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working through west chester right now and chadds ford. there's one lightning streit north of route three, ooh another through oxford. they're sinking down to the southwest. that one over oxford will be pushing out of our viewing area into maryland. there's another cell moving through northern berks county and this has lots of heavy downpours associated with it. mount pleasant wycombe missing is, robesonia in the path of has to storms. we'll have more on the way tomorrow as well. so, this is part of the reason why it's warm out there starting to add some instability. 76 degrees in philadelphia the high so far, normal high for this time of the year. allentown made it up to 80. wilmington 73 degrees. so, with that that low pressure spinning over us we'll see more scattered showers and thunderstorms. the next 36 hours, most of them will not be severe but we could have some wind gusts, some pea sized hail and
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locally heavy downpours as well as lightning. once the storms move out, i'm tracking summer-like warmth on the way. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather seven-day forecast. back to you guys. >> cecily thanks very much. we have breaking news right now in cherry hill. chopper6 now live over the scene of an accident involving a car and a pedestrian. this happened about a half an hour ago. we are told that the victim in this crash is a teenager and has sustained what are described as serious injuries. that person has been taken to cooper hospital where they are under going treatment. there's no indication right now that this was a hit and run accident but as you can see there is one car there on the scene and several police officers investigating. again, an accident involving a pedestrian and a car in cherry hill. this between morris drive and evesham road, that area closed down right now. we'll bring you the very latest on this breaking news in cherry hill just as soon as we get it. we are also following a tragic story in south jersey right now where a community is mourning the death of a teenager. >> his name is antawn timbers,
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jr. and he was just 17 years old. his family says he had plans to serve in the military but his life was tragically cut short when he was hit by a car. and police say the man who killed him was driving under the influence. >> "action news" reporter vernon odom live in burlington where the victim's family remembered him and his classmates paid tribute to his memory. vern. >> reporter: good evening, brian and sharrie, the close knit little town here has come even closer together in shock grieving deeply as a result of this tragedy. accused drunk driver remains free at least for the time being. >> all we can do is grieve and go through this process and hope every day gets better. >> reporter: the entire family of antawn timbers jr. gathered at city hall to show off their collective grief. antawn a tenth grader at the local high school was killed just after midnight sunday morning along route 130 as he walked with a friend just off the roadway when a motorist police say hit him.
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>> antawn along with his buddy was on the -- off the road way in the area of the wawa where he was struck by the vehicle. the vehicle did leave the roadway striking mr. timbers at which point that vehicle came to a rest in the area of the good friend liquors at route 130 and federal street. >> reporter: arrested at the scene and charged with drunk and reckless driving 22-year-old ricardo patterson of willingboro. in new jersey those charges mean own that traffic summonses are issued. patterson is out of jail tonight. police say new jersey law dictates the case be turned over to the county prosecutor for further investigation. that includes a two week to two month wait on toxicology results that must be done before any criminal charges can be filed. this tiny town of less than 10,000 is devastated. counselors were cents to the high school. >> he was a fine young man with a bright future. we care deeply for antawn and we -- we grieve his loss. >> reporter: antawn jr. was active in the school's rotc program and was planning a
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career in the military. >> every kid goes through that teenage years and they're kind of back and forth not knowing what they really want to do in life and once they get a positive direction, they just go forward with it and he was just at that point. >> reporter: funeral services are still pending. the mayor tells me there are measures pending before the state general assembly to tighten down on the garden state's drunk driving laws. live in burlington city, new jersey, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news. >> alall right, vernon thank i was. big news out of baltimore today. one of the six police officers charged in the arrest of freddie gray has been found not guilty. officer edward nero walked out of a courtroom a free man today. the 30-year-old officer was acquitted on all four counts including second degree intentional assault in gray's death last april. here's how it played out in the courtroom today. prosecutors had argued that nero arrested gray without probable cause and that he was
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negligent when he didn't buckle him into a seat belt. gray was handcuffed and shackled but never buckled down. his neck was broken in the back of that police van. he died a week later. but nero's attorneys argued that he didn't arrest gray in the first place and that the responsibility of buckling him in falls on the driver of that police van. the judge agreed and that ignited protests outside the courtroom. >> freddie gray did not kill himself. he did not kill himself. yet and though he's dead. somebody needs to be held accountable. >> officer nero is the second of six officers to stand trial in this case. this is the first verdict. officer william porter's trial ended in a hung jury. his new trial starts in june. the other four officers all await their days in court and they have all pleaded not guilty. sharrie. >> all right, more to come out of that alicia. meantime sinkholes are threatening several homes in a part of northampton county. the problem has forced some
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people out of their homes for months. and they say local leaders are not doing enough to help. lehigh valley correspondent walter perez is working the story. he's live with the story from palmer township. walter. >> reporter: hey, sharrie. several homeowners are suing township over the water main at the center of this issue. the courts will have to decide if the broken main created sinkhole or if a preexisting sinkhole caused that main to burst. two homes have been damaged, two others have been condemned. >> it's a major concern. our property values have tanked. >> reporter: debbie westerner admits her property values is one of her worries. back in january a massive sinkhole opened up in the road in the wake of ad water main break on brentwood a some of the heavy equipment that brought in was devoured by the gaping hole. four o months have gone by and crews are still trying repair the damage to the warner family home. >> my husband said open the back door to the garage. we could not open the door at
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all. the house shifted. garage door cracked and shifted and moved away from my foundation inch the warners got off relatively easy. the two homes next door have been condemned because the land beneath them has been deemed unstable we spoke with people across this community who say they fully understand the ripple effect this is having on them. mike halderman lives across the street. >> now if i go to try to sell my house, you know, like who is going to want to spend the price for the house? they're going to say well you got a sinkhole. >> reporter: as a result several neighbors have come together to file a lawsuit against the township claiming the municipal water main break is to blame. we reached out to palmer township officials who told us they have no comment since this issue is the subject of a lawsuit. meanwhile debbie warner who says her homeowners insurance only covers part of the repair cost is stressed out. >> it's nerve wracking. it's just -- i can't take much more it i can tell you that. >> reporter: making matters
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even worst family that owns one of those condemned houses the house you see behind me right there they have four children, two by birth, one adopted, one foster child, three have special needs and they just bought that house last summer. and the other condemned house has no sinkhole insurance. we'll have much more on this story coming up on "action news" starting a the 6:00. reporting live from palmer township, walter perez channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, quite a mess there walter. thank you. dozens of doctors and nurses are throwing their support behind philadelphia's proposed tax on sugary drinks. they gathered at the health clinic in center city today to speak in favor of mayor kenney's plan. it calls for a three-cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. these doctors believe the price increase owe would curb high sugar consumption which is blamed in part for a diabetes epidemic. >> philadelphians are suffering from this epidemic even more than people in the nation as a whole. here in philadelphia 15 percent of adults have
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physician diagnosed diabetes. >> now while the tax has the support of the medical community many small businesses and union members have argued against it. they fear it will hurt sales and cost jobs. >> starting today, you can book a time to get a unique look inside the new mormon tell me neltemple in philadelph. the temple is accepting reservations for tours. it is the first mormon temple in pennsylvania. it's at 17th and vine in spring garden. it will be dedicated on september 18th and after that, only members of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints will be allowed inside. we've posted a link to the tour schedule on our web site, >> of course you can see it from the vine street expressway. it's really a beautiful building from the outside. >> it is. very unique. >> it is time for first check of your "action news" traffic report. >> on this monday. let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi, matt. >> i'm sure we've all had an opportunity to sit in traffic on the vine street expressway
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and look at the building because traffic there is so often jammed. it is this afternoon. we're also starting to see some raindrops out there along 422. you see them on the camera lens. the road a little bit wet and it's now a little bit slow as you come westbound on 422 away from 202 on out toward oaks. when things get slippery sometimes we have accidents especially on-ramps and there's one of those this afternoon in chester county on the ramp from reeceville road to the eastbound side of the 30 bypass we were seeing some slow speeds there and main lanes headed eastbound but right now they don't look too bad at 55 miles per hour but you see had heavy rain coming through the malvern area with speeds on 202 dropping, just 19 miles per hour at the moment. another ramp accident on the ramp from the turnpike westbound to fort washington. traffic can squeeze by. slowing just beginning on the eastbound side turnpike. in cherry hill we told you about the awful accident that's closing down springdale road near evesham road. cropwell road an alternate around that. one more in new castle on 141
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northbound at 13. luckily traffic is moving better at the delaware memorial bridge than it was this morning. let's do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. hope you enjoyed your weekend. vehicle stopped on the road in mount airy along lincoln drive close to mount pleasant avenue. if you're headd that way towards chest null hill this afternoon watch out for it. we'll check it again brian and sharrie coming up in the next half hour. >> very good matt. thank you. still ahead here on a monday afternoon president obama ends a decades old policy on vietnam. why he did it and wait means for america moving forward. >> the latest on the crash of egyptair flight 804. more evidence about what happened to the plane. >> and an attack on the street right in front of a popular philadelphia cheesesteak shop. now police want your help to find the people responsible. >> ♪
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in hanoi. standing alongside the vietnam's president he spoke of a desire to bolster the communist country's government and leave behind the troubled history between the former war enemies. >> also under scores the commitment of the united states to a fully normalized relationship with vietnam including strong defense ties with vietnam and this region for the long term. >> the president also revealed today that vietnam will now be open to peace corps volunteers and although the two nations still have differences over human rights he praised vietnam for making modest improvement. >> it is now day five in the search for clues in the still mysterious crash of egyptair flight 804 as crews uncover more debris and wreckage the big question remains what brought down that airliner carrying 66 people. egypt has now sent submarines 10,000 feet below sea level in the hopes of finding the black boxes and the plane's fuselage. today that country's president
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says mounting evidence is pointing to a sudden and dramatic catastrophe. the aircraft simply disappeared from radar last week from a flight from paris to cairo. investigators say moments before that happened alarming messages started coming in from the plane's data transmission system. one read smoke lavatory then aveion 56 smoke indicating a possible fire. right under the cockpit. >> one thing we don't know if there was smoke and fire is how it got started so it is still possible that this could be some sort of a terrorist act. >> the hope is that the black boxes can answer that question. the search area is massive spanning about 5,000 square miles. but efforts continue as today those 66 victims were remembered. sharrie. >> okay, alicia. the roads will be more crowded this holiday weekend than they've been in more than a decade. that's according to a new report by aaa which says more than 38 million people are
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expected to drive somewhere for memorial day. that would be the highest number since 2005 and the second largest total ever. aaa says low gas prices are the biggest reason people are getting in their cars. gas is almost 50 cents per gallon lower than it was this time last year. now here's a look at today's closing numbers. not a lot of movement on wall street today but the movement was downward across-the-board. the dow down eight points nasdaq down nearly four and the s & p 500 down four and nearly a quarter. >> we would love to have you join us tomorrow for a special event to help in the fight against pediatric cancer. we're teaming up with children's hospital's daisy days clarity for donation drive to raise money for pediatric cancer research and the care of young cancer patients. volunteers and some very special guests will be here manning our phone lines at the 6abc studios as well as members of the "action news" team. we'll be taking your donations and your phone calls from 4 o'clock until 6:30 tomorrow evening. >> should be a great effort and i definitely will be on
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the phones tomorrow. >> that's that makes two of us. >> time for another check of accuweather forecast. >> let's send thing over to cecily tynan tracking those sporadic storms. >> that's right, brian and sharrie. we have some scattered pop-up showers and thunderstorms. most of the activity is west of philadelphia. i think that will be shifting east tomorrow as that low pressure move to the east but zooming in you can see that we do have one heavy downpour right now right over route one just to the west of chadds ford, west chester and malvern. we also have some generally light rain crossing 202 and thatthen as we head farther acrs chester county this intense cell has moved out of oxford. this view alone the past 15 minutes we've had 24 lightning strikes. this activity is moving into maryland. there's one other cell across berks county that i've been tracking. only one lightning strike to the west of reading right now, it's moved through leesport it will continue to push down to the southeast crossing 422 and it will bring some rain
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womelss dorf. we started the day with sunshine. with the storms some of them packing a bit of a punch. wendy feat tweeted this to brian this afternoon and these are from storms earlier blue bell. you can see we have small pea sized hail. any storm can have heavy downpours lightning and even some small hail. temperatures right now cooling off thanks to the clouds and the showers. philadelphia 74 degrees. down if from our high of 79. allentown 75. allentown hit 80 earlier today. wilmington 73. and millville 70 and there is some real warmth on the way. once we get rid of this uner level low. satellite6 along with action radar showing the center of low pressure right now is just off the coast of virginia. it's cut off from the jet stream so there's nothing to move it along so it's just meandering there and this is what's bringing us some unsettled weather. so, tonight some scattered showers and thunderstorms. otherwise partly cloudy skies. not all that cool. philadelphia 58. allentown 54.
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wilmington 55. and cape may 54. association future tracker showing once we lose the heating of the day and the the sun sets, by 11 o'clock, a little bit of scattered shower activity, really nothing all that intense and then tomorrow as that low pressure shifts to the east, the focus of activity will do so as well. showers possible along the coast by 7:30 in the morning and then in the afternoon some scattered showers and thunderstorms, again mainly east of philadelphia tomorrow afternoon and then that low pressure moves out of here by wednesday and what moves in summer-like warmth. talking about temps in the mid 80's on wednesday. could be even warmer by the end of week heading towards the holiday weekend. so, the four day at 4:00 showing tomorrow we'll have some scattered showers and thunderstorms again in the afternoon, mainly east otherwise clouds mixing with sun, a high of 79 degrees again. look at wednesday. sunny and warm but low humidity. wednesday the pick of the week, 86 degrees. great weather for me to head to the zoo for my zoo weather. thursday it gets more humid,
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87 degrees, a possibility of a shower or thunderstorm and friday very warm and humid, 88 degrees. you add that humidity it will feel -- your feel-like temperatures are in the mid 90's. some pop-up thunderstorms and i'll talk about the summer warmth for the rest of the holiday weekend coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. we were complaining it's too cold. we're going to be complaining it's too hot. >> no complaints. >> i won't complain. sells thank. at 4:30 there's been a series of rob
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>> then the next day app third victim was attacked for his cell phone in the 5000 block of north third street at 6:50 p.m. the victim was on the way home from school when he was surrounded by as many as 15 juveniles. they punchd him in the face grabbed his iphone out of his pocket and ran off. a a few hours later on west olney the victim was on the way home from school when he was punched in the face. a suspect grabbed his samsung phone and fled. more young men joined in.
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one threw a rock at his face. others knocked him to the ground and started kicking him. the next day on north third the victim was approached by attackers who punched him in the face and took off with his phone. >> the dynamic that's driving the robberies is everybody's walking around with 500-dollar phones. >> reporter: parents picking up their kids in that area blamed poor parental supervision and too much time on the hands of young people in the neighborhood. >> i didn't experience those kind of things 'cause i stayed on my kids and i didn't let the streets take them. i refused to. i'm a parent. >> when i was coming up, we had programs such as basketball leagues, football leagues, baseball. now it's slim pickings as to where to find those. >> reporter: and police are reminding the young men responsible that this is much more than mischief. they say serious charges including assault and robbery if caught and police are
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picking up patrols in that area to do just that. live at northwest detectives, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news. >> all right, a warning to students and parents. sarah, thank you. detectives are still searching for the person who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy in chester saturday. police say law one of three victims apparently caught in the crossfire at tenth and pine. his cousin and a 32-year-old woman were also wounded. well, today the young murder victim's mother urged the shooters to come forward as she mourns the loss of her child. >> my son can't go he to his graduation. my son's never going to be able to bring a girlfriend home. my son's not going to see 16. >> powell was set to graduate eighth grade this week from chester community charter school. his funeral will be paid for by van gregarian and his wife danielle. they founded a company that manages the school's operations. >> this was just such a great kid at school, a great student
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and everybody liked him. just at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> they are also giving the city of chester an additional $5,000 to double the reward money for this case. >> philadelphia police are still looking for a group of people who broke into an apartment in the city's roxborough neighborhood. a plan says he woke up to another man pointing a gun at him. this happened about 2:30 this morning in an apartment in the 400 block of domino lane. the victim says the man also threatened his seven-year-old son who was sleeping in another room. police say the group of masked intruders stole $2,000 and two cell phones. the victim nor his child was injured. an alleged robber arrested shortly after targeting a chestnut hill bank. chopper6 was over led as philadelphia police responded. >> meteorologist cecily tynan in today for adam and we're talking about these storms for
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the start of the work week. >> yes, very scattered right now. mainly west of philadelphia. looks like it's going to shrift to the east tomorrow. so, a little bit unsettled out there. but we've got some sunshine today. it was warmer. taking a look at the center city skyline, one of those days we started with a lot of sunshine but now you can see those clouds are building. 74 degrees right now. winds out of the east at 7 miles an hour. we hit 79 degrees earlier today. now double scan live showing again it's scattered activity, most of is west of philadelphia and there's one pretty good cell right now that's right over the intersection of the pennsylvania turnpike and 176, one lightning strike, some heavy downpours and we have had reports of some pea sized hail. i'll talk about the storms tomorrow and then once these storms move out, we do have a taste of summer on the way and that's going to be lasting right through the holiday weekend. i'll have the details on that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> perfect timing. >> how promising. >> cecily thank you. tourism leaders in new
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jersey are getting ready for what's expected to be another busy season they held an event in trenton today to kick offer the 2016 summer season. last year the state welcomed more than 95,000 visitors and put 500,000 people to work. leaders say bookings for this weekend are looking good. >> obviously this rainy gloomy weather we've experienced this spring has everyone just really salivating over the great weather report that has been issued for the memorial day weekend so we are seeing very, very good advance bookings for memorial day weekend. >> thank you cecily. and they say it's not just the shore that's doing well. the state's parks campgrounds and mountain resorts are also ready for summer time. >> some local elementary school students are jumping into the gun law debate. >> what do we want? >> the fourth graders from samuel powell elementary capitaelement chantedas they ma.
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once there students impacted by gun violence spoke to city council members about the importance of stronger gun laws in pennsylvania. >> two new jersey state teamed up in trenton in hopes of stopping the promotion of another state official. monica malpass live with the details on this one. >> hi, brian, that's right. ocean county freeholder director jack kelly is no stranger to controversy. 10 years ago his stance on a pension benefits case revolving around a same-sex couple made headlines. well, now that case may be coming back to haunt him in a way. coming up at 5:00 how two new jersey state senators are using that scandal against him as he seeks a new office. also tonight in health check, what a major medical group is lobbying to put in every single school all across the united states. we'll have those stories and more coming your way on "action news tonight at 5:00 sharrie see you then. >> sounds good monica. thank you. some special members of the philadelphia police department got a unique view of the city that they will
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serve and protect. six officers in the philadelphia police k-9 community took pictures at the one liberty observation deck 57 floors above the city. looking good. the k-9s are still going through their training but any graduate wearing a cap and gown can can get into the observation deck for free if they are accompanied by a paying guest. >> what a great backdrop there for a picture. >> that's good. >> awesome. >> still ahead on "action news" today passengers on board a plane live a nightmare as creepy crawly stow a ways start crawling up their legs. no thank you. we've got details about their hours long debacle. >> plus, as students across the country solidify their college plans -- one is only 12. meet this young prodigy next in big talkers. >> meteorologist cecily tynan back with that full accuweather forecast. more on the holiday weekend coming up when "action news" at 4:00 continues.
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>> passengers screaming running up and down the aisle picking their feet up. so the two stowaways were caught. one mid flight, the other at landing but how did they get on? the airline imagine they hopped aboard in someone's carry on apparently in mexico
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they're kind of popular and they were like, you know what, i've never been to montreal. weird. this little girl right here at just 10 years old is taking a big stand against body images and boldly asking magazines to show young girls like her self that beauty goes far beyond what we see. her name is tissue melton and this is her viral petition called help save humanity. she writes magazines should not show beauty is most important on the outside. it is not. show girls who are strong, kind, brave, thoughtful, unique and show women of all different types of hair and bodies. that's right out of her letter. turns out her very proud mom battled bulimia when she was just 10 years old so mom of course agrees with the message and so do the people signing that petition. the real handwritten one and also sharing it like crazy on social media. what a very great girl and a great guy here, too.
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doogidoggie house ser who? thes a real life 12-year-old in california that is really considering this right now, where to go to college. he's not even officially a teenage are but he's already finished community college and now he's deciding between the university of california davis or santa cruz. either way he will be 14 when he graduates with a degree in biomedical engineering but do not worry he's still a regular kid. >> to be honest i really like pizza from bj's. my favorite video game would be mario kart. >> i don't know if i've had the pizza from bj's. if you're trying to figure out how you graduate college by 14, he enrolled in college at the age of seven and law a mensa scholar before kindergarten. now i feel really lazy. >> i haven't like aged myself. >> one of my favorite shows.
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>> neil patrick harris. >> you got it. alicia thanks. >> we've got some breaking news to get to here at 4 o'clock. let's go to upper model montgomery county where officials are on the scene of a car into a creek. chopper6 hd is flying over this scene as this is unfolding in the 3300 block of mill road. some type of distress call went out about 4:30. rescue crews have been on the scene here and have worked to relieve one person. they did rescue one person who was trapped inside this vehicle so the wreckage is still there. that one person has been rescued and transported to the hospital to be checked out. again, this is happening in upper model montgomery county on the 3300 block of mill road. if we get any more details of course we'll have it on "action news." >> time for another check on the roads. >> matt pelman standing by with the update for us. hi, matt. >> more on that from me in just a second but first let's say we take a look at the schuylkill expressway brian and sharrie. after least here it's still dry at the moment but there was an accident in the eastbound lanes here by girard avenue. they now have it pushed off to
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the side. penndot is there assisting. police are up ahead as well. it's still a little extra heavy even though it's off to the side from the roosevelt boulevard through this point at girard and the westbound travel time sitting at 30 minutes, that's about exactly double what it ideally should be if there was no delay. getting word of a crash in west chester along 202. that's the southbound directed at high street blocking one of the two lanes so as you come down from exton into west chester noon watch out for that crash. elsewhere on 202 in whitpain township there's a wreck by spruce street there by pudge's stakes and hoagies. now that crash involving a vehicle into the creek in upper model it is along mill road. blockage point is in between orchard way and york road. fire police are out there helping you around that mostly residential area but you want to avoid mill road this afternoon. jacksonville road at county line road there by famous auto sales another accident scene. in falls township bucks county watch out for one along mill creek road at route 13. crossing over in burlington county springfield township
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northbound lanes of 206 shut down at monmouth road because of a crash. smithville gets you around it and cropwell road is your alternate around springdale road in cherry hill because of the ongoing accident investigation there. we'll check it again brian and sharrie coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you mattly. >> meteorologist cecily tynan standing by with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next.
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>> ♪ >> all right. i don't know if we're turning any corner officially but i certainly like the direction we're heading in this week. >> definitely warmer and we got out of the cool unsettled pattern we were stuck in. we had 2-inches of rain on saturday mainly saturday night. now just some scattered shower and thunderstorm activity. storm tracker6 live double scan showing there is one isolated cell in southeastern gloucester county but most of the activity has been west of philadelphia.
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this one cell with two lightning strikes has just now diving south of new hope. continuing to push down to the south. it's crossing route 202 right now. it moved through pennington it's heading towards newtown and we were beginning to see a little bit of a training effect moving along the border of montgomery and berks county and chester county, boyertown,y you can see another cell is blowing up heading towards the pennsylvania turnpike and right over 322 right near honey brook we do have a pretty intense cluster of some thunderstorms, two lightning strikes. you can see it's right here descending on 322. i wouldn't be surprised if this also has a little bit of small hail with it. we have more storms on the way tomorrow mainly east of philadelphia as we deal with this upper level low that's spinning just off the coast of virginia. right now temperatures are cooling off a little bit. 74 degrees in philadelphia. down from our high of 79. allentown 75. hit 80 earlier in allentown and lancaster. currently a rain cooled 68 degrees but temperatures are seasonably warm. now satellite6 along with
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action radar showing you can see this spin in the atmosphere. that's that upper level low. it's called a cutoff low because it's cut off from the main jet stream so there's nothing to kind of kick it out of here so it just plea anders and that will keep us unsettled tonight and really through the day tomorrow. so, tonight some scattered thunderstorms. once the sun sets we lose the heating of the day. they taper off to some scattered showers. temperatures really not cooling off much. 54 degrees in the cooler suburbs, 58 degrees for center city and future tracker showing that once we get through about 10 o'clock, we will see some scattered light showers tonight and then tomorrow you can see how with this low shifting to the east that's where most of the activity shifts. 7:30 in the morning could have some showers along the coast and then heading into the afternoon lots of sunshine west of philadelphia, east we'll see some scattered showers and thunderstorms and like tonight, any of the storms can contain lightning downpours, some small hail. then things change as we head into wednesday, really through the holiday weekend. we've got this classic high pressure over bermuda.
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that bermuda high heat pump so that will bring us warm air with temperatures in the mid to upper 80's. wednesday into the weekend and also progressively more humid and with this ridge getting a little bit closer to us as we head through the weekend we will have the threat of some scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms but doesn't look to be a washout. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, kind of like tomorrow today. clouds mixing with sun, some thunderstorms in the afternoon, mainly east of philadelphia, 79 degrees. wednesday the pick of the week. it will be sunny, it will be warm but the humidity won't be that high. 85 degrees. on thursday, you'll feel getting more sticky with some pop-up showers and thunderstorms, 87. friday warm and muggy with some pop-up thunderstorms again, 88 degrees and heading through the holiday weekend, we're looking at temperatures in the 80's. each day we could see some scattered showers and thunderstorms. doesn't look to be a washout, though, any day this weekend. so, if you're looking for that summer warmth, it's arriving. it's kind of ironic how we
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haven't had one day of 80-degree weather this may so far and now we're getting a string of them. >> yup. well, we're long overdue i guess. >> yes. >> seals, thank you. what's the deal is coming up next and today we've got some great tips to help you plan your memorial day weekend if you're going to stay home instead of head out of town. >> plus later tonight the finalist takes the stage during "dancing with the stars." part one of the two night season finale kicks off at 8 o'clock right here on 6abc and then at 9 o'clock, it's the premiere of the bachelorette. 25-year-old jo-jo fletcher is back for a second chance at love. this is of course season 12 after she meets the 26 bachelors. make sure you stick around for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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>> it is time for what's the
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deal. memorial day is just around the bend coming up this weekend. while there's tons of fun to be had at the shore, you do not have to leave town to enjoy a fun filled unofficial kickoff to summer and you know there's so many up sides to a holiday weekend in the city, no traffic. lots of parking spots love all of that. and there's so much fun happening. visit philly rounded up some of the hottest happenings. first the blue cross river rink summer fest is back on columbus boulevard. there's roller skating and nine hole mini golf course and urban beach lounge. tons of fun. also happening this saturday and this is amazing, the philly pops performing fill's first major memorial day salute concert this year at the mann center for the performing arts. tickets are free for military members and first responders. also on columbus, street harbor park is back for the season as well. the hammocks are up, there's food, drinks, games and more and of course you know memorial day is to honor our service members and at the national constitution center
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there will be a thank a vet letter station, a giant flag folding lesson for the kids, free concerts and lots of crafts and i am dying to check this out. the chinese lantern festival is happening right now at franklin square. the park is illuminated with dozens of lanterns. there's food, performances and a 200-foot chinese dragon. i've been waiting for some good weather for that one. and this is going to be really fun on saturday. calling all shoppers. this weekend the franklin flee is coming to reading terminal market. they have vintage items for sale artesnal food. >> sounds good. looking forward to it alicia. thank you. >> that will do it for "action news at 4:00 for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli cecily tynan and adam joseph, i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news at 10:00 on phl17.
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>> now here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at 5 o'clock. hi, rick and monica. >> hi there. >> hi. >> coming up next at 5:00 police in camden county trying to find the driver who hit a little seven-year-old in the middle of the street leaving him clinging to life. plus, a show of support today at city hall as the fight continues over philadelphia mayor jim kenney's proposed soda tax. >> latest in the search for the flight recorders five days after the mysterious crash of egyptair flight 804. those stories and much more coming your way next on "action news" at 5:00. >> ♪
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special needs, then drove off. tonight that child is fighting for his life with his family by his side. >> new at 5:00 "action news" reporter john rawlins spoke with the victim's family and john is live at camden county police headquarters with more now. john. >> reporter: hi, guys. well, this family's life has been turned upside down in the last 72 hours. the little seven-year-old was hurt very badly. this all occurred at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon on friday in the parking area of the branch village complex which is just a few doors from where the family lives. >> right here. >> jo-jo was right about there. >> right about this area. he got struck. >> reporter: then he ends up over there. the orange paint on the pavement marks where seven-year-old joel ended up after being lit by a vehicle. the by who's pet name is jo-jo remains in critical condition. his cousin describes some of his injuries. >> fractured skull broken shoulder, broken arm, broken land. >> reporter: police say jo-jo was hit b


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