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expect some heavy rain and frequent lightning there and this other storm eastern lancaster bringing heavy rain in the western part of chester county. we do have one report you can see reading at the airport a wind gust close to 50 miles an hour clocked at 48 miles an hour. i do think these storms will be weakening as they move toward philadelphia. but we do have a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for most of the region with the exception of south jersey. that is until 11:00 o'clock tonight and you can see our high resolution rapid refresh model really capturing what's going on here and as the storms move toward the east by about 7:30 moving through philadelphia just as patchy showers a break through wilmington and then baltimore and washington seeing heavy rain. this lifts through and then we dry it out overnight. so not all of us will be seeing the storms as once again they weaken as they move eastward. part of the puzzle is the heat index a lot of humidity firing off these storms. you can see the rain cooled heat indices in reading lancaster only in the 70's. philadelphia it still feels like 104 degrees much this evening passing showers and storms at
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7:00 p.m. in the city warm and muggy at 11:00. a spotty shower possible at the 11:00 o'clock hour. now coming up we'll talk about when we see a break in the humidity, how long the heat continues, and relief in that weekend forecast. it can't come soon enough. i'll see you later in the broadcast. we'll continue to track that severe weather. >> all right, kathy, thanks. as we look live at old city make sure to download our fox 29 app to get the forecast sent right to your phone. you can see the latest alerts and warnings. it's free. just download it from the apple or google play stores. past couple of days spending time inside in refreshing air-condition has been the hot thing to do, right? but it's not just humans trying to cool off. cockroaches are trying to escape the heat as well. >> yeah seems like they have invaded local businesses in an effort to do just that. fox's dawn timmeney joins us from philadelphia city hall tonight. this is a serious problem. dawn. >> reporter: it is definitely concerning. these steamy conditions are perfect for a cockroach
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infestation and some area restaurants are finding out first hand about this unwelcome invasion. the sign on the door says temporarily closed. raul castro's restaurant on washington avenue in south philadelphia shut down. plaza garibaldi one of several restaurants in the city cited by the health department for cockroaches. >> no i never happen to me. just this is the first time. >> reporter: the first time in 14 years anything like this has happened. castro says his family eats here most of the time. >> i don't know if it's the weather but they came out. >> reporter: experts say the heat is contribute to go rise in roaches. exterminator matt kelly of prodigy pest solutions says when the temperatures soars above 80 degrees, the roaches actually start to fly. >> they start to come in frequent flyers and what they're doing they're looking for a cold spot to go in. they're looking for, you know, cracks and crevices or open doors, open windows. >> reporter: castro is not a loan in dealing with the probl
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problem. other restaurants in the city were also cited for roaches. including cosi at fourth and chestnut and the woodland village diner on woodland avenue and lucky garden chinese take out in southwest philadelphia. these things are everywhere. >> kelly says summer storms are also driving roaches out of the sewers and up the drains in restaurants and homes. >> if there's moisture or anything rainfall coming down or if you have water in one of your commercial kitchens, that's what they're doing. they're looking for that damp, nice place to set up shop. >> reporter: the sweltering summer conditions also increase the metabolism of roaches and their ability to reproduce. he's committed to curbing the critter that is carry disease causing bacteria for the safety of his family and his customers. >> it's my priority here in the restaurant because this is what we do for a living. >> reporter: now raul castro has been closed for five days now since friday. he says he plans to pay that fine $315 tomorrow and then reopen. he says he just wanted to make sure this restaurant was squeaky
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clean before reopening his doors. lucy? >> all right, thank you very much, dawn. breaking tonight pennsylvania top law enforcement is stepping down. after her conviction last night attorney general kathleen kane announced she will resign. >> the announcement came less than 24 hours after a jury found her guilty of leaking information then lying about it under oath. fox 29's jeff cole is live in harrisburg with the fallout. jeff? >> reporter: lucy, it was unclear that kane was going to quit. she's really shown she was fighter. she had resilience. she hung on after a very difficult time but this afternoon she actually knock it off. now, bruce castor her first deputy at a press conference to say everything is fine. he will continue to run the place even though kathleen kane had been convicted and then she up and quit. so residents of pennsylvania meet your new and soon to be acting attorney general. attorney general kathleen kane's decision to quit by the end of business wednesday came early
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afternoon by e-mail. the first woman elected to the post and the first democrat convicted of perjury and other crimes last night wrote, it was an honor to serve. she called her first deputy this afternoon. >> until this afternoon when she did ask my opinion and i told her that i thought it would be very difficult for her to remain in light of the developments in montgomery county. >> reporter: bruce castor a republican and former high profile montgomery county da will exercise the power and duties of the attorney general reads the law until governor wolf nominates temporary replacement who will have to be approved by two-thirds of the state senate. castor says he's ready. >> well, i don't know that anybody is prepared to assume a job of this nature. i certainly have spent my entire professional live learning how to run a large government operation. >> reporter: for kane it's been a long and agonizing fall from power. believing that former state prosecutor frank fina leaked to reporters her failure to charge
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corrupt city dems caught taking bribes she tried to wound him by releasing secret grand jury information and then lying about it under oath. kane convicted on all counts monday by a montgomery county jury slipped away without comment monday night and quit today. >> i don't know whether she was in over her head or not. i do know that she is not a lawyer to be trifled with. she has a capable analytical mine. >> reporter: but now kathleen kane falls after taking part in illegal vendetta. bruce castor also wanted to be ag. won there be. could never get it. now he's the acting attorney general he says he'll be sworn in ceremony alley by a state supreme court justice and he says he wants his parents there. live in harrisburg, jeff cole, iain, back to you. >> jeff, thank you. kane was once considered
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arising star in political circles. mentioned as possible senate or even gubernatorial candidate. kane became pennsylvania's first female ag when she was sworn in back in january of 2013. then in march 2014 the inquirer roar add story about kane shutting down that undercover public corruption investigation. then in may a special prosecutor was appointed to look into any alleged disclosure of information that was protected by law. on august 8th last year, kane was charged with eight counts, one of which is a felony. kane's trial began last week august 8th an jury convicted her on all counts late last night. >> you decide 2016 and hillary clinton's campaign comes back to philadelphia. the democratic nominee spoke today at west philadelphia high school on 49th and chestnut. recent polls show she's leading in many swing states that includes pennsylvania. she urged everyone to register vote before the october 11th deadline. the former secretary of state also took aim at donald trump saying her plans for america are more concrete.
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meanwhile, local election officials are geek up for november. >> how engaged are voters this election? well we sent our jennifer joyce to find out. she joins us live from west philadelphia tonight. jennifer? >> reporter: iain, and they're pretty engage. city officials tell us there will be more registered voters for this election than past elections. >> i think voter registration especially important this year. >> we make sure everybody in our neighborhood is registered to vote. >> reporter: it's a big election year. competitive and flash she. >> lot of headlines all the way around in both parties. >> reporter: and for that reason, city commissioner al schmidt says the city of philadelphia is especially enthusiastic with the number of registered voters expected to surpass the 1,060,000 registered during the 2012 election. >> we had competitive primary in the democratic party and a competitive primary in the republican party. that's pretty rare. >> reporter: schmidt says a head of the primaries they saw lot of people changing their party affiliations.
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now, there's a push for new voters. >> we want everyone who is eligible to vote to register to vote and to vote on election day. >> reporter: today, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton was at west philadelphia high school pushing voter registration. >> this election is so important because of all of the things that hillary represents and our other couldn't date represents. >> reporter: donald trump supporters in the city are equally as passionate. >> he's tough. he says everything in his face. he's a big businessman. >> reporter: regardless of how people vote, city officials are excited to see philadelphians engaged in this election. >> my vote makes a difference. your vote makes a difference. everybody's. >> reporter: and if you have yet to register, you can do so. you can do it online by male or in person you just have to do it by october 11th. iain? >> all right, jennifer, thank you. on the republican side donald trump is set to speak tonight near milwaukee. he will meet with veterans and
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police at a conference center in west bend and the timing here is of course relevant as his visit to the badger state comes on the heels of those violent clashes between police and protesters after the police shooting of an african-american man. trump will also speak at a town hall later hosted by fox news. new questions this evening about philadelphia district attorney seth williams and why he failed to report $160,000 worth of gifts from friends. williams release released amendd statements yesterday detailing thousands and thousands of dollars worth of gifts he received from 2010 to 2015. that includes $45,000 worth of roof repairs and other home improvements. the da says today in a statement this closure is quote intended to demonstrate transparency. williams attorney called the failure to report gifts a terrible mistake. all right. picture this brown water coming out of your faucet. where it's happening around here and what the water department is saying tonight. and here's another check of our radar. we are on storm watch tonight.
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kathy orr has your full forecast coming up. howard? >> the eagles made a trade for a wide receiver today, but there could be some issues. chase utley comes back to the phillies. we will hear from the former phillie on his return to philadelphia coming up in sports.
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>> this is not something that you want to see coming out of your faucet. residents of maple shade are obviously concerned over what that is. several pictures and videos just like that kind of looks like tea. >> um-hmm. >> something like that. they surfaced on social media. >> some people say they're not getting the answers they need. fox 29's bill anderson went to maple shade and spoke to some of the concerned residents. >> reporter: you finish long hard day at work. you are sweating from the latest heat wave and all you want is a shower or bath and then this happens. residents of maple shade reached out to us to discuss what they say is an on-going problem with their water supply.
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>> the water is absolutely horrible. you can see the pig hers. it ranges from a tan to a brown to a really dark brown muddy. >> reporter: ann minute lived in maple shade for 40 years hand mitts the dirty water comes and goes. she was concerned enough she started facebook group she didn't feel like residents were being heard. >> sometimes they say we had main break and that did it or somebody opened the fire hydrant and that did it all these excuses don't seem to -- keys mews the expression carry any water. >> would it shorts came outlooking like that. they were white when they went n it look like i rolled around on is a softball field. >> when danielle saw what the water did to her clothes she got concerned and started wonder wagon was it was possibly doing to her. >> they say it's okay to drink. >> they told you that's toke bring. >> not when it's rusty. the water is normally okay to drink. i drink from the fuss set all the time. >> reporter: maple shade utilities acknowledged the concerns of their residents and they are flushing the pipes to
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try to address the problems. they also said in statement that flushing maintains water quality and flushes out any steddy many form in the pipes. the sediment is harmless but it can cause discoloration. now in fairness the water seems clean after the fire hydrants were flushed and there is a town meeting scheduled for next week. where the water issues will be discussed and hopefully the residents will get more answers. in maple shade, i'm bill anderson, fox 29 news. a lot of people head from delaware beaches to the jersey shore and celebrating a big milestone. today the cape may lewes ferry just welcomed its 400 -- 45t 45th -- 5 millionth passenger passengers. >> that's hard one to say. >> marcus and jill, of jackson, new jersey, they bought their tickets just before 10:00 this morning. the family got some ferry apparel and a free trip for future travel. the ferry by the way departed first back in 1964. >> that's very cool. love that. back to your fox 29 weather authority now. where it's not very cool.
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it's very hot and we've got stuff bubbling up behind you, kathy. >> we certainly do. you never want to ride on the ferry when you have storms. that's for sure. i did that once. it wasn't good. but you can see delaware bay pretty quiet. so no issues there. we do have few showers moving through the lehigh valley still but they have weakened also across the chesapeake moving into the eastern shore of maryland also, just moving into the western part of new castle county, delaware, but nothing severe at this point. the lehigh valley did have a severe storm just now seeing rain showers. a look live out at the airport. you can see our camera shaking a little bit. strong southwesterly winds blowing. temperature still 93 in philadelphia. the high today 94. right now it feels like 104. today's high of 94 makes it the therend, 90 plus degree day this year. this is day seven of the heat wave. this is heat wave number five. heat wave number four was while the dnc was in town. that was a seven-day heat wave. tomorrow we will break that record.
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right now you can see our rain cooled temperatures from the poconos through allentown extending through reading and lancaster. pottstown, still 86. 93 in philadelphia. 90 in millville. and still warm in dover. down the shore we have sea breeze. look at cape may point. 78 degrees there. the boardwalk in ac81. beach haven the southern end lbi reporting in at 83. when you look at the heat and humidity, that dew point or that amount of moisture in the atmosphere creates the real humid conditions, and the heat indices is when you combine the heat and humidity. that's the heat index. this is what it felt like today at the hottest point of the day. dover felt like 111. philadelphia 106. the same in wilmington. it felt like 103 in mount holly and in reading it felt like 100 degrees. the good news is, those numbers will go down tomorrow. because we will watch a cold front move through. it will cut down on the humidity because winds will be out of the northwest but we still will have a hot day. our heat wave will continue. the sun will be little bit brighter.
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we'll see a deeper through bleigh sky with a temperature of 91 degrees for wednesday. on fox future cast this is get good grip on our showers and storms moving through right now. they break up moving toward the north and east. philadelphia possibly seeing a few spotty showers this evening. and then you see a few more through south jersey and delaware later on tonight. overnight, 78 in the city. 72 in the suburbs. tomorrow none less humid. still on the muggy side with partly sunny skies. as we take look at our seven day forecast, the heat wave rolls on to at least saturday. that would be day 11 could continue through sunday. and then monday and tuesday back in the 80s. shore temperatures well they're still quite warm with high temperatures in the upper 80s tomorrow. then mid to upper 80s right through the weekend. pack the sunscreen. i think after this, we'll see some cooler temperatures for the second half of the month. i don't think anyone will complain. >> might be right, kathy. >> you shall always wear sunscreen any way. >> i'm just giving you help tips here. >> thank you for that, howard.
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you're a full service sports guy. >> that's exactly right. eagles they made a trade today for a wide receiver they went high in the draft last year. howie roseman and sam bradford talked about the new eagle. and he's back on the field field he played for many years as phillies hear from chase utley coming up in sports. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies.
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for the first time since last july when he was traded former phillie chase utley will be playing at citizens bank pa park. and playing in dodger blue. now it's always hard for fans to accept players moving on especially when they were a big part of a winner as utley was with the phillies. now chase utley he played for parts of 13 seasons with the phillies but there is always a time in today's game when players have to move on. especially in the case of the phillies when they were trying to get younger. but fans won't forget all those good years with utley including those five playoffs even though he's in a dodgers uniform tonight. >> it's definitely different, um, for sure excited to be back. >> chase is going to keep going. he's safe at home plate! chase utley, you are the man! >> there's lot of things that run through your mind. um, but you try to chalk it up to another baseball game. obviously it's a little bit different forme because i spent
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so much time here. so many great memories here. so i'm just excited to get the game started. >> he always was. all right. today tech any klee the last day of training camp for the eagles as they head into thursday's second preseason game in pittsburgh. then the eagles go back to a regular season schedule but the news today was a trade by the eagles picking up a wide refer for a player that probably would not have made this team. eagles acquired wide receiver tour yell green beckham second round pick out of missouri only his second year. eagles sent right tackle dennis kelly to tennessee it looks like a steal for kelly but there's a reason. he has had many off field problems. >> we spent a lot of time here in the last few weeks behind the scenes doing some background work. he comes in with an opportunity. no promises have been made. and we felt comfortable this time to bring him in here and give him an opportunity to
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compete. >> quarterback sam bradford has to be happy he got another wide receiver. green beckham will not play on thursday so is there time to get him ready before the season starts? >> going to take some time. you know, i'm sure there will be extra out sessions, you know, whether that's during practice, you know, during special teams, after practice making sure that's correct you know, we're both comfortable with each other, um, but, you know, we still got few weeks before the opener and so i think that's plenty of time to get ready. >> he's a good player. but he has some issues. >> yeah. let's hope he doesn't have any here in philly. >> love laugh. >> all right. >> i'll keep an eye on him. >> do that. that will do it for us at 6:00. >> we'll see you back here at 10:00 and 11:00. have a great night. inside edition is up next.
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