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meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday august 24th. we have new information on a breaking story from overseas. >> just within the past five minutes we learned that the death toll from the earthquake in italy has risen again. it struck in the middle of the night. scores are still missing. >> only on "action news" an "action news" viewer uncovered an alleged together scheme that targeted unsuspecting commuters in south philadelphia. we're live showing that you exclusive. >> and the head of a lehigh valley charter school resigns even though she says she knew nothing about a disturbing mailer. >> let's find out more about your accuweather for today. dave murphy is outside with that and matt pelman is in for karen rogers with traffic. good morning. >> it's another cool comfortable start everybody. we have clear skies, sun getting ready to burst up over the horizon. take a look at sat life. the closest cloud cover is well on the other side of pittsburgh. temperatures respect comfortable. 68 degrees in philadelphia currently. just 57 cool and comfortable degrees in allentown.
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61 degrees in reading. 60 in trenton, 64 in wilmington. we're at 70 down the shore in cape may. dewpoints still low. most of us in the 50's. a couple of spots down south in the mid 60's. so, it's moderately humid there but overall it looks like another nice day. 67 degrees by 7 o'clock for those of you out for a run and then as you plan the next 12 hours, it gets warm. 76 degrees by 10:00, 82 degrees by noon. and 86 by 3 o'clock with a high of 87 at about 4 o'clock. by dinnertime probably back down into the mid 80's in philadelphia. matt pelman we've got an uptick in humid and temperatures over the next couple of days. we'll have that story, starter talking about the weekend and the tropics. that's all ahead. >> we can always talk about the weekend. good morning, david. we're waiting on an uptick in the speeds along 422. what a mess it's been since before midnight. that's when a vehicle ran off the eastbound lanes approaching oaks. that caused a closure of 422 eastbound here at 29. the phoenixville-collegeville interchange. well, just as soon as they liftd that closure just about
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a half hour or so ago, there was a second accident just out of view on 422 eastbound approaching phoenixville and collegeville. looks like that accident is being pushed off to the side but you're still seeing significant delays coming east of limerick on 422 at this point. once again you might want to head for ridge pike or 23. 422 eastbound remains jammed. on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound past malvern overnight construction taking out the right lane. and there was an overnight crash that brought down a pole and wires involving a penndot truck. we're hearing that truck is out of there now but in whitpain township north wales road still closed at yost road. you can stick with 202 or whitehall road to get around that and there's a water main break in norristown by joe's getty blocking johnson highway at arch street. germantown pike or for nance street are alternates around that. also have an early morning motorcycle crash in upper dublin close to the turnpike. avoid second hasn't road at limekiln pike on this
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wednesday. matt. >> a strong earthquake rattled central italy leaving at least one town in ruins and we have just learned that the death toll has climbed to 37. many more are injured and still missing. the quake a magnitude 6.2 was centered 100 miles north of rome and struck while many were sleeping. one person said it was so strong it felt as though their bed actually walked across the room. 5.5 aftershock hit just an hour later followed by at least 35 others. rescue teams are searching in the rubble of collapsed buildings looking for any survivors. the town of amitrice which is 80 miles northeast of rome is devastated. entire palazzos were razed. now an "action news" exclusive. viewers informed of us what they call a tow trap in south philadelphia. they say the tow company uses bait trucks and hidden sciences to lure drivers into their scheme. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at broad and alter streets where
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dozens of car owners fell victim. katherine. >> reporter: matt and so far the together company has not responded to the allegations but a lot of people around here think that this is a trap. they believe that they're led to believe that they can park here and then the together company reaps a reward. >> i feel like it was a bait. >> reporter: photos show when katie parked on south broad near alter monday evening, the tow sign had been knocked down and she never saw it. hours later, when she returned, the sign was up and her car was towed. >> there were other cars parked there. there was no sign in the lot. there was no indication that where i was parking was illegal. it strikes me as very dishonest. she's not alone. adam mallet sent this picture of him trying to stop his car from being towed from the same spot. he says again, no sign. chris norman made dozens of his own recordings. >> he's moving this truck that they parked there so they could now tow the mercedes.
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>> all day long. the sign lays down, somebody pulls up and parks you would the sign is back up again, car gets towed. sign goes back down again, it happens over and over. >> reporter: the only parking related city signs nearby refer to street cleaning on fridays. the curb does drop for part of the area in front of the chain linked fence but the paint is largely stripped away. "action news" went to george smith together office for comment. the men at the window had not heard of the allegations and contact information was left for the manager. george smith together is not accredited by the better business bureau which gave it an "f." the bbb reports the together company had four complaints this year and 23 last year. 21 of which went unanswered. and you could see from that last video that there are even more grievances on yelp. autumn says she has filed a complaint with the attorney general consumer protection division. live on south broad katherine
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scott channel6 "action news. >> it's almost 6:06. new from the overnight a man has been shot in the grays ferry section of the city. gunfire erupted just after 11:00 along the 1200 block of south 32nd street. a man was slot in the back while inside a house. the victim was taken to penn presbyterian. no word yet on his current condition. and the uproar over a controversial mailer has led the head of a charter school to resign even though the lehigh valley educator says she's not responsible for it. >> reporter: lorraine petrillo handed in her letter of resignation from the innovative arts academy charter school. in a statement she said she never authorized nor will any knowledge of a recent mail are sent to residents in the bethlehem area school district. it questioned student safety at liberty high school. petrillo will remain at the school on an interim basis so the charter school can open on september 6th. >> u.s. farmers made too much cheese this year and so the federal government is using taxpayer dollars to help them get rid of it. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square to
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explain how they're going to do it. maribel. >> reporter: hi, matt. the u.s. government is buying $20 million in surplus cheese. the move is aimed at reducing the stockpile of cheese which is at a 30 year high. it has been building as europe exports more and while demand in the u.s. remains sluggish. the agricultural department will buy 11 million pounds and donate to it food banks and pantries across the u.s. strong report of new home sales boosted investors confidence and sent stocks higher yesterday. futures are pointing to a higher open. we've got a report on sales of existing home sales due out later today. and has pokèmon go peaked already? there were about 30 million daily useers of the app last week down from 45 million right after it launched back in july. this is according to a report from axiom capitol management. despite the drop pokèmon go is still the number one free game outbeg goal play store and number two in apple's app store. i don't know matt and tam i still have not played. have you guys. >> no. >> i got two kids. i don't have time for this. >> we're kind of out of that demographic.
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>> yeah. >> bought my kid a new cell phone for college though. one of the first things he did was download pokèmon go. i was like don't do that in your suite. storm tracker6 live double scan what do we got? nothing showing out there right now. as we take a look outside clear skies building over the airport and you can see the skies brightening. we're going to see plenty of sunshine again today and we'll add a few degrees to the thermometer later this afternoon. 68 right now in philadelphia, comfortable as you head out the door and get moving. 57 cool and almost want to say chilly degrees up in allentown. 61 in reading currently. 60 in trenton. 64 in wilmington. 70 down the shore in cape may and satellite shows you the need for sunglasses a little bit later this morning as we have very little cloud cover out there once again. we're looking at mostly sunny skies up in the lehigh valley. a high of 87 this afternoon. warm, not all that humid. down the shore great beach day today with a high of 82 and most shore destinations ocean temperature running in the 70's. you'll need your screen, sunscreen, your shades and swim near the lifeguards but
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other than that, pretty good conditions at the shore. low rick of rip currents too today. mostly sunny and very warm in philadelphia with a high of 87 degrees. winds out of the southwest at six to 12 miles per hour. and then overnight tonight 68. not quite as cool as the last couple of nights but still mainly clear and fairly comfortable. that southwest wind though will start to up the humidity a bit as we go through the day on thursday. in fact here it is. not only does the humidity rise a little bit but the temperatures will also climb little higher to 89 degrees. now, late in the day this cold front is going to be coming from the west and there could be a rumble of thunder late in the day or in the nighttime period north and west of philadelphia. then on friday, that front gets ready to pop on through. it's not real strong but it will increase the humidity and the heat on friday and give us a better chance of a couple of spotty storms. down to the tropics we go. couple of things to talk about. the first is this tropical wave which is getting closer to puerto rico. has a 50-50 channel of developing into a tropical storm. and of course we already have tropical storm gaston out to the west. this is the first feature we're talking about. it could be a tropical storm
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even if it is and it does look like the path of the related low pressure system will come through the bahamas and into early monday morning and it might cross over into southern florida. if it is a tropical storm, it would have storm surge and, you know, potentially damaging winds. if it does not produce tropical storm parameters it would still dump a lot of rain in through these areas. that's something to watch later in the weekend and early next week. gaston looks like a stronger storm perhaps growing to a category two hurricane. looks like it wants to cut up into the central atlantic and not be an issue for us. your seven-day forecast, today 87, sunny, warmer, not all that humid. tomorrow partly sunny, a bit stickier, 89 degrees and then hot and humid on friday with a high of 93, probably feeling more like 100 and that weak front could trigger a late day or evening spotty thunderstorm in a couple places. on saturday and sunday because it's a weak front the temperature doesn't really fall back all that much. we're still going for highs in the low 90's but it won't be
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as humid just moderately humid over the weekend and then monday another spike in humidity. sultry with a high of 92 and a thunderstorm possible on monday p. that does look like heat wave number six. >> okay. we'll be ready. 6:11 now. and gas station shootout. a camera catches gunmen exchanging fire and a passenger in a car is hit. >> now you can burn rubber but go easy on the gas. there's an electric car that reaches speeds as fast as a ferrari. matt. >> things look pretty good so far this morning, tam, here along woodhaven road. the sign inspectors return during the midday to block lanes today starting at 9 o'clock. but right now we're moving fine. same is not true on 422 where there's still a crash. we'll talk about that when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a a live look down the shore into atlantic city. lovely wednesday morning for you, 6:14, 68 degrees getting up to 86 later today. >> what we got out there in terms of problems, matt? >> well, perhaps this morning you're going to wake up and have a waffle for national waffle day. then you'll hit the schuylkill expressway and you're only problem at this point on the eastbound side of 76 is some building volume hereby conshohocken. during the midday your problem will be the storm drain cleaners.
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yes, they're going to be outer and about once again today in the eastbound lanes between this point at conshohocken on into city avenue. so you can see delays. you will see delays starting at 9:00 this morning because of them. right now it's just some volume building on 76 eastbound. now on 76 the pennsylvania turnpike westbound past malvern our overnight construction has cleared out of the way so cross that one off the list. unfortunately though on 422 we're still dealing with that second accident of the morning. it's blocking the right lane eastbound approaching 29 and wow are we ever seeing a delay now coming eastbound from limerick it's a solid line of traffic. a standstill into collegeville. you really want to avoid the eastbound side of 422 still this morning. stick with ridge pike on through norristown or else 724 on the other side. they would be much better bets. speaking of 724, they're going the start tearing it up tonight. new milling and paving project gets under way along 724 at 7:00 this evening. basically between the berks county line and the coventry
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mall so overnight tonight i would stick with 422. right now i would not do that. have a motorcycle crash to watch out for in up are dublin along susquehanna road at limekiln pike. emergency crews are on the scene. crews have finished patching the water main break on bustleton pike we were dealing with all day yesterday. in order to prevent such things, sometimes they do pipe replacement. we have a couple spots where they'll be doing today. bristol road will close in upper southampton and galloway road closing at 9 o'clock this morning in bensalem. matt. >> thanks matt. a camera catches a gas station shootout in atlanta with a woman getting caught in the crossfire. it started with an altercation between the driver of a black dodge charger and another man. in the video you see the other man motion towards his handgun. the driver then gets outs pulls out an ak-47 from the charger. gunfire erupts with several bullets hitting a windshield. a woman sitting in that charger was hit during the exchange. no word on her condition and no arrests have been made.
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>> now to presidential politics. ton trump hadonald trump tells e would be fair but firm. that has people wondering if he's softening his previous hard line stance. during a rally in austin texas trump sales he's not looking to hurt people and he would mainly focus deportation efforts only on those who are criminals. this is a bit different from what he has said in the past calling for the mass deportation of all 11 million people in the u.s. illegally. perhaps there will be more clarification next week when the gop candidate unveils his full immigration plan. trump will hold events in florida and mississippi today. as well trump a new line of attack against hillary clinton. he's calling for a special prosecutor to investigate her dealings with the clinton foundation donors when she was second zero of state. a new report by the associated press says clinton met with 85 donors who gave a combined $156 million to the foundation. finding that more than half the people that she met with gave to the foundation either personally or through companies and groups. the clinton campaign dismissed
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the report saying the story relies on flawed data. today clinton continues her three day fundraising swing across california. >> 6:18. a real game changer. quarterback tim tebow takes a swing at a different sport and there might be some local interest. >> in today's tech bytes checking in after italy's earthquake. >> americans travel organize living italy can use facebook's safety check to let friends and relatives know they're all right. >> it will tell us if we have any friends in central italy. check safety check in the search bar to reach that page. tesla claims its new battery pack not only extends the driving range of its newest model s it will also make it the fastest accelerating production car you can buy electric or gas. >> the t100d version of the model s costs around $135,000. the stock of dominos pizza opens today at an all time high partly because the chain is successfully courting millennials using technology. >> those customers can order
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>> here on 95 just two minute southbound delay as normal morning volume kicks in. overnight don't forget starting at 9 o'clock just one lane will be opened here northbound by girard for overnight construction. we've got some construction going on right now nearby in fishtown. girard avenue closed by 95. that's 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the next couple of days. meanwhile on the regional rail front couple trains one on the airport line, one on the lansdale doylestown line and one on the chestnut hill east line are delayed this morning. david. >> a little bit milder this morning matt than the last
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couple mornings. still cool and comfortable in a lot of our northern and western suburbs. 62 in saint davids. 66 in vineland and hammonton. 61 cinnaminson. 64 degrees in glassboro. 70 in sea isle city and low 60's in much of the state of delaware this morning. if you're out running errands or doing anything else over the next 12 hours here's how it's going to roll out. 69 degrees by 8 o'clock. 76 by 10 o'clock and a nice morning to get to the market or get errands done. 82 degrees great day for lunch on a park bench again. 87 is going to be your high today. we'll probably hit that at about 4 o'clock. low humidity, tam, and lots of sunshine, probably warm enough for some cool drinks if you're going to be out there exerting yourself. >> thank you david. five more people have contracted the zika virus in florida. florida governor rick scott says there is a nontravel related case of zika in the tampa bay region it's first in the state outside the miami area. scott says there isn't enough
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evidence to declare a new zone of local transmission. zika has been linked to severe birth defects. >> phillies say they'll have scout attend tim tebow's workout in los angeles. the 29-year-old who once tried outer for a spot for the eagles is hoping for a career in baseball. he began focusing on football winning the heisman trophy in 2007. espn says 20 teams will be at the workout. the phillies though tell fans they should not expect another round of tebow mania in philadelphia. likely not signing him. >> okay. it's 6:23. we're following several breaking stories including a devastating earthquake that rocked central italy in the middle of the night. >> a man returns to his ex-girlfriend's home and ends up dead. annie mccormick is live at police headquarters where they are sorting this one out. annie u that's right. homicide debts are hashing out the details as to how a man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and wound up dead.
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>> shocking video you'll see here posted on facebook shows four adults using marijuana in front of a toddler and one woman blows smoke into the child's face. it and appears to stick the joint in his mouth. the video was shot inside a home on the fort hall indian reservation in idaho. after the video was posted dozens of angry comments were posted. fort hall police station
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arrested two women for child endangerment. >> also new on "action news" a very emotional mother from texas is speaking out saying a stranger was able to take her child from school. norma garcia says she arranged for a babysitter to pick up her daughter gisela at carver academy in san antonio. when the sitter arrived the school said someone had already picked her up. garcia said school officials spotted a strange woman walking with gisela off campus. when they called out to the woman she ran away. the mother says she wants other parents to know what happened here. >> not to hurt anyone but to protect, to protect the children. >> gas ya' said administrators told her the woman who fled was on staff. the mother filed a police report anyway. school officials have not commented on the case. >> 6:27. breaking right now the frantic search for survivors from that overnight earthquake in italy. >> also next, a second chance. hear from a man walking free for the first time since being convicted of a crime the evidence says he did not commit.
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>> more breaking news. deadly gunfire in west philadelphia. an old flame returns to his ex-girlfriend's house looking for trouble and end up dead. >> only on "action news" a man is hauled away in handcuffs arrested for stealing from wounded warriors. >> good morning. 6:30 on this wednesday august 24th. karen is off. we have matt pelman and dave murphy. >> guys we're off to another beautiful start. cool and comfortable this morning. take a look at satellite. no cloud cover. we are looking at a brait one again. 68 degrees in philadelphia to start out. 60 in trenton. 64 in wilmington. just 57 cool and comfortable degrees in allentown. and 69 down the shore in cape
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may. dewpoints are also still running relatively low across the region. a lot of you in the 50's. that 60 in philadelphia really nothing to worry about. everything under 60 is not what we consider humid. little bit stickier down in cape may but not bad. as we roll through the day it's going to be warmer today but humidity should still behave itself. lots of sunshine. 67 by 7 o'clock. over the next 12 hours we climb up into the mid 80's later this afternoon with a high of 87 around 4:00 and then by dinnertime we're back to about 84 degrees. humidity does go on the rise tomorrow and even more so on friday. and then it stays hot for the weekend. we could be on the verge heat wave number six. >> traffic is not so hot this morning here along 422. we've had twenty eight the mess. overnight the eastbound lanes are closed here at 29 because of an accident up ahead. that crash cleared and then there was a second one in the backlog. that accident approaching route 29 is still out there taking out the right lane.
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so, now coming east of sanatoga you're hitting a wall of traffic with a lot of single digit speeds on 422 eastbound. it's not where you want to be. stick with ridge pike or stay on 724 into 23 instead. 422 eastbound miles of jammed traffic because of that second accident. another overnight accident brought down a pole and wires in whitpain township involving a penndot truck. the truck is now out of the way but they're making repairs on the pole so north wales road is closed at yost road. stick with 202 or white hall road as an alternate. meanwhile in norristown a water main break is blocking johnson highway at arch street there by joe's getty. use germantown pike or fornance to get around that. upper dublin we have that motorcycle crash along susquehanna road at limekiln pike. emergency crews on the scene there by the wendy's and now there's a new crash in levittown along edgley road close to new falls road. police on the scene directly traffic there. coming down from bucks county just starting to see delays on
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95 southbound here approaching cottman. again from past the betsy ross bridge into girard. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. and we are continuing to follow breaking news out of italy. offers of condolences and help are pouring in after a earthquake struck during the night as people were asleep in their beds. 37 people are dead and many missing. frantic search continues for survivors who may be trapped. there are reports voices can be heard under some of this rubble. you're taking a look at video of aerials of the hard hit town of amitrice. pope francis this morning led pilgrims in praying the rosary for the victims of the quake from saint peter's square. and back here some more breaking news. a man-made multiple attempts to break his way into his ex-girlfriend's home leading to an altercation between him and the ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
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a tussle ended with the intruder shot and killed. "action news" reporter amal alamuddireporter anniemccormicke details where they're trying to sort out this deadly quarrel. >> reporter: still lots to sort out. police know one man is dead apparently an ex-boyfriend did break into his girlfriend's home with her new boyfriend inside but they're still trying to figure out the circumstances and who shot who. well, take a look at this video. this is video from the scene. police received two calls around 12:30 a.m., one for a break in, then a shooting in the 800 block of markoe street there. they discovered a 33-year-old man shot in the chest. he was rushed to penn presbyterian hospital where he later died. according to police a woman was inside the home with her new boyfriend when her ex-boyfriend who is the father of her two boys both of those boys also inside the home, he tried breaking into a rear window. now, both the woman and her new boyfriend managed to keep him out but then he found
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another way to get inside the home and a struggle and a shooting occurred. >> as they're inside the house they hear him coming through the second floor window. he enters into the front bedroom where the new boyfriend is. he starts fighting with the female first. he then starts fighting with the new boyfriend. at some point a gun is pulled. we don't know who pulled the gun a at this point an shot is fired inside the house. >> reporter: now, those two young boys under the age of 15 were inside the home at the time of the shooting. at this hour police are looking for the new boyfriend. they say that they just want to talk to him, they want to question him so homicide detectives are asking anybody with information to help them out. they're not releasing any identities at this hour. reporting live outside of police headquarters, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you annie. also new gunfire struck a person when a large fight broke out at university city. it happened at 39th and ludlow
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streets at 11 o'clock last night. police say the gunman fired into the crowd and a bullet struck the victim in the backside. authorities say the wound is not serious and still don't know who fired the shot or what started the fight. a northeast philadelphia man has been taken into custody for stealing from the wounded warrior project. only "action news" was there as a man was arrested last night. police raided a home on the 4100 block of sterling street and found four bikes and some gear worth $8,000. it is unclear if police have located the five other missing bikes that were lifted from the renaissance hotel at the airport over the weekend. just last week, $40,000 worth of goods was stolen from a wounded warrior trailer at a delaware county hotel. >> he spent all of his adult life behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. this morning tony wright is waking up back in the free world. wright who was shy of his 45th birthday walked out of prison with his arms raised in the air.
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he spent 25 years of a life term for the 1991 rape and murder of his neighbor 77-year-old louise tali. new dna evidence led to a new trial. yesterday a jury took just 90 minutes to find him not guilty and made wright a free man. >> today is our day. today is our day. today is our day. (applause). >> there was a lot of faulse evidence that people ought to be held accountable for but the key is the science and what the innocence project did in bringing forth this science. >> officials say the man who did commit the crime slept in a vacant home next to the victim. he died in a south carolina prison three years ago. >> turning to accuweather, dave murphy little hotter today. >> little warmer today, yeah. still not that was humid. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us that we are dry this morning. taking a look outside lots of sun up over the horizon, pretty picture along the commodore barry bridge there in chester and bright sunshine obvious in this picture. 68 degrees is your current temperature in philadelphia. your dewpoint has crept up to 60 but that's still really
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just borderline humid so not bad. winds out of the southwest at 5 miles per hour. and satellite obviously shows that you there's no cloud cover anywhere near us. it's on the other side of pittsburgh and we might get a little bit of fair weather cumulus later today but we're still looking at a mostly sunny day just like the last couple. 69 degrees and comfortable by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, 76. still not too bad for your morning errands and what have you. 82 degrees by noon. it will get warm this afternoon. 3 o'clock's temperature's 86 and we'll see that 87-degree high around 4 o'clock this afternoon. so, not that humid but warm enough for cool drinks if you're going to be out there exerting yourself. 87 is the high in allentown and pretty much the same story in trenton, reading, wilmington. millville not quite as bad and then 80 degrees in cape may. closer look at the shore shows a lot of 82's and 81's from surf city down to ocean city. mostly sunny, a great beach day, low risk of rip currents. swim near the lifeguards bring the sunscreen and shades and you're in great shape. looks like about 80 from sea
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isle to cape may and low 80's on our delaware beaches. tomorrow things get a little bit stickier as a cold front comes in from the west. we get a continued flow out of the south that raises the humidity a bit and we'll also bump that high temperature up to about 89 degrees. plus late in the day or at night there could be a rumble of thunder in our northern and western suburbs from that front. by friday the front's rolling through. it's hot and humid and a little better chance of a couple of thunderstorms around on friday. tropical situation. we got two areas of concern. the first is this area of tropical low pressure that might develop into a tropical storm. there's about a 50-50 chance right now. the other is tropical storm gaston which is strengthening. as for this guy, if it does become a tropical storm it does look like toward the end of the week and into early monday it will be cutting through the bahamas end the weekend i should say into monday. it will cut through the bahamas and then probably go into southern florida in all likelihood. if it's not a tropical storm it will still produce a lot of rain and some wind, tropical storm or some sort of tropical feature of course would produce damaging winds and
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maybe some storm surge so that's an area to watch but again only about a 50-50 chance that it actually becomes a tropical feature. tropical storm gaston in the meantime looks like it's quickly going to become a hurricane later today, probably go a category two bullet it still looks like it wants to cut up into the northern atlantic and have minimal impact on population centers. your forecast today 87 sunny warmer not that humid. 89 a bit stickier tomorrow and then hot and humid on friday with a high of 93 degrees and there's a chance of a at least spotty shower or thunderstorm around on friday afternoon or evening. and then behind that front it's not as humid for the weekend but still hot with highs in the low 90's. sticky on monday, 92. a thunderstorm there. and yup, that does look like if we can hold those numbers heat wave number six. >> wow. >> yeah. >> something to look forward to. thank you david. it's 6:40 and something's fishy going on at the jersey shore. a fish kill is making a big stink. we'll tell you the theory lined the dieoff. >> later it could become a new trend in america schools. a teacher explains why she will not assign homework the
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entire school year. matt. >> sounds night. matt we haven't talked a whole lot about delco this morning. that's because traffic here has been moving well just some building volume now along the blue route 476 here by the route one media bypass. but we are still not moving so well on 422. we'll talk about why when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:43. sun coming up, shining on the delaware river. 68 degrees right now. getting about 86 a little warmer than yesterday but humidity still staying in check. >> all right. let's head on over to matt pelman take a look at your commute.
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good morning. >> yeah, we're watch something slow spots, not so surprisingly. it is that hour of the morning, tam and matt. on 95 southbound side you're looking at speeds in the 20's around cottman again from allegheny into girard. by the way, girard avenue right by 95 there in fishtown is closed. 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the next couple of days so you can't use girard avenue by 95. let's see if we have that -- yeah, 76 camera up now westbound side here by city avenue, normal morning volume really kicking in and you can see what's resulting, a big old jam from past the roosevelt boulevard on out to gladwyne. hey, again the storm drain cleaners are going to be out today on the eastbound side between conshohocken and this point at city avenue so starting at 9:00 they will definitely slow you down. and we've seen big slowdowns this morning along 422 eastbound. we're hearing now that the most recent accident, that's the one eastbound approaching 29, has been pushed off to the side but still some single digit speeds coming east of sanatoga. again i really think i would
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use ridge pike as an alternate or else 724 as another alternate. 422 eastbound is still a mess even though that crash is gone. overnight crash brought down a pole and wires in whitpain township so north wales road still blocked at yost road. stick with 202 or else whitehall road as alternates. and in norristown johnson highway remains blocked at arch street because of a water main break. germantown pike or else fornance street are alternates around that. uner dublin motorcycle crash blocking susquehanna road at limekiln pike so that too is a spot to steer clear of. tam. >> thank you, matt. jewish families in one new jersey community are upset over changes that have taken their religious holidays offer the school calendar. the school board in cinnaminson dropped them from the calendar. classes will be held on those days. for decades both have been district holidays. school leaders safe track 2500 students in the district less than 40 are jewish along with about 15 members of staff.
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>> 20 years ago we had a significant number. but now that number has dwindled and the numbers certainly did not warrant keeping the jewish holidays in. >> teachers will now be expectd to take a personal day to observe the jewish holidays. school officials say students will not be penalized if they want to take those holidays off. >> from no holidays to a no homework policy in an alaskan school. teacher in anchorage told her fifth graders she will not be assigning homework for the year. jennifer cameron wants families to spend more time together and children to go outside and play and get to bed earl. she got the idea from a teacher in texas whose no homework letter went viral. cameron hopes more educators pick up the policy. recent heat wave we experienced a week ago has been hard to handle and it may have led to a fish kill in a north jersey town. huth of dead fish washed up in keansburg monmouth county. the dep says this is
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common during hot summers. the warm weather causes oxygen levels in surrounding creeks to drop killing the fish. the worst part neighbors say is the foul smell wafting through the neighborhood. eventually officials say the tide will carry the rotting fish away or they'll be eaten by birds and crabs. >> 6:47. a live preview of "gma" is up next and an update you don't want to miss. a nine-year-old boy talks about his new life after a double hand transplant that was done right here in philadelphia. >> ♪
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>> time now for a preview of "gma." >> bob marciano joins us live in the "gma" studios with what's coming up. what you got, rob? >> reporter: hi matt and tam. great to be with you. lots going on including breaking news overnight from italy. the deadly earthquake rocking a popular resort there. desperate search for survivors under way. we are live on the scene. what we know at this hour. also ahead, a cyber attack on the new york times? the fbi now investigating whether the same russian hackers who targeted the dnc tried to do it again. ryan ross here with the latest on that story. and the race for the white house. hillary clinton still facing questions about giving clinton foundation donors access to the state department and donald trump softening his stance on immigration. is he doing that? so lots to talk about on "gma." matt and tam, a busy wednesday morning for sure. >> all right.
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thank you rob. we'll see you very soon. >> as always. >> yes, busy. >> another morning with some bright sunshine. not that we're complaining but -- >> no. >> a little sun glare going on here along 30 in chester county so eastbound is heavy as it often is from 340 on out to 113. new crash in upper moreland along terwood at davisville road. there is a wreck to watch out for in levittown bucks county. edgley road near new falls road the intersection to avoid. david. >> all right on the big board we are cool and comfortable in the northern and western suburbs this morning, matt. a little milder than yesterday but mid-50's through martins creek quakertown pottstown and 71 in saved. 68 in center city. across the river in south jersey 64 in glassboro, 61 cinnaminson 50's in vineland and woodbine. 70 in sea isle city. in the low 60's up and down the state of delaware. it's a nice day again today. if you want to get shopping
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done or something like that early might be better than later because it will get pretty warm later on. 69 degrees by 8 o'clock, 76 by 10:00. we are looking at a high of 87 degrees. that will probably slot right in there at about 4 o'clock this afternoon. humidity remains on the lowish side today but lots of sun and pretty warm later tam. >> thank you david. a young medical pioneer is back in philadelphia. nine-year-old zion harvey of baltimore was at children's hospital where he became the first child to receive a double hand transplant a year ago. after countless hours of therapy and some rejection episodes zion can write zip his clothes and throw a ball but he still hasn't convinced his mom about playing football. >> she won't let me try out for football. >> no. [laughter] >> we're going start with baseball. >> why not? >> too dangerous. >> they're little kids. >> i think he's going win her over. earlier this month he showed off his new abilities by throwing out the first pitch at a baltimore orioles game.
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>> ♪ >> top stories here at 6:55. a 33-year-old man broke into his ex-girlfriend's west philadelphia home overnight and ended up dead. he was shot during a struggle with her and her new boyfriend. police are still searching for
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the new boyfriend who ran off. it is unclear who fired the weapon. "action news" viewer showed this video saying it shows a tow trap on broad street in south philadelphia. car owners tell us a tow sign was knocked down so they parked their vehicles there and they returned to find the sign pushed back up and their cars towed away. only "action news" was there when a man was arrested in northeast philadelphia. he is charged with stealing from the wounded warrior project. police say he had stolen bikes and gear worth $8,000. >> seeing bright sunshine and big delays on the eastbound platt bridge head toward 26th street. not sure exactly what's going on but i would head for the girard point bridge. 422 eastbound is still heavy but both accidents are now gone. david. >> all right. nice day out there matt. once again lots of sunshine. it's going to be a little bit warmer today. by noon we'll be at 82, by 3 o'clock 86 and your high is going to be 87 around 4 o'clock this afternoon. but humidity still remaining low. that starts to change tomorrow so get out there and maybe get
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that lawn done or do your barbecue. >> did it yesterday. it looks good. >> you get out there and enjoy the day as well. we'll be back here for you in 30 minutes with updates. for matt pelman karen rogers matt o'donnell dave murphy i'm tamala edwards. have a great wednesday. >> ♪ hello!
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good morning, america. breaking news. a deadly earthquake rocks italy. victims pulled from the destruction. a desperate search for survivors right now. after the 6.2 quake turns homes and buildings to rubble. >> quite severe shaking of the bed. the first thing i did was panic. >> the tremors shake rome. one mayor says his town is not here anymore. the pope speaking out the this morning. and "gma" live on the scene with the latest. cyberattack on "the new york times." the fbi investigating if the same hackers that targeted the democratic national committee tries to do it again. donald trump signals a shift on immigration. >> there certainly can be a softening, because we're not looking to hurt people.


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