tv Action News at 430 AM ABC March 21, 2017 4:30am-5:00am 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 4:30 on this tuesday march 21st. >> we're following breaking news. a killer guns down a man in philadelphia's olney section. we will have a live report from the scene. >> a driver crashes into a utility pole bringing down wires along a busy road nell up. >> fbi director confirms the investigation into a possible coordination between russia and associates of president trump during the presidential campaign. >> but first if you, let's talk about your accuweather. dave murphy has that. karen rogers is looking at your commute. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. it's no the quite as cold as it was yesterday early on. we have a couple sprinkles and
showers popping through though on storm tracker6 live double scan. some of us in the northern and western suburbs much if you're in reading or lancaster you're about to pick up some of that t-the lehigh valley just a little bit. bucks county also in some shower activity right now with more to come and then farther south southern delaware county, southern chester county and parts of south jersey and delaware also picking up a little bit of this. these are mostly light nuisance showers and they should be done after about 8 o'clock or 9 o'clock this morning. right now 45 degrees in philadelphia. yesterday we were down around the freezing mark so it's not nearly as chilly this morning. allentown 39. reading 40. 42 in wilmington and trenton. and 43 in cape may p and the winds not all that strong. single digit winds across most of the region. once we get the sun up over the horizon these winds will pick up a little bit but it's not looking like a particularly blustery today. up to 49 by noon. lots of clouds in the morning. again most of our rain tapering off after the rush hour and then 57 degrees by 3 o'clock and your high this afternoon is going to be
rather late in the day. 59 degrees at around 5 o'clock and still holding the mid-50's by 7 o'clock with some sun coming back later in the afternoon. we have a cooldown for tomorrow karen. i'll have details on that coming up in the exclusive accuweather 7-day. what you got out there. >> we've got a big accident causing problems on the schuylkill expressway as you head to the walt whitman bridge. the schuylkill expressway eastbound between passyunk and packer avenue and that that portion shut down, the ramp is closed due to an accident that happened right there near broad street. you've got to stick to oregon avenue as your alternate. you can see police blocking off that right now so you can't continue eastbound on the schuylkill expressway right now because of that accident that's creating problems right now. the on-ramp from passyunk to the schuylkill eastbound also closed in what appears to be a jackknifed tractor-trailer. you see police on the scene with this one. so stick to oregon avenue. it's a big problem affecting the schuylkill as you head towards the walt whitman bridge. also belmont avenue between rockhill road and route one, we've got this construction going in lower merion that's
causing problems from 9:00 until 3:00 you'll stick to route 23 conshohocken state road instead. live on the vine street expressway no problems and as we head one more time in cinnaminson in burlington county 130 northbound second time of the morning we're starting with problems here approaching new albany road, downed pole and wires still the issue, tam. >> thank you, karen. this story is breaking right now t a 23-year-old man shot in the head and left for dead in the olney section. his killer out there still on the loose. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at fourth and rosslyn streets with the details t good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. the victim was 23 years old. he lived a few blocks away from here and police are still trying behind this. you can see this block is still closed off here in olney. police are looking for witnesses. the crime scene unit just homicide detectives and the medical examiner remain on the scene. after 2:00 a.m. for a report gunshots at fourth and roslyn.
they found the 23-year-old victim n his back on the sidewalk. he had been shot multiple times in his torso, at least once in his head. he was pronounced dead on the scene. investigators found several spent shell casings just victim's body. >> at this time we don't havealg but based on ballistic evidence on the scene, it appears that the shooter was very close victim. >> reporter: and back here ou can see this block remains closed off. not have a motive. they do not have a description of the shooking for information at this hour. if you have any tips, homicide detectives wants ivin olney, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." h this morning a driver crashed into a utility pole on route 130 in delran.knoe pole bringing wires down across a
chase drive late last night. crews pulled the driver from the vehicle and rushed that person to the hospital.cted to be okay. police closed a portion of route 130 so pse&g up the damaged wires. pal state police say a murder-suicide v county spent her frantic last minutes pounding on a neighbor's door tryin tall 911. moments later they say 50-year-old carol zimmerman would be shot to death in that ne happened in shoemakersville yesterday at 1:00 a.m. ound gary mauer dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound. investigators say the two were zimmerman was helping mauer with estate matters after the recent death of hisother. >> ♪ >> happening today, the trial gets going for the formerheenn e university. he faces charges related to the jerry sanduskyhaspanier hado say as he nuke a harrisburg
courtroom for jury selection yesterday. the 68-year-old is accused of endangering children by mishandling child sexual abuse complaints about retired assistant football coach sandusky. spanier denies any wrongdoing. two former high ranking university officials gary schultz and tim curly struck plea deals last week and the two are expected to testify against spanier, a former colleague. >> there will not be a cinco cio de mayo celebration in philadelphia this year. organization decided to cancel the event on may fifth. they say recent immigration raids across the country are many people in the latino community feeling unsafe. >> the people come from other -- like other cities from the united states, to come to participate here, maybe on the way they get stopped and asked for any like legal papers and they don't have them. >> mayor jim kenney's office called the into us to cancel
the parade devastating saying i want our immigrant community to know we want them here. we remain committed to being a fourth amendment city and protecting these values. this would have been the event's 11th year. >> ♪ >> fbi director james comey answered a lot of congressional questions with the same nonstarter saying he couldn't talk about ongoing investigations or share classified information but he testimony confirm this stunning fact. the agency is investigating possible coordinated activity between associates of the trump campaign and russia during the election's. a were. c's janai norman has more. >> reporter: the president rallied in kentucky. >> we will make america great again. >> reporter: unphased by if the high drama on capitol hill. >> the fbi as part of our counter intelligence mission is investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election inch the
testimony from fbi director james comey offering two black eyes to the trump administration. first, revealing an ongoing investigation now in its seventh month. >> that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and russia's efforts. >> reporter: and then publically under cutting the president refuting trump's tweet "obama has wire taps in trump tower." >> director comey was the present statement that obama had his wires tapped in trump tower a true statement? >> the department has no information that supports those tweets. >> reporter: the white house still refusing to back down from the claims fired back at comey's testimony. >> investigating it and having proof of it are two different things the. >> reporter: and then quickly distanced itself from former trump campaign associates caught up in the investigation including paul manafort. >> paul manafort. >> paul manafort. >> reporter: who served as trump's campaign chairman.
>> and then obviously there's been discussion of paul manafort who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time. >> reporter: fbi director comey said the russians were "unusually loud in their intervention almost as if they didn't care the u.s. knew what they were doing." he says he believes they'll be back to meddling in the election in 2020 and possibly next year. in washington, janai norman channel6 "action news." >> the delaware department of justice is suing owners of two apartment complexes for fraud. autumn park and hidden creek commons apartments in newark are at the center of the lawsuit. the state filed suit over what it says are numerous violations of the consumer fraud act enticing tenants by offering free heat, air conditioning and 24 hour emergency repair and then failing to follow through. >> since christmas essentially we've been calling and complaining about water damage and black mold. nothing's been done. >> we were not able to
immediately reach anyone from the companies involved for comment. the state is asking the court for a cease and desist order on up to $10,000 in fines for each violation. >> it's 4:40 now and developing overnight al protest at a western pa jail gets violent. that story is coming up. >> starting today, passengers on some u.s. bound flights will not be able to carry on certain electronic devices. david. >> chilly but not as cold on the bus stop this morning with temperatures in the low 40's. not a lot of wind. lots of clouds. a couple of sprinkles and showers around. if you're dressing the kids it's probably still cool enough this morning for a little extra gear but this afternoon they can definitely go lighter. i'll have your afternoon call and the return of brisk and chilly conditions tomorrow. that's all ahead in the seven day. >> and new video shows rescuers saving a teenager who fell into an icy pond. that's up next right after the break. >> ♪
>> nearby critical response command officers yesterday afternoon. two officers first tried to reach the teen using a ladder. when that didn't work one of the officers actually crawled over to the teen and pulled him out. >> bystanders were giving us clothes. we took off some of our clothes. we got some blankets, we got some heat packs. we were trying to warm him up. >> the teen was taken to the hospital where he is in stable condition. one of the officers o partially broke through the ice but he was not hurt. second time this has happened in a matter of about three weeks in central park. >> people i guess need to accept even though it's cold out there it's no the that cold and you will fall through the ice. >> yeah, and this is the time of the year when you start tending to get thawing. dangerous situation there. storm tracker6 live double scan shows that we have nuisance showers around. i'll take a closer look at these in a second.
let's get you outside. we have cloudy skies across the region including down the shore. and you are looking at atlantic city looking north. looks like we'll get some sun later today but for now clouds and in some cases a little damp. take a look at the northern suburbs. in quakertown and allentown we have showers popping through right now. these are generally coming out of the west with a little bit of a.m. trajectory down to the southeast. hamburg out in berks county and reading just about ready to pick up a little bit of that as well. flipping down to the south it looks like areas just to the south of media and chadds ford in southern delaware county also southern chester county picking up some of this. new castle county delaware also seeing some and glassboro and elmer also beginning to pick up some of this. it looks like this immediate batch of showers only just glances through philadelphia especially down by the airport. and then farther south we go and it looks like mays landing is picking up slightly heavier cell highlighted in yellow, fortescue after that. so, little bit of off and on nuisance precipitation. that's going to last probably until about 9 o'clock or so. then it should be done.
temperature 45 degrees. winds out of the west at just 6 miles per hour. not all that strong currently and future tracker six showing you that between now and noon we statement basically cloudy. again, those sprinkles and showers mainly early. this afternoon though we start to transition to clearer skies and we will see the return of at least some sunshine later today. it's also going to be mild later. 42 trees right now. but by noon up close to 50 and 57 by 3 o'clock. looks like we'll wait until about 5 o'clock this afternoon to get that high of 59 so a nice mild stretch later today with returning sunshine. high temperatures late in the afternoon mid-50's in allentown and reading, upper 50's in trenton and philadelphia. 60 in wilmington. 56 in millville and a little bit cooler low to mid-50's down the shore o and then tomorrow well with a front getting past us and winds picking up a bit it's going to be a much different day. we'll only get up to about 40 for a high and with strong blustery winds running out of the northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour, gusting higher than that at times, our wind chills will be in the 20's tomorrow. and probably more of the same
early thursday morning. remember though spring has arrived today's average high is 54. one month all the way up to 66 so it's a quick climb we're expecting over the next 30 days or so. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, clouds giving way to sunshine today, a high of 59 degrees. windy and cooler tomorrow. we'll go with a high of 41 but it will feel like it's in the 20's much of the time. sunny and chilly on thursday, 46. back to 53 on friday with clouds building during the day and perhaps a late day shower, not a big deal there. saturday ahead of an approaching cold front, man, beautiful. partly sunny, very warm, and we're now going to go for a high of 70 on saturday. make your plans. then we get into sunday and we've got cloudy and rainy conditions, 53 degrees there. and mostly cloudy on monday back to 48. remember, when we're no the on the air you can always get the latest weather information by going to 6abc.com/weather. this afternoon doesn't look bad. >> no,. >> i'll take it. >> all right. so, we'll take it. all right, happening today,
passengers on some u.s. bound flights from north africa and the middle east will have to check most of their electronic devices laptops ipads cameras and other electronic gear will not be allowed as carry-ons starting today. the ban applies to nonstop flights from the u.s. from 10 international airports including chiro jordan istanbul and dubai. homeland security and the t.s.a. will not be specific about why this precaution is being taken. >> developing this morning protesters go into the a scuffle with a police officer outside the allegany county jail in pittsburgh. authorities say about 20 protesters smashed windows and shot off fireworks last night. a police officer suffered a shoulder injury after getting into a scuffle with some of the protesters. at least 11 of the protesters were taken into custody. others took off running. >> it's 4:47. and karen rogers will give us a live look at the roads up next. >> a local friendly's restaurant is making it easier to get food and sweet treats with a new drive-through.
as we look live here. this is the schuylkill expressway and the schuylkill is shut down between passyunk and broad street. we've got an accident. the action cam headed to the scene right there and it's involving a box truck that is kind of facing sideways across the roadway so an accident on the schuylkill expressway shutting it down between passyunk and broad street where that accident is right now. so, you can get on a little bit later if you take the platt bridge. you can get on right there. but it's causing problems this morning on the schuylkill as you try to head towards the walt whitman bridge were you that big closure and here you could see police set up with blocking that ramp right now so a big problem on the schuylkill. you could stick to oregon avenue as your alternate to get around that. schuylkill expressway eastbound shut down between passyunk and broad street. an accident involving a box truck. facing sideways across the road. a mess of a situation right now. stick to oregon avenue. big problems as you're heading eastbound trying to get towards the walt whitman bridge. meanwhile looking live outside on the vine street expressway, some of your roads a little bit damp but not causing a major problem. no overnight construction there.
it's our second morning we have a problem on 130. another issue in new jersey in burlington county were it some and downed wires. this time it's at new albany road, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. taking a look now at business, some interesting news. expect month are traffic at the airport this spring. airlines for america expects 145 million people to travel between march and april 30th. that's up 4 percent from last year. they say fares have gone lower and people have morehouse hold wealth so they're taking more trips. credit card applications are down by 55 percent for wells fargo. the numbers for last month show the biggest decline since the scandal erupted for the bank last september. wells fargo employees were found to be trying to meet sales targets by opening millions of bank and credit card accounts without customer authorization. the major stock indices were flat on monday. the dow lost eight points. this morning though futures seem to be pointing to a higher open. and friendly's has opened its first drive through location in the garden state. you can get a fribble or a
sunday without leaving your car on route 38 in marlton. the first friendly's drive through opened in massachusetts in 2013. >> "dancing with the stars" kicked off it's 24th season last night. celebrities took to the stage to show off their dance moves. rashaad jennings and simone biles ended the night with the highest scores while snl star chris cat tan fell flat for the judges. the contestant with the lowest score sr voted off. be bbe sure to cast your vote in case you would like to vote for mr. t. >> chris kattan knew it was not his thing. a suspected dui crash along columbus boulevard injures two people. >> a dog and boy connected through a skin condition finally meet. their stories coming up next.
>> from our delaware news room police arrested a suspected drunk driver who passed out at a mcdonald's drive through. it happened at the restaurant in dover at 1:00 a.m. on saturday. police took 21-year-old octavio lopez into custody without incident. police say this is his third dui. >> a boy from arkansas took a special trip to oregon to meet a dog that has the same rare
skin disorder. eight-year-old carter blanchard and brody the dog have vitiligo. they have communicated online for about a year. the boy's mother says rowdy has helped carter come to love his skin. the dog is nearly 14. the families decided not to wait any longer so the boy and the dog finally got to meet up this week. carter lovers his four legged friend but says rowdy needs more spots. >> he needs some on his back. [laughter] >> it was life changing to are him and it changed his childhood for the better and it was a gift i couldn't give him. >> the senior dog suffered a seizure on sunday. generous people online are raising money for his medical attention. >> hope the dog will be okay. touching story. >> very touching. >> 4:57 and it's something that might give you nightmares. a giant chicken. >> it's a huge chicken. >> it's big. that's coming up in the
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> googood morning everyone its 5 o'clock on this tuesday march 21st and here's what's happening. >> we're following two breaking stories. first up, a man dead on the street in olney, should the to death. >> and a serious accident in south philadelphia sends two people to the hospital. >> cino