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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good after floon noon, rick
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is off. now citations are issued for the shut down of i-495 in delaware. but the big story this afternoon is the shootout that killed a suspect and injured a philadelphia police officer. is happened in the city's tacony section. and the officer suffered a graze wound to the head. but managed to shoot back and killed suspect. david henry is live. >> reporter: they are trying to put together the events that led to the raging gun battle. in the meantime it was an extremely close call for that police officer s tonight was all caught on police radio
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transmission. >> the officer is reporting shots fired. >> it happened at 12:45 this morning in tack owny, a report of a man with a gun on ditman. they spotted the suspect on torresdale and the officer came under fire immediately. >> officer paulski got out of the car and was fired upon. he suffered a deep graze wound but kept his cool when reporting it on police radio. >> i'm hit. >> he was joined by two other officers that were engaged in a gun battle with the suspect, and officer karpalski was hit and he
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haze 3-week-old child. commissioner ramsey said it was a close call. >> he is released from the hospital, and received a graze wound to the head, another fraction of an inch and we would be having a different discussion. >> police are not releasing the name of the suspect that was killed out there this morning. they have surveillance video that could help in their ongoing investigation. starting on "action news," we'll have more of those dramatic police radio transmissions during the gun battle. david henry, channel 6 "action news." >> david, thank you. >> we have breaking news now, from penn's landing, where a septa bus caught fire just a few minutes ago. firefighters are on the scene now and you can see they extinguished the fire, it was burning at the back of the bus here. that was parked at front and
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chestnut street, it's a route 33 bus, it caught fire before the noon hour. no injuries reporting and septa tells "action news" there were no passengers on the bus at the time of the fire, there was a septa mechanic on the bus when it did catch fire, firefighters put it out fairly quickly. a dozen bullet casings riddled the street following a deadly shooting last night. a 26-year-old man was found shot inside of a silver honda before 1:00 this morning. it happened on the 1800 block west third and scott street. the victim was rushed to christiana hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. so far police have no motives or suspects for this shooting. israel has resumed air strikes in the gaza strip. egypt persuaded both sides to
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continue a peace treaty and israel says they only fired the rockets after hamas broke the treaty. last night in ferguson, police clashed with protesters. marcy gonzales has the latest. >> reporter: it's becoming a nightly routine here in ferguson. protesters flooding the streets, some turning violent. >> our officers came under heavy gun fire, officers again responding with tear gas, arresting 31 people saying many of them were from out of state. i want to take care of the good people and come out and protest tomorrow during the daytime hours. make your voices heard, where you can be seen. the protest which during the day
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is peaceful is sparked by the death of michael brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot more than a week ago by officer darren wilson. >> we are hearing from one of wilson's friends. >> he is a quiet guy, really well mannered. i can't imagine him shooting anybody even as a police officer. >> evidence could be presented to the grand jury tomorrow, including the autopsy showing six shots. >> if they were taken from far away and all of them hit him in the front. that will be a tough spot for the police officer to be in. if however, this was fired at close range, the police officer is going to say there was a struggle. >> that is what the police maintain.
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in ferguson, missouri, i'm marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> we invite you to go to our website at, for the latest of what is going on in ferguson, you'll see pictures of confrontations between protesters and police. there is more legal action this afternoon surrounding the evidence tampering scandal at the medical examiners office. they want all the evidence to be thrown out. even if the evidence was not tested there. that could lead to hundreds of criminal cases being dismissed. only evidence showing tynin sig of tampering or -- the owners of the land in wilmington, delaware, where i-495 was shut down, were serviced with notices. del/dot discovered that the 12th street bridge was tilting, officials determined that a
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large pile of dirt dumped near the bridge damaged the support columns. dupont and alma properties are served with citations from governmental regulators. it remains closed, 495 south opened back up on july 31st. breaking news out of arizona, there is flash flooding causing big problems in the phoenix area, take a look at the video just into our newsroom. raging waters are flowing right next to these roads, and in some cases the roads are submerged and several vehicles are stuck. we'll have more on that on "action news" at beginning at 4:00. and now a wild fire near yosemite national park, it has burned nearly two square miles in the foothills. eight structures have been
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destroyed thus fire and 500 others are in the line of fire, 13,000 homes in this area have been given plannedtory evacuation orders. here in our area, the sky is blue and the sun is bright but the humidity is making a return this noon. sky 6 hd taking a live look at cape may, it's a nice stretch of weather, as the muggies begin moving back into the delaware and lehigh valleys. david murphy is become with more of what to expect from accuweather. >> we start with not much humidity but it's feeling stickier, we have the sun and clouds mix we were expecting. you can see how the clouds essentially well up to the west of us. just some fair weather cumulous in some spots. that rain from overnight staying in the south is out of here now, 82 in philadelphia, currently
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most of the area is in the 70s, a couple of 80 degree readings in millville and reading. we'll probably level off the numbers in the next couple of hours. i want to quickly show you dew points, when you get a dew point over 60 that is humid air. 65 in wilmington and 64 in philadelphia. good pool day, with humidity on the rise, 81 degrees by 1:00 and 83 by 4:00 and a high of 83 degrees today. we'll talk about how long this humid pattern lasts, and we'll talk about rain. >> thank you. >> stay on top of the changing weather situation, visit, for storm tracker 6 radar, the latest video from our "action news" meteorologist, and our election of weather related photos and videos. it's movein day today for the
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new centenarians in montgomery county. "action news" was in wynnewood as the new they'll guy students moved into the dorm, 26 men are entering the seminary, they represent 17 diocese, including six men from the archdiocese of flds. a south philadelphia store is trying to keep up with demand for taney dragons merchandise. "action news" is at sports store where people are picking up shirts and baseball hats, all the proceeds goes right to the little league team. some of those shirts are printed right at the store. chad pradelli will have live reportses from williamsport tomorrow as the taney dragons get ready to take on las vegas in game three of the little league world series. still to come on "action news" at noon, a man is called a hero after rescuing a woman and young
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child from a fiery crash in mississippi. plus, it's getting more and more expensive to raise a child. we have the estimated amount, the new list of cars targeted by thiefs out and our call to action volunteers are standing by to help you with any issue
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three new jersey state troopers rescued a truck driver after a fiery crash this morning in bergan county, the truck crashed through the guardrail in ridgefield park, the cab plunged into a creek below with the 66-year-old inside. the officers were able to pull the man from the vehicle. a dash-cam captured this video as a car collided with a tasker truck on interstate 10 in biloxi, mississippi, people behind stopped and ran to the fire ball to help and fredrickson used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. >> we noticed a woman trying to get out and when we opened the
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door we noticed a 1-year-old girl in the backseat and she was pretty happy when i got her out of there. >> they then dragged the woman away from the wreckage. they suffered only minor injuries. there are new numbers from the death toll from the ebola virus in west african. more than half of the people sickened in west africa have now died and there are 113 new cases, this brings the overall death toll to 1,329. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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the honda accord topped the list with 54,000 shests last year. that is according to the crime bureau, and the civic was the second most stolen vehicle, then the chevy silverado and the ford f-series. and harsh winter weather has hampered housing sales in the first half of the year, and experts expect a rebound in the second half of the year. they predict 55,000 starts of the year, that is down from the
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july forecast of just over a million and up modestly from last year. in health check this noon, raising a child for most of us is a wonderful experience. but the joys of parenthood comes with a high prisz, the fda released the price of raising a child born in the year 2014. it costs $14,000 to raise a child. that is 2% higher than the price last year. that includes health care and child care for those 18 years but does not include college, parents with three or more kids spent 22% less for child, buy in bulling and use hand me down toys. >> the "action news" team is working on stories for tonight at 4:00. lets check in with alicia vitarelli with a look ahead. >> my 6-year-old needs a job. coming up at 4:00, he calls it
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meteorologist, david murphy, here now with accuweather. feeling a bit more summer-like out there. >> stickier and probably staying that way for the next couple of days. stormtracker 6 live double scan, there is no precipitation in sight and as we look at the turtles on the logs sunning themselves. it's still fairly bright but more of a sun and clouds mix than what we had earlier. well, 82 degrees is your current temperature and humidity is starting to creep up there, as the dew point is up above the 60 degree threshold. all the turtles hanging out on logs, are you okay. trenton 79 and 79 in allentown and a couple of 80s here and
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there and getting high to your mark of 80 degrees down at the shore. accuweather shows cloud cover mixing in with sun in central pennsylvania, we have the fair weather cumulous with enough holes. later in the afternoon you'll probably feel the humidity tic up. 80 is the high there with a mix of sun and clouds. at the shore 75 or so in the water and on the beach a high of 80, not that much different than what are you experiencing right now. as we look at philadelphia's forecast, a high of 84 and similar, sun and clouds and a bit on the humid side, winds at 6 miles per hour. we have them breezy at times through the morning and we'll see that kick up during the afternoon, partly cloudy and cool and an overnight low of 67, and the suburbs going to the low
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60s overnight. no weather problems to prevent you from getting to the area, 81 by 5:30 and a bit on the humid side, a mix of sun and clouds and bright enough for sunglasses, the phillies trying to beat the seattle mariners and a bid on the humid side, 72 in the ninth inning for the phillies and mariners. a high of 85 and continued humidity as the warm front to the west continues to encourage a southerly flow drawing the sticky air in. a slight chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm, west of philadelphia, the latest models are keeping this out until properly overnight. the system comes through and at times we see a shower, and some lingering showers on friday. today's high 67 and a bit more humid than it has been the last
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couple of days. tomorrow warm and humid, a high of 85, we may or may not see a late day thunderstorm out to the north and west. overnight into wednesday, we'll see showers, cloudy skies for the most part on thursday and spotty showers around. on friday, mostly cloudy and 80 and a chance of a shower, i hope they get out of here, and in the afternoon some sun returning, either way the weekend is looking good and 88 is your high on saturday. partly to mostly sunny skies and anything you want to do outside it will be good, with the union with the big nationally televised match on sunday. now for david murphy, and rick williams, i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon. day dreaming again?
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