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"action news", delaware valley a's leading news program with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky and walter perez. saturday night i'm walter perez. commuters who take septa's regional rail might need to expect big changes after this weekend, one-third of those trains will go out of service because of the defect. plus well known local couple dies during a fire inside their home in delaware county. but the big story is a
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spectacular start to the fourth of the july weekend, anyway you slice it, sunny skies, mild temperatures make today perfect. "action news" reporter trish hartman is at the jersey shore with the place to be live from longport with how folks are spending the first week end of july, trish? >> reporter: well, walter as far as these days goes, it doesn't get much better than this at longport there is still plenty of people outside on the beach enjoying the nice breeze. after yesterday's storms people were really ready to even eye their fourth of july weekend and spend today soaking up the sun. stars and stripes were every where, on this perfect beach day in ventnor. lunchtime rolled around what could be more american... then firing up the grill. >> they are able to grill out on the beach this weekend for free without any permit. you can do gas or charcoal so now we will do it every year. >> reporter: in years past they had to buy a permit from the city but not this year.
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beach tank holders can grill for free through fourth of july. family is getting ready for a feast and they came prepared with multiple tents and two grills. >> steaks, chicken, shrimp. >> i have been waiting for my brother to get started with that grill. >> i told him i'm not cook to go day. >> reporter: in margate plenty of people were enjoying the waves but had to watch out for a strong over toe. life guard had to make more rescues then usual and asking swimmers to stay close to the sand. >> it is going toward the rocks so they go back out by rock so people just go down this way. >> waves were really pulling me forward and then next thing they are pulling you back deeper. >> reporter: now, the life guard say they will be dealing with that under toe, for the rest of the weekend, so they are encouraging swimmers to pay attention to the life guard and to stay close to shore. live from longport trish hartman for channel six a "action news". walter. >> thanks, trish. speaking of the weather it is time for the a accu weather
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forecast. meteorologist melissa magee is at the accu weather big board with what we can expect over the long holiday weekend, melissa. >> we certainly had a beautiful start to the holiday weekend. highs in the upper 70's and 80's here in philadelphia a right now on i-95 corridor numbers are in the 70's. seventy-seven in philadelphia. seventy-four in wilmington. outside to the north and west up in allentown lehigh valley 77. seventy-five in the poconos and cape may. coming in at a comfortable 76 degrees. dew point is really low right now. dew point numbers are in the 40's and 50's. we've got a comfortable air mass overhead. it stays that way for rest of tonight and for that matter for the day on sunday. as well. evening planner, swimming is nice when you want to dine outside, 7:00 p.m. that temperature at 78. will hold at 78 at 8:00 tonight. partly cloudy skies at 9:00 p.m., 75, 73 at 10:00 p.m. and down to 71, mostly clear skies. so humidity stays low through the rest of tonight, few more cloud will roll in into sunday
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and then showers will a live for fourth of july, we will talk about how that could impact fire works, details coming up with the full, exclusive accu weather forecast, walter. >> thanks, melissa. "action news" has you covered on line and social media this holiday weekend. we have live traffic and weather updates anytime on six and be sure to follow us on facebook and on twitter for any updates, this independent day weekend. and the fourth of july fun continues inside the national constitution center where visitors got to go forward and learn with free admission all day to day. it doesens of children enjoyed story time, they got free gift bags as well, it is a all part of the wawa welcome america, go forward and learn festivities. some significant news for anyone who relies on septa to get around, one-third of the regional rails, this week is going out of service. septa identified a structural defect on the regional railcars. 120 of those train cars are now out of surface waiting inspection and septa warns that those inspections could
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take time. because of the holiday weekend the real commuting issues won't begin until tuesday. the septa is scheduled to hold a press conference tomorrow, to let commuters know what contingency plans will be put into place. a 70 year-old man was killed, while trying to chase down a septa bus this afternoon in west philadelphia. investigators say the man was at belmont and girard streets right around 2:30 trying to catch the route 15 bus when somehow he ended up under the bus and crushed by a rear tire. no word on the victim's identity and was pronounced dead at the scene. in southwest philadelphia area today a man crashed his car after suffering a heart attack. it happened at 12:30 at intersection of the forty-sixth street and wood land avenue. witnesses tell "action news" it certainly appeared that 25 year-old man suffered some sort of a medical condition before he collided with another vehicle. they say in the end, they found him unconscious inside of his locked vehicle. >> we tried to open up the doors, and it was still in drive. i don't my radio and radioed
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my department to call 911. now 911 responded and they broke the glass and got the guy out, laid him out, he was kind of blue in the face, you know, and they resuscitated him. >> medics say it was a heart attack. he is hospitalized tonight but no word on his condition at this hour. from our delaware news room new castle county police are investigating a homicide in claymont. officers were called to the 200 block of chestnut avenue at 9:00 this morning for a report of the women screaming. when they arrived they found a woman and a man both suffering from gunshot wounds. would the men was pronounced dead at the scene, man was taken to the hospital in grave condition. the owners of the popular hoagie shop in delaware county were killed, during an intense fire this morning. theodore and barbara fine own slack's hoagie house in springfield. the investigators say source of the fire appears to be a meat smoker outside their home. "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live at the home in morton with details, jeff? >> reporter: hi there walter.
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you can see the burnout home behind me is boarded up at this point. the blaze was so intense we're told that fire fighters had to get out over fear hot that the home would collapse. meanwhile the community is in mourning as the couple who lived here is remembered for their generosity. fire fighters rushed to the scene of this raging house fire in the 600 block of jeter lane just after 5:00 a.m. police arrived first and tried to rescue two people inside. >> while doing so they found two victims just inside front door at bottom of the steps. >> reporter: morton fire chief dean camp says, it prevented police and initially fire fighters from reaching the husband and wife. they are identified as theo and barbara fine, both 58, owners of slack's hoagie shop in springfield. >> my belief is that they got down to the first floor, right inside of the front doorway and then got a lung breath full of super heated gas and smoke and at that point were rendered unconscious.
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>> reporter: kemp say fire started in the rear of the house where meat smoker was operate go ahead of the planned weekend picnic. one tank ruptured and likely fueled the fire. neighbors and fellow business owners remember the fines as a kind hearted couple who supported their community, signs inside their sandwich shop from local groups thanked the couple for donate to go various causes. >> they were good to the high schools and they were very nice people, and in the community shop all the time. >> i go into her shop all the time and she does a lot she comes in, and she would bring food here. all the time. very nice people. >> reporter: couple has two adult sons. their impact on the community wasn't lost on those who tried desperately to save them. >> they were key cornerstone in this community. there wasn't a time you could not reach out to them at a time of need. >> reporter: investigators will look into what caused that cook tore malfunction. meanwhile chief put the out this warning which is especially relevant this
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holiday weekend. he says if you are going to grill or use a meat cooker don't do it on a deck or within 20 feet of your house. we are live from morton delaware county, jeff chirico for channel six a "action news". >> tragic story, thanks jeff. demetrius william has been charged with involuntary manslaughter a and hose of other charges in connection with the four year-old girl shot herself in the face and then died. police say williams, who is mother's boyfriend was one who left a loaded handgun inside of a upstairs bedroom of the home. little girl, sammy holmes, fired a bullet directly in her eye socket sitting inside the closet. holmes mother that tea a holmes is charged with murder. a serial bank thief has struck again. this time fbi says so-called straw hat bandit robbed pnc bank in north wales montgomery county this morning. investigators say this time suspect showed a gun and ordered customers to get to the ground before taking any money. police suspect it is the same person who robbed ten other banks a cross montgomery and bucks counties, over the past
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four years. each case, the thief is wearing etan hat and a makeshift mask as a disguise. much more to come on "action news" tonight, sad news from new york city where holocaust survivor and noble laureate allie giselle has died. unique way to learn about life and legacy of one of philadelphia's favorite daughters, visitors to a local museum are getting a glimpse of marion anderson. sixers continue to work on their roster, jeff skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back.
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allie gisele has died. he was author of the, book entitled night, detailing experiences inside a concentration camp that included the murders of his parents and sister. he and two other sisters survived. he went on to write more than 60 books and was involved in many humanitarian efforts. was awarded noble peace prize
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in 1986, and he was 87 years old. hillary clinton was interviewed this morning by the fbi about her use of the private e-mail server for government business. presumed democratic presidential nominee does not believe there is likelihood she will be brought up on charges. experts also think that is unlikely. today's meeting may indicate that the justice department's year long investigation is drawing to a close. the white house says that a u.s. citizen was among 20 hostages killed during an attack on the restaurant in bangladesh. state department has not identified that victim just yet though. we do know that two students from emery university in atlanta were among those killed and that one of them is from miami. in addition, a student from berkley who was an indian national was also killed. and world news saturday will have have have much more on the victims from the attack in bangladesh as well as latest on hillary clinton's e-mail investigation coming up at 6:30 right here after "action news". a banner honoring a hometown hero went up this morning in new castle, delaware. a action cam was on the scene
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at kirkwood highway, in elsmere, as the town's first banner was dedicated. it is in honor of new castle county police lieutenant joe szczerba killed in the line of duty five years ago. members of the szczerba's family with his brothers and sisters in blue were there for the ceremony. ♪god bless america >> the national marion anderson residence museum is celebrating independent day, with cup cakes and other delights. the visitors were able to tour mrs. anderson's house in center city while listening to live performances and looking at some of the dresses the legendary singer once wore. marion anderson was a famous opera singer and civil rights activist. i want to trim my a1c.
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okay. jeff skversky has sports and phillies, talking about a hot and cold team. >> same thing can be said about phillies starter aaron nola he has not made it past fourth inning in each of his last four starts. confidence has become a major concern and aaron nola's first full season in major league baseball. phillies starter is in the worst stretch of his career. he has allowed 22 earned runs to 32 hits. in his last four starts. nola looking to turn it around again against kansas city royals. talk about it all you want, action speak louder than word. first inning trouble again but nola gets out of it. despite two on and one out, he gets out of the jam. bottom of the first, phillies strike first, miguel franco doesn't even leave the infield. there you go. that will do the job. infield single. phillies get a run. phillies up one to nothing as we head to the top of the second. phillies trying to win five straight for the first time in two months. phillies top prospect jp crawford is starting to turn heads in triple a. check this out from last night
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in lehigh valley. what a play from short, in the hole, wow, crawford had three hits last night after a slow start he is hitting over .300 last two and a half weeks, how about jp crawford. ben simmons may be on the sixers summer league roster but number one overall pick is yet to join the team in utah. simmons who still has not signed his contract is expected to be there by the end of the weekend. games start on monday. sixers playing free agency game as well, despite agreeing to the deal with guard jared the bayless, sixers are interested in four time all-star point guard raja rondo. he has been in the nba for ten years, most recently for the celtics, and the sacramento kings. free agent guards jamal crawford on the sixers radar, another veteran guard has been in the nba for 16 years, most recently crawford spent last four with the l.a. clippers. head coach brett brown has told six abc all week with
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their young players, and the free agent additions the sixers are building something very exciting. >> you need a springboard reason for somebody to say, wow, you know, not only do they have these young guys you have signed x, and it is a ripple effect. the players want to play with players. they want to win. they want to play with talent. i think that our story of how we're going to tell it and grow it and say it and show it over the next few years is really exciting. >> let's hope so. first place union will try to keep their foot on the gas pedal tonight when they hit the road in houston, worst team in the west. union only have one road win this season. we have a major upset at wimbledon novak djokovic is not happy. he won last four major titles but goes down in the third round to sam query today. query is first place from the united states to take down,
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the number one ranked player in the world of wimbledon, he is 31 years. afterward djokovic says he is not 100 percent healthy. she says she wants to be the fastest woman in the world, while track and field star is on her way, in the olympic trial, gardener in lane six. wins the 13th of the 100-meter, easily to advance to the semi finals tomorrow, gardener who went to eastern high school is trying to qualify for the summer olympics for the first time. >> this meet especially has been hardest thing i have ever done, nervous wreck, handshaking, you know, just trying to stay as calm as possible, and try to use my confidence to kind of level out those nerves. >> i can imagine being a little nervous, trying to qualify for olympics. >> absolutely. up next on "action news" meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast when "action news" comes right
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time for a check of the accu weather forecast with meteorologist melissa magee. >> melissa. >> walter. >> it was perfect. >> just perfect. >> my goodness, no humidity outside. this is probably day number one, ranking number one. >> really only down side so nice and comfortable i was watching my son play baseball and i fell a sleep. only down side, i missed three innings. >> that may have to do something else. >> we will show you what is going on outside, storm tracker six double scan radar. it is dry. no issues with precipitation. no issues with humidity. if you had to ranked the days
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over the who will take weekend this is certainly coming in as number one. as we get in the day sunday we are tracking a few more clouds that will roll from the south to north direction. we will show pictures outside, action cam outside earlier today, and earlier this afternoon where everybody was, outside there in olde city looking at independent mall, you can see folks dressed up in costume as we get ready to say happy birthday to america as we get in the day on monday. bright blue sky overhead. high today in philadelphia coming in at 80 degrees. normal for this time of the year is 86. certainly no one is complaining with humidity quite low across the region. it is 77 in philadelphia at this hour. same thing in allentown. lehigh valley. seventy-seven in trenton. pair of seven's for beach haven. out to the west in lancaster coming in at 72. here's satellite six with action radar, we have quiet conditions across our region but we will notice some clouds streaking eastward across the a area, coming out of the ohio valley this will work its way
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eastward there is a system off to the south and west. this will gather more moisture, more steam as we go throughout the second half of our weekend and into the day on monday for actual holiday that could bring us issues of precipitation for monday and for the fire works. call from accu weather for rest of tonight though partly cloudy, comfortable we will drop down to 55 in the suburbs and 66 in philadelphia for the overnight low. here is future tracker six, at 9:00 in the morning we have got clouds moving through especially for the city and points to the south across south jersey and delaware. as we go throughout the rest of the afternoon hours into tomorrow night we can see cloud start to build and thicken up across the region. as we get into monday for the holiday this model is showing that moisture with low pressure that is over the mississippi valley this works its way from the southwest to northeast direction as we go throughout the day on monday and then it looks like we could have some showers around even as we get into monday night. something to track very closely. down at the shore tomorrow,
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not bad, sunny and breezy, temperature of 77 degrees. we have to watch for these cloud, relatively quickly. on monday 76 degrees, cloudy with afternoon rain, is there a low risk for rip currents over weekend and ocean temperature coming in at 65. north of philadelphia a certainly not a bad day tomorrow, pleasant, by the afternoon up to 75. cloud and sunshine on monday, coming in at 76. so here is the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, sunshine and a few more afternoon cloud rolling through for philadelphia, points to the south, high temperature of 82. it is a cloudy day for fourth of july we are tracking afternoon and evening showers on the way, high temperature coming in at 81 degrees. sunshine around on tuesday, thunder shower still likely by then at 82. we're warming up quickly on wednesday in at 89. thursday, hot and humid, 90. ninety-two on friday with the thunderstorms possible, and plenty of sunshine next saturday with a high temperature of 90 great
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looking day to day, few more cloud moving in tomorrow. >> later in the week that sound more like july. women from philadelphia, celebrate aid milestone birthday today. geraldine smith celebrated 100 years of life this afternoon at springfield country club right there in delaware county. she was born in philadelphia in 1916 and was first in her family to graduate from upper darby high school. family and friend called her ger i. she enjoys sewing her own close and being an active member of her church. all of us here at "action news" happy birthday geraldine. world news saturday next up on channel six. don't miss "action news" at ten on phl17 tonight. then we're back here again on six abc at 11:00. for melissa magee, jeff skversky and the entire "action news" team, i'm walter perez. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock. >> ♪
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tonight, hillary clinton questioned by the fbi. the 3 1/2-hour interview that could shape the path to the presidency. where it happened, what comes next, and what donald trump is saying right now. the 12-hour siege. 20 hostages killed, an american college student among the dead. the chilling demand from the terrorists in those final moments, and the rescue operation caught on camera. the images just coming in. the airport screening turned violent. how did this happen at the security checkpoint? the chase topping a 100 miles per hour. the driver outrunning police. you'll never believe who was behind the wheel. and, home alone -- the kids who hid and called for help. >> they're coming, they're coming.


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