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and the trump taj mahal soon another casino casualty in atlantic city next. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good. only fios can. >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. it has been a boardwalk institution for decades, but tonight amid atlantic city's longest union strike the trump taj mahal is set to fold and close for good. wednesday night, jim is off, i'm
monica malpass. the big story on "action news" is a casino going bust. nearly 3,000 people will be out of their jobs. and dann cuellar live outside of the taj with the end of an era. how has it come to this? >> well, monica, a devastating blow to atlantic city. a city already on the bridge of bankruptcy. seeing another casino shutting down. a shocking development for workers that will soon be joining others in the unemployment lines. >> good luck everybody, do well. >> 26 years ago donald trump opened the massive taj mahal casino in atlantic city to great fanfare costing over $1 billion to build. >> a hotel never like anything like this built. i am not just talking about in atlantic city. >> but now, under new principle coner the union workers on
strike since july 1 on a dispute on health care and pension payments. benefits stripped away last october as part after bankruptcy order. and tropicana entertainment said it was shutting down after labor day. and in a statement the c.e.o. says currently the taj losing millions a month. now with the strike we see no path of profitability. the workers' union boss with a different take. >> he has decided to take his ball and go home this is playground bullying tactics. >> the shutdown leaving 2500 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen, cocktail servers and others without jobs. >> shocking it would come to this. we've been served three warrant notices before within tension of closing, and we had no idea it could come now. >> in we don't work our community doesn't work. if we don't work our restaurants, salons, bars, entertainment centers we support
or local commute. >> joining other casinos that closed. and the revel resort and casino remains shutdown. the new owner expecting to open in june, but now pushed back to september. perhaps workers could find jobs there, but for many it is tough. >> they all have to go out and look for jobs and try to keep their homes and families together. >> atlantic city known as america's playground with another blow. and it is on life support trying to compete with so many other places that also have casinos. live in atlantic city, dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, dann. the man who drove into a northeast philadelphia home tonight is under arrest. police say he was under the influence. the 33-year-old driver lost control of his car, crossed a lawn and slammed into this house in the 6400 block of algon
avenue near hellerman street about 7:00 p.m. l&i responding, the house with structural cracks. fortunately, no one there at the time, the driver with only minor scrapes and bruises. tragedy on the track tonight in yeadon, delaware county. a person struck and killed along the line about 10:00 p.m. between the yeadon and algo ggg -- algora station. and london investigating a stabbing spree and whether it was a terrorist attack. attacking killing one woman. not disclosing the situation of the other victim. it happened in russell square not far from the famous british museum. this is the same day that london
showed who have the new anti-terrorism police force comprised of 600 heavily-armed officers. that san unusual sight for the country's normally restrained police. these officers will be highly visible across the british capital. the authorities say the operation is not based on a known plot, but the risk of an attack in the u.k. they say is a matter of "when not if", two shootings in the middle of the street in less than a week. innocent motorists are getting caught in the middle. the latest happened tonight. and bob is live at central detectives and you talked to the latest victim, didn't you? >> i did. this guy driving home from work and the neck -- next thing a bullet into his car and into the spot where he normally seats his kids. the bullet caused this hole, if it was in a little different direction who knows where it would have ended up. luckily lodged in the back seat
of the car. the man driving didn't want his face on camera. but he told us how he was almost killed tonight, caught in the middle of crossfire. >> the first instinct to duck and i got out of the way until the police came? a father of two driving home from work. he knows his children could have been back there. >> my kids get dropped off sometimes at work. what if they were in the car with me? clearly went right in the back of my car and we would be talking about a whole another situation tonight. >>the scene of shoot-out at 20th street and cecil b. moore. a four-versus-four scenario between males. and an officer pulled up at the right moment when three men pulled out guns shooting at each other. aaron taylor works at the salon on the corner. how many gun shots? >> eight, nine. it was wild. >> to make it worse, look at this, this is a daycare in the scene of the shooting that i am told was open there were children inside when it
happened. luckily, none of the bullets struck there. >> a lot of kids, so it is pretty crazy the gunshots going off at that. >> somehow the officer pulling up to the scene caught another shooter. the other shooter dropped the gun and left it on the street. at this point, no word of anyone being shot. but the driver of the car caught between it all says he knows he could have been easily killed. >> guys like me are trying to drive home from work. you know, i like working down here. i love serving the community. >> back out live, very fortunate that none of the bullets went into the daycare. you can see in the video there were children inside. and as it stands now, two gunmen are on the loose. if you know where they are or anything about them, immediately call the police. reporting live for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. >> a similar situation happened to a germantown father last week with deadly results.
25-year-old alsharay ford in a facebook photo picked up his 3-year-old daughter from daycare driving through a gunbattle on the street. >> and he turns and actually giving the phone to his daughter saying mommy wants to talk to you. at that exact moment the bullet strikes him in the head. if he is not leaning that way over the counsel to reach back and give her the phone it may have struck her. >> this happened in the 5100 block of germantown avenue last thursday. the girl is physically unharmed, but we are told she is of course, traumatized after seeing her dad shot. her mother is, too, hearing the whole shooting while on the phone call. the police asking anyone with information about the gunman to please come forward. septa is trying to get its rail service back on track but it is going to be costly. thes transit agency hopes to start returning some of the silver line are cars to the stormtracker the week of august
21st. returning about 10 cars a time. septa hopes to have the full fleet operating by november 6. in the meantime, between losing riders, overtime costs and other factors, it is costing septa $600,000 a month. and by labor day that number will be up to $1 million a month. vice-president joe biden back in philadelphia tonight to receive an award for his leadership of the white house initiative on cancer research. the vice-president accepted the atlas award from the world affairs council of philadelphia. >> there is nothing we said we can't do, november. -- never. we have lost a little bit that mojo as a country. it is with our wheelhouse. >> and also tonight they present said its inaugural young friends atlas award to the son-in-law of
6 abc news president and general manager. and the philadelphia police looking for four teens who assaulted an 11-year-old boy and forced him to strip at gunpoint. this is it a picture of one of the suspects. veinvestigators say he was mourning the teens who spotted hill on a place ground and paced him and one of the teens pulled out a gun making that little boy take off his clothes. they then took a picture of him and beat him up. >> it is a very disturbing act. bullying beyond for these teenagers to do it to an 11-year-old child. >> it happened on july 12. if you have any information, please, the police want to hear from you. bill cosby wants a phone call that he made thrown out of court before his trial in montgomery county.
and he called on tape describing the sexual encounter with her daughter in 2004 in graphic terms. cosby's lawyers say the call violates pennsylvania's wire tap laws, but constand's lawyers say they followed canadian law. [chanting] the war of words getting louder between the new jersey education association and the state senate sweeney. they asked the top state democrats to vote on a constitutional amendment to ramp up the public employee pension payments. if not, they will say they will withhold campaign contributions. that, subpoena -- sweeney says is bribery. >> that is like saying if you approve my project i am going to give money. if not, i am not. it is a bribe. >> and he is calling for
investigators to look into their commands. and new jersey high school students soon have to pass two standardized tests, the algebra i test and the english language arts tests. they approved the tougher requirements despite tougher controversies and some students and parents boycotting the exams. just yesterday the state announced more states met or exceeded expectations on the park test. the new requirement affects students beginning 8th grade this fall and the high school class of 2021. still to come on "action news," an explosion on the runway. a boeing passenger yet blows up after a crash landing. we have video from inside and the mad scramble to get off in team. plus, the u.s. admits to paying iran $400 million. now there are questions whether it was a random to free these american hostages. cecily? august so far has been relative cool.
a boeing 777 crash-landed on the runway in dubai today. it appears that the landing gear was not down. cell phone video shows the chaos inside of flight number 521 as passengers race to the emergency chutes. the right engine ripped from the wing with smoke billowing right there. and one firefighter responded to the runway fire was killed, but all 300 passengers, including 6 americans, were able to escape. ♪ to the race for the white house now. donald trump is disputing reports tonight that there is chaos in his camp. trump attended a rally in
jacksonville, florida telling the audience his campaign is running smoothly. but abc news learned that g.o.p. officials are so frustrated with his comments and behavior, they are exploring how to replace him on the ballot if he drops out. of course, trump would have to exit the race and he has given no indications that he intends to do that. hillary clinton in the meantime campaigned in colorado today, visiting a company that makes men's ties. she highlighted her jobs plan and continued to point out how many of mr. trump's companies make their products abroad. she and her runningmate expected to release a 256-page policy book set to release in september detailing their proposals and plans. hillary clinton gaining ground against trump in the latest poll from fox news leading by 10 points, climbing 5 points from late june to now, her biggest lead in any major poll in months. in a three-way race clinton
leads trump with 9 points with the libertarian candidate johnson earning 12% support. a huge payment to iran from the united states, was it random money for hostages? the white house says it is not. paying $400 million in january, it came within 36 hours after the release of five detained americans. but the white house spokespeople say the money was part of alarming ee eer -- a larger $1 million payment owed to them before the revolution. and it coincided with the day that the iranian nuclear deal was implemented. and the launch of ballistic missiles and debating how to respond. south korean and japanese officials say they flew when 620
miles, one of the longest ever by that nation. and they call it a violation of international law. a police officer working for metro transit in washington, d.c. accused after attempting to help isis. young from fairfax, new jersey making his court appearance today. court documents show he bought gift cards that he intended to give to terrorists to use to purchase mobile messages apps. young the first law enforcement officer in the u.s. to be charged under the federal government's terrorism law. it is literally a weighty issue on "healthcheck." american men 15 pounds heavier on average than they were 20 years ago. research from the c.d.c. national health statistics saying the growing trend even worse for women. women added 16 pounds on average, even bigger percentage of their overall weight. and sadly, children have been
packing on the pounds, too. boys and girls today weigh 12 pounds more than they used to in their late teenage years. tonight not a great night to cut back on food, a nice for folks to chow down as much as they could, celebrating national watermelon day with a watermelon eating contest at city tap house in university city. also offering watermelon beer from craft breweries and seeds already removed to make it a bit easier, i guess. >> for the beer or -- >> for the people sitting all around you, i think. a nice night to be out and about. >> beautiful, another another beautiful day. and stormtracker live double scan showing no rain out there. at 6:00 on "action news" i asked viewers to post sunset photos on my facebook and twitter and i got a lot. and this is from the concert in sunset park. not a cloud in the sky and
beautiful. and inland we had some clouds, but still some spectacular sunsets. and kathy posting it from newark, delaware from pike creek showing the clouds and the orange of the sunset and blue of the sky, beautiful. right now it feels great out there. 71 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 72. trenton 67. cape may 66. we have dewpoints generally around 60 degrees. so a dry air mass, that's the way it will stay tomorrow. satellite 6 and action radar showing this high pressure off the coast of boston. this high pressure provides sinking air and drys out the atmosphere. tomorrow 84 with low humidity. and mostly sunny skies, enjoy it. if you are upon the beach beful -- be careful. don't go swimming if the life guards aren't on duty. sunshi
sunshine. and put on the sunscreen the u.v. index high. and central america, hurricane earl, and it is really baring down on belize as we speak. just really a few hours away from officially making landfall as a category one hurricane. mass sustained winds 70 miles an hour and 40 miles east of belize city. moving west 16 miles per hour. moving inland as a category one hurricane crossing the area. and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast gorgeous tomorrow and mostly sunny. low humidity 84 degrees. and friday, a little warmer, a little more muggy, 86. and saturday is the one take of oppressive heat and humidity.
and a cold front likely bringing us scattered thunderstorms. and back in the comfort zone sunday. beautiful, 86 degrees. monday 85, and warming up to 87 degrees tuesday. and wednesday, loads evof sun shined shine and 88 degrees. and the other six out of the seven-day forecast pretty close to perfect. >> we love that in august especially, thank you. a baby screech owl found injured if he -- at the a area released where he was found. and taken to the rehabilitation center and treated for an injured wing, but tonight he is soaring high. one of the cutest traditions around took place tonight. the 107th annual wildwood baby parade.
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the giants and will miss several more. hours before tonight's game the phillies but him on the 15-day disabled list. a strain in the right elbow, maybe explaining why he struggled the past few months. one victory in the past eight months. a chance he could be shutdown the remainder of the season. saying it caught him off guard. >> i never had any pain, any soreness or anything. it just kind of flared up in that one game. >> is your expectation to be back by the end of the year? >> i definitely want to. i am definitely going to do everything that i need to do to get recovered with this. and i really hope i can be back at the end of the year. kline with the start against the giants and gone by the time we get to the seventh inning when the fireworks come. ryan howard with a solo shot, his 15th of the season, phills down 4-1. and next batter, cameron rupp going back-to-back.
and the second straight game with the long ball and phills down 4-2. in the eighth inning, maikel franco with two on bringing in both runs, including the tying run and it is a 4-4 ballgame. and eventually going to extras. the 12th inning franco with the bases loaded and that will do it. the phillies win 5-4 in 12 and franco has 7 r.b.i.s in his last two games. >> well great win for us. any time you play extra innings and you win it's always a great win. when you lose it's terrible. >> yes, indeed. still ahead, the eagles do something in practice they haven't done in four years. plus the union making a few significant changes.
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eagles training camp got kicked up another notch today. >> real live hitting. somebody going down today. >> the birds went with full tackling during practice today. we can't show it to you because the team had the media shut off for that portion of the workout. the players say they like the physical play. the team never had live tackling under chip kelly. >> it has been awhile, especially in program. and the last in practice was 2012 in lehigh. it has been awhile. >> you want to pride your several on being a physical football team and it is tough if you don't have the physical periods in practice, whether live or not. and i think those periods, especially in our system. you can establish the tempo. the u.s. women's soccer team wins the opener in the olympics
over new zealand. and acquire alejandro bedoya from france. and later tonight, sebastian le toux to colorado. two goals in 21 games in season. a popular player on the way out. >> thank you. "jimmy kimmel live" next on channel 6 followed by night line. his guests tonight, hugh grant, nikki glaser and music from miranda lambert. and "action news" continues tomorrow at 4:30. for cecily, ducis, jim gardner and the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. make it a good night tonight. ♪ ive"!
tonight, hugh grant, comedian nikki glaser, britney spears, and music from miranda lambert with cleto and the cletones. and now, not so fast -- here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: very nice. hi, i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thanks for watchinging. thanks to all of you for coming.