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better. heat wave number seven it is official three days of 90 or better consecutively started wednesday 91, 95 yesterday, so far today 94 degrees which ties the old record from 1884. it's been some time since on this date we were this hot. 97 is what it feels like though he in philadelphia. the same for trenton and wilmington, 102 in millville, 100 at the atlantic city airport even on the sand in beach haven and cape may in the low and mid 90's, lehigh valley upper 90's here this afternoon. a lot of clouds this morning. that kept us really warm last night and again, some of those high clouds drifting around this afternoon. any showers are at this point north of the lehigh valley. there could be a scattered downpour or thunderstorm up towards allentown this evening but for philadelphia and the bruce springsteen concert the second one this week 90 at 7 o'clock and still in the mid 80's at 11 o'clock. feeling over 90 still at 11:00 so very uncomfortable down at the bank and the heat advisory
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has been expanded and in real estate and extended in time. remains in effect until 7 o'clock in all locations except the immediate shore line where once again tomorrow it will feel over 100 degrees. we'll talk about that big change the break in the heat and the humidity and sharrie there are 70's for highs have that in that seven-day forecast. that should cool you down temporarily to think about it. >> can't wait to see what day that will be. adam thank you. jeanette reyes continues our team coverage on this friday. jeanette has been outside most of the day live in rittenhouse square. hi, jeanette. >> reporter: hi, sharrie. a lot of people were getting ready for some cooler temperatures but 33 got tricked. of course it is scorching out at a. we he got lit with feels-like temperatures in the triple digits. it was too hot for kids to stay in school. if you're looking for relief from this scorching hot summer let's say today didn't go as
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expected at least not for runner joanna training for a marathon in chicago on. >> this whole summer has been really hard. getting into september i thought i would be in a happy place as a runnerrism personal train are jason wild says it's nothing your body can't handle but only if you're smart about it. >> i love it. the heat make sure you drink a gallon of water every day keep yourself healthy and electrolytes. >> reporter: across the river look many school districts the camden city school district determined that the heat was too much to handle for its 7500 students. all 20 schools had a 1 o'clock early dismissal today only a handful of them have central air. >> and they may have air conditioning units but they are not always able in this type of heat to really keep up. >> reporter: we caught up with tashonda gonzalez at cooper point school. what are the kids going to do when they get home. >> probably drive me crazy. >> reporter: the kids couldn't wait to get an early
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start to their weekend just four days into the school year. what are you doing. >> going home. >> reporter: are you -- how do you feel about that? >> happy. >> reporter: away from the air conditioning, rittenhouse square was buzzing with runners, shoppers and dog walkers like lauren butler. she says the weather is miserable but good for business. >> a lot of times people are like i want to stay inside so can you come walk my dog. yes. it's really busy in the summer. >> i can't believe it's still hot out here. i'm hoping for some cooler weather. >> reporter: now, we all know how it goes. in just a matter of months we'll be complaining about how cold it is outside so i think you'll regret not coming out and at least enjoying a few minutes outside one thing you'll want to have in happened is a bottle of water, maybe a few bottles water and try to enjoy it while it's here. reporting live in rittenhouse square, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> all right, stay cool jeanette. thank you. and stay with through your weekend as extreme heat pushes
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through. storm tracker6 will show pop-up storms the minute they form and use facebook and twitter to follow our meteorologists and share your weather pics where you are. >> breaking news out of bucks county where police are searching for a bank robber. investigators are near the first thanks in bank and trust of newtown on the 200 block of south bellevue avenue in langhorne. now they say just after 1 o'clock this afternoon a man here walked into the bank showed the teller a gun and then left with an unknown amount of cash. a witness told police the dye pack did explode but the suspect was still able to escape. we have now learned the name of the off duty officer accused of shooting his own son. police say officer dorian young a 24 year veteran of the force got into an altercation with his 19-year-old son on monday. during the fight at his home on taunton street police say officer young fired his personal gun twice hitting his son in the abdomen and the back. his son is still in critical
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condition today. officer young is on a restricted duty. it's not clear at this point if the shooting was accidental. >> this sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the september 11th terror attacks. and all across our area solemn ceremonies remembering those we lost and honoring the heroes that continue to make us proud are happening everywhere. this morning in media they held the annual delaware county september 11th memorial service. >> at the ceremony a group of police officers were given the district attorney's office order of merit for their heroic actions in the line of duty. that includes folcroft police officer christopher dorman. he was shot seven times in late june and he returns to duty at 4:30 this afternoon in just about a half hour. he told "action news" that after countless therapies and time spent in the hospital, he
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now feels awesome 100 percent. >> i'm glad it's finally here. i'm ready to get back on with the normal routine and get back to work and do what i like doing. >> and feeling 100 percent he tells us. he tells us as well that the support has been overwhelming and to be honored in the 9/11 ceremony means the world especially because he says he knows firsthand just how dangerous being a first responder can be. and also happening today, another solemn ceremony in wilmington this morning. 585 cadets at the delaware military academy honored those who died by laying a wreath. >> ♪ >> delaware governor jack mark dell spoke at the remembrance service commending the students for carrying on the tradition. hundreds of cadets lined up to salute the flag and to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. the delaware military academy is the largest navy ng rotc charter school in the nation. they say they feel it's extremely important to
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remember this tragic event in american history this year and always. and on sunday, on 9/11, vice president joe biden will be commemorating the 15th anniversary right here in philadelphia standing alongside first responders in a special pregame ceremony for the eagles season opener here at home at lincoln financial field. brian. >> all right, alicia, thank you. now to the campaign trail today. as the presidential candidates work to highlight their national security credentials. a live look as republican donald trump talks at the 11th annual values voters summit in washington but his comments made elsewhere by trump that are causing even some of his supporters to wins at a. karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon russia is becoming a sen at a figure in this election and donald trump's lavish praise for vladimir putin is putting republicans in a tough spot but it's also giving hillary clinton opening to at track trump for his experience and judgment.
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another bizarre twist in an unpredictable campaign. donald trump and his relationship with russia. first these comments about vladimir putin on nbc. >> if he says great things about me i'm going to say great things about m he's been a leaderrerrism hillary clinton pounced. >> even taking the astonishing step of suggesting he prefers the russian president to our american president. it is scary. it is dangerous. >> reporter: trump following up his praise for putin with a stunning appearance on rt the kremlin backed television network essentially mouthpiece of the russian government. speaking to larry king trump brushed off the suggestion that russia is trying to influence the u.s. election. >> i think it's probably unlikely. i think maybe -- maybe the democrats are putting that out. who knows. >> reporter: the republican nominee's cozying up to russia is causing headaches for party p leaders. house speaker paul ryan saying flat out putin's an aggressor.
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>> putin is violating the sovereignty neighboring countries. it's certainly appears that he is conducting in state sponsored cyber attacks on what appears to be our political system. >> reporter: tim kaine blasted trump this morning on cbs. >> you wouldn't get out of a fifth grade civics exam if you don't understand the difference between dictatorship and leadership. >> reporter: donald trump's campaign says he did the interviews thinking it was for his friend larry king's podcast and that he didn't know it would end up on russian television. reporting from washington, karen travers channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, karen, thank you. it is time for first check of the "action news" traffic report at a. >> let's go live to autumn marisa in for matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi autumn. >> hi, sharrie and brian. we'll start on the schuylkill expressway. here we are right at the 59 sign. you can see taking about 33 minutes now in those eastbound lanes. a lot of entertainment tonight in the city of philadelphia. we have the bruce concert the adele concert.
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that's going to slow things down on those eastbound lanes of the schuylkill. taking a look at the big picture you can see what i mean. speeds dropping down into the single digits on the schuylkill expressway. you can see 14 miles per hour on the blue route. that's not a great option if you're wandering to head down to -- wandering to head down to those delaware beaches. moving along showing you a few of our incidents right now. pennsylvania turnpike eastbound at the northeast extension we have an accident to report to you also the westbound lanes of the turnpike there are nice and slow. and we he do have a fatality. if you are heading to point pleasant or seaside heights please keep this in mind. road closures and of course police and big delays in the area on 195 eastbound approaching 537. so he again that's out there with some serious delays. taking a look at another big delay 95, this is southbound through our construction zone in cottman. you can see southbound delays taking you about a half hour right now. northbound not looking too badly. moving right along and showing you what it's looking like if you're heading down towards
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the shore points you can see southbound on 42 looking nice and clear right now. so certainly a good ride there at this point in time. going outside taking a live look at the ben franklin bridge you can see it's really nice and clear in both directions. we did clear up that construction on the walt whitman. we'll keep an eye on things and we'll bring you an update in the next half hour. back to you brian and sharrie. >> thank you. another massive vehicle recall this time because of a software glitch that could impact your car's air bag. >> and new warnings this afternoon about the samsung galaxy note seven. find out why customers are being told to quit charging their phones. >> plus, the president responds after north korea admits it tested another nuclear war head. (vo) we went to hollywood to ask
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>> ♪ >> president barack obama says north korea's nuclear test demands "serious consequences." he made the statements after north korea confirmed it conducted its fifth test on nuclear warheads. the act has prompted condemnation from leaders across the world including china which is north korea's only ally. a judge has denied a native american tribe's attempts to stop the construction of a pipeline in north today. the standing rock sioux tribe filed a lawsuit asking the judge to stop the nearly $4 billion project. the oil pipeline would run from north dakota to illinois. thousands have come out to protest this project. they say it threatens the water supply and disrupts sacred native american sites. >> a very significant selloff on wall street today amid fears that the fed may raise interest rates later this month.
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the dow down almost 395 points today, the worst day for that index since june 24th. the nasdaq falling 133 and a half points, the s & p 500 also down just about 53 points on the day. general motors is recalling approximately 4 million vehicles because of a software defect. the problem is with a computer module that controls air bags on several vehicle models including gmc chevrolet buick and cadillac brand. it go into test mode and if that happens the front air bags will not inflate. one person has died, three others were injured in separate accidents. the company said it will notify affected customers and dealers would fix the problem free of charge. the u.s. consumer products safety commission has just issued a warning urging people to stop charging and using their galaxy note seven phones. it comes after a company he -- the company issued a massive recall over concerns that those phones could catch on fire and the faa already warned airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new
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model samsung smartphone in flight. officials also say people should not put the galaxy note seven phones in their checked bags. again, that is a warning today from the consumer product safety commission. >> with the preliminary competitions in the rear view, all eyes are on the crown. 52 women looking to be the next miss america are about to embark on the weekend that will fuel their fate. now, the competition at boardwalk hall includes contestants from all 50 states. here they are today at the waterfront just across from boardwalk hall. they're from the district of columbia and puerto rico as well and atlantic city is all abuzz as the festivities get under way. tomorrow it's the annual show us your shoes parade. the ladies display creative footwear inspired by their state. up and down the ac boardwalk. what a fun event this is. it steps off at 5 o'clock tomorrow at new jersey of a rain or shine.
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then on sunday it's the big night. the 96th miss america competition. chris harrison is back for his eighth season as host. i had a chance to chat with him and he said being a part of the iconic pageant at its birth play boardwalk hall is like being a part of history. >> it's the home of miss america. it's where it began. it's probably where it should be. it's that great venue with the parades before -- the day before and it's just that iconic building. it's where it started. i love it. it's an amazing dramatic night of television. >> and you can see that amazing dramatic night of television and find out who takes the crown this sunday during the finale miss america 2017 live from atlantic city: it all starts at 9 p.m. right here on 6abc. one of my favorite events of the 82er to watch. >> it is a fun one. alicia, thanks very much. it is time for another check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's go he to meteorologist adam joseph and the shore where many people
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are hoping to be today and there they are adam. >> envious. kind of cruel to look at it if you're not down there. you see the bounce in the camera. you got a nice sea breeze at the shore, a few folks there kind of enjoying a september afternoon, a couple of young girls there running around having some fun throwing stand at one another and also enjoying the surf as well. in philadelphia today we hit 94 degrees. that is record tying from 1884. we smashed the record just inland from the shore in atlantic city at the airport in pomona by 4 degrees set back in 1915. wilmington shattered its old record by a degree and tying it in trenton at 93 degrees and so far reading a couple of degrees shy of that 94-degree record. right now it's 93 philadelphia, 94 in millville, 92 in allentown but there right along the shore you see cape may at 83 and beach haven 87 degrees. we've had so many days 90 or
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above this particular year and this season in philadelphia. in fact, we take a look at history and the amount of days you hit 90 or greater. this ranks sixth in history with 44 so far. we'll add another here tomorrow. the top year is 55 days of 90 or better during one particular year, and that wasn't too long ago, six years ago in 2010. a front is just to the north but just couldn't make it all the way down to the south to give us a little bit of a break here today. so, as we look at the forecast for tonight it is another sultry night much like last night. could be an isolated downpour or thunderstorm north and wedged but everyone stays in the 70's for lows. future tracker showing 8 o'clock this evening you have to go north of philadelphia to see an isolated downpour or thunderstorm. it stays dry in the city south even tomorrow 9:00 a.m. that front goes back to the north and you see all of this sunshine here. that literally will cook us during the afternoon. in fact it will be hotter tomorrow, the hottest day of the heat wave, 97
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philadelphia, 95 allentown, 96 in reading and right along the shore, a little better in the upper 80's to around minute degrees but again you factor in that humidity and tomorrow those heat indices in the afternoon at 101 or better especially in philadelphia and those highly urbanized areas but as we look at that four day at 4:00 forecast tomorrow is the last day of the heat wave. again the worst of it. record tying around here. and then a front comes in late saturday night early sunday morning with a scattered downpour or thunderstorm but again, not everyone is going the see it. we drop into the 80's on sunday for the eagles game. as it turns less humid in the afternoon, still humid in the morning and then monday a baby blue sky, beautiful, 83. a few clouds tuesday, jumping to 86 and then we're back to near 90 in the middle of next week but then a bigger change comes in at the end of the next week with that seven day. >> all right. whiplash coming our way. >> yeah. >> you got it. >> adam thank you. >> local students are
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celebrating the new school year. we'll show you how. >> the search is on for the suspect involved in a violent robbery in spring garden. we've got details about how the suspect got away after punching a woman in the face. >> and the shocking photos that are going viral on social media. they have a raw and very important message attached. i'll break it down for you coming up in big talkers.
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>> ♪ several different catholic schools took part in this pep rally including the bishop shannahan high school jazz band. the rally was held on the steps of the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul and that's where administrators with the archdiocese of philadelphia officially welcomed the students back. the kimmel center took a moment to highlight its recent accolades. the center hosted its second annual president's address with kimmel president and ceo. she addressed stakeholders about plans for the future as it continues its mission of hosting world class performers of the arts. a local student who has benefited from the kimmel centers programs performed for the crowned. the kimmel center is celebrating the start of its 15th season. >> that's a great facility to have in center city. still ahead here on "action news" two philadelphia universities are getting set to merge. we are live to explain how the change will impact both students and faculty. >> plus, it's been called tasteless and offensive.
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a commercial for a texas mattress company is creating outrage all over the country for referencing the september 11th terror at today. hear the store manager's tearful apology ahead in big talkers. >> ♪
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. there's a race going on right now. the world's clean energy super power's either going to be germany, china, or us. and i'm going to make sure it's us. from 500 million solar panels installed by the end of my first term, to precision manufacturing. we'll beat the competition and create new high wage jobs. we can do this, millions of jobs right here in america. that's my plan. >> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> hello again. 4:30 on a friday afternoon.
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"action news" continues with a beach that is complete shut down because of damage from tropical storm hermine mean. >> plus a plan to open philadelphia streets to pedestrians is soaring in popularity. so much so that organizers are expanding their idea. we have details next. >> and these pictures are very hard to look at but they are the harsh reality of drug addiction. an ohio police department's post about the unseen impacts of heroin is going viral today. the story behind the images and the third person in that car coming up in big talkers. >> but first at 4:30 an unusual education merger is now in the works. philadelphia university and thomas jefferson university announced today that they will become one school leaving students with a lost questions. "action news" reporter trish hartman is live on campus with the details. trish. >> reporter: well, sharrie officials from both schools are calling this a revolution in academics. the school known for design
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merging with a school known for healthcare. that's the plan as officials hope to offer students more options and more collaboration. the announcement of this new joint venture was made in philadelphia university's new fashion and textile center at the school known for its fashion and textiles program begging the question what does design have to do with healthcare. >> from gauzes to casts to wraps, to just the scrubs like we're talking about so i think it would be a great opportunity. it would really broad broaden the horizon from medical to fashion which usually isn't connected. >> reporter: the presidents from both universities were on hand to discuss the partnership. >> we starter as a textile schoolly they started as a medical school. we've both grown and together i think we've helped change the educational paradigm. >> reporter: this morning the board of philadelphia university and thomas jefferson university unanimously agreed a combination agreement an
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intent to make the two schools one. the merge would make the school the fifth largest in the city with 7500 students. a marketing study is being done now to figure out what to call the combined university and if any physical changes will be made to either campus. but officials say both undergrad and graduate students will use both campuses in center city and east falls. students say it's an interesting and innovative move. >> philadelphia university is looking towards collaboration in all of their different majors across platforms so it can help with that. >> reporter: now, the merger still needs to be approved by the middle states commission on higher education and assuming that approval does happen school officials say incoming students will enter into one singular university by the fall of 2017. reporting live in east falls, trish hartman channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, trish, thank you. three men are wanted for robbing a roxborough 7-eleven overnight. two of them were armed one with a handgun the other with
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a nye. this video of the crime that happened on ridge avenue. the suspects forced the worker to open the cash register and took him to the back of the store while the others grabbed cash and cigarettes. you're asked to call police if you recognize any of the suspects. >> a zip line attraction at a delaware state park reopened today. two weeks after a woman fell 35 feet to her death. state officials approved the reopening of the go ape tree tops adventure at lum's pond state park this is after an independent inspection. 59-year-old tina werner died last month after falling from a platform. officials say they fell after disconnecting herself from a safety system. >> new jersey's highest court has overturned the conviction of a former rutgers student blamed for the suicide of his roommate. the court order add new trial in the case of dharun ravi saying some evidence undual tainted the jury's verdict. ravi was found guilty of several charges after using a web cam to broadcast
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18-year-old tyler clemente as clemente kissed another man. clemente took his own life in the wake of that incident. ravi faced up to 10 years in prison but was sentenced to just 30 days plus probation. >> a vacant home collapsed this afternoon in philadelphia's cobbs creek neighborhood. chopper six was overhead as firefighters responded to their intersection of 60th and locust street. the roof of the new row home caved in scattering the bricks right onto the street. no one was injured. well, a section of brick township's beaches have been closed indefinitely after tropical storm hermine mean caused severe erosion there. the access points to the ocean beaches south of brick beach number three will remain closed because of unsafe conditions along the steel wall installed there just two years ago. the area closed was badly damaged when hurricane sandy came through in 2012. the state agreed to install a steel wall to attempt to prevent erosion damage to the
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homes and route 35 right behind it but the recent erosion is so bad that that wall is now exposed. >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us now as we look ahead to the weekend and it's going to start out as the weekends awfully hot. >> yeah, its peak of this heat wave will tomorrow and then we'll back it a you have by sunday so sunday definitely your outdoor day, saturday maybe indoor or at least shade with a lot of water. as we take a live look right now at sky6 over the center city skyline we've got the haze. 93 degrees, that dewpoint high at 68 creating a heat index of 97 with a westerly wind that's usually a hot wind around here at 8 miles an hour and as we look at the heat advisories originally they were supposed to expire friday, now extendsing into saturday. heat indices at 100 or greater for the majority of our viewing area with the exception of the immediate
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coastline. that is the place that's going to beat some of the heat. 83 right now at cape may on the sand but that dewpoint is very tropical at 77 so it feels like 92 even on the sand with a southerly wind so you can get down there, get in the water and cool off. again, the low rip current risk here this upcoming weekend. but we'll talk about everyone stepping down with the heat wave breaking on sunday and some refreshing numbers in that seven day coming up in just a little bit. >> adam thank you. with the anniversary of 9/11 approaching, communities across the country including here in the delaware valley are remembering local heroes. deputy fire chief michael morgan was honored at a special ceremony today. morgan was a long time member of the upper darby fire department until he passed away from brief illness in june. the tribute was part of drexel hill's annual hero ceremony. it was held in the courtyard at drexel hill middle school. >> philadelphia leaders are now opening more city streets
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to pedestrians later this month. that means closing them to traffic. all of it part of philly free streets. the idea which was announced last month has gotten so much support that three more miles of roadways will now be shut, too. the route goes from river to river along south street, up along the schuylkill river trail and out mlk drive to the falls bridge. streets in west fairmount park will also be closed for activities all of this happening saturday september 24th from 8:00 in the morning until 1 o'clock in the afternoon. tonight 6abc is taking part in a nationwide effort to help battle cancer. and the money raised will help so many people right here in our area. "action news" anchor rick williams standing by in our news room today with the details. hey rick. >> brian thank you. 6abc proud to take part in the stand up to cancer telethon tonight. money raised will drive new research and save lives. coming up at 5:00 we'll introduce to you a dream team of scientists right here in our area who have used money from pastel thons to develop
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several new treatments for pancreatic cancer. that story tonight. also coming up this evening it's been reported that young women get this spend five hours a week trying to take the perfect selfie. how a group of young women are encouraging teens to replace selfies with being selfless. not a bad 80. that story and much more when we come to you in just a little bit on "action news" at 5:00. until then sharrie back to you in the studio. >> always nice to help someone else. >> absolutely. >> rick we'll see you at 5:00. habitat for humanity is celebrating the grand opening of its newest retail space in burlington county. the restore opened along east route 38 in maple shade. it sells new and gently used fern cherry appliances and building materials at a fraction of their typical prices. all proceeds are used to help build homes and communities across the untree. seniors in burlington and mercer counties have a new place to get the care they need. life saint francis celebrate the the opening of its facility right there in bordentown today.
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they offer all inclusive care for the elderly that includes healthcare, nutritious meals and activities to remain active and social. >> students in strawberry mansion got a back to school surprise today. they got pick out new school supplies, new back packs, notebooks and pencils all of which were donated to edward gideon elementary. more than 25 local businesses collected the donations over the past two weeks and obviously the kids much appreciate that. >> got to like that new gear for school. >> that's right. >> next on "action news" louisiana's governor puts a dollar figure on the disaster aid needed for that devastating flooding. his push for more federal help is coming up. >> plus, a texas mattress store is getting more attention than they could have ever imagined but not the kind they wander. their commercial quickly went viral for referencing the 9/11 terror attacks in a truly tasteless way. we'll look at the controversy in big talkers. >> meteorologist adam joseph is coming up with that full forecast from accuweather including for your weekend when "action news" at 4:00
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continues next. (vo) we went to hollywood to ask
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if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. with just one bite, they knew. now it's your turn to make the switch. for senate, katie mcginty or pat toomey?
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mcginty supports clean energy jobs. pat toomey voted to protect tax breaks for oil companies. mcginty is pro-choice. toomey wants to overturn roe v. wade and criminalize abortion. mcginty will consistently stand up to the gun lobby. toomey's against an assault weapons ban and gets an a rating from the nra. this year, pennsylvanians have a clear choice. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ♪ >> the company that makes marshmallow peeps has begun to hire replacement workers while its own employees continue their strike. just born based in bethlehem says the new hires are needed to meet customer demand. the vice president says the company has enough peeps for halloween and christmas but they are concerned about the easter season. 400 union employees walked off their job earlier this week. they're protesting the company's proposed wages and health benefits.
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>> $2 billion, that's how much money louisiana's governor says that his state needs to recover from august's catastrophic flooding. john bell edwards was on capitol hill today asking lawmakers to approve that funding. he says money is needed for housing, economic development and public works. 18 dogs rescued from the flooding have found their way to our area. the camden county animal shelter has taken them all in because shelters in louisiana are coping with extreme overcrowding. people have lost their homes and cannot afford to keep their pets. all of the dogs and puppies that you see here are available for adoption. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and we start with the extremely disturbing and extremely viral post from a police department that you may have seen circulating at record speed today. these shocking harder breaking images were taken by officers in east liverpool, ohio. they responded to a call of an
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incapacitated driver and when they arrived they found this. two adults passed out in the front seat and we blurred his face but that's a little four-year-old boy awake and alone in the back seat. now, the adults apparently overdosed on heroin. the mother -- the woman, rather, is the mother of that little boy and the facebook post from this town and its police department reads, we feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug. we feel we need to be a voice for the children caught up in this horrible mess. they say they know that these images will offend some people but they say they feel this post is a wakeup call for anyone who considers injecting themselves with what they call poison. and of course it's been circulatorring all day on social media. now this the 9/11 sale that is sparking anger and fury. a mattress store in texas was running what it was calling a twin towers sale on twin mattresses.
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for the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks this weekend. in the 22nd add miracle mattress in san antonio takes it to a place outraged critics call tasteless and offensive. >> all day long. >> so, those two stacks of mattresses there represent the twin towers and as you can see he they collapse to the ground while the owner of the store says we will never forget. the criticism was swift and fierce and miracle mattress pulled that ad off of its facebook page. now the owner in tears is now speaking out saying that they never intended to cause this kind of controversy. >> it was stupid. it was a stupid idea that we sent out. and we he apologize for our stupidity and we really hope you forgive us for what we've done. >> well, now in response miracle mattress is now donating 30 percent of its
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sales this weekend to the 9/11 foundation. as fast as they put that ad up you guys they took it right down. the response came in a jiffy. >> seems amazing that nobody thought hey, this is a bad idea. >> yeah. >> got that right. >> alicia thank you. let's get another check on the roads right now. >> autumn marisa is standing by in the "action news" traffic center. >> hi, sharrie and brian. take a look at an accident on 95. it's a little windy out there. this is right at washington avenue taking out the left-hand lane. police just got on the scene. we're waiting for penndot to arrive. it is involving three vehicles taking out that left-hand lane. moving over to the big picture speeds on the schuylkill expressway nice and slow taking you about 45 minutes to go from the blue route down to the vine street expressway in the eastbound lanes and slow on those southbound lanes of the blue route as well. moving along and showing you what it does look like on the vine street expressway, if you're making your way up towards the airport in the westbound lathe it's a crawl there. heading up towards 95 again touch and go traffic up
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towards 95. a few incidents to tell you about. an accident on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound at downingtown so certainly keep that in mind. if you're heading to some of our shore points 195 eastbound approaching 537 there is an overturned vehicle. we did have a fatality there. roads are closed so keep that in mind. there is some heavy volume in that area. if you're heading down towards some of the southern shore points you can see it's nice and clear on 42 right now. we'll keep an eye on things. i'll bring you an update in the next half hour. back to you brian and sharrie. >> autumn thank you. meteorologist adam joseph is coming up with that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next.
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>> rollercoaster following it all. >> y1 image to cool you off is this, the action cam down in center city at swann memorial fountain here in center city and even if you are just sitting next to it and you get a little breeze to kind of kick some of the water your way or a little bit of mist, it helps, any little bit helps here this afternoon and again tomorrow. in fact speaking of mist or shower, we got a couple of them on storm tracker6 live double scan. again the power of double scan can pick up the smallest of water molecules. hanover riding along 22 north of allentown. allentown you'll get wet fairly quickly and if it holds together aiming towards bethlehem. numbers though we're talking about record tying or record breaking. so far in philadelphia 94 degrees. atlantic city 96. 96 in dover. 95 in wilmington. 93 in trenton. so, many cities either hitting their old record if not smashing it this afternoon. but again the temperatures
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only one tale to the story. you factor in the humidity and it feels over 100 for the atlantic city airport, millville right at 100 for dover, wilmington 97, same for philadelphia trenton and upper 90's in the lehigh valley. there's a front to the north but this front no longer is sinking to the south. it has stand it's going to lift back to the north as we get into saturday and the front we are waiting to push through to kick out the heat and humidity is still way to the west near omaha and green bay, so this arrives late, late saturday night but mainly early on sunday morning. so, it's warm, it's sultry tonight a spotty shower or thunderstorm in those northwestern suburbs especially near the lehigh valley. lows in the low to the mid 70's. and as we get into the day tomorrow, 97 trees, the hottest of this heat wave with a warm front to the north awaiting that cold front so we are set to sweat with a heat index of 102 in the afternoon and then a front arrives sunday morning so we wake up sunday morning, it's not going to feel refreshing.
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it will feel tropical first thing sunday morning. it's any other until really the afternoon we dry out the the atmosphere with a northwesterly wind kicking up to near 20 miles an hour topping the temperatures to 86 and also dropping the humidity. so, this is a perfect weekend to head to the shore if you can. that water temperature still 74, low risk for rip currents, 89 tomorrow, warm and muggy and on sunday breezy, beautiful. we he got a land breeze temperatures coming in around 83. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 97 record tying around here tomorrow. breezy less humid again as we progress through the day on sunday of 86. beautiful monday, 83. we warm back up with a few clouds on tuesday, 86. and then it's hot, humid with an afternoon thunderstorm on wednesday. it's just one dave 90 degrees and then a taste of fall as those temperatures tumble from wednesday to thursday. thursday 77 and friday it stays gorgeous at 79 degrees. so, you have your pick in that seven day whether you want the summer or you want fall.
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so, best of both worlds. >> all right. >> kind of book ends there. >> nice way to look at it. >> adam thank you. coming up tonight on 6abc a special 20/20 about the onesie yet life of abc news elizabeth vargas. she discuss her battle with alcoholism it's a secret she tried to hide from everyone. >> i would stop on my way home from work, you know, and have a glass of wine or two at a bar. and then -- >> alone. >> alone feeling really pathetic. you know, i would actually -- i would actually pretend to talk to somebody on my cell phone. >> let me just say because i didn't physically endanger my children doesn't mean i didn't devastate them or put them in danger emotionally or psychologically. >> and you can tune in tonight at 10 o'clock to hear about vargas' journey and how she got on the road to recovery.
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>> it is freebie he friday and we start with a yummy and free offering from denny's. throughout the entire month of september bring in your kids for free pancakes any day from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., again any day this entire month. now, speaking of kids, toys r us and babies r us stores having a free grandparent event tomorrow from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. grandparents and grand kids can cree 88 a family tree using handprints. there will be story time free photos raffles and so much more going on so go check that out. if you are looking to refresh your fall makeup, lancome is offering samples of its newest foundation for you to try. we'll tell you how to get that on our web site. and you're going to he need some fun free indoor activity to beat the heat this weekend. the academy of natural sciences is offering free general admission all weekend
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long. it's to welcome the federal duck stamp art contest to philadelphia. an annual competition where the winner's work is used on conservation starches that are sold nationally so that is pretty cool and finally, tomorrow it's the kimmel center open house from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there's free performances, dance lessons, behind the scenes tour and more. if you haven't gone to this, it's so cool. go take a look and we have a list of all the freebies and how to grab them on right now. have a great weekend you guys. >> all right, alicia, you, too. and finally at 4 o'clock hundreds of students will be getting extra help this year all thanks to some volunteers. more than 200 members of city year americor put on their red coats and pledged to help the philadelphia school district. they'll be working at 18 different public schools this year and the goal is to help
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more students graduate. >> and that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 on this friday afternoon. for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> now here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at 5 o'clock. hi guys. >> hi. thank you. coming up next on "action news" at 5:00 for the first time in year the second congressional seat is opened and we have a look at the candidates tonight. >> why a group of young women are hitting the jersey shore to encourage their peers to take fewer selfies. those stories and more coming up on "action news" at 5:00 next.
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>> with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> chopper six is over the scene of breaking news in west philadelphia here. this is south miller -- 200 block of south millick street. 30 minutes ago there were reports of shots fired. a suspect is now barricaded inside this home and a woman
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was wounded. southwest detectives are on the scene and according to police it all started about a half hour ago with a shot fired. police rushed to the scene. one person wounded. now the suspect is the person barricaded inside. that's all we know at this point but we will keep an eye on things and let you know as it develops throughout the evening. >> our other top story tonight is the heat and a record that stood for a hundred years was tied today. the temperature hit 94 matching the record for the hottest september 9th in a century. and officially bringing us into heat wave number seven. >> and we do have the close of yet another uncomfortably hot work week on this friday. the beginning of our weekend will be much the same. a heat advisory has been extended into tomorrow. let's go to cecily tynan for our first check of that accuweather forecast. cecily. >> monica and rick we are official in heat wave number seven. it started on wednesday, 91 degrees. yesterday 95. today so far 94 degrees and that does tie the record high set way


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