tv Action News at 500 AM ABC June 14, 2017 5:00am-5:30am EDT
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday june 14th. we have developing news. >> an apartment building in london is engulfed in flames and fears are growing about the number of victims. >> hey, hey, hey. >> hey, hey, hey. bill cosby shouts his fat albert cartoon character's catch phrase as he leaves the courthouse. jurors will be back at work today trying to reach a verdict. >> relief finally arrives from a short but brutal heat wave. it comes with a chance of a pop-up shower. >> dave murphy has accuweather, karen rogers has traffic. good morning. >> still kind of muggy. don't be surprised fit still feels very humid.
we're in the 70's as you'll see in a moment. the only precipitation we have right now is a thunderstorm rolling away from us over new york state and new york city and long island in particular. looks like we'll see some sunshine early. temperatures are warm. 78 degrees in philadelphia currently. 74 in wilmington. low 70's in allentown. mid 70's in reading, trenton and lancaster. 73 in millville and 72 in cape may. and here are those dewpoints. in allentown and reading it's not too bad but philadelphia we have slipped from 70 to 69 but anything up close to 70 is still very humid and those numbers you see down south above 70 are even more so. we do expect these numbers to drop as we go through the day and it should be less humid overall. the big story, though, is the drop in temperature. the heat wave will end today. 76 degrees by 7 o'clock. 82 by noon. we're going for a high of 83 somewhat early this afternoon, say, one or 2 o'clock. and then by 5 o'clock, still holding 80 but we should be more comfortable by then and certainly better than yesterday when we set a record high late in the afternoon of 96 degrees. when we take a look at the
seven day you're going to see a beautiful day tomorrow and then an uptick in temperatures and humidity over the weekend. karen rogers i'll have more on that coming up. what have you got right now in the traffic department. >> i have an improving situation here at least. looking live on the ramp from i-95 northbound to woodhaven road westbound. northbound as you head towards bristol township up ahead the off-ramp is reopened. the paving work has cleared. we see some crews out there right now on the other side. southbound we've got a tractor-trailer kind of off to the side right there. on the big picture we had some construction on i-95 northbound. it's cleared now near 320 but still this disabled tractor-trailer kind of stuck in the gore point eastbound at passyunk so watch for that guy broke down and stuck on the road. outside side live, construction has cleared. crews will return at 11 o'clock and is shut the vine down in both directions. westbound between street road and bensalem construction
crews blocking the right lane and the center lane so two lanes blocked there but the construction is cleared northeast extension northbound so traveling kind of smoothly right now, matt. >> thank you, karen. breaking news here. a pregnant woman is recovering from a gunshot wound she suffered during a home invasion in north philadelphia. police say it happened while two young children were in the house with her. they believe two two two or 33 n broke into the residence at 3 a.m. the 25-year-old woman, her boyfriend and two children ages three and six were all sleeping there. the armed men got into a confrontation with the victims and police say one of them opened fire. the woman was shot in the thigh. no one else was hurt. detectives are putting together a description of the intruders. and you are about to look at a live picture of a massive apartment highrise fire in london. hoses still trained on the structure. it is mostly blackened and it is still smoking and engulfed in flames.
the 27 story structure has been burning for nearly nine hours now. although not as badly as before. the fire commissioner says a number of people have died and at least 50 others are being treated at five london area hospitals. now, this is what the inferno looked like early this morning when it began to engulf the entire highrise. witnesses say they saw a number of people trapped in the flames and given how long it has been burning, there are fears the building may collapse. firefighters have not indicated any possible cause. we will that continue to monitor this developing story in london and bring you updates throughout the morning. >> ♪ >> new this morning, man who was riding a bike in north philadelphia is in critical condition now after being shot. the shooting happened around 10:30 last night along the 2600 block of north 17th street. police say the victim was on his bike when the bullets came. he was then able to run a short distance away after being shot twice. investigators rushed him to the hospital.
police do not have a description of the suspect but they are taking a look at nearby surveillance video. >> ♪ >> 16 hours of talks and still no decision. jurors will return to the liberation room today for a third day to try and decide the fate of bill cosby. is he guilty of sexually assaulting andrea constand or was it consensual? "action news" reporter jeanette reyes has been following the deliberation and joins us live at the montgomery county courthouse. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the jury should be arriving here within the next several hours to begin the 17th hour of deliberation but, you know, yesterday ended the same way it began with the jury asking a lot of questions and they seemed to be focusing in on bill cosby's decade old deposition testimony. tensions rose inside at the montgomery county courthouse any time parties were summoned. each time the jury had a question. >> what's the feeling in the room? >> it's calm. >> reporter: a total of four times the seemingly wary bill
cosby was led into courtroom a the jurors needed context from the 2005 deposition testimony. in it he admitted giving then mentee andrea constand a benadryl pill. the judge reread two different parts of the statement and most recently testimony from the detective who took constand's initial report. cosby's spokesperson took the opportunity to turn to the court of public opinion. he read aloud a statement from the woman who claims to be constand's former roommate. she says 44-year-old constand planned on lying about the 79-year-old sexually assaulting her to get money out of him. the judge called it hearsay inadmissible in court. >> there was a lot of false information from miss constand and the jurors have come back three, four times -- i think a total of three times asking questions so that's good. >> you do not try your case on the courtroom steps.
>> reporter: and cosby's attorneys say this is good news that the jury is asking questions or hoping that means that they'll find him not guilty but even if he is found not guilty his legal troubles are far from over. cosby is facing civil lawsuits from 10 women from around the country, three of them are for sexual battery. he denies any wrongdoing. if he's found guilty in this case, though, he does that possibly face the rest of his life behind bars. reporting live at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." matt. >> thanks, jeanette. the husband of new jersey radio host april kauffman who's murder five years ago remains unsolved is under arrest. police took dr. james kauffman into custody yesterday morning after a stand off with police and fbi agents. prosecutors say he pulled out a gun while being served with one of two search warrants. they add the warrants are not connected to his wife's 2012 murder. >> it is now 5:07 and sky6 is taking a live look here at old glory because today is flag
day. did you know that pennsylvania was the first state to make this a legal holiday back in 1937? the honor the flag began in 1893 right here in philadelphia. there are a few flag day celebrations happening today to tell you about if you want to go out. the national constitution center will honor the day with a flag raising center and parade at 10:30 aren't and the battleship new jersey will that hand out mini flags to guest. if you look up and realize that it's torn and tattered you can bring it in for them to take a look at it tell you whether or not it's still okay to fly it. if not they'll help you in a proper disposal. >> good to know. you step outside it's kind of muggy as it was this time yesterday. >> oh, yeah, it's still muggy out there but the temperatures are not going as high today and that humidity should gradually drop. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we are mainly dry across the region. in radnor a real quick moving
but real heavy downpour pushing through. not seeing any lightning out of this but wouldn't be surprised to hear a rumble of thunder but if you're in manayunk, look out. looks like it will be there probably in the next five or 10 minutes and if it keeps at this and maintains the same sort of strength and that live scan going through does look like it makes it look like it's grown a little bit that might make it all the way into areas north of center city before too much longer. as we take a look outside we have sky6. we're at the airport and expect some sun, even though there are a couple of isolated sprinkles and showers around and as we go through the day, mainly dry, just a slight chance of a spotty shower and dry at the airport currently. 72 in allentown, 74 in wilmington, 72 in cape may. it is muggy as you step outside. we are expecting those muggies to start to drop. there is that chance of a morning shower. future tracker6 showing us that even as we go to noon and into the early afternoon, there is the chance of an additional shower popping up here or there but it's going
to be dry most of the time. looks like most of that afternoon shower activity if it pops up at all is probably to the west of philadelphia but that's something to keep in mind. as we take a look at the lehigh valley today t-not nearly as hot. gradually less humid 83 degrees is the high there. down the shore also gradually less humid as the day goes on, a mix of sun and clouds, not as warm as yesterday, a high of only about 76 in atlantic city. yesterday it got up into the 80's. and in philadelphia, not as hot sun and clouds a high of 83 and gradually less humid. that humidity eventually dropping later today and into this evening. speaking of which the phillies are at home again against the red sox partly cloudy comfortable 78 for the first pitch and 70 in the ninth inning and the same goes for the union as they open up their u.s. open cup matches against the harrisburg club, city islanders. partly cloudy nice, 77 for the start and a final touch is is probably around 71 degrees. overnight 63 degrees, partly cloudy and comfortable and the you'll see in the exclusive
accuweather 7-day how things stay comfortable tomorrow. today 83, not as hot, humidity gradually dropping a bit. partly sunny and nice tomorrow, 80. and then more clouds build in on friday, 78 is the high and there's the chance of a spotty shower building in. for the weekend, a bit more humid on saturday. a mix of clouds and sun, a-84. there is the chance of a late spotty thunderstorm but it's not a washout and then on sunday, father's day we're now going to go 90, hot and humid conditions. if you're getting up early for the gary papa run, you are going to probably want some cool drinks because it will be a little bit muggy and same goes for the afternoon obviously. still humid on monday but getting better on tuesday. >> got you david. >> yeah. >> thank you. 5:11 now and police seize candy worth $1 million. a particular ingredient made it so costly and illegal. >> overnight the american just released from north korea is back home in ohio. he's in need of urgent medical care. >> a huge doctor team in philadelphia performs a life changing surgery to improve the lives of these conjoined
it's 78 degrees out there but we're being told it will feel better today than yesterday. >> karen along with david has been tracking a little bit of a rain shower that's moving through, right. >> yeah, you know, at this point it's coming down pretty good but it's a small cell. we'll show you that one in a second. we showed you the blue route at the schuylkill where it was really wet. not the case here in plymouth meeting the blue route approaching germantown pike it's not raining at this point but we can see the crews in the process of leaving the scene. they had construction blocking the left lane and the e-z pass lanes and we're watching live as they move out of there so traffic's moving a lot better right now on the blue route northbound and as you can see you're approaching germantown pike. northeast extension we had construction here that cleared so now southbound at lehigh valley things are looking pretty good. in that cherry hill, the crews are still here, only one lane gets by each way and that's until 6 o'clock so it's going to be awhile on route 70 near haddonfield road. we had an accident that popped up blocking the right lane on the waze app so watch for that
on the commuter traffic report blocking the right lane on i-95 and northbound, that's right near the stadium so there you have it here. just popped a minute ago. let's check storm storm tracker. we mentioned that cell. see how it blossomed out of nowhere. expecting the chance for a scattered shower and that's what we're expecting in radnor moving towards the north and east you can see it kind of moving almost due east towards manayunk now. watch for that right along the schuylkill expressway getting a quick downpour. we see one that will be hitting media a couple specs near the city so watching for a chance for scattered showers matt and tam. >> candy shaped in popular "star wars" characters and flowers were seized by police in texas. they say it was laced with methamphetamine. houston police arrested a couple yesterday for having a stash of the drug laced candy in their car. police say each of the pops
would sell for 20 to $40 each. >> two month old conjoined twins will have a chance to live independent lives thanks to the surgeons at the children's hospital of philadelphia. last week a 30 member team separated erin and abbey delaney in a surgery that lasted more than 12 hours. the 10 month old twins who were born at chop last july were joined as you saw there at the top of their heads. it took months of planning and preparation for this risky surgery. erin and abbey will now need follow-up procedures but they should be able to go home later this year. >> philadelphia union hopes to make it to the u.s. open cup. they have a match with the harrisburg city islanders at talen energy stadium in chestertown night. kickoff is at 7:30. the phillies have not won a game in a full week. they continue their four game series with the red sox as it shifts to citizens bank park tonight. their game at fenway park last night lasted four and a half hours, 12 innings and ended when there was one hit to deep
right and it hopped into the stands. sox win it four to three. >> it's 5:17. actress demi moore is opening up about what caused her to lose her two front teeth even smiling to show off the hole in a picture. >> a police officer was in the right place at the right time to rescue a dog that fell into lake michigan. >> ♪ ♪ if you want a taste of freedom, keep going. we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
>> the coast guard rescued a logger turtle. the group plucked the 252-pound represent tile out of the ocean on monday. sea turtles floating at the surface are typically injured. they named the turtle tammy not after tam. [laughter] >> but, yeah -- well, it's after a historic coast guard cutter which may have been named after tamala edwards, too. >> did the turtle have a book
under one of those flippers. >> a library. >> so it was named for me. >> i like your namesake there, tam. tammy we're going call her that now. >> tammy. [laughter] >> in south philadelphia this is 95 at the base of the girard point bridge here approaching broad street. this is that accident i showed you on the waze app and we can see it here in the camera. so we've got the flashing lights here. no emergency p-, i think now we're seeing emergency workers with the flashing lights there on scene so expect restrictions here on i-95. looks like they're blocking the left lane right now, dave. >> all right, karen, mainly clear, a little mug fee yet on the bus stop this morning. 74 by 6 o'clock, 77 by 8:00 a.m. as we roll through the day things are going to get better. first of all it's not nearly as hot this afternoon, 76 pie by 7 o'clock, 82 by noon. a high of 83. the humidity is still a factor this morning. it's still pretty sticky but we expect that to gradually fall off through the day as well. if you're headed to the
airport this morning, it looks like all green airplanes on the big board at the airport and that means no major delays. we do have a little rain up in that j.f.k. or around there. it's a thunderstorm but that is moving away from the airport and i think over the next half hour or hour that becomes less of a factor for you. tam. >> thank you david. going on to health check, hollywood stars are known for their impossiblely perfect looks but actress demi moore has released a very unglamorous picture to warn people about stress. during a tv appearance moore showed off a picture showing she's missing a tooth. she says she's missing both of her front teeth. she says stress sheared off her front tooth paw she was clenching here teeth too hard. the 54-year-old has since had her teeth repaired. >> a rookie cop in chicago thought he was just responding to call about a serious car crash and ended up making an unusual rescue. during the chaotic scene officer juan ferris saw a dog running along lake michigan. then he heard a splash and saw
the dog struggling to get out. ferris was able to grab the dog and pull it back to safety. the dog didn't have a collar or a chip. the officer says he may adopt the dog if they do not find an owner. >> 5:23 now. up next in the morning buzz, see who has the skills to impress eagles quarterback carson wentz. >> a deli worker in new york city is seriously injured during this wild attack where fruits are turned into weapons. first up "gma"'s first look. >> in this morning's "gma" first look, overnight the medevac flight carrying american college student at on the bow warm beer landing in ohio. the 22-year-old in a coma after being held prisoner in north korea for nearly 18 months. it's 10:45 here in cincinnati he's being taken to the hospital via ambulance. he was carried by that hand off the plane. his release coming after secret talks between u.s. and north korean officials last
month in oslo. then according to the state department, north korea revealing his condition to them last week. and coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll have more on his return plus martha raddatz brings us the latest on dennis rodman's trip to north korea. with your "gma" first look, i'm linzie janis abc news, cincinnati, ohio. i'm thomas
and i quit smoking with chantix. i was very grateful to have chantix. at times when i would normally go smoke, i just didn't it's kind of like "wait a minute, i would normally be running out the door to go grab a cigarette." along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix reduced my urge to smoke. when you try to quit smoking, with or without chantix, you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms. some people had changes in behavior or thinking, aggression, hostility, agitation, dressed mood or suicidal thoughts or actions with chantix. serious side effects may include seizures, new or worse heart or blood vessel problems, sleepwalking or allergic and skin reactions which can be life-threatening. stop chantix and get if you have any of these. tell your healthcare provider if you've had depression or other mental health problems. decrease alcohol use while taking chantix. use caution when driving or operating machinery. the most common side effect is nausea. thank you chantix. ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. many insurance plans cover chantix for a low or $0 copay.
. >> in the morning buzz a philadelphia painter had no idea his latest artwork would pay off in a big way. local artist perry milo was able to present carson wentz with this oil canvas this week. milo says he started working on the painting of wentz titled faith in green a year ago. a few weeks ago his friends shared an image of the painting with wentz. the eagles quarterback was impressed and reached out to milo. the two met on monday and milo says it was a tremendous honor. milo has been painting famous figures for decades including pope francis. he was the official licensed portrait artist during the pope's visit to philadelphia in 2015. >> a young girl is on a very special mission traveling the country to give hugs to police officers. roslyn is seven years old from louisiana. she's already visited 16 states. just this week she was in chicago where she hugged dozens of officers. and roslyn's message is
simple. >> some people are like mean to them and i want to make them feel better. >> i have my own two children. i have a boy an girl and every day they say how much they love me. having a child from thousands of miles away say the exact same thing just because i'm a police officer means a lot. makes me very happy. >> roslyn isn't done bringing smiles to officers. she wants to be vet when she grows up so she can take care of k-9 police dogs. >> very good. 5:28. coming up an update on that inferno burning in london. multiple deaths are feared. they also wonder if this building will collapse. we'll be right back. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> developing now on "action news" a fire tragedy unfolding right now in london. flames have raced through a highrise apartment tower. dozens are in the hospital. many others are feared dead. >> awaiting a verdict. the jury in the bill cosby trial returns for a third day of deliberations. >> the heat just makes for havoc at a high school graduation. ambulances had to surround the stadium to tend to people showing signs of exhaustion. >> good morning everyone. it is 5:30 on this wednesday, june 14th. heat wave is over. let's turn to david and karen. >> yes, still feels pretty muggy out there but you're