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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 morningly we're on a breaking news story. >> the action cam is live where some of the 40,000 verizon workers are walking off the job as we speak to demand a new labor agreement. >> two massive bronze mausoleum doors are are missing from a local historic cemetery. police are asking for your help to chase down the crooks. >> there's a chill in the air this morning but good stuff is coming up later. >> let's talk about that accuweather forecast. looking forward to almost the 80's one of these days soon. karen rogers has that. she's in for dave murphy and matt pelman has traffic. good morning. >> one of these days soon but not this day. this morning temperatures are about 20 degrees colder than
they were yesterday morning. there's already freeze warnings in effect until 8 o'clock this morning for the northwest suburbs and frost advisories in effect for the areas that you see in purple there in south jersey and in lancaster until 8 o'clock this morning and satellite6 and action radar showing we have clear skies, just one or two high clouds up above and that's why temperatures have really dropped this morning. even colder than yesterday. so, let's look at these numbers. it's just 29 in martins creek, below freezing in quakertown, sitting at the freezing mark now in pottstown. that's a new number. they degrees in coatesville. 32 in oxford. 35 in saint davids. a little better as you might expect in center city, 41 degrees. in the suburbs in new jersey hovering right around freezing in ewing and browns mills, 33, 34 in cinnaminson and glassboro, 38 vineland and 38 in dover delaware. this afternoon temperatures are going to be below average. cooler than they were yesterday. but we'll have lots of sunshine. so, it's certainly a pretty day. by 7:00 a.m., 41.
by 9:00, 45. by lunchtime, you can get outside, walk around with the jacket, 52. it will feel pretty good with the sun angle being high this time of year so by 3:00 p.m., fifty seven. by 5:00 p.m., 58. if you want numbers better than that wait until you see the seven-day forecast. we have a nice new trend coming up in the weather department. details on that in a minute matt. >> i think i'm going like those numbers. good morning karen. good morning, everybody. our numbers are starting to go down on 95. the speeds are starting to do that now that we're in the 6 o'clock hour. you can see the delay just beginning to form here in the southbound lanes entering the work zone at cottman avenue. it's going to slow again then farther south entering the work zone at girard and northbound approaching girard we're just getting word of a broken down vehicle. so we'll be keeping tabs on that for those of that you travel along 95. no problems so far for those of you that travel on the schuylkill. you might want to use 76 or the mlk drive for the next half hour as they continue that repaving work on the kelly drive. crews will be out there until
6:30 for the next half hour. the police activity we had in west philadelphia at 60th and vine wrapped up. everything reopened there but now getting word of a water cooler in the roadway in upper providence along egypt road at black rock road. watch it as you travel through that area. and on the turnpike eastbound in chester county still have two of our three work zones with restrictions continuing in that neck of the woods. meanwhile over here in brick township still have the overturned vehicle crash on the garden state parkway southbound. all lanes blocked approaching 549. 34 and 70 your alternates on this wednesday morning. matt. >> thank you matt. breaking right now, the biggest verizon strike in nearly five years is on. union members have been working without a contract since last summer. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is lie in chinatown amongst some of these striking workers with what's going on now. annie. >> reporter: matt, this started just about 20 minutes ago. now 40,000 employees will be strike at two dozen locations across the east coast. here in philadelphia, there's
about 2000 workers that are out here. they have not been working with -- they haven't had a contract, rather, since august and that is one of the reasons why they are striking. take a look behind me. you can see now how they're organized over here. right now workers at odds with verizon are members of the communications workers of america and the international bother hood of electrical workers. they represent installers, customer service and repairmen. verizon wireless is not affected by this strike. now, there are the common contract negotiation issues at hand like wages, job security and healthcare pensions, but we are told by both members of the unions their core issue is about jobs going overseas. take a listen. >> our issues are the jobs. the work that is generated by this company should be performed in our local communities by company employees. what the company wants to do is subcontract the work to out of state contractors who are in the call center environment sometimes out of state or out of the country.
>> reporter: back out here live verizon says that they spent 10 months working to can come to an agreement. they say they aren't taking this strike lightly. they say they have proposed a 6.5 percent wage increase affordable healthcare and competitive retirement benefits including a match to their 401k. cwa and ibew say those are not the major issues at hand that they want to talk about at the table. they want to talk about those jobs going overseas. we are told that everybody was briefly at the table at some point yesterday only for about two hours but they were not able to talk about the issues that they feel are most important. now, verizon also said that they have trained a number of nonunion workers to fill these jobs during the time of the strike however long it may be. for now reporting live in chinatown, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> annie thank you for that. it is 6:05 and police now tell "action news" that it was a coughing fit that caused a school bus driver to lose control of the vehicle yesterday afternoon in north
philadelphia. the bus hit two parked vehicles ativan pelt and diamond streets. two special needs students were checked out at the hospital. they have been released. >> a pair of huge bronze doors worth $25,000 are missing from a mausoleum at a philadelphia cemetery. police believe the doors were stolen from laurel hill early yesterday morning. the doors stand about 6 feet tall and weigh 800 pounds each. the cemetery's ceo emphasizes the monetary value of those stolen items is not the real issue. >> we are here to take permanent care of families and that's our job and for someone to think that they can just come in and take away somebody's entire history is unthinkable. >> investigators are checking salvage yards to see if the crooks sold the doors for cash. >> oil prices have us wondering about future gas prices. maribel aber is live at times square with more on that and other market stories.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. oil is trading at its highest level this year so crude prices jumped four and a half percent yesterday to $42.17 a barrel. this runup was tied to reports that saudia arabia and russia have reached a deal to freeze oil output. now watch news for this news this weekend when opec nations meet with other oil producers to discuss what to do about the glut of oil. talking stocks, stocks rose yesterday it's a royal rallied to finish at its highest price of the year. right now futures pointing to a it higher open. report on retail sales due out today. facebook wants to help you shop. the social network says people who use its messenger chat service will be able to do everything from ordering flowers to shop for shoes. messenger will connect users with businesses by sending them direct text messages. if you haven't shopped for awhile the business can send you an offer on say app special deal to bring you back. it's part of facebook's broader effort to keep users engaged longer for advertising purposes. it's a little bit concerning
when those ads pop up for things i looked for. i don't need the shower curtain. >> maribel i try to click them off in like record time like two nano seconds, i win. it's gone. youtube videos, you got the little x, i'm like i got it, like a fly. >> you can do it fast. >> they are annoying. >> that's what i'm saying. >> i agree. let's take a look, you're any other going to be too annoyed by the weather. we'll have bright sunshine out there. storm tracker6 live double scan showing we are dry and we're actually staying dry for several days. let's go on outside, starting this day off, you want to check and see the skies brighten really looking beautiful ahead of the sunrise right now. sky6 looking live and as we scan the sky, we see the bright colors starting to fill in but no clouds in sight so we're completely clear out there. 41 degrees the current temperature. the dewpoint is 24. the pressure is currently rising. the winds are out of the north rather lighter. they'll switch to the east later on this afternoon and pick up just a little bit. that will be a touch of a breeze and the ocean
temperature is 48 degrees. satellite6 and action radar showing we have clear skies. nothing happening. we have one or two clouds up above and that's what we'll see this afternoon. bright sunshine. one or two passing clouds. it's really going to be beautiful but cool. off to a chilly start and in the afternoon hours temperatures will be several degrees below average and below what they were yesterday afternoon. so, by 8:00 a.m., it's 43 degrees, lots of sunshine. by 10:00 a.m., we'll at least be about 51 degrees. by noon, 52. not bad for heading outside for a little walk. by 3:00 p.m., 57. and by 5:00 p.m., we'll be holding at our high of 58 degrees. normally we would see a high of about 63. we'll be closer to that tomorrow. we have high pressure that's giving us this nice weather trend. lots of sunshine, dry conditions, slowly trying to warm up over the seven day period so this high is shifting just a little bit to the north and east tomorrow and the flow around that bringing temperatures up a touch milder. 62 degrees. but really staying nice and bright tomorrow. let's look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast.
today it's a chilly start, even in the afternoon we're below average, 58 degrees. but it's beautiful with lots of sunshine. no problem headed to the phils game all week. it's a great week for it. we're staying pretty dry so you just want to bring that jacket. by thursday a bit milder, 62. lots of sunshine. friday nice and sunny, 64 degrees. the weekend looks great. last weekends snow showers out that and saturday lots of sunshine. this weekends a different story. 67 degrees. we he will finally be in the 70's by sunday. it's beautiful and warm and 74. after the weekend things change a little bit. it gets warmer still on monday. ahead of a frontal boundary. 79 degrees for your high. so, a run at 80. a few more clouds in the picture. at night we could touch off rain with the passing of that front and we could have a passing showery lated to that on tuesday. otherwise it's still mild and 70 degrees for your high. so if you have been waiting for the 70's, they are coming starting this weekend. >> you always deliver. >> i do. thank you for noticing that.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here down the shore. dawn starting to break there. pretty picture out over the water. little cool out there. just 43 degrees. 6:14. going to get up to 58 degrees later
this afternoon. >> all right, matt we moving that, we moving? >> we're moving but we're moving slowly. yeah, time to make the doughnuts on this wednesday morning matt and tam many people are coming into center city to come into work and so things are becoming a little bit crowded here along 95. southbound by cottman then again from this point at allegheny into girard. i mentioned going into the break there was a problem on 95.
it was a broken down vehicle northbound approaching girard. but they got that towed away. penndot came out, saved the day. so, cross that one off the list. we also had a broken down vehicle in norristown close to eisenhower middle school along marcmark cle at coolidge. now we have to get rid of the water cooler. delays on 422 eastbound not too bad just yet. just some building volume but westbound on 422 in the pottstown area, expect big delays during the midday. this new restriction started yesterday. it's lasting about a couple weeks. starting at 8 o'clock each morning, 422 westbound goes down to just one lane so at that point i think high street or 724 would be better bets. i'd avoid 422 westbound during mid days and a new water main work started this week in a couple spots. one here in elkins park where they're closing church road
9:00 until 3:00 through the end of august. 73 gets you around that. in media from 9:00 until 3:00 through the end of may working on the water main. matt. >> a grandmother has quite a story to tell here. she was stranded for nine days in the arizona desert. 72-year-old ann rogers was driving to phoenix to visit her grand kids and ran out of gas somewhere in the wilderness. rogers says she's always prepared and carries food and water in her car but ended up running out of supplies and turned to survival mode. hear what she did next. >> i also decided when i found an elk carcass bleached white long gone, 12-point rack, pulled that out on the sandy beach, pointed it towards a big sign that said help with an exclamation point made out of white stones and sticks. >> on day nine, she heard the sound she had been waiting for a helicopter coming to her
rescue. doctors treat ed rogers for exposure and she was released that same night. >> happening today, republican presidential frontrunner donald trump will make his first campaign visit to pennsylvania today. he's set to appear in pittsburgh this evening. meanwhile john kasich laid out a new case for his candidacy in a lengthy speech in new york kasich criticized his opponent's visions for america. polls showcase sick a distant second to trump in new york. cruz has been campaigning elsewhere and comes in third. turning to the democrat side bernie sanders had a rallies in syracuse and rochester again calling into question hillary clinton's judgment. he also hit her hard over her refusal to release the contents of her speeches to wall street firms. clinton received an endorsement from the new york daily news yesterday. the former secretary of state will be in florida today for three fundraisers. >> 6:17. they say lightning never strikes twice unless you're the villanova wildcats. see if they can sink that memorable shot again and again
and again. karen. >> got to see that one. and when you're dressing the kids today, put on the coat. it is cold out that. we have temperatures in some of the suburbs below freezing. even this afternoon temperatures will be below average but details on a warming trend coming up. >> in today's tech bites facebook is looking into the future. >> mark zuckerberg's goals for the next 10 years include developing artificial intelligence to better sift through your photos and videos. >> other goals, special glasses to talk to far away friends using virtual reality and delivering the internet everywhere on earth using drones and lasers. >> users have the popular networking site linked in will want to tune into "good morning america." >> how examers are using the site to target victims. >> steven hawking one of the driving forces behind a new space effort. >> the project would create hundreds of tiny spacecraft no bigger than an insect. >> they would go farther and faster than any existing space probes and send all that
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again this morning. going to have some sun glare delays. so far it's not too bad here on the 30 bypass. just starting to tap the brakes on the eastbound side here by 322 out to 113. over in brick township, don't forget we still have this overturned vehicle crash that unfortunately injured some people on the garden state parkway southbound approaching 549. 34 and 70's are alternates around it and mass transit looking good so far this morning but we're getting used to new schedules that took effect over the weekend on the patco high speedline and those septa regional rails. karen. >> i think sun glare is a nice problem to have and that's our problem this morning.
we've clear skies. we'll have lots of sunshine. it is cold, though. 41 degrees in philadelphia. only 34 in reading. 35 in allentown. 36 in trenton and dover. 37 degrees in millville, new jersey. so, here's how temperatures are going to go with this sunshine. by 8:00 a.m., 43. by 10:00 we'll be 51 degrees. feeling a little better. by lunchtime 52. by 3:00 p.m., 57. our high will be 58. we'll hit it around 4:00 and hold at that for a few hours this evening. 58 degrees, a little bit below average this afternoon. let's take a quick look at your accuweather forecast 'cause we've got better numbers on the way. today 58. tomorrow the low 60's. then 64. then the upper 60's. by saturday. and you're seeing it right, 74 by sunday. pushing 80 by monday. not bad, tam. >> okay, thank you karen. a famous tech billionaire says he's putting up $250 million in the fight to cure cancer. it will go to six cancer centers across the country including the university of pennsylvania. sean parker found parker institute for cancer
immunotherapy. parker is the cofounder of the file sharing site napster and facebook's first president. the parker institute's goal is to accelerate research into immunotherapy then answers the body's immune system in order to use it to kill cancer cells. >> the phillies face off against the san diego padres for game three of their four game set tonight. jared eickhoff will take the mound. charlie morton allowed three hits struck out seven in six and 23rd innings last night. things went well in the sixth to help the phillies notch a win and improve to three and five. espn assembled three key villanova wildcats to see if they could recreate the shot. daniel ochefu ryan arcidiacono and kris jenkins were at the pavilion in full uniform with the clock set at seconds without the crowd or unc defenders. as you see they made some, missed a few. for the record kris jenkins made his famous 3-pointer seven out of 11 tries. >> he's got the stuff. it is 6:23.
breaking news verizon workers have just gone on strike. >> annie mccormick is live on the picket line. annie. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, matt, the strike is on and two dozen -- in two dozen locations across the east coast, about 40,000 verizon workers are striking. that includes about 2000 here in philadelphia. we will have details coming up next in a live report. >> ♪
>> lawyers for the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners in south carolina in a church say they need more time to prepare their case. dylann roof's lawyers will appear at a hearing today. they say they he will not be ready for the scheduled july 11th start. roof now faces 33 federal counts including hate crime charges for that 2015 charleston shooting. roof is still behind bars at the charleston county jail. >> brand new on "action news" retired soccer star abbey wambach pleaded guilty to a dui charge. police in oregon arrested the 35-year-old last week after she ran a red light and failed field sobriety tests. as part of her plea wambach will go through a drug and alcohol assessment and treatment. if she completes the program the court will dismiss the offense. >> 6:27 and breaking right now, thousands of verizon workers in the delaware valley have now gone on strike. >> and later, mixed martial arts isn't something you should be able to do if you claim you're disabled from your job. how this video delivered a knockout blow to a former south jersey firefighter next.
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hardly a cloud in the sky. it's just picture perfect out there today. but it is cold. look at these numbers. we dipped to 28 in martins creek, 30 in quakertown, 32 in pottstown. 33 in coatesville. below freezing in oxford. 34 in saint davids. 41 degrees, little better in the city itself and some of the suburbs in new jersey we have equally chilly numbers. they in browns mills and ewing, 34 in glassboro and 39 in dover, delaware. and that's why the national weather service still has that freeze warning in effect for the northwest suburbs, the area you see highlighted in the light blue. kind of the bluish purple there is the frost advisory for lancaster and areas in south jersey where those temperatures hovering just above the freezing mark. slowly things will improve but even in the height of the afternoon temperatures below average today. it's at least beautiful. mostly sunny skies. by 7:00 a.m. 41. by 9:00 a.m., 45. by noon, we're up to 52. by 3:00 p.m., 57. by 5:00 p.m., 58. that's your high for today. so normally we would be about 63, not touching that today.
but temperatures are are going to soar well above average in the seven-day period so we've got a nice change coming your way. details on that in just a few minutes matt. >> i can see that bright sunshine out there this morning. we do expect sun glare delays for sure karen and some delays in a few other spots because of a few other issues. there's a crash now here on 95 in bucks county. these are the southbound lanes between street road and woodhaven road. this is one of the vehicles involved. i believe this is the exit for the cornwells heights park and ride right here and you can see that vehicle having a little bit of a tough time getting around the penndot truck that's attending to the car involved in the accident. but in the main lanes, not really too much of a delay associated with this accident. the delay kicks in farther south from academy through this point at cottman. again, the betsy ross bridge into girard, 10 minutes so far and that's just normal morning volume. starting to see a little bit of volume here as well on the roosevelt boulevard extension southbound approaching the schuylkill. also have a disabled vehicle right there on the northbound side just beyond the ridge avenue on-ramp but it's off to the side so not really causing
a big problem. starting to see a crowd here on 42 coming northbound away from 55 up to 295 but the pace so far isn't too terrible. however, if you're out and about in brick township this morning, you are going to find a jam on the garden state parkway. that's because southbound approaching 549 all lanes are blocked because of a nasty overturned vehicle crash. 34 and 70 your way to get around that on this wednesday morning. tam. >> thank you matt. breaking news. local verizon workers went on strike about 30 minutes ago. contract talks have started last year have broken down so now union members are out there on the picket line trying to tell management can you hear me now? "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live near that picket line at ninth and race streets in chinatown. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. they got out here about an hour ago. about 2,000 people are expected to be out here in philadelphia at this location but across the east coast at
two dozen different locations about 39,000 verizon workers are expected to hit the picket line. well, take a look behind me. you can see how much the crowd has grown since you last saw me about half hour ago. they have been working without a contract since it expired in august. the workers at odds with verizon are members of two unions, the communications workers of america and the international brotherhood of electrical workers. they represent installers, customer service and repairmen. now, there are the common contract negotiation issues at hand like wages, job security and healthcare pensions but the core issue here we are being told are all about jobs going overseas. take a listen. >> here's 39,000 people that are saying enough is enough. so, hoping that the public will stand up and say, okay, got 39,000 people behind me, i'm ready to say that's enough. you can't keep sending these good middle class paying jobs overseas. >> reporter: now back out here live you can see a number
of the strikers there, the picket line right up at the door of the front of verizon here at ninth and race street. i'll tell you there is a police presence out here. nothing has gotten out of hand. the police are here. this is a large crowd to make sure that everything is under control. now, verizon says that they have spent 10 months working on an agreement. they don't take this lightly. they say that they have proposed a 6.5 percent wage increase, affordable healthcare and also retirement plans including a 401k that the company will match. but again, cwa and ibew saying that those are not the major issues they want to talk about. they want to go back to the table to talk about losing jobs, losing jobs overseas. now, everyone was briefly at the negotiating table yesterday we were told only for about two hours but they didn't make any headway at all. now, verizon has said a lot of people are wondering how is this going to affect us? well, verizon has said that they have trained a number of nonunion workers to fill the
positions in the meantime however long this strike may last. for now reporting live in chinatown, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thanks so much annie. two men are wanted for a violent carjacking in the city's west kensington section. they shot and pistol whipped a father who was waiting for his son. the beat down and carjacking happened on bodine street yesterday afternoon. police say while the man was waiting for his 13-year-old the crooks pulled him from his truck struck him and shot him in the neck. they eventually abandoned the stolen truck along north randolph street. police are currently checking the truck for fingerprints. no arrests have been made in the case. a former camden firefighter has been convicted of disability fraud. 41-year-old shane streater claimed he suffered back and neck injuries while on duty. youtube video shows otherwise. investigators found it showing streater working as a martial arts instructor and taking part in competitive mma fights. at the same time he collected $82,000 in benefits.
streater faces up to 10 years in jail. a bill to legalize medical marijuana in pennsylvania faces one more hurdle. the state senate made minor changes to the legislation and sent it back to the house yesterday. there are no assurances, though, that the lower chamber will pass the new version today before going on recess. governor tom wolf promised to sign it if it reaches his desk. >> kobe bryant will play his final game in front of a sellout crowd in los angeles tonight. the lakers retiring after a 20 year career and it started rider here on our local courts when he was a star for lower merion high school. the los angeles rail stop for the staples center is going to be called kobe station for the day. if you wanted to see the game, well, hope you really wanted to see it because ticket prices have skyrocketed on stub hub. according to espn, one fan bought a pair of court side seats for $27,000 each. they must not have a wife. as for kobe the future hall of
famer told reporters it hasn't hit them yet. >> the sixers could have selected kobe bryant in the draft. >> they didn't. >> they took allen iverson instead. >> oh. >> another hall of famer. >> well. >> sure what. >> and he made lots of headlines. it was fun. >> he did. >> now you know. >> let's take a look right now at storm tracker six live double scan. we've got a good start to the day. you can see we're dry. i want to show you what it looks like right now. let's take a look at the beautiful sunrise that we had. isn't that gorgeous? looking live on sky6. beautiful sunshine. the sunrise was at 6:26 this morning. and hardly a cloud out there so you can hopefully get out that and enjoy it even though it's certainly a chilly start. here are your headlines for you. we have a sunny stretch. we started it yesterday afternoon after the rain and we're keeping the sunshine most of the seven-day period. it is slowly turning warmer. not so much today but you're going to see in the seven-day forecast every day we kind of inch up there and by the
weekend it culminates with that beautiful and we brought in our always on day planner. look at these numbers it's 41 degrees right now in philadelphia but in the mid 30's in the lehigh valley. they have degrees in millville. remember yesterday morning? what a big difference this is. look at these numbers. 20 degrees colder right now in philadelphia than it was at this point yesterday. 23 degrees colder in trenton. 24 degrees colder in dover. that's a big change in 24 hours. so, make sure you're dressed differently this morning. you'll want to grab that coat cold out that. satellite6 and action radar showing it's pretty at least. hard al cloud in the sky. it's really nice. that rain from yesterday morning well out of here. we have high pressure that's going to be overhead and really staying above, too, giving us the nice conditions. so, mostly sunny today. temperatures below average. 58 degrees for your high. normally we hit a high about 63. so, by 8:00 a.m., 43. by 10:00 a.m., 51 degrees. by lunchtime, it won't feel bad with the sun angle this time of year it's kind of high. it makes it feel good even
though the temperature is below average. 3:00 p.m. 57, a little breezy. by 5:00 p.m. 58 degrees. let's look towards tomorrow. this high shifts ever so slightly to the northeast and it stays bright and just a touch milder, 62 degrees for your high so still below average tomorrow but look at the seven-day forecast 'cause things really change for us. today we're in the 50's in the afternoon. 58 degrees. so, it's mostly sunny but it's cool even in the afternoon, cooler than average. tomorrow a bit milder. we make it up to 62. great for the phils. what a week for the phils. it's pretty dry and looking good with sunshine. wifi, nice and sunny, 64. by saturday, we're up to 67, lots of sunshine. sunday beautiful and warm, 74. so, remember last weekend we had snow showers. this weekend we're talking 70's. monday even warmer. chasing 80. 79 degrees for your high. that's ahead of front. when the front comes through monday night i think we'll see showers around and then on tuesday a passing shower with that as well but it stays pretty mild even on tuesday we're talking 70 degrees which is above average for this time
of year so we start off below average but we're ending off the seven day period looking pretty good in the 70's. >> yes, we are. thank you. it is 6:40. still ahead, school bus scare. a child survives a close call with a choking hazard all thanks to the driver's emergency training. >> a philadelphia mother sparks an important discussion by publically posting cruel comments someone made about her son who has special needs. matt. >> good morning, matt. just starting to tap the brakes here along -- well, this is 95 at street road where we still have this southbound crash. a couple vehicles involved but the traffic here is getting by okay. we'll talk about traffic on the schuylkill coming up in just a few minutes. >> ♪
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>> chopper six is live over
breaking news. quite a story to tell you about what happened over the last couple hours here in west philadelphia. this is the 300 block of north edgewood street. police arrived to reports of gun shots in the neighborhood. when they arrived they saw a man looking out a window from a house. so they set up a perimeter. they got into the house and they found who they thought was looking outside, a 22-year-old man. he had been shot twice. they rushed him to the hospital where he died. they continued searching the property and they say they found another guy hiding in a rear end. he was taken into custody. it's unclear if he's facing charges but police in west philadelphia have another homicide on their hands to investigate. >> what a morning. let's go on over to matt pelman who is looking at the volume out there as it begins to really build. good morning, matt. >> yeah, delays are no longer
hidden that is for sure. they're in plane sight along the schuylkill expressway. you can see them in both directions by the roosevelt boulevard. normal stuff, though, but westbound's backing up from the boulevard out to gladwyne. eastbound already slowing from the blue route into the curve. again from this point near city avenue on into girard. again, just volume but it is heavy volume for sure. same is true on 95. 18 miles per hour southbound by cottman. then just in the 20's between the betsy ross bridge and girard because of the big verizon protest i would avoid ninth at race. you can see police activity around there because of the protests and of course walnut lane bridge remains closed until september. i know that's been a headache for some of you over the last few weeks. a couple earlier issues in norristown and upper providence. they've cleared out. we're just starting to delays along 422. speeds now in the 20's by trooper road. and if you're traveling to jeffersonville in montgomery county today, good day to do that because president thomas jefferson was born on this day
in 1743. yes, indeed. did you know today is jefferson day. on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound still a couple work zones through chester county. midday work scheduled each way 9:00 until 3:00 along radnor road and cassatt road. both good spots to avoid. in newark reports of a crash along college avenue northbound at chestnut hill road. tamly. >> okay, thank you, matt. a mother in the mayfair section of philadelphia says a neighbor missed a basic lesson that we teach our children, be nice. bonnie moran says someone left a note in her mailbox about her three-year-old son ryan who has autism. it reads in part "the screaming and carrying on needs to stop. no one wants to hear him act like wild animal. it's utterly nerve wracking not to mention it's scaring my normal children ." >> they should have just came and talked to me. they could have came and talked to us at any point if something was wrong about anything. >> moran posted that letter on facebook. she's now received quite the
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>> we've got break news from west philadelphia. a standoff with police ended with a man dead and one man arrested. >> we showed you view from chopper six. katherine scott is live on the ground for us. katherine. >> reporter: matt and tam i did just speak with police. they got the latest details. they have one man in custody and one man has died after the standoff this morning in west philadelphia. here, this is the scene right now. you can see this street edgewood is closed off. it happened in that gray home right there. you can see there's an opened window there. that's the home where this all took place this morning and we're hearing this was a vacant house often used by squatters. police believe there could have been some illegal activity done that in the past but this happened this morning on the 300 block of edgewood in west philadelphia and it started around 4:30 when neighbors heard gun shots. when police arrived they saw a man, he was inside the house looking outside. so officers went to the back and the front of the home.
they knocked on the doors. but he didn't come outside and since they had already known that there had been gun shots inside the home, they called in the swat team. swat arrived. they set up a perimeter and after a short time they went inside and they discovered a man dead on the floor inside the front porch right when they opened the door. he was shot twice. police rushed him to presbyterian hospital where he was pronounced dead. swat searched the property and they found a man hiding in the back. he was taken into custody. the relationship between the two men, how they know each other police haven't yet said. but the one man who is now being considered a suspect in this homicide is being investigated -- is being interviewed by detectives. we are live in west philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine thank you for that. and now we're going to go to a preview of "gma." >> and amy robach delivers for us live at the "gma" studios. what's going on, amy. >> reporter: hey, matt, hey, tam. great to be with you on this wednesday. coming up next we're talking
about the health alert on the zika virus. the house taking major step in passing a bill to speed up zika drug research. officials say americans in at least 30 states may be at risk. we will have the latest. the new details in the shooting death of former nfl star will smith. authorities are now saying there was a loaded gun in this car plus there has new surveillance video from the scene we're going have the late of the details on that. and then an abc news us exclusive. picabo street speaks out opening up about the fight with her father that led to domestic violence charges. this morning she's telling her side of the story. that is all coming up next right here on "gma." matt and tam, back to you. >> all right, thank you for that. we'll see you shortly. >> and we are getting set to squint on the roads. it is bright out there this morning. you can see as we go outside live in delco the sun is coming up. >> great. >> it is a pretty shot and luckily delays here on 95 northbound aren't too bad yet but once you hop on the blue route northbound starting to see a little slowing here by the route one media bypass. >> no complaining about the sun.
we're not allowing it. but you can complain about the cold because it's chilly out there. it's 41 in philadelphia but you're just in the mid to upper 30's in a lot of suburbs and 29 degrees this morning in mount pocono. so, unusually cold start even in the afternoon temperatures are going to be below average but we're going have beautiful sunshine. so, by 8:00 a.m., 43. by 10:00, 51. by noon, 52. by 3:00 p.m., 57. around 4 o'clock we'll hit our high of 58 degrees. we'll have more news when "action news" comes right back.
>> ♪ >> 6:56. and chopper six is live over west philadelphia where police were first investigating reports of gunfire. they saw a suspicious man in a home on north edgewood street. a barricade situation ensued. they went in found a homicide victim and another man hiding inside. the action cam is live in chinatown where verizon workers have walked off the job and they're making a lot of noise. union members from across the midatlantic agreed to strike after contract talks collapsed. they have been working without a deal since last summer. >> crash in bucks county on 95 southbound at cornwells heights is off to the side. not a huge delay here. watch out for a crash in newark as well along college avenue northbound at chestnut hill road. karen. >> it's 41 degrees. that's 20's degrees colder than yesterday morning. so, grab your coat. by 9:00 a.m., 45. by lunchtime, about 54. your high today is 58 with
beautiful sunshine but cooler than average. >> all right. that's it for us right now. we'll send you off to "gma." of course we'll be back in 30 with updates. for dave murphy, matt pelman, oh, yeah, matt o'donnell, karen rogers, i'm tamala edwards. have a good wednesday. >> ♪ narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden endorsed katie mcginty for us senate? because she's a "champion
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