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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 the vine, they rehe
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opened all the ramps. they'll be back again tonight at 11 o'clock and shut the it down but for now you're good to go. southwest philadelphia we're live on the mid span of the platt bridge. traffic moving okay. last time i showed you this shot we had some police activity blocking the right lane. they're out of here and moving better right now. but we have an accident over here in cherry hill. this is new jersey turnpike southbound just as you approach exit three that's 168. the accident here blocks the left lane matt. >> thank you karen. back to that breaking traffic news you mentioned. a deadly crash on interstate 78 in the lehigh valley happened four and a half hours ago on the eastbound side of the crash is still closed. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in hellertown where the ramp to 78 remains blocked to traffic. katherine. >> reporter: matt we're still waiting for more details from pennsylvania state police as to exactly what happened in those eastbound lanes this morning but we do know that the coroner was called to the scene and as we're standing here on main street, you can see that the entrance to route 78 east is blocked. hellertown police vehicles are
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positioned in front of the entrance. cones are set out as well so the drivers don't go in there as they continue this accident investigation. it's about a 5-mile closure. this crash happened around 1:00 a.m. on 78 east near the hellertown interchange in lower saucon township. state police local police paramedics and fire crews all rushed to the scene. state police say the accident involved at least two vehicles but they have not rehe leased the circumstances of the crash or how many people were involved or their ages. however, multiple injuries were reported. once again we do know the coroner has been called to the scene. state police closed 78 east as they conduct the investigation. of course then the cleanup will come but there's no word yet on how long exactly the eastbound lanes will remain closed. we are live in hellertown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." tam. >> thank you for that katherine. philadelphia police are working on three unsolved murders in the city that all happened within hours of each other. the latest one happened on the 1800 block of snyder avenue in south philadelphia around
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10 o'clock last night. then another deadly shooting took place in the rear alley of the 5800 block of fernwood in southwest philadelphia at 7:30. and yet another on the 2900 block of north howard street in kensington two hours before that. and that case a verizon truck driver rushed the 33-year-old victim to the hospital but to no avail. the doctors were not able to save him. going to a developing story in south jersey. a church community is vowing that god is going to get them through a tragedy, a fire that ripped through their place of worship. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live now outside of temple praise ministries in pennsauken. she's got the full story. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. members of the church are already out here boarding up windows and doors of the church. the bulk of the damage is actually smoke and water in the basement but look at that structure. we are told by fire officials that that structure is safe, it's still standing. well, take a look at this video though. this fast moving fire broke out just before midnight inside of temple praise
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ministries. it took about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control. now, firefighters called a second alarm to bring in extra manpower. that brought in nearly a dozen firefighters. when those firefighters responded, they focused on the basement of the church. and take a look at this video. we went inside. you can see the basement and what is left behind. firefighters say tables and chairs that were stacked downstairs actually made it tough to maneuver through. the grandson of the founding pastor and the fire chief spoke to us. the church is estimated to be 150 years old. temple praise ministries has been here for nine years. >> this church itself, the building can be he rebuilt but the church itself is the people. it's the community, it's the togetherness, it's the camaraderie that we have and as we come together to worship god and, you know, that's all the church is, you know. >> it's a very old church. we had a fire here a number of years ago. but it's stood test of time
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and that's test tam to today. to the..., testament to the way it's built. they'll be back in soon enough for sure. >> reporter: back out here live you can see members of the church out here. they expect more members of the church to come as they learn the news. the good news is there were no injuries to any firefighters or to any civilians. the cause still remains under investigation. for now reporting live in pennsauken, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." tamala, back to you. >> all right, annie, thank you for that. and a standoff came to me a peaceful end in franconia township montgomery county. s.w.a.t. officers took a 54-year-old man into custody late last night. he was barricaded into his home on bartlett court for nearly nine hours. the standoff forced surrounding neighbors from their homes. police say the man was at the center of all this was distress armed and drunk and going through personal issues. a friend of his had called police telling them that the man was in a crisis. we're awaiting word on any charges for the man involved. >> it is 5:35 and new this morning, a federal appeals court refused to toss charges
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against new jersey senator bob menendez. an attorney for the indicted democrat had asked the third circuit court of appeals in philadelphia to review a previous ruling that had allowed the indication against menendez to move forward. a judge denied that request yesterday. menendez is charged with pushing the business interest of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts. menendez maintains his innocence. donald trump rolled out new childcare pro novel aston delaware county last night. he told the invite only crowd that he wants the federal government to cover six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers if their employers do not. trump's plan would also allow working parents to deduct childcare expenses from their income taxes. trump heads back to the midwest today with stops in ohio and michigan. hillary clinton says she will be back on the campaign trail tomorrow. former president bill clinton says his wife is feeling great since taking a three day break. the democratic presidential nominee will travel to greensboro north carolina
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tomorrow. president obama campaigned on hillary clinton's behalf from the steps of the philadelphia art museum yesterday. he praised clinton as the most qualified candidate ever to seek the higher office and mocked donald trump as not fit in any way to lead. >> a main line elementary school is bringing in a police patrol to patrol those grounds later today because of a bear sighting. someone first spotted it in the woods near ithan elementary in bryn mawr yesterday. officials kept students and teachers inside all day as a precaution. there was also extra security during dismissal to make sure that everybody got home safely. it's going to be a warm one and we tend to see bears look like they're looking for water and moving about quite a bit when it gets warm. >> we'll see if it -- they never really knew for sure but we'll see. >> yeah. they'll be out there looking for it just in case. >> absolutely. >> storm tracker6 double scan no rain to help the bears or anybody else right now. as we take a look outside we have sky6 and there is the commodore barry bridge crossing the river from chester into new jersey and
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you can see that we are tranquil out there. probably going to see some sunshine a plenty early and maybe a few more clouds digging in later in the day. temperature currently in philadelphia 69 degrees, a few degrees warmer than this time yesterday. dewpoint up at 60 but that's not too bad. just moderately humid. and even slightly humid is the way i would call that. and winds out of the southwest at 5 miles per hour. humidity today doesn't really seem to be major problem. we are looking at sunshine early, occasionally there may be some clouds sweeping in and then late today we'll be looking for the possibility of a shower or a pop-up thunderstorm, mainly north and west. the model does have one coming down through chester county and trying to make a run at delaware county and philadelphia later this evening. but most of you are going to miss out on this stuff. so, if you have plans to be out tonight i would just check out radar on 6abc "action news" later today before you head out to make sure everything still looks like it's fairly tranquil. 69 degrees by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, 77 and by noon, 84. it's going to be hotter this afternoon. we have been talking about this for several days. 90 degrees by 3 o'clock.
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your high of 91 probably around 3:30 or 4:00. then we're back into the upper 80's by 5 o'clock. again not oppressively humid at a, just a little bit humid at times and as we roll through the afternoon up north it's also going to be hot. 90 in allentown and trenton. 91 in reading. 91 in wilmington. getting down toward the shore it's low 80's and not a bad day on the beach. just a bit humid. for the phillies tonight again i think there's a real good chance we stay dry at the ballpark but i would check out "action news" before you head down just to make sure. first pitch temperature 85 degrees. ninth inning 75. not all that humid. a little warmer than the last couple of nights. and then tomorrow behind a departing cold front really nice changes in store. lots of sunshine building back in. high pressure. low humidity. and a high only about 78 degrees tomorrow. down the coast we did have tropical storm julia that formed late last night just before 11 o'clock. it actually formed with the center of the storm over land which is kind of weird. this is a fairly weak storm but it is dishing a lot of rain into our southern
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statements looks like it stays down -- today's record high is 92. we'll be close. could be a little pop-up shower or thunderstorm. and then 78 and 79 on thursday and friday. two great days. start tout the weekend 83 degrees a bit warmer on saturday but still not bad. partly sunny skies. on sunday we are going to get muggier. a high of 82. mostly cloudy skies. a couple of spotty showers and thunderstorms through the day. and then monday clouds to sun, 84 and 86 nice on tuesday. so, you get through today and the numbers get a lot better. >> good deal. thank you david. 5:40 now. and a man appears to intentionally try to run over three police officers. dramatic surveillance video is coming up. >> also al hitchhiking bride gets a lift on her big day. karen. >> live in for the washington looking pretty good here on 309 approaching the pennsylvania turnpike. no problems right here but we have major issues elsewhere including word of an accident where a tractor-trailer went down an embankment. the latest on that when we
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>> welcome back. things looking good on the platt right now. it's 5:43, 69 degrees out there. >> let's get the latest on what's going on with traffic. a couple things going on right now, right, karen. >> we have a lot happening at this early hour. that's way it works with traffic. suddenly things are fine and then it all goes downhill. garden state parkway northbound approaching route 30 that's exit 40 we've got an accident that's happening right now in egg harbor
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township here involving a tractor-trailer that went down an embankment and we're hearing it's lost its load in the process of that. we've got crews blocking the left lane right now and chopper6 headed to the scene on the garden state parkway northbound, a big accident causing problems with a tractor-trailer. other issues around the area here, now we have two accidents on the new jersey turnpike. right near exit three. so we're watching for an accident northbound and we've got an accident southbound that's blocking the left lane. so now one in either direction in a busy area, that's exit three on the new jersey turnpike. a lot of people take that to then get on 42 and you could head anywhere from that coming into the city or whatever so new jersey if that northbound near exit three now we've got an accident in each direction so this latest one just coming in a second ago. we had the southbound one. now there's a northbound one causing some slowing there. and of course we've been talking about that major accident that's up in that northampton county blocking 78 eastbound, shut down in both directions between 412 and 33. watch for.
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that let's look at these temperatures. it's 60 degrees in martins creek, 71 in quakertown and pottstown. 69 degrees in center city. no rain out there right now, nothing impacting the roads even though we have these big accidents gut it's heating up today. 65 in hammonton and 66 in dover. headed up to a hot and rather humid 91. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you karen. disturbing surveillance video shows an intentional attack on police officers. authorities say mark laquan pain tried to run over three cops at a phoenix gas station yesterday morning. one of the officers was flung 8 feet in the air. it was his first day on the job. pane's vehicle smashed through the store. he then got out and started pummeling the police. officers had to subdue him with a taser. >> these officers could have easily been killed and i thank god that we're not planning three funerals right now. >> pane now faces three counts of attempt murder and police still don't know what his motivation for this was. >> russian hackers have released what they claim are the medical records of several u.s. olympians.
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the world anti-doping agency couldn't officials its database was action and that athletes' records were stolen. tennis champ venus williams gymnast simone biles and basketball player and did he mean wear native elena delle donne responded to the leak. players admit to taking prescription medications but in each case they had received approval for therapeutic use. two protestors who rushed at ryan lochte during "dancing with the stars" are free on bail this morning. the olympians pro-dancing partner cheryl burke says she and lochte are already rehearsing for next week though lochte injured his ankle as security tackled a protestors on the stage. the two men did not touch any of the dancers and said they never intended to hurt anyone. it is unclear if security will be increased for monday's live show. >> a new hampshire bride had to get creative to make it to the church on time. angelique arsenault waited 11 years to marry her groom. on the way to the ceremony the limo that was carrying her bridesmaids and family ended
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up way flat tire. >> the cars driving by us then just took pictures and left and then finally someone actually stopped to see if we needed a ride. >> and indeed they did. they made it to the venue about 30 minutes late. angelique's groom joked that for a brief second he thought he was being stood up. the couple said everybody got a good laugh about what happened and it made their wedding day extra memorable. >> a marine turning home from deployment dresses up in a costume to surprise his children. >> visitors to the national arlington cemetery will have to comply with new rules. >> getting a bit hot later on. we'll have your 12 hour forecast let you see right where the numbers are going at a. that's coming up. loophole for terrorists - and with the gun lobby.
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>> new this morning a u.s. marine went medieval on his children for a surprise reunion they will never forget. nine-year-old elijah and six-year-old jacob posed for a photo with a knight at the medieval times restaurant in maryland yesterday and yes major christopher page was beneath those layers of the suit. he pulled them off so that the boys could see the knight in shining armor was dad. major page is now home from a seven month tour in iraq. >> that's beautiful. >> he is indeed a hero. let's take a look outside right now check lionville chester county. this is route 100 at 113. no problems. southbound traffic you see the truck coming right towards you that's headed towards exton moving okay. west philadelphia though 60th and lansdowne avenue we've got a sinkhole from a water main break yesterday morning. stick to 69th or 61st because 60th is blocked at lansdowne
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avenue. septa trolleys route 10 shuttle busing between 33rd and market because of the water main break. route 36 had earlier problems and they were shuttle busing but they're back to normal. >> all right karen on the big board we have a hot one building today. briefly anyway. 69 degrees by 8 o'clock. 77 by 10 o'clock. it's one of those days where if you have plans to head out to the market early might be better than later because by noon we're up to 84 and then by 3 o'clock 90 and we're actually going get a high of 91 slotting in at about 4 o'clock. not super-duper humid today but it is going to be hotter than it has been recently. gets a lot better tomorrow though. we actually might challenge some record highs today. in philadelphia we're going for 91 but that's only one off the record and we're pretty close in a lot of other spots. matt and tam. >> all right, thank you david. you can find the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day on our web site. just go on over to arlington national cemetery is tightening
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burglarized home in houston suggest the crime was carried out by children. homeownerrer joseph alvarado found two sloppy miss spelled notes left behind by the culprits. handwriting looks to be that of a child. one letter reads i stole your stuff because my brother told me to and the other is a list of the items. the crime is especially tough for alvarado who teaches special education in middle school. a burglar broke into a florida home three days in a row and swiped everything from televisions and iphones to leftovers in the fridge. here you can see the thief opening the refrigerator and eating a piece of cheesecake. miami police say the man broke in through a window setting off the alarm but he ran off before police could arrive. >> china has just completed the highest cable bridge in the world. the bridge sets 1800 feet above a gorge and stretches more than three-quarters of a mile. the cost of the bridge was more than $150 million. it will open up later this year. >> 5:56. next and new this morning, fast cash might be harder to
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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 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday september 14th. we're following some breaking news. >> the coroner abdul an overnight crash in the lehigh valley. we'll have the traffic details plus a live report near the scene. >> police found a couple stabbed to death in a northeast philadelphia home and now investigators are still trying to figure out who killed whom. >> new video shows a scary scene at a mall in new jersey. a battery on a vaping device
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catches fire while inside a woman's purse. >> first up let's talk about your accuweather today. a little warm dave murphy tells us and karen rogers watching a lot already in your traffic. good morning. >> yeah, we are headed for a hot afternoon. right now it doesn't feel too bad though. satellite shows you a lack of any real significant cloud cover. so we're going start out with sun and then later in the day some of those clouds to the north and west might pop in. might get a late shower or thundershower especially north and west. 68 is the current temperature in philadelphia. 61 in allentown, 64 in trenton, 67 in wilmington and 73 in cape may. dewpoints are up a little bit but not bad in the i-95 corridor. really not all that humid but as you go farther south it might feel a little bit stickier with those numbers climbing up into the 60's dewpoint-wise. back to temperatures. 68 degrees by 7 o'clock under the sun. by 10 o'clock, still pretty bright, 77 and in the afternoon it features sun and some clouds but it does get hot. 84 degrees by noon. by 3:00, 90 and your high of 91 probably around 3:30 or 4:00 this afternoon before we dip back to 88 by 6 o'clock. then again that late day


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