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>> ♪ >> now on "action news" kathleen kane convicted. there are calls for her to step down but it doesn't look like that's what she's going to do. >> happening today, local red cross volunteers will prepare to help flood victims in louisiana. >> it's day seven of our heat wave. today with awful humidity. the steam bath goes on while accuweather tracks storms to our south. >> good morning. it's 5:30 on this tuesday august 16th. david is off. we have matt pelman and karen rogers. sounds like hibernation is a good idea. >> it really is a good idea to try to stay cool whatever you can do. it's been a long time since you've been outside. today is day seven of the heat wave. the excessive heat warning continues through 8 o'clock tonight and we now have heat advisories back in place for the rest of the region and that's because of the combination of the heat and the humidity. so, it's 77 degrees right now philadelphia, 74 in reading, 76 in millville and atlantic
city. it's warm already and the dewpoints today are going to be higher than yesterday. 71 in philadelphia, 76 in millville. any time you hit 70 it's oppressive humidity. already feeling oppressive in most areas except north and west, the lehigh valley and the poconos looking a little bit better at this moment. satellite6 and action radar showing we had some storms that tried to move through overnight really kind of dissipated. we've got another one out to the west. i've got a better view of this. with storm track life double scan the best way to see exactly what's happening. first let's go into the stronger storms near state college and you can see that lifting up to the north and east heading towards williamsport tow sew that's a ways out there yet that we're watching but also here in atlantic city some light showers. the reason that we're watching is we do have a slight risk of strong to severe weather through the area. best chance for that later this afternoon. 7:00 a.m., 77, lots of clouds today in the morning. by 10:00 a.m. 83. a mix of clouds and sun at lunchtime, 89. by 3 o'clock, 94 but it's going to feel like it's a
little over a hundred. chance for a strong storm and that's going to cut the temperature at 5 o'clock down to 88. i've got future tracker6 standing by, matt, so you can really see he when these storms evolve and i'm going give you a warning, some of it's going to happen during evening commute. >> gee, thanks, that will be great. good morning to you karen. we'll be watching out for them. good morning, everybody. and this morning we're watching this, a developing situation in lawrence township mercer county where a dump truck has flipped over and it's leaking diesel fuel all over the ramp from route one to 95 southbound. so, that's to get on 95 headed toward pennsylvania. that ramp mostly blocked at this point because of that overturned dump truck. chopper six making its way toward the scene so we'll show you pictures in just a little while but it's an area you want to avoid this morning, lawrence township mercer county. the better news comes in in elmer where they've reopened the westbound side of 40 chestnut street by elmer presbyterian church. was closed for some electrical repairs following an overnight crash. it has just reopened. and the vine street expressway
is opened and ready for you this morning. it will close tonight at 11 o'clock but for now you're good to go on 676 the vine and overnight construction here on the roosevelt boulevard northbound near fox street has cleared out so everything is reopened here but still some work going on if you're head toward newport delaware. for the next half hour a couple lanes blocked along 141 southbound at the boxwood road overpass. pham. >> thank you, matt. the defense called it a crushing blow. attorney general kathleen kane lab found guilty on all nine charges convicted for abuse of power and perjury. there are calls for her to resign but as she's been all along she seems to remain defiant. annie mccormick is live outside of the montgomery county courthouse where that verdict came down last night. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. already attorney general kathleen kane has says that she will appeal this. it's not clear what is going to happen next for the attorney general's office. a number of lawmakers are calling for her resignation
including governor tom wolf. jurors handled down guilty verdicts on nine counts including two 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. kane'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 testifies team spoke outside the courthouse. montgomery county district attorney kevin steele also addressed the media. >> conviction on all counts was crushing blow. i'm not going say otherwise. in many of my cases where no witnesses appeared, the opposite is also true. so, it's a strategy. obviously we thought that it
would work. but i'll be the first person to say we were wrong. >> this is about the defendant going before the grand jury in montgomery county and lying to that grand jury. the evidence was overwhelming in that regard. >> reporter: now, currently the first deputy attorney general is bruce castor. he served montgomery county as their district attorney. as a republican many years ago. now, he has issued a press release for a press availability at 1 o'clock today at the attorney general's office in harrisburg. not clear what announcement will be made. now, per law, kane does not have to resign until she is sentenced. that sentencing is scheduled for 90 days from now. for now reporting live in norristown, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt back to you. >> let's see what happens in harrisburg this afternoon. thanks annie. hillary clinton is making a stop in philadelphia today. the democratic nominee will
visit west philadelphia high school and urge voters to register before the october 11th deadline. clinton will also attend the opening of a new coordinated campaign officers on south 52nd street. she campaigned in scranton with vice president joe biden yesterday. a republican presidential nominee has not won pennsylvania since 1988. yet, there remains among the most contested battleground states. republican nominee donald trump will speak to private donors in lacrosse, wisconsin today. a public rally north of milwaukee will be held tonigh tonight. a marquette university law school poll released last week shows trump trailing hillary clinton by 15 points among likely voters in the badger state. >> trump's appearance may add another charged element to the already tense atmosphere in that city but at least for now there's a bit of calm after tight public curfews have quelled protests. police chief reported six arrests on monday but no reports of damage or injuries. the fatal police shooting of
sylville smith on saturday sparked clashes that lasted through the weekend. one person was shot cars were torched and rocks were thrown at police. at a vigil smith's family called for peace. police are investigating the shooting. they say the body camera of the officer involved look like is also african-american shows smith pulling a handgun during that encounter. back here seven passengers are roofing from a septa bus crash that shut down germantown avenue. this happened near the intersection with juniata street in the nicetown section of philadelphia around 8:30 last flight. the route 23 bus collided head on with a car. investigators haven't yet said who is to blame for this. >> 5:37. severe flooding across southern louisiana has cost seven people their lives. and more than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes. 11,000 are staying in shelters. entire neighborhoods in baton rouge are surrounded by water and there could be more evacuations as creeks and streams continue to rise. >> it's like the end of your life, end of your world you know having to start over like
that. but we worked so hard for it. >> local help is on the way to louisiana. the red cross is dispatching 30 volunteers from pennsylvania this morning to help with that disaster response. >> this heat wave feels like it has doinged on and on and today it's like walking into a wall it's so humid. >> yeah, day seven of the heat wave and it doesn't end today. tomorrow we're looking at temps in the 90's as well. let's take a look right now at storm tracker6 live double scan. we've got some light showers that have moved off the coast of atlantic city and surf city. a heavier storm that's out near harrisburg, nothing else in our region. let's go outside right now and show you what it looks like. what a beautiful shot. as you can see the clouds departing, some of the sunshine trying to start to get ready to rise as the skies brighten, a beautiful shot over the ben franklin bridge as sky6 looks live this morning. 77 degrees already. it is warm, it is muggy. 71 in allentown. 76 in millville. we've got our always on day planner to help you out hour by hour.
let's look at satellite6 and action radar. here we can see a mix. can you see that? we've got the clouds here, we've got a little bit of a break, that's what we were looking at live with that inning mix of the clouds and the break in the clouds. so we've got these showers that tried to move through overnighter and they did but really kills pated. more storms trying to form to the north and west. i think the best chance is later this afternoon. this is a look at tuesday at 5 o'clock with future tracker and look at these line of storms that form near our area. we track this and see them moving through. this is at 7 o'clock, through your evening rush, late afternoon into the evening hours, probably the worst time period where you can see some scattered storms. not everybody's going to get them but those that do can get hit pretty hard by them. here's 10 o'clock at night. still one or two cells left. and the storm prediction center does have our region especially philadelphia i-95 corridor and parts of south jersey and delaware and areas north and west in a slight risk for severe weather. any one storm could be strong to severe.
your high today is 94. but it's going to feel hotter than that and we're looking at 8:00 a.m., 78. by 10:00, 86. by lunchtime a bit more sun mixing with the clouds, 89. by 3 o'clock, 94 and then after you get those storms, those temperatures are going to drop to the upper 80's pretty quickly. at 5 o'clock, 88 degrees and watch for those storms forming here or there. a good way to avoid the heat is going to the shore today. you're going have a sea breeze in the new jersey beaches as you're sitting on the beach about 86, in delaware 89 but you got to watch for a late day thunderstorm. so, this is the last day of the extreme heat although we expect the heat wave to continue tomorrow. it's worse today with the humidity. because the heat index when you factor in the humidity between 100 and 104 this afternoon. a heavy thunderstorm around and downpours and lightning with those storms. here's your exclusive accuweather seven day. 94 today. it's hot and humid. tomorrow still hot, 92. it will be sticky through much of the area -- the lehigh valley will be a little bit better. stuckey at the atlantic city
air show with a couple of storms tomorrow. thursday we all feel less humid, 89, partly sunny. friday mostly sunny, 91. the heat's right back at you. saturday partly sunny and 90. sunday humid with sunshine and clouds and a thunderstorm, again 90 and on monday, we're looking at mostly cloudy skies and 88 degrees, chance for a shower or thunderstorm. so, we've already had 31 days where we've had over 90-degree temperatures and you can see on that seven day we're just adding even more here and here. so, it's a hot summer. >> how many days until fall? >> too many to count at the moment. >> all right. it's 5:41 and new this morning, an armed abduction at a beach resort in mexico has tourism promoters scrambling to reassure travelers. >> a restaurant owner in new mexico mixes olives with the black lives matter movement and some give him his just deserts. matt. >> good morning, matt. we're live along the schuylkill expressway at the off ramp to 30th street. the eastbound off-ramp is going to close for construction at 8:00 tonight overnight but right now everything looks fine. update on our overturned dump
>> matt pelman i don't know if people are going but hopefully it includes a pool in the destination. >> we're a week into this heat wave. now i think that's more than enough but you know what, i'm saving my complaints for february so hopefully you're powering through it as well. coming out of the burbs this morning just a couple of issues but one of them is a biggy. it's in lawrence township mercer county and it's an overturned dump truck that's leaking diesel fuel and we're get something more specifics on exactly where this is. as you come away from the quakerbridge mall heading south on route one, you can't head for 95 south to get over toward pennsylvania. that's the ramp that's blocked. route one southbound to 95 southbound. if you want to keep going down to franklin corner road then you can sort of detour locally and get to 95 southbound that way but the ramp from route one southbound coming away from the mall to get to 95 southbound to head toward pennsylvania is blocked because of that overturned dump truck. meanwhile it's just a little overnight construction continuing on the northeast extension northbound between quakertown and the lehigh
valley interchange. the left lane is blocked. our southbound zone approaching lehigh valley has cleared so that's some good news. perkiomen township new construction got under way yesterday. it's each day this week from 9:00 until 3:00, restrictions along myers road near seitz road. overnight construction by the mall week nights until sometime in october working on the water main. starting at 8 o'clock watch out for restrictions but right now if you're traveling down by the mall towards the schuylkill expressway everything looks fine. matt and tam. >> thank you, matt. a brooklyn man faces second degree murder charges in connection with the killings of a muslim cleric and his associate. the nypd says it found a revolver and other evidence at the home of 35-year-old oscar morel. they arrested him on sunday saying he struck a bicyclist with his suv just 10 minutes after the deadly shootings near a mosque in queens on saturday. authorities have not decide
whether to call this a hate crime. and this is new, an hack owe abduction along mexico's pacific coast has tourists rattled. a group of gunmen kidnapped 10 people from a busy restaurant on the main boulevard of puerta vallarta connects the hotel zone to the airport. the victims are believed to be involved in criminal gang activity. authorities are encouraging visitors to continue with their plans saying they have reinforced security. >> vanderbilt university is paying more than a million dollars to remove the word confederate from one of its residence halls. they contributed $50,000 towards the construction of that building back in 1933. the vanderbilt tried to change the name 2002 but that was blocked in court. under a new agreement, vanderbilt will return the current value of the donation meaning that the tennessee udc will be getting $1.2 million. vander builder sales the money will come from an anonymous donor. people in albuquerque new mexico are calling outer an
italian restaurant for being insensitive to the black lives matter movement. paisano's put block olives. many may feel it is trivializing an important message. the owner disagrees arguing when he put black olives matter saying he was not trying to stir up facial tension he said he made the shirts after he got calls from people asking if they could buy a souvenir
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george happy since george was sad after he lost his old pal a black lab several years ago. the duck sleeps on george's bed even likes to rest his bill on george's leg. now that's a friend. >> sweet friendship. >> cute. they go together like traffic and weather. [laughter] >> spring garden street overtop the schuylkill river if you're head toward the art museum headed down the parkway through that ongoing construction mess so far things look okay but a note on that construction mess, this morning they're shifting traffic on 20th street northbound around onto part of the newly built area over the vine street expressway. so, just one lane available there. traffic shifts this morning along 20th street and once again overnight the trolleys were not running in the center city tunnel as our blitz continues. that's going to happen again tonight and each week night in the next couple weekends as well but during the day everything runs normally. karen. >> we've got a hot and humid day ahead. by 7:00 a.m., 77, clots of clouds. watching for a shower or a thunderstorm at any point. by 10:00, 85. by lunchtime 89 degrees.
your lie is 94 around 3 o'clock and any time after 3:00 we could see a strong to severe storm in one or two spots and that's going bring down the t at 6 o'clock it will drop down to 86 after that rain has moved through. here's a look at the heat index tracker. at lunchtime it's going the feel like it's 95 degrees. in the afternoon it's going to feel like it's in the low one hundreds so be careful with the heat and the humidity today, matt and tam. >> okay karen. if there are storms out there you can track them by going to our storm tracker6 radar site on 6abc.com/weather. a mysterious object fell from the sky hitting a house in washington state. the small round metal object landed on laurie's house in buckley. it's at approach to sea-tac airport and there's a small private air strip only a quarter mile down road. >> it's not very heavy. for it to hit that hard and make that loud of a noise hit to come from a distance. >> local aviation experts say it appears to be an inspection
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>> and meteorologist dave murphy. >> good morning everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday august 16th and here's what's happening the. >> the you're said guilty. pennsylvania's attorney general convicted of leaking grand jury secrets and lying about it. >> two sides clash over an iconic statue of a former philadelphia mayor. >> new this morning police blame a fire bug for the wildfire burning down scores of homes out west. >> and today will be even more of a scorcher than yesterday. let's turn to mearns karen rogers in for dave murphy and matt pelman. >> this afternoon you'll notice the difference. the excessive heat warning continues until 8 o'clock tonight and the national weather service is also added advisories around the surrounding area also until 8 o'clock tonight. 77 degrees right now in philadelphia, 72 in allentown, 74 in reading, 74 in millville, 76 in atlantic city. so, we're looking at warm and muggy conditions. the dew