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the big story on "action news" is the threat of severe weather over the weekend. we now have tropical storm hermine and that could bring rain and flooding. lets get to adam joseph for the latest on the track of the storm. >> reporter: the track shifts overnight with the latest model indications so again it's not a definite for the upcoming weekend but something that is looking is more pessimistic pushing forward. as we look at tropical storm hermine, the center here is over the central and southern gulf of mexico. about 300 or so miles south-southwest of tampa, florida. the thunderstorms are blossoming and wrapping itself around and creating a center of the storm. winds sustained at 45 miles per hour.
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expected to make landfall somewhere between apalachicola and cedar key. there are storm warnings in effect now and even on the east side in jacksonville florida. there are storm watches in effect for thursday into friday morning. again 350 miles south-southwest of tampa, florida. it's crawling to the north-northeast at 7 miles per hour. as we track hermine, around apalachicola at 2:00 a.m. wins of 70 miles per hour at this point not thinking it's a hurricane when it makes landfall, but a tropical storm. and unlike yesterday the track was well off the coast, now it pulls itself inland over the carolinas and virginias and then emerges off somewhere off cape may or stone harbor or avalon into sun afternoon with heavy rainfall. as we look at the latest and get closer to the weekend, the
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models will get a handle on this, and the key points the track is shifting west and rides up the east coast and possible heavy rain and wind at the shore and coastal flooding and beach erosion. we'll talk about this and the end to heat wave 6 with storms tonight. as we get closer to the holiday weekend, 6abc.com/weather has you covered. there you can find the weather updates including the seven-day forecast, be sure to interact with our team of meteorologists on facebook and twitter. in other news, philadelphia police are searching for the hit and run driver who struck and kill a motorcyclist. it happened early this morning in the city's felonville section, the driver took off but left a clue behind the very vehicle used in the crime. jeanette reyes is live in brewery town where police update the the media on their investigation. >> reporter: just under an hour ago police officially released the i.d. of the victim in this
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hit and run. he is raul perez and 58 years old. as far as this suspect, they are not jumping to conclusions yet encouraging him to come forward and share his side of the story. >> we have a person of interest. we have identified and right now that is what we want to do, get the message out to them to come in and give their side of the story. >> there are still many unanswered questions regarding last night's horrific hit and run that killed raul perez. it happened at whitaker avenue at loudoun street. he was thrown 30 feet by a 2000 gmc yucon. the victim was taken to einstein medical center and was pronounced dead. >> he had massive head trauma. >> it pains a disturbing picture
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where a cold-hearted suspect flees the scene and tries to toss out any evidence. he gets out here and take a glance at the damage to the front of the suv and then dumps the vehicle. >> the police officer did a good job on this following a fluid trail for five blocks to fine this vehicle. >> police arrived 30 minute later to fine the suv with no license plate and the owner has been cleared and police say the vehicle was not stolen and they have a piece of advise for him. >> come and give us what happened their side of the story also. >> this suv left behind was very helpful in times of this investigation and evidence that police have been able to find. they hope this person comes forward but they are confident they will make an arrest soon. jeanette reyes, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you.
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philadelphia police are searching for the gunman that shot a man three times in kensington early this morning. the victim was riding a bicycle on the 300 block, when someone opened fire hitting him three time in the back, he was rushed to the hospital and two men wearing dark clothing were seen fleeing the scene. philadelphia police are looking for a burglar who was very busy. he has broken into businesses ain church where he took money from the donation boxes near the alter. chad pradelli is live with more. >> reporter: rick, this is the our lady of calvary church broken into on august 21st at around 8:00 a.m. the suspect tried not once but twice to get insood side. >> the suspect taking off his sweatshirt and tries to break the glass, he broke the stain glass window and then proceeds to this door.
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which didn't have a camera on it. and then after using the pot to smash the now repaired glass breaks a donation box off the wall and breaks into another one and making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. >> he hits stores along the business corridors up in the northeast. >> police believe that the suspect may be responsible for seven break-ins all were commercial establishments from k kfc to pizza hut to another church. here is video from the other burglaries. >> i feel it's terrible that people would think so little of the church. >> i feel sorry for the man that did it. if he needs it that badly, but i feel more sorry for the people that lost out on the money put in the poor box. >> that was the reaction of parishioners, police want you to take a close look at the suspect. so he can be captured before he strikes again. >> has a bandage on his arm and
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leg, i hope someone recognizes that. two different places and we hope that someone does the right thing and call its in and gives us the tip. police estimate that the suspect got away with roughly $1,000 from all the burglaries. live in northeast philadelphia, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. investigators are searching for the cause a fire at an apartment building in center city today. it broke out after 11:00 this morning at the building on south 31st street. it started in the basement and firefighters got in under control in 20 minutes. nobody was injured. democratic vice president candidate, tim kaine, made a visit to the lehigh valley today and spoke to 700 people at the hanover township community center in bethlehem. walter perez was there and joins us live with all the details. >> reporter: hi rick, analysts
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say that winning pennsylvania is critical to winning the white house that is why both camps are campaigning and advertising so much in this region. >> tim kaine's trip to the region began with a stop at the hispanic center in the lehigh valley in bethlehem and spoke in front of 200 p.m. at a rally at the hanover township community center. he said donald trump has not been trance parents including his financial dealings and ties to foreign governments. and accusations of hillary clinton being in poor health are false. >> i just got added to this ticket and i can't keep up with hillary clinton, she is a tough, strong and healthy leader. >> kaine said that voters should be outs raged that donald trump has yet to release his tax information. >> he know he is not involved in
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hundreds of lawsuits but thousands of lawsuits, it seems to me that would create more urgency to look at his tax returns. >> and the stop was kaine's third event, in the lehigh valley and that serves how important the keystone state is to both campaigns. >> it reads in part, do pennsylvanians want open borders and amnesty and same old politicians running the white house or elect a proven business leader that will enforce immigration laws and bring back jobs. kaine admits pennsylvania is tough to win but is optimistic. >> i have run eight races and won eight races and i ain't going to lose this one. >> kaine made stops in eerie and lancaster, meanwhile election day is less than 10 weeks away.
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reporting live from hanover township. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia's newest champions got a celebration at city hall, the confetti is flying at the courtyard for the philadelphia soul. the 2016 arena league championship. the second title in 11 years and the last one was the year the phillies clinched the world series. the town takes pride in their sports team and hopes that it spills over to the other teams. coming up building a better tomato. how researchers in new jersey are recreating a variety popular in the 1930s and meet the newest resident of the philadelphia zoo. already one of the zoo's most popular attractions. and coming to sports a big get for philadelphia.
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we have breaking news to report from burlington county, new jersey, where marine units are looking for a missing swimmer at this hour. this is in new jersey, and one marine unit is scouring the area looking for a swimmer missing since early this evening? >> the initial report is made by a friend of the swimmer. and informing the authorities he lost sight of his friend and has not heard or seen him since. this is where the river meets the rancocas creek.
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again in burlington county, new jersey. there is a police helicopter also looking for the missing swimmer. we don't know the person's identify but we are following the story for you. i search is underway at this hour. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available us to this evening. it sounds like a possible quest making the new jersey tomato better than it is. researchers at rutgers are do just that, bringing back a tomato popular more than 80 years ago. nora muchanic has the story f ym morristown. >> in the garden state we love our tomatoes. >> they are sweet and firm and you condition beat them. >> and trying to make and even better tomato. they continue to test the rutgers 250, the remake of a
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juicy tomato from almost a century ago. >> with the jersey 250 we want the disease resist ants and the yield but we want flavor. >> when the rutgers variety was introduced in 1934, it was credited a break through because of the taste. they got old seeds and cross bread them with newer varieties and designed a tomato designed for flavor and interior quality. >> the outside and inside is nice and red. >> ray samuelist measured the tomatoes he grew this year in moores town. and expects them for cracks and blemishes, word of the 250 is spreading to farmer, including in springfield. he will harvest his first crop in the next few weeks. >> they come here for yearsy fresh and that is what we have to give them. if rutgers gives us a new tomato
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to blow the competition out of the water we have to have it. >> for homeowners and small scale farmers they will do well. >> because it's all about the taste. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." seven hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions. tax breaks for them. campaign contributions for him. pat toomey. he's helping big oil polluters and millionaires. not the rest of us. lcv victory fund is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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time for sports and the eagles have one more preseason game and then it's for real. >> the game coming up against the cleveland browns:you may need a roster to identified the players. but it's an important contest. many backups are trying to make the football team and veterans have advice for theion guys. >> you don't need to make it more than it is. it's still just fundamental football. go out there and have fun, you know what i'm saying, don't take anybody else's expectations and make them your own. >> have you to relax.
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you were playing this game since you were young, it doesn't change from the time growing to the time now. as long as you have fun with the game you love, everything else will fall in place. >> next year's nfl draft is coming to philadelphia. the city and the league have called a news conference for tomorrow afternoon to make the formal announcement. the odd thing, the eagles don't have a first round draft pick next season, they traded it away to get carson wentz. the phillies and gnats meet again tonight. the bright spot was the ryan howard homer in the seventh, manager pete mcconon is happy for ryan. >> it's impressive to hit the 20 home runs after not hitting well in the early season and sat down sparingly and he continued working and did not put his head
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down and mope about it, he kept doing his job and waited for another opportunity and is taking advantage of it. >> soon the flyers will begin their 50th season in the nhl. they deserve something special like new uniforms. claude giroux was willing to be today as fashion model. we are two days away from the temple season opener, under the lights again army, a 10-4 and last year was nice but the owls want more. we heard matt rule's concerns about army's offense, he has respect for the defense as well. >> defensively they present a lot of problems, their three-four defense is something we don't see, and don't practice all season and try to get ready for it in the first game and love to blitz and come from all over, it's imperative to us not to have negative plays and stay on the field and keep the
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dangerous offense option off the field. temple fans listen un, we have the owls covered. temple football play book will air every saturday morning here on 6 abc at 9:40, matt rule joins us every week and this saturday live in studio to recap the army game and preview the upcoming match-up. >> it's that time of year. thank you ducis. quick break and adam joseph has the latest on how the tropical storm will impact your holiday weekend. today, guns can be bought over the internet, or at a weekend gun show. and if the wrong people get a gun... we know what can happen. pat toomey put our safety ahead of partisan politics. toomey crossed party lines twice, first to support background checks, and now to stop gun sales to suspects on the terror watch list.
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he's making it up. of course, anyone who commits a violent crime needs to be prosecuted -- and put behind bars. narrator: katie mcginty will keep us safe -- more police on the streets, better training and equipment, and take on the gun lobby for gun safety laws. katie: i'm the daughter of a police officer, and the mother of three. i'll stand with law enforcement to fight crime, and protect our families. i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message. adam joseph is here now with the latest on what could be the
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latest on a weekend. >> good changes and bad changes. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan the front approaches from the west and we see thunderstorms and showers approaching some are sitting lancaster county over 100 in the general vicinity 222 approaching coatesville and as the storms fire up heading to the east and falling apart. just light showers now along route 30 into malvern and paoli, and fleet wood with the front coming in that will ignite thunderstorms later tonight and early tomorrow morning. philadelphia topping off at 90 today. 88 in trenton and 85 in wilmington sea breeze at the shore in the upper 70s to low 80s as we say good-bye to the month of august. which was the hot of the month in philadelphia's history for
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august. as we look at satellite and radar the front to the north will push the heat and humidity away and as you can see there is no definitive line or squall line we are tracking with storms and downpours, they are broken in nature at 11:00 and they are hit or miss and a few around. briefly in the overnight hours with a rumble of thunder or two. it heads off tomorrow at 7:30 and lingering clouds and there is still instability in the atmosphere thursday afternoon and it's not a washout but watch in the afternoon for downpours and thunderstorms to develop especially south and east. where the front will be sitting and the humid air is still pushing off the coast. all right we are talking about tropical storm hermine. i showed you the track at the top of the newscast. we look at a river of air 13,000 feet in the atmosphere that steers our systems. friday morning the energy of
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hermine makes landfall in the panhandle of florida. this is a trough that tries to kick hermine out if it slowed down but now it looks to go to quickly and picks up hermine and it comes up the eastern seaboard. saturday at sock when the energy starts to arrive in the second half of the weekend. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 84 tomorrow and showers at times and late sun developing with dropping humidity and friday is a beautiful day, lots of sun and clouds and 82 degrees, clouds build quickly saturday ahead of the track of hermine and saturday night sunday into sunday night that is when we could see the heaviest rain and coastal flooding and temperatures in the 70s with gradual clearing on labor day itself and beyond that it turns hot and humid and tuesday and wednesday with temperatures of
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90 degrees. i'll have an update with the latest track at 11:00. >> thank you. finally tonight we get our first look at the newest and hands down the most adorable member of the philadelphia zoo. this baby was born to honey. officials don't know if the baby is a boy or girl and once they figure it out the public will be asked to help choose a name. abc world news tonight is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 tonight on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, meteorologist, adam joseph and ducis rogers and join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for jim gardner, cecily tynan and the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams, we'll see you tonight at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight. donald trump's surprise trip to mexico. the high-stakes gamble. traveling south of the border. meeting with mexico's president. the gop nominee standing by building a wall, but what about mexico footing the bill? >> is there any chance mexico pays for the wall? >> what trump said, coming up. state of emergency. florida's gulf coast on alert. the tropical storm on the move tonight. and in the pacific, bracing for impact. families boarding up, closing schools, as two hurricanes target hawaii. breaking news. midair collision. the search for survivors after two planes crash into each other. plus, dangerous turbulence injuring a dozen. tonight, we'll take you inside this rough ride. and, alzheimer's breakthrough?

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