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news" a mother leaves a sleeping child nat minivan, moments later the car is gone with the child inside. >> a teenager gets swept away
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in the currents, continues in the water. >> it's draft day, excitement is building for the sixers future with the number one pick. >> good morning, matt o'donnell is off, jeanette reyes is joining us. >> let's go over and matt pells watching the roads. >> reporter: we're starting off dry, but it's going to be hot. we're starting out with clouds. the storms have pushed off the coastline. we'll see a mix of clouds and sun during the day. the temperatures will go up there, it's comfortable in the lehigh valley, 58 in quakertown, pottstown, 63 in coatsville, 64 in malvern. 65 in media. 70 right now in center city, if you're out for an early morning run, only slightly humid. 62 in browns mill, 65 in vineland. 69 in dover, delaware. temperatures today going up a good five degrees above average.
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we'll hit a high of 90. the day will unfold at 7:00 a.m. clouds and sunshine, 69. bright sunshine through much of the morning you'll be in the low 70s at 9:00. lunchtime, low 80s. 1:00 p.m., 86 degrees partly sunny skies, 3:00 p.m., 88 degrees, 5:00 p.m., 87 coming down from a high of 90. a hot one, but only slightly sticky. tropical storm cindy made landfall this morning. we'll see in the impacts from this on friday and saturday. we'll talk about that in the seven-day forecast. >> reporter: it feels like summer, i guess it makes sense since it is now. we're not feeling good about this situation, franklin township, gloucester county it's a fatal overnight accident that blocks the lane of route 55 approaching route 40 and harding highway. the action cam is on the scene. the crash involved this dump truck, the pickup got on 5 going
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the wrong way. hit the dump truck and caught fire around 3:00. you can see the vehicle smoking even though the fire is out. investigators remain on the scene trying to get things investigated and cleaned up here. coming back out to the maps. you want to exit 55 northbound by the time you get to landis avenue and stay local on vineland through 47 or delsea drive instead. a couple of spots police activity this morning on the boulevard by the acme, the other in southwest philadelphia at woodland and 50th, i would stick with springfield and 49th to get around that. the vine street expressway, looking good this morning, no overnight construction overnight closures resume next week. this week you're without them, traffic moving so far so good. >> a mother is reunited with her young daughter after a tense night.
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a repo man made off with her minivan, but her child was asleep on the back seat. katherine scott is in southwest philadelphia trying to figure to determined what happened with the chain of events. luckily, the child was not hurt. she slept through the entireyouy what could have happened if the minivan was towed to a minivan and left there, if the child woke up and wandered around are their guard dogs in the lot. the 26-year-old mother is sitting with her 7-year-old daughter. police say it unfolded at 2:30 a.m., the mother ran into her job at 45th and chestnut. while inside a repo tow truck driver arrived who had been tracking the gps in the car. he had the paperwork to repossess it. he hooked up the minivan not
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knowing that the girl was asleep under a blanket in the last row. he said people started yelling there was a kid in the car, he thought they were lying. he turned the corner and got out and checked and still didn't see them lying there. >> the vehicle to me appears unoccupied. there are two car seats in the t i could see from the mirror of my truck. i don't have to get out of my truck to hookup a car. >> tow truck drivers should not just pull up a vehicle and tow it from any scene not knowing if any people are inside. what if somebody is under the work or doing work on the car or changing a tire. >> meanwhile, the mother called police, the description of the car and tow truck went out and it was stopped ten blocks later by police at 50th and woodland in southwest philadelphia. an officer spotted the child. police say the special victims unit is investigating why the child was left alone in the car
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to begin with, how the repo man missed the child lying in the back seat. it all remains under investigation, it is unclear if any charges will be filed. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, katherine. a grinding crash injured two drivers in delaware overnight. this is video from the intersection of north dupont highway and rogers road in wilmington. investigators have not said what caused the collision. the search continues for a missing swimmer who went missing in mercer county. the teen went missing in hamilton township yesterday. he and three other teens had gone swimming when the 17-year-old got caught up in a fast moving current. >> i tried to grab him. we were like this, and then like the current was so strong it took him away from my hand. he was going under, coming up gasping for air.
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>> yesterday was the last day of school in mercer county, but grief counselors will be made available for students. testimony seth williams corruption trial. he carried a bible with him when he arrived yesterday. a woman testified that her husband wrote a ten thousand dollars check that was supposed to go toward his mother's nursing care. instead it went into his pocket. he is accused of taking bribes for tens of thousands of dollars for doing legal favors. senate republicans healthcare plan will be presented this morning. republicans cannot vote on the bill until the budget office
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analyzes how much it will cost. democrats say they will draw out the legislative process to show their opposition to the bill. president trump held 5th rally since taking office. he talked about the gop to addare plan in iowa. money to their plan because quote i've been talking about a plan with heart. philadelphia fans have trusted the process when it comes through at least when it comes to the draft. the sixs tonight. it is widely expected that they will take markell fultz. last year's number one pick ben simmons has yet to play in an nba game because of an injury. sixers set a team record for season ticket sales it would be nice for them to do well. >> i think he will be a tremendous help and they can use it. >> reporter: absolutely, something to cheer for. let's head outside, storm
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tracker 6 live double scan, we are dry, showers overnight, we had a sprinkle this morning one near surf city and southwest of dover. overall its a mostly dry day today. have a fairly good start, fair amount of clouds and sunshine today. it will be hot, but not terribly humid, 70 degrees the current temperature. it's warm already and at least a little sticky, 67-degree dewpoint. the pressure is steady. the winds westerly, the ocean temperature, 62. satellite and radar we have a good amount of clouds streaming through the area, we'll see mostly partly sunny skies. it's a good looking day, high pressure in control. 90 for the high. we're heating up. it's slightly humid. later on tonight we have a chance of a shower or thunderstorm sparking up, especially west of philadelphia. you have the daytime to enjoy before that happens.
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tropical storm cindy made landfalls for tornadoes as it interacts with lands. you can see the plumeisture spre region not hitting us today, but tomorrow and saturday we'llroral feel like the tropics around here, as well with the dewpoints. here's future tracker showing at 11:00 you have aho up in a few spots. tomorrow morning we have showers and thunderstorms. it's not going to rain all day, you've got the chance of it here or there, 4:30 tomorrow afternoon you have a showers or thunderstorms. into saturday into the afternoon, there is a look now at 1:00, you show a line of storms and showers kind of moving through on saturday, so the real threat for our wet weather and storms is friday into the first half of saturday, this is kind of a humidity tracker, looking at the dewpoints over the next few days, today is slightly humid not bad at all, tomorrow morning
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it will be stickier, it's friday afternoon into saturday morning, you have the height of that it's going to be oppressive. sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, a lot more comfortable around there. hang in there if you don't it. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, it is hot, but not terribly humid, 90 for the high, shower or thunderstorm especially west of the city. later tonight you have until tonight until you have a chance for a shower. tomorrow, humid scattered showers or thunderstorms really at any point. although it's not going to rain constantly. 88 degrees for the high. oppressive friday afternoon into saturday. first half of saturday looks like clouds and rather wet with storms, giving way to some sunshine, 8 of for the high on saturday -- 86 for the high on saturday. sunday, less humid, temperatures in the low to mid 80s. can't beat it. monday, clouds and sun, 82. chance of a shower. tuesday, cooler, partly sunny
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skies, 78. wednesday, mostly sunny, pretty nice. 81 degrees. as we look at the first weekend in summer, we have half good, sunday looks great. >> we'll look forward to sunday. >> 5:42 a.m. a condition of congressman steve scalise an honor for the capital police woman who saved hisdurine baseball field. >> a high school student is able to walk across the stage to get his diploma. see what made the moment so special matt. >> reporter: jennette we have a downed tree on strahle street. not fine in franklin township, gloucester county. we have a couple of issues in montgomery county to talk about when "action news" continues on this thursday morning. it's time that we bring addiction out of the darkness
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here out across the ben franklin bridge, what a beautiful start to your thursday. 5:45 a.m., 70 degrees out there. >> now we're going from this beauty to traffic, matt i argue it's not as beautiful as that, what do you think. >> reporter: i think that's a fair argument. i thought you were talking about
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my beauty. >> you are a beauty. >> reporter: if we're talking about traffic not a beautiful situation in a lot of spots already this morning. arguably the big of which is in franklin township, gloucester county. the action cam is on the scene of a fatal overnight accident that involved that dump truck that caught fire. it happened when a pick up truck don on 55 going southbound in the northbound lanes and hit the dump truck. both vehicles caught fire, there was a fuel spill it is mess, and 55 is close the northbound. it happened at 3:00 a.m. we're without the northbound lanes of 55. if you're coming northbound on 55 bail by the time you get to landis avenue and say on delsea drive. he will where we had a crash on the garden state parkway approaching forked river.
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we don't expect this to clear for the entirety fortunate morning rush. main street will be blocked from lower salford, montgomery county. a crash up ahead by roth memorial park. yodder road is an alternate. we have downed trees from the storms, militia hill road is blocked. sheaf lane or butler pike are alternates. there's eastbound work in berks county, morgantown, left lane out of commission. north coventry, chester county. fire department activity route juan -- route 100 at had an noafer -- had an -- hanover street. the canadian man who attacked a police officer in
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flint, michigan. he shouted allah akbar as he stabbed the officer. the police officer is in stable condition. the fbi is treating it as an act of terrorism. they have no accusation this is. crystal griner threw out the first the special softball game last night. she was one of the security detail wouldn'ted who was protected -- wounded who was protecting steve scalise who was shot in the hip and he has been updated to fair condition. a high school student who suffers from a
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heating up in time for the opening of the philadelphia public pools. the first swimming spot in the city opens this afternoon. the community is invited to take a dip in 70 indoors and outdoor pools this summer season. >> reporter: karen said it's a good idea to get yourself invited to a friend's pool. >> reporter: do we have any friends with pool? i'm thinking afternoon party. >> reporter: thinking my house.
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>> reporter: schuylkill expressway by belmont, looking good so far, it is westbound where we have midday work on the schuylkill expressway. it's causing a mess each day this weekend. this is the exit for manayunk an arts festival going on this weekend, over the course of the next few days, watch watch out r closures on main street. one delay on the paoli thorndale line of 15 minutes. storm tracker 6 live double scan we're dry through the region, we have a dryayit is not until lat0 for the high. five degrees above average, but you know what it's not terribly humid, sunshine and clouds, enjoy it. sunris w a 5:33 a.m., it doesn't set until 8:33 a.m., you have a long time to enjoy the sunshine today. tropical storm cindy made landfall you can see the system right here as it made landfall east of houston with a plume of
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moisture spreading over the gulf and the threat of tornadoes, as well. we'll top into the humidity and the moisture friday into saturday. >> thank you for keeping an eye on that karen. you can find the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast at any time of the day on our website 6abc.com/weather. >> 5:53 a.m., up next, the flyers showed a lot of kindness to the man who you may have seen being the victim of a violent viral assault. >> amazon makes another partnership, this time it could shake up the sports retail world. that's coming up at 6:00, we'll be right back.
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>> a video went viral and created social outrage show a group of teens punch a mentally disabled philadelphia man in the face. we have him on camera again, this time he is the recipient of kindness. he was given a the flyers practice facility in cherry hill. he received his own team jersey and bag of flyers gear. he said he plans to give most of it to the kids in his neighborhood. >> i love the ending to the story.
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on abc, it's time to find a new boy band. it features promising young singers who earn a spot in a singing group and contract. viewers will vote on performances. two local teens have a shot at start dom. camry jackson singing was a family affair. gavin becker got his start online. >> i created my following on social media. because of that i have traveled the world performing. >> as a young child i was exposed to a whole a bunch of singing, i sang in choir in church. you can watch boy band tonight at 8:00 on 6abc. a mother and daughter are reunited after a frightening ordeal their minivan was towed with a little girl asleep in the vehicle. we have a challenge in
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store for us in the next half-hour. >> good morning it is 6:00 a.m.
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on this thursday, june 22. matt is off, jeanette reyes is joining us. >> we're following breaking news, a 7-year-old is safe, but there were tense moments when the van she was inside alone was taken. inside the deliberations, we know why jurors in the sexual assault trial could not come to a verdict even after more than 52 tense hours. >> happening now, tropical storm cindy makes landfall bringing strong winds and drenching rain. >> let's find out what's going on with weather and traffic

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