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ain in effect until 8 o'clock meaning it will feel close to 100 degrees in a few locations but many of the spots right now are back into the 90's. our air temperature in philadelphia is 94 degrees right now. it is 91 in wilmington, 90 degrees in millville, upper 80's to the north and west of philadelphia. and the sea breeze has finally kicked in at the shore, 88 in sea isle city and beach haven 87 degrees. how it feels though, that combination of the air temperature and the humidity, yesterday we were all above 100 degrees. today it's 94 in allentown, 93 in reading, 98 in philadelphia but to the south it still feels like above 100 degrees for atlantic city, sea isle city and dover. so that is where we have some dangerous heat and humidity still lurking. it's been a summer scorcher. yesterday was 95 degrees in philadelphia with that peak heat index of 105. so far today we've hit 94 in philadelphia with a peak heat index of 99 degrees. we do have one cooling shower downpour moving towards salem
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on double scan live radar moving away from bear and parts of central parts of new castle county but this is beginning to fall apart but it would be nice if many of us could see a quick little shower to cool us off. that's not going to be the general trend this evening. future tracker showing tomorrow afternoon our heat index near 90, 94 philadelphia. so we're getting rid of the 100's as we get into tuesday. when i come back we'll talk about a beautiful stretch probably the best so far this summer season ahead in the full accuweather forecast. >> we'll focus on that adam. thank you. today's temperatures mean more than just another day in the soup for some people these conditions are down right dangerous. david henry continues our live coverage this afternoon. he's live in logan square. david. >> reporter: yeah, alicia, kids have an easier time of it with this heat. they can take a dip in the fountain like here at logan square or in the neighborhood rec center pool but seniors can't cool off so easily. >> being here when it's hot outside is a plus.
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>> reporter: they were staying cool in the pool hall at the marconi senior center in south philadelphia. it's a cool place to hang out and have fun with friends and neighbors. it's good for their health and good for the pocketbook. >> very cool in here. you don't have to be at home, you know, burning dollars at home. you come here and it's nice and cool and you meet a lot of nice people. we have a good time here, stay all day. >> reporter: places like this can literally be lifesavers for seniors who can't handle the heat as easily as youngsters. >> their body is not going to tell them they're not dealing well with the heat and that's where it really becomes a problem when we experience heat related deaths. >> reporter: the philadelphia corporation for aging has had its heat on the line operating since yesterday morning. they're offering tips to seniors who need help and they're watching for seniors who need medical help. two nurses from the health department are on hand to assess callers that might be having problems. >> the nurse will evaluate their medical condition over the phone as much as possible but then we also have the ability to send out a mobile
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team with a nurse on board that can go a person's home and evaluate them that way to see how they're dealing with the heat. >> reporter: seniors without air conditioning are being urged to get to senior centers like this libraries or shopping malls anywhere that's cool. they can even ride septa's air conditioned buses all day for free even those who do have ac find this weather a challenge. >> i try to stay cool under the air. >> reporter: you've been successful staying cool? >> kind of. >> reporter: not entirely,. >> no, not entirely. >> reporter: it's important to keep an eye on your elderly relatives and neighbors in this kind of heat even if they do have air conditioning. the number for the heat hotline (215)765-9040. you can find a link to that and other tips for beating the heat on 6abc.com. live at logan square, david henry, channel6 "action news"." >> david thank you. good tips there and of course
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as the heat warnings and advisories continue check in at 6abc.com/weather. our storm tracker6 live radar imagery matches will let you know before any storms hit. you can also follow the "action news" weather team on twitter and facebook for updates. septa and patco started selling passes today for the week of the pope's visit and the world meeting of families and if you got your hands on one, consider yourself lucky. john rawlins live in chestnut hill this afternoon and john as far as septa is concerned let's just say this didn't exactly go as planned. >> reporter: hi, alicia. it's hard to pitch this as anything as a pretty serious stumble out of the gate. septa has 350,000 of those passes to sell. it managed to sell just 201 that's two-zero-one today before its e commerce site crashed. >> i think we had about a triple the amount of people that we thought would come to the site so what we decided to do is to suspend the site
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until further notice. >> reporter: online sales for the papal rail passes began at 9:00 a.m. within minutes the twitterverse was alive with complaints. at one point the cue for customer service phone calls to septa ballooned to 75. many worried there was something wrong with their computers. >> computers, they were frustrated. they were frustrated and they were afraid that maybe it was already sold out. >> reporter: that was not the case of course. septa's special e commerce site was the culprit. over the weekend, consultants had tested it for a massive response. >> at one point they were flooding the system with up to 1700 hits per second and we also had up to -- and this is a testing mode, 900,000 visits to our site and it worked. but, you know, this morning it did not. >> reporter: ironically septa set up its special online papal weekend reservation system to avoid confusion for riders. by drastically restricting the number of regional rail
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stations that will be opened to just a handful and using reserve tickets the goal is still to avoid scenes at stations like this. this is from the 2008 phillies world series parade day where crowds of would be riders were stranded unable to board jammed trains. the hope is today's problem will be fixed. >> no one needs to panic. we're going to suspend the system and then fix the tweaks -- fix the issues and then begin sales again as soon as possible. >> reporter: so for now a post mortem of what went wrong today. the preliminary indications are it was just overwhelmed by numbers, that this was not a case of somebody making a malicious hack and then tomorrow we should hear from septa as to what the game plan will be as far as resuming sales of those passes. live in chestnut hill, john rawlins, channel6 "action news." alicia. >> all right, john, thank you. patco also started selling special freedom cards for the papal visit today. on september 26th and 27th
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nonstop service westbound to center city will be provided from the lindenwold, woodcrest, ferry avenue and broadway station only. trains will only stop at the ninth, tenth and locust street stations in philadelphia. tickets are five dollars a day. special freedom cards must be purchased by september 1st. and of course we first told you about septa's pass problems today on our special twitter account that's dedicated to the pope's visit. stay up to date with all the latest developments on the world meeting of families by following at 6abc pope. >> for the first time in 50 years the u.s. and cuba have now restored full diplomatic relations. this morning in washington the cuban flag went up outside the newly reopened embassy. a group of cuban diplomats artists and veterans of the cuban revolution were there to watch that historic moment. the u.s. embassy in havana is also opened for business but the american flag won't fly there until secretary of state john kerry visits next month for an official ceremony. but today was not all smiles
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between the two countries. cuba's foreign minister slammed the u.s. for holding onto guantanamo bay and for maintaining the embargo. >> pennsylvania republicans today sent a public message to democratic governor tom wolf. the lawmakers gathered the the montgomery county courthouse and urged the governor to end the state budget impasse. wolf vetoed the entire republican backed spending plan on june 30th because it was balanced without higher taxes. he said there wasn't enough funding for education. today republicans asked wolf to engage in productive negotiations. >> we were elected to govern and that means we're to put aside bipartisan differences and try to arrive at just conclusions for a fair and reasonable budget here in the swelt of pennsylvania. >> governor wolf says the republican budget plan failed to address the issues at the heart of pennsylvania's budget problems including rising property taxes and under funded schools. >> the former head of philadelphia's largest
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ironworkers union was sentenced to almost two decades in jail today. joseph dougherty learned his punishment for overseeing a campaign to sabotage and intimidate nonunion contractors. the 73-year-old was sentenced to 19 years and two months in jail. he will also have to pay more than half a million dollars in restitution. overall 12 members of ironworkers local 401 were convict id in that case. dougherty was the last of them to be sentence. >> monday afternoon back to work back to reality. >> yes. that means back to traffic jams. so we get a check of the "action news" traffic report. autumn marisa in for matt pelman. >> we're watching an accident on the blue route. this is southbound right past broomall. it's over on the right-hand side right now but it was taking out the left lane. they had to stop traffic to get it over off to the shoulder. it's involving a van and three other cars. so, you can see it's causing some slowdowns here and a big slow down in those southbound lanes as you head from the schuylkill expressway down 95 taking you about 50 minutes to
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do that commute right now. heading over to the big picture speeds in the teens across the region. as you can imagine very slow on the schuylkill expressway in both directions. about a 35 minute commute from the blue route to the vine or the vine to the blue route right now as well. and taking a look at 95, here we are at cottman avenue, not looking so bad but in those northbound lanes through girard we have major slowdowns there as well, about 30 minutes to go from the vine to woodhaven right now. several incidents to tell you about out there. 295 northbound past 130 in bordentown we have an accident to report taking out a few lanes and in caln township we have a accident. a water main break in west philadelphia, 52nd street between westminster avenue and wyomissing avenue. haverford avenue will be your alternate. one more for you 95 southbound past mlk boulevard, we have app disabled vehicle several disabled vehicles out there now because of the excessive heat. we'll keep an eye on things and bring it back to you in the next half hour.
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back to you alicia and brian. >> autumn thanks very much. still ahead here at 4 o'clock today a hack attack on a very specific web site and this time the thieves are threatening to release something more personal than credit card numbers. >> a look inside the mind of a killer. the fbi find the diary of the man who murdered marines last week in tennessee. >> more reaction to donald trump's criticism of senator john mccain's war service. since 1961, pearle vision has provided the neighborhood with expert eye care.
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>> ♪♪ >> died from that shooting rampage in chattanooga 1010, the five victims seen right there and today the fbi is going through the gunman's diary trying to find out what set him off. investigators say mohammod abdulazeez had no known link to terror group. they're not sure why he chose military facilities as his targets. these smiling images a stark contrast to the troubled man
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this parents described. they told the fbi their 24-year-old son had mental health issues was on the verge of bankruptcy and wrote about suicide and being a marter after leaving his job, he was on prescription medication and abused alcohol and marijuana. the family claims they sent him to jordan to get him away from friends who they say were bad influences in the u.s. the fbi is now looking into whether he was radicalized during that seven month trip. they're analyzing his recent fascination with powerful weapons like the ones he used to kill four marines and sailor randall smith. >> my son is a hero. he died doing what he loved. he would have it no other way. >> the fbi is also focusing on the tennessee wal-mart where abdulazeez purchased the ammunition for his guns and also the two men who accompanied him during that trip. brian. >> all right, alicia thank you. donald trump refusing to back down today from comments he made this past weekend
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about fellow republican and one time pow john mccain. >> what are hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. >> that's part of trump's response to a question about the arizona senator at a presidential forum on saturday. trump's comments were immediately rebuked by all his fellow candidates for president. some even saying he should just get out of the race. >> it's offensive. it's ridiculous and i do think it is a disqualifier as commander in chief. >> it's impossible to defend. donald trump is a clown. >> well, trump has so far refused to apologize to mccain who spender five and half years imprisoned and tortured in vietnam. for his part trump did not serve citing a medical exemption for bone spurs in his feet. the united nations security council endorsed the iran yandiel today. the un authorized measures that would tend to sanctions that have hurt iran's economy but the process also gives the
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the un the ability to put those sanctions back in place if iran does not live up to its end of the deal. under the agreement iran will give up the bulk of its nuclear program for a decade once they move they have done that successfully and honestly the un will lift those sanctions. >> well, there was another hack attack over the weekend but this one could expose more information than just credit card numbers. the web site ashley madison which is a dating web site for married people looking to have an affair says hackers broke in. someone posted that stolen data on line. they're threatening to expose all customer records even names unless ashley.com is removed from the internet. the company that runs the citation it has 37 million users. it didn't say how many of those users' information was affected. here's a look at today's closing numbers on a quiet monday on wall street. some green arrows. dow picking up 13 points, close to 14.
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nasdaq gaining about eight and three-quarters and the s & p 500 also picking up about a point and a half on the day. >> the city of wilmington is helping some people stay cool in this tremendous heat today. the senior fan drive is for people over the age of 65 who don't have access to air conditioning this summer. "action news" was at the pickup office today inside the reading city building on north front street again in wilmington. it's opened monday through friday until 4:00 in the afternoon and to qualify for a fan you do need to prove that you do in fact, live in wilmington. and it is just beastly hot out there. >> it is yes brutal and -- beastly would be accurate. we go over to meteorologist adam joseph tracking this weather and these conditions can be pretty dangerous for people out there. that beach looks like a good place to be. >> a perfect place to be to kind of break away from this really uncomfortable heat. as we look live on sky6 right now in cape may you can see the flags there are blowing inland meaning that the sea breeze has kicked in to some
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shore communities health some with the air -- helping some with the air temperature but it is still very uncomfortable how it feels even with the sea breeze. feels like 103 in sea isle city t you head to the boardwalk in atlantic city a little more on shore wind it feels like 85 degrees there 98 in beach haven and then as you head inland you can see 97 in millville, 98 in philadelphia, 94 in the lehigh valley so these numbers are not as high as they were yesterday. that's the good news and they will continue to drop as we go later into the week. in fact, our dewpoints right now are 68 in philadelphia, 70 allentown, 68 in reading, 72 in atlantic city. any time these numbers are at 70 or above, it is oppressive out there and just adds to that very soupy summer atmosphere. but as we move forward into the week, tomorrow those dewpoints will drop again so it starts to turn drier on tuesday. as we go to 65 which is still humid but not oppressive and then by wednesday thursday, friday saturday, we're in the
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50's which is very comfortable for the summer season. in fact, this stretch of weather wednesday through the beginning of the weekend will be some of the nicest we've seen back to back this entire summer season. satellite and radar, we have a cold front to our north and west but very little in the way of energy with it. so even though we have the heat and the humidity combined with the cold front approaching you would think we would have a huge eruption of storms but really that is not the case. we have a couple of little downpours that are popping. one just moved through salem right now now moving east of quaker neck road and route 49 just to the south and east of salem. some heavy rain with that but it is beginning to fall apart but that is the only area on double scan getting wet at the present time. so as we go through the hours of the overnight we're going to be in the upper 60's to mid 70's especially philadelphia down to the south. very uncomfortable tonight. warm and very muggy. there could be a stray downpour or thunderstorm to pop up in a couple of locations but most areas will stay dry and then future
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tracker temperatures tomorrow afternoon 93 philadelphia. a nice sea breeze at the shore, 70's to low 80's. only 88 in allentown. so we won't have excessive heat for another day tomorrow. that's the good sign and then as we go to wednesday afternoon, the lehigh valley 79 degrees, 84 in philadelphia, low to mid 80's at the shore. that's when it will feel very comfortable and pleasant once you step outside. as we look at the four day at 4:00 hot but less humid tomorrow at 93 degrees. there could be a stray downpour or thunderstorm as a cold front does slide through tomorrow. then sunny and nice, 85 on wednesday with that dropping humidity and we stay there thursday and friday a little below average for this time of year, middle 80's for highs pleasant, just a few clouds with wall to wall sunshine and we'll let you know how long this beautiful stretch is going the last coming up in that seven-day in the next half hour. >> sounds great. >> yes. >> we've earned it. >> yes, we have. >> thanks adam. >> okay. >> a thousand jobs were up for grabs in montgomery county today. the coast to coast king of prussia career fair ran for
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three hours. people brought their resumes to the double tree by hilton hotel on decal be pike. more than 20 of the area's top employers were looking for potential candidates. >> and up next this afternoon, a crash involving an ambulance that was already taking a patient to a local hospital. >> plus, you can cut costs on groceries and you don't even need to cut coupons to do so. the tips that could save your family thousands of dollars a year coming up at 4:30. >> we love to remind you to head to facebook and like the 6abc "action news" facebook page. that will give you access to all the top stories we're following at any given moment, weather updates, breaking news and of course all the viral videos you can handle. you can also communicate with members of the "action news" team. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> dozens are under arrest and thousands of dollars worth of drugs are off the street today after a big bust in philadelphia. the captain of the narcotics strike force announced details today. in all, 68 suspected dealers
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and drug buyers were arrested thursday and friday in the city's kensington section. officers also found $4,200 worth of heroin along with crack cocaine and cash. police say they were mainly going after the buyers to control demand. police say 15 of the suspects came to kensington from the suburbs to buy drugs. >> three people went to the hospital today after an ambulance crashed and flipped over while carrying a patient. chopper six was over the wreck at fox and hunting park in north philadelphia. the crash involved the ambulance and an suv and you can see the ambulance ended up on its side. everyone is expected to survive. >> a three car crash in south jersey knocked out traffic lights in one part of camden county today. the action cam was on the black horse pike at browning road in bellmawr where the crash happened just before 5:00 this morning. a minivan overturned, two other cars were damaged. police had to direct traffic after the crash knocked out this light. we're still working to learn if anyone was seriously hurt here. still ahead in our next
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half hour the word that sparked a petition to get target to remove a t-shirt from its teen clothing section. >> that's in big talkers. and four days after a recent drexel university grad was found murdered in her apartment, police have retained a person of interest. why he hasn't been charged yet. >> and we're showing you how to save big on your grocery bill today without clipping coupons. how a few small changes in way you shop could save your family thousands of dollars every year. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with the story of a delaware man accused of going after his ex's brakes following a breakup. >> plus, he battled hatred with a simple act of humanity. why this photo of a police officer helping a senior citizen escape the south carolina heat has so many people talking. >> a delaware county mother went out for breakfast with her toddler but wound up in jail. what she's accused of doing while in the dunkin' donuts drive through that eventually landed her behind bars. >> but we're going to begin here at 4:30 with another day of dangerous heat across the delaware valley. >> from the steamy streets of wilmington to the sweltering skyline over center city, i think most of us can agree there's only one place to be today and that's the view on the lower right portion of your screen, cape makes the beach. let's head to adam joseph for more on why the worst is actually over, right that's the good news? >> yes, that is the good news.
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we're moving deeper into the week and as we go through your tuesday and especially wednesday, the humidity is going to drop so then you don't get those oppressive feel-like numbers or that heat index. it's still very uncomfortable this afternoon. we have a heat warning and a heat advisory in effect until 8 o'clock with a heat index near 100 for a few locations but most of us will stay below that threshold as the atmosphere is starting to dry out a little bit. in fact, right now we're 94 in philadelphia just 89 in allentown reading not bad in lancaster, 87 degrees, 90 millville. there you can see along the shore from beach haven to sea isle city in the upper 80's. you factor in the humidity and it's really only those far southern areas that are feeling above 100 this afternoon. otherwise, it feels like 93 in reading, 94 in allentown, 98 in philadelphia. 99 in wilmington. again, not as dangerous as yesterday but still you want to take it slow this evening. drink plenty of fluids. check on the pets and of course the elderly and the young ones. as we look at double scan live radar we've had one downpour
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that moved through parts of salem county starting to wash itself out. tracking downpours far south on route one near llewes delaware and rehoboth beach right on the split of route one and nine slowly drifting to the south and east but that's the only other downpour in addition to the one in salem county at the present time. your evening planner, there will be a scattered downpour to pop in a couple locations. most of us stay dry. near 90 through 7 o'clock, 89 at 8 o'clock and then we'll drop back into the middle 80's by 10 o'clock tonight and we will talk about that beautiful stretch, that big change that starts to arrive tomorrow afternoon but especially on wednesday. we'll show you those dropping numbers coming up in that full accuweather forecast. alicia. >> adam thank you. when breaking news or weather happens in your area we invite you to join the action. e-mail your photos and videos to join the action at 6abc.com or use the #6abcaction on social media. >> latest into the investigation of a murder of a bright young woman in west philadelphia.
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it has been four days since 27-year-old jasmine wright was found beaten and strangled in her apartment. a person has been taken into custody. what authorities are waiting we turn to "action news" reporter vernon odom live at police headquarters. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, brian. they're waiting on dna testing tonight. person of interest is being held in a city jail on $5 million bail on a separate burglary charge. however, no formal charge of murder at least not yet. who killed jasmine wright last week in her west philadelphia apartment? the 27-year-old 27-year-old recent drexel university was beaten and strangled. all weekend police have been holding a local handyman on burglary charges and they say he remains their person of interest in this gruesome case. they're waiting for dna test results to determine if he is indeed their man. wright was found in her third floor apartment last thursday.
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there were no signs of forced entry. police believe she let the killer in. there were no signs of sexual assault but the beating and strangling point to a person in a rage. police believe miss wright had been dead for about 24 hours when her body was discovered by the property manager. tonight, a memorial service is scheduled for a church right near the crime scene. the monumental baptist church at 50th and locust. they will hold a one hour memorial service for jasmine wright to be followed by candlelight vigil. live at police headquarters in center city, vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right vernon, thank you. a delaware county mother is facing a number of charges today accused of driving while under the influence of drugs while her toddler was in the car. only "action news" was there as amber anthony was escorted
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into the collingdale police department. this after a man called 911 to report that anthony kept falling asleep and hitting his car while behind him in the dunkin' donuts drive through on oak lane. when police arrived they realized the clifton heights woman was very confused and had trouble walking and talking. they also discovered a crying two-year-old in the back seat. delaware county police officers say the customer who called them did the right thing. >> i'm glad. he stepped up and he did call 911. westerly able to get there before she left the area. >> after searching anthony's car police say they found marijuana and several xanax pills. anthony was checked out at the hospital before being arraigned on charges including dui and drug possession. police in milford delaware say this man was so upset when his relationship ended he tried to sabotage his ex-girlfriend's brakes. 41-year-old gene gustav is
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accused of unscrewing the crews of the victim's rear brake calipers. she didn't realize anything was wrong until she tried to drive her car. fortunately she wasn't hurt. he's facing several charges including reckless endangerment. >> lehigh county prosecutors now say they will seek the death penalty against the woman accused of throwing her baby to his death. johnesha perry was in court for her an arraignment. she pushed her son off a bridge into a river back in may. he died a few days later attorneys say perry will undergo mental health evaluations from her trial. one of the men accused in the deadly center city building collapse is expected to plead guilty tomorrow. excavator operator sean benschop's attorney says his client wants to take responsibility for his actions saying the 43-year-old cries and prays for the victims and their families almost every night. benschop was charged with third degree murder after a
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wall of the building being demolished collapsed onto that salvation army back in 2013. six people died, 13 others were injured. >> a local hospital has been chosen to train doctors on just how to use a new life saving treatment for cardiac patients. "action news" anchor rick williams joins us live in the news room with more. rick. >> hi, alicia, thank you. that's right. it's new cardiac technology really amazing. it's called the. >> reporter: mpela2 points five. it's the world's smallest heart pump. take a look the tiny pump offers support for patients who are not able to immediately get heart bypass surgery. the entire defies is less than the width of a pencil. coming up tonight at 5:00 ali gorman will tell us how the pump works and why it's a great option for people with certain heart conditions. also coming up tonight reaching 911 is now just a text away in montgomery county. the new emergency text system is the only one of its kind in our area and we'll have
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details of that for you coming up on "action news" tonight at 5 o'clock. until then back to the studio. alicia we'll see you in a little bit. >> rick thank you. young athletes had a chance to keep cool and raise money for a great cause at the same time today. the bull frogs swim team host this swimathon at their pool in chesterfield, new jersey, in support of childhood brain tumor research. all of the proceeds are for thee ya''s star of hope a local charity started for a robbinsville girl who is battling cancer. her mom raised the heat to help with today's events. >> it's been a long, long road and she's had a lot of setbacks and a lot of side effects. we started thee ya''s sea of hope to hopefully find more targeted therapies that will reduce the side effects so that these kids can live long and healthy lives. >> the bull frogs wanted to help the cause after their teammate ronald hogis was diagnosed with leukemia. he's already back in the pool
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after he was treated at children's hospital of philadelphia. >> still ahead here on a monday off target. the word printed on a shirt for teen girls that's got so many people upset with that retail giant. >> plus a south carolina police officer simply offered a land to someone in need. so why is that small act of kindness going viral? it's all about what that senior citizen was doing before the photo was taken. >> and shark scare. you've got to see this if you have not already. the mother of a surfer nearly taken out by that predator this weekend describes what it was like to watch that moment play out on live television. >> and meteorologist adam joseph returns with the full accuweather forecast when "action news" at 4:00 continues next. i think word of a little relief here. >> ah-ha.
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>> ♪♪ >> new video shows the tran particular rescue of a toddler who was trapped in a sweltering car. a woman used a screwdriver then a tire iron and eventually a truck hitch to
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break the window after she saw the two-year-old girl sweating in the back seat. this happened saturday in a kansas city parking lot when investigators say it felt like 110 degrees. luckily that little girl was okay. her aunt and uncle are facing charges after police say they left her while they went shopping at a nearby cell phone store. >> a surfer known around the world for coming face the face with enormous waves got way too close for comfort with something on the other side of one of those waves this week. this is the terrifying moment nick fanning was attacked by that huge shark in the waters off south africa. it happened on live television during a surfing tournament. the shark knocked him off his board but fanning somehow escaped injury. rescue boats quickly scrambled to get him out of the water. >> kept coming at my board and i was like kicking and screaming. i punched it in the back. >> i was absolutely terrified. i thought we'd lost him.
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>> well, once out of the water and at first adrenaline fueled fanning grew emotional saying he may never compete again. in fact some of his fellow surfers even broke down in tears. on health check at 4:00 a colorado company has developed medical marijuana that looks and acts more like traditional pharmaceuticals. they're time released can this capsules also they contain two doses of marijuana one that kicks in almost immediately and another that starts working about four house later. the company says the goal is to provide more sustained relief and less of a high. >> here at the big board with the big talkers. one little word on one t-shirt in target's teen section has social media on a tear. the word, trophy. women have been taking to assembly media calling it sexist and demeaning asking target questions like who approved this and under what circumstances should any human being wear a t-shirt that indicates they are a trophy?
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in some cases it hangs next to the crop top you see there which means this is my backstage pass. again, both being sold in the teen department. a change.org petition has been started asking for the store to stop selling the shirt that suggests women are still viewed as things. target has been responding to people on social media apologizing if the item offends anyone. it is the powerful photo showing a tender moment of kindness in the face of hate. this image in south carolina is going viral. a black cop helping a man wearing a swastika t-shirt at a ku klux clan demonstration. kk members protested the removal of the confederate flag. tensions were high. many racially charged slurs could be heard in the midst of all of it, the senior citizen wearing that swastika t-shirt was suffering from heat stroke. there was extreme heat that day and despite that, leroy smith director of the south carolina department public
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safety helped that man get to a cool spot. the picture has been shared all over social media with people both praising and also condemning smith for that act of humanity. and finally, it starts with a super sweet moment. a dog defending a scared little kitten right here during a thunderstorm. two family pets sharing a bonding moment. as it unfolded the owner shared the series of feet owes on reddit. now the two furry friends are becoming social media super stars and here's why. something gets that pup pretty excited maybe the lightning maybe the thunder. social media cannot get enough of this very enthused extremely wide eyed today. people are loving a really excited dog. that's what they're calling him and take something liberties with the picture. there he is playing some video games, there he is in outer space ready for blastoff so people say this meme could be the next big thing. on social media and just so you know you saw it here first. >> indeed.
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i got one friend who has 50,000 instagram followers. >> really? >> the dog. >> more than i have. >> thanks alicia. let's get another check of the roads. autumn marisa in for matt pelman. she's in the traffic center with an update. >> hi, brian. let me tell you it is busy out there. here is the blue route southbound off ramp onto the schuylkill expressway eastbound and you can see we have an accident over on the right-hand lane. unfortunately these are eastbound lanes of the schuylkill as you make your way up towards the conshohocken curve. we have an accident there as well. so really slow going on the schuylkill expressway and on the blue route right now. we'll show you an earlier accident we had on the blue route southbound right at broomall. that has been cleared out so we're hoping to see those travel times and those speeds start to pick up. taking a look at the schuylkill expressway, you can see 10 miles an hour the whole stretch. nice long red line there. you can see both directions really taking a about 45 minutes in both directions from blue route to the vine or the vine to the blue route.
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moving along and showing you a picture of the ben franklin bridge, our westbound lanes into philadelphia you can see we're down two lanes because of construction. not looking too badly in those eastbound lanes as you make your way over into new jersey. all the other area bridges looking clear not too much construction out there to worry about at this hour. and a few incidents to tell you about. the first one concorde township route 202 namaans creek road and one last one for you in downingtown green street and lancaster avenue. we'll keep an eye on things and bring you an update in the 5 o'clock hour. back to you brian and alicia. >> meteorologist adam joseph back with that exclusive and really nice accuweather 7-day forecast. >> yeah. >> coming up. >> we'll take it. ious consideration i'd like to put in my 15-year notice. you're quitting!? technically retiring, sir. with a little help from my state farm agent i plan to retire in 15 years. wow! you're totally blindsiding me here. who's gonna manage your accounts? this is a devastating blow i was not prepared for. well, i'm gonna finish packing my things.
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the off! outdoor refresher course. does your airspace feel... off limits? sfx: whoosh sfx: buzz sfx: ding 1: take a stroll sfx: ding step 2: use off! sfx: ding 3: flair nostrils, inhale oxygen sfx: ring animation radar get back out there... with off! keep bugs off. sfx: buzz...thwack sc johnson. >> all right, adam joseph a couple of epically hot days behind us but a really nice stretch ahead. >> at least the peek of the heat and humidity was yesterday so we're starting to
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get a little more comfortable day by day especially by wednesday. >> some relief. >> finally. as we take a look right now double scan live radar we had one downpour that moved right over downtown salem and parts of salem county but that has faded off of the radar scope. right now everyone is just hot and dry and in fact, yes, it is hot but it is not official al heat wave at this point because saturday we hit 89 degrees in philadelphia. the way to have a heat wave or the way you can hit that criteria is to have three consecutive days of 90 degrees or above. yesterday we were 95, today we were 94. tomorrow we will go into the 90's so tomorrow this officially will be heat wave number two of the summer season. yeah, we've only had one so far this summer. 87 right now cape may. that beautiful sea breeze helping out at the shore. 84 in margate. 84 in surf city and then as you head inland millville 91 degrees, 89 in allentown so the temperatures this afternoon are not horrific out there.
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they're not like yesterday and the dewpoints aren't as high either. so the heat index is below 100 degrees across much of the area including the heart of the delaware valley, wilmington allentown and reading. but to the south even though there is that sea breeze, that's pulling in very humid air, so that is why it feels more uncomfortable at the shore despite that the air temperature is lower. how it's feeling, those dewpoints are above 70 degrees across much of the area, so it's still rather oppressive outside but as we look at future tracker went go into tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, notice the dewpoints are dropping into the lower and the middle 60's especially from philadelphia to the north and west. that's some of that drier air starting to filter in. still very tropical at the shore tomorrow afternoon and then by wednesday at 2 o'clock, everyone's dipping back into the 50's so that is a breath of fresh air with canadian high pressure coming in for the middle of the week. there is a cold front though, to the north and west. not much in the way of activity with it but as it slides through here tomorrow there could be a scattered
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downpour or thunderstorm in a few locations but for tonight it's warm, it's muggy. there could be a pop-up here or there, 70 to 78 degrees. but as we're tracking this front tomorrow, one more hot day of 93 but less humidity as that drier air is trying to pull in with that high. again a scattered storm is possible tomorrow afternoon and then high pressure comes in a beautiful change wednesday, seasonable with a high temperature of 85. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 93 tomorrow, hot but less humid. and again a stray thunderstorm. and then wednesday thursday, friday into saturday temperatures in the middle 80's lots of sunshine, very few clouds, low humidity as well so a beautiful stretch ahead and then some changes come in sunday as the humidity goes up. there could be a scattered thunderstorm on sunday afternoon but a better chance comes in on monday with a temperature of 86 degrees. so, one more day in the 90's, guys and then we're done with it as we go into the end of july as it's looking right now. >> we're over it.
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[laughter] >> two days and we're already over it. >> thanks adam. >> what's the deal is coming up next. we're helping you save on groceries. ♪ ♪ one day a rider made a decision. the decision to ride on and save money. he decided to save money by switching his motorcycle insurance to geico. there's no shame in saving money. ride on, ride proud. geico motorcycle great rates for great rides.
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>> today we're tackling those ever rising grocery bills and showing you the deal with saving big without clipping coupons. a few small changes in the way you shop could save you thousands of dollars a year. for the craft family groceries eat up a huge chunk of their family budget. >> we have one son that's 16 and one that will be 15. they eat a lot. >> reporter: every week this family of 5's grocery bill tops $600. so we enlisted the help of abc news lifestyle editor genevieve brown and headed to their local grocery store to tackle the list. >> i've come up with a three pronged approach to saving. no clipping coupons. >> reporter: first the one
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of a kind app grocery help puts the savings right on your mobile phone. >> you plug in your zip code and it brings up a list of stores in your area. >> reporter: and direct view to in store sales. >> you want starbucks coffee, here it is, $6.99 down from $9.99. >> yogurt we eat a lot of. >> reporter: faya greek yogurt. pick products on the top and bottom shelves. they're often better deals. >> the most expensive items are the ones that the grocery store puts at eye level. one thing i want to point out to you is to not neglect the ends of the aisle. these are great prices. >> i'll never go down an aisle again. >> reporter: finally did you know you can get paid to shop. genevieve says use apps like check out 51 or i bought a they ask you to watch a video or take a survey about the product you're about to buy. after you're done shopping select your items scan the bar code and upload your receipt. instant cash back:
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>> we're done grocery shopping. >> reporter: these simple hacks added up to saving. >> you're saving $120 a week on agrees reese. let's see how much that is for the year. >> reporter: all in all that's over $6,000 a year. >> that's crazy. >> also considering using web sites like kitch me. it suggests recipes based on what's on sale that week. again you don't have to cut any coupons. consider getting instant ones using retail me not or coupon sherpa which rounds up instant offers in your area based on your shopping list. we'll take those savings brian brian. >> no more coupon cutting required. >> you got it. >> that will do it. for alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" on phl17. here's rick williams with a look at what's coming up next.
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>> hey brian thank you. coming up next on "action news at 5:00 the dangerous heat and humidity continues to plague our region. find out what local officials are doing to help the most vulnerable the elderly. overwhelming customer demand forced septa to halt the sale of special rail passes to be used when pope francis visits in september. those stories and much more when we see in you just a little bit on "action news" next at 5:00.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody meteorologist cecily tynan rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪♪ >> the sun is shining bright but it's brutal to be outdoors. the heat and humidity is causing a summer scorcher today and you have to be extra careful as these conditions can be dangerous. monday night, monica malpass is off, alicia vitarelli joining us. the big story on "action news" is the latest on the excessive heat warning in our region. >> shelters are open to help the elderly who are of course the most vulnerable in these conditions and we do have team coverage for you tonight. chad pradelli is live in chester on how people are keeping cool. >> meteorologist cecily tynan is the big board with the latest from accuweather. hey, cecily. >> hey, rick and alicia.
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we definitely have a very dangerously hot and humid day. heat warnings continue for the immediate i-95 area until 8 o'clock tonight and the outlying areas under a heat advisory. we do have heat indices close to 100 degrees. right now the current temperature in philadelphia, it's 94 degrees. millville 92 wilmington 91, trenton 91, atlantic city 93 degrees. but the dewpoints generally in the 60's and some areas even the 70's and that means it feels a lot hotter. the heat index in philadelphia 98 degrees and you can see that the humidity is much hotter much higher i should say south and east of philadelphia. this is where the heat index up in the triple digits and this is the second day of this oppressive heat and humidity. so that can really have an impact on the health of people especially the elderly. you definitely want to remember the pets as well, make sure they have a cool spot. yesterday the high 95 degrees. the heat index yesterday 105. today in philadelphia so far the

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