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sitter. she was inconsolable describing the moments her mother had her in her arms. >> horrifying, i never seen nothing like this before. >> she was in her home on south 8th street in camden and started to hear a loud pounding on the door. >> i came out after the gunshots, i came over to the baby, she was slumped half inside and half out. >> she frequently baby sits the girl and the horrifying image of her holding her critically injured girl. >> the girl across the street was watching her and i heard that someone ran in the house left her outside. they saved themselves and didn't try to help the baby. >> the camden police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an
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arrest. >> i reassured the mother that they with pooling our resources to get to the people that did this and hold them responsible and provide her some sense of justice in this act that is absolutely inkproe henceabl abl. >> it's wrong you need to turn yourself in. >> police have part of the shooting on surveillance video, they are not going to release that just get but the good news is they are getting good leads from the public. but if you have any information please reach out to them. >> all right those leads will be key. meantime in the last 30 minutes, police announced charges against the driver that hit a philadelphia police sergeant throwing him 15 feet into the air. he was conducting a traffic stop on main street in manayunk when a toyota rav 4 ran into him and
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you can see this in the newly release surveillance video, the crash knocked the sarge's shoes off and was brought to the hospital with multiple injuries including a broken collar bone. >> police caught the driver about a mile away. colin murphy is charges with driving under the influence. a man from langhorne is behind bars right now accused of stealing $600,000 worth of equipment from septa. investigators say that 28-year-old kyle allen was an actual septa employee and they say he took batteries, wire and even parts for the l train and sold them for scrap. in all they say he stole $638,000 worth of parts from six different septa properties.
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he is in jail unable to post $75,000 bail. they are picking up the pieces from at least eight tornadoes in central indiana. buildings and homes are missing roofs and entire walls because of yesterday's twisters. republican governor and vice president nominee, mike pence visited with customers that were in starbucks when it collapsed. homeowners say it's painful to see the damage. >> the house is still standing with minor damage, and you look down the street and wonder why they deserved it. >> i am thankful that everyone is okay. >> it's time now for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> lets go outside to meteorologist, adam joseph, with a look at how it feels outside and that heat is continuing to rise. we feel it. >> it feels sticky, it doesn't feel like yesterday or the day
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before. that break from the heat and humidity is long gone, 85 which is isn't horrific out here, with cloud cover that pushed in but definitely feels more uncomfortable than 24 hours ago. richmond 91 degrees. the dew points are back to the tropical level of 70 or better. 74 in washington and north in buffalo and binghamton with dew points in the 70s with increased humidity. the storm that caused all the tornadoes in indiana yesterday, a piece of that pushed overhead, again no severe weather or rain, just some clouds breaking through the region right now and they are starting to break up just to the west of lancaster county. it will be a miserable muggy night tonight and then a steamy sultry friday even worse around here tomorrow for how it will feel and we talk about an extended heat wave number 6.
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we'll talk about the numbers and how it feels tomorrow and if there is cool down in the seven-day forecast in just a little bit. >> add email see you in a bit. 6abc.com/weather is the place to visit. get real time views of what is happening with stormtracker 6 live double scan radar and check in with facebook and twitter to follow each of our meteorologists through their updates. another heated day in the race for president with hillary clinton and donald trump trading hard words over the issue of race. trump spoke first in new hampshire. and clinton wrapped up a rally of her own in reno, nevada. saying that trump built a campaign on racism and paranoia. but trump says it's to distract from controversy surrounding donations from the clinton foundation. saying that hillary clinton used the state department to run what he calls a vast criminal
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enterprise but once again offered no proof. >> a broken pipe offers headaches for one part of the chester county. it turns out that fixing the problem will take longer than expected. john rawlins is live with details on the extra time and the extra cost that entailed with this one john. >> reporter: hi sharrie, at the center of all of this is the large sewer line that runs through valley forge park, it has in the past dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the creek. the hope was to reopen the roads by mid summer and now labor day and now that won't happen because of an unexpected glitch. heavy blastic is used to help a deteriorated main. roads that carried 200 thousand vehicles a day had to close.
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the line served 70,000 customers including east white land. it runs 3.5 miles underground through valley forge park and crosses the schuylkill river twice before getting to the treatment plant but problems have caused unexpected delays. the township engineer shows the debris that took weeks to be removed. >> we found that the interior lining of the pipes wore away. >> that mean the roads, route 252 and yellow bridge will not open by labor day. we are looking for an october date to open 252, yellow springs road not until early november. drivers are not happy but most reacted this way. >> i don't really care it has been close ford a while now -- a few more months. >> you don't have any great expectations?
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>> no, it is -- >> reporter: so that glitch with the river crossings will cost time and also money, what was a $15 million project is now becoming a $18 million project. live in valley forge, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. speaking of the roads it's time for the "action news" traffic report. lets get you live to matt pellman with a look at the roads tonight. >> we are looking gray today, gray skies out there and a great camera too along the schuylkill expressway eastbound. i wanted to show it to you because we have slowing from gulph mills into the blue route where there was an accident to the off ramp to the blue route and the crash is gone and the delay is thinning and people are hitting the brakes east on 76. westbound at city avenue, there is a crash there on that off ramp. but city avenue itself by belmont, there is another accident. reports of a broken down truck on the walt whitman bridge and
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you can see the result a backup on 76 east and 95 north headed to the walt whitman just 14 miles per hour as you cross the walt into new jersey and a complicated factor on 42, we'll talk about that in a second. a couple of crashes on 611 and one at lyndon avenue and one at maryland road as you turn into to go to the caraba's. they are saying a water main break tonight, stay on 452 to get around that and voorhees an accident investigation eves ham road and cooper road is where to avoid. here is the commuter report. 42 a southbound accident as you head toward 295 near bellmawr and that in combination giving us delays that spill back into
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pennsylvania. we'll check it again coming up in the next half our. >> hopefully it won't be so gray the next time. >> thank you matt. >> still ahead a ceremony on independence mall makes and marks for an amazing milestone for the national park. and the dramatic rescue of a 10-year-old girl in italy. crews continue to work around the clock in the wake of the devastating earthquake. >> and the government is forcing chipotle to change the way they run their restaurants because a case that started here in our area.
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a strong aftershock rocked central italy today and caused more damage to towns that were already in ruins. at least 241 people died in yesterday's earthquake.
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and the search is going on around the clock. the drone video shows the scale of devastation after the 6.2 magnitude quake. one person describes the earthquake. >> i could only member i would not breathe, i was grasping and i thought i was dead. >> he survived. and rescuers and survivors are clinging to every victory they can. including this, huge cheers when a 10-year-old girl and another boy were rescued from the rubble. italian officials say the search will continue for the next few days. >> the maker of the epi pen will offer discounted to more patients following outcry over the price hike. mylynn pharmaceuticals are hosting an assistance program but not budging on the $600 price tag for the drug. the ceo is the daughter of u.s. senator joe mansion, he is concerned about the price hikes
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and is planning a detailed review. >> independence mall hosted a celebration a century in the making today. the ceremony marked 100 years of america's national parks. gray hall is live on independence mall with more on today's events in our historic city. >> reporter: hi alicia, this has been a great event for everyone that showed up and the celebration continues and promises a bit of everything from a picnic to a sealed time capsule and a bit of a history lesson. >> that the national park must be maintained in unimpaired form for the use of future generations -- >> it's a 100 year celebration and everyone is invited. workers held a bash for the centennial celebration. >> we want people to remember that this is their park. and we want people during the
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next 100 years to start to really think about ways to engage and be more stewards of the park. >> there were activities for the entire family to celebrate this huge milestone and cupcakes were served as a treat and the unveiling of this bronze plaque decembercated to steven mather. >> it means the preservation of history. it's so easy to forget where we come from and who we are. and without that, i mean it's hard to have a sense of where you really want to go. >> park employees say this is not just a celebration but the goal is to create an awareness about the park service and teach about the national treasures, they say that seeing the parks in person is a valuable lesson for children and adults. >> it's a resource that everyone has an ownership in. and we as a general population need to be aware of it and keep
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good steward ship of it. and make sure it is around for future generations. >> reporter: so back out live, the celebration is not over yet, festivities continue until 8:00 tonight and there will be a concert live along the independence national park gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> all right a lot to celebrate thank you. >>. >> the government is forcing chipotle to change a few of its rules for workers because some of them violate labor laws and it all starts with a case here in our areas, the nation ago labor board rule that chipotle could no longer ban workers from criticizing the company on social media and stop the ban stopping work is from talking about religion and politics. this case started with jail kennedy, an employee from havertown and that employee was
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ordered to delete tweets. kennedy was then fired a month later, under this ruling, chipotle has to hire him back and give him back pay. now, a look at the closing numbers on this thursday, as we approach the weekend, the stocks taking a dip and the dow is down 33 points and the nasdaq down 5.5 and s&p 500 down nearly 3. >> the rock has beaten out iron man for the title of highest paid actor in the world. dwayne johnson made $64.5 million in the last year. and last year's top actor robert downey jr. slid into eighth place and jennifer lawrence was the highest paid actress and made just $46 million. that put her sixth on the list that includes the men and women. i would say she is doing just fine. >> time for a check of the accuweather forecast. the heat is on.
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lets check back in with adam. and what people are doing at the beach there behind you adam. >> they are trying to brace themselveses from a strong sea breeze coming in off the ocean there. you see the white caps over the open waters of the atlantic, a strong wind that can be annoying from you down there sitting on the sand but it at least is keeping it cooler down there. you can take a look at the wind speeds, sustained 17 miles per hour in wildwood and 18 at the atlantic city airport and less as you head inland 13 miles per hour in allentown and 6 in reading and 10 miles per hour in lancast lancaster, the southerly component is bringing in the humidity. 85 in philadelphia, 82 in the lehigh valley and 84 in wilmington and 78 in cape may. it's a humid 78 and 81 in beach haven.
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we are tracking a front to the north and west and this won't swing through here until early tomorrow morning into the early to mid-day hours and ahead of it we have the prefrontal trough bringi bringing cloud cover our way. 74 in philadelphia and 72 in reading be 73 in dover tonight and mid-70s at the shore and warm and muggy and an outside shot of an isolated downpour down to the lehigh valley and 95% of us look to stay dry here this evening and tonight. we have the get away forecast on your friday. at the shore tomorrow 90 degrees, unlike today where they were dealing with a very strong wind off the water, no sea breeze, you get the land breeze, hotter and very humid in the city 93 degrees and hot and humid with a scattered thunderstorm, and the same thing up in the poconos could be an isolated thunderstorm and muggy
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and the temperature sitting at 83. even though it's 93 in the city for the air temperature, you factor in the extreme dew points, feeling like 100 degrees around 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, it feels like 93 degrees. speaking of tropical feeling in the tropics we have tropical storm gaston. it was briefly a hurricane this morning and making its way into the northern atlantic and could send high swells our way 2 to 4 foot swells over the weekend. and watching near the leeward island has not gotten its act together it's a good thing and weak and disorganized as it continues to head and drift to the north and west. we'll watch this over the weekend and this point it looks to be a main player for the bahamas or florida. the four a did at 4:00 forecast, we'll show 93 degrees feeling like 100 around here tomorrow. still sunny and hot and less humidity on sunday at 91, and
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slightly more humid on sunday, 91 and hot and steamy monday, 92 degrees and get used to it. wait until you see the seven-day forecast as we go into the next half hour ladies. >> 90s. adam thanks. this is an amazing program we are telling you about. they pair dogs with high kill shelters with prisoners still serving time. teaching man and its best friend to get back on their feet. we have brand new information on a deadly zip lining accident in a local state park we have the details coming up live at 4:30.
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the next year. we caught up with students and parents near the north hall dormitories as the young people embark on a new journey. >> i am going to play lacrosse. >> good for her and good for me. >> i'm glad she got where she is and will have a good future. >> that is the melon family from havertown and they are excited. the first day of classes for la salle is this monday. >> it's a different kind of graduation ceremony today in northeast philadelphia. these are the graduates coming up for their diplomas and photo-ops at the philadelphia department of prisons and notice they come in pairs. the program is called new leash on life and it does just that for the inmates and the pups. the program matches the inmates with dogs who have been rescued from high kill shelters, they worked together to improve the other's lives both taking
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advantage of these second chances. that is a beautiful thing. while elmo and friends were out to play at sesame place today this was happening behind the scenes, volunteers were busy filling more than 2,000 backpacks at the amusement park in langhorne part of the stuff the bus campaign helping to make kids in bucks county struggle with basic needs get a head start and that includes brand new school supplies and backpacks for the grand new school year. >> all right alicia, next on "action news," tragedy strikes at a nearby zip line park. the tragic details of a woman's death. i'm nydia han and i have a simple piece of advise to follow the next time you hit the road.
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it's 4:30 and brian is off and the search for a bank robber that pulled his heist in the middle of the day. and a boy found wandering in the street is reunited with his family. and a new rather unique fort is calling philadelphia its home. alicia vitarelli introduces you to this axe throwing gig in big
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talkers. and circumstances surrounding the death of a woman on a zip line course in bear, delaware. vernon odom is live with the latest on this investigation. >> reporter: good afternoon alicia, the company that operates the zip line attraction here has already cleared itself of negligence or malfunctioning equipment. and the late victim go ape says caused this tragedy. this was a happy tina warner at her daughter's recent wedding but last night her life ended in sudden tragedy, it was warner that plunged 40 feet to her dental lum's state park on the go ape zip line. they are still in the midst the their investigation. >> there are two sections you trance verse on the zip line and she completed three of the four and was on the fourth when this happened. >> go ape attraction was shut down completely today and late
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this afternoon the go ape company issued a statement saying they are saddened by this tragedy, but their outfit with more than 6 million customers worldwide structs customers on safety for zip lining and they found no evidence of equipment failure. witnesses say that tina warner underwent the safety training before going on the go ape trail. at the time of the accident the participant had unfortunately disconnected herself from the safety system. >> we don't have reason to believe that foul play is suspected but we are looking into all the circumstances surrounding the incident. >> reporter: alicia at last word the police have not completed their formal investigation. live in bear, delaware, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." all right vernon thank you. >> in philadelphia, police are
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trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in kensington and why. the action cam was along the 1800 block of east modson street as they marked shell katsings and the victim was shot in the chest at 4:30 this morning and rushed to temple hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. no one has been arrested . police in ocean county picked up a suspect accused of possessing child pornography. 54-year-old carlos rojas was arrested on point pleasant beach. police confiscated hard drives and computer there's. rojas will be the subject of an immigration detainer. and the search is on for the man that robbed a philadelphia bank today. police gave us pictures of the crime in progress at the republic bank branch on frankford avenue. the man gave the teller a note
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and demanded money and got away with an unknown amount of cash. he was last seen on frankford this morning and he is considered armed and dangerous. a local mom is facing questions over why her 3-year-old son was walking alone on a busy street today. police believe this video shows the child seen there on mcdade boulevard in collingdale at 7:15 this morning. officers found him safe after someone called 911. the boy had been staying with his ufrkle just a few blocks away and investigators are trying to determine how he got out of the home and wound up next to trolley tracks and heavy traffic. >> don't believe there is criminal charges pending but i could be wrong, on the face of what i heard maybe some parenting skills need to be fine tuned. take care of this kid so he has a bright future.
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smart little guy. >> and cute too. they are talking to the mom who is 19 years old and lives in northeast philadelphia. the little guy was not hurt. a workshop in south philadelphia gave seniors a few important safety tips. the action cam was at the new courtland senior center as attendees learned how to protect themselvesed and their homes. they had a chance to interact with police officers and hear from pea peco and the center for aging. this week we are out on the water learning about the history of cape may, melissa magee check its out. >> reporter: this is the h.a. merewall, tall ship. >> she was on the morris river for the oyster industry. >> then came the depression and world war ii. >> she was taken over by the
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government and as a fire boat to help the camden and philadelphia waterfronts. >> it fell into disrepair before being restored into her former glory. >> her lines are manilla, a natural fiber and our sails are canvas. >> and now she educates visitors. >> learn about the history of the oyster industry in this vessel and offers day classes for kids to learn about becoming a sailor. >> learning about knots and how to sail the vesel and about navigation and a great way to get an introduction to the boat. >> the merewall is docked in cape may but travels to different ports. >> we are tied until labor day weekend in cape may. we sail twice a day and three times on saturday and a special deal on saturday morning where it's cheaper, a unique trip on a
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unique lady that has a lot to give to the community. >> it was put in service in 96, and we expect her to be around for quite a few more. >> melissa magee, channel 6 "action news." >> pretty cool right? and if you would like to climb aboard, can you find the list of hours and prices and docking schedule on our website at 6abc.com. a table full of backpacks full of school supplies greeted students at thomas edison charter to give away. >> we want to let the kids know we support them and it was a great opportunity. we wanted the parents to know as well we are here to support them and give back to the community. >> great stuff. the paternity has a whole outreach project to help children. florida hospitals help the
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victims of that pulse nightclub shooting by removing a major hurdle on their road to recovery. >> and we'll introduce you to a supports you likely never seen before. get your axes ready, details are ahead in big talkers. did i get your attention sharrie? >> oh, yes. keep talking. >> and adam joseph is back with the full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 continued next.
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independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. surviving victims of that orlando massacre now have one last thing to worry about. they will not have to deal with medical bills. orlandos at two hospitals will not bill the survivors of the care they were given. instead florida hospital and
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orlando regional medical center will seek funds from insurance plans set up by the city and they estimate that the treatments add up to more than $5 million. there are now nine major wild fires burning in california. the newest one chased hundreds of people from their homes near the oregon border. more than 1800 homes are being threatened along the central coast. the popular tourist attraction hurst castle is closed but no longer at immediate risk. in all nearby 12,000 firefighters are battling flames across the state. we have a clearer picture of what happened on the doomed elfaro cargo ship. the black box was recently pulled from the ocean floor, you can hear the crew discussing the
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loss of propulsion and flooding and the ship's captain called back to shore to talk about the situation and 45 minutes later ordered the crew to abandoned ship. the ship sank during hurricane joaquin. hope solo says that she is haddoned by her six months suspension from the team. the decorated goal keeper is facing heat for calling the swedish team a bunch of cowards at the olympic games in rerow. they knocked out the u.s. during penalty kick. and solo was criticizing their focus on defense. and they said they do not meet their standard of conduct. solo posted a heartfelt response on twitter. she has been with the team for 17 years she can't be the player she is without being the person she is. even when i haven't made the
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best choices or said the right things, her suspension is making waves with critics calling it sexist. and that ryan lochte is yet to receive punishment for his own bad behavior during the games as well. two words. axe throwing, philadelphians grab your viking horns and channel your inner brave heart because axe throwing it happening. >> urban axes is gearing up to make history, opening the first competitive axe throwing facility. they say it's like darts only bigger and well cooler. it's all the rage in canada and now philadelphia is next on trend. >> they started with some crazy canadians and now crazy philadelphians can blow back a few beers and throw back some
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axes. >> people think it's a concern -- we have a strong safety and training program with our staff. >> yes, it's byob but no hard alcohol. but there are serious rules and waivers and anyone that wants to wield will be supervised by an axe pert, and all axes by the way get locked away at the end of the night. and if you wonder how i did? >> yeah! excellent. >> i celebrated then, i should have showed you the 50 takes before that where it didn't stick to the wood. this is normal and i thank them for cheering me on. it opens on east kensington on september 13th. i can tell you it's a ton of fun, they expect groups to come in and bachelor and bachelorette programs. and food. >> nice word alicia. >> i'm only showing you the
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winning shot. lets get a check of the roads tonight. >> often times we have an axe to grind with the schuylkill expressway and i-95, we like to chop down the delays but they are out here in full effect. this is 95 southbound side headed to the walt whitman bridge and not only is there volume with people getting out of town early for the weekend heading down the shore, there was also a truck that broke down on the eastbound span of the walt earlier this afternoon. we have restrictions there just 13 miles per hour on the schuylkill heading towards the walt, if you try to get into new jersey this afternoon. i would do so via the ben franklin bridge and the walt is not your best bet. trying to exit at city avenue an accident on the off ramp but our crash on city at belmont has cleared out. but unfortunate news for you and many of you waiting for the
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reopening of the walnut lane bridge, we hear that won't happen for another month. end of the except that bridge will be reopen, and originally that was suppose to happen after labor day. and eastbound just heavy this afternoon with normal volume on vine. and pen street and montgomery, and one on easton road and the one on maryland road has cleared out. we'll check it again coming up in the 5:00 hour. >> all right matt, thank you. meteorologist, adam joseph, with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast next.
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well, if you like to sweat -- you need to hear about this latest heat wave. >> reporter: that is the way it will stay around here for a good
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chunk of the seven-day forecast. the clouds moved in easton live at the north hamilton county. a couple of locations we have seen a spotty shower pop up just to the north and east there of northampton county west of new york city and south of philadelphia and east of the wilmington and a couple of sprinkles passing through parts of south philadelphia and woods town and woods bury, this is barley a drop or two. that is it going on here this afternoon. 85 is the air temperature in philadelphia and 82 in allentown and 84 in wilmington and right along the shore a strong wind coming in off the ocean, cape may 78 degrees and i had someone on twitter, i'm at the shore and the water temperatures are really cold for august. that water is 76 degrees it doesn't get much warmer than that around here any time during the summer season, that is far
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from chilly. as we look at satellite and radar, some clouds passing through right now, it's a prefrontal trough energy ahead of a cold front south and east of chicago, and not doing much in the way of damage with rain but it's protecting us from that intense sun combining with that increase in humidity here this afternoon. but for tonight it's warm and muggy, stars and clouds and the isolated shower in a couple of locations, 71 in the suburbs and future tracker 6 this is the heat index. 10:00 tomorrow morning feeling like 93 in philadelphia and 91 in wilmington and 92 in dover and 90 in trenton and then the peak of the day at 4:00, many 100s, lakehurst and millville and dover and 95 in reading and along the shore not much of a break, there will be more of a land breeze tomorrow. equally as hot there. basically we have high pressure that is going to stall right
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over the virginias and the carolinas. this is for the next three days, it's an upper level ridge that will be a heat pump here with temperatures in the 90s. while we are dealing with that high stuck to the north, there is that tropical moisture and tropical wave now just to the north and west of the leeward islands, that will be tracking to the west northwest over the next three days, and could possibly be hermine, the 70% of it turning to a tropical storm over the next five days, but no matter what, the bahamas and miami and key west will get heavy rain in the latter part of the week and the upcoming weekend. at the shore 90 tomorrow and no sea breeze and less humid on saturday with sunshine and dropping it to 83 and lots of sun on sunday and a bit of a sea breeze with a temperature pleasant at 80 degrees and up in the poconos, humid tomorrow with a spotty storm and 80 degrees, sunny and beautiful on saturday and 81 degrees and stays really
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nice here on sunday, with temperatures in the lower 80s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast there is one constant here and it's every high temperature begins with a 9 for a straight seven days here. feels like 100 tomorrow and lower humidity on saturday and coming back up on sunday and a steam bath monday at 92 degrees, muggy again and 91 tuesday with a scattered thunderstorm in the afternoon and more heat, more humidity and no relief wednesday and thursday. with temperatures around 90 and i have been chatting on facebook about this and a woman goes school starts on monday for us, it's going to be brutal. i said dress your kids in light colored clothes and she so no i have to be there. >> steam bath. >> the next seven days. >> what's the deal? is coming up next.
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>> seatbelts saved 300,000 lives. but here is the problem. >> the problem is 25 million people still don't buckle up. especially in the backseat. while many of us insist on seatbelts in the front we are more lax with people and even kids riding in the back and consumer reports says that say danger to everyone in the car. 19-year-old tyler elsee was riding in the back seed and the driver lost control and crashed everyone in the car was killed. it's a scene difficult for elsie's mom to relive. >> tyler and harrison basically became projectiles and he suffered multiple skull fractures.
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>> it's estimated a quarter to one-third of passengers in the backseat don't buckle up with young people being the worst offenders. >> people think they can skip the belt all together if it's a short trip and that is just wrong. >> most car crashes occur within 25 miles from home and being buckled up in the backseat reduces your risk of dying in a crash versus having the seatbelt on and unbuckled passengers in the backseat could pose a danger to people buckled up in the front. >> people in the back can be thrown to the front with such tremendous force they can injure or kill the people in the front. >> karen decided to educate kids not to do what tyler and his friends did routinely. not buckle up. >> in an instant they were all gone. >> it's not only lives that seatbelts can save, it's medical
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costs and accidents due to the failure to not wear seatbelts has cost the u.s. nearly $10 billion. finally at 4:00 a judge is giving starbucks a break, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the chain puts too much ice in their beverages, the customer in los angeles filed the class action lawsuit accusing starbucks of fraud and false advertising. the judge said that even children can get more liquid by simply requesting no ice. >> and when you request it ice it comes with ice. >> i love an iced coffee myself. that does it for 4:00. i'm alicia vitarelli join brian, sharrie and ducis rogers tonight and every night for a full hour
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of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. >> coming up next at 5:00, officials have identified the man that they say hit a philadelphia sergeant and drove off early this morning. plus, the reward offered in camden after an 8-year-old girl is injured in a crossfire battle. and the final steps to rid new jersey town of blighted homes.
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senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. new surveillance video shows the moment a philadelphia police sergeant was hit so hard by a driver that he was knocked right out of his shoes. now officials identified the man they believe was behind the wheel that sped off from the scene. rick is off and sharrie williams joins us and the big story on "action news" is the hit and run investigation into the city's manayunk section. >> this happened on the east end of main street and that is where chad pradelli is live with the details. good afternoon chad. >> reporter: hey sharrie, that
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police sergeant remains in the hospital and is in quite a bit of pain but expected to make a full recovery. he was allegedly run over by a drunk driver and the accident was caught on camera. >> the fifth district sergeant is outside of a police cruiser talking to normal office when he vanishes from the scene, ran over by colin murphy that police say was drunk. it launches the officer 15 feet down the road and knocked him out of his shoes. nothing more optic than seeing the shoes on the ground. >> commissioner richard ross visited the 55-year-old at einstein medical sent. the veteran suffered broken collar bone and broken ribs. >> he is okay considering. he is in pain, he took a significant strike and he is fortunate to be alive. and he said as much to me

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