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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy.
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good afternoon sara bloomquist is off and in the news temple university is planning a memorial for a former school president that died last night and a new legal battle is brewing over the bridge gate scandal in new jersey. but the big story is your friday forecast filled with clouds and rain. what else is new right? it's a bloomy afternoon in wilmington. yesterday was just a tease and the weekend is not looking much better either. with us is meteorologist, melissa magee, staying dry inside at the "action news" big board. >> reporter: things are filling in right now in the delaware and lehigh valley. double scan live radar showing areas wet in wilmington and rain filling in for lancaster and lehigh counties. we'll widen out the picture on stormtracker 6 live double scan 3-d, we are tracking this down
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from the new england region to the mid-atlantic. this is moving off to the north but areas in central pa and virginia, it will work its way to us in the afternoon. we are in the lower 60s in millville but cooler at the coast, 58 at the boardwalk in a.c. and 65 in trenton and not bad in the poconos, and 55 in lancaster, coming in at 63. so your afternoon and evening forecast looks like this, mostly cloudy by about 4:00 in the afternoon, 71 with the showers moving in from a west-east direction and we'll hold the 71 at 5:00. 6:00, 72 and 70 at 7:00. and things start to dry out in a west-east direction. for the rest of the afternoon rain that could be heavy at times and could have a rumble of thunder as well. a .25 to .75 inch of rain is on
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the way and get clearing in the city 8:00 or 9:00 tonight. we'll look at the forecast coming up and see if there is brighter skies on the way for the weekend rick. >> thank you melissa. now, to the terrifying ordeal for the family tied up and robbed while in their own home. the intruders came in while they were sleeping. annie mccormick is live in the somer ton section. >> reporter: we spoke to the victims moments ago, they don't want their names used or shown, they are still in fear, they explained to us the terrifying ordeal and told us about the moment that the suspects realized they had the wrong house. >> they collapsed my hands together with the bands. they tied my hands and my wife's hands, and they said where is the money at?
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they brought my son in and we were laying on the bed and they laid him across the bed and one said to the other, they said this isn't the house man. >> three masked men invaded this somerton home. they were held at gun point and their hans tied. >> the least one of them was scene with a gun in his hand, all three had masks and all three were wearing gloves and they began ordering the family members to tell them where the money is. >> the three perpetrators ransacked every floor coming up with nothing, ultimately they left with $40 in cash and the son's wallet, and then they realized they might be in the wrong spot. >> from what the neighbors told me, the three people that broke into the house they had the wrong house, it's a mistaken
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identity on the house they were looking for still even if they hit the right house it's still unnerving. >> they have an idea which house was the intended target but police are not conif i amming that this is one of the quietest and safest in the city, mostly because many members of the police force reside here. >> we have a lot of law enforcement and i'm sure they are not happy about this today. >> the residents are shaken by these events and looking for their cat princess who ran out when the thieves broke in through a basement door. detectives returned to the scene and residents hope the security cameras caught a glimpse. >> we have a lot of young kids and now everybody is on high alert right now. it's very scary. >> reporter: and the victims oath have a vague description of one offenders, early 20s and 6'2" and 180 pounds, if you have
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information or if you see princess contact northeast detectives. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." former president. peter leacoris pass add way. he helps to transform the school and expand its diversity. fire investigators are looking for the cause of a morning blaze in the bridesburg section of philadelphia. smoke poured from frailly street and no injuries are reported. the lucky winners of the massive jackpot will come forward. lottery officials say that 8 people will share the $490 million prize. it was purchased from this
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7-eleven in trenton and will be revealed. and "action news" will have the announcement live and online at well, it could be a while longer before we see a list of people involved in the bridge gate scandal. the judge ordered the government to release the list by noon today and now the judge has delayed the deadline as an unidentified person fights to keep the names private. two of governor chris christie's alliies pled not guilty to closing the lanes as political pay back. chris christie was never charged. and they have confirm that the state senate and assembly leaders reached a tenative agreement to keep atlantic city from financial collapse.
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the former bill has not been introduced yet. atlantic city has more than $550 million in debt. on the campaign trail, donald trump appears to be gaining republican party support but is still refusing calls to release his tax returns and party leaders are pressuring bernie sanders to drop out. >> reporter: donald trump said on "good morning america," that voters do not have a right to see the tax returns before the election. >> there are many presidents that have not shown their tax returns. >> before 1976, people didn't do it. >> trump says he plans to release the returns after an irs audit is complete but refused to answer specifics. >> what is your tax rate? >> it's none of your business, but i fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.
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>> she fired back -- >> have you to ask yourself why doesn't he want to release them? yeah, we'll find out. >> yesterday clinton tweeted out good luck to gop leaders as they met in a meeting to unify the republican party. they said it was an encouraging meeting paul ryan is not trod offer his endorsement. >> it's important that we don't fake unifying. >> while elsewhere bernie sanders is keeping up his push. >> they have a serious problem, an extreme right wing party dealing with a go that changes his views daily from bad to worse. >> and in the strange campaign news of the day, the "washington post" has an article out about donald trump sometimes posing as his own spokesperson, using the name jon miller, or john
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bearing, he later testified to the latter. back here more than 100 colleges and universities are taking part in the 78th annual dad vail regatta, it took place this morning on the schuylkill river, and over the next three days, 3,000 rowers will be feeting. >> the biggest race of the season so everyone is pumped up for it. >> all of our training goes to this event, peaking at the right time and guys know all year long this is the time of year that is most important. >> because of the races there are traffic detours, kelly drive is closed between strawberry mansion drive and green drive. martin luther king drive will also be closed tomorrow. and still to come on "action news" at noon, michael strahan says good-bye to kelly ripa. how they handled their final show together and changing rules for school bathrooms. the new order from the white
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house and a big airport mess, the reason that thousands of bags were piled up in a parking lot instead of making to the correct flight.
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police in new hampshire are searching for the suspect that shot two officers, investigators say it's two officers were shot at separate locations, they are both expected to be okay. as the manhunt continues several schools have closed and residents are told to shelter in place. george zimmerman is having a difficult time try ago auction off the gun he says he used to kill trayvon martin. zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed teen in 2012, he was tried and acquitted of murder. he plans to auction the gun online with a starting bid of $5,000. it was hijacked by fake accounts posting bids of $65,000. they will decide later today if they will allow the auction to continue. the white house has ordered every public school in the country to let transgender students to use bathrooms and
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locker rooms that match their identity. it's not law but if schools don't follow it they could lose federal funding. this after the justice department filed a lawsuit against north carolina. passengers flying out of phoenix arizona are once again able to fly with their luggage. after running tests, a problem with the screening test has been fixed. luggage piled up after technical issues prevented tsa from screening the luggage, more than 3,000 bags missed their flights. they would be hand checking all the suitcases and there may be a delay but they would get the bags to us. >> it could take three days or more for bags to get to their destinations, officials are trying to figure out what caused
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the outage. firefighters rescued a woman who spent 14 hours trapped in a car wreck, she went off the road and crash nsd a remote camden, she called her husband with a gps to give her location and that phone call ultimately saved her life. >> the only reason they found her was because they pinged her phone and they used a helicopter to search for the wreckage. >> and that helicopter located the vehicle and the woman was air-lifted to the hospital and she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. >> michael strahan appeared for his last day as cohost of kelly and michael. they were in good spirits and looked back on their fondest memories and kelly presented him with a framed photo of the two and a pair of framed heels he wore on halloween that she had bronzed.
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>> he started in 2012 of course replacing regis philbin. >> you get nervous, i have done this for four years, this is a moment that i didn't anticipate being here at least at this point but it's here and we are going enjoy it. i'm not dying. strahan is leaving to take on a new role at "good morning america" this fall. it's earlier than his original exit after kelly ripa was angry that she learned of it after it went public. coming up a medical malpractice lawsuit in the death of joan rivers has been settled and we have details in the next half hour.
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the world's most valuable company has changed again. apple was knocked out of the top spot by alphabet google's top company worth $498 billion. apple retook the lead a few months ago only to be knocked off again today. the government is fast tracking a new treatment for brain cancer, duke researchers developed the therapy that uses the polio virus to fight aggressive forms of the cancer. the goal is to make it available
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more quickly. the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight at 9:00. here is alicia vitarelli with a preview. >> happy friday rick, happy freebie friday to all of you. coming up we have a great deal to give new grads, a boost in the business world and family fun activities and if you love a green juice we'll find out how to get you a free one. >> and a south jersey doctor is did go something that was at one time unthinkable. they are pregnant mothers fighting cancer at the same time. meet a mother's inspiring story and her new baby at 4:00. you can take us with you on the go. watch us streaming live on your smart phone or tablet and join us in the next half hour to talk about i restaurant experience that comes to the home. >> sounds delicious. >> no samples today.
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quick break and accuweather is coming up when we come right back. sky 6 hd is looking at the ben franklin bridge on a dreary if i afternoon. melissa magee has your seven-day forecast when we return.
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a prominent auto dealership is handing out scholarships to deserving student. pacifico ford recognized 28 seniors from local schools this morning and officials handed out scholarships totalling $122,000. superintendant, william hite was there along with proud family members. they have gifted close to $2 million to local students. congratulations. melissa is back now with a
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closer look at a gloomy forecast. the weekend doesn't look that much better either. >> we don't get off to a warm start and sunny start. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar and we do notice moisture moving across the areas in south jersey and the i-95 corridor and also in our northwest suburbs. we'll go in tighter on street level with stormtracker 6 live double scan, and if are you in burlington or southern ocean county, route 72 in surf city, we are dealing with light pock e ets of rain. and if you are in between wilmington and middletown and state route 1 we are dealing with the showers as they persist throughout the day. and the suburbs along the i-95 corridor we have the moisture moving in philadelphia and we press into lancaster and berks and lehigh county this hour the moisture is filling in from a
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west-east direction. sky 6 hd live, looking at the center city skyline to city hall. broad street we have a mostly cloudy and make sure you have the wet weather gear before you step out. we have a southerly component to the wind and temperatures climb into the upper 60s in philadelphia, and 66 at this hour and 65 in trenton and the lehigh valley, and some issues with low visible for reading especially with the moisture moving on it. and 56 in the poconos and 58 degrees at the boardwalk, here is satellite 6 along with action radar here is the line we are tracking, the heavy pocket is tracking into new england and what we are tracking the rest of the day is moisture coming up from the virginias and this works our way into the region as we go into the rest of our afternoon. there is clearing later on and enough clearing to play some ball, the phillies are taking on the cincinnati reds and the clouds will be breaking and we have a westerly wind of 5 to 10
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miles per hour and that helps to scour out the cloud cover tonight and once we get into the ninth inning we drop into the upper 60s. here is the setup for today. 2:00 in the afternoon we have the showers moving on in and rain that is heavy at times, i won be surprised to have a rumble of thunder. 4:00 this afternoon we are back on the air and showers in lakehurst and over in dover and pressing into philadelphia, they are spotty in nature and we could find .25 to .75 inch of rain and the moisture will start to taper off from a northeast direction. we have periods of rain on the way and high of 72 and saturday morning sunshine and a high up to 76, we are tracking gusty thunderstorms. and in the wake of that, sunday we have a bit of a tight pressure gradient going on that means the winds are picking up on the backside of this system that moves in as we go throughout saturday into sunday.
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the accuweather forecast showing you a high of 72 today cloudy and rain early sun on saturday, up to 76, and then a gusty thunderstorm is likely some of which could turn severe, that could turn severe and windy and cooler only in at 60 and 63 on monday underneath a mostly sunny and nice breeze. not a great start but gets better for sunday. >> we'll take anything thank you melissa. if you have medicare parts a and b and want more coverage, guess what? you could apply for a medicare supplement insurance
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hello again, sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" now. it's cloudy and the rain is on the way. meteorologist, melissa magee, has the soggy weekend in the accuweather forecast coming up and plus rain or not, they are rowing on the schuylkill. the annual dad vail regatta is underway. and a local couple will come to your home to serve up a delicious meal for you and your guests and they clean up too. that story is just ahead. now the details, we started off dry but we are tracking rain, accuweather is calling for showers and probably a thunderstorm today. as we look live outside at center city, the skies are telling the story, the rain is


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