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>> good morning, it is 5:00 a.m. on this friday, june 19 here's what's happening. >> memories continue to grow as the nation comes to grips with the horrific attack at a south carolina church. >> firefighters battle a house fire in philadelphia overnight. >> everybody in the pool, today marks the start of the summer swimming season in the city of philadelphia. >> that looks like fun, looks like summer, but doesn't look like you would do it right now with all the rain outside. >> reporter: no, but i'm so excited about the thought of it. we have problems with storm
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tracker 6 live double scan. the worst of it is pushing off the coastline. if you're in atlantic city you're getting hit with this, surf city, heavy rain. it tore through the philadelphia area, we have water on the roads. in its wake in allentown in reading a shower not a big deal, the heavy hitter is pushing off the coastline. satellite and radar showing us how the rain moved through. beyond it we have spotty showers, it's going to be a day where you could see a shower or thunderstorm at any point. 70 degrees for the temperature. much of the day is going to be dry. 69 in allentown, 70 in millville. it's warmer today than yesterday. visibility has improved greatly. 4-mile in atlantic city. half mile in reading. earlier i was looking at this we were there's e less than a mile in several places. we'll see clouds and sunshine. more sunshine this afternoon. we're watching for a shower or thunderstorm at any point although much of the day is dry. warmer than yesterday yesterday
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we were 73, today above average. 87. >> reporter: it was kind of refreshing yesterday. >> reporter: you liked it? >> reporter: i like it but kind of dreary, good morning everybody, looking at i-95 the construction crews are picking up their cones north of the betsy ross bridge. overnight work is out of the way, all lanes back in business on 676. there's a crash to avoid in montgomeryville right by the planet fitness and the home depot close to 309. construction on northeast extension southbound side by the lehigh valley interchange, the left lane is out of commission. in vineland there's overnight construction by 55 taking out a lane for the next hour. we had a water main break at
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2nd street 49 main street. they patched it, so everything is reopened in millville as we kick this off on friday morning. >> the 21-year-old man accused of carrying out the deadly church mass occur in north carolina is set to be in court today. dylann roof was trapped in a traffic stop yesterday morning. he wairveld -- waived extradition and flown back to south carolina. he murdered nine people including the pastor, the family of the pastor said the killer clearly had intent. >> he asked the pastor, he sat next to my cousin reverend clemente pinkney throughout the entire bible study. >> friends of roof said he commonly spewed hatred toward
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black people. >> if you're not safe at church where are you safe. that's the question being asked around the country including right here, katherine scott is live on how local churches are increasing security. good morning katherine. >> reporter: security is a challenge with churches. they want new faces to come in, they want new members but there's a danger associated with that. there are churches like this one in west philadelphia in recent years put security measures in place, some are noticeable, some are behind the scenes. at west philadelphia calvary baptist church thousands come through the door each month. >> we must open the door and accept people in, the difficulty is that some of the some people because of their desperation and strange belief systems may come to do harm. >> reporter: the pastor said
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having security is part of today 's reality even in a house of worship. in recent years they drastically enhanced security measures. >> we have rotating security, not only do we have rotating security, but we have people who are trained in security systems. >> reporter: surveillance cameras are posted around the building. trained staff members or volunteers many who have military background work in law enforce. >> the concept is to get new faces to come in, which is why there's a difference how you would secure a building or business in how you would secure a church. you might be sitting next to security and might not know it. church leaders say it's difficult to eliminate the risk entirely, but being aware can make all the difference. live in west philadelphia. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you to that, katherine. our coverage of the deadly church shooting continues at 6abc.com, you'll find the latest
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info on the case and the collection of photos and reaction. >> new this morning investigators are looking for the cause of a stubborn house fire in philadelphia. crews were called to the 5600 block of lloyd street in the city's germantown section at 1:00 a.m. they had to cut open the windows to get inside the house once inside they found the house filled with debris. it took firefighters 45 minutes to get the fire under control. no word if anyone was hurt. philadelphia city council passed an assortment of new taxes that will raise money fore the school district. they will get $70 million a year. property taxes will go up 4.5%. the other than of a 150,000-dollar home will see the taxes go up $72 a year. they will use it to close $85 billion budget deficit.
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from our delaware newsroom, governor jack markell legalized carrying small amounts of marijuana. up to an ounce will be a civil offense. current penalties are up to 6 months in jail with a fine of $1,550. free library is easting a job fair in northeast philadelphia 2228 cottman avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this is the second in a series of upcoming job fairs taking place throughout the city. >> school is out summer starts sunday and pools are opening. the department of passion and recreation officially open the pools and spraygrounds. public schools hours are from
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7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. monday through friday and on the weekends. >> pool time will be hit or miss today. >> reporter: most of the day will be dry, but you have to watch for shower or thunderstorm. saturday most of the day dry j you say a shower or thunderstorm. you have to have the storm tracker 6 live app in the your hand. let's take a look right now at storm tracker 6 live double scan, we can see heavy rain moving through, this is the rain that came through philadelphia, we now see it off the coastline not in reading and allentown it's just in shower. it's pushing off the coast as we speak. atlantic city has just moved through, as well as surf city, you have showers there right now. looking better than a couple of hours ago that's for sure. let's go outside and see when it looks like it's wet at philadelphia international. we have fog reducing visibility in areas that's improved, as well. things were the worst in the overnight hours. 70 degrees, the dewpoint, 67. the winds out of the west at 3 the barometer is falling.
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it's just in the upper 60s in the lehigh valley. 69 in wilmington. 71 in dover 68 degrees on the boards in ac this morning. satellite and radar showing that rain moved through in the early morning hours and now we've got some showers out to the west, it's not as bad, at any points today we'll see a shower or thunderstorm popping up. we're staying unsettled because the actual front is back hear, it's going to sweep through and make a change in the weather. you want to be prepared for that. as we look at future tracker not looking terribly wet. lots of clouds, showers around, thunderstorm pop up. around 3:00 p.m. same situation. much area is dry maybe a shower or thunderstorm popping up. just unsettled enough it keeps you on edge. if you're outside you have to keep an eye on the weather. at 6:30 biel see breaks in the clouds and shower or two pushing out of here. we're watching the remnants of
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tropical storm bill coming through the area. the heaviest rain would be north and west of the city, but we're getting tropical moisture with the humidity we could get real downpours on sunday. that could affect the gary pappa run, very humid and downpour at any point. looks like the best chance would be saturday night into the first half of sunday. 7:00 a.m., we expect it to be 74. 10:00 a.m. 78 degrees, here's a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast warmer with a shower or thunderstorm at any point but much of the day is dry. 87 is the high. tomorrow we start off with partly sunny skies we see the clouds increase. overall it's mostly cloudy, most of the day is dry, 83 with a chance for a shower late in the day. saturday night into sunday, that's when the downpours come. sunday we could see sunshine the second half, 89 is the high, monday, hot and sunny 90. tuesday a spotty thunderstorm 87. wednesday partly sunny skies and
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83. of and thursday clouds and sun 83. so after all the rain we get into a more quiet weather pattern as we are in for next week. for now we'll watch for a shower popping up here or there. the heaviest rain moved through early. >> there's more news coming up you didn't see last night. the slow-moving remnants of tropical storm bill drenched the heartland with record rain. a bridge collapses sending three construction workers to the hospital. >> reporter: it's a little bit damp, but not a bad start in lionville. new traffic patterns elsewhere in chester county coming to 422. we'll talk about that after the break. >> a university out west things it has a solution for people walking around all the time doing this. that's later in the morning
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good morning everyone, 5:14 friday, if you live along the jersey shore particularly atlantic city, we had strong storms moving through, clearing out, getting up to 88 today. >> let's head over to matt pellman to look at traffic. >> reporter: heading down the shore to celebrate father's day with dad on sunday, looks like it will be fun with the remnants of bill. let's head to the burbs on friday morning. construction on the ramp i-95 to the ramp to the blue route they did this one night and they
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worked last night and closed the ramp again everything is open now, and everything in delaware county is starting to dry out. phoenixville chester county, nut road at gay street. no issues on 422 at oaks and trooper road. pottstown, changes coming this weekend. they will work from 7:00 p.m. tonight into tomorrow evening to shift eastbound traffic on 422 over on to the new bridge over the schuylkill river. they are saying while they do that you could see slow downs but after that you'll be rolling on the new bridge. that's not the end of the construction there's plenty to come on 422 in pottstown. crash in montgomeryville horsham road has cleared out. new second street ashbourne road is closed until 6:00 p.m. time for the commuter report brought to you by the
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waze app him we're seeing foggy weather along i-95 in south philadelphia and damp conditions across the board. tam. >> thank you matt. the remnants of tropical storm bill folk -- focused most of the fury in oklahoma and arkansas. yesterday in oklahoma rescue crews recovered the body of 2-year-old boy swept away from the floodwaters. an 80-year-old woman was found dead in her car. missouri illinois and indiana could be met with the same stormy weather. happening today prosecutors in the colorado movie theater shooting trial are set to wrap up their indicates. prosecutors say they will call ashlee mozzer to the stand. of she was paralyzed and she had a miscarriage and her daughter
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was killed. holmes was pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. cole hamels will miss his start when the team hosts the cardinal's. he is dealing with a hamstring strain you strain, the phillies won! ryan howard helped them snap a nine-game losing streak. it was the first victory since june 7. former sixer alan iverson for a pep rally. they have new uniforms with stars and stripes along the side. i don't know that it will make them play better, but they will be new. >> fcc is cracking down on unwanted robo calls. pope francis is trying to
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save the world from environmental calamity. >> reporter: the heavy rain is pushing off the coast in surf city and atlantic city but not entirely out of the woods just yet. details coming up.
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>> three construction workers in upstate pennsylvania were hurt when the bridge they were working on collapsed. surveillance camera captured the moment it came touching down. one worker was underneath the bridge. two others were on top of the principling bridge and they suffered bumps and bruises as they slid down the deck into a backhoe. >> reporter: i plan to be asleep tomorrow morning so i want to warn you of some of the things you should avoid if you're heading out. this is the schuylkill expressway at university avenue. they are closing the university avenue draw bridge for maintenance from 7 to 3:00 p.m. stick with the schuylkill or use woodland avenue. mass transit is good, you'll see seven bus detours away from manayunk because of the arts festival. we have a helicopter lift,
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construction going on at city hall. 12 different bus routes detoured from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. most of the day is dry but we could see a shower at any point. 70 degrees right now. let's check the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast warm again, 87 for your high getting things back, even above average with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm at any point. tomorrow we start with partly sunny skies. overall i'll call it mostly cloudy, high of 83 a chance for a shower later in the day. sunday is a mess, saturday night into sunday we get tropical downpours, be careful of that, don't drive through it i guess it's tricky to run through it, too. 89 degrees is the high. the best way to improve cost for medicare patients is a
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simple knock of the door. they saved $25 million. providers caught more problems more quickly especially in chronic patient with multiple health issues, offering care before they turned into hospital stays. fasting may be a quick fix for cutting disease lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer and diabetes could come in the end. the participants ate cutting back half or two-thirds, they were monitored and their diets were controlled and nutritionally balanced. there will be more research done to assess the long term benefits. regulators want to protect you from unwanted calls and texts you don't know. >> reporter: taking on the phone abuse. >> fcc is giving phone
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companies more latitude to stop unwanted phone calls and spam text messages. >> reporter: martha stewart may be selling her iconic brand. she is close to a deal with a licensing firm. the drove stock prices up with martha stewart worth $365 million. mcdonald's is expanding it's all day breakfast text being offered in san diego since april. starting sunday, all breakfasts will be offered in mississippi and next month nashville. >> it's going to the south. >> >> reporter: that's malarkey's money. >> a college plans to prevert walking while texting run-ins. coal -- dolce and gabbana
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pope francis said we should work to reduce climate change before it's too late. in his message he sought to recast it in moral terms while taking aim at big business and climate doubters. washington has called for action sometimes more shrugs, then amen but u.n. president thanks
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the pope for taking a stand. the pope is heading philadelphia and brian taff is heading to rome. you can get more information by following 6abc pope. we do it all the time, walking around, rather than trying to stop the habit a college out west is embracing. these are three lanes for the people at the staircase one is a walking lane, one for running and for people who like to climb the stairs and text at the same time. the idea is to prevent all these people from running into each other, it has gotten viral attention. utah valley didn't do it to improve safety wanted to engage
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students and liven up the campus, there you have it. >> reporter: i can hear it at the university. we're hearing about the man suspected of killing nine people at the church in south carolina we're hearing from the observant driver who helped track him down. >> a water main breaks at a philadelphia shopping center. we'll be right back.
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>> developing right now suspected church shooter dylann roof is back in court to face a judge. >> cleanup continues after a water main break left a philadelphia shopping center parking lot looking like a lake. >> a former beatle will be at firefly festival tonight and it will impact traffic. >> good morning, david murphy is off, karen rogers is here to tell us about the rain and matt pellman is here to tell us about the traffic. good morning. >> reporter: the heavy rain we had is off

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