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that derailed last year killing several people was distracted. we have the details and two more primaries for the candidates for the white house. and where they are campaigning today and why donald trump is fending off more attacks against women. and in philadelphia a collapse, one person was rescued from a home that collapsed. chopper 6 hd was over the scene on southford at 10:30 a.m. initial reports said that one floor collapsed trapping a man in the basement but he has since been rescued. annie mccormick is live on the scene. >> reporter: we are learning more information from lni. they say that the home behind me was not under demolition but getting repairs by private contractors after lni issued
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several citations again the home since 2008. several contractors were at the home when the collapse occurred. we are told that rescuers got the call at 10:30 this morning here on the 100 block of southford. you see the dramatic rescue of a person trapped in the basement of the home after the first floor collapsed. we learned from lni, that was not a worker but a person illegally on the property and crews were not aware he was in the home. the home was not under demolition at the time. the crews were there to assess and see what changes they need to make to the property. fire crews tell us that the operation they had underway was with a special operations division and multiple firehouses, they said they had to put airbags in to lift the floor off the man to make sure they could pull him out. firefighters came from the rear
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and the front to pull the man out of the home and then they put him on a stretcher. they are told he was alert and conscious. lni came out here a short time ago to give us an update. >> this building here on the block was characterized by lni as being unsafe and we notified the owner and told him what repairs were necessary to make the building stable. there was a contractor in the building preparing to actually do that work and at which time the floors which were severely water damaged gave way. >> reporter: and back out here live you can see a much different scene, fire crews are gone and there are members of lni out here and they are assessing homes on either side of the home with the partial collapse. at this point it appears that nobody has to be evacuated on this block, either homes and the
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side are okay. they are finding out who the man was on the property and lni will be back out here to make sure everything is okay on the property of the partial collapse. back to you. >> thanks annie. now a still developing story. the national transportation board released their findings on what caused the amtrak derailment in philadelphia. they say the engineer may not have known where he was when he went into a dangerous curve causing the train to go off the tracks. >> one member of the board says that the engineer went from distraction to disaster in the matter of seconds last may. eight people were killed and hundreds of people were injured. they believe his attention was
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diverted by a commuter train nearby that was hit by a rock. and bostian told investigators he did not remember what happened. >> with his attention diverted to the septa train, the amtrak engineer may have lost situation ala wearness, it could affect the awareness of time and space but also affect his ability to perform upcoming tasks. >> and the train's emergency windows dislodged as the derailed train cars slid on their sides allowing some passengers to be ejected. john rawlins is in washington for the hearing and you can see his reports starting on "action news" beginning at 4:00. turning now to the accuweather forecast, the clouds are back and there is rain moving through the region now. lets go outside and look at sky 6 hd looking at the platt bridge and gray skies overhead and on
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the cool side as well. but accuweather forecast weather there is nicer days ahead. david murphy is outside on the terrace with the details. >> we get sunshine for one day and then back to this. right now light rain on the terrace and not much wind and on the cool side. i'll start you with stormtracker 6 live double scan the rain has pushed into philadelphia now and steadier in center city and back into the delaware county and steadier still into parts of south jersey, where we have had precipitation showing up in yellow in bits and pieces. for the most part this is light and nuisance variety precipitation though. some of that managed to pop up into the northern suburbs, we hope that places like allentown and reading may stay dry, it looks like you are picking up this light precipitation at the noon hour, cloud cover, yes you can see it's thick, the rain itself doesn't extend all that much to the west and it's
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looking goodlarity this afternoon and this evening, we'll get on the other side of that and we'll transition to cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s. we were at 61 at 11:00 in philadelphia and now settled in at 60. the latest model information is suggesting that we might by 2:00 pop up to 63. we'll go 62 tore a for a high and after that we slide into the 50s as we go through the rest of evening. i'll have the change in the forecast coming up. by thursday and friday it looks better, obviously if you are headed out now you'll want to keep an umbrella handy. >> the ramp from 32 to northbound i-295 in camden county remains shut down at this hour following a tractor trailer fire. chopper 6 hd was over the wreckage in bellmawr, flames engulfed the truck during the morning rush and the fire sought and crews are cleaning up oil
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and gas. and the driver was taken to cooper medical hospital for minor injuries much the cause of the inferno is not yet known. investigators are still on the scene. coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00, nydia han has an extreme case of a home construction project gone wrong. >> this historic church is stunning, perhaps have you driven by it and wondered about it. i can tell you this, it's the subject of a lawsuit and smack in a local family's unfortunate situation. >> we knew it could cost a lot. this family poured their entire life savings in the project and because of a contractor that walked off the job it has turn nood a money pit. the $300,000 mistake tonight on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. it's primary day in two states in the race for president. presumptive gop nominee, donald
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trump, says he is expecting big numbers in oregon and kentucky only the democrats head to the poll where hillary clinton is trying to fight off bernie sanders. kenneth moton has the latest from washington. >> reporter: it's primary day in kentucky and oregon, and hillary clinton is hoping to prevent a double loss tuesday against bernie sanders. but it was a heckler she took on in the blue grass state. >> you are entitled to your opinion but not your own facts. >> they have their eyes on donald trump. they used the first anti-trump ad. >> you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes and blood coming out of her wherever. does she have a good body? no. does she has a big ass? yes. >> donald trump made a smart
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move don't respond to this with paid advertising, respond by going on the air. it's a more genuine response but trump's battle with the "new york times" and the investigations into the billionaire's alleged inappropriate treatment of women. a woman quoted in the article defended trump. they promised it was not a hit piece and clearly it was. >> and barbara raz backed the report. >> for as long as i have known him he has comments on people's appearances and primary weight. male and female. >> raz is a clinton supporter and trump blasted the exemployee on twitter. and the times sticking with their story. back here twin brothers from chester county are under arrest after police say they blew up several buildings. that the tats set off five
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devices in december of last year. they damaged a shed and well pump and a different type of shed. investigators say the brothers stole the items they used to make the ied's. some scary moments in the skies for yet another plane full of passengers, details on the turbulence that left people with injuries in the air. and the philadelphia museum of art has a celebration of african art with five demonstrations.
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passengers on board of a flight headed for chicago overnight experienced a midair scare when they hit severe turbulence and several people were injured. this comes after several shaky incidents in the air. david curly has the latest.
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>> i'm not sure the amount of passengers. >> reporter: the flight returned overnight after the severe turbulence injured four on board including two flight attendants. >> there were three or four people on the plane throwing up and another flight attend an had fallen. >> reporter: it left logan overnight and after the turbulence the pilot turned around. >> southwest was that quick. they were really good at making everyone calm. >> in this case with flight attendants injured even passengers pitched in to help. this the latest in a series of incidents with extreme turbulence, at least eight were injured when a jetblue plane to puerto rico experienced rough air. >> and 31 were injured when turbulence struck this jet.
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>> and they say the fasten seatbelt was on and once back in boston and the injured were taken care of more crew got on the aircraft that was not damaged and it continued on to chicago. well, back here tonight, three more contestants from our region will try to win big on philadelphia "wheel of fortune" week. >> we got to speak with one of them. tony hood is a philadelphia firefighter, he is such a big fan he watches it at the firehouse and with his wife and four children at home. and he told our own karen rogers he has been trying to be a contestant for years. >> i applied four or five years ago and they were in town filming for this week, the great american cities and while in town they did auditions for a few days and i got an email saying we want you to come down. >> wow. >> we'll see if tony hood can
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every now and then yellow pops up and most of that is now in burlington and atlantic county. this is basically light, nuisance rain enough to slow you down on the roads and as we start it up it's coming in from the west and pushing to the east. the northern suburbs picked up some of this more than the models were suggesting. if you were up in quakertown or allentown it's light sprinkles, in and out of the showers for a bit. as we go out wider, you can see a break in the action to the west. we'll see most of this die down, as we look outside. we have cloudy skies on the action cam and the clouds really were a major factor from the start this morning. didn't see a whole lot of peeks of sunshine and you won't see a whole lot more the rest of the day. winds from the southwest at 9 miles per hour. just a bit on the breezy side, future tracker 6 trying to pick
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up the idea of this rain, maybe a bit behind on it. it does have it up until 3:00. still light to moderate through most of the region and hopefully drying out a bit in allentown and reading. the other thing that is consistent is that it wants to dry it out in time for the dinner time. i'll allow for lingering rain for the dinner time and evening rush hour, but with luck we may be able to start trying things out by then. later tonight just a scattered sprinkle or shower and just cloudy skies. high temperatures the rest of the way if we hit the 62 it will have to be in the next hour or sorks i expect cooler air to drop the numbers into the 60s. 62 is the highest we have seen in the hourly readings. 62 in allentown and 65 in reading. where the rain is lasting a bit longer, cooler through millville and down to cape may new jersey, 62 by 2:00 and 58 by 4:00 and 58
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by 6:00 and low 50s by 10:00 tonight. if you head to the ball game, check out the radar with adam joseph with adam joseph and cecily tynan here on 6 abc before you head down to make sure the rab -- rain is getting out of there. and temperatures settling in the 50s. tomorrow the area of low pressure is giving us rain today and moving off the coast and we'll get milder, 66 degrees and possibly seeing some late day sunshine, i won't promise that but i think it will be drier in the afternoon and the beginning of the day. mainly cloudy and light rain showers, pretty much of the rest of the next several hours, and hopefully it drys out towards dinner time and clouds and showers in the morning on wednesday and hoping for late sun and high of 66 and payoff comes thursday and friday and lots of sunshine both of those days with the low to mid-70s. if you have plans head to the union or phillies and saturday a
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rain day with periods of rain and some could be steady and temperatures improving sunday and monday with clouds and sun and there may be a left over sprinkle or shower but probably drier. >> thank you david. >> the stars brought their a games last night on "dancing with the stars." in the end two had to go home. morris was booted from the ballroom along with antonio brown. we'll senile donald duck is showing off his love of tai chi in shanghai. it was at shanghai disney. it decorates the park's castle. disney is the parent company of 6 abc. the philadelphia museum of
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art is preparing exhibitions to take people through a journey in africa. karen rogers has more on this week's 6 abc loves the arts. >> it's called creative africa, a celebration of african art and design. ranging from african fashion and photography to architecture and centuries old sculpture. and it's a collaboration from the museum of art and the penn museum. >> you can see what you can learn about them firsthand. >> it includes ancient bronzes and sculpt yours. >> there is a lot pour people to see. >> you can explore textiles from west africa at theexhibits.
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>> the exhibition takes visitors into the mine of a world renown renowned architect. it includes an installation that can only be seen at the philadelphia museum of art. >> it's a beautiful zone of spring that you can walk through and walk around and truly explore. three photographers and six cities looks at work being done throughout africa. >> this exhibit lets people feel empowered through art. >> it's at the perlman building, go to the arts for other area events. i'm karen rogers.
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we want to get to this breaking news from hamilton, mercer county, are you looking at exit 63 for sloan avenue, what we see here is it appears a dump truck overturned and two other cars sustained damage and there is traffic squeezing by and there is damage to the median and dirt across the road. we are piecing together what happened here and we don't know the extent of the injuries at this time. watch for updates this afternoon at in the meantime, one final check of the forecast with david murphy. >> you are thinking the accident is where it's raining up in mercer but the rain has not got there yet. it's stopping in hagerstown, maryland and harrisburg, this is not an all day event and it will let up late this afternoon. the north and western suburbs seeing less rain and 62 in
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philadelphia and wet down the shore with highs of 60. >> all right dave thank you. we want to congratulate one of our colleagues, vernon odom arrives at 6 abc 40 years ago today. that was 1976, since then one of the most knowledgeable and experienced journalists in philadelphia. there was a surprise anniversary party for vernon, covering everything from city council to politics to the release of nelson mandela to the o.j. simpson trial. a great reporter and wonderful person. congratulations vernon. >> one of the most recognizable guys too, congratulations vernon for the entire "action news" team i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon.
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