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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 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 leaving on kind of a
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muggy note. you can feel that this morning. start you with satellite. there are some clouds around but a good portion of the region should pick up some early sunshine. there's also patchy fog here or that. we've seen this mostly in south jersey, a little bit up to northeast philly and parts of montgomery county and now extending into bucks county but it should be burning off pretty quickly once the sun gets up over the horizon. 72 degrees currently in philadelphia, cooler in the northern and western suburbs. we've got 61 in allentown, 64 in reading and even in wilmington just 65. 73 down the shore. dewpoints are up today. we have slipped to 69 in philadelphia but that's an indication of pretty humid air. in allentown and red hing the numbers aren't quite so high. remember anything over 60 indicates the beginning of what we consider to be humid but 70 is oppressive and there are a couple of areas close to or at 70. next 12 hours here's how it goes. 71 degrees by 7 o'clock. if you're running this morning it will be a little sweaty in some neighborhoods. 81 degrees by 10:00 and by noon 86 and this afternoon is going to be hot and more humid than yesterday with a high of 91 degrees.
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we've got some thunderstorms in the forecast overnight tonight perhaps some showers tomorrow and then much better weather coming in the seven day. karen, i'll detail that and we'll check the tropics again. >> all right, dave, we're starting with an accident right now in the construction zone 422 eastbound approaching trooper we've got one of the vehicles here, another up ahead. we can see penndot on the scene with our arrow boards and flashing lights still causing a little bit of slowing on 422 eastbound approaching trooper. this accident in an area where you can see we've got a little fog so be careful you got to watch for the reduced visibility and now an accident although mostly off to the side looks to be causing a little bit of slowing on 422. i-95 looking a little busier than we had seen before kids started going back to school so that summer time volume kind of ending here i-95 southbound starting to see that volume build here approaching cottman. overall it's not a delay just yet. that's just beginning to kick in so watch for that. 42 that's your northbound traffic coming up from deptford or turnersville. only a hint of the fog right here. you kind of have been in and out of it but a lot of it has been south and east of the city and you're seeing that as
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you drive in new jersey. but a serious accident here a fatal accident a hit and run that katherine scott has been live on the scene talking about. still avoid the area of whitaker avenue and lowden street even though traffic gets by. >> a driver struck and killed a motorcyclist then took off. it happened in the feltonville section of the city overnight. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live on the 4800 block of whitaker avenue where the victim was left to die. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the victim was 58 years old. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. police are still searching for the driver. since we last spoke, a vehicle pulled up here, a truck, it looks like they're hooking up this motorcycle getting ready to clear it from the scene here on whitaker by lowden in feltonville. let's get to the video of what police say is the striking vehicle. a 2000 gmc yukon it was found about five blocks away from here in a rear drive way after a responding officer followed a trail of motor oil and antifreeze to the 5000 block
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of rohrer street. it had front end damage. both air bags deployed. a gmc emblem was found at the scene of the accident. this happened around 11:30 last night and police say the victim was riding the suzuki motorcycle south on whitaker when the yukon traveling north made a left turn into the path of the motorcycle. they collided and the motorcyclist was thrown about 30 feet. when first responders arrived the motorcyclist was unconscious. he was taken to einstein medical center where he was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. the yukon fled west on lowden and it was found soon after but the driver had already taken off. >> that gmc when police found it did not have a license plate attached. so, there's a possibility that the driver removed the license plate in order to elude capture. >> reporter: and back here live at whitaker and loudoun where you can see he that they're getting trod clear this motorcycle. in addition to the physical evidence that police
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collected, investigators also spoke to a good witness, there's also a rec center on the corner that has surveillance cameras but at this point we don't know if any footage was captured of that fatal crash. we are live in feltonville, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thank you, katherine. and developing gunfire knocked a man off his bicycle on the city's kensington neighborhood. police say 71 shot the 37-year-old rider three times in the back. it happened on the 3000 block of boudinot street at 2:00 a.m. the victim is in critical condition. police are looking for two men spotted fleeing the scene. >> new jersey state police say more arrests he are forthcoming in that deadly shootout on the atlantic city expressway. only "action news" was there as police recovered a truck believed to be connected to the shooting. the bullet riddled black dodge ram was towed away after being discovered along the 200 block of east oakland avenue in pleasantville. five people including a 16-year-old boy have already been charged for their alleged roles in the shootout. the gun battle left rosamund
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octavius dead and wounded four others. candidate for new castle county council president karen hartley-nagl says someone has been swiping hundreds her political signs. hartley-nagl blames penrose hollins and says hollins is being helped by county executive tom gordon hartley-nagl says her volunteers snapped a picture of a man ripping out signs last week and claims he works for gordon and hollins. >> going to let the police do their job. but he has been identified as a county employee. >> "action news" was not able to reach councilman hollins for comment. county executive gordon released a statement denying any wrongdoing. hartley-nagl is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. >> we could learn more today about why a dozen delaware middle school students were so late getting to school and getting home yesterday. the action cam was on the new
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road and ohio avenue in elsmere as parents waited for the bus yesterday afternoon. their children attend dickinson middle school. one father told us his daughter got on the bus at 7:30 this morning and two hours later the school called saying she still wasn't there. school dismissed at 2:45 p.m. but the bus didn't drop the children off until nearly 6:00. parents say things ran smooth on monday. "action news" reached out to the school district but they never got back to us. >> from our new jersey news room, governor chris christie has vetoed an attempt to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years. he said such an increase would be a burden for small businesses leading to layoffs or higher prices. democrats who control the state legislature say they'll pursue a constitutional amendment which does not need the governor's approval. turning from the minimum wage to the wealthy, it turns out the garden state is home to a lot of people who strike
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it rich. maribel aber is live in the nasdaq in times square. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, nydia. new jersey ranks as the third rich of the state in the country according to a study by personal financial. the average income of the top 1 percent to poverty rates and the percentage of the population in the upper, middle and lower classes. connecticut was ranked as the richest state. top earners had an average of two points $4 million. delaware ranked 19th and pennsylvania 24th. reports on pending home sales due out later today. kids 12 and under can eat free on sundays at chipotle during september. an adult with them needs to buy a regular priced on tray to get that free meal. part of a new wave of promotions from chipotle as it works to win customers back following a series of food safety issues last year. another deal gives high school and college students a free drink with their entree during
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september. stock is down about 40 percent. >> dave murphy august, i mean, every day practically has been 90 and so why not end it with one. >> going to be the hottest august on record and we've had way more than the average days in the 90's. it's going to be in the teens normally at 7:00 so it gives you an idea of just how bad it's been. storm tracker6 live double scan does show you that we're dry this morning. taking a look outside, the sun is coming up over the horizon pretty quickly down at the shore. some of you are experiencing some low lying cloud cover and patchy fog so you'll have to be careful of that over the next hour or so but once the sun gets up over the horizon that should burn off quickly. 61 degrees in allentown, 64 in reading. not as warm and muhammad those areas. 73 in cape may. 65 trenton and 72 at this early hour in trenton. a lot of neighborhoods feeling fairly humid and a little more so than yesterday. again we're looking at partly sunny skies he overall today. you'll probably want your shades handy as you're driving
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around n allentown a high of 89 degrees. down the shore still looking pretty good numbers-wise. we're going for a high of 84. ocean temperature 76. it will be humid but once again today we do have that increased enhanced chance of rip currents and heavy surf so only swim near the lifeguards and listen to what they're telling you. 91 is the hot and humid high in philadelphia, partly sunny skies and winds on the light side at six to 12 miles per hour. overnight tonight 72. still kind of muggy and there's the chance of a late flight or more likely an overnight thunderstorm that might rumble through and wake you up as it's rumbling through with that thunder and we might see a little bit of that tomorrow morning as well. future tracker6 showing you this stuff going through overnight and at 4:30 in the morning we might have something to show you. there's a chance of a couple more pop-up showers. we're hoping for late sunshine but especially closer to the coast tomorrow there is the possibility of some lingering pop-up showers. in the tropics gaston is a category three again but moving away from us.
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tropical depression eight has not formed into a tropical storm. same thing with tropical depression nine. eight didn't even make the north carolina coast so the watches are down there. but also a it forms into a tropical storm likely today and passes us by it will that continue that on-shore flow that continues our rip current and heavy surf issues. then we get to tropical depression number nine, this one also looks like it will soon abtropical storm. slowing dune bit so that it now looks like tonight or -- excuse me thursday night in through the day on friday is when it mainly comes through northern florida and the track is shifting farther away from places like tampa and orlando so hopefully you're not as affected there. as that storm comes up past the coast this weekend, though, again it puts in heavy surf and returns at the shore for us. also looks like it might curl in a little closer to boston. if you have labor day weekend plans up in cape cod you might want to keep a close eye on that storm. madeline and lester category one hurricanes sweeping past hawaii over the next couple days. thursday for this one, today or tomorrow and then probably early in the weekend for the second one up by honolulu. we are keeping our eyes on
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that and you should, too, if you have plans on going hawaii over the next several days. your exclusive accuweather 7-day hot, humid, 91 degrees today is your high. overnight thunderstorms and then tomorrow some showers especially in the morning hoping for some afternoon sun especially in the northern half of the region. 84 is the high there. and then beautiful weather friday, saturday, sunday and even labor day monday, yeah, insurance it warms up back into the mid 80's but it still looks like a pretty comfortable day so barbecues are a go. i will caution you that down the shore the rip current and heavy surf issue probably continues through the holiday weekends at least through sunday and then tuesday heat and humidity return oh, boy. >> but a lot of people will be in their officers. >> that's right. >> good news. thanks, david. >> thanks, david. 6:12 and chris brown has another run inn with the law. we have an update of the singer's latest arrest. >> papa john's has a new service for all you couch potatoes who can't bear to
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leave your coach. >> an accident on 422 and i just got off the phone with state police. there's new information coming in on an overnight accident. i'll have the latest details coming up when "action news" comes right back. introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor. discover the craft of cold brew today and keep on. america runs on dunkin'.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back on this wednesday. it is 6:15, 72 degrees. sky6 hd taking a live look at the platt bridge. still a little fog out there but things seem to be running smoothly on the bridge there. >> how much fog are you seeing out there right now karen. >> you know it's an issue as we travel, i think you can see it in this shot, too, and you can see the flashing lights. look at the fog. the thing about fog is you can move in and out so quickly with it. this has gotten a little bit worse right here 422 eastbound approaching trooper. hard to see we've got emergency vehicles here and up ahead. looks like it's in the middle of nothing, right 'cause the fog kind of covering it. so, this is 422 eastbound approaching trooper. we've got an accident, couple vehicles on site. this is an area that's through a construction zone anyway so you need to be careful as you're traveling. we are dealing with those reduced visibilities and you really get a sense of it in that shot right here. visibilities down to .3 of a mile toms river, millville, half a mile in dover, 4 miles in trenton so you're dealing with that this morning and even on the waze app we have people talking about that. this is also 422 near oaks
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someone larry talking about foggy weather that's a big issue and you certainly see it as we scan our cameras so be careful about that. here's an accident that happened at 1 o'clock this morning and still causing a problem and the action cam was on the scene. this is i-95 southbound, the off ramp to 141 so there's this tractor-trailer that police say was going so fast coming off of 295 and it actually crossed all the lanes on 95 slams into the guardrail then another vehicle hits the debris flips on its side. i mean, it was a mess. this happened in the overnight hours and the action cam caught this whole scene that was such a mess on i-95 here near new castle and delaware and we can see still a problem right now. i just got off the phone with state police and they tell me the issue is the vehicles have been removed, i mean it happened at 1 o'clock in the morning butter the guardrail is so damaged that they can't let traffic get by there right now so that's still creating a problem this morning on i-95 southbound, the off ramp to 2141. you're going have to use route seven exit instead of the one for 141. matt and nydia. >> thank you, karen.
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developing in delaware a-motorcycle collided with an ambulance. it happened on elkton road and thorn lane in newark at midnight. police say the ambulance had just left the station and was responding to a call at the time of the crash. police say the biker suffered from various injuries is that currently in stable condition. >> singer chris brown has been released from police custody after a bizarre standoff and arrest. for the first time this morning we are hearing from his accuser. model baylee curran called police yesterday morning claiming brown threatened her with a gun while she was at his house. that led to a 14 hour standoff with police at his los angeles area home. brown was finally arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. while curran says she feared for her life, brown took to instagram to proclaim his innocence. >> i thought -- i thought he was going to shoot me. took the gun out like this put in it my face and said get the f out. >> what i do care about is y'all defacing my name as a
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person and my character and integrity. >> brown just completed probation for assaulting former girlfriend rihanna. he had also been accused of hitting a man outside of a washington, d.c. hotel. >> 6:19. saved with seconds to spare. a woman pulls two children out of a car right before it burst into flames. see the entire rescue at 6:30. >> in today's tech bites google may be challenging uber. >> it has started sort of a ride sharing service in san francisco available through its waze app. it links passengers with drivers heading in the same direction. >> still no word if it could expand outside the bay area. the two companies are also racing to develop driverless cars. >> iphone seven comes out next month with one big and major change no headphone jack. what to do with your plug in headphones. >> you can use this gadget the i chip clip audio adapter. the price, about 20 bucks. >> and it's a dream come true for couch potatoes.
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headed out. we're also just now starting to get a few delays with mass transit. the doylestown line has a 13 minute delay right now dave. >> on the big board karen we are dressing the kids in shorts and t's in case they are among those going to school little bit on the early side. 71 degrees by 7 o'clock this morning on the bus stop or the el station. by 10 o'clock, 77. it is going to be a little bit muggier in most neighborhoods at a than it was yesterday and it gets hot again. by 3 o'clock we're going for a high of 91 degrees. it will feel a little worse than that, what, with the high humidity. overnight there could be some rumbles of thunder and a few showers. all green aircraft no major delays and no hinder of any precipitation in any of our big travel destinations. matt. >> thanks, david. eagles signed jake metz a defensive end with the philadelphia soul. the 6-foot six souderton high school grad led the soul with eight sacks this past season. the soul won an arena bowl championship on friday. metz will play in tomorrow's preseason game against the jets and there will be a public rally for the soul today at city hall at noon.
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>> yeah and then a party at chickie's and pete's in south philadelphia. should be fun. 6:23. a driver leaves the scene of a deadly collision. >> katherine scott is live at the scene in feltonville. >> reporter: fatal hit and run in feltonville claims the life of a motorcyclist. we're live with the latest details on the search for the driver coming up at 6:30. >> ♪
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flaming hot cheetos then tried to burn down a gas station. police arrested joshua crook monday night. they say he punched the gas station employee who tried to prevent the theft. after that the alleged crook went outside the station poured gas on the ground and tried to start a fire with a cigarette. that's what police say. there were no injuries or damage. >> dog owners turns out fido understands more than you might think. scientists in budapest say dogs comprehend and respond to language. they recorded brain activities of dogs they heard various phrases. when the dogs heard things like good boy or well done, they responded stronger than when they heard neutral words liang nevertheless or however. dogs also responded strongly to a positive clear full tone. findings printed in this week's science journal. >> i could have told you all that. >> ♪ >> but you don't have the fact and the data. >> 6:27 right now. we are live on breaking news.
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a motorcyclist is killed in a hit and run crash. >> a tractor-trailer rolls across several lanes of i-95 in delaware scattering debris all over the road and it is still affecting traffic right now. >> ♪ for senate, katie mcginty or pat toomey? mcginty supports clean energy jobs. pat toomey voted to protect tax breaks for oil companies. mcginty is pro-choice.
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>> breaking now on "action news" a driver splashes into a man on a motorcycle overnight throwing him from the bike and leaving him for dead. we're live with a break in this deadly hit-and-run. >> caught in the crossfire. a 12-year-old girl walks 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 everyone, 6:30 on this wednesday last day in the month of august. nydia han is here in for tam. we have dave murphy and karen rogers. >> good morning its a bit muggier in some neighborhoods
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to start out. take a look at satellite as we're expecting partly sunny skies overall today. a little bit more cloud cover to the north right now and we have a bit of a problem with patchy fog. pretty low visibilities into parts of south jersey and southern delaware and some of those lower visibilities highlighted in gray are pushing up through northeast philadelphia and into some of our northern suburbs parts of bucks county affected. that should burn off pretty quickly now that we've got the sun getting ready to poké its head above the horizon. 72 degrees in philadelphia right now. more comfortable up in allentown at 61. 64 in reading. 65 in wilmington. 72 in trenton and 72 in cape may. dewpoints as i mentioned are are high in some spots. 69 is an indicator of pretty humid air. 70 is where you start feeling oppressive. right now we've got some 70-degree readings farther south. as we roll through the day over the next 12 hours here's what to expect. 71 degrees by 7 o'clock, bit muggy in some spots. 81 by 10 o'clock, 86 by noon and it looks like we'll hit a high of 91 this afternoon at 3 o'clock and it will be hot and more humid than yesterday. some thunderstorms could
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rumble through and wake you up overnight tonight in some neighborhoods karen. we'll have more on that. improvement in the seven-day forecast and the latest on the tropics. that's all ahead. >> dave you mentioned the fog and you could really see it in this shot. it's hard to see anything else frankly. looking live at 422 eastbound approaching trooper and you can see the fog that you're dealing with. we had an accident here, not hard to see why 'cause fog is really causing an issue eastbound here approaching trooper an accident has been on the shoulder so watch for that with crews on the scene. otherwise you're seeing a slow go on 422 eastbound. this is your westbound traffic here but you're dealing with the fog so be careful as you're traveling. we had a nasty accident overnight that is still now causing problems with your morning commute and the action cam was on the scene when it happened. look at the number of vehicles involved with this. so there's a tractor-trailer in delaware on i-95 southbound traveling so fast that police say it traveled all the lanes avenue i-95 smashed into a guardrail and then caused another car to land on its side as well and a number of emergency workers all out there. that guardrail, that's the issue right now because it's
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damaged. police are investigating. and the guardrail needs to be repaired so i-95 southbound the off-ramp to 141 still blocked and police say unloading the tractor-trailer is another part of the issue right now. so in the moon time just stick to route seven as your exit for that because the exit ramp to 141 still blocked. all the lanes on i-95 opened there in newport delaware. i-95 southbound, here we are approaching cottman, that's you were southbound traffic headed towards center city. already a 20 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine and fog just a slight issue right here so you're traveling in and out of it matt. >> okay, thank you karen. breaking news, 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 motorcyclist was 58 years old. so far his name has not been released. police recovered what they believe is the striking vehicle but so far they have not found the driver. now, since we last spoke at 6 o'clock, they have cleared
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away the motorcycle from the scene here at whitaker and louden in feltonville and the fire department just pulled away after clearing away some of the fuel that spilled from the crash. this happened around 11:30 last night. police say the victim was riding a sus suing keel motorcycle south on whitaker when a 2000 gmc yukon traveling north made a left turn and struck the motorcycle. the motorcyclist was launched 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 the yukon fled the scene west on louden and officers quickly found it. >> 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.
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>> reporter: then rear driveway was located on the 5000 block of rohrer street. the gmc had front end damage, both air bags deployed. it did not have a license plate attached and police say it's app possibility that it was removed to make it harder to track down the driver. debris from the scene matched the yukon including a gmc emblem which 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." >> katherine thank you. 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 mccormick is live outside saint christopher's where the teen caught in the crossfire is trying to recover. how is she doing, annie? >> reporter: nydia, at this hour she's still in stable condition inside of saint christopher's hospital after she was shot in the thigh by what police say was a stay bullet. she was leaving the corner store as this all happened.
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take a look at this video. this is video of that little girl being loaded into an ambulance by medics. this all happened just before 6:30 p.m. in north philadelphia. police received numerous 911 calling about shots fired in the 3,000 block of marshall street. now, police found three victims when they got there, the 12-year-old girl and also a 23-year-old who is in critical condition shot in the neck, a 31-year-old shot in the ankle. both of those adults were taken to temple. 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 now speaking with the owners of that vehicle. now, police have not ruled out if the two adults that were hit were the intended targets. however, they are confident that this little girl was hit
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by a stray bullet, something else in this week alone that 12-year-old is the sixth child to be a victim of shootings in philadelphia. 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 delivering a highly anticipated speech on immigration. the republican nominee accepted an invitation to visit mexican president enrique pena nieto. mexico's president had reached out to trump and hillary clinton. trump hos vowed repeatedly he'll build a wall along the u.s.-mexico 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 she was secretary of state. and a conservative legal group
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has won a lawsuit to make public as many as 30 more undisclosed e-mails some of which supposedly mention the 2012 benghazi attack. 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 rains from the storm churning in the gulf. also tropical depression eight passed quickly over parts of the outer banks in north carolina. as you can see, 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 from getting too chose to the jetties where the under
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tow can be the worst. only go in the water when there's a lifeguard on duty. >> you really got to be careful. >> that shot of the heavy wave knocking those kids down you can get neck injuries from that. storm tracker6 live double scan right now in the meantime shows us that we're dry this morning. taking a look outside we have sun coming up over the horizon mixing with a little bit of coastal cloud cover. overall we're looking at partly sunny skies today but at times it will be pretty bright. of course the problem is the higher heat and humidity today. 72 degrees current in philadelphia. your dewpoint up there at 69. that is an indication of very humid air out there and certainly more humid than it was this time yesterday. winds are out of the southwest and light. satellite shows you those clouds coming in from the north and west. we are expecting partly sunny skies overall. a bit of patchy fog this morning that should burn off over the next couple hours. in philadelphia the story this afternoon will be that heat and humidity. 86 degrees by noon. 91 by 3 o'clock. and it will feel like the mid 90's because the humidity will be higher today than
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yesterday. doesn't look like we're going get any rain today but it will be on the sweaty side. and high temperatures across the region, 89 degrees in allentown, close to 90 in trenton, 90 in reading, 88 in wilmington, 87 in millville and down the shore, it's more like the low to mid 70's. even though these numbers look pretty good on the beach though and that ocean water certainly looks good do remember that we still have looking at that combination of heavy surf and rip currents not only today but probably straight into and maybe even through the holiday weekends. future tracker6 shows you that overnight tonight we've got an issue with a thunderstorm that could rumble through a couple of neighborhoods maybe wake you up and then tomorrow it does look like at times there is the channel of a pop-up shower. most of this will be in the morning in philadelphia if we see it at all. probably over toward the shore if you buy this latest model run with sun coming back in the afternoon north and west but we'll have to keep an eye on that as there is that channel of a lingering shower. in the tropics hurricane gaston now moving away from us as a big category three. tropical depression eight and nine still depressions and not tropical storms yet although
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it looks like that will change and we talk about this yesterday. it didn't look like that low pressure center was really going to make it all the way into north carolina. it did not. watches are down there now. but this probably will form into a tropical storm today and again push that on-shore flow on our coastlines producing the heavy surf and rip currents. you got number nine which also becomes a tropical storm slowing down a bit thursday night into friday when it will cut through northern florida. the track is farther north. i don't think orlando and tampa have much to worry about. over the weekend as this goes past outer loop coastline as a tropical storm it does look like it will continue that heavy surf and rip current issue and bend in toward cape cod. if you're planning on going up to new england for the holiday weekends you might want to keep your eyes on that. hatteras will also have problems with that storm this weekend. your seven day 91 is today's high, hot and more humid out there. tomorrow morning showers possible after an overnight thunderstorm. we're hoping for some drying in the afternoon and some brightening skies with lower
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humidity and a high of 84. after that, yeah, 83 on friday. comfortable. mostly sunny and nice on saturday, 79 right now as s what it looks like and then 81 on sunday. labor day itself looks a little bit warmer but still dry and still not blood. so get your plans ready for this weekend just make sure you stay out of the water when the lifeguards aren't there and be careful about those rip currents. >> you got it david. thank you. 6:42 now. panic at the pump. a careless driver sets off a fiery chain reaction crash at a gather station. >> later fines are going up for drivers caught texting behind the wheel in delaware. karen. >> live on 422 the accident eastbound has cleared, the fog has not. a 12 minute jam already from oaks to 202. pretty significant a delay for 422 eastbound at this hour. we'll check out the fog on 309 when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:45. nydia look the sun is playing peekaboo. >> i see. >> trying to appear through -- peer through the columns of the commodore barry bridge. mr. sun you cannot hide. we see you. >> we also see some fog out there karen. >> that's right. and the sun will help us because that will help mix the atmosphere, the fog will dissipate but for now we're still seeing it here. this is 309 at north wales. you see the fog in the distance. it's a little bit of a slow go. watch as you're traveling through that foggy weather looking live at north wales road. as we look at our visibility reports philadelphia international airport 6-mile visibility. in between the reporting sites in montgomery county part of bucks county you can probably see there's fog there as well
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that we're seeing in some of our camera shots. worse south and east of the city. near zero visibility right now in dover delaware. that's a new number just coming in. 5-mile visibility in wildwood but only 2-mile visibility in millville. just had a live update .3 of a mile visibility in toms river and again certainly dealing with that in burlington ocean gloucester and camden cumberland salem and parts of delaware as well so watch for the fog out there this morning. you're certainly seeing it as you travel out and about. also this accident i-95 southbound, the off ramp to 141 remains blocked. the action cam was on the scene. lots of emergency workers out there. big accident that had been causing problems. happened at 1 o'clock this morning although most of the accident is clear, the guardrail is damaged and there is still off-loading some of the items from the truck that's causing some of the slow go so stick to route seven, your exit for. that i-95 itself southbound in newport all lanes opened. it's the off ramp that's causing issues out there. one more thing we want to deal with. this is whitaker avenue. we had this accident at louden
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street. the accident is cleared so traffic moving now nydia. >> karen thank you. new 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 second car rushing to get two children out of the back seat. within a short time flames engulfed both cars. amazingly everyone got away safely. police say the driver had accidentally hit the gas pedal causing the crash. 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 accused of dumping the bugs last wednesday as part of a video prank. the stunt caused panic as riders scrambled to avoid the crickets and worms. pugh says she wanted to draw attention to the plight of the homeless.
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>> time for a preview of "gma." >> hello ginger. >> reporter: good morning. great to be with you. coming up on "gma" donald trump heading south of the border. the gop nominee meeting later
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today with the president of mexico hours before his big immigration speech in arizona. the latest on the race for the white house. also ahead a top leader and the official spokesman of isis killed in a u.s. air strike in syria. the terror group itself confirming the news in a public statement and we'll have more on that ahead. plus, chris brown arrested after an hours long standoff with police. the singer accused of assault with a deadly weapon. we spoke with the woman involved to get her side of the story. and i'd have to say i'm pretty excited about this. bachelor nation just bombshell. nick is going to be the new bachelor. host chris harrison speaks to us live to explain that pick and i've got a special guest my little boy adrian is coming up all of that on "gma." i don't know if that doesn't sell you i don't know what else will. >> he's so cute ginger. i love it. >> say hi. >> we'll see you in a little bit ginger. >> so cute. >> adorable. >> i know not crying just smiling away with mom. >> perfect child. >> let's take a look outside. we've got a new accident on
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422 eastbound the on-ramp from limerick just happening right now and look at those speeds 24 miles an hour. you want to watch for this asked. it's our second one on 422 eastbound and the fog has been pretty bad right there and here you can see the fog and we're looking live on route 309 pastor norristown road watch for the fog right here as well david. >> all right karen. on the big board we're dressing the kids in shorts and t's big time today in case they are among the early kids going back to school f you're running errands today you might want to get out there and get it done early. 72 degrees by 8 o'clock, 81 by 10:00. the humidity will be more noticeable today than it was yesterday in some neighborhoods and this afternoon is going get hot. by noon we're at 86. your high today is 91 degrees. higher humidity today and many -- in many neighborhoods and thunderstorms arriving not until after midnight rumbling through in the overnight hours for awhile tonight. matt. >> thanks, david. delaware governor jack markell ambulance to sign a bill today which toughen the penalties for distracted driving. the fines will now double to
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$100. repeat offenders would pay even more. supporters of the bill say many drivers particularly youngsters are ignoring the law and they hope tougher penalties will encourage people to focus on their driving. >> ♪ hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. vo: in times of crisis america depends on steady leadership. donald trump: "knock the crap out of them, would you?
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>> top stories at 6:55. a driver struck and killed a motorcyclist and sped away. it happened in the city's feltonville section at midnight. investigators tracked down the vehicle a few blocks away but they're still looking for the driver. new jersey state police say more arrests are forth coming in monday's deadly shootout on the atlantic city expressway. five people including a 16-year-old boy have already been charged. >> as we look outside you can really see the fog in some spots. 422 especially. and this is eastbound at oaks where we have a disabled vehicle as well. we've had a couple of accidents on 422 eastbound. it is foggy there and it's extra slow. so watch for this and this latest problem people slowing down and checking out. trails on i-95 southbound;, delays on i-95 southbound. few more people out and about now that some schools are open. >> fog should be burning offer quickly. it's partly sunny overall. warm and more humid at a, 86 degrees by noon and then hot this afternoon with a high of 91 degrees. look out for some overnight rumbles of thunder that might get you out of bed.
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ooh what was there? thunder, that's what it was. >> "good morning america" is next and hopefully we'll be able to find out why or how ginger zee's child is so well behaved. >> yeah. >> you see that? >> for karen david tam nydia, i'm matt. see ya'. >> ♪
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good morning, america. breaking overnight donald trump's surprise heading to, mexico to meet with their president who compared him to hitler and muse lena hours before a major speech on immigration. >> we are also going to secure our border and stop the drugs from pouring in and destroying our country. >> the clinton campaign fires back this morning. >> thank you. >> breaking right now, emergency landing. a united airlines flight taking off from texas hitting severe turbulence. ambulances on the tarmac. at least 16 people rushed to the hospital. hurricane watch, florida's gulf coast bracing for a developing tropical storm with winds up to 70 miles an hour and a pair of hurricanes barreling towards hawaii. schools closing, windows boarded up preparing for massive waves and mudslides. chris brown arrested after a


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