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spital very shortly. five-year-old carly green is due to be released from saint christopher's hospital later today. in the wake of a hit and run accident on lambert street that could have killed her if not for a matter of inches one way or another. police are still looking for the hit and run driver. the child was visiting with her cousins. a number of youngsters were playing with her on the street when she was hit by a light colored suv. carly's mother tells me she's making a miraculous recovery. >> she has a mild concussion, no bleeding on the brain or nothing like that. >> reporter: carly's family has nothing but praise for the policemen who responded quickly to the 911 call and rushed the child to a hospital. the hit and run door was driving a light colored jeep or suv according to police with a pennsylvania tag with possible number jsg-6673.
the driver is described as a black male with a heavy build and a thick beard. >> we know that it was a accident. all we want you to do is just come forward right now just -- you know, i know that sometimes we panic when things ham. just come forward right now. she's fine. they just want to talk to you and get some information. >> reporter: al leash sharks brian the word from police tonight is if you can help them find his hit and run driver please call the police department right away. live in north philadelphia, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right vernon, thank you. it is time now for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> just about as perfect as it gets out there today. meteorologist cecily tynan in for adam joseph this afternoon. you have the details cecily. >> it is a little hot. >> i think brian likes it hot. >> i do. >> it's 92 degrees so far today. so, this is its seventh day in heat wave number three. it's now lasted a full week. so far philadelphia's high up to 92 degrees. perfect for brian but a little hot for some people. the hottest two days so far the heat wave were the last tuesday and wednesday when we hit 93 degrees.
the average high temperature for this time of year is 87 degrees. in philadelphia with that temperature of 92 degrees, trenton millville pretty close by 90 degrees. dover 91. you'll notice right along the beaches, though, that sea breeze is cooling things down. avalon 81 degrees. atlantic city airport in pomona it is warmer with a current temperature of 88. dewpoints tell the story. over the weekend dewpoints were generally in the 40's and 50's. we had a very dry air mass. now a lot of the region showing dewpoints in the low 60's. philadelphia it's slipped down to 58 degrees. above 60 degrees is when you do feel that moisture in the air, somewhat humid. closer to the coast you have dewpoints in the 70's and that's when that ocean influence. satellite6 along with action radar showing there's a weak feature trying to move in. it's falling apart but we have a couple pop-up sprinkles over northern berks county right now. so, there is a possibility of an isolated thunderstorm generally tonight though we'll be partly cloudy and warm,
89 degrees by 7 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, temperatures still in the 80's. but finally i am tracking an end to the heat wave. looks like tomorrow will be one more hot day. then i'm tracking some showers and thunderstorms and a big pattern change. i think some people will actually be complaining about the cool air pretty soon. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. alicia. >> not me on that one. brian likes it hot. i like it a little cooler. thanks cecily. when you find yourself in the middle of severe weather or breaking news, go ahead and join the action. e-mail your photos and videos to join the action at 6abc.com or use the #6abcaction on social media. >> well, in this heat firefighters had to battle a two alarm fire in olde city today. chopper 6hd was over the scene in the unit block of north third street after 1:30 this afternoon. the blaze broke out in a five story building. you can see firefighters working on the roof today. at this point it's not clear just what started this fire.
well here's one reason a lot of people were looking forward to monday this week. the eagles took to the field today for the second day of training camp. "action news" sports reporter jeff skversky is among those there. he's live at the novacare complex with more on a new running back. what are we learning about demarco murray? >> reporter: well, brian there's an entire new roster of course, chip kelly completely blew up the roster this off season. it is nine, 10 and six was not good enough. chip kelly did not feel like they could win and make a playoff run. there are nine new starters including one of the best running backs in all of football. let's take a look at eagles pro running back demarco murray brought in here this off season as a free agent to replace the eagles leading all time rusher, lesean mccoy. murray who led the nfl rushing last year should have learned this new offense and this new city. his first four years in the
league was on the other side of this heated rivalry playing for the dallas cowboys. now he's an eagle trying to get this team back in the playoff. on day two do you feel like a philadelphia eagle. >> i do. i definitely do. i've been here for a couple months and become part of the team and great team, great group of guys, great group of coaches and great organization. i definitely feel like a eagle and working with these guys has been amazing so i'm happy. >> reporter: demarco will really feel like an eagle tomorrow when they put on the pads for the first time and they're over across the street at lincoln financial field for their first practice in front of those fans. i'm sure he'll get a huge ovation. the new eagles running back and the star in the back field for your philadelphia eagles. more of murray coming up on "action news" at 5:00, 6:00 and tonight at 11:00. live at the novacare complex jeff skversky channel6 "action news." alicia back to you in the studio. >> thank you.
today it is take two for septa as it once again attempts to sell rail passes for pope francis' visit to philadelphia next month. the one day lottery opened today. last month a huge demand for them crashed the ticket site. here's what you need to know if you want one today. you have until 11:59 tonight to sign up. you must enter to have a chance at getting regional rail passes for september 26th and 27th. septa is selling a total of 350,000 for both days. they are $10 a piece. the winners will be selected at random through an online database and notified by e-mail on thursday. right now septa says your chances look pretty good since they say demand is lower than expected. >> start letting people know on thursday. right now it's going very well but we may not sell out. there may be a possibility that everybody who enters actually gets a pass. >> trains will be stopping at
just 18 select stations and dropping passengers off at only three locations. jefferson station, 30th street station and university city station depending which line you come in on. now you should know from there you are on your own and city officials say you must understand this is a walking event. if you would like to sign up for this lottery today again you have until 11:55 tonight -- 11:59 tonight. go to 6abc.com we'll give you the link. >> get those walking shoes ready. >> oh, yeah. >> an elderly chester county man is recovering after a violent home invasion last week. this is the sketch of the man police say beat, tide and threatened to shoot the victim on burt tell school road in westminster township. it happened a week ago yesterday. the elderly resident said the attacktory first identified himself as a water department worker. he got away with cash and jewelry. anyone with any information about this suspect is asked to call west vincent township police. police quickly arrested a
man accused of slashing tires on a south philadelphia street overnight. officers were called totten hundred block of ellsworth street about 1:15 this morning. a responding officer saw a man fitting the description of the suspect at broad and carpenter streets. they say he had a knife and took him into custody. some of the victims tell "action news" it was a bit disheartening to see this landsy vandalism. >> got in the car to go to work and saw that my one tire was slashed along with a lot of tires on the street. >> well, intact a total of nine cars were vandalized in all. police have not yet released the suspect's identity. >> philadelphia police are asking for your help to track down a man they say has been installing skimming devices in center city atm's. this is a surveillance photo from july 17th showing the man placing a device on an atm inside the 7-eleven store on eighth and walnut street. the device can copy cardholders personal debit or credit card information. they believe this is his latest offense in a string of similar crimes both in the
city and also in montgomery county. the creators of hitchbot the tweeting and talking hitchhiking robot that was destroyed here in philadelphia are thinking of rebuilding it. the robot from canada was on a mission to explore the kindness of people across the nation when it met its untimely end in olde city. the goal was for someone to pick it up and take it to washington, d.c. instead, as you can see someone dismantled it. the creatorsed in a statement today in that's right sometimes bad things happen to good robots. [laughter] >> they also said they have no interest in filing charges against the vandals but what a shame it was out there to capture the good in people. >> yeah, it is a shame but at least it had a good sense of humor about the whole thing. >> yeah, you got it. >> time for a check of the "action news" traffic report. >> let's goreport. >> we need to work on how to treat our robots, show them a
little philadelphia love. not feeling love on 95. northbound side locked up just like it was this morning because of a crash here approaching kerlin street that just cleared out within the last couple minutes. it was occupying the left lane. now it's gone. the bad news is the delay is not nearly gone yet. northbound side still a solid line from the delaware state line on up to that scene approaching kerlin street. then once you get farther north things look a little different this afternoon. we have a new traffic pattern that was set up in the weekend in the ongoing work zone at girard. what this means is things are extra bunched up north of tasker up to girard. once you get through that new pattern in the work zone you're sitting in the mid 50's passing the betsy ross bridge. we never see speeds like that on the northbound side in the afternoon so really backed up back around center city and society hill but once you get beyond that, you're looking better. meanwhile we've got a crash we're watching along bishop avenue and springfield road in springfield township delco and this is the schuylkill with normal afternoon delays. here the update on our spring garden ramp.
they o oh reopened the one from spring garden to the westbound lanes of 76 and they did not close the eastbound off ramp as scheduled. that should be coming in the comes hours or days. let's do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. hope you had a good weekend. we're clocking those really slow speeds like 6 miles per hour on northbound 95 in delco. we'll check them again and all the other issues brian and alicia, in the next half hour. >> all right, thank you matt. >> there is still much more to come on "action news" it's a 4:00. explosions rock two churches in new mexico and now the feds are looking for who is to blame. >> also ahead the comedian amy schumer is making a plea to end gun violence. the actress teaming up with a top democratic in the wake of last month's movie theater shooting. >> ♪♪
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schumer. last month a man opened fire in a louisiana movie theater killing two people before killing himself. the moviegoers were watching a screening of schumer's new film train wreck. today she talked about how she felt when she first heard about the tragedy. >> anyone who knows me knows that i love louisiana. it's my favorite state. whenever i have a couple days offer i go down there 'cause i love the people there. they're the coolest strongest people i've ever met. and the thought of this community being turned around upside down by this just sickens me. >> senator schumer's proposed measure would reward states that submit information to the federal background check system. states that don't comply would face penalties. the jury in the colorado theater shooting case declined to rule out the death penalty. jurors are deciding the fate of james holmes who killed 12 people and injured 70 others in the july 2012 attack in
suburban denver. today's action came during the second phase of the sentencing. both the defense and prosecution will get one more chance to plead their cases. holmes was convicted last month. it is now up to the jury to decide between lethal injection and life in prison. >> cleanup continues this afternoon after a deadly tent collapse at a suburban chicago festival. it happened yesterday on the last day of the annual prairie fest. a strong storm rolled in and organizers rushed to shut down rides and get everyone out of the main tent but heavy winds lifted that tent into the air and sent debris flying. a 35-year-old father of two was killed. 15 others were taken to the hospital. now to the latest on the mystery of a missing malaysia airlines flight 370. investigators from france and malaysia have met with a judge in paris now after part of the plane wing arrived in that country. experts are trying to determine whether the part comes from that missing plane which disappeared in march of
20 be 14. it was found on the french island of reunion in the indian ocean. investigators say it is from a boeing 777. flight 370 is the only one of that kind of plane that is known to be missing. >> the manhunt continues today for the man who police say gunned down a memphis police officer after he interrupted a drug deal. authorities are searching for 29-year-old tremaine wilbourn. he's charged and with first degree murder in the death of officer sean bolten. officials say will burn was taking part in a drug deal involving less than 2 grams of marijuana when he got into a struggle with bolton and shot him multiple times. will burn was on supervised release after serving a federal sentence for robbery. authorities in new mexico are looking for those responsible for planting explosives at two church this weekend. the blasts went off 20 minutes and a few miles apart in las
cruces. the explosions have put parishioners on edge there. the governor of new mexico is encouraging residents to keep attending houses of worship. >> if your intention was to bring fear to those who worship, you have failed. >> there were no injuries from the blasts. the fbi is looking for lings between those two explosions. >> you can chalk this up top a early christmas gift. according to aaa the national average $2.65 a gallon, 12 cents less than last month nearly a dollar less than last year. if that trend continues prices could slip to $1.98 by christmas. >> amazing. >> now a look at today's closing numbers today. we gave you good news first. here's the bad. red arrows across-the-board, the dow down 92 points, the
nasdaq off about 13, zap ha s & p six points. greece stock marked opened today after stocks plunged more than 22 percent. bank stocks were hit the hardest. banks have since reopened but they do maintain some strict withdrawal limits and so that situation in greece very much still ongoing today. >> it is time now for the accuweather forecast, and you know if you took today off you spent it on the beach, smart move. >> you picked another perfect one. cecily tynan standing by live with details on what's to come next. >> that's exactly right. we're using sky6 to spy on those people who called in sick. i think i saw adam joseph right there. loads of sunshine. the winds are really kicking up. we've got a sea breeze at the store and that's cooling things down. over the weekend the land breeze caused a big problem
with those green head flies but that sea breeze is a welcome change. right now philadelphia 92 degrees. the seventh day in heat wave number three a full week now. in millville trenton and wilmington 90 degrees. allentown not quite that warm, 86. and notice in cape may with that sea breeze off the ocean it's cooling things down dramatically currently currently 81 degrees. dewpoints in the low to mid 60's so it's slightly humid not oppressive with the humidity but it's another hot day. looks like we'll have one more before things begin to cool down and it gets really cool by the end of the week. satellite6 along with action radar showing is we have a weak disturbance bringing clouds. a cold front moving through tomorrow afternoon. not with a lot of thunderstorms. could get a spotty thunderstorm and not ruling out the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm this evening as well. otherwise just a partly cloudy and warm night. overnight low 75 degrees in
philadelphia, 66 allentown. trenton 71. millville 72. wilmington 71. and cape may 74 degrees. tomorrow could be the eighth day in our heat wave. future tracker showing as we make up tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, if you're heading to work already 80 degrees in philadelphia, 79 in wilmington, 75 in allentown. as we head into the afternoon temperatures up near 90 degrees. before that cold front moves through and then temperatures will be dropping as we head through the end of the week. so the four day at 4:00 showing that tomorrow likely will be another hot day with a high of 90 degrees. if we hit that that's the eighth day in our heat wave. wednesday still a warm day but not quite as hot with a high of 88 degrees. on thursday, this is when we really get the changes. it clouds up with some rain developing, a high 80 degrees and it looks like the rain, the showers and storms will be lasting into friday and look at that temperature. may want a sweater on friday. the high only 79 degrees. what a change.
i'll talk about if temperatures stay cool through the weekend coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. sorry about that brian. i know you like it hot. >> in the meantime he's still really enjoying this heat wave. >> another day tomorrow. >> thank you. >> from our delaware news room this afternoon the first of two job fares for veterans was held in delaware today. delaware senator tom carper and chris coons along with representative john kearny hosted the event in wilmington. more than 30 employees were on hand looking for new employees. there will be a second fare on september 3rd at wilmington university's dover campus. all military veterans who are looking for a job are encouraged to attend. >> by the way i'm getting a lot of backup on twitter. people saying i,, too love the heat. >> yeah, good. >> it's summertime. we have to enjoy it while we can. >> still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 today a camden cop being hailed a hero for saving a woman who was under attack in new york city. >> if you're looking to boost
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>> a 16-year-old is in serious but stable condition after being shot in the back in wilmington. the gunfire rang out before midnight on the 700 block of north jefferson street. medics rushed that teen to the hospital. at this point there is no word on a motive and police have not yet made any arrests. >> philadelphia police are searching for the man who robbed a metro pcs in cobbs creek. this holdup happened friday morning in the unit block of south 60th street. surveillance video shows the robber walking up to the register and demanding cash from an employee. he made off with an unknown
amount of money. anyone with information is asked to call police. >> and there is much more to come in the next half hour of "action news" at 4:00 today. a public plea from a family after their loved one was hit by a driver at a southwest philadelphia bus to. we'll hear from that family and the witnesses who found the victim lying in the street straight ahead. >> plus, a camden police officer's vacation turned into another day on the job. the woman he saved from an attack that happened right in front of his eyes when "action news" comes right back.
>> ♪♪ >> "action news" continues. >> ♪♪ >> hello again. 4:30 now and "action news" continues with a major bust in a rental theft scam based in delaware. and they say this woman was at the center of it all. now she and four other people have been arrested. how this case is connected to nigeria and the three others that police are still looking for right now. >> plus, this is all that's left of a mannequin in new castle county after it was man handled. the reward a haunted house is now offering for any leads that help police track down who is responsible. >> but first at 4:30 a family is making a plea to the public in hopes of finding the person who hit their buffed one way car at a bus stop in southwest philadelphia. it happened around 6:45 at 84th and livened berg. the driver got out of the car stood over the victim, then got back in the car and drove away. "action news" reporter david henry live and spoke with the
woman who found the victim lying down in the street. he's at penn presbyterian medical center. >> reporter: the good news is that 22-year-old dom mick parker sims is on the mend upgraded to good condition here at penn presbyterian. but the guy who ran her down remains at large. >> i think he's a low life scum and he needs to be caught. >> reporter: elaine shoemaker was among those who ran to help dominique. she had been at this bus stop on her way home from work around 6:45 this morning when she was run down by a small green pickup truck. as others ran to help, the driver ran off after stopping briefly. >> got out looked at her actually walked over, walked around her, you know, and then went and walked back to his truck. >> reporter: good samaritans stayed behind to help including two hospital workers. dominique was in pain and in and out of consciousness but was eighth to able to give them her name.
witnesses say the police never came to investigate. dominique worked the overnight shift at the pet hotel not far from the accident scene. the owners says she's an incredible person incredible employee and they're devastate bide the news of the accident. her father says she loves animals and wants to become a veterinarian. she had recently graduated from iowa central and was hoping to study at a penn. now she's in the hospital at penn struggling to recover from a devastating setback and the man who put her there is nowhere to be found. >> eventually he slowly got into his truck. i turned around i seen him getting in his truck. i started yelling to him to stop, get out of the truck whatever. i told other people that were there to try and chase the truck and he just took off. >> reporter: now the 12th district police do have a report of the incident. they are turning it over to the accident investigation division. witnesses describe the driver as a tall slender white man wearing a ball cap driving a small green pickup truck.
live in university city, david henry, channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, hopefully someone's got information that can track him down. david thanks very much. a wilmington police officer was injured injured another job while trying to take a suspect into custody. officers were trying to arrest three men including 20-year-old robert dunham after gunfire on kirkwood street. police say dunham began to struggle kicking the arresting officer's hand into that a police car. that officer fractured his finger. dunham now faces charges related to the shooting and assaulting an officer. >> we know the name of the woman killed in yesterday's crash on i-95 in bucks county. natasha belot of bloomfield new jersey was on her way home from the american idol auditions at temple university. she and five others were in a jeep suv when it flipped over and rolled over around 7:00 last night in lower makefield township. police say the driver passed another vehicle on the right shoulder of the interstate at a high speed before losing
control. >> now to meteorologist cecily tynan. we are right in the thick of this next heat wave and when it ends, boy will it end pretty quick. >> probably in another day. you opened up a whole new can of worms at the top of the forecast. i posted an informal poll asking do you think today's weather was perfect like brian or do you think 80 degrees with low humidity like i think is perfect. sorry, brian. >> bummer. >> if you like the heat today was perfect. let's go live on sky6. take a look towards the ben franklin bridge. it's 92 degrees. the dewpoint in philadelphia not that bad. 58 degrees. so, it's just slightly humid. winds out of the southwest at 17 miles per hour. and with that dewpoint, the heat index the way it feels matches the air temperature. atlantic city, a lot of the beach umbrellas are out and people are enjoying the beach. it's 80 degrees currently. perfect in atlantic city. dewpoint is 70. a little bit on the humid side winds out of the south-southwest at 13 and the
ocean water temperature is refreshing currently 70 degrees. i like this graphic. look at that. a string of 90's. we've had seven days in a row of 90-degree weather so this is a full week of the heat. you'll notice though the hottest we've gotten is 93 degrees. so at least temperatures were on the low side of 90. i'll talk about a big change in our weather though. i'm tracking some rain on the way and i'm actually tracking some cool weather for a change coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. >> sounds good, cecily. thanks very much. >> of course you stay with 6abc.com/weather as our heat wave continues, storm tracker6 those live street level forecasts when things start to change and we'll have up to the minute hourly forecasts from accuweather. >> from our new jersey news room today police have busted prostitution ring in mercer county. 34-year-old ying ran lynn.
lieu along with dann lieu and phone chang rested and charged with promoting and engaging prostitution. their arrest follows a three week investigation by law enforcement in mercer county. >> good news for the city of camden. it has been selected as a finalist for a $30 million revitalization grant. camden mayor dana redd and senator bob menendez toured the mount ephraim neighborhood. the money would be used to help revitalize the neighborhood. but it's not all good news. that grant is being threatened by possible budget cuts on capitol hill. >> fans gathered outside a north jersey cemetery today to say one final goodbye to bobbi kristina brown. brown the only daughter of singer whitney houston was buried in westfield union county. her grave is situated right next to her mother's and bobbi kristina was found unresponsive in bathtub in january. she died last month after months in hospice care.
she was just 22 years old. >> new research shows a different approach to battling ovarian cancer is proving to make a pretty significant difference. "action news" anchor monica malpass is live in the news room with more. monica. >> hi, alicia, that's right. a study was done at the james cancer hospital in ohio. it showed women who get a double dose of chemotherapy greatly increase their chances to fight off ovarian cancer so a significant break through. the study was done with women who have stage three ovarian cancer. coming up tonight at 5:00 ali gorman explains how the chemotherapy doses are administered and how they boost a patient's survival rate. she'll also talk about the downside of this extra treatment. we'll have that story coming up in health check and much more on "action news" at 5:00 brian hope to see you that end. >> see you shortly. local students dreaming about one day attending college got a much needed road map to getting there today. the action cam was at saint joe's university this morning for the philadelphia college
prep round table discussion. middle and high school students got to hear from college kids about the challenges they faced in getting to college and how they overcame them. college admission specialists were also on hand to help guide these young students on the right path. >> a haunted house in delaware is offering up $500 to track down a vandal who tore a mannequin in half. take a look. this is new surveillance video from fruitland fright land. the mannequin was bolted to the wing of a small plane that's also on display outside the haunted house. here's what's left of the mannequin. it was torn off at the torso. fright land is now offering a $500 reward for anyone who can track down that vandally. >> who steals a mannequin. >> half of it. >> a camden county police officer who was in manhattan this weekend enjoying a little r and r ended up saving a woman. officer ryan dubale says he was in the city with his
father and a cousin when he saw a homeless man attack a woman. he says the man suddenly pulled the woman's hair, put her in a a chokehold and then threw her to the ground. that's when his instincts as a police officer kicked in. >> i drew my weapon, ran across its street. i ordered the subject to let her go. he then let her go and then i ordered him to lay on his stomach and then we complied with that order. >> well, witnesses called 11 911. the man was taken to bellevue hospital for a psychiatric exam and charged with assault. the woman did suffer just a few scrapes and bruises and is certainly grateful to this camden police officer. >> right place at the right >> still to come on "action news" at 4:00 it's a wildfire that's now twice the size of san francisco. the help from mother nature firefighters on the front lines are getting in northern california. >> and coming up in big talkers today, who you going to call to put a smile on kids' face? well, how about the ghost busters? i'll tell
>> ♪♪ >> new at 4:30, police in smyrna arrested five people and are looking for three others in an elaborate nationwide rental theft scam. authorities say 63-year-old verna nowell headed up the scam. she and ronald miles, jr. what arrested last week. ronald miles sr. chase madden and shirley watson were arrested today. police say nowell paid people she met over the internet in nigeria to create fake ads for rental properties. police are now looking for three more people in connection with the case. they all live in kent and new castle counties. if you recognize them you're asked to call smyrna police. >> firefighters in northern california are beginning to make progress on this wildfire
which has forced more than 12,000 people out of their homes. the fire tripled in size over the weekend. it's now roughly twice the size of the city of san francisco. lower temperatures and high humidity have helped on the front lines, though. that fire is now just about 12 percent contained. >> ♪♪ on health check at 4:00 today, saves people after cardiac arrest and stroke may improve kidney transplants. cooling the bodies of diseased donors before the organs are transplanted help those kidneys start up faster. in almost half of kidney transplants there's a delayed start and sometimes those organs never function completely but in this test, the mild hypothermia worked so well the trial was stopped early so all patients could get it. >> here at the big board with the big talkers and today is big call to ban big game hunting in the wake of the killing of cecil the lion by a minnesota dentist. today a local doctor is also
under fire. this is john seski the director of the gynecologic oncology in pittsburgh. authorities in zimbabwe are accusing him of killing a lion way bow and arrow in a restricted area. friends tell "action news" dr. companies suspect key is an avid big game hunter. today he's nowhere to be found. sim back way has suspended bow and arrow hunting and the hunting of lions elephants in an area popular with tourists and today tens of thousands of people have signed a petition to ban hunters from bringing home trophies killed. u.s. citizens book more african hunting trips than anyone else in the world and 64 percent of them bring home their lion trophies. this is one for all the parents out there of picky eaters and i imagine there are a few of you. a study shows nearly every family has one but for could that fussiness be a sign of something more serious? no
need for alarm if your little one only eats a few foods now but a new study in the journal of pediatrics shows that severe picky eaters could be more likely to exhibit increased symptoms of anxiety social anxiety and depression and that that can last into adulthood. >> don't know that picking eating causes psychiatric symptoms and we want to be careful not to overstate that connection but i think it's a first good initial study. >> tips to getting your picky eater to eat more adventurous foods, dietitians suggest have fun with food textures and shapes add different spices and make dining together a more positive experience. finally, who are you going call when you need a smile? ghost busters of course. the all female cast of the upcoming ghost busters remake visited tufts medical center in mass ms. this weekend to cheer up the children who are staying there. melissa mccarthy kristen wig
showed up and snapped photos. the movie is filming in boston. they took time out to spread a little love and smiles. patients big and small who could use a little cheer. >> put a smile on my face and i wasn't there. thanks very much. let's get a check on the roads right now from another guy that makes us smile day in and day out even though he often delivers bad news matt pelman. >> down right terrible news. we wish these delays would ghost but i don't think they're going to vanish any time soon brian and especially here on the eastbound vine. it's a solid line from the schuylkill out to 95. extra heavy this afternoon because of that new traffic pattern on the northbound side of 95 in the work zone and girard. we've been having a tough time getting used to that today and it's causing extra heavy delays on northbound 95 that are spilling back onto the eastbound vine that are spilling back onto the schuylkill. as you head towards the schuylkill on the westbound side of 676 you can see there's a crash sticking out into the right lane. once you get onto 76
westbound's not so bad but eastbound here by spring garden you see the heavy delays headed toward the vine street expressway. but positive updates on the ramps here at spring garden street. today they reopened the ramp from spring garden to the westbound lanes. had been closed all last week. and we were hearing they were goesy going to close this ramp from the eastbound schuylkill to spring garden round the clock through the middle of next week. now turns out they're only going to do that during the overnight hours so that's definitely good news but 9 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. that ramp will be closed. getting better here on 95 northbound in delco. down to about app six minute northbound delay which is a lot better than it was earlier. 95 northbound by washington avenue there's a crash on the shoulder and a crash in deptford township closing delsea drive this afternoon at essex boulevard. stick to good intender road to get around that. we always have good intent but sometimes it doesn't work out quite that well. >> what a great address that would be. >> yes. >> good intents road. >> all good, all the time. >> that's right. just on our street, though. ahead on "action news" at 4:00 with what's the deal, we've got low budget ways to
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>> ♪♪ >> now that accuweather forecast. meteorologist cecily tynan. some decidedly august type conditions out there. >> yes. 92 degrees so far the high in philadelphia. could hit 90 again tomorrow making that the eighth day of our heat wave but that's it. >> working hard. >> let's go to where the action cam was. earlier today really a beautiful shot of the fountain at logan square seeing blue skies and sunshine and yes it's definitely hot out there and storm tracker6 live double scan showing that most of our area is rain free but we do have a couple downpours
popping up currently in northern berks county right north of 222 near kutztown. you can see how it's all moving up to the northwest moving into the lehigh valley. this is ahead of a cold front that will be moving through overnight and tomorrow and what this will do is ends our heat wave but today a full week now of heat wave number three. so far our high in philadelphia 92 degrees. the hottest days the first two days last tuesday and wednesday when we hit 93 degrees but the end is in sight if you don't like the heat. currently in philadelphia nine were degrees. in trenton, millville and wilmington, 90. allentown not quite that warm, 86 and avalon with that sea breeze really a lot cooler at the shore with a high -- a current temperature i should say of 80 degrees but dewpoints show that at the shore although it's a lot cooler it's also a lot more humid, dewpoints right along the beach with that ocean influence in the 70's. inland in philadelphia dewpoint not too bad 58 degrees. most of the region in the low 60's and that's slightly
humid. so the humidity is up from over the weekend but it's really not oppressive. now, satellite6 along with action radar show what i'm tracking is a cold front across the great lakes. ahead of it we have some clouds and some spotty showers. doesn't like like we'll see a lot of activity and tonight though can't rule out the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm in spots. elsewhere though just partly cloudy, a warm night 68 degrees and cooler suburbs 75 degrees for center city and future tracker showing tomorrow morning at 9:30 temperatures already in the 80's along the i-95 corridor and areas to the south and east. as we head into the afternoon temperatures around 90 again likely the last day in our heat wave. so, we have had this pattern with the jet stream well up to the north known as a ridge of high pressure. what will happen as we head towards the end of the week. big dip in the jet stream, big trough and that will bring much cooler conditions. also we're looking at the potential for some heavy rain thursday night into friday. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow hot and humid again.
a high near 90. if we that hit that, that's day eight of our heat wave. on wednesday still a warm day but not quite as hot with a high of 88 degrees. on thursday this is when you'll notice the changes. it clouds up with rain developing. our afternoon high on the cool side only 80 degrees and friday we have the potential for some heavy rain with showers and thunderstorms the high 79 and saturday haven't had a cool saturday for awhile. mostly cloudy and cool, 79 degrees. we're back up to 82 degrees on sunday with clouds and some sunshine. and monday mostly sunny, continued on the cool side a little bit with a high of 84 degrees. so, once we get past wednesday, we can turn off the air conditioning units give them a little bit of a break. >> yeah, they could use it cecily thank you very much. >> what's the deal is coming up next. if you're looking to sell your home you don't want to miss this one. >> black black one
>> if you're looking to sell your howls it is a red hot market with median prices at an all time high. a few simple changes can increase the value of your home. watch what works for a local family. >> i happen to love this house. i don't know why people aren't looking at it. >> reporter: this family eager to sell their four bedroom mount holly, new jersey house so they can move closer to mom heather's job in philadelphia. initially listing it for $325,000 they've already dropped the price twice. but so far not one bite. enter home design expert christian lemieux. >> hi, guys. >> reporter: step one, make a grand entrance. it can boost your home's value by as much as 17 percent. >> the exterior of your house that's the first impression a buyer will get. >> reporter: christianian just spending $200 on paint and primer taking that first impression from this to this. step two think neutral.
get rid of any dark or vibrant colors. >> white paint goes such a long way. you're allowing people to picture themself in your space. >> reporter: look at what happened when she neutralized the family kitchen. step three dee clutter and dee personalize. she says too many family photos and houseplants make it harder for buyers to imagine themselves at home. investing just $100 in storage bins took the area around the fireplace from this to this. >> toll you what. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my gosh. it looks so much bigger. >> reporter: independent real estate agent greed. >> based on the before and after, i think people will be willing to spend about 10 to 15,000 more. they did a good job. >> saying now they want to stay in the house. finally they say no good deed goes unpunished and that's exactly the case for a police officer in michigan. the officer was trying to help a baby skunk whose head was stuck in a discarded yogurt
container. you can see him pull the crash offer the skunk's head but then he forced his well, forced his way out of the way and, yeah, the skunk sprayed him. police say the guy actually lucked out. the skunk was a baby so his spraying powers not quite as strong. >> well, i mean, it's not really a spray, maybe it's like a spritz but it's still skunk. >> it stinks regardless. hope you'll join me along with adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is next. >> see you tonight.
>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody meteorologist cecily tynan rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪♪ >> monday night. the big story on "action news" is the continuing heat wave that carried right through the weekend into the start of the work week. >> and the humidity is beginning to creep back in. meteorologist cecily tynan joins us outside now with details from accuweather. cecily the heat is on again. >> monica and rick, the heat has been on for a full week now. so far in philadelphia we reached 92 degrees today. this is the seventh day of heat wave number three. fortunately although it's been a long heat wave, temperatures
haven't been that hot. the highest days the first two days last tuesday and wednesday when we hit 93 degrees. right now in philadelphia it's 91 degrees. temperatures have dropped a little bit in trenton and wilmington down to 88 degrees. allentown 86, millville 89. still holding at 90 in dover and with that sea breeze finally kicking up at the jersey shore avalon currently a lot cooler than inland. it's 80 degrees. dewpoints though have been creeping up over the weekend. we had a very dry air mass over the weekend with dewpoints in the 40's and 50's. now dewpoints are rising up generally in the low 60's. that's slightly humid. dewpoints are in the 70's along the coast with that ocean influence. so it's not oppressive humidity but it's uncomfortable for some people. but there are some changes on the way. satellite6 along with action radar showing there's a cold front across the great lakes. ahead of it some cloud cover some isolated showers and thunderstorms, not expecting