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driver, the officer is shown outside of his cruiser during a traffic stop and an suv drives by and the officer vanishes from view. it happened on the 3100 block. chad pradelli is joining us live. >> reporter: monica, the sergeant remains hospitalized with a broken collar bone and broken ribs and other injuries, he was standing outside a cruiser here when he was hit and it was all captured on camera. thetive and district sergeant is out of his vehicle talking to another officer when a rav 4 slams into him launching him 15 feet and out of his shoes, the rav 4 appears to slow and then takes off. >> there is nothing more graphic than seeing the shoes on the
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ground. >> he will likely spent more nights in the hospital but make a full recovery. >> 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 this morning in the hospital. >> police say that the driver is this man, collin murphy, police say after spending the night drinking in manayunk got behind the wheel almost killing the sergeant and after fleeing the scene spot bid a good samaritan. >> i am told a tow truck driver assisted us, he saw the car and alerted another police officer. we are thankful to him. >> reporter: and collin murphy faces dui and aggravated assault and other related charges and at last check he was behind bars, the sergeant's name is not
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released but expected to make a full recovery. >> thank you. >> camden county police are looking for leads after an 8-year-old girl was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle and the little girl remains in critical condition. jeanette reyes is live now. you spoke with an emotional babysitter of this victim. >> reporter: monica it's just been an emotional day all around, we see young children friended of this little girl crying, take a look behind me, you can see people gather tlg, that is where a vigil will get underway in minutes. many people praying that this girl pulls through. >> the horror of last night's shooting is too much for an emotional avina hall. she lives near where the 8 yelled little girl was shot in the head. hall frequently baby sat her. >> she was a good child and play aid lot and played with my granddaughter every day. >> it started 8:30 last night
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with the sound of gunshots probably originating from the alley and then an unexpected pounding on the door. >> i didn't answer the door at first, because of the gunshots and we looked out the window and i saw it was her and she ran across the street to her baby. >> the victim's mother cradled her daughter's head and hall felt for a pulse and it was faint. police arrived and the victim was taken to cooper hospital where she remains in critical condition. they handed out flyers with a $6,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. >> we will investigate that which led to the shooting, what is the reason why she were doing this and put a laser like focus on this. >> i'm angry this is an understatement, this is an
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innocent bystander. >> they believe that the intended target muster up the courage to come forward. >> there are drug boys around here and i think it was for them but not her. they need to find them boys, they know who was after them, they should tell. >> this is the flyer that police were passing out just a few hours ago and speaking to some of them it's difficult, emotional case for them as well. they have gotten some good leads and are pleading with the public if you have information on the shooting, camden police want to hear from you. jeanette reyes, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. authorities arrested a man from buck county that stole $638,000 from septa. he took batteries and catalytic
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converters and other parts and sold them for scrap. allen remains in jail tonight at $75,000 bail. a 3-year-old boy is safe after found wandering along a busy street in collingdale alone. this video shows the child on mcdade boulevard at 7:15 this morning. officers found him safe after someone called 911. the child was staying with his uncle and the child's mother lives in northeast philadelphia and police do not expect to file charges. >> delaware state police identified the 59-year-old woman that fell to her death at lum's state park. tina fell ton was on the go ape zip line course. authorities say she was 35 feet aboveground waiting to descend on a zip line when she fell off the platt ffoplatform.
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a witness report that warner disconnected herself from the safety system right before the fall. a broken pipe has been calling traffic tie-ups for months for drivers in chester county and now the fix is going take longer than they thought. "action news" reporter, john rawlins is live now. >> reporter: about 20% more this will cost. as anyone that has done remodeling in their home can tell you unexpected glitches can cost you in time and money and that appears to what happened here. the detour sign looks like it took on an air of permanence. it would reopen by mid summer and early september. we are hoping to get close toward opening the road just after labor day and that is not going to happen. right now we are looking for an early october date to reopen 252, and the covered bridge in
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yellow springs? >> the covered bridge in yellow spring occurs during the back end of the project. >> that would be mid-november. 252 carries 3500 cars a day and some drivers not happy about the news but most reacted with a shrug. >> it has been like this for a while now. >> you don't have great expectations? >> no, it is what it is. >> the road closings triggered by the urgent rebuilding because of the rupture of a water main. this plastic is used to reline the concrete main and serves some 33,000 customers including in east white land, it runs underground through valley forge park and crosses the schuylkill advice. it has caused unexpected delays
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and this photo shows some of the debris and on closer inspection more problems were found causing additional work and repairs for the river crossings. >> it costs up $3 million additional money to get in and access those complex relinings. >> reporter: so a 15 million job becomes an 18 million their job and the hope is now that everything will be open and running by mid-november. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." two firefighters were taken to the hospital this afternoon after battling a two alarm fire at a delaware manufacturer. firefighters were called to ikeo at 11:00. it was an area difficult to reach and two firefighters suffering symptoms of heat exhausti exhaustion. some new jersey lawmakers came to atlantic city today to assess the impact of the
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proposed state take over of that city. the black caucus held hearing to address concerns that the plans would leave the black community out in the cold and community leaders fear that a takeover would only benefit political power bosses and the city has until november 3rd to come up with a fiscal plan or the state has the power to break contracts and start to make decisions. coming up on "action news" the phillies trade carlos ruiz. and it's a party 100 years in the making. ahead how they celebrated the park service at the independence mall. and what they want to see from sam bradford this weekend. temperatures on the rise as we head back for another heat wave. we'll let you know how high temperatures climb and if relief is on the way.
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melissa? >> reporter: hey cecily we are having a party here in cape may, right by the cape may lewes ferry. we'll have more from cape may and the all important forecast. we have the animal house rocking out. >> looking like fun. when "action news" continues tonight.
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ithere's a race going on right approve tnow.message. the world's clean energy super power's either going to be germany, china, or us. and i'm going to make sure it's us. from 500 million solar panels installed by the end of my first term, to precision manufacturing. we'll beat the competition and create new high wage jobs. we can do this, millions of jobs right here in america. that's my plan. it's a patriotic 100th birthday for our parks service. woodrow wilson signed
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independence for everyone and "action news" reporter tells us tonight there was music a time capsule and plenty of fun. >> reporter: those that showed up to independence historical park may not have known it but they were showing up to a big party. the national park service is celebrating is 100 years and there was learning opportunities for the entire family. >> a lot of things they learned about in the classrooms they get to see in person. it really enforces what they learn in the classroom. i think it's wonderful. as a native philadelphian i grew up with the liberty bell. >> they put on events for the public to celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years and parka -- they with see they are important places and need to be preserved. they need to decide if they are important places to preserve.
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>> the moment for the 100 year birthday bash the unveiling of this bronze plaque for steven mather credited with helping congress establish the park service. >> it's a valuable history lesson. >> we look back and see how things were and it was this and such and we think we can do better than that to become better people. >> the hope is when people leave the celebration and hear about it, it will create an awareness about the national park service and motivate them to visit the parks and keep them around for another 100 years. the fun is not over yet you have time to come down, festivities continue until 8:00 tonight and that includes a concert. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." college freshman continue to descend on our area today it was la salle university.
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families and studented loaded up bins and handtrucks and the freshman moved into the hall. and the explorer class includes 807 students and they welcome 132 transfer students this fall.
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ducis is here with sports. then there was one. carlos ruiz one of two players left from the 2008 world series team was traded to the dodgers who could forget this moment. he waived his no trade clause, and he said he would only do so to go to the right team and they are leading the nls in l.a., and
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in return they require catcher a.j. ellis and tommy burgers from haverford college. the phillies are enjoying their second off day of the week and tomorrow they begin their weekend series with the mets in new york. the phils are coming off their win and they banged out the key hit. they have three out rbis including a home run by tommy joseph. good teams find ways to push the runs across. >> that is an area we are struggling at over the weeks. and we are completely aware of that, to do that for him, that was big. and for him to go out be do what he did for six innings was great. the eagles are gearing up for preseason game number three generally perceived to be the most important one. the questions center around
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offense. jeff skversky has more. >> eagles coach, doug peterson points out the obvious, he wants to see sam bradford and the starters score saturday in annapolis, after all bradford has yet to throw a touch down this preseason. >> the guys should be ready to go and you want to see that cohesiveness with the offensive line and sam lead the way and then obviously score a touch down, the goal is to go out there and be great and look sharp and score touch downs and if we go out there and score five touch downs, i don't think we'll feel over the moon and say we'll win the super bowl. >> bradford's point is a good one, last year in the third preseason game he was perfect ten for ten. and the eagles stumbled out of the gate in the beginning of the season losing three of four and ended up missing the post season. >> i have a different perspective on it, some people
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especially outside of the building live and die with it, you said last year, after the third preseason game everybody thought we were going to the super bowl. >> lets face it if they play well, everyone will feel better about this team. saturday is expected to be the final time we see the starters until the regular season opener here at the linc september 11th, that is when things really heat up. >> you get to the regular season and things turn up a notch. the intensity level goes up. >> the eagles feel they are headed in the right direction. jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> getting back to ruiz sad to see him go and hopefully he has a chance to win another ring with the dodgers.
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meteorologist, cecily tynan is here and as promised back in the soup. >> the temperatures are not that hot but tomorrow we have the heat and humidity. we are heading into the steam bath, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are dry out there. we had a few isolated spotty showers earlier this afternoon right now lets look live. this is a great sky 6, from the pagoda in reading and the skies are brightening and you can see the low lying haze and that is an indication of the moisture in the air. we have dew points in the 70s and it's very muggy and we'll keep that tomorrow and add the heat. right now philadelphia 84 degrees down from the high of 87 and reading also 84 and allentown 82 and millville 81 and cape may 77 and the cool
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wind off the ocean now. satellite sheriff showing we had the clouds really thick earlier thanks to a prefrontal trough and they are beginning to break up. that system caused eight tornados in indiana and one was an ef 3, basically we just have the heat and humidity. a muggy night and not a good night to open up the windows because it will be oppressive. 71 in allentown un75 in cape may and wilmington 73 degrees. the heat index tracker showing if you want request sides i would do it early, by 9:00 already 91 degrees and tomorrow afternoon the heat index close to 100 and the overought pattern of the next three days keeps the heat here, we have an upper level ridge banked to the south
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and that means temperatures are in the 90s and the humidity is not as high as tomorrow through the weekend and that high pressure is not moving much. south of it you want the winds heading to the west and that will steer this disturbance i have been tracking for several days to the west close to florida, right now this is very weak and disorganized. the mountains pulling it apart and it has weakened but there is still a 70% chance that this could become tropical storm hermine, than could bring a soaking to florida. and that is something i'll be tracking. down at the shore if you want to party, head to melissa magee she is in cape may. where are your dance partners melissa? >> they took 5 cecily. the animal house was rocking it out here at the cape may lewes terminal. a lot of people want to know
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what the shore forecast will look like into the weekend. on friday it's still hot and humid and a high temperature of 90 degrees, not much of a sea breeze tomorrow. on saturday, it gets better as the cold front moves on through, sunny and lower humidity up to 83 and on sunday lots of sunshine and it's a nice day with an easterly wind and a high temperature coming in at 80 degrees, you asked who my dance partners are? wave hello, are you live on television. we have people on the boat saying hello, the location before you board the cape may lewes ferry. a beautiful ferry ride about 85 miles of journey. >> melissa i'm running out of time. >> i like the reggae too. >> thank you melissa, i have to cut her off. taking a look at the seven-day forecast, we are heading into a heat wave, we have a string of 90s and as we close out august,
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the hottest august on record, september starts on thursday, no relief from the heat and muggy tomorrow and humidity levels will drop a bit over the weekend and basically staying hot. feels like the islands. >> thank you. finally tonight a meeting room at sesame place was abuzz with activity. dozens of volunteers formed a happy assembly line stuffing backpacks with school supplies, one in five families in bucks can't afford the basics. but the children will be ready to learn. abc world news with david muir is next on channel 6, "action news" continues at 10:00 tonight. for all of us thank you for joining us this evening. hope to see you here tonight at 11:00. good night.
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tonight, the new tornado threat as we come on. millimeters bracing for storms tonight. 35 reported tornadoes already. the state of emergency declared, an ef-3, tearing through a starbucks. the threat from texas, all the way north. donald trump calls hillary clinton a bigot. trump's own supporter behind him reacting. late today, hillary clinton firing back, asking which campaign is really promoting racist lies? and trump, moments ago, doubling down when asked if clinton is really a bigot. pulled from the troubrubble. the stunning scene. the 10-year-old girl pulled out alive. the air scare. the radar vanishing at two major american airports.

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