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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 everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday, may 18th and developing overnight. >> a trigger man unloads a barrage of bullets leaving a teen fighting for his life. that wasn't the only crime committed at this hours. >> firefighters pull a woman from a home in hunting park as flames rip through the inside. >> the battle continues for the dueling democrats. details on hillary clinton's razor thin victory in kentucky and more on the big bernie sanders win outer west. >> and we're looking to see if maybe we can get bill murray and andy mcdowell here to do ground hog's version of rain in the delaware valley. >> once again, yes, cloudy to start out this morning. it is cool once again. i've got the jacket in play and we also have some rain in the northern and western suburbs. i've got this zoomed in a little bit. you can see philadelphia down to the bottom. no rain in south jersey or delaware right now but up in
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hamburg berks county and just to the west of reading we have a couple of light showers. some of this stuff keeps trying to push over toward allentown and then kind of falls apart a little bit but it's damp around allentown and quakertown at times as well and we're going to be dealing with some off and on spotty showers through the morning hours hoping that some of that stuff out to the west either misses us to the north or starts to fall apart a bit and we taper off to mainly just cloudy skies later in the afternoon. your temperatures currently as you step outside the door, still chilly. 53 in philadelphia, 51 in allentown and really that's pretty much what everybody's dealing with this morning. winds are light but it's cool enough for a jacket. and as we go through the day, most of the day does look cloudy, again spotty showers possible at times most of those before lunchtime or up maybe up until the very early afternoon hours. 65 degrees by 1 o'clock and then by 3 o'clock probably cloudy but 67 and mainly dry and by 6 o'clock, 66 and late in the day if we're, you know, kind of have luck of the irish today we might see a little break in the clouds and perhaps some sunshine later
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on. right now in philadelphia cool enough for a coat, though, so keep that in mind. things get a lot better the next couple of days karen. i'll have details on that coming up. >> the weather may be on a repeat loop. let's not do that with traffic. we're looking live on the schuylkill at girard. you see 14 minute travel times between the blue route and the vine. yesterday evening they were about 90 minutes with that overturned tractor-trailer so we spent hours on the schuylkill yesterday. it's looking at leaves so far so good righleast so farso good. on vines westbound is reopened. crews will come back and shut the down in both directions at 11 o'clock until 5 o'clock in the morning. disabled vehicle. it's cleared. downed tree in bala cynwyd. branch blocking part of montgomery avenue at bala but they were able to remove that tree so things are looking up for you. let's can check out 422 see what it looks like here at 23. the overnight construction westbound has cleared that i showed you earlier. the crews were out and about right there. eastbound no delays just yet. still looking pretty good if
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you're coming down from spots town o -- pottstown or collegeville. >> a criminal combination of gunfire and arson in the wynnefield section of the city. police say a 19-year-old opened fire as another 19-year-old answered the door of a home on the 5600 block of lebanon avenue. 33 also say the gunman set fire to the front porch but they downflow if that happened before the shooting to lure the victim out or after to cover up the crime. the victim was shot several times and collapsed in the living room. he is currently in critical condition. witnesses say the gunman and victim know each other. we'll have more in a live report in the next half hour of "action news." a woman who was pulled from a burning ho em in philadelphia's hunting park section remains in critical condition. the blaze ripped through the structure on the 3600 block of north marvine street last night. the cell phone video shows fire crews trying to resuscitate the woman in her 20's. she was rushed to the hospital with smoke inhalation is that expected to survive. newly sworn in fire
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commissioner adam thiel calls the rescue a save that would not have happened without his team. >> this was a very fast aggressive outstanding firefighting effort. it does look like a number of the members from these companies will be recommended for heroism awards and rightly so. >> it is unclear if the home had a working smoke detector or how the fire started. >> it is 6:04 and going on to vote 2016 new this morning it looks like a split decision in two presidential primaries on the democrat side. bernie sanders has new energy this morning for his vow to keep fighting it out with hillary clinton. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in our satellite center. she's got more on how these two primaries broke down. good morning, katherineism good morning, tam. bernie sanders picked up a win in oregon and hillary clinton was able to eke out a victory in kentucky. sanders has vowed to stay in this race until the last ballot is cast. but he says wins in california and new jersey next month are crucial. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: from a roaring rally in carson, california,
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bernie sanders celebrated his win in oregon. he has pledged to remain in the race at least until the final primaries next month. vermont senator now has his sights set on california. >> i am getting to like the west coast. >> reporter: in kentucky it was a tight race for the democrats but officials there are calling hillary clinton the unofficial winner. now closing in on the delegates needed to clinch the nomination. the sanders campaign reportedly has no plans to request a recounter. clinton did not hold a public event last night but took to twitter to claim victory in kentucky. she wrote, "thanks to everyone who turned out. we're always stronger united. ." for the republicans as expected donald trump won oregon bringing him within fewer than 70 delegates he needs to formally claim the nomination. meanwhile the republican national committee and trump's campaign are teaming up announcing a joint fundraising deal allowing the trump campaign to raise funds the national party can spend on
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his campaign and other republican efforts. joint fundraising committees are a standard part of the presidential election process. this marks an official departure from trump saying he's self funding his campaign and if he chooses, this allows him to repay himself for the money he's already spent. so, back to the democrats. sanders won more delegates last night but hillary clinton maintains the overall lead. we are live from the satellite center, katherine scott channel6 "action news. matt. >> thank you, katherine. a substitute teacher in the lehigh valley is accused of having sex with a student in a cemetery. easton police say they discovered 49-year-old kelly aldinger engaged in the act with a 17-year-old boy earlier this month and when questioned, police say aldinger admitted that the relationship had been going on since the fall. the easton area school district has suspended aldinger indefinitely. >> happening today, there will be a chance for the public to chime in on the school district of philadelphia's
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proposed budget. william hite testified before city council yesterday. the district is not requesting additional funds from the city and state above its already proposed budget. dr. hite's plans include having a guidance counselor and nurse in every school next year. >> the white house is about to ensure more u.s. workers get overtime pay when they work overtime. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with our market watch report. hi, maribel. >> reporter: hi, matt. millions more workers will be eligible for overtime pay later this year. employees making an annual salary of less than $47,476 will automatically qualify for overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week. under the old rule you had to be making less than $23,660 a year to qualify. the new guidelines were announced by the white house yesterday and takes effect december. let's talk stocks. fierce of an interest rate hike as soon as june rattled fifty threes. right now futures pointing to a mixed open. investors will get more of a glimpse of what the fed is thinking when the minutes of
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the last meeting are released this afternoon. and fast food counter workers could become a thing of the past as self serve kiosks become more popular. wendy's is giving its franchisees the option to go with a kiosk as a way to offset labor costs. the kiosks not only save restaurants money on counter workers but also improves the accuracy of orders. matt and tam who will i be able to talk to about getting my hot fries. >> you do like to talk to people. we do, too. good question. >> look at the sneeze guard and you see a reflection of yourself and talk to yourself. >> right. >> storm tracker6 live double scan -- talk to myself sometimes anyway. i'm the most interesting person i know. there's not much going on out there across most of the region. in the northern and western suburbs a little rain around allentown and quakertown. if you're in the seeing it now you will shortly in all likelihood. every now and then it's a little steadier as you go farther back. about a half hour ago we showed you the rain by lebanon
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and to the west of hamburg and there were some yellows showing up but we talked about how it looked like it might fall apart a little bit and i don't see any more of that yellow so there's indication that this is beginning to deintensify a little bit. spotty showers for you northern and western folks this morning. some of us might see a little bit of this later this morning as well. we have cloudy skies over the bridge there by chester which is the commodore barry which for some reason i couldn't remember the name of for two seconds but anyway our camera down by the union energy stadium showing a lot of cloud cover even though it isn't raining in philadelphia or chester. 51 in allentown and trenton and wilmington. 50 on the nose in millville. these are very even numbers from north to south. beneath that even layer of cloud cover this morning. and definitely cool enough to throw on that jacket again this morning. what else is new the way may has been going? lots of clouds out there. some more rain out to the west and a lot of this looks like it's going to track to the north but at times there could be some off and on showers
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popping through the region this morning and then we're hoping that by the afternoon we're on the other side of that and what's left over is kind of falling apart. so, look for spotty showers through the morning hours. probably a little less of that during the afternoon the way things are looking. up in the lehigh valley mostly cloudy, a spotty shower with a high of 66 degrees. already a little damp in some areas up north. 60 down the shore, mostly cloudy, eventually a spotty shower is possible there as well. and obviously a little cooler next to the ocean water. in philadelphia we'll go for a high of 67 this afternoon with mainly cloudy skies. can't rule out a spotty shower at times during the morning. there could be some leftover stuff in the afternoon but we're hoping for general drying and late in the day there's even a chance of a little break of sunshine. can't guarantee that but it's not out of the question. for the phillies it's a day baseball game today. get away day for the marlins and the phillies trying to take the series. mostly cloudy, a spotty shower can't be ruled out but again with that game starting at 1 o'clock i think the better chance is in the morning and hopefully you're just dry. 65 for the first pitch, 67 in the ninth inning sitting there
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in the ballpark with light breezes today. you probably still will want a jacket or sweatshirt. 52 overnight, partly cloudy and cool but things do get better tomorrow and you'll see that now in the seven day. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast shows a high of 67 under mostly cloudy skies. some spotty showers around. and then tomorrow partly sunny and 74 degrees for the high. some models are suggesting maybe a little pop-up shower tomorrow. i think it's just going to be a flies day for you. then friday mostly sunny and nicer with a high of 76 degrees. not bad at night for the union, the phillies and anything else you want to do in the evening. then saturday things change. a high of just 65, more clouds and there is the chance of rain periods of it off and on at least through the day and probably kind of a dreary day on saturday. some models even have some steady rain at times. on sunday clouds and sun, 68. and again a pop-up shower possible in the morning and maybe a thunderstorm here or there in the afternoon but not as much of a dreary kind of washout day as saturday. >> does the sahara seem enticing at all to you people? >> no, it doesn't.
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you'll love friday. >> complaining about drought. >> no, that's right. >> 6:12. up next more stories you didn't see last night including the fire that may fuel more travel headaches in new york city this morning. >> picture an 18-wheeler speeding along with a robot at the wheel. some say self driving big rigs are the next big thing. karen. >> looking pretty good right here in chester county. kind of quiet hardly when anyone up on 202 at route 100. not the case everywhere though. we'll check i-95 coming up. >> and there has been a break through in the effort to find a vaccine for the zika virus. that's later on "action news."
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here out across philadelphia international airport. you can see how gray it is up in the sky. yet another day where we're talking about the possibility of some rain. it's 6:15 and 53 degrees out there. >> things are starting to back up, karen. >> they are starting to back up and we're looking live right here and this is a live look at i-95 and you can see how traffic's kind of building at this point live on i-95. you're watching for that building volume again at cottman and girard. so, watch for that one headed out right now. let's take you over to east whiteland township here in chester county. ramp from 29 to the turnpike will close again today so look for that from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock. july to use the ramp for
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valley forge or downingtown stemmed i want to go to the commute traffic report. we have an accident reported on 42 northbound in gloucester. that's near the outlets that they have there near washington township so watch for that. we've been scanning our cameras and not noticing too many problems but just look for that report of an accident on 42 northbound. storm tracker6 live double scan slowing that we're dry along the i-95 corridor. not the case in the northwest, in allentown you're getting wet here. in quakertown just starting to get wet along route 100 but pottstown you're still dry. reading those showers are moving in from the west. still dry in coatesville along the 30 bypass and near malvern so no problem just yet but some of those showers on the way to the northwest, matt. >> thank you, karen. new on "action news," a fire broke out beneath elevated tracks in new york city. and that could lead to delays during this morning's commute. more than 150 firefighters responded to the blaze in east harlem. the fire forced evacuations to buildings on both sides of the
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tracks and the governor says the fire was so hot they could actually hear rivets and bolts popping from the el. >> this morning students at a catholic school in iowa will be leaning on their faith as they deal with the death of a classmate killed in a bizarre accident. perry sagan was on a lam mock at her des moines home on saturday a brick pillar she and her sister attached the lam mock to collapsed on top of the 13-year-old killing her. des moines police do not suspect foul play and they think the collapsed column was not securely in the ground. >> 6:17. fast food funkiness. social media marvels at this mcdonald's golden girl who drops rhymes with the best of them. david. >> all right, guys we have an umbrella with the kids especially in the northern and western suburbs where it's a little damp. rest of you might not need it. jackets a good idea because we're in the 50's this morning and staying on the coolish side this afternoon. i'll have your day planner forecast next and we'll also check out can conditions at our big travel destinations. >> ♪ >> in today's tech bites for
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google there's noplace like home. >> it's expected to announce today its much anticipated entry into voice activated devices for the home similar to the amazon echo. >> google's annual io conference starts today. also watch out for the announcement about virtual reality. 18 wheelers could be coming to a road near you. >> new startup called auto is working on the product which quips existing vehicles with sensors and cameras. no word yet however on when the first driverless tractor-trailers could hit the roads and back to google they want to give you an up close look at some of the world's most famous painterrings. >> the company is dispatching cameras around the world to capture ultra high resolution image. the project coincides with international museum day which by the way is today. >> we should celebrate. >> happy international museum day, everybody. those are your tech bites. >> have a great day.
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>> put your hands together and clap. (applause). >> yeah. this grandmother in wayne county new york is seeing her popularity on facebook skyrocket. 72-year-old elaine o'connor is a worker. she works six days a week. she may have a second career as a rap artist. >> wow. >> put your hands together and she looks so great, too. >> yes, she he does. >> let's take a look outside right now and check on delaware county. this is i-95 at 322. if you're about head on 95 no problems between the state line and the airport. you're looking good today. we have some construction going on in new castle county, though. centreville road will close near barley mill road 9:00 until 3:00 today through friday. stick to kennett pike instead. >> focusing on the northern and western suburbs on radar because it's up around allentown and red where did you go we have light sprinkles and showers coming through.
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steadier instead of to the west appears to keep falling apart and deintensifying as it pushes towards the east. we'll go with the idea of light sprinkles and light spotty showers north and west to start out. the rest of us could see that later this morning. 53 degrees by 7 o'clock. 9 o'clock, 59. 64 by noon. lots of clouds, some spotty showers possible in through here. chances are pretty good that we get drier in the afternoon with a high of 67 degrees. and by 5 o'clock, we might even see some breaks in the clouds. i promised to show you airport conditions so let's go ahead and do that. we're hoping for all green aircraft which means no major delays. that's were we've got from north to south. also looking at a lack of rain in any of our big travel destinations for now, tam. >> thank you david. new on "action news" scientists claim an important milestone in the fight against the zika virus. researchers at the university of texas say they have successfully cloned zika. this will allow scientists to study the virus as well as help in developing a vaccine against it. the virus has been linked to a birth defect. health experts say the upcoming summer olympics in
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rio could further spread the disease. >> the phillies wrap up their series with the marlins today. pitcher jeremy hellickson will get the start. it was a short dominant pitcher performance by vincent velasquez last night. he gave up just three hits in five shutout innings plus tom knee metommy joseph hit his firt major league home run. >> develop developing now police show up to a fire and shooting scene all at the same house. >> annie mccormick is live in wynnefield to explain what happened. annie. >> reporter: that's right, police are still holding the scene out here of an overnight arson and shooting in the wynnefield section of the city. we'll have details coming up in a live report. >> ♪
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>> brand new herely congregants at a long island church. the sign in front of the joshua baptist church read to whoever stole our oil tank, you are going to hell. the chump is unable to use their heating system ever since the thief snatched what was a brand new oil tan. the sign has since been changed because someone complained about it. a virginia woman's obituary getting passed around on social media because it mentions ultimate indecision about choosing between presidential hopefuls donald trump and hillary clinton. it says marianne nolan opted to pass into the eternal love of god instead of voting for the next president. the 68-year-old died last week after long battle with lung cancer. her husband says the obit
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wasn't a parting shot at either candidate just a way for mary ann's children to carry on her sense of humor. >> new on "action news" a large pink diamond fetched a record price at sotheby's auction. 15.3 karat gem sold for $31.6 million in geneva yesterday. it is gorge. the pair shaped stone is called the unique pink. sotheby's says it hasn't been able to reveal the buyer. that person made the purchase over the phone. >> dikembe mutombo insists he's not a fortune teller. >> a scare from wildlife that he never expected to see at lowes.
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>> ♪ >> developing now on "action news" a gunman ambushes a teen at his front door setting a fire on the front porch as well. >> bill cosby faces a new lawsuit and another notable name is included in the claim. >> the losing hopefully may be coming to the end. sixers win the first pick in the nba draft setting up what could be a big rebuilding year for the team. >> 6:30 on this wednesday may 18. good morning everyone. we thought we would switch things tup and tell you how there's rain coming in. >> yeah why not. >> very unique these days. >> cloudy and cool. there's rain falling but you have to go farther to the north and west to find it. take a look at storm tracker6 double scan places like red hing and allentown light raindrops. heavier stuff in gettysburg that has diminished in intensity as it heads towards the east. we'll go with spotty sprinkles and showers for the morning starting out in the northern and western suburbs. wider view shows cloud cover back to pittsburgh and beyond and yeah there's a lot of rain out there but most of that looks like it will miss us to
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the north. by the time we led into the afternoon we're hoping for some general drying. most of our spotty showers in the morning and maybe early afternoon. 54 degrees is the current temperature in philadelphia so it's cool enough for a jacket and of course in places like reading and perhaps allentown you might want an umbrella as well. and as we go through the day eight stays odayit stays on thee side. a high of 67 around 3 o'clock with cloud cover and spotty showers mainly in the 9:00 to 1:00 period. by 6 o'clock we might get some breaks of late day sunshine. i can't promise that but it's not out of the question. it does look like things get a lot better tomorrow and friday. karen i'll have that detail coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast. going to be nice talking about that. >> all right day. showers and rain out to the northwest. not here on the schuylkill expressway at the conshohocken curve but eastbound here we do have reports of an accident up ahead so watch for a jam eastbound on the schuylkill expressway from the blue route to the curve. and noticing slow traffic here on i-95. a 21 minute ride from
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woodhaven to the vine looking live here approaching cottman starting to jam up past academy to cottman and allegheny to girard on i-95. we have a new accident on the shoulder here in bucks county. it's right on old mill road at okay ford valley road. we've got police on the scene with that accident as well. outside live on 422, we see he that eastbound traffic as you head towards king of prussia. starting to get heavy from the saint gabe's curve to 23. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you karen. developing now, philadelphia police are still sorting out the details of an arson an shooting that seriously injured a teenager. annie mccormick is lie on the scene in wynnefield. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. police have been out here all night holding this scene and as you can see behind me the crime scene unit and some detectives have just arrived out here. now, one of the gun shots that hit that young teenager it actually hit him below the heart. he's in critical condition. we're told that he was in surgery at penn presbyterian hospital this morning. well, take a look at this
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video. investigator say they're dealing with both an arson and shooting and right now they're still trying to figure out which one happened first, if the fire set on a chair on the front porch was used to lure the shooting victim out of the house or if it was method to semeant toset the house or firer up the shooting. the shooter came to couldn't fronts the victim over an incident involving his family member. >> the victim and another resident of the property forced the front door shut on the shooter. the shooter then fired three shots, all three shots went through the front door and after going through the door all three shots struck the victim in the chest and torso. >> reporter: and back out here live like we said the crime scene unit has just arrived here. you can also see the burned up mangled chair that we're told was set on fire on the porch is now on the front of the sidewalk.
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the fire marshal says they did find a glass bottle with an accelerant here at the scene. there are also several people inside at the time of the shooting but we're told none of them were injured. reporting live from wynnefield annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you annie. a camden shooting victim in the hospital this morning. the victim's sandals and cell phone were still in the middle of the road when police got to the scene around 2:00 a.m. the man was shot on pierce of a near 36th street. the search for a suspect goes on. >> a former model who claims bill cosby sexually assaulted her at the playboy mansion in 2008 is now suing the comedian and playboy founder hugh hefner. chloe goins claimed cosby spiked her drink at a party and then assaulted her. prosecutors decided to not file a criminal case because they couldn't corroborate her account and the statute of limitations had expired. she is suing cosby for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. goins also claims hefner enabled cosby's behavior. hefner and cosby he have not
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responded to the lawsuit. and happening today, a former wrestling star returns to a lehigh valley courtroom for day two of a competency hearing. jimmy super fly snuka who turns 73 today is charged in the 1983 beth of his girlfriend nancy argentina in a hotel room nearly a town. he's pleaded not guilty. the defense claims fluke today is mentally unfit to stand trial partly because of the head trauma he suffered over a long career in the ring. the prosecution expert is scheduled to testify today. >> national transportation safety board issued its official report on last year's amtrak crash in philadelphia. it also released new guidelines for handling mass casualty situations in our city. eight people were killed and more than 200 were fluter the derailment of amtrak 188. the ntsb found the lack of coordination by emergency responders throwed some hospitals being overutilized others under utilized. it recommends the agencies develop a plan and practice it including a full scale drill every three years.
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>> we can always work to improve upon your training and your responses and so that's not an indictment of what they did by any stretch of the imagination. we couldn't be more proud of them. >> the ntsb pind the primary blame for the crash on engineer brandon bostian saying that he had been distracted by his radio and put secondary blame on the lack of a positive train control system that would have slowed down the train. that technology has now been installed on the philadelphia tracks. >> and happening today atlantic city's city council is expected to vote on whether or not to allow booze on the boardwalk. anyone over 21 would be able to walk around with an open container purchased from a business on the boardwalk. if the law passes the city will hold a trial period over the summer. the ordinance is meant to encourage foot traffic and shopping in the cash strapped city. >> 6:36. the sixers have the first overall pick in the nba draft and so they have a big decision to make. whom will they take at number one on june 23rd? the top two
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prospects are lsu's ben simmons and brandon ingram from duke. after last night's draft lottery sixers coach brett brown thanked the fans for sticking with the team. >> the city has been amazing allowing us to go through the process that we have. we've taken hits for three seasons. we're excited with the position they are we are now in. >> social media had a field day with dick chem ma dikembe's. he posted a tweet before the lottery took placement a sixers employee asked him to prepare the message just in case and mutombo sent it out early by mistake of course. he quickly took down the tweet and apologized. >> he does have the victory of ultimately having been right. >> that's right. >> before being right. >> that's right. >> all right. so, we hope they make a good pick and next year is better than the laughter couple see. we'll see. >> has to be. >> wouldn't take much. storm tracker shows you dry
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conditions across moisture of the region as we go into the northern and western suburbs though we have some light rain off and on sprinkles and showers extending from areas close to easton, pennsylvania, all the way down through bethlehem and allentown and quakertown and then back through reading and there's some steadier stuff highlighted in yellow out by york west of lancaster but that steadier stuff has had a tendency to kind of fall apart and deintensify a little bit as it heads east. bottom line is you've got some showers early this morning in the northern and western suburbs and we'll be in and out of spotty off and on showers straight through the rest of the region as we move through the morning. as we take a look outside even where it isn't raining it's cloudy and you see that over center city philadelphia right now on sky6. and the temperatures are still on the cool side. we have bumped up to 54 degrees in philadelphia. a lot of suburbs in the low 50. winds out of the north at seven so not too breezy but cool enough for jackets once again this morning as you take a look at the wide view cloud cover from here all the way back into ohio and there is an awful lot of rain out to the west but most of this looks like it will probably track
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north of us and a lot of it kind of falls apart as it heads east and becomes a little less intense than it looks back here. we're looking for at least a damp morning with spotty showers back and forth through mid day. hopefully in the afternoon we start to see this deintensify and we dry out a little bit. a cool afternoon stuck in the 60's. by 10 o'clock 62. by noon 64. your high today is 67 degrees at about 3 o'clock. again, clouds hanging tough. some spotty showers around through the first part of the day. hopefully diminishing a bit later in the afternoon and if we're real lucky we might see the return of some sunny breaks late today say 5 o'clock or 6 o'clock. can't promise that but it's not out of the question if things work out just right. 66 degrees in allentown today, 66 is your high in trenton. 66 in wilmington. 64 in millville and a little cooler down the shore, mostly cloudy and everybody in for a potential shower at times. day baseball in philadelphia with the marlins and phillies. mostly cloudy for that 1 o'clock game. hopefully dry. 65 degrees for the first pitch. 67 in the ninth inning.
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we can't rule out a spotty shower during the game so perhaps you check out the noon newscast before you head down there or get that storm tracker6 app working to see if there are indeed any showers on the way to the ballpark. then starting tomorrow things get better. sun giving way to some clouds tomorrow but a high of 74 degrees and just a slight chance of a little pop-up shower so that high pressure really starting to do a number on us and improving things around here and it gets even better beneath that high on friday. your exclusive accuweather 7-day mostly cloudy today, 67 degrees, some off and on showers through the morning and maybe into the part of the afternoon. then partly sunny and milder tomorrow with a high of 74 and lots of sun on friday with a high all the way up to texas 76 degrees. great afternoon for anything you want to do out and about across the area on friday night. then saturday the clouds build back in and pretty quickly in the morning we expect the arrival of some rain. that continues off and on through the day. some models have it kind of light just kind of cloudy and dreary during the. others have some periods of steadier rain. we'll see. then clouds and sun on sunday,
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68 with a spotty shower possible in the morning and maybe a pop-up thunderstorm late and that's like what else is new? it looks worse on saturday than sunday though. >> it's a good weekend to go to the movies is what you're telling me. >> yeah, why not. >> all right. it is what it is. it is 6:41. roadside rescue. state police rush to save man pinned under an suv. >> a venomous creature cozy center city up in a garden center sees a shopper and then goes on the attack. karen. >> maybe a little building volume southbound on the boulevard at broad street. no delay. looking pretty good. you're actually dry and pretty clear. we'll take you into new jersey and check out 42 coming up. >> and a burger king in a certain part of the world wants to make you sweat and not because of the hot sauce they're putting on the burgers. that's later on "action news." >> ♪
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♪ this afternoon, refresh yourself on the outside and inside
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with a medium sweet tea, sweet tea lemonade, or original iced tea from dunkin'. sip one for 99 cents from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. america runs on dunkin'. >> ♪ >> 6:44. cloudy conditions just about everywhere as we wake up on this wednesday morning. it's 54 degrees on city avenue. >> let's head on over to karen rogers. it's about that time of the morning where things get really busy. how does it look. >> not too bad. so far we don't have any major accidents or road closures like we did yesterday morning. yesterday afternoon. we're looking live in new jersey. this is 42. that's your northbound traffic right now coming up from deptford or turnersville. maybe starting to get a little slow from 55 to 295 but nothing terrible just yet. we're dry through most of the region. the showers we have been talking about out to the northwest. this is chester county getting busy on the 30 bypass eastbound at 322 as you head towards exton. so some building volume. not a major delay but more
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people up and about on the roads. we do have an accident here in morrisville in bucks county right on old mill road at oxford valley road. police on the scene. we expect they'll be able to clear this up pretty soon but watch for that one right now. let's show was it looks like on storm tracker6 live double scan. here's the i-95 corridor and we can see we're dry. those showers out to the northwest and we have been watching them push eastward here. now we're wet in allentown, wet in quakertown, last time i showed you this route 100 near pottstown was still dry and we can see he that rain inching in on you at this point. 422 getting wet. now we were watching it approach reading. it's already past reading at this point. honey brook starting to get damp, coatesville still dry at this point. some of your roads wet to the northwest, matt. >> thank you karen. newly released dashcam video shows a dramatic rescue in alaska. an suv flipped on its side on sunday and the driver was not wearing a seat belt was thrown out of the vehicle but his arm remain trapped underneath the burning vehicle. you see an anchorage police
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officer joining four others on the street to push the suv just enough up to free the screaming driver. he walked away just as firefighters arrived to put out the fire. the u.s. senate has confirmed the first openly gay leader of a u.s. military branch. eric fanning will serve as army secretary. the vote had been held up by republican senator pat roberts since september. he dropped his opposition in exchange for assurances that guantanamo bay prisoners would not be transferred to facilities in the u.s. fanning has served as an adviser to the army secretary in the past and worked on defense secretary ash carter's transition team. >> a man set out to buy flowers for his wife but instead ended up in the fangs of a poisonous snake a north carolina man was buying flowers for his wife at lowes when a copper head bit him. employees ended up killing the snake with a shovel. the man was rushed to the hospital and injected with antivenom but the bite still caused massive swelling and pain. doctors say it's going to hurt for awhile but he'll be okay.
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a spokesperson for the store says they're still trying to figure out how that snake made it onto the property. >> 6:47. and a live preview of good morning america is next. plus a new hot spot leaving burger king customers just as flaming as the burgers.
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>> ♪ >> time now for a preview of "gma." >> rob marciano has the rundown in his possession and is going to share it with us am hey, rob. >> reporter: there it is. good morning, matt. hi, tam. great to be with you this morning. we have lots going on. coming up on "gma" donald trump's sitdown interview with megyn kelly going head to head for the first time since that explosive moment at the gop debate. trump attacking now both hillary clinton and bill clinton. we'll have the latest on that. a major fire impacting one of the busiest train lines in the country. tractor-trailer catching fire under the metro north train. the tracks right here in new york city. thousands of commuters stranded. we are live on the scene with the latest on that scary video there. also coldplay joins us live this morning performing right here in times square. you've heard them warming up doing a sound check. they're geared up ready to go. lots going on matt and tam here on "gma." hope to see you here in just
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about 10 minutes. >> got a lot of yellow in the studio so i'm sure they'll be quite at home. thanks rob. >> an accident just coming in to us on the ben franklin bridge. i want to take you there live right now as we look. this is westbound. look at the traffic how quickly we're jamming up here. police are there cleaning up from the earlier accident. you can see police are there. we've got another crew there on the scene blocking the two right lanes now. so westbound jams from the upside to the downside. looking slow there on the ben franklin bridge westbound. and in south philadelphia here let's check out i-95 at broad street. moving fine right now. it will be busy later today with the phils playing at 1:05. might want to take those sports express trains dave at 11:08 and 12:58. >> light showers dropping south of allentown and pushing down toward northern bucks and montgomery county. real light stuff here but enough to make the roads slightly damp. steadier rain to the west falling apart and diminishing as it heads east. we're going with the idea of spotty off and on showers through the morning and most are probably light.
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nonetheless if you are out in the north and west right now you might wander an umbrella on the kids on the way out the door. this afternoon jacket probably still not a bad idea. here's where those numbers are going. 59 degrees by 9 o'clock. 63 by 11 o'clock. if you're out running errands you might want to wait until the afternoon when it's milder. 66 degrees by 2 o'clock and your high at a is going to be 67. we'll hit that at 3:00 and probably still sight on that at 4 o'clock. fairly cloudy today spotty showers through the morning. hone for some drying later in the afternoon and maybe even a peek of late day sunshine. matt. >> thank you david. golfer jordan spieth did something pretty amazing. spieth put a marshmallow on top of his ball teed off tracked it in the air and caught it in his mouth as he fell on his back. the 22-year-old is in his hometown of dallas for the at&t byron nelson tournament. spieth has relatives in bethlehem where they make peeps. which are marsh mal lows. >> a burger king in finland offering customers an opportunity to eat a whopper
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in the zaun inform the fast food restaurant has a locker room with showers an lounge. this is all at a burger king. customers can get their food delivered while they're in that sauna relaxing. this may sound strange to you but in finland saunas are a big part of the culture. in fact there's one sauna for every three people in the country. >> ♪
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>> top stories at 6:56. police say a 19-year-old opened fire as another 19-year-old answered the door of a home in wynnefield. they also say the gunman set fire to the front porch. the victim is in critical can condition. counties until atlantic city expected to vote today on whether or not to allow open containers of alcoholic beverage on the boardwalk. anyone over 21 would be able to walk around with one as long as it was purchased from a business on the boardwalk. >> really jammed on the ben franklin bridge. we're looking live westbound and we're just now seeing that they've reopened the lanes from that accident and debris was blocking the two right lanes and that's why you're extra slow. already jammed now past the tolls to the downside. doesn't take much to jam up the ben. 422 looking okay dave. >> dry in philadelphia but storm tracker6 live double scan showing us that we have those sprinkles can and showers that are beginning to drop down out of the northern and western suburbs. most of these are light. we'll go for spotty showers off and on through the morning hours. hoping for drying during the afternoon and then maybe some
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late day peeks of sunshine. can't promise that but it would be nice. today's high is 67 degrees. >> can can't promise that. >> i can't because the system is a slow mover tam but we'll see. >> we will see. >> not like dikembe mutombo. >> for karen rogers matt o'donnell -- maybe we should tweet it out before everything. and for dave murphy i'm tamala edwards.
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good morning, america. nearly a foot of rain drowns the south overnight. multiple rescues as cars are overtaken by water and tornadoes touch down. now warnings more severe weather is on the way for millions. donald trump goes head-to-head with megyn kelly calling a truce on their twitter war. >> bimbo? >> well, that was a retweet. yeah. did i say that? >> many times. >> ooh. okay. excuse me. >> as he launches a new attack on hillary clinton, the democratic front-runner fighting back and trying to stop bernie sanders as he raquets up another win overnight. >> oh. a massive blast in new york sparks a travel nightmare. a fireball below the train track, smoke swamps the cars above. thousands of commuters stranded right now. new bombshell revelations


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