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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 july 5th. tam is off. jeanette reyes joins us. >> a driver damages several cars trying to escape gunfire and we have a live report detailing the violent night in delaware county. >> also breaking an nypd officer is ambushed in her patrol car, shot and killed while at the scene of another shooting. >> plus, new video shows the heart stopping moment a tractor-trailer overturns on the blue route creating a traffic nightmare. >> karen is off. dave murphy joins us outside. matt pelman is looking at traffic. good morning. >> that video is something else. i was just on the blue route the other day with my wife coming back from valley forge and we were talking about you
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don't see that happen as much since they put up those big signs. let's take a look at satellite. we have cloud cover across parts of the region. philadelphia definitely seeing some of that right now. the farther north you go the less clouds and storm tracker6 down south does still show showers that are circulating through central delaware pushing away from smyrna and it looks like some of that might cross the delaware bay into parts of salem and maybe cumberland counties but it doesn't lyle it's going to last all that much longer and this is fairly light. slow moves. they could be with you for awhile where they manage to hit. 70 philadelphia, 71 trenton, 71 in wilmington. feeling really comfortable in the city. dewpoints show you we have pretty low newspapers for our dewpoint scale in philadelphia. a lot of 59's. that's below the threshold for slightly humid air. but as you go down towards millville it's more humid and down along the delaware bay and the ocean front it stays that way.
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73 in philadelphia by 8 o'clock. by 3 o'clock, 86 degrees. seasonable, no the bad with humidity on the low side in the city and 85 by 5 o'clock and 83 by 7 o'clock. we've got another round of showers and thunderstorms on the way as soon as tomorrow afternoon. matt pelman we'll show them to you on future tracker6 coming up. >> all righty david. hopefully some people can still enjoy that ocean front today but others have to head back into work this morning so we're expecting extra traffic on all the routes coming back from the shore including this one, 42 here in bellmawr camden county. northbound headlights headed toward 295 already seeing a few more of them than we normally would but it's not jammed yet. on 295 itself approaching 42 there's still a broken down vehicle taking out the right lane but same situation not a huge jam behind that and same situation here in mount laurel burlington county on 295. this is the southbound direction. not a big delay but there is an accident here taking out the left lane. so, watch out for it as you come down from rancocas woods-delran.
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across the river northeast philadelphia have some traffic lights on the fritz along torresdale avenue ativan kirk street by star pizza. had a broken down vehicle on the schuylkill westbound in university city. that's gone now but there's a new crash to watch out for on city avenue close to saint joe's. word of that just coming in. and let's check this spot right here, the scene of last night's festivities eakins oval ben franklin parkway were blocked all night long for cleanup. they are not blocked this morning. you can get by here by the art museum. matt. >> thank you, matt. breaking overnight three people were shot in chester, two of them were in a moving car and the wounded driver ended up crashing into several other cars. let's head live to that crash scene. "action news" reporter katherine scott is in eddystone delaware county with the exclusive surveillance video. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right, we're standing where this ended right over here, the car crash is where this all ended. the driver was shot in a triple shooting in chester, lost control of his suv over here and hit some parked cars. the damaged vehicles were towed away.
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they took down the crime scene tape and now the road is opened but you can still see some debris that's left over. let's start with surveillance video of that crash here at ninth and eddystone. you could see headlights then soon the collision, car parts flying. five cars including the driver's suv were damaged in that crash. but this all began around 11:30 last night in chester. three people were shot on the 1100 block of brown street. the circumstances surrounding that shooting remain under investigation but we do know the driver of the vehicle was shot as was one passenger. the third person shot was outsigh of that car. after the driver was shot, he managed to drive to ninth and eddystone here in eddystone, which is a little more than a half a mile away. that's when the driver lost control and crashed into the parked vehicles. you could see investigators examine, the bullet holes in the side of the suv. one of the vehicles was pushed up on the sidewalk. it was an absolute mess. neighbors say they heard one crash after another and came running outside.
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>> bam, i mean, bam and there was light outside the window. it was right in front of my house and i grabbed my phone and i ran downstairs, my husband scream, oh my god, oh, my god. 'cause we knew where our cars were parked. when i opened the door, the cars were every which way. there was smoke all over the place and there was a couple week many -- couple people out here already. someone had called 911 already. >> reporter: nine is opened and debris remains. the driver was rushed to crozer chester medical center in critical condition. the passenger was also taken to the hospital but we haven't heard the status of the three victims in this shooting is. this all remains under investigation. live in eddystone katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> thank you katherine. developing overnight gunfire erupts during an argument in a parking lot in new castle delaware leaving one person injured. the shooting happened at the star shopping center on the 3100 block of new castle avenue at 1:00 a.m. the man in his 20's was shot in the head and is in critical condition. the gunman took off. delaware state police are now looking for him.
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>> we're also following a breaking story out of new york city. a female police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. a suspect fired through her marked patrol vanity bronx early this morning. the officer a 48-year-old died at the hospital. police say the suspect, 34-year-old alexander bond pulled a gun on fellow officers. those officers chased him for a block and then shot and killed him. an innocent bystander was also shot but is expected to survive. police say the police van that the officer was shot in had been parked in the area for months due to gang activity. >> happening today, back to business for state government in new jersey t state offices and courts will reopen following monday night's deal to end the shutdown. state parks opened yesterday so people could enjoy the holiday. governor chris christie signed the $34.7 billion budget early yesterday morning. >> the party on the parkway is over and crews have been working through the night to clean things up for the morning commute.
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take a live look here, the action cam is there along the ben franklin parkway where thousands of people celebrated last night and of course left behind a ton of trash. the night ended with a spectacular fireworks show and the rain didn't dampen too many people's spirits. they still enjoyed philly's own boyz ii men and mary j. blige. >> more airlines are dropped from the ban of laptops on flights headed to the u.s. aaron aid is in for maribel abe bore -- aber and joins us live. >> reporter: flights to the u.s. have been lifted. the middle east largest airline said new security measures were in place and that the ban had been lifted effective immediately. and turkish airlines also says the ban has been lifted on its flights to the u.s. the move comes shortly after the u.s. lifted the
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restrictions from flights from abu dhabi to the u.s. the u.s. imposed the ban in march on flights from the middle east airports some of them at least over terrorism concerns. stocks kicked off july with a mixed session on monday before taking a break for the july 4th holiday right now futures point to a slightly lower open. space-x aiming to launch its falcon nine rocket this evening. it will be the third attempt at launching the rocket with the intel communications satellite. attempts on both sunday and monday of this week were stopped. the falcon nine launch would be the third mission for elon musk's company in less than two weeks. back to you, jeanette and matt. >> okay, thank you so much. and it looks like we're in for a treat this week david. low humidity is the key word. >> yeah, i mean, today weigh from the shore and the bay it's lower. we'll probably get stickier thursday and then into part of friday but kind of long range it really looks nice. storm tracker6 live double
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scan shows you we're almost completely dry. if we go in tighter we're still tracking a couple stubborn showers down by smyrna delaware pushing to the east of smyrna also in the neighborhood of middletown and it looks like some of that might try and cross the delaware bay into cumberland and salem county. it's lighter than it was earlier but boy, when it gets on top of you it just doesn't move very fast. you're stuck with it for awhile. look for these to downs around south and western areas up until about 9, 10 o'clock this morning. as we take a look outside we have sky6 and a sweep of clouds has moved in over the ben franklin bridge. we'll get a little slither of sunshine off the horizon and then wait for some of those clouds to break up a bit. 70 degrees in philadelphia currently, 71 in wilmington, 69 in allentown where we did not have as much cloud cover around. more clouds the farther south you go this morning. we're at 71 degrees in cape may. satellite shows that you clouds to the south more clearing to the north pattern that we've got right now, that will probably continue through most of the day but overall we're going call it partly sunny and i do think some of these clouds you see a little bit thicker right now probably break up a little bit later
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on. we'll keep our eyes on these showers but most look like they're falling apart around washington, d.c. and probably not an issue for us. as we look at the lehigh valley, up north you'll get more sun so we'll call it sun, some clouds. not humid up in the north. down the beach could be a little bit more humid close to the ocean and up into the delaware bay. high temperatures in the mid to upper 70's in south jersey, 77 in cape may and getting up closer to 80 in bethany beach and rehoboth beach this afternoon. partly sunny and warm in philadelphia with a high of 86 degrees. winds on the light side. again, more clouds to the south and less so to the north. phillies tonight against the pirates. a few clouds and warm, 83 for the first pitch, 73 in the ninth inning. there is the slight chance of a thundershower popping up mainly in the southern and western areas kind of around where we've got those showers this morning. so, hopefully the ballpark stays dry. there's that thundershower south and west. not all the models even showing it. i wouldn't get too excited about this. maybe something popping. otherwise a few clouds
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overnight and 68. as we head into thursday and friday big ridge of high pressure out to the west but a trough in the east. an area of low pressure forming in the base of that trough and this is what it's going to do. on thursday afternoon we'll be on the lookout for spotty showers and thunderstorms that could produce isolated heavy downpours. more of that right up to 11 o'clock and more of that overnight into early friday morning. and of course we'll be right here on friday morning to show you anything that is still popping. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, 86, partly sunny and warm today. 78 not as warm tomorrow but we've got more humidity building and that late rain arriving and spilling into friday morning. friday's probably morally humid but we should dry out in the afternoon and we'll get a high of 87. and then here's that nice pattern jeanette was talking about. just beautiful. on saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday, highs in the 80's. humidity on the low side s lots of sun. no sign of rain. you'll be watering your potted plants as we get into the weekend and next week. >> 6:11 now. rescue on the blue route. a truck driver survivors a
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rollover scare thanks to some fast acting strangers. see that next. >> taking technology in stride. a new study claims that smartphones are changing the way we walk. matt. >> jeanette we've got a bunch of things going on already this morning including a crash here on city avenue right by saint joe's at 54th street. we're watching this as well as a bridge that's getting ready to go up. tell you which one when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back on this day after the fourth of july. your hump day. the commodore barry bridge what we're looking at right now via sky6 worthy of a instagram post. matt is the king of the gram. >> oh, yeah. >> he won't tell you that but i will. matt pelman he is. you should follow him. >> i was going to say which matt are we talking about. >> i do like gramming. >> matt pelman was going to say why thank you. >> it is my favorite social media for sure. as we head outside this morning we're looking at a picture that looks pretty good at this point on the vine street expressway. just looks busier than it has looked the last couple of days. this is 676 approaching 76. no overnight construction last night but crews do return tonight so it will shut down at 11 o'clock. warning for you on that but for now we're moving okay, just with some more volume along the vine street expressway and close by everything is now reopened along the ben franklin parkway and eakins oval following the situation -- the events from last night. we have another situation along city avenue.
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it's a crash near 54th street by saint joe's mostly in that center turn lane but you're getting slowing in both directions. traffic light troubles in wissinoming, torresdale ativan kirk is the intersection where things are a little bit wonky by star pizza. tacony palmyra bridge getting ready to go up. that's coming up in just about 10 minutes or so. start heading for the betsy ross as an alternate. in abington township we've got a crash for a couple hours now along 611 at guernsey avenue by the jimmy john's. crews are still out on that scene. still working on some downed poles from an overnight crash in whitemarsh township. joshua road remains blocked so militia hill or flourtown could be alternates around that. also just getting word of a crash involving a deer in chester county north coventry along 100 its the southbound direction at cedarville road there where the long horn steakhouse is on the northbound side and in northern delaware still have the downed tree blocking adams dam road. route 100 montchanin road gets you around that issue. jeanette. >> you mentioned steakhouse.
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i'm hungry now. thank you so much matt for the update. well, dramatic video shows what happens moments before a serious crash shut down the blue route for seven hours monday. at the broomall exit on 476 you can see the driver swerve into the center barrier. the truck violently crashes and flips onto the blue route. three witnesses jumped into action and were able to break the windshield to get the driver out. a driver was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. meanwhile state police are investigating the cause of the crash. >> a michigan man tried to use fireworks to remove a wasp's nest from his garage and he ended up burning the building down instead. it happened in grand blunt township on monday. the fire chief says the homeowner was trying use a smoke bomb to get rid of the wasp. no one was injured. the garage is gone but the fire caused minor damage to the house. >> i bet the wasps are gone now. just good to be sure. [laughter] >> like a wiley coyote
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version. blow it all up. >> time is 6:17. in exin health check. good-- next in health check. your morning cup of joe could be helping you lose weight. david. >> we're looking at a couple of small showers down south of us and well, right now they're mainly down in delaware. in philadelphia, though, sky6 showing you that we have plenty of good stuff out there, some sunshine mixing with clouds and it's kind of warm. we'll have your 12-hour forecast coming up next. >> in today's tech bytes your face could be the key to your next iphone. >> apple is working on facial recognition to unlock the devices rather than fingerprints. bloomberg news says apple is testing eye scanning to augment that system. >> that new system said to be faster and more accurate than fingerprint sensors. federal judge has given facebook the green light to continue tracking users internet activity even after they log off. >> the judge dismissed a lawsuit saying the plaintiffs failed to show they had a reasonable expectation of privacy or that they have suffered any realistic
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>> at whole foods market philly with your "action news" produce tip. one of my favorite vegetables to make is bok choi or baby bok choi and i love them for a few reasons. one, they have a wonderful flavor from the tops the leafy greens through the juicy suck length stems. they also value a lot of nutritional value which is really important to me and they have a wonderful texture
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as well. and they're really versatile. they can be used raw in salads or cooked into a lot of dishes. for all the reasons i think you'll enjoy these as much as i do if you choose to make them with your next meal. >> you just said baby backs and now i'm thinking ribs. that bok choi you could have them with the ribs. >> you need to focus guys. [laughter] >> let's head outside this morning. we have everything going on in the traffic front the latest of which is a bridge opening here at the tacony palmyra bridge in the up position. head for the one in the background. that's the betsy ross instead t but mass transit we're back to normal schedules today and everything is on time at this point. if you ride njt or amtrak into or out of new york, some good news for you. they lifted those speed restrictions into and out of penn station a couple days ago. so we shouldn't see as many delays. we've been seeing a bunch of them over the last few months. david. >> all right, matt. here in the weather sent we have cloud cover over philadelphia. less cloud cover to the north, more to the south and a couple of sprinkles and showers
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around. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that to you and down to the south in parts of dover, south of middleton and to the east of... middletown i east of smyrna a couple showers, some starting to cross into the delaware bay. if you're across the bay in cumberland county and maybe southern salem county you might pick up some of that over the next couple of hours. i expect all of that to evaporate and get out of here probably by about 9, 10 o'clock this morning. 70 degrees in philadelphia currently, 71 in wilmington, 69 up in allentown, 70 in trenton and down the shore 69 at the airport in a.c. 71 in cape may. and as we go through the day, we are looking at a warm one. 83 degrees by noon and by 3 o'clock, 8kies overall this afternoon. guys. >> okay, thank you so much david. well, in new york's health check good news if you're starting your day off with a cup of coffee. turns out it may help you lose weight. the coffee diet has been getting a lot of attention lately. the premise is that caffeine burns fat, suppresses appe speem
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>> breaking now on "action news," a driver and his passenger are shot sending their vehicle on a demolition derby in delaware county and we have just learned a third victim has died. >> new this morning, a scary discovery in philadelphia when a resident stumbles upon a giant snake in the street. >> the party on the parkway was a blast. now the cleanup begins. good morning everyone, 6:30 on this wednesday july 5th. tam is off. jeanette reyes joins us. >> let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy and matt pelman in for karen rogers. good morning, guys. >> good morning, everybody. and we're off to an okay start. it feels pretty comfortable here on the terrace. there is a fair amount of cloud cover that's moved into philadelphia and you see that on satellite. we also have a little blip of precipitation down in central delaware that may start to cross the river into salem and cumberland county. you can see it there on storm tracker6 live double scan. about an hour and a half ago this was producing heavier rain. now it's just down to the light stuff and i expect this to fall apart over the next hour or two. as we take a look at temperatures, 70 degrees in
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philadelphia. now slipping into the upper 60's in allentown and reading. 70 on the nose in trenton and close to the same in wilmington and dover. and in cape may, 71 degrees. it's not that humid in the i-95 corridor. you see that lighter shade of green and those lower dewpoint numbers. any time you're under 60 it's not considered humid but as you get down toward millville and areas closer to the delaware bay and the shore the humidity is still pretty noticeable as you head outside early for the morning jog. 73 degrees by 7 o'clock. by noon, 83. and by 3 o'clock, 86 in philadelphia with humidity on the low side today. it's a pretty nice seasonable high and a nice summer afternoon. 85 degrees by 5 o'clock and by 7 o'clock 83. tomorrow afternoon, however, we are looking at an uptick in humidity and the arrival of spotty but drenching showers and thunderstorms. that could continue into friday morning. matt pelman will show you all that on future tracker6 coming up. what you got there on the cloverleaf. >> we're watching from chopper6 hd the interchange where the garden state parkway and the a.c. expressway come
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together. it's not often good for shore drivers. they often get backed up at this intersection but this morning we're doing okay so far. this is the northbound parkway in the ongoing work zone and the ramp to go west on the a.c. expressway. at this point not a huge delay here but as we hit the maps farther along on 42 northbound you are hitting a delay now from blackwood clem money men ton road to 55. but at least a broken down vehicle on 295 northbound approaching 42 has cleared. however, on the southbound side in burlington county still have this truck accident from hours ago taking out the left lane and now we are starting to see some delays coming down from rancocas woods-delran because of this crash approaching route 38. tacony palmyra bridge just back down, traffic's not moving yet much the northbound ship went through head for the burlington bristol, triple b so expect an opening there probably around 7:30 this morning but everything is also opened. this is good news here by the
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art museum. eakins oval ben franklin parkway all cleaned up and back in business for your wednesday morning ride. matt. >> good to hear. thanks matt. we're following breaking news. three people were shot in chester delaware county which led to a destructive car wreck the next town over and police have just told us one of the victims has died. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in eddystone with exclusive surveillance video of the crash. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right, this all started with a triple shooting in chester that we now know was a homicide where one person died. it all ended here in eddystone with a crash. the driver was one of the three people shot. he lost control of his vehicle and hit parked cars here in eddystone. they towed the vehicles. the road is back opened. there's still some debris left over but let's start with surveillance video of that crash. late last night at ninth and eddystone you can see headlights, then the collision, debris flying into the air. we're hearing five cars were damaged in the crash including the driver's suv. but this all began around
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11:20 in chester on the 1100 block of brown street. the circumstances surrounding that shooting remain under investigation but we know that three people were shot. 30-year-old joseph latore was pronounced dead on the scene. also shot the driver of the suv that eventually crashed and one of his passengers. after the driver was shot, he managed to drive to ninth and eddystone in eddystone, a little more than a half a mile weigh from that crime scene. that's when the driver lost control of his suv and crashed in the parked vehicles here. it was a mess. one of the vehicles was parked up on the sidewalk. you could see debris everywhere. police were on the scene gathering evidence and you could see investigators examining the bullet holes in the suv. neighbors heard the crash and came running. >> all of a sudden i just heard a boom, boom, boom and i just jumped up saying, no, no. i ran outside and i seen it was both my cars, my neighbor's car and another car down at the red light and then the guy who did all -- who hit everybody. >> the driver was shot numerous times and the
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passenger got across the street and passed out in the street. police officers summoned emergency medical services that transported the two victims over to crozer keystone. >> reporter: and back here live where ninth is opened but you can still see some debris in remains. again, we heard that one person died in that triple shooting. we're still waiting to hear status update on those other two. we're live in eddystone, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> thank you katherine. it was a violent fourth of july night in philadelphia. homicide detectives are trying to figure out who shot a 20-year-old man who was found lying in between two parked cars on the 300 block of west seymour street. he later died at the hospital. police want to talk to two young men seen running east on seymour towards wayne avenue. gunmen ambushed a young man in the germantown neighborhood who was waiting to walk to a fireworks display. the 23-year-old victim was standing outside of his girlfriend's house on the 6300 block of moylan street just before 11:00 last night. he is in critical condition
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with a gunshot wound to the forehead. police are interviewing witnesses and friends and family who drove the victim to the hospital. so far there's no word on arrests or a motive. >> ♪ >> 6:36 and happening today, david creato jr. system is expected back in a new jersey courtroom for a status hearing. this comes more than a month after a jury deadlocked and failed to reach a verdict in his murder trial. the haddon township father is accused of killing his son, brendan, who was just three years old. creato's attorney says the case was purely circumstantial. camden county prosecutors are planning a retrial. creato has remained in jail. >> the fourth of july fireworks at hershey park were canceled because crews set the lawn on fire. the hershey fire department tweeted that they placed the small brush fire under control 12 minutes later. no injuries were reported. also new, neighbors found an unusual fourth of july
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reveler wandering or slithering rather through their neighborhood in the grays ferry section of philadelphia. the action cam wall there as police bagged that 9-foot long bowa convicted. man who goes by the name of norman says someone spotted the snake in his flower bed on the 2300 block of tasker street. >> nothing surprise me in south philadelphia anymore. this right here proves it all. say no more. >> police do not know who owns the snake. they delivered it to animal control. >> he looks unimpressed. the massive effort to clean up the ben franklin parkway continues this morning. this is a live look here with the action cam as crews continue to break down the stage and take down fencing and also clear out trash. a spectacular fireworks display over the art museum capped off the fourth of july celebrations last night. fill's own boyz ii men my
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favorite group performed for the tens of thousands who lined the parkway for welcome america's free concert. fast moving storms sent concertgoers scrambling for cover and delayed headliner mary j blige but the show eventually went on. >> you know, it shows that people can get along, you know, at different events, you know, and honor the -- our four for fathers in a way. >> philadelphia police say there were no arrests or major incidents during the day long concert. >> boyz ii men going on not too hard, not too soft. >> there we go. >> matt. >> david is like okay. >> you know, sure, believe me i've worked with this guy for 15 years. [laughter] >> storm tracker6 live double scan -- know all about matt. storm tracker6 shows you we're basically dry. down in dover -- or north of
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dover between smyrna and middletown delaware there's now a little bit of light shower activity looks like right to the east of middletown, a heavier cell or a portion of this is beginning to dump a little heavier rain right there on the bay. this is generally speaking getting smaller and falling apart though and i think over the next couple of hours you'll probably see it dissipate but if you're across the what it in southern salem county or northern cumberland county you might get caught with a little bit of that. as we take a look outside we have sky6 and some clouds popped up over the airport and most of philadelphia now, maybe some sunny breaks here or there. overall we are expecting partly sunny skies but starting out with a bit of cloud cover. 70 degrees currently in philadelphia. your dewpoint is down in the upper 50's. that's below what we consider humid air so that's good. it is still a little bit more sticky as you're down near the delaware bay or down the ocean front but everybody else is getting a break today. winds are light and there's the cloud cover. the farther north you go up toward the lehigh valley, the more sun you're going to see early and the farther south you go the more areas you're going to find that just have the cloud cover. by the way the shower activity out by washington also appears
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to be falling apart. don't think that's going to be a problem for us today. overall we're going to call it partly sunny with the understanding that the farther north you go through the region the more sun you see today and the farther south at times today you'll get more clouds. 75 degrees by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock 81. by noon, 83. i dom expect to increase the sunshine in philadelphia as we go through the afternoon and we get a high of 86 with low humidity today. high temperatures across the region, everybody in the mid to upper 80's in trenton, allentown, reading, lancaster, wilmington, philadelphia, 83 in millville and down the shore, upper 70's this afternoon. for the phillies and pirates tonight, looks like a nice night for baseball. a few clouds, 83 for the first pitch, 73 for the ninth inning, probably not very humid. there's a slight chance of an evening thundershower but that's mainly south and west of philadelphia and then later this week and by that i really mean thursday afternoon, tomorrow afternoon into friday, yeah, big ridge of high pressure traps the hot air out in the western states. in the east that means we have a trough and it does look like the low is going to fall in the base of that or form in the base of that and come up and deliver some showers to us
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and maybe some thunderstorms. thursday on future future futur6 looks like we wait until about 3, 4 o'clock for this and we'll start to pop some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and that continues right up until 11 o'clock in the morning and even when we wake up on friday morning there might still be a little bit of that action left. adam cecily and i of course will be tracking it all for you thursday night into friday morning. 86 degrees partly sunny and warm today. pretty nice overall. not too humid away from the bay and the beach. 78 tomorrow, not as warm, a little more humid and then we have that late rain arriving and that continues off and on overnight into friday morning. in the afternoon, more humid, 87 but probably drying out. and then we not only dry out for the weekend but that humidity drops and we get more comfortable. looks like mid to upper 80's saturday and sunday. a decent amount of sunshine. another weekend, yet another weekend to make your plans. then it stays nice monday and tuesday. >> okay, thanks, david. >> yeah, how about that. >> 6:41. love makes do you crazy things. police say a man drove a car
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into his ex's apartment building on purpose. >> and one hungry bear is not stealing from picnic baskets. he's going right toridge. >> accident in the distance by saint joe's has cleared out of the way so everything's reopened but there's a new crash on the schuylkill and we'll update one in chester county when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪
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either way. >> either way you go it's a tough thing. of them is rightr of here on the schuylkill expressway. brand new crash that just popped up in the eastbound lanes approaching the blue route between gulph mills and 476 but the good news is it'se. you can see police on the scene with it but the traffic is getting by in the lanes here coming out of king of prussia heading in toward 476 the blue route. so, news. elsewhere on the schuylkill expressway close to here between the blue route and city avenue don't forget overnight restrictions come back starting tonight. they're doing that new resurfacing project so they'll be blocking lanes again starting again overnight tonight around 9 o'clock. so, something to watch out for later. we had an opening at the tacony palmyra bridge. that has wrapped up and i'm being told the ship is not going to make it north to the burlington bristol. it's stopping before that so you don't have to worry about a burlington bristol opening. matt and jeanette back over to you. >> good to know. thank you, matt. police say a driver loaded up his car with four propane tanks and intentionally drove
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>> so we're getting back into it this morning. >> yeah. >> we're trying, tongue,you know, a little tough. tough here as well in bucks county. this is actually just behind a tree. i don't know if you can make out that vehicle sitting there in the right lane. there's a motorcycle accident also right behind the tree there. so, right lane's blocked as you come southbound on 95 away from 413 in bristol township. traffic is getting by without too much of a delay at this point in those left lanes so that's a bit of good news but something to watch out for as you travel 95 southbound in bucks county this morning. on the mass transit front
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we're back to normal schedules today. this is actually yesterday's overview. we're back to normal schedules today. everything is on time at this point. david. >> all right, matt and in the weather sent we have satellite showing you cloud cover to the south clearing to the north. there are a couple of little showers around especially down to the south by around smyrna, delaware and these are pushing toward the east really middletown, delaware is that ground zero. they are starting to push across the delaware bay and looks like southern salem county and northern cumberland county picks up a little bit of that. those should be falling apart over the next hour or two. temperatures this morning are warm. most of us are in the 70's. a couple of spots in the 60's. not all that humid away from the bay and the shore. and as we go into the afternoon, it is warm, partly sunny skies, 83 degrees by noon. still a lot of cloud cover there but we do expect to return some sunshine later to philadelphia, 86 is your high. more sun up north, more clouds down to the south today. jeanette and matt. >> thank you david. time for a preview of "good morning america." >> amy robach joins us with a look at what's coming up right after "action news." amy i know you're keeping an
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eye on president trump's upcoming foreign trip. >> reporter: we certainly are, jeanette and matt. great to be with you on this wednesday. coming upping north korea's claim of their successful launch now confirmed by u.s. officials as trump is now heading to the g20 summit this morning with leaders from around the world so what will be done about north korea and what will trump discuss with putin and their high stakes first face to face? we're going to break all of that down for you. then a veteran umpire suing major league baseball claiming racial discrimination by the league and a personal vendetta against him by one of recognizable figures in baseball formers yankees coach joe torre. is your home vulnerable to our "gma" investigates team takes a look at how your smart home devices including even your coffeemaker could be giving crooks access to your rsell you how you can keep yourself safe all coming up next right here on "gma." jeanette and matt, back to you. >> okay, thank you so much. we'll be looking for what
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toured that -- forward to that. >> reporter: the ross family hosted a dog wedding. the event yesterday brought together their terrier tessa with dog friend grom. attendees got to meet adoptable dogs and learn more about the shelter and that event raised an impressive $600. >> pictures of new jersey governor chris christie lounging on the beach with his family during the government shutdown has spread across the country and were even the inspiration for some beach art. this giant sand sculpture popped up on the jersey shore yesterday. lifeguards at seaside heights say the sculptors began their work at 9:00 a.m. and finished five hours later. the sculpture featured christie next to a shark. christie has been criticized for spending the day at a state park beach that was closed to all other visitors. the governor would not apologize pointing out the beach is adjacent to the governor's shore line residence.
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chopper6 just arrived at the scene of breaking news. a house has caught fire in bensalem bucks county. it broke out about 30 minutes ago and heavy smoke is pouring out of the roof right now. there was also a report that someone is trapped inside. firefighters are battling the flames and trying to make sure everyone is accounted for. >> elsewhere in bucks county there's a motorcycle crash here on 95 southbound just south of 413. all traffic temporarily stopped. if you're on route one you would be better off. whitemarsh township downed poles blocking joshua road. >> couple showers by oxford chester county right on the western, southwestern border of chester county. it's not hitting a big wide area but when it does it will give you a downpour. more stuff out towards lancaster making its way to coatesville. overall today though that stuff die asway and we wind up with partly sunny skies and a high of 86. more clouds to the south, more
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sun up north gang. >> let's hope everyone gets back into the swing of things. it's tough being off four days in a row. >> we wouldn't know. >> i wouldn't know. [laughter] >> for matt pelman karen rogers dave murphy, jeanette reyes, tamala edwards, and the entire "action news" team i'm matt o'donnell. have a great wednesday. [laughter] right now, get any small mcdonald's smoothie, frappé or shake for $2. how do you top a deal like that? ♪ hurry in, only at mcdonald's. ♪
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good morning, america. breaking news, the u.s. and south korea fire back overnight after north korea's missile test. now testing missiles of our own as kim jong-un taunts america calling his launch of that intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the u.s. a package of gifts on independence day. high-stakes showdown. president trump about to meet face-to-face with russian president vladimir putin. the two leaders squaring off for the first time. the white house saying the president won't go easy on the russian leader. will trump confront putin on the russian meddling in the u.s. election? breaking overnight, a terrifying shooting in new york city. two police officers ambushed while on patrol. >> my partner's shot. my partner's shot. >> shots fired. >> hurry up. >> a female officer shot in the face and killed. bullets also strike an innocent

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