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>> ♪ >> the with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's wednesday july 13th. matt o'donnell is off. nydia han is joining us. here's what we're following for you a. >> big shakeup at temple university. the board of trustees votes to out of the its president. >> a philadelphia teen gunned down over a basketball game. >> accuweather is tracking another hot and humid day with a chance for thunderstorms. >> let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy. for got my umbrella and karen rogers has your traffic. >> we are in to are spotty storms and showers at a. there's already one on storm
tracker6 live double scan. you can see a cluster of rain down in new castle county delaware below wilmington and this is pushing par local i-95 with maybe a little bit of a push off to the east. not sure this catches philadelphia but if you're in new castle county or salem county new jersey cumberland county and then eventually gloucester and camden county you'll have to keep an eye on this. every now and then a real heavy brief downpour coming out of that in this humid air mass. once we're done with that we probably get into a lull but there's the chance of additional showers and spotty thunderstorms coming in later this afternoon. 72 degrees right now in philadelphia, 72 in allentown, 74 in wilmington, 73 in cape may. yesterday we were in the 60's. today a lot warmer with that southerly flow bringing in higher humidity. the dewpoint right now in philadelphia is up to 68 degrees. anything over 60 is considered humid. and as we get up over 70 later perhaps this afternoon in some spots we're already there in dover and cape may it's going to start feeling kind of oppressive. as we go through the day, 71 degrees by 7 o'clock, still
a little sweaty for your early morning run but in most cases dry. 79 degrees at 10:00 and 83 by noon. we'll get a high of 87 today and again spotty thunderstorms will be part of the package this afternoon. then we get the excessive heat. it is a new excessive heat watch posted starting tomorrow afternoon going through friday evening and it's all those familiar urban centers in the center of the region. heat index values thursday and friday afternoon could make it feel like it's over 100. karen will have more details on these thunderstorms today coming up. >> dave we're going to continue to follow the regional rails with septa. we do have that new schedule that went into effect monday after they leased some trains so that eased a little bit of the burden. instead of 13,000 seats short we're about 11,000 seat shorts. expect overcrowding and delays. we saw more delays yesterday. it takes until 7 o'clock before you see a real problem. head out now and you have a better chance of getting where you need to go. looking live on the vine street expressway
westbound-eastbound shut down with construction. watch for crews on this scene closing it down in both directions and the ramps leading to the schuylkill as well. also we have an accident here early morning it's on the shoulder but right on the ramp of 422 eastbound, the off-ramp to 202. traffic is getting by but slowly tam. >> thank you, karen. this morning philadelphia police are looking for the person who shot a 15-year-old in the city's overbrook section. the teen was hit last night in the 900 block of north 63rd street. he was taken to penn presbyterian but we still don't know his condition just yet. police are looking for a 2004 or 2005 chevy impala last seen going south on 63rd street. and the vigil was held last night for 15-year-old shot and killed over a basketball game. family and friends gathered to remember tyhir barnes in southwest philadelphia. he was shot in the face monday night along 60th street and baltimore avenue. police say the gunman was a member of a rival basketball team. police tell us they have the name of the suspect and that they are extremely confident
that they'll make an arrest soon. >> a delaware county family is mourning the death of their loved one after a freak accident. 35-year-old colleen burns fell to her death at the grand canyon on friday. burns traveled to the national park with two of her close friends last week. they took some of these pictures on thursday posting to instagram. the next day they got up early to hike the popular south kaibab trail to a scenic overlook called a a down. >> she was stepping out of the way for another gentleman to squeeze in and unfortunately colleen just kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards. >> such a tragedy. park rangers found her body 400 feet below. the national park service is investigating her death. burns grew up in wharton pennsylvania, graduated from cardinal o'hara high school and was most recently working as a marketing executive at yelp in florida. >> so sad.
neil theobald the president of temple university is on its way out. the board of trustees announced its intention to dismiss him after taking a unanimous vote of no confidence. katherine scott is live near the campus in north philadelphia with all the details. this is quite a move. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. so far school officials haven't commented on this but here on temple's campus there was a great deal of surprise after that vote. the board of trustees took a unanimous vote of no confidence in president dr. neil theobald and intend to seek his dismissal. the 59-year-old theobald has led the university for three and a half years. he came from indiana university where he was senior vice president and chief financial officer. according to temple's web site philadelphia business journal named dr. theobald its most admired education ceo in 2015. last night the board said they did not like how theobald handled the dismissal of university provost hai-lung
dai and blamed him for the $22 million deficit in the financial aid budget. the board said they gave him the opportunity to resign but he refused. >> temple is a great institution. the board believes it's going to chart a course with a new president at the appropriate time that we'll continue to progress that temple has been making. >> reporter: and the board plans -- the board plans to formally appoint former acting president richard englert as acting president. they are expected to formally vote on theobald's dismissal week from tomorrow. live in north philadelphia katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> happening today, pennsylvania lawmakers are expected to vote on a $1.3 billion revenue package as they he scramble to balance a deficit riddled budget. the plan is expected to include a one dollar per pack tax increase on cigarettes and an extension of the state sales tax to digital down loads of music videos books and apps.
governor tom wolf let the $31 billion budget take effect yesterday without his signature and without a plan to fund the spending. >> hillary clinton has secured the end dorm of rival bernie sanders but it remains to be seen if she can really rally his supporters and donald trump is edging ever closer to announcing his vice presidential pick. kenneth moton has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump's running mate. >> mike pence i don't know whether he's going to be a governor or vice president, who the hell knows. >> reporter: sources tell abc news the one time reality star could appear with his number two as early as friday. >> just a little bit like the apprentice. you find out sooner or later who the last one standing is. >> reporter: newt gingrich appeared on fox news but the network suspended him as a contributor over the intense speculation he's on the vp short list. >> donald trump gets it. >> reporter: pence seems ready to take on hillary
clinton who finally got the end dorm she's been waiting for. endorsement she has been wait, for. >> i have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why i am endorsing hillary clinton. >> reporter: clinton is trying to win over supporters still feeling the burn. >> our country especially needs your voices and involvement. >> reporter: the two democrats say they're stronger together to defeat trump. this morning ruth baeder ginsberg told the new york times i can't imagine what the country would be with donald trump as our president. this morning trump fired back saying justice ginsberg embarrassed all by making very dumb statements. her mind is shot. resign. all of this playing out a few days before the republican national convention in cleveland. kenneth moton abc news washington.
>> philadelphia mayor jim kenney is expected to finalize his cabinet today. the mayor will introduce a new commissioner for the city's department of human services. it is a particularly tough time for dhs. in may the state downgraded its license to operate citing several violations of state child welfare laws. >> it's 4:39 there's an urgent search right now for a serial shooter out west. authorities believe seven deaths in eight separate shootings in the last several months may be lynxd. >> a police officer explains why he bought a couple dinner after they refused to sit next to him at a restaurant. cagedavid. >> getting ready to jump the delaware bane the delaware river into salem county. more on that and more on that buildup of heat we're expecting over the next several days. >> ♪ it's the celebration of the year!
>> a nine-year-old girl set a new fishing record. emma zaidel caught this 94.6-pound fish. she had a little bit of help in winning the 20 minute battle. her father expertly steered the boat so if the fish was trying to run it out he was helping to keep the boat beside the fish so she could keep cutting on it. the maryland department of natural resources said the previous record was 79 pounds. that was set back in 2014. wait until she goes back and talks about what she did on summer vacation. >> after she caught it she put it back in the water and rode it. [laughter] >> that's a big fish. okay, so, today more muggy than yesterday. on storm tracker6 live double scan we have an indication of increased instability today. you see a little shower down in southern and really central new castle county delaware. if we go in closer on this you can see how this is pushing very close to the lower delaware river and the upper delaware bay and it looks like
it will probably cross that body of water and get to salem by around one minute past 5 o'clock. right now it's heavy rain, not seeing any lightning out of this. there's another cell farther to the south in smyrna and a little bit more back to the west pushing over the chesapeake bay out of edge wood maryland. little bit of instability down south this morning. taking a look outside, we have cloudy skies and it is muggy across most of the region. of course once again today and even though most of us are dry, later this afternoon a good chunk of the region could start seeing some more showers and maybe some thunderstorms. 72 is the current temperature. your dewpoint way up there at 68 degrees. so, very humid air in place. winds out of the southeast at 3 miles per hour. future tracker6 handling the rain story and the it looks like for the morning we're mainly dry. as we get late morning up to about lunchtime areas out to the west in lancaster county berks county perhaps chester county start to redevelop some spotty drenching downpour producing thunderstorms and that will be off and on all way through the afternoon up to 4:30 where some of this stuff may try and glide a
little farther to the east. then we get up to 10 o'clock tonight and after the sun goes down and that instability and convective instability starts to die down we start see those thunderstorms go away as well. any storms that form today while they are spotty it won't affect everybody. do run a high risk of lightning, downpours and a moderate risk of some strong winds, too, so as is usually the case if you hear thunder take cover indoors on the lower floors later today. 72 degrees by 8 o'clock. 79 degrees by 10 o'clock. not a lot of action in the morning hours other than that system we just showed you down to the south. by noon, 83. and that is when we have a better chance of developing some at least spotty showers and thunderstorms. your high at a is going to be 87 at 3 o'clock. by 5 o'clock it will still be on the muggy side and still unstable. so here's the call for high temperatures across the region and a lot of us are busting up there pretty good today. 87 degrees in allentown, 88 in reading, glitch philadelphia. mid 80's in trenton and wilmington. again, it's warm and very noticeably humid today and spotty thunderstorms are
possible. then we get into the shore and once again you can get a little bit of relief there. low to mid 80's. 76 in the ocean, wow and 84 degrees at beth thee knee beach. u.v. index running moderate today at times. tonight the union at hope with a european friendly against english palace. warm and humid a thunderstorm around and cool drinks for that startup temperature of 81 degrees. then tomorrow -- well, today we've got those dewpoints in the 60's and 70's in some cases but by tomorrow afternoon we bust all the way back up into the mid 70's for dewpoints. that's oppressive humidity and there is an excessive heat watch in effect for tomorrow afternoon straight through friday evening. very warm and sticky today, 87 degrees is your high. tomorrow it gets down right on that is. >> reporter: it wildownoppressi. 94 is the high. another round of thunderstorms is possible on thursday. friday is probably dry but it's still oppressive with a high of 95. heat index values up around 100. for the weekend partly sunny very warm 89 degrees on
saturday and on sunday hot, 91 degrees. moderately humid and there's another chance of a pop-up thunderstorm might see another one of those on both monday and tuesday. remember, when we're not here you can always get the very latest on what's going on on radar and all your other weather information by logging onto 6abc.com and putting that forward slash weather in there. >> getting steamy. phoenix is on edge as police confirm that a seventh murder and three other shootings are the work of a serial shooter or shooters. the attacker is targeting people who are just outside homes or in their cars at night. the victims have nothing in common in terms of age race or gender. >> these incidents the motive is not apparent at all. >> this is the latest police sketch of the suspect. the original shooting spree from april 1st to june 12th was clustered in a close area. but authorities have now linked it to incidents outside that neighborhood and are warning everyone to be on guard. >> it's been tense over the
past week between police and some communities and many are trying to reach out and make a point. a prime example is officers in homestead, pennsylvania. these officers were having dinner friday night when a couple refused to sit next to them. they asked to be seated across the restaurant. that's when officer thomas decided to pay for their dinner. he also left them a message sir your check was paid for by the police officers that you and the want to sit next to. thank you for your support. >> essentially i was -- the whole goal of it was to let him know that we're not here to hurt you -- we're not here for. that we're here for you. we work for the public and we just want to better the relationship between the community and the police. >> in addition to paying the can couple's $28 bill officer thomas also left their server a 35 percent tip and i can't help but wonder what if that couple instead had turned to those officers and just engaged in a conversation with them. what good might have come out of that better than that. >> best way to fight is love
it is dark, it is early but doesn't mean we're problem free on the roads. we're looking live here at 422. i know it's hard to see but we have an accident on the westbound on-ramp from the schuylkill so just watch for this, the ramp to 422 westbound. we see traffic getting by but we have emergency workers on the scene. the accident mostly off the shoulder but whenever it's an accident on a ramp you know it's going to be a bit of an issue and it is there on 422. we have construction out here blocking the right lane so if you're out early and you're on 202 southbound between 29 and 401, you want to watch for that. let's head on outside in new jersey and see what it looks like on 42. very light volume northbound traffic coming up from turnersville or blackwood. you're not going to have a problem just yet. no major delays out there. just the usual construction and construction also blocking a lane here 295 southbound the off ramp to 42 but that should be clear in about another half hour. nydia. >> concerned residents in upper dublin warminster packed a meeting in fort washington.
that's where water providers representatives from the epa talked about test to the water. firefighting foam that was used at the willow grove naval air station. >> taking a look at business. if you haven't taken a look at your 401k in awhile i just stopped when the market was tanking i didn't want to get upset but now you can go back and take a look. both the dow and s & p 500 hit new record highs. the dow closed over 18,000, it's taken more than a year to get there. the s & p is also hitting records so the nasdaq seems to be lagging a little bit still it finally went into positive territory erasing its loses for the year. however, i just took a look at all three indices and it's looking like they will have a lower open this morning. amazon prime day started outweigh checkout glitch but then quickly turned into your standard sales blitz. the retailer did not release overall sales figured yet but it did reveal the quantities sold. prime members in the u.s. purchased over 91,000 instant
pots pressure cookers and all 23,000i robot roombas that were on the site. this seems to be in line with last year's prime day sale i went to take a look none of the stuff that i wanted was on deep discounter but i guess some people got stuff. >> i should have bought that roomba. a group of nurses at hahnemann university hospital made sure a cancer patient got to share a special night with his daughter. melissa culpepper bought her father jim a ticket to last night's paul mccartney concert in south philadelphia. she couldn't afford one for herself. mr. culpeper per's health took a turn. he thought he wouldn't be well enough to go. his nurses stepped in and saved the day. >> my director was able to call our cancer center here at hahnemann and they were able to give us the money to buy the ticket so that it was all free of cost for them and we wanted to make eight special night for the two of that em. >> it's shocking and everything but at the same time it's not. it's -- this is -- they are --
this is how they are. this is how they are every da day. >> mr. culpepper says the entire experience was a dream come true. i love that. >> when i had my son i realized what rock stars nurses are. they are incredible. it's 4:54. the search is on for the vandals to damaged a popular dinosaur exhibit in berks county. >> emergency crews rescue six people including children when their boat began take on water in a new york city harbor. that story is next. >> ♪
>> potentially deadly situation had a happy ending off ellis island. six people including children were on a motorboat that started taking in water. it flipped over in minutes. u.s. park police raced to the scene jumped into the water and saved all six people. they only suffered minor injuries. >> the villanova wildcats will be in the national spotlight once again. the basketball champs will appear on the espy awards. they air right here on 6abc at 8 o'clock. we caught up with coach jay wright. play of the year for kris jenkins. they clearly should win both of those. >> uber driver in pittsburgh figured out how to turn the
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priorities usa action is responsible i >> ♪ >> "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 july 13th. matt o'donnell is off. nydia han is joining us. here's what's happening. >> temple's president is out after a board of trustees meeting. details on why. >> a final farewell one day after a somber and emotional memorial, the city of dallas will begin the task of laying five police officers to rest. >> a dinosaur exhibit va