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both under fire today, but for different reasons him we'll explain. the humidity is kicking into high gear as we brace for another heat wave. sky6 live hd giving us a live glimpse oven atlantic city. chris sowers is outside who is smiling. that's indicative of good news. >> reporter: it's not bad out here at all. we have a nice refreshing breeze blowing. i'm standing in the shade, so it's not as hot. the humidity has dropped off from things this morning. slatington, 82 degrees. pilots, -- pottstown, 82 degree. 80 in levittown, center city, 85. saint david 87. glassboro, 86. cinnaminson, 83. hammonton, 84, woodbine 83 degrees. satellite and radar, just like yesterday enjoying another day
full of sunshine, just a few clouds upstairs, that's about it. the call from accuweather the rest of the way partly to mostly sunny skies, we'll call it slightly humid with a high of 90 degrees. all right, here we go, newly formed tropical depression 8 sitting between the bahamas and north carolina moving west toward the u.s. mainland. when i come back in just a few minutes we'll talk about the track where it's heading and whether or not it will intensify into the hurricane over the next several days. straight ahead in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> happening right now, philadelphia police are trying to figure out if the same man is behind a number of assaults in the city. the number of assaults continue to grow, now officers are investigating after a woman was groped walking home overnight. trish hartman joins us live in south philadelphia with the latest on this one, trish, a lot of folks concerned about this, what are you learning?
>> reporter: absolutely, gray, yet another indecent assault police say a man on a bike groped a woman overnight in the 1600 block of bainbridge street less than a week after police put out a plea to the public asking for help in catching a serial assailant. >> it's concerning, it's sad, i don't walk by myself at the time of the night. even during the day i try to to be aware of my surrounding. >> it's concerning and unfortunate, disgusting, actually. >> reporter: folks who live in south philadelphia have their guards up after learning a woman was groped in the 1600 block of bainbridge street on the way home from work. on wednesday, last week, philadelphia police released surveillance video showing the man they believe is behind four other assaults this month. police say the hispanic man in his 20s with a stocky built comes up along side a woman
touching her inappropriately. in all the cases he was on a bike and the victims were wearing dresses. we're waiting to hear if the incident is connected. the woman was assaulted by a hispanic man on a bike. >> i have one of those pick mace protecter, i don't always carry it. >> i try to keep my eyes peeled, because everything on the news, being a women we are sometimes targeted. >> reporter: lots of concerned neighbors in the area. if anyone has any information on the crimes you're asked to contact the philadelphia police and the special victims unit. trish hartman channel 6 "action news." >> trish, thank you for the update. a woman is in extremely critical condition after she was hit by a car while trying to walk across the boulevard. the action cam at the scene, the
boulevard past rising sun avenue in the feltonville section of the city. a buick was heading north and ran into the roam at 2:30 a.m., the impact sent the victim flying. police have questioned the driver, but so far no charges have been filed. police arrested a man in connection with an early-morning shooting in front of a northeast steak shot. a man riding a motorcycle was shot in the head outside steve prince of steaks on 0 comely road. police say an actor -- argument led to the shooting. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical, but stable condition. when they arrived on the scene they found several men holding another man who they said shot the biker. >> one man is dead and another fighting for life after a double shooting. this happened in north philadelphia. police taped off the crime scene on the 1700 block of north
newkirk street last night. both men were shot in the chest, one died at the hospital. the other we are told is in critical condition. so far no arrests have been made and police are searching for a motive. 12:06, the family of gabriel carter is pleading for information to come forward in connection wither death. she was caught -- with her death. she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting last week. there was a vigil at the home. gabby's family appealed to those in the crowd who are afraid to tell police what they know about the shooters and her mother described her beautiful child to the crowd. >> everybody who did not know gabby, gabby, she loved to read and write and sing may bobby was
a strong person and very strong. i don't know what i am going to do. she is in a better place. >> a mother and a community heartbroken. >> that reward for information leading to an arrest increased from 5,000 to $24,000 over the past few days. now, we turn our attention to the race for 2016. democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine campaigns in the lehigh valley this weekend. hillary clinton received her first national security briefing this weekend. while donald trump went on the defensive. >> reporter: hillary clinton spent two hours at an fbi office in white plains new york not answering e-mail questions, but getting her first top national security briefing as a presidential candidate. abc news revealed e-mails while
she was secretary of state of state. a question from the foundation for an invitation to the lunch of the chinese president. on the list, three groups who donated millions to the foundation. donald trump called it a corruption. clinton said, my work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. >> reporter: trump facing criticism himself after working the friday murder of dwyane wade's cousin into his stump speech. >> it breaks all our hearts to see it, it's horrible. >> trump tied the killing to his recent bid to the african-american vote. dwyane wade's cousin was shot and killed walking her baby in chicago. just as i was saying, african-american will vote
trump. later he tweeted his condoll -- concondolences. >> we'll be extending our prayers to their feeling. >> get live alerts on election night from the 6abc news app which is a free app. one local couple won't forget what this had on their big day. >> not wearing a seat belt puts not only you at risk, but others, as well. chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back. ♪
okay! , we are told the father of the bride is behind one newlywed couple's wedding reception, huge surprise, that is tim mcgraw in philadelphia last night. we are told the country superstar appeared during the father daughter dance and stuck around for a few songs. congratulations to the newlyweds there. let's get you caught you mean on the forecast. i will sing live right now if you tell me the temperature will be below 90 degrees today. >> reporter: we've just changed
the forecast to 89. >> you missed your chance, there you go. >> reporter: gets the pipes ready, gray. [laughter] let's show you what's going on as we look live in old city. it's shaping up to be a fairly nice afternoon, the humidity levels have come down from where they were this morning. we're seeing sunshine, temperatures are heating up quickly, but we have lost the oppressive humidity. all in all, not too bad. double scan live is clear, 85 degrees, dewpoint 63. that number was closer to 70 this morning. pressure 30.25 inches holding steady. winds are out of the northeast at 3 miles per hour. the ocean temperature now up to 75 that's not bad, either. northeast winds are helping to drop the humidity down. once the winds shift out of the east or southeast that's when the humidity starts increasing. that will happen overnight tonight into tomorrow. mid 80s for everybody, the exception to that rule is the poconos at this hour where they
are showing 77 degrees, with a dewpoint of 59. it feels good up there. 65 is humid, 70-plus is oppressive. a lot of 50s and 60s to the north. slightly humid conditions up here, all in all it feels good. upper 60s and low 70s to the southeast. those numbers will tail off during the late afternoon. 3:30, 60 in philadelphia. 59 in allentown, and 65 in millville. everybody will feel a little bit better as we get into the late afternoon and early evening hours. satellite and radar, not too much to talk about in the short term, crystal clear, at least sky conditions-wise, from washington, d.c. to maine as high pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern. all of a sudden this guy forms. this is tropical depression 8. here's the island of bermuda, and north carolina, you can see the explosion in thunderstorm activity. the good news the center of circulation is displaced from the thunderstorms. in order for this guy to
strengthen, those thunderstorms have to wrap around the center of circulation. as long as the storm is raggedy like this, it should not intensify all that much. right now we're forecasting it will become a tropical storm and head closer to the u.s. mainland before heading out to sea. the reason why it's heading out to sea we have a canadian cold front sliding through wednesday night into thursday morning. that will help to bump this off the coast. if the front gets hung up or slows down it could make a direct landfall across the carolinas and move north. the good thing you see how all these lines are together, every model agrees it will make a rnld turn and head -- right hand turn and head out to sea. the jersey shore will see the increased risk of rip currents. 90 in allentown. trenton, 89. millville, 888 shorepoints, 82
tore cape may and atlantic city. the only issue is the higher than normal risk for rip currents. pay attention to the lifeguards, seas are choppy, 3 to 4 feet. winds out of the east at 5 to 10 miles per hour. the burn index is high, apply the sunscreen. and there's a sea breeze. sun and clouds today, 90 degrees feeling like 9 or 91. hot and humid, monday, 92 feeling like 95. we catch a break for tuesday, 88 degrees, wednesday, 93. thursday, friday, saturday, here we go there's that fall-like relief. temperatures in the 80s. we've been waiting on it. >> about time. you ready to sing? >> it's going to be 90. not going told it today. i would like to remind you, you can get the seven-day forecast and check storm tracker 6 live radar at 6abc.com/weather. pope francis says he plans to visit the quake-stricken area
of italy to bring the people the comfort of faith. he said the church feels the suffering the quake victims. >> crews started demolishing unsafe buildings in the quake area. the number of dead has been readvised down by one, 290. investigators are trying to determine if negligent or fraud contributed to the high numbers of death. an elementary school crumpled despite undergoing renovation in 2012 to resist earthquake. a wake will be held today at a church in lexington where the sisters held bible study. police arrested rodney earl sanders friday. the sheriff said he confessed to the killings.
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in the back seat. while many of us insist on seat belts in the front we're lacks with people riding in the back. 19-year-old tyler and his best friend harrison were going for a short ride. they are in the back seat no seat belts on when the driver lost control and crashed. everyone in the car was killed. it is a scene that is difficult for his mom to relive. >> tyler and harrison, basically become projectiles, their heads hit each other, he suffered skull fracturing, not wearing a seat belt makes you a teethle weapon. >> reporter: it's estimated a third to a quarter of people in the back seat don't buckle. >> people think it's okay to be un belted in the back seat. that's wrong. >> reporter: being unbuckled in the back seat increases your
risk of dieing in a crash three times than if you have your seat belt on according to the governor's highway association. unbuckled passengers in the back seat pose a danger to people in the front. >> unbelted passengers in the back can be thrown with tremendous force they could injury or kill the people in the front. >> these poor kids who are good kids just graduated from high school and in an instant they were all gone. >> reporter: it is not only lives seat belts save it is estimated medical cost and lost productivity due to accidents involving the failure to use seat belts has cost the u.s. about ten billion dollars. nydia han channel 6 "action news." >> important information right there. there's much more to come on "action news." the mets annihilate the phillies. plus the eagles stay perfect in
sports the eagles are talking about another preseason win. here's jamie apody. >> reporter: last year the eagles started 3-0 in the preseason and didn't have any playoffs to show for it, can't get too excited. but last night against a formidable quarterback there was plenty to cheer about. first team offense got in the endzone on the second quarter play. 10-3 eagles. sam bradford capped the half by hitting beckham who looks like the real deal.
17-3 in the break. 24-3 birds. bradford 17 of 20, 167 yards, two touchdown, interception, 114 pass rating. the colts didn't use seven of their top defensive players, but eagles win 33-23. >> reporter: the eagles offense was not explosive or flashy, but they were efficient. sam bradford led the eagles on the three touchdown drives. if this is his final game action of the preseason, he looked good, but feels he has a long way to go before the opener in two weeks. >> it's nice to execute and we can build on that, the regular season is a different animal. we have to take it to a different level. >> there's always room to grow, including myself, we are pleased with the victory obviously. >> reporter: this is what we
were supposed to be doing, as a receiving group, all around, i think everybody did their part. >> reporter: speaking of the offense, doug peterson said carson wentz is in position to possibly play against the jets in the final preseason game, but he is sore. carson wentz participated in the pregame warmups, but again, he is still sore. for the second straight preseason the eagles are undefeated after three games. last year they started 3-0, and losing in the regular season. hopefully that doesn't happen with doug peterson his first full season. the phillies are not in a new york state of mind i can't want ton what their state of mind is after giving up 42 runs in the last five games.
5-1 mets. they blow it open with 6 runs in the 7th including a grand slam by kelly johnson. phillies blown out for the first time in five games 12-1. in his first public comments about his health in a very long time,oel embee taking selfies on the court in stone harbor. >> my summer has been great, i've got a chance to play a little bit against the guys, and every other guy i'm doing great. >> reporter: will you be ready
for training camp. >> yeah. >> reporter: that's music to sixers fans' ears. have a great sunday. >> "action news" was there as the philadelphia seoul arrived at the airport holding the arena league championship trophy. it was the second arena league championship for the soul. we have breaking news to tell you about on the murder of the cousin of nba star dwyane wade. chicago police say they have arrested her killer. plus, another philadelphia woman has been groped by a man on a bike, police are trying to determine if it is the same man who carried out a number of assaults in the city. those stories and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and a whole lot more when "action news" continues.
>> happening right now on "action news" a gunman opens fire on a car in north philadelphia, hitting the driver in the head. and breaking news, chicago police have filed murder charges against two brothers in the deadly shooting of dwyane wade's cousin. also a mother of two is killed when a fire sweeps through her south jersey home, today authorities are searching for the cause. more on those stories in a moment, but first a check of the
exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. outside we go to chris sowers. we won't be as hot as it was yesterday. >> reporter: we'll have a feels like temperature between 91 and 92. that's the good news, the bad news is it's still another day in the 90s. it is the 38th time this year. 85 in philadelphia. allentown, 84. trenton, 84. millville and cape may, 83. and atlantic city, 82. here's satellite and radar, lots of sunshine out here this afternoon just a few puffy cumulus clouds nothing turning threatening they are called fair weather cumulus. 90 degrees, peaking out at 91 with the heat index. tomorrow, it will feel like 95
with the temperature 92. the winds shift off the water and the humidity increases, so do the dewpoints. look at our wave heights. we have two sets of numbers be you look toward the right-hand side of the screen, that's gaston, category 2 hurricane generating 30-foot waves. the second set of numbers that's newly formed tropical depression number 8 that's heading toward the u.s. mainland, combination of the two producing larger than normal swells up and down the eastern seaboard. that's why we have the moderate risk of rip currents today. we'll have to watch where this newly formed tropical depression heads. when i come back we'll have the new track from the national hurricane center and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. gray? >> happening right now, philadelphia police are trying to figure out whether a serial
groper struck again. trish hartman is live in south philadelphia with the latest on this one. what are you learning? >> reporter: we're waiting to hear from police if this is the same suspect. overnight a man groped a woman on bainbridge street and fled after four other similar incidents this month in the city. >> i must confess as i've been walking around recently, i've been hearing the reports i've been aware of anyone riding on the sidewalk or near the sidewalk. >> reporter: martha says she has been keeping her eyes peeled after finding out that philadelphia police are looking for a man groping women in the city. a woman walking home from work was groped by a hispanic male who fled on a mountain bike in the 1600 block of bainbridge
street. last week, the investigators released surveillance video they believe is the suspect responsible for assaults in august. no those cases police are looking for a hispanic man in his 20s with a stocky build wearing a black and orange backpack. he comes along a woman and touches her inappropriately. in three of four cases he is on a bike and targets women wearing dresses. we talked to folks about the most recent assault. >> not overly concerned, i always try to to be careful later in the night. >> reporter: again, we are still waiting to hear if the latest case is connected to the others, if you think you have any information on any of these crimes, contact the special victims unit of philadelphia
police. trish hartman channel 6 "action news." >> a gunman fired at least seven shots at the driver of a car in north philadelphia hitting the victim once in the head. the action cam was at the scene shortly after 2:00 a.m. where the bullet riddled audi seven came to a stop germantown avenue near erie avenue. police stopped the victim noticing bullet holes in the windshield and drivers side store. the injured man is in stable condition with a graze wound. he does not know who shot him. two people are in the hospital after three car crash in northeast philadelphia, the action cam at harbison and bustleton avenue. the cars slammed into each other about midnight. those in the hospital we are told do not have life threatening injuries, police are trying to determine the cause of the accident. investigators in salem county, new jersey are trying to determine what sparked the house fire that claimed the life of a mother. the fire started early yesterday morning on north 7th street
near gibbons street. tasha root was inside and did not make it out. >> it's what you always fear as a firefighter to have a family member, calls i know what the fire will do. >> reporter: roots leaves behind two sons, including an 18-year-old who started his freshman year of college last week. we're following breaking news coming in from chicago this noon. police have just charged two brothers with first degree murder in the shooting death of nba star dwyane wade's cousin. police plan to release information later on today, but they say the suspects have criminal records. abc's eva pilgrim has more on the senseless act of violence. >> reporter: 32 ikea old --
aldridge was pushing her 2-year-old baby when she was hit and killed by crossfire. the mother was returning from registering her kids at school. >> we have a gang and gun issue in chicago. we are doing our very best to fight it. >> reporter: murder up a staggering 48% in the windy city nearly all caused by handguns. so far this year there have been 2700 shootings that's 11 people shot every single day. >> i think it just brings to home nobody is safe in this thing. everybody is vulnerable. >> reporter: wade who recently signed to play with his hometown chicago bus is outspoken with the gun violence joining 3 other stars in a moving speech at the espy awards. >> it has to stop. >> reporter: the day before his cousin was killed he spoke at an
espn town hall about the tough fight against violence. >> it's important for all of us to help each other, to go back and say you know what, how did this start and let's see if we can change it there. >> wade tweeting the city of chicago is hurting and these young kids are screaming for help. #, enough is enough. >> that was eva pilgrim with the report. road closures are in effect as philadelphia perhaps for the made in america festival. two lanes of eakens oval in front of the art museum are closed. the inner lanes of the benjamin franklin parkway between 20th and the oval will close on wednesday. more closures will take effect throughout the week and the roads will be off limits to traffic until tuesday september 6. you can find a list at 6abc.com. there's much more to come on "action news" this sunday at noon. come to discover a hidden
treasure in west philadelphia. we're taking you to a cemetary that doubles as a park that's in 6abc loves the arts. plus a scare in the air for southwest airline passengers their plane had to make an emergency landing after an engine failed in mid flight. let's take you live outside, sky6 live hd at the philadelphia international airport. meteorologist chris sowers will have your full accuweather forecast when "action news" continues.
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if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them. votevets is responsible for the content of this advertising. gone door do door in -- door to door in clay county missouri, 100 homes were swamped by floodwaters. kansas fire department said they had to make ten water rescues, more than five inches of rain fell in a few hours. back here at home, let's get you caught up on our forecast. no rain in the immediate future. >> reporter: we could use around
here. we've been dry over the past few weeks, there's not a chance of rain, maybe a chance of a pop-up thunderstorm. the greater chance is wednesday evening with an approaching cold front. beautiful shot of cape may, the folks down there are enjoying a lovely weekend. they picked up a sea breeze. both days they have had an enjoyable sea breeze. the highs in the 80s, all that sunshine and gorgeous weekend. we're seeing swells to 4 feet and moderate risk of rip currents, other than that enjoy the day down there. double scan live crystal clear, nothing going on, we don't expect any moisture out there today or tomorrow. chance of thunderstorm tomorrow, most of us stay dry. high of 90 degrees, the normal is 84 started out at 70 degrees, normal low, 66.
quakertown, 84 degrees. center city, 85. glassboro, 87. sin -- cinnaminson, 87. smyrna, gandys beach and vineland all showing 88 degrees. here's satellite and radar, there's the eastern portion of the united states, the u.s. coastline there, there's philadelphia. there's bermuda over my shoulder. this is newly formed tropical depression number 8. you can see the sudden explosion here this is only a 6 hour loop. heavy thunderstorms to the west, or the left-hand side of the center. the center believe it or not is right here. all the thunderstorms are developing on the western side which is good news, as long as this remains displaced and doesn't wrap around the center you won't get a huge hurricane. obviously with this close to the u.s. mainland we don't want to see that. my concern is this, as we flip
it over to the track. right now it has winds 35 miles per hour. moving to the west at 9 miles per hour and the pressure is 1,009 milabars. the gulfstream is right here. it is forecasted to slow down, my worry it slows down over the gulf and it explodes. the forecast models take it out to sea and over the open waters of atlantic city. look how close it gets to the outer banks of north carolina before it makes the rnld -- right hand turn. this is tuesday afternoon it will get closer over the next couple of days. it gets kicked out by a canadian cold front and shoved out to sea. we'll of watch this over the next a couple of days, once it hits the gulf waters things change rapidly. mostly sunny, higher than normal risk of rip currents for the
jersey shore. 82 degrees. philadelphia, 90 degrees for the 38th time this summer. sun and clouds, hot. winds out of the south at 5 to 15 miles per hour. it's sticky overnight tonight, partly cloudy, 635 degrees outlying suburbs, 70 for city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 90 today. 92 tomorrow, 88 tuesday, 93 wednesday. next several days are hot and sticky. cooler relief arrives thursday, 84. sunny, beautiful, friday, saturday and sunday, that's labor weekend. temperatures in the 80s. thank you so much. hundreds of runners have finished their race through the streets of philadelphia. they took part in the annual philly 10k. runners started off at 8th and south street at 7:00 a.m. the race closed city streets to traffic for three hours. as summer winds down it's prime picnic weather. in 6abc loves the arts david murphy takes us back to a time when cemetaries served as community passion and tombstones
were a donders -- adorned with beautiful grave gardens. >> reporter: the woodlands in southwest philadelphia is an oasis in the city. woodlands dates to 1788. build as a private estate it was converted a half industry later into a cemetary. >> we're an active cemetary and historic site we act very much like a park for the communities. >> reporter: this spring they launched the grave gardeners project asking volunteers to help restore the cradle gave us with built in container gardens. >> we had 70 people who were interested in becoming our grave gardeners. >> reporter: on september 17, the wood lands is hosting garden
fest. >> it's going to be a greatent for the public for visitors to come and explore the site. visitors are encouraged to pack a spread and come picnic. >> we'll have a natural dye workshop from things that are collected from the grounds. it's a fun place to come and explore. we are a hidden gem. we're trying to bring people to the site all the time and show them this significant place in philadelphia. >> woodlands host garden fest on september 17 from 1 to 4:00 p.m. for 6abc loves the arts i'm dave dave.
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flying metal pierced the cabin causing it to lose pressure and that's why the masks deployed. >> children were screaming and crying. >> the pilots made an emergency landings in pensacola, florida. all 99 passengers and five crew members escaped without injury. that's good news. federal investigators are looking into what went wrong with the engine. two college football players are facing charges in a violent home-invasion robbery. bryce white and ron george held up a woman friday night. they play for western michigan football team. they used a semi automatic weapon and knife in the robbery. they were later arrested on campus with the weapons and stolen money on them. fell students hope the two are held accountable. >> given such a good opportunity to play for an up
and coming football organization and i don't know i think it's just kind of a dumb move to pull. >> both players face charges of home invasion. gas workers in new jersey are putting their skills to the test, they took part in a drill as part of their year round effort to keep the public safe. nora muchanic has the story from hamilton township. therethis was the scene as pse g conducted a simulated gas leak. a contractor hit a gas line causing a leak and explosion. >> we want to see how our crews work together and see if they coordinate, are they excavating people be taking readings? the head of the gas operations says the company responds to 250 gas leaks a day, many caused by
contractors who don't call 811 first to get the line marked. >> it's due to contractors digging without a markout request. it's the law. >> reporter: pse&g began the drill after the explosion in ewing. contractor, hit a gas line and one women was killed and 11 homes leveled. doing it in a real neighborhood gives the gas company and first responders a more realistic setting. >> in nea emergency situation, there will be missteps and mistakes. this will make sure they can be eliminated or minimized. the power of gas explosion like the one in stafford township 2015 is another reminder the danger the leaks can pose and why response drills make sense. >> it makes you feel a little more better, balls they have somewhat of an idea what they are doing and how to approach it. >> after the drill,
with. >> recapping our top stories on "action news," philadelphia police say the man who has been groping women while riding a bike may have struck again. a woman reported to police that a man on a bike touched her inappropriately while she walked along bainbridge street in south south philadelphia. breaking news coming in from chicago, police charged two
brothers with the murder of the cousin nba star dwyane wade. investigators will release more information on the suspect later today. they say the pair have criminal records. police have arrested a man in connection with the early-morning shooting of a biker outside a northeast philadelphia steak shop. several men held the suspect until officers got to the scene. 28-year-old victim is in critical, but stable condition. final check of the forecast, before we say goodbye. >> reporter: it's going to be a hot one out there today. temperatures back in the 90s feeling like 91 or 92. the heat index is not too bad. it's not going to be too much higher than the actual air temperature. tomorrow, 92 feeling like 95. 93 for wednesday. we get into a cooler weather pattern in time for labor day weekend. thursday, 84. friday, 80. saturday, 83. >> it's coming. >> okay, chris thank you so much. "fyi philly" is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at
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>> i'm erin o'hearn. >> and i'm alicia vitarelli. saturday/tonight on fyi philly. >> we hit a new celebrity inspired restaurant on the main line! >> taste some handmade salumi. >> visit a giant new mexican taqueria. >> try the brow blade trend >> and call it rapper's delight, music makers with local connections in fashion and food. >> hi everybody and welcome to fyi philly. we are at the giant new mission taqueria on sansom street in center city. >> if you know the oyster house, this is right above it and created by the same owners. >> but instead of just seafood, it's mexican-inspired dining. >> and you can eat here all day long. >> how d