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children's summer camp. meantime friday night rick is off charry williams joining us. we're following vandalism investigation for you tonight in new jersey. >> new jersey correspondent nora muchanic is live for us in lakewood tonight where vandals have hit twice in less than two months there, nora. >> reporter: sharrie, monica lakewood is home to a large orthodox community where many are survivors or had family killed in the holocaust. so, to see symbols like the swastika painted on a playground residents are deeply offended. public works crews are scrubbing off and covering over a series of swastikas and other graffiti spray painted at a private playground off second street in lakewood used by a jewish summer camp. the mayor is calling the vandals cowards. >> this is very symbolic to hate and to eradicating the jewish community. that's what happened in germany, that's what happened in nazi germany and poland and that's what the sim assemblywoman here to say as
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well we want you out of here. obviously people are trying to intimidate those of us who live in town. lakewood is predominantly an orthodox community. >> the contrast of the children who are so innocent with the message that's so full of hate i think speaks volumes for itself. >> reporter: the phrase hiel hitler was sprayed on on a slide. >> how much do you think these people know about the holocaust. >> it's disgusting. it's really not called for at all. i mean, it's 2016 people. everybody get along. >> reporter: police say they discovered at least two discarded spray painter cans here on the playground and they're having them analyzed to see if they can come up with fingerprints. the graffiti was discovered thursday afternoon by children playing here. police don't know if it was teens or adults who sprayed the hateful messages but they are taking the investigation seriously. >> this is the second incident we've had since july of this
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year. we don't know if either event are related but we'll do our best to find out. >> reporter: back live now when they are identified the vandals face bias criminal charges that come with enhanced penalties upon conviction. live in lakewood, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> nora, thank you. a p girl was found -- a pennsylvania girl was found safe and sound after police say she was abducted by her father. an amber alert for three-year-old eva byrne was issued this morning. police sent hours trying to find her and her father 24-year-old robert byrne. early this afternoon the pair was spotted right after they came out of the lincoln tunnel in manhattan by shun on the street. photos from our sister station in new york show the girl appears to be okay being held there by that police officer. we are still working to find out what prompted this alleged kidnapping. >> the search for a shooter continues tonight in camden as an eight-year-old girl clings to her life in a hospital.
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she was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle wednesday night. now the reward for information leading to those responsible has nearly doubled. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live for us now in camden where she spoke to a member of the girl's family. jeanette, what's the family saying today? >> i spoke with the parents both the mother and the father very briefly earlier this morning. the mother was just too distraught to say much but the father said they were rushing back to the hospital to be by their daughter's side. i can tell you here at the scene police have been here for the last 48 hours passing out fliers and i just learned today from the police chief that this alley here they believe now that that is where the shooter was when he fired his weapon. >> family is hurt bad but the community's upset because we losing a lot of our children to this violence around here and it's senseless. >> reporter: gabrielle carter is still fighting for her life two days after being caught in crossfire and shot in the head. she remains in critical condition at cooper university hospital.
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her uncle and others in the community are also in a fight of their own for justice to be served. >> if you know something, step up. we losing our children. you know, what's holding us in is not going to help our children. our children is the future so we need help with this. >> reporter: police chief scott thompson says the community has remained mostly tight lipped despite public and repeated pleas for information. >> it's been difficult for us to get additional information from the community. we're hoping to incentivize this. >> reporter: to help encourage potential witnesses and others with information the founder of gaby's school camden community charter school donated $5,000 to the original reward bringing it up to $11,000. it's for anyone with information on the shooter that leads to an arrest and conviction. >> this is a call to action is what this is. this could have happened in any section of our city to any child especially considering that this individual is out on the streets. >> reporter: and coming back
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out live to us, this surveillance camera that you're looking at right now it's mounted on a building literally just yards away from where the shooting happened and police tell me this is crucial in the investigation. however, they are not going to release it unless they absolutely have to but again, they are pleading with the community, someone please speak up so that they can break this case. reporting live in camden, jeanette reyes, channel6 "action news." back inside to you. >> thank you jeanette. a man and woman are wanted for a pickpocket theft in bensalem township. this surveillance video was taken on wednesday in the chick-fil-a restaurant on horizon boulevard. police say the woman served as a lookout while the man positioned himself behind another woman and her children. the man then stole that woman's wallet from her purse hanging from the back of a chair. if you recognize the couple, please contact bensalem police. >> turning to the forecast now, mother nature is churning up the heat heading into the weekend. taking a live look down the shore here, this is atlantic city. beautiful shot though from the
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distance. if you're headed to the beach to cool off stay alert. while in the ocean, officials are warning of dangerous rip currents off the coast of new jersey because of a system out in the atlantic ocean. for more on accuweather we go to meteorologist cecily tynan who has the latest. hi, cecily. >> hi, sharrie. we had a nice break from the heat and humidity earlier this week. tuesday the high was only 83 but we have been gradually warming up. today's high so far 92 degrees, that's 8 degrees above normal. the heat index right now just slightly above that, 93, but the heat index is higher down to the south. washington, d.c. 99, richmond, virginia, it feels like 105. the good news the humidity is going to be dropping so tomorrow the heat index really not a factor. it will be warm, it will be dry but this will be a factor over the weekend. this is tropical storm gaston. it's 18 miles away from us but this system is strengthening in the central atlantic. by monday it likely will be a category two hurricane. it's a fish storm. it's no threat to land but
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problem, though, is we will be getting the long period swells by the end of the weekends early next week and that combined with an on-shore flow means that there is an increased risk of rip currents as we head through the weekend and especially early next week. i'll have details on that and what to expect for your weekends including this one on the poconos coming outpatient in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> penndot is making life easier when you have to go to the dmv. governor wolf announced go time program. they'll be the first to allow customers to make an appointment for a service. they will be placed in the cue before they arrive. customers can opt to get text notification so they can have freedom to run an errand or wait outside and there will be customer feedback unit at every counter station giving realtime data on satisfaction and allowing for intervention at the time of service. >> some welcome changes there. time for the "action news" traffic report. >> let's go live to autumn
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marisa. >> hi, monica and sharrie. we're dealing with a pretty typical friday afternoon summer commute. we have a lot of volume in the area. schuylkill expressway bigger delay on the eastbound lanes taking about 33 minutes to go from the blue route town to the vine. now we have an incident to tell you about on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound. this is at fort washington. taking out a lane involving several vehicles so keep that that in mind if you're on the turnpike and a slow down on the vine street expressway. these are eastbound lanes heading up towards 95. once you jump off the schuylkill expressway taking about 10 minutes to do that commute. moving right along and showing what the atlantic city expressway is looking like if you're heading down to the shore this weekend. this is right at creek road. you can see cars not moving too badly here but as you make your way closer to the shore you can see we start to slow down on the atlantic city expressway and certainly as you jump onto the garden state parkway you can expect to tap the brakes. that ben franklin bridge looking clear in both directions. keep an eye on things and bring you an update in the next half hour. back to you monica and sharrie. >> autumn thank you. still to come on "action
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news" at 5:00 a head-on crash between a truck an packed airplane. how a man's bizarre behavior led to an all out chase on the tarmac at a nebraska airport. plus -- >> i want you to prove that i'm a racist. i will spend my life helping black people and you little son of a (bleep) so full of (bleep). >> governor under fire for those controversial comments. new at 5:00 what he's now saying about this voicemail amid calls to resign when "action news" comes right back.
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>> officials are trying to figure out what led to a bizarre scare on the tarmac in omaha, nebraska. police it started in front of the city airport that plan was screaming that people were trying to kill him. the man then ran through the parking garage jumped a fence onto the tarmac shed his clothing and highjacked a truck that was running. the chase continued until the man ran that truck head on into the nose of a packed plane parked at the gate. two people on board were hurt as was the suspect. that's him still screaming. the cause of his behavior is unclear. aftershocks continue to strike a small town in central italy already devastated by that strong earthquake earlier this week.
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the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck amatrice early wednesday morning. since then aftershocks have damaged key roads in the town making rescue efforts more difficult. at least 267 people were killed in the quake. >> there are calls for the resignation of maine's governor after he left a controversial voice message for a state representative who allegedly called haim racist. >> i want you to prove that i'm a racist you beep. i will spend my life helping black people and you little son of a (bleep) so full of (bleep). i need to you -- i want you to record this and make it public because i'm after you. thank you. >> well, governor paul lepage later told reporters he wished it were 1825 and he could challenge state representative drew gattine to a dual. gattine responded with caution. >> it sounded like somebody who was capable of -- of
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injuring me and violence. i'm going to be careful. >> governor lepage issued an apology. lepage is one of several officials who republican presidential nominee donald trump has tapped to join his administration. health check the food and drug administration is now recommending all blood donations in the u.s. be screened for the zika virus. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us now with the details on this. hi, ali. >> hi, guys, yeah, this is already happening in zika affected areas such as in florida and puerto rico but now the fda has expanded the guidelines. officials say the change is due to the uncertainty of the virus and more cases of zika. there are 42 locally spread cases in florida but more than 2200 travel related cases across the u.s. states will start phasing in the screening. no word on when this will happen. the biggest concern is for pregnant women. zika is cause devastating birth defects. meanwhile the governor of florida rick scott host add
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round table discussion today in miami beach. lawmakers, business and community leaders were there. right now there are two areas with active zika transmission in florida. that's in wynnewood and part of miami beach. two other counties are also under surveillance. with heavy rain expected this weekend, governor scott is reminding everyone to help get rid of standing water. >> where we're seeing mosquitos we're seeing standing water. there's a direct correlation. so if everybody in the state can focus on getting rid of the standing water then wire going -- we're going to do well. >> where he saw a lot of students heading off to college many very happy about it like this young man here. but we also saw some parents shedding a few tears. don't worry, it is completely normal. psychologists say sending kids off to college can create some real separation anxiety and feelings of loss for parents. while it may be tempting to call several times a day, experts say try to practice
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some detachment. it will be better for you and it allows your child to gain more independent but it will take some patience. >> it's going to pass. we get better at anything we practice so if we practice being apart from one another without trying to solve that too much in the early going we are going to get used to it. >> the good news for parents becoming empty nesters, research shows the space can strengthen your marriage. for single parents scott bay recommends picking up new hobbies and reconnecting with friends. he also says it's helpful for all parents to have a plan with their kids about how often they'll check in and of course what to do in case of an emergency. sharrie. >> yeah, some good advice. all right, ali, thank you. officials in atlantic county are trying to find a home for an injured sea turtle rescued from the ocean. this female log gary head was spotted yesterday near the oyster creek nuclear plant. she had apparently been hit by a boat and her rear flippers may be paralyzed.
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rescue officials are concerned about her ability to survive in the ocean so they're hoping to find zoo or an aquarium to take her in instead. >> i hope so. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 the celebration capped off with a toast to tenacity at drexel university today. >> plus, a party 75 years in the making. the secret to one couple's love that has lasted more than seven decades when "action news" returns. >> ♪
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>> in honor of national women's equality day they toasted to tenacity at the national constitution center today. the institute for women's health and leadership at drexel university college of medicine hosted this event today. congress instituted women's equality day back in 1971. it commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. >> it was a proud moment for more than 100 students who overcame adversity to reach their goals. the students graduated today from youth build philadelphia charter school. there was a commencement ceremony this morning in north philadelphia where the former high school dropouts look at this received their diplomas.
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family and friends packed zion baptist church to show their support. >> terrific. a local couple is sharing their secrets to a happy marriage. bet dee -- betty and david weissman celebrated their 75th anniversary. the part was at the paul's run community in the city's bustleton section and a little kiss for good luck. betty is 96, david is 99. the two were married in a rabb bee's study in south philadelphia in 1941 and by the way, david still says he does one thing every day. >> when we were engaged on january 5th, 1941. and she's been my love ever since and so i tell her all the time i love her every day. >> because i remind him every day that he has to say i love you. >> not a day goes by. how sweet is that. the couple says today's celebration was much bigger than even on their actual wedding day. i'd say they deserve it.
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>> quite the love story there. >> wow. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of the forecast. >> going live outside sky6 showing you the ben franklin bridge tonight. beautiful scene and accuweather is coming up for your weekend next. marcopolo! marco...! polo! marco...! polo! marco...! polo! marco...!
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and as of now, i'd have to say no. >> time for accuweather at the "action news" big border this friday. >> that's right meteorologist cecily tynan with the
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forecast. i think it will make the air conditioners crank up a bit. >> exactly. it's going to be a warm sunny and dry weekend and we're live right now taking a look cape may new jersey sky6 and a lot of beach umbrellas up because you needed some shade on the beach. it was hot, it's still hot out there and also with the winds out of the northwest that's a land breeze, not a sea breeze so i was talking about yesterday the green heads would be biting today. jeffrey on my facebook page said that they were fierce. winds you can see out of the northwest. philadelphia 13 miles per hour. wildwood nine. allentown 10. wilmington 14. the winds out of the northwest because we had a cold front move through earlier today. so it really doesn't feel like it though. still very hot. the heat index makes it feel like 93 in philadelphia, beach haven the heat index 100. the good news for these winds out of the northwest the humidity levels will be dropping overnight tonight and early tomorrow. so, satellite6 along with action radar showing we did get a blowup of some clouds with that front but it moved
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through with very little moisture just a few spotty showers and now let's open the door for a dry weekend. so, tonight for your friday night if you're heading out the humidity will be dropping so more comfortable than last night, clear skies. it will be warm, though, 73 in philadelphia, allentown 64, cape may 73 and wilmington 71. tomorrow the weekend kickoff looking really nice down the shore. 83 degrees. you will be getting a sea breeze. plenty of sunshine. the poconos 83 as well, low humidity, gorgeous. here in philadelphia the humidity will be low but it's just going to be as hot as today with a high of 92 degrees but with dewpoints around 60, it will feel more comfortable. i talked about tropical storm gaston. that's one system in the atlantic. we also have this tropical wave. now, this is visible satellite and the actual center of circulation is north of cuba, but the clouds, all the convection to the thunderstorms east of the send. this is a very lopsided storm. it's still very unorganized
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but it looks like that will continue to push to the northwest and once it gets past the florida straits into the gulf of mexico, there's a chance that this will become tropical storm hermine. the national hurricane center giving a 60 percent chance that would happen so if you are going to be heading to pensacola or tampa or anyplace in between early next week, you want to keep an eye on that storm. that could bring some flooding rains and a lot of problems. back at home, though, we've just got heat. for the weekend, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it will be hot but not humid. 92 degrees. sunday 90 but feeling a little less comfortable with the dewpoints increasing. on monday it's hot, it's muggy, 92 degrees. the heat wave continues tuesday and wednesday, also with the possibility of some thunderstorms as we close out august, the hottest on record but there are changes for the beginning of september. adam will talk about that in the accuweather 7-day forecast. guys. >> thank you, cecily. and there's much more to come on our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00 it's been more than a week since a
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driver who was deaf was shot and killed by police. tonight new video could reveal more about that deadly encounter. >> plus, communities that had to pay for repairs after superstorm sandy are now getting some of that money back. the new funding just announced in new jersey. >> those stories and much more coming up next. >> ♪ hello! it's our new intern, bart's first week here at td bank, he's a robot from one of those other banks. we're training him to bank human. i am banking assistance & registration technology. wait, wait, wait. but you can call me, banking assistance & registration technology. hi amy. thank you. thank you. that is not protocol manager jenna. that's ok bart, it is here. at td bank we do things differently, like having the longest hours of any bank. don't just bank. bank human.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again and rick is off tonight, sharrie williams joins us and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. a man's body is found hanging from this fence outside a local business. what police are saying about his death. plus, a proposal to slow certain drivers down. the vehicle technology that would prevent them from speeding. and the candidates are using tv and instagram to trade racially charged accusations now on the campaign trail. >> but first at 5:30 new cell phone video appears to show part of the chase that ended with a deaf driver being killed bioglass a state trooper shot daniel harris more than a weak ago in north carolina. many believe the 29-year-old died as he was trying to use sign language but tonight new
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video could reveal even more about the deadly encounter. abc's lauren lyster is following the developments and joins us live from los angeles now. lauren. >> reporter: good evening, monica and sharrie. you know, that new witness video could help police piece together what seemingly started as a simple traffic violation but ended in tragedy. this cell phone video appears to show a portion of the pursuit that ended with a state trooper shooting and killing an unarmed deaf driver. 29-year-old daniel harris. in this newly obtained video you can see what appears to be harris' blue volvo stopped perpendicular to the road. a trooper is standing outside the car suddenly the driver reverses and pulls away. the trooper following. the chase ends tragically after at least 7 miles in all just feet from harris' charlotte north carolina home. >> stopped over here and then few seconds later i heard a gun shot. >> reporter: police have said they were trying to pull the deaf man over for speeding saying he didn't stop until
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making it home and getting out of his car. authorities say there was a brief encounter and harris a husband and father is killed by a single gun shot fired by trooper jermaine saunders. >> been involved in a shooting. >> reporter: residents suggest harris may have been using sign language with officers. his brother also deaf say police aren't trained enough in dealing with the hearing impaired. >> if the officer had known that he was deaf, it would have ended differently. >> reporter: residents holding a vigil writing justice for daniel on his street and demanding answers. >> i can't understand why it happened the way it happened. you know, why did you have to kill him? >> reporter: investigators have been searching through police dashboard and body camera video to find out why the deaf man was shot to death. abc's charlotte affiliate learning they plan to review this latest cell phone video as potential evidence. in los angeles i'm lauren lyster channel6 "action news. monica. >> thank you lauren.
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we have an update from our delaware news room now, a fire that forced a family onto the street has been ruled accidental. six people were able to escape this burning house on state street this morning about 6 o'clock. investigators have since determined the flames sparked inside a laundry room because of faulty electrical wiring in the wall. the blaze caused an estimated $20,000 damage. >> also in delaware, a mysterious death is under investigation in wilmington where a plan's body was discovered hanging upside down on a fence today. some people noticed the body in a parking lot when they arrived to work on the 500 block of market street this morning. police say it appears the man's shorts got caught when he tried to climb or jump the fence and they do not think he was the victim of a crime. investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy. a homeless man was shot to death on a chester county street today. police are still looking for his killer.
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they say the victim is originally from pottstown but he was gunned down on the sick hundred block of diamond al flee coatesville where he often stays at homeless shelters. detectives are not sure of a motive. >> a member avenue local american legion law is recovering from an assault and robbery tonight. his attackers are still out there. the victim was taking out the trash at the american leach post here in tacony this morning when two men punched him and stole a box containing $300. the suspects took off through a side door. the victim was taken to the hospital to be treated forehead injuries but he is expected to be okay. politics now both presidential candidates are continuing to exchange racially charged accusations. democratic nominee hillary clinton unleashed a new ad that's playing in swing states. the ad features republican donald trumply trying appeal to african-american voters alongside images of white trump supporters shoving protestors. and today trump released a video on instagram reminding
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voters that clinton faced criticism for making racist remarks in the 1990's. only vice presidential candidate tim kaine was actually on the campaign trail today. >> start dividing people up against one another, name calling, then all of a sudden you find you can't solve your problem. >> the election is 73 days away and the white house says president obama is already focused on the transition. >> the new jersey communities hit hardest by hurricane sandy in 2012 will be getting some of the money back that they spent cleaning up after that storm. governor chris christie was in toms river this afternoon to announce a match program with the federal emergency management agency or fema. starting monday, local governments in nine counties will get 10 percent of the money back that they spent on debris removal and other emergency measures. there is about $42 million in all to be handed out. toms river, for example, qualifies for at least
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$2 million. faculty at all 14 of pennsylvania's state universities are one step closer to a possible strike. the union has scheduled a vote on weather whether to authorize that strike. the vote is planned for september 7th. faculty members have been working without al contract for more than a year and the union does not believe negotiations have been fair. despite the ongoing conflict, classes will start on time monday. there are 105,000 students in the state university system. >> well, the college students are back in town in radnor. today more than 400 freshmen unpacked their boxes and decorated their dorm rooms at cabrini university. they had some help from parents, staff and other student volunteers. the school was formally known as cabrini college but it has officially become a university this year after expanding academic programs and welcoming more students. cabrini has made a lot of changes on campus to reflect its new status.
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>> several other universities in our area were busy with move ins today as well. we found excitement among the teens leaving home but some nervousness among parents who have to let go. >> yeah, "action news" reporter katherine scott checked out the mood at two local campuses. >> reporter: the cars pull up, the carts roll in. more than 1200 new freshmen arrived at saint joseph's university this weekend. and these new hawks are ready to fly. >> i'm really excited to start. my grandmom went here. some of my family. everyone seems so nice. i feel really welcome. >> her mother really wanted her to come here. [laughter] >> i really what happened her to come here. i want to come. >> she hid her suitcase. >> reporter: vans pickup trucks whatever the vehicle they were filled to the brim and while many families provided muscle and moral support, student volunteers were also there to do the same. >> they let you know the community is here for you, the kids are here for you. if i ever see any of these kids on campus i'm going say hi, i'm going to ask them how
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they're doingism plenty of back to school cheer over at west chester where unpacking was under way at goshen hall. >> so far so good. >> reporter: preparing for the move in can be tricky for a freshman. the last few days are busy ann little couldn't seventy five we pack and then unpack and look at it like is this enough, do i need more? >> i feel like i forgot stuff but i'm pretty sure i have at least the essentials. >> reporter: as parents unloaded the mini fridges and microwaves in their sons' and daughters' dorms it really sunk in for some exactly how fast time flies. >> it's my baby girl. i can't believe how old she got that quickly and how young i still. >> reporter: once the stuff is inside and the parent head home it's time for an exciting start to a new school year. >> my heart is pumping i'm so excited. >> reporter: in west chester katherine scott channel6 "action news isn't we have a heads up tonight for philadelphia drivers. road closures for the made in
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america music festival will begin this weekend. on sunday morning two lanes of eakins oval in front of the art museum will shut down. the inner lanes of the ben franklin parkway between 20th street and the oval will close next wednesday and more closures will take effect throughout the week. roads will stay closed until tuesday september 6. you can find a full list on >> the federal government wants to for identification lower speeds on truck and bus drivers. the new proposal was introduced today. it would be a nationwide limit electronically capping speeds with a device on newly made vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. regulators are considering a cap of 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour. the national highway traffic safety administration says the change would greatly reduce the more than 1,000 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks every year. >> time to check on the traffic scene. speaking of trucks right now. >> all right, autumn marisa standing by with the update
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for us. hi autumn. >> hi, sharrie and monica. we showed you the nice and clear ben franklin bridge a half hour ago. you can see the westbound lanes just bumper to bumper. we have an accident causing this at 676 approaching sixth street. involved a pedestrian. ambulance and police were other scene. they have taken that individual to the hospital. let me show you that backup. these are the westbound lanes as you make your way over into philadelphia right now. you can see a real slow commute there. and on 95 this is at cottman avenue you can see the camera moving around. we just had an accident clear in those southbound lanes right through that construction at cottman avenue so that's the good news. that should be moving there quickly and take a look at the pennsylvania turnpike westbound at fort washington. we do have an accident that's been out there for quite some time. have a great weekend, monica and sharrie. >> thank you so much autumn. still ahead on "action news," they were on a mission to help others but somehow their lives were cut short. what we know tonight about these two nuns murdered in their own home. >> plus, saying goodbye to carlos ruiz. he talks about his trade as he
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gets on his flight to l.a. today. jeff skversky has that just ahead in sports. adam. >> heat index is back into the 90's. some areas in southern new jersey delaware have hit 100 this afternoon and the 90's, they're here to state. we'll talk about this extended heat wave in accuweather forecast isn't those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> police are still looking for the person who killed these two nuns in mississippi. they were found stabbed to death yesterday in the home they shared. police said there were signs of a break in. their car was also found abandoned a mile weigh from the home. police say the motive is still not known and they have not released details about any suspects. today marks one year since two virginia journalists were fatally shot during a live television broadcast. 24-year-old alison parker and 27-year-old adam ward were killed by a former coworker who later turned that weapon on himself. this morning the television station in roanoke virginia held a moment of silence to honor those two victims. >> some of the ocean's most beautiful creatures will be kept safe under a new order from president obama. he just expanded a marine
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protection zone offer the coast of his native hawaii. it will become the largest safe zone of its kind in there world. commercial fishing and new mining will be banned within an area that is twice the size of texas. the national monument is expected to protect more than 7,000 species. >> time for sports now. carlos ruiz boarded a plane and said goodbye, philadelphia. >> yeah, goodbye, maybe forever. carlos ruiz very emotional talking to him this morning as he left his home went to the airport with his bags packed very emotional leaving this city. carlos ruiz says he is sad to leave philadelphia this morning because phillies fans are a part of his family. but at 37 years old ruiz is chasing another world series title before it's too late. >> thanks for the memories. >> reporter: phillies fans including a police officer say goodbye to carlos ruiz this morning at philadelphia international airport. the former phils catcher is catching a flight for los angeles where he'll join the
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dodgers today in his first tv interview since yesterday's trade chooch tells "action news" his heart will always be here in philadelphia. >> as you leave this airport today and go to los angeles, as excited as you are, is there a piece of you that's sad? >> i mean, it was -- it was real sad. today when i leave from my house it was tough. all day yesterday was the same way. i answered a lot of phone calls from family and friends and definitely it's hard to walk away. >> reporter: how much do you love these phillies fans? i imagine it is hard to leave today. >> i mean, they're the best, the best fans in the world. >> reporter: ruiz is now reunited with chase utley in l.a. where he'll try to win another world series and check this out, ruiz left this message for his former phillies teammates on the
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clubhouse board in new york today. ruiz says i will miss all of you guys. good luck the rest of the season. love you all, chooch. gracias. that's a class act. with ruiz gone the phils need backup lined the plate so aj ellis arrives. the catching prospect al pharaoh aa reading. eagles in indianapolis tonight where they'll play their third preseason game tomorrow against the colts. sam bradford and the starters who are yet to score a passing touchdown are expected to play into the third quarter tomorrow. >> we're moving in the right direction in terms of being explosive down field. also moving in the right direction in terms of being in the right place conceptually. that's what it's about right now. our coaches are calling great plays and we're executing as a whole right now with everybody understanding their part of that one job. >> the sixers who have way too many big men and need to trade at least one of them actually acquire one today. the sixers get center price
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plus 22nd round picks from the utah jazz for kendall marshall. the soul can win their second arena bowl title tonight in arizona at 7:00. tough road thanks to the democratic national convention. the soul has not played at wells fargo in three months. >> these players have remained incredibly resilient and i kind of equate them to super bowl 40 champion pittsburgh steelers. they have to go on the road. it wasn't pretty. they found ways to win and this team has been the same way. they were not always pretty. but we got character guys that play 60 minutes every game. >> how about some redemption for the soul tonightly they lost to arizona twice before in the arena bowl. they can do it tonight. maybe the third time will be the charm. >> we can hope. >> thank you. >> there is noplace like home. and the boss really delivered. bruce springsteen and the e street band performed 33 songs at their concert in east rutherford new jersey last night. the show lasted nearly four
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hours breaking a previous record for the group's longest u.s. show of three hours 52 minutes. last night happened to be the 41st anniversary of springsteen's born to run album. >> terrific. accuweather coming up next. stepping outside sky6 hd for you looking live at the ben franklin bridge and looking great. meteorologist adam joseph with that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now, get our best offer ever. super fast 100 meg internet, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online, cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good.
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>> we have a bit of a sweat fest going and adam is here to tell us the details. >> doesn't sound good at all. began today runs through the weekend into next week. >> oh, boy. >> sticks around for some time. we saw some clouds pass by earlier today and a sprinkle or two north of philadelphia, very early this morning. that was a front that passed by to slowly bring in some drier air from the north but i tell you, it really didn't do much in the form of relief for us today temperature-wise. 93 was the high in philadelphia running way above the normal of 84 degrees. 7 degrees shy of the record, 100 degrees and 1963 a pretty good year when you take a look at that record low temperature of 51 degrees. we were at 75 degrees this morning. we look at the heat index right now. the hottest temperatures all day were to the south and east
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'cause that's where the atmosphere was super humid. it felt like near 100 degrees along the shore through much of the afternoon, still 99 in beach haven, 97 in pomona at the airport, 96 in cape may, 98 in millville ann little better again north and -- and a little better again north and west. 88 in the poconos 91 in allentown. northerly winds slowly pulling in some drier dewpoints. as we look at satellite and radar, a lot of dry air in place with respect to any cloud cover, any precipitation. high pressure coming in so as that high settles in to our north overnight tonight, we'll see that dropping humidity occur not only to the north where it is now but progress to the south. clear and warm, 64 in the suburbs to 73 degrees for center city. as we look at the forecast here for your saturday, the beginning of the weekend, it's sunny, it's hot but the difference tomorrow from today is really not the air temperature it's going to be the lower humidity. 92 in philadelphia, 90 in allentown, 91 reading so a little more tolerable out and
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the biggest difference will be the shore. the shore is the hottest location today, tomorrow cooler with the sea breeze only in the low 80's. philadelphia union in town here tomorrow if you're heading there into chester, mostly clear, a nice night. the starting temperature at 86 degrees and then by the finish of the game your temperature already falling into the upper 70's. at the shore, the water temperature at 70 degrees and although saturday is sunny, breezy, nice at 83 and beautiful sunday at 81, yes, we'll have a sea breeze, we'll have a lot of sunshine. looks like it's going to be pretty quiet at the shore but watch for those moderate risks for rip currents especially the second half of the weekend with that on shore wind and also some swells beginning to push in that could create rip currents due to tropical storm gaston as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast 90's from almost start to finish here. lower 90's through the weekend. no humidity tomorrow. slightly humid on sunday. then it turns very muggy on monday and it's really kind of
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a steam bath and sultry here both tuesday, wednesday, low 90's. heat indices at least in the mid 90's with a scattered thunderstorm either day and then a strong cold front comes through on thursday to bring some relief at 87 but it really waits until friday at just 82 degrees with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. overall it's a summer-like weekend out there from start to finish. >> thank you, sir. >> we can handle it. >> yes. >> uh-huh. >> we'll be right back. >> ♪ my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu
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. >> right now the "action news" team is standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00 police in delaware make an arrest in the murder of a college student. >> plus vice president joe biden was in delaware today announcing changes coming to amtrak. >> speaking of amtrak this oldie par cherry build at philadelphia's 30th street station isn't sticking around much longer. find out why officials are replacing it. >> those stories and more up next at 6:00 for adam joseph jeff skversky sharrie williams rick rams the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass. "action news" at 6:00 is next.
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for senate, a clear difference. katie 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."
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pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night jim is off. i'm monica malpass and in the news police arrest a woman in connection with the murder of a delaware college student. and a car slammed into a montgomery county house causing a gas leak. but the big story on "action news" tonight is developing news out of west deptford township. police are investigating the murder of a husband and wife inside their home on penn field drive and the couple's son is facing charges at this hour. "action news" reporter jeff
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chirico joins us live at the scene with the latest developments. jeff. >> reporter: monica, police are inside collecting evidence in that home where they say the couple was killed. charged in their death is 28-year-old ryan coles, their son. now, this is a photo that we obtained his facebook page. chopper6 was over the scene this afternoon. a family member found edward and rose marie coles dead inside after coming to check on them when he was unable to reach them yesterday. both were in their 50's. police say coles was home when police arrived and he was taken into custody without incident. a neighbor just spoke with me a few moments ago and says he has had conversations with ryan coles several times over the summer while he walked his dog and he just thought something didn't seem right. >> he just seemed a little bit detached, maybe a little bit depressed. >> we really don't know that. the impression i had was like


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