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>> ♪ >> new on "action news" a bucks county house goes up in an inferno so fierce it put firefighters at risk. >> two big wins in the big apple. and now much of the focus on the presidential race turns to pennsylvania. >> and it is win or go home. the flyers and the fans have one more chance to redeem themselves tonight. >> good morning everyone, it is 5:30 on this wednesday april 20. let's go to dave murphy and matt pelman filling in for karen. >> all right, everyone, we're off to a decent start this morning. the winds are down from yesterday and once the sun comes up it's going to be nice and bright this morning. you can see how those clouds that were sweeping through the region yesterday are now down to the south along with a frontal boundary. now, on the north side that of front today it will be a little bit cooler but it is going to be bright. still a pretty nice afternoon
ahead. currently a little chilly this morning on the bus stop and out in the drive way or just pong down the sidewalk. 50 degrees in philadelphia, just 46 degrees in allentown. up in reading you're still a the 41 degrees. 42 in millville. 47 in trenton. and 52 degrees in cape may, new jersey, so a little cool. not a whole lot of wind out there, though. light jacket will probably work for you. 47 degrees on the bus stop by 6 o'clock and by 8 o'clock, up to about 50 a bit cool but not as windy. as we go through the day it's going to be a pretty nice one. 55 degrees by 9 o'clock, 62 by 11 o'clock. actually managed to get to 78 yesterday afternoon. we won't get that high today. we'll stop at about 70 degrees far a high and that will be late this afternoon around 4:00, 4:30 but still pretty comfortable with all that sun and lighter winds. pollen counter still running kind of high. matt pelman we have showers on friday. i'll have a look at that on future tracker6 coming up. >> yeah, washed my car yesterday morning. by the afternoon that thin yellow film was back on there. good morning to you, david. good morning, everybody. if you hear nothing else from me this morning, hear this.
you don't want to head for the delaware memorial bridge if you're traveling toward delaware. speeds just keep dropping. now they're in the teens and it's all because of emergency construction on the suspension ropes that got started yesterday afternoon. at this point just the right lane is squeezing by headed into the first state. there's a chance they'll get a second lane opened in time for the morning commute but you want no parts of this. it's already jammed. head up to the commodore barry bridge into delaware county as your alternate to the delaware memorial bridge. in claymont delaware fire crews still on the scene of a fire on falk road near namaans creek. overnight construction on harvey road near 95. overnight crews cleared from the vine street expressway in center city. everything is reopened. they'll be back at 11:00 tonight. disabled vehicle on the westbound side approaching the schuylkill but it's off to the side and penndot is on scene. no overnight construction along north broad at spring garden. resurfacing continues on the kelly drive. so until 6:30 for the next hour stay on the mlk as an alternate.
tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new this morning, a massive fire destroyed a bucks county home. a viewer sent us video of the raging flames here on the 2200 block of pal mean no, sir drive. that fire broke out just after 11:00 last night. the flames were through the roof o when firefighters got got to the scene. the fire was so intense. and a philadelphia police helicopter offered assistance and you can see just how massive that fire was. the pilot sharing this photo where you can just see the flames seeming to go the length of the building. it took an hour to get it under control. thankfully there were no reports of injury. >> the new york primary is in the books with no big surprises and at least one presidential frontrunner is saying this thing is almost over. republican donald trump is now expecting a big delegate hall from his home state winning more than 60 percent of the vote yesterday. democrat hillary clinton's adopted home helped her snap bernie sanders' win streak. new york's primary results leave him little chance of overcoming clinton's delegate
lead. >> the race for the democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight. [cheers and applause] >> now especially after tonight close to 300 delegates more than senator cruise. we're really rocking. >> ted cruz's poor showing in new york left him without any mathematical chance of clinching the nomination before the republican national convention in cleveland this summer. the keystone state is next on the campaign trail. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live in fishtown where one frontrunner will appear today. hi, annie. >> reporter: hi, matt. regardless of who is perceived as a winner or loser expect to see most of the candidates in pennsylvania in the coming days leading up to tuesday's primary. that, of course, does include hillary clinton who is expected to be in philadelphia today at several events, one of them earlier today is a private event but the one here at the fillmore tonight is opened to the public.
>> ♪ >> reporter: coming off a huge win in new york, hillary clinton took to the stage. her momentum now aimed at pennsylvania. with events planned for today in philadelphia. despite last night's loss, bernie sanders is still in. tuesday he focused on voters in happy valley. >> it looks like penn state is ready for a political revolution. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: sanders will meet voters thursday in reading. ted cruz appeared upbeat and positive last night at the national constitution center even after learning he lost new york. >> it is fantastic to be in philadelphia and pennsylvania is going to be a battleground. >> reporter: 71 delegates are on the line in the commonwealth, 54 are unbound. john kasich was in pittsburgh and will bring his campaign to delaware and chester counties on thursday and donald trump who also took a big new york win so far has no stops planned in pennsylvania. leaving winnable delegates on the table. he plans to be in delaware on
friday. and pennsylvania is one of five states that does hold their primary on tuesday and if you're not the type to come tout see a candidate in person, you still can't avoid them. just turn on your tv because those political ads are dominating now and replacing most commercials. for now reporting live in fishtown, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt. >> annie i'll take it and you're right those ads are hard to avoid. thank you so much. happening today pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is due in court in montgomery county for a pretrial hearing in her gap leak case. kane wants a judge to explore whether prosecutors leaked fbi recordings in her critical case to the morning call of allentown last month. kane is scheduled for fly august on charges she unlawfully leaked secret grand jury material and then lied about it. bill cosby's wife camille completed her two day deposition in boston. the entertain's wife answered questions under oath for about five and a half hours yesterday. her lawyer wouldn't go into
specific but it heard -- her testimony had to do with a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women against bill cosby. they contend that he defamed them by granding them as liars after they went public with sexual assault allegations against him. >> 5:37. the flyers play a crucial game four at the wells fargo center tonight. they trail the cams three to nothing in the playoff series and they'll be down a couple of key players. pierre-edouard bellemare suspended for tonight's game for checking capitals defenseman dimitri orlov from behind. the flyers are also out sean couturier due to an injury. >> hoping it's a great night across-the-board for the flyers. >> no giveaways, we know that for sure. >> listen no, weather related problems getting to the stadium or getting around today. that's good. storm tracker6 live couple scan shows us that we are high and dry this morning which is the way we like to start out the morning commute. we started out a lot of them lately this way. sun getting ready to push up over the horizon. you can things getting bright
over the platt bridge and temperatures are a little cool this morning but overall it is not a bad start. 50 degrees currently in the city. a lot of suburbs in the 40's but with winds in the single digits in most cases it's not really that uncomfortable. just put on a light jacket and you'll probably do fine. plus those numbers are going to start turning around fairly quickly. again, satellite shows us that the cloud cover is down to the south with a frontal boundary that's now dropped through and is parked down below us. and above that front we will be a little bit cooler today but lots of sun in store, less wind and overall a pretty nice day ahead. 50 degrees by 8 o'clock and still just 58 degrees by 10 o'clock. but 64 and comfortable at noon with not much wind it still isn't a bad day to head out maybe grab your lunch outdoors. by 3 o'clock 69 degrees with a high of 70 right around 4 o'clock this afternoon. and by 5 o'clock, we're probably still holding onto 69 degrees, lots of sunshine and not nearly as much of a breeze as yesterday. high temperatures getting up close to 70 in trenton and allentown. 70 in reading and wilmington and of course here in
philadelphia. closer to the mid south jersey region and mid delaware you're getting a little bit cooler next to that ocean water. it will be mid 60's there and right down along the ocean front a high of only about 60 today in most shore communities. for the mets and phillies tonight, 66 degrees for the first pitch, 57 in the ninth inning mainly clear, maybe a few clouds around and not much wind. not as breezy as last night but still cool enough where you add a layer or two as you're sitting there in the stadium tonight. tomorrow we have a warm front pushing off to our north. more of a flow from the south around this area of high pressure. that will bounce our high to 74 degrees but with these frontal boundaries starting to push closer to us we'll see clouds thicken during the day. future tracker6 shows that to you as we move through the day, sun gives way to clouds then tomorrow night mainly dry, maybe a little brief sprinkle or shower. friday morning we are probably dry but as we head into the afternoon most of the latest model runs are showing some showers possible at least in parts of the region. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, today's high is 70,
sunny and cooler. tomorrow sun to clouds, 74 degrees. maybe a spotty sprinkle or shower at night and then cloudy skies for the most part on friday with a high of 77 degrees. we can't rule out some sun and at times there will be some showers and maybe even a rumble of thunder. looks like that's all done in time for the weekends show. sun returns on saturday. looks like it will be bright for the union game in the afternoon with a high of 72 and then 69 degrees partly sunny and cool on sunday. couple of showers are possible monday and tuesday, kind of depends on a frontal boundary that's going to stall nearby. and those are really hard to call. that could actually turn out that -- >> pretty darn good at doing it. >> well, chris and melissa will be on that over the weekend and we'll be back on monday to tell you what's going on. >> thank you david. it is 5:40. new developments in the water crisis that launched flint, michigan into the national spotlight. >> houston area has already seen deadly and destructive flooding and more heavy rains are coming lai later today.
>> mid hole pothole patching. all lanes are opened and traffic is moving smoothly in each direction. we'll see if the same can be said of the schuylkill expressway and talk about our big situation at the delaware memorial bridge after the break. >> all right. also when we come back it's tacony's first new bakery in four decades and it's a business born out of a mother's love. that story coming up later on "action news." narrator: looking out for wall street ceos - that's what congressman sestak did. sestak
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look the view out over the commodore barry bridge. look at that shar truce and that sapphire. >> that they are. >> give me another one. one more. >> azul. how is that. >> i thought you would just say orange. >> that's are job. >> i know. i'm captain obvious matt pelman. no less, no more. >> how about a little tangerine. >> i said that yesterday. >> oh. crud. okay. well, i like tangerine i like orange today. we should be thinking orange and black for our flyers tonight the big game at the wells fargo center. phils also in action so it is going to be another very busy night in south philadelphia. but right now if you're coming out of the burbs things look pretty good along the schuylkill expressway. now yesterday morning i warned you about big westbound delays during the midday because of construction. today they're flipping it around and working eastbound. so, expect big delays coming out of king of prussia through this point at the blue route
as the bridge inspectors are out and about during the midday today 9:00 until 3:00. schuylkill eastbound between king of prussia and conshohocken is not where you want to be and don't say i didn't warn you. in coatesville watching a crash in the neighborhood this morning along cranberry lane at strawberry lane. still overnight construction going on on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound past valley forge taking out the left lane there. also on the left lane on the northeast extension northbound near quakertown but our zone approaching the lehigh valley interchange clear. new work zone in lower gwynedd. replacing a deteriorated drainage pike. fenlin road closes. morris road takes most of the traffic around the detour heart road stil -- hartford road still closed. we've been watching the situation at the delaware memorial bridge where emergency construction
continues. it's already causing delays this morning coming out of south jersey headed into delaware. you want to led up to the commodore barry bridge where no problems are reported on 322 right now. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new this morning, criminal charges are expected in connection to flint's water crisis according to sources michigan's attorney general will go after two state regulators and a city employee he today. the government is investigating alleged wrongdoing related to the flint drinking water that has been tainted with lead and other toxins. many residents have gotten sick. the city has been under a state of emergency for months. and the death toll has risen to seven in houston, texas, where more rain and flash flooding is expected today. emergency officials have made nearly 2,000 water rescues including saving dozens of residents out of a nursing home. shelters have been set up across the city for people who now need a place to stay. >> a vehicle tech in california must not have known about a customer's dashcam when he took the car on a joyride.
the video starts with a man walking around the car in a service bay. moments later someone is behind the wheel and driving off. the driver can be heard off camera, you hear that, laughing also revving the engine and at one points possibly snorting something. the dealership acknowledged the incident and claims it is taking action. what began as an ordinary roadside check in western pa turned into a life or death rescue. newly released dashcam video shows a police officer in ohio township pulling out a man had had passed out in his car. he had overdosed on heroin. the officer started chest compressions right away and helped medics revive the man once the ambulance arrived. police say the man later called the station to thank authorities. he will not face charges. >> while so many bakeries in the northeast have been around for generations there's a new sweet shop on the block. karen rogers has that story. >> ♪ >> reporter: this place is gorgeous. husband and wife terry and becky rogers are the creative
geniuses behind puddings cake corner. >> i'm flown for big over on the top crazy cakes. >> reporter: people fall in love with all of the other deserts. >> as soon as i came in you a salivating looking at this stuff. >> reporter: becky used to be a successful real estate agent but when her dad suddenly passed away six years ago she became a mother overnight to her two brothers. that's when she started baking. >> they both have special needs and they need a lot of attention so we did this with the intentions of being close to them all the time. >> reporter: she prides herself on making everything by hand. >> this is my first time. this is her apple rose pastry. >> start at this little corner herism baked apples rolled in dough slathered with apple apricot marmalade. then dusted with powdered sugar. >> they look like roses. that's amazing. i think mom would be pretty excited to get one of these. >> impressive. learn more about the sweet shop on fyi philly saturday at 7:00 on 6abc.
>> and septa riders may be in for a treat today if you're in the right place at the right time details on why a california home is well -- as well is on the edge. you got the see these pictures. david. >> we have light jackets on the kids this morning. not much wind out there. a little cool. this afternoon shorts and t's work all over again. we'll check out your day planner forecast, let you know where those numbers are going coming up next.
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unlike the union they have gotten a couple the last couple weeks. we were talking about that on the show. >> bad boys. >> 6abc day at the union this week. a bunch of us will be down there saying hi before the match. the match is at:00 right here on channel6. >> no northbound delays as you head towards 95. overnight construction on the new jersey turnpike cleared and the work on the turnpike connector headed towards pennsylvania should be out of there within the next 10 minutes. our crash near coatesville along cranberry lane has also cleared and septa's 36 trolley now back to normal. the car has been cleared from the track. things looking up in a couple spots david. >> that's good news matt. we're off to a cool start with temperatures in the 40's in a lot of suburbs. about 50 in philadelphia but it's pretty easy to take when you look at the winds. they're dropping down out of north but just ever so gently. in some places you've got hardly wind -- any wind at all is what i meant to say. it does look like it's going to improve this afternoon, not quite as warm as yesterday but
lots of sunshine, less winds. 58 degrees by 10 o'clock. 64 comfortable enough by noon. and 69 by 3 o'clock and you're going get a high of 70 degrees right in there around 4:00 or 4:30. tam, a good one today. >> all right. thank you, david. and you can always get that seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day on our web site. just go on over to 6abc.com/weather. talk about move it or lose it. that's what a california family had to decide about their home which is sitting on a crumbling cliff in pacifica. 35 feet of patio stairways and retaining walls have been washed away. to save the house the family has spent thousands of do's to separate the house from its foundation and push it inland.
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>> new this morning a north jersey gallery owner is standing her ground over a painting. the fine art gallery in englewood filed lawsuit last week over a city code violation it received for displaying artwork of a partially nude woman in its store window. gallery owner laura b o. rgey says a code enforcement officer asked her to remove the artwork. when sh refused she was issued a fine. three men are under arrest accused of pulling a bait and switch on residents in mercer county, new jersey. hamilton township police arrested christopher yohanis ace frank and timothy cueto.
they claimed to be employees of a local painting paving company and asked residents if they wanted their driveways sealed for $35. then they would charge an additional $2,500 after the job was done. >> mcdonald's is dishing out free rides for septa commuters. the fast food giant is giving away $15,000 worth of free septa tokens at the broad street line's walnut locust station. it is to celebrate the launch of thof the restaurant's monopoy game. >> still ahead at 6:00 a.m. a south jersey school will be closed again today as the community there mourns a tragic loss. >> and later there are their may be a solution to the snail's pace you typically deal with when you have to pay with those new smart chip credit cards. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday april 20. here's what's happening. >> the empire strikes back. new york's primary results have the top presidential candidates looking towards the next series of primaries. we're live with the campaign event in philadelphia today. >> a higher power will decide the fate of a philadelphia nun accused of driving under the influence. >> be ready for a slight dip in the temperatures but accuweather says you will still find today's weather acceptable and maybe even more. >> my goodness. that's a tease. let's go over to dave murphy to get the fuller picture on what you can expect in that accuweather and matt pelman is in for karen rogers. he's taking a look at your traffic. >> i like the last picture with the sky. >> tangerine. >> thank you, matt. so here we go, satellite