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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off. in the news this noon, a local woman accused of a school
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scandal heads to court in chester county. but the big story on "action news" this noon is the hot and steamy start to the memorial day weekend. as we go live outside at the jersey shore pretty picture from cape may. it's going to be a crowded few days at the beach as we mark the unofficial start of summer. first, lets get a look at the holiday forecast and the possibility of a heat wave this weekend. the first one of the year. meteorologist, melissa magee, is in for david murphy with the hot and finally friday forecast. >> reporter: happy friday to you rick. as you mentioned it's already warm at this noon hour. temperatures are climbing easily into the 80s we'll check out the numbers right now. 83 in philadelphia. 85 in reading up in trenton 84. the poconos mild 73. and cooler in beach haven 69. and we have a bit of a sea
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breeze in cape may point and 70 degrees. here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have dry conditions a bright blue sky overhead and a couple of thin clouds overhead passing through our region. if are you north of the city there could be a pop-up or stray shower. here is the evening commute trying to get away and enjoy the weekend. we are up to 90. we hit 90 yesterday. 89 and down to 88, and 7:00 p.m. with a temperature coming in at 86. something to keep in mind today, we have an ozone action day a code orange, and the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups and kids and elderly and everyone suffering from respiratory illnesses. where you are in the shore or the poconos we have the get away forecast covered for you. the shore not bad a high temperature up to 74 and in the city we max out at 90 once again
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today. and the poconos a high of 81 with an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. we hit 90 for a high yesterday and today we are calling for a high of 90. we need three straight days with temperatures in the 90s to have our first heat wave. it's not out of question. we'll take a closer look at that and let you know what the monday memorial day holiday looks like. it's steamy out here. >> the jersey shore as we mentioned is the place to be this holiday weekend. folks have arrived there getting an early jump on the boardwalk and the beach. katherine scott is in atlantic city checking out the situation and filed this report. >> reporter: the taffy is stocked and the water ice is cold and the beaches are hot. the shore towns are ready for you so get on down here and enjoy your memorial day weekend. >> we got here last night. >> early arrivals eager to get
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this holiday weekend underway. this morning in ventnor the boardwalk was bustling with rides and walks. >> i'm going to walk every morning. i walk 10 miles every day. >> we play it by ear there is a lot to do there really is. >> heather and bob go out with their 5-year-old twins. they come here each year to enjoy the season. >> we would probably be on a bike right rooid or a run but try ago get them taken out in the stroller. >> in ventnor they are ready for the coming crowds. the sea breeze supplies little break from the heat. the boardwalk is filling up and that is welcome news to this city which has been racked with financial trouble. >> pleasant city needs it. we are struggling down here and hopefully it will be a nice summer weather wise so everyone benefits.
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>> with the sun shining the beach beck onning and the boardwalk buzzing there is plenty to see and do. look no further than little waldo. he loves looking at the squirrels and seagulls and the ocean. >> people are making their way down here but if you get stuck in traffic, don't let it discourage you, you have the weekend and the rest of the summer. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> we remind you to keep 6abc.com handy this holiday weekend on all of your devices, check out our interactive traffic map and rely on storm tracker 6 live radar to stay ahead of the weather and follow the "action news" weather team on facebook and twitter. and many people are enjoying the long weekend and others are taking the time to observe the real meaning of memorial day.
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they are honoring the radnor alumni who died while serving our country. gray hall will have more in the next half hour. parts of the pennsylvania turnpike is shut down because of a truck fire in buck county. trick or treat you can was going eastbound in a construction zone in levittown, by a bridge that spans the delaware river into new jersey. they had to clean up printer ink that spilled on to the highway. and traffic is still being detoured off the turnpike at the route 1 exit at bensalem. in other news family has identify the the assistant church pastor that was killed in a hit and run overnight and police have a description of the car that struck him and took off without stopping. annie mccormick is live with the
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latest. >> reporter: rick, this all the happened at 10:00 last night in west kensington. since then investigators here at the investigation district is working hard to find that person not only hit that assistant pastor but dragged him down the road and late this morning they revealed they have a lead. 57-year-old leon was a brother, father and assistant pastor and mentor. >> he always wanted to help and never said no. he would take his shirt off his back and give it to you. >> last night he gave a sermon at his german town church. leon volunteered at this ministry helping men overcome substance abuse drove back and forth for the sermon. >> he had a great message last night. after the service was over, he drove the boys here to the house. >> leon left he had to get up early for his day job it was then that someone mowed him down
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as he stepped into the driver's side of the van. >> it dragged the 57-year-old victim 15 feet north and fronts street. >> the driver didn't stop. late this morning police revealed a lead. they uncovered an insert that fits a saab vehicle. they say they didn't see the crime, someone knocked on their door and when they ran out leon was on the ground and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital. leon's brother has to say. >> you took away the life of a good man and now you need to step up and just step up and face what you did. >> reporter: and police also think that that striking vehicle has a flat front tire and heavy damage. we are live in brewery town, annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a former school employee
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accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. 26-year-old christine towers was in court in chester county. investigator says she had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy at conestoga high school where she worked as a teachers aide and coach. she is charged with sexual assault and other offenses. >> we are waiting to hear if governor chris christie signed a rescue plan for atlantic city. the senate and assembly signed bills keeping atlantic city from going broke. it gives them five months to balance their budget and avoid a state takeover. it has been given to the governor, he will veto it or sign it. president obama makes history in hiroshima, we have more on his visit to the city that was hit by an atomic bomb and new surveillance video of the concert chaos in new york
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city. details about the man arrested for the shooting.
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president obama made history in hiroshima today. he became the first sitting american president to visit the japanese city decimated by the atomic bomb in world war ii. megan hughes has more. >> reporter: president obama and japan's prime minister laying a wreath at the hiroshima peace memorial. >> 71 years ago on a bright cloudness morning gas fell from the sky and the world was changed. >> reporter: the president made no apology for the decision but recognized the human toll. the bomb claimed more than 140,000 victims be today the president held hands with survivors now in their 80s and 90s. this one calling him an earnest person he has a heart to feel for others so strongly.
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he was holding my hand more and more. >> we recognize the moment that the bomb fell and feel the dread of children confused by what they see. we listen to a silent cry. >> he made the case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons even as the u.s. continues to possess thousands of them and regimes like north korea build their arsenals. >> prime minister commented on how far the two nations have come. saying enemies that fought each other so fiercely have welcome friends. >> the president returns after this five-day tour, including a stop in vietnam, another country still heal from the wounds of war. there say possible break in the search for the black boxes from the crashed egypt airplane, investigators say they picked up a signal from one device on the
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plane that picked up his location, they need to find the recorders before the batteries died. a ship to locate the boxes has arrived in the mediterranean sea. new video shows people erupting for cover when gun fire erupted at a concert venue in new york city. one of his bodyguards was killed and three other people were hurt including the rapper who was shot in the leg. it happened in the vip lounge before rapper, t.i. was set to perform. college students are luckily to be alive after being stuck in a cave in kentucky. the group was exploring the river cave when a flash flood hit. they had to navigate through neck deep water and rushing currents. two police officers became stranded trying to help the group. david foster a guide, rushed in
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to help with the rescue. >> we looked at the clock and knew hour group was not suppose to be out for a couple of hours, we made the decision to get in there and get them out as quickly as possible. the group spent six hours inside of the cave before making it out safely. the scripts spelling bee ended in a tie for the third year in a row. they were declared cochampions after a back and forth fight. >> llschafta. >> that is correct! >> wow 13-year-old and 11-year-old will each get trophies and prizes.
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still to come on "action news" at noon, two details on recall alerts affects car owners and parents. plus, a local post office employee is honored for coming to the rescue in montgomery county. that and much more when we come right back.
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another 12 million vehicles are affected by is the takata airbag recall. federal regulators added the vehicles today. they have faulty airbag
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inflaters and need to be replaced. the government is spacing things out because there are not enough replacement parts. more than 3 million sippy cups for young children are recalled for a health risk. mold can grow in the removable cup valve. at least 68 children have experienced a stomach ill license. they are recalling five types of the tommy tippy sippy cups. contact the company for a free replacement. we have information on our website at 6abc.com. health check this noon. the government says the dangerous super bug has arrived in the united states. a pennsylvania woman is the first person in the country diagnosed with a strain of e. coli, that cannot be killed by antibiotics. it's known as a drug of last resort. only given in rare cases when nearly all else fails. the patient did not recently travel outside of the u.s.
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they found other medicine that worked for you but are worried that that could pass genes to others. an elderly woman that became distance or yanted and lost was able to get home safely thanks to the actions of a local letter carrier. they waited until police officer as rived and they say she likely saved the woman's life. coming up tonight on "action news" at 4:00. it is freebie friday, and we are gathering a list of things that are 100% free from yoga to museums and a special beauty deal especially for our 6 abc viewers and a little girl bullies in class, gets a pick me up from a new group of friends,
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we have a story from their unique ride to school. in the meantime, accuweather is next at noon. sky 6 hd taking a live look at a pretty picture of the center city skyline. meteorologist, melissa magee, has your holiday forecast when "action news" comes rights back. we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, taking warfarin, i had to deal with that blood testing routine. i couldn't have a healthy salad whenever i wanted. i found another way. yeah, treatment with xarelto®. hey, safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop.
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meteorologist, melissa magee now with a closer look at the holiday forecast. perhaps a heat wave this weekend, which would be the first of year. >> today we hit 90 and we are calling for 90 tomorrow. a hot start to our holiday weekend. >> an early heat wave if we get one. >> we have not seen 90s to far this year, definitely early. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see that it is dry and no issues with precipitation, it's all about
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the hot weather outside today. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier today. we are in south philadelphia at fdr park, you can see some folks out on the swings, enjoying a nice start to the day. make sure you take breaks and keep yourself hydrated. we have not seen numbers so eye this year. 73 in the poconos and a bit of a sea breeze for cape may 69 and 68 in beach haven, at the atlantic city airport. 85 and same for the south and west in dover. here is satellite 6 along with action radar it's dry and quiet and a couple of high, thin clouds moving across the region as well. later on today there is a frontal boundary getting close toward our region, if we find a shower or thunderstorm, the best bet is to be north and west of philadelphia and north and west of the i-95 corridor. that is the call from accuweather for the rest of today.
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otherwise sunshine and clouds and hot and a touch on the humid side. we are calling for a high of 90 at 7 to 14 miles per hour. here is the setup for the next three days. we are in the 90s for today and for that the matter for the next three. we are tapping into the bermuda high and as we get into monday, we are tracking the area of low pressure, and as this moisture it moves inland. it impacts the region with a couple of showers that drift across the atlantic region for the near term, saturday mostly sunny and a high temperature of 74, more sunshine coming in at 72 and a couple of showers are possible and high temperature of 68. if your destination takes you north of the city, warm with a pop-up thundershower possible. 81 and sunday warm with the
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threat of a pop-up shower and 80 and cooler on monday with a high temperature of 72. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast it's hot and humid today, we are up to 90 degrees, on saturday, hot and staying sticky up to 92. we need three straight days of temperatures in the 90s to heat a heat wave. if we reach it it will be heat wave number one for the year. still hot and humid on sunday and memorial day on monday not as humid or as hot either, high temperature 79 and we are tracking the showers and thunderstorms on tuesday and sunny and warm and back up to the middle 80s and sunday clouds and sunshine and partly sunny and nice next thursday, the high temperature coming in at 78. we went from not much of a spring straight into summer. >> thank you melissa. we'll take a quick break and more news in our next half hour. stay with us.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again, sara bloomquist is off and here are the stories we are followinger you now on "action news" at 12:30. the beaches and boardwalks are ready for the big holiday weekend crowds. memorial day weekend has begun we are live at the jersey shore and we'll tell you how the
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weekend weather will affect your fun. and each new flag at this memorial honors high school students. and frightening moments in new york when a suspect tries to get away from police driving down a crowded sidewalk. >> now the details we are waiting for the unofficial start to the summer season and it's finally here. memorial day weekend has begun and many folks are at their holiday destinations. as we look live at sky 6 at the beach in cape may, a few folks are already out there. this is the place to be and the weather perfect for the next few days, if you like it hot. the jersey shore will no doubt be packed all weekend long, and we have live team coverage for the holiday weekend. trish hartman is standing by in ocean city where the boardwalk is open to business. they get a first look at the important forecast from accuweather. >> hello again. >> hello rick, it's a hot one as

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