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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday august 19th and here's what's happening. >> tragic new developments about a group of young people run over last night on a south jersey highway. we're live with the details. >> officials in south jersey say they have ruled out ebola with a woman who was hospitalized with suspicious symptoms. >> while it is cooling down a little bit i don't know how much relief we're getting because the humidity will soar. we're tracking some showers and some possible storms but i'm getting the feeling those showers when they're over you just feel more steamy. >> let's hear about it right now. let's go to dave murphy and matt pelman filling in for karen. >> that unfortunately is the case, tam, but i suppose if
your lawn is looking a little yellow maybe you want the shower. satellite and radar shows you there's a mix of clouds with some breaks went will see some sun building in fairly early like we did yesterday. most our morning showers are melting away to our south and west but eventually as we move through the day there is the chance of at least a spotty downpour here or there. 76 degrees right now in philadelphia, 74 in allentown. really the majority of the region in the mid 70's as you step outside and the dewpoints, the measure of how humid it is are really high. we were just about over 70 almost everywhere and that's why we say that if there is a shower that develops in this warm and super humid air mass it's going to be really easy to produce a downpour so you want to look out for that if you happen to be in a minority of the region that gets that. 73 degrees by 6 o'clock. by 8 o'clock 76, warm and humid, partly cloudy skies stepping outside this morning. and rolling through the day it does look like we'll probably stay in the 80's today which will end our heat bave but with the humidity so high it will hardly matter. 89 is your high at about 3 o'clock and again it won't be raining all the time but at just about any time during the
afternoon matt pelman there is the chance of that downpour. i'll track those for you with future tracker6 coming up. >> we'll be on the lookout. good morning david. good morning, everybody. definitely a warm overnight for our construction crews but they were out nonetheless here along 95 northbound side in the ongoing work zone by girard avenue. they have cleared now so all three northbound lanes are back in business. construction crews also gone from the vine eastbound and the schuylkill although we do still have that broken down truck on the schuylkill eastbound near city avenue but it's mostly off to the right shoulder. still some work going on over here as you travel through cherry hill township along 38 westbound past lexington avenue just past camden catholic. watch out for the left lane and center lane being blocked for the next hour and there's still some work on another chunk of 38 kind of between mount holly and southampton township between savory way and 206 there they're blocking up to two lanes until 6:00 this morning. also until 6:00 here in christiana the ramp from 95 northbound to christiana northbound highway one northbound is shut down.
that's happening during the overnights this week. then once they clear, they're going to close the ramp from highway one southbound to 95 southbound during the day today and of course at the delaware memorial bridge northbound sew still headed into new jersey we're still without that right lane. that's lasting for a few more weeks. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. well, a south jersey family is in shock this morning coming to grips with a horrible reality. last night their five children were out playing. a car plowed into them leaving a number of the children hurt and one child, a toddler, dead. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at cooper university hospital in camden where those children were taken. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. these siblings were on their way home when they were struck last night. a three-year-old died. three other siblings remain here at cooper university hospital and we're told one of them, a 16-year-old girl is in extremely critical condition. first responders rushed to the site of this accident in
southampton township last night. police say a group of siblings was struck by a car on the 100 block of buddtown road around 8:30 last night. one of them died. three were injured. cheryl and paul o'neill came running when they heard this crash near their home. >> heard people just screaming at the top of their lungs. so we came running out and we saw them laying in the grass and on the road. >> it was two kids laying on the side of the street. there was a girl laying in the middle of the street which the neighbor across the street was doing chest compressions on her. >> reporter: police say buddtown road lacks a real shoulder. in all, five sisters and brothers were walking together. the smallest ones were being pulled in a radio flyer wagon. the siblings are believed to be between three and 18 years old. they were rushed to cooper university hospital but police say the three-year-old later died. >> they were so young, you can you know. they had their whole life ahead of them and they were so little. you know, and this tiny little
red wagon with these tiny little kids, you know. >> reporter: the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police. police say that driver does not appear to have been speeding and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. we are live in camden, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine, thank you. new here a-south jersey hospital is back to normal operations after testing a woman who recently visited west africa for an illness. camden county officials tell "action news" that the african traveler had reported a fever. the patient was taken to kennedy university hospital in stratford at 8:00 last night. the nature of the illness was not disclosed but a hospital spokesperson says it is not ebola. officials will reveal more details on the patient during a news conference later this morning. >> it's 5:05 now and developing right now south jersey police are looking for the man who shot another man in the face. police tell "action news" the gunfire erupted at the
intersection of south fourth and sycamore streets in camden around 10:30 last night. no word on what may have sparked the shooting. the victim is currently in serious condition at cooper hospital. and police in camden are also looking for a man who managed to steal several bicycles in broad daylight. they released this surveillance video. it happened two weeks ago within the loading dock on market street. police say the man stole two bicycles, then returned two hours later and stole two more. if you think you know his identity please call police. >> a mom is suing the germantown boys and girls club over the molestation of her son. purchases value out land was arrested last month on charges of sexual contact with the 12-year-old boy. the incident happened during an organized outing to the kimmel center in pavement the five me ondollars lawsuit claims the organization was negligent and should have screened employees better. the germantown boys and girls club sent "action news" this statement. "we would never hire or retain an employee particularly one hoop works directly with
children. we believe -- who we believe to be in in any way a threat to the health or safety of our kids ." >> the former spokesman for subway is expected to plead guilty to child porn charges. the charges come after federal agents raided jared fogle's home back in early july. several computers and dvd's were taken during that raid. fogel's attorney wouldn't comment. fogel rose to fame for his substantial weight loss which he attributeed to a regular diet of subway sandwiches. subway released a statement saying they no longer have a relationship with fogel isn't concerns over a roach infestation has forced a well-known restaurant on the main line to close its doors. yangming closed indefinitely after a cust mr. reported a roach in a meal. police were called to the award winning restaurant to respond to a dispute over the discovery. they found an infestation and called the health department. the manager of yangming says the problem is a broken ventilation system. the restaurant expects to be closed for a few days.
it must get approval from the health department before it can begin serving meals again. >> time now to turn to accuweather. >> i used to be an exterminator. did i ever tell you guys that. >> they could use your help. >> i'm getting like flashbacks of commercial jobs i used to do. wow. storm tracker6 -- i'm sure they'll get that taken care of. and you see there's no precipitation out there this morning. there might be a little bit later on so we'll be on the lookout with radar as we move through the day. stepping outside and we have sky6. in center city there's cluck but not as low and ominous as yesterday morning and i think we'll get sunshine breaking through the clouds very quickly as we go through the morning hours. 74 degrees in allentown right now, though, and even up in the lehigh valley it's very muggy. 76 in philadelphia, 76 in wilmington and 75 in cape may. taking a look at future tracker6, cloud cover this morning giving way to perhaps a couple of showers here or there by lunchtime, maybe even a little bit later this morning and notice how most of
the area not seeing this at 12 o'clock but those that do, do have the chance in this warm and humid air mass of seeing a really heavy down pole open up. it's the same story as we move between noon and 4 o'clock. every now and then you get a downpour. there could be a thunderstorm mixed in but the big issue with anything that pops today would be that drenching downpour that could produce quick flooding on roadways especially poor drainage area roadways. by 8 o'clock tonight most of this action appears to be moving off to the north but we'll still have to be on the lookout. up in the lehigh valley today, 85 is your high. warm and humid. not quite as warm as yesterday. and a spotty storm can't be ruled out, although it's dry most of the time. as we take a look at the shore, also not a bad day. 83 degrees, humid. there is the chance of rip currents especially along the jersey coastline today. not so much down in delaware but you want to swim near the lifeguards. it will be a decent beach day for the most part, though, just a small chance of an isolated storm today. in philadelphia warm and humid, clouds and sun, 89 is your high. it does look like we're going to end the heat wave officially although we will be
close to a high of 90 and there is that chance of an isolated drenching thunderstorm. as we roll through the day, 76 by 8 o'clock, 85 by 11:00, 88 by 2:00 and a high of 89 probably around 3 o'clock this afternoon. phillies finishing off a quick two-game series with the blue jays tonight. it will be warm and humid probably dry although if we do see something it would be in the early andings. 82 degrees for the first pitch and warm and muggy. and then tomorrow more of the same. humid air mass every now and then you get a shower or a thunderstorm popping up and again it could be a drenching shower or thunderstorm straight into thursday evening. we have tropical storm danny that formed way out in the atlantic ocean overnight and it is, on its way towards the east. right now not a threat for the united states but if you have vacation plans in the wind ward islands or perhaps puerto rico you want to keep an eye on this because sometime early next week it could be a hurricane heading your way. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, 89 degrees, warm, still humid today. humid and still unsettled tomorrow, 85 and friday 83. each of these days downpours are possible but on friday,
that's when a cold front lingering out to the west finally does get on top of us and that could be the worse day for showers and drenching thunderstorms. and then for the weekend that front still kind of lingering over by the coast went get a mix of clouds and sun mid 80's this weekends and a chance of a pop-up thunderstorm both days. >> we'll deal. thanks, david. 5:11 now. and still ahead on "action news," a passionate plea from a growing national movement. we are hearing about a meeting between hillary clinton and activists of the black lives matter movement for the first time. >> softball scandal. accused of throwing a world series game and in the end things still didn't work out in their favor. details ahead. matt. >> things are working out in our favor for the most part on the roads this morning, tam. looking good here along 95 in bucks county. overnight construction here by street road has cleared out but lots of other zone fos for o you avoid. >> mayor of new york is going after performers times square who look like they're wearing clothing but if you look
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degree temperatures. >> well, hopefully you'll have a nice commute. how about that matt pelman. >> we can't have everything. lower temperatures. we can't have lower humidity, too. that would just be too much, matt and tam, good morning to you. good morning, everybody. time to get suburban early on this wednesday morning. we're live here in delco along the blue route, 476 right by route three west chester pike, the broomall upper darby interchange. if there were any cars here they would be headed southbound towards lima springfield but there goes one there, goes another. a couple starting to head out on this wednesday morning. nearby if you're getting off the blue route the next couple lights along route three west chester pike watch out, they're going to be tearing it up between bishop hollow road and lawrence road, new milling and paving work getting under way starting tonight. they're going to do that the next few nights. conestoga road still closing there in radnor during the mid days. that the a long term project. have some overnight work continuing on the pennsylvania turnpike in the westbound lanes near route 29. e-z pass only exit blocking the left lane. some speeds just in the 30's as you come away from valley
forge and head towards that work zone and speaking of work zones i know you're familiar with this one in schuylkill township route 23 that remains closed and my twitter friend pamela said how much longer do we have to deal with this? well, pamela, penndot is saying end of the year. so at least a few more months with that 23 closure but better news in plymouth township. august 31st is our end date for that emergency construction that has been closing plymouth road. what a mess that has been so just about another week and a half on that one. and watch out for some milling and paving work on a 15-mile stretch of 212 in bucks county. that got under way earlier this week so during the middays you're seeing some construction crews out there. commuter tells about a pothole along the road along wynnefield avenue in philadelphia thanks to mr. b's cool for that tip. matt. >> thank you matt. new this morning a scandal is brewing in the little league softball playoffs. a team from washington state is accused of throwing a game to keep a team from iowa from advancing to the semi finals. the coaches are accused of
benching all of its starters telling players to swing at pitches in the dirt and bunt on two strike counts. they lost eight to zero. iowa's coach protested saying the intentions were clear to throw the game. the little league organization decided to have the washington and iowa teams play for a spot in the semis and iowa won three to two. >> ♪ >> and now to the latest in the race for the white house. we knew that hillary clinton had met with black lives matter activists last week but now we know how contentious that meeting became want exactly was said. >> what the black lives matter movement needs to do to change white hearts. >> no, i don't care about -- look, i don't believe you change hearts. i believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate. you're not going to change every heart. >> the movement is working to draw attention to police related deaths of african-americans and high
incarceration rates for african-americans. clinton is fending off another campaign controversy the fallout from her decision to use a private e-mail server as secretary of state led to a testy exchange with reporters yesterday. the newest national poll puts donald trump solidly in the lead for the republican nomination for president. the cnnrc poll shows one out of every four wants trump in the white house. jeb bush stands in second with 13 percent support and neurosurgeon ben carson is in third with 9 percent. >> the eagles will begin joint practices with the baltimore ravens today as they prepare for their second preseason game on saturday. there are still questions about whether linebacker demeco ryans will take to the field. he didn't practice again yesterday. linebacker kiko alonzo had a light practice as he returns from a concussion. the eagles face the ravens at lincoln financial field on saturday at 7:00. >> 5:18 now and made in china, an american car company may become the first to make
>> well, it's wednesday. halfway through the week. we're excited about that. not so excited about this. a truck has broken down on 422 in the eastbound lanes by route 23. there he is. poor guy. flashers are on. he kind of limped over to the right shoulder. was blocking the right lane. still partially blocking that right lane. if that stays out there it's going to cause problems for the morning rush. on the mass transit front our septa trolley tunnel blitz came to an end on monday morning but now on the route 10 trolley we're dealing with overnight shuttle busing between 33rd and market, 63rd and malvern. power department work in the overnight hours. back on the trolleys this morning on the buses during the overnight hours. david. >> matt at the big board we're starting out warm and muggy this morning with temperatures
in the 70's, dewpoints in the 70's. that you know means really humid air and by 9 o'clock, we'll, at 80 degrees. by noon, 86. your high today is expected to be 89 so technically we end the heat wave but it's still going to be very uncomfortable out there so cool drinks. if we see some pop-up showers or thunderstorms they could produce some drenching downpours in this warm and humid air mass. the big area of precipitation is from saint louis back toward oklahoma and northern texas and some severe weather watch boxes, the best chance of strong thunderstorms today, though, appears to be in michigan and it doesn't necessarily look like detroit the main a airport is affected by that. in philadelphia all green aircraft and all of our major travel destinations and no rain reported right now. tamly. >> head lice are common among school aged children but this year the and unwelcome guests are showing resistance to over the counter drugs. according to reports six to 12 million children are affected by head lice in the united states every year.
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>> in the morning buzz i don't know if you've ever been to times square, you've seen these female performers, they look nice and you're like whoa, they're not wearing any clothes, they have body paint on to make it look like they're wearing clothes. new york mayor bill deblasio doesn't like this. he's outraged over it and he says he's going to be very aggressive in -- luckily we have that -- they call them a chevron. bill deblasio wants to stop this. families come out there to times square then see this and they're like i don't really like this. what he's going to try to do is find some creative ways to find ordinances to block this from happening. but the fact of the matter is they're not really breaking any laws. >> women go topless in new york. there are a lot of people in furry costumes like elmo and other characters so people bring their kids out to see that. they're not expecting to see
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>> now on "action news" a car strikes young siblings along a south jersey street. one of them was killed. >> developing overnight, a powerful gas explosion destroys part of a motel in washington state. what one guest noticed that helped everyone get out in time. >> the search is on for the bandits who made big score when a businessman was about to make a deposit worth several g's. >> good morning out there. it's 5:30 now on this wednesday august 19th. dave murphy has your still warm accuweather and matt pelman is filling in for karen. good morning. >> it definitely is warm and muggy out there once again today. you can see satellite is showing some cloud cover out there. we will see some sunny breaks. there are some showers that are kind of eroding out to our west and down to the south although in this humid a
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