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deadly police shooting, and more on a family struck by a car in new jersey. but the big story on "action news" is the charges filed after decomposing bodies were discovered in a funeral home operating without a license. annie mccormick is live with new information. >> reporter: sara, philadelphia police have charged the funeral director, blair hawk ins of three counts of abuse of a corpse and they have no record of hawkins funeral service ever applying for a license. >> the medical examiner carried out three bodies at 53rd and vine, state department investigators working on a tip called in southwest detectives after finding deplorable
conditions, one body was embalmed in a casket awaiting cremation and one was waiting to be embalmed and one was in a body bag, the funeral director says he did not know where that body came from. and they say there is no fridge ration inside and the bodies must be kept under 40 degrees, he told dann cuellar that he brought in hawkins to turn the business around and was out of town. >> the rules and regulations are clear how long a body can be kept out of refrigeration and not embalmed. >> did mr. hawkins not understand that or know that? >> it's my understanding that he did know that. >> philadelphia police responded to an unlicensed funeral parlor in the strawberry mansion section of the city, they found three bodies rotting and police say they were operating without
a license since 2012, and then another funeral parlor price funeral home, turns out they were also operating without a license since 2012. >> the state department says that hawkins has his funeral license and has had it since 1989 with no complaints and has renewed it every two years, now the funeral parlor owner, john gauger is not charged and he is get getting out of business. they are working to contact it's family members. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. pope francis made a major announcement this morning less than a month away from his visit to philadelphia, is he giving all priests the ability to
forgive abortion, during the holy year of mercy if the person has a contrite heart, this is the pope's latest move toward a more open and more inclusive catholic church. mayor nutter announced the mayors forum on wednesday september 23rd, they will gather at la salle university to discuss how to change public policy to help families and hope to find ways to make improvements to education and health care and public safety, "action news" has a special twitter handle to get ready for the arrival of pope francis, at 6 abc pope has late theest information and pictures. today could be the start of our fifth heat wave of the summer, sky 6 hd taking a live look at the jersey shore, lots of people trying to stay cool on
the beach here in atlantic city, and the stretch of hot and humid weather continues into the month of september, lets get i latest now from karen rogers over at the big board. >> hey sara, look at these numbers, 89 degrees, already in philadelphia, 85 in allentown un84 in reading, 87 in millville, the one difference down the shore in the last half hour, we started to see the sea breeze kick in, 79 cape may will fall, getting relief down at the shore. feels like 91 already in philadelphia when you factor in the humidity, and 93 in wilmington and dover and 90 in millville and 88 in trenton and 87 in allentown and we are really feeling the heat today, when you factor in the heat and humidity, the dew point is 66 degrees and you are feeling it. some areas it's hovering around 70, that oppressive humidity in
some areas and we are not getting rid of it today. the air quality is an issue and this is an ozone action day, the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. this will mark heat gave number five, we are close at 89 and sunday's high was 91 and yesterday 90 and today a forecast of 93, i think we'll go at least that. we are already at 89 degrees and that marks heat wave number five and still counting. we'll see if we see any relief in sight coming up in just a minute. >> thank you. you can find the latest accuweather forecast, by checking 6abc.com/weather, and for expert analysis, when severe weather strikes follow our team of meteorologist on facebook and on twitter. >> cell phone video appears to show a man with his hands up as he was fatally shot by deputies
in texas. the 41-year-old was killed as police responded to a domestic disturbance on friday in san antonio. marcy gonzales has more from new york. >> reporter: the sheriff's department there says the man was resisting arrest and tried to use none lethal force before they opened fire but that does not fully explain what you are about to see. this video is raising serious questions in san antonio, two sheriff's department's shown shooting and killing a man who appears to have his hands up. college student, michael thomas, catching it on his cell phone and selling it. it shows the moments that they responded to a disturbance call on friday, you see gilbert floor ez running out of the home where he may have injured a
18-month-old girl and a woman, he seems to evade the officers and the other is shown raises just before deputies fire multiple shots, for the next three minutes, officers appear to leave flores on the ground. they call it unethical and sad and that the department receives death threats as a result. >> certainly what is in the video is a cause for concern, but it's important to let the investigation go through its course. >> the district attorney is investigating looking at this and one other video that reportedly shows a closer clearer view. >> this is a very unique situation we have the shooting on video and it gives us a whole different perspective. the justice department is monitoring investigation and meanwhile the two deputies are on paid administrative leave.
reporting live, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. detectives are investigating a shooting in chester, one person was shot around 6:00 this morning at west fifth and lloyd streets, police recovered numerous shell casings scattered around the scene, we are looking for more information -- a woman and her young daughters remain hospitalized after being hit by a car in lakewood new jersey, the driver did stop after they tried to cross route 9, the 27-year-old mom suffered facial injuries and two daughters were flown to the hospital in critical condition. lakewood police are investigating the crash. a new law may change the way your child rides in the car in the state of new jersey, all kids up to 2 years old or up to 30 pounds must be in a rear
facing car seat, when they reach 40 pounds or 4 years old can face front. we posted more details about these new requirements on 6abc.com. still to come here on "action news" at noon, a celebrity on campus, coming up at 12:30, find out when harry stiles from one direction visited villanova university. and a brave 12-year-old caught a burglar trying to break into her home. the evidence she provided to police that led to an arrest.
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the gunman vester flannigan took his own life. and a philadelphia police officer was shot responding to the wrong home, officers were looking for a suspicious person in the neighborhood and the caller only give a description of the house not an address. when they approached the house, shots rang out, the homeowner and the police officer were both shot in the leg. a brave girl helped to catch a burglar trying to break into her home when she was home alone. >> i'm upstairs in the closet trying to hide. and i don't know what to do. >> not only did she call 911, the girl took video on her cell phone, as the man snuck around to a neighbor's house and snapped that picture you just saw of him. officers caught up with him and arrested the suspect nearby and that he has a long record of breaking and entering.
one family is driving from argentina to philadelphia to see pope francis, they are making the 13,000 mile trip in a volkswag volkswagonon bus, they crossed over for the first time at the texas border and plan to drive up the east coast and right here to pennsylvania, after they attend the world meeting of families they plan to visit new york. and then a flight home to buenos aires. president obama will drive home his push for climate change by taking a helicopter to hike the famed exit glacier, the president spoke at a conference heart night and is trying to convince the world that if climate change is not dealt with and fast, entire countries could end up under water. still to come here on "action news" at noon, the mcdonald's breakfast menu is getting a
flights will cost. some popular items on mcdonald's breakfast menu are getting a makeover, the fast food giant will change the recipe for bagels, english muffins and biscuits, they will be made with real butter. they are trying to turn around their sluggish sales. health check this noon, a new study suggests that parents to begin talking to their children about alcohol before middle school. they should be made aware of the problems of binge drinking. start early rather than starting to change their impression later on. here is one more reason to watch your waistline, new research says that being middle weight at middle age may speed
up the development of alzheimer's disease, scientists will look into studies that staying slim can slow alzheimer's down. the number is expected to double by 2050 unless there is some kind of medical break through, the news team is working on news stories tonight at 4:00. it's a story that started out when a man was arrested for holding a woman against her will and then the fbi found out there war more to the story, the crime ring this man admitted to running in atlantic city, everyone is looking for cheap ways to stream video from the interests net and we look at three popular choices to tell you which one is the best buy, don't forget it all gets started at 4:00 and if you have not downloaded the free 6 abc news app, you can watch it live on your smart phone or tablet and
karen here now with your accuweather forecast think it's september 1st, a hot start to the month. >> it feels like the heat of the summer, as of this afternoon wren keeping the heat and humidity, so it's feeling uncomfortable out there. let start out with stormtracker 6 live double scan no sign of relief and no rain in sight right now, lets go outside and see what it looks like down at the shore. cape may looking great on sky 6 hd, we see them with the umbrellas up because they have
bright sunshine and someone is driving along the beach and it's all looking good. the dew point is 65 so feely sticky, the wind is out of the east-southeast and the pressure is holding steady and the heat index already 91, satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have clear conditions, we have hazy sunshine out there and the sun is going to be blazing all afternoon, we see how temperatures respond to that in the lehigh valley second quarter we'll hit a high of 91 degrees and sunny skies and humid and feeling the humidity in the tri-state area, the sea breeze at the shore is kicking in, they are in the upper 70s, 86 was the high and now the sea breeze is doing it's job, go ahead and head to the beach you'll be all right. >> 93 degrees is your high today and lots of sunshine, once we hit 90 it will officially be a
heat wave, 91 degrees coming down from the high, driving down from the evening, it's hot and sweaty, 86 degrees and under mainly clear skies, 73 for the overnight low, we have a similar overnight profile and feeling muggy through the overnight hours, we have the high pressure, no to the north, and the september heat, hazy hot and humid conditions, we are keeping with it. we are chasing records, today's forecasts high is 93 and the record is 97 set in 93, we are not all that far off, we hit 94, and 95 respectfully, and the record is 100, so we are not breaking records wednesday and thursday, but we are chasing one today. here is a look at your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, heat wave number five, 93 for your high and hot and humid and it will feel like the upper 90s in the height of the afternoon,
tomorrow we are 11 degrees above average, 94 for your high with sunshine and clouds and it's a hot and sticky day and hotter still on thursday, we have the chance of maybe a spotty thunderstorm, one or two places north of the city, 95 it will break the heat a bit, on friday it's not quite as hot with a high of 88, it's not humid but comfortable on friday arks few scattered showers and a thunderstorm in the afternoon hours as the back door cold front slips through and you'll feel the difference for the weekend, it's nice and a holiday weekend, nice and sunny on saturday, and 86 degrees, if you go to the temple game at penn state, it's looking good with lots of sunshine and humidity is not too bad, sunshine, beautiful and warm and 89 degrees and warm and all right with the humidity. 88 degrees so if are you celebrating at the shore you are good good sunshine and warm
conditions, september arrives and we are toasty. >> thank you. peco volunteers are helping the red cross and the philadelphia fire department install hundreds of smoke detectors, suspect is national preparedness month, they focus on high risk neighborhoods and educate people on the dangers of house fires. still more ahead in the next half hour of "action news"al noon. two south jersey fathers are facing a fine after a dispute over their daughters led to an all out brawl at a game. the drug police now say may have play aid part. those stories and more.
"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and david murphy. hello again, here are the stories we are following for you at 12:30, the race for the white house heating up, the new numbers that show support forefront runners in iowa is starting to dwindle and a stunning announcement from pope francis, the tweak he is making to the catholic church's stance on abortion. and high school football players learn their fate for hazing their own teammate.
and polls in iowa will showing a shift in viewer loyalty, donald trump and hillary clinton are losing ground, as 7,000 new pages of emails were released from clinton's private account, giving us another look at her tenure as secretary of state. stephanie ramos is live now with more. >> reporter: sara, both democratic presidential candidates, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are neck and neck in the poll, probes into her email is not helping the nominee. the clinton saga continues, the largest release next, 4,000 emails released overnight from her private server, more than 100 pages marked private, here is what we know, they cover serious topics like details of