tv Action News at 430 AM ABC August 17, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EDT
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 4:30 a.m. on this wednesday august 17th and here's what we're following for you. >> breaking news. a firefighter is rushed to the hospital, hurt while battling a two alarm blaze in a south philadelphia apartment building. >> it was his first time at citizens bank park in another uniform and the crowd's adulation may have helped send a few chase utley baseball the fans. >> how much longer will we endure the heat and humidity. somebody is back in the studio. hopefully he's brought some cooler weather with him.
>> there's a full moon out there. >> i was out in the pacific northwest the last 10 days and i kept hearing cecily tynan on my phone saying excessive heat warning. i was like i'm missing a lot. >> yes, did you. >> we still have a hot one for you today and it is still going to be somewhat humid down south of us especially in south jersey and delaware. those of you down in the first state and the garden state especially down towards atlantic city and south are still looking pretty humid but in the i-95 corridor and the northern and western suburbs we should feel better later on. we had showers and thunderstorms last night. 81 degrees in philadelphia, 75 in allentown and trenton and reading. 80 degrees in wilmington. 82 in millville and 80 degrees in cape may. now, for now it's still pretty humid out there. in philadelphia your dewpoint up in the 70's even in allentown and reading on or about 70 and these excessive dewpoints in dover and cape may still in play but as we rolled through the day, again things should get better from about philadelphia north and west. temperatures are still going to cook, though.
79 degrees for those of you running early and still pretty humid for that early run. 86 degrees by noon and then that's your high at 3 o'clock, 92 degrees and it will that probably feel worse than that down the shore even though he the temperatures right down at the beach for the ac air show he will only be in the upper 80's. karen i'll let you know if there's any sign relief in the accuweather 7-day forecast that is coming up. >> great davey we missed you. nice to see you. let's look outside at the vine street expressway, looking dry and clear except it's shut down with in overnight construction. no worries. it should open up in the next half hour. we're seeing one or two cars start to move westbound right now but officially not reopening until 5:00 a.m. let's take a look over here in check out the roosevelt boulevard and this is northbound at wissahickon. we've got construction that had been going on and blocking two lanes. looks like traffic is moving right now okay but just watch for that. also in lower merion we've got a problem with a downed tree. waverly road is closed between river road and lafayette road. all lanes blocked.
still stick to youngsford road as your alternate. construction on the northeast extension northbound and it's between quakertown and the lehigh valley block the left lane. matt and tam. >> thank you karen. breaking news firefighters battle heavy rain lightning and flames at a south philadelphia apartment building. one firefighter had to be rushed to the hospital. "action news" reporter annie mccormick has the full story live on the 1300 block of south broad street. annie. >> reporter: matt, that's right, that one firefighter did suffer smoke inhalation but take a look behind me. this is still a very active scene even though the fire is under control you can see a ladder truck there next door to the home where the fire began. right now it's just a burnt out shell. well, take a look at this video. we're told that this is a two hour fire fight. the two alarm fire broke out just around one:10 in the morning in the 1300 block of south broad street. crews came to heavy fire of
the third floors of the three story row home. neighbors reported they saw a tree sparking near wires in the rear of the property. the fire commissioner briefed us a short time ago. >> we had one firefighter who was taken to the hospital and is currently in stable condition. but again, this was an aggressive outstanding attack, transitional attack by our fire department. everybody has been working hard. we've had a very busy couple weeks in the heat. a real challenge for us so this was a very challenging fire. >> reporter: and a couple weeks in the heat including last night. it was around -- when last -- last night when they were fighting the fire there was lightning, heavy rain. they also had those conditions to deal with, too. there were 75 firefighters out here. they're still out here on the scene. most of broad street in this portion around two blocks around broad and wharton is is closed down while they wrap up here. they still should be out here for several hours. for now reporting live in
south philadelphia, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie thank you. are rescue through a window. the vic stim in critical condition. the fire began on the 300 block of west 21st street. firefighters were able to get it under control in about a half hour. and the small brush fire in southern california has now exploded into a nightmare. it's now a massive wildfire that's throwed a state of emergency being declared. 82,000 people have been told run, get out now. this as a suspected arsonist is arrested for fierce in another part of the state. abc's stephanie ramos has the details. >> reporter: fire crews on the ground and in the air in california battling this brush fire in san bernadino county. >> i can't believe the planes have flown over. it's kind of scary. >> reporter: this blaze dubbed the blue cut fire exploding across at least 18,000 acres east of los
angeles leaving behind charred homes and cars, swing sets melted forcing at least 82,000 people out of their homes. the rising heat and high winds causing this fire made dough. kabc's long time chopper pilot over the fire. >> this is a monster of a fire that is moving faster than any fire that i've seen in a very, very long time. >> reporter: and this is just the late nest a rash of wildfires that has consumed some california counties. this wildfire called the clayton fire scorched at least 4,000 acres and 175 structures since saturday. most of the area is still off limits with thousands forced to evacuate. but for one california community where they witnessed fiery blazes get way too close to their homes a sigh of relief mixed with outrage. >> it is my pleasure to announce the arrest of damin anthony pashilk on 17 ounce of arson.
>> reporter: police say he's a serial areas in heist sparked fires across this california town including the one that exploded over the weekend. with a serial arsonist behind bars that's a win but fires are still raging in california. governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency in the state as firefighters tried to put out the intense fires. stephanie ramos abc news, washington. >> happening today, kathleen kane will step down as pennsylvania's attorney general. her decision came less than 24 hours after a jury convicted the state's top law enforcer of leaking classified grand jury information and then lying about it. kane was the first woman and first democrat to be elected attorney general of pennsylvania. in her outgoing resignation statement she says she was honored to serve the people of the commonwealth. kane faces up to seven years in prison when she's sentenced in october. she vows to appeal the convict. second in command bruce castor will take over as
acting attorney general once kane resigns. he's a republican and in a full circle coincidence had served as montgomery county district attorney, the same office which prosecuted kane. >> there will be plenty of thrills in the skies above atlantic city today. that's the u.s. air force thunderbirds causing all the buzz down the shore. the aerial stunt team performed practice runs yesterday. they're getting ready for the show that runs from 11:00 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon with dozens of demonstrations from military and private aircraft. and of course 6abc is a proud broadcast sponsor. >> former philly second baseman chase utley made the most of his return to citizens bank park last night, his first since being traded to los angeles. >> chase utley. [cheers and applause] >> the crowd gave utley such a heartwarming welcome home he couldn't take the box for more than a minute.
one fan held a sign that read chase utley, a philly forever. his first time up he struck out. after the game, utley talked about that big reception and his appreciation for the place he called home for 12 years. >> standing ovation my first at-bat was something that i know i'll never forget to be honest with you. it was truly special. it really shows how passionate and how great the philadelphia fan base is. >> uh-oh. utley later proved he still has power at the plate. he shrugged a one-run homer and a grand slam. the dodgers destroyed the phillies 15 to five mostly on the back of chase utley. >> my son has a signed utley jersey on the wall. he cried. >> gets to see him again tonight. >> yes. >> 4:39. peacocks are known for their beautiful feathers but a florida mom says what happened
>> with all this intense heat comes intense storms. we had some of them overnight and yesterday afternoon in berks county part of a roof was torn off and tree branches broken in west reading. one busted through the rear window of a car. >> normally you get these storms and you get some relief. got a little bit of that, right. >> little bit of it across most of the region today. storstorm tracker6 live double scan we did have showers and storms come through last night. the only thing we have on radar is to the north and northwest of philadelphia. doesn't look like any of that is heading here necessarily.
we'll keep our eye on that stuff west of harrisburg though. as we look outside we're looking at sky6. there's the shore and a pretty clear picture along the beach as we get ready for the ac air show later this afternoon and it's going to be sticky down there at the shore. temperature right now in philadelphia is 81 degrees. for now the dewpoint is up over 70 so as you head out early really here and across the entire region it's still on the humid side. winds not that strong. we did get a couple showers that came through last night and a couple thunderstorms. that's all gone. a little bit more shower activity out to the west probably falls apart before it gets here but we'll keep our eyes on it. if that did make it through it would be later this morning. 79 degrees by 8 o'clock and overall we're going for a mix of clouds and sun today and it's going to get hot again in the afternoon. by noon, 86 and by 3 o'clock in philadelphia up to 92 degrees. should be a little less humid in and around the city and points north and west as we go throughout afternoon. more on that in a second. high temperatures across the region 87 in allentown, 88 in reading. notice how across parts of the region there's no longer a
heat wave but in philadelphia we are still continuing the longest stretch in the 90's of the summer with that high of 92. wilmington 90. millville 91 and we've got upper 80's in cape may and up the coast in atlantic city today. now, closer look shows you 89 in ac for the air show. it is still going to be very humid with heat index volumes up over 100 so if you're going to be down the beach today especially in a.c. with all the crowds make sure you keep hydrated and play it safe. 89 degrees is there high in cape may. 90 in both rehoboth and bethany beach. here's the humidity story. at 10 o'clock it will still be sticky he in philadelphia but watch what happens as we go through the afternoon. drier air behind a passing front does come in and, you know, mid 60's is still humid air but it's nothing like the oppressive stuff we've had a lot of the recent days. down to the south though we're still going to have those dewpoints up in the 70's maybe even higher than the model suggests and that continues right into the evening. and then tonight there's another issue, too. overnight late at knighten, 11 o'clock in particular and
then on into about 2:00 in the morning there's the chance of a passing shower and maybe a rumble of thunder. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast today's high 92. the heat wave continues. it will be less humid across a good portion of the area though and 92 is that high. then partly sunny tomorrow, 89 degrees. might be a little bit stickier tomorrow, spotty thunderstorm in the afternoon possible and then mostly sunny and hot on friday with a high of 91 and i expect it to get a bit more humid but it really gets sticky again on saturday with high of 90 a spotty thunderstorm, 90 hot and humid again on sunday with a better chance of an afternoon thunderstorm and then mostly cloudy on monday, 88 and then finally on tuesday, much nicer but we have a little stretch to go before we really get into that nice stuff. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the latest weather information on 6abc.com/weather. a little bit of a break in humidity across most of the region today. south jersey and delaware not so much. >> thank you david. a trip to a park turned
fright full for florida mother when a peacock attacked her child in orlando yesterday morning. she says the peacock jumped on her two-year-old son jackson's head barely missing his eye. he. the park ranger noted the birds had been more aggressive. an orange county spokesperson apologized to brown and said she would look into the matter. >> a carjack intertexas made a tearful apology to the man he injured while stealing his car. the dallas sheriff's offs released surveillance video of the incident. it shows 28-year-old leidon ireland walking up to a car dragging the owner 75 feet. ireland says he was high on meth when he was caught on the video he back on july 27th and admitted it all began ruining his life back when he was 12 years old. >> i you wouldn't be able to live with myself if his family lost him. i'm going to do my time and
hopefully i get it right. >> the victim's wife says if ireland really wants to make amends he'll do his time and make it count. >> a quiet community in bethlehem is reeling after a shocking crime. a 66-year-old man was stabbed to death by his wife of 41 years. police dual an apartment complex on the 100 block of valley park south on sunday. they found roger herencia dead from stab wounds. police say kathleen confessed to the murder saying she became enraged after her husband said he didn't need her anymore and that he was kicking her out. >> 4:47 and the future of driving like this is rushing towards us. an automakers is planning to roll out a new vehicle with no steering wheel required and soon. >> also ahead a milestone for new york city where you can now shop again nearly 15 years after a terrorist attack ended that. >> ♪
yesterday. we're looking live right now. we just have some construction out here but it is blocking two lanes. you can see the flashing lights up ahead. this is 202 northbound at gulph road. traffic moving okay but watch for two lanes being blocked. an early morning accident just coming in to us. radnor township montgomery county on matsonford road at county line road. police are on the scene so they'll help up get around it. in norristown an issue here with a water main break. it's on elm street at dekalb. it's on the shoulder so traffic's getting by at this hour but we'll have to see what happens with that water main break. and the fire department is out here right now with some activity and they're blocking the lanes of broad street. it's southbound at wharton street so just use any of the numbered streets to get around that. with all lanes blocked on broad street matt and tam. >> all right, thank you, karen. and you can now shop once again at the world trade center in new york city. the westfield world trade center mall opened its doors to the public yesterday. this is the first time in nearly 15 years that shopping is a part again of the world trade center. visitors were treated to a concert by philadelphia's own leslie odom jr. part of the history making hamilton cast on broadway. 60 shops and restaurants have already opened at the mall. more than a hundred stores are
expected to be opened in time for the christmas holiday season. >> time for your first look at business here at the big board. ford promises it will have self driving cars without steering wheels brakes or gas pedals in mass production in five years. kelly blue book says ford's goal is more aggressive because unlike automakers it has plans for car that that people will not be able to control at all completely automated. pennsylvania has given 81 private stores across the state permission to sell wine under the new law that took effect last week. the pennsylvania liquor control board approved their permits out of 174 requests so far. the board expects to grant licenses later this week for companies that want to ship wine directly to customers. the major stock indices were all down slightly yesterday. the dow lost 84. this morning futures are slightly green but they're mostly flat. more proof that trading stocks on emotion is a good way to loss money. the state street center for
applied research conducted a survey of 3,000 retail investors and it found in those who love money more tend to lose it more and those who love money the least, make better investment decisions. >> because as you always say one of the best ones sometimes is just leave it alone. >> leave it alone. also studies have proven that women are better trade interstocks than men overall. >> men get antsy. >> yes, absolutely. >> it's four:53. warning about raw food are going out in hawaii. more than 150 people have gotten sick with hepatitis. >> plus, mother nature added heavy rains and lightning to a fire fight in south philadelphia and a firefighter was hurt. a live report on this breaking story is coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> ♪
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and as of now, i'd have to say no. >> prosecutors in turkey are now demanding two life sentences for a poconos based muslim cleric who they blame for a failed military coup. he's accused of master mining the july 15 coup that left more than 270 people dead. ghoul ran and more than 100 other suspects are accused of transferring funds through charities or donations to the u.s. via front companies. the indictment also made claims to ghoul ran's role in the failed coup in turkey. health officials say they know what caused nearly 170 people the fall ill with hepatitis a in hawaii. they have linked the outbreak to frozen scallops from the
philippines. they were served raw at the popular sushi chain ghenki. 11 of the chain's restaurants have been shut down and ordered to throw away all of their food. >> it's not been a good week for passengers at j.f.k. earlier this week a report of a scare of shots fired and now they're dealing way power out tap. the outage at terminal eight affected escalators and elevators also impacting baggage screening you. all are running this morning aren't there were delays that were made worse by the severe weather overnight. american airlines which owns the terminal is allowing customers to change travel plans today without a fee if you need to. ironically it's the same section of j.f.k. that was affected by false reports of gun slots on sunday night when it was people enjoying usain bolt winning his 400 relay. >> still to come this morning the number of those you would in massive flooding in louisiana rises as the flood waters recede in some parts. >> film maker kevin smith
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday august 17th. we're following some breaking news. >> firefighters face flames torrential rains and thunder in south philadelphia. the fire fight leaves one responder injured. we're live on the scene. >> fire damages a classroom on the property of a chester coun