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distributed in this part of our region in northern bucks as well. flyers like this one was mailed to homes this area and they are offensive and disgusting but the people behind the effort made no specific threats so it's pretty legal. >> it's disturbing. >> they were talking about flyers mails to hundreds of people they are fest onned with racist and images with white nationalist messages from nazi germany. they find it hard to believe people would put some much time and resources into something like this. >> someone spend a lot of money to get out what they want to get out to the commune and we are all shocked. >> some of the envelopes were personalized. for example david is a kansas city chiefs fan and hangs this
flag on his front lawn, when it arrived it was addressed to the kansas city chiefs fan. >> that is freaking me out more than the letter itself. that they came out and scoped out our neighborhood. >> we were there when doug bishop owner of the pizza got his. >> this is not right and not the way it should be. and that is what should happen to. this should just be done. there is no place for that in our community. >> andrew says that anyone with concerns or questions about this case should feel free to contact the department. he says while it is upsetting they are protected under the first amendment. >> unless things happen in conjunction of the mailing of the flyers this is a disturbing freedom of speech issue. >> even though there is no christmriminal investigation th
interested in gathering inat the time about groups that do these kinds of things. are you asked to contact the east greenville police or the prosecutors office. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the president of radnor township board of commissioners is arrested on child pornography charges. 66-year-old phillip anywhere from infans 2 to 4 it's
disturbing. now to delaware drivers are having a tough go because of a fuel tanker crash. it happened on route 1 in townsend and eight hours later half of that busy road is still shut down. sara bloomquist is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: this was a complicated clean up that continues at this hour. the northbound side of route 1 was scheduled to open at 4:30 and as of yet it has not happened. it should too. the southbound lane will take longer. chopper 6 hd was over head after the tractor trailer carrying 8500 gallons of fuel overturned on route 1 delaware north of smyrna. it happened at 8:20 when a 55-year-old dover man lost control of the chevy van pulling the car trailer in the northbound lanes. >> at some point the right rear tire of the chevy van blew out
causing it's driver to lose control and crossed the center median of route 1 and traveled into the southbound lane of route 1 and into the path of the tractor trailer driven by a 56-year-old vineland, new jersey man. >> the driver was out of the vehicle when the fire department arrived. and they got him out. >> and it started to leak fuel and police immediately closed the high wa in both directions while cleanup got underway. >> this is more of a hazmat situation with the tanker truck spilling the fuel and it's in the ditch on both sides. >> environment alex perts are on the scene all day overseeing the cleanup. one of the members of their team had to go to the hospital because he or she felt dizzy from wearing all the protective gear. the northbound side should open at any time and hope to open the
southbound side beginning at 6:30 this evening. sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news". we are also developing news tonight in northern california. where the death toll continues to rise. as devastating wild fires continue to rip through wine country. the fires have killed 21 people. and firefighters are spread thin trying to help contain the flames. abc is tracking the race against time in santa rosa, california. >> more than 22 wild fires are still raging if california. some of the worst this state has ever seen. >> we have had big fires in the past. this is one of the biggest most serious and it's not over. >> ripping across more than 170 thousand acres, they are focusing their limited resources on saving lives. >> we underestimate how dangerous it can be. if you have a place to go, go.
you don't need to be there. >> people come home and find their memories in ashes. >> that looks lick my refrigerator. >> lois smith lived here for 16 years and never seen wild fires like this. >> this looks like a war zone. sad. >> real sad. >> more than 3500 homes and businesses are destroyed. at least 7,000 are without power and many areas remain under mandatory evacuation. the devastation is enormous. with dozens of cell towers burned down families are trying to reach their loved ones there are 550 people unaccounted for in sonoma county alone. and they believe that they will be located in evacuation centers or other locations but they expect the death toll to continue to rise. >> police say that the fire whipped through the community and many of those missing and some died lived right here.
channel 6 "action news." president trump is exexpected to seek in harrisburg focusing on the tax plan and how it will help the middle clat. he landed a short time ago. the audience at the invitation only event is mostly truckers. he says his tax plan will benefit them. some truckers operate as a small business and he is advocating a cut in small business tax rates. lieutenant governor, kim guadagno is demanding more debates. she faced off last night against ph phil murphy here on 6 abc. a second debate is calling for two more debates. >> philadelphia veteran as fair
employees rally today about their concern over vacancies over va's nationwide. -- >> members of the afge local 940 gathered in east falls and there are more than 900 jobs not filled and that affects the care that veterans deserve. and a risk to patient safety and a hazardous work environment. the department of homeland security granted another extension for residents to get a real i.d. that means that they can enter federal buildings and get through tsa using their current idea for now that lasts until 2018. at that point pennsylvanians will need another form of identification to travel and access federal buildings and they are on track to begin producing it's products in march
of 2018. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> drivers in delaware not doing so well on this wednesday afternoon as sara told us they are out there cleaning up the overturned tanker truck from 8:30 this morning. all lanes remain blocked from highway 1 in both directions creating huge backlogs especially southbound where most of you go in the afternoon. 13 taking a lot of detouring traffic so as far away as you can stay the better off you'll be. our earlier crash on 202 concord pike has cleared. the work zone on 95 for a month now, speeds there in the teens coming out of wilmington. and on 295 here in mount laurel burlington county. a crash approaching 73 several vehicles involved and the two left lanes are blocked and it's
jammed solid double digit speeds from 38 and the new jersey term turnpike a better bet. the local college student dismissed from his team for taking a knee to take a stand. >> and new types of genetic testing could make it easier to look for rare and mysterious diseases. >> and after a day stuck in the clouds, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing clouds moving in and how long they stick around and track cool weather for a change in the accuweather forecast.
house seeker paul ryan says that rules are the fastest way to regulate bump stocks in the wake of the mass shooting in vegas, the shooter uses a device like that to heighten his fire hour allowing a semi auto mattic rifle to fire continuously. they said in 2010 they did not violate civil law but now the agency is compelled to re-evaluate that decision. president trump says it is quote, about time. that the head of the nfl makes all players stand for the
national anthem. he made the statement on twitter ahead of a meeting between nfl owners next week. the group is expected to consider a change to the game manual that currently says that players should stand for the anthem and the league is trying to move from protest to progress. a lehigh valley student is dismissed from the football team for kneeling from the national anthem last week that the team's leadership council voted to kneel during the coin toss and then stand during the anthem. but viewer video shows a norristown native kneeling during the anthem by himself. college officials say he was dismissed from the team but remain a student at the school. philadelphia's office of emergency management is offering more help to those displaced from puerto rico and the agency partnered with other groups to offer a disaster assistance
center. and the center will be open between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during the week. >> also, in delaware, delaware state police are accepting donations for puerto rico through the locations on october 18th. delaware governor john carnie called on relief efforts, and delaware .government/relief. they can find ways to donate and volunteer their time. in tonight's health check the public health situation in very shaky, that island's governor says that four deaths are being investigated as cases of a dangerous bacteria and six other people may also have the disease and at least one victim drank from a stream because there was no running or bottled water available. this is tied to contaminated water especially in villages like these and mountains away
from the main relief routes and dialysis centers are forced to reduce treatment 25%. and obesity is not just an american problem. there has been a tenfold increase around the globe in the last 40 years, data from 31 million children in 200 countries shows that obesity skyrocketed even though the share of of underweight children did not change. >> study leaders say that cutting back on high calorie none nutritious foods and boosting exercise is a must to stop the trend. there is a new type of genetic testing that could boost the search for cures for rare and exotic diseases. instead of testing one gene at a time. it looks just at the proteins that carry the codes for the gene. so it can survey 20,000 genes at a time according to doctors.
>> you can sequence for just a few thousand dollars and interpret it properly and all 7,000 disease causing genes in one test. >> for serious hard to diagnose diseases the sequency can mean finding a diagnosis faster. and residents of the nhs allegheny school in bustleton wore pink shirts and walked around the campus and presented a $1,000 check to the susan g komen foundation. still to come on "action news" tonight. the wings of freedom on display this week in delaware. and also the philadelphia health care facility honored for the historic roots. and "action news" is all about
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chopper 6 hd is over the scene of what turned out to be a deadly shooting here. police are on the scene and the yellow crime tape. apparently when the officers got here on d street they found a person that had been shot, apparently that shooting has turned deadly and now a homicide investigation is underway. again, you can see the police on the scene trying to determine what happened here on d street just a short time ago. we'll keep an eye on the situation and bring you more information as it becomes available. one person shot and killed on d street in the kensington section tonight. a historical marker was dedicated today at einstein medical center in philadelphia. it commemorates the start of einstein as the jewish hospital back in 1866, a 22 bed farm house at the time and 1872 it moved to the philadelphia location where it remains today. it has served the community with advance in research and education and patient care.
men led the charge today in philadelphia to end domestic violence. the men of lutheran settle man house held the rally at 15th and jfk in center city. they hope that it will encourage more men to speak out about violence and families and learn ways to prevent it. meantime four rare b tau 52 bombers will be on tour. it's a rare opportunity to visit, learn and explore more about these unique treasures, visitors have to pay a small fee to get a look. taking you live outside. dramatic skyline up above with heavy cloud cover and the center city view. accuweather is coming your way next.
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are stuck in for the next few days. if you look at the winds at the different layers of the atmosphere. winds at 20,000 feet that is typically the wind that steers weather systems and storms. and it's a dry flow of air, but winds farther down to the suffer as 4,000 feet are out of the east and the easterly flow will pull in moisture primarily in the form of clouds, low clouds will really be holding firm the next couple of days and a little bit of drizzle possible and every now and then a peek of sunshine and clouds are the rule and the next few days temperatures dropping down to the 60s and showers are working through our north and west counties right now, lehigh valley and allentown right now slatington dealing with showers and a stead your rain moving out of reading and scattered showers in lancaster, all associated with a weak low pressure out of theo valley.
and lancaster 68 degrees and philadelphia 75 degrees, that is 11 degrees above average and cape may currently 69. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have weak low pressure it's over northern ohio. and this will dive to the south overnight in virginia than brings us the chance of more rain and possible which the steadiest in the morning, future showing 11:00 showers across the poconos and between about 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning. this is a bit overdone and we see showers moving through tomorrow morning. a little bit of left over shower activity at 8:30 and later in the day we could see brief brighten the skies before sunset at 6:00. and overnight tomorrow clouds thicken again. the five-day at 5:00, lots of clouds and drizzle possible in
the morning and a cool day, finally temperatures below average, grab a sweater. 66 degrees on friday mostly cloudy and 69 and summer like warmth returns in time for the weekend on saturday, 80 and sunday 83 and monday 74 degrees and the chance of showers with a code front behind the system we cool off again and adam will talk about that in the seven-day forecast. >> thank you cecily.
"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again. here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. a war of words continues with the u.s. and north korea. both are flexing their military muscle and what president trump said today about the tense situation. and three men shot in a philadelphia neighborhood and one man managed to drive himself to the hospital. you'll hear from him. and the eagles are riding a 4-1 record and the eyes are now set on the panthers. jeff skversky is live from charlotte with a preview of the match-up. and details, the u.s.
continues to put pressure on north korea to stop the nuclear ambitions while the communist nation continues to test missiles and bombs. just today the russian news agency quoted the foreign minister as saying president trump has lit the wick of war. we are live in washington with the latest. >> reporter: good evening rick, president trump has threatened to totally destroy northern korea in front of the united nation and said they would face fire and fury and now u.s. bombers with a show of course along with our allies as tensions continue to rise. as north korea slept american b 1 bombers flying missions ore the sea of japan side by side with south korean and the japanese fighters. russian state media reporting that president trump has lit the wick of war and we need to settle the final score only with
a hail of fire and not words. >> president trump used similar words in the past saying they could face fire and fury. and when it comes to north korea his attitude is the only one that matters. >> that is the way it works but i have a somewhat different attitude and other people. i think perhaps i feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people but i listen to everybody. >> america's attitude though, 65% of americans think that president trump's comments made the situation between the u.s. and north korea worse. according to a new ap poll. as washington faces off with the threat from the east another threat partially contained through diplomacy reigniting, the president's decision on the iran nuclear deal expected this week. >> you'll see soon we'll announce that shortly. >> when it comes to the deal strong words from the top republican. >> as flawed as the deal is, i
believe that we must now enforce the hell out of it. >> with tensions continuing to soar a south korean lawmaker revealed that north korea hacked south korean war plans, they said it was negligence and the pentagon saying they are confident in their act to contain north korea. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. meanwhile, senior officials urge spain's prime minister to accept the catlan leader's offer of talks to avoid a complete separation. they signed a document they call a decoration of independence. saying quote there is not a single country that recognizes the right to self determination and declared itself their own nation and they may move forward with suspending their
legislative powers. the boy scouts will allow girls to join. cub scouts dens as they are referred to though will be single gender. officials say that allows them to maintain the single gender model and meeting the needs of the families. the program for older girls will allow them to attain the rank of eagle scouts. world news with david muir will have more and the escalating tensions with the u.s. and north korea. you can watch that foming "action news" at 6:00. philadelphia detectives have a crucial piece of evidence in the shooting of three men in the point breeze section. vernon odom is live now. you spoke with a victim about what happened. >> good evening monica, this point breeze neighborhood is lilly crawling with cameras up alleyways and street corners and
individual houses and police are still trying to get a clear look at the two men that fled the scene last night when the gun fire ended. >> miguel soto tells "action news" he was shot in the ankle while he stood with a crowd of man on his block and drove himself to the hospital for treat. around 11:00 last night multiple gunshots perhaps ten of them erupted from a .40 caliber handgun. two other men one 49 and the other 42 were hit in the legs and taken by ambulance in the hospital where they remain tonight listed in stable condition. they both have lengthy arrest records for drugs theft and robbery and assault. police say they may have been the attackers intended targets. >> among the total number of people in the crowd some person in that crowd was the target. the people that were actually shot may or may not have been but some people in the crowd
were targeted. >> police have surveillance video of two men believed to be the gunman fleeing the scene but tell me it will not be released today. >> i saw one of my neighbors lan in the street. and then saw someone else shot over there. sitting down on the step. i didn't know my truck was hit. >> rick, police could use tip calls to help find out anyone knows who these hit men were or who sent them and why. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> vernon, thank you. wilmington police and firefighters spent the morning searching their christina river for a person that jumped off or fell off the bridge. people called 911 after hearing someone screaming in the water after 11:30 this morning. several boats and dive teams are still looking for the person and
only one lane of traffic is getting by in each direction on the bridge. a recent wave of fatal overdoses in delaware pushes the total to 171 for the year so far. health officials pointed to fentanyl for the main cause, it's a factor in the cases last year and governor carnie signed legislation allowing reads to buy the naloxone at participating pharmacies and first responders also carry the drug. and first responders are looking for a thief that targeted a center city business it shows the hood of his sweatshirt pulled up and a mask over his face and he ran into the mini market pointing a gun at the clerk and the worker handed over $200 cash and the man ran off. now for an update on the
highways and byways wednesday night. >> it's quite the day in delaware thanks in part to this. an overturned tanker truck that flipped over before 8:30 this morning and the tanker was carrying 8900 gallons of fuel and 7500 leaked out of the truck. this turned into a hazmat situation but the breaking news from del/dot is that they just reopened the northbound lanes and southbound remains closed and we are not sure when they can get that all open. 13 miles per hour as you approach the closure point at odessa, that is where everyone is forced off and to 13. that is busy as well the further you stay the better off you are route 9. and i-95 an issue the new construction and a northbound
crash and now the southbound lanes are blocked in wilmington an delaware avenue, the bottom line 495 much better bet than 95 in delaware. this is 295 in burlington, new jersey, approaching 73 blocking off the left lane and jammed solid to creek road and the southbound turnpike will be a better bet and the aircraft closing montgomery avenue on the main line and everything is reopen there. rick and monica back to you. >> better than nothing. >> thank you. more ahead on "action news" wednesday night. students and teachers and parents put their heads and hearts together to help out students impacted by hurricane harvey in texas. >> and inspired by a popular bridge in paris, why folks will put locks on this fence at penn's landing. and adam joseph is tracking the wet weather coming our way. >> and a change if the forecast. >> a change to the warmer as you
head through the weekend. some of us dealing with showers especially to the north and west and high pressure is working its way through, and if you have not seen rain you may very well overnight tonight. >> all right, plus jaime apody has sports including a live report from charlotte where the birds are getting ready to take on the panthers tomorrow night. that and more when "action news" comes right back. (avo) if you're burdened by belly pain and constipation,
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county district and two schools lost all of their supplies in three feet of flood water. they sorted and pack the the supplies and it's being covered by delaware subaru the chain aldi is expanding their workforce with the goal of making 250 job offers by the end of the fair. the locations in collingswood and hamilton township. the company has plans in egg harbor township and ocean county. new affordable housing in philadelphia. pennypack crossing includes 44 apartments for people 55 years and up and people with disabled. and almost $800 for one bedroom apartments. and jap -- jaime apody is here.
>> the eagles are set to take on the panthers for thursday night football. jeff skversky is with the team. and i talked about this being a tight turn around and it feels like they just played. >> they are a little banged up but they are trying to start 5-1 since the first time since 2014 and on a tough week a short week. and they are going up against the toughest defense they have faced all season. here is eagles tackle fletcher cox. arriving in charlotte. he is a game time decision with the calf injury that kept him out. whether he plays or not they have to find a way to get to the carolina quarterback cam newton and they may be banged up but this game is about mental toughness. >> how tough is it to win these games on a short week on the road against a good carolina
team. >> it's tough but for both parties. it's about who can prepare the quickest. and i think we got a good shot. >> they are focus and attention to detail is high this week and the energy level is there. and you know, this has been a successful couple of games for us. and you can ride that emotion as well. all of that is a positive going into a short week. >> reporter: now because of the short week the eagles will be without right tackle lane johnson, he has a concussion and is ruled out and did not make the trip down to charlotte. and think back to last year, they lost eight of their ten games without johnson. hopefully they can get over it tomorrow night against the panthers. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> bearer of bad news. thank you. the 0-3 sixers are in brooklyn to face the nets in preseason
action. joel embiid is available expect to see the new $148 million man on the floor for the first time. the flyers finished the four game road start to finish, the happy ending, rookie nolan patrick scored the first goal of his career but tied at 5-5 and the game winner for nashville sending the flyers back home they went 2-2 on the trip. temple a chance to get back on track taking on uconn. >> you go in each week and study the game plan and take them serious. they have good players on the defense and you know as a team. temple going against uconn you have to take them serious each week. >> more on the game with the owls and huskies within ducis rogers joins us for the "action
news" on saturday. and the contributions of the most accomplished latinos to our region were honored today. the awards lunch enwas held in center city and held at the union league and jeanette reyes was proud to host the ceremony. four latinos were awarded for business and civic works. and interactive art project at pens landing is giving hope to cancer patients, a special engineered fence along the columbus boulevard near the hilton, they unveiled the hope fence where anyone can latch a love lock to special challenges. it's inspired by the lock bridge in paris. and dan keating helped to launch the work today.
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80s return. they are coming this weekend. fall just can't stay. as we look at the weather center live on sky 6 hd westbound the clouds are getting darker, one the sun is close to the horizon nearing sunset within the next 45 or 10 minutes but also there are some showers that are now pushing into the western suburbs making their way to center city. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan most of the time these showers are far to the north and west close toward allentown and the poconos. but some have developing now in lancaster and chester and northern newcastle county and delaware county and central parts of delaware county. light but dampening the roadways in the evening rush hour, darker greens 322, pottstown along route 100, as they press to the east. even more develop as they go into the overnight hours.
and it's a warm day. the high did hit 79 in philadelphia. the normal is 68 degrees and still at 75 and where the showers are falling it's back in the 60s as well as lancaster and a warm 71 degrees in dover right now. satellite and radar, the low pressure is way to the north and west. north and west of pittsburgh diving down to the south and west over northern virginia as we get into the day tomorrow. and kind of stalls there for a brief time on friday. can you see more showers popping west of here near state college in pittsburgh than will have to come through late tonight as well. at 10:00, that batch comes through disappears and it could be a temporary lull in spots before more rain starts to pivot through here in the wee hours of the morning and this is 4:30 showing a heavier concentration to the low south and west and wake up tomorrow morning 8:30 and clouds and light showers and
a little bit of drizzle in spots for the morning rush hour. and a dreary day until the tail end of the day. when we could see brightening to the sky temporarily happening here and places like allentown and trenton and lakehurst and get a void in the clouds tomorrow night. and clouds fill back in with an easterly wind on friday. and friday clouds win out much like tomorrow. we have the 10 and named storm in this particular hurricane season. ophelia. this is way out the atlantic. working south of the azores into the upcoming weekend and probably make lan tropical storm in ireland on monday. rare for a tropical storm to make landfall on the other side of the pond. just showing you this is an active and very unusual year in
the atlantic. as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 60s for the next few days and heavy on the cloud side both days before we break the clouds apart over the weekend on saturday and sunday. we warm it back up into the 80s. 15 degrees above average and the humidity tag as long with the warmth and we go back to near average by the beginning and middle of next week. >> thank you so much. much more "action news" coming your way. i'm only in my 60's.
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and a man that had sanctuariy at a local church walks free today. now for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams have a nice evening. >> good night. paulsboro's a very proud community. it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table.
what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. wednesday night and president trump touts his tax plan in harrisburg and an overturned tanker shuts down route 1 in delaware.