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news" is the violent day in delaware county and the search under way for the gunmen responsible. >> the first shooting happened just before 8 o'clock a block away from chester high school. by 12:30 police were called to four scenes including were one that sent officers scrambling for cover. dann cuellar has the latest. >> a 35-year-old man is accused of using a camera on his shoes to take inappropriate pictures of women. jeffrey wilson was spotted suspiciously following a woman and her daughter at a shop rite in upilton. investigation police found wilson was using a hidden camera attached to his shoe to tphotake of female shoppers. police want to know if there are more victims. if you have any information please call hamilton police. >> traffic on southbound 295 was a tough go this afternoon a t square road exit shutting down
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all lanes for a time. no injuries were reported. the cause of the crash still under investigation tonight. camden is continuing its push to demolish vacant and abandoned buildings in the city. officials want to get rid of these eyesores to pave the way for redevelopment. nora muchanic has an update on the efforts to rid camden's neighborhoods of polite. >> reporter: heavy equipment is demolishing an old medical office on the 1200 block of kaighn avenue in camden's gateway neighborhood. the city is using a 3 million-dollar state loan to clear away vacant and abandoned commercial properties like this. >> we're struggling and working hard to rebuild camden and so this is a step forward to clear this site that will hopefully attract development to this particular site. >> this building has been like this for several years now and we're trying to bring some new businesses here to the city. >> reporter: in the last year and a half the city has knocked down about 600 vacant houses. what officials call the largest demolition project in state history.
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phase three of the program focuses on vacant commercial buildings. police say all of these abandoned structures are magnets for crime. >> we're eliminating places for prostitutes to go. we're eliminating the places for them to stash their drugs or to sell drugs. we had fires because they were in there doing the dru it just untracts the indesirables to your community. >> reporter: reverend anderson built new affordable homes behind his church when a row of abandoned houses was knocked down several years ago. he hopes to put more in the lot where this building is being demolished. >> we put 10 homes up and put homeowners in the homes. the crime dropped by 80 percent within a year. >> this is going to give opportunity to build structures, new structures. >> it does give more opportunity for development. that is a good thing. >> reporter: officials say these commercial demolitions are another important step in the ongoing effort to turn camden around. in camden, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news."
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>> delaware governor john carney signed a bill banning dog breed discrimination in the first state today. house bill number 13 says dogs may not be held as "potentially dangerous or dangerous by animal control enforcement just because of their breed." supporters say the responsibility of the behavior of a dog lies with its owner not with a breed. more than 20 other states have outlawed dog breed discrimination. >> now to the accuweather forecast and the weekend everyone was hoping for over memorial day last week. meteorologist cecily tynan is live outside with more on the sun and store for our region's first weekend in june looking nice. hm, seals. >> -- cecily. >> it started on wednesday mostly sunny skies, 80. today matching the normal high for this time of the year of 79 degrees. good amount of sunshine, little bit on the breezy side and we have been seeing a few spotty isolated showers o.
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satellite and radar showing we started the day with sun. with a weak cold front moving in a boundary it is producing some of those clouds and again a spotty brief shower. they will be moving out very quickly and this evening for our friday night it's going to be very comfortable. enjoy it. partly cloudy after an isolated shower, 74 degrees by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock 69. 11 o'clock still 67 degrees. overnight lows down to 57 degrees and the weekend is not going to be complete orange completely perfect it bit will be pretty nice. we do start the day tomorrow with some showers in the morning. late on saturday, some areas especially north of philadelphia will see some showers but in between those batches of showers it will be very pleasant. i'll have more details on that including race weekend in dover and also the shore coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> sounds good. thank you cecily. allentown family is offering a reward tonight for the return of a beloved stuffed animal. little four-year-old kayla
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elizabeth was carrying hir favorite stuffed dog maggie through atlanta georgia's airport last month when she left it at the gate. well maggie once belonged to her mom. it was her mom's favorite toy, too. and hasn't been seen since. the heirloom dog was last wearing a dress with reindeer print as seen in the picture. a hundred dollars is being offered by the family for its safe return. >> philadelphia firefighters spent the day educating families on the importance of fire safety. they went door to door along the 2500 block of north water street in kensington making sure everyone home was equipped with working smoke detectors. they installed first alert smoke alarms wherever they were needed. in the last few weeks there have been several deadly fires in the city. >> from the court to the garden members of the 76ers were busy today. 250 sixers and employees volunteered to revitalize camden's children garden. they did that landscaping. they took a break and were treated to a show by the sixers entertainment team.
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it was part of the philadelphia 76ers project 76. all sixers employees do pledge at least 76 hours of community service every year and the garden looks beautiful. >> sure does. very nice. >> time for a check of our "action news" traffic report on a friday night. >> let's bring it over to matt pelman to see what's rolling out there. >> speaking of 76, community on the schuylkill expis jamming heading towards the walt whitman bridge. delay continues across the bridge onto 42 southbound but at least our broken down vehicle here by 130 in the southbound lanes is gone. now it's just normal friday afternoon volume in combination with shore traffic. speaking of which if you're traveling farther along on the a.c. expressway i wanted to check the speeds at the garden state parkway in the ongoing work zone there. they're in the low 60's. not too bad not like last friday before memorial day. if you're headed to lbi via 72 watch out for a crash involving an overturned vehicle in chatsworth near 563. i would continue on 70 up top instead. checking in with 95 had a
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broken down vehicle here in the northbound lanes by the betsy ross bridge. that's gone. still delayed and headed southbound our crash approaching broad street has also cleared but still heavy there as you head toward tonight's phils game. still seeing regional rail delays. we have been all day. now it's overhead wire problems on the warminster and lansdale doylestown lines. those lines are both running a half hour behind and the cynwyd line isn't running at all. you're on the buses instead for the next week because of construction. we'll check it again rick and monica, in the next half hour. >> all right see you then. thank you matt. >> back now to that chaotic day in chester. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is lie live at chester police. they have just identified a teen who was shot and killed on his way to school. >> dann what's the latest. >> reporter: well, guys, there's no question that the city of chester is under siege with unending gun violence. four incidents so far today and one shots were fired at police in another a 16-year-old who was on his way to school was shot dead in his tracks. he is now identified by police
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as 16-year-old zion abdullah a football player at chester high school. the gunman is still being sought. he's believed to be another youth. while this was going on and while they were investigating three other incidents broke out, gun violence. one in which shots were fired at police. gunshots were exchanged but no one was injured. that man was taken into custody. these last three incidents are not believed connected to the first. exasperated with all the gun violence the chief of police say they arrested more than 2,000 people last year and they just cannot arrest their way out of this. he says despite assistance from state police upon the district attorney's officers o-things will not change here until the mind-set of gun violence changes: we will have more on this developing story later on on "action news." for now live here at chester police headquarters, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news." back to you guys. >> all right dann, thank you. >> much more still ahead an "action news" at 5:00 tonight. more reaction to america's exit from the paris climate
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accord coming up at 5:30 the leaders across the country and around the world who say they are taking a stand against climate change regardless. but first... >> i'm not afraid of donald trump. he's a bully. >> comedian kathy griffin speaks out after that controversial photo shoot she did. how she is now laying blame on president trump and the first family when "action news" returns. >> ♪♪
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>> comedian kathy gr thisal photo showing her holding a bloodied head resembling president trump which we have changed so you don't see the graphic nature. griffin who has apologized for that photo is doubling down on her attack against theshe says mr. trump and his family are in fact has ver happened e country. which is that a sitting president of the united stateshis grown children a the are p feel personally trying to ruin my life forever. forever. attorney said the comedia received death threat sinceto was published. according to griow tigation as well by the secret service. >> musicians and celebrities are beginning to arrive in england to take part in sunday's benefit for the families of that manchester arena attack. today prince william met with police officers who responded to the attack which left 22 people dead t ariana grande will headline sunday's show. she had just finished performing when a suicide bomber detonated his device near the arena's exit. abc is privileged to
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broadcast the benefit show in its entirety here in the u.s. that begins at 2:00 on our sister station free form. lovehesterir 6abc sunday night. the one hour special will air after the nba finals and a at 11:00. >> the country's unemployment rate continues to slide despite weaker hiring numbers in may. according department the unemplo rate down to 4.3 percent the lowest it's been in 16 years. 138,000 jobs were added last month. ts say mre in fact running out of ied workers to than expected jobs report did street fromurthero end this weak wow 59, s & p 500 gaining nine.ts oyees a chance t whilework onaye.ow in the t workers whert their regular shifts.anda wal-mart has stores within 10 miles of 90 percent of the u.s. population. in other words wal-mart is everywhere. the service has been tested at two stores in new jersey and
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one in arkansas. >> the secret service has relaxed its policy on marijuana in hopes of growing the agency. previously applicants to the secret service were disqualified for using pot more than a certain number of times. now candidates will still be considered based on the last time they used marijuana and the length of time between then and their application for the secret service. the secret service by the way has 6500 people on staff. they hope to expand to 10,000 staffers in the next eight years. >> a tiny flower seed can go a long way. that was the idea behind the forget me not days fundraiser held today in olde city. for 15 years banker lives and colonial penn have been raising funds. they handed out packets of flower seeds. the seeds represent the more than 5 million americans living with alzheimer's. to date the group has raised more than $4 million for the association. >> very nice. >> children's hospital of
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philadelphia came into some money and it is passing along the wealth to a good cause. on "good morning america"'s show me the money the hospital revealed it recently learned of more than $91,000. [cheers and applause] that the state was holding. they decided to earmark those funds for their national violence prevention initiative. that includes an anti-bullying program in city schools. >> we're going to be able to help schools with bullying prevention programs to provide consultation and services to build better communities and schools. >> one in 10 pennsylvanians does have unclaimed property with the state treasury. it's worth checking out. >> uh-huh. it's that time of year when the weather causes your lawn to grow out of control perhaps t what happens when you can't rely on your brand new lawnmower? >> tonight the "action news" troubleshooters help a senior citizen who had that exact problem. >> grass half cut,.
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>> after his lawnmower broke four times in one month ray baumann had had enough. don't miss how our troubleshooters got some action for him tonight only on "action news" at 11:00. the best food at amazing prices, giant.
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healthier choices. aramark seemed up with the american heart association to bring nutrition and cooking classes to community centers in low income neighborhood. >> ali gorman attended their classes and join us with details. hi. >> hi. i took one of the good classes it was a chopped salad day. the goal of the campaign is to improve the health of americans by 20 percent by the year 2020. the class i went to was all about making a healthy colorful salad. >> now you come from the top down. >> aramark chef charles explains knife and food safety and how to make a healthier salad to a captive audience at the new pathways community center in north philadelphia. >> all of these vegetables tossed together in the salad are going to become, you know, beautiful in their own right. >> the class is part of the feed your potential 365 campaign. >> there's maybe a misconception that healthy food doesn't taste good or fruits and vegetables don't taste good. >> the goal is to clear
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confusion and teach people how to live healthier especially in under served neighborhoods andrea powell a mother of three says the class inspired her to make more nutritious salads for her and her family. >> to be colorful with the salads. i kind of stayed with the plane lettuce and onions, stuff like that so just to kind of be more colorful. >> the series also covers healthy grocery shopping on a budget. anne says the pilot program last year showed proven results. >> we found that participants increased their fruit and vegetable consumption nearly 70 percent and their whole grain consumption nearly 50 percent. >> the lime juice also acts as a natural flavor enhancer. >> chef charles focuses on heads of households so they can pass on healthy habits. he uses whole foods and natural sees anyone for optimal nutrition. >> and this is our plate. >> in the end salads were judged on creativity, health
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and taste. and the campaign is at several community centers in philadelphia and also several other cities. information on healthy shopping and cooking is available to everyone online and we have that link on >> and it was good, hm. >> it was good. >> all right. >> yes. >> thanks for samples. >> are i enjoyed them. [laughter] >> rubbing it in now. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of the forecast. >> looking live outside sky6 hd showing you dillworth park on a friday night. meteorologist cecily tynan has your weekend forecast from accuweather when "action news" continues in a moment. >> ♪♪
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>> time for accuweather. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has been doing a friday dance. >> it's friday. >> the friday dance. >> yeah. >> i can't help it. >> all right he'll. -- elaine. >> looking at live sky6 in cape may and seeing all the sunshine. folks out there enjoying the beautiful day. that being said a little bit farther to the north lbi there is an isolated shower moving through right now. no lightning with this. just a brief isolated shower with a weak front that's pulling through and we will be dealing with a few more showers tomorrow morning. but today was a beautiful day and we have plenty of time still to enjoy it. the sun will be setting at
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8:24. the latest in the year that the sun will be setting is on june 27th, 8:34 and then by august 13th, the sun already setting earlier at 8 o'clock. so enjoy the evening. it's beautiful. philadelphia right now 78 degrees. our high so far 79. which is the average high for this time of the year so right on target. allentown 77. cape may with that wind off the bay a little bit cooler, 71. the atlantic city airport 77 and wilmington 78. satellite and radar showing we started the day with sunshine, light winds but with this weak disturbance pulling through the winds picking up more cumulus clouds bubbling up as well but this system continues to move out. so any brief shower this evening will give way to partly cloudy skies. should be a beautiful night. 57 in philadelphia. 55 in dover. 57 in cape may. allentown dropping down to a seasonably cool 49. future tracker showing tomorrow morning there's another disturbance moving through and this one is a little bit stronger. it's around 9 o'clock we will be looking at a band of
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generally light showers from philadelphia on northward. as it sinks to the south it really just falls apart and then by the afternoon the sunshine is back, a very comfortable day. down the shore when you wake up in the morning there will be a few clouds around. the sunshine is back by the afternoon. you'll be getting pretty much a land breeze tomorrow so 72 degrees. philadelphia a morning shower and sunshine by lunchtime 77. the poconos if you get any showers it will be very early probably before day break and plenty of sun with a high of 67. so the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow a few showers in the morning sunshine is back a comfortable day little bit cooler than today. 77 degrees. on sunday, i'm tracking a warm front that will move in. that will bring us warmer air 82 a little bit more humid with some showers developing late in the afters like the best chance of that will be north of philadelphia and then monday very unsettled. keep the umbrellas close. some showers perhaps some gusty thunderstorms, 82. tuesday cools off to 71, some scattered showers. wednesday cool, 71 but temperatures will climb
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later in the week.alk more about that in the seven-day forecast. come on guys do a little friday dance. come on. >> oh, there's monica. [laughter] >> during a commercial. quick break. more news when we come right back. >> that's okay, your turn.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news" at 5:00 continues with news of a dramatic rescue from the assunpink creek. jean covington and her son emanuel tell "action news" they heard screaming coming from below. >> we heard this guy down here yelling help, help, help and i'm looking, i don't see anybody. and we spotted him and he went down and held him out of the water because he kept falling out. he had busted his head. >> he was like help, help. so i ran down there and he hit his head. i got him out the water. >> how about that terrific heroes. when rescue crews arrived they hoisted the man into an ambulance. he appeared to drift in and out of consciousness. it's not clear how he ended up in the water or what his condition is tonight but those
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two are heroes. now to the latest on that chaotic day in chester. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live for us at chester police. >> the county just identified that teen who was shot and killed today on his way to school dann, hm? >> reporter: that's right rick. the bloodshed continues here in the city of chester seemingly. another incident broke out and then another and then another. four so far today t even one in which shots were fired at police. and then in another a 16-year-old on his way to school gunned down dead in his tracks. he is identified as 16-year-old zion abdullah, a football player at chester high school. >> the entire chester community is that devastated by this tragic news. >> reporter: the reaction from the superintendent of the chester-upland school district. this after word that a 16-year-old on his way to class at chester high school was gunned down nearby at tenth and fulton. >> this wasn't just an act of violence against a student, it was an act of violence against
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a whole community and w cannot stand for it. >> reporter: that happened at 7:50 this morning. then at 9:18 another shooting between men in two cars at ninth and kerlin. that left a man in a mercury grand marquis hospitaunshot wounds. as police investigated both of these incidents believed unrelated the high school was on lockdown os a -- as precaution. >> we're going give the all clear at 10:45. then there was a call for shots fired around 10:57. >> reporter: then at 12:28 this afternoon police were attempting to stop a man with a gun when gunshots were exchanged. >> subject leveled a weapon at a police officer who went to stop him saw him with a gun in his hand. there was brief foot pursuit. then shots were fired. >> reporter: no one was hurt and the man was taken into custody. police think the second, third and fourth incidents may be connected. from officials today a desperate plea for help in ending the onslaught of violence. >> it's more important than ever that the people of chester come together to help us end
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this. >> reporter: the chief here is clearly exasperated. he says last year they arrested over 2,000 people and still the gun violence continues. he says things will not change here until the people of chesterinally say is enough. live at chester police headquarters i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news." >> all right dann, thank you nor report. in other news tonight president trump's announcement that the united states was leaving the paris climate accord received swift and mostly negative reaction from that leaders all across the world. despite the blow back, the president maintains his decision was based solely on the interests of the american people. abc's janai norman is live in washington tonight with more on that. >> reporter: well, rick, leaders across the country and around the world are continuing to speak out against the president's decision and reaffirming they'll continue to support the paris climate agreement regardless. climate change real or hoax? >> global warming and -- a lot of it's a hoax its a hoax.
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i mean at money making industry okay. >> reporter: president trump with a firm stance on the campaign trail and although the white house says his stance has evolved epa director scott pruitt not saying today whether the president believes the science. >> yes or no does the president believe that climate change is real and a threat to the united states? >> you know what's interesting about all the discussions we had for the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue. is paris good or countr defending trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement signed by nearly 200 countries to fight climate change saying it would hurt the american economy and criticizing is the worldwide outrage. >> the world plained when we joined paris. you know i i think they applecause they knew it country at an economic a disadvantage. >> i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh not paris inch the mayor of pittsburgh speaking out dozens of american mayors and business leaders
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vowing to comply with the paris climate accord. >> pittsburgh's the example of what is really at the heart of the paris agreement and how a city that was facing economic collapse was able to come back through innovation and change.eople have climate skeptic or a climate denier. i don't know what it means to deny the climate. i would say that there are climate exaggerators. >> reporter: as oklahoma's attorney general scott pruitt formally spewed the protection agency that he now runs. and the president's budget proposes cutting for the epa nearly in half of the reporting live from washington, janai norman channel6 "action news." rick back to you. >> thank you. overseas president vladimir putin scoffedd at allegations of russian meddling in u.s. elections and accused the democrats of trying to shift blame for their defeat. he even liked the accusations against russia to antisemitism. during a panel discussion at saint petersburg economic forum putin said claims of
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russian interference in the u.s. elections contained "nothing concrete, only assumptions." when asked about the fingerprint ip addresses allegedly belonging to russian hackers putin said those could have easily been rigged and couldn't stand as credible evidence. putin also called the idea of any collusion between the two countries "some sort of hysteria." >> eyewitnesses say man armed with an assault rifle and gasoline barged into a casino at resorts world in manila the philippines when the robbery and attack were over, 35 people were dead. police say the gunman filled a backpack with more than $2 million worth of casino chips, then started setting the gaming tables on fire. the victims died of smoke inhalation not gunfire. in fact, many of them were found in a bathroom where they had gone to try to hide from the gunman. the suspect was later found dead at a neighboring hotel in an apparent suicide. authorities believe he was a robber not a terrorist.
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the trump administration petitioned the supreme court to allow trump's travel ban to go into that effect. it blocks foreign nationals from six muslim majority countries from entering the u.s. a federal judge decided in march that part of the ban likely violates the u.s. constitution. the fourth circuit court of appeals affirmed that judge it's decision last month. in its filings the white house asked the nine u.s. supreme court justices to look at the ban and consider the legality of the executive order. in world news tonight with david muir much more on the philippines casino attack and the travel ban as well as the pushback against the u.s. leaving the paris climate accord. you can watch all of that following "action news" at 6:00ly. >> back here a south jersey teenager is behind bars tonight accused of murdering a woman in hamilton last weekend. 18-year-old josé garcia was identified through surveillance video. authorities say he stabbed 48-year-old brenda garzio behind the 900 block of south broad street last sunday evening.
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officers rushed to the area after receiving calls about screaming and found her body. the motive for the crime is still unclear. garcia is now charged with murder. a new castle man was arrested on weapons and drug charges after parole officers conducted a probation check at his home. the officers went to check on 60-year-old earnest anderson at his home in the unit block of dallas road. investigators say they found a semi automatic gun with more than 70 rounds of ammunition as well as marijuana cocaine and drug packaging materials. he is free tonight on $10,000 bail. pap state police say a package containing illegal drugs may have been mailed to a delaware county catholic church. staff at saint cornelius parish in chadds ford say they opened mail addressed to monsignor gregory palante. they contacted police when they discovered what they believed to be illegal drugs. investigators florida and to release -- plan to release their findings on monday.
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>> the philadelphia union soccer fan club is the victim of theft. someone broke into the storage container in chester and stole $2,000 worth of commitment. containers in a lot near where the union play at talen energy stadium. the funds have been held to create the union team. a generator some new speakers and cables were all taken. if you have any information about it you're asked to call police. a suspected vehicle battery thief was caught this morning in southwest philadelphia. was pulled over here in the 9,000 block of island avenue. there were several batteries piled up in the back of the van. the batteries were stolen from a wal-mart in camden a1 of the stolen batteries had a tracking did he ever fifty five the suspect ran away but was quickly taken into custody. >> one more time this week let's check that "action news" traffic situation for you at
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all. >> see if we've improved from the last time. >> i'll try find a silver like. bottom line is it's still really jammed on most of our highways like the schuylkill expressway where it meets up with the vine street expressway. at this point the eastbound travel time is a little worse at 36 minutes which is more than0 minute delay. dave matthews is in concert is the mann music center tonight. it's going to be busy along montgomery and belmont and of course the phils are in town as well so people will be headed io south philadelphia. hopefully at least. couple accidents in montgomery necod wires. so a couple roads are blockf. township line in east norriton, skippack or germantown pike would be alternates and in whitpain by pierce phelps penllyn blue bell pike is closed off. walton road could be your alternate there. had a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound past valley forge. that's on the shoulder and much slower speeds are on the eastbound side headed towards norristown. in downingtown a nasty crash just 7 miles per hour around 322 and boot road there by the
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wawa. i would avoid that. it's a mess. stay over on quarry valley creek road as an alternate. over in chatsworth burlington county if you're headed to lbi along 72, vehicle flipped over so you want to avoid that area if you can and still half hour delays on the warminster and lansdale doylestown regional rail lines because of some equipment problems. rick and monica, despite all that, have a great weend. >> yes, we will. once we get home. thanks matt. >> if we get home. >> still to come on "action news" friday night what a day to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty i mean really dirty. that's exactly what they were doing if the city today. >> and they're simple pieces of clothing but could mean a big difference in the quality of life of folks on the street. a group of teens making sure their plenty of socks and shoes for the homeless. >> three beautiful sunny days in the 80's in a row but i am tracking a few showers over the weekend. details on the timing in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> jeff skversky with phillies eagles and a break down of
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>> it was a nice day to do gardening today. philadelphia police department employees spent the morning working on the flower boxes outside of headquarters.
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it was part of their annual beautification gathering. they raised all the money to buy the soil and colorful plants. this project was led by the security unit. >> jeff skversky here with sports and let's get the latest on our phils. not a great spring they've had. >> not at all. hopefully though it is june. >> it is a new month. >> new beginnings. >> yes, let's start fresh. let's pretend like the first two months didn't happen. after being a giant disappointment in the month of may, their worst may in nearly 90 years phillies looking to turn it around tonight against the giants. won't be starting tonight that guy, all-star center fielder odubel herrera benched for the third time in the last few games. he's done very little at the plate. only two hits in the last 25 at bats. pete mackanin looking to push the right buttons and get herrera going. >> if i had the answer to that, if i had a magic bullet to stop him from doing it i would have used it already. just a matter of each individual has to know how to get himself out of a slump.
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>> jerad eickhoff is on the mound looking for his first win. jason peters mia at ota's lane johnson is taking his lane on the line right now. very position he will inherit one day when peters time with the eagles is over. johnson is trying to work on his technique and get comfortable at left tackle. he's focusing on what he puts into his body. johnson says he's no longer taking supplements after last season's suspension and he's watching what he puts into his body as far as food intake. he wants to be leaner and lighter. >> biggest thing i did was clean up my diet. body fat is probably around 14 15 percent at 325. it's the best i've been. really eating clean cutting out the fried foods junk foods sugar. that's really helped me the most. >> lebron james and the casts cavs -- cavs beat up last night in lebronere before. he's lost seven of his eight
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game one appearances and james he still has three nba rings. if he'll add to his collection they'll have to come from behind against the golden state warriors. last night they lost by 22 to curry and the what warriors. curry scored 28 thanks to six 3's and the warriors believe they can be even better in game two. >> focus on what's in front of you. win one game. now we look to sunday to try to do it again. we've been here before and know there's a lot of work left to do so, good start. >> you can say that again. they are 13 and o in this playoff. game two sunday right here on 6abc coming up at 8 o'clock. golden state will try to take a two-nothing sears lead for the second straight year. deja vu down the shore in the l pga. anna nor request in -- norquist
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shot seven under par. she's looking to become the first three-peat champion down there. beautiful site lines down the shore. >> all right. >> thank you jeff. >> have a nice weekend. >> you too. >> thank you. >> the group teenagers in charge is on a mission. through june 10th, they are holding a sneakers and socks drive. these new heights will be given to teens at several homeless shelters. there are 16 gap stores in the area where you can drop off donations you want to make and the kids will get their new socks and shoes at a big party june 13th. >> ♪♪ igabit connection. superfast internet at an incredible price. with speeds up to 940 megs. that's 20x faster than most people have. and, it's just $79.99 a month online for 1 year. and only $5 more per month for the second year. get fios gigabit connection for $79.99 with tv hbo for 1 year and multi-room dvr
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>> it was a day of cops helping kids if center city today. philadelphia police officers took part in a fundraising effort for pal the police athletic league. officers were joined by volume materials from the city's real estate community to solicit donations on center square on market members of boma building owners and manager's association joined police to raise almost a quarter of a million dollars and this is the ninth year for the pal fundraiser. >> cecily is here with the accuweather forecast. it was looking a little rainy now it's getting better. >> we had a few scattered sprinkles. weak disturbance. a few more showers tomorrow morning. but most of the weekend should be pretty nice. >> if you're going to go running tomorrow i should wait until after --
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>> you won't melt you can run in the rain. >> i will melt. >> always finding an excuse. let's go to storm tracker6 live double scan and you can see that we do have one little isolated shower right now ohio river valley lbi. it's moving to the east pretty quickly north of beach haven. no light thing with this. this is just kind of a broken line of sprinkles but the rest of the region looking pretty nice. sky6 taking a look at philadelphia international airport where we have mostly sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures pretty close to where we should be for this time of the year, 78 degrees in philadelphia right now made it into the low 80's again third day in a row. allentown 77 trenton 75 cape may with that wind off the bay a little bit cooler 70 and wilmington 78. satellite6 along with action radar showing we've got an upper level low that's spinning north of quebec. that's what threw the disturbance through our region, very weak kind of picked up the winds brought a few isolated showers.
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nothing more than spotty shower. 49 in the suburbs 57 degrees for center city and taking you through the weekend we've got a.m. couple disturbances moving through. future tracker showing around 8:30 in the morning look at this line of showers from philadelphia up through the lehigh valley but as it sinks to the south it really just falls apart. so, by 1 o'clock, mostly sunny skies, a few lingering clouds along cape may and kent county and then the rest of the day will be rain free. heading into sunday, we start the day with loads of sunshine. it's kind of the opposite. as we head through the day some clouds bubbling up as a warm front moves in. looks like this will be north of philadelphia so the latest runs really keeping any showers well north of philadelphia, the poconos the lehigh valley so that's pretty good news if you're on the beaches for the weekend. down the shore tomorrow, a few morning showers an afternoon sunshine 72 degrees. sunday good amount of sun some clouds bubbling up in the afternoon with a high of 70
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and this is great news if you're heading to dover mix of sun and clouds, 77. with that latest computer model run taking out any mention of showers on sunday for the big race. should be great. partly sunny with a high of 81. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, a few morning showers tomorrow, then sunshine by the afternoon. temperatures a little bit cooler than today. 77. on sunday with that warm front, increasing clouds late in the day with the possibility of some late insures, again mainly north of philadelphia it will be warmer, more humid with a high of 82. monday getting pretty unsettled. still warm, 82 with a few showers and gusty thunderstorms. on tuesday we drop down to 74 degrees with occasional showers. it remains cool on wednesday with a high of 71, some showers -- [laughter] ,. >> what's so funny. >> i'm just giddy about this forecast. 77 and friday it will be seasonably warm with a high of 80 degrees. all in all a pretty nice
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forecast. makes you kind of giggle. >> is that what it is. >> when you're trying to walk here. >> you didn't drink your lunch. [laughter] >> more news after a quick break.
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donald trump, surrounded by former goldman sachs bankers. meet phil murphy another wall street banker running for governor whose firm helped trigger the financl meltdown that put millions out of work and out of their homes. murphy's trying to buy the election off new jersey bosses. my name's john wisniewski, and i'm running for governor of new jersey. john wisniewski, the son of a millwright, who uncovered the bridgegate scandal and exposed chris christie's corruption. the choice -- insider wall street politics or main street, new jersey values.
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lled plus the investi three othe for their the jerry sandusky scandal. and much more coming up next ator meteorologist adam josephime apody jeff skversky, monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rickliams. have a nic good night. >> g >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪♪ >> friar -- friday night. penn state announces new regulations for greek life on campus. police get specialized training on two wheels. the big story on "action news" tonight is a huer plea
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plea -- horribly violent day in chester. 16-year-old zion abdullah shot and killed on his wale to school. and three more shootings. law men think those three shootings may have been connected. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at chester high school but first vernon odom is at chester police. vernon police must still be trying to sort all this out. >> reporter:im but there have been dramatic developments in the last few moments. at this hour, chester police are holding three persons of interest in connection to today's four shooting incidents. they have surveillance video to help them and police have now confiscated two guns. this is a facebook picture of this morning's murder victim in chester. police now identify him as zion abdullah. the first shooting this morning occurred before 8 o'clock when the 16-year-old chester high school student was gunned down after some sort of altercation in the area of 11th and parker.
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