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>> good morning, everyone, it is 5:00 a.m. thursday, may 7. breaking this morning. >> we're gathering images of the tornados this ripped through the nation's heartland. >> a bad crash has snarled traffic on i-95. karen rogers is staking a look at that. >> there's a manhunt underway for a prison inmate. we'll tell you how he made his great escape. >> weather and traffic with david and karen good morning. >> reporter: weather cool down but we're warming up today
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we'll do it with a fair amount of sunshine and partly sunny skies, the precipitation from yesterday is out of here. 59 degrees is the current temperature in philadelphia. 55 in allentown. these numbers cooler than yesterday to start out, as we roll through the day we'll see improvement. on the backup, comfortable conditions, winds are light with the partly cloudy skies temperatures moving from the 50s to the. 80 degrees is the high all the way up to 5:30 and then we're back to 78 degrees, look what happens between now and mother's day it keeps getting worst. keep the medication in use over the next several times. >> reporter: what are the roads looking like, we have a big
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problem on i-95, a serious accident fire crews police flashing lights, only the right lane gets by, i-95 southbound approaching girard you're already at this hour jammed from approaching allegheny to approaching girard with this accident blocking a good three lanes, some of the trucks are having a hard time creating a jamup on i-95 southbound. construction is clear on the vine, all lanes reopened, very light volume here. we have an accident from the overnight hours involving a police cruiser and police are on the scene investigating right now. you want to watch for that. the accident itself happened at 2:30 you may see crews at 58th and woodland in southwest philadelphia. it was affecting the route 11 trolley. it was shuttle busing, but
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running now on regular service. use elmwood avenue. 25 both ways north of the new jersey new jersey turnpike construction all the there for the another hour. >> tornado alley endures the worst outbreak of twisters so far this season. >> dozens of scenes you see behind us right now broke out in the nebraska, oklahoma and kansas and texas. a dozen people from a trailer park were taken to local hospitals with injuries. one hit a zoo in gradey county oklahoma. the storms brought really heavy rain. a flash flood warning in effect for central oklahoma. >> a philadelphia neighbors are about to realize their vehicles are now smashed. part of an unwanted demolition derby.
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katherine scott is live near the scene in tacony section. >> reporter: matt it's a mess, the car flipped over, several parked cars were damaged. the police say the 22-year-old driver is in stable condition at the hospital. neighbors say there was a passenger in the car that collected something and took off. they know he was there because this was captured on is you surveillance foot annual. let's go to the surveillance footage. car comes speeding down the street. it hits the chevy and flips over hitting the white pick up truck the chevy was thrown forward hitting a trail blazer, the driver suffered head neck and back injuries and is in stable condition at the hospital. neighbors said they saw a passenger collect something an take off. they heard the boom and ran outside to see the damage, the driver didn't want to go to the hospital.
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he was told he should because he was bleeding, you can see in a police remain on the scene as they are collecting all the evidence. they are looking at the damage, they are assessing the damage. one neighbor said her car is damaged she is not going to work today she's going to stay home and call the insurance company and get the repairs done. it is 5:05, new this morning, gunfire left a man in critical condition in north philadelphia overnight. it happened on the 2900 block of north 4th street before 2:00 a.m. police say the 19-year-old man was shot twice. they found 1 shell casings at the scene. no word on systems or motive. a prisoner escaped from southwest philadelphia and remains on the loose this morning. singletary is wanted for three gunpoint robberies. he was arrested out of state and being transported from philadelphia international airport last night by a private subcontractor, they put him in the back of a white kia but
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they never turned over the child safety lock he was ain't to jumped out of the back seat handcuffed. he was last seen near 56th and osage avenue. >> the state of pennsylvania has classified a delaware county borough as a distressed county. colwyn has to turnover it's finance to an independent agency. water ran on to ash born road. the water main break cut off pressure to ten homes for hours. water service has been restored. >> let's talk about accuweather
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what you can expect on this thursday. warmth is coming back. >> reporter: warmer conditions, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us the spotty shower activity is gone, as we look outside we're expecting a fair amount of sunshine today mixing with a few clouds, as you take a look at that camera not moving much, winds are light this morning and probably staying that way through the day. 59 in philadelphia. 55 in allentown and 55 in millville and 54 in sea isle city, these numbers are cooler than yesterday but with the light winds not too bad. there was the rain from yesterday, passing on to the south. we have a front off to the north as we go later on today. even though there are clouds in play we are expecting fairly bright conditions and warmer conditions this afternoon. partly sunny and warmer in the lehigh valley getting up to 80, after a lot of areas in south
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mountain and lehigh valley saw the 60s. down the shore 71 degrees, the farther south you go along the coast, there's a chance you hold in the 60s sea isle and cape may. partly sunny and milder at the shore. in philadelphia. 80 partly sunny above average temperatures winds out of the southeast 4 to 8 miles per hour. as we roll through the day. 60 degrees, cool by 8:00 a.m. 68 by 11:00. we spend the afternoon pretty much near that high of 80 from start to finish, 79 degrees by 2:00. 80 degrees between 3 and 4:00 p.m. back to 79 by 5:00 p.m. with general partly sunny skies tomorrow, sunny and warm again with the high temperature up to 85. a little cooler at the shore high pressure in control. winds on the light side. we'll be on the look out for this low pressure center continuing to develop and strengthennen over the south
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carolina and north carolina coastline. this has a 60% chance of becoming our first named storm. season. ana looks like it will go off the coast and not have an quact quact -- quact -- impact on us. partly sunny and 80. the dad vail regatta coverage begins on saturday afternoon with karen and matt and other friends from the station here. there's a slight chance of a pop-up shower, but most of the area is dry on saturday. mother's day warm, 87 degrees, sun and clouds for mom. on monday, this is when the next front arrives and there's the possibility of afternoon showers popping up as that warm front moves through. 86 degrees is the high there and tuesday mostly cloudy and 835. a cold front is going to come at us from the west on tuesday
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that could fire up a couple of stronger thunderstorms at least in spots on tuesday afternoon and evening. we'll be ready, thank you, david. 5:10, next and new this morning, two police officers run into fiery smoke-filled apartments to pull several young children out of safety. lesean mccoy is a buffalo and has eagles on his mind he claims his former coach is making moves due to race. >> we're jammed, details on the jam up coming up. mcdonald's is bring back a character for for the purpose of the first time since 20 -- owe for the first time since 2002, he looks a little different. that's later in the morning buzz.
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>> welcome back you're taking a live look here, down the shore into atlantic city, 5:13 right now, 60 degrees, shaping up from a weather standpoint of being a nice thursday. i-95 still a problem? >> reporter: things change quickly in traffic. we had a major accident on i-95 brocking -- blocking the three left lanes that just cleared. the delay has cleared quickly. that wouldn't happen at 7:30, but at this hour it was easy to make that happen. southbound was jammed from approaching pail again to girard -- approaching allegheny to girard. it has cleared. let's take a look at the other issues around the area. construction on the northeast
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extension northbound between lansdale and quakertown. we have construction blocking the right lane, southbound blocking the left lane. you have two different crews on the northeast extension. new jersey, burlington county crews on 38 at church road that's blocking the right lane and the shoulder they should be out there for another 45 minutes. time to check the waze app bucks county booger is a member of the "action news" traffic team. 535 in millville. we have a decent start to the day, another warm one today's high 80 degrees a touch warmer with partly sunny skies. two police officers helped
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save the lives of several residents of a burning apartment complex. run ran into a pitch black-smoke filled apartment and help lead a mother and two young children outside. ment other officer rescued twins. you can see her in this photo running across the street with one of them in her arms. the officers were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. police in missouri say a man was charged with murdering a college student. taylor clark was trying to sell his 2007 nissan, his body was found the property of a truck driver training company. police say a 24-year-old employee of the company killed the college student and tried to hide the body and went back to work. the employee is charged with first degree murder. a state of emergency is no longer in effect in baltimore. the governor lifted the order
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after last week's riots. state police and national guard were called in to help local officers enforce a citywide curfew. loretta lynch is considering a request from baltimore's mayor of a federal probe of the police department and whether or not officers have discriminated and used excessive force. eagles have signed three of their draft picks former eagles lesean mccoy threw a bomb into the eagles nest. mccoy who was traded to buffalo suggested eagles coach chip kelly makes moves due to a player's race. he wants the full control you see how fast he got rid of all the good players especially the good black players. kelly has parted ways with mccoy and jackson and trent coal.
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he brought in three other black players. even though ryan howard homered and ben revere had a career high triple, and double. they continue their home stand with the mets. a new study tracks how many american children are bullied because they are gay. >> reporter: shorts and ts on the kids especially on the way home from school, we'll have the day planner forecast and we'll check out if there's any additional chance of severe weather across the nation for those you twrarvel -- traveling that's up next.
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parachutes slowed the dissent they hope to have manned missions in two years. >> reporter: looking live from camden construction blocks the right lane, westbound toward center city. patco is running thursday truck work schedule. don't 0 forget that. new castle county, the ramp from i-95 northbound is closed for construction until june 2. >> reporter: it's cooler than yesterday, but winding up warmer in the afternoon. in the 50s across the region. 6 2 by 9 and 80 by 3:00 p.m. winds very, very light. in the single digits, a pretty pleasant day overall. checking out the national view, you can see the tornado watch box we had yesterday. there's a thunderstorm watch box near dallas, texas. if you look at the chance of
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severe weather, of course we had all the midwest tornados yesterday and there's a chance of tornados today from minneapolis, omaha wichita and the heart of oklahoma and much of texas. if you're traveling to the midwest, you dent e definitely want to keep your eyes on the airline announcements. no precipitation in most of the frequentlily traveled destinations. picking up milk for the family was simple. white, whole milk was all that you had but not any more. ali gorman sort auto the options. >> reporter: head down the milk aisle and the options are endless. which is the healthiest. what if you're trying to lose weight. i talked to an expert about what's best for you find out on
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"action news" today starting at 4:00 p.m. >> a new study finds gay and bisexual children are more likely to be bullied as they grow up. it's the first large u.s. study to look at the problem. researchers asked public school students about bullying in the 5th, 7th and 10th grade. 4300 students said they were bullied, but 630 gay and bisexual children suffered a lot more. abuse included threats being hit and name calling and exclusion. a big part of organic food is going after the millennial market. >> reporter: topping america's money, a new discretion for whole foods they open a lower cost chain next year, they will be hip and tech oriented, more details are expected in september. >> staying on the tech front
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here, so-called tablet is bigger than a normal phone and smaller than a tablet is on the rise. iphone 6 plus is leading the way. >> we're following breaking stories for 5:30 a.m. including new tornado destruction in the plain states. an out-of-control car flipped over and slammed into several parked cars overnight. a live report at 5:30 a.m. tell her everything you love about her with charmed memories from kay jewelers. featuring collections like mother and child open hearts, disney and disney frozen. at kay, the number--one jewelry store in america. and she will be the best mom... ever. ♪
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glks voters inner britain cast their vote in the national election. prime minister cameron conservative neither party looks like that will win a majority of 660 seats. it may take weeks to forge a workable government. mcdonald's used to have a cast of characters, ronald mcdonald they don't promote any more. they used to have they are going to bring him back, he is still going around
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taking hamburgers from people. people are ridiculing this at times, while at times i think people think it's a great idea. they are bringing him back in a commercial where the suburban dad promotes the new hamburg. >> he looks like the guy who could use a hamburg. we're following breaking news severe storms strike the central and southern plains leaving homes and businesses destroyed. >> the philadelphia mayor's race has reached a boil. it's not between the candidates. it involves the mayor himself.
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behind a path of destruction on a philadelphia street and we have the video. yet another breaking story this is in southwest philadelphia where a does an slammed into a police suv. the officer was hurt. >> good morning everyone 5:30, let's goat to dave and karen weather and traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everybody we're off to a cooler start, want to wind up warmer this afternoon, you can see there's plenty of sunshine in play, there are some clouds overhead, but we expect sunny conditions and fairly bright conditions this afternoon. 60 in wilmington, 55 in a lotten town the numbers run -- allentown, the numbers running cooler than yesterday. the wind are light very comfortable. between 6 and 8:00 a.m. moving from the mid 50s to # -- 60s. yesterday we were in the 70s 60 by 8:00 a.m. noon, 7 # and


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