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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. it's 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday, march 29th. tam is off. alicia vitarelli joins us. >> we are following a developing story this morning. police in south jersey have a key he piece of evidence as they look for the driver in a deadly hit and run. >> a farmer rescues several animals from a overnight fire in delaware. >> u.s. capitol police say the man who they shot after he pulled a gu gun on them was already on their raid. >> a quick look at the accuweather forecast and traffic with david and karen. good morning. >> you probably heard those winds roaring through the region last night. they're still somewhat windy
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this morning. satellite shows a little bit of high cloud cover but we expect that to be exiting the region fairly quickly this morning especially after the sun gets up over the hors. 50 degrees in philadelphia currently which isn't too bad we expect that number to dip over the next several hours and we could get down to the mid 40's. we're throughout the day in allentown and reading. 48 in trenton, 47 wilmington, 48 in millville and 50 currently in cape may, new jersey. and the winds even though they've died back a little bit are still noticeable. these aren't gusts, these are sustained winds. 21 miles per hour in philadelphia and then the teens in wilmington and allentown and trenton and millville, still 21 up in reading so a little blustery this morning on the bus stop and also chilly. as i said we have a chance of being back down into the mid 40's under mainly clear skies with some of those high clouds around early but thinning out fairly quickly. as we roll through the day, 45 degrees by 9 o'clock, 48 by 11 o'clock and we'll be a little bit cooler this afternoon only going up to a high of 57 degrees. that will probably strike fairly late at around 3:30 or
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4 o'clock so windy an bit cooler today. and our pollen count is back up to medium high levels today and staying more or less medium high or high for the next several days right toward the weekend. karen rogers will have that workday call, we do have milder air coming in later in the week. those details coming up from accuweather. what do you got? >> for now those winds are howling and hoping to dry out the roads after yesterday morning's rain. looking live on 422 westbound at 23 just some construction that's out here this morning. you see the flashing lights out here, they're blocking its left lane so look for the construction crews out there. eastbound as well. and you can see one disabled right thervehicle right there a. something we're watching on 422. now looking at the vine street expressway, things are looking good. overnight we've got no problems on the vine. looking nice and clear at the moment here. and this tree downed tree is clear on rockland road. it was an issue betweeny between adams dam road and
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kirk road. traffic looking a lot better. >> following breaking news this morning. an egyptair plane was highjacked while flying from the egyptian coastal see of alexandria to the capitol of cairo. the plane landed this morning at an airport on the southern coast of cypress an aisle happened nation in the mediterranean. the highjacker has been identified as an egyptian man and officials fear he is wearing a suicide belt. now, most of the passengers have been released from the plane but the airline says at least four foreigners and the flight crew remain on board during negotiations. stay with "action news" as we continue to follow this breaking news. a highjacking of an egyptair plane throughout the morning. and developing this morning, a south jersey driver struck a man with such force his body ended up in the parking lot of a burger king and then that driver kept going but left behind key evidence. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the
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scene of the hit and run along route 130 in pennsauken. >> reporter: one man died and the search is on for the driver. so far police haven't released a detailed description of the vehicle but we do know that it will have heavy front end damage. if you take a look right now you can see route 130 is opened this morning here in pennsauken and had been closed for hours overnight for this police investigation. police say a man was crossing right around here on route 130 near browning road around 11:30 last night when this happened. according to police, he made it out to the median before being struck by a vehicle traveling southbound. the man was then thrown across the southbound lanes and he landed in a burger king parking lot and was pronounced dead at the scene. police were here for -- looking for evidence and recovered a front bumper from the striking vehicle. again we don't have a description of the vehicle but it will have front end damage. there are also a lot of
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businesses around here and the hope is that there are some surveillance cameras that police can pull some footage of to provide more information about what exactly happened here last night. we're live in pennsauken, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." alicia. >> all right, katherine, thank you. new this morning, flames broke out inside a sheep barn in new castle county, delaware. a farmer on the ground noticed smoke on the cranston heights property just before midnight. he he was able to rescue about a dozen animals. the barn sits on an historic property from the 1700's now operated as green bank mill a living history museum. dozens of bricks broke off a building and crashed onto north broad street overnight. fortunately it happened at an hour when there weren't a lot of people outside. no one was hurt. building inspectors are on the scene in north philadelphia now to determine a cause. police closed off the sidewalk and one lane of broad street so the crews can clean up the debris. matt. >> a south jersey man is now
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charged with aggravated assault in connection with a viral video showing a violent attack on a teenager. police say 26-year-old pau 26-yd cojocaru. police won't detail the motive but say the pair are acquaintances. >> no family member, it's not that they are always hanging out together. i believe they have a mutual friend is where they were the night it happened. >> attorney vincent v ride. lmore tells "action news" his client is a fitness enthusiast not a mixed martial arts fighter. he released a statement saying he's very remorseful and was overreacting to something that happened at a 3 a.m. party. police say the 17-year-old victim is okay and not in danger. >> the american airlines co-pilot who was taken off of a flight to philadelphia this weekend has been charged with operating under the influence.
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50-year-old john maguire was escortd from his plane at detroit metropolitan airport and officials canceled that flight. it turns out maguire is from chadds ford. ly. >> a tennessee man is in custody this morning facing charges that he pulled a gun at a visitor checkpoint at a time u.s. capitol complex. police opened fire shooting and wounding the man. he is identified as 66-year-old larry dawson and is no stranger to capitol police. abc's megan hughes explains why. >> reporter: chaos in the capitol. captured on bystanders' cell phones as shots rang out. visitors and hill staffers were told to protect themselves or flee to safety. doors in the capitol barricaded. >> we were just told get down on the floor and we were lying on the floor for about 15, 20 minutes. >> it was like hell broke loose. it was police everywhere, guns drawn, people running and
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screaming. >> reporter: spring break visitors swarmed the streets outside. so did armed police. it all went down at the capitol visitor's center, the first point of teen into the capitol complex for tourists. a man approached the conveyor belt and screening machine when suddenly there was a weapon. >> the individual drew what appeared to be a weapon and pointed it at officers. an officer fired and struck the suspect. >> reporter: the suspect identified as 66-year-old larry dawson was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment. an innocent bystander, a woman about 40 years old was also injured. police say they found the weapon on the scene. dawson's truck was also being searched and towed away from the capitol. he's been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer while armed. dawson had previous run ins with capitol police. a judge told him to stay away after he # interrupted a session of the house last fall shouting that he was prophet. at a time when terrorism concerns are high, capitol
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police are stressing they believe this was a criminal act by a single person and nothing more. the capitol visitor's center will be opened as usual this morning. megan hughes, abc news, washington. >> happening today, president barack obama will address the heroin and prescription drug epidemic that is sweeping the country. the obama administration will issue a proposed rule today that aims to increase medication based treatment for people addicted to opioids. in addition, 60 medical schools will committee to increased training for prescribing opioids. deaths linked to those drugs soared more than 29,000 in 2014. that is the highest number on record. septa says it does not need to hike fares even as the transit agency plans to increase its spending by 3 percent. in its proposed $1.4 billion budget, septa says it will be able to maintain its current routes as well. much of this is because of cost savings from reduced fuel needs as many buses have been
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replaced with diesel electric hybrids. the transit authority will hold public hearings in all five counties the final week in april if you want to weigh in. >> 4:40. we'll be right back with more "action news." a pennsylvania woman faces animal cruelty charges for shooting two roosters and explains why she did it. >> firefighters rescue a driver whose car got stuck dangling high up on a utility pole in tennessee. we've got the scene. david. >> it's a little windy and in some neighborhoods kind of cool with temperatures in the mid 40's so some kids depending on how it feels as they head out the door might want a slightly heavier jacket. this afternoon they can probably ease it back a bit. we'll have that afternoon call, the wind profile for this afternoon, that's still an issue and do we see sun or clouds today? all of that is coming up. >> ♪
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>> did you heary those winds howling last night? gusty winds were strong enough to topple a metal billboard noelle bristol bucks county. that, in turn, took down some
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power lines and utility poles. it happened at 7 o'clock last night along airport road and runway road. no power outages were reported but i'll tell you it did keep me up a little bit. >> i heard it last evening certainly right before i went to bed. you might still want to be careful a little debris other roadways this morning because the winds are still somewhat blustery. storm tracker6 live double can shows you we're dry unlike yesterday morning when we were dealing with pockets of heavy rain. as we take a look outside see if that camera is shaking a little bit down in atlantic city. yeah, sure enough you see a little bit of that wind and the effect of it. winds in the teens across most of the region and in some cases the 20's. 50 degrees in philadelphia and as we take a look down the pike here, yeah, winds out of the west-northwest at 21 miles per hour currently in philadelphia and still remain somethingwhat blustery today. temperatures are a little on the cool side. in allentown and reading in the mid 40's. 48 in trenton. still holding onto 50 in philadelphia although i expect there number to dip a little bit over the next couple hours. 47 degrees in wilmington, 48
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in millville and 50 in cape may, new jersey. and satellite shows that you there's still a little bit of high cloud cover in play but i do think that over the next couple hours this is largely going to evaporate and we should transition to mostly sunny skies pretty quickly. but a big part of the story today will be the winds. not as strong as they were last night but running 15 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 or so. so, watch out for the debris on the roads as i just mentioned. temperatures today a little bit cooler, 45 degrees by 8 o'clock, 46 by 10 o'clock. by noon, 51 and then we're up to 56 degrees by 3 o'clock. late this afternoon around 3:30 or 4:00 we'll probable hit 57 before starting to dip back to the mid-50's by 5 o'clock. 57 is going to be your high in philadelphia. 58 wilmington, 52 later on today in allentown. 53 in reading. 56 in trenton. 58 in millville and if you're down the shore in cape may, you could look for a high temperature around 54 degrees. as we take a look at tomorrow, little slice of nice for you. the winds are going to relax as high pressure will be slowly gliding past us and
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beneath that high you always get less wind. lots of sunshine beneath the high as well and we'll bump that number back up to about 60 for a high tomorrow afternoon. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 57 degrees is today's high. windy and cooler, although not as windy as yesterday. still i'd be careful of some debris on roadways as we mentioned and then wednesday sunny and cool, less wind, a high of 60 degrees. and on thursday we've got a frontal boundary coming at us and that high going off the coast. those two features will encourage a southerly flow and that's going to bounce up our numbers. 72 degrees is your high. however, with the front approaching clouds will increase and late in the day or at night we do expect some rain arriving. some of that will spill into friday especially in the morning. rain could be a little steady at times. breezy conditions then building and it still looks like we'll get up to about 70 in the afternoon with the likely return of some sunshine. behind that front, though, we are going to see breezy and cooler conditions arrive for the weekend. a high of just 57 on saturday. a spotty shower certainly not a washout on saturday and then
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sunday sunny and chilly with a high of only 49 and then it now looks like we'll be down around there for monday as well. remember any time we're not on the air you can always check out the latest weather information, forecast information, radar, it's all on there, on >> you got it. >> okay. >> thanks, david. a police report is giving some answers as to how this car became stuck on a utility pole in tennessee hanging 8 feet in the air. ly it happened late friday night when a police report states the driver exceeded the 30 miles per hour speed limit. maybe really exceeded it. the car went off wrote way traveled up along a guide wire and struck the utility pole where it got stuck. it took firefighters nearly two hours to free the driver. the 56-year-old woman suffered minor injuries and no charges have been filed so far. >> a high speed chase in texas became a rescue operation after the suspect jumped into the muddy river and then got
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stuck. police say the suspect swam for awhile. it took officers about an hour to get him out. police found two shot guns and drugs in the truck he was driving. >> a schuylkill county woman faces animal cruelty charges for killing two roosters. she says she did it because they woke her up. the two roosters were donated to the pioneer tunnel coal mine tourist attraction in ashland about a year ago. police say 21-year-old jena kaso was sleeping when she heard the roosters crowing just after 6:00 a.m. last week. they say she shot the birds three times. police say they previously never had any complaints about the roosters. >> poor little guys. they were just doing their job. >> doing what they do. >> still to come questions surround the arrest avenue postal worker in new york city. we'll have video of the incident next. >> later why a little boy sprinted onto the court to hug
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a basketball star.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back, everybody. how you doing on a tuesday? we made it through one day. try to get this week started here. looking at the boulevard this is your southbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill. very light volume. yesterday we were dealing with all that rain. not the case today.
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roads are dry but your car might be blowing around a little bit because it is very windy out there. let's take a live look outside at 422 at 23. we still have the crews out there on the scene. you see penndot with the arrow boards blocking the left lanes but they should be wrapping up pretty shortly but crews still out here at the moment. overall on the big pictures speeds mostly in the 50. looking at the blue route, schuylkill, i-95 pretty good shape so no big problems yet. we have some construction. three left lanes are blocked until 5:00 a.m. on i-95 northbound past 141. so, watch for that construction. that will cause a little bit of an issue at this early hour. other than that of course we've got light volume and you're moving okay, alicia. >> alall right, karen thank you. a new york city police commissioner says an investigation is under way after officers arrested a postal worker. the march 17th confrontation was captured on cell phone video. it shows four plainclothes officers and a lieutenant arresting postal worker glen graves.
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graves says he was delivering mail when an unmarked police car nearly hit him. he says he shouted something at the car and the officers then stopped and demand identification. graves ended up handcuffed and in the back of that unmarked police car. >> americans targeted by cops. i thought it would be even different if i put the eagle on my chest and go to work every day. situations will be looked at different, i'll be looked at different but obviously i wasn't. >> police have also gathered surveillance video from the time of that incident as part of their investigation. >> now for your first look at business at the big board. wawa is looking to hire more than 5,000 new workers over the next three months and every single store has openings. the chain is looking for full and part-time employees. wawa is also raising its minimum wage to $10 an hour on monday. temple university has selected an architect for its proposed $126 million football
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stadium. university officials have pronounced moody nolan. the firm has worked on several other college stadiums including those at penn and state ohio state. the major stock indices mixed on monday. the dow gained little bit, 19 points. right now futures are flat. twitter's live streaming application periscope has reached an impressive milestone. more than 200 million broadcasts have been streamed on it so far. that doubles from 100 million broadcasts in january, just two months ago. >> wow. >> periscope has only been around for a year. >> pretty cool stuff. new this morning, police are looking for a driver who crashed into a tractor-trailer on i-95 overnight and then ran off. we have details coming up. >> popular nascar driver plans to help concussion research after he dies. the story when "action news" continues.
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>> fire raced up the side of a high-rise tower in the united emirates last night. the flames quickly spread to app second building. hundreds of residents were evacuated. only minor injuries have been reported. officials say they've brought the fire under control. this comes three months after a similar blaze at a hotel in dubai on new year's eve. a popular nascar driver plans to donate his brain to science. dale end heart jr. hopes to help concussion research. nascar has mandatory baseline
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concussion testing but the policy has only been in effect since 2014. >> a young fan called his own press on basketball star carmello anthony. the little boy sprinted onto the court to embrace the new york nick last night. the team had blown a 10-point lead on the new orleans pelicans. maybe the boy thought that carmello needed a hug. he patted him on the head and kept him in place until the referee directed the child back to the seats. >> sixers could use multiple -- >> lots of hugs. >> yeah. >> time right now 4:57. still ahead and all new on "action news" the secret service squashes hopes of gun rights advocates who were planning to attend this year's gop convention in cleveland with guns in hand. >> a shocking video from inside a classroom shows substitute teacher having a meltdown right in front of his students. this is a video you won't want to miss coming up next.
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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 tuesday, march 29th. tam is off. alicia vitarelli joins us and we're following several breaking stories. >> we've learned new details this morning just in the last few minutes about a scare in the air. a highjacked airliner full of passengers makes an emergency landing in cyprus. >> a driver takes off after stopping and killing a man on a south jersey highway. we're live with the search. >> after a windy start to the work week more sun will peek through today.


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