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law enforcement following the shooting of a teenager. there's good news coming out of louisiana after widespread flooding that is approving deadly. we begin with the latest on the sweltering forecast. it is day 6 of the latest heat wave. this morning action cam was in wissahickon where they found runners and bikers getting exercise early under the shade of the trees. accuweather says hang in there, just a few more days to deal with these oppressive conditions. meteorologist karen rogers in for david murphy this noon over at the bigger with the full details. >> reporter: sarah this will like think turn out to be an 8 day heat wave. many days what it felt like was over 100 degrees. the excessive heat warning continues until tuesday at 6:00 p.m. we expect the heat wave to continue through wednesday. here's a look at the numbers, 87 in martins creek. 86 in fleet wood. 90 degrees in saint davids.
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87 in center city, levittown, as well. let's look in new jersey, 85 in browns mills. 89 in glassboro. 93 in vineland, new jersey. i'm coloring it red on top of the red. that's not helping you. 92 in smyrna, delaware. really hot out there. and you are feeling it with the humidity. let's look at the heat index. feels like 92 in philadelphia. 95 in millville. 96 in cape may. slightly skeptical of dover, but the numbers have been high. feeling like 105 in dover from our reporting station there. we have clear skies and sunshine and cumulus clouds. you can see in the clouds out to the north and west. that will not impact our region. we're watching for an isolated chance of a shower or thunderstorm moving through south and east of the city. it is hot and humid, don't forget your sunscreen, by all
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means head to the pool and stay cool. it's another day to take the heat seriously. 2:00 p.m., 92 degrees. 5:00 p.m., 93. the high today is 94. it's going to feel like 100. this is day 6 of the heat wave and counting. we'll talk about relief. not getting a whole lot of it. we'll have that coming up. >> philadelphia corporation for aging is keeping their number open until midnight tonight (215)965-9040. as the heat wave drags on 6abc.com/weather is your complete resource. with the power of storm tracker 6 live radar to spot the pop-up storms. our meteorologists are constantlily checking in on facebook and twitter. we invite you to follow each of them for updates. police in philadelphia are investigating a shooting in the
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logan section of the city. chopper 6 hd was over the scene around 10:30 a.m. this was the intersection of north molly and wing hocking street. one person was shot and taken to einstein. their condition is unknown. the gunman is on the loose. jurors could start deliberating today in the perjury and obstruction trial of pennsylvania's attorney general, former top aids say kathleen kane seeked secret grand jury files to get revenge on a rival and lied about it. john rawlins is live outside the courthouse in norristown. >> reporter: montgomery county d.a. maintained this was a civil crime that the attorney general was angry at a former prosecutor and or which he -- orchestrated. the defense said kane had no
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role in that leak but it was two top advisors, one miffed with miss kane. kathleen kane version of the event back in 2014 she wanted to get the word out in the press about how a probe of jerry mondesire her predecessor dropped the ball by not bringing charges. who is responsible for the leak? kathleen kane targeted the top two witnesses the former top aid and political consultant claiming they had reasons to leak the information and lie about it. a former prosecutor has been observing the trial. >> they attacked king and marrow, call them liars and pointed out the inconsistencies
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in their testimony and called them liars they did what they had to do. it was a methodical closing, it was disparaging to the witnesses in a way that felt was necessary. >> reporter: the defense in its closing denies kathleen kane had any role in the coverup and offered an alternative theory how it got out of the grand jury office into the newspaper. the prosecution closing at this time, the deliberations will start this afternoon. john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> at least 6 people are dead after heavy rains brought widespread flooding to the state of louisiana over the weekend. some areas received two feet of rain in a week. 20,000 people had to be rescued from their homes, another ten thousand were forced to evacuate and living in temporary shelters. the governor put a state of
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emergency into effect. >> even though it was an unnamed storm was historic levels of river and creeks rising and i will tell you we have not seen anything like this in the past. >> officials say water levels should begin to recede tonight. milwaukee is struggling to come together after a weekend of chaos. demonstrators took to the street for a second straight night after police shot and killed an armed man. the family of the man who was killed is calling for peace. >> this is the police leave the area. >> reporter: mayhem in milwaukee with tensions between police and protesters boiling over. angry crowds protesting the deadly police shooting of a allegedly armed black man during a traffic stop. >> two injured officers here. >> reporter: the chaos destroying this patrol car burning businesses and flying
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bullets injuring one teenager rushed to the hospital in armored police vehicle. it started saturday afternoon after the 23-year-old suspect seen in the facebook picture identified as seville smith was shot and killed by officers. according to authorities, the suspect was armed, the officer ordered him to drop the weapon. when the suspect did not comply, the officer opened fire. the confrontation caught on the officer's body camera. >> i know what i saw on the video and the still appears to me at the time he made the decision was a credible and legal decision. >> reporter: smith's family demanded justice and pleaded with the public to protest peacefully. >> stop burning down gas stations. >> reporter: as for the video from the officer's body camera, they hope to release it as soon as. empty mean -- in the meantime,
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the officer involved was not injured and is on administrative duty. >> a woman shot two times in her legs in the frankford section of philadelphia remains in the hospital. police got a call about the shooting around midnight on wake ling street near fall street. the gunman came out of the alley and started shooting at the vehicle. police believe another person in the car was shot, as well. that person fled the scene. no arrests have been made. a mother accused of abusing her infant son had a second child removed from her care. she claimed 20 fractures across her baby's body was were due to a rare genetic disorder. jessejessica batiato kept the br
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of her second child a secret. she is facing our cameras again is she a serial abuser. >> i want them to know it will be proven that it is something medical. >> this a case of mistaken abuse, you decide tonight at 11:00 p.m. a man who delighted generations of children here on channel 6 "action news" is being laid to rest today. captain noah whose real name was w.carter merbreier passed away last week. his funeral began an hour ago at st. paul's church in ardmore. the show aired in 22 cities, he group up here and went to school here and regarded philadelphia as his home. his wife pat mrs. noah passed away in 2011. as we say a final farewell to captain noah look at the 6abc
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news app. you will find clips and memories from our viewers and long time weatherman, dave roberts. a driver was pulled from a burning car 30 seconds before it exploded. larry from the good samaritan next. michael phelps visitors usain bolt. both are gold medal winners, which has more gold in the bank. there's a live look at the beaches in atlantic city. we'll have a live update on the weather from karen rogers when we come right back.
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-- hue d fronted several women after they were freed from human traffickers who forced them into prosecution. in illinois it was nothing short of amazing that the driver of a lamborghini made it out of a fiery crash alive. a lincoln collided with the lamborghini in chicago on saturday. it slapped into a light pole and split in two. andre king was responsible for pulling the driver out of the of the car movements before it exploded. >> we started smelling fuel. so everybody lifted a leg and listed an arm and got him from underneath the wheel. >> 30 seconds later, lamborghini did indeed blow up. the driver was conscious when he rushed to the hospital. >> new freedom theater is pennsylvania's oldest
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african-american owned theater. this year, the company is celebrating a milestone. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: new freedom theater known as commonly as freedom theater has been a staple in north philadelphia for 50 years and finding new ways to shame and strengthen the community through the arts. new freedom was founded in 1966 an outgrowth of the black power movement. >> we are a cultural anchor in north philadelphia, but we have national impact. >> reporter: co-founders johnny alan junior and robert leslie created a performing arts program that the theater has become famous for. >> they thought they were building an institution we have to stay viable and relevant for future generations. >> reporter: leslie odem junior is among the more than ten thousand performing artists who
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honed their skills here. it literally has become a hamlet and haven for african-american artists to bloom and have their voice. >> reporter: the theater puts on lighthearted comedies and serious dramas. this year they did an original play documenting trayvon martins final hours and legacy in the black lives matter movement. >> it's african-american stories that deal with issues that speak to who we are now. >> they are argued acting and -- adding acting and dance classes. new freedom theater is hosting an open house september 17. for details visit freedom theater.org or visit 6abc.com/loves the arts for other area events. formts 6abc loves the arts, i'm i'm karen rogers. bolt and phef
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the most recognized olympic athletes. with all their deals and we earnings one man come out top when it comes to the bank account. but it's close. >> reporter: they are the fastest man on land and in the water. usain bolt and michael phelps approve over and over again they are the power house olympians at the top of their sport. michael phelps is the most decorated olympian in historical. his net worth, $55 million. bolt has 7 medals, but shot past phelps at ion.
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he signed on with under armor. the lightning bolt from jamaica has signed on with gatorade and designer watch company and that helped him put him over the edge? a reported 8 digital deal with athletic apparel puma. china diver won the silver in the diving competition, her boyfriend also a diver from china popped the question. they are planning to take the plunge down the wedding aisle. that's a lot of hardware in one day. >> reporter: it's exiegd, it's good she said yes, everybody was watching. >> reporter: let's take a look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, around the area, we are dry we're looking good so far, but not feeling great. it's hot out there, let's go outside and see when it looks
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like. we're looking live in center city with our temple university camera where we have bright sunshine out there, it's starting to warm things up. the temperature 87 degrees, the dewpoint 70. anytime you hit 700 it's oppressive. the pressure holding steady the wind are southerly and light. the ocean temperature, a chilly, 65 degrees. satellite and radar showing we have clear skies and lots of sunshine. you can see showers and thunderstorms popping up well to the southwest. we'll see if they move through the area. we're looking for a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. we have a couple of areas of low pressure that will ride along the front. that front doesn't cross the region until wednesday. when it does that will break the heat wave. it looks to be an 8 day heat wave. we're in day 6. we have a couple of more days to go. hang in there, 94 is the high temperature today in allentown, you hit a high of 91. 92 in reading, upper 80s in
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them lancaster, 92 in wilmington and dover. 93 for the high in millville. a little cooler than that the upper 80s along the coastline. 91 in toms river and trenton. hot and humid conditions, 2:00 p.m., 92. lots of sunshine, cumulus clouds mixing in. 4:00 p.m., 94. that's the high for today. it will feel like it's closer to 100 when you factor in the humidity. 6:00 p.m., 93. we'll be watching for an isolated shower or thunderstorm south of the city. 8:00 p.m., 89. 10:00 p.m., 83 degrees. even overnight it will be warm and muggy. i want to show you future tracker 6 in the overnight hours you're looking for the chance of gusty thunderstorms. this is a look at 4:00 a.m. well be ready to go on the air and we're looking at the chance of strong storms. you see dark colors, not only red, but purple an indication of hail that's coming down. 4:00 p.m., we get more scattered
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showers or thunderstorms. any one of these could be strong to severe. this is tomorrow. the storm prediction center in norman, okay okay, has us -- oklahoma has us at a severe risk of damaging winds and hail. watch for the chance of strong to severe storms. we could see them in the morning hours and a chance in the afternoon that's tomorrow. today, hot and humid, an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible, 94. tomorrow it is 94, the difference the human will -- huy will be worse tomorrow. wednesday hot for the a air show. 92 degrees. thursday, less sticky, 88.
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friday, 89. saturday, more humid, 89 degrees the high if you're heading to the union game. sunday, 88 chance of a shower or thunderstorm. sometimes behind a front it clears everything out, the humidity drops way down, it gets nice and row freshing. that's not -- refreshing. >> wonderful. >> reporter: topping the people scene adele said she turned down an offer to perform at the next super bowl. she said fans at the concert on saturday night, the half-time show is not about music. she is not beyounce and can't dance. she said she was touched by the offer to perform, her announcement did draw boos. comedian kevin hart is a married man the philadelphia native married his long time girlfriend in california on saturday. his 8-year-old son-in-law and 11-year-old daughter attended the ceremony, this is hatter's
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temperatures before we go. >> reporter: let's check the almanac. the high is 96, at 2:00 p.m. it will feel like 97 and later at 4:00 p.m. 99. it will feel like 100 degrees. it's another day to take the heat seriously. it's a heat warning through the area tuesday evening. drink water and keep an eye on your elderly neighbors. >> a look at what's coming up on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. police are about to give us an update on the tragic murder-suicide that killed a family of five in berks county. we'll bring a full recap of the
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news conference and the latest on the investigation at 4:00 p.m. we follow the latest developments in the trial of attorney general kathleen kane, jurors expected to get the case at any time now. we'll have a full recap of the day in court. that's it for "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5, p.m., 6:00 p.m. for rick williams, david murphy, karen rogers, i'm sarah bloomquist. havewe'll see you at 6:00 p.m. stay cool.
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