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year's g20 summit and rex tillerson gives us a peak inside the two hour 16 minute closed door meeting between president donald trump and russian president vladimir putin. >> there was a very clear positive chemistry between the two. >> reporter: he says the president pushed putin right away on russian meddling into last year's u.s. presidential election. >> the president pressed president putin on more than one occasion regarding russian involvement. president putin denied such involvement. >> reporter: the russian foreign minister says president trump accepted the denial about the a senior administration official says that's not the case. in any event the white house says the two countries must now move forward. >> because it's not clear to me that we will ever to some agreed upon resolution of that question between the two nations so the question is what do we do now. >> reporter: during their meeting russia and the u.s. agreed on a ceasefire in southwest syria and discussed what to do about ukraine. during meetings with other
world leaders at the summit president trump says he still wants mexico company to pay for the wall and discussed climate change with angela merkel. she calls his view on the topic unfortunate. outside thousands of protesters flooded the streets many violently clashing with authorities. and more than 20,000 police have been brought in from across germany. at one point today those protests became so large and violent that first lady melania trump was trapped in hotel hadn't to miss an event over safety concerns. in washington, maggie rulli channel6 "action news." >> a discovery in center city philadelphia has sparked a police investigation. someone found a noose hanging in a tree a sight causing a lot of concern. "action news" investigative reporter wendy salt saltzman live near the scene 16 at 18th and lombard. >> reporter: a second noose was found hanging from this street here in center city.
police say they can't prove that it was a target but they say it was clearly a very public display of hate. >> there are children, innocent children around and they're frightened. this shouldn't be happening. >> reporter: stunned residents walked the streets disturbed by the news a noose was hung by a tree next to penn medicine on 18th and lombard. >> it's pretty difficult to determine right now who specifically may have been targeted with this. either way the other side of that is that being so publically done it lends itself to believe that whoever did it wanted a lot of people to see it. >> reporter: police say either way it seems someone was trying to make a statement and they're taking it very seriously. >> it could be someone playing a prank. any time you see a noose that type of artifact it evokes images of lynches so it could be something related to hate speech. >> reporter: this news comes one week after an employee at the u.s. mint in center city
is accused of taking a rope from a coin bag and tying it into a noose and waving it on a black employee's chair. that employee has been placed on administrative leave with treasury leaders saying they have zero tolerance for that kind of misconduct. >> it's nothing funny about that, hanging something out here its not not a joke. >> reporter: police are searching for evidence including video they're looking for eyewitnesses. their search is for the motivation and who is responsible. >> we take that seriously because i hate to say it but in this case this is something we would assume the worst until we can figure out, you know, what it actually is. >> reporter: and police say that this could be considered a hate crime if, in fact it was targeted. the mayor's office released a statement saying that this is appalling and they are saying it's something that visitors and residents of philadelphia shouldn't have to witness. they're urging anybody with information to come forward to police. live in center city, i'm wendy
salt saltzman channel6 "action news." >> a 10-year-old child undergoing treatment at children's hospital of philadelphia right now after being hit by a car today. information is very preliminary but we know it happened in norristown at the intersection of east marshall street and high alley. the child had to be flown to the hospital. we do not yet know his or her condition nor do we know if the car stayed at the scene. we'll pass along any new details on this just as soon as we get them. >> one by one, the driver of a pickup truck drove down a street in wilmington and smashed into a dozen vehicles. the man was eventually stopped by police and arrested early this morning. the calls to 911 started to come in around 12:30. the damage was done along the 200 and 300 blocks of west 14th street. police say the driver identified as 30-year-old nicholas massi drove his ford f-150 pickup truck into car after parked car but they just don't know why. "action news" reporter vernon odom will have reaction from some of the victims coming up
in a live report in our next half hour. >> now to accuweather and we got rid of the dreary skies that dominated much of the last 24 hours but there's still a threat of a few pop-up showers. >> meteorologist melissa magee is outside in for adam with a first check of the accuweather forecast. >> reporter: hi, sharrie and brian. earlier today we did have some rain to get our friday started. the rain did give way to a sunny afternoon and because of that, temperatures are bouncing back up into the 80's. so, it's 84 in philadelphia, 90, though, to the south and west in washington, d.c. 89 in richmond virginia and 80 in syracuse. here's the problem today. dewpoint numbers are pretty uncomfortable. dewpoint numbers in philadelphia in the middle and upper 60's so a lot of low level moisture, a lot of moisture out in the atmosphere adding to the uncomfortable feel outside at this moment. this is what we're tracking as we go throughout the rest of today. storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d showing you we're dry right now but what we are circling is a batch of
showers moving across central pa. some of these will survive as they dip down to the south and east and this could impact if you have any plans outside early tonight. so, we've got you covered. the phils are at home at citizens bank. first pitch around 6:35. it's partly cloudy. keep a watchful eye to the sky, a thundershower threat is likely. first pitch around 84 once we get into the ninth inning we have a temperature of 76 degrees and a big fireworks display following the phillies game. so, make sure you are prepared for that just in case some showers come tumbling down. we've got more details on that plus improvement as we head into the weekend. details coming up, sharrie, with the accuweather forecast. >> sounds good, melissa. thank you. as we head into the weekend remember you can get the latest forecasts including detailed update and storm tracker6 radar any time on your phone or tablet. it's all on the 6abc app which is a free download for your mobile device. >> parking lot of the
salvation army became crime scene. a man was shot dead in west philadelphia. police say the 39-year-old was shot once in the back of the head just before 2:00 a.m. medics pronounced him dead at the scene. investigators have not made any arrests and are searching for a possible motive. a double shooting in norristown montgomery county is now a murder investigation. police say the shooting about 6:30 last night on the 500 block of chain street killed 16-year-old jordan scott. a 17-year-old was also shot and is being treated today at the hospital. investigators urging anyone with information about this crime to please contact them. >> it has been an emotional day in west chester where family and friends are saying their final goodbye to 18-year-old bianca roberson. the recent high school grad was shot and killed during a road rage incident last week. "action news" reporter john rawlins spoke to mourners still trying to come to grips with what's happened and this crime. john joins us live with the full story. hi, john.
>> reporter: hi, sharrie. well, it's been nine days since this deadly incident a question that cried out from the very beginning has been why. in talking to mourners today, there still does not seem to be an adequate answer as to why this happened. >> i have no words for why this was done to her at all. >> reporter: it's estimated more than 800 people packed saint paul's baptist church for the funeral of 18-year-old bianca nicole roberson. they came in such numbers shuttle buses were needed. roberson was remembered as someone with an outgoing personality and focus. she was looking forward to going to jacksonville university on a four year scholarship to study criminal justice, her goal to be in the fbi. instead, she was shot to death last week by the driver of a red pickup truck. roberson the victim of an apparent road rage incident. >> senseless and i still can't wrap my head around it and understand what has happened here. >> this child is just --
somebody looked at her and didn't like her or didn't want her in front of them and, you know, just decided she didn't deserve to live. put the guns down, put them down. i don't want to experience this anymore. >> reporter: last weekend following a high profile search for the driver of the pickup truck, police arrested 28-year-old david desper of treanor delaware county and have charged him with murder. following the funeral service today, bianca roberson was laid to rest in a cemetery in frazier nearby. some of the mourners have returned here to saint paul's for a late luncheon. as for the man who is charged with killing miss roberson he has a scheduled court appearance next week, next thursday in west chester. live in west chester, john rawlins channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> yeah, a lot of heavy hearts there. john, thank you. a nasty crash in wilmington sent three people to the hospital with injuries. investigators say a tractor-trailer rear end a car
causing a chain reaction collision in the westbound lanes of i-295. in the end there were four cars and a second tractor-trailer involved. one of the vehicles flipped over and caught on fire. this all happened shortly before 9:00 a.m. near the 495 split. the driver that caused the crash was cited for following too closely. >> it is time now for a first check on the "action news" traffic report today. >> all right its friday. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center today. hey, matt. >> welcome to a summertime friday afternoon commute which is never, ever, ever a whole lot of fun. good afternoon to you, brian and sharrie. let's start with the unpleasantness that is the schuylkill expressway, i-76. very slow going from gulph mills into this point approaching the conshohocken curve. remnants of a crash on the shoulder and just plenty of volume in both directions with half hour travel times that ideally should be less than half of that. and we've got problems on 95. northbound side backed up with single digit speeds from the girard point bridge up to the work zone at girard avenue. there was emergency construction there earlier this afternoon that blocked
two lanes for awhile in the work zone. it's gone now so the lanes are opened. you're back to the normal northbound traffic patterns but the lengthy delay persists with those single digit speeds. and those delays spill back onto the vine street expressway so eastbound side is jammed solid coming across from the schuylkill up to 95. a lot of people use that northeast extension on a friday afternoon in the summertime and this afternoon there's a vehicle fire. it's the southbound direction so not headed toward the poconos but you are getting a northbound gaper delay as well so slow going in both directions around lansdale. head down the shore via 55, there's a crash there this afternoon southbound approaching mill lil road taking out a lane. i would think about using the a.c. expressway eastbound instead to the garden state parkway. just a little slowing there due to the work zone on the southbound parkway. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this friday afternoon heading northbound on 42 near 544 we have a fuel spill taking out one of the lanes. slowing on the southbound side as well with shore traffic.
we'll check it again brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> okay, matt, thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 massive fire in california sends people running for their lives. hear from survivors who woke up to find this scene outside their doors. >> plus, an escaped inmate is back behind bars in south carolina today and we're learning new details about his elaborate escape which involved a drone. >> ♪ award winning engine. the volvo xc90. the most awarded luxury suv of the century. visit your volvo dealer today and get up to $4,500 in allowances. in the state that invented the american vacation... a legendary adventure awaits.
>> ♪ >> a massive fire lit up the night sky in oakland california. a building under construction was quickly engulfed in flames at about 4:30 this morning. it was vacant but surrounded by houses with people sleeping inside. neighbors credit police for waking them up and likely saving lives. >> police came banging on the door and i guess i didn't get up fast enough so they broke
the door, yeah and they said, ma'am, got to get out, got to get out so i wasn't able to get any clothes or anything or my cell phones. >> no other people say good samaritans ran through the street helping others. firefighters had to back away from the building for a bit because they were worried the scaffolding would collapse. a massive crane was dangerously swinging around. despite this dire scene incredibly no one was injured. >> well, at least two people were held hostage inside a bank near atlanta today by a man claiming he had a bomb. well, they were freed shortly after police used military type vehicle to smash a hole into the wells fargo. heavily armed officers had the building surrounded. the suspect apparently called the abc affiliate and talked to someone there on the phone for half an hour. well, he died after a standoff with police. investigators have not yet released any other details. >> a south carolina inmate is back behind bars today and we're learning new details about his elaborate escape.
investigators say 46-year-old jimmy causey used wire cutters that were likely dropped to him from a drone. he escaped by cutting through four fences at that maximum security facility on tuesday. police found him this morning in a motel in austin, texas. corrections officials believe causey had been on the run for 18 hours before guards realized he had put a dummy inside his bed. now, this is the second time he's escaped. the first time he hid in a garbage truck. causey is serving a life sentence for holding a lawyer at gunpoint. now to a look at the closing numbers on wall street today. ending the week with green arrows the dow up 94 points to close at 21,414. nasdaq up 64 points. the s & p 500 also on the rise just about 15 and a half on the day. >> parking in camden may get a little smarter. the city is removing outdated broken meters and replacing them with new high tech ones. roughly 100 new devices have been installed along parts of cooper broadway and north
third streets. the meters will still take coins but are also giving drivers more options. you can pay with a credit or debit card or by using an app. the meters also run on solar batteries. right now if the 90 day test program is successful more meters will be installed at a later date. >> meteorologist melissa magee joining us. we kicked the clouds out of here. >> yes. >> i see some sunshine out there. >> yeah, we have some improvement for the rest of tonight although there could be something spotty popping up later on this evening. otherwise, the weekend looking better and better, guys. >> there you go. >> let's head over to the weather center and show you sky6 live in hd as we are looking at the ben franklin bridge on this friday afternoon. you can see the clouds, those puffy cumulus clouds outside and also some sunshine popping through those clouds as well. part of the problem, though, today is that you had dewpoint numbers that were very uncomfortable. right now we've got a dewpoint temperature in philadelphia of 65 degrees. 69 down the coast there in beach haven.
71-degree dewpoint there in atlantic city, so really uncomfortable in spots. so, when you factor that in as we look at the dewpoint recovery as we head into the next several days, it's going to be on the high side. so some improvement as we get into saturday. dewpoint numbers will be in the upper 60's. on sunday, dewpoints in the lower 50's so that's the pick of the weekend and then you notice the trend upward as we get into next week monday and tuesday they're back up into the upper 60's. as far as the temperatures and how it feels outside, it feels like 86 degrees in philadelphia right now. 86 in trenton. 74 at the coast in beach haven. feeling like 88 in millville. current heat index value in dover 90. 88 in the north and west of allentown. satellite6 along with action radar we're dry and quiet right now. those were the showers we were tracking earlier this morning now moving off to the east and what we are anticipating is a little bit of activity moving across central pa. if you look at that cluster
off to the south and west with that watch box, that yellow watch box, severe thunderstorm watch posted for that region. future tracker6 showing you 7:30 this evening we've got a couple showers in the poconos, also into reading and lancaster so keep a watchful eye to the sky tonight as this moisture moves on through. 9 o'clock tonight leftover showers pressing into the i-95 corridor and also into south jersey. but as we get into after the midnight hours, you can see we do have some improvement on the way and it does get better as we get into our weekend. so, this is what we can expect for the rest of tonight. between 6:00 p.m. and 10 o'clock, we are tracking a broken line of thunderstorms, locally gusty winds is a big concern, brief but heavy downpours and isolated severe thunderstorms also pressing into the region. if you are going to be in the city, the shore the poconos as we get into saturday, temperatures for the most part will be in the upper 80's. 77 in the poconos. here's the four day at 4:00 showing you tomorrow warm and breezy a high up to 89, a thundershower likely.
then look at this, by sunday, sunny and comfortable, 84 degrees. monday the humidity increases, 88 and by tuesday, we're back up into the 90's. it's hot and sticky once again so we have some better weather up ahead as we head into the weekend. sharrie, i'll send it back over to you. >> melissa, thank you. well, tonight on 20/20 it's been 20 years since fashion designer gianni versace was murdered outside of his miami mansion. it was a case that gripped the nation and it has ties to south jersey. >> you had that people in all parts of the country wondering whether andrew kunanan was going to show up at their house. >> he wanted, about fabulous we think admiration. >> the 27-year-old went on a violent killing spree taking the lives of five people including a man in pennsville, salem county. it ended with versace's high profile shooting death in broad day. versace was if the pinnacle of
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the united states to be without food is unconscionable. >> this location is just one of several served by philadbundance year round each of which will benefit from this donation. >> the ronald mcdonald house charities awarded 55 high school seniors from our region with college scholarships and one of the winners was surprised today with the good news while at work. maria torres was greeted way $5,000 check when she walked into the mcdonald's in egg harbor. she was chosen for the scholarship for her community involvement financial need and of course her academic achievement. >> you know, a's maybe like 1b here and there but they're pretty good. the service part really helped me and working here all through my school year really helped me win the scholarship. >> just a b here and there. torres was picked earlier this year at the 2017 mcdonald's crew person of the year in the philadelphia region. she will attend stockton university in the fall and wants to be a nurse. congratulations young lady.
all right. you can call them party animals as the adventure aquarium celebrated jenny the hippo's 17th birthday. dozens of partygoers lined the hippo. the cake was laid in place for the big surprise and moments later out came jenny to enjoy her vegan sweet treat as visitors sang happy birthday. a porcupine friend even got in on the action and helped jenny eat her cake and look at this, a large driver's license cake was made with jenny's face on it as she turned 17, he's old enough to drive now. her height and weight of 4,000 pounds also listed on her cake today. >> oh, my goodness. is she okay with that listing her weight. >> i know, giving away a woman's weight. >> and her age. >> still much more to come in the next half hour of "action news" at 4:00 today. >> including why one youth sports league is telling parents to watch their child's games in silence. >> ♪
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>> and you have seen the videos, parents behaving badly at their children's games. one community is now implementing silent sidelines. that's coming up in big talkers. >> but first at 4:30 an expensive mess on a wilmington street. >> residents were jolted awake just after 12:30 this morning to the sound of scratching metal and squeaking tires. what they found outside was at least a dozen vehicles mangled and ruined after a pickup truck tour down their street hitting everything in sight. "action news" reporter vernon odom live now at the scene with the details on this story this afternoon. vernon. >> reporter: brian and sharrie, good evening to you. this neighborhood just off downtown wilmington is quiet, peaceful and serene once again. there are plenty of open parking spaces out here tonight. a lot of cars were hauled away overnight headed for massive auto body repairs. this was the chaos and fury a neighbor captured on her iphone just after midnight this morning as the driver of this f-150 went on a rampage
down two blocks of west 14th street doing serious damage to at least a dozen vehicles parked along the 200 and 300 blocks. the driver of this $100,000 maserati says it is totaled. kelvin edwards was jolted from his sleep. >> we heard a revving of an engine, crashing of cars, screeching of tires. >> reporter: edwards actually saw the run away truck hammering his yukon. >> it wasn't a sideswipe type issue, it was full blown ramming backing up ramming, accelerating, pushing the cars from the street onto the sidewalk. >> it was just devastating. it was -- never seen something like that ever in my life. >> reporter: wilmington police responded quickly and stopped the madness. edwards and dozens of other neighbors saw the police slap the cuffs on this man. >> 31-year-old nicholas massi. >> he got out of the car. it was indifferent towards what happened. he didn't acknowledge the vehicles. he said somebody was after
him, he was trying to get away. >> reporter: nicholas massi has been hit with multiple charges including leaving a scene reckless endangerment and driving without insurance. he was handed a handful of summons and released police tell me tonight. massi is from somewhere in pennsylvania. wilmington police are not specifying exactly where so far. live in wilmington, delaware, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news". >> all right, vernon thank you. a tractor-trailer driver is hurt following this fiery accident in newport, delaware. the big rig veered out of control about 2:00 this morning. the cab hit the jersey barrier in the northbound lanes of 95 right near 295 and basin road. the truck we're told was carrying laundry. investigators trying to figure out what caused the derailment of a new jersey transit train at penn station last night. it comes just days before major construction project there which is expected to cause a big headache for commuters. no injuries were reported when the train carrying 180 passengers derailed but it did
cause delays well into the morning. the derailment is the third since late march at new york's penn station. on monday work is set to begin to repair and replace the tracks there. the work will require new jersey transit and amtrak to divert dozens of trains throughout the summer. >> the philadelphia father arrested for endangering his child with a hypodermic needle is still behind bars. police released this picture today of steven welsh. welsh was arrested after authorities found his nine month old baby girl with the needle in her leg. police say the baby overdosed and had to be revived with narcan. the incident happened wednesday at a home in manayunk. the 35-year-old welsh is being held on $10,000 bail. >> it was the most highly anticipated meeting of president trump's shorten you're in office and it's already mired in he said-he said. the president met face to face with his russian counterpart vladimir putin. russia's foreign minister says
mr. trump accepted putin's assurances that russia did not meddle in last year's election. but the white house is disputing that. secretary of state rex tillerson says the two leaders have a "intract table disagreement over that issue." much more on the high stakes meeting and what was discussed coming up tonight at 5:00. >> new jersey governor chris christie's controversial trip to the beach during the state government shutdown has now inspired lawmakers to take action. christie was spotted lounging on the beach with his family after he ordered a shutdown that closed that very beach to the public. well, a democratic assemblymen says he's introduced a bill that would allow the public to rent the house on island beach state park. that's now reserved for the governor. >> hm. >> turning now to the weather and we had a rainy start to the day but the sun finally made an appearance. >> yeah and we're liking it. meteorologist melissa magee here now with more on the forecast as we head into the weekend, melissa. >> yeah, sharrie and brian it's nice to see the sun popping out on our friday afternoon and as we get into
the rest of our evening, there could be a stray shower popping up from time to time. right now we'll show you the temperatures across the region and it is 83 right now in trenton, philadelphia coming in at 84. down in wilmington we are in the upper 80's. 85 degrees in allentown and the lehigh valley so nice to have a recovery after the rainy start on our friday. we'll show you the picture outside. sky6 live in hd as we're looking from temple university at the center city skyline. you can see those puffy cumulus clouds outside and the bright blue sky behind those clouds. it's not bad. the humidity is starting to drop off from where it was earlier today but still some moisture out in the atmosphere. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you can see the rain we had earlier today now off the coast. but we are tracking a cluster that's just to the south of williamsport. we're going to have to see how that line activates as it moves down to the south and west as we get into the rest of our evening because that could spawn a shower or a rumble of thunder. but eventually as we head into our weekend we do have some
nice improvement on the way. we'll take a closer look at that with the full and exclusive accuweather 7-day. i'll send it back your way sharrie. >> melissa thanks. several first responders being hailed as heroes after a man jumped off of a moving septa train. officials say what they did next may have saved his life. "action news" anchor rick williams live in our news room with more on our story. hi, rick. >> hi sharrie. it happened in southwest philadelphia and today we spoke with one of the good samaritans who was quick on his feet when a man tried to get off of the moving train. coming up tonight at 5:00 why officials think that man jumped off in the first place and how those new found heroes helped save his life. it's fitness friday. how the playground can serve as double duty for parents looking to fit in a workout while spending time with the kids. those stories and more when you see you on "action news" at 5 o'clock. >> rick, thank you so much.
>> from you a cat lover, studio in northern liberties will have you purchasing purring this weekend. they're hosting a kitty delphia celebration. there are works by cat losing artists and crafts. you can help cats find losing homes or adopt one of your own. >> i know a certain producer who would love that. >> i know her as well. >> still to come a young girl documents her struggle with heroin addiction with moving poetry. now those words are serving to help others after her heartbreaking overdose. >> plus silent sidelines. a community is cracking down on parents who act out at their children's games. >> meteorologist melissa magee will be back with the accuweather when "action news" continues next. i no longer live with
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by drug addiction are using their daughter's tragic story to help others. >> i'm heeding the message and checking myself into the hospital today. thanks christie from chicago. >> well, that was one of many messages brian and bridget farrell have gotten from people who read their daughter's obituary on line. 23-year-old delaney farrell died last week from a heroin overdose in williamsport lycoming county. in the obituary they included a poem delaney wrote about her struggles with addiction. >> don't say hey, here's heroin try sniffing some of this stuff. second or third time they do it they want more. >> well, delaney's parents have gotten a lot of criticism for adding the poem in the obituary but they say they expected it. delaney was one of more than 50 people who overdosed in lycoming county last week alone. she and two others did not survive. >> ♪ >> well, in health check prescriptions for opioid painkillers in the u.s. have dropped since 2010 but the
number of americans getting the highly addictive medications is still too high. prescriptions for opioids are down 18 percent since 2010. however the total amount of scripts handed out in 2015 was three times more than in 1999. drug overdose deaths in 2015 totaled more than 52,000 people and nearly two of three overdoses involved an opioid. >> two big milestones now for a young woman who has become a hero all around the world malala has graduated. she'll visit young women in the middle east africa and latin america. she's the youngest person to ever have received the nobel peace prize. >> such an inspiration and she visited philadelphia for the liberty medal a couple years
back. we begin with the decision about youth sports that's getting mixed reviews from a lot of parents. >> those parents are being asked now to keep quiet on the sidelines of games. that means no cheering many and no engineering. the -- jeering. the memo tells parents they'll be expected to be silent during the game adding that parents should simply enjoy watching their child. >> it's all part of an effort to prevent some of the brawls we've seen on the sidelines after parents become too heated but many parents are not on board with this idea. >> i think it's a great idea. i think it's going to benefit the children as well as the referees. >> i was a little surprised 'cause i'm one of those then then -- that enjoys coaching from the sidelines. >> some children say they're bummed their parents can't
cheer for them. some say they're happy because they don't like when mom yells at them from the side lineally. >> got to perfect the silent clap. >> a company offering a unique incentive for a new roof. an assault rifle for any new business and the video they're using to advertise is raising quite a few eyebrows. >> i'm not here to talk about about roofing. i'm here to talk to you about ar-15 rifles. >> the company says they don't have much of an advertising budget so they hope the video would get some attention. there have been lofts antigun -- lots of antigun comments and a lot of flirty comments. >> all right. from a beefcake to national cheesecake day, just 24 days away not that we're counting. the cheesecake factory is giving a sneak peek of what they have stand in not surprisingly it involves a lot
of flavors and presumably a lot of calories but i guess who cares. here it is, the celebration cheesecake. it features the company's original cheesecake, vanilla cake, chocolate vanilla, strawberry mousse and cream cheese with confetti sprinkles to top it all off. >> well, the bad news is that you've got to wait until july 30th to get this. the good news, for every slice of this masterpiece sold through august, 25 cents will be donated to feeding american an organization dedicated to ending hunger in the united states. >> eat something great and do something great. >> cheesecake -- if that was the only thing on my diet i would be happy guy. >> for a few days. >> for a few days. >> yeah. >> let's get a check on the roads tonight. >> matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center with an update this afternoon. hey, matt. >> that looks like a lot of fun. this not so much. the ride home not a piece of cheesecake this evening. in hamilton township mercer county brian and sharrie, it's because of a crash and vehicle fire along 295 just north of olden avenue. we had all the northbound lanes blocked for about 15
minutes. now they're letting one lane by but still speeds like 3 miles per hour as you come north of 195. you really warrant to think about using route one or 130 even the new jersey turnpike. 295 in mercer county is not where you want to be and as you can see it's also causing a southbound gaper delay. we can see that live. this is our shot at route 33. southbound taillights all stacked up headed down toward the northbound accident and vehicle fire scene just north of olden avenue. now earlier i had mentioned a crash on the way to cape may, maybe southbound side of 55 if you were taking that down the shore, that crash cleared so speeds are looking better there, now in the mid 60's. we had another crash here king of prussia northbound side of 202 approaching the schuylkill. this vehicle was facing sideways until just a minute ago. now it's straightened out but you still have the two right lanes blocked as you head northbound toward the mall with delays coming north of devon. still some delays but they're easing on the northeast extension southbound approaching lansdale. that vehicle fire is now gone. elsewhere on 476 plenty of slowing on the southbound blue route and just south of the
blue route along 95 southbound watching a crash there now taking out one lane. we'll check it again, sharrie, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> okay, matt, thank you. a bit of an update to a story we brought you before on "action news" at 4:00 a pennsylvania couple is now living with bliss full silence in their home after removing an alarm clock that's been inside of a wall for nearly 14 years and beeping the whole time. >> (beeping). well, that was the noise that the lynn family had been listening to since 2004. it got stuck there after jerry lynn tied the clock to a string and then lured it inside the wall to pinpoint the spot he needed to drill for a tv cable. but the clock fell off the string and then it got stuck. the alarm went off twice a day in the evening until last week when workers finally removed it. >> talk about procrastination. >> i'm telling you. what took so long. >> 14 years. >> all right. still ahead here on "action news" today we have some great
freebie fridays for you this weekend. we got a look at some of the best. >> stepping outside right now a live look through sky6 hd. there it is. center city looking pretty good this afternoon. meteorologist melissa magee coming up with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. >> ♪ (vo) shop all makes, models and colors in your neighborhood... all with worry-free ownership. head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone... shift your thinking about buying your next one.
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the 70's and 80's. 84 degrees in philadelphia right now. 78 in beach haven. 85 in allentown. same thing in reading. down the coast in cape may we are coming in at 79 degrees. as we go throughout the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening hours, o 7:00 p.m., it's partly sunny, a temperature of 85 but a watchful eye to the sky as we get into 8, 9 o'clock tonight. a scattered shower or thunderstorm is likely because of that moisture we were tracking off to our west currently. 10 o'clock tonight it's mostly clear. 11 o'clock temperatures will be in the upper 70's. satellite6 along with action radar showing you right now that we are tracking a little bit of activity off to our west and again, this is what we're tracking as we get into tonight. there's that moisture moving across central pa. this will work its way eastward. severe thunderstorm watch off to our south and west. that moisture not headed our way. here's future tracker6. for the rest of tonight, 9 o'clock, right along that i-95 corridor, this is what we're tracking, those showers maybe even a rumble of thunder, a brief but heavy
downpour expected there in delaware and also into south jersey. here's the setup though as we head into our weekend. once that moisture moves on out, saturday gradual improvement. i think there's still a lot of humidity in the air early tomorrow morning as that front doesn't completely clear until the afternoon. so, a high temperature tomorrow in philadelphia and at 89 degrees we've got a westerly wind that will start to dry out the atmosphere at 12 to 20 miles per hour, spotty thundershowers likely until that front completely moves on out. but by sunday, wall to wall sunshine, low humidity, high pressure comes back in control and a high temperature for the second half of our weekend in at 84. down the shore tomorrow, partly sunny, we've got a warm wind. it's a land breeze so it's going to be a warmer day tomorrow at the coast. high temperature at 87 and sunday it's sunny and pleasant high coming in at 83. the ocean temperature in the lower 70's. up in the poconos if your destination takes you there partly sunny a thundershower is likely, otherwise a high temperature in at 77 and on sunday, it's sunny, it is
gorgeous and a high coming in at 75. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, on saturday, it's warm, it's breezy, a thundershower is likely. high temperature in at 89. the humidity is high for the start of the day then it will gradually start to drop. sunny, comfortable, it's a good looking day by sunday, high in at 84. and on monday the humidity starts to return, sunshine a few clouds a high in at 88. we're hot by tuesday. humid, too, with a pop-up thundershower likely. and a high of 92, oppressive on wednesday with some thunderstorms around, high in at 89. on thursday t-it's hot, it's still humid and at 92, clouds and sun next friday, guys, with a high in at 88 degrees. so, overall the weekend not too bad but get out and enjoy sunday for real. >> all right. >> we will. >> for real. >> for real. [laughter] >> thanks, melissa. >> freebie friday coming up after the break. >> for real. ♪
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>> ♪ >> all right, time now for freebie friday and there are lots of things to do this week that won't cost you a thing. >> from music to screen time we have a list of some of the best things to do. we'll start with a couple movies. if you and your family don't have any plans for tonight, head over to pleasant playground in mount airy for a screening of the "queen of katwe" which tells the true story of a young girl who sells corn on the streets of uganda whose world changes when she's introduced to chess. show time 15 minutes after sunset. >> another free outdoor movie at franklin square. show up on the great lawn for a screening of the secret life of pets. show time also 8:30 p.m. >> and one of philadelphia's premiere latino events takes place at penn's landing this weekend. the hispanic fiesta kicks off at the great plaza at 2:00 p.m. saturday and goes until 8:00 and then starts all over
again sunday. thousands respect expected to enjoy music dance great food and of course crafts from nearly all latin american nations. >> and it's more free music on sunday the twilight music festival kicks off on mlk drive. there's a pop-up beer garden where you can get your choice of beverage. that is not free but starting at 7 o'clock the music is. the twilight music festival continues on sundays right throughout the summer. >> and the kids can keep busy during the rain or summer road trip with a bunch of free apps. from sonic the hedge hog to rocket speller plus the web site smart apps for kids is offering links to download the games all for free. it's a limited time so you need to download them while you still can. >> and finally if all that free stuff has got you frazzled take some time for yourself with a free yoga class at the race street pier. you can find a link to all of
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> looking live outside, it's a warm and humid afternoon around the region after a wet start to the morning. now we're watching for some scattered storms. the action cam was out in center city this morning, one of the many areas around the delaware valley getting a soaking today. but there is a silver lining to all of this unsettled weather. we're shaping up for a beautiful summer weekend. it is friday night. monica is off. sharrie williams is joining us and the big story on "action news" is that accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist cecily tynan now watching double scan radar. she's at the big board with more. hi, cecily. >> hi, sharrie. hi rick. right now we are dry out there. it's nice to see the sunshine.
double scan live showing if you look at this, your eye is drawn to what's happening across the ohio valley into west virginia. you can see a vicious line of storms, this though is all heading to the south. this is going to miss us. so what i'm tracking is this line of some scattered thunderstorms rolling across central pennsylvania. it's just to the west of harrisburg right now. i think this will actually weaken but some of these likely will survive the trip over the mountains and will bring us some showers and thunderstorms this evening so this is what to expect. between about 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock this evening, a broken line of storms. it means not everyone will get them. those who do though could deally with locally gusty winds heavy downpours and we do have a chance of some isolated severe weather. i don't think we'll see anything all that widespread but now that we've got the sunshine back after that dark and wet morning, it's pretty warm out there. it's pretty humid as well. currently philadelphia 85 degrees. it's 90 in washington, d.c. dewpoints are in the mid 60's