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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara is off,
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in the news a philadelphia police officer is off the job and facing charges for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, and a former firefighter that responded to the twin towers on 9/11 is new york's newest lottery winner. >> but the big story on "action news" is the excitement building for the 4th of july celebrations, from the shore to the city there is no shortage of parties and fireworks tomorrow. preparations are well underway. "action news" reporter katherine scott with the latest from the ben franklin parkway. >> the setup is well underway here, the setup is here for the concert and people are ready to celebrate. today the rivera family is out for a skate near the art museum and ben franklin parkway will be packed but like many they just find their spot and gaze upward.
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>> people for some reason thought there was nothing going on no pushing and no shoving everybody is getting along. >> crews are out building the stage for the 4 and of july jam and there is still work to be done for the concert. beth ann looking forward to the week of the wawa welcome america event but the grand finale is her favorite part. but gary it's not. >> gary will hide in the closet but i will be out waufing the fireworks. >> the fireworks need to be loaded in thousands of shells will be used each minute and some of them are custom-made the folks from fireworks by gruchy say this will be spectacular. >> a continuous 15 minutes of colors glitter, red white, blue scenes smiley faces and the hearts the whole thing.
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>> party started at noon tomorrow and the festivities continue from there. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> 6 abc is proud to be the broadcast partner for the wawa welcome america celebration, matt and tam kick off the celebrate tomorrow at 10:00 until noon for the independence day parade and tune in for the jam on the parkway tomorrow night. the concert begins at 7:00 followed by the big fireworks display over the philadelphia museum of art. now to the holiday forecast it looks like rain could put a damper on the 4th of july celebrations tomorrow looking live at cape may, and people are on the beach and why not sunshine now and a few occasional clouds a nice way to kickoff the weekend but keep the umbrella close by just in case.
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meteorologist, melissa magee is outside the studio with more. >> there could be changes as we head into the holiday weekend, today spectacular in comparison to the clouds and showers overhead yesterday, 80 in philadelphia 77 in trenton and 70 in the poconos, along the coast in sea isle city and the boardwalk coming in aat 74 the 24 temperature change it's 7 degrees warmer than it was in philadelphia yesterday and 8 degrees warmer than it was 24 hours ago some changes are coming, here is stormtracker 6 live double scan 3-d it's dry right now across the mid-atlantic region but off to our south and west can you see what we are tracking this presses from a southeast to northeast direction into saturday we'll rank the days over the holiday weekend, today fantastic, a mixture of sunshine
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and clouds and we are tying today with sunday and sunday is bright and warm but right in the middle we are stuck with the clouds and showers and moisture overhead. we will talk about the timing for the 4th of july and if the moisture moves out no time for the fireworks. >> thank you melissa, many people are heading to the shore for the long holiday weekend, and good news if are you heading to a destination in ocean county, getting there may be a little bit easier this is the first summer season that all the lanes of route 35 leading to the shore are open since the roadway was damaged from super storm sandy in 2012. liz is live in margate with more on the start of the holiday weekend there. >> reporter: you that is right for many people the long holiday weekend begins today there are plenty of people out here enjoying the gorgeous weather on
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granville beach in margate, and ready to celebrate the 4th of july, for many local business owners it's crunch time. he says this weekend is like his christmas. >> cyclists happily pedalled away from the 4 a bike shop in ventnor, they have learned to overstaff their shop on 4th of july weekend expecting all 70 of their bikes to rent. >> it makes the rest of the summer easier if we have off days we count very heavily on this weekend. >> stacey spends her whole summer here in ventnor and lucky for her it also does repairs. >> i ride my bike every day on the boardwalk and i had a flat tire this morning. >> we found kids playing catch and playing in the ocean but this group of 3, 4 and 5-year-olds stole the show the
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camp by the sea started up this week. >> it's fun for us and they love to play in the sand. >> i just spoke with beach patrol they say the ocean is nice and calm and a gorgeous day to get out of here and enjoy the water, i dipped my toes in it's a little chilly but you get used it to quickly, we are down the shore all day long, live in margate, trish hartman, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. >> of course 6abc.com is your holiday resource center there you'll find the radar and latest traffic conditions and traffic cameras and a full list of wawa welcome america festivities and fireworks displays for the tri-state area. it's all right there right now at 6abc.com. in other news philadelphia police are investigating after an attempted robbery leaves two people dead including the aalleged robber it happened at 2:30 on juniata street in the
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city's tioga-nicetown section. someone in the group had an assault rifle and gun fire was exchanged. everyone took off and so did the suspect and he died a few blocks away two women and one men were shot and one man died. others are in critical condition, they have not said why someone in the group that happened to be robbed had an assault rifle with him. >> and they found a laptop that belonged to a murder victim dgs believe that the murder of regina bruhner holmes was a robbery, no charges have been filed. a philadelphia police officer is under arrest, accused of assaulting his girlfriend, michael alice is charged with
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simple assault false imprisonment and contempt. she says that they had a fight and it turned physical alice is a veteran of the department and is he suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss. one person is dead after an suv crash nood the back of a tractor trailer in chester. on the southbound lanes of 95 near 322, police say the big rig was stopped at the time with his hazard lights on when the kia suddenly slammed into it. one person died at the scene and state police are investigating. still to come on "action news" at noon, supplies are on the way to the international space station. and a mob of teenagers take over a wal-mart store causing thousands in damage and the whole thing was caught on camera are and a burglary suspect breaks down in court when he comes face-to-face with a former classmate that happened to be
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more than three tons of supplies are on their way to the international space station. the unmanned progress 60 space capsule blasted out of kazakhstan it is carry fuel and
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food and other supplies this days after the loss of another rocket ship the space x rocket. thousands of residents of a tennessee town will soon be allowed back in their homes and businesses the officials plan to lift the evacuations in phases there 5,000 people were evacuated after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire, they are used in various industrial projects and harmful if inhaled. there was good news this morning. >> everything that was going on at the site involved in the fire and the chemical released was contained at the site and did not adversely affect the community air quality. >> 36 people were admitted to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. macon georgia, all out chaos broke out after a mob of
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teenagers ransacked the store this shows the crowd of more than 40 teens barging through the stores they went up and down the aisles destroying merchandise thousands of dollars worth. one teenager was arrested when he dropped his cell phone and came back to retrieve it. a suspect collided with his past when he faced a judge in a florida courtroom. 49-year-old arthur booth was reunited with his middle school classmate, when he realized who was his judge he started to cry. >> i am sorry to see you here, i always wondered what happened to you sir. >> this was the nicest kid in middle school. >> oh my good and. >> booth was seen leaving the scene of a burglary and failed to stop for police and took them on a short chase and fled his
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vehicle the judge said she hoped his behavior would change for the behavior. and a firefighter in new york that was one of the first responders on 9/11 won the lottery he bought the catchoff in may at a store in queens, he was among that helped at the trade center in 2001. he planned to buy a home in florida and various presents for his family with his winnings. the latest on the looming referendum in greece plus a new warning after a measles outbreak in washington state. those stories and more.
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sunday's referendum in greece could be the most important in the country's history, today marks the wrap up of the campaigns on both sides on the bailout referendum. a poll shows that greece is almost evenly split to accept creditor reform proposals in return for needed bailout funds, the prime minister is asking for a no vote. >> microsoft users are going to have to wait longer to get their hands on windows 10 upgrades will now be rolled out in waves mike cost has to test thousands of computers that are running old versions of windows to see if they are compatible.
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it will be available to others beginning august 1st. the popular vacation website air bnb is now legal in philadelphia but also taxable like a hotel room, it allows to you rent out everything from a room to an entire place people have already listed their places for the pope's visit in september. >> officials in washington state are urging people to get vaccinated after the first measles death in years. the young woman passed away at the washington medical center in april, and tests confirm she died of pneumonia thanks to the measles and was vaccinated earlier in life but had health problems that compromised her immune system. well, the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00, here is alicia vitarelli with a
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look ahead. hi alicia, happy friday. >> to you as well. we have "action news" at 4:00, they call him the iron cowboy and he is trying to pull off something pretty incredible. most of us will never complete an iron man race in our lifetime, this man is trying to do 50 of them each one in a different state without a single day of race, here his pretty phenomenal story at 4:00. and a huge benefit for women in uniform, the change that the u.s. navy is putting in place for female sailers and marines. you can take us with you on the go with the free 6 abc news app, watch us streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. >> rick i'll join you to talk about the battle bots and the knockout round coming up this weekend. >> we look forward to that.
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six people are dead after a strong earthquake rattled parts of china the magnitude 6.5 quake struck the country's far western region this morning, a series of aftershocks followed, and six people died and dozens more injured and thousands of houses or buildings were either damaged or destroyed. >> people in tennessee are cleaning up after a tornado touched down last night the twister hit wilson county and uprooted a massive oak tree that landed on top of a pickup truck and the tree barely missed the house and more strong storms could make their way through the area this weekend. >> back here meteorologist, melissa magee with a closer look at the holiday forecast folks want to know exactly when where and what time? >> the fireworks and the showers
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we are tracking tomorrow we'll talk about the details and a lot of that will move out for the fireworks display tomorrow. something to look forward to stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you it's dry now and a gorgeous friday afternoon we'll show you the picture outside and down at the shore in atlantic city this is the place to be to kick off your holiday weekend, everybody is on the beach and sand and enjoying comfortable conditions soak it up today and we have changes heading our way as early as tomorrow. currently in philadelphia coming in at 80 degrees, the dew point at 60 east-southeast and the pressure is on the rise, temperatures currently at 74 in allentown and the lehigh valley 77 for millville and dover and along the coast in sea isle city, 75 and a much better looking beach day, 76 in beach haven, 75 in lancaster, here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have slivered out an
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area of high pressure but to the south and west there is a piece of energy coming out of ohio valley with a cold fronts and this front over the weekend will stall out to our south and then meander to the north and with that on the move there is a threat of showers tomorrow afternoon. here is the setup today on our friday, a nice mix of sunshine and clouds with high pressure in control and high temperature maxing out at 83 and then the frontal boundary with an area of low pressure riding up along it as we get into the day on saturday it looks like for the 4th of july a mostly cloudy start and scattered showers, and some models are indicating the front shifts farther to the north and that means even in philadelphia and points to the south especially by the afternoon, there is a good bet of finding showers around and high temperature cooler with an easterly fetch coming in at 75 up in the poconos for the start of the holiday weekend, if are
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you not off today it's cooler with rain around at time its, high temperature of 64 sunday a warmer day and drier day at 73 degrees, down the shore a moderate risk of rip currents and ocean temperature at 71 not the best looking beach day a high temperature in at 74 improvement on sunday at 78 degrees under a partly sunny sky, and we are tracking the showers tomorrow, the majority of that moisture moves out at sunset and for the fireworks dismays tomorrow you should be okay. partly sunny with the accuweather forecast, a high temperature coming in at 83 degrees on saturday it's cloudy and there might be showers around in the morning north and west of the i-95 corridor and in the city in at 5-and most of it is gone before the fireworks get going that is pretty good news, sunday partly sunny and 83 and sunshine and clouds on monday and 86 degrees with a pop
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pop-up shower or storm and warm on wednesday and 89 and thursday 86 degrees, you will be out there tomorrow for the 4 and it could be a little wet but should be dried by the time the fireworks. >> i'll be jamming to the roots. one boy has quite the tale to tell, keegan rothman reeleded in a great white sturgeon it was almost 10 feet long, keegan jumped in the water and snapped a few pictures and then released the giant fish. our coverage on the holiday weekend continues we are live at the liberty block party and a look at the 4th of july events
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this weekend, and a pig shaped hot air balloon crashed into the tree and catched fire, how the pilot was able to safely land.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. hello again sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30 a robbery in
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german town is caught on video how the suspect got away with thousand pzs of thrasher and a boater had to be rescued in delaware, how they were alerted that he was in the water. and july 4th celebrations across the country this year, what officials are doing to keep you safe. now the details. america's birth place is starting its 4th of july celebration early, the liberty block party kicks off in a half hour and walter perez is live where they are getting ready to start. >> reporter: we are enjoying it's perfect conditions and settings to celebrate america's birthday, the liberty block party kicks off in a half hour and it's the philly pops outdoor concert at city hall, old city is bustling with people for everything that the city has to

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