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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m., monday, august # 1, here's what's happening. >> we have new information on a hit-and-run crash that killed an off-duty philadelphia police officer. >> a female prisoner is on the run after escaping for a new york city hospital. >> preparing for the pope, a campaign gets underway to try to make pope francis' visit more festive and less bothersome. >> let's get a look at weather, karen rogers is in for david, and matt pellman has traffic. >> reporter: good morning, we have clouds and fog and showers around. let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, this is light, i think it looks more pronounced
on our radar that's so tense i have -- sensitive. we're getting light showers, we're seeing that happening this morning, watch to that as you're stepping outside. 68 in quakertown. 7 # in warrington. >> reporter: 76 in center city. the suburbs in new jersey, mostly in the low 70s, 72 in browns mills. 74 in glassboro. dover, delaware, 74 degrees, it's warm and muggy. satellite and radar showing we have lots of cloud cover, showers that are trying to sneak in, as well. we'll see a chance for those showers anytime in the early afternoon hours, most of it happening early this morning. 81 degrees by 8:00 a.m. lots of clouds and a shower, noon, 86 degrees, maybe a leftover shower in one or two spots. # p.m., partly sunny skies, 90. 6:00 p.m., 90 coming down from a high of 91. it's hot and humid and we're
turning up the heat in the next couple of days. >> reporter: it is the last morning of august, my goodness why can't january and february go this quickly. a lot of people heading back to school and back to work after the weekend. we're seeing building volume southbound lanes of i-95 entering the work zone and father south entering the work season at girard. at this point delays are not too bad along i-95. this is the schuylkill expressway our beloved schuylkill expressway by spring garden street. so far so good hear, as -- heres well. they are closing the ramps that connect to spring garden this week. northeast extension southbound near lansdale and mid county, same place where we had a disabled vehicle, now it's a crash taking out the lane south of the lansdale interchange. expect slowing coming from
lansdale. we had construction in langhorne that was closing big oak road is open and ready for you this morning. work closed the ramp from the black horse southbound to 295 southbound all weekend long in belmawr, that too, is back in business for this monday morning. tam. >> thank you, matt. this morning a man is awaiting formal charges police say he hit a man on motorcycle and fled the scene. the man he killed was an off-duty police officer. katherine scott is live with the details. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, the 58-year-old philadelphia man remains in police custody. he has not been formally charged yet and police believe he was under the influence when i hit an off-duty officer who was on the motorcycle and fled the scene. >> fortunately we would witnesses. >> reporter: witnesses who helped police track down a driver who collided with an off-duty police officer on the
motorcycle. lamar poole was assigned to the 12th district a husband and father. >> lamar poole is an 18 year veteran of the 1th district and survived by his wife and seven kids. >> reporter: the accidents happened at 4:00 p.m. at residential -- roosevelt boulevard and detective -- deavereau, the driver got out of the car and took off. the 58-year-old driver was stopped less than a mile from the crash site. pool was the second police officer to die in an off-duty crash in days. rafael ali died when he lost control of his pick up truck. >> this is the time we gather together and support each other the most. >> reporter: live at the 12th district where officers are mourning the loss of officer lamar poole.
the other driver is in custody, but has not been formally charged yet. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> this is new video just in from the a house fire in kensington section. crews knocked down hot spots on the roof. nobody was home when the fire broke out at 4:00 a.m. the fire marshal is investigating the cause. a ridley fashion police officer is recovered at home after being shot twice on the job. he responded to a call for a suicidal man yesterday morning at an apartment complex in norwood. he and his partner tried talking to darrell berk, but berk opened fire, the hanley was hit twice once in the chest and once in the leg. >> to be hit twice, and to be standing here talking, somebody was looking out for me. >> berk was hit by return fire
he faces arraignment. a 25-year-old female prisoner was brought to a hospital after complaining of bruising and said she was pregnant. it's not confirmed she was pregnant. she was arrested for petty larceny. the woman was last seen wearing a hospital gown. a new poll is making headlines. the numbers show the race between the democratic candidates is getting closer. des moines register bloomberg politics iowa poll bernie sanders is gaining on clinton. clfnt -- clinton is 37%, he is 30%. signage will be throughout city as part of the i'll be
there campaign. the city launched the campaign last week to convince people and businesses that security restrictions put in place won't be as inconvenient as first advertised. traders on wall street are probably wondering if they have to restock their supply of maalox as they prepare for more volatility later this week. maribel ab he were -- aber is live at the nasdaq. >> reporter: futures point to a lower open. we have a busy week with construction spending and motor vehicle sales and august jobs report is due out. lexus is the number one car brand for customer satisfaction. it came out on top in the american customer satisfaction. honda acura was second, lincoln was third. fiat was the worst and chrysler next to last. customer satisfaction was down as prices rise and recalls
continue to be announced. finally the last lunch menu from the titanic is going on the auction block. it was saved by a passenger who took it off the sinking boat. you wonder what was on the menu in 1920, potted shrimp for one, it was a favorite of ian fledge and guess who -- flemming, and guess who, james bond. >> reporter: all of all things to take, the ship is sinking take the menu, kind of surprising. storm tracker 6 live double scan around the region we have light showers through the area, not all this is reaching ground, you get the idea south and east of the city you're dealing with showers, we have a chance of a shower at any point.
let's go outside i want to show you what it looks like, sky6 live hd taking a little bit as it looks down the shore in atlantic city. we have lots of clouds and areas with fog and reduced visibility. in the city itself, 76 degrees, it is dewpoint is 67 feeling moist, humid out there with the flow out of the south slrks as well as at 7 -- southwest at 7 miles per hour. the barometer is steady. satellite and radar showing we have a good amount of cloud cover in place, partly sunny skies, you can see some of the showers, as well, pulling out of the southwesterly flow. dealing with clouds and spotty showers this morning, but that's not stopping us from turning up the heat. 91 degrees for the high once again today. 8:00 a.m., 79 degrees, lots of clouds, peeks of sunshine and a spotty shower. 11:00 a.m., 81 degrees, clouds and sunshine, 2:00 p.m., 89 under partly sunny skies and 5:00 p.m., 9 on the degrees, so really feeling it for the heat not only today, but through the
week. it's a week wrurvelt take your -- where you need to take your time if you're outdoors. 90 are to the high in allentown. 89 in millville. 86 degrees inland in pomona, atlantic city. hurricane fred winds sustained at 80 miles per hour. it became a hurricane from a tropical storm. still powerful and starting to see an eye take shame as the organized at this point. but 35 miles per hour south of cape islands. it's a long ways out, but we're looking at that right now. looking at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds and sunshine, 91 degrees for the high today with a stray shower around, tomorrow, september arrives, but feeling the heat, 93 degrees, wednesday, hot and humid, 94. hotter still. thursday, even though we'll see a spotty storm here, 94 degrees
is the high. not giving us any relief. friday, 91 degrees with clouds and sunshine. but we are starting to feel a little better by saturday not as hot for the temple game, 88 degrees for the high, clouds and sun, and then on sunday a little bit more comfortable with mostly sunny skies and 85 degrees for the high, a shower on sunday. >> 6:11 up next more stories you didn't see last night. including the legal fallout from a forgetful mom who left her baby behind in a shopping cater. >> it's time to brush up on geography because north america's highest mountain peak is going by a different name. >> reporter: geography says this is doylestown bucks county, it's very quiet out here this morning. we'll check 6 cameras in 60 seconds and see if it is quiet after the break. hey, mom and dad! hey, kiddo!
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live look here out across our already busy roadways here, people up getting out there and getting to work. now we have more school buses on the road, as well. 6:14, 77 degrees, make sure you eat a nice healthy breakfast before you go to class today everyone, including mr. matt pellman. >> reporter: i did not, but do
not follow my example. i'm going to eat trail mix in a little bit because it's national trail mix day. i've got my stopwatch ready to go, it is time for 6 cameras in 60 seconds, the 6:00 a.m. hour on channel 6. bloormt, 476 in -- blue route 476 in conshohocken metal coming toward the northeast -- headlights coming toward the northeast extension. southbound there is a crash taking out the right lane. heading toward the blue route so far so good no major problems to report at this point. 422 headlights coming eastbound heading toward trooper road and king of prussia overnight construction is gone, i think so this are moving well along 422. this is the boulevard extension close to ridge avenue in east falls 38 seconds, headlights coming southbound toward the schuylkill expressway no complaints things are dry in
east falls. just a little bit of building volume heading toward the schuylkill expressway. on the vine street expressway so far so good, westbound tail lights a few people tapping their brakes, but overall the traffic is moving fine ray long 676. if you're heading to 676 by via the ben no problems. >> president obama will restore the name of mount mckinley's original name denali. this is the first time a sitting president has traveled to alaska where he will focus on climate change. tom brady will find out if his four game suspension will be upheld. the judge is requiring brady and goodell in court today. the nfl says brady conspired to
deflate footballs. the nfl players young called the suspension unfair and biased. authorities in arizona are filing charges against a mother for leaving her baby in a shopping cart. she left her baby on the sidewalk outside a salon. it is unclear how long the baby was there. police know they located peterson 40 minutes after the baby was found. she told them she forget she left the baby there. the boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but he was not hurt. >> kanye west goes on an epic rant and admits to being high and offers a final statement that came out of left field. karen. >> reporter: the kids today i know many of them are getting ready for back to school. storm tracker 6 live showing spotty showers around. that will be the case for the early hours, warm and humid,
77 degrees, we'll talk temperatures the rest of the week when "action news" comes right back. >> a major league pitcher throws his first no hitter. up next tech bytes. >> reporter: google launches a new search engine. if you're looking for a plumber or electrician, you can get it from the search page it's only available in san francisco area. >> a beta version in play station history is out in november. big money for copies of one of the worst video games ever. copies of et the extra terrestrial was buried because it was so bad. someone has a copy selling on ebay for over 100 grand. those are your tech bytes.
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gather a little bit earlier than normal on the schuylkill expressway, could it be back to school volume? perhaps on 76. westbound sides there's a crowd approaching this point toward gladwyn you see people hitting the brakes. we have a crash on the northeast extension southbound past lansdale, speeds in the 20s, because it continues to block the right lane. there's a new wreck lower salford along township line road at old 40-foot road. so far so good everything is on time on the regional rails, karen. >> reporter: 77 degrees, satellite and radar, showing lots of clouds and showers around, we have a good chance foreseeing a shower through the early morning hours, not all that is reaching ground. it's a light sprinkle. 9:00 a.m., 81 degrees, lots of clouds and shower, noon, 86. clouds and sun, 3:00 p.m., partly sunny skies and 90.
the high today 91 coming down from that at 6:00 p.m. 87 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 91 is the high today. tomorrow, september arrives, heating things up 893. wednesday, hot and humid, 94 staying at 94 on thursday, no relief on friday, 91. an extended look at the heat and humidity, matt and tam. >> the last true blast of summer. america as a sugar problem and we're getting specifics on how to measure it. if you're getting more than ten% of your calories from added sugars you're getting too much. that would measure out to 1 tea spoons of sugar a day. given the link between sugar and diabetes and heart disease. chase utley and his new dodgers team can't catch a break. cubs pitcher, jake arrieta threw a new hitter struck out a season
high 1 batters including all three dodgers in the -- 12 batters including all three dodgers in the 9th inning gs. serena williams goes for a grand slam the last person to win all title in the same calendar year was stephi graff in 1988. >> she can do it, go serena. 6:23. kanye west delivers an epic rant at the music video awards. >> katherine scott is at the 12th district. >> reporter: an off-duty police officer was killed over the weekend in a crash on the boulevard. police have a man in custody. we're live in southwest philadelphia with that story coming up at 6:30.
>> the atlanta braves say as they are deeply saddened by a fan's death on saturday night. 60-year-old gregory murray fell from the upper deck. he was a long time season ticket holder and park nate -- passionate fan. atlanta police say there was no indication of any foul play. shark warning signs will be posted at a california beach where a shark decided to take out a surf board. eleanor dempsey was surfing when
a young white shark about 6 feet long swam under the board. she pushed the board toward the shark as she jumped off. other surfers helped her getaway from the shark she was not injured. >> conway west stole the show at the mtv music video awards. what brought down the house was what he said at the end of a 13 minute rant. >> as you probably could have guessed by this moment i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> 13 minutes in that's not what i was guessing. he was honored with the michael jackson video vanguard award. he admitted his rambles were high on marijuana. >> if he is 0 on a role why not run for president next year.
>> happening now on "action news," the humidity is back and so is the chance for another heat wave. >> a suspect is in custody awaiting a charges in a hit-and-run that killed an off-duty police officer. terminal take down a man is arrested after sneaking by a security screening at newark liberty airport. >> good morning, 6:30, monday, august 31. david murphy is off, let's find out what's going on with accuweather and karen rogers. matt pellman is watching the roads good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're starting with clouds up above, we have spotty showers let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan around the region, a lot of this is not actually reaching ground, but you get the idea we have spotty showers,
they are coming up from the south with the southwesterly flow that's making it hotter and more humid today. satellite 6 and action radar showing the clouds that are here we're getting showers and we'll look for a spotty shower here or there, overall checking .01 of an inch. not a big deal. it's warm and muggy, 76 degrees. 8:00 a.m., 81. you see the progression of temperatures. we're staying dry through most of the day. the afternoon hot even humid high of 91 degrees, we keep that heat and the humidity coming for the next couple of days matt, moor -- more on that in a moment. >> reporter: i have a fear the bagles and coffee maybe light this morning, because the van that was pulling a food cart has become disabled. right lane out of commission,
the food truck stuck. do expect slowing coming down from 9th street. as we watch live are penndot is pulling up to the scene hopefully to save the day. the food truck has to get on the move. meanwhile, on i-95 we're starting to move slowly in the southbound lanes from cottman from allegheny into girard. i-95 is a road we see a difference between summertime volume and school year volume. this morning we're seeing extra people on i-95 southbound. next week we'll see more as the philadelphia schools are back in session. that's not until next week. northeast extension southbound side the crash has cleared out. speeds in the 20s coming down from lansdale. lower salford 40-foot road at built more states. watch out for a crash at shorty's sun flower cafe. a two-alarm house fire in
trenton new jersey spread to the home next-door it broke out on wood street at 2:00 a.m. firefighters brought it under control in half-hour. we're learning about a hit and run crash that killed an off-duty police officer in philadelphia. katherine scott is live outside the 12 district headquarters where the officer worked. >> reporter: matt here at the 12th district, officers are grieving the loss of lamar poole an 18 year veteran of the philadelphia police department a husband and father of seven. a police motorcade escorted the body of 42 officer lamar poole from the hospital to the medical examiner's office. the 12 district officer was off-duty when he was killed after his motorcycle and toyota collided at the boulevard and deavereau. >> according to witnesses right after the crash, he gets out for
one minute sees what happens and gets back in the car and goes north on the boulevard. but police say a tow truck driver followed the toyota and called police, the car was stopped less than a mile from the crash site. police believe the 58-year-old driver was under the influence. >> you're so cavalier about life, how can you do that, you had the accident deal with the consequences, don't walk away from somebody who was fatally wounded in this case. >> reporter: that 58-year-old man remains in custody. so far he has not been formally charged. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that. and a teenager is being questioned in connection with the deadly hit-and-run in south jersey. the 69-year-old victim took a cab to a diner in vineland. when he realized the restaurant was closed he decided to walk home. a pick up truck struck and
killed the man. the teen who was driving told his father he thought he hit a deer. a man made his way into a secure hallway at newark liberty airport. that led to an evacuation. that man is getting a psychiatric valuation. he used an exit door to enter a secure area around 7:00 p.m. he did have a ticket for a flight, but he came in unscreened through the exit rather than going through the usual procedures. tsa officers gave chase. witnesses say the man got down on the ground when a custom's agent pointed a gun at him. >> as he was marched out of the terminal he had a silly grin laughing to himself as the officers walked him out. >> officials checked out the entire terminal during the ordeal. they did a security sweep with k-9s, it reopened at 9:30. police stopped james smith of west lawn on friday after he was spotted questioning several
people. according to court documents smith told officers he was looking for a man on the federal most wanted list. when asked for i had i.d. he gave a card with the name james sniper with a homeland security badge. they contacted the federal agency and were told he was an imposter. >> the hurricane is weakening as it heads toward hawaii. the category three hurricane could be downgraded to a tropical storm. the islands get ready for high winds and heavy rains and ocean swells. people in florida have not seen the last of tropical storm erica. it will target florida and other southern states with flooding and heavy downpours. florida has recorded the wettest august in state history. residents in tampa are stocking up on sandbags.
>> let's turn to karen rogers and talk about what to expect around here. >> reporter: we have spotty showers, nothing like florida. at this point we're looking at storm tracker 6 live double canal and you can see just some spotty showers here or there, especially south of the city of philadelphia. not all of this is reaching ground. not a lot of precipitation, you're getting sprinkles here and there through the region. it's really not the heat, but the humidity. it's feeling muggy outside and see what it looks like as sky6 live hd looks live. we have areas of low visibility you get a hint of the fog looking at the ben franklin bridge. 7 -6r degrees, it's warm and muggy, the dewpoint 67. winds out of the south/southwest with the warm and humid air mass. we have the always on day planner to help you out throughout the day today. satellite and radar shows all the clouds we have in place, we'll have sunshine breaking
through the clouds. you can seem the showers, as well pulling up from the south and west, nothing significant overall and he and he expectingn inch. it's hot and humid, 8:00 a.m., 79 with a shower in spots. 9:00 a.m., 81. the best chance of a spotty shower would be in the morning, but we can't rule you it out ine afternoon hours. 2:00 p.m., 89, 5:00 p.m., 90 degrees coming down from a high of 91. 91 in the city. lehigh valley, 90. 89 in trenton. 86 degrees along the coastline if you're down near the shore. hurricane fred became a hurricane in the overnight hours, about 35 miles south of the cape verde islands. expect it near that this morning. taking a turn west northwest
over the cooler water and become a tropical depression not forecasted to come near the caribbean or north america. let's look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. clouds and sunshine, 91 degrees for the high. we're keeping the humidity and the heat through the week. by tuesday, september arrives it's a hot one, 93. wednesday, hot and humid, 94. bumping up the temperatures each day, holding steady thursday, 94. spotty storm in place. doesn't provide any relief on friday, 91. saturday, 88 degrees, the temple game it will be warm and muggy. sunday, comfortable, partly sunny skies and 85 degrees a chance of a shower around. >> developing overseas police in thailand have new leads in the search for the suspects behind the shrine bombing.
matt crowded already along 422 on the eastbound side from just past oaks through this point approaching trooper. you can see everybody on the brakes heading to route 23. we'll check the boulevard because of disabled food cart. >> fans are mourning a loss of a legends. that story is later on "action news."
morning time to wake up for work and for many of you for the first time this summer, school, 77 degrees on city avenue. getting up up to 91. this could be the beginning of a heat wave. >> matt pellman you said you were noticing more volume. >> reporter: just a touch. next week we'll see more as the city schools are back in session. it's still a transitional time, some people are down the shore on vacation and some are heading back to school. we're seeing a broken down van pulling a food cart along the boulevard southbound past broad street. penndot is on the scene hopefully assisting. slow speeds on i-95 southbound by cottman, 33 miles per hour,
just 18 as you travel from the betsy ross bridge in toward girard. on schuylkill expressway you're in the 30s and less in spots, westbound between the boulevard and gladwyn. some of the people are stuck back on the boulevard behind the broken down food cart. northeast extension southbound side past lansdale a crash is gone, you have a stretch of slowing coming down from the lansdale interchange. lower salford watch out for a crash by builtmoore states. 663 maugers mill road. glasgow delaware, they will close glasgow avenue starting at 7:00 a.m. through friday september 11. pleasantville they will be closing washington avenue from 7 to 5:30 p.m. stick with mlk junior avenue to get around that work zone. >> there's new developments in
the search for the purpose of the culprits behind the bombing of the shrine in thailand. police released a photo of a thai woman along with a sketch of a foreigner who could be linked to the attack. officials found detonators in two apartments during rates in bangkok over the weekend. it's the first break in the deadly blast that happened august 17. the man accused of gunning down a sheriff's deputy will be arraigned on capitol murder charges. this is the first court appearance of shannon miles. the attack on deputy goforth was unprovoked. >> the wings of two southwest airlines planes clipped 50e67 -- each other at oakland airport. both planes were taken out of
service and undergo an maintenance check. a little league team from central pennsylvania saw its winning streak come to an end. red land took on the japanese in williams port yesterday. the team scalder 11 runs -- scored 11 runs but it was not enough. the fans across the pennsylvania had no reason to hang their heads. >> do they have reason to hang their heads? >> no, they are a great ball club. >> the last team to win the little league world series was from levittown bucks county. >> live from he view of "g.m.a." is up next. hollywood says goodbye to the man who gave us freddie accruinger -- krueger and
bypass eastbound to 113. we have a spill in east norton, avoid white hall road as they clean up. we have slowing on the northeast extension because of the earlier crash now gone past lansdale. the ben franklin bridge right lane is still out because of the patco construction. starting today, the vehicular tunnel under the ben will close indefinitely for roadwork. >> reporter: for kids going back to school maybe you don't have air-conditioning this week is going to be hot. welcome back to school. satellite and radar showing we have clouds and showers early on, it is warm and muggy. looking at the temperature profile. 9:00 a.m., 8 # degrees, clouds and sunshine, a chance of a spotty shower around, noon, 86 degrees, mostly cloudy skies, 3:00 p.m., partly sunny, 90.
6:00 p.m., 87 coming down from a high of 91. a look at the forecast. i want to show you the temperatures, 91. 93, 94, 91. is this september or what, that's what it going to be when september aishes. >> time for a preview of "good morning america." >> amy robach joins us with a look at what's coming up. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hey, tam and matt great to be with you both on this monday morning. talking about the heat, i heard all the 90s rolling off the tongue there. the late summer heat wave, temperatures ten to 20 degrees above normal. multi hurricanes in the pacific, ginger tracking it all for us. outrage over the alleged murder of a texas sheriff deputy. the officer ambushed filling up his patrol car at a gas station. the suspect facing charges if convicted could lead to the death penalty. investigators search for a motive behind the attack. hulk hogan speaking out on
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nobody was home when the fire started on the 3000 block of arbor street. the fire marshal is investigating. charges are pending against a a man who struck and killed an off-duty philadelphia police officer. lamar poole was struck and killed yesterday. businesses throughout center city will receive signage and button as part of the i'll be there campaign to get people excited for pope francis' visit coming up next month. >> reporter: we'll be here when the pope comes to town. here's the roosevelt boulevard soshedz -- southbound by broad street broken down food truck. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan showing a couple of spotty showers keeping it damp in a few spots. 891 degrees is the high partly sunny skies, it's hot and humid, 9:00 a.m., 81.
noon, 86. 3:00 p.m., 90. 6:00 p.m., coming down from the high 87 degrees. hope you like the heat it's sticking around. >> can't do anything about it. good luck to all the kids heading back to school all the teachers, parents, administrators, bus drivers, we'll be back in 30 minutes, for matt, karen, david, tam, i'm matt, see you!
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