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usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. "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, police just identified the man that scaled the trump tower in new york city using suction cups. and the jury is hearing more testimony from kathleen kane's former law school boyfriend at her perjury trial in montgomery county. but the big story is a steamy and stormy accuweather forecast, an excessive heat warning is in effect and pop-up storms are possible throughout the day. we have seen the skies suddenly open up this morning and runners got caught in a heavy downpour in philadelphia and a driver was lucky to escape unharmed when a large tree came crashing down on ton of a car and landing on lincoln drive causing a big backup. we could be in for more storms this afternoon. lets go to karen rogers tracking the humidity at the big board. >> reporter: we are looking at stormtracker 6 live double scan a couple of cells are now beginning to form out near
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harrisburg thark is a ways out. we see showers out near the coastline, these are storms that came through the city. we see it in surf city near the garden state parkway and showers in parkville as well as hammonton. the storms have fizzled and now some showers breaking the coastline. they are not breaking the humidity not by a long shot. the heat warning begins at noon and lasts through saturday evening, what is when we expect the core of this heat, the hazy, hot and humid conditions we are dealing with for days on end. 88 degrees already in martins creek and 88 in pottstown and 93 in coatesville. 86 in saint davids and 87 in center city and 88 degrees in warrington and the suburbs in new jersey, 88 in browns mill and 91 in vineland and 93 in smyrna and 84 in hockessin,
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delaware. the numbers are way up there, not just the heat but the humidity. once you hit 70 you know it feels oppressive. we are 76 in philadelphia and throughout most of the region, we are talking the upper 70s. you can feel how thick the air is as soon as you step outside. take a look at this, this is the index tracker, in other words what it feels like. at 2:00 it will feel like it's over 100 degrees when you factor in the heat and humidity. when go to the eagles game it feels like 101 degrees. >> thank you karen. eagles fans are hoping the weather tonight will be good for a little bit of football. it's the first preseason game at the linc. the revamped eagles taking on the tampa bay bucks, and annie mccormick is live at the stadium in south philadelphia as the excitement continues to build.
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>> reporter: hi rick, i don't know if i heard karen right but it will feel like 96 degrees tonight. that is one thing that players and fans take into consideration. normally lincoln financial field doesn't allow fans to take in liquids but people can bring factory sealed water bottle. 16 ounces or less. >> carson wentz went in his t-shirt for his morning run this morning. here is the take. >> he is a first round draft pick, give him time, don't rush him in there. >> die hard fans are watching for weeks and some are waiting for football weather. >> i'm more of like a jacket. when it's cooler out. mode el's says he is back as a
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member of the scouting staff. there is a couple of debuts, including coach doug peterson. he has sam bradford and carson wentz. how do fans feel about the chang changes? >> it's enough new to see what they can have. i don't think it's a problem at all. >> remember for those of you heading out this is excessive heat they are concerned about. not just for the fans inside of the stadium but for you tailgaters outside of the stadium that come a couple of hours earlier, there might be a variety of beverages but officials are suggesting water as your main one. rick back to you. >> thank you. turning to politics now, democratic nominee, hillary clinton, will be focusing on the economy today specifically
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adding jobs in the u.s. clinton will speak in the detroit area this afternoon to lay out her plan, she would add 320,000 jobs to michigan's workforce alone. meantime, republican nominee, donald trump, is drawing heavy criticism for another set of comments he made on the campaign trail. this time they were pointed at president obama, with trump calling him quote, the founder of isis. trump has long faulted the president for his policies, the nominee and republicans believe that the decision to leave iraq in 2011 allowed a branch of al qaeda to grow into isis. the new york police department has identified the man that scaled 21 stories up the side of the trump tower inside of manhattan yesterday using suction cups. 19-year-old steven regatta faces criminal endangerment and
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trespassing, he said he wants a one-on-one meeting with the republican nominee. it's not clear what he wanted to discuss. we are following new developments from an apartment in maryland where a gaping hole replaces the building's roof following an explosion and fire overnight. we learned that at least two people are dead and several residents are unaccounted for at this hour and dozens of others are injured. abc's marcy gonzales is following the story and word of dramatic rescues, she joins us live from new york. >> reporter: rick, teams are still out at the scene now looking for other possible victims, trying to figure out what caused the devastating fire. >> flames tearing through a maryland apartment building. firefighters pulling people from the smoke filled top floor, parents forced to drop their children from windows. >> i got so scared, there were people jumping out of the window and screaming for help.
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>> the massive fire started late wednesday night in silver spring, maryland after an explosion so powerful it sent debris flying across the street. >> there was an explosion it is covering the entire road. >> at least 30 people hospitalized. today as fire crews douse hot spots on what is left of the apartment building, search crews are on the scene looking for residents that are not accounted for. >> we are still in search mode trying to identify the five to seven occupants. >> and three firefighters were among the injured. we just learned they were released from the hospital. reporting live, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> marcy, thank you. back here we learned the name of the man shot to death in north philadelphia last night. 46-year-old george lopez was gunned down on the 2900 block of german town avenue, officers from the 26th district were on
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patrol and saw a man running away with a gun if his hand. he was arrested blocks way and is expected to be charged today. kathleen kane's former law school boyfriend is on the stand at her perjury trial. the pennsylvania attorney general is accused of leaking secret grand jury material to a newspaper to embarrass a former prosecutor and lying about it under oath. her former boyfriend one of her top aides says she is trying to frame him for leaking the information. >> john rawlins will have more coming up on "action news" at 12:30. "action news" has reached out to the pennsylvania state police, for this wild case of distracted driving, a local company driving with her feet on the schuylkill expressway at rush hour. she was texting with both hands, the couple who took the video says that the woman was doing this for 20 minutes and swerving
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at times, take a closer look at the video by going to still to come on "action news" at noon, we are learning more about the police officer who accidentally killed a volunteer during a training exercise in florida. and delta has revealed what caused the massive computer melt down that canceled thousands of flights this week. karen rogers is back with the accuweather forecaexclusive acc.
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we are learning more about the police officer in florida that shot and killed a retired librarian during a community demonstration. lee cole resigned from another agency in 2013 for failing to complete a field agency training program and cole was accused of using excessive force with his police dog. mary knowlton attended a shoot don't shoot demonstration. they did not say how a gun with
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real bullets was used. we are hearing from the ceo of delta airlines about the carriers massive computer outage last week, they have determine that a massive fire caused a small outage that set off a computer crash that affected the airline worldwide. the ceo spoke about the impact to travellers. >> apart from an actually loss of human lives, absolutely. i own it, i am personally responsible for this happening and i will make sure it doesn't happen again. >> the airline plans to rebuild trust with customers through actions and not words and promises. the u.s. olympic team continues the olympic ways in the pool. katie ladecky captured her third
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gold in the 200 meter free style relay in rio, and tonight michael phelps and ryan lochte compete against each other. kerry walsh jennings and april jennings won their match. and the u.s. basketball had their 28th straight victory in olympic competition. macys planning to shut down 100 stores in the next year. it's a way to stay fit and cool at the same time. the low impact exercise making a splash with local seniors when "action news" comes right back. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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how do we make the economy work for everyone? hillary clinton's plan starts here... by making big corporations and those at the top finally pay their fair share in taxes. and those companies that move overseas? she'd charge them an exit tax. then she'd use that money to make the largest investment in creating good paying jobs since world war ii. millions of jobs. you can read the plan here.
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macy's is planning to shut down stores in reaction to falling sales. the retailer says about 100 stores will close next year, we are working to find out which locations, they represent 14% of the macy's store base. the company made the announcement as they reported lower second quarter profits today. all the extremely hot weather may be cramping your motivation to get outside and
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exercise but today's art of aging report is showing us an option to stay fit. it's making quite a splash with seniors. >> zumba's latin beat is great to raise your heart rate but good for joins for seniors. enter aqua zumba that take its into the pool. they say the aquatic variety still gets the heart rate up with less pounding on the body, this is for slower impact. it helps to tone muscles better. >> you constantly fighting the floating, because water constantly pushes you out and we have to push ourselves in to be able to stand. >> joanne enjoyed cycling and weight training after a spinal injury, looking for something easier on the back, aqua zumba
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is still a workout. >> it works all the muscles. >> and adjust the movements to your capability. >> you can put it gently on the bottom of the pool. >> this man took my class and said i never thought i would sweat in the water. >> it's offered at most ymca branches in the area and find a class and join the pool party through this link at >> they want to feel young and do things that everyone else can do. and the water really allows them to do so. tamala edwards, channel 6 "action news." >> the "action news" team is out working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00. here is alicia vitarelli live in the newsroom with a preview. >> hey rick, we are talking about wasted food. are you wasting money by simply tossing things out? specifically produce that goes
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bad before your eyes, learn how to keep them fresh in what's the deal? and remember the man from westchester taking the ice bucket challenge to a whole new level. his cross country journey to raise money for als. if you have not downloaded the free 6 abc news, you can watch our newscast streaming live on our tablet or cell phone. >> coming up we'll talk about the atlantic city air show and i will sit in one the planes. not fly but sit. >> thanks alicia.
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from highly respected piano students are in philadelphia for one purpose. here to study with the concert
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masters during the youngst programs. the students represent 11 different countries including the united states. wow. do you play piano? >> i played for ages and never sounded that good. we had some wet weather this morning. lets take a look at stormtracker 6 live double scan around the area. we are mostly dry right now and the storms that came through kind of limped off the coast and one thing you notice out to the west near harrisburg, a couple of new cells beginning to form and we have some sprinkles right now off surf city and off the coast near seaside heights. lets go outside and see what it looks like. the action cam was out and about near boathouse row, muggy out there and humidity oppressive
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sticking with us for quite eye while. lets look at the numbers, 87 degrees already and the dew point is 74, oppressive humidity throughout the entire region and the pressure is holding steady and the winds southwesterly and light at 13 miles per hour. the ocean temperature moved up to 80 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the clouds in place, storms moved through earlier and cut through center city during the morning rush. we see a few more trying to pop up to the north and west. the best chance to see this is northern and west of the city a little bit later on this afternoon. future tracker 6 is not showing a whole lot of activity. this is 6:00 and we see a few cells out and about trying to pop up and we advance this until 10:30, a few more cells out north and west of the city. with such high humidity we see something spark, if you head to the ocean to try to beat the heat, there is a moderate risk of rip currents, you need to swim in front of the lifeguards.
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it's humid and jersey beaches 87 for your high. and delaware beaches 89 degrees with the sea breeze helping you out. your high today 93. well above average, 91 in allentown and 92 in reading. and 90 in trenton and millville. and 93 for your high in cape may. it's hot and humid and at 2:00, 92, 3:00, 93. it feels like it's over 100. 6:00 p.m. 90 degrees and at 8:00 if are you at the eagles game, kickoff is 88 and hold at 88 at 8:00 with just a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. watch for that it's sure muggy. 10:00, 84 degrees and the overnight low stays warm and humid. the morning low in philadelphia was 80 degrees and it's similar tonight. hot and humid and the exclusive
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accuweather forecast, a few thunderstorms scatted to the north and west. and hotter and no relief tomorrow 95 and a chance of a shower or thunderstorm each day, and saturday scorching heat and 96 that is the worst of it feeling like 105 or 106 on saturday. sun stifling, not getting a break and 95, it drops down to 91 on monday, ahead of a cold front feeling bad and not quite as brutal. finally relief behind the front, it will feel a lot better and by wednesday comfortable just in time for the a.c. air show. 84 degrees and partly sunny skies and heat and humidity is here and continuing to build. this is not the worst of it just yet. >> thank you karen. there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, a small tornado hits one town in connecticut leaving behind a trail of destruction and walt disney world is getting rid of
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. >> hello sara bloomquist is off. here are the stories we are following for you now at 12:30. heavy rains make for a more difficult morning commute and the heat is kicking into high
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gear. and attorney general, kathleen kane, is back in court and her ex-boyfriend is back on the stand. we are back with the latest. and it's that time of year already, back to school for youngsters in delaware. now the details on the forecast, we have a combination of steamy and stormy, and the heat warning kicked in a half hour ago. and with it comes the chance for storms. rain fell on runners on martin luther king drive this morning, there was a short lived thunderstorm that caught people off guard as well. lets take a live look sky 6 hd showing you center city from our temple cam. gray skies and a threat of more precipitation, the sun was sun shining a few moments ago but accuweather says keep the umbrella close by. karen rogers is at the "action news" big board with a closer look from


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