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america as the ebola virus spreads ever so slightly. >> storm tracker 6 live shows the rain is moving out of the region, accuweather has the call for the morning commute. >> good morning, 5:30, october 16. let's go over to david murphy with the accuweather track and matt pellman is taking a look at the wet roads.eather track and >> reporter: good morning, everybody, storm tracker 6 live double scan is doing a great job yesterday and last night and this morning. the rain is departing and we can see philadelphia is in the process of drying out. i'll caution roads will be wet and in some cases the drains are trying to get rid of the high water in poor drainage areas. the heaviest band of rain is pushing to the east of trenton. in and around trenton you may be looking at high water, because that was a heavy line of downpours that came through. burlington county improving. as we look at the wide view we see clearing to the west. it does look like eventually we'll see sunshine work its way
back in. out to the west additional showers may pop through later this afternoon. but those are few and far between. temperatures are a little on the cool side, but not bad. 66 in philadelphia. 64 in allentown. low 60s in wilmington and dover. 63 in sea isle city and atlantic city. as we head out the door to catch the school bus, expect temperatures to hold in the mid 60s with areas wet to the east and northeast. kids if you're on your way to school. 66 degrees on your smart phone right now if you have the storm tracker 6 live app. as we come through the day, 65 by 8:00. 70 by noon, 72 by 3:00 p.m. you can use the app to track the spotty showers when you get out of school this afternoon most of you will stay dry, though. that 72 will feel pretty nice. >> reporter: tests today on the black board, it's daunting. kind of like the morning drive that will test drivers'
patience. what a mess we have. on the schuylkill expressway between montgomery and girard we have a bad accident involving a vehicle that's on its side. they were letting the left lane squeeze by for a little bit. all eastbound lanes of 76 are shut down, westbound the left lane blocked with the emergency crews we'll be watching this closely. this morning stick to the river drive and the mlk and he kelly. take it easy with the wet leaves as you round the corners. the vine street expressway accident cleared out. i-95 northbound near girard there was a broken down vehicle. that's gone. but southbound we've had several broken down vehicles because of a problem with the grate leaving a hole in the roadway. the crews are out there taking out the right lane, we're seeing slowing on southbound i-95 through the work zone. 295 the crash is gone. there's a crash on 42 we'll talk
about that and the schuylkill expressway situation in just a few minutes. >> we'll begin with a developing story, two armed robbers held up a convenience store near harbison and torresdale. the pair managed to get away with the entire cash register and fled on foot. >> a jail house fight in philadelphia could lead to a federal lawsuit gains a prison guard. new video shows him roughing up an inmate. katherine scott is live in the satellite center with the full story. >> reporter: this incident took place last month now there's talk of a federal civil rights lawsuit being filed against the city and the corrections officer. cameras captured this last month. the officer punching the inmate while he was handcuffed. >> there's 15 close-fisted punches at short range while
mr. wiseback has the prisoner in a head lock. >> reporter: a prison report indicates that he was being taken to the infirmary to get his eyes washed out after purposely clogging a toilet and being pepper sprayed. with his hands handcuffed behind his back he was controversy powered. >> we entrust people who are arrested in our society to these institutions and to the personnel in these institutions. >> reporter: the officer claimed he threatened him and spit in his face. >> if you look at the video, you can see there's no reaction that someone inflicted spitle in his face or the facial area. the guard was suspended for using excessive force and been placed in a different unit.
katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> the action cam was on the scene of a drug raid in the city's somerton section. police hauled away five people in handcuffs. the raid took place on 600 block of avon street. they found narcotics inside the home. >> the second nurse from texas who tested positive for ebola is eving treatment at emory university hospital. >> reporter: good morning, tam, now that we know two people contracted ebola while working at the hospital, health officials are stepping up their efforts to contain the virus. vincent walked off the plane last night after hitching a ride arriving at emery university
hospital. she is the second nurse to catch ebola after treating thomas eric duncan. the associated press roberted she had close contact -- reported she had close contact with duncan. vincent flew to cleveland and back to dallas before she knew she had the disease, the cdc admitted it errorred -- errorred giving her permission to fly with a fever. >> she should not have traveled on a commercial airline. >> reporter: even though the cdc maintains the level of risk of the 132 passengers around vincent is extremely low, air travelers are uneasy. >> is it safe to get on any of these planes going anywhere. >> reporter: meanwhile, another of duncan's nurses remains at this texas hospital her
condition continuing to improve. health officials investigating how the two became infected. that number expected to climb. >> this has been a nightmare for nurses across the nation. >> reporter: done -- duncan's medical records reveal he was in the hospital for two days before the medical staff switch to haz/mat suits. city workers are work knocking on the doors of amber vincent to get the word out. >> back to you. >> our coverage of the ebola crowd break continues at 6abc.com. we have the latest on the dallas healthcare workers as well as global response to the crisis. >> 5:37. new this morning, a pennsylvania state lawmaker is speaking out about a violent run in with a group of robbers, he pulled a
handgun on the gang on tuesday night. he described how it went down while walking home from dinner with fellow democrat. >> the guy had gunpointed at my face, 8 to ten feet away from me. that was my moment i pulled the gun, he fired and i started firing. >> flynn has a license to carry the gun. police have arrested three teenagers and looking for a 4th person. >> happening today, vice president joe biden is in town to talk about the state of city's roads and bridges. mr. biden will be joined by bob casey and shock can a if chaka b brady. they will be promoting american infrastructure. >> the rain is moving out, but that could cause problems, right? >> reporter: it takes a while for the roads 0 drain, matt. the rain is moving off to the
east of philadelphia. the heavier banged of rain is east of trenton. but in and around trenton it wasn't tongue ago you were getting heavy heavy rain. that was a situation where matt was mentioning, the draining of the roads will take a while. things are getting better around philadelphia and bucks county has sprinkles. the next batch coming through medford lakes clips the southern portion of bucks county. we have drying in cape may county ensouth jersey and delaware things are improving. we have damp conditions down below even down in atlantic city where the active rain has pushed to the north of you. 66 degrees in philadelphia. dewpoint, 62. winds are out of the south at 5 miles per hour. the barometer is 29.71 inches
currently. we look at future tracker 6 we'll see the rain spin on out of here the next hour or so. by the time the sun is up, we'll see a few breaks in the clouds at 8:00, but we should be drying out. later in the afternoon we're expecting the return of sunshine. but at the same time we're on the look out of one spoke of energy that comes through with a a couple of scattered showers. these will be short-lived even if you get a burst of steadier rain. a lot of you won't see that this afternoon. generally speaking it's a nice one today, 65 by 8:00. 68 degrees by 11. we spend a majority of the afternoon in the low 70s, high of 72 hitting at 2 and sitting on that at 3:00 p.m. high temperatures across the region, even. 70 down the shore, low 70s everywhere else along the lehigh valley. hurricane gonzalo is back to a
category 4 after dipping to 3. we expect the storm to pass close to bureau -- bermuda as a category 3. everybody will be taking cover on friday afternoon and friday evening. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds and sun today. 72 is the high, a slight chance of a spotty shower later, and the rain is on its way out partly sunny, friday, high of 70. saturday, 69 degrees, the last game for the union saturday night. sunday, 57 degrees, much cooler. monday, tuesday, wednesday we stay in the you were e upper 60s. tuesday would be wet with periods of rain and lingering shower on wednesday. >> breaking this morning, police out west close in on a gunman who unleashed a barrage of bullets at patrol cars.
544 this is a picture of the schuylkill expressway where there's a roll-over crash and traffic is not moving on one side right now. >> we understand somebody was critically injured. that's not are a fun traffic situation to be left in. >> reporter: for the last ten or 15 minutes they have blocked all the eastbound lanes on 76. the traffic would be normally building at this hour, this morning everybody that's trying to get into center city is stuck behind this roll-over accident. westbound we have emergency crews, it appears no westbound traffic is getting by either. i'm not sure the reason for that. him maybe there was another accident on the westbound side we'll look into that in just a moment. eastbound all lanes are shut down. stick with the river drives,
with mornings like this, with wet leaves on the roads it's slippery. drop the speeds, take it easy even as you use the alternates to the schuylkill expressway this morning. of course, we'll keep you posted on the situation. let's go to the burbs early on this thursday morning. we have a cracker at bergy road. we have one in franconia township at ban berry drive. in willow grove at nash avenue there's police activity a block east of 611. we have 42 at 295 blocking the left lane giving us early slowing as you head toward the walt whitman bridge. traffic light troubles along college drive at aerial road. police are helping you through that intersection. we're talking about the pothole
in the work zone at i-95. and there's one in chadsford 202 northbound watch out for that, as well. >> we're following breaking news in washington state. police arrested a man who they say fired at police stations and patrol cars overnight. the burst of gunfire was the culmination of a police pursuit. the suspect and one officer were injured, but it's unclear if they were shot. >> there's new information on the e-mail scaldings that has led to the -- scandal that led to the resignation in pennsylvania. the police justice of the state supreme court confirmed that justice seamus mccaffery was the source of the pornography. the state's high court said it will be up to mccaffery to decide whether or not to step
down. the judge has not responded to requests for comments. >> new this morning a misunderstanding with police nearly kept a pregnant woman from delivering her baby from the hospital. a husband was rushing his wife to the medical center. the couple tried to call 911, but it was too late. the police thrown down tire spikes to stop them. >> i was in the middle of the highway having contractions with guns pointed at me. i was caught between the police officers telling me to get on my knees and i'm thinking the baby will be born in the street. >> after police got the couple to the hospital, baby hazel was born an hour later. >> tropical storm threatens to become a hurricane as it heads
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the eastbound side of 76. a crash from the media one bypass at 252 involving an overturned vehicle there, as well. >> reporter: even though the rain is pushing off to the north an east, the roads are wet and we have the leaf cover that could make roads worse. the rain is dieing down in southeastern pennsylvania. trenton has lingering showers and bucks county, southern montgomery county a little damp, but improving. in the wake of the rain, the temperatures in southeastern pennsylvania ennorth and western suburbs are cool. 64 in pottstown, 60 in coatsville. 59 in oxford. in western and southern chester county. 59 in fleetwood. 61 in quakertown. mid 60s closer to the delaware river. 62 in buena. 64 in wide by any and 60s up and down the state of delaware.
if you're running errands. 66 degrees by 9:00. drying out, but we have damp roads. noon we'll be better, partly sunny skies, 72 is the high by 3:00 p.m. there's a chance of a spotty afternoon shower, matt and tam most of you won't see that today. >> new this morning, pennsylvania governor tom could could -- tom corbett said he'll take actions to check backgrounds of school employees for anyone who has direct contact with students not just teachers and the candidate must be cleared before they are offered the job. the bill needs corbett's signature to become law. a man claims he woke up from a colonoscopy in pink underwear. he is claiming emotional distress and mental anguish following that october 1th incident.
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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this thursday, october 16 we're following breaking traffic news right now. >> a part of the schuylkill expressway is shut down due to a roll-over crash. >> storm tracker 6 live shows what's left of the rainstorm. accuweather tells us when the clouds will open up to sunshine. >> philadelphia prison inmate says a guard badly beat him and he has the proof on video. >> karen is off, let's go over to matt pellman with the latest on the schuylkill expressway and david has accuweather. >> reporter: goodgood morning, s get to storm tracker 6 live double scan, over the last