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in the northern liberty section of the city. a 36-year-old woman driving the car was killed. two children were in the vehicle one was taken to hahnemann hospital with serious injuries. nobody on the trolley was injured. septa is running shuttle buses between front street and 26th street on girard avenue. now, the dire situation in puerto rico. by all accounts it's getting worse not better. the u.s. response is cranking up with hundreds of thousands of pounds of relief supplies, but six days after hurricane maria slammed into the island. puerto rico still has no power limited water and hospitals that are struggling to treat patients and day long waits for gasoline. if you want to get a plane out good luck with that. only a handful of flights are able to leave the island on a daily basis. puerto rico was home to 3.5 million american citizens and most of them are having a very
tough time. one other problem, san juan is getting most of the relief efforts such as it exists right now. cities and towns outside of the capital are worried they will be forgotten. we have a report tonight from amanda ramirez. >> we are in the town on the east coast of the island one areas that was hit the hardest by hurricane maria. where the hurricane entered the island and one right now the main problem is that there is no electricity and no water and gas supplies have not reached the area and there is rationing of food. we are here at a super market in the area one of the few open currently and the customers are telling us that the owners are rationing the food and people can only buy up to 10 items and have all sorts of food but only 10 items per family, there are dozens of people waiting in the
line, they are here since early this morning. many are worried because also even though the store says they have cheese and nuts and that sort of thing, most of these people don't have electricity and most don't have a generator. >> amanda ramez. lets go dann cuellar at the philadelphia international airport you were able to meet a single flight coming from san juan, what are you hearing from passengers? >> reporter: jim, the an emotional situation and emotional reunions here seconds before we went on the air, the level of designation price is continuing to rise relatives say that they have no water, no gas, no cash. they say please bring cash we are desperate here is what some of the relatives telling us some that arrives from san juan, puerto rico. >> my cousin got in contact with
mer mom and uncle got on the airplane and his phone was not working or nothing. >> this is the first time you have communicated with him in person. >> yes, yes. >> there is a lot of emotion build up you see the devastating pictures from the island. >> nowhere to get in contact with the family it's like big. >> to me very, very emotional right now. because there is no way we could get in contact with him like my brother said we tried. calling him every day. >> people are having a hard time to get supplies and everything they need for the daily life. people are working hard. people have hope. that it will get back to how it was. it was beautiful before the hurricane. >> reporter: and i am happy to report that that couple you saw earlier they reunited with their
uncle and they cried and hugged each other and glad to see him alive, they didn't know what state he would be. that is a bit of good news in the wake of this entire devastating situation on the island of puerto rico. for now live here at philadelphia international airport i'm dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news" back to you jim. >> thank you. >> we want to show you a live picture from the hunting park section of philadelphia. a community fundraiser is just now underway. they are collecting donations for victims of hurricane maria, and it is all a night of good food, good music and all for a good cause. it's now waiting to get started and you have time to join in the fundraiser runs until 8:30 tonight and go to the tiara columbia restaurant on north 5th street in hunting park. this has been an active destructive and deadly hurricane season we know that. storm survivors need help from months to come.
"action news" is committed to reporting on the very important relief efforts, chad pradelli travelled to texas during hurricane harvey to show how first responders helped in search and rescue and first responders were part of the relief efforts in florida. brian taff was in naples riding out hurricane irma and now the massive need becomes clearing in puerto rico, "action news" reporter dann cuellar is preparing to travel to the territory ravaged and savaged by hurricane maria his reports begin tomorrow on "action news." >> world news tonight with david muir will have more on the situation in puerto rico and the rush to deliver relief next at 6:30 after "action news." a fake gun caused real alarm at a school in atlantic county this morning. galloway township was called to the high school at 9:00 with reports of a student with a gun.
it was found in the book bag of the 16-year-old student. the student was charged with unlawful possession of of a weapon and disorderly conduct. if philadelphia the smoke is clearing from last night's shootout on pistorius street in german town revealing more about the individuals involved. police identified the 16-year-old killed. and a 19-year-old is treated at einstein medical center. "action news" reporter sara bloomquist is there with the full story. >> reporter: jim, that 19-year-old man underwent surgery and a 18-year-old girl was treated for a wound to the elbow and her 16-year-old cousin was killed and 18-year-old man is was injured and credited a person of interest and in police custody with homicide detectives now. police suspect he was one of
multiple shooters on that german town street last night. community activists were out on the 100 block of east pistorius this afternoon trying to get the message out that the violence must stop. yet again young people wounded and a 16-year-old killed. >> we'll continue to be out here until we change and put our foot down and decide that we want to police our community. >> i'm a survivor of an attempted homicide and i lost my brother to homicide. i know the pain and i know the amount of support that the family needs right now. >> the shots rang out last night as children and teens played on the block. >> 8:30, you know there abouts i heard four shots. pop pop pop pop. sounded like a high caliber weapon, sounded like a gun. >> the 19-year-old man was shot and a 13-year-old girl was
grazed and treated. and her 16-year-old cousin was killed. >> next thing you know he collapsed. >> so i thought they were playing at first. but then when i saw the kids come up. >> police are hoping to find video to see how many people fired weapons and who fired the shot to claim young custice's life. >> he was a good kid went to school. >> he played basketball and played that basketball all day right there. and now he is gone it's a shame, it's sad. >> again an 18-year-old is now in custody one of the wounded considered a person of interest. police are pleading with more witnesses to come forward as they try to identify the additional shooters out there last night. live at einstein medical center,
sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the ceiling came crashing down this morning on the now shuttered atlantic club casino in atlantic city. the crews spent the day cleaning up after a 50 foot section of the drywall collapsed. it happened tearing off what was the bottom of the covered entrance and engineers think the damage is cosmetic. the atlantic club close nood 2014 and has been empty since. and the newcastle high school library is open and reformed to reflect the way students study in the 21st century and the state of the art facility has meeting spaces for study groups, a long distance learning center where students can earn college credits and access to library holdings across the state. coming up denied the right to play because of religious
head gear. the referees decision to sideline the player. and some records fell in parts of the area and we are feeling hot out there. feels like 90 in allentown and 89 in philadelphia and 91 degrees in wilmington and a big change arrives tomorrow morning i'll have the details in accuweather. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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school because the visiting student was wearing religious head gear. this has caused a fair measure of concern. walter perez has the story. >> reporter: it was yesterday when marple township high school soccer team went on the road to play and the referee prohibited a player from playing because he was wearing a head piece from his sikh faith and the rules said that illegal equipment will not be worn by any player and types of equipment that is illegal is helmets, hats caps or visors and the marple township school opened an investigation to see if his rights were violated because of the discussion. he sent a statement saying our district was surprised to learn that according to a piaa
referee's decision they don't have a rule that reasonably accommodates the wearing of religious head wear for our students that play soccer and they advocated and will continue to advocate for the rights is our student athletes to appropriately wear religious head wear. >> they say at this point that there is no way to determine if he was restricting on a student's religious rights. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." catholic social services of philadelphia is heading a call made by pope francis, they hosted a welcome lunch at the family center this afternoon all for people being assisted by the the refugee resettlement program. part of the pope's enough initiative called share the journey and calls for catholics worldwide to build relationships
with immigrants and refugees that settle into their communities. >> the organization is hope that the texmex lovers will eat enough to help them raise money for scholarships. the reigning miss philadelphia grabbed a bit to eat in bala cynwyd today she is eating to help raise money for the miss philadelphia scholarship named for the late director, 50% of each perfect is donated to the fund.
well it was the offer that went viral and a lot of people heard it and how is it resolved. >> great way to handle them by the eagles. jake elliot wins the special teams player of the week but a boat load of dough for his favorite charity thanks to the one and only carson wentz. jaime apody has more. >> remember last week few people
knew that jake elliot was the eagles kicker. >> he is like a legend now i saw him talking to prime time on espn. i was like who is this guy? >> this guy is famous, as is that video of carson wentz's reaction to the 61 yard winning field goal. >> i will give him my game check if he makes it. >> i knew i was miked up and i said it. >> he will donate to charity and we'll talk that out and figure it out. >> talking to jake the opportunity to give back by the independent of the day and that is why we have the platform and play the game. i never lose sleep over helping others. >> elliot saw the video that everyone has seen because wentz texted it to him with no words just a shocked emoji. >> you saw the reaction it's still out there it gives you
chills, it brings you back to why you love this game. >> we had fun with it. i would never accept that money from him. >> malcolm jenkins knows a worthy cause. >> my daughter's college fund. i would want that money in my bank account. >> have you to be a kicker? what was it 31,000? i'll go there and try that. >> in south philadelphia. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> now we are raising money for college funds. >> the coach says on one hand the goal is to make the playoffs but a challenge of teaching one of the youngest teems in the nba including two overall number one picks that have yet to play. ben simmons, he says he feels sorry for other teams that have to play them and trusting the process when it comes to running it's offense. >> day one the process and day
two the process and now getting easier. every day getting easier. not easy to play the point position and enjoying it and getting better at that. >> well, reece hoskins is human after all. the rookie phenom has not hit a home run in his last 12 games, in this span only .128, he looks to get it going tonight against the nationals. >> he is tearing it up, he can flash leather, how about the catch? they catch one more game against the nats and phillies won 7 of their last 11 games and mark lighter jr. gets the start and they believe this can carry over into the next season. adam joseph with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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lets go to adam joseph and the late word from accuweather. >> a summer feeling it will leave us quickly here as we go into your thursday and the rest of the week, we go into the weather center and a look at the sun getting closer to the horizon sunsetting at 6:50, a half hour from now, you see it glistening thereof the center city skylines and the skyscrapers there and a beautiful night on tap and summer-like day out there. and big changes come tomorrow. >> as we take a look at rainfall. percentages as we go over the next five days, basically zero every day with the exception of saturday. a wave of energy rolling through and the best opportunity for scattered showers and not a washout and then things stay dry and it has been very dry as of late. as we take a look at numbers today. it was a record in the poconos, 84 degrees and allentown record 91 degrees and 89 in reading and 89 in philadelphia. and 90 today in wilmington and factor in the humidity it felt
like the mid up toer 90s. all inland locations and again this is it. or at least for now for the next seven days. any time it hits the magic number of 70 degrees that is when you say it's tropical or oppressive. that is the case everywhere and starting to drop a bit to the north and west. poconos 64 degrees and you want the numbers below 60 to feel comfortable out and tomorrow afternoon going into the 40s because of a cold front from the north and west to shift the winds out of the north and this will also kick maria out to sea and see it off to the south and east. that will quickly escape to the east and not disturb anywhere across the eastern seaboard. if you want to spot the international space station. 7:44 p.m. only visible for 6 minutes traveling from the southwestern sky to the northeastern sky 78 degrees up. you see the bright light quickly
passing by. but the international space station at 7:44 p.m. tonight. the rest of the overnight the winds switch out of the northern 5 to 10 and humidity drops 62 to 68 degrees for the overnight low and tomorrow back into the upper 70s for most locations, the winds of change will continue lower humidity and winds gusting near 30 miles per hour. breezy tomorrow and the fall feeling finally arriving around here. start to look ahead to the fall holidays, in 34 days, halloween will be here. 57 days, thanksgiving and less than three months, we'll bring in christmas that is 89 days away. if you start to think about those holidays ahead. if you look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 79th breezy and comfortable and high clouds on friday and pretty nice and 72 and as we go into the weekend. lots of clouds and a quick morning spotty shower and really the flavor of the day saturday chilly and 69 with a lot of
clouds and gorgeous on sunday. 71 degrees and the dry stretch continues into the middle of next week as temperatures start to warm. back near 80 on wednesday and we could go back into the 80s as we approach the end of the next week. >> summer is not through yet. >> stubborn. abc world news tonight next with david muir next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00. on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, adam joseph, jeff skversky and ducis rogers. we hope you join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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tonight, your money, your taxes. president trump's new plan. what it means for you. after several efforts to repeal obamacare fail, the president now turns to a major tax overhaul. proposed cuts for middle class families, also major cuts for corporations and wealthy americans. also tonight, the crisis in puerto rico. a full week after the hurricane hit, more than a million people without power or drinking water. the mayor of san juan tonight saying people are starting to die. the deadly showdown. the police video just released. the suspect jumping from his pickup, firing at police. officers responding. tonight, abc news obtaining some of the russian ads bought on facebook. you will see them for yourself. posing as an american group, the ads say, "we need trump." the mas