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southwest. the actual center of the storm is over northern west virginia and what this will do is track to the south and then move up the coast as a coastal storm and that will bring parts of our viewing area heavy rain. it's raining right now in delaware, beginning to move n isolated pop-up over the poconos but this is a storm system that's really going to be focusing its moisture on areas to the south. so a flash flood watch is in effect through saturday afternoo this has changed since yesterday. the national weather service has basically taken out the counties north of the pennsylvania turnpike, so real the heaviest weather will be areas farther to the south really closer to the center of that low pressure. that low pressure has shifted a little bit farther to the south. so, these are the latest details on the accuweather alert. delaware and south jersey will be the hardest hit areas and unfortunately these are the same areas that get that very heavy rain last weekend. widespread flash flooding. we're looking at south of
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philadelphia, two to 4 inches of rain, locally could get more than 4-inches especially areas that get some thunderstorms. so impact scale shows tonight 10 o'clock, 3 o'clock in the morning, 7 o'clock, this is the highest impact. this is when we'll be seeing the heaviest rain. then the rain begins to taper off by mid morning, low by 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. the second half of the week looks better than the first. details in the full accuweather forecast. line. >> let's turn to "action news" reporter trish hartman live in atlantic city. trish you talked to some beachgoers today. some are ready to wait out the storm but quite a few others are changings been a mix, brian. we're here in atlantic city. no rain just yet. it is overcast and the winds are starting to pick pup. i'll show you behind me, people are still out on teople e packing it in. we've seen a couple people head back out to the beach. atlantic county officials are tell your plan and leave town just
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yet but they want people to use caution. as people enjoyed a mild atlantic city county officials were watching the forecast preparing for a coastal storm with heavy rain and strong lly hit in the fall when there aren't as many visitors. >> want to put the word out to our visitors who may not be as familiar with coastal nor'easter that is they should certainly monitor the weather forecasts through the tv and adrienne and and heed any warnings. >> reporter: officials want people in flood prone areas to move cars to higher ground and secure loose outdoor owners. in margate the owner of this shop has a plan in place but hopes she didn't have to >> i try to move as much furniture off the store. all the pillows get put up high and we take all the tools and all of the hair dryers and blow drivers and everything
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aren't put them on top of the stations we found some people leaving early this family say they plan to stay. >> we'll have s >> reporter: now, earlier in the week more than a dozen area beaches were closed because of high bacteria levels in the water. awful those beaches are back opened now but and officials say with all this rain coming in to stir things up there's a possibility that that could happen again. we're live in atlantic city, trish hartman channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, trish, enjoy it for now. thank you. with heavy rain and storms coming our way get the updated forecast plus realtime news from storm tracker6 live any time on your phone or tablet. the 6abc is a free download for your mobile device. >> a 69-year-old from the frankford section of philadelphia is now being chisarge neighbors. the philadelphia d.a.'s office filed first degree murder charges against kenneth hoyle.
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he allegedly murdered possibility of robert depaul and his girlfriend dempsey. he admitted to shooting is the couple in the head outside oftr. now, he claimed he was acting in self-defense and was originally released by police. right now though he is back in police custody. >> we have an update to a story we first told you about as breaking news here last night. wilmington police have now charged a man with attempted murder following an officer-involved shooting. 23-year-old jonathan dry burg is suspected of stealing a woman's purse along the 1100 block of west dover road. as police tried to stop him nearby they exchangeed gunfire with him who then took off running. investigators say more shots were fired during the foot chase. offi him. he was treated for a broken ankle. police also arrested 19-year-old kevin palela and a 16-year-old girl both accused
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of taking part in the robbery. >> well, the republicans last ditch effort to repeal and replace obamacare fell one vote short during an overnight senate session early this morning the senate rejected the so-called skinny repeal nation's current healthcare law. the vote came down to this t49 to 51 with three republicans joining all democrats in voting no. one of those critical no votes coming from arizona mccain justr returning to washington following his brain cancer diagnosis, mccain cast the decisive vote with a thumbs down. reaction from his colleagues, something shock, som speaking on long island new york today, president donald trump had this to say. >> they should have approved healthcare last n can't have everything, boy, oh, boy. they've been working on that one for seven years. can you believe swamp, but we'll get it done.
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we're going to get it done. >> on healthcare, i hope we can work together to make this system better in a bipartisan way and i'm optimistic that can. >> senate minority leader chuck schumer speaking for democrats went on to call mccain's vote inspiring and said it signals a turning point. so what's next? well, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has put the health bill on hold and announced that the senate would move onto other legislation next week. sharrie. >> allall right, thanks alicia. turning to eagles training camp. some lucky fans got a chance to see the team in action earlier today but everyone else is goit a little bit longer. >> the team just postponed saturday's open practice at the linc. jeff skversky joins us now here in the studio with the hey, jeff. >> hey, guys. yeah you'll to wait one extra day to see the eagles at open practice. they only have a few of them this summer since they moved camp
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open practice at the linc scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until sunday at 10:00 a.m. because of the bad weather expected tomorrow. practice is free and open to the public. all eyes remain on eagles quarterback carson wentz in camp. he's a big draw. so much so one family traveledom jamestown, north dakota to see their favorite player, the anderson family including kell. they had been rooting for wentz since this college days. the family gets emotional when talking to us about the one onl. >> just to be included in all of this stuff. excuse me. it's -- it's it's, i guess it's a dream once in a lifetime maybe. >> it's just awesome. >> what made it so awesome. >> just being being weigh from north dakota for us to be here it's just great. >> ton get to see carson wentz.
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>> yes. he's awesome. such a role model for our kids and grand kids. >> now, that's a passionate carson wentz. we just have the to get him a kleenex. >> they're proud of him. >> hometown pride. first check of the "action news" traffic report today. >> our pride when it comes to the traffic. >> thank you. we'll see if you're still saying this after the report and all the bad news i have to give you on a busy summertime friday afternoon sharrie and brian. i warned you this morning this was going to happen. we just didn't expect it to happen this long. construction on the girard point bridge along 95 was supposed to wrap at 3:00 this afternoon. it ran a little bit late so on the northbound side they're now gone but you're still seeing a backlog as you come north of 420 through this point right by philadelphia international airport on up to the bridge. then it remains slow really up to the walt whitman bridge. you know what that is. people heading down the shore on a friday afternoon. alrd in
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queen village southbound side still just one lane getting by through that construction. but the better news comes in in fishtown this afternoon where as promised, they did reopen frankford avenue at girard avenue by johnny brenda's. you can get through frankford after that earlier water main break earlier in the week. had a broken down sea vehicle on the vine westbound past broad street. that's cleared out of the way. schuylkill has speeds in single speeds. alert for you headed to the poconos for the wd kethe afterna crash on the northbound side of the northeast extension approaching lansdale. now cleared out of the way but speeds are still just in the 20's there. also watching one in montgomery township that's still out there blocking knapp road at dekalb pike, business 202. let's gab the ipad do the commuter report on this finally friday afternoon. willistown township chester county reports of a crash along west chester pike where 926, street road comes in. seeing some congestion there as a result. we'll check it again sharrie coming up in the next half hour. >> matt, thank you. a quick reminder for
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drivers the ben franklin bridge will be closed sunday morning from 6:30 until 8 o'clock to make room for cyclists participating in the annual tour the shore. more than 2500 people are set to take part in the 65-mile charity ride that ends in atlantic city. >> always a cool day. >> up next, camden officials getting ready to tear down the historic high school but another group says not so fast. details about the over to the save that building from demolition. >> plus, growing concern over police cars that are making officers sick. the latest on the investigation that's forcing cities to pull vehicles off the road. >> ♪ glato be unique...
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avenue where that truck has gotten stuck beneath that bridge which as you can see is obviously used by trains. now, it's used by njwhh hasn't l word on how this might impact the afternoon commute as far as train travel goes but as our chopper heads a little bit to the right here you can see that one train is in fact stopped on the tracks right now. we're told that there is damage to that bridge. no injuries on the ground but again, that bridge is damaged so obviously this will have some impact on train travel here again nj transit this at river road near derousse avenue in pennsauken new jersey. we'll keep watching this and bring you any official road from nj transit as we get it. >> ♪ >> well, it stood the test of time but now camden high school is facing demolition. "action news" reporter gray hall has the has the latest on the fight to storied and very treasured building. >> reporter: many say it's time for camden high school also known as the castle on
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the hill to come down and make way for a new katrina mccombs is the deputy. >> inside we're dealing with >> ♪ >> reporter: the 2017 graduation class is the final group of students to earn their diplomas from the historic building. the plan is to replace the aging structure with a $133 million state of the art facility at the same location. well, it sounds like a great on. >> there are two objectives. >> reporter: keith vincent is president of the camden part of a lawsuit aimed at stopping the demolition of the school. >> this is on 18 acres. th back. put the new school back there. >> reporter: deputy superintendent mcc new construction is about the future of students. >> my question is why is it that our students in camden should not have lights and access to the top utmost best facility.he's not opposed to a w school but wants to see a plan keeping the iconic building
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around for years to come. >> they could sell it offible fa nonprofit group and will take good care of it. >> reporter: some former students are heartbroken that their old high school may be disappearing. >> i think it should stay as a statue. like it's a castle on the hill. >> we lost rca, we lost soup. if this building is destroyed a void is going to be gone from camden. >> reporter: those in opposition of the construction project may find some comfort in knowing that some pieces of the old building may be saved. >> there are plans in place to preserve as much nostalgic memorabili as preserving maybe portions of the tower. >> reporter: so far no court blocking of the demolition of the high school but as it stands right now, the district says they are moving forward with construction that should begin in the fall. of course we'll keep you posted to what happens to the castle on the hill. reporting in camden, new jersey, gray hall, channel6 "action news". >> a delaware doctor is facing
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more than a dozen felony charges today for allegedly insurance fraud alleged insurance fraud and identity theft. a grand jury indicted 53-year-old carl mcintosh from wilmington. over two years the doctor is accused of submitting claims for office visits that never happened by using patients' personal information without them knowing. mcintosh is accused of receiving more than $100,000 in reimbursements. >> the ohio state fare is starting to reopen some attractions following wednesday's deadly accident. the fire ball ride broke apart in midair killing a teenager and injuring seven others since then 28 low rides in the children's area have been given the all-clear to start running again this afternoon. more than half of the state fare's rides w closed until they can be reinspected. >> north korea has done it again. the u.s. navy says north korean leader kim jong un
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ordered the launch of avner continental ballistic missile aimed just off thef japan. the missile traveled 620 miles a fraction of what experts say it can travel. the launch says north korea is ahead. president trump has vowed he will not allow that to happen. >> more police vehicles are being pulled out of service amid complaints of exhaust fumes making officers sick. the austin texas police department is side lining nearly 400 ford explorer suv's. this comes as u.s. safety regulators look into whether the cars are giving off carbon monoxide. the investigation involving 1.3 million explorers from the 2011 through 201 may eventually lead to a recall. >> a soyuz space capsule successfully blasted off. on board are an american, a russian and an italian
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astronaut. the three will join nasa's jack fisher and peggy whitson. they should be arriving at the space station in just about 90 minutes. incredible stuff. >> yeah, always cool to see that happen. >> all right. we are under an accuweather alert as meteorologist cecily tynan joins us and we're talking about a lot of rain heading our way. >> yes and they're have been new developments since yesterday. the storm system will be moving out quicker. we'll salvage the second hs shifting a little bit farther to the south so the areas really hardest hit, delaware, south jersey same areas that got the heavy rain last weekend unfortunately. let's go to the "action news" weather center, show you sky6 taking a look over the commodore barry bridge and we saw a good amount of sunshine earlier but the clouds are continuing to thicken as the moisture begins to move our way and we do already have some rain breaking out in parts of our viewing area. double scan live showing the moisture is moving in from the southwest so that's really showers right now not all that heavy but we do have some
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light showers over new castle lancaster county and the steadiest rain right now is over southern delaware and this is all gradually movingth t and this will be overspreading our region as we head through the evening hours. today, though, with some of the sunshine, temperatures did manage to make it up into the mid 80's in philadelphia. currently it's 86 degrees, allentown 84, trenton 85 and win currently 80 degrees. satellite and radar showing kind of the big picture. the center of the storm system is over northern west virgin would be exiting the coast over northern virginia. now it will be exiting off the coast of southern virginia so that means reallythe heaviest rg to the south so future tracker showing 11 o'clock tonight we've got a steady moderate to line in philadelphia but some heavy downpours over kent down delaware. tomorrow in the wee hours of
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the morning still pouring in portions of south jersey and delaware but as we head through the day it does get better. lots of clouds, some lingering showers along the shore. at 9 o'clock in the morning and then the clouds will gradually break for some late day sunshine on saturday and sunday is looking really good. the problem is the rain is falling on already saturated ground and you can see future tracker showing the rainfall amounts, how really the focus wi and delaware, two to 4 inches expected there, philadelphia probably about an inch of rain. so, south jersey and delaware is where we really have the highest risk of some localized flooding so what this means overnight tonight early tomorrow morning, roads and streams a high risk of flash flooding there t-low lying areas, areas that typically flood could flood again, creeks and streams major rivers only a moderate risk of flooding. looks like this will be more of a small river event. the four day at 4:00 showing tomorrow not a pretty day but if you're patient i think we'll see some sunshine breaking out especially west of philadelphia late in the day a high 76, after clouds
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and showers in the morning. sunday is looking nice again. 82 degrees, lots of sunshine and then we begin to change our weather pattern next week. it gets dry and sunny and hot. 87 degrees on monday and tuesday 89 degrees and looks like temperatures will climb into the 90's next week. i'll talk more about that in the seven-day forecast. sharrie. >> we like the dry and sunny part. >> summer splendor. >> it's about time. >> sounds spectacular. thanks cecily. still ahead wildly popular event is coming back to. >> again this year miles of streets through the city will be made off limits to cars. details about when and where coming up next. >> and we have a freebie for makeup lovers coming up in freebie friday. where you can get a full size mac lipstick a hundred percent off next. >> ♪
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traffic. officials just annoued for the s day. 7 miles of the city will be closed to cars for several hours saturday october 28th. the route is different this year than it was last. and wi with family friendly activities from third and chestnut in the historic district up top fifth and indiana in north philadelphia. >> we're creating a safe passageway for people of all ages on foot and bike to cross over what usually disconnects i. >> those interested in joining the free streets event can find more information on our web site 6abc.com. >> for dozens of children summer break has been filled with new experiences all thanks to a temple. the dream camp has been under way for the past eight weeks and today is graduation day. can performing arts, nutrition and fitness. the camp served low income and m lives through educational
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programs. they're having a good time today. jasmine mays started coming to the dream camp when she was in fifth a college student at villanova with a major in biology. she became emotional as she talked a camp has meant to her. >> they eat here. they might not eat at here. you come to dream camp to escape what might be going on pportunity gave me friends i know will last a lifetime. >> they just love her there at the camp and they hope more success stories will follow as s graduates today. >> what an extraordinary experience for her and all those young kids. >> a lot of dancing today. >> still ahead much more coming in the next 30 minutes of "action news" at 4:00 including another check on te of newttled accuweather s jersey two day gun buy back where you can get cash for guns is now under way. i'm nora muchanic at a church in trenton. we'll have an update on how
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allegedly asked two boys it's who he had with him. >> many brides come up with touching creative ways to ask their friends and family to be a part of their wedding but we won't be telling you one of those stories today. the woman we're talking about held an actual bridesmaids auction. see who would get in comwith ca. >> hm. >> but we're going to begin here at 4:30 with an accuweather alert. it may look relatively calm right now in cape may but that will change in just a few hours thanks to a soaking system moving in as we speak. >> yeah, unfortunately the heaviest rain will be hitting in jersey. exactly where it's not needed. >> yeah, but not all bad news today. in fact some of the weekend actually shaping up to be a whole lot better than first thought. timing of this summer system, let's go over to meteorologist cecily tynan in for adam joseph today. a little good news, a little bad news. >> we have a wet start to the weekend but the second half is looking really nice but we have some rain already moving in really right on scan live she
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showers beginning to break out in parts of delaware moving across the mouth of the delaware bay but we've got a lot more rai wonay. we've got 3-d behind me and this shows that there's kind of a conveyor belt of moisturehe actual low pressure will be moving off the coast of virgia means, the axis of the heaviest rain will be areas to the south so a flash flood watch is in effect essent south of the pennsylvania turnpike through tomorrow afternoon, although i think the rain will afternoon. this system will be pretty aggressive. future tracker showing 2 o'clk e the steadiest rain especially south of philadelphia. as we head throughhe will gradually be exiting around lunchtime. we still have a a lot of clouds out second half of the weekend, the sunshine will be back. i'll talk more about the potential for floodinill hit
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and also if you want to tune into my facebook page if you have any questions i'm going to do a live q and a facebook chat about the storm system and about some changes on the way next week. all the details on that in a few minutes. back to you guys. >> sounds good cecily. thanks. we turn now trenton, new jersey, where people are getting paid to help cut down on armed crime. all day residents have been walking into churches with guns and walking out with cash. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic was there for the first day of this buy back program. she's live now outside one of the locations that's taking part in this buy back with the full story. hi, nora. >> reporter: hi there, sharrie. there are three locations around the state north central and south and officials are pretty pleased with day one of the gun buy back. in the first hours, the first two and a half hours this morning they collected 400 guns. those are guns that won't be stolen or used in a crime and the state is happy to hand over cash for every one. shot guns, rifles, handguns
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they're coming in a steady stream to friendship baptist churchtn trenton. this is one of three sites where the cash for guns program is under way.o drop off a bb gun and a rifle. they belonged to my boyfriend who passed away. i don't know what to do with them. i figured this is a good way to dispose ofurning in an old shotgun. >> it was left by my father-in-law after he passed away and i really don't have any use for it. my main concern is i don't want to see it end up in the wrong hands. >> reporter: you can bring up to three weapons and turn stions asked. first officers inspect the weapons outside to make sure they aren't loaded. then residents and the escortede where the guns are tagged and logged. >> every single one is going to be melted down and destroyed. it's taken out of circulation and it's not coming back. >> it's good to get the guns off the street. i had it for awhile so i said let me turn it in 'cause i don't use guns. wanted out of the house.
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my wife is scared. hundred dollars for rifles and shot guns, $120 for handgun or revolvetory or $200 for an assault weapon it's all cash paid out on the spot. the buy back is with criminal forfeiture funds. >> we turned in a shotgun and mndifle and we're going take we're going to go for an anniversary dinner. >> they antique. they my grandfather's. they my grandfather guns. >> reporter: you just wanted to get rid of them. >> no, my uncle d he scaren. he sent me to do it. >> reporter: there was a drop-off site like this in newark and the other in camden at antioch baptist church in ferry avenue. >> no questions asked and also they're giving them a stipend. they'rglopportunity to get rid f them. >> reporter: now, the buy back continues tonight here and in camden until 8:00 p.m. saturday, tomorrow 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and if you are bringing a weapon here please make sure on is not.
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the county prosecutor tells me this morning someone showed up with a loaded 357. not good.a muchanic channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, nora, thank you. the search is on right now for two men who's faces were caught on camera just before police say a 57-year-old woman. the men can be seen walking along the 1600 block of sansom street in philadelphia's cobbs creek neighborhood. once out of frame, police say they grabbed the woman, then stole her handbag. the men then fled on foot before getting into a white car and driving off. if you know who these guys you're asked to contact philadelphia police. >> police in bucks count identia possible child predator. officials in yardley borough released this sketch of a man who allegedly approached two boys fishing at lake aston on july 17th. the suspect who had another child with him reportedly asked the boys to get into his car so that they could fish
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somewhere else. the man left when the children refused. if you have any information on the luring suspect you're asked to call police. a delaware woman is accused of stealing more than $27,000 from a local booster club. 42-year-old stephanie trimmer was the president of the boy's high school lacrosse booster club in the cape henlopen school district. the detectives say she wrote checks out to herself for cash from the account until there was nothing left. trimmer was arrested yesterday and charged with felony theft. scery right in the middle of olde city philadelphia. coffins filled with human remains on the site of the future apartment complex. well now officials say some of the bones have up and disappeared. "action news" anchor rick williams live in the news room with the details we're learning on this one today. hey, rick. >> brian, that's right. interesting story here. back in march archaeologists were called to that construction site at second and arch streets in center city. more than 70 sets of remains were found.
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well, now a research says nearly a dozen sets can't be located. coming up at 5 o'clock tonight, how and where officials are looking for those missing bones. also coming up tonight in health check, it's no secret meditation can help reduce anxiety and stress. well, now one local sing you fif zen on your lunch break. ali gorman takes us inside coming up on "action news" tonight at to get you into the weekend, get you ready. those stories and much more. we'll see you at 5:00 until then back to the studio. brian we'll see you later. >> we could all use a little more zen in our lives. thomas jefferson university sydney kimmel center college welcomed the class of 2021. they gathered at the wanamaker building in center citthy e whi. they got their white doctor coats. instead of putting it on themselves their proud parents were on hand to h into their new uniform. this was exciting for the whole family and they had their cell phone memorable day.
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>> pretty cool. the city of philadelphia is giving young people plenty to do this summer. phillycamp has taken over drexel university. this is week five of the city camp.been held at a different university giving kids access tom state of the art college facilities. now, it's for kids in fourth through seventh grade and today mayor jim kenney stopped by to check out the hoop action. there is one basketball camp. it will be held on the campus of lasalle. >> all right. still ahead here today, if you would describe yourself maybe as a makeup addict, get ready. you can get a free lipstick from mac tomorrow. no strings attached. stick around to find out how. >> all right. and if friends and family want to talk down the -- walk down the aisle with one bride to be well they better hit the atm. she's making potential bridesmaids bid for a spot in her wedding. >> plus, this is a not an obstacle illusion. this is nearly as big as that
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>> nearly 60 people were hurt hurt -- [inaudible] a loud noise as the train was braking. seconds later people were flying through the air. 55 passengers and the conductor were hurt. but openly three of those injuries are considered serious. the accident remains under investigation. the only thing hurt in this accident might have been the driver's ego. just one hour after buying that $260,000 ferrari similar to the one seen here, it was gone. police in britain say t ferrari 430 burst into flames after the driver crashed it. quy
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put out, the damage of course was already done. the fried ferrari declared a total loss. though we're sure it was nice while it lasted. >> i'm sure it was. how about this? while preparing to give birth to a baby of her own, a kentucky ob/gyn found herself jumping into action to deliver another patient's baby. dr. amanda hess was at the hospital to have her own labor induced sunday. well, that's when she heard another soon to be mom screaming from another hospital room. the doctor on call that night was out of the building on his break but dr. hess says there was no time to wait so she got out of her hospital bed to go help. >> so, i just put on another gown to cover up, you know, my backside and went down to her room. she was just glad to be able to get to push and have the baby out and be delivered and longer. >> dr. hess helped the woman deliver a healthy baby and times welcomed her own baby girl into the world.
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>> doctors never off, are they? >> that's right. >> proof. >> leggett another let's get ro. >> matt here with an update. >> bad news rot on the roadway. we had an accident on southbound side of 95 right here. this afternoon, northbound side of 95 exact same spothere t north of the walt whitman bridge. it's a multi vehicle crash this afternoon. police and penndot are on the scene and it's taking out the left lane. so we were alra. now it's basically a solid line northbound from past the airport on up to that accident scene again just north of the walt whitman bridge. if you're head and northbound you might want to use columbus boulevard delaware avenue but coming southbound don't do that because in queen village just the one lane gets by on the southbound side of columbus boulevard. it's a friday afternoon in the summertime no shortage of volume on the schuylkill with speeds like 10 and 16 miles per hour. also watching a number of suburb upper
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moreland. one along york road at the turnpike overpass. one in abington township along easton road at tyson avenue but at least our crash in montgomery township that was blocking knapp road has cleared out of the water department work because of an earlier break along cheney road northbound at baltimore pike there in glen mills. concorde road or pole cat road are alternates. in pennsauken ac airline suspended between pennsauken and cherry hill. we'll check it again alici ta,hk hour. >> all right, matt, thank you. big talkers now and women in her life to be bridesmaids. but one bride to be is for going sentiment forand filling r wedding party with the highest bidders. her sister mortified posted a now viral thread on twitter -- reddit rather that reads myself absorbed sister is holding an auction for all of her potential bridesmaids to
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compete for place in her wedding. the 33-year-old sister who posted it calls her 22-year-old younger sibling spoiled. she says little sis is throwing a party and invited the friends she wants in the bidding process. she will also hold auditions for maid of honor. she's the youngest of four girls. big sister says mom told them all they have to bid for a spot. it was not to be "rude." the bride says she will use the money collected to help cover wedding costs and honeymoon costs but the groom to be is allegedly wealthy or so says big sis so what's this all about. general consensus on reddit and around the world that is the tackiest thing i've ever heard. when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie we're know talking about a humongous pizza slice and it's more than amore at a pizzeria in new york. a cheesy saucy hunk of burning love that's the work of pizza barn in i don't yonkers.
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they have to serve it on a tray not a plate a the super slice has become the instagram darling a viral slice of this italian street food that makes for quite the insta food pic. it is 2 feet long and at 24-inches it dwarves the regular pie. the original or og as it's called, it's a cheese slice, she's exhausted, it's just 12 bucks. it feeds five kids or three averagely hungry adults. now you can super size it for sure adding all kinds of toppings like mac and cheese and bacon. that drives the price up to about $30 or something and yes, they deliver to philly not so sure. and you should know people are getting this instead of birthday cakes and they can write happy birthday. >> yeah, cause it's so huge. >> in pepperoni. how do you like that. >> out of new york. >> yonkers new york aren't that's a slice for you. >> thank you. >> alicia, thanks.
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>> meteorologist cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather forecast next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist cecily tynan joining us now and what was a really bad forecast is getting a little bit better. >> the second half. >> yeah. >> actually even tomorrow afternoon i think we'll see some peeks of sunshine so to with the heavy rain. the action cam out and about in center city. this is by 30th street philly's mural a lot of people asking me about the phillies game tonight. i think they should start the game but i also think there will be some rain delays and this is why. storm tracker6 live double scan showing there's plenty of storm system that will be passing to our south and this will bring some heavy rain so parts of our viewing area but really the axis of the heaviest rain will be south of philadelphia. so these are the headlines.
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sleeping but there's really a tremendous gradient across our region as far as how much rain. areas north of philadelphia less than an inch but up to about 4-inches to the south, so the focus of the heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding is over delaware and southern new jersey, same area that got the heavy rain last weekend but the good news is the weekend is not a washout. sunday high pressure builds in and that will be a gorgeous day. so we really just have to make it through tonight. so double scan live showing we're beginning to see some of that moisture streaming in. south jersey and delaware we have a few showers, cape may right now reporting some light showers. also we have a steadier rain across kent county delawarene cd that rain is pretty heavy and that's beginning to lift up to the north and the east. but today we did see some sunshine and with that temperatures made it up to 86 degrees in philadelphia. allentown and reading. actually a pretty nice day. 84 trenton, 85 you can see the
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areas getting some of the showers and the thicker clouds, cooler cape may 77 and dover also 77. the center of the storm system is over west virginia. it's tracking to the south. it should be moving off the coast of probably in the wee hours of the morning so future tracker showing 11 o'clock tonight this is when we dollar do get some heavy downpours. south jersey and delaware that's the area that will see the heaviest rain. tomorrow morning around 5 o'clock still some heavy rain along the coast and parts of southern and central delaware but as we head through the day, it begins to improve. we begin to get drier air mixing in so 11 o'clock in the morning lots of clouds, a few scattered showers, nothing heavy. by late in the day around 5:30 i think we'll still have a a lot of clouds along the coast and future tracker does show that but areas west we likely will see some peeks of sunshine and then sunday and remo builds in and that will really dominate our weather much of next week. bright sunshine, beautiful,
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sunday 82. and monday bump it up to 87 degrees. so, if you are down the shore, a lot of people are, tomorrow is not going to be a pretty day. it will be windy and rainy especially the first half of the day. then lots of clouds, 77. on sunday, bright and breezy, 78 degrees but do be careful. a high risk of rip curr system moving off shore so don't go swimming where and when the lifeguards aren't on duty. pocono race weekend tomorrow. early showers and clouds 69 degrees sunday for the main event should be beautiful, mostly sunny with a high of, thr 7-day forecast, it's cloudy tomorrow. the rain tapers off. it will be breezy through the day with a high of 76 degrees. sunday gorgeous, loads of sunshine, 82. monday low humidity but it will be warm, 87 degrees and then we begin to heat things up. 89 degrees by tuesday. wednesday and thursday it gets hot, it gets muggy, 91 degrees. thursday late in the day and
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thursday night a front could bring us some thunderstorms, a few of those could linger into igh 87 degrees. so, tonight some heavy rain again south jersey and delaware but sunday should be beautiful and most of next week will be rain free. most people are going to be very happy about that. >> all right. >> yeah. i'm going to be one of those. >> two. >> cecily thanks. make it two. >> three. >> freebie friday coming up next. >> ♪
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>> it is freebie friday. let's start with a freebie that's going to be a pretty popular one this weekend. we have been talking about it all day. in celebration of national lipstick day, which is tomorrow, you're welcome, mac is giving away a free full size lipstick. they normally run for $18 a pop. you can get that free lipstick every mac is sold from the boutiques to the department stores. there's no indication that
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there will be any color limitations. again it's happening tomorrow so go check it out. also tomorrow it is philadelphia dance day. throughout the day a number of venues in the city are opening their doors to dancers of all levels for free workshops in everything from tap salsa barr zumba and mor 6abc.com. happening now through sunday in west philly shakespeare in cluck park. all of the shows are for free. people enjoy every year. and miss weekend there's free yoga all weekend at the schmidt's common in northern they have classes saturday at 9:00 and sunday at 5:00 p.m. those classes are an hour long. tomorrow at dillworth park it is a workout and cocktail party. the boot camp workout starts at 3:00 p.m. followed by drinks at brewerytown's flying fish craft house. they've got you all covered.
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workout and then wash it down with something cold at the end that's not water. brian and sharrie.da >> yeah. >> alicia thanks. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00. for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli cecily tynan and adam joseph i'm brian taff. join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> but first coming up next at 5:00 breaking news about the white house chief of staff. reince preibus is out and the president has named a replacempen next. >> that's the word coming seconds ago on twitter. plus we're tracking an accuweather alert right now. it's looking like a stormy weekend or at least part of it for the delaware valley. cecily tynan standing by with the track and the timing next at 5:00. >> ♪ i no longer live with
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a liver transplant, other liver or kidney problems, hiv or any other medical conditions and about all the medicines you take including herbal supplements. taking amiodarone with harvoni can cause a serious slowing common side effects of harvoni include tiredness, headache and weakness. ready to let go of hep c? ask your hep c specialist about harvoni. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> it is 5 o'clock. we begin with breaking news. president trump has just announced he has named a new chief of staff. general john f kelly secretary of homeland security. this comes after in fighting between outgoing chief of staff reince preibus and new white house communications director anthony scaramucci.e ur
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an expletive laden interslew and other top aides. abc tracking the fallout of this sudden announcement. more on world news tonight with david muir coming up right after "action news" at 6:00. let's talk weather. looking live at double sca right now we are under an accuweather alert with the potential for heavy rain and storms for parts of our viewing area. flash flood watch is now in effect for parts of the delaware valley. >> let's head right over to meteorologist cecily tynan who is timing out the system tonight. cecily. >> hi, rick and double scan live showing the system is beginning to push some light rain into parts of our viewing area. the actual center of the storm is over west virginia and the latest computer models are trending it farther down to the south. the focus of the heaviest rain is even shifting a little bit farther down to the south right now. so, we do have a flash flood watch in effect now through saturday afternoon but only for the counties south of the

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