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now to the developing story we are following out of italy. the death toll from an earthquake that hit overnight has gone up to 73 and images like these keep coming in. a young girl was carried from the rubble to safety and even a dog was carefully taken away from his collapsed home. the magnitude 6.2 hit a central italian town at 3:30 in the morning. the historic center of the town is reduced to rubble and the search continues to find people that are trapped but still alive. they are set up tent city around the area to care for the thousands of people now left homeless. >> this morning pope francis led people in prayer for the earthquake victims and set aside his usual catechism lesson for pilgrams at saint mark's square. we'll continue to follow the aftermath and earthquake and bring you updates online and
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starting on "action news" at 4:00. our coverage of the earthquake continues on the 6 abc news app. with the latest on the search for survivors, we have a photo gallery of dramatic injuries and photos from the scene. and another great day today. but the heat and humidity are going to return, lets look live sky 6 hd showing you philadelphia international airport a nice day for a flight whether are you coming in to town or heading out, david murphy is here with more on the return of the sticky conditions. >> reporter: a little more humid today but you'll feel it higher tomorrow and especially friday. as we look at satellite not a lot going on in the way of cloud cover, we have fair weather cumulous clouds popping up and the heavier stuff is well out to the western portion of pennsylvania and not so much in the east. 81 in philadelphia currently and the entire mid-atlantic, enjoying the same conditions and 83 in central park in new york city and 82 in washington.
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when you check out the dew points in philadelphia, we are only at 60, barely the threshold for humid air and cape may and delaware higher numbers. feeling stickier down in south jersey and delaware. temperatures the rest of the way are going this way, 85 by 2:00 and 87 by 4:00, that will be your high, i can see us hitting it at 3:30 to 4:30 and 6:00 back down to 84 and 76 by 8:00 and 10:00 tonight, 73 degrees. we are tracking over the next several days, the tropics, and we do have a couple of storms to look at. the first one is gaston, which is out there well to the west of us and expected over the weekend to become a category two hurricane and heading to the east of bermuda and probably not an issue, we may get choppy surf at the delaware and jersey shore
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from that. and the story down to the south is kind of a developing one, the second tropical wave might possibly be tropical depression or tropical storm i should say hermine. there is a 60% chance over the next couple of days and an 80% chance over the next five days. we'll keep an eye on florida, most of our model lines suggest an advance to miami and the bahamas. and sunday night or monday in places like key west, florida. we'll look closer at that situation down south and look at the weekend which does look like it will stay on the hot side. sara we could be in for heat wave number six before sunday is over. >> thank you. with higher heat and humidity making a come back, rely on for updates. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar can help you make out door plans and turn to twitter and
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facebook for the latest by following each of our meteorologist. philadelphia police are trying to identify a suspect wanted for a string of groping incidents. each assault is similar to the one in this surveillance video, the suspect rolls behind his victim on his bicycle and touches her inappropriate and then rides off. there are at least six groping incident by the same suspect in center city and south philadelphia. call police if you have any information about this man's identity. police are trying to track down a shooter after a scuffle inside of a philadelphia home turned deadly, 33-year-old asa tally, inside the house was his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. once tally was inside he got into a physical confrontation with the couple. police say the new boyfriend
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shot tally and ran off. anybody with information is asked to call philadelphia police. police in del care county need your help identifying two suspects wanted for breaking into a pharmacy, look at these surveillance pictures. police say the men broke a glass window on the unity block. and they were inside for less than three minutes before leaving. the race for the white house continues with donald trump changing his thoughts on illegal immigration. and also calling out the fundraising done by the clinton foundation. >> reporter: donald trump is making it clear, he is changing his hard line stance on illegal immigration. >> we are going to let them in but coming in legally. >> the gop nominee made no mention of his proposed deportation force to remove undocumented workers but if you
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think this means no wall think again. >> the wall will be built, it's easy. >> tonight trump holds a rally in mississippi, one of only two states where a majority of republicans support mass deportation. his campaign is jumping on an investigation by the associated press that reports half the people outside of government that met with clinton while secretary of state also gave money to the clinton foundation as much as $156 million. and a strategist says that the ap report relied on flawed data. >> they looked at 185 meetings and it's a massive misrepresentations can you see from the data. >> but the trump campaign calling it a pay to play enterprise. >> it's clear that the clintons
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set up a business to profit from public office. >> but trump himself donated $100,000 to clinton charities but never profited from a pay to play. -- also says that overhauling those will be a top priority if she wins the presidentsy. this is video of the democratic nominee fundraising in san francisco last night. she has no campaign appearances scheduled for today. a group of young ladies are ready to tackle the school year thanks to the generosity of their community. the police department joined with vain salon and discount beauty supply are hosting their annual back to school beauty. girls between the ages of 8 and 15 get their hair and nails done for free. they earn the beauty treatments by getting good grades.
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the northeast area of wilmington is getting a long awaited makeover. they broke ground on a new complex at pine street, where walt flavor crisp restaurant stood for the past 40 years until its owner pass add way in 2011. to commemorate the role it will be called townhomes at walt's way. temple university welcomed the freshman class, there are more than 300 international students as well. katherine scott was there as the students startd this new chapter in life. >> it may be august and it's time tore the new school year and here at temple the freshman are moving in. the carts are rolling and the sun is shining, the time for temple universe students to move in has come, a fresh beginning for the freshman class. >> i'm nervous and excited. >> i don't know what to expect,
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i have never lived in the city and i'm only 18, so i'm excited and optimistic. >> boxes and bags and clothes and food it has to be unloaded and taken upstairs. parents with a lot of pride and preparation have brought them to this day. food shopping and clothes shopping and all kinds of stuff and she has four times as much as my son took to college. >> relaxed and honestly, it's easy because we are less than an hour from here. if we forget something, i can bring it in. >> and look who we ran into our news director, tom davis helping his daughter move in for her freshman year. >> i try to stay out of the way, she does a good job of organizing everything and my job is to pick up things and put them die and drive the car. >> a record number of freshman,
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435 have a daughter that graduated temple. 46 states and 65 countries. young is originally from china but has lived p pennsylvania for two years. >> i can go anywhere and the temple environment is good, everything i like. >> just a few more fun facts about the incoming students, there are 30 sets of twins and one set of triplets, the most common last names are smith and patel. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news.." >> big day. she went from being homeless to having a home and tens of thousands in the bank. when we return.
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police are looking for five bicycles stolen from the wounded warrior project. only "action news" was there when a northeast philadelphia man was arrested because of the case. police raid aid home on sterling street and found four bikes and gear worth $8,000, police believe that the remaining bikes may be in a u-haul truck somewhere in the northeast. they were taken from a hotel over the weekend. a woman from washington, d.c. is celebrating a turn in fortune after spending 20 years living on the streets. wandawitier has $100,000 in her bank account after a fight with the federal government to get social security funds she was owed. and witier may be entitled to more. >> i can't imagine how to handle
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$100,000 i never had that much in my life. >> she says her air mattress is luxurious she has a difficult time getting out of bed in the morni morning. a teachner anchorage told her students she would not is a sign homework for the entire school year. she wants students to spend more time with their families and go to bed early. she hopes that more educators pick up on the policy. kevin miller says he did not think twice about returning a lost wallet filled with $32,000 in cash. he saw other people eyeing the wallet in the road and he made sure it was returned to its rightful owner, he found the wallet with credit cards and the owner's i.d. and contacted the
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local sheriff's office and within hours the owner had the wallet back. >> coming up another check of your forecast, sky 6 hd showing you the commodore barry bridge. meteorologist, david murphy, with an update from accuweather when "action news" comes right back. i'm hall of famer jerry west and my life is basketball. but that doesn't stop my afib from leaving me at a higher risk of stroke. that'd be devastating. i took warfarin for over 15 years until i learned more about once-daily xarelto... a latest generation blood thinner. then i made the switch. xarelto® significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people
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such as kidney, liver or bleeding problems. to help protect yourself from a stroke, ask your doctor about xarelto. there's more to know. xarelto. from one summer games to the next, the official olympic flag arrived in tokyo from rio. a ceremony was held at tokyo's airport. the 2020 summer games have been hit by a series of issues including a slapping of plans for the main stadium. they last hosted in 1964. david is back with another check of the accuweather forecast. surprised to hear you say we are on the way for another heat wave. >> we are dry for now and taking a look outside. one the great places to be is cape may. there is sky 6 hd and people are
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on the beach there enjoying a nice day and humid down at the shore especially in southern areas like cape may, not so much in philadelphia. but obviously pretty good beach day with ocean temperatures in the 70s. 81 is your temperature in philadelphia. not all that humid and ocean temperatures 74 off atlantic city. satellite shows you the lack of cloud cover and it looks to stay pretty sunny today. and high temperatures get in the upper 80s in a couple of spots. 88 in read and 87 in philadelphia and 84 in millville. and then down the shore more humid but not as hot. 82 in surf city and 81 in a.c. and ocean city a sea breeze kicking in and low risk of rip currents and bring the shades and sunscreen and you should be in great shape today. 80 in see i'll city and rehob h rehoboth.
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a high of 87 today, 4 degrees above yesterday. and with the humidity on the low side it should be fairly comfortable, it could feel a tad stickier but not too bad. 87 degrees by 8:00 and by 10:00 we are all the way down to 73. the temperature rises to 89 on a southerly flow ahead of an approaching cold front and it feels more humid tomorrow as well. could be a rumble of thunder north and west of philadelphia at night and only a small chance of that. the front comes through and it's not that strong on friday but we get hotter and more humid and maybe thunderstorms late in the day or at night on friday. on to the tropics, we go to. tropical storm gaston in the center portion of the atlantic pausching towards the northeast and this tropical wave that has a chance of becoming a depression and then a named storm. we are more concerned about this, a hurricane hunter is investigating this right now and
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the national weather service is bumping the chance with the name hermine, to 60% in the next couple of days and 80% in the next five days and four or five days from now it could be in the bahamas and sunday night into monday, perhaps southern florida, if you have travel plans to weekend you can you'll want to keep an eye on this. even if it's not a tropical storm, we are talking about heavy rain in the areas beneath the plots. again tropical storm gaston out in the central atlantic, it may waffle from hurricane 1 status to a tropical storm. and some have it developing to a hurricane 2 status but cutting to the north before it hits bermuda. today's high is 87 and warm and a tad humid in spots. sunny and more humid on thursday high of 89 and friday hot and humid with a high of 93, it will feel like the upper 90s and the
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chance a spotty thunderstorm from the weak front later in the afternoon and evening. hot and led humid ongood news for union fans and players, 91 is the high there, partly sunny and not oppressively human on sunday either with another high of 91 and on monday hot and sticky conditions return and monday could be the mostsulttory and uncomfortable day with the forecast and a late thunderstorm is possible on monday and then sunny and hot on tuesday, 90. and you know what we talk about when you see the 90s in a row, heat wave number six appears to be at least a possible. >> thank you. topping the people scene, law and order fans are mourning after learning of the death of steven hill, known as a long running district attorney on the show. he starred on the series for 0 years and they called hill one of the truly great actors of his generation, steven hill was 94 years old.
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shannon dorrity and her business manager reached a settlement. they filed the suit in 2015 for failing to play her insurance premiums. her evasive breast cancer spread in 2014, the suit claims that if the cancer had been caught earlier she would not have had to undergo chemotherapy and a mastectomy. on this week's fyi philly, erin o'hearn takes us to a new restaurant. his later restaurant is called autograph. >> we have taken the word autograph and had fun with it. >> for marty grimms it was a long time in the making. >> it was a concept i had about 30 years ago and i was intrigued by the idea of history and the walls are covered with images
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and past icons past and present. >> for the photographer the subject is their autograph. >> and he wants the space to transport people to another time and space. >> this is is a lot more than just a restaurant. you put thought into the feeling people get. >> there are six dining rooms and each are set to create a different experience. >> it keep stz interesting for people. and with flavors inspired all over the world, there issing in new each visit. >> look at something classic and put a modern twist on it. >> like their caprice salad with cheese and tomatoes picked right from the patio garden.
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final look at the forecast
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before we head out the door. >> we have stormtracker 6 live double scan showing us we are dry today and mostly sunny and warmer with highs notice 86 to 88 range in the northern and western areas. 87 in philadelphia and more of the same along the i-95 corridor. winds are light today. and fairly low humidity just a little bit humid. the far south you go through sea isle city and dover and cape may the stickier it will feel. a high of 80 in cape may this afternoon. >> the beach sounds really good. thanks david. finally this noon, this world war ii aircraft was deliberately sunk years ago but this is the first look at the independence. and they used remote vehicles to survey it off the san francisco coast. it remains largely intact and has one hell cat plan and weaponry left on its desk. and a look at stories coming
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