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moderate to heavy rainfall. so far since wednesday anywhere in the green which includes atlantic city philadelphia lehigh valley one to 2-inches of rain has already fallen. two to 4 inches in chester county delaware county northern new castle county and then as you head into central parts of did wear four to 7-inches on the verge of dover in the red and in the white and purple down there south of dover and especially in sussex county seven to 12-inches of rainfall over the last two days. there are flood warnings in and around dover all parts to the south with nascar in town it is nasty weather for it. we've got road closures, water covered roadways f you're going to be driving down towards dover or in this vicinity definitely want to be on guard for some of those roads to be closed and find alternate routes. so what to expect here for the next 24 hours? raw damp and dreary. it continues. that late night round of steadier rainfall comes back in winds continue out of the northeast 10 to 20 and really no stopping until sunday afternoon.
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we'll chat about it with the timing of the rain coming up in the full accuweather forecast. sharrie. >> adam thank you. those heavy rains caused a big problem for the driver of this car in new castle delaware. the action cam was on old airport road near i-95 when the creek spilled over into the roadway. the driver of this car was forced to abandon the vehicle after becoming sun. at one point up to 3 feet water covered the road. be sure to stay with 6abc.com/weather through the weekend for updates to the rainy forecast and remember to check storm tracker6 live radar before heading out. facebook and twitter are also great ways to get storm updates from each of our team of meteorologists. >> now to the latest on yesterday morning's deadly new jersey transit crash in hoboken. 15 people are still hospitalized two in intensive care. meanwhile officials are still trying to figure out exactly why that train plowed into the station. it's head out to abc's ray
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are. amundi live in hoboken. >> reporter: ntsb investigators are going through a major challenge inside the station trying to get to two video recorders and the second data recorder on the front of the train. that terminal was so badly damaged as a result of the crash it's making the recovery process extremely slow. one of the two data recorders from the train recovered overnight by the ntsb. as they attempt to get one step closer to answering why. at the center of the investigation, 48-year-old train engineer thomas gallagher. >> well... we'll be checking records, maintenance records employee records. >> reporter: investigators also want to get that second data recorder located in the front car, two video recorders are also located there. but a destroyed can he pea and mountains of debris is making it difficult for investigators to reach. that rush hour horror happening right in the heart of the morning commute. the hundred injured, that one
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bystander on the platform who died. today he we learn more about 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon who just dropped off her baby girl at day care minutes before she rushed to catch her train. >> she said she was in a rush. she went to their train. in a way i blame myselfly i talk a lot and i could have spoke to her about other things. >> reporter: amid the tragedy the story of a hero comes to light. ramon perkins ran into the station while others tried to escape and rushed to dekroon's side. >> i was like miss if you going to die you not going to die by yourself right now. >> reporter: tributes keep pouring in for fabiola. dekroon. ntsb investigators will remain at the crash site through next week. live this afternoon in hoboken new jersey ray ramundi channel6 "action news." sharrie back to you. >> ray thank you.
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family friends colleagues and even strangers are gathering right now to pay their respects to two wilmington firefighters killed in the line duty. lieutenant christopher leach and senior firefighter jerry fickes died last saturday while battling a house fire in wilmington. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live in hockessin where a public viewing is under way right now. vern. >> ♪ >> reporter: good afternoon sharrie. you can probably hear the bag pipes warming up behind me. it is a sad day all across the state of delaware. of course the first state, but a day of tremendous pride in the 21st responders who made the ultimate sacrifice. moments after rush hour in wilmington the funeral procession headed down maryland avenue to saint elizabeth's church where hundreds of mourners came to pay respects to fallen firefighter christopher leach who along with senior firefighter jerry fickes jr. died in the line duty saturday when they charged into a
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residential unfern no, sir believing children were trapped inside. many of those out were fellow local firefighters who knew both men well. >> we don't care day or night what time of year cold hot we go in and do our job. we're firefighters. that's our job. we don't look at the circumstances of what is going to happen after the fire. we're there to do a job ton put that fire out. >> just by the turnout here in wilmington that you're seeing that he was a respected and honored man and he died doing what he loved to do. >> reporter: the mass inside the church generatord lots of emotion. this was chris leach's parish. >> we are reminded in he in the bible that there are times for everything and we cannot know god's plan completely. certainly in this place we don't know what god's plan is. >> reporter: for all the pageantry of the services the fickes family chose more
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subdued services today. there's been a second set of public viewing hours in the grace lutheran church this afternoon to be followed by a private service for family friends and wilmington firefighters only. the fire that killed these veterans police say was deliberately set under arrest and charged with two counts of murder and one count of arson this 28-year-old woman beatriz fana-ruiz. court documents say she has confessed. >> ♪ >> reporter: leach and fickes charged into the house thinking others were trapped inside. in fact they were not. a joint memorial service honoring both men open to the public tomorrow at 1 o'clock at the chase center on the waterfront. live in hockessin delaware, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon thank you. schools throughout our area are dealing with what
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they're hoping is a strange social media hoax involving a so-called creepy clown. messages like this one are circulating warning of an attack by clowns. the messages are so widespread that some local police departments and school districts are alerting parents. in toms river, new jersey, police are boosting their security presence around schools to ease the minds of parents and students. so-called creepy clown sightings have been reported throughout the country but in our area police say they've been -- there have been no credible threats. but in ohio one school canceled classes after a woman reported being attacked by a clown overnight. the scare seems to stem from a movie promotion which has sparked copycat reports. two students at albright college in reading have been suspend heed after school officials said they were responsible for video showing a student in black face. at one point in student spoke the words black lives matter into the camera. school officials say an
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investigation showed that multiple students of multiple races were involved in the making and distribution of that video. the school now intend to hold a forum in hopes that students learn more about tolerance and diversity. >> he was a champion of world peace and today world leaders gathered in jerusalem to say a final farewell to former israeli president and prime minister shimon peres. president barack obama led the u.s. delegation as friends loved ones and admirers came to pay their respects to peres who passed away on wednesday two weeks after a stroke at the age of 93. former president bill clinton was also there and gave a eulogy. he spoke of peres' vision of justice and hope and freedom. >> he imagined all the things the rest of us could do. he started off life as israel's brightest student, became its best teacher and ended up its biggest dreamer. >> he understood that it's
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better to live to the very end of this time on earth with the longing not for the past but for the dreams that have not yet come true. an israel that is secure and lasting peace with its neighbors. >> another powerful moment today even in his death peres brought israelis and palestinians together. palestinian president mahmoud abbas made his first trip to jerusalem in six years to attend that funeral today. then this image coming to us today from the white house. you can see president barack obama in a very tender moment here sharing his handkerchief with peres' son so a very somber day for a man well respected around the globe. sharrie. >> a remarkable man. alicia, thank you. >> ♪ now to election 2016. we are 39 days from the november presidential election day and republican nominee donald trump is making news for a string of tweets that he sent out overnight. in the tweets trump accused his opponent hillary clinton
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of helping alicia machado to gain silt sen ship in order to help clinton's campaign. trump also suggested that people watch a sex tape of the former pageant queen. machado is the former miss universe who trump once called "fat." trump took to twitter to express his anger about clinton bringing up machado and his treatment of women during the presidential debate. hillary clinton she responded to trump's twitter tear calling him "pathetic." clinton is campaigning in florida today with a number of stops in south florida including a stop in fort lauderdale. on the trail clinton is touting her national service agenda and in the coming days clinton plans to visit a number of college campuses as she works to reach more millennial voters. chicago tribune editorial board endorsed libertarian candidate gary johnson for president. the board called the former new mexico governor "agile and practical." the piece said the board he rejects that a citizen who
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chooses a third party candidate is squandering his or her vote. yesterday u.s.a. today broke its decades long streak of staying out of presidential endorsements by saying that donald trump is "unfit for the presidency. the paper made it clear its editorial should not be taken as unqualified support for hillary clinton. >> a group of senior citizens got a lesson on the voting process today. pennsylvania election officials brought a real voting booth to mercy life in west philadelphia. it was a chance for elderly people to practice for the big day in november. they also had the option to register to vote if they hadn't done so yet. or they could apply for an absentee ballot. >> time for the "action news" traffic report on friday. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. t.g.i.f. to you. >> we made it. good afternoon rick and shar he regent looking a little drier than it was this morning here along 95. this is the scene close to
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cottman avenue. what a mess we had this morning with delays on most of the major highways. this afternoon building southbound volume and travel down towards center city but we'll see plenty of volume heading south on 95 heading east on the schuylkill this evening to get to south philadelphia because there's a phils game as well as r. kelly concert. double events down there in south philadelphia later tonight. right now in south philadelphia on 95 south on the girard point bridge there's an accident blocking one lane so we're starting to see some slowing there heading down toward the airport. we had a broken down truck on the vine street expressway. that was westbound approaching the schuylkill. now cleared out of the way luckily but of course it remains jammed there. on the roosevelt boulevard southbound at tyson there was a crash. luckily that too is gone as is a crash on the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound by federal cleared out of the way all lanes reopened. watch out for a nasty wreck that people injured in radnor township along king of prussia road at gulph creek road and in new castle still have high water you saw the pictures of someone that got stuck in this today along airport road.
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remains blocked. commons boulevard would be a better bet. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this friday afternoon. fairmount park a whole lot of traffic along lincoln drive way crash reported just 5 miles per hour there. so, not so pleasant. we'll check it again rick and sharrie coming up in the next half hour. >> matt thank you. see you then. much more still ahead on "action news" this afternoon. it's been a must see on any trip to new york city but there's word that the carnegie deli is closing its doors. the good news, those giant pastrami sandwiches could be coming to a town near you. wow look at that. >> also ahead a fresh face approach to doing your makeup. how about some tips from a three-year-old. we're just saying it may be the most adorable makeup tutorial you'll ever see. >> ♪
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pretty good shape. the the paintings were stolen from an amsterdam museum in 2002 discovered hidden in a farmhouse near naples. one of the paintings actually contains grains of sand taken from a beach where van go worked. experts have determined that the paintings are indeed authentic. >> in business news now u.s. consumers scaled back on spending last month. a new report says it's the slowest growth in spending since march. the weaker than expected spending can mostly be throughout the day drop in auto sales. experts say consumers basically took a breather and expect the slow down to only be temporary. one factor in the drop may have been a decision by parents to delay the start of school shopping until later in the year when they expect to get better deals. here's a look at today's closing numbers and we're ending the week on a strong note here with the u.s. stocks. a rally at the very end of the closing day the dow closing up triple digits 164 points up. the nasdaq up nearly 43
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and the s & p 500 just over up 17 points. >> people who love peeps can breathe a sigh of hee leaf. the workers who make those marshmallow treats are back at work. unionized workers at the just born company that makes the peeps went on strike earlier this month. the union announced it's making progress on a new contract so workers went back this morning. just born makes mike and ike's as well as peeps. new york's carnegie deli is closing its doors. the family that owns the restaurant wants to license the deli's brand and sell its products for wholesale distribution. sad news for new york but good news for other cities. those products will be sold throughout the country. the famous carnegie deli is a few blocks from carnegie hall is known for its massive san wind chills. there's a carnegie deli at the sands casino he in bethlehem pennsylvania. that one will stay opened. >> cool.
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i guess we're all thinking about food now. >> holy cow see all that pastrami. man. >> time now for the accuweather forecast. >> that was a big sandwich. oh, yes -- >> free are mind. >> adam joseph with a check of the wet weekend. >> his mind easily drifts. >> i know, right. >> as you look at sky6 live here not a pretty picture here as we're looking at the shore. you can see the ocean acting like a washing machine. the waves are all over the place. the camera bouncing around with those strong winds we have been dealing with coastal flooding, not only ocean side but also bayside. a we take a look at some of the winds sustained right now at 20 miles an hour in atlantic city, 21 in toms river. a little west as you go to the north and west allentown 14 miles an hour in philadelphia, 16 miles an hour. with the winds continuing to funnel in out of the east-northeasterly direction we still have a concern for some minor flooding with the next round of high tide. it won't be as bad as yesterday's high tide but the ocean high tide on the ocean side will be between eight and
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9:30 p.m. and then an hour or two later in the back bays so we'll just have to watch that again for some minor flooding here this evening. temperature-wise it is chilly once again. only up are 50's to the north and west, 63 philadelphia, 65 in millville, 66 down in dover and mid 60's along the shore. that spin it is still to the west in the ohio valley just south and west of cincinnati. and you can see kind of a conveyor belt of moisture wrapping from the south and then into that low there is more energy gathering in eastern parts of the carolinas. that's going to move up from the south late tonight and early tomorrow morning. but not in time thankfully for the high school football games here this evening. high school huddle tonight. all the highlights after the 11 o'clock news. recall cool soggy feel. not raining the whole time but it will be drizzling. kickoff temperature around 60 degrees by the fourth quarter not much change at 60. wear the fall gear as you head to some of those high school
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football games. tomorrow morning 7:30 a.m. that's when the energy comes through with another round of heavy rain especially philadelphia to the south and east. that lifts to the north in the afternoon but even tomorrow afternoon we're dealing with low clouds, drizzle on and off showers much like today and then as we get into sunday morning, still a lot of clouds, a spinning shower or two and then that starts to break apart as we get into tomorrow -- sunday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. we'll start to grab a little more sunshine here so brighter the second half of the weekend. nascar down in dover drizzle with on and off showers for your saturday early heavy rain as well, 74. and then on sunday, partly sunny, 78. doesn't look like any interruptions for the major race here the second half of the weekend. your four day at 4:00 forecast will indicate that it starts very damp cloudy and dear reon saturday, 69 degrees. clouds breaking for some sun on sunday afternoon of 75 and then october warmth on monday, 77 degrees. that's 7 degrees above normal
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and then sun and clouds tuesday, 72 getting closer back to normal. so there is some improvement. unfortunately it's going to take a lot of weekend to kind of see some of that sun. >> thanks adam. >> adam thank you. this is the final image from the rosetta space crash before it crash landd into a comet. that comet is the same one that's been following around in space for two years. in total rosetta was in space for 12 years. it took one decade to actually reach the comet. during those years the spacecraft covered a distance and 4 billion miles. comets are frozen remnants that hold secrets about the early solar system. rosetta has given scientists pieces of the pull as to how the planets came together and what chemicals existed to form the building blocks of life. >> and there's much more still ahead on "action news." an exciting day for stars wars fan. a new line of toys from the new movie were released today. >> coming up an adorable bab boom in china.
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nearly two dozen panda cubs are introduced to the public. >> and coming up in big talkers meet the eight-year-old girl who not already got acceptd into college. she already got a scholarship for her enthusiasm and her passion. you won't want to miss this kid. >> ♪
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"i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion, and i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey: does he really speak for you? senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ♪ >> some brand new star wars gear has arrived at a store near you. at midnight the toys r us in cherry hill gave customers a first look at the toys from rogue one including action figures and a darth vader mask. the fans who showed up first were also rewarded with free posters and t-shirts. >> i thought that was a familiar face. >> that was adam. >> finally this half hour it's the most adorable baby boom we've seen in awhile. nearly two dozen panda cubs introduced to the world today from a facility in central china. these guys are between the ages of one and four months.
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experts say improvements in breeding technology is behind this baby boom. the cubs are part of an attempt to boost the giant panda population. the giant panda is no longer on the endangered species list all because of the efforts like this. >> i could watch them all day. >> cute, they are cute. >> much more still to come on "action news" at 4:30 including a stuck rollercoaster ride in australia. plus. >> bed bugs at work. that's what some disgusted state workers say they're dealing with at office buildings in trenton. i'm nora muchanic. i'll have that story coming up. >> the bad weather conditions did not keep people from sleeping outside to raise awareness about homelessness. we'll have those stories and more when "action news" at 4:00 continues next.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> hello again sharrie. >> yes. >> rick williams. brian is off. 4:30 and "action news" continues. we're following breaking news from philadelphia. police now commission are richard ross -- commissioner richard ross -- >> here we go. "action news" is continuing. that's is search for a man who tried to rob a philadelphia bank without success. local students get an expert check of their backpack so they can avoid getting hurt. an eight-year-old is greatly rewarded by one university after learning about her passion for education at such a young age.
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>> but first there is a bed bug infestation in new jersey's capitol. the creepy crawlers have turned up in three state buildings and one of the locations is ironically at the department of health. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic live now in the new jersey news room with more including reaction from workers. nora. >> reporter: hi there sharrie r the workers are horrified. this is not something you expect to be dealing with in the workplace and they are demanding the state take more decisive action to get rid of the bed bugs. >> i think it's very disgusting and disrespectful to the employees. >> reporter: state worker tahira grossman is grossed out and tired of wearing about bed bugs in the workplace. >> i don't want to take them home. i don't have them at home. this is very infested in therism this is a should there sent to us of one of the blood sucking parasites found just today. the number of state office buildings known to have bed bug problems right now is up to three. the richard hughes justice complex on market street the
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labor building at john fitch plaza and office at the state capitol leased by the department of health. those offices were closed tuesday for inspection and treatment and officials tell us bed bug monitors were installed on the third fourth and sixth floors. spokes people say the departments involved are committed to the safe track he tea and protection of employees. >> people start to see them on the third floor also. >> reporter: the head of the local union says it doesn't feel like that. he's constantly fielding calls from members complaining about bed bugs or being bitten by them. >> people should not be coming into the building having a fear that they might be taking one of these little critters to their house. people are entitled to come into a healthy and safe work environment. >> you don't wander anything crawling on you and you don't want to bring it home u some workers have resorted to covering their coats and chairs in plastic and keeping belongings boxed up to keep the bed bugs away. >> costs a lot of money to exterminator house when it comes to bed bugs and stuff like that, so of course i
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worry about bringing that home. >> reporter: now, the health department says that it's following all the protocols it's supposed to for dealing with bed bugs. but the union says that it doesn't work to exterminate floor by floor the best way to do it is do the entire building at once and the union is planning to contact the governor's office and legislators for help. live in our new jersey news room i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news". >> thank you nora. the weekend is here and the forecast isn't looking so great. rain and wind continue to be a problem all across the region. >> and flooding is still a concern in some areas as well. the wet weather is likely what caused this tree he to come crashing down today in fairmount park. city workers had to close the road along the 4200 block of chamounix drive so they could cut up the tree and remove it. >> let's get the latest now from accuweather meteorologist adam joseph. a dreary start to our weekend. dreary start to october. >> as we go into the first day
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of october tomorrow much like today a lot of mist and drizzle and at times pockets of heavy rain especially in the morning. the winds have eased quite a bit. most of the wind gusts were from yesterday with this system. 39 degrees in philadelphia the highest wind gusts in dover clocking in at 46, atlantic city 43 miles an hour, wilmington he 43 and then wrightstown wind gusts of 35 miles an hour but the core of those strong winds have now pushed off to our north and to our east so right now it's 16 miles an hour in philadelphia. much less than yesterday. 22 new york city. so, mainly those stronger winds are now over the open waters in the atlantic and just south of long island. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan we have more energy down to the south you see the downpours and all these white lines are lightning strikes. this is going to be pushing back in from the south to the north wrapping in that low that is way to the west in the ohio valley so as this rotates in, we will see the intensity of the rain kick back up
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especially late tonight and early on saturday morning and as we look at the day planner here for tomorrow temperatures once again holding in the 60's all day. you see the clouds. there could be even a rumble of thunder at times and again not a washout but watch for heavy rain in the morning and then some spotty showers going into the afternoon. and speaking of this being the last day of september, other than the last couple of days it's been a very warm month, temperatures running 4.4 degrees above normal. where does this september rank in philadelphia's history? top five, 10 or 15? tweet me your best answer and i'll give you a shout-out if you get it correct on the air in accuweather forecast guys coming up in just a little bit so put your thinking cap on. >> it's already on and i already know the answer. >> okay. >> all right. no, i don't. i don't have a clue. thanks adam. stay with 6abc.com/weather through the weekend for updates to the rainy forecast. and remember to check storm tracker6 live radar before heading out. facebook and twitter are also great ways to get storm updates from each of our
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meteorologists. >> ♪ >> we are following breaking news from philadelphia police. commissioner richard ross just released new information about a deadly police-involved shooting that happened wednesday night. the commissioner revealed that nine different officers fired a total of 109 rounds in front of two homes. 32-year-old christopher sowell was shot and killed. investigators believe he stabbed two children including his own eight-year-old son and tried to choke his teenaged daughter. commissioner ross says the responding officers had every reason to believe that sowell was armed with a gun when he reached into his pocket. however, police have not yet recovered a gun from the scene. they did find several weapons used to cut the victims. now given the number of shots that were fired at the suspect by police, ross said there may be "a significant training issue the department needs to
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address". >> reasonable to believe that this may be a case of something called contagious gunfire otherwise known as synchronist fire. in a very volatile situation particularly with a number of officers present if there is one officer who reacts quicker than the rest and fires and this was in fact a very dangerous and volatile situation, based on what they knew, other officers hear that gunfire and they believe they are now under fire and that they return fire in this case firing multiple times as i said 109 rounds that we've counted thus far. >> the philadelphia police department is currently undergoing reality based training to prepare officers for volatile situations. all officers involved with the killing of that suspect will be interviewed. in the meantime, all of the victims injured in wednesday night's attack remain hospitalized. the commissioner ross said their conditions are
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improving. >> well, a man tried to rob a bank in north philadelphia but he left empty handed. and now police are hoping to identify him. take a look at these surveillance photos of the suspect taken yesterday afternoon at the td bank on the 2200 block of east butler street. police say the man demanded money from the teller but fled the bank before he was given any cash. if you have any information you're asked to call philadelphia police. a crusade against domestic violence launched today in philadelphia. the women against abuse organization announced the ninth annual i pledge campaign. they're hoping to raise awareness and to help more victims to escape abusive situations. mayor jim kenney delivered the opening remarks. he said 19 murders were caused by domestic violence in the city last year alone. and he said everyone has a responsibility to look out for potential victims. >> volunteers slept out in the cold and rain overnight to experience what homeless children go through. local members of the real
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estate community slept outside saint isaac catholic church in marlton to raise awareness and money. the funds will go to covenant house new jersey. it serves thousands of homeless children and young adults each year. >> still ahead friday afternoon it is vacation mystery. two american sisters found dead at a luxury resort and their family is now frantically searching for answers. >> and what was supposed to be a fun rollercoaster ride in australia quickly got scary when one of the cars got stuck. and meteorologist adam joseph will be back with that full forecast from accuweather when "action news at 4:00 continues next. >> ♪
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when i was one year old, i was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on my spinal chord. but i spent my whole life fighting back. so you can imagine what i thought when i saw donald trump say... "i don't know what i said, ah, i don't remember!" "that reporter he is talking about suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms." i don't want a president who makes fun of me. i want a president who inspires me, and that's not donald trump. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ♪ >> a 14-year-old boy suspect in there a school shooting is now charged as a juvenile with murder and attempted murder. police say the teen killed his own father then drove to an elementary school where he allegedly shot two students and a teacher on the playground. a six-year-old boy remains
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hospitalized on life support according to the family. a judge ordered the suspect to stay in custody during his first court appearance which was today. >> investigators have released autopsy results for two american sister found dead in a luxury resort in africa. police say the women died from excess fluid in their lungs. hotel staff found the bodies of annie and robin quirky at their resort in seychelles last week. minnesota natives have been touring africa for the last month. a toxicology report is still pending. experts say the results of that test could determine if drugs contributed to their deaths and whether murder is a possibility. several people on a rollercoaster in australia were stranded high off the ground when the ride suddenly came to a halt. happened today at australia's seaworld on the gold coast. they were on the storm coaster ride which reaches 100 feet in the air. seaworld staffers were hasn't -- wore harnesses and climbed up to bring the riders down sale. a sensor malfunctioned caused
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the ride to suddenly stop moving. >> believe it or not there are thousands of injuries each year related to carrying back packs. a group of philadelphia students is learning how to avoid injury all while having some fun today. fourth graders were fitted for the right backpack today led by occupational therapy students and staff from the university of the sciences. the goal is to ensure that students are wearing their backpacks properly with the best size and weight in order to avoid injury. >> big talkers now. we start way pretty incredible offer for a pretty incredible little lady. jordan phipps is only in the third grade in garland texas but she is the first eight-year-old to ever get a really early acceptance into the university of north texas. and a $10,000 scholarship when she does attend, you know, 10 years from now and it's all because the school officials say they were just as inspired as the rest of us on social media after watching jordan's
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now viral motivational speech about how impassioned she is about education. >> i'm smart. i am a leader. failure is not an option for me. success is only moments away some sure is. in the video jordan is even wearing a un t-shirt and in about a decade that will be her school. now to perhaps the cutest little makeup artist around. this is three-year-old jordan and her older sister cheyenne was rolling when the toddler gave an impromptu makeup tutorial fit for a blog. >> excited. i'm going to tell you. >> the hawaiian cutie he is a viral star on twitter. she's given 17-year-old cheyenne her sister who posts makeup lessons on youtube a little competition. the little one has clearly been taking notes and she was quite the protege. finally in texas, they weren't the chiseled muscle men the ladies were expecting
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to see on stage but the silver strippers. apparently did not disappoint. you see the guys from a texas nursing home dressed up as the village people and putter on quite a slow for their retirement community. >> music starts and unlike the hunks i expected, out comes. [laughter] -- the wheelchair brigade. >> the joke start add few months ago when the ladies crashed a party the men, the wheelchair brigade were holding at hooters so they got back at them and the silver strippers are trying to get agents. i mean, there's one guy who's clearly working on his moves right here. take notes, people. >> i don't know, maybe there's a market for that. >> i don't know but he's using that walker pretty good, that's for sure. wow. >> get tips, too. >> all right. >> thank you alicia. >> all right. let's get another check on the roads tonight. >> all right got any singles before we check in with matt
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pelman. >> let me get my purse. >> rick just a few years and that can be you. [laughter] just do the traffic. >> good afternoon. by the moorestown mall unfortunately an accident looks like a pretty bad one on the westbound lanes of route 38. police are on the scene. westbound 38 shut down entirely by the moorestown mall because of that crash. some alternates for you. you could use 41 up top, even 295 which isn't too bad right there or stay on the other side of the turnpike on union mill road but 38 westbound not where you want to be this afternoon. we also had a crash on 70 westbound in cherry hill. luckily that is cleared out of the way. on 295 a little farther south in camden county near the black horse pike there's a crash taking out a lane. speeds just in the 20's as you head down toward the 42 freeway. and speeds have been not so hot here on 95 southbound. still heavy from penn's landing down to the girard point bridge as you head toward the airport.
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luckily the crash on the southbound span of the bridge is now gone. but there's a wreck in quakertown along 309 at toll gate road. the fire police are helping you around it. also one in limerick along main street near limerick center road and there's still the bad one in radnor township along king of prussia road at gulph creek road there by stone haven commons. we'll check it again rick and sharrie coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> matt we'll see you then and thank you. one group is trying to get out the vote especially in young people. organizers were hoping to register more young voters and teach them about the importance of the election. >> we want to be able to find strategies to connect them and to make sure that they reach their biggest potential and that they have access to the american dream. >> not necessarily trying to push somebody on them but okay this particular policy talks about low income as far as education juveniles so it's up to us this leadership conference right now. >> the group hosted voting workshops at various locations
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throughout the city including the community college of philadelphia and school district headquarters. >> ♪ katie mcginty: franny, johnny, mikey, maureen, jimmy,
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us now. looks like we are in store for more of what we had today. >> yeah. damp and dreary as we start the weekend and brighter changes the second half of the weekend. today is the last day of september. >> yes. >> you know, it's been cool the last couple days. we have to remember how warm this month has been though leading up to the last few days so the weather question earlier was this particular september running four and half degrees above normal. so, does that make this one of the top five, 10 or 15 warmest septembers in philadelphia's history? what did you guess. >> the answer is b obviously. >> i'm going with a. [laughter] >> got it right. >> a you got it right.
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>> adam sighed when you got it right. >> what do i win. >> bragging rights. >> never mind. >> pdq971 was the first one on my twitter page to get it correct. this rank's the sixth warmest seven. if you remember last september how warm it was it was the second warmest so two years in row we broke into the top 10 warmest septembers in philadelphia. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan just some light drizzle and mist around the region, no steady or heavy rainfall for this friday evening if you're heading out for some dinner plans or hitting the son somewhere. but talk about some of the more higher impressive rainfall totals since wednesday. middletown township in cape may county closing in on 5-inches of rain over 5-inches in black bird new castle county, smyrna and dover both in smyrna 5-inches or he so, dover in kent town 7.31-inches
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and in milford right in the southern end of kent county there over 10-inches of rain the last two and a half or so days. temperature-wise only 50's to their north side and west, 60 trenton 65 in millville. mid 60's along the shore. we have another round of steady rain that is going to be pushing in from the south. you can see in it eastern parts of north carolina right now. the spin still near cincinnati. this low he is going to slowly meander back to the north here but it is going to take some time to break the clouds apart. so 11 o'clock tonight just some spotty showers mist and drizzle. early tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. that's when the next round of energy comes in with some heavier rainfall adding to those totals especially in southern delaware and southern new jersey and then tomorrow afternoon a lot of clouds still in play with some scattered showers around. and then as we get into sunday morning, still cloudy but by the afternoon on sunday notice the clouds are starting to break apart as that low finally lifts to the north.
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hurricane matthew quite the overachieveer the last 12 hours. now a category three hurricane winds sustained at 120 miles an hour. abright back what is right down here. you can see the eye developing here coming up in the next hour we'll give you the track of matthew and where it will be pushing. as we take a look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast 69 tomorrow cool cloudy and damp. good end some brighter periods of sun starting to pop back out sunday afternoon at 75. very warm for october. 77 on monday. the normal is 70 degrees and then a really nice stretch going into the middle and the end of next week, sun and clouds and high temperatures where they should be right around that 70-degree mark. so, it's a little unfortunate we can't get both weekend days bright and sunny. >> yeah. >> but at least it brightens up a little bit on sunday afternoon. >> back in the 70's too. >> thank you. >> alicia you have freebie friday coming up. >> i do. nice indoor fun on that hundreds shrubs for -- options
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>> ♪ >> freebie friday. we start with free food. chipotle offering free entrees when you sign up for its he reward program. amazon offering hundreds of free kindle book down loads you can use on your kindle phone, pc, you name it. there are some free popular magazine subscriptions that are completely free from allure to self gq in style travel and leisure he free for an entire year. we'll show you how to grab one of those. if you need free indoor fun tomorrow barnes and noble locations are all hosting a free legos star wars event for kids eight and up. it starts at 4:00 p.m. and kids can take home a free legos star wars toy. that should be very fun. and as they do on the first
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sunday of every month, it is free admission at the barnes foundation this sunday. they are also hosting an art filled maker fair with a dance party and more. more freebies on 6abc.com right now rick. >> all right, that's plenty. thank you alicia. finally at 4:00 it may sound too good to be true but one utah company is now paying its employees to take a vacation. bamboo hr a software company has a new program called paid paid vacation. for those employees eligible bamboo hr will reimburse that person up to $2,000 for vacation costs including hotel, transportation and meals. the company has about 200 employees and the ceo says he feels strongly that personal life doesn't exist to support work life but vice versa. >> hm. >> not bad if you can get it. >> good to be an employee there. >> right. >> that will do it for "action news at 4:00 for rick williams brian taff alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian adam and ducis rodgers tonight and
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every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> now here's monica malpass way look at what's ahead at 5:00 monica see you in a moment. >> see you rick. coming up next an emotional day for friends family and members of the wilmington fire department as they remember two firefighters killed in the line of duty. plus, new details on injuries after yesterday morning's deadly new jersey transit train crash in hoboken. and new tonight at 5:00 a building collapse in downtown wilmington. what officials say may have caused the structure to come tumbling down. those stories plus another update of that weekend accuweather forecast, all that neck at -- next at 5:00.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> scenes like this are exactly what officials are concerned about as wet weather continues to move through our area. right now flash flood watch is in effect for parts of the region. the rain is expected to stick around into the weekend. friday night. the big story on "action news is that accuweather forecast. >> that's right. meteorologist cecily tynan is at the big board tonight with the latest from double scan radar. cecily. >> rick and monica, october is going to be starting as sent
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ends with more rain. double scan live showing the system that continues to pull in moisture from the atlantic. we're getting a break now but if you look here you can see this batch of showers and thunderstorms off the coast of the carolinas. that's moving north. so that will be moving through here in the overnight hours into early saturday. that will bring us another round of rain. how much rain you got really depends on your location. north of philadelphia it wasn't that much. one to 2 inches but also a you head farther to the southwest more and more rain and areas in sussex county and southern kent county delaware seven to 12-inches of rain and that has caused a lot of creeks and roads to flood so a flood warning has been posted until 6:30 for most of kent county delaware and sussex county. if you're heading to dover, big race weekend, do be careful driving there. the good news is as we head through the weekend the weather will be improving but it's going to be a gradual proc

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