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over yet. the rivers are quickly rising. tonight 50 million americans under heat alerts. "action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky and walter perez. saturday night i'm walter perez. delaware state police find a man's body in the christiana river. struggling families in
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fill get some help from folks up in bucks county. but once again the big story on "action news" tonight is day four of this brutal heat, heat index making it feel like well above 100 degrees across the region and we have just learned that two people from philadelphia have have died as a result of the heat, all as the entire viewing area remains under an excessive heat warning until tomorrow night. we have live team coverage. trish hartman joins us from fairmount park where people have been seeking out the shade anywhere they can find it. but we will begin with meteorologist melissa magee and the latest from accu heather, melissa. >> walter, it is just not the heat but it is also the humidity that makes it unbearable stepping outside. as you mentioned this is day four of the heat wave number five here in philadelphia a. it started wednesday with a high of 93. thursday's high 95. yesterday we maxed out at 97. today our high in philadelphia 98 degrees making this the hottest day so far, this year. but here's the problem. you look at dew point numbers across the region. anytime we have dew point numbers at 70 or higher it is
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quite oppressive. we have a number of 74 in philadelphia. seventy-eight in millville. lower 80's there in dover. 75 degrees to the north there in the poconos. the it is not just heat but also the humidity. when we look at high index we have seen so far today philadelphia heat inn, 111 degrees, 120 degrees in dover. heat index in allentown today of 107, and 111 down the coast in cape may. and, as we head over to bethlehem and lehigh valley we've got you covered because musikfest continues to roll on lady anbellam will be head liner tonight. 7:00 p.m. that temperature of 91. staying in the 80es into 8:00 right through 11:00 p.m. tonight underneath a partly cloudy sky. we will talk about the heat because it is quite dangerous. we have the excessive heat warning that stays up. some key tips, do what you can to help each other out. check on seniors and pets. stay hydrated with lots of water, seek out shade, void afternoon sun. if you don't have any air conditioning open up some
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windows and get a fan circulate to go get air moving around. coming up we will have the latest on our heat wave and let you know when it will come to an end. details, walter, with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast. >> dangerously hot. no doubt. the philadelphia a health department says two women died today as a result of the heat. a 67 year-old woman died in brewerytown and a eight two-year old woman died in port richmond. officials say both women had other medical conditions that contributed. there have been six heat-related deaths in philadelphia, this year alone. and across the delaware valley, it is all about keeping cool these days. "action news" reporter trish hartman joins us live from fairmount park with that part of the story, trish. >> reporter: well, walter people are outside here enjoying the very sticky evening. check out this group they are being smart and holding their annual barbecue, inside the shade where it feels so much nicer then it does in the sun. now the city of philadelphia is once again under a code red excessive heat warning urging folks to stay safe and in the air conditioning. we have found plenty of people
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today trying to do just that. if you are going to be outside in the almost unbearable heat, and humidity, the splash park in southwest philadelphia isn't a bad place to be. unless you are this five-year old. >> trying to get him to get wet but he doesn't like the water. >> reporter: rest of the kid had this problems getting soaked at forty-eighth and wood land playground in the middle of the heat wave. while many people are ready to be done with the sweltering summer. >> very hot, miserable. >> truly crazy. >> reporter: high temps means big bucks for water ice in west oak lane. >> i knew i would be busy. >> reporter: we found plenty of customers. looking for a cold, sweet treat. >> it is hot. he played ball earlier. you said lets get some water ice before we go back in and lay down. >> reporter: at west oak lane senior center some pool, game of card and air conditioning,
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was on tap for these senior citizens. the center is usually closed on saturday and sunday but will remain opened this weekend because of the dangerous heat. >> they come in intervals, we do have some processes, we got here at 8:30 with three or four people as soon as i opened the door. >> reporter: for many seniors like mary williams. >> who is winning. >> not me. >> reporter: the cost to run her air conditioning, already is just too much. she and her friend are grateful for extended hours. >> we can get together on a saturday, we can find a place to come where it is cool and enjoy each other. >> reporter: now various senior centers throughout the city do have extended hours for the heat wave but they have their own hours so make sure you calls yours before you go to make sure it is opened. the city of philadelphia has a map of cooling center and spray parks on its web site and you can find the link at six reporting from fairmount park trish hartman, channel six "action news". >> coming in handy, thanks,
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chris. with that said with the dangerous heat settling in the city of philadelphia is taking steps to make sure that everyone stays safe. the corporation for aging is taking calls until midnight on a heat line workers will be answering the phones throughout the weekend to connect people to resources to help them stay cool. the heat line also has a nurse, on the staff, to answer any medical questions, a mobile team is also ready for dispatch, if necessary. >> very easy, just to fall into the pattern of your body is hot, environment is hot, if you don't leave that heated environment and go to air conditioning you could run into some serious medical problems. >> heat line number to call is right there 217-65-9040. once again operators are available until midnight tonight and from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. tomorrow. stay with six throughout the weekend. the fine latest on the heat and first word on any pop up storms across the region. don't forget to stay connect by following each of our meteorologists on twitter and on facebook.
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police in delaware are investigating a suspicious death, after finding a man's body floating in the christiana river in newport this morning. investigators say they made the discovery around 8:00 near newport boat ramp on cooper drive. at this hour forensic experts are working to determine the victim's identity and the cause of the death. from our new jersey news room police in hamilton township say a man shot and killed by an off-duty corrections officer was under a restraining order, that banned him from contacting the officer's girl friend. investigators say the officer was inside his home on vicky court when he saw dominic neil approaching his front door at 3:30 in the morning. the officers shouted at neil telling him to stop. when he didn't, the officer fired several shots through the glass door. neil was rush to the hospital where he died this morning. so far, no charges have been filed. police in philadelphia say an eight year-old is dead after being shot repeat thely in the middle of a road in german continue last night. it happened a at about 10:30 in the 200 block of east
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cottam street, victim was rushed to einstein medical center where he was pronounced dead. police are searching for three suspects in connection with the crime. prayers will be answered for some struggling families in kensington, thanks to some goodwill folks up in bucks county. the these volunteers from festival of life partnered with the group called feed the hungry this morning to collect some 2,000 boxes of groceries. assembly line organized right there at the calvary gospel church in fair less hills. tomorrow and tuesday, these spirited folks will deliver free food to families in need in kensington. it was an impressive display of grit and determination today right there along the schuylkill river earlier this afternoon. thinks the biota regot at oldest rowing competition for athletes with disabilities. will physical challenge's side nothing could put a damper on their competitive spirits. races took place on boat house row. traffic detour on kelly drive was just lifted within the past, half an hour. thousands of parrot heads
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enjoyed a jimmy buffet concert this afternoon in atlantic city. >> ♪ >> the concert took place, where else, right there on the beach at michigan a avenue. it was all part of the cities effort to reinvent itself from a gambling mecca into a resort town with entertainment options for all ages and tastes. others performers scheduled for this summer include zach brown band and florida georgia line. much more to come on "action news" tonight, police in philadelphia are working to piece together what led up to a staning at a popular cheese stake restaurant. and it was a good turnout for a special police officer community day despite the heat, melissa. walter, that heat continues to roll role on, excessive heat warnings stays posted until sunday, we will let you know when that relief is coming with the full and exclusive accu weather seven day forecast. >> all right, thank you melissa. police are searching for a person who stabbed a man waiting for a business. and jeff skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back. to rio.
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it is transition day. track and field starts as a man is recovering after being stabbed outside of a popular cheese stake restaurant in south philadelphia, earlier this morning. police were called to pat's steaks in the 900 block of wharton street just before 2:00 a.m. when they arrived they found a 41 year-old man had been stabbed in the upper chest. he had been taken to jefferson hospital where he remains in stable condition. police have have not yet made
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any arrests in the case nor have they release aid possible motive. police in philadelphia are still looking for a person who stabbed a 19 year-old outside frankford transportation center earlier this morning. it happened at midnight on the 1500 block of bridge street. investigators say man was waiting for a bus when someone stabbed him in the stomach. he was rushed to temple hospital where he remains in critical condition at this hour. and police in philadelphia a have a fun community day in roxborough, the heat could not stop dozens of people from stopping by the park, to interact with members of the fifth police district. children got to check out police motorcycles and squad cars, also food, with a few information tables. we have been celebrating the life of carter merbreier better known as captain noah and we invite to you join us. tune in tomorrow morning for 10:00 a.m. addition of "action news" for special tribute of the captain noah's career in children's television, with video, pictures, interviews and much more on his incredible leg ace that i will live on for many, many, many
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years to come. much more to come on "action news" tonight, eagles quarterback carson wentz, and find out what team officials are assaying about his condition. and spent eleven months in a pow vcamp.m what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured
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moments. flonase gives you more complete allergy relief. just skversky has a check on sports and carson wentz can miss a part of the preseason and for him that ace i big deal. >> this is not ideal. this is time in practice and in preseason games they need their future franchise quarterback to develop, not best of news here. not only has carson wentz expect to sit the entire regular season but now, the eagles rookie quarterback may miss the rest of the preseason, as well because of a hairline fracture in his ribs. eagles do not have a timetable for when wentz will return to action, and eagles head coach doug pederson is hoping to have his second overall pick by back the even of the
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preseason. wentz got hurt on a hit he took late in the game thursday night against tampa bay, team did not originally believe it was anything more than soreness but ct scan after practice today reveals otherwise. eagles tackle lane johnson calls it a nightmare and he expects to be suspended ten games for testing positive for a banned substance a second time but johnson is not pointing a finger at himself, he is blaming the nfl players association. johnson says he took amino acids a supplement approved by a app, nfl pa gave him and still tested positive for a banned substance. eagles right tackle says he didn't know approved products by the nfl pa app were actually not tested for banned supplement until after the fact. johnson is still awaiting test results on a second sample, and the amino acid for ingredients that were not listed on the table but he blames the nfl pa. >> i feel like the players have no rights, i feel the
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supplement industry is not regulated. you do not know what is in it. it is hard to believe, coming from them but nfl pa does not stand up for their players. then you go on the app, test positive or something they approve, it doesn't matter. i have known this for a couple weeks. nothing is wrong. i'm not saying i want to belabor this or be labeled as a cheater. >> nfl pa fires back in the statement to six abc the players association says in part, mr. johnson statements are factually inaccurate and we have been in touch with both lane and his agent who now understand the facts. nfl pa does not a have prove any supplements or substances. for several years nfl pa has provided a free service to every player who wishes to have us test a supplement. they send it to us and this service was offered to lane. the nfl pa goes on to say,
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player supplements that are provided for players may not list certain ingredients. baseball now, phillies starter zach eflin will likely miss the rest of the season because of a broken right foot. the rookie also has ten nights in both knees, adam morgan will take eflin's spot tomorrow against colorado. ryan howard is not in the line. against the rockies despite grand slam last night and that curtain call. tommy joseph is at first. howard is hotter then weather. since the all-star break he is hitting .386, five home runs, 13 rbi's and how about manager pete mackanin even shopping howard to other teams. >> if i were a playoff team would i take notice. what he did tonight is, you know, something that he is capable of doing either as a dh or a pinch hitter off the bench. he is just swinging the bat coming up with big hits and i'm happy for him.
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>> and jonathan papelbon has saved his last game for the washington nationals. phillies all time saves leader was asked for his release and granted his release. papelbon is having the worst season of his career, 4.37 era, this comes a little more than a year after phillies traded the six time all-star to the nationals. in the olympics moorestown, new jersey lauren smith smithling wins goal in rowing women's eight. english gardener goes for gold in the 100-meter dash. michael phelps will swim tonight in the butterfly 400 relay. phelps, who plans to retire has already won 22 gold medals including four in rio alone. one last shot at michael phelps. >> still hard to believe he will retire. >> he has done it before, who knows he might come back. >> up next on "action news" meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast but first lets check with cecily ve gha
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for world news saturday. >> coming up on world news tonight deadly flooding in the golf coast and worse is yet to come. donald trump's new prediction of election day cheating and going to the goal, we are going to katie le decky after that record win in rio. it is all coming up after "action news". i don't want to live with
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>> we will not get a break anytime soon so our heat wave will roll across the region, walter. we will show you storm tracker six live double scan radar and it is dry, for philadelphia, areas to the south and east but north and west where we're tracking some spotty precipitation we will go in tighter on street level with storm tracker six and if you are in northwestern sections of berks county we're dealing with a little will bit of wet weather. lightening associated with this there in bethel. moderate, heavy pockets of rain to the the north of lebanon. we will track that activity early this evening. otherwise big weather story for the rest of tonight and for that matter, into sunday will be the heat and humidity. outside we will go the action cam was outside earlier today these kids have the right idea, holmesberg, pa penny pack park creek. dealing with the heat, and staying cool. stay refreshed. a lot of hot air overhead. that is excessive heat warning stays up tonight right through sunday until 9:00 p.m.
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really for heart of the region because it is not just heat as we have been saying but also humidity. heat index range from 100 in some locations above 110. we saw in dover we had a heat index of 120. outside at this hour 96 degrees. eighty-five in the the poconos. ninety-four in trenton. at the coast in cape hey 81. out to the west in lancaster coming in at 91 degrees. right now we have heat index from 91 in the poconos to 107 in philadelphia, and 119, at this hour in dover. so it is like 110 in millville with that constant southeasterly win. current heat index in reading at 97, we are getting rain cooled showers and storms, moving on through. here's satellite six with action radar. the frontal boundary draped to our north and west and that is where we are finding the activity this evening. again we have a spotty shower in berks county but a lot of the moisture pressing off across upstate new york and portions of new england. for the most part we are dried for the rest of tonight.
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something to keep in mind as we track sunset as we head closer and closer to our fall season, tonight it is first night where sunsets before 8:00 o'clock and once we get into two months from now october 31st, sun will be setting at 5:59 in the evening, so, that is not too far away. and in the near term we are tracking hot numbers. future tracker six showing waking up tomorrow morning feeling like 92 in philadelphia. ninety in wildwood. as we get into the early evening hours tomorrow heat index, once again, topping out in the triple digits. here's the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, steamy air continues on sunday. high up to 97. on monday not as intense, a high of 92 with showers and thunderstorms still around. sizzling sunshine tuesday with thunderstorm overhead in at 92 and day eight, to the heat wave, 92. and then 80's returns next thursday, friday and saturday, walter, so it is a prolong stretch of a lot of hot air so
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you cannot stay cool. >> eighty-nine looks cool. >> so nice. >> thanks, melissa. it turns out that pool fundraiser was all it was crack up to be. tacony section of philadelphia, animal lovers donated money to buy one of the 5,000 rubber ducks for an aquatic raffle of sorts after a brief swim in the pool at boat rec center. organizers pluck out lucky ducks and those owners won prizes including cash, ipad and much more. all money raised benefit animal care and control team of philadelphia. world news saturday is next here on channel six. don't miss "action news" at ten on phl17 tonight and 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. >> ♪gist rob marciano spoke to jamari
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welcome to "world news tonight." deadly flooding and dangerous heat. in the gulf coast four months worth of rain. in a single day. at least two killed in the historic floods. the national guard on the scene. more than 1,000 rescues. >> by 10:30 it had gone about 100 feet. i mean it was fast. >> the state of emergency not over yet. the rivers are quickly rising. tonight 50 million americans under heat alerts. it feels like death valley but it's new york city. up and down the east coast triple digits. the extreme heat sparking a deadly lightning strike. donald trump's new attack. what he wants his supporters to do on election day and not just to get out and vote. a crash landing. the plane demolished. how a family of four man


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