouri not germany. it had been german produced for more than a century. customers can claim up to $50
with proof of purchase or $12 without a receipt. amazon is planning to hire 100,000 workers for the holiday season. that is up 25 percent from last year's 80,000 workers. the online retailer says it will be hiring at the sorting facilities nationwide. amazon has openings posted in philadelphia, in the lehigh valley, in robbinsville and swedesboro, new jersey, and in middletown and new castle, delaware. the major stock indices suffered small losses yesterday and futures are basically flat right now. pennsylvania based hershey will debut a new version of its kiss that has been popular in china. the company will sell the hershey kiss deluxe in the the united states beginning next movement the deluxe is twice the size of a regular kiss with a hazelnut center and rice krispies in the chocolate. >> looks very complicated. i like the simplicity of the original hershey's kiss. >> to each his own. >> a man is sentenced for charges he tried to chase down
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let's look outside right now and see what's going on. this is langhorne bucks county. we've got that construction and now that a car is going through you can kind of see some of it here. route one southbound at 213, it blocks the right lane but in addition to the right lane being blocked they're doing periodic traffic stoppages so you know that's going to create problems. right now traffic is moving. we saw that it was stopped a minute ago so just be careful about that. you might want to use business route one southbound as your alternate to avoid the construction still out there. should be cleared within the next hour. vine street expressway westbound we can see it's reopened. eastbound not seeing any traffic move through. that's the overnight construction scheduled to clear at 5:00 a.m. so westbound's already clear. eastbound they're still working on it. give them a little extra time. as we look at the big picture traffic moving nicely. the tacony palmyra bridge finished its bridge opening, matt and traffic is moving again. >> thank you karen. congressman paul ryan now says he is willing to run for speaker of the house and replace the retiring john boehner but under certain conditions. >> the wisconsin congressman and former vp candidate says the republican party must
unite behind him in order for him to run. abc's stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: paul ryan is no longer resisting the pressure to run for house speaker. >> i consider to do this with reluctance. >> reporter: this comes after weeks of lobbying for republicans of taking on the job of leading a divided house. now the former vp candidate finally says he's down to do the job agreeing he'll run to replace john boehner as house speaker only if republicans unify behind him. >> if i can truly be a unifying figure, then i will gladly serve. >> reporter: but ryan's got a few conditions. even though he has support from most republicans he says he'll only run if supported by all the key groups within the gop including the hard right house freedom caucus the group that helped push speaker boehner out of his post. ryan also wants changes to house rules to be made as a team. he wants to make it harder to overthrow sitting speaker and the 45-year-old father of
three school aged kids wants a better work-life balance. >> i cannot and will not give up my family time. i was may not be on the road as often as previous speakers but i pledge to try and make up for it with more time communicating our vision, our message. >> reporter: california congressman kevin mccarthy was up for the job but abruptly withdrew following outcries from some conservatives and these comments about hillary clinton and the house benghazi committee. >> everybody that was the hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee, a select committee. what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy says he supports paul ryan as speaker. some democrats, though, remain cautiously optimistic. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington.
>> ♪ >> we are following a developing story this morning out of albuquerque new mexico. police are searching for the suspect who opened fire killing a four-year-old girl during a road rage incident. the girl was in the car with her parents who were not injured. investigators are not exactly sure what sparked the anger that led to that violence. >> this is now. a man charged with trying to chase down a flight he had missed at denver international has taken a plea deal. this is video of the incident which happened in august but just released. authorities say mark remer ran through an emergency exit door and tried to stop the plane. he had been trying get to a
high school reunion. he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor tampering charge and will spend two years on probation. >> no hall pass for him. 4:58 now. still ahead, a symbol of the old south could soon be coming down at one mississippi college campus. >> and developing overnight in new york city endures the murder of another police officer. the fourth to be killed in less than a year. "action news" returns.
>> ♪ >> "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 o'clock on this wednesday october 21st. tam is all right. erin o'hearn joins us and we're following several developing stories. >> a new york city police officer dies after being shot in the head during a police pursuit. >> a fire forces several people out of their homes. >> warming trend. temperatures climb into the 70's the next few days before yet another change in the forecast. >> enjoy. is the key word. david and karen. >> one of those days where if you can get outside and have lunch outside,