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that's what's ma >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning, it's 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday june 13. >> we're following a developing story. gunfire in montgomery county p an suv is riddled with bullets and one person is sent to the hospital. >> jurors in the bill cosby sex assault trial return to the montgomery county courthouse this morning to continue deliberations. >> it will be another day of drama on capitol hill as attorney general jeff sessions testifies before his old colleagues on a senate committee. >> philadelphia public schools will be closing at noon due to the heat. the trenton school district will also dismiss early. >> well, let's find out about
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how much more of this heat do we hee on that and karen rogers has your commute. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. we didn't have this yesterday but with the higher heat and humidity combining today, we do have a heat advisory that's in effect. now, this kicks in at noon, it extends until 7 o'clock this evening. during that time the heat index will make it feel like it's in the mid to upper 90's and your temperatures going into the upper 90's as well. we also have a another air quality alert, another code orange ozone action day so those of you in risk categories want to limit your outdoor exposure. i know that said tomorrow, it should say today. satellite shows you a lack of cloud cover aga ts going to buid really quickly and right side. 75 degrees is your curre millvi. and low 70's to mid 70'se shore. dewpoints are higher today, too, in most neighborhoods. getting up closer to 70 in some spots down south and
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we'l really kick in today. 77 degrees by 7 o'clock. as soon as noon, we are hotter than yesterday. 93 degrees. we're going to go for a-96, that will be a new record high for this date and even as late as 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock you are still well into the 90's and it still feels very uncomfortable. karen rogers a big change comes tonight and tomorrow should feel a lot nicer. more on that in the seven day but for now obviously all of those heat trips in effect. >> all right, dave, good advice. let's hit the roads right now because the vine street expressway has been closed overnight for construction and it's still closed at this point. it's going to close each night at 11 lock through thursday night. watch for this. it's expected to reopen by 5:00 a.m. but no traffic moving just yet on the vine street expressway. an early morning accident here in norristown on east marshall street at high street. watch for crews on the scene there. outside live on the schuylkill expressway, looking pretty good, looking quiet, looking dry and we've got no complaints as we look past montgomery drive. hopping into new jersey what a mess of a ride we had coming
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in from jersey yesterday on 42 with all that heavy traffic coming back from the shore but you're wide opened right now if you're coming from turnersville or deptford, matt. >> thank you, karen. developing this morning o-gunfire erupts in norristown montgomery county injuring one person. it happened on the 1000 block of powell street at midnight. police found the rear window of an suv shot out and more than 30 shell casings on the block. the victim was no end to the the -- flown to the hospital. no word on that person's condition. police are trying to figure out who opened fire and why. >> a small plane crash in ocean county airport is still under investigation. it happened around 11:00 last night at the eagles nest airport in eagles wood. authorities say the plane skidded off the runway during landing. the plane ending up in a wooded area, the pilot suffered minor injuries. >> ♪ >> happening today, jurors will return to the montgomery county courthouse to continue deliberating the fate of bill cosby. the judge gave the panel the case yesterday evening and they met for four hours
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without reaching a verdict on the sexual assault charges. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live in norristown where cosby and the jurors will arrive this morning.. >> reporter: well, matt, the just a mat of hours. for the jury it willfirst full f yesterday there was quite a bit of activity with the jury cosby's own words in thatit d emotional testimony and igh profilee is f sexual assault trial lightning speed. monday the defense c witness, am detecte secution. their case aftero take the just six minng? >> reporter: bill cosby had no comment as he courthouse.
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ntext behind his 2005 testimony in which he called the pills he'd given andrea constand his "friend." the judge would only read the paragraph before and after. the prosecution argued that those pills incap 44-year-old constand before he sexually assaultd of 2004.he judge testimony read the full co i thought that was great thatere >> we feel confident that, youan know, in the testimonies and otd inconsistencies closing, we feel the jurremembe. >> even if tstand's
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testimony is enoble doubt the prosecution argued an. >> reporter: now, if cosby is convihe could face the rest s life behind bars. he turns 80 next month. reporting live at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown, jeanette reyes, channel6 "action news." tam. >> all right, thank you for that, jeanette. a preliminary hearing continues this morning for several penn state fraternity brothers accused in the connection with a pledge's death. the court must decide whether 16 of the accused men should be tried for the death of tim piazza. two others have already agreed to go on trial. the video known court yesterday details the final ityrs of piazza's life. president brendan young from malvern joseph weems of philadelphia engaging with piazza. today if defense attorneys are expected to cross-examine a state college police detective. >> police in berks county are investigating a violent
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encounter which led to man walking into a reading grocery store with stab wounds. officials say several people were involved in a dispute with one person being beaten up while another was stabbed. an employee of one stop deli and grocery on the 500 block of walnut street saw a man walking into the store bleeding yesterday afternoon saying he had been stabbed. he is expected to survive. police say that victim, though investigators.essions will testify before his forr cmittee. he's expectedined questions abot contacts between himself and mo. >> reporter: hey, good morning, tam. sessions is expected to face sharp questioninggence committee but this morning it's the comments fromntrump that's
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this morning a trump conf >> well, i think he's special y ceo of conservativseews hour presidp may ordergeneral rod rosensteint rid of robert muell investigatig alleged collusion between the trump campaign and russia. >> i think he's weighing that option. i personally think it would be a very significant mistake even though i don't think there's a justification. >> reporter: the white house pushing back saying that's not the case and rudy does not speak for the president. the senior aides confirm rudy met with chief strategist steve bannon yesterday. today attorney general jeff sessions forced to recuse himself from overseeing the russia investigation set to testify on capitol hill. >> and nothing but the truth so help you god. >> reporter: sessions expected to take on allegations of perjury during his confirmation hearings for
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failing to disclose meetings with russia's ambassador. and his role in the firing of fbi director james comey. last week comey told the same committee during an oval office meeting president trump asked sessions and others to clear the oval office. >> my sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving which is why he was lingering. >> reporter: comey says once they were alone, trump asked him to drop the investigation into ex national security adviser michael flynn. the attorney generalological likely invoke executive privilege to keep from publically discussing his private conversations with the president, tam. reporting live here in washington this morning, kenneth moton channel6 "action news." >> all right, kenneth thank you. and abc news will bring you the session testimony live at 2:30 this afternoon. then tune into "action news" for brian taff and his live reports from washington. >> time right now 4:39 and former nba star dennis rodman is back in north korea this morning. the reason for his latest visit coming up. >> fireworks light the sky in
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oakland as warriors fans celebrate another nba title. david. >> it is mainly clear but muggy on the bus stop this morning. 74 degrees by 6 o'clock and as soon as 8:00 a.m. we'll be up to 80 degrees. if you're dressing the kids it's definitely shorts and t's both on the way to school and on the way home. some districts are canceling school early or at least letting out early because of the high heat and humidity. so, check with the for a list of those. when we come back, we'll let you know when this extreme heat breaks. >> ♪ is that ice cream? no, it's, uh, breyers gelato indulgences. you really wouldn't like it. it's got caramel and crunchy stuff. i like caramel and crunchy stuff. breyers gelato indulgences. it's way beyond ice cream.
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>> another reminder all public schools in philadelphia and trenton are closing early today due to this dangerous heat. those dismissals will begin at noon. the heat is on. we found a road crew in trenton working with asphalt that is 350 degrees.
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>> from the ground and what we getting from the top, it's a lot of heat. >> so, yeah, nod your head acknowledge those folks out there who have to work outside. the fans were needed at the reading senior citizen send because some air conditioners did not work. contractors will be out there fixing that but for now people at the center are doing at the smart thing. they are staying cooler inside. >> so, day three, this is going to be the worst of the year, right. >> yeah, it will be. you got high heat, high humidity, probably some more records. we had a few fall yesterday but they'll be a little bit hotter today and the good news is things get better overnight tonight and tomorrow. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us that we are basically dry across the region and as we take a look outside we're looking at clear skies early and we are going to wind up with just a few clouds early on with a few more clouds digging in as we go later into the morning and especially the afternoon. there's the commodore barry bridge looking all ready to roll this morning. 75 degrees is your current
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temperature. your dewpoint is that much higher this morning. remember yesterday we were down in the low to mid 60's across much of the region. today a 68-degree dewpoint and that's getting very close to that 70-degree threshold for what we call oppressive humidity. some of you going feel that today. winds are light at 6 miles per hour. satellite shows you a little bit more cloud cover trying to well up in our direction from the south and as we go through the day, you will see a few more clouds dig in. yesterday it was from fairly scattered fair weather cumulus. today probably a little bit more cloud cover later on and i'm kind of demonstrating that with my icons here. 80 degrees by 8 o'clock, 89 degrees by 10 o'clock. by noon 93 and then by 3 o'clock, 96 degrees is your forecast high and that will be a new record if we hit it. the existing record 95 and then by hot and still very uncomforta humidity. ross the region are all a little bit worse than 94 degre reading, 96 ind then as you geto the shore,
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brutal heat-wise but it's stat atlantic city and we'll get to a so, remember today we've got similar heat tegrees hotter. though and more uncomfortable in that effect kicking in at noon in the centers 7 o'clock tonight. it looks like most of or a thunderstorm is not philadelphia but generally the front dropping down out of new warm but it will be a lot more comforblr and we'll only see a high in the mid 80's. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high 96, hot and humid, record heat for a lot of you today. pretty uncomfortable and all those important heat tips like staying hydrated and staying cool real important today. not as hot tomorrow with a high of 85 degrees, just in time for the union and phillies to be back home. partly sunny and nice on
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thursday, 78 degrees. and then 76 on friday with more clouds and there is the chance of a spotty shower. for the coming weekend it still looks like we're in the 80's. i don't remember saturday, clouds and sun, a spotty thunderstorm popping up and then father's day sunday we've got union, phillies whole bunch of stuff to do with dad, the gary papa run in the morning and 88 degrees on sunday, warm and getting more humid and monday also looks to be a bit sticky. >> thanks, david. the golden state warriors have won the nba championship for the second time in the last three years. the 129-120 win over the cavs he sent fireworks shooting from oracle arena. some fans spilled out of the arena into the streets. most of the warriors faithful seemed orderly. we'll have highlights of the wi. >> former nba star dennis rodman just arrived in north korea. he's there to push they say for more sporting events in north korea but similar to past trips he's made to the repress sieve state he's not expected to meet with detained americans even though he
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enjoys a friendship with the country's dictator. a marijuana currency web site is sponsoring rodman's trip thus the logo on his shirt. marijuana is illegal in north korea. it's considered on the level of cocaine and heroin. >> four police officers in north jersey who were caught on camera kicking man who was on fire from a car crash have been suspended indefinitely without pay. jersey city mayor has called for their termination. police had chased leo pinkston for 6 miles until he crashed his car. an innocent bystander who found himself involved in the wreck caught fire at the scene. the officers kicked him as he crawled away from the crash. feliz underwent surgery for burns and remains hospitalized. >> new on "action news" taxi rides in new york city can be wild but few end like this one. a taxi went up in flames in midtown. the driver noticed smoke coming from the front hood while hall on the road so he hit the brakes and he and his
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two passengers jumped out and fled right before fire consumed the vehicle. turns out the taxi had overheated setting off that blaze. a bride and groom hitch a unique ride to their wedding reception after their trolley catches fire. more on their special day after the break. >> ♪
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>> a connecticut couple received a special escort to their wedding reception when their trolley bus caught fire. the avon volunteer firefighters first put out the flames then gave the newlyweds a ride. the department posted these photos on their facebook page from saturday. the happy couple started their journey together with a ride they'll never forget. karen. >> what beautiful pictures, too. good morning, everybody. this is a pretty picture as well. we're looking live at i-95 here at cottman and we can see very light volume. roads are clear and dry. traffic's moving nicely. so, no problems on i-95. we had an early morning accident here in norristown right on east marshall street it bit has since cleared. traffic there moving a lot better. in abington though we've got an accident that's new on old york road at the fairway. it is partially blocking the roadway with crews on the scene so give yourself a little extra time there. how about the vine street expressway? it was shut down overnight for construction. we see westbound has reopened. eastbound no movement here but they're in the process of reopening those ramps from crews will return again tonight at 11 o'clock, shut the vine down in both
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directions. ben franklin bridge looking pretty good. westbound traffic coming into the city. it was really stacked yesterday later in the morning but it's early yet and eve got light volume, matt. >> thank you, karen. now for your first look at business. pennsylvania hopes to seay taxpayers billions of dollars by shaking up the pension system. pennsylvania governor tom wolf signed the hard fought bill into law yesterday surrounded by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in harrisburg. the plan raises the state employee retirement age top 67, cuts guaranteed benefits for most public school and government employees hired after this year and introduces a 401k style plan. critics say it does not address the underlying problem here, pension system for current state employees is under funded by $60 billion. gymboree declared bankruptcy. the children's clothing retailer expects to close at least 375 of its 1300 stores during the chapter 11 restructuring. the company needs to reduce
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debt by $900 million. stocks fell yesterday as tech stocks recorded a second straight dave sharp losses. futures are pointing to a higher open. you can steal a free taco from taco bell today. the fast food chain created the promotion after golden state warriors stole a road win over the cleveland cavaliers on wednesday night. the warriors went on to win the championship last night. every customer can get one free doritos locate companies taco today between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. while supplies last. >> new on "action news" a production of julius caesar is under fire because its caesar resembles president trump. the director addresses the criticism coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> a 12-year-old girl rescues a friend using a technique she learned from the book the hunger games . that's next. >> ♪ ♪
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>> surveillance cameras were rolling when two women stole more than $2,000 in luxury eyeglasses from a delaware county store. police say the theft occurred at the john lee eye associates on west chester pike in havertown on monday of last week. police say the women entered the store and stole the eyeglasses by concealing their items in their purses. anyone with information is asked to contact the haverford township police department. >> new on "action news," reading the book "the hunger games" came in handy when a girl was hurt in massachusetts. mackenzie george went for a birthday swim she cut her leg open on a piece of metal and
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her friend megan heard her cries for help. megan used a first aid lesson from the "hunger games" book. >> another character ties a tourniquet around it. i grabbed sara's shorts wrapped it around the cut and i held it tight. >> mackenzie is okay and her family will honor megan later this summer. >> folks books -- books are filled with information. >> and your mind is filled with knowledge. >> and you're a great drummer. >> thanks. >> 4:57. the guy who won the o nba finals m.v.p. finds himself part of a timely coincidence on last night's episode of jeopardy. >> if you enjoyed those french fries more than once a week you could be putting your health at risk. you don't want to hear the story of the study but you probably should. >> police capture the driver who led them on a chase in a backhoe. >> ♪
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a a a. >> ♪ "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. good to see you. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday june 13th and here's what's happening. >> closing statements are done and bill cosby's case is with a jury. jurors could be back with a verdict as soon as today. >> new information this morning about a deadly officer-involved shooting in hunting park. >> plus the heat wave, it's something else. it's continuing, it's going to feel even hotter. that's why the school district of philadelphia plans to dismiss at noon. >> let's get you ready with weather and traffic. david and karen, good morning. >> all right, guys, we did not have a heat advisory yesterday but we have one today. the heat is similar, maybe a couple of degrees hotter but more importantly the h


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