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>> d afternoon, in the news a former philadelphia police veteran is going to prison his
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sentence for a deadly drunk driving accident. >> plus the prison worker accused of helping two killers escape what we learned from her court appearance this morning. >> the chance for strong storms later today. we downpours and lightning overnight. now it's muggy hazy outside as we look live from sky6 live hd in center city. more storms could fire up this afternoon. get ready. let's get the latest from karen rogers who's in for david murphy at the big board. >> reporter: hi, i told you we would be seeing a morning lull in the afternoon that's what we are in now. 82 degrees it's warm and humid right now in philadelphia. 84 in dover. 81 in allentown 80 degrees in sea isle city. i want to show you the heat indices feels like 85 in in philadelphia. feels like 92 degrees in dover
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delaware. 88 degrees in millville. 89 in wilmington, when you factor in the heat and the humidity even if you go inland along the coast seeing temperatures what it feels-like temperatures in the mid 80s. hard to find relief. storm tracker 6 live doubling scan showing not a lot happening just yet. we have strong storms through the early morning with a lot of the lightening. it looks quiet in the immediate region, you can see cells starting to pop up. showers and cells to the southwest and that's going to happen later on. we have a warm front that lifted through and now we'll see the thunderstorms and showers pop up. because it's so humid and sticky, we have a moist atmosphere we'll get good downpours, that's the greatest risk with these storms. we'll see a high risk for downpours and lightning we saw earlier. we have the potential for damaging winds that could strong up to 60 miles per hour with any one of these storms that's an issue as the storm rolls
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through. let's talk about the pools it's hot, you want to take a dip, we are expecting showers and thunderstorms. 1:00 p.m., 86 warming up quickly. high 88 degrees, i'll tell you a couple of days where you can get outside with dry conditions. >> yeah, because i'm a runner, i need to get outside. >> reporter: right. >> anytime severe weather moves in check out 6abc.com/weather you'll find the latest forecast, plus live radar a crash this morning claimed the life of a truck driver in salem county that hit a utility pole and overturned on quintin township. the victim is a 39-year-old man from glassboro. telegraph road has been closed since 7:00 a.m. it is expected to reopen soon. a former philadelphia
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police sergeant is going to prison for a deadly drunk driving accident. thomas winkus pled guilty to reckless endangerment and dui. he was off-duty what he caused the crash. he was fired from the police department and sentenced two to seven years in state prison. investigates are looking for the cause of a deadly fire in montgomery county lower salford township skippack creek road overnight. one woman was killed and four others hurt. katherine scott has been on the scene all morning long and joins us with the latest, katherine. >> reporter: sarah there were five people inside the home when the fire broke out early this morning, four people were able to escape with minor injuries, but one woman was trapped inside she did not survive. you can see a number of
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emergency vehicles on the scene here, the road is closed off. let's go to chopper 6 hd live over the 6 the -- over the scenes. this is the images of the two story home. you can see the action at the scene right now. >> this morning the montgomery coroner drove from the scene of this fire in lower salford township that claimed the life of one woman. four other adults were injured in the fast-moving blaze that started before 2:00 a.m. on the 100 block of skippack creek road. >> we arrived on scene with heavy fire showing in the rear of the structure. >> reporter: one woman was trapped upstairs in the two story home, firefighters tried to get her but the floor gave way. >> we attempted to enter the house, when the floors collapsed underneath us. >> reporter: crews needed water tankers to help fight the
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flames. 50 firefighters from nine neighboring companies assisted. the fire was placed under control at 3:40 a.m. once it was out heavy equipment was brought in, several vehicles were loaded up and towed from the scene. and back here live, you can see that the number of crews remain at the scene this morning firefighters are here again they brought in heavy equipment to shift through the rubble. investigators are working to determine the cause of that blaze. also we are hearing again that fire marshal is working to determine that no firefighters were injured when the floor collapsed. we're live in lower sal folder township. katherine scott -- salford township. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> we have a video of a beauty salon robbery the suspect went behind the counter and head a knife to the employee's held. he let the 50-year-old woman go when she opened the cash register. this happened on the 2500 block of kensington avenue.
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police are looking for the suspect and asking anyone with information to come forward. a woman charged in the elaborate prison break went back to court. she is accused of helping two killers escape. both men remain at large on day 10 of a massive manhunt. >> reporter: with her hands in cuffs and her head down joys mitchell in a prison jump suit is back in court and stood before a judge accused of smuggling contraband inside a prison and offering to drive the getaway car. the two killers richard matt and david scwet are on the run after pulling off an elaborate escape ten days ago. prosecutors revealing mitchell's interaction with matt. >> he was paying attention to her and being nice to her. >> reporter: the prison worker
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has been charged with smuggling speed bag bobbing boxing gloves and headlights into the prison. she was to meet the pair at a power plant and the three would take a seven hour drive to a wooded area. but mitchell got cold feet and backed out checking herself into a hospital instead. >> we're going to exhaust the manhunt and confirm whether or not they are still in the area. >> reporter: and governor cuomo said finding the two killers is still the priority, but he wants answers and calling for a full investigation. from new york, elizabeth hur channel 6 "action news." >> two pennsylvania state troopers are recovering from injuries they suffered in a high-speed chase. an armed robbery suspect led police on a pursuit 422
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eastbound into recognizer folder. he eventually rammed his vehicle into the state troopers patrol car. the suspect 35-year-old daniel vazquez was taken into custody at the scene. he sphailses a long list of charges. >> a -- he faces a long list of charges. >> a philadelphia man arrested for stabbing another man over the weekend is in court. tyrone lester is accused of slashing miguel feliciano last night. the motive for the attack not clear. crews are back at the scene of the massive water main break in west philadelphia. tens of thousands of gallon of water filled the 500 block of north 52nd street. authorities say it will take a few more days to get the railroad reopened. jon runyan will have the latest in a live report in the next
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half-hour. >> still to come on "action news" at noon, double shark attacks have a beach town on edge, we have the latest on the young victims in north carolina. >> a new twist in this home invasion, police say the mastermind was the homeowner's son. the surprising update at 1:30. >> meteorologist karen rogers will have the seven-day forecast when "action news" at noon comes right back. woman: i was tired of my chronic constipation and the way it made me feel the discomfort the bloating
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the straining. i'd just felt this way for too long. so i finally talked to my doctor about my symptoms. i'd tried laxatives before. he prescribed amitiza (lubiprostone) for my chronic constipation. it works differently than laxatives. man: amitiza is clinically shown to help relieve common symptoms like bloating abdominal discomfort hard stools, and straining and help people with chronic constipation go more often. don't take amitiza, if you have a bowel blockage or severe diarrhea. tell your doctor, if your nausea or diarrhea, becomes severe, or if you experience chest tightness or shortness of breath. the most common side effects are nausea diarrhea, and headache. woman: amitiza helped me find relief from my chronic constipation. ask your doctor if amitiza is right for you.
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>> developing news right now the president of spokane naacp has resign amid the storm. controversy swirling around her rachel dolezal is stepping aside just coming out moments ago. rachel dolezal was said to have been african-american her family in montana said she grew up blonde hair and blue eyed. her family said she was living a lie. >> she was misrepresenting herself. we were aware of that, but we did not pursue exposing her, it was after the press came that we were willing to answer this their questions. rachel has been estranged from her family for years she does consider herself to be a
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black woman and has adopted brothers who are black as well. >> two young people recovering from shark attacks along north carolina. a girl was attack on oak island. less than two hours later a shark bit a 16-year-old boy two miles down the beach. it is unclear if it is the same shark. both victims lost limbs and remain hospitalize the following surgery. we'll have a full report at 12:30. u.s. officials say they killed an al qaeda leader during the a strike this morning. al qaeda is claiming else still alive. it killed three marriages and other hostages at a gas plant in algeria. it is likely that he died in airstrikes in eastern libya. the men were linked to the attack on the u.s. consulate in
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benghazi in 2012. >> nearly 200 passengers trying to fly from chicago to london were diverted and stranded for 12 hours. during the flight they felt a vibration and turned around and landed at a remote military base in canada. they stayed in a barracks, unheated. they were taken to newark and flown to london. jeb will announce his bid for president. the former governor is expected to speak at miami dade this afternoon. the 62-year-old is making an effort to set himself apart from his brother and father with a campaign logo that uses only his first name. he is one of 12 candidates vying for the gop nom -- nomination.
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>> two major retailers are joining forces. the deal between target and cvs and how it may affect your pharmacy. that when "action news" comes right back.
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there's something out there. it's a highly contagious disease. it can be especially serious- even fatal to infants. unfortunately, many people who spread it may not know they have it. it's called whooping cough. and the cdc recommends everyone, including those around babies, make sure their whooping cough vaccination is up to date. understand the danger your new grandchild
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faces. talk to your doctor or pharmacist about you and your family getting a whooping cough vaccination today. >> target is planning to sell its pharmacies to cvs in a deal worth 1.9 billion dollars. they would be rebranded as cvs. it would allow cvs health to
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expand into new markets. cvs will offer positions to the 14 house pharmacists working for target. they expect the deal to be finalized by the end of the year. >> "healthcheck" this noon, a new review found older women should be screened for cervical cancer. a report calls for screening to be extended past age 65. orderly women account for 20% of new cases every year and many deaths could be prevented through expanded screening. more patients are making repeated visits to the emergency room for the same complaint. a new study shows is they return in three days. researchers believe the patients are winding up back in hospitals because they are not following up with their primary doctors for continued care. >> the "action news" steam is
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working on stories for tomorrow e -- for tonight beginning at 4:00 p.m. >> >> reporter: a pennsylvania woman said she was fired for her job for taking a life save be test. they dropped in from the ceiling and stole everything they can and tried to steal everything with fire. the cameras did not burn we'll have more on the video at 4:00. can you melt away the double which i know with a needle? it's now a reality for patients in our area are we go along as a local woman has it done. don't forego take it with you if you don't have the free 6abc newscast download it for on smart phone or tablet. an unbelievable story about a 17-year-old kid what he tried
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to pull off at his parents house,. >> thanks ray leash i can't. >> reporter: the accuweather forecast coming up when we come right back.
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it was a feature but a step back in time at this high school graduation ceremony. this is george washington high's 50th commencement. some of the graduates from 1965 walked down the aisle with today's student. present on hand to celebrate the union of past and present at george washington high school. >> good thing they had it this morning. because we had rain later. >> reporter: we had rain this morning and they snuck it in there. storm tracker 6 live double scan live around the region, looks like we're dry i've been watching closely we can see the
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cells forming around seaside heights, be careful if you're heading out in that area, if you're about to hit the beach i could start this in motion. double scan we can see the storms start to form that's what we're watching right now. looks like it will hit south of seaside heights. almost at the garden state parkway and north in belmawr we have the storms, as well. let's go outside and show you what it looks like right now hey the action cam was out in germantown, isn't that biewmple, these are -- beautiful these are sarah's lilies she's been growing and gardening out there. they are gorgeous. unfortunately the humidity against a seven-debris dewpoint, so it's saturated. the wind out of the west at 9 the barometer holding steady. satellite and radar showing the motion of the storms that moved through this morning stuck in the clouds we're seeing showers pop up to the west, that's the way it will be in the afternoon.
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here's a look at future tracker # showing us now -- future tracker 6 showing us now we'll advance to the north an western suburbs, we might see something popping here and there, this is a little overplayed at # coal -- 2:30. not everybody will see them, but be prepared for em this because they will be heavy hitters. drive driving home you'lling dealing -- you'll be dealing with these. it wakessens in the overnight hours, but we have the probability for severe weather. the storm prediction center said we're at rick for gusty winds up to 60 miles per hour. if you look at the later temperatures 3:00 p.m. 87. high 88 at 5:00 p.m. we'll see the scattered storms here and there. 7:00 p.m. a scattered storm in
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place, 9:00 p.m. 81 degrees, it will be drier then. along the beach line, clouds and sunshine. watch for the thunderstorms developing at any point. temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. ocean city and cape may, 82 for the high temperatures sitting on the beach down in rehoboth beach. tropical satellite showing this is getting organized we're watching this area of low pressure blossom and take shape. looks like the redness of this could be impacting us for the reeked. that's something we're watching in the coming days, a lot of going on with the weather humid with thunderstorms gusty thunderstorms at that. 88 for the high, tomorrow clouds and sun chance of strong storms in the northwest. wednesday i'm giving you a break, less humid and dry 86. thursday, showers and thunderstorms in the morning and late in the day. friday another break 87. looks like the showers and
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thunderstorms come back on saturday depending on the tropical moist. sunday summer arrives and we celebrate dad 90. >> celebrate dad. >> reporter: you detective it. >> leave my kids home. >> official performances in the lineup at musikfest, did durand, durand will play they played 15 years ago when they rocked a sold-out crowd in 2000. tickets for the sale go on sale tomorrow. there's much more ahead on "action news" at noon, a voting overhaul in the garden state. it could mean higher turnout come election day.
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>> a swat raid in philadelphia. now officials have named the target of a $300,000 fraud investigation. those stories and more next.
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>> hello again here some of the stories we're following for you on "action news" at 12:30 the cleanup continues in west philadelphia after a massive water main break flooded an entire block. plus the search is on for a gunman in delaware after a
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late-night shooting turned deadly in wilmington. and concerns over dangers in the water off the coast of north carolina, the shark or sharks officials are looking for this afternoon after two teenagers were attacked in the ocean over the weekend. >> in other details on that massive cleanup effort underway, after a water main break flooded an entire block. the 3-foot water main break at 52 and wymissing. the street and several cars were under water and residents forced to evacuate. john rawlins live at the scene with the latest on the cleanup that's going on this afternoon. john. >> reporter: rick, if history is any guide this cleanup will go on for days and weeks as people make claims against the city. as far as water department's concern what caused the break that's been under the street store a long long time.

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