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this morning. investigators tell us the victims were 25-year-old amanda digirolomo phoenixville and bryan botti of baltimore mad who was also 25. the two were reportedly in town for the made in america concerts and it was right around 4:30 this morning when they were crossing broad street near arch when they were hit by a taxicab. we're told digirolamo and botti went airborne on impact landing about 100 feet away. amanda was pronounced dead at the scene while brian died at the hospital a short time later. witnesses told police the cab was barreling down broad street is a high rate of speed. >> allegedly and again this is preliminary, the witness approximated their speed at being over the speed limit. that's all i can give you at this point. that has not boone confirmed. >> reporter: the cab driver is described as a 41-year-old man from philadelphia. police say he did stop at the scene but was soon hospitalized with chest pains. no charges have been filed so far and we're told the cabbie is cooperating with
investigators. we spoke with digirolamo's neighbors who say they can't even imagine what the family is going through. >> it's a shame. i mean, so young and an accident like that, i have three kids of my own and i can't imagine anything happening to them. >> reporter: now, we're he told there were no passengers inside that cab at the time and investigators are hoping to find surveillance video from the neighborhood where it happened to hopefully piece together exactly what happened. reporting live from phoenixville, walter perez channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, walter. an accident involving a motorcycle ended in a fire ball on the schuylkill expressway early this afternoon. the action cam on the scene seconds before firefighters arrived. the car and motorcycle crashed at about 1 o'clock in the eastbound lanes near the montgomery drive exit. the 52-year-old biker was taken to the hospital in stable condition believe it or not. investigators have not yet determined what caused that crash.
the red cross is now assisting four families forced out of their homes by fire this morning. firefighters were called to the 4900 block of saybrook a avenue in southwest philadelphia. one person was taken to presbyterian hospital for treatment. the fire damaged five homes before crews were able to put it out. no word what sparked that blaze. a man was seriously hurt today after he got stuck beneath this farm equipment in bucks county. rescuers responded to the scene in hilltown township that was at 11:30 this morning. the victim was choppered to the hospital. police have not yet released details about the accident or the extent of the victim's injuries. well our weather certainly cooperated for folks trying to squeeze out the final few hours on the sand and at the boardwalk before the unofficial end of summer. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic is among those wishing for an endless summer today, aren't we all. she joins us live from ocean city. nora back to reality for most
folks and students tomorrow, isn't it. >> reporter: monica, isn't it sad, back to work, back to school instead of back to the beach. there are still lots of folks hanging around on the boardwalk today, a great day to wrap up the summer season. you couldn't ask for a better labor day at the shore. >> we have to go home today. we work tomorrow and he has school tomorrow, so. >> reporter: party is over. >> yes, it is unfortunately. we'll be back next year. >> reporter: the family from elizabethtown was toting bags of johnson's popcorn from the boardwalk today as they prepared to say goodbye to ocean city and summer. >> popcorn for everybody at work so we enjoyed ourselves. they can have a little bit. >> reporter: you're sharing the wealth. >> i had a great weekend. >> reporter: lots of people were on the beach and in the water swimming today. likely for the last time this summer but for those too little to handle the waves one dad created a little water park of his own. >> it's just a little thing i dug for my kids to play in, something to keep them entertained in. >> reporter: likes like
venice. >> i like that. >> reporter: jimmy o'donnell was styling with his big green sunglasses in the front seat of his surrey waving hello to the crowds and goodbye to summer. >> my therapy for the year 'cause it's cheaper than a psychiatrist and just hearing the ocean and the breeze and everything, it just does something to you. relaxes you. you can forget everything while you're here. >> i don't think it could be any better. nice cool breeze, hot sun, clear skies, doesn't get any better than that. >> reporter: good way to end the summer. >> you got that right. >> reporter: back live now still lots of people on the beach and boardwalk. it was so nice out today you had to understand why 33 didn't want to leave and look at us right now. we got some folks dancing away sunday. most of these are the bellew kids from broomall. tomorrow though it's back to reality time to put away the flip-flops and bathing suits and wait for summer to come back next year. live in ocean city, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> thank you so much nora. looks like fun. hot and not as sticky today as we go live with sky6
here in center city for you. temperatures did hit 90 degrees officially so this is likely the start of the sickth heat wave of the summer. but what can we expect as folks do head back to school and work this week. meteorologist cecily tynan and accuweather have the answer. hi, cecily. >> hi, monica. well, summer vacation season may be over but the summer heat and humidity is making a comeback. this weekend, though, it was gorgeous. great weekend for outdoor activities by the beaches or by the pool. certainly a warm weekend saturday and sunday 88 degrees, today we bumped up to 90 degrees, that's 9 degrees above normal and temperatures will really be heating up tomorrow. allentown, tying a record high of 91 degrees. mount pocono also tying the record high of 85. reading hit 91. trenton hit 90. wilmington 91. millville 88. sea isle city with that sea breeze quite a bit more comfortable 84 degrees. and dewpoints slow you that it's just slightly humid in a few areas with dewpoints in the low 60's. 57 degrees in philadelphia the dewpoint, that's pretty dry
air mass. of course the dewpoints are higher down the shore with that sea breeze with that ocean influence but the dewpoints will be increasing as we head through the overnight hours. humidity levels increasing. and satellite6 along with action radar showing that high pressure will be a classic heat pump over the next two days. it will get hotter and it will get increasingly more humid. so, tomorrow as a lot of kids including my own head back to school for the first day of school, definitely dress them for a hot summer day. leave the fall clothes in the closet. at 7 o'clock, 72. by noon, 88. when the kids head back from school, by 4 o'clock, 93 degrees. the next two days temperatures will be up near record highs. i'll talk more about that and track a cold front that will bring us relief from the heat and finally some much needed rain. all the details coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. well, as high heat and humidity do make a late summer comeback you can keep checking back with 6abc.com/weather and click on the social media link to get updates from the
"action news" weather team. well, many of us are enjoying a much deserved day off the labor day holiday, though, is meant to honor the american worker and the labor movement. proud union workers gathered this morning in philadelphia for the afccio 28th annual tri-state labor day parade and "action news" reporter vernon odom was there. >> ♪ >> reporter: thousands of rank and file union members marched up columbus boulevard as they always do on labor day. proudly representing unions across the delaware valley. the pennsylvaniaians are proud and happy to have a pro-labor democratic in the governor's office who is note shy about battling the gop controlled general assembly over spending priorities taxes and other legislation. >> we need a raise in the minimum wage. [cheers and applause] it means we also have to support the rights of workers to organize. [cheers and applause] it means we also have to support the right of workers to bargain collectively.
>> reporter: with key statewide elections around the corner and the presidential race heating up fast for 2016, the unions are gearing up to have a major impact on the national scene and here in the commonwealth as well. >> we have folks in the statehouse who dislike us. i mean, you know, you got a guy named wagner wants to put us out of business and most of them up there who are republicans who are on the far right don't feel we have a right to collective bargaining. >> reporter: for the rank and file their first concern is jobs and job security. >> the way the economy has been and unemployment and stuff, i think that we as construction workers have to stick together and vote for whoever is friendly to labor. >> definitely franchising the liquor board. we want them to not sell our liquor boards to keep them union jobs here in the state of philadelphia -- pennsylvania. >> reporter: organized labor claims they are still being hammered by the conservative right. the fight they say to survive will never end.
at penn's landing, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> ♪ >> after the parade union workers and their families gathered here at penn's landing great plaza for some relaxation on this urba labor dy today. lots of food and games for the little ones. 10,000 tickets to seat pope's speech at independence mall on september 26th will be available online tomorrow. the tickets are free but you are limited to four tickets per person. you can get them online at the world meeting of families web site. ticketing information has yet to be released for two other public events. the festival of families and pope francis' mass on the ben franklin parkway but we do know those tickets will be made available on wednesday. and get updates on the pope's upcoming visit by following at 6abc pope on twitter. we are posting the latest
news, tips and pictures as we all prepare for the arrival of pope francis later this month. coming up on "action news" tonight, a berks county police k-9 is now on the mend at home after being injured in the line of duty and are you ready for some football? the regular season starts this week. we'll break down whether the eagles can live up to the preseason hype. jeff skversky with that in sports, cecily tynan back with the accuweather word when "action news" continues in a moment.
environmental protection has confirmed no homes or structures are being threatened so that is the good news. this is deep in the forest. but because we have very dry conditions, this fire is expected to grow and heavy, heavy smoke right now not far away from route 72. it is not currently threatening that road. there are no road closures right now but firefighters are keeping an eye on it. they are attacking this fire by air dropping water on it right now. we'll keep an eye on it for you and let you know if there are any changes. right now a fire burning out of control in woodland township new jersey. firefighters on the scene so is chopper six and we'll be there for you throughout the evening. a woman is recovering after being shot in the leg with a bb gun on kelly drive early this morning. it happened about midnight near brewery hill drive. the 23-year-old victim told investigators she saw a group of men standing near a fountain before she was shot. she was treated for a puncture wound and was released from the hospital. police believe it was a random attack.
no arrests so far. investigators are trying to catch vandals who flipped a car in center city here. witnesses saw a group lift up the empty vehicle and turn it on its side. it happened at fourth and lombard about 3:00 this morning. unclear whether the suspects know the car owner. police are looking for the man who has tried to lure some children into his vehicle in reading berks county. at least three incidents have happened in july and august near the antietam swimming pool. police have received at least two reports of a naked man approaching some girls and offering them rides or propositioning them. now, all of the children were able to get away but parents who live in that neighborhood obviously say they're just afraid to let their kids go outside. >> it's a shame because the kids can't go out and play. >> i just can't believe somebody would do that and to children nonetheless. it's absolutely horrible. >> based on witness reports, police think the man is driving a blue suv possibly a hyundai santa fe.
anyone with information should of course contact crime alert berks tip line. this local police dog injured in the line of duty is out of the hospital and back home tonight. codey the police k-9 was injured friday night in reading. he fell 15 feet off the catwalk while searching a building. the dog was flown to the penn vet unit as part of a new program designed to transport injured police and search dogs to that facility. codey still needs some checkup visits and will be off duty now for at least two weeks. crews were busy today removing what is left of the made in america festival. they took down concert equipment and picked up all the trash along the ben franklin parkway. 70,000 people were expected to attend the two day festival over the weekend. many were there to see saturday night's big headliner beyoncé. but more than 30 acts performed on five different stages. the ben franklin parkway will reopen tomorrow.
>> eagles season opener monday night football. >> everyone in this town psyched for eagles. eagles were the number one ranked team this preseason in touchdowns points yards and interceptions. showable the hype. going into the opener ducis rodgers has more with eagles linebacker brandon graham. >> three your first four games are on the road. how important is it to get off to a good start. >> it's very important because a lot of people can say like zero eagles good at home but can they play on the road. we got that test early on and i guess a lot of people just -- we going have to silence the critics, you know. they are out there right now as far as like can the eagles play on the road. >> one thing that's out there right now, there's a lot of hype surrounding your football team. have you heard it? >> i mean, i heard a little bit but, you know, i try not to get into it because it's always lot of hype before the season. everybody is emotional right now because football is back and i'm just -- i just want to take it one game at a time and
just continue to keep doing what we've been doing and that's win. >> should we believe the hype? >> yes, you should -- should you believe the hype. >> why. >> because we work hard and it's showing up on the field and it's no fake. this is for real. you know, a lot of guys even if it's preseason people come to play in preseason. so, i really believe that it's for real. >> believe the hype. we're teaming up with phl17 to bring you the eagles monday night opener in atlanta. a week from today. coverage kicks offer at 6:30 with a pregame show and then the season kicks off at 7 o'clock. temple opened the season at the linc way dominating performance over penn state. tyler mat kevich had three of 10 sacks. how bad is the phillies division? three of the five worst teams in all of baseball are from the nl east including
the phillies and braves, the worst two of them all. well, they'll go head to head tonight and the phils who have lost 10 of their last 13 games return home to face the braves at the top of the hour and you would think the phils, they have been bad well the braves have won only one of their last 20 games, only one. hey, the good news, the phils have played well against atlanta. hopeful that continues because the phillies, well they're in the ballpark here of 100 lossesy loss season. >> neither of us want to finish sixth place. you got chance to move up to fourth for us and even catch the marlins, you know, and finish third. you know, i think especially after what happened this weekend, i think it's good to just see how we come back and respond. >> yeah, bad weekend for the phils. swept in boston. the red sox not only tortured our baseball team but they even tortured one of their very own players. what in the world is going on here in boston's dugout. >> see that player's mouth taped up. yeah. red sox rookie henry owens
tied up to the pole in the dugout during the game this week. they finally let him free, at least unduct taped his mouth. guy's dream of playing in the big leagues, i don't think this is quite what you have in mind when you're growing up as a kid on the little league field. hoping that is the end result. >> i'm afraid to ask what that is. >> rookie hazing. >> lovely. thank you jeff. there you go. cecily tynan and the accuweather forecast next.
all tonight. looks like our best chance of some rain will be on thursday. in the meantime, though, sky6 showing atlantic city the boardwalk and the beach and you can see the shadows of the casinos as the sun is getting ready to set on the summer vacation season. but the summer heat is sticking around for a while. the accuweather highlights will show you that we have a hot forecast for back to school. we're looking at near record heat for the next few days. the bus stop forecast tomorrow morning, it will be clear, it will be warm and very muggy. the temperature at 6 o'clock 71 degrees, by 8 o'clock, up to 75 and then temperatures really soaring over the next two day. looks like we'll be about 2 degrees shy of the record highs and i'm forecasting a high of 94 degrees tomorrow. the record high 96 set back in 1939. and on wednesday, the forecast high 92, the record high 94 set way back in the 1800s. right now if you're lucky enough to still be on the
beaches, it feels really nice with that sea breeze. cape may at 77, avalon 80, ocean city and margate 81 and surf city 80 degrees. inland, though, quite a bit warmer. philadelphia it's 90 degrees. that's our high for the day. that's 9 degrees above normal. allentown hit a record high of 91. right now it's 88 degrees. trenton 89. and reading and wilmington 88 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing we have high pressure right over us. that's what brought us all the sunshine this weekend. a dry weekend and that high pressure will be a classic heat pump over the next two days. so, tonight a clear night and a warm night and getting a little bit more muggy. the humidity levels will be increasing tonight. in philadelphia, it's 70 for the low, allentown 62. trenton 67. millville 65. wilmington 66. and cape may 68 degrees. tomorrow that high pressure bringing us a hazy, hot and humid day with a high of 94 degrees. again, that's just 2 degrees shy of the record. on wednesday, the temperature
likely down a couple degrees but the humidity will be even higher so i think wednesday will really be the most oppressive day this week with that cold front that could bring us a few evening thunderstorms and a better chance of downpours on thursday as that front slips through. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it's a hot one for the next two days. 94 degrees tomorrow. lots of sunshine. on wednesday, 92. that's three days of temperatures in the 90's in a row, officially making this the sixth heat wave of the year but it ends on thursday with a cold front dropping the temperature to 85 degrees bringing us some much needed downpours and friday looking pretty nice. clearing out, 83 degrees, low humidity. heading into the weekend, saturday partly sunny, 83 degrees. saturday night into sunday morning a weak disturbance could bring us some showers, a high of 80 degrees. clearing out in time for rosh hashanah and monday clouds mixing with sun, a little bit on the cool side with a high of 78 degrees. so, two more hot days and then temperatures begin to trend
down. >> all right, thank you cecily. hundreds of children in north philadelphia got new book bags today just in time for the new school year. one day at a time drug and alcohol recovery program hosted he its annual block party here in the 1600 block of west york street. they fired up the grills, they turned the street into a dance floor, if you l-and the president of the program says he does it every year here so the kids can get their school year off to a great start. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next here on channel six. "action news" continues at 10:00. :on phl17 with brian taff adam joseph and ducis rodgers and then join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel six. for jim gardner cecily tynan jeff skversky ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass. hope to see you at 11:00. happy holiday.
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