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>> take a look right now at the video shot by chopper6 less than 90 minutes ago as the storms started rolling in. of course we're keeping an eye on the dark skies as the storms make their way through our area. >> it is monday night and the big story on "action news" is the severe thunderstorm watch in effect for our viewing area tonight. >> let's go right to meteorologist adam joseph who is watching double scan radar right now. >> these storms packing a punch and bringing out that intense humidity that was with us all weekend long and we're now up to three homes struck by lightning, the latest in avondale pennsylvania as these storms now pressing into philadelphia county, severe thunderstorm warnings there until 5:15, also delaware county, gloucester county as well as camden county, southern parts of montgomery and bucks county with winds near 60 miles an hour and blinding rain at the height of the rush hour in center city and all points to the north and west and now into gloucester county as well. you can see the edge of that line now pushing over the ben franklin bridge and also the walt whitman bridge, so
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barnsboro 5 o'clock, richwood coming in at 5:01, gloucester city just after the 5 o'clock hour, tacony coming in at 5:03, collingswood right around 5:34, so those towns and times as that line continues to push to the east at nearly 45 miles an hour. not only lightning is a concern but also the intense rain with this. rainfall rates with these storms have been over two to three as much as 4-inches an hour, 4.3-inches per hour, so it is blinding rain as it passes through and we have an additional severe thunderstorm warning southern parts of new castle county as well as kent county down to woodside. this until about 4:00, 5:30 this morning. nasty cluster of storms, moving towards miles an hour today nah middletown nearly 150 lightning strikes in the last 15 minutes so this we'll have to watch for all of our delaware county watches here
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over the next 15 to 20 minutes. i bring in meteorologist melissa magee and this mag and s is a big storm engulfing most of the midatlantic. >> that's right. when you look at storm tracker double scan 3-d you can see the frontal boundary from new england back across the delaware and lehigh valleys and also for the rest of the midatlantic down into the virginias. so the line is sweeping eastward as we go throughout the rest of the evening hours and early nighttime hours as well. so, showers and storms in our northwest suburbs but eventually they're pressing into south jersey. so that severe thunderstorm watch, the watches have expired for allentown reading and lancaster because the line of showers and storms is starting to creep eastward but it does continue for our northwestern suburbs, the immediate ones in pennsylvania, the i-95 corridor also delaware and south jersey it stays up until 8 o'clock tonight. gusty winds and the possibility of hail a big concern. on top of that, we've got a flash flood warning. it stays up until 6:30 this evening for lehigh county. you can see for for lehigh
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bush kill and upper milford we've already seen up to 2-inches of rain so far and overall there's a flash flood watch posted for the majority of our region. so, we'll talk about what we can expect for the rest of tonight f line of severe showers and storms on the way a the biggest concern will be damaging wind gusts, flooding downpours and lightning and the possibility of a few isolated large hail concerns as well. coming up we're going to take a closer look at the forecast. monica. >> we're learninging into information about this weekend's deadly shooting outside a center city nightclub. tonight the victims' family says their loved one was the personal shot and killed. "action news" reporter bob brooks has details. >> we were all there. more than one person knows what happened. so, if you want to be safe, get that person off the street >> reporter: somehow retha found the strength to speak with her today.
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she is mourning the loss of her young nephew a young man she raised. he was the victim of last night's fatal shooting in systems it happened outside of the reserve lunch in the 700 block of arch street. she sis she can't believe her nephew is gone. >> another bright light blown out. he wasn't a candle he was a bright light. she sat reminisced with us about him. this is his college graduation picture from the indiana university of pennsylvania outside of pittsburgh. >> i couldn't afford books for him. he went to the library every day, every day and he got his work done. yes, he digit she says he volunteered his time and genuinely cared about others. >> he was a very inspiring young man. he's always been trying to do what's right. he's belonging to so many organizations. >> reporter: according to police, the young man was shot and killed after an argument escalated outside of the club.
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his aunt says this is the second boy she's raised to fall victim to gun violence. she can't bear another. or someone else having to go through it. >> please stop all the violence. i'm so tired of mothers crying and fathers crying. for what reason? what reason did you have to kill this gentleman? what reason? >> reporter: now we also want to make mention that in 2009, aireken was an intern at "action news." our condolences go out to his family. we're told at 7 o'clock tomorrow night at the scene his family is holding a memorial for him. for now reporting in center city, bob brooks channel6 "action news". >> a jury has just been selected for the corruption trial of philadelphia district attorney seth williams. this just in to us. more than 130 potential jurors were brought in from nine counties for the case. tonight 10 women and two men have been seated. today lawyers on both sides question the potential jurors about their and ability toartial verdict.
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williams faces 29 counts of bribery corruption and other crimes. he's pleaded not guilty to all charges. opening statements start tomorrow. >> well, today for the first time we heard from an alternate juror in the sexual assault case against bill cosby. meantime prosecutors are fighting a request by media outlets for the court to make the jurors' names public. "action news" anchor sarah bloomquist is live in our satellite send center with all of the day's developments. >> today this alternate juror in the cosby case gave an interview to a morning show on a classic rock station in pittsburgh. he told the radio show host he was ridiculously sick when he found out the seated jury could not reach a verdict. meantime montgomery county district attorney kevin steele has told the judge he opposes the court making the jurors' names public. two days after a judge declared a mistrial in the sexual assault case against bill cosby, mike mccloskey an alternate juror gave an
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interview to wdeb. he did not deliberate with the full jury but mccloskey heard all the testimony. his reaction when the jury told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked. >> oh, i was ridiculously sick because like i said i devoted two weeks of my life being sequestered in norristown, pennsylvania, which there should never have been a norristown. it's horrible. it's nothing there. >> reporter: cosby was charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. his accuser andrea constand says he drugged and violated her at his cheltenham home in 2004. jurors deliberated more than 52 hours before telling the judge they could not break their dead deadlock. >> which way one of leaned. >> i would have convicted based on the evidence i heard. >> reporter: mccloskey wanted to know how they were split but the business ride back to pittsburgh was in total silence. >> i thought there would be a lot of chatter on the bus ride home and nobody wanted to talk about it. it was complete silence. it was the craziest eerieest
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bus ride i've ever taken. >> reporter: prosecutors are fighting to keep the jurors' identities secret arguing in a motion today that releasing them would that result in a publicity onslaught and have a chilling effect on future jurors. on "good morning america" prosecutor brian mcmonagel was asked how americans should reconcile the two cosbys they've come to know. >> i would say to them presume innocence and trust the system. >> reporter: now the judge has scheduled a 3:00 p.m. hearing for tomorrow. news outlets including abc news will argue that the jurors' names should be released because they have an extraordinary public importance and the news outlets have a first amendment right to know. cosby's attorneys have now joined the district attorney in opposing the release of the jurors' names. live at the satellite center, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> thank you sarah. now a traffic alert that cop affect tens of thousands of commuters. dampen do the crews began surveying a busy stretch of the schuylkill expressway from the blue route to city avenue for until fixes that need to
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be made. it is a project that will stretch into the fall. penndot is asking drivers to plan ahead because delays are inevitable. "action news" reporter john rawlins has details from conshohocken. >> reporter: if you use the expressway midday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., be forewarned. this week could be slow going with frustratingly sluggish one lane traffic like this. the inconvenience needed to prepare for a $21 million resurfacing of the montgomery county portion of the heavily used i-76. a survey crew like this one was actually visibly inspecting the travel lanes looking for weak spots. >> they are marking out places where they need to patch or make some necessary repairs and the reason why they're doing it during the day is they don't want to miss anything. >> reporter: the daytime efforts from 10:00 to 2:00 expect to last until friday. then next sunday the action moves to nights with actual patching, milling and resurfacing. >> it will be a nighttime operation pretty much from 9 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning week nights
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and then a little bit later on the weekends. through october every single day and that's a the resurfacing part. >> reporter: to get to that new smooth surface drivers will have to deal with the day side first penndot trying to minimize backups it pulled the inspection crew briefly to let backup traffic flow in they were working eastbound around 476 and it backed up all the way to 202 and we made the call to pull them off for a little bit until traffic was moving again. >> reporter: the plan is for intermittent lane closings eastbound tomorrow between the blue route and city avenue much like it was today. westbound closings will come on wednesday and thursday. and closings will come in both directions on fridayly in and around the blue route interchange. in conshohocken, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> all right, speaking of traffic let's get a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. matt how was your weekend. >> it was good, thanks. definitely better than this guy's ride home this afternoon, monica and rick.
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what a bad time for the vehicle to break down as it's pouring in university city at least it was a minute ago. westbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway giving us problems here near university avenue disabled vehicle taking out the right lane so jammed westbound as you come away from passyunk at this point. just pouring here in northeast philadelphia but it looks like our accident is finally gone from the northbound lanes approaching academy. still though a slow go as you come north of bridge street up to that earlier accident scene. the overheated car now cooled off thanks to the rain on the blue route northbound by baltimore pike and all the activity is off to the side there but elsewhere in delco still have that downed tree blocking rose tree road. most of tonight the route one media bypass is an alternate and on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound in bucks county our downed tree has been pushed out of the way but delays still spill back to bensalem. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> okay. >> thanks. much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 including continuing team coverage of those storms moving through our area. >> we're looking live at philadelphia international airport right now which we're told is experiencing delays
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because of the storms moving through. you may want to check your individual airline if you're flying in or expecting a flight to come in. updates as we get them here on "action news." we'll take a quick break, be right back with more. stay with us. >> ♪ ♪
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>> developing now in paris and officials investigating an attack on police as an act of terror. authorities say a vehicle carrying two gas canisters two handguns an rifle hit a police car near the city's famed champs-elysees earlier today. police say the driver set his car on fire before impact in hopes of creating an explosion. the driver was badly burned and later died but no one else was hurt. officials say the driver had been previously flagged for extremism. one person is dead, at least 10 others were hurt after what police are calling a terror attack in north london. last night a van slammed into a crowd of muss lick worshipers as they were leaving a mosque following midnight prayers. bystanders were able to tackle that driver. police say the suspect, a white male in his 40's has been arrested on suspicion of terror offenses. >> it is being called one of the worst u.s. naval disasters in years. a container ship collided with a navy destroyer killing seven
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crew members. u.s. navy officials say it believers that the collision happened off japan's coast at 2:20 a.m. today. several maritime trackers show the acx crystal cargo ship made a giant u-turn before that slamming into the vessel. acx has denied the u-turn and the japanese coast guard says it happened an hour earlier. the sailors killed rage in age from 19 to 37 years old. >> yoga is even more popular as a form of exercise but now stress relief and there's evidence it could play an even bigger role in a big health problem and that's back pain. >> all right. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is here now with new information. >> learning more and more benefits to yoga. physical therapy is the most common nondrug treatment for chronic low back pain. but a study out today says yoga is just as effective. it's the first head to head
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study comparing pt to yoga, classes specifically for back pain. and it's the first test of yoga in low income patients with more severe disability and pain. the study measured results after three months and at one year. >> their overall pain intensity went down. they were able to be more physically active and also a number of patients were able to reduce or even stop all their pain medication. >> the study leaders say yoga classes should become more available and affordable in minority and lower income neighborhoods. women considering pregnancy should also keep an eye on their weight. a report in the british medical journal says overweight mothers to be have a slightly higher risk of babies born with major birth defects. the risk goes up substantially for moms who are obese and the higher the weight, the higher the rate of the defects such as in the heart, nervous system or limbs. now the research team says it's important for women to
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>> getting a delivery from ups during the busy winter holiday season will cost you more money this year. the company is adding a charge of 27 cents for shipments to residential customers from november 19th to december 2nd and then from december 17th to the 23rd. there will also be a bigger fee for overnight, second or third day delivery. oversized packages will also have an added fee during the holiday. today marks the final day of pennsylvania's tax amnesty program. all delinquent taxpayers have until midnight to settle back taxes while waving all penalties and half the interest. if the deadline is missed a 5 percent penalty will be added to the amount you owe. >> a tribute to the life and legacy of a long time radio and tv personality was unveiled in atlantic city today. a plaque for pinkie kravitz was on display. kravitz was the host of the longest running talk show in the nation. he hosted the show for 57
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years and was even dubbed mr. atlantic city. kravitz died in october 2015. he was 88. the local teens wrapped up their high school careers today. the action cam at charles martin memorial stadium in rhawnhurst where northeast high cool held its graduation ceremony. graduates filled the football field in red and black with plenty of proud loved ones cheering and looking on. >> a sea of red and black. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight a check of the forecast for you. >> let's take you live right now sky6 hd showing you the center city skyline. accuweather coming up next. >> ♪ chris christie: addiction is a disease. it can happen to anyone. help is within reach. all you need to do is ask. vanessa: i was a full-blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high. but i got help, and you can too.
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>> time for a check of that accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist melissa magee in for cecily tynan tracking some stormy weather moving through our area at this hour. >> that's right, mick and rick and monica. you see those showers and storms along that 95 corridor and also some heavy rain to the north and west. a lot to track over the neck several hours here. we've got a severe thunderstorm warning that stays up until 6 o'clock in the evening. it has just expired for philadelphia but those warnings still continue for trenton, areas in south jersey and also into delaware so we're calling for winds up to 60 miles per hour and these thunderstorms we're tracking right now are moving to the east at about 50 miles an hour. here's storm tracker6 live
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double scan street level. you can see the showers and storms along route one and also along that 95 corridor as you get closer to mercer county, there in trenton. you can see as we track it here by 5:26 it's in bakersville, then by 5:28 it's in white horse. it will be moving into lawrence as we get into 5:28 this evening. another activity that we're tracking just to the south of this as we move into areas in jersey in cherry hill we're getting heavy rain right now, same thing for woodbury, along the new jersey turnpike as well. in mount laurel it will be in your location by 5:26. 5:32 pressing into medford so showers and storms moving into south jersey. it will be quite an active ride if you're out along the turnpike right now. here's part of the reason why we're getting all of the instability in the atmosphere of the the dewpoint numbers are very high. any time they're at 70 or higher there's a lot of moisture in the air. 70-degree dewpoint in philadelphia, 75 for millville, 74 degrees in dover. that's adding to the fuel and those showers and storms are coming on through. so, the current heat index
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number with the rain cooled air right now it's 73 in philadelphia but still very humid, it's 90 in millville, feeling like 97 in dover, and 70 out west in lancaster. here's satellite6 along with action radar. we've got that severe thunderstorm watch that stays up until 8 o'clock tonight. a strong line of showers and storms from new england down across the midatlantic region as well. here's future tracker six. 7:30 tonight the showers are passing east of that 95 corridor but also into jersey from lakehurst down to millville and also into dover. by 11 o'clock tonight the worst of the heaviest is moving off to our east but we still have some showers left over in south jersey also into delaware and we'll clear out nicely just in time for tuesday, 7:00 a.m. it's a mostly sunny sky and the humidity will lower as well. so, lowering humidity as we go throughout the day tomorrow. high temperatures will be in the middle and lower 80's. here's your five day forecast. you can see tomorrow it's a much better day as the humidity drops and at 86 for a high. on wednesday it's the first day of summer, 12:24 in the
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morning, 85 degrees. we're turning up the heat once again at thursday and at 88 the humidity returns. we get into friday and into next weekend temperatures then in the upper 80's close to 90. we'll have more details, guys, coming up at 5:30. >> thank you so much. >> much more "action news" coming your way. we'll take a break and be right back. >> okay. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. is he or isn't he? mixed signals from washington about whether president trump is indeed under investigation for possible ties to russia meddling in the 2016 election. >> harvey cedars once again begins after hour patrols to monitor the beach after lifeguards have left for the day. i'm nora muchanic on long beach island. i'll have that story coming up. >> and it is official. the sixers snagged the topic in the nba draft. ducis rodgers with more on what the team will do with the new advantage coming up in sports. >> but first we are continuing to track severe storms that are pushing through our area at this hour. you're taking a live look through our sky6 cameras of conditions at philadelphia international airport on your left and rough seas offer the
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coast of cape may, new jersey on your right. the airport is reporting significant delays and cancellations tonight due to the weather. >> let's head over to meteorologist melissa magee now with the very latest. hi, melts is a. >> hi, monica, hi rick. things are quite active right now across our region. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d we can see this line of activity from new england into the midatlantic region as well. within the past 15 minutes we've seen about 1200 lightning strikes. this line is very powerful as it works into our region. the severe thunderstorm warning has expired for philadelphia but it stays up until 6 o'clock this evening for areas in jersey for trenton, down into our new jersey suburbs and also into dover as we could find winds in excess of 60 miles per hour in some spots. so you can see the line of activity that we're tracking here on storm tracker6 street level pressing into cherry hill, also into marlton if you're traveling eastward close to route 70 and the new jersey turnpike things are getting active as well from woodbury down to glassboro. another piece of activity that
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we are tracking we have the ability to switch this mode over and look at how much rain we've seen so far. so, about 3-inches of rain within the past hour just to the north of berlin here, about two and three-quarters worth of rain also about 4-inches of rain just to the north and east of riverside, so a lot of rain in a short amount of time. keep in mind our entire region is underneath a flash flood watch until later tonight. so, this is a very active system that we're tracking as it continues to work its way eastward. you can see the moisture moving into south jersey for salem and cumberland county, pressing out of middletown and townsend and pressing off towards the north and eventually the east. coming up we'll time out the specific location and let you know what follows behind it for tuesday. those details, monica, coming up within the seven-day forecast. >> sounds good. thank you melissa. with stormy weather expected you can get the latest including detailed updates as well as storm track sticks life radar any time on your phone or your tablet. the 6abc app sap free download for your mobile device. >> and now the latest on the federal probe into russia's
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meddling into the 2016 presidential election. a member of president trump's outside legal team is now strongly denying that the commander-in-chief is that under investigation this despite president trump tweeting on friday that he was the target of a so-called witch hunt. so what is behind all of the confusion? abc's kenneth moton is live in the nation's capitol tonight with that story. kenneth, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, rick. today at the white house held an off camera, no audio press briefing, no comment from the russia probe but we've learned new details about this possible obstruction of justice investigation into the president. president trump starting off the week with a visit from panama's president and more questioning about the russia investigation. >> mr. president are you under investigation by the special counsel. >> reporter: trump and the white house trying to shift the focus after his tweet saying he is being investigated for firing fbi director james comey. his legal team's effort to correct the record on fox news sunday only leading to more
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confusion. >> and now he's being investigated by the department of justice so he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the term nation. >> you now said he's being investigated after saying that you -- >> no. >> you just said he's being investigated. >> i do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth when i've been crystal clear. >> reporter: abc news has learned the special counsel in the russia probe robert mueller has not launched a full scale obstruction of justice into the president but sources say mueller is conducting a preliminary inquiry assessing comey's testimony reviewing comey's memos and preparing to interview certain administration officials. lawmakers on both sides urging president trump to let the special counsel do his job. >> i think we ought to let bob mueller determine what he needs to investigate. >> reporter: the house intelligence committee is demanding to know if the white house has any tapes of the president's conversations with
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comey. rick, the deadline friday. reporting live here in washington, kenneth moton channel6 "action news". >> koenen thank you for that report. more on a developing story we first told you about at 4:30. otto warmbier the american student held captive by north korea for 17 months has died. warmbier was medically evacuated from that country last week and transferred to a hospital in cincinnati. doctors said he returned with severe brain damage but what caused it is that still a mystery. warmbier's parents released a statement a short time ago saying in part although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the count nance of -- county 10 nance of his face changed. he was at peace. we thank everyone around the world who has kept him and our family in their thoughts and prayers. otto warmbier was 22 years old. >> the death toll in the london high-rise apartment fire has now risen to 79. that number makes it the deadliest blaze in recent british history.
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this weekend families were able to identify all of the people missing and believed to have died. flames engulfed the 24 story tower. many folks were trapped by the flames before firefighters could reach them. you are taking a look at just how massive several wildfires are burning across portugal. this video was taken by nasa from space. more than 2700 firefighters are fighting the fires. 63 people have died. it's being called one of that country's worst disasters. crews from spain, france and italy have that joined the fire fight dropping water from the air as those on the ground continue to contend with temperatures hotter than a hundred degrees. and world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the death of otto warmbier and the latest on the investigation into russia's interference in the 2016 u.s. elections. you can watch all that of following "action news" at 6:00. >> back here a man in his 20's was murdered in the middle of a philadelphia street dan detectives are trying to find the person who pulled the
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trigger. chopper6 over the scene of the intersection of bridge and oak streets in north wood. police arrived and found the victim lying in the ground with several gunshot wounds. they have not released his identity or if they have any suspects in the case. chopper6 over a serious crash in hamilton mercer county this afternoon. happened along the 2700 block of nottingham way. you can see police firefighters and paramedics on the scene. authorities are not preleasing many details at this hour about injuries or how many cars were actually involved. >> authorities prevented a stockpile of drugs from reaching fans at delaware's popular firefly music festival. it is a story our news room was following all weekend for up. police seized more than 900 ecstasy pills crystal meth lsd mushrooms and cocaine from 26-year-old jordan reeser. investigators say he was caught with the drugs after he sold ecstasy to an undercover officer o a dover police officer suffered minor injuries during a struggle with reeser on his arrest.
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broken water pipes caused the new jersey turnpike department of labor and workforce development to close today. the building is at one john fitch way in trenton. water to the building had to be shut off and of course without that the air conditioner wouldn't run so the 1,000 folks who work there were sent home. no word if the repairs will be fixed by tomorrow. >> all right. speaking of folks trying to get home let's get a check of our "action news" traffic center for your monday night. >> over to matt pelman to see what's rolling. hey, matt. >> they're trying and and in some wet condition also. it's slippery out there for sure and unfortunately a week overturned in cheltenham township route 309 northbound by easton road they just got the vehicle back on its wheels which is good news but they have the right lane blocked as you come northbound in cheltenham township. broken down vehicle near university is cleared out of the way but still just 5 miles per hour in stretch. slow go as you head towards the as i understand. in delco still have that downed tree blocking rose
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industry -- tree road. stay on the route one media bypass. rid of a crash in maple shade where the rain is really coming down right now by american auto group along 73 at high street there are restrictions with delays coming off 90 away from the betsy ross bridge. and down in christiana we're watching an accident, rain not quite as heavy there but it's still wet along highway one northbound near 273. let's check this spot right about here. it's 495 at 12th street. also wet here and tonight at 7 o'clock construction returns to this area. it continues throughout most of the day tomorrow so delays will also return along 495. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right, matt, thank you. see you tomorrow. much more still to um come on "action news." the sixers will choose first on the nba draft. more an that. >> major influx of tax for new programs. we'll tell you all about it. melissa is continuing to track
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severe thunderstorms. >> hi monica. you can see the showers and storms a line of activity from new england down across our area, they're pressing eastward into south jersey so take cover now. you've got about 1400 lightning strikes within the past 15 minutes. details coming up with the accuweather forecast. >> wow. >> those stories and more when "action news" comes right back. >> uh-huh. >> ♪ ♪
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>> more folks seek relief from the heat these days in the cool waters off the jersey shore especially at night but when guards are off duty of course tragedy can strike. jersey correspondent nora muchanic found out. >> bathers shouldn't be surprised if they see a lifeguard on an atv patrolling the beach long after all the other guards have left. the beach patrol has resumed its annual after hours unit that will monitor beaches and be available to respond to emergencies. >> they're driving up and down the beach looking for people in distress who are swimming informing the public of the conditions and potential hazards. >> reporter: the day side guards are on duty from 10:00 to 5:00 but bathers don't necessarily leave when they do. >> most drownings happen after 5:00 p.m. >> reporter: that was painfully clear on last week. on thursday evening 16-year-old callie yap hand
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and 15-year-old ramon quinn died in a terrible riptide in bellmawr city. >> one riptide can suck you out to sea in matter of seconds. >> reporter: that's why people think having a night patrol from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. makes sense. >> i think it's an awesome idea. just as a parent in general to make sure your children are safe whether they're 14 or they're 18, 22. >> reporter: the season is hardly begun and already three people have died in rough water and rip currents in just the last week alone and the guards here at harvey cedars want to make sure those numbers don't go up. >> quite often on night patrol we have especially during dangerous conditions we have people swimming in potential rip currents, so we're being vigilant. >> i had one save. brought him back in and it was all good. >> reporter: for the rest of the summer every day there is still a guard on patrol after hours. in harvey cedars i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action
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news". >> all right time for sports. ducis is here. exciting news for the sixers. they will pick number one in the draft. >> sixers games this fall going to be place to be. >> going to be a tough ticket. the trade is that trish much official. rumors leaked out on friday. they came true today. the sixers have acquired the number one overall pick in thursday night's nba draft. they will likely take markel fultz from washington. fultz was in over the weekend to work out for the sixers. he's an electrifying pointer guard averaging 23.2 points per game and nearly six assists per game. coaches rave about his understanding of the pick and roll game. the sixers part ways with their number three overall pick and a future first rounder. sixers general manager brian colangelo doesn't feel the team is mortgaging the future. he is building for now. >> the good news is we still have a plethora of other assets that continue to be available for us and to us as we continue to look at building this team into that a championship organization.
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most importantly, we're taking the next step i believe in formulating a solid young core of players that ultimatelyological lead to a successful -- ultimately needled -- three a -- lead to a successful product. >> they have four second round draft picks. colangelo hinting the team may not be done dealing yet. >> there's been some talk about our interest in acquiring yet another pick and i'm not going give up those efforts because we've moved up to number one. i always feel that future assets are just that, they're future assets but when you can look at a group of talent in this particular draft and know that you have a comfort level with who those players are, grab 'em, grab 'em while you can. >> going to be exciting. the nhl draft starts friday. the flyers expect to land an
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impact player as well. they own its second overall pick. they will likely land either nolan patrick or nicoh hisher. he's a big guy six-3200 pounds only 18 years old. last season in the whl patrick had 46 points in 33 games. gm ron hextall says regardless of the mock draft the team still has to do its homework. >> i know it's top two guys, there's two guys that everybody thinks there's just two and, you know, we've certainly heard some other things and certainly not going to get into but consensus top two i guess, yeah, there's a consensus top two but look back at the history of the draft. there's been a lot of consensus top whatever and you look and you go, oh, my god, so, got to be really careful with consensus. >> get it right. the phillies could use all the off days they can get. they're off tonight. the phils will begin a home series with the cardinals tomorrow night. the phillies were swept by the
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diamondbacks over the weekend. the bullpen blue the game in the ninth inning. a solo homer off jen march gomez in the tenth to break a four-all tie. there was one lone bright spot. later in the tenth check out this double play the phillies turned. freddy galvis somehow corralled the deflection. take another peek. the phillies lost the game five-four. they have dropped 11 of their past 12 games. they have the worst record in baseball right now. got to get them going. >> good double play though. >> it was. >> thank you ducis. several after school and summer programs for local teenagers will benefit from a $900,000 event. the announcement was made at the h. fletcher brown boys and girls club in wilmington. it's one of 16 delaware organizations chosen to share the federal funding. the money comes from the neighborhood building block fund for children struggling with poverty. >> ♪
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>> gray and wet this afternoon. >> yes. >> let's find out when it's going to improve melissa. >> we have severe weather we're tracking too. we'll show you what's going on as we go throughout the rest of the evening. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar. you can see that line of activity from new england down and across our area as well. we'll go in tighter and the we'll show you the severe thunderstorm warning we have posted. it's expired for philadelphia but it has continued until
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6:45 this evening for areas in south jersey. so we're looking at winds up to 60 miles per hour in spots from trenton all the way down into burlington county, camden, gloucester, salem, cumberland and also into areas in delaware. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar street level. you can see the showers and storms there in bayside, also into bridgeton as we'll track this about 5:52, we'll see that moisture pressing into gandy's beach moving into vineland about a minute later. also into center grove by about 5:55 so the showers and storms pressing into areas in south jersey. now a cluster of activity we're tracking farther to the north up into new jersey and malaga, also hammonton, into medford lakes, moving to the east at about 50 miles an hour, moving not northeast. a about 6:02 it's in mood man see. duke's bridge activity by 6:03 this evening. a lot of moisture we're tracking as we go throughout the rest of the evening hours. something else we've already seen. storm reports in reading about
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55 miles per hour gusts reported there, chester county three houses have been struck by lightning. bath, that's in northampton county, wires and trees reported to be down in schnecksville we've seen wires and trees down as well. in berks county branches have been reported to be down so it's quite an active line that's moved to the east fairly quickly. look at the heat indices across the each john. where you have that convergence of cooler air to the north and west and still relatively warm and humid air to the south and east that's where we're finding that severe weather and where that cold front is setting up. still feels like 90 trees in millville, 88 in atlantic city feeling like 73 there in beach haven with a lot of moisture coming in from the south. here is satellite6 along with action radar. there's that line of activity from new england down across the midatlantic. it's racing eastward fairly quickly so south jersey certainly under the gun right now. future tracker6 showing you 10 o'clock tonight we're starting to clear for philadelphia and areas to the north and west but still heavy rain reported for lakehurst down to atlantic city,
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wildwood on westward into dover. the good news, we'll clear out just in time for tuesday. it's a mostly sunny start to our day at 7:30 in the morning and the humidity will start to lower as we go throughout the day as well. especially by 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. so here's the forecast for us. mostly sunny, it's warmer and it's a less humid day, high in at 86 tomorrow, 85 in allentown, 79 at the coast in cape may and over in dover high temperature in at 86 degrees. so we'll find a break in the humidity over the next several days here. dewpoint numbers tuesday, wednesday and thursday will be in the middle and lower 50's but we'll spike up that humidity by the end of our work week. numbers back up into the upper 60's so another oppressive air mass on the way. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it's sunny tomorrow its a nice day. high up to 86 degrees. that humidity will be dropping as well. summer arrives on wednesday at 12:24 in the morning with a high temperature in at 85. we're heating things back up by thursday and at 88 for a high. on friday it's hot and turning more humid with a rumble of thunder likely and at 90.
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on saturday, it's muggy with thunderstorms possible and at 88. sunshine and clouds on sunday, 87. as we get into next monday not bad, partly sunny, it's comfortable, high coming in at 82 so keep a watchful eye to the sky for the rest of the evening. brighter skies prevail on tuesday, guys. >> all right. thank you melissa. quick break more news when we come right back. stay with us.
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>> ♪ >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more at 6:00. a jury is seated in the trial of philadelphia district attorney seth williams. we'll have an update from federal court. >> a plan to resurface the schuylkill expressway gets under way and we have details on the project and how it will impact drivers. that and much more coming up next. for the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. >> good night. >> good night. >> ♪
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fast play. play fast. win instantly. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> we are tracking unstable stormy weather complete earlier this afternoon with a tornado warning in parts of the area. sky6 has been finding ominous looking clouds throughout the afternoon followed by periods of downpours. it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is a line of severe storms raging through the delaware and lehigh valleys. along with heavy rain and localized flooding, the storms are packing damaging wind
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gusts of up to 60 miles an hour. meteorologist adam joseph and melissa magee are monitoring storm tracker6 live radar and everything else. first let's go to adam. >> it's the initial line where it comes through where we have the severe storms and then a steady to moderate and at times heavy rain sets in even after that initial line comes through with an additional thunderstorm still even west of philadelphia through chester, delaware and parts of montgomery county. severe thunderstorm warnings, there were some that were through burlington county, parts of atlantic county, those have expired. so the only warnings left right now parts of cumberland county and kent county and also new castle county in delaware until 6:45, strong winds initially with those storms that are packing quite a punch. but nonetheless, you can see the edge of this is very bright so we have very torrential rain. strong winds as well as cloud to ground light thing that is

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