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sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> here are the stories we are following for you. kathleen kane goes back to court in the grand jury leak case, we are live with an update on the hearing. and an apartment building in south jersey goes up in flames leaving several people without a home. and live cohost, michael -- she withdrew two court motions, one that accused prosecutors of leaking record g recordings in her criminal case. john rawlins joins us with more. >> reporter: this is a pretrial phase of the high-profile case. kane's team plans to appeal to the supreme court court certain
issues it was denied at the trial level last month. saying that kane cannot get a fair trial in montgomery from the montgomery county da's office. kathleen kane arrives with her lawyers and team. they withdrew two pretrial motions, one requested a hearing on who leaked a wiretap. they implied it came from david steele's office and they want the evidence suppressed and the d.a. disqualified from the case and they fired back it came from kane's camp. and they pulled the motion. >> this is going to be an investigation and hearing without hope of finding the real culprit on who really leaked the information. i didn't want to be spinning the wheels. >> kane was charged with leaking
grand jury information and lying about it. one of her attorneys maintained she could only file arguments in secret. today a message from the philadelphia judge said that kane's attorney was flat wrong. >> we are filing the selective and vindictive prosecution motion and i wanted to make that clear so that issue didn't need to be decided and we put those issues before the court and they are decided now and we are ready to move on. >> and again in an appeal request. a question made by miss kane's legal team that could delay the scheduled trial of miss kane, on august 8th and they were asked
if that was the strategy, and he said no that is not his style, he is not a game player. a philadelphia nun accused of driving drunk in south jersey was found guilty today. police arrested kimberly miller after crashing into a shop in gloucester county last year. the nun claims she wasn't drunk but it taken the drug ambien and was sleep driving. the judge threw out the breathalyzer tests saying that the police officer did not follow protocol. chopper 6 hd was over the scene as smoke poured from the hunter's glen complex. this is in delran. there are no reports of injuries and no word yet on what sparked the blaze. a car ended up on its side after a crash in fairmount park. chopper 6 hd was over the scene
on martin luther king drive at 8:00 a.m. the driver in the car was trapped for some time and they were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. >> want to go back to the breaking news story on the schuylkill expressway, we told you that all lanes on the eastbound schuylkill were closed at south street because of an overturned dump truck looking live from chopper 6 hd and the dump truck is on its side and traffic still at a stand still and emergency crews are on the scene as well. we are not hearing about injuries as a result of this accident. but the schuylkill expressway i-76 eastbound in the university city area. chopper 6 hd is pulling out to show you the backup all lanes are blocked and traffic is at a stand still at this hour. >> we have another vantage point now, you see the truck across the highway again, again eastbound 76 right near south
street right near the university of pennsylvania and childrens hospital. we thought that some cars were squeezing by but that has stopped. they are blocked here all lanes across the highway and quite a backup on the schuylkill expressway, we are looking live, and this large dump truck was carrying gravel, some of it has spilled across the highway, this looks to be quite a long cleanup ahead as they work to right this dump truck. the area to avoid i-76 eastbound near south street, it looks like a gaper delay on the south side as well. we'll update you through this newscast and on our website 6abc.com. now turning to politics and the race for the white house. both parties are back on it's campaign trail after winning big
in new york. donald trump will be in maryland and annapolis later today and hillary clinton is heading here to the city of philadelphia. she will be here for two events, the first in spring garden is on gun violence with attorney general, eric holder, and then in northern liberties, and "action news" will be there for both campaign stops. more on what is ahead for the candidates, here is abc's marcy gonzales -- ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the presidential frontrunners celebrating crushing victories in their home states. >> thank you everybody and thank you new york. we love new york. donald trump claiming nearly all the gop's 95 delegates in new york and hillary clinton winning by double digits, pushing the democratic nomination nearly out of bernie sanders's reach. >> the race for the democratic nomination is in the home
stretch and victory is in sight. sanders saking a day off in vermont but remaining confident vowing to stay in the race. >> next week we will be competing in pennsylvania, connecticut, rhode island, maryland season delaware. and we look forward to winning a number of those states. >> ted cruz insisting he is in it for the long hall too despite coxing in third behind trump and kasich. cruz now mathematically eliminated from clinching the nomination before the convention. >> if we come together and unite we'll win the republican nomination. >> but trump tweeting about cruz today -- now all he can do is be a spoiler, not a nice thing to do. i will beat hillary. >> trump lost here at home in manhattan, he'll need 58% of the remaining delegates to claim the
gop nomination before the july convenience. marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> back here seth williams says the city is ready for primary day. williams joined the ceo of the committee of seven. officials are hoping for a large voter turnout and want people to know that the election fraud task force is ready to help if anyone encountsers problems at the polls. >> this is comprised of 60 district attorneys and county detectives and they are availableable to address any election day concerns. >> last year the task force charged nine people with various violations, anybody with problems voting is asked to call the task hot line. the number is on your screen. philadelphia's leader are working to tackle poverty and they host aid conference at the university of philadelphia this
morning. there they outlined an anti-poverty schedule. including early childhood education for children and workforce development services for parents. now to the forecast, the good weather keeps oncoming, another good day of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. meteorologist, david murphy, is out on the terrace with all the details. >> reporter: another beauty out here rick, nothing but blue skies around the region and look at satellite it's one of the images, unless that clock wasn't running at the top, you wouldn't know there was anything going on here at all. temperatures beneath the sun are not as warm as yesterday. 64 in philadelphia, we had a cold front that has come through and shoved down to the south and ushering in cooler temperatures and cooler air from the north on a light northerly breeze, 64 in washington as well.
and even as far down the coast as richmond we are in the mid-60s, and some spots down there were in the 80s yesterday. but a beautiful afternoon ahead if you plan to head to the playground or a late lunch on the park bench there are no problem there's. 70 degrees is your high and sunscreen is a good idea. by 2:00, 68 and 4:00 is your high of 70 and we drop quickly, 6:00 still 68 but by 8:00 it's 61. if you have plans to be be out late tonight you'll want to bring a jacket. the pollen forecast is running high and it looks more or less on the high side straight into the weekend and friday we see it drop off briefly in the afternoon. the pollen seems to be highest in the morning. some of us will see showers, i'll have more on the potential rain when i come inside. we'll take another look at the
weekend call that is also looking pretty good. >> thank you. 6abc.com/weather is one stop shopping when it comes to the forecast, among the most powerful tools, street level radar gives you a look at where you live from stormtracker 6 live double scan. another earthquake hits ecuador and now the hope of finding people is fading. and a family in california has to make a very expensive decision to try to save their home from falling off a cliff. detales and more when "action news" comes right back. narrator: looking out for wall street ceos -
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>> food and blankets and water is being sent to ecuador from neighboring country peru. the gates mark how many bodies were found underneath the rubble. they are going back to their dadly damaged homes grabbing whatever they can find including pictures of this boy's birthday party. staring deeply at the aftermath, santana says his wife, 1-year-old daughter, and mother and other families members were inside and are all dead. santana was detailing how his wife was cradling his little girl when he lost them. pablo is happy to be alive. cordova was pulled from a collapse hotel after 36 hours
beneath the ruins. the death toll is over 500 with more still missing. and tremors shaking ecuador overnight. >> you can see the windows are moving. this is an aftershock? >> yes. >> across the pacific ocean more rescue efforts in japan following last week's twin earthquake leaving 1,000 people homeless. >> it may take ecuador years to recover. the man charged in a series of freeway shootings in arizona last year is now a free man, a judge reduced leslie merit jr.'s bail from $1 million to zero. bullets struck a total of eight cars and three other vehicles
were hit with projectiles last fall and one person was injured. move it or lose it. that is what a california family had to decide about this home, on a tumbling cliff in pacifica. it was already washed to the beach by the el nino storms. the family is spending thousands of dollars and hired crews to separate the home from the foundation and push it inland. breaking news now we want to give you an update from the schuylkill expressway all lanes are blocked on southbound i-76 because of this overturned dump truck, it spilled a load of gravel on the highway and more firefighters are arriving on the scene, the motorists back behind the crash are stuck there for over a half hour at this point. we learned that the 33-year-old driver of the dump truck was
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michael strahan spoke out this morning for the first time since announcing he is leaving live are kelly and michael to go to "good morning america" full-time. >> i was reading some stuff and it was like i died. it's not a eulogy people. strahan appeared on gma a couple days a week for the last few years, and he will be there five days a week for the full two hour show.
strahan gave ripa a special thank you. >> you can't ask for better fans at all. you guys have been amazing and on top of that, i have worked with incredible staff here. >> and michael strahan says once he is gone he is only a phone call away to fill in as a guest host any time. >> new changes in the morning. there are people lining up to fill that seat and i think michael is great on gma. >> we'll miss you david. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan right now -- sunshine out there, a lack of rain and we have bright blue skies across the region. the chopper view showing you the ball fields at fairmount park. i bet they fill up this afternoon and tonight. forecast highlights, well we have less wind than yesterday and that is good and then
thursday it gets warmer in the afternoon and a few more clouds building in and friday the possibility of showers. 64 degrees is your currents temperature, your pressure up over 30 irnlgs and winds northeast at 7 miles per hour. it was a lot blusteryier, i don't think that is a word. we had cloud cover and it's lighter because of that proxity of the high. the nice bright, blue sky for most of you. 69 is the high in allentown and reading 70, 69 in trenton and 70 in philadelphia and wilmington. and then we get into the mid portion of south jersey and delaware and you are down into the mid-60s, down the shore closer to the 60 degree mark in most cases, 68 at 2:00 and 4:00, 70 that is your high. and we are down to 68 with
perhaps a few more high clouds in spots. we really fall off the cliff as the sun goes down and 50s by 10:00 at night and 40s by tomorrow morning. along the way to that you want to dress warmly for the phillies and not as blustery. and ninth inning we drop to 57 degrees, so many extra gear to add on during the game. we have the high pressure system in control yesterday than warms us up to 74, with the warm front in the vicinity and a cold front on the way, clouds will fill in during the day and future tracker 6 showing this to you by 6:00 you see the clouds coming in from the west and they may march in faster than that. this latest run has most of them holding off until the evening, there will be sun early on thursday and in through the day. and clouds getting chicker later. friday morning some sun and clouds continue to gather and later in the afternoon we'll
transition to a more damp forecast with spotty showers and a rumble of thunder during the afternoon on friday. 70 today and sunny and cooler and accuweather says it's cooler and nice out there. sun and clouds tomorrow and eventuallily 74 is the high and a spotty shower can't be ruled out late at night and most of you stay dry thursday night and a lot more cloud cover in place, blocking out the sun and the showers arrived and a rumble of thunder as well. 77 is the high, passover arrives and sun down of course. all of that precipitation is gone for the weekend. sun returning for the weekend we wind up bright in the afternoon and great weather for the 6 abc union game at 4:00. sunday partly sunny and still pretty nice. >> thank you david. topping our people scene, the queen of soul is showing much respect.
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moving on at 1:00, david murphy has the forecast for you. >> 70 degrees is the high and if you miss it it will only be by a degree or two. along the i-95 corridor a lot of 70s and upper 60s, if you get farther to the coast it gets cooler, a lot of spots along the coast stop at 60, that is not bad for this time of year.
lots of sun and less wind. lets give an update on our breaking news. this is the live look from chopper 6 hd at the schuylkill expressway all lanes remain blocked eastbound near south street because of this overturned dump truck that did spill a load of gravel on to the highway. the motorists closer to this crash are trapped here stopped here for 45 minutes now and firefighters are on the scene and they brought in a crane we believe to move the dump truck out of way and a front end loader to move the gravel. the driver was hurt and rushed to presbyterian hospital. >> we'll have more on 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. have a good afternoon see you later. an be a burden.
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