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inside that pickup truck might look like. does the man in this sketch look familiar? a white male 20 to 30 years old, maybe older, blond or light brown hair. >> it's as close that we can get as of right now. so, there are probably 70 to 80 percent accurate with regard to the composite and this was just completed within the last hour or so. >> reporter: investigators believe he is the driver of the red pickup truck who shot 18-year-old bianca roberson in a road rage incident on wednesday as the vehicles merged in traffic. >> it was basically a -- i'll use the term cat and mouse game between two vehicles. >> reporter: bianca roberson's family is reeling from what has occurred in less than 48 hours. first they thought they lost their 18-year-old daughter in a fatal road accident. then news of the pickup truck and possible road rage. then the news of the gunshot. >> now we have to deal with the fact that our own -- an unknown man for no reason at all shot our daughter.
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>> reporter: who he didn't know. >> who he didn't even know. >> reporter: a crowdfunding site has been set up with the blessing of the family by a close family friend. >> i really hope that we can fund her funeral in full. at this time they need to focus on their grief and getting through this horrible event. >> reporter: bianca headed for jacksonville university to study criminal in justice the goal a job with the fbi. now her death is crime. family and friends planning a 9 p.m. vigil to remember the recent high school graduate. the location the backyard of the family home in westtown. >> it's personal here. this is her home. and it's more -- and the family is here. we're justwe're just here. everybody's here. >> reporter: family and friends hosting a vigil tonight in the 1600 block of south coventry lane in westtown township tonight at any clock. live in west goshen township john rawlins channel6 "action news." brian. >> john thanks for the updearth new developments out
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of the bronx where one person was shot and killed inside a hospital. in the last 15 minutes police have identified the suspected shooter as 45-year-old dr. henry bell low a former employee at the bronx lebanon hospital. now officials say bell low pulled out a rifle under his white lab coat and opened fire. at least five people were hurt. police say bell low also killed himself. sources tell our sister station wabc that police are investigating this shooting as a workplace dispute. >> lawmakers in washington are head home for the holiday without a resolution on the senate's healthcare plan but not without one last call to action from the president. the today president trump tweeted urging senators to at least repeal the affordable care act immediately and then figure out a replacement in the future. abc's live in washington with the latest development. good evening, emily. >> reporter: good evening, monica. a group of 10 senators is now calling on the majority leader mitch mcconnell to cancel the august recess altogether so they can stay and the work
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on big issues like healthcare but really this is still continuing to heat up and they're going home empty handed without a revised healthcare bill. the white house still hopeful the senate will get something done soon on healthcare. >> we're still fully committed to pushing through with the senate but we're looking at every possible option of repealing and replacing obamacare. >> reporter: but after a week of closed door negotiations, no revised bill for senators to consider as they head home but a few new proposals are appealing to some gop healthcare holdouts. now on the table for moderates a possible sweetener of up to $45 billion to fight the opioid epidemic and an option to keep an obamacare tax on wealthy investors. on the other end of the spectrum some conservatives are pushing a proposal to allow insurance companies to offer cheaper plans that do not cover essential health benefits. >> the big complicated subject. we've got a lot of discussions going on and we're still
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optimistic we're going to get there. >> reporter: the president also tweeting another idea friday morning suggesting senators immediately repeal obamacare, then come up with a replacement at a later date. senators rand paul and ben sass tweeting back their support of that idea. but republican congressman says that's not the way to go. >> i think it's repeal and replace. i think we have to have a good system for the american people to come in. >> reporter: and the congressional budget office came out with a new updated. it says by 2036 medicaid would see a 35 percent reduction and with the bill already in -- unpopular among the public many members of the senate are bracing for pushback from their constituents. in washington emily rau. >> the hosts of "morning joe" are speaking out. yesterday president trump took
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to twitter to call mika brzezinski low iq and if joe scarborough a psycho. today scarborough alleged that the white house offered to kill an unflattering tabloid story if he called the president to personally popjoys for the show's coverage of his administration. president trump claims that conversation went the other way around with scarborough calling him first instead. >> fourth of july weekend is upon us. holiday festivities of course already in full swing around parts of the delaware and lehigh valley. >> the action cam was down at the shore in ocean city today already packed with people enjoying a long weekend. plenty more sure to be headed down with one of the busiest travel times on record expected this weekend. >> we've live team coverage tracking the roads and what you can expect from mother nature this weekend. let's go to our reporter bob brooks live on the schuylkill expressway. hey, bob. >> hey, brian and monica. absolutely beautiful for the start of the weekend but as to be expected along the expressway right now you can
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see traffic sort of backed up as far as the eye can see but i have good news on traveling on the grass front. -- gas front. prices are no, sir. low. >> all i go to the do is back up open the hatch throw them in. >> and then heading out of town for an independent day weekend trip. >> i am going to ocean city, maryland after i pick up my son from day camp. >> we have good news. gas this year for independence weekend is as low at it's been for a long time. >> it's nice that we can enjoy some low prices. >> i just brought because the a motor home. it's even better. >> aaa says the national average for gas prices is down 13 cents compared to a month ago. it's so low they're calling the holiday weekend. >> motorists are going to experience what we call christmas in july. >> this is the cheapest gas prices have been in 12 years on independence day weekend. there's no doubt it has people filling up their tanks and heading out of town.
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>> now that the gas is lower i can go a longer distance. >> and as a result officials say you'll see way more cars on the road during the weekend. they're expecting a record number of commuters traveling. >> projections here in the philly five county area we're expecting over 590,000 philadelphia area residents to travel 50 miles or more and it's the largest number of travelers on record. >> around 85 percent of all holiday travel will be on the road. so with such a high volume expected, here's something you might want to keep in mind. >> think about traveling during off peak times maybe early in the morning or later at night after the afternoon rush hour. >> another live look at the expressway. things have picked up. traffic is moving pretty well but if you're going to be out on the highways during the holiday weekend the tip was if you can't avoid peak commuting times to get to where you're going a little quicker. reporting live along the expressway bob brooks channel6 "action news." >> all right, bob thank you. and live look outside
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right now. the view from sky6 over the ben franklin bridge. it is a hot day out there today and it's expected to stay like that right through the weekend with a chance of storms from time to time as well. meteorologist cecily tynan now live outside with more on the holiday forecast. hi, cecily. >> hi, brian and the summer heat has arrived right in time for the fourth of july holiday weekend kickoff. in fact, in it feels pretty hot. currently the heat index, 95 degrees. it's breezy, new york city 93, washington, d.c. 92, the relief is down the shore getting a really nice sea breeze there but we're also seeing some storms up to the north. double scan live showing the bulk of the activity well to the north across parts of new york state, new england. however we do have a few isolated storms sneaking into the northern lehigh valley, northampton county. i expect we'll see more widespread activity across a big chunk of our viewing area by tomorrow night. so, future tracker showing as we head into the evening, this is really the stormy period to look at.
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late in the day tomorrow and tomorrow evening, this is when we could see a line of storms that could bring us some heavy downpours and even some gusty winds. so, those really are the main threats. the main threat the down movements you will feel the moisture in the air tomorrow. dewpoints will be in the 70's so plenty of water molecules to pull from the air with the storms. also a moderate risk of lightning and strong winds, a low risk of hail and tornadoes. i'll talk more about the weekend and beyond including the shore and the poconos. a lot of people going to be there coming up in the full accuweather forecast. back to you guys. >> sounds good. thank you cecily. time for a check of that "action news" traffic report. busy place. >> we saw that in bob's live report. gina gannon in for matt pelman tonight with the larger view of the travel today. hi, gina. >> hello guys. it's not that bad on the blue route. last we spoke we had 45 minute travel times but right now it's only about 32 minutes right now on that southbound side. just a slight delay here southbound at route one. so, things are improving and we like that. maybe that's good for the holiday weekend. if you are going to be traveling out of northbound
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you're in the green about 20 minutes there. on the big picture delays and slow speeds although things are a little better on 95 southbound but 95 northbound is very crowded as well as the vine 76 and the blue route. let's show you the vine. usually always a problem spot and you're stacked the length on that eastbound side 76 through to 95 looks like you're ever so slightly tapping the brakes out there westbound so good news. if you have plans to travel down the shore here's your live look right now on the 42 freeway right at the acx split here. about 13 minutes so a little more time. brian and monica. >> thank you gina. >> and this reminder now for anyone heading to a holiday party this weekend. state liquor stores in pennsylvania will be opened on the fourth of july after holiday restrictions were removed in 2016. stores will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. a scare on the freeway in southern california. ahead at 5:30 why police believe a plane crash landed on the busy roadway just feet short of the runway.
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>> but first, new details on a taser related death in berks county. why police now say an officer was justified when he used his weapon when "action
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>> ♪ >> protesters gathered outside the trenton transit center today upset about the new new nw jersey police bill. it would require schools to teach children how to interact with police. the group believes that while the bill aims to educate students it also implies that the problem of police brutality is about lack of respect. >> ♪ >> new at 5:00 tonight the berks county district attorney says an officer was justified when he deployed his taser on plan who later died. in april police received a call that kenneth johnson was assaulting his girlfriend. when they got there, johnson did not comply with their commands they say and threatened them. an officer tased him and he later went into cardiac arrest. the coroner says johnson had a slightly enlarged heart and suffered from hypertension which likely contributed to his death. the daa says the officer acted in self-defense and won't be
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charged. >> an invasive bug in berks bucks county. nine municipalities to the quarantine list because of this spotted lantern fly. officials say the spotted lantern fly is known to attack 25 plant species in pennsylvania. the quarantine restricts movement of any material or capital beltway that could -- plant that could possibly spread that pest. this afternoon city officials cut a giant pink ribbon on the boardwalk. the largest ribbon cutting in the city history. it was a kickoff to all the summer happenings in ac including a visit by singer and bucks county native pink. she'll headline a beach concert in atlantic city on july 13th. >> the city of philadelphia has a new tool to help immigrants. an online map was unveiled that shows every place in the city where that people can take english as a second language classes. the mayor's officers worked with temple university's department of geography and urban studies to make this
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possible. >> ♪ [cheers and applause] >> choir from rochester new york got a round of applause after an impromptu performance on the art museum steps today. it was beautiful. they just happened to be there as the museum unveiled two new banners that say save the arts. a sign of support funding for the arts. >> very nice. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00, it is fitness friday. >> yeah, how one local fitness class is helping those at risk for osteoporosis stay strong and healthy.
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>> health check tonight it is fitness friday. getting fit has. benefits losing weight lowering your risk for heart disease and others. >> it can also help protect your bones. this is especially important for people at risk for osteoporosis. health reporter and wretch girard nurse ali gorman joins us live at the "action news" big board with the story. >> when a local physical therapist learned she had osteoporosis she got to work finding ways to strengthen her bones without medication and then she created an exercise class for others. >> make sure you can see your toes if you look down. >> physical therapist joanne always thought she was in great shape. exercising and keeping her
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weight in line. so she was stunned to learn she had osteoporosis. until she remembered some previous bad habits she had as a teenager. >> i smoked. i hate to admit and i didn't eat that great. i drank a lot of soda. >> those can contribute to weakening bones. before trying medications, joanne told her doctor she wanted to give exercise one more try. >> i found that i could retarget my exercises to strengthen areas where i had weakness. >> she researched the best moves and created the super bones classes. their group workouts designed protect and strengthen bones while avoiding some x-rays that can do more harm than good. >> if he bent forward as in a sit-up as in toe touches, he's putting or a person is putting compression on this part of the vertebra which could lead to fractures. >> super bones incorporates safe elements from yoga
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strength training and other disciplines. >> we work on postural alignment and we work on strengthening of the back and of the hips. >> the exercises also aim to prevent falls by improving balance and body awareness. jane sentry who lost bone density due to a breast cancer drug says the class has eased her fear of falling. >> the things i'm doing also i feel like have definitely strengthened my pal. >> and joanne says a bone scan shows the class is working for her. >> i don't have osteoporosis anymore. >> and osteoporosis doesn't just affect women. men can also have it. it puts you at a much greater risk for broken bones and other complications. now weight bearing exercises where your body has to work against gravity are best. you can do some high impact ones or low impact ones. this is going to depend on your risk and your level of health. of course it's best to talk to your healthcare provider about what's best for you. brian and monica. >> great idea. thank you ali. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00 we'll check on
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your forecast. >> drone6 live over kelly drive. how pretty is that? meteorologist cecily tynan with that exclusive
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accuweather forecast before the big holiday. >> meteorologist cecily tynan here with the very important details on the weekend. hi, cecily. >> pressure is on. >> yes. >> all in all it's going to be a pretty nice weekend for the fourth of july weekend. let's head over to sky6 taking a look where a lot of people are already or heading heading e tomorrow, cape may notice not only do we have a lot of sunshine you can see that ocean, a lot of white caps there. we have winds up to about 30 miles an hour gusting along the beach and that is causing a moderate risk of rip currents not just today but also tomorrow and it's also having a huge impact on temperatures. the ocean temperature is chilly. it's in the low 60's. you get that that wind off the ocean. right now cape may is only 73 degrees. a lot of people wearing sweatshirts there. 9 miles inlands at the atlantic city airport in pomona it's 86 and it jumps to 94 degrees in millville and it feels like 95 degrees in philadelphia. now, tomorrow we have had a change in the forecast. dropping the temperature down into the 80's. don't let that deceive you. the dewpoints will be in the
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70's so that means the way it feels, the heat index will be up into the mid 90's by the afternoon. so, the temperature will be down a notch but the humidity will be up and with that, we have a risk of some thunderstorms. now, double scan live showing we are seeing a cluster of thunderstorms moving into schuylkill county, seven lightning strikes with that, heavy downpours that could clip northern berks county but most of this area will stay up to the north. the main activity is waiting in the ohio valley. that moves through tomorrow. so satellite and radar showing this is really what we're watching. you see that line that's moving into ohio. that will be moving through late in the day tomorrow and tomorrow night. so, that's really our potential for storms. so, future tracker showing tonight 8 o'clock again little bit of activity across the lehigh valley northern berks county. it's overcast with high dewpoints lots of clouds. in the afternoon when you have to keep your eye to the sky
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about 3 o'clock in the afternoon some activity bubbling up mainly across the lehigh valley and the poconos. the main line of storms likely will be moving through in the evening. the latest models showing it right across i-95 by 7:30 and then not reaching the coast until about an hour later. so, most of the day tomorrow will be rain free. late in the day and tomorrow night, is when you have to keep your eye to the sky. so, this is the forecast for tomorrow down the shore 80 degrees, breezy, the thunderstorms moving through after the sun sets tomorrow night. philadelphia 89 degrees, but again, that heat index in the mid 90's. going to be a steamy day with some late day thunderstorms. the poconos 75 degrees, very humid, strong storms and storms could be arriving in the poconos as early as lunchtime. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it's very humid, it's warm, 89 degrees. sunday it's hotter but the humidity down, 91. monday 90 degrees. the fourth should be dry t it will be warm, 89 degrees and wednesday some afternoon thunderstorms with a high of 90 and that star should be on tuesday, not wednesday. talk about the heat hanging on
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. rick is off tonight. brian taff joins us and here's what's happening on "action news" for you tonight. the medical marijuana industry is booming in pennsylvania but who will be allowed to profit from it? that's causing an uproar. wendy saltzman takes an in depth look at the business of growing this cash crop. man is viciously attacked while pumping gas at a local wawa. the search is on for the suspect who targeted him. and an incredible scene on one of the busiest freeways in the country. a small plane crashes and burst into flames in l.a. right in the middle of rush hour. we'll show you how it all happened. >> the release of pennsylvania's marijuana permits has many applicants fuming. today is the deadline for those who were not granted grow licenses to appeal. >> wendy saltzman is looking into pennsylvania's big money marijuana business and wendy what have you found out. >> reporter: well, this is supposed to be about medicine the bottom line for many is cold hard cash.
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one approved grower has ties to the governor, another one just north of us affiliated with the company accused of illegally transporting on the cannabis across state lines. so we're investigating exactly how the state picked the winners and the losers. >> welcome to the bunkers. >> reporter: pennsylvania cannabis advocateoff whelan one of 177 applicants who paid $10,000 a piece a total of 1.77 million bucks to the state for a shot at owning a massive money making marijuana grow license. >> it is probably a million dollars a month that we would be generating out of this facility. >> reporter: his company called boca botanicals which includes all pennsylvania engineers investors and board members failed to get the thumbs up to grow in this underground facility. former flyers forward riley reiy is a member. >> i don't know if ethics is the right word but some shady business going on. >> reporter: companies can appeal the decision amid
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concerns of how permits were doled. some companies shelled out upwards of $60,000 for a piece of the marijuana pie. the reason pennsylvania is potentially such a gold mine for marijuana growers is the state is approved medicinal use for 17 qualifying disorders. that's significantly more than any other state. >> people see, you know, see a ton of dollar signs here. >> reporter: but what's concerning according to attorney joe kelly is how the applicants were scored and whether the process was potentially tainted. >> i think there's a lot of concern out there that there's a lot of behind the scenes politicking that's going on with this stuff. >> reporter: for instance, the chairman of berks county franklin labs is governor tom wolf's former secretary of policy and planning john hanger. prime wellness of pennsylvania lists chase lenfest the son of gerry lenfest as a principal and financial backer. but most concerning to some is the issuance of a permit to pennsylvania medical solutions of scranton. it's affiliated with the a
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minnesota cannabis conglomerate. two of that conglomerate's former top executives have been charged with smuggling half a million dollars worth of cannabis oil across state lines. so how were the winning growers chosen? the problem is kelly says no one really knows. >> they put the cone of silence on the decision making process. >> our regulations maintain the anonymity of team members to avoid any interference with their work or influence from outside parties. >> reporter: and in spite of the increasing public backlash the department of health tells us they defend their picks in what some are saying is a lack of transparency. >> it's important to note this has been an objective process. >> reporter: yesterday the rivers found of dispensary licenses were handed out with the same scrutiny:the department says the process was based on score cards which are criticized by some as arbitrary and inconsistent. monica. >> a person was seriously injured after being hit by car
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in new castle delaware this afternoon. a deldot camera captured the scene in the southbound lanes of south dupont highway near pulaski highway. not clear what led up to the collision but we're told the pedestrian was rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries. police have not told us if the driver will be charged. we have newly released surveillance video of a drive by shooter in south philadelphia. you can see him right there coming to reach out the window of a white cadillac with a gun in his hand back on june 20. he did fire multiple shots in the 700 block of tasker street hitting a 23-year-old man in the shoulder. the suspect remains at large. his vehicle did have damage to the front driver's side and by the way, the cadillac emblem was missing from the front grille. >> police in upper merion searching for the man who brutally beat a 52-year-old man who was pumping his gas at a wawa. this is surveillance video of the crime. a blue minivan pulls up next to the victim. the man walks to him and demands his cell phone. he then punched the victim in
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the face then continued to beat him as he lie on the ground. the victim was able to give police a description of the attacker. he is a thin white male with a thin build. police say the suspect was riding in a light blue dodge caravan or chrysler town and country. if you have any information you're asked to contact police. a woman already having a rough day became the victim of a purse snatch interwest philadelphia earlier this month. the 66-year-old woman had been in a car crash and was trying to sort out the details near the intersection of belmont and lancaster avenues. investigators say the man approached her grabbed her bag and then took off. if you know anything about this man, you're asked to contact police as well. >> a worker at a lehigh county fireworks company was badly injured in an explosion this morning. chopper6 in slatington where firefighters and police had the building taped off. the owner of celebration fireworks says an electric match may have malfunctioned. these are devices that are normally used to ignite each shell. the part-time worker had a bad
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injury to her hand. no other information about her condition yet. the company does supply fireworks for shows all across our area and they say there is a chance that the investigation will impact shipments for the fourth of july. the coast guard wants to make sure everyone is safe on the water this weekend. operation dry water is in effect right now. officers will be on the water looking for impaired boaters. alcohol use continues to be a leading contributing factor in recreational boating related accidents injuries even deaths. >> like in a car alcohol does impair your driving on a boat and if people are not very familiar with the boat or their surroundings it can cause accidents, not just for themselves or for others out on the water. >> if you're headed out on the water this weekend make sure somebody knows where you are going in the boat. it's also important of course to make sure you have enough life jackets for everyone on board. >> well, there are welcome america fist activities going going -- festivities going on.
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people enjoyed free admission to penn university in university city. that features objects from ancient cultures. there were plenty of hands-on 50's for the kids to enjoy. >> meantime the schuylkill river again playing host to a big event this weekend. check it out. drone6 live right now over a section of kelly drive that's closed for the independence day regatta. closure between strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive will last until sunday night at 8 o'clock but a bird's eye view gorgeous tonight. >> so no cars on that road but plenty of cars on pretty much every other road. >> too many in some cases. let's get the "action news" traffic report with gina gannon. hi, gina. >> hello brian and monica. that's right. although right now i'm thinking something is up. we're not seeing big delays so maybe everyone is down the shore already but we'll see. we have an issue if you're traveling out right now on 95. you can see we have a fire truck disabled on that left shoulder and this is 95 and southbound just before the walt whitman bridge so fire department on the scene here but not causing a problem as you can see traffic is getting along smoothly.
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if you're traveling out look at that green. you're good to go 95 northbound and southbound between the vine and woodhaven and vice versa not a problem. let's take you to the vine street expressway. there we always have backups but now our delays have flipped flopped. traveling westbound heavy from eighth street through this point at 76. looks like it's just a little sluggish on that eastbound side but it's stilly from 76 all the way out through to 95. let's take you to new jersey in mount laurel we have a disabled vehicle on 295 on the and southbound off-ramp to route 38 so little bit of slowing if that's where you're traveling and then if you are heading out right now into new jersey as well, new jersey turnpike southbound right at the pa turnpike we're getting report of an accident and then traveling out down the shore a slight delay on the 42 freeway at creek road. brian and monica. >> thank you, gina. still to come on "action news" tonight an on board emergency forces a pilot to make an emergency landing on a busy california freeway right in the middle of the morning rush hour. we'll explain what led up to this fiery scene. >> and one of disneyland's most iconic rides is getting a modern update. why designers are changing a
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specific part of the pirates of the caribbean. meteorologist adam joseph is tracking the all important july 4th forecast. >> we're going to change things up a little tomorrow. stormy at times tomorrow but then most of the weekend is looking really nice sunday, monday. it does stay on the hot and humid side and as you can see there are some storms right now working to the north and west of allentown could clip parts of berks and lehigh county. we'll talk about the fourth as well in that seven-day forecast. >> thank you sir. ducis rodgers day two of the sixers mini camp and phillies mak
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>> an incredible scene played out over one of the busiest freeways in america today. a small plane in distress crashed on the 405 in l.a. sending debris and flames flying and now two people are fighting for their lives. abc's alex stone has the latest. >> aircraft is on the freeway at this time. traffic has stopped on the 405 and there is fire showing. >> reporter: drama unfolding on the busy 405 freeway in santa ana california. small plane falling from the sky and bursting into flames as drivers were on the highway ahead of the busy fourth of july weekend.
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people on the freeway caught completely off guard as the small plane came crashing to the ground. >> the plane holy leap leap it's a plane. >> reporter: creating a fire ball and heavy smoke. the faa says the aircraft a twin cessna 310 had taken off from john wayne airport a the pilot declared an emergency shortly after he was airborne and trying to return to the airport when the plane crashed. >> i actually witnessed the plane coming down and we noticed that it wasn't going to make it back to the airport. everyone started slowing down on the freeway and it hit the northbound side and burst into flames immediately. no one knew what to do. >> the first actions taken was the extinguishing of the flier after the removal of the patients. >> reporter: early reports from firefighters say the two people on board the plane a man and a woman suffered traumatic injuries. the plane clipped a car as it crashed but no one on the ground is pleased to have been injured. >> i lost my right engine.
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>> reporter: the plane crash is under investigation. traffic on the freeway is severely restricted and is expected to be delayed for hours as investigators scour the scene. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> and world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the fiery crash on the 405 in los angeles and you can watch that following "action "an news" at 6:00 tonight. >> meantime ducis rodgers here with sports and day two of sixers mini camp. >> and the excitement, monica and brian, continues with this team. it's almost time to take the kid for a test drive. the sixers will begin play in the utah summer league on monday all eyes will be on markelle fultz. the first round draft pick has been impressing both his teammates and the coaching staff with his willingness to learn. but don't sleep on he the first round pick a year ago. tlc as he's known averaged six and a half points per game last season. he says he's looking to build upon that this time around. >> i think everything is better. my confidence is higher and
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everything is -- everything's going well right now like my body feels good and my shoot is better, everything is better so -- and after the experience of one year behind me so i'm good. >> surprising move. the sixers waved guard gerald henderson em averaged 9.2. per game surprising because this team needs the veteran leadership he was providing. to football eagles signed another quarterback dane evans. he's a 23-year-old rookie who played atolls s meanwhile beck lam is out the door at that time eagles have waved the wide receiver. green-beckham came over in a trade last summer with the titans. he finished the season with 36 catches and just two touchdowns. the phillies are in new york to face the mets. howie kendrick is back on the disabled list. he's dealing with hamstring issue. the phillies have called um outfielder process of picnic williams to take his spot. he'll start tonight in left field. manager pete mackanin has him batting sixth.
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williams was batting .280 for aaa lehigh valley this season. nhl free agency begins right after midnight tonight. flyers reportedly set to sign goalie brian elliott. the 32-year-old spent last season with calgary. here he will split time with neuvirth. we won't see nolan patrick on the ice next week. he had abdominal surgery 17 days ago. the flyers say patrick won't resume full activities for two to four weeks. call it sunday night football. mls style. the union will host new england revolution sunday at 5:00 p.m. the union are coming off a loss to the red bulls on wednesday. that was in open cup play. as we get into july coach curtin knows the mls matches will take on more importance. >> every point matters. you look at the table now. we have a game or two in hand on some teams. we have to take advantage of those especially when they're in our home stadium at talen energy. we'll look to get all three points. we need a nice loud crowd like they always are behind us pushing our guys on and yeah,
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it's a big game for us against new england who is a dangerous team but we have the confidence and the home fielder get all three. >> ahead at 6 o'clock we join a couple of union players inside a makeshift classroom. the subject is english. we'll explain how that helps on the field next half hour. >> finally tonight, a mother will do anything for her son. european pga tour that's the mother of lee. she rolls up her pants to retrieve her son's putter from the pond the icky pond i should add. leigh tossed it in there after being frustrated with his poor putting. mom realizes the putter is broken. it's useless. she went in there for no reason. everyone gets a good laugh everyone but mom, she's a mess. >> yeah. >> her son now has to spend the rest of the sumner his room. >> for sure. >> love it. >> thank you ducis. meantime time to update a classic ride at disneyland. the pirates of the caribbean ride shows a scene with a woman being auctioned off off in a forced marriage top a
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pirate. a banner will be changed from "take a wench to a bride to" auction surrender your loot. the woman will not become a bride she'll become a pirate herself and pirates will take the woman's food instead of the woman. patriotic dogs celebrate the fourth of july. pooches came to margate. the prepet care offered contests and games plus portraits matching doggie contests and games plus portraits matching doggie t-shirts and bandanas and much fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network. now with our new fios gigabit connection, you get amazing download speeds up to 940 megs, 20 times faster than most people have. and the price is amazing too for $79.99 a month online for the first year you'll get our fastest triple play
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intelligent. explosive. the all-new audi s5 sportback. >> time to check that forecast. i want to give it an a minus. so close to perfect. >> i like your grading. tomorrow is an eh kind of day. you know. >> i have been listening. >> you guys sit, relax. going to the weather center and taking a look at sky6 live over the ben franklin bridge. you can see a little shake in the camera. we had some pretty breezy conditions today. especially at the shore winds gusting near 30 miles an hour creating some strong rip currents but right now we are dry. it is hazy, it is hot, it is humid. locally in the delaware valley but storm tracker6 live double scan you can see some storms firing up to the north and west. let's move that to you and you could see a look for yourself
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towards allentown and reading. bethel hamburg along i-78 there are some downpours and thunderstorms working from the southwest to the northeast so they're not sliding in from the northwest to the southeast so clipping parts of lancaster berks and lehigh county. we'll watch those for that particular area but overall they will not be drifting as far south as philadelphia for this evening and again, tomorrow is the day we will be watching. take a look at these numbers. the heat index how it's feeling right now 95 in philadelphia, the same for trenton, wilmington 94 feels like 98 in dover. 94 in millville but right along the immediate shore line here we are dealing with temperatures that feel like only in the 70's because of a strong wind again coming in off of that very chilly ocean of 61 or so degrees. you see all the severe storms in new england right now again all that missing us slide to the north. weak boundary that falls apart overnight and then a second round coming from the ohio valley you see near cleveland, that's here during the day
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tomorrow. so, for tonight it is warm, it is very uncomfortable, a thunderstorm again in those far northwestern areas, 70 to 74 degrees for that overnight low. future tracker6 lots of clouds to start our saturday again tomorrow, the worst day of the weekend even though it's not a washout there's going to be a lot of clouds, some pops of sun and then in the afternoon we'll be dealing with some of those pop-ups around and even without full sunshine it is going to feel like the mid 90's, very oppressive and that will fire up some strong to some severe storms tomorrow late afternoon and evening passing through philadelphia maybe around that 7 o'clock hour. now, even though all of us have a chance for those storms around here, there's a scattered and a better chance for them to turn severe in those far northwestern areas in the yellow just isolated chance for those storms to hit severe letters in and around the delaware valley. down at the shore notice the storms during the day tomorrow. they will come in very late at night 80 degrees but again a moderate risk for rip
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currents, a cold ocean of 61. much better sunday, monday, mid 80's with lower humidity and if you're heading up into the mountains, tomorrow very humid with a lot of thunderstorms starting first thing in the morning and then sunday into monday less humid and beautiful with lots of sunshine and temperatures right around 80 degrees. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast 89 tomorrow and those gusty after and evening starting to pop up. many folks having a barbecue have plan b in case. great sunday, monday, tuesday if you like the heat and you like lower humidity and really taking out the chance for storms those three days including the holiday and then typical july weather here, near 90 wednesday, thursday, friday. and at that time there could be some of those pop-ups coming back into the forecast so just get through tomorrow and we are looking good. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you adam. just reminder to take us with you this holiday weekend. >> ooh. >> realtime travel. >> oh. >> depends on where you're going. >> storm tracker6 live radar so much more on your phone or
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>> today we got a sneak peek at a new interactive mural in kensington. artist cara cromby. it's going to be permanently installed in franklin square. it will open to the public july 15. pretty cool. >> jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories. west goshen police release the sketch of a suspect they're looking for in a road rage murder. new details from police coming isn't that breaking news from that bronx hospital site of a deadly shooting this afternoon. investigators say a former doctor is the gunman. those stories and more up next at six. for rick williams adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody ducis rodgers brian taff the entir
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night. temperatures are heating up for the holiday weekend. and police investigate a deadly double shooting in the city of chester. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the road rage murder that claimed the life of an 18-year-old girl in chester county. the gunman is still at large. but west goshen police have released this sketch hoping someone can help identify him. bianca nikol roberson lost her
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life simply because she and her killer were trying to merge into the same lane at the same time on route 100. for an update we go to "action news" reporter jeff chirico at west goshen police. jeff. >> reporter: jim, we're learning some new information from the late afternoon press conference. police tell us some 20 agents are actively working this case and crime stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward but the main message police are driving home is they want the public to take a good look at this sketch. >> it is crucial. the family deserves this. society in general deserves this. >> reporter: authorities late this afternoon pleaded once again for the public's help finding the man in this sketch, white blond hair in his 20's or 30's. police say he was driving a faded red pickup truck wednesday evening when he crossed paths with bianca roberson on the route 100 bypass. >> they both were trying to get in the same single lane and that's what prompted the

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