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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 its 5 o'clock on this wednesday july 20th and we're following several breaking stories. >> police are on the lookout for a couple of masked men accused of gunning down a man at point blank range. we're live with the latest. >> the trump takeover of the republican party is now official. hear what delegates think about the landmark moment. >> a sunny and pleasant day on tap but accuweather is tracking another round of dangerous heat and humidity coming our way. >> a few storms right now. let's turn to meteorologist karen rogers in for david and matt pelman. >> storm tracker6 live double scan so you can see exactly what's happening. we had a small cluster of storms that only impacting is portion of our area but significantly impacting it so
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let's go closer with storm tracker6 live double scan. with double scan we can show you exactly what's happening. we have seen 40 miles an hour winds with some of these storms and a quarter inch hail is possible. right now it's not producing lightning at the moment but earlier we did see that. so it's right here near route 49 in south jersey near tuckahoe and can you see on double scan not only areas of red but a little purple as well which is often a good indication you're getting hail with this system. right along route 50 and mays landing we had this little cluster of storms popping up and there's one model that's suggests in south jersey and southern delaware we could see a few more pop up through the early part of the day so we're watching that very closely with storm tracker6 live double scan. the rest of us are dry and actually clear skies. it's 60 in martin's creek, 65 in saint davidsing 72 in center city. at a is a day that's really comfortable. 63 in browns mills, 66 in hammonton, 70 in woodbine, 68 degrees in dover delaware. now how about the dewpoints, the measure of humidity way down there in the city 54 and
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reading 56. no humidity. more so though the farther south and east you go. so here's what you can expect today. we'll have a high of 86, pretty comfortable for this time of year. bright and sunny but if you're in southern new jersey and southern delaware we're watching for that shower or thunderstorm, the first part of the day we're going to show you some of the hottest air mass of the season hitting our way in that seven-day forecast matt. >> we'll brace ourselves. good morning karen. police are preparing for next week the democratic national convention overnight last night. they had ramp in 95 northbound to broad street this ramp right here shut down. as you can see it's no longer closed. it has reopened and is available for you this morning. of course it closes at 10 o'clock friday night and it will be closed pretty much all next week. what was not closed overnight was the vine street expressway. construction here was canceled and we're hearing the crews won't return until after the convention so the beginning of august. enjoy your little break along the vine street expressway which is looking good this morning. had some overnight work in christiana closing the ramp from route seven to high was
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one southbound. that should be reopening right about now but there was also an overnight crash on the delaware memorial bridge headed into new jersey at the mid span and as you can see speeds right now are just in the low 20's. you might want to use the commodore barry if you're traveling into new jersey instead of the delaware memorial this morning. outside live in millville this is route 55 at 49, pretty dark scene but karen has been telling us about the storms rolling through this area. i would expect wet conditions although at the moment we're not seeing any lightning here in millville cumberland county. matt, tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. and we begin with breaking news this morning. a gruesome scene overnight a man was found dead shot several times just feet from a nearby fire station. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live near the 200 block viola street in the parkside section of the city. she's got the details. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. this man was shot and killed right outside his home here in parkside and detectives now are trying to figure out why.
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they're interviewing witnesses and they're interviewing family members. police actually just moved the crime scene tape back here on the 4200 block of viola street. it happened right down the street from here. just before 2:00 a.m., police on patrol heard several gun shots and found the 22-year-old victim lying in the street. he was unresponsive gun shot wounds to his head. medics from the nearby fire station rushed over and pronounced dead him dead at the scene. the victim had just parked his car in front of his house and then went inside. a friend had been waiting by his car. and just a few minutes later the victim came back out, two men emerged from a vacant lot nearby, they were both wearing ski masks and white t-shirts and both had guns, possibly revolvers. police say they chased after the victim and opened fire. >> when the victim collapsed in the 4200 block of viola, both of the shooters stood over the victim and continued to stand over his body and
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fire shots from point range. >> reporter: and witnesses told police they heard about five or six shots and then the shooters led back to that vacant alley where they came from. again this all remains under investigation. police still don't know the motive t live in parkside, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> katherine thank you for that. a fast moving fire in which of the county overnight. the flames broke out just before 1 o'clock this morning on the 2300 block of yellow springs road in tredyffrin township. at one point the fire was shooting through the roof. no one currently live in the home. fire crews are still working to find out what kicked off the blaze. no one was injured. >> donald trump is now the official republican nominee for president. delegates at the gop convention formally nominated trump and his running mate indiana governor mike pence last night. trump addressed the convention briefly by video he from new york last night thanking them. "action news" caught up with
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the pennsylvania delegation moments after trump secured the nomination. >> i got the chills because it was just something that we've been waiting for for a very long time and we've been working tirelessly for mr. trump in the southeast. >> exciting. you know, nobody predicted this and he's right, its a movement, it's not just a campaign anymore so it's an exciting moment. >> trump's running mate mike pence and former primary foe texas senator ted cruz will speak in cleveland tonight. visit during the convention weeks, yes, it continues next week to expand your understanding of the issues, view slide shows live streams and more. the "action news" team is also posting live video updates on facebook and twitter. that was jemaah carr make yourself heard by joining the conversation. >> we know who is on the ticket with trump and soon we should know the running mate for his rival hillary clinton is expected to present her choice this weekend at a rally in miami. insiders say senator tim kaine of virginia and agriculture
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secretary tom vilsack are leading contenders. president obama is among those who have advised clinton on her different the former secretary of state will plan the democratic nomination right here in philadelphia as the first two head the ticket of ma itch injury party. the local hispanic community took part in a town hall about the issues impacting latino voters. the discussion was sponsored by al dia news. the panel also discussed what motivates female voters and what it means to have the first female presidential presumptive nominee. >> a trial date has been set for the man charged with ambushing a pennsylvania state trooper and leading law enforcement on a tense 48 day manhunt. eric frein will go on trial. the 33-year-old is accused of killing corporal bryan dickson and wounding alex douglass. it happened in pike county in
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single digit 2014. court documents say frein carried out the attacks to start a revolution aimed at getting liberties back. >> it's 5:08. in south jersey a diabolical case of animal abuse. vandals tossed bird houses into a burning fire pit with the birds still inside. a scorch patch of earth marks the site where this happened two weeks ago at the saint michael's farm preserve in hopewell township mercer county. burned bodies were found but five small purple martins survived that fire. they're being cared for at the mercer county wildlife center. >> horrifying really. it's pointless. i can't understand why even it would be fun for somebody to do that. >> it's someone with extreme mental health issues that needs treatment right away and needs to be taken off the street or a person that's inherently evil that needs to be punished for what they have ton. >> the wildlife center asking for donations to help them care for the birds.
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>> turning now to accuweather and karen you've been watching these storms in south jersey and the potential hail right now. >> i know, hard to believe when we have clear skies. >> sure. >> in philadelphia north and west. it's one specific area so let's get to it right now with storm tracker6 live double scan around the area and you see this very small cluster but affecting south jersey. i want to go closer right here with double scan because we're seeing these storms kind of fire up right here near fortescue, route 47, near route 49 in tuckahoe, near route 50, certainly in sea isle city like sitting on the beach right there. i just want to show you a different view of this one right here. now, a couple minutes ago we were seeing areas not only of red but even purple with this storm system right here. you can see how it's dissipated just a little bit. when we see purple often indication coming down you can see hail with this. that's what the national weather service says we were expecting with some of these storms. nasty in south jersey in that one area. let's go outside and see wait looks like elsewhere around the region.
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we have clear skies what a difference in the story here as we look live on sky6 not that far away here at the center city skyline. and checking those current conditions for you, it's 72 degrees, the dewpoint way down there. really comfortable. 54. even nicer than yesterday morning. the barometric pressure holding steady. the winds out of the east-northeast just a little bit of a light breeze. the ocean temperature warmer than yesterday and 88. satellite6 and action radar showing clear skies throughout most of the northeast. o other than this little cluster that just started to formulate last night down to the southwest through washington, maryland and now in south jersey. we're watching that pretty closely because on this model i've noticed look at this at 9 o'clock in the morning with future tracker, showing another cluster trying to form here near millville but especially in dover and into wilmington and the national weather service hayes we are watching for this to develop in southern delaware so while everyone else will be seeing sunshine he we're watching for a small cluster of storms this is at 1:30 in the afternoon that could still develop in there in delaware and extreme
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south jersey. let's take a look at the day ahead here though. a high of 86. for most of us it's sunny and nice. we're watching the extreme southern part of our viewing area where you could see that shower or thunderstorm later. 72 by 8:00 a.m. by 10:00 a.m., 78 with sunshine. by noon, 83. really feeling comfortable today with low humidity. by 3:00 p.m., 85. by 5:00 p.m., 86. that's your high for a for toda. tomorrow turning up the heat and humidity. watching the building heat in the plains because this is coming our way. it's going to give us the hottest air mass of the season just in time for the weekend. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. today 86. lower humidity. sunshine with a shower or a thunderstorm in delaware and extreme south jersey for the first half of the day possible. tomorrow turning warmer, humid, 89. it's going to be sticky by friday. very hot and humid, 95. chance of a friday night storm that could be strong. saturday even hotter 97. sunday the heat index will be
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105. it's 98 for your high with a chance for a thunderstorm, even a better chance on monday as we expect record heat and a high of 99 as the dnc begins. tuesday clouds and sun and 92. hope you like it hot and humid. here it comes. >> when they get here they'll think it's in new orleans or something. >> a-inc. right. >> i know, right. >> gun shots ring out in new york city barely missing several officers on patrol. >> a woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a bus in the lehigh valley. matt. >> heading toward 95 we had overnight construction tam here along woodhaven road eastbound by bristol pike. it's all gone now t everything is reopened but i'm watching a disabled vehicle, a water main break an accident and a whole bunch of construction. the list is long already after the break. >> he we remember the man who brought "happy days" to the small screen and a "pretty woman" to the big screen later
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>> ♪ >> 5:15 many people going to work at this early hour. good thing we do the news so early. it is 72 degrees on city avenue. getting up to the mid 80's today. it's going to be another nice one and then it starts to get really hot again tomorrow. >> yes, karen, it's a good thing, isn't it? why don't you tell everybody what to expect -- matt. >> it's been a drastic change. [laughter] >> i am matt. good morning, everybody. we're watching a laundry list of issues already as you come out of the burbs early on this had you ever been day morning on 202 phrasier county. overnighter construction cleared. everything is opened. that's the good news.
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the third lane should be opened in each direction in just a couple of weeks. they're saying early august you'll get this third lane opened up between 30 and 401 so that's some good news, something to definitely look forward to. had a broken down vehicle in whitemarsh, township along skippack pike east of butler pike. that's been reopened there. water main break in bridgeport county along forth street at depot street. sounds like you can squeeze by that. most of the activity is on the shoulder. construction activity on the pennsylvania turnpike coming eastbound near downingtown. right lane is blocked so you're seeing a little bit of slowing there as you travel toward valley forge on the eastbound side of the pennsylvania turnpike. also have the right lane blocked on the new jersey turnpike in camden county. southbound side near exit three and the on-ramp from 168 to the southbound lanes is partially blocked. that work going until 6:00. in folsom until 6:00, three he 2322 isclosed
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in south philadelphia object on the road reported along 95 as you head southbound over the girard point bridge. matt -- i mean tam -- no, who are you, tam? [laughter] >> shots have been fired at two new york city police department officers narrowly missing them. it happened in brooklyn. the officers were not hit. officials say four men drove past the officers in a car and shot at them as they were walking. the suspects then fled the scene and dumped the car. authorities are still looking for the gunman. it's unclear if the officers returned fire. >> the death of a kansas police captain marks the fourth officer killed in the line of duty in the u.s. since sunday. officials in kansas city kansas say officer robert melton was investigating an earlier report of shots fired. the 46-year-old pulled up to a person matching the suspect's description who then opened fire before melton could even get out of his patrol car. melton was rushed to the hospital but doctors could not save him.
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police believe they have the cop killer in custody. >> new on "action news" a woman in the lehigh valley has been hit by a bus. the accident happened yesterday at fourth and linden streets in allentown. police say it appears that the 60-year-old woman was crossing the street and was hit while the bus was making a right turn. the woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >> the phillies have hit another funk. they can't win in extra innings. their bats were silent in last night's two to one loss to the marlins in 10 innings following an 11 inning loss to the miami marlins on monday. the phillies finish with five hits yesterday giving them a total of 10 in their last three games all of which they lost. jeremy hellickson pitches tonight. >> 5:18. coming up women undergoing in vitro fertilization have long worried that the procedure could raise their risk for breast cancer anew study focused on those fears. >> some say the end is near for fox news chief roger ales. he
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>> we've been keeping so busy. >> we have. >> so many things on the roadways but the good thing is we're checking a lot of them off the list now. 422 construction out of here by route 23 valley forge. both lanes opened in both directions. eastbound go the taillight. little bit of volume but no delays yet. we do have some slowdowns on the garden state parkway southbound past northfield margate. it's because of an accident there taking out the left lane so coming south of the a.c. expressway watch out for that and of course, of course, we expect delays on the regional rails again today but no delays reported just yet so that's the good news i've been watching train view and at this point the trains seem to be mostly on time but give it about a half hour and those delays will definitely crop up. karen. >> storm tracker6 live double scan talking about something else cropping up. it's a small cluster of showers and what were thunderstorms where you see one lightning strike associated right now but it's happening here in tuckahoe along route 50 in mays landing and in sea isle city.
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this is really intense about a half hour or so ago. we can see how it's dissipated currently through the area but you just want to watch for that because we could see a shower or a thunderstorm especially in delaware or south jersey later this morning. but the rest of us are enjoying sunshine and a day that's really comfortable. so, by 7:00 a.m., 71. by 10:00, 78. by lunchtime it's 83. by 3 o'clock, 85. our high today is 86. we'll reach it at 5:00 p.m. a nice break in the heat and humidity. it doesn't last. it comes back tomorrow, tam. >> thank you karen. going on to health check women who turn to ivf to get pregnant have worried if the steps they're taking also increase their risk for cancer but new info says they can rest assured. the study published found there was no increased cancer risk. ivf means temp arealy increasing levels of second hormones to five to seven times of the normal amount. two of the hormones can affect
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the course of certain kinds of breast cancer. the study suggests it isn't a permanent concern in the limited time of ivf. it shows no greater risk of women who underwent various types of less intensive treatments in order to increase their fertility. >> up neck in the morning buzz a police officer whose moves are making him a hit on the internet. >> also the dramatic video of a woman being rescued from a bayou in texas. first up a look at what's coming up on "good morning america." >> in this morning's "gma" first look reports roger ailes of fox news may soon be out of a job according to a article in new york magazine megyn kelly one of the network's biggest stars told investigators her 21st century ailes made unwanted sexual advances toward her about 10 years ago. >> for her to level these allegations is devastating against ailes. >> reporter: attorneys for ailes firing back overnight telling abc news the 76-year-old has never sexually
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harassed megyn kelly. twenty-first century fox denying ailes has been fired. the possibility of an ailes departure comes on the heels of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him begrudge chen carlson allegations he vigorously denied and we'll have more coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma" first look,
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>> ♪ >> freeze. everybody clap are hands. >> ♪ >> in the morning buzz here a video showing a police officer in wichita kansas dancing with a group of black lives matter activists at a community cookout has become an internet hit. that's officer aaron moses and he knows thousand bust a move. the woman at the event filmed him and a group of activists dancing to the cha-cha slide and posted it to social media. the 32nd video has been seen more than 3 million views on facebook. famed actor producer and director gary marshall has died. he is known for creating the 19th 70's sitcom "happy days" laverne and shirley and "pretty woman." he he is survived by his wife barbara whom he married in 1963. gary marshall was 81 years
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old. tam. >> all right, thank you, matt. it is now 5:27 and still ahead on "action news" a california couple has claimed their share of a record powerball jackpot from january and this is all going on while another large jackpot is up for grabs tonight. also nearly a thousand bales of hay erupt in flames at a chester county farm
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>> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news," chaos and >> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news," chaos and confusion at a camden gas station. police tow away a minivan and order people to stay in place. >> new overnight a farm inferno so intense firefighters from two different states to contain those flames. >> trump family take two. the donald's children take center stage at the republican national convention and chris christie convicts hillary clinton. >> good morning. 5:30 now on this wednesday july 20th. let's care about accuweather and some heat coming our way from karen rogers, she's in for dave murphy. matt pelman has a look at the roads. good morning. >> good morning. that's right, and tod


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