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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning, it's 4:30 on this wednesday may fourth. >> we're following breaking news. detectives are investigating two police-involved shootings overnight, one of them was deadly. we have team coverage. >> the gop race may now pretty much be over. the head of the republican national committee says donald trump is the party's presumptive nominee. >> and our rainy week continues. accuweather is tracking showers during your morning commute and on. >> my goodness. david we'll go over to you because we have to. i don't want to hear more. karen rogers has your traffic. good morning. >> things will get a little bit better in a few days.
we're still stuck thunder same gray damp pattern. rain may be not quite as widespread nor as inanes most spots but we have rain in southeastern pennsylvania, a little bit towards trenton and a couple sprinkles down through the heart of south jersey. cape may getting hit with a temporary heavier about the of rain and then every now and then you see some yellows mixed in in chester county and areas close to philadelphia a little bit more of a broken pattern up north but cloudy cool and damp and obviously the clouds really socking us in. we're probably going to maintain mainly cloudy skies just the way we did yesterday. 52 degrees now, a little cooler than this time yesterday, 52 in allentown, 52 in philadelphia, 49 trenton, 51 degrees in wilmington and line in millville so it's jacket weather once again and on the bus stop might be a little bit damp in some neighborhoods with some of those showers between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock. 50 degrees is more or less where that temperature is going to hold. in the afternoon pretty similar to yesterday.
cloudy cool just about any time especially in the morning during the rush hour and then again during the afternoon there is the chance of an off and on shower popping through and high temperatures are going to be pretty cool today. we'll stop at about 58 degrees for your high at 3 o'clock. this pattern continues through the end of the work week karen and then things do begin to change a bit for the week. details on that coming up. >> problems already. let's check out the accident right on the schuylkill expressway and we see it currently blocking the ramp here from the schuylkill westbound to the vine eastbound. looks like it's just temporary at this point while they try to clean up this accident but you can see some cars stacked behind it waiting to use this ramp but it's currently blocked on the schuylkill westbound the ramp to the vine eastbound. on 95 we have the construction. we see penndot with the arrow board in delaware county i-95 northbound at the blue route as you try to head towards the airport you're dealing with this construction here blocking the two right lanes and the off-ramp but we expect this to be cleared within the next half hour so that should
wrap things up. in exton chester county looking at 202 at the 30 bypass construction has been blocking the left lane but in the process of clearing out at this point but you kind of get the idea looking at this we've got some raindrops on the camera lens. the roads are damp. problems already like this one in monroe township. we've got a problem here with a downed pole due to an accident that may shut down 322. that's a big closure here in gloucester county. 322 is blocked right near 641, that's high street. stick to glassboro cross keys road as your alternate. we expect it to be kind of a tough morning commute matt and tam. >> thank you karen. and this is breaking this morning. philadelphia police officers opened fire on suspects in two separate parts of the city just hours apart. >> one of those people who was shot has died from the injuries. we have live team coverage this morning. katherine scott is covering the shooting scene in southwest philadelphia. >> but we're starting with the deadly officer involved shooting is. let's go over to annie mccormick live at 63rd and overbrook. good morning, annie. >> good morning, tam and matt.
and at this scene police say they opened fire when the driver of a suspicious vehicle ignored their command to stop and kept driving towards those police officers. police say that the man that they did shoot, the driver of that vehicle, appears to not have been armed with a gun but they do consider him armed because he was driving a vehicle towards those police officers. well, take a look at this video. this is video from the scene earlier this morning. this all unfolded around 1:00 a.m. this is at 63rd and overbrook. it is that vehicle with the passenger door opened that is the suspicious vehicle police from the 19th district tried to stop. according to police, plainclothes officers in an unmarked vehicle reportd that van as suspicious and called for a marked police cruiser to assist them. initially they tried to pull over the vehicle, headed eastbound on lancaster avenue. allegedly the vehicle hit several parked cars on lancaster. police followed the vehicle to drexel, 54th street then this area of 63rd and overbrook. it was there they say the vehicle would not pull over
and circled the block. both unmarked and marked police vehicles surrounded the suspicious vehicle with lights and sirens on. then officers approached on foot. the drivers did not listen to commands to stop and was driving towards those police officers when one of the plainclothes officers from the unmarked vehicle fired four shots at the driver who was hit in the chest. they later found out that that driver was not armed with a gun. now, police transported him to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. police officers have remained out here on the scene. there's still crime scene tape up at this time. this is still very early in this investigation. since this is a fatal shooting that involves police officers there's still a lot of work to be done. we did see numerous detectives walking around the area trying to gather if there was any witness accounts and also getting all of those statements from the police officers involved. also at this hour they're still trying to identify the man that was shot and killed by police. they're still working on that. we're expected to learn more details later in the morning. for now reporting live in
overbrook, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." tamala. >> annie thank you for that. now for more on the other police-involved shooting overnight let's turn to katherine scott live at police headquarters. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. weren't man was slot in the leg. he's in stable condition in the hospital. police say the officers opened fire after this man fired one shot at them. let's go to that scene in southwest philadelphia. it was around 11:30 last night and police say 12th district officers were in there area of 53rd and grays ferry when they heard several shots. they saw a man approximately 40 years old. he was on the back porch shooting in the air. they approached him and told him to drop his weapon. okay, well, the one man fired one shot at police according to authorities and authorities say that's when the officers fired back. one of the officers opened
fire. the bullet hit the leg. and then went through the right leg and here's what police will to say about it. >> male fires one shot at police. and one of the officers there fires twice at the offender striking him in the left leg, enters the left leg and then enters the right leg. >> reporter: there was another man in the house. he was taken to southwest detectives for questioning. at this point there's been no word of any injuries to those two officers. we're live at police headquarters, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thanks, katherine. >> ♪ >> donald trump's victory in indiana has changed the republican race for the white house. ted cruz has dropped out leaving trump the presumptive nominee this morning and democrat bernie sanders came through with a win over hillary clinton. abc's lana zak has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: america is waking up to a republican party in which donald trump is the presumptive nominee. >> it really looks like a massive victory.
>> reporter: cruz is out. >> we gave it everything we've got. but the voters close another path. we are suspending our campaign. >> reporter: his supporters overcome with emotion. the race is over for cruz. >> what's next for you? >> reporter: now republicans will try to unite behind trump after a bitter campaign. the head of the rnc tweeting that donald trump will be the presumptive nominee he even though john kasich vows to continue on. and in trump's hometown, the new york daily news featuring this front page which reads the gop a once great political party killed by an epidemic of trump. but even though the anti-trump pac are vowing to fight trump is focusing on the general election. >> we're going after hillary clinton. >> reporter: and for the democrats, hillary clinton lost to bernie sanders in indiana which sanders says gives him the momentum. >> i understand that secretary clinton thinks that this
campaign is over. i've got some bad news for her. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: abc news estimates that it's mathematically impossible for sanders to win the nomination without a massive change in the super delegates and while that's unlikely to happen, clinton would need to win 70 percent of the remaining pledged delegates in order to guarantee her nomination. reporting from washington, lana zak, channel6 "action news." back to you. >> happening today, city council will hear public testimony on philadelphia's 2017 budget. today's agenda includes mayor kenney's proposed tax hike on sugary drinks. distributors would face a three cents per tax ounce. critics say it will be passed on to consumers. protests are planned outside city hall this evening. yesterday city council president darrell clarke and others were skeptical about the proposal's ability to actually raise revenue. >> this is new.
the fbi is joining philadelphia police to look for a man who robbed a bank in the spring garden section. the surveillance ick pictures were taken at the branch on the 2100 block of spring garden street yesterday afternoon. the man told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. he never showed a weapon but police believe he is armed and dangerous. there is a reward being offered in the case. >> still to come on "action news" a second grader apparently fooled school officials with a fake note. her parents are upset. after seeing the note you may understand why. >> an entire canadian is packing up and leaving the flee the flames coming from a destructive wildfire. david. >> umbrellas with the kids along with a jacket. it will stay cloudy and coolly it won't be raining all the time but there's a chance of them getting caught with a sprinkle or shower both on the way in and the way home. things are getting a little
>> another brand new story here a wildfire has prompted officials to evacuate the entire population of fort mcmurray in alberta can day. the blaze has already destroyed whole neighborhoods. more than 80,000 residents have been ordered to leave as flames continue to make their way into the city. >> what a scene. >> now it's time to talk accuweather and a continuation of the rain. >> yeah, damp this morning. storm tracker6 live double scan shows it to you. most of the active rain is in the northern suburbs and right down to the i-95 corridor. and you can see that lansdale, doylestown, norristown, malvern, pottstown all in and out of what are occasionally heavy cells. i'll start this up for you. like yesterday we're kind of going toward the northeast maybe a little bit more of a trajectory toward the north this morning. and if you're up in the allentown area, you're also looking pretty damp with more to come. so, the at least first half of the morning rush hour looks pretty wet.
there's also a heavier cell down by cape may new jersey this morning. only that's not going t to be there that much longer. the heavier stuff is off the coast. as we take a look outside we have cloudy skies and that includes the coast where we are looking at that rain popping through. and also a little bit cool out there. 52 degrees in philadelphia. little cooler than it was yesterday. winds still out of the east at 7 miles per hour bringing in that cloud cover and that moisture. as we take a look at future tracker6, between now and 9:00 it looks like most of the area begins to see a lessening in the precipitation. could still be a little drizzly up in the northern suburbs. we might still have some lingering showers. then we get kind of a lull through the rest of the morning. by the time we get to 1 o'clock you can see how the spotty showers are filling in once again getting up to 5 o'clock there's still a little bit more of that around so i would expect roads for the evening commute to be maybe trying in some spots but in other cases still on the damp side and then later tonight at 11:00 a couple more sprinkles and showers around. it's going to be cloudy and cool again today, 50 by
8 o'clock, 53 by 10 o'clock, 55 by noon. and we'll only get a high of 58 sitting on that for a couple hours this afternoon. i think we'll have that around 3 o'clock. off and on spotty showers as you just saw. high temperatures cool from north to south again. really not much different. 56 in allentown, a bunch of 58's as you go down through the i-95 corridor toward the shore. and we have that cutoff low that i talked about yesterday that's going to continue to just slowly pass us by to the south over the next several days and it looks like thursday and friday are still going toby neath the clouds and still somewhat damp because of that low. as for tomorrow, possibly try in the morning but we are looking at the building in of more showers as we go through the day and that will continue into tomorrow night. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast today's high is 58 degrees, clouds, spotty showers as you just saw. clouds with bits of rain tomorrow, especially later in the day and a high of 59. and then friday a few periods of rain off and on and a high of 60. couple of changes for the weekend. it is still going to be milder with a high of 68 on saturday
and a mix of clouds and sun but we now are reintroducing the idea of a spotty shower especially later in the day. and mother's day clouds, some sun, 68 degrees and again a spotty shower or a thunderstorm is possible so not totally dry this weekend but getting better. monday, tuesday look great. 70's and sunny. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the latest weather information on 6abc.com/weather. it's all there for you every day every minute. >> wherever you want it. >> right. >> all right, thank you david. happening today, mayor jim kenney will lead a tribute to philadelphia's fallen police officers and firefighters. the annual living flame memorial service acknowledges the sacrifices of those killed in duty. it will include family members of the city's fallen heroes. >> the fbi arrested a money had a admitted to contaminating food at several michigan grocery stores. the man spread a mixture of hand sanitizer water and rat
poison on produce in open food bars at three grocery snores an arbor over the last few weeks. the fbi is trying to determine if other stores have been targeted. there are no reports of anyone getting sick. >> a second grader in texas fooled school officials with a fake note but today she's not the only were unin trouble. he couldn't believe his seven-year-old daughter was able to use a note with no parent signature and miss spelled words to leave school on monday instead of staying in the after school program. the neighbor called him when rosa bella couldn't find a way inside her home. deju took his concerns to the after school program. staff showed him the fake note and one employee admitted yeah it does look suspicious. >> i understand maybe my daughter was in the wrong for writing this note in the first place but they're adults. >> school officials say they do take student safety seriously and they're reviewing procedures to ensure after school staff is properly trained in dismissal
>> ♪ >> that shot really says it all. as we look live right there it's wet, we've had problems. a an accident just cleared a second ago. this is the schuylkill expressway. the accident was involving a tractor-trailer and it was blocking the ramp from the schuylkill westbound to the vine eastbound but we're watch something traffic start to move through. things are looking better there. let's get a shot of the roads. it's wet out there and we've been seeing problems and don't forget we're going to have the left lane continue to be blocked in fairmount park until 6:30 this morning on kelly drive right near lemon hill so you want to watch for that construction until 6:30. also construction out here on the northeast extension. it's northbound approaching lehigh valley. they're out there blocking the right lane. outside live on i-95 let's check on this construction. we still see penndot with the arrow board. cones are set up and traffic slow in delaware county. i-95 northbound at the blue
route as you head towards the airport it's a slower go. we have that construction blocking the two right lanes and the off ramp from both directions here. but it's expected to be cleared in another 10 minutes or so matt. >> yet another story brand new on "action news." a pennsylvania couple is pushing for wrong way driving detection systems in the state. ah they say the systems could have helped prevent the crash that killed their son three years ago. rhode island has begun using the systems. they notify a driver who enter as an off ramp in the wrong direction with flashing signs and if the driver continues an alert is sent to authorities and highway message boards. penndot says federal highway safety money in pa would be better spender on other things such as improving the safety railroad crossings. >> time now to take a look at business. fiat-chrysler and google teaming up to double the number of google's self driving vehicle fleet.
google says it needs to test the tech in more vehicles and try more real world scenarios. wonder how long before we see a lot of those on the road. its major stock indices down yesterday. the dow fell 140 points and this morning futures are also pointing to a lower open. if you win powerball you won't have to worry about all these ups and downs in the stock market at least not as much. tonight's jackpot $348 million and they are expecting that the prize could increase depending on ticket sales. >> normally does when it gets real high. 4:53. we're following breaking news. detectives are investigating two police involved shootings in the city overnight. one of them was deadly. we will have live team coverage at 5:00 a.m. >> but next up a south jersey family makes a desperate plea to the people caught on surveillance video walk away with their family dog. >> ♪
>> a gloucester county woman is appealing to the public to help find her stolen dog. a man in a hoodie carrying the missing yorkie named bell l the dog's family says bella escaped from an unlocked gate. the group of adults picked her up in a shopping lot on the black horse pike. >> he's gentle with her. >> bella's family doesn't plan to press charges. they are offering a $100 reward for the dog's safe
return. >> new this morning, two florida teens have quite a fish tale and the video to prove it. 18-year-old while lee phalen and taylor mcgone were fishing when they spot add great white shark. one of the teens grabbed a go pro camera and stuck it in the water and took some pictures. they say the 16-foot shark circled the boat multiple times. the teens insist they weren't scared and plan to head out fishing again. >> yeah, right. it's 4:57. all new on "action news," controversial comments. abc's "shark tank" star and mogul barbara corcoran has interesting business advice for women. it's not sitting well with some. >> a discount airline says it discovered a way to convince passengers to love crying babies. "action news" continues.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. we're working on several breaking news stories on this wednesday may fourth. >> philadelphia police draw their weapons at two separate locations in the city. one person is dead, the other is wounded. we have live team coverage. >> another presidential hopeful leaves the stage. ted cruz bows out making donald trump the gop presumptive choice. we'll have the latest. >> a city with troubled water gets presidential attention. president obama is traveling to flint, michigan today. >> let's go on over to dave murphy. he's talking about a continuation of the rain and karen rogers is taking a look at your traffic. good morning. >> very similar this morning as to yesterday morning.