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>> good morning, it is 5:30, saturday, august 29 here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." breaking news one person is rushed to the hospital and dozens of others are driven from their homes after a fire in philadelphia's bustleton section. developing a sheriff's deputy is shot and why would in houston while pumping gas. authorities are calling it a cold flooded killing. all eyes are on erika the storm is weakening after pounding the dominican republic.
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let's go over to chris sowers. good news for the people in florida. >> reporter: erika is shifting her track right now. let's go live on sky 6. it is shifting toward the gulf of mexico. it may bypass the state of the florida. as we look live, it's nice and quiet. we continue to enjoy beautiful weather. high pressure in control, a canadian high that's lord the humidity levels. 54 in allentown. in the 40s in the in connection. 67 in philadelphia. millville, 56 and on the boards in atlantic city, 69. satellite and radar showing a whole lot of nothing, we have high pressure sitting over top of the delaware valley. that will once again provide us with a mostly sunny afternoon. just a few cirrus clouds and fair weather cumulus clouds.
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otherwise mostly sunny. 87 degrees, the normal is 84. with the humidity levels as low as we're predicting should feel fantastic out there. next week another heat wave is on the way, i'll have the details on tropical storm erika when i see you in ten minutes. >> we begin with breaking news this morning, a fast-moving fire forced dozens of people out of their home overnight in the city's bustleton section. a fire ignited at the 9800 block of holderman avenue after 3:00 p.m. the action cam was there as firefighters battled smoke and flames to get the fire under control. a man was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, no word on what sparked the fire. a massive manhunt is underway in houston, texas while a sheriff deputy was shot and
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killed while pumping gas. he was in uniform, a man was behind him and fired several shots. it appears to be an unprovoked execution style killing. >> i've been in law enforcement in 45 years i don't recall another incident this cold blooded and cowardly. >> this surveillancismage shows a glimpse of the man police think is responsible. a man is dead after a shooting at a highrise complex, shots wrack out in the lobby of the north gate one apartments ornlt 400 block of north 7th street. a man in his 20s was hit in the chest. medics rushed him to the hospital where he died. no arrests have been made and no word on a motive. a burlington county community is mourning the loss of a popular middle school
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teenager, 29-years-old allison mcginnis was hit by a pick up truck and killed. her death comes one week after one of her students died a week after another accident. dann cuellar has more. >> reporter: state police said their focus is to find out why the driver lost control of the truck. he is in serious condition. the teacher was mourning a lot of one of her students in a traffic accident when she herself is killed one week later at the same time. state police identified the woman who was killed jogging along route 206 as 29-year-old allison mcginnis she taught english and language arts at helen fort middle school. >> on top of her door, it said do something amazing today. >> reporter: in recent day
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mcginnis was mourning the loss of one of her students who was injured in a traffic accident back on august 2. mcginnis was among the first to visit her daughter in the hospital. >> she was more than just a teacher she was their friend. >> reporter: jania passed away from her injuries on august 20th. yesterday her mother went by the site of the accidents. she got caught in another accident. she learned that her teacher was involved and had been killed. i was shocked and freaked out, because my daughter passed away last thursday around 2:00 p.m. and then four her teacher to pass away one week later around the same exact time it give me the chills. >> reporter: she doesn't know what to make of the chilling coincidence. >> god has a pattern, i guess
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this is part of his plan. maybe this is a wake up call for people, i don't know, i just know it is tragic and sad. >> reporter: by the way we should mention allison mcginnis was planning to go to school yesterday on her own time to help students prepare for school next thursday. the funeral is set for next wednesday, they will have a memorial service following that. dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> philadelphia police are searching for a man they think was involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a toddler. police issued a warrant for this man miguel colone, the 2-year-old was struck at masher and lehigh. he was behind the wheel of his friends car. friends and family and police are asking him to turn himself in. >> he should have stopped the first time leaving my baby like
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road kill. you know, man up. man up. the city is offering a 20,000-dollar reward to catch colon and have him convicted. philadelphia police have released this sketch of the man who robbed three people and force the them to perform sex acts. when police say the attacker held them up in a wooded area near cumberland and beat street along the delaware river. now the latest on tropical storm erica, she has claimed 20 lives in the dominican republic and caused widespread flooding. rick scot declared a state of emergency. >> reporter: this is what they fear in florida fierce winds hammering the dominican repup --
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republic. 20 reported dead, 200,000 left without power in puerto rico. >> this could be a serious problem for haiti and dominican republic. it doesn't take strong storms to create mud slides and loss of life. >> reporter: it is moving up the florida west coast. >> the biggest concern is one we don't know how much land it will go over and how much water we'll get. >> reporter: make sure every member of your family is ready. your parents, your children, your grander children do you have a plan. across florida traffic jams at gas stations. bottled water a hot commodity. some shoppers found empty shelves while others lucked out. >> i took a chance. >> >> reporter: not everybody went
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away happy. >> they ran out of propane. >> reporter: the best case has it weakening into a tropical depression before it hits florida. which you can severson, new york. >> former president bill clinton will be in new orleans to mark the ten year anniversary. 1800 people were killed and 1 million were forced from their homes. today new orleans looks drastically different from how it looked on august 29, 2005. signs of rebuildings have taken on many forms across the city. george w.bush visited a rebuilt school yesterday and honored firefighters in gulfport, mississippi who helped save lives. our tribute continues at 6abc.com there we have a collection of photos taken by our "action news" crews as they covered the storm's aftermath. we're covering the efforts
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marking ten years. eagles will be at lambeau field to play the packers. coach chip kelly was tight lipped on how long sam bradford would stay in. we'll see how the new linebacker, alonzo plays. the eagles got him always part of the lesean mccoy trade. "action news" sports sunday will breakdown the plays from week three of the season with brandon graham at 11:35. a new warning about ground beef. some packages could contain harmful bacteria what you need to know in "healthcheck." working out doesn't have to be an expensive hobby. we have tips on saving big bucks on your gym membership. >> reporter: a friend of ours
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that have been a friend to us the past few days, it will start increasing, you can see the dewpoints and i will have more on the next heat wave that's on the way in the forecast right after this.
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>> firefighters balloting wildfires -- battling wildfires in washington state and oregon are taking on a wind storm gusts whipping 60 miles per hour fang the flames. the largest wildfire ever recorded in washington state
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scorched 22 square miles and killed three firefighters and scorched 45 homes and dozens of other buildings. the wind storm is bringing rains to town in the path of this fire. just a lot of for them to deal with. speaking of here, though, we have fabulous weather. >> reporter: it doesn't get much better than this, other than the fact there's a heat wave on the way. it's a great forecast, we have clear conditions and very, very comfortable. with clear skies and low humidity leaves and high pressure set up overhead it allowed the temperatures to drop off. we're in the 40s in the mountains. 48 degrees in the poconos. allentown, 54. reading, 58. tons of 50s out there. philadelphia you're the warm spot 67, i lied, cape may is the warm spot, 71. wilmington, 61. satellite and radar, just like yesterday with high pressure right over top of us, it's going
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to be difficult to get too much in the way of cloud cover out there. there could clouds later on, but otherwise you'll see a ton of sunshine out there. here's future tracker 6 all we're timing out is the sun and clouds throughout the day. mainly quiet conditions this afternoon. quiet overnight tonight and we get into sunday morning there's a small, little system that passes on by to the north. maybe it touches off a brief shower or thunderstorm for the poconos. anyone else will steer clear of moisture. looks like tomorrow should be a pretty nice dry afternoon, as well. the latest on tropical storm erica which is on life support at this point, winds are down to 40 miles per hour. you can see the tropical storm watches and warnings up for the turks and turks and caicos islands and eastern portions of cuba as we monitor erika with winds down to 40 miles per hour. you can see this huge cluster of clouds that have developed over
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haiti and the dominican republic, it is away from the complex of clouds. meaning the storm is very unorganized at this point. the spaghetti plot takes this farther to the west. this was supposed to come into the atlantic, with every run it shifts to the west. honestly i wouldn't be surprised if this path of lines is incorrect and this is your path right here. looks like the state of florida could be in the clear. we'll watch it over the next few days, but right now it's a raggedy unorganized storm system which is a super inflated rainstorm which will produce rains for haiti and the dominican republic. 78 for the poconos, warm tomorrow, 82 degrees.
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moderate risk of rip currents down the shore delightful on the sand, 82 degrees, sunday, more humid, a nice day, 84 degrees. the western suburbs, mid 80s. lancaster, 8 #. reading, 87. al be town, 86. trenton, 86. millville, 84. cape may, 82. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. 90 degrees hot and humid for tomorrow. 92 for monday, hot and sticky. tuesday it stays very humid out there, high of 92. wednesday, humid, sunshine, there's another 90 out there. thursday and friday we start to cool things down a little bit, keep in mind at that point high temperatures are 93. we are getting ready to move into september. it should be going the other way. >> thanks, chris. the panda cub born last week at the national zoo is a
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boy. fraternal twins were born last saturday. the smaller boy passed away wednesday from pneumonia, he is plump and has a healthy set of lungs and will make his public debut in january. fyi philosophyy is coming up on tonight, here's alicia vitarelli and melissa magee with a preview. >> reporter: here's what's coming up on fyi philly. stakeout your place in the sand. we'll go behind the scenes and see how a show this size gets off the grounds. we have and you say places to eat and things to do. if you like beef jerky, this is for you. >> we have a special fyi preview, we hope you join us.
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>> good saturday morning to
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you, sky6 live hd taking a live look for us over atlantic city. 66 degrees here in philadelphia. 5:50 right now. on "healthcheck" researchers say they are closures to developing a -- closer to developing a vaccine that would give you life long protection against any illness. it will remove current flu shots. meantime, experts say people should continue to get a flu shot because it's the best way to protect against infection. chances beef will be on a lot of dinner tables tonight, researchers are raising concerns about ground beef. ali gorman looks at the latest study. >> reporter: the hamburg you're grilling could contain harmful
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bacteria. consumers reports tested 300 packages of ground beef purchased in stores, more than 40% contained staff bacteria and 20% contained another bacteria linked to 1 million cases of food poisoning each year and significant amount had super bugs, bacteria that's resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics. consumer reports blames them on the overuse of antibiotics on cattle farms. >> it leads to resistance of antibiotic bacteria. if you get sick the infection can be difficult to treat. >> reporter: tests revealed good news ground beef from cows that are grass fed and raise raised without antibiotics are less likely to have super bug bacteria.
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>> sustainable methods of raising cattle can produce safe ground beef. when you shop for ground beef choose beef labeledded no antibiotics, grass fed and organic. it is the least likely to have bacteria. no matter what kind of beef you by cook it to 160 degrees farenheit, so the bacteria will be killed. it's best to use a meat thermometer. sustainably raised beef is widely available, many mainstream supermarkets carry it. ali gorman channel 6 "action news."
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6:00 a.m., saturday, august 29 here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." a bicyclist is rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car on the benjamin franklin parkway. police think the driver was intoxicated. residents in south philadelphia are on high ray letter after a vial lept home invasion. how did a three-year-old wander away from a day care without anyone noticing. that's what parents in a new jersey community want to know. first, though, chris sowers joins us with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we have been so fortunate. i won't say lucky. >> reporter: how about spoiled. that's probably the better term. >> weekend after weekend. >> reporter: i believe it's been

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