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> breaking now on "action news," fire races through a philadelphia row home and an elderly resident was unable to escape. happening today, city council takes up the sugary drink tax after major changes were made to the plan. strong storms leave a path of destruction in the delaware valley while accuweather is opening the door to a breezy, cool morning. good morning, 5:30, june 9. let's go over to karen rogers in for david murphy and matt pellman has traffic. >> reporter: good morning you need to grab a sweater or sweatshirt as you head out with temperatures in the 40s. 45 in tanersville. 48 in pottstown, 46 in coatsville and kennett square. 350 degrees in warrington. 54 in center city.
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not feeling as bad in center city, itself. 51 in browns mills, 52 in hammonton, in south jersey we're in the low 50s, 51 in hockessin, 52 in dover, delaware. satellite and radar showing the powerful storms from yesterday that sparked the severe weather that's out of here, we have nothing looking toward the west at this point. we have high pressure building. we have a couple of dry, sunny quiet days, you can see that hour by hour through the day, nothing but bright sunshine, low humidity for this time of the year. 75 for the high. 7:00 a.m., 56. 9:00 a.m., about 62. you're starting off cool. 60s by 9:00 a.m. lunchtime, 69 degrees. we'll be in the upper 60s low 70s. 3:00 p.m., 74. we'll hit a high of 75 about 4:00 p.m. we'll be holding that at 5:00 p.m., 75 degrees, we're talking about another chance of a severe weather. i want to warn you about that for the weekend. i'll tell you who has the best
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chance of getting it. matt. >> reporter: i'm holding on to dry, sunny days, that sounds good. i-95 in bucks county, things have dried out nicely. overnight construction crews that have been doing the resurfacing on the ramps connecting street road with i-95 are gone. the ramps might be bumpy, because they need milling. right now traffic is getting by in all directions just fine. we're getting by fine on the vine, as well. overnight construction has cleared out. they will close it tonight at 11:00 one more time this week. traffic is not getting by in east falls, henry avenue the tree that created a mess yesterday evening is still out there. we have a downed tree in springfield township bucks county closing down lennonburg road stay on durham road. we have downed wires in westtown
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township chester county. that has reopened. 52 kennett pike gets you around the downed trees on this thursday morning. an elderly man gets trapped in a burning home in philadelphia and unable to make it out alive. annie mccormick is live on the scene the 1700 block of south taylor street in the grays ferry section, annie. >> reporter: fire crews are breaking down behind me. you can see behind the fire crews are breaking down, as terry pans to the left, you can see the home where the fire broke out earlier this morning at it is is where firefighters even with a heavy response were unable to save an elderly man found inside the home. a short time ago we did speak with the fire commissioner, he's what he had to say.
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arriving companies had a fast aggressive attack and search and rescue efforts, unfortunately they did find an elderly male who appears to have expired inside the dwelling. >> reporter: are fire crews say this was a quick-moving fire. they did have a heavy response toward it broke out around 2:00 a.m. crews arrived to heavy smoke on the first and second floor in the middle of the home. the victim was in his 90s trapped inside and later discovered in front second floor bedroom. back out here live you can see how they are breaking down. there are neighbors on either side of the home that can not be in their homes. the fire commission said he 0 hopes to get them back in here today. we were talking about a family who was in their car, the car battery died, i want to give a
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thank you to a sergeant who was able to boost the battery they are able to sit in the car with heat. there are a number of children in the car, they had to run out of the home altogether to make it out okay once they saw the heavy smoke. there's no injuries to firefighters, although a 90-year-old man did pass away in the fire. we'll have more coming up in the next half-hour, as firefighters continue to breakdown. reporting live from grays ferry, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. a scaffold collapse at a philadelphia school sends a 10-year-old boy to the hospital with minor injuries. one boy was hit in the head trying to jump off the riser before it fell. the playground is in the process of getting a makeover, we we do not know if the that's why the scaffolding was there. sugary drink tax is taking a step forward.
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it will put philadelphia on track to be the first major city to pass this sort of of tax. there are details and changes to tell you about that could lead to drama today. katherine scott is live outside city hall with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam, last night the soda tax got the greenlight from council committee, but today the amended bill will be read before the full city council. the final vote is not until next week at city hall. if the bill becomes law, philadelphia would become the first big city in the country to impose a soda tax. there need months of protests in negotiations. critics says it will hit small businesses the hardest. 1 1/2 per ounce, that's half the 3 cent rate. however it will be on sodas,
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juices, diet tens of millions will go to the fund balance which is the difference between what a city spends and what it brings in, the curve ball took people by surprise. now we're being told that the need for additional revenue to support the fund balance. that should have been talked about early on in the process. all along it was about pre-k and the kids you heard it as well as i did, it's about paying off debt service. he ought to be ashamed of himself. the amended bill will go before the full city council, the final vote is next thursday. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." thank you for that. going on to the aftermath of the storms, there's still scattered power outages in south jersey from the severe storms. a topple tree brought down
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utility lines along new albany road in cinnaminson last night. no injuries were reported. another resident described running for cover from what thelingsd sounded like a -- she said sounded like a freight train. i got to the front door and got to the basement, the windows were flopping shut, the winds were so intense. in camden, a tree crashed on a woman's carat federal and 31st street. many viewers helped us cover the story by. in northeast philadelphia, danielle showed us a tree blocking the 7100 block of when it at her lane and whitiker lane. bernie sanders will meet
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with president obama at the white house ahead of a recall in washington, d.c. the president was on the tonight show and talked about the up coming election and reminded viewers this is not realities tv that they have an important decision to make in november. i have a lot of confidence that if the american people are reminded of what is at stake you will the important issues we've got to get right they will make a good choice that's what they usually do. when asked if sanders will concede to hillary clinton now she is the party presumptive nominee, president obama said i'm sure they will have a conversation. some of the republican party biggest fundraisers and wealthiest donors will meet with donald trump today. female supporters will aim to raise $30 million.
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according to public policy polling the two tie at 44% in a head to head matchup. but trump doesn't fair quite as swell in an interesting second poll. when asked who is more qualified to be president trump for the phillie phanatic. trump lost. they didn't do the same with clinton because they are a liberal leaning poll. she may not have faired so well. offense to the fanatic, he or she because we don't know, would be a great president. the talking part might be hard. >> reporter: he is just so fuzzy. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan showing us we're dry right now, we're clear we're looking good, after severe storms we had 60 and 70-mile an hour winds. let's go outside and see what it
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looks like right now. a what a beautiful start to the day, we're loving the sunrises, nothing but sunshine out there, you can see it blazing, even though it's cool. let's look at the numbers. 41 degrees in poconos. 51 in allentown and reading. 49 in lancaster. 54 in the city. 61 in cape may. we've got our always on day planner to help you out hour by hour. we have nothing happening nothing to the immediate west that will concern us. the next couple of days we're dry and clear and low humidity. 8:00 a.m., 60 degrees, lots of sunshine. 10:00 a.m., mid 60s. lunchtime, 69 staying cool and breezy. we could have a gusty breeze at times. this afternoon, 3:00 p.m., 74. 5:00 p.m., 75 degrees, that's the high for today. temperatures kind of slowly
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rising. 75 in the city. in the lehigh valley, reaching the low 70s for the high. 72 for the high in allentown. 73 in reading, 76 in millville and dover and wilmington, 71, 74 along the coastline there. we want to look toward tomorrow. it's another day that we have wall-to-wall sunshine. sunny skies, low humidity, the winds relax. the trouble comes saturday. i want to show you future tracker 6. we're looking at 2:30 p.m., but warning you ahead. we have a strong line of storms that form in the afternoon and evening hours. this particular model has it fizzingle out as it -- fizzle -- fizzling out. camden, gloucester, cumberland,
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all the pennsylvania counties at a slight risk for severe weather saturday afternoon into saturday evening. a cool start today, 75 is the high. tomorrow, breezy and sunny, 78. beautiful day, saturday, warm and humid, we have sunshine mixing with clouds 'til the afternoon hours you saw that move west to east, afternoon and evening, the chance for severe weather 84. sunday, partly sunny, breeze, 85. comfortable, less humid. monday, windy, not as warm, 79. tuesday, wednesday, quiet again, 80 degrees for the high, wednesday, staying nice and 82. we've had a a couple of spots of severe weather in the last seven days and in the next seven days another chance of severe weather. i have a tree in my backyard to deal with. i've got a chain saw. that's not going to happen. on "action news" the dramatic car rescue that played out on live tv.
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firefighters save a driver after he crashes into a guardrail. a suspected carjacker ask not old enough to drive, and this is not his first brush with the law. >> reporter: down trees out there this morning, and traffic lights are not working city avenue at monument road. at city avenue and conshohocken avenue things look good just stopped for the lights that are working. we'll check 422 and the pennsylvania turnpike and a closure in south jersey when "action news" continues on this thursday morning. > bottle bot sounds like fun.
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taking a live look 5:47, beautiful shot of the sunrise over the commodor barry bridge. it's 54 degrees right now. getting up to 75 today. which is a bit warmer than yesterday. let's head over to matt pellman and see what it looks like if you're starting that commute good morning. >> reporter: you know who is celebrating a birthday today. our good buddy donald duck being the good disney company we are. he made his film debut june 9 in 1934, in the wise little hen, happy birthday to donald duck. coming out of the burbs, looking good on 422 and overnight construction between trooper and
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23 has cleared out. wetting word of an on the road westbound by the saint gabe's curve watch for that as you travel westbound on 422. farther west in pottstown, starting at 7:00 a.m. going to 1:00 p.m. they are working on the barrier installation again, so restrictions defense sanatog. we have a downed tree at lennonburg road. pennsylvania turnpike westbound, overnight work blocking the right lane walt whitman avenue will close in mount laurel for the paving work going on there, 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. again today. one more construction zone in
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millville blocking route 49 main street at route 47 until 7:00 a.m. stay on broad to get around that. tam. thank you, matt, a dramatic car rescue played out on live tv in mississippi. the car smashed into a guardrail in biloxi and flipped over landing inches from an embankment. a woman and two children managed to get out of the wreckage. firefighters had to rescue the driver who was pin inside. the guardrail prevented the accident from being worse. a 12-year-old wisconsin boy is facing charges in an armed carjacking. it's not his first brush with the law. police have arrested the boy 8 times since last fall. search of the charges are felony. his record recently caught the attention of the milwaukee police chief who blasted the county's pour supervision of known child offenders. a judge ordered the release
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9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow between eakens oval and sweetbrier. mass transit is on time, shuttle busing continues on the ac rail line between philadelphia and cherry hill until tomorrow morning. >> reporter: it's a cool start to the day in the suburbs in the northwest. 41 in poconos, allentown and reading, 51. 49 in lancaster. 54 in wilmington. 51 in millville. 52 in atlantic city. it's breezy, too. wall-to-wall sunshine, it's a beautiful day, cooler than average. normally we see a high of 81. today 75. 9:00 a.m., 62r a gusty breeze at times. no humidity. #-- 3:00 p.m., 74 and 5:00 p.m., 75. a high school teacher in connecticut is accused of wrestle winning male students and giving them wedgies.
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he would wrestle with boys inside their homes when he was supposed to be tutoring them. he has resign from strat for -- stafford highly, police arrested him after he tried to pay off a boy to change his story. he is charges with tampler winning a witness -- tampering with a witness and bribery.
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6:00 a.m. on this thursday, june 9 we're working on breaking news. an elderly man is dead after a fire tore through his house in philadelphia. we're live with the latest on the investigation. police hope a tip from the public will identify the men illegally dumping trash in berks county. it's spring, right. accuweather is tracking the latest on our unseasonable cool temperatures. matt pellman has traffic. and karen rogers is in for david, how does it feel outside? >> reporter: i was thinking it's kind ofri


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