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>> ♪ >> "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 september 14th. we're following some breaking news. >> the coroner has been called to an overnight crash in the lehigh valley. we will have the traffic details plus a live report near the scene. >> police find a couple stabbed to death in a northeast philadelphia home and now investigators are trying to figure out who killed whom. >> new video shows a scary scene at a mall in new jersey that battery of a vaping device catches fire while inside a woman's purchases. >> a quick look at weather and traffic. we've got accuweather with dave murphy and karen rogers. >> good morning, everybody. we're off to a pleasant start. you can see he there will be some early sunshine. these clouds are going to start to dig in as the day
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goes on and it is going to wind up a little bit hotter today but not oppressively humid. 69 degrees currently stepping out the door in philadelphia. that's not bad. 62 up in allentown. 66 in reading. 67 in wilmington. 73 he in cape may. all these numbers are running about anywhere from three he to 5 degrees warmer than they were this time yesterday and your dewpoints are still fairly manageable across most of the region. 60 is hardly an indication of any humidity at all. gets a little stickier the farther south you go that was the region. for your morning run 68 degrees at 7 o'clock fairly bright. you'll want to hydrate of course as always. it's a little bit more humid in some spots especially town south. 10 o'clock 77. by noon a little warmer up to 84 degrees and this afternoon at 3 o'clock 90 with a high of 91 probably coming in at around 3:30 or 4 o'clock this afternoonly by 6 o'clock we're back town 88 degrees. this heat doesn't last though it's going to be a lot more refreshing out there. we'll have that story and also word of a tropical storm
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that's formed over the u.s. southern states overnight. we'll talk more about that karen. >> all right, dave, there's a deadly accident overnight at a northampton county major highway still shut down because of it. i-78 eastbound is closed between 412 and route 33. that's between exit 67 and 71. you're going to have to stick to 22 eastbound as your alternate. katherine scott is live on the scene. we'll be hearing more about that accident. don't go on 78 eastbound. stick to 22 instead. outside live on i-95 we have some police activity that was causing some slowing northbound right here. looking live between academy and woodhaven road it is cleared so traffic moving better right now. no more slowing on i-95. let's check that construction on the vine street expressway. westbound traffic still shut down. usually reopens -- it's scheduled to reopen at 5:00 but still shut down this morning. eastbound they're in the process of opening the ramps but crews will be back again tonight at 11 o'clock and shut the vine down in both directions. watch to that are one tam. >> thank you karen. as karen was talking about
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this is breaking for us from the lehigh valley. two vehicles crashing into each other on i-78 eastbound in lower saucon township. the coroner called to the scene and that investigation has part of that road closed right now. let's go on over to katherine scott. she is live near that site in hellertown. good morning, katherineism good morning, tam. so far state police haven't released a whole lot of details about this crash so this all remains under investigation this morning but as you mentioned we he do know that the coroner was called to the scene overnight. we're standing on main street and you can see that 78 east entrance is shut down here blocked by a hellertown police vehicle. this crash happened right around 1:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of route 78 near the hellertown interchange in lower saucon township. according to pennsylvania state police, the accident involved at least two vehicles. there were multiple injuries reported. we don't know the extent of them all or the ages of the injured but once again, we do know the coroner has been called to the scene.
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state and local police and fire crews were among those who responded. state police closed 78 as they investigated, as they looked at that deb he bree and tried to figure outer exactly what happened. of course we are in touch with police and we'll let you know if we get any updates. we are live in hellertown, katherine scott channel6 "action news. tam. >> thank you for that katherine. also developing this morning firefighters railed to put out a smoky fire at a historic church in south jersey overnight. it broke out at the temple of praise ministries on river road in pennsauken. fire crews focused their efforts on the basement then managed to get a handle on the fire in about 45 minutes. there are no reports of injuries and we're going to have a live report on this for you coming up in the next half hour. >> a motorcyclist is in critical condition following a nasty accident in south philadelphia. police say the bike and a car collided near 17th street and passyunk avenue yesterday evening. the motorcyclist was rushed to jefferson university hospital with serious injuries. police are investigating what
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caused the crash. and investigators say this man was fleeing police when he struck and killed an innocent woman in hamilton township mercer county. police initially pulled over 22-year-old chandler heaviside on monday saying they saw him deal drugs in trenton. he sped off into hamilton township. investigators say heaviside ran a red light at broad street and park avenue and broadsided 22-year-old deja farrior quinones. she died at the hospital. heaviside was arrested along with two other men in his suv. >> it is 5:05. a deadly double stabbing in northeast philadelphia is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. the action cam was along the 12,000 block of elmore road yesterday afternoon. plea say they found the body of the woman who owns the home near the front door. her boyfriend's body was in the kitchen. neighbors say the couple was in the process of breaking up and that there had been some recent disturbances but as for who stabbed whom that remains
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under investigation. a priest from lehigh county is out of jail after being arrested for possession of child pornography. investigators say monsignor john mraz downloaded multiple pornographic images of under aged boys across several devices. he was a former pastor at saint ann's roman catholic church in emmaus. mraz currently lives at a retirement home for priests in bethlehem. >> ♪ >> delaware's primary results are in. republicans pinged state senator colin benin knee he to take on democrat john karen flee for the governor's race in november. mike prise sick key beat out seven other candidates. he gained 24 percent of the vote while dennis williams had only 14 percent. >> a college in the delaware valley is tops for academic quality while another local school is cracking that coveted list for the first time. princeton university is number one for best national universities that's according to the u.s. news & world
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report for best colleges 2017. penn is ranked number eight and for the first time ever villanova university has cracked the top 50 for best universities in the country getting on the list at number 50. >> sure people are going to be saying you know it's because the wildcats won the national championship. >> one of many reasons. >> it is an excellent school as are so many others across the delaware and lehigh valley. >> hot bed for that. >> in boston i think both places just have a lot of nice colleges. >> philadelphia has more than boston. >> storm tracker6 live double scan shows you right now that we are dry. as we take a look outside we have sky6 at the airport. tranquil conditions there. not much wind. comfortable enough as you step outside this morning. little bit humid in a couple of spots but not too bad. here are your numbers. 62 degrees up in allentown. 66 in reading. 69 degrees in philadelphia. a lot of these numbers a little warmer than yesterday. 73 in cape may. 68 in millville but a nice enough start for you as you head outside. future tracker6 showing you how we're probably going to
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see some sun early and there could be a couple clouds filtering in. the big issue will be up to the north and west of us later this afternoon and this evening. some might try to make a run down closer to philadelphia. generally speaking this looks pretty spotty. lehigh valley 90 a little hotter today, sun mixing with clouds up in the lehigh valley. not all that humid. down the shore a bit humid sun and clouds a high of 83 degrees. looks like you're dry straight through this evening at the shore and in philadelphia hotter today, a high of 91 and that's only 1 degree off the record high for this date. sun and clouds a bit humid but not too bad on the humidity and winds out of the west light at six to 12 miles per hour. if you have plans to head to the phillies tonight, i'd check the forecast out before you head down to the ballpark just to make sure those showers and thunderstorms are indeed spotty and staying mainly up north. 85 for the first pitch. 75 in the ninth inning. partly cloudy skies. are you like to dry for the game. and then overnight tonight partly cloudy p, a late thunderstorm as i mentioned
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64 degrees. that really should be an evening thunderstorm 'cause really i mean late in the day and early evening. 64 is the overnight low and the nice thing about tonight the winds turn out of the north and the humidity starts to top and then tomorrow sets us up for a beautiful day. a high around 78 degrees, lots of sunshine with high pressure building back in. maybe even feeling just a hint like autumn after that hot day that we're having today. down to the south of us tropical storm julia has formed, actually formed a little bit inland which is kind of weird. this is probably not going to move much and just rain out down here in the south but right now along the coastal carolinas it is wet. your exclusive accuweather 7-day near record heat at a with a high of 91. just a little bit humid then a chance of a spotty late shower or a thundershower and then tomorrow and friday nice, upper 70's, lots of sunshine and for the weekend a bit warmer on saturday but still not a bad day, a high of 83. could be a shower around at night and then sunday looks muggy with a high of 82 and they'll be some spotty showers
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and thunderstorms around. i don't think it's a total washout. i'm still hoping to get to my phillies game and then monday clouds to sun, 84 degrees and partly sunny and nice on tuesday with a high of 86. >> got to get those phillies winning more. >> yes. >> all right. okay. >> on it. >> 5:10 now. new this morning a woman calls police saying she was kidnapped. and then the case gets even more disturbing when the officers arrive. >> it was just a routine transaction at a new jersey shopping mall until smoke and flames erupted out of a woman's purse. karen. >> we have some police activity once again blocking the right lane. you can see the flashing lights ahead right on the mid span of the platt bridge in south philadelphia as you head towards the airport so watch for that one lane being blocked. we've got other problems in the area including a fatal accident shutting down major highway. that's coming up next. >> ♪ colgate total's different. it fights bacteria on teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums. protecting 100% of your mouth's surfaces.
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>> ♪ >> 5:13. it is wednesday, taking a live look at the commodore barry bridge, one of the places where traffic looks like it is moving smoothly. other places at this early hour are not. >> and let's find out about some of those and go on over to karen rogers. good morning. >> yeah, good morning. we're going to check the suburbs. may have to wake up a little earlier to get out and going sometimes. we have a major accident in northampton county right now. i-78 eastbound is shut down and that's between route 412 and route 33. katherine scott has been live on the scene talking about that deadly accident. in the meantime stick to 22 eastbound as your alternate. look in new jersey, this is the turnpike southbound approaching exit three. we have a new accident here and hearing that it's blocking the left lane. let's show you what the roads look like right now and we can see not bad shape as we look live in west conshohocken.
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we had some construction out here on route 23 and we could see now traffic is moving just fine. the overnight construction is cleared and all the lanes have reopened at route 23 at matsonford road so looking pretty good there. how about the temperatures for you? it's 60 degrees in martins creek. not too bad. 62 in pottstown. 65 in saint davids. 69 in center city. temperatures a little bit above what they were yesterday morning. 65 in hammonton. only 60 in vineland and 66 right now in dover delaware but we are heating things up today. 91 for your high. not feeling quite like september. a bit humid with sunshine and clouds. tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. a scary scene was caught on surveillance camera at a mall in north jersey. mary mcinerney was at freehold race way mall when her purse exploded in a puff of smoke and flames. she says the spare battery for her vape cigarette device was the only item in the side pouch of her purse when that fire ignited. she says she's thankful that
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the situation wasn't worse. a frantic calling from a woman claiming she was kidnapped throwed a gruesome discover. police found the woman and two bodies. they arrested 40-year-old shaun micheel great. great admitted he killed the wambach in june and left her body in the woods in the nearby town of mansfield. officials have yet to identify the two bodies that they found yesterday. going overseas doctors say former israeli president shimon peres is in what they're calling serious but stable condition this morning after suffering a major stroke. the nation is rallying in prayer and in support for the 93-year-old elder states man and nobel prize winning laureate. earlier this year perez was hospitalized twice for heart problems. >> phillies closer john march gomez and phillies bullpen couldn't capitalize on another strong pitching performance. pinch hit three run homer in the ninth off gomez lifted the pirates over the phillies five to three last night and overshadowed a quality outing
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from phillies pitcher alec ash here allowed only two runs and four hits in six and one third innings. eagles added a third quarterback to the roster. they signed aaron murray to the practice squad yesterday. murray was a standout at the university of georgia. tickets for the flyers 50th anniversary season go on sale online at 11:00 this morning. flyers alum brad marsh presented mayor jim kenney a golden ticket yesterday in honor of the team's golden anniversary. the flyers earned a wild card spot in the playoffs last season and lost to the capitals. they're hoping to go deeper this season. >> 5:16. apple ceo is talking about the already notorious air pods unveiled just last week. that's coming up. >> and a man steals a big rig and leads police on an hours long chase. david. >> we are dressing the kids in shorts and t's this morning as it is going to be a hot one this afternoon. in factor, we could challenge some records. we're going for a high of 91 in philadelphia and that's just one off the record and we're going to be close in a
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>> a man driving a stolen semi truck led police on an hours long chase through southern california. 48-year-old james edgily told police he didn't wander to go back to jail. after reaching speeds of more than 70 miles an hour edgily finally pulled off at a rest stop and then surrendered. >> we have had lots of problems yesterday with the roads getting in getting around. let's check them right now for you. we're looking live on spring garden street right by the art museum and unlike yesterday, things are all opened this morning after the president's visit but mlk drive westbound will be blocked between spring garden and sweetbriar from 9:30 to 3:00. they're working out there near the schuylkill river so stick to kelly drive also a your alternate for that one. also we've got this problem on the garden state parkway northbound approaching route 30. we've got an accident blocking the left lane in egg harbor township atlantic county. we're watching for speeds like
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43 miles an hour with one lane blocked so that's a new accident in this morning that's causing problems. if you're in egg harbor township atlantic county, dave >> karen on the big board we have your day planner for you. over the next 12 hours we're looking at temperatures getting a little bit on the hot side. we're comfortable this morning. 7 o'clock 68 degrees just a tad humid in a couple neighborhoods. not too bad. 73 by 10:00 a.m. 84 by noon and then 3 o'clock 90 degrees and we're going to get that high of 91 around three he:30 or 4:00 this afternoon were we dip back into the upper 80's by 5 o'clock. a few more clouds gather as day goes on. late this afternoon and this evening there could be a spotty shower or thunderstorm especially up in northern areas. taking a look at the airport hoping for all green aircraft which will be an indicator of no major delays and that's what we've got. however there is rain out in chicago that will be one spot to watch. tam. >> thank you david. in health check new questions about how sex ed is taught in schools. recent study in britain find that is students think the sex ed classes are outdated. they feel like the schools don't teach enough practical
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you've taking a live look there the ben franklin bridge. it is 5:25 right now and 69 degrees out there. new jersey transit officials are urging users of the samsung galaxy note7 not to bring those phones on board trains and buses. the phone has raised safety concerns after several reports of the batteries suddenly bursting into flames. both samsung and federal officials are urging owners to stop charging or using these phones. now new jersey transit is asking riders not to use or charge or use the note seven in any stations or on any form of its transportation. >> ♪ >> david was doing a facebook live and he sneezed. he did. >> it's real. >> so, that's the stuff you can see on facebook. in the morning buzz, transit officials in ban is new york are bringing back bar cars. a tradition that some riders say evokes 1960's mad men vibe of martini fatherrings.
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the governor of connecticut announced yesterday cars will be on the tracks in late 2018 going have to wait awhile. commuters on the metro new haven line will be able to sit in one of the bar cars and order drinks as they ride. 12 classic toys are in the running to take their spot in history. the national toy hall of fame announced a dozen finalists for the class of 2016. on the list rock 'em sock 'em robots the board game clue, coloring books and bubble wrap. is it a toy or is it a bubble wrap? the final decision for the rochester new york museum will be announced on november 10. finally two best friends are together again after 11 months apart. three-year-old dawson and four-year-old hannah were inseparable. they shared his story on facebook. that's when the cleary family stepped in and this is the best part. the families live about five minutes away from each other in north texas so those children will be able to keep
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in touch very he'sly. >> best story of the day. thank you, matt. coming up in the next half hour of "action news" authorities will be keeping an eye on a main line school after a bear sighting. also when a limo gets a flat tire a bride had to find a way to get creative to get to the altar on time. those stories and more when "action news" comes back. >>
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>> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news," a deadly collision closes a busy interstate in the lehigh valley. >> developing overnight a congregation liens on its faith as fire tears through a south jersey church. >> we're waking up to a kind of a sticky start that will make it feel like it is mid summer rather than mid september. >> but first up let's find out a little bit more from accuweather and also karen rogers is watching that traffic. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. and we are off to an okay start. we're going to see some sunshine come in. there obviously are some clouds that are beginning to dig into the north and west and it's possible it will transition to kind of a sun and clouds mix as we go later into the day. little warmer out there this morning than yesterday. 69 degrees in philadelphia. still just 62 in allentown, though. 73 in cape may. 67 millville and the dewpoints are up a little bit today but not too bad. only 60 in philadelphia. that's the threshold of where we just begin to feel humid. the farther south you go through south jersey it's a
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little bit stickier as matt mentioned but not too bad. if you're doing a run or just getting a walk to the bus or the car in this morning hydrate for the run. 68 degrees by 7 o'clock isn't bad but as we said maybe a little bit more humid today than yesterday and then 77 by 10:00 a.m. and by noon we're up to 84. by 3 o'clock, 90. as we have been saying the last couple of days it is going to be hotter today and we expect a high of 91 probably around 3:30 or 4:00 this afternoon before we dip back to 88. moderately humid. not too oppressively humid. better weather comes back in a hurry tomorrow. i'll have that in the seven day karen and tropical storm julia has formed down the coast from us. we'll talk about that. >> all right, dave. there's a fatal accident overnight that is still affecting traffic this morning in northampton county. i-78 eastbound is shut down between 412 and route 33. katherine scott has been live on the scene. stick to 22 eastbound seven. 78 eastbound still shut down for that accident investigation. looking live on the vine street expressway it was closed overnight but they reopened t v

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