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delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's six amount on this wednesday october 5th. we're working on several breaking and developing stories. >> including 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 little bit more at the pump. >> hurricane matthew has proven deadly as it churns through the caribbean. just in a big change in the storm's potential impact on our region. >> dave murphy has that bit of good news and karen rogers is taking a look at your traffic. good morning. >> we have some low lying cloud cover in parts of the region even in philadelphia i'm not seeing a lot of stars this morning so it could be that we start out with a little cloud cover. but we should transition to partly sunny skies pretty quickly this morning. 56 degrees jacket weather as
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you head out the door. winds little bit of a factor running about 10 miles per hour in philadelphia. still 54 in allentown and trenton, 57 in wilmington and 60 down in cape may. we are going see a nice afternoon he though. 7 o'clock 57. 10:00 a.m., 66. noon 66. by 66 clock down to 70. hurricane matthew down a category three as it interacts with the lands mass on the eastern tip of cuba but it is expected to push up into the bahamas and eventually grow back to a category four skirt the coast of florida. it big change this morning is what happens after that. now looks like the storm stays to the south and has less of an impact on us. still three days out but that is the way it is tracking right now anyway. we'll have that latest track from the national hurricane center which came out just about an hour ago. that's coming up in about six minutes. karen what do you have on the roads early on. >> we'll get you ready for the commute by checking the majors. looking live at i-95 this is
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southbound traffic approaching cottman. we got pretty heavy here approaching cottman also approaching girard but no major delays on i-95. that volume just starting to build. this is a live look at the schuylkill expressway approaching belmont. the track you see coming towards is you westbound headed towards gladwyne and starting to get kind of busy westbound between city avenue and gladwyne. checking the regional rails, this is the first week we are back to normal with the regional rails but we've got problems once again this morning. just a couple of them. the wilmington newark line we're seeing a 13 minute delay with train 1295 and a 35 minute delay here with the paoli thorndale ride on train 1502. having equipment problems. don't forget overall schedules are back to normal. one issue we've got is a downed tree over here. it's in lower frederick montgomery county. glebe road is blocked at neiffer road. stick to gerlach road as your alternate. >> a massive fire broke out in a home at the city's bustleton section two. firefighters were able to pull two people out but they he did not survive.
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"action news" reporter katherine scott is lie along bridle road where this fire tragedy took place. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right, firefighters pulled two people out of this home. they administered cpr but it was not successful and unfortunately they died overnight. you can see that there's a lot of damage to this home where these two people were found here in bustleton. you can see the debris, the broken glass and windows, the 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 connery 55 -- couldn't revive them. firefighters did not hear any smoke alarms. whether there were any working detectors remains under investigation. the flames burned the gas meter off the wall.
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there was a minor gas leak and an emergency evacuation but the leak was all plugged up now. neighbors came run willing 93 saw the smoke and flames here. >> my husband woke me up says there's a house engulfed across the street. 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, banging on the door, trying to -- she said that the front of the door was hot. >> reporter: and back here live where you can see what's left of this home after that massive fire here overnight. firefighters were able to keep the flames from extending to the homes next door. one firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor injury. the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the fire marshal. we're live in bustleton, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine, thank you for that. 6:04 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
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towards the east coast but the storm missing our region and we'll see if that holds. 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 mourn half of the counties in that state and medical evacuations are already under way in carolina. >> in brigantine barriers are up to prevent the ocean from spilling over the bulk 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. they say they've seen a lot of storms and typically stay home to ride it out. >> we fool heartedly sat out about four hurricanes here in ocean ocean city and we have not decide what we're going to do on this one but it's a good chance we'll stay. >> other residents we spoke to say after hurricane sandy
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they've learned it's better to be prepared. visit our web site to monitor the path of hurricane matthew any time you want to. our interactive hurricane tracker can show you current wind speeds and where the storm is expected to strike next. >> happening today, new jersey law makes are set to vote on a bill that would raise the state's gas tax and by a large amount. democratic leaders and republican governor chris christie a agreed to raise it by 23 cents perigeal pay for road bridge and transit work. new jersey's current gas tax at 14 cents is the second lowest in the nation. the legislation would raise the fax to 37 cents and bring it up above the national average. that would still be lower though than neighboring pennsylvania and delaware. >> best buy is getting slammed for selling recalled products and they can't say it was a problem with just a few items other shelf. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square. this seems like a real break down with there being so many items. >> reporter: a break down like spoiled vegetables and trying to sell them. best buy has been fined
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3.8 million for selling recall products. they reportedly sold 600 recalled items between late 2010 and 2015. items included cameras computers and lg washing and drying machines. the products had been recalled for various reasons including fire hazards and skin irritations. investors turned cautious ahead of friday's job reports. futures point a lower open. we have reports on private sector employment and factory orders due out later today. small businesses are suing credit card companies for being forced to switch to chip reiding devices. a judge ruled the suit brought by four grocery stores could move forward. the stores say the card companies worked together to come up with penalties on merchants who didn't switch to chip reiders. the idea if the card companies worked independently merchants might have been able to get better terms. that's the latest in business news from nasdaq. back to you matt and tam. >> thanks maribel. we all woke up and matthew
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is looking a little better for us. >> it is for us, yeah. probably a little worse for florida but better for us. we're off to a tranquil start across the region. as we take a look outside there are some low clouds around but those are going to break up pretty quickly and we should transition to at least partly sunny skies today. the commodore barry bridge almost looks like the sky is getting a little bit brighter over the top of the bridge but in philadelphia there are a fair amount of low clouds early on. temperatures are cool out the door. 56 degrees currently in philadelphia, 57 in wilmington, 54 in trenton, 54 in allentown, 55 in reading, 56 in millville and 60 in cape may. satellite shows you some low lying cloud cover here and there. sometimes when it's so low to the ground you don't always see it show up on the infrared satellite image in the morning but we are expecting in any event that if you d.c. some of that cloud cover this morning it will break up and we will wind up partly sunny. up in the lehigh valley we'll call it partly sunny and pleasant this afternoon with a high around 71 similar to yesterday's high. at the shore stuck in the mid
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60's today under partly sunny skies. again some clouds possible early but we should transition to that partly sunny skies sky cover pretty quickly. in philadelphia we end up partly sunny and pleasant with a high of 71. winds today about seven to 14 miles per hour which i would describe as kind of a light comfortable breeze. 52 is the overnight low. gets kind of cool and there could be another chance of fog developing overnight. we were looking for that this morning and we haven't really seen it but the winds could be light enough where it forms tomorrow so in the morning maybe that's an issue. on to hurricane matthew we go and storm has dropped to category three. it had been a four but it weakened a little bit as it came across the high mountains and land mass of eastern cuba. does expect though to go back to a category four as it plows up through the bahamas over the next couple of days and its position on thursday afternoon is probably over the northern bahamas and not all that far away from florida. it does look like it passes close to the florida east coast as a category four before dropping to a two off georgia. so, all of those evacuation
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plans and preparations that they're doing in florida definitely warranted as that storm is going to be close to the coast with 110 miles per hour central core winds. here's the change though. and this is just come in from the national hurricane center over the last hour or so. it does look like in the latest track that this storm no longer makes landfall along the carolinas. it actually bends the path straight out to sea well below us and this is the first forecast from the hurricane center in the last several days where the cone of uncertainty for this storm doesn't include us. if this holds things are going look a lot better around here for the weekend. spaghetti plot models pretty much with the same idea since last night. that latest track that just came in a little while ago is the best we've seen for us. we have tropical storm nicole out there. looks like it's going to get blocked from heading toward the west by matthew in the initial forecast. but early next week it could tart to cull back toward bermuda. we'll keep an eye on nicole. your seven-day forecast from
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accuweather today nice 71. tomorrow beautiful 75. friday nice 73. mostly cloudy on saturday but if we get some rain it won't be from a hurricane, it will be from a cold front coming in from the west. a high of 70. some models keep us dry but probably fairly cloudy. then that front gets out on sunday and assuming matthew stays down to the south 67 degrees and dry and staying in the mid to upper 60's on monday and tuesday. so the big question, could this change and come back up toward justice -- us? absolutely. trend over the last 24 hours has been looking pretty good. >> finding fall. the first lawsuits could be coming in connection with that new jersey transit crash less than a week after it happened. >> think of it as a map mac book on a budget. a.m. computer scented candle. what does that smell like karen. >> i don't know. we'll have to see. taking a look at 309 approaching to 76 in fort washington. not looking bad at this early hour. no big problems coming from quakertown or peck casey.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here the view of the platt at 6:14, about that time of the morning that the traffic starts to build out there. it's 56 degrees.
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>> all right. headlights are on. >> yes. >> ready to go. >> that's right, matt. slowing down i'd say a little on 422 but so far it's been pretty good morning commute. this is 422 past oaks. i'm hungry. eastbound traffic here headed towards king of prussia. we've got a little building volume and that's near pottstown limerick coming down from those areas. it's a little bit of a slow go but no accidents on 422 or major issues just starting to slow down just a little bit. we've got glebe road still blocked near neiffer road. if you're in this area stick to gerlach as your alternate. it's a downed he tree that's been out there awhile this morning. north many northern new castle county a a lot of construction going on today and tomorrow all day. starts at 7:00 a.m. right during your morning commute and lasts through 6:00 p.m. and pyles ford road will close near owl's nest road. is it ick to old kennett road or campbell road as your alternate. on the commuter traffic report
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you a just looking on the waze app and found erin b happy talking about a accident east whiteland township on swedesford road by the penn state greater valley campus. if you're headed in that area watch for an accident that erin says is having an effect on traffic there. ly 56 degrees the current temperature in philadelphia. 54 in allentown. 56 in millville. no weather related problems impacting your morning commute. at least we're not stuck in the 60's like yesterday. >> thanks karen. from our new jersey news room some of the people injured in the hoboken train crash are planning to sue new jersey transit. they intend to file intent 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.
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more than 100 people were hurt. the engineer has told investigators he does not remember the collision. >> the philadelphia parking authority has given notice to uber x and lyft that their operations are illegal good inn philadelphia. the agency says it's going to start ticketing and together drivers for breaking the law much as it did two years agoly at least uber is saying that it will keep offering its service in the city even with the new ruling. at the same time the ppa says it will relax regulations on official tax he sees in the city regarding various policies ranging from camera systems to driver training to mileage limits. 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 on maximizing housing opportunities for people in need rather than maintaining a larger workforce. >> beyond the call of duty a police officer in south jersey could have placed a panhandle interhandcuffs but helped him
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instead. david. >> jackets on the kids this morning as we have temperatures in the 50's but this afternoon shorts and t's definitely work. your 12-hour forecast and a look at conditions at our big travel destinations, that's coming up. >> in today's tech bytes yahoo secretly scanned customers messages. >> it's not known what information intelligence officials wanted o are what data yahoo may have handed over. >> google introducing its pixel smartphones. >> the pixels are compatible with the day dream virtual reality headset. >> finally this might be the ultimate gift for people who love apple products. the new mac candle. >> it's made by a company that specializes in apple accessories and smells like a freshly unboxed mac computer. the candle unlike the mac commuter will cost you 24
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to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. shut down the government over planned parenthood? i think we ought to shut down pat toomey. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> hey everybody. ready to start this day? i know we did. >> we did. >> now it's your turn. let's check the traffic here. a couple of problems. this is horsham montgomery county. a new accident coming in right on horsham road at maple avenue. police ambulance on the scene with this one. another new one in royersford on second avenue at vaughn road. just when the commute was starting to get boring we get a couple accidents coming in. let's check mass transit here. we have a 13 minute train that's late with the wilmington newark line and still a 35 minute delay on the paoli thorndale because of equipment problems dave. >> all right karen on the big board we have cool conditions to start out this morning. 57 degrees by 7 o'clock. right now we're in the mid 50 in a lot of neighborhoods. 58 degrees by 10 o'clock and there may be a fair amount of clouds early in the morning
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but as we go through the day we transition to partly sunny skies. it's a pretty nice afternoon with a high of 71 degrees. still at 70 by 5 o'clock and upper 60's by 6 o'clock. that is your 12-hour commuter forecast. down the airport we're hoping for all green aircraft. that's what we've seen aircraft. that's the way you say it. all green aircraft on the big board. that indicates no major delays and we also have no sign of rain right now in our big travel cities. tam. >> okay, thank you david. going on to health check wonder why you're not losing weight even if you're wearing a fitness tracker? there may be an answer to the question. scientists at duke university took a look at it and if he they found the activity that people -- made people boost their number of steps but not the right steps. lots people upped random steps walking around house or the office but that's not the same as youing the number of exercise steps taking a brisk walk or doing other vigorous exercise which may explain why after about a year 90 people in the study just gave up and abandoned the device. >> sixers top draft pick ben
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simmons underwent surgery yesterday to he repair a broken bone in his right foot. there's no timetable for his return. joel embiid made his debut in the sixers prehe sees son opener against the celtics last night his first game action since march of 2014 when he was in college. the 7-foot two embiid recorded six points, four rebounds and 13 minutes of hack. sixers won nine to-89. >> keep going in that direction. it is 6:23. we continue to follow some breaking news. a deadly house fire in philadelphia. >> katherine scott is lie in in -- live in bustleton. >> reporter: two people lose their lives in a overnight fire in bustleton. we're live with the details from the scene coming up at 6:30.
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>> 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. >> new jersey state troopers because the food for a couple down on their luck. this is body cam video of trooper 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 he learned that the
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panhandler spent his last few dollars getting something for his wife 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 man a ticket instead trooper wallace went out and got the man a meal. >> 6:27 and we have new models out just this morning showing hurricane matthew's long range track. dave murphy breaks it down for us. >> breaking overnight a fire tragedy in philadelphia. two people have been killed. we're live on the scene with an update. that's up next. >> ♪ ♪
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just in on the storm's changing track. >> pardon the interruption and there were a lot of them last night. the vice presidential candidates launch into blistering attacks on their opponent's running mates in a fiery debate. >> good morning, it's 6:30, wednesday october 5th. david and karen will never talk over each other. in fact they'll take their turns right now. >> wow i guess we will. we've got some cloud cover over parts of the region this morning much but it's burning off pretty quickly over philadelphia. looks like we'll start out with a decent amount of sunshine. there's a chance some of you start out with a little low lying cloud cover it should burn off. going for a partly sunny idea for today. 56 degrees and cool stepping outside in philadelphia. 54 degrees in allentown. 54 in trenton. 57 in wilmington and 60 degrees in cape may. as we roll through the day sure some of you might see some clouds. others a lot of sunshine early. 57 degrees by 7 o'clock. then by 10 o'clock, 60 and by noon, 66 degrees and later on we get a high of 71 degrees under partly sunny skies by 3 o'clock down to 70 by 6 o'clock. he so, a pretty good looking
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day. we also have -- whoops, that's all right. warm front hurricane matthew still churning down to the south of us. there you go. thanks guys. matthew is now beginning to pull away from cuba. it's technically down to a category three while it interacted with the land on eastern cuba. but it's expecting to grow back to a category four as it heads to the bahamas over the next couple days but there's a big change for us in the long range projection of this storm and that's front of the in from the national hurricane center about a hour and a half ago. i'll have a look at that in the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. karen things may be looking better for us this weekend. >> we hope this trend continues because we like those latest model runs. let's talk traffic right now. as you're heading out i just got off the phone with state police in burlington county. we've got a problem on 295 southbound approaching toing 206 its off to the wood. no injuries. we may need to block some
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lanes as they null tractor-trailer out of the woods and deal with it this morning. so look for this 295 southbound approaching to 06. checking your majors i'm 95 starting to get busy here. this is your southbound traffic already jammed approaching academy to cottman and again from approaching allegheny girard. we're looking at a 23 minute ride between woodhaven and the vine. on the schuylkill expressway no accidents but it's a slow go. looking approaching belmont this is your westbound traffic headed towards gladwyne. pretty jammed from the boulevard to gladwyne. a couple of accidents in montgomery county. we've got one on horsham road at maple. another one that's coming in to us now in royersford and this is second avenue at vaughn road so look for that to be a problem headed out right now, tam. >> thank you karen. we continue to follow breaking news. a desperate attempt to save two fire victims did not succeed. they're dead in an overnight house fire and a firefighter has been hurt. let's head to katherine scott live on the 9800 block of bridle road in the bustleton section of philadelphia. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning,
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tam. that's right, two people lost their lives. so far they they have not been identified. authorities remain on the scene here this morning. now it is starting to get a little bit lighter you can get a better look at some of the damage to this home and you can see it is extensive. there's broken out windows, the roof, the walls have holes where the flames tore through and where firefighters were trying get to those flames to put them out. the flames were pierce and they moved fast. the fire started shortly before midnight on the 9800 block of bridle road in bustleton. when firefighters got here heavy smoke and flames were showing. they called this an aggressive interior fire fight. 40 fire personnel and 11 apparatus were on the scene. it took about 35 minutes to bring this fire under control. the fire burned the gas meter off the wall. there was a minor gas leak and an emergency evacuation but that leak is plugged up now. firefighters took out two people from inside the home. one was found in the foyer, the other in the living room. neither survived.
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>> unfortunately the bustleton section of philadelphia suffered a tragedy today. companies found two victims on the inside on the first floor. they brought them out and started cpr immediately. but sad to announce we lost both of. >> my other neighbors thought it was my house because the flames were so high in the sky and they just ran around the corner and just heard a lot of screaming and everything trying to get -- get to them and unsuccessful. >> reporter: and back here live the cause of the fire remains under investigation. when firefighters arrived they did not hear smoke alarms. whether there were any working smoke he detectors inside this home remains under investigation this morning. we're live in bustleton, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thank you katherine. new here on "action news" a deadly double shooting in allentown left one man dead and sent a woman to the
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hospital. witnesses saw the victim sitting in a car at ninth and liberty streets last night. that is when a man fired a shot at a car window. no arrests have been made. >> new this morning, an armed robber in south jersey worked quickly holding up three different gas stations in just 30 minutes. this is a photo of the suspect's vehicle which camden county prosecutors are still trying to find. investigators say the dark colored jeep was spotted at two citgo stations in pennsauken then one in haddon township yesterday afternoon. no one was injured in any of the robberies. >> fresh off the vice presidential debate tim kaine will be in penn's landing today. the virginia senator will talk to sheet metal workers about hillary clinton's economic plan to help the middle class. the democrat clashed with republican vp nominee mike pence at long wood university in virginia last night. the candidates exchanged insults and interruptions barely getting a word in edge wise on donald trump's tax returns and clinton's e-mail probe. listen. >> pay taxes, lost a billion dollars a year.
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>> you are. >> donald trump's apprentice. >> let me talk about this. >> senator, i think i'm still on my time. >> well, i think -- isn't this a discussion. >> this is open -- >> well... >> governor. >> let me interrupt you and if initial my sentence if i can. >> while she was secretary. >> okay, now, i can weigh. >> said a private server. >> i get to weigh in. >> boy do we feel bad for the closed captioning people . >> [laughter] >> clinton and trump squared off in the second presidential debater on sunday at washington university in saint louis, missouri. >> good point. developing this morning hurricane matthew is now set its sights on the bahamas after making landfall in eastern cuba and haiti. the powerful storm left behind widespread damage and flooding in southwest haiti. at least five people have been killed there. forecasters say matthew will move across the bahamas tomorrow and is expectd to be very near florida's atlantic coast by tomorrow evening. the governor of florida has declared a state of emergency. there have been long lines at gas stations and grocery
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stores. >> just about 6:37. our accuweather team is of course tracking hurricane matthew closely to see what type of impact it might have on the jersey shore. communities are already making sure they are prepared. the ocean city fire department is checking their vehicles water rescues and boat owners are pulling their boats out of the marina. >> as the storm gets closer the less opportunity you have to get it out of the water so you got to be more proactive instead of reactive. >> 500 vendors coming to town for ocean city's fall block party this weekend. business owners tell "action news they he hope to open rain or shine. >> let's talk about what you can expect today and how to look at matthew at this point. >> a big change with matthew and right now it is looking better for us this week. still three plus days out though. storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows you that we are dry this morning. and as we take a look outside, a lot of the early cloud cover we have been watching across the region has already begun to evaporate and it could be that in a large portion of the area you wind up way good deal
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of sunshine early. some of you might get stuck with early cloud cover but we're all going transition to basically partly sunny skies during the afternoon. temperature right now is cool, 56 degrees, a lot of you probably wander to get that jacket on -- want to get that jacket on this morning. winds are fairly light at 7 miles an hour. we haven't seen much development of fog. that was a possible issue that cecily and adam were talking about last night but with that wind still cruising seven to 10 miles per hour it hasn't had a chance to develop. some of that low lying cloud cover which might be prevalent in coastal communities right now and prance over to the west is beginning to break up and we'll transition to a pretty good looking day with sun mixing were with a few clouds. your 12-hour forecast it's cool to start out. 56 degrees by 8 o'clock and still only 60 by 10 o'clock. but by noon 66 and by 3 o'clock 71 degrees, very nice and comfortable this afternoon with a light breeze. by 5 o'clock down to 70 and probably holding on to 70 by 6 o'clock this evening. low 70's from philadelphia up to allentown. up are 60's in millville and dover and mid 60's down the
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shore today. on to matthew and the immediate future of matthew looks very much like it has for the last couple of days on the forecast track from the hurricane center. the storm is pushing up toward the bahamas right now. it has dropped to a category three as it interacted with the mountains of eastern cuba but it is expected over the next day or so to get back up to a category four and by thursday afternoon, coming through the northern bahamas really battering these islands and getting very close to florida. then it looks like it stays a category four as it goes up past florida and then quickly drops to a category two off the coast of georgia. but all of those evacuation plans and preps that they're doing in florida and along the georgia and carolina coasts stale real good idea as that looks like it's going to be a strong storm close by. but here's the change and this is brand new from the hurricane center just over the last 90 minutes. you can see that the storm no longer looks to make its most likely track as landfall along the carolina coast and it now looks like it's pushing so far out to sea so far south from
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us that for the first time this morning the hurricane center is designing a potential track of this storm that doesn't include our area. if this holds true, it would be minimal or no impact for us. the only impact we'd have is probably a little rough surf down the shore. we'll see if that changes. we have a long time to go to see whether that happens but even the spaghetti plots from last night were starting to like this trends. there's tropical storm nicole. this will have a hard time pushing toward the northwest because of matthew initially but eventually early next week it probably does hook back in our direction. looks like bermuda is the main threatened area from this and we'll keep our eyes on nicole. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast today's high 71. nice. 75 tomorrow. niles. 73 on friday. nice. saturday possibility of rain from a cold front coming through. not matthew if the current hurricane center forecast holds true a high of 70 on saturday. then sunday again with matthew down to the south we expect a
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dry day breezy and cool. the high of 67. and staying in the mid to upper 60's on monday and tuesday. we're still more than three days out so there's time for this to change again but the trend over the last 24 hours has certainly been in our favor. >> thank you david. it is 6:41. moment of impact video surfaces showing a massive last that rocked a north jersey neighborhood. >> a bucks county man returns from a trip to find a venomous predator living in his luggage. >> karen. >> trouble about a mile ahead. we're going to talk about that. also i just got off the phone with police in montgomery county getting more details about an accident there. we'll have that when "action news" comes right back. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mrs. wagner's car to arrive for the airport,
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>> ♪ >> 6:44. better news for atlantic city and the rest of the jersey shore as you're waking up. we have the latest track on hurricane matthew. could cause some devastation down in the east coast but at this point looks like it's going to move away from the jersey shore. >> let's go over to karen rogers to talk about what you can expect if you're about to head out to the roads. good morning. >> good morning. chopper6 headed to the scene and this is bordentown township burlington county. right on 295 southbound. approaching route 206. we've got a jackknifed tractor-trailer. i talked to state police in this area. they he said it's mostly off into the woods but there may need to be lanes blocked when they pull it upright and pull it onto the roadway itself so something we're watching on 295 southbound approaching route 206. also police tell me in montgomery county this accident is pretty serious in horsham we have been talking about. they've shut down horsham road between norristown road and easton road. you've got to stick to easton
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or when it more road as your alternate. it was a two vehicle accident. someone was trapped in one of the vehicles. they've taken one person from the scene but crews are still out there right now so a serious accident in horsham, horsham road is blocked now and between norristown road and easton road watch for that. also an accident in royersford. second avenue at vaughn and a downed tree in lower frederick out here all morning on grebe road closed at neiffer road. stick to gerlach road as your alternate. this is the 30 bypass starting to pretty busy jammed from approach throwing 40 to 113. no accidents here but on the waze app we have lovable laurie who talked about a minor accident on city avenue right near our station in lower merion near the schuylkill. you see those slow speeds on the schuylkill 7 miles an hour really jammed in that area. let's look at the temperatures. 56 degrees, no weather related problems this morning. it will be a little better this afternoon with a high of 71 matt. >> thanks karen. surveillance video here captured the moment a house
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exploded in patterson, new jersey. the blast yesterday was strong enough to flatten two homes and send debris flying across the street. moments before the explosion authorities say they received a report of a gas odor at one of the homes. they were able to evacuate all of the nearby homes in time. >> fbi released video of man wanted for committing corporate espionage houston texas. surveillance video shows the man walking through a secure area empty handed and leaving hours later with at least two bags full of property. the thefts happened in june and december of 2015. the company he is in the oil and gas sector and asked the fbi not to identify it for security reasons. there's a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. a warminster bucks county man returned from a caribbean vacation found he had an unwanted stowaway. it ended way trip to the hospital for him. a scorpion crawled into the 22-year-old man's backpack while he was on the island of saint thomas. the man was stung after he he got home and then the scorpion
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scoot add weigh disappearing somewhere in his bedroom so he called exterminators. >> went up in his bedroom started pulling everything apart. when we flipped his is sheets it fell on the ground by the officer's foot and we captured it. >> most scorpions are not deadly. the sting of most is about the equivalent of the sting of a bee but unless you know for sure what you're dealing with this is really scare he re. the warminster man though he is expect the to be okay. >> so the scorpion can't rock you like a hurricane. >> thankfully for him, no. >> 6:47 no. a live preview of "gma" is next plus police go on a wild moose chase in the midwest. >> that sounds like fun. all right. we have jackets on the kids this morning as it is cool out there in the 50's in a lot of neighborhoods. this afternoon shorts and t's. your 12-hour forecast is just a couple minutes away. >> ♪
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>> time now for a preview of "gma." >> let's go to "gma" studios. amy robach joins us. we're pleased with the track of hurricane matthew. i know some viewers in the south are not pleased with where it's going. >> reporter: that's right. looks like the southeastern coastline matt and tam is certainly going take the brunt of this. hurricane matthew though taking its toll before it reaches the united states. wiping out roads and communication in many areas of
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the caribbean. u.s. bracing for states of emergency also ahead on "gma" the vice presidential candidates taking aim on the attack throughout the entire debate. days away from the second presidential faceoff. we'll have the moments everyone is talking about from last night and the late of on the rails for the white house. then we have so many guests with us this morning i thought i would drop a few names. one of the "dancing with the stars" booted couples death in this baby face edmonds and barter interallison. sarah jessica parker and one and only michael j fox coming up next right here on "gma." matt and tam back to you. >> amy robach. >> george stephanopoulos. >> all kinds of stars. >> yeah. >> let's get an update on your commute. we've got some problems with regional rails. let's he show you them right now. seeing a couple of delays. septa regional rails even
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though they're on a normal schedule starting this week we have the wilmington newark line a 13 minute late train. west trenton inbound 20 minutes late because of a signal problem. a new accident coming in hearing it's involving injuries so kind of a serious one on silver side road in new castle county right at shipley road. meanwhile your main roads are looking pretty good. 422 showing it's a heavy go though dave. >> all right karen. starting outer cool this morning with temperatures in the 50's and by 8 o'clock we'll probably still be in the mid-50's in philadelphia. some of you with full sun others still dealing with sort of a sun and clouds mix. expecting to transition to partly sunny skies this afternoon getting up to 66 by noon and 71 by 3 o'clock so pleasant today, a light breeze occurring and another look at that latest track from hurricane matthew. still looks like it's going to be problems for the bahamas over the next couple days then florida but again the new track coming in just within the last couple of hours from the national hurricane center has this storm going so far out to sea to our south that we're not even included right now in the possible track sen
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fair he yo' which is from there to there. this could change but the trend over the past 18 to 20 hours tam has been to take the storm away from us this weekend. >> thank you david. that's good news. new on "action news" a moose is still on the loose after wandering through a mall parking lot in north dakota. the animal was spotted near the target store and downtown bismarck. everybody shops at target. although people gathered to catch a glimpse police said the moose was while cute dangerous. look at how big it is. they were prepared to take it down but the moose ultimately got away. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> breaking news this morning. a fire claimed the lives of two people in the bustleton section of philadelphia overnight. a firefighter was injured while battling the blaze in the 9800 block of bridle road. new jersey lawmakers are set to vote today on a bill that would raise the state's gas tax. the tax currently the second lowest in the nation would go from 14 to 37 cents per gallon and bring it above the national average. >> in bordentown you want the watch out for this jackknifed tractor-trailer southbound approaching 206. it's mostly off into the woods and a serious accident. someone was trapped in a vehicle here. police and ambulance on the scene. closing horsham road at norristown road. dave. >> looks like overall we're looking at partly sunny skies today. we're actually going have full sunshine early on in some
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areas. 56 degrees by 8 o'clock. this afternoon we get up to 71 degrees. pretty pleasant afternoon ahead. >> looking forward to that. looking forward to "gma" and seeing you back here in 30 minutes for updates. for karen rogers matt o'donnell, dave murphy i'm tamala edwards. enjoy wednesday.
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good morning, america. two major stories breaking overnight. >> this is matthew. pray for us? trail of destruction. at least 11 killed as hurricane matthew tears through the caribbean sweeping away town, unleashing raging floods. >> the deadly storm taking aim at the u.s. now. a hurricane warning in florida. >> destruction could be catastrophic. >> states of emergency up through north carolina. millions of americans on alert preparing to evacuate. gas going fast, stations sold out. stores running out of supplies. our team tracking the monster storm right now. and a fiery face-off. insults and interruptions at the vice presidential debate. >> and dhoo-- >> senator, i think i'm still on my time. >> mike pence and


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