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>> ♪ >> a second healthcare worker at the texas hospital that treated country's first ebola case has now tested positive for the disease. >> developing overnight, gunfire erupts along a philadelphia street plus a murder suspect tries to plow down two police officers. we're gathering new information on these two separate cases. >> and storm tracker 6 live double scan radar is tracking rain that is going to make its double scan radar is tracking today. >> good morning everyone, it's 5:30 on this wednesday. let's go to right to david and karen for more on that rain and traffic. good morning. >> well, we are starting out muggy and warm the way we ended yesterday and you can see the cloud cover still in place although we'll probably get some early sunshine before we have to look out for this rain to slowly slide to the east and some chunks of it to pop up from the south. i expect that to begin happening late this morning and in through the afternoon with periods of heavy rain. for now ahead of all of that 70 degrees. as i mentioned a little bit humid. 70 in allentown as well as philadelphia and wilmington. 69 in trenton. uner 60's on the boardwalks and 72 in millville, new
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jersey and here are the dewpoints showing you dewpoint numbers in the mid 60's almost everywhere. that's moderately humid air so you will feel muggy especially if you start moving around out there this morning. if you're catching the school bus between six and 8 o'clock low 70's. i could see t-shirts on the school bus this morning and keeping them handy this afternoon. if you're headed to school or work here's what the smartphone says. 70 degrees right now, 72 at 8 o'clock and then really warm this afternoon. by noon 77 but again any time around noon and beyond we will be looking at periods of heavy rain perhaps a couple of gusty thunderstorms. your high today 79 degrees and by 6 o'clock, still holding onto the mid 70's. karen, it looks like more heavy rain tonight. i'll have details with future tracker 6 showing it all to you in about six minutes. >> all right, dave, no weather related problems then for your morning commute just a couple sprinkles david talked about here or there. looking live at the blue route mid county northbound traffic just a few cars headed to the turnpike. roads here clear and dry with no problems on the blue route. we're getting more details about this accident though in
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oxford, chester county much watch for it on route 10 limestone road which they have closed in both directions at 926. if you're in this area stick to homeville road as your alternate. we're now hearing this accident also brought down a pole and wires. peco already on the scene at this point but when it knocks down a pole it takes a little longer to clear so this could be an issue for much of your morning commute. watching for it in oxford chester county. over all looking at the big picture not seeing any accidents on your main roads, the schuylkill, i-95, speeds in the 50's and in pretty good shape. don't forget fleetwood mac tonight at 8:00 p.m. in south philadelphialy you'll see a lot of congestion there. take the sports express trains at 6:08 and 6:18. as you're headed out the door things are looking pretty good matt and tam. >> thanks so much karen. we have breaking news on the ebola emergency here in the united states. a second hospital worker at a dallas hospital has tested positive for the disease and this obviously brings into large question what was going on at that hospital to try and prevent this very thing from
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happening. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is live at the big board with more on this breaking story. erin. >> reporter: matt, this is really just devastating news coming in. the second healthcare worker who cared for the first ebola patient diagnosed in the united states reported a fever tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital. officials just confirmed that individual did test positive for the disease. those results came in around midnight. now, health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures and those people will be monitored. now the preliminary ebola test was run late tuesday at the state public health laboratory in austin, texas. and this news comes on the heels of the cdc admitting its response to the first ebola case in texas was not sufficient. the organization also admits that nina pham the nurse who contracted the disease after treating thomas eric duncan may have never fallen ill if experts had been on the ground from the very beginning.
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so the cdc is vowing to change its practices to prevents another nurse or doctor from getting the disease. the cdc will now send a rapid response team to any hospital that diagnosis an ebola patient. meanwhile thousands of nurses across the country are expected to join a conference call this afternoon to talk about how their hospitals are preparing to treat ebola cases. the nurses' union is pointing the finger at texas presbyterian hospital claiming it was not prepared to deal with an ebola patient and that's how pham got infected and it will likely blame the hospital for this new case. again, just breaking, a second healthcare worker who cared for the first ebola patient in the u.s. has contracted ebola. very frightening for all of us but especially those medical personnel on the front lines. tam. >> okay, erin, we know that you're keeping an eye on this and will bring us any more as it comes in. developing overnight philadelphia police are working on two cases right now including a confrontation with a murder suspect as well as the search for a shooter.
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"action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside of police headquarters. she's got the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. that's right, obviously philadelphia police working on a number of cases. we have two to tell you about from police headquarters this morning. i'm going to start with an argument that turned into a double shooting in olney. multiple 911 calls came in around 12:30 this morning. at least 20 shots were fired at third and whelan street. when police got there they found a big crowd an large number of shell casings. two people went to einstein a20-year-old man was grazed in chest and a 23 ye old man was shot in the hip. they are both lift in there stable condition. four parked cars were hit by bullets. bullets hit three homes on whelan but no one inside those homes was struck. police are conducting interviews and they're looking for evidence that could provide more details in this case. >> fortunately in addition to witnesses, we found a school as well as some businesses in
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the area that have exterior cameras. so, hopefully these cameras recorded something that can help us with our investigation. >> reporter: and the next case i'm going to tell you about is out of northeast philadelphia. a suspect police were looking for in a previous homicide almost struck two 15th district officers with a car. the officers were not injured. police didn't specify which case this suspect is connected to, but we do know around 3:00 a.m. on the 2600 block of elbridge street the suspect nearly hit the two officers, he got away in a 2001 pearl colored pontiac grand prix with rear bumper damage. the suspect was last seen heading east on bridge street from aramingo. call police with tips in either of these cases. we're live from police headquarters, katherine scotts, channel6 "action news." >> all right, katherine thank you for that. developing now a man from 15 feet from this crumpled car is fighting for this life. the vehicle flipped over on roosevelt boulevard in northeast philadelphia after police say the driver hit a
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tree. accident investigators spent the night on that scene. >> 5:36 now. and we have new information on an amber alert in trenton that has been resolved. police say the five-year-old girl was found safe in a relative's home. police say the mother first told them that she had left her daughter jania davis in her running suv last night to go into a business and that a woman drove away with the suv and jania. about three hours later a relative of the child in trenton called police and said the little girl was sleeping at her house. police found the child there unharmed. >> first the kid is found safe so we're happy about that 'cause it could be a lot worse circumstances. yes, we did a lot of resources and we'll do it again if need be, okay. however, if that -- if it was a false report, then the individual who reportd that is going to have to, you know, face the consequences. >> police are talking to the girl's mother to determine why she reported a carjacking. >> the search continues this morning for a missing jet skier at the jersey shore.
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police say 68-year-old thomas graham left the marina out of the stone harbor section in middle township around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. they're asking anyone who has seen him or his silver black and white wave runner to please call with that information. new this morning, the national weather service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in georgia. the same storm front is responsible for this damage in north carolina. this is new video of an overturned car trapped in flushing flood waters. the two passengers made it out okay and so did the owners of the c.v. they needed rescuing when heavy wind brought a tree down onto their trailer. >> the same system now moving through pennsylvania already. >> yeah, it is starting to come into western pennsylvania. it will be here with some chunks of heavy rain late this morning, better chance off and on through the afternoon and tonight and it's a good time to remind people that if you run into flooded roads around here don't drive through them, turn around and find another way. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows i was little thin line of rain pushing up through harrisburg and to the
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west of lancaster. that's all heading toward the north so not an immediate threat for us. and as we take a look outside, we do have a fair amount of cloud cover out there. might see some sunshine early today. but as we get later into the morning and afternoon, the clouds thicken up and then the rain arrives. temperatures 70 degrees, dewpoint 75. that number indicates muggy air out there. the winds out of the east-southeast at 6 miles per hour and i'm going to go ahead and bring in that always on day planner for you so you can kind of check out how the rest of the day is going to go. future tracker showing you the rain right now and as we go into the late morning hours, again mainly to the west of philadelphia by 11:00 or maybe lunchtime there is the chance of some heavy downpours that begin to develop and some of these could even produce some thunderstorms with gusty winds. now, as we get later into the afternoon, 2, 3 o'clock this starts to push closer to philadelphia in the latest model run. allentown also not too far away from it. parts of delaware and south jersey also being affected. model still wants to give us a little bit of a lull late today and in through the rush hour although roads will still be wet and any gusty winds may
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have still put down some debris on roads so not a great commute. later in through the evening and later after night more showers popping through and another line of thunderstorms possible in time for adam joseph and cecily tynan to show them to you on channel 17 at 10:00 and here on 6abc at 11:00. a rock and roll afternoon at times. same thing later tonight. total rainfall out of this, it looks like a general one to two is possible although some areas on the model could go up over three depending on where these heavy bands happen to set up. model sort of thingsing most of that will be out to the west of us. we'll see how that plays out. in terms of threats from this system, downpours and street flooding and poor drainage flooding definitely high on the list. gusty winds moderate chance of that where thunderstorms develop and pretty low chance of tornadoes or hail out of this. as we take a look at temperatures, it's going to be warm and on the humid side today. 72 by 8 o'clock, 76 by 11 o'clock and your high of 79 at 2 o'clock probably holding that through about 3:00, 3:30 this afternoon. high temperatures warm and
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muggy up in allentown, mid 70's there. mid 70's down the shore, upper 70's elsewhere. tomorrow, well, in the overnight hours at 1:00 a.m., you're still looking at some thursday downpours and thunderstorms. by 4:30 when we're on the air, there may still be some lingering precipitation but it does look like this stuff gets out of here pretty quickly so that by the end of the morning rush hour we're done with it. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 79 degrees, periods of rain and some gusty thunderstorms possible. at times this afternoon and tonight and perhaps into early tomorrow morning. rain ending quickly on thursday, 72 is the afternoon high with some sun coming back. and then it's all gravy, partly sunny and 70 on friday, lots of sun on saturday, breezy, 69. and then down to 59, breezy and cooler on sunday, but still dry. okay. >> okay, thank you david. >> yeah. >> it's now 5:41. a terrifying moment for new jersey police officer. a driver takes off dragging the officer along with that van. >> the best of both worlds. the folks behind this award winning gelato server in philadelphia now offer another
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italian treat. karen. >> mm. it looks good, too. if you're about to head to the airport this is what it looks like on 95. southbound traffic headed towards the blue route there and looking good really in both directions. we've got two new accidents coming in both in montgomery county. details when "action news" >> ♪ skippy!!
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look out across center city. it's 5:44, 70 degrees. it's clear now but it will be very rainy as the day goes on. >> all right, time to go to work and school, karen rogers. >> yes, and sometimes you have to get up in the suburbs a little earlier to get up and
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going so let's tell you what's happening. in limerick we have a mew accident just coming in here. evergreen road and rupert road and one in king of prussia that's new as well here on south henderson road at hanson access road so look for those two new accidents just coming in right now. let's take you over here to the 30 bypass and check things out for you. this is right near 322. that's your eastbound traffic. maybe a little bit of volume building but still it's an easy ride in at this point. roads here clear and dry. we've been talking about a few sprinkles out there now but real rain coming later on this afternoon. let's take a look at your commuter traffic report which you can be a part of when you download the free waze app and this is in new jersey. if you're over here southampton and you're taking 206 over to route 70 up and over the ben franklin bridge, you're looking good with no reports of any issues out there, just some construction that you'll face right there as you're in pennsauken on 30 eastbound but other than that you should have a good ride coming in on 70 in new jersey. how about the temperatures? normally the overnight low this time of year 48 degrees.
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we're at 70 in center city. 68 in quakertown. 69 in saint davids. feeling very mild out there. 71 in hammonton, 72 in glassboro, 71 right now in dover, matt. >> thank you, karen. newly released police dash cam video showing what led to a north jersey police officer being dragged by a car last week. ridge field police say officer kevin nebia stopped the gray honda odyssey belonging to denny oh at a police check point. oh took off dragging officer nebia75 feet. the officer was able to free himself but suffered a broken arm. oh was quickly arrested. and happening today one time philadelphia police hero richard decoatsworth will be in court for a pretrial hearing on domestic violence charges involving his girlfriend. decoatsworth was freed from jail last month when the district attorney dropped rape charges against him involving two prostitutes. decoatsworth was hailed as a hero as a member of the philadelphia police force.
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he was shot in the face while chasing a fleeing suspect in 2007. >> famous in philadelphia for gelato. now they're branching out into pizza. melissa mcgee has an fyi for you on what's on the menu. >> reporter: it's called capasito. gelato sold in the front of the restaurant pizza in the back. it's a nice combination. the owner cooks her pies neapolitan style. >> we went about pizza the same way. >> reporter: she brought in guys from naples to build her italian pizza oven. how hot does this thing get. >> up to a thousand degrees. >> reporter: that cooks the pizza in 60 to 90 seconds and stephanie says it's all about the dough. there are very few toppings. >> it's meant for one person and to be eaten with a knife and fork. >> reporter: is that the neapolitan way. >> yes. >> reporter: it opened its doors a few weeks ago but stephanie has been practicing at home for years. she imports her tomatoes from
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italy but everything else is sourced locally. >> that's totally doable. i can eat that were in one problem. >> reporter: the name is italian. >> it's when you go at something you're so strong you want to get it right. >> reporter: she says the simple but classic margarita is a customer favorite. that is delicious. >> love their gelato. looking forward to trying the pizza. >> dessert time. >> the knot is still tied for one philadelphia couple 65 years after their wedding day. >> good for them. >> police release 911 calls made on the night fire broke out at the new jersey home of the cooper health systems ceo. david. >> definitely still feeling like summer this morning with warm and a little bit sticky conditions out there so t-shirts work. this afternoon umbrellas and rain gear definitely a good idea because we are looking at some potentially heavy downpours. i'll have more on that with
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>> welcome back. let's check that traffic for you. are you ready? >> yes. >> oh, yeah. >> look at the ben franklin bridge. this is the best the ben is going to look all day. it's going to be jammed later on this morning because we still have that construction westbound, at least it's just blocking one lane at this point. half hour ago it was blocking two lanes so still moving okay right now on the ben. in fact two lanes so still moving okay no problem, dave. >> all right. on the big board we have storm tracker 6 live double scan. there is one small sprinkle that is right now pushing up through northern gloucester county clipping parts of northern camden county and perhaps going into northeast philadelphia and areas close to center city in the next couple of minutes. that's not really a big deal. there's also another little bit of precipitation that might clip western chester county over the next half hour. you might just see that that stays in lancaster county as well. but obviously out to the west there is a large area of precipitation including some heavy downpours.
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that is all pushing toward the east. we also have another cluster of heavy downpours coming up from the south and i think later this morning we're going to start to see some of this later this afternoon some of that and that won't be done until early tomorrow morning. it will be periods of rain, not constant but definitely a problem at times. 74 degrees by 9 o'clock. we're already in the low 70's across much of the region. 77 by noon. some of us starting to get wet in through here and by 3 o'clock 79 with some showers or some thunderstorms and drenching downpours. there might be a little bit of a lullaby 6 o'clock but it's still going to be rather damp. if you're running errands today the morning is a better bet than the afternoon. >> thank you david. happening today first lady michelle obama is campaigning in philadelphia for a fellow democrat. mrs. obama will headline an events for tom wolf in west oak lane. the candidate for governor is currently leading in the polls. the first lady is encouraging supporters to show up to vote on november 4th. today's events takes place at the dorothy emanuel rec center. doors open at 9:00 a.m. the republican incan incumbents governor tom
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corbett will meet with members of the harrisburg media today. the journalists are hosting a live public q and a on campaign issues before deciding whether or not to endorse corbett's bid for reelection. new jersey governor chris christie campaigned on corbett's behalf last week. >> 5:53 now and breaking right now, a second healthcare worker in dallas has been diagnosed with ebola. we'll upn date what we know at 6:00 a.m. >> now this morning a graphic right outside of the liberty bell in philadelphia. erin oh earn will have
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>> dispatchers released the 911 call when fire erupted inside the home of john sheridan. he and his wife were home when someone set fire to their bedroom on sunday. a caller described seeing smoke coming from a window and said he heard banging from inside the home. >> trying to get out. they're banging on the door. >> are you able to get the door opened. >> not the door. they're upstairs. >> all right. are you able to force the door opened. >> the police are here. >> the somerset county prosecutor says those noises were actually from the fire as it was burning. the couple's exact cause of death has not been released. >> a state representative from philadelphia is calling for an audit of the city's public schools. school superintendent william hite has said he's cut down on waist in the budget.
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representative angel cruz is pressing for the city controller to take a deep look into the books so everyone can get to the source of the district's budget problems. cruz also said the recently passed cigarette tax will be a temporary fix if the district cannot get a better handle on spending. >> a philadelphia couple is celebrating what is definitely a lifetime of love. john and vivian hough mark 65 years of marriage last night. family surrounded the east falls couple for the occasion. john hough is 90, vivian is 84. they were married on october 14th 1949. >> she was just 19. they've been together all these years. >> that is some good math very quickly, tam. >> it's 5:57. breaking right now, another healthcare worker in texas has tested positive for ebola. >> brand new at 6:00 a community in central pennsylvania is rocked by a deadly drug overdose. young the
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> good morning everyone, it is 6 o'clock on this wednesday october 15th and breaking right now. >> efforts to contain the ebola crisis in texas have hit a new stumbling block as a second healthcare worker is now infected. >> the stage is set for a graphic abortion protest to take place near the liberty bell. >> accuweather is tracking another unseasonably warm day with heavy rain moving in this afternoon. >> and maybe even earlier. let's go to dave murphy and karen rogers for more in weather and traffic. good morning. >> well, it's muggy and mild out here on the terrace right now, guys. take look at storm tracker 6 live double scan. there's a little bit of cloud cover around. radar showing you a sprinkle pong through parts of