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burlington city and camden and for the near future any way he is residing at the county jail. >> you are samuel james sir is that correct? >> for murder suspend samuel james today's hearing is to the point. his bail remains set at $1 million. they have witnesses that say they saw samuel james shoot and kill a supposed friend, 22-year-old byron turner in burlington city. >> was observed actually firing shots at the victim and three bullets hit the residence on federal street. the fourth shot hits the victim in the head killing him. >> in a phone call james told "action news" that turner was caught in the crossfire between him and another man, but the prosecution is not buying that story. >> he has ties with contacts with iowa and missouri and
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gloucester county and this cured in burlington city and arrested in camden county. and we ask that the bail remain on the upper end at this time. >> he has a rap sheet of 18 arrests in all and many involving violence and some in states outside of new jersey including iowa. the judge concluded this is no time to allow samuel james back out on the streets. >> the charges are serious. as serious as our criminal code has. dealing with an alleged homicide -- >> monica and sharrie, samuel james if convicted here could be looked upwards of 30-years to life in a new jersey state penitentiary. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" in mount holly, new jersey. >> okay thank you. president barack obama visited louisiana this afternoon to see firsthand some of the
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hardest hit areas by last week's devastating flooding. >> at last count 60 house homes were damaged or destroyed and that number could get even larger. >> reporter: hi monica and sharrie, this is pretty much what the president saw, home after home with every piece of furniture and every belonging tossed to the curb. these families now have to start over and many of them don't have flood insurance. from the receding flood water to everything it destroyed. president obama getting a glimpse touring the devastation in southern louisiana. >> i hope they see that so many people have just lost everything. every piece of furniture in my house is on the curb my walls are on the curb and carpet -- everything. the president talking with owners of some of the 60,000 homes damaged a week ago in the
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worst natural disaster since superstorm sandy. the rising water blamed for 13 deaths and 60,000 homes. and people still living in shelter. >> are you not alone on this, even after the tv cameras leave, the whole country is going to continue to support you and help you until we get folks back in their homes and lives are rebuilt. >> while praise for the federal aid already coming in a sharp contrast to fema's response to katrina. and president obama also facing criticism. donald trump visiting louisiana last week. some say he should have the cut his vacation short to visit sooner. but the governor says that an early visit would have taken away resources that were much needed here and the recovery efforts that are still clearly far from over. live in baton rouge, channel 6
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"action news." >> thank you marcy. turning now to politics and we go live to pipersville, buck county, about 15 minutes ago republican vice presidential nominee, mike pence kicked off a campaign rally there and is still speaking on the stage. it's one of several stops he is making today in pennsylvania. earlier today he visited king of prussia to tour a tech company that makes medical devices and jet engines and he spoke to an invitation only crowd saying that businesses like this would do better under a trump pence white house. he made an unscheduled stop in norristown. he stopped to gets a haircut at jones barbershop on east airy street. both pence and vice presidential nominee, tim kaine, found themselves so low on the campaign trail today.
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we'll have more on the race for white house coming up at 5:30. the man accused of beating a little 2-year-old boy to death faced a judge for the first time today. police say that zachary tricoche murdered his girlfriend's son, because of a fight over groceries. prosecutors say that the little boy bled to death internally. "action news" spoke to his grandfather today. >> my grandson was 2 years old and innocent, now he doesn't get to live his life and he gets to live his life in prison. it should be death penalty. >> tricoche is held on $1 million bail. students head back to college in our region. and a focus on safety. bob casey met with top officials today in center city
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philadelphia. last year casey's campus sexual assault bill went into law. it in part requires that incidents of domestic violence, dating violence or sexual assault and stalking be disclosed in annual campus crime statistic reports. casey spoke about the bill today. >> prevention and awareness meaning that the entire campus community had an obligation to be part of the solution and to work on preventative steps to make everyone aware that it's everyone's responsibility. >> representatives from temple, the university of penn and drexel were among the schools that took part in the discussion. from our new jersey newsroom, governor chris christie is proposing a solution to the state's most pressing issues, urban education and property taxes. the fairness formula in
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bordentown, it's an equal per people funding plan. giving better public education for every new jersey student. widener university welcomed the class of 2020 to campus today and "action news" reporter annie mccormick was there as the new students moved in. >> reporter: widener university has a freshman class of 700 and about 600 are moving in today. lots of precious cargo filtered through dormitory with the help of student athletes and members of greek life and student leadership and some administration. the idea is to make the move-in easy for parents and new byes but the toughest part may not be the heavy lifting. >> what are your feelings right now? >> this is my last one. >> some relief? >> no. >> we are sensitive to the an item as well as the excitement of the first few days, we do
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everything we can to help them be successful. >> i'm feeling nervous for her. not for me, but nervous for her. probably a little bit of every emotion possible. >> reporter: butterflies aside the president has a message. >> make the most of your opportunity in college, widener is a fantastic university and we offer such a range of opportunities, take advantage of all of them, take advantage of everything you can here and you'll have a fantastic career and a fantastic life when you graduate. >> and even the president is lending a hand helping the freshman move in and they should wrap up in a couple of hours and upper classmen move in in a couple of days. it was five years ago today that an earthquake hit virginia, realitying the entire east coast. nothing was seriously damaged here in the delaware valley but
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the quake did damage both the washington monument and the national cathedral in washington, d.c. both landmarks have since reopened. it's time now for the "action news" traffic report. >> lets go live to matt pellman and see how things are rolling out there. >> at least today the ground is standing still and so too is the traffic. leer on the vine street expressway like it is many afternoon in both directions by the schuylkill. overnight tonight the vine closes at 11:00 but before that at 8:00 p.m., the ramp from the westbound vine and the eastbound schuylkill to 30 and street will close for overnight construction. if that normally your ramp during the late night hours, you won't be able to use it tonight. and this is 422, normal afternoon westbound slowing from 23 to this point to just past the oaks interchange and westbound near pottstown we had debris in the roadway but that is in the process of being cleared away. and downed wires in greenville
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delaware is blocking kennett pike. and one more in upper pits grove, a crash and fuel spill is blocking 77 and commissioner's pike is your alternate there. >> thank you sir. still to come on "action news" a rare disease strikes a college volleyball team landing six teammates in the hospital. what a local expert says is behind the mysterious condition. and an attempt to impress a girl turned into a four hour rescue mission in western pennsylvania. what a student was trying to do when he found himself trapped inbetween two buildings. >> cecily is outside. >> second day in a row in the comfort zone but i'm tracking the return of heat and humidity and i'll let you know when when "action news" returns. if you have medicare
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a half feet wide. it's not clear if he will face charges. in tonight's health check, a new increase in zika cases in south florida has a new area of concern in the state. health reporter and registered nurse, ali gorman has the update. >> reporter: five more people have gotten zika from mosquitos and one is 250 miles away from miami on florida's west coast and it includesait. petersburg. they have stepped up mosquito pray spraying. they think the only areas are winwood and miami beach. as of today they are cleared half of winwood. in other news, health officials in texas are trying to figure
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out how eight student athletes were sent to the hospital all facing symptoms of a rare and serious illness, the students were from texas womens university and six were on the volleyball team. it's a break down of muscle tissue and can cause kidney damage, a local physical therapist not involved in the case, but says eight at one school points to common causes. >> two conclusions would be they are taking supplements that predispose them to it. and all training in excess without opportunity forest and hydration and cooling and those types of things. >> the university is looking into the cases and the students are now listed in good condition at the hospital. >> mcdonald's has now officially recalled 29 million activity trackers offered with happy meals. we told you last week the company stopped giving them out after complaints of skin
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irritation, they got seven reports that the wrist bands caused blisters. if you have one at home are you asked to take them away from kids and return it to mcdonald's. the american heart association issued new recommendations about kids and added suggest, kids 2 to 18 should eat less than 2 tea spoons of sugar and right now they eat an average of 19 teaspoons of sugar. eating more than 6 throughout childhood could raise the risk for heart disease and lead to weight gain and that puts kids at a greater risk for buy dietz. and the way it to focus on eating whole natural foods and proteins and kids and teenagers to drink no more than 8 ounces of sugar sweetened drinks. and look at the labels, you can
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see the sugars, add it up throughout the day, six teaspoons of sugar is equal to about 25 grams of added sugar. back over to you. >> thank you. stanford university has banned under graduates from drinking hard liquor on campus, beer and wine are still allowed. the move comes months after brock turner, a swimmer from stanford is convicted of sexually abusing a woman after a party. still to come on "action news" at 5:00, how a fast food chain is lending a hand to animals in need. and the quick thinks of a 1-year-old girl that helps her family escape a house fire.
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local chipotle restaurants are lending a helping hand to the spca tonight. the restaurant is donating 50% of the proceeds of a meal to the pc spca.
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just mention the deal. people trapped inside of a burning home in new jersey had to jump to their safety. it started in sayerville, and 12-year-old jaylin hollaway lives in the home and was there with her aunt and cousin and she quickly led everyone to an upstairs bathroom and jaylin's mom was at work when this all happened. >> i called the cops right away, if not we would probably all be dead. >> they risked all of their lives and families to come save my kids and my house. >> the house is badly damages and they are happy they all survived. >> today marks 25 years since the worldwide weapon went public, that is what www stands for. and it was built on top of the internet to allow for widespread
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access to information. they granted it back on august 23rd, 1991 and they credit that day of the new information age. >> something we use every day. >> yes. still to come on "action news" at 5:00, a check of the forecast. taking it live outside, showing you live in atlantic city, cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast for the week ahead. don't let dust and allergens get between you and life's beautiful moments. flonase gives you more complete allergy relief. most allergy pills only control one
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it's time for the "action news" forecast. >> cecily tynan is here with the story of another gorgeous day. >> everybody seems to be in a great mood because of the weather. it's fantastic out there. sky 6 hd taking a look at the center city skyline. blue skies and sunshine. but this morning there was a little bit a chill in the air especially in the suburbs. philadelphia 62 degrees, the coolest morning since june 18 and, that is 5 degrees below normal. lancaster, the low was 49 degrees you needed a jacket and atlantic city airport 55 and wilmington 56 degrees and now temperatures have warmed up generally in the 80s and inland areas and philadelphia 82, the normal high is 85 for this time of year. and allentown and reading 80 and 82. you get the sea breeze down at
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the shore cape may 75 and beach haven 77. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have a broad area of high pressure sitting right over us. really squeezing out all the moisture in the atmosphere. that means tonight is clear and very comfortable yet again. another great night for sleeping. not quite as cool as last night. wilmington 61 and trenton 60 and reading 57 and cape may dropping down to 63 degrees. tomorrow as we head through the day we'll be warming up. the hourly forecast showing at 8:00, 70, and as we head into the afternoon, 86 degrees and dew points in the upper 50s so more humid and 8:00 down to 79 degrees and that is the beginning of a warming trend. tropical satellite shows things are getting active. tropical storm gaston will
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likely become a hurricane but no concern there. but the concern is the tropical wave right now, it's not very organized just east of the lesser antilles, it looks like this continues to the north and west and the spaghetti plots over the next five days, show it heading through the bahamas heading towarded florida. it doesn't show the intensity. will this stay disorganized or become tropical storm hermine. i'll let you know when it gets closer to the event. the five-day at 5:00, sunny and warmer and on thursday it gets muggy and 89 an isolated shower in the poconos, and friday hazy, hot and humid ain few thunderstorms, the weekend will be hot but not oppressively humid temperatures in the low 90s will the heat and humidity return next week, details on that in the exclusive accuweather forecast. we'll take a break and be right back.
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tonight. hillary clinton continues damage control over newly released emails as donald trump tries to make up lost ground with voters. five western states and dozens of wild fires and no end in sight. a massive fight underway to contain the situation. a north philadelphia thief is tied to one neighborhood and police hope that folks recognize him before he striked again. the republican and democratic presidential nominees are keeping a low key schedule today and allowing their running mates to take over the reins. drive home the candidate's message and steer the voters hopefully in their direction. tim kaine chose a denver machine shop and mike pence toured king of prussia, the manufacturing plants there pushing the
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nominee's own plan for creating jobs. >> reporter: good evening. we are seeing donald trump on the offensive, attacking hillary clinton and reaching out to minority voters with a new stance on illegal immigration while hillary clinton is left once again defending her emails. >> a promise under oath at her confirmation hearing that there were no special hearing for the clinton foundation. >> it will not be in the atmosphere. yet a new bank of emails is raising questions in one exchange the crown prince of bahrain tries to set up a meeting through normal channels but he was only successful once a foundation employee asked top aide to set up the meeting, calling the prince a good friend of ours. the fbi released about 10,000 emails to the state department for review, they are both work
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related and personal. clinton has not had a press release in nine months. but laughed off the emails. >> jimmy my emails are so boring and i'm embarrassed about that. so we have already released 30,000 plus but what is a few more. >> but donald trump is not laughing but calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the foundation. he was striking a different tone on fox news. >> we'll get rid of all the bad ones, we are going to go through the process. rick klein explains the more lenient views on immigration is less about getting the minority vote but making white end voters feel okay with the trump presidency. >> is aiming at convincing voters that voting donald trump is a safe thing to do. >> reporter: trump is trying to make up for lost ground here and
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campaigning in the deep red state of texas. normally a sure thing for republicans and hillary clinton is taking aim at red states, taking aim at salt lake city. the state has not gone blue in 50 years. >> thank you. you can download the 6 abc news app this season to get breaking news alerts from the campaign trail and live results on election night. the 6 abc news app is a free download for your mobile device. a dangerous situation in several western stateses continues to worth en. wild fires in california, oregon and washington state are popping up before firefighters can put them out. thousands of residents are watching and waiting. in washington the governor declared the state of emergency for 20 counties in response to wild fires threatening homes and natural resources, hot and windy conditions there are forecasted
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for the next week. mean tile at yellowstone national park the flames are growing bigger and more firefighters are being called in to help. on california's coast, flames charred more than 50 miles of drought, dry brush and forced thousands to leave their home and one week after it started firefighters finally got fun containment on the destructive blue cut fire but crews continue to monitor the area for hot spots and flair ups. with so many wild fires burning at one time, resources are stretched thin, they are hoping for a break in the weather to gain the upper hand. over to monica. >> thank you sharrie. >> the man charged with killing nine people in the charleston church apparently self radicalized months before the attack. federal authorities say they have two hand writtenestos
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where dillon roof specifically targets church goers that attend bible study to bring more awareness to the murders. roof's death penalty trial starts in early november. an american soldier died today in a roadside bombing in afghanistan and wounded a second american and six afghan soldiers in the same patrol. it happened in the southern helmut province where u.s. troops are helping to defend the city against the taliban. world news with david muir will have more on top stories from around the world including the fire fight out west and the latest from the campaign trail. a berks county man is dead and his father is in the hospital. following a fight inside of a home in olney township. states police are trying to sort
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out what happened inside of this home along the 1600 block of limokiln road at 2:30 this morning. they sell "action news" that robert hershorn lives there and his son jason lived there and he showed up and the pair got into a physical altercation, the younger hershorn was dead when police got there. his father was taken to the hospital for treatment. they are waiting for him to recover so they can interview him. quick action save aid family of four from their burning home in the mantua section, it's all that is left of their home at north 37th and wallace street. firefighters could not save the house, no one was injured, it's still not clear how the fire started. an armed thief who has been spotted in northeast philadelphia is now being connected to seven holdups. all the stories are within miles of each other and the man has
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been captured on surveillance video at each location. investigators say he hit up the same 7-eleven in the 1500 block of harbison avenue five times and robbed a nearby exxon and wawa, he walked into the store on showed a handgun. equal pay for match can american women that was the discussion today at city hall. a democrat from philadelphia hosted the discussion, august 23rd that is today is designated as african-american women's equal payday, the day each calendar year when black women catch up to white man's pay from the last year. it shows they are paid 63 cents for every white man earns and for white women it's 78 cents for dollar. a check of the traffic outside today. lets go to matt pellman and see
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how things are rolling. >> another afternoon and another accident on the 95 work zone, southbound this afternoon at cotman avenue, it looks like four vehicles involved pretty badly crunched together and two left lanes are blocked with the new accident and southbound traffic therefore is getting by in the far right lane and therefore is not moving very well from past woodhaven to this point at cotman, it's a slow go. lets flip the 95 camera over where traffic appears to just be started to move. after a ship went through the bridge was up and back down now and traffic is rolling again. if you are a 95 driver, overnight we go down to one lane on the northbound side between girard and allegheny for overnight construction and slow there now with afternoon volume. later on the construction will really slow us down. the roosevelt boulevard and red line road a crash with speeds in
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the 20s to accompany it. and wilmington country club, the crash and downed wires blocking kennett pike and buck road. and once again scattered delays on the regional rails most of them 10 and 15 minutes. >> thank you. it is an infection so devastating only a handful of people have survived it. coming up you'll hear from these parents of a young man that battled the brain eating amoeba and actually won. it's not something you see every day, a giant sculpture stuck in a door. and this caused a major incident involving an entire olympic team. we'll explain coming up. just below the normal of 85 and the coolest morning in two months for philadelphia but the heat and humidity returns. plus, jaime apody has eagles news, including the new linebacker joining the birds.
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a florida man is dead after
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a woman that met him online dating set him up to be robbed. adam hillary was founded in his home last week. police say he went on a date with 18-year-old hillary bustos. on the site plenty of fish and the next night them came to his home to steal his electronics, hillary was shot in the head and police believe everyone involved was arrested. a boy has survived a brain eating amoeba that kills almost everyone that contracts it they joined the doctors today to discuss his amazing survival. when he got sick two weeks ago the parents took him to the hospital with experience in the amoeba, quick work and a newly approved drug saved sebastian. >> i am thankful that god gave us the miracle, with this medical team and hospital for having our son back --
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>> he is walking -- he is speaking -- i saw him this morning. he was ready to go home. >> that is his doctor you see there. choking up talking about the moment that the teen woke up from the medical induced coma, only the fourth to survive this amoeba. jaime apody is here now with sports and the new eagle has finally landed. you see he will be a great guy. steven tallic. jeremy trotter number 54 is what he is wearing, it's not known what his role will be here but it could be middle linebacker. he plays 10 and a half seasons in jim schwartz's system. >> i said whatever you need me to do i'll do, we'll continue to
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do our past history. i know what he expects and i can help other guys get better and i'll do that. >> he is powerful and understands blocking schemes and has experience in the defense, i don't know if that means a whole lot. he is a good player and that stands on its own. >> schwartzs demands so much of his players they need to rest a bit. carson wentz continues to grow for the fourth preseason game and the guys continue to plan for the fourth preseason game in indianapolis. and the starters will play the bulk. >> we are preparing like it's a real game, for veterans and guys that have been around and getting the flow of your weekly routine down and how you watch film and prepare yourself to play the first game.
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>> and they are preparing for the game and to learn more about his legal troubles, a hearing for his assault case in miami. he was arrested after a fight over a beach umbrella with a hotel employee. he admits it's hard to start his career here this way. >> i definitely didn't want to be a part of anything negative. and that was a situation, i feel like i'll be able to gain all of that back. my teammates from here they already welcomed me from day one, they really welcomed me and they seen me on film like that, they have an understanding of what type of guy i am. >> la salle is mourning the loss of michael brooks, he passed away at the able of 58. he was a national player of the year and the second leading scorer in la salle history, a hall-of-famer and most recently coached in switzerland.
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the phillies open up against the white sox. and when you think of flyers you think of ice and not sand and beaches. they celebrated the 50th anniversary down at the store with massive sand sculptures, you can find them in atlantic city, avalon and ocean city and wildwood. i am not ready to think about hockey season, i want to salvage the summer. members of russia's olympic team were delayed trying to get home after a giant doll got stuck in a gate at the airport. these photos show the doll also known as the russian nesting doll it had been at the russian pavilion and was suppose to go in the aircraft lug able compartment. ar four hours baggage handlers got the doll on board and the olympians finally took off.
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meteorologist, adam joseph joining us now and the temperatures today and yesterday -- >> carbon copy. lets keep skipping it for the entire summer. as we look at stormtracker 6
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live double scan no precipitation, we had the beauty of a blue sky today with the low humidity and temperatures running below average, 80 right now in the lehigh valley. the same for reading and 82 in philadelphia that was the high for today and 82 in wilmington and dover as well as millville and along the shore 77 in beach haven and the ocean temperature pleasant at 75 degrees, sinking air overhead and you can't really get the clouds to form and with the dry air mass in place, no humidity whatsoever to fuel some of those clouds, but small changes are arriving here tomorrow and especially by the end of the week. for tonight it's clear and cool and we are in the comfy zone and 56 in the suburbs with a light wind out of the southwesterly direction and tomorrow the highs off the coast. it is still comfortable and we don't pump in the humidity right away.
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the numbers go up to 87 degrees and back above normal and ahead of a cold front on thursday, the muggy weather returns and we jump it back up to 89 degrees and could be a shower or thunderstorm west of philadelphia but overall thursday looks dry especially for the shore. again low risk for rip currents and ocean in new jersey, 81 degrees and the delaware beaches 82 degrees and knock off 5 or 6 degrees with the sea breeze in effect with the south we wind. we look at the tropics they are heating up as well. we have one tropical storm now expected to become a weak category one and eventually weak category two hurricane. gaston is moving into the northern atlantic, no threat to any land mass, but we track a
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tropical wave near the leeward islands than could become hermine, that looks to stay north of the main chain, that would keep it over water and we have to watch that over the bahamas and southern florida, not a trop cat system yet but we are tracking it. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast muggy here as we get into thursday but another dry day today. and 89 on thursday, with a stray storm. and friday, hot and humid and 93 degrees and with the increased humidity we look at heat indexes one again in the upper 90s to near 100 for some locations especially southern new jersey and delaware with storms developing in the afternoon, and over the weekend it's sunny and hot and moderate humidity, it's not oppressive hear, we stay in the low 90s and monday is steamy again with scattered storms of 92, it looks like another heat wave is on the way and lingering through monday, and still warm
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on tuesday at 89 degrees and the temperatures are heating up and so will the tropics and that is something we'll follow through the next week. >> thank you sir. keeping up with the latest information by following our meteorologist is a guy idea on facebook and twitter and a great idea to share your photos and videos with us, go to 6abc.com/weather for constantly updated forecasts. jennifer lawrence is the highest paid actress in the world. she made $46 million last year and this is lawrence's second year in a row at the top of forbes list and second is melissa mccarthy there who pocketed $33 million.
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a pint sized medical pioneer is back in philadelphia today. 9-year-old zion harvey was at childrens hospital where he became the first child to
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receive a double hand transplant a year ago. after countless hours of therapy, zion can now write and throw a ball and zip up his own clothes but he have not convinced his mom to let him play team football or baseball just yet. the man arrested for the beating death of his girlfriend's little 2-year-old son is in court to hear the charges against him. and a man wrongly convicted of rape and murder is set to walk out of jail tonight. cinnamon son, some members of the jewish community are upset because of one decision to drop the jewish holidays from the school calendar. i'm nora muchanic and i'll have that story coming up. for jaime apody, sharrie williams and the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass i hope you join me next at 6:00. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night and jill is off. i'm monica malpass, widener up vertstudents return to campus and republican vice presidential nominee mike pence rallied the delaware county voters. but the big story is the beating death of a 2-year-old. today the man that police say is responsible appeared in court to heart the charges against him. walt wither perez is live with
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more. >> reporter: well monica, prosecutors say that it all started over an argument over groceries, the suspect then allegedly pushed his girlfriend to the ground before unleashing his aggression on her 2-year-old son. zachary tricoche was led into the courtroom. he is accused of beating to death a 2-year-old. he makes no bones about what should become of the suspect. >> they need to bring the death penalty back for this case right here. my grandson was 2 years old, and did nothing and now he doesn't get to live his life. and he gets to live his life in prison. there should be a death penalty. >> they refer to the victim

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