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store at the mills mall this morning. they used a hammer to get at their loot. walter perez is live with more. this is similar to another crime an another area mall. >> reporter: that is right. investigators are looking to see if the two may be connected. >> it's a scary moment. everyone just stopped and people started to run out. >> maria is describing the scene outside of the zales that is located next to the perfume store where she works. >> i was sitting on my phone, and trying to wake up and i hear the noises and it sounds like gunshots but i guess it was the hammers hitting the glass. >> the smash and glass was by three men wielding sledge hammers, the thieves made off way untold number of gold and diamond rings. she didn't realize what was go
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on. >> i stood there and then panicked and then shut the gate of my store and just waited. >> police officials are looking into the possibility that today's robbery may be linked to similar crimes across the delaware valley. for example this surveillance video shows masked men using hammers to steal from the montgomery mall two weeks ago. and today's robbery was a bit more reality than she could handle. >> it's scary, really scary, you don't know what to expect anymore, you think you are safe but you are not. >> the robbery occurred at 10:30 this morning and the thieves were seen drive ago way in a silver or blue hatch back that may have been a toyota or kia, anyone with information is asked to call northeast detectives, walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. >> one man is dead and another is hurt after a double shooting
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in the logan section of philadelphia. the shooting happened at 3:00 at 18th and one victim was shot in the back of the head and chest and died at einstein hospital. a second man was shot and no word on his condition. police have no suspects or motives at this time. on the weather front there was a bit of relief from the heat and humidity we are dealing with. sky 6 hd taking a live look at the beaches of cape may, a few folks lingering on the beach. why not. the mercury climb add above 90 again today making this the longest heat wave of the year, eight days of sizzling temperatures but there are signs that cooler conditions are around the corner. adam joseph is outside on the terrace with the latest from ac weather i have my fingers crossed. >> keep crossing them. another hot day out but we caught a break with the humidity but in philadelphia the heat
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wave rolls on 91 the official high for today, making it eight days long the longest of 2016 and for the month so far temperatures run over 4 degrees above normal. 89 degrees right now in philadelphia, and lower 80s in allentown and 70s in the poconos, but 90 or better for millville and atlantic city airport and beach haven, the shore did not catch a break with no land breeze or sea breeze, it's only in the 80s in allentown and trenton. but tropical humidity lingers at the shore so right now the heat index in the mid to upper 90s there. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan notice things are turning active in west virginia and virginia and southern parts of central pennsylvania, this is some energy that is rolling through, overnight tonight. once that sunsets, we'll see the radar start to pop in many different colors, so a round of
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downpours coming in tonight and even a thunderstorm or two with brief torrential rain and gusty winds and anywhere from a quarter to half inch of rain likely in the overnight hours. i'll let you know the exact timing when that pushes through and when the heat wave officially ends. coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> we'll check back in later thank you. >> in other news, crews were responding to a house fire found a man dead inside this morning. crews were called to emerson street in the fox street section of philadelphia. the man was found in a front room, and they have not yet identified the victim or how he died or how the fire started. kathleen kane's resignation is now official. it was her last day on the job as attorney general, we caught up with kane as she arrived at her office. kane could have stayed on the job until her sentencing in october. but kane decided now was the
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time. >> it's bitter sweet and i loved my job and proutd of the work we have done but at the same time it's time to focus on other things and time for pennsylvanians to continue to move forward. >> kane did not comment on the verdict, her deputy bruce caster took the only to be the acting attorney general for pennsylvania. former congressman, chaka fattah, hopes that a recent supreme court ruling helps him in a racketeering convention. narrowing the definition of bribery when they throughout bob mcdonald's conviction in june. they say that gifts to fattah stems from a friendship and not a bribery. chaka fattah is set to be sentenced on october 4th. police are looking for
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burglars that swiped computers from an elementary school. the video shows the crime in progress -- >> reporter: that is right. camden county police putting out two voice videos of these break-ins, one at agent elementary school and one at a child development center, they are similar, the thieves made off with all kinds of items and they would like them caught before the school year begins, the young burglars used a rock to enter the school on wildwood avenue after the school was closed on may 9th. they prowled the halls and looked for items to take. >> they were looking for items, laptops and money was taken from there. >> police put the suspect between 18 and 20 years old and one has a distinctive walk, at times one or both has their face
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covered. >> based on the videos, the two suspects knew what they were doing and what they were looking for. >> this video is a second similar break-in in july at the early development center near the school. the suspect is holding what appears to be a crowbar used to pry open the doors to gain injury. it shows one suspect, and there is a lot of similarities in this video. in all they made off with laptops and money and a desktop computer and items that camden school district may find difficult to replace. any school district that loses items of that nature are hard pressed to regain these things, absolutely. >> police are confident that someone knows who these young men are. they have the distinctive walk and you can see the face in the video as well. they may likely be from the neighbor there. if you can identify them contact the camden county police.
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i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a cab driver with a criminal past is under arrest again. accused of attacking a woman in his car, darryl mcfadden, worked for main line taxi. a woman said on august 9th mcfadden robbed and beat her and he has convictions for statutory sexual assault and prior convictions for rape and drugs. main line taxi had to comment. they say that companies must do criminal background checks every two years. a second suspect wanted for a string of robberies targeting the asian community has surrendered. anthony campbell is in police custody. police say that the pair threaten their victims and in some cases they tie their victims up. there may be up to three
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suspects at large. former philadelphia police commissioner, john timoney has died. the 68-year-old was battling lung cancer xg he worked for the new york police department for searching in philadelphia. >> he put us on the map in large part due to accountability or reference and accountable. and he really was a significant figure in law enforcement nationally and highly recognized and touted for all of the things he has done. >> the philadelphia police department postd this tribute on twitter this morning. it read we mourn the passing of former ppd police officer, john timoney, who proudly led our department from 1998 to 2001. >> he served as chief of police recently in florida before doing
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consulting work. still to come on "action news" tonight, the air show takes flight over atlantic city. see the planes that wowed the crowds on the beach today. and as the eagles prepare to face the steelers in preseason, hear what sam bradford has to say about the tempo of the game the heat index 93 but far better than 111 on saturday. well tell you when it completely breaks in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you adam joseph. those stories and more. prodders, shuckersers,
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folcroft police officer dor pan will be honored after being shot in the line of duty. he is on the mend after taking seven bullets. his partner and sergeant are honored for taking action quickly. a few small change could save delaware school districts in costs. the industrial assessment center looked at 15 schools. recommends were turning off led lights and heating and cooling is a major energy waster. in all they found $800,000 in energy saving opportunities. things were looking up at the
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jersey shore today. thousands packed the beach and the boardwalk for the annual atlantic city air show. once again abc was a proud broadcast partner, watching chills and thrills in the sky was our own "action news" reporter, gray hall who filed this report from atlantic city tonight. >> the u.s. air force thunderbirds wrapped up the air show, the f-16 air show jetted into the skies and commanded attention, it's what on lookers were waiting for and they were not disappointed. hopefully you came prepared to see the show. >> they will hear a lot of loud noises, you have to be ready and not scared. >> it's like art. like art and pure perfection. the skies over the beach became a temporary stage for pilots to demonstrate their skills. they amazed the crowds. for veterans it was more than just a day to be wowed by tricks
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in the sky. >> just to see a show like this is exciting to me and actually brings tears to my eyes. >> the goal is not to only impress with heart stopping maneuvers but to also recruit future pilots. >> kids in the audience, have to decide if they want to become pilots. >> when i'm older i want to be a fighter pilot and i'm trying to get into the air force academy. it makes me proud of where i came from and makes me want to be a part of them. >> they are ready for 2016, and they are working on the final number for today. they say 400,000 spectators from atlantic city to ocean city to brigantine. that is the latest from here, gray hall, channel 6 "action news."
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play in the matter of minutes. will we see more for chase utley tonight. >> last night it was wonderful but wow. philly fans take so much heat, last night they show why they are the best in the business, he homered twice in his return and also a grand slam. they gave him a standing ovation that lasted a minute and a half. what an incredible night at citizens bank park. >> it's definitely different and i'm excited to be back. >> number 26, second baseman, chase utley! [ cheers and applause ] >> standing ovation my first at bat was something that i'll never forget. >> chase utley hit a solo home run and it's now 3-1 dodgers. >> i try to down play it as much
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as possible, but something i'm looking forward to for a long time. >> that one is lined deep to right field, it is gone. >> and try to play the game the right way and like i said, they are just always -- have a special place in my heart for sure. >> and he in their hearts, they'll do it again tonight. the eagles held a walk through with a dress rehearsal for an instate rivalry for week three. getting ready for the steelers, after playing only three plays last week they expect to go into the second quarter tomorrow. this is an entirely new offense than the up tempo version that chip kelly ran and they are still fine tuning. >> we talked about it a lot. in the last week, even though we are now playing huddle and not
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playing at that tempo, we can attack the defense from the huddle and still put pressure on them by counting out and getting lined up quickly and not giving them all day to get set up. >> despite the low expectations for the eagles we have a football team in town playing for a championship. the soul arena bowl bound. pay a visit to 6 abc what better way to pick up winning mojo than hanging out at the station. >> a bit of good luck from jim gardner's seat. and pep talk from our news director jim davis, what does it mean to bring the title back to our town? >> i'm a philadelphia sports man my whole life and to be a part of it would be great. >> to win it and bring a championship home? >> that is what we are going to do. >> sara bloomquist looks
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scared -- she was trying to hit him back. she did get caught. they enjoyed it. sara has an arm. some call it the greatest catch ever. anthony rizzo must have been watching the u.s. gymnastics team. he jumped on to the wall with both feet and leaned into the crowd and made the grab. but stuck the landing. one more time. this is not only impressive but i didn't know it was allowed. >> i guess it is. >> i thought your feet had to stay -- maybe not. i guess it doesn't matter. we showed the highlights over and over again. adam joseph and the accuweather forecast. his feet are on the ground.
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adam is in for cecily. eighth straight day of 90 degree heat. >> we'll flirt with 90s the next few days but a break somewhere in the seven day. as we look at double scan live radar it's quiet at the present time. but storms are developing south and west of lancaster and energy is rolling through overnight tonight and some of us may be jolted out of bed in the wee hours of the morning due to thunder. as we look at the action cam out in south philadelphia, fdr park, a decent looking shot here, and a decent amount of greenery out here. despite a lack of rain in the area this summer season. presently right now 89 degrees in philadelphia, we hit a high
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of 91 officially around the 3:00 hour. 83 in lehigh valley and 88 in wilmington and 90 in millville and with the land breeze at the shore there was no sea breeze to cool you off from long beach island to the delaware beaches, in fact that is where it stayed tropically humid with dew points above 70 from beach haven cape may to dover. and north and west of philadelphia the dew points dropped not mid-60s and the air felt more tolerable than it has over the last few days. as we look at satellite and radar there are severe storms in parts of virginia moving into west virginia and maryland and trekking to the east in the overnight hours. a shower or thunderstorm or two will occur and any of those downpours could be briefly heavy here. future tracker 6 showing at 10:00 moving into the state of delaware and as we get into the
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midnight hour or 1:00 in the morning, you see it hitting philadelphia and parts of the northwestern suburbs despite the best area to see these are down to the south. they are out early tomorrow morning, 7:00 p.m. on thursday, and east of philadelphia some clouds. temperatures are above normal on thursday around 90 degrees and we'll be at 90 or just above here on friday with the hot, full sunshine and staying rather humid and this is the front that comes through, later into the weekend to break the heat and the humidity, so down the shore tomorrow, no sea breeze today but a sea breeze tomorrow, a lot of clouds the first part of the day, some sun breaking back with temperatures in the lower 80s for new jersey beaches as well as delaware beaches. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, the heat wave should continue, we'll be close to it here tomorrow of that 90 degrees and then into
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the lower 90s friday into saturday, and saturday hot and humid and dry, and sunday in the afternoon that is when storms start to develop as the cold front approaches with oppressive humidity but then we clear the air of that humidity come monday, with showers and storms lingering in the morning and then breathtaking tuesday and wednesday, comfortable with temperatures in the lower and middle 80s. >> nice to see some 80s's finally. >> finally. >> thank you adam. abc world news is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams and ducis rogers. join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. now for jim gardner, cecily tynan, adam joseph and jaime apody and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm rick williams, we'll see you tonight at 11:00.
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tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. fire onboard. more than 500 passengers and crew told to abandon ship, racing down chutes, more than 100 injuries. the raging wildfire tonight in the west. the state of emergency at this hour. more than 80,000 residents racing from their homes. and in the south tonight, the death toll from the floods. authorities say the worst devastation in this country since sandy. breaking news. brazilian authorities ordering american swimmer ryan lochte and another swimmer not to leave brazil, amid new questions tonight about their story of being robbed at gunpoint. and this surveillance image. is the order too it will? donald trump and the major shakeup tonight, and late today, trump getting his first classified briefing at the fbi.

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