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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara
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bloomquist is off and in the news, a jury member is dismissed from chaka fattah's corruption trial. what that means for the case now. and disturbing new details about the nightclub attack in orlando. the final messages between the shooter and his wife. first, we are following breaking news a philadelphia police cruiser was just involved in a crash. chopper 6 hd is live over the scene in northwood on the roosevelt boulevard. we are told that two police officers were hurt and we are working on finding out more about their conditions and what cause sd the crash. we'll bring you updates on air and online at we'll continue to monitor that situation for you. our other top story is the arrest in a hit and run that injured two teenagers, police say that the boys were struck by a car while riding a bike earlier this morning. the man behind the wheel is suspected of drunk driving, katherine scott joins us live from the scene in spring garden.
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>> reporter: rick, that is right. police say that the 34-year-old driver appeared to be intoxicated and was taken in overnight for a breathalyzer, the two teenagers were taken to the hop and one was in stable condition and the other was in critical condition with severe head trauma. >> this morning police bagged evident from the scene of a hit and run crash in spring garden that sent two 16-year-old boys to the hospital. two teens were riding their bikes and on the same bike when they were struck by a red sports car that appeared to be speeding. >> the impact was so severe it caused the front tire of the bicycle to be torn from the bicycle and that landed 50 feet north. >> one suffered severe head trauma and the other a broken leg and medics rushed them to the hospital and minutes later six district officers located
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this black lexus on ridge, and it has front end damage and witnesses positively identified the car and drive. >> he appeared to be intoxicated and had a long order of alcohol coming from his person. >> and there was a 25-year-old passenger in the lexus that appeared to be intoxicated she was speaking to the officers as a witness. detectives are hoping there is footage that can help them in this investigation. >> katherine thank you. family and friends are gathering to remember rising pop star and south jersey native, christina grimmie. the singer was shot to death last friday as she signed autographs at a show in orlando. it will be followed by amemorial service, grimmie grew up in mar ton and graduated from cherokee high school before she was
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discovered on youtube. they believe her killer was an obsessed fan. and investigators are finding out more about the gunman in the orlando massacre be his wife's potential involvement. and the grieving community is laying to rest more of the victims. here is the report from the site of a growing memorial. >> reporter: this is where the president and vice president left the flowers, the memorial here is still growing another day of deep grieving here in orlando. grieving families, saying final good-byes, some of the 49 victims killed in the orlando nightclub massacre laid to rest today as we hear from first responders. their stories of heroism and rushing into the horrific scene sunday morning and saving lives. >> it was a chaotic scene at best. >> in the midst of the terror we are told that the killer, omar mateen, asking if she had seen
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the news expressing their love for one another. now they are on the no fly list as the fbi investigates. the fbi has yet to comment on the alarming claims from this owner of this gun store saying the gunman stopped in wanting to buy body armor and ammunition, they were immediately suspicious and refused to sell to them and called the fbi. >> it was sad we had him that close. that close, and law enforcement could have gotten their hands on him. >> law enforcement says that mateen's wife was with him when he bought ammunition at another store. marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." a south carolina community is marking a somber anniversary today. it was one year ago that nine people were killed at a bible
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study at ema church. the alleged shooter, dillon roof faces hate crimes and other charges, the government is seeking death penalty in the trial says for september. and now the police are asking for help tracking down a family. they were last seen yesterday in stratford. anyone with information should contact the lyndonwald police department. there say shakeup in the corruption trial of congressman, chaka fattah, the judge officially dismissed a juror and did not explain what led to the decision, the dismissed panel member is replaced by an alternate and that means the jury had to start over and throw out the work they have done since getting the case on
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wednesday. fattah is charged with taking illegal loans and charged with racketeering and fraud. time to talk temperatures on a friday and we are ending the work week on a high note. looking live from sky 6 hd from the jersey shore in atlantic city. early clouds are giving way to a warm, sunny afternoon. things may be on the cool side tonight but the father's day weekend is looking like a winner. lets get the latest from melissa magee on the terrace. >> reporter: happy friday rick. we are turning out to have a nice friday afternoon. check out the numbers. they are responding nicely to the sunshine. 79 in philadelphia, 80 in trenton and 80 in reading and 78 in allentown and the lehigh valley. at the coast in cape may an east-northeasterly wind it's a touch coolwer a temperature of 72. here is satellite 6 along with action radar you see the early morning showers in areas of south jersey and delaware are starting to move down to the
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south, so clouds are breaking for plenty of sunshine. and it will do so through the rest of our friday afternoon. if you step out today for the afternoon and evening commute. mostly sunny at 4:00 and temperature of 82 and back to 80 at 5:00 and mostly sunny sky at 6:00. and numbers in the upper 70s and 76 at 7:00 p.m. tonight underneath a partly sunny sky. the weekend get away looks like this. clouds to some sun later on today. high temperatures in the lower 70s and lower 80s today in philadelphia and up in the poconos, a mostly sunny skies maxing out at 73. take a look what we can expect, a low humidity on our friday. and we are heating up next week for the official start of summer, we'll have all the details coming up in the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> thank you. in other news thousands of
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atlantic city casino workers have authorized a strike. union members approved a walkout on july 1st in the height of summer season. they plan to picket at tropicana, ballies, they already approved a strike at the taj mahal. they want better pay now that casino revenues are improving. philadelphia's newly approved beverage tax is awaiting mayor kenney's signature. city council approved the 1.5 cent tax on sugary and diet drinks yesterday. it will be spent on community programs and pre-k and rec centers. the beverage industry is expected to sue over the decision. still to come on "action news" at noon, more on the local dad behind the biggest highlights from last night's phillies game, and the fireworks display goes off inside of a
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the second black box from egypt flight 804 is recovered from the mediterranean sea, this comes one day after the discovery of the cockpit voice recorder. this improves the chances of finding out what happened to the plane last month. iraqi government forces have scored a victory over isis, the troops recaptured a government complex in falluja today. this is iraqi troops raising the iraqi national flag. and seized a neighborhood that served as a base camp for fighters. wild fires burn first degree california and other western states are fueled by hot and dry weather. about 140 homes and ranches were considered at risk in california
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where a 1400 acre fire was tearing through coastal canyons west of santa barbara, 100 firefighters are on the scene battling blaze and forced the 101 northbound to a stand still. >> we wanted to see where the action was at and hopefully they open up the freeway again real soon. >> limited access and rough terrain and wind shifts are making the conditions unpredictable. the area has not burned in 60 years. police are looking for the culprits behind a dangerous situation in wal-mart. three culprits set off a fireworks display in wal-mart in phoenix, arizona, it caused extensive smoke and water damage, they are thankful that nobody was hurt and they have released images of the suspects, two men and a woman caught on camera leaving the store.
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they will face felony charges when they are caught. the cleveland cavaliers forced a game seven. steph curry was ejected after he was called for his sixth personal foul. he cursed and tossed his mouth piece in the front row striking a fan after the foul call. the series is tied at 3-3, and the decisive game seven is slated for saturday at 7:00. everybody is talking about the highlight from the phillies blue jays game in philadelphia but it was not in the field but in the stands, an amazing catch from a dad holding his daughter and a food tray. he caught the ball one handed while holding a tray of food and his daughter and his name is
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brian of glen mills pennsylvania. he is quite the celebrity. more on this dad and his amazing catch coming up on "action news" beginning at 4:00. i have to watch that over and over again. coming up at noon, microsoft is getting into marijuana, how the tech warning is getting into the legal pot business. and the biggest star on broadway is leaving his own show. when the lead of hamilton will officially step down.
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spending on father's day is
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expected to reach a record high this year. about $14.3 billion will be spent on dads according to the retail federation most goes towards meals and electronics. moms are still number bun spending. mothers day spending surpassed $21 billion. microsoft is getting into the legal marijuana business, they have a new partnership with a company that makes software for the pot growing industry in states where it is approve. they help to monitor growers and distributors. it's now legal in washington and oregon state. the new study suggests that the zika virus is harmful for women in their first two trimesters. columbian researchers studied pregnancies of women in columbia
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and found no abnormalities of zika with women that contracted it in the last trimester. but 1800 of those women had not yet given birth so the data is incomplete and preliminary. and high calorie -- scientists evaluated 103 online orders over a six week period. when they added traffic lights or num eric calorie counts, they opted for the lower calorie option. the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight at 4:00. here is alicia vitarelli with a preview. happy friday. >> happy freebie friday. this weekend it's all about the dads. and we have some pretty amazing father's day freebies for you from things to do to full on
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trays of dessert. we have you covered. and caught on video, gallons of water dumped on to a 7-month-old baby at a splash park, that babysitter is now out of a job, how social media helped concerned witnesses find that child's mother. if you have not downloaded the 6 abc news app. you can watch us live on your smart phone or talent. >> thank you alicia. quick break and accuweather and meteorologist, melissa magee when we return. stay with us. turn things around? what if you could... love your numbers? discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c.
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boardwalk. different today? >> yes things are clearing up. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar shows it's dry and quiet and earlier today we had showers south of philadelphia, we'll take a look at that in a moment. we'll show you the picture outside on our friday afternoon looking up at the skies in center city. looking at the center city skyline as well. it's bright and blue and turning sunny in much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. 80 in reading and 74 in the poconos and cape may 73 and 72 in beach haven and lower 70s in dover. you look at the humidity, it's dew point temperatures below 60 degrees, so nice and comfortable and it stays that way as we head into the rest of our weekend. here is satellite 6 along with action radar there is a disturbance we were tracking earlier today in areas of south jersey and delaware, we had areas of rain and all of that moisture getting suppressed to the south and clouds are
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breaking for more in the way of sunshine as we go throughout the rest of our afternoon. we have weekend perfection on the way, high pressure is dominating today and it stays put for most of new england down the mid-atlantic region and no complaints and warm and dry and temperatures are in the 80s and same thing holds through for father's day on sunday. nice and comfortable conditions no excuses for gifts for dad. clouds to sun tomorrow and hive of 74, and sunday sunny and nice and 78 and ocean temperatures in the upper 60s. and if your destination takes you to the poconos, partly sunny and delightful. high of 76 and sunny and splendid on saturday 77 degrees and sunday sunny and we start to warm up temperatures coming in at 80. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast turning sunny today after showers south of the city, and a
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high temperature of 82 and tomorrow 84, close to average for us this time of year is 83. so close to normal. on sunday it's warm and nice for father's day in at 87 degrees and we start to get warmer close to 90 on monday for the official start of summer, for the summer solstice. hot and humid and thunderstorms are creeping back into the forecast on tuesday, 92 degrees, wednesday less humid and nice and the philadelphia union at home by then, there in chester, the high temperature of 85 and next thursday partly sunny and dry and high temperature of 82 degrees, this is the kind of forecast we like to see. we get all the unsettled weather out of here and just in time for the start of the weekend, sunny and dry head down to the shore and stay in the city, we'll stay dry for dad. anything planned for you for father's day? >> i'm going to brunch and then lunch and maybe dinner. a lot of eating. >> eating in your forecast.
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>> probably get a menu as a gift. saint christopher's hosted their 25th annual graduation ceremony for their school to work program. students received one-on-one training from health care professionals, this year students received scholarshiped totalling $100,000. more than 330 high school juniors and seniors have participated in the program. more ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at 12:30, the annual manayunk art festival is here, and we have a preview. and good-bye to lin-manuel miranda, he is leaving the schmidt hoe hamilton.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again s. sara is off and here are the stories we are following at 12:30. family and friends say good-bye to a young singer whose life ended in tragedy. and a wild fire in california has grown to six square miles, the latest coming up. a man tries to steal a bottle of alcohol and the clerk fights back with an unusual weapon. and we begin with what we
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call a perfect father's day forecast, nothing but sunshine and comfortable temperatures, just what dad asked for, looking outside at sky 6 hd showing you the beach and boardwalk in atlantic city. a great day to be down at the shore throughout the weekend, melissa magee is out on the terrace enjoying this friday. >> we have comfortable conditions just in time for the start for our father's day weekend. high pressure is dominating and we have numbers in the 70s and 80s at this hour. 79 in philadelphia and 80 in reading and at the coast in cape may 74 and 73 degrees in beach haven. look at the dew points, it's it's level of moisture in the air and it's comfortable. dew points are in the middle to upper 50s. more moisture to the south where there was showers this morning for cape may and dover, those come down as high pressure dominates for the rest of today. low humidity for the rest of our friday.


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