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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 dewpoints are already over
70 degrees but they're going to climb well into the 70's through the day today. so, how it feels oppressive even more so than yesterday and here you could see those dewpoints. a little better in the lehigh valley but 71 in philadelphia, already 74 in millville and dover and this afternoon they're going to climb further. satellite6 and action radar showing lots of clouds. we could see a couple showers or thunderstorms try to fire up, really kind of dissipated right now but that's something we're watching because we have a slight chance for severe weather later today. at 8 o'clock, 78 degrees, lots of clouds and some sun. by 10:00 more sun and 86. by lunchtime 89. at 3 o'clock, 94 degrees. that's your high today with some strong storms especially later this afternoon. and that's going to cut the temperature down pretty quickly so at 6 o'clock you're looking at about 86 degrees but still a thunderstorm in spots. those storms really could be strong so i'm going to show you what it looks like on future tracker6 and help you time out your day in a couple minutes, matt isn't sounds like you have some friends honking at you out there this morning. good morning, karen, good
morning, everybody. we need some of our friendly cleanup crews here in lawrence township mercer county. as promised chopper6 hd has made its way to the scene of the overturned truck that's blocking the ramp from route one southbound to 95 southbound. looks like it spilled a whole bunch of trash all over the ramp. looks like it damaged the guardrail as well and we're hearing there's also a diesel fuel leak coming from the truck so this ramp route one southbound coming away from the quakerbridge new get onto 95 southbound to head toward pennsylvania is blocked. let's hit the maps and instead of that ramp you can keep going south on one to franklin corner road. if you exit there get over to princeton pike and from there you can get on the southbound side of 95. we'll continue to watching it. we're also watching a situation with an overnight crash that necessitated some emergency construction in elmer by the presbyterian church along 40. 40 westbound has reopened so go ahead and use that this morning. but now there's a new crash here on the schuylkill expressway right by the roosevelt boulevard route one. it's mostly on the side but
people are slowing down just a bit as they head eastbound towards center city to see what's going on with this accident. in center city this is the vine street expressway. we've been seeing some westbound slowing approaching 76. doesn't look too terrible at the moment and here on 95 just starting to tap the brakes southbound entering the work zone at cottman avenue. staying farther south headed toward girard at this point just a little building volume on 95. the big issue is in mercer county and matt we'll keep tabs on that. >> we'll check in with you. thanks matt. pennsylvania's political world is waiting word from attorney general kathleen kane. will she resign now these she's been found guilty of all nine counts in her perjury trial or will she wait until sentencing to stepdown annie mccorp chicago live at the montgomery county courthouse where that verdict was read last night. annie. >> reporter: matt, even before the verdict came down a number of lawmakers have been asking attorney general kathleen kane to resign but those calls came again last night including from governor tom wolf. she says she's going to
appeal. jurors handed 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 on this 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 defense team spoke outside the courthouse. montgomery county district attorney kevin steele also addressed the media. >> seeing that we had somebody who felt that she was above the law. >> my client and her family, it's a tragic, you know, beyond any measure and something that she has to deal with.
she's a very strong woman and she will deal with it. >> reporter: now, the current first deputy attorney general bruce castor who also happened to serve as montgomery county district attorney as a republican several years ago, he has called for a news conference this afternoon at the attorney general's office in harrisburg, but no word about what type of announcement that he he will make. now, kane has not said again whether or not she will resign but per law she has to upon sentencing. that sentencing, though he, is not scheduled for another 90 days. for now reporting live in norristown annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie thank you. it is now 6:05 and demonstrators clashed over the future of a statue of former philadelphia mayor frank rizzo. about 300 people gathered in south philadelphia yesterday to rally support for keeping the 9-foot bronze statue. thousands of people have signed a petition however for its removal calling rizzo a racist. but yesterday's rally turned chaotic when black lives matter protestors arrived to
join in. police will to repeatedly separate the groups as they marched to center city. jodi dell barber was rizzo's personal assistant. >> i think it's the most ridiculous thing that's ever been tried in the city of philadelphia. he was not a racist number one. >> i think that honestly that black lives matter is going -- overreactorring just a little too bit -- too much. >> members of black lives matter declined to give their point of view on camera. if you stay at a hotel in the last six months and paid with a credit card you might want to give those statements extra scrutiny. maribel aber live at the nasdaq in times square and she's got more on why. googood morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning tam. 20's high profile hotels across the u.s. discovered a breach of their payment systems including the west tin in philadelphia. it's the result of an attack on hgi hotels and resorts which represents brands like marriott star woods sheraton and west tin. they detected malware from march to june on its payment
system used at restaurants shops and other facilities at the hotel. the company says it's investigating with federal authorities and in the meantime it's installed a new payment system. quick on stocks the dow s & p and nasdaq closed at record highs monday thanks to a boost from oil prices. right now futures point to a lower open. and do you want a free he shake shack burger? of course. in celebration for its 100th location, the first 100 guests to show up at a selection many select shake shack will receive a free shack burger but you got to act fast. there are three participating shake shacks in the 6abc viewing area in center city philadelphia, in university city and just outside the king of prussia mall so make sure you're there when the doors open at 10:30 a.m. matt and tam there's a shake shack two blocks from here. best time to go is 11:00 and counter me in for the cheese fries. >> we'll get it to you. 10:30 not too early for a cheeseburger certainly. >> no. >> okay, if you say so. then you got to work out the rest of the day. let's take a look right now at storm tracker6 live double scan. few showers near surf city and toms river and we can certainly see those cells
forming out near state college with double scan i've got a closer view of this and that way you can see we've got a couple of showers trying to pop up here or there. we see a few north of pottstown. what you're seeing there in quakertown and doylestown is just ground clutter and that's not reaching ground. let's go outside. you get the idea it's a little unstable as we look live with our temple university camera. we've got a beautiful shot of sky6. we have lots of clouds up above but we're going to see a good amount of sunshine mixing with it. it's 77 degrees the current temperature. the dewpoint is 71. it already feels oppressive. the pressure is falling. the winds are south-southwesterly and the ocean temperature is 69. satellite6 and action radar showing lots of clouds in place. we saw some showers and thunderstorms trying to fire up especially south of the city overnight and now you can see a few cells shrek speckled. better chance of seeing storms is later in the afternoon. i was looking at this earlier, any time around 3 o'clock you can start to see a cell form or two but this is a look at
5 o'clock where it starts to get a little more organized and this model showing a line of storms really developing and moving through the area and you can tell by some of the colors here, the red and the purple, how intense these storms will be. that gives you an indication of how heavily it's going to rain and when it comes down so quickly oftentimes you get hail and that could be the case today. so any time after 3:00 this is looking at 7:00 and still some cells in place. at 10:30, getting quieter after that but we're watching because any one of these storms could be strong to severe. 94 degrees for your high. but it's more humid than yesterday. so it's going to feel like it's in the low 100's. at 8:00 a.m., 78. at 10:00, it's 86. buy noon, it's 89. by 3:00 p.m., 94. that's your high today. any time after 3:00 we start to see those cells form and that could very quickly drop the temperature from 94 to 88 because we're going to get that rain cooled atmosphere. a good idea to go to the beach if you want to avoid the heat early in the afternoon and the delaware beaches it will be about 89, new jersey beaches
86. will you have a sea breeze but you're watching nor late day thunderstorm. we saw how most of that activity is moving from west to east so you may sneak in a good early afternoon but you got to be careful this is the last day of the extreme heat. the heat index is going to be about 100 to 104 this afternoon. we're also watching for a heavy thunderstorms with lightning late this afternoon. here's your seven day. hot and humid with a thunderstorm. 94 for your high today. tomorrow still hot and still pretty sticky, 92. couple of thunderstorms. by thursday, you really feel less humid. it's feeling better but still warm and 89. friday mostly sunny, 91. saturday partly sunny, 90. heat's back on. sunday humid with sunshine and clouds. we're looking at also a temperature of 90 degrees. on monday, mostly cloudy, a couple of showers or thunderstorms and 88 degrees. so, we keep adding on these 90 plus degree days and we've got one today. >> okay, thanks karen. 6:10 now and next and new this morning, police say that
devastating wildfire out west which is still burning this morning was intentionally set and they make an arrest. >> the end of an era on the las vegas strip. an iconic hotel couples down. matt. >> speeds will be coming down for sure tam because a new crash just popped up here on 95. southbound side right by the exit for the vine street expressway. vehicle is facing the wrong way. there's debris on the roadway. this just happened. we'll keep watching this and the overturned truck in mercer county when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪ ♪
>> welcome back. chopper hd channel six is over a mess here in south jersey. this is where route one and 95 meet up there in mercer county. this we believe is a trash truck over on its side and you can just see debris everywhere on the roadway, off to the side, off in the trees even and we're also hearing that they're dealing with a fuel spillage out there as well. so chopper6 over what looks like it could be a scene for some time to come. >> continuing our coverage right now with matt pelman. >> yeah, what a trashy situation. we're about an hour into this situation in lawrence township mercer county and the truck remains on its side with trash all over the ramp that's coming away from route one southbound coming away from the quakerbridge mall getting onto 95 southbound to head toward pennsylvania and bucks
county. that ramp from one southbound to 95 southbound is blocked because of this truck on its side. there's a heavy duty wrecker on the scene. you've got some emergency crews otherwise also assisting but the ramp completely blocked off as you come south on one and as chopper pans back you can see that ramp shut down from one southbound to 95 southbound. so, if you keep going south on one you can exit for franklin corner road. run that over to princeton pike and then take princeton pike back up to 95 southbound and from there you can work your way over to pennsylvania. but once you get on 95 in pennsylvania, we've got problems around center city. an accident that just happened about 10 minutes ago here in the southbound lanes right by the exit for the vine street expressway. vehicle right there is facing the wrong way. there's debris on the roadway. southbound traffic's only squeezing by there on the left side, on the left shoulder because now emergency crews are on the scene. and of course this is the spot on 95 where we're busiest in the morning as people head
into center city so already you're stacked solidly from allegheny avenue through this point at 676 the vine. it's going to be a mess on 95 southbound this morning. we'll keep watching it. we're also watching a crash on the ramp from the roosevelt boulevard southbound to the schuylkill eastbound right where they meet up. that crash is mostly off to the side so luckily you can squeeze around that one without too much of a problem. and of course i've got some construction for you. starting at 6 o'clock this morning the flaggers have been out along richlieu road in bensalem so they're going to be there all day today. might want to stick with old lincoln highway or hulmeville road instead of richlieu road. old york road is closed at jamison because of construction all week. bristol road in same neck of the woods reopened on friday. matt and tam. >> thanks matt. new this morning police arrested a plan for starting a wildfire that is still burning through a northern california town right now. police charged 40-year-old damon palshilk yesterday with 17 counts of arson. the blaze destroyed more than
175 homes so far and caused more than $10 million worth of damage. the wildfire in lake county about 90 miles north of san francisco is just 5 percent contained. authorities also think he started other fires in the past year. >> also new a couple is enjoying the surf in miami beach when he they found themselves in a rip current. the wife says her husband gave everything to save her. kendra smith and her husband sherrod when iting ton were playing in the florida waves when the powerful rip current swept them away. smith says her husband yelled to the lifeguard to save her first which they d lifeguards then got ahold of when iting ton who was passed out by the time they got him to shore. they were not able to revive him. smith says she'll never forget what her husband did for heavy. >> life is so short. i would have never guessed in a million years that we were going have fun and the next thing you know he's gone. but he'll always be my hero. >> smith says the pair had been married for two years and
they loved having fun together. new this morning's an iconic vegas landmark went out with a bang. the blast powered the 61-year-old riviera hotel and casino was demolished just moments ago. it hosted headliners from lib rach cle to dean martin. it closed in may of 2015. the city plans to use the site to expand its convention center. >> next in health check a warp for pregnant women about a common pain killer we all have in our medical cabinets. karen. >> a high today of 94 degrees. normally the high would be 86. the record 98. the real problem is the humidity is up from yesterday. it's going to feel oppressive this afternoon. details in that forecast coming up. >> kicking off today's tech bytes google's answer to face time. >> the tech giant released a video calling feature called duo overnight. one big difference it allows the recipient of a call to see the person calling before accepting and turning on the
camera. app spell reportedly planning to unveil three new ipads but not until next year. >> online tech sources report the rollout will include a new screen size, a 10.5-inch ipad pro that's in the middle of the two current ipad pro sizes. and check out the stunning corn maze design for a video game lovers. >> massive 8-acre maze which features some of your favorite marrow brothers characters is located on a farm in new york. 10,000 visitor its are expected to visit the farm this year. >> and that's about 9,900 going to get lost in it. >> those are your tech bytes. slept...
vehicle facing the wrong way. traffic's only getting by on the shoulder southbound headed toward penn's landing. already jammed solid from approaching allegheny through this point at the vine with this accident on 95. also just got word of a new crash in camden county on the new jersey turnpike southbound near exit three for the black horse pike. that one luckily they pushed off to the side so everything's opened there and of course we're expecting delays again this morning on the regional rails. those new schedules updated schedules took effect on four lines yesterday. so far no huge delays this morning. karen. >> in an average summer we would see about 27 90 plus degree days. this summer so far we've had 31. we're going to tack on a few more this week including today with a high of 94. at 7:00 a.m., 77 degrees. at 10:00, 85. at lunchtime 89. overall a mix of sun and clouds, chance for a shower or thunderstorm but more of that activity will be confined to the late afternoon hours. 94 degrees, that's your high today. we'll hit it at about
3 o'clock. but it will feel like about 100 to 102. a few strong to severe storms. look how that temperature drops from 94 to 86. you feel the difference behind that rain cooled atmosphere but the storms could be strong to severe. be careful matt and tam. >> will do. thank you karen. new study finds pregnant women who take acetaminophen more regularly are more likely to have a hype ar hyperactive c. researchers are not saying don't use the drug it's technically safe for pregnant women. instead they're advising it be used in a limited way. the study is published in there medical journal the jama pediatrics. >> u.s. gymnast simone biles had to settle for bronze in the balance beam at the summer games. she captured three golds in rio san wevers.
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j.f.k. airport now say olympic celebrations may be to blame. surveillance video shows travelers cheering loudly while watching usain bolt's 100-meter victory on sunday neither. police say that may have set off a chain reaction with other people seeing all the commotion and running away. it took three hours to get that airport back to normal. >> a member of the kardashian clan came home to find a stalker on her california property. kendall jenner immediately called 911 on sunday night. police showed up at the hollywood hills home and arrested the 25-year-old man. jenner must moved into the $6.5 million pad this summer. she bought it from actors emily blunt and john krzyzewski. >> one of a these days a break to our heat wave. >> it will be here eventually. chopper6 is live over a big mess in new jersey. a traffic update coming up.
>> break, right now we are following two big traffic trucks live from sky6 and chopper6, one on the left in philadelphia and one on the right in new jersey. >> also kathleen kane convicted. pennsylvania awaits the attorney general's next move and she signals she may not be tonighting. >> happening today, local red cross volunteers will prepare to head flood victims in louisiana. >> it is day seven of our heat wave. the steam bath goes on while accuweather is tracking some strong storms to the south. >> gong, everyone, 6:30 on this tuesday august 16th. david is off, karen rogers is outside in the soup. >> that's right already feeling sticky out here right now. it's more oppressive today than yesterday. that's why the national weather service not only has this excessive heat warning go ahead and take a look at it, that expires at 8 o'clock tonight but also the heat advisory now from noon until
5:00 for the entire area so heat advisories, heat warnings in effect. today will feel worse than yesterday. 77 degrees right now in philadelphia. little better in allentown, 72. 74 in reading. 74 in millville. this afternoon the dewpoints are just going to be oppressive. you'll feel the humidity. satellite6 and action radar showing a good amount of clouds. you're seeing some showers trying to develop here and there and we're watching for that, but the best chance for that is really late this afternoon and we're very concerned about that because the storm prediction center has our region under a slight risk for severe weather. potentially damaging winds the greatest issue but we could also see some small hail and certainly flooding downpours one of humidity this high. by 8:00 a.m.,78. of clouds some sunshine. by 10:00 a.m. 86 degrees. by noon 89 but it will feel like it's in the mid 90's at lunchtime. at 3 o'clock 94. that's your high. but the heat index is going to be about 102. we'll get a couple of strong to severe storms that move
through and that temperature really drops at 3 o'clock 94, at 6 o'clock, 86. behind those storms. so, i'll show you what those storms look like as they evolve and when exactly you have the chance to get it in your neighborhood with future tracker6 coming up in just a few minutes. matt. >> all right, karen, we've got major headaches for 95 drivers on this tuesday morning. first one's right here on the southbound side right where 95 splits from the vine street expressway, 676. an accident involving several cars, one of them was facing sideways. looks like they have it straightened out and pushed off to the side. this truck also involved. they're making progress. now they have the two left lanes opened traveling southbound on 95 toward penn's landing but this is still creating quite the backlog coming southbound now from the betsy ross bridge you hit the wall of traffic with those speeds like 12 miles per hour on down to that scene right by the vine street expressway. there's also a crash this morning on the ramp from the roosevelt boulevard southbound to the schuylkill eastbound. that luckily is mostly off to
the side. but this is not. chopper6 hd remains high in the sky over lawrence township mercer county where this trash truck flipped over a little while ago. still has the ramp from route one southbound to 95 southbound blocked off as they attempt to move some of the trash spilled out of the truck. let's go back to the maps. so that ramp one southbound to 95 southbound is still closed. you can keep going down to franklin corner road. from there you can get to princeton pike and use that to get to 95 southbound. we had a crash on the new jersey turnpike southbound by the black horse pike. that's off to the side but watching a new crash in ambler. this is 309 northbound by susquehanna road. right lane blocked here with debris on the roadway here as well. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. the defense calls it a crushing blow. attorney general kathleen kane has been found guilty on all nine charges convicted for abuse of power and perjury. there are calls this morning for her to resign but she may well 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, tam. and even when those charges came down awhile back a number of lawmakers were calling on the attorney general kathleen kane to resign. now since the verdict came down last night, more are doing the same including governor tom wolf. we haven't heard yet from kathleen kane about what she will do. however, she he did say last night she will appeal. jurors handed down guilty verdicts on nine counts including two for felony perjury after a week of testimony where some of attorneattorney general kathleen kane's former top advisers testified for the prosecution the jury believed she leaked secret investigative documents to the grand jury and lied under oath 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 defense team spoke outside the courthouse. montgomery county district attorney kevin steele also addressed the media. >> conviction on all counts is a crushing blow. i'm not going to say otherwise. in many of my cases there is in witnesses appeared and acquittals were resulted and the opposite is also true. it's a strategy. obviously we thought that it would work. but i'll be the first person to say we were wrong. >> this was about the defendant going before a grand jury in montgomery county and lying to that grand jury. the evidence was overwhelming in that regard. >> reporter: now, the next in line in the attorney general's office first deputy attorney general bruce castor who used to serve here in montgomery county as their district attorney as a republican has called for a
news conference this afternoon in harrisburg at the attorney general's officers. now, per law kane does not have to resign until she's sentenced. that sentencing is not scheduled until 90 days from now. reporting live from norristown annie mccormack channel6 "action news." back to you. >> 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. chin to will the a tenth the opening of a new coordinated campaign officers on south 52nd street. she campaigned in scranton with vice president joe biden yesterday. the republican presidential nominee has not won pennsylvania since 1988, yet it remains among the most contested battleground states. republican nominee donald trump will speak to private donors in lacrosse, wisconsin today. he'll be in milwaukee and then hold a public rally north of milwaukee tonight. a marquette university law school poll released last week showed trump trailing hillary clinton by 15 points among likely voters in wisconsin.
>> 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 in milwaukee after tight public curfews quelled violent protests. in a late night update the city's 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 throughout the weekend. one person was shot consideration were torched and rocks were thrown at police. in a vigil smith's family called for peace. police are investigating that shooting. they say the body camera of the officer involved who is also african-american shows smith holding a happened gun during that encounter. >> nearly one dozen local red cross volunteers are headed to southern louisiana. they will join a massive disaster response following historic flooding in that area. "action news" is at philadelphia international airport early this morning as 30 volunteers arrive for their flights to baton rouge. the red cross will help the tens of thousands who have been forced out of their homes
by what is being billed as a thousand year flood. janice winston is one of the volunteers and says this will be her third trip to louisiana to help during a disaster. >> personal pain that people are suffering, i knew that it was time for me to pack my things and go on a plane and go down and help my people. >> the flooding in louisiana has left seven people dead. at much as 2 feet of rain fell over just two days. >> can you just imagine all the lives devastated down there. >> it's so difficult to hear those stories and we have different stories on this end. we're hearing about people having trouble with the heat as this is day seven of our heat wave and countering. let's take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan. just a few showers near toms river. a storm trying to brew near harrisburg. the rest of the area is drive. let's go on outside and see wait looks like. we've been getting some beautiful shots of a mixture of the clouds trying to move out right now and we're seeing that now in atlantic city. as we look live on sky6 let's check those numbers. it's 77 degrees already in
philadelphia. it's warm and muggy. 72 in allentown and atlantic city at the airport it's 75 degrees. so warm, the humidity today will be worse than yesterday. so, 94 for your high. we also hit 94 yesterday but the humidity wasn't as horrible yesterday. so today it's going to feel like it's in the low 100's this afternoon. by 8:00 a.m., it's 78 with lots of clouds and some sun. by 10:00, 86. by lunchtime, 89 degrees. at 3 o'clock, we'll hit our high of 94 but it's going to feel like it's around 100, one lunn two. then we get some strong to severe storms that move through. watch how the temperature drops from 94 a couple hours later it's in the 80's so we get a quick cutoff with that high temperature because of the storms that will brew. satellite6 and action radar showing right now we have lots of clouds. these showers that you can see on the radar i've been checking they're not actually reaching ground at this point but you get the ready. the atmosphere is a little unstable. we have a warm front that's lifting through but i think the better chance to see some storms is any time after 3 o'clock today.
3 o'clock we start to see some cells firing up and this model of future tracker showing at 5 o'clock this afternoon when you're getting ready to drive them to this evening we have a line of storms that starts to develop went see some of the dark colors indicating how heavy it could downpour with any one of these storms. at 7 o'clock, we see these cells kind of pushing through the area and then clearer by 11 o'clock. so any time after 3 o'clock you're going to want to watch for that because the storm prediction center has placed most # our region in a slight risk for severe weather with some damaging winds possible. so, this is the last day of the extreme heat where the heat index will be over 100 but we're watching for a heavy thunderstorm and some lightning and downpours. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day. hot and humid, a thunderstorm especially late this afternoon. 94 for your high. tomorrow's still hot. 92 for your high temperature. humidity will start to decrease in the afternoon but it's still going to be sticky at the atlantic city air show and we have a chance for a few scattered storms. then thursday less humid.
we all feel a little bit better but there temperature is still quite warm on the 89. friday looks hot again mostly sunny and 91. starting to feel sticky for the weekend but nothing like this past weekend. partly sunny and muggy, 90 for your high on saturday. sunday sun and clouds, it's humid, 90 for your high also with a chance for a thunderstorm. monday looks mostly cloudy with a few storms around as a front moves through. 88 degrees for your high temperature then. so, hot and more humid today. >> all right, it's 6:40. up next more stories that are new overnight including a powerful quake in south america that has killed a u.s. tourist. >> later a critter in crisis scampers into the right place. an emt parking lot. he's got something on his head, matt. >> look at that. good morning, matt. we're live along 95. a solid line of traffic now southbound from bridge street into the vine. we'll check the accident there as well as major accidents on the blue route, 309 and route one all when "action news"
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>> 6:44. we are tracking big problems in new jersey. chopper6 is live over 95 where they are trying to clean up the mess from this overturned truck and it indeed looks like it was carrying garbage which is strewn all over the place. delays continue at this hour. >> let's go over to matt pelman and get the latest on how to get around all of that and other holdups across the city. good morning. >> there's a plethora of problems this morning. we'll return to that one in a second. first let's talk about the bigger delays on 95 and they're here in the southbound direction matt and tam from bridge street through this point at betsy ross bridge on
into the vine street expressway. solid line of traffic that's barely moving all because of what was now an earlier accident on 95 southbound by the vine. at one point a vehicle was facing the wrong way. they've gotten pretty much everything cleared out of the way now so all southbound lanes have reopened. that is it not mean traffic's moving well. it certainly is not on 95 southbound starting right around bridge street you hit those single digit speeds like 9 miles per hour headed in toward the earlier accident scene by the vine. also had a crash early this morning on the ramp from the roosevelt boulevard southbound to the schuylkill eastbound. that one's off to the side luckily so that's good news but now there's a new crash coming in in delco along the blue route, 476, between baltimore pike and the route one media bypass. a vehicle into the guardrail. kind of hard to see. it's right there behind that overhead sign. it's occupying both shoulder hes of the roadway so do you have some slowing here in both directions between the route one media bypass and baltimore pike but at least you can get by in both lanes.
let's go back outside to lawrence township mercer county where this trash truck flipped over right around 5 o'clock this morning. it continues to block the ramp from route one southbound to 95 southbound so that's coming away from the quakerbridge mall headed toward 95 southbound to get down to pennsylvania. if that's normally your ramp keep going south on one to franklin corner road. from there you can get over to princeton pike and from there you can get on the southbound side of 95. mess in mercer county. one more issue here in 309 in ambler northbound side by susquehanna road. this accident still has the right lane blocked. there was some debris there so that's why that lane is blocked with delays coming north of the turnpike. matt and tam. >> thank you, matt. just into "action news" we have learned a u.s. tourist is among those killed during a moderate earthquake in peru. the 5.4 magnitude tremor struck on sunday night. at least four people were killed. the identity of the american has not been rehe leased. the walls and roofs of dozens of adobe homes collapsed in
the quake. it is hour's drive from a famed couldn't door watching outlook popular with foreign vacationers. >> also flew an abduction along mexico's pacific coast also has tourists rattled. mexican officials say a group of gunmen kidnapped 10 people from a busy restaurant other main boulevard of puerta vallarta that 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. >> 6:47. a live preview of "good morning america" is next plus an animal with a sweet tooth gets a little carried away with a yogurt cup. karen. >> it's 77 degrees right now headed up to 94 well above the average of 86. wouldn't that feel nice? your accuweather forecast hour by hour coming up. >> ♪
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]
and as of now, i'd have to say no. >> less than 10 minutes away from "good morning america." >> let's see what they've got coming up. ginger zee has the list. good morning. >> good morning, matt and tam. great to be with you this morning and coming up on "gma" that devastation in louisiana. more than 11,000 people are still in shelters this morning forced from their homes by historic flooding that left at least seven dead. the water is still rising. rob marciano is lie right there in baton rouge with the very latest and i will have the forecast for the severe storms and where that flooding moves next into parts of the northeast. also ahead, donald trump's big speech on terror outlining
this plan for fighting extremism proposing a process of extreme vetting. will the speech put his campaign back on track. abc's matt dowd joining us live. one of the young victims of that tennessee amusement park accident is speaking out. she and two others fell from that ferris wheel falling more than 30 feet to the ground. this morning she's sharing her story with us. and a few surprises in rio. team u.s.a.'s allyson felix becoming the most decorated u.s. women's track and feel star of all time but missing a gold by a dive. as simone biles earned the bronze on at balance beam after a stumble. t j. is lie in rio. we have all of that coming up only on "gma" hoping you have a great tuesday matt and tam. >> you too ginger. >> thanks, ginger it's national rum day today. i'm thinking we might need some after this morning's commute because what a mess outside in delco this is our crash on the blue route 476. headlights coming southbound toward baltimore pike. that vehicle right behind in front of the police car ran
into the guardrail so they're still out there cleaning up. slow going in both directions on the blue route and delays now on a bunch of the septa regional rail trains but the good news is on the west trenton line. a new train starts running this morning from west trenton at 7:08. karen. >> today's temperature profile will be similar to yesterday's. yesterday's lie was 94. today's high 94. the difference is the humidity. today will be more oppressive this afternoon. 7:00 a.m., 77, lots of clouds and some sun. by 10:00 a.m., it's 85. by lunchtime 89 degrees. we could see a shower or a thunderstorm but most especially late afternoon and evening so by 3:00 p.m. we hit our high of 94. then we have strong to severe thunderstorms. today's 94 will be short lived because of the storms that we're tracking. here's the heat index tracker what it's going to feel like. by lunchtime feels like 95. it will feel like it's about 102 at 2 o'clock this afternoon so hang in there.
hematomay heat and humidity continue today matt and tam. >> thank you karen. got to love this story. a hungry squirrel found himself in a sticky situation. take a look at the little fella. hopping and bouncing around trying to get that plastic cup off its head. nothing was working. lucky for the squirrel it hopped into the parking lot of the infield ems in connecticut. a paramedic grabbed the blanket and held the squirrel while the emt pulled the yogurt cup off its head. >> ♪
>> top stories at 6:56. a jury found attorney general kathleen kane guilty of all nine counts in her perjury trial in norristown. she could face up to seven years in prison for leaking lying about it. files and then kane's lieutenant will address the media in harrisburg this afternoon. >> major mess some mercer county this morning. overturned trash truck continues to block the ramp from one southbound to 95 southbound. farther down 95 our next camera shot shows a big delay from bridge street on down to the vine street expressway. that's because of an earlier crash now gone all lanes reopened. karen. >> it's 77 degrees right now at 8:00 a.m., 78, lots of clouds and some sunshine. by 10:00 86. by lunchtime 89 but it will feel like it's the mid 90's. by 3 o'clock we hit our high of 94 but it will feel like it's about 102. any time after three watch for
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good morning, america. breaking overnight a search for survivors under way after deadly floods hit the south. 30,000 rescued. the national guard pulling people to safety. now rivers are on the rise as the midwest faces twisters overnight and severe weather moves east. donald trump talking tough on terror and immigration. >> i call it extreme, extreme vetting. >> how trump says he will keep america safe from isis and will his reset last as vice president joe biden hits the trail with hillary clinton calling trump's ideas dangerous. we have an abc news exclusive. the 10-year-old girl who fell from the top of a ferris wheel speaking out after that terrible dent. >> i was really scared but mostly for my sister.