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>> (screams). >> reporter: they are the haunting screams from the family who finds out their loved one was shot after what's being described as a violent run in with police. and while the family says the deceased male was a good guy who didn't have a gun police are telling a much different story. >> this male did not actually discharge his weapon last night but he did pull it and was engaged in a violent encounter. >> reporter: according to police the male was riding a motor bickerer's of recklessly. an officer transporting another individual stopped him and in the search felt he was carrying a gun and a scuffle ensued. >> it appears that he probably fired the first two times immediately when that guy pulls the gun out. he's probably struck at least twice when that happens. >> reporter: but then police say the man ran away and that's when another shot was caught on camera. >> there's no question that from the witness' standpoint the officer had every right to shoot but the question is is whether the other round should have been fired and i don't know. >> reporter: commissioner ross says the department is in
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the process of determining if that last shot was the fatal one and if it was justified. he says the witness in the back seat corroborates the officer's description of a struggle and the man pulling a gun and he says the video only shows the last seconds of the incident of the male seemingly running away with his back to police which could be taken out of context. >> it's difficult to discern whether or not, you know, he was trying to threaten him and pull it and fire or whether or not he was trying to get away. >> reporter: now, police are telling us they won't release that surveillance video now. they do say that their policy allows for an officer to shoot a fleeing suspect but they are trying to make sure that that last shot was justified. they have not prelease any information about the individual in this case other than to say he was known by police. wendy saltzman channel6 "action news." >> wendy thank you. 41-year-old chelsea outlaw of minquedale has been arrested in a shooting that critically injured a six-year-old delaware boy.
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officials say outlaw opened fire tuesday afternoon at the corner of sixth and spruce in wilmington. deshaun banner was hit in the head is that still in critical condition at a.i. dupont hospital. outlaw is now facing several charges including attempted murder. officials say he has an extensive record. he's now being held on $2 million bond. >> five people including four teens are now facing charges in connection with a devastating house fire last weekend. police say the group stole fireworks from a market and then tossed one into a house's carport sparking the flames. "action news" reporter nora muchanic live in falls township with new details just released today. nora. >> reporter: monica, this is the house behind me that sustained the damage last saturday night t it's boarded up and unlivable. investigators worked this case hard and quickly identified the group involved with stealing the fireworks and carelessly tossing them too close to this house causing the damage you see. >> this is what's left of the
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home on stevens road in morrisville. last weekend a group of mostly juveniles was walking through the neighborhood setting off five works just before midnight when police say 23-year-old abraham kita tossed a legal super charged sparkler like this. this was the result. a raging fire that destroyed a truck, a car an atv and so seriously damaged the home the family can't live there. >> this wasn't an accident. this wasn't a kid that burned himself on something that was legal. this was a malicious act that could have killed somebody. >> they tone know who was in this house, who was in here sleeping. you know, i mean, come on. like really? what if i was sleep? i would have never made it out. >> reporter: keita and four juveniles who all live at the rocks spring apartment complex are being charged with stealing the fireworks from a local super market. two of those minors will also be charged in connection with the arson at the nolly home. >> i'm glad they caught them and i wish -- i hope they get
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prosecuted because this is -- this is dangerous. this could have caused someone their life. >> we'll have zero tolerance for fireworks in this township. >> reporter: lieutenant henry ward of the falls township police department says with the fourth of july approaching and after seeing the danger of fires like this caused by fireworks, officers will be cracking down with fines of up to a thousand dollars per device for people caught using illegal fireworks. >> the illegal ones are basically mortars. if they land on top of a house in levittown we're going to have a catastrophe. >> reporter: now, a go fund me page has been set up to help the nallys. the people accused of causing the fire are facing arson reckless endangerment and other charges. police say they will be contacting federal immigration charges. they believe abraham keita may be a liberian national in this country illegally. live in norristown nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> nora thank you. in montgomery county the
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prosecution has rested in bill cosby sexual assault trial. today jurors heard excerpts from testimony cosby gave in a civil z the comedian detailed how he gave quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with. cosby mentioned in the deposition he is no longer using quaaludes. cosby's defense is that expected to present its case next week. it's still unclear if he will take the stand. >> it's been a long wait but the sun is finally back and according to accuweather it's here to stay with quite a warmup. meteorologist cecily tynan live outside tracking a heat wave for our area. hi, cecily. >> hi, monica. some very extreme heat is on the way but tonight it's pretty comfortable and what a difference from earlier in the week. tuesday and wednesday, it was cloudy, cool and damp with temperatures only in the 60's. yesterday we started to turn that corner, 72, and today so far the high 82 degrees with mostly sunny skies. that's just 1 degree above our normal high of 81, so pretty seasonable. great timing. your friday night it will be
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beautiful. temperatures really holding in the 70's through the evening at 7 o'clock, 79 by 9 o'clock, 76. still in the low 70's by 11 o'clock with nothing more than a few fair weather clouds, a moonlit sky under a full strawberry moon so a great night to maybe do some grilling, maybe dining alfresco but temperatures will begin to warm up starting tomorrow. future tracker showing tomorrow afternoon, 87 degrees. it will be slightly more humid but the real heat and humidity will be arriving on sunday. temperatures soaring up to 93 degrees by 4 o'clock and the heat index early next week up near 100. i'll talk about just how long that dangerous heat will be sticking around coming up with the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> all right, it's rick, cecily. we'll see you back inside. thank you. it is a grim chapter of philadelphia's past. 57 immigrants brought here from ireland to build a stretch of railroad track in 1832. less than two months after they arrived all 57 died.
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to this day the remains of just seven of the men have been found. today researchers tried to uncover the rest. the workers were believed to be buried at a site called duffy's cut near the septa amtrak main line in east whiteland township chester county. >> we have ground penetrating radar to locate these individuals. u.s. radar is here with several machines that can actually do kind of sonar under the ground the way that a ship will find a submarine in the ocean. these things are designed to find subsurface images like bodies. >> all this time it was believed that they died during a cholera pandemic. several years ago scientists came to believe that many were murdered out of fear that they were infected and could spread the disease. >> james comey's day on capitol hill is still making waves in washington tonight. comey's candid testimony made headlines of course around the world including several times he accused president trump of lying. this afternoon trump shot back saying he would be willing to
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testify under oath about comey's claims. this as legal questions continue to swirl around trump's actions in office. abc's stephanie ramos has more from the white house. >> reporter: it's the day after james comey testified on capitol hill. after a pause, the president tweeted about it today and his lawyer says he's filing a formal complaint about comey with the department of justice. now that comey's testimony is over the senate intelligence committee wants answers from the president. senator jack read on cnn. >> i would expect at some point not right away but at some point that mr. mueller would feel he has to depose the president. >> reporter: if comey's allegations are true, that president trump asked him to back off the russia investigation or that he asked the former fbi director for loyalty before firing him, did the president obstruct justice. >> i think if you were to ask james comey in a private moment what do you think now? i think he would say the fact that i was fired over the russia investigation in an effort i think comey believes
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to affect the russia investigation, that may then cross over into obstruction of justice according to james comey. >> reporter: president trump's lawyer marc kasowitz suggests it's comey who could be in legal jeopardy after he admitted he asked a friend to share notes of his private conversationsed with the president with the media. legal experts tell abc news they are split about the president's risk of being charged with obstruction of justice. one lawyer says if the president tries to shut down an ongoing criminal investigation into his campaign, it is obstruction of justice. but another says nothing of what comey laid out in his testimony is enough to build a case against the president. at the white house, stephanie ramos, channel6 "action news." >> time right now for a check of that "action news" traffic report friday night. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the latest on the commute home. t.g.i.f., matt, hm. >> yeah, absolutely. my twitter follower france says this whole mess is because of the full moon
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tonight, rick and monica. she might be right. what i do know is that people have been running into things left and right. we had an accident here on the ben franklin bridge westbound heading into philadelphia. it just cleared but traffic is still jammed coming out of camden. so, coming into philadelphia head for the betsy ross bridge. coming into new jersey, use the betsy or the ben. not the walt. jammed there on all approaches from 95 and the schuylkill because of shore traffic on this friday afternoon. we're also watching a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound past valley forge. really it's jammed in both directions between valley forge and norristown with speeds like 11 and 13 miles per hour. and the chester county crawl is on. even though our crash on 202 southbound in west chester is gone, it caused a huge backlog that spilled onto route 100 southbound, then we had this nasty accident on 100 itself. it remains closed. head for pottstown pike or even 352 as alternates. it's a mess. we'll check it again, rick and monica, in the next half hour. >> it's also friday.
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thank you, matt. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. chaos in the uk after another stunning election. what's next for prime minister theresa may after voters left her without a majority in parliament. >> plus the bidens have a new home. where the former vice president and his wife say they'll be vacationing with family for years to come when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ from the time i was pregnant with him, had so much life and energy in him. he wanted out, and he wanted to conquer the world. right now, quinton's goal is to be a doctor. it's not easy being a single parent with three kids and having to provide for them. but my son will be an amazing doctor, and he'll help people that are less fortunate. no matter where you are in your college journey, sallie mae can help you find the money you need.
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>> a stun intergreat britain. prime minister theresa may loses the majority in parliament. this election was a high stakes gamble she called it three years early in hopes of strengthening her hand in britain's exit talks or brexit. well, today may met with the queen and reaffirmed her decision to stay on as prime minister. she said she'll go ahead with forming a new government by striking a deal with the party in northern ireland. experts say it leaves the uk in political turmoil 10 days before brexit negotiations are set to begin. >> turning to health check, the cdc getting new information about babies born to women who are infected with the zika virus in u.s. territories such as puerto rico. >> about 5 percent have birth defects. ali gorman joins us we details from the reports. >> we are moving into mosquito season. up until recently scientists
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struggled with estimating the risk of zika virus to pregnant women. now they have a clearer picture. they found the risk for birth defects is greatest when a woman is infected during the first trimester and even if a woman has no symptoms of the virus her baby can still be affected. scientists are still working on a vaccine. in the meantime health officials urge women who are pregnant to avoid zika affected areas. their male partners also need to take precautions. the fda has announced a recall of a birth control pill liukin and we have some extreme heat coming our way after a colder spell. it may take a little bit long
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are for our bodies to get used to it. emergency room doctors are reminding everyone how to stay say. heat illness can range from a mild where you feel stamp to full blown heat stroke. be sure to stay hydrated and watch for symptoms. >> if you notice that you're feeling nauseous, you got a headache, you're feeling a little dizzy or lightheaded or you notice that a loved one who has been exposed to the heat is feeling that way you want to get them out of the heat as soon as possible because you don't want it to progress to full blown heat stroke. >> and with heat stroke the body starts shutting down, sweating stops, people may be confused or unconscious. this is a medical emergency. you need to call 911 in that case and just over the next few days kind of check on your neighbors especially if you have elderly neighbors. >> okay. >> good advice. >> thank you, ali. well, it is the summer of fun and games here on 6abc and that includes the three shows coming to our prime time lineup this weekend.
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>> ♪ >> ford motor company is looking to reduce its workforce. according to the automaker it has offered buyouts to 15,000 salaried employees. most of the cuts target administrative positions not manufacturing or technology jobs. ford says each employee's offer varies based on salary and years of service. the buyouts come as ford is struggling with slowing auto sales in the u.s. and china. taylor swift is letting go
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of the bad blood between her and music streaming services. swift took her music off spotify back in 2014 saying streaming services didn't pay artists enough. her management team made the announcement on social media. swift's music will also appear now on tidal pandora and amazon music. swift's decision means apple music loses its exclusive access to her tunes. >> students at masterman high school spent the morning moving and shaking for a good cause. >> ♪ the junior class held this dance-a-thon they hoped to raise $1,500 for the take the lead dance project which is given by the philadelphia dance foundation. they benefited from it and now they want the class of 2019 to also experience it. former vice president joe biden has had a new vacation home. he and his wife bought a house in llewes. the couple has always dreamed
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>> time for the accuweather forecast friday night. >> that's right. over to meteorologist cecily tynan tracking a heat wave for us now. >> yes, things are going to get very hot starting on sunday, so this is really the place to be for the next several days if you can. we're live on sky6 taking a look on the beach in cape may. still some folks out and about now that we're around dinner but loads of sunshine and temperatures comfortably warm. 82 in philadelphia. 80 in allentown, 81 in reading and trenton. wilmington 83. and with that westerly wind, that's a land breeze, no the a sea breeze so temperatures also in the low 80's at the shore. satellite and radar showing we're in between systems right now. we have that low pressure off the coast tossed a lot of clouds our way yesterday. that's out of here. we're clear but if you look near cleveland there's an upper level low piece of energy that will be moving through early tomorrow morning. for most of us it will just bring some clouds but there could be a shower or thunderstorm for areas north across the poconos lehigh valley.
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but tonight friday night we've got a moonlit sky, a full strawberry moon comfortably warm. 63 in philadelphia, allentown 58, cape may 64 wilmington 61. dewpoints still very dry. but it begins to warm up starting tomorrow. future tracker showing 7 o'clock in the morning lots of clouds and again a shower or a thunderstorm across the northern lehigh valley and the poconos. it's out of here by the afternoon, good amount of sunshine but the latest models are showing that we could have a few isolated showers late in the afternoon. most areas, though, will be rain free and it's definitely going to be on the warm side. down the shore partly sunny, 78 degrees. philadelphia up to 86 degrees. humidity still in check tomorrow and the poconos 78 degrees, partly sunny after that morning shower or thunderstorm. but then sunday through tuesday we're looking at dangerous heat and humidity. temperatures in the mid 90's but the dewpoints will be climbing into the 60's. that means the heat index, the way it feels, up to about 100 degrees at the peak of the
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heat so we're not used to it especially since it's been so cool. so, you definitely do want to listen to your body. take it easy, drink lots of water, try to find air conditioning and make sure your pets also have a cool place to stay and fresh water. the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow pretty nice day, partly sunny, on the worm side with a high of 86 degrees. sunday, though, 94 degrees, loads of sunshine, more humid. on monday, record tying heat. 95 degrees. and tuesday likely a new record high of 96 but that heat index around 100 and wednesday back door front will bring us a chance for some thunderstorms, drop temperatures below 90 ending the heat wave with a high of 86 degrees. i'll have more details including a look at the shore and the poconos through the weekend coming up in the full seven-day forecast. >> what time is the pool party? we're just wondering. >> any time. tonight. >> we might beat her there. >> i'll be there sunday. >> more "action news" coming your way. we'll take a break and be back.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. a confrontation between a repo man and a car owner's boyfriend escalates with
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gunfire at a parking -- philadelphia parking lot and one man ends up dead. we're live with how it all unfolded. also they're meant to keep drivers awake in new jersey but residents say new rumble strips work too well and it's disrupting their daily lives. and now is the chance to expand your family with a furry four legged friend. why this weekend will be the perfect weekend to adopt for you and your wallet. >> now the details. a repo man had every intention of together a minivan from point breeze this morning but the car's owner and her boyfriend allegedly refused to let it happen. chopper6 overhead the intersection of 18th and dickinson where authorities say the repo man and the boyfriend engaged in a shootout that ended in death. "action news" reporter bob brooks live at the scene with the latest. bob, tell us more. >> reporter: monica, obviously someone didn't want their minivan towed and thought pulling out a gun might be the answer. behind me is where it
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happened, it happened right there in the parking lot. the 32-year-old man and a dog is dead. police say this is the scene of a shootout. a repo man versus a man who didn't want this toyota minivan towed. would end in tragedy almost 20 shots later bullets scattered all over the street. investigators say is the repo man would fatally shoot a 32-year-old man. >> it's a sad world out here many people crazy. >> pay your bills and you won't have to worry about nobody getting killed or any of that. >> reporter: it's left this point breeze neighborhood stunned. their main question why would something like this have to escalate to someone being killed. >> it's sad that it happened, you know, things didn't have to turn out that way. >> reporter: that's mike young. he's a witness. >> it was just like a round of fire. sounded like a firecracker going off. we looked down saw smoke coming up people screaming and running away from the scene. >> reporter: after 10:30 investigators say once the repo man started moving that van a woman got out of it and started an argument.
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>> said you ain't doing anything. >> reporter: next detectives say that boyfriend did come to the scene. he also had a gun. police say the repo man was first pistol whipped by the woman's boyfriend so he turned to walk away. when he did he heard glass shattering behind him so he assumed he was being fired at. that's when the repo man pulled out his pistol and there was a gun fight. the woman's boyfriend would be shot in the chest and arm and died at the hospital. a dog was caught in the crossfire and died as well. too bad about that dog. no word yet on if it was a stray or owned by somebody down here. both guns were recovered from the scene. that repo man is cooperating with the investigation. for now reporting live in point breeze, bob brooks, channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, bob. a man and woman were shot along broad street in the middle of the day today and philadelphia police are still trying to figure out why. chopper6 overhead near broad and haines in the west oak lane area just before 1:00 p.m. detectives tell "action news" a 20-year-old man was hit twice in the chest and once in the leg t a 20-year-old woman
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was shot in the chest. the victims were driven in private cars to einstein medical center. they're in critical condition. >> philadelphia police pulled a badly decomposed body from the schuylkill river this afternoon. authorities say the body appeared to be male and it was spotted near the 1600 block of schuylkill avenue. right now the body is on its way to the medical examiner's office so a cause of death can be determined and hopefully the body identified. from our delaware news room tonight, a new castle county neighborhood turned into a crime scene this afternoon when a 27-year-old man was hit by gunfire. happened in the overview gardens development along the unit block of briarcliff drive in new castle. investigators tell "action news" a 27-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital. officers spent much of the afternoon collecting evidence from outside of the home. still not clear if they have a motive or a suspect in this shooting. >> state representative curtis thomas is worried about what he calls the explosion of violence in north philadelphia. thomas along with local clergy
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and community leaders held a meeting at the cambria rec center. he says in the last 45 days there have been more than 30 people shot or killed. >> kids over there clymer school wanted us to come over there because they are not safe going back and forth to school. >> there have been two shootings near the school. thomas is begging anyone who sees something to please say something. it is a loud noise that is angering folks across new jersey. the culprit, those rumble strips grooves in the road intended to stop accidents but folks say they're causing aggravation. wendy saltzman is looking into the noise they're raising across the straight. >> reporter: in new jersey, pennsylvania and across the country you can hear the sound experts say saves lives but temperatures are flaring and the debate is heating up about whether to use rumble strips on roadways near homes. this once peaceful area in mullica hill is the only place bruce has called home.
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>> i've lived here my entire life, 57 years. >> reporter: in the last few months his quiet life has been rattled by what he says is an intolerable racket. >> when they hit the strip it just makes it 10 times worse. >> reporter: the sounds you're hearing this loud inside his homely is the noise made by center lane rumble strips that the new jersey department of transportation installed on route 77 just about 20 feet from his front door. >> you can hear it in the house. it wakes you up. it shakes the house. >> reporter: "action news" took a decibel reader with us to document the sound level. >> that red about 84. >> reporter: experts say anything above 85 can cause permanent damage and hearing loss. >> that one over 96. >> wow. a wonder i can hear at all. >> reporter: about 15 miles across the state in salem county the same noise is resonating in jane christie's home. >> it's even noisy with my windows closed with the air conditioning on and it starts early in the morning. i'm up at 5:00 and i can hear
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it before that. >> reporter: christie lives off a county road where rumble strips have been installed. >> sometimes it scares you especially if you're out in the front working. >> reporter: we took their complaints to the county and the new jersey department of transportation. >> any opportunity we have to create a more safe environment we have a responsibility to do so. >> reporter: new jersey has installed center line rumble strips on about 770 miles of state road at a cost of $7.7 million. >> so, it's been a very cost effective proven technique to reduce accident injuries and fatalities. >> reporter: a study by the u.s. department of transportation found center line rumble strips can reduce accidents by 45 to 64 percent. but the same study also suggests reducing noise by decreasing the strip depth, increasing their spacing and varying their design. >> so, no plans to do any noise mitigation? >> at this point, no. >> reporter: we reached out to salem county and they say rumble strips are for safety
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but wouldn't speak with us on camera. the new jersey dot says while they've received some complaints most drivers understand the benefits. i'm wendy saltzman, channel6 "action news." >> atlantic city is now looking to its lifeguards to help the cash strapped city save money. the resorts beach patrol union has a new contract which calls for the elimination of certain pay increases and bonuses. one of the bonuses being eliminated is tied to perfect attendance for the season. the state is also increasing the length of the season from 45 to 120 days. there will also be a pay freeze and a cap on pensions. well, if you're looking for a new best friend we have good news for you. acct philly is nearly at capacity so adoption fees are being waived. the shelter has both dogs and cats looking for great homes. if you're interested in adopting a dog and you live in philadelphia, you'll just have to pay a $16 licensing fee. >> it's an open admission
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animal shelter which means we must accept any pet that's brought to us. in summer months we get very busy. sometimes animals are coming to us when we don't have that space. in that situation to save lives we need to move animals out as quickly as possible. >> a few tips if you have a dog and you want to adopt another one, bring him or her along so the two can meet. and if you rent, make sure to bring proof that you're allowed to have a pet in your home. >> they are lovely. >> yes, they are. >> time to check the traffic scene to see if it's still lovely. >> hopefully not too ruff out there. >> you knew that was coming. >> it's horrific. check the travel time here on the eastbound schuylkill, 37 minutes is more than six times what it ideally to be to get from the vine over to the walt whitman bridge. of course a lot of people are head for the walt to head down the shore this afternoon. we've been saying don't head for the ben franklin bridge going the other way into the city. earlier crash is gone but it's still jammed as you come out of camden up and over into
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eighth and vine so you might want to use the betsy. that may be your best bridge at this point. on the pennsylvania turnpike had a crash on the westbound side past valley forge. it's gone. we're starting to pick up the speed a little bit at least into the 40's, eastbound still really slow, though, with volume just in the teens there as you head towards norristown. crash on 202 southbound is long gone but the delays from it spilled back onto 100 and resulted in a nasty crash there. they're in the process of getting that cleared out but for the moment i would still use 352 or even 322 instead. you don't want to use 322 in upper chichester, though. overturned vehicle accident there. i would stick with 452 instead. but there's a crash on route one baltimore pike near 452, so yeah, rick and monica, it's pretty much whichever way you turn you're going to find some issue as you head home. >> always the bearer of good news. >> i try. >> still to come on "action news" how safe is the drinking water? a new study shows the stuff coming out of your tap may not be as clean as you
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think it is. >> a proud day in delaware for a local sailor who is well on his way to making history for the diamond state. we will explain. and cecily's in for adam tonight. >> hey, rick. i'm tracking our second heat wave of the year. it will begin on sunday, temperatures climbing into the low to mid 90's and it will actually intensify as we head into next week. i'll let you know how hot it will get and how long the heat wave lasts in the accuweather forecast. >> all right. sports, jeff skversky is here now and the eagles, well, it's time for them to really get down to work. he's got the details coming up when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪ i no longer live with
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>> possibly up to 15 million americans are drinking tainted water. that's according a a new study released by northeastern university and the environmental working group. they found pfc's in 162 drinking water systems across the u.s. psc's are often used in products like cookware and waterproof clothing. manufactures claimed dangerous pfc's are no longer used in those products but the toxic chemicals are linked to cancer and weakened immune systems. >> jeff is here.
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mini camp is here. this time next week you'll be out in the sun in your cargo shorts and polo shirts. >> like 900 degrees. >> something like that. >> offensive line, receivers entire offense eagles ota's are over. no more come and go as you please for training. eagles mandatory mini camp starts tuesday much the entire team will be together for the first time. training camp starts at the end of july. rookie douglas says his goal is to be a starting corner. douglas is getting time as a starter in ota's, the third round pick has a chip on his shoulder after getting drafted later than he expected. >> that's not on me to say where i should have got picked or it's not up to me. my pick was my pick. how i played is how i played and coaches picked me where i thought. i'm happy to be here close to home. i definitely wanted it to be the eagles when i came on a visit. >> he's got the athletic ability. he plays really hard. he's got a lot of effort and
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those are things that usually lack in rookies especially early. >> time is running out. lebron james and the cavs face elimination tonight in game four of the nba finals right here on 6abc. no team in nba history has ever overcome an o-three playoff zeros hole. kevin durant and the golden state warriors could have the gold 10 moment tonight. they're a win away from locking up their second nba title in three years over the cavs. >> i feel like if we come with the same energy, same effort physicality as we did in game three we have a good chance to win. does that result in a win? it's a see because we played well in game three and they was able to get that one as well. >> just try to stay in the moment and know that this can turn if we don't -- if we come out there thinking we won the championship already. we have -- they're still champions and we got to go take it. >> who will take game four tonight right here on 6abc? we're on the abc app.
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golden state is 15 and o in the playoffs, longest playoff winning streak in professional sports history. swinging or to baseball the phillies are in that saint louis tonight facing the cardinals. they have not won a series out there against them in five years. jeremy hellickson gets the start for the phils. the phils are stuck in another losing streak. last night in atlanta the bat stuck way up there. this is the kind of season the phillies have been having. among the bright spots ben lively he's the first phillies starter to go at least seven innings in his first two career starts in 19 years. >> not a lot of strikeouts but he battles. he comes right after you and gave us another seven, seven strong innings. odubel what a series he's had. what deviator nine extra base hits? i think he's have 12 consecutive extra base hits which is outstanding, just what the doctor ordered for him to get him jump started.
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>> ghost gets a new deal t shayne gostisbehere signed reported six year, $27 million contract extension which he calls a dream come true. flyers fans, won't like the sound of this. sydney crosby and the penguins are only a win away from winning their second straight stanley cup. crosby and the penguins gave the predators a six-nothing pounding last night. look at this. we'll hear from crosby and pk steuben about this fight coming up at 6 o'clock. game six is sunday and people a little upset about sydney crosby right there. >> do you think the cavs will win tonight. >> i like the cavs tonight. >> all right. >> in game four. >> if jeff skversky likes the cavs i'll take the warriors. action cam stopped by bishop shannahan high school in downingtown chester county. after four years of hard work these tine and teenagers are embarking on a new adventure. congratulations to the class of 2017. >> ♪ connection.
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>> the "action news" weather team has a new honorary member. karen rogers made a visit here to the third graders at memorial elementary school in pitman new jersey today. one student was really excited. this is william clark. he wants to be a meteorologist, too, when he grows up and so he gave the seven-day forecast to the class. to thank him karen gave him an "action news" umbrella. way to go, will.
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the gesture left him speechless. >> he's like an umbrella, okay, well, all right. >> adorable. >> i can get my own umbrella. >> 20 years william you can have my job. >> oh, really, 20 years. >> good job. >> let's talk about the heat. >> you're not going to need the umbrellas for awhile unless you're in the poconos tomorrow morning. a little spotty shower activity up there but storm tracker6 live double scan showing we are dry and sunny and the action cam taking a look along eighth and spruce headhouse square. look at that deep blue sky. so nice to see the sunshine today and temperatures definitely respond. we have two days in the 60's yesterday 70's, right now 82 trees in philadelphia, down from our high of 83 with just 2 degrees above normal. allentown 80. wilmington 83. cape may 78 and trenton currently 81. satellite and radar showing we're in between systems right now so we have that many sinking air squeezing out all the moisture from the atmosphere so that's why we had all the sunshine. the low humidity.
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if you look near cleveland, there's a little piece of upper level energy that will be moving through early tomorrow morning. that will bring us clouds, perhaps a shower in the poconos. future tracker showing really not all that widespread around 7: 30 earlier a shower or a thunderstorm but then it clears out. we'll see partly sunny skies and temperatures begin the process of warming up even more. 87 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 85. wilmington 86. cape may 78. and trenton 85 degrees. an isolated thundershower possible in the afternoon put most areas will be rain free and then the heat really -- this is the classic heat pump. high pressure off the southeast coast. you get the clockwise bermuda high. that brings us winds out of the southwest so sunday through tuesday we're looking at temperatures in the 90's. building humidity. so, the heat index will feel close to 100 on tuesday and we're talking about record territory. sunday forecasting a high of
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94, 1 degree shy of the record high of 95 set back in 1986. looks like monday we'll tie the record high set two years ago of 95 and tuesday the peak of the heat 96 degrees. we hit that, that will break the old record of 95 set back in 1956. so, this is the place to be, down the shore. it will be beautiful saturday, sun and clouds, 78 degrees. on sunday, plenty of sunshine, warming up to 81 and race weekend in the poconos tomorrow, that isolated thundershower in the morning and partly sunny, 78 degrees for the qualifiers and sunday, sunny and warm for the main event looking good with a high of 84. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, partly sunny, warmer tomorrow, a high of 87 degrees. dewpoints should be in the 50's so not all that humid. but sunday dewpoints rising into the 60's. the temperature up to 94 degrees. so, pretty oppressive. monday record tying heat of 95 and i really think tuesday will be the worst of it.
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96 degrees. that heat index close to 100 so definitely take it easy. on wednesday, looks like a back door front will be pushing in from the north and that will bring us the possibility of some thunderstorms, drop temperatures back in the 80's. still a warm day, 86. on thursday, 82 and friday warm and humid with some scattered thunderstorms and a high had of 84 degrees. the good news, tonight should be beautiful but then things really heating up, dangerous heat and humidity early next week. >> all right. >> thank you. >> have a nice weekend. >> you too. >> with extreme heat on the way use our mobile app to stay informed for tips from staying cool to storm tracker6 live. the 6abc app is free download for your mobile device.
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qualifications from the u.s.s. delaware. because of his achievement the pinning ceremony was held for him. u.s. senator tom carper pinned to his uniform the prestigious dolphin's medal. the u.s.s. delaware is that under construction and will be ready for duty in 2019 and so will this sailor. congratulations. >> very nice. >> and right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00 a man is dead after a shooting involving police. what police say surveillance video shows about the incident. and the defense prepares to make its case in the bill cosby case. hinting cosby himself may now take the stand. >> also where you can get a look at hundreds of exotic cars this weekend and it's all for a good cause. that's monica's car right there. >> no. >> that and much more coming up at 6:00 for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. have a nice weekend. >> you, too. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night. families say goodbye at a deployment ceremony in delaware an tree takes down power lines sparking grass fires in west deptford. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the controversy that has erupted over last night's police-involved shooting in the hunting park section of philadelphia. police shot and killed an armed man during a confrontation on whitaker avenue but investigators are evaluating the appearance that the last shot from a police officer's gun was fired as the suspect was trying to run away. "action news" reporter wendy
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saltzman is live in the 4200 block of whitaker. wendy, what is the update here? >> reporter: well, jim, we have now learned there is surveillance video of this incident and police are not releasing it. but by their own account it shows the last shot taken pie this police officer, they say that the male who was about 30 years old was running down this alley way with his back turned when he was shot. >> (screams). >> reporter: the chilling screams ring down whitaker avenue as the family claimed their loved one was killed by police. >> y'all wrong. y'all know. >> reporter: the family says the 30-year-old male wasn't armed and described him as a goodbye but police say he was known to law enforcement. the incident they say started when he was recklessly riding a motor bike down the street and an officer who was driving another suspect to the station stopped him. >> when the officer grabbed him and appeared to feel a weapon he said he, himself, looked the guy in the face and said, don't d


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