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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 morni it's 4:30 on this tuesday july 19. >> we're following two breaking news stories to your. a driver in atlantic city struck and killed a pedestrian and kept on going. >> masked men break into an
elderly man's philadelphia home overnight forcing him to land over cash and more. >> airport workers plan to rally today leading the fierce that a strike could disrupt travel during the democratic national convention here next week. >> dave murphy is off. let's give you accuweather from karen rogers. matt pelman has traffic. good mor >> good morning. we're starting to take a look at the storm reports because i know for a lot of people it's still time to clean up after strong storms yesterday in allentown, tree limbs down haverford township one of the hardest hit areas, trees down, upper darby several trees down, wilmington same situation as so some serious storms that came through and caused a lot of damage. satellite6 and action radar slowing that's out of here many we still have just a fair amount of cloud c
front kind of limps through but today is a day of change. 74 degrees for your current temperature but just in the up are 60's in the lehigh valley. 73 in and 73 in dover, delaware. today's high 89 degrees. so, yes, very warm. some morning clouds will give way to lots of sunshine through the afternoon but the key is it's less humid. it's going to feel a lot better out there today. we get a very brief break before the heat and humidity returns so i'll have details on that coming up in the accuweather forecast in just a minute matt. >> all right karen. as you well know our summer of septa snarls continues. yesterday with schedules on five again.
the third new schedule in three weeks. but new schedules did go into effect on these five lines providing a little bit more service and while we're grateful nor additional service it didn't seem to alleviate a lot of our problems with delays yesterday on the septa regional rails. they were big throughout the day especially during the rush hours. so, again, bottom line is if you're taking the regional rails and you can do so, sometime other than the rush hours, you're going to be better off. we'll keep you posted as the morning progresses. we're watching overnight construction, of course, here on 422. this is the westbound side at route 23 by valley forge. you can see traffic's only able to get by in the left vial out of commission. scheduled until 6 o'clock for that overnight work so coming away from 202 watch out for the crews but the crews are pretty much gone now here along the vine street expressway. was closed overnight for construction between the schuylkill and broad street. w
11 o'clock. at this point they're still wrapping up on the eastbound side but it looks like pretty much everything has reopened. had an overnight cra pennsauken along 130 near browning road. that's cleared so 130 is reopened which is good news. and no major problems so far this morning along 73 or 295. this is a live look at 42. this morning but for the next half hour the ramp from the southbound side to 295 is blocked for overnight construction but tam, that should be reopened by 5 o'clock.
>> okay, thank you, matt. this is breaking an elderly man was startled awake finding three masked men stand over him. he says they made off with his money and his phone. annie mccormick the scene in somerton. what do we know on this sto >> reporter: well, tam, the good news is that 83-year-old victim is okay. he told police that he woke up to a loud bang. it turned out that that was three men forcing their inside of his somerton home. they actually knocked down the front doors so hard that they knocked it off of the door jam. well, then those men -- the victim tells police that those
men appeared in his bedroom. they had a metal pipe. they also had a gun. they demanded cash and anything else that he had in the home. police spoke to us earlier this morning after this all happened. it happened around 1:00 a.m. here in the 10,000 block of vree road. >> the three males started to ransack his house, bedroom, living room went through several drawers and closets. they took $800 cash. they took some medicine. the 83-year-old victim was wearing a ring on his pinkie finger. they made him take that off and they also took his cell phone. >> reporter: now, none of the suspects were wearing masks so the victim was able to give a description to police but they say that it wasn't a very clear description he was able to give since it was in the dark. they're looking for surveill
area. there's calling on anybody in the 10,000 block of vree road to see if they saw anything susp annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> breaking overnight police in atlantic city are searching person that they hit has died. the collision happened around 10:40 last night along north martin luther king boulevard near mckinley avenue. weaver working to get the identity of the victim and details on the striking car. >> new jersey governor chris christie will speak at the republican national convention tonight. presumptive nominee donald trump bucked tradition last night by appearing on the first day of the convention but the spotlight was on his wife melania.
abc's stephanie ramos joins us live from the quicken loans arena in cleveland with more. stephanie. >> reporter: matt, there was so much buzz about the big headliner for night one, donald trump's wife melania. #melania is trending on twitter for all the wrong reasons. day one of the republican national convention proved to be as unconventional as expected. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: donald trump popping up the very first day to introduce his wife melania. >> an amazing mother, an incredible woman, melania trump. >> reporter: melania taking the stage introducing herself to america and making the case for her husband. >> he's tough when he has to be but he's also kind and fair and caring. >> reporter: her spee though sparking controversy overnight with allegations of plagiarism. some portions of the speech sounding nearly identical to first lady michelle obama's 2008 convention speech. >> to know that the only limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dream and the wind gustness to work hard for them. >> reporter: the convention got off to a chaotic start. anti-trump del
convention floor trying and failing to take steps to block trump's nomination. >> in the opinion of the chair the ayes have it. >> reporter: the theme that took over the case against hillary clinton. >> who would trust hillary clinton to protect them? i wouldn't. would you? >> no. >> reporter: but inside the clinton campaign's war room staffers watched the rnc and fired back swifting with videos tweets also from cleveland. trump's campaign defending melania trump's speech this
morning saying melania's team of writers took notes on her life inspirations and included fragments that reflected her own thinking. in cleveland, stephanie ramos channel6 "action news." matt. >> thank you stephanie. "action news" anchors jim gardner and sarah bloomquist are in cleveland. their live reports continue tonight and they're also sending us updates through twitter and facebook. >> happening today workers at philadelphia international airport will hold a rally calling for higher wages and union rights. baggage handlers wheelchair attendants and other service workers voted to strike last week. there are fears the strike could disrupt travel for the democratic national convention in philadelphia next week but american airlines said it did not anticipate any customer service issues if there was some sort of job action. >> ♪ >> new on "action news," a driver was electrocuted when live power lines fell on her car during a severe storm in north jersey. it happened yesterday afternoon. witnesses say the 26-year-old woman was attempting to drive around a fallen tree. the wires then fell on her car and she was killed as she tried to get out of the vehicle. now, if you're in your car and live power lines fall on top of it, you are advised to stay inside t
aisle land beach before rushing her to the hospital. >> strong storms yesterday, some heat eventually coming our way serious heat. what can we expect today. >> today kind of like a regular summer like day, not quite hitting 90. the humidity is giving as you breakly we like that. let's take a look right now with storm tracker6 live double scan. looking good clear and dry. let's go outside and see what it looks like right now as you're starting your day. weaver looking live in atlantic city right now. we do have a fair amount of clouds as a front is still kind of eking through the area. it still feels sticky in atlantic city but everywhere else you're starting to feel a break in the conditions. let's look at the temperature. currently 74 degrees right now in philadelphia. the dewpoint is 66. that's down from yesterday. the dewpoints will trop even a little bit more today. it's going to feel good for you. the pressure is holding steady. the winds are currently out of the south. they're going to switch to the northwest and that's going to help give us a little bit of refreshing breeze and the ocean temperature is 66 degrees. i want to show you the
visibility reports. 10 miles at philadelphia international airport. no issue there. but look at this, just .8 in reading, 7 miles in allentown and the national weather service is saying in the valleys in the lehigh valley, we are seeing some dense fog so kind of in between the reporting sites. you want to watch for that for early on this morning but it shouldn't be an issue for the city itself. let's take a look at satellite6 and action radar. there are those strong storms from yesterday, tour down degrees, lots of lightning through the area and some heavy rain. that's off the coast. we can see we're stuck with some cloud cover mixing right now through the area but that's going to really break apart and we're going to have a nice sunny day today. the big thing is there dewpoints. so we saw right now it's at 66 but watch what happens. this is at 8 o'clock in the morning and you can see 60 degrees. we drop to 11 o'clock, it's 56. so it's going to feel a lot better for you once you hang in there. any time you hit about 60 it starts to feel sticky. you can see at 11 o'clock most of the area really feeling much more comfortable tam than yesterday. down at the shore today,
sunshine a few clouds. it will turn less humid. still warm though. in atlantic city 85 degrees for your high. in rehoboth about 87 degrees and the u.v. index still very high with that bright sunshine we're getting just a few morning clouds giving way to bright sunshine today as that front pushes farther off the coast. 89 for your high. still talking about a very warm day but yesterday we hit 96. temperatures are dropping a little bit for us. tomorrow the pick of the week. very comfortable. high pressure right overhead. 85 degrees for your high. go ahead and make some plans tomorrow. best day of the week feeling pretty comfortable. here's your seven-day forecast. very warm today, but turning less humid. it's going to be a nice one, 89 for your high and then tomorrow sunny nice, low humidity, can't beat that, 85. that's the only break you get. we're turning up the heat a little bit more on thursday, partly sunny and 89. how about the weekend we bumped up those temperatures. 97 degrees saturday and sunday.
hot and humid. we also have the chance on sunday for a late day storm. monday still hot and humid 92. looks like another heat wave. let's take a look right now as you go to 6abc.com. that's where we keep all the latest information with weather so we all write blogs and help you with weather discussions to help you make your plans especially when we're tracking yet another heat wave coming our way. >> all right. going to be good to get in thely. >> yes, it is, jump right in. >> thank you karen. kevin boyle wants to know septa's long term plans to deal with the regional rail troubles. he'll host a hearing this morning from 10:00 until noon at core services. a third of septa's fleet was taken out of service because of a defect with the suspension system. it could cause service issues beyond labor day. >> a plan way rock attacked two coatesville police officers. police dashcam video shows the man throwing a large rock at the patrol car's windshield yesterday. here it comes right now. you can watch and see it
happen. the officer then got out of the car and says the man then tried to hit him in the head with the same rock. a seconds officer suffered a broken sternum during the arrest. we'll update officer's condition and break down what we know about the man now facing charges coming up in a live report at 5:00 a.m. >> new on "action news" a san antonio police officer left no doubt that he's a hero. he caught three children as they jump fred a burning apartment building. officer tim bowen saw four children surrounded by thick black smoke on the second floor early yesterday morning. without a safe way to get up bowen talked the children into jumping down him. >> just helping them come to me. they didn't want to at first but i talked to them and talked to them. >> bowen caught three of the children one by one as they fell around 12 feet into his arms. but there was a four-year-old little boy who instead ran back inside the apartment. luckily firefighters were there and were able to go in after him and retrieve him safely. >> 4:47. up next, matt pelman will give us another look at traffic and
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>> ♪ >> good morning and welcome to your tuesday, july 19th, 2016. looking good there at philadelphia international airport. looking a whole lot better than it was last evening here in delco along the blue route 476 close to route three the broomall upper darby interchange. we had so many downed trees and downed wires around delco last night. most of them have been pushed out of the way but if you're heading out this morning and you see some tweet me let me know at matt pelman. so far things on the blue route are moving well. moving better now on the vine street expressway. all the overnight construction has cleared out so all lanes opened in both directions. won't be the case again tonight at 11 o'clock when the crews return and shut it down once again. on the big picture getting word of a vehicle fire in kensington along firth near gall. had that overnight construction other vine but otherwise things look good on the schuylkill and 95 with no issues. this is 42 southbound approaching 295. the ramp to the northbound side of 295 is blocked but that should be opened in the next 10 minutes. and in folsom 322 the black
horse pike is closed until 6:00 for construction. jackson roads one possible alternate. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. talking now about business. the trump taj mahal has withdrawn an offer to restore health insurance for striking workers. the casino owned by carl icahn had given workers until yesterday to vote on the offer. they argued it was half of what workers at the tropicana get. about a thousand members have been on strike since july 1st. meantime new numbers show pennsylvania casinos are on a roll. gambling revenues set a record for the fiscal year that just ended on june 30th. the state's 12 casinos took in more than $3.2 billion the slots and table games. that's up 3-pointer 6 percent over the last year. stocks ticked higher yesterday nudging the s & p to another record, over 2,000 points. futures this morning are pointing to a lower open. starting today playing the hit pokemon go game will not
count against your data allowance if you're a t-mobile customer. the promotion is opt in and it lasts a year. some experts don't like the process which is known as zero rating. the critic says it changes a traditional concept of the internet that all services and apps are treated equally, no special promotions for any one of them. >> yeah, like you can't watch netflix without any data -- without using data so why should it be pokemon go. 4:53. high levels of carbon monoxide from a philadelphia hookah lounge pulled residents out of their homes. story at 5:00 a.m. >>
>> the superintendent of police in radnor township delaware county has expressed regret for some controversial remarks he made about the black lives matter movement. >> i should not have made that blanket statement. i should have specified that i was talking about a small segment of the black lives matter movement. >> william cole rullo addressed the community during a town hall meeting. he referred to the black lives matter movement as "a violent hateful authorization condones violence against police." black lives matter leaders have repeatedly stated that they are against violence he ended his comments last night by thanking his police officers and the commuter for their support during a trying
time for police. >> phillies honored an injured delaware county police officer during last night's game. folcroft officer christopher dorman survived being shot seven times in the line of duty last month. the 25-year-old was well enough to head outweigh grounds keepers in between innings. dorman as you saw there waved to the crowd as fans thanked him for his bravery and his service. >> 4:57 now. still ahead on "action news," donald trump's wife melania took center stage and spoke for the presidential hopeful but now there's questions about were the words really hers. we'll explain what's going on. >> an attacker drags an elderly two the ground during a pur
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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 everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday july 19th and here's what's happening. >> a man is behind bars accused of drilling a chester county police officer with a rock. we're live with the details on that. >> a pennsylvania prison is currently on lockdown where a corrections officer and an inmate were found dead. >> melania trump's speech is getting a lot of attention but not for the right reasons. this morning why some say they thought they heard an echo. >> feeling better outside. details now from karen rogers filling in for david and matt pelman is here with traffic. >> it's nice to have improvement even if it's not very long lived. satellite6 and action radar slowing us the storms from yesterday well off the coast. they packed a to your full punch. we have trees town in its wake but you can see just a few clouds out there. we'll sea bright sunshine