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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it is tuesday august 16th. here's what we're following for you. >> guilty on all charges. a jury returns a verdict in the trial of pennsylvania's top law enforcer. >> local volunteers are headed to louisiana an area devastated by historic flooding. that's already killed seven people. >> plus, it will be hot and even more humid today. we are also watching after thunderstorms that could bring a break to this sweltering heat wave. >> it really feels like you walk into a wall of the humidity when you step outside this morning. >> like bam. >> bam. let's go on over to karen rogers. she's in for dave murphy. she's got more on your steamy
forecast. map happen as your traffic. good morning. >> someone had too much coffee today i think. storm tracker6 live double scan showing we start off this morning with a couple showers going through the area. i want to go in a little closer to this. if you're in atlantic city you have some showers. we're not looking at any lightning strikes, no current storms through the area but that's something we're watch for later. in atlantic city millville hammonton cape may medford lakes a little bit of a strong cell in seaside heights currently moving off the coastline. we have a slight risk for severe weather today. so we're watching for that that especially later this afternoon. we could see a shower or a thunderstorm any one of which could produce some heavy downpours but also strong gusty to possibly damaging winds and even some hail with some of these storms. let's look right now at the dewpoints. 72-degree dewpoints, 75 in millville, it's oppressive. today the dewpoints higher than yesterday. it's going to feel more oppressive than it did yesterday. satellite6 and action radar showing that batch of showers moving through especially south and east of the city and
we can start to see a few little cells popping up to the west. we've got a chance for this at any point today. we're already seeing it in the morning and likely a few more during the day and we could have strong to severe storms with any one of these so hot and humid today, 94 for your high with a chance for a gusty thunderstorm. and we'll talk about when we end this heat wave coming up in a few minutes matt. >> sounds like another fun one. good morning karen, good morning, everybody. plenty of overnight construction that we're waiting on to clear like some here on the roosevelt boulevard extension. this is northbound near wissahickon. you can see them out here taking out the left side of the roadway so traffic is getting by but people are tapping their brakes to head northbound toward broad street this morning. what we don't have is the closure of the vine street expressway between the schuylkill and broad. everything is opened this morning but crews are scheduled to return to the vine tonight at 11 o'clock and shut it down then and they'll do that for the next three nights. on the big picture not bad so far this morning on the schuylkill or the roosevelt
boulevard. had some police activity on northbound 95 by the betsy ross bridge but that's cleared out of the way. and over in elmer there's some emergency road work this morning following a crash. it's blocking the westbound side of 40 harding highway near front street. so we'll keep tabs on that on this tuesday morning. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. and the jury said guilty. that's the verdict against pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. she lost before the court so the question is what happens next? "action news" reporter annie mccormick joins us from the courthouse in norristown with last night's verdict. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. and governor tom wolf and many other lawmakers are now calling for the resignation of attorney general kathleen kane. she says she's appealing. jurors handed down guilty verdicts on nine counts including to for felony perjury after a week of testimony where some of attorney general kathleen kane's former top advisers testified for the prosecution. the jury believed she leaked
secret investigative documents and grand jury information to the media then lied under oath about it all so she could get revenge against a former state prosecutor. cane's legal team called no witnesses and did not put her on the stand. they argued prosecutors did not prove charges against kane including those for federal perjury. last night kane's defense team spoke outside the courthouse. montgomery county district attorney kevin steele also addressed the media okay and those sound bites did not seem to roll in that package but there was responses from both district attorney kevin steele and also from kane's defense team as well saying that they did not put her on the stand or any witnesses, that the district
attorney of montgomery county obviously they are happy with the verdict. you will hear more from them coming up in the next half hour, but as for what happens next, well, there has been a release that was sent out from bruce castor who was the first deputy attorney general. he is calling for a press conference this afternoon at the attorney general's office in harrisburg. he's a republican who is actually appointed by kane many months ago so we're waiting to hear what will come out of that. now, as for resignation, now, kane per law does not have to resign until she's sentenced and that sentencing is scheduled for 90 days from now. reporting live from norristown, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie thank you. new this morning another setback for comedian bill cosby. a federal appeals court denied his request to have deposition testimony revealed the court ruled the appeal was moot since the content of those documents are public knowledge. in them cosby admits to having several affairs and says he obtained quaaludes to give to
women he hoped to seduce. the testimony was part of a lawsuit brought to him by andrea constand a former temple employee who has accused cosby of drugging and molesting her. >> local help to the way to baton rouge louisiana. red cross volunteers from our area will head to the bayou state to help the tens of thousands who homes are flooded. two days of rain produce water some are calling a 1,000 year rainfall. at least seven people have died and there is widespread flooding across three parishes. crews have rescued 20,000 people. abc's adrian banker has more on the devastation left behind. >> reporter: new video giving us a look at the widespread devastation and what is being called some of the worst flooding louisiana has ever seen. some in baton rouge returning to the dangerous waters to check on their homes. >> this whole town washed away in a night. >> the end of your whole life,
your world having to start over. worked so hard for it. in this dramatic rescue a man pulls a woman and her dog from a sinking convertible. >> first thing was to get ahold of her and pull her out and couldn't do it from the boat so i just jumped in. >> reporter: a local sheriff carrying a baby helping lead this family out of rising water, locals with boats being called the volunteer cajun navy. >> we're trying to do whatever we can in our time of crisis and disaster sos are time for everybody to pull together, if they can. >> reporter: this movie studio lot now in an evacuate center with more than 11,000 staying in shelters. >> my house is under water. i have three children. my sister live in a forest area and she was on top of her roof and she has five children. >> reporter: the water expected to rise as rivers and creeks overwell their banks. in all, more than 20,000 people have had to be rescued,
some by coast guard helicopter and sadly, most in the area do not have flood insurance. adrian bankert, abc news new york. >> hillary clinton will make a campaign stop here in philadelphia. it's her seconds appearance in as many days in the battleground state of pennsylvania. clinton will make a stop this afternoon at a voter registration drive at west philadelphia high school. yesterday vice president joe biden joined her for a campaign stop in scranton. both tried to appeal to working class voters. biden and clinton's father were both born in scranton. meanwhile republican nominee donald trump will stump for votes in wisconsin tonight. yesterday he unveiled his plan to deal with isis and other terrorist groups if elected. during a foreign policy speech in ohio trump proposed suspending immigration from certain parts of the world and imposing a new system that he called extreme vetting of those who wander to enter the u.s. he also said he believes there hillary clinton lacks the mental and physical stamina to
fight isis. >> friends and family said their final goodbye to a local tv icon. captain noah has been laid to rest. >> ♪ funeral services were held at saint paul's evangelical lutheran church in ardmore. w. carter merbreier entertained children for decades on his show captain noah and his magical arc. it aired here on channel6 from 1967 to 1994. merbreier died last week at the age of 90. visit our tribute to captain noah on the 6abc news app. we have posted classic episodes and clips from the show along with memories from our viewers and long time weatherman dave roberts. >> it's 4:39 and a curfew is in place to try to restore some calm in milwaukee after days of protests and also ahead a man is behind bars this morning charged with killing an imam and his friend right outside of a new york city mosque.
>> plus the one good thing that comes from the drought in california, a particular crop is flourishing in a dry environment. karen. >> it's 77 degrees right now in philadelphia. it is warm already. it's muggy already. details in accuweather forecast. we'll show you when we break this heat coming up. >> ♪
>> it is hard to find something good about a drought but they managed to find one in california. dry conditions seem to produce better tasting grapes and that will mean more flavorful wine. they have become harvesting earlier than normal. >> time to talk about the weather around here. you say it will hark back to saturday when we had that intense heat. >> the excessive heat warning doesn't expire until 8 o'clock tonight giving you an idea that it's going to feel hot and humid throughout the day today but we have the concern
for strong to gusty storms with this. let's take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan. what we're seeing on the radar isn't anything threatening, just a few showers here and there. i want to go closer with double scan. we're seeing this in sea isle cape may hammonton medford lakes and seaside heights. they were a little bit stronger overnight and they've really kind of dissipated. but we're watching with such a juicy atmosphere anything to be popping up later today. we have lots of clouds in atlantic city. we saw on the radar some spotty showers in that area. seeing a couple people on the boardwalk. doesn't look like any storms at the moment but if you're outside today, you need to keep that app handy so you can check that. let's take a look at the current numbers. it's 77 degrees right now in philadelphia. look at the dewpoint. nearly as high as the temperature. so you can see 72-degree dewpoint right now feeling very sticky. at a the humidity will be even higher than yesterday. the pressure is holding steady, the winds are out of the south-southeast and ocean
temperatures come back up to 70. action radar showing lots of clouds to start us off this morning and we can see the flow of this. some showers trying to fire up especially south and east of the city but we're also seeing some cells pop up to the west. we're watching forte point a shower or a thunderstorm firing up and i want to show you what this could look like on future tracker six. look at later this afternoon at 3:30 this afternoon. we're seeing some cells kind of scattered through the area. we advance this a little bit into 7 o'clock and you see a line of storms forming and we can see some of the dark colors indicating some heavy downpours. when you have humidity so high it's so easy to get those downpours and we could have flooding downpours with any one of these storms. we're concerned that one or two of them may be strong to severe. look at 11:30 at night. still some scattered storms here or there. not everybody is going to site but the concern is the storm prediction center in norman, oklahoma has us in a slight risk for severe weather. yesterday i showed you this and it was really areas north and west of philadelphia that looked like the slight risk but now we've pulled that in
all through the i-95 corridor stretching into new jersey and delaware so watching for this. the concern is some heavy downpours possibly damaging winds and hail with any one of these storms. not that they're all going to be strong to severe. but hot and humid. it's not going to rain all day. it's a hot and humid day with sunshine and clouds 94 for your high with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm at any point. we're seeing that in the morning and most especially in the afternoon we expect these to be a little gustier so watching for that and a 94 for your high but it's going to feel like it's a little over a hundred degrees today when you factor in the humidity. so, hot and oppressively humid with a thunderstorm around, 94 for your high. wednesday is still hot for the atlantic city air show and especially south and east of the city it will still feel muggy. i think wednesday turns a little less humid in the afternoon. watch for that atlantic city air show, a couple of storms around late in the day especially. thursday less humid, 89 degrees. thursday doesn't feel too bad. friday mostly sunny, it turns hot again, 91 degrees.
by saturday partly sunny 90. hot for the union game on sunday really humid again with sun and clouds and 90 degrees. monday mostly cloudy 88. don't forget to go to 6abc.com. that's a great way to check the weather discussions give you an idea of what we're looking at as we plan the forecast ahead and help you hour by hour as well because it's another one of those days where you really need to be careful with not only the high heat but the high humidity as you mentioned and that combination of which is dangerous. >> okay karen. speaking of which the philadelphia corporation for aging will open its heat line again today to help people deal with these dangerous conditions. there's the number, (215)765-9040. known lines will be opened from -- phone lines will be opened from 8:30 to 9 o'clock. a man suspected of killing a new york city imam and his friends has been charged with murder. life-year-old oscar morel faces second degree murder charge. police say he carried out the execution slaying. they were killed as they left
their mosque on saturday. a huge crowd gathered in brooklyn yesterday to pay their last respects to both men. >> there's a new curfew in place in milwaukee following two days of violent protests. six people were arrested last night but police say the night was relatively calm. a police shooting of a policeman man saturday night sparked violent arrest in the city. a group of looters was captured on a surveillance video as they stormed into a metro pcs store. a number of businesses have been burned during the protests. police established a 10:00 p.m. curfew in an effort to try to bring peace to the city. >> 4:47 and chicken little might have been right about a thing he said about the sky. at least in this case. a woman in washington state shows off an object that fell from the heavens. >> also celebrating a milestone with a free lunch an tasty one at that. we'll tell you about app special a few people will get on at the shake shack when "action news" comes back.
i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european
allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs]
as of now, i'd have to say no. >> ♪ >> good morning to you and good morning to our good buddy, ben. looking good on this tuesday morning. halfway through august. can you believe it? going back to school in a couple weeks. this morning we're here in king of prussia watching construction. i promised you they were going to start working on the water main out here over the past
couple nights and indeed the crews out here on 202 northbound by mall boulevard scheduled to clear out at 6 o'clock. this construction going to take place over the course of the next couple months until late october. also overnight work on the northeast extension this morning southbound approaching the lehigh valley interchange, northbound between quakertown and the lehigh valley, left lane is also out and then there's some more work southbound between lansdale and mid-county taking out a lane at this point speeds don't look too bad. but there was an overnight crash that necessitated electrical repairs in elmer so the westbound side of 40, that's chestnut street in that area is blocked near front street by elmer. presbyterian church. >> a mysterious object fell from the sky landing on a home in washington state. the small round metal object hit the roof of laurie pitsy's house in buckley. it's at approach to sea-tac
airport. there's a private air strip a quarter mile down the road. >> it's not very heavy for it to hit that hard and to make that loud of a noise hit to come from a distance. >> local aviation experts say the object appears to be an inspection cover. they are light weight metal hatches that allow for easy inspection of wings and fuselages. she's thankful no one was hurt and there's minimal ta damage to her roof. >> time for a first look at business. if you senator a hotel listen up especially if you were at the west tin philadelphia between december and june. your credit card information might have been compromised. 20 west tin marriott sheraton and hyatt hotels were hit by hackers. hgi hotels says that it found malware on its payment processing systems in 10 states and in d.c. so if you used a card at the hotels in question keep an eye out. make sure you're looking for any unusual activity and follow up. the major stock indices were all up yesterday. the dow gained 59 points. this morning however futures are pointing to a lower open.
if you can't stand the sight of a red light and you just wander to kno want to knows going to turn green, audi will introduce new technology that connects your vehicle wirelessly to traffic management computers in certain cities. the car maker is finalizing contracts and says it will soon have a list of participating cities. shake shack will give away 100 free burgers at each of its restaurants worldwide today. the company is celebrating its 100th location. so, restaurants will start welcoming guests at 10:30. there's one in center city, one at kop that matt o'donnell at some point will buy me a burger at. >> i can get you one for free now. >> there will likely be a line. >> 10:30 is that too early for a burger? no. that's okay. a restaurant owner tries to add some humor to the black lives matter movement and some want him to send the dish back to the chef. >> pennsylvania's top law enforcer facing prison after
being convicted on abuse of power and perjury charges. we have details coming up next at 5:00. david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother,
>> people in albuquerque calling out an italian restaurant they say for being insensitive to the black lives matter movement. they put black olives matter on its sign to promote a dish now it's selling t-shirts. a professor at the university of new mexico says many might feel that pace sanyo's a trivializing an important message. >> many people are very much
against any kind of usage of that term or playing on that term or punning on that term because people's lives are, you know, at stake. >> pace san no, sir's owner says when he put black olives matter on his sign he was just trying to sell food not stir up racial tensions. he says he made the shirts after he got calls from people asking if they could buy a souvenir. >> video of an unlikely animal duo he is spreading across the internet. george the dog has taken a liking to a duck in tennessee. george's owner jackie says the pooch was depressed and not doing well following the loss of his best friend two years ago. then last week a duck appeared on her back porch. the two have been inseparatable. the duck likes the rest his bill on his leg. >> 4:57 and new this morning, reality star kendall jenner arrives home to find a stalker waiting for her. details on that coming up later.
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