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southern california's biggest wild fire continues to grow and the hot dry weather is not helping. a task force targeting child pornography. leads to the arrest of 40 people in new jersey. he is the world's fastest man and makes it look so easy. the science behind the speed of usain bolt. and now the wild fire in los angeles, it has burned 43,000 square miles and other fires continue to burn as well. here is the latest on the massive wild fire fight. >> reporter: sara, more red flag warnings issued today because of the gusty winds and high heat. another town threatened as this fire continues to wreak havoc on the area. >> this is the biggest flair-up we see so far this morning.
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>> reporter: the blue cut fire still out of control coming dangerously close to homes and a major freeway. fueled by intense winds crews are trying to keep the fast moving forward from devouring dry brush. right now cal fire is saying it charred 31,000 acres, 34,000 homes are still in jeopardy. in san diego firefighters attack another fire by air. >> we had roughly two minutes to get out of the house. they were yelling and screaming at us get out now. >> that one 50% contained. to the north the clayton fire is slowing down around 4,000 people around the area near san francisco returning home. >> reporter: no word on when the evacuation will be lifted here, but when it is, people are
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hoping they don't see this when they return home. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. now, to our forecast, we are finally getting relief from the excessive heat but it's still sticky outside. lets look live at sky 6 hd at cape may. accuweather says that a major break in the heat is coming. david murphy is out on the terrace with all the details from accuweather. >> reporter: we have the splash of sunshine on the terrace but it feels fairly humid out here and if you have plans to get out and run or outdoor work, you want to keep the cool drinks handy and more humid through the region the farther south we go. rain came through the region and we had a few thunderstorms laugh night. and to the west showers are popping up north and west and some of those may pop into the northern suburbs later tonight.
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with the sun breaking out there is room for some improvement in the temperature, 79 in central park in new york city. down south down to 86 in washington. dew points right now are still relatively high in philadelphia at 69 and just out of the oppressive range, even better in the northern suburbs and down south are you in oppressive territory with dew points in the 70s. and here is the model, a high around 88 and i'll go 89 and there are some models that push it all the way up to 90 if we manage to stay in the upper 80s we'll end the heat wave. but it's a tech quality, because it will be fairly warm. by 10:00 we are down into the 70s and overnight down into the mid-70s. sara, when i step inside we'll talk more about where the humidity levels and temperature are going into the weekend. it looks like we get into the
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oppressive range on sun and then a nice change in the accuweather forecast. the kind we are waiting for maybe all summer. maybe the last week or so -- >> can you get updates on the forecast any time at, stormtracker 6 live double scan radar shows you if and when any storms pop up. and you can also get even more information by following our team of meteorologists on twitter and on facebook. breaking this noon, another shift in the fallout from the conviction of former attorney general, kathleen kane, governor tom wolf says he will nominate bruce beamer to be the new attorney general. former montgomery county da bruce caster was sworn in just yesterday becoming the state's acting attorney general five months after kane hired him but we now know that bruce beamer will be nominated to take the position, he is a former kane
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aid and testified against kathleen kane during her trial. three swimmers will meet with brazilian law enforcement. the u.s. olympic committee spokesperson says that jack conger and gunnar bentz were released by authorities after being pulled from a flight. they were freed on the condition they would continue talking to authorities. jim jimmy feigen will talk to authorities. ryan lochte already returned to the united states. 12 child pornography suspects are now in new jersey. investigators announced the operation statewide in hamilton. they range from 20 to 72 and one suspect was in possession of
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17,000 illegal images and videos, christopher perino says that child pornography is not a victimless crime. >> it directly drives the sexual abuse of children by creating a demand and market for these materials and it revictimizes the children in a very, very real way every time the images are viewed. >> now they give a tour of the computer lab where investigators examine evidence. john rawlins will have more on that on "action news" at 4:00. this is danny irv, of hatboro, montgomery county, he was charged with several counts of sex assault, involving a young female student, the allege sd assault started when she was 8 years old and continued for three years. irv is held on a half million dollars bail.
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firefighters battled a house fire after the flames broke ought at 12:00 a.m. on north new kirk street. the fire started on the first floor of the two story home. nobody was hurt and the cause is under investigation. a man stole cash and an iphone and i.d. of a woman at a chinese takeout store in logan. it was caught on surveillance video inside of the store on the 4700 block of north broad street. the suspect reached into the woman's purse and he fled on foot. still more to come on "action news" at 12:30, just when you thought it couldn't get any bigger, the king of prussia mall expands again, get your hands on clothes and bags and jewelry created by emerging local designers. alicia vitarelli takes us shopping when we return.
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it is the biggest methamphetamine bust in history. police in salt lake county after a tip. blake arcan was arrested after officers found 68 pounds of men in the trunk, it has an estimated street value of $2 million. if convicted he faces at least 10 years in federal prison. now to the 2016 race for the white house, republican nominee, donald trump, will head to north carolina tonight to rally voters in charlotte. trump predicted he will have a new nickname. he tweeted they will soon be calling me before brexit. he mentioned earlier this weeks that his campaign is similar to the brexit vote and supported that movement and suggested it was the people taking their country back. democratic nominee, hillary clinton, is meeting with top law enforcement leaders including
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former philadelphia police commissioner, charles ramsey in new york city. clinton's camp says the meeting is planned for weeks and the nature of the meeting is not being made public. the faster man alive, usain bolt continues to blow away the competition in brazil. here is the science break down of his speed. >> bolt dominated the 200 meter finals overnight. cruising to an effortless time. >> on sunday the world's fastest man crushed the 100 meter dash making him the only person to win gold in the event three times. >> here he is! >> so just how face is bolt going? about 23 miles per hour. keeping the same pace it would take him 2 minutes and 40
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seconds to run one mile. but we may never know because bolt says he has never run a whole mile. one reason is his height. 6'5" bolt is above average for a sprinter, so with his long laids it takes him 42 strides and other runners take 44 to 45. >> his strides are longer and he chews up the track and makes them look like they are standing still. >> in jamaica they are active their whole lives, ri in jamaic they are super stars. casey simmons was at a grocery store when he saw a woman upset.
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so simmons paid for the woman's grocery and told her she was beautiful. a few days later a family member came into the applebees where he worked and left him a note and $500 tip. she thanked him for being so kind. back here the king of prussia mall got bigger, mall officials celebrated the $250 million expansion today. the whole project started 2.5 years ago. it makes the king of prussia mall four times bigger than the original size. including 40 new retailers and an upscale food court. coming up another check of your forecast as we step live outside sky 6 hd showing you atlantic city. david murphy has your update from accuweather. when "action news" comes right back.
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david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david.
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when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them. votevets is responsible for the content of this advertising. a new group of students took their first step at a career in
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health check. the ac cam was at the white coat ceremony for the college of medicine. they will graduate with physician assistant credentials. it's very cool. but not cool outside. >> hoping to break the heat wave but it's going to be close. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows we are dry after morning showers. lets get a look at talon stadium. sky 6 hd showing sun mixing with clouds. your philadelphia union tuning up for the match-up at home against toronto a.c., if they win they are tied with toronto, that is a big game coming up. temperatures in philadelphia, it is on the warm side. and we'll give you forecast highlights, already in the 80s in much of the region, your highlights looking ahead. now through saturday, it's humid out there. you can feel that, as you step
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outside right now, and worse down south. we'll see a spike in the humidity, maybe some strong thunderstorms late in the night. a beautiful stretch of weather that could last the entire work week next week. we are getting pay back for all the stuff we are dealing with. 81 is your temperature and dew point is slipping out of the 70s and probably continue dropping into the mid-60s, and winds from the north at 8 miles per hour. that is drier air from the north and hopefully making things less humid from now until late afternoon or dinner time. future tracker 6 showing you through the afternoon we break into increased sunshine and that will help the numbers go up and then we look out for a spotty shower popping up north and west of philadelphia, probably off the map by 9:00 tonight. i think most of you aren't going to see that but areas like allentown and reading you should look fought for a shower this evening. 88 in reading and humidity moderate already. and 89 and a bit humid in
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philadelphia and 88 in wilmington. down at the shore we drop to the low to mid-80s. and 81 in surf city and 82 in a.c. and 83 in ocean city. a low risk of rip currents, a good idea to swim close to the lifeguards and 84 in sea isle city and down to rehoboth beaches. in philadelphia, this is actually yesterday's number profile. 92 yesterday. today's high at 4:00, 5:00 should be around 89 degrees, we may hit 90 but we may end the heat wave. 87 for the first pitch of the phillies. trying to win one against the dodgers before the cardinals come to town and today and the next couple of days we are looking at moderate humidity. on saturday afternoon and evening the humidity is going spike ahead of a cold front coming in on sunday. and sunday looks like the oppressive day with the dew point over the oppressive
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threshold for humidity. and after words a dew point of 54, you have to have a dew point of 60 to have an even moderate humid day. and good wednesday and thursday, a much better stretch of weather on the way s tropical storm fiona is on the way as well. it's in the central atlantic now, by early next week it will push in the way of bermuda and a chance that it curves to the north and misses bermuda, but if have you vacation plans you will want to keep eyes on fiona. partly sunny and humid today and more humid to the south and less humid to the north. on saturday, warm and humid with humidity levels popping up a bit during the afternoon and evening frmg and a high of 88. and sunday that is when is the humidity really spikes, we have a high of 90 and it's oppressive again and afternoon and evening
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we are on the lookout for possible strong gusty thunderstorms, sunday is one of these days when you hear thunder it's indoors on the lower floors thank you very much. and monday lower humidity and nice and 84 on monday and how about 81 a gorgeous day on tuesday and wednesday not too shabby, if you think about faking a sick out. monday through wednesday. >> what are you suggesting? never. every year philadelphia magazine highlights the best of everything made locally from hand crafted clothes to accessories. alicia vitarelli has a preview for you. >> reporter: a growing movement in the region to support locally made crafts and buy those goods from local shops. if it's made here we want to buy it here. if you want to know what is being crafted in and around philadelphia. be prepared to be impressed. local fashionistas head to a
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co-op and 15th street to browse a bevy of clothes and bags and jewelry created by emerging local designers. >> amazing designers before they hit it big. and md sticks makes factionally workout wear. >> cool tees with cool drawings and designs on them. it has an edge to it. >> maker jones makes custom tailored jacketed s with bold prints. that would stand out on any gentlemen. >> the custom designed prints something you won't find at most mass market stores. >> this is artisan handbags, every single piece of material use said from pennsylvania. >> from outfitting you to outfit your home.
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one last look at the forecast as we try to break the heat wave. >> we'll try. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are dry for now and a shower up north in these areas, especially kutztown and allentown. sunny and a bit on the humid side. near the i-95 corridor. if we hold the 80s we'll head the heat wave. but down the shore low to
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mid-80s but warmer the farther south you go, and more humid the farther south you go in the region like sea isle city. finally this noon, an amazing moment in nature for a dozen kayakers in canada. >> aah! >> they were paddling when a pod of baby whales surfaced and put on a soaring show, leaping in and out of waves. they were an on a five-day exploration and they remained 100 meters from the animals that is recommended out of respect for the wild habitat. pretty neat. here is a look at stories coming up at 4:00. it's thursday and that means another edition of down at the shore. melissa magee is heading to the yacht club of stone harbor and
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eagles are in pittsburgh for the second game of the preseason. we have a live report from heinz field as the eagles get ready to take on the steelers. for david murphy and rick williams, i'm sara bloomquist are have a great afternoon.
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