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extra heavy security, that online threat caused major disruptions here at drexel university and colleges around the delaware valley. >> i was like oh, shoot, like what. i going to do tomorrow? i was honestly really scared. >> reporter: a lot of students were frightened by the warning from the fbi and atf. many skipped classes today. >> i went to my first class and there were barely anybody was there and so my teachers ended up canceling the rest of the day. >> they didn't exactly cancel classes which i found surprising but a lot of teachers said if you don't feel comfortable don't go to classes which a lot of us didn't do. >> reporter: schools throughout the delaware valley amped up security and got supplemental patrols from local police. radnor township added officers to the shift dan patrolled four college campus. they take all threats seriously but this one stood out. >> and what's really amplifying this is that the threat is coming off the same social media web site that
happened with the tragic shootings in oregon last week u the threat was poster on 4chan the same message board that was used to warn students in the northwest the day before the community college massacre in oregon. the threat was posted the day after that shooting and predicted an attack on a university near philadelphia at 2:00 p.m. today. the time passed and students were relieved and also reassured by the heavy police presence on their campuses today. >> i was just more alert and nothing happened, so i guess i was in good hands. >> the police and even the safety, checking on cars, they helped me feel safe. >> reporter: well, students obviously relieved that the time of the alleged threat has now passed they say this has been a long day and they'll just be glad when it's over. live at university city, david henry, channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, david, thanks very much. a chester county woman is accused of a truly unthinkable crime.
prosecutors say she was injecting children with heroin including her own 14-year-old daughter. 34-year-old jessica riffey is accused of supplying drugs to two kids and injecting them with hypodermic needles. police say they came to her west caln township home for a well being check. that's when riffey's daughter and a 16-year-old boy told police she had been giving them the drugs. they also say they snorted heroin at riffey's boyfriend gave them. john rawlins will have a live report tonight at 5:00. >> police say they busted a suburban drug ring that sold heroin and cocaine to young clients including a high school track star. tyriq coleman ryan conrequest tell lease cooper was arrested. tyrese rape waples remain at large. the suspects were dealing out of hotels in montgomery and berks county. one client was a varsity run forty three a pottstown area high school.
she tried the prescription oxycodone at a party but became addict but turned to heroin when the pills became too expensive. >> this is the story that we are hearing again and again and again. this is the epidemic that we are facing in our communities all across this area, all across montgomery county, all across the state. >> police credit another drug addict's father with helping their investigation. months after his son died from a heroin overdose, he found text messages from dealers on his son's cell phone and then gave that information to police. >> well, all this wind and rain we've been dealing with over the past few days has taken a toll on beaches at the jersey shore. we've seen major beach erosion after all that flooding and rough surf. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic live in holgate with a look at conditions today on lbi. hi, nora. >> reporter: hi there brian. we are at the very southern
tip of long beach island right now an area that three years ago was destroyed by super storm sandy. now, this storm and the powerful waves that it brought, it did damage some beaches on the island but officials say it can all be repaired. this is the beach near scott avenue in holgate where the power of the storm waves scoured away parts of the existing dunes leaving towering cliffs and dune fences destroyed. but local officials say it could have been a lot worse. >> damaged nothing other than migrating sand. no damage to homes or personal property. one of the victims was the brand new $230,000 handicapped access ramp in beach haven terrace completed just last week by the army corps of engineers now buried in several feet of sand. katherine cane said it was like a blizzard of sand covering every window of her house. >> you couldn't even face
north at all, northeast. it was all blowing from here. it was so strong sometimes that it was pushing me over. >> i was amazed because the dunes have sand on top of them. >> reporter: bulldozers were on the beach in holgate tying to move some of that sand back onto the beach. >> our dunes haven't been repaired yet. we're looking forward to getting that done. yeah, it's just -- it's a scary thing u last week governor christie blasted towns like margate that are fighting in court state plans to build continuous dunes along new jersey's 127-mile coastline. margate has a seawall protecting it that local leaders say works fine. but the governor says margate and others who won't sign ease. s for the project are jeopardizing neighboring towns. >> if this hurricane had come to shore, the damage that would have been done to lives and property in margate, i hope it's worth the vanity act that you're all engaging in. >> reporter: back now live now they had to suspends beach
replenishment operations for the storm and the barges that pump the sand haven't returned yet because the swat still too rough so they had some real erosion, some sand moving on the island over the weekend but officials here are telling us by and large they think they did okay. live on lbi, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." alicia. >> all right, nora, thank you. that certainly is not the case down south. we would call this far from okay. in the carolinas now the numbers and images are staggering. both north and south carolina are suffering from historic flooding with at least 11 deaths now being blamed on record rainfall between the two states. over the weekend thousands were rescued from the raging flood waters. right now in south carolina alone more than 40,000 people are without water, more than 25,000 without power and shelters are taking people in by the hundreds. president barack obama has signed an emergency declaration for that state with record rainfall buckling buildings and roads and simply
washing away homes. one mother describes the moment the coast guard rescued her family. >> probably the most terrifying moment of my life especially having her and holding onto a 16 month old daughter and just that was incredibly frightening but we made it. >> lucky to be alive. 550 roads and bridges are still closed across the state. all will have to be checked for structural integrity. they say this could take weeks, even months to perform. the rain has tapered off in some areas but they're far from being in the clear there. with the governor of south carolina urging people to remain inside calling this a very vulnerable situation. brian and sharrie. >> incredible images there, alicia. thank you. it is time for a check of the accuweather forecast in our area. >> meteorologist adam joseph standing by. incredible to think this is the day we would have had a tremendous soak hemoglobin hurricansoaking hadhurricane jo.
>> it's hundreds and hundreds of miles off the coast bringing large swells to the jersey shore but yes, it is beautiful out here with respect to how it could have been. as we look at temperatures, it's still on the cool side. 68 degrees in philadelphia, 64 new york city. but you look to the west in pittsburgh and charleston, west virginia, they are back in the 70's with full sunshine and that will be ours as we go through the rest of the week. clouds are still holding on, though, at the new jersey shore but at this point in the satellite imagery you can't see hurricane joaquin, it is that far to the east and the bigger thing is the clouds beginning to fall apart. so the evening planner, 62 degrees at 7 o'clock. mainly clear skies through nine and 10 o'clock with temperatures falling in the upper 50's and we still have some residual flooding concerns. it's only an advisory so not a warning. very minor flooding expected at the time of high tide which is occurring right now in cape may county andoboth beach.
sharrie we'll chat about that sunshine that will take control for the rest of the week. we have a beautiful seven-day forecast to share with you coming up in accuweather. >> we like the sound of that adam. thank you. as you make plans for the week ahead be sure to check with 6abc.com/weather. there you will find storm tracker6 live radar and constant updates from accuweather. >> we like what we're hearing in the weather department. let's see if we can keep that streak going as we get a first check of the "action news" traffic report. >> we can try. we cut over to matt pelman in the traffic center. >> we have a broken down truck here on the ramp from 95 northbound to the vine street expressway westbound. police out there helping out. left lane is blocked on the ramp so as you come northbound from penn's landing watch out for this broken down truck and a little bit of slowing on off-ramp. normal delays on 95 and the schuylkill. they're not terrible but
they're out there this afternoon. in upper uwchlan watching a building fire that's shutting down milford road this afternoon close to little conestoga. expect delays along little conestoga and we have delays coming down from the christiana mall along the southbound side of highway one coming away from 95. speeds are just in the teens because southbound at route 40 in bear, there's a crash now off to the side but causing that heftier than normal delay. also some issues this afternoon with septa's route 11 trolley running on main street between island and woodland and the darby loop. that's because of some problems with the railroad crossing gates there and patco has announced they're going to run on a special schedule tonight through wednesday night so if you ride patco be advised special schedule the next few evenings. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. hope you had a nice weekend. one of our friends talking about heavy traffic on route 202 because of construction scheduled to wrap at 4:00. they'll be out there each day this week 8:00 to 4:00
blocking some lanes. we'll check it again brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> thank you. >> still ahead in the wake of the latest mass shooting in america, one of the presidential front runners lays out a plan to deal with gun violence. >> plus an attack on a hospital run by doctors without borders. what the u.s. military is saying after the organization accused america of a war crime. >> and people in new jersey have a new place to get medical marijuana today. we'll take you to the latest business growing in the garden state. >> ♪
>> an amtrak train derailed in vermont today injuring several people. five passenger cars and the engine went off the tracks after they ran into a rock slide the train was headed from northern vermont to washington, d.c. fire officials say seven people were hospitalized but only one was seriously hurt. federal investigators are now headed to the crash site. >> hillary clinton unveiled a
new set of proposals today aimed at strengthening gun laws in america. at a campaign stop in new hampshire she called for renewed records at getting universal background checks. she called for an end to legal immunity for gun makers and sellers. she appeared both subdued and reflective. >> how many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation. >> clinton vowed that if elected she would use her executive power to expand background checks to include online and gun show purchases and back legislation banning domestic abusers from buying guns. >> fighting in afghanistan reached a boiling point over the weekend with u.s. airstrikes in kunduz causing deadly destruction at one of the biggest trauma hospitals in afghanistan. the united nations calling the attack tragic and inexcusable.
doctors without borders operates that hospital and went even farther to call this a war crime. among the dead, staff, patients and children, some of the most vulnerable were on the operating table. one nurse writing in the intensive care unit six patients were burning in their beds. how can this happen? so how did it? well, the u.s. now says afghan forces called those airstrikes, not american forces. now, this conflicts with initial reports indicating that u.s. forces were threatened and that the air strike was called on their behalf. >> air strike was then called to eliminate the taliban threat and several civilians were accidentally struck. >> international coalition forces and the afghan ministry knew exactly where we were, so i don't understand how any confusion could have occurred. >> doctors without borders says it is leaving kunduz and is now demanding an independent investigation and the pentagon has promised one. sharrie. >> let's hope they get some
answers to this. okay, alicia, thank you. the united states and 11 other countries have finally agreed to a controversial trade deal that's been five years in the making. it's called the trans pacific partnership. it's designed to encourage trade between north america and other countries around the pacific rim including australia, new zealand, japan and chile. the deal eliminates tariffs on goods made in america and shipped to other countries in this deal. it still has to be approved by congress and it's opposed by both parties. democrats say it will cost jobs, republicans say it gives the president too much power to negotiate trade deals without congressional approval. let's take a look at today's closing numbers. the arrows green across-the-board, a big rally today, the dow closing up more than 300 points, nasdaq up more than 73 points and the s & p five unalso closing good today in the green up more than 35 points. >> speaking of rally we have really rallied in the weather
department. just a beautiful day out there today. >> a big rebound from the concerns we had last week. let's check back in with meteorologist adam joseph. you mentioned some sunshine, a lot of it. >> yeah take a look at it. especially inland. at the shore you'll see the sun. this monday has been magnificent with that sunshine aglow here on our city avenue garden. 68 degrees is the temperature. you're probably saying it feels a little cool out there but that's typical for this time of year. our normal high is 70, dewpoint 45, winds out of the northeast drying us out at 13 miles an hour and again no heat index with that dewpoint so low and the temperature that low. 67 in allentown right now, 66 in reading, 67 degrees in millville but notice a bit cooler, dover, cape may, atlantic city and beach haven only low 60's because of that thick cloud cover that has been really stubborn to break this afternoon. and we went from that summer to fall feeling pretty quickly. the last five days of september, temperatures were running around 7 degrees above
normal. the first five days of october we have flipped it completely here. 5 degrees below normal. we went from highs in the 80's the last five days of september to just 50's and 60's for highs in the beginning of october. we're kind of evening it out here as we get back into the 70's the rest of the week. as we look at satellite and radar, there's the clouds hanging along the shore. bright sunshine as you work inland but even down to the south these clouds will fall apart overnight tonight so just a few patchy clouds out there. also, there will be a little bit of fog developing north and west of philadelphia, 45 in allentown, 46 in reading, so another very chilly night. 51 in philadelphia. at the shore temperatures around 54 degrees. low pressure, it continues to sit off of the carolinas just to the south. it is finally starting to dry up so to speak as the showers are ripping apart. as that indirect link so to speak with hurricane joaquin is now lifted to the north and east. we're not getting that
tremendous amount of rain that has been pinwheeling in especially south carolina and this is the rainfall totals since friday morning. most of the state picking up at least 8-inches of rain. a pocket of 15 to 24-inches of rain just south and east of columbia and south of florence and that is why they have seen so much historic flooding and without a land falling tropical system down to the south it was just a stuck low. pretty impressive totals. back at home for tomorrow, mostly sunny, above normal with temperatures going back into the low 70's, even 70 at the shore. your four day at 4:00 forecast, sunny, warmer tomorrow up to 73 and a fall beauty on wednesday. 76 for a high, 6 degrees above normal. still in the low 70's thursday and friday. thursday's a sunny day and the next chance for rain with the next front arrives on friday, so we have at least three more days of sunshine to enjoy. >> all right. good looking forecast. adam thanks very much. penn state university
recognized leaders in communications today including our own "action news" anchor jim gardner. jim was honored as an anderson communications contributor for his work as a long time leader here at 6abc. this award was given by the alumni society board. now, it's typically reserved for nonpenn state alums like jim who proudly graduated from columbia university in new york city. so, congrats to jim and all the other recipients. >> well deserved. >> yeah. >> still ahead, she said she was a home care nurse but police say she was really a thief who targeted a vulnerable victim. now they're asking for your help to track her down. >> plus a teenaged girl attacked and held hostage and police say the suspect is a local firefighter. we've got details in a live report coming up at 4:30. >> and it was meant as an innocent instagram post but many are calling this blogger's family bath time picture inappropriate. strong social media reaction from both sides coming up in big talkers. go to facebook and like the
>> ♪ >> police in south philadelphia are looking for the woman they say pretend he to be a home care nurse but was really a thief. they released this surveillance video they say was taken just after the crime back in august. police say the woman was wandering around near a home on wharton street when the homeowner questioned her she said she was a nurse but the victim who is on home care didn't recognize her. so the woman says she needed to move her car and walk to this 7-eleven where the video was taken. the victim soon realized someone had gone through her drawers and jewelry was missing. police are now asking anyone who can identify this woman to please call them. >> medical marijuana is now available at a new location in south jersey. compassionate sciences alternative treatment center
opened today in bellmawr. it already has 100 patients and managers say it will eventually be capable of serving 1800 people. there are now four marijuana dispensaries in the state of new jersey. this location in bellmawr hopes to produce a cannabis lozenge. if approved it would be the first nonsmokable marijuana product available in the state. >> today is the deadline for people in pennsylvania to register to vote in november's election. state senator vincent hughes held an event at city hall today to highlight online voter registration. you can do everything online as long as you have a valid pennsylvania license or penndot i.d. card. you can also register in person at state and county offices. now, among several other races voters will fill three open seats on the pennsylvania supreme court and of course in the city of philadelphia they'll be choosing a new mayor come november. >> still ahead, a former day care worker who kidnapped a little girl from a philadelphia school is going
>> hello again. 4:30 now and "action news" continues with the reason one celebrity blogger's picture has a lot of people arguing whether or not it's okay for parents to shower with their young children. >> and from lotions to surgery, many women will try just about anything to get rid of cellulite. that's why a new procedure that promises to eliminate those dimples with just one treatment is getting a bit of a buzz. we'll tell you how it works and how long the results last coming up. >> plus, a grim outlook in the atlantic. why the military is now saying a u.s. cargo ship missing since it steered into the path of a hurricane sank. and why some family members still are not giving up hope. >> but we begin with new information on the investigation into a bizarre assault involving a bucks county firefighter. shane mcmichael is accused of putting on a mask last night then breaking into a 17-year-old girl's home and attacking her. police say the victim was able to escape his grip after recognizing him. for more on how the girl knew
her alleged assailant we turn now to our sarah bloomquist live in bensalem township. sarah, you've got the details. >> reporter: sharrie, police are still trying to sort this out. they say last night 21-year-old shane mcmichael a volunteer firefighter broke into a home on this block beat up a teenaged girl and apparently intended to kidnap her. he's in custody. police say he's confessed but his confession they say makes no sense. 21-year-old shane m mcmichael of northeast philadelphia is behind bars. police say last night the volunteer firefighter dressed up all in black with a mask covering his face and broke into a home here on the 2500 block of forest avenue in bensalem township where a 17-year-old girl recently moved in with her grandparents. >> he had tied one of the rooms closed where the grandparents sleeping so they couldn't get out and then assaulted and physically assaulted a 17-year-old girl,
beating her up pretty good. >> reporter: the victim recognized her attacker. they used to live in the same philadelphia neighborhood and she said his name. police say mcmichael stopped beating her up and agreed to allow her to go wash her face. when she didn't come back if the bathroom, police say mcmichael fled. they caught up with him at his home. officers saw a rifle, black clothing and black rope on the front seat of his jeep. he was taken into custody and apparently gave police a variety of explanations that didn't make much sense. >> this story is just crazy. it looks like this guy is just a whack job. >> reporter: mcmichael has been suspended from his job as a volunteer firefighter with the cornwells fire company. neighbors said the victim's grandparents are kind and well respected and they were surprised when we told them what happened at the home last night. >> crazy. yeah, yeah, it's pretty strange. i mean, i know him very well, i know the family and i know his granddaughter and all but, yeah, no, it was definitely different for this area. >> quiet neighborhood.
very quiet. very quiet up in here. i'm surprised we didn't all hear about it. >> reporter: again, police say they don't know of any connection between mcmichael and the teenaged victim owner than they lived in the same neighborhood in philadelphia years ago. he again, he has been suspended from the fire company and we're told it's likely he'll be dismissed. live in bensalem township, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news." >> all right, sarah thanks very much. the former day care worker who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl could now spend the rest of her life behind bars. 22-year-old christina regusters was sentenced to 4082ers to life in prison today. she was convicted of impersonating the girl's mother in order to abduct her from brian elementary school back in 2013. the child was found abandoned dressed only in a t-shirt at a playground the next morning. the attack left that girl with serious internal injuries. her family has since filed a federal civil rights lawsuit
against the school district. police in delaware are now checking to see if surveillance cameras captured a deadly hit and run in wilmington this weekend. this after a 41-year-old man was struck along the 500 block of maryland avenue just before 10 ooh:310:30 saturday night. he was rushed to the hospital. the victim succumbed to his injuries soon after. his name has not been released yet. if you have any information on this crime, please call wilmington police. >> turning now to the atlantic where the military has moved from rescue to recovery for a missing u.s. cargo ship. the coast guard now believes the el faro sank after steering into hurricane joaquin taking more than 30 people down with her. abc's stephanie ramos is working this story for us. she's live in washington, d.c. stephanie. >> reporter: sharrie, the coast guard says the heavy cargo containers may have shifted in the storm causing the ship to take on water and capsize. no survivors have been found so far but the search is not over. heavy seas and high winds
raging. this is what the container ship el faro was up against when it went missing during hurricane joaquin off the coast of the bahamas. the coast guard now saying the storm was too much for the ship. >> we covered 70,000 square nautical miles yesterday looking for the el faro. based on all of that, for our search planning efforts we are assuming that the vessel has sank. >> reporter: the ship with its 33 man crew left jacksonville, florida, tuesday set to arrive in puerto rico friday but never made it. >> we are not looking for the vessel any longer. we've modified our search efforts to focus more on potential people in the water, life boats and life rafts. there were two life boats on the el faro, one mangled lifeboat was found by the coast guard but it was empty. life rings containers oil sheen and survival suits were also found in the debris field believed to be from the ship. and there was one grim discovery. >> in one of the survival
suits we did identify human remains in one of the survival suits. we lowered a rescue swimmer to confirm that the person was deceased and it was basically unidentifiable. >> reporter: the el faro was in trouble soon after it sailed into what was then tropical storm joaquin. it lost power and all communication. >> we're not going to discounter somebody's will to survive and that's why we're still searching today. >> reporter: the slip had 28 crew members from the united states and five from poland. the coast guard says in warm water conditions a person could last four to five days in the ocean. the families of the crew remain hopeful. in washington, stephanie ramos, channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> okay, stephanie thank you. in world news tonight with david muir will continue to follow the latest development with this cargo ship disaster. live coverage begins right after "action news" at 6 o'clock. >> and now we turn our attention to meteorologist adam joseph whose got some really good news to start this work week.
>> monday the sunshine returning in most locations and it's going stick around through much of the week as well. as we take a live look right now at sky6 in center city, just a few strait tow cumulus clouds left over there but definitely plenty of breaks of blue. 68 degrees is your temperature, the dewpoint 45, winds out of the northeast at 13 and the pressure 30.10 and that is on the rise meaning better weather is around the corner and in atlantic city 62 and we're starting to see a little glimmer of light shining off of the atlantic ocean there. winds still out of the northeast but very light at 6 miles an hour and the ocean temperature dropping to 65 degrees. and just because of some leftover wave action it takes some time to kind of calm the ocean down we have a coastal flood advisory until 7 o'clock, high tide occurring right now from ocean city dune to rehoboth breach and then the back bays and the delaware bay on either side from fortescue to bowers beach there will be minor flooding this evening but nothing compared to the tides over the
weekend. we'll have the seven day in a little bit, guys. >> adam thank you. >> thanks adam. injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of that activity which some call thrilling but dangerous. monica malpass live in our news room with details on this one. hi, monica. >> that's right zip lines hurdle riders through the air sometimes at dizzying heights above the ground. recent studies show that there are more emergency room visits than ever before because of this high flying fun. so, over a 16-year period nearly 70,000 people were treated for a zip line related injuries, most of those injuries happened more recently. coming up at 5:00 in health check what kind of injuries are most common from zip lining and what you may not know about the companies that run these activities. plus, philadelphia remembers former naccp president jerry mondesire. he passed away suddenly over
the weekend. we'll have those stories and more coming up in a little bit on "action news" at 5:00. >> he was a regular feature on inside story as well, monica as we know. thanks very much. new jersey charity is celebrating a centennial year by giving back in a big way. the rescue mission of trenton is attempting to beat the guinness book of world records for the largest clothing drive. the current donation record is 146,411 items. the rescue mission began its effort to shatter that goal today. the donation drive runs through november with 85 collection locations throughout the region. >> great goal. he's known for his work on the football field but today one eagles player traded his helmet for a different kind. linebacker connor barwin suited up in his bicyclist gear today. he rode from broad and federal streets to the linc today. he's getting the word out with capitol one's ride share program run by indigo. they have 70 biking stations
in the city of philadelphia. barwin is known for supporting eco friendly programs. >> of course monday is their only day off. he's using it to do some good. it's being called the most beautiful craigslist ad in history. how a missed connection saved a life. >> and cellulite it's the cosmetic concern that nottenly affects 90 percent of women it's also notoriously hard to treat without surgery. that is until now. inside the new procedure that promises to smooth out those dimples for up to a year. >> plus innocent or inappropriate. that's the crux of the debate after a celebrity blogger posted this picture showing him showering with his toddler some. why some are calling it child abuse. >> meteorologist adam joseph returns with the full forecast from accuweather, one we think you will like when "action news" at 4:00 continues next.
an oregon communities college is giving new details about that horrifying ordeal. anastasia was shot in the back. when a shooter opened fire at umpqua community college. she says she pretended to be dead so that he wouldn't question her as he did all his victims before killing them. speaking exclusive to abc news she revealed that the gunman appeared to be enjoying himself. >> sounded really dee ranged because he said that he had been waiting to do that for a really long time and he laughed. >> he laughed. >> he laughed after he shot the teacher. >> she also said he spared one student allowing him to live so that he could tell the story of what happened there. she is still recovering at the hospital. >> ♪ >> in tonight's health check women will try just about anything to get rid of cellulite that cottage cheese look around the thighs and the backside. well now there's a new cellulite fighter on the scene
and it may give the longest relief yet. safina promises to improve the skin texture for at least a year. the procedure which can be done in the doctor's office uses a very small blade. first a section of skin is drawn up by vacuum. then the blade cuts through connective bands which cause the dimpled look. well, as the surface releases the skin smooth out but critics say you should not expect perfection. >> for a lot of people who have diffuse cellulite say all over their butt and their thighs it's not going to fix everything. >> well, the procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour but it's a little expensive. it costs three to $6,000. >> big talkers now the big question. is this innocent or inappropriate? big controversy today from what was supposed to be a fun and happy little family instagram post. father of two and celebrity blogger perez hilton posted
this picture of himself and his little two-year-old son mario in the shower with the caption, our family motto is hashtag fun and we try to incorporate fun into as much of the everyday things we do. like bath time. social media had some strong opinions about this one. some calling it creepy. others going so far as to brand it as child abuse. others say there's nothing wrong with parents bathing with their young children and that this is perfectly fine, they're father and son. hilton defending the picture and his parenting choices saying everyone does what they see fit as a parent and even replied to one angry comment saying i had my bathing suit on and i didn't feel the need clarify that in the caption. certainly a lot of people talking about that today and this as well. a tear jerkingly viral craigslist ad out of boston it's listed in the missed connections section on craigslist, a heart felt plea from a vietnam war vet in search of a woman who became
his own personal hero. this veteran so devastated at the destruction he says he left behind in hanoi he says he just couldn't bear to live. the letter starts, i met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day i resolved to kill my seven. he goes on to say that he met this woman wearing a teal ball gown under an overhang in the rain. they went to a coffee shop where he says they laughed as easily as they lamented. when he came back from the bathroom, she was gone and for 43 years he has been looking for her. he writes, you breathed your spirit into my lungs one rainy afternoon and you can't possibly imagine my gratitude. now, some are questioning whether or not this is real. others, though, sharing the story like crazy, hoping for a real reunion with the almanac showing that yes indeed it did rain that new year's eve in boston and so 43 years later this missed connection, maybe
they'll come to find each other. >> yeah, real or not it's moving and motivating a lot of people and it's an extraordinary read. >> and reads like a movie script by the way, doesn't it. >> perhaps it will be some day. alicia thanks very much. let's get another check on the roads right now. >> let's check back in with matt pelman to see how things are moving or not. >> here's something drivers want to miss. in delaware county a car fire cropped up about 10 minutes ago brian and sharrie, in the southbound lanes of 95 right by the exit for the commodore barry bridge and as you can see now no southbound traffic is getting by as you come away from the blue route and try and head down towards the delaware state line. we watched a fire crew come up this ramp the wrong way to get to the car fire. looks like now they have the flames out, the fire mostly extinguished but those fire crews and ambulances as well remain on the scene with police officers there, too. looks like maybe as we watch one of the fire crews is on the move. but no southbound traffic is getting through here on 95. want to stay local through chester, roads like 13 or 291 or even stay up on route one
or depending on where you're going maybe take the walt whitman bridge into jersey and run 295 south down toward the commodore barry or even delaware memorial bridges. this is a chunk of 95 you want to miss this afternoon. still on the ramp from 95 northbound to the vine westbound we've got that broken down truck. traffic light troubles on the mlk drive at sweetbriar. flashing yellow, proceed with caution, flashing red treat that like a stop sign. upper uwchlan. crash at baltimore pike by readville road the big issue is on 95. we'll check it again brian and sharrie in the 5 o'clock hour. >> thank you matt. >> meteorologist adam joseph back with in exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast coming up next. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> all right, adam joseph our dreary streak is turning into a sunny streak and we like it. >> well deserved. we'll be rewarded this week and any rain is not going to hold off until probably friday around here so enjoy the next few days. as we take a look at the action cam which was looking up at that sunshine all aglow, this particular tree still holding onto a lot of its chlorophyl, meaning the trees kind of producing sugar and keeping it green in color but again, many of our trees especially the sugar maples starting to turn a little bit of those oranges and reds and yellows. as we look at double scan live radar, all is quiet at this point. we have some clouds that are hanging on at the shore but even there the sky is starting to brighten up but inland locations we've seen a decent amount of sun this afternoon. temperatures 67 in allentown, 68 philadelphia, 67 in wilmington. these are a couple degrees below normal. normal is 70 for this time of year for philadelphia. and right along the shore because of the lack of sun today, temperatures there much
cooler only between about 60 and 63 degrees. we look at satellite and radar, you can see that wedge of dry air to the north and west and that kind of wedge will grow in real estate the next couple of days. we've got that big pinwheeling low that has been very slow to move over the last week or so south of south carolina but notice the rain is starting to shut off and one reason is because of hurricane joaquin. you can see the cloud structure here with the hurricane moving out to sea. when that was farther down to the south, it was kind of tapping into some of that tropical moisture, throwing it around this separate low but again, because the two are now further apart the rain is shutting off to the south. temperatures tonight 51 degrees in center city. 45, that is, in the suburbs, just a few clouds out there. there could be some patchy fog the farther north and west you are from philadelphia around the lehigh valley but for tomorrow we're boosting those temperatures to 73 degrees, mostly sunny. that low still just to the south and east of the
carolinas but at the same time we're going to be saying goodbye to hurricane joaquin as it lifts to the northern atlantic and it will be due east from the southern part of new jersey about 650 miles off the coast and then on wednesday, a weak front stays to the north but you can see high pressure double barrel high to the west. that's a good thing. 76, lots of sun and a very warm afternoon for midweek. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, a string of 70's with sunshine here tuesday, wednesday, thursday but then on friday, we stay in the 70's but rain will develop as a front comes in from the north and west and behind that front wheel drop the temperature here over the weekend back into the 60's. lingering clouds especially saturday morning, some pops of sun in the afternoon, mostly sunny on sunday with the eagles in town and then seasonably cool but dry with just a few clouds on monday of 67 degrees. so, not bad in the seven days, only one day of rain we are tracking there.
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>> if you are thinking about skipping a flu shot this year, maybe you should think about your wallet. flu season carries an actual price tag but the impact on your bottom line can be curbed. in addition to the sneezing, the coughing, the aches and the misery, the center for disease control and prevention says the flu carries an economic toll for the nation every year. that includes $10.4 billion in direct medical expenses and $16.3 billion in lost earnings for sick employees. the flu can be particularly costly for households with young children who are most likely to become infected with the flu virus. the cdc says they found that
caregivers of children sick with the flu took on medical expenses between 300 and $4,000 depending upon the severity of the illness. for kids and adults fighting fall and winter colds can be made easier by putting certain items in your grocery cart. yogurt gut's life culture prevent colds, mushrooms show promise in boosting immunity. hot peppers and spices can help clear sinuses and honey can soothe an irritated throat. flu season peaks between january and march but the cdc warns the timing varies every year so they recommend get a vaccine right now in the fall. eat something spicy brian. >> all right, you know i will. thanks alicia. and finally at 4:00 if you've ever had one of those nightmares where you try to scream but nothing comes out, you'll understand this little guy's struggle
yeah, that little lion might have expected to roar when he opened his mouth. i said he produced something that sounds more like a frustrated squeak. fortunately baby simba still has plenty of time to turn his hiccup into a howl. i guess even the king of the jungle has to start somewhere. >> yes. >> ridiculously cute. >> eventually. >> love that. >> he will roar or she. >> that's right. >> that's it for "action news" at 4:00 for brian -- wait a minute. now for brian taff alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next. we'll see you at 10 o'clock tonight.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> chester county mother is behind bars tonight charged with injectorring two teenagers including her own daughter with heroin. the teen's also allegedly snorted her wine supplied to them by the mother's boyfriend. monday night and the big story on "action news" is the local mom facing child endangerment charges and more.
>> "action news" reporter john rawlins is live tonight outside the courthouse west chester with the rest of the story for us. john. >> reporter: hi, guys. well, we've seen in the past where it's alleged addicts have neglected their children or beat their children or accidentally put drugs in baby formula. this allegation, though, is different. thursday local police came to this house in rural west caln township for a well being check on a 14-year-old girl. they found the 14-year-old and a 16-year-old boy both allegedly told officers the girl's mother 34-year-old jessica lynn riffey had provided them with heroin during september multiple times. d.a. tom hogan explains. >> both of these children the defendant would actually tie off their arms so that the veins would pop out and then she could inject them with the heroin. >> reporter: today no one came to the door of the unkept house. a neighbor told us the situation in the home spiraled out of control in the last