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who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs] and as of now, i'd have to say no. i am totally blind. i lost my sight in afghanistan. if you're totally blind, you may also be struggling with non-24. calling 844-844-2424. or visit my24info.com. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon, rick will be along later today. renewed calls for pennsylvania's
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attorney general to step down now that she is a convicted felon. and news for women about a popular pain reliever, the impact of tylenol on a child's development. this is a live look from sky 6 hd from the beach in atlanta sfee, however parts of the area could get hit by strong storms today. meteorologist, karen rogers, is in for david murphy and has the latest from accuweather. >> reporter: the national weather service extends this excessive heat warning, it seems like it's going on forever. the excessive heat ends with the end of this excessive heat warning. it's already 87 degrees, philadelphia 74 in mt. pocono and 85 in reading and 88 in millville and 89 in atlantic
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city airport. when you factor into the oppressive humidity, already at lunch time feels like 93 in philadelphia and 91 in reading and 95 in millville and near 100 in dover delaware. but even in atlantic city airport, near 100 that is what it feels like now when you step outside. when you factor in the heat and oppressive humidity we have today. of course the concern that we have been talking about is a slight risk for severe weather, it's quiet now on the radar, we are not seeing storms brew at the moment. a slight risk not just philadelphia but areas north and west and greater risk for damaging winds and potential for damaging flooding with this. this is the last day of extreme heat, the heat index feeling like over 100, between 100 and 104, we are looking for a heavy thunderstorm in the afternoon hours with the chance for
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lightning and downpours. we'll show you that on the radar and what we anticipate over the next few hours in the full accuweather forecast. high schools are taking extra precautions to keep players safe while they practice sports during this heat wave. annie mccormick was at a high school football practice this morning, she is live at a norristown high school. >> reporter: hey sara, they are all inside now for lunch and there are multiple teams here from cross country and soccer to field hockey and of course football, all the teams having multiple practices today and they have a full staff at norristown area high school to make sure that the kids are safe in this heat. >> preseason practice for all sports at norristown high school started yesterday just in time for the searing heat. the head football coach is thinking safety. >> we keep them in the shade as much as we can.
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and we have full pads and then later in the afternoon they can wear shorts. >> and the team's athletic trainer uses a tool like this, a temperature index. the marines use them too. >> it shows how much your body can cool itself in this environment. the coaches know how hard they can push the athletes and restrictions as far as clothing and just uppers for football or remove the helmet. and they use flag collars to alert the players to heat danger. black and red is the most danger. they dictate how long student athletes with practice and hydration is key recommending a gallon of water a day. for the field hockey seniors the sweaty days is a sign of hard work. >> compared to other summers -- >> it's the hottest it has been but it's our last year, so we have to push through it.
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>> i could definitely use one of those misters now and it feels good. >> under the rules, the football team had to have a heat acclimation weeks that they had last week, where they wear no pads, no drills, just got their bodies used to the heat. in extreme conditions if they feel that a player is overheated. they have cooling tubs inside so they can immediately cool the kids down. sara back to you. >> thank you. if this heat has you worried about yourself or a loved one, the philadelphia corporation for ageing is here to help. their heat line is open yet again today. call the number on your screen. operators take calls until 8:00 tonight. pennsylvania's attorney general, could address they are job status in the next few days. katherine kane was found guilty of perjury and conspiracy.
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later today her top deputy is expected to hold a news conference to address questions. we'll have a live report with the latest developments coming up at 12:30. philadelphia police have arrested one of two suspects in the attempted murder of a pizza delivery driver, officials say that 16-year-old daniels robbed the store on beaumont street back in june and that driver was shot in the head after the robbery and survived. daniels is charged as an adult and his accomplice is still on the loose. a driver is recovering after a garbage truck flipped over in lawrence township, new jersey, it happened just before 5:00 on the ramp from route 1 south to i-95 south, the driver lost control and the truck landed on its side and the impact caused the truck to leak fuel. nearly 11,000 people in louisiana remain in shelters
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after historic flooding forced them from their home. today red cross workers from our area left for the relief effort. the action cam was there as nearly a dozen volunteers head to baton ruth. officials there warn that the danger is not over yet. lets go to elizabeth herr following the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon to you and to give you perspective here, we are learning from forecasters, louisiana is dealing with the kind of rainfall that happens only once in a thousand years and at this hour, so many reads don't know if they have a home to return to. this view from above shows the widespread flood damage, the losses, heart breaking for the homeowners. >> what is left if anything? everything i had is gone. everything.
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everything. >> christina and neighbors survived hurricane katrina and for them the devastation this time much worse. >> this is a whole town just washed away overnight. >> you have to start over like that. we work so hard for it. >> the worst of the rain has stopped but the flooding continues. so many spent the night sandbagging hoping to save their homes and anyone with boats kept volunteering looking for neighbors that might be trapped. >> we are trying to do whatever we can, in our time of crisis and disaster. >> in parts of louisiana more than 30 inches of rain fell in just three days, so far 33 thousand people are rescued of them 12,000 are homeless and packed in shelters. the mayor says that all 1500
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residents were will forced to rebuild. >> we will not give up we'll stay to the bloody end and if knocks us down we'll get back up season rebuild. >> reporter: well, in the hardest hit areas, the water is starting to recede, but that only means that towns downstream is dealing with swollen rivers today and that is why they will remain on high alert. live in new york, channel 6 "action news." >> elizabeth, thank you. on the campaign trail, both candidates are in battleground states today. hillary clinton will make a stop right here in philadelphia, she will visit west philadelphia high school, that is where she is expected to urge voters to register before the october 11th deadline. yesterday she campaigned in scranton with vice president biden. donald trump is meeting with private donors today in
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wisconsin, he will hold a rally in milwaukee, a poll released last week shows trump trailing hillary clinton by 15 points in wisconsin. still to come on "action news" at noon, technology and fashion are teaming up how to control your phone by touching your skin. and a young girl talks about the terrifying moments she fell from a ferris wheel. >> and see how a mother was able to scare off this bear.
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the police chief in milwaukee says that tensions are easing, three days after a police officer shot and killed a man. six people were arrested during protests last night. no businesses were damaged. the protests started last night after seville smith was killed in a traffic stop. the body camera says that the suspect had a weapon. a serial arsonist is accused of starting a massive wild fire in california that destroyed 175 homes and caused $10 million in
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damage. authorities arrested 40-year-old damon anthony late last night after hundreds of firefighters started to gain ground on a lower lake fire that is burning since saturday. it has charred nearly seven square miles and is only 7% contained. people allowed back to their neighborhood are overcome with emotion. >> coming back to this it's horrible. >> nothing i could do here it was just a wall of flames. beautiful homestead, it's really hard. >> detectives say that the alleged arsonist is suspected of setting several official fires in the past year in the very same area. former patriots star, aaron hernandez is expected back in the courtroom today. hernandez pled not guilty to charges stemming from the deadly
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drive-by shootings in boston in 2012. the former nfl star is already serving a life sentence for the murder of his sister's fiance in june of 201. hernandez is appealing his conviction in that case. one of the child victims of this month's ferris wheel accidents is speaking out about the moments. kayla andrews was one of three children that fell 30 feet from a ferris wheel car from the county fair. they told abc news they remember the moment when kayla and her sister and another girl were thrown to the ground. >> really scared. falling on the ground and my arm saved me. >> we took off running towards the ferris wheel and the operator, yelling stop. stop now. >> she was reaching out for stuff to hold on to. >> kayla's sister sustained a
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brain injury and is still in the hospital. a close encounter a mother in florida never expected to have in the backyard. >> he is just hungry -- no! >> on thursday night the bear was wandering around her vegetable garden. she grabbed her phone and live streamed the incident on facebook. the bear climbed on the house and slapped the window. angie yelled at the bear and scared it away. a montgomery county business announced they are laying off more than 100 employees, and new concerns for women that take tylenol. how it can impact your child's health. a latest generation blood thinner. then i made the switch. xarelto® significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. it has similar effectiveness to warfarin.
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more than 100 people in montgomery county are losing their jobs. new jersey based merck announced that the pharmaceutical company is cutting 100 jobs. merck has already announced they are shifting 300 jobs to facilities in northern new jersey and massachusetts. health check this noon, a new study found that women that takestylenol. more than half of all pregnant women use the drug, the lead author says that it is safe for pregnant women to use but taken only when necessary. temporary tattoos can be warn as a fashion statement.
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but one day you could use them to control your smart devices, researchers at mit created metallic temporary tattoos schooled duo skin. can you change songs on your device and they can sense your body temperature and mood. they are still a couple of years away from being sold on stores. the "action news" team is out working on news stories beginning at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is here with a look ahead. >> reporter: we are getting new details about a string of violent robberies that are targeting local family owned businesses, police update the investigation that includes at least one arrest ahead at 4:00. and then in what's the deal, we help you beat the heat with creative gadgets, cooling vests and things for babies and pets too. got to stay cool, it's hot out there. take us with you on the go, if you have not download the the
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free 6 abc news app. you can watch us live streaming on your smart phone or tablet. >> accuweather is coming up.
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well, a check of the accuweather forecast. >> are you sick of this too? >> i am. i can't think of another way of saying this. >> day seven. even though the extreme heat ends today it will be kind of hot and sticky for much of the seven-day forecast. stormtracker 6 live double scan looking for storms we are not seeing any just yet and we are being careful and we expect strong storms to develop late this afternoon. lets go outside. sky 6 hd is out and about, looking live in penn's landing and lots of sunshine basking down and man are we heating things up.
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87 already and the dew point 72, and feeling oppressively humid. pressure holding steady and winds from the south-southwest just the heat pump again and the ocean temperature dipped back down to 67. satellite 6 along with action radar showing you in the overnight and early morning hours we saw the showers move through and now it's quiet. you see cells trying to form out to the west. lets look at future tracker 6 the latest model run is not showing a lot of storms coming, but at 3:00 you see some entering from the north and west. at 6:00 crossing the lehigh valley and then a few storms moving through all wrapping up by midnight tonight, the chance for a few scattered storms and we are watching it so closely because anyone could be strong to severe. here is your day planner, at 2:00, it's 92 and hot and steamy and 4:00 p.m. 89 degrees and
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10:00 p.m. 81 degrees. 94 is your high today. and we hit it early this afternoon. we'll watch the storms develop so sometime after 3:00 we see the storms hit the lehigh valley. if you head to the shore it will be a while before you hit the storms and the new jersey beaches, sitting on the beach itself, you go inland at pomona and you'll feel the difference there. the sea breeze is not impacting you there. delaware 89 degrees and watch for the late day storms there. tomorrow we get still the heat, 92 degrees but this front comes through the area and starts to turn less humid. so it feels a little bit different but we keep very warm conditions and rather sticky conditions through much of the seven day period. it's hot be humid and a thunderstorm in a couple of spots and anyone thunderstorm could be strong to severe. with heavy downpours with this kind of humidity, we'll see a
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lot of concerns with the heavy downpours coming down and potentially damaging winds. 94 for your high and it feels like it's over 100, tomorrow still hot but turning less humid. 92 for the high, if you head to the a.c. air show it looks to be okay there. but still sticky at that point. you'll be the last to see the change in humidity. feeling rather nice and humidity not bad and 89 degrees, it starts to get sticky again on friday, and not much of a break. 91 degrees coming back up there. saturday partly sunny and humid if you head to the union game it's sticky again, looks dry and 90 degrees, sunday a mix of sun and clouds, humid and 90 degrees for your high. feeling sticky but nothing like last weekend. monday mostly cloudy skies and 88 degrees with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. so even though the extreme heat ends today and we have a chance for a few strong storms it stays
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rather hot through the rest of seven day period. rescue workers in connecticut had a challenging rescue this weekend, they had to free a squirrel that got its head trapped in the cup, they saw the squirrel bouncing around trying to get out of the yogurt container, they grabbed a blanket and grabbed the squirrel and another emt pulled the cup off its head. google has created a rival for apple's face time. and free burgers up for grabs at a popular chain restaurant. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. with sara bloomquist, david murphy. hello again rick will be along later. here are the stories we are following for on "action news" at 12:30. calls for kathleen kane to step down after being convicted on all accounts against her. we are live from harrisburg waiting to hear from the top deputy. she fell off a ferris wheel and landed 30 feet below on the ground. and as firefighters continue to battle wild fires in california, a man believed to have set the fires is arrested. we begin with the accuweather forecast. we are in the heat wave for seven days, and it's unbearable
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to be outside for more than just a few minutes. and one more days of the heat and humidity. it's bad but football must go on. there was no relief for the norristown football team. the coaches have a plan in place to keep their players safe. lets look live, sky 6 hd showing the scene at the jersey shore, atlantic city or any beach, the place to try to beat the heat today. karen rogers is over at the big board with the details from accuweather. >> reporter: what a thing to see the players in the heavy uniforms and the people sitting on the beach. the excessive heat warning does not end until tonight. it went into effect at noon and lasts until 5:00, because of the extreme heat. it feels hotter today than it did yesterday. 87 in philadelphia, 85 in reading and 86 in trenton and 88 in dover and 83 in c

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