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>> ♪ >> braking now on "action news" a 16-year-old girl is shot several times standing on front steps with her friends and police believe that she was the target. a live report is >> decomposing remains. construction workers thought they dug up animal bones and now realize they had uncovered human body parts. >> delayed but not dead. republicans continue talks on a healthcare deal despite putting off the vote. >> good morning. it's 5:30 on this wednesday june 28th. david and karen, who wants to play frisbee with me later. >> sure. >> me, me. >> really. >> yes, yes. can we skip work and do it now. >> absolute.
>> maybe we can get like a nerf frisbee. you can see how all of that cloud cover from yesterday really swept off the coast overnight and we are looking at a great day with lots of sunshine building across the region. temperatures this morning are also cool and comfortable. we're at 63 degrees in philadelphia 52 in allentown and 54 in reading. 56 in wilmington. 54 in millville. if you're down the shore in cape may getting ready to head out on the boardwalk for that early walk 67 degrees right now. it's warm but with low humidity really comfortable. 76 degrees by noon. 80 degrees by 3 o'clock. maybe a few clouds mixing with sun but generally speaking with expect to be pretty bright today. 81 is your high at 4 o'clock and then 80 at 5 o'clock and by 7 o'clock 78 degrees. we don't have much rain in the forecast for the next couple days in fact none and maybe that means it's time to wash the car. you have o two days where you don't have to worry about rain. then we head into friday, saturday, and sunday and
there's a little bit of an increasing chance. right now we're looking at pop-up thunderstorms as we head into the weekend and saturday night into sunday morning in particular looks to be the period that could be featuring strong storms. more on that in the seven-day forecast. karen what you got in traffic. >> we have a big problem if you take the northeast corridor. police are conducting an investigation in d.c. on those tracks and that's what's creating the suspension here to. you can't get from philadelphia to d.c. on the northeast corridor. watch for this coming in. also a 20 minute delay with the wilmington/newark line as well so a couple problems with mass transit causing issues if you're heading to d.c. we have this overturned tractor-trailer, there's a fuel spill, there are injuries. this is a mess in new castle. i-95 and northbound at 295 we've got two lanes blocked there. outside live this is 422 and this is your eastbound traffic here at trooper. you can see as you head towards king of prussia really moving nicely, no delay. good shot of the roads. no weather related problems as david said and so far so good on i-95.
a live look at cottman shows no delay just yet, tam. >> thank you, karen. and we begin this morning with breaking news. a group of teens were enjoying a summer night gathered on the steps of a home when a gunman showed up and let loose shooting a girl several times. the girl they think may have been the target t let's get right on over to "action news" reporter jeanette reyes. she is live at southwest detectives with the latest on what we know. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, tam. police have been trying to find the shooter here. in fact, they were just interviewing the victim's friends here at southwest detectives. we were told she was outside with her friends when those shots rang out and they do believe she was the target. take a look at the video from the scene overnight. this happened around midnight when the group of mostly 15 and 16-year-old girls were standing i don't it side of a home along the 5900 block of springfield avenue. they just had a basketball caw there earlier in the day. those shots suddenly rang out and the victim was hit multiple times by a large
caliber handgun. other bullets pierced the home and shattered windows. she ended up getting hit five times. the 16-year-old girl was shot several times before the shooter sped off. she was rushed to penn presbyterian by police. meanwhile her friends were quickly taken to southwest detectives to be interviewed in hopes of getting a suspect description. >> we don't have a description of the shooter. we're just told that a car was last seen speeding off rest on springfield towards 60th street westampton did find some private surveillance cameras in the neighborhood and those cameras are facing in the direction towards where the ballistic evidence is. >> reporter: the girl is listed in stable condition. she was the only one injured by the gunfire. anyone with informationally is asked to contact police. reporting live at southwest detectives jeanette reyes
channel6 "action news." >> a construction site in philadelphia is now a crime coractors will be digging up a lot in tioga-nicetown and came across a set of bones including a human skull. "action news" reporter katherine scott is looking for the identity and a back story. >> reporter: that's right matt. that pedestrian was buried about 6 feet underground. based on the teeth, the clothing and some other indicators that investigators believe this was likely an adult woman. further examination is needed much let's go video from tioga-nicetown. you can see them working there. technicians carefully removing human remains found at 17th and atlantic. eight evidence markers are placed across the empty lot where scattered bones were discovered including ribs and a spine much police say most of the body parts were intact including a pink jacket would likely be what a female would wear. this used to be the site of a
laundromat put now it's a work site. private contractors discovered a set of bones on june 19th but thought they were animal remains but when a human skull and jaw burn were discovered in a suitcase they called police. residents say the laundromat was torn down about a year ago and police believe based on the level of decomposition the body may have been buried in that time frame. >> how long it was there, we're a little leery like who is doing this, you know and it's so close to home, maybe would it happen again. >> we're here every day too and that's sad. that's really sad. it's a body we didn't even know was there. that's real sad. >> reporter: investigators are now going to be checking dna and dental records to see if they can identify this person. we're live at northwest detectives, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. tam. >> all right, thank you for that katherine. and this is the new reality for drug enforcement officials. neighbors in cancer point
snapped photos of agents dressed in hazmat suits and oxygen. they were raiding a fentanyl operation it is especially dangerous work since contact with even a tiny amount of the powder can be deadly. two people are under arrest in connection with that raid. and in pennsylvania officials are cracking down on the opioid crisis with what they're calling operation wildfire. the chester county district attorney's office announced that 46 suspected drug dealers are off the street. one of the men arrested is barry baker sr. his son is the man who police say punched a man with cerebral palsy at a 7-eleven in west chester last month. >> to allow his son who was beating up a man with a disability, barry baker seen was selling us morphine. a heck of a family. >> barry baker is in police custody after several days on the run. his fiancé also faces charges of hindering apprehension. >> 5:37 now.
testimony continues today in the corruption trial of philadelphia district attorney seth williams. bar owner michael weiss was on the stand for a second day yesterday. the court is forcing weiss to testify as a hostile witness but has given him immunity from prosecution. weiss testified he bribed williams with lavish gifts for help with a liquor license at a bar he owns in san diego. williams faces more than two dozen counts of corruption and bribery. the u.s. senate has delayed a vote on its own healthcare bill amid lack of support. nine republicans now oppose the bill. the congressional budget office says it would leave 22 million uninsured over 10 years and make deep cuts to medicaid. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell still believes there is a chance to pass the bill after july recess. president trump met with republicans and shrugged off the delay claiming to be close to striking a deal. >> time now to turn to dave murphy and it sounds like get outside every opportunity you can today. >> today is just a beautiful
day. great to get stuff done or just go outside and enjoy yourself. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us we are dry this morning. as we take a look outside we have sky6 and a gorgeous morning building over the commodore barry bridge. you can see very little cloud cover out there, lots of sun on the way and comfortable conditions to start out and to finish. 63 degrees currently in philadelphia. your dewpoint is way down there in the 40's in philadelphia right where we like to see it. you have to get up to about 60 to even begin to feel humid. winds out of the west-northwest at 8 miles per hour. the ocean temperature still a little bit cool although it is going to be a nice day on the beach. we'll cove t there go clouds on satellite. very little developing out to the west. could be a little fair weather cumulus cloud cover digging in at times as usual but generally speaking is it looks like it's going to be very bright today. we're going for mostly sunny skies, 65 by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, 73 and by noon, mid 70's. 76 degrees, low humidity, really comfortable. by 3 o'clock, 80 degrees and we get a high of 81 a little late in the day probably around 3:30 or 4 o'clock.
by 6 o'clock we're down to 79. again low humidity from start to finish so really nice day ahead. and pretty similar numbers across the region. in allentown we're going for a high of 80 and close to that in reading lancaster millville 79 in trenton and if you're on the boardwalk in atlantic city or down in cape may today, you're going for an afternoon high in the upper 70's. not much different from areas farther inland. tomorrow things start to change. a warm front starts to get past us. that will allow this flow around high pressure setting up off the coast to bounce our high temperature all the way up to 88 and it might start feelinmid during the day. then the cold front gets closer to us and then occur ramps an even more flow of hotter and humid air. by the time we get into friday, saturday and sunday you'll feel that summertime feel coming back. your exclusive accuweather 7-day lots of sun and comfortable today, a high of 81 with low humidity. thursday breezy and getting warmer a high of 88 and again it might feel a little bit more humid through the day. still pretty bright. and then on friday that's when the hot and humid weather
really returns. we'll see a high of 92 degrees, a stray pop-up thunderstorm not out of the question. hot and humid again on saturday with a high of 92 and late in the day and at night we are looking at some potential technological strong storms developing and those could actually spill into sunday morning so now saturday night into sunday morning appears to be the timing of potential strong thunderstorms at least in a couple of neighborhoods. that will be a time period to watch. 90 is the high on sunday with some drying out and improvement as the day goes on. then monday partly sunny, very warm, a high of 88 degrees. a stray thunderstorm can't be ruled out. and for the fourth of july, it is into view already and we're going for a hot one this year, 90 degrees and as of now we're allowing for a spotty pop-up thunderstorm. doesn't necessarily look like a washout but of course it's seven days away and we'll keep our eyes on it. >> okay. >> it's your job. >> yeah, it is. [laughter] >> yes, it is. >> he does a good job, too. thank you david. 5:41 now. new this morning, crisis in venezuela. the country's president claims its supreme court was attacked
>> ♪ >> welcome back. a gorgeous start to your day right there over the ben franklin bridge, the sun is up, it is 5:45 and 79 degrees out there right now. >> that should be a postcard or an album cover. >> i think so. >> yeah. >> like from a light rock band, i don't know, asia. >> do they have covers anymore. >> it is a good looking start to your day t looking good on the roads, too. this is route 73 at 38 here in burlington county if your teenaged daughter bothers you every day to take you to the mall you might be using this mall to go to the moorestown mall and i'll see you later but right now traffic is moving pretty good. we had an accident here that cleared on the garden state parkway here. just cleared a minute ago northbound past new gretna tolls. was blocking two lanes but that one is looking a little better right now. i-95 northbound at 295, still these speeds of 4 miles an
hour this one is a mess right here. it's involving an overturned tractor-trailer. there's a fuel spill. there's injuries there. we've got ems workers still out there blocking two lanes here on i-95 northbound at 295 and traffic really crawling right now around that area, so look for a delay there and big problems as well with the northeast corridor. it's suspended and that's between philadelphia and d.c. because of police activity in d.c. also the trenton line we got a train 24 minutes late and the newark wilmington lane a train that's 11 minutes late. an object on the road on carter road in hopewell township here on the waze app as part of our commuter report. we have plknj reporting that one. don't forget to become a member of our 6abc team when e. 53 in bethlehem. kind of cool in some spots. 53 right this morning in bethlehem but 55 in quakertown and pottstown. it's only 52 in coatesville. 50 degrees in kirkwood. 63, though, little better in center city itself t55 in browns mills.
61 in dover, delaware. what a day we have. beautiful sunshine, low humidity and a high of 81, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. new this morning, the president of venezuela is condemning what he called an armed terrorist attack on the country's supreme court. nicholas medor says a helicopter fired guns and launched grenades. >> officials say human error is to plame for a subway derailment -- blame for a subway derailment. metro transit authority released the cause late last night. its investigation reveals someone improperly secured a police of replacement rail during repairs. the derailment in harlem tossed people to the floor and
forced hundreds of passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels. a hot air balloon veered off course landing on a home in florida yesterday. deputies a pilot and two people in the balloon helped remove the deflated remains from the roof. no one was hurt. it's unclear why the balloon landed in the neighborhood in the first place. >> aged der singer gave a south carolina teen the surprise of a lifetime. gloria gaynor. fair cloth said she would listen to her hit i will survive to help her get through the tough times. >> just so amazeed at the strength of character of this young lady and then she said that she used my song to help her and i thought this is the purpose of my song. >> even if you're in a bad situation there's always blue skies ahead. >> faircloth graduated at her
high a school at the top of her class and i'm proud to call her a fellow cardinal. she has been accepted to stanford. >> the cardinal strikes again. >> it does. got to good one. >> 5:49 and an nfl player who grew up in camden county has a pretty big heart. he surprises his brother with a very impressive gift. >> also how a gas station is making it right for customers who got bad gas
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>> seniors received answer to some of their prime concerns in wynnewood montgomery county yesterday. tam edwards moderate add panel discussion at main line health senior health fair. medical specialists shared their thoughts on leaving your best life even through the many changes that come with aging. >> they had some good advice
that everybody could use. everybody needs to get out there and exercise. one of the doctors said download your books on tape on audible or something and listen to it when you walk around. sometimes older people say they get bored. >> for you, you were like ding, ding, ding. >> more books. >> tam is going to walk forever. >> speaking of traffic we'll look outside live on i-95. this is northbound at the blue route. we had some debris on the roadway that was between the lanes. you can kind of see a little bit of it right there as people driving around so just be careful as you're traveling on i-95 northbound past the blue route. new accident just popped up. dekalb pike at schoolhouse lane. partially blocking the roadway here in lower gwynedd, dave. >> cool and comfortable conditions on the big board this morning, karen. we've got 63 degrees in philadelphia. just 52 in allentown. 56 in wilmington. 54 millville and as you survey these numbers keep in mind the humidity is very low this morning and staying that way today. looks like a great one this
afternoon. 63 degrees by 7 o'clock. 76 degrees by noon. nice for lunch on a park bench with plenty of sunshine and our high of 81 clocks in probably around 3:30 or 4 o'clock this afternoon. a light breeze at times but the big story nice warm conditions, low humidity, a great summer afternoon ahead, tam. >> sounds like a great day. thank you david. shell is offering help to drivers after tainted gas was sold in bucks county last week. the gas came from a station in levittown. it was contaminate wide diesel fuel and left a number of customers making some costly repairs. officials from the shell oil company have said they are willing to help fix the cars. all of the
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>> ♪ >> hello everyone. live picture philadelphia international airport. it is 5:56. it is wednesday. the skies are cloudless. they are bright. the sun is out and thes low tod. please do get out there and enjoy. it's going to be great day today. >> a thief in bucks county wanted just one thing when he broke into a store monday morning and it wasn't money. the man smashed through the door of pus and boots and went for the newport cigarettes. seconds later he ran out and jumped into a waiting suv
possibly a lexus. >> we could tell that this isn't his first rodeo. he knew exactly thousand -- how to break the door. >> he really did get in and out. police say between the cigarettes and the door the thief did $1,800 in damage. >> an nfl player in south jersey native surprised his big brother with one huge birthday gift. tennessee titans cornerback and eastern high school graduate logan ryan posted this photo of himself delivering that will huge check to his brother for his 29th birthday. the giant was also -- the check was also giant in the amount. as you see there ryan gave his brother $82,000 and it's to pay off his student loans. >> that's a great gift. >> brotherly love. >> that is truly brotherly love. it is 5:57. happening today it's time to practice your business pitch. the sharks of abc's hit tv show will be in town. >> we'll also have a produce
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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 6 o'clock on this wednesday june 28. we're following breaking news. >> indeed we are. gunman sprays bullets across a philadelphia neighborhood. a teenager suffers several gunshot wounds and police believe she was the intended target. >> also breaking a deadly collision on the roosevelt boulevard. two cars hit a man as he tried to walk across the street. >> soak it up now. we have one more nice day with low humidity and then summer will begin