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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, march 29th. tam is off. alicia vitarelli joins us and we're following several breaking stories. >> we've learned new details this morning just in the last few minutes about a scare in the air. a highjacked airliner full of passengers makes an emergency landing in cyprus. >> a driver takes off after stopping and killing a man on a south jersey highway. we're live with the search. >> after a windy start to the work week more sun will peek through today. accuweather is tracking the latest.
>> we have a preview right now with david and karen. good morning. >> on satellite this morning, guys, we have a little bit of cloud cover until place but it's high and thin and i do think that it's going to burn off fairly quickly this morning. we should wind up with plenty of sunshine today. temperatures have started to dip a little bit in philadelphia, though. we're down to 49 degrees. 45 in allentown. 45 in reading. 47 in trenton. 47 in wilmington and the upper 40's as we head down toward the shore. the winds, however, which were very blustery late yesterday and last night are still a factor. these are sustained winds 20 miles per hour in philadelphia, most of us in the teens right now. another 20 miles per hour reading in dover. so, a little bit on the breezy side again this morning and you want to be careful of debris in roadways. for the kids on the bus stop mainly clear and breezy. i could see us dipping down into the mid 40's in places that aren't already there between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock this morning. and as we roll through the day it's going to wind up a little cooler this afternoon. 45 degrees by 9:00, 53 by 1:00 and your high today is going to be 57 degrees. that will probably hit around 3:30 or 4 o'clock this
afternoon. fair amount of sunshine and staying on the blustery side. pollen count is still in the medium high range today and staying in the high or medium high range through friday. so, allergy sufferers beware. we get warmer air later in the week. i'll have details on that coming up in the seven day. there is no one on that road, karen. >> nobody and it's the schuylkill. that's good news. we've got a few cars coming. they hear you talking. this is the schuylkill at the blue route. westbound traffic a couple of trucks moving towards king of prussia moving just fine. roads are clear. roads are dry. we've got light volume. what else can i do for you on a tuesday? we have a problem out here in horsham, though. here's a new accident on easton road near moreland avenue. so watch for this accident. just can coming in to us right now. we have ems crews headed to the scene. switching over to i-95 looking live approaching cottman. that's your southbound traffic again very light volume, very early out there. just a few people out and about headed towards center city. we do expect more volume than we saw yesterday, a lot more people headed back to work today.
we've got some construction still going on out here. this is 422 at 23 westbound construction we see penndot with the cones as well as the arrow boards still blocking the left lane. the eastbound construction is wrapped up. we see police just off to the side at this point but westbound out there still a little bit longer. one more live look 42 northbound at creek road, traffic here moving all right, matt. >> thanks, car karen. let's get to our breaking news story. within the past few minutes the president of cyprus announced that the highjacking of an egyptair explain not terrorism. the plane took off from coastal egypt heading to cairo but planned on the mediterranean island of cyprus. the reports indicate he's a doctor and egyptian national who claims to have explosives on him. the crew of the aircraft and four foreigners are still on board the plane sitting on the tarmac in cyprus. we know eight americans were on that flight so again the president of cyprus is saying this is not a terrorism incident. we will continue to follow this story and update it for
you on the air and on 6abc.com. now to a developing story. a violent hit and run crash in a south jersey roadway left a man dead. the driver took off right after the victim's body landed in a burger king parking lot. "action news" reporter katherine scott is tracking the search for the driver live at that scene in pennsauken camden county. katherine. >> reporter: matt police have not identified the victim. we don't have a description of the vehicle but we do know that the police did recover the front bumper that fell off that striking vehicle here at the crash site last night. this happened around 11:30 last night and you can see the southbound lanes of route 130 by browning in pen salk can ken are opened. they will be closed for the police investigation. police say the man was crossing route 130 a little south of browning road. he had made it out to the median when he was struck by a vehicle traveling south. the impact of the crash threw the man across the southbound
lanes. he landed in a parking lot near a burger king and died. police were on the scene for hours searching for evidence. they're checking nearby surveillance cameras for footage and they also recovered the front bumper from that striking vehicle but again, so far they haven't released details about the vehicle or the victim but they are hoping to find more surveillance footage that can help in this investigation. we are live in pennsauken, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thanks, katherine. new on "action news," this overnight crash on interstate 95 left pennsylvania state police puzzled. they say it appears the driver lost control, spun out and wedged the vehicle underneath the side of that tractor-trailer. this happened between academy road and cottman avenue just before midnight. now, when police arrived on the scene, the driver had already taken off. the truck driver was not injured. also new an uncooperative shooting victim is hampering a police investigation in north philadelphia. the gunfire erupted along the
1300 block of westemoreland street. police say after being shot twice, the male victim ran a block to broad street to look for help. detectives are having trouble finding the gunman and they say the victim, who is hospitalized, is refusing to answer questions. >> parents and school officials met face to face to talk about a hazing scandal happening at conestoga high school. they held a closed door meeting last night to talk about ways to prevent hazing. earlier this month a report from the chester county district attorney painted a picture of a hazing culture among members of the varsity football team. in october, three students were accused of violating a freshman with a broom handle. they were charged. the coach resigned and the rest of the staff was relieved of its duties. >> my heart's with that coach vogan. i know way a great quality person he is and all the staff and this is a great school and i continue to be very proud and grateful that i have a child herely. >> the school superintendent is pushing to hire a full-time
district athletic director who can can make district goals for athletes. >> ♪ >> presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle are looking ahead to tuesday's wisconsin primary. the next big contest in the rails for the white house. >> and happening today wisconsin governor and former gop presidential candidate scott walker will endorse one of his old rivals today. >> and some speculate that could be ted cruz. we'll have to see. looking ahead to the gop convention in cleveland, despite the growing number of signatures on anline petition, the secret service will not allow firearms inside the convention hall this summer. the petition was posted on change.org by someone whose user profile has since been deleted. the petition accrued nearly 4600 signatures. >> on the democratic race hillary clinton still leads bernie sanders by almost 700 delegates despite sander's wins in three states over the weekend by wide margins. clinton says the future of the supreme court could hang in
the balance of this 2016 election. she warned that frontrunner donald trump would bring division if he was allowed to shake the court's -- shape the court's future. >> you know that weather is like marchy. >> yes. >> blustery. >> today less marchy. >> well, still somewhat marchy. >> marchy. >> yes. tomorrow is the day when the winds die down a little bit. storm tracker6 live double scan right now we have nothing on the radar for you this morning which is good. and as we take a look outside those cameras are shaking a little bit. you can see that at the airport. as we have a pretty decent wind most of you looking at winds in the teens, philadelphia up around 20 miles per hour right now. 49 degrees currently in the city, 45 in allentown, 45 in reading. so, after a somewhat cool start with mid to upper 40's from allentown all the way down to cape may, and again those winds sustained winds anyway are up in the teens in most neighborhoods. 20 in a couple of spots and there could be a little gust higher than these numbers every now and then. so blustery as you head outside this morning and a bit cool. we also have some cloud cover
on satellite but most of this is high and thin and i think once the sun gets over the horizon, largely this should evaporate and we should wind up with a fair amount of sunshine. those winds are going to be a factor today, though. last night we had some gusts up into the 40's as we roll through the day we're probably looking more like gusts in the 25 to 30 range and in most cases maybe a 35 here or there. so, blustery still debris in roads, that sort of thing going on but not quite as windy as last night. allentown looks cooler. 52 degrees is your high today under the sun. still on the windy side obviously. down the shore, cooler today with sunshine and windy conditions, 56 degrees there. ocean temperature is at 49 and in philadelphia we're going for a high of 57 this afternoon, mostly sunny, windy and cooler. those winds in general are gusting to about 25 to 30 miles per hour, maybe a little higher than that at times. tonight we have a change. clear skies, winds for fall back a little bit but it is going to be colder. we'll get down to 33 degrees in philadelphia and below
freezing in a lot of suburbs and it's been awhile since it's been that cold. your heater will start clicking on again tonight. tomorrow we bounce back to a pretty nice high of 60 degrees under high pressure. winds will relax and we get a lot of sunshine tomorrow. your seven-day forecast, today's high is 57 degrees. we are going to be windy and cooler than yesterday but plenty bright. tomorrow sunny and cool with less wind, a high of 60 and then a front approaches us on thursday, so clouds will increase. there could be some late showers around but ahead of that front we get all the way up to 72 degrees so warmer air is returning. friday there could be some rain especially early in the day, still looks mild with a high of 70 and then another shot of cooler air returns heading in toward the weekend. 57 degrees, breezy and cooler on saturday, maybe a spotty shower there. 49 degrees with a decent amount of sunshine on sunday and then pretty much the same story on monday with mostly sunny skies and a high of 50. but we can deal with that. it's not like it's in the 30's, right? >> yeah. that's long gone lope fully.
>> marchy. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> thanks, david. almost 5:11. more stories you didn't see last night. a profanity filled rant by a midwest college student against an uber driver criss-crosses the internet. >> and more trouble for an airline pilot accused of moonlighting as a pimp. karen. >> route 100 here at commerce drive showing nobody up and awake, just a couple people. we're good, we're clear, we're dry. we're going check 422, see if that construction is still going on coming up. >> colt 45 gets nostalgic about its glory days with the return of its iconic 1980's spokesman but not everyone is happy about what he's saying. that's in the morning buzz. >> ♪
>> cool coastal winds blowing there in atlantic city new jersey as we take a live look from sky6. 49 degrees on city avenue. >> karen rogers taking a check of your morning commute looking better than yesterday, that's for sure. >> yeah, yesterday was tough. even though a lot of people had off on easter monday, the roads were wet, we had a bunch of accidents. now we're hitting the suburbs right now and showing you what it looks like and we're going start here on 422 westbound at 23. the construction eastbound has wrapped up, westbound in the process of clearing out so looking a little better here on 422. let's check this accident. still out here in horsham so watch for easton road near moreland avenue. we have emergency vehicles coming to the scene here. we're hearing reports of injuries with that accident in horsham. new construction started this week here in horsham. county line road is closed between park road and fairmount avenue until april 8th. so you'll be dealing with this for awhile. use horsham road as your alternate for that one. we also have construction that's new this week over here in bucks county.
willow road shut down near bustleton pike. this one is going to be closed until june so you'll have to use tanyard road to get around that. let's show you what it looks like with these temperatures. 49 degrees right now in philadelphia. 45 in allentown. 48 in millville with a gusty wind. it isn't too bad at this point because normally our high wouldn't be too much better but a high today of only 57 degrees. it's cooler than yesterday. mostly sunny skies but gusty winds with gusts up to 30 miles an hour. matt and alicia. >> all right, karen, thank you. new on "action news" this morning, the texas airline pilot accused of moonlighting as a perch could be hit with more chance. police arrested bruce wallace. investigators say he currently runs about a half dozen brothel all over the houston area. they say he charged at least 20 women $400 a week to sell sex through his brothel business. united airlines says that wallace has been removed from flying duties during the course of this investigation.
>> minimum wage (bleep). see you later. go pick up (bleep). you working every day, guess what i'm going sit (bleep) and watch tv. >> another profane rant directioned towards a uber driver has gone viral. this one shows that university of michigan student belittling the man with anti-gay slur and profanities because the driver wouldn't give him a ride. police and the university are now investigating. the student in question released a statement. he says the driver refused to pick him up because of his religion. >> the flyers beat the winnipeg jets in overtime last night. a crucial win in their playoff push and the flyers blew a two goal lead and appeared to be headed for a shootout but then claude giroux scored a at 4:from in this case overadvertisement flyers win three to two. they remain in control of that final playoff spot in the eastern conference and host the washington capitals tomorrow. villanova wildcats leaf to preparleaveto prepare for theirp
with oklahoma. villanova's last time four appearance was back in 2009. 6abc will be with the wildcats every step of the way. jeff skversky and who else, alicia vitarelli. >> wouldn't you know it. >> a wildcat herself. >> yes. >> will be live in houston starting later this week so watch their reports on "action news" and alicia has been talking about her trip. >> packing my bags, yes. >> lots of blue. >> oh, yeah, the blue and white and of course nova nation we're coming. if you're going, let us know. >> yeah. >> we'll catch up in houston. can coming up a big unveiling expected soon from tesla. >> find out how bringing fido to work might boost your productivity.
$1 million last year. so they have the slots at their airport we have annie's pretzels. [laughter] >> but they have sales sometimes so you save money. i don't know. >> i don't know. >> but a million dollars before you get on a flight. >> pretty good, yeah. >> first class, first class. >> bump me up. >> the bridge is up right now, traffic is stopped in both directions on the burlington bristol. so head over to the tacony instead if you're about to head out right now. everything with mass transit is looking pretty good. it's a good looking tuesday morning. septa regional rails no problems just yet. amtrak, patco, new jersey transit all on time as you're heading out, david. >> on the big board we are dressing the kids, karen, in a little heavier coat this morning. some of them might want that because temperatures are in the 40's and it is kind of blustery and windy. this afternoon the numbers go up to the upper 50's but you'll still need a jacket as the winds are still going to be a factor. it's going to be a little cooler today. by 3 o'clock, 56. your shy only going to be 57 degrees. we should see plenty of sunshine through most of the day but it is going to be
windy and blustery, maybe not quite as bad as last night but still definitely windy and you'll want to be careful of debris on the roadways. speaking of airports no major delays in any of our big travel destinations and no sign of rain from here out to chicago down to atlanta and orlando and out toward dallas this morning. alicia. >> all right, david, thank you. in health check this morning an economist recently set out to debunk a myth that blonds struggle to keep up with their darker haired peers. new research says this is nonsense. the study published in the journal economics bulletin finds that blond are no less intelligent than people with any other hair color. experts say blond stereotypes are no laughing matter. they can have serious economic consequences affect employment, promotion and other social experiences plus it's just not very nice. hurts people's feelings. >> let put them all to rest right now. >> right now, yeah. >> ♪ >> on. >> but do they have more fun, that's a totally dirt study. >> 5:21. a california teacher loses his
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>> quiet down, now. >> now the video shows the teacher screaming and waving his arm in the air and also orders a student to go through the trash to get these rubber bands. the school district has let the substitute go and is investigating if there are other times the teacher lost his composure. cat williams is a wanted man for his involve n a fight with a teenager in georgia last week. the funny man hit headlines when he engaged in a nasty brawl with 17-year-old luke walsh. video of the fight surfaced online. williams appeared to punch the teen before he was wrestled to the ground and choked. both williams and walsh have been charged with disorderly conduct. billy dee williams is back, not to reprise the character lando calrissian for star wars but he's back in another iconic role. colt 45 spokesman. williams was the face of the malt liquor back in the 80's. the new gig is coming with controversy. you see it said there it works every time.
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do think it's high and thin enough where the sunshine will be able to burn through it pretty quickly once it gets up over the horizon. we're starting out on the cool side with just about everybody in the 40's. philadelphia slipped to 49. probably going down a few more degrees before we start to turn it around so chilly and a little bit windy this morning with winds running in the teens in most neighborhoods and up to 20 in a couple of spots like philadelphia. could even have some high are gusts and today is going to be rather windy once again much like yesterday afternoon and evening. mainly clear and breezy on the bus stop this morning. temperatures probably dipping down into the mid 40's in most neighborhoods between 6:00 and 8 o'clock and as we roll through the afternoon lots of sunshine but windy. again not quite as bad as yesterday but gusts up to about 30 at times. and a high today of just 57 degrees so it will be cooler. that 57 chiming in probably around 3:30 or 4 o'clock. also want to remind you that after a break yesterday the pollen count is back up there in the medium high to high range for the next several days. we're getting warmer air back in play a little bit later in the week.