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5:00 a.m., thursday, july 27, matt o'donnell is off, jeanette reyes is joining us. >> we're following breaking news, firefighters are on the scene of a deadly fire. we have an update from investigators we'll have a live report from montgomery county. >> new this morning, a man is facing charges for attacking a septa police officer. you see the video there, what we've learned about the suspect's past. after a few comfortable days, the heat returns and accuweather is tracking possible showers. >> hope you enjoyed yesterday is the bottom line. >> let's go over to david murphy and matt pellman is in for karen rogers. >> reporter: the sticky stuff will rear it's head once again. >> reporter: it does look like it will come back and we could have a late day storm, too. we have a bit of cloud cover out there this morning. we expect the cloud cover to
hang with us with sunny breaks. 67 in philadelphia. in allentown we're at 67, as well. 71 in wilmington, 71 cape may. humidity is on the low side it will come up as the day goes on. the temperature will rise, too. 68 degrees by 7:00. noon, 80. 85 degrees with a high of 86 we'll hit that at 4:00 p.m. you can see how i'm posting afternoon spotty showers and thunderstorms. not everybody will see these, but those who do will take cover because the storm prediction center has a chance of isolated storms. yesterday we were in the yellow zone which is a higher risk. today it's isolated because the storm system will be farther so the south. tomorrow, more storms and areas of flash flooding that's in the seven day. >> reporter: you know what happened overnight last night?
roadwork, a lot of crews taking advantage of the temperatures. we watched the last crew pull away from the eastbound schuylkill expressway opening the eastbound vine. they will will be back tonight and work one more night this week. for now good to go on 676. crews cleared from delco approaching the blue route. in fishtown they are working on the water main break from a couple of days. so frankford avenue is blocked. schuylkill expressway eastbound side, the crews are backing up, picking up their cones and both lanes are reopened by 476 the blue route. a couple of accidents in in abington township garfield at jenkintown road. upper gwynedd to watch out for allentown road. crews in delaware, they have cleared from 495 ascertain 295. i-95 northbound between the delaware service area and 273.
a couple of lanes are blocked for the next half-hour. tam. >> thank you matt. and breaking this morning, firefighters on the scene of a fire in abington montgomery county. we just learned in the last half-hour this is a deadly blaze. in fact flames were shooting from the home on the 600 block of garfield avenue as fire cws time to go over to "action news" reporter katherine scott live from the scene. she just got an update. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that's right, the fire marshal did confirm one man died in the fire overnight. they estimated hisge was somewhere in the 50s or he has not identified. he lived alone here. firefighters are still on the bington township. the fire is out. we are told there are hoarding conditions inside the home. that makes this process harder
for firefighters. the fire broke out on the 600 block of garfield avenue shortly before 2:00 a.m. when firefighters arrived they saw heavy flames. the flames tore through the roof of the home. they were severe in the bedroom. firefighters searched the property and found the man lying on the living room floor. he was unconscious they took him out of the home and he was pronounced dead. it took crews a half-hour to get the fire under control. the hording conditions homicide created problems for the firefighters. >> it's tough to negotiate if you're just walking through the house, but with the gear that the firefighters have to wear and the air packs and they dragging hose lines it makes it extremely difficult and it already a dangerous thing, but it makes it that much more
dangerous for firefighters. >> back here live, you can see the firefighters continue to work several were called here to put out the flames. the damage to the home is severe. you can see that the flames completely tore through the roof. right now firefighters are going through the property trying to make sure sure there are not any leftover flames. the fire marshal said the cause will learn more in the daylight. we're live in abington township, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." jennette. >> thank you. the time 5:04 a.m. new this morning, police have charged the man they say attacked the septa transit police sergeant. 39-year-old groves turned himself in. the sergeant was pushed to the ground monday night at 58th and angora terrace in southwest philadelphia. she is at home recovering. police say groves is a career criminal with arrests going back
to 1997 including a prior assault on a philadelphia police officer back in 2008. and new this morning, police are investigating a deadly shooting in the city's west oak lane section. right now a woman is in custody. police say the victim a 35-year-old man died after he was shot in the neck. the shooting happened around 10:00 p.m. at 15th an orlin streets. police have not released detailed about a suspect or motive. prosecutors are blaming a 29-year-old man's deadly overnight dose inside the hospital. the man sold drugs to the woman at her bed side heroin pills and fentanyl. he was seen on surveillance on five separate days. district said this is the 4th time this year a drug dealer has been arrested in response to a
deadly overdose. and this home had to be demolished after the walls suddenly collapsed yesterday. the residents of south ruby street said they heard a creeking before a loud boom before the part. one woman was left hanging from a second floor bannister. neighbors climbed to h rescue. amazingly the woman even the cat survived. a popular mural has been destroyed. congressman bob brady's campaign is accused of paying off his rival torace. the news comes after the aid to challenger admitted her role in the payoff scheme she set up
fund to $90,000 from the campaign when she dropped out of the race. brady said he has done nothing wrong and is investigators. brady and more have not been charged. there's been response to president trump's banning transgender community serving in the military. he announced that nobody will be allowed to quote serve in any capacity. >> people have the mental and the physical and the psychologic ability to serve they should be allowed to. >> the white house is not saying what will help to the thousands of transgendered troops currently enlisted. department of defense and other republican leaders were caught off guard by the move. >> let's go over to david
murphy we've had a few good days. >> reporter: yeah, but not for long, we're not seeing anything on storm tracker 6 live. there's talen energy stadium. we have clouds and sunny breaks today. temperatures 67 in philadelphia. 23467 -- 67 in allentown and wilmington. satellite and radar shows we'll wind up with cloud cover and sunny breaks of after 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. there's a chance of a pop-up shower here and there. and thunderstorms in the evening. the late model run has that up in the poconos. you might want to take cover from these, because they are strong, and spotty. lehigh valley, humid, spotty storm can't be ruled out.
82. down the shore, upper 70s in south jersey, more of the same in cape may and maybe the low 80s in rehoboth beach and bethany beach. clouds and sun, low risk of rip currents. in philadelphia, 86 clouds and sunny breaks. getting more humid as the day goes on. again there's a chance of a spotty storm you want to watch out for just in case it pops in your neighborhood. overnight tonight, cloudy in the evening, 72 is the overnight low, it stays kind of muggy. tomorrow, we have an area of low pressure that we talked about yesterday, high of 81, clouds as with some storms developing during the day, but this low now looks like it's tracking farther to the south of us, you're seeing a shift in that projection for possible strong weather, the scattered zone which is more prevalent goes down to southern delaware and points south clipping cape may, but most of the area is in the green zone which is an isolated storm. not as much as anticipated, but you have to be careful because
strong storms here and there are possible. future tracker 6, by noon not a whole lot going on. later in the afternoon, spotty storms begin to develop. straight into 10:00, 11:00 there's a chance of more of this. the best chances south of philadelphia. we're concerned about rainfall, the model for philadelphia, 2.68. and others have half inch be careful of flash flooding if a heavy hitter does hit because it could lead to flash flooding. i'm keeping the accuweather alert on friday because of the possibility of drenching downpour producing storms and flash flooding and strong storms, high of 81. saturday, iffy, clouds in the morning and showers around. if that low pressure system doesn't move fast enough we'll see that pattern in the
afternoon. if it does get out of here we'll see clouds and sun, we'll remain optimistic. sunday looks good, high of 80. >> plus a mystery at sea now the fbi is trying to find occupant how a woman died on board a cruise ship. tourist on the french riveria as toursest flee forest fires. >> reporter: chester county, 202 eastbound has reopened, it will close again tonight. we'll talk about a pair of crashes in montgomery and the pennsylvania turnpike, when "action news" continues on this thursday morning. >>jason: my dad taught me to play the piano
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at paable.gov. breaking news coming to us from the fox chase sex, you see -- fox chase section, you see the police, a dangerous scene. police pulled over a car, as they approach the car, the suspected jumped out and pointed a gun to the officer and that led to a foot chase, thet the sn into the woods. the police going into the woods after the suspect finding him. what's unclear is whether or not the bullets found the target if the suspect was hit. we know there were no police, ad dangerous scene in the woods there in fox chase.
of course as more details coming in, we'll bring them to you. >> o wf that story for you. right now we'll head over to matt pellman. he has a look at traffic right now. matt it is moving right along. >> reporte along i-95, we've been keeping track of many, many many, many many overnight construction zones jennette and tam, including on i-95 northbound side of chester up to the blue route are they have cleared everything is open. if you're catching an early morning flight from phl groor good to -- you're good to go. there's one in upper gwynedd along valley forge road at allentown road. overnight construction 476 the northeast extension cleared. speaking of valley forge there was work on the east/west turnpike near the valley forge interchange. these crews packed up and west.
eastbound approaching bensalem the right and center lanes on the ramp is partially blocked, so pennsylvania turnpike eastbound in bucks county, there are crews out there. milling work in cherry hill. a zone on 295 southbound between the black horse pike and 42 until 6:00 a.m. salem county southbound heading toward the delaware memorial bridge, one lane is out there, until 6:00. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app out and about in new castle county. edgemore getting reports of a crash, north of 202 the conquered pike close to tally road. >> a lot going on, matt, thanks for the update. north korea could test another inter continental ballistic missile again today. u.s. officials suspected a test could occur to mark the north
korean holiday known as day of victory. there's growing concerns north korea has a missile to carry a nuclear warhead to the american mainland by next year. raging wildfires are racing across southern france threatening the french riveria. shsheltered -- sheltered in schools and buildings and others are on the beaches. the fire is fueled by prolonged drought. in obama, flash flooding swept several cars down the creek. it is estimated 3 inches of rain fell on are a small town south of birmingham, alabama. one driver had to be pulled out of their car before it was swept away. the eagles will hold their first team practice this afternoon. carson wentz welcomes brent
frankford avenue. that means the detours continue on septa bus routes 5 and 25. mass transit looks good, as does the ben franklin bridge this morning. no problems on the area crossings. >> reporter: on the big board we have a warm one, 68 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 80 by noon. 85 by 3:00 p.m. we're going for a high of 86 degrees around 4:00 p.m. and 84 by 5:00 p.m. i'm posting the possibility of a spotty pop-up thunderstorm this afternoon and this evening, take cover if one homicide your way because they could be strong. but they look spotty. only the big board all green aircraft no major delays. a lot of clouds in our major destinations but no rain. >> "healthcheck," if you've ever been prescribed antibiotics, doctors urge you to finish the medication even after you feel better. they say that keeps patients
resistant from the drug. a new analysis by helmet experts say that idea -- health experts say that idea is not backed by any evidence. researchers are calling for clinical trials the best method for treatment. >> hospitals in chicago, are seeing a baby boom. in the morning buzz we'll complain why. pop star justin bieber back in the headlines for allegedly injuring a paparazzi. >> reporter: if "g.m.a.'s" first look, fbi is investigating a suspicious death along the alaskan royal crews line. a woman died following a domestic dispute.
>> they said security breach we could tell by the sound of his voice it was scary and serious. >> reporter: around 9:00 p.m. tuesday they heard a woman near a balcony screaming the for her life and man threatening to jump overboard. one passenger said the member of the family saw the victim's young daughter moments after the incident describing her as hysterical, with the "g.m.a." first look, abc news new york.
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