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the shore while still at hurricane strength. >> the big story is where that storm is headed next. we have team coverage, our meteorologists tracking matthew as it turns to the u.s. and cecily tynan starts us off this evening live at the big board with the latest. >> reporter: matthew made landfall over the southern tip of haiti this morning as a category 4 hurricane, first time since 1964. now this storm a powerful 4 hurricane is setting its sights on cuba, you see the high clearly there, close to the coast of cuba, maximum sustained winds, the hurricane warnings are extended through haiti and the bahamas, and we have hurricane watches and tropical storm watches now for parts of florida, because eastern florida could be within the track of this storm system. this is the latest on hurricane matthew, 30 miles
south-southwest of cuba. it's skirting cuba and heading to the bahamas and keeping its category 4 status and desclerosing a bit because of its interaction with land down to 130 miles per hour and then it looks to steer toward florida, close to eastern florida by late in the week and this shows it as a major hurricane. still a category 4 hurricane bear in mind, even if the storm system doesn't make a direct hit on florida, tropical storm force winds make a turn to the center and florida gets battered and it shows it making a beeline for the carolinas. likely hitting southeastern north carolina saturday afternoon but as a category 2 hurricane and then coming close off shower to our region by sunday afternoon. this ultimate track depends on several different factors.
lets head to adam joseph with more on that. >> reporter: there is complexity in the atmosphere and when matthew approaches, the area of northern florida as well as southern georgia and north carolina. we have a cold front coming in from the north and west and the cold front comes in it depends how strong the energy is, whether it kicks matthew off the coast or pulls matthew inward. this would be over the weekend late saturday into the day on sunday. this is sunday at noon, where the model is showing matthew off the carolinas and this energy interacting with it. again, what happens when they come together, that is almost four days away. and it's something we have to track to see exactly how they combine and if they combine or if they stay apart. as we look at the latest model data, every line is a different model. since this morning, they have shifted farther to the south and east.
yesterday and even this morning, they were closer to the coastline and the majority of them were over the coast of new jersey and delaware, the latest runs that keep coming in are moving these farther to the south and east meaning that that energy wants to kick it away rather than pull it up the entire eastern seaboard. this is good news if it stays that way, but this is one change in one day and more changes will come as we go through the rest of the week, but the changes today indicate that we would still get heavy rain here on saturday no matter if it goes out to sea or not. the storm at this point looks further offshore from our shore line but still brings strong rip currents and rough surf, when meteorologist, cecily tynan, comes back there is more from matthew and our forecast for the rest of the week. our coverage continues now with sara bloomquist, she is live at the satellite center with the damage matthew has already done and how the south is bracing tonight.
>> reporter: that is right hurricane matthew is posing a threat from the florida keys to the carolinas and looks to head in this direction. officials are urging people to prepare. hurricane matthew made landfall in haiti becoming the first category 4 storm to strike there in 52 years. matthew brought high winds and torrential rain and is now being blamed for at least four deaths in the caribbean. now, the dangerous storm is on the move toward cuba and the bahamas. >> i pray that everyone is safe. and it's not as bad as they are predicting. >> hurricane watches are predicted for the east coast of florida, lines at gas stations are long and people are picking up plywood to board up homes. >> matthew say category 4 storm and we cannot take it lightly. approaching florida with potentially devastating winds.
every forecast puts florida more in harm's way. president obama will head to fema's headquarters to speak about the response of hurricane matthew. >> and response centers in atlanta and philadelphia will activate operations today. >> the president has canceled campaign events set to happen in florida tomorrow. because will he travel to fema headquarters to monitor the path of the storm and the national guard is activated in the state of florida and some communities in the east coast of south carolina are already being evacuated. live in the satellite center, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. parts of the jersey shore of course are also preparing for matthew, barriers are going up in brigantine here from preventing the ocean from going over the bulk heads. and in ocean city they are keeping a close eye on the storm in case they need to act. as matthew moves closer, rely on 6 abc for the latest information and get updates from accuweather
around the clock at 6abc.com or on the 6 abc news apps. new at 5:00 now. officials in the poconos say they found a human remain on property owned by a man who was once connected to the disappearance of a woman in 2013. tonight "action news" spoke to the woman's mother for the first time since police began searching the property. lehigh valley correspondent, walter perez has the story. >> reporter: it's nearly three years since holly grim went missing without a trace. and still her mother says that she has to believe that her daughter is alive. >> i have no other way to look at this. >> i don't like the negative things i hear. people are making judgment way ahead of time. >> the case had grown cold until last week when state police executed a search warrant on this home. the man that lives here and grim
used to work together at the allen organ company in macungie. they are digging up the property for the last service days and the search has resulted in the discovery of a human bone. >> we can't reach conclusions until all the tests are done and the work takes about a month. >> all we know right now is that it was a human bone. holly grim was last seen taking to the bus stop near her home and no one has seen or heard from her since that time. jeanette grim has taken over the responsibility of raising her grandson who is now 18 years old and jeanette says that is okay because focusing on her faith and family sustained her over the past years. >> the need the help to get through the day between god and my other children that is what keeps me going. >> to be clear dna test results on the human bone is expected to come back next month, so it's
not yet linked to the case. walter perez channel 6 "action news." >> turning to the race for the white house, the push for pennsylvania continued today as democratic nominee hillary clinton visited our area trying to garner support. the action cam was in haverford county where clinton was joined by her daughter chelsea and actress and penn graduate liz ben banks. she later held an event for voter registration. and donald trump is working on shoring up arizona. and a rally is getting underway in prescott. and arizona expected to be a key state. and new poll numbers show that clinton is gaining ground. according to a poll out today clinton leads trump in pennsylvania among likely pennsylvania voters by nearly 10 points. that same poll shows a tight
race for pennsylvania senate seat. katie mcginty leads the republican incumbent pat toomey. but voters are still undecided. condition dates for president and senate are pouring millions of dollars into tv ads. vernon odom has that story. >> i know a lot about pennsylvania. >> since memorial day both presidential candidates have both made major stops in pennsylvania. >> hello philadelphia! >> especially voter rich southeastern philadelphia where one-third of the votes in pennsylvania will be cast in philadelphia and the surrounding counties. that is where the bulk of the tv ad money is spend. some locals have had enough already. >> finding enough to nit-pick and bringing down the idea of actually voting for somebody, why get involved with it at all. it's possible. >> since the spring the tv ad
buys in pennsylvania have been charge. $3.5 million from the clinton campaign and $1.5 million from the trump campaign. the clinton campaign has spent three times more. >> the trump campaign has not spend as much as previous campaigns and not being supported by the republican party or outside groups. >> the mcginty-toomey race is the most watched in the nation. $3.1 million for mcginty so far and pat toomey 4.5 million statewide. >> it's coming from the parties and from packs and from individuals. >> a bipartisan leader -- >> there has been a dramatic increase for adds over social media. >> you get oversaturated and start to tune them out. you pay attention to what strikes your curiosity and ignore the rest. >> i think it's a waste of money
because it's not focusing on what we need to know to vote. >> both parties desperately need pennsylvania for control of u.s. senate. and both are considered tight and millions more dollars will pour into the commonwealth in the weeks ahead leading up to election day. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" in winfield heights. time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report tuesday night. the man in the know tonight, matt pellman in the traffic center. >> we knew we were important in southeast pennsylvania, good afternoon to you, important traffic notes for you on the schuylkill westbound we have an accident near girard avenue, cleared out but it causes big delays still out there. just 14 miles per hour. the delays spilled on to the vine street expressway and then an accident there, westbound approaching the schuylkill crash is out there taking out the right lane and come out the river drives as you leave the city. a couple of issues in chester
county, wires are down. hill endale gets around it. and an accident at the 1340 spit look for traffic light troubles. one more a crash at the burlington bristol bridge just 3 miles per hour on at approach to that accident scene. >> all right thank you sir. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. developing news out of north jersey, the discovery that ntsb discovered in the last hour, amidst the deadly train crash in hoboken. and gas could be the reason for the explosion in north jersey that destroyed two entire homes.
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receive aid call for a gas odor and they were able to evacuate the residents before the explosion. time for health check. cyber security and hacking is front and center for a health care giant. >> ali gorman is at the big board with the details. >> johnson & johnson is warning of a hacker bug, they say the risk is mall but sent out letters to doctors and 140,000 patients using the one touch ping insulin pump. they detailed the problem and how to fix it. unauthorized access is extremely low and the hacker needs to be close to the patient wearing the pump. it's an older device and newer ones are encrypted with much more security. also today a new invention
to help auto void getting a sun burn. kristin mccclellan invented a screen, it offers full coverage in just 10 seconds, can you choose spf 15, 30 or 40. doctor shelly likes the idea. >> i would like to see it at a lot of events like marathons and beaches and big parties outdoors. >> like regular sunscreen you have to wait for it to dry. and it looks like there is some competition with other similar systems out there. we could start to see them pop up at some resorts. as with regular sunscreen have you to make sure it gets under your bathing suit in case it moves and not to inhale when
holiday season and even better news for workers many companies are offering folks higher pay and bigger employee discounts and flexible hours. macy's and target are holding their first nationwide job fairs and others are encouraging folks to apply through the company's apps. a state trooper is being remembered tonight decades after his death. there was a ceremony to honor trooper paul sherman, he died nearly 70 years ago when his patrol car collided with a train and many families and friends were there today as a memorial sign was unveiled . rap star, kanye west, will not perform tonight in philadelphia after his wife kim kardashian was robbed at gun point in paris. and police are relying on police video to track down the suspects in the heist targeting kardashian yesterday. officialed say they locked her
in a bathroom and stole $10 million worth of jewelry and escaped on bicycles, the suspects that posed address police have not been identified. authorities have not said if they received help from kardashian's entourage. and looking live from the pennsylvania temple cam. when "action news" continues in a moment. planned parenthood.
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satellite 6 along with action radar showing the easterly flow is pulling in the clouds all day and the reason why we have high pressure building down from canada. this continues to sink down to the south and that brings us brighter skies tomorrow and still a possible of a little bit of patchy fog developing late tonight and overnight low 55 in philadelphia. allentown chilly, 48 degrees and cape may 60 and wilmington 52. future tracker 6 showing tomorrow morning brighter than today. a good amount of sunshine as we head through the afternoon, more sunshine to the northwest and more clouds from the southeast and generally a nice day. in the meantime, hurricane matthew is still a category 4 hurricane, maximum sustained wins of 145 miles per hour and blew through haiti this morning and now the eye is close to the eastern tip of cuba. there are high cliffs there, about 500 feet. as it rolls through it will likely weaken somewhat, but
shows it as a category 4 hurricane wednesday afternoon heading through the bahamas and this track has shifted to the west near florida. friday after either grazing or making landfall along the northeast coast of florida. and then possibly a second landfall as it heads into the carolinas, behind that, what happens really depends on how the storm interacts with trough moving in from the west. one scenario pulls the moisture up, and that brings heavy rains and coastal flooding and beach erosion, however if that trough is stronger it would kick it out to sea, and we would still get rain but the heavier affects would be offshore and beach erosion, and the track for our latitude is still up in the air. 72 sunshine and thursday mostly sunny and 75 and friday 76 and
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tuesday night. hurricane matthew is battering haiti with record rains as we continue to track the path and potential impact on our region. meteorologist, adam joseph, has the latest projections coming up and abc news learned new information at the scene of the deadly new jersey train crash in hoboken. what they found among the wreckage and the vice presidential candidates go toe to toe tonight trying to score points for their party's nominee. and now the picture behind us taken by a satellite this afternoon shows how large this storm is. >> matthew made landfall as a
category 4 hurricane, adam joseph continues to track matthew's movements. >> this is color to the satellite imagery, the red is the colder cloud tops and the stronger part of the storm. as it passed haiti there was no definitive eye and then you saw the eye wall forming and it strengthened once again and the eye wall collapsed as it heads to the southern tip of cuba as it interacts with the mountains with cuba, winds sustained at 140 miles per hour. as it passes by cuba, at 5:30 here this evening, as it heads towards the bahamas. into wednesday evening, both cuba and the bahamas can expect rainfall up to 15 inches in some locations with storm surge of 10 to 15 feet. still a very dangerous storm with respect to the rain, storm
surge and wind field. what is why we have hurricane warnings for all the islands of the turks and caicos and a hurricane watch now for parts of the east coast and as it passes by close to florida. the spaghetti plots bring it close to north carolina and notice the general consensus now pushes this further to the south and east. off the coast, once it passes the carolinas it goes farther away from us opposed to hugging the shore, it's just a trend and we'll talk about the scenario coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you adam. folks in haiti posted dramatic video of hurricane matthew's impact on their island. james took a picture of a man trying to cross a flowing river here, and he eventually made it to higher ground but the current was very strong. and this video was posted on the twitter near the haitian capital
of port-au-prince. and it causes widespread flooding and normally calm waters to rage out of control. >> you can follow the path of hurricane matthew any time at 6abc.com, there you can find the interactive hurricane tracker showing where the storm is expected to strike next and get the latest on the impact matthew could have on our area. and we have the latest on the deadly crash in hoboken. deputies learned that the second black box is just recovered from the front car of that train. the items could hold key pieces of information to determine the cause. the first event recorder located in the back of the train was not functioning at the time of the crash and an official close to the investigation estimated that the train was going 20 to 30 miles per hour when it slammed into the barrier and terminal.
one woman died and more than 100 people were injured. including the engineer. now to the 2016 race for the white house tonight. the vice presidential running mates square off in their first and only debate. mike pence and tim kaine are in strangers to the political arena, tonight is about making a big impression on the national stage and bolstering the candidate's standing with the voters. >> reporter: in this election unlike any other in american history. the vice presidential debate tonight may have a greater impact than ever. >> especially undecided voters may take a look and say maybe i can make up my mind based on the vice presidential candidates. >> the two men in farmville, mike pence and tim kaine, are surrogates for their presidential candidates, they are relative unknowns for much
of america, 40% of americans couldn't name either vp candidate but tonight may change all of that. >> he will go out with a fiery performance. >> kelly conway promising a debate performance to remember from mike pence who we are told is preparing for the match-up holding mock debates. he walks into the debate behind in the polls and following a week of controversies for hi running mate donald trump. including the revelation that trump may not have paid income taxes for nearly two decades. and hillary clinton's running mate has her full confidence. kaine looking casual touring the hall tonight. a new campaign ad making them one and the same. both men are expected to be on the offensive for a moment that could be an important moment in
this campaign. >> they expect the audiences in the first half hour so we can expect the punches to start flying off the top. >> you can watch senator tim kaine face off against governor mike pence in their first and only debate coverage begins here at 9:00 and get break ago lerts by downloading the free 6 abc news app. it's available on the apple and google play stores. in other news, philadelphia police release new information today about a hit and run that injured a school crossing guard. this is a piece of the bumper from the car that hit the woman outside of karnell elementary. they are looking for an older model gray ford fusion or focus similar to these and the car may have red paint on the front. the crossing guard yelled at the driver for almost striking a child and the driver stopped and cursed at her and backed into
her as she stood in the median. >> a man and woman were caught on surveillance camera stealing from a store in physical. it happened at the clothes and more on september 22nd. they took boxes of headphones as well. when the employee confronted a suspect, the worker sprayed the worker with pepper spray and punched them. if you recognize the people in the video are you asked to call police. time to get a check of traffic on a tuesday. matt pellman is back with the latest. >> we are having delays on the schuylkill expressway westbound side especially slow because of a crash at girard that is long gone that caused the delays on the vine street expressway westbound. and then an accident there, westbound vine approaching the schuylkill off to the side now, still just 18 miles per hour westbound past broad street.
and now kennett township wires down on a truck blocking old kennett road by thomas auto. and in buck county the southbound lanes of yardley road are still blocked because of a crash by core creek park. and on 413 in burlington a crash heading to the burlington bristol bridge in the process of clearing now but still just miles per hour around the circle in burlington. we had a vehicle that overheated here on 42 by creek road and sluggish in the southbound lanes. and only one septa regional rail delay on the trenton line, otherwise we are back on the normal schedules and looking decent. rick and monica back over to you. some of golf's greatest player gathered today to honor a legend. a moving tribute to around
the defense prepped a statement in the trial of a georgia man charged in the death of his toddler son in an suv. prosecutors opened the case yesterday. is he charged with mag malice and other crimes. they allege he killed his son because he was living a double life. tennis star, maria sharapova a, will be abe to return to her sport sport in april. her sentence for doping was reduced to 15 months. she tested positive for a banned heart medication, but she cannot
be considered an intentional doper. she released a statement saying in part, quote, tennis is my passion and i missed it. thousands of people said good-bye to golfing legend, arnold palmer. he died last night at the able of 87 during the service golf star jack nicholas got emotional speaking of his friend of nearly 60 years. >> millions of fans remember when arnold palmer touched your life, touched your heart. and please don't forget why. >> palmer won 62 titles on the pga tour and helped to increase government's popularity around the world. jaime apody is here with sports and an update on one of the sixers. >> ben simmons went in for
surgery to repair the fracture in his right foot. this was suppose to be his sixers preseason debut and they will face the celtics without him. but all eyes are on joel. and they limit him to 12 minutes but we'll take it and he is excited. >> i always say i'm never neverous, but we'll see. i want to learn as much as we can. i just want to learn everything i can. >> like waiting for him as what feels like the longest wait ever is waiting for the verdict on lane johnson. he had his appeal in new york for the second offense violating the nfl's drug policy, typically they take a week, if we don't
hear anything by sunday lane can start in detroit. they were back on the field after having their regular tuesday off. and they talked about solar energy and football and the michigan native is looking forward to going back home on sunday. >> it's fun for me to go back to detroit and play in front of my friends and family that condition see me play any where else. weighs not a proud person the way we showed up as a team in detroit on thanksgiving, so hopefully i can play better in front of my family and friends and our team can play betner detroit. >> carson wentz spent his week hunting, and shooting a commercial in the streets of fargo. >> what i got to know from carson, that is exactly what i thought he would done in the by week. >> is this kids's life about to
change. >> i can't wait without a doubt. we'll leave it to you guys to talk about. >> too superstitious to talk about it. eagles one of two undefeated teams to talk about. the other is minnesota, the vikings beat the giant, 24-10 on monday night football last night. they are 4-0, imagine winning their next two and they are bone undefeated for bradford's return to face the eagles later this month. the temple owls 1-0 in conference play and getting said for conference play. and it's their conference opener surely a tough task for temple. >> playing at night on the road is not necessarily a challenge but something different. we, i think five of our six games on the road were at night. i think we won four of the five, excited to play, as excited as i have been in a long time. >> we are the home for temple football. a look at the road ahead
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a live look at the calm waters through sky 6 hd new jersey, we are tracking hurricane matthew and meteorologist, adam joseph, is trying to determine what impact it could have on the delaware valley. >> the waters will definitely turn rough no matter the track, because it's a huge storm. but the question is after the carolinas where does is move? there is indication but questions in the air. we'll give it our best shot. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan all is quiet despite clouds, some sun returns late this morning and even now some breaks in the cloud cover
delling and the easterly wind continues to lock in the low level moisture and that is fog or mist we have seen in spots during the last couple of mornings and the clouds fighting the sun through the afternoon and temperatures in the mid-60s across the board here with 65 or 66 being a popular number. at the beginning of the satellite imagery, you see the breaks in the clouds and they filled back in from the northeasterly direction and high clouds to the south. so we are not tracking any precipitation for the west of this week. tonight mostly cloudy and areas of fog are developing. 48 in the suburbs and 55 for center city. as we go into tomorrow afternoon. clouds and fog burning off to partly to cloudy skies and north and west, as opposed to the south and east. and cloud cover upper 60s and then we bump into the lower and
middle 70s to the north and west. of course watching matthew, still a hurricane, category 4 status of 145 miles per hour. it's about 30 miles from making landfall on the southern tip of cuba moving north slow at 9 miles per hour. after cuba the bahamas are next. wednesday afternoon and winds tomorrow 130 miles per hour still a category 40, likely in the bahamas. it's going weaken through the bahamas and now the track bring its close to the coast of florida. jacksonville, daytona beach, winds sustained at 115 miles per hour. and the cone of uncertainty is not all that wide. there is not much movement when you talk about the coast of florida, but when you speed up distance and time. it gets wider because the farther out you are the harder to predict but the eastern carolinas on saturday and pushes
off of our coastline in the middle to latter part of the weekend, it could go as far east as this or as far west as that. the problem here late in the forecast for the weekend is the cold front, if it's weak it will allow matthew to ride directly up the coast. that is scenario number one, strong gusty winds along with rough surf and beach erosion, but if the trough is stronger, it will kick it off to sea after the carolinas and we get minimal affects with just a little bit of wind and rain in the forecast for the weekend even if it goes out to sea and the heaviest days offshore and some heavy surf and beach erosion. it can go in either direction. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast morning fog burning off to sun and after morning fog again on thursday, mostly sunny and 75 and nice an
friday and 76 and no matter the track clouds come in on saturday, with rain developing light or heavy, saturday afternoon and saturday night could linger into sunday depend on the track and clears out no matter what monday into tuesday in the mid-60s. we'll continue to have the updates for you on "action news" facebook and social media pages, the latest trend from the morning's model bring it farther out to sea and closer to us. lets hope that trend continues. >> thank you. check back often on stormtracker 6 live double scan live, it's one of many resources available at 6abc.com/weather, and use twitter and facebook to stay connects to our meteorologists including the layest on hurricane matthew. actor, ben stiller, said he survived prostate cancer. he is spreading the word for early detection, he had surgery to remove his prostate and says
pope francis visited the towns devastated by the earthquake in italy. he toured a school and stopped by one of the hardest hit areas of town that is still closed. nearly 300 people in central italy died in the 6.4 magnitude quake. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. hurricane matthew hits haiti and is now taking aim at the east coast of the united states. how coastal communities are preparing now. a new exhibit highlighting new jersey's past as a toy manufacturing hub is about to open. we'll tell you where you can get a look. for adam joseph, cecily tynan, jaime apody, monica malpass i'm rick williams have a
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. tuesday night the man suspected of killing an 8-year-old camden girl goes before a judge and the democratic nominee courts voters in haverford, pa. but the big story is hurricane matthew, this is what matthew looked like when it came ashore in haiti.
the first category 4 hurricane to hit haiti since 1964. the u.s. has deployed disaster teams to haiti and jamaica. we'll get the latest from cecily tynan and adam joseph and bob brooks is staked out in atlantic city. setly tell us about the potential track of this storm. >> reporter: and bearing down in eastern cuba, maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. this is a monster storm and will is the eye it's beginning to collapse now. as it is interacting with cuba. and it looks to pass through the island today and the problem is that this storm system is maintaining its strength and moving very slowly. maximum sustained wins of 140 miles per hour and moving due north at 9 miles per hour and it lks