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"action news" continues. hello again rick will be along later tonight. here are stories we are following for you at 12:30. a corruption probe into allentown city hall and includes the indictment of the city's mayor. we are live with the very latest. and one side off west philadelphia home comes crashing down with two people inside. and blows to the head is doing more damage in football than we knew before. and we'll soon learn what is behind the indictment of ed pawlowski. into the city halls of allentown in lehigh county and reading in berks county as well. john rawlins is live in center city where there is a news conference set to begin at 1:30. >> sara, a lot of indictments one is vaughn spencer the mayor of reading involved in a pay to
play scheme in that city and similar charges against the mayor of allentown ed pawlowski. it's alleged he was at the center of a scheme that demanded cash from vendors and would be vendors. if you wanted something done you needed to pay up to city hall and much was used by pawlowski in a run for governor back in 2013. mayor ed pawlowski an engaging politician who will tell you how he turned around allentown. >> crime is down and taxes are down. >> and the fed is about to allege another side, corruption. taking kickbacks for official favors. since the fbi raid of allentown city hall two years ago a string of confidants have pleaded
guilty. and a solicitor admitting to fraud for a contract. and last year his political consultant mike fleck plead guilty to extortion. and they are not about to abandon the 50-year-old mayor running for a fourth term. >> are you presumed innocent until proven guilty. >> well, as of last night pawlowski was signalling indicted or not he was not going to step down or resign and tough it out and stay in office and continue his re-election bid. while we'll have the announcement today by the feds in an hour's time, as far as the indictment is concerned. mr. pawlowski scheduled a news conference to answer charges and talk to reporters. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. well, neighbors said it
sounded like an earthquake when part of a home in philadelphia came crashing down today and there were two people inside of the house at the time of the collapse. it happened at 4:45 on the south block of ruby street. firefighters helped to rescue a couple inside. the woman heard creaking and came to the stairs and the man was lying on the sofa and the cat started to act strangely. miraculously neither was seriously hurt. >> we heard the scream and there was a lady dangling from the second floor. >> a mural on the outside wall of that home is now destroyed it was created address part of the mural arts program, i want to call you names. part of a project of 50 murals there in west philadelphia. turning to the accuweather forecast. it's the pick of the week cooler and less humid and a great day to be outdoors, lets look live
at the ben franklin bridge there are a few clouds around and pleasant and get out and enjoy it especially because accuweather says the sticky conditions will be back soon. david murphy is outdoors on the terrance with the full details, sunny breaks here or there sara but feeling comfortable out here. i'll start you with satellite and you see with the cloud cover it's filling in a bit and breaks to the west and sunny breaks through the day. and not a lot of rain but a spotty sprinkle cannot be ruled out. despite the fact there is not heavy rain for 24 hours, later this morning we had a new flood warn that popped up along the morris river in the vicinity vineville and clayville in montgomery couldn't and the southern tip of salem county involved here. because of all the heavy rain dating back to sunday. there is still runoff going on that is often times the case and
it's rare you see the flood warning the day after the last heavy rain and the runoff is rising and you want to be careful of flooded roads in the area of cumberland and salem counties, 74 is your current temperature in philadelphia, and 71 in allentown un73 in wilmington and 74 in cape may. and best of all the dew points are low. 61 in philadelphia, that is just barely above where we begin to consider things humid. and a little higher in reading and wilmington and down toward millville and into dover the big blotch of darker green that is oppressive humidity and not bad and a big improvement over where we have been a lot in the recent past. 4:00, 80 is the high we expect in the afternoon and 78 by 6:00. and 6:00, 74 by 8:00 and most of you stay dry and a nice afternoon in general. when we step inside things
change and it gets more humid and the flood warning to be an indication of how saturated the ground is, thursday into into friday i'll have details from accuweather. >> could be a problem thanks david. about 45 philadelphia water department customers remain without water service this morning following a water main break last night. chopper 6 hd is over the scene of the 6 inch water main break in northeast philadelphia. water crews were returning to the scene however the main was not expected to be repaired before the noon hour. today senators on capitol hill will vote on a series of bills on amendments to repeal and replace the affordable care act. president trump is putting pressure on the senators but they cannot agree on a bill to pass. one item expected to go to vote is the repeal of the affordable carable but with two years to
replace it. >> a new study suggests that athletes that play football are more likely to suffer from brain disease than previously thought. the brain disease. cte is a condition caused by repeated blows to the head and could lead to memory loss, dementia and even suicide. >> reporter: 111 nfl brains scanned and 110 with brain disease. >> very, very disturbing. coming out of an unprecedented new study ringing alarm bells for someone that played or has a child playing football. >> the american medical association studied the brains of two deceased football players from all levels, that showed signs of cte when they were alive. 87% have the disease. among 40 players all but one had
cte. it's more common than anticipated and it comes seven months after the nfl finalized the $1 billion class action lawsuit from former players that say they suffered traumatic brain injuries during their career. they are working to change culture instituting new tackling techniques and rules to make the game safer. >> going not just to make football safer but all sports safer. >> cte can only be diagnosed after death. some former players question if they want to know the extent of the damage. >> if you have while they are living a test that could do that. >> i wouldn't want to know. the set of players tested is far from a random sample. even though every brain is donated by someone with signs of cte but the numbers are significant. the childrens hospital of
philadelphia is recognized for its efforts to create a green space and reduce pollution in philadelphia. they honored the hospital's burger center with the storm pioneer award. it features a rooftop garden where opinion patients and families with escape from the every day living at the hospital. and an investigation is underway a fisherman dragging a hooked shark off their boat and beyonce's wax figure unveiled and the fans unhappy.
shows how they did it. >> the orange county jail escape that gripped the nation now seen from a new point of view, the inmates themselves. >> we scared the held out of people. three men documenting their every move on a contraband cell phone as they escaped their wing. the video part of the ongoing investigation. >> as far as setup goes we had a duffle bag and backpack full of stuff. >> and watch as the mastermind of the escape lifts up a sawed off bunk bed and under known is a medical screen that is already cut open and disappears into the vent, and crawling through walls and then hey man on the most wanted list stopping to give the camera a thumbs up and finally reaching the prison roof. abc was the first station to be
let up. >> they moved aside and moved the barbed wire and anchored to the wall and repealed down the building. >> this was released to k nba by an attorney affiliated with the case. it shows the trio in santa cruise during their eight days on the run. >> johnny for the first time shows up to san francisco, looking like tourists posting photos at popular san francisco hot spots even taking pictures with the cab driver that they kidnapped and threatened to kill. all back in jail facing new charges for the daring escape. florida's fish and wildlife commission is investigating a dramatic video. the hooks fish was dragged through the water in a violence way and the fishermen can be seen laughing.
sports fishermen are condemning treatment of the animal. >> he takes off and going full throttle knowing you have that fish on the line is ridiculous. all the men on the boat have hired attorneys, so far no charges are filed. a bucks county woman celebrated a milestone, sara worth marked her 100th birthday at the falls township seen your center and received a towel that said i am not old, i'm vintage and we asked her to key to living a long life. >> just behave yourself and lead a good clean life. >> the center celebrated the big occasion with a pink and yellow decorated cake and chocolate chip cookies. still ahead on "action news" another check of the forecast stepping live outside sky 6 hd showing you the sunshine on the beach in cape may, meteorologist, david murphy, has the update from accuweather.
if you are looking for something to do this coming weekend, fyi philly has great stops for food and drinks in king of prussia. ducis rogers has the preview. >> got a little foam on top. >> just leak a beer. >> for a brew of a different sort. >> micro brew. >> the bakery in the king of prussia town center has cold brew on tap. >> you get more of a rich thick texture. >> the galleria is next to the king of prussia darios. >> it opens at 7:00 and closes at 9:00. >> sandwiches and salads living up to the name. >> it all goes from our hands to you. >> you are the gelato man? >> yes.
>> and italian recipes. >> how do you come up with them. living in italy four years of my life. >> it combines gelato with a shot of espresso. >> breakfast in italy -- >> sign me up. >> i hope the mike is not picking up my stomach growling. >> that looks good right. that guy looks like he knows what he is doing. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows us we are mainly dry and a blip of green at dover and coming in from the coast of cumberland koith and most of us are dry. as we look outside we have sky 6 hd and there are the clouds overhead with sunny breaks and it's not a real dark gray sky cover when expect sun to dig through the clouds as we go through the day overall. fairly comfortable out there. temperatures 74 degrees and dew point 61. and nice and low. border line humid. i don't think you'll have a problem going out or working out
or taking a walk. wins from the east at 5 miles per hour and future tracker 6 selling the idea of a sprinkle or shower in a couple of spots into the early evening hours and it doesn't look to be a factor for most of you and no reason to cancel plans. 80 is the high in philadelphia, upper 70s in allentown and reading and lancaster and mid 7:00 in toms river and along atlantic city and the promenade in cape may. a little stickier down toward cape may. 78 at 2:00 and accuweather says a high of 80 today otherwise upper 70s. it's going to be a comfortable and warm day. by 8:00, 74 degrees, clouds and sunny breaks and humidity on the low side. for the union tonight 7:30 this
evening and phillies play and it's similar numbers. 75 for the start and 71 in the finish, lets get three tonight. and tomorrow a bit of a change and a warm front through the region that gets us up to 86 for the high and humidity gradually builds. and we'll wind up with showers at night and maybe some thunderstorms, in fact thursday night in through friday there is a chance for scattered strong gusty storms that could produce scattered wind gusts and hail and an isolated chance for storms in the yellow zone. and that is something to keep in mind through friday it will be strong. really flightful overall and late day and especially nighttime storm and 86 is the humid high. could be strong. and the accuweather alert for
friday. because of the high humidity and the important of the drenching downpour producing thunderstorms. look for flash flooding too with the saturated ground and 83 is the high on friday. and an earlier shower on saturday and humidity dropping a bit as the day goes on and high of 79 that looks good and sun lots of sun and lower humidity and high in the low 80s. we'll go 84 and warm up a bit monday and tuesday. but staying dry overall no 90s in the seven day and a pretty nice forecast overall. have to be careful of the drenching downpour thursday into friday. topping the people scene, the 2017 mtv music awards are out. kendrick lamar and behind him katy perry and the weekend. and there will be no more jenner split. they are getting rid of best female and male video award.
and combining it into artist of the year. kate winslet and leonardo dicaprio -- a private dinner is going on the auction block part of the annual gala in san -- france. i'll check my calendar. you have probably seen the madame tussaud's statue, her fans were outrages saying it looks nothing like her including the skin color and was updated because of the controversy and even the redo is causing backlash. ♪ ♪ >> here comes the beehive the leaks of fans are going off about the wax figure at the
madame tussaud museum in new york. fans want an apology many feel the wax figure appears to be too light skins and didn't even look like beyonce. famous for immortalizing stars. they say that lighting may distort or discolor. wax figures. fans went crazy. why did the wax figure look less like beyonce and more like becky with the good hair. >> beyonce statue was briefly taken down. we love and respect and enjoy a working relationship with beyonce and adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure. this is not the first time that the fans are are disappointed. fans were upseted with justin
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david is talking about lunch and first a check of the accuweather forecast. first it's coming and lets take a look. northern and western suburbs looking like you'll stop in the 70s and sun and dry and a slight chance of sprinkle or shower. and 80s is your high in philadelphia. a lot of upper 70s in the upper region as well. mid-70s right down along the water. a little humid down in cape may. the rest of us in dover and cape may are enjoying low humidity levels for the most part maybe workup a sweat if you go for an afternoon jog but are you in good shape. a look at stories coming up this afternoon on "action news"
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