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6:00 a.m., thursday, august 27. here's what's happening. >> two separate gun battles involving philadelphia officers in less than 24 hours, we're live with the details. >> an "action news" exclusive, president obama talks to our monica malpass about the deadly shooting in virginia that left two journalists dead. an embattled congressman may be in trouble after prosecutors claim he else trying to -- he is trying to influence potential jurors in his case. >> let's go outside to karen rogers. >> reporter: it's beautiful out here, we're in the 50s, in the suburbs. 55 in chester. in the city itself, 67 degrees currently.
it's 60 in ewing, new jersey, 56 in hammonton. 64 in glassboro nero an university. we have clear skies, bright snient make sunshine, make your outdoor plans, the dewpoint, less than 60 degrees, feeling comfortable and staying that way at least for today and tomorrow. let's check the commute planner. 64 degrees, 8:00 a.m., 68 with sunshine. noon, 78. 3:00 p.m., 82 and 6:00 p.m., 81 coming down from 83 that's the high. >> reporter: good morning to you, karen, the biening skies indicate to me sun glare is on the way which will cause delays, we're not seeing many delays on the schuylkill expressway as we look live in fairmont park eastbound come the headlights
passing montgomery drive heading toward center city. so far in the clear along 76. same is true along i-95 entering the on going work zone southbound at cottman avenue delays are not bad yet. you'll tap the brakes farther south as you pass girard avenue. pennsylvania turnpike, westbound approaching bensalem you're without the right lane, speeds in the 40s in from new jersey this morning. speaking of bridges, how about our good buddy ben, westbound side the right lane out of commission through labor day weekend. but no westbound delays into center city. if you're coming out of new castle county into kent county by dover, you're not getting by southbound southbound side, just stay on high one. west trenton rail line you're back on the trains today, the
signal work has ended. >> just in the space of a day, philadelphia police found themselves in two different altercations that led to officer-involved shootings. let's go over to katherine scott live at police headquarters with the details on quite a day. good morning katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that's right, there were two separate police-involved shootings. police were forced to shoot after the suspects wouldn't drop their weapons. >> there was a running gun battle. >> reporter: bullets flew in germantown last night as police say they were forced to fire on a man who turned his gun on officers. just before 9:00 p.m. 14 district police were called out to a report of a man with a gun. they told the 20-year-old suspect to drop his weapon, but he refuse and started running
away. >> while he was running he turned around and started firing shots toward the police. >> reporter: police returned fire. police say the suspect continued to fire shots at officers as they chased him. the they apprehended the suspect in the back driveway. police say he was carrying a gun. >> the weapon recovered was a semi automatic weapon with the slide locked back to the rear which is an indication that the weapon was fired until it was empty. a second automatic weapon was recovered. >> reporter: that was the second police involved shooting in philadelphia yesterday. 14 hours prior in west philadelphia, police shot a robbery suspect in the stomach who they say was trying to ambush the officer chasing. that suspect is in critical condition. his nine millimeter was loaded with 6 live rounds. no officers were injured in either of these shootings. all the officers are being
interviewed by internal affairs which is protocol when officers fire their weapons. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thanks, katherine. families and co-workers are mourning the loss of a tv reporter and photographer murdered on live television in virginia. dozens gathered at a vigil for the woman who survived the on air attack. allison parker and dploon ward were doing -- adam ward were doing a live report when vester flanagan showed up and shot and killed them and injured another woman that we just mentioned. vester flanagan was a former employee of the station and described as disgruntled. he posted a video on social media from the killer's prospective before taking his own live. the we'll have a live report coming up in the next half-hour. "action news" reporter, monica malpass was at the white
house with president obama and they discussed several topics including the shocking murders in virginia. >> what we know the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism. we're willing to spend trillions of dollars to prevent terrorist activities but not willing, so far, at least, to impose common sense gun safety measures that could save lives. >> you'll see the full interview on "action news" later today. congressman chaka fattah is trying to influence the jury pool in the case against him. the prosecutors abu sayyaf he is is -- say he is boasting about his accomplishments in range of
things from job training to medical research. prosecutors say the arguments are irrelevant to guilt or innocence. he is accused of misusing federal grant and charitable donations and denied any wrong doing. the bulls and the bears are at war with stocks heading in different directions during the day. stacy dellcott is live at the nasdaq. >> reporter: the stocks broke their slides in dramatic fashion with their biggest gains in 16 years. the nasdaq rallied 109 points. more turbulence is likely, futures are indicating a higher open. wal-mart will stop selling ar15s and other automatic rifles.
weak demand and not politics is reason. if you have a gift card from radio shack don't throw it out. the bankrupt retailer will refund the full amount on the card it's the result of a settlement reached with attorney generals from 6 states. matt and tam. >> what's with keeping those gift cards. >> i probably have one. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan showing us we're dry and clear out there, you know what, it feels pretty good, we have low humidity and rather cool conditions, at least in some of the suburbs. let's go outside and see what it looks like, that's a beautiful shot or what? sky6 live hd looking live at the center city skyline nothing but blue. 64 degrees, we've dipped in philadelphia. the dewpoint, 54 degrees, way down there no humidity.
winds out of the north/northwest. satellite and radar showing we have clear conditions and no weather worries today at all. we'll see bright sunshine throughout the day and high clouds, you can see the clouds dissipating out to the west not affecting us once again. 83 is the high. the sunny skies, it may be breezy at times with the winds up to 12 miles per hour. looking at the day, 8:00 a.m., in the 60, 11:00 a.m., 75. 2:00 p.m., warming up 81. it will feel nice and warm under bright sunshine. 5:00 p.m., 82 coming down from the high of 83 degrees, in the overnight hours dipping into the 50est in the suburbs. 83 is the high in philadelphia. in the lehigh valley, looks like a high of 78 in allentown. 79 in reading, really feeling cool for this time of the year. 80 degrees in trenton. temperatures around average 83 in philadelphia. 82 in millville.
boardwalk in ac, 81 degrees not much of a breeze. wall-to-wall sunshine. high pressure directly overhead kind of a repeat performance low humidity seasonable temperatures 85 degrees for the high. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, beautiful sunshine, 83. tomorrow, sunny, 85. saturday, 88 degrees, by sunday it's hot and humid, 90 degrees for the high. monday hot and humid, 90. tuesday, partly sunny, 90. it looks marginal but we could have heat wave number five here. sunday, monday, tuesday, a brief shower or thunderstorm. wednesday, sunshine and better chance of a shower 86 degrees. staying for the most part dry during the search day period. just a shot for a shower in one or two spots. the defense rests right after a formal prep school
student accused of rape shares his side of the story. a brave little boy recovering from a double hand transplant, a major milestone. >> reporter: we're looking at the scutter falls bridge, traffic is moving fine. >> we have a heaping helping of the construction zone in just a few minutes. i'll be there, will you? mayor nutter tries to make the up coming papal visit more fun.
are you feeling lucky? taking a look down the shore looking at the casinos, cool start to the day, 66 degrees, 6:14 getting up into the 80s today. >> a little dirty harry from tamala edwards. >> i love dirty harry. >> reporter: if you're down the shore today, get a good burger, it's a national burger day today. let's talk about the 30 bypass, eastbound comes the geargt
crowd. delays are not bad on 30 or any major highways. new this morning, some good news for you in plymouth meeting, plymouth road will reopen today. initially they had said monday, now they said they will cut the ribbon at 10:30, it will not be open for the morning rush, but this afternoon it will be back in business closed since 12, better news there. balligomingo road remains closed. talked to my friends in upper merion they said another month on the repairs. keep going with the detours in that neck of the woods. we have milling and paving going in bucks county along 15-mile stretch of 213. things -- 212, construction is taking out alane in both
directions on garden state parkway. edge wood road westbound new restrictions new chunk started this week. stick with 1th street. we have a lane out both ways on the delaware memorial bridge. >> a man accused of a gruesome crime involving his own brother is set to be in court this afternoon today. cumberland county authorities charged him with numerous counts including murder and desecration police acted on tips and excavated sites around vineland last month they found dismembered remains spread across the city. closing arguments are set today at an elite prep school. owen labrie told jurors he did not have sex during an encounter
with a 15-year-old girl. she accused him of raping her on campus during the senior salute when seniors try to have sex with as many underclasses before they graduate. over the weekend twin panda cubs were born at the washington, d.c. zoo. but one died. the cub weighed just 86 grams. the mother refused to let go of the stronger cub. the zoo said the stronger cub appears to be behaving normally. i'll be there, that's what mayor nutter and people and businesses to say when the pope visits next month trying to ease fierce and frustrations over the security that's in place. there will be kids delivered to businesses on monday it will
include signs and buttons and other resources. reading terminal market and jack's firehouse will stay open the week that pope francis is here. >> robin hood a man goes to great lengths to make sure redlights don't catch anyone. here's camp bites. >> reporter: m can by thinks and book reservations. youtube launching their spinoff platform for video gamers, it's an app and website focused on gaming content. it is designed to compete with twitches popular platform. >> reporter: sony's latest release is called an odd one.
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in new york is fighting red light cameras with some camera work of his own. his crusade consists of disabling several devices which is illegal. video shows him using a long stick to push up the cameras so they weren't looking at the intersection. he video taped himself and put the video online. they charged him with criminal tampering. >> reporter: chris are not always smart. >> reporter: greetle across the the -- greenlights across the board on the traffic front.
headlights coming southbound toward fox and the schuylkill expressway a little bit of traffic, but no delays to speak of just yet. we're getting word of inbound delays on the thorndale paoli because of signal problems, west trenton is running today. not on the buses any more that's good news. the trolleys look good, 101 and 102 continue their shuttle busing that will ends around labor day weekend. >> reporter: i've got nothing going on in the weather department. that means you have a beautiful day. satellite and radar showing clear skies. beautiful sunrise, looking at the numbers today, running errands getting ready back to school if your kids are not already. 9:00 a.m., 71 degrees, noon, 78. bright sunshine. # p.m., 82. the high today 84. by 6:00 p.m. coming down from that and 81 degrees. if you're heading out of town, let's will check the travel board, no reasons for flight
delays weather wise we're looking good. boston, chicago, orlando and atlanta, new york city in the clear. >> sometimes mammograms can set off false alarms and now we have a sense how much emotional turmoil it can cause for women. many who get the false positive results feel psycho social problems feeling dejected and having trouble sleeping can last up to a year. >> the phillies are approving why they are in last place and the melts are in first place. the phillies dropped to the rivals losing 94:00. they 9-4. they commemorated by taking a photo. a live report from virginia on the murder of two television journalists. virginia state police are watching over the scene where two journalists were gunned down
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to the next backup. well done, sir. pennsylvania residents will be able to register to vote online. supporters say the system will make registerration more contract. pennsylvania is the 23rd state to offer registration. an 8-year-old boy who underwent a double transplant at the children's hospital is home this morning. zion harvey had an infection that caused him to lose his hands and feet. we wish him all the best. >> we'll go live to virginia where state police continue to hold the scene where two journeyists were killed on live tv. breaking news overnight.
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news," mourning the virginia journalists killed on live tv. their connections reach the delaware valley. >> new this morning, a local high school football coach is fired for something he did on the field. >> an important meeting for home and condo owners looking to make shcoin off the pope's visit next month. let's go outside to karen rogers who is in for david murphy and matt pellman has traffic. >> reporter: good morning, we're looking at clear skies, and i want to show you the numbers in the suburbs, 57 in quakertown, 55 in kenneth square.
and in new jersey and delaware you're in the upper 50s and low 60s. 62 in cinnaminson and wilmington. satellite and radar showing nothing happening. no clouds up above, you have to go well to the northwest to see the cloud cover. we're staying bright and sunny, low humidity, nice and comfortable with dewpoints below 60 degrees. 8:00 a.m., in the 60s, 68 with lots of sunshine. noon, 78. 3:00 p.m., 82. 6:00 p.m., 83 degrees coming down from a high of 83 so feeling good today. >> reporter: a decent start on the roads feeling good about that. feeling sun glare at the schuylkill expressway. heading away from conshohocken toward the curve starting to tap the brakes. blue route clearing out near the east/west turnpike. the construction near bensalem has cleared, you're back to the
normal pattern coming in from new jersey. southbound on i-95 volume approaching cottman from the betsy ross bridge into girard. northbound side pleasant of sun glare in delco. the delays are not too bad yet. in smyrna watch out for an overnight crash blocking southbound lanes of route 13 at carer road. stick with highway 1 southbound if you're heading toward dover. matt and tam. >> we are learning more about the man who carried out the shocking killing of a virginia news crews on live tv. kenneth moten is live outside roanoke where this happened yesterday morning. >> reporter: matt and tam, it's hard to believe this reporter and far were doing what i am doing right now who were gunned
down this plaza. late into the night investigators search for clues and answers in the home of the man who gunned down the two journalists on live television. allison parker and the man behind the camera were in the middle of a live interview when vester flanagan opened fire. the news crew was killed, vicky gardener seriously injured. vester flanagan was captured after the crash and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wounds. >> it's things were spiriling out of control. >> reporter: the 41-year-old who went by bryce williams had a history of workplace problems. bouncing around from station to station alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment. in a manifesto he wrote?
oh memorials and prayer vigils took over the community, 27-year-old ward was engaged to mary a producer at the station who happened to be in the control room at the moment of the shooting. parker was in love of the anchor chris hurst. >> i lost the love of my life it was painful and immediate. >> reporter: another disturbing detail, the shooter posted a video of the attack online, it has been removed and replaced with support from fellow journalists, the #we support and stand with wdbj. kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> let's talk about the victim's romantic partners are
from our area. chris hurst went to conostoga high school and lived in philadelphia. adam ward was engaged to melissa ott. it was her last day of work leaving for a job. chris hurst who was parker's girlfriend speaks with george stephanopoulos this morning at 7:00 a.m. breaking overnight, one person was injured when three masked men robbed a 7-eleven in montgomery. one of the men was armed it happened at 3:30 on the 1400 block of city avenue. one victim was assaulted and taken to language -- lankanau hospital. a few minutes later a hotel guest was robbed at gunpoint. two men one armed robbed a guest
of wallet phone and pack -- backpack. an armed man is in custody after a shootout with police. it happened in germantown around 9:00 p.m. it was the second police-involved shooting in the city. in the first case the suspect was fired on and hit by police and he is in the hospital. >> 6:36 is the time, new this morning a berks county school has fired his football coach for questionable tactics on the field. fleetwood high school removed james martinez it had to do with how he responded to a player during a game. he works as a gym teacher at pottstown senior high. they are looking into the matter. he did not issue a comment. >> a communities meeting will be held for -- a community meeting will be held for residents planning to rent out their homes.
there will be information on how to rent out your home and logistics to pass along to the out of town guests. representatives from the mayor's office and the philadelphia visitors bureau will be on hand to take questions. the meeting gets going at the grand buildings on 15th street. find more at 6abc.com, we'll have more on the new "i'll be there" campaign. we'll have more on the security zones and road closures. >> it's cool in the suburbs. >> reporter: we ditched in the city, as well. -- we dipped in the city, as well. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we are dry and clear. we're looking good with bright sunshine. look at that you can see hardly a cloud in the sky as you look toward camden. temperatures, 64 degrees, we dipped did at philadelphia
international. the dewpoint 54. the winds out of north/northwest, the area of high pressure and the flow around it providing high pressure for us. we brought in the always on day planner. satellite and radar showing we have clear conditions we're going to see bright sunshine, yes you see the clouds out to the west, that's not impacting us once again. we're staying on the dry side. 8:00 a.m., still in the 60s. 11:00 a.m., 75. by 2:00 p.m., feeling nice and warm under the bright sunshine, 81. 83 is the high, you'll be coming down from it at 5:00 p.m., 82 degrees, maybe a few high clouds mixing with the sun. in the lehigh valley staying in the upper 70s, feeling cool today, mostly sunny skies and pleasant with the low humidity. the at the shore, 81 bright and sunny, and feeling comfortable at the shore. we continue to follow tropical storm erica, the winds increased
we have sustained winds at 50 miles per hour moving to the west at 16 very slow if at all any strengthening progresses over the next few days, it will bring much-needed rain to the leeward islands and the puerto rico. spaghetti plots are giving us an idea of what it will suggest. looks like it will affect southeastern florida. we'll have an area of high pressure off the coastline that could nudge it westward. beautiful sunshine today, 83 is the high, sunny tomorrow, 85. saturday turning warmer, 88 you'll feel the difference. sunday you'll notice the humidity it becomes hot and 90 degrees for the high. slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm at the end of the day. monday, hot and humid, 90.
tuesday, partly sunny, 90 we could have heat wave number five. wednesday sunshine a shower or two possible and 86 degrees, only the possibility of a couple showers other than that it's dry and sunny. thank you, karen. 6:40. friends make a deadly discovery in philadelphia and now police are on the scene. later you can call this dance the jailhouse rock because police were waiting behind her. >> reporter: rocking and rolling on the roads, we have a disabled vehicle pushed out of the way at henderson road 202 dekalb pike, we'll talk about a crash in delaware after the break. a philadelphia sports figure is expected to make history with a big donation, we'll talk about this later on "action news."
643, almost feels like a crisp late summer morning, and you know what? it is. it's chill in the suburbs, getting up to a high of 83 today. >> the traffic is looking good dispit -- and it still looks good? is this normal? >> reporter: i'm not complaining it's been an easy day on the roads. i think a lot of people are taking vacation. we're looking live i-95 southbound side you'll have a
delay from the betsy ross bridge through allegheny into girard. it's just volume at this point. no problems along i-95. you'll see volume and construction during the midday on the northbound side of i-95 at the girard point bridge. so expect delays there, of course before 9:00 they start and wrap up around 3:00 p.m. we have a phils game at 7:05 and van halen concert in camden at 7:30. on the schuylkill expressway westbound speeds in the 20s between the boulevard and glad wine normal stuff there. i mentioned a bit ago a disabled vehicle along 476 northbound mere near the turnpike it's a minor crash off to the side. everything is open by germantown pike. the better news is nearby, plymouth road is reopening today finally after being close since march. they will cut the ribbon at 10:30. you'll be back in business.
smyrna, southbound lanes of 13 have reopened after a bad overnight crash there. this is 42 northbound direction sun glare you're seeing the volume build between 41 and i-295. tam. happening today, president obama travels to new orleans to mark ten years since hurricane katrina. he plans to visit in one of the hardest hit regions the lower 9th ward. he is going to talk about strong storms that some scientists believe are ahead of us and caused by climate change. philadelphia police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man. his body was found on the 2400 block of popular street in the francisville neighborhood. one shell casing was found close to the victim. investigators say there was an overwhelming smell of marijuana inside the apartment.
the man who louisiana police say shot and killed an officer and stabbed and drove his car into a gas station is in custody. this unfolded yesterday 20 miles outside lafayette. police say it started as a domestic disturbance inside a home. one victim died from stab wounds. officer henry nelson was responding to the scene when he was shot and killed. the suspect harrison reilly junior fled drove his car into the mini mart and got out of the car naked and barricaded himself into the store. kathleen kane asked the court to release the porngate documents that has happened that could create problems for the philadelphia district attorney's office, the office is combing through 1,000 pages including sexually explicit e-mails shared by state officials. two officials work with seth
williams. williams said his office has clear human relations policy and reviewing the e-mail chains. 6:47 a live preview of "g.m.a." is next. plus, shake rattle and roll a woman on run from police breaks out in a dance. >> reporter: 83 degrees is the high today. just a degree below average. overnight lows usually at 65. some of the suburbs this morning are actually in the 50s. it's pretty cool out there. details in the seven day coming up. >> reporter: it is almost time
for friday! >> oh, my goodness! first making it through stlus and so far it owe thursday, and so far it hadn't been so bad on the road. oaks to 23 sun glare, we'll have construction between oaks and trooper road from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we'll have construction until 4:30 along the white horse pike, the right lane is out of the commission. we have is a minute delays for septa's paoli inbound trains. trenton's westbound line is back to normal. >> reporter: 58 in allentown. 57 in reading anticipate lancaster. wilmington, 58 in wilmington.
56 in millville. looking at the transit planner what to expect, 9:00 a.m., 71. noon, 78. bright sunshine all the way. 3:00 p.m., 82 degrees, the high 83 around average. 6:00 p.m., 81 degrees, a peek at the accuweather forecast showing we warm up for the weekend. today's high, 83. tomorrow, warmer, 85. 88 saturday, sunday a hot and humid high of 90. >> time for a preview of "good morning america." >> let's touch base with amy robach joining us with that, good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, tam and matt great to be with you on this thursday, coming up next, we'll have the latest developments on the tragic deadly shooting in virginia. new details built man who killed reporter, allison parker and camera man adam ward on live television. the former reporter faxing a
manifesto hours after the attack. allison's boyfriend joins us. closing arguments set to begin this morning the form he were prep school student charged with sexually assaulting another student took the stand on wednesday. a 12-year-old boy hit on the head by a small plane made an emergency landing, this morning he is speaking out about the i bet incident for the first time all next on "good morning america." back to you. this is not the average end to a police chase, the suspect gets out of the car and starts to dance. los angeles police chopper was over head and busted a move. the system is suspected of driving drunk. police athletic league is going to receive a donation,
"action news," both journalists killed on live television had ties to our area. the gentleman's name is chris hurst. he dated allison parker. he went to high school in chester county. melissa ott was engained -- engaged to adam ward grew up in gibbs town, new jersey. a gun battle in germantown section of philadelphia the suspect was taken into custody. chaka fattah is boasting about his accomplishments? congress prosecutors say he is trying to affect the jury pool. >> reporter: it's 59 in wilmington. 56 in millville. 64, better in the city.
no worries this afternoon, though, it will be a nice and warm afternoon. 83 is the high, temperatures around average, bright sunshine. >> head to 6abc.com and facebook and twitter when we are not on the air for updates on stories going on around here. for matt pellman, david murphy, tamala edwards, karen rogers, i'm matt o'donnell. "g.m.a." is next.
good morning, america. deadly shooting. new details this morning about the reporter and photographer killed live on air. stunning the nation. police searching the shooter's apartment overnight. >> we knew he had anger. we did not know he had violent anger. >> his terrifying tweets while on the run. his chilling 23-page manifesto. claims of racism and sexual harassment. what pushed him over the edge? and the promising lives he cut short >> she loved what she did and she she was going to go so far in this field. >> the search for answers right now as a city mourns a senseless tragedy. also this morning, bearing down. tropical storm erika taking aim at puerto rico. the island's on alert right now and new path that has it heading to florida. >> dramatic testimony as that