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>> breaking now on "action news" a driver smashes into a man on a motorcycle overnight throwing him from the bike and leaving him for dead. we are live with a break in this deadly hit and run. >> caught in the crossfire. a 12-year-old girl walked out of a store and into a hail of bullets. >> talk about timing. donald trump plans a surprise visit to mexico today on the same day as his high stakes speech on immigration. good morning, it's 5:30 on this wednesday august 31st. tam is off. nydia han joins us. we also have dave murphy and karen rogers. [laughter] >> there she is. >> okay, so, we are going to get another hot one this afternoon. we did manage 90 briefly yesterday so the heat wave continues. this will be day six and it is feeling more humid out that. you can see some clouds
rolling in. there is some patchy fog around, low lying stuff especially in south jersey and a little bit just north of philadelphia. you see some visibilities down below a half mile from toms river all the way down to dover, delaware. that should burn off after sunrise and then we transition to partly sunny skies through most of the day. starting out warm. 73 degrees in philadelphia. just 62 in allentown. some of our northern suburbs not so bad. 73 in cape may. and the dewpoints have crept back up especially right in the i-95 corridor from about philadelphia up through trenton, these darker shades of green indicate that. a 72-degree dewpoint reading in cape may and 70 in dover, all of those 70's oppressive humidity and you'll really feel it ones the sun comes up. as we go through the next 12 hours it is going to be warm and then hot. 71 degrees by 7:00. up to 81 as quickly as 10:00 and then 86 by noon with a high of 91 degrees at 3 o'clock this afternoon. hot, more humid than yesterday and late tonight and overnight some thunderstorms will start rumbling through. karen, we are eventually going to transition to much better weather but we are keeping our eyes on a couple of tropical
depressions that may become storms. both of which could affect things at the shore. details coming up. >> my favorite place so we have to keep an eye on the shore. we're noticing fog through parts of the area. in some areas we've seen reduced visibility less than a mile. delaware county i-95 at 452 that's southbound traffic right here. we haven't noticed it being a major problem as you drive. you just have to be careful and keep the low lights on, not the high beams don't forget as you're dealing with the fog this morning. here we've got some road work in newark on 273 westbound between brown leaf road and marrows road. this is until 6 o'clock they've got the right lane blocked. in wilmington two lanes blocked that you'll be dealing with on 141 southbound at boxwood road and in feltonville we have this serious accident, a fatal accident involving a person on a motorcycle. whitaker avenue at loudoun street. katherine scott is live on the scene. avoid that area if you can matt. >> thank you karen. a trail of car fluid leads
detectives to the car suspect in there a deadly hit and run but the driver is nowhere to be found. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the scene of the crash in the city's feltonville section. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the 58-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital overnight. it didn't take long for police to find what they believe is the striking vehicle but the search continues for the driver and you can see the wreckage right here at whitaker and loudoun. the motorcycle that was struck by that hit-and-run driver overnight. the road is opened so if you're in this area, use caution as you're driving through. this happened around 11:30 last night. police say the victim was riding this suzuki motorcycle south on whitaker when a 2000gmc yukon traveling north made a left turn and struck the motorcycle. the motorcyclist was thrown about 30 feet. he was unconscious when first responders arrived and was taken to einstein medical center. he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. a witness told police a yukon
fled the scene west on loudoun and officers quickly found the vehicle. >> they saw a trail of what appeared to be antifreeze and motor oil. the officer followed this trail about five blocks and he found a gmc with heavy front end damage parked unattended in a rear driveway. >> reporter: and that gmc was in the rear drive way located on the 5000 block of rohrer street. it had front end damage both air bags deployed. it did not have a license plate attached and police say it's a possibility that the license plate was removed to make it harder to track down the driver. debris from the scene matched the yukon including a gmc emblem that was found at the scene. the vehicle is being towed to a police garage for evidence. we're live in feltonville, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." matt. >> thank you, katherine. overturned tractor-trailer closed a busy stretch of i-95 for hours overnight. delaware state police say the
driver barreled off 295 at a high rate of speed, crossed all lanes of 95 in newport and took out 100 feet of guardrail. another vehicle ran over some of the debris and landed on its side shaking up that driver. the big rig driver and a passenger in the truck sleeper suffered minor inj well. >> a 12-year-old girl stepped out of a corner store and right into the middle of a shooting. she is one of three people in the hospital this morning. "action news" reporter annie mccomic is live outside of saint christopher's where the teen caught in the crossfire is trying to recover. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, nydia. that's right that 12-year-old girl here at saint christopher's in stable condition. she was hit by a stray bullet as she was leaving a corner store. now, police say that she is one person of three that was hit during that gunfire. well, take a look at this video. this is video actually of that little girl being transported. chopper 6hd was over the scene just before 6:30 in north
philadelphia. that's when the medics transported the young girl. police received numerous 911 calls about the shots fired in the 3,000 block of marshall street. police found three victims there, the 12-year-old girl and also a 23-year-old who is critical, shot in the neck and a 31-year-old shot in the ankle. both of the adults were transported to temple hospital. at the crime scene investigators found shell casings that show 19 shots were fired, some from an assault rifle others from a large caliber semi-automatic weapon. not far from the shooting scene police found a toyota with guns inside that matched the description of the weapons used in the triple shooting. east detectives are speaking with the owners of that vehicle. now, back out here live police have not ruled out if these two adults were the intended targets but they do know for sure that this young girl was just caught in the crossfire and she was hit by a stray bullet. now, she is actually the sixth child just this week, the 12-year-old is now the sixth
child that is a victim of a shooting in this city. for now reporting live in hunting park, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie thank you. >> ♪ donald trump is on a last minute trip to mexico just hours before thanksgiving a highly anticipated speech on immigration. the republican nominee accepted an invitation to visit mexican president enrique pena nieto. trump has vowed repeatedly he'll build a wall along the u.s.-mexican border. democratic nominee hillary clinton is bracing for two separate sets of documents to be released. they are related to her e-mail probe. the fbi will share portions of its interview with clinton about her use of a private server while secretary of state. and a conservative legal group has won a lawsuit to make public as many as 30 more
e-mails. clinton has said she did nothing illegal. clinton's running mate tim kaine will be in the lehigh valley today. the vice presidential nominee has been campaigning across pennsylvania all week. this afternoon's event will be held at the hanover township community center in bethlehem. >> the u.s. is bracing for a triple threat from the tropics. back to back hurricanes are headed toward the big island of hawaii while florida is dealing with heavy rain from a storm churning in the gulf. also, tropical depression eight has quickly over parts of the outer banks in north carolina but there was no rain, just rough surf. for the jersey shore the storm to the south means strong rip currents. lifeguards in ocean city are asking swimmers to stay in waste deep water. red flags are out warning people of getting too close to the jetties where the undertow can be the worst and remember, only go in the water when there is a lifeguard on duty. >> better safe than sorry. you've been warning us about those rip currents. >> yeah and the heavy surf,
too. it's really two things you got to worry about. that waste deep water thing really important because if you get one of those heavy waves, neck injury, back injury, happens every summer. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that we are on the dry side out there across the region. and we are looking like it's going to stay dry actually throughout the day but it is going to be hot and humid. let's go ahead and get you outside and we have sky6, ben franklin bridge and there's a little bit of clearing going on out there. but overall a little low lying cloud cover and fog here and there and then we've got some breaks in the clouds coming pretty quickly across a good portion of the area where you don't have the low lying cloud cover. 73 degrees is your current temperature. your dewpoint up there at 70 so it is on the humid side definitely. anything over 60 is considered humid. winds are light at 7 miles per hour. satellite and radar right now shows you that there is that mix of clouds and sun building with a little bit of low lying cloud cover that should burn off quickly and today is going to be hot once again and humid.
72 degrees by 8 o'clock. 81 by 10:00 but then 86 by noon and a high of 91 degrees by 3 o'clock. it will be dry today but it will be on the humid side. high temperatures across the region getting up into the tupper 80's in trenton, allentown, wilmington, millville. a couple of 90's around. down the shore it looks like low 80's for the most part. 83's and 84's but even though the temperatures on the beach are good and the ocean temperatures look good, do be careful of that combination of heavy surf and rip currents not only today but tomorrow and probably straight through most of the holiday weekend. overnight tonight after midnight there is the chance of a shower or a thunderstorm rumbling through, maybe waking you up and a little bit more of that is possible into tomorrow afternoon. we're hoping that this model is wrong and we can squeeze out some sun across most of the region but there is that chance of a lingering shower especially to the east. in the tropics gaston a category three scooting out of here. tropical depression eight still not a tropical storm. same story on tropical depression number nine. as matt mentioned, eight never made landfall, just really
stayed away from cape hatteras and those outer banks so there's no more watches up there. as this passes by us today, though, an increased chance of rip currents and heavy surf once again. and then your next storm is the one down in the gulf. this is also expected to become a tropical storm probably later today. it's slowing down a bit so that friday looks to be the day it's going to come through northern florida and this track is moving farther north into parts of georgia. as we track this off of hatteras we will have to again over the weekend saturday, sunday be on the lookout for that heavy surf and look at how that storm wants to curve back in. if you have plans to head up toward cape cod for labor day weekend, look out. that could be a problem for you. most of these spaghetti plot models are bringing this welt off of our coast. we're not super concerned about it right now. again the rip current danger will be the issue along all of our local new jersey and delaware beaches. and those two hurricanes out in the pacific, both of them over the next several days threatening hawaii. so, we'll have to be careful of that if we have travel plans to hawaii between now and about saturday.
your exclusive accuweather 7-day 91 hot more humid today. tomorrow morning showers, giving way to hopefully some eventual late day sunshine, 84 is the high. should be nice for the eagles at night and then beautiful weather after that. 83 friday. 79 saturday. 81 sunday. if you've got tickets to the please or temple football through that period you're in good shape and labor day a little bit warmer but also looking pretty good with a high of 86. tuesday is when the heat and humidity build back in. isn't that convenient that we're waiting until after the weekend. >> labor day already. i don't know where the summer went. >> how about that. >> thank you david. 5:42 right now. still ahead on "action news," dramatic video of a woman pulling kids from a burning car after a driver slams into a gas pump. >> and this woman is facing charges for releasing crickets and worms on a new york city subway. karen. >> that is disgusting. looking live out here on the blue route at baltimore pike. we can see the fog so be careful of that as you're traveling. we're going to talk fog and roads work, a bad combination
>> ♪ >> 5:45. a.c. is always turned on and it is live on sky6, 73 degrees on city avenue. it is the last day in the month of august. >> i was just asking where the summer has gone although i'm kind of glad for the sake of our children and my sanity school is starting. how about you karen. >> looking forward to school. i feel like i have more work
to do when school starts. i already went through school. i shouldn't have all that work to do. suburban traffic report if you're waking up and headed out yes watch out for school buses out there pedestrians walking around especially if you're dealing with the fog right now. we're seeing some of that if you're coming up from west chester or concordeville. traffic moving okay on 202 at route one. you can see the fog that you're dealing with and i found people on the waze app talking about that as well. this is larry on 422 near oaks talking about the foggy weather that's an issue for him traveling out there so if you're seeing that, be careful out there. let's take a look at the visibility reports and here we're seeing about 3-mile visibility in trenton so that's a new number. 6-mile visibility at philadelphia international airport, not a big deal but half a mile visibility in toms river, in millville .3 of a mile, pretty low there in dover delaware. if you're traveling in and out of it it seems a little bit more that it's south and east of the city so something special to watch for there. as you're out there you want to watch for construction workers. you have reduced visibility.
they're out here on business route one northbound at whitehead road in lawrence township in mercer county so they'll be out there for just another 20 minutes at this point that should be blocked. ben franklin bridge not seeing a big deal with fog right here. you're looking okay. westbound traffic a few week coming into the city. we've seen a little more traffic here being that more kids are starting to go back to school now. 73 degrees. it's another hot day today. 91, sixth day of our heat wave not done with it just yet, nydia. >> all right karen thank you. take a look at this video showing a driver backing into a gas pump tipping the pump into another car and sparking a fire. it happened at a citgo station in farmington, connecticut on monday. and you can see a woman in that seconds car rushing to get two kids out of the back bak seats. within a short time flames engulfed both cars. amazingly though everyone got away safely. police say the driver had accidentally hit the gas pedal causing that crash. >> also new on "action news," a plane crashed into an rv park in nevada bursting into flames.
this was the smoky scene near reno tahoe international airport. the small plane went nose first into the ground and caught fire. some of the wreckage hit trailers and vehicles but no one on the ground was hurt. the community was evacuated. officials have not released the conditions of the pilot or anyone else who may have been on that plane. sun glare might have caused a crash between a new york ferry and a group of kayakers. the kayakers were on a sunset excursion along the hudson river yesterday. the ferry was heading for new jersey. search boats rescued 10 kayakers from the water. five of them were hurt. the instructor is in the hospital with a partially severed arm. all the other injuries are minor. >> new on "action news," hundreds of live crickets and worms on a crowded new york city subway. now the woman accused of letting them loose is facing a long list of charges. police arrested 21-year-old zaida pugh yesterday. she's accused of tossing the
bugs last wednesday as parter avid yo' prank. the stunt caused panic. pugh says she wanted to draw attention to the plight of the homeless. >> 5:49. a male bank robber who dresses as an elderly woman is on the loose in berks county. he even carries a purse. >> drivers listen tup. it's now twice as expensive if you get caught texting while driving in delaware. >> ♪
>> hey, when he made it halfway through the week. >> hey. >> i didn't think i was going make it. >> i didn't know. >> whatever. let's take a look outside right now and take a look at 422 eastbound at trooper. i was just telling you about some fog in this area. now we've got an accident on the shoulder as well and you're watching people slow down just a little bit as it's off to the side butter be careful about this, 422 eastbound approaching trooper. mass transit not reporting any
problems so far. septa regional rails of course on the interim schedule. we have been seeing delays form. dave. >> karen we have kids dressed in shorts and t's this morning in case they are going to school it's going to be that kind of a day. if you're out heading to the market perhaps or getting some stuff done early is better than later. 72 degrees by 8 o'clock, by 10 o'clock 81. it is going to feel humid in parts the region. noon 86. 3 o'clock we get that high of 91 we did hit 90 yesterday just briefly in the afternoon so the heat wave continues and it probably continues today as well. heat and humidity part of the package. some rain, i know a lot of you on social media have been saying when is the rain coming. we might get some thunderstorms and spotty showers overnight tonight and in through a portion of tomorrow so if your garden needs it hopefully your garden is one of the places that hits. matt. >> if you're anxious about that rain you can sit in front of your computer all day long today and watch as it slowly creeps in by going to 6abc.com/weather and watch storm tracker6 live. delaware governor jack markell plans the sign a bill
today which toughens the penalties for distracted driving. the fines for driving while using hand held electronic devices will now double to $100 and repeat offenders would pay even more. supporters of the bill say many drivers particularly young people, are ignoring the law and hope tougher penalties will encourage people to focus on their driving. >> philadelphia will hold a championship rally for the soul today. the 2016 arena bowl champs. the team will be honored with a public rally at city hall at noon. then the celebration will continue at chickie's and pete's in south philadelphia. the soul beat the arizona rattlers friday night to win the title. it was the second arena league crown for the soul, the team's first came in 2008. >> ♪
he's making it up. of course, anyone who commits a violent crime needs to be prosecuted -- and put behind bars. narrator: katie mcginty will keep us safe -- more police on the streets, better training and equipment, and take on the gun lobby for gun safety laws. katie: i'm the daughter of a police officer, and the mother of three. i'll stand with law enforcement to fight crime, and protect our families. i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message.
>> a terrifying home invasion and sexual assault has a northeast philadelphia neighborhood on edge. it happened early yesterday morning on the 5100 block of mebus street. the intruder had a gun and tied people up inside. the homeownerrer didn't wander his face shown says the man also sexually assaulted his adult daughter. the man's daughter is in the hospital. neighbors tell "action news" they have seen a strange man lurking around in recent days. but no arrests have been made. a bank robber in berks county disguised himself as an elderly woman. he held up the vist bank yesterday afternoon. the get upwas complete with a
scarf and purse. he ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash. no one was physically hurt. >> a main line school district accused of misleading taxpayers plans to appeal a court order revoking this year's 4.4 percent tax hike. attorney arthur wolk filed lawsuit against the lower merion school district. according to the claim the district misled people about how much money it has and how much money it was spending. the judge found the highly rated schools have a multi-million dollars surplus and the district is not allowed to raise taxes more than 2.4 percent. the district responded by saying it has been responsible in an effort to provide a world class education for students and if the court's decision stands its financial health is in jeopardy. >> 5:57 and next and new on "action news," why part of the tri-state region ranks as one of the best places to live if you want to get rich. >> plus, we continue to follow breaking news. a trail of clues leads police to an suv wanted in connection with a deadly collision. a live report is next.
>> ♪ >> "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 wednesday august 31st. tam is off, nydia han joins us. >> we're following a breaking story. a driver is on the run after striking a motorcyclist and taking off from the scene leaving the biker for dead. we are live with the developing details. >> only on "action news," state police find another bullet riddled vehicle connect were there a deadly shootout near the jersey shore. >> one more hot and humid day before a new month brings a bit of a cooldown. >> dave murphy and karen rogers are joining us to help us say goodbye to august. >> so long august. and it is lein