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mcginty: for background checks, for banning assault weapons, and banning high-capacity ammunition clips. and pat toomey? against an assault weapons ban and against banning high capacity ammo clips like those used in the orlando massacre. listen to pat toomey brag: "i have had a perfect record with the nra." pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. grief and g camn neighborhood as a little girl clings to life after being shot during a gun battle. the 8-year-old was just sitting on her porch when she was struck. tonight, camden police are determined to capture whomever
pulled that trigger. thursday night. jim is off. i'm monica malpass. and the the big story on "action news" is t manhunt for the gunman who critically injured a little girl and ripped the hole in the heart of a community. "action news" reporter bob brooks live in camden with more on the search for that suspect. bob? >> reporter: moni, en the chief of poli hh vowed to pull outllto to try and find the suspects. we've seen police sc th area, driving throh, circling the neighborhood timende again. and then behind mouhis large police unitkeg outside the home t the street of thitti where you see a sml al is starting to gr. on her porch. officers on every ren every corner, a msihu is on throughoue s camden. the target -- the peho shot this 8-year-d gl in the head last nig
>> it's a tragedy. >> reporter: theselyre handed out to sng everyone. last night the vi wght in the middle of css south 8th street. at this point,dy suspects. we spoke with the vi next-door neighbor e today. she could barely me s through her tears >> i just hope thecam. it's wrong. you all need to tn lf in. >> reporter: not ly a hands on deck withol find these suspec, ll hands on deck witth community for supporthe victim. balloons hanging ssig and more bloons on the porch. and today, little kids who don't even know her showed u wh well. >> get well soon. >> get well soo >> reporter: ouider university hospita f this young victim d mi met to show solidy.
right nowria ward is up for grabs. $6,000 cash that could be easy cash for someone who knows anything about this. all you need to do, pick up the phone and call the police. bob brooks, "channel 6 action news." monica? >> thank you. cleanup could last through the night after a tank containing a hazardous chemical ruptured in the city's juniata section. chopper 6 over the scene here in the 3600 block of "g" street this evening a short time after. the 5,000-gallon tank could be dangerous if our temperatures exceed 100 degrees. no one was injured. no evacuations were needed. officials say crews will be on this scene for several hours cleaning up that spill.
police say a 21-year-old montgomery county man was driving drunk when he struck and injured a police officer in manayunk last night. 55-year-old sergeant joseph cain was conducting a traffic stop when colin murphy allegedly drove into him send a sending him flying 15 feet down the road. investigators say then murphy took off. cain suffered a broken collarbone, broken ribs and internal bruising. police tracked down murphy after a good samaritan spotted his car about a mile away. police have identified the woman who fell to her death at lums pond state park in delaware yesterday. she is tina werner of felton shown here with her daughter. investigators say she was on a platform waiting to descend on a zip line at the go ape area rope adventure course when she fell. the company says a witness reported werner disconnected herself from the safety system just before that fall. a horrifying experience for a 75-year-old man and his
daughter. he was tied up. his daughter was viciously beaten in their own home. and tonight, the couple police say did it is behind bars on a million dollars bond. "action news" reporter christie ileto live in chester now with details. christie? >> reporter: monica, it's likely there could be more people involved in this according to court documents. this wasn't random. they weren't leaving empty handed. >> cop cars came from 24th street to here, 25th street. they had bright lights -- flashlights going checking the suspect here over in the alley. >> reporter: the sudden flur eve activity she spotted was the police looking for richard johnson and erinn howarth, possibly the housekeeper of fleming's neighbor dennis mccarthy. the pair were allegedly after the 75-year-old's safe that housed cash and jewelry. court documents reveal they held mccarthy up at gunpoint demanding the combination to the safe. when he told them that he didn't know it, they tied his hands and
feet with cords and ransacked the bedroom trying to beat open the safe. mccarthy's 49-year-old daughter who came home during the invasion was severely beaten and bleeding badly. >> no one heard something. if they did, someone would have said something. police officers live in this neighborhood. >> reporter: you were in your living room and never heard a thing. >> not until i heard the cop car come with the lights and the sirens. >> reporter: mccarthy managed to untie himself once the suspects made off with the safe and police found him sitting outside something for a -- asking for an ambulance for his daughter. >> i was highly shocked and surprised. things like that typically don't happen in this neighborhood. >> reporter: it's unclear how the suspects entered the home, but hours before the invasion, howarth and johnson reportedly stopped by the mccarthy home to pick up a bikini the 25-year-old had left there. according to court documents, it's that bikini that was discovered in a backpack in one of the bedrooms after the home invasion that led police to howarth and johnson. now, police were able to recover
that safe unopened and that 49-year-old woman remains in critical but stable condition. reporting live here in chester, christie ileto for "channel 6 action news." monica? >> thank you, christie. a former septa worker is accused of stealing more than a half million dollars worth of equipment from septa. 28-year-old kyle allen allegedly took catalytic converters, batteries, wires and other parts and sold them for scrap. investigators sayi allen hit six different septa facilities. he is behind bars tonight. this man, 18-year-old eric word, facing a host of charges after police say they found videos on his phone showing him having sex with a 14-year-old girl. word is a bensalem high school senior. police say he borrowed another teenager's phone and downloaded private images of her. when officers investigated those allegations, they then discovered photos and videos of him allegedly having sex with two females, one of whom was 14. a new jersey community is
demanding to know why the water from their tap is turning brown. they showed up at a township meeting tonight with samples in hand to confront officials and get answers. "action news" reporter dann cuellar was there. >> reporter: more than 100 people packed a maple shade council meeting, a number of them bringing containiers of filthy colored water they say have been coming out of their faucets. >> we drink this water. it's a problem. >> there needs to be totally investigated and taken care of. take care of the water system. >> reporter: officials were blaming the problem on an aging water pipe system, a problem they say is common with many other municipalities across the country. they assured residents the water was not harmful and it was being caused by iron that becomes dislodged from the cast iron pipes. >> iron is not considered something that would potentially cause cancer or other significant health concerns. >> reporter: one resident says it appears the problem has also been seen in other parts of
burlington county. >> reporter: it's happening in moorestown for a few years. i have a lot of friends in moorestown that got together. >> reporter: residents were being urge to let the water run for a while until the water clears up but sometimes it takes significant periods of time. >> i flushed my line over three hours last week and it was still brown. three hours. >> there's been nothing but constant excuses. for years and years and years. >> it doesn't help the town when people consider moving to maple shade and they hear about these types of issues. >> reporter: township officials say they themselves are not immune from the problem and realize it needs to be addressed. >> i can promise you, we are going to get to the bottom of it and find out what it is. i can't promise you when it's going to be fixed. >> reporter: officials say it may involve having to replace miles of water pipe infrastructure, which they try to do little by little on a yearly basis. moving up the timetable will be one of the things they'll be looking at. in maple shade, i'm dann cuellar, "channel 6 action news."
residents in indiana are starting to pick up the pieces from seven tornadoes that swept through the central and northern parts of that state yesterday. in kokomo, an ef-3 twister with winds of 152 miles an hour flattened this starbucks. one of the 20 people who managed to walk out alive said a barista who herded everyone into the bathroom was a hero. >> it had been ten minutes longer that he had waited to get us in there, we would have just blown away. i mean, we would not be here. >> several tornadoes struck in the ft. wayne area but in all there were no serious injuries. turning to our weather now, another stretch of oppressive temperatures is headed our way. meteorologist cecily tynan joins us now with our first check of that accuweather forecast, a steamy one, cecily. >> that's right, monica. we had a nice break from the heat and humidity earlier this week, but temperatures have been on it's ride monday and tuesday, the high, 83 with that low humidity. yesterday, 86. today just a little bit higher,
87 degrees. that's three degrees above normal. but the humidity levels are higher. so there's really a difference in the air mass that you can feel. if you look at the high temperatures across the eastern half of the united states, there are a lot of 90s, really encroaching on us, and that weather will be moving in tomorrow. in addition to that, the dew points, how it feels right now, in the 70s. so that's processive. that tropical air mass and that will brie with us tomorrow. so here we go again. talking about the heat index, that the heat of the day andsh -- in the afternoon, the i-95 corridor, philadelphia, trenton, wilmington, into the interior south jersey and delaware around 100 degrees. and the outlying areas, not much better. but i am tracking a little bit of relief over the weekend for one of the days. i'll talk about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica? >> thank you, cecily. pennsylvania state sen sitcoming back to harrisburg before labor day. senators return next tuesday to confirm a new attorney general. last week, governor tom wolf
nominated bruce bea beamer, the current state inspectors general to replace bruce castor. he took over after kathleen kane's conviction on perjury. he was at one time kane's top aid. it has been a contentious day on the campaign trail. the candidates traded barbs in some of the strongest language we have heard yet. and it was this comment late last night that touched it off. >> hillary clinton is a bigot! [ cheers and applause ] who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings, worthy of a better future. >> that was part of donald trump's latest appeal to african-american voters, but clinton fired back saying trump has been running a racist campaign. >> donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he is taking hate groups
mainstream. and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. >> in response, trump said clinton is trying to "smear him and divert attention away from questions about her family foundation and email use." still to come on "action news," from the olympic swimming pool to legal hot water, ryan lochte is facing criminal charges for his story about being robbed in rio. we'll tell you what lochte has to do now. plus -- a rare bird. why this skeleton is what it is and why it's the clostest we'll ever come to seeing one in real life. also -- a phillies fan favorite gets traded to the dodgers. ducis rodgers has details of what the team will get in exchange for carlos ruiz when "action news" continues tonight.
hundreds hospitalized. still not clear how many people are missing, this area was packed with people on summer vacation and the window for finding people alive in the rub is now closing. experts say the first 48 hours after a quake are critical. still, more than 200 people have been rescued since that quake struck. police in brazil have now charged olympic swimmer ryan lochte with filing a false robbery report, and that charge carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. lochte must now decide whether to defend himself in brazil or he could be tried in absentia. he said that he and three other swimmers were pulled over in their taxi and robbed on their way back to the olympic village. the video evidence shows the swimmers were actually approached by security guards and they accused them of vandalizing a bathroom. lochte later apologized saying he exaggerated parts of the story. two catholic nuns who helped
the poor in rural mississippi were killed in their home, and officials say it appears it happened during a break-in. the nuns were both nurse practitioners. their bodies were found this monk when they did not report to work at a nearby clinic. police say their car's missing. it was likely stole. the nuns were identified as sister margaret held and sister paula mural who was 68. investigators are now scouring surveillance video in that town to try to spot anything unusual. "healthcheck" tonight, the maker of epipen is now offering patients more help in paying for the life-saving allergy injector but they're not lowering the price. the company is tripling the amount on its copay discount cards to $300. and it's expanding eligibility for its patient assistance program. critics say insurers, employers, and taxpayers will still foot most of the cost. meantime, at least two other companies are trying to get the okay for generic versions.
it's birthday time. not for a person but for the whole national park service. president teddy roosevelt came up with the idea to preserve america's majestic beauty and heritage in national parks. but it was president woodrow wilson who signed the bill actually creating the park service 100 years ago. today, there are nearly 60 national parks and 150 national monuments all across the country. and here's something you've probably never seen before. a nearly complete skeleton of a doe doe bird. and it's about to koum for auction if you want to guy. the skeleton was put together from bones collected from lot of dodo birds over several decades. the dodo could do not swim or fly and became extinct in the late 17th century. the skeleton is expected to go for a six-figure sum. how about that? it's the first time a dodoxd skeleton's been up for sale this a 100 years. that's no chump change. a lot of money for a dodo.
>> you are buying it? >> not today. our weather is really going to be a rough go. >> yeah, it is. tomorrow definitely hot and humid. the weekend's going to be hot, not quite as oppressive as tomorrow. but a good week owned to maybe hit the beach or hit some pools. second to last weekend of the summer. it went by fast. we are dry. there is a band of some showers and thunderstorms working across central pennsylvania. really should be falling apart by the time it makes it here. also what fell apart, the clouds. we had a good amount of clouds this afternoon. but this shows that they thinned out just enough over smyrna, delaware, for john to get this spectacular sunset photo. posted that to my facebook page and tweeted it to me, and the sun is now setting at 7:42, another sign that we're heading towards fall. doesn't feel like fall out this, though. it's warm. it's humid, 79 degrees in philadelphia. allentown, 76. cape may, 74. reading, 77. and wilmington, 78 degrees. and satellite 6 along with action radar showing again theñi
clouds clearing out pretty nicely from earlier today. that's a band of showers, and that really should fall apart once it makes it over the mountains, maybe get a sprinkle across the poconos. but really the big story will be the heat index tomorrow. future tracker showing, by 10:0y feels like 92 in philadelphia. and then heading into the afternoon, by 3:00, the i-95 corridor into south jersey, the heat index close to 100. definitely take it easy. but a cold frontñi will move through late in the day with very little fanfare in the form of showers and thunderstorms. and what that will do is bring us a break in the humidity on saturday, but overall, the pattern is just going to be hot with this high pressure, upper-level ridge over us. temperatures 90 degrees through next week with winds out of the southwest. and south of this, you can see the winds are westerly. so what this will do is steer a tropical disturbance across the keys of florida and likely into the gulf of mexico tomorrow and the national hurricane center is
giving that a 60% chance of becoming tropical storm hermine over the next five days. could bebry a lot of rain over smarts of florida and it could strengthen once it gets in the gulf. if you're heading to the beach tomorrow, 76 degrees. may want to get na inn that water because the air temperature with no sea breeze up to 90. but saturday and sunday should be nice beach weather. temperatures in the low 80s with lots of sunshine. and the mountains, humid tomorrow and warm, 83 degrees. a spotty thunderstorm. but saturday and sunday, just gorgeous in the poconos with highs in the low 80s. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 93 degrees, feeling closer to 100. isolated thunderstorm possible in the afternoon with that cold front. most areas rain-free. behind it on saturday is still hot, not as humid, 91. sunday, slightly humid, 91. and monday gets hot and steamy again, 92 degrees. tuesday, muggy with a possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm, 91. wednesday, more heat, 91. and thursday, still no relief
with a high of 90 for the eagles game. so we've got seven days in a row with temperatures in the low 90s. heat wave number 6. fortunately we're looking at temperatures in the low 90s, not upper 90s. again tomorrow it will feel closer to 100. definitely take it easy. >> thank you, cecily. with the olympics over, it was time for philadelphia's best corporate athletes to take center stage. "action news" was at the wells fargo center tonight for the
learn and grow. and our own sharrie williams showed her hand as guest dj tonight for a good cause. sharrie joined an after-roof rooftop party to raise money. this organization works to raise awareness about suicide among youth and young adults. sharrie got to spin her own laylis by the way -- playlist sharing her favorite with the party. ♪ today, guns can be bought over the internet, or at a weekend gun show. and if the wrong people
get a gun... we know what can happen.
pat toomey put our safety ahead of partisan politics. toomey crossed party lines twice, first to support background checks, and now to stop
gun sales to suspects on the terror watch list. no wonder pennsylvania cops endorse pat toomey as best to protect our families. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing. really? yes, mr. mcenroe... see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right. so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. ducis here now to talk about carlos r. >> a fan favorite. the phillies had the night off but the front office was busy.
carlos ruiz has been traded to the los angeles dodgers, another piece of the 2008 championship team is gone. ruiz spent his entire 11-year career with the phillies. who could forget that moment when he and brad lidge breaked the world series. the world series will go down as one of the best catchers in history. he's one of two catchers ever to be behind the plate for four different no-hitters. the phillys are doing him a solid by allowing him to chase another world series ring. the dodgers lead the nl west. in l.a. he will be reunited with chase utley. ryan howard remains the last player to that world series-winning team. the phillies acquire a.j. ellis and get minor league right-handed pitcher tommy bergjans and a player to be named later. elsis a '35-year-old veteran. he was a fan favorite in l.a. he is sad to leave the dodgers. >> there's no anger at all. this is business and it happens to people all the time.
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the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. the eagles are preparing for saturday's game against the colts. it's preseason game number three. generally considered to be the most important one. the eagles are 2-0 in this exhibition season but the first team offense has been far from sharp. coach doug pederson is expecting more out of his team this go-around.
>> this has been the first time we've practiced starters all three days. with sort of an inseason type mentality. so the mistakes should be at a minimum. the guys will be ready to go. and you just want to see that cohesiveness with the offensive line. sam lead the way. >> it's a great opportunity for us to go out there and to get better and it is our job to score touchdowns so that's what our goal is. the soul's coach has been named the arena league coach of the year. the second time he's won this award. perhaps this is a sign of things to come. tomorrow night, the soul will face the arizona rattlers for the arena bowl championship. finally tonight new meaning to the term breaking ball. at the little league world series in williamsport, the pitcher from mexico does that. oh, boy. it's an hd camera too. that kid better have a lot of money in the piggy bank. another angle. right there in your living room. well, after cleaning up the mess and
replacing that very expensive camera, another pitcher from the same team almost breaks the replacement! what did the cameras ever do to you guys? come on. luckily that camera is okay. >> we're talking 40, 50, up there, thousand. >> thousand. >> thank you, sir. "jimmy kimmel live" is next followed by "nightline." jimmy's guests are usher and natalie portman. for jim gardner, cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass. have a great night.