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are off, i'm alicia vitarelli. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30 p.m. fire rips through a west philadelphia church sending a massive plume of smoke into the sky. a shootout wounds three teens in philadelphia, we'll bring you the latest on the investigation. watch out in the water, dangerous rip currents at the jersey shore. we'll get you back to the breaking news, firefighters have managed to tame an inferno that raced through a west
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philadelphia church this morning. good shepherd presbyterian is in ruins. chopper 6 hd was overhead as flames ravaged the church 63500 block of landsdown avenue. the fire reached four-alarms before firefighters got a handle on it. we are told this church is more than 100 years old and 6 congregations pray there. no injuries are reported. investigators are there on the scene right now looking for clues to find out just what sparked the blaze. "action news" viewers sent this video of the flames charring that church. you can see the ominous glow of the fire consuming good shepherd presbyterian. a reminder when you see breaking news, send it to our twitter account using the #6abc action. as you can see we show your videos on the air. we'll have a live report coming up on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. on going coverage of the
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church fire on the 6abc app you can find the latest photos and videos and updates from the "action news" team on social media. the 6abc news app is a free download for your mobile device. philadelphia police are looking for leads in a triple shooting. three teens were shot in a burst of gunfire in grays ferry. they were hit during the shootout, annie mccormick has been following the story for us all morning. >> reporter: all three teenage shooting victims were taken to area hospitals in stable condition. investigators here at south detectives are trying to figure out whether they were the intended targets or hit by stray gunfire. after the gunfire rang out at midnight, three teens were left shot, 16 and 17-year-old in the thigh, another in the back. police found 12 shell casings at the either end of the block be. >> >> appears there were shootouts
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between two people or two groups of people. at this time we don't know if any of the three juvenile victims were the intended targets, or if one or more of them just happened to be struck by stray bullets. >> reporter: detectives are trying to figure out the motive, too, 17th district foot patrols return today according to a witness a suspect might have left in a white four door maxima or you ultima. if you have any information contact south detectives. reporting in south philadelphia, and channel 6 "action news." >> a toddler shy of his second birthday was killed last night in west philadelphia. struck by an suv while playing in the street. this accident happened just before 7:00 p.m. in the 4800 block of merion avenue. police say 23-month-old ameen
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rory was playing outside when he ran into the street. a white chevy trail blazer struck the child. the driver remained at the scene. horsham township council will host a panel discussion to address concerns over chemicals in the water supply. it is believe to have come from the firefighting foam that was used at the willow grove air station. residents in warminster and warrington and horsham are affected. the meeting begins at 6:30 at hatboro horsham high school. the pennsylvania senate is set to vote on the replacement for former state attorney general kathleen kane. inspector again bruce beamer is tom wolf's nominee. beamer worked under cold front
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front -- kathleen kane and testified against her at her trial. bruise castor is searching e -- serving as acting attorney general. in governor governor jack markell greeted students in wilmington. the first state's education secretary was on handle to wish the students luck for this brand new year. plenty of excited faces here in chester county. students are meeting there knew teachers making new friends at east warren elementary in downingtown. and boys and girls at valley elementary in bensalem bucks county had back to school supplies ready to go. first day of school, best of luck to all students, philadelphia schools start classes next week.
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if you've stepped outside, you've noticed the humidity is on the rise. there's a warning for the swimmers at the jersey and delaware beaches. sky6 live hd looking live at atlantic city this afternoon. you can see the beaches are populated it's a good day to be out there, but heads up rough surf from hurricane gaston. meteorologist david murphy is outside in the heat and giving us information about the rip current. >> reporter: i saw the person in the water, i hope they are staying near the lifeguards. remember the rule if you get caught in a rip current swim parallel to the beach most of us us looking at blue skies with cumulus fair weather clouds sweeping through. nothing major. it's a sun and clouds mix today. 89 degrees in philadelphia. the entire mid atlantic region especially over by the coast.
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88 degrees by central park in new york, 87 in washington. better in the upper elevations in western pennsylvania and western new york. dewpoints are high, cape may and dover are looking at dewpoints in the 70s which is oppressive humidity. at 68 sticky in philadelphia. you definitely feeling if you're walking or working in the sun. here's how it will go the rest of the way, 2:00 p.m., 90. we'll see a high of 92 at 3:00 p.m., 91 at 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., the upper 80s and sticky. so p.m. we're down to 78 -- at 10:00 p.m. we're down to 78. the humidity will drop off overnight. the shore has issues with the rip currents danger. water piling up onshore as it gets pushed in by the distant hurricane gallons ton, it rushes -- gaston, it rushes out and you get the rip current. if you try to swim against it, you will get into trouble.
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escape north or south along the coast. that's how you get out of it. when i step inside i'll tell you about a break in the temperatures, when it comes it will feel good. i'll have details on that and the tropic also coming up -- topics coming up. eagles coach gave us an update on carson wentz. peterson said carson wentz will most likely not play in the preseason finale at the linc if his injured rib doesn't heal. a scan found he is doing better, but not 100%. eagles open the regular season against the browns at home on september 11th. san francisco 49ers quarterback is standing firm on his refusal to stand for the national anthem. the nfl says he has the right to sit, but some are finding it offense irving.
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ryan smith is take a look at both sides. >> reporter: collin kaepernick getting ire from fans and other players. >> i'll continue to sit whistle that the flag represents what it is supposed to represent i'll stand. >> reporter: the quarterback with the rocket arm staying seated during the friday preseason game. telling the nfl network i'm not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a county that oppresses black people. >> i have experienced this, it's something that needs to be addressed. >> reporter: kaepernick said never refusing to honor the flag doesn't mean he is respecting the military. >> people are dieing in vein because they are not holding up their end of the bargain.
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>> reporter: 28-year-old frequentlily outspoken on civil rights issues online began his protest weeks earlier sitting during the anthem for the two previous games. after friday's game, outrage thousands flooded his twitter page with comments, victor cruz saying sitting down is not the right way to stand up. >> you have to stand up with your team and understand what's going on around the country is bigger than you. >> reporter: dallas maverick's other than said he didn't throw a bomb -- >> kaepernick said it's worth it to make a point. >> a lot of people are saying i respect you for what you're doing and what you're standing for. >> a big talker on social meade i wouldn't today. a day in court for the accused killers of a cousin of
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an nba star. a wildfire creeps closer to a famous national park out west. philadelphia cemetary where people are encouraged to have a picnic. 6abc loves the arts says it's all part of a makeover. we'll explain.
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working on steep hill sides and chopping down trees and searching for hot spots as they fight flames in wyoming. firefighters say the top priority is clearing a hey highway and protecting campgrounds and archeological sites. two brothers are in court to face charges of the cousin of dwyane wade. they are accused of killing nykea aldridge, the mother of four was shot while going to register her kids for school. alex perez has more on the suspect's past he is well-known
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to police. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after 3 time nba champion dwyane wade made this appeal to end gun violence. >> we can start a conversation and start to work today and stop it. >> reporter: his own cousin nykea aldridge gunned down on the chicago south side. now this morning, brothers, darwin and darren sorrell are in custody. >> these are the type of repeat gun offenders they don't care who they shoot. >> reporter: friday the mother of four heading home with a newborn baby after registering kids for school was struck by crossfire. wade immediately tweeting another act of senseless gun violence, four kids lost their mom for no reason, using the
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#enough is enough. >> life was cutting short by gunfire by two convicted felons who were out on parole. sunday the family tearful momently remembering their beloved. >> too soon. too soon she was taken away from us. >> reporter: the murder rate up a staggering 48% this year and police say 6,000 illegal guns have been recovered since january. that's more weapons than new york and los angeles combined. >> the system is broken. >> reporter: last month the newly signed chicago bull star took part in a moving speech. >> the endless gun violence in places like chicago and dallas and orlando, it has to stop. >> reporter: the newborn who was not injuried is with other --
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injured is with other family members. >> sky6 live hd showing you penns landing there. it's a hot one and humid, david murphy atlantic city the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, including a look at the latest heat wave when "action news" comes right back. the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said...
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rain caused floodwaters to rise in pittsburgh. four people had to be rescued. in one spot where it happened electronic warning gates didn't work. they were installed five years ago after four people died in that area in a flash flood. pittsburgh mayor is looking into the failure. check of the forecast, we're in another heat wave, but you said hang in there. >> reporter: hang in there, great big time relief coming. we don't have to wait that long for it. plus, the heat wave is not as bad as the last one.
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>> we've had a few to compare. >> reporter: this is number 6 we're into now. there's storm tracker 6 live taking a look outside south along broad street, say hello to my son every time we show that shot now, else actually living in the dorm the camera is sitting on top of. 89 degrees in philadelphia. the dewpoint 68. that 68 is well above the 60-degree threshhold for what we consider humid air. winds at 5 miles per hour. future tracker 6 shows you it will be a sunny day mixture of clouds and sun. every now and then fair-weather cumulus. the model does want to pop up a shower or sprinkle here or there. if you do see it you're in the minority by a good chunk and it won't last long. 92 in philadelphia. same thing in wilmington up close to 90 in trenton, allentown and reading and millville. down the shore, 84 in cape may,
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and in dover, delaware, and aerials like that. right now down the shore, 76 in the water. mid 80s on the beach. that sounds great, but again as you go down the coast through new jersey and delaware we have rough surf and moderate risk of rip currents women near the lifeguards, because of the hurricane out to sea. 2:00 p.m., 91. the high is 92. 89 by 6:00 p.m. later tonight by 10:00 p.m. we're in the 8 -- 70s and we're looking at the humidity dropping overnight tonight. gaston was a category 3 now it's a category 2. it's pushing the swell across the western atlantic and into the shoreline. be careful today and tomorrow as well. this tropical depression popped up over the weekend. you might have missed it.
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it's a couple of hundred miles away from cape hatteras and moving toward the coast. tropical depression 9 is moving toward cuba. as for this one it will come close to cape hatteras anded picked up by the cold front right in through here and shoved off the coast. it will keep the rip currents going. that will be passing us by wednesday into thursday night. there are the computer plot models on this one, they are in agreement. we have a high level of confidence with that one. the next storm to the south will become a tropical storm and curve to the issue and be an issue for the northern half of florida and southern tip of georgia sometime during the day on thursday, when you look at the model projections on this one, they are all over the place. we are going with the general idea, but other solutions are possible, we'll have to keep our eyes on that one.
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if they get names it will be hermine and ian. tomorrow we get a break in the humidity, wednesday it's hot animal humid again, 91. thursday we could get shower or thunderstorm. thursday is the transition day, lower humidity, high of 85 and beautiful on friday, saturday and sunday! great weather for the eagles game on thursday night. several open their schedule at link financial field that will be a good night. the wood landslide on the banks of the schuylkill expressway in west philadelphia it is an oasis of green in the city. a nonprofit is hosting a special event to celebrate the newly restored garden david murphy has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: woods landslide dates to 1788.
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build as a private estate was converted into a ceremony. >> we're an active cemetary and historic site and act as a park for the community. this spring they launched the grave garden project, they restored victorian styled tombstones with cradle gardens. on september 17, they are hosting garden fest to show off their work and restore more cradle graves next year. >> it's a great event and opportunity for the public and new visitors to come and explore the site. >> reporter: investors are encouraged to pack a spread an come picnic. there will be a handful of workshops. >> we'll have a natural dye workshop of things collected from the grounds. we're kind of a hidden gem right
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now we're trying to bring people to the site all the time and show them this significant place in philadelphia. >> the woodlands host garden fest on september 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. check it out it's on september 17. we have the link with details at 6abc.com/loves the arts.
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my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s. now there are. while uncommon, meningitis b can lead to death within 24 hours. trumenba is a vaccine for 10 through 25 year olds to help prevent group b meningococcal disease. trumenba should not be given if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose. most common side effects were injection-site pain, fatigue... headache, muscle pain, and chills.
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ask your doctor or pharmacist about all the risks and benefits of trumenba and tell them if you've received any other meningitis b vaccines. meningitis b can be spread by typical sharing like... a drink... a spoon... a kiss. it all started here... it might have been prevented with trumenba. ask your doctor or pharmacist about trumenba. forecast with meteorologist david murphy. >> reporter: satellite showing us there's lots of sun out there, a little bit of cloud cover most of it fair weather cumulus. it will be a hot one, 92 degrees, well back and forth 84. cool drinks if you're working outside. >> good advice, thank you. a look at what's coming up on
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"action news" at 4:00 p.m. historic church in west philadelphia ripped a part by a massive fire. we'll have reaction and the latest on the investigation coming up in a live report at 4:00 p.m. plus it's a trend that keeps growing, more and more millennials are moving back in with their parents. it's happening in record numbers. we'll look at what's behind the move back home. hi, guys, we're back. >> that's it for "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for rick williams, sarah bloomquist, david murphy and the entire "action news" team, i'm alicia vitarelli. have a great day!
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