tv Action News at 430 AM ABC April 13, 2016 4:30am-5:01am EDT
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning it's 4:30 right now on this wednesday april 13. >> we're following a developing story. thousands of local verizon workers are set to strike this morning. >> philadelphia police are looking for the carjacker who shot a man who was just waiting for his son. >> a woman claims a neighbor wrote a hateful note about her son leading her to raise awareness about autism. >> dave murphy is off. let's head over to meteorologist karen rogers. she's got a look at weather. >> i want to show you some of these temperatures and you'll
see why. we've got a cold start to the day here. it's openly 30 degrees in martins creek. below freezing that. just barely above freezing in pottstown near 33. 35 in coatesville, things in saint davids. 35 in warrington. much better in center city itself 43 degrees. freeze watches in part of the area. 37 hammonton, 39 in dover delaware dan we he do stay below average. i want to show you satellite6 and action radar. we've got clear conditions, kind of a pretty start to the day at least. we'll sea bright sunshine, just a couple of high cumulus clouds popping in and really starting a sunny trend so mostly sunny skies. today's high of 58 degrees is cooler than average but when you factor in april sun not going to feel too bad this afternoon and we'll have a little bit of a breeze. it will turn easterly at seven to 14 miles per hour but wait until you see the seven-day forecast. petunias trend coming your way matt pelman. >> sunny trend i like that. we're in the midst of a
construction trend on the roads this morning. don't like that as much. work going on in the southbound lanes of 95 between the airport and 420 as you enter delaware county. you can see they're pretty much off to the side now. traffic is moving along just fine headed down toward the delaware state line. no major complaints. we're not complaining on the vine street expressway because once again it stayed opened last night. they were scheduled to close the vine each night this week but then the beams they were going put in place didn't arrive on time so they had to postpone those overnight closures of the vine. everything is opened in both directions but the paving work continues along the kelly drive. so watch out for the crews outer there until about 6:30 this morning then they'll leave during the rush hour come back during midday then come back during the overnight. the mlk would be a better bet. you get a sense of all the construction we had out that and we had one crash early this morning on the garden state parkway southbound past forked river. but that's cleared out of the way so you're good to go on this wednesday morning. tam.
>> thank you matt. >> ♪ >> this is breaking this morning. nearly 40,000 verizon employees across the country he are set to walk off the job after 10 months of negotiations, the company and the union workers couldn't work out a contract. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live outside of verizon's ninth and race street location. workers are expected to picket at that location in about an hour and a half. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, today. that's right, about 40,000 are expected to strike at two dozen locations on the east coast and that includes here in philadelphia. like you said they have been working without a contract since it expired back in august and negotiations are still at a standstill but to give you an idea of what this strike could look like. here's some video he from a strike back in 2011 that lasted about two weeks. the workers this time are at odds with verizon. their members of two unions communications of work and
international brotherhood. verizon wireless is not affected by the potential strike. the issues at hand wages, job security and healthcare also pensions. the head of cwa says retired employees could be in jepp deal. many fear the company will make layoffs easier and instead they will rely more on contract workers. now, verizon says that they have spent 10 months working to come to an agreement. they do not take strike threats lightly they tell us. back out here live verizon says that they have proposed a 6.5 percent wage increase, affordable healthcare and also competitive retirement benefits with a 401k company match. now, in the event that this strike does come through, that this does happen like it is expected at 6:00 a.m., verizon has also said that they have trained nonunion workers to take over for those jobs in the meantime. for now reporting live in chinatown, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." tam. >> annie, thank you for that.
stay with "action news" on this breaking story. we'll continue to bring you live reports throughout the morning and at 6:00 when that scheduled strike should begin. >> a father who because carjacked and shot is in critical condition this morning. chopper6 was over the scene while we don't have that -- we have ground video here of the scene in west kensington. this happened while the man was waiting to pick up his 10-year-old son. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside temple university hospital where that father is being treated. katherine reporter: matt, that's right, the father is 35 years old. he remains here at temple university hospital in critical condition. he was shot in his neck. he was pistol whipped and now has lacerations to his head. this all happened as you said as he was waiting to pick up his son. let's go to video of the stolen pickup truck that was recovered minutes after it was stolen in west kensington late yesterday afternoon. this happened shortly before 5:00 p.m. police say the victim had been waiting to pick up his 13-year-old son at a home on the 2000 block of north bodine
just before 5:00 p.m. that's when two men approached him. police say they dragged him from his 2016 dodge ram pickup truck pistol whipped him and shot him in his neck. they left him lying in the road bleeding and took off in the pickup truck but dumped the vehicle about six blocks away. police did see private surveillance cameras and they're searching the vehicle for other evidence. >> the vehicle that is recovered we did find what appears to be some fresh fingerprints on the driver door. so, the detectives are going to dust this vehicle. >> reporter: officers on patrol did find the victim lying in the street bleeding and initially he hadn't realized that he had been shot he just told them that he had been struck in his head and carjacked so officers initially took him to episcopal hospital. when they got there they realized he had been shot and then he was transferred here to temple. live in north philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." matt. >> thanks katherine. new information on this
story. mercer county police say they arrested a carjacker who attacked a 77-year-old woman. this incident happened in the acme parking lot at the lawrence shopping center on monday afternoon. investigators say the attacker pulled woman out of her car and drove off. police believe the same person used the victim's credit cards at three convenience stores in mercer county. and also robbed a shop rite in east windsor on monday night. the victim is expected to be okay. >> a high school science teacher from mercer county is now under arrest. he's accused of having inappropriate contact with a female student. 26-year-old edmund harmon is charged with three counts of endangering the welfare avenue child and one count of criminal sexual contact. the student went to the high school looking for extra credit. that's when authorities say harman fondled the girly he allegedly told her to send elimination photographs of herself. a former camden
firefighter has been convicted of ripping off taxpayers in a disability fraud. 41-year-old shane streeter collected more than $82,000 in benefits after claiming to have been disabled by back and neck injuries suffered while on duty. but an investigation revealed that streeter was working as a marshall arts instructor even taking part in competitive mma fights as you see in that youtube video. he now faces up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing next month. >> a new version of a bill to legalize medical mr. want in pennsylvania is now in the hands of state lawmakers in the house. but lawmakers there have not given any assurance that they'll quickly pass the bill. the state senate approved the legislation yesterday 42 to seven. and governor tom wolf once again echoed his support. the measure would set standards for licensing growers dispensaries and the doctors. patients could take the drug in pill oil or liquid form. they would not be able to smoke or grow their own. >> a woman in the mayfair section of philadelphia speaking out about an
anonymous note she says she found in her mailbox and it was quite hurtful. bonnie moran says the note was about her three-year-old son ryan who has autism. it reads in part the screaming needs to stop. no one wants to hear him act like a wild animal. it's utterly nerve wracking not to mention it's scaring my normal children. >> could have came and talked to us at any point if something was wrong about anything. >> moran posted the letter on facebook and has gotten back an outpouring of support. she wants to remind people not to judge because you don't know what someone else is going through. >> 4:39. new on "action news" military police arrest a man at an airport in netherlands as they flock a report of suspicious behavior. >> surveillance video shows the moment a high school roof collapses in mississippi and sends water pouring through the hallways. karen. >> storm tracker6 live double scan showing us we're dry because it's a good thing. man is it cold out there this
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rogers and the l.a. lakers. >> i'm going get myself in trouble. let's take a look outside right now. storm tracker6 live double scan showing us we are dry. we are clear. let's go on outside and see what this day looks like. we're looking live in atlantic city and not bad. we've got clear conditions and you know what that means. you can do a little star gazing right now an now and a le later on you'll be enjoying bright sunshine. let's check your highlights. entering a sunny stretch. we enjoyed it yesterday afternoon. it sticks around most of the seven day period. i think we deserve it and we're getting it. it is turning warmer rather slowly. today stays below average but with the sunshine it won't feel too bad this afternoon. each day gets a little warmer and we have a beautiful weekend. it culminates in that we'll hit the 70's. temperature is 43 degrees. in a lot of suburbs you're low, in the low 30's at this point so that is why we continue those freeze watches and warnings in place for a
few more hours. dewpoint 22 degrees, the pressure is rising. the winds are northerly at 10. they'll switch to the east later this afternoon and the ocean temperature 48 degrees. satellite6 and action radar showing that we have clear conditions. you see the rain from yesterday well off the coast. not a whole lot going on. a couple of high clouds out there. that's what we'll see this afternoon but beautiful sunshine today with this front well off the coast. 58 degrees which is cooler than yesterday and cooler than we would normally be this time of year but with mostly sunny skies and just a bit of a breeze it's not going to feel too bad this afternoon with high pressure. this high stays in control for much of the seven-day period, shifts ever so slowly to the northeast. tomorrow it stays bright and even a touch milder to about 62 degrees with lots of sunshine tomorrow and in that seven-day you'll see how those numbers really go up. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast mostly sunny skies and rather cool. certainly this morning it's chilly and this afternoon temperatures a bit below average. 58 degrees.
but great for the phillies all week. a bit milder tomorrow. 62 degrees with beautiful sunshine. friday also nice and sunny. how about 64? we're up top 67 on saturday with lots of sunshine, really feeling good. on sunday it's beautiful and warm. we make it into the 70's. 74 degrees. it's been awhile since we've been able to say that and feeling great to end your weekend and then after the weekend we get a front nearing us and it looks like it will trigger a shower or two. a small chance for that on monday. it's even warmer, 79 degrees ahead of that front. then a couple of showers possible. on tuesday a passing shower and mild and 70 degrees. good looking numbers. and don't forget you can always check the weather at 6abc.com. we do weather discussions and update the very latest so that's a good way to get the very latest on all the information coming up but for now what we can say is that the sunny trend and a warming trend. if you have not been liking these freeze watches and warnings we've had of late things are turning your way. >> thank you karen. new video on "action news" showing when heavy rain was too much for a roof of a
school in jackson, mississippi. surveillance video shows the moment the roof at jackson prep collapsed. water poured into the hallways. school officials say it happened monday evening. emergency crews say no one was hurt in the collapse. also new a high school basketball corbett in los angeles collapsed leaving a large 8-foot deep hole. crews are now working to repair the man-made water collection basin which prompted the collapse. the area had been fenced off and was off limits to people since cracks and settling were spotted at the start of the year. school officials say the crater will not get any bigger so there's no reason for anyone to be concerned. >> new this morning, military police arrested a man at amsterdam airport after a report of a suspicious situation. the man was arrested at the airport's bus station last night. heavily armed military police patrol the airport for four hours during that investigation. police did not give details on why the man was arrested or on
his identity and they did not find any dangerous materials in his luggage. the tight security measures have since been lifted. >> pope francis has replaced a vatican ambassador to the u.s. who set up a secret meeting with kim davis last september. davis is the kentucky can clerk who became a conservative christian her win for refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates. archbishop carlo vigano created an uproar after it became known that the meeting took place and he arranged it. the vatican released a statement distancing the pope from davis. the pope accepted his resignation and replaced him with archbishop kristoff pierre. >> only one model of 2016 pickup truck scores that top rating in front crash test. >> emotions bubble over during a hearing for the pro post soda tax in philadelphia. that's when "action news" comes back.
directions by valley forge and close to the casino but they're still working on the pennsylvania turnpike. eastbound you've got three separate zones between morgantown and valley forge. first they blocked the left lane, then the right lane, then the left lane so you're kind of swerving around as you travel eastbound on the turnpike through chester county and headed westbound in montgomery county watch out for work near willow grove. there the left lane ou left lanf commission. working northbound approaching the lehigh valley interchange taking out the right lane there and over in new jersey long stretch of the turnpike northbound they're in the inner drive between the car/truck lane split up to newark but they should be out of that before too long. >> the mayor of nazareth snowstorm free on unsecured bail. he was arrested in connection with the theft of $8,000 from there social club of a volunteer fire company. the mayor carl strye jr. headed the vigilance hose company for 27 years. authorities charge him with falsifying records.
strye says he has no intention of resigning as mayor of nazareth. >> time now to take your first look at business. this is a major story this morning and we are talking about workers in atlantic city who protested yesterday showing their opposition to the proposed state takeover. now here's why they're so upset. that takeover would let the state terminate all city contracts and break collective bargaining agreements. workers don't really like that. governor chris christie supports the bill but atlantic city mayor don guardian a fellow republican does not. the takeover bill has passed the senate but it is still sitting there in the state assembly. we'll see if they take a vote and which way it goes. huge crowds came out last night in hunting pennsylvania, to hear about the proposed soda tax. it was standing room only and both supporters and opponents were there with their protests with that signs. mayor kenney wants to add a three-cent percent ounce tax on shog gary drinks. the money would be used for universal prek rehabbing rec centers and other priorities.
the dow led the way with a 164-point gain and hopefully the day also will be a good day when it comes to the market because futures are pointing up. the insurance institute for highway safety says the ford f-150 very popular truck scored the best out of similar pickup trucks in crash tests. rivals from chevy gmc ram and toyota didn't fare as well. the tests evaluated the 2016 models to see what happened when they ran off the road and slammed into a tree. >> 4:53. new this morning a contractor in texas is caught on video striking a homeowner's dogs with a wrench. hear what his employer says about the incident at 5:00 a.m. >> and doctors separate two infant sisters born conjoined below the waste. their story is next up on "action news."
>> a bucks county school district voted to close two elementary schools to save money. the neshaminy school board held a special meeting last night at maple pointer middle school in langhorne. members decided to close heck man and lower southampton elementary as part of a $54 million consolidation plan. the decision will not and finalized until the pal department of education signs off. >> doctors of a south texas hospital have separated two 10 month old sisters born conjoined blow the waist. the 15 hour long operation began yesterday morning at
driscoll children's hospital in corpus christi. they shared a colon and bladers. those will now be reconstructed. they also have an identical triplet sister catalina. she was born without serious health officials. doctors have a positive outlook for these twins' recovery. the girls though will require additional surgeries as they grow up. quite a tale. we look forward to seeing the happy healthy girls. >> 4:57. still ahead on "action news," impressive survival skills. a 72-year-old grandmother gets stuck in the arizona desert for nine days. she is now talking about how she made it out alive. >> the hunter on for the shameless person who stole from the dead. that story and more coming up on "action news." >> ♪
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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. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday april 13th. we're following a breaking news story. >> nearly 40,000 verizon workers plan to hit the picket lines in one hour to demand a new labor agreement. we're live with the details. >> stealing from the dead. two massive bronze mausoleum doors are now missing from a local historic cemetery. police are asking for your help to find the crooks. >> and there's a bit of a chill in the air right now but a big warmup is on the way. >> let's find out more about that. dave murphy is off. karen rogers has your accuweather and matt pelman has your traffic. >> let's look at numbers. we continue to have freeze watch and warnings in effect. the warnings in the northwest where it's 30 degrees in martins creek tt