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"action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with meteorologist, melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. sunday night i'm walter perez with sarah bloomquist. in the news all eyes are on hurricane matthew. fitting tribute to number six, ryan howard for what was like hi his final game, as a philly. >> big story on "action news" is threat, circulating on social media involving clowns, promising to attack, kidnap or
even kill children and adults. >> disturbing photos and warnings have popped up across the country and have now shown up in our area. >> this is just one of the dozen of messages posted on social media that read coming to newman goretti on monday, and philadelphia school will shoot all of the kids and teachers. so far the threats have just been hoaxes but local officials are not taking any chances. >> "action news" reporter bob brooks is live in northeast philadelphia with much more, bob. >> reporter: sarah and walter, good evening. when threats like ones you were just talking about you have to take them seriously. what is happening is someone on the social media account called philly clowns dot 25. they have made threats against the school like the one behind me, against our students and right now a hunt is on to find them even as the federal level. they have been popping up, all over the country. typically in random place's long side roads, parking lot, they have been labeled scary
clowns. but now philadelphia police department has put on you a warning asking to you keep an eye out for them here. a post has been gaining momentum with shares and likes on social media. the account is titled philly clown dot 215. post is rather alarming and threatens philadelphia school students. it states quote, we come into all northeast charter high schools. it goes on to say, we will be after your let out, on wednesday. then, a second post from the accountings on to say, the gang is in philly. y'all ain't safe. it is 12 of us, you you heard. but today the philadelphia pd along with the philadelphia school district sent out this joint news release in reaction. it states, the philadelphia police department is actively investigating the social media post and pursuing those responsible for them. "action news" has also been told that home land security is now aiding in the investigation. today there has been reports
of an actual clown sighting recently at boyle park in northeast philadelphia. we spoke with neighbors about it who didn't want to go on camera. they say scary clowns were here chasing kid, but adds that the clowns ran away when a parent showed up. okay, back out here live, some schools within the philadelphia archdiocese have also had threats made against them and they have the archdiocese release aid statement tonight. part of it reads quote schools specifically name, in threat, have been in direct contact with law enforcement, and we will have a police presence tomorrow, as a cautionary measure. reporting live from northeast philadelphia, bob brooks, channel six "action news". sarah. >> bob, thank you. now to the latest on hurricane matthew, the powerful storm continues to churn toward jamaica, haiti, part of the cuba once it passes there it is still not clear where this storm will head. residents in jamaica spent the day buying supplies such as
food, water, batteries and fuel. the haitian government has opened 1300 shelters in preparation for the storm. meteorologist melissa magee over at the "action news" big board with the very latest on the strength and track, melissa. >> sarah this is one we will continue to watch as we go through the rest of tonight and early into next week. hurricane watches and warnings have been posted as well as tropical storm watches and warnings. we are under a hurricane warning for jamaica, portions of haiti, we have a warning, tropical storm warning for areas in the dominican republic and we have that hurricane warning posted for southeastern sections of cuba. here is the reason why. it is hurricane matthew still a category four storm. you can see center of the storm and all of the convective activity, showers, storms, around this center of circulation. the wind sustained at 145 miles an hour, and as it is moving to the south of jamaica and south of haiti. the here's projected path with this storm. it is moving to the northwest at 5 miles per hour, and as we
get into later tonight it will continue that northerly jog, and as we get into monday coming very close with the approach in between jamaica and also into haiti. it will continue that northerly path as we get into the rest of this week getting very close to the carolinas and we will have to fine tune this forecast as it reaches mid-atlantic region. back here at home it is just 65 in philadelphia with that constant northeasterly wind. fifty-seven in the poconos. sixty-nine in dover. lancaster coming in at 68. why is it so cool? you can see satellite six with action radar we have a upper level low, that is still sitting and spinning, to our west. this will finally, lift on off to our north and east, as we get into the rest of tonight and, for that matter, into the day on monday. evening planner looks like this 66 degrees, still cloudy at 7:00 p.m. mostly cloudy sky at 8:00 p.m. and six 46789 staying in the lower 60's for rest of tonight and cloudy, mist and drizzle overhead but sunnies making a
come back as we get into monday, those details with the full, exclusive accu weather forecast. just released new details about thursday's deadly crash in hoboken, about a new jersey transit train that includes details as to what the train engineer's told investigators. "action news" reporter janet reyes is live from the satellite center with those details. janet. >> reporter: sarah and walter the causes very much a mystery but investigators are learning it will be more difficult as they search for clues. we now know only black box recovered was not operating at the time of the crash. signals group has found no signal anomalies for signal system leading to the terminal. >> reporter: finding cause of the new jersey train crash that killed a woman and injured more than 100 others is proving to be a difficult task for investigators. this is afternoon ntsb vice chair, villa gonzales says ongoing investigation so far indicates visibility was clear. train was operating normally.
the train brakes appeared to be fine. >> yesterday our recorders experts worked with the experts from the manufacturers to access data, from the recovered locomotive event reporter. >> reporter: official where is hoping that the train's black box would offer more insight. >> unfortunately the event recorder was not functioning during this trip. >> reporter: she says that the train's engineer thomas gallagher says he started work at 6:45 in the morning, felt rested, his cell phone was turned off and in his backpack. seconds before the crash he was traveling at 10 miles an hour but that still needs to be confirmed. >> engineer said he has no memory of accident. he remembers waking up on the floor of the cab. >> reporter: investigators hope more clues can be found at the crash site, but getting to them is the biggest concern. >> on the north side the beams looked like a dangerous version of pick up sticks. we have all played that game of pick up sticks and if you incorrectly pull out one stick it effects integrity of the
other pieces. of course, in this case, the consequences would be very serious. >> reporter: event corder that was obtain was 20 years old and that was one that was not operating at the time of the crash. is there a second would be, much newer, that is still trapped in the debris. investigators are hoping to get access to it as soon as possible. hope, of course, is that one was operating at the time of the crash. reporting live from the sat center, janet reyes for channel six "action news". >> this investigation far from over. thanks, janet. man was critically injured this afternoon after he was shot in the port richmond section of the city this was the scene just before 1:00 o'clock along the 2900 block of martha street. detectives say that the victim was believed to be in his 30's, was shot once in the head, and once in the back. the victim was taken to temple university hospital where he remains in critical condition. the gunman remains on the loose. it is not yet clear whether wet roads played a part in the bad crash on main street in manayunk overnight. driver of this pickup truck lost control, went through a
fence, and flipped vehicle on to its side on the 3700 block. the driver was injured in the crash, but did not need to go to the hospital. he is known as the big piece, not only because he set a essential part of the phillies organization but also because he has given so much to the community, and the city of philadelphia. to daze ryan howard donned the phillies red and white pinstripes presumably for the last time. "action news" reporter catherine scott was there. >> number six, ryan howard. >> a roaring crowd greeted ryan howard as he walked on the field at citizens bank park this afternoon. he raised his cap to thank the fans, on the final day he suited up as a philadelphia philly. >> we had some good runs, didn't we? >> reporter: special pregame ceremony honored team veteran, only remaining member of the 2008 world series championship team. his wife crystal joined him on
the field. hall of famer mike schmidt presented him with the commemorative plaque, for howard it was hard to fight back the tears. >> my family has grown with all of you. >> reporter: for fans it what's motional as well, on the field howard has been a force, accolades include national league rookie of the year in 2005 and national league most valuable player in 2006. >> i appreciated everything he has done, giving us a world series championship. >> kind of emotional because he was one of my favorite phillies. it will be weird seeing him in the different uniform if he is playing next year. >> earned this. >> reporter: howard has given back to the community in many forms often to children, donating a library any south philadelphia for children who accepted a challenge to read more. the recently his foundation opened up a youth baseball academy. made these newlyweds day sweetener 2009 when he took a time to pose for pictures. >> i think he has helped a lot of people. very congenial. i think he is a good person,
god bless him. >> reporter: it can be hard and these phillies fans want to make sure ryan howard knows exactly what his contributions on the field, and off the field, have meant to the team and the city. it is hard to show his gratitude a player who captured the hearts of this city. at citizens bank park, catherine scott for channel six "action news". >> he will certainly one day be in the phillies wall of fame. >> great memories for phillies fans thanks to ryan hour. much more to come on "action news" a show of support for men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. also hundreds of rubber ducks fill water in this community in delaware and all for a great cause, we will slain. plus jeff skversky has more on ryan howard's career in sports when "action news" comes right back. approve this message.
of dickinson street. he died a short time later at penn presbyterian medical center. no further information has been released about this case. delaware county motorcycle club rode through streets of media to honor local police officers killed in the line of duty. sent tour yan motorcycle club hosted the law enforcement ride. motorcyclist and supporters gathered early at media's rose tree park, to honor the fallen. all proceeds go to the delaware county police memorial fund. runners and walkers came out for a different cause, annual race for hope began this morning. here are philadelphia's naval yard. it remembers and recognizes people hoff been diagnosed with brain tumors. so far the race has raised more than $800,000, for awareness and research efforts. meanwhile more than 2,000 people showed up this morning, at villanova stadium to raise money for and awareness about down syndrome.
today marked 15th annual buddy walk and family fun day. plenty of food, fun, even special appearances
by swoop and phillies fanatic. all proceeds benefit the down syndrome program at children's hospital of philadelphia which supports those with down syndrome along with their families all year round.
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jeff is here now with sports on an emotional day at citizens bank park. >> classy ceremony by the philadelphia phillies. they weren't able to do this with chase you the thely, jimmy rollins and carlos ruiz but for ryan howard they are giving him the proper send off. it is good bye to an era. ryan howard is a big piece of phillies history, their greatest first base man, former rookie of the year, mvp and, of course, world series champ. but all good things must come to an end and an emotional
good bye for ryan howard today. >> this city has a whole, manny want to thank you because i have grown with all of you. >> howard fighting back tears as phillies and fans honored him before his final game today, a thank you for 13 years, only mike schmidt has more home runs and rbi's in team history. lots of love today. >> howard getting standing ovations before every at bat in the film a begins the mets, howard goes zero for four, finishing the season .196 with 25 home runs with the fans showing their appreciation, howard gets a curtain call after his final at bat in the eighth and another in the ninth when phillies pull off from the feel. big hugs for the big piece. phillies win five-two but all of the talk, man of the hour,
one ryan howard. >> it has been a roller coaster, man, i will not lie. i really didn't know what to expect. you know what the organization was going to do. you know, how i was going to feel but you know, getting out there, seeing the people, seeing the different videos and everything just kind of of all came in and hit me all at once and it was great. it was great today. >> phillies are now expected to buy him out of his contract. sixers coach brett brown says it best, ben simmons going down is a punch to the stomach. brian colangelo does not have an exact timetable. he points to the joel embiid situation saying they will not rush him back to the court. sixers practicing without simmons for the first time today since he broke a bone in his right foot on friday. everyone, feels his pain. >> i feel, you know, very
badly for ben to be in a situation to start his career this way but, you know, this is an injury he should come back from and have a very successful and long career. >> there is nobody sadly that has had more experience dealing with injured draft picks then we have. >> so over the course of time, you learn how to best deal with it. >> it is tough punch for brett brown. carson wentz and eagles are in the bye week and back next sunday in detroit. looking to start four and zero for the first time since 2004 when they went to the super bowl. jordan matthews says he is ready to getting again with wentz. >> this guy isn't worried about, you know, what you know per se that the coaches are thinking. he wants to compete with himself. he wants to say okay, how do i become best carson i can be today. it has been a joy to go out there and practicing with him every day because he brings a
swagger. he brings a bounce. he is always excited. just great playing with him. >> more on the eagles and ben simmons and of course ryan howard on "action news" sports sunday at 11:45. former eagles star desean jackson wearing special cleats to raise awareness for social injustice. redskins facing brown, kirk cousins throws three touchdowns including this one in the fourth to chris thompson for the lead. washington wins 31-20. they are two-two. eagles face washington in two weeks. eagles fans, you'll love this bill belichick is upset, lesean mccoy and bills dominating patriots today. mccoy with the touchdown, in the first. bills win 16 to nothing. first time in 23 years patriots are shut out, at home. double header at dover today at rain washed out the race yesterday, sprint cup raise, martin truex junior wins for second time in three chase for the cup races. tony stewart is knocked out of contention, only seven races left as they fight for the
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moisture. at this hour we're dealing with mist, drizzlal cross delaware and lehigh valleys. it is certainly on the cool side because of the clouds, and all of that precipitation. sixty-five currently in philadelphia after a high today of just 67. fifty-seven up in the poconos. sixty-five in reading. at the coast in cape may, and, 07 in millville. satellite and action radar you can see why we have been unsettled for past several days. we have upper level low that is over great lakes and as we get into tonight, into tomorrow, this upper level low will finally start to move on off, to our north and east and that will allow for some late daze clearing, as we get into monday afternoon. the call from accu weather for rest of tonight we have got mist, drizzle over a mostly cloudy skies, areas of fog developing overnight dropping down to 56 in the suburbs and 59, in philadelphia for overnight low. here's future tracker six at 6:00 in the morning still a cloudy start to the day. give yourself some extra time for the commute because
visibility could be an issue early tomorrow morning with areas of patchy fog. that upper level low wants to disperse to our north and east and as it does so we will get in the sun breaks but we will also leave around a little bit of moisture for poconos and areas in south jersey and down to ac as well. call from accu weather tomorrow afternoon morning cloud, fog, a few afternoon sun breaks and high temperature of 76. seventy-three in allentown. seventy-three in cape may. over to the tropics keeping a close eye on matthew still a category four storm a major hurricane. the wind at 145 miles an hour as it is to the south of haiti and to the south of jamaica. you can see center of circulation here with convective activity. the showers and storms around the center of the storm. project path with matthew is moving to the northwest at 5 miles an hour, and moves to the north later on tonight and then coming very close to jamaica and haiti as we get into monday and it will continue on that northerly
jaunt and move to the north and west as we get into later this week and this is something still worth watching, as this approaches mid-atlantic region. some models have it to sea, some very close to our area. we will fine tune that forecast azamat use continues to information cast. accu weather forecast shows early clouds, then some sun high of 76. cloud will return by turse. drizzle does as well, high of 71. rather cloudy on wednesday, 69, and limited sunshine on thursday, it is a seasonal day at seven 16789 clouds and sun on friday, and a high temperature of, 74. showers are possible next saturday especially as we watch matthew get closer to our region so we will keep you posted on that, guys. >> nice to see sun again. >> thanks, melissa. abc world news sunday next here on channel six. "action news" returns at 11:00. for melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and the entire "action news" team, i'm walter perez. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock.
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welcome to "world news tonight." trump's tax bombshell. the leaked documents. nearly a billion in losses in one year. critics saying he's a tax dodger. his supporters calling him a genius. and trump setting up a nasty rematch one week from tonight. >> i don't even think she's loyal to bill, if you want to know the truth. bracing for disaster. a category 4 hurricane. a fragile island, facing life-threatening wind and rain. and this monster storm may be taking aim at the east coast. deadly crash course. new details tonight about what the engineer is telling investigators about the moment of impact. school bus scare. a school bus rolling over. students thrown across the aisle. and now the seatbelt debate reignited. and, colossal comebacks. from a one-handed interception,