tv Action News 430 AM ABC June 10, 2015 4:30am-5:01am EDT
>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> gathering new details on several stories on this wednesday, june 10th and breaking right now a hit and run driver is on the loose leaving the victim on the street clinging to life. >> the hunt is on for the killer who gunned down a delaware county delivery money man simply doing his job. >> the search for two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate new york intensifies. good morning it's 4:30 on this wednesday. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us. we have weather and traffic with david and karen. >> good morning. after a couple of days of
noticeable humidity and the threat of storms. we have a one day break today with lots of sunshine, maybe a few cumulus clouds during the afternoon and most importantly lower humidity. it's still warm out there. 70 degrees in philadelphia, 67 in wilmington, just 59 right now in allentown. it's been awhile since we've been able to report a temperature that cool in the morning. up in the lehigh valley. 64 in trenton, 63 in sea isle city. as we get out the door to catch the school bus for what will be one of the last days of school for some of you today, 66 degrees by 6 o'clock, 68 degrees by 8 o'clock. mainly clear and comfortable this morning. as we roll through the days, as i mentioned it will be warm. we'll get up to a high of 87 in the afternoon. but with lower humidity, should overall feel more comfortable. again lots of sunshine today with just a couple of clouds developing during the afternoon, some of that pop-up fair weather cumulus not out of the question. pollen to the medium high range kind of waffling back and forth between medium and medium high over the next several days heading into the weekend.
karen rogers will be back with an upparticular in humidity and heat tomorrow in the accuweather 7-day forecast. for now the road's not cooking. >> looking outside live on the vine street expressway at the schuylkill you can see we're clear and dry but in the distance we saw police here. looks like they just left the scene. we have been blocking off the ramp both eastbound and westbound schuylkill to the vine and that's because of construction that has been ongoing scheduled to clear at 5:00 a.m. looks like they might have cleared a little early here. if that is the area you want to stick to south street or girard avenue instead. looks like police have left the scene and things moving a little better right there. on the big picture looking pretty good on the blue route schuylkill and i-95 speeds mostly in the 50's. in wynnewood an issue on city avenue near rolling road. watch for some overnight construction blocking the southbound lanes and also we have this problem that matt and erin have been mentioning other boulevard northbound here still an issue between front street and rising sun avenue. the inner drive is shut down at this point matt. >> that is our top story karen, thanks so much. let's begin with that breaking news.
a driver took off after striking a 25-year-old man who was walking across the roosevelt boulevard. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live where it happened at front street and tells us the rest. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right, the victim is 25 years old. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. the search is on for the driver. this happened here on the roosevelt boulevard near front street around one:30 this morning. it happened in the northbound inner lines can which are open at this time. multiple 911 calls came in around 1:30 this morning. officers found a 25-year-old man lying in the road. police say the impact knocked him out of his shoes. he had head trauma, injuries to his legs and torso. the driver took off continuing northbound on the boulevard. accident investigators were here earlier gathering evidence then believe the victim was crossing at the crosswalk but other details remain under investigation. >> at this time we don't know if the pedestrian, the victim,
had the green light or if the striking vehicle had the green light. we're not sure at this time. however, after striking the 25-year-old victim, the striking vehicle did not remain on the scene. >> reporter: and back here live at roosevelt boulevard by front street where you can see accident investigators have cleared the scene. the vehicle is described as either an acura or a honda dark or black in color. there are several businesses nearby that have surveillance cameras attached to them so police are hoping that there's some footage that can help in this search for the driver. we're live in olney, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thanks, katherine. and developing now police say they are getting conflicting information on what exactly happened on this block in the city's kensington section. one person was shot three times in the legs either inside or near a home on the 1900 block of east front street at 1:00 a.m. the victim is in stable condition. police took one person into
custody but it was on an unrelated charge. detectives are trying to figure out if this was part of a home invasion or if it was something else. we will keep you posted. >> police say they're closing in on the killer of a delaware county delivery driver tom childs was gunned down yesterday morning in yeadon. he was getting a delivery ready when he was shot at point blank range during an apparent holdup. another driver was able to give police a sketch of the killer. there's the sketch right there. the victim's cell phone and other items were found at fernwood cemetery in lansdowne. there is newly released evidence regarding the fatal traffic stop where philadelphia police officers shot and killed a man. that includes grainy surveillance video of the december incident. officers said 26-year-old brandon tate brown was reaching into his car for a loaded gun. after several scuffles escalated and he refused to be handcuffed. his death sparks protest in the city over excessive force.
a lawyer representing tate brown's family in a lawsuit against the city says the new video along with interview transcripts from internal affairs contradicts the officers' account of what happened. district attorney seth williams had no comment to those allegations. he previously refused to charge the officers with criminal wrongdoing after reviewing additional surveillance that was not made public. >> another story that is developing this morning. authorities searching for two murderers who escaped a maximum security prison in upstate new york are focusing on a new area in their manhunt. today marks the fifth day since the convicts broke loose. abc's boughs see kanani has our report. >> reporter: hundreds of police officers in body armor descend on this tiny town checking every building, hovering overhead, combing through fields and thick brush in the foot hills of the adirondacks where investigators got a tip that prison escapees david sweat
and rich marred matt could be hiding. >> my wife called me up from the bank and told me to please go home and block the door. >> reporter: the manhunt near the town of wills borough 35 miles from the prison after a resident spotted two men walking along a road at 2:00 a.m. tuesday in torrential rain when approached they ran off. armed search teams moved in hoping to finally catch the two convicted killers who are now on the run for a fifth day. >> they obviously have to eat. they have to sleep. so the level of desperateness will increase as each day goes on. >> reporter: investigators are still trying to find out how they got power tools to drill through a wall, can cut through pipe and saw through a manhole. investigators are still questioning staff and contractorsen side the prison including this woman a supervisor in the tailor shop. they also want to know if the
special privileges given matt and sweat for good behavior inside the prison helped them a make their elaborate escape. bazi kanani abc news. >> prisoner isaiah thompson was with a work crew in the area of governor prince boulevard near cough field parkway when police say thompson took off. he's serving a sentence for attempted carjacking. >> new this morning philadelphia police are trying to determine if a woman who fell from a third story window was impaired at the time of the accident. chopper six was over the 3200 block of west diamond street in the city's strawberry mansion section. a woman in her late 40's fell from the three story row home just after 8:00 last night. police say she was conscious and stable on her way to hahnemann university hospital. new surveillance video shows crooks making off with air conditioners in south jersey. police say the thieves stole
four units from old town music on route 42 in turnersville and another nearby business sometime overnight. surveillance video shows them loading the air conditioners into the back of a pickup truck before taking off. >> a service dog in upstate new york is being hailed a hero. philadelphia. igo the golden retriever threw himself in front of a school bus in brewster to protect his blind owner. both were hurt. he remains by his owner's side and didn't whimper despite his injuries. his owner has a couple broken bones. figo had to have surgery on his leg. the owner hopes to be reunited with the brave pet soon. >> figo deserves an extra treat. >> yes. >> more stories you didn't see last night. police in indiana are looking into a disturbing fight involving a little boy from inside a wal-mart that has now gone viral. >> boeing plans to add more seats to one of its most popular planes. we will tell you how that will further cramp passengers and
in another way david. >> all right, guys, it is going to be warm today a fair amount of sunshine but at least less humid than yesterday. so, shorts and t's for the kids and they won't be sweating quite as much. we'll have your afternoon call and the return of a stretch and heat and humidity coming up in the accuweather 7-day. >> ♪♪ [ electronic dance music playing ] feel like a kid again with dunkin's new
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>> 4:43 now. dave murphy joins us and what's going on with the weather? >> getting kind of a break today. >> yeah, nice. >> sort of humid the last couple of days a-little stormy. not so this morning. storm tracker six live double scan shows you that we're dry for the morning commute. as we take a look outside at sky six a pretty picture with the battleship new jersey lit up in the distance i like the lights they put on that. it's comfortable this morning with lower humidity. 70 degrees warm but your dewpoint down below 60. winds are calm this morning and pretty comfortable and nice as you step outside. looks like we'll get lots of sunshine early. this afternoon perhaps a couple of pop-up cumulus clouds but it's going to be fairly bright and warm, probably still want a little cool drink if you're going to be doing work outside. 68 degrees by 8 o'clock, 82 by 11:00 and 87 is your high around 2 o'clock today.
86 actually is a little bit below the high of 87. and then 83 by 5 o'clock but it will be warm, at least less humid. high temperatures 85 degrees in allentown, 84 in trenton 87 in philadelphia, 84 in millville and upper 70's down the shore today. a fair amount of sun looking a little bit closer down the shore looks like 77's up on the north beaches, 78 in atlantic city, 78 in ocean city. ocean temperature 64, about as mild as it's been off the jersey coast so far and we're getting some readings on buoys around llewes delaware of 67 degrees in the upper bay and down towards rehoboth beach. upper 70's in you're headed to the beaches in delaware this afternoon. 94 degrees is your high tomorrow though as we get a front coming in and ahead of it a lot of heat and humidity building back in from the south. and it looks like this is going to begin a stretch of several days where we'll probably get highs around the low to mid 90's and heat indexes thursday through saturday making it feel like it's about 95. so, plan ahead. these will be a string of days
where you'll want a lot of cool drinks and breaks in the shade. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today not so bad, sunny pretty nice, 87, a couple of fair weather cumulus clouds around and not as humid as it's been recently. then tomorrow, hotter, a high of 94 and you will feel that humidity build in during the day. there could be a late day thunderstorm pong up as well. and then friday hot and humid a high of 94, probably even stickier on friday and a thunderstorm possible at night on friday. and then saturday still sticky, a high around 90. this would be a heat wave if we manage to get this third straight dave 90 or b another thunderstorm saturday but not a washout. sunday clouds and sun, back to the 80's again a thunderstorm could pop up here there are but not a washout and back into the mid 80's on monday and tuesday a little unsettled again by tuesday, so getting a little hotter over the next several days and then we ease back next week. >> great. thanks so much david. new on "action news" one of the women involved in a fight inside an indiana wal-mart says this altercation
started over an alleged racial comment. video of the fight has been viewed on youtube more than a million times. you can see a six-year-old boy involved in the fight. at one point he appears to throw a shampoo bottle. police are still deciding whether or not to file any charges. new on "action news" a wisconsin mother is behind bars after her five-year-old son called 911 because he was alone, hungry and scared. >> called 911 because he was hungry and he didn't know what to do and as i was actually standing there, i watched the cops bring mcdonald's to the little boys and feed them. >> police say the little boy was left alone for more than four hours with his 10 month old brother p. darnisha robinson was taken to jail on preliminary charges of child neglect. >> for your first look at business on the big board. we know what will replace the four season hotel on logan
square. it closed for a move to the newcomb cast tower. hilton announced it will open a high end hotel called the logan this fall after extensive renovations. this is what the hotel modern luxury lobby will look like. chipotle offering more benefits to its workers including to part-time employees. the company will offer paid sick time vacation and tuition reimbursement beginning next month. executives hope it will help them recruit more high school and college students. there was little news to drive the markets yesterday. futures are pointing to a it whoer open this morning. squeezing into an airplane bathroom can be challenging at times and now boeing plans to make the lavatories even smaller. bloomberg reports that the company plans to add 14 seats to its 777 airliner by reducing the already three by three bathroom. boeing hopes more seats will make the aircraft more attractive to buyers.
let's just hope they don't have to go to the bathroom on a long fight. >> you're supposed to hydrate before a flight. maybe that's any other going to be a good idea anymore. 4:48 now. more stories you didn't see last night a california man is in jail after police say he tried to throw his mother into oncoming traffic but cell phone video of the arrest is raise something eyebrows. >> two sisters down south set up a lemonade stand make extra money for father's day and their efforts were soon thwarted by government red tape. that story is later. ♪ let's mobile. same plan. new phone. or a new plan. and a just in case. add a new line. or three. and unlimited talk and text for unlimited tweens.
>> ♪♪ >> welcome back. we've got an early morning problem in vineland in cumberland county. an early accident brought town a traffic signal so it's still causing an issue on route 47, that's delsea drive at lake road. one lane blocked in each direction as utility crews are trying to repair it. it's not causing a delay because it's so early but we want to watch for that if you're heading out early this morning, it is going to show you down just a bit with one lane blocked in both directions there. i want to show you what it looks like on the schuylkill expressway. first we'll look at 42 and we can see in new jersey we're looking at speeds about 55 miles an hour on route 42 so traveling very nicely up over the ben franklin or walt whitman bridge. you're not going have any delay yet. here's a live look at the
schuylkill expressway at the vine street expressway. we can still see the cones set up. we've got the ramps blocked in both directions from the schuylkill eastbound the schuylkill westbound to the vine for the construction. it's supposed to close -- reopen at 5:00 a.m. we already saw police leave the scene so hopefully they'll be able to open that up shortly matt. >> thanks karen. new this morning investigators in salinas california are trying to determine if police force was necessary in a violent confrontation on friday. video from part of the incident was posted online. a woman had originally called police because she said she couldn't control her 28-year-old son during a mental break down. police say the man had smoked meth and drink alcohol and told intolerance to pain. then he grabbed an officer's tears and attacked a paramedic and officer on the way to the hospital. the man's mother, though, says beating by police went too far. >> new this morning a woman claims she was raped at a south carolina hotel after staff members gave a man a key to her room. well, now she's suing the
hotel. 28-year-old28-year-old kayla snipes spoke out at a news conference. snipes says she was at an embassy suites hotel for her company christmas party back in 2013 and did not give permission for anyone to access her room. >> not only was i betrayed by a coworker but i was also betrayed by the hotel. my hotel room key was given out -- given to my attacker by hotel staff. telling him that he was my boyfriend. >> her alleged attacker was charged with criminal sexual conduct. snipes and all red said they hope the lawsuit will lead to changes in security at hotels nationwide. >> 4:53. all new in the next half hour of "action news," the california mom who got a big scare when a snake bit her little boy and doctors say she did something that put her own health at risk. >> a pennsylvania woman who just hit a major milestone claims to know the secret to a long life. we'll fill in you next on
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>> this is new. a little summer fun was spoiled by police and state health laws in texas. andrea and zoey green of over ton wanted to raise money for a father's day gift so they start add lemonade stand. they had been opened for about an hour when police showed up. they shut down the sales because they didn't have a permit. the state health department proved to be a bigger problem. since lemonade needs to be
refrigerated the girls couldn't sell it unless they did that and went under a inspection. the girls hope to keep the stand open by taking donations. >> ed sheeran may be an award winning musician but he used to be bullied as a little kid because of the way he talked. the talented guitarist told the american institute for stuttering that he stuttered at one time during a moving speech he said he owned his stutter by diving into the repertoire of m and m. he said wrapping to m and m's music helped him speak better. >> a new sen therien from northwestern -- northeastern pa claims she has the secret to living a long life. pauline spagnuolo celebrated her 100th birthday. she says her secret to longevity is a fair amount of booze . >> [laughter] >> given the risks of drinking too much alcohol too often we suggest you take her advice in stride.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> hey everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday june 10th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and we're following breaking news. >> the search is on for a hit and run driver who struck a man on the roosevelt boulevard and kept going. >> another hit and run driver struck a well known actor in center city. family and friends make an impassioned flee to this driver who still on the loose. >> a new labor department rule could give millions of workers overtime pay. >> a preview of weather and traffic with david and karen. >> we're getting a break today. looks like we'll have lots of