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murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. 6 o'clock on this wednesday february 28th and here's what we're following on "action news." >> gunshots an standoff in burlington county. the barricade situation came to an end in the last hour. we are live with the breaking developments with what's just happened in the past few minutes. >> scary moments for passengers on a flight to los angeles. their plane had to be diverted to the lehigh valley because the crew smelled smoke. >> and king responds. hear what lebron james had to say about those billboards encouraging him to join the sixers. you can kind of read into it what you want . >> [laughter] >> maybe it's a no, maybe it's a yes. it's hard to tell. >> i know what i want to read into it. [laughter] >> i'm with you on that. hey, everybody, we made it halfway through the week. congratulations and it's another pretty nice one. >> it is actually more clouds over in the weather center. you see that kind of building in overnight on satellite. i can see us getting some sunny breaks at times but it
will generally be cloudy than yesterday. temperatures on the cool side. definitely coat weather up in allentown where you're still at the freezing mark. looks like upper 30's across the i-95 corridor. philadelphia has jumped up to 40 and down the shore pow about 42. here's where numbers are going though. once again the it's going to be mild. by 8 o'clock 42. i expect we'll climb up to a high of 58 degrees around 2, 3 o'clock this afternoon. for the evening commute looks pretty good. the mid 50. not a lot of wind today. the one big change more clouds. a bigger change coming tomorrow and friday with a coastal storm bringing rain and wind maybe even a little bit of wet snow. karen it's all in the seven-day. >> at least no weather related issues affecting the roads but we have heavy traffic. it's at least starting to slow up here on i-95 at allegheny as you head towards center city. you're beginning to slow down from allegheny to girard but as you look at these speeds, 55, 47 its not bad overall just yet. you're moving just fine. a good time to get out. in olde city don't forget we've got chestnut street
still closed from last weekend's fire location but no other problems on your majors. we're looking live at 422 at trooper. a little building eastbound volume as you head towards king of prussia but if you're coming in this morning from limerick or royersford no big issues here and in new jersey things are good as well. this is gloucester city here. the overnight construction is cleared on route 42 so we see some of that building volume but no delay just yet, matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. and we want to s w've been watching. firefighters battling a house fire in burlington county. now we're looking, we can still see flames towards the middle of the screen and also at the top and a lot of smoke has been thrown up into the air. this fire kicked off about an hour ago, a little bit after 5:00 on the 100 block of wyndmere drive in moorestown. in fact when crews got to the scene heavy fire was showing. so far, though, there's no word of any injuries. and also breaking this morning, after nearly three hours, a s.w.a.t. situation has recently ended in south
jersey. one person is dead and another person is now in the hospital with a gunshot wound. so, to sort it all out for you "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live near the scene on the 200 block of roosevelt boulevard and jeanette, you've been working to get new information in the last hour. >> reporter: yeah, tam, we managed to confirm about an hour ago that the shooter is dead, the suspected gunman. one woman was sent to cooper hospital with a gunshot wound. take a live look here behind me, the scene still taped off. you can see edgewater police kind of holding us off just beyond where this home is. this is where it happened, the home you're looking at right now. in fact investigators are inside right now taking pictures and videos processing the scene. the video that you're looking at or that you will look nat a few seconds here is the s.w.a.t. unit wrapping things up putting their rifles away after being here for several hours. in fact, this standoff began around 1 o'clock this morning along the 200 block of roosevelt avenue here in edgewater park. police and medics were called
to the scene. we did see paramedics drive off around 3:30, 4 o'clock this morning presumably with that one victim, the female victim who was taken to the hospital, again, with gunshot wounds but things have died down quite a bit since then. still a lot of unanswered questions, though, for example, we're trying to confirm whether that woman was shot setting off the barricade or if she was shot during the barricade. again, we are working to get that information as well as the victim's condition. reporting live in edgewater park burlington county jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> thank you jeanette. more breaking news here just into the news room. a deadly shooting took place in allentown this morning and the investigation is blocking airport road at this hour. police say someone opened fire at this gas station in the airport plaza just after 1:00 a.m. at least one person was killed and there are reports a second person was shot. authorities remain on the scene and expect to reopen airport road sometime later this morning. >> it is 6:04 and new this
morning, a united airlines plane made an emergency landing at lehigh valley international. the plane took off from newark last night headed for l.a. but the crew decided to divert the plane to lehigh international when they smelled smoke in the cockpit of the the plane landed without incident no one was injured and there's no word on what led to the smell of smoke. the national transportation board -- safety board is expected to wrap up its investigation into what caused a freak accident that killed a truck driver on the northeast extension. howard sexton was killed last week when a metal beam fell from the lehigh valley tunnel piercing his windshield. federal investigators shut down a part of the tunnel yesterday so they could get a closer look at that ceiling. the pennsylvania turnpike commission said a preliminary report on this crash could come out as soon as the next two to four weeks. >> the world's largest big box retailer is not giving up on staking out its turf and warding off the world's largest internet retailer. maribel aber is live at the
nasdaq in sometimes square with wal-mart's latest move to fend off amazon. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, matt. never going to give you up. wal-mart making make move to bot its fashion business. focused on clothing for women plus sized women kids and men. wal-mart beefing up its fashion markets to pete with amazon and target. stocks fell yesterday after investors worried about the pace of interest hikes. looks like futures are pointing to a higher opened. mcdonald's and disney are getting back together on happy meals. starting in june, the meals will include disney themed toys and packaging. the first one is tied to the movie incredibles two. disney parted ways with mcdonald's happy meals almost 12 years ago reportedly over concerns about childhood obesity. disney is also the parent of 6abc. matt, just keep those fries hot and the big kids and the little ones will stay happy. >> you've got it. thanks maribel. there was disappointment for some parents and relief for others who were hoping to
enroll their children in a popular philadelphia charter school. mast community charter school held its student lottery in the city's somerton section last night. more than 11,500 applicants were vying for roughly 150 spots. >> my heart is beating out of my chest. just really hoping fingers crossed to get him in here. >> really excited because this school is like really, really good and i really wanted my family to get in. >> the wait list at the school has quadrupled since 2011. the lottery is random while siblings of current mast students have priority. sky6 taking a lovely look at the horizon as the sun is about to come up in about that 25 minutes over south jersey and the rest of our area. >> karen rogers that reminds you to take a break sometimes and enjoy the beautiful view unless you're on the roads in which case you need to really keep your eyes on the road in front of you. >> it is nice to see that sunshine especially because it's going to cloud up later.
no weather impacting us. no delays on the schuylkill. overnight construction is clear. coming from paoli or king of prussia no problems there. here's a live look at the ben franklin bridge. we do have the right lane blocked with construction eastbound on the bridge but it's westbound coming into the city that's really moving just fine. more people coming in westbound and no delay on your area bridges. we do have this problem we've been talking about in moorestown in burlington county. wyndmere drive near sheffield drive. so you'll want to watch for that fire location there. and barley mill road shut down near brackenville road due to these downed wires. stick to old wilmington road to avoid that. let's show you what it looks like here on storm tracker6 live 3-d. you can see we're dry in our region. there is the rain that we're tracking that's heading up towards our area so it's going to impact us tomorrow. not today. today's your dry day. and although we saw that sunshine in the shot, we aren't going to see a lot of it this afternoon so a chilly start although a really mild afternoon. it's going to be nice later on
this afternoon even though we'll have mostly cloudy skies. the rain arrives tomorrow. let's take a look at your forecast over the next couple of days to give you an idea what you're looking at. mostly cloudy, 58 degrees for your high. tomorrow's a wet day. the rain arrives, a high of 54. dave has been talking a lot about this coastal storm. friday it is rainy and windy, 44 degrees for your high. he'll talk about the chance for some wet snow mixing in with this storm in the seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes, matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. 6:09. the diversity debate at oscars. hollywood remains under the microscope as it prepares to honor the most talented artists in tinseltown. >> lebron james reacts to a delaware county's recruitment efforts. we'll show you what he said.
>> a woman in florida found a unique way to let the water department know she is not happy. she showed up at the officers with a wheelbarrow and it was loaded with pennies. >> she paid her $493 bill with 493,000 pennies. the woman says she paid it that way because she wanted to protest her recently high bills in a meaningful way. >> she made a point. hundreds of kids took a trip to wakanda thanks to a very generous man. real estate investor greg parker rented out the amc broad street seven in north philadelphia for a showing of "black panther." he first rented the theater out on friday but so many kids turned up sadly some had to be turned away. he hosted a second screening
last night. >> this movie was definitely important for them to z see they need to see that positive light. >> it's nice they get to see actors in the role that their parents play for them every day as a superhero because parents are super heroes. >> nearly 600 kids have now seen this box office hit thanks to parker. wonderful move. and it's interesting to me not only what it means to people to see something different on screen but a lot of conversation that are happening between people of all kinds of backgrounds. >> my son and are i going next week. we haven't gotten around to it. >> i'm a streaming guy. i'll wait. i know you say it's a remarkable film. >> i think you want to see this in the theater. >> stormstorm tracker6 live doue scan we're seeing no rain which is nice as you get set for your morning commute. we've got sky6. got early sunshine over center city. there's sky6 at city hall looking toward the masonic temple and some sun early but
clouds are going to get thicker today. it's cold up in allentown, the freezing mark there but not too bad down close to philadelphia trenton and wilmington, on or about 40, maybe a couple degrees catching up to that. 39 in millville and 42 down in cape may: here come the clouds. for now we've got some sunny breaks but you can see the clouds are not too far away and they'll be getting thicker as the day goes on. that's going to be your call in the lehigh valley. more clouds. but at the same time we have light winds and it's still mild. 58 degrees, so sometimes you see those clouds building during the morning and you think maybe i shouldn't go out and get stuff done. in this case you really should because it's going to be mild and it will stay dry during the day. at the shore increasing clouds still mild, 55. 44 in the ocean water and 58 degrees is your high in philadelphia. more clouds building as the day goes on but still mild and again those winds really running on the light side. overnight tonight a little gift from mother nature. there will be a lot of clouds around but we won't be as cold in the morning as we step outside so 43 the overnight low instead of morning startup temperatures in the 30's. a little better. tomorrow we get the big
change. through the morning the clouds are still there and through the afternoon rain arrives and at times it could be steady to heavy. little pockets of heavier rain possible. pretty wet for the evening commute. more rain some of it heavy at times on thursday night and even if we get a little bit of a lull in the action on friday the winds will pick up thursday and into friday as a coastal low pressure center forms and then that draws in cold air on the backside and you can see how we might get some wet snow mixing in and maybe even finish this whole thing late friday with wet snow. now, the biggest issue would be up in the poconos, maybe a little accumulation in the lehigh valley. this stuff here probably doesn't stick to roads. nonetheless we're looking at the arrival of a lot of interesting stuff weather-wise thursday into friday. get stuff done if you have things to do. 58 degrees is your mild high. then tomorrow as you just saw rain arrives. a high of 54. rain heavy at times through the afternoon and nighttime. winds pick up at night and we've got an accuweather alert
on friday because that's the day where we still have some rain falling but also strong blustery winds, coastal coastal flooding possible at the shore and maybe that changeover to wet snow. keep your eyes on friday. it's not going to be comfortable with a high of 44. for the weekend the rain is gone. behind that storm it's still brisk and chilly on saturday with a high of 46 and a mix of clouds and sun. union fans, bundle up for that home opener. pretty cool that the union is back though. lots of sun on sunday, 45 and it looks like the next chance of vain tuesday. >> they have those scarves. >> matt is giving you fashion advice, too. take it. let's take a look outside right now and check the roads. this is the boulevard near wissahickon and traffic is moving nicely right here. no problems between oxford circle and the schuylkill. we have a big construction project in delaware county, macdade boulevard is closed, this is new this week, between westerner avenue and adlmouth avenue. stick to chester pike as your alternate. your majors showing no
problems as you're heading out right now, tam. >> thank you, karen. >> in today's produce tip a special type of green onion is getting stocked on the shelves and we're learn and it's a sure sign of spring. >> this is austin at whole foods market philly with your "action news" produce tip. one of the great things about seeing spring onions in the grocery store it means warmer weather is on its way. spring onions are just green onions left in the field for a little bit longer to grow so you can see they're a little bit bigger. they can be green yellow or red as you see here but whereas green onions you can use raw in some cases spring onions benefit from being cooked. i think they shine when they're tossed in olive oil sea salt and grilled. serve them as a side item. >> awesome austin. sixers in the midst of a tough stretch, three straight road games against playoff caliber teams. joel embiid scored 23 a loss to. it was razor sharp.
102-101. it was their second straight loss after having won seven straight. the three billboards placed in cleveland to try to lure lebron james into the region has caught the company of the king. the delaware company brought the signs that said #philly wants lebron, complete the process. james had a positive reaction. >> it's actually very flattering and i'm sitting here at 33 in my 15th year and teams or guys, i'm i don't wanto say teams because that becomes tampering, but people in their respective cities want me to play for them. i mean, that's cool i think. that's dosixers take on the cavs tomorrow in cleveland. so, at least for tomorrow it is the king versus the process. >> in today's tech bytes amazon's new smart doorbell. >> giant online retailer is buying ring. the wifi devices allow residents to see and talk to
visitors before opening the door. >> the company was rejected on "shark tank" five years ago. amazon is reportedly paying $1 billion for it. >> google's new smart camera clips is now for sale. the camera can decide which pictures it should take. >> it recognizes images that are interesting. for example if it sees your baby smiling it will snap a few pictures. camera costs about $250. dominos is teaming up with ford to test self driving food delivery cars in miami. >> ford says once the car arrives use a keypad on the side of the vehicle to access the order and you won't have to tip. >> wow. that's good. >> 30 minutes or less. >> let's hope. those are your tech bytes. >> have a great day. >> ♪ i feel chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others, but my pain is real. fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by overactive nerves.
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marci gonzalez explores whether the academy has moved on from the oscars so white controversy. >> i'm here at the academy awards. otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> reporter: the glaring lack of racial diversity among the 2015 and 2016 academy award nominees sparking awareness and some change carrying into this year's nominations. >> achievement in directing. >> reporter: in that category mexican director guillermo del toro is confederate considered a favorite to win. jordan peele for writing and directing "get out." >> this goes bigger than us and i had that when i was a kid. whoopi goldberg won for best supporting actress. >> reporter: nominated for best supporting actress this year octavia spencer and mary j blige who is also up for original song. denzel washington and daniel kaluuya for best actor.
for best adaptive screenplay dee rees now the first black woman ever to get an oscar nod for writing. >> cause for selection in as much as it's cause for celebration like why did it take 90 years to get here. >> reporter: researchers asking the same saying while there have been some progress t-hollywood still has a long way to go. >> in 2016 out of a hundred films 25 didn't have a single african-american or black character on screen. >> reporter: not one that spoke. over 40 didn't feature asian-american characters. over 50 didn't feature latino characters. we need to tell stories that represent all of humanity. >> reporter: marci gonzalez abc news, los angeles. >> we should have our oscar picks on friday. want to do that. >> yeah. >> i already 65 know what -- >> did you watch any of the oscar movies. >> not many but enough. >> you're always interesting matt.
>> let's take a look outside right now and check the roads. we're live in west chester, chester county. this is 202 at westtown road. if you're coming down from malvern or exton unlike yesterday morning you're looking good with no problems on 202. let's check the mass transit. we have one train on the lansdale doylestown line, 17 minutes late. other than that you're good to go dave. >> on the big board we don't have any big delays at the airport this morning or any of our big travel destinations although it is raining in atlanta so you might want to bring an umbrella if you're headed down there and keep an eye on your airline's web site and your e-mail just in case there's a delay that pops up later on. around here 41 degrees by 7 o'clock. a little cool to start out today. we are going to have more clouds than yesterday overall but we are looking at a nice high around 58. some spots might even get 60 and for the evening commute pretty mild. 58 degrees by 5:00. by 6 o'clock, still holding onto the mid-50's. matt, tam. >> thank you, david. it is now 6:26. if you've been avoiding paying off those parking tickets you're off the hook partially. >> also at 6:30 a college
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>> breaking now on "action news" a shooting and a police standoff in new jersey. we have new details on how it all ended. >> also breaking a house fire is burning right now in burlington county, new jersey. this is chopper6 live over that scene. images just coming in showing the intense flames, where they started.
>> demanding answers. parents and students bombard a south jersey school board with questions about a teacher who they say was unfairly suspended for his comments on school safety. >> good morning, it's 6:30 now on this wednesday, february 28th. let's find out about that accuweather forecast with dave murphy and what your roads look like with karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning. we've had a stretch for a few days of beautiful afternoons. >> no kidding. >> yeah. >> today is going to feel good. it's just go be to a little cloudier. you can see clouds in the weather center on satellite. some rain out to the west. we won't have to worry about that until tomorrow. these clouds are still broken apart a little bit in philadelphia and we'll get some early sunshine but generally speaking more clouds than yesterday. temperatures not too bad this morning. up in allentown, we're still at the freezing mark but everybody else is closer to 40. philadelphia 40 on the nose. trenton and wilmington upper 40's. down in cape may, 42 degrees. chilly enough for a jacket this morning. as we go into the afternoon, though, it gets mild. 42 degrees by 8 o'clock. 55 by noon. and we're going to get a high of 58. we'll probably sit on that between 2, 3 o'clock for an hour, hour and a half and then for the evening commute still
not bad. lots of clouds but 54 by 6 o'clock and by 8 o'clock still holding the low 50's. we are looking at cooler conditions tomorrow and of course rain arriving and a coastal storm really whips up the rain and the wind thursday night into friday. details on that coming up, karen. >> all right, dave, it's that time of the morning. we're starting to jam up on i-95. we're looking live here at cottman and look at this heavy southbound traffic as you head towards center city. you're already pretty heavy from cottman to girard. let's take a look in downingtown actually on the big picture here we have a disabled vehicle on i-95 southbound past allegheny. it's on the shoulder so one of the reasons we're seeing some slower traffic. you're seeing speeds about 30 miles an hour. don't forget in olde city we still have portions of chestnut street shut down between second and third. schuylkill looking good and the blue route looking good. now we'll head over here to downingtown chester county. this is what it looks like on the 30 bypass approaching 113. if you're headed eastbound like these folks right here heading towards exton, a
little building volume but no major delay just yet. let's look at your area bridges as we check them, we are seeing some construction still right lane blocked west-eastbound as you're heading into new jersey but more volume westbound coming into the city and it's so far not a big jam on the ben just yet. we'll hop into new jersey coming up in a few minutes matt. >> thank you, karen. we're following breaking news here. a three-hour long armed standoff in south jersey has come to an end as police say the gunman ended his own life. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live at the scene in edgewater park, burlington county. jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we're starting to see a little more activity here as detectives start knocking on doors speaking with neighbors see what they know and what they heard overnight. take a live look here behind me now that the sun is up you can get a little better view of what's going on right now. those are detectives that you're seeing walking toward the home. you can see it's all taped off right now but still many investigators coming in and outside of that home as they take pictures and collect some evidence. we did see them across the street.
it appeared they were either looking for something or picking up something but, again, this is still under investigation. video that you are about to look at or should be looking at right now is as they were wrapping up earlier today we saw a s.w.a.t. team come out but as soon as we arrived on scene around 3:30, 4 o'clock this morning, they were packing things up. that is when things ended here and according to authorities, the gunman -- the suspected gunman took his own life. a woman was taken to the hospital, to cooper hospital with a gunshot wound. her condition has not yet been released to us. but again, that was a woman who suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital to be treated. medics were on scene briefly here but then shortly after they were sent back. they left and that is presumably because they were able to confirm that the gunman took his own life. but again, at this point still some unanswered questions. we're trying figure out whether or not the gunshot at the woman, the woman's gunshot was what set off this
barricade or if that happened during the barricade. as soon as we get some more answers we'll make sure to pass it along but in the meantime this is taped off and investigators still looking over the scene. reporting live in edgewater park, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." tam. >> all right, janet i'll take it from here. tam go ahead. >> thank you, matt. chopper6 live over even more breaking news. firefighters battling a house fire in burlington county. you can see it's quite a big structure there and the right side all the way over to the left side we see smoke and quite a bit of burn damage. the fire starting after 5:00 this morning on the unit block of wyndmere drive in moorestown. the flames were so intense they burned the siding off the house next door. heavy fire was showing when crews got to the scene this morning. take a look at this picture. it's a brand new photo that's just come into "action news." some good news here. so far there are no reports of injuries. and investigators are sorting through what is left of a west philadelphia row home where a man died in a fire last night. this came in as a routine call
just one alarm. but then it quickly spread through the roof noon a neighboring home on the 5300 block of race street. >> coming out the roof and for a minute there i thought it was going to explode. >> there was a lot of fire in the building of origin and the -- it had already extended to the occupancy next door so basically when they arrived there was fire more than two stories up above the building. >> this was the second deadly fire in the city in one day. yesterday morning a person died in the fire at a home in the strawberry mansion neighborhood. >> parents and students from cherry hill high school east packed a school board meeting demanding answers regarding the suspension of a beloved teacher. chaos erupted last night when school board president barry dickinson announced law prevents the board from speaking about personnel matters. dickinson also said nothing he has seen in the public domain is based on fact. >> everything related to this matter is conjecture.
an investigation is under way. no facts exist in public. >> students staged a massive walkout at the high school yesterday morning protesting the absence of history teacher timothy locke. parents and students say locke was suspended over comments he made regarding the school's lack of security. they also say his bag was searched for weapons and he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. >> ♪ >> it is going to be an emotional and unnerving day for students in parkland, florida. they'll be trying to get back to normal going back to classes at stoneman douglas high school after going through something absolutely abnormal, a deadly mass school shooting. the principal has been tweeting messages of support telling them leave the backpacks at home. today is about comfort and healing, not about curriculum. the officer who captured the suspect was honored at an event yesterday. officer michael leonard was reluctant to call himself a hero and he got emotional as he reflected upon the day.
>> when you have children at home that are about that age, it's very close to my heart and it's difficult but i'm so honored that i was able to be a part and do my part. >> new reports claim suspect nikolas cruz had as many as 180 rounds left when he dropped his rifle. 17 students and staff members were killed. >> 6:38 now. new jersey lawmakers will consider seven different gun control measures today. the bills are up for review by the assembly's judiciary committee. one calls for seizing someone's firearm if a mental health professional determines the person poses a threat. another would require background checks for private gun sales. if approved it proved it would o to the full assembly for a vote. >> the fine for tickets issued before 2013 will be wiped out as long as you pay for all of
your more recent violations. and if you say but i don't have any more recent violations, they say well then we'll do this. your outstanding tickets from before 2013 will be for given for a $50 late fee. that amnesty period runs until april 30th. and let's take a live look. that is gorgeous. the gold, the oranges there, the beautiful clouds as you take a live look there on sky6 of our rising sun. >> pretty picture. sun glare coming into play a little earlier in the commute these days. >> that's right. so it might surprise some people to see that and we change the clocks coming up soon, too, another week and a half or so. let's look outside and check 422. getting a little busy. this is your eastbound traffic right here heading towards king of prussia from oaks to 202 a nine minute ride so starting to slow down but no major problems on 422. bellmawr camden county 295 at the black horse pike, traffic still moving okay right now. southbound traffic heading
towards route 42, you can see on your ramp you're kind of slowing down. it's that time of the morning getting a little busier anew accident just popped up and we're hearing it's involving a pedestrian here in haddon heights in camden county on station avenue at tenth avenue. so watch for that one coming in to us. matt and tam have been talking about this problem in moorestown, burlington county, a fire on wyndmere drive. if you're in this area, you could stick to borton landing road as your alternate. as we look at your majors, i-95 starting to slow down southbound 28 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. schuylkill eastbound and westbound no problems. travel times about 20 minutes between the blue route and the vine and we saw that slowing down on 422. let's look at storm tracker6 live 3-d and we can see we're dry today. the clouds are going to increase. this is the rain we're tracking for thursday into friday which will be pretty significant. your highlights today, yeah, it's a little bit of a chilly start but we've got a mild afternoon. temperatures more than 10 degrees above average this afternoon. the rain does arrive tomorrow. looking at the next couple days, today's high 58 under
mostly cloudy skies. rain on thursday with a high of 54. it's chillier on friday, 44 degrees, rainy and windy. dave is coming back with the seven-day and show you how that rain could actually change to wet snow in some parts of the region matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. it is now 6:41. new this morning, ben carson taste in fine china sparks a firestorm in washington. hear how much he spent on redecorating his hud dining ream. >> college basketball player touches the heart of a complete stranger when he steps up to help a woman in need.
>> and we are following breaking news. a large fire destroyed a home in cumberland county, new jersey. it broke out on the unit block of cedarbrook lane in lawrenceville township. firefighters are still on the scene putting out the hot spots. so far no injuries have been reported. a confrontation between a suspect and a police officer is now under investigation in camden county. edward minguela says officers approached him last thursday with their guns drawn and that he put up his hands. after they restrained him video seems to show an officer punching minguela while he's
down on the ground. he's facing charges of resisting arrest and obstructing justice. the three officers are on paid desk duty as the camden county prosecutor determines whether this was a case of police brutality or justified force. >> two philadelphia police officers have just been honored for a life saving action. caught on camera officers nicholas harper and eugene donahue saved man in a wheelchair from a fire in north philadelphia last year. they just happened to be nearby when the 911 call came in. but in an unusual twist, the man they saved, 48-year-old henry flowers was later convicted of setting that fire as part of a feud with a neighbor. >> a western pa basketball player hopes his good deed inspires others. >> sorry to bother you. i noticed you guys out here all week. >> duquesne university sophomore mike lewis posted this video online showing him delivering pizza and wings to patricia smith. lewis says he noticed smith was living out of her car near
campus. >> it felt good. i mean, like somebody remembers you. >> i feel like there's more good in the world. i'm just glad people focused on the positive things more. >> the posting has been seen more than 2 million times. >> imagine what it felt like for her to feel like i'm in this terrible situation and nobody even sees me. just a small thing giving his extra food. >> thanks to 2 million people who have shared this thing and said something about the appeal of that sort of action. >> being positive. >> storm tracker6 live double scan we are dry this morning taking a look outside we've got skies. there is early sunshine coming up over the horizon. you can see the clouds a little thicker today than yesterday however but we'll tend to see those clouds increase as the day goes on. temperature in philadelphia is up to 40 degrees. a lot of areas still in the 30's. winds fairly light at 9 miles per hour so not a real big deal in terms of bothersome wind this morning. 32 up in allentown, though,
that is the cold spot this morning and we've been really struggling to get out from under that. down the shore about 42. satellite shows you how that blue sky from yesterday is going to fade behind increasing clouds today some sun at times but eventually those clouds will tend to get thicker and thicker. as we go through the day though we stay dry and we stay mild. by 10 o'clock, 49 degrees. by noon up to the mid 50's. it's not going to be a bad day to maybe head out for lunch. 58 is your high at 3 o'clock. even the evening commute still holding onto the mid-50's in most neighborhoods. high temperatures across the region not a big difference really between north and south. allentown 58. cape may 54. and everybody else pretty much in the middle. a lot of upper 50's across the region this afternoon. tomorrow we've got clouds in the morning and then as we go through the late morning and early afternoon hours and right through the rest of the afternoon we do see rain arriving. it starts down south winds up over there. some of these will be pockets of heavy rain. more of this up past 11 o'clock and even if we get a little bit of a lull overnight into friday we're still looking at some pockets
of rain and it starts to get colder so that we could get some wet snow arriving. in fact late in the day this could end up as wet snow before it pushes away from us. i think it biggest impacts in the poconos but even if you're in the northern suburbs around allentown you might see a little bit of accumulation late on friday. your seven-day, 58, no the bad today, just a little cloudier than yesterday. tomorrow rain arrives as you just saw. 54. overnight into friday t-the winds pick up and it is still somewhat wet. we've got an accuweather alert on friday because of the combination of lingering rain and windy blustery conditions and maybe that changeover to wet snow. down the shore you could have some coastal flooding so a lot of stuff going on on friday. it's also 44 so it's going to be kind of chilly and uncomfortable. then on the weekend brick and brisk and chilly on saturday 46 degrees clouds and sun. bundle up for the union opener at night. sunday more sunshine, still chilly 45 degrees and upper 40's as we head into monday and tuesday. next chance of rain is probably tuesday. >> okay, thank you david. >> uh-huh. >> nice to see a little
sunshine as we're starting our day before we cloud up. it is going to cause sun flare. on the schuylkill eastbound traffic on the right traveling into the sun towards center city already jammed from the blue route to the curve and boulevard to girard. nothing major happening there. route 42 northbound traffic starting to slow down from the black horse pike to 295. looking at the delaware overview, you can see i-95, 495 looking good but barley mill road is closed and you want to watch for in due to some downed wires, matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. the u.s. department of housing and urban development faces accusations of excessive office redecorating for secretary ben carson. the department spent $31,000 on an office dining set. the whistle-blower helen foster claims she was demoted after warning officials that the purchase is more than $5,000 limit to redecorate. hud and officials provided a picture and other documents to abc news claiming the escalating costs for repairing
older furniture just if i the purchase. >> utah woman has turned to panhandling to help make her dream of becoming a mother a reality. jessica gale and her husband have been trying to have a baby for 13 years with no luck. gale works at a hair salon and is a custodian at a local school. recently she's added panhandling to try to make extra money. gale hopes to earn enough money for in vitro fertilization which she says costs between 800 and a thousand dollars a month. >> about 10 minutes away from "good morning america." >> let's check in with paula ferris live in times square with a look at what they've got coming up. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning, matt and tam. it is great to be with both of you on this wednesday morning. coming up on "gma" students at marjory stoneman douglas return to their classrooms this morning for the first time since losing 17 members of their community. we're going to speak live with a young student and her father about their concerns and their hopes going forward. also ahead, new problems for united airlines. what do you think you guys an employee seen arguing with a woman and her mother over the size of a bag even though do
you think it fits because it appears that it fits? we'll tell you how the airline is responding this morning. our david kerley joins us with all the details. plus the one and only dolly parton here performing one of her classics. you guys you won't want to miss it. had a chance to meet her and he was completely in awe. i didn't know what was coming out of my mouth when i introduced myself to her. she's quite the legend. >> i get that feeling all the time. thank you so much paula. see you soon. time is 6:51. taking its place in philly's history. the team announces plans to honor the late roy halladay. >> ♪
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an armed standoff came to an end in south jersey early this morning. police say a suspected gunman killed himself after shooting a woman in edgewater park. the woman's condition has not been released. and an investigation is that under way into a deadly shooting at a gas station in allentown. at least one person was killed and there are reports that a second person was shot. >> checking your traffic this morning we're seeing a real jam on i-95. look at that southbound traffic here at the betsy ross bridge. already heavy from cottman to girard. you can see that 33 minute travel time as you're traveling from woodhaven to the vine. in morrisville bucks county a downed pole from an earlier accident here. a truck smashed into a pole. crews are on the scene trying to fix it. so stick to route 13 instead of pennsylvania avenue and in haddon heights we've got an accident involving a pedestrian here on station avenue at tenth street. looking at your new jersey majors, though, no big issues coming in on 42, 55 or 295. dave. >> more clouds dancing around along with some sun early this morning and the clouds are going to get thicker as the day goes on.
you kind of get a sense of that on satellite. here's another look at your seven day. today's high will be 58 degrees, it will be mild. rain arrives on thursday afternoon and gets heavy at times and then the winds pick up thursday into friday and we've we've got that accuweather alert for maybe some afternoon wet snow on friday. lots of stuff going on. really comfortable high of 44 degrees with the wet wind blowing. won't that be nice? and it's dry this weekend for the first time in more than a month put it's chilly. >> at least it's dry this weekend. >> going back to the video of those cute kids and how you corresponded with them. you know what i really like how you had handwritten. imagine that like sending correspondence through writing things. >> isn't that nice. >> wow. >> personal in the mail. >> "gma" is next. for karen rogers dave murphy tamala edwards, i'm matt o'donnell and yes, we all still write. see you later. >> ♪
good morning, america. breaking news as we come on the air the students of marjory stoneman douglas return to school for the first time since the massacre and this morning the ceo of the nation's largest sporting goods retailer here live with a major announcement about guns in his stores first on "gma." security crackdown. jared kushner, the president's senior adviser and son-in-law stripped of his top secret security clearance. now new concerns. were foreign countries trying to manipulate him? is his job in jeopardy. deadly school bus crash. new video showing kids scrambling to escape after this bus flipped on its side. now the driver on trial. was he distracted by his phone? and carry on clash. a passenger going head-to-head with a united employee over