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front porch in point breeze, the reptile was picked up at the cornerer of 23rd and tasker. sharrie williams is here and monica is off. >> tonight the snake is resting comfortably at a shelter in hunting park. john rawlins is live now. >> reporter: hi guys, i don't know many snakes but this one seemed charming when we met it. the folks at the sheller gave him a temporary name. petunia, the flower connection. any way the mystery remains as to where he came from. >> i got a phone call someone thought i got a snake. i don't got no snake and don't play with snake. >> norman was in for a surprise because outside in the begonias
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was a snake. the snake was paving but still. after 911 was called a sergeant put on gloves and went in action. a snake went into a bag and then a second bag. and went to the shelter and then a hesitant reporter meets said snake we met the shelter's director of operations, her take on this guy -- >> he is pretty calm, very handleable. to me, he has to be someone's pet. >> if not well cared for a snake can become aggressive or scared. very laid back and well fed. 12 pounds and a relative baby the species could reach 22 pounds in length, where his home
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is despite our best efforts he remains silent. we'll let norman have the last word. >> nothing surprises me in south philly anymore this here proves it all. >> if you are missing a burmese python, the people at act shelter would like to hear from you. live in hunting park. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. in other news investigators in bucks county are trying to figure out what started a deadly house fire the flames broke out on the 2700 block of june after new in bensalem. all three people that live inside made it out safely and 39-year-old tabatha went back inside to try and save the family pets. she did not make it out. fire officials say it serves as an important reminder for anyone that is in a similar situation.
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>> you are more important we need to keep you outside. let us know what is there and once are you out stay out it's important. >> one dog died if the fire and another dog and cat safely escaped. new at 5:00 pennsylvania state police are investigating a so-called suspicious death in the lehigh valley they were call to the fair ways in lower macungie township this morning. where a woman in her 50s was found dead. state police are questioning a man believed to be her boyfriend who first called them to the scene. an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. >> also new at 5:00, a 21-year-old man is behind bars for alengthily kicking a state trooper during an arrest. officials say that caleb grant was drunk and breaking items inside of a house this morning. when they tried to take grant
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into custody he began resisting arrest including kicking a trooper in the leg. he is in the institution on $1700 bond. the new york police department is mourning a police officer who ambushed an officer. and he is an ex-con who had a grudge against police and they are calling it an assassination. >> shots fired. shots fired! my partner is shot! >> that frantic call coming over the radio shortly after midnight from the officer's partner. >> we need a [ bleep ] ambulance. >> she was writing if her notebook when the killer walked up and fired one round through the passenger side window striking her in the head and she died in the hospital a few hours later. police say it was this animal
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exder bonds, responding officers catching up with him and killing him after a brief shootout. >> she was on duty. serving this city protecting people, do what she believed in and doing the job she loved. >> authorities now looking for a motive. the 34-year-old bonds had a violent past sentenced to 35 years in prison for violent robbery and patrolled in 2015 and bond as accused of attacking an officer in brass knuckles and an anti-police rant bonded posted on facebook last november. complaining about his treatment in prison and cops getting away with killing peoplement and she was a 12 year veteran of the force. >> i heard it this morning and it really touched me i knew her. i knew her. >> more than 20 officers have
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died this year as a result of crimed nationwide. scott gold ber abc news new york. a professor died overseas, is bell clark fell last night in the himalayan mountains, she was directing a six we go international seminar for undergraduates at that time. she was born in paris. and further details about her fall have not been released. police in bucks county have identified the man that drown in the delaware river yesterday. officials say that 27-year-old marvin was swimming with family and friended and he went under the water at 1:15 in the afternoon and never resurfaced his body was later recovered the unclear what led up to his drowning. a bald eagle rescues in washington is recovering at a facility in newark.
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the eagle was spotted in d.c. unable to fly injured with labored breathing and teams from the rescue appliance were able to get the eagle off the streets and to the hospital. they say they are keeping an eye on the eagles ability to fly. it's too yerl early to tell how the bird was doing or how badly injured. now to the forecast and the unsettled weather heading our way. cape nay people are on the beach and cloudy for a summer day but thunderstorms and heavy rain could be in our future. adam joseph is here with the call from accuweather. >> nice at the beach with the sunshine out as people are packing the sand inland and a lot of clouds and temperatures. a bit below average if philadelphia down from the high of 90 yesterday and to the south temperatures not summer like we are in the 70s to just low 80s a lot of unsettled weather in virginia and west virginia.
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we see that on stormtracker 6 live double scan high pressure is to the north and the high brings an easterly wind and avoiding the area of downpours and storms and holding it to richmond as well as washington. that is not the whole story as we zoom out low pressure near st. louis now the low continues to push to the east bringing that unsettled weather our way as we get towards the end of the week, for thursday afternoon tomorrow that is when the heavy rain passes in and this is more of a torrential downpour at times tomorrow as opposed to any numerous severe storms, none the it's it's going to be unsettled tomorrow as well as humid late in the week on friday and sets up for a nice weekend ahead. a closer look at future tracker 6 and what to expect with downpoured tomorrow coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. time for the "action news" traffic report. matt pellman in the traffic center with the latest on the highways tonight. midweek. >> beginning of the week for some people and a lot of our
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typical delays are in full force like this one 322 westbound side backing up to egypt road as you head out to collegeville. a slow go with a 6 minute delay. and also watching a number of serious accidents in the burbs bucks county 309 southbound at tollgate road. and have someone downed wires this afternoon near horsham blocking keith valley road and stick with 611 or limokiln pike. and a sinkhole at the willow grove mall eastbound. a lane is blocked there. on the big picture normal delays on the 95 and schuylkill and elsmere delaware a crash on kirkwood highway. >> thank you matt. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. president trump heading overseas
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coming up at 5:30, the packed schedule for the president during one of the biggest meetings of world leaders all year. >> but first health check the new offseason regiment for one high school football team in texas to make sure its players stay in tip-top shape for the fall. >> and cecily tynan is live at the zoo making friends even though with hard shells like that one. >> that is right. this is peanut, he and i are close, known as a red headed tortoise, that is why they are called that from the amazon basin and called peanut because the shell is shaped like a peanut that is common to tortoises from the amazon basin and you notice that his scoots are damaged. they don't know why that is the case but they are listed address vulnerable and pet trade and
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loss of habitat. and i will show you an animal x extinct from the wild and the philadelphia is bringing them back. for millions who suffer from schizophrenia a side effect of their medication... is something called "akathisia." it's time we took notice.
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an emergency meeting was called today to discuss the latest missile test of north korea. the ballistic missile was fired
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some 700 miles straight into the sky and leader, kim jong un says he will never put his weapons program up for negotiations. had the north koreans angled the trajectory for distance instead of heights it would be enough to reach the united states. the american red cross is calling for blood and platelet donations. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us with the details. >> this is a problem we see every summer but right now the numbers are extremely low and over the last few months, donations were behind by 61,000, there are fewer blood drives during the summer and many regulars delay donating because of traveling and the red cross urged new donors or those that have not donates in a while come
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in and roll up a sleeve. they need all types and scheduled more drives throughout july we will post those at 6abc.com. and you can also book an appointment. football players can spend a lot of time in the summer in the wait room focusing on strength and conditioning. but at one texas high school they are adding something new to the regiment, yoga. >> hold it in plank -- >> several times a week yoga instructor hope joins the high in planks and planks and other moves. the coach got the idea from a coaching magazine. >> we don't work enough on flexibility with our athletes. >> their agility and helps to prevent injuries and help to build speed and strength. >> for players the stretching and balancing poses are so
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conventional they didn't see at first how it can help. but those with injuries came around. >> flexibility is something we all need and me personally my hamstring, i'm glad we are doing it. >> now the whole team is on board. the kids get out and say i kind of feel a little bit better. >> it's nothing but positive. >> once the season starts they will feel different. >> the team only lost two games last season so the coach says that the yoga is not a strategy to win more games but to promote healthy bodies and minds. and hopefully something they will do when they no longer need it for football. in mount laurel, in burlington county a fire is underway at this point. investigators on the scene reporting it was a raging fire when they arrived at 4:43 this is the 2100 block of yarmouth
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lane. firefighters are on the scene as the smoke billows into the sky. flames were reported coming through the roof when they arrived. happening in the laurel creek section of the township. this is in mount laurel, burlington county. we see the water shooting through the roof and this is a structure connected to other homes. "action news" at 5:00 will be right back. in the state that invented the american vacation...
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on wall street tech stocks snapped a three day losing streak after a holiday break for investors and helped to give a boost to markets at the closing bells and the dow jones lost a points and nasdaq finished up almost 41 and the s&p gaining 3.5 on the day. tesla is gearing up for a big debut the company's first 3-d electric car will roll off the assembly line of the production began two weeks ahead of schedule and the first deliveriies begin on july 28th. undergraduate tuition is going up at the university of
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delaware, delaware residents pay $330 more per year to attend the university in the fall. out of state students pay $900 more per year and boarding costs are going up 2% but there will be no increases in mandatory fees. love is in the air in philadelphia. thanks to a new push to make a social impact. mayor jim kenney was at city hall to help kick off 11 days of love stories, a workshop of events throughout the city hoping to spark conversations about love and the art. it's spearheaded by the local nonprofit love now media. it runs through july 15th. still to come on "action news" tonight. another check of the forecast for you. looking live at the ben franklin bridge meteorologist cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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time now for the accuweather forecast. >> cecily tynan is live at the zoo. nice day but tomorrow not so much? >> the a great day at the zoo i'm inside and behind the scenes, i want to introduce you to this little guy is he only 20 days old.
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what is so interesting about these animals they are officially well hungry and extinct in the wild. back in the 80s the philadelphia zoo start aid partnership with the national zoo and the bronx zoo. here we go buddy -- >> the problem is that these guam king fishers were an invase ive species of birds. there are 160 of them in captivity and 16 of them are at the philadelphia zoo. 10% of the population of these birds across the world are at the philadelphia zoo. what they start to do, they start to reintroduce them into the wild and other neighboring islands where they don't have the mean snakes that started to kill all of these beautiful birds and you see some of the
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adult ones at the mcneil avian center. finally, someone that likes my cooking. i'm take a break from doing this, this is pretty amazing. they don't exist in the wild now but you will. it will get better. lets talk about the weather today because temperatures actually not too bad. philadelphia currently 82 degrees and also the same in wilmington and hal entown and reading and 84 degrees along the coast and satellite and radar showing we have a good amount of cloud cover moving in and mixing with sun and there is low pressure in missouri and along that a lot of pop-up showers and thunderstorms unsettled weather moving our way tomorrow. mostly cloudy and you'll feel the humidity increasing through the overnight hours, 65 degrees in the suburbs and 68 for center city. not much activity. mostly cloudy and a few showers near baltimore around noon, this
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is when we start to see the showers pop up west of philadelphia and by 5:00 this is when you need the umbrella. a lot of downpours especially along the i-95 corridor and areas in the western suburbs and take the umbrellas this will impact the evening commute and by 11:00 more downpours especially south of philadelphia and generally a lot of areas a half inch but some areas get the heavier downpours could get more than 2 inches of rain and cause localized flooding, the five-day at 5:00, not a pretty day not a washout not all day rain and during the day a downpour is possible and the best chance is in the afternoon and evening hours, perhaps a thunderstorm and risk of severe weather is limited since temperatures are cool stable air mass. friday a day of transition morning rain and sunshine by the afternoon and 75 degrees and the weekend will be great. warm on saturday, the humidity drops through the day and high of 88 degrees and sunday the pick of the weekend sunshine and low humidity and 84 degrees and
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monday sunny and seasonably warm and temperatures in the 80s upper 80s. one more for you buddy. this is a success story for the philadelphia zoo. this is amazing. back to you guys. >> good job. >> thank you. quick break and more news when we return. i no longer live with
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"action news" continues with adam joseph, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again monica is off and sharrie williams is joining us. president trump is in europe and greering up for high level talks for the g-20 summit and a meeting with vladimir putin. and two thieves with weapons storm into a local eatery looking for cash. and what drivers may have to give up if they refuse to pay up. >> now the details, president trump and the first lady touched down in war saw, poland an hour ago ahead of several important days of meetings with european
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meetings, this is president trump's second trip overseas and on his agenda the g-20 summit and russian president, vladimir putin. >> reporter: sharrie this is a high stakes high-profile meeting for president trump and one diplomatic test the entire world will be watching. >> it's a high stakes meeting between two of the world's biggest super powers, on friday president trump and russian president, vladimir putin are meeting face-to-face for the first time. >> the single highest profile meeting president trump had with a world leader. >> he tells people we'll do very well. putin has a history of of challenging u.s. presidents. as he left office president obama shut down russian compounds in the u.s. in retaliation for russian meddling in the u.s. election and a hacking that the u.s. intelligence community blames
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completely on putin and something that president trump continues to cast doubt on making his relationship with putin public ated. >> i would love to get along with putin. >> i met him once. >> i have no relationship with putin i don't think i ever met him. >> putin sent me a president, with a note. >> never spoke to him and don't know anything about him. >> they call friday's face-to-face a normal bilateral discussion, the idea that donald trump would show up in a meeting with vladimir putin and not say something about the election would be astounding. >> russians have their own agenda and call it a full-fledged seated interview, and talking about reinstating the diplomatic compounds. >> maggie thank you. >> to iraq where isis terrorists are engaged in what is called a fight to the death in mosuls old
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city. iraqi forces have pushed deeper into mosul with the battle continues, the u.s. backed coalition is on going since last object and an iraqi commander believes that 300 fighter reese main in mosul? at least 400 -- held sticks and metal bars as they attacked lawmakers during a special session. this happened on venezuela's independence day coming amidst months of confrontations who accuse the country of trying to establish a dictatorship. >> david muir will have more from around the globe including the president trump's high level meetings, you can watch it at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. philadelphia police are looking for the person who kill aid 20-year-old man in german town, he was shot in the chest before 2:30 this morning on the
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300 block of west seymour street. he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. police are working on a trips of the shooter. gunman ambushed a young man in the german town neighborhood waiting to walk to a fireworks display. the 23-year-old victim was standing out size of his girlfriend's home and said to be in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the forehead and police are interviewing witnesses and friends and family. a judge says that prosecutors can seek the death penalty against two brothers accused of shooting and killing charles wilson iii. they are accused of killing sergeant wilson at a game stop robbery and the judge struck down a motion that the death penalty was unconstitutional and
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the trial is scheduled for april of 2018. a man's body was found in glenolden county and the medical examiner responded before 7:00 a.m. and the unidentified man believed to be 38 years old was discovered on ashland avenue near the railroad tracks. authorities say the man was likely hit by a train. police are not releasing the man's name at this time. two robbers with an unusual weapon targeted a store in german town and it was captured on surveillance video. one suspect was armed with a bladed glove and forced employees to a back office during closing time on saturday. here is a closer look at the glove. police say that the other suspect had a large kitchen knife and the two demands money from the employees, one worker emptied out his pockets. you are asked to call abington township police if you know
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anything about this crime. surveillance video capture aid armed robbery on monday. the suspects broke into the restaurant by breaking the drive through window with a rock and climbing through it. this happened at the restaurant on westchester pike. once inside he pulled out a gun and forced employees into the back while he emptied out the register. a claymont delaware family is asking the public to help fine a beloved pet tortoise, her name is sheldon and the family had her for the past 25 years. sheldon is fed a special diet and does not know how to fenfor herself. the size of a large dinner plate season friendly. sheldon was spotted in the claymont area and has notches on herschel from running into the refrigerator doors. >> is she safe and okay or floating in the water?
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is she okay? we need her back home. >> the family is offering areward for sheldon's return. and animal companies have joined in on the search and several facebook pages dedicated to finding her. more than 10,000 drivers that use the pennsylvania turnpike are in jeopardy of having their license suspended because of overdue toll violations, you have until august 4th to make good on your debt. anyone with six or more outstanding violations totalling $500 or more are at risk of the registration suspense. if you pay before august 4th, drivers have additional fees waived. time for an update on the commute home on a wednesday evening and our "action news" traffic report. >> lets go live to matt pellman. >> a number of accidents and heavy volume taking its toll on the afternoon commute here on
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the schuylkill expressway eastbound side. you see people backing up past the blue route and the conshohocken curve and headed to the phils game this evening. at this point the lanes are open and heavy traffic and overnight construction. starting at 9:00 p.m., they could block a lane either direction on the schuylkill between the blue route and city avenue as the resurfacing project continues now that the holiday break has ended. cruise will be back out at 11:00 shutting down the vine street expressway both directions between the schuylkill and broad street. tonight and tomorrow night. a whole bunch of traffic now between the schuylkill and i-95. by the willow grove park mall the sinkhole is taking out a lane on the eastbound side of 63 more land-road davis fill and old york road and key valley road is blocked because of downed wires, 611 or limokiln pike will get you around that. a crash along 313 at curly hill
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road and quakertown 309. by tollgate road. and one at luther drive at life path church. >> thank you matt. still to come on "action news" at tonight. four power plant workers will need the day off from work after a frightening ordeal. >> a new restaurant is opening at one delaware community and bringing dozens of new jobs along with it. and meteorologist, cecily tynan, live now at the zoo with another zoo adventure. >> reporter: hi guys, i am with pablo, a milk snake. they are found in the southwestern u.s. down to central america and often confused with the coral snake that has the same colors but are venomous, these guys are none venomous and eat rodents and
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birds. something they think about snakes they think they can unhinge their jaws they condition, but they have a lot of cartilage in their jaws. i will be in the mcneil avian center and talking about foul weather on the way in the accuweather forecast. look at that face, pretty handsome. nothing to be afraid of. >> i like the colors. >> okay. and in sports ducis rogers, who also has a cute face. >> ducis? definitely. ♪ if you want a taste of freedom, keep going. we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
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firefighters in brooklyn new york pulled workers that got stuck underground. worker his to be put in harness and one by one lifted up the shaft to safety. none of the injuries were life-threatening. they vanished 80 years ago attempting to be the first woman to fly around the world and the history channel is talking about an include that could explain.
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this update the photo taken on the marshall islands and say the man on the left bears a resemblance to her navigator based on photos the other could be earhardt and that both may have been taken captive by the japanese. >> fascinating. ducis rogers here with sports and sixers continuing summer league and a new face. >> the sixers debut another first round draft pick tonight. kirkmass is expected to play, he is a 2016 first round pick they got signed to a contract yesterday. fultz is the main attraction and playing in his second game when they play the utah jazz. he scored 17 points monday night. not the best but he plans to remain aggressive on both ends
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of the court. >> same mentality looking to give my all and looking to work on things from the last game different stuff and controlling my pace and having fun. they will play hard and physical and another chance to see what i'm working on and what i'm good at. after the game evaluate my game and see what to work on. >> meet mike gibson the man has more basketballs but knows what to do with them. a local good samaritan traveling across philadelphia to give new basketballs to kids that need them. the pied piper of hoops. >> even if they are 6 years old to 17 or 18-year-old kids and they are so thankful and appreciative. >> called the six man project, how did it start and how big did it become? we'll have the full details coming up at 6:00. the phillies and pirates
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tangle again tonight. ben lively's turn on the mound. trying to keep the ball in the park. the pirates slugger belted two home runs in pittsburgh's 3-0 victory and mccutchen has five home runs at citizens bank park. >> and the flyers start their developmental camp on friday. last week the team announce that patrick will be a bystander because of abdominal surgery. patrick is part of a significant change. the flyers also changed goalies by saying good-bye to mason and hello to elliot. >> i like our team. the whole thing three years ago we have to get better but we have to get younger and we are trending in that direction. i know i think three years ago we were in the 28, 29 oldest teams in the league and getting down to single digits now, with
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re getting to where we want to be we like our core and kids that are coming. and a healthy competition at training camp. >> andy murray and rafael nadal were winners today in wimbledon. and he deflicts the pass and flings it across the field and it goes in. that has to be about 80 yards, atlanta blades goalie must have been asleep at the wheel. the ball zips right by him. >> that is awesome. >> thanks ducis. a popular florida restaurant is opening a new location in delaware and they are hiring the metro based diner is looking to staff their restaurant in newark. they have been featured on the food channel. on ogle ton stanton road the
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dropped but that changes tomorrow. lets take a look at the almanac at stormtracker 6 live double scan nothing happening at the present time. we are quiet as i speak right now. this time tomorrow it will turn fairly active. the high today 84 degrees that is down from yesterday's 90 degrees in philadelphia. that marks the third heat wave of the year. that is pretty much near average. 3 degrees shy of 85 degrees and the low around target of 75 degrees and take a look at that record set back in 1999 it was 100 degrees. we are far from that at the present hour, same for millville and 84 reading and trenton 81 degrees and the ocean is still fairly chilly at 65 degrees, that is why you see only 70s beach haven and cape may. but the farther inland you get away from the shore like reading and allentown the temperatures bump up.
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everything in the form of downpours and storms has been pushed temporarily down to the south over the virginias, the carolinas and here you see a spin near st. louis, that low pressure is going to ripple along a boundary towards us here during the day tomorrow and tomorrow night into early friday morning that is the window of opportunity for some very heavy hitting downpours around here. but for tonight it stays dry and mostly cloudy and humidity increasing a bit. 65 in the suburbs and 68 for center city with a light easterly wind. this is the most important thing to watch future tracker 6 because this is timing the downpours in the afternoon and in the morning the clouds are here and hints of sun trying to poke out but overall the clouds are here to stay and that activity starts to arrive from the west here and overspreads the region during the late afternoon and evening rush hour tomorrow. we could see uponing on the roadways and any of these downpours that pop up will release a lot of rain in a short
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amount of time. maybe the rumble of thunder and it's not really a severe event with thunderstorms but heavy downpours popping up and continues at 10:30 tomorrow night after the sunsets and most of these types of events falls apart as we get into thursday. scattered downpours tomorrow and a few rumbles of thunder if there was an isolated severe storm at the tip of cape may or extreme southern delaware not for philadelphia. rainfall a half inch to two inches and that could create localized flooding concerns into the rush tomorrow night. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow unsettled especially the second half of the day into the overnight hours of 78 drgz and any morning rain on friday should exit pretty quickly with returning sun late in the day and muggy on friday 87 degrees and stays warm on saturday but the humidity drops and fine
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starts to kind of gain control around here a few high clouds of 88 and pick of the weekend sunny and 84 degrees, seasonably warm with the new week on monday of 88 degrees and then we could touch 90 once again and the humidity comes up on tuesday with a scattered thunderstorm in the afternoon with a cold front and that should slide temperatures back to 87 degrees on wednesday. so the weekend looking like a winner here. as we go into what is typically the warmer period and no 90s on the board in an extended period of time. >> this reminder the latest forecast detailed updates and stormtracker 6 live double scan any time on your phone or tablet. the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile device. quite a homecoming for members of philadelphia keystone state boys choir they arrived back in philadelphia after a 16 day tour of germany and the czech republic. plenty of proud family and
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friends greeted them with balloons and signs. and they stayed with people at their homes and at synagogues. welcome home.
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right now jim gardner is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. a woman dies in a house fire in bensalem. the mistake she made. and the timing of a replenishment project they say is a political pay back. and a burmese python found slither in a neighborhood. where that snake may have come from. for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams "action
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news" at 6:00 is next.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. wednesday night and the contents of the former taj mahal are up for sale and a firefighter is injured battling a blaze at a mount laurel townhome. but the big story is fire tragedy in bucks county. flames and smoke attacked a home on the 700 block of june avenue. all three people got out safely but 39-year-old tabatha oaks
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realized her dog and cat were still inside and she had to go back to rescue them and that set the stage for catastrophe. walter perez is live at the scene. >> reporter: well jim, such a sad situation in bensalem, it started at 6:30 this morning it took a half hour to bring this one under control and the home was destroyed and the woman killed address you mentioned lost her life trying to save her pets. >> cell phone video captures the scene as flames were rising early it morning along the 200 block of june avenue in bensalem. neighbors were shocked. >> we heard she was out of the house and ran back in to get the dog and cat. >> first responders arrived moments later and the woman now identified as tabatha oa

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