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the event. the papal visit play book is live as of noon today. the site created for residents gives details of dates, sections like what to expect, how to prepare, local and emergency resources and a section on getting around. the entire event is from september 22nd to the 27th. the web site specifies a time line of events and what is opened to the public during pope francis' two day visit saturday and sunday. we showed area residents the web site today. >> and i like the idea that it's in one place where you can go and reach all the info but you know you hear rumors oh the traffic is going to be a nightmare and the no drive zones and the no park zones. >> reporter: 29 days out and there are still a lot of questions. many about the box and events, most of the questions are about transit and how traffic will be impacted across the delaware valley. >> we would love to come down but i don't know that we'll be able to get the train and get down there. >> reporter: so, your main concerns are about transit.
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>> right, about getting here. >> yeah. >> i think transportation and the walking routes are going to be the two biggest things that we're going to continually add to. >> reporter: organizers goal is to make the site as comprehensive as possible but the site will keep updating as the count down continues. >> we'll be putting out a list of things you can bring and can't bring to the parkway. that's something that the secret service will be issuing. there will be important updates and really good reasons for people to keep visiting the papal visit play book. >> reporter: and also programs headed by bus you need to keep your eye on this web site to figure out where you can go and how far you will have to walk and those walking routes what exactly they will be. if you do not have internet access this play book will be printed in local newspapers as we get closer to the big event. for now reporting outside of the offices of the basilica, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> we have the link to that papal visit play book on our web site at 6abc.com/pope.
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also we have jim gardner's week long series of reports from argentina and more on our area's preparations for the pope's visit next month. updates on our special papal visit twitter account. just follow at 6abc pope. >> pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is still in court at this hour for a preliminary hearing. kane did not speak as she walked into the montgomery county courthouse today. she's accused of leaking grand jury material then lying about it under oath. now prosecutors say she also ordered her aides to illegally snoop through computer files. kane has maintained her innocence. she vows to stay in office. the judge is expected to send her case to trial. >> police in gloucester county release surveillance photos of a plan they say is a serial bank robber. take a look. this holdup happened friday at the susquehanna bank on the 600 block of mullica hill road in harrison township. the robber was armed way gun and made off with an unknown amount of money. authorities believe the same man is behind other bank
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robberies in harrison and west deptford townships. anyone with information is asked to call police. to new york city now where six people were hurt this afternoon when a bus crashed into a building in queens. it happened just before 2:30 along 63rd avenue in the regal park neighborhood. the bus was from resorts world casino. officials on the scene say five people on the bus were hurt. one person inside the building injured as well. none of their injuries are life-threatening. the building that the bus hit houses both businesses and apartments. we're told no word yet on what exactly caused the bus to crash. >> fears about china's economy have u.s. investors selling the minute the trading day began today. the dow dropped more than 1,000 and points in the first four minutes and throughout the day it's been a rollercoaster. let's look now at the closing numbers. the dow jones ended down 588 points. the nasdaq down 179 points and the s & p 500 was also down 77
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points. let's go live now to abc news reporter elizabeth hur live in new york tonight with more on what this market mess means for americans. elizabeth, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you and sharrie, what a day and as you can imagine, at the end of the day many are asking, so what does all of this mean for me? well, according to experts, for now sit back and take a deep breath. stock shock on wall street following a big drop in markets in asia and europe. >> this is scary. this stock selloff did come basically from out of the blue for most people. >> reporter: over the last week, the average american 401k lost $6,000. sounds bad but over the last five years, that same return in the account was up 61 percent meaning it's possible to remain calm. >> you look at the great recession 2009 those who bailed on the market in 2009 lost half of their money.
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those who stayed as tough as it was to do, made all that money back in three years. >> reporter: the white house is bring blaming the market volatility mostly on china's economic down turn. >> u.s. businesses over the last 65 consecutive months have added 13 million jobs. it's its longest sustained private sector job growth streak in american history. >> reporter: finally if you're in the market for a new car or home, you could soon see the first federal interest rate hike since 2008 and with all things considered experts say proceed with caution. >> make these decisions thinking about your income, make thesisy decisions thinking about your savings and don't put yourself on the line. don't go out on a limbaugh people say it's a sure bet. >> reporter: here's the bottom line. experts say remember we have been down this road before and eventually bounced back. so, with that in mind, do not panic and do not make any hasty moves. we are live in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6
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"action news." sharrie, back to you. >> okay the advice to stay calm. liz ben thank you. there will be much more on the rollercoaster day for the stock market coming up later on world news tonight with david muir. that's at 6:30 right after "action news" at 6:00. the fall semester began as scheduled at west chester university today following a health scare. bacteria that causes legionnaires' disease was recently discovered in nine campus buildings. "action news" reporter katherine scott has the latest from school officials who say everyone on campus is safe. >> reporter: the first day of classes at west chester university and students have been talking about more than just their course loads. legionnaires' concerns on campus after the bacteria was detected here this summer. the school consulted with the chester county health department and determined it was safe to go about normal activities. >> it is scary. scary to think about but i'm pretty confident in the school. there's so many people here, i think we'll get the job done get it taken care of. >> i would like to think west chester would keep our safety
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in mind. that makes me feel confident. >> reporter: last month a school employee tested positive for the bacteria that causes legionnaires' disease. remediation efforts followed in cooling towers and retesting confirmed the treatment was effective. the university has been engaging in voluntary testing. last week, trace levels of the legionella bacteria were discovered in the hot water systems nine buildings. as a precaution, the hot water was shut off over the weekend to sanitize the systems and kill the bacteria. >> i got like e-mails all summer long about it and they said they handled it all. i wasn't really that nervous about it. >> reporter: hot water was turned back on last night. the school has been working with the county health department to provide information to students. they say the presence of the bacteria does not mean you'll contract legionnaires' disease. >> in one of the buildings there that had it so hopefully they're all right. >> everybody seems to be, you know, either putting it aside and everything and just heading to class. >> reporter: the university will continue to work with the water management company to develop a long term plan to
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reduce the risk of the bacteria on campus. in west chester, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> a head-on crash in gloucester county left two people in critical condition. both drivers were trapped in their vehicles. they were flown to cooper hospital in camden. no word yet on what caused the crash. time right now for a check of the "action news" traffic report on a monday. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the very latest. hey, matt. >> sort of a ho-hum afternoon on the roadways but i'll take ho-hum. that works for me. just a little bit of sluggish traffic rick and monica on the eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway from thisy from this point at gulph mills towards the conshohocken curve. not nearly as bad as a lot of afternoons. we're watching a crash in lower providence montgomery county along ridge pike at park avenue by the shell station. of course some of our normal afternoon slowing on the northbound northeast extension and the westbound side of 422 with speeds in the 20's and 30's. our crash is in delaware, the one in okay can he companies
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sing along 41 at yorklyn road in wilmington to kirkwood highway have cleared out. we had one in christiana earlier close to the mall in the southbound lanes of highway one that gave us big delays but that is gone too. won't be gone all week the construction along the delaware memorial bridge giving us southbound delays this afternoon headed into delaware and construction in townsend is closing ratledge road through the evening. on the septa front west trenton regional rail line has been busing all day today between wood burn and west trenton. they're activating a new signal there along that line so you're on the buses instead of the trains. we'll check it again, rick and monica, in the next half hour. >> thank you matt. much more still to come tonight t-much of the ground beef sold in stores across the u.s. contains some kind of bacteria. health check tonight, ali gorman has the concerning results of a new study conducted by consumer reports. adam. >> rick, it is a muggy start to the work week. we're also tracking a couple scattered downpours and thunderstorms through the
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region but also a big drop in humidity. i'll let you know when the arrives in accuweather. >> also the full forecast and much more when "action news" at 5:00 continues next. >> okay.
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>> at least 400 homes remain threatened by a wildfire burning near a popular ski resort in southern california. firefighters worked through the night and held the blaze in the san bernadino mountains to about 100 acres. water cannons usually used for making snow are being pointed at the fire burning near snow summit resort in big bear lake. evacuation orders havey are in n place for several cabins and vacation homes. three americans and a britain who tackled a man have received the highest honor. the legion of honor was pinned on the four heroes today. he says the men gave a lesson in courage will and hope and because of them "e was
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avoided. >> chances are beef are on a lot of tables in our area. consumer reports is raising some concerns about ground beef tonight. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman has a look at their latest study. >> if you cook ground beef as directed you'll be fine but under cooked meat can make you sick especially if it contains high amounts of bacteria. that's what consumer reports is concerned about. the hamburger you're grilling could contain harmful bacteria and unless you cook it thoroughly, it could make you sick: consumer reports tested 300 packages of ground beef purchased in stores across the country. more than 40 percent contained staph bacteria. and almost 20 percent contained another bacteria linked to nearly 1 million cases of food poisoning each year and a significant amount had super bug, bacteria that's resistant to three or more
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classes of antibiotics. consumer reports blames those levels on the overuse of antibiotics on cattle farms. >> that practice can lead to the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria, a major public health problem. if you get sick from these bugs, your infections can be difficult to treat. >> but tests also revealed some good news. ground beef from cows which are grass fed and raised without antibiotics were three times less likely to have super bug bacteria. >> this study is significant because it's among the largest scientific studies to show that sustainable methods of raising cattle can produce cleaner and safer ground beef. >> so when you shop foreground beef consumer reports recommends choosing meat labeled as no antibiotics, grass fed or organic. even better is meat that's both grass fed and organic because it's the least likely to have bacteria. and no matter what kind of beef you buy, consumer reports
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reminds you to cook it to 160 degrees fahrenheit so the bacteria will be killed. >> and it's best to use a meat thermometer. don't just try to guess the temperature. consumer reports also says that sustainably raised beef is becoming more widely available. it's not just at natural and organic food stores. many mainstream supermarkets also now carry it. rick and monica, back over to you. >> okay,. >> thank you so much. >> thanks ali some trenton kids learning to swim better thanks to a water safety program dedicated to the memory of a child who drowned. the zach foundation is teaching children five to nine to swim at 20 different boys and girls clubs across the country. todathe special sessions contins through this week. (plays throughout)
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>> apple is offering a fix of a batch of iphones that have a problem that causes them to take blurry pictures. the problem is with the eyesight camera on certain iphone 6 pluses. the issue affects phones sold between september of this year and january -- september of last year and january of this
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year. chipotle says it wants to hire 4,000 people in a day. the company announced a national career day for september 9th coming up. management teams at every u.s. chipotle will hold opener views for up to 60 people. chipotle already employs more than 60,000 people and the company says 10,000 of those have been promoted in the last year. the career day will focus on entry level positions. >> rutgers university's fighting back against computer hackers after having its networks breached at least four times. last school year. rutgers now has three cyber security firms. they are working to protect the school's computer system. avoiding the next cyber attack of course though is going to have a cost. the university estimates up to $3 million to cover it a year. and paying for those firms was part of the university's reason to raise tuition this year. wilmington's largest food pantry for the homeless is making a plea for help. the sunday breakfast mission provides more than 300,000 meals a year to men women and children. officials say more and more
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people have been coming in in the past month. in fact, some nights they have more than 200 people and that's not even countering the the -- counting the folks who live there. >> when you factor all that in this won't last much longer. what has just come in will be gone within less than a month. >> the mission is opened 24/7 so your donations can be dropped off any time day or night. it is located at 110 north popular street. >> back to school today for many students in wilmington. the action cam on the scene outside of the prestige academy on thatcher street. more than 100 new students showed up this morning dressed in their white polo shirts and khakis eager to meet teachers and classmates. prestige academy is an all boys school for fifth sixth and seventh graders. >> up next we'll check that accuweather forecast for you. >> looking live outside from sky6 hd at the center city skyline. plenty of clouds right now overhead and meteorologist adam joseph has the details from accuweather including
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board meteorologist adam joseph back from vacation and he brought with -- he didn't really bring us anything but today some nice weather. >> in theory he brought the
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nice weather back. >> not even a t-shirt. >> double scan live radar what we did bring back from the weekend is the humidity as well as the heat. a couple of downpours in the western suburbs right now, mainly through lancaster county, you can see not a lot of lightning with these storms. the worst of it is still over york right now, south and west of elizabeth, not severe at this point, 13 lightning strikes. downtown lancaster on the verge of seeing a few sprinkles. these are dying off as they're pushing in but anyone is fair game especially west of philadelphia seeing a quick hitting downpour or thunderstorms as a cold front passes through. right now 88 degrees if philadelphia. that's the high so far for the day, 85 in the lehigh valley as well as trenton and a bit of a sea breeze with that southeasterly wind right now 82 in beach haven and 80 degrees in cape may. as we look at satellite and radar, here's the cold front to the west. again, not a lot of action along with it so it's very isolated that as that front
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boggy progresses through overnight tonight but drier air to the west of that with respect to the cloud cover and also the humidity. so, future tracker at 8 o'clock tonight, you can see again a couple of those downpours or quick hitting thunderstorms approaching philadelphia, not everyone is going to see it. in fact most of us will stay dry tonight. 1 o'clock in the morning it approaches philadelphia, wilmington in a broken fashion and then it begins to push off the coast at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning as you can see the clouds breaking up west of the city. so for tonight it's warm, it's very oppressive. upper 60's to near 70 degrees with a downpour or a thunderstorm around. but the big difference will be those dewpoints. around 2:30 in the morning, it will be very stuffy out there with dewpoints in the upper 60's to low 70's. but as that cold front approaches, 9 o'clock tomorrow morning it is still very humid south and east. there you can see the drier air with the dewpoints dropping into the lower 60's and by tomorrow afternoon, everyone, even the shore dropping into the 50's where you're going to feel that big difference when you step
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outside. so your five day at 5:00 it's warm, it's less humid tomorrow with returning sun from west to east at 86. and then wednesday, thursday, friday, beautiful sunshine in control, low 80's for highs, low humidity and then we begin to warm it back up over the weekend. 88 degrees. but the humidity will stay on the low side for your saturday but then that changes on sunday. we'll let you know if there are any more 90-degree days in that seven day coming up in the next half hour, guys. >> thank you so much. >> thanks adam. >> much more ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00 the search is on for a gun wielding thief who targeted a local pizza shop and it was captured on surveillance video. we'll show you. >> also police thwart a plan to attack a popular convention in boston. what they have to say about the two men who are now in custody. >> and a group of youngsters is making sure kids just like them get the most out of their trip to see pope francis next month. we'll explain. >> those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. international honors for a group of men who risked their own lives to save hundreds of train passengers from an armed gunman who was planning a
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massacre. we're live with the latest. a delaware counselor is accused of using her position to pursue an inappropriate relationship. sharrie williams has that story. and as pennsylvania's attorney general appears in court, wendy saltzman sits down with a former ag who has been through a similar situation. >> now the details. french president francois hollande says the three americans and a britain who thwarted a potential massacre on board that high speed train gave us a lesson in courage, will and hope. today those heroes were presented with the legion of honor france's highest award. the group sprang into action last friday when a gunman with an assault rifle strapped to his chest attempted to carry out an attack on board a train headed to paris from amsterdam. abc's marci gonzalez live in new york with much more for us. monica today we learned another american will also be given that same award once he's released from the hospital. investigators say he was the first to confront the gunman.
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another american hero identified today. french investigator its say mark moogalian. authorities say he first saw the gunman walk out of a bathroom with an ak-47, managed to get the weapon away from him before the attacker took out a pistol and shot him in the back. three other americans on board stepped in. >> alec hit me on the shoulder and said let's go. >> reporter: helpinging into begannial. >> i stuck two of my fingers in the hole, found what i thought to be the artery, pushed down and the bleeding stopped. >> reporter: and bringing down the gunman who slashed one of them with a box cutter. >> ran down, tackled him. >> reporter: airman first class spencer stone army national guards specialist alec skarlatos and their childhood friend from sacramento anthony sadler all given france's highest civilian award today. [speaking foreign language] pinned with the legion of
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honor medal along with a british businessman. >> first reaction was to disarm the pistol and then go down the train to try to see if there were any other terrorists in the train. >> reporter: the accused at tacker identified as as ukee el-khazzani still being questioned. an attorney for the 25-year-old claims he only planned to rob the passengers. police in france only have until tomorrow to file charges against him. reporting live marci gonzalez channel6 "action news. rick back to you. >> marries thanmarcy thank you. two iowa men are behind bars. 18-year-old kevin norton and james stumbo facing gun charges. authorities say they made threats against competitors and even referenced columbine and the boston marathon bombing on social media. the two were stopped thursday
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as they were about to register for the event. authorities say a search of their car turned up guns, hundreds of rounds of ammo and a hunting knife. the united states is welcoming an agreement that ends the tense standoff between north and south korea. a state department spokesperson described the agreement as a compromise and reiterated washington's iron clad alliance with seoul. after marathon talks the south agreed to stop propaganda broadcasts after the north expressed regrets over a recent land mine blast that claimed two south korean soldiers. david muir will have much more on the tensions between north and south korea as well as those three american heroes who stopped a deadly attack aboard a high speed train in europe. you can watch that tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news, pennsylvania tern attorney general kathleen kane made her first appearance in court in norristown on perjury charges and just a few moments ago a judge determined there is enough evidence to go to trial. kane's twin sister led the way
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in the courtroom at the montgomery county courthouse this morning for the preliminary hearing. kane is accused of leaking grand jury material to the press and then lying about it under oath. well, the first term democrat did not enter a plea but has claimed that the charges are part of a political vendetta. if found guilty of perjury kane could face up to seven years in prison. >> well, kathleen kane has stated she will not stepdown from her post as attorney general in spite of the calls from her own party including governor tom wolf. >> former pennsylvania attorney general ernie pre88 founpreatefound himself in the e condition. >> reporter: he had a unique perspective because he natasha that same chair. he gave up his post turned in his law license and he's urging kane to do the exact same thing saying she should focus on what's important and on the very real possibility she could be facing prison time.
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>> okay, gang. >> i went to jail for 11 months, 15 days. >> reporter: former attorney general ernie preate sits just blocks weigh from the courthouse where a young kathleen kane first practiced law and now he's watching closely as another attorney general from scranton faces a very public criminal trial. what is it like to be under investigation like this. >> tough, tough. it's draining physically and emotionally and that's why i've urged her do what i did which is -- it got too much and i said that's it, i'm out of here, going to take a plea and quit. >> reporter: preate resigned in 1995 after he was charged with violating campaign laws. >> it humbled me. it really did. >> reporter: if kane doesn't resign preate says there's still a possibility she could be impeached by the senate or her law license could be suspended by the pennsylvania supreme court which would force her to step aside. >> if you fourthly are going to go to jail you better start dealing with that situation. >> reporter: he described kane as an inexperienced prosecutor who many in
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scranton believed was in over her head. >> she wanted to. she says i want to take on harrisburg. well, guess, what you know, you tried and you made some mistakes. her alleged crimes he says seem to be more like blunders than planned attempts to skirt the law. >> i believe a lot of it was unintentional. it was not understanding the ramifications. i hope that she doesn'ty didn't do it deliberately. >> reporter: he also says he thinks it would be difficult to manage an office of a thousand employees and 200 attorneys including a handful of people who are actively testifying against you while also mounting a criminal did he first going to court hearings and dealing with the media. he says at the very least kane should take a leave of absence and focus on her family and on her case. >> thank you wendy. >> thank you wendy. let's go over to sharrie. >> thanks guys. at the "action news" big board now with more on the search for a murderer who shot and killed a man in philadelphia's wednesdayy kensington section this
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morning. it happened around 9:00 a.m. on the 3200 block of kensington avenue. police say a 36-year-old man was shot multiple times including shots to the head. medics rushed him to the hospital but he died about 90 minutes later. police have not released the man's name pending notification of his family. investigators are still working on a suspect description and a motive tonight. well, police are asking for your help in finding a gunman who held up a pizza hut in north philadelphia last week. cameras captured the suspect walk into the restaurant on the 2900 block of broad street last thursday. well, authorities say the employee heard the business' service bell ring, walked out and then saw the man with the gun at the counter. after telling her to be quiet, the armed suspect demanded that she empty the cash register. once the man had the cash, he took off. from our delaware news room now, this is 30-year-old drug and alcohol counselor
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rebecca adams. today she was charged with several counts of rape and sexual assault for allegedly having a relationship with a 16-year-old boy in dover. authorities say adams and the victim engaged in multiple incidents up until august 15th. now, investigators say adams was working as a counselor at crossroads for delaware during the alleged incident. she's now being held on a $29,000 bond. over to monica. >> thank you, sharrie. a truck driver crashed and became trapped in his vehicle this afternoon in bucks county. chopper six over the scene on route 113 iny and callowhill road in hilltown township. that collision involved a dump truck and another vehicle and the force of it tipped the dump truck on its side. crews will to cut the driver out of his rig. it's still not clear how badly he was hurt. another crash backed up morning rush hour traffic along the blue route in delaware county today. chopper six over this one as well in the northbound lanes near route three in broomall about 5:00 a.m. somehow the driver lost control and flipped the
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vehicle over but escaped uninjured. however, traffic was backed up for several miles as crews cleared that scene. >> all right, speak of traffic. let's get an update on the commute home tonight from matt pelman. >> see what's going on on the roads. hey, matt. >> started the morning with that blue route excitement. now this afternoon we're ending the afternoon with some big excitement on 95. not the kind of excitement we like rick and monica. there was a crash at the end of the ramp from cottman to the northbound lanes. that's still off to the side but then an even bigger accident occurred on the southbound side here in the work zone at cottman and now emergency crews are blocking that northbound left lane but southbound the two left lanes are out of commission so if you're coming down towards the phils game this evening, this is what you're looking at. a parking lot from approaching academy road on down to the accident scene right by cottman avenue. i want to stay local on roads like frankford avenue instead of 95 especially southbound. in lower providence a crash along lidge pike at park avenue by the shell station. in chadds ford we've got downed wires along ring road at buttonwood drive.
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for the rest of the day on septa's west trenton regional rail line you're on the buses instead of the trains between woodbourne and west trenton. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right, matt, thank you once again. much more still to come on "action news" monday night. a group of kids are making sure other children get the most out of their trip to see pope francis in philadelphia next month. we'll explain how. >> plus, a little boy with a big heart rallies his neighbors to help others and it was all started with a free glass of lemonade. adam. >> monica, after a very humid day we're tracking a cold front with a few broken downpours and thunderstorms arriving from the west. we'll take a look at these and a big drop in that humidity when that accuweather 7-day forecast comes back. >> ducis rodgers has sports tonight including eagles phillies and the union when "action news" continues in a moment. >> ♪
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>> members of the world meeting of families youth congress couldn't phillies center city today to finalize plans for the big event. this is actually the first time that all 56 youth leaders came together to go over everything. the youth congress is an interactive program designed to embrace theme. it's open to kids six to ages
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17 who are registered and attending with their families next morning the papal visit play book is available online and you can find the link at 6abc.com/pope. also there we have jim gardner's week long series of reports from argentina and more on our area's preparations for the pope's visit. >> some african lawyers are learning more about the american legal system tonight in delaware. a group of liberian lawyers and judges came to the first state for a conference by the top legal and business minds. widener university's organizing it along with the wilmington law firm. the four day program is designed to foster better understanding between our country and that west african nation. >> ducis here with sports now and it's not too early for the eagles to bask in a victory even if it is preseason. >> never. >> they are looking very good all sides of the ball. eagles are a perfect two and zero in the preseason. you're right. full disclosure. if they were zero and two we would be the first to say preseason records are meaningless.
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saturday the birds visit the packers. that will be a good test for both sides of the ball. after saturday's win over baltimore sam bradford finished three for five for 35 yards in limited action. he did lead the team on a touchdown drive. coach kelly liked bradford's quick release. >> that's one of the reasons we traded for him. we're impressed with that from college and the time he was with the rams and we're seeing the same things here. he's really sharp at processing things and that's part of the thing about being a great quarterback, you got to be a great decision maker and i think he makes good decisions. >> get this. the nfl says terrell suggs hit on sam bradford was legal. there will be no fine. the league's vice president of officiating says the flag for roughing the passer should not have been thrown. their case is that the eagles were running the zone read option and bradford was not established as the quarterback. chip still disagrees. we'll hear from him on this at 6 o'clock. to baseball now, the phillies are home to host the first place mets tonight. phils have been playing well
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lately, so well they no longer have the worst record in baseball. that belongs to the rockies. ryan howard is back at first base tonight. he had been benched for five of the past six games due to lefty pitching. interim manager pete mackanin says some changes might be coming to the lineup. >> these guys are always auditioning. the auditioning is coming to the last five weeks of the season and i foresee within another week or so that there's going to be some guys that are not playing. >> the union and goal keeper have agreed to part ways. he started nine games over the past year. he went one-four-four. we are all unique. is there another rick williams in this world. >> not at all. >> there's one in the news room. >> we don't know him. >> we all have special talents we just need to find them. that said, meet stuart
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sabeskie he can solve a rubik's cube and ride a union ui sickle. he went through six months of what i'll assuming is grueling training. he did it. 80 cubes solved in under an hour without falling off. >> that's an impressive way to spend your summer. >> yeah. >> hey, i couldn't do it. >> how can he monetize that, that's the question. >> his parents would like to know that i'm sure. thank you sir. a little boy 's mission to feed other children has sparked an outpouring of support by the community. six-year-old parker borden of blaine, minnesota recently volunteered for an organization called feed my starving children. he told his parents he wants to do more and decided to open a lemonade stand but with one catch. he was giving away the lemonade for free. >> free lemonade t for the feed the children. >> people were so impressed with parker donations started
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pouring n he raised $160. that was enough to feed two children for a year. parker didn't want to stop there. he eventually raised more than $600 for that charity in two days. >> ♪ oh my gosh, it's the guy from last night. what?! can i jump on your wi-fi? yeah, you can try it. hey! i had a really good time last night. yeah, me too. the only thing is that... the only thing is what? what's the only thing? oh my gosh he's married. he's a kleptomaniac. he's a pyromaniac. he's a total maniac. hey! hey! go back to your wife you sociopath! leave slow internet behind. the 100% fiber optics network is here. get out of the past. get fios. tea? now $79.99 a month. go online or call now. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v
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we're never having kids. mmm-mmm. breathe. i love it here. we are never moving to the suburbs. we are never getting one of those (minivan). we are never having another kid. i'm pregnant. i am never letting go. for all the nevers in life, state farm is there. >> she's braved crocodiles, deadly snakes and giant
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insects but now wildlife conservations bindi irwin is taking on a new challenge the dance floor. she'll compete on season 21 of "dancing with the stars." she made the news official did on "good morning america." the 17-year-old daughter of the late steve irwin also known as the crocodile hunter admitted she has very little dance experience but she's willing to learn. stay tuned to "gma" all week long for more cast announcements. "dancing with the stars" returns to 6abc on september 14th. >> she's done quite well. >> yes. >> meteorologist adam joseph here. a near perfect week coming our way. we love it. >> a little blip with a couple downpours. through the rest of the week we're smooth sailing. double scan live radar shows most of the area at this time is dry and will remain dry this evening and overnight but there will be a few communities that will get hit by a quick downpour or a thunderstorm. you can see a couple of them peppered through the lancaster county area especially between lancaster and york, pretty nasty thunderstorm here, 62 lightning strikes on the
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border there, the county border. nothing severe at this point and a little downpour as you lift north and west of lincoln and a couple kind of splitting near berks county but all this pushing to the east and as we've been watching them move in from the east they have weakened quite a bit so again it will be very scattered here this evening. we have a wind coming in offer of the ocean. right now we've got a sea breeze going in. margate 80 degrees. inlands temperatures move upward. 88 in philadelphia, 84 wilmington, 84 in millville and north and west allentown coming in at 85 degrees. so far for today in philadelphia, 88 degrees. that's above average. and coming off of what has been a very hot august, temperatures running close to two and a half degrees above normal and we've had plenty of 90-degree days especially in the city of philadelphia. typically throughout the entire year statistically we only see 27 days of 90 or above. the summer is not over yet and we've already hit 28 days.
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trenton 20 but far less atlantic city allentown wilmington only 11 days so far this year of 90 or above. this is a cold front moving in from the west and that's a separation of the humid air we have today and very dry air to the west. that will pretty much plant itself here tuesday and beyond. so for tonight it's very maggie, cloudy with an isolated downpour or shower, split in temperatures 74 to 70. the front heads off the coast here on tuesday, we're drying out with that humidity dropping and the sunshine returning from the west to the east pretty quickly in the morning of 86 and then we're sandwiched between this fronts off the coast an trough to the west where the clouds and showers will be. beautiful day on wednesday, 84 degrees and in fact, as we take a look at the percentages for rain here as it goes through the rest of the week a 20's percent chance early tomorrow morning east of philadelphia with that front and then wednesday through the beginning of the weekend 0 percent chance, even though we desperately need rain, whoosh close to 2-inches below
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normal for the monthing august. the seven-day forecast it is warm but less humid on tuesday 86. again wednesday, thursday, friday, beautiful, pleasant nice, however you want to put it, low 80's for highs and then we warm it back up over the weekend. 88 on saturday and that humidity will come back sunday and monday as we once again go above normal and close to 90 degrees as we rounds out the month of august here. so we may gain another 90 or 2-degree day before the summer season is over, guys. >> thank you adam. >> stay with 6abc.com weather for the late of the twists and turns. live storm tracker6. social media keeps you connected to the entire "action news" weather team. >> ♪
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>> in wilmington two local barbershops came together the make sure students looked their best for the first day of school today. they handed out close to a hundred free hair cuts. this was the principal's idea.
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part of a back to school plan and a party for the youngsters while the kids had fun outside inside the boys were getting hair cuts for free to look and feel good on their first day back. >> handsome young man right there. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00 in montgomery county a judge just ruled kathleen kane will go to trial on all charges. >> also it's a rollercoaster day on wall street. we'll break down what it means for investors. >> reporter: work has begun in atlantic city to replace the shredded boardwalk and build a seawall in the inlet section. i'm nora muchanic. coming unwhat all this will mean for the inlet area. >> now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody sharrie williams, ducis rodgers, monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. "action news" at 6:00 is next. good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night a police involved shooting is under investigation in ocean county and philadelphia inmates unveil their progress on a special handmade gift for the pope. but the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news from montgomery county court in norristown. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane has been ordered to stand trial on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. kane arrived at the courthouse for the start of her preliminary hearing today. she made no comment to the crush of media as she walked to the courtroom. she is of course accused of leaking secret grand jury
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information to a newspaper reporter for the purpose of embarrassing rival prosecutors. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live outside the courthouse tonight. chad, what are the details here? >> reporter: well, jim, this is a perjury case and it appears that form is going to be part of kathleen kane's did he first on these charges. you may recall that kathleen kane conducted a review of the jerry sandusky case and why it took prosecutors so long to bring charges. during that review, she found that porn was e-mailed on office computers and throughout the attorney general's officers. a short time ago her did he first attorney says those porn e-mails will be part of her defense and in the hearing he wanted to presenter those but he would not say as he took the podium a short time ago why or how they relate to this perjury case. >> not testing my defense with the media. i'm not previewing my defense to the media. my obligation is to my client

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