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>> good morning it is 5:00 a.m., friday, october 20th. here's what we're following on "action news." an offensive text leads to in-school confrontation between local students and school wide meeting with local parents. >> what we've learned about the suspect who shot 6 people in two states. >> it's another warmer and sunny day on tap, which makes our day f up
fummer. >> let's go over to david murphy and karen rogers whole clear it up for us. >> reporter: we're getting close to the end of this warm pattern which is what might was talking about. out in western pennsylvania we have high cloud cover starting to filter down, a sign of things to come, but we'll have a nice bright day today. 50 degrees in allentown and reading. 5 in trenton, 55 in philadelphia. 53 in wilmington, 62 in cape may. as we roll through the day looks like a good one. 69 degrees under the sun at noon, 3:00 p.m., 74 there's a the high this afternoon and still holding 71 are as late as 5:00. of course it is october, it will feel cooler later tonight. 65 degrees as soon as 7:00 p.m. and going into the 50s as we roll into the evening. if you're dressing the kids, in some suburbs, 48 degrees, 54 in philadelphia. still school, but a little bit of a break today. by the way we haven issue with an enhanced chance of brushfires because it will get breezy
behind a weak passing frontal boundary low humidity in the air and dry forest floor, don't know flick cigarettes out of the window and don't park over high grass, if you start a camp fire, make sure you put it all the way out. we have the weekend call it's a good one. >> reporter: we have construction crews out there, we have a live look at the ramp the schuylkill expressway westbound to the conshohocken, it's still blocked with the overnight construction, it should be wrapping up shortly out there. we have construction on the turnpike between 29 and valley forge right lane blocked for construction. live on the boulevard extension, southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway. looking good on this friday. no delays. construction here in pennsauken is blocking a lane route 70 eastbound between 38 and 72. in cherry hill construction, they wrap up that before things get busy, though.
live on the ben franklin bridge, no problems here, yesterday we were jammed on the ben. very light volume, no big issue on the bridges. racial tensions are simmering at a high school in gloucester county, katherine scott has more. >> reporter: some parents took their kids out of school early yesterday, they are worried about tension flaring over once again. the district says he has been working with students and teachers at the school, he said he is trying to contain the problem and suspended a number of students for fighting and antiblack social media postings. >> reporter: this was the text thread laced with the "n" word that was the source of confrontation at the gloucester county high school. >> i guess a kid must have felt bad or scared for what he said.
>> using the "n" word in the text message. >> reporter: school officials say the hallway scuffle stemmed from racial tensions sparked by members of the football team. 8 students were involved in the incident. three spoke to "action news." they said they never resorted to violence and they were suspended. >> all we did was get in their face saying why did you say that. >> reporter: there was a silent protest staged by students. naacp is working with the district to provide cultural training for staff and students. last night parents and students voiced their concerns at the district for emergency meeting. >> going around the school and calling people. [ bleep ] talking about their racial skin color it's not the first time. >> school should be a place where your child is safe. as a parents, when you send your
child to school you shouldn't have to worry they are not safe. nnch coatsville another protest is planned in response to a photo posted on social media, which is at the center of a police investigation. the picture includes four students from coatsville hypoing behind carved pumpkins another with a as was stick can a, another kkk. a separate photo surfaced showing an ethnic doll hanging from the ceiling of a coatsville locker room. this morning's protest in coatsville, the students are planning to wear all black, planning to walk to the football stadium after home run and protest until noon. we're live in washington township, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." matt. >> thank you catherine. traffic is moving again on the northeast extension of the pennsylvania turnpike which was shut down for hours. the crash involved two tractor-trailers and several cars shut down the extension in both directions between mile
marker 39 between lansdale and quakertown interchangeses. two people were hurt, none of the injuries appear to be life threatening. the man accused of a shooting rampage across two states is in jail on a 2 million-dollar bond. radee labeeb prince, say he killed two and drove to delaware and shot an acquaintance. the delaware attorney general office said he had 200 felony arrests and more than that in the state of washington. >> this guy had no business being on street posing a threat or taking lives. this is an individual by all looks at the record should have been behind bars. prince pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges. 5:06 a.m., camera johnson is charged with a vicious attack
on a woman in delaware county. he robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in her 60s while armed in the shotgun. the victim was accosted walking to the bus stop in chester. a woman stole a strangers car with a child in claymont. the driver left the keys and her child in the store on wednesday. the child escaped when he realized what was about to happen and jumped out the car. the police are looking for the thief and vehicle with delaware license plate 245559. >> happening tonight, the sixers are hoping to get their first win of the season at the home opener. joel embiid and the rest of the team will host the celtics at the wells fargo center. the sixerses had a a lot of positive moments -- had a lot of
positive moments despite losing the game. our live coverage before the game starts on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. >> reporter: it's going to be electric inside that arena. >> a lot of excitement. >> reporter: i'm looking forward to that game. >> and great weather to get there. >> reporter: you want to tailgate in front of the sixers game, you don't do that often during the winter sports venue, but you can do it tonight. we're dry, we have stars outside, there's the ben franklin bridge in the distance. wide view showing we're dry on i-95 and elsewhere around the region. we're starting out cool, but not as cool as the last couple of days. 55 degrees in philadelphia. that's not too bad. winds are light. 5 in trenton. 53 in wilmington, 50 in allentown and reading where we have started out in the low 40s this week, it wasn't that long ago. mild there and 62 in cape may. satellite and radar there's cloud cover in western
pennsylvania. over in the east you'll need shades today, we're expecting lots of sunshine. in the lehigh valley, lots of sun, a warm afternoon high of 72. down the shore on the mild side, 74 warmer than yesterday, under mostly sunny skies. in philadelphia, slightly warm, 74 later today. pleasant of sunshine through the afternoon, winds north/northwest 7 to 14, picking up later this afternoon. if you're heading out tonight, cool enough for a jacket. 65 degrees for 7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m., 57 degrees, plan aaccordingaccordingly but we hat of stars out tonight. 48 in the outlying suburbs overnight tonight. not too bad and above average for this time of the year. for the weekend saturday slightly warmer, sunshine with high pressure in control. maybe a couple of high clouds around, more of the same on sunday, still on the mild side. this weekend look up if you see the stars, there's the meteor
shower in play this weekend, this is attached to haley's comment. if you look up you might catch a meteor this weekend. today's high, 74 sun and pleasant. for the weekend, 76 mostly sunny on saturday, bright on sunday, warm, high of 76. the final union game at 4:00 p.m. talen energy stadium great afternoon for that. monday, 77, great day for tailgating for the eagles. we think the showers will hold off until after the game. great football weather for the eagles, milder than average. on tuesday, things change. we get a front coming at us, kicks in clouds. at some point during the day we'll see rain arrive, we'll get periods and pockets of heavy and steadier rain. ponding and puddling on roadways
on tuesday, we're back in the 60s on wednesday and thursday. >> another sad and infuriating confession against harvey weinstein. an oscar winning actress says me too about a sexual encounter with the disgraced movie mogul. >> reporter: we have the ramp blocked the schuylkill expressway westbound the off-ramp to conshohocken. lots of crews on the scene. penndot zooming around trying to get you to lose your breakfast. fort washington is next whew!
>> welcome back taking a live look there across the plaza city hall, the feeling you have in the morning how cool it is. before you know it, christmas village will be set up at city hall, beautiful lights, it's coming. my favorite holiday christmas. >> i like thanksgiving. >> reporter: i like thanksgiving, i like christmas, because you get presents, i like gifts. i like birthdays, anytime people are honoring me i like it. not true. we have crews on the scene as you head toward 202 as you watch for that, this is construction out there, this is germantown avenue between creshen valley
drive and valley hill road. it's going to close because of the "harry potter" festival. tam will show up with her accessories and check it out. use stenton avenue instead. it's usual i will traffic nightmare, lots of people go, "harry potter" festival cool stuff and tam in a robe, you have to see it. i-95 at cottman, we don't recommend it tam. southbound traffic moving toward center city. on the waze app we have car stops on the road i-95 near the city. 5 degrees out there, doesn't feel too bad, not as chilly as a few days ago, a nice mild afternoon again, 74 degrees lots of sunshine today, matt. >> new this morning, the los angeles police department is
investigating harvey weinstein an accuser who wants to remain anonymous said the disgraced movie mogul raped her in 2013. more than 40 woman have come forward to accuse him of sexual had a has him or assault. that includes help -- lopedo lopedo longo. he offered to give her an massage. he denies all claims. since the claims became public more women are speaking out about the sexual harassment and assaults they have endured using the #me too that includes gabby union who said she was raped at gunpoint at 19. union was in philadelphia last night and from front of a large
crowd at the free library in center city and talked about her own experience as a rape survivor. >> i was immediately put into therapy, immediately my parents said you need professional help. while i still had two black eyes and my face was swollen beyond recognition, i want into my first therapy session. union addresses the sexual assault and others issues in him or her memoir we're going to need more wine. a couple inside a home that had a gas leak was not injured, but the prompted crews to evacuate 40 people in he --edmod yesterday morning. a teacher is facing strong criticism over putting duct tape on the mouths of the 5 graders.
she taped the mouths and instructed the other students to put the tape on their mouths. the substitute will not be on campus again, the students were not hurt. the predators beat the flyers nine games ago, the flyers honored founder ed snyder before the game with a statue outside the wells fargo center last night. the flyers and preds locked into a scoreless tie in two periods, the flyers lost 1-0. >> we're teaming up with phl to bring a special monday night football. watch the eagles face washington monday night on phl17. people are in the spooky
was in williams town, gloucester county to capture this elaborate display off mccarveer drive and bluebell road. post your pictures on social media, using the #6abc action. >> this is a house someone on facebook sent me saying their dad worked really hard on it. let's check south philadelphia, the platt bridge, westbound traffic on the left heading toward the airport moving fine, you're doing good today. let's go into new jersey where all good things happen. this is northbound traffic at creek road. i love new jersey, deal with it. things are fine, good, mass transit, everything on time there, as well, davey. >> reporter: temperatures on the big board, karen are cool, 55 if philadelphia. 5 in allentown. 53 in wilmington. 55 in trenton.
62 in cape may. a little milder than the last couple of mornings. it's cool enough for a coat as you catch a train this morning. 56 degrees by 8:00. we're going for a high of 74 degrees. 66 degrees by 7:00 p.m. cool as you head out this evening. green acraft on the big board at the airport. no major delays and no sign of rain in our big travel destinations. >> in "healthcheck" there's another reason to cutback on sugar intake. study done in the past nine years between tumor growth and sugar intake it awakens existing cancer cells making them multiple and expand rapidly. more research needs to be done, because they don't know why sugar causes the cancer cells act this way. i guess i have to work on my love of candy corn.
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in on maybe a film you want to see, go take part. >> parents at a gloucester county school district are demanding more action be taken over a mold outbreak. new this morning the death of a patient at a lehigh valley assisted living facility has been ruled a homicide. a homeless veteran used his military training to help victims of a car crash all next on "action news."
>> breaking now on "action news," two gunmen opened fire on a security guard in northeast philadelphia. >> a confrontation over a racial slur leads to an emergency school meeting. the students who were the target of the intolerance are speaking out. >> we hope you have activities planned for today and during the weekend, accuweather is tracking wall to wall sun. >> good morning, everybody, it's october 20th, 5:30 a.m., could this be the best friday ever? >> reporter: every friday is the best friday every. we have a warm weekend. >> reporter: this maybe the warmest october in philadelphia. it is right now. we have cooler air coming next week, so it might not be the