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firefighters have their work cut out for them right now, can you see the smoke and flames billowing hire out of the forest you see behind me that is the command center we have seen heavy smoke here along route 206, we don't know if they are backfires being set to stop the advancement of this fire we don't know if it's the fire itself moving forward. as of 2:00 p.m., the forest service says there is no containment, state police say there are few evacuations and this is not a populate the area and a forest station where we are at are some of the buildings being threatening but we are okay at this time. it has ten brush trucks and a fixed wing plane and a helicopter too dropping water on this fire, of course the trucks and tractors are digging around it and trying to get this thing contained.
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as of 2:00 p.m. there is no containment. i am here with carlton montgomery you have been evacuated. >> i run the organization that runs the canoe and kayak renal up the street here. >> what is your concern now if the fire comes across 206 it could threaten the houses and our businesses there. >> are you concerned? >> yes but i have confidence in the firefighters. >> talking to state police the main concern is traffic, this is 206 shut down at route 230, they say this will really bottleneck. but as you see the firefighters have their work cut out for them and they don't want it to cross this busy road here.
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the firefighters are coming to this lake behind us taking the bucket and getting the water and dropping it on this blaze. so far no real urgency, they say they are used to this and they are fighting this fire, and the conditions this area did not get rain over the last few days, so it's very dry conditions here, but i'm told that the wind is not too bad at this time. and that is playing a better role than the fire the last few days the wind is not causing them many problems we'll follow this story throughout the evening newscast live in the wharton state forest chad pradelli channel 6 "action news." >> we can confirm the winds are calm but dry conditions we have seen all week are only feeding the fire, lets go outside to cecily tynan with more on that as well as a look at the accuweather forecast. we needed rain like yesterday.
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>> we sure do it's been dry and warm and it's humidity has been low and that is all added up to an elevated fire risk, unbelievable. we have less than a quarter inch of rain, this time of the year the air is dry and that drys out the branches and leaves and that creates kindling. and we usually use stormtracker 6 live double scan to show rain but we can detect the smoke particles around 206 in it actually looks like that fire is decreasing its intensity. hopefully that is the case, and like chad mentioned the winds are light and pushing the brush fire along. the problem though the
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temperatures it's warm and feels like summer, 80 in philadelphia and 75 in millville, and 82 in allentown and reading 80 degrees, it has the low humidity of spring time. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows the low pressure off the coast of georgia, that low pressure is trying to work to the north but the high pressure will keep us dry through the weekend and the high pressure is keeping the storms across the plain states from moving east of the same areas that saw the tornadoes and have a risk of more severe weather we'll have more details of what to expect over your weekend in the accuweather forecast. >> as you mentioned that weather pattern is bringing us dry conditions it left much of the midwest reeling from wet storms. erin o'hearn is live in the traffic center with where they
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go from here. >> 51 tornadoes ripped through tornado alley and today victims of the storm tried to collect their belongings and tried to refocus to the road to rebuilding mother nature unleashed her fury in kansas as her path of destruction tore across the plains here in nebraska, the homes were crushed. >> we could hear the sound of a train and our ears started popping because of the air pressure residents woke up to disaster. we are pretty much trying to get in and get our daughter's stuff out that we can anything and everything that is salvageable we are getting out. >> it tore through tornado alley. >> i had to come home and check what was going on and there was
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nothing left. even with the warnings the mayor of oklahoma city said the damage was far worse than expected. >> in oklahoma we expect this and the people will be able to move on like before. >> they declared a flash flood emergency in oklahoma city, the massive storm causing up 8 inches of rainfall in the matter of hours. >> i couldn't believe it the devastation you know you kinds of wonder how you will recover from this, but we will. >> as cecily mentioned. unfortunately the weather outlook for this week is grim more severe storms are expected over the next few days. erin o'hearn, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. over at the big board here in philadelphia today police announced the arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run accident that critically injured a temple university student. this is 18-year-old robert
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roberts he is charged with leaving the scene of an accident. the victim s. 22-year-old rachel hall she was on the bus and was hit. the accidents at park and diamond street he has a learners permit and told police he panicked. >> he went through the stop sign and struck and the driver panicked and didn't do the right thing, he ultimately did the right thing by turning himself in and information 24 hours later, hall is from mullica hill, new jersey she sufficient offed head and leg injuries and her condition is improving. >> roberts family has cooperated with the police as well. if he had stayed on the scene he would not be facing any charges.
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>> thanks alicia. weapons, jewels and religious relics from one of history's most feared leaders, we got a sneak preview of the gangus kahn exhibit. his empire stretched from the pacific ocean to europe. it features 200 artifacts and murals and pre comprehensive sets that brings the battleground to life. matt pellman is standing by in the traffic center with a look at things on this thursday. >> i am standing by and traffic is standing still unfortunately on the schuylkill expressway westbound side an accident just happened here involving an overturned vehicle, can you see right there somebody is climbing over the barrier kind of working their way toward that vehicle. this all just happened minutes ago and no emergency crews are on the scene and unfolding in
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the westbound lanes of 76 between passyunk and veran the right side is blocked. just the left side is slowly squeezing by and this will cause delays once the emergency crews get in here. we are waiting on the fire trucks and police to get there. and the kelly drive now shut down for this weekend's aberdeen dad vail regatta. are you using the schuylkill or mlk as alternated. and route 30 the white horse pike use jackson or route 73 and southbound on 55 at 322 an overturned truck is taking out a lane single digit speeds there lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report on this thursday afternoon. we are watching the report on
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the westbound schuylkill and slow speeds are popping up and we'll keep watching it in the next half hour. >> see you shortly matt, thank you. still ahead here the controversy over government spying on your phone calls and the panel of judges makes a big decision. and police around the world goes on raids to bring back a controversial drug ring and adam joseph on one of his outdoor adventures today and he is in doylestown. >> reporter: we are live in doylestown at central park where you have 140 acres of this lush green, the hiking trails and also home to the kids castle. you ready to have fun in the playground. >> yea! >> that is a big castle lets head down the hill and play in the castle some will run and some will jog and i'll jog. we'll have more when "action news" returns.
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police in the united states and italy took steps to break up an international cocaine trafficking ring, a pizzeria was the center of the ring but they say they were coming from southern italy the fbi says there is further evidence that italy's top crime syndicate has expanded their time with the traditional new york crime syndicate. they have seized drugs as part of this investigation and we have learned that this drug ring has ties to our area, the cocaine was bought in costa rica and except in a warehouse in chester pennsylvania from there it's shipped to a produce company as cover. and the court issued its ruling in a lawsuit brought by
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the american civil liberties union, a lower court threw out the case saying the bulk phone records was legal but instead the judged left it up to congress to decide what to do next. a warning at 11:00 for pet owners you might think are you spoiling your dogs when you give them a treat. and now wendy saltzmans a brand making dogs sick. >> a few pets just a few mile as part are concerned about treats they bought at a national chain. >> there was not a whole lot of time from the time i fed her that treat to the time she died. we are investigating these allegations and others how some snacks may have toxic consequences. >> the kidneys were dying from the inside out. the fda's warn that could save
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your pet's life. >> no dog should be put through that suffering. we go undercover and find the treats are still on store shelves. only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. meantime a group of runners found a white swan with burns on its head in a south jersey park, while the vets nurse it back to health, they are trying to find out if someone hurt the bird on purpose. eva pilgram has the details in mullica hill today. >> reporter: brian it's nesting season but one mama swan is laid up here at an animal hospital instead of on her nest. >> swans usually live in the wild as a pair and this one is hanging with the dogs after being rescued from the state park. >> they adapt to people that is why she was close enough to get hurt, if you throw bread or food long enough they'll come up and
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get it. >> authorities believe something was poured on her face and she was found hiding in the woods. >> that skin was burned with chemicals, our impression was that the skin had been burned whether it was an acid, lighter fluid or anything that is harsh these birds have pretty sensitive skin. >> veterinarians are optimist she will make a full recovery and go back to her eggs soon, for now her mate sits on her eggs and waits for her return. swans mate for life. investigators say it's hard to say what happened unless someone comes forward as an eyewitness if you know anything about what
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happened to that swan you are asked to come forward, we are live at the veterinary hospital eva pilgram channel 6 "action news." >> thank you very much. we want to revisit our breaking news thereafter noon on the massive wild fire burning in burlington county new jersey chopper 6 hd is over the wharton state forest and this fire is burning for several hours now on several different fronts just to give you the sense of the scope, that yellow object in the center of your screen is an airplane and that gives you a sense of perspective how massive that forest is and how large the fires burning are. there are several now and the fire marshals we believe have set some advance fires to burn out the fuel that would continue to burn this forest fire, they are on the scene in mass right now, with trucks on the ground and airplanes in the sky dropping retardant on the
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flames. in the meantime, it's time for accuweather and adam is on an outdoor adventure. he is enjoying the warm temperatures in doylestown. >> hey guys, i am at what you call a palace they call it the kids castle but it's a palace when you take a look at it in 1997, it's renovated and build by volunteers and volunteers continue to add to it and it's quite the place for kids and it's a maze inside and we'll check in and check it in a minute. it's a beautiful day to be out at one of your local parks only in the 50s at the coast and philadelphia 80 and 82 in allentown and dover 71 degrees think as we look at the satellite from the northeast, clouds are reaching well over us we are protected by high pressure, the clouds are going
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to our west in canada and overnight tonight we have a moon lit sky and comfortable 54 to 58 for the overnight low, as we speed up time through the day tomorrow, future tracker is going through much like today. 82 in philadelphia, 83 for allentown and wildwood a sea breeze some fresh air conditioning with a temperature of 68 degrees, we are watching the tropics off the georgia south carolina border this has an 80% chance of becoming tropical storm ana this would be great to lift to the north to bring us the much needed rain however this 80% chance is fighting dry air right now and as you can see the convection is from the center and it's disorganized and it will remander the next three days and it's not going move. we get nothing from the storm
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even if it's a tropical storm it's not a concern for the mid-atlantic, more for the coastal areas like myrtle beach and charleston, south carolina and the eastern carolinas taking the brunt of what could be a tropical storm and again not a worry for us as we go through the upcoming weekend, your four dayality 4:00, warm for the start of the aberdeen dad vail regatta, we are sweating at 85 degrees and saturday sunshine and a few clouds and 82 degrees and a southeasterly wind kicking in knocking the temperatures back from friday on sunday early clouds and sunshine developing in the afternoon, very warm with a high of 87ing for mothers day, and on monday an opportunity for isolated scattered p.m. thunderstorms, not everybody sees them but it's welcome with the rain and temperatures are mild with 87 degrees. who has been to the kid castle
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before? >> yes! >> you know your way through here? >> it's like a maze isn't it? >> if you come through here it is literally like a maze, have you to duck your head and there are twists and turns everywhere and we keep going this way. >> i know how to get out. >> you come up here and guys look there is a slide, i'm trying to come up the slide here but this is also made for adults too. >> yes i hope it is. >> i hope it is too. there is a big slide down the corner. i'm in the cage here. >> we thought you were lost there for a minute. adam thank you. still ahead at 4:00 a grocery store chain is opening a brand new business this one aimed at millennials with so
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announcement as part of their report, as grocery stores extending their selection of organic product, i am up for a bargain so i'm looking forward to this. still ahead a dover police officer has been charged with assault for what he was caught on camera doing to a suspect, plus, educational or offensive. one school explains racial slurs were written on a globe but publically displayed. and the highest paying major to the lowest paying major is $97,000 a year, find out which pay the most and which the least. coming up.
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there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them. jamie wanted a taste of the real new orleans and we just couldn't say no to that face. then we wanted more of that local flavor so betty says... oh yeah, that's betty. you're going to want to do this alligator thing. and betty didn't lead us wrong. a little later we passed some dancing.
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and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different. follow yours. "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph alicia vitarelli, shirleen allicot and brian taff. it's 4:30 and "action news" continues, with brand new information about a toddler found alone in a nebraska dumpsters what police say happened to his family. and the cavaliers controversy is apologizing for a promotional video making fun of domestic violence and parents may offer a bribe to get children to clean their rooms and do well in school but most don't wind up behind bars for doing so. where this mom and dad won't
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wrong. breaking news from wharton state forest in burlington county. wild fire is forcing officials to evacuate residents and shut down roads. the fire is burning in several spots right now, some of them are wild fires and some of them are what they called back burns or controlled burns where fire crews are getting rid of the fuel to stop this fire from advancing, rights now though there are several road closures route 206 at stokes and zion road to protect a nearby church. we have video from earlier, the intensity of the those approaching nearby roads and that person in the picture gives you some perspective on how big those flames are. we'll continue to monitor this breaking news and give you updates on air and online turning now to montgomery
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county officials at souderton high school where artwork is considered offensive to students. we turn to john rawlins live with the details on this. >> reporter: hi we are in perkasie brian and the organization based here in perkasie sponsored that exhibit, that organization exists to fight harmful stereotypes but that exhibit that was produced by local high schoolers has come over as being harmful and hurtful to african-americans. a globe inscribed with words with cultural slurs from all over the world we have obscured the "n" word, it was displayed in a glass case in souderton high school, this man said his son and eight of his friends got
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up set feeling they were being ridiculed he saw the globe the same you see here with all the stereotypes and him and a few other studentses they were being laughed at by the other students, the globe is removed after complaints and the globe part of a larger exhibit, the organization has long had a multicultureal message and rejects stereotypes and it's intent was not to offend. >> we would do it differently because we hurt people over it that is something we did not intends to do we want tropical disturbance to be a learning experience for the entire student body to learn what they learn during their research about cultural stereotypes and the souderton school district issued an apology this type of event desired to promote understand turned into a
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hurtful message. >> the father says given what occurred he wonders if it's able appropriate for kids that are 14 years old the school plans to meet with those offends soon. live in perkasie john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you john. delaware attorney general's office has indicted a dover police officer on assault charges after being caught on camera kicking a suspect in the face the dash-cam ra captured officer thomas webster approaching latease dickerson he is seen kicking him in the head and knocking him out and breaking his jaw webster was
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suspended. the grand jury indicted webster on monday on assault charges, delaware naacp leaders are criticizing them for releasing the video they needed time to stem any -- from the footage being released. she was a pediatrician at philadelphia hospital she was found burned and strangled in her row home in 2013, yesterday the judge rejected a defense request to have smith's confession thrown out. today a crime scene investigator took the stand. the superintendant of brick township schools is facing
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corruption charges, he approved a plan to give his granddaughter special treatment. the preschooler received $40,000 worth of fraud len benefits including transportation for day care when she didn't need it. former brick director is accused of engineering the scheme on his behalf. developing right now police in nebraska are desperately searching for a missing 5-year-old boy an amber alert is issued for jose manaro, he was missing when his brother was found in a dumpster the toddler was rescued when a man stopped to clean out his car and heard noises coming from the trash bin, he does not want to be identified but describe what's he saw. >> look in the dumpster and saw a hand with an empty water
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bottle moving. >> anhill was bruised but okay, police foundbegan searching for the family and found his mother's body earlier but not the other son. so far no suspects have been publically identified. police have now charged a 20-year-old man in connection with his girlfriend's death of her 18-month-old toddler, he was doing a wrestling move when he inaddvertly slammed him to the floor. dozens of firefighters in hamilton township are recovering after being made sick after
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battling a blaze at one home, rick williams is in the newsroom with more on this. >> that is right think the fire in the backyard of that home raged and caused quite a bid of damage and destruction it destroyed two garages and a work shed here is the damage, chopper 6 hd was over the on south broad street it made 45 firefighters and cops and emt's sick coming up tonight at 5:00, nora muchanic will be live with the conditions of the first responders including the fire chief that also went to the hospital also coming up at 5:00 a nurse in florida creates a pacifier for preemys that need breathing tubes. that story is coming up tonight in health check. just two stories we are working on until them back to the studio. >> sounds good rick.
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a national program to improve the lives of young black men focused on philadelphia today. they discussed the my brother's keeper initiative, it was create bid the white house to identify challenges facing young black men and how schools can better serve them. the town hall of the school of the foot high lighted the issues that the community faces here in philadelphia. >> speaking of issues thark is happening on the roads right fow. matt pellman is in the traffic center, are you keeping an eye on a few problems rights now. >> there are enough. last half hour i mentioned that once emergency crews arrived on the scene of this overturned vehicle accident there was a good chance they would have to block the westbound lanes at passyunk and bear, and indeed that happened for 20 minutes now no westbound traffic is getting
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by at broad street to south street on the schuylkill. the jam goes back to the platt bridge, it's a mess on the westbound side of the schuylkill because of the overturned vehicle crash stay local on the city streets like broad street northbound or stick with northbound vine to the westbound. you'll hit a lot of traffic but you'll be getting by. on the schuylkill you are not getting by. on the kelly drive it's closed for the dad vail regatta. and midvail is blocked through the construction tomorrow. because of the forest fires we have 206 blocked as well and can you use 30 and jackson road as alternates, in gloucester an overturned truck single digit speeds there, and newcastle county a crash in delaware at
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highway 1 southbound in new smyrna. we'll talk more in the 5:00 hour. still to come from soy to almond, if you are overwhelmed by milk options stay tuned. we'll help you navigate the milk aisle. and tone deaf and awful that is what is being used to describe the cleveland cavaliers new promoteal video. >> we'll explain comes up. adam? >> the kids are having fun here in central park in doylestown, you kids having a good time. high five! look at this fortress here, those twisty slides 30 feet up in the air if you can hear
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them. are you coming down? whoa there you are. here comes another, i'll go up and come down with the full accuweather forecast. when "action news" returns. good job guys.
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we want to take you back not fire that continues to range on in burlington county this is wharton state forest you can see some flames there and lots of smoke and no signs of this fire being contained just yet. as a result of it it has forced some evacuations and it has caused the shut down of route 206 by atzion road, this is the latest scene from the fire at wharton state forest crews are there now and we'll bring you the latest as we get it. the florida couple that gave their children drugs as a reward for doing their homework he
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snorted cocaine and smoked marijuana with the 14 and 15-year-old girls. they told the police that the drugs were an incentive for their daughter's good behavior they are facing several counts of child abuse. >> here in a promo that ran during the cleveland cavaliers playoff game is creating outrage by people saying they are promoting domestic violence a man wearing cavaliers all in shirt is dancing with his girlfriend in a silly way there with the song from dirty dancing and she is wearing a red shirt and under it he can see a chicago bulls shirt --
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>> bulls fans, i can't believe she is a bulls fan. >> you have to be all in. >> the woman at the end of this promo is holding an ice pack to her head, declares now she is all in it's a parody of this united health care ad not deliberately tossed, not thrown like this ad. they said the video was not meant to be offensive. everyone watch that game and watching that certainly talking and tweeting about it. >> no question. alicia thanks. on health check now at 4:00 it used to be a fairly simple choice when it comes to milk there are dozens of different varieties we are talking about them all. to figure out what is best forever your family we turn to ali gorman old ads can be found
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on youtube the commercial focused on cows mill, the only option, today walk into the dairy aisle and the options seem endless. >> when i was growing up i don't remember the choices being organic, and soy milk and coconut milk. >> the choices can be confusing we ask a register dietician to break it down, she says unless you have a milk allergy or are lactose intolerant then cows milk is the best way to go 8 grams of protein and minerals and a, d, e, and k and other minerals we need. adults choose 2% or less to limit saturated fat, if you have problems with milk, go to a 2%
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or less lactose free milk, the lactose is taken out. >> if you don't want to do dairy next on her list is soy milk it has 8 grams of protein and has similar nutrients for some soy should be avoided. next on the list is almonds or cashew milk. fortified milk is better but doesn't offer the calcium of cows milk. >> it's better to use coconut milk for baking or flavoring to add flavor and rice milk is a carbohydrate hydrate and not a protein, this is not a good option for growing kids, nor is it if are you looking to lose weight and new milks on the
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market, it's a skim milk and then separates and reconfigures the components, they add in more proteins, this is a personal preference whether you want something more or less processed. >> anything flavored has sugar and some believe that cows milk and dairy overall could lead to inflammation and weight gain for some people. we have that on ali gorman, channel 6 "action news."
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beautiful day to spend any amount of time outside and no better place than in a park, central park in doylestown, the most incredible park i have seen, so much fun what are you
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guys doing now when i was there age if i drove up and saw a big castle to play in and i would be like score. this is a cool spot isn't it. can we go this way? you can easy get lost inside of this massive castle you can go up these big steps and crawl what is under that way? and get back to me on what is on the other end, lets talk about the weather, a great day to play at a playground, cooler at the shore in the 50s and 80 in reading and 80 in philadelphia and as we head towards wilmington 76 degrees over to the northeast we have clouds and sunshine and clouds are arcing their way from the midwest to canada and we have the circulation off the coast of
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charleston south carolina and the outer banks of north carolina and this has a chance of being tropical storm anna it will stay just off the coast of the carolinas for the next three days and kind of meander and fall apart even if it become a tropical storm it plays no part in our forecast, between the weekend into monday, everything is in a traffic jam and the jet stream is coming through the central plains and northern plains that is why they see such severe weather, it's helping to fuel the storms and 10 to 15 degrees above average and trapped off the southeast coast, for tonight moon lit skies and comfortable 54 to 58 degrees, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny and warm on friday and 85 and the humidity comes back a lit over the weekend and saturday is 82 and 87 for mothers day and the next chance for any scattered thunderstorms
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they won't we widespread but the heat is on for tuesday and it turns cooler wednesday into thursday and partly cloudy skies between 76 and falling to 72 this is 35 feet up and you take a look up it's a neat view of central park and i want to go down this swirly slide lets go. lets go. one person at a time and then you guys come down behind me you'll see me at the bottom. woo! whoa this is a blast! and it's a dark tunnel whoa. my gosh, that makes you dizzy. are you dizzy? >> yes. >> wow wave to the camera up there, it's a blast for kids and a blast for adults you want to do it again? >> we'll see you guys later hope you had as much fun as i did in the studio. >> thank you adam.
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you can see if you look closely flames that continue to burn and you can see all the smoke, this is a very very large fire and it is covering several fronts as we speak. >> looks like you can see that wall of smoke right there. we are told in the last couple of minutes it's not prompting any evacuations right now but there is great fear that it is spreading quickly and threatening a nearby church and there are homes in the vicinity. there is no evacuations rights now but they are fighting it on the ground and in the air and we saw helicopters dropping fire
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retardant on this, and they are setting back burns to prevent this fire from spreading. we'll have a live report on this coming up at 5:00. for shirleen allicot, adam joseph, and cecily tynan i'm brian taff. we are back tonight we hope you'll join us for one hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17.
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"action news" delaware valleys leading news program with jaime apody meteorologist, cecily tynan rick williams and monica malpass. thursday night and the big story on "action news" is breaking news out of burlington county new jersey chopper 6 hd is live where a wild fire continues to burn. lets go to video from earlier, the flames here were raging and 100 acres are still burning right now. i want to show you a map to give you a better idea where this is burning and the fire is also threatening a nearby church. chad pradelli is live with more. >> reporter: hey monica we are
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here at 206, and behind me you can see the command center and a little bit of smoke coming out of the forest. earlier we saw heavy flames and smoke and not sure if they were backfires being set to stop the advancements or if the brush fire is moving forward, at last check the numbers are moving this is last check the fires are burning and there is no contain. that has since been rescinded. this is not a populated either, but a station and forest ranger has been evacuated. we are told that 10 brush trucks are on scene and two tracto


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