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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon rick is off and in the news this noon a little boy is found walk ago loan on a local boulevard this
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morning. how police say he got there. and two hospitals are waiving the medical billed for two survivors of it's orlando nightclub shooting. but the big story is a man under arrest for hitting a police sergeant with his car. he was hit so hard he was knocked out of his shoes and the driver kept ongoing. katherine scott is live with details on the crash. >> reporter: sara, police say that this sergeant is lucky to be alive with the force he was struck with. he remains in the hospital in critical condition. a broken collar bone and injuries. as for the 21-year-old driver he was taken into police custody. >> the last of the debris from the crash was swept away from
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t in manayunk where a police sergeant was injured in a hit and run. e sergeant was stru such force he was ripped from his shoes and thrown 15 feet and it happened just before 1:00 a.m. he was standing with two officers by a police cruiser that had its lights on and were conducted a traffic stop when this 2008 toyota rav 4 came south. and the toyota hit the sergeant and sideswiped the police vehicle and took off. >> was in the rescue squad with him and in a lot of pain and bleeding. >> a tow truck driver whowitnesd the toyota and called officers. they were able to stop him on the 400 block and the 21-year-old driver was taken into custody. >> he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. >> and the driver was taken to police headquarters for a breathalyzer, accor
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police he faces a number of charges including aggravated assault of a police officer and leaving the scene of an cident. >> thank you. delaware state policeave identified the 59-year-old woman that fell to her death at lum's state park yesterday afternoon. she was on the go ape aerial rope adventure course and about 35 feet aboveground when she fell off a platform. police are still investigating how exactly that happened. >> we are not ready to put those details out as far as what we have learned so far. due to the fact that we are conducting ongoing interviews. >> at this point state police do not expect foul play. camden police are calling the gunman responsible for the shooting of an innocent 8-year-old girl nothing short of cowards. she was sitting on the front porch when she was caught in the
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crossfire and is now in cl cdition. authorities are off ing a $6,000 reward for information. jeanette reyes will have a live report ahead at 12:30. a 3-year-old boy was found walking alone on mcdade boulevard this morning. he is okay but police are sorting out how this happened. gray hall is live in alc
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collingdale police chief says that the child was staying with his uncle in the area and the child's mother lives in northeast philadelphia and the not clear how the child got out of his home and the uncle did not have much to stay. >> how did it happen? >> no. >> how is the child doing? >> fine. the child is fine. >> how did you hear about what happened? >> i was told. i don't want to answer questions until i find out what is going on. >> but the child is okay? >> the child is okay. >> they posted a picture on the facebook page and alerted outlets hoping that someone
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would recognize the young boy and within hours the uncle showed up to identify him. and he is not injured and now they are trying to figure out how he got out of his uncles home and wandered down the street all alone. >> i don't believe there will be charges but i don't know. >> reporter: and so back out live, police believe that the child's mother is from northeast philadelphia. they believe she is 19 years old and being questioned now and the child is being reviewed and talked to by investigators with child youth services as police work to figure out what this all happened. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. turning to accuweather now things are heating back up and the humidity is returning. sky 6 hd showing us the view of
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the center city skyline, the muggy conditions settling back in. david murphy is tracking the forecast from the "action news" big board. >> we are looking at the heat building across the region. we are looking at a cold front out to the west, and it's far away from us and as it eases towards the east it will be an increase in some of that humidity and the heat as well. you also see every now and then you see a bit of a shower here and there, there is a slight chance for us in the northern and western suburbs, most of us stay dry. as you look at the cloud cover and that gets thicker and sunshine is getting through the clouds for now and we continue to see the exchange of sunshine for increased clouds as we go through the rest of afternoon and evening and there is that shower activity that some of it may make it in. the big story for some of us is the temperature and up to 84 degrees in philadelphia and 83 in wilmington and 82 in allentown and pretty even numbers and cooler by the ocean
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water in cape may and the dew points are really on the rise. we were in the low 60s at dawn and talked about how it would feel more humid and this is an indication of how the humidity is rising. 65 all out humid and the areas where you see the 70s that is starting to be in the oppressive humid pattern. 90 is today's high. it will be muggy tonight. by the way, we going into today are already looking at 11 days of 90 or better in august, seven is the average in august over the last 30 years in philadelphia and temperatures so far are running 4 degree as above average and sara the possible that this will wind up being the warmest august on record in philadelphia. it has felt like it. a long hot summer, as we face a
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potential heat wave, is the place to visit. get real time views with stormtracker 6 live double scan radar and check in with facebook and twitter to follow our meteorologists for updates. a strong aftershock hit italy today and caused even more damage to a town nearly destroyed by yesterday's earthquake. people panicked after a building partially collapsed. it comes as rescuers are digging for possible survivors, at least 241 people are confirmed dead. about a dozen people were injured after several tornadoes ripped through central indiana yesterday. one of those tornadoes caused a starbucks to collapse entirely. nobody was seriously hurt inside of store or across the state but thousands of people are still without power. this morning republican vice presidential nominee, mike pence stepped off the campaign trail to tour the damage in his home state. donald trump is spending
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today trying to court minority voters, trump met with black and hispanic members of the initiative this morning. trump was suppose to give a speech on immigration policy today but that was delayed so his campaign could fine tune his stance. hillary clinton will spend today in nevada, she is expected to draw attention to what trump calls dangerous temperament and blame trump's campaign for embracing extremism. and still to come here on "action news" at noon, the rising price of epi pens are making headlines. what the company is expected to offer. and meteorologist, david murphy, will be back with your seven-day forecast when "action news" continues.
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recover payments from other sources instead. they are waiving more than $5 million worth of treatment. documents released today show that the army reservist that killed five dallas police officers suffered from post traumatic stress disorder when returning from afghanistan in 2015. but that micah johnson posed no risk to himselves or others. he opened fire during peaceful march where protesters were protesting police shootings. two bird strikes on airplanes that were trying to land at jfk airport. one was reported at 8:30 and then singapore air flight hit several birds and they were forced to close to runways after the incident.
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>> hope solo is saddened sadden by her suspension for her words. they knocked out the u.s. because of a tie breaker and they found she violated policy. a woman may be prevented from being hired and that is raising eyebrows. >> he said a woman should hide her ring during an interview showing she is high mainance and women in the office will not like the ring because women are competitive and jealous. a lot of people are taking issue with the advice and one executive is fighting back saying a strong woman with high sense of worth is actually a great hire. coming up at noon america's national parks are turning 100 years old. find out how you can celebrate
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the company under fire for drastically raising the price of epi pens offering more discounts, a two pack costs more than $600 up from $94 nine years
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ago. the drug's maker is expanding a savings car amid calls for congressional hearings, it covers up to $300 for out of pocket costs and mylan is expanding an assistance program. and now a study shows that older drivers are among the safest but eventually we have to retire from the road. tamala edwards tells us about a new program to let seniors know when it's time to hang up the keys. >> reporter: it's called lets talk about driving and it's launched by home instead senior care. >> we find that many seniors are not having conversations with family members about how to give up their keys and it creates an unsafe situation for them. >> the website is filled with videos teaching family members how to start the conversation in a none threatening way.
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articles to help the transition and what to look for if an older driver is not safe on the road. >> maybe a mysterious dent that appears and they don't know how it got there. >> being lost or being gone for extended period of time or avoid night or bad weather driving. >> a company uses simulators to evaluate everything from vision to motor skills. >> particularly in the right foot we want to make sure there is not changes there and look at cognitive functioning, is their reaction time slow and their strength and range of motion. impairs by medication. the simulator could help them rebuild their muscles and reaction time after surgery, and help as an immediate airy. >> it's tough when we are
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talking about mom or dad. >> they feel like they are a burden on their family and a blow to their ego. >> by talking about driving seniors can learn there are lots of options to get around when they can no longer get around. >> the more we talk about the driving with an older adult the more positive outcomes. >> the "action news" team is out working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00. a new sporting league is set to make its u.s. debut in philadelphia. get your axes ready the details are coming up in big talkers and we are live down at the shore. taking a ride back in time how to spend the time in the water checking out cape may's rich history. up next, sky 6 hd looking at philadelphia international airport. david murphy has your seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back. i took warfarin for over 15 years
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meteorologist, david murphy here now with a check of the accuweather forecast. we are on the way up. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you we are dry this noon and as we look outside we have plenty of sunshine down in cape may. not a bad place to be today. as we are turning up the heat and humidity. especially away from the shore. temperatures 84 degrees right now in the city and the dew point climbed from the low 60s to the upper 60s and an indication of that rising humidity. when it reaches 70 we talk about oppressive humidity. winds are out of the southwest at 13 miles per hour drawing in that warmer more humid air. 84 in the city and 83 in wilmington and 82 in allentown and 78 in cape may and 84 in dover. satellite shows you how the clear skies we enjoyed at dawn is now giving way to more cloud cover and a couple of sprinkles
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and showers embedded in the clouds, the northern and western suburbs could see something pop and most of you probably stay dry. partly sunny overall. 89 is your very warm high, and down the shore, decent beach day, 86 and warm and more humid and a nice ocean temperature in the 75 degree range to enjoy. there is a moderate risk of rip currents north of atlantic city through long beach island and a.c. and south. not as much as an issue and switch near the lifeguards as always. it's getting more humid out there today and hot obviously too with the light southwest wind. overnight tonight warm and muggy, 74 is the overnight low, it's a lot warmer tomorrow morning, than what you experienced later in the week. with the cold front coming through we'll really have to see the temperatures climb, a high of 95 degree, it will be hazy hot and humid and feeling like
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100, in urban centers by the end of the day and a spotty thunderstorm is possible and it doesn't look like a whole lot. on future tracker 6 maybe a little sweep of something up north and tomorrow the last model runs have not shown much of anything, maybe to the east of philadelphia a shower, we'll allow for it, and this does not look like a strong front. tropical storm gaston does not know what to do. it was upgraded to a hurricane run, and now back to a tropical storm. but it looks to refire and fire up to a category 2, but miss bermuda. this wave is not yet a tropical storm but it looks to happen over the next several days, the plots show you a wide range of possible tracks and this yellow line represents 500 miles and we are looking at a 550 spread
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right now, it looks to produce rain and wind when it gets to the bahamas and florida next week. a high of 90 today and 95 really cooking tomorrow and after the front gets through not as uncomfortable for the weekend, highs of 91 but not as humid and then 92 on monday, monday and tuesday the humidity builds back in, this is looking good for heat wave number 6, not as oppressive as the last one if we get all the 90s. a 13-year-old boy skipped high school and went straight to college. eli should be in eighth grade but started his first day at charleston southern university, in south carolina. he is taking on a double major under math and writes his own songs on the piano, and his parents insists he san average kid that loves pizza and cartoons.
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the search is on for a person that fired a gun hitting an 8-year-old girl by accident. we have an update. and a frightening scene caught on surveillance camera when a man attacks a woman on the street for no reason. and two bird strikes prompts talked of dangers in the skies. an 8-year-old girl is caught in the crossfire when sitting on the porch in camden. she is in the hospital fighting for her life now. jeanette reyes is live now at camden county police department where officials announced a reward in the case. >> reporter: this is a story angering people. at last check, that little girl is in very critical condition and we learned that the prosecutors office and the camden county police department are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that will lead to an arrest. the shooting happe


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