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still dealing with the tail end of the storm and in miami where the outer bands are coming to shore ahead of what could be a destructive night. marcy gonzales is along the coast in new smyrna beach. >> reporter: with the powerful winds and threat of severe flooding hurricane matthew is moving towards florida. a category 4 storm, the most powerful hurricane to hit the u.s. in more than a decade. >> evacuate, evacuate, evacuate. >> orders are in place for 2.5 million people from here to the carolinas. >> it looks like it's going to be bad. it's best to get off the island. >> after seeing the destruction left behind in the caribbean. battering the bahamas and killing more than 100 people in
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haiti. in what officials call the worst humanitarian crisis since the 2012 earthquake. store shelves are left empty and businesses are boarded up from miami to up the coast inland millions are bracing for matthew and what the national hurricane says that could be disasterous impacts. >> president obama declared a state of emergency and officials warn that 2.5 million people could lose electricity once the storm hits late tonight. marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> the storm is shaping up to miss our region completely but given its size and strength it will have serious affects far beyond florida. adam joseph is at the big board. >> i am reading a lot about this storm. this is a near worst case scenario for florida. >> something we have never seen in history because of the track it takes hugging the coastline
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affecting many different cities in florida, and georgia and south carolina. it's a category 4 hurricane, winds sustained 140 miles per hour expected to strengthen even more before it hits land. we can see the eye moving there through the bahamas. we'll close in closer here and you can clearly see the eye wall and some of the feeder bands now starting to wrap in on the western side of the center of matthew. winds now just off of west palm beach, north-northeast 36 miles per hour gusting to 44 only to increase in intensity as the bands get more intense as the eye wall closes in to the shore line. it is moving to the northwest at 14 miles per hour. expected to make landfall and scrape the coast near cape canaveral and daytona beach and jacksonville. hitting as a category 4 hurricane and near a category 5 possibly.
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and the loop deloop to south carolina and aiming back to miami possibly as a tropical storm in the middle of next week. in addition to the fresh water as well as the wind. we expect 7 to 11 foot storm surge from savannah to mel born. you can expect a rise in water from 7 to 11 feet on top of high tide. this is catastrophic for the coastline, category 4 you can expect the well built homes to lose their walls and roofs. and trees stripped bear of their leaves. and power outages for a month. we'll have updates on the latest from the hurricane center. >> thank you. >> hurricane matthew already wreaking havoc on travel, airports in the south are already shutting down leading to thousands of canceled flights. john rawlins now live at the
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philadelphia international airport with more on the impact being felt here in our area. >> reporter: hi sharrie, well i'll tell you the last national figures, 3,000 flights canceled into florida and from philadelphia no flights today to or from miami normally there are five. orlando still some service both going in and the last flight out of here to orlando expected to left two or three minutes ago. >> we booked wednesday. tuesday actually we saw it was coming. >> cathy and jerry from wilmington due to come home tomorrow got a direct flight out of orlando today and none too soon. >> when we left the hotel they were putting the patio and chairs in the swimming pool to keep them from blowing around. so we are glad to be home. >> others left scrambling.
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andrew han was scheduled to leave ft. lauderdale next week but tried to get out this morning. but didn't look good initially. >> i looked at the board and more than half of the flights were red. canceled. >> as they moved to shut down operations, andrew found a flight home. >> ft. lauderdale to tampa and tampa to philadelphia. >> and amtrak ken canceled their service to miami. and can't say when they can resume service. after the storm hits they'll inspect the tracks for damage. >> once that is done and given the all clear we'll look to restart those services. >> reporter: well back to aviation right now. orlando is still operating there are flights. one left a few minutes ago and one is due it in here in an hour
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or so. they expect canceled flights tomorrow. miami is trying to have service restored in miami by tomorrow. we'll see about that. the situation seems quite fluid obviously, that is why we bring up the 6 abc app, because that has links to both phl airports status board here as well as the twitter feed. over the next 48 to 72 hours could be valuable information for you to access. live at the airport, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> all right john travellers surely tracking what is happening. you can follow the path of hurricane matthew any time at our website any time at 6abc.com. we posted our hurricane tracker where you can see where the storm will strike next. breaking news about to have a significant impact. chopper 6 hd live over the pa
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turnpike where the west lanes we main closed following an accident involving two cars and one motorcycle. you see all of them right there, the motorcycle collided with an unoccupied police state cruiser, this happened before 1:00 this afternoon and we know that at least two people were seriously hurt in all of this. the westbound lanes are shut down. lets bring in matt pellman now. you are keeping tabs on this. >> reporter: sure have. over three hours we are without the westbound lanes of the pennsylvania turnpike in the king of prussia area and they are out here investigating and they have not moved the vehicles involved yet and the pickup truck is facing the wrong way. two lanes eastern way on the pennsylvania turnpike, i-76 and you can see that the two westbound lanes are blocked address you enter the afternoon rush hour. the next camera shot was next at valley forge, where people are
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being forced off the pennsylvania turnpike. the westbound turnpike is jammed solid from fort washington, out to the blockage point at valley forge, just 8 miles per hour as you get ready to exit at valley forge and on to the schuylkill expressway. it too, the 76 schuylkill is jammed westbound to the conshohocken curve on out to the pennsylvania turnpike. a gaper delay on the turnpike as the lanes are blocked. go east on the schuylkill to 202 south to 30 west to 100 northbound, that is how you get back to the westbound side of the pennsylvania turnpike. but if you have easy pass you can use route 29 and get on at malvern. doylestown, this is the 202 parkway it's all blocked off from bristol road and lower state. lets grab the ipad and do the
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commuter report on this thursday. just 12 miles per hour on the approach to the closure on the westbound pennsylvania turnpike in king of prussia. we'll talk more about it again coming up in the next half hour. >> very good. thank you. other news this afternoon philadelphia police are searching for a bank robber that struck in body daylight. it was 9:00 when someone robbed the royal bank in center city. the individual demands cash and ran from the scene. the bank has up a sign that they are closed for the day. from our new jersey newsroom. officials are still investigating the house explosion in trenton that we brought to you as breaking news yesterday. nora muchanic talked to the man that was rescued just in time and joins us live from the scene with the latest and a pretty incredible story. >> reporter: it sure is. investigators began pulling these two houses apart and they brought in a heavy claw and two
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minutes ago the entire facade and front of the house just collapsed. they are trying to get into the basement there, to find the reason for the blast, meantime as you say we hear from the first time today from the man that was inside of the house when it exploded. he said in a second everything just started coming down. >> was on the couch, i dozed off and it just happened. >> william lewis is the man who along with his home health aide when the home attached to it collapsed yesterday afternoon. >> it blast off and there was two of them. and my neighbors came to try to assist me. i didn't know what to do. >> lewis says his neighbors ran to the house and were there within seconds. >> they were telling me to go out the back door and when i went to go out the back door it blew out again. and i had enough time and they pulled me through the window. >> lewis and his aide suffered
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scrapes but were not seriously hurt. several agencies began to pull the homes apart to get inside to find the source of the blast. heavy equipment caused the front of the homes to shift even more. >> the front looks like a house of cards it just sloped down. and the other side isn't as bad. but you know it's like tilted. >> we were talking about how long one of the houses had been if the family so that is a little sad. >> miguel was staying with lewis in a home that collapsed and the other is vacant. he is desperate to get a bag inside that had all of his papers. >> i am talking to them to see if we can get anything as far as personal identification and social security birth certificates and things of that nature that we can really use. >> as far as we know that has
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not happened. it's unyear if they can sallage anything. four families are displaced. and the owner of the truck parked in the driveway next to the mess thinks that that vehicle may have helped to save her house next door. we'll have that in an hour from now, the cleanup here continues and the investigations are doing their work. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> an incredible story thank you. still ahead on a thursday afternoon. promising to stay in class. local high school freshman make a pledge to be responsible for their own education and future. and we check back in with cyrus the horse recovering from his scary ordeal. katie v/o: she works hard.
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pittsburgh. vp candidate mike pence was in gettysburg and then headed west to hold an event in johns town. the deadline to register to vote in the election is fast approaching? >> the deadline in pennsylvania is october 11th and delaware october 15th and new jersey is october 18th. you know it's only the start of a school year and for this auditorium full of freshman, the start of high school. but today they made a pledge. a promise to stay the course over the next four years. and to stay in school until they get that cap and gown. >> it looks like a graduation ceremony. there is pomp and circumstance and students are handed a certificate and there is even celebrations, but these are not seniors, they are freshman and they are not graduating, they
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are making a commitment to graduate. >> the graduation rate in philly is not super high and not 100%. we want this class to be the first class to graduate 100%. >> just 68% of all philadelphia seniors graduated this past school year so south philadelphia high school is trying to change that and while the teachers and counselors are on board. so are the parents. >> they know what it takes to not be a statistics and he has my support. >> and her son ninth grader tievan is all for it. >> i want to go to college. >> getting there take a village and three basic principals. >> commit and succeed. >> we want to get them started early and get them invested and encourage them early.
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>> the students commitments will hang on the hallways there at south philadelphia high school. now all the way through 2020 to ensure they keep that promise. great way to start off the school year for these freshman with a vision for the future. >> that is right. a well known shoe and clothing store is moving to a new address, the nordstrom rack opened their new location, it's now in the king of prussia town center near the wegmans after moving from the overlook shopping center, it kicked off with a raffle full of prizes and one lucky customer won a 1,000 there's shopping spree, turns out she is a mother is of five children who didn't understood why she would stand in line for this grand opening. >> they thought i was crazy for getting up and out of the house before i even got them to school.
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i am excited. >> nordstrom rack also had gifts for the first 1,000 customers that made a purchase today. >> now their mom is the smartest in the world. >> meteorologist, adam joseph is standing by with the forecast. >> reporter: a beautiful day, sky 6 hd in atlantic city, calm waters and the second half of the weekend sunday we'll see a little more chop to the water or rip current risk because of high pressure from the north and a strong wind out of the east. not so much because of matthew but because of an easterly wind that sets up shop here the second half of the weekend. above average, middle 70s for wilmington, millville and lehigh valley, and trenton 73 and the northeast wind at the shore temperatures there in the upper 60s. wall-to-wall sunshine and clouds to the south and southern virginia and north carolina and
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showers wrapping in from the ocean but overall a nice picture mid-atlantic to the northeast. a mixture tonight of clouds and stars, and areas of fog developing and 40s in the suburbs and 55 in dover and upper 50s for cape may to long beach island. day planner as we get foo the ends of the week here on your friday. 56 at 8:00 in the morning and quickly jumping into the 60s late morning and mid-70s in the afternoon, once again a lot of sun and a few cumulous clouds developing on friday afternoon. >> hurricane matthew, they just updated at 4:00, winds sustained at 140 miles per hour, but the pressure has dropped one millibar, if the pressure keeps dropping that means the storm is strengthening, there you see the eye getting some banded of strong winds and rain already affecting the east and west coast of florida as we look at the sustained winds and what we can expect here as we go into the evening hours, by 9:00 some sustained winds over 58 miles
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per hour starting to hit west palm beach and the red area is winds over hurricane force and that gets worse as we get into the latter part of tonight and early tomorrow morning, 8:30 a.m. through cape canaveral and daytona beach and that is where there could be lan fall. between daytona beach and jacksonville. this storm does not weaken all that much into friday night at 10:00 p.m. where southeastern georgia takes the hit there with the strong winds and then the hurricane force winds start to shrink here and still a powerful storm in south carolina and north carolina. and this is saturday 4:00 p.m. it's a fairly slow moving storm as it wrap withes up the southeast coast of the united states. your four day at 4:00 forecast. nice and sunny and 75 and the cold front comes in the trough we were talking about at the beginning of the week.
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it will still bring us clouds and afternoon rain here saturday of 72. nothing too heavy and then breezy and cooler and sunny on sunday and 68 and a fall chill but wall-to-wall sunshine on columbus day at 66 degrees. we'll have the rest of that local seven-day forecast, we should have an updated track hopefully by the end of the this next half hour from the national hurricane center. >> thank you. "action news" will be right back. how tall are you?
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hoboken last week was going 22 miles per hour more than twice the posted speed limit which is 10 miles per hour. and investigators say the throttle was increased and decreased again before the crash. and the complete investigation could take a year or longer. and today nj transit says from now on a conductor has to join the engineer in the train whenever that pulls into that station. that same rule is implements at the atlantic city station. two delaware high school students are under arrest and accused of making threats against their school. smyrna police say that the 15-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl posted to instagram posted about a clown committing violence at smyrna high school and then emailed a bomb threat to a teacher. the school was immediately evacuated and police say the threats were made up and no students were ever in danger. much more ahead on "action
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news" at 4:00, including the latest on the path of hurricane matthew. >> plus, the touching story why this young man collected money to honor his father that he never met. i'm nydia han and the costs of a funeral can be hard to figure out. we have information on a proposal that would make pricing more transparent.
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heavy winds and rains are falling on the sunshine state and it's still hours to go before the eye of the storm actually hits the shore there. residents in florida were told to get ready for what could be widespread and massive damage. in orlando major attractions like walt disney world and universal studios and sea world have all shut down. and in haiti the death toll from matthew has risen to 100 people. so far no reports from casualties from better equipped cuba or the bahamas. and we have team coverage on matthew this afternoon and sara bloomquist talked to the first red cross volunteers from our area that will head to the south. but first adam joseph at the big board with the latest. >> it's bearing down on florida now passing by the bahamas as a category 4 hurricane and winds sustained at 140 miles per hour. and the satellite imagery you
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see here is visible. what you see here is kind of playing off the sunlight and where you have the deeper reds those are the taller thunderstorms and colder cloud tops the most intense part of the storm. there you can see eye wall that is starting to come together and develop here over the last few showers, that means the storm is deepening and strengthening as it heads towards florida. there you can see some of the islands of the bahamas here. the eye wall continues to lift to the north and west. west palm beach just to the east of thereof shore closing in close to the eye wall, winds gusting near 55 miles per hour that is the area of green, but an intense band about to hit over that, an area that is recording some data, that continues to record data, and that will push winds around and to the coast. we have extensive hurricane
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warnings from savannah, georgia, jacksonville and daytona beach and down to miami. including the bahamas and also a hurricane watch from charleston, south carolina to the border of georgia and to the west coast we are dealing with tropical storm warning and watches, not as bad there they won't get a storm surge but pretty strong winds and heavy rainfall. in fact, if you look at how much rain could fall between now and sun with matthew's path, again hugging that coastline anywhere from a half a foot and foot of rain is likely, that is just fresh water not a storm surge. we'll chat about the track and the local seven-day forecast. hopefully that track will be updated in my full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. lets switch live to "action news" reporter sara bloomquist in center city philadelphia. sara you talked to local members of the red cross heading down south to respond to the damage that matthew could leave behind.
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>> the southeastern chapter of the american red cross is answering the call today. the first of their volunteers heading south to get in position where they will be ready to help the victims of hurricane matthew. the red cross is mobilizing to respond to the hurricane. denise and john rode to the poconos to pick up this emergency response vehicle, they are heading to north carolina to a safe place waiting for the hurricane to come through. the monster storm has done considerable damage in haiti and cuba, and then it goes to florida. they will go to distribute food to those in need. >> we'll run food back and forth to the shelters and not out in the field as much yet. it depends on how badly the
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storm hits and how many people go back home. >> they are likely just the first volunteers to leave from our area with more to follow. >> our mission is to be prepared to help, when people sign up to be a red cross volunteer and i hope people will sign up, it enables us to go help people in need. >> denise responds after hurricane katrina and they returned from helping the people of the san bernardino wild fires, this time around they expect to be gone for two to three weeks. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we want to take you live to miami, florida. matthew's fiercest winds are unlikely to strike here, or neighboring ft. lauderdale but the area will get tropical storm force winds of more than 70 miles per hour. and you can follow the path of hurricane matthew any time at 6abc.com.
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there you could find our interactive hurricane tracker showing you where the storm is expected to head next. a man wooz burned on his head and chest when his home caught fire in delaware. the blaze is ruled an accident. chopper 6 hd was over the scene as firefighters battled this blaze from the roof of the home. this is on the unit block of barnard street in newark. the victim is in his 30s and was treated at christiana care hospital before being taken to the burn center. officials determined that the fire started in a second floor bedroom by smoking materials. philadelphia police say that this man robbed a bar at gun point in the city's fairmount section, he allegedly pointed his weapon at a 33-year-old bar employee and got away with cash. the suspect was last seen heading west on olive street. clydesdales are known to be
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work horses but it took an army of humans to save one stuck in the mud in chester county. you saw that rescue on "action news." we went back to see how cyrus is fairing. gray hall is live. how is that 1700 pound patient? >> reporter: well, we are trying to get cyrus the horse to talk to us but no luck with that. on a serious note cyrus is doing great. you can see the horse here in the pasture in all of its glory, the doctor says that cyrus is alert and eating, all good signs that means that cyrus will be back home in no time. >> if horses could talk cyrus the clydesdale would probably write a book about his resenrescue. >> he would say thank you, thank you to everyone that helped me get out of the mud. thank you for finding me. >> thanks to a bath and pampering, he looks like a
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million bucks, but it was a difference picture. this is the scene when they rescued the 1700 pound horse. >> is this horse going to make it how weak did he make himself being in the mud all day. >> despite the horrifying and stressful ordeal cyrus is recovering nicely. doctors keep a close eye on him but doctors say no broken bones or major injuries. he got spooked by a big horse and ran away. >> our concern was that he inhaled muddy waters into his lungs. we were worried about his lungs and developing pneumonia. >> veterinarians gave him medication to keep him comfortable and calm. for the next few days there will be pampering and medication and then cyrus will go back home and
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separated from the bully horse that chased him in the mud. a happy ending to the horse tale. >> the horrible thing is they can't tell that say muddy pit. >> we are hoping to get him home to be with his family. it's stressful being in the hospital itself. >> reporter: and so again back out live good news for cyrus, he will be here if this pasture throughout the night and then taken inside to get more medication and doctors will monitor his situation through the night. all signs are good for cyrus and he should return home for the weekend. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> all right a horse tale we all love thank you. many people were able to erase their past mistakes today. like misdemeanors or summary offenses removed from their criminal history. the staff from legal aid helped
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to expunge the records, they believe that arrests for minor recreational drug use should not get in the way of getting a student loan or a job. >> it could be something stupid that happens when they are young. people should not have that haunting them their whole life, they deserve a second chance. a popular attraction for philadelphia tourists, to know more because of soaring operational costs. that caught visitors by surprise. rick williams is live in the newsroom with more on this story. >> that is right, the ride the ducks tour has suddenly stopped all operations in philadelphia until further notice. the company tells "action news" that their insurance premiums increased more than three fold forcing them to shut down after controversial accidents involving the so-called duck boated nationwide including one deadly one here in philadelphia.
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"action news" reporter, vernon odom spoke to tourists about the sudden suspension and will have their reaction coming up tonight at 5:00. also, at 5:00 the robot that looks and sounds human and that is teaching first responder the life saving tools they need in the event of a real emergency. >> some of the stories we are following for you when we see you on "action news" coming up tonight at 5:00. brian we'll see you in the studio. >> get that robot some clothing. dozens of homeless people were able to apply for birth certificates today. they had a rather hard time finding jobs and housing because they lack the needed identification forms, today they filed their applications and got them notarized with the help of volunteers. there is more ahead on "action news" at 4:00, a suspected italian mafia member escaped from a hospital five years ago and was just caught in a hideout. >> and this high school football
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team is proven powerful and unbeatable. and that is causing controversy in one washington state town. and adam joseph will be back with the full forecast and tracking matthew with accuweather coming up next at 4:00. .
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3ir8 bill cosby attorneys are trying one again to get his court case thrown out. they say it's too difficult to defend cosby because key witnesses have died and evidence has been lost. blaming it on a perfect storm of prejudice biassed and delay. he is accused of sexual ll lly assaulting a woman at his montgomery county home in 2004. a mob boss wanted was found in a strange place on top of the
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kitchen cupboards in his home. antonio pele was on the run for five years, he had a room cleat with mattress, toilet paper and a portable fan. >> big talkers now and we are in the thick of football season and friday night lights, but this is the big question, can a team be too good. one football team in washington state is so good nobody wants to play them. the team from archbishop murray high school out scored other teams 127-0. other teams would rather forfeit than get pummels. parents and coaches from other teams are concerned about the aftermath of this kind of defeat and physical safety. >> we can't put our 5'8" 125
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quarterback against their nose tackle that is 6'5" and weighs 230 pounds. he'll put that kid in the hospital. >> we can't focus on what other schools do and we have to prepare for the next game. >> when there say next game. so now what? the team at archbishop murphy says not one person has scored a person against them this year but they have their fair share of losses in the past. let me know what you think of this one. an 11-year-old boy mowing the lawn is not an unusual scene. but it's the reason brandon is doing extra chores like this. to buy a gravestone for the father he never knew. brandon was adopted at birth, never met his adopted father, terrance but found out who he is and that he passed away. terrance was buried without a marker in chicago. never having a chance to know his biological dad brandon
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wanted to honor him and get him a proper head stone. so with his can of money earned from mowing lawns and setting up lemonade stands he got a chance to see what he has been working f for. >> if he could see it he would be proud of me. >> and even though he tried to pay, dakota monument that created that for him decided to pick up the tab, touched by the boy and his heart and his education. you guys a pretty special little guy there. >> no doubt about that. proud dad from somewhere beyond. lets get a check of the roads right now. matt pellman is standing by in the traffic center. >> an unpleasant afternoon on the pennsylvania turnpike. all traffic is being forced off
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westbound at valley form because up ahead just before 1:00 this afternoon there was an awful accident involving a police cruiser and motorcycle and pickup truck towing a classic car. all westbound lanes are blocked as the investigation continues up ahead and all of this traffic is forced on to the schuylkill expressway and as you can imagine the westbound turnpike is parked from past fort washington to the blockage point at valley forge where everyone is forced on to the eastbound schuylkill and westbound schuylkill is also stop and go from the roosevelt boulevard to the term pike where people can't get on the westbound turnpike. the detour is eastbound schuylkill to 02 south to the 30 bypass westbound to northbound. it's busy but not jammed. you may want to take 30 to 202 and 100, that could be a little bit better and save you a little bit of time. now problems on the eastbound side of the turnpike between norristown and fort washington a
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crash taking out the left lane and speeds of 3 miles per hour spilling back on to the blue route. and the 202 parkway has reopened in doylestown. we'll check the turnpike mess again in the 5:00 hour. >> thank you matt. adam is coming up with your forecast next.
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meteorologist, adam joseph, joining us now and we are potentially getting the latest track. >> it could happen live and the graphic will have to be updated live on the air so bear with me if that happens. lets look at the latest with stormtracker 6 live double scan locally here we are quiet, it's really sunny and a beautiful afternoon temperatures are above normal and not tracking any rainfall. 75 right now in philadelphia and
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74 in lehigh valley and 72 in reading and 75 in wilmington and 72 dover. and right along the shore temperatures in the upper 60s coming in off the ocean of 67 degrees. we look locally showers and clouds wrapping in to eastern virginia and north carolina all of that is suppressed to the south and high pressure is in control at the present time and staying in control as we go through the end of the week. tonight partly cloudy and areas of fog developing, 45 in the suburbs and flip the number in the city, 54 degrees there and winds from the east-northeast 2 to 4 miles per hour. the area of a cold front, the high pressure and trough we were talking about that pushes through in the middle of the weekend bringing clouds and showers on saturday, and much cooler and fall like weather coming in here the second half of the weekend and matthew will be looping just off the carolina coast and then sinking down and
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kind of making a circle off the east coast of florida. right now the winds continue to wrap in just east of miami, the eye continues to deepen and the storm is strengthening and we see the feeder bands with the stronger rain pushing into western florida. the winds sustained right now at 140 miles per hour. it's moving to the northwest at 14 miles per hour but 115 miles east-southeast of west palm beach, florida. as we take a look at the track here, this track continues. this is the update? the same one? i see the box up here. 145 miles per hour this is it still the track from 2:00 this afternoon on the verge of close to a category 5 -- there is the new track just updated right now. it brings it to the east and north of cape canaveral florida and daytona beach at category 3,
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this is a weaker solution to the track and a category 1 into the southern part of south carolina. we'll fix that and clean it up for you and meteorologist, cecily tynan will have it in the 5:00 for to you. the exclusive accuweather forecast sunny and nice and 75 here on friday. and clouds and showers saturday afternoon with the front of 72 and breezy and cooler here on sunday but the sunshine is back at 68 and a fall chill and wall-to-wall sunshine on monday and 66 and then mostly sunny on tuesday and 68 and we are warming it back up with sun and clouds on thursday around 70 degrees, it shows what i saw, a live update on the air, still a category 4, but it looks like it weakens quicker as it heads up the coast. what's the deal is coming up next.
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when a loved one dies it's hard enough to plan a funeral but this is a financial stress because funeral homes make it hard to comparison shop adding an extra level of stress for the family. here is nydia han. >> reporter: funeral homes are not required to post their prices online and many don't. that may change soon and we have advice on how to manage funeral costs now. they run one of the nonprofit funeral homes across the country. they say it should be quick and easy to manage the cost of a funeral. >> we post our prices on website and make our prices available at the front door, email and fax. >> whatever we can do do ease the burden we do. >> and they compare prices by
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nearby funeral homes. a proposal before the federal trade commission will require that all funeral homes establish their prices on line. >> they can cost thousands of dollars and time is of the essence but you often have to call or visit the funeral home. >> they say get quotes from as many as five different funeral homes and set a budget and stick firm with it. one thing you don't need to know you don't need to buy the full package. you can pay ala cart. >> you don't have to buy the casket at the funeral home, retailers like costco sell them too and will deliver. and embalming is not needed if the burial or cremation takes place in a certain am of time. >> there are products just go to f fdc.gov. you are entitled by law to get
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an itemized statement to see what you get in the end. and consumer reports reports says it's worth trying. i'm nydia han channel 6 "action news." >> an uplifting note to end on but important information. i'm brian taff, i hope you'll join me tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. "action news" at 5:00 is next.
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discover the craft of cold brew today and keep on. america runs on dunkin'. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. this is not a drill. this is the real thing. >> do not surf. do not go on the beach. this will kill you. there are no excuses you need to leave. >> evacuate, evacuate, evacuate. >> rights now calls for evacuations along florida's east coast are growing as hurricane matthew bears down on the sunshine state. the first rains have already arrived from the outer most bans but authorities say it's about
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to get a lot worse and people in the storm's path need to find a safe place to hunker down. earlier today matthew tore through the bahamas leaving a path of destruction behind. the capital of nassau will feel the affects of the storm into the night. and now florida where matthew is headed next. the first major hurricane to hit the state in more than 10 years and officials warn that the affects of the storm could be unpress denned for that area. >> the big story is the state of emergency and the affects from florida to the carolinas as hurricane matthew barrels to the northeast. scott mcclean has more on the preparations and evacuations on the way there. >> the storm will kill you. we don't have that much time left. >> florida governor, rick scott, is not messing

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