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the search for the driver continues at this hour and officials have a description of the vehicle they are looking for. >> that's right. let's get the very latest from "action news" reporter jeff chirico live from the scene in chester. >> reporter: let's show the you the scene. you can see where this motorcycle ended up after it was hit by another car. police still on the scene here investigating just exactly how this crash happened. the good news, however, is the officer is going to be okay. he he just has some bumps and bruises but is talking to doctors. now, chopper six was over the scene shortly after the accident as rescue crews responded. they found the officer on his back. now, police tell me a driver of a burgundy pontiac tried to pass another vehicle to turn left from east fourth onto morton avenue. he apparently hit, clipped the motorcycle that was going the other way, knocking the officer off that motorcycle, then continued hitting another car.
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now, we spoke with the mayor of chester just a few moments ago and he is pleading with the driver of that vehicle to come forward. >> they still have a chance. they can come, turn themselves in and make it easier on everybody and especially them if they come and do the responsible thing. so, again, our police officers are out there putting their life on the line every day and this is a perfect example of what they have to face when they're out there. >> reporter: police tell me that that burgundy pontiac went north on morton avenue. they also say that burgundy pontiac is around a year 2000. it has a green hood and a green trunk, which should make it very noticeable. of course, if you know anything about that pontiac or who may have been behind the wheel police ask you to call them. you can call 911. we're live in chester, jeff chirico. >> an fbi morning raid turned deadly in chester. agents went to a home on highland avenue to serve a
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child pornography warrant when the man inside pulled a gun. now, there were shots exchanged. the man was killed. agents have been on the scene collecting evidence from that house all day. the fbi says a team from washington, d.c. does investigate agent-involved shootings and that review could take several months. >> now to the latest on the upcoming visit of pope francis. as we get closer to his arrival, the anxiety is building for several city residents who are still trying to figure out what they'll do with their vehicles so it doesn't get towed. "action news" reporter david henry is live along the ben franklin parkway tonight with that story. david. >> reporter: yeah, rick in a little more than two weeks a million people will be crowding the parkway here. now, construction workers have been on the scene throughout the day assembling the area where the pope will celebrate mass. a joyful occasion but there's not much joy in the surrounding neighborhoods for people who live in the vehicle security zone. >> tell you the truth we're already missing work.
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yeah, we're just going have to wing it. >> reporter: the cars parked on these streets in spring garden will have to be off the street by 9:00 a.m. monday the 21st. that's when the city starts together. violators will get a $76 ticket and will have to pay another $175 for the tow. >> we think it's a terrible inconvenience. it's not fair. >> reporter: workers have begun laying the groundwork for the altar in the front of the washington statue on eakins oval. the city says it needs the cars off the streets five days before the pope gets here to start setting up the security perimeter. the neighborhoods are tightly packed with row homes and parking is at a premium all year. residents don't know where they'll go. >> my office is closed. they're closing a little bit early on thursday night and actually closed on friday so i'm hoping to come home a little bit early on thursday and find parking i guess a little bit north of where we are. >> reporter: the city is offering alternatives. the parking authority is opening 2,000 spaces in six
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lots and garages like this one at 16th and vine but it's eight to 12 blocks from the homes in the security zone and residents will have to pay $20 for the weekend or there's free parking for 1500 cards at the naval hospital in south philadelphia. >> it wouldn't be inconvenient. our daughter has to be taken to school and to work. so -- >> reporter: those garages are too far away. >> well there's one in south philadelphia. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: if residents choose the garages they'll have to go to the parking authority customer service center on this eighth street to pick up a placard. that placard railroad allow them to stay parked until 10:00 p.m. thursday instead of moving out tuesday morning. vince thompson runs a plumbing business out of his home and says it will be a real hardship for him. >> i thought that i could at least, you know, maintain my business until thursday by parking on the street and now i have to move out sunday so i'll actually lose a whole week of work.
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>> reporter: at least we've gotten a little bit of good news. the parking authority has just now informed us that if you already have a residential permit for parking in your neighborhood, they will waive that $20 fee for parking in the garages over the papal weekend. live on the parkway, david henry, channel6 "action news." rick. >> david, thank you. by the way, you can get continued updates on the pope's visit by following at 6abc pope on twitter. we're posting the latest news, tips and pictures as we prepare for the arrival of pope francis in just two weeks. >> all across the country americans paused today to mark 14 years since the attacks of september 11th. >> ♪ once again, relatives of 9/11 victims and others gathered at ground zero in new york to mark the anniversary. there were moments of silence to mark the times that those two planes hit the twin
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towers. many flags and flowers decorated the site's reflecting pools that are surrounded by the victims' names. president barack obama and the first lady stepped out of the white house this morning to observe a moment of silence for the victims as well. american airlines flight 77 was flying from washington to los angeles when it was highjacked and flown into the pentagon on september 11th 2001. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, the names of passengers and crew killed in the highjacking of united flight 93 he were read. hundreds gathered here for a ceremony to honor those 33 lives lost. >> september 11th also weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of people in delaware county. county officials held their annual memorial service at rose tree park in media this morning. pennsylvania senator pat toomey was on hand to speak. wreaths were laid during the ceremony, one each at the park's law enforcement memorial and the park's firefighter and ems memorials. a third wreath honored the victims of september 11th and the men and women who have
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died fighting the war on terror since the attacks. >> ♪ and they gathered to remember here in northeast philadelphia today. local members of the military, police, fire departments and many others took part in a ceremony outside of the mission barbecue restaurant. as a way to say thanks to those who serve, all first responders were given a free sandwich today. >> in other news, when pope francis comes to philadelphia in a few weeks, he'll be greeted in many different ways including by a special choir. its its chosen members are from across the area and they are now into serious reelers sarehearsaltime. new jersey's correspondent nora muchanic caught up with the singers from mercer county. >> reporter: their voices are beautiful so good in fact that these four members from saint gregory the church in hamilton township have been selected to sing in the papal
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choir during the pope's visit. >> i didn't sleep for three days. i think this pope really has special gifts and i think it really adds to the excitement of it is that we're getting to sing for pope francis. >> reporter: susie is a cant tore at saint gregory's. her husband john is the director of sacred music and he too is delighted to be singing for the holy father. >> i don't think it's nervous. it's a joyous adventure or really the rehearsals have been really wonderful. >> reporter: the four singers from saint gregory's have been rehearsing every monday night with the full papal choir and say the pace is demanding. the choir is learning 20 songs, some are in different languages, some have never been heard before. >> particularly excited that we have a couple of pieces that were composed especially for the event so we get to have that honor premiering those pieces. >> reporter: tenor david a college student says his brother sang for pope benedict when he visited the u.s. in 2008. now he will sing for the holy father. >> it's going to be real just
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surreal. i can't even imagine like -- i've never sang for anywhere near 2 million people. >> reporter: the four folks from saint gregory's say they love singing together and with the papal choir as a whole and they consider it their mission to make the mass on the parkway one of the most beautiful ever attended. >> when we're singing, we're praying. >> ♪ >> reporter: in hamilton township, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." >> beautiful. >> uh-huh. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report friday night will let's get live to autumn marisa. >> hi, monica and rick. we have a lot of volume out there right now which is good news because we had a lot of accidents popping up on our majors earlier. we had one on the westbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway around the vine street expresswayy vine street expressway, one on 95 and one on the vine street expressway. all cleared so again just volume out there. taking a look at speeds across the region, nice and low, a lot in the teens out there. very slow going if you're on the blue route southbound from
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villanova down to media right now. 95 if you're making your way southbound from woodhaven down to the vine it is a slow crawl there as well and also the eastbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway from the turnpike through the blue route and again around the conshohocken curve, again you'll be tapping the brakes there as well. three incidents to tell you about. the first one is in chester. this is the hit and run they're investigating at fourth and morton avenue. stick to third or fourth street to get around that. on the pennsylvania turnpike northeast extension right lane blocked because of a accident involving a motorcycle. we'll bring you an update in the 5 o'clock hour. back to you rick and monica. >> sounds good. >> thank you so much autumn. much more to come on "action news" at 5:00. could be a big change in the way folks with high blood pressure are treated. al gorman talks way local doctor involved in a government study next. cecily. >> dry comfortable air returns today but for the first time in more than two months i'm tracking weekend rain on the way. i'll have details on the timing in the accuweather forecast. rick.
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>> all right, cecily. there and much more when "action news" at 5:00 continues in just a moment. stay with us.
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>> two people are in police police custody following a string of shootings in and
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around phoenix, arizona. officers swarmed a convenience store parking lot this morning. witnesses said a plan and a woman were both handcuffed. according to police, the man is of interest to investigators. 11 cars have been shot along the roadway in the past two weeks. no one has been seriously injured. baltimore's mayor announced today that she will not seek reelection. stephanie rawlings-blake says she thinks she could have won another term but there not running is the best decision. many have scrutinized way she handled the unrest that turned into riots after freddie gray's death. gray died from spinal injuries while in police custody back in april. this news comes just days after the city settled a civil lawsuit awarding gray's family more than $6 million. >> health check tonight. if you have high blood pressure, your treatment could be changing soon. >> government health officials released early results from a study they did that shows more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure could save
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thousands of lives. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us from the big board with what people need to know. ali. >> this is significant. they stopped the clinical trial early because they were seeing such strong results. now, the basic goal was to answer this question, how low he should blood pressure go. i spoke with a local doctor involved with the study today. dr. crystal was the principal investigator at the temple university hospital for the sprint trial. temple along with 100 other centers followed more than 9,000 adults over aged 50 at risk for heart disease. for some the goal was to keep the systolic or top number of their blood pressure below 140. that's the current guideline. but the target for the other more aggressive group was to keep that number under 120. the doctor says the results show overall the aggressive group was found to have a 30 percent lower risk for heart problems. and a 25 percent lower risk
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for death. >> for disease that affects one in three people, hypertension, this is a major, major finding. >> reporter: but there are still questions. such aside effects from medication and will the benefits of aggressive treatment outweigh the risks. so far overall the answer seems to be yes. but because the study was stopped early, the final comprehensive report looking at all subgroups such as the elderly or people with kidney disease isn't out yet. researchers say for now, we'll have to wait but if you have high blood pressure, you should start talking about possible changes with your healthcare provider. >> because when it comes down to it the physician is going have to look at the individual patient and make a decision but this certainly is a step forward in understanding how to manage blood pressure. >> reporter: now, some cardiologists say that these results shouldn't have been released because the study hasn't been reviewed by peers yet but researchers with the trials say it wouldn't be
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ethical to sit on the results after seeing this treatment could potentially save lives. so i'll continue to follow this story and let you know when these full report is out. rick and monica. >> thank you so much ali. terrific. "action news" at 5:00 will continue coming up. >> okay. (plays throughout) ♪ sometimes, at last doesn't happen at first. ♪ ♪ your dad just kissed my mom. ♪ turning two worlds into one takes love. ♪ helping protect that world takes state farm.
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>> ♪ >> veterans in need of jobs got a helping hand in coatesville chester county today. employers came to the va medical center great haul for the welcome home job fair on this patriot day. dozens of bosses took resumes, did interviews and looked at college transcripts for civilian and federal government jobs. there are also seminars on healthcare and other veteran benefits. >> a special dedication today at the ronald mcdonald house in delaware. at a news conference in wilmington this morning, officials with the ronald mcdonald house announced opening of a new overnight room that will be used strictly by families whose children are seriously ill and receiving care at nemours alfred i dupont lop nearby. it's all part of the adopt a room program for caregivers. the room made possible thanks to a donation from the delaware branch of the aarp. pennington mercer county home to a fully solar hydrogen powered house that's also off the grid. the nonprofit hydrogen house
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project says this is the first such affordable house in the world. it's also fully permitted. the inventor michael stiske says he's ready to make the technology more mainstream. he says his customizable system will set you back 65 to $135,000. it pays itself off after seven years. >> if you're looking for something to do this weekend you can head to wilmington for the brandywine festival of the arts. the action cam was at brandywine park as organizers started setting up today. more than 200 artists and crafters will be there tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m. there will also be live music food and activities for your children. admission is five dollars per adult.
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leads to more asthma attacks in children. over a million pennsylvanians now suffer from asthma. and senator toomey took over a million dollars from polluters. tell senator toomey: it's time to clear the air. vote for the clean power plan. >> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. the weekend is upon us. let's find out what's in store cecily. >> that rain, how about that. >> nah. >> i know, we haven't had a rainy weekend in two and a half months but i am tracking some rain on the way. but certainly a gorgeous start to the weekend. we are live on sky6 taking a look at philadelphia international airport where nothing more than a few fair weather cumulus clouds. where the records are kept though at the airport show you just how much rain we had yesterday. when you consider the fact that july 1st through september 9th, that's 71 days, we had 4.14-inches rain. yesterday we had more than
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that, 4.76-inches and some areas even more than 5-inches and that did cause some of that flash flooding. what a difference a day makes, though. very comfortable out there. partly sunny skies, 83 degrees in philadelphia, allentown 81, trenton 80, millville 79, wilmington 80, cape may 76 degrees and with those winds out of the northwest, that's a dry flow of air so the humidity has been cut down substantially. philadelphia and areas to the south and east generally in the 60's. if you look to the north and west, though, dewpoints are in the 50's, a very dry air mass, so we will stay comfortable right through tonight. satellite6 along with action radar showing we have kind of a sunshine sandwich. the rain from yesterday has pulled off over danny canada. now we have the clear skies. if you look to the west, though, over the ohio valley, that's our next round of rain that will be moving in tomorrow afternoon. but tonight a great night for friday night football. the game of the week on the high school huddle is north penn versus west catholic. looking real nice, partly
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cloudy and comfortable. 7 o'clock 78 degrees. by 10 o'clock, 71. first we'll have the highlights of the game on high school huddle after "action news at 11:00. i got to work on my throwing arm. monica apparently had a great throw. [laughter] >> well, thank you. >> so tonight partly cloudy and comfortable, 66 in philadelphia, millville 60, wilmington 61 and allentown 58 degrees. a great friday night. future tracker showing our weather will be going downhill during the day. saturday at 8 o'clock, mostly sunny skies, can't rule out the possibility of a sprinkle but this is what happens in the afternoon. around 3 o'clock you can see the showers developing mainly west of the i-95 corridor but they really fill in saturday night. could even see severe thunderstorms across the coast and then on sunday, definitely more clouds than sunshine. society five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow if you want to get outside enjoy the weather do it the first half of the day. some sunshine in the morning. in the afternoon some showers and thunderstorms. take the rain gear to the union game tomorrow night.
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82 degrees the high. on sunday lots of clouds and instability shower possible and a cool day, 77 degrees. rosh hashanah begins at sundown. monday a taste of fall, 76 degrees, low humidity, mostly sunny and then we warm up to 82 degrees on tuesday and wednesday up to 86 and adam will talk about if that warmup continues into the latter part of the week coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. not one of the best weekends we've had. >> no. >> we have to have one sometime. >> i need to run maybe next week. >> tomorrow morning get up and run. >> much more to come on "action news at 5:00. new video just released of the police takedown of former tennis star james blake. >> a postal carrier caught dumping dozens of pieces of mail. wendy saltzman with details. >> scammers looking to cash in on your desire to see pope francis in philadelphia. sharrie williams has that story. >> those stories and more when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" at 5:00 continues tonight with the latest on our developing news out of delaware county. a chester police officer recovering after being struck by a hit and run driver. chopper six was over the scene near the intersection of morton and fourth streets in chester. that officer was taken to crozer hospital for treatment
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of cuts and bruises. police are looking for the suspect's vehicle. it is described as a late 90's or early 2000 burgundy pontiac with a green trunk and hood. and we'll continue to follow this story. we'll have the very latest for you in a live report coming up at 6:00. >> now to a story you'll only see here on "action news." an "action news" viewer says he caught a mailman making a massive delivery somewhere other than to the appropriate mailboxes. and he has the pictures to prove it. investigative reporter wendy salts plasaltzman has the story. >> reporter: brian mcloughlin came upon this mailman who he saw which you canning other people's property into the trash. >> i saw the post office truck here and he was getting happened fulls of mail throwing them into the dumpster by piles at a time. >> reporter: ryan says it was an odd day last friday when going into the labor day weekend he got home early at 5:45 and saw something that
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just didn't seem right. >> so i came around and parked and came back and got a picture and when he pulled off i took a picture of the trash and there was legitimate actual mail with names and addresses on it from different banks and stores. >> reporter: he snapped a shot and tweeted "action news." the u.s. postal service and posted pictures on main line alert that he says showed not just advertisements but actual mail, bills and catalogs. >> he was just chucking piles of massive mail into the trash. >> reporter: all mcloughlin could guess is that the delivery man wanted to it his shift short but his deliveries were still not done. >> from that amount of stuff in there i assume it takes him a good amount of time to do it. >> reporter: mcloughlin questions how many times this has happened in the past. >> neighbor tell us there's a bank letter in there, there's one catalog somebody's ordered that was in there and then we've will stuff not show up in the past from pnc bank, from other institutions. >> reporter: also tossed coupons so many families won't be saving any cash this week, either.
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>> i'm sure he makes a good salary with the government and just didn't feel like do'sy doing this job. >> reporter: the trash man he speculates dumped the trash and all the deliveries with it the next day. mcloughlin says the u.s. postal service never responded to his tweet but inspector general did respond to "action news" in a statement saying they interviewed the employee and the employee took responsibility for his actions and is no longer employed by the postal as much. the postal service says the majority of their 500,000 employees nationwide are dedicated but in this case where one of them betrayed the public trust he threw a way not only the mail, he also threw away his career. in radnor township, i'm wendy saltzman, channel6 "action news." >> former youth football coach will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting several children in north philadelphia. today a judge sentence lee he onwatson to 114 to 228 years behind bars. prosecutors said he met his victims while coaching for two teams. he was convicted of molesting
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five young boys along with a 21-year-old mentally disabled person. >> philadelphia police asking for your help to grabbed another man walking down the street in east oak lane and forced him to give up his money. it happened wednesday night about 7:00 p.m. this is surveillance video from inside a store at fifth and oak lane. well, before this was taken the suspects pulled a gun on the victim and robbed him. they forced him to go into the store and withdraw $120 and it didn't stop there. the suspects then took the victim back to his house and grabbed his laptop and two bicycles before taking off. fortunately the man was not hurt. >> ♪ >> at the "action news" big board this friday, we are just 14 days away from the highly anticipated visit from pope francis for the world meeting of families. the free tickets to the several papal events were claimed almost instantly but now those same tickets are popping up for sale. a quick search on craigslist reveals post after post of people selling tickets to papal events that are meant to
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be free. philadelphia district attorney seth williams says it is illegal for individuals to scalp tickets. he says only licensed ticketing agencies will ensure that the tickets are valid and will issue a refund if the event is canceled. >> want to protect buyers. just be sure you go to a credible web site and you purchase your tickets from places that will protect you. >> the archdiocese issued the following statement on the matter. it reads in part "papal tickets are never intended to be sold. when we became aware, we reported the matter to local law enforcement. we also reached out to ebay and craigslist asking there any sales be halted. we are delighted to see that ebay has halted sale of these tickets. scalping of tickets for papal events is shameful and reprehensible ." organizers add that there will still be plenty of chances to see the pope without a ticket to an event
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with dozens of jumbo screens placed along the festival grounds and of course the papal parades are set for saturday and sunday. over to rick. >> all right, sharrie, thank you. speaking of ways to experience pope francis' visit, philadelphia officials are reiterating that there is space to stay and play. today mayor michael nutter announced that there are hotel rooms still available and at competitive prices. many are also offering so-called pope packages that include goody bags and souvenirs. when asked if the city had overestimated the demand, mayor michael nutter said people are still making plans. the executive director of the greater philadelphia hotel association agrees. >> people are just going to show up so we didn't really know what to expect. however, i will say that we're very excited, we're seeing -- we're seeing people book rooms, we're seeing people make their plans. the folks at septa have done a phenomenal job of make, the city very accessible so we're really looking forward to the weekend. >> reporter: officials added that folks who book hotel rooms may find they have an even better vantage point to
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all of the papal festivities. >> officials in delaware laid out new plans to keep folks moving through wilmington the weekend that pope francis is in town. both amtrak and septa run from wilmington to 30th street station in philadelphia. septa has sold 5,000 tickets for the wilmington-newark line that weekend. amtrak is leasing computer -- commuter trains to keep up with the demand and are calling in extra help in case anything goes wrong. >> extra staffing coming in so in the event we have some type of problem we'll have some quick response times to keep everybody moving to get them to the events on time. >> delaware officials said 5800 parking spots will also be available around the wilmington station but not all the parking is free. they also encouraged folks to carpool to keep traffic problems around the train station to a minimum. and don't forget we have all the details about those parking restrictions in center city for you posted at 6abc.com/pope. we also have all the details you need to help you navigate the papal visit now just two weeks away.
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>> ♪ >> it was 14 years ago today when the united states was attacked by terrorists in new york city, washington, d.c. and outside shanksville, pennsylvania. >> more than 3,000 people died on that september 11th, most were lost at the world trade center where the freedom tower stands. today folks in our area paused to honor the victims. [bell tolls] >> family and community members gathered for a service this morning at the garden of reflection in lower makefield township. the program included honorary poems and songs. they also read the names of the 18 victims who were from bucks county. later tonight at around 7:15 there will be a reflective prayer for anyone who would like to attend. >> ♪ >> mercer county community 11 held its annual ceremony of remembrance of september 11th.
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a number of county executives attended here at the west windsor campus. they placed a wreath on the college's memorial bench. >> and the action cam was also there as a number of first responders participated in hamilton township's annual remembrance ceremony. the program was held at the september 11th memorial grove. the grove area is home to a steel beam from the world trade center ground zero. there's also a firefighter monument there and a memorial for hamilton residents who lost their lives in the terror attack. >> and flags across the country he are flying at half-staff today thanks to a special proclamation from president obama. the flags were lowered in honor of patriot day which is the official name for september 11th each year. these were flying over center city philadelphia. the president also asked everyone to participate in community service today in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks. >> time now to get an update on the commute home on a friday night. >> all right. let's go to autumn marisa in for matt pelman to see what's
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up. >> hi, monica and rick. we're at a slow crawl across the region. 95 at girard, these are the southbound lanes looking like this much on all the other roadways right now. if you're heading from woodhaven down to vine taking about 30 minutes and the same in the northbound lanes. taking a look at the big picture, very slow going on the blue route as you make your way from villanova southbound do you know through media, very slow on the eastbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway, from the turnpike out through the conshohocken curve. you get the picture. it's a friday afternoon. taking a look outside we're waiting for the burlington bristol bridge to open so you can expect some delays there. and taking a look at some of the other area bridges, nice and slow there walt whitman bridge, ben franklin bridge, busy afternoon commute right now. mass transit all services on time with no reported delays which is always good. and taking a look outside at the 42 freeway, very slow he if you're heading up towards the walt whitman bridge. have a great weekend, rick and monica. >> thank you. you, too. >> thank you, autumn. much more still to come on "action news" this evening. the police department has just
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released video of that strong armed arrest of former tennis star james blake in a case of mistaken identity. >> and one moment a california family's relaxing at home, the next a giant piece of ice slices through their roof. we'll tell you where police think it came from. let's go to adam. >> monica, we're in between the rain, the first system departed, we've seen some sunshine this afternoon and we're tracking another low which could bring some severe weather for some of us on saturday. i'll have the timing coming up in accuweather. >> those stories plus jaime apody with eagles and a major upset at the u.s. open when "action news" comes right back.
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blake was waiting outside of a luxury hotel for his ride to the u.s. open when all of a sudden a plain-clothes officer rushed up to him and tackled him right there. the officer then threw james to the ground held him down and put handcuffs on him. according to officials detectives were investigating a credit card fraud ring in the area and blake apparently looked like one of the suspects. well, the nypd apologized to blake and the arresting officer is on desk duty pending the outcome of an investigation. >> turning to sports eagles are getting fired up for the monday night matchup against the falcons and here's jamie. >> i'm fired up. >> yeah, of course. >> totally. >> no you seem kind of relaxed. >> monday i will be -- >> let's hone he's right. he had been silent for so long. today we finally actually hear from eagles owner jeffrey lurie. one nugget. he was asked about lesean mccoy who continues to bash the birds in the press and lurie said "people say things they regret when they're rejected." hear from the owner at 6:00 clip chip with a lot of love for his number one guy.
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monday night the world will be keyed in on sam bradford and how he performs in his first regular season game in the nfl in 694 days. he didn't play much in the preseason but all four of his drives led to such downs. chip kelly says it was enough. >> confident in sam's condition and we monitor our guys every day. did a great job. he was in great shape when he got here in august passed the conditioning test so not concerned at all with the amount of snaps sam will take. >> more than any other season opener i'm more excited to get back on the field. something that i've been waiting a long time for. i columnly didn't get the opportunity to do it last year so it's been awhile and i'm looking forward to it. >> interesting stats that nobody is talking about. given that the birds are a favorite in this game falcons quarterback matt ryan is pen charter is undefeated. ay ask ron jaworski who remains cautious. >> ♪ >> chip kelly did a tremendous job of procuring talent which
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is what the nfl business is about. and now we got to find out if that talent can play together. football is the consummate team game. 11 players going hand in hand on every single play. when you have this kind of turnover, it's very difficult to develop that chemistry early in the season. i think this team will be much better in the second half of the season but it's going to take some time for this team to gel in my opinion. >> we are teaming up with phl17 to bring you complete coverage of monday's opener. our pregame slow countdown to kickoff is at 6:30. eagles and falcons at 7:00 both on p. hl17. first day of the post-ruben amaro era for the phillies. game one under way against the cubs in south philadelphia. aaron al tear ensures he won't throw a no-no. phillies have a one-nothing lead. they still have that in the bottom of the third. it's quite possibly the greatest upset in tennis
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history. serena williams quest for the calendar grand slam ends today when she's beaten by italy's roberta vin cle, a 321 underdog. serena even took the first set six-two before losing the next 24-six, four-six. in four previous meetings with williams vin cle failed to take a single set. this goes to show you anything can happen on any given day. >> i thought she played the best tennis had her career. you know, she's 33 and, you know, she's going for it at a late age so that's good for her to keep going for it and playing so well and actually i guess it's inspiring, so, yeah, i think she played literally out of her mind. >> wow. >> well, you wonder if beating her sister venus took everything out of her, you wonder if she overlooked vin cle anvinciand was looking ahea. >> thanks jamie. >> meantime a basketball sized chunk of ice crashed through a
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central california home today from an airplane flying over. they were in the living room when they heard what they he said sounded like a bomb hitting the garage roof. it was clear ice, not the blue colored type of ice from a plane's toilet. fortunately nobody was hurt but officials think frozen moisture just broke loose from an overhead plane. so everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network to the home, so you can get access to the fastest internet and in-home wi-fi available. and fios gives you big capacity too. so everyone in the house can get online. but the main reason to get fios? we're rated number 1 in customer satisfaction. ultimately, that's why. get 25 meg fios internet, tv & phone starting at $79.99 a month. plus get $350 back. hurry, offer ends september 19th. get out of the past. get fios.
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>> south jersey man got a magical surprise on "good morning america" today. 27-year-old chad juros from egg harbor township spends his free time using magic to cheer up sick children at local hospitals. he had cancer himself as a child and his dad used magic to help him get through the tough times. but then cancer struck again to his father and when his dad died later, chris' friends decided to give him the kind of smile he's brought to so many. so with a little help from his idol david copperfield he got this surprise of a lifetime. the action cam was there as friends and family set up on the beach outside bally's casino. they all laid in the sand to form a picture of juros and his dad. then he was given a trip to las vegas to be david copperfield's special guest at one of his famous shows. how about that? >> wow. >> that's great. >> those are some good friends. >> he deserves it. >> yes, sir. meteorologist adam joseph here now. not much of a magical weekend weather-wise. >> no, but we've had such a dry stretch. >> yes, we need the rain.
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>> bound to happen at some point. i know, rick, you're crushed over there. se as we take a look at double scan live radar all is quiet after a wet thursday so this is kind of a transition day between two rounds of rain. as we look at the action cam, the waterways got a good drink of water yesterday. the flow has come down quite a bit after seeing some flooding rains in parts of the area. as we look at the temperatures to the north and west right now, it is very pleasant in the upper 70's to near 80 degrees. martins creek the warm spot at 84, kennett square, chester both around that 80-degree mark and to the south and east it's a little cooler. we still have that northwesterly wind but it's cooler because we had more cloud cover this afternoon. the boardwalk 74, vineland 75 degrees, hockessin delaware 79 and toms river double seven's on the board. we're tracking low pressure. you can see in the tennessee valley some thunderstorms. ahead of it, that low will work to our north and west and when low pressure is to the west, southerly winds take over so it's going to increase
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the humidity tomorrow and that also will help aid in some of the heavy downpours and a few thunderstorms. but for tonight, it's quiet. patchy clouds, very comfortable, visits in the suburbs, 66 degrees for center city. and future tracker will show it is fairly dry tomorrow morning with a decent amount of sunshine out there but the clouds will quickly increase mid to late morning and by the early afternoon hours, we'll start to see those heavy downpours breaking out especially west of philadelphia closer to that approaching low, a little later if you're going to be down the shore. then during the late afternoon and evening hours it's periods of heavy rain and it could even be some severe thunderstorms with the atmosphere being more unstable to the south and east. so, if you're heading to the shore with those persist tender winds coming in out of the south, there will be an increased risk for rip currents. a lot of lifeguards back at school, not on duty any so be very cautious if you're going to venture in the water. afternoon thunderstorms
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developing. not beltway evident of beach days, 80 degrees. sunday 77 degrees with clouds and some sunshine. afternoon downpours and thunderstorms developing at 82 degrees. some of us could see anywhere between a half inch and an inch of rain overall and then it's rather cloudy even the second half of the weekend on sunday, maybe a scattered afternoon shower of 77. but then we grab that sunshine back and full force on monday, very pleasant, 76 degrees. and we quickly warm again on tuesday. another dry stretch developing for the entire work week and temperatures once again well above normal. we're looking at 86 degrees for wednesday, thursday and friday, so the two so-called worse days of the next seven unfortunately are the weekend. >> okay. thank you sir. >> we will make the best. quick break. more news when we come right back. stay with us. ♪
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>> in northeast philadelphia catholic school students putting the finishing touches on a mural that will honor pope francis and his visit to
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philadelphia. students from saint hubert's high school for girls and father judge high school for boys have been working on the mural for several weeks. when finished it will consist of 153 individual panels painted by the students and measure more than 4200 square feet. it will be called the sacred now faith and family in the 21st century. >> very nice. >> and right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and more flex at 6:00 we are following developing news from chester where a motorcycle police officer was struck by a hit and run driver. plus, new information about parking during the papal visit for those who already have ppa permits. >> we'll show you the national and local remembrances there mark the 14th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody sharrie williams, monica malpass, the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice weekend. good night. >> good night. let's clear the air.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is friday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is hit and run in the city of chester and the victim was a police officer. this was the scene late today at morton and fourth. this is where a motorcycle cop was struck by a car and the police officer is now in the hospital. the search for the driver is now on. "action news" reporter jeff chirico is lie at the accident scene tonight. jeff. >> reporter: jim, the good news here is that this police officer is going to be okay. we're told he has some scrapes
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on his knuckles and knees but otherwise, will be in okay shape. meanwhile police searching for a burgundy pontiac and i'll tell you more about that in just a moment but first let's show you what it looked like a couple hours ago. chopper six over the scene. this accident happened just before 3 o'clock. we're told the driver of that burgundy car passed another car in order to turn left from east fourth onto morton. that's when he clipped the motorcycle knocking the officer off and sending the bike riding by on its own for a short while before hitting another car. now, the car then took off north on morton without stopping. we spoke with the police commissioner a short time ago. he he believes this driver absolutely knows what he did. >> these motorcycles, there's no doubt, you know, that you can see he what they are with their lights. it's not a small what they call rice burner.

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