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>> good morning everyone, 6:00 a.m., thursday, april 20. we're following breaking news, firefighters have gotten control of a blaze that broke out at a lehigh valley funeral home. a man walking down the street in a philadelphia neighborhood is shot in the leg and he has no idea where the bullet came from. >> let's look at sky6 live hd the view of the commodore barry bridge. it's going to be warmer today, we could see showers. >> we're tracking some right now, let's turn to karen rogers in for david murphy and matt pellman good morning. >> reporter: starting to feel damp out here, but not drizzling just yet.
we're tracking showers north and west of philadelphia. doylestown, quakertown and allentown and gettysburg we have showers working their way through. you want to grab the umbrella for the morning commute. you'll see showers passing through. satellite and radar showing we have the clouds once again today and some showers that will be coming through especially this morning. look at the numbers, though, it's mild today. temperatures about ten degrees warmer than yesterday. 51 in quakertown. pottstown, warminster, where you're getting the showers right now. 54 in malvern. 56 in center city. in new jersey in the suburbs, 52 in browns mills, 53 in cinnaminson. 53 in hammonton, 59 in woodbine. 59 in dover, delaware. you see the winds out of the southwest today allowing the temperatures to bump up today well above average. 75 for the high. 8:00 a.m., we'll see showers around and clouds 57. by 11:00 a.m., 64, dry, by 2:00.
71 there will be breaks of sunshine here and there in the afternoon. warm high of 75 at 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., 69 degrees, couple of showers or thunderstorms late tonight and into tomorrow morning, i'll show you what it looks like on future tracker 6 coming up in just a couple of minutes. , you know how i love discussing improving situations. that's what we've got in wilmington. last time i showed you the map we were looking at single-digit speeds on 495 now we're up to 61 miles per hour indicating that the construction is out of there in the northbound lanes, we can cross it off the list which is so fulfilling. also in delaware we're watching a crash blocking the southbound lanes of 301, 299 warwick road in middletown stay local on main and broad as alternates. in south jersey there's a truck fire in burlington.
richards run block saturday. stick with 130 or neck road to get around that. we're getting used to the inner closures on the benjamin franklin parkway causing congestion yesterday and we expect it today. not bad on the vine or i-95 or the boulevard. we have a crash in the westbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway close to the conshohocken curve. all that is left is the police officer on the shoulder. westbound is sluggish, but both lanes are open on this thursday morning. >> breaking right now, a persistent fire at a funeral home in the lehigh valley. fire crews are having a tough time putting it out for good. jennifer joyce is live at east main street and route 100 in macungie. jennette? >> reporter: well, minutes ago they were able to get control of this, i asked a gentleman here if they were done, he said we are far from done we're still working on the fire. there are still stubborn hot
spots they are working on. it's centered on the third floor of the funeral home. the back portion of the building is residential, so they tell me they believe it started on the third floor which is an residential area. it started at 2:30 a.m. on east main street. a mixture of businesses and apartments. initially they were concerned that the fire would spread to the neighboring businesses as well as the apartments. they were able to prevent that from happening pretty early on, but again it took quite sometime to get control of this. take a listen to what the residents said. >> the flames looked like they were going up, it didn't look like they were spreading out. for a a little bit though, it was going pretty hard. >> alls i saw was the cops, they parked out in front of my house, i was like what is going
on, all of a sudden the fire trucks came. >> reporter: firefighters will be here for a little longer working on the hot spots. the cause of the fire is unknown at this point. reporting live in macungie, jennifer joyce channel 6 "action news." >> -- jeanette reyes. >> a man was shot in the leg while walking in the crescentville neighborhood. the 29-year-old victim told police he didn't see who shot him. he is in stable condition. police are checking air surveillance cameras for clues. happening today, prosecutors and defense attorneys will set the stage in camden offering up opening statements on a father accused of killing his outcome son to make it easier to be with a teen girlfriend. david creato's son brendan was found in a wooded area in 2015.
prosecutors say he killed his son because the boy was getting in the way of his relationship with his younger girlfriend. burlington county prosecutors have formally charge a pennsauken man with murder. simmons and myers approached 30-year-old eric thomas back on january 21 near east broad and library streets in burlington city. they say simmons shot and killed thomas, simmons and myers ran off. they were arrested hours later. myers was charged with aggravated assault. >> it took a jury less than three hours to find eric frein guilty of the murder of a state police corporal and attempted murder of a trooper. he was captured in the poconos after a 48-day manhunt. prosecutors plan to ask for the death penalty. >> we've been waiting for this for a long time we appreciate the work that the jury has done
an believe they reached the right verdict. >> eric frein's defense said it will shift focus on trying to persuade the jury to spare his life. governor wolf declared a moratorium on death penalty two years ago. a victim was found at 6:00 p.m. in the suv along the 3000 block of north lawrence. rider university has passed a new confidence by 75% majority pointing to the decision by the president and his financial team to cut programs and layoff tenureed teachers. it's comes after the uproar to close westminster choir college. it does not thors -- authorize a faculty strike.
consults could be coming to the environmental protection agency. maribel aber has more on that. >> epa plans to reduce its workforce offering byouts and early retirement program. they will maintain a hiring freeze. the union representing the epa employees said the discipline strayings wants to cut 3,000 positions. futures pointing to a higher open. report on weekly jobless claims due out today. amtrak acela train will feature dunkin' donuts coffee. amtrak plans to offer the coffee on lower priced traditional trains later this year. i'm thinking jumping on a train to see you guys. >> always welcome maribel. >> reporter: got some sprinkles to dodge, but nice temperatures
coming your way. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing showers here and there, especially north and west of the city. let's go closer, near media you're getting a sprinkle near coatsville on the northeast extension near quakertown, 309 you can see 202 near doylestown and new hope, a couple of sprinkles. let's go outside and show you what it looks like. yup lots of clouds, it's been rather cloudy, you'll feel that again today. you'll start that this morning with the sprinkles and showers here and there through the morning commute. temperatures are mild. 56 degrees, the dewpoint, 51. the pressure is holding stealed. the winds southwest the southerly component to the wind is allowing the temperatures to jump up there. ocean temperature, 52 degrees, satellite and radar showing that we have lots of clouds here. a few showers to the north and west, a bit more as you go
further to the west. a lot of that is falling a part as it reaches the area. nonetheless you'll see showers for the morning commute. for the most part, the daytime i felt is dry. high of 75. warmer than yesterday's high, 63. 8578, 57 you'll see showers around at 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., mostly dry, 60 degrees, i think we're dry at lunchtime, 65. couple of peeks of sunshine breaking through the clouds here or there through the afternoon. #3:00 p.m., 73. 6:00 p.m., 75 degrees. here's what to expect, afternoon we'll see breaks of sun lots of clouds. temperatures are mild in the mid 70s. there's a shower or thunderstorm again late tonight and that leads into tomorrow morning's commute. once again in the morning, it could be wet tomorrow. but here's a look at tomorrow afternoon,le 0 degrees, -- 80 degrees, that's sounds nice. clouds and peeks of afternoon
sun. unsettled for the next couple of days. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, early showers, warmer, 75. a shower or thunderstorm tonight and into tomorrow morning again. very warm tomorrow. jump right up there to 80 degrees, and then we come back down for the weekend. 66. not bad on saturday, cooler, sunshine to start, leads to more clouds, saturday night into sunday, we have a weak disturbance that comes through. looks like periods of rain. sunday feels raw with the rain holding temperatures down to 55. monday, clouds and sunshine, milder, 66. tuesday, nice and sunny, 66. this is a nice trend after a dreary few days, looks like early next week is looking good. wednesday warmer, lots of sunshine, 71 degrees, of course, thursday starts the nfl draft at the end of the week. we have penn relays a lot coming your way and the temperatures and weather leading up to it looks nice. do you think we deserve it.
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westbound near the curve it's gone. we're happy about that. we have a crash in white harsh township along butler pike at stenton avenue. all the overnight construction on the westbound turnpike is gone, but there's a work zone on the southbound northeast extension between quakertown and lansdale in the right lane. that's where the extension is a little bit wet at this point. some of the light showers roll through the quakertown area. expecting work today in schuylkill expressway the only person, chester county, they are working along state road route 29. during the midday use charlestown road or white horse road. delco, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., powell road is closing for construction. baltimore pike the alternate around that. >> new surveillance video shows a passenger attacking a pilot at kansas international airport. they had just gotten off a flight back on wednesday of last week.
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shoulders over hips, 15 of these, at the bottom i want you to pulse it up an inch and down an inch, keep on working. >> i'm shaking looking at that one. >> it's burning. it's working. >> reporter: sorry matt, that's that's -- >> reporter: that's disappointing. you will be disappoint the if you try to drive the blue route during midday. new construction will slow us down like the last few days. mass transit looking good so far this morning. karen you don't want to watch me exercise, what? >> reporter: you have to get the fancy so >> reporter: rain heading toward malvern, dry in the city, a
speck of moisture. high today of 75 warming up. we're keeping lots of clouds. most of the day itself is dry, a few clouds out there for certain this afternoon. normally the high is 66 degrees, as you look at the temperature profile. 66. showers at 8:00 a.m. lunchtime, 64 sunshine lots of clouds, in the afternoon, getting mild into the 70s, enjoy it tam. >> okay, thank you karen. new this morning, a pair of astronauts are on their way to the international space station. national astronaut jack fisher and russian could say -- could k off this morning. three other astronauts are already living in the orbiting lab as part of exhibition 51. >> a father charged with murdering his son goes on trial
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>> breaking news in the lehigh valley, firefighters are having trouble putting out a fire at a funeral home. the father charged with murdering his 3-year-old son in camden county will begin his trial today. >> looking outside as the sun comes up over the delaware river. we're back in the 70s today, some of us are dealing with damp morning weather. >> that's okay we're in the 70s, i can deal with a little rain. let's get more details from accuweather, karen rogers is in for david murphy and matt pellman has traffic. >> reporter: i meant to show you the sprinkles we're seeing. for the most part they are north and west of philadelphia. if you're looking west of the city, we're seeing it pats -- past coatsville and malvern, 202
and new hope and the northeast extension near quakertown. through the morning hours we'll see passing showers. satellite and radar shows us this in motion. more dominant showers to the west that we'll be passing through. much of that missing philadelphia. it's not a lot of precipitation, but a lot of clouds today. temperatures are mild, 56 in philadelphia. 52 in allentown. 56 in wilmington, already 58 in millville, new jersey. it's 59 in dover, delaware. sheers how the day will unfold. 8:00 a.m., we'll see showers around, 57. lots of clouds, keeping the clouds at 11:00 a.m., 64. 2:00 p.m. in the # 70s. 71 in the afternoon. we'll get breaks of sun here and there. 735 is the high today. 8:00 p.m., 69. we're tracking a shower or thunderstorm tonight and early tomorrow. i'll show you what that looks like coming up in just a few minutes with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: at least we don't
have to worry about sun glare. we are worried about delays on the schuylkill expressway. they are building in the west lanes from past the boulevard through this point at city avenue out to gladwyn. at least the crash farther west of the conshohocken curve is gone. we have an accident in lawncrest somerdale avenue at pratt street. speeds are starting to drop as they always do at this hour of the morning i-95 southbound now in the 20s from cottman south to girard avenue. the vine expressway, westbound side is backing up approaching the schuylkill expressway. don't forget, the inner drive to the benjamin franklin parkway are blocked in both directions as we get ready for the nfl draft. that caused extra congestion yesterday he. we expect the same situation again today. crash in white marsh township cleared out at stenton avenue. riff arrested run will -- richas run will be blocked throughout the morning commute.
130 or neck road alternates. >> firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a funeral home in the lehigh valley. right now they are working on putting out hot spots. "action news" reporter, jeanette reyes is live at the scene at east main street and route 100 in macungie, how is it looking jennette? >> reporter: well, tam this was a stubborn fire of the for the last couple of hours we were talking about the firefighters trying to get a handle on this. take a live look behind me, this is a good view just a few minutes ago or about an hour ago you could see smoke coming out of the roof of the third story of this three-story building. you can see the flames firefighters were dealing with. this broke out at 2:30 a.m. we're along east main street in macungie. the front portion of the building is a funeral home. the pack portion is residential. it's kind of deceiving because the fire was coming out of the
backside where the apartments are. they believe it started on the third floor of the buildings. the images you're looking at these the back portion of the buildings. they don't know what the cause is, but again it was difficult to get a handle on it. at this point they are working on putting out the hot spots and the good news no injuries have been reported. reporting live in macungie, jen jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." >> the trial for a camden county father charged with killing his three-year-old son gains today. a jury has been selected and owning statements are about to begin in a few hours. katherine scott is live at the camden county courthouse. >> reporter: matt, that's right, the jury has been selected. the defense has argued that d.j.creato is innocent. that his son wandered away. open statements are set to begin
for 23-year-old david d.j.creato. prosecutors believe he killed his 3-year-old son brendan because his 17-year-old girlfriend thought the child got in the way of their relationship. >> she was always fighting with me. >> reporter: the defense tried to suppress the recording telling how his then girlfriend threatened to break up with him as long as brendan was part of his life. october 13, 2015 around 6:00 a.m., a 911 call came in reporting brendan missing from his apartment in haddon township. >> i woke up he was not in the apartment. i don't know if he wandered out, the door was locked i guess he unlocked it and left. three hours later brendan's body was found cooper river park half mile from his apartment. prosecutors say that there's no way that he wandered there on
his own explaining that the bottom of his socks were clean and he was afraid of the dark. the jury will visit the scene over the weekend. opening statements will start at 9:00 a.m. "action news" will be in the courtroom to bring you all the latest developments. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." a high-speed chase and confrontation with police came to a deadly end for a man in new castle county, delaware. new castle county police say he led officers on a why would chase at 20th and market street in wilmington and crashed miles away. police shot and killed the man following a confrontation. >> nobody said anything they just got out of the car and started running behind him. >> it wasn't like 3 seconds, we heard the shots. >> at least two officers involved in the chase were taken to the hospital.
the man who was shot and killed has not been identified. police would not say if he was armed and would not say why they were initially following him. >> one person is recovering after a house fire in the at tay section of philadelphia. while battling it is flames firefighters 0 found a foot long alligator. firefighters got to the scene around 8:00 p.m. an apartment above the barber shop was on fire. s firefighters got control of the fire minutes after they arrived. >> 6:37 a.m. police released video of a brutal and disturbing beating hoping to track down the attackers. a man was leaving a restaurant and beaten unconscious. the video shows a trio approaching the victim on the 3500 block of b street walking out after getting a job applications. no words were explaingdz. the attackers knocked the 25-year-old victim to the grounds and stomped on him and robbed him.
>> happening today, stockton university campus takes a step forward. a ground breaking ceremony takes place at the albany avenue and the boardwalk at 11:30 a.m. governor chris characterize is expected to attends. the island campus is part of the gateway project. it will be open in 2018. >> aqua, turquoise, sherbert. >> reporter: i would like to eat some sherbert now that you mention it. let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, we have showers we're tracking it's not a big deal, but grab the umbrella, north and west of the city. you have sprinkles near chadds ford and doylestown and new hope it's wetter with pronounced showers and honeybrook a sprinkle going on there, as well. let's go on outside, looking live sky6 live hd at
philadelphia international, no big weather problems as you head out. we have clouds this morning to contend with, we're keeping the clouds through most of the day today. let's look at the numbers, 56 degrees right now in philadelphia. mild already, the dewpoint 51. the pressure holding steady at 30.09 inches. the winds out of the southwest, the southerly component of the winds bringing up the temperatures. ocean temperature, 52. satellite and radar showing the clouds are in place. we see the showers. this is the look of them in motion. we have more showers out to the west. for the most part they need falling a part as they try to hit the area. enough to see spotty showers for the morning commute. let's look at the forecast, hour by hour through the next 12 hours. 75 for the high. warmer than yesterday. 8:00 a.m., showers around, 57 degrees. 10:00 a.m., lots of clouds and 60. we're dry at lunchtime. we're in the mid 60s at that
point. through the afternoon we'll see a few breaks of sun. it's a day with lots of clouds. 3:00 p.m., 73. it's mild, the afternoon looks to be dry, i think so the showers are mostly in the morning and later tonight. at 6:00, 75. sitting at your high. tonight into tomorrow you get a few more showers, a couple of morning showers today, afternoon breaks of sun here or there. lots of clouds, temperatures in the mid 70s, a thundershower later tonight into tomorrow morning. you'll wants to give yourself extra time, tune in tomorrow morning and see how that affects the roads. tomorrow afternoon, 80 degrees for the high. getting warmer. a couple of warm days, temperatures tumble through the weekend. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today much warmer, 75 after yesterday's high of 63. lots of clouds, breaks of sun morning showers and later tonight and into tomorrow you get a shower or thundershower. very warm tomorrow, 80 degrees
for the high. temperatures tumble behind the cold front on friday, cooler on saturday, sunshine fades behind clouds, 66. saturday night into sunday, we get an area of low pressure that moves through, sunday at this point looks raw and rainy. 55 for the high. one of the models saying not so wet on sunday, we're still determining that. tim it's raw and -- at this point it's raw and raining. 66 monday, sunshine and dry, tuesday, sun and 66. wednesday, warmer, 71. a lot going on in the city, penn relay and the nfl draft and the weather leading up to that. looking good. >> 6:41 a.m., the picture doesn't explain it all, that's the message from the new england patriots what's missing from the photo at the white house celebration. >> one final visit from the stork, sea world is celebrating something that will never happen again. dry in chester county, but the crowd has gathered on the 30
allegheny, into center city girard avenue, typical morning stuff on the southbound side of i-95. 11 minute delays so far. schuylkill expressway, ten miles per hour westbound by city avenue. broken down vehicle eastbound side past the boulevard. it's off to the side. that's not causing an extra delay, but it's slow in that area. expect slowing along the benjamin franklin parkway with these inner drives cut down in both directions for the nfl draft. next thursday will be very interesting with the draft and the penn relay. today will be better in comparison. we have a crash along somerdale avenue at pratt street long crest. food truck pop up at bud's and maryland. we have a new crash we're watching on i-95 northbound in delaware approaching 273 it's off to the side.
in middletown, 301 southbound is reopened. that crash has cleared. >> thanks, matt. a smash and grab thief hit 7 businesses in one night in southern california. surveillance cameras captured the man kicking in a glass door at the pizzeria in studio city. he slams the cash register on the ground several times breaking it open and taking over with the money. detectives say the same man stole 4,000 to that from all the businesses. >> secretary of state rex tillerson said the white house will review the nuclear weapons agreement with iran despite announcing it is holding up its end of the 2015 agreement. trump criticized the agreement when he was a candidate. trump administration is under fire for providing misleading information about an aircraft carrier's movement. it said the u.s.s. carl vinson was heading north to the korean
peninsula. it was heading south to participate in a military exercise with the australian navy. hours after the new england patriots were at the house to celebrate there super bowl win they had to come to president trump's defense on twitter. the new york times tweeted out a picture of the patriots in the white house in 2015. at first glance looked like hardly any players showed up between the teams. the team responded the picture lacks content. 40 of the football staff were seated on the south lawn and not in the photo. several players did choose to skip the visit.
into his reported suicide. they don't believe he would have taken his own life. superstar serena williams making headlines not for tennis after she posted a photo on snap chat captioned 20 weeks. her reps confirming she is pregnant. this is a busy day in the "g.m.a." studios, and deals dead steals coming up on "g.m.a." >> a big show coming up. i have to say serena williams at 20 weeks looks amazing. >> reporter: she has done so much. >> reporter: we're not surprised she always looks fantastic. 422 busy approaching oaks trooper into 23. on 42 it's getting busier. sluggish pace northbound from the black horse pike to 295. >> reporter: sprinkles around not a big deal, but north and west of the city. one in woodbury and media and
chadds ford and doylestown and new hope a few more showers and showers in honeybrook. we'll see morning showers, 55 degrees, temperatures around 7:00 a.m. dipping a little bit with showers through 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. lunchtime, clouds, peeks of sunshine. mild at 5:00 p.m., 75 degrees for the high. here's a look at what's coming up next. the next two days, warm and unsettled warm on sunday, but brighter next week. >> these pictures of a new mom and and her baby at sea world in san antonio. the calf was born at the park. sea world will end orca breeding. visitors will see the mother and new calf in the near future. a single act of kindness sparked a chain reaction at a
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stories, opening statements begin in camden today in the trial of david creato. prosecutors say he killed his 3-year-old son because the boy was getting in the way of his father's relationship with his teenage girlfriend. a two-alarm blaze broke out at a funeral home in macungie, lehigh county overnight on east main street. >> reporter: the schuylkill expressway is busy from the boulevard to girard avenue. without for a crash somerdale avenue. >> reporter: over the next couple of hours we'll we're seeing showers and temperatures in the upper 50s, 2:00 p.m., 71. we'll peeks of sunshine this afternoon. the afternoon looks dry, it's just the morning and again late tonight. the high of 75 lots of clouds today, but get out there and enjoy it after the morning
good morning, america. fired at fox. bill o'reilly out after 20 years. >> it is the end of an era here at the fox news channel. >> "the factor" aired but o'reilly's name removed from the title after the fallout from that scandal. what will losing its biggest star mean for the cable news giant fox. the new showdown. the judge he targeted on the campaign trail. >> i believe he happens to be spanish which is fine. >> now back in the spotlight. a sign to that headline making case by that young man deported. why the supreme court could be headed for another major shake-up. passenger versus pilot. the angry fight caught on camera. a man shoving this american airlines pilot just moments af