tv Action News at 500 AM ABC March 11, 2016 5:00am-5:31am EST
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working with nancy reagan on her just say no campaign. let's over to karen rogers looking at the regional rail, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the paoli thorndale line is still suspended because of the downed power lines. until they are able to stick it, no service with the paoli thorndale. at the presentsepta said take tn high speed line take it to the 69th street terminal and get on the market frankford. there are no shut buses running today. that's big noose and a headache for a lot of people. hundreds were stranded yesterday. today you cannot take the paoli thorndale. it affects amtrak keystone line philadelphia to harrisburg. tacony-palmyra bridge expected to go up any minute now.
looks like traffic is getting by at this point, expect it to be stopped shortly, take the betsy ross bridge instead for the bridge opening. i-95 approaching girard, southbound traffic moving just fine. you can see we look drive as david has been telling us, a few showers around this morning, david we'll have to watch for that. >> reporter: a couple of storms clearing the coast on storm tracker 6 live double scan. the light stuff north and west producing a sprinkle on your windshield and it's drying out as it pushes south and east. the rain pretty much in the process of dieing away. we have cloud cover out there, that will break 'part and we'll wind up with mostly sunny skies and sunshine later on today. 61 degrees, the temperature is dropping. 66 an hour ago. 56 degrees in allentown. 62 in wilmington. 57 in trenton. and 62 in millville. still decent numbers for this time of year. but the wind are picking up a little bit, we're at a 20-mile
an hour breeze in philadelphia. you want to watch out for trash and debris blowing on the roads in some cases. as we look at the driveway and bus stop forecast, 61 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 59 at 8:00 a.m. 59 degrees by 8:00 a.m., as i mentioned. 60:10 a.m. this afternoon, 66 degrees, i expect a fair amount of sunshine breaking back into play as we go through the day. 66 is cooler than yesterday's record-setting 82. on the other hand it is 15 degrees above average, breezy and cooler no doubt about that. we have showers and sprinkle for the second half of the weekend i'll have that and out on the town call for date night. investigators say it was a frightening scene, a man stopped a septa bus smashed the window before stopping the bus again drag ago woman away and beating
her before he forced her into a car. let's go over to katherine scott live at the transportation center that's where they took the bulls. >> reporter: after police spoke with the septa driver and witnesses they believe this was a violent domestic case and they believe they knew each other. the bus was taken to the transportation center. they are trying to pull surveillance footage from the many cameras on the bus so they can get a better description of the man and the woman that they are looking for. this happened before 2:00 a.m. on the boulevard in crescentville. police say the septa bus was going south on the boulevard when he noticed a grand prix pulled up close to them. a man got out of the car and shouted at the bus the woman in her 20s was sitting by herself.
he punched the window and cracked the window. he tried to get in the front door, the driver pulled out. the bus stopped at the next bus stop that's when the man pulled the car in front of the bus and got out. at the same time, the woman was getting off the bus, police say he grabbed her and punched her several times in the head and face and then forced her into the back seat. she made some comments on the bus, he's crazy, he must be crazy. but she never said his name. that's what we asked witnesses did she mention any name or shout he out any name. no she did not. >> reporter: back here live at the frankford transportation center, investigators on the bus, you can see the damage to the bus, the cracked window. the car is 2005, 2008 four door silver pontiac temporary paper delaware tags, they did run the
tags, however so far nothing has come up. they have run them in several states and consulted the state police in this. police say it's possible there was another male inside the silver vehicle, but that's not for sure. they know they are looking for a man and woman. if you have any tips, police want to hear from you, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." we'll check in with you in about a half-hour. a stray tire rolling down a hill in the lehigh valley shattered a ambulance windshield. someone rolled the car tire down the hill in allentown yesterday. the tire went airborne and struck the ambulance along the martin luther king boulevard. nobody was hurt. police say a north philadelphia resident used a baseball bat to beat a man who had broken into their home. it happened on the 2800 block of north 6th street. the 37-year-old suspect forced his way inside and assaulted a
54-year-old woman another person fought off the attacker with the bat. the suspect was rushed to the hospital for treatment. female victim was hospitalized and exoacted to be okay. family and friends began the goodbye to new jersey state trooper sean cullen. they lit candles and shared heartfelt stories. among them paying tribute was his former state police sergeant and best friend and family. sean was a great trooper and better person. every single shift he made you laugh. i know he's here looking down on every one of us, i feel so fortunate for the 20 years i've known him. i want to thank each and every one of you, thank you, thank you. thank you. a viewing for trooper
cullen will be held sunday at saint borromeo church in cinnaminson followed by a funeral mass on monday. police in bucks county are looking for more victims of a man who was arrested for sexually assaulting a teenage girl. calvin bridges lured the girl into the woods and assaulted her. he met the girl at the neshaminy mall in february. they met at the same mall on sunday, the day bridges assaulted the teen. happening today, former first lady nancy reagan will be buried. "action news" sat down with the montgomery man who designed the clothes for her just say no campaign. he heard the white house was holding a contest for designers and decided to enter. he said his dream came true when he got a call from the white house. i can't believe, i competed
in so many different competitions, by far this was the most exciting. i admired here, i loved her taste level. nancy liked it. he spent the last 20 years teaching at the art institute of philadelphia. turning to accuweather, a little bit of rain out there. not that big of a deal, right? >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows it to you, a little sprinkle up north falling apart. it's a light nuisance stuff hardly wetting the roads in some cases. we have breezes picking up a little bit, a little bit of a breeze beginning to pick up in philadelphia and elsewhere. 62 in wilmington. 62 in millville. these numbers are in the process of dropping a little bit, but mild for this time year. future tracker 6 picking up the northwest showers and evaporating over the next hour sore. by 9:00 we may be returning
sunshine into play. in the lehigh valley, sun and clouds, i think a fair amount of sun as we go later into the day. breezy and cooler high of 62. well above average but nothing like the last couple of days. at the shore, 63 degrees, sun and clouds, breezy and cooler than yesterday. in philadelphia, more of the same, breezy and cooler, sun, clouds, especially earlier in the day. 66 degrees is the forecast high. the winds will get blustery gusting up to 30 miles per hour. if you have plans to head out on the town tonight. as you go through the evening the winds will die down. it will be cool enough for a jacket. don't have to go heavy on the gear, i suppose. 5 degrees by 7:00. 10:00 p.m. in the upper 40s, not a bad idea to throw a jacket an sweater on. clearer and chilly overnight, some suburbs getting the into the upper 30s.
after you enjoy the sunny skies, set the clock ahead one how are you don't want to be late on sunday. check carbon monoxide batteries. sunday we have an issue in the afternoon with sprinkles and showers around. the heavier steadier rain arrives overnight into monday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 66, breezy and cooler. saturday, 64 degrees. set the clokdz -- clocks forward, sunday, more clouds, 66. monday, periods of rain, 59. breezy and mild on tuesday, spotty shower, 68 degrees there. up close to 70 on wednesday. thursday, st. patrick's day, cloudy day, 66 degrees ain't too bad for this time of the year. 5:11. still to come on "action news," a solemn memorial this morning,
people gathered in tokyo to mark five years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami. there's believe there is evidence of a terror attack on a phone they are trying to get unlocked. >> reporter: head to the betsy ross bridge because the tacony-palmyra is open. details of the problems on mass transit when "action news" comes right back. my giant.
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the roads, as well as rails this morning. >> reporter: that's right we continue to have big news, mass transit is causing problems right now. the paoli thorndale line suspended. the problem happened at 5:30 p.m. yesterday, hundreds of people stranded because of downed power lines at the ardmore station. take the norristown high speed line, they make stops not that far off from the paoli thorndale. you can get it from villanova, radnor or ardmore to 69 street terminal. we expect delays on the keystone line, as well. philadelphia to harrisburg. outside live turnpike we're good to go, construction crews web between delaware valley exchange in the -- westbound between the delaware valley exchange and the service area. we have showers on 222,
allentown, route 100, pottstown, 322, 309, doylestown norristown maybe a sprinkle there. allowing long the coastline, as well. atlantic city and surf city. 61 degrees, it's mild out there, 56 in allentown, 62 in millville. the record breaking warmth that's history. that's history. testers well above average in the 60s. national ceremony took part in tokyo to commemorate the powerful earthquake and tsunami the most powerful earthquake in japan's recorded history sending a tsunami sweeping across the country. 18,000 people were killed. it led to a disaster at the fiewk -- fukushima plant that's being cleaned up to this day. fbi say they have heightened need to get into the
phone used by the san bernadino shooters during a shooting spree. apple must comply with the court order to make the device available. apple is fighting the order to get the tech company to help the fbi opening the phone. flyers are in tampa tonight within two points of a wild card spot. eagles assigned up chase daniels with a reported $21 million. he played for coach doug peterson. the eagles lost a free agent yesterday, frederick thorn ton signed a four year deal with the cowboys. the white house has a new plan to help make diapers more affordable for low income families. david. >> reporter: all right, guys, take a look at the kids we're putting them in jackets this morning, because it's breezy and cooler than the last couple of days. we'll keep them not exactly
go grande with veggie or sausage today. america runs on dunkin'. power lines and causing delays with amtrak, the keystone philadelphia to harrisburg. we're outside live philadelphia boulevard at fox street. traffic is moving nicely, a couple of light showers in spots, davey. >> reporter: most of them are drying out, karen, 7:00 a.m., dry. we'll climb, but not as much as last couple of days. we'll have a high of 66. which is are 15 degrees above average and sunshine will return later to the picture, too. nothing like record setting 82
yesterday in philadelphia. we have boston experiencing rain and dallas fort worth. we have no weather-related delays expected, nothing on the big board to our travel destinations right now, tam. in "healthcheck" this morning, ultraprocessed foods make up more of the american diet than realized. half of our calories come from these foods and similar ingredients. they account for 90% of the added sugars that americans eat. the worst offenders by far are sodas and other sugary drinks. the white house has announced an initiative to get low income diapers that are 25% cheaper. they can get free two day shipping. the makers of cuties have designed simpler packaging makes
it cheaper and plan to pass on the saving to the nonprofits. a man who has been in jail for decades, a judge ruled he was wrongly convicted of murder. a woman is abducted from a septa bus we'll have a live report as they try to find her. stamp prices are expected to go down part of an earlier agreement the post office made with congress. the postal service is fighting it because of its poor financial conditions. lean cuisine reportedly found glass in the foods. taco bell heating up. nationwide the chain is offering a one dollar breakfast menu.
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philadelphia international airport. easy start to the morning, it is 5:25, we're not going to be back into the 80s, i hope you enjoyed the last few days. going to the big board, talking about the morning buzz, a brooklyn man has been exonerated after 25 years in prison. the judge overturned andre hatches 1992 murder conviction in the death of a woman. judge said the case was tainted by a witness and prosecutor. hatchet is surrounded by relatives who say they never lost faith in him. people talk it on phone public place, a 673-year-old chicago account used a cell phone jammer to keep people from talking on their phones during his transit ride. the device that blocks medical
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the gop showdown was more of a love fest, the gop candidates played nice nice, and keep the name calling in check. i think they did enough that right now. good morning, 5:30, march 11. we have meteorologist david murphy with accuweather but first up, let's go over to karen rogers. >> reporter: septa as said the service has resumed on the paoli thorndale line. they need working since yesterday since 5:30 when the downed power lines caused the problem. hundreds of people were stranded when the paoli line was suspended. now they are resuming service, the first train is going out at 5:44, train 5:15. and the next