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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. wide view on storm tracker6
live double scan that shows you that even though we get into that lull there will still be some broken patterns of lighter precipitation and eventually a second batch comes in later in the afternoon and evening. as we take a look at temperatures, wet out there. 54 degrees in philadelphia, 54 in allentown, 51 degrees in reading and then 59 degrees in millville and low 60's down along the shore and over toward dover. if you're headed out the door between 6:00 and 8:00 very like in many neighborhoods you'll still have the rain falling so rain gear a good idea heading to the bus stop. cloudy otherwise and it's going to be a wet one off and on today. 57 degrees by 8 o'clock, by noon 61 and your high today is going to be that 63-degree reading at 3 o'clock. but again, rain in the morning, a little bit of a lull where it's damp through the afternoon and then another round of rain coming in later in the day. that second round focusing its attention mainly on the northern and western half of the region. karen rogers with all this rain around the roads can't be in great shape, right. >> yeah, before you head out on the commute you got to take a minute and expect a long slow ride.
we're looking live here on i-95 northbound approaching cottman. we had an accident here blocking the left lane. they've pushed it mostly off to the side now. we still have penndot on the scene and you can see they're partially blocking the left lane and this is causing the slowing on i-95 northbound approaching cottman here so as you're heading towards academy road you're dealing with this slow go now on i-95. the vine street expressway open in both directions. they were supposed to shut it down with construction but the crews canceled that because of the rain. they're supposed to return tonight at 11 o'clock but i think it's still going to be wet then so we'll see if they do that construction. for now the vine is opened in both directions. a couple of terrible accidents in new jersey so here is one where a vehicle just smashed into a pole, bent the pole. we have wires hanging down. this is all happening in burlington county. police are on the scene in chesterfield arneytown road, they're directly traffic around the mess here in burlington county with this accident. another accident, this one's just coming in, a serious accident in a place where we had a terrible accident yesterday. this is swedesboro monroeville road near the new jersey
turnpike. the new jersey turnpike was shut down last night because of a tragic accident. now we have an accident here near that area. someone was reportedly trapped in the wreckage now so emergency workers coming to the scene. this is a new accident in swedesboro gloucester county, new jersey. one more issue, it's just some construction but expect slow speeds again on 495 northbound today, tam. >> thank you karen. happening today, local fast food workers are getting ready to walk off the job and it's all part avenue nationwide call to action. let's go on over to "action news" reporter katherine scott. she's live outside the mcdonald's at 31st and allegheny. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. that's right, this is happening across the country and today it's happening in philadelphia. there's going to be a strike at city hall this afternoon and not too long from now, here fast food workers at 31st and -- at mcdonald's at 31st and allegheny in north philadelphia will be walking off the job and walking the picket line. here's what the fast food workers are fighting for. $15 an hour plus union rights. there will be 500 protests
nationwide today in 270 cities across the country. 20 cities in pennsylvania and organizers say this is the biggest strike to hit the fast food industry. it's all part of the leadup to the presidential elections next year, talk of raising minimum wage and these workers want the support of the candidates. as for this afternoon at city hall fast food cooks and cashiers will join workers from other industries who typically earn low hourly wages including airport, home care and nursing home employees. they're going call on more elected officials to get involved in the fight but again, back here live as we take a look at this mcdonald's at 31st and allegheny, not too much happening right now but very soon workers will be walking offer the job and walking the picket line joining the nationwide protest today for the fight for $15. we're live in north philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thanks, katherine. happening today, the trial begins for a lehigh valley man who is charged with killing his stepdaughter and then abusing her corpse. authorities in northampton
county found the body of 33-year-old jessica padgett on gregory graf's property in november of last year. it had been a week since she went missing. prosecutors say graf shot the mother of three in the back of the head then abused her dead body. graf's attorneys are considering a mental health defense. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane will also be in court today. she faces a preliminary hearing on a felony perjury charge in montgomery county. kane is accused of lying to a grand jury about leaking information to the press. she denies any wrongdoing. special state senate hearings are also under way to determine whether or not kane can still do her job without a valid law license. the state supreme court stripped her of it due to the criminal case. >> i'm erin o'hearn here at the big board. police say they received more than 100 tips since the fatal hit and run that killed a nine-year-old boy. police have charged this man, 22-year-old royce atkins, of hanover township. police say atkins confessed during an interview with police yesterday morning. police say darious condash was
with a cousin and a friend crossing shinersville road near airport road after buying some candy at a convenience store. the nine-year-old apparently dropped some of that candy then turned around and picked it up. that's when he was instruct an anonymous tipster told police he became suspicious after noticing heavy front damage to the front of atkins' car. police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident and that they have no explanation as to why the 22-year-old did not stop to help. but police say the boy's heartbroken family is relieved that there has been an arrest. >> obviously they were relieved, you know, they're still grieving, you know, and it was -- it was a little bit of closure for them. >> reporter: our thoughts certainly go out to that family. couldn't dascondash was a membee football team. if convicted atkins could face up to 10 years in prison.
tam back to you. >> so, so sad. thank you erin. a couple just couldn't quit each other even though they had moved on to other people and police say someone upset about that probably killed them in what they're calling a crime of passion. the murder victims were identified as shakoor arline and lisa smith. they met up in an suv for a romantic rendezvous though they were involved in other relationships. police believe the gunman might have followed them sometime early friday morning. detectives have spoken with arline's girlfriend and they're still trying to find smith's boyfriend though he has not been named a suspect. and this is the way it looked as flames consumed a temple university police cruiser yesterday afternoon. temple university says a campus police officer was refueling at the bp gas station at broad and girard when he drove off with the nozzle still in the tank. >> i was staring right at the officer when he pulled away. i mean, i was standing 20 feet weight he ended up leaving and the whole gas tank fell over but after that the whole gas tank caught fire.
>> nearby convenience store and mcdonald's were evacuated. fortunately no one was injured. temple university says the officer remains on duty but he will not be driving until the accident review board finishes its investigation. you look at those pictures and it's a good thing that nobody got hurt 'cause those flames are something else. >> yeah, i mean its a gas station, more gas under ground. that all right, so, raining out there right now. storm tracker6 live double scan shows that you it's wet across the majority of the region. if we go in and take a look at that overhead view, you can see that the big mass of yellow is down by cape may at this point and this is an area that is getting pounded with some heavier rain and it is moving up from the south and pushing off toward the northeast. so, as you take a look at the movement of this, really everybody across south jersey probably looking at the arrival a little bit later this morning of that heavier cell. it could start to spin a little bit over toward the east in maybe places like salem county and the south. another heavier cell pushing
close to philadelphia and some of it has actually slopped up into center city. there you can see that highlighted in yellow. most of this has been along the jersey turnpike and 295 and it's also moving up toward trenton. if we take the wider view the northern and western suburbs not quite as intense but still damp and with wet levers out therleaves outthere you have to. lullaby baltimore and gettysburg. we'll see this diminish over the next hour or two and then we get into kind of a gray somewhat damp section of the day before another round of heavier rain arrives later. take a look outside, we got cloudy skies out there and a little bit breezy, too. every now and then our sky6 cameras have been bouncing a little bit. there's all that of wet moisture, i guess it's always wet but all that moisture on the surface of the platt memorial bridge in south philadelphia. 54 degrees currently in philadelphia. the winds out of the east-northeast at 10 miles per hour, so, yeah, a little bit breezy. future tracker6 showing that you between now up until about 9 o'clock, most of that current rain probably starts to push over toward the east a bit and then we get into that
lull i'm talking about. now, it's not going to be completely dry during the middle of the day. there will still be some sprinkles and showers and perhaps a lot of drizzle and spray coming off those wet road surfaces an lot of wet leaves to be careful of. after about 3 o'clock that's when we see the second round come n the heavier stuff this morning has been mainly over the southern half of the region. this next round will probably be mainly over the northern half of the region with some lighter sprinkles and showers down in south jersey and delaware. that's the 6 o'clock view. you go beyond that up until 11:00 and that's when that second round is beginning to get out of here with a little lingering rain overnight. just in the form of some light showers and drizzle. how much rain are we talking about? well, these are new model indications coming in. a lot of of them up around a inch and we'll go generally a half inch to an inch across the region with some of the models pushing a little bit more but i think that half inch, inch is a good idea for just about everybody. it's going to be cool with a high of 63 degrees. we'll hit that at about 3 o'clock and as you can see, pretty much unsettled all the way today. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high 63 degrees, cloudy skies, some
periods of rain, one in the morning, another one coming in later this afternoon and this evening. and then there might be some drizzle left over early on wednesday morning but generally speaking it's looking like a day of improvement with partly sunny skies in the afternoon and a high of 65. it is veterans day and there may be some ceremonies out there you'll be in good shape for those and then cloudy and damp again with a couple of periods of rain on thursday, 63 degrees. that next system gets out of near a hurry and we're sunny and breezy on friday with a high of 60. back to the mid-50's for saturday, upper 50's for sunday for the eagles and 62 on monday. nice stretch of autumn weather coming up once we dump the rain. >> it does look good. thank you david. it is 5:41. still ahead a developing story out of south carolina. one person is dead and another person is in custody after police work ends in gunfire. >> a football fan files a police report against one of the nfl's star quarterbacks saying the player snatched the banner during a game and didn't return it. karen. >> we just got word that the tacony palmyra bridge is going up at 6 o'clock so head to the betsy ross bridge steady instea.
all the details coming up. >> the pope takes a tumble for the second time in three days and that's got some people concerned about his health. we'll show you the video when we come back. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts.
out there. it is 5:45, 56 degrees out there on a rainy tuesday. >> been awhile since we had one of these truly rainy commutes, karen. >> it's just wet and nasty out there. during the commercial break i scoured the whole building to find a cup of hot chocolate. it's that kind of day. take a minute before you head out and pause because the commute will likely cause you some problems. let's go to your suburban traffic report and look outside and show you what it looks like. chalfont bucks county 202 parkway at bristol road. we don't have any problems but you get the ready from the shot. the roads are wet, it's coming down out here, ponding and puddling on some of the roads. we have a couple bad accidents. one in burlington county a car smashed into a pole bent the pole in half with wires hanging down. they've cleared the accident scene but they have to fix this downed pole and downed wires here. it's on chesterfield arneytown road so watch for this. police are on the scene directing you around this area so try to avoid it. we've got a water main break here in voorhees. as if we didn't have enough
water. alpha avenue closed near evesham road. stick to preston or burnt mill road. horrible accident scene in swedesboro. swedesboro monroeville road right near the new jersey turnpike we're hearing someone is trapped in the wreckage of this accident. not far off from woolwich township yesterday we had a double fatal accident on the new jersey turnpike so some horrible accounts accidents coming out of gloucester county new jersey right now and i want to switch to storm tracker6 live double scan because it's in that area where we've gotten some of the heaviest rain. we'll go in a little closer there. this area of yellow has been moving up north. we've seen a little bit of it move fluids borrow now into gibbstown on the new jersey turnpike coming down pretty good as well as in cherry hill, route 130 now on i-95 as well as the boulevard, state highway 38 in mount holly, route 70 in medford. some of the areas that are getting really wet and you need to slow it down out there today, matt. >> thanks karen. developing overnight a violent exchange at a campus in south carolina left a suspect dead and a campus
police officer hurt. the incident led to a brief lockdown at spartanburg methodist college last night. the officer was investigating a vehicle break in when he encountered two people in a car. the car took off striking the officer. he opened fire. one person in there car was killed, the second is now in custody. spartanburg methodist sent out a tweet overnight assuring students there that there is no longer a threat to the campus. >> new on "action news" police body camera video shows a woman purposely slamming her suv into an oklahoma police cruiser. it happened during a police chase in sand springs on friday. an officer pulled across the towed try to stop the speeding vehicle and fired two shots before the suv slammed into his car sending him flying. the officer was not seriously injured. officers climbed through the suv sunroof to tase and subdue the driver. the 41-year-old woman was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, dui, resisting arrest and other offenses. followers are questioning the health of pope francis again.
he stumbled for the second time in three days. you can see two priests helping the pontiff during a ceremony in rome yesterday. pope francis also tripped on the steps of saint peter's basilica back on saturday. last month the vatican dismissed a report that the pope was suffering from a benign brain tumor. pope francis is known to suffer from some leg pain due to sciatica which may explain his trouble climbing steps. >> green bay packers fan filed a police report against nfl star quarterback cam newton. mike dobbs a retired army sergeant said the carolina panthers gave his family permission to hold up a packers banner at the game. now, during pregame warmups dobbs claims the carolina qb ripped the sign out of their hands without saying a word. >> just a stupid act and, you know, we're veterans. it is my veteran day event with my family. >> it wasn't necessarily about just tearing down the sign. it was respect. >> nfl spokesman says newton will not face discipline.
the panthers web site says the team has been in contact with dobbs and plans to replace his banner. >> it is 5:49. a dramatic return in a shocking elimination. we'll break down what happened on last night's "dancing with the stars." >> and caitlyn jenner receives an honor she wouldn't have qualified for last year. david. >> sweatshirts on the kids because it is a bit on the cool side today and umbrellas really handy because we're raining right now and we're probably going look at at least a little bit more of that when the kids are coming home. rooting for widener and stockton as our two universities of the morning. i'll have your day planner forecast next and we'll show you radar. ♪ catch holiday-cookie cheer on the tip of your tongue with dunkin' donuts' holiday- cookie-flavored coffees, lattes, and macchiatos. enjoy every sip of the new snickerdoodle macchiato.
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this is just happening right now. all lanes blocked on i-95. this is southbound at cottman avenue as you try to head towards center city. traffic is stopped. we've got a number of vehicles, a tractor-trailer involved with this. stick to frankford avenue or the roosevelt boulevard southbound at least two trucks involved. all lanes blocked on i-95 southbound and when we looked at this shot we just saw it and here it begins, the mess in the morning with the wet roads. tacony palmyra bridge going up at 6 o'clock. so head to the betsy ross bridge instead, dave. >> it's pretty obvious on radar as we have a lot of rain coming through in the overnight hours and now into the early morning. the heaviest cell close to philadelphia is now pushing up north and east of the city but northeast philadelphia still seeing some of that. trenton about to get it and in south jersey some of that heavier rain highlighted in yellow. northern and western suburbs beginning to get into more of a broken pattern but it's still damp. we still have wet leaves on the road and you still got to take it slow. 51 degrees right now pottstown, 49 in fleetwood, 53
in saint davids. 49 in chester and across the river in south jersey, 54 in glassboro, 52 in cinnaminson and a little bit milder closer to 60 the close are you get to the shore. up are 50's in smyrna and dover dover. if you're out running errands today really there's not a great time to do it, although if you wait up until after about 9 o'clock, we'll get into more of a lull up through noon and early afternoon where it's not raining quite as bad. then after about 3:00 the rain builds in heavy again and continues tonight. tam. >> okay, thank you, david. tam march braxton made a dramatic return to the dance floor. braxton hospitalized during dress rehearsals yesterday for pneumonia. the judges scored a tape of her rehearsal dance. she arrived moments before the group dance. bhindi irwin earned perfect stars twice. pen in a vega was unable to survive elimination despite also having earned 10 for a solo dance. >> women of the year awards in
october 30th. he simply opens the screen door, swipes the delivery and runs off. if you have information about this man's identity contact philadelphia police. >> top lawmakers from harrisburg say the republican controlled legislature and governor wolf are moving closer to a budget deal for pennsylvania. one of the key elements would be an increase in the state sales tax. in philadelphia where the sales tax is already 8 percent, it would see anyone .25 percent as an increase. there would be no new fracking tax. wolf seems to be considering making concessions on privatization of wine and liquor sales and changes in pensions for future state and school employees. in return, wolf would get hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools, possibly 750 million over two years. ly. >> 5:57 now. next and new this morning a donation jar at a grocery store gets into the wrong hands. >> after many apologies, volkswagen is finally putting its money where its mouth is. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it is 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday and we have breaking news. parts of i-95 southbound are closed right now because of an accident involving several vehicles. >> indeed. the rain is out there and impacting the morning commute across the region. looks like it's going to stick around for quite some time. we're tracking the latest on the wet weather. >> fast food workers are gathering to take a stand in the streets in an ongoing call for higher pay. >> all right, let's get you right on over to david and karen, give you the latest on that rain and its impact. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. and we are off to a wet start. take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan. some heavier cells