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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 4:30 a.m. on this wednesday september 13th. >> and here's what we're following for you. a gunman shoots at a delaware county home overnight. >> funeral services will be held today for a father who was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking. >> a bitter homecoming for hurricane irma evacuees. they're coming back to theida kr homes and businesses destroyed. >> and around here looking out for maybe some rain today t let's turn to david and karen. good morning. >> that's right. roads will be a bit wet at times. >> they will a little bit later this morning. we do have some sunshine possible early but you can see
how the clouds are getting thicker and there is some rain to our southwest that we do expect to begin to move into the region before too much longer. as of right now we are dry across the region and a little cool to start out. 66 degrees in philadelphia, just 56 in allentown, 59 in reading, 62 in wilmington, 61 here in trenton, 62 at the airport in a.c., about 70 in cape may, new jersey. as we go through the day, 76 degrees by noon and by 3 o'clock, 76 but you can see that in through the later morning hours and through much of the afternoon there is the chance of a pop-up shower, maybe even a rumble of thunder out there. 72 degrees by 7 o'clock. the kids on the bus stop this morning are probably fine. we might have a little bit of sunshine out there. we are looking at temperatures in the suburbs of about 58 degrees while they're waiting for the bus and 63 in center city, partly cloudy, mainly dry although by the time they come home from school, there could be some spotty showers around, so maybe an umbrella is a good idea or some sort of water water
resistant poncho. higher humidity in the next several days. karen i'll have details on that. >> on the schuylkill expressway two left lanes are blocked at montgomery drive as you travel eastbound towards center city. looks like a disabled vehicle or an accident here with two left lanes blocked and traffic a little slow past the scene but it's early yet so it's not going to cause a problem. very light volume out there. on the schuylkill expressway westbound here near south street construction there blocks the right lane and that should wrap up within another half hour so watch for some construction crews out here. also westbound between gladwyne and the pennsylvania turnpike construction there blocks a lane until 5:00 a.m. as well so lots of construction crews out there right now. kind of quiet here on i-95 at route one. this is bucks county and construction has been blocking the right lane. if i step aside you see the cones still set up there. that should also clear within a half hour or so. in berks county we have a vehicle fire and i-78
eastbound is blocked right near exit 45. that's for 863 so watch for vehicle fire and stick to 222 as your alternate, matt. >> thank you, karen. a gunman took aim at a delaware county home. this happened on the 200 block of wild avenue in upper darby at 10:00 last night. a bullet hit a window. one person was injured but it is unclear if the victim was wounded by the gunfire or by flying debris. police are still searching for the shooter. happening today, family, friends and neighbors will say their final goodbyes to the man who was murdered in front of his young daughter in the city's spring garden neighborhood. "action news" reporter katherine scott -- make that jeanette reyes live outside the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul where funeral service center city will be held. jeanette. >> reporter: well, matt, this is a story that is -- that has left a community heartbroken a family devastated. this father was killed last week in front of his daughter
and today family and friends say their final goodbyes. this morning family and friends say their final goodbyes to gerard grandzol, the father of two who was gunned down last thursday outside of his home in spring garden. the 38-year-old had just parked his suv with his two-year-old daughter in the back seat when police say the suspects quickly approached him along 15th and melon. authorities identified the person hoop pulled the trigger as 16-year-old marvin roberts and his brother, a suspected accomplice, 21-year-old maurice roberts. >> it's terrible. it's one of the most horrific things i've seen in 24 years on the police department. very hard to watch. >> reporter: police say audio and video of the horrific encounter was caught on a nearby surveillance camera. after the father was shot twice you can hear the toddler crying. the suspects run off to septa's broadway line. they were quickly identified. warrants were signed by saturday aren't the two were were -- and the two were arrested soon after. >> an alert sharp detective on
the fugitive squad, detective cagle observed marvin roberts in the area of broad and venango and was able to grab him, put him into custody. >> reporter: grandzol is described by those who knew him as an avid hockey player who was heavily involved in his be community. he was a musician artist and a photographer. he leaves behind a wife, a toddler and a baby girl born in july. the family is asking in lieu of flowers people make a memorial contribution to the go fund me page they set up. we have that information on our web site abc.com. reporting live in center city, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> all right, jeanette, thank you for that. and a bucks county man is behind bars for opening fire at a mobile home park at penn wood crossing community in falls township. 55-year-old jimmy stormant fired 10 shots into the management office. amazingly no one was hurt.
stormant then went back to his home where a family member helped police wrestle the gun away. police say this was part of an ongoing dispute with management. >> i know he recently lost his job and i know that put him under a lot of stress and then i know his mother had gotten sick so i don't know if all that just built up and he just snapped. >> stormant now faces serious attempted murder and aggravated assault. >> happening today an autopsy is scheduled for a lafayette college freshman who was found unconscious outside of a dorm over the weekend. hundreds of students gathered at the school in easton last night to mourn the death of mccrae. authorities say the 19-year-old died in the hospital on monday one day after being found unconscious. the head of the massachusetts boarding school where williams recently graduated says he fell and suffered a major head injury. police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the freshman's death. >> the cleanup from hurricane irma is just really getting under way.
the florida keys took a major hit from this storm with nearly every home at least damaged and a many cases completely destroyed. some areas are still cut off but it does turn off that all 42 bridges across the keys have now been deemed safe. molly hunter is live for us now in naples, florida. good morning, molly. >> reporter: tam, good morning. that's right its damage like this. look at this tree, completely toppled into that condo building and these roots taller than i'm, this is the kind of damage that people are finding back at home today. a terrifying journey for many. florida ya'ians now returning to their homes but in the keys it's nearly impossible. 90 percent of houses destroyed and damaged. >> you start over, you know, you learn to do it again. it isn't the first or the last time i'm sure. >> reporter: police checkpoints set up, residents heading down the highway but unsure what they'll find and those who stayed and survived are the lucky ones. >> i stayed in the bathroom,
me and my girlfriend, donna, we stayed in the bathroom and the hallways. for two days it was hell. you didn't know if you were going to make it or nottism the storm's fury on full display here. >> when the bigger gusts came by you could feel like the floor jumping a little bit. >> reporter: on this tiny strip of land, no power, no sewage system and no running water and in other parts of the southeast including florida, georgia and the carolinas, more than 20,000dod personnel supporting a response. here in florida coast to coast and north to south, recovery in full swing. repair crews more than 20,000 strong from 30 states and canada working around the clock. the sound of chainsaws everywhere, even sister margaret anne pitching in but so much of florida hot and sticky here in september is still living in the dark. >> we just take it step step by step, one job at a time. >> reporter: now, across the
state more than 4 million customers are waking up without power including where we are. reporting in naples, florida, molly hunter channel6 "action news." tam. >> molly thank you for that. air force reserveists are deploying to florida from dover air force base. about a dozen loaded up a cargo plane. they flew to homestead air base which has become a military staging area for irma relief. >> happening today a sneak preview of the 63rd annual hero thrill show in center city. a pep rally kicks off on market street between 18th and 19th streets at noon. the police highway patrol motorcycle drill team will lead an all-star lineup. this year's hero thrill show takes place on september 23rd at the wells fargo center park ing lot. proceeds help to support the education of families of police officers and firefighters killed in the
line of duty. >> 4:39. republicans and democrats are expected to meet today as they try to decide the way forward for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants at risk of losing their legal status. >> first responders in new jersey deliver two babies a day apart in the very same burger king parkinging lot. david. >> we are up to a somewhat cool start looking at another warm afternoon and there could be spotty showers on the way. i'll have details on all of that coming up in the seven-day forecast. >> ♪ it only takes a second for an everyday item
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ones. >> one of the little ones. >> that fold out. >> then they go the opposite way and give you no help whatsoever but i have it. >> blow away. >> not going to be that windy today so it will be fine. it will be helpful today because there could be a shower popping up at times. >> smart, tam. >> she's got a lot of books on her desk, too. storm tracker6 live double scan and we are drive. as we take a look outside, we have sky6 and there's our center city camera. not too high in the sky there, just about a story up looking at city hall this morning and obviously the plaza there is dry. 66 degrees currently in philadelphia. a little on the cool side but not quite as cool as the last couple of mornings. dewpoint is up to 60. it might feel a bit more humid as we go through the day. we have a moderate risk of rip currents in the ocean water so not great swimming weather. between now and 9 o'clock there's the possibility that a few of you see a little spotty shower popping up. more of the same as we go to lunchtime and more of the same as we head into 3 o'clock when the kids are coming home from school. most of these showers shouldn't be all that strong.
some of them could briefly be steady but obviously it's not going to be raining all the time and overall irma's effect on us, which is what this is today is not all that bad. going clouds, some sun 64 degrees by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, 67 and then 76 by noon. i'm expecting a high of 77 rather early in the afternoon and we're going to kind of hover around there for most of the afternoon. by 3 o'clock you're back to 76 and by 6 o'clock, 73 degrees. again, that spotty shower through the day can't be ruled out. 75 is your high in allentown. 76 in reading. 76 in trenton and wilmington. 77 in philadelphia. 78 in millville. not much difference today down the shore. also in the mid to upper 70's again with that that rip current issue continuing. for the phillies and marlins tonight, mostly cloudy skies, probably dry. if you get anything, it's just a light sprinkle and it should be done early. 72 for the first pitch. 70 in the ninth inning. temperatures not going very far tonight. and then tomorrow, excuse me, with an area of low pressure coming at us we're going to have a high of 80 degrees and
there is the chance of one more cough, excuse me, a thundershower possible tomorrow. hurricane josé still a category one, still spinning around down in the southern atlantic. really the north atlantic but the southern portion of it below bermuda. still looks like this is going to make that spin is that it looks more likely that this does cut to the north it now looks like it heads north as a tropical storm, not a hurricane. bermuda could be a little threatened by this. the best chance is for this storm to stay off our coast and more and more of those spaghetti plot models are agreeing with that. 77 degrees, clouds, sun a shower possible today. humid tomorrow a-thundershower not out of the question with a high of 80 and then humid with another shower possible on friday and a high of 81 degrees. these are not washout days but it's a little unstable. for the weekend warm and humid on saturday, a high of 82. we're going to go 83 on sunday and both of those could also feature a very spotty shower.
then we get into monday we're partly sunny 79 and tuesday 78 degrees, mostly cloudy. if josé does get close to us tuesday would be the day but right now mostly cloudy, maybe a shower. >> all right. thank you, david. edith windsor the woman who helped end the federal gay marriage ban has died. windsor sued the federal government in 2010 following the death of her spouse. the philadelphia native had argued the defense of marriage act prevented her from getting a marital deduction on spire's estate leaving her with a hefty tax bill. the supreme court ruled in 2013 that the provision of the law was unconstitutional and that same-sex couples should receive the same federal benefits as hetero sexual couples. windsor was 88 years old. >> the u.s. department of justice says it will not bring federal charges against the six baltimore police officers over the arrest and death of a man named freddie gray. gray's death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in baltimore after his neck was broken in the back of a police
van. three of the officers were acquitted of state charges. the baltimore states attorney dropped the remaining cases. >> happening today, house leaders including republican paul ryan and democrat nancy pelosi plan to meet to discuss the daca program. the trump administration announced it would end the program that protects dreamers. the white house says the responsibility for determining what happens to the daca recipients should fall on congress. several states are suing the trump administration for plans to end the program in six months. >> new on "action news" two women in north jersey gave birth in the same burger king parking lot just a day apart. denville police say they were called to the restaurant friday night for a woman going into labor. they say the parents were on the way to the hospital but got stuck in traffic and had to pull over. officers and emergency responders helped the woman deliver a healthy baby boy. the same patrol officers went back to the restaurant the next night when a report came in of another woman also going
into labor. >> look at our pagers and go must be a joke. that one came even quicker. >> officers helped deliver that couple's baby boy, second boy there, in the couple's vehicle. both moms and little boys are doing well. police are on a chase and suddenly the suspect makes an unexpected detour. he stopped to apply for a job. that odd story is up right after the break. >> ♪ i'm lucky to get through a shift without a disaster.
>> new here on "action news" a suspect in a police chase in massachusetts took a bit of an unexpected detour. police say 26-year-old josé jimenez walked into an electronics business to apply for a job yesterday. surveillance video at the business in westwood shows the manager leading him into his office where jimenez calmly filled out an application but the interview is cut short when police arrive an arrest him. turns out he was accused of running over a trooper's foot during a traffic stop last week. karen. >> let's hit the roads right now and start this day off right. we have made it halfway through the week. looking outside live, don't mock me, matt, this is the schuylkill at montgomery drive. we had a disabled vehicle and it had been blocking two lanes but it has cleared. we have a tractor-trailer off to the side but no big deal now on the schuylkill
expressway. we had several construction zones on the schuylkill as we always do. westbound near south street westbound near gladwyne. but they've all cleared. good to go right now on the schuylkill expressway. outside live on i-95, this is approaching allegheny. southbound traffic headed towards center city. the overnight construction here is clear. all lanes reopened. looking really good. in berks county, though, we've got a vehicle fire on i-78 eastbound near 863 so watch for this accident near exit 45 as you are heading out. we have emergency crews on the scene. in mercer county we've got a disabled tractor-trailer. a lot happening at this early hour on the ramp from the new jersey turnpike northbound to exit eight. matt, you must admire me 'cause i can see you, you know, redoing all of my movements as i'm going. >> i'm thinking bad rehearsal, good gig. lots of early stuff. >> wait, what? >> no, no. >> am i the bad rehearsal part? >> a lot of things going on. you always assume i'm trying to get you for something.
let's move on to the first look at business. customers were beyond infuriated that equifax was charging a fee to protect their credit files even after the company was hacked last week. equifax is now walking that back. the company just announced it will waive all fees until november 21st and that anyone who has paid a fee since last thursday will get a refund. up to 143 million social security numbers and other things were compromised in this breach. probably affected you. gains for banks and word of job growth had investors in a good mood yesterday. the market ended on the plus side but futures are down right now. 2016 was a good year for the middle class in the u.s. the census bureau says middle class americans had their highest earning year ever but you know it kind of took awhile to exceed their last year of top earnings. the median was a little more than $59,000. that breaks the previous
record of $58,655. that was set back in 1999 so it took them eight years -- 18 years for the middle class to exceed that. >> it is 4:54. and the controversial frank rizzo statue in center city now has a bit of company. coming up at 5:00 a.m. the meaning behind that new sculpture. >> police describe how a group of thieves used distraction to hit up stores across our region. that's next. >> ♪ i will never
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distracting employees at cell phone stores around the region to walk off with loot. surveillance video here shows one of the thefts at a verizon store in spring township berks county back on thursday of last week. as many as and the people could be involved and one of them is seen holding a child. officials say each person enters the store with a plan. >> each person enters the store and goes to a different part of the store and is looking at, you know, the items and distracting the employees. >> police say the group takes off with cell phones and sometimes cash. spring township police say similar incidents involving the group have been reported in chester and montgomery counties and in delaware. >> it's 4:57. a florida police department is getting national attention for posts about hurricane irma. you can say they distract from the recovery effort. >> indeed. plus a passenger on a bus catches his driver reading the newspaper. >> ♪ >> running out of money. find out who might not get their monthly check if lawmakers in pennsylvania don't come up with a budget
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dunkin' donuts. this is coffee. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> hello everyone and good morning. it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday september 13th and here's what we're following on "action news." >> new this morning from the roof, fire crews battle flames as they rip through a home in the city's tacony section. >> charges dropped. a judge tosses the criminal case against the engineer involved in the deadly amtrak derailment. >> grab that umbrella. remnants of irma will be moving through the tri-state region