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comedian drugged and molested her in 2004 and he said it was concsensua consensual. vernon odom has the very latest. >> rick and sara good day to you. dramatic developments here late this morning in the courtroom. the jury announcing they are deadlocked after 30 hours of deliberations. we heard from bill cosby's spokesperson a short time ago. >> this deadlock shows what mr. cosby has been saying for quite sometime that these charges are not true. >> the jury came from behind closed door to tell the judge they are deadlocked against all three counts and a bitter divide every since they started tuesday afternoon. the verbatim quote was we cannt
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come to a consensus. and the judge sent them back to resume deliberations and try to reach a verdict. >> sara those deadlocked deliberations resumed at this hour. but at 12:30 that is generally the time the jury took a one hour break nor lunch. no formal announcement from judge o'neil's courtroom so far about that. live in norristown, vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." thank you. and our coverage of the cosby trial continues online at we'll bring you the verdict if and when the jury reaches one live on the air when it happens. and the live reports from the courthouse continues on "action news" at 4:00. also, developing at this hour. the tragic shooting rampage in alexandria, virginia that targeted members of congress is reviving familiar arguments on restrictions on gun sales.
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thoughts and prayers continue for steve scalise he remains in critical condition. >> as we were trying to get to cover and he fired more shots at least two shots and scalise was to my left. i saw him go down and i knew he was hit and he was hit low. >> gary palmer is one congressional members there when the shots rang out. they were practicing for a charity baseball game planned for tonight and that game is still happening. >> in the meantime former representative, gabrielle giffords and her husband are speaking out about the rampage. it's eerily similar to the assassination attempt six years ago that left giffords with a severe brain injury in arizona. they have become passionate advocated for gun control and bringing an end to the great divide. >> republicans and democrats need to work together understanding we are all in this
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together and we need to kind of join together to solve our nation's problems. >> meanwhile the shooter in virginia identified as james hodgkinson was shot by police and later died. his facebook page includes strong criticism of president trump and republicans. in other news a homicide investigation is underway in chester after a young man was shot this morning. chopper 6 hd was over the scene at 6th and tillman streets at 10:00 a.m. police say an adult male was shot multiple times and taken to the hospital where he died. police believe there may have been more than one gunman. turning to the forecast and accuweather says today is the pick of the week, bright sunshine and more comfortable temperatures as we look live from sky 6 hd showing you a pretty picture of the ben franklin bridge and get out and enjoy the day and don't forget the sunscreen.
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meteorologist, david murphy, who never forgets the sunscreen outside on the terrace. with all the details many pick of the week? >> i wear that sunscreen religiously. we have a few high clouds here and there and the pick of the week because the humidity is down. you see cloud cover out there and at times you see a clouds and sun mix more than what we have right now in the city. we have 79 degrees in philadelphia but fairly warm up at central park in new york city 74 and down the pike in washington 83 a bit more humid down south in washington and richmond and not here, 8 miles per hour and that is about it. and some spots down south cape may county and southern delaware may still feel like they are on the humid side but not as bad as the last couple of days and philadelphia not humid at all. maybe this is in your mind? you may want to head out this
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afternoon and hit the range or go to the park with the kids. low human in most of the riks and philadelphia nice 81 by 2:00 and 6:00, 78 degrees and a little golfing for those of you that do. and today's high is 82 around the average high of 83 and well off the record high of 100 and you see the overnight low on target 64 degrees and tonight we cloud up a bit and it's still not all that humid. rick and sara things change and we cloud up and get showers. the humidity really coming roaring back and temperatures start to rise again, enjoy today while you got it, things change if a hurry and sunscreen and a cool drink. prime minister theresa may ordered a full public inquiry into the high rise investigation into london fire. where at least 17 people were killed early yesterday.
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molly hunter has the latest. >> reporter: as the inferno blaze escaping from these tall floors seemed unimagine be and now the first video from inside. >> we are stuck on the 21st floor. hello too many people stuck upstairs. >> the fire spreading 30 minutes from the fourth to the 24 and story and now many still missing and unaccounted for. >> we are angry, the locals are angry, this could have been prevented. people are looking for their children and it's so unfair. >> and many still hopeful. >> there is hope for me that my uncle is somewhere in the hospital and they have not identified him yet but my gut feel is no. >> the brigade saying this is a recovery operation no longer a search and rescue operation, dozens remain in the hospital and the death toll is expected
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to rise. i can confirm that the number of people that have died is now 17. we do believe that that number will sadly increase. drones overhead to gain visibility into the top floors because much of the building is not safe enough for investigators or firefighters to enter. >> we'll utilized some specialist dog teams to go through the building and surrounding area looking for identification of people. >> and teresa may paying her respect to the victims and city firefighters. >> firefighters are still at work in the building behind me but until the investigators get inside the real scope of this tragedy is unknown. >> back here a notorious area in the kensington section is a haven for the homeless and heroin addicted is slated for a cleanup. today philadelphia and conrail signed an dream to clean and
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secure the property surrounding the railroad track there's, an estimated 500,000 to a million syringes have been dumped there. the effort is more about just clearing the dangerous debris. >> while conrail works to maintain and clean their property we will help the individuals that frequent the individuals that are on the track tracks. the work should be completed by the end of the july. a vietnam tribute is on display in chester county. the helicopter was says courted to the helicopter museum in westchester this morning. a mixed media sculpture from a helicopter that serveds an air ambulance during the vietnam war. it was shot down in 1969 and dead waited to the more than 2 million americans that served in vietnam. more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, the father of the
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american college student that was released from north korea in a coma speaks out. and a mowing mission across the united states hear how this started with one random act of kindness. that and much mr. when "action news" comes right back. if you have medicare parts a and b and want more coverage, guess what? you could apply for a medicare supplement insurance plan whenever you want. no enrollment window. no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company.
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a man and woman stole a police cruiser and went on a high speed chase. and it's unclear how they were stolen and both pursuits came to an end when the cruisers crashed at two separate locations. an officer following the stolen vehicles also crashed. police arrested both drivers and no word yet on injuries. a followup on otto warmbear the college student released from north korea. he was in a coma and the family gave an update this morning. >> i knelt down by his side and i hugged him. >> wearing the same jacket his
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son wore while being interrogated in north korea. his father speaks for the first time since otto came home. >> we went 15 months without a word from or about otto. >> they learned last week their son has been in a coma for more than a year. >> north korea is a pariah regime and we don't believe what they say. >> he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for allegedly trying to steal a political poster at a hotel. >> warmbear's release comes after secret talks from the u.s. and officials in norway. >> we received a nice phone call from president trump. warmbear's credits the current administration for his release. they let him go for humanitarian reasons and they claim that warmbear fell into the coma
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after contracting boxlism and taking a sleeping pill but they say they do not know yet what caused the coma and that he is in stable condition but suffered a severe neurological injury. we'll hear more from his doctors this afternoon. a young man is on a 50 state grass cutting mission spreading the mission of giving back. rodney smith mows lawns for those in need. the graduate student cuts grass and inspires people to make a difference if their communities. >> back in 2015 i saw an older man cutting his grass and he looked like he was struggling and i decided to cut grass for the seniors and veterans. more than 100 young people nationwide have volunteered to cut grass and help other.
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>> he just completed his 49 and state alaska and heads to hawaii. nothing keeps rocky down, the statue is back open to the public. the statue and area surrounding it was closed since the end of the may so improvements could be made and since that time tourists could not take pictures with attraction. and one class in delaware today the kids left with a huge good-bye. students at thurgood marshall school in bear filed out of the front door with lots of cheers, the tradition on the final day of school and they got on their buses and made loops around the parking lots as teachers waived good-bye. that is the way to end the school year. >> i wish we left work every day like that. still ahead another check of your accuweather forecast. sky 6 hd showing you clear skies over center city meteorologist
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david murphy when we come right back.
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a rescue to save two beach goers was caught on camera. some surfers helped out as well. geotells the story from rock away beach in new york. >> panic on the shore watch this cell phone video showing the dramatic rescue of two people stuck in rib currents in danger of drowning but an nypd police officer happened to be there. officer billy heard screaming from the beach and stripped off his belt and gun and jumped into the water and realized it was more than one swimmer he enlisted the help of four nearby surfers. >> i said we got you, everything will be fine. >> i panicked and i thought i'm
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going to drown, i'm going to drown. he saved my life and my kid's life. >> if you get caught up in a rip current don't stream directly to the the shore swim parallel to the shore and get out of of it first. >> you know honestly the rip currents in some cases are not much wider than this desk if you swim 10 or 20 feet to the side you can get in. up in new york they have bad problems because of the orie orienttations of the beach is tifrn than ours. right now it's not on the radar but take a look at double scan live radar, we do have precipitation free conditions and as you look outside we have chopper 6 hd flying over the commodore barry bridge earlier and we managed to escape from
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beneath in clouds from earlier this morning and we look at fairly sunny conditions across the region and it's possible a few more clouds whip down from the north this afternoon. and 78 degrees currently and it feels comfortable out there. winds south-southeast at 8 miles per hour a little bit a breeze and there are clouds to the north and south if they do spill through its a clouds and sun mix for us. but generally speaking we are looking at generally light conditions with the humidity levels on the low side and one exception is cape may and dover and in through here it's humid and the rest of the region is doing better. 80 is the high in allentown and same in trenton and lancaster and down the shore low to mid-70s this afternoon. little bit cooler down by the beach. as we go down philadelphia 82 and the high hits at 3:00 and 81 degrees by 4:00 and it looks like we zip down a bit by
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evening and 68 by 10:00 tonight. speaking of tonight if you have plans to head to the ballpark comfortable and low humidity and partly sunny skies and nice and down to the upper 60s by the ninth inning and hopefully the phils get the w against the tough red sox. tomorrow a change, a warm front coming at us. still warm with a high of 80 and as the front pushes through an uptick in the human and instability and thunderstorms and behind that hazy hot and humid by the weekend. in terms of tipsation 5:30 in the morning karen rogers and i will be on air in the morning the possibility of a shower showing up on radar and better chance later in the day and perhaps into the afternoon and the latest model run has downpours and even thunderstorms mixed in. and 6:00 more of the same not raining everywhere but a chance for you to see this. that continues on throughout the evening. and the position of these storms
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is not necessarily carved in concrete as the models dance around with the location. you get the idea at time a chance of a shower or downpour. and seven-day forecast nice and 72 tomorrow and 80 degrees is the high and higher humidity and shower or thunderstorm and it gets really humid on saturday, sunday and monday. each of these days we see scattered showers and thunderstorms and when they hit and the humid air mass. 86 is the saturday high and 90 for father's day and monday 86 and a better chance of downpours here as the cold front is coming in and starting to take a bite out of that warm and humid air in place. as the front gets out of here on tuesday the humidity drops again and we get into a comfortable pattern, 84 and nice on tuesday and 87 wednesday. >> thanks david. >> in wisconsin teenagers are looking for a summer job and
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jumping at the chance to deliver the mail. candidates are trialing out for six spots to jump off the boat and put mail in the mailbox and jump back into the boat without falling in the water before the boat passes. some make it and some fall into the water. the boat is running every summer since 1916. philadelphia zoo a hot destination for the break this season is becoming the coolest spot if the city. cecily tynan gives us the snowy forecast at the zoo in fyi philly. >> i feel like a kid whenever i come here. philadelphia is always a hot destination with more than 1300 animals to visit. >> it gives you the opportunities to give you amazing experiences. this summer the heat give ways to the brand new exhibit winter. >> this is real snow we are creating an interactive frozen
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tundra. a 220 foot slope called snow leopard slope. after the guests cool down they can meet the newest animal, a baby gorilla born on june 2nd. >> it's super fun for both of them watching them grow up together. >> and tulle the orangoutang is expecting a baby this summer and wings of asia will get you up close and personal with exotic birds. >> it's a beautiful environment. you are up close and personal.
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erin wallenda successfully hung by her teeth from a
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helicopter over niagara falls this morning. the 36-year-old mother of three was intentionalered to a hoop suspended from a helicopter 300 feet above the water after performing a few acrobatic maneuvers she hung twice by her teeth with the use of a mouth guard and upside down by her toes for a few seconds. by the way it was sponsored by polydent. >> that is what you do when you are a daredevil. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows dry and low humid today and low 80s in the northern and western suburbs and the central area also lower humidity and comfortable out there. warm enough for cool drinks you can see but not too bad a breeze and down the shore especially as you go down to sea isle city and down to dover it's more humid in those spots and temperatures in the 70s. not bad. >> thank you. we continue to follow the
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breaking news out of norristown where the jury came back in the bill cosby and told the the judge they were deadlocked. they told the judge they could not come to an agreement on any of the three counts and the judge told them to continue to deliberate. and our coverage of this trial will continue on the air and online on "action news" beginning at 4:00. >> that will do it for "action news" at noon. for david murphy, sara bloomquist i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon we'll see you later. millions of you are online right now,
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