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talking about a little rain and karen rogers has your traffic. good morning. >> alall right, storm tracker6 live double scan this morning shows you that we have that light rain pushing into philadelphia. there's some steadier stuff coming in i from the west and that is going to be the change we'll see this morning. yesterday's rain all looked like this. it was the light nuisance stuff. later this morning we'll see a band of steadier stuff. like yesterday it does look like we improve as we go into the afternoon. future tracker6 giving that you idea. by 9 o'clock we're still wet but by noon it looks like the rain is clearing the northern and western suburbs and pretty quickly after that it should be off the coast. we are going for a high of 64 degrees later this afternoon with sunshine returning, a little bit breezy and then tonight we get all the way down to the freezing mark in some outlying suburbs and thursday actual al freeze watch in effect in some neighborhoods. i'll talk more about that and have some much vast improved temperatures in the accuweather 7-day. that's coming up, karen. >> it's about time do you some vast improvement dave murphy
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let's hit the roads right now. we're still pretty dry on the schuylkill expressway looking live here at girard. this is your eastbound traffic as you head towards center city. if you're coming from conshohocken or gladwyne you're looking pretty good so far. we want to warn you about this in fairmount park. they're doing that resurfacing project until 6:30 this morning you're going to see restrictions on kelly drive between huntington park and fairmount avenue. it's not causing a problem at this hour but just watch for that with these restrictions. stick to mlk drive instead. burlington bristol bridge expect an opening about 5:40 for a northbound ship. stick to the turnpike connector instead. on the new jersey turnpike as you're heading southbound at the delaware memorial toll plaza an accident involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer. crews are out that right now. they're blocking the right lane so expect some slowing on the turnpike southbound. matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. we continue to follow breaking news in west philadelphia. a call went out for medics to arrive at a scene where a man was slumped over in a car and police got there and realized
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that man had been murdered. they found the man in his 20's shot to death. police suspect that the body had been lying in the running car for hours. the investigation is unfolding at this hour. stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for updates. >> this is also new. a fast moving fire damaged two homes overnight. the flames broke out on the 600 block of north 42nd street in west philadelphia just before 3 a.m. crews knocked down heavy flames on the first floor of a home and some smoke led to damage next door. no injuries have been reported. >> ♪ >> happening today, mayor jim kenney is welcoming two new members to his administration. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside city hall to tell us what the new leaders will bring to the table. katherine. >> reporter: matt, people have been talking about this for days now but the official announcement comes today here at city hall. it's going to happen this afternoon inside the mayor's
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reception room. mayor kenney will formally announce two new appointments to his administration. sources last week had told "action news" adam thiel will be the new commissioner. he comes from virginia where he served as deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security for the pelt. where that he was the fire chief in alexandria. branch kearny will serve as the new prisons commissioner. she's been with the prison system for more than two decades. in january 2015 she was appointed deputy commissioner for restorative and transitional services. her previous role was overseeing programs that served inmates with substance abuse issues. she has a bs in psychology from lincoln university and has a degree from bryn mawr college graduate school of social work and social resources. again, that announcement comes this afternoon here at city hall. we're live at city hall, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> police in gloucester county
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released a sketch of a man they say claimed to work for a gas company so he could burglarize a house. the woman said she confronted the nan her home on april 1st and later discovered several pieces of jewelry were missing if her bedroom. a neighbor describes seeing a gray van or suv driving around at the time. police are asking anyone who recognizes this man to contact them. >> a student's suicide has the university of pennsylvania reaching out and that outreach effort will be obvious today as the campus deals with the a tragedy. students at pep held a vigil for 21-year-old olivia kong. the central high grad was the tenth suicide reported at the university in the past three years. students have come up with a term penn face that points to the underlying problem. the expression references the pressure to mask signs of sadness or anxiety to avoid showing weakness. >> there are people here trying to deal with it. i think the school itself it is more of a systemic pron blimp. it's like oh you're in
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therapy, like what's wrong with you. >> we need to start changing the questions, you know, how are you doing today, what can i do to help you today. >> "action news" has posted links to penn's counseling and psychological services on our web site 6abc.com. two more schools in new jersey have reported high levels of lead in that water. officials shut down a fountain at greenwood elementary in hamilton township. that building dates back to the early 20th century. and at morgan school in the same district they're now -- there are now water coolers and the staff has stopped cooking on location as a precaution. advocates in new jersey are now pushing for a law to mandate water testing in all of the schools. >> ♪ >> 5:35. donald trump continues to complain about his recent struggles secure delegates. the republican frontrunner told a crowd in albany new york yesterday that the system is rigged. rival ted cruz fired back accusing trump of a lot of whining. trump's troubles have also taken a more personal turn. two of his children ivanka and
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eric, missed the deadline for registering as republicans and cannot vote in next week's primary in new york state. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders traded jabs on gun control. clinton lasted the vermont center for failing to take a strong stance against the spread of firearms. sanders explained that rural states like his have a different relationship to guns. but clinton insisted to an audience on long island yesterday that most guns used in killings in new york can come from out of state including vermont. >> medical marijuana may be legalized in pennsylvania by the end of the week. the senate is expected to vote today on an amended bill that was passed out of committee and if approved it would then go back to the house tomorrow where it originated for a final vote on the new amendment. governor tom wolf does support this measure. >> david joins us and is this sort of like yesterday where the rain is going to stop later in the morning? >> yeah, i mean, it's basically a wet morning, drier in the afternoon, much like yesterday. maybe a little steadier rain at times.
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>> okay. >> you'll see that on future tacker. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we're starting to see a speckled pattern of precipitation across the region. if we go if tighter it's mostly the lighter stuff in lighter shades of green. every now and then there's a slightly darker shade around norristown where the are a sin slightly steadier and i'm seeing that towards pottstown. if i go out wider though you can see there's heavier stuff out by harrisburg and lancaster and as that dries through a little later this morning it will be a little more intense. right now just light stuff down in south jersey, really not much more than a nuisance and as i go ahead and lapse this for you, you'll see that the movement much like yesterday is coming in from the west with a slight shift off toward the northeast. as we take a look outside, we have cloudy skies. little breezy out there this morning. temperatures not too bad, though. we're starting out damp in some spots but fairly mild. your temperature in philadelphialy 61 degrees currently. winds out of the south-southwest at 18 so again a bit on the breezy side but not a shoulder huncher 'cause it's not that cold. as we take a look at future
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tracker6 for the next several hours up until 9 o'clock you'll see some off and on showers and again every now and then a little steadier rain than what we saw yesterday is possible. and then as we get to about noon, there is a chance that it's still raining across most of south jersey with some steady enough and maybe that light stuff just getting ready to escape philadelphia. looks like this gets down to the coast pretty quickly though so that by about 2, 3 o'clock we're mostly dry down by the shore and look at the return of a decent amount of sunshine this afternoon to the north and west. as we take a look at the temperatures today, it stays fairly mild. now, the temperatures will drop a little bit as we go toward the latter morning hours and lunchtime because of that rain bringing down cooler air from aloft but once the rain is over the numbers will bounce back up and we do wind up with a temperature of 62 at 3 o'clock with breezes blowing and some sunshine returning, a high today of 64 probably around 4 o'clock. high temperatures across the region, 60 in allentown, 64 in philadelphia and wilmington and the upper 50's down by the shore. for the phillies tonight it looks like it's a cool one but
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dry. 55 degrees for the first pitch. down to the upper 40's potentially in the ninth inning so bundle up a bit, mainly clear and breezy for the padres and phillies. overnight future tracker6 shows you how we drop down to the freezing mark in the northern and western areas and i could see that in some areas of rural south jersey and as a result we have that freeze watch that kicks in late tonight, doesn't end until early wednesday morning and it's mainly down south and south jersey and up in the northern and western areas. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high is a cool 64 but still seasonable and not bad. we'll see some sun returning later today. mostly sunny and nice then on wednesday with a high of 58 and this begins a long stretch of really nice weather. 62 on thursday. 64 on friday. that earlier concern about rain is gone as the storm misses us down south and how about that weekend. it looks like we go all the way up to 68 degrees with lots of sun and nice conditions on saturday. the low 70's on sunday and the mid 70's on monday with perhaps some late rain. i just had to throw that in.
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no rain, though isn't you're happy. >> as long as what's warm we can deal with a little bit of rain. >> that it will be. >> almost 5:40. coming up police say the man who pretended to be an uber driver and brutally sexually assaulted a woman is now in jail. >> chopper6 hd was over a dramatic rescue of a child in chester county who got stuck in the mud for hours. karen. >> looking in northeast philadelphia here on woodhaven road at the boulevard. just a little bit damp. not really a problem right now through most of your area roads. certainly light volume rider here. we have an accident involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer. i'll give you the latest on that one coming up. >> it was disney night on "dancing with the stars" but it wasn't a fairy tale ending for everybody. one couple got sent home. we'll tell you who when we come back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 5:43. it is tuesday. taking a live look at philadelphia international airport. look, the sky chefs, getting some food for some of those passengers going to fly elsewhere. wonder if they'll have me toast. >> let's see what it's looking like today, karen. >> i'm still wondering sky chefs is there really food on planes any. >> they do. >> let's take a look at your suburban traffic report. the one issue we have is in salem county, inform. this is a jackknifed tractor-trailer as you're
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heading southbound on the turnpike right at the delaware memorial toll plaza. they're still out there blocking the right lane so expect some slowing in that area. overall we've got light volume out there so not that big of a deal. you can see right now as we look at the roads, only a little bit damp in isn't spots. we're not seeing a lot of that heavy rain through our region. 202 parkway at bristol road expect roads to be a little bit damp. give yourself extra time if you're heading out right now and you see that southbound traffic headed towards flourtown moving pretty good right here. and let's take a look at church road between new street, new second street and route 73 in cheltenham. some construction will be going on from 9:00 until 3:00 weekdays through the end of august. this started yesterday so a new project and they're going to be out there until the end of the summer. they're doing water main replacement. stick to 73, township line road as your alternate. storm tracker6 live double scan showing the heaviest rain is still just west of reading and allentown. watch for that. it's some sprinkles and light showers through philadelphia and trenton so you're wet in
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doylestown and lansdale and norristown, malvern and chadds ford. in honey book some of that heavier rain starting to move through. temperature-wise it doesn't feel so bad as you head out the door now but you want to watch we'll be dealing with morning rain and that's going to show you down, matt. >> thanks karen. a team of emergency responders freed a 12-year-old boy who was stuck waist deep in the mud right behind his house in chester county. he had been there for hours. chopper6 hd was over the are rescue last night on the 200 block of kingswood lane in west brandywine. the boy was conscious and alert when crews puddles him out of the trench. he's now being treated at paoli hospital. >> los angeles police arrested a man who they say posed as an uber driver to kidnap and rape a woman. the woman's screams alerted neighbors to her attack early sunday morning. police got to the scene and broke the suv's windows but the diver dartanian smith managed to flee in the car with his victim were police were able to get inside the vehicle. an officer tried firing a shot at the vehicle but he missed. smith then pushed the woman
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out of the suv about four blocks away. police say dna evidence is what helped lead to his area are rest. >> new this morning, a north jersey school district voted to allow transgender students to use facilities associated with their gender identity. the pascack valley board of education voted seven to one to adopt the policy. some parents raised privacy issues for students who are not transgendered but the district says the policy is needed to comply with antidiscrimination laws. several other schools in new jersey including public schools in cherry hill have adopted similar policies. >> 5:46 now. and the feds are on the hunt for some iconic paintings snatched from a missouri museum. >> severe storms bring huge balls of hail and dangerous winds to parts of texas. >> crazy video from out there. this morning rain gear probably not a bad idea, light showers moving through. this afternoon though we're going to clear out. still a little bit cool. jacket weather. we'll have your day planner forecast, get you right through the day, temperatures
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>> ♪ >> it may be disney week but not everyone had a fairytale ending on "dancing with the stars." marla maples sent packing after her little mermaid performance. and what jay morris showed offer his moves to a take on the lion king and "gma"'s own ginger zee she's doing real well. she was belle of the ballroom gliding to a song from beauty and the beast she got one of the highest scores last night. so, she's doing really well. >> uh-huh. >> i kind of liked march had a maples on the show. i thought she did a good job so i'm going miss her watching that. >> okay. >> i know you can. >> let's take a look right now in delaware county, maybe you care about this.
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the blue route at baltimore pike, no problems here between i-95 and the schuylkill. some of your roads damp. heavier rain on the way so that is going to impact your morning commute. if you're headed out right now we're not seeing too many problems. wilmington haines of a closed between river road and wood croft road. downed wires from yesterday still causing a problem this morning. stick to lore avenue instead, dave. >> wet out there in some areas as light rain, karen, is coming into philadelphia at this point and there's some steadier stuff out to the west that will sweep through later on. it does look like the morning is wet but during the afternoon that rain pushes over to the coast and we all dry out. temperatures are are actually in the low 60's in the immediate philadelphia region. a lot of spots in the upper 50's and that's probably where we'll still be by 9 o'clock. notice how the rain sweeps in and knocks that temperature down a little bit but we do bounce back pretty quickly and by 4 o'clock that is your high today, 64 december. overnight tonight by the way, a little heads up. we are going to get down close to the freezing mark in the northern and western suburbs and parts of rural central south jersey and a freeze
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watch yet again has been posted, tam, so potted plants indoors. >> looking forward to the end of this week. thank you david. you can always get that seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day that you need it. it's right there on our web site. just head on over to 6abc.com/weather. take a look at this. severe storms dumped golf ball sized hails in northern texas. the frozen pellets mashed through windows and tour blinds apart. classes were canceled today so the community can get out there and start cleaning up. >> a white south carolina police officer who shot and killed a black man will not have to go to jail. officer justin craven pleaded guilty to misdemeanor conduct. he was sentenced to three years probation as part of the deal. dashcam of the 2014 incident in north augusta was just released. craven fired three shots into earnest satterwhite's car. it happened after the victim were you seen pushing away the officer's gun. after the ruling south carolina lawmaker joe kneel
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said the system let raven get away with it. that is a $25,000 reward up for grabs in the search for seven stolen andy warhol painterrings. the backache in occurred at the springfield art museum in missouri last week. the collection is set number 31 of the campbell soup one collection valued at $500,000. the museum has owned the collection since 1985. >> 5:52. up next, a philadelphia father accused of murdering his two young children more than 30 years ago is convicted a second time. >> plus the future of facebook will be revealed later today. a preview is coming up at 6:00 a.m. >> ♪ narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden
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president obama supports katie mcginty. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn to get ahead. >> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here down the shore into atlantic city. we're having a rainy start to your tuesday morning but it should clear out later. it's 5:55 and 59 degrees. and this is coming from our new jersey news room. police in voorhees township camden county are looking for a red car wanted in connection to a robbery. the driver pointed a handgun at a worker at the valero gas station sunday morning. another person was in the vehicle as well. investigators say this is a red four-door car with a loud muffler. call voorhees police if you have any information. and a father who faced a second trial for a deadly arson will be staying in prison. it took six days for the jury to come back with a guilty verdict against daniel dougherty. the philadelphia man was
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accused of setting a fire that killed his three and four-year-old sons back in 1985 he originally faced the death penalty but that sentence has been thrown out on a technicality. dougherty will now spend life in prison without parly. >> a judge has ruled eminent domain can be used to seize land for a protective dune project on the jersey shore. new jersey's department of environmental protection has been fighting to assemble strips of privately owned beach fonder land in margate for the dune project. the city claims its wooden bulkhead is sufficient to protect it if storms. margate officials actually sued the state to block the project and have yet to comment on this latest ruling. >> an idaho couple is fighting to evict a complete stranger from their home after a judge sided with an alleged squatter. renee and brian print dell but their napa house up for sale earlier this year and then moved out soon after. this woman moved in and said she put down a deposit and signed a lease with someone. they maintain they never authorized anyone to rent their home and they never met their so-called tenant.
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even worst couple claims the alleged squatter is now trashing their home. >> cigarette butts everywhere. she's letting her cat use our carpet as a litter box. >> the couple called police but because the woman has paperwork for the home, they're not able to kick her out. they filed for the expedited eviction hearing but a judge denied crest putting a pending sale in jeopardy he. >> 5:57. happening dark the white house honors women's fight for equality on this equal payday. >> and later you will notice something different about your starbucks rewards today. it will be working a little bit different. we'll have more on that coming up next. >> ♪ ♪
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>> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday april 12. we're following breaking news. >> one assemblyman dead after being shot while sitting in a car in west philadelphia. the motor was still running. we're live on the scene with developments. >> accuweather is tracking a bit of a mixed bag of weather. a rainy commute, late night chill but a big and better change is on the way. >> philadelphia says goodbye to a local sports icon. woo we'll have more on the life and legacy of ed snider. >> karen rogers following traffic and dave murphy is outside enjoying the rain. >> oh, i am it's fun. it's easier to enjoy this morning's rain because it's the last we'll see of it for awhile. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we have light rain pushing into philadelphia and notice how it's a little steadier highlighted in darker shades of good evening and yellow out to the west. we will get a band steadier rain coming in a little later in the rush hour. the wide view on satellite and radar shows clouds and rain but out by pittsburgh starting to see some clearing and we're going to see he that clearing

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