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of a car theft ring in our area. wendy saltzman is following this case for three years. she is live outside of the district attorney's office with details on today's announcement. >> reporter: rick, dozens of people had no way of knowing that the cars they were buying were stolen and now they are left with no way to get around. 31 people have been arrested putting an end to this lengthy and intense investigation. >> it's clean and extra clean and i'm like good body and shape, no dents, it was just really nice, i thought wow this is a great deal. >> shane is one of five buyers that was swindled. she is speaking to "action news." >> i didn't know they were doing it. i would say i'm okay i don't want to buy the car. >> she thought she was buying a use 2006 impala to drive her
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kids around. >> one day the police knocked on her door and they said we have to confiscate your car. it was stolen, i was like what? >> they found that they were buying scrap cars for pennies online. >> they were involved in violent collisions and were just parked cars. >> the only thing of value was the vin. >> and then rented similar cars from local car companies and reported them stole and replaced the vin from salvaged junk cars. >> this was a details criminal organization with many moving parts. >> today the district attorney announc announced 31 of the 32 coconspirators are behind bars except for one. people were left with no cars and no money. >> i felt like the grinch going around and knocking on people's
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doors and taking their cars. >> the rental cars are returned to the rental car companies and the hope for the other victim is that they get restitution once the case goes to trial. and the district attorney estimates that the damages here are a half million dollars. >> wendy thank you. philadelphia police are hoping surveillance video will help them track down the video responsible for the shooting of a 60s-year-old girl. the video shows the bullet ripping through the video of a minivan and just out of frame is anila garret sitting on the posh. last night. she was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. now police are looking for two men and chad pradelli has more on the investigation coming up tonight at 6:00. it is day two of the perjury trial for attorney general, kathleen kane, and today one of
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kane's top aide took the stand against her. bruce beamer says the story in the newspaper in 2014 contained grand jury information that must have been leaked and kane reached out to him to try to block an investigation as to how the information got out. kane is accused of giving the information to the press and lying about it under oath. >> mother nature is reminding us it is still summer by sending us another block of oppressive heat. this is penn's landing on a wednesday evening, and this is just day one of a potential heat wave. and less than two hours ago, an excessive heat warning was posted for our area until saturday. meteorologist, melissa magee, is in for cecily. >> it's the humidity and stifling heat and that make its feel unbearable at times, this is the pattern into the weekend. dew point numbers tell the story
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today the level of moisture in the air, right now a dew point temperature of 71 in philadelphia, quite oppressive and you can feel the moisture and humidity if you have been outside today. it feels hotter 99 in philadelphia. 100 index in washington and 97 in charleston, west virginia. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar 3-d, you notice a bit of activity over central and western pennsylvania, we have to track the precipitation as it works its way eastward and some could move into our northwest suburbs tonight. something to keep in mind if you go to musikfest tonight. the excessive heat warning goes up and stays with us for the next three days, hot and humid along the i-95 corridor and higher than that. we'll take a closer look at that and let you know when the relief is coming up. details with the full and
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exclusive, accuweather forecast now the state of delaware passed a law requiring sexual abuse training in all schools. they enacted erin's law, a sexual abuse survivor wanting to provide the means for abuse victims to speak up and adultses to recognize the signs of abuse in children. delaware is the 28th state in the country to enact the law. >> i wish i did not have to sign this bill. but the truth is that i do. and we hear about the statistics, what is important that we remember that each of those statistics, represents actual real people. our children. >> both houses of the delaware state legislature approved the law unanimously in june. police in dewey beach charged the driver that crash
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nood a popular restaurant causing the fire that reduced it to rubble. that michelle small was driving drunk and she was pulled in the wreck an and was okay. she is charged with dui and other offenses. it's a long time coming for pennsylvania residents, state liquor stores are about to change and you'll notice the first differences this week. gray hall is in south philadelphia tonight with the details new at 5:00. >> reporter: hi monica, a lot of people are happy about the changes, not only new and extended hours but if you happen to play the lottery, you can get your booze and some scratch offs all in the same place. liquor, wine and beer drinkers have something to toast to. they announced changes making having a drink easier and less
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restrictive in the state. among the changes, fine wine and spirit stores have new hours on sunday and some will open on sunday for the first time. >> we have 94 stores opening this coming sunday. previously stores that had sunday hours operated from 9:00 until 5:00 and now they can operate until 7:00 p.m. >> years ago people in philadelphia went to new jersey and delaware to buy alcohol because the selection was limited and the pricing was attractive. i think they have come a long way. another change is that under the new legislation, stores are not required to be closed on holidays and if you feel lucky you with buy at adult beverage and for the first time lottery sales are allowed in liquor stores. some were in favor and some didn't like the idea. >> the extended hours are great. and lottery tickets, not a supporter of the lottery. >> the move by the state say no brainer and will bring in new
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ref few. many are excited to see the flexibility in the liquor laws and look forward to changes in the future. >> i would like to see six-packs available at all gas stations, grocery stores and wine at all gas stations and grocery stores. >> back out live, people are excited about the new changes and among the changes you will be able to order wine from out of state and have it shipped to your home and the favorite places that only sell beer will be able to sell wine. all the updates on our website at live in south philadelphia, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you gray. lets see it there is a lots to wine about as far as the traffic. >> lets go to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> we here boos about the situation. the blue route jam past the schuylkill and police activity on the shoulder but the jam was
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because of a southbound accident near villanova. still 11 miles per hour heading towards that. if you use 320 instead. sprawl road a crash at godfrey road. and he is where in delco by the old granite mall, there is a wreck along baltimore pike. white marsh township, watch forever a crash on joshua road at ridge pike. by the crown plaza there say wreck along street road, stay on byberry do get around that. and a nasty afternoon at 295 in burl and ton and camden counties, jammed solid southbound on down to the black horse pike because of two separate accidents. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thank you matt. a war of words is escalating as the race for the white house heats up. the blows that hillary clinton
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and donald trump traded on the campaign trail. >> and back on track for back to school. the small adjustments you can make for your child's schedule now to make sure they are ready to resume their classes. and cecily tynan is live at the zoo. >> i am here with camille, she is stretching right now. look at this. she is a brazilian three banded armadillo. when they feel threatened they can close up in this ball, it looks like a coconut and they like to eat insects and they are sometimes nocturnal. and she is trying to take a nap. we are live on my facebook, join us for a chat, we'll feed camille some food. and i'll be with the lions coming up live from the philadelphia zoo when "action news" returns.
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we have breaking news to report from new york city. right now a man is trying to scale the all glass facade of trump tower using suction cups. you see him there in the middle of your screen. police are standing by as the man makes the climb. the 58 story building is the
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headquarters to donald trump's presidential campaign and parts of the building is open to the public during the day. no comment from the trump campaign or why this man is scaling the building, this is breaking news from new york city. we continue to watch this online as well. we are streaming it online, if you want to continue to watch this man scale the trump tower, go to and watch it as it unfolds. >> hope the suction cups don't give way. we are giving more details about the first people to get zika virus in south florida and how officials learned about the cases. >> registered nurse and reporter, ali gorman is live at the big board. >> reporter: we learned there is one more case of zika virus not related to travel in south florida, that brings the total to 22, officials say all the cases are connected to a small area north of downtown miami, called winwood but a now report
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in the wall street journal is raising questions, they say one of the first cases a pregnant woman has no clear connection to that area and two other people infected also don't have any connection to the neighborhood. this calls into question whether that is the only area with zika spreading with active mosquitos and zika is an epidemic in puerto rico, they report 1500 new cases of zika every week and hundreds of pregnant women have been infected. but there is distrust when it comes to the u.s. government stepping in to help. many oppose aerial spraying for mosquitos there. most cases are mild with no symptoms, the biggest concern is for pregnant women, the virus can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly. i hate to say it but it's almost time for kids to go back to
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school. it's time to get sleep schedules back on track and starting now can save stress in the future and help kids function better in the first few days of school. sleep experts say moving dead time 15 minutes earlier each day can reset their body clocks and trying to reset their times personally on the weekends and sleep schedules for teenagers could be a big challenge and they are naturally wired to be night owls. >> biological ridge rhythm that wants them to stay up late at night and sleep in the morning but due to responsibilities and school hours they have to wake up at a normal time. >> it helps to get the whole family into a relaxing bedtime routine, no electronics for at least a half hour before going to bed and exercise during the day helps and keeping the
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sleeping areas cool and dark to promote sleep. good luck with that. we have breaking news in center city philadelphia. chopper 6 hd over the scene of the schuylkill river, a raft of people there, at the chestnut street bridge. at 5:00 p.m. rescuers and philadelphia police were called out to pull out three people in the water needing assistance, we don't know the conditions of the people yet but crews got three people out of water and taken to be analyzed as a medical center.
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delta airlines has still to resume normal operations after a power outage at the company's atlanta headquarters, there was system wide problems. that makes 2,000 flights canceled since the melt down on monday. travel waivers are still offered for the passengers effected. the streaming service netflix entered the streaming service last year with the series house of cards. and now the company confirmed new seasons of several returning
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shows and plans to launch even more original content and analysts say that the deep pockets of netflix, are forcing the cable channels to raise expectations for their programming as well. jobs in the casino industry were up for grabs. the borgata held a job fair for jops in maryland. a gambling resort in prince george's county outside of washington, d.c., then are looking to fill positions for cocktail severers and bartenders and more. students from local high schools worked with residents here at the seashore gardening center for their annual talent show and an art display but sing alongs. it looked like fun. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00, another check of the steamy and stormy forecast. >> taking a look live, puffy clouds above.
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are they ominous? melissa magee has the accuweather story next. and spent eleven months in a pow vcamp.m what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured is a disgrace. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. when you fly over enemy territory, the odds might be against you being able to come home. donald trump doesn't understand the weight of sending americans into harm's way. he's unfit to be president. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s. now there are. while uncommon, meningitis b can lead to death within 24 hours. trumenba is a vaccine for 10 through 25 year olds to help prevent group b meningococcal disease.
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trumenba should not be given if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose. most common side effects were injection-site pain, fatigue... headache, muscle pain, and chills. ask your doctor or pharmacist about all the risks and benefits of trumenba and tell them if you've received any other meningitis b vaccines. meningitis b can be spread by typical sharing like... a drink... a spoon... a kiss. it all started here... it might have been prevented with trumenba. ask your doctor or pharmacist about trumenba. time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. meteorologist, melissa magee, in for cecily tynan at the philadelphia zoo. >> you'll need the umbrella and
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a place in the shade. it will be hot and quite humid across the region with a chance of isolated pop-up showers and storms. right now in philadelphia 92 degrees and reading 90 and 88 in allentown and the coast in cape may, 83 and with the south sound westerly wind, it feels hotter, feeling like 99 in philadelphia and heat index of 101, and feeling like 98 in allentown and upper 90s in reading. here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have the frontal boundary lifting to the north and tracking activity in central and western pennsylvania, some of this moisture works its way eastward, and there could be an isolate is the shower or thunderstorm but the best chance is north and west of the i-95 corridor. it's warm and pretty sticky, dropping down to just 76 in philadelphia and 73 in reading and the overnight low in cape may falling down to 77 and 76
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degrees there in dover. again a threat of a spotty shower or thunderstorm. future tracker 6 taking you into time here, 7:30 in the morning and sunshine and clouds in the morning but as we go throughout the day with the heat and humidity there is the likelihood of showers and storms firing up at 4:00 in the afternoon, activity north and west of that i-95 corridor, same holds true into friday. because it's humid we find drenching downpours across the area. future tracker 6 showing you right into saturday, we are tracking this pattern here and most of the activity and most of the action will be to our north and west and some locations could find upwards of 3 inches of rain across it's region, we have the spotty activity but it's really all about that heat. and that is why the excessive heat warning is posted and goes up tomorrow and future tracker 6 showing you by thursday, 3:00 tomorrow along the i-95 corridor, numbers are close to
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102 and 100 in allentown. here is the five-day at 5:00, sultry tomorrow and high of 93 and a thunderstorm is still around and dangerous heat is possible on saturday, a high of 96, and stifling on sunday and as we get into monday not as brutal with a high temperature of 91 degrees, you can't beat the heat down at the philadelphia zoo, we have meteorologist, cecily tynan, and she is with a hawk. tell us about it. >> reporter: melissa this is shenandoah a red tailed hawk. these animals are fascinating, found all the way from alaska to florida. it's interesting if you look at the face it looks like she has a little bit of a veil over the eyes, that acts like a visor and that helps them see their prey and they eat small animals and
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rodents but they basically eat anything they can catch. i know people like that, right rick? i'll be with the young lions coming up later live at the philadelphia zoo. >> back to you guys. >> no comment. i approve this message.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again here is what is happening on "action news" wednesday night. the presidential candidates trade barbs on the campaign trail while pushing their economic plans. we have new numbers to share with you tonight. a sheriff's deputy paralyzed in an accident fights to get healthy and helps others along the way. >> a cement truck driver ends up stuck underneath a railroad bridge. >> everything she says is all talk no action. it's all talk, no action -- >> republican nominee donald trump baits hillary clinton on the campaign trail painting her as a candidate that cannot follow through on promises.
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>> donald trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander and chief of the united states. >> and democrat hillary clinton fires back at trump for what she calls his casual but dangerous comments. >> hillary clinton did not specifically mention the comment that donald trump made about the second amendment but said that the nominee crossed the line. >> donald trump told people in virginia that clinton made grand promises in new york and could not deliver. abc's karen travers live in new york. >> reporter: good evening. that was a focus, of both of their events today on the campaign trail, the economy. of course both candidates getting in their jabs and hillary clinton getting in her first reaction to the controversial comments from
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donald trump about guns. >> hillary clinton making sure that donald trump's own words are not forgotten. >> yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of conscious you'll comments from donald trump that cross the line. >> she is referring to this comment -- >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. although the second amendment people maybe there is i don't know. >> casual inciting of violence. >> it's comments like that from trump that causes republicans to announce their support for clinton. the clinton campaign launching a formal campaign to bring in republicans and independents. for and as trump keeps slamming clinton on guns, he gets a huge boost from the nra. >> putting this ad on tv --
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>> she would leave you defenseless. >> both ads talking about the economy. checking out the supply on ironic t-shirts and even getting one made just for her. she used the company as an example of made in america and slammed trump. >> he makes all of these things but doesn't make any of them in the united states. >> and trump meeting with coal industry leaders. >> the mines will be gone if she gets elected. >> the nra ad buy is a huge boost to the campaign that spent zero dollars so far on general election television ads, in comparison, hillary clinton's campaign spent nearly $56 million. a new bloomberg poll shows that hillary clinton continues to lead donald trump. she has 50% points and trump has
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44%. and trump does well with men, and evangelicals and more than 75% of likely voters say that their minds are already made up and they cannot be persuaded to choose a different presidential candidate. and we are following breaking news outside of trump campaign headquarters or trump towers in new york city. a man is scaling the all glass facade of trump tower using suction cups, this is the east 56th street side of fifth avenue. police are standing by as the man makes the climb, we are watching live, they put a giant airbag underneath the man if he falls, he has made it up to the 16th floor and that is also the
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residence of donald trump. parts of the hour are open to the public during the day and no comments from donald trump on this stunt, we are streaming this live, continuing to watch it live online at we are streaming it for you. you can download the 6 abc news app this election season to get breaking news alerts from the campaign trail and live results from election night and the 6 abc news app is a free download for your mobile device. nearly a week after breaking his back during an elevator accident in center city. sheriff's department, paul owens continues his fight for recovery and he got words of encourage. vernon odom has more tonight. >> reporter: good evening rick, one can only hope that some how sergeant owens is aware of all the hopes and good wishes and
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prayers that surround him and his family during these troubling days full of tension and uncertainty. >> during mid-day the two judges arrived at hahnemann hospital accompanied by sheriff jewel williams, they came to visit sarnt sergeant owens. he remains in an induced coma paralyzed from the waist down, his wife remains as his dead side 24/7 he is suffering from head and chest injuries and multiple broken vertebrae. judge marcia nifelt came to try to comfort the owens family. >> we came to offer our prayers and thoughts. >> how are they doing up there? >> they are managing given the
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circumstances. >> we keep them in prayer. >> the family is not ready to talk to reporters, they are focused excusively on the veteran. his condition has yet to improve. >> still the same. >> still in the induced coma? >> yes. >> reporter: monica there is now a go fund me account, opened up for sergeant owens. live in center city at the criminal justice center, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> heart breaking thank you. two men walked into the home depot in south philadelphia with a plan and walked out with nearly $1800 worth of stolen merchandise it was all caught on surveillance cameras. the suspects loaded up the cart with a generator and pressure washer and more and walked right out of the store and straight to their car without paying to the items. a septa worker collapsed on
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the ground intel wear county and two riders and septa workers stepped in to save his life. it happened in collingdale and the director of public works john moore was driving by and saw the employees helping the worker and ran to the scene. >> they were performing the heimlich maneuver because they thought he was choking, they were pumping his chest and then we laid him down and i instructed them how to perform cpr the proper way. >> the worker had a heart attack and remains in critical but stable condition tonight. a cement truck took a turn and found itself wedged underneath the railroad tracks, luckily no damage was done to the railroad tracks, all crews had to do to free the truck is deflate its tires.
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traffic is flowing once again along north chapel street. >> lets get a check of traffic out there right now. matt pellman in the "action news" traffic center with an update. >> some spirits are deflated that is for sure. look at this travel time on 95 an hour and 7 minutes, should be 10 or 11 minutes to come south on 295 from 73 to 42, two separate accidents, one is there with a fuel spill. that is why you see the single digit speeds from 38 to the accident scene. a long slow crawl. stick with the southbound new jersey turnpike or southbound 130 or local roads instead. hammonton an accident involving a bicyclist, along grape street. a crash by the christiana mall jamming things up at 273, and we are extra scrammed on the
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schuylkill eastbound coming off of 202 because of an earlier crash on the blue route and a crash along the granite run mall causing slowing there. turned into a busy afternoon rick and monica. >> thank you. it was the perfect day to spend on the water more so for a local group of students, we'll explain why this adventure meant more than your typical boat ride. cecily tynan is live back at zoo with this week's outdoor adventure. >> hi rick and monica, littlery is here with us, she looks like the phyllis diller of the chicken world. she is a chicken that originated in turkey and they are not for eating but they are show chickens and they have chicken shows like dog shows. and they are really beautiful. she has a lot of feathers there. and if you look behind me we are getting watched. we have the young lions, we are feeding them.
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not chicken though. something else. and we'll talk about the heat wave moving in in the accuweather forecast. >> those guys are hungry back there. >> plus jaime apody has eagles and phillies in sports. ♪ ♪ award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the volvo xc90. the most awarded suv of the century.
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jaime is here with sports out on the west coast. trying to avoid a sweep. >> lets keep the brooms in the closet. phillies trying to salvage the trip today looked like it won't be their day again. adrian gonzales a shot down the first baseline that goes off the umpire, he is considered in play and a hard ball to field at that. jeremy heldicson settled down before this happened in the fifth, got chase utley to pop out and he could be seen grabbing his side. heldicson left with pain in his side. that is not good. this is freddy galvis three run home run in the seventh and right now the phillies clinging to a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth.
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no news is good news with the lane johnson situation, well no news is no news. he is yet to be suspended. doug peterson said he doesn't think he will be able to sleep. and they take on tampa bay at the linc the play book will be kept pretty vanilla, the play calling will not. >> being a little more aggressive in the preseason in certain situations, if i feel like we are in the middle of a drive and it's fourth and 1 and we'll go for it. in those situations, it helps your football team i think. once you get to the regular season to get to themportance
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of those situations. >> the soul play for the championship in jacksonville in allentown, their third time in four seasons getsing to the final four. >> it's an accomplishment but not the ultimate goal. we are proud of what we have done but the goals are still in front of us. it's our weekend practice and came out and had a good day today and keep building on it and have an opportunity to play in a football game. >> if you are like me you hit up a local wawa quite often. next time pay extra attention to the employees, they are making interesting hires like this guy. >> i get it, i'm going to clean up here, these people make a mess. always a tight end's job to do the dirty work. >> how you doing? you are the best customer service person ever. >> yes, that is eagles tight end
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brett celek that wend undercover at a local wawa maybe two perky for the morning people. kind of keeping his day job, kind of hope his season doesn't come up shorty. that is my attempt at humor. >> very cool. >> work at wawa next. their coffee is delicious why not. students working hard at their summer jobs are showing off their successes, they worked on boats and took them out on the open water, this is a work ready program. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee,
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checking out cecily tynan is live at the philadelphia zoo. for the outdoor adventure having fun too. >> it's quiting to be so close to the beautiful animals. kristin is with me here. >> we have cataba here, our largest girl. and they are all sisters born here, they are 2 years old.
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>> they celebrated a birthday back in june. right. they look big to me but they can get even bigger than this. >> she is 275 pounds but they can get to be as big as 400 pounds, males are a little bit larger. >> right now they are in a 360 trail. >> it's our innovative trail network where the animals explore and cross through the area as above your head in big cat crossing and this is a grown trail and look above them and see them. it's a great experience. >> hi. it's interesting they are not just sitting there but lions spend a lot of time sleeping. >> they do, they can sleep 20 hour a day. >> just like rick williams. >> it's important for them to conserve their energy.
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females do the hunting and they have to conserve the energy for the natural behavior. >> because they are so big. now in the wild they eat wilda beasts. here at the zoo they get a variety of beef and shank bones and one bones will have 7 pounds of meat on it. they eat that. >> you have adult beverages at the zoo. >> visit our watering hole, it opened last month, our new beer garden, open friday, saturday and sunday from 11:00 until 4:00, and open through the rest of the season through october. >> it's a great oasis in the zoo. >> thank you kristin, lets talk about the weather, we have been heating up and when from 85 to 89 and now temperatures in the
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90s, philadelphia 93 degrees that is 7 degrees above normal. feels like 99 if philadelphia and 98 in allentown and millville 101, and millvilwe ha showers and clouds riding up along the ridge and most of them are missing united states to the north. it's warm and sticky and mostly cloudy skies. and the perseid meteor shower tonight and tomorrow. 8:30 tonight a spotty shower in the poconos, mainly partly cloudy skies and tomorrow morning at 8:00, it will be dry with a mixture of sun and clouds and then into the afternoon we could have shower or thunderstorm activity creeping up north and west of the i-95 corridor, i think that will be the theme as we head through the week. tomorrow the heat index will be
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soaring, feeling like 99 by launch time and the excessive heat warning goes into effect tomorrow and remains that way through the weekend. the exclusive accuweather forecast, tomorrow's high is 93 degrees and saturday 96 and you see the heat continues through monday and then finally, relief is on the way tuesday and wednesday and temperatures dropping back into the 80s. if you head here to the philadelphia zoo, make sure you drink lots of water, thank you ladies for joining me. you are beautiful. >> back to you guys. >> they are beautiful, that one pacing makes me nervous. >> yes.
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right now the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. they bust a car theft ring after a four year investigation. and a dozen of campers are injured when a wasp attacks at a wilmington park. those stories are next at 6:00. for rick williams and the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass join me for "action news" next at 6:00. >> good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. >> wednesday night, jim is off and i'm monica malpass, in the news amtrak makes the first settlement in the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. but the big story on "action news" is the bust of a well organized car theft ring, 31 people are behind bars tonight for a scheme that targeted rental car companies and dozens of unsuspecting used car buyers. wendy saltzman was tipped off
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about this crime spree three years ago. >> reporter: monica although 41 stolen cars are off the road, authorities are telling us there may be more and that means more unsuspecting buyers may have bought stolen cars and not even know it. >> had i known that they were doing it, i would have said oh, no, i'm okay. i don't want to buy that car. >> shane spend her tax return on the car, the chevy impala, she was desperate for something to drive her kids around in. >> i was like this is a nice car. >> but the car that looked too good to be true, really was. >> i felt like the grinch going on people's doors and taking their cars. >> cooper was one of 49 victims that fell pray to one of the largest car theft rings in philadelphia. >> they knocked on


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