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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon rick is on assignment i'm sara bloomquist we begin with noon with breaking news, a grand jury has voted
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against filing charges against two new jersey police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man, the deadly encounter in bridgeton was captured by a dash-cam in december. 36-year-old jerome reed defied officer's ordered by stepping out of a car but had his hands raised. the officers say they feared for their lives and they both opened fire killing reed. again a new jersey grand jury voted not to file charges. david henry is following this story and we'll have details at 4:00. chopper 6 hd over breaking news from the manayunk section of the city where this large crane has toppled over, it happened within of the last 30 minutes on cotton street in manayunk, medics are on the scene and we know from a police source that the crane operator
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has suffered minor injuries, just facial abrasions, it's unclear where exactly the crane is located. it looks like construction was going on here near railroad tracks, but a large crane here has tipped over here in the manayunk section of the city, this is 1 cotton street, we are just gathering the details, it looks like the canal is over there on your screen and yes it's the schuylkill river, there is construction here in the manayunk section of the city, again we are told only minor injuries to the crane operator, but a very large crane overturning, not far from main street there, we'll continue to monitor the situation in manayunk and bring you the information on air and online at
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6abc.com. accuweather is tracking another steamy and stormy afternoon. sky 6 hd looking at your center city skyline, meteorologist, david murphy has the latest conditions from the "action news" big board. david it's really humid out there. >> really humid again and the humidity has not gone down at all over the last 4 hours, with the cold front closer to us out west we are starting to pop some instability showers, the big one in south jersey but the one that draws your eye is the one in dover and they have a tendency to push to the north and by gettysburg this bun is pushing to the east. one could pop up in this air mass and give you problems on the roads. the wide view on stormtracker 6 live double scan, shows you the
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frontal boundary is out to the west and slowly advancing to the east today and tonight and in through the first part of tomorrow, in during that long time, we'll be in and out of periods with heavy downpours, 87 in philadelphia, 86 in allentown and 81 in cape may, as you mentioned it is humid and dew points are in the area and some spots in the 70s and it's still on the oppressive side. we'll be back with more on future tracker 6 on how they will progress today and tonight and then an improvement in the forecast for the weekend. reaction is pouring in today from phillies fans after the official word that chase utley is headed to the dodgers, "action news" reporter, katherine scott is talking to fans about the trade today, she joins us live from citizens bank park, hi katherine. >> reporter: yes, chase utley has done a lot for the team and
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for the city and fans are sorry to see him go, many we spoke to are not surprise sd by the trade but dispointed all the same. >> phillies fans woke up this morning with heavy hearts, six time all-star second base man chase utley is traded to the los angeles dodgers, it was rumored but now it's official. >> why would they trade chase utley, he is the best second baseman that they ever had. why would they trade him. >> he got a standing ovation nonetheless and tipped his hat to the crowd. the team is turning over a new leaf, and hopefully he will have fun playing with jimmy rollins again. >> he was the last veteran playing at the stadium and a huge part of the team that won the world series and was involved in the community off the field and has raised
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awareness about animal cruelty. >> it's not changing uniforms but it's about leaving the city, that has given so much to me over the course of 12 or 13 years that i have been here. >> it's a city he loves and a city that loves him back. >> think when he comes back and plays in philly he'll get the same response as jimmy rollins got. >> of course jimmy rollins and chase utley will be reunited in california and fans were excited about that given the circumstances, it gives them a reason to root for the donors in the post season. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> all right we'll miss him thank you. well, a busy road is closed in bucks county because of a serious accident, two vehicles collided on 611 in warrington, chopper 6 hd shows us the heavy
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damage to this pickup truck. they had to close the road at kelly road, both drivers were transported to the hospital. now to developing news about former president, jimmy carter, he has just reveal that his cancer has spread to his brain and he plans to begin radiation treatment today. marcy gonzales was there for the announcement, she joins us live now from the carter center in atlanta. >> he was open and even up beat as he shared details of his diagnosis and thoughts of what is ahead. former president, jimmy carter, still smiling as he detailed his melanoma diagnosis, first discovered during liver surgery. >> it's already in full in my brain so that night until the next day until i came up to
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emery, i just thought i had a few weeks left, i was surprisingly at ease. you know i have had a wonderful life. >> speaking this morning the 90-year-old is explaining he is fighting the disease going in for his first radiation treatment on his brain today. >> i feel good, i haven't felt any weakness or disability. the pain is slight. >> carter's father and all three siblings died of pancreatic cancer and he talked about his family and history. >> my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president. >> and his regrets. >> i wish i had sent one more helicopter to get the hostages and i would have been reelected. that may have interfered with the foundation of the carter
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center. >> reporter: saying he and his wife of 69 years rose lynn are taking a step back from their work at the carter sensor as they take on this battle. >> i'm at ease whatever comes. >> he is optimistic saying he still feels he has a lot of work left to do. channel 6 "action news," back to you. >> thank you. this afternoon philadelphia mayor, michael nutter, will provide an update on the city's plans for the pope visit next month, he is set to start talking at 12:30, we'll stream his announcements live on 6abc.com. and in preparation for the pope's arrival we learn more about his home town in argentina. jim gardner is working there today. >> reporter: i am in the saint elmo neighborhood, a big plaza surrounded by shops and stores
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and has a bohemian kind of feel, it reminds me of northern liberties in philadelphia. we'll take you inside of the apartment where pope francis lived years ago when he was director of the jesuit college, that is coming up on "action news" at 6:00 tonight. the coverage of the pope's upcoming vista long with jim gardner's reports from argentina can be found at 6abc.com/pope, and we have the information you need to know including the maps and security zones all for the pope's visit. coming up in september. still to come on "action news" at noon, police are investigating a deadly attack involving two women at a supermarket. a gift card mistake gave two women license to spend big time at bloomingdales.
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the u.s. forest service is mourning three firefighters that tied while battling a wild fire
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in washington state. it happened yesterday. and today we learned their vehicle crashed and was likely overtaken by the flames, firefighters say it's difficult to stay on the front lines knowing three of their own died doing the exact same thing. >> it hurts and tears you apart and at the same time we would want to do what they would want and that is to finish the job. one firefighter was critically injured with severe burns. the governor has declared a state of emergency. it's a mystery as to why one woman stabbed another woman to death at a supermarket. wendy budrow died in the attack yesterday. she was the mother of five, they are still trying to establish a motive, so far there is no indication that the women even
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knew each other. regal cinemas are checking bags now, after two attacks in theaters this summer. regal says that all backpacks and bags are subject to inspection before customers aallowed into the theater. bloomingdale customers mistakenly received 200,000 there in gift cards, one shopper used to by diamonds and a louie vaton before anybody caught on. still to come, researchers have figured out why the obesity gene makes some people fat and a local woman says a simple test may have saved her life. the screening that caught an early sign of cancer coming up next.
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home sales continue to rise last month at the strong of the pace in eight years, a national association of realtors said that existing home sales raised 2% in july and steady loan rates are encouraging people to purchase. scientists are determining why a gene tied to obesity makes people fat.
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they have known since 2007 that the gene fto is related to weight gain, a faulty version of the gene causes the food to be stored as fat rather than burned. the new study is published in the new england version of medicine. it was picked up too late and now there is hope of turning the tide, in today's art of the aging report, tamala edwards tells us about this effort. >> reporter: for 40 years cheryl was a pack a day smoker. >> i had quit for three months and nine months and always ended up going back, after a close friend develop sd lung cancer a doctor recommended a ct scan, she felt fine but the test showed trouble, these lines and
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dots are normal but this lesion is not. small growths like cheryls show up on ordinary chest x-rays, it could hide behind the rib or heart or diaphragm muscle. most will not be caught until incurable. but a landmark study shows scanning with ct scans can cut deaths by up to 20%, it's now recommended for high risk people such as heavy smokers. or people that quit within the last 15 years, active duty military or minors should be screened with ct's along with people that have lung diseases like copd, cheryl is new counsel free and has stopped smoking and is back to an active life. >> it was a blessing for me. >> it really did save her life.
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>> she inspired several friends to get screened too. >> i see no reason not to go do it. >> the "action news" team is working on news stories beginning tonight at 4:00, that includes melissa magee live report down at the shore in avalon today. plus new detales on the disappearance of rosie o'donnell's 17-year-old daughter in ocean county, how she met an ex-con through the dating app, tinder. what to they have in common, they hang out in plymouth meeting, why the man that moved from popular stuffed toys to religious leaders at 4:00. accuweather is next at noon, david murphy has your seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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david here now with a check of the accuweather forecast. i walked my daughter to camp and it was like a layer of soup. it was thick. >> easing back a bit with the humidity but it's sticky the rest of the way, as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we are looking at the development of showers and eventually thunderstorms, the biggest cells locally right now is on the eastern shore of maryland and coming straight through the heart of kent county delaware, and if we go farther to the north, parts of chester county is beginning to pick up this latest round and they are not super heavy and don't last real long in chester county, a sign of things to come, in fact if we go wider you can see a cluster of more pronounced showers and thunderstorms by get burg, and they are circulating to the north and areas close to southern maryland and sussex,
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tell wear, and this slides slowly to the east and we are perhaps getting ourselves beneath more widespread drefrmging downpours. lets look out sky 6 hd earlier, a time lapse showing you the clouds around earlier in the morning hour. that is cloud cover circulating ahead of the frontal boundary to the left, and those clouds have a tendency to get thicker as the day goes on, a cool shot on sky 6, and our operator stephanie bryant for rolling the video for us. pretty cool. there is the shower activity, 87 is the temperature and dew point 67 down a bit from the low 70s where we were earlier this morning but a lot of the region looking at temperatures in the 70s, winds from the south at 10
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miles per hour and the pressure is currently steady. 86 in allentown un82 in reading and 82 in millville and 81 in cape may. and future tracker 6 showing you as we go from here to 2:00 or 3:00 there is a chance of heavy downpours and perhaps lightning and thunder with these cells, we move on up to 6:00, this has a chance of tapering off a bit and it's in the middle of the region and out to the west not much over to the east, and then look what comes next in the face of that approaching cold front, we get a much more defined line of thunderstorms and that pops up at 11:00 and beyond and some of this may be around earlier tomorrow morning and we'll see if we dry out tomorrow afternoon, a spotty storm tomorrow with a high of 83, down the shore 84 and a chance of a rip current, even if you are in a spot where you don't see
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storms, you need to swim near a lifeguard. warm and humid and a spotty downpour, 72 is the overnight low, periods of potential rain overnight and conditions could be building anywhere these heavy cells develop, 1 to 3 inches from the worst of the cells and the front does get out of here and things improve. 89 is the high and humid and thunderstorms are around and tomorrow there is morning rain and we are hoping for afternoon drying and adam and cecily later on this evening will have more on the model runs to see how that is progressing and mainly dry and a pop-up thunderstorm or shower cannot be ruled out and the best chance is over by the shore that is where the front winds up. more ahead in the next half hour of "action news," taking the heated rivalry, how a bounty hunter sets up to raid a chief's
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home in the night, remember the ice bucket challenge, it interps out it has already have an impact on als research. those stories and more ahead. i'm caridee. i've had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis most of my life. but that hasn't stopped me from modeling. my doctor told me about stelara® it helps keep my skin clearer. with only 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses... ...stelara® helps me be in season. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and increase your risk of infections. some serious infections require hospitalization. before starting stelara®
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your doctor should test for tuberculosis. stelara® may increase your risk of cancer. always tell your doctor if you have any sign of infection, have had cancer, or if you develop any new skin growths. do not take stelara® if you are allergic to stelara® or any of its ingredients. alert your doctor of new or worsening problems including headaches, seizures, confusion and vision problems. these may be signs of a rare, potentially fatal brain condition. serious allergic reactions can occur. tell your doctor if you or anyone in your house needs or has recently received a vaccine. in a medical study, most stelara® patients saw at least 75% clearer skin and the majority were rated as cleared or minimal at 12 weeks. stelara® helps keep my skin clearer. ask your doctor about stelara®. "action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again, here are the stories at 12:30, former president, jimmy carter, updates
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the world on his cancer diagnose, there are spots on his brain and his treatment starts today. and investigators take down an alleged rapist accused of posing as a u.s. marshal. now the details on this developing story, former president, jimmy carter, gave new information about his cancer battle. that it's melanoma but spread to four spots on his brain, the spots are small, they were found after a tumor was removed from his liver earlier this month. he was relieved to see that the cancer was only in his liver. but not after the second diagnosis. >> i thought i had a few weeks left but i was surprisingly at eat, i have had a wonderful life and thousands of friends and i have had an

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