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>> good morning everyone, it is 4:30 a.m., on this friday, february 24. we're following breaking news, flames tear through a cumberland county hotel sending rescue crews into action. police have located a car involved in a hit-and-run which critically injured a man. another february day great for shirt sleeves. we're expecting record-breaking warmth today. >> right on that with david and karen, good morning. >> reporter: all right, we'll have a decent start with sun
early, clouds pushing in from the west, clouds and sun mix today. the rain hangs off to the north. temperatures, very mild, 53 degrees in philadelphia. mild in allentown and reading, 60 in reading. 57 in allentown. 51 in trenton, 53 in millville. 47 cooler down near the cool ocean water. winds are not strong we are expecting them to stay on the light side. only a five mile an hour wind in philadelphia. 53 by 7:00 a.m. marching up to 71 degrees by noon, high of 75. if we hit that it will be a new record in philadelphia by one degree and 5:00 p.m. holding on to 70 before sliding back into the mid 60s by 3:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. tonight i should say. warm today, it's going to be another mild one to start out the weekend, there is the threat of not only rain coming through later in the day, perhaps a gusty thunderstorm, i'll have the details on that and the complete weekend call coming up from accuweather.
>> reporter: we're starting in new jersey, we're seeing traffic move right now, a minute ago there was a line of traffic backed up on 42 northbound between creek road and 130, they are shutting the highway down for ten to 15 minutes at a time. that's why we saw the long line of traffic it is moving as we just reopened it. scheduled to clear by 5:00 a.m. vineland, cumberland county issues over with a fire on west landis road near orchard road all lanes are blocked. stick to sherman avenue. liable on the vine street expressway no traffic everything is shut down until 5:00 a.m. watch for the construction still there. the walt whitman bridge in both directions two lanes and speed restrictions in effect, watch for the crews on the walt this morning. >> back to the breaking news you mentioned, heavy fire broke out at a cumberland county hotel, firefighters called for help and went into rescue mode. annie mccormick is live at the
ramada inn with the details. >> reporter: matt, moments ago i talked to fire officials they told me the fire is under control. you can see behind me how firefighters are still attacking this from the ladder here, still pouring water on top. you can see the portion of the ramada inn through the roof looks like it might be in the top floor and attic area that's where the fire mostly was. i want you to get a look at the video, this is video from a viewer showing the intense flames that were shooting through the roof. we are told that the fire broke out around 2:00 a.m. at the ramada inn in vineland in the 2200 block of west landis avenue. when firefighters arrived they realized it was going to be a stuff fight. almost 2 1/2 hours to get it under control. they had to call in extra help that's why it wasn't to second alarm. dozens responded out here. now, in a situation when you're dealing with a hotel or motel
that's where you have to make sure everyone is accounted for. according to the website to the inn there's 100 rooms, we are told by fire officials moments ago everybody was accounted for, they have been done the searches. there was a person not in the room, they received information that the person did leave the hotel. they are confident that nobody is in the hotel that is in in danger or anyone unaccounted for at this time. we'll speak to fire officials to get more information. the fire is under control with two-alarms bulk of the motel is still damaged. this is severely damage looks like part of it is actually destroyed. we'll have more information in the next half-hour. opterring live in vineland, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> developing this morning, a hit-and-run driver left a man in the road in kensington.
the victim was rushed to hanheman in critical condition. katherine scott is live with the latest, good morning, catherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, police did locate the striking vehicle overnight that happened before 1:00 a.m., it's been towed to a police garage for evidence, but the search continues for the driver this morning. meanwhile, the 43-year-old victim is in hanheman in critical condition. let's go to video from kensington last evening. it happened at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of emerald and clear field. the victim just left a corner store. he was walking across the street from his home he feels feet from the door when he was hit by a vehicle traveling east on clear field. the car did not stop. when police arrived they found a man lying in the street, he has two broken legs and head trauma. police have surveillance footage of the incident, they have not relead and they have interviewed -- they have not
released, they have interviewed witnesses. >> when the vehicle struck the pedestrian, the body rolled on the hood striking the windshield, his body was launched 50 feet eastbound and that's where police found him. >> reporter: shortly before 1:00 a.m., officers located the striking vehicle on the 3,000 block of martha street about half a mile from the site of the accident. this all remains under investigation. so far no arrests have been made. they are still trying to figure out who was behind the wheel. they said they would like to talk to the owner of the vehicle. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. children playing along the bank of the cobbs creek stumbledded a-- stumbled across a body. the man was found connecting upper darby to cobbs creek. this was the scene around
the 800 block of east 23rd street where police say someone shot two men. they were rushed to christiana hospital, police have not made any arrests. a robber stabbed a man at the bus term flail is at the jersey shore. wildwood police are looking for ron ray harris. investigators say he held up a man at the new jersey transit bus terminal at 4500 washington avenue. wildwood police consider harris armed and dangerous. call them if you know where's. this composite sketch is of the man police in gloucester township say tried to abduct a woman. officials say she was outside the home in sicklierville when the man tried to pull her into the car. she was able to getaway. the man was in his 20s and drives a white suv. a former school employee is facing sex charges. 35-year-old mya johnson worked
at rose month township. earlier this month, a teacher at the same school was arrested for carrying an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. police say the two cases are not connected. a medical marijuana grow house is one step closer to opening in delaware county. the astin board of commissioners included med garden in the industrial park. last night was a personal victory for jennifer mckey her father survived his battle with cancer, she wants to get others the help he didn't have. >> any relief we can provide to the sickest people in pennsylvania is a good thing for all of us. >> mckey has three weeks to submit her permit application to the state and the state has 90 days to review.
president trump says the u.s. needs to be at the top of the pack when it comes to nuclear weapons. his administration is dealing with immigration and tense relations with mexico. kenneth moten has the latest from washington. >> reporter: the president's push from the u.s. to become the world at nom -- dominant nuclear power. the position nothing new for president trump who tweeted in december, the united states must strengthen and expand it's nuclear capability. now he has the nuclear code. does it keep you up at night? >> reporter: no. russia has more than the u.s. vladimir putin deployed a cruise missile trump said it was a big deal and bring it up with putin. president trump's foreign policy
was focus washington, d.c. on mexico working on the new immigration policy. >> we're getting bad dudes out of this county. >> reporter: part of a recent group in mexico, 25 years in u.s. illegally and he was arrested paying a ticket tow courthouse. >> it's a military operation. >> reporter: the administration worked to clarify the u.s. of the word military. >> the president is using it as an adjective. >> no use of military force in immigration operations. none. >> reporter: poad the president is heading to the conservative political action conference as protest heats up over his policy. he will use his cpac speech as a rallying cry to conservatives. kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> new details on what killed
it's going to be 70 degrees i why not open. >> i took my kids for ice cream that's the kind of night it was. you'll have another night to enjoy the winter warmth. today will be warmer. >> got to be a record breaker today. >> reporter: we're forecasting a new record by one degree. we had 6 record tied for falling yesterday. not philadelphia, but yeah we're in the same zone. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us we're starting out dry, not a whole lot of fog out there, we were worried about that, but i'm not seeing that on our visibility reports. sky6 live hd looking south in atlantic city, tranquil conditions, the camera rocking gently wind not that strong. 53 degrees in philadelphia. already above the average high for this date. wind west southwest 5 miles per hour not that strong. satellite shows you clouds to the west, overall it will be a clouds and sun mix. a lot of us will get a sunny
start when the sun comes up over the horizon. 64 degrees by 8:00 a.m. we'll spend a good portion of the afternoon in the 70s. noon, 71. 3:00 p.m., 75. that would be a record by one degree. 76 in trenton. 74 in wilmington, 74 in allentown. cooler as you head toward the coast, there are records that will be challenge in philadelphia. we're going for 75 which would beat the old record. trenton, 76 which would beat the old record. some of the other records may not fall, but we'll be in record territory all the way. tomorrow we have a front coming in from the west. 72 ahead of the front. in the afternoon there's a chance of a line of rain coming through that could include strong gusty thunderstorms. 5:00 p.m., most of this is to the west of philadelphia. as we get closer to the dinnertime and beyond up to
7:00 p.m. we'll see this charge on threw. if you see a thunderstorm it could be strong and gusty, so you want to take cover indoors lower floors when these pop through. the whole thing is off the coast by 8:00 or 9:00, the bulk of it is actually done by 8 down the shore. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds and sun, very warm today, a potential record setting high of 75 degrees. and then tomorrow and saturday, clouds and sun, 72. there's a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm along with the line of rain coming through. on sunday, behind all this, windy a lot chillier we'll only get to 46 degrees it will feel like the 30s. so it's going to be a shock to the system on sunday. monday, partly sunny, back to 67. 63 tuesday, cloudy and damp with rain possible, breezy and warm on wednesday, 67 with more rain not out of the question. windy and cooler rain in the morning, thursday, high of 56. remember when we're not on the air you can get the latest weather information by going to
6abc.com/weather and the weather is looking pretty nice for those of you who would like a little spring preview. even a little bit of early summer preview. >> it was great baseball until it got too dark to play. we're learning the details about the apparent assassination of kim kim judge -- kim jong nam. the substance was so deadly trace amounts can kill you. one of the woman who wiped the toxin on his face did get sick. the airport is being decontaminated. a chopper team locating a missing snow boarder, he became stranded near lake tahoe on tuesday, he spend the night in freezing weather. the rescue found him on wednesday and hoisted him to
safety. a ambulance took him to nearby hospital for cold related injuries. firefighters saved a dog that tumbled down a cliff side. the dog was exploring the area off leash with his owner and went over the ledge. the firefighter cruise rope to lower himself down the cliff. he secured the dog in the harness and pulled him to safety. despite the tumble, the dog was hurt. karen rogers will be back with a live look at traffic on this friday morning. find out why your car might be worth more than than you think in a resale, "action news" continues.
>> reporter: welcome back everybody, we're looking live sky6 live hd in camden, we were watching for fog, but looking pretty clear out there. no major issues as you head out with the weather, at least. how about with traffic. schuylkill expressway westbound past the vine, we have a disabled vehicle on penndot on the scene. they are partially blocking the left lane. eastbound heading toward the walt whitman bridge on the schuylkill expressway past the vine. watch for that one. looking outside live in upper pottsgrove township montgomery county, route 100 northbound at west moyer road another disabled vehicle, we see that when it's cold and the cars can't work,
that's not the case today, but nonetheless a couple of disabled vehicles vehicles. the schuylkill expressway, southbound traffic, roads are clear and dry, no delays on the schuylkill expressway, no delay on the boulevard. construction blocking the left lane until 5:00 a.m., lots of construction in the area matt that's been causing headaches it lifts at 5:00 a.m. >> time for a look at business, your used cars may be more than you think. cnn is looking for affordable used cars to sell. cars are lasting longer, that's a good problem for you. recession of 2008 caused people to put off buying new cars which would be prime to be sold as used it's a lag time issue. not a secret any more victoria secret is suffering sales slump down 20% compared to
last year. victoria secret may face more competition as amazon may create their own line of women's apparel. the dow gained 34 points. futures pointing to a lower open. taco bell getting rid of a naked chicken dulupa. taco bell said the item was meant to be for a limited time. it may reappear in the future. a lot of prep time is part of the region. >> the chicken shell taco. you can't just by that on the shell. breaking this morning, flames engulf a south jersey hotel we'll have a live report coming up at 5:00 a.m. we have surveillance video showing thieves swooping in to steal a car from a gas station customer. that's up after the break.
>> new this morning an unattended vehicle was an easy target for car thieves in illinois. it happened at a gas station on monday night. surveillance video shows a white car pull up to another vehicle on monday night. you see the man jump out of the white car and get into the black car and drive off. it's gone. seconds later, a man runs after the stolen car. we have newly released video of a suspected car thief
in south jersey. it happened on the unit block of second street in camden. the suspect got into a car left running and drove away. the vehicle was found later, but the suspect remains on the loose. call police if you see the man and think you know him. >> 4:57 we remain on the scene in south jersey. firefighters battle flames at a motel in vinyl for hours. a vacation for family nearly returned to a tragedy in hawaii, but several quick thinking beach goers saved the day.
>> good morning everyone, it is 5:00 a.m., on this friday, february 24 here's what's happening. >> breaking news arc fire at a motel in south jersey is a monster destroying part of the structure. people were hanging out of windows to be rescued. firefighters were on the scene and so was "action news" a live report subpoena in minutes. >> a man and woman are rushed to the hospital following a stabbing. is the. >> it will be another taste of spring you'll want to spend time outside if you can. >> let's get that with david murphy and karen rogers good morning. >> reporter: already mild this morning, cloud cover on satellite out to the west of philadelphia will sweep in before too much longer. we'll be go for a clouds and sun mix. 52 degrees in philadelphia. 49 in wilmington, even that is well above the average high. 53 in allentown. 50 in trenton. 59 in reading, 47 cooler down near the cool ocean water, notice how the