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point. and fire destroys an historic church in philadelphia. but the big story on "action news tonight is breaking news in egg harbor township new jersey where one certain dead and four others are injured following a shooting there. police are investigate investigating two scenes in connection with the shooting outside of a wawa an suv is riddled with bullets and nearby on the garden state parkway police surround a car on the side of the road there. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live in egg harbor township where police are working together to piece together exactly what happened. dann. >> reporter: rick, police say it's too early to tell if this was a road rage incident on the garden state parkway but whatever the case, it was a very violent exchange of gunfire. as you can see this ford suv behind me all shot up. i countered at least nine bullet holes and that's not countering those on the windshield and windows shot out. a rear tire also shot out. the driver managed to drive into the wawa parking lot on
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till ton road on the back rim leaving a visible line on the pavement. the wawa parking lot was filled with ambulances transporting the victims to area hospitals including atlantic city. new jersey state police report that five people were shot, one killed and the gunfire that apparently can be traced to the garden state parkway. a person was found shot in a vehicle on the parkway northbound not far from here. investigators are combing through both crime scenes. this has startled residents react to go what they are seeing. >> it's crazy. i've never -- it's sad. it's sad to even look at it it's sad. it's unbelievable. i never seen nothing like this. >> don't think it happens nur neighborhood until it happens. like something you see in the movies. it can happen in your backyard tomorrow. >> to ride on that rim like that they must have been desperate to get out of there. >> reporter: now, again, state police say five people shot, one killed in a hail of bullets that ended with one of
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the vehicles badly shot up driving here to a wawa parking lot near the garden state parkway. four people hospitalized. their conditions unknown at this moment. and again, state police say it is too earl to tell if this violence was the result of a road rage incident on the garden state parkway. we'll have more on this developing story on for now live here in egg harbor township, new jersey, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, dann thank you. a four alarm fire destroyed an old church in philadelphia's overbrook section. the flames ripped through the century old church this morning here on the 6400 block of lansdowne avenue. and now five different congregations will have to find a new place to worship. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live at the scene with the very latest. jeanette. >> reporter: well, rick, it was an exhausting day for firefighters and an emotional one for parishioners. i want to step out of the way and give you a live look at what's going on right now. you can see right through this church all of the windows busted out and then there was
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a fire hose running just now. firefighters say flames moved quickly throughout the church but they had no choice to evacuated and simply contain the flames. parishioners and residents watch in shock and some cried as this 100 year old gang thick style church a staple in the community became he engulfed in flames with smoke that darkened plow skies. >> it was bad. it was blazing. shooting out all sides of them windows. >> reporter: the blaze broke out about 9 o'clock at good shepherd off of lansdowne road. two people were inside including richard clem who was showering on the third floor. both got out safely. >> i couldn't breathe. i was crawling down the hallway. you know, i didn't think i was going to make it out for a second but thank god for these guys. they took me down a ladder and got me out. >> reporter: 120 firefighters responded to the four alarm fire. this incredible video from an
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"action news" viewer shows what they were up against. deputy commissioner robert corrigan says way fast moving fire and homes nearby a new strategy was needed. >> at that point we knew that everybody was out of the building and our primary focus was to protect the houses behind the church. >> reporter: five congregations represent out the space to worship each weekend. now all that's left is a charred frame where the steeple once was an gutted building. >> this is a does he have station. it's a devastation to me, my congregation and all the people who are stakeholders. >> pray for us as a church family and the community 'cause that's where we worship. >> reporter: and coming back out live to us i want to give you another look at what's left of this church, really just a shell of it. now, as far as what may have caused this fire, that's still under investigation. all officials know right now
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is that the fire started in the basement. but really parishioners said over and over again the good news is no one was injured. reporting live in overbrook, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." rick. >> jeanette thank you. we have ongoing coverage of the church fire right now on our 6abc app. there you can find the latest photos and videos from the scene also updates from our "action news" team on social media. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. there is a risk for rip currents over the next few days at the jersey shore. taking a live look at the beach in atlantic city where many are opting to stay out of the ocean tonight. tropical systems churning in the atlantic are causing bigger waves and that increased risk for rip currents. "action news" meteorologist adam joseph is live at the "action news" big board with more details from accuweather. adam. >> yeah, it is a tropical trio. we have trouble not only in the atlantic but also in the gulf of mexico. we have tropical depression number nine, number eight off of the carolinas and hurricane gaston just to the east of
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bermuda. we're going to focus our attention for the next several days on the two systems in the atlantic. over the next three days both of these systems are going to curve away from the u.s. coastline so we're not looking at landfall from gaston or if tropical depression number eight which is expected to be a tropical storm shortly. winds right now 35 miles an hour. that system gaston 105 miles an hour. that not making landfall but sending large waves against the u.s. coastline here with both systems so storm tracker6 live double scan not own dollar we look at the satellite and radar but we look at the wave heights underneath gaston right near the center 30-foot swells but as they propagate towards the shore line of course they weaken. seeing about three to 5-foot swells along our coastline and tropical depression number eight also adding to those swells so that is the concern as we go through the rest of this week and even into the upcoming labor day weekend.
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all that water that piles up along the shore, what piles up must pull back out and that's what creates some of these rip currents. if you are ever to be caught in a rip current you let it take you out and you want to fight it but don't fight it let it take you out because it eventually will ease and then you can escape to the left or to the right and ride the waves in but the biggest thing you want to do only swim where the beaches are guarded of course. rick, when i come back we'll talk about the other system in the gulf that could play a part indirectly with our weather as we go into the labor day weekend in that seven day coming up in a little bit. >> adam we'll check back in later. thank you. of course check back with for the updated hourly forecast and realtime views of any changes from storm tracker6 live. follow our meteorologists on facebook and twitter, also a great way to stay connected. in other news a new proposal introduced today aims to help new jersey communities prepare for big storms. senate president steve sweeney introduced a bill in the state legislature that calls for a
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new program to distribute millions of dollars in state disaster funding to new jersey's 21 counties. sweeney introduced the measure nearly four years after superstorm sandy hammered the region. the girlfriend of philadelphia district attorney seth williams is charged with slashing tires on the security vehicles that were parked outside his home. tonight we're learning the crime wasn't initially reported. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live in center city in front of the d.a.'s office with all the details. chad. >> reporter: yeah, her name is stacy cummings and yesterday she turned herself in to face the vandalism charges. what we want to know is there there are a lot of questions regarding this case chief among them when did seth williams know about his girlfriend's involvement and two, why did it take zonk so long for her to be charged. sources say initially the district attorney's office handled the investigation into the vandalized vehicles. seth williams sea security detail needed an incident report in order for the city
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to repay the 850 repairs needed. sources say the d.a. office filed a report 12 days after the alleged crime but still retained control of the investigation. that investigation stalled until august 10th, 9 months after the alleged crime when the attorney for seth williams' girlfriend stacy cummings went to the d.a.'s office claiming to have information about the crime. the case was referred to the delaware county d.a. office and two weeks later court documents reveal cummings confessed to detectives in the southwest detective division of philadelphia police. the detective division that should have handled the case from the beginning since the alleged crime happened in overbrook. cummings did not go into detail about motive. >> levers you wondering there's some blurring of the personal and the professional in this instance that seems a little troubling. >> reporter: david thornburgh is the ceo of the committee of 70 a political watchdog group.
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he calls the vandalism case the latest setback for williams. on the same day cummings went to the d.a. office with her information august 10th williams went public and declared he if i would report $160,000 on his financial disclosure form including $45,000 for this new roof and other work on his home. >> we all have friends that do favors for us. you buy us a beer take you out for a birthday dinner or what have you but when the gifts are of that level, a $45,000 roof work you have to wonder what exactly is going on here, what's on the other end of that transaction. >> reporter: and williams' spokesperson and his attorney so far have had no comment. i'm live in center city, chad pradelli channel6 "action news. rick. >> all right, chad, thank you. the reward to find and convict the killer of eight-year-old gabrielle carter has grown to $76,000 tonight. this has family members announce she will be laid to rest on saturday. the 11:00 a.m. service at faith holy temple church of
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god in christ on river road in camden will be opened to the public. gabrielle was playing on a neighbor's porch last wednesday evening when a gun battle broke outs nearby. a bullet struck her in the head and she died at the hospital two days later. the victim involved in a hit and run last week in wilmington, delaware, has died. police say 31-year-old brian james was trapped inside his car after an suv slammed into him on pennsylvania avenue and broom streets last sunday. james was that rushed to christiana hospital where he died on wednesday. friends and family members have set up a roadside memorial for james near the accident site. police say charges are pending against the driver of the suv who ran away from the scene. police in delaware county are looking for three men who robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint this morning. happened at the springfield pharmacy on baltimore pike. police say two of the men robbed the place while staying in touch with the driver in a cab waiting outside. investigators found the cab abandoned on south chester road. the suspects got away with
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drugs and money. still to come on "action news," monday night, a woman in need of a kidney transplant has a site to ask for nepp a rather unique way starting to get the attention of residents in delaware county. also it was back to school for thousands of kids across the state area today. we will check in with them. adam. >> cold front is presently passing through so it's going to end our heat wave and it's also pulling in drier air from the north so we could say goodbye to the muggies temporarily. we'll talk about it in the seven-day forecast. >> all right adam. eagles rookie quarterback carson wentz will not be playing in thursday's game against the jets. jaime apody has details in sports when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> a social media post is getting attention for a delaware county nominee of a kidney. jacqueline heiden of media has needed a transplant since 2014. she is on dialysis and a a waiting list but her o positive blood makes finding a match a challenge. they put daughter needs kidney on family vehicle. jaime apody saw the post saturday flight on a blog and she shared it on facebook. >> amazing. i've gotten calls and i'm responding as fast as i can. >> so far no match but heiden's story will be posted on and we wish her the very best of luck. some high school freshmen got a special greeting as they walked into school this morning in wilmington, delaware. governor jack markell stood outside of a.i. dupont high
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>> time for sports. jamie is in for ducis and you have some news about the eagles final preseason became. >> mick missanelli that had this conversation. the debate didn't matter. went is -- wentz will not play thursday against the jets. he can practice but one of his two fractured ribs is only 60 percent healed. >> there's a lot of things. i'm young in my career. it's a marathon so i'm trying not to get too down about it and take it one day at a time. >> the situation where it is right now with sam and chase and then him obviously going
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into the season as the third, you know, it doesn't concern me as much right now. >> it's frustrating. as all injuries are. i was obviously hoping to get out there one more time in the preseason but it kind of is what it is and i'm going to still try and learn as much as i can and get ready for cleveland. >> jordan matthews back at practice for the first time since the beginning of training camp after he suffered a bone bruise and missed first three preseason games. preston and nelson agholor responsible for sam bradford interception. >> you're never going to be perfect. i challenge them the other night to be great. >> interesting development out there. undrafted rookie linebacker mike tavarres said
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he would stand by colin kaepernick and sit during the national anthem this week. within the last hour he changed his mind. fleece starting a series with the nationals. aj ellis will see his new home for the first time after 13 seasons in l.a. ellis traded in exchange for carlos ruiz. he won the game for the phillies last night with a tie breaking double. >> great day to be on the fields with my teammates and get a win. got to know the guys more on the ride down from new york. getting acclimated with the new clubhouse and all the support staff. everybody has treated me so well so kindly. can't say enough about how smooth the transition has been for me. >> got to be weird for him. he cried when he heard that he was traded. they're in the middle of a pennant race and swapping catchers. good to have him here. >> quick break. meteorologist adam joseph has your accuweather forecast when we come right back. stay with us.
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>> met eorologist adam joseph is here with a close are look at that hot and humid forecast. we're almost done with august. >> i'm ready to say goodbye. >> september is looking pretty good. >> september is looking really nice all of a sudden with the hot andre iguodala -- hottest august in philadelphia's history almost to an end. there's a wind shift not much in the way of cloud cover but a whole lot of heat the last four days. another heat wave four days long 93 friday, 93 saturday, 90 yesterday, 93 today. we've had i think it's now 18 or so days of 90 or above this month.
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the normal 84 degrees and it's going to feel really nice when we hit that normal or just below by the end of the week. right now it's 92 in philadelphia, 92 in wilmington. the heat index was up early on in the day in the mid and upper 90's in many locations but that humidity is starting to drop. 86 right now allentown, 87 in millville. beach haven right now cape may both coming in in the lower 80's. satellite and radar again you wouldn't be able to tell that a front has slipped through philadelphia. a few high clouds at times but most of the energy in new england racing off the coast of boston and cape cod presently. then there's a second front we're tracking over the great lakes. tomorrow high pressure comes in which means sunshine will stick around. it will be a little bit cooler so to speak, 89 degrees but you'll notice the drop in humidity tonight and throughout your tuesday. that high falls apart. a cold front approaches from the north bringing haze heat and humidity again ahead of it on wednesday, 91 degrees. this front will bring clouds
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and some rain wednesday night into early on thursday and it will also kick away what should become a tropical storm off of the carolinas so that will come up the coast it will move out to sea but it is again together to bring some rough surf as well as rip current risk with that system. in addition we're tracking tropical depression number nine right now moving to the northwest at 6 miles an hour emerging into a very warm gulf of mexico. this will curve and move possibly into the northern part making landfall on thursday of florida as a tropical storm of winds of around 65 miles an hour. then it moves south of myrtle beach off cape hatteras. by that time it will be well off of our coastline but that will be around saturday bringing more swells and more rip current risks as we go into the holiday weekend. so, a moderate to a high risk will continue not only this week but into the weekend, waves between three and 5 feet. not only are the rip currents a risk but the breakers. they can be very strong as
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they push in and they can cause injury themselves if they knock you down or you hit your head on the sand. so one thing you want to pay attention to is when you're leaving the water don't keep your back to the water see what's coming and also swim on guarded beaches this time of year. many students head back to school and many of the beaches are not guarded. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast 89 less humid tomorrow sun and clouds. hot more sticky again wednesday of 91. some showers wednesday night early on thursday returning sun in the afternoon of 85 degrees. and a september beauty to round out the week on friday of 80 degrees and still pleasant with low humidity saturday of 81. and then sunday into labor day itself pretty average middle 80's staying dry so the weather is going to be perfect as we go into the end of the unofficial end i should say to the summer season. >> hello september. all right. thank you adam. finally tonight delaware leaders recognized a piece of state history this afternoon in mill town. the action cam was there as an
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historical marker was dedicated as what is now the delcastle golf course. many decades ago it was called the delcastle prison farm where inmates could learn farming skills to help them get jobs upon their release. the prison farm closed closed in 19 skater. now the golf course is one of the most popular in new castle county. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next here on channel6. "action news" continues at 10 o'clock on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan ducis rodgers jaime apody jim gardner the entire -- you thought i forgot you, jim gardner and the entire "action news" team have a nice evening. hope to see you tonight at 11:00. >> ♪
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breaking news tonight. we're learning of the death of gene wilder. the passing of a comic legend. tonight, hollywood's biggest names celebrating his life as we learn new details about his final moments. also, the race for 2016. hillary clinton's top aide, huma abedin, separating from her husband, congressman anthony weiner, after his new sexting scandal. why donald trump calls this a risk to national security. shooting scare. the false report that had thousands of passengers ducking for cover at lax. running from the terminals and onto the tarmac. what really started the panic. tropical threats closing in. the dangerous weather we're tracking. plus, the system building steam as it moves into the gulf. and grounded. two pilots pulled


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