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friday, june 17. i'm tamala edwards along with erin o'hern. matt o'donnell is off today, we're working on several breaking and new stories. >> a driver is accused of slamming into a bike and driving off. we're live with the details. >> chester city residents voice their concerns about the police department. >> jurors in the chaka fattah fraud trial resume deliberations one day after an bankrupt dismissal. >> let's get you -- an abrupt
dismissal. >> david murphy has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, matt pellman has the commute. >> reporter: down south we're looking at showers we were kind of expecting this, in dover a getting fairly decent downpours, as you look at the movement it is slowly creeping farther and farther south. we'll see the rain showers, there you see the movement. it's slowly moving to the south. we'll the showers end over the neck several hours, we see an increase in sunshine. the cloud cover we're talking about, the break in the clouds is moving south of new york state and into northern pennsylvania it will be here as we go later into the morning. 64 degrees in philadelphia. mainly cloudy skies right now, some sunny breaks, 63 in millville. 61 in allentown. 64 on the boards down south with the rain down south. we have increased sunshine by 10:00 a.m. 79 degrees at noon, fairly
bright in the afternoon, sun and clouds, 82 is the high at 3:00 p.m. we have the weekend call coming up for the shore. philadelphia, the poconos big weekend on tap, father's day's come, i'll have the details ahead. >> reporter: got to celebrate the dads, unfortunately -- yourself included, happy father's day, mr. murphy. spring garden and fairmont has reopened go ahead and use it, katherine scott will have more details on what happened during the overnight hours. on the vine street expressway there was overnight construction, but it's gone now, the volume on the vine doesn't look bad him looking good on the schuylkill expressway and the boulevard. roadwork on the northeast extension southbound has cleared, as has work on the westbound pennsylvania turnpike in chester county. everything is reopened. but this work is not gone and sounds like it won't be gone for
the a while, the work on the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound and 38 eastbound in pennsauken. multiple lanes blocked through next friday morning, you can expect delays traveling eastbound once again this morning. if you're heading down the shore early watch out for a crash on the ac expressway at williams town, looks like you'll get around that on this friday morning. >> let's go back to the breaking news with katherine. philadelphia police on the scene of another hit-and-run. police say the driver accused of hitting the two teens on a bike tried to get away kept driving. they have the person in custody. one teenager is fighting for his life. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is live in spring garden on north broad and wallace streets. she has the details. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, the 34-year-old driver is in custody, appears he was
intoxicated and was taken for a breath breathalyzer. one teenager is in critical condition, the other in stable condition. north broad has reopened to traffic. it has been closed for police investigation. this happened before 2:00 a.m. in spring garden. police say five or six teens were riding their bikes on the 600 block of north broad. two victims were going southbound in the northbound lane when they were struck by a red sports car. the car was speeding, after hitting the teens it fled. their friends were not hurt. when the police arrived 2, 16-year-olds were lying in the street. one has serious head trauma, the second teen broke his leg. and medics took them to the hospital, the police spent hours investigating the impact.
the front tire was torn from the bike, that front tire landed 50 feet north of the impact. >> reporter: minutes after this crash, 6th district officers located the vehicle and the driver right around the corner on ridge near wallace, police believe the driver was intoxicated and taken to get a breathalyzer. the vehicle had front end damage. there are surveillance cameras in the area, police say they will pull footage to help with the investigation. we're live in spring garden, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank four that. also developing overnight, smoke bellowed from this apartment building in chester county overnight. fire officials say the blaze broke out after midnight on the 200 block of west chestnut street in west chester. there were early reports of people being trapped inside. officials have not said anything about injuries or what might have sparked the fire. >> chester residents had a
chance to voice their concern about the police department at widener university last night. it comes as part of a federal review and go officer-involved shootings and police policy and crime analysis, they were greeted with a near-empty auditorium. those who did show up shared their frustrations. >> a lot of residents are stereo typed because of where they live, feeling like a criminal when you call the police department. >> it all comes down to, and this process that we're trying to help the department and the community pull together to build trust. >> the doj will get input from officers and present a report on what can be improved. >> the jury deciding the fate of chaka fattah will continue deliberations today after the judge abruptly sent the jury home without explanation.
prosecutors say fattah stole from taxpayers and charities to pay off political debts. fattah is arguing that the justice department has been on witch hunt against his family. >> on to politics, hillary is working to decide who to choose for her running mate there's one name not on her list that's bernie sanders. >> he may have shown why last night. the presumptive democratic nominee is not considering him as a vp. person person said he looks -- bernie sanders said he looks forward to working with clinton and working with the party but stopped short of endorsing her. donald trump celebrated the one year an ears of his campaign in dallas. he touted victories in the primary state but said the general election will be tougher because of what he called the
dishonest press. he said i didn't love the press during the primaries, but now it's brutal. the odds may be stacked against the house now that atlantic city casino workers have authorized a strike. maribel aber is live in time square at the nasdaq, happy friday. >> reporter: workers have voted to strike over the weekend. 6,000 workers include cocktail servers and cooks own housekeepers. they okayed the strike if they don't receive a fair contract. the group includes union workers at ballies harrah's and the tropicana. futures are pointing to a lower open. we have reports on housing starts out later today. and spending on father's day is expected to reach 14.$3 billion will be spent on dads according to the national retail
federation that includes everything from power tools to dinner to a trip to the ballpark. moms are still number one, $21 billion was spent on mother's day. >> i think moms are number one sorry david. >> balls in the middle of the night, moms are number one. >> reporter: not in my house, that was years ago. >> i have three you can borrow. >> reporter: been there done that. storm tracker 6 live double scan, we have rain, but it's down around dover, delaware and cape may, county. most of us are dry as we go in closer, i have this lapse on if we wait a couple of seconds there you go, you can see how it's slowly moving toward the south. about an hour ago this rain line was closer to millville, now it's past fortescue. we're beginning to see the rain break up a little bit in cape may county. you have to wait a couple of
hours before this gets past cape may. by the end of the rush hour or 10:00 a.m. most of the areas wet right now won't be wet any longer. down toward louis or rehoboth beach, you have to wait a little longer that. we have cloud cover, there's the commodor barry bridge. you can see breaks in the clouds. generally speaking as we go through the morning it will be a clouds to sun forecast. by lunge of time a good -- lunchtime a good portion of the region will be very bright. 64 in wilmington. 64 in trenton. if you're down in dover or cape may you'll need the umbrella early on, but that will not be the case all day. satellite showing showers to the south. now we have them moving south and away from the area. up in the lehigh valley, clouds give way to sun today. warmer, 83 degrees, after being stuck in the mid 70s
yesterday. down the shore you were in the upper 60s, today represents an improvement. 74 degrees, we're wet in cape may county, clouds give way to sun across the beaches and this afternoon looks nice. in philadelphia, 82 degrees, clouds and sun, warmer than yesterday. winds 8 to 16 miles per hour. a little breezy, not too bad. if you're out on the town, 7:00 p.m., 76 degrees, 10:00 p.m., 68 degrees and so this goes for not only phillies fans or if you're heading out to dinner or a movie that's what to expect. partly cloudy and comfortable, skies clearing. continuing to clear overnight, comfortable and clear and 60 for the overnight low. if you're heading to the poconos this weekend. today looks okay, partly sunny, 76. lots of sunshine on saturday and sunday. sunday afternoon in the poconos we could be up to 80. down the shore, looking good, too, we have rain down south, but clouds give way to sun, 74.
sunny and beautiful tomorrow, 76. we have a chance getting into the upper 70s in some beach locations tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 82 today in philadelphia with sun coming back. 84 under the sun on saturday, 87 on father's day, for the morning gary pappa run, looks great, low humidity, 64 by 7:00, 73 by 10:00. summer arrives on monday, 89 degrees, failure bright. we are watching a coastal system that could kick clouds in off the coast. tuesday, hot and humid, thunderstorms, 92 degrees, back to lower humidity starting wednesday. >> disney world is stepping up security and protection protocol in the wake of the deadly gator attack. >> this is only a test, some rutgers students missed the memo. >> reporter: so far this morning it's not too bad at the ben franklin bridge. as we look live in center city
>> look at that beautiful city. that's the view from temple university auto eye cross center city. we had some gray skies at the start, looks like things are clearing up out there. 6:16, 64 degrees. matt, how does it look? looks like it's moving pretty well. >> reporter: we are moving pretty well. we are celebrating friday, and we're also celebrating national apple strudel day and cherry tart day and national eat your vegetables day. and national stewart root beer day and national flip flop day if you're heading to the, it's appropriate. meanwhile, on the schuylkill expressway looking good, no eastbound delays heading toward
center city. over here is the mlk drive we're expecting a bridge inspection on the mlk from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. if you normal travel the nlk stay on the -- mlk stay on the kelly drive. getting a crash in souderton along broad street at north school lane and construction coming to 422 westbound side at 7:00 a.m. between sanatoga and armann hammer. we're watching a crash if you're heading down the shore early on the ac expressway eastbound at williams town, you're getting around it without too much of a delay. ramp closures in wilmington that started last night and lasting all weekend long. the ramps from 495 northbound to edgemore road and 495 northbound
you might want to use the ramps at 12th street instead. >> walt disney world resort said they will be adding alligator warning signs following the death of a 2-year-old. lane graves was playing in shallow water when i disappeared. an autopsy showed he suffered traumatic injuries and drown. the parents released a statement saying they are devastated by the loss of their son. disney is the parent company of 6abc. police officials with rutgers university promise to use more caution after a test of the emergency alert caused campus wide panic. students received a text message urging them to seek shelter due to an armed suspect. there was no threat, it was a test. the university sent out an e-mail the day before, but not everybody read it in time. police sent a second message that read end of training
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of problems during the overnight hours on the roads, things are calming down now believe it or not, even though the rush hour is upon us. 42 busy on the northbound side, but no major delays. we have construction delays, the construction running late could cause traffic delays between maple shade and mount laurel on 73 southbound. lane out there until 7:00 a.m. new schedules are taking effect sunday and monday on septa transit and regional rails part of it is the shuttle busing of the median elwin line that is not happening this weekend but will continue weekdays between elwin and swathmore through september. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan dover is
starting to dry out. dover you can see it dover air force base on the -- map. 65 degrees by 7:00 a.m. failure cloudy in most neighborhoods. 9:00 a.m., 71. bringing the sunshine back in. we have a shot of full sunshine by noon, 79 degrees, we have a high of 82. at the airport no major delays as indicated by all the green aircraft on the board. no sign of rain in any of other big travel test naitions. >> -- test -- destinations. in "healthcheck" researchers found there's a goldy locks time for brain boost. scientists wants to explore why the delay matters and whether
it's due to chemical cals released during activity. >> time 6:24, happening today, memorial services the new jersey youtube star killed in florida. >> there's been a hit-and-run arrest in spring garden, katherine scott has the breaking details at 6:30. >> reporter: that's right, tam and erin, two teenagers were hit in spring garden overnight. details at of 30:00. the philadelphia school
reform commission approved the new policy on the rights of transgendered students. the guidelines call for students to be addressed to the names of their chosen identities. they may use locker rooms and restrooms of their identity, they will use gender nearly language when communicating with students and parents. >> david murphy has the father's day forecast ahead. >> a concert scare in canada, a classic rocker with a history of health problems collapses on stage. (avo) how much protein does your dog food have?
>> the funeral and memorial for a south jersey music star who was shot giving auto did the -- autographs. let's get outside to david murphy and matt pellman has the commute. >> reporter: it's a cloudy start, as i look to the east, the sun is trying to break through. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing the showers are breaking up, as well and continuing to push to the south. over the next couple of hours you'll dry out in cape may county and dover, delaware. cloud cover is breaking up a bit farther to the north. you can see how the dry air is pushing closer and closer to philadelphia. we'll emerge with pleasant of sunshine later today. 64 in philadelphia. 60 in allentown. 63 in trenton, 64 in wilmington, 61 on the boards in cape may. still a little bit damp in cape may county for now. as we roll through the day it's
a clouds to sun kind of profile. 8, 67 degrees, might be cloudy in areas, by 10:00 a.m., breaking the sun out, by noon we have a shot of full sun, temperature 79. the high 82. it will be a nice afternoon and better weekend. i'll detail that as we head down the shore weekend and in philadelphia, as well, matt pellman and heading right into father's day and the gary pappa run. >> reporter: we're kicking off this morning with a decent ride. we had overnight problems, but things can quieted down, even on i-95 as you head southbound it's nice, light summertime friday morning volume. not too bad approaching cottman. farther south allegheny to girard it's slow, that's why you're seeing the delay on the southbound travel time. accident investigation spring garden at north broad has cleared out. everything is reopened city hall and temple. katherine scott will have more
details on what happened there in just a few minutes. there's a crash in souderton broad and north school lane, action karate. if you're heading to the shore for national flip flop day, good news the accident at williams down on the ac expressway is gone. everything is ready and open for you on this friday morning. >> let's back to katherine scott, it is our breaking news, a sports car driver hit two teens and sped away. he didn't get very far. katherine scott is live at the scene of the hit-and-run crash on broad street. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, the two teenagers were riding the same bike when they were struck by the car in front of their friends, one teenager is in critical condition, the other stable.
you can see that broad street has been reopened to traffic. it opened just before 6:00 a.m. it had been closed for hours for the police investigation. there were evidence markers scattered all over the street. five or six teen boys were riding their bikes on the 600 block of north broad and spring garden. the two 16-year-old victims were on the same bike going southbound in the northbound lane. they were struck by a red sports car. the impact was so fear the front tire of the bike was thrown 50 feet from the point of impact. one teen suffered serious head trauma in critical condition. the second teen broke his leg and is stable. medics took them to had had han. minutes later the car was located and so was the driver. >> the driver was with the vehicle and appeared to be intoxicated and had a strong
odor of alcohol coming from his person. he was transported to 8th and raise where he will get a breathalyzer. >> reporter: the 6th district officers located his vehicle on ridge bile wallace near the -- by wallace near the crash site. they brought the witnesses over to the vehicle and positively identified the driver and the vehicle. there was a 25-year-old passenger inside the car who appeared to be intoxicated. she was taken by police to be interviewed. katherine scott channel 6 "action news". in delaware, a juvenile faces charges for an attack on a 13-year-old girl, maera bey said children surrounded her and threw a cinder block at her face. police say it's an active investigation. >> happening today, memorial
service will be held for christina grimmie. the budding pop star and south jersey native was gunned down after a show in florida last weekend. "action news" reporter, annie mccormick is live in medford where friends and family will gather to remember her. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, erin, christina grimmie grew up in marlton, new jersey, her services will be held in medford at fellowship reliance chapel later today. it was under a week ago 22-year-old christina grimmie was shot and killed while signing autographs following a performance in orlando. her brother marcus tackled the shooter who police identified as 27-year-old kevin loibl. during the struggle the shooter killed himself. christina grimmie did not know him but suspect he may have been an obsessed fan. these photos were taken during a short meet and greet. christina grimmie attended
cherokee high school she was discovered after posting youtube videos of her singing and she shot to fame after winning third place on the voice. after that her career took off. loved ones say heaven has gained another angel for their choir. since her death, fans have continued to remember her. at a vigil this week, her brother who she called her beth friend broke his silence. >> she loved the talent of the state, she loved singing she loved the lord and she loved me, she was my baby sister. >> reporter: and christina's brother wrote on his facebook page earlier this week a rock star adam lavine who work we are on the voice offered to pay for funeral services for the family, the nightclub she did perform at last week opened yesterday. report be live in instead ford, new
ford -- medford, new jersey, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> christina grimmie was killed the day before the orlando massacre. president obama and vice president biden met with victims' families yesterday. the president said it will take more than the military to prevent terrorists attacks. as for the killer omar mateen the fbi is investigating whether he was texting his wife did youg the the shooting. salman is the subject of a grand jury investigation. a gun shop owner said he turn away omar mateen when he tried to buy body armor and amunition. he had no name to give authorities. our city follows the lead of the town of berkeley california who passed a sugary tax back in 2014. city council approved the tax yesterday. mayor jim kenny persuade the
council to pay for pre-k and record centers. the beverage industry is expected to sue over the decision. >> every child should have the opportunity, but not on the backs of one industry. >> reporter: they spent millions of dollars on the debate, but that was ineffective. mayor kenny said they will not start collecting the tax until january. >> it's a great father's day for all the dads out there. >> reporter: saturday and sunday will be good, too. the issue is down south. storm tracker 6 live double scan is showing we're hanging on to showers, we were expecting this this morning. if you've been watching the broadcast over the last hour sore, you know how bad it was, we had yellow over dover and sea
isle city, now there's breaks in the rain in cape cape may countd around dover, you can see the dover air force base field. as the rain is beginning to break up. the showers thinning out and continuing to push south. over the next couple of hours we'll see them go so long. many are dealing with cloudier cover, this morning, but that will break up and we'll transition to sun later on today. as we look outside we have sky6 live hd there's center city looking overcast overhead. sun is getting in every now and then in between the clouds. as you take a look at satellite, you can see the cloud cover is continuing to diminish to our north and continue to fall apart as we go through the morning hours. by noon we could actually see full sunshine in spots. 67 degrees by 8:00 a.m. i'll allow for cloud cover and sunny breaks. 10:00 a.m., more sun starting to break in, 76 degrees. noon, full sun is possible, 79.
the rest of the way sun and clouds, bright and nice, 82 this afternoon, so warmish if you're out there toiling or doing something outside, cool drink would be a good idea, sunscreen and low humidity and not bad for this time of the year. 83 in allentown. 84 in reading, in these northern areas, warmer because the sun will break through up earlier up there. low to mid 70s at the shore. that's better than yesterday when we had temperatures in the 60s. for the evening hours, arizona in town visiting the phillies. 76 degrees this goes if you're heading to the movies or dinner tonight. 10:00 p.m. 68 degrees, getting into the 60s in the later evening hours and skies clearing. if you're heading to firefly, maybe you missed the first day and heading down you now. showers there now, but sun comes
back and 74 this afternoon on friday. and saturday, 77 and sunny. 79 and sunny, spectacular on sunday, cool drinks as you're watching the concerts and dancing around down there. at the shore, 74 today. clouds and sun, sunny and beautiful on saturday, 76. sunday we have a chance of getting into the upper 70s with a high of 78. in philadelphia, a nice one today once we dump the morning clouds. we'll see sun this afternoon and 82. sunny and beautiful to start out the weekend on saturday, 84. on father's day 87 degrees for the high. if you're getting up early and heading to the gary pappa run. 7:00 p.m., 64, low humidity a nice morning for walking and running for a good cause. monday, summer officially arrives and it is going to feel like it in the afternoon, a fair amount of sunshine, 89 is the high, there's a chance of a coastal system dishing more clouds in off the coast. tuesday ahead of a approaching
cold front 92 hot and humid thunderstorms in the afternoon. better on wednesday, though. >> it's now, 6:42. we're following a serious story from the music world. rocker meatloaf drops to the ground in the middle of a concert. his fans recorded the scary ordeal. >> new video of a dramatic burning car rescue in california. >> reporter: lonely disabled vehicle in springfield township montgomery county, 309 northbound by paper mill. coming up we'll check the oodles of construction in south jersey and we'll check the schuylkill expressway when "action news" continues on this friday morning. >> let's go over to matt
pellman. today has not been that bad on the roads. >> reporter: it started out busy it's mainly volume and oh, yes, construction we're watching once again tam and erin in pennsauken. what a mess, this is has been the bain of our existence this week the emergency work going on admiral wilson boulevard and 38 eastbound multiple lanes block all week causing big delays during the rush hour. here's the bad news, they are saying the work on 38 is going to continue through next friday morning. we have another week of this people, yea! would you want for the delays forming once again this morning. new paving project getting underway on 70 in south jersey. everywhere you turn you're hitting roadwork. bridge inspectors are expected to come out along the mlk drive
starting in 15 minutes. working from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. inspecting bridges, stay on the kelly or the schuylkill expressway three or four minute delays on 76 in either direction. our crash in souderton alone broad street is gone. we expect construction to start in 15 minutes on 422 westbound in the pottstown area. that could slow you down. ramp closures started last night in wilmington they are lasting all weekend. ramp from 495 northbound to edgemore road as well as hay road to the northbound side of 495. you may want to use the ramps at 1st street instead. erin? >> all right, matt, thanks so much. we have breaking news on the egypt airline that crashed. crews found the second data recorder. crews found the voice recorder from the cockpit. wreckage was found ten thousand
feet below the surface of the sea. all six 6 people were killed. >> rock singer meatloaf was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on stage. video shows him dropping his microphone and falling to the floor. his bands ran to help him. the 68-year-old had canceled two other performances recently. his condition has not been released. he sulphurs from asthma and medical condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. >> live preview of "g.m.a." is next. a brave teen hailed a hero will have the badge to approve it.
to the women who know what real values are, guys, becoming less happy on the northeast extension unfortunately. new accident coming in northbound approaching lansdale involving two pickup trucks, multiple lanes blocked. we're seeing slowing on 476. head to 309. otherwise delays have not been too bad forming eastbound on 422 david. >> reporter: showers on the big board falling apart on storm tracker 6 live double scan all down south around dover and cape may county. this was a lot worse over the last 90 minutes, since then you've seen it diminish. the showers will be out of here in the next hour or two. 60 degrees under fairly cloud skies. it will be cool and comfortable in the morning, 81 by 2:00 p.m.
with a high of 82 degrees later this afternoon around 3:00 p.m. ladies? >> time for a preview of the "good morning america." >> ginger zee joining us with a look at what's coming up on the show. >> good morning, ginger. good morning, tam and erin, coming up on "g.m.a." we have the california wildfires, the fast-moving flames threatening homes and oil processing factor. factory we're live in california. president obama and vice president biden meeting the victims of the orlando shooting. golden state warriors steph curry ejected from the game. king james leads the cavaliers to victory. they tie up the series and head to a historic game 7.
and demi lovato live in central park. >> police are praising a california man who put his own life in danger to save a total stranger from a burning car. the heroic actions were caught on video last saturday. he pulled the driver to safety. the driver is charged with suspicious of driving under the influence and arson. he said it doesn't matter, he couldn't stand by without helping the man. a ridley park teenager took a leap toward fulfilling his ambition of becoming a police officer. joseph chambers graduated from the philadelphia police academy last night. two years ago he rescued police officer from a burning car. after that he knew what he had to do. >> i can't wait to get out there and get on the job and the
>> welcome back here the top stories, philadelphia police arrested a sports car driver overnight. they also the 34-year-old man hit two teenagers on a bike at north broad and wallace streets and tried to speed away. one teen is in critical condition, the other has a broken leg and is stable condition. philadelphia is the first major city in the u.s. with a tax on sugary and diet drinks. city council approve the tax yesterday. the city will not collect the new tax until january. >> bubbling up on the northeast extension this morning, northbound side approaching lansdale. it's a crash involving two pick up trucks, speeds dropping to the low 30s and 20s, multiple lanes are blocked. stay on 309 northbound instead. >> reporter: matt, we have rain down south breaking up in southern delaware and extreme south jersey. 8:00 a.m., 67 degrees, cloudy and sun breaking through. you can see how we improve him by noon i expect full sunshine
good morning, america. rare and deadly heat and raging wildfires rip through the west torching thousands of acres. hundreds evacuated. the highway shut down as 800 firefighters and aircraft battle the flames, now 16 states facing heat alerts this morning. also this morning donald trump takes on the president after the president visits with the orlando shooting victims. >> he's blaming gun s as and i' going to save your second amendment, folks. >> john mccain says obama's policies are directly responsible for the mass shooting. breaking overnight, on stage scare. singer meat loaf collapses m midperformance. his crew and fans racing to help. >> i'm a paramedic. >> reporter: the singer rushed to the hospital.