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for two years, all with a two-year agreement. and switching has never been easier. get out of your contract with up to a $500 credit to help cover your early termination fee. go to >> now on "action news," a day care owner is accused of preying on children in his care. a philadelphia police officer is on the other side of the law this morning accused of being drunk behind the wheel. it is another hot, sticky day which means the chance for spotty thunderstorms sticks around for yet another day. good morning, 5:30, thursday, august 3. matt o'donnell is off, alicia vitarelli is joining us. >> let's head over to david murphy and matt pellman in for karen rogers to get you started this friday evening. >> reporter: we're thankful for that, but we have fog in a few
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spots in several different ways. >> reporter: yesterday it was a long day. we had the rain that came through yesterday. it started popping in spots by the time we went on the air around 12:00. we're starting to dry out a little bit. storm tracker 6 live shows you in center city there's a couple of blips not sure all this is hitting the ground, but there's a possibility for a while anyway we have blips of precipitation popping up. they are hanging in one place going in and out of the picture. not a lot of it around this morning. but like yesterday, stuff pops up. 66 in allentown. 65 in trenton. 74 in beach haven. 69 in ac at the airport. 69 in wilmington, 71 in cape may. most of us in the 60s this morning, it is still on the muggy side out there. as we go into the afternoon, 83 by noon.
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3:00 p.m., 89. back down to 79 by 7:00 p.m. you can see once again i'm posting a spotty, but possibly drenching thunderstorm here and there this afternoon and into most of the evening hours. we'll talk about that with future tracker 6 in a couple of minutes. fog report, allentown is dealing with thick fog, the dark gray goes from allentown to areas in bucks county. up in allentown at any time 1 of a mile. millville is low. basically where you see the gray you might run into some fog this morning and you want to slow it down if that's the case. >> reporter: here's one of our big traffic troubles, an overturned truck on the ramp trooper road to 422. they have blocked trooper back around audubon road to keep you
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from getting to this point. it's a mess, emergency crews are on the scene. if that's your ramp the one from trooper to 422. get on to 422 eastbound via 23 or the oaks interchange and egypt road. the one from trooper remains blocked. we'll keep you posted. watching a crash at water town road and moreland road. we have no overnight construction on the schuylkill expressway westbound by city avenue. they were not working eastbound, only westbound, the crews are gone, lanes are uneven you want to be aware of that. crews have cleared from the vine street expressway, reopened in both directions from the schuylkill expressway and broad street. they will return tonight at 11:00 p.m. there's a downed pole from an earlier crash blocking the white lane along white horse pike eastbound by the funeral home.
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work continues on berlin road all week by the lindenwald station. it will be a difficult drop off for parents taking their children today care this morning, the owner is charged with assaulting a boy and girl, jeanette reyes has new information on the suspect, good morning. >> reporter: we got word hours ago, dunkin round app in -- appeared in court at 1:00 a.m., he paid $200,000 bail. he has to turn in his passport he is from the uk.
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53-year-old round is facing 7 felony counts one of those including rape and voluntary deviant intercourse. he sexually assaulted two five-year-olds one a boy and one a girl. he is the owner of the sprouts preschool for one decade. authorities say the department of human services received the report of sexual abuse of the children which prompted an interview and search of the property later revealed evidence supporting the children's disturbing account take a listen. >> we did recover physical evidence on location there today after obtaining an arrest warrant the suspect surrendered at special victims. >> duncan is a great guy and loves kids this is a great place
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you feel like family here. this is a shame. >> reporter: police believe there are other victims. they are asking parents of children who attend the preschool to ask for behavior or signs of withdrawal and to report it to police. tragedy at a diving park in the lehigh valley a scuba diver reported missing at dutch springs was found dead. other divers made theover -- made the discovery he was from new york. investigators say a 40-year-old off duty officer smashed into four parked vehicles on the 1500 block of north 6th street in north philadelphia. one resident said he ran out to confront the officer. >> he said that a truck or car hit him and pushed him into everything.
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i was like yo, there was no damage on the back of your car, nothing hit you, you're lying you're drunk. >> police say a breathalyzer test showed the blood alcohol limit was more than twice the legal driving limit. he was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation. the search continues for a murderer in haverford township. investigators released photos of potential witnesses who they want to talk about saturday's shooting. police identified daric rollins on tuesday. he is wanted for killing john le and firing shots at a car in overnight brook park that same night. there's a reward leading to arrest and conviction. the white house is throwing support behind a proposal to cut in half immigration.
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the raise act calls for a excessive application process that features english speakers that are financially stable. there are no broad plans to investigate the impact of college applications. a spokesman for the justice department said the position was created to a investigate a specific complaint against one university. she added the department is quote committed to protecting all americans from all forms of raced based discrimination. spotty afternoon thunderstorms have been around all week long and we're not out of the of the woods yet. a tree came down aa woman's property -- on a woman's property, and the tree smashed the back of her car.
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the rain came and came. >> reporter: it was coming down, really thumping. we talked about that yesterday, where you got the storm they produced drenching downpours and they did. we could have isolated repeats of that activity later on today. a closeup view shows you lighter small showers that are popping up and pulse a little bit around philadelphia. not all of these are doing that much on the grounds. we're humid and unstable and on the look out for more drenchers later today. as we look outside, as we have sky6 live hd, not a whole lot of fog at the airport, we have seen fog developing in parts of the region as you push up into northern bucks and montco in the lehigh valley it could be dense in spots. 68 degrees is the current temperature, the dewpoint 66 that's moderate humidity you feel it if are head outside for
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a walk or run this morning. the ocean temperature, 75. mid 60s dewpoints not as bad as it was yesterday. but humid, certainly. when you get into the darker shade of green down south with the higher numbers it's more humid oppressive in parts of the region like cape may county. we're dry between now and noon, but sprinkles and showers can't be ruled out. afternoon we're looking at the redevelopment of a shower or thunderstorm that could produce drenching downpours and lightening is a possibility. there could be a gusty breeze if you get a thump of rain that comes down it pushes out in all directions around it. we saw the downed trees from yesterday. the model is putting this in and around the i-95 corridor this afternoon and evening.
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as late as 11:00 p.m., cesily tynan may have more of that to show you. a good day to which the app on your phone. 72 by 8:00. 83 by noon. the high is 8:93 p.m. with the spotty -- 89 at 3:00 p.m., with the spotty drencher possible. millville mid 80s upper 80s i-95 to allentown and reading. down the shore, low 80s low chance of rip currents. you want to swim near the lifeguards, of course. tomorrow afternoon we have another spotty drencher possible, tomorrow less action than today and today less than yesterday. the next round of rain is saturday morning you can see it on the map forming to the west. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 89 humid, spotty drencher. tomorrow, humid, 89, spotty
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drencher. overnight friday into saturday morning, showers possible. i do expect on saturday we'll see the return of sun and humidity lowering high of 86. how quickly the rain escapes in the morning it's a question. some days it looks like it will be gone by the time you wake up, other times it looks like it will hang around until lunchtime. sunday looks great, 84 degrees and lots of sun. monday could be another red flag day. see the moment a lightning strike hits an airport worker. we have an update on his condition. a deadly school explosion rocks a community. manatees get stranded on the beach. >> reporter: they are keeping them wet, that's a good idea. here's the closure trooper road southbound at audubon all
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traffic blocked off trooper because of a truck flipped over. we'll have more on this thursday morning.
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live look here across the commodore barry bridge. a lot of places we woke up and
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had early morning fog, here it looks like it burned off a little bit. 5:45 a.m., 68 degrees, the high today, 89. david murphy says be ready for pop-up showers. if you're getting out to work, matt pellman has a little help for you. >> reporter: glad to see we can see in delco, that's a nice thing, but in other spots we have fog out there. we're seeing flashing lights in montgomery county, the ramp trooper road southbound to go east on 422. here's the reason right here, that's a truck, tractor-trailer that's on its side. the truck overturned a half-hour ago, they have the ramp from trooper to go east on 422 blocked off. it's a popular ramp in the morning because a lot of you yews 422 eastbound. you can't use that ramp, you can use 422 eastbound. if you're trying to get there do so by route 23 valley forge
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interchange or oaks interchange. it's the one at trooper that's blocked off this morning because of the overturned truck. we're watching a crash in upper moreland fitzwater town road at moreland road. we have at crash in flourtown by the sherwin williams paint store, bethlehem pike at wissahickon avenue. a fire location at cheltenham township willow grove avenue. waverly road is a possible alternate around that. new construction in moorestown, creek road will close stay on hartford. down pole berlin, white horse pike, eastbound side, the right lane is blocked stay on clementon road. berlin road by patco station has construction all week, so gibbsboro road is the road there. a second body was recovered
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in a school that collapsed during an explosion, crews pierced a gas line. a school receptionist was killed. police believe the body belongs to a janitor who has gone missing. summer programs were underway at the academy, but none of the students were hurt. three police officers in massachusetts are in the hospital after falling i will from carbon monoxide fumes this is the latest in the series of incidents involving ford explorer suvs, austin police department pulled their suvs off the street after officers got sick from the fumes. the automaker believes the problems come from modifications that are being made by the police departments themselves. check out an incredible scene from a storm-related crash in connecticut. a vehicle was left dangling upright in the vertical position
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standing up there. the woman's car got caught in downed power lines. that pulled the vehicle into the air. the mother and two children managed to escape unharm. pennsylvania is about to raise prices on wine and liquor. coming up at 6:00 a.m., how much more you have to pay. >> cleanup at an open air drug den in philadelphia is having unintended consequences.
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>> newly released video shows the moment an airport worker is struck by lightning. moments after the bright flash you see the 21-year-old man fall to the ground. this happened right there, and then he goes down. it happened at southwest florida
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international airport last night. the victim suffered third degree burns and bleeding in the brain. he has a long road to recovery ahead. that weather, yesterday huh? >> reporter: that was crazy, this morning we'll take the fog over the storms and the lightning, but we're seeing fog along the blue route 476 at the mid county tolls. out of view we're getting word of a vehicle fire east/west turnpike approaching mid county coming away from fort washington. sounds like most of the activity is off to the side. construction is blocking the ramp 322 westbound to 295 northbound. back to normal on the ac rail line trains are running again you're not on the buses any more. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us we're mainly dry but there are scattered sprinkles and showers around philadelphia. some popping up to the east in parts of south jersey and stur
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stur -- stubborn cell by chester. it's warm and muggy as we move through the day. 89 is the high at 3:00 p.m. through the afternoon straight up until midnight there's a chance of a spotty drenching shower or thunderstorm, similar to yesterday, maybe not as many, but problematic where they hit. firefighters and beach goers in florida helped get several stranded manatees back in the water. it happened at clearwater beach yesterday afternoon. the video shows the crowd pushing the manatee back in the ocean, kind of nudging it back in the water. appears to have gotten stuck onshore. they were likely mating when he when they became stranded.
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morning, live look sky6 live hd at the ben franklin bridge, another soupy, sticky, hot kind of summer day, meteorologist david murphy has the full accuweather coming up. >> a man in new jersey has been charged with the murder of his wife. michelle long was found dead in the swimming pool on june 17. her husband, normman long killed
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his wife inside the home and put her in the pool. her daughter spoke of the loss of her mother at a news conference. >> she did not deserve this at all, we are broken without her. her husband is charged with murder, concealing evidence and obstruction of justice. crews tried to clear away the drug den along the conrail tracks. authorities have placed people in permanent housing and long treatment facilities. many are fanning out into other neighborhoods. they stress that rehab is only successful when the individual is ready. 557, changes are coming to state run liquor stores.
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half a century of driving performance. 6:00 a.m., on this thursday, august 3, matt o'donnell is off, alicia vitarelli is here. we have new information on the murder in haverford township as investigatorser raising the stakes to find the killer. a woman in north jersey finds a man walks in while she is in the shower. he is still in the home when the police arrive doing chores. >> l's


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