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>> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news," chaos and >> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news," chaos and confusion at a camden gas station. police tow away a minivan and order people to stay in place. >> new overnight a farm inferno so intense firefighters from two different states to contain those flames. >> trump family take two. the donald's children take center stage at the republican national convention and chris christie convicts hillary clinton. >> good morning. 5:30 now on this wednesday july 20th. let's care about accuweather and some heat coming our way from karen rogers, she's in for dave murphy. matt pelman has a look at the roads. good morning. >> good morning. that's right, and today is your one day break from the
heat but i want to show you storm tracker6 live double scan. because there's just one area where we have seen a cluster of storms pop up and let's go in a little tighter with this with double scan and we can see how it's dissipated within the past hour. at one point we got 65 miles an hour winds with the thunderstorm that moved through delaware and then into south jerseyly we even saw some hail with this. now it's just some showers here in mays landing atlantic city and sea isle city. but we're watching for the y thance for a shower orhe thunderstorm developing in delaware or throughout south jersey for the first half of the day. the rest of us it's just a dry and sunny day so 59 in martin's creek, feeling comfortable out there. it's 60 in pottstown, 66 in warrington, 72 degrees currently in center city. it's 64 in toms river. 74 in surf city. 67 in hammonton. 68 right now in smyrna, delaware. and for most of the region the humidity way down there. we're looking at dewpoints just in the 50's so really nice and comfortable. inthrxtreme south jersey and
delaware like we've been seeing the past few days in those areas it's still feeling a little sticky. let's look at the hour by hour forecast. by 7:00 a.m., it's 71 degrees with bright sunshinely by 10:00 a.m l 75. at that point we'll be sunny in the lehigh valley and in froiladelfroia. maybe a shower or a showers and storms in delaware or extreme south jersey. extreme tly lunchtime 83 degree. by 3:00 p.m. 85. your lie is 86. we'll be at that brifarly this afternoon so matt get outside and enjoy it. it all changes tomorrow. >> maybe inell give the ac a break today in preparation for what's coming tomorrow and this weekend. good morning karen, good morning, everybody. overnight the ramp from 95 northbound to ll coad street was closed as they did some preparations for the dnc next we a. that ramp has reopened now so you're good to go for the morning commute. of course don't forget it closes friday night and it will be closed pretty much all ne0's week because of the convention. also overnight we were watching a crash on the delaware memorial ll cidge headed into new jersey at the mid span. speeds are back up now ahe'ost 50 miles an hour so that indicates to me that that
crash has been pushed out of the way. but let's go to tuckahoe where it is wet this morning with those showers and storms that karen mentioned. this is route 50 right at route 49 if you kept going north here you'd get to the tuckahoe river bridge where of course the ongoing constrthattion continues. that's been a mess and it's been jamming us up over the we aend as people come back from the shore on the northbound side of 50. on the garden state parkway this morning southbound past northfield have a crash in the left lane but it looks like ge increase as well so that's good news but in folsom the ke is closed for folsom the another half hour at route 54. 73 or jackson rt the d gets you around that on this weod mesday morning. matt. >> thank you, matt. ll ceaking news, a chaotic scene involving police at a camden gas station has just cleared. but wety ae still waiting to hear why so many officers were there in the first place. "action news" rthis orter a rese mccormick has been gathering information for us and joins us live at ca chen county police. annie. >> reporter: matt, camden county pt lice are not releasing any information at this hour.
let's get you right to that video. this all unfolded around 2 o'clock this morning. that's when camden pt lice swarmed a gas station in the city focusing on a minivan at the pump that is they later towed. it was here at the gas station on cane and mount ephraim where yo cacan see more than at least a dozen officers. k-9 unit also arrived to the scene and went into the store as well. one witness says at one point police drew thand now, their focus seemed to be on this minivan with new york plates. investigators taped off the van as pnew yne pe at the gas station and mini mart were tt ld to stay in place. noaw the minivan was eventually towed. now, back out here live police did qver stion one person at the scene but again we're still waiting to hear from camden county pt lice so it's not -- wety ae not sure if anybody was taken away actually into custody. i did speak to a person who works at that gas station. they said that they could not constent as to what happened there early this morning. for now reporting live in
ca chen, a resie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you a resie. also new, a gunmat's ambushed a young man sitting on his back deck leaving him fighting for his life. this happened late last night on the 1500 block of west clue astenver in the city's ogontz section. friends who were with the victim said the shooter stood on a step stthatk the gun in between the railing and shot the victim in the face. police believe the violence was part of an ongoing dispute. they described the gunman's orey described the gunman's black ford taurus. this fire ball is made up of 1,000 bales of hay in chester county. the fire broke out at modern 3 yshroom farms in new garden township atpart:30 this morning. fire crews from lancaster county and the state of delaware and joined the fight to bring the flames under controee the hey was stacked up next to a barn. there are no reports of injuries. >> an oner all the uprt the r or melania trump's speech there was a lot of pressure on the
trck p kids cluo of whom took thand night. >> they shared a more personal side of at thenald tru thi now e official republican nominee for president. >> abc's stefroanie ramos is live for us in cleveland with all the day two headlines and aaniook ahead to today. orniook ahead to today. >> reporter: tam and matt, good morning. another full nig ahaniast nig ah but one person you can count on being here every nig ah is donald t w thi. making his appearance last night via satellite from new yos at on the nig ah where he officially clinched the nomination. >> nebraska cast their 36 >> nebratlound delegates for tht president of the united states, donald j. trump. ati> r jonsald j. trump. as a thied upstate by state roll call vote was ever it became official donald t w thi the outsider candidate is now the legit republican presidential nominee. >> it is my honor to be able to throw donald trump over the top. >> r jons w thi's four chilrt en amorningearing with te new york delegation during the
roll call > tte that formally it aarded him the nomination. >> congratulations, dad, we love you. >> r jons w thi's nomitrution came as his campaign looked to rebound from a turbulent first day of modoor shouting matches and accusations that melania trump ne pn oiaria lid first laches michelle obama's 2008 convention speech. >> please excuse me if i'm a little ner> tus. ati> ndner> tus. address at any political event this camcanign cycle t."fany trck p t w thi's openly dad with second wife marla maples took the stage. >> at thetruld t w thi has never ton anything halfway at least of all as a parent. >> r jons trck p jr. making the case for his father and attacking hillary clinton's invt lvement in benghazi. >> it was a tragedy and one that would be rthis eated were she to win thethrlection. >> reporter: he wasn't alon alone: new jersey gornernoshr chris cattistie going an oner clinton on the iran deal russia and herthr-mith ls. >> oh, believe me wing done yet. the indictment is hardly
co thilete. >> r jons took to twitter soon after with a little word play clueeting if you think cattis christie can lecture anyone on ethics, we have a bridge to sell you. in cleveland, stefroanie ramos channel6 "action news." tam. >> you see that rapid response on both sides. many americans will get their first real introduction to donald t w thi's running mate mike pence. pence is the headliner this evening at the convention. toda the hs theme is make ameria first again. speakers will be talking about ways to he restore the country's dominance in the world a dominance that they argue has beenaniosorni and our own jim gardner and sarah bloomquist are in cleveland for thethrntire reas ablican national convention. be sure to tune in for their live rthis orts tonig ah and throughout the week right here on "action news" jr hav and tolls are going up on the pennsylvania turnpike for both cash and e-z pass customers. the 6 percent hike goes into effect on january eighths. the turnte.ke commiof the revenver is needed to fund a 10 year spending plan that
calls for rches wction and widening of the toll rt the d. this hike will not be the last. the turnpmqe constission :3pects aer the next 27 years. i shutter to thius how mthattwt will cost you to use the turnpike three decades from now. >> where we're going we don't need rt the ds. >> let's hope. >> yes, we to and it's going to cost a lot of money. otet's ttwiie a look right now t storm tracker6 live double scan. wromre tracking one area where we're seeing some showers and thunderstorms. i want to go in aaniittle nd aloser with this with double scan and you can see two things. first of all youthat those showers right now in atlantic city. wa amh for that if youthat the ct the stline or driving on the garden state parkway. otook at the cluster that's off the ct the st. this pushed through delaware. when it did, we hadblo5 miles an hour win rc in delit aare wih these storms. so, right now watching that one cheadster in south jersey. let's go on outside right now. we want to see what it looks like. everywherethr trae wromre dealig with clear skies as we look live over the ben fraus lin omeidge. just a coune pe of clouds up above and you know what, it's going to be one goodaniooking
day for most of the region. 72 degrees the current temperature. dewpoint is way down there. 54 degrees which means it feels nice and comfortable today. the fromthrof steady. winds are light and the ocean te thierature 65. te thier 2e broant ah in our aln day planner to help you out hour by hour tattough the day here. satellite6 and action radar highlighting we have that one otiturne cluster that developed that pushed through washington delaware south jersey, most of it now or the ct the st. the rest of the area really dry and clear so it's kind of a tale of cluo stories as to serere you are bches tracker six showing at 9:30 in the morning maybe just a shower but this one model is showing reemergence of some showers and tke nderstorcad especially in delit aare and even parts of extreme south jersey. this is aaniook at 2 o'clock in the an onernoon. so we're going to watch for the chance for thatthrveryserere else wromre really going to see pretty good conditions out here with sunshine and comfortable temperackires. we're going get a sea breeze at the shore and althoanttwimost of the day is dry youthat to watch for that shower or thunderstorm especially along the ct the stline in south jersy
or in delaware but 79 for your high in atlantic city. 80 dcounrees in rehoboth beach. now if you're here in the city or in the lehigh valley wethat looking at a nice day with sunshine, comfortable humidity. by 8:00 a.m. 72. eezpart0:nd al,twim8. eezaniunchtime 83. by 3:00 p.m., 85. and our high todayor we'll hit itaniate in the day and sitting at it at 5 o'clock. here's a look at your :3clusive accuweathertwim-day forecast. 86 for your high today, low ke midit a ,aniots of sunshine t chance for a shower or a thunderstorm especially in delaware or inthrct reme south and crsey. tomorrow turning warmer and more humid, 89. the caning wy is over. very hot and hing gid on friday. tracking another heat wave. chance for a stogenaniate in the day. the weekend is just even hotter. saturday 97. ut make it feelanimqe it's about 105. the temperature 98 with chain te for aaniate day or overnig ah shower or thunderstorm. a better chance for the stogens nd aould be on monday when wens :3pect record heat, 99 degrees as we have everyone here for
the din the. it's going to be a hot one. 92 on tuesday. >> ugh. >> seersthatker. >> okay. >> 5:42. coming up on "action news" a bridge in new york found in a canrkinganiot when a construction crane collapsed injuring four people. weur sve you detith tra. >>ome of mistaking the gas pedal with the brakes. matt. >> yikes. good morning to you matt. nobody on the ometwiies just yet here along 422 this morning. eastbound approaching oaks still morning well but constrthattion is coming during the midday to 422 and new work coming to schuylkill townshirkw weur the break. >> it's been over a year since the aer philadelome national spotlight. weur coming up with the democratic national convention.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here the view out across center city. it is now 5:45, 72 degrees out there. enjoy today because high heat is in the offing starting tomorrow. >> what are we seeing for the people that need to get to work today, matt? >> seeing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. what we're not seeing is a lot of construction so far this morning matt and tam here in
bristol township bucks county as we look live, this is 95 by 413. not a lot of congestion in the ongoing construction zone. hey, though, if you drive on 413 in bristol township keep in mind they start a new widening project yesterday that's blocking the southbound right lane at route 13 starting at 7 o'clock each morning. so, that will be joining us in just about an hour and 15 minutes but right now here on 95, the traffic is moving just fine. we had a water main break overnight in bridgeport montgomery county along fourth street which is 23 at depot street. watch out for the crews out there by bridgeport pizza but you should be able to get by. i mentioned going into the break some construction coming to 422 today. it also starts at 7 o'clock. so, just an hour and 15 minutes away. it's the westbound side between sanatoga and armand hammer boulevard. right lane will be blocked today and tomorrow. of course last week limerick center road closed just a bit to the southeast. that's being closed through mid-november for some construction going on there. and in schuylkill township chester county a new zone gets
under way today. lasting a couple of weeks. they're going to close 29 state road near pot house road so for the next couple weeks until august 3rd might want to stick to charles town road or white horse road as alternates and of course 252 still blocked through the end of this month. still have a blockage from the overnight on the pennsylvania turnpike it's eastbound near downingtown. one lane out of commission. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app. haddonfield watch out for a vehicle stopped on the road along 295 southbound. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. cleanup from this massive crane collapse is disrupting the morning commute on the tappan zee bridge. all but one of the lanes lab reopened ahead of schedule. the last one will be closed though until further notice. >> also new, a car barrel need a restaurant during the lunchtime rush in a boston suburb. surveillance video shows the car slamming into wild willy's burgers in quincy yesterday.
three members of a family were taken to the hospital with broken bones. the driver of the car, a 90-year-old man was also injured. witnesses say he had pulled into a parking space, backed up and pulled forward again smashing into the restaurant. dramatic video shows rescuers pulling a elderly woman from a bayou near houston texas. they rushed her to the hospital. police say she was driving through a parking lot collided with another vehicle and may have panicked because she put her car into he reverse and drove backwards into the water. >> this week fyi philly getting you ready for the dnc next week. it's been more than 17 months since the democrats said we're coming to philadelphia. karen rogers describes how the city is rolling out the welcome mat. >> ♪ >> the excitement comes as we get closer to the event. >> reporter: with 50,000 visitors expected, the whole city is prepping for guests. >> when company comes it's a good reason to do things we want to do. >> reporter: the pennsylvania horticultural society used their green thumb
to enhance the city's green scene with more than 50 planters in center city. >> why not turn broad street between race and city hall into a garden walk for all the convention goers to enjoy. >> reporter: the mural arts program developed a 1 mile installation along south broad street. we were there as artists max put the finishing touches on his masterpiece. what's going through your mind that you're a part of history. >> it's a pretty amazing feeling something i'll take with me with pride for the rest of my life. >> reporter: he even gave me the chance to be a part of history. got a little "action news" blue for you. there are 980 vinyl strips each hand painted with a different color and design. lick democracy right all the differences everyone unique come together. >> yeah. >> reporter: what a beautiful sight. we're better as a whole for it. >> and you can get a closer look at that and the whole list of fun things happening around town for the dnc this saturday at 7:00 on fyi philly. we're both part of the show. >> we are. we're so excited. while we're watching storms move off the jersey
coastline we'll show where you severe weather brought heavy rain hail and flooding to other parts of the country overnight. >> and the california couple who has now claimed part of i survived breast cancer. if the doctors hadn't caught it early i might not be sitting here. so i'm outraged that pat toomey voted to defund planned parenthood... ...which thousands
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>> national moon day today. >> oh. >> moon like the -- >> moon in the sky. >> we're seeing a lot -- >> ist listen. >> the sky is brightening, the sun is rising and traffic is moving well here along -- oh, boy, the roosevelt boulevard extension. sobbed side we'll see midday construction near this point at broad street 9:00 until 3:00 today and tomorrow they'll block a lane. yesterday was exciting they cut the ribbon on the hole. of a bridge over the boulevard. go ahead and use holmes
avenue. on the mass transit front we expect delays again this morning on the regional rails. so far just one of them 10 minutes behind on paoli thorndale train 1512, karen. >> i've been sharing some pictures on twitter of the full buck moon that we had last night so maybe that's why it's national moon day. atlantic city right now still getting some of those storms. they have really dissipated. they were producing some heavy rain even some hail and gusty winds in spots when they moved through delaware and extreme south jersey. most of it just off the coastline right now. we do have the chance for another shower or a thunderstorm blossoming especially in delaware but perhaps extreme south jersey. the rest of the area is kind of dry and quiet today with sunshine, a few clouds and pretty low humidity so it's a nice day overall. by 7:00 a.m., 71. by 10:00 a.m., it's 78. by lunchtime about 83 degrees. by 3:00 p.m., really feeling comfortable, just 85 degrees, pretty low humidity, clouds and sun. by 5:00 p.m., 86. that's your high for today. enjoy it before that heat comes right back tam. >> okay, thank you karen.
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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. its it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday july 20. we're following several breaking stories. >> police on the lookout for a couple of masked men accused of gunning down a man at point blank range. we're live with the latest. >> the trump takeover. the republican party is now official. hear what delegates think about the land mark moment. >> a sunny and pleasant day is on tap. one more nice day before tremendous heat and humidity set in. >> matt pelman is here with traffic. karen rogers outside in for dave murphy.