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policy to let the fires burn. wendy saltzman is at coatesville area high school. wendy it's an alarming situation. what are the details? >> a community activist says the school turn nood a war zone with a brutal fight caught on camera. one brawl after another brought up in the classroom. >> there are four or five or seven fights a day. >> they tell "action news" that this is a daily reality for freshman and sophomores, and now alfonso is the one pulling no punches. >> we have security that are not allowed to break up fights and police that are not allowed in the school unless they report to the superintendant. >> he tells us that the videos were provided to him by students and educators too afraid to talk on camera and too afraid of their own safety.
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>> teachers will be fired or suspended if they complain. they are afraid for their jobs. >> these videos are just a small sample of the beat downs that occurred this year. >> it's a lot of violence going on. >> we contacted the district superintendant, multiple times towed and by phone they confirmed the fights and said violence will not be tolerated. >> just a few days ago there was a seven versus seven fight, it was pretty crazy. >> the superintendant says that they are adding security guards here at the main campus and added four more security guards and continuing to review their security protocol with the help of local law enforcement. i'm wendy saltzman, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a phone scam is targeting residents and businesses in burlington county. officials say a group of thieves posing as representatives of
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utility companies and the irs. they claim to be collectors and demand immediate payments from their targets. police are saying these types of scams are more and more common throughout south jersey. be wary of callers that threaten to terminate your service. and they have charged tom cook with vehicular homicide and involuntarily manslaughter. police say the 35-year-old was riding at a high rate of speed when he ran into a septa bus canopy. tyra winchester was arraigned on attempted murder for allegedly raxing a willis town police car last week. winchester was captured in center city today. police in willis town township
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say they pulled him over for a stolen vehicle and then he put it in reverse and slammed into a police car several times and then fled. police are searching for gunman after a deadly shootout in the german town section of philadelphia. two groups of men got into an argument outside of the old pathmark, a 25-year-old man died after being shot in the chest. none are in this area but nine pennsylvania gas stations are given permission to sell six-packs of beer, that is a revolution in the commonwealth and a matter of time before freeing the six-pack movement spreads across pennsylvania. sara bloomquist is live at spring garden and delaware avenue in philadelphia. sara what is the story here. >> reporter: well jim, today governor tom wolf praised the
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pennsylvania liquor control board for freeing the six-pack. you can't buy beer at this north liberties lukoil at least not yet but they are looking for ways to modernize the state's liquor laws. >> pump your gas and grab a six-pack, it may be a reality coming to a gas station near you. today the liquor board approved nine applications to sell six-packs of beer. >> it's convenient. 7-elevens and gas stations and stuff like that. i don't have a problem with it. >> i'm not against it as long as they card everybody and don't allow the underage drinkers it may be a good thing for us. >> governor wolf who sent a letter asking the board to grant the licenses, pointed to a court decision allowing the sales if the points of sale are separate,
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on the other hand separate cash registers. young kim works at this northern beer distributor one that opposes the change. kim thinks the code is just fine the way it is. >> everyone has their liquor here all in the same place. >> but they all cannibalize each other and in one is able to really make out well. >> the current code is aimed at cutting down on competition with the state stores and drunk driving, customers are concerned with just that, and they are all for the added convenience. >> you go get gas and beer and you start drinking and driving. and it's not a good idea at all. >> it might be nice to grab a six-pack instead of a full case. it's great. >> now, the nine new licenses are for groceries and convenience stores in western and northeastern pennsylvania.
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but the door is now open leading many to believe that more gas stations across the state will get approval to sell beer. live in northern liberties, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia is going after businesses that owe the city back taxes. this morning mayor jim kenney announced a feasibility study for recouping tax debts. he proposes selling off the debts to third parties an initiative that the study will take a look at. the u.s. navy held an open house at the horsham community center to answer questions about contaminated water in parts of montgomery and buck county. chemicals used in aviation firefighter foam at the naval center in warminster may have seeped into the ground water, as a result 16 municipal wells five in horsham and six in warminster
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are shut down along with 80 private wells. a big problem there. a new state of the art theater inside of convenience center is now named for the man you just saw. former mayor michael nutter, he served as the chairman of the board of directors for the dedication, the 600 seat theater offers a g 4 film screen and a four k cinema projectors, the theater will be used for film festivals and movie premiers and corporate meeting. more than 400 of chester's best and brightest students were honored. they all received rising star awards. to qualify they had to submit an application detailing their academic achievements as well as their contributions no the community. coming up lisa thomas-laury will be here for one last time. we'll look back at her
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remarkable 38 year career at "action news." and the phillies look to get the bats swinging in an afternoon match-up with the tigers in detroit. the heat is on, upper 80s in most locations and we'll touch 90 for a couple of days. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
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nothing like afternoon baseball today in detroit. the phillies look better than the last few games. the phillies bats are quiet during the slump in the four losses they scored a grand total of 6 runs, against the tigers
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this afternoon they score more than that. herrera tees off on in sandoval offering. take a look at the bat flip. pitchers don't like that. aaron nolan is cruising into the fifth inning, including this victor martinez single and insurance in the seventh inning, a solo homer gives the phillies a 6-4 lead and they bang out 12 hits in the half noon. and miguel franco hurts himself sliding into second base and they call it a sprained ankle. the phils win 8-5 and visit the leading cubs on friday. >> we were able to put up runs for them and aaron did a great job and there are uns giving up and it's a tough lineup and did a good job of it. and playing good baseball in chicago. and the pitching is there and
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scratching out runs. >> to football, eagles announce their training group dates. they begin on july 25th and full squad workout is july 31st. it's day to of the latest ota's and the birds are going at a slower pace under years past. the eagles faded down the stretch under chip kelly, the players felt they were overworked. >> you go so fast for so long, there is only so much your body can do before it fails you. i don't care who you are. we are getting our work in but it's a better approach. the union faces orlando city, the union are unbeaten at home but only one victory in five road matches this season. coach curtain would like to see that change. >> i believe we are starting to foreman identity as a team that
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is very tough to break down defensively. it's very good at home. now we need to carry that mentality on to the road at two very hostile places. >> get the road warrior mentality. thank you ducis, we are asking to you join us at 11:00 for an exclusive look for a ground breaking procedure for dogs in south jersey. >> i'm erin o'hearn, and this is kimber, an aspiring k-9 for the police department. she suffered a devastating injury to the knew that halted her training but advanced therapy is using something her body makes to get her back on track. >> we are extracting bone marrow. >> what is it? and how does it work? our cameras were invited inside to see this procedure firsthand. tonight on "action news" at 11:00.
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where people are thinking about the holiday weekend. >> this month is dreary and cool and cloudy and miraculously we have to turn things around here and it will feel summer like as we go into the unofficial start of the season. as we go into stormtracker 6 live double scan a shot here not looking at all that much. we look live at sky 6 hd cape may which could be a packed place this weekend, a few folks strolling along the waters edge and sun splashed and cooler at the shore with the sea breeze than will continue as we go into the holiday weekend. high temperatures today in philadelphia, we hit 88 degrees it was the warmest day of the year so far. allentown and wilmington 87 and wildwood we hit 82 before the sea breeze kicked in and the temperatures drop back into the 70s, right now it's in the 70s, in cape may county. with the certainly wind and beach haven warmer at 81
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degrees, lehigh valley 80s and poconos 74. satellite and radar with high clouds streaming through that is about it. it's a clear radar shot, all the way from northern new england, to the mid-atlantic, it will stay quiet outside a couple of isolated thunderstorms over the next couple of days. tomorrow 4:30 p.m. on the verge of 90 in philadelphia, and 88 in wilmington and 70s at the shore. and again the farther north and west you are the best chance for a scattered isolated downpour or thunderstorm. as we speed up time into friday afternoon, if you make a quick escape from the shore to the poconos, you could get hit by a scattered thunderstorm friday afternoon, 90 in philadelphia and the shore mid to upper 70s. most locations again on friday stay dry in the afternoon and the best chance north and west of seeing some of those scattered storms. but with the 90 degree weather
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back and also the humidity coming up as well. and not much movement in the air, we have an air quality alert for the next two days. for thursday and friday a code red ozone action day. use mass transit to reduce the emissions from the car and refuel at night and conserve energy in your home. saturday looks perfect at the shore, lots of sunshine and the cooler sea breeze of 74 and a few clouds popping on sun but most of sunday is dry at the shore. monday a lot of clouds but scattered showers and downpours and storms, so monday not the brightest of days over the weekend and the same as you head to the poconos, 73 on memorial day itself with brighter skies and scattered storms on saturday and sunday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. inland locations will be cooking over the next three days. warm and more humid. it's hot and muggy here, both
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friday going into saturday, and the scattered chance for storms on friday afternoon. most of the day is dry, we take out the chance for storms on saturday. we bring them back in, with that scattered pop-up variety sunday afternoon. not as hot, and upper 70s. monday we are looking at the chance of clouds coming in and a system off the coast that could throw rain our way and sunshine starts to return tuesday into wednesday. and temperatures back off close toward normal although that is still above normal at the 80 degree mark. >> thank you adam. >> we are celebrating the career of lisa thomas-laury when "action news" continues in a moment.
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this is a bitter sweet night here at channel 6 and we are saying a loving farewell to lisa thomas-laury who is retiring here after 38 years. we don't have to tell you the impact lisa has had here and around the area. here is a look back at her extraordinary career. >> she came into your home for decades. reporting and anchoring for "action news" and channel 6. lisa thomas-laury, worked tirelessly over that time to earn the trust and respect of you, our viewers. >> lisa thomas-laury channel 6 "action news" -- >> it covered a lot of miles but not a lot of time. for weekend weather as a college freshman in huntington west virginia, to reporter and anchor
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in oklahoma city to nashville tennessee where she became fast friends with a news anchor there by the name of oprah winfrey. >> you came in as i was leaving, you went to philadelphia and i wanted to go to philadelphia and pvi didn't hire me they hired you and you are a break through woman all these years. >> in early 1978 at the age of 24 lisa answered the call to come to channel 6, as a reporter and coanchor of "action news" at noon. >> following the pope's 2:00 p.m. arrival at the airport -- >> she reported the every day people around the region with extraordinary grace and empathy and interviewed figures like ronald reagan at the white house to a young massachusetts senator ted kennedy on capitol hill. and covered royalty reporting
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from london the wed of of prince charles to princess diana. >> this is a proud day for queen elizabeth, as it would be for anymore that married off her youngest son. >> and then she got married after a blind date set up by none other than vernon odom. >> lisa also hosted many of the station's public affairs programs like the annual best of the class featuring the region's top high school graduates. >> it's going toe about a special ending to this wonderful parade. >> and then the parades. on the 4th of july and thanksgiving, cohosting the live broadcasts. >> all the planning and producers and people screaming in your ear, just before they started the opening credits, i would look at lisa and say --
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lets have some fun. >> but in 2004 lisa's health took a sudden turn for the worst. a rare nerve disorder began tale stealing her ability to walk and even talk. doctors at the mayo clinic attacked the disease with a bone marrow transplant and the rehab was grueling and lisa shared her story with oprah in 2007. >> you needed a bone marrow transplant? >> i had a bone marrow transplant last august that saved my life. >> did you think you were going to die? >> no, never. >> she focused on reporting with people overcoming hardships. last year the nerve disorder returned with a vengeance and lisa would undergo another bone marrow trance plants and she is on the road to recovery, here it
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is ending but she is writing is ending but she is writing another chapter in her life. and i know of no one that used television to touch more hearts and more souls in this country than lisa thomas-laury. >> oh thank you so much jim. it has been a wonderful ride, i cannot believe it's 38 years, some of those scenes you had to use the one with the big hair -- but over the last few days i had an outpouring of love and support and i wanted to take this opportunity to let our viewers know how much they have meant to me over the last three decades almost four, from my first day on the job to the stories i brought you through my wedding and birth of my sons and my illness of course, have you been there, offering your support, your concern and comfort and especially when i return from my health crisis, you made sure i knew every day you had me in your thoughts and
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prayers and it meant more than you can possibly know. i want to thank you all, i appreciate it and i thank you from the well spring of my being. >> you have not only made us better as a television station but there are a lot of people in this building right now that say you have made us better. and that is your talent and your being and we thank you so much for everything you have done. >> it's been a joy. i don't know what i'll do, but i'll miss you all. you have a place in my heart everyone of you. >> thank you. for lisa thomas-laury, cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardnering we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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as we come on the air tonight, the tornado watch just issued. and authorities say the next 48 hours will be dangerous. the tornado ripping this home apart, at least 30 reported twisters across several states. from texas to minnesota, and the big change in the east. the rampage on an american highway. four hours of terror. the gunman targeting multiple drivers, one car igniting. we're on the scene at this hour. the race for the white house. and the fights breaking out at a trump event. >> go home to mommy. >> late today, authorities sending in heavy security. and the scathing new report on hillary clinton and her e-mail. the alarming moment on this flight. passenger at the cockpit door and what she said. and the flight crew credited with staying calm. and the american city plunging into darkness today. th

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