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train derailment to keep trains from going too fast. >> tracking the threat of stormy weather when and where you might see a storm pop up in the delaware and lehigh valleys. >> reporter: hopefully the answer is soon and everywhere. let's get you outside to the boards in atlantic city. you can see folks enjoying a nice morning. it's sticky, but not raining. we have dewpoints in the upper 60s. the air is thick. 73 in philadelphia. 73 in millville. wilmington, 72. trenton, 70, allentown coming in at 69. what's interesting to note the normal high for this time. year which occurs at 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., is 74 we're there now. we'll see temperatures in the mid 80s and the higher humidity levels it will be uncomfortable at times. a lot of you showing activity to
the west. that slides through later this afternoon. right now for the most participant there's nothing to convect out there. this will fair -- flare up and that will pull through. yesterday we felt the storms would hold off until 4:00 p.m. which they did today we're telling you they are fair game at any point in time. we have clouds, muggy 86 degrees. we have several chances of thunderstorms in the seven-day forecast. i'll run that through in ten minutes. >> we're following breaking news a three-alarm blaze has destroyed warehouse in montgomery county. it started at 3 4:00 a.m. fire officials i should a shelter in -- issued a shelter
in place parts of the roof and walls have collapsed. there have been no reports of any injuries. we'll have a live update in the next half-hour. now to the latest on the investigation into the deadly train derailment in port richmond. speed control systems are being installed after federal officials said they must be in place before the busy northeast corridor is reopened. >> this as investigators look into what may have struck the windshield before the deadly crash. >> object hit the train shattering the windshield. >> reporter: "action news" obtained septa police scanner traffic. reporting that the train was hit by an unknown object. >> they put out a text saying the train was shot at. use caution.
>> reporter: ntsb said the engineer of that septa train was talking to train 188 who said his train was struck. this according to the conductor interviewed by the agency. the tape was turned over to ntsb. the septa train was not shot at but hit by an unknown object. a southbound acela train was struck by an object in the same place and time frame. >> reporter: bheen while they -- meanwhile, they are folk did you focusing on areas that look like bullet holes. the engineer said he cannot remember anything before the crash. >> my take, it had to be impact on the window to get that kind of damage. >> reporter: michael used to work on 188 five years ago he
said it was some kind of outside force that made the engineer kick the train up to 100 miles per hour. >> all stuff happens on the northeast corridor. baltimore we have children stoning the train throwing rocks at the train. that area in north philadelphia is a bad area. >> reporter: federal officials announced that amtrak must expand the use of speed restrictions system on the northbound rails where the speeding rain reached 106 miles per hour and amtrak sailed it will abide with the emergency order. that's the latest in port richmond, dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> meanwhile, those killed in tuesday's crash on train 188 are being remembered this weekend. friends and family galleried in new york for a memorial service for 39-year-old rachel jacobs a ceo for an educational software
company in university city, but lived in new york. funeral services will be held outside her home in detroit michigan. our coverage continues online at 6abc.com you can follow the latest on the ntsb investigation. you can see pictures and read more on the victims of the tragedy. >> from our new jersey newsroom, the public has opportunity to weigh in on the public rate hikes. they will want to increase fares by 9% off setting a 60 million-dollar short fall. 9 more sessions will be held throughout the week including two tomorrow in atlantic city and freehold. a new bill will let drivers in new jersey pump their own gas. it will call for a three year period where merchants can offer
self service and full service. a man who had a big win at sugarhouse casino was robbed at gunpoint. we told you about the robbery yesterday morning the man who didn't want to be identified won $12,000. what he didn't realize he was being watched by another man who had his eyes on his winnings. when the victim arrived at home a masked gunman appeared. >> get on the ground or i'll kill you. >> reporter: i put my hands up and i laid in my neighbor's she has a little bed of rocks next-door. he said pull the pot over your head and don't look at me or i'll put a bullet in your head. >> they were able to attract the pings from the man's stolen
cell phone that led them to the suspect who was already back at the casino. he dumped the cash county upon and he ran into the casino where he hid in one of the bathrooms. >> a true philadelphia hero was honored this weekend. that also the traditional return to quarters order for joyce craig, the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty when she was summonedded to a call -- summond to a call to a house fire. >> we really really miss joyce craig. the engine of 64 have done a great job keeping our memory going and we want to honor her family with the memorial. >> joyce craig left behind a
teenage son and 3-year-old daughter. break free from the sugar addiction once and for all. there's a new program that promises you to help you do that. ali gorman put it to the test. a powerful system swept through a large part of the nation, bringing tornados, hail, winds and rain. now looking live through some kind of sky in our area. it is soupy. meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come back.
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parts of the country from texas to minnesota are getting pummeled today by a powerful storm system that is bringing heavy rain and hail. storm chasers captured this video of a twister touching down in elmer oklahoma. homes, businesses and power lines, as you can see in this video damaged. >> it's been a bad season so far. >> reporter: it's got off to such a slow start. all through march not a single tornado warning. and bang like a light switch april has been filled and may too. one after the other. >> reporter: one after the next. there's the view in center city, 73 degrees in the city, the dew points are way up there. 66 right now in philadelphia, some areas are higher than that, it's sticky this morning you'll
notice that when you step outside, winds out of the southwest at 8 miles per hour. heat index not much different from the actual air temperature 73. atlantic city, nice and quiet the winds are out of the west at 6 miles per hour. they will shift in an southeasterly direction later this afternoon. that's a nice sea breeze for you guys. 72 degrees in atlantic city. winds out of the west at 6. clear conditions, north an west, showers south and west, more like patchy drizzle the occasional shower. all this activity is pushing on by to the southeast. it will march over new castle and kent county and cumberland county fortescue, gandys beach. this area could see rain drops over the next hour or so. otherwise rear looking at mainly cloudy cons. 73 degrees. dover, 7 2.
millville, 73. these are the dewpoints anytime you get over 60 degrees, you start talking mid to upper 60s, low 70s. that's comparable to or it's going to stay that way tomorrow and first part of tuesday. a canadian cold front will sweep through and kick it out to sea. 60s, humid 70s oppressive. monday we'll be well up into the 60s, tuesday, same thing then it tails off. tuesday evening into wednesday it gets so low it's almost off the charts. we have a nice, refreshing air malice on the way. if you have the air on, because you don't like the humidity, you'll need it on through tuesday morning. showers out here, they will march east over the next 1
hours. in the form. thunderstorms they will pull through. 85 degrees in philadelphia by one. for the most part we're clear lots of clouds, maybe a couple of showers and storms, probably after # p.m. we start to see the showers, a little bit more widespread. 88 that's what the model has. accuweather is going 86. 83 in trenton. more showers and storms. once the sun sets we'll lose the daytime activity and it's quiet overnight tonight and no rain. wilmington, 76 allentown, 75 and more showers and storms developing monday afternoon. this is the back door cold front you see the arrows coming in off the water. that's the book -- back door front that will interact with the soupy air so we'll get fireworks. expect thunderstorms out there
not as numerous as the yesterday evening. they could erupt at any point in time. if you do pick up a storm it will brief in nature. 86 for philadelphia, allentown # -- 8 #. 84. millville, 84. tuesday, showers. wednesday, is great. 74 no humidity, thursday, friday and saturday, low humidity, the summer holiday that's usually the one that's iffy, right now it looks great. >> it's a celebration of cycling in newark, delaware. stens of families took part part in driving through town. it was raising awareness for continuing improvement in newark's bike friendly roads and
trails. when we take these tests we don't actually do anything. we use the tutorials. one of the tutorials showed things like how to change the background color in an online test environment and it takes time away from learning math and science and english and all the things that i really enjoy learning. they can't do as much because they have to administer this test on the computer. and that's really one of the worst parts of the test.
>> "healthcheck" this morning the struggle to kicking the smoking habit may come down to brain power. some people are more members of the jurily equipped to handle the challenge than others. researchers looked at the brain activity of 85 heavy smokers. they found that those who had stronger connections between two regions of the brain involving
reward and behavior were more successful at stopping smoking. there's a program that promises to help people break their sugar addiction but for some it's not easy. >> reporter: michael and jill of hamilton, new jersey and jody and her son nick took the challenge to follow the new program, the ten day detox diet. we spoke with the doctor at the cleveland clinic by the satellite. he said the average american eats 152 pounds of sugar a year and in high quantities, sugar can be as addictive as cocaine. >> it shows that certain foods are biologically addictive so it's hard to eat less when your diet is hijacked by high sugar.
>> reporter: in order to break the addiction for ten days his program says cut out sugar grains dairy beans alcohol and caffeine and artificial sweeteners and processed food. it's not a juice cleanse or a starvation diet. both of the families followed many of the recipes and recorded video diaries throughout the journey. all admit the first few days were tough. >> the first day i had a severe headache and i couldn't get myself together. >> the hardest part was not having caffeine. >> reporter: the dr. said this is normal just like coming off a drug. >> you have to go through a withdrawal to get back to your normal state of health. >> by day 3. >> i woke up this morning and felt great. >> my energy level is up and my
thinking is clear. >> it's a good clean feeling. >> over ten days i lost 8 pounds. >> reporter: jill and jody lost weight and agreed they were not hungry. but for nick who is a freshman in college. i lasted 2 1/2 days. it was tough. >> reporter: he said he had trouble of concentrating in class and the lure of process foods on campus was too tempting. >> cheese stakes. >> reporter: planning is key. just as you would plan the details of a vacation you have to plan your journey to hell. >> detox your kitchen get your work environment set up, make it easy for yourself. >> reporter: ali gorman channel 6 "action news."
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 wrong...it'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
>> reporter: welcome back everyone, 9:24 sunday morning the u.s. drought monitor came out earlier this week and they included us in a couple of scales how the rank a drought. i want to show you where we lie within that scale. this is california they have had an competitional drought for the last --l -- exceptional drought. if we get showers and storms it will moisten things up and we'll pull out of it.
the good news we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms over the next several days. we have a series of frontals systems swinging through. this is the warm, soupy air mass, this will trigger showers and storms today. the back door front comes tomorrow and triggers more showers and storms. the canadian front swings through tuesday and kicks everything out of here and that, too, triggers showers and thunderstorms. over the next few days we have a three chances of wet weather in the forecast. >> are you expecting a bundle of joy. there's many new expenses coming with the new baby. it comes with child care. many experts say budget for the and he knows. take a look at the type of care and the options available. many employers have programs to help you find child care and check to see if the employer
offers subsidized or discount care from certain providers. >> the great news cost are starting to go down as the child gets orderly. for a newborn baby if you're considering a child care center it's going to be costly because of the ratio teacherrer to infant. >> to keep costs down, consider a nanny share. look into existing networks like churches and other local nonprofits. director spike lee is defending his making of a film showing violence in the windy city. he said the attempt is to raise awareness about violence. chicago mayor rahm emanuel opposes the film.
oscar winner is set to star as jaqulyn kenly onasis in the up coming show jackie. natalee portman won an oscar for her role back in 2010. a lifetime honor for a baseball fan. >> he is single and looking for love how this bachelor is advertising his desire for a bride. you can see it there. those stories and more, chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" continues.
fire in a trenton neighborhood overnight. >> keep your eyes to the sky as we check the possibility of storms in the area. >> chris sowers is outside good morning, chris. , good morning nydia it's sticky out here, it's almost florida like, the air has weight to it this morning. 73 degrees, that's close to the normal high for this time of the year. trenton, 72. allentown, 69. poconos, 66 and dover 72. satellite and radar what we're watching is that cluster of showers and thunderstorms in the center part of the screen it's right over south/central pennsylvania as that piece of energy interacts with the warm, moist air overhead right now. it will fire up showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. it will not be as widespread in coverage as yesterday evening and they are not anticipated to
be quite as strong. some of the storms had winds gusts and hail stones about 3 quarters of an inch in diameter. we're not expecting that today but if you do see it, there's a good bet you'll pick up a downpour and winds 30 to 40 miles per hour. if you're heading to citizens bank park. 1:35 start time taking on the diamondbacks. look out for the hit or miss shower or thunderstorm. once again, warm and sticky. when i come inside we'll talk the cooler conditions in the forecast. >> a three-alarm blaze destroyed warehouse in montgomery county. it happened at the flooring business that caused the roof and walls to collapse. chad perdelli joins us live on the scene in plymouth township with all the details. >> reporter: nydia, firefighters continue to try to extinguish the fire, we learned it is under
control. you can see behind me firefighters in elevated positions attacking the blaze. still trying to put out hot spots and attack from above and get on top of the roof that has collapsed. there were several wall collapses according to firefighters. there was the scene around 3:30 a.m. firefighters encountered heavy flames and smoke this quickly went to three-alarms like you mentioned. that means other fire companies from around the counties came here and brought apparatus and 100 firefighters have been attacking since the early morning hours. fire officials say the warehouse is home to american flooring and centek blinds. there are many chemicals in the buildings. neighbors reported hearing explosion and that may be due to the chemicals. they had trouble initially getting water on the fire, they
rectified the situation and began attacking it again. as we mentioned this fire is under control. i spoke to the fire chief and neighbors here's what they had to say. >> we believe we have a variety of chemicals that are used in the flooring business that are involved in the fire. we have an issue with potential runoff dep and montgomery has -- haz/mat is rectifying the situation. >> we woke up in a panic my son was moved out of the back bedroom into the front. we were ready to leave if we had to. >> reporter: the chemicals are petroleum based. it doesn't appear the smoke is harm to residents. there have been no evacuations and no reported injuries. the cause is under investigation, we did talk to some neighbors, they say they are without power in the immediate area, the gas line, gas has been shut off, that will have to be repaired here and the
coming hours but again this fire is under control. no reported injuries. i'm live in conshohocken chad perdelli channel 6 "action news." >> now the latest on the investigation into the deadly amtrak derailment in port richmond. federal officials announced amtrak must install it's speed restriction system where train 188 flew off the tracks and crashed. the system notifies the engineer when the train is going too fast and will apply the brakes if the engineer does not respond. brighter to the amtrak crash a septa train was hit by something shattering a window. listener to a call to transit police. >> an object hit the train shattering the winds shield.
we do not have an update on the injuries because they are prohibited from making communion with communion -- communication with the engineer while still on the rail. a foreign object made contact and shattered the winds -- windshield. ntsb is interviewing the engineer. 8 people died and 200 people injured when 188 train jumped the track. >> a memorial service was held for laura if iore in queens. funeral services will be held for her later today stay with "action news" for further investigation into the amtrak derailment. you can get more at 6abc.com and our social media accounts. >> fire destroyed two homes and sent a woman to the hospital overnight in trenton.
the action cam was on the scene before 1:00 a.m. it began in the first floor of one town home and quickly spread into the second floor and into the crawl space and to an adjoining home. about a dozen people are without a place to live. a resident suffered smoke inhalation and in critical condition. the cause is under investigation. an investigation is underway into what caused a fire at a popular shop on the ocean city boardwalk last night. it started at the 7th street surf shop at 8:00 p.m. crews arrived to find flames shooting from the store, the shop was heavily damaged. u.s. commandos pulled off a daring raid deep inside syria. dozens of troops flew in from iraq an blackhawk helicopters
the mission was to capture and interrogate abu sayyaf. he was killed. all american personnel returned safely after taking laptop commuters that could have intelligence information. >> it should have a large impact on isis that we can go wherever we want and take out their leaders whatever we want to do it. >> a university of notre dame senior died early yesterday morning after falling from the roof of one of the athletic buildings. police found the 21-year-old outside the joy center that houses the basketball arena. he gained access to the roof with a small group of other students. officials say the roof was
slippery from the rain. the county coroner is trying to determine the exact cause of death. school officials in mccounty will decide later today if lower moreland high school will be open for clues tomorrow. yesterday, 32-year-old was killed after he lost control of his dodge ram and sped across the parking lot and into the build. the impact brought down electrical wires and caused water pipes to burst. montgomery county gop leader robert concerns will be classified as a sexually violent predator for the rest of the life. he must attending monthly counseling sessions. two years ago he engained in -- engaged in sexual activity with a woman after she was passed out. cerns attorney it's only for
megan law purposes. pope francis canonized 2 19th century nuns who lived in what was known as palestine. palestinian president and 2,000 pilgrims from the region were at the ceremony. the move is seen as a token of the vatican support for the small christian communities in the middle east. it comes after the pope recognized the palestinian state hood in a treaty. >> how this man is advertising for a new bride. >> oh, goodness. ahead a texas home is on the verge of falling into a river. find out what's causing this frightening problem. now you're looking live through sky6 live hd. we're looking into wilmington, delaware, meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast whk back.
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>> floodwaters north of houston, in connection with in connection with are threatening to wash away the home. each fresh rainfall in recent weeks has come into the corner of the house. the woman living there is not concerned. she said there's enough in place to keep her safe as long as she lives in the house. she doesn't have any plans to move soon.
>> reporter: in my house things change, that was partly of the county that was in a deficit a year or two ago now they have seen so much rain they have are a surplus. things run come right you get dry and wet spells. there's the view in cape may a nice shot of overcast conditions, warm and sticky out there, dew points in the 60s. double scan live a few showers pushing in the southern areas mainly salem cumberland cumberland and cape may counties point south. we'll assume into this partly of the viewing area right now. fortescue, gandys beach, this is the delaware river going toward philadelphia. it's this area that's picking up wet weather.
the heavier stuff is pushing toward the south/southeast. i don't anticipate that marching into south jersey. cumberland or salem or cape may counties will pick up a sprinkle. saint david. 69. buena, 73. cinnaminson, 73. hammonton, 73 degrees, satellite and radar this little complex this is what we're watching, doesn't look too impressive, for the most part we're seeing shades of green, which is a good sign nothing as severe working into western pennsylvania. the air is warm and soupy across the eastern half of p-a. as we encounter that warm and humid air thunderstorms could fire up. similar to yesterday but not as widespread in coverage. the wider view out here again they have seen this for three
days straight where they have picked up tornados, 35 reported in this part of the country yesterday. this will be the bulls eye once again today. although it shifted farther to the east. on the backside if you travel to this part of the country the dakotas, they will measure the snow 4 to 6 inches. on the back end for us, we're dealing with warm and humid conditions. the normal high for today, 7 #. 74. the warmest is 87 that happens in july. that has us there. trenton, 81, maybe showers ors thunderstorms. or quick hitting downpour. we lose the energy once the sun sets. quiet overnight tonight. tomorrow cloudy, temperatures in time mid to upper -- temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
we'll have a back door cold front sweep through and that interacts with the soupy air in place. we could have heavier thunderstorms, as well. if you pick up a thunderstorm in your neighborhood, lightning a good chance you'll see cloud to ground lightning strikes and downpours and strong gusty winds not so much for hail or tornados. the good news is this, allergies, pollen is less. tuesday and wednesday it will climb again. 86 degrees sunshine, qulowldz, muggy -- clouds, muggy thunderstorms around. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, same drill tomorrow, 82. tuesday, more thunderstorms likely, 82. i want to point out nerpt day is a -- neither day is a watch. showers and thunderstorms reach day. 74 wednesday, as i trip over my chair, from that point on, it's
comfortable conditions and sunshine. [laughter]. >> it was very graceful. >> this weekend it was a chance to hit the beach and show your support for a clean environment along the shore. this was one of hundreds of similar events across the country designed to raise awareness of the importance of keeping waterways around the world screen and fresh.
>> here at the "action news" big board big talkers a woman in florida has put up the sale sign for her husband. katie said he forgot day last weekend. she posted it on facebook. it went viral. they've married # years, they have two kids together, it was just in jest. she hope to raise money for a friend whose child suffers from ms. while her husband got 20 dorms a healthcare company donated ten thousand dollars to defray the costs for her friend. 64-year-old twice divorced bachelor is using the back of
his pick up truck to advertise for a new bride. he posts his phone number and facebook address. he believes unconditional love is for the dogs, if you want the simple farm life give him a call. he has pigs, roosters and gets and flowers. he insists on no drinkers, no smokers and nydia that under 40 rule is strict. he is 64 years old. under 40 back to you. >> reporter: i think we as woman get better after 40. 9:51 dozens of college bound students got help this weekend paying for their education. this is the 2015 empowerment gala. 70 students received scholarships to help them pay their way through school. it was hosted by the urban league of philadelphia.
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>> turning to sports, the phillies are looking for a sweep when they face the diamondbacks in their final game. series at citizens bank park this afternoon. jeff skeverski has all your sunday morning sports. >> reporter: who are these guys? they were the worst team in baseball they looked liveless, what a difference just a few days can make. ment phillies win their 4th straight game since august. ryan sandberg and the phils showing signs of life. second inning, frenchy the solo homer. phils take the 1-0 lead.
ryan howard swinging a hot ballot since the end of april. rbi double, freddie gallon villas come on -- galvis come on down. chase utley, down the right field line. franco trucking around third. will youutley's average up to 138, the highest he would in a month. phils have won a season high 4 in a row. >> i like what i am seeing, you know it's coming from different guys it's more consistent up and down the lineup, so, yeah, in a a lot of ways, i don't know warmer weather having some at bats under the belt, whatever it might be. the timing is good with certain guys getting hot and others joining in. i think it snowballed with
momentum on the offensive side of the thing. mr. american farrow become the american legend. now a mile and half away ending the longest drought in horse racing history. all eyes on american pharoah and the weather it's starts pouring before the race. his father was a mudder, his mother was a mudder. >> he comes to the wire, american roah have won the preakness. >> reporter: next up the belmont stakes in 3 weeks, he could become the first horse to win the triple crown in 37 years. arena football undefeated soul try to keep it that way in
jacksonville. soul playing from behind the entire way. jacksonville, final seksdz down 8, 4-and-3. out of time, soul loses their first game they fall to 7-1. that's spormts i'm -- that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski have a good day. >> still more to come on sunday morning edition of "action news." we'll have an update on breaking news a three-alarm fire has destroyed a montgomery county business. >> reporter: plus, meteorologist chris sowers returns with word on whether we'll deal with storms today all that when "action news" continues.
almost left of a montgomery county warehouse after a three-alarm blaze overnight. we're live on the scene. >> work is underway on the rails near tuesday rasp train derailment to -- tuesday's train derailment to keep trains from going too fast. stormy whether in -- weather in the delaware valley. source is at the big board to tell you where it could happen. >> reporter: it's warm and sticky, that's the headliner out there. wilmington, 75. millville, 76. philadelphia, 74. trenton, 73. allentown, 73, the poconos 76. this is what we're watching a little peels of energy this is where the warm front is located
up here, it's the warm and soupy sector. temperatures are running high. we have a piece of energy in the upper level of the atmosphere as that pushes into us it will trigger showers and thunderstorms. after lunch time that's when the storms develop. here's the day planner close to 76. 74 in philadelphia. lunchtime, 80 degrees, 3:00 p.m., 84. and 6:00 p.m. 83. 86 is the high that we're forecasting. later this evening if you're heading to ppl park union taking on dc united. 79 degrees start time, by the 90th minute, 76. cooler conditions arrive in the seven-day forecast. i'll have that for you in just a little bit. guys. >> thank you,. we begin with breaking news warehouse in montgomery is
a total loss after fire ripped through overnight. you can see the flames pour from the roof of the warehouse in plymouth township. the roof and walls have collapsed. this warehouse sits behind homes. chad perdelli joins us live on the scene with the latest. chat. >> reporter: hey, firefighters continue to put water on this fire. we reported at 10:00 a.m., the fire was under control but officials have told us it's not now. there are too many hot spots. you can see firefighters continue to attack from elevated positions. you can see all the debris on the grounds. there have been several wall collapses with this warehouse fire. this is video from this morning. the fire broke out at 3:30 a.m. firefighters encountered heavy smoke flames shooting through the roof. it went to three-alarms, meaning other firefighters from around the county were brought in.
100 firefighters have been attacking it. it's home to american flooring and c event -- centeckk blinds. at this point the chemicals do not appear to be are a danger to residents. initially firefighters had issues getting water on the fire. they rectified the situation, as you can see they continued to attack it. moments ago he spoke with the fire chief and area residents. >> we believe we have a variety of chemicals that were used in the flooring business that was involved in the fire. we have issue with the potential runoff that dep and montgomery county haz/mat is assisting us. >> we were nervous my wife woke up in a panic we moved our son out of the back bedroom into the front.
we were ready to leave if we had to. >> and so far there have been no evacuations but firefighters tell us they have told residents to stay in place if they can the winds are shifting, so some of the smoke is blowing into the residential neighborhood. the neighborhood is without power at this time. at this point the cause is under investigation and we're happy to report there are no reported injuries. live in plymouth township, chad perdelli channel 6 "action news." >> thank you chad. now to the latest on the investigation into the deadly train derailment in port richmond. speed controls systems are being installed after federal officials said they must be in place before the busy corridor is reopened. >> investigators are looking into what struck the windshield before the deadly crash. >> object came in contact with the train shattering wind
windshield. >> reporter: "action news" obtained the scanner from the septa police. >> he put out a text saying the train was shot at, use caution. >> copy. >> reporter: ntsb said the engineer was talking to engineer amtrak train 188 who said his train was struck this according to a conductor interviewed by the agency. the conversation was captured on tape and turned over to ntsb. police investigators would later determine that the septa train was not shot at, but hit by an unknown object. a southbound acela train was struck by an object in the same area and same time frame. meanwhile, they are examining the windshield focusing on the fracture you yous to determine if
they are bullet holes. >> my take on the whole thing there had to be impact on the window. >> reporter: michael callinan worked as a conductor in connecticut. he believes an outside force was likely responsible to cause the engineer to kick the speed up to over 100 miles per hour. >> we have had our train stoned before all kinds of stuff hams on the northeast corridor. baltimore we have children stoning the train with rocks. that particular area of north philadelphia is a bad area. >> reporter: they need to expand the speed restriction use on the trains where the train reached 106 miles per hour. that's the latest in port richard -- richmond, i'm dann
cuellar. >> meanwhile, those killed in the crash of train 188. friends and family gathered for rachel jacobs, ceo of a software company in university city, but lived in new york. funeral services will be held in her hometown outside detroit michigan. our coverage continues online at 6abc.com, you can follow the latest on the ntsb investigation and see pictures and read more about the victims. tragedy. the final week of mayoral election candidates are out campaigning. many voters have not made up their minds. >> president obama will visit camden county, new jersey, to see how the police are doing to
build trust with the community. camden was recently designated one of 8 federal promise zones a grant program meant to reduce crime and improve public health and boost the economy. >> from our new jersey room, the public has an opportunity to weigh in on the rate hikes. they feel they want to increase the rates by 9%. 9 sessions will be held throughout the week including two at the atlantic city rail terminal and monmouth county agricultural building in freehold. a bill will allow people to pump their own gas they must provide full service, new jersey and oregon are the only two states that require attendance to pump gallons. opponents say it can lead to inconvenient wait times at the
touch also. >> a true philadelphia hero was honored this weekend. [bell tolling]. >> that is the traditional return to quarters tribute offered as remembrance of fallen firefighter joyce craig the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty when she responded to a call to a house fire in west oak lane. >> we really really miss joyce craig. the members of engine 64 have done a great job with trying to keep her memory going and we want to make sure we honor her family by the memorial. >> joyce craig left behind a teenage son and 3-year-old daughter. still ahead on "action news" sunday morning. in the market for are a new home that won't bust your budget. we'll tell you where you can get this great house for $150 and something else, something
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i trust jim kenney. jim kenney. jim kenney. jim kenney. he'll be a mayor for all of philadelphia. >> parts of the country from texas to minnesota are still getting pummeled today by a powerful storm system that's bringing heavy rain and hail. storm chasers captured the video of a twister touching down in elmer, oklahoma. so far no reports of deaths or injuries, but homes businesses and power lines were all damaged. >> it's been one right after another. >> reporter: it really has that's the wonderful part about living around here, we may get our fair share of weather storms, we may get spin up tornados, but not monster e-
e-f-4s. they level an entire town. there's the view of the center city from the camera on temp, the tennis courts if you're outside, stay hydrated. double scan live showing moisture approaching from the southwest. a lot of this should steer clear of the philadelphia area. a lot of this is moving in in this direction. salem, cumberland, cape may counties in south jersey, kent county in delaware, a little bit of weather. that's about it. for the most part it's spritzes and sprinkles or drizzle over the next 45 minutes. it will work south and east and out to sea and off the coast. millville, 76. allentown, 7 # -- 73. cooler temperatures on the water. you'll have a nice sea breeze kicking in this afternoon.
you're in the -6r 0s and low -- 60s and low 70s later on you'll pull back in the upper 60s and camp out in the 70s. everybody else in the 80s. 67 in wilmington, 73 in dover feels awful down there. that dewpoint is something that they typically see in new orleans or houston. you start talking 70, it's very very uncomfortable. it will stay in that range for the next couple of days. it won't be until tuesday evening actually when everything calms down and gets back to where it should be. the dewpoints 7:00 p.m., 60 is the humid gets closer to # -- 7. we go overnight tonight into tomorrow morning look at all the 70s showing up. very tropical air in place. here's the back door cold front. watch what happens as that
marches east it pushes to the west. by monday evening it will feel nice here, but the front has not made it across the viewing area. parts of the area will feel like soup and east it will feel comfortable and eventually what will happen, tuesday the canadian front comes in and kicks everything out to sea from west to east. this is what we like to see 40s, very nice and refreshing. it's not until tuesday that everybody is out of the that soupy, muggy air mass we're seeing right now. satellite and radar, lots of clouds and showers, we'll see sprinkles this morning otherwise lots of clouds and quick-hitting thunderstorm this afternoon. 2:00 p.m., 86 philadelphia. allentown, 83 lots of clouds and showers or thunderstorms developing we're not anticipating severe weather, but one or two could be on the stronger side just like what we saw yesterday. 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning 76, lots of clouds, same thing we
get the back door cold front interacting with the warm and humid air. we'll see storms firing up, these could be on the stronger side. as we run this along 5:30, more storms approaching from the west. neither today or tomorrow is a wash. some storms expected over the next 48 hours not as widespread in coverage as what we saw yesterday evening. they could hit at any time point in time. be on the look out for downpours. trenton, 84. allentown, 83. millville, 84. for the most part it's a quiet afternoon. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, shows that's pretty much a repetitive pattern right through tuesday. 86 this afternoon, 82 monday, 82 tuesday, tuesday evening the canadian front comes in and kicks all that humidity out to
sea. tuesday night you'll open up the wools and turn the air-conditioning off. wednesday is nice, thursday, friday saturday, 70s no humidity a lot of sun. >> tonight it's the 2015 billboard music awards live from the arena in las vegas. catch the premier of taylor swift's new video for bad blood. it will be hosted by hip hop superstar lewd chris and super model chrisy a milwaukee brewers fan at the age of 102 will get to throw out the first pitch. she has a friend to thank for the purpose of the honor who submitted her name to the brewers, the teen picked her to
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>> welcome back, sky6 live hd taking a live look for us now at atlantic city. chris sowers it's going to be a soupy day not a good hair day by extra deodorant. you know the drill folks. >> reporter: time for our unusual pictures of week. a california man came up with a way to help drought affected lawns. painting the lawns. he created a new company called
brown lawns green. california is enduring a historic drought there's a conservation mandate in place. it lasts 6 weeks and costs $300. many people are saying it's well worth the price. now here we go to the this one. in wisconsin green bay company is hoping to lockdown a grand claim about one of its products. you're looking at what may be the world's largest nut. it took five weeks to fabricate the ten foot structure. it's hollow and mounted on a flat form and then a pad so one can see lambeau field when standing in the middle of it. officials have confirmed there's no official category for this, the maker say it's willing to open up a category for it, but the guinness book of world
record has yet to give it its official stamp. here we go to houston a family home worth # hundred thousand dollars is on the market for unbelievable price. he wants to move his family closer to his daughter's school. you're not going to believe what's doing. he decided to give one this home the opportunity to start a new life here for $150. all someone has to do is pay $150 an submit essay of 200 words or less, explaining why they should win the home. the winner will be responsible for the closing costs. he needs # -- three thousand appear cases -- applications to get to market value. >> chris sowers will have a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast
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the laughing cow. reinvent snacking. >> inside story is next. here's monica malpass with a preview. >> reporter: good morning everyone primary for philadelphia mayor is coming up this week. scrim kenny is pulling away from the pack. was the tragic amtrak accident preventible. that's stories are coming coming up on inside stories are i hope you'll join me. >> time for the accuweather forecast. >> reporter: for people who don't like humidity, they won't be happy today. for those who don't mind, warm and humid thunderstorms around, they will be hit or miss, lots
of clouds monday, maybe a shower or thunderstorm, once again 82. today and tomorrow we're not anticipating widespread severe weather, but one or two storms could be on the stronger side with brief downpours and gusts of wind over 40, 45 miles per hour. tuesday, 8 #. 82 more thunderstorms possible. wednesday, lots of sunshine, 7 oh,s each -- 70s each and everyday. memorial day day is usually iffy, it looks really, really nice. >> we need the rain, too. this week with george stephanopoulos is coming up next. he has more on the isis commander who was killed in the u.s. raid in syria. >> reporter: good morning, eva and nydia, we have details on the special forces raid inside syria. key isis leader dead his wife and computer file taken away. mitch mcconnell briefed on the
raid. he joins us live. all the latest on the fbi investigation into the amtrak crash you've been dealing with we'll be talking to the lead investigator. all round table back to you. >> crews continue to put out hot spots after a massive three-alarm fire in montgomery county we're live with the latest. >> chicken soup is good for your skin. so much so that a local spa is using it for facials. now for chris sowers, eva pilgrim, and the entire "action news" team, i'm nydia han. we'll see you at noon!
>> announcer: starting right now on abc abc's "this week," breaking news a daring raid by the elite delta force inside syria that just killed a key isis leader could his captured wife reveal crucial information. mystery on the tracks. . the fbi now investigating. did a projectilee hit the train before it crashed. why he could spend decades behind bars despite that dramatic death penalty ruling and 2016 surprises. republicans turning on jeb bush's iraq misstep, democrats piling on barack obama on trade. mitch mcconnell and dianne feinstein are