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feds which the mayor thinks that the fbi will find interesting. >> the fbi was here and they may still be here. >> reading mayor wally scott returned to city hall at his investigation. this a year after the initial raid on city hall and then mayor von spencer. the former president costa admitted to accepting a $1800 in exchange for support with the city's ethics laws. he is serving a federal term in prison. this includes other people from past administrations and an unspecified number of service contracts over the last decades. he did talk about concern over deals made between the parking authority and a towing company. >> why would you sign 25 year contracts and another 25 on top of it.
why would you have a towing contract with a company that is in another county? when we have toing companies that are here that could take it and i'm looking to see if somebody knows somebody. there was a saying years ago, if you see smoke there has to be fire. >> reporter: several other people associated with city hall have pled guilt why to charges linked to this investigation and von spencer is emindicated he has not been charged with anything at this time. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. for the second time this week a murder-suicide has taken the life of a child. the latest incident happened in burlington township where at 10:15 last night police found a family shot and killed in their home. that ruben jr. killed his wife and son and turned the gun on
himself. >> i am in shock, i can't believe it. it's very sad and disturbing. >> you want to be cordial and be a good neighbor. but you never know what is behind the walls. >> police say the motive behind the shooting is still unclear. the perjury trial against attorney general, kathleen kane is underway in montgomery county. she stand as accused of leaking grand jury information to the press season lying about it. revenge for raunchy emails for tenured lawyers and judges. john rawlins was in court today for opening statements and will have more coming up at 6:00. the date is set. opening arguments in the bridge gate scandal are said to begin on september 19th, it involves two former allies of governor christie.
they are accused of conspiring to create traffic jams in ft. lee, new jersey, suppose to be punishments for the mayor who refused to endorse christie in an election bid. we are three months and countsing until election day, and both presidential nominees are dealing with bumps on the road. >> donald trump is losing is support from big name backers saying he is unfit to serve in the oval office. >> there are characteristics he has shown that the type of temperments you need in the white house is simply lacking. >> and hillary clinton faces an optics of her own? >> the father of the orlando shooting was seen behind the candidate in a rally in kissamy,
florida. and now karen travers is following it live with more. >> good evening monica and rick, yesterday donald trump focused on policy, his new economic plan, his campaign suggesting this was a reset after days of constant controversy. and today speaking without a teleprompter another offhand comment. >> hillary wants to essentially abolish the second amendment. >> then saying this, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks -- although the second amendment people maybe there is. >> watch the man behind trump react. the clinton campaign said in a statement, what trump is saying is dangerous, a person seeking to be the president of the united states should not suggest violence in any way. and that second amendment people have amazing spirit and are
tremendously unified and that gives them great political power. a new national poll shows hillary clinton expanding her lead and trump facing more backlash from republicans. susan collins wrote in an op-ed that she won't vote for him. because he lacks self discipline and judgment to be president. she told cnn who she will vote for. >> i have a lot of concerns about hillary clinton and i am not going to support her. >> clinton continues her campaign swing through florida, touring a health facility in miami, pushing for more action to combat zika. >> if we don't deal with zika we'll have consequences. >> and the clinton campaign is considering expanding their electoral map to georgia a republican state. and saying it could be worth the
investment. karen travers, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. in wisconsin, house speaker, paul ryan speaks out against businessman paul kneelan, he refuses to endorse ryan and trump ended up backing ryan late last week, pay back for ryan's belated endorsement of trump. >> police are working to find out how a body ended up in a vacant lot in the point breeze section, the demolition crew made the discovery on point breeze avenue, the body was badly decomposed and they determined it was a man but too early to tell how the man died. there is an active search to find a man that stabbed a woman in her legs and face, this is the scene earlier today. the area of 26th and north streets in wilmington.
police identified the suspect as jamar kane. there is a warrant out for his arrest s anyone that knows where he is urged to call police. the victim remains at the hospital in critical condition. a popular dining spot in dewey beach is damaged by fire. this is what is left of ed's chicken and crabs. the fire broke out at 12:00 this morning and no one was inside unfortunately and the cause is under investigation. surveillance cameras caught a man stealing a computer in a hospital in south philadelphia. the suspect wandered the halls on july 28th in methodist hospital. he took a desktop computer and walked out. they believe the man is about 22 years old. police want to hear from you if you have information. now philadelphia mourning
the loss of captain noah, he has passed away at the able of 90. >> it's captain noah and his magical ark. all aboard. >> he created and cohosted the syndicated childrens program captain noah and his magical ark starting in 1967, it was recorded here at the 6 abc studios and ran for 27 years, we want to hear your memories of captain noah on the "action news" facebook page. we want to take a look at traffic now and see what is going on out there. >> matt pellman is in the traffic center tuesday night. >> we have lots of problems heading home on this tuesday evening. like a broken down vehicle on the platt bridge westbound. this is the upside as you head
toward philadelphia international airport it looks like police are trying to make their way up to assist the person in that broken down vehicle but left lane is blocked and i would stay on 95 southbound and the girard point bridge instead. a crash by bridge street off to the side and extra slowing in center city. on the schuylkill westbound by montgomery is off to the side and tapping the brakes there as well. also an accident in glenolden in a building 13 at oak lane. and main street exton shopping complex a nasty crash along 100 and in townsend delaware a crash at fieldsboro road. plenty of issues and we'll check them again in the next half hour. >> thank you. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. new information on the spread of zika in the united states. coming up in health check the cases just reported in texas and florida that have lawmakers sounding the alarm.
>> plus, playing with fire, cameras were rolling when a man ignited his own leg there's, what he was doing that has police trying to track him down. >> humidity levels will increase tonight, we have heat watched later in the week. is one of those robots from an other bank, td bank's new intern, bart, we're training him to bank human. uh-uh, bart? why are you winding the clock back? the clock stated 11:35 pm, but they are still working. the clock is fine. our live customer service is available all night, and all day for that matter. he's learning. at td bank we do things differently, like live customer service 24/7. bart: hello? hello! don't just bank, bank human.
police in kentucky are looking for this man and his accomplice and himself on fire over the weekend. and surveillance video shows it's man dropping two molotov cocktails against the building and a second drop there and accidentally lit his leg on fire. the business sustained thousands of dollars in damage. in tennessee doctors say that one of three girls that fell off a ferris wheel at a county fair is still in critical condition with a traumatic brain injury. it happened when the seats they were sitting in fell over. they fell 35 to 45 feet to the ground one witness reported the seat rocking and the two other girls are in stable condition expected to be okay. the park where a 10-year-old boy died on a water slide will be open tomorrow but the
attraction will be closed for the rest of the season. caleb schwab suffer aid fatal neck injury own the ride over the weekend. and two people that rode in the last year said the velcro shoulder straps came loose during the ride. delta airlines canceled another 400 flights today after the ripple continues for a worldwide computer melt down for the airline. it started at their headquarters in atlanta. the airline was forced to cancel around 1,000 flights yesterday and delay nearly 3,000 more and the airline is offering travel waivers and refunds to the passengers affected. the number of folks affected by zika virus by mosquitos rose again today. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is here with detailed on that and a tragic case in texas. ali --
>> reporter: for more none travel related cases were reported in florida, that brings the number to 21. the only area that has local area transmission is this area just north of downtown miami. today florida governor, rick scott, said quote, the federal government must stop playing politics and congress must come back to session and resolve this. florida has been able to move funds to fight zika but it's a national problem. we learned about a case in texas, a baby whose death is lif linked to zika. the disease was contracted overseas. >> it's doctors did the right thing, begin the process of testing -- >> the tests confirmed zika virus. again this is a travel related case. there are no locally transmitted cases in texas.
but they are telling people to get rid of standing water and use insect repellant with deet. a new device could reduce the risk of stroke with heart valve replacement. when they have a tapper replacement particles of tissue and plaque and blood vessels could come loose and go to the brain, reports show there is an 8% risk of this, and doctors in germany says that putting it into the vessel cuts the risk and they want more studies to see if this will reduce the rate of strokes. a new study shows it's not just good for your kids but it can help adults to live longer. a team at yale university analyze the results following 3500 adults for 12 years. they found that those that read 3.5 hours per week were 17% less likely to die in that 12 week
period and those that read more than that were 23% less likely to die. and overall they found that readers in general survived almost two years longer than none readers and took into accounts other health risk factors, they say that magazines and newspapers help but books are best. >> back to you rick and monica. >> we better get to it. much more ahead on "action news" tonight. the giant piece of debris that washed ashore in scotland has that an entire beach closed. and the squawking by this parrot has a community hailing him as a hero. my belly pain and constipation?
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gallons of oil and the pollution risk they say is low. pokemon go is officially an app store success. it netted $200 million in the first month of operation. that is one of the best debuts ever for a free app. it costs nothing to download, players can spend real money to acquire currency in the game to buy special items. a bird is hail aid hero after it saved the life of its owner and neighbors. >> when she got out of bed she noticed the apartment building's attic was on fire and she woke up her neighbor and they worked to get everyone out safely. >> i ran out and woke the top neighbor up and everybody else got up and we started to knock on everybody's door to get them out. >> three people were treated at the scene and nobody was seriously hurt. the local fire chief says it was
time for a check of the accuweather forecast at the "action news" big board. cecily tynan has the latest and in fact folks at the shore are finding relief. >> today is a great day to be on the beaches, we are live on sky 6 hd atlantic city kind of spying on people enjoying the weather, near the water or in the water, will be a great place to be over the next few days, because the heat will really be cranking up. right now cape may 82 degrees and atlantic city airport 84, having a sea breeze and philadelphia 88 and allentown 87 and wilmington 83 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing that we started the day with bright sunshine and now we have clouds beginning to stream up from the south and west. right now the thickest cloud cover is down to the south and west in maryland and virginia. that is rolling in overnight and with it comes increased
humidity. if you head up to musikfest, tonight boston is the headliners, it will be pretty nice and a mild night and increasing clouds and getting muggy late tonight and 9:00, 79 and 11:00, 77 degrees, you see something in the air mass tomorrow. sky conditions are not as bright as today. future tracker 6 showing by 7:00 in the morning lots of clouds and a few spotty showers, heading into the afternoon it will be unsettled. this means showers and thunderstorms will be developing likely moving up to the poconos later on in the evening. this is when we get breaks in the clouds, and that helps the temperature climb up to 90 degrees and it feels hotter than that because of the dew points. they will be in the mid-70s not just tomorrow but the next five days, and the heat index climbing up to 95 to 105, that is dangerously hot with it scattered showers and
thunderstorms. any thunderstorms will have vivid lightning and heavy downpours and the peakst heat is thursday through saturday, and the national weather service issued a heat watch for all the counties bordering i-95, this is where the heat index climbs into the triple digits, you will want to take it easy, this is our fifth heat wave, the first four to stay cool you'll want to do it again. a high of 90 degrees tomorrow and on thursday it gets hotter and more humid and 93 if you head to the eagles preseason game. the heat index is in the 90s, drink lots of water and friday 94 and saturday up to 95 and a heat index above 105, and sunday still in the 90s and relief is on the way next week and i'll let you know when if the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you. we'll take a quick break and more news when we come right back.
in your pocket or running to add more time to your meter to avoid a ticket. the ppa app is ready to use. >> and this man is accused of luring a teenage boy into a sexual encounter. >> and he is known by many as the new jersey weed man and fow facing an indictment for what they say they found in his trenton restaurant. and now the days of relying on a kiosk to pay for parking is over. they launched the peter up parking app, today it went into service city wide. erin o'hearn is live to show us how it works, the app does more than just let you pay for parking right? >> yes, it makes you rich. no just kidding it sends you a text message when your meter runs out so there is no
surprises. now, you'll start seeing kiosks like this one, one of the newest ones like this one around the city and places in manayunk in outlying places in the city. the ppa is hoping that this makes street parking less stressful. >> there are times i have taken tickets to keep hanging out. >> it's convenient. sometimes you can't run to your car. the app is good for that. >> it's taking parking convenience in the city to a whole new level, it helps to not walk back and forth and you can re-up from your phone, it's awesome. >> download the app by visiting meter up. and you are prompted to set up an account and payments method and you only do that once, you can park by any meter up sign
and prompt it. >> you can extend your time, you don't have to run back to the kiosk or leave your dinner or appointment. and you don't have to put money in the meter. >> if you are only there for a half hour and not an hour you will only pay for the half hour. >> it's more convenient and people love convenience. >> people do love the convenience so much during the pilot program, the app was downloaded more than 36,000 times. and a small part of center city so it certainly was a success. and now the city feels it's time to expand the program and by september everything, all the kiosks should be up and running throughout the city. erin o'hearn, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. residents notice 4700 block of melrose street are back in hire homes after several awnings crashed to the ground.
it started when the roofs of several row homes collapsed. 10 people were told to get out of their houses as a precaution. lni and peco was called. a man is behind bars after trying to meet up with a teenage boy to have sex. the suspect is 44-year-old charles christman of norristown. police say he used the web to arrange an encounter with a person he believed was a 14-year-old boy. in reality it was an undercover agent. he is now held on $500,000 bail. from our new jersey newsroom, we have learned the names of the two people killed in a car accident in burlington county. 78-year-old blackwell albertson and jean albertson died on route 70 in pemberton township.
albertson was driving and lost control and hit a tree. he died at the scene and his wife died a short time later. the activist known as the knowledge weed man is facing an 11 count indictment. charges include possession and inten to distribute. mercer county narcotics searched his restaurant on east state street back in april. during the search authorities say they seized more than $19,000 worth of marijuana. the 52-year-old is free on bail and will be in court on thursday. an allege said drug dealer is facing a -- aubry spencer was arrested on the 400 block of robinson drive. they found cocaine and marijuana and almost $4,000. he is charged with endangering the welfare of three children. he is now out on bail. a man carrying a backpack
filled with fireworks walked into penn square and was walked out in handcuffs. the man made some sort of threat and everyone was forced to evacuate. the department of homeland security cleared the scene a short time later and everyone was allowed back into the building. a massachusetts community remains on edge tonight following the apparent murder of a young female runner found dead in the woods. police in princeton got hundreds of tips and are urging everyone to take extra precautions. >> reporter: a murder mystery in massachusetts now has some women carrying mace for protection. >> this is very scary. >> we keep our doors locked now. we don't always have to do that here. >> for this to happen we are shocked. >> residents are stunned as police continue to search for a killer. >> a young woman that appears to be a murder victim and you can't
be too careful. >> that victim, vanessa marcot out jogging never made it home. they say she was a victim of sexual assault and had burns on parts of her body. >> very disturbing. that is vicious. >> marcot lived in new york where she worked as an account manager for google. she was in massachusetts visiting her mother until authorities determine if this was a random or targeted homicide, they are asking the public to stay vigilant. >> this is a half mile in a rural area, i would not even call it a sub division, who would be there? who would know about that jogging route just a half mile from her mom's home. it has to be a local. >> for now police say they don't have a motive or suspects but an autopsy is being performed so they can learn how she died.
in new york, channel 6 "action news." and world news tonight with david muir has more on the investigation involving the runner in massachusetts, can you watch it at 6:30 tonight following "action news" at 6:00. right now chopper 6 hd is over the scene in winslow township, new jersey. investigators are looking at a swimming pool behind scenic view drive. a little 8-year-old child had to be pulled out of swimming pool and rushed to jfk hospital, no word on the child's condition. and again camden county officials are at is the scene and it's roped off as they try to search for evidence and determine what is happening here and a child is trying to be resuscitated now at jfk hospital. a look at the ride home now with matt pellman. >> reporter: a bunch of traffic troubles for the trip home. like this one on the schuylkill,
accident westbound side by the exit for montgomery drive, it's off to the side for a while now, but it's still attracting attention. from university avenue west from this point at montgomery you are seeing delays and the eastbound travel time is worse, 31 minutes ideally so be half that. our disabled vehicle has cleared on the platt bridge near the airport. crash involving the vehicle into the building in glenolden by chester pike has cleared out of the way. but there is one by lower merion high school at church road and montgomery avenue. in hatfield, look for a crash at broad street and one at lower pottsgrove at sunny brook road and again colays on the regional rails between 10 and 15 minutes and septa's broad street subway has delays because of mechanical issues. i'll see you tomorrow. >> thank you matt. it disappeared without a
trace last october near the bahamas as its crew lost at sea. a major find at the bottom of the ocean that could explain the final moments of the elfaro cargo ship. and cecily is in for adam. >> our high today is 89 degrees and a warm day and things are getting a lot hotter, and more humid we are heading into other heat wave, i'll let you know how high temperatures climb in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> and jaime apody with sports including possible trouble with a member of the eagles offense. >> okay.
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blagojevich's federal conviction. his wife and daughter tried to make the case for lean ensy, among them was the charge to sell president barack obama's senate seat. he appeared via live feed from prison. is he behind bars since 2012. time for sports and jaime apody is here with trouble for perhaps one eagle. >> it true it would be a huge blow. that lane johnson will be suspended for using ped's that he took an amino acid that was approved and he insisted the substance was an approved one and they are awaiting another sample. he served a four month suspension in 2014. if he serves the full suspense
he would be out until november 28th. his agent says we aware that a member of the media start aid rumor that lane will be suspended, he has none been suspended and any other report is false. >> this news overshadowing the excitement for the preseason opener two days from now, for doug peterson his nfl coaching debut and he is excited, he will call the plays and bradford will start and carson wentz gets the bulk of the second half as nervous as wentz will be so will his coach. he did not sleep the night before camp. >> i am looking forward it and there are a lot of things to go on between now and then with
scheduling and kind of detailing even with the players, kind of managing them and i know personally that it might be' restless night. imagine growing up near dodger's stadium and then getting to pitch there. he takes the mound for the phillies against the dodgers and it will be a challenge. >> i have to sharpen up before the next start because the dodgers are you know, a static team. it's fun to play at home but challenging. >> the phils rotation dropping like flies, they placed zach on the dl. and in efla inch's last starts. how weird was it to see chase utley in blue playing against the phillies, he gave them a
little so do you miss me with the home run to the right in the second inning, a swing and trot oh so familiar to phils fans. welcome to town, the union welcomed their biggest signing, making more than a million a year and is criticized for joinings mls, he has a 3-year-old and doyle was born in north jersey. but the big news is lane johnson. we have more followup on our facebook and twitter pages. tim tebow seems to have switched his sports focus, he has decided to pursue a career in major league baseball and plans to hold a workout late they are month. he has not played baseball since a junior in high school. he sign aid one year contract
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they support local businesses during their seven stops. just when you think we rebounded from the heat and humidity it's back. >> tomorrow will feel completeply different. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that we have rain free conditions out there this evening. this is a great live sky 6 hd shot, overlooking reading from the pagoda, and we have a haze out there. more clouds are moving in from the afternoon and filtered sunshine and that front will bring us a real case of muggies overnight and that air mass is sticking around for several days. right now it's warm and 88 degrees down from the high of 89, that is 3 degrees above normal. allentown 87 and trenton 84 and cape may 82 and wilmington 83. and satellite 6 along with action radar showing sunshine to start the day and now we see
high, thin clouds moving in and still seeing filtered sunshine and that is with the warm front that brings us winds from the southwest and that brings the humidity first and then the oppressive heat. so the next 1 12 hours you feel the air mass. dew points are raising up into the 70s and warm overnight low 70 in the lehigh valley and 73 for center city. and could have an isolated late storm and then a steam bath. the next five days. this high pressure is a classic bermuda high heat pump it's just sitting there and pumping in the winds from the southwest. that is a tropical air mass, you combine that with temperatures of 90s and the heat index, 95 to 105, and it's also going to be unsettled. we don't have any large scale trigger to bring us large storms and weak disturbances are moving through making it possible to
see storms, the best time typically during the heat of the day in the afternoon. no day looks to be a washout. every day we have a threat of some storms. future tracker 6 showing 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, the heat index up into the upper 90s. it is going to be hot and humid and then it gets worse, on thursday the heat index rising up into the triple digits. that is essentially where it will stay friday and saturday. and if are you lucky enough to be down the shore a good place to be this week. warm and humid tomorrow and the ocean temperature 80 degrees and beach haven and surf city 84 and beth any also 84 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast a high of 90 degrees tomorrow, if we hit that that will start the fifth heat wave of the year. soupy and a threat of thunderstorms. on thursday it gets hotter and more humid, 93 degrees, if you head to the linc for the eagles preseason game taking on the
buccaneers, temperatures in the 80s. kickoff 88 and fourth quarter 85 degrees, it feels like temperatures are in the 90s not typical football weather ain few thunderstorms around especially the first half of the game. friday we bump it up to 94 degrees, saturday the peak of the heat. 95 and a heat index above 105, and still hot on sunday and not as intense with a high of 92 degrees, each day we have a possibility of thunderstorms and that continues on monday, and then temperatures should be dropping into the upper 80s. 89 degrees and still very humid and tuesday finally relief. lower humidity and temperatures dropping back near normal with a high of 86, we stay in the high humidity forecast for a full six days. and it looks like our heat wave could be five days, a good excuse to take it easy. a good excuse to be lazy. >> a good excuse to use your
pool. >> dig dong. >> stay connected with our meteorologists on facebook and twitter, it's great to get updates and turn to 6abc.com/weather for the latest information. and storm tracker 6 live. one of snow white'sdwarfs, goofy tumbled off and fell. audience goers realized something was wrong and an ambulance had to be called. goofy and dopey were treated on site and the show will go on and the cast members will be a bit more careful in the future.
right now the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. a little boy and his parents are dead. what happened inside of their home. and we are remembering the legend, captain noah. and a man opens up his heart and swimming pool to locals. i'm nora muchanic and i'll have the story coming up. >> for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams, join me next for "action news" at 6:00. >> good night.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night and jim is off and i'm rick williams, in the news the trial against attorney general, kathleen kane, gets underway. and police search for a third car potentially involved in a crash that killed a 3-year-old girl. and first death of a beloved "action news" pioneer. known here on channel 6 as captain noah. captain noah died today at the age of 90. >> steady as she goes! >> from the 1960s to the mid 1990s that is how the day
started for a whole generation of young people. reverend carter, we all called him captain noah taught from his magic art. in 1970 the show went on. at its peak he t was syndicated on 22 stations from coast-to-coast. >> carter was raised in delaware county and attended penn and then seminary at temple. and serves as a philadelphia police chaplain and pastor of the lutheran church. and we remember him best as the man that thought kids all sorts of things and made each one feel speci