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are off. a local boy scout chapter votes to allow openly gay members and employees. but the big story on "action news" is dylann roof awaiting a bond hearing in charleston, south carolina, the accused gunman is due in court at 2:00 p.m. plus police say that roof has already confessed. marcy gonzales is live in charleston with the full you story. >> reporter: hi matt that hearing is about to start in two hours the suspect was brought back here in south carolina last night now charged with nine counts of murder. smiling and smurking before the cameras but dylann roof is talking to police, confessing to shooting and killing nine people in charleston wednesday night this posted by one of the victims show roof during the hour that roof spent with the
group studying the bible before starting his rampage. >> when they were getting ready to dismiss that he -- he started shooting. >> the 21-year-old is an extreme racist who advocated for segregation and plotted this attack for six months. after nearly 14 hours on the run roof was arrested yesterday in north carolina following a tip from this woman who spotted him on the road and recognized him from surveillance images. >> i didn't want to believe that that he would be up here and i seen his head and the haircut. >> they rallied now around the families of the six men and women killed. among the victims, reverend taiwanywanza singleton.
>> love is stronger than hate and we love the way my mom would and today people are gathered here outside of the church among those very you out spoken in her grief is south carolina's governor nicky haley who is calling for the death penalty in this case. matt back to you. >> thank you marcy. head to 6abc.com to learn more about the victims of the south carolina church massacre and we'll post any breaking updates on the investigation throughout the day. we are following breaking news two workers were shocked in south philadelphia it happened along the 2200 block of fitzwater street they were working on a rooftop and power lines had arced shocking the to men and both were taken to the hospital. we are working to find out their conditions and peco has a crew on the scene and there are power
outage as a result of the accident. the cleanup continues at the scene of a huge water main break at a shopping center in the city's hunting park section, the main ruptured yesterday afternoon and continued to gush for two hours it evacuateded businesses including planet fitness, dollar general and shop-rite. the supermarket reopened but other stores may be closed for days or even weeks. sharrie williams will have a live update at 12:30? we are seeing the sun but could be in for a stormy weekend, plenty of folks are making a trip to the jersey shore in communities like cape may where we are looking at right now people have the umbrellas set up as we speak it's father's day weekend and unfortunately it doesn't look good for dad's golf outing particularly if it is on sunday morning. melissa magee is filling in for
david and has the accuweather preview. >> reporter: we have a 50/50 weekend on the way and it doesn't look to be the bright of the for dad come father's day, but currently outside in philadelphia it's actually 17 degrees warmer in the city than the same time yesterday. 83 in philadelphia and 80 in reading, along the coast in beach haven 83 and dover is coming in at 81 so the dew point is high, this is the level of the moisture in the atmosphere, any time you have due partnerships in the 60s to lower 70s, it's humid to nearly oppressive overhead. we'll show you the friday get away if you are out and about the city, shore and poconos we have you covered. the high temperature in the city 87 and at the shore an afternoon shower is likely a high temperature coming in at 84 nice in the poconos and turning less humid with a high temperature of 76 here is stormtracker 6 live double scan 3-d, we are tracking changes just in time for the weekend,
you can see a lot of moisture in the ohio valley pressing into st. louis this is bill's moisture still a tropical depression, making its way eastward in time for the weekend. we'll talk about what is ahead, a warmer afternoon today in comparison to yesterday bit of a 50/50 submit on the way and it looks to be dreary for dad come father's day we'll talk about the details and let you know how much moisture and rain we have on the way the details are coming up with the full andac accuweather forecast. part of his house collapsed while he was sleeping and katherine scott spoke to him this morning. >> neighbors said it sounded like thunder and they saw the man living here in his yard as he looks at the damage he should
feel lucky to be alive and he is daef stated that the home he lived in for 47 years has to be torn down. >> i can't imagine living anywhere else, what is michael james's home for 50 years is collapsed. he was lying in his bedroom and heart creaking and sawdust and covered his head with his hands. i was able to roll over to the left and kept rolling and rolling and as i was going out the side of the house the beam swept me on the side of the head. >> when he came to he was in his yard piles of rubble and remnants of his home row remained intact. howard refused to go to the hospital. >> howard says it was a lower
collapse last friday he went to lni this weekend to get a permit to make repairs, he admits he was warned not to stay here but never imagined this. >> the guys came out and talked to me and helped me they did their jobs. >> howard thinks the rain overnight loosened the bricks on the side wall. >> he was a tailor all of his life and wanted to go in to get his sewing machine but they said it's just not safe. >> i'm alive and that is what counts the most. >> howard can't return home, so at this point he will stay with family while he figured out his next step. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> the founder of philadelphia based comcast corporation has died. ralph ralph roberts died of natural
causes comcast called roberts a visionary businessman and philanthropist and wonderful human being. ralph roberts was 95 years old. the local boy scout chapter voted to allow gay leaders and employees. the national boy scout organization previously adopted the same policy this is the first time the local chapter formerly aapproved it. the philadelphia school district out sourced substitute teaching jobs they voted to approve the plan and the company in cherry hill new jersey will recute and hire and manage subs in the district. class roms were without regular subs so other teachers were forced to fill in. a lunch reception will take
place in new jersey governor chris christie in a few minutes and former pennsylvania senator, rick santorum hosted a breakfast this morning. it's part of the republican leadership conference. >> the first bands at the firefly festival begin to perform any moment now, the four day music festival is taking over in dover. sir paul mccartney is tonight's headliner. organizers expect some 90000 people to attend. the music is on rain or shine. wild fires are burning up the west coast and firefighters worry this is a bad omen for the season to come. but first a female executive of a japanese automaker is accused of taking something from overseas that should not have been in her possession.
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officials feel this means an early start to what could be a destructive season. the two killers that escaped prison are added to the u.s. marshals list of most wanted fugitives. it's 14 days since david sweat and richard matt broke out of a maximum security facility in new york. a prison guard is charged with helping them escape. more than 600 officers are involved in the manhunt. police say a woman chasing her own husband and was killed in a car accident in texas. police believe she lost control of her car and hit an on coming car in houston, her relatives say she was chasing her husband because she thought he was in another car with another woman and they were not hurt. 30 people were hurt after
the ship crashed last night the ship was headed from montreal to toronto with 200 french passengers on board. crews are in the process of removing the ship from the crash site. toyota's first female senior executive is under arrest. julie hamp is accused of smuggling the pain killer oxycodone to japan and was moving back there and hit the pills in a jewelry box. her attorney says that hamp never meant to break the law. still ahead on "action news," the simple thing you can add to your routine to help you lose weight and a valedictorian says he was stripped of his rights to deliver his speech.
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do we won't complain. they found that 73% of people will buy a father's day present compared to 83% on mothers day and those that shop will spend $30 less on dad they believe it's because people are more strapped in june with weddings can summer vacations and camp that eat up the extra cash. in health check the idea of making one simple change to succeed in losing weight. a bathroom scale and a chart can make all the difference. the two year study found that people dropped more pound when they recorded their weight every day, researcherers became more aware of their eating habits and the number on the scale it was not tied to any particular diet. researchers found a diet that mimics the effects of fasting and could bring a list of health benefits. it involved restricting calories
and protein in people for five days a month at the end of the three months they lost weight and had lower blood sugar levels but more research is needed to determine the long-term affects. now the "action news" team is out working on news stories for 4:00 p.m. alicia vitarelli is here with a look ahead. >> you mentioned dads were getting the shortened of the stick on father's day presents the good news is there are so many things that dads can get for free and we'll run them down for you today in a special edition of freebie friday for father's day. and when most people look for a vacation home, a pool is up there on the list of many haves why delaware wants to keep renters out of backyard pools. and a man tries to track down his junior high teacher for
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and it feels hotter than the temperature is saying. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar showing you that it is dry and quiet after earlier today and this morning, we had heavy rain and thunderstorms down across south jersey and delaware all of that moisture pushing on out and it looks to be fairly quiet for now across the region we'll show you the picture outside, it was outside earlier this morning outside of fairmount park along boathouse row, right now filtered sunshine moving into the delaware and lehigh valley we are coming in at 83 degrees, here is the dew point upper 60s still is the dew point, wind at miles per hour and high pressure is to our north. that will help us dry out in the second half of the day. 81 in allentown and along the coast 71 in lancaster and 80
reading. here is satellite 6 along with action radar we had a fair amount of cloud cover overhead even though showers down in south jersey and high pressure is situated to the north and it pushes the frontal boundary to the norm, the likely of a thunderstorm or shower popping up as the high pressure pushes the cold front to the south, we'll widen out the picture what we are tracking is what will be what is left of bill. currently still a tropical depression bringing heavy rain across missouri and illinois and indiana, and back to the ohio valley and this works its way eastward saturday night into sunday, here is the setup and what we are expecting the swath of moisture making its way eastward on father's day and localized flooding is possible. we could find 1 to 3 inches of rainfall across the mid-atlantic region, it depends where it tracks to the north or south of
us. in the poconos, a nice mixture of sunshine and clouds and high of 76 and high of 81 and a high temperature on father's day of 75, down the shore starting out today if are you getting away an afternoon shower is likely and then on saturday, turning cloudy and 76 degrees and wet and unsettled looks to be a dreary day on the beach with a high temperature of 82. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, a warmer afternoon, a good 17 degrees warmer in the city, up to 87 by afternoon some suppose to get the day started and a high of 83 a lot of moisture on that saturday stays to the west until saturday night into sunday, we are tracking tropical downpours for father's day and the gary papa run a high of 89 and monday hot and sunny and
steamy and 87 on tuesday and lower 80s into wednesday and thursday a 50/50 split this weekend. dads celebrated father's day early with calories and their children. west philadelphia charter achievement held a donuts for dads event hundreds of first through fourth graders held a continental breakfast with their fathers and they were all smiles and the dads were proud more coming up in the next half hour off "action news" this noon. new surveillance video of police and a burglary in strawberry mansion. find you how the burglar broke in. more money could be going to the philadelphia public schools but taxpayers will be hit. we'll explain next on "action news."
"action news" continues with rick williams sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again i'm matt o'donnell rick and sara are off. some stories we are following are right here. a shopping center found itself under water after a massive water main ruptured. the cleanup is still underway
and a cruise ship crash in upstate new york, dozens were injured when the ship hit a wall in a river lock. and a high school valedictorian in northern new jersey is being silenced at graduation, is he banned from speaking at his own commencements ceremony. >> and first church massacre in south carolina the suspect is due in court in 90 minutes, the at the present time 21-year-old, dylann roof is talking to police and confesseded to shooting and killing nine people during a bible study wednesday night. police arrested roof hundreds of miles from the shooting scene thanks to a woman that spotted him on the road in north carolina and then tipped off police. >> i didn't want to believe he would be up here and i saw his head and the haircut. >> roof faces nine counts of murder and south carolina's governor says he should face the