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wilmington 87 and down the shore with the wind off the ocean, the ocean temperature now 60 degrees cooling off the air and beach haven and cape may point only 69 degrees. it feels noticeably more humid though than the last few days. dew points in the mid-60s and that adds to the discomfort level, and definitely a sticky situation as you head outside. double scan live radar showing a storm system to the west triggering an isolated thunderstorm or two. nothing here right now but there could be isolated activity this evening. your saturday forecast, saturday is looking really nice, down the shore just beautiful. mostly sunny and 75 degrees. here in philadelphia it's hot and humid with a high soaring up to 92 degrees and the poconos it will be warm and humid and 83 degrees, i think saturday will
be the pick of the holiday weekend. ranking that number one although it is going to be hot. sunday we see clouds advancing from the south and monday is when we are dealing with potential for downpours from a tropical system to the south. i'll talk more about the timing of that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. it's summer season is already underway in atlantic city. the action cam was on the north carolina avenue beach as mayor don guardian unlocked the ocean. and then into the waves. bumpy out there. the shore is expected to be packed. among them at the beach is "action news" reporter, trish hartman. live in ocean city with more. >> reporter: hi there sharrie, today the beach and ocean was officially unlocked in ocean city as it was in many towns across the jersey shore, the
summer season is underway with travelers and merchants looking forward to a gorgeous weather season in time for the holiday. it all started with the turn of a giant key. three, two, one. those in their business best waded into the water in ocean city. kicking off the summer season at the jersey shore. >> you when in? >> yes. >> how was it? >> a little bit cold. >> the day trippers didn't seem to mind. >> we said dip your feet. we said wait until it gets warmer. >> the sun drove people up to the boardwalk for ice-cream and water ice but even for non-food mer chances like this engraving shop -- >> you get a personalize the cutting board and things like that. weather makes all the the difference. a kickoff to the season, you
can't beat that. it's good. among the crowds, these parents could not wait for their first trip to the boardwalk as a family. 8-year-old olivia was not impressed. >> she slept through it but had a good time. >> she'll learn. >> yes. there you go. >> remembering the true reason for the holiday, ocean city has an official remembrance. it was just named the best beach in america by coastal living. trish hartman, channel 6 "action news." >> looks great thank you. the real meaning of memorial day is remembering those that served our country. it was the 32nd annual veterans program at the veterans cemetery in estelle manor.
boy counts placed flags at the 4400 gravesites. and dealing with traffic say big part of the holiday weekend, officials in south jersey tried to make the trip more bearable. the south jersey transportation authority kicked off the summer season at the farley service plaza as a thank you tore drivers, chickies and petes are serving up free passage through the egg harbor toll plaza tonight. according to aaa, nearly 106,000 first state residents were hitting the road over the weekend that is up 2% from last year. del/dot extended plans, through midnight on monday. >> it's time for a check of the "action news" traffic report on this holiday friday. lets go live to pat pellman.
not a lot of extra elbow room as you get down to the shore points, looking live in bellmawr the southbound side more crowded than normal. but the traffic is moving here a stop and go sort of pace from the pennsylvania side of the walt whitman bridge into south jersey on down to the a.c. expressway. you are moving okay on the expressway for a while and then you hit 16 miles per hour and coming south on the parkway from galloway township. a lot of 30s and 40s towards somers point. and down to the delaware beaches to get the grotto pizza, just 12 miles per hour on highway 1 and a crash near odessa that got us off to a bad start. watch out for the slow speeds on 1 and maybe stick with 13, delays on delco on the blue route clearing out but a 33 minute travel time that is not
great. and eastbound is open unlike this morning. and southbound at f we are just getting word of a bad accident, we'll talk about that in the next half hour. >> matt, thank you. be sure to keep 6abc.com handy this holiday weekend, check your interactive map and rely on storm tracker live radar to stay ahead of the weather. in other news tonight, verizon employees on strike could be back to work as soon as next week. chad pradelli is live now outside of verizon's local headquarters in chinatown. for verizon worker its was a relief. >> i'm happy to be going back to work.
i'm excited. >> the signs put down and picket lines cleared and workers are ready to get back on the job. >> we have not heard details just close down the picket lines and there is an agreement. a union representationive involved in negotiations in washington, d.c., tells "action news" that the new four year deal say great contract. all call centers here locally will remain open and pension and wage issues are resolved. more than 40,000 verizon were on strike in the nation and 2500 in our region. >> it's hard for everybody, and everybody is trying to budget their money and make ends meet but we are just happy we'll be able to get back to living the way we are used to living. >> reporter: and a verizon spokesperson told me the company had no comment at this time and workers are expected back on the job next week. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> all right chad thank you.
we have breaking news at 5:00. philadelphia police are investigating an auto pedestrian accident in feltonville. chopper 6 hd is live over the scene as this is breaking and happening. it was reported in the southbound section of the boulevard near godfrey avenue at 5:00. we are told that this is a deadly accident. a 21-year-old woman taken to the hospital but we are now being told that this is a deadly auto pedestrian accident on roosevelt boulevard in feltonville. chopper 6 hd is giving us a live look at what is happening. we are hearing not deadly -- lets correct that, not a deadly accident. a 21-year-old woman taken to the hospital with critical injuries. meantime, teachers in the tinsbury school district, their
contract runs out june 30th, there are more than 800 members of the pen bury association. the teachers picketed today after school. and police are looking for a car that looks like this after a deadly hit and run in the city's kensington section. this happened at 10:20 last night on front street. the victim elijah leon just dropped off a group from his church. vernon odom is following thissy story and will have more at 6:00. the bill written by state representative marie donna, was written to shield identities for witnesses and other victims placing 911 calls, it keeps all caller information confidential.
they hope people will be more willing to call for help when they need it. there is more to come at 5:00, narrowing of the search area for egypt flight 804. the signal that they got that has them one step closer to finding the wreckage. >> and what the president had to stay to the people of japan on his trip to hiroshima. when "action news" comes right back.
officials have narrowed down the search area for egypt air flight 804 thanks to signals from the plane's emergency beacon. the search area was about the size of the state of connecticut now it's down to about three miles wide. the plane was in route from paris to cairo when it crashed a week ago. 66 people were on board and the plane's flight recorders are yet to be found. president obama made history today by being the first sitting american president to visit the city, destroyed by an atomic bomb during world war ii, it's president laid a wreakal the
peace memorial. president obama made no apology for the decision that claimed the lives of more than 140,000 people but did express sadness and regret. >> 71 years ago, on a bright cloudless morning death fell from the sky and the world was changed. >> the president spend about two hours touring the historic site and greeted survivors who are now in their late 80s and early 90s. >> turning to politics now, donald trump the presumptive republican nominee is now backing down from his efforts to stage a history making debate. trump was toying with the i'd of debating with democratic senator bernie sanders, the first cross party debate before the conventions. today in a statement trump said the debate would be
inappropriate and rather wait for the democrats to name a nominee. on the democratic side hillary clinton is working hard to win california, showed she sat down with community leaders in oakland. voters in california and five other states head to the polls a week from tuesday. stocks ended the week on a high note today wall street wrapped up the best week since march at the closing bell. stocks soared after federal reserve chair, janelle yellen confirmed that interest rates will go up if the economy keeps growing, the dow jones rose 40 points and the s&p up 42. a new kind of soccer was put on display in philadelphia. it marks it's opening ceremonies for it's first ever street
soccer philadelphia cup. teams from across the country compete all day long an an especially built street soccer stadium next to the art museum. they seek to extend the benefits of sports to communities in need. students in delaware county got to learn about electricity today from the experts. peco engineers and line workers visited the school in darby and talked about how electricity is generated and distributed and held a safety demonstration and what to do in the case of an electric emergency. it was part of the science, technology, and engineering and mathematics curriculum also known as stem. >> and abc news delves deeper into the sex scandal surrounding comedian, bill cosby, a judge ruled this week there is enough evidence to bring cosby to trial
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health check tonight it's fitness friday, a unique spinning studio is open on the main lines, you may have heard of soul cycle. it has a cult following and is now in ardmore. ali gorman took one of the first classes this morning and you have the scoop on how it all went. >> soul cycle has a great reputation and that is why people are waiting for it to open in our area. classes were packed the first day and i tried it myself and talked to some other new byes. >> it was an enthusiastic crowd at soul cycle. for a 45 minute high energy spinning class but you are not
just peddling, you are also pumping and pushing using your whole body including your arms and abs and you know are you working hard the whole experience can also feel like a party and the instructor alexis rose seems like a rock star. >> we ride to the rhythm of the music. and there is a strong sense of community. >> everybody is riding on the same foot at the same time and moving their body at the same way, there is that connection. >> and because it's dark there say feeling of freedom and because it's dark you won't feel self-conscious and adds to the spiritual component. at instructors motivate and inspire you to fine your inner athlete and warrior. many first timers say it's clear to see why people become
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it's time now for the accuweather forecast. cecily tynan is here at the big board with a close look at the accuweather forecast. and the possibility of a heat wave. >> we are on the verge of having a heat wave and it looks like memorial day will turn wet. two out of three ain't bad. this is the camera on ton of shrivers and we are getting pictures of ocean city, new jersey. a lot of people on the beaches and the weekend is starting sunny and hot.
philadelphia still holding at 89 degrees and reading though 90 and allentown 89 and wilmington 87 with the wind off the ocean cape may point quite a bit cooler with the ocean temperature 60 and air temperature 69 degrees, and it's on the humid side, the heat index just one or two degrees above the air temperature, a little bit uncomfortable there, especially if you don't like the warm weather, for the most part we are rain free and there is a disturbance working through central pennsylvania, it could cut off the isolated thunderstorm, like in the poconos tonight and elsewhere a warm and humid night. 65 in the cooler suburbs and 68 for center city with winds from the southwest at 3 to 6 miles per hour. so tomorrow, looking pretty nice, down the shore 75 degrees and enjoy it, lots of sunshine and put the sunscreen on. in philadelphia it's hot and humid and 92 degrees and the
poconos warm and humid 83 degrees with a spotty thunderstorm possible. so saturday will be the best day of the weekend and then heading into sunday night and monday morning, we'll be dealing with some of this tropical moisture, you see this, getting to zerotation here, had is what likely will form tropical storm bonnie within the next 24 hours. i want to stress. i'm not talking about a direct hit by a tropical system. this system will likely move ashore at charleston, south carolina by sunday and all the computer models are focusing it on moving out to sea. and much of the day on monday we will be hit with heavy downpours. not good for the parades on monday. tomorrow hot and humid and 92 and sunday increasing clouds from the south and muggy and 89 degrees and sunny through the day on monday humid with
tropical downpours, 79 degrees and we dry things out and 87 degrees wednesday for the union game looking nice plenty of sunshine and 84 and we go into the weekend day by day, only at the shore and the poconos coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. "action news" at 5:00 will be right back.
"action news" continues. hello again here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. after weeks of slow moving lines and airports, the tsa is trying to offer memorial weekend travelers some relief. plus newcastle county's only spca is closing its doors and we'll tell you why and where the animals are going. and noah released their hurricane outlook and find out what is in store this hurricane season. now the details on fear of travel troubles. the head of the tsa says he has his agency under control. and adrian baker joins us live from new york with more.
>> reporter: yes, rick and sharrie great to be with you, everybody is on vacation mode, they do have things under control. hopefully giving passengers a less stressful weekend. many fly this weekend and expect the lines to be longer at airports. maybe not this long. after being grilled at a homeland security hearing and an act of congress, green lighting cash for staffing more at airport. the tsa is reporting shorter wait times. in chicago a wait time average of 42 minutes and 28 minutes in seattle. >> i don't think it will be a summer of misery but a summer of a lot of travel. >> and steps taken about the tsa is working, more are using tsa precheck with an average wait time of five minutes or less of wait time. >> i am here every holiday for
15 years now, this the busiest i have seen it. they are moving very well though. >> are w record low gas prices, aaa predicts 38 million people will be on the road. 2.36 there's a gallon on average and the waze app maps out the cheapest gas near you and predicts the best time for you to hit the road. >> you can download the waze app from your app store and download my tsa, the agency is saying that if you do that you can check the wait times for security lines before you get to your airport. channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> thank you. well, hundreds of people are flocking to the shore this weekend. governor chris christie kicked off his memorial weekend walking the boardwalk in point pleasant and says the tourism numbers are
good so far. and it's an important time for businesses getting back on their feet after hurricane sandy. these businesses up and down the beach here down to cape may are so dependant from this moment from memorial day weekend to labor day weekend. they make almost all of their income in those short period of months. >> if you wonder why he is wearing a princeton shirt it's because his son is graduating this weekend. >> if you can't get to the beach there is plenty to do around the city this weekend, to enjoy the unofficial kickoff to summer. john rawlins is live across boathouse row. there is a lot going on right where you are. >> reporter: indeed sharrie. all over the area there are memorial day services that come on monday. that of course is the day set aside to remember those that died serving in the armed forces of the united states. but this is a weekend and just a
fun weekend for a lot of folks, and with the warm weather people are out and about. rick and sheila moses getting a head start on the weekend with a picnic tonight. >> we'll come down here and hang out on the river and have a picnic, we are doing that for 30 year sfwlz pick up our son from the airport tomorrow coxing in from california and then heading down to cape may. >> but if the shore is not in your forecast, how about strapping on a pair of roller skates at it's basks of the delaware river. the roller risk is rolling out summer fest. it's $3 to rent some wheels 10 there's. but horses you want to see it's devon you want. the devon country fair is the largest and oldest multibreed horse show going from now until june 5. and if iron horses is more to your lighting then morris arboretum is where you want to
be this weekend. the railway summer season 2016 kicks off tomorrow. this year's theme is awaken the senses. according to the arboretum's website you can listen to the whoosh of trains as they wiz by. >> 15 railways going strong at the arboretum for 19 years. live along boathouse row. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." the beach bus in delaware is officially back. it takes people from wilmington to rehoboth beach. "action news" was at amtrak as the dart bus taking off for the summer season. it runs every weekend until september 5th. chopper 6 hd is over the walt whitman bridge, traffic is building as people make their way to the memorial day weekend destination. >> yes, they are on their way. and then on a friday folks are
trying to get home for the weekend. matt pellman has an update on the highways and by ways, not just folks at the shore but people trying to get home. >> with so many hours of summer ahead of us, but this ride to the shore points will take some of those hours away from you. it's slow across the span of the walt whitman on to 42 delay continues to creek road and the a.c. expressway. headed eastbound you start to hit the traffic near the atlantic city airport and speeds of 13 and 11 miles per hour all the way to the town of atlantic city. on the garden state parkway, southbound volume is building here at the great egg tolls. heading down to sea isle city this afternoon. cinnaminson a crash at 130, at church road taking out the two light lanes at the tuscan grill, just 6 miles per hour.
and the nasty crash on the boulevard f and c and out drive is blocked and in delco an accident on 95 the southbound split at the blue route, you start to hit the recall of traffic. and the massive wall of traffic, speeds like 14 and 20 miles per hour. coming south of bittles corner south of odessa, an earlier crash there didn't help us out. you'll make it there eventually, have patience and stay safe this afternoon. safety is the key, thank you matt. philadelphia city council has called for an investigation into the revenue made by red light cameras and parking violations. at a hearing today councilmen said they want to know where the money generated is going, some of that is suppose to go to the city and school district. it has generated more than 7$70 million in recent years. and now a man is behind bars
for selling heroin in newcastle county. he was arrested during a traffic stop on old capital trail in newcastle. police found more than 23 grams of heroin and crack cocaine in his car. he faces a long list of charges. philadelphia police have released this surveillance video as they work to track down the teenager who purged a man in the face while walking his dog. it happened on the 1100 block of north 56th street. he walked up to the 61-year-old man and asked him for the time and purged him several times. he was treated for a broken nose. the delaware spca is closing their flag ship animal shelter because of debt. the shelter in stanton will close in three weeks and the property sold and the money for the sale goes towards the spca's georgetown location, where the animals will be relocated.
official says that 20 employees will lose their jobs, today's announcements coming one year after the spca spent $500,000 on a new dog kennel and crate area. they are struggling to fill orders due to the zika outbreak. the united states's only producer of traps for zika carrying mosquitos. residences and businesses are asked to monitor their properties for standing water. property owners in newcastle county could be fined for allowing standing water. read residents would have to pay $50 for having a mosquito breeding habitat in their yarded. parts of texas are zbrund water, at this time several people are still missing. and an airbag recall is
for the strength and energy to get back to doing... ...what you love. ensure. always be you. dangerous flooding in parts of texas has claimed the life of one person and two others are unaccounted for. one person drowns and another person is missing after their vehicle was swept away. entire mobile homes were washed away and roads caved in from the weight of the water. federal regulators added an additional 12 million models to a takata airbag recall today. regulators say the airbags could explode and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers. today's recall is part of a
massive expansion of takata recalls announced earlier this month. jeff skversky is here to talk sports and the phillies getting a real test going up against the best. >> the chicago cubs they are two and a half games out of first. a big game for the phillies. they are facing the best team in baseball, chicago cubs on the road. they did well five of seven at wrigley last year. miguel franco drives in two despite playing with a soar ankle and ties it at 1-1 and the phils give it right back. and jorge solo shot and fills down 2-1 and david ross, no doubt about it. the three run shot, morgan allows four more in the fourth. six total. cubs hit another and when it rains it pours. they went into a rain delays and phils down 6-2 in the seventh.
the sixers have a big decision to make on the first overall pick in the draft. sixers could have five big men three of which could play center. general manager admitted they would explore moving players and that includes, jahlil okafor and the sixers are engaging the trade market for okafor and noel. they struckled to play together last season. the eagles were the worst in the run last year and they made a free agent run at rodney mccloud considered one best in football. >> they are both multidimensional and can cover a lot of ground and play blitz and man and zone. i would be very surprised if the year went on if they are not one
of the better safety tandems in the nfl. imagine getting a shot to play with the eagles, it's a dream come true for 25 kids in the tell wear valley taking part in the challenge to promote a healthy lifestyle. he throws the ball and the sneakers. forget about them. rafael nadal will not celebrate a 10th french open title. he was forced to withdraw because of a sore wrist, he could not move it this morning. north carolina against loyola and maryland against brown in the other semi final. for the 22nd straight year, espn is broadcasting the games from this underrated lacrosse town. >> look at the rosters of the four teams here. i think philly being an obviously major market and everyone condensed in the downtown area for three or four
days adds a ton to it. wait until you see this highlight, what a catch by a high schooler, this is from salt lake city, high school softball state game, freshman keesha white woo -- robs the homer over the fence, take another look. unreal. too bad her team lost. but one of the best plays you'll ever see. my neck hurts just watching it. still to come the hurricane first quarter i'm so sorry, ms. maroney. this personal essay is way harder than i thought, it's just not in my nature to brag on myself. not even a backdoor brag? what's a backdoor brag? sneaking something wonderful about yourself into everyday conversation, like when i tell people, i can't watch musicals cause i have perfect pitch.
. government forecasters are out with their outlook for the
atlanta hurricane season. they say this this year is an average one. noah is predicting four and eight atlanticic hurricanes this weekend that is between one and four major hurricanes. hurricane season officially begins on wednesday. this morning at delmarva power in newark power officials shared their plans for power restoration in case of severe storms and hurricanes. they have extra crews ready to go if a storm is approaching and encourage residents to keep a hurricane kit in their homes and
cars. and the weather the talk today. >> it's going to be a hot one especially tomorrow and into sun. and here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar you can see it's dry across it's area, there is a frontal boundary off to the west and we'll have to track the progress of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm early this evening. otherwise the heat is on. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier this afternoon. we are looking at a beautiful shot -- we don't have the shot but it was beautiful. it was really nice today and you probably noticed an uptick, 90 degrees and ellen town 90 and trend 90 and upper 80s in wilmington and nice breeze 76 degrees at the sea isle city. 90 in trenton and 91 in
allentown and 92 in reading and along the coast 69 and 71 in beach haven. here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have dry conditions now and here is the frontal boundaries we are tracking and the heat is overhead and the humidity as well. that adds to the instability. so a pop-up shower or thunderstorm is likely north and west of philadelphia and north and west of the i-95 corridor. fast forward into the start of our holiday weekend, here is your planner foresaturday. it's sunny and hot and humid. 8:00 a.m. temperature is 74, keep in mind our average is 77. we are close to that tomorrow morning. by 11:00 a.m. above average at 84 degrees and 89 at 2:00 in the afternoon, 92 at 5:00. if we hit the 90s tomorrow is heat wave number one and back down to 84 tomorrow night. at the shore for your forecast, down the shore tomorrow, mostly sunny and a temperature of 75
and 72 on sunday and giving way to increasing clouds and periods of rain on the way with a high temperature of 68 degrees as we track an area of low pressure to the south. if your destination makes you north to the city in the poconos and warm with a pop-up shower likely and 83. and 81 on sunday and showers and storms are the rule on monday with a high temperature back down to 74. this is what we are tracking, it's a tropical depression number two, you see this area of disturbed weather and what we find in comparison to yesterday, the storm is becoming more organized. this will likely become bonnie a tropical system. future tracker 6 showing you in charleston, south carolina, we have got .75 of moisture from sunday night into monday and this is where we expect some moisture to move on through.
as we go through the weekend sun night into monday. the tropical moisture is making its way up the eastern seaboard. and philadelphia could pick up an inch of precipitation with in a. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, hot and humid on saturday, high of 92 and sun to clouds on sunday and 89 and and 79 on monand we are tracking propcal most your. warm on tuesday 87 and back up into the 80s wednesday, thursday and friday. not a bad start but for the actual holiday you may want to bring the party inside on monday. >> thank you. be sure to keep 6abc.com handy on your devices, check your interactive traffic map and rely on storm tracker 6 radar to stay ahead of the weather. a survivor of the holocaust
shared his story today with students in montgomery county. 94-year-old joseph kahn spoke to seventh and eighth graders, and talked about his experience of surviving the nazi concentration camp, kahn was separated from his family and never saw them again, he operated a deli in center city before his retirement.
it was an innational celebration. boaters took part in the 34th annual event and celebrated with cultural food and live entertainment and games and much more. now the "action news" team is coming up with these stories and more. a live team coverage of the holiday forecast and festivities and a moving memorial created at radnor high school honors the true meaning of memorial day.
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canal in delaware. but the big story is the start of the memorial day weekend. welcome to 2016. even though it was breezy and cool at the shore. folks could not resist putting on their bathing suits for a day at the beach. this was ocean city which will likely see the clouds build through the weekend. traffic pretty heavy southbound on i-95 this afternoon in delaware. 38 million americans are taking to the roads for the halladay with the price of gas 17% lower than it was a year ago. of course what everybody wantses to know about is the accuweather forecast. lets go to cecily tynan with that. >> reporter: we are starting off the holiday weekend with the first heat wave of the year, take a look. two days in a row of 90 degree weather, yesterday 90 and today hit 90 and tomorrow will probably be