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hi, jeff. >.>> reporter: hey, guys we're live in atlanta, two hours before the eagles season opener here against the atlanta falcons. of course chip kelly this off season famously said they want to win a championship and he he will leave no stone unturned until they get that done. clip wasn't kidding. of course he completely turned over this roster, new starters at quarterback, running back, of course cornerback byron maxwell, their pricey new free agent corner six years, $63 million and maxwell believes this team is capable of getting to the super bowl. let's take a look at chip kelly and the eagles arriving here in atlanta at the georgia dome around 4:30. obviously this team very excited, the much anticipated opener for your philadelphia eagles. after a three-one preseason where they led the nfl in touchdowns, points, yards, rushing yards, you name at this time, a lot of excitement building here. of course we will get our first look at sam brad formed he was a hundred percent
healthy since coming over here in a trade from saint louis for nick foles and a draft pick. bradford will make his first start in 23 months. he's missed 25 starts over the last two years because of two torn acl's in his left knee. he's complained not once in training camp during the preseason. the last time he played for the philadelphia eagles in that green bay third preseason game bradford a perfect 10 for 10. we'll see how he does tonight. in the eagles opener tonight down here in atlanta bradford said he would be a little bit nervous. we'll see how he does with the philadelphia eagles tonight. we're live in atlanta, jeff skversky, channel6 "action news." back to you guys in philadelphia. >> all right, jeff, thank you. now let's head out to "action news" reporter chad pradelli who is live in dillworth park tonight. hey, chad. >> reporter: hey, rick. chance are certainly excited about this season. a lot of changes like jeff mentioned but fans are confident this team can go far into the post season and it all begins in a couple of
hours. the eagles stepped off the bus in atlanta three-point favorites to beat the falcons. chip kelly has the eagles primed as a sexy pick to win the super bowl this year and fans are ready for week one. >> but i love the eagles offense this year. i think chip kelly put together an offense that's going to be explosive and unstoppable. >> it's just that season, just gives that you feeling, it does. i love it. >> reporter: there are plenty of new faces this year. sam bradford and his twice injured acl takes over at qb. demarco murray replaces lesean mccoy and the secondary has been revamped. during the preseason bradford and the offense looked poet pot. >> i'm very excited. alongy as long as we keep sam bradford healthy. >> reporter: dory has been waiting for this day all off season. she wants to see the new look birds fly high this year. you're all geared up, you got your jersey on, you got your eye black on.
where are you watching the game tonight. >> i'm going to a home game only 'cause i got to work in the morning and i know we can get crazy. >> reporter: why did you feel like getting your gear on today. >> you got represent. we in philly. always represent. >> reporter: yes, football is back and if the experts are correct, tonight will be a high scoring affair. i'm live in s-pradelli, channel6 "action news. >> we're teaming up with phl17 to bring you all the action. catch our pregame show count down to kickoff at 6:30 followed by the eagles-falcons 7 o'clock on phl17. >> developing right now in mississippi police have named a person of interest after a history professor was killed in his office. shots were fired on the campus of delta state university at 10:15 this morning. dr. ethan schmidt was found dead a short time later. officials say they're looking for shannon lamb an employee
of the university. lamb may be connected to a seconds murder. police continues to investigate and classes have been canceled there through tomorrow. >> ♪ >> turning to other news tonight now, new concerns about the security of pope francis when he comes to the united states. over the weekend, the chairman of the house homeland security committee revealed that officials have disrupted a plot and given the way the pontiff likes to mingle with his followers, they say the risks are real. "action news" reporter david henry is live at eakins oval tonight with more on the story. david. >> reporter: yeah, rick, multiple law enforcement agencies led by the secret service are doing everything they can to keep the pope safe here when he celebrates mass on the parkway. in the meantime a security expert we talked with says he's not surprised to hear he there's already been a threat. >> really doesn't surprise me he. we see a lot of these incidents when we have a national security event.
>> reporter: jack is a former high ranking official of the u.s. homeland security department. he says high profile events like the pope's visit tend to attract individuals who want to make a name for themselves or just are intender on doing harm. >> looking at who the individual is, what he's saying, where he's saying it, who he's saying it to and what he's doing. >> reporter: yesterday on abc's this week the head of the house homeland security committee revealed the government has already headed off a threat against the pope. >> we have disrupted one particular case and in particular but as that day approaches i think we're all very -- will be very vigilant to protect him as he comes into the united states. >> reporter: workers have been busy assembling the venue on the parkway where the pope will join a family festival saturday and celebrate mass sunday. eakins oval is now surrounded by a 6-foot high security fence and multiple security cameras and communications links have been going up. but the majority of the security work is going on behind the scenes as agents
monitor the internet and social media for signs of a threat. but sorting the real threats from idle chat isn't easy. >> and you just try to track them down. you kind of connect the dots and see if there's anything really there or this is just white noise. >> reporter: philadelphia is a special challenge. it's the only venue where the pope will have outdoor events, three of them, attracting huge crowds. >> well, philadelphia is the venue where there are going to be the most people, it's the venue where if things can go wrong it would be here because it's outdoor and because there's going to be millions of individuals. >> reporter: a real challenge here for the secret service and vatican security, three massive outdoor events and two parades add up to multiple opportunities for people with evil intent. live on the parkway, david henry, channel6 "action news. monica. >> thank you, david. well, we also learned today there will be some additional big names highlighting the festival of families concert for the pope. mark wahlberg will host and the queen of soul aretha trank
franklin will perform. other big flames on the roster the fray, andrea bocceli, jackie ivan company, sister sledge, latin superstar jua nes and the philadelphia orchestra. perform mansions will be shown on 40 different jumbotrons. and as preparations continue officials with the world meeting of families have unveiled these banners. three designs feature a picture of the pontiff along with his inspirational quotes and they'll line the streets of s more than 550 of them will be iny installed over the next 10 days. and it's even more information about the papal visit is revealed be sure to stick with 6abc.com/pope. our posts include the list of highway and road closures, items that are prohibited from the francis festival grounds and much more on how you can see the pope during his two scheduled parades. >> in other news tonight police in bucks county are still trying to figure out what led up to a deadly crash into new britain township.
christopher sydlowski was killed when he lost control of his pickup truck early yesterday morning. lease say sid when you ski's truck flipped as many as five times after hitting a digit three others were inside the vehicle at the time. one was seriously injured. residents who live near the scene of the crash tell "action news" that this isn't the first time a car has crashed in the area. police say they found beer cans in the truck and scattered around the scene butter it's still too early to tell if alcohol was a factor here. a person was killed today by an amtrak train in delaware county. chopper 6hd was over the scene at about 7:30 this morning in prospect park. train service was shut down for about 90 minutes while police investigated. no word yet on the person's identity or why he or she was on the tracks in the first place. >> a tense situation in north philadelphia when a gunman held police at bay. it unfolded about 6:00 a.m. when police served a warrant at a home here in the 1500 block of west lehigh a the suspect refused to come out,
in fact barricaded himself inside. several other people were in the home as well t swat times responded and at one point fired several shots. no one was hurt and the suspect was taken into custody after about a half hour. >> monday night let's get a check of our "action news" traffic report for you now. >> take it live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. welcome back. >> welcome back. >> thank you. let's do this thing again, rick and monica and unfortunately the punches keep coming in king of prussia this evening. now there's another crash, this one on 202 in the northbound lanes approaching the schuylkill expressway. that's the sea of headlights stacked up behind this fender-bender taking out the center lane as you head northbound toward the mall. we were already jammed in this area because the schuylkill expressway itself is jammed solid eastbound from 202 on into near gladwyne. that's where we started the afternoon with an overturned vehicle crash. now long gone but a lot of speeds still in the teens and 20's. westbound was heavy from the gaper delay from that earlier accident. 95 southbound still on the brakes from cottman into girard. we still have that trash truck
there taking out the right lane. of course it's right in the work zone. there's a fire location to watch out for in southwest philadelphia along lindbergh boulevard near grace avenu gray. we have that crash along cobbs creek parkway at 61st near the anderson school as well as the bad one in feasterville close to the rescue squad along bridgetown pike at arbor street and the ramp from delaware valley to the pennsylvania turnpike, route 13 to the turnpike still blocked because of an overturned truck. stick with the ramps in bensalem as a better bet. we'll check it again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> see you then. thank you matt. much more still to come on "action news" monday evening. that clerk who refused to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples in kentucky went back to work today. we'll tell you what happened when a lesbian couple came into her office. >> all right. take it outside to melissa. hi there. >> hi monica, hi rick. bright blue sky overhead a great way to start out our work week with comfortable conditions and a dry stretch on the way. we'll let you know how long
that's sticking around with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> it's like uber for kids. how a new company is shuttling children around town for busy parents and what safety measures are in place to make sure the children stay safe. >> those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back.
>> kim davis the kentucky court clerk jailed for denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples went back to work today. she returned to her job for the first time since she spent nearly a week behind bars. her office will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples now but licenses will not carry her name and they'll say they were issued under a court order. >> i just want to serve my neighbors quietly without violating my conscience. and so this morning i am forced a remedy that reconcile my conscience with judge benning's orders. >> today her attorney called her the bravest woman in america. kentucky's governors says all licenses issued today whether or not they he carry davis' name are valid. >> to the latest on the refugee crisis in europe now. more nations followed germany's lead today tightening up their border controls.
austria slovakia, the czech republic and the netherlands are closing highways and constructing fences. european union officials met to try to figure out how to relocate 160,000 refugees across the continent. one leader said if no solution is found the results will be "chaos." meanwhile pope francis says europe's refugee crisis is just the tip of the iceberg. he told a reporter today the crisis is being fueled by an unjust global economy. francis repeated his call for parishes around the world to welcome a migrant family and he said two refugee families will move into vatican housing. he said they can "stay as long as the lord wants." >> health check tonight. researchers in the uk say a smaller plate may be the trick to eating less. they looked at hundreds of behavioral studies where people were told they could eat whatever they want. those who had smaller plates or glasses almost always ate or drank less. according do scientists the sued dee presents presenting portions on a smaller plate
may trick your brain causing you to consume less calories. doesn't work for me. olive oil could lower the risk of breast cancer according to a new study. three groups of women were compared with different diets. one group sum policemenned police with extra virgin olive oil. researchers found the women who added olive oil to their diet had a 68 percent lower risk of malignant breast cancer compared to the other two groups. experts say a larger and longer study throw is needed to confirm the findings. >> still ahead on "action news," the future of facebook, how your news feed could become a slice of virtual reality. >> the fountain at love park is a very peculiar shade of green today. it's not suffering from eagles fever. we'll tell you why when we come right back.
>> ♪ >> business news tonight, facebook is working on a virtual reality app. the app would support 360-degree views of videos and it would allow users to change their viewing perspective by tilting their phones. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has called virtual reality the next computing platform. the app is said to be in the early stages and it's not known when it might actually launch. the new iphone doesn't
go on sale until the end of the month but preorders have already is your passed expectations. expectations. in fact they're so strong apple expects to beat last year's record when 10 million phones were sold during the first weekend. apple and cell phone carriers began taking orders for the iphone 6 s and iphone 6 s plus on saturday. the new models have faster processors and an upgraded camera. >> there is a new company, it's a lot like uber but it's for kids. it's called shut t it's geared toward busy parents and helping arrange rides for their children. but having a stranger drive their kids around may make a lot of parents nervous so the company uses technology to monitor and track the drivers. parents can also download an app to monitor the ride for themselves. >> these people have designed a really great system and the people who are driving are women who have a lot of experience with children. so, it does take a little bit of getting used to but i think my kids' experience has made us all feel very comfortable about it. >> shuttle charges a monthly
fee. it's only available in the san francisco bay area at least for now. >> hm. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight, we will check the forecast for you. >> all right. in fact looking outside right now sky6 hd over center city, a beautiful evening and it's been such a nice day, meteorologist melissa magee with details from accuweather when we come right back.
>> september is ovarian cancer awareness month and the fountain philadelphia's love park turned teal today to help spread the word. ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths among women. boathouse row and spruce street harbor park will also turn teal for ovarian cancer tonight. >> time to check the accuweather big board. meteorologist melissa magee here and what a gorgeous day to start the week. >> yeah. >> terrific. >> tell us all about it, melissa. >> i will actually right now. we'll show you how we started the morning guys. a fall-like chill overhead. this morning the low temperature in philadelphia 56 degrees. nice and cool. in fact, the coolest start we've seen since june 5th here in the city. and in fact, it was cool today and nice afternoon. in fact, we'll show you the picture outside from our pagoda camera there in reading pennsylvania, in berks county a bright blue sky overhead. not a cloud in the sky and expect more of the same as we go throughout the rest of our week ahead and it's 77 degrees currently in the city, 75 in reading, 74 in allentown. along the coast in beach haven
not bad, 76, in the lower 70's there in cape may. you look at the wind speeds and it has been a bit on the breezy side today. you have those winds sustained anywhere from about 8 miles per hour in trenton to as high as 15 there in the city, 13 miles per hour in wilmington but we have that west to northwesterly wind today which is what is helping to dry out the atmosphere and provide us with plenty of sunshine today. here's satellite6 along with action radar. a couple things that we're tracking here. there's an area of low pressure that is currently exiting coastal sections of new england and also maine and then we have high pressure that has essentially set up shop across the ohio valley and points to our south. he association that's why today the pressure gradient in between these two funneling those winds and breeze today out of the northwest but with high pressure in control for the majority of our work week ahead, we've got a nice dry stretch on the way with comfortable conditions. the chance of rain this week, well, zero probability of finding that, tuesday zero, same thing right through saturday we're getting the goose egg with temperatures nice and comfortable and dry
relatively low humidity levels as well. the call from accuweather for the rest of tonight, clear and cool. the winds will subside dropping down to 49 in allentown, 58 in philadelphia for the overnight low, 60 at the boardwalk and 61 the overnight low in cape may. stepping outside tomorrow, well, expect a bright and sunny smart. 8:00 a.m., 62, 72 at 11:00 a.m. plenty of sunshine, 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, 81 and 83 is the number at 5 o'clock in the evening. the five day at 5:00 showing you sunny, it's a touch warmer tomorrow and at 83 degrees, still no complaints. a baby blue sky midweek and at 86 degrees. more sunshine on the way on thursday which will get our temperature up to 86. 10 degrees above the norm by friday. keep in mind we should be in the upper 70's this time of year. 87 on friday, so still staying dry a-few clouds around on saturday and at 87. so, we're dry for now. we'll let you know if that stretch will continue as we get into saturday or sunday i should say. that answer coming up in the next half hour, guys. >> okay. >> thank you so much melissa. students from six high
schools in the camden diocese spent their monday morning in service of others. they took part in the diocesan wide food relay to make sure that local food pantrys are fully stocked. it's part of the catholic charities 40 days of francis countdown to the pope's arrival in philadelphia. the food delivered today will help more than 5,000 people throughout south jersey. terrific. >> uh-huh. much more still to come in our next half hour of "action news at 5:00. flash flood strands drivers on a major highway out west. we'll have much more on the cleanup efforts going on. >> plus, the search is on for a woman who punched a 10-year-old child, then took off. we'll have the surveillance video. >> also a delaware nun is using her artistic talents to help others in need during the world meeting of families. you'll hear from her coming up. >> those stories and more when "action news" comes right back.
>> ♪ >> hello again and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. explosive wildfires burning in northern california threatening the lives of thousands of residents and their homes and there's no end in sight. a barricaded man holds philadelphia police at bay for several hours in port richmond and a local company he is now
promising beautiful music during the papal events next week. katherine scott shows us how. >> and now to a very dangerous and desperate situation out west in california. two wildfires are burning in the northern part of the state tonight. forcing the evacuation of more than 23,000 people. >> hundreds of structures have already been destroyed. one person is dead and thousands of firefighters obviously working around the clock. >> the fire in the northern california foot hills has burned 71,000 acres so far and it's only 35 percent contained. >> and just 20 miles north of the famed napa valley the lake fire which started saturday has already consumed 61,000 acres and it shows no signs of letting up. more now from abc's lauren lister. >> reporter: an eerie silence in middletown, california today. the aftermath from this scene saturday night. the valley fire turning homes, cars, entire lives into ash and scorched grounds. >> holy cow, that is fast. >> reporter: retired
firefighter don lopez volunteered to go back on the front lines this fire season. he told abc's matt gutmann that he was working on saturday when he heard that his hometown was burning. after an exhausting 24 hours shift, he went back to see what remains. >> devastated. driving down the street all my neighbors are gone. >> reporter: but he was stuned to find his home still there. >> my daughter on the other hand lost everything. >> reporter: nearby firefighters are still desperately trying to battle back the flames. some of them so tired they collapsed in this drive way. >> potential for just explosively growing fires is really all coming true. >> reporter: the valley fire forced 20,000 evacuations and officials are still tallying the damage. for south, the butte fire near sacramento today is your passing 70,000 acres burned with 135 homes destroyed and thousands more at risk.
>> when combined with years of drought, it means that the conditions are worse. they're drier and therefore these fires are acting more aggressively more unpredictablely. >> reporter: after few hours sleep lopez snapped a picture of a friend's home to prove it's still standing, then heads back to work. >> today is a new day and time to go back on the fire line 'cause that's what i do. i'm a fireman. >> reporter: it will be a rough recovery for the people in those towns and many cases power and water service is out and it could be a month or more before crews can get it restored. lauren lister abc news, los angeles. >> and worlds news tonight with david muir will have much more on the fire fight in central california. you can watch that that following "action news" at 6:00. >> major cleanup effort is under way in parts of our arizona following flash flooding there. the rain fell hard and fast in the area southwest of phoenix. drivers became trapped on the highway and many had to bail out of their cars. today crewsed to several
vehicles from the muddy mess. still not clear how long it will take to clear the area but luckily no one has been hurt. >> the man wanted in that deadly traffic stop shooting of a kentucky state trooper was himself shot and killed by police today. authorities say they tracked down joseph johnson shanks in a rural wooded area this morning. they say he there they opened fire when he refused to drop his weapon. johnson shank center city accused of gunning down 31-year-old trooper joseph cameron ponder after fleeing a traffic stop last night. ponder had been on the force less than a year. >> back here at home, a five hour standoff between philadelphia police and a port richmond resident ended peacefully this afternoon. chopper six was over the scene along the 3000 block of agate street. authorities blocked off the street around 10:00 a.m. swat members surrounded the area after reports of a person under the influence of narcotics barricaded himself in a residence and refused to come out. after several hours the man was brought out and taken to episcopal hospital for
evaluation. no one was hurt. authorities in west goshen township wander the public to look at the two men in these surveillance pictures. they say the suspects walked into the micro tell inn along willow brook lane in west chester early this morning armed with guns. the pair stole money from the motel then took off. no one was injured but detectives want to get these armed suspects behind bars before they strike again. >> six community projects in wilmington delaware are getting the green light tonight thanks to a new fund. $193,000 will go to what's being called the neighborhood fund for the city's third district. some of the new initiatives include services for job seekers, neighborhood planning, funding a boys and girls club and more. the money was set up through the delaware community foundation. >> ♪ >> all right, we are just 11 days away from the arrival of pope francis in philadelphia. and preparations for the historic visit are kicking into high gear tonight. "action news" is along eakins oval earlier today. you can see the construction crews are already laying the
foundation for the massive stage for pope francis' outdoor mass and the festival of families. they're also getting all of the security fencing ready to install. "action news" reporter david henry will have much more on the latest security plans for the pontiff's visit coming up tonight at 6 o'clock. >> and of course music is such an important part of all the papal events in philadelphia. one local company is trying to make sure every song that's played outdoors will sound just as beautiful as it does inside great cathedral. >> "action news reporter katherine scott has that story. >> ♪ >> reporter: this organ now sits at cunningham piano company in germantown. but will soon play for a bigger audience. its first stop is the convention center for masses during the world meeting of families then it will be moved to the parkway to take part in the papal mass. >> for me it's a thrill. >> reporter: co-owner rich says they're so honored their company is absorbing the cost of the rental. the rogers infiniti model 361 weighs 1200 pounds, is 6 feet
long and 5 feet high. >> we have a trumpet stop right here. >> ♪ >> reporter: and it's digital. the manufacturer used microphones to record the sounds of an entire pipe then replicated them into speakers. he says it's the most popular installation in churches today because it's less expensive than building a pipe organ. >> what's beautiful about this instrument is that it can replicate that so closely that most people listening would not know the difference. and this costs under $150,000. >> ♪ >> reporter: organize any of thes are come hearing familiarize themselves with the organ and can save their choices on a memory stick. kim new went at saint ann's in phoenixville will be playing during communion of the papal mass while 50 people singing in vietnamese. >> my heart to the day i die. >> reporter: moving this instrument is a significant undertaking. they have to separate it into
three pieces for transport and keep in mind it's going to two different locations. >> it is heavy, awkward and delicate all at once. that's any other a great combination. >> reporter: he's confident it will get there and is confident in its beauty. >> the hope is that the families, the people there at the mass will be standing on the parkway but it will sound as if to them that they're inside a beautiful cathedral. >> ♪ >> reporter: in germantown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> a delaware nun is using her artistic talents to help others during the world meeting of families. sister mary grace sewell cofounded the new monastery foundation. her painterrings sculptures wood carvings and printer making are all featured in the monastery's gift shop. now, to help establish the new monastery sister mary he painterred two pictures of pope francis to auction off. here they are. she told us about this one where it shows the pontiff
holding a dove. >> my take is that he's being moved by the holy spirit to not only change the church but the world. >> folks interested in buying raffle tickets for sister mary's paintings can purchase them at the booth during the world meeting of families. more information about the papal visit is revealed, be sure to stick with 6abc/pope. our posts already include a list of highway and road closures, items that are prohibited from the francis festival grounds and much more on how you can see the pope during his two scheduled parades. >> all right. time now for another check of the highway situation on a monday night. >> all right, over to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi, matt. >> hi, matt. >> hi, guys. people vis sitting the blue route 476 this evening are encountering unexpected delays on the northbound side because we had a school bus that was on fire. no cheering, kids. looks like a pretty minor fire and everything is off to the side now but things are extra slow headed northbound on 476 toward the schuylkill
expressway. which remains crowded eastbound as it has been all afternoon after an early afternoon overturned vehicle crash. you can see slowing as well on the northbound blue route headed towards mid-county and on the eastbound pa turnpike from past valley forge out to fort washington. our crash along 202 northbound by the schuylkill is off to the side but it's still slow there as well so everywhere you look red and yellow on the map this afternoon. in southwest philadelphia, still have that fire location along lindbergh boulevard at grays avenue. that means the 36 trolley is being detoured over woodland avenue and 95 southbound still extra heavy from this point approaching cottman into girard where we still have that broken down trash truck in the right lane. rick and monica, traffic stinks. that's the bottom line. [laughter] >> well put. >> much more to come on "action news" this evening. a 10-year-old boy is attacked by a strange intera business. it's captured on video. we'll explain what happened. >> the wait is over for eagles fans. the birds set to take outfall constitution in the first game
of the regular season. jaime apody with details coming up. in weather melissa magee in for adam. hi. >> hi there monica. temperatures up and down in the midatlantic. in the 60's and 70's a bit of a fall feel for the first day back to work. details we'll let you know how long the stretch is sticking around for the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues in a moment. let's clear the air.
there are no limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can... release. and our senator, pat toomey, led the fight to keep it that way. carbon pollution, a major cause of climate change, leads to more asthma attacks in children. over a million pennsylvanians now suffer from asthma. and senator toomey took over a million dollars from polluters.
>> police in new york city looking for this woman tonight caught on camera punching a 10-year-old boy. happened inside of a deli last month. witnesses say she began yelling at the boy after he did not thank the cashier for giving him a bag. she got physical, leaving the boy with a bloody nose. the boy also said the woman called him bad names. police hope this surveillance video helps them track down the woman responsible. u.s. attorney general loretta lynch said more arrests are expected as the investigation continues into soccer's world governing organization. fifa has been under investigation for corruption and money laundering. seven people including several top officials were arrested in zurich back in may. today lynch says new evidence has surfaced that could lead to even more arrests.
>> time for sports. the wait is over. the eagles kick off the regular season against the falcons. >> jaime apody is here now and everyone is really excited about this. >> here we go, guys. finally here. >> yes. >> finally we have been waiting forever. the disappointment of last season the shock of the off season moves, the excitement of their preseason performance culmination of rebirth on monday night football. jeff skversky live at the georgia dome in atlanta, game time less than 90 minutes away, jeff. >> reporter: let's go bring it on eagles-falcons monday night football, can you wait? all eyes will be on eagles quarterback sam bradford. he's set to make his first start in 23 months. he's missed 25 games, 25 over the last two years because of those two torn left acl injuries. he nearly walked away from football but sam is set to make his eagles debut tonight. take a look at sam bradford a short time ago here at the georgia dome getting set to face the atlanta falcons and make that much anticipated
eagles debut. he was the most accurate quarterback in the envelope many this preseason. hopefully he can keep that going tonight against the falcons. bradford is teaming up with his former college roommate demarco murray the first leading are you surer in the nfl to switch teams in 68 years, both bradford and murray are ready to roll. >> i guess you could look at it as it's the last step getting out there and playing a full game but in my opinion we've already hit the last step, you know. i think i'm ready to play. i don't think there's anything else i need to do. now it's time to go out there have fun and play ball. >> felt great. i think he's worked out for all of us. i think it's worked out for the team and feel great. legs feel great. feel really fresh and ready to go. >> reportergo. >> ♪ >> reporter: the new look defense will get a tough test
right out of the chute. exton native and penn charter grad matt ryan one of the best quarterbacks in football, tough test for the eagles tonight he has that quick release and he'll face one of the best offenses in football. byron maxwell and kiko alonzo have their hands full with matt ryan. >> we he have a lot of respect for matt ryan, that offense, those receivers. they do a great job with the play action pass. they got two big receivers that can go up and get it and matt is a smart guy. he can make every throw so it will be a good challenge for us. >us. >> reporter: the defense will not have marcus smith. he is inactive tonight but they will have zach ertz. he will play for the first time after missing the entire preseason. we're live in atlanta, jeff skversky, channel6 "action news." jamie, back to you. >> we can't wait, jeff. thanks so much. tonight we're teaming up with phl17 to bring you all
the action. catch our show count down to kickoff at 6:30 followed by eagles and falcons at 7:00 p.m. on phl17. phils haven't even played a game yet but suffered a big loss as second baseman caesar hernandez was placed on the 60 day dl after colliding with a runner at first, he dislocated his thumb. he'll have surgery on wednesday. chase d an no, sir called up to take his placement darnell sweeney will get the bulk of reps at second base. eagles and falcons. >> they're ready. >> if i get home in time. >> all right. >> thank you jamie. >> afte"action news" got more f. that stands for fun and beautiful. the fab life show premiered and features a path of lifestyle fashion and food experts led by super model tyra banks. you can watch it every day at 2:00 p.m. right here on 6abc.
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>> they celebrated making strides and cleaner air throughout montgomery county this morning. the greater valley forge transportation management association hosted its annual sustainability awards breakfast. dozens of companies were recognized for their eco friendly programs. our own erin o'hearn was there to congratulate the winners. >> melissa is in for adam. a cool start but a nice finish today. >> expected that to be the trend, nice cool mornings and really comfortable by the afternoonly we'll talk about the stretch on the way. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar, it's dry, it's quiet, no issues with precipitation because high pressure is in control. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier this afternoon in fairmount park there along wissahickon creek near forbidden drive. we've got really comfortable conditions. in fact, if you're looking up at any point today, not a cloud in the sky. baby blue overhead. the high today in
philadelphia, 77 degrees. so 2 degrees shy of the average. normal for us this time of year is 79 so this is the second day this month where we've had temperatures below average so not bad. 71 in tannersville, 72 quakertown, center city 76, 77 in coatesville, lower 70's for kennett square and oxford. across new jersey 73 for ewing cinnaminson upper 70's, along the coast in sea isle city also in the 70's at this hour. here's what's going on. satellite6 along with action radar showing you this area of low pressure that's departing to our north and east and high pressure that is essentially parked itself over much of the ohio valley, the midatlantic and the southeastern states included but in between these two pressure gradients you're getting those winds coming in out of the northwest today which is why in fact we were dealing with those breezes albeit comfortable and dry with low humidity. no humidity at all really. the call from accuweather tonight, clear and it's comfortable. the winds will subside dropping down to 49 in the suburbs, 58 degrees in
philadelphia. so, a lot of people were enjoying the holiday for some and tomorrow it's back to school for most. turns warm. morning sweatshirts will be needed as you're getting off to school. 7:00 a.m., 59 degrees. 78 by noontime so a nice and comfortable afternoon. it's mild. 4:00 p.m. tomorrow that number coming in at 83. if you're traveling north of the city tomorrow, up in allentown, the lehigh valley we've got you covered. sunny and nice a-light breeze, high temperature coming in at 81 degrees. and really down the shore, no complaints with low humidity, sun splash, a westerly wind at five to 10 miles per hour and a temperature tomorrow of 81. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. it will be turning warmer by tuesday. a high up to 83 degrees. the phils at home once again tomorrow. on wednesday we've got a baby blue sky overhead and at 86, more sunshine on the way by thursday, a high up to 86 degrees. then by friday, as we close out our week here, we are 10 degrees above normal with a high up to 87, so today a nice and dry stretch then stretch
will continue right through saturday with a few more clouds and at 87. late saturday, however, into sunday, we're tracking a cold front that's going to move on through, so not as warm by then. the eagles are at home and also the philadelphia union, a high of 89. a rain or a thunderstorm likely by then. and then closer to normal as we get into next monday with a high coming in at 79 degrees. so, really take advantage of this nice stretch. cool in the morning, flies in the afternoon. >> thank you very much. >> stay with 6abc.com/weather as we move from sum near fall. storm tracker6 live radar and our live sky6 cameras have you covered whatever comes our way. i have type 2 diabetes.
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interviewing and entrepreneurship. >> the "action news" team is standing by with these stories and more at 6 o'clock. officials say they thwarted a threat against the pope days before his arrival. what authorities are doing to keep the pontiff safe. >> a local serviceman is back together with his k-9 partner. we'll tell you how this reunion was made possible today. dog looks happy. for adam joseph cecily tynan jam jaime apody rick williams, for the entire "action news" team, melissa magee, i'm monica malpass. have a good night. join rick next at six ooh. :for "action news." .
>> ♪ >> monday night, jim will be along tonight at 11:00 im. i'm rick williams. in the news big name acts are added to the festival of families lineup an local serviceman is reunited with his k-9 partner for the first time in more than a year. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a potential threat against the pope that was disrupted by the secret service less than two weeks before the pontiff comes to the u.s. 11 days and just over 15 hours out before pope francis arrives here in the delaware valley. authorities uncovered an alleged plot against the pope and are searching for any other potential threats as we get closer to his visit. "action news" reporter david henry has been following the story and joins us live from eakins oval with the very latest tonight. david. >> reporter: yeah, rick, we have learned there has been an arrest but the threat is described as aspirational and not a working plan. security is tightening up here at the parkway and other areas where the pope will hold three
huge outdoor events. unfortunately they present tempting targets for people who want to do harm. >> well, philadelphia is a venue where there are going to be the most people. it's a venue where if things can go wrong it would be here because it's outdoor and because there's going to be millions of individuals. >> reporter: workers have been busy assembling the venue for the pope's two events on the parkway. already a 6-foot security fence surrounds eakins oval and the work is being done under the watchful eye of homeland security. workers have installed multiple surveillance cameras and secured communications links vital work to protect the pope and the public. yesterday the chairman of the house homeland security committee revealed agents have already headed off a potential threat. >> we have disrupted one particular case and in particular, but as that date approaches i think we're all very -- will be very vigilant to protect him as he comes into the united states. >> reporter: as a former high r