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of your contract with up to a $500 credit to help cover your early termination fee. go to >> breaking now on "action news" two serious crashes in south jersey are impacting the morning commute. >> happening today, conrail and the city of philadelphia are transforming a troubled stretch on the tracks. >> new this morning, governor chris christie speaks out about the curve ball he threw back at a heckler during a baseball game. good morning, it is now 5:30 on this tuesday august 1st. matt is off. alicia vitarelli is here. >> let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy and matt pelman in for karen rogers. busy morning.
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>> yeah, our traffic plate is full this morning. how about the weather smorgasbord. >> a little bit sticky this afternoon. we have satellite showing you that most of our cloud cover is off the coast this morning. so, that's nice and it looks like yesterday we'll wind up with a lot of sunshine, a little bit of cloud cover and a fading shower out to our west right now. looks like we are mainly dry this afternoon with just a slight chance of a pop-up shower or thundershower and that's mainly up in the poconos. 73 degrees in philadelphia. 69 in trenton. we've got 65 degrees in allentown this morning. 66 in wilmington. 69 at the airport in ac and 73 degrees in cape may. a little bit muggy out there. you'll notice that as you step outside. dewpoints are in the 60's this morning instead of the 50's so moderate humidity. and it gets a little hotter. by 7 o'clock, 71. not too bad. by noon we jump all the way up to 88 trees with degrees. 3 o'clock 91 that's your high f you're working outside today you'll definitely want to keep
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those cool drinks going. matt pelman it looks like the heat and the humidity with us for the next several days. details coming up. >> all righty david. we're having a morning this morning along route 42. what a start to august as a nasty overnight crash that happened about 2 o'clock this morning just up ahead by blackwood-clementon road but all northbound traffic coming away from the a.c. expressway is forced off here onto college drive, exit 7b, it's the exit for the gloucester premium outlets if you know that or and there's quite the substantial backlog this morning heading toward this closure point. in fact, just 4 miles per hour as you come northbound away from the a.c. expressway. so, you don't want to steer clear of route 42, locally 168 the black horse pike could work or if you're able to stay farther away, i would. roads like 30 the white horse pike or 55 northbound through gloucester county has speeds in the mid 60's right now. oh, but that's not all. there's also a southbound accident on 42 by 295. now the right and left lanes
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blocked there. so it sounds like you're squeezing by in the middle but also a mess on 42 southbound. construction still going on on 295 northbound blocking a couple lanes until 6:00. there's a crash on the northbound roosevelt boulevard close to seventh street. just one lane blocked though in the outer drive. overnight construction here on the vine street expressway is cleared. everything is reopened and we're cleared on the schuylkill westbound side approaching belmont but more milling happened overnight. again watch out for the rough road surface. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. let's go back to our coverage on that breaking traffic news. the serious three-car crash that closed down parts of route 42 in camden county was the start and now there's been a second crash on the ramp where they were diverting people from the crash. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live on that scene in gloucester township. she's got the very latest on what it's like out there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. what a mess. these accidents have been keeping cleanup crews and rescue crews pretty busy this morning. let me give you a live look of what we're seeing right now. this is not to be confused
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with the first accident that's actually on route 42. this is another as matt mentioned, this is of the off ramp here on exit 7b near the gloucester premium outlets right at college drive. now, there has been another accident, this is a tractor-trailer that was flipped over just off of the ramp. at this point we don't have any details on the severity of this accident but of course rescue crews are here right now. they've finished up what they could on route 42 and they moved along to this second accident. so, now let me catch you up on that first accident that we first reported on on route 42. this was around 2 o'clock this morning involving three separate vehicles. just to give you an idea of what this first accident is, it's near exit eight at blackwood-clementon road in gloucester township. this is three separate vehicles as mentioned, one driver ejected from the car. we're told that driver is in very critical condition. two other drivers were injured. they are in stable condition and are currently being treatd the. now, if you are headed this way initially we told you that
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traffic would be diverted at this exit. it still is but traffic is just crawling at this point. if you could avoid route 42 altogether, we suggest that because again, it's going very, very slowly this morning. we'll keep you posted on what other alternate routes you have. if you do have to head this way, just give yourself a lot of extra time. reporting live in gloucester township jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." alicia. >> jeanette, thank you. this morning there are new explosive claims coming out of the white house. abc news is reporting that president donald trump personally dictated donald trump jr.'s statement. >> the trump team was a able to get ahead of a new york times story last mol according to two senior level sources. the president worked on the message while flying back from the g20 summit in germany. donald trump jr. claimed that the 2016 meeting was focused on an adoption program between the u.s. and russia.
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it wasn't until later that he acknowledged he met with a lawyer after being told he may receive damaging information about hillary clinton. the new revelation comes as another member of president trump's white house team exits. communications director anthony scaramucci was fired just 11 days after he was appointed. this happened on the very same day john kelly was sworn in as the new chief of staff. the president's spokeswoman says scaramucci lost trump's support when he went on a profane rant against other staffers to a reporter with the new yorker magazine. >> happening today the former mayor of reading will be in federal court in philadelphia. it is his first appearance on corruption charges. vaughn spencer is indicted on nine counts of bribery along with wire fraud and conspiracy. the charges stem from an alleged scheme to boost contributions for his reelection campaign in 2015 which he lost. >> happening today, the army corps of engineers will be in margate to help drain in
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standing water left behind by heavy rains over the weekend. not only do residents consider the standing water there, pretty much looks like a moat to be an eyesore, they also say it's a health hazard becoming a breeding ground for bugs and bacteria. the army corps' dune project is expected to continue at the jersey shore town until labor day. in just a few hours cleanup resumes along an open air drug den in kensington. conrail has teamed up with the city of philadelphia to clear a half mile stretch of train tracks where heroin addicts have been going to buy and use drugs. crews will be out there seven days a week now for about a month to remove the dangerous debris and build secure fences. >> new on "action news," new jersey governor chris christie is responding to the viral video of him confronting a heckler. the republican governor was caught on video getting in a man's face during sunday's brewers-cubs game in milwaukee. christie told cnn's jake tapper that he ignored the man's comments the first time but when the man yelled at him
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again calling him a hypocrite he says that he felt like he had to say something. >> if you give it, you're going to get it back and i think that was a very mellow reaction from a new jersey governor to just say you're a real big shot, you know. >> christie says public officials are "not meant to be public punching bags." >> in true christie fashion. >> yes. >> stuck in his ways. >> yes. >> so, in true august and philadelphia fashion we've got a little higher humidity today. storm tracker6 live double scan though shows you we're dry to start out. as we take a look outside, we have sky6 and plenty of sunshine coming up over the horizon again with a few clouds around and today once again like yesterday is going to feature a good deal of bright skies with maybe a few more and occasional clouds popping up here or there. we're at 73 and those dewpoints as expected are back up. we're in the mid 60's. that means it's moderately humid. if you a workout this morning you'll feel that it's a little stickier this morning than yesterday. winds are still light but out
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of the humid southwest at 3 miles per hour and the ocean temperature 75 degrees off atlantic city right now. looks like most of our ocean temperatures are in the low to mid 70's. dewpoints across the region unlike the 50's yesterday we still just barely have that in the poconos but everybody else is up in the 60's at this point and when you get into the mid 60's again that is that moderate humidity. future tracker6 i just want to show you this real quick. we're going to have a a lot of sunshine and then some clouds later on. the model wants to kind of squeeze out a little shower. i think the best chance of a shower or thundershower is up in the poconos this afternoon but i wanted to show you that model just to give you the idea there could be a little something popping later today in a couple of spots. 73 degrees and sunny by 8 o'clock in philadelphia. 82 by 10 o'clock. by noon we're already up to 88 degrees and with a little increase in the humidity it may not be the ideal day to be out on a park bench but if you don't mind moderate humidity then maybe you're fine by that. by 6 o'clock it looks like we're back down to 84 degrees.
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high temperatures this afternoon on or about 90 in allentown, philadelphia, and over toward lancaster. 89 degrees in trenton and down the shore 84 on the boardwalk in a.c. and on the promenade in cape may and the rip current risk is low finally after being up in the high to medium range over the last several days. then tomorrow hot and humid again with clouds for awhile. there's a better chance after lunchtime and in through the afternoon and evening of some spotty thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. these should be placed mainly in the northern and western suburbs but this latest model run does have at least a couple of these little blips of precip and in some cases a pretty good downpour getting down closer to philadelphia tomorrow afternoon and evening so we'll see how that evolves. by the way, extropical storm emily which formed right after the morning show over by tampa yesterday has almost completed its path across central texas. the rain is dying down. no longer looks like this is going to be a tropical storm as it comes up the coast but it could be strong enough out there over the water to give us more issues with rip currents down the shore next week. 91 is today's high. hot and a little bit more
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humid. tomorrow 90, still hot, still a bit humid and a thunderstorm around in the afternoon. warm and humid on thursday, 91 and then back to 89 on friday but it will still be sticky. now one change in the forecast is that this next front looks like it's going to come through faster. so that if we get any thunderstorm or shower activity it looks like it's over friday and by saturday morning we could see clouds just giving way to sun. so, lower humidity on saturday and improving forecast there. and to my twitter follower who has a wedding on saturday and was worried about the forecast yesterday. >> all right, well, all the best on what will now be your nice big day. >> absolutely. >> it is 5:41. a grandma takes matters into her own hands when two intruders break into her house. >> all new at 6:00 one state is considering letting kids get 30 more are minutes of sleep. parents have mixed reviews about the school start time debate. matt. >> more sleep is always is good thing in my book. good morning, alicia. three separate accidents along
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42. this is the mess around college drive where all northbound traffic is being forced off. also have the overturned dump truck here on the exit ramp. we've got a lot to talk about with major problems in south jersey when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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at ikea, we believe your perfect student deserves the perfect room for the perfect price. and... who's there? hey. a boy? oh, on the bed? you never told your dad and i about any... wait, what's going on now? move the flag. >> ♪ >> and we're coming back to our breaking news out of south jersey. first there was a three-car accident that caused trouble
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on 42. now there's been a secondary crash causing even more troubles. let's go over to matt pelman. >> yeah, one, two, three separate accidents along 42 this morning, tam and alicia, so this is what it started with. nasty one that happened at about 2 o'clock this morning in the northbound lanes here by blackwood-clementon road. three vehicles involved in this one. one of the drivers was ejected from his or her vehicle. so, it was a mess. and they're still out there investigating this initial accident. then we go to accident number two. so, everyone was being forced off at exit 7b, college drive because of that first accident. and then this dump truck flipped over on the college drive on and off ramp so that's still out there. you can see the truck right there, its contents mostly appear to still be in the truck, that's a little bit of good news i guess. fire crews, police investigators, heavy duty tow truck all remain on the scene. that's you were second accident. bottom line is if you're coming northbound on 42, which you definitely do not want to be this morning but so many of you normally do in the
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morning, you're being forced off here at exit 7b for college drive. that's the exit for the premium outlets. you can't get any further because of that initial accident up ahead at blackwood-clementon road. so, 42 northbound blocked off. we're jammed headed toward the closure point. there's also been a southbound accident this morning by 295. that one's blocking the right lane. bottom line is you want to think alternates to 42, the black horse pike, 168 is a local alternate. some of you can probably use 55 through gloucester county or stay farther away on roads like route 30 the white horse pike. crossing into pennsylvania i'm just getting word of an accident. sounds like a single vehicle crash in lower merion blocking conshohocken state road. route 23 at manayunk road so belmont avenue even the schuylkill expressway freshly milled schuylkill could be alternates. one last live look at 422. eastbound lanes as they flip the camera around overnight construction cleared so at least you're good to go on 422. tam. >> thank you, matt. new here on "action news"
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police in ocean city maryland are trying to figure out what killed a woman. her body was found partially buried in the sand yesterday morning. the 30-year-old victim was vacationing from texas. the beach has since been reopened and the medical examiner expects to have a cause of death within a few days. and tonight is national night out. communities across the tri-state area will come together in efforts to try to make their neighborhoods safer. philadelphia mayor jim kenney spoke at a national night out kickoff event in overbrook last night. so far this year, the murder rate in philadelphia is at 178, that is a 13 percent increase for the same period last year. police say the culture of no snitching is hard to overcome meaning murders in the city remain unsolved and police clearance rates for murders continue to decline. both sides agree it is going to take a lot of work to repair the partnerships. >> rebuilding the trust is going to take a lot. it's going to take a lot on everybody's part, not just the police, it's going to take a lot on our part as citizens.
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>> mayor kenney says stop and frisk cases in philadelphia are down 72 percent since he came into office which he says will help rebuild community relations. >> a six-year-old grand -- 60-year-old grandmother shot and killed a home invasion suspect in texas. investigators say two armed men came into the house through an open garage door. that is when the woman pulled out her own gun and fired at the two suspects. one man was shot and killed. the other ran off. some neighbors say this grandma did the right thing. >> you know what in the state of texas, you're going to get on somebody's property, you're going get shot. that's just the way we are. that's just texas. >> the woman told investigators she did not know these men. it is not known whether the woman will face any charges but i wouldn't mess with her. >> no. it is 5:48 and a police force responds to a noise complaint. see why they won't be able to charge the culprit.
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and then as you exit just ahead on the exit ramp there's an overturned dump truck, too, so it's major mess. take 42 out of your travel plans early this morning. getting word of a new broken down vehicle in lower moreland montgomery county, huntingdon pike. at least our overnight construction other eastbound turnpike in bucks county that has cleared out of the way david. >> all right, on the big board we are warm this morning, 73 degrees in philadelphia. still 65 in allentown. as you look at these numbers though keep in mind that the dewpoints are also higher this morning. so, not only is it going to feel maybe a little warmer in most neighborhoods as you step outside the door but also more humid. 71 degrees by 7 o'clock. 88 by noon t your high today is going to be a little hotter, a high of 91 degrees. slight humidity, about, you know, dewpoints in the mid 60's, moderate humidity today and then dropping off pretty quickly to 83 degrees by 7 o'clock. cool drinks and sunscreen if you're going to be outside working or playing today, ladies. >> all right, david thank you. a brave 16-year-old girl scared a robber away from her
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house while her mom followed the whole incident digitally. security cameras recorded the break in in an illinois neighborhood. the crook thought he was alone. he had no idea he was on surveillance. the teenaged girl in the house managed to lock herself in a room and she called her mother. mom was able to log onto the security system in the house and watch the terrifying moments as they played out on her phone. as the suspect walked right past her daughter's hiding spot. >> she screamed bloody murder at the top of her lungs. it scared him to death. he proceeded to run down the stairs and run out the front door. >> well, the would be robber got away. the good news, the teenager was not hurt. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> it is 5:56. thank you for waking up with us this tuesday morning. taking a live look at the commodore barry bridge its a beautiful shot but it's more humid out there. temperatures creeping into the 90's. meteorologist, david murphy with your full accuweather forecast coming up. >> a mother accused of abandoning her baby in a bucks county motel is now in custody. authorities in bensalem say 34-year-old erica avila lopez walked away from the knight's inn on saturday leaving her seven month old behind in the
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room. cleaning crews found the child the next day allegedly near crack and heroin. the baby is in protective custody. >> a large chunk of granite fell from a building causing traffic delays in downtown pittsburgh. the granite fell from the top of the frick building and crashed on the street below. luckily no one was hurt. drivers sat in grid locked traffic yesterday as barricades closed off the streets surrounding that building. >> i had to turn around, detour, go this way, go that way. it's a wreck down there. >> so engineers are now trying to determine whether that portion of the building is structurally sound. >> it is 5:57. next and new at 6:00 a.m. students on the west coast might soon be hitting that snooze button. we'll tell you about an effort to push back the start time at certain schools. >> plus, shoshana is having a ball with today's fitness tip. learning how to get are rear in gear with this can't miss
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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 be, it's 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday august 1st. matt is off and alicia vitarelli is joining us. >> we are following breaking traffic news for you this morning. if you're heading out heads up. a crash on route 42 is diverting traffic in gloucester township and that is just the beginning of a tremendous mess on that stretch. >> and new this morning, a fire rips through a popular restaurant in cape may courthouse. >> plus, the humidity is making a return along with temperatures in the 90's. that sun is getting nice and ready to toast us this morning. >> all right, well, dave murphy is going to have accuweather and give us more on that. matt pelman of cours


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