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minutes ago about 15 armed police officers wearing body armor entered a house four away from where this incident took place. they are expected to clarify a charge. jahlil goldsboro was taken into custody for discharging a firearm. >> it was just before tuberculosis 30 that police found a boy shot in the head, it was in this unit on it's 700 block of townsend place, and he was rushed to the hospital, family members told us -- >> he is still in critical condition. they wants to keep monitoring him, he is breathing on the tubes, they are breathing for him. >> beginning overnight into the daytime hours, investigators searched the surroundings and afterning a warnirant, and a
woman that operates a day care. >> terrible, you know unbelievable. it's the time we live in. >> the increase in wilmington gun violence, the motivation for the stop the violence prayer foundation, the group runs an outreach program that includes a boy scout troop and tutoring center. >> we are praying for everybody in the community, pray that this gun violence stops and we are out here constantly. >> well, back live right now, we told you about five ten minutes ago a number of armed police officers entered a house near the house four down from the house where today this morning's incident took place. this is video of that, it's not clear how this relates to that story, hopefully we'll get clarity here when the police speak in a short period of time,
we know that a 24-year-old man jahlil goldsboro is taken into custody and charged with the possession of a firearm that injured the child this morning. the prayer vigil is expected to go on this evening at 7:00. monica? >> thank you john. >> an ocean county man has pleaded guilty to murdering his mother more than two years ago p. that brian cassidy killed his mom gail conway in 2014, her body was found in lakewood and that she died of head trauma. congressman, chaka fattah, made his first appearance in federal court and officials photographed and fingerprinted him before he faced a judge, prosecutors say he paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with charity donations and
nonprofit. david henry was at the courthouse for the hearing and will have more in a live report coming up at 6:00. family and friends of slain police officer, moses walker jr. honored him with a ceremony, those gathered prayed together and released balloons for officer walker, he was shot and killed in a robbery attempt while walking to a bus stop after his shift on this very day back on 2012. >> he loved the commune and loved the church and loved the family. returning to the forecast, the heat continues in our region as we deal with another day in the 9:00. cecily tynan is back with a look at the accuweather forecast.
>> today was the fourth day of the fourth heat way of the year, it peaked with a high of 94 and so far today the high in philadelphia, 94 degrees, 6 degrees above normal. we have more cloud cover moving in and that dropped the temperature in philadelphia, down to 88 degrees, it's hotter in allentown and reading 87 and wilmington 86, and winds off the ocean in the southeast, it's cooler and millville 83, and cape may 82, and dew points feel almost as hot as philadelphia on the beach in cape may right now. the heat index in philadelphia 91 degrees and the humidity is increasing over the next three days. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are storm free, if you look across centsral pennsylvania, you can see showers and thunderstorms
bubbling up from the south and this is ahead of a cold front moving at a snail's pace and not moving through until friday, ahead of that it's unsettled and tonight if you head to citizens bank park for the phillies game, it's looking nice, likely dry and humid, and at the first pitch 85 degrees and ninth inning, 81 degrees. what is ahead? temperatures drop down to the 80s and the heat way will likely be ending tomorrow however the humidity will be oppressive. we are talking about tropical humidity and with the cold front moving closer, several days of drenching scattered thunderstorms i'll let you know the best chance of getting wet weather where you live coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you. you can rely on 6abc.com/weather, live storm tracker weather shows you the minutes changes as they happen: authorities in middletown township, buck county are
looking for a thief that swiped dozens of practices from a high end retailer, they released this surveillance vernon odom inside of the oxford mall, she some how stole 86 braz, the estimated worth of the goods $4600, if you recognize the woman are you asked to call police. when pope francis comes to our region he will rest his head at the st. charles seminary, some people excited about the pontiff's stay, who just moved into the dorms today. matt o'donnell was there. >> reporter: orientation somewhat resembles what secular college students experience, but this quite clearly is a different calling and enrolling this year, here is like hitting a religious jackpot, pope
francis will reside in this building for two days next month. >> when i applied for seminary, i was not thinking about it, and that they had something planned here, but i thought it was an awesome experience to be able to see him. >> the 52 new seminarians a 20% increase from last year have two years of theological side study, one from the holy father himself. >> the pope is from latin america and you can, relate to him more he speaks the language. >> one against "action news" requested to see the living quarters for pope francis and once again we were told no way. because of security measures, they would not even tell us which wing of the build that pope francis is staying in but we know that his room will have air conditioning and his
presence will enrich the studies of these future priests forever. >> i'm sure they will never forget the experience to be able to welcome pope francis to the seminary. >> enrollment increases three fold this year, and the archdiocese believes that is directly related to the new pope. matt o'donnell, channel 6 "action news." >> anticipation is building and "action news" is in arm teen aall week visiting pope francis' home town, jim gardner is in buenos aires learning more about the neighborhoods and the people that helped to shape pope francis and his views, watch the live reports coming up at 6:00 and 11:00. you can always get updated on the pope's upcoming visit by following at 6 abc pope on twitter. we are posting the latest news, tips and pictures as we prepare for the arrival of pope francis. time now for the check of
the "action news" traffic report, now to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> if are you preparing for someone to arrive home. if you drive on 472 westbound you are stuck in this huge jam on the westbound side, because of an accidents approaching royersford, a vehicle overturned into the grassy median and the westbound traffic is barely moving along. as you can see the jam starts the whole way back at 23, speaking of which, 23 is closed and a short chunk of it, by king of prussia because of downed wires in the overnight hours, 202 is an alternate around that. and the crash near fayette street is cleared out and the crash at the main line in wynnewood and a crash in the southbound lanes of roosevelt boulevard by the oxford circle, over on 295, the crash is cleared from the southbound
lanes by the black horse pike and speeds are in the 20s, and by the library, look for a rake at blackwood avenue, we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. still to come, on "action news" at 5:00, the flavors of electronic cigarettes are attracting unintended users, ali gorman has the result of a new survey that experts call alarming. that and much more cecily is back with a closer look at the forecast and some relief from the heat. when "action news" at 5:00 continues.
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authoritied battling these massive wild fires out west have activated the military and asked for foreign help, it's the first time the military is mobilized for fire suppression since 2006. and the national guard has joined efforts in the state. and surveillance video saw a man in a yellow shirt carrying a
backpack, is the bomber in bangkok, you can see him taking off the backpack and walking away, the bombing killed 20 people and injured hundreds of others, the bomb went off at the ferry pier in bangkok today and fortunately nobody was hurt. and jimmy carter plans to talk about his recent cancer diagnose on thursday, he revealed a surgery to remove a small mass from his liver revealed that the cancer spread to other parts of his body he plans to undergo treatment at emery health care. we have more about e cigarettes and their impact on teenagers, ali gorman is at the big board with important information for parents. ali? >> reporter: electronic cigarettes were sold as an
alternative for adults that want to quit smoking, they are popular because in part some have flavors like cotton candy and bubble gum and a new serve an at 10 los angeles high schools revealed that those that use them are ten times more likely to switch to regular cigarettes. >> the uptick in adolescent e-cigarette use could down the road lead to a new generation of tobacco smokers. >> the study doesn't prove that it's a gateway to tobacco use but it bolsters the argument that it should be strictly regulated by the fda. and we know that sunscreen is vital to prevent sun damage
down the road, but caitlyn got damage in one day. she always covered up because of her fair skin but one year two years ago she forgot to apply it to her face and she got sun burn, the redness went away but she got dark patches, her doctor says that the birth control pill adds to the problem. >> the estrogen she was on adds to the pigmentation that makes it worse after a sun burn. >> caitlyn has tried several treatments but her skin is still discolored. it's a lesson to why people need sunscreen every day, one bad afternoon is all it takes and it's again important to protect your skin. >> thank you ali, meantime kids in princeton are learning about fruit and where it comes from, it's all part of the read and
the irs breach found in may effected twice as many as first thought. the irs said that thieves stole information from a system called get transcripts, as parts of a scheme to get fraudulent tax refunds. >> sprint is the latest wireless company, in an it is ending two year contracts for customers, they will phase out the agreements during the year. verizon stopped a few days ago and t-mobile stopped a few years ago and that means they will get fewer subsidies and could mean for more competitive pricing for monthly bills. starbuck is changing the
recipe for their popular pumpkin spice latte and is adding real pumpkin, up until now it was flavored with spices, and now when the latte returns this fall it will contain real pumpkin puree and no caramel coloring. the philadelphia orchestra will be dazzling this fall, they will present fantasia as part of their season as well as tchaikovskys the nut cracker and have snowflakes flying through the audience, the gala is september 30th at the kimmel center. by the way disney is the parent company of abc. now sky 6 hd over the ben franklin bridge, some clouds up above. and cecily tynan has accuweather. narrator: first pat toomey
voted to defund planned parenthood - risking health care for millions of women. now republicans want to shut down the government - to block funding for planned parenthood. what would a shutdown mean for pennsylvania? veteran: will anyone be there to process my veterans benefits? senior: what will that do to social security and medicare? mom: will i be able to get my daughter into head start? small business woman: what about small business loans? narrator: tell senator toomey - stand up for planned parenthood health care - not a government shutdown.
time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, we are still broiling now and we may be nearing the end of it. the heat wave will be ending and it could get more humid and unsettled. right now stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are rain free and there are thunderstorms north of harrisburg and another cell in southern baltimore and things get more active as we
head through the week. today we hit 91 degrees, so far this year, our 26th day of temperatures in the 90s and it is a relatively hot summer and the average number of 90 degree days 23 and typically we get 27 for the entire year, we are only one day away from that. temperatures have adopted to the 80s except for allentown at 90 but philadelphia 88 and wilmington 6-and millville 83 and with the wind off the ocean, cape may is the current temperature is 81 degrees, today say warm and humid night, really stuffy and 79 is the low in philadelphia and 69 in allentown and 79 in wilmington and the boardwalk in atlantic city, 74 degrees and people are cranking their air conditioners, and could have a spotty thunderstorm and could be widespread, there is a lot of unsettled weather on the way, the main weather maker
is across the plain states and there is the cold front making it toward chicago and that is moving at a snails pace, all of this activity is bubbling up to the south and west and that is moving our way as we head through the week, ranking our days as a percentage of rain, looking at a high probable as the cold front moves through, we are increasing until then, holding out at a 30% chance of a shower depending how far to the east that front will move, if it stays close to the shore we have a better chance of showers, i talked about tropical depression number four likely to become tropical storm danny, well it did. it's moving west at 12 miles per hour, it's 1600 miles east of the windward islands and it looks like danny is moving into favorable conditions for development, warm water and not a lot of wind shear, by thursday
danny could become a hurricane and by the weekend it could become a category 2 hurricane but well to the east of the windward islands by then, but i'll continue to track it. the five-day at 5:00, the heat wave is over tomorrow but not a nice day, warm and very sticky with scattered thunderstorms and 87 degrees and thursday a chance of scattered thunderstorms and heavy thunderstorms and 84 degrees, with the cold front moving over us, 82 degrees and heavy downpours and thunderstorms, heading into the weekend the possibility of a pop-up shower and otherwise a mixture of clouds and sunshine and temperatures in the mid-80s, and i'll let you know what to expect next week. the heat wave will be ending tomorrow. >> good riddance to it. still to come, donald trump takes command of the white house and it's double digit lead that
"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. believe it or not hotel rooms are still available, how hotels will resort to marketing campaigns. and a scuffle and shooting in west philadelphia, two men that police are looking for after this fights broke out at a corner store. >> and a warning for easy pass users, the fake emails that could cost pass holders big bucks. >> now the details, we are less than six week as way from the pope's visit to philadelphia, if you thought that every hotel room was booked think again. some hotels are saying that is far from the case in fact. sara bloomquist is live with more tonight. >> reporter: hi there rick, i am
here outside of the senesta hotel, at 18th and market, this is one of the hotels with rooms still available, hotels are expected to sellout and some did, but with the papal visit fast approaching, some hotels are making a push to let people know there are still places to stay at reduced rates. >> center city still has vailability. >> hotel managers tell "action news" that hotel rooms are stillable in center city in the wake of the papal visit and the world meeting of families. they expected to sell out fast. >> i think people thought it would be a nightmare, the whole week of the meeting of families as well as the pope visit. >> some have a minimum night stay, for the papal weekend we have 70 to 85 rooms available
per night, it fluctuates on different nights friday through sunday but there is quite a bit of available. the senesta is putting out word that they have availability. and should not let tight security keep them away. >> i hear that a lot of security has scared people away, and that is understandable, but we want to tell people we are open for business and we still have rooms available. >> and hotel managers say that hotel prices are reduced to the price of any convention, not $1,000 a night. i think those types of rates were out there sara but you'll see that the hotels have reduced the rates, they are looking anywhere from $250 to $480 depend on the day of the week and things like that. >> and that is probably a standard rate during the city for any convention.
>> reporter: now the world meeting of family organizers could not give us exact numbers, as to how many hotel rooms city wide are still available but there are rooms available for under $100 using a discount website, and watch for the hotels to start promotional campaigns, to let people know there are places to stay and at the reduced rates. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. police want your help finding two men they think were behind a shooting in west philadelphia, this is video of the incident, it happened at 56th and arch. you can see two men begin a fight with the victim, one man pulls a handgun and never fires it and then both victims ran off, several shots were heard later, if you know these men you are asked to call philadelphia
police. police are looking for the man who was shot in the face in the tioga-nicetown section, he was shot in the face and ran to a nearby pizza shop for help and collapsed inside. no word on a suspect or motive. senator menendez delivered a blow to the nuclear deal with iran. he said he will vote against the agreement and vote to override the veto. and that comes after remarks by senator schummer, there is enough votes to shoot down the deal in congress but it's unclear if the presidential veto could be overridden. the newest national poll putted businessman, donald trump solidly in the lead for the republican nomination for president, the poll shows one out of every four republican
voters want trump in the white house. florida governor, jeb bush is in second place with 13% of the vote. trump has won the parties trust on several key issues, they trust him most to handle the economy and 44% trust him to handle illegal immigration and 42% trust him most to handle isis. comedian rosie o'donnell claims her daughter is missing she was last seen a week ago in rockland, new york, with her therapy dog, police are looking for chelsea since sunday and this afternoon they say she is not classified as a missing person but the investigation is underway. two people are making history in the u.s. military as the first female u.s. army rangers, they started the
notoriously tough ranger test, and the courts are still challenging only 40% of male students pass each year. >> we are always evolving and the army is number one in making history. >> the women will graduate this friday and wear the prestigious ranger tab on their uniforms but until now they are not allowed to serve as rangers, secretary of defense ash carter has until next year to decide whether to change that. there is a new warning about fake emails that could cost you money, they appear to be alerted from the popular toll collection company, easy pass, but it's a scam to get your information, millions of people use the easy pass, a transponder that is used to stay on the highways and quickly pass through the tolls, now they are being targeted by
scammers, the phishy email is going around demanding you appear in court for an unpaid toll. when you click on the attachment to pay, it's all a game to get access to your commuter and information. >> it's absolutely a classic phish and what they bank on is sheer numbers. because though are sending that spam email to literally millions of people. of course the question is what can you do? the advice is to avoid anything with an attachment, or anything asking for personal information is a spam email, the tip is take a closer look at the senders email, it may say easy pass, if you hover over it, it may not look like anything from an actual toll authority. police in rehoboth beach are looking for the man that robbed
a restaurant there, it happened at hobo restaurant, he took a bottle of beer and a credit card, and used it in scranton and york earlier this month. anybody with information is asked to call rehoboth beach police. from our new jersey newsroom, one of the survivors of the massacre in virginia tech is bringing her message to our area. christina alderson spoke in sewell today. she was one of the most serious survivors from that shooting in 2011. it was a day like no other, and then heard the shots in the hallway and the shooter came into the hallway. >> he didn't say anything, didn't pause just started shooting and it felt quick and intentional and downed people one by one by one. >> she was hit three times and
after recovering she returned to virginia tech and graduated. rowan college is celebrating its expansion with a renaming ceremony, college renamed burlington county college as rowan college of burlington county. students and parents were here in mount laurel. to enjoy a day at the college circle. one power ball ticket in new jersey, is now a millionaire, one ticket matched all five white numbers but not the power ball, 3, 13, 17, 42 and 52 and the power ball was 4, that ticket shoulder at the lukoil is now worth a million dollars, and wednesday's jackpot rolled over to $80 million.
time for a check of the evening commute out there, matt pellman is live now from the traffic center with the winners and losers. >> take it to a quick ride home, it's 95 in delco with big delays from the southbound side to the airport from this point at the blue route, this is now off to the side and police are on the scene. it's giving you the extra slow southbound speeds, also extra slow on 422 westbound this afternoon now a solid jam from 202, on out to approaching royersford, with the overturned vehicle against in the median and a crash in winfield heights, monments road, the closest landmark there, channel 6, taking out the lane, a building fire in burlington, blocking the southbound lanes of 130, and federal street is the alternate, and a downed poll at lbi, bay avenue gets you around that one.
>> matt thank you. much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight, we have developing news from the phillies, the injury that they said sidelined a rookie for several weeks. and a scare in michigan, a 550 ton animal that ends up in an abandoned building. i am tracking cooler weather on the way but it comes at a price. i'll explain in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues. blinds to go's summer celebration sale's so hot you're gonna need shades. not those shades.
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use a -- the photographer was kicked off the property. officials in indonesia found the recorders from a deadly plane crash, it crashed in the mountains of indonesia a. everyone is believed to have died. the plane lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff, authorities say there was no indication that a distress call was ever made. they hope the recorders determine the cause of the crash. a motorcycle was hit by a bolt of lightning and officials say that a helmet saved his life. he does not remember the moment it happened but a witness saw the whole thing. >> it hit him and all of a sudden he went limp, he went limp on the bike, i thought personally he was dead. >> the lightning sent him flying into the air and broke three ribs and punctures hid lung, the
helmet saved him in the crash. some bad news for the phillies tonight, one of the team's most promising players hurt and could be out for a while. >> they will be caution with miguel franco. the roster is up and he is missing, the team placed him on the disabled list with a broken bone on the left wrist, he has not played since he was hit in arizona last week, they said the x-ray was negative, and another one shows a broken bone. >> i don't know whether he will be able to be back by the end of the year or not. but we'll be cautious with him, we have to be as cautious as we can, he is too important for us. as for chase utley's case, it's likely he will finish with the team but is open to hearing more
offers, he leads off tonight against toronto. eagles will have special guests at camp tomorrow but today they practiced amongst themselves, jaime apody is live with the team at training camp. >> reporter: tomorrow the monotony of eagles practice will all change, that is when the eagles welcome the ravens to town to be their practice partners before they become their opponents, keiko alonso is back for the first time since suffering the concussion, he refused to talk to reporters despite three times on our part. i enjoyed watching the receiver drills, catching balls thrown behind them and ball that are thrown too high. that is how most of the balls were thrown to them on sunday. that brings us to a question for jordan matthews, who has the
best hop on the receiving core. >> who had the best hops? >> oh man 81 probably. >> wait a second you are 81. >> we got a lot of guys, nelson is bouncy and athletic and josh has a really nice hop, white man can't jump. reilly cooper. >> reporter: how about that about reilly cooper. and he stayed after practice to catch balls from the jug machine while lie on his back, not sure when he'll have that opportunities in a game. more coming up in training camp mode here, live in south philadelphia, jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> we'll talk to you then. former flyer, danny briere has retired, he spent 17 seasons in the nhl, when you hear they are
leaving to spend time with their family, it can sound hollow. but with briere it's true. >> being away from the kids and the family is tough. a big part of reason for putting a stop now is spending more time with them, the boys are in high school and they don't have a lot of time left at home and i done want to miss anymore time with them. what does a major league baseball cost, it's worth spilling a beer and not worth your life or your child's life, this towering home run to left field, the fan was so determined to get the baseball, he with child in tow nearly taking a header, holdon, hold on, i will give dad credit, an incredible arm and shoulder muscle, an usher comes over and buddy you
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>> it's muggy and the heat is sticking around for a while. i was going to have a pool party but with temperatures in the 90s, i can't do it. >> we'll show up any way. >> right now stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are rain free and there are thunderstorms a few south of baltimore, but at this point we are looking quiet out there, but it's a warm day, the high in philadelphia hit 92 and now 88 and 90 in allentown unreading 87 and millville 83 and it's sea breeze off the ocean, cape may 81 degrees, however closer to the ocean southeast of the i-95 corridor, dew points in the west in the 60s, but the next three days we are getting the winds strengt n strengthening in the southeast. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we are getting a
little cloud cover here and there, and looking across pennsylvania, the carolinas and scattered showers and thunderstorms, the main weather maker is the storm system that is currently in the midwest, it is moving at a snails pace, we are not clearing out the high humidity until this whole cold front moves through and that will not likely happen until friday, tomorrow grab the umbrellas, we are not talking about all day rain, but a tropical downpour could crop up any time of the day and spotty showers and thursday really the same situation, spotty showers and thunderstorms and very active on friday, this is what to expect the next three days, rounds of showers and thunderstorms, the humidity is tropical and you'll feel the moisture in the air, the high moisture content in the air, it could bring 1 to 3 inches of rain, and could cause the
possibility of localized flash flooding, the exclusive accuweather forecast, the heat wave is over tomorrow and it's impressive with the humidity, the clouds and thunderstorms but not all day rain. the same scenario on thursday and the high drops down to 84 and friday is the high is 82 degree, the most ac tifr day as the cold front slips through with showers and thunderstorms and the weekend looks pretty good, the front will stall off the eastern seaboard, throwing clouds our way and mixing with sun and a pop-up shower a possible over the weekend and temperatures in the mid really and early next week, 87 and tuesday a high of 86 degrees, people that don't like the high heat will be happy with this forecast. but the next three days are not pretty. more "action news" after
and a court appearance for congressman, chaka fattah, he faced a indictment for racketeering charges, he pled not guilty at a center city courthouse. >> reporter: congressman chaka fattah tried to keep out of sight as he turned himself in well ahead of his hearing and leftclaiming his innocence. he seemed more concerned with the eagles