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you know, i'm gonna have to call you back. okay bye. find and book a doctor in private with zocdoc. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, november 10th and here's what's happening. >> grab that umbrella and slow it down out there. it's going to be a rainy commute. we're tracking the latest on this wet weather. >> the new jersey turnpike reopens after a deadly crash that halted traffic for hours. >> eight gop presidential contenders will take the main stage in that tonight's fourth debate. we have a preview for you. >> thankfully all four of us safe and dry inside the studio for now, right. >> that's right, for now. we are rather wet on the roads them to as you take a look at
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storm tracker6 live double scan looks like round one which has been with us for a double hours now is centering most of its heavier precipitation over south jersey. you can see one line of cells highlighted in yellow that are basically following a line along the new jersey turnpike and 295. in philadelphia the rain not quite as intense but still very wet on all of our most heavily traveled roadways, the northern and western suburbs a little bit of a steadier cell every now and then and more heavy rain coming up from the south. notice how there's a break in the action down by baltimore and during the morning rush hour we'll probably see this improve a little bit. then we'll get into a lull where it's kind of cloudy and damp with lighter precipitation and a second round of rain starts to track in later in the afternoon and evening. that one probably centering most of its heavier stuff off in the northern and western suburbs. it's cool this morning but not quite as chilly as yesterday. 54 degrees in philadelphia. currently 54 in allentown. 51 in reading, 54 in wilmington, 53 in trenton and 61 in sea isle city. as we roll out the door this morning we stay in the mid to upper 50's but it is going to
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be cloudy and rainy for a good portion of that exit strategy for you so keep the umbrella handy. cloudy and damp all the way with one batch of rain centered in the mornings and another one coming in later in the afternoon and evening. 58 degrees by 9 o'clock. 61 still damp in spots by noon and your high today is going to be that 63-degree reading right around 3 o'clock. when does the rain end and what comes next? i'll have details in there accuweather 7-day karen. >> all right. for sure you've got a slow commute even at this hour. you might want to slow it down because of the wet roads. we're looking live and i know the shot is really shaky but this is i-95 northbound approaching the betsy ross bridge. a lot of water on the roadway. construction blocking the right lane. a truck here at the end of this ramp so people have been trying to stop and get back on the highway at the end of this ramp with that truck blocking it so a little bit of an issue there. looking live on the vine street expressway it is wet right here. westbound and eastbound open because the overnight construction was canceled because of the rain. they are scheduled to come back tonight at 11:00 but i think it could still be wet then so we'll have to see if
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they cancel it again. all lanes opened on the ben franklin bridge. let's see if there are any cars. just a couple westbound coming into the city. moving okay at this point. we've got a nasty accident where a car slammed into a pole, the pole is bent. we've got wires hanging down. this is in chesterfield township in burlington county on chesterfield arnie town road. watch for it. police are on hand and they're directing traffic around the scene. matt and tam. >> thank you karen. we could learn what may have caused a deadly crash on the new jersey turnpike. chopper 6hd flew over the scene in woolwich township where two people were killed. the crash caused a portion of the turnpike to be closed for over four hours last night. police tell us one of the cars was engulfed in flames. investigators are still working to figure out what kicked off that wreck. anonymous tip led to the arrest of man who police believe hit and killed a nine-year-old boy. darious condash was hit and killed friday in hanover township northampton county. police have charged 22-year-old royce atkins with an accident involving a
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personal injury or death. investigators became suspicious after noticing heavy damage to the front of atkins' car. he's being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. much more on this story in the next half hour of "action news." >> the gop chosen ones will take part in the fourth republican presidential debate in milwaukee tonight. new jersey governor chris christie will not be among them. a smaller group of republicans, eight, will be on stage for the main event. still headlined by front runners donald trump and ben carson. carson's autobiography could be squarely in the spotlight as some have claimed he's embellished parts of his life story. polls show trump and carson tide followed by marco rubio ted cruz and jeb bush. >> new this morning, lansdale police are asking for your help to catch this pair of thieves who stole a charity jar with money meant for the poor. now take a close look at these two. detectives say while the younger man is in red, distracted the owner, the
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middle aged woman with the cap snatched money from the jar on the checkout counter. this happened friday afternoon at christian's grocery store on the 100 block of walnut street. the owner believes the thieves took about $60. and this guy didn't do much to disguise himself. police say yesterday afternoon around 4:30, he robbed a td bank located on 10 mule road in toms river. he demanded money by writing a note on a bank slip and presented it to the teller. after taking the cash, he fled the scene on foot heading west. and you can see even the outfit is pretty distinguishable he's wearing that black pea coat with the lapel up and he has those iconic aviator sunglasses on and they're pretty dark. of course if you have any information call toms river police department. we've put the number on our web site 6abc.com. tam. >> thank you erin. it's 5:05. and happening today, legendary trumpet erwin ton marsalis will receive one of philadelphia's greatest honors. marsalis will accept this year's marian anderson during
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a black tie grail at the kimmel center. he's been recognized for his contributions beyond music. marsalis has been very active in expanding the public's interaction with jazz and in expanding music education for children. >> yet another very deserving recipient. >> very deserving. >> so, are we deserving of rain? i suppose. >> we need it. >> we need it every now and that end. >> nice weather recently so, yeah, rainy this morning and looks like this is -- this main batch is going to be with us for a good portion of the morning rush hour before it starts to dry out toward the end of the rush. if we go in overhead looks like a couple batches of steadier rain from the south. one of them sweeping up over cape may county, the other just to the south of philadelphia and it does look like it's going to stay mainly on the south jersey side of the river so those you traveling the upper a.c. expressway, route 55 or right along 295 or the jersey turnpike in and around philadelphia, camden, gloucester counties, that's where you got the heaviest rain. but over here in the northern and western suburbs it's still fairly wet. then you'll have a lot of
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spray on your windshield and some decent rain falling down. up in the northern suburbs allentown any other picking up too much yet and when you do it's going to be a lighter band. again the early rain down to the south. that's where the steadiest stuff is and there is a lull in the action down by baltimore so eventually later in the commute we'll start to see this ease back a little bit. at least temporarily. as we take a look outside we have cloudy skies in place and you see the camera bouncing a little bit down along the shore as it is a little bit breezier today than it was the last couple days. 54 degrees in philadelphia, same story in allentown, 53 in trenton, 54 wilmington. 59 degrees in millville and closer to 60 down the shore itself. future tracker6 between now and 9:00 shows you how that bulk of the current precipitation probably starts pulling off to the north and then it's not that it's going to be completely dry through midday but we'll have less intense rain with just some lighter spotty showers popping through. and then later in the afternoon another batch of heavier precipitation starts to move in. this is the 3 o'clock view. and this is why i'm telling
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you to give the kids rain gear on the way home from school. it's certainly possible they get caught with something and by 6 o'clock, the afternoon commute is winding up rather wet especially in the northern and western suburbs. and in places along the i-95 corridor. and then by about 11:30 that second batch of rain starts to clear out of here and we should mainly see an end to the rain overnight. how much are we expecting? well, rainfall amounts probably ranging in the half inch up to about an inch range although this latest model run has a couple of spots going a bit higher than that. in allentown today, 58 degrees is your high. cloudy and damp with periods of rain. obviously. down the shore more of the same. cloudy with periods of rain, 62 degrees, kind of a damp day even when the rain isn't really pounding down and 63 is your high in philadelphia. cloudy and damp, periods of rain and a little bit breezy, winds out of the north at 10 to 20 miles per hour. and the temperatures not changing a whole lot. 57 by 8 o'clock, 62 by 2 o'clock and your high of 63 around 3 o'clock this afternoon. we are looking at tropical storm kate pulling away from the bahamas fortunately. does look like this is going
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to miss bermuda probably become a category one hurricane out in the north atlantic before it falls apart into a tropical low. not a threat to any major land masses now that it's away from the bahamas. 63 is today's high cloudy and rainy. tomorrow partly sunny. there might be a little drizzle early in the morning. otherwise we're improving in the afternoon and it looks good for veterans day ceremonies in the afternoon with a high of 65. cloudy and damp again on thursday, another feature arriving with a high of 63 and a couple of spotty showers possible, maybe a period or two of rain there. and then on friday we begin another nice dry stretch. sunshine, breezy on friday. 56 saturday. 58 for the eagles sunday and back into the low 60's as we push into the early part of next week. >> good deal. all new on "action news," the two women who are accused of assault after forcibly dance on a man in a d.c. convenience store. >> sea world making changes to their show in hopes of bringing in more customers. karen. >> we have a new accident. you could see the flashing lights, it's right here on i-95 northbound approaching
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cottman. details on this and a messy morning commute coming up. >> a fisherman claims he caught a three eyed anybody a new york city canal that happens to be one of the most polluted waterways in the country. that's later. for the girl scout meeting... okay.
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which makes the checkout lane, victory lane. >> ♪ >> 5:12. taking it slow as we go back down the platt memorial bridge here from southwest philadelphia to south philadelphia. it's 5:12 on this tuesday and as we've been warning you about, it is raining during the morning commute.
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>> and karen, a lot of leaves down on the road as you hit those curves it can be dicey. >> definitely because the leaves when they're wet they act like isoit makes it slippery out there on the roads and we're already seeing problems. hard to see from this shot but certainly you get the idea that there are flashing lights out here, the flares are set up. this is i-95 northbound a new accident here approaching cottman. it's blocking the two left lanes. we have police on the scene. we're not seeing a major jam just yet because it's early but expect some slowing here with two lanes blocked and police on the scene on i-95 northbound. in your suburban traffic report it's not our only problem out there. we've got an issue here in new jersey an accident where a vehicle just smashed into a pole. the pole was bender, the wires are hanging down. police are on hand right now directing traffic around the scene it's chesterfield arneytown road. look for this accident here in burlington county causing restrictions. fire police are on hand and directorring around the scene. we've got another new problem in new jersey as if there's not enough water out there already it's a water main
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break in voorhees, alpha avenue closed near evesham so stick to preston as your alternate or you can use burnt mill road to get around that. let's go to your commuter traffic report right now. if you're coming in from burlington township if you were to take 295 and take route 70 into the city it's a 28 minute ride no, problems. you can take the new jersey turnpike, not reporting any problems southbound on the turnpike. last night it was closed down, a big mess of an accident that happened there. but right now no problems on the new jersey turnpike so that's also a good alternate for you. let's go over here to storm tracker6 live double scan. most of the area right now getting weather. so, yeah you've got that rain that's coming down as you're traveling but i want to show you what the heaviest hitting areas, the areas in yellow in gibbstown, woodbury right on the new jersey turnpike, near the city itself as well as 130, mount holly, route 70 and medford it's a wet ride this morning, matt. >> indeed. thanks karen. new on "action news" video just released of two scantily
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clad women wanted for assaulting a man at a d.c. store. metro police released video of their antics which happened on october 7. the video shows one woman grinding on the man and then touching him inappropriately. the man attempts to walk away many times. the women could face a maximum fine of $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison if convicted. >> dozens of african-american football players at the university of missouri will end a walkout. they'll be back on the practice field today. they joined forces with student leaders who demanded the resignation of um systems president tim wolf. they complain wolf was indifferent to claims of racial problems on campus. wolf resigned. sea world will end its shamu kill are whale shows at its san diego park by 2017. revenue and attendance has been falling since the 2013 documentary black fish examined how the orcas faired in captivity. sea world says it will not have the animals doing flips
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and other stunts anymore but will replace it with something it calls more natural and conservation oriented. the change does not apply to the parks in santonio or orlando. >> flyers host the avalanche in south philadelphia tonight. it appears goalie michal neuvirth who started the season as a backup will get his fourth start in a row. nerlens noel sat out with sore wrists during last night's game against the bulls. it was their seventh game of the season and their seventh great loss. the bulls outscored the sixers by 14 points in the second half. the sixers lose 111-88. jahlil okafor one bright spot had his first double-double of his young career. >> at least there was that. it is 5:16. too little too late. volkswagen is trying to make good with owners hit by the em migs scandal. >> belly fat may be more dangerous for the last than fat in other places. we'll break down a new study. david. >> sweatshirts on the kids but more importantly rain gear too as we are looking at rain this morning and there will very likely be at least something
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happening later this afternoon when the kids come home from school. widener and stockton university are our colleges of the morning. we'll be right back.
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>> nasa captured these images of sun glares. right hand edge of the sun erupted with at least a dozen minor flares over a 30 hour period last movement you can see the solar material lashing out from the sun's surface which leads to several smaller flares erupting. flares like these can travel to the earth's poles and create auroras like the northern and southern lights. >> that's amazing. isn't it neat those images you can get from nas s let's see if these images are exciting for you. >> look at that. >> no shooting out to the throughout. >> this is the blue route past ridge pike. doing fine. we're wet. not seeing any problems on the blue route. you can see the spray as the cars travel. it's just a nasty day, guys. stay in bed if you can. we're flying on the northeast extension southbound starting near lansdale.
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overnight construction is clear. no big delays from lehigh valley quakertown or lansdale but i would expect as the morning commute progresss to have problems with the wet roads, dave. >> on the big board storm tracker6 live double scan karen showing that you there is a batch of steadier precipitation close to philadelphia and gloucester camden and burlingto burlingtons and another one coming in on cape may county. looks like we're starting to see a breakup in the action in there northern and western suburbs and there's a lullaby baltimore. good portion of the rush hour affected by this but the end of it should probably start to get a little bit better. going to be cloudy and dam all the way. 58 degrees by 9 o'clock. by noon 61 a-few showers still possible there. around 3, 4 o'clock we'll see another round of rain build back in. by 6 o'clock it should be steady especially in the northern and western suburbs. you can see how we're staying in the 60's this afternoon. your high is that 63-degree reading. and as we take a look at the airport all green aircraft on the big board. we do have rain reported in philadelphia. not quite yet in newark and j.f.k. but it won't be too much longer before we've got rain there as well. tam. >> thank you david. going on to health check a
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reason to watch your waistline especially as we get closer to the holidays. the excess fat around your midsection could be deadly according to a new study. scientists surveyed more than 15,000 americans. they found excess belly fat dramatically increased the risk of dying early even if you're technically at a normal weight. the increased fat around the internal organs called visceral fat increased the risk of heart attack or stroke. however, a little fat in the hips and legs may actually be healthy. what to do? i guess sit-ups not leg raises. new blood pressure guidelines outer for people over 50. you should try to get systolic or the upper number under 120. most people aim for 140 but researchers found by lowering it, the chance of a heart attack or stroke drops significantly. doctors say even if patients have to take three or four medications to get their blood pressure down, the benefits outweigh the risks. >> 5:21 and up next in the morning buzz a fish that might have 20/20/20 vision. >> also flames consume a
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temple university police cruiser. then there was an explosion. we'll explain what was going on there with all that chaos. that's coming up at 5:30. first tup here's america's money. >> topping america's money volkswagen's so-called goodwill package. >> the company offering owners with vehicles involved in its emissions cheating scandal a thousand dollars in gift cards and vouchers. >> more than 480,000 owners in the u.s. will receive the offer. two u.s. senators call the offer insulting. >> chipotle restaurants in oregon and washington closed during the e. coli investigation could reopen as early as tomorrow. >> health investigators have found no link between the restaurants and the outbreak that made about 40 people sick. the restaurants will get a deep cleaning before reopening. >> and nordstrom's taking a stands against christmas creep. that early and earlier tart to christmas shopping. >> its stores will not be opened on thanksgiving day and there will be no christmas decorations in the stores until the day after thanksgiving. >> people really love that. >> bravo. >> and that's america's money.
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delaware n-1985. the case was reopened last month and information led police to arrest 50-year-old saundra hartzag in dalton, georgia. they say her late boyfriend was also involved. he died in 1997. new on "action news," a woman from new hampshire plans to join the growing ranks of female accusers suing bill cosby. christina rulely claims cosby falsely accused her of lying when she came forward last year and accused him of raping her in 1965. this follows similar civil actions by other cosby accusers. dozens of women have come forward over the last year to accuse cosby of sexually inappropriate behavior spanning decades. cosby has not been charged with a crime. >> ♪ >> there's some bodies of water out there that you want to look at them, you don't want to go in and the canal in new york in brooklyn, that's one of them. the smell people who live
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there say you can smell it from a ways away. people have been known to swim in it in complete protective gear to show how filthy it is. a guy for some reason went fishing there near the whole foods. why you would go fishing there i wouldn't know and he caught that fish which has a third eye in the middle of its forehead. little oddly symmetrical for a mutation but i guess proving continuing to prove the point that you might want to leigh the 1.8-mile canal alone whether it's swim organize fishing. in 2013 a dolphin made its way in the canal splashed around in the water shook black gunk off itself and died. environmentalists might want to work on that one. there's your three eyed fish. >> still ahead on "action news," new questions surround pope francis' health after he stumbles a seconds time in three days. >> another college campus down south is dealing with shots fired on campus. those stories and more when "action news" continues.
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>> ♪ >> happening now on "action news," storm track life double scan is tracking rain moving through for most of your morning commute. >> police in the lehigh valley make an arrest in the hit and run death of a nine-year-old boy. >> up in flames. a careless mistake sparks a explosive situation at a local gas station. >> good morning, it's 5:30 on this tuesday november 10th. going to be a rough morning commute of let's turn to david and karen. >> we're starting out on the wet side. let me give you that closeup view first. this one is creeping right up the new jersey turnpike and 295 out of camden and gloucester county into burlington county. there's also some decent rain coming in from the south and i even have a lightning strike just recently south side of dover. so, rain coming in through the south. northern and western suburbs not as bad but the roads are still very wet and we've got wet leaves out there. we have a dulles lull coming gradually later in the rush hour that should calm things down a bit.

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