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>> ♪ >> breaking on "action news," twin blasts strike the brussels airport right before flight to philadelphia was scheduled to take off and the reports of a thud explosion a tn nearby. >> fire crews investigate a science lab blast. >> a dramatic move that could bring local government to a stand still. good morning, it's 5:30 now on this tuesday march 22nd. matt o'donnell is off. nydia han is joining us. let's get a look at your accuweather and traffic with dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning everyone. on the big board this morning we have satellite showing you a lack of cloud cover in the vicinity. just a couple of little clouds down south of philadelphia. there's more on the way to the west and we probably will transition to partly sunny skies during this afternoon
but in the morning once we get the sun up over the horizon it looks like it's going the start out pretty bright. 35 degrees in philadelphia right now, though. and below freezing in a lot of suburbs. we're actually in the upper 20's in allentown and reading and just 25 in millville. 31 in wilmington, 33 in trenton and 41 in cape may so you're going to want a coat as you step out the door, maybe a little extra gear. on the bus stop this morning 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. low to mid 30's, mostly clear, cold conditions but not all that windy to start out. and as we roll through the afternoon things do get a little bit better than they were yesterday. 45 degrees by 11 o'clock but we'll spends the majority of the afternoon in the 50. 51 degrees by 1 o'clock. by 3 o'clock, 56. going for a high of 57 degrees today at about 4 o'clock before dipping down to 54 degrees by 6 o'clock so a pretty nice afternoon and again not as windy as it was yesterday. little word to the wise. we are looking at several really nice days. it's going to get warmer on wednesday and thursday but at the same time the pollen count is going to rise and by thursday and friday, there's the chance that we're all the way up into the high zone.
again, it's tree spores but if you have allergies and you're starting to feel those sniffles you'll wants to keep the medications handy toward the and of the week and really over the next several days. karen the weekend is shaping up in our forecast. i'll have details on that coming up in the seven day. >> all right, dave, let's check the roads. we have no weather related problems impacting us. looking live in bucks county, this is i-95 at business route one. northbound the construction near this point is just cleared so all lanes opened and looking pretty good as well as on the vine street expressway. we didn't have the overnight construction so westbound just a few cars here headed towards the schuylkill. looking nice and clear. and on the big picture we're seeing speeds on all of your majors mostly in the 50's. don't forget the falls bridge remains closed and i know that's been giving you lakes in east falls then continues until april 1st they're scheduled to reopen. wynnefield heights monument road blocked as well. the one issue we have out here sap disabled tractor-trailer block -- is a disabled tractor-trailer blocking a lane on union avenue at coates street. >> following that breaking
news out of belgium a series of explosions rocked brussels overnight including two at the airport and abc news just reported that the death toll is now up to at least 13 people. >> this happened during the morning rush. and "action news has confirmed one flight from philadelphia had just landed and a return flight was about to take off. >> now let's get rider on over to "action news" reporter annie mccormack who has been staying on top of this breaking story. >> reporter: abc news has confirmed 13 are dead and many injured. they say that this is a result of at least two explosions at brussels airport. they also are reporting that there were additional explosions at several brussels subway stations. now here are images just coming in from the airport explosions. according to abc news, around 8:00 a.m., there were two blasts in the departures area of the airport. all departures from brussels airport have been canceled and incoming flights have since been diverted. now, brussels is five hours ahead of eastern standard time. we are checking with american airlines about flights that
left philadelphia for brussels. american airlines flight 750 left philadelphia last night and landed in brussels just before 7:00 a.m. american airlines flight 751 was scheduled to leave brussels at 9:40 a.m. their time bound for philadelphia. money airlines has confirmed through twitter that that flight has been canceled. now, these explosions come only two days after the prime suspect in the paris attacks was arrested in brussels. abc news has also reported authorities launched a manhunt for another terror suspect. however at this point there is no confirmation that this is a terrorist act. within the past hour the prime minister of belgium is saying that the possibility of a terrorist attack is currently being investigated. the terror alert level has now been raised to the highest level and everybody who is in brussels is asked to stay inside of their home. of course we will have more updates for you can coming up within the next half hour. for now reporting live inside the satellite center annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> annie we will check back in
with you soon. thank you. a plane going from philadelphia to ireland will to make an emergency landing. the american airlines flight diverted to logan international airport in boston on its way to dublin last night. massachusetts state police say a woman on board may have had a medical issue and her husband had to restrain her. she was taken off the flight. and new this morning, crews have given the all clear to a science center on the campus of west chester university. the action cam was on the 700 block of south church street at around 1:30 a.m. due to a hazmat investigation. it is unclear what sparked the call. we do know that no one was hurt none evacuations were necessary. crews are ventilating the building as a precaution. veterinarians of the delaware county spca are treating a disturbing case of animal abuse. this six month old puppy named clover was rescued last week from an upper darby home. officials say she had been tied to a banister and left to die. they believe she may have spent three to four weeks in that condition. she nearly decapitated herself
in order to chew through the cable. >> the dog chewed itself off of the cable. that might have took awhile. when we got it out we still had the remainder of the collar out of his neck. it was bad. i couldn't see having a kid and having a dog in that house. >> changeover has a handfuhouse. >> officials say charges are pending. >> atlantic city's financial crisis could force a shut down of the city government. mayor don guardian says city hall will close on april 8th if state aid does not come through. all nonessential services will be cut off at that point for at least three weeks. police officers, firefighters and sanitation workers, however, will work without pay. atlantic city does not expect to have enough money to open for business until may second, that's when it gets its quarterly tax revenue. state lawmakers debating a state if this takeover plan of ac. on the national politics
voters in several western states will go to the polls today including primaries in arizona and a democratic caulk can can you say in idaho. ted cruz is hoping to preventer frontrunner donald trump from getting any delegates out of the utah caucuses and democrat bernie sanders is focusing his attention on utah as well. he delivered a foreign policy address in salt lake city yesterday. meanwhile other candidates were busy courting the jewish vote. donald trump spoke at the a pac convention last night n that speech he affirmed his compliment to israel. hillary clinton took direct aim at trump at that event criticizing some of his past comments on middle east issues. >> a judge delayed today's scheduled hearing over the san bernadino's locked iphone. the fbi says an unnamed outside party has demonstrate add method to unlock the phone without apple's help. apple says it's too earl to declare victory in this case because if this hack doesn't work the government may come back to them in april demanding assistance. >> time now to talk about your
accuweather. little chilly yesterday but just hang on, warmer days are ahead. >> yeah, better this afternoon and a lot better tomorrow. storm tracker6 live double scan right now tam and nydia shows us that we're dry as we take a look outside, we have sky6 and we are looking at clear skies overhead and the promise of plenty of sunshine coming later on this morning. lined up with a fair amount of sunshine this afternoon, too. you will need a coat heading out the door. for the second straight morning in the 30's, 35 degrees currently. winds are light though out of the west at just 8 miles per hour and your temperatures across the region below freezing in automobile can of spots like allentown and reading and lancaster wilmington at 31, millville 25 degrees, 33 in trenton and 41 in cape may. again, not a lot of wind but cold enough for coats. there's the lack of cloud cover so we'll see early sunshine. as the day goes on some of these clouds to the west will begin to filter through and we'll wind up with partly sunny skies through most of the afternoon. your day planner from accuweather shows a cool temperature of 34 by 8 o'clock. but we improve to 42 as soon as 10:00 and then 48 at noon
and the afternoon we spend mainly in the 50's. a high of 57 degrees right in there around 3:30 or 4 o'clock. and again partly sunny skies with not as much wind around. high temperatures from north to south very similar. 57 up in allentown, same as philadelphia. 58 in wilmington. and 54 down by the cool ocean water in cape may. by the way, you are looking at partly cloudy skies tonight and there's decent chance you'll get a shot of the full moon and if you look just to the upper left-hand side of the moon you'll see a little bright star and that's going to be jupiter which will be available for viewing tonight if you can get the clouds out it's a full worm moon tonight and it's in the southeast skies, something to keep an eye on later on after dark. then tomorrow warm front off to the north. we get a surge of air coming up from the south and that's going to improve our high temperature to 70 tomorrow. and it looks like we'll be even warmer on thursday, ahead of an approaching cold front. we might even dha challenge a record high on thursday. your exclusive accuweather
7-day, 57 today, partly sunny and nice out there. tomorrow turning warmer, partly sunny, getting all the way up to 70 and then thursday a new record high, well, maybe, we'll be near the record warmth, 75 is what we're going for on thursday. the record high is 76. would it not be out of the question that we hit that. there could be some late day or night time showers moving in on thursday. some of that probably spills into the morning hours on good friday. but then in the afternoon we get some sunshine back in play and it's a little cooler with a high of 64 but that's still above average for this time of year. for the weekend mostly sunny on saturday, 57 and easter sunday will probably see more clouds sharing the skies with some sunny breaks. but the temperature improves to 63 degrees and there's the chance of a late day or night time shower but most of the models seem to want to hold that off until night. so, for now we're still thinking easter sunday itself is dry. >> okay, good news. >> david, thank you. it is now 5:40. all new on "action news," a foster family in california is heart broken after the
six-year-old girl they've been caring for was removed from their home and it all stems from her ethnicity. >> and new information on the bunny brawl at a new jersey mall that was caught on camera. karen. >> all right, let's take a look outside right here. this is chadds ford delaware county. looking pretty good at route 202 at baltimore pike. they're stopped at a traffic light about to get going. we're going to take you live to fort washington and check on that turnpike construction when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
>> breaking right now. you're taking a live look here into brussels belgium. they closed down all public transport after two explosions this morning. you see people walking away we believe a rail station there. you see people walking away calmly but it has been a little bit of a frantic scary scene in that city as they have dealt with the explosions that came through, excuse me, earlier this morning. now let's tell you what we know so far. about those explosion that is rocked the city. at least 13 people were dead many more people have been hurt. the first two explosions ripped through the departures area of the airport. witnesses reported seeing the ceiling cave in. they said there was blood everywhere followed by a series of explosions at a subway station. a number of them. the system again has been shut down. the belgian people have been told to shelter-in-place. this is all after the terror suspect was arrested in that
city in brussels. officials are being very careful about connecting any of this to terrorism saying that that has not been confirmed what we're seeing this morning. however, we have been told that the terror level in that city has been raised to the maximum level. this all happened about an hour after a flight from philadelphia landed in about 90 minutes before a plane headed for philadelphia was scheduled to take off. annie mccormick is gathering the very latest, a full report is straight ahead. >> and this is having a ripple effect across europe. security tightened in paris as well. let's go to karen rogers for our tuesday traffic. karen. >> time to check your local commute. we're going to start in the suburb this morning. let's take a live look in fort washington. this is 309 approaching the pennsylvania turnpike if you're coming from perkasie or montgomeryville you're not going to have a problem this morning. also on the turnpike we do have construction still out there blocking the left lane and the center lane. that's eastbound approaching bensalem. but looking pretty good. you saw from that shot no weather related problems today. so we're nice and dry at least. here's some new construction that started yesterday and it's going to last through
late may from 9:00 until 3:00 here in haverford township ellis road will close near lawrence road so if you're in this area you'll have to stick to eagle road to get around it. let's go to our commuter traffic report now. we found ian the klutz up early and telling us about road kill here on i-95 northbound near lower makefield. and don't forget to join our 6abc team when you go on the waze app. let's check the temperatures headed out the door. it's another cold start. it's only 24 in martin's creek, 28 in fleetwood, 27 coatesville. little better in center city itself. it's 35 right now. 30 in ewing. 29 degrees this morning in dover, delaware but no worries this afternoon partly sunny, a little milder, 57, not a bad day at all. nydia and tam. >> all right, karen, thank you. "action news" has learned that charges have been filed in an easter bunny brawl we first told you about yesterday morning. kassim charles still had his costume bottoms and white gloves on while punching juan jimenez guerrero at newport
mall. the men face charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. police say the father attacked charles after his toddler slipped from a chair during a photo shoot. and developing this morning, gunmen launched an attack on the european union military training mission's headquarters in the capitol of mali. the maliian special forces killed at least one man last night and are searching for three other suspects. no personnel at the headquarters were injured. and no group has claimed responsibility. >> a foster family in california says they're heartbroken after the little girl they have been caring for was taken out of their home. six-year-old lexi was taken away from her home yesterday oh those screams are heartbreaking. she had been living with summer and rusty page since she was 17 months old. the pages spent years trying to adopt the child but lexi has 1.5 percent choctaw indian blood and the tribe invoked the indian child welfare act to get custody. the child is sending her to live with nonblood relatives in utah. >> this outrageous abuse of
power must stop now. let me speak directorially to the people who took our daughter and you have her now. please search deep in your heart and soul and do what's best for lexi. do the right thing and bring lexi back home. >> the pages say taking lexi from the only parents she's ever known is unforgivable. it isn't every day you see somebody steal a cement truck and go on a wild police chase especially when it turns out the driver is an 11-year-old boy. that's exactly what happened here in the dodge center in minnesota. two police cars were damaged during the pursuant it lasted about an hour. it came to an end when the youngster drove down a dead end street. we'll be right back.
>> ♪ >> season 22 of "dancing with the stars" is off to a three-way tie. wanya morris of boys to men, "good morning america" meteorologist ginger zee and male model nile dee marco all scored 23 points each from the judges. at the bottom of the leaderboard is fox newsman geraldo rivera. all 12 couples return monday for latin night. >> poor geraldo he pretty much stood there and -- >> idvr'd it and i'm on team ginger. haven't watched it yet but team ginger all the way. >> let's go outside right now and see what it looks like on the schuylkill expressway past montgomery drive from 9:00 until 3:00 westbound between montgomery drive and lincoln drive bridge inspectors will be blocking a lane. we'll see some pretty big delays with. that fine for now. not so much later. taking a look at your delaware overview no, major issues on i-95, 495, 202. nice easy travel times this morning dave. >> temperatures down around freezing and in the 20's in
some spots so bundle up the kids on the way out the door and you, too. this afternoon though it does improve and we can probably change over to lighter gear. 34 degrees by 7 o'clock. still in the upper 30's by 9 o'clock but by noon, 48 and the afternoon, well we spend most of it in the 50's. 56 degrees by 3 o'clock and we're going tore a high of 57 degrees this afternoon and we'll strike that at about 4 o'clock. so, it is going to get milder later on and at the airport this morning we're hoping for all green aircraft. that's what we've got and no sign of precipitation in any of our big travel destinations. nydia and tam. >> all right. thank you david. you can always get that seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day that you want to on our web site. just go on over to 6abc.com/weather. two men risk their lives to save someone from a car fire in texas. a driver fainted shortly after their vehicle burst into flames. by the time the rescuers got that the intense inferno had already burned through the victim's clothes. one of the men though was able to bend down a car door and pull that driver out. the every day heroes were not
hurt and they said they would run in and do it again in a heartbeat. >> a very young and new police officer worked the beat in gloucester township new jersey yesterday. >> (sirens). seven-year-old liam lindsey arrived to an officer's salute. the boy is battling cancer and has always dreamed of becoming a police officer. so the gloucester township police department made his dream come true. >> why do you want to be a police officer? >> because they're the coolest job in the world. >> he just wants to help people. he's got a really great heart and he's just a wonderful kid. >> liam says he had a great time driving around in the swat vehicle steering the team's remote control robot and taking part in a k-9 demonstration. some of the officers even came in on their day off. they said they just wanted to be a part of making liam's dream can come true and they certainly did that. we'll be right back. >> ♪ (vo) new tidy cats lightweight 4-in-1
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we will continue to follow this story on air and online. >> new this morning two new york state agencies are investigating a terrible mixup by a funeral home. earlier this year the business in the bronx sent the wrong body to a church service and it wasn't until the deceased person's grandson questioned the appearance of the woman in the coffin that the family became concerned. a spokesman for the funeral home says it has reimbursed the family. this is all new. airport security stopped a flight attendant in los angeles. as it turned out that attendant will nearly 70 pounds of cocaine. the airline employee took off from the terminal on friday even leaving her shoes behind as she ran away. the t.s.a. found the drugs after removing her from the line for random screening. the woman has not been identified and as of yet she has not been captured. >> it is now 5:57. we continue to follow our breaking news. deadly explosions rock the brussels airport right around the same time philadelphia flights were coming and going. >> we will be right back. >> ♪
>> with matt o'donnell, karen rogers, tamala edwards and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning it's 6:00 a.m., i'm tamala edwards here with nydia han. matt o'donnell is off. we're working on several breaking stories this morning. >> including a deadly explosion that's rocked an airport and subway station in belgium. we have just learned the explosions are being considered acts of terror. >> a new jersey resort town already strapped for cash may be forced to shut down within weeks if state officials don't step in. >> president obama will try to take u.s.-cuban relations another step forward today and end his trip with baseball. >> but first up let's get a look at what you can expect with your accuweather. dave murphy is outside, karen