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>> and i'm brian taff. the big story on "action news" is the investigation into the death of a bartram high school student as mentioned in southwest philadelphia. vernon odom live at police headquarters today and vernon police want to talk to the victim's brother here. >> reporter: indeed, brian. some 22 hours after that shooting in southwest philadelphia, the 18-year-old brother in question has still not made himself available to police for further questioning. this is corey tunnel a 16-year-old bartram high student who died last night from a bullet wound in the head. tonight police need to question his 18-year-old brother an friend who was at the scene. it happened inside the tunnel's cousin's reedland street row house. the surviving brother his friend and the gun have remained nowhere to be found since the shooting. police want to know if this was the result of teens playing with guns or an intentional killing. >> it could be an accident. it could be an intentional act. we don't know and we won't know until one of those two individuals comes in and talks to us. >> reporter: neighbors along
the 6300 block of reedland believe it was an accident. they ran to the house when the shooting occurred. >> he was still alive but when i walked out the door he wasn't breathing no more. they said that they revised him on the stretcher but when i left out the house he was gone. >> they took him in an ambulance. i drove the family to the hospital by the time we got there they were not letting nobody see him and stuff but from what i know, he was at the basketball court and he don't get in no trouble at all. he's a good kid. >> reporter: tonight police and family members are demanding that the 18-year-old brother and that third party who was an eyewitness come in and deliver their version of how corey tunnel was killed. >> we need the 18-year-old brother and the friend to come into the homicide unit and tell us exactly what happened inside of that house. >> reporter: argument or accident? >> we don't know. we have no idea. >> reporter: so, tonight brian, as you can see and hear police are still not drawing any conclusions as to why
16-year-old corey tunnel was shot and killed last night or how it happened. live at police headquarters in center city, vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon thanks very much. a woman is now charged with driving under the influence after she slammed her car into the home of a retired police officer. investigators say 34-year-old katherine ryan crashed overnight on the 8600 block of bustleton avenue in northeast philadelphia. the 85-year-old homeowner suffered some cuts and was able to walk out on his own. a neighbor tells us the man just lost his wife last week and now because of this he's been forced out of his home. he was lucky, though. he was upstairs when this happened just after midnight. police say he was jolted out of his seat when the car burst into flames in the basement. >> he just -- flames like crazy up in the roof. i was like -- i thought -- within one moment i thought my house was going, too. i was like wow. >> and the driver is also charged with simple assault
and reckless endangerment. >> saint louis county, missouri is under a state of emergency right now. this is police and protesters in ferguson are bracing for what could be another night filled with tense demonstrations. marci gonzalez is following the latest from new york. marcy. >> reporter: that state of emergency was just declared this afternoon in response to last night's violence and demonstrators are back out again today and there have already been a few arrests: today in saint louis, loud protests. >> ♪ >> reporter: and peaceful marches. following last night's violence in ferguson. [gunfire] >> reporter: gun shots and looting, bottles thrown at police. the chaos marring a day of quiet remembrance on the first anniversary of the shooting death of michael brown by a ferguson police officer. >> he's bleeding out man. please get him some help, man.
please get him some help. >> reporter: last night police shooting this 18-year-old they say ran from this scene where two rival groups were firing at each other. [gunfire] >> reporter: investigators saying tyrone harris then shot at a police suv with four detectives inside. when they got out, police claim harris continued firing at them with a stolen semi automatic handgun. police explaining all four detectives shot back leaving the teen in critical condition. today police are still at the scene concerned about the potential for another tense night. >> my prayer is that we can move forward without the violence that is unfortunately been associated with this because the stakes are very high here. i've talked a lot about the fact that you can not do this forever without a tragedy. >> reporter: meanwhile today at least three officers are recovering after one was hit in the face by a rock during yesterday's protests and two
were hit with pepper spray. reporting live marci gonzalez channel6 "action news." brian back to you. >> we'll be watching that one closely. thank you. a truck ended up stuck under tractor-trailer today after a crash on i-95 in chester. chopper six was over the lanes. the crash happened about 1:30 this afternoon and you can see the back of the tractor-trailer was on top of part that of truck. we're still working to find out if anyone was hurt. matt pelman wil will have an update on traffic in a few minutes. >> philadelphia police are looking for the man involved in a craigslist scam. there is an active arrest warrant for the man you see there, 44-year-old harry moore. investigators say he duped people who want to rent his west oak lane apartment on north fayette street. people say he accept eddie profit money but then refused to refund it after he claimed it was no longer available. anyone who knows about his whereabouts should contact northwest detectives.
>> well, a beautiful weekend giving way to a cloudy and gray monday. we hope it doesn't stay that way as we get a first check of the accuweather forecast. >> we go to meteorologist adam joseph live at the big board and trying read your facial expression. >> kind of a bleak start to the beginning of the week here. we got winds coming out of the southeasterly direction kind of bringing in the humidity. also the cloud cover, 78 in philadelphia right now, 74 on the boardwalk so pretty similar numbers no matter where you are down from those highs of 85 and 86 degrees this weekend. double scan live radar within those clouds there are a couple showers especially in southern chester county, delaware county, new castle county, salem and cumberland county. nothing heavy at this point but we are tracking some very heavy rain and also some pretty impressive thunderstorms in the ohio valley. there's a warm front draped near pittsburgh. that warm front will be lifting through overnight tonight. in addition to that warm front, we have very strong winds above the atmosphere called a low level jet that will be pushing through with
the warm front so that will keep those thunderstorms going as they pull in from the west so they will not fall apart. so, overnight tonight ahead in the accuweather forecast we'll be talking about those late night storms that could really kind of jolt you out of bed after about the 1 o'clock hour in the morning with very heavy downpours and vivid lightning. we'll have the exact timing on future tracker six and let you know when the storms will exit if it's in time for that morning rush hour coming up in that full accuweather forecast. brian. >> adam see you in a little bit. thank you. there's been a lot of talk lately about books, hotels and closed roads surrounding the pope's visit. many are trying to change the focus opening their arms by opening their doors to travelers around the world and you can be one of them. "action news" reporter katherine scott explains. when patricia hughey found out the world meeting of families was taking place in philadelphia she assumed visitors would be looking beyond hotels for accommodations. sure enough host families are
in demand and she, her husband and their cat barney will be hosting four people in their two spare bedrooms in south philadelphia. >> i'll be be kind of like a b and b host. i'm going to offer breakfast every day before they leave. >> reporter: there are more than 2100 host families in a 120-mile radius typically charging between $25 and $50 a night. hughey has been e-mailing with a couple from california and a pair of brothers from the democratic republican lick of congo who will be staying here. she thinks the pope's visit will give the city a chance to shine. >> i think philadelphia's a little bit underrated, under known for him to go to new york or d.c. wouldn't surprise anybody but maybe philadelphia did. >> reporter: her guests are using public transportation most of the week but she lives outside the restricted traffic box which could bring some challenges. >> the woman who is coming from california recently had knee surgery, so i'm a little
concerned about her, just the day the pope is here. >> reporter: hughey signed up because she likes meeting new people and is eager to learn about their different backgrounds. >> in the drc don't speak english very well. i get to use my french and practice that a lot with them. >> reporter: there is still a need for host families. if you're interested visit us on our web site at 6abc.com. we'll post a link with more on how you can get involved on there. in south philadelphia, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> some really wonderful people here in the city. you know its window for people to claim their special septa passes for the papal visit just expired. anyone who won the septa lottery had until 3 o'clock this afternoon. the original deadline was 11:59 last night but septa extended it. now any unclaimed tickets will go to random people who enter the lottery but did not win the first time. the nguyeners will get an e-mail starting tonight. meanwhile we've listed all of the highways closures and traffic restrictions for the pope's visit at 6abc.com.
you can also find the full itinerary and preparations for the pope's arrival. >> it's time to get a check of the "action news" traffic report. >> let's go live to matt pelman. very busy afternoon matt. >> i'm already starting to dream about that traffic box. i think that's going to be a focus of the next month and a half for sure. good afternoon to you brian and leash shaft this is one of the roads that will be closed, it's the vine street expressway. this afternoon it's opened but not wide opened. eastbound side crowded from the schuylkill to 95 joining up with the big 95 northbound delays with that traffic pattern we got used to all last week giving us some abnormally heavy northbound delays where speeds are 8 miles per hour. we've had emergency construction all day today right by city hall. fifteenth street, that's a southbound street is blocked off between city all and chestnut street. no, sir, you can get around city hall, you just can't keep going south on 15th.
if that's what you wants to do stay over on 17th street as your alternate. crash in overbrook along 77th at woodcrest avenue this afternoon. got a broken down vehicle on the northbound northeast extension approaching lanes dale taking out the right lane so speeds just in the 20's as you come north of plymouth meeting and in some spots things are a little bit soggy this afternoon like here in exton by the exton shopping complex along 100. looks like a traffic stop on the shoulder and definitely some wet roads. something for everyone here in exton. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. it is musikfest time in the lehigh valley as you've probably heard so heavy traffic along 22 west near bethlehem. jerry seinfeld, dave murphy all sorts celebrities up there tonight in bethlehem. go up and see them. brian and leash shah we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> tonight is the sign field night. >> and dave murphy is a comedian himself. he's got some good jokes up his sleeve as well. still ahead a popular
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>> it was a violent day in turkey with two separate attacks. first, two women opened fire at the u.s. consulate in is stainablistanbul. one of the women was injured in the crossfire and captured in a nearby building where she was hiding. police are still searching for the other female. police holding machine guns blocked off streets leading to the consulate. the building was intact and its flag was flying. also in istanbul someone
set off a car bomb at a police station, then fired on police inspecting the scene. four people died in that explosion. the two attackers were reportedly killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. at least 10 people including civilians were hurt. there were no immediate claims of responsibility. brian. >> all right alicia. crews on four different commercial flights say they spotted a drone while they were getting ready to land at newark liberty interception nat airport this past weekend. the faa says the planes were between two and 3,000 feet and less than 15 miles from the airport when they saw the drone. none of the pilots had to change their landing patterns because of it but the faa says complaints about drones have become more common as more and more people buy them. turns out flying a drone near an airport is illegal and also comes way $25,000 fine. >> wegmans is still hiring workers for its new store in delaware county. between 100 and 125 positions
remain open at the concordeville location on route 202. wegmans has already filled more than 300 other jobs here. construction is well under way and the store is expected to open on sunday, november 8th. great news in our area. >> berkshire hathaway has acquired another company but even for billionaire william buffet it is a big deal. it will spend $37.2 billion for precision cath cart. that is the most buffets company has ever spent for a single acquisition. precision makes parts for aircraft makers and other industrial companies. companies. no you how is this for a monday. green arrows across-the-board as we take a look at the closing numbers on wall street today, the dow snapping a seven day losing streak soaring 242 points on the on the day, nasdaq up 58, s & p
up 26 and a half points on the day. diet pepsi getting rid of a key ingredient in hopes of getting more people to drink more soda. pepsi says it's diet formula will no longer contai couldn't aspertame. sales of diet soda has been falling off and eliminating it could make them buy it again. the diet versions of coke dr. pepper and others still use it. >> astronauts on the international space station are eating their greens today and this is not your typical farm to table fresh fair. check this out. nasa says astronauts ate red romaine lettuce today that you grown on the space station itself. it is the first food that humans have ever grown in space. nasa says the concept of a space garden is necessary for any deep space mission since astronauts will be in transit for so long. experts are specifically targeting a mission to mars. how cool is that.
>> makes me feel pathetic because i can barely grow anything on earth and they're doing it up there. >> i know somebody who has a garden that is something to boast about right. >> meteorologist adam joseph. >> wait, have i brought you guys in any veggies. >> i'm just saying. >> i have to step up my game. speaking of lettuce an green thumb there's some green on the radar here just south of vineland and also an area just to the south and west of philadelphia on the border of new jersey, delaware and the state of pennsylvania. there you can see some of these light showers near malvern heading towards berwyn as well as west chester, chadds ford, down to wilmington. fairly dampening the ground as they're pushing from the south to the north but the real heavy action will hold off until after the midnight hour. if you're heading up towards musikfest, though, in the lehigh valley we've got jerry seinfeld on the stage here tonight, 8:30 p.m., a lot of clouds. there could be an isolated shower around with temperatures at 71 degrees. so, bring some rain gear just in case this evening. right now it's 73 in the
lehigh valley. it looks cool everywhere with temperatures in the low 70's because of that wind off of the water and once again as expected we have those rip currents at the shore because of that persistent wind coming in out of the southeasterly direction and also the atmosphere is a little more humid than it was over the weekend. if we take a wider look at satellite and radar, there's a warm front in the ohio valley approaching pittsburgh and that is where we're seeing the thunderstorms really kick off along with some heavy downpours so future tracker will show by midnight tonight, still some scattered light showers but you're starting to see some of the reds and yellows to the west of lancaster. they moved through here between 2 o'clock and 5 o'clock in the morning. that's the heaviest action and then it pushes to the north and east in time for the morning rush hour right around 8 o'clock. most of it north of trenton towards new york city and it's really just cloudy with leftover damp roadways. so, what to expect here between about that 2 o'clock and 8 o'clock in the morning hour? those jolting thunderstorms. if you're a dreamer, sorry but
it may interrupt that dream tonight. three-quarters to an inch and a half of rain is expected overnight, ponding on the roadways and there could be that slow early morning commute especially if there's some leftover ponding on the roadways. tomorrow afternoon we're not going to see the action like we will overnight tonight. it's just scattered during the afternoon tomorrow with a leftover downpour or thunderstorm so again the worst of it will come through while most of us are sleeping. your four day at 4:00 humid with that scattered thunderstorm still possible tomorrow afternoon but really it's a cloudy muggy day at 82 degrees. wednesday clouds and sun, dropping humidity at 85 degrees. and then we take the clouds away and the humidity completely on thursday. the pick of the week. beautiful at 83 degrees and we warm it back up to 87 on friday but still low humidity, a lot of sun and just a few clouds, so late night tonight you got an early alarm clock for many of us. if you're a light sleeper.
>> i put the pill pillow over my head. >> we vol kids. >> agreed. >> adam thanks very much. the spoken word got some pretty powerful treatment today. >> the silky skin of a are arabian glistening in the sun. >> that was one of the many young performers who took the stage at the mann this morning as part of the young people's concert series. young artists recited poetry played music and danced all in tribute to the three kings frederick douglas martin luther king jr. and nelson mandell l what a talented group of kids. >> incredible. lots of proud parents i'm sure in that crowd. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane gets ready to speak publically about the charges she's facing. >> plus a deadly accident kills two people in philadelphia today. now police say they know what caused it. >> and we want to remind you go to facebook and like the 6abc "action news" facebook page. that will give you acutes suspect to all the top stories we're following, weather
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>> brand new at 4:00 we know the names now of two people killed this morning in a nasty crash in philadelphia's lawncrest section. it happened around 2:30 a.m. at adams and whitaker avenues. police say 24-year-old rosaya galvez was speeding. she hit the curb then a utility box and that caused the vehicle to flip over. she and her passenger 30-year-old jeffrey chavez were both thrown from the car and they died at the scene. >> police in germantown are looking for the man who got into an argument with a convenience store worker and then ended up robbing the place. it happened at the in and out deli on the 5100 block of germantown avenue last thursday. police say the suspect was fighting with the clerk and started punching the plexiglas on the counter. he eventually broke it and video shows him reaching through the glass to then grab
a bottle of liquor. police want anyone who might recognize this man to please call them. still ahead here today we explore what's next for kathleen kane 48 hours after the attorney general turned herself in on criminal charges. >> plus, a bible getting thrown under the bus today. why some local cycling groups have a problem with the proposal that would force bikers to wary flect tiff vests at night. that's in big talker. >> kids may dread going back to school but many parents dread back to school shopping. we'lwe'll help ease the pain of that ever expanding list by showing you some easy ways to save hundreds of dollars. >> ♪ comfort keepers can provide a variety of custom in-home services for your aging loved ones, including medication reminders and transportation to the doctor. ♪
>> it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with the latest on a story that is still developing at this hour. we now know that three people were shot in wilmington, delaware, this afternoon. one fatally. investigators say one victim was found inside a home on the 400 block of west seventh street around 2 o'clock this afternoon. another woman was found a block away. no other information has been released about the third victim or which victim died. police also say a child was taken to the hospital for treatment but it's not yet clear just why. we'll continue to monitor this story throughout the evening for you. stay with "action news" both on air and online at 6abc.com for the very latest developments. >> now to the latest on that criminal case involving pennsylvania's top prosecutor. you are looking now at a split screen as kathleen kane in 20's 13 and again this week.
in both she's wearing white surrounded by a sea of people but that's where the similarities end. on the left cane is being sworn in, on the right she's turning herself in. for more on what's next for that embattled attorney general we turn now to "action news" reporter john rawlins live in norristown. john. >> reporter: hi, brian. well, the attorney general when she was here saturday afternoon to turn herself in and to be arraigned in norristown she was stoic and silent. now the word comes that she will break that silence wednesday at a news conference in harrisburg. kathleen kane matter, the attorney general under indictment but vowing to stay in the job. do people care? is it on their radar screen? on a scale of one to five, five being very interested,. >> right now i'm about a one. it's unfortunate that these political things happen but i would want to know more about it before i could really say whether it bothers me or not. >> reporter: in a decidely
unscientific sample not a burning interest. >> to be honest, not really. if she's guilty, she should just resign. >> reporter: with kane to speak later this week public opinion could shift. for now the first democrat, the first woman ag who was swept into office maintains she is innocent but having the highest law enforcement officer in pennsylvania under a criminal cloud awkward say the least. george perry a philadelphia attorney and one time prosecutor wonders about the morale of the ag staff and wonders how kane can do her job while mounting her own defense an. >> she would open herself up to criticism. maybe people would want to say she's being hypocritical. >> reporter: there's been talks of effort to remove kane either by impeachment or administrative channels using something called rule 208 that due "egregious conduct" can be used to temporarily suspends an attorney's law license something an ag must have. perry explains how it might apply.
>> the supreme court, if it wanted, could suspend her law license during the pen dense see of these criminal charges and if they suspends her law license then she's a matter of constitutional law would become unqualified to hold the office of attorney general. >> reporter: well, that rule 208 process should it take place is confidential. the associated press reported today that a representative of the supreme court declined to say if a complaint had been filed with the court. in the meantime, attorney general kane has said, as we said, she will speak about the charges against her at a news conference at 1 o'clock in the afternoon wednesday in harrisburg. live in norristown, john rawlins channel6 "action news." brian. >> and a lot of people looking forward to that news conference much thank you. 6abc.com is your home for continuing updates on the kane case. that's where you can find raw video of kane arriving for her arraignment this past weekend. the list of charges against her and details about the history of this complex investigation.
>> philadelphia police are trying to figure out why a young man viciously attacked a gas station clerk in strawberry mansion last week. surveillance video shows the suspect walking around the sunoco on the 1700 block of north 33rd street early last wednesday morning. about 90 minutes later cameras caught the man returning to the store and immediately kicking in a secured door that led to the cash register area. the suspect then attacked the 52-year-old clerk punching him in the head and face. police say he ran off without taking anything. if you have any information on this beating, call central detectives. >> emergency repairs are under way at this hour in center city after a sinkhole opened up right near city hall. the action cam was out along the area of 15th and chestnut this morning. that's where a portion of the road caved in sometime overnight. the philadelphia streets department blocked that hole with traffic cones and barricades. during the rush hour this morning. at least check, crews were still working to fix that situation. >> some thrill seekers got
more than they bargained for. they got stuck high above the ground at dorney park in allentown today. and "action news" viewer sent us this video of the talon rollercoaster. park officials say a warning light flashed so they decided to stop the cars as they approached a big drop. and because of some rain in the area, they decided to evacuate the ride. passengers will to walk down the side. luckily no one was hurt. dorney hasn't said just how long they were trapped up there. probably some harrowing moments i'm sure. when breaking news or weather happens in your area we invite you to do what this viewer did and join the action. e-mail your photos and videos to join the action at 6abc.com or use the #6abcaction on social media. >> sincerely hope my wife was not watching because i'll never get her on a rollercoaster again. >> keep 2 feet on the ground. >> well a-spectacular weekend. not so nice monday. >> no, really kind of bleak out there today. a lot of clouds and scattered showers around. the humidity is coming back up but storm will be arriving
when we go to bed overnight tonight. presently a lot of clouds in center city. it's dry but light showers west of the city. 78 is your temperature. the dewpoint back out of the 50's into the 60's so it's humid again with that southerly wind and the heat index sitting at 80 degrees but the real tropical humidity is still waiting in the wings south and west of pittsburgh, charles storks west virginia, roanoke in the low 70's right now for the dewpoints and that is what is going to push in overnight tonight and with the introduction of that tropical humidity you can see those downpours and thunderstorms erupting in that same area and as they move in from the southwest to the north and east overnight tonight they're not going to fall apart like they typically would because we have a lot of atmospheric energy overnight tonight in the form of that very strong winds just aloft so we'll be tracking those on future tracker to let you know exactly the timing we're expecting this tonight and we'll chat about a big drop in the humidity.
we have the good and bad in that seven-day forecast. >> little bit of everything. adam thanks very much. all right. college students all across the tri-state area listen up. you're going get a three day weekend next month courtesy of one special visitor from the vatican. temple university has now added its name to the list of area schools that will shut down on friday september 25th. the other colleges include drexel university, the university of pennsylvania, the community college of philadelphia, villanova university and rutgers camden in new jersey. of course pope francis will be in philadelphia saturday the 26th and sunday the 27th but traffic restrictions begin that friday. now remember you can always get updates on the papal visit by following at 6abc pope on twitter. we're posting the latest news pictures as we prepare for the arrival of pope francis in september. >> here's something to think about. some expectant mothers are getting worried about how they're going get to philadelphia hospitals if they go into labor the weekends the pope is in town.
certainly a concern. "action news" anchor monica malpass is live in the news room with more on that story. monica, a lot of stress for those moms. >> reporter: already a scary time, alicia. exactly. so hospitals in philadelphia are trying to figure out how to get mothers to be who are expecting that last week in september safely through that zone to their hospital inform fact this mom we talked to was so concerned about getting to the hospital on time she already backed a hotel room nearby just to be ready. coming up at 5:00 ali gorman will tell us what plans are already set at city hospitals to ensure other safe deliveries. also it's that time of the year to prepare your students for heading back to school. we have some tipples on how to make the start avenue new school year a healthy one. that's on "action news" at 5:00. those stories and more in a little bit. we'll see you guys at 5 o'clock. alicia. >> monica thank you. 500 local students will have brand new gear when they head back to school. citizens bank volunteers gave the new back packs to the latin american action committee of montgomery county in norristown.
the bags are suffered with supplies including pencils note books and crayons. citizens bank is donating a total of 24,000 back packs across the tri-state area. i know that's a big help to a lot of families. >> yeah, no question about it. update via twitter my wife is watching and says no rollercoasters. >> #no rollercoasters. she means business. >> still ahead from hidden deals you can get just by walking into the store to the best day to shop, we're helping to you save hundreds on back to school shopping. >> plus f-one pennsylvania lawmakers gets his way, this fashion statement would become as essential as a bike helmet. why some local cycling groups have a problem with the proposal. that's coming up in big talkers. >> plus, gone with the wind astonishing video shows what happens when you accidentally drive into a tornado. >> and meteorologist add testimonadamjoseph returning wil accuweather forecast when "action news" returns right after this. ♪
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brands but just to be safe try cheese or bred instead to give your dog medication. >> to the big talkers now a big outrage over a t-shirt sold on amazon.com an big campaign being spearhead by a local teacher to take it off the market. the t-shirt reads keep calm and kill your teacher. a teacher in cherry hill new jersey posted to our 6abc "action news" facebook page letting us know she started a change.org petition writing amazon i'm shocked at your poor decision making. we deserve an apology. teachers are the ones protecting students when crazed gunmen come into their school and now they think students should kill them. this shirt needs to stop being sold immediately. at this hour the product is no longer available. we're not sure if it's because of the petition which has close to 7,000 signatures. either way you can't get it. now, the keep calm franchise has been popular for awhile now. the t-shirt you're looking at on the screen there is one being told by cafe press.
that design also sparking outrage and anger. it reads keep calm and kill yourself. bike riders abound in our area especially in center city and there's a new bill being proposed by a pennsylvania lawmaker that's getting thrown under bus by a lot of those bike lifts. state representative anthony deluca from pittsburgh wants cyclists around the state to warwear reflective clothes when they bike at night. he likened it to the hunting gear worn by hunters to keep them visible and safe. bike advocates are not happy about this saying that forcing people to buy and wear app special vest will actually deter potential riders. the bike coalition of greater philadelphia started a petition saying this is bad legislation because right now cyclists are already required to have reflective lights on the fronts and backs of their bikes to make them visible. especially to drivers so isn't that enough, you need not wear the vest. whether you're hip to this
or not senior photos have become sort of a glam modeling session. this senior in saint louis says she wanted pictures that really captured her personality who she truly is. she had them taken at her favorite spot taco bell. 17-year-old brittany nicole creek hired a photographer just like all the other kids and snapped a whole spread at her favorite fast food joint. she tweeted to her peeps remember when i told you guys i was going to get my senior pics taken at taco bell and thought i was joking, oh, no, this is for real. in her profile she also adds that her life goal is to be in taco bell commercials. she polite get her wish. she's not whether the school will let her use the taco bell shots at her official senior photos but she says she's going the fight for it brian. they kind of came out cute. i would like to see more tacos. >> yeah, i suspect she'll be in a commercial pretty soon. >> looks like one. >> thanks very much alicia. let's get another check on the roads right now. matt pelman standing by once again in the "action news" traffic center with an update on a monday afternoon. hey, matt.
>> brian you'll no quiero rain. we have it in a few spots. i think that's hueve for rain in spanish. here in portions of chester county wet conditions and very slow traffic here along 202 southbound side from approaching this point at 29 malvern down to the work zone at 401 as you head towards exton. if you're head towards musikfest you've got problems. on the northeast extension an earlier broken down vehicle approaching the lansdale interchange. all lanes are opened now but you're looking at speeds like 8 miles per hour as you come north of plymouth meeting and head up towards lansdale. yes, musikfest does continue in bethlehem so also expect extra traffic along 22 and 78 and folmer drive remains closed because of a sinkhole by the bethlehem skate away. that's been closed for the last week or so. watching a crash in overbrook this afternoon. seventy-seventh street at woodcrest avenue. emergency construction the sinkhole by city hall so 15th street which is a southbound
street remains blocked. seventeenth a better bet and expect congestion through that area. congestion of course we've got the u going on, the slow go on the schuylkill overto the vine to northbound 95. 95 in delco problems earlier this afternoon all gone now. northbound just a little sluggishness from 452 up towards the blue route. we'll check it again brian and alicia coming up in the next half hour. >> you were so close. it's uvia rain. >> uvia. >> points for effort. >> a plus for effort. speaking of the uvea, the rain, meteorologist adam joseph will have the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast breaking it all down for us right after this. at longhorn... steak like this doesn't need anything else. which is why we don't just add, anything else. longhorn steaks that sizzle for $12.99.
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some of this rain. >> we desperately need the rain. >> your garden. >> yes, every gardens not just mine, every garden in the delaware valley needs a little drink of water and they'll get quite a bit overnight tonight. as we take a look look at double scan live radar even right now we're getting a couple sprinkles in parts of chester county, new castle county, some portions of southern new jersey. it's not very heavy but, hey, we'll take every little drop that we will get. malvern exof exton, west chester as you head straight down towards chadds ford and route one away from chadds ford towards oxford, a couple of sprinkles on the radar scope here hitting the windshield but this is nothing compared to what's going to pull through here after the midnight hour. 73 right now in allentown. temperatures are on the coolish side because of winds coming in off of the atlantic. not the best of beach days there. once again rip currents has been an issue. humidity increasing through the 70's is not terribly comfortable out there. you're starting to feel the humidity especially if you work outdoors.
satellite showing to the west clouds continue to really build up and on radar a bunch of downpours and thunderstorms in the ohio valley. there's a warm front draped right through here and that's what's going to push through here in the wee hours of the morning. so, you're going to see a lot on radar here. future tracker between about two, 5, 6 o'clock in the morning, torrential rain, vivid lightning as that area of rain and that warm front passes through. most of it should pass to the north during the morning rush. however, if it's timing is off just a little bit some of us still may deal with some of those torrential downpours during the morning rush. lunchtime tomorrow it's cloudy, muggy with scattered downpours and thunderstorms around and the same thing into the afternoon at 4 o'clock. the biggest concentration of and the widespread storms will pass through between 2 o'clock and 8 o'clock in the morning with that line of very heavy downpours and lightning and then 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon through 7 o'clock on tuesday, the storms are more scattered in variety and they
could have some isolated strong wind gusts with them. 74 is the ocean but again, i wouldn't even plan on a beach day tomorrow. a lot of clouds with that gusty thunderstorm in the morning and a possibility again in the afternoon with a high temperature of 78 degrees. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, humid tomorrow with scattered storms throughout the day but everyone getting that widespread storm very early in the morning at 82. sun and clouds wednesday dropping humidity at 85. the pick of the week will be thursday. very low humidity. lots of sunshine. 83 degrees. and then it warms right back up on friday into the upcoming weekend with temperatures in the upper 80's, maybe an isolated thunderstorm saturday afternoon. and then sunny and hots on monday with a temperature of 90 degrees. so, you got an early morning alarm clock for some of us by mother nature tomorrow. >> and then the sun comes back. >> speaking of alarm clock back to school time is upon us and we're going to talk about
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♪ two wheels a turnin'... >> here now with what's the deal and kids may be dreading going back to school but parents are equally dreading that back to school shopping. overall americans are expected to spend a staggering $68 billion on supplies this year but we found some ways to slash your family's bill by hundreds of dollars. it's that time year again. >> light blue? here. >> reporter: that means hitting the stores. >> you get it? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> reporter: with those back to school lists. >> lunch box, pencils. >> reporter: every year this family of four spends over $1,500 getting ready tour school. >> with two kids i'm spending twice as much. >> and you're going to have three kids. >> and with a third on the way i feel like i'm a little bit
more even budget conscious. >> reporter: interlindsay powers editorial director of yahoo parenting armed with easy ways to save. first, did you know their apps like i bought a or e bates that will pay you to shop. just search for your store and ka-ching cash back on all your purchases. >> 2 percent cash back. it's activated and you can combine it with whatever is already on sale. >> reporter: next up sign up for mailing lists. those lists give exclusive sales only to subscribers. his ll bean listing alerted them to a 25 percent off deal on back packs and lunch boxes that they were already planning to buy. >> your total is $103. at 25 percent off, that's going to take your total down to about 75 bucks. >> that's great. >> reporter: and if you're shopping online lindsey says check sites or apps like retail me not or shop-ular like this 25 percent off at staples. >> all your school supplies just over $160.
we've added this coupon it's dropped down to about $140. >> reporter: those same apps also alerting to you in store deals using the gps locator on your phone to find you savings as soon as you walk in. >> you ready to go shopping? thumbs up. >> reporter: after ringing it all up,. >> your total is $400 and 98. and i've gotten a 35 percent off code. >> you actually saved $163. your total is only $240. you saved a ton of money. >> ♪ >> wow. >> right. all in all the family saved more than $250 or about 15 percent of their back to school budget. you know it all adds up. >> that's huge. no question at alicia. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00. for adam joseph alicia vitarelli i'm brian taff. join us for "action news at 10:00 on phl17. >> coming up next on "action news" at 5:00 tonight lifeguards jump into action
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> a car slams into a philadelphia home and bursts into flames overnight. the elderly man who lived inside survived and tonight the driver is facing charges of dui. monday night and the big story on "action news" is the latest on the crash that forced an 85-year-old man out of his northeast philadelphia home. >> "action news" reporter david henry is live tonight along the 8600 block of bustleton avenue where it happened with the full story for us. david. >> hey monica. 85-year-old charlie manuel adamo was sitting a claire in the basement of his house watching television when a car claim flying down benton avenue across bustleton avenue and right into his house. he had just missed -- it just missed hitting him. >> all of a sudden i heard a
large explosion behind me and the whole house shook and i shook. >> reporter: the impact knocked 85-year-old carmen adamo right out of his chair. he was cut and bruised but alive. he thought there had been an explosion. >> smoke, dust all flying about me and it knocked me right out of the chair. >> reporter: carmen made his way upstairs and had to crawl down a fireman's ladder to safety. his next door neighbor in the twin house was jolted out of bed by the impact. the car burst into flames inside carmen's house. >> within no seconds it just flame like crazy up in the roof. i was like my -- i thought within one moment i thought my house is going, too. i was like wow. >> reporter: everyone got out safely including the driver of the car. police have charged 34-year-old katherine ryan of rhawnhurst with dui and other offenses. carmen says she came into his life at exactly the wrong time. last week he buried his wife, phyllis, who had b