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office in philadelphia declined to prosecute. they put on witnesses among them a survivor of the crash and dealt with the engineer after the crash and suggested there could be missing evidence out there. but could not in the end satisfy the judge so the charges were dismissed. >> a terrible tragedy and today there was justice. brandon bostian is a good man and his heart breaks for the loss of life in this case and the tragedy that occurred but he is innocent. >> he is out from underneath a criminal cloud. he walked in charged with voluntarily manslaughter. and he was at the controls of amtrak 188 when it crashed and killed eight passengers. federal safety investigators, they argued that he lost situational awareness and
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thought he was on a different part of the track. but they tried to build the case he needed to be held responsible. but the judge agreed with the defendants that what occurred was more likely an accident rather than a crime. >> this was an accident. >> the prosecutor was asked would the state refile criminal charg charges. >> that is up to people above me. >> and we did hear just a few minutes earlier from mr. grace a spokesperson from the attorney general's office and the ag office is reviewing the judge's decision and look at the notes of testimony and their own prosecutal responsibilities. and it's safe to say no decision is made at least announced publically if they are refile charges again the engineer. live in center city. john rawlins, channel 6 "action
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news." >> thank you. we'll continue to follow this developing story all evening long at right now the latest from the courthouse following the judge's sudden decision and photos and videos from the crash and investigation. turning now to the aftermath of hurricane irma. as more federal help arrives in florida. millions are without power but national guard members have touched down to assist in the recovery. marcy gonzales is in naples where the nar estimates the damage in his city at $100 million. >> the start to this literal long road to recovery in the florida keys covered in sand and seaweed lined with shipwrecked boats. many returning finding the utter destruction they feared. neighborhoods flattened and businesses badly damaged and no cell phone service, electricity or running water. >> it's like everyone just
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tipped everything over. you pray everyone is alive. >> the caribbean coping with worse. on saint martin catching a glimpse of the catastrophe. >> everything is broken down. we need water and food. it's not maybe, it's for sure. water and food. we don't have that. >> some americans rescued from the islands now stranded in florida. airports here finally starting to function and flights selling out fast. >> everything is selling out fast. we tried to book it and it would be gone. >> parts of the sunshine state recovering and flooding hitting jacksonville. in communities, more than 100 people rescued from fast rising water overnight. >> i have been here 47 years and i have never seen the water this how. never. >> and parts of florida not
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dealing with damage there are long lines of gas and 4 million people here are still without power. channel 6 "action news." >> marcy thank you. we learned president trump will travel to florida on thursday and the white house says he plans to visit the u.s. virgin islands that were severely damaged during hurricane irma. no specific edales are released about either of the visit but the president made two visits to texas after hurricane harvey tore through that area. >> police are warning storm victims in florida to be extra vigilant and that scam artists are preying on vulnerable victims. >> and that utility workers should not have to enter homes now. and that two men stole 13,000 worth of jewelry saying they were checking switches to restore power.
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real crews would never need to do that. there is not much left of irma but the impacts will affect our weather over the next day or so. adam joseph has the forecast. get the umbrellas ready? >> on and off rain. can you not call this irma anymore. it's just low pressure that is spinning in very little to do with any tropical moisture at this point. it is completely ripped apart to showers in parts of the virginias and carolinas and tennessee valley and the actual area of low pressure is on the board of mississippi and alabama and that continues to weaken as it doesn't have moisture source anymore. as you can see. looking like showers will enter from the south and hitting a wall and falling apart and really high to midlevel clouds at this point. eventually we'll moisten up the upper levels enough that drops will reach the ground. as we look at what to expect locally. more clouds than sunshine and
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scattered showers and a rumble of thunder especially on thursday. as the area low, that weak low does drift through. rainfall a .25 to .50 inch. and this is some of of the remnant moisture of what was irma. but the biggest change is the humidity it will be noticeably more humid for the rest of the week. the dew points are in the 40s and 50s for several days now. that is off the scale, very comfortable. but we are back 66 tomorrow and 63 thursday and 64 friday and saturday. that is on the humid side. we'll chat about the upcoming weekend as well. let you know if this unsettled period continue into your saturday and sunday in just a little bit. >> did you. the need for help will continue for quite sometime for the victims of hurricane irma and harvey. abc is joining other television networks to put on a major they will thon.
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beyonce and blake shelton are joining many others. the benefit is tonight here on 6 abc at 8:00. turning to other news, people have identified the man that tried to rescue his wife from a fire in wilmington. archie monroe died running back into the home. he thought his wife, donna, was trapped inside but already escaped by jumping out a second floor window, vernon odom has more coming up at 4:30. philadelphia police are searching for the person that opened fire killing a man in the frankford section of the city. the shooting happened in the middle of the day and near a number of businesses. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live at the scene along the 5100 block of frank ford avenue. what is the latest? >> alicia such a tragedy, this victim 24 years old his life cut
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short out in the open. it happened just across the street from where we are standing. i'm told all times of the day especially 11:00 a.m. there are people out here. broad daylight. the location 51st and frankford avenue. plenty of businesses open and plenty of foot traffic. this is where a 24-year-old man was shot and killed in the middle of it all. >> next thing you know, everybody heard shots. this woman did not want her name identified. it was her car stuck inside of the crime scene, the victim fell on her car after being shot. it was covered in blood. last week her boyfriend was assaulted nearby. he has a cast here to here. >> she and several others say that this neighborhood is spiraling out of control. >> it's a real sin you can't
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walk anywhere in frankford. the victim was shot once and transported to the hospital and pronounced dead after. >> neighbors are hopeful that this can all change after something like that happens. no word on who the victim is and word or any suspect. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> okay, bob thank you. a man is facing attempted homicide charges for allegedly firing his gun near homes in bucks county. gun fire erupted in falls township. and that the shooter opened fire in the penn mobile park. one crossed the street and hit a trailer near a group of children waiting for the bus and 10 bullet home holes were found in the crossing building and the suspect was arrested after a family member tackled him. investigators say that the man is being arraigned this afternoon. and they have not yet released
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his name. tuesday afternoon lets get a check of our "action news" traffic report. lets go to matt pellman. >> reporter: already plenty of traffic troubles. along belmar, ambulance heading to the crash in the southbound lanes of 42 by the creek road on ramp. a fire truck has already arrived and an nj truck as well. they have the left side of 42 southbound blocked off and everybody is seeing to the right as they head to 55 and already the traffic is stacking up quickly off the walt whitman bridge southbound through creek road and 42. we'll keep watching it and keep you posted as the hours progress. we started the afternoon with a crash on the westbound schuylkill at south street. that is gone now and speeds in the mid-20s. and lets check this situation, a medical emergency 95 northbound, a police officer here a minute ago and now he left. just the vehicle left on the
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shoulder. hopefully everybody is okay. 95 northbound by the ben franklin bridge and the vine street expressway a spot we normally would be busy in. farther north on 95 in bucks county. construction again today taking out one of the two lanes around newtown. and in landsdale. the water main break from this morning along south broad street. church road is one possible alternate. lets check your ipad and check the waze home. our good friend snooki. telling us about the crash by the quarry center. that is in the process of clearing out. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> nice to hear from snooki. >> she is the best. a family says that the boy scouts should be possible for their son's death many the lawsuit they just filed . apple just announced the
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newest iphone and it will cost you $1,000. we'll take a look at the few features though that were unveiled when "action news" comes right back. doctor. doctor. i played a doctor on tv, but now i'm helping save lives for real. starting with my own. i'm partnering with cigna healthspring to remind everyone how important preventive care is for people my age. see anything, doctor? looks great, doctor. and with cigna healthspring medicare advantage, you get a team of doctors overseeing your health. most preventive services are covered. so go, know, and take control of your health. oh... use mine, doctor. cigna healthspring. together, all the way.
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a group of u.s. lawmakers spend the day on how to improve u.s. sanctions against north korea. they tried to pressure the country into giving up the nuclear ambitions. members say they are committed to addressing the threat to the united states and allies. u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley says they are the strongest ever. >> but president trump says they are not strong enough. >> it was nice to get a 15-0 vote but those sanctions are nothing compared to what will ultimately have to happen.
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>> later today the president will concentrate on tax reform and scheduled to discuss plans during dinner with a bipartisan group of senators, including pennsylvania senator, pat toomey. a man is pleaded guilty to murdering two sisters 40 years ago in maryland. lloyd welch jr. was sentence to two 48 year prison terms. they disappeared from a shopping mall in march of 1975. prosecutors have also named other members of lloyd's family as persons of interest but have not yet charged anyone else in the case. >> grieving parentses are blaming the boy scouts for their 15-year-old son's death. reed died during a tough hike in the texas heat. where temperatures were over 100 degrees his parents say the hike was very aggressive.
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and that the beginner backpacking course was suppose to begin with two days of training. it was his last task before becoming an eagle scout. >> you don't typically see a 15-year-old boy falling dead from a hike. the question is whether this hike was too rigorous for reed? or whether the boy scouts knew what his physical condition was or had him on this hike on the first place? this is one question that the boy scouts will have to answer. >> in respond to boy scouts say they are keeping the family in their thoughts and prayers and their statement goes on to say that scouts safety is of paramount importance. here is the closing numbers for your tuesday afternoon. another positive day on wall street. all three indexes are up and the dow up 61 points and change and s&p 500 up almost 8.5.
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>> but first tech news apple unveiled not one but three new iphones at the california headquarters, one will cover the you about a grand. at the key note event in cupertino, we got a look at the 8, the 8 plus and the much anticipated iphone x. that is retailing for $999 the iphone x as in 10 features wireless charge, called air power, just place the phone on a charging pad. about this iphone 10, this is the big one a nod for the 10 year anniversary the biggest leap forward since the original iphone debuted 10 years ago. full hd support and a feature called ana emoji.
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extraordinary depth technology to let you unlock your phone. we call this face i.d. it maps the unique geometry of your face with 30,000 invisible dots. >> did you get that? your face unlocks your phone, the latest apple watch is unveiled and the siri 3 has built in cellular and music and the apple tv streaming device can now show video with sharper 4 k resolution. and that $999 price tag for the iphone 10 is a new threshold for any smart phone, it has glass on both sides and call it the most durable yet. we'll see what my toddler says about that. >> would you pay that much? >> 999?
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>> we live on our phones now. >> i have to live in my phone to pay that much. >> it has the whole face thing. >> think it's pretty cool. >> time now to talk about the forecast. adam joseph is here. >> i just toned out all that. i'm a droid boy. >> he still uses walky talkie. >> sometimes it's good to be removed from it. the humidity and heat we are under the last few days that is changing here. we head to the weather center, the big green man taking over my weather center. the phillies are back in town for a stretch. playing the miami marlins tonight and if you are headed to the game looking good and the clouds are thickening up and we are not looking at rainfall and winds light out of the southwest 2 to 4 miles per hour. and 76 at 7:00 in the evening with just some patchy clouds and those clouds continue to
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overtake the sky by 10:00 tonight and it stays dry with your temperature at 70. the humidity stays low this evening and starts to bump up into the latter part of the overnight hours. right now 78 in philadelphia and allentown and reading and trenton. 76 millville. and cooler down to the south, a little bit of that southerly wind off the water. temperatures there only in the lower 70s. what was irma is now just an area of clouds and a couple of showers here and there through the carolinas and ohio valley and the tennessee valley. it's completely for the most part rained itself out. and still a bit of a spin just to the west of atlanta, that that has to rotate eventually and it brings us scattered showers and a few downpours and a crack of of thunder is possible on thursday. for tonight clouds take over and a couple of showers by dawn. upper 50s for trenton and allentown and lancaster. 62 wilmington and millville. and 64 in cape may. 8:00 tomorrow morning again a
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couple of patchy showers here and there. and not a washout and you may have to use the windshield wiper in the morning rush tomorrow. as we get into the afternoon hours, pretty much the same the clouds dominate with a hit or miss shower or quick downpour passing through. and as we still talk about the tropics, hurricane jose is trying to hold on, winds down to 75 miles per hour. it's a category two yesterday and category one hurricane right now. no definitive eye. and good news with the latest models it sits there and twirls around itself for the next couple of days but next week the trend is to push it between the mid-atlantic and bermuda and head out to sea. the four day at 4:00, 77 tomorrow and a few showers at times. stays humid on thursday, with a shower or evening a thunderstorm. at 80 degrees and drier here on friday with pops of sun and
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could be a scattered shower of 81 and then warm and muggy saturday, and take out the chance for a shower at 82 degrees. let you know if this summer feeling continues with the rest of the seven day. >> all right. quick break.
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well, getting from home to class is a short trip for the community college of philadelphia students. officials broke ground this morning on the hamilton. a 600 apartment high rise coming to 15th and hamilton a few minutes from campus and the site includes retail space. the hamilton is slated to open in the spring and the radnor property group is partnering with ccp to make it a reality. a new preschool program is up and running, the saint simon and reed school introduced their explorer program. the archdiocese welcomed 37 children and $84,000 in
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donations helped to get the program up and running. golfing for a cure. today 240 golfers teed off in new jersey to help raise money for a cure spg 47. it's a newly recognized genetic disorder that resembles cerebral palsy and only three confirmed cases in the united states including the daughter of kevin duffy. today the golf club held a tournament to push for funds for the must needed research for it. >> we are well aware that we won't attract the big companies that want to come in because of the population or location. to be able to host an event like this gives us hope to find research and cure. >> it included a dinner and raffle prizes. great to see this tamly stepping up this way. >> that is a great cause.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. it's 4:30 and brian is on assignment. and rick williams joins us and "action news" continues with an update on two abuses dogs that refused to leave one another's side even if their lives depends on it. and a teacher is placed on
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administrative leave for a quiz she landed out in the classroom because it asked teens about their criminal and sexual histories. you would not believe some of the questions. and irresponsibility and ignorant those are some of the adjectives being used to describe kate hudson after a cosmo interview and what she said about c-sections. officials say that a 65-year-old man died after rushing back into the burning home to save his wife never realizing she made it out to safety. vernon odom is live in wilmington. with the latest on this very sad story. >> reporter: good evening rick. the entire wilmington community is in deep shock and mourning tonight because of this tragic event here. a homeowner on this block died in a raging rowhouse fire trying to rescue his wife.
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not knowing she had already escaped. firefighters spent this day combing through the debris in the scorched rowhouse of 37th street searching for the cause of the devastating fire. this is the home of 65-year-old archie monroe and his wife, donna. the fire department got the call at 11:30, a huge blaze in this residential home on the 3100 block of 37th. donna monroe was trapped upstairs and climbed on the roof and there she jumped to safety and neighbors caught her. she remains in critical condition tonight and the husband in all the chaos and flames did not realize she was out safely and he charged back into the house to try to save her and the fire consumed him. >> tham shows the character of a person and he gets out a fire and goes back in to get his wife. that alone shows his character.
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>> i pray to god his wife, is going through something now to heal the family. >> everyone in this quiet neighborhood knew and liked and respected archie monroe and family members remain in shock. >> archie was that best all around neighbor. he used to watch everyone's cars and had a car detailing hobby. and he would always wave you down and offer to wash your car. >> reporter: rick, the wilmington fire marshall does not expect to make the ruling on the cause until sometime next week. they are waiting for test results to come back. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" in wilmington delaware. >> vernon, thank you. >> a shootout in north philadelphia seriously wounded two men this afternoon. chopper 6 hd was over the scene at german town and indian avenues someone opened fire at
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1:30 and a 37-year-old man was shot seven times and another man was shot once in the stomach. both remain in critical condition at this hour. police are looking for the shooter or shooters. two dogs fought and abused their whole lives, are on the road to recovery. we told you about the pit bull mixes left to die in upper darby park. and today we got a look at how desperate their situation really was. new photos from justice rescues, show the dog laila refusing to leave her companion gracie in the park. they were both starved and badly injured when they were dumped. thanks to tlc, gracie and laila are out of the woods and in fact they will be with justice rescue tonight during a facebook live to thank their supporters. that begins at 5:00 tonight.
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the reward to catch their abusers is now up to $7,000. a water main break caused damage to a street in newcastle county. this is new vernon odom showing the buckled section of polydrummond hill in newark, our crews found the 12 inch break at 1:00 a.m. and able to cap the water supply without impacting customers. the villanova community said a final good-bye to coach rolly massimino. there was a mass at st. thomas church. he lost his bat well cancer at the age of 82. remembers for the values he taught all of his basketball players including those that were part of the 1985 championship team. >> even as an adult i find myself teaching my kids the lessons i learned from him. not only a great coach, what he
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did in thencaa tournament is unprecedented. turning now to the forecast -- not a lot of sun and a lot of clouds. lets turn to adam for when the precipitation comes in as well. >> get used to the clouds they dominate and showers by tomorrow morning. right now it remains on the dry side around here and that is the way it will be overnight tonight. temperatures sitting in the upper 70s. typical for this time of year 80s for high and we are close to that. heat index 79 and a live look at the ben franklin bridge. a lot of high midlevel clouds, starting to enter from the south and we see some filtered
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sunshine through the sky today. but overall the clouds starting to dominate as again they are pushing in from the south head of what was tropical storm and originally hurricane irma, another thing that changes humidity comes up tonight 40s in the 50s for several days now. the really comfy air that cool its down to the low levels at night. as you see during the day tomorrow 1:00 in the afternoon. that is the tropical air coming in from the south. that brings on and off showers. we'll look at future tracker 6 and let you know about the seven-day forecast. coming up in just a little bit. >> i'm fine with talking about the weekend thanks. philadelphia schools have launched a new plan to improve attendance across the city. monica malpass is live now in the newsroom. >> the plan is getting several popular athletes and the mayor
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of philadelphia to reach out and get them to attend school. we'll explain a tweet behind hashtag attendance hero. and tonight in health check, there is no secret grandparents can make the most babysitters, turns out it could be better in the long run for the grandparents too. ali gorman explains the science behind a new study. we'll have those stories on "action news" at 5:00. >> thank you. well, advocates for children held a very important summit in depford, new jersey, today. the childrens summit highlights challenges that kids face and steps that need to be taken to create meaningful change. this year's summit is particularly important as the state prepares to voigt for the next governor. candidates for governor and lute an governor attended. if you are worried about the
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massive equa fax hack, nydia han has the steps you need to take to make sure you are protected. >> and cosmo controversy were some many are infuriated with kate hudson and her comments about c-sections. >> and monkey settlement. he may not have the rights to the photo he he took in 2011 but in a doesn't mean he didn't win in court. that is some selfie. stay with us. where are we?
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4:00, more evidence impossible to be what some call fat but fit. a british research team says that obese people that were otherwise healthy at the beginning of their five year study were more likely to have their lives cut shore by fatal diseases and more likely to develop heart failure and clogged heart arteries and doctors should not under estimate the role of obesity in their patient's health. and you expect back to school paperwork but in utah there is one questionnaire that has parents fuming. teens questioned about their sexual and criminal histories. correlated to a point system and assigned labels from nerd to hopeless and condemned based on answers to revealing questions about sexuality and drug use and crime. >> have you smoked pot or passed out from drinking?
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have you tried angel dust? have you or your girl had an abortion? that is like a medical procedure. >> that mom fuming. the school district responded calling the questions illegal and inappropriate. the teacher is on administrative leave while the school district investigates. actress, kate hudson is slammed on social media for what she had to say about her c-section. insensitive. irresponsible and entitled and ill informed are some we with can say on tv. kate is the current cover girl on the current issue on cosmo. there say q&a talked about the laziest thing she has ever done. her response is have a c-section. kate the mom of two boys faced fury from mothers, doctors and critics, call it a life saving necessity in some cases and not
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a luxury and argued that the word lazy hardly applies here and some people are defending her. no sponsor clarification yet from hudson but a lot of people talking. >> finally, it may be the best selfies ever. no matter how hard we try we can't top the ones taken by the monkey. but the legal debate on who owns the pictures. peta and the photographer david slater finally reached a settlement. the prime at took slater's camera and peta argues that by reposting his rights were infingered and slater will donate 25% of any future revenue he collects to a charity that protects them in indonesia. >> he is really good. better than a do.
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perfectly centered. >> and all the faces. and nailing the emotions. pretty cool. >> love him. >> he deserves some money. >> i'm always bananas in my selfies. matt pellman is in the "action news" traffic center with an update. >> throwing a monkey wrench in the ride home. after we spoke last time, a vehicle burst into flames on the ramp from the vine street expressway westbound to broad street. we keep missing it, it was in flames and fire crews came and this is what is left. on the ramp from the vine street to broad street. catch it as you can. extra heavy on the vine away from 95. also, since last we we spoke a multivehicle accident on the blue route, southbound side south of route 30 the villanova
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interchange. now we deal with single digit speeds just 7 miles per hour coming south of the schuylkill, i wouldn't try it, i would head for 320 and 352 as an alternate. and accident onle pennsylvania turnpike. one past fort washington and chester county a vehicle flipped over a mile past downingtown. single digits there west of malvern. if you have easy pass i would bail at malvern and take 29 to 202 to 30 to 100 and you'll miss most of that delay. and approaching cotman a disabled vehicle taking out the right lane and bucks county construction in the right lane around newtown and creek road the crash is off to the side but delays spill back to the walt whitman bridge. yes, a little bit bananas. >> but you have appeal -- i could do this all day.
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meteorologist, adam joseph is back now with a closer look at the accuweather forecast. >> it has a few changes. >> the humidity is coming back and the fall feeling we had is going out the window. we'll increase the humidity and a chance for showers. as we look here folks are squeezing out this nice day with filtered sunshine and hitting the golf course. >> i could do this. >> rick? >> that goes flying out of my hands. >> be on the lookout. this is fdr park in south philly getting tee time in today. sky 6 hd showing off now, for the camera. sky 6 hd at the platt bridge,
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high clouds continue to filter in and thickening up and we'll see some rain falling out of the cloud cover by tomorrow morning. right now in the upper 70s across most inland locations. down to the south clouds came in quicker and little in the way of sunshine and also a wind off the water and places like cape may and dover in the mid-70s. as we look at the day planner, the filtered sun at times we saw today will not happen tomorrow. locked in with the cloud cover from start to finish and brief showers at times morning, mid-day and afternoon and wet at times temperatures staying in the 70s but feels warmer with the humidity coming up. and all in response to the remnant moisture and remnant air mass of what was irma. you see it spinning to the south not a lot of rain is left with this system and continues to expand and work to the north it brings in the tropical air mass that is why the humidity is twoing to come back up for several days.
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so the clouds take over tonight and a few showers by dawn and most of the overnight is dry. 69 degrees for center city. and future tracker 6 as we get into the day on wednesday. you see some cloud cover, 7:30 in the morning, showers to the south and west again, it's not tremendously wet for the morning rush and damp roads here and there. and on and off downpours in the morning to the afternoon, and not a solid area of rain, passing by. and then the actual area of low pressure that was once irma passes through with a cold front on thursday. and 80 and humid and downpours and even the rumble of thunder with temperatures of 80. hurricane jose still a category one, winds sustained at 75 miles per hour. making the turn to the east. it was heading to the north and west. a slow storm at 7 miles per hour. bringing rip currents for the east coast than remains this week and the weekend and next week and heads to the south and
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loops to the northwest as we go into the weekend and this is a beautiful picture it turns away from the u.s. coast as we get into sunday staying at a category one hurricane. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, humid and showers at times tomorrow and the same for thursday, 80 degrees for the downpour and rumble of thunder at times. clouds and some sun we get pops here on sunday 81 degrees with a quick shower maybe possible in the afternoon. and take out the shower chances for the weekend as the weather improves especially on sunday and much brighter at 83 and seasonable again nice weather in the beginning of next week upper 70s with sunshine and clouds. i like to see jose hook out to sea. >> thank you. we are helping make sure you your privacy is protected in the wake of the equa fax breach. we'll talk about that in what's the deal coming up.
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consumers are bombarded with convicting information on what to do to prevent identity theft in light of what could be the largest and most damaging data breach to date. >> equa fax has made changes since announcing the data breach. one is thanks to direct action taken by the pennsylvania attorney general. here is the updated information and what you should do. go to equa fax attorney and check. they are offering free monitoring and identity check monitoring even if your information was notcompromazed. >> now if you go on for website
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and sign up for the monitoring you are not giving up your legal rights. that concern is alleviated. that is called trusted i.d. premier but it's only complimentary for one year. >> i have not liked their behavior one bit because whether they did not take the necessary steps to protect the data and number two they didn't report this with the immediatesy they should have. eequifax waited one year. and now they are starting an investigation into the delay and assure that consumer information is protected. it's important at the end of these investigations to recover monetarily and that reforms be put in place. >> here is what to do. to protect yourself any time and long-term. set up a fraud alert with all three credit reporting agencies you will be alerted if someone
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applies for credit in your name. and freeze your credit. and always check your credit report for free with each of the bureaus by going to credit >> and if you have fallen victim. notify your state's attorney general or call 1-800-441- 2555. this is a letter that josh shapiro shared with me exclusively this week. we put a copy on i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> great information there. and finally at 4:00 a word of advice for anyone thinking of getting down on one knee in the future. if you have got a chronic case of the dropsies don't propose on a bridge. just ask seth dixon, the kansas man took her to their favorite park. he opened the box and the ring
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popped up and down below it went. >> despite efforts from friends and family there to watch the proposal. the $3,000 diamond could not be found. and their photographer started a go fund me account to get a new ring. at last check only $260 has been raised. but ruth said yes. >> don't honeymoon at niagara falls. that does is for "action news" at 4:00. i'm sharrie williams join me along with brian and ducis rogers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. monday night the story on "action news" is a sudden twist in the legal fight over that deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. this afternoon a judge ruled that the crash was likely an accident. and that brandon bostian could
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not be held responsible. federal officials ruled that bostian ruled he became distracted in the train's cab and was facing several charges until today. patrick murphy was on board at the time. and "action news" spoke to him. >> it gives some of us a sense of closure but doesn't change the fact that eight people lost their lives on our train that night. and eight families will never be the same. >> john rawlins was in court today and will have more coming up tonight at 6:00. we are following developing news out of baltimore tonight. in the past two hours, the u.s. department of justice says it will not bring federal charges against the six police officers involved in the arrest and death of freddie gray. gray's death touched off weeks of protest and unrest in baltimore after his neck was


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