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effect for cumberland and salem counties in new jersey until 6:00 45. this storm is moving quickly toward the north and the east. so please bring everyone inside and wait until the storms pass. hail associated with thunderstorm in ellen dale and 113 in sussex county. we do have potential for flash flooding north and west of philadelphia. additional downpours expected to night one to 2-inches of rain in these downpours. so please be aware of that and flood advisories in the area where we have the downpours right now and also the southern part of delaware until 7:00 o'clock tonight. so coming up slow-moving do you pours best chance of seeing strong to severe storms will be in south jersey and delaware through this early evening and of course never drive across a road that is covered with water. it will continue to track those storms if anything else develops we'll be the first to let you know. iain. >> kathy, thanks. we're learning new details about the beating death of a woman in the city's germantown second today investigators announcing the two former temple
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university officers have been charged in her death. fox 29's is a ben in a kuriakose has been following this investigation and she's life outside philadelphia police headquarters. sabina? >> iain this woman was found bound and beaten in front of her own kids allegedly by two veterans. -- best friends. 24-year-old mother of two handcuffed and beaten in her own home with a police baton. authorities say by her own boyfriend. former temple university police officer and his best friend. also a temple cop until a few days ago. >> she had a lot of bruises and scarring from the neck down. >> reporter: homicide captain james clark says cops found the victim, joyce, late friday morning naked and chained to a workout bench. police say her boyfriend 47-year-old a ron wright beat joyce during an argument. his best friend marquise robinson lived on the second floor of the home on the 4600 block of green street in germantown.
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officers say instead of stepping in, the temple cop joined in. >> the friend was actually helping position the female and turn her and contort her body into certain positions so the boyfriend could beat her in those areas of her body. >> reporterbody. that night thursday she called and we heard screaming and cussing and glass and we banged on the door and nobody seemed to be there but we knew we just hung up the phone with her. >> joyce's cousin waited on her front porch across the street for hours but saw nothing. police found her body the next morning. her family says she was three days away from moving to a battered woman's shelter with her kids. tonight they're blaming themselves. the alleged robinson's position as temple cop offered him a measure of protection whenever they would call the police. >> i feel like i did nothing to save her and every time we called the cops, the cops new marquise. what's use of calling the cops? >> reporter: and tonight, authorities tell us they're looking into whether police were ever called to that home on
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green street. both suspects face murder charges. iain, back to you. >> is a bone in a, thank you. to a developing story out of montgomery county. police are trying to determine how two people wound up dead inside an ambler apartment complex. officers were called to the forest garden apartments late last night and found the two people. police have identified both people killed as 54-year-old janice trunk and 44-year-old kevin milton smith. her sister tells us trunk lived in the apartment with her 19-year-old son who was not home at the time. she's now desperate for answers in the death of her sister. >> i just know she was killed last night. she was a single mom, went to work, came home. if anybody knows anything, please let the police know. >> police say the pair were shot several times. commuters using septa's regional rail lines are dealing with another change when they get to center city stations today. let's get out to chris o'connell live in center city with those
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details. chris? >> reporter: i tell you, iain, it's been a messy commute for people riding regional rail. if you are expecting someone home that's been on the train chances are they may be late today. i want to show you why. take a look at the huge lines to buy tickets as septa is no longer selling rail tickets aboard outbound regional rail lines from center city. instead tickets are being taken before passengers even get on to the platforms. the change in ticket collection coming after several weeks of many passengers getting free rides on trains because they were so packed with people conductors had problems collecting fares. now many passengers were just getting free rides and now it's come to this. this came after septa pulled about 120 cars from its system about a third of its fleet when defects were found in its silver liner cars. now, for passengers the new
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purchase policy is going to get a little getting used to. >> it's been a little delayed recently. thankfully my line has been ok okay. i think that this will hold some people up who are used to getting here right when their train is leaving. >> reporter: leaving center city weekdays from 3:00 to 6:30 you'll have to buy your tickets before you get on the train that includes temple university station, jefferson station, suburban station, 30th street station and university city. now, septa says, back out here live, you see this line. this is what you're going to have to contend with. we counseled about 120 people now trying to get their ticks. this is kind of a perfect storm because august 1st a lot of people are getting their monthly passes but septa says, this is temporary fix and at least until those defective rail cars get back on the rails. but tonight, no free rides and
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it's going to be little bit extra time to get home tonight. iain. >> chris, thank you. a church in wilmington, delaware, says someone put this hole in its side. it said black lives matter but someone did not like the message and cut the word blackout. bill anderson visited that church and joins us from the newsroom. bill? >> reporter: iain, as we well know, unfortunately, for some, it's on-going debate. black lives matter a call for justice or a sign of division? this weekend someone apparently thought it was the ladder and was willing to vandalize church property in order to make their point. one sign at first unitarian church in wilmington calls it a welcoming congregation. a second says standing on the side of love -- >> the word black was removed with surgical precision. >> reporter: the third sign black lives matter that led to vandalism. >> someone coming in the middle of the night and just vandalizing the banner that doesn't accomplish anything. i don't know what they thought they would accomplish since we've already put up another o
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one. >> reporter: it's not the first time a black lives matter sign has been vandalized. not even the first time at a church the people at first unitarian weren't surprised by the opposition but they hoped that the sign would have led to discussion and not destruction. >> when you take a utility 95 to someone's property, on their property, that's -- that's an act of aggression report roar church admits they received calls from opposition. who for obvious reasons were hesitant to go on camera but the congregation is standing their ground. >> yes, of course, all lives matter but we live in a society that doesn't value all lives the same so we're trying to correct that inequality. >> reporter: unfortunately the surveillance camera wasn't functional at the time. but they replaced the sign and police are investigating. so they hope the next sign of opposition will be through dialogue, and not through destroying their property. >> come talk to me. come tell us what motivated you to take such a dramatic action and let have conversation.
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>> reporter: now the reverend told me that the congregation had multiple signs printed because sadly they expected vandalism. they are aware that their statement upset some, but they're willing to upset them because they believe that that could inspire discussion that they believe iain will lead to a better understanding if people will just talk to them rather than vandalize the property. >> let's hope so, bill, thank you. striking workers from the taj mahal casino in atlantic city traveled to trenton today to show their support for legislation that would allow unemployment benefits to those on strike. senate president steve 15 sweeney wants the bill passed by next un. zika virus is spreading in florida. the governor nouns dag officials have detected 10 new cases and that brings the total number of people with the virus in florida to 14 in the miami dade area. governor rick scott is now asking for federal emergency response team to help control the spread of zika. the cdc has issued an advisory that says pregnant women should
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not travel to the so-called zika transmission area and pregnant women who live there should take steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual spread of the virus. the newly completed philadelphia temple the church of jesus christ of ladder day saints opened its doors to the media today. gave us a sneak peek inside the new temple located at 17th and 59. this was the first mormon temple in pennsylvania and will serve tens of thousands from the entire area. >> they will will be able to come here instead of having to travel to washington, d.c. or new york city today two temples that are closest to them. this will greatly increase access for them. >> the temple will offer tours to the public for a limited time during august and september. you just have to reserve a spot and to find out how to take part head to our website at fox29.c fox29.com. coming up cops say she's two guys were after some cash and cigarettes they broke into a local business. what one of those men had on his arms that investigators hoped
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could help identify him. it was girl's mission to get a picture with hillary clinton. just when she got her chance, her mom's phone ran out of storage. how our open bruce gordon is partial toll blame, howard. >> there was anticipation but the phillies fans hoped would be the excitement of a trade. well baseball trade deadline was at 4:00 p.m. so did the phillies pull up any trades? and eagles doing things differently in camp under doug pederson. hear from the head coach coming up in sports.
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main chinese restaurant along north fifth street last month. they stole money from a register and some cartons of cigarettes and according to police, one of the guys was armed. police say the tattoo on one of man' arms may be able to help track him down. history-making presidential candidate young girl and a lot of opportunity for a once in lifetime photograph. all part of a touching story that played out just after philadelphia's democratic national convention. our bruce gordon was in the miffled it all of it. >> for little girls in particular the hillary clinton nomination is ceiling shattering news. one little girl hernia mom went to such lengths to get and preserve a moment with the candidate. >> harper was so determined to get this picture, and i was so determined to get it back for her. >> reporter: a beaming 10-year-old harper leary and the woman who just might become america's first female chief executive. >> you, too, could be president of the united states! >> thank you all. god bless you. >> reporter: harper was in the
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crowd for the big hillary clinton tim kaine rally at temple university last friday desperate for photograph with mirs mrs. clinton when the rally ended her mom worked her way through the crowd all the way to the front calling out to the candidate. >> and finally hillary looked back, saw that it was a 10-year-old kid, and smiled and walked back over. >> she was so gracious and patient about it. hillary clinton was. and it was really nice to see. >> reporter: marian leary took out her camera phone to take the picture. that's when it happened. >> as soon as i needed to take it with harper and hillary clinton, it said it could no longer take any more pictures. >> reporter: turns out marian's camera had run out of storage no room for extra pictures. which was kind of embarrassing for me because it was sort of my fault in weird kind of way. you see i had enter viewed harper on her way into the event. mom had decided she want add photo of her daughter and me.
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not for that photo she would have had room for the hillary picture. ouch. >> well, clinton staff offered to take a picture and e-mail it to marian he took the shot but a day later still no picture. so marian took to facebook, telling the story of what had happened. schenn she tweeted the story to friends and to at hillary for pa. the campaign quickly responded with a promise to track down and send the photo. a day later, there it was. hillary clinton, harper leary with harper's proud mom looking over their shoulders. >> i was ecstatic. i was really happy. >> reporter: harper's reaction? >> so harper was thrilled. >> reporter: social mode ya helped spread the word but there could have been no photo to recover if not for the little girl with a whole lot of grit. >> her determination and it was so inspiring to watch. >> reporter: in case you're wondering harper leary wants to be a marine's see ologist some day. no desire to become president. she's happy to know she could be if she wanted much iain a lesson
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to be learned here do not waste a photo on me when if you're going to run into someone famous later in the day. isn't we'll keep that mind, bruce, thank you. >> back to your fox 29 weather authority. meteorologist kathy orr has more on what's in store for tonight. >> showers, torrential downpours and even thunderstorms to talk about. ultimate doppler you can see the state of delaware really firing up. we have one cell that's in sussex county but the main threat is right here in salem county and cumberland county, new jersey, came across the bay. this is a severe thunderstorm right now heading toward clint clinton, brought very heavy rain to strown creek and lower alloway's creek in this area of severe cell 324 lightning strikes. heavy downpours also history of half dollar sized hail. so please if you hear the thunder in clinton or alloway bring everyone inside it is a severe cell and wait until the storm passes. do a track on this moving toward the northeast at 20 miles an hour it will be alloway by 6:24
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in the, in the junction by 6:27. woods mill by 6:00 43. severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 6:45 for cumberland and salem counties in new jersey. it does include bridgeton and the town of deerfield. as we look ahead in philadelphia, we are dry, but we are humid. the hoy today 80. the temperature at the airport 77. dew point at 70 a lot of humidity and where most likely to see the strong to severe storms in south jersey and delaware because that is where we have the humidity. the dew point that true amount of moisture in the air at 70 if in philadelphia. that's oppressive look at dover, 77. so that's almost unbearable. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. heat and an area of high pressure. south jersey delaware under the gun and through the evening these will slowly come to an end. the lehigh valley seeing heavy rain late tonight and that will continue into the early morning
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hours. now as we look ahead overnight tonight, temperatures will be in the 70s. during the day tomorrow we'll go 82 with morning clouds and spotty showers on your seven day forecast from the weather authority, after tomorrow, the humidity is gone. wednesday, thursday, friday looking great in the 80s. and then maybe some storms ahead over the weekend with that heat saturday. but shore temperatures looking good in the 80s. with low humidity for the most part. >> all right. kathy, thank you. all right. we've got breaking news we're following right now out of germantown. 26-year-old man is shot and killed. skyfox is over the 4500 block of germantown avenue right now where police say the man was shot several times. he was taken to einstein hospital where he was pronounced dead around 5:30. so far no arrests have been ma made. the eagles getting some new instruction from their head coach. what's the difference from last year's head coach and the phillies had chance to build for the future with a trade by the deadline today at 4:00 o'clock.
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so did the gm matt clip tock make that deal? that's all coming up in sports. i approve this message.
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donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves!
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you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of r wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember." he's going like "i don't remember!" ♪ soon we'll get to the real season but eagles had shorter practice today a scheduled practice after a day off tomorrow. the eagles are back on wednesday with three hour practices. getting used it to guys. one thing that is different with the eagles team under doug
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pederson compared to chip kelly last year are the pauses at times during practice to correct what the coaches perceive as teaching points. chip kelly would wait until they got to the meeting rooms. it's not done this way now. >> only way we'll get better. it's the only way. i don't want to take too much time away because we're still working off a play clock. but at the same time that instant feedback is valuable. >> coaches will say let them play we'll correct it in the film room. i really am all in on dug's belief and philosophy and system of make quick corrections on the field. don't belabor it but immediate feedback -- there's nothing like immediate feedback. >> the players like the approa approach. >> it's quick, you know, it doesn't slow practice down too much but it helps me get ready for the next play. >> immediate feedback is better. >> yeah. i mean it's nice to have out there for sure. >> the major league trade deadline has come and it has gone. the phillies much to the anger of the phillies fans did not, i repeat, did not make a trade.
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jeremy hell licks son is still here. so is closer gomez. there were over 70 players moved in trades. over 32 pitchers traded just today. it seemed that jeremy hell licks son was the most likely pitcher could be traded by the phillies but i think two things happened here. the phillies over valued hell lick son and no team felt that highly of him. he didn't see the right value for any of their players yet. nice moment after the practice at eagles cam dap. that's tight end trade burtons 1.5-year-old son jackson trying on dad's football helmet. little too big but tray says he hopes jackson is a quarterback some day. the reality quarterbacks get a lot more cash. show me the money! >> right. >> he's a cutie, too. >> absolutely. >> all right. be sure to join us tonight for the fox 29 news at 10:00. the studio you have known for the past 10 years is gone. after months of work tonight we'll unavailable our new studio
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at 10:00 followed by the all new fox 29 news at 11. >> that will it for us here at 6:00. have a great night. inside edition is up next.
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