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>> good afternoon, sarah bloomquist is off in the news,
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the philliess gear up for another announcement. backlash over the storm response in gloucester county where thousands are without power nearly one week later. but the big story on "action news" is the chain reaction crash that led to several rescues in new jersey. two people including a child suffered life threatening injuries and had to be airlifted to hospitals. one firefighter had to save a person trapped in the vehicle. katherine scott spent the morning on the scene and has this report. >> reporter: this is is a very serious accident, 6 vehicles were involved in the crash and 6 people taken to the hospital after the accident on 73 that shut down the northbound lanes for hours. a violent six-car crash in winslow township. you can see major damage to multiple damages. a ford 5250 smashed into a car.
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one child was strapped into car seat in the back. she was airlifted to cooper university hospital with life threatening injuries, four others were taken to vertua. >> there was a child involved in the crash she was airlifted to cooper, her mother went by ground ambulance. >> reporter: a heavily damaged mini cooper faced the wrong way. a person was trapped in that vehicle. all of the vehicles were driving in the northbound lanes of 73 near haze mill road. accident investigators spent hours collecting evidence. >> very early into it, we don't know what caused the pick up truck to hit the opener vehicles. >> reporter: we are expecting police to release more information about the accident later on today. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> a small plane that crashed into a home yesterday lost
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engine power minutes before impact that's according to the exchange between the pilot and air traffic controllers. the plane departed from tennessee and stopped for gas in lancaster airport in pennsylvania before heading to massachusetts. it was 30 miles per hour outside of boston when it plunged through the roof of a house two adults and a child inside the plane were killed. four people inside the home including two children were able to escape unharmed. some witnesses said the engine sounded like it was sputtering before it went down. >> followed the street down and took a hard left and banked and leveled off. >> i assumed it was thunder i felt the house shake a little bit. >> it's a miracle that the our occupants were able to getaway from the house unscathe. >> reporter: at one point the air traffic control said to look for a highway to land on. the ntsb arrived at the scene to determine the cause, "action
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news" reporter, walter perez will have the latest in a live report at 12:30. a large fire destroyed a commercial build in gloucester county. chopper 6 was over the intersection of monroeville road in south harrison township. the flames sparked at a storage barn at 5:30, the roof collapsed before firefighters got it under control. the cause is under investigation. nobody was hurt. well on the weather front it's a great way to start the workweek. plenty of sunshine, low humidity and light breeze as we take a live look from sky 6 at the jersey shore. the waters off cape may look very inviting. there are a few people at the beach. we're counting down to a holiday weekend and david murphy is outside with a check of the accuweather forecast this week. david. >> reporter: rick, you're right we're starting out the week in fine shape. the humidity is not that bad lots of sunshine in the afternoon buildings.
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there are clouds around north of philadelphia. the cloud cover sparse enough where you're getting sunshine in across the region. sunshine enough, certainly to give you the high uv index especially a week after the summer solstice when the sun angle is high. sunscreen if you're at the pool or beach or work or walking. 70 in allentown and the boardwalks as we head into the noon hour. this afternoon we're going for a high of 81. five degrees below the average high of 86. 66 is the low a couple of degrees below average. it will be warm on the grill at 5:00 p.m. 80 degrees there, not a bad night for grilling, by 8:00 p.m. 77 degrees, in case you're holding off later on before you fire up the could
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when i step inside we have thunderstorms in the forecast. i'll have that coming up. >> in other news a state police sergeant is being called a hero for taking down the dangerous man he caught david sweat and shot him yesterday near the canadian border. he is in critical condition, he will face a list of charges if he survives. elizabeth hur has more on the dramatic capture. elizabeth. >> reporter: rick, good afternoon to you, officials say the nightmare is over, as you mentioned thanks to the trooper. according to the eyewitnesses if it was not for the troop's quick actions, david sweat could have gotten back in the woods and disappeared again.
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david sweat seen here and under arrest two days after richard matt was shot and killed. elated and relieved, law enforcement celebrating their victory. it was sunday afternoon new york state police sergeant jay cook spotted him and chased after him before shooting him twice in the torso a mile and a half from the canadian border. >> he spotted the male who was jogging and recognized him to be david sweat and he turned and fled on foot. he realized he was going to make it to the tree line and fired two shots from his service weapon. >> reporter: this man recounted what he saw. >> he was just about at the tree line, if he would have got in the tree line they wouldn't have got him. >> reporter: sweat was rushed to a nearby hospital and medical center in albany in critical condition. back on june 6, sweat and matt
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broke out of a maximum security prison in upstate new york. authorities revealing they were using pepper to throw dogs off their trail. officers tracked them down and used dna on food and getting surveillance images like these. minutes ago we've been informed that sweat's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious and will remain in the hospital for a few days. two prison workers have been charged in connection with the escape and officials say the investigation is continuing. elizabeth hur, channel 6 "action news." >> back here, new jersey governor chris christie is facing backlash as he is getting ready to run for the white house. greenwich mayor described a lack of assistance from the
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governor's office in the aftermath of the storms. 390,000 customers lost you are power. christy said repairs would be 99% complete by this morning. more than 5,000 customers are still in the dark. meanwhile, the governor is expected to launch his presidential campaign tomorrow with a speech at his old high school in living ton. police are looking for one man wanted for two store burglaries in south philadelphia. surveillance video shows the suspect breaking into a rita's water ice back on june 15 oregon avenue. the burglar forces open the cash registers before fleeing north. investigators think the same man targeted the chinese restaurant on south broad street. he removed the cylinders from the door locks he forces open the register and runs over with cash. we should learn more about the future of the phillies leadership today. they are planning a news
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conference at 2:30, this following ryan sandberg's announcement he'll be stepping down. andy mcfail will be introduced as a member of team leadership today. we'll have municipal more on the announcement on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. still to come on "action news" at noon, another teenager is recovering from a shark attack. it's the 6th one this month off the carolina coast. homeowners are forced to leave their belongings behind as a wildfire spreads in washington state. and david murphy is back with a look at accuweather when "action news" continues in just a moment. >>
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so don't wait. get your free online valuation now at >> a fast-growing wildfire has forced 1,000 people to leave their homes in central washington state. the evacuation is underway after several homes were destroyed. the fire sparked yesterday afternoon 120 miles zeals of seattle. -- east of seattle. high temperatures and strong winds are making the fire difficult to control. no reports of any injuries so far. investigators think a cigarette may have sparked a fire that burned five hundred people at a water park over a weekend. one woman decidedly from the explosion during a party on saturday at the for -- mosa fun
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theme park. police have recommended criminal charges against two technicians at the park exe who organized the large party. police in tunisia have launched an investigation into more suspects. investigators say the lone gunman had accomplices who supported him during the shooting. the attacker's father and roommates have been detained. people from germany france and belgium traveled to tunisia for the victims of the shooting. two other terror attacks in kuwait and france, officials say there's a great concern for a potential of a plot inspired by isis heading into independence
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day celebration this weekend. shark attacks continue along the east coast. there were two more encounters over the weekend. an 18-year-old is in serious condition. he had injuries to one leg and both hands. one day before the teen was attacked. a 47-year-old man was bitten swimming in pgh waist-deep water 20 minutes away. >> sharks are out there don't swim where people are fishing. don't swim near piers. >> there have been 6 shark attacks along the coast in north carolina and south carolina. today marks the end of the term for the supreme court. the court ruled against federal regulators attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury. they upheld the drug
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implications in botched execution, they think it is highly likely that the death penalty itself is constitutional. still ahead today an coming up on "action news" at noon, a way to doctors should deal with childhood obesity. a boss explains why she had to hide her baby bump while at work. we'll be right back.
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>> all of the banks in greece
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are closed today actually for the rest of the week new desperate attempt to avert a financial collapse. atms are open, but account holders can only withdraw $67 a day. the country is due to repay a loan to the international money tear fund tomorrow. abc news will have more on full report at 12:30. guidelines are out today to fight childhood obesity. american academy of pediatrics want to focus on the prevention and train for early risk factors and give parents practical information about where to buy healthy food and encourage parents to model healthier behaviors. a bill that would require
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vaccinations for all children is up for a final vote. some exemptionses would be granted to kids with serious health issues, most unvaccinated children would have to be home schooled. the california senate will vote this afternoon if it passes governor jerry brown still has to sign it. the "action news" team is out working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00 p.m. live in the newsroom is alicia vitarelli with a preview. hello, alicia, how was your weekend. >> reporter: it was great. he was america's most wanted chris crime boss whitey budge bulger is peeking out. he had advice to the teens and how they are reacting to this
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unusual letter. supreme court ruling by same-sex marriage by renaming one of its popular ice cream flavors, ben and jerries, don't father to take us on the go, you can watch us live stream on smart phone or tablet. coming up, i'll be joining you in the studio to tell you about a woman who was a ceo who was pregnant and hiding that she was pregnant and the fallout from it. >> that's quite a story. >> reporter: quick break and then accuweather when we come right back.
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day you want to hang outside and put on a pink shirt -- >> reporter: nothing lietlez exactly -- like that, exactly.
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it's summertime. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan is showing us the best color of all no green on radar. we have no precipitation, as we look outside some fair weather cumulus clouds above but lots of sunshine getting in between those, that's a nice looking picture of the fountains in center city, at logan circle or square. depending on how you say it. the dewpoint, 54 degrees, winds out of the west at 10 miles per hour. 74 in trenton and millville and philadelphia. 70 in alunnen town and -- allentown, midwn the shore. satellite shows you we have cloud cover popping up. there's a lot of holes in the clouds in in most cases you're
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getting a fair amount of sunshine through. we'll go sunny in allentown. 78 degrees, humidity not bad and feeling pretty pleasant. down the shore 78 degrees, mostly sunny and pleasant, a couple of spots along the oceanfront might get up to 80 this afternoon. in philadelphia, about the same, 81 degrees, mostly sunny nice and warm, not all that humid winds generally running out of the west 8 to 16 miles per hour. overnight tonight partly cloudy and comfortable. sticking to # 6 degrees -- 66 degrees for the low. tonight, 81 degrees by 4:00 p.m. 5:30 78. 78 degrees by 7:00 p.m. if you're heading to the phillies tonight milwaukee brewers in town for a series, phillies looked good yesterday a few clouds developing during the game, but pleasant overall. 77 the first pitch. in the 9th inning, 71 degrees,
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tomorrow there will be a clouds and sun mix late in the day there will be a chance of thunderstorm in the western suburbs. some of them might pop through the big issue is when we get into the center of the storm sector on wednesday, it will be cloudier some afternoon breaks, but after lunch showers developing and looking at potential drenchers during the day on wednesday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, nice and warm today get out there and do stuff if you have to do it. tomorrow, humidity builds a little bit in the afternoon. 85 is the forecast high, hopefully dry for the union at ppl park. 87 on wednesday wednesday is the day you want to take it easy, because the humidity will be higher, much more noticeable, if we get thunderstorms wednesday they could produce
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drenching downpours. thursday 85 degrees, chance of a late-day shower or thunderstorm that could spill into friday morning. friday saturday, sunday, all in the # -- 80s all chance of pop-up thunderstorm, none of those days look like a washout. >> wawa welcome america festivities are underway as we build to the fourth of july jam. matt o'donnell was at the franklin institute as partly of the go fourth and learn series, there's free family fun across the city. you can find it at, 6abc is the official broadcast partner of the 8-day celebration. much more still ahead on "action news" at 12:30 smoking rates are dropping in the city of philadelphia. we'll break down the data that shows less people are lighting up. concerns e over the international space station, the
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rocket that will exploded over the weekend could have nasa thinking twice about its manned mission in space. those stories and more when we come right back.
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>> hello again sarah is off here's some of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30, a small plane crashes into a house in new england killing everyone on board after
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a stop for gas in central pennsylvania. crisis on wall street the fears from greece that are sparking concerns an panic in new york and worldwide. philadelphia teachers are in harrisburg lobbying for more public education funding. now to the plane crash that killed three people over the weekend. the plane was filing to massachusetts when it stopped for gas the pilot said he lost engine power and it lambed into a home 20 miles short of its destination, we see weds is live in lancaster with more. >> reporter: rick, as you mentioned the pilot contacted air traffic controllers saying he was having a hard time maintaining at toad and need -- altitude and needed help. he was instructed to go land on a interstate or go to an airport


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