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>> and a yearbook mixup involving a muslim student ends up with her name being listed as isis. googood morning everyone its 5:30 on this tuesday may tenth. tam is off and we have some rain approaching. let's go to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. >> we sure do. some neighborhoods already seeing it. one of my twitter followers just said that they have some drizzle on township line i believe out in delaware county and you see some of that in parts of chester county, parts of delaware county, southern new castle county now getting some of this. this may fall apart as it heads east but we have to allow for some sprinkles and showers and looks like cape may new jersey is another spot also getting some of that right now. you can see how the cloud cover has built back in overnight and showers out to the west at times will be a factor today. otherwise just cloudy skies. it's also going to be cool. we're at 56 degrees right now in philadelphia. we'll drop off a little bit over the next couple of hours especially if we get some
rain. 44 degrees in allentown, 56 in millville. jacket appropriate this morning and also maybe some rain gear depending on where you r on the bus stop some of are you going to see some showers. others just the clouds and temperatures probably slide to go about 53 between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and not really recovering much. 56 degrees by 1 o'clock. this afternoon is going to be cloudy and cool with a high of just 58 degrees and at times we'll get a pop-up sprinkle or shower. it's not a washout today but damp at times. milder air comes back tomorrow, though, karen. that's the big story in the seven day and we'll have it for you coming up. >> dave traffic moving again on the vine street expressway. it was closed overnight in both directions for construction but the vine is opened. all the ramps have reopened. we're looking better but crews come back tonight at 11 o'clock and shut it down so you'll watch for those closures later tonight. for now you're doing pretty good on the vine. some of the roads starting to get a little wet. we have construction crews out here. we're live in south philadelphia, this is south broad street right by i-95 and you can see the flashing lights with crews there. traffic is getting by in the right lane but we have
construction out there right now so look for that this morning as you head towards the navy yard. in delaware county this is what it looks like on i-95. not looking bad northbound traffic headed towards the blue route. no overnight construction all lanes opened and looking pretty good right there as well but we have crews out here blocking the two left lanes until 7 o'clock. and this is in new castle county, i-95 southbound right near 896, matt. >> thanks karen. let's start here with breaking news. a man on a bike was injured in a hit and run crash in west philadelphia. it happened at 52nd street near spruce at 2:00 a.m. the 46-year-old victim was thrown from the bicycle and the driver kept on going. we'll have a live update on the search for the striking vehicle coming up in our next half hour. and brand new bullets blasted through parked cars in philadelphia's kensington section. neighbors at york and fairhill streets heard several gun shots at 1:00 a.m. there is damage to at least two cars and a motorcycle. authorities did not say whether they believe the vehicles were truck on purpose opurpose -- struck on purpose
or if these were stray bullets and did not find any shooting victims. authorities in delaware say the death of a teen following a school fight was caused by a preexisting condition. however, the attorney general's office is still going ahead with charges against three juveniles. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at howard high school of technology in wilmington. annie. >> reporter: and that's right, matt, three classmates of aim knee joyner-francis are charged in connection with her death. the prosecutors recommending that the one girl facing the most serious charge be tried as an adult. now, "action news is not naming those three girls that have been charged because they are minors. according to police, only one of the three actually struck joyner-francis. she is charged with criminally negligent homicide and police say she repeatedly hit the teen victim with a closed fist in the head and torso. the other two girls are charged with criminal conspiracy. now, investigators say they reviewed video of the fight which happened on april 21st
inside of a bathroom at the howard high school of technology. after the fight joyner-francis is seen struggling getting up from the floor disoriented and collapsed. she laid on the floor until someone called for help. she later died at the hospital. but according to the medical examiner, a preexisting medical condition may have contributed to her death. "amy died from a cardiac incident that she was vulnerable to because of a preexisting heart condition but the cardiac incident would not have occurred if she had not been assaulted." councilwoman sherri dorsey walker spoke on behalf of the young victim's family and has their reaction. >> at the end of the day nothing brings amy back, so whatever the charges are, their issue is amy is never coming home. >> reporter: now, the delaware department of justice did meet with amy joyner-francis' family before making the announcement. those three girls have already
been suspended from the high school. no word yet on what could happen next with them. for now reporting live in wilmington, delaware, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." matt. >> annie, thanks. once escaped inmate arthur buckel is at a state prison in trenton. "action news" was overhead during his capture on the gardegarden state parkway in lay township yesterday. a medical unit is evaluating buckel and investigators are talking to him to determine how he escaped and what he was doing. buckel disappeared from a minimum security facility in hammonton on may 3rd. he was just weeks shy of being eligible for parole. now the 38-year-old could face an additional three to five years behind bars for the escape. police are investigating the report of a sexual assault at sayre high school west philadelphia. a female freshman told her parents that a male classmate attacked her in a classroom after dismissal on friday afternoon. the boy identified by the girl was seen on surveillance in the school hall around the
same time. the school has suspended him as it investigates. a wayward tire bounced through traffic on route 222 in spring township berks county yesterday afternoon and slammed right through the windshield of that bus carrying students from the conrad wiser school district. police say the tire came off a pickup truck that was having a mechanical problem with one of its axles. no one was hurt. >> ♪ happening today, officials in south jersey plan to release mosquito eating fish in an effort to fight the zika virus. 10,000 gambusia affinis will be placed in retention basins throughout gloucester county. the fish eat the larvae of mosquitos there carry zika. >> oh, no. it's hitting that farm. no. >> this is new storm chasing video from oklahoma. the crew was just a field away from the twister as it include up trees and a barn in its
path. power lines sparked as the poles went down like dominos. the tornadoes in the nation's heartland are responsible for at least two deaths. more severe weather is expected today in the ohio and tennessee valleys. impressive pictures coming from oklahoma. >> crazy video, yeah. it is the time of year down in oklahoma. remember, the year i was covering the aftermath of those, the same town got hit two years in a row in oklahoma. wow. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you nothing quite so dramatic. the closer view of storm tracker shows you some of those roads are just above media and delaware county and over toward philadelphia, parts of south philadelphia now getting a bit wet as are sections of camden county including the city of camden and over toward medford lakes. looks like newark, delaware, which may have gotten a sprinkle already is about ready to get a little bit more light precipitation slightly steadier stuff on its way into coatesville and downingtown before too much longer. the wide view shows you that some areas down around
dover cumberland county new jersey and southern cape may county also picking up some of this and this stuff out to the west may have to try to scoot through over the next couple hours before we get on the other side of it and things start to dry out again. taking a look outside we have a lot of cloud cover around even where it is not raining and you see that over the platt bridge. it's also cool this morning. we're at 56 degrees in philadelphia. some suburbs down in the low 50's. winds have eased back a little bit out of the east-northeast at 6 miles per hour. future tracker6 showing you how it's going to stay fairly cloudy today. maybe the sun tries to break through every now and then but generally speaking clouds and at times there will be a couple of more sprinkles and showers popping through. now, we don't expect today to be a washout but at times you might get caught up in a little bit of a shower. then later tonight we get some breaks in the clouds, still fairly cloudy, though. the other part of the story is the cool air that is in place today. 53 degrees by 8 o'clock. 55 by 10 o'clock. and then we're just not going to move very far. by 3 o'clock, 58 degrees. again, a chance of a pop-up
shower just about any time this afternoon, although it will not be raining all the time. high temperatures across the region, all cool. 60 in reading, 59 in allentown, 58 in philadelphia. probably 58 in wilmington and about the same down in cape may. tomorrow we are looking at dry air to the north and east of us. cloud cover still producing a couple of showers down in the south and west and maybe even in philadelphia. 70 degrees is the high tomorrow, though, so we will get mild. it's still going to be somewhat cloudy and at times a little bit damp. futurfuture tracker6 showing overnight into tomorrow morning how there is the possibility of some early morning showers we might be showing you on radar. rest of the day not a lot going on, just a little spotty passing shower every now and then straight into evening. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today cloudy, cool and a little damp at times as you just saw, 58 degrees the high. tomorrow milder again with a high of 70 but we'll still be dealing with a lot of clouds and there could be some sprinkles and showers around at times. if you're leaded to the union match down at ppl park wednesday night against the
galaxy keep your eyes on raid door to see whether or not you need a poncho. thursday looks great, clouds and sun, 74 degrees. nice one there. friday the next front arrives giving us a lot of cloud cover and at time periods of rain through the day. could be a thunderstorm popping up in the afternoon and friday's high is also mild, 72. for the weekend, we've got changes between saturday and sunday. saturday still looks mild. we will likely be mostly cloudy and there is the chance of a pop-up shower or a thunderstorm late in the day, something to keep in mind if you're headed to the dad vail regatta and sunday all of that's gone but it's blustery and cooler with a high of just 63 degrees and a mix of clouds and sun. and monday we're back to full sun for the most part, 66 degrees is the high there. still a little bit cool but at least bright. matt overall not too bad. >> we're not allowed to go through more than one day without rain i guess. >> no. yeah, it's been a lot of that this spring. >> thanks, david. 5:40 and we continue to follow breaking news. an attacker armed way live in kills at least one person at a
german train station and police have a man in custody. youngsters are caught on camera torching a school bus and police say they did it all because of its affiliation with a jewish school. karen. >> starting to get wet here in chester county. looking live at the 30 bypass just east of 340. some light showers coming down in spots as you head towards downingtown. we'll take to you 422, see what it looks like there coming up. >> and a high school yearbook photo miss names a student as isis. that story is next.
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>> ♪ >> yet another gorgeous picture of the the sunrise and there have been so many of them. it's not coming up until 6:39 officially but its rays are shining off the clouds and make something very beautiful pictures to show you at home. 5:44 on this tuesday. let's turn to karen rogers for traffic. karen. >> let's just drink that picture in. that was pretty, right? all right, let's head outside right now. on though we saw that beautiful sunshine trying to brighten the skies we have some showers falling in places. some of the roads starting to get a little bit wet. we're looking live here on 422 at 23. traffic still moving nicely here. all of the overnight construction here is clear. the crews will return again tonight so watch for that. also here we're looking at an accident just coming in. we've got police and penndot all on the scene with this one as traffic kind of scans our cameras. that was on the boulevard southbound. we've got an accident just coming in on the boulevard
southbound so you want to watch for that. you saw police blocking traffic at that point southbound on the roosevelt boulevard so watch for that as you're headed out right now. also some construction going on southbound at lehigh valley. we had construction here that has cleared but northbound past quakertown still blocking the left lane but we want to watch for those crews on the scene on the boulevard southbound with that accident. also we've got dr. smith sunny on the waze app talking about an accident on market street right near 22nd so look for that one as well. storm tracker6 live double scan showing us right now we do have some showers falling through the area. we want to go in there right now and check out the showers that are through the region. we're seeing them build in from the west at this point. route three we've got there near media on the blue route starting to get wet through some of the city on i-95, 30 bypass near malvern and coatesville, 322 near honey brook looking a little damp. chadds ford you've got showers just about to come can your way as well as wilmington so watch for showers headed out right now matt. >> thanks karen.
we are following more breaking news. a 50-year-old man was killed and three other men were injured in a stabbing at a train station in germany early this morning. it happened about 20 miles east of munich and near the end of one of the city's commuter rail way lines. police arrested the suspected assailant a 27-year-old german national. investigators say the man expressed political motivations during the attack but did not give details. an 11-year-old boy is charged with arson and hate crimes in connection with a fire on a bus outside a jewish elementary school in new york. surveillance video captured sunday's arson attack. police say a group of 10 and 11-year-olds used a bic lighter pieces of cardboard and pages from a jewish prayer book to start the fire. they say this was a deliberate attack against the jewish community. police are looking for the other children involved in the bus fire. a high school student in california is demanding an investigation into a yearbook mishap that is at the very least an unfortunate
coincidence. this is bayan zehlif a junior from rancho cucamonga. she's a muslim. this is how her name appeared in the yearbook. if we can take -- yes, isis phillips. zehlif says she was hurt and embarrassed by the ordeal and decided to take her complaint to the council on american-islamic relations. >> i don't want it for myself fish needmyself -- my selfish r. >> the school district launch add review but says it could just be an awful mistake. you see there was an actual student named isis phillips who transferred earlier this year and other students were also miss named in the yearbook. one of the most recognizable attorneys in the mobile alabama area now has his own troubles with the law. deputies pulled over david maloney early sunday morning for speeding in a 35 miles per hour zone. the deputy suspected maloney was driving under the influence of alcohol and
arrested him. malone flee is a personal injury lawyer and presents himself as an attorney who refuses to defend those accused of drunk driving. hopefully for him he knows a lawyer who will. 5:48. another state is delving into the issue into which bathrooms people are allowed to use. a worried pizza delivery driver is credited with helping to save the life of a regular customer. >> ♪
>> an oregon man owes his life to a pizza delivery driver and to the fact that he's a well known customer. the general manager at a dominos in salem noticed 48-year-old kirk alexander had not ordered a pizza in more than a week. so one of the delivery drivers went over to his house on sunday morning to check on him
and he wasn't answering his door or the phone so the driver called 911. when police arrived they found alexander in need of medical attention. he is now in the hospital in fair condition and workers from dominos have been visiting alexander wishing him a speedy recovery. >> very nice. >> so nice they become your friends. >> right. >> let's take a look outside. i got a big accident i want to show you. look at all the emergency workers on the scene and traffic is jammed. this is the roosevelt boulevard just north of the schuylkill expressway. as you're heading northbound past the schuylkill and towards wissahickon, you're dealing with this accident now blocking the two right lanes. we've got police, penndot all on the scene blocking the two right lanes. look how jammed you are northbound on the boulevard coming off of the schuylkill expressway. a big accident we're following there right now. meanwhile mass transit if you're heading out and about to head on mass transit everything is on time, dave. >> damp in some neighborhoods on storm tracker6 live double scan this morning, karen. you can see areas south of philadelphia around dover, cape may county, parts of cumberland county and there's also a little streak of precipitation coming in
through chester county, delaware county and in through parts of south philadelphia. more on the way out to the west f you're dressing the kids some neighborhoods of course you'll wants the rain gear early. this afternoon they may not need it but it's going to stay cool enough for ing gentleman. as we roll through the day you'll see that in a moment. winds not all that strong out there this morning, only 6 miles per hour. some spots up in the teens so a little breezy at times. if you're running errands today, no real better time to do it. we're going to be stuck in the 50's the whole way. your high today will be 58 degrees probably hit that around 3:00 and still be on it at 4 o'clock and a couple more spotty showers possible as we go into the afternoon. matt. >> thanks, david. you can get the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 radar any time at 6abc/weather. the white house takes another step to break the blockade on president obama's pick for the supreme court court. merrick garland will submit a question flare to the senate judiciary committee. it is standard procedure. the hope is to put pressure on the committee chairman senator charles grassley. the republican is adamant
about waiting until after the election to hold hearings for a nominee to fill the seat held by the late justice antonin scalia. garland will continue meeting privately with senators this week. california lawmakers advanced a bill to make all single stall public restrooms gender neutral. the vote came hours after the show down over north carolina's bathroom law. that state's governor filed a suit with the federal government to defend the state law which requires transgender people to use the restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate. the justice department is suing as well saying the law violates civil rights. >> ♪
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or any other small frozen coolatta, for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'. >> ♪ >> 5:56. this is probably our fourth picture now of just a wonderful sunrise coming up over the eastern horizon. it is 56 degrees on city avenue. sunrise time officially 6:39. it's starting to come over the commodore barry bridge. congressman bob brady is confident lawmakers can come up with the $3.5 million it will take to dredge the schuylkill river. sediment lab building up on the bottom making it dangerous for rowers. brady is meeting with the army corps of engineers later this week. >> the ones that row for the dad vail regatta this weekend, they going to walk out in knee deep silt. some places you can see the bottom and it's dangerous but we're going get it done. it's in the budget which is the hardest thing which is to get in the army corps budget and i got it in the budget and we'll find the money.
>> the last river dredging was in 2000. brady promises to have it done again within the year to keep philadelphia's rowing traditions alive. there's a new initiative in new jersey to save the lives of pets in peril. north star vets is donating their first round of oxygen pet masks and other aid items to the florence township fire department. it comes in the wake of a deadly firely in burlington county in february. firefighters rescued service dog buddy but he later died from burns to his body and severe smoke inhalation. the florence department says an average of two out of every five calls they receive include pets. >> masks we will be receiving fit the snout of a dog or a cat and have a better feel and we can give them more oxygen much easier. >> north star vets plans to donate four more oxygen mask kits to the fire department over the next month. >> 5:57 now. we continue to follow breaking news. a driver knocks a man off his bike and speeds away. we have a live update on the
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday may tenth. tam is off and we are following breaking news. a driver strikes a bike ride interwest philadelphia and then takes off. we are live with the search for the motorist. three teen girls face criminal charges in the death of a delaware girl who was in a bathroom fight. and shades of gray. the clouds are back, the sun is coming up but accuweather is tracking a