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sunday, august 10, i'm eva pilgrim. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news," the husband of the woman killed in pennypack park faces charges for her murder. three innocent people are shot overnight when a argument gets out of control and the disease trackers think they found the start of ebola virus. those stories, but first the exclusive accuweather forecast, melissa magee in for chris sowers. >> reporter: good afternoon, we have a lovely day on the way. sky6 live hd live in looking at the platt bridge on this sunday afternoon. we have a nice, blue sky overhead and comfortable conditions the only thing you'll notice today as an up tick in humidity. the temperature outside currently if philadelphia, coming in at 84. wilmington, 83. in the poconos, 77. a pair of his along the coast in sea isle city.
beach haven 78. here's satellite and radar we have a dominating ridge of high pressure across much of the mid atlantic region. the winds out of the north and northwest they will switch and turn out of the south and southeasterly direction as we get into the rest of the afternoon. the call from accuweather today, it's mostly sunny a touch on the humid side we'll max out in the upper 80s with the high coming in at 86 degrees, we'll look at the headlines as we see what's ahead. sunday, we're tracking changes as we get into early this week. heavy rain on the way tuesday night and a big cool down for the month of august on the way, we'll share those with you in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> we're following new developments this noon in last week's murder of a woman in pennypack park. police sources tell "action news" that the hulls -- husband of 46-year-old connie murray has been charged with the crime.
katherine scott is live at police headquarters with the latest details. >> reporter: that's right, eva, police source said 48-year-old husband of the victim has been charged in his wife's death. police sources say that murray strangled wife and confessed to do doing it after an argument turned physical. after days of questioning homicide detective's have answer. a source told "action news" the mother of two connie murray of northeast philadelphia, died at the hand of her husband, christopher murray. her body was found early tuesday morning in pennypack park. an autopsy revealed she had been strangled. investigators looked for evidence and conducted interviews. part his story didn't add up. the source said murray told police the couple had gotten into a fight monday and connie had gone out for a walk. he followed her and they sat on a bench to talk.
the argument turned physical and that's when the source said he blacked out and strangled her. a press conference is being held here in a half-hour. "action news" will have the press conference for you live at 6abc.com. we'll continue to follow the latest developments on the death of connie murray throughout the day at 6abc.com, there you can read more about the victim and details in the investigation. an argument in feltonville overnight ends with four people shot three of them innocent victims. philadelphia police are searching for the shooter. police say two neighbors got into a fight on the 4800 block of tampa street after 11:30 last night. one called a friend for help shortly after a car pulled up and began firing. a neighbor was hit in the leg and took off running. the gunman followed on whitiker avenue and continued to fire his gun as two separate vehicles
passed by. three people in these cars were hit. up with driver was shot in the head and in critical condition. inside his car was his wife and two children, both girls ages 6 months and 6 years, they were in the back seat, thank god they were not hit. >> now the other two hit by stray bullets were passengers in one of the other cars. they are in stable condition. police have taken two persons of interest into custody. they are looking at surveillance video in the area in hopes of identifying the gunman. we're learning more this noon about the u.s. military airstrikes on islamic militants in iraq. there were four airstrikes yesterday three within a half-hour and one later in the day, the target? islamic militants who have been surrounding a mountain refusing to allow tens tens of thousandsf religious refugees to escape. an international coalition is buildings to try to get food and
water to the refugees and pope francis is sending a representative to the region tomorrow. turning now to new developments in the continuing conflict in gaza. there is word that palestinian negotiators have accepted an offer for a new three-day cease-fire. now we're waiting to here if israel will do the same. israeli negotiators walked away from talks saying they won't negotiate if hamas continues to fiockets tyteaace h h war steppintewart's confront spearding hrs, nasca rails -- going to shis
lancaster. the lower 80s in wilmington. here's satellite and radar, quiet really from new england down across the mid atlantic region, high pressure keeping the clouds and the moisture well away from the region for the rest of the day and for that matter into tonight. the only thing you'll notice the high pressure scoots to the east, later today the winds turn south i -- soughterly and the -- southerly and the winds up the humidity a little bit, but nothing terrible. monday we have nice weather, tuesday we have a trough of low pressure pushing east ward and showers from the poconos to the lancaster for the early half of the day. as we transition into the afternoon hours on tuesday, over into wednesday we have rain some of which could follow us as we get into the middle of that
week. at 6:00 a.m. it does look to show heavier pockets of rainfall. in the wake of this disturbance moving through tuesday into wednesday we have a nice cool-down on the way later this week. the ocean temperature, 735 degrees. 80 degrees inland. plenty of sunshine to enjoy. later today we have a ballgame at citizens bank park, the phils are at home. taking on the melts first pitch 86 and 9th inning the upper 80s. tonight partly cloudy, muggy, we'll drop down to 67 in the city, to 58 in the suburbs. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mostly sunny today, high temperatures in the upper 80s. sunshine and clouds back to work on monday, 86 degrees. no issues tomorrow. as we get tuesday, however, for
the first half of the day we'll be dry. high temperature up to 80 degrees. let me track those showers and thunderstorms that move through tuesday afternoon some of which will carry over wednesday morning, rain and showers around high temperature of 80. look at that, in the wake of this, on thursday, much cooler for august, 78 degrees, 79 opry, as we get into saturday it stays comfortable with the temperature of 82 degrees, i don't think we're complaining for the second week of august. >> seems like we're getting into that pattern where the weekends are nice. >> reporter: and that's fine by me. >> i think it's fine by everybody. thanks melissa. stay on top of the weather changes with 6abc.com, visit 6abc.com/weather for storm tracker 6 live radar and the hourly and seven day forecast and the latest video from our "action news" meteorologists and photos and videos. philadelphia academy of natural sciences have gone to the birds. some of nature's brightest and
most fascinating birds are on exhibit there. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: the birds of paradise have made their way north this summer in a new exhibition. ted layman and edwin shultz spent 8 careers in the field studying -- 8 years in the if he would studying these unique birds. >> they got wet and dirty and struggled in in this inhoss -- environment. >> the males became more and more luxurious, big, beautiful, bright feathers and incredibly
odd mating manuverrers. it's not just that they have beautiful feathers or long beaks or big tails, but they do these dances. >> reporter: there's video and calls and inter active dance that tell the story of the fascinating birds. >> they are beautiful and bizarre. you can't look away. there's something here for everyone, you can get very into all the science if you want to, or you can just have a good time and do some dancing in the dance evolution. for tickets and museum hours go to 6abc.com for more on this and other area events click on the section tab at the top of the homepage, you'll find arts under categories, for 6abc loves the arts i'm karen rogers. >> and just ahead on "action news," the common practice among crier -- chiropractors, but some
12omts. mis-- mets.sess 2 loshe all the mistake, nick foles and the eagles say they will fix it. eagles quarterback said he feels bad about the bad decisions he made in opener. he had two interceptions. good thing it doesn't count. starting offense had four penalties in the loss, they vowed to work out all the kinks. >> it's a sick feeling in your
stomach, but at the same time i know that i can correct those i'm going to go back to work and i will get better because of it, whether it be the interceptions or the penalties that's something that preseason allows is an opportunity to clean it up. >> i'm not worried about nick, he'll be fine. and he knows that. >> reporter: the eagles now get set to face the new england payments -- patriots next friday. that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski have a good day. >> another half-hour of "action news" is just ahead. fire hits a plane always it's ready to take off, we'll hear one passenger's first person view. the times are changing for philadelphia mummers it could mean a new look to this year's parade. those stories and the the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and more when "action news" continues.
precipitation, we have high pressure in control the high is starting to lose a little bit of its grip across the region, saturday a few clouds are starting to streak northward, all in all we have a dry day. if you're heading to the last day of musikfest in the lehigh valley, keith urban will take the sands steel stage at 6:30, temperatures in the upper 70s. call from accuweather, mostly sunny, a touch on the humid side, but nothing unbearable with a high temperature today around 86 degrees. coming up, eva, we have changes up ahead for the start of the workweek, we're tracking the rain and a bit of cool down on the way for august. those details coming up in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll send it back inside to you. >> there are breaking developments this noon in the death of a woman in northeast philadelphia. according to police sources, the woman's husband is charged in her death. katherine scott has been following the story all morning
and is now live at police headquarters. katherine? >> reporter: eva, police say 48-year-old christopher murray has been charged in the death of his wife. connie murray was found in pennypack park last tuesday morning and police say that he confessed to strangling her, a press conference is underway inside police headquarters. >> the unfortunately we only have one side of the story. there was domestic discord between the two, i'm not going to comment. it was at that manual strangulation. >> inaudible. >> the detectives that process the the crime scene said there was something that didn't add up her being dragged and put in the area. people assumed she was running in the park, she was on the outlet skirts of the park
walking. that's clear from the video she was power walking. there's a best you berm there, e she went up there voluntarily to talk about him, perhaps away from the children and things went bad. >> there's several ball fields there and memorial cemetary there, and two benches there by the memorial cemetary that's add adjacent to the two bench also. >> we believe it happened sometime around 9:30 a>> th0-dl o g g this? >> i have nothing to do with that. >> how long did it take for the confession to come? >> i don't want to get into too
much about the confession. >> did you tell him you had the video evidence? >> no we had several detectives that work in homicide who are very adept at locating. this is a unit the whole unit worked on this, starting out a scawd -- squad investigation, one of the detectives, recovered thovedt w it helpful, people thinks businesses are the only ones with security cameras. >> i'm so happy i hope everybody gets video cameras, i hope they get the right kind of cameras, the high definition cameras. the more cameras out there, obviously i meant helps us
tremendously. >> so it was a resident at? >> no, the one that captured the incident where the car pulls over and she stops to talk -- >> you're listening live to a press conference going on inside police headquarters, the husband has been charged with strangling his wife in pennypack park last week. she body was found early tuesday morning. investigators spent days combing it is area. they interviewed murray's hulls christopher according to detectives his story didn't add up. they brought him in for questioning and he confessed. him apparently he told police they had argued on monday, connie murray wasn't out for a walk and police believe he followed her they sat on a bench to continue talking the argument turned physical and that's when
the source tells "action news" that murray's husband blacked out and strangled murray. 48-year-old charged in the death of his wife, connie murray, mother of two, that press conference continues and you can continue to watch it live at 6abc.com. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> a nurse passing by may have saved the life of a gun shot victim in north philadelphia. the man was short on the 400 block of west clear field street. the nurse found him on 5th street where he collapsed after trying to run from the shooter. she applied the tourniquet and called for help. police are searching for a suspect in motive in the shooting. >> a tourist is recovering at a local hospital after being beat up defending a group of women. philadelphia police hope surveillance video will help them figure out who did it. they say a 39-year-old man from
texas was beat unconscious. he was reportedly defending a group woman who were being harassed. there were frightening moments overnight on a jet blue passenger plane. this will you'll see here is video of the plane when an engine caught fire when it was about to leave san juan puerto rico to new york. the pilot noticed the problem and aborted takeoff. all 146 people evacuated safely one described the scene. >> there was a huge bang and boom sound, i was in the front row, i looked out of the front side of the plane i saw the smoke coming out of the engine. people in the cabin, they smelled the smoke inside the cabin. some say they saw flames in the cabin. i didn't see any flames, that's when people got up on their seats and began to scream and lose control. my hat is off to the jet blue flight crew they kept everybody
calm. at that point the captain saved the plane, the impact of the explosion, the fire, the smoke, it was quite surreal. >> federal investigators with the ntsb are trying to figure out what sparked the blaze. meanwhile, 39 people in a plane crash in iran died. the plane had taken off from tehran when one of the engines cut out, it went down in the residential area. iran has had a series of plane crashes blamed on poor maintenance and aging aircraft many built before the islamic revolution in 1979. there could another change coming to a philadelphia institution. the mummers parade come the new year, the parade could take a new route. sharrie williams explains the changes. >> i love this parade it's not a one day year thrill for me.
>> reporter: rich is deeply vested in the annual mummers parade president of the comics division he's been with the parade over five decades, over that time, crowd participation has sharply declined. >> you work all year around to perfect what you're doing and there's nobody there to appreciate it. >> reporter: mummery dates back industry and tradition among immigrants celebration the new career. the parade route in philadelphia was once filled with irish and italian accident -- descendants who identify with mummers, but not any more. >> i've been in the parade for 55 years and the demographics have changed. >> reporter: in an effort to get the people back, organizers are looking to shorten it. they usually march up city hall
where they are judged. they would like to get judged first, reversing the route is a major change, but he is for it if it means protecting the tradition. >> we have we have to do something to prolong the parade. it's the tradition of mummers that counts. >> reporter: sharrie williams channel 6 "action news." >> there's much more ahead on "action news" this sunday august 10th. up next, it could be days before the lights are back on in hawaii. later, some people don't just wear technology, they have it implanted, it's the real world of cyborg. taking a look on sky6 live hd hd, philadelphia international airport, a perfect day to fly out, should not be any problems flying out at least not in our
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but most of us will stay dry as far as precipitations concerd. the onlyiccup inhe forecast, if you're looking for something on theivwe al advisory in effect 5:97 p.m. tonight lasting through midnight. there's concern of minor flooding occurring at the time of high tide. from surf city to cape may, along the jersey beaches we'll nd high tide 8:00 p.m. high tide in the delaware bay 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the overnight hours. no irs for the rest of the day, no issues tomorrow, tuesday into wednesday we're tracking changes. we'll stop this. future tracker 6 showing you this 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. tuesday you'll notice showers and storms firing up from the i-95 corridor and areas north and west. il first o-tmes
linger the first half of the day into wednesday. today, mostly sunny, high temperature, 80 degrees, the ocean temperature in the middle 70s for this time of year. up north, up in the poconos we head, sunny on our sunday, high temperature of 78. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. get out and enjoy the rest of the day, it's mostly sunny, high temperature, 86 degrees, 86 is average for this time of career. monday a nice mixture of sunshine and clouds. es tuesday a day of transition, i don't think the entire day is wet here, but tuesday high temperature of 80 degrees, thers showe and thy,an o aus it i thy,an o aus it i aye teronnginntilno t tbotefste.
cyborg. by definition is a person whose humans skills are enhanced by technology. always devices take over our lives, some people are actually putting technology into their bodies. neil whose color blind said his an taken in a allows him to hear color. >> this is very blue. it converts the frequency from different colors into the frequencies for different sounds. >> how did you find a doctor who agreed to put that into your head? >> that was very complex. because bioethics don't debris between humans and technology. but i did find one and he did the implant. >> reporter: one particular cyborg seems business opportunities, emil sell also chips people can implant in their
>> recapping our toptory on "action news," the husband of the woman found dead in pennypack park hark charged with her murder police say christopher murray failed a lie detecter test and confessed to killing his wife, connie murray. he said the two were arguing and the fight turned physical. investigators say he strangled her. today is murray's funeral. police say they don't know if the couple's children know their father what about charge. let's gets a look at the weather this afternoon. >> reporter: it's sunny today, plenty of sunshine, high temperature 86 degrees, monday, sunshine and clouds, 86. tuesday we'll cool down to 80, but we're tracking showers and
storms by then, wednesday that rain will continue at least for the first half of the day at 80. lo at the temperatures in the wake of the front, thursday and friday in the upper 70s definitely reflecting more of a fall feel later this week. enscroilt -- enjoy it while it lasts. >> gospel music is next. "action news" continues at 6:00 p.m. tonight. for chris sowers, melissa magee and the entire "action news" team, i'm eva pilgrim, have a great sunday. well, not that kind of fresh. on the freshness of our chicken. but i can guarantee the freshness of our chicken because we go beyond what the usda requires...