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vitarelli, walter has the night off. a show of support for police officers in delaware. a machete attack leaves two
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police officers injured in belgium. the big story on "action news," is dozens of people injured after a railing collapsed at a concert in camden. it happened at the snoop dogg show. when the fence went down, people started pushing and piling up. trish hartman is live at the arena for us where another concert is getting underway. and trish i'm sure people are talking about what happened last night. >> reporter: they are, tonight the i love the 90s concert is about to start. there are folks trying to get in the concert is about to start. city inspectors were on site making sure that the repairs were made after the collapse. "action news" viewer video shows the moment the people from the
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from the lawn, one day later more concert goers showed up even after seeing the shocking video. >> it was scary, but they got everything taken care of. >> reporter: witnesses say snoop dogg called fans to come closer to the small stage always people pressed up against the railing it gave way sending people 6 to 8 feet on the concrete below. 42 people were hurt. >> everybody started pushing and the gate broke and i fell 6 or 7 feet. >> reporter: concert gory, abbey showed us her scraped arms and legs. >> there were four or five people on top of me, it was so hard to breathe. i thought i was dieing. >> reporter: live nation is closely following the recovery of the injured fans and
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employees and actively working with the authorities and the structural engineers to determine the cause of the collapse. we have secured the impacted railing section and tonight's show will go ahead as scheduled. temporary railings and fencing had to be installed and buffer zone will be implemented so fans no longer have access to the railing. fans say they are confident in the safety measures. >> we thought it would be safe we didn't think the concert would go on if it wasn't ago. >> everybody is good. >> reporter: now, officials say one person was seriously injured that person was released from the hospital earlier today. we are told both artists have responded on twitter. snoop dogg said prayers out to my fans wishing you a quick recovery. with all shows the fire marshal will be present at tonight's
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concert. officials say special attention will be paid to the collapsed area. trish hartman physically channel 6 "action -- channel 6 "action news." >> turning to weather, it's a humid day and that's causing pop-up thunderstorms in the area. melissa magee is at the big board with the first check of the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: alicia, we're tracking the showers and thunderstorms they are north and west of the i-95 corridor, you can see the activity on storm tracker 6 live double scan radar. that's affecting areas in berks and bucks and north hampton and chester county. we'll go in tighter to street level we have heavy pockets. moisture and lightning and pottstown and green lane lansdale, doylestown and north an east, new hope this will sag to the south and east, 20 miles per hour it's moving to the south and east, with winds in
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excess of 40 miles per hour. we'll continue to track that as we come throughout the rest of the evening hours. the reason why the showers and thunderstorms are firing up is because of the increase in humidity. we have dewpoints in the lower 70s. definitely a different feeling day in compassion to yesterday yesterday -- in comparison to yesterday. 83 in dover. when you factor that in it feels like a heat index in the city of 97. feels like 108 in dover. feeling like 95 in wilmington. we'll take a look at the day planner as we go throughout the rest of the evening, 87 at 7:00 p.m., 79 at 11:00 p.m. we're talking about the heat indices in the upper 90s. broken line of showers and thunderstorms, the biggest concern is drenching downpours and gusting windsle we'll take a closer look in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> a firefighter was injured in
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camden county, battling a warehouse fire. it broke out after 1:00 p.m. jeff skeverski is -- jeff chirico is live at the scene with the details. >> reporter: the firefighter was taken to the hospital when he hurt his ankle. he is expected to be okay. the fire broke out on the roof behind me. firefighters responded quickly, however, and kept it from spreading. viewer video shows a thick plume of smoke billowing in the air. firefighters got the call at 1:15 and found the roof burning on the 800 block of hilton road. >> short time ago roofing contractors were conducting their business on the far right side of the buildings. >> reporter: the building is being turned into a steel manufacturerring plant. it's unclear if the roofers sparked the blaze.
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firefighters had it under coal in 30 minutes. the bigger challenge for crews the chief said was the weather. >> the humidity proved to be more difficult than the fire, so we had to rotate companies in for additional manpower. >> reporter: the cause the fire is being investigated. the company representative said there's smoke and water damage inside, but nothing that will impact the renovation. live in pennsauken new jersey, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> there's no word on why federal agents raided the headquarters of union local 98 and johnny dorkt tri. this -- dougherty. this major raid included warehouse in berlin, new jersey where agents removed weapons. neither dr. or councilman heenen
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has been charged with with a crime. now, news from overseas, police say two female plfers were attacked by a male with a machete. when an attacker arrived at a security checkpoint, he pulled out a machete and yelled god is great in arabic. one was slashed in the face the attacker was shot and killed. "world news" saturday will have the latest on the attack at 6:30 p.m. after "action news." police officers and civilians came together to remember those who have died in the line of duty. this morning marks the third annual project blue light memorial ride. about 100 cycle iists -- cycliss
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left to remember those who have died and those who have taken their own lives. project blue tape was started by a man in washington state to show support for law enforcement in times of grief and fear. guardian angels featured food and fun for kids. nonprofit driving education program was on hand in bluebell to teach teens how to arrive alive. students took a lesson in the classroom and put their skills to the test in real world situations. today is the first day of musikfest in bethlehem. it features a diverse group of headliners, there are free shows featureing comedians and indy bands. and 6abc is a proud partner one
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again this year. it is our 12 year in a row. much more to come on "action news," youngsters get a chance to see what it is like to be a state trooper. it is not just any 5k run. how participants are helping to give the gift of life. the phillies top pick is getting ready for his major league debut, jamie apody has sports when "action news" comes right back.
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>> philadelphia streets department helped clean up the city today with the annual tire roundup program. each year the sanitation division offers reimbursement to volunteers who get old tires. city worker depose of them instead of them entering the waste stream. people with special needs got a first time look at what it's like to be a state trooper. they got to try on gear, see police dogs in action and take a ride in a helicopter. the camp hopes to promote good
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relations between police and adults with special needs. part of allegheny avenue turned into a community party in north philadelphia. this was the second allegheny avenue arts fest celebrating children and adults and music and performing arts an visual arts. dozens of teens hit the court for a basketball tournament. the young men's business league sponsored the competition at cecil b. moore recreation center. the winners took home a trophy. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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millions of jobs. you can read the plan here. >> jamie apody here with sports and starting with the eagles today. >> reporter: they are back at it again today, the injury list is growing, people are wondering if
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doug peterson methods are at fault. eagles back in shorts today, the pads put away, after all that hitting has brought excitement, but brought injuries with them. zack ertz was angered by the low hit. doug peterson said the rewards at practice outweigh the risk. >> that's what's used to, so we're all in. we're all in, and it's a physical game and players players play that game because we want to hit. do we we have to protect ourselves when we go live, you learn from it and you cross your fingers when you have those few live periods, and nothing crazy happens it's part of the game. >> reporter: silver lining of
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the phillies season, it's a chance to see the stars of the future. tonight jake thompson makes his major league debut. 22-year-old will start against the padres if it is anything like his last 11 starts in the minors, he should okay. >> i know he has major league stuff. i'm anxiety -- anxious to see him perform. it's his debut. catcher brings a lot of excitement with the way he plays. phils had a 3-2 lead. ruvment -- rup is the first phillies catcher to homer since 1999. no hint of fall in the air whatever is, except to the fact that college football season is
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around the corner. training camp opened for the temple owls. excitement surrounds the team, 7-1 last year. they are starting fresh. >> our kids have to understand, for like me you ask me about my notre dame games they are talking about i'm anxious to see if they buy by the details they can be great. there's a lot of work to do. union face dc you nighted. the first gold medal goes to the a teenager who won the women's air rifle. marvin harrison will be indicted into the pro football hall of staple. the former roman catholic star,
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he plans on thanking his fans and said he learned about diehard fans in his hometown. >> all the football, coming from philadelphia, you can imagine, to indianapolis, the fans are great to us. he is a soft-spoken guy, it should be interesting to larry what he has to say in his induction speech. >> thank you. melissa magee has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, wouldn't it be nice to be right there a spot on the beach. we'll be here in the studio when "action news" comes right back.
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>> hundreds of people showed up to take part in the donor dash in wilmington this morning. the event took place along the wilmington waterfront. participants raised money for the gift of life donor program. it raises a second chance for some of the runners and walkers who are recipients of the donations. >> melissa magee has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. some areas are seeing storms. >> reporter: in the i-95 corridor drifting south and east. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar, it's dry in philadelphia. you see the moisture pressing in mercer county and areas south and east of berks county. we'll go in tighter on street
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level with storm tracker 6 live you can see the rain and pocket of the lightning to the green lane east of pottstown and pressing into phoenixville and lansdale, as well. the showers and storms are moving east. another pocket that we're tracking south of new hope south and west of pennington. not a lot of lightning associated with it. when you hear the roar head indoors. a lot of time people are out and about celebrating summer activities. but these be drenching showers and thunderstorms. camden, new jersey, looking at the bridge. you can see philadelphia on the other side of the delaware river. clouds are starting to produce showers across portions of our region. high today in philadelphia, 91 degrees, but it felt hotter when you factored in the humidity. right now we're coming in at 89. 7 of in allentown. 835 in cape may. 82 in trenton. here's the big difference in comparison to yesterday.
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dewpoints are in the lower 70s. we have an 83 in dover. you can feel the owe -- -- oppressive air we have overhead. satellite and radar, not an organized line of activity we're tracking. the moisture will sag to the south and east as we go throughout the early evening hours, i would say allow for showers 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. what to expect with the storms, lightning is a big concern, downpours are high. strong winds, low concern for large hail and low possibility of tornados. north and west of philadelphia tonight we're talking about musikfest and run dnc the headliners tonight. a stray thunderstorm is likely. we had thunderstorms across the region. as you look at the day board for
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the rest of bethlehem it's dry under mostly clear skies. what to expect as we pass forward and move into the second half of the weekend. sunday, high pressure returns, warm, low humidity, high pressure coming in in at 89 degrees. the shore forecast, sunny and nice afternoon, high temperature coming in at 86 and not much of a risk for rip currents at the coast tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, warm, still, high of 89, lower humidity, nice day monday, 86. sunny and pleasant, tuesday, 88 degrees. wednesday we'll see a pattern change turning humid high of 88. the heat comes back on thursday, 91. friday muggy, 90 and 90 as we get into next saturday. a couple of showers, but nice by sunday. you can find the seven-day forecast and live look at double scan radar at
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finally, at 6:00 p.m., visitors to camden adventure aquarium got to see a different kind of turtle today. the teenage mute turtles, they took pick tushes and -- pictures and signed autographs. that was the place to be. "world news" saturday is next. do not next "action news" on phl17 tonight and we're back here at 11:00 p.m. for walter perez, jeff skeverski, jamie apody, melissa magee and the entire "action news" team. i'm alicia vitarelli. it's ladies' night tonight. we'll see you at 11:00 p.m.
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. welcome to "world news tonight." let the medal count begin. the first gold in rio and it belongs to team usa. an opening day hitch. lines so long people waiting for hours. tonight security on high alert as olympic dreams are made and dashed. the police video sparking new protests, a teen in the stolen car killed. tonight what police say officers may have done wrong in this very moment. concert chaos. two of raps biggest stars on stage. a barricade breaks and fans plunging several feet collapsing on to the concrete below. dozens hurt. inside the nation of north korea, a bird's eye view and a heavily guarded border. they say they are ready for war with america. and the driver tailgating so


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