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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 vandalized.
now the search is on for those responsible. >> but first up let's head over to dave murphy. he's talking about a steamy maybe stormy kind of day and karen rogers has the latest on your traffic including mass transit. good morning. >> humidity levels are higher this morning than they were yesterday and we also have a little cluster of heavy rain showers pushing toward the east. not seeing any lightning from this just yet but salem just about ready to get this and alloway about 19 minutes past 5 o'clock. takes about a half hour for it to go the lengths of that arrow so still a ways away from route 55 in case that's one of the areas you like to drive everybody else is dry but it is muggy out there and of course out to the west there's more instability as a cold front gets closer to us we'll fire up some more afternoon and perhaps evening drenching thunderstorms. 71 degrees currently in philadelphia. warmer this morning than yesterday. 73 degrees in allentown. 73 in wilmington. still 69 in millville and 73 in cape may. when you check out the dewpoints, these were just popping up into the low to mid 60's yesterday. now we've got some spots in the upper 60's and that would include philadelphia and a
couple of 70's on your dewpoint map down to the south. remember anything over 60 is slightly humid but once you get over 65 it's down right muggy and oppressive once you start seeing those 70-degree numbers on the dewpoint chart. here's how it's going to go today. 8 o'clock, 72, a bit muggy. 10 o'clock 79 and then this afternoon we spend it in the 80's. 83 degrees by noon. and your high today is going to be that 87-degree reading at 3 o'clock. again, through the afternoon some spotty and drenching thunderstorms are possible. and over the next couple of days we expect excessive heat. starting tomorrow afternoon going all the way into friday evening, another excessive heat watch is in effect. this will probably become a warning as we get closer to tomorrow. heat index values thursday and friday afternoon karen could top 100 degrees maybe even going to around 104 so a couple of days of that coming up. i'll detail all of this again in the seven at any. >> what would make that feel better other than standing on a crowded train. regional rails you want to watch for that today. we have new schedules that went into effect on monday after septa leased additional
trains to try to compensate for the lack of 13,000 seats. we're now down to about 11,000 seats. yesterday between 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock in the morning we saw a handful of issues with overcrowded trains. that just were bypassing stations. and beyond that it seemed to be more of an issue of delays that we saw so you want to expect that today. if you can head out early that always helps you with the problems with the regional rails and expect between 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock to be the roughest time period. as we look live on the vine street expressway westbound traffic you can see that's reopened. looks like we're starting to see a few cars come eastbound as they continue to open the ramps from the schuylkill to the vine and they'll be opening the vine completely eastbound any minute now. 422 westbound the on-ramp from the schuylkill we do still have that accident blocking the shoulder and david has been talking about those storms that are moving from delaware into southern new jersey so you want to watch for 295, route 40 to be getting wet currently so be careful of that when you're headed out tam. >> thank you karen. new this morning philadelphia police are looking for motives and suspects in a shooting that left a man in critical condition.
the victim was shot on the 2400 block of north bouvierr street. big developments on temple university's campus. the school's president neil theobald is on his way out after the board of trustees unanimously came up with a vote of no confidence. "action news" reporter katherine scott joins us now from temple's campus in north philadelphia. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. that's right, this was the unanimous vote of no confidence by the board of trustees and while many were aware of some issues recently the ouster has taken a lot of people by surprise here on temple's campus. so far school officials have not commented. 59-year-old dr. neil theobald arrived to temple in 2012. he came from indiana university where he was senior vice president and chief financial officer. the board said they did not like how theobald handled the dismissal of university provost hai-lung dai and
blamed theobald for the $22 million deficit in the school's financial aid budget. with the planned dismissal of theobald tell me spell slated to lose two of its top leaders in a short amount of time. the board says she gave theobald the opportunity to resign which he refused. >> this board of trustees believes that someone has to be held accountable for that deficit and the way it was handled and its view is that the president is accountable for that situation. >> reporter: and the board plans to formally appoint richard englert at acting president. they're scheduled to formally vote on theobald's ouster a week from tomorrow. we are live in north philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thank you. chairs with american flags and police hats are a somber reminder of the lives lost last week in dallas as thousands gathered for a memorial service in their honor yesterday. today funerals will begin for
those five police officers shot and killed by a lone sniper during a protest in downtown dallas. >> ♪ the dallas police choir performed at the interfaith service to honor the fallen officers yesterday. president barack obama along with vice president joe biden former president george w. bush and their lives paid their respects to the victims' families as well. the president calling the attack a hate crime. >> an act not just of violence but hatred. all of this has left us angered and wounded and hurt. >> president obama is holding a town hall tomorrow moderated by david muir and jamaal hill. the president and the people a national conversation will be simulcast right here on 6abc and on all other disney media networks. >> new this morning, police in delaware have arrested and
charged a man accused of putting a camera inside a restaurant bathroom. 29-year-old luis eduardo lopez is accused of putting a digital camera inside a bathroom stall at the mo's southwest grille on kirkwood highway in wilmington an employee discovered the camera in march and reported it to police. lopez a former employee at mo's was arrested yesterday. in reading police are looking for vandals who climbed onto a dinosaur attraction and caused extensive damage. officials say the vandals were caught on surveillance camera climbing on the dinosaur as early as yesterday morning. the dinosaur is missing fingers teeth part of its tail and it has a damaged tail. the dinosaur is part of a traveling exhibit. the museum is asking for the missing pieces to be returned to help with the repairs. >> it is really going to feel like july, hot and steamy around here and it's time to turn to dave murphy to join us at the desk and talk about what you can expect with some of your accuweather. here he comes.
>> it is good pool weather, isn't it. >> yes it will. >> i tell you what, it's good pool weather until later this afternoon when there could be some thunderstorms, okay. >> right. >> you want to get in it early. >> storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows that you say we are mainly dry across the region but we have that cluster of showers that opened up around new castle county delaware and one of those showers is headed in the direction of our way and fenwick and cohansey between now and 5:30, this is slowly inching toward the east. i'll go ahead and start this up for you and then maybe we'll track a couple more communities. it shouldn't last real long. but it is producing a fairly decent downpour and you can expect it to arrive and then probably take about 15 minutes for the worst of it to get past us. bridgeton 5:29, deerfield 5:33 and farther to the north there's also a little batch of this that is apparently heading toward fenwick and then woodstown by about 5:37 so it's these areas of salem and cumberland county that we are currently tracking and
there's another little cell behind these that might also blossom into a downpour a little bit later on. looks like all that's going to stay down in south jersey and miss southeastern pennsylvania. stepping outside we now have cloudy skies of course and muggy conditions over center city philadelphia. and temperatures right now across the region are definitely warmer than yesterday and also making it feel a little bit muggy. 73 degrees in allentown, 74 in reading currently, 71 in philadelphia, 69 in millville and 73 in cape may. more humid this morning than it was yesterday. future tracker6 shows you that through most of the morning we're dry but late in the morning pushing toward lunchtime there could be the redevelopment of some more showers and thunderstorms. these are kind of off and on and spotty but where they hit they could produce drenching downpours in this humid air mass and by the time we get up to 10 o'clock, the sun is down, convective instability is beginning to ease back and we'll probably see less and less of that. up in the lehigh valley today, warm, humid, afternoon norms that could produce brief gusty winds, 87 degrees is the high. and of course lots of
lightning and downpours, too. down the shore you're going for highs in the mid 80's and this is probably mainly dry day although the farther south you go along these beaches the more july to look out for that thunderstorm later on. 87 is your i had no idea, warm and humihigh inphiladelphia. excessive heat warnings likely to be posted. we already have the watch. 87 trees is today's high, warm and sticky. you have that thunderstorm chance this afternoon. tomorrow it's going to feel like it's 100 or worse. a high of 94 but excessive heat and that excessive heat watch in effect starting tomorrow afternoon and not ending until friday evening. friday is also going to be oppressive with a high of 95 and again higher heat index values. thunderstorms today and tomorrow could be drenching and a little bit strong. then we get into friday and saturday and we're probably dry although even saturday looks kind of muggy with that high of 89. and then there's a feature down to the south on sunday that might pop a couple of showers or thunderstorms at times. otherwise 91 degrees moderately humid on sunday and
staying kind of sticky on monday and tuesday. not oppressive heat and humidity then but still humid. >> thanks, david. >> still ahead, a woman in new york is probably wishing she had after a tinder date. >> they got more than they bargained for. what has sickened nearly three dozen people who thought they were just smoking pot. karen. >> david has been talking about a you believe can of storms down to the south. we're dry right here on the schuylkill expressway and we've got no problems as you look live approaching spring garden. we're going to check the suburban traffic report see how your commute is going coming up. >> plus how an uber driver is cashing in on the pokemon craze. that's coming up next. when you can relax with your foot off the brake and stay put. and when you enjoy 400 horsepower that's both smooth and controlled. that's the more human side of engineering.
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>> welcome back on this wednesday. yes, it is hump day. 5:14, 71 degrees. sky6 hd taking a live look at philadelphia international airport. if you don't like hot steamy weather better go someplace else. [laughter] >> time to catch a flight. >> let's find out more about that and your commute and go over to karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning. it's summer in philly what do you expect. it's going to be kind of hot and sticky today at least warm. suburban traffic report time. let's go outside and check the suburbs for you. live in exton chester county, this is a look at route 100 at commerce drive. roads here are clear and dry as you head towards the 30 bypass coming up from phoenixville or lionville. you're not going have any problem right now. looking pretty good in exton this morning. let's take you over to the vine street expressway and check on that construction and you can see it's cleared in both directions. so, it's reopened, the vine westbound and eastbound no problem, crews will return again tonight at 11 o'clock and shut the vine down so you'll watch for those
closures a little later. on the turnpike eastbound between neshaminy service plaza and the turnpike toll plaza we've got the right lane blocked with some construction and br i.m.f. is up and about talking about an object on the road on the schuylkill. storm tracker6 live double scan shows a little batch of heavy rain that has moved from delaware into new jersey. you can see it hitting salem headed towards woods down at about 5:34. you see that progression to thtothe east. at any point later today we can expect to see a few thunderstorms. 65 in martins creek, 69 in warrington, 71 warm and muggy in center city. 68 in hammonton. 72 in dover delaware. headed up to 87 with a chance for some late day storms, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. instead of stealing a woman's kiss, a woman's tinder date is accused of trying steal her jewelry cash and electronics. the couple was enjoying a lovely date.
they went out for dinner and that back to the woman's house where they sat on the porch and hung out. the 26-year-old man asked to use her bathroom. police say while he was inside he started grabbing anything he could and neighbors spotted what was going on through the window. police say the man who still lives with his parents, girl that might have been a sign, has a previous arrest record. that woman probably wishes she had just swiped left. more than two dozen people are recovering after an apparent mass drug overdose on a new york street corner yesterday. witnesses reported seeing victims lying on the sidewalk shaking and leaning against trees and fire hydrants. 33 people were taken to area hospitals. police believe the victims had been smoking k2 which is a synthetic marijuana. it was outlawed in new york city last year. >> 5:16. turning to sports this year's baseball all-star game belongs to the american league. the mid summer classic was won by the american league last night for the fourth straight year. kansas city player eric hosmer hit a solo home run. his teammate salvador perez
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>> an ominous picture of lake pontchartrain in new orleans. a if you think cloud and water spout appeared over the water. the thick and menacing cloud was started from the heart of the city. it reportedly stayed there for about 30 minutes before dissipating. one of the residents said it was one of the largest water spouts they'd ever seen over the lake. >> i do love those shots that people take. you got to be in a safe spot to get them but it's interesting to see them evolve
like that. let's take a look at the roads. we have an accident just came into us here on the boulevard northbound at hornig road. a car ran into a pole so now the pole is down. you know what happens when you got a pole down. it's going to take a while come out and fix it. stick to i-95 in area instead. let's go outside and check southwest philadelphia by the platt bridge. looking good. no problems headed towards the airport day. looking all right. >> all right karen. we've got some less than all right views on storm tracker6 live double scan this morning as some drenching showers are pushing out of the delaware bay and now pushing into south jersey. this is northern cumberland county, salem county also picking up some of this and some of you who are in the bowling alley if you were for heavy rain is shiloh cohansey deerfield and there you see the arrival times on your screen. takes about a half hour for to go the length of this. they'll only last about 10 minutes but they'll get you a downpour in the humid air that's in place today. 71 degrees and muggy this morning by 7 o'clock.
75 by 10 o'clock. this afternoon will be another warm one. we'll see a high of 87 degrees at about 3 o'clock and after we get finished that morning shower doesn't look like we're getting a lot more until about lunchtime. then you'll look out for spotty drenching showers and thunderstorms perhaps later on. nydia. >> tased thank you. newly released documents in the penn state sexual abuse case include testimony that one of the young boys went directly to joe paterno in 1976 but the boy's claim was ignored. that timing conflicts with paterno's account that he first received a complaint about sandusky isn't 2001. according to the transcript released tuesday a man says he told paterno about the abuse when it allegedly happened 40 years ago. the man who was a teen at the time says paterno responded by saying he didn't want to hear about it and that he had a "football season to worry about." the documents were just unsealed but the testimony from john doe 150 was given in october of 2014. the man says at least six other boys in a shower heard
him yell that sandusky abused himly. >> in health check a study is raising serious concerns about how doctors screen for diabetes. the study was done by the university of florida looking at new diabetes screening criteria and found th it only identified 45 percent of people at risk often missing people especially in minority communities who should have been tested and identified as having the disease. the study suggested doctors screen people beyond the stated guidelines but noted that step may often mean an out-of-pocket costs for the patient. >> the time is now 5:22. up next in your morning buzz, a special ceremony for a college grad who was unable to enjoy the pomp and circumstance of his original graduation date. >> also, closer to a deal. pennsylvania lawmakers say they are ready to take a vote as the clock runs down but first up here's america's money. >> good morning. topping america's money, new records on wall street. >> the dow gained more than 120 points yesterday to close at a new high. the s & p 500 also set a record. >> good news for 401k
accounts. losses since the brexit vote have been erased. >> amazon's second prime day sale is now over and sales were flat compared to last year. >> amazon may have generated more than half a billion dollars if sales yesterday. big numbers in an otherwise quiet time of year. >> and nutrition labels are coming to beach the nation's major breweries plan to list calories carbs protein and fat along with alcohol content. >> so the decision was voluntary but within three or four years most beer cans and bottles will have that data. >> they say they might list ingredients on the web site as well. >> don't worry. after four or five of them you can't read them anyway. [laughter] >> that's america's money. >> have a good one. >> ♪
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fortunately dad got a picture of the big fish before they cut the line and let it go. they didn't have the equipment to hall it aboard their boat and keep it but little blake, yeah, has a big story for his friends when he gets back home. tam. >> all right, thank you nydia. next up at 5:30 turtles are on the move right across the runway of j.f.k. where they're going and if these slow moving creatures are causing problems for travelers. we'll be right back. it's the celebration of the year! blinds to go's annual storewide sale going on now! buy one, get one at half price. hundreds of styles and colors. every item through the store. buy one get one at half price. our biggest sale of the year is a blast! blinds to go. blinds for life.
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