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it is monday night. monica is off. sharrie williams is joining us and the big story on "action news" is the latest on the investigation into the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. >> abc's adrienne banker is live in new york with the details. adrienneism rick and sharrie, good evening to you. we are learning more about the entire case as well as what the gunman said to a 911 dispatcher while holding a number of victims hostage and hearing from police who stand by their tactics in saving lives. we now have a better idea of the time line in the orlando nightclub massacre that killed 49 people. radio transcripts showing officers inside the club within minutes forcing the shooter omar mateen to retreat into a bathroom with hostages. at 2:35 a.m., 30 minutes after the first shots, omar mateen calls 911 calling himself an islamic soldier, then hanging up. over the next hour, calls from negotiators as the killer claims there is a vehicle
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outside that has some bombs. you people are going get it and i'm going to ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. no explosives are ever found. at 4:21 a.m., police pull an air conditioning unit evacuating a group of survivors. the chief of police stressing there was no gunfire in the three hours it took for s.w.a.t. teams to take mateen down. >> i think there was this misconception that we didn't do anything for three hours and i'm just trying to clarify that's absolutely not true. we have been training for this situation for many, many years since columbine, since 9/11. >> reporter: factors that add to an already complex investigation, abc news learning days before the standoff mateen spent $9,000 on jewelry, two months earlier he signed over his interest in this florida home he owned with this father for just $100. and the fbi initially releasing portions of that 911 call in written form omitting
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any reference to radical islam. they later corrected course after get something criticism not wanting to distract people from the case and giving thus full written transcript. they will not release the audio recordings out of respect for the victims and their families. in new york, adrienne bankert. rick back to you. >> adrienne thank you. gun control is taking center stage in congress today. both democrats and republicans in the senate have introduced their ideas on how to best keep weapons out of the hands of potential terrorists but the bills on the floor have more differences than similarities and a compromise seems to be far off. voting is set to begin in less than half an hour from in you. much more over the fight over gun control tonight at 5:30. >> to a shakeup in the race for the white house. with less than five months to go until election day presumptive republican nominee donald trump has fired his campaign manager. corey lewandowski had been
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with the trump campaign since the beginning. sources with the campaign say he often clashed with advisers encouraging trump to be himself rather than tone down his rhetoric. lewandowski was the source of controversy when he was charged with misdemeanor battery in march after an altercation with a female reporter at a trump rally. the charges were later dropped. today lewandowski said he is still supporting trump in november and is happy to help in any way he can. >> i had a nice conversation with mr. trump and i said to him it's been an honor and privilege to be part of this. i'm so thankful for this chance and i know that what i will do moving forward is share my advice of what i know with mr. trump and his team if they want it. >> well, just hours after that shift in the trump campaign, a new poll was released showing his rival, presumptive democratic nominee hillary clinton in the lead. the numbers from monmouth university show clinton up seven points among registered
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voters and this is the third national poll in a row showing clinton leading the race. >> and turning to accuweather tonight, well, today marks the official start of summer and it sure felt like it outside. looking live from sky6 hd showing you atlantic city. look at all the folks on the beach there. lots of sun helped heat up the delaware valley and the jersey shore. temperatures topped out in the 90's. meteorologist cecily tynan tracking the chance of showers and storms. she's outside with a first look at the forecast. hey, cecily. >> hi, rick and looks like we could be going from steamy today to stormy tomorrow. today definitely feels like summer, 91 degrees the high so far in philadelphia. just 1 degree below the hottest day of the year so far that was 92 back on june 11th. and this is really appropriate since, yes, summer officially begins this evening. the summer solstice. the time that the sun's direct rays are over the tropic of cancer, that's the highest north they get all year and that marks the official beginning of summer. and it's going to be a very
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warm night. temperatures through the overnight hours just dropping down into the 70's and then early tomorrow morning, i am tracking the chance of some thunderstorms rolling in. satellite6 along with action radar showing what i'm tracking, if you look over across the midwest, you can see that line of storms with a severe thunderstorm watch north of cincinnati. that's the front that will be pushing in tomorrow and this could bring us a couple opportunities for storms. i'll talk more about when, where and how much coming up in the full accuweather forecast. sharrie. >> cecily see you when you come. in meantime authorities in bucks county say they plan to interview the children found inside the home of a man facing sexual assault charges. the action cam was outside that home in feasterville today where public works crews were boarding up the side of the house. 12 girls were found inside that home thursday after a tip call to police. according to police, one of the youngsters who is now 18 is the mother of two of the others. the owner of the home, lee
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kaplan, and the 18-year-old's parents, daniel and savilla stoltzfus are all facing charges related to the case. >> police in chester county still have yet to name a suspect or a motive after a 62-year-old woman was found beaten to death inside her own home. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside of tredyffrin township police tonight with the latest on the investigation. katherine. >> reporter: rick, tredyffrin township police and detectives continues to investigate this one a woman found beaten to death inside her home. so far authorities haven't said if they've identified any suspects. today unread newspapers still sit in the drive way of this berwyn home days after a woman was found murdered. investigators say friday morning around 8:30 a relative called police after discovering 62-year-old denise barger dead inside her home on the 900 block of heather stone drive.
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authorities say they died of blunt force trauma. law enforcement taped off the home as they searched the property for evidence. barger's husband died in march and public records show the widow recently sold her home but hadn't moved out yet. now tredyffrin township police and chester county detectives are trying to determine what happened to her and why. and we did speak to several neighbors off camera today. they are stunned that this happened in their quiet community and they are hoping that authorities can can get to the bottom of this very soon. we're live in berwyn, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> all right, katherine, thank you. now new at 5:00, a man and woman are facing burglary charges after they allegedly tried to break into a home in new castle county. police say koran angle and monet lewis were trying to get into an apartment saturday morning. investigators say the two led police on a briefcase after they found them hiding in the parking lot. police say they found evidence linking the two to the
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burglary. well, philadelphia's controversial beverage tax is now officially a city law. [cheers and applause] philadelphia mayor jim kenney signed the bill this morning at city hall. council members approved the tax last week which amounts to a one and a half cent per ounce levy on drinks with added sweeteners. most of the revenue will be spent on city programs, namely, education. the beverage industry fiercely fought the bill and has promised to file a challenge in court. >> from our new jersey bureau tonight, the garden state is getting a new chief technology officer and cyber security adviser in trenton today governor cyst cys -- cyst cyst named dave weinstein to the office. he'll serve as a cabinet member. christie talked about the importance of cyber security saying he had been the victim
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of identity theft himself. >> changes lie to make in my own personal life have instructing me on just how important this is and how it impacts every individual in new jersey who has their identity compromised. >> technology is both a great risk to the state but it also presents great opportunities. >> governor christie also called on investing $10 million to increase the security of the state's information systems to prevent cyber attacks. he also wants a comprehensive audit each state department's i.t. systems. christie expects an update by labor day he says. >> all right. it is time now for the "action news" traffic report on this monday. >> get an update from matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hey, matt, how was the weekend. >> weekend was good. i did a little road trip which was a lot of fun. >> nice. >> people doing a road trip this afternoon along 95 is going to regret it. it is a mess rick and sharrie especially on the northbound side where that travel time now sits at an hour. should be about a quarter of that but we have this truck
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accident in the northbound two right lanes by the exit for cottman avenue. yes, right in the work zone. southbound there was a crash as well. that one is off to the side. southbound is still heavy as you come down from woodhaven but it's northbound that you really need to avoid its a standstill from tasker in south philadelphia the whole way up to cottman avenue. think about using the boulevard, think about using local roads like frankford avenue. think about working your way into new jersey and using 130 northbound. it will be better than 8 miles per hour on 95 northbound but if you're headed into new jersey watch out for police activity on the ben franklin bridge jersey bound taking out the right lane. the walt would be a better bet and offer the ben the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound is jammed once again. we expect it all week because of the emergency construction. so, a will the going on. we'll check it again, rick and sharrie, in the next half hour. >> all right, that's for certain. thank you, matt. much more still ahead on "action news at 5:00. in health and health check there's a new tool in the fight against drug addiction and it's already giving parents in our area hope for a full recovery. >> it's over, it's rover.
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cleveland is a city of champions once again. >> great game, right. >> uh-huh. >> later in sports we've got more on the cavaliers big win bringing home cleveland's first pro sports title since 1964. those stories and more when "action news" comes back.
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>> health check tonight. local pharmaceutical company is set to start testing a potential vaccine against the zika virus. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us at the big board with all the details tonight. ali. >> reporter: hey, guys. inova pharmaceuticals is in plymouth metering. they'll start enrolling 40 healthy adults to test the zika vaccine. they're looking to make sure it is safe and that it also has the potential to work. i visited the company when they were working on an ebola vaccine. they say their vaccine for zika aims to prime the immune system to recognize and attack the zika virus. in animal tests it has shown an immune response. several other companies are also racing to develop a zika vaccine. it has been linked to birth defects and a paris. new treatment to help people battling with opioid
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addict. some in our area are the first to receive it. it's specifically for people in long term recovery programs. >> you all set. >> all set. >> reporter: indicat katie bulls game has fought addiction for a long time. despite her success, it's still a battle and she relies on medication to fight cravings. she had been taking pills daily but now she's trying a long term option, called probufin. dr. mike cal frost says tiny rods are inserted under the arm. they deliver the drugs for six months. >> the medication comes out at a steady rate. >> reporter:. the rods are placed using a local anesthetic and a tithe incision. >> in six months time we will remove it. >> reporter: and another set will go in her other arm. indicate see says she got hooked on painkillers and then heroin. the highs soon became miserable lows. >> trying to get money selling things for money, so stealing
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for money so that's when i got in a lot of trouble. >> reporter: katie was caught and sent to rehabilitation by court. since then she's turned her life around and now manages a recovery house. >> my life is 24/7 recovery. >> reporter: she thinks it will let her focus more on others and also help disspell the fear addicts often have about new treatments. >> is this going work? i going feel the same way? i'd rather stick with the -- >> how does it feel. >> it feels good. >> reporter: and this new treatment was just approved last month. experts and addicts agree there is a great need for more therapies to help people get clean and stay clean. dr. frost says the benefit with this is that it is a steady and low dose of medication and once it's implanted, it is automatic. rick and sharrie, we'll continue to follow that one. >> that's promising hopefully. >> much more still to come on "action news" tonight. some budding chemists got to put their skills to the test
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today in center city. >> plus, a heads up for ticketmaster users. why you might have a voucher for free shows sitting in your account. details on "action news" when we come right back.
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>> if you've ever bought a ticket off chances are you've got an offer for a free show sitting in your account. the company was sued back in 2003 for charging excessive fees. ticketmaster settled in april. that means each customer in the u.s. who used the web site between october of 1999 and february of 2013 will get a ticket code good for two tickets to selected events. a list of those events has yet to be released though. in all the settlement was worth $45 million. some young softball stars from across the region competing with the host hopes of being scouted to play in college. 250 women are playing in the 30 game tournament at fdr park. many players in the past have gone on to receive scholarships or admission to some of the country's finest colleges and universities. good luck to the athletes and play ball. >> they may be young but they
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are smart and they know their chemistry. the national you be the chemist challenge was held at the kimmel center today. it's a quiz bowl that engages the fifth through eighth graders in chemistry concepts and their real world applications. prizes for the winners include scholarships worth more than $18,000. today was a dave pomp and circumstance. >> ♪ a lot to celebrate as the class of 2016 was saluted at widener memorial school in philadelphia's olney section. these young boys and girls have persevered despite disabilities. and the proud loved ones snapping pictures welcomed the class of 2016 at parkway northwest high in germantown. the grads now begin a new journey of excitement. also today penn treaty high school grads just received their diplomas on penn's landing.
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the independent sea port museum hosted their milestone day. best of luck to all of the graduates moving forward. >> congratulations. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of that forecast for you. >> let's head outside. can i 6hd showing a live picture of wilmington delaware. meteorologist cecily tynan is coming up with that exclusive accuweather fiche day forecast t when "action news" comes right back. (vo) we went to hollywood to ask if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili
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could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. with just one bite, they knew. now it's your turn to make the switch.
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, meteorologist cecily tynan is ushering in sucher officially and boy, did it feel like it. >> it certainly does. we have lots of sunshine, temperatures in the 90's. humidity levels not that bad and sky6 taking a look over the commodore barry bridge and this is a great day to be near some body of water because it certainly is hot. second day in a row of temperatures at 91 degrees in philadelphia, trenton 90, dover also 90. cape may point closer to the open you get that wind off the ocean, it's cooler 78 degrees, allentown 89 and reading currently 88 degrees. dewpoints show you that the humidity levels are tolerable. less than 60 degrees, so generally comfortable, but it will be getting more humid later on tonight and tomorrow. now, satellite6 along with action radar showing the front that i'm tracking for tomorrow, it's this cold front and there's kind of a broken line of some thunderstorms and this front will be pressing in
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as we head through the overnight hours and that will bring us an opportunity for some showers and thunderstorms early tomorrow morning. so, tonight it gets more humid. some of those late thunderstorms in the wee hours of the morning, 72 degrees in philadelphia, so a warm night for the first night of summer. allentown 68. wilmington 70 and the boardwalk in atlantic city 69 degrees. not only is this a summer solstice, it's also a full moon known as a strawberry moon in june and this is the first time we've had the summer solstice and the full moon on the same day since 1948. so, once the sun sets, we'll have plenty of moonlight to enjoy the evening. future tracker showing as we head into tomorrow morning, this is when we likely will see some scattered showers and thunderstorms developing along i-95 very early around 6:00 and this whole complex will shift across south jersey and delaware later in the afternoon around 5 o'clock and this is when we could have our second round of some showers and thunderstorms.
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so, this is really the area of concern. south jersey and delaware tomorrow afternoon, i don't think everyone will get the strong to severe storms but those who do could be dealing with some damaging wind and even some hail. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it's going to be humid. not as hot as do with a high of 88 degrees. some thunderstorms in the morning around philadelphia. more in the afternoon in delaware and south jersey. behind this system on wednesday, it's breezy and warm, 88 degrees, mostly sunny skies and thursday we have a good chance of some widespread rain, perhaps even some gusty thunderstorms. we'll need the umbrellas on thursday, a high of 80 and heading into next weekend, good timing. we're clearing things out on friday, 84 degrees and saturday warming up to 88 and adam will let you know if that warmup continues through sunday coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast guys. >> thank you. more "action news" is coming up in just a moment.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. monica is off. sharrie williams joining us tonight. here's what's happening on "action news" monday evening. lawmakers in the u.s. senate are tackling four new pieces of gun legislation
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aimed at keeping americans safe in the wake of several mass shootings including the orlando nightclub massacre. big time heroin distribution ring is out of business in philadelphia. and a special honor for a local couple who spent several decades of dedicated service with the delaware fire department. we will show you. >> ♪ >> now to the developing news from capitol hill. you are taking a live look now at the floor of the u.s. senate where lawmakers are wrapping up debates and will start voting on new pieces of legislation aimed at overhauling guns and gun ownership in america. >> congress has been under increasing pressure to take a firm stance against military style weapons ending up in the hands of some civilians. >> the tipping point came over a week ago when a man walked into an orlando nightclub and killed 49 people. >> that's right. here is a quick look at the four bills on the table. one nra backed bill would increase the resources available to prosecutors for violators of gun laws. another would close the
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so-called gun show loophole by requiring background checks on gun purchasers at gun shows and over the internet. >> the third would block the sale of guns to people on the terror watch list for 72 hours while the government assesses whether that person is actually a terror threat. the last bill goes even further than that. barring anyone on a terror watch list from buying a gun. >> let's go now to abc's lana zak live on capitol hill tonight with more. >> lana, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, rick and sharrie and i spoke with legislators both republican and democratic senators today. none of them seem that able to make the kind of compromises that would ensure that any of those four pieces of legislation would actually pass. in washington today, continued outrage that the shooter in orlando was able to legally buy the weapons used in the worst mass shooting in u.s. history despite being watched by the fbi. the white house trying to
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bring together bipartisan support for reform. >> majority of democrats who support closing that background check loophole. there's able evidence to indicate that a majority of republicans and a majority of gun owners share the same view. >> reporter: but republicans and democrats are split on how best to respond. democrats supporting legislation dubbed no fly, no buy. that would stop anyone on the no-fly list from purchasing a gun. it would lower the standard from refusal to probable cause to reasonable belief. but republicans are against a ban advocating a three day wait period instead. that they say will allow for a period to clarify if the person is really a danger. meanwhile a victory of sorts for gun control advocates coming from the supreme court. today deciding not to take up the assault weapons ban. this action by the court leaves in place gun control legislation passed in the wake of the sandy hook elementary shooting. >> of course it's personal its my home state and, you know, it stems out of my mother's murder. regardless of the outcome tonight the issue is on the
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forefront of everybody's mind and that in itself is a victory. >> reporter: and erica, her mother being the hero principal of sandy hook elementary also told me that she's noticing a change in the environment she says she believes that even if the votes don't pass today that she's confident that it will happen at some point. reporting live from capitol hill, lana zak, channel6 "action news." back to you, rick. >> lana, thank you for that report. a connecticut judge heard arguments today on whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by families of victims of the sandy hook massacre. they are suing the manufacturer of the gun used by adam lanza to kill six adults and 20 children in newtown back in 2012. remmington arms is the maker of the bush master ar-15 similar to the ar-15 used by omar mateen the orlando nightclub shooter. the company's argues the lawsuit should be dismissed on several technical grounds including a federal law that protects gun makers from liability. >> how many more newtowns, how
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many more san bernadinos, how many more auroras and how many more orlandos and probably in six months we can add another name to the list until the remmingtons of the world say you know what, it just isn't worth it any. >> as we said, today the supreme court refused to hear a challenge to assault weapon bans passed in connecticut and new york. that means the law prohibiting semi automatic weapons and large comas is the magazines will be upheld for now. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the gun debate on capitol hill and connecticut. you can watch that tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news this monday, authorities in gloucester county have identified a man found murdered inside his home. but it's still not clear who targeted him or why. the victim's name is john gardener and he's 24 years old. detectives found him with a gunshot wound inside of a home along the 1300 block of pine street in paulsboro just before midnight.
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medics rushed him to the hospital where he died a short time later. philadelphia detectives are looking into a suspicious car fire in south philadelphia overnight. this happened near the intersection of mifflin and hicks street. witnesses told officers they heard an explosion and then saw people run from the scene right before the car burst into flames. no one was hurt. police are also on the lookout for a man who held up a 7-eleven in olney. this happened last week at the location along the 100 block of east champlost avenue. the suspect pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money. well, the worker filled a bag with cash and handed it over and the thief took off. >> more arrests expected after police uncovered a heroin distribution operation in philadelphia. pleasure rivered santos alvarez ruiz and felipe fontanez burgos earlier this month after narcotics agents put them under surveillance
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and today attorney general kathleen kane showed off some of the drugs and money that were confiscated. police say they seized 250 grams of heroin that was worth $85,000. >> when you cut that down into, say, a typical heroin user may use about 10 bags a day, now we're looking at 360 either individuals or 360 days that one person is continuing to use this heroin. if they make it that long. >> kane also said that the state has a new focus on arresting people that sell heroin at the street level, no the just the suppliers. surveillance cameras captured a thief red handed late friday night in port richmond. this is along the 2700 block of east somerset street. detectives say the suspect broke into a garage through a side door and stole a bike, several hand tools including power drills, a lie powered air pump and then took off. if you recognize him, philadelphia police would like to hear from you. >> the arrival of a statue in new castle county, delaware,
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was bittersweet for a 90-year-old man. joe's family paid $50,000 for the statue now going up outside of the talleyville fire company. joe had serve there had for 70 years. the bronze statue honors the company's fallen firefighters and his late wife gladys. she dedicated 30 years to the ladies oks sill area at talleyville. the statue traveled to two continents before making its way home. >> this statue was sent to milan, italy. it took 100 days to make this bronze statue. >> the statue stands 4-foot 11. the exact light of joe's late wife. >> well, the headliners were announced today for this year's made in america music festival in philadelphia. and rihanna will be among the stars taking the stage by the art museum. the band coldplay is another huge draw on the ticket. made in america is labor day weekend september 3rd and 4th.
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members of the tidal music service can start buying tickets this wednesday at 10:00 a.m. the general public can get them on monday a week from today at 10:00 a.m. sales benefit local chapters of the united way. >> more big acts. >> yeah. >> in the lineup. >> time for a check of the "action news" traffic report. >> matt pelman who is always hard at work work work work -- [laughter] >> these poor people, they're going slow, slow, slow this evening, rick unfortunately. 95 northbound what a mess because of this accident. now over an hour and a half later it's still blocking the two right lanes. involves a couple of trucks. we just watched a heavy duty tow truck pull up here so hopefully they can get this tractor-trailer out of the way shortly. but for quite awhile now just that left lane has been opened on 95 northbound here in the work zone in the spot that would normally be busy. so as you can imagine, this is not doing good things to the traffic this afternoon. northbound is stacked solid from south philadelphia up to cottman. southbound we had one accident that cleared.
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then another in the backlog so speeds there in the 20's coming down from woodhaven. especially in you're headed northbound stick to the roosevelt boulevard, stick to the local streets, even go into new jersey and use 130 northbound but if you're doing that, you probably don't want to use the ben franklin bridge. still police activity here jersey bound in the right lane so it's jammed leaded toward the garden state. and on 295 in burlington county, big backups because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer here. you start to hit the brakes south of 195 on down to approaching florence columbus where lanes are blocked and farther south on 295 in delaware there's a crash just off the delaware memorial bridge. so, it's jammed there as well, rick and sharrie, back over to you. >> okay. thanks again, matt. >> matt, do you know that rihanna song? >> i do, yes. >> i figured you do. >> work, work, work. >> of course line. >> okay. >> apparently rick knows it, too. matt, thanks. >> only know three words. >> it is a day they have dreamed about for years. the 2016 class of parkway west high school in philadelphia
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made it to graduation. it's the end of one journey and the start of a new chapter. congratulations. >> much more still to come on "action news" monday night. frightening moments captured on cell phone video when a bounce house goes flying into the air right next to some high powered lines. >> and an uninvited guest decides to take a dip in a new jersey swimming pool and stick around for a bit. a family captures quite the scene when a bear stops by for a visit. adam. >> got the right idea. swimming on a hot day. in fact, it is still technically spring. summer solstice beginning of summer will arrive this evening at 6:44 p.m. we'll talk about the temperatures stepping down as we go into the first week of summer in that accuweather 7-day forecast. >> all right. adam, thanks. plus ducis rodgers has phillies sixers and those championship cavaliers coming up in sports when "action news" comes right back. >> all right. >> ♪
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>> we are hearing a 911 call about that two-year-old boy killed by an alligator near disney's magi magic kingdom. >> 911 what's your location. what's your emergency. >> somebody in the lake. >> lane gravers drowned in the
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lake after being snatched by the gator at disney's grand floridian resort. his father could not pull him away. the beach had posted no swimming signs. alligator warning signs are now being added. disney our parent company is can considering whether to reopen the beaches. they were immediately shut down as a precaution. a gust of wind sent a bounce house flying from a birthday party in niagara new york. a parent at the party grand her cell phone and started recording it. it swirled in the air and finally crashed into a power line and touched off a spark. thankfully no children were inside that bounce house at the time. >> ducis rodgers here now talking sports and phillies in a bit of a slump. >> a bit? it's been like about five or six weeks since they've not been in a slump. they're not a very good baseball team right now. manager pete mackanin says his phillies are snake bitten. perhaps the pun was intended considering they've been getting eaten alive by the diamondbacks this afternoon, another downer. no hot teams just hot weather at the park these days.
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first inning, the phillies are happy that this guy is out of town. that's jake lam. a two run blast off of jeremy hellickson. lam's second of the series. he goes nine for 17 in this four game set. phils trail three-zip. second inning goodell to center field. breedall misplaced it badly. he makes up for it in the third inning. hernandez is sure he has a base hit. how about that diving catch. phillies bats once again go cold. cameron rough strikes out for the second time to end the ball game. phillies have lost seven straight, 24 of 30. three life one the final here. >> disappointing to lose home, on the road, oh and six home stand is never fun but just got to move on. >> it's not easy but, you know, we still have plenty of games left and it's either that or give up and i'm not giving up. these guys, there's a lot of good -- they can do some
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things. we've proved that in the first two months of the season and i'm going just keep pushing that em to get back to where they were. >> 52 years or 18,800 days, that's how long the city of cleveland went between professional championships. lebron james helped to end that drought last night. he and the cavs returned to cleveland this afternoon with championship trophy in tow. i doubt anyone in cleveland slept a wink since last night's game. the casts beat the warriors in a memorable game seven. they became the first team in finals history to erase a three-one deficit. lebron james was named finals m.v.p. after the game he was overcome with emotions. >> i gave everything that i had. i poured my heart my blood my sweat my tears into this game and -- first time ever to come back from a three-one deficit, this is special. >> cleveland! this is for you. >> i understood what everyone
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felt for the last 50 plus years and i'm happy to be a part of history. i can't wait to get back home. i'm ready to get you to guys. >> now, the upcoming nba draft. we know which team will be picking first, that's the sixers. we still don't know if it will be lsu's ben simmons or duke's brandon ingram going number one. the draft is thursday. sixers continue to work out players leading up to thursday. today was ryan arcidiacono's turn. he says this was his 11th workout for an nba team. he'll meet with the pelicans tomorrow its been nonstop for arch but being busy is good. >> just crazy honestly. i mean graduation there was no sad faces on campus up until graduation and just i've moved down to maryland had some workouts and i flew around the country working out for all these nba teams. really crazy. i'm glad it's settling down and i can focus on the next chapter of my life. >> coming up at 6 o'clock we'll hear from ben simmons. he'll tell us what being picked number one overall
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would mean to him. it looks like the sixers will take him but you never know what happens come draft night. >> who's going, jeff. >> jeff will be there. >> good deal. >> on the road packing the bags. >> all right, thank you ducis. >> philadelphia police helped students in germantown celebrate the end of the school year. officers from the 14th district spent the day interacting with kids at the samuel pennypacker. the young students were able to explore the inside of a police cruiser and they got to test out the radio and the lights. their summer break starts wednesday. >> ♪ fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mrs. wagner's car to arrive for the airport, she can use fios to download the movie "up in the air" to watch while she's... up in the air. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now you can get 100 meg internet
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>> a large black bear cooled off in a new jersey family's pool yesterday. the family hoped to enjoy a relaxing evening around the water when they noticed the bear beat them to it. as you can see the bare just swam around even played with some of the pool toys. after he was done he shook himself off and headed down the street. we can't slow you because law wearing a speedo. the residents in the area say bears often visit the neighborhood. wow. >> i bet he was bearing it all. >> the heat was unbearable. [laughter] >> the pool is the place to be if you can get to one. >> yeah or the shore because of the sea breeze. we're going cool it off a little bit the rest of the week but staying very summer-like. as we take a look at double scan radar all is quiet right now.
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we'll be tracking a few scattered downpours and storms. throughout your tuesday they will be of the scattered variety but until then that sunshine going to work live on sky6 another place again to beat the heat is the shore. some good breakers there to body surf in atlantic city looking live on sky6. still decent amount of people at this six can clock hour enjoying that cooling effect off of the ocean. as we look at the summer like temperatures, yesterday 91 degrees in philadelphia, matching that today of 91 degrees. well above the normal of 84 and summer officially arrives here in a little more than a half an hour. as we look at the number in tren it's 90 degrees, 89 in the lehigh valley, 88 reading as well as wilmington, 90 in dover but then again right along the shore it's only in the 70's, the ocean temperature has bumped up the last few days now sitting at 71. the number goes from the 70's
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quickly into the lower 80's. we have that full strawberry moon turning humid as well. again pop-up late thunderstorms or showers coming in from the north and west in the predawn hours, four, five, 6:00 a.m. through philadelphia with temperatures right around that 70-degree mark so as we track them on future tracker at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning it will be a broken line of some of these downpours or thunderstorms as a cold front approaches from the north and west and this front is going to stall in southern areas during the afternoon tomorrow. so, while philadelphia, lehigh valley, poconos it is a sunny afternoon, southern areas of new jersey, the beaches in delaware and the shore communities and new jersey watch for scattered thunderstorms to pop in the afternoon and some of them could contain some strong winds or even some small hail. down the shore tomorrow it is partly sunny, scattered afternoon storms, a moderate risk for rip currents with temperature in the 80's with a southerly wind and that sea breeze kicking in in the afternoon. as you head into cape may county low 80's for highs. the beaches in delaware not much of a sea breeze there
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because of the wind can coming in out of the southwesterly direction with the ocean temperature of 71. then behind the front on wednesday high pressure comes in. we drop the humidity. it is still very warm, above average of 88 degrees but we're not going to hit the low 90's as we go through the rest of the week and the winds will be whipping out of the west on wednesday between about 12 and 20 miles an hour. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, a pair of 88's for the next couple of days. watch for some scattered storms tomorrow especially southern new jersey and delaware in the afternoon. it's dry, warm breezy wednesday 88. rain with some gusty thunderstorms on thursday as a more compact system passes through for most of us at 80 degrees and then that heads off the coast and a northerly wind takes over friday. it's beautiful. average of 84. and then the weekend right now looking really nice, above average, upper 80's, just a few clouds both days and then a little bit more unsettled as we led into monda head into mona temperature of 86 degrees.
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overall not looking too has been spree in not bad. >> students at two technical high schools combined their graduation ceremonies. action calm was at penn's landing when seniors from kensington urban education academy and kensington international business accepted their diplomas today.
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nothing should get in the way of the things you love. ♪ get america's fastest internet. only from xfinity. >> a horse that was found pelted with dozens of paintballs in lancaster county back in march has died. lilly was found abandoned at a horse auction stable. she was treated at penn vet's new bolton center in kennett square before being adopted by jon stewart last movement stuart posted on facebook that the 35-year-old horse passed away at his middletown new jersey farm on saturday under her favorite tree. >> ♪ >> and that's going to do it for "action news at 5:00 and 5:30. jim gardner standing by with these stories and more at 6:00 mayor jim kenney signs the beverage tax into law. how that tax will be implemented uncollected.
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>> vandals strike six businesses in bucks county. we'll show you the damage done to vehicles. plus the latest on the investigation. >> that and much more coming up next. for monica malpass adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody ducis rodgers sharrie williams the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night. police search for a motive in the murder of a chester county woman and fire damages a business in chalfont bucks
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county. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the era of the beverage tax in philadelphia. it has begun. mayor jim kenney put pen to paper in city hall signing the controversial bill into law. the one and a half per -- one and a half cent per ounce tax on sugary and diet drinks is scheduled to take effect january 1st. it will raise more than $90 million a year most of which will go to pre-k programs and restoring community and rec centers but there is still the question of implementation and collection of this tax. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at a beverage distributor in yeadon. john, how will this work and what are the potential snags? >> reporter: well, jim, the city says it's pretty straight forward. this is not a retail tax. it is a wholesale tax and it would be collected at the wholesale level. wholesalers will have to sign up by december and collect the tax when it's started to happen in january. but one bottler who has been


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