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good morning it is 4:30, friday, april 15. here's what we're following for you. a federal court takes up bill cosby's sex assault case today. philadelphia police are looking for the gunman who computed an 83-year-old woman in her home. japan experienced a strong earthquake. let's go over to david murphy with weather and karen
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rogers has traffic good morning. >> reporter: 43 degrees this morning in philadelphia. a little on the cool side. 38 in allentown. 37 in trenton. 31 in millville. cold there. 39 in cape may. as we take a look at the bus stop forecast looks like it will be a chilly one this morning 39 degrees by 6:00. 42 by 8:00 a.m. clear skies chilly conditions and not all that much wind. as we roll through the day, 47 degrees by 9:00 a.m. 54 degrees by 11:00. up in the 60s, yesterday we had an official high of 63. today it's 64 degrees. it gets better for the weekend, i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: all right, dave we have an early morning accident on the new jersey turnpike, northbound past heights town blocking the right lane exit 8. if you're heading northbound a watch for that. we have construction 422 westbound between oaks and
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trooper. we've got the left lane blocked. you can see penndot with the arrow board out there, light volume, but it's early yet not causing too many problems. on the boulevard southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway. we had an accident on-ramp at city avenue. that has cleared. we have paving on spring garden. you can see how the surface looks better when they repaved part of it right there. overall the speeds are up and moving fine, matt and tam. thank you karen. police discovered a horrifying scene in germantown an elderly woman shot and killed in her own home. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is live at police headquarters, she picks up the story. >> reporter: mary morton was the mother of 65 grandmother and
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great grandmother. she was found shot inside her germantown home and died at the hospital. no arrests have been made. friends and family are incomplete shock after the 83-year-old was shot to death inside her germantown home around 12:30 yesterday afternoon. >> this right here, this is not her. something that happened like this to her doesn't add up. >> reporter: morton was shot in the chest when she was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. family and neighbors say her husband is in his 90s and has alzheimers, her family stood by in disbelief. she was a great person, walk around the neighborhood, she was very open with everyone. >> reporter: detectives did recover a weapon at the home.
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they have released any information regard ago motive. live at police headquarters, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." katherine thank you for that. happening today, a hearing is scheduled in federal court in connection with bill cosby's criminal assault case, andre constand wants the confidential clause involving the case saying that his attorneys have already spoken about the case. kutztown police are looking for two systems robbing and pistol whipping a 20-year-old student. the suspect's vehicle is a white volvo and drivers side window is broken and covered up.
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surveillance shows two women and three men leaving in the car. new video coming in showing the ruins from the earthquake in japan. rescuers are looking for the survivors who may be trapped in the buildings. aftershocks are being held after the magnitude 5.69 quake. it is in extreme southern japan. a baby is among the survivors pulled from a pancaked building. 1600 soldiers have joined the rescue and relief efforts. aggression best described the latest debate between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. the event in brooklyn comes as the huge primary approaches it is on tuesday, lana zack has more. wait a minute, wait a minute. that's not accurate. >> reporter: the division
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between hillary clinton and bernie sanders were on full display on cnn. from legal protections from gun manufacturers. this is a serious difference betweenous, what i want to -- between us, what i want to say it's not a laughing matter, 09 people a day are killed from suicide to accidents to fights. to the minimum wage. i'm surprised people will learn you supported racing minimum wage to $15 an hour. secretary called them out. they must have been crushed by this, was that before or after you received huge sums of money. sander was asked if he could name one decision where plnt -- clinton favored the banks. the barbs went beyond policy to
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personal matters. president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state. i am so proud to be discussing all sorts of topics, but most of importantly new york values. >> reporter: a not-so-subtle dig at ted cruz. ted cruz has stayed away from the state after his comments on new york values and he received a chilly response by many who continued their conversations and eating their dinner durings remarks. the city of philadelphia held it's first of five public forums on the boulevard. people gathered to offer suggestions from staffers to city and penndot and september to see what they would do to improve the boulevard. there have been 3,000 crashes
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with 50 fatalities, some of which have been pedestrians. i would like to see more pedestrian options around my neighborhood. the sidewalks are not complete. sometimes i can't walk to where i want to go. it gives us the blueprint of where we need to make the vision happen. there are four more forums scheduled over the next four weeks and they hope to present a plan in the fall. the league leading capitols shut out the flyers in the opener. flyers were wearing ed snyder's initial on their jersey. here comes the trouble, capitol starcked sean the caps take the lead and add another late
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for a 2-0 win. the flyers did not capitalize on four power place, they had 19 shots. we don't think that we played our best. we got to get a move on here. i think we can put this behind us and forget about it and get ready for game two here. game two is tomorrow night in washington. 4:39. burglars make a shattering entrance of the 7-eleven and 911 caller does everything she can to stop them. thousands of cradle swings are being recalled. we'll tell you why. >> reporter: dressing in a light jacket. it is chilly in some neighborhoods, t-shirts work okay. we have this afternoon's call and warmup for the weekend and the next chance of rain all ahead in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast.
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new this morning, burglars smashed their way into a 7-eleven in cleveland. four bandits hauled off the atm machine as the clerk watched the caper. one bystander called 911 and followed the suspect's van. burglars pulled off a similar break-in at a nearby rite aid. police are not said if they think the crimes are connected. serving up a great afternoon? >> reporter: and better weekend how about that. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you clear skies across the region. as we look outside, there's the shore, looking along the atlantic city boardwalk and the casinos. camera is steady. chill in spots. 44 degrees in philadelphia.
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the winds out of the east only at 3 miles per hour not very strong at all. the pollen count we have been talking about this this week. it's been running high today and through the weekend if you're an allergy suffer keep the medications and hankie handy. we have no cloud cover anywhere. you have to go up in canada to see the clouds there and in the southern states. we're under a dome of high pressure and that's will give us another nice one. lots of sunshine out there today. 51 degrees by 10:00 a.m. 57 by noon. that's a nice high, 64 degrees, seasonable, light winds and sunshine another nice one across the region. 64 degrees in allentown. not much different between the lehigh valley and reading and the i-95 corridor. 63 in trenton. 62 in millville. cooler next to the ocean water,
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54 degrees in cape may. nationals come to town against the phillies. they have been red hot lately. 61 degrees for the first pitch. in the 9th inning, 50 degrees, not all that breezy. nice night for the phillies who are playing well. if you look where the rain is located it's not underneath this dome of high pressure under control from philadelphia to the midwest. we're getting rain in wichita and oklahoma city. that high will stay in place for the next several days and protect us from that precipitation. looking toward the weekend, 67 degrees tomorrow. sunny andy -- and mild. 72 on sunday. it will be cooler along the shorefront in case you're going down there and lining up your summer rental.
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saturday, 67 degrees sunny and mild. monday takes the cake. we'll zoom to a high around 80 degrees that's 15 degrees above average. i'm calling it super warm the trade off with the front coming in, late in the day or at night there could showers developing. i could see that spelling into tuesday morning. otherwise we're looking at a mix of clouds and sun tuesday, cooler, 68. 64 on wednesday, though, still sunny. thursday, 77 degrees. we're at the time of the year where we'll get the warm surge also. check out 6abc.com/weather. pretty soon people will be checking out the ocean temple. it's still cool down there, not quite in the summer season, but getting there. , -- flames and smoke hit a
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house on mar vine street. firefighters got the flames under control in a half-hour. fisher price is recalling 34,000 cradle swings. the problem is that some of the seats can fall. there's a problem with the peg that connects the seat to the base. good news no injuries have been reported. one major airline is dropping, delta will no longer charge customers to buy tickets over the phone or at the ticket counters. there used to be a fee 25 or $30. delta said they are making the move to be considerate to their customers. the dow gained 18 points. this morning futures point to a lower open. the national park service is
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turning 100 and to celebrate entrance fees are waived for a week. that starts tomorrow. 411 national parks and only one-third ever charge an entrance fee. three children from nebraska had to call 911 and turn in their father. they say he was driving them while drunk. they said they were scared for their lives during the ride last month. they said their dad almost hit several cars including one head on. they begged and pleaded for him to pull over, but he refused. the siblings texted 911 for help they convinced him to pull into a strawrnt to get food that's where police caught up with him. he said you've been tecting tecting -- texting the cops? i said yeah, i thought i was going to die. he was charged with dui and
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driving drunk with minors in the vehicle. the call has come up taking the all star game out of north carolina or not. it has to do with the lgbt.
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everyone to your friday morning. let's check the roads, looking live at the schuylkill at the blue route. we're dry and clear, light volume. westbound traffic here's one, moving toward king of prussia. we had an accident on the westbound ramp city avenue to the schuylkill expressway all lanes have cleared. we have a car fire west 6th at maple avenue in conshohocken. crews on the scene. a new accident coming in on skippack pike at north wales road watch for that as you head out early this morning, tam. >> happening today, the nba is expected to address team owners over the controversy surrounding the 2017 all star game scheduled to be held in charlotte. owners will meet to discuss the new law hb2 that limits 89
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protection of lbgt. corey booker is urging the nba to move the game out of charlotte. dozens of concerts and other events have been pulled out of the city due to the new law. leaders in south carolina say north korea's attempt to fire a missile failed. the countries may have been preparing to launch a mobile ballistic missile. they fear a new mid range missile may reach far off military bases in asia. four soldiers are hospitalized after their humvee overturned on the turnpike. the military vehicle lost control when a tire broke off. soldiers used the jack to lift the humvee off the trapped passengers. a female soldier is being
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treated for severe leg injury. all are in stable condition. they are are based in a army reserve base in queens new york. an animal escape played out on live t. a girl gets a new wagon after a bad guy stole her other one.
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new on "action news" a bird
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strike forced a passenger jet to make an emergency landing in west virginia. the impact cracked the windshield of the delta flight from new york city to nashville. everyone is okay. a chimp made a smooth escape from a zoo in japan. he climbed the utility pole and started wandering around on electric wires. he kept his captures at bay for hours, the shot the animal with a tranquilizer dart that took time to take effect. when it did, he losts grip on the -- lost his grip on the utility pole and they caught him with a plastic sheet. cha cha is doing okay. a 4-year-old girl from
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maine whose red wagon was stolen now has new wheels for the summer. listen to that cute giggle. the police department posted a what happened to her wagon. officers went to walmart and it ended up the store gave them the wagon fore free. so police used the donation from izzie and her dad to get her a gift card. a michigan couple said they will never borrow from the library again. late books landed them in court. a jury convicted a delaware county man for abusing a teen girl as she slept in her bed. more on that story when "action news" comes right back. are you sick of harrisburg politicians
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good morning everyone, it is 5:00 a.m., friday, april 125. here's what's happening. police are looking for the gunman who killed an elderly woman in her germantown home. an attempted hover theft in allentown. warm weather is making its return to the area this weekend. i don't know if this is going to be the best weekend of the year. it will be better than last weekend. >> reporter: this is my favorite kind of weather when you start to push toward the upper 60s and low

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