tv Action News at 430 AM ABC August 25, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EDT
>> ood morning, everyone, 4:30 a.m., august 25. we're following breaking news, a driver hits a philadelphia police sergeant knocking him out of his shoes throwing him 15 feet in the air. we've a live report from the scene in manayunk. a girl caught in the crossfire of a shooting in camden. >> let's go over to david murphy with weather and matt pellman has traffic.
>> reporter: we have cloud cover to the west it will be advancing and this evening, there's a chance of spotty pop pop up thundershowers. 66 in trenton. 68 in wilmington, some makes sure -- neighborhoods milder than the last couple of mornings. we're in the 60s in a couple of neighborhoods, not oppressive, but a tad humidity. they will rise as the day goes on. here's what the next 12 hours looks like. 69 degrees by 7:00 a.m. okay this morning, moderate humidity. 80 degrees by 10:00 a.m., 84 by noon, this afternoon we'll wind up hot with a high of 90 degrees and more and more humid as the day goes on. again, a spotty shower possible, and then tomorrow oppressively hot and humid, heat index values up around 100, what does that spell out for the weekend, matt pellman we'll have more on that,
of course the latest in the topics. >> reporter: good morning, to you, david, good morning, everybody, the heat is coming back, so are the construction crews overnight along the vine street expressway. eastbound lanes are blocked, westbound we have a few vehicles traveling between the broad and the schuylkill expressway. they pretty much clear by 5:00 a.m. work crews have cleared from i-95 northbound at girard same on the boulevard, southbound by fox street. no issues on the schuylkill expressway. in montgomeryville there's overnight work at 309 northbound side at stump road. you can see the right lane out of commission as the front end loader moves around. we have a crash in montgomery county, maple avenue at chestnut street. milling work at berks county and the coventry mall. stay on 422. no big problems there on this thursday morning. >> thank you matt.
breaking this morning, a driver slammed into a philadelphia police sergeant at a traffic stop ripping the sergeant from a his own shoes and throwing him 15 feet. the driver did not stop, but police caught up with him. katherine scott is live at the scene in manayunk with the sergeant's condition. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the sergeant is from the if it -- 5th street admitted to sign stein overnight has a broken color bone and -- hit-and-run, a are 5th strict sergeant struck with such for herself ripped from his shoes and thrown 125 feet. his hat lay on the street. the accident not only caused the sergeant to get hit, caused injuries to his head you, his n,
his right shoulder and elbow and knee. before 1:00 a.m., the sergeant was standing with two other officers when police say a 2008 toyota came speeding on main street. police say the toyota slammed into the sergeant and sideswiped the police vehicle and kept on going, a tow truck driver who witnessed the accident followed the toyota and alerted nearby officers, they stopped him about a mile away on the 400 block of conaroe and taken into custody. >> he he will be arrested for drunk driving. >> reporter: there were several witnesses in addition to the tow truck driver and they will look at surveillance video from main street to see if there's anything that can help put together this case. an 8-year-old girl should
be enjoying these last days of summer break, but instead she is fighting for her life. annie mccormick is live at cooper university hospital with more on that story. >> reporter: good morning, tam, police believe the little girl was hit by a stray bullet rushed to cooper university hospital in extremely critical condition that's the last update that we have. at this hour police are looking for the shooter or shooters that are responsible. the chief of camden police are calling for a all hand on deck approach to get the shooter that put the girl in the hospital. >> individuals responsible for this, they are nothing short of coward, i'm sure that the community has the same feeling at this point in time. >> reporter: it was at #th and cherry, that the girl was caught in the crossfire.
church service taking place feet away. the church was rated. >> reporter: neighbors who did not know the girl reacted. >> my kids i bring them, they play and run up and down here, i feel bad, balls i am a mom they could have been my kids. >> cease-fire, turn the guns in give it up. >> reporter: police are looking for any information especially from the public anybody who may have witnessed this, you can remain anonymous when you call camden police. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> all right, thank you for that. surveillance video shows a man wanted for attacking women as he rides his bike. he rides up behind women and reaches up under their dresses and gropes of them. he has a stocky build and carries a black pack back that
has orange side panels. if you know who this is, call police. people have falling victim to a towing scam in south philadelphia. now the city's mayor and state attorney general is stepping in. frank going to be e is is one oe victim. the police major crimes unit is part of the investigation unit. >> if you put a sign and you tow from a place that is not part of our registerer industry, you will be held liable and find and sanctioned. >> we tried to talk to george smith towing for a second time, but it had no comment. attorney general's office is
also looking into the matter. >> now to the latest out of central italy in the aftermath of earthquake, dozens are thought to be trapped in the buildings, the death toll has reached 247 throughout the region. rescue workers are looking for survivor who may be there among the crumbled buildings. there may be more aftershocks since the earthquake. 6abc.com has more on the search for the survivors and the photo gallery of the late videos. a montgomery man is facing animal cruelty charges clinton holmes faces two dozen charges for not taking care of animals, the inspection of his family
found a number of animals who needed treatment. he supplied pets to hamsters to major retailers like pet co-and pet smart. a new charter school office is an effort to improve oversite. governor wolf said the division will over see brick and mortar and 14 cyber charter schools in the state. the man who received the most expensive face transplant talks about his new look. an attack by militants that went on for hours at a university in average ended overnight. the latest development from that coming up. >> reporter: we could be at the verge of another heat wave this afternoon. we're going for a high of 90. anne tonight's overnight low, a
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ammunition clips. and pat toomey? against an assault weapons ban and against banning high capacity ammo clips like those used in the orlando massacre. listen to pat toomey brag: "i have had a perfect record with the nra." pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
independence national historical park celebrates the 100 anniversary of the national park service. a full day of activities is planned for the park at 6th and market. you can enjoy family friendly games and cupcakes through tonight. don't give me a hard time on my cupcakes. picnic at independence mall and enjoy a concert. >> who doesn't like cupcakes. >> reporter: i had a chance to meet director jarvis last year
at the flower show chd the -- which had the national park service theme. it's nice that they are doing a nice 100 year celebration. national parks are a treasure. storm tracker 6 live double scan is showing you that the weather for the most part is a treasure. we don't have any precipitation, we're getting sunshine early and the clouds thicken a little bit. temperature in the 60s, winds light at 5 miles per hour. there's clouds from the west. most of the showers will fall a part. we'll see that in the northern and western suburbs in the early afternoon or evening hours. generally speaking it will be dry for most of us. 71 degrees by 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 80. we'll hit a high of 90. it will be hot and humid, not oppressively humid, but stickier than the last several days. 89 in wilmington, 90 in reading.
88 in millville. down the shore, warmer today. most ocean destinations 80s. 86 degrees in atlantic city. low to moderate risk of rip currents. north of atlantic city there's moderate risk of rip current not in the south. in delaware, mid 80s in rehoboth beach and bethany beach. cold front comes in from the west, we'll see the temperatures zoom to 95 degrees, with higher humidity it will feel like 100. tomorrow it will be sultry in the afternoon and evening hours a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. i'll show you the rain. at 4:00 p.m. there's a shower or thundershowers. tomorrow, as the front comes through, not much, this is a weak front. this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon spotty thundershowers. two issues in the tropics,
tropical storm gaston. a storm that will missing everybody. we have a system that has an 80% chance of becoming a tropical storm over the next five days. the spaghetti plot models have them going through southern florida and one bringing it up the east coast. somewhat uncertainty whether it becomes the next tropical storm. that's a possibility. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, 90 degrees, hot and humid, tomorrow, very hot and humid with a high of 95. feeling like 100. less humid and hot for the weekend. saturday, 91. sunday, 91. monday, sticky, 92. the next thunderstorm chance is likely tuesday, high of 92. another heat wave on tap. remember when we're not on the air you can get all the latest information at 6abc.com/weather. by the way that tropical storm
potentially down in florida if it hits the bahamas and florida i would look for it to be through the weekend and early next week. >> new information on the siege at the american university of afghanistan. it ended after nine hours with at least ten people dead and scores wounded. interior ministry spokesman said the dead are seven students two police officers and a security guard. the institution is a afghanistan university that teaches american style curriculum. police killed the two attackers more than 8 hours later. turning now to the race for the white house, both candidates have been asked to stop campaigning and running any campaign adds on september 11th by a nonprofit as we remember the 15th anniversary of the terror attack. a formal request was made mitt
romeny and president obama and they applied. trump is meeting with african-american activists. he called hillary clinton a big bigot. >> hillary clinton raised $18 million in 3 days. >> reporter: an opt out form for the pledge of allegiance raised the ire of parents in california. one parent wrote back that they are ashamed that it was sent to them. the school officials said they allow students to opt out, but it's the first year they put out this waiver. a mississippi firefighter
is celebrating a milestone, it t is one year since he received a face transplant. he was injured in 2001 when a burning building collapsed on him, he wants others disfigured like him to get the courage to get a face transplant. >> construction crews digging for a new building find a mysterious underground evaluate instead. that's later on "action news."
>> reporter: welcome back to "action news," thursday morning edition, great time for a stroll on the boards in ac. it's nice and quiet. vine eastbound is blocked, westbound is opened. eastbound crews should be out thereof in the next ten minutes. our crash in hatfield maple avenue at chestnut street that's out of there, but there's one to take its place whitpain township at bluebell pike and stenton avenue. construction at 202 northbound is gone. they are working on the water main there.
trying to prevent things that's happening north of there, dekalb pike, water main break at saint paul's lutheran church. our water main break in northern delaware has been patched. shipley road is open. construction on 42 is gone. >> engine troubles forced a pilot to make an emergency handle on the sand bar in massachusetts. the appointment was okay, you can see the plane was stuck. how did they get it out? a helicopter was pulled in to get it off the sand bar. it was lifted for the 6-mile trip to the airport. that plane is still intact. >> the senate judiciary committee is hearing an issue
with dow chemical merger. more people are flying in and out of atlantic city international airport. in the first 6 months of this year, traffic is up 1.6% over last year. the dow is down 65. futures trading point to a lower open this morning. from self driving cars to robots that deliver mail. switzerland is planning on using this device that travels on sidewalks. >> breaking news, hit-and-run driver slams into a philadelphia police sergeant overnight ripping him out of his shoes, we'll have a live report at 5:00 a.m. new jersey governor's rejects a bill that would have expanded the usage of so-called smart guns that's next.
for senate, a clear difference. katie mcginty: for background checks, for banning assault weapons,
and banning high-capacity ammunition clips. and pat toomey? against an assault weapons ban and against banning high capacity ammo clips like those used in the orlando massacre. listen to pat toomey brag: "i have had a perfect record with the nra." pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
christie rejected the bill that would increase the sales of smart guns in the state being fired by authorized users. the measure would require retailers to keep an inventory of the weapon. republican claims the measure is part of a democratic effort to make the state inhoss pittable to lawful gun ownership. a miss steer outlines underground evaluate was found
digging in downtown wheeling. now this evaluate is believed to be -- vault is owned by a company storing liquor wine and beer. historians say there's more history to be discovered. >> a cluster of storms sweep through indiana. the internet is a buzz after a job recruiter advices -- advises women to ditch their engagement rings during interviews.
5:00 a.m., thursday, august 25. we are on breaking news this morning. >> a police officer is knocked out of his shoes believed to be the victim of a drunk driver we're live with the details. what was supposed to be a fun day at a state park in delaware turns track after a -- traumatic, after a woman plunges to her death from a zip line. >> david is here with weather and matt pellman is in for karen. good morning. >> reporter: we have a thicker bands of clouds to the west that will roll in as the day goes on. there's a slight chance of a spotty shower in the western suburbs. 68 in wilmington, 63 in allentown. 66 in trenton, 70 in cape may. many of the