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>> ♪ "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'd edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it is 4:30 on this tuesday august 30th. stamp off. erin o'hearn joins us. >> and we're following breaking news. a driver smashes into a pole bringing down wires destroying two porches and leaving debris scattered. we're live at the scene of the wreckage. >> we are gathering new information on that deadly shootout along the atlantic city expressway. police wonder if another vehicle was involved. >> on the campaign trail, donald trump is using a sexting scandal to attack his opponent hillary clinton. >> first up though weather and traffic with dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> boy is it going to be a
nice one today. humidity is he'sing back. we'll see plenty of s shine. satellite making that pretty obvious to you and it's also going to be warm this afternoon but a really nice summer afternoon in philadelphia and the rest of the delaware and lehigh valleys. we're at 74 degrees currently in the city. just 60 up in allentown, 64 in reading, 66 lancaster. very comfortable through these northern areas. another 67-degree reading in trenton. 72 in wilmington and 73 in cape may new jersey. and best of all the dewpoints are back down into the 50's across most of the region, low to mid 60's farther south so a little more humid down toward the shore points butter everybody else really feeling comfortable this morning. for most of you if you want an early run, you're in great shape with lower humidity today. 71 degrees by 7 o'clock. bus stop also looking good this morning. 78 degrees by 10 o'clock. by 90 will be getting warm enough for cool drinks if you're outside work organize playing. 84 degrees by noon and your high today is 89 degrees if we can hold it in the 80's it will end our latest heat wave and that would be kind of a nice thing would it not? we
are going to get a little bit hotter tomorrow an really nice weather on the way. issue at the shore though karen with rip currents and heavy surf once again. we'll have a complete tropics report coming up. >> all right in a time when more people will be head down the shore with the holiday weekend. 95 southbound at the betsy ross bridge and what you're watching is construction clearing up. we just saw the crews kind of back up, starting to remove the arrow board here. was supposed to be out here blocking the right lane until 5:00 a.m. but looks like they're getting ready to wrap things up early on i-95 southbound right at the betsy ross bridge. an accident in perkiomen at park avenue at pennypack road, a an accident involving a downed pole. they shut down park avenue. stick to schwenksville yod as as -- road as your alternate. still blocking eastbound traffic. they'll be in the process of reopening that.
we've been following this big accident scene in camden with annie mccormick live on the scene. she'll about haddon and newton avenue. avoid that area right now. matt. >> an out of control driver left a trail of destruction on a camden street. porches are destroyed poles and wires are down. it is a real mess and has a busy intersection shut down right now. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live along haddon avenue to show us the scene. annie. >> reporter: matt, you're right a mangled mess out here at haddon and newton in camden. wander to take you right into the scene behind me. you can see that vehicle there, debris is everywhere but from the vehicle and from a number of vehicles that it hit and also a number of homes that it hit, you can actually see the entire engine outside of the vehicle on the roadway. well, take a look at this video. the driver we're told critical. medics had to extricate the driver from the vehicle because the person was trapped inside. now, it appears that the car was traveling down haddon westbound when it did hit a utility pole. this happened around 2:00 a.m.
when the chrysler 300 traveling at a high rate of speed snapped that utility pole, then violently flipped around. there's not only debris from the inside, the car parts of the car and also the battery are out and also that car battery broke out and sprayed on a number of vehicles at the intersection. now, when the car flipped, it also knocked down at least two porches at nearby homes, demolishing at least one of them. we spoke to someone who lives in that row of homes. >> i looked back. i seen the car. and it just exploded all over. come back and it looked like this. this is it. this is terrible you know. this is the second time it happened, man. >> reporter: and that person we spoke with actual had to move out of the home because officers said that it was unsafe to be hat porch
because it's unstable right now because of the crash but out here back live you can see the crime scene unit is out here. there's also detectives from the camden county prosecutors unit as well as a member of pse&g that is out here checking out that utility pole because a number of wires were also brought down during the crash. now, at this time we only know the condition of the driver as critical. that's what condition they were taken to cooper hospital in. this is right next to cooper hospital and right now the area and several blocks around haddon and newton right now are shut down as officers remain out here on the scene and as you can see from the mess that's behind me they're probably going to be out here for some time. reporting live from camden, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you erin back to you. >> thanks so much annie. developing overnight a man was gunned down execution style behind a storage facility in west philadelphia. someone shot a man in his 20's at l imes.
it happened on the 5500 block of samson street. the victim had no i.d. on him. police will check cameras from the stores and surrounding businesses for information on that homicide. >> detectives are trying sort out a wild case of deadly gunfire in south jersey. the scenes are along the atlantic city expressway, the garden state parkway an wawa parking lot. an suv riddled in bullet holes showed up at the wawa in egg harbor township yesterday afternoon. there were four shooting victims in the suv. another shooting victim was pound found in another vehicle on the garden state parkway. that victim later died. investigators say the people involved all knew each other and they think there may have been a third vehicle involved. we'll have the latest in a live report coming up at 5:30 a.m. >> new this morning, a man fled from wilmington police after they say they tried to stop him from driving recklessly. the chase ended with a crash along the 800 block of harrison street at 11 o'clock last night. the suspect then tried to run away but police were able to quickly capture him. fortunately no one was hurt. a car fleeing from police crashed into a southwest philadelphia auto zone store. police in yeadon pulled the car over for an expired tag
and the driver fled. the chase entered into philadelphia and ended at 70th and elmwood. the two suspects tried to run from the wreckage but police caught them. a woman working inside the store was hurt. but the situation could have been worse. >> she was right at the front wall when that car comes crashing through and it's a cinder block wall and the car makes it all the way into the store. the front end of the car is almost right where she was sitting so she's very fortunate to have walked away from this with these minor injuries. >> police say falling shelving actually knocked the woman over. she suffered bruises contusions and pain but is expected to be okay. >> new on "action news," a bristol township man is charged with committing a string of burglaries in bucks county. 29-year-old steven hermann is behind bars facing burglary criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property charges. police say he stole jewelry from a home on the 800 block of edgemont lane in falls township on thursday. and suspect he carried out other burglaries in bristol
township, lower makefield and morrisville. >> ♪ >> happening today, pennsylvania could be getting a new attorney general. the state senate is poised to vote today on nomination to the job. it was left vacant in the wake of kathleen kane's perjury conviction. he will fill the remaining five months of kane's term until a successor picked by voters is sworn in in january. >> a republican donor and fundraiser is hitting the campaign trail for democrat hillary clinton. former hewlett packard executive meg whitman will meet today with business leaders in denver. long time clinton aide huma abedin announced she is leaving her husband excongressman anthony weiner. abc's kenneth moton reports on another series of sexting claims lodged at the democrat. >> reporter: this morning donald trump is increasing his attack on hillary clinton's closest aide huma abedin announced her split monday from disgraced former new york
congressman anthony weiner caught up in yet another sexting scandal. >> she's married to a guy that is uncontrolled and uncontrollable. he's a sick person and she has access to classified information. >> reporter: abedin released a statement saying after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage i have made the decision to separate from my husband. weiner is back in the tabloids after the new york post published raunchy pictures allegedly sent by weiner to a woman identified only as a 40 something divorcee and trump supporter. weiner resigned from congress in 2011 in embarrass. he accidentally tweeted a lewd photo of himself. >> i'm here today to again apologize. >> reporter: sexting allegations piled up and abedin stayed by her husband's side. >> i love him. i have for given him. i believe in him. >> reporter: their marriage was featured in a documentary on weiner's scandal in his failed run for new york city mayor in 2013. the relationship and abedin's
closeness to clinton has been a line of attacks for months for trump. abedin is at the center of the clinton foundation donors and the then secretary of state. while donald trump is responding to abedin and weiner's split hillary clinton is not. abedin who hasn with the democratic nominee on a fundraising swing in the hamptons did not attend any of clinton's events yesterday. kenneth moton abc news, washington. >> ♪ >> time now is 4:40. new on "action news" police have stepped up patrols in the south carolina neighborhood where there have been reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children. >> a beloved mcdonald's employ who worked for decades despite app disability is finalling turning in her uniform and spatula. david. >> a few of you may be headed back to school that started yesterday in a couple of districts. so dressing the kids it's definitely shorts and t's weather as it usually is when
>> happening today, the miss america contestants arrived on the atlantic city boardwalk. you can meet them in front of the boardwalk hall at 2 o'clock. in less than two weeks one of the contestants will be crowned the 2017 miss america pageant airs live from atlantic city on september september 11th. you can watch it right here on 6abc. >> are we going hit 90 again today, david. >> hopefully not. this could be the end to the latest heat wave which was not as oppressive as the last one. probably 90 again tomorrow but then things get better and tropics are coo.
storm tracker6 live double scan slows us we're dry for a tuesday morning. as we head outside we're looking at the promise of plenty of sunshine. center city looking nice and bright from our temple university camera looking south along broad street. temperature currently is 74 degrees but the best news of all that dewpoint which was up close to 70 yesterday is down to 58 and that's below that 60-degree threshold for what we would consider humid air. the winds are running 7 miles per hour right now. satellite shows you a lack of any significant cloud cover around and yeah it's going to start out sunny he this morning and probably stay mostly sunny throughout the day. 78 degrees by 10 o'clock. dig out of the 70's by 11 o'clock this morning. still warm this afternoon, 84 by noon and a high of 89 at about 3 o'clock. by 5 o'clock, we'll be down 87. so cool drinks if you're outside playing or working today. but the humidity levels going to he remain a lot lower. high temperatures across the region 86 in reading, 85 in allentown, 84 in lancaster, 87 in trenton, 87 in wilmington, 86 in millville. down the shore 81 degrees not too bad but there is that issue continuing at the shore
with heavy surf and a moderate sk of rip currents. in fact over the next couple of days with a couple of tropical storms or systems out there in the atlantic, we could be looking at even a high rick of rip currents at times. so, definitely swim near the lifeguards. high temperatures on the beach not bad, low 80's today and still in the 70's in the water. but again, swim near the lifeguards. so here's our problems. we've still got hurricane gaston well off the coast continuing to push those swells into our coastline. tropical depression number eight still not a tropical storm but probably will be later. that one looks like it's going to affect us with rip currents and tropical depression number nine is probably going to wind up cutting off the coast as well later on. this one also expected to become a named storm. the next two names are hermine and ian. they both could happen today. not sure which is which but we'll see. depends on which develops first. little change in the track of this one closer to us is that it now most likely isn't even going to make landfall in cape hatteras before it goes past us. but during the day on wednesday we are expecting
that to be off our coast again enhancing rip currents probably into thursday maybe even into friday. this other storm tropical depression number nine which is also going probably to become a named storm in a little bit, over the northern half of florida southern georgia and from there thursday into friday and saturday right down to our south. again, a possibility of enhancing those problems at the shore. moderate risk of -- to high risk of rip currents at the shore for the next couple days. high waves. breakers, heavy surf waves can cause physical injury and of course the rip currents an issue. the seven-day from accuweather sunny less humid today 89, a nice day. tomorrow more humid and hot 91 with a thunderstorm at night. improvement on thursday friday and even the weekend is looking good straight through labor day. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the latest weather information. go to 6abc.com/weather. lots going on. >> yeah, indeed. thanks, david.
five congregations are scrambling to find a new place to hold sunday services. a four alarm fire destroyed the good shepherd presbyterian church in the city's overbrook section yesterday morning where they all worship. cell phone video here captured the intense flames and thick smoke. church members say they are heartbroken but acknowledge they still have each other. two workers who were doing inspections from a bucket beneath a rhode island bridge were left dangling when their boom truck rolled over. it happened along the river bridge yesterday afternoon. it took rescuers about a half an hour to transfer them to another bucket and move them to safety. the pair were put into ambulances but didn't show any obvious signs of injury. owners of an apartment complex in south carolina are warning residents about a clown trying to lure children into the woods. donna arnold called police after her son and others around the complex say they saw people dressed as clowns
behind a basketball court. >> my child was saying things. the next day i had about 30 kids come up to me and say did you see the clowns in the woods. >> however, greenville county deputies have not found any evidence of people lurking behind the complex whether they're clowns or anyone else. but have increased patrols in the area. >> new this morning, a beloved employee of a massachusetts mcdonald's is retiring after more than three decades on the job. 52-year-old freia david wor for the french fry station for 32 years. a nonprofit helped place david at the restaurant w downs sin dome. her coworkers say even in the busiest hours, david had a smile on her face. david says she will continue to come here every saturday to have lunch with her mom.
>> job well done. >> i heard they're giving her free lunch at mcdonald's for life. >> of course. why not? 4:48 now. and karen rogers has a look at some early morning problems next plus this year's list of the top party schools ranks two local colleges in the top 20. >> the owner of the trump taj mahal responds to another offer from the union trying to save thousands of jobs in atlantic city when "action news" continues.
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night. hope you had a good night sleep, too. looking live in new jersey, this is 42 that's your northbound traffic very light volume no, delays yet. we have an issue here thoug they're doing some emergency pothole repair and they're shutting down the ramp from the new jersey turnpike northbound. the off-ramp to 322, the ramp is blocked so you'll have to watch for that and use the ramp at exit one or exit three instead. haddon avenue at newton avenue we have been talking about this big problem in camden. annie mccormick has been live at the scene. avoid that intersection and stick to mlk boulevard. i-95 southbound at the betsy ross bridge construction cleared but looks like we've got a disabled vehicle now right in that construction zone though off to the side. matt and erin. >> all right, thanks so much karen. the princeton review released its annual rankings of the top party schools. the university of wisconsin madison tops the list but two local colleges are in the top 20. lehigh university in bethlehem ranks number four and the university of delaware, matt, comes in at 12.
the princeton review takes into account daily study time alcohol and drug use and participation in sororities and fraternities on campus when compiling the list. i know you contributed to some of those. >> aside from the drug and alcohol use there's nothing wrong with having a little bit of fun. time for your first look at business on the big board. the new other than of the trump taj mahal reejected an offer. billionaire carl icahn plans to close the casino on october 10th and blames the union's actions forts loss of 3,000 jobs. local 54 wanted to restore health insurance back in january at a cost of $1.3 million more than the casinos last offer. the pearl theater on north broad street near the temple campus is no more. the theater closed its doors after 10 years. developer bart blatstein says an amc theater will replace the pearl. the company is converting the inside of the building to offer new high end amenities which may include tables and food service. amc has not yet he announced the opening date for its first
showings. stocks were up yesrday with the dow blaming triple digits. futures point to a mixed open. gas prices on track to be the lowest since 2004. aaa says the in ing in average for a gallon of regular unleaded is at $2.22 a gallon. that has risen in recent days but is 27 cents lower than this time last year. >> ♪
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to find out who left a dog to die. this morning, though t-the recovering dog has a new home isn't this two-year-old pitbull was found extremely malnourished near a run down warehouse in trenton last week. you can still see the bones sticking out of the dog's sides even as it is being nursed back to health at cares emergency hospital in langhorne but the staff says the dog has seen huge improvement. nurse chrissy devine plans to adopt the dog. >> i'm glad he now has a home. time now is 4:57. still ahead on "action news" pop star taylor swift has a good reason for skipping sunday night's mtv vma's. >> a mother is charged shooting a man she had found in her teenaged daughter's bedroom. my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here?
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leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, 5 o'clock on this tuesday august 30th. tam is off, erin o'hearn joins us. >> and we're following breaking news. a driver is critically injured, two homes damaged and several cars banged up after a wild ride in south jersey. we're live with the developing details. >> state police are on the hunt for at least two people who pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on a house in berks county. >> taylor swift has shaken off jury duty. we'll tell you why the berks county native was dismissed. >> first up weather and traffic and with dave murphy and karen rogers. >> a lack of cloud cover around. some stuff off to the north might try and streak in later. looks like a lot of blue above toda