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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 october 5th. we're working on several breaking and developing stories. >> fire tragedy in philadelphia's bustleton neighborhood. flames consume a home killing two people inside. we will have a live report. >> drivers gassing up in new jersey may have to pay a bit more at the pump if lawmakers vote on a deal today. >> hurricane matthew has proven deadly as it churns through the caribbean. new information just in on the path of the storm and when it might reach our area. >> let's find out a little bit more about matthew and our weather day with dave murphy and karen rogers of course has her eyes on everything that involves your commute.
good morning. >> good morning, everybody. there are some low lying clouds around the region this morning. you can see that on satellite and there may be some sunny breaks early. i do think that once we get past the first several hours of the morning the low clouds start to break up and by this afternoon we're expecting partly sunny skies and pretty nice conditions. a bit cool this morning too. 58 degrees in philadelphia. 54 in allentown. 56 in reading. 59 in wilmington. 53 in trenton and 60 degrees in cape may. as we roll through the day, 57 and cool by 7 o'clock. and still a fair amount of clouds by 10 o'clock. 60 degrees there. but as we roll through the rest of the day we are expecting that transition to partly sunny skies and we'll wind up with a high of 71 degrees here at 3 o'clock this afternoon. so, not a bad afternoon after a somewhat cool cloudy start. hurricane matthew is down to a category three as it continues to move away from cuba and get set to push into the bahamas later today. but it is expected to restrengthen to a category four by the time it gets out of this sort of bottleneck area and gets up into the
bahamas. there is a big change though in the long range track that could spell a much better story for us, an updated track from the national hurricane center came in about 10 minutes ago. i'll have it for you in just six minutes karen. >> everybody anxious to see that. let's check outside. it's that time of the morning our early morning construction is starting to clear. we're looking live at i-95 at cottman. southbound traffic moving fine. south of her we had a roving work crew blocking lanes near bridge street. that's gone. things are moving better on 95. vine street expressway has reopened in both directions between the schuylkill and broad street. crews will be back again tonight at 11 o'clock and shut the vine down so it will be back later on. franconia township we have this accident out here on godshall road at indian creek road. we have a problem from an earlier accident. a downed pole that is still causing an issue in jackson township in ocean county. aldrich road eastbound is blocked near new prospect road. you have to scoot around that one at this early hour way downed pole. matt and tam. >> thank you karen. we begin here with breaking news. a fire killed two people in
there bustleton connection of of -- section of philadelphia overnight. katherine scott is live near where the fire broke out. katherine. >> reporter: matt firefighters pulled two people from this home. they administered cpr but those two people did not survive. this was a fast moving fire and you can see the damage it did to this home. you can see that the fire department remains on the scene here this morning. there's debris, the broken glass and windows holes in the roof and walls. firefighters arrived shortly before midnight on the 9800 block of bridle road in bustleton. firefighters called this an aggressive interior fire fight. 40 fire personnel and 11 apparatus were on the scene. firefighters took out two people. one was found in the foyer the other in the living room. again they administered cpr but they he could not he revive them and they died on the scene. this took 35 minutes to bring the fire under control. firefighters did not hear any smoke alarms when 93 arrived. whether there were any working
detectors remains under investigation. the flames burned the gas meter off the wall and there was a minor gas leak and emergency evacuation but that gas leak is plugged up now. neighbors came run willing -- running when they saw the smoke and flames. >> my husband woke me up. i opened up the window and right across the street i seen the flames higher than the trees. i ran out. my neighbor was screaming. running up to the door bang on the door trying to -- she said that the front of the door was hot. >> reporter: and back here live you can see what's left of this home after that massive fire. firefighters were able to keep the flames from extending to their homes next door. one firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor injury. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. we're live in bustleton, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> katherine thank you for that. and at least 11 deaths have been blamed on hurricane
matthew already. five of them in haiti. >> the latest track has the storm continuing its path towards the east coast with a possible impact on our area this weekend. residents are stocking up on everything from groceries and water to fuel and cash. the governor of north carolina declared a state of emergency for more than half of the counties in the state. and medical evacuations are already under way in south carolina. coastal evacuations begin today. >> now hurricane matthew's track still remains uncertain but the storm is already heavy on the minds of many people at the jersey shore. in brigantine barriers up to prevent the ocean from spilling over the pluck heads. emergency management officials in ocean city say they are keeping a close eye on the storm. nelson and kay baker have lived in ocean city for 50 years and they say they've seen a lot of storms and typically they he stay home to ride it out. >> we fool heartedly sat out about four hurricanes in ocean city and we're not decided what we're going to do on this one but it's a good chance
we'll stay. >> other residents we spoke to after hurricane sandy say it is better to be prepared. visit our web site 6abc.com to monitor the path of hurricane matthew any time. our interactive hurricane tracker can show you current wind speeds and where the storm is expected to go next. >> happening today, new jersey lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would raise the state's gas tax. democratic leaders and republican governor chris christie agreed to raise it by 23 cents a gallon to pay for road bridge and transit work. new jersey's current gas tax at 14 cents is the second he lowest in the nation. the legislation to raise the tax to 37 cents and bring it above the national average. but that would still be lower than neighboring pennsylvania and delaware. also from our new jersey news room some of the people who were injured in that hoboken train crash are plan ning to sue new jersey transit. they filed intend to sue claims. >> unless new jersey transit is going to come forward with
some kind of evidence that shows that any of the passengers did anything to cause this accident, they're on the hook for it. >> the ntsb says the second event recorder and lead car video recorder have been recovered. one woman was killed in the crash back on thursday. more than 100 people were hurt. the engineer has told investigators he does not remember the collision into the hoboken station. >> all right. so dave murphy people have two sets of questions. they want to know accuweather today and they want to know about matthew. >> matthew a new track has come out and it continues a trend started late yesterday dramatically different from what we showed you this time yesterday. that's coming up in just a minute or so. right now we'll talk about today. no rain. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that. as we take a look outside we're looking at some low lying cloud cover across parts of the region and there was a suggestion that there might be some fog this morning but we're really not seeing much of that just yet. if it develops over the next couple of hours we'll let you know. for now kind of a tranquil morning and pretty easy he to see everything down along the water front.
vader cool degrees in philadelphia, 58 wilmington, 54 in allentown, 53 in trenton and 60 this morning in cape may. as we roll through the morning we expect any low lying cloud cover to break up and we should transition to partly sunny skies this afternoon. so keep those shades handy even if it looks like it's starting outer kind of gray. in the lehigh valley we'll wind up partly sunny and pleasant with a high of 71. at the shore a little cool are stuck in the mid 60's again today. had under partly sunny skies cool conditions. again a little gray to start out but getting better as we go through the morning. 71 degrees partly sunny and pleasant in philadelphia. any low lying cloud cover should break up by about say nine or 10 o'clock and a little bit of a light breeze today but really pleasant overall. overnight tonight mainly clear with the possibility again of some overnight patchy fog developing, 52 is the overnight low with winds dying down. on to matthew we go. this is a category three hurricane. it has fallen down in strength a little bit. it is expected to grow back into a category four as it
pushes through the bahamas particularly through thursday afternoon and into thursday night. then here comes the change. it still looks like it's going to hug the coast of florida and georgia as a category two maybe weakening a little bit. this would be saturday night this would occur. now the latest track doesn't even make landfall down in the eastern -- southeastern united states. and this is the first track that's come out in the last several days from the national hurricane center that actually takes the cone of uncertainty away from our area. so this is trend we've been seeing since last night with the track moving farther away from us and now it looks like it's going get shoved out to sea. the reason is that there's a really deep trough that is projected to develop in the models over us and this will block the progression of this storm. in this scenario we would be scott free. spaghetti plot models haven't been upgraded but since last night you can see the idea was to keep this away from us. this is still more than three days away and there could be another change but right now the trend is certainly in our
favor. we also have tropical storm nicole that formed late yesterday. this one is going to get blocked by matthew for awhile but eventually try and hook back toward the west-northwest perhaps heading toward bermuda. we'll keep our eyes on nicole. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast today's high 71 degrees. we'll eventually see partly sunny skies. beautiful tomorrow, 75. 73 and nice on friday. mostly cloudy on saturday and breezy without matthew around we'll still have a cold front coming through that could trigger rain at some point during the day. 70 is the high there. sunday breezy and cool, hopefully matthew staying south and that would allow for us to have a dry sunday with a high of 67 degrees. and then columbus day sunny and breezy, 66. tuesday mostly sunny and 67. >> okay, thanks, david. 5:10 is the time right now. still ahead on "action news" why the car sharing services uber and lyft are once again barred from picking you up in philadelphia. >> a new jersey state trooper went above and beyond to help out a couple in need and of course these days it's all caught on camera. karen.
>> we're live in chadds ford delaware county looking pretty good. no weather related issues. volume is light. can't ask for more than that. we'll take you to conshohocken when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ crunchbreadsticks that go wherever you do. cheese dippers by the laughing cow. reinvent snacking. at ikea, we believe that everything - from your lamp to your couch - should work as hard as you do. that green living is something everyone can afford. that you can sacrifice everything but a good night sleep. and we believe your furniture should last happily ever after. make the dream yours with ikea.
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priorities usa action is responsible >> welcome back. taking a live look there, the commute up and over the platt. it is right now 5:13 and 58 degrees here on your wednesday. >> time to check out the suburbs where it takes a little longer to get to work karen. >> it sometimes does, doesn't it? let's help you out with that right now as we do our suburban traffic report and we wander to go outside live and check on one situation in conshohocken. we had a vehicle fire happening and this is on the blue route approaching the schuylkill but the vehicle fire is clear. all lanes opened.
you're looking pretty good there right now. let's check this accident we talked about an accident on godshall road in franconia township. police have left the scene. now traffic is moving fine at indian creek road with no big issues as you're heading out. on the commuter traffic report we have jimmy fitz talking about an accident in allentown on north 15th street. watch for that one heading out as well. let's look at the temperatures through the area. it's 47 in mount pocono, 58 in philadelphia, 57 in millville and 60 degrees in cape may. we kept those clouds yesterday only managed to get to 68 degrees. today a little bit better. 71. we're going to have lots of clouds and at least some sunshine mixing in so a rather nice afternoon, tam. >> all right, thank you karen. the philadelphia parking authority has given notice to uber x and lyft their operations are once again illegal philadelphia. the agency says it's going to start ticketing and together drivers for breaking the law much also a it did two years ago. uber says it will keep offering its service in the city even with this new
ruling. at the same time the ppa says it's relaxing regulations on official taxis in the city regarding various policies. 126 workers at the philadelphia housing authority are now out of a job. the agency announced the layoffs in the face of a multi-million dollars deficit. the agency says with fewer federal dollars coming in it needs to focus more on maximizing housing opportunities for people in need rather than maintaining a larger workforce. >> happening today, former new england patriot aaron hernandez is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on his upcoming double murder trial. the 26-year-old is set to stand trial in february to face charges in the 2012 killings of two men he had encountered in a boston nightclub. prosecutors say hernandez gunned down two men after one of them accidentally bumped into hernandez causing him to spill his drink. hernandez has plead not guilty. he's already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of oden lloyd.
also happening today a final farewell for a tiny superhero fan. friends family and others will remember the six-year-old victim of an elementary school shooting in south carolina. jacob hall died on saturday three days after being shot in the leg at townville elementary school. mourners are encouraged to wear a superhero costume or t-shirt. you see here first responders are demonstrating on social media how they are taking jacob's memory with them on the job. >> new jersey state troopers brought food for a couple down on their luck. this is body cam video of troop are sean wallace responding to a call about a man asking for money outside of a store in hainesport township burlington county saturday night. when he learned that the panhandler had spent his last dollars getting something for his wife to eat that morning trooper wallace did something special. >> come back over here loitering on the property. all right. >> thanks guy. >> all right. >> instead of giving the plan a ticket though trooper wallace gave the man a meal.
>> sixers top draft puck ben simmons underwent surgery to rehe pair his broken bone in his right foot. there's no timetable yet for his return. joel embiid finally made his debut in the sixers preseason opener against the celtics last night. this was his first game action since march of 2014 when he was still in college. the 7-foot two embiid recorded six points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action. the sixers won 92-89. lane johnson continues to play the waiting game. eagles right tackle had a hearing in new york yesterday to appeal his 10 game suspension for testing positive for. the eagles face the lions in detroit on sunday afternoon. >> coming up she follows people on social media. now people are saying kim kardashian's accessibility could have led to her being
robbed. >> new study claims activity trackers are ineffective at sustaining weight loss. david. >> jackets on the kids this morning. it is a little cool with most of us in the 50. this afternoon it's shorts and t's. i'll have your 12-hour forecast coming up next and we'll check out conditions at the airport.
>> a truck carrying the dough caught fire near i65 in indianapolis. the truck driver is fine. the cookie dough is toast. some of the ingredients left slick residue along the highway. >> imagine maybe it smelled great. >> best smelling fire scene. >> sad thing is i would pick it off the ground. >> one hundred second rule. >> 10 minutes, 10 seconds. let's check city avenue at conshohocken avenue. northbound traffic moving just fine headed towards the schuylkill. no problems right there. some overnight construction has cleared in woolwich township new jersey turnpike southbound moving a little
better past exit two. septa regional regional rails te back to normal. paoli thorndale train we've got a 35 minute delay due to equipment problems. watch for that one this morning dave. >> starting outer chilly this morning karen most of us in the 50's. by 7 o'clock we'll probably still be there. some of you may still be looking at mostly cloudy skies early today too. but gradually we'll transition to partly sunny conditions. by 10 o'clock probably still about 58 but up to 66 by noon and then 3 o'clock that's your high today, 71 degrees so pretty pleasant later on a little bit of a light breeze at times. at the airport we're hoping for all green aircraft which would indicate no major delays. usually the case as the flights are still kind of getting going at this time of morning. but we don't have any suggestion of rain in any of our common travel destinations so tam hopefully it's clear sailing for you this morning. >> thank you david. in health check i used to wear a fitness tracker every day and i quit and if you're wondering why i'm losing weight with this thing there may be an answer as to why you're putting it down too.
scientists at duke university took a look at this questionly they found the activity trackers made people boost the number of steps they took but they're not the right steps. lots of people upped their random steps so that's not the same it doesn't have the same benefits as youing your exercise steps like going for a brisk walk or other vigorous exercise which might explain why a lot of people are like me that about 90 people in the study finally just gave up on the device. >> in this morning's "gma" first look social media mogul kim kardashian west was very publicly documenting her way through the night up until her rob he re. some say her habit of very public postings could have led to thieves directly to her. >> can't anticipate your wealth and be surprised some people want to share it. >> reporter: security experts say it's any other just stars who might be inadvertently sharing too much. this man was sentenced to eight years behind bars after using instagram to find the addresses of he 33 women
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>> ♪ >> good morning everyone. taking a live look at the commodore barry bridge. got some traffic moving. look at how the traffic creates shadows there on the river as they go over the bridge. it's 58 degrees right now on city avenue. getting up to about 70 today, tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. >> ♪ >> time for the morning buzz. a big honor for dolly parton in my opinion they can't give her enough awards. she's getting the willie nelson lifetime achievement award at the cma awards. they call her a trailblazer who continues to enchant and captivate fans around the world, she does. parton who wrote i will always love and you and nine to five is a nine time cma winner and the country he music awards air in november right here on 6abc. if you have plans to be among the first to take a tour at prince's paisley park compound this week july have to take your raspberry beret somewhere else. the opening of the complex will likely be delayed. the city council has indefinitely put off a vote on
a request to he rezone the prince estate and order for it to be run as a museum. lawmakers are citing traffic and safety among the issues that need to be hashed out. these tours were set to begin tomorrow. berks county's own taylor swift has signed a deal to perform on super bowl weekend. the pop star will headline at&t's annual party in houston on february 4th that's the night before the game. it's part of a multi year deal with the telecommunications giant. she'll also produce exclusive performances and other content moving forward with the company. >> time is 5:27. still ahead tim kaine and mike pence might for their only faceoff of the presidential election season. an armed robber pulls off a string of gas station holdups in south jersey. why you're supposed to take a look at that jeep when "action news" continues. >> ♪ [ clock ticking ]
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was a fiery debate. >> good morning. just about 5:30 on this wednesday october 5th right to david and karen for weather and traffic. >> all right, guys, we have some cloud cover around this morning in some neighborhoods. it's low. we've had the threat of some fog but i haven't seen a lot of that develop. in any event once this low cloud cover gets kicked out over the next couple hours we should transition to partly sunny skies today. some of you might be a little bit gray to start out. 58 degrees by -- right now in philadelphia, 53 trenton, 58 wilmington, 56 reading and 60 down the snore cape may. winds this morning... down the shore cape cape may. by 10 o'clock some of you might be in the process of kicking out some of those low clouds, 60 degrees there. but by noon 66 degrees and then by 3 o'clock 71. by 6 o'clock, 70 and that 71 is going to be your high this afternoon. we are still watching hurricane matthew which is now down to a category three. it lost a little strength as it