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find this guy now you. sara bloomquist is live now you. what do police know. >> reporter: at this point jim they don't know the motive this skate park is always busy, skateboarders telling us there is never any trouble here, they were surprised by this encould youer with a man and a group of boys, he offered free cokes and sandwiches and in return he took pictures of their feet. kids come here along the schuylkill river trail to practice and show off their skateboarding skills, they come from all over, all ages and some quite young and they take pride in taking care of each other and the youngest told us he never feels unsafe. >> i pay attention and i just ride around. i have had people steal my phone but nothing like that.
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>> nothing like what police say happened here on may 10th a boy told police he and four friends were at the skate park when a man offered them bacon sandwiches and cokes he they could come with him and they did. they went to the hill and that is where the man asked them to pose in various positions to photograph their bare feet. the man told them he would pay them money if they would return the next week. >> it's scary and things happen like that. the older skateboarder says he wished they had known they were in trouble. >> if anyone were here seeing it it would have been stopped right there. >> the 11-year-old wait aid couple of days before telling his mother what happened. he was afraid he would be in trouble. and the child told detectives
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there that the man told the group of boys that he works at a sneaker store. and the child was able to give a vague description of the man. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we are looking live from sky 6 hd at the delaware river between philadelphia and camden and we have been able to see a turbulent sky this afternoon but cooler air is on its way meteorologist, cecily tynan is live at the "action news" big board, what is the latest from accuweather? >> typical bring weather returns tomorrow, we had four days feeling like summer and muggy as well. and now a cold front is moving in from the west. typically when you get cold fronts you get a battle between air masses creating showers and thunderstorms, and double scan live showing our region is rain free and one downpour moving
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through salem county into cumberland county and this moves through delaware a while ago and now it's really fizzling out. no lightning strike as associated with this, we all need rain and unfortunately this is the only cell out there currently. tonight could have more isolated thunderstorms, most of the region is dry and those that get the thunderstorms though will get the downpours and the high humidity and the chance for gusty winds and really what this front will do is bring us a change in our air mass we are if the 80s now but up across the great lakes temperatures only in the 50s, this move in overnight with drier air and i'll let you know how cool it will get. >> thank you cecily. you can stay ahead of the changes in the weather by checking you can fine live storm tracker 6 radar and the seven-day forecast and the latest from our team of meteorologists.
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this is primary day in pennsylvania and in our area the big of the race is for the democratic nomination for mayor of philadelphia and with democrats holding a 7-1 registration registration advantage and the republicans with a lone candidate, this primary will likely decide the next mayor of philadelphia. vernon odom is live at a polling place in overbrook. how goes it there. >> reporter: according to election officials here at this polling place it's a fairly good turnout today you can see a line of voters forming and getting ready to vote, something that is not the case as we toured the city today but this is always a heavy turnout ward, an upper middle class ward where turnout is never below 50%, but this cannot be said across town. voter turnout is deem itted light and moderate in other
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places mayor nutter has this reaction mid-day. >> i'm not too tremendously surprised that it's light in the morning and afternoon it will pick up later today. >> jim kenney buoys by polling numbers was the last to vote this morning. >> a lot of people suffered and beat and put in prison and we have rights to be full americans and we dishonor them by not going out and voting. >> melissa murray bailey will try to win it in the fall, lynn abraham is the nominee for the democrats or not. >> it's important for women to step up to the plate and be competitive and fight for something you believe in. this is a mission and a calling. >> former pge executive doug oliver voted near his west oak lane home, hoping he can shake
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up the world with a victory sfl it feels good we played our hannah above board and did not fall into any of the dirty tricks, that is exactly what the city doesn't need. >> street the senator from philadelphia, is running his campaign, his specialty. >> i have driven the election and driven the other candidates. >> nelson diaz when with other family members to the polls. >> i hope whoever wins this takes it seriously sfw state senator, anthony hardy williams was at the polls early this morning, accompanied by family members including his grandson and old friends. >> it has introduced me to the prosperity of the city and introduced me to the philadelphians that need help, they need schools to get better not in the long-term but
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immediately. >> again jim, whoever wins the nomination will be the overwomening favorite to win in the general election in november. live in overbrock vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> voters in philadelphia are also nominating five republican and five democratic city council at large candidates, some council seats are on the ballot a special election will decide who will replace mike stack for the senate district number five. and the primary tonight includes three open seats on the state supreme court. if you have questions or problems casting your ballot today or tonight, the league of women voters are there to help, they are manning the phones at 6 abc, just call 1-877-940-6222. the hot line is open until the polls close at 8:00 tonight. and "action news" will have
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complete coverage of the results at 11:00 tonight and we'll stream the results live at and update the races on twitter. >> other news at this hour, firefighters put out flames today at a chester county home to discover an elderly woman dead inside. firefighters were called to the home on water street in honey brook just just after 10:00 but the home was full of smoke, they have not identified the victim. the driver accused of injuring four philadelphia police officers now faces atemmed homicide charges, police say that 47-year-old rudolph ket struck three officers while fleeing the scene on tuesday you, a fourth officer was hurt at a second location on west oak lane. ket
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the cr ash involved two tractor trailers a tour bus and a car it happened at palm beach 30 in the morning in warwich township. the lanes reopened at 3:00 this morning. a worker had to be rescued after getting stuck eight stories high. he was power washing the building on king street when the scaffolding lost power he was left hanging for a half hour and crews got the power back and the scaffolding was raised and he was not hurt. coming up tonight, emergency
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repairs begin on ten bridges on route 55 in south jersey and a look at the sixers prospect as head of the tonight's draft lottery. cooler, drier air is moving in and i'll let you know if it sticks around for the holiday weekend. those stories and more when "action news" continues.
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we have breaking news from north redfield in north philadelphia two people are shot, a man of unknown age is
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shot in the chest late this afternoon and taken to the trauma center at penn presbyterian hospital and a woman struck in the buttocks, she has also ben taken to penn presbyterian. there are a number of shootings as of late because of drugs and the drug trade and we don't know the conditions of these two individuals, safe to say they have been taken to the hospital. next the bridges of cumberland county ten of them are june going emergency repairser repairser paris and that means and john rawlins has the story. >> reporter: the money repairs are already underway at the overpass at route 55 exit 26 in vineland, in this case tiny cracks were found near critical
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bolts today workers drilling holes to mown the scores of new support plates. this when into service in 1968 and the state says work here and at other route 55 bridges means occasional lane closures and that could slow and inconvenience drivers. >> it will be but better to close it down and fix it. >> worth the hassle. >> yes, to me it is. >> it could be a big accident. >> it's worth the hassle frmg definitely worth it. >> with memorial day coming up they are committed to keeping all lanes open from friday until tuesday but the repair will stretch into the summer 55 is a popular way to reach shore points and this could mean slow going for travelers. >> this is hard for businesses and people coming from pennsylvania coming in and obviously the local people as
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well. >> they say that the repair work could take 90 days and it could impact drivers and it's critical to keeping the ten bridges safe.
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so if the sixers get a real good position they can say thank you. >> yes the tanks would have worked. the sixers could end the night with three lottery picks three in the top 11 if things go their way. they have the third best chance to lan the number one pick. they could end up with the lakers be heat selections depending on where the ping-pong balls land, this could change the course of an entire franchise. >> it's one of my most
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nerve-racking nights. we all go together and we can't expect a level of anxiety with all of us i think. >> a week since the phillies last lost the game, that is six in a row, tonight they visit the rockies again cole hamels spot on last night. miguel franco a nice defensive play in thetive many inning the kid is a two-way player and herrera broke the tie with this two run double. and the phillies are to longer in last place in the nl east. now on to deflate-gate the ongoing saga in a surprising about face, robert craft will accept the penalties but tom brady's appeal is still on and craft is tired of the back and
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form. >> i don't want to continue the rhetoric that has gone on for the last four months, i'm going to accept reluctantly what he has given to us. >> reluctantly. >> depending on the fan base, the tour for a new college coach could be a short one, nittany lions fans are looking for more. >> he perfected the art of the selfie and james franklin sat down with a close-up with me as part of his tour today. after his 7-6 season and an appearance in the pinstripe bowl, he knows expectations will be up. they will have 70 scholarship players after making due last year with 45. >> everybody talks about the sapgss all during the offseason
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and then the season starts and they expect to win the national championship in year two i know what to expect a better feel for penn state and the community and a better feel for the mayors. especially anthony zedle he posted this on instagram when he tackled a tree. >> what did you think when you saw that. not good seeing our number one tackle tackling a tree. >> he found one significantly rotted out but it doesn't feel good to see him run full tackle into a tree, luckily the tree gave more than he did. it went viral and he said coach i didn't expect it to blow up like that -- yes you did. >> the coach will tackle the top
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ten and can grow a season that will be years to come. >> only two wins in conference play last year, they have to improve in that area.
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accuweather forecast, cecily tynan. >> our air conditioning units are getting a break stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we don't have anything more than a couple of sprinkles out there one cell through chester county and newcastle county that has died out. and the action cam hanging out
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at boathouse row, seeing the 6 abc zoo balloon, and my weather reports from the zoo begin a week from tomorrow. i can't wait. >> in the meantime, the accuweather highlights show you the dry air returns with four days stuck in the 80s and unfortunately the high pollen continues and how will we feel the next four day instead of dew points in the mid to upper 60s and dew points are well below 60 degrees, that is a dry k air mass but the problem with the sunshine and the low humidity and the winds the pollen count remains medium high into the weekend and oak birch and maple is the main problems. right now 82 in philadelphia the same in millville and trenton 83 in allentown and sea
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isle city a warm 80 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a cold front is fwin beginning to move in from the west. activity from the virginias and new england, and we are in the rip off zone not seeing the much needed rain but we'll get the benefits with the cool air partly cloudy skies and isolated thundershower is possible and most of the region is rain free, and 58 in philadelphia and 53 in allentown and millville 57 and the dew point is dropping through the night it's going to feel very different tomorrow. spring time is back and winds are out of the northwest tomorrow and a dry throw of air and loads of sunshine and the average high for this time of year, up to 20 miles per hour, heading into thursday low pressure is moving down off the coast of the carolinas and what you get depends on location
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areas south and lots of clouds and north of philadelphia, plenty of sunshine, philadelphia's high 59 degrees and mid-70s south. and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast beautiful day tomorrow and lots of sunshine and breezy 73 degrees and on thursday, the brush of clouds and 69 degrees and could get a sprinkle across parts of kent and cape may county as we kick off the holiday weekend, friday warmer 78 degrees and then a tale of to seasons, on saturday feeling like spring 70 degrees and 78 on sunday and monday summer time warmth and monday and tuesday could have a pop-up thunderstorm and could be rain free and beautiful warren tomorrow. >> abc's world news is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with shirleen allicot and ducis
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rogers and please join us for a special report at 11:00 here on channel 6, you can ship a spotlight on the parking garages. here is a preview. on new years day 2015, the unthinkable happened to a young mother of two in a parking garage in broad daylight. >> this can't be happening to me. >> could better lighting have stopped that assault. >> i was stripped naked in that parking garage and nobody noticed. >> and for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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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. and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different. follow yours.
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two breaking stories as we come on the air. a major warning for american families, the largest auto recall in history. nearly 34 million cars defective air bags. several major automakers. some air bags known to explode right in the front seat. also tonight, reports of at least eight or the nay doles already. the watches right now. also developing at this hour the cruise ship that left boston. it is now run aground. more than 2,600 passengers on board. hillary clinton. our reporter with the tough question after learning she and the former president made $25 million last year we ask, how are every day americans supposed to relate to her? the heist. the hole carve into the vault. 300 million stolen. the alleged thieves captured. in their 60s and 70s. and the army captain.


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