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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 numbers warmer than
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yesterday. dewpoints right now are starting to inch back up into the 60s we expect the numbers to get up into the mid 60s in most neighborhoods later this afternoon. it will be moderate humid today and yesterday. the 12 hour planner, 69 degrees at 7:00 a.m. you can get a run in this morning. 80 degrees by 10:00 a.m. 84 degrees by noon, we'll get up to 90 degrees for the first time several days of this coming, looks like the dawn of heat wave number 6 this summer. 6:00 p.m., 86 degrees, it looks oppressively humid tomorrow with the possibility of pop-up shower or thunderstorm. i'll show i that on future tracker 6. we're watching that developing tropical storm in the bahamas. >> reporter: we're watching construction, david, they packed up and lester the eastbound side of the vine street expressway,
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westbound has been open for a little bit. they will close it again at 11:00 p.m. in delco we're getting word of an accident of a vehicle that struck a pole mcdade boulevard, there's smoke coming from the vehicle and there are injuries. in east norton there's a water main break at dekalb pike at st. paul's waiting on this construction to clear in montgomeryville, this is 309 northbound at stump road. the right lane is out of commission, no delay associated wblghts. with that. delaware, southbound in christiana area, two right lanes
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out there. >> terrifying moments for a philadelphia police sergeant who was smacked out of his shoes and throw 50 feet by a suspected drunk driver. the driver tried to get away, but police ran him down. katherine scott is live from manayunk, good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, police say the sergeant is lucky to be alive after the heavy impact of this crash. he remains at einstein mfl -- medical center in stable condition. a philadelphia police sergeant in the hospital after a hit-and-run, a 21-year-old driver taken into custody. he did appear to be under the influence of alcohol. >> reporter: the 5th district sergeant was struck with such force he was ripped from his shoes, thrown 15 feet before 1:00 a.m. in manayunk. the sergeant was standing with two officers by a police vehicle during an active traffic stop
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when police say a 2008 toyota came speeding south on main street by shurr's lane, it hit the sergeant sideswiped the police vehicle and took off. a tow truck driver followed the toyota and alerted officers. the car had damage consistent with the hit-and-run, including a missing mirror which remained on the scene. the sergeant was semi conscious when he was rushed to einstein. >> the accident not only caused the sergeant to get hit, but caused injuries to his hit, neck, he is bleeding from his right shoulder his right elbow and his knee. >> reporter: the driver was issued a breathalyzer, according to police he faces a long list of charges according aggravated assault and leaving the is in
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effect. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> gunfire erupted in the germantown section of the city overnight leaving two people injured. it happened along the 5900 block of north 21st street. there were two shooters in separate locations. one gunman fired 6 shots inside a house where a woman was hit. several other people including several children were inside the home, but none of them were hurt. a man walking outside was the second shooting victim, it is unclear if the two shootings were related. we are expecting to learn more today about a woman who fell to her death while zip lining at a state park in delaware. it happened yesterday afternoon at lum's pond state park in bear. she fell 40 feet to the ground. she was rushed to the hospital where she died. others at go april adventure -- go ape, adventure, were shorkd.
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shocked. the woman's identity has not been released. the director of go ape adventure extended its condolences to the family. police say this man is suspected of firing shots outside a convenience store two weeks ago. they need your help. surveillance video shows the man shooting into the air. police say the man buying candy inside the store is the same man. if you know him call reading police immediately. >> the operator of a day care center in wissinoming section needs your help, as well, finding a woman. they say a woman stole a purse containing two thousand dollars. the woman took the purse from
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behind the desk. this happened after the woman dropped off her child at the center. the purse belonged to an operator. if you have any information and you say i know her, call philadelphia police. tornados swept through indiana. dramatic videos are coming in this morning. watch as a twister flatten also a starbucks. forecaster also say i understandian in a will be unsettled today with heavy thunderstorms. >> we've had a run of a couple of good days, but it's going to change. >> reporter: it will got hot and humid all over again. looking outside, we have clear skies with the promise. sunshine coming up later on over the commodor barry commodor bar. we'll build clouds in later
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today and the heat comes back. 69 degrees currently in philadelphia. not too bad, humid this morning. 68 degrees in wilmington. 68 degrees in allentown and 70 in cape may. satellite and radar shows you how we start out with the sun and shades required on the roads early. there will be thicker clouds that will build in as the day goes on. later this afternoon there will be a pop-up shower. lehigh valley, sunny and humid, 89 degrees, the lehigh valley would be a spot where you could see a shower or thundershower later this afternoon or early this evening. down the shore, dry and sunny and warmer, 86 degrees. warmer on the beach than the last couple of days. in philadelphia, high of 90. mix of sun and clouds, more humid as the day goes on and winds on the light side. overnight tonight, warm and muggy, 74 is the overnight low, winds on the light side of things. tomorrow we have the cold front come through, we'll get up to
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95 degrees for the high, twiferl like 100 -- it will feel like 100 with higher humidity. there's a chance of a spotty shower or thunderstorm. i want to show you that chance, though, this is the weak front coming in over the next couple of days, not a lot of rain. 4:00 p.m., spotty showers. advancing forward to friday doesn't look like there's a whole lot with the front. maybe a couple of showers or thunderstorms here and there. down to the tropics, gastone has become a hurricane. it's a category one expected to go in the mid atlantic and not a problem for anyone. port reek co-is getting close to the arrival of this tropical wave that looks like hasna aitboulahcen a decent chance of becoming a tropical storm. there's 85% chance over the next five days, the models are spreading this out, the best chance for bahamas and southern
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florida early next week. we'll keep our eyes on that. 90 degrees dry and humid. tomorrow, sultry and mainly dry. saturday, the front comes through, we're going for a high of 91 vatter an sunday, the next steamy day is monday, and more especially tuesday as we build the humidity back in, it looks like the next front arrives tuesday, slowing that down a little bit, that makes tuesday the next chance of a thunderstorm. >> time right now 5:10, all new on "action news," a woman's encounter with a complete stranger leaves her with a broken nose. see it next. >> police arrest a woman who is accused of drinking and driving while wearing little clothing. >> reporter: we have a little problem on the schuylkill expressway, tam. it's a broken down vehicle sticking out into the left lane, eastbound by girard avenue, kind
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of a dangerous situation we'll look at this and talk about a couple of issues in montgomery when "action news" continues on this thursday morning.
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thursday, taking a live look at center city philadelphia. 69 degrees on city avenue. getting up to 88. look out for more humidity especially in the after. >> all right, let's go over to matt pellman and see when it looks like for your commute. >> reporter: it's looking a little flashing along the schuylkill expressway. the police just arrived to assist this broken down vehicle along the schuylkill expressway eastbound right by the exit for
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girard and and the zoo. the vehicle is sticking out in the left lane it was on the curve. it was a dangerous situation, the police came along hopefully everybody sees what's going on and doesn't hit that disabled vehicle sticking out in the left lane. that's the situation now along the schuylkill expressway. in the burbs, a couple of issues including a bad accident in riddy township fairview road involves a vehicle into a pole, there's smoke coming from the vehicle and injuries reported. emergency screws are responding in riddy -- crews are responding in ridley township. montgomery county, dekalb pike, good news you can get by it, most of the activity is confined to the shoulder. there's a crash whitpain township bluebell pike at stenton avenue.
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blue route, work taking out the left lane. there's work along the coventry mall, they are doing milling and paving until 6:00 a.m. use 422 instead of 724. no big problems on 422 so far this morning unlike yesterday morning. this is 42 in gloucester city, looking good so far this morning, we had overnight northbound work close to 130, those crews have cleared. everything is reopened along good old 42. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app. delco, there's an object on the roadway along 322. tam. >> new on "action news," a walk in a san francisco park took a
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terrifying turn for one woman, a man approached her from behind and started beating her. the suspect punched her in the face several times resulting in a broken nose. the injuries require surgery. police are searching for the suspect. two flights two hours a part suffered bird strikes in jfk. the jet blue flight reported striking a bird at 8:30. singapore airlines flight 26 hit several birds, as well. officials were forced to close the runway. faa reported almost 14,000 bird strikes in 2014. >> also new, a michigan woman was pulled over for suspicion of dui, when the officer looked inside, she noticed the driver was not wearing any pants. dash cam video shows the moment the female officer pulled her over in troy and noticed she was
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naked from the waist down. she convinced her to put more clothes on and arrested the woman for dui. she called a friend for a ride home and that driver was busted not too far from the police station and she was not wearing pants. a american airline pilot entered a no contest for drinking before a flight. he was removed from a flight back in march saying his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. he said he accepts responsibility for what happened and hopes to fly again. hope solo has been suspended for 6 months from the u.s. women's national team for conduct that is counter to the organizations principles. this stems from the comments after the loss to the sweden at the olympics, calling the swedish team cowards.
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she will not be eligible for the team until february. >> the phillies are off and begin a three game serials with the mets in new york. they turned things around in chicago last night. they walked away with a 5-3 win. a judge is facing heat from the public for a far too leanent leanent -- lenient student for sexual assault.
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pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. late music icon prince will open for public tours this fall. it will open october 6. the 65,000 square foot complex was his home and production studio. visitors can tour the rehearsal
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room and sound stage and take a look at his artwork and musical instruments and cars. he died there in april in his opioid overdose. >> reporter: i will put that on the list. >> the produce -- producer said she is going to do the same thing. >> reporter: maybe we can go together we'll have to work on that. near the zoo there's a broken down vehicle taking out the left lane. there's a tow truck on on the scene. pennsylvania turnpike westbound work between mall swrern -- malvern and downingtown. right lane out because of overnight construction. that should wrap soon. no delays on septa regional rails, no delays reported but david they likely will come. >> reporter: for the commuters sunshine at 69 degrees at
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7:00 a.m., 70 degrees at 10:00 a.m. we'll see the heat and humidity build this afternoon. we'll get up to 90 degrees around 3:00 p.m. and be on or about 87 degrees by 5:00 p.m. it's going to be a hot one, a little stickier today. on the big board at the airport, hoping for all green aircraft. no signs of precipitation in our big travel destinations. a hormone that helps you sleep might help in the fight against breast cancer. mel melatonin uses the size of tumors in lab animals. the brain creates melatonin at night and helps control the body's sleep and wake cycles cell. >> reporter: this morning on "g.m.a." first look thousands of online petitions are calling for he removal of the judge that sentenced 18-year-old david becker to probation instead of
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prison time after he sexually assaulted two classmates. he side with becker's lawyer. he was arrested in april after 2, 18-year-old girls were drinking at a house party and went to sleep in a bed with him. each woke up at separate times to becker assaulting them. becker told police he was una ware that one of the alleged victims was sleeping and denied having any contact with the other. coming up at 7:00 a.m. we'll have more on the impact of petitions against these type of rulings with your "g.m.a." first look i'm lindsey janice, abc news new york.
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>> in the morning buzz, this is disappointing, upsetting story, the website for leslie jones is off line after an ugly hack attack, somebody posted info like drivers license and passport and nude photos of the actress along with photos with ape. last month, jones quit twitter after getting racist and demeaning tweets. she is getting an out pouring of
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sports after this hack attack. this will make people upset. a blog states that women's engagement rings keep women from getting a job. a woman should not wear a engagement ring because it send the message she is high maintenance. many women did not find his advice helpful. a tough woman with high standards and a keen sense of her worth is a great higher. i think there hadz should spend time wms -- with himself, and figure out what's going on.
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the death toll climbs in central italy from the devastating earthquake. "action news" continues.
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>> breaking now on "action news" a hit-and-run driver injuries a philadelphia police sergeant launching him 15 feet in the air from a traffic stop. we're live on the scene. developing overnight a little girl clinging to life caught in the crossfire in camden. a so-called parking scam exposed on "action news" has city hall taking a look at the city's towing laws. good morning, august 25, karen rogers is off be we have matt pellman and david murphy has weather good morning. we have sunshine this morning, clouds are building through pennsylvania. we'll see the deliver of the cloud cover as we go through the day, there could be a spotty shower that survives east in our northern and western suburbs or a thuer

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