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>> brake now an elderly man comes face to face with armed men who steal hundreds of dollars of cash out of his home. >> a deadly hit and run crash happens right in front of a jitney ride in atlantic city. police hope someone on board saw the driver. >> happening now, melania trump steals the spotlight at the rnc but some are asking did she steal part of her speech. >> 5:30 on this tuesday july 19th. feeling better out there. karen is in for david and also we have matt pelman. >> we'll give you a little bit of a break how about that in the heat and the humidity and it is not going to last. satellite6 and action radar showing the strong storms from
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yesterday are pushing well to the east. we still see he sea a little bit of a shower out to the west out there that will miss us as it dives down to the south. let's look at the current conditions. it's 73 degrees, still a fair amount of clouds as that front pushes off but we'll sea bright sunshine the rest of the day. feels comfortable in allentown, 64, nice. 68 in reading. 73 in trenton, millville and dover. still sticky along the shore. cape may 73. 74 in atlantic city currently. the humidity drops way down from late this morning on it's going to feel nice and comfortable out there. the dewpoints will be less than 60 degrees in a few hours. you'll notice the difference in the humidity today. right and sunny today after a few morning clouds,. at 7:00 a.m., 76. very warm though. by 10:00 a.m. up to 80. by noon, 85. you can go outside take a walk around lunchtime because the humidity won't be too bad. by 3:00 p.m. we make it up to 89 degrees. that's your high for today and by 5:00 p.m. 88 degrees with maybe just a couple clouds
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mixing with the sun so he still very warm today but not as bad as yesterday. humidity way down but we are tracking another heat wave, matt, all the details on that one coming up. >> but today you're giving us a break from the humidity. >> right. >> i think septa thought they were giving us a break by adding a little more service that was incorporated into new schedules that took effect yesterday morning, karen, on five different lines. well, we still saw big delays throughout the day on the septa regional rails and of course we expect them again this morning. no big delays reported yet but if you can travel outside of the time frames that are traditionally considered the rush hours, i think you're going to be better off but i know that's not possible for all of you. this is the roosevelt boulevard southbound side south of broad street. have a broken down vehicle here. pen to the is assisting. looks like it should be gone any minute. for now the right lane is blocked though on the southbound boulevard. in kensington we still have that vehicle fire along fifth street near gaal. huntingdon street would be a better bet. vine street expressway reopened. overnight construction has cleared.
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no delays yet either. construction crews return tonight at 11 o'clock and we still have some overnight work on the northeast extension. also a chair in the roadway southbound between lansdale and mid-county so watch out, right lane is blocked by that chair and there's still right lane road work on 422 eastbound between sanatoga and royersford. some slowdowns from time to time there. we expect that work for at leaf another half hour. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. this story is breaking now. an elderly man says he heard a crash as someone kicked in his front door and that end he had three men in his face with guns. they stole hundreds of dollars from him. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live outside of northeast detectives with the latest on what we know. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. northeast detectives are investigating this case. luckily the 83-year-old victim was not hurt but he tells police that three men bashed in his front door and then tore apart his home looking for cash. well, this is video from the scene. this all happened around 1:00 this morning in the 10,000 block of vree road.
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the victim says he was in bed and woke to a large bang and then three men showed up in his bedroom with a gun and a metal pipe. they knocked the front door down so hard it flew off the door jam. then when they were standing over that victim's bed they demanded that he find cash. >> the three males then started to ransack his house, his bedroom, his 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: and the 83-year-old victim is it rely on oxygen. he does have a oxygen tank. luckily even though those men were wielding a metal pipe and a weapon they he the not harm him but police are looking for information from the public. again, this happened in the somerton section in the 10,000
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block of vree road around 1:00 this morning. they're hoping that anybody with information can come forward and help them. for now reporting live outside of northeast detectives, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt, back to you. >> thank you, annie. it is no longer surprising to see donald trump offer a surprise. the latest one came on the first night of the republican national convention. >> the presumptive nominee made an early entrance to introduce his wife melania coming to the stage back lit like beyoncé. melania cut a striking figure but there are a lot of questions this morning about her speech itself. >> abc's stephanie ramos is live in cleveland to run down day one and preview day two. stephanie. >> reporter: matt and tam, there was so much buzz around the big headliner for night one, donald trump's wife melania. well, guess what there still is #melania is trend on twitter but for all the wrong reasons. >> ♪ >> reporter: day one of the republican national convention proved to be as unconventional as expected. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: donald trump
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popping up the very first day to introduce his wife melania. >> an amazing mother, an incredible woman, melania trump. >> reporter: melania taking its stage he 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 speech, 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 thely limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them u the convention got off to a chaotic start. anti-trump delegates on the convention floor trying and failing to take steps to block trump's nomination. >> in the opinion of the chair the ayes have itism tonight's theme was to make america safe again, to focus on national
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security and recent violence but the theme that took over the case against hillary clinton. >> who would trust hillary clinton to protect them? i wouldn't. would you? >> reporter: but inside the clinton campaign's room staffers watched the rnc and fired back swiftly with videos tweets also from cleveland. the trump campaign is defending melania trump's speech this morning saying melania's team of writers took notes on her life's inspirations and included fragments that real flectd her own thinking. in cleveland, stephanie ramos channel6 "action news." matt. >> thank you stephanie. tonight's theme at the convention is make america work again. new jersey governor chris christie is the featured speaker. our own jim gardner and sarah bloomquist will be in cleveland throughout the convention with gavel to gavel coverage. be sure to tune in for their live reports throughout the week right here on "action
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news." hillary clinton will campaign in las vegas today. the democrat will speak to public employee union members and then attend a voter registration event. an airport worker walkout that is planned at philadelphia international airport today could be a preview of what is to come during the dnc next week with baggage handlers cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants demanding a $15 minimum wage. the subcontractors that were hired by the airlines have voted to strike next week hoping the delegates in town embrace their cause. >> strong storms across the tri-state area broke the unbearable humidity but they also left behind quite a bit of death and destruction. a 26-year-old woman from plainfield, new jersey, was electrocuted when live power lines fell on her car in fanwood a reminder you should always stay in your car should this happen until help arrives. if the wire is down on your car and if the car is on fire and you have to exit you should try to shuffle your feet away. this is the incredible cloud formation over strathmere cape may county as rushing winds
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rolled before the thunderstorms struck. in wilmington delaware fallen trees trapped a driver in this hummer for a short time. rescuers had to cut the limbs back and brought the man to safety without a scratch on him. though the same as you can see can not be said for his suv. thousands of people lost electricity during the storm. new castle county delaware was the hardest hit but at last check the numbers of outages reported by delmarva power as of now was just over 2,000. >> so, karen, everyone is waking up this morning feeling better out there. >> they are and the storms not everybody got them quite as intense. they fizzled where i was but not that far away you got hard hit. everyone is going to feel the relief today. let's take a look right now at storm tracker6 live double scan around the area. we're dry today, so no problems with the weather that way. let's take a look right now at the current temperatures. as we look on outside sky6 taking a look, we're still seeing a lot of clouds there in ac as that front is trying to limp off the coast but you can see isn't it interesting
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how you see how it's beautiful with the shades underneath of it with the sun trying to come up between those clouds. we are going to see lots of sunshine because those clouds going to push offer the coast with that front. now let's look at those current numbers. it's 73 right now in philadelphia. the dewpoint is 69. that's down from yesterday. still kind of sticky but in the next few hours it's going to drop further still and it's going to feel comfortable out there. the pressure is rising. the winds are southerly. they're going to switch to the northwest later today. and the ocean temperature is 65 and we brought in our always on day planner to help you out hour by hour. take a look at this. this is a look at the image of the severe storms that we had that really crossed through the region. this is at 5:30 yesterday and now we watched that pus off the coast. we're seeing a fair amount of clouds down the shore where we took that live shot but we're going have the clouds continue to push offer the coast. out to the west it's kind of dry and clear so we're looking at that for the daytime. it's going to be just bright and sunny and very nice after those early morning clouds you're seeing. by 8:00 a.m., 78.
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by 10:00 a.m., 82. by lunchtime it's 85. it's still really warm today but it's less humid and feeling goodbye lunchtime. by 3:00 p.m. join degrees. 89 degrees that's your high. if you're at the shore today it's a very warm day and you want to watch for that u.v. index being very high, 85 degrees in atlantic city, 87 in rehoboth beach for your high today down the shore. tomorrow pick of the week. high pressure right overhead. we keep the sunshine but temperatures drop down further still, 85 for your high and feeling nice and comfortable. best dave your tomorrow. today is not too shabby but it's very warm with a high of 89 degrees but less humid, bright sunshine through much of the day after the early morning clouds. by wednesday, sunny and nice, 85. i think one of the best days of the week. thursday partly sunny, turning warmer, back up to 89 degrees and then we're really in the heat and humidity once again and it looks to be another long lasting heat wave. by friday hot again, 95, just a chance for a storm activity
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look at the weekend. 97 on both days. hazy, hot and humid on saturday. steamy on sunday with just a chance for a thunderstorm. on monday as we begin the dnc here in philadelphia it's hot, it's humid, 92 degrees with just a chance for a late day shower or a thunderstorm. so we're getting only a little bit of relief from the heat and humidity that comes right back at us in full force after that. >> all right. thank you karen. it is now 5:42. and still ahead on "action news," police at the jersey shore looking into a fatal hit and run. we'll give you those developing details. >> a judge hands down a new legal setback for comedian bill cosby. it is related to his sex assault case in montgomery county. matt. >> matt, we were waiting for penndot to go away. thgo a -- so away the vehicle on the southbound side of broad street. there's a broken down vehicle elsewhere on route one. we'll talk about problems on 422 after the break. >> and the please honor a local police officer shot in the line of duty. that's coming up on "action news." >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look there, the gorgeous view out across the delaware over the ben franklin bridge. right now it is 5:45, 73 degrees. feeling a little bit better after the thunderstorms. >> lower humidity. getting into the 80's still. matt pelman what you got in traffic. >> are you ready to get suburban with me.
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>> sure. >> let's get suburban. with the suburban traffic report early on this tuesday morning matt and tam still have this broken down vehicle on the northbound side of route one the super high bay in morrisville bucks county. it's just out of view. you can see the police assisting. both lanes are opened luckily as you head towards the trenton-morrisville bridge. all lanes not opened still on the northeast extension. we have overnight construction northbound in the left lane between mid-county and lansdale and southbound there are two different zones and a chair in the roadway. that claire caking ou claire tae right lane. hopefully you don't get stuck with that claire in the right lane. overnight construction on 422. it's eastbound and now we're hearing it's going until 7 o'clock between sanatoga and royersford. the right lane out of commission until 7:00 so that could cause some delays as we pull in the commuter report on the westbound side we had extra overnight restrictions
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around valley forge route 23. couple zones in new jersey should be cleared in about 10 minutes or so. new jersey turnpike southbound between exits four and three and in folsom 322 is closed overnight. that's the black horse pike. that, too, should open by 6 o'clock. but in northern delaware new restrictions started yesterday going through the end of the month from 8:00 until 4:00 each day. they're closing hopkins road near 896 so chambers rock road your alternate around that through july 29th. matt and tam. >> all right, thank you, matt. developing now, a driver struck a pedestrian in atlantic city and left that person for dead. the fatal hit and run happened right in front of the jitney on north martin luther king boulevard near mckinley avenue last night. police are talking to witnesses trying to get a description of the striking vehicle. there's been another legal defeat for bill cosby. a federal judge in philadelphia struck a major part of a lawsuit that the comedian has filed against andrea constand.
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she's the woman that he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting in montgomery county. the suit sought to recover the money that cosby paid to constand to settle her civil lawsuit because she later spoke to police about the case. but the judge says constand and her mother cannot be sued for going to the police. other parts of the lawsuit were left intact. >> an officer on the main line is clearing up comments he made about the black lives matter movement. >> i should not have made that blanket statement. i should have specified i was talking about a small segment of the black lives matter movement. >> radnor township superintendent william colarullo made those remarks. in an interview published after the deadly shooting in dallas he referred to the black lives matter movement as a violent hateful organization that condones violence against police. he ended his comments in radnor last night by thanking his police officers. >> it's 5:48. an officer savers the day opening his arms to children at just the right time.
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>> the phillies honor a police officer who was ambushed and shot several times in the line of duty. he is now well enough
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>> phillies honored folcroft police officer christopher dorman during last night's game. the 25-year-old survived being shot seven times in the line of duty last month. dorman was well enough as you see there to jog out with the grounds keepers in between innings. he got a couple bases there. he waved to the crowd as fans thanked him for his bravery and his service. >> all right. very nice indeed. >> let's head outside this morning. what do you say we check out the schuylkill expressway? it looks pretty, doesn't it? yeah, moving pretty well by passyunk avenue.
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once again today and each day through thursday 9:00 until 3:00 watch out for traffic stoppage on the passyunk avenue drawbridge as the construction continues there. but here on the schuylkill things are moving well so far this morning. mass transit, oh, boy, here come the delays on the regional rails. airport line 305, 14 minutes behind and paoli thorndale train 1512 already 11 minutes behind so the delays definitely cropping up early on this tuesday morning. karen. >> all right, let's look at the visibility reports. up in the lehigh valley in particular in the valleys we are seeing some dense fog. now, it's 1.3-mile visibility, not quite as bad in allentown, 2.5 in reading but only .3 of a mile in lancaster. those areas you want to watch for that this morning. otherwise around the region it's not an issue. 10-mile visibility at philadelphia international airport. we'll have bright and sunny day after a few morning clouds. that front is pushing offer the coast. nothing like yesterday where we had those severe storms and a high of 96. today we're down to 89 and it feels a lot less hume. by 7:00 a.m., 76. by 10:00 a.m., 82.
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by lunchtime 85 under mostly sunny skies. by 3:00 p.m., we'll hit our high of 89. tam. >> all right, thank you, karen. and just a reminder you're always able to find the seven-day forecasts and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day that you need it on our web site. just head on over to 6abc.com/weather. new on "action news," a san antonio police officer left no doubt that he's really a hero. he talked three can kids into jumping into his arms out of a burning 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 to them, bowen instead talked the children into jumping down to him. he caught three of them, one by one as they fell around 12 feet into his arms but there was a four-year-old little boy that refused to jump but instead went back inside the apartment. luckily firefighters were on the scene and they were able to go in and get him
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look up into the skies there, you can still city some clouds but those thunder crowds which rolled away and they've left behind nicer temperatures. it's 5:56 and 73 degrees right now. a man believed to be part of a love triangle has become the first murder victim in a bucks county noun 27 years. last thursday a neighbor found 33-year-old edward dubinsky shot in the head on his porch in warwick township. police are now searching for jeffrey thomas gould and his girlfriend who goes by asha
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naim. the two are believed took in north carolina. a woman struggling against rough seas got a little bit of help from atlantic city firefighters. she got stuck near a jetty and could not get back to shore yesterday. first responders performed cpr at the road island avenue beach before rushing that woman to the hospital. >> happening today, a local lawmaker will demand details on septa's long term plan to deal with the regional rail troubles. state representative kevin boyle will hold a hearing this morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon at core services in the city's fox chase section. septa pulled a third of its regional rail fleet out of service this month because of a defect with the suspension systems. the transit agency is already saying the problem could cause service issues beyond labor day. >> it is 5:57 and developing overseas german police take down an ax wielding teen on a train. >> playing pokemon go all day long might be doing a flub on your data plan unless you are with
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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 6 o'clock on this tuesday july 19th. here's what's happening. >> a plan is behind bars accused of drilling a chester county police officer with a rock. we're live with the details. >> 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 from last night but not for all the right reasons. this morning why some people are saying they thought they heard an echo. >> matt pelman is here with traffic. karen rogers filling in for dave murphy. karen it feels a little better out there, doesn't it. >> it does. temperatures are down. it's kind of sticky for your early morning, if you're

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