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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 4:30 on this wednesday april 20th. >> here's what's happening on "action news." viewer video here shows raging flames then gulf a bucks county home overnight. >> the winners of the new york presidential primary celebrate huge wins. now they head to the delaware valley for the next big showdown. >> police in new jersey bust three men for a bait and switch scam that targeted homeowners. >> karen rogers is off. we'll head over to meteorologist, david murphy. he's got your accuweather and matt pelman is taking a look at traffic. good morning. >> all right, guys, well, we are off to a nice start out there. we've got some changes
to the forecast today. a little better than yesterday in some ways. right now we have very little cloud cover out there so that frontal boundary that came through yesterday sweeping those high clouds through at times is now down to our south and that's where the clouds are living as well. temperatures this morning not too bad. 52 degrees in philadelphia. we have slipped into the low to mid 40's in places like allentown and reading. 47 in millville. 53 in cape may. there's not as much wind out there today as there was generally through the day yesterday so mainly clear but calm on the bus stop this morning. a bit cool. 47 degrees by 6 o'clock and then we're back up to about 50 by 8 o'clock. as we roll through the days, it won't be quite as warm as yesterday but we're looking at a lot more sunshine. 55 degrees by 9 o'clock. 62 by 11 o'clock. we spend the majority of the afternoon in the 60's. with a late afternoon of 70. we'll probably hit that around 4 o'clock. the winds aren't going to be as strong as yesterday. nine pollen counter still running high. we were hoping it would drop off a little bit on friday but
i think the reasoning as of now is that while there will be showers around thursday night into friday they're not going to be prevalent enough to make that much of a difference. heading into the weekend keep those kleenexes and medications handy. speaking of which matt pelman we'll talk more about that rain and talk more about the weekend coming up in that seven-day forecast. >> speaking of which you know i have the allergies, yes, so this is a problem but luckily we're getting through and if you can get out this morning enjoy the moon, it is bright, it is beautiful but already we have some issues that are going to give us some headaches as the morning progresses on the roadways and the bridges. delaware memorial bridge, delaware bound still has that emergency construction that i was talking about all yesterday afternoon. just the one right lane is available as you head into delaware from south jersey this morning. they're hoping as the morning progresses to open a second lane but right now it's just one lane so if i were you and you normally take the delaware memorial into delaware i would try and use the commodore barry into delaware county instead. we'll be keeping tabs on that
all morning long. northern delaware a fire location to avoid all foulk road near namaans creek road. the vine street expressway was shut down last night. they're in the process of reopening the westbound lanes. eastbound remains blocked at least for a little bit longer. out here on 422 in the king of prussia area still overnight construction not quite gone. these are the westbound lanes by 23 but the crews should be gone before too long. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. and new this morning, a massive fire destroyed a home in bucks county. an "action news" viewer sent us video of the raging flames on the 2200 block of pal mean no, sir drive. the fire started just after 11 o'clock last night. the flames were through the roof when the firefighters got to the scene and at one point firefighters were actually pulled out from the inside of the home because the fire was so intense. you can see just how tall those flames are in that viewer video. the philadelphia police helicopter offered assistance and the pilot shared this photo where again you get another perspective on just how big that fire was.
it took them an hour to get it under control but thankfully no reports of injury. >> ♪ >> donald trump and hillary clinton as expected scored solid wins in the new york primary and forming more direct routes to their party's nominations. clinton is now 80 percent of the way to clinching the democratic nod. she extended a land to supporters of bernie sanders last night. >> and to all the people who supported senator sanders, i believe there is much more that united states us than divides us. [cheers and applause] >> trump captured more than 60 percent of the vote in new york and claimed at least half of the state's 95 delegates. john kasich was a distant second and ted cruz was an even more distant third. >> and one of the big problems -- one of the big problems is the economy and jobs and that is my wheel
house. >> there's noplace like home. >> candidates are now preparing for the next big showdown, tuesday's primary in five states including pennsylvania and delaware. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at the fill more in fishtown where hillary clinton is scheduled to appear today. >> reporter: that's right, hillary clinton is expected to be here tonight at the fill more. that's an open event but she also has more events across philadelphia, some of them though are openy only open to the press because of space availability but expect to see more of the candidates leading up until tuesday. >> ♪ >> reporter: coming off a huge win in new york, hillary clinton took to the stage. her momentum now aimed at pennsylvania. with events planned for today in philadelphia. despite last night's loss bernie sanders is still in. tuesday he focused on voters in happy valley. >> it looks like penn state is ready for a political revolution.
[cheers and applause] >> reporter: sanders will meet voters thursday had in reading. ted cruz appeared upbeat and positive last night at the national constitution even after learning he lost new york. >> it is fantastic to be in philadelphia and pennsylvania is going to be a battleground. >> reporter: a bass tell ground it will be. 71 delegates are on the line in the commonwealth, 54 unbound. john kasich was in pittsburgh and will bring his campaign to both delaware and chester counties on thursday and donald trump who also took a big new york win so far as no stops planned pennsylvania. leaving winnable delegates on the table. he plans nobody delaware on friday. and pennsylvania is one of five states that has their primary on tuesday. another big change you might notice if you're a big tv watcher, instead of a lot of normal commercials you'll probably going see a lot of political ads if you haven't already. for now reporting live outside of the fill more, annie mccormick thank news. >> yes, they've been running here on 6abc.
stay with "action news" for complete coverage heading up to next tuesday's primary elections on air and online. >> happening today, pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is due in court for a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case. kane wants a judge to explore whether prosecutors leaked fbi recordings in her criminal case to the morning call of allentown last month. kane is scheduled for trial in august on charges she unlawfully leaked secret grand jury material and then lied about it. camille cosby completed her deposition in boston. lawyers say she answered questions under oath for five hours yesterday. the questions are in connection with a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women against her husband entertainer bill cosby. they can contend bill cosby defamed them as liars after they went public with sexual assault allegations. >> a man is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile and police are worried there may be more victims. 24-year-old tyler more rehe is
in the chester county prison this morning. his bail is set at $150,000. police say he spent time in the york and lancaster county areas. they are asking anyone who had contact with moury to give them a call. >> new on "action news" three men under arrest accused of pawling bait and switch on residents in mercer county new jersey. hamilton township police arrested ace frank timothy quiddo on saturday. they claimed to be employees of a local paving company and asked residents if they wanted their driveways seal coated for $35. then they would charge the resident an additional $2,500 after the job was done. >> the the flyers must beat the capitals at home tonight toasty in the stanley cup playoffs. the capitals lead the series three to nothing. the flyers will be down a few key players. pierre-edouard bellmawr is suspended from checkin checkingm
behind. >> a new jersey art gallery fighting to keep up partially nude paintings. hear why residents want the works taken down. >> in texas they've already experienced deadly and historic flooding. david. >> we have jackets on the kids again this morning. t-shirts probably pork this afternoon, though, as we're getting up to a high of 70. there is some rain later in the week in the forecast. we'll show you that on future tracker6 coming up and we'll get you set for your weekend. not too soon to get started thinking about that.
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>> more rain is expected today in
the houston, texas, area which has already seen historic flooding. at least seven people have died. emergency officials have made thousands of water rescues including saving dozens of residents at a nursing home. crews are also working to rescue animals that were stranded in the flood waters. >> and they still have more rain expected today.
>> yeah. >> and tomorrow. >> my goodness. not here fortunately. we're still looking at high pressure. pretty soon people around here are going to be wondering, hey, we could use some rain. right now storm tracker6 shows that you we are dry across the region and clear skies for the most part,, too on sky6 so as we go into the later morning hours and the sun comes up it's going to stay with us through the morning and afternoon. temperature right now similar to yesterday. we're at 52 degrees in philadelphia. the dewpoint down at 24 so the air still very, very dry. winds currently are out of the north-northeast at 10 miles per hour so not all that strong, just a little bit breezy out there and that 52 not a bad get you started in the morning number. the cloud cover has settled down to the south along with a frontal boundary. on the north side of that front a little bit cooler than it was yesterday. 50 degrees by 8 o'clock. up to 58 by 10 o'clock. still pretty cool through the this morning but you can see we've got all that sun in store.
by noon 64 degrees. and then by 3 o'clock, 69 degrees and we will see a high of 70 at about 4 o'clock this afternoon. so, pretty nice this afternoon. not as windy as it was yesterday. but just not quite as warm. some of you might like today better. 69 degrees is the high in allentown, 69 trenton, 70 reading, 70 wilmington, 70 philadelphia. looks like mid 60's down through the center of south jersey and delaware and right down at the coast about 60. yesterday a lot of spots right at the coast did manage to benefit from that strong land breeze that we had building and we did get up into the 70's a couple of spots but today it looks like we probably stay cooler. mets wrapping up their series with the phillies at citizens bank park tonight. look for mainly clear skies not as windy as last night but cool 66 for the first pitch and probably down into the upper 50's in the ninth inning. another night where you add layers as you're sitting down at the ballpark. thursday clouds thicken up a little bit as a frontal boundary starts to get past us an cold front comes in from the west. we'll get into the warm sector of that system though so with
a southerly wind we'll bounce that high temperature up to 74 degrees but clouds will have a tendency he to get thicker as the day goes on. we'll probably see early sunshine. here's future tracker6 showing you that but as we go in through the afternoon and evening you can see how the clouds sweep in. overnight there could be late at night especially a couple of spotty showers and sprinkles especially north and west but as we get later into friday, that's when it starts to get moist. by 3 o'clock in the afternoon it looks like there's at least some spotty light showers around a little later in the picture there could even be a rumble of thunder here and there. today's high 70 degrees, sunshine. a little cooler than yesterday but with less wind it's going to be pretty comfortable out there. sun giving way to clouds on thursday as you just saw on future tracker, 74. could be a couple spotty showers late at night but i think the day period looks fine and the evening probably pretty good, too. on friday, mainly cloudy skies, some sunny breaks possible but at times there will be some showers and it does look like a somewhat damp day maybe a rumble of thunder. can't say it will be raining all the time but at times
you'll have showers. 77 a warm high. behind that, system gets out of here, sun returns and saturday is looking a little bit better. we're going for a high of 72 degrees with sunshine building back in during the day. looks like it's going to be a great afternoon for the 6abc day at philadelphia union. that match at 4 o'clock. then onday partly sunny. 72 tuesday. whether or not we get rain on monday and tuesday depends on the positioning of a front that's going to be coming down from the north. not quite certain on that. any time we're not on the air you can always check out the latest weather on 6abc.com/weather and friday might be a day when that people are doing that because of those showers coming through. >> all right. >> yeah. >> we'll check it out. >> good. >> thanks, david. >> you're welcome. >> happening today, you guys keep talking -- happening today michigan's attorney general is expected to announce charges in flint's led tainted water crisis. sources say two state regulators and a city employee
will be facing criminal charges. the city has been under a state of emergency for more than four months and residents there are using filters and bottled water. more than 50 lawsuits have been filed since january accusing the city of being complicit in the crisis. the government investigation into that crisis is expected to broaden. new here on "action news," a california home is being moved away from its cliffside perch take a look at that. imagine that as your backyard. a a january storm surge lopped off the backyard sending it crashing down onto the beach below. the homeowner says it was either move the home or loss it. yesterday was moving day. a series of jacks lifted the house off its foundation. next the entire house will be moved about 20 feet closer to the sidewalk. it will sit there until the homeowners are able to find a vacant lot. the crew admitted it was a bit nerve wracking workin working te on the edge of an abyss. >> a north jersey gallery owner is standing her ground
over a painting that shows a partially nude woman. the fine art gallery in englewood filed a lawsuit last week and the suit disputes a city code violation it received for displaying artwork of a partially nude woman in her window. a code enforcement officer asked her to remove the artwork back in january and when she refused she was issued a violation of fines with $1,250 per day an threat of up to 90 days in jail. >> i was shocked. i've had many exhibitions not only in this gallery, i was down the street with nude -- with women. i was never citeed. >> my young daughters saw the image in the window and we don't think it's appropriate the way it portrays women. >> her attorney says the u.s. and new jersey constitutions prevent the city from sensorring the artwork. englewood officials would not comment. >> 4:47. coming up next how you can get a free septa ride today. >> and an airline is making it
stacked against us in a couple spots already this morning. it's going to be a rough one at the delaware memorial bridge where emergency construction left over from early yesterday afternoon continues this morning. it sounds like it's going to continue for awhile. at this point just the right lane is getting by coming from new jersey into delaware. speeds already dropping, already dropping at 4:50 in the morning into the 30's. they're hoping to get a second lane open as the morning progresses but the bottom line is you want to avoid the delaware memorial bridge delaware bound. head for the commodore barry instead. elsewhere northern delaware in claymont a fire location along foulk road near namaans ukee. overnight construction on harvey road near 95. lane out there until 7:00. still have some sewer main work going on in mount laurel. this is left over from a couple days ago. last ford road remains shut down in both directions, briggs road larn mont boulevard ark road all alternates once again for this morning commute.
on the new jersey turnpike northbound inner drive closed for overnight construction. they're hoping to get that opened for the next 10 minutes. watch out for work on the turnpike connector. matt. >> mcdonald's is dishing out free rides for septa commuters. the fast food giant is giving away $15,000 worth of free septa tokens on the broad street line's walnut and locust station. it is to celebrate the launch of the restaurant's monopoly game that you can play at mcdonald's. mcdonald's plans to pass out more than 8,000 free tokens to riders between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. >> ♪ >> all right. here at the big board for morning business, if you think using one of those new cars with a chip then you know that the process to pay can take a bit longer than swiping. you got to figure out how to use it, put it in the thing it takes longer to read. visa says we have heard the complaints. the new chips will let customers dip and remove the
cards in two seconds or less. right now it takes five seconds if it's me it seems more like 15. apple released a new mac book with what it claims is an 11 hour battery. you can get the 12-inch computer in rose gold. matt, did you know they call it bro' gold because men tend to like this color more than women. >> really? >> the starting price is $1,299. the major stock indices were mixed yesterday. the dow did gain 49 points butter this morning futures do seem to be pointing to a lower open. jetblue is offering something to passengers that they hope will be a little bit relaxing. the airline installed new energy pods at j.f.k. airport in new york. they look like something out of logan's run. futuristic reclining chairs and are designed to help you recharge. music plays to help you relax and reduce distractions. after 20 minutes the chairs wake you up way combination of lights, music and vibrations. what portion of our viewership do you think has any idea about the movie logan's run? >> i don't.
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>> the haverford township police department is mourning the loss of one of their own. 39-year-old officer william albertus died on sunday from what the department called a sudden illness. the well loved officer leaves behind a wife and three children. funeral services respect scheduleservices respectschedul. >> ohio township officer approached that car on the side of the road and realized the driver had no pulse so he pulled him out of the car and began performing chest compressions. the man began registering a pulse again then paramedics arrived with oxygen. the driver told police he had snorted a bag of heroin shortly before passing out and thanked authorities for saving his life. police say the driver will not be charged. >> it is now 4:57. coming up and all new on "action news" a local nun arrested for drinking and driving is scheduled to be back in court today. >> a little girl loses a chunk
>> ♪ >> "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 20th. here's what's happening. >> the empire strikes back. new york's primary results have the top presidential candidates looking towards the next series of primaries. we're live with the campaign event in philadelphia today. >> a higher power will decide