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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 incident. >> reporter: police say the
18-year-old was shot once in the head her car crashed into a tree. a blurry image shows the truck fleeing on the shoulder of route 202 south near paoli pike. detectives spent the day looking for clearer images along possible escape routes. her devastated family and friends are still reeling from the news at what they first thought was a tragic accident is now a case of murder. >> now we have to deal with the fact that an unknown man for no reason at all shot our daughter. >> reporter: who he didn't know. >> who he didn't even know 'cause if he knew her he wouldn't have shot her. >> reporter: a family friend has set up a crowdfunding site to help cover funeral expenses. a recent high school graduate bianca planned to attend jacksonville university with dreams of working for the fbi solving crimes. now tragically police are working to solve her murder. >> when i heard it was murder i just -- i broke out into tears like why would someone do this to such a promising young girl. >> might be was out there that day, it was rush hour, 5:30,
daylight, a lot of people was out there. if you seen anything, report it, say something, call 911. >> reporter: police say they have received hundreds of tips about a faded red pickup truck from as far away as texas. they insist they're following up on every lead. meanwhile the family is planning a vigil in bianca's honor, excuse me, that's being held tonight at 9:00 at the family home. reporting live in west goshen township, jeff chirico channel6 "action news." jim. >> jeff, thank you. we want to give you another look at the sketch that has just between released by police. this is the man believed to be driving the red truck investigators are looking for. you can see these images on 6abc.com along with information to contact police if you have any information. a man and woman are dead following a shooting in chester this afternoon. police cordoned off the scene along the 2200 block of west third street at 2 o'clock.
that's where investigators found the victims dead in an apartment. police say both suffered multiple gunshot wounds. the certain for the gunman continues at this hour. >> ♪ we have breaking news tonight. a gunman dressed in a white lab coat opened fire this afternoon inside bronx lebanon hospital in new york killing one man and wounding five to six other people. he then turned the rifle on himself. authorities say he was a doctor and a former employee. henry bell low. police and firefighters descended on the hospital a mile and a half from yankee stadium. needless to say officials are still trying to sort everything out. world news tonight with david muir will have the latest information tonight at 6:30. sky6 is live on the beach in cape may where the surf looks gorgeous for the july 4th holiday weekend. up and down the jersey shore both tourists and local merchants are getting ready for what they hope will be a weekend of fun and profit.
live in ocean city tonight is "action news" new jersey correspondent nora muchanic. nora, happy holiday. this is such an important weekend for everybody at the jersey shore. >> reporter: it is indeed, jim, and happy holiday to you. we're outside curly fries right now across the music pier on the boardwalk. they say this is a gigantic weekend for them. the owner tells me brings in -- trucks in a thousand pounds of potatoes and has extra supplies on hand for hungry visitors over the next several days. jim, tons of people are arriving at the shore tonight and others are saying goodbye. >> it's been great. we did parasailing, we did some fishing, the boardwalk, a lot of swimming, a lot of beach. >> reporter: it's been a great week at the beach for the gruber family of warrington setting up on the beach in ocean city for the last day of their vacation. the sun has been out all day but some folks are bundling up on the beach. >> it's so that windy so cold. i can't believe my daughter is in the ocean. every time she come out it's like it's freezing.
i said you're nuts. >> i just got a new boogie board and i want to get used to it. >> reporter: you don't care how cold it. >> no. >> we head out before the traffic gets really bad. >> reporter: some of the lifeguards arely in sweats. they say the water temperature is a chilly 63 degrees and it's a little rough. >> numbingly cold. >> reporter: that bad. >> yes. >> reporter: you stay in for long. >> no. >> reporter: you plan on going in altogether. >> no. >> reporter: four month old joey wasn't too happy on the boardwalk. his mom wrapped him in a towel to keep him warm. >> expected heat, right, 84 degrees and we're down here and it's windy and cold. >> reporter: not what you're expecting. >> about to get a cup of coffee. >> reporter: you can see the breeze whipping umbrellas and at times you have to hold onto your hat but these conditions heading into fourth of july week are just right for some folksily. >> this is the perfect beach day. love it. >> it is a lot cooler but it's beautiful because the humidity is so low and the kids i think
have a better time when they're not so hot. >> reporter: looking live down the boardwalk in ocean city right now and, jim, you're not going the believe who i ran into here. take a look at this. it's elvis. it's the king. hi elvis. >> how are you doing? but i can't help falling in love with you. >> reporter: thank you elvis. happy fourth of july weekend. >> thank you. happy fourth of july everybody. god bless america. >> reporter: jim, you never know who you're going to run into. live on the boardwalk in ocean city. >> hey, jinx how you doing buddy. all right. >> reporter: channel6 "action news." >> thank you, thank you very much. >> he's not shy. thank you both. what about the all important accuweather forecast for the holiday weekend? let's get right to meteorologist cecily tynan and that late word from accuweather, cecily. >> in philadelphia we made it up to 93 degrees today. hard to believe earlier this week temperatures were only in the low 80's.
the normal high is 86 so that's 7 degrees above normal so it may have been cool and windy along the shore but inland it's hot and humid and you can see the difference. inland we have temperatures in the 90's the heat index makes it feel like the low 90's although you get that wind off the ocean, we have wind gusts up to about 30 miles an hour. along the beaches, cape may beach haven it's in the 70's and atlantic city airport which is 9 miles inland in pomona it's 85 degrees. there is a lot of severe weather up to the north. in fact, there's some tornado warnings in part of new york state. we are looking at some storms kind of clipping northern berks county and the lehigh valley. most of those will stay north of us tonight. however, tomorrow we've got a frontal boundary that will be pulling through and that will bring us some stormy weather. so future tracker showing really the window of the storms will be late in the afternoon into the evening hours around 6:30 this is showing a pretty good line of some heavy downpours across the i-95 corridor and that is the main threat. there's going to be very high
humidity levels tomorrow so strong downpours, lightning and strong winds also a moderate risk, low risk of hail and tornadoes. i'll run you through the complete holiday weekend including the shore and the poconos coming up in a few minutes. back to you jim. >> thank you cecily. if you're hitting the road this weekend you are not alone. aaa says 44.2 million americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this fourth of july. most will be driving to their destination. low summer gas prices are driving that decision. the national average $2.28 a gallon, four cents cheaper than last year. drone6 is live over kelly drive. portions of the drive will be closed this weekend as the independence day regatta takes over the schuylkill river. the closure between strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive will last until sunday night at 8 o'clock. that's a beautiful picture. and remember to take "action news" with you this holiday weekend. get realtime traffic views, storm tracker6 live radar and
more on your phone or tablet any time. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. one place you might not be able to go this weekend, new jersey state parks. that's because governor christie and assembly speaker vincent prieto are locked in a budget stalemate. if new jersey lawmakers don't pass the nearly 35 billion-dollar budget by midnight tonight, the state government could shut down. and that would affect allstate parks along with courts and other nonessential services. prieto refuses to post a bill that would overhaul the state's largest health insurer. and the budget impasse in delaware escalated today. talks could go late into the night. democrats proposed cuts to nonprofit organizations fire departments and senior centers and increases in personal income taxes to pay for $385 million budget shortfall. republicans have proposed legislation that will fund the government through july if an
agreement can't be reached. coming up on "action news" tonight, a new discovery has stopped work again at a construction site where dozens of coffins and human remains were found months ago. and with players from eight different countries communication among union players can be tough. but tackling their language game is just as important as practicing their soccer skills. cecily. >> after a cool start to the week the heat and humidity have returned. right now philadelphia is 91 degrees, the dewpoint 65 degrees. those dewpoints will be heading up tomorrow along with a threat of storms. i'll have all the details in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and the much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
>> incoming freshman that the university of delaware will be first on campus to see this film. it is the newest effort to prepare students for an active shooter situation. the goal is to get students to think about how they would react to have a plan about what to do. the video highlights three options, running, hiding and fighting. campus police say they want the community to be ready just in case. >> ♪ we have an update tonight on an olde city construction site in philadelphia that used to be a cemetery back in the 18th century. that's why it was noteworthy when human bones and fragments of coffins were discovered several months back. it has happened again. "action news" reporter vernon odom has the story. >> reporter: at second and arch today construction on a new apartment building remains shut down partly because of an area wide labor contract dispute and because it appears even more coffins and skeletal
remains have been discovered. >> at about 14 feet down, there are additional burials that have been located on the site. and that -- the plan now is to hire a professional archaeologist to come in and do a proper excavation of those remainsism back in the wintertime construction work was briefly shut down when 80 to 100 coffins and skeletal remains were found here. because scientists wanted to recover the findings and do their vital research. >> prior to really the 20th century maybe pack in the 19th century a little bit there's just not a lot of really good information about population health. >> reporter: people who frequent this olde city neighborhood tell me another temporary shutdown of construction in the name of science will be a good thing. >> i get what the developers want. i understand what their priority is and their priority probably is money and they want -- their time line has already probably been messed
up previously but i feel like when something like this happens that it should be, this is a priority. >> reporter:. >> this building will still be built and people will make money from it. what we're asking, what the philadelphia archaeological forum is asking for is a pause. >> reporter: we reached out to executives from pmc. the company building the apartment building. they left early the receptionist said for the holiday weekend. tonight it appears the apartment developers are willing to shut this project down briefly one more time to allow a thoreau complete search to see if there are any human remains here at second and arch.
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pretty good swing. >> uh-huh. >> sixers back on the court today. >> yeah, mini camp continues. they make a move today jim that surprised me a little bit. the sixers waived guard gerald henderson. he averaged nine points he's a local product played his high school basketball at episcopal academy. joel embiid working on his three-point game. top draft pick markelle fultz will headline the team when it begins play on monday in utah. still getting to know fultz but he sounds like he's a perfectionist. >> just look for mistakes i made the night before, come back and try not to make the same mistakes keep learning learning the plays and defense. i'm happy with myself but my biggest thing is just trying to learn. i'm asking the coach questions just trying to figure out everything. >> to the eagles dorral green-beckham waved today. green-beckham spent one unevent full season here. he had 36 catches and just two touchdowns after being acquired in a trade with the titans last summer. lots to get to with the
phillies. first they are now in new york to face the mets in a three game series begin, tonight. also howie kendrick headed back totten day disabled list way injury. phillies called up one of their top outfield prospects. williams is batting .280. he'll start in left field tonight. he'll also bat sixth. the union's roster consist of players from eight different countries. that makes communicating a bit difficult but the union are able to overcome that because many of their guys are students of the game. the language game. philadelphia union soccer is all about hard work. practice and preparation. but for some players when that final business sell blows the learning process is just beginning. >> especially means. >> reporter: for the past three seasons the union have teamed up with the university of pennsylvania to create a program to help their foreign players learn the english language. >> we've seen just a lot of
improvement in their confidence, in their fluency, in their ability to express themselves. >> so grateful for this amazing teacher. i think she's the best teacher in the united states. >> two of the players in the program are both native brazil sans. they are seeing the benefits of learning a new language both on and off the field. >> i can express, i can talk, i can joke now, i can spoke with the teacher. i can spoke with the coach. i am so happy from the majority of what we do helps them with their every day lives. but then i think it also helps them communicate with the guys on the team better so they can understand even the banter a little bit more and just feel more part of the team. >> been a very powerful program. something that i'm happy that we were able to start here and i think it's something that every pro sports team in philadelphia could really use. >> of course the program is about much more than just soccer. these are lessons and a new language in will last a
lifetime. >> i love soccer. soccer is my life. i play soccer for six seasons but i think i will bring for the rest of my life. >> the union will host new england coming up sunday night. >> thank you ducis. coming up on "action news," cecily tynan with that all important accuweather weekend holiday forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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look up and seeing lots of sunshine, blue kiss with some fair weather cumulus clouds popping up. tomorrow we'll see a lot more cloud cover and doubling scan live showing that we've got a few areas of precipitation. the first batch mainly focusing across new england, new york state but there's a secondary line that's moving through the ohio valley and that's what will be affecting us tomorrow. right now it's just hot and it's humid. the current heat index makes it feel like 93 in philadelphia, 91 in allentown, the big difference down the shore, cape may with that that wind off the ocean it only feels like 73 degrees. it's cool and windy and tomorrow i'll drop the temperature down to 89 degrees but don't let that fool you. dewpoints tomorrow will be higher than today. they'll be in the 70's so the heat index, the way it feels will be up any other mid 90's by the afternoon so it will be oppressive and with that heat and humidity we do have a threat of some storms. let's talk about the storms that are happening right now though. double scan live showing that
we do have a cluster of thunderstorms across northern berks county right now, hamburg you can see it's heading towards slatington. not severe but a lot of thunder and lightning, 40 lightning strikes the past 15 minutes, also some heavy downpours really you can see how most of that is lifting up to the north. it will not be affecting philadelphia tonight. satellite and radar showing here is the area to the north. there's more out to the west. that swings through late in the day tomorrow. so, future tracker showing as we head through tonight around 8:30 again some activity across the lehigh valley, the poconos. tomorrow morning it won't be like today. it won't be bright and sunny. a dirty sky with the humidity overcast skies at 9 o'clock in the morning, should be rain free but then as we head into the afternoon hours, this is when we see some thunderstorms bubbling up around 4:30, the chance of some severe weather to the north and west. as it swings through philadelphia into south jersey, the sun will be setting so it will lose a lot of its punch by 8 o'clock, moving across the i-95 corridor and then hitting the
coast after sunset. so if you are down the shore tomorrow that ocean temperature is chilly, 61 degrees, a moderate risk of rip currents so don't swim where and when the lifeguards are off duty. today, though, should be rain free. those thunderstorms moving in at night with a high of 80. sunday beautiful day to be on the beach, sun and clouds, not as windy as today or tomorrow, 84 degrees. and monday sun with a few clouds and a high of 83. heading to the poconos tomorrow, a very humid day with thunderstorms developing as early as lunchtime a high of 78 degrees. the rest of the weekend just gorgeous. sunday lower humidity, 81 and monday loads of sunshine and again the humidity levels not bad with a high of 80 in the mountains. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast it's very humid tomorrow. not as hot as today temperature-wise but it will feel hotter with the humidity, a high of 89 degrees, some gusty thunderstorms in the late day and evening hours. sunday it's hot but it's less humid. 91 degrees on monday it stays hot with a high of 90.
i removed the threat of storms on the fourth of july. so, that's great news. it will be warm but dry, 89 degrees. wednesday afternoon some thunderstorms with a high of 90. some of those storms cop linger into thursday with a high of 88 degrees and we're back up to 91 degrees on friday so tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening storms but the rest of the weekend rain free. >> thank you cecily. abc world news tonight with david muir next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. please join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel6. for cecily tynan ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on. the deadly hospital rampage in new york city. the gunman, a doctor, walking in with an assault rifle under his lab coat. killing another doctor, wounding others. the chaos inside. doctors refusing to evacuate, treating their colleagues in the middle of a crime scene. also breaking tonight, the fiery plane crash on the nation's busiest highway. >> mayday, mayday. >> the moment of impact caught on camera. eyewitnesses rushing to help. the pilot and passenger pulled out alive. intimidation tactics? the tv hosts firing back after president trump's controversial facelift tweet. now, the accusation against the west wing about threatening behavior. and, on this holiday