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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon, we begin
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this noon with breaking news nearly 2000 customers are without power in south philadelphia. >> a worker suffered an electrical shock this morning. he was injured here at woodland just before 11:00. and over 1,000 customers and traffic lights will remain without electricity until investigators are figure out what happened. investigators are trying to figure out what cause aid fire that spread to at least six row homes in reading. it spread to six alarms where houses once stood in east laurel street. walter perez is live with a look at the damage. >> hi sarah here is a live look at the scene and the firefighters are still here put out spot spots. it started in this row home and
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the steep incline and the fact that there are no fire hydrants on this block made it hard to put out the fire. the call came in at 7:30 this morning, fire crews arrived to find the middle section of these row homes engulfed in flames the people who lived here already evacuated and they could only watch as their homes were destroyed or damaged. one resident was hospitalized after suffering an asthma attack and there are at least 20 people homeless. >> there was nobody trapped inside. it was believed that one of the children from the home was still there, and didn't leave for school yet and is he accounted for. he is safe at school. >> now the red cross is here helping victims and so far no word on how this started. reporting live from reading,
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channel 6 "action news." >> charges are filed after a 2-year-old boy managed to climb on to a roof by himself. police say he was left home alone in the frankford section of philadelphia. katherine scott is outside now with an update. >> that is right rick, police say the toddler and another little boy was left home alone while their mothers were next door. the charges are filed against the mother of recklessly en endangering the life of another person. this shows the boy in his diaper walking around the sloped roof and the toddler climbed through the window of the 4700 block of leaper street monday afternoon. >> heard the man outside yelling stay back and i come outside and i look and there is a baby on
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the roof. >> frightened neighbors were yelling for him not to move. the baby was reaching out for the ladder that was the scariest part about it him reach ougt to it and everybody thinking he was going to fall. >> a first responder reached through the open window and pulled him inside. the boy and another toddler was left home alone and while they were next door, both were handcuffed and taken in for questioning. >> both of the mothers have been charged and the children were taken to saint christopher's hospital to be evaluated. >> okay katherine thank you. turning now to accuweather another warm may day, showers are possible throughout the afternoon. sky 6 hd looking live from our temple university camera getting cloudy after a sunny morning. lets check in with meteorologist, david murphy over at the big board.
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it's warm, and we are on the lookout for precipitation, and as we look out to the west in harrisburg tlrk are showers beginning to show up on stormtracker 6 live double scan and as we take a look at the wide view, you can see even more by cleveland and detroit. there is this little cell grouping in the center of the state that is moving in our direction. as we go later into the afternoon we are looking at a series of pulses of energy coming through and in the evening the best chance of seeing something but we can't totally rule things out. another thing is the cloud cover as sara mentioned. the clouds have started to mix a little bit these are thin enough to allow sunshine in and cloudier than it was earlier. temperatures are zooming again for the second straight day even up in allentown you are up at 76 80 in millville and 77 down at the shore and of course these numbers aren't done we'll
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continue to see them rise over the next several hours later this afternoon in philadelphia we expect a high of 85 degrees well above the high of 71. and tonight's low 61 well above average. we'll have more on the storms with future tracker 6 coming up in a bit. the pollen count is medium high and if you have allergies keep your medications handy. if you suffer from asthma we don't have a code orange ozone action day but we have moderate air pollution and you may want to take it easy and not do any walking for long periods of time outdoors. sara future tracker 6 with today's storms and a change in the forecast tomorrow all ahead in the accuweather forecast. >> we don't want a change david. >> most don't. >> thank you. storms and showers pop up this
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season remember to check get the updated forecast weather warnings and live storm tracker 6 radar. today isis claimed responsibility for a weekend ambush in texas. now the group is vowing to launch more similar attacks in the future. marcy gonzales is following the developments and is live from new york. >> reporter: rick the fbi has not confirmed the terror groups involvement but isis called the two men soldiers and said worse attacks are yet to come. >> isis claiming responsibility for the failed attack in texas. the terror group saying they were behind the plan to ambush the controversial event of cartoonist drawings of muhammad. they call it a anti-muslim hate groom of group. >> we are here for freedom
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everything else is smear. >> one of the two suspects after shooting and injuring an unarmed security guard was on the fbi's radar, he wrote soon you won't be able to live in america as a muslim. a twitter message obtained by the fbi he tweetded time is short and wrote of the upcoming event in dallas saying when will they ever learn. the mother of the other suspect believes he was influenced by simpson who was his roommate in phoenix. >> they were looking at sites on the internet that were promoting use. >> simpson is charged in the 2010 terror investigate and he was on the no fly list but he planned to travel to syria to join isis last month. his journey was halted when the
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fbi arrested some people in his inner circle. >> simpson's father tells abc news that he made a bad choice saying we are americans and we believe in america. rick back to you. >> thank you marcy. secretary of state john kerry made a surprise visit to somalia today a show of support for the country's fight against terrorism. he touched down and when into meetings with the president and prime minister and discussed the battle against al-shabab, a dangerous group of militants allied with isis. mike huckabee entered the presidential arrest he made the announcement in hope, arkansas he claims he can knock off hillary clinton the frontrunner for the democratic nomination and he ran for president in 2008 and five other republicans are seeking the gop nomination, the
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democratic candidates vying to be philadelphia next mayor will gather for a live debate here on 6 abc, we are streaming it live at, and he want you to join the action by sending us the questions you want answered. email us at you can also use the social media hashtag #6abcaction, or use the form on our website at still to come on "action news" at noon a father-son road trip ends with a rescue, the lucky break that saved a heart attack victim on the side of the highway. and a police officer is suing starbucks over hot coffee what he is claiming in his new lawsuit. and david murphy is back with a closer look at your seven-day forecast when "action news" at noon continues in just a moment.
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teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them. police say a man stopped a violent carjacking in a grocery store parking lot and a man tried to steal a woman's suv and the bystander tried to protect the opener and when the suspect lunged at him he opened fire. >> i had a conceal-carry and i pointed the gun at him and he came out of the car and tried to
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grab the gun from me and i shot him. >> the family is calling him a defenseless victim and police say he had every right to use his concealed weapon because he felt lives were in danger. patrick rock was taking his son to buy a car for his 16th birthday and dash-cam shows think of car comes to a stop after having seizures behind the wheel, his teenager's son pulled the car in park and a state trooper was behind them luckily and pulled him out of the vehicle and began cpr and a nurse passing by game to their aid and then after hospital treatment, york is on a slow but steady road to recovery. a north carolina police officer is making headlines for his lawsuit against starbucks,
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lieutenant matthew core is suing because he got a free cup of coffee and it collapsed on his leg he argues he should be compensated for burns and blisters. starbuck says that they cannot comment but the safety of customers are a prirtd. a mystery lotto winner is no customer at all. he is an undercover player the clerk failed giving him $75 but the bigger fail came when the store released the video weeks later attempting to find the man supposedly cheated out of the winnings instead they unintentionally blew their cover. the store insists that the smaller payout is a small
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mistake and they are not so sure. the victims of a fire escape is on camera after the death of a brother, pointing fingers saying his death could be prevented. >> i'm wendy saltzman, the victims are telling us their story and says the death of albert su is the lack of inspection laws in philadelphia. >> i lost my brother. >> we are asking why they have not updated the code to prevent another catastrophic collapse. >> why has more not been done. >> my arms when over my head and i went down so quickly. >> we are pressing for answers on what is being done to make sure you are safe. only on "action news" at 11:00. still ahead at noon another
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major restaurant chain announces a menu chain the items being removed from pinera's kitchen.
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another restaurant chain is removing menu items from their kitchen. they are removing preservatives and enhancers in the next year, other restaurants have announced similar moves it's because of a
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growing customer demand for transparency and natural ingredients. in honor of cinco de mayo, businesses are giving away deals. applebees has $4 margaritas, chilis is giving away free appetizer and kids meals and taco bell offered free biscuits until 11:00 this morning. health check this noon a $30 million concussion study is underway in california today. ucla researchers are tracking players with sensors in their helmets that could sense every hit. the study will continue for the next three seasons at the end researchers hope to determine which type of hits determine the highest risk for concussion and how injured players should be treated. a buck county gym class is raising money for the american
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heart association, in bensalem they tested their skills at double dutch for the heart program and their goal is to bring in $4000 and the event has been around for 30 years and it has helped to reduce deaths from heart disease and encouraging children to stay active. "action news" is working on news stories beginning at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live with a preview. coming up today at 4:00, a special report of drinking bone broth, the health benefits and a stunning sight on the tennessee highway after a suv gets wedged between two tractor trailers, how the driver survived with nothing more than a small burn from his airbag and his wife saw the video before she saw her husband alive. and ryan gosling finally items his cereal why that was a touching twib out to a stranger
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out in front of the art museum at 8:39 this morning you would have seen blue skies but the clouds have got enthicker. the temperature is 76 degrees, feeling pretty good out of doors, the winds out of the southwest at 5 miles per hour and the dew point in the mid-50s and not all that humid i was thinking it might tic up over the next couple of hours right now we are doing okay. 76 in allentown and 78 in wilmington and 80 in reading and 77 in trenton and 75 in sea isle city. and 83 degrees inland. the wins are not all that strong and expected to be less than yesterday, running 6 to 12 miles per hour at their worst right now we are not even that high in some neighborhoods the clouds stay more or less prominent, and there is a chance of a scattered shower or even a thunderstorm popping in a couple of neighborhoods. later on tonight there is a
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better chance that some of this stuff comes in and the model has one out to the west of wilmington and we get up to 10:00 or 11:00 tonight. it may be falling apart. on the roads or walking the dog i wa encourage you to tune in no adam joseph at 10:00 or cecily tynan at 11:00. this dies down in the overnight hours and we are cloudy and unsettled after that. sun and clouds in the lehigh valley and a shower or storm could not be ruled out the chances are good that at any given point you stay dry because the stuff does not hit anywhere the shore sun and clouds and a shower or storm is not outst question this afternoon or this evening. 76 is the high. philadelphia getting up to 85 for the second straight day, a mix of sun and clouds and spotdy shower is not out of the question. and overnight tonight we stay mild, 10 degrees above average
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with the low of 61 messedly cloudy and in the evening, on future tracker 6 a shower or thunderstorm is possible. for the evening commute, mild conditions 85 is your high at 4:00 and 75 at 7:00 and if you hit the spotty shower, you slow it down and take it easy. your seven day from accuweather tomorrow with the front sliding to the south of us we are cooler 74, and north spotty shower and mainly dry, the same front moves back to the north the warm air below it starts to affect us again we are back to 80, and dad vail regatta looking good and mothers day is the day we may introduce the idea of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. >> all right. thanks david. >> i'm taking my mom swimming. thanks david. there is more ahead on "action news" at noon. new at 12:30 a suspected shrub
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thief is arrested. the man in custody after this crime was caught on camera. trouble for the new jersey theme park, the plan to boost solar and guy, has some environmental groups taking legal action. every month, mr. johnson goes to the drugstore and connects with a pharmacist to renew his arthritis medication. which means he can keep up with his granddaughter at her wedding. when older pennsylvanians make the
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meteorologist, david murphy. >> here are the stories we are following for you at 12:30 police in camden county have launch aid new push to find a suspect one month after a deadly hit and run. and a dover police officer faces assault charges after a second grand jury reviewed his case and -- >> i announce that i am a candidate for president of the united states of america! >> another big name enters the race for the white house what mike huckabee announcement means for the gop. and the deadly hit and run that has police asking for your help. police hope that someone will remember something to help them crack the case. david henry is live in audubon with more. >> rick, it happens right here on a dark and rainy night police say they got a call from someone reporting that a man was


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