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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 19th. we're following breaking news. >> several days of negotiations may lead to faculty members from pennsylvania's state run universities to walk offer the job. a strike would impact more than 100,000 students at 14 universities. we are live at a local college campus. >> beautifies up let's see what's going on with your accuweather and your traffic. for that we'll go on over to dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. we have satellite showing you cloud cover off to the north and west but it looks like we'll start out fairly clear this morning. some of you might have a little bit of patchy fog. there are sprinkles and showers falling an part right now overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning we'll probably see a little bit of that. very mild as you step outside. 69 degrees in philadelphia, 62 in allentown, 65 in reading. a lot of these numbers already
above our average highs for this date. 66 in millville. 67 in cape may. and as we roll through the afternoon it looks like day two of record challenging temperatures. yesterday we just missed in philadelphia with a high of 84. a lot of you did set records and more of the same today. 67 degrees by 7 o'clock. 75 degrees by 10 o'clock. you want to get stuff done early. that might be the time because it's going to be pretty toasty again today. by 3 o'clock we're looking at a high of 85 degrees. that will shatter the old record of 80 in philadelphia. and by 6 o'clock, still the low 80's. karen rogers, things do gradually start to cool down as we head toward the weekend. those details coming up in the seven day. >> all right. what a jam we've got on i-95. this is all construction. they're blocking the right lane and have been intermittently blocking all lanes. ahead you can see the arrow board. the right lane is blocked. this is i-95 near cottman and the right lanes blocked all the way through bridge street and at bridge street they have been intermittenting blocking all lanes a.m. 19 minute ride just came down when we were
live on the air, it was 22 a second ago between woodhaven and the vine. traveling about 20 miles an hour at times on i-95. southbound really jammed past torresdale avenue to approaching bridge street. looks like they're in the process of picking up some of the construction since we jumped up to 40 here. so i think we'll see that happen. it's expected to wraparound 5 o'clock. also this accident in abington blocking alanyls at shelmire street near peach tree. watch for that one. overall throw on the big picture the main problem is that construction on i-95 southbound. matt and tam. >> thank you karen. breaking right now we have just learned that faculty members from 14 state run universities across pennsylvania are walking off the job at this moment. more than 100,000 students will be affected. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at west chester university where the pickets will begin a little bit later this morning. annie. >> reporter: matt, we've been following the twitter and facebook feeds of this group to see all those updates.
just five seconds ago they tweeted out that faculty members are officially on strike. their web site right now is overloaded. they're going to send more information later but here behind me on west chester university's campus is one of the spots on this campus where they are expected to picket. we're expecting those pickets to begin within the half hour. now, they said last night on their facebook page last night the union said that the state handed its last best offer. the union has said throughout the early morning hours that they remained at the table to talk. this is video from yesterday where faculty walked into a meeting on west chester's campus and negotiations are between the pennsylvania state s higher education and its faculty union. there are more than 5,000 faculty and coaches across the state. the association of pennsylvania state college and university faculties again made their agreement at 5:00 a.m. that they will strike. now, the issues were a number of contractual changes including pro he posed raise offers over a three-year period also healthcare contributions. in the late of the offer the state offered raises to
permanent faculty. they withdrew a proposal that would add an additional class for faculty to teach a semester. now, a strike affects about 100,000 students at 14 state universities. now, back out here live, many of those students that we've been talking to don't really know what that means for them. now, a number of the web sites say that students still should go to class and a number of the campuses, it depends which campus are you on, you should still go to class he though and within 10 to 15 minutes if your teacher is not there, then you should go but it's not completely clear what they are supposed to do. now, also students are concerned how this is going to impact financial aid, possibly even their graduation that is still information that we hope to learn more about. now, in the past the union has voted to strike but they have never walked off the job. for now we're live on west chester university's campus, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie, thank you for that. more breaking news. a suspect in a possible road rage incident with another vehicle jumped out of his
souvenir independence mall and ran away from police. police say the suspect left his suv with a special needs friend still in the back seat at fifth and arch streets at 11:00 last night. officers and park rangers chased the man through the mall but they were unable to catch the suspect. the other vehicle involved has also not been found. and developing right now, rittenhouse square beautiful and peaceful place but not last night when a man stepped in to try to stop a robbery. the thieves instead opened fire on him as other people in the park hit the ground. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live near that scene at 19th and walnut with the latest on a ongoing investigation. good morning, katherine u good morning, tam. and the victim remains in the hospital this morning in critical but stable condition. as the search continues for two suspects. there are a number of surveillance cameras in and around the park and police are hoping to find some footage that could help in this investigation. >> people had either heard it or seen it and were jumping over the fences and running
like crazy. >> reporter: a mild evening in rittenhouse square park turned chaotic as the sound of gun shots pierced the air around 9:30 p.m. police say a 39-year-old good samaritan was shot as he he stopped an armed robbery in progress. >> we were sitting at park and bang, bang, bang and we said firecrackers? >> people were screaming gun shots. we got up from our table outside and jumped behind a wall. >> reporter: the park turned into a crime scene. detectives searched for witnesses and evidence. the victim's bike and belongings lying nearby. police say at least two suspects were attempting to rob a group of three to five people when the 39-year-old approached. >> well, our 39-year-old victim actually intervened and made some sort of statement like you are not going to rob these people. warp you doing? and that's when one of the perpetrators fired multiple shots. >> reporter: the victim was shot multiple times in the chest, torso and shoulder. police rushed him to hahnemann university hospital in critical condition.
he has since been upgraded to stable. >> this 39-year-old victim who intervened was very courageous, very brave but he ended up getting shot. >> reporter: and police say the two suspects are known to this area. they do know one of their nicknames but they haven't released it yet. if you have any information, central detectives wander toker hi from you;, want to hear from you. live from rittenhouse square katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> let's hope they get them. thanks katherine. search is on for two armed men who barge flood a center city home in broad daylight and robbed a college student. it happened along the 1400 block of lombard street at 11:30 yesterday. police say the man knocked on the door when the 19-year-old woman answered they forced their way in. the intruders stole cash and electronics. the victim is a student at the university of the arts. she was shaken up but not injured. police dusted for fingerprints. murder investigation under way in atlantic city. police say a man was shot and killed last night in an
apartment building courtyard noor baltic and south carolina avenues. so far no arrests have been made. >> new jersey governor chris christie doubled down on his decision to sign the gas tax. yesterday christie made his first remarks since approving the 23 cents per gallon hike last friday. the tax is expected to generate $1.23 billion in the annual revenue to replenish the state's transportation fund. christie said he "did the right thing and deserves credits for the cuts he received in return." cyst he tea says this is the first tax increase he has ever signed or will sign as governor. >> hold on a second. you hear that. >> what. >> the rumbling of air conditioners. >> i know. >> can you beliefy that? >> yes, my wife actually put ours on for a couple hours yesterday afternoon. yeah. >> maybe again today. >> storm tracker6 double scan shows we are dry. we have sky6 and clear skies over the ben franklin bridge. there might be a little patchy
fog around this morning. nothing down bite river. 69 degrees is your current temperature in philadelphia though and the the warmth is again the story. that 69 already above the average high for this date in philadelphia. 68 in trenton, 65 reading, 67 in wilmington and 67 in cape may. satellite shows you some cloud cover mainly off to the west of us so most of us are going to start out with a fair a sunshine early. then we'll get more of a clouds and sun mix as the day goes on. these showers are falling apart. it's likely we won't see any of that until later tonight and toward tomorrow morning. up in the lehigh valley today the record is 82. we set a record in allentown yesterday and it looks like we have a shot at another one today with that forecast high of 83. down the shore another pleasant afternoon ahead, 76 degrees, partly sunny, and nice on the beach. ocean temperature still running in the mid up are 60's. in philadelphia we'll go for a record high of 85 degrees. the old record is only 80 so it looks like it will pretty easily fall today. yesterday we technically fell short of the record with a high of 84 but still we were in the same kind of territory that we're in today temperature-wise so if you
have work outside or you're planning on going and exerting yourself not only in philadelphia but in any of these spots, you probably wander to plan on bringing some cool water along with you or some cool sports drinks, something like that and dress appropriately. 85 is the forecast high in philadelphia. allentown trenton wilmington and the airport in atlantic city you can see how we are thinking that we're probably going break records in all of those spots today. 63 he is the overnight low mostly cloudy. it will be fairly mild but there is a chance of a spotty shower especially toward dawn. winds out of the northeast at six to 12. and then tomorrow we get a high of 78 in philadelphia but just to the north of the city we may have much cooler conditions and a little warmer to the south so with a front parked right in the middle of the region it's going to be a little bit of a temperature spread across the area. 85 is today's high. more record warmth. tomorrow mostly cloudy a spotty shower can't be ruled out. 78 in philadelphia cooler to the north warmer to the south and then friday 73 degrees, cloudy skies and some spotty showers possible during the
day there. latest model information for saturday shows lots of clouds and we may actually see some rain possibly on saturday. it's also windy and cool. look at that, a high of just 59 now. we do improve to 64 for sunday for the eagles and union. >> sort of a yup. >> thanks, david. 5:11 now. all new on "action news a police sergeant opens fire killing a naked bat wielding woman in the bronx. community leaders are questioning the officer's tactics. >> a scare he reencounter for a mother as a man tries to snatch her child directly out of her shopping cart. karen. >> jam on i-95 just got worse. it's jammed from state road to approaching bridge street. big delays because of some construction. we'll take you to the construction scene when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look the view into center city there from temple university. enjoy those shorts. very soon you'll be putting back on the long pants. it's 5:14 and 69 degrees. >> what is jamming things up in the suburbs, karen? >> you know, we have a jam in the suburbs often at this hour. we're saying, you know, it's easygoing, no problems, it's early. not today. look at i-95. this is your southbound traffic right here and it's a mess. already a 22 minute ride. usually we have to wait a couple hours to see that. between woodhaven and the vine and if you look closely, you can probably see penndot's got an arrow board right up here. they're blocking the right lane and that's the problem. but they have this construction going on from cottman to bridge street. they've been intermittently blocking all lanes at bridge street so that's why we're seeing such a backup on i-95. 12 miles an hour right now. so, this has been changing because they're blocking all
lanes, then they're letting traffic he go and right now we're looking at 26 miles an hour here as you get closer to bridge street but southbound traffic's really jammed from state road to approaching bridge street with this construction. it was supposed to rap up around 5 o'clock butter still out there this morning. the other accident is in abington shelmire street is still closed. stick to township line road as your alternate. on the northeast extension here southbound between lehigh valley and quakertown just some construction blocking the left lane. so all your majors except for i-95 are moving okay. we don't have any other accidents or big problems in the area but jim is talking about old trenton road here, animals near the road so watch nor one near trenton. the temperature 69 degrees. already above our average high. headed up to 85 today. another unseasonably warm day, tam. >> okay, thank you karen. new here on "action news," a new york city police officer shot and killed a naked woman armed with scissors and a bat. officers responded to a call in the bronx about an emotionally disturbed woman.
that's when the sergeant is said to have persuaded the woman at first to drop the scissors. she sen grabbed a baseball bat and tried to hit the officer and he then opened fire. a bronx area community leader says the woman was flown to police and questioned why the officer did not use his stun gun. the shooting is under investigation. >> police in houston texas have released surveillance video showing a possible kidnapping attempt in progress. in the clip you see a man walk up to florence monauer in a grocery store on saturday then lift her 14 month old daughter from her shopping cart. the little girl was strapped in and that may have prevented the stranger from taking off. the mom quickly took her toddler back. police are now searching for the man to figure out what his intentions were. the little girl is okay. an 11-year-old new jersey boy is being credited with thwarting a would be burglar in his home. surveillance cameras caught the burglar in the act. allen aim home from school in wayne on monday and heard a man inside. allen quickly left and quietly
and flagged a neighbor. that person called 911 and the police came right away. police arrested thomas coughlin who is now facing burglary and theft charges. >> eight ain't over until it's over. president obama toasted his guests during his 13th state dinner which will be his last state dinner. obama and first lady michelle greeted italian prime minister matteo renzi and his wife. mrs. obama dazzled in a gown by italian designer versace. >> eagles get ready for the minnesota vikings. they're the nfl's top team led by the quarterback who led the eagles last season. sam bradford was traded to the vikings when the eagles decided to start rook he key carson wentz. minnesota is the nfl's only undefeated team. can beoff is sunday afternoon at lincoln financial field. the flyers have a day off to recover from their second lost in a row. it was a slippery start in chicago as ivan provorov fell
in the first quarter. that allowed the black hawks to easily score. goal he lee michal neuvirth gave up four goals on 16 shots and was pulled from the game. the flyers managed to tie it up at four in the third period but ended up losing seven to four. let's get back to our breaking story. we'll go live to west chester university. all right. we're just going to tell you once again then that teachers are now on strike across all of the state run universities in pennsylvania. that includes around here west chester, kutztown cheney university bloomsburg. he have were a crew at west chester university where teachers are expected to be picket in there about 12 minutes from now. we'll give you video in a live report in a little bit. >> new details about that bogus claim that singer adam levine abused his wife and daughter. >> researchers believe cavities in children can lead to bad grades. >> ♪
>> halfway through week. time to check the traffic. what a mess on i-95. look at this traffic at this hour. southbound traffic just totally jammed. it's all because of construction. has been blocking the right lane but at times they've been blocking all lanes. this is southbound traffic where the right lane is blocked between cottman and bridge street. so a real jam at this hour. mass transit at least some better news there. that's running on time, dave. >> love to see those green signs on your mass transit report there, karen. on the big board we are mild this morning. in the mid to upper 60's already across most of the region and probably still at 68 in philadelphia by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, 75. and then again today we spend the afternoon in the 80's. your high is 85 at 3 o'clock. that will be a new record in philadelphia. 81 by 6 o'clock. so, staying warm for awhile today. as we take a look at the airport, all green aircraft is what we're hoping to see. that means no major delays in any of our big travel destinations and no sign of precipitation in any of those spots, either. looking forward in the forecast over the next 24 hours, well today we are actually going for a high of 85 degrees.
you can see that we'll probably hit that at about 4 o'clock. and then by overnight tonight still fairly mild. only getting down to about 60 degrees by 6 o'clock in the morning, tam. >> okay, thank you david. many parents know make your kids brush and floss but a key step to stopping most cavities is one many families don't take and may not even know about. the treatment called dental sealants works well but only 60 percent of kids who need these sell lands get them that's according to the cdc. the health organization says one in five kids and teens have untreated dental decay by the time they're 19 and it's a serious problem. kids with constant tooth aches cannot eat properly and may have that trouble paying attention at school. >> in this morning's "gma" first look, police in los angeles say last week an hannon muss caller phoned in claiming the maroon5 front man adam levine was abusing his super model wife and four week old daughter dusty rose. >> any time an allegation is made where a child is being
abused and in particular a very young child, they're going to immediately want to jump on it. >> abc news learning the happened's juvenile division investigated the complaint and found in evidence of abuse and closed the case. but this morning while police say no charges have been filed, some experts say the grammy winner himself was victimized. the call to police reminiscent of saturdaying.t.ing. dan aim perhaps weighs in live at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma" first look i'm tina wentworth abc news, new york.
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university a scene that you can expect at the state's 13 other state run universities. it is the first strike in the school system's history. >> the decision affects more than a hundred thousand students at 14 schools statewide. if you go to one of these schools and in our area take a look at our ticker below. we've got contingency information for students who attend these universities running all morning. >> good morning everyone, 5:30 on this wednesday october 19th. first up weather and traffic david and karen. >> good morning, everybody. and we are off to a clear start across the region and also fairly mild. there are some clouds out to the north and west. might be a little patchy fog in the immediate reach onmany we're not really picking up a lot of that on our fog report. these showers you see out to the west are falling apart. i don't think we'll see any of that until overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. 69 degrees, he though, right now. that's already above the average high for this date in philadelphia. 67 in wilmington. mild in trenton, 68. even that 62 in allentown isn't that bad for this time of year this time of morning. mid to upper 60's in millville down toward cape may. as we roll through the day