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>> meanwhile, tropical storm cindy rushed on shore this morning. people are coping with strong winds and dangerous flooding and part of that will impact our weather starting tomorrow. it's thursday afternoon i'm brian taff. >> i'm sharrie williams. the tropical system is heading our way and we start to see its effects tomorrow morning just as we head into the weekend. meteorologist, adam joseph here now why the lightest from accuweather. >> cindy is now downgraded to a tropical depression. and by the time it passes through here it has humid and heavy rain and we are not expecting wind with cindy. flash flood and tornado watches from new orleans to the north that is stretching into the ohio valley. the center of that depression is northwestern parts of louisiana. although the center of the storm is way to the south and west you see the copious amounts of
precipitation sliding up to the north and east and linking with a cold front coming in from pittsburgh and the two will be merging here as we get towards the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend. as these goes the common rain and heavy winds are tomorrow morning and you'll see tropical downpours and feel like a steam bath out there as well. and that moves on and it's more scattered in friday afternoon. the take away for friday going into saturday is the tropical humidity it's down right uncomfortable and depending on whether you are hit by one of these heavy downpours, you'll see a half inch and some areas more than 3 inches of rain and if you get hit by one of those downpours and get a training affect. you could see up to 3 inches of rain. and it's a nice second half of the weekend.
we'll have more on future tracker 6 coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> adam, thank you. this reminder get the latest forecast including detailed updates and stormtracker 6 live double scan radar on your phone or tablet. the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile device. while we wait for the change in weather here the southeast is getting battered right now. abc's marcy gonzales is in lake charles, louisiana where the storm made landfall. >> what was tropical storm cindy moving inland after making landfall near the texas louisiana border this morning and lashing the gulf coast. flooding some coastal communities with as much as a foot of rain. the effects felt from texas to the florida panhandle. cindy is spawning waterspouts and possible tornadoes. it lasted about two or three minutes and it was gone. >> we came out and there is all this destruction around here. >> and knocking out power with winds up to 50 miles per hour.
>> wind was pretty intense. >> storm surge leaving roads under water and neighborhoods submerged. it was fixing to get into the truck so we got us some belongings and we left. >> the first tropical season to come ashore now weakening. >> it was not as bad as we throughout it would be. and now the storm claimed at least one life killing 10-year-old nolan mccabe on the alabama beach. >> our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this especially difficult time. >> they warn that the danger from the system is still not over. >> we ask people to continue to be cautious, don't let your guard down. >> reporter: that as flash flood and tornado watches remain in effect in areas tonight and into tomorrow. abc news lake charles, louisiana. police are still trying to determine if any charges should be filed against a local mother or the man who repossessed her
minivan while her daughter was sleeping inside. the 7-year-old was in the third row of the van parked outside of the west philadelphia dominoes where her mom works as a delivery driver at 2:30 this morning. that is when a tow truck driver. carmine arrived with paperwork to repo the vehicle at 45th and chestnut. he did not see anyone inside and towed the van away. >> the child was under a blanket and the presumption was the child was asleep. >> the police stopped him at 50th and woodland and found the child in the van and the child is safe and the special victims unit is investigating. >> there is heart stopping moments when scaffolding collapsed on the side of the building, the accident sent two workers to the hospital with minor injuries. gray hall is live at the scene
and gray you spoke to twowities that watched from their nearby office. >> reporter: that is right. those witnesses say they were horrified by what they saw this is still very much an active investigation be take a look over my shoulder up in the sky you see a major concern as the structural integrity of the side of the brick call and the scaffolding is still resting on the roof and the residential building connected to the wall is okay. the office building underneath is evacuated just as a precaution. >> the scaffolding looked like it was in a v at that point and the man was dangling from the harness. >> ashley and her co-worker were at work when they looked out of their office window. the scaffolding collapsed and needed to be rescued.
their boss called 911. >> we were freaking out because the guy was hanging. nobody was there to help them, they were in survival mode. >> the two worker dz not have life thread threatening injuries and were treated at the hospital. it's described as a residential building in the 400 block of walnut street in center city. the men were repairing the side wall when the bricks came loose and fell into the scaffolding causing it to fall. >> the guy with the bright legal oh vest was helping the guy in the white shirt. if he had let go or anything happened he could have fallen off it was scary, and the minute he was pulled over by his friend it was like -- okay. >> and the lines supporting the scaffolding collapsed under the weight of the bricks, licenses and inspections says that proper netting was in place and kept debris from falling to the
ground and injuring anyone below. >> there are people below and horses and carriages very scary. >> very scarey indeed. crews say there is no time table when the investigation will be complete but we can tell you that the office building below the brick wall will be evacuated at least until tomorrow. the two workers injured have not been identified. one is 41 years old and the other is 23 years old and both have cuts and bruises and everyone is thankful that there were no life-threatening injuries out here. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. at least one person has died in a wrong way crash in south jersey, the early morning collision left debris scattered across route 55 in franklin township and a pickup truck was driving south and crashed into a dump truck. they closed the road for hours and traffic was getting by on the shoulder.
today we got a first look at the must anticipated gop health care bill. republicans are criticizing the bill they say was written and negotiated behind closed doors. it establishes a system of tax credits helping americans buy insurance and eliminated the mandates requiring people to have coverage and provides 10 to $15 billion annually over the next four years to lower premiums and rolls back the expansion of medicaid for low income americans giving more power to the states. >> we are putting in a plan today that is going to be negotiated, we would love to have some democrat support and they are obstructionist that will never support. we won't get one no matter how good it is. hopefully something will be done and done with heart. >> this is a bill designed to strip away health care protections from americans that need it most in order to give a
tax break to the folks that need it least. >> that was the scene as company tal police physically removed protesters outside of mix mcconnell's office, and that included a diein for folks in wheelchairs and others connected to oxygen tanks were rolled away from the scene. republicans can only afford two no votes within the party. this afternoon ran paul says he and three other senators oppose the bill as written and that puts passage in jeopardy. a long road ahead. >> a wealthy businessman testified that he footed the bill for lavish vacations for philadelphia d.a. seth williams, he is on trial for federal corruption charges. day three of the trial in center
city is center around bucks county businessman, muhammad ali, and his business with williams. he showered him with trips to the dominican republic and in return asked him to look into a drug case involving a friend and other favors. vernon odom will have a live report on today's testimony coming up on "action news" at 5:00. thursday afternoon and now a first check on the evening commute. >> lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> we are creeping closer to the weekend and creeping is what we are doing on 95. and phils game wrapped up a bit ago and everybody is leaving the bank and hitting the highways like 95 in south philadelphia. we are jammed in both directions by broad street. you see the southbound taillights waiting to get on the girard point double decker bridge and heading down to the airport. northbound headlights stacked up to the walt whitman bridge and a
video go on the schuylkill eastbound toward the bridge and doesn't help us out that people are heading down to the shore and a crash on 42 southbound side by 130, luckily off to the side. and it is attracting some attention. meanwhile 95 in bucks county bristol township southbound side past 413 and speeds are still in the 20s there from langhorne and penndel, and construction and also an accident in wilmington on 495, it's been cursed the last few weeks. southbound side edge more road single digit speeds from claymont and stay on 95. and if you ride the paoli thorndale regional line delays of 20 minutes this afternoon. lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report. the great northeast along street. look for a crash in that neighborhood. we'll check it again in the
naext half hour. next on "action news" at 4:00 it's time for sirms fans to trust the process once again. jeff skversky is live in new york ahead of the nba draft. hey jeff. >> reporter: hey guys for the first time in team history the sixers have the number one overall pick in back to back years we'll hear from markelle foltz, what a story he has. >> and meteorologist, melissa magee, is down at the shore live in tuckerton. hey melissa. >> reporter: hey there, it's about the barnegat bay tradition at the tuckerton sea port as they preserve the rich history and this week it's about the seafood and music festival. we have props here tyler is holding the fish but we have the real thing taking place my fishermen are busy at work. and more on that and the seafood festival and all you can explore
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the nba draft tips off tonight and if the matter of hours the sixers will be on it's clock and for the second year in a row the sixers have the coveted number one pick. "action news" sports reporter jeff skversky is live in brooklyn at the site of the draft. an exciting night for sixers fans. >> absolutely and for one markelle foltz as well his story is truly remarkable unbelievable. just two years ago markelle foltz was cut from his high school basketball varsity team.
and he was told to trust the process. and he was told to trust the process movement with the sixers in philadelphia. the sixers of course earlier this week traded up with the celtics to land the overall number one pick with the intense of drafting foltz the point guard from the university of washington they believe is the best player available. the higher scorer in freshman college basketball. just 19 years old and as you can imagine he is dreaming of going number one in the draft since he was a little kid. >> the goal is to be the number one pick since i was a kid and the chance to be the number one pick i get to go work out and hopefully get drafted by them. >> and foltz can win with this team right away, that is what his expectations are with the sixers he can win as soon as he gets there, exciting for the sixers and the entire city of philadelphia who has not seen a playoff win in five years.
we'll have more coming up in the early newscast tonight. live in brooklyn, jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> all right the process is paying off thank you. 1,000 expensive high tech trash cans in philadelphia are proving to be a waste of money that is the word from the comptroller. the solar trash cans was played to reduce the number of times that trash needs to be collected. he says his audit shows the communication system from the cans has not worked for months rendering them useless. he released this video recorded during the department's review showing trash falling outs of the opening. >> when you put sensitive machinery like this on street corners they get vandalized and damaged and people didn't like touching them because they looked like they were carrying
disease. >> and it's trash can program cost the city $10.5 million. and he is partnering with the temperature to help maintain the composting trash cans. and a fatal accident has happened in hunting park. philadelphia police are investigating this involving a dirt bike, we are told that this happened at 3:00 in the 3800 block of whitaker avenue. police say that the driver of a dirt bike was traveling north on whitaker and attempted to overtake a box truck and caused the drive toward lose control and this dirt bike we see is crushed under the vehicle but we don't foe if this is the strike can vehicle or involved in any way, this is just the images we have. we are told that the person on the dirt bike fatally injured now has died. and police investigating this dirt bike incident in hunting park. we'll keep an eye on it and
update you. all right in the meantime we turn to the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist, adam joseph back with details as we head into the weekend and we are talking some rain now. >> we are talking tropical downpours here starting friday morning and on and off through saturday noon time and the heat is back on and the humidity is coming on and this is the place to be, taking a look at this sky 6 hd city hall at dillworth park, you see the kids as well as the parents enjoying the water feature coming in from the ground cooling you off. 88 in trenton and 87 in wilmington and similar to the north and west and a nice sea breeze at the shore today. 76 beach haven and cape may 77 degrees. as we look at satellite and radar, a couple of thing going on a front dropping into from the north and west and this continues to sink toward the ohio valley and us and it is going to syphon in all of the moisture that is coming in from
the gulf of mexico from the remnants of what was tropical storm cindy. all of that will aim in our direction starting tomorrow morning. but for tonight warm and muggy and a late thunderstorm could pop closer to the lehigh valley. and berks county. but overall quiet for most of us and 75 in philadelphia. that is it. that is all we go down to. 73 wilmington and 72 in trenton. future tracker 6 shows 10:00 tonight we see the random downpours way to the north and west and clear skies south of philadelphia. first thing tomorrow morn for the rush hour especially the second half of the rush hour. we could be dealing with water on some area roadways because there is so much humidity in the atmosphere that it will be torrential rain and we could catch a break at times and more scattered in nature and then saturday morning that is when the heart of the remnantses pass through now and the trajectory is still up in the air, is it
where it is placed or farther to the south or north, no matter what someone in the viewing area will get whacked saturday morning with heavy rainfall. to begin the weekend at the shore a lot of clouds and rain and some thunderstorms and humid and the last to clear out on saturday. the city morning rain giving way to afternoon sunshine clearing from the west to the east on saturday, and in the poconos early rain and quickly turning sunny there. the best place on saturday 76 degrees. the four day at 4:00, breezy and muggy with on and off downpours and humidity is through the roof friday into saturday with the tropical downpours, 86 degrees and the second half of the weekend we are rewarded here sunny and beautiful and low humidity 83 degrees. and very comfortable below formal monday with sunshine at 81 degrees. so that second half of the four day spectacular. maybe we could spill it into
well kids are out for the summer but a group in the kensington section of philadelphia that says their streets are hardly safe for the little ones to play. to prove that point they delivered hundreds of needles in glass jars to officials at city hall. this campaign is called need a little help. the group behind it includes family members and clergy and people recovering from drug addiction and they say that kensington is bearing the brunt of the opioid epidemic and something needs to be done. and local kids joined in as well. >> i saw three needles or two or four around each other and i don't like needles. >> we need help to do something about this. the kids in our zip code are as valuable as kids in any zip
code. >> they put names of kids on the jars showing the impact of the kids living and playing in that area. and they will work together on the urgency of the situation. powerful campaign it looks to be for sure. thank as leash a. there is more ahead on "action news" today. including new information about a teenager found dead in a south jersey lake this morning. perfect dasure is.game huh?
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"action news" continues with three words for theater lovers, broadway on the beach. four words really. which shore town is offering that straight ahead. and we know that mom shaming is real and research is shedding light on how bad the problem is. how many women are -- for their. >> and a quick kick leads to a wild scene on the california highway. see how this chain reaction crash ends. we begin with new details on the death of a young swimmer in south jersey. 24 hours ago a group of teenagers set out for a day of fun at rowan lake but one would
not return. john rawlins is live at the scene where the boy's body was found today. john what have we learned about the victim? >> reporter: we learned that the family of the dead swimmer is inconsolable at the time. it came out of left field a good day yesterday. the swimmer was part of an impromptu end of school beginning of summer celebration and died in the water behind me. >> a medical examiners van leaving the scene. marty barshoe was found not far from where witnesses last saw the high schoolers. he was one of four teens celebrating the first day of summer going for a swim reportedly an intense storm triggered strong currents and he struggled to keep his head above the water. >> i reached out and tried to grab him. we were like this -- and the
current was so strong it took him away from my hand and he was going down and going under. >> the four teens were only casually acquainted. locals that know the water were surprised that anyone would swim here. >> we passed through here as kidded but nobody would swim here as far as i know. >> it's a swampy tidal area and strong currents that lead into the delaware river. >> an area better for boating and fishing rather than swimming. >> a lot of people go fishing and in boats and small canoes and skiffs and stuff like that. never seen anybody swimming in there. >> some people did good swimming yesterday with tragic results. police say there will be an autopsy why in case and findings are not expected for several days but there is nothing that indicates this is anything but a tragic accident. a deadly accident. live in hamilton township.
john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> okay thank you. this also, authorities in atlantic city recovered the body of a second teenager swept away while swimming last week. this is video of police on the beach of morris avenue shortly after ramon quinn was found. quinn was pulled out to sea last thursday while trying to rescue his 16-year-old friend from a rip current. fire investigators in montgomery county are trying to figure out what sparked a dangerous fire in abington. chopper 6 hd was on hunting road after 7:00 this morning. firefighters were still spraying the home more than an hour after the fire began. the flames burned a gaping hole in the roof but nobody was injured here. a bucks county man is missing in a remote section of montana. eric was training to be a tour
guide at a wilderness outfit ofs school. he was reporting missing after he walked away from camp and was carrying a little amount of food and has little amount of survival experience. a search team is fanned out in the area. septa is working to make sure that last night's nightmare commute doesn't happen again. weather disrupt said three rail lines leaving passengers stuck for more than an hour. passengers ended up getting off the trains and walking along the tracks. they will do a better job to respond more quickly good meanwhile dramatic new video of yesterday's storm as it moved across south jersey, a beach goer shared this time lapse clip of an ominous looking shelf cloud over wildwood crest breach. quite the scene there. this is several miles away in cape may.
coffee time created their own time lapse video of that shelf cloud as it moved of their business last night. >> today another class graduated from a successful training program in philadelphia. the high school students competed the fleet management apren is ship. and four new high school interns were also welcomed to the program today at city hall. all right it's time to head back down to the shore. and meteorologist, melissa magee. >> she is live at the tuckerton bay mans museum today. what are you up to today? >> hey there guys, you know what this weekend it's all about food. it's all about fun and there is so much history here at the tuckerton sea port. they have lots and lots of acres, 40 acres of land to explore and this weekend it's about the 25th annual seafood
and music festival taking place. jim is here. how many years now? >> six now. >> this is the place to come for seafood. the best around. >> and clams well they are on the menu but if you are not in tucker ton, well in beach haven there is a two year hiatus on theater there. it's shining bright this weekend check it out. >> reporter: the surf light theater say beach haven staple since the 1950s and closed in 2014 and due to popular demand celebrating t celebrating the grand reopening tomorrow. excited to get things rolling again and a great season of shows that start june 23rd. ♪ sunset ♪ first up is foot loose, followed by hits like joseph and the amazing tech color dream coat
and hair spray. >> but that is not all -- ♪ ♪ we have several concerts as well. the coasters, the drive thors and platters are coming in on the 17th of july and john davidson on the 31st. also a ten week childrens theater. the classic. cinderella and peter pan and sleeping beauty and wizard of oz. >> the artistic director says that ticket sales so far are through the roof. we are either going to make the projections easily or surpass them which is good for the first year back. >> hello so it is all about seafood here in tuckerton but if you want more on the beach haven broadway surf light theater check it out at curbs.
>> i have dell parsons, if you are familiar with tuckerton it's about the parsons clan and oyster house. i bet you didn't know i would eat a clam on the air. lets give this a whirl -- woo. fresh from the bay. and all of that salt. if you are not wanting to attend the seafood festival there is more at the tuckerton sea board they have miniature golf and lots of fun for the family and the tuckerton sea port. >> didn't know what was happening there. >> i thought she was getting sick out there. >> she is a good sport. a burglar nearly bungles the get away by tripping over something he brought to the crime scene. the video you have to see. and the majority of moms have one thing in common they
funeral services were held this morning for the american college student detained 17 months in north korea. otto warmbier died last week after arriving on u.s. soil in a coma. the doctor said he suffered severe brain damage. hundreds lined up in his home town of ohio to say good-bye. his parents laid out precious memories, his cell phone and passport and blazer he wore during his trip to north korea. a case of road rage is
blamed for a chain reaction crash on a california highway. chris grabbed his camera after he watched the gray sedan cut off the motorcycle and then the guy on the bike pulls up next to the car and kicks it and the driver of the van veered into the motorcycle's path but the driver lost control and struck the median and then the sedan bounced back into traffic hitting a truck and caused the truck to flip and nobody was seriously hurt this this and the highway patrol is fow looking for the biker. >> a burglary was side tracked by a wardrobe malfunction in florida. they were able to steal loose change and a cell phone chargerp a stethoscope and one suspect was caught with his pants down literally. they were apparently too loose and dropped around his ankles
causing him to fall head first into his get away car. and the two thieves were able to flee the scene. >> one word, belt. big talkers now. most moms can agree there is no shortage of mommy shamers and a new study shows that sadly the worst offenders are not controlling us on social media or the neighborhood playground they are in our inner circles. the new study found that two-thirds of new mothers especially feel they are being shamed. they also found that most of the criticism comes from your own parents and your inlaws and even your partner. mothers involved in this study say they feel most judged on the way they discipline their child followed by the baby's diet and whether or not they chose to breast feed. what do you think? does judgment from people we will have hurt even more?
weigh in on my facebook page. >> and kids are out for the summer and local police are getting in on the fun. ♪ ♪ ha, ha, ha reason they cute? the cool copped showing off their fresh summer jam routine. the officers postd this fun video that say gloucester county police department there. they are excited to get summer started and look for the outlook team. love t and officers on the beat. if you are looking to be fresh, clean and stay cool this summer. practice you would like to have one of these? the cop romper. real life california cops deputy hook emand deputy cook em.
it's light weight and comfortable and you'll form better on the beat and look better too. we pitchd this look to local police departments, the septa police tweeted us hard no, smiley face. >> excellent the chief is a good guy. good to know the septa romper is not happening. >> matt pellman is here with the traffic update. >> some people romping around this evening heading to the shore to get the weekend started and lots of traffic on all approaches to the walt whitman combined with people leaving the bank and things are jammed solid along 95 northbound stacking from the jared point bridge and the work zone at jared avenue and the schuylkill eastbound a stop and go ride from jared avenue to the bridge, that long stretch has speeds just in the single digits right now and the travel time from the vine into the bridge is 46 minutes right now and it should be six
minutes. so extra 40 minutes on the eastbound side of the schuylkill. still watching the dirt bike accident in hunting park. and harleysville by fuzzy dice auto center watch for a broken down truck and the northeast extension at landed dale and mid county. the right lane is out of commission and the jam again on the southbound side of 495 in wilmington not only construction in one lane and an earlier accident although at this point 495 may be better than 95. using 13 instead look for a crash in claymont at grubs landing road. >> thank you. meteorologist ever being adam joseph, standing by with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast coming up next.
the winds were 50 miles per hour when cindy made lawn fall so our winds were worse. and as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan locally now it's quiet out there and hot and turning more humid and you see the scattered storms north of harrisburg and they slide down and clip parts of our northwestern areas later on tonight. right now it's warm 88 in trenton and philadelphia and north and west on the brink of 80 in the poconos and 85 millville and dover and 75 degrees at the shore. pretty nice there. the spin that is the remnant low tropical depression here lifting to louisiana and dealing with severe weather on the east side
of the circulation that is where you get the winds to veer that turns the atmosphere so there is a threat for tornadoes on the eastern side of the low, we are not in a threat for tornadoes just heavy rain because of it. in addition from the front from the north and west this front helps to move the moisture up along this boundary and enhances the rain friday into saturday morning. future tracker 6 showing a few downpours clipping the lehigh valley and poconos and northern parts of berks county and the rest of us stay pretty quiet but tomorrow morning the first round of heavy rain coming in at the tail end of the morning rush hour. and that lifts away and brings in the extreme humidity in the afternoon and tomorrow is not a washout and in the afternoon most of the afternoon could be fairly quiet with just pop-ups around and they are very heavy hitters and gusty winds and then the actual cold front with the remnant low passes through
saturday morning and that is when we get a good shrug of solid heavy rain in the area to begin the weekend. so far tomorrow any of those storms that pop-up in the morning and in the afternoon could be a severe isolated here especially philadelphia to the north and west. that is the zone to watch here wind and hail and an isolate the tornado could be possible. something we'll follow for friday morning, in the meantime it's beautiful and the sun is out. meteorologist melissa magee is in tuckerton at the sea port museum down there. i have been there before it's a gorgeous gem kind of removed from the shore line and lots to do. >> reporter: so much to do adam. they have 40 acres to explore and folks are playing miniature golf and the beautiful lighthouse here in tuckerton and the forecast for you as we head into the weekend. on friday we are tracking the scattered showers and storms with a high temperature of 80
degrees and add adam was mentioning over the next few days it's sunsetled because of the moisture from cindy and high temperature of 81 and this makes way for a nice sec half of the weekend on sunday and high temperature coming in at 81 and the ocean temperature at 63. you and i have been here for one of our adventures. coming up in the next half hour we'll do decoy carving we'll have that in just a bit. >> and i remember that. eat another clam in the last half hour. >> it was salty and it was only three hours old. >> enjoy yourself. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 87 degrees and breezy and muggy and downpours with storms in the morning and afternoon and another round of heavy rain saturday morning giving way to sun in the afternoon from west to east and a beautiful sec half of the weekend and low humidity
and comfy start to the new work week and cool for june here tuesday and wednesday and upper 70s and a scattered shower and a little warmer thursday and that seven day is looking good. once we pass new time here on saturday. >> all right that does look good. >> thanks. what's the deal with bike safety is coming up. perfect dasure is.game huh? i don't know about you gus, but i think a foul ball's coming our way. i'm ready! (crack of the bat, crowd cheers) whoa! almost had it! maybe next time.
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priority. >> some people wear it like that. that won't do much. proper fit is critical but how they care for the helmet is important to keep jackson safe. >> when you look at the majority of people that die in the bicycle accident the most serious injuries are to the head. caring for your helmet starts with where you store it. find a shelf in your house or garage where it is cool and dry and never keep it in the car. >> it gets hot in the car especially if the summer. it can degrade the foam and compromise the integrity of the helmet. ammonia and bleach could damage the helmet and shell and be aware of dents, that means even small ones absorb the energy. and replace a helmet after any crash whether it appears cracked or not. >> the bicycle helmet is designed to take one impact that is it. one.
>> good things to keep in mind to protect your most important asset. >> and consider replacing a helmet is more than five years old. and some recommend replacing it earlier than that. and think twice before mounting a camera or anything on the helmet, it could damage the helmet and pose a risk in you crash. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> that will do it for "action news" at 4:00. for sharrie williams, alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. join me and sharrie tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. >> but first "action news" continues next at 5:00. new details after a repo mishap. what we learn about a mother who left her 7-year-old alone in a van that was later repossessed. >> and it's draft day for the sixers? >> philadelphia will make the
with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. right now police are trying to sort out a repo mishap it all started with a routine repossession of this van in philadelphia. but block as way police made an unexpected discovery inside a little girl in the backseat and thousand that girls mother could be facing charges. >> the big story on "action news" is the investigation into why a 7-year-old was left alone in that van. tonight we learn more about the mother and how her job could have played a role in this situation. "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist is live in west philadelphia tonight with the details. >> rick and monica, police are hoping surveillance video from the dominoes pizza helps them clear up what happened here last night. detectives tell "action news"
they believe that the girls mother is working as a delivery driver. and had the 7-year-old girl if her van. the vehicle was double parked out in front of the pizza place when it was repossessed with the girl is a sleep inside. >> there was nothing i could do. >> carmine had no idea there was a girl sleeping in the back of this minivan when he hitched it up to his throw truck and drove away with it. >> i could visibly see into the back of the car and there were no occupants of the vehicle that means i could take the car which i did. >> the 26-year-old owner of the car worked at this domino as as i delivery driver, she was finishing up for the night at the pizza place at 45th and chestnut when he drove away with her van. he switched on his bod