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deliberations this evening. today, the defense painted cosby's relationship with his accuser, andrea constand, as consensual. the prosecution countered, no, it was a crime. bill cosby arrived at the courthouse this morning with his wife of 53 years, camille, by his side for the first time in six days of testimony. she sat across the aisle from the woman at the center of this criminal case, andrea constand. the defense called just one witness, a detective, who testified for only a few minutes. the defense attorney brendan campbell, who is not associated with the cosby case, explained the probable strategy. >> the fear there in putting on testimony is that it opens the door for a potentially the commonwealth to call other witnesses such as other potential victims in the past. i think they would jump on the opportunity to do that. >> reporter: cosby declined to take the stand in his own defense. his attorney, brian mcmonagle argued that his 2004 sexual endowner was consensual.
and while cosby had been unfaithful to his wife, he did not commit a crime. >> mr. cosby is very confident. he's confident in his legal team. brian mcmonagle, he was like a surgeon today. >> reporter: last week, constand described that cosby gave her three blue pills and then sexual assaulted her as she laid paralyzed and half conscious in his cheltenham home in 2004. brian mcmonagle pointed out inconsistencies in her story. >> multiple times when you're drugged, why come back and see a man? come on, people. gao the to see this. >> reporter: of course, the defense always wants to put everyone else on trial. the accusers of mr. cosby, everybody on trial except their own client. >> reporter: of note, camille cosby did not return to the courtroom this afternoon to hear the prosecution's closing in
case. we just hearned sheriff deputies are ordering dinner for the jurors. that would seem to indicate they may be moving forward and start deliberating. it could be a long night ahead here at the new year's court canhouse. if convicted of all the charges, the three charges against him, the 79-year-old comedian will be looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. live in norristown, i'm sarah bloomquist, "channel 6 action news." >> all right, sarah. thank you. wiltering heat has sotled in over the area in what about lee the season's second heat wave. looking live at the fountain at city hall. tomorrow, the heat and humidity will crank up another notch and because of that all the school districts of philadelphia school also let out at noon tomorrow. and all after-school activities including sports will be canceled as well. let's get the latest now on the heat. meteorologist cecily tynan and accuweather. any relief in sight, cec? >> reporter: yes, there is. after tomorrow, we have one more
day of this intense heat and humidity. yesterday, the heat wave started, 94. today we matched that. that's 12 degrees above normal. only one degree shy of our record high, but we did have some record highs already. atlantic city, a new record high of 94. allentown, tieing a record high of 92. trenton and wilmington not quite records but up into the 90s. and it remains warm and muggy all night long. at 7:00, temperatures still in the 90s, drop down to 89 degrees by 8:00. by 11:00, still 82 degrees, which is our normal high for this time of the year. overnight low dropping to 74. and tomorrow, we crank up the heat even more, crank up the humidity. so a heat advisory is in effect from noon in 7:00. some areas, the heat index, the way it feels will be climbing above 100 and that is getting into the dangerous territory. back door front moves through tomorrow. that will bring us relief. also a chance of thunderstorms. we'll talk more about that in the seven-day forecast.
rick? >> all right, cec. thank you. many people headed to the shore looking for a sea breeze today. for those kids cooling off with ice cream in ocean city, the start of summer vacation couldn't have come at later time. the boardwalks are crowded with people out for a stroll. but there were even more on beach, which is almost wall to wall with umbrellas. 18 members of a now banned penn state pra tent appeared in court today. a judge was determine whg they should go to trial in the death of this young man, 19-year-old tim piazza. piazza died in february after a pledge event involving heavy drinking. "action news" reporter is live where the hearing is still going on at this power. chad? >> reporter: yeah, monica. piazza's final hours were captured on video, and for much of today's hearing, we watch though final hours. they were disturbing, as you clearly see a young man in trouble, yet no one gets a medical attention for nearly 12 hours. the lead detective on the case
testified timothy piazza looked like a corpse when several beta theta pi fraternity members carried his lifeless body from a staircase and placed hill on a couch. they talked and debated for an hour over whether to call 911 and get help. tom klein represents the dead 19-year-old's parents who lefd left the courtroom once the video began to play. >> alcohol poisoning within minutes and then who is in extremis while his so-called brothers-to-be are throwing shoes at him, his own shoes at him, throwing beer on him. >> reporter: the district attorney stacy park smith cut down nearly 12 hours of video from the fraternity to just three hours when piazza and other pledges chugged booze through what's called the gauntlet. detective testified piazza had a blood alcohol content four times the legal limit. in the video, he repeatedly falls on the floor, smashes his head. the coroner ruled he died from massive head injuries.
he also suffered a shattered spleen. yet no one called 911. philadelphia base defense attorney william brannon is representing joseph enz, also from philadelphia. he's charged with one count of reckless endangerment for smacking an injured piazza with an open hand on the stomach. the detective testified piazza's stomach was three-quarters full of blood. >> one of the most difficult things i've watched in 30 years. there's no getting around the fact that this is an unspeakable horrific tragedy. my job is to defend joey, high don't believe committed a crime. >> reporter: and eight defendants are charged with the most serious charge of involuntary manslaughter including two from our area, fraternity president brendan young from malvern, and nick cuebera from downingtown. nick -- excuse me. michael sca voni from yardley is charged with hazing and also reckless endangerment.
chad pradelli, "channel 6 action news." >> thank you, chad. in orlando, florida, church bills rang 40 times today, one for each person killed in the pulse nightclub one year ago. [ bells toll ] >> reporter: thousands of city officials, community groups, first responders, and everyday citizens gathered. they read the victims' names and vowed to keep workin working foa united orlando. new castle county police have arrested a suspect in friday's shooting in the overview gardens area. 30-year-old churchill christie is being held tonight for the shooting. the 27-year-old victim remains in critical condition. christie lives on the block where the shooting occurred. a family in philadelphia escaped safely but they lost much of what they own when fire swept through a building here on the 7500 block of longdale avenue here this morning. the fire heavily damaged these
caribbean restaurant on the ground floor as well as the family's apartment on the second floor. the cause of the blaze still under investigation tonight. the city of philadelphia is encouraging folks to stop giving panhandlers money. they're worried it may be fueling the opioid epidemic. instead, the city's come up with another way to help. today, the tech to give campaign was launched. you can text a donation that will go to homeless services in the city. just text the word "share" to 8077. and you'll be asked if you want to donate $5 to the mayor's fund to end homelessness. they will match it. and we will put that money into programs that work. >> donations will go towards housing, jobs, and services. again, to donate, you can text "share" to 80077. monday night. let's get a check of our traffic report for you. >> live to matt pellman in the traffic action center to see how things are rolling.
>> not so well, monica. plan "x" still in effect. the northeast extension northbound remains closed when you have a long-term closure in place, that's when they put the plan "x" into effect. and it is in effect this afternoon because of an earlier accident involving two trucks, northbound between lansdale and quakertown. so all lanes are blocked there. lot of people are using northbound 309 instead. you've got single digit speeds there. if you can think outside the box and maybe use roads like 152 limekiln pike or doylestown or 22 over to 100. i don't know. but don't want to use 476, the northeast extension, because you're going to be forced off if you try to. and all is not fine on the vine. eastbound between broad street and 95, broken down vehicle in the center lane, jammed solid coming away from the schuylkill. also today, they closed the ramp from 22nd street to the westbound side of the vine. that's construction for about the next three weeks. and we had a broken-down vehicle on 95 southbound by bridge street. luckily that is cleared out of the way. we'll check it again, rick, in the next half-hour.
>> all right. we'll see you then. trenton residents may see their neighbors in unexpected places. faces on billboards going up around the capital city, 17 people working to make a difference in their neighborhoods are featured in the i am trenton campaign. hoping it will inspire others in the area to do the same in their world. >> all right. and there's much more ahead. "healthcheck," an exotic fruit is making waves in the kitchen. we'll explain why jack fruit is making meatless mondays tastier. all right. and a new jersey school takes action on a yearbook controversy. what happened that the name trump in several student photos simply disappeared? those stories and much more. cecily back with the hot and humid accuweather forecast. >> ooh. >> when "action news" comes right back stay with us.
montana congressman jeff forte today avoided jail time. he said he was very sorry for bod-slamming a reporter who asked a question about the health-care bill. he was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management counseling, and a $400 fine. a new jersey teacher and yearbook adviser has been
suspended while the school district investigates why photos of two students were altered to remove president trump's name from their clothing. one student wore a t-shirt with the words "trump: make america great again." another wore a sweater vest with trump's name but neither photo appeared that way in the publicked photos -- published photos. there's a site-wide campaign to prevent teenagers from dropping out of the school. mayor kenney attended the first meeting on project uturn. the goal to get 100% of students to graduate from 20 gnlt. last year only 66% got their diplomas on schedule. there are several initiatives to help achieve the goal. i one of them focusing on improving attendance through mentoring programs and other initiatives. "healthcheck," we've been talking about the extreme heat. it's not just uncomfortable. of course, it can also be deadly. health officials are urging everybody to take precautions. >> that's right. "health" reporter ali gorman joins us tonight with more on that.
>> they just want everybody to take this heat seriously. no one is immune from heat-related problems. so as the heat and humidity linger, you want to limit your time outside, if possible. if not, make sure you're drinking lots of fluids and taking breaks in the shade. the very young and the very old are most at risk for problems. keep an eye on them. the best to use an air conditioner, but if you don't have one, use fans and open a window to get a breeze. well, also today, if you do meatless mondays or just trying to eat less saturated fat, there's a new trend in plant-based eating. >> because now people want to eat more healthy. >> reporter: it's a growing trend on the west coast. i've never even seen one of these before. and it's slowly moving east. it's called jack fruit. >> it's the largest tree fruit in the world. >> reporter: okay. where does it come from? >> southeast asia. >> reporter: rich landau is shelf and owner of v street and veg. he said part of the insides of
jack fruit can be scooped out and substituted for meat. >> it has that texture that people associate with meat. it's full of flavor. >> reporter: he took us inside the kitchen to make jack fruit tacos and, yes, even jack fruit cheesesteaks. now, if you don't want to wrestle with cutting the fruit yourself, he says, you can buy it precut. >> and look at that beautiful thanks furp isn't that amazing? >> reporter: yeah. break it up, marinade, and throw it on the griddle. i tried the jack fruit cheesesteak with routa bega. really good. then we took it to the streets of philadelphia to see what others think, including some self-professed meat lovers. >> oh this is great. >> reporter: you think? >> yeah. mm. first time i had something like this. >> it's not exactly the same, but it's good enough to pass. >> reporter: and they weren't the only fans. have you ever heard of jack fruit before? >> no.
>> oh wow. that's amazing. >> i like it. >> reporter: like it? >> uh-hmm. >> can i taste some more? [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, nutrition wise, it has some protein and it's a fruit so it has fiber. it's also good source of vitamin k, b-6 and vitamin "c." now, the chef also shares his recipe with us so we put that on 6abc.com. and they're going to have it on the menu starting tomorrow for happy hour at "v" street. >> nice. >> samples would be nice. >> reporter: i had samples. you missed them. you weren't here. >> i didn't get any. >> yeah, i belt. >> we all know the right thing. >> we need better agents. all right. these students have a lot to smile about tonight. kids from this catholic school visited atlanticare cancer institute in egg harbor township. they brought with them a very generous donation. they raced over $10,000 during a field day earlier thth. they also learned the importance of making healthy decisions.
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>> members of one pennsylvania organized the event. they say the philadelphia federal reserve in chamber commerce are hurting low-income communities. they dumped pink slips saying there are bailouts for wall street but not for the poor and it needs to change. >> there's a bit of history tonight. officials unveiled this marker remembering composer mark blilts '16stein at his birthplace of society hill. he wrote many works including the 19 fledge musical "the cradle will rock." today's tribute was organized by the curtis institute and the national museum of jewish hisly. if you dream of musical stardom, here's your chance. online auditions for "modern family" are now open -- "american idol" are open. abc will be the home for the show's new season coming up. the nationwide search for the next superstar kicks off august 17th in portland, oregon, in orlando, florida. there are no philadelphia auditions, however, there will be sessions september 3rd in pittsburgh and september 5t
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time for the accuweather forecast monday night. >> all right. meteorologist cecily tynan with that steamy forecast. >> one more day of the extreme heat. and then we have some relief on the way. we're live on die 6, taking a look at the center city skyline. blue skies and sunshine. nothing more than a few fair weathered cumulus clouds. and the heat is on, day two of our second heatwave of the year. philadelphia, 93 trees. so far the high 94. one degree shy of the record high. allentown, reading, and wilmington, 91. trenton, 92. notice the place to be right on the beach, cape may. got that wind off the ocean. feeling quite a bit better there. 79 degrees. but close tort ocean is where the dew points are higher. you have that ocean influence. so dew points in the upper 60s in cape may, low 70s in dover. that's oppressive. here in philadelphia, the dew point is 60. so it's been mixing down with
some drier air, so it's slightly humid, but once the sun sets, you lose the mixing. so it will get a lot more humid after sunset tonight. now, satellite and radar showing this is the heat buster. it's a cold front. it's called a backdoor cold front because instead of coming in the normal way from the west, it will be sneaking in from the north. so tonight, it's just warm, very muggy against sunsets, moonlit sky. 74 in philadelphia. allentown, 68. wilmington, 70. and cape may, 70 degrees. future tracker showing tomorrow, 5:00 in the morning, the heat index already in the 70s and 60s. and then as we head into the evening, by 5:00, it feels like 95 in philadelphia and trenton. feels like 98 in wilmington. some areas could touch the triple digits. so that's why we do have that heat advisory. and also, it's another good reason to stay indoors tomorrow. it's an ozone action day. the air quality will be unhealthy to sensitive groups. the very young, the elderly, and
also if you have any respiratory or heart problems, that air quality could really affect you. future tracker showing the backdoor front could bring us some scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across the poconos by 5:00. as it sinks to the south, it runs out of steam. so very limit in the form of showers and thunderstorms. best chance will be to the north. but that will bring us more comfortable air on wednesday. so the five-day at 5 showing tomorrow, record heat showing for a high of 96. the record high, 95 set back in the 1950s. a pop-up thunderstorm possible, again mainly north with that cold front. 85 degrees on wednesday. thursday, drop down to 78. friday, a few showers as a warm front moves back in, 76 degrees. and saturday, little bit unsettled with a thunderstorm possible, 82 degrees. but we're warming up for father's day. melissa magee will talk about that in the seven-day forecast, guys. >> thank you, looked for to that. a mediterranean island is rocked by a powerful earthquake sending visitors and residents into the street.
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polident. hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. he has recused himself from the russia trump administration election probe, but tomorrow current attorney general jeff sessions says he will testify under oath in public about what he knows. a woman is found dead in front of her own home. police are asking you for clues to determine how it happened. plus -- a crash just off a busy road is causing traffic tie-ups tonight. what it means for your commute home. and now the details. attorney general jeff sessions says he believes it's important that the american people hear the truth directly from him. and that's why he requested and was granted an open hearing of the senate intelligence chitty tomorrow -- committee tomorrow. sessions, who reaccused --
recused himself from the russia investigation will testify. what he knows. stephanie has more on that. >> reporter: rick, the trump administration is trying to move forward despite the latest lawsuits against the president, his attorney general said set toself testify on capitol hill and that revised travel ban being blocked again. today, president trump in his first full cab net meeting at the white house talked up his accomplishments so far. >> never has there been a president whose passed more legislation, who's done more things than what we've done. >> reporter: but what the administration still hasn't been able do is get any version of their travel ban pass. today, the ninth circuit court ruled against the president's revised travel barne which blocks people from six predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s. for 90 days and suspends the refugee program for 120 days. >> it's fully lawful, and ultimately will be upheld by the supreme court. >> reporter: it comes the same
day when the dispritht of columbia accuses trump of violating the constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments while in office and not fully removing himself from his businesses. payments benefiting the president's hotels and golf courses. >> never in the history of this country have we had a president with these kinds of extensive business entanglements. >> reporter: the trump administration says these interests do into the violate the constitution. >> it's not hard to conclude that partisan politics may be one of the molt valingses between the suit. the suit was filed by two democratic attorney generals. >> reporter: and the justice department is still trying to figure out what ties, if any, there were between the trump campaign and russia. attorney general jeff sessions set to answer questions from the senate intelligence committee about his role in the firing of former fbi director james comey and his contacts with russians during the campaign. the frump administration says depending upon the scope of the
questions, attorney general jeff sessions could invoke executive privilege where the conversations with the president could be kept confidential. reporting live from washington, stephanie ramos, "channel 6 action news." >> thank you. and "world news tonight with david muir" had have more as well as the potential fallout from what is said. you can watch that all tonight at 6:30 following "action news at 6." turning to our hot weather, is day two of temperatures above 90 degrees. and because tomorrow's expected to be even hotter, all philadelphia public schools will be dismissed tomorrow at noon. you are taking a look live right now at the sky6 cameras in two locations, the sands and sea and cape may and at dilworth park in center city philadelphia where some folks are running through the spray and enjoying it. whether it is the ocean or spray park, any shade can help cool you off. nora muchanic with more. how you staying cool?
>> reporter: hi there, monica. let me tell you. the shade is a beautiful thing. escaping the sun for just a couple of minutes on a day like this makes everything a bit more bearable. but for some folks we talked to today, there was no chance to escape because they're the people who work outdoors. >> you have to feel for anyone laying blacktop on a day like this. city road crews are repaving emory avenue in trenton today knowing the asphalt they're working with is 350 degrees. >> it's a lot of heat. >> reporter: the crews are baking in the sun but making sure that everyone has plenty of water to drink to keep them going throughout the today. this mailman has 32 years' experience dealing with scorching heat. >> i got this wrapped around my neck. i drink a lot of water. and other than that, you have to get into the air-conditioning buildings now and then. >> reporter: the heat meant early dismissal from school. and these ladies handing out
religious brochures had their water ready and a piece of shade to sit in. the. >> the weather really, really hot. >> reporter: good to be in the shade. >> it's a good thing. >> think about basketball, baseball, everything's in the heat. what's the difference? how you coping? >> reporter: i keep running back to the car to sit in the air conditioning for a minute. others go for icy drinks. >> because it's cold and it's refreshing. >> reporter: feels pretty good then, right? >> yeah, even in your hands. >> oh it hits you like a ton of bricks. yeah. so it's good to be inside. >> reporter: at the reading senior citizens center where many of the elderly go to cool off, unfortunately, some of the air-conditioning units broke down today. contractors used fans to blow cold air from the areas where it was still working into the rooms where it wasn't. >> this heat is amazing. it's too much. that's why we're here trying to be cool. >> reporter: looking live down clinton avenue right now. well, they kept their cool at the senior center even if the
air-conditioning didn't. hang in there. we've got one more day of this. and then hopefully, thankfully, we'll get a break. live in trenton, i'm nora muchanic. "channel 6 action news." >> thank you, nora. as this extreme heat continues, use our mobile app to stay informed for tips to staying cool to stormtracker 6 live. it's a free download for your mobile device. and we do have breaking news to give you at this hour from the bill cosby trial in norristown, montgomery county. this is the comedian and former actor who is appearing today along with his wife, camille. she came for the first time today to the proceedings. the jury has just now begun its deliberations. as you recall, this was the jury that was brought this from pittsburgh, and they have been staying in montgomery county so they could hear the trial. they did decide to stay late even though usually court proceedings end at about 5:00. they did decide to stay late so they could begin the proceedings and try to render a verdict. again, the bill cosby trial now in the deliberation phase. a driver was killed during this crash in gloucester
township this monk. chopper 6 over ellis and richwood roads in mullica hill. the driver of a van when wpt through a stop sign and hit another pickup in the intersection. that drive was ejected from the van and killed. the other driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. well, there's a talesounding the death of a woman in dover remain a mystery tonight. the action cam was along college road this afternoon as investigators were. wrag up their work. police will only tell us an african-american woman in her 50s was found dead lying in a yard this morning. her identity will be released after her family is notified and police say the investigation is ongoing and they're asking anyone with information to give them a call. also from our delaware newsroom, a tractor-trailer hauling a bunch of steel tipped over on its side in newark this afternoon. the driver was exiting northboundive 95 onto south college avenue and going around the curve when the rig went
over. luckily no one was hurt. but the off-ramp will be closed in the ramp is cleared and the investigation is complete. an amtrak worker was shocked while on the job today in philadelphia's parkside section. chopper 6 overhead near 50t 50th and jefferson. officials say it happened at 11:00 a.m. it's not clear comma led up to it but the power was obviously shut off immediately to the man could be rescued. firefighters and paramedics rushed to the seen and took that man to the hospital for treatment. the gloucester township police department in new jersey wants to build a better relationship with residents and businesses in the community. today officials showed off their new community outreach vehicle. the 25-foot trailer will not only serve as a social media examined center and meeting room. will be packed with sports equipment and games that the community can enjoy. the vehicle will be visiting neighborhoods all summer-long. all right. time now for an update on the highways and byways on your monday night. >> back over to matt pellman to see what's going on. >> we're hoping the air conditions are working well in the cars of all these poor people stuck on the northeast
extension. it's still closed. it sounds like it's gok be closed for much of the rush hour. it's blocked between lansdale and quakertown. it's an accident involving two trucks that happened in that stretch a number of hours ago. but they're still cleaning up and still investigating. lot of people are using 309, just six miles per hour there, which is never a good thing. 152 limekiln pike, 611, possible alternates. but the northeast extension is not where you want to be this afternoon. also watching a crash on the roosevelt boulevard, southbound side of pershing harbison by our lady of ransom church. sounds like a pretty bad one. if your ooh getening ott schuylkill, you're jam the east of the boulevard into near passyunk. that's where there was a crash that cleared out. on the vine, slowing in both directions. don't forget, today they closed the ramp from the ben franklin park way and 22nd street. that's going to be closed in the fourth of july. another vehicle broke down on 95
in south philadelphia. northbound side north of the walt whitman. watch out. see if they're sticking out into the left lane. rick and monica, back over to you. >> thank you again. much more still ahead on "action news" tonight. do you have trouble getting your family to eat their veggies? well, scientists say you may need to try a different approach. and it has nothing do with your kitchen. sports, the eagles mini camp. hear what separates carson wentz from the rest. melissa's in for adam. the official high in philadelphia, 94 degrees. we can see all of that heat from the midwest on eastward. we'll will you know when we have a break coming our way. details in the accuweather forecast. >> those for eyes and much more we continue font.
a 6.2 earth wak left scores of homes damaged on the greek island of lesbos. one woman was killed. ten others injured. there's debris in the viets making many of them impossible to pass. the quake was also felt in turkey including istanbul. the army is providing tents for people who can't stay in their homes right now because of safety issues.
the duchess of cambridge paid a surprise visit to those rekefering from the london terrorist attacks. 14 victims were treated right after the incident at that hospital. many staff were working during the london bridge attack. it's been nine days since three men rammed a truck into pedestrians and stabbed people at the market. they were eventually killed by police. dollars dollars here with sports -- ducis rodgers and peer talking eagles. >> we're less than three months from the regular season starting. it's almost mini camp time. the mandatory kind. the eagle also be on the field tomorrow afternoon. this mini camp will run through thursday. what kind of jump will carson wentz make from year one to year two? that will go a long way in determining how successful the eagles will be in th season. the coach finds a trait in wentz he finds rare. >> it's a very unique trait for a young quarterback. we preach that in our
quarterback room. the first thing i tell our guys when they walk in, i say, guys, let me tell you something. i'm going to keep this meeting room. we're going to be like this all season-long. we're not going to get too high. we're not going to get too low. we're going to stay even keel whether we're on a three-dame winning streak, three-game losing streak. it doesn't matter because you have to prepare every week like it's the super bowl. >> speaking of defelipeo, the jets wanted to interview him but the eagles refusioned to grant permission. he says he's okay with that. he's a local guy much. he grew up rooting for the birds. he still appreciates the opportunity to coach for his hometown team. >> every day i drive into this building and i see those two eagle heads on our building. i am -- i'm like, how did this happen? how -- like, this is -- i can't believe i'm here. and that's going back to the jets thing, you know. everyone's like, well, were you upset? i told my wife, i was like, i'm the quarterback coach of the philadelphia eagles. we have a young quarterback in our building that everyone
believes in. if you're upset about that, then there's something wrong with y you. ahead at 6:00, we'll bring you the story of rashon sly. the local product has been camped outside the novacare complex hoping for a tryout. i think that's how rick got his job here. >> i'm still sitting here. one game at a time. that's the ultimate sports cliche but that's how the cavs plan to get back into the game. game five is tonight in oakland. if the warriors fail to complete the sweep on friday. remember, the cavs came back from a 3-1 hole last year to beat the warriors. and you don't have to remind steph curry of that. >> the past is the past. it's definitely fueled us, all year just trying to keep that hunger to get back to the stage. but we understand we're one win away from getting the job done. >> watch game five tonight here on 6abc. you can also view it on the abc
app. coverage begins at 8 come 30. the phillies will begin a short two-game series in boston tonight. also, the mlb draft begins tonight. the phillies on the eighth overall pick. the nba draft is ten days away. the sixers brought in for mossespects for workouts this morning. the sixers own the third overall selection. kyle cuesma is a player the sixers could can target in round two. he explains what he has to offer. >> competitive spirit, my energy, my passing ability. real just my whole game. everybody -- every team i go to has really seen me so many times during the season so it's really just -- just give them what i did in the season. >> for the second year in a row, the stanley cup belongs to the pittsburgh penguins. they took care of the predators in six games. last night, broke the scoreless tie with 95 seconds to go. the paines went on -- penns went on to win.
it's their third cup in the past nine years. >> wow. >> that's it for sports. >> okay. thank you, ducis. well, a crowd gathered outside city hall for the kickoff of disability pride week. philadelphia mayor jim kenney was there on hand. this year marks the 27t 27th anniversary of the passage of the american disabilities act. philadelphia's the first city to raise the disability pride flag. and today, they've raised it again. introducing fios gigabit connection. superfast internet at an incredible price. with speeds up to 940 megs. that's 20x faster than most people have. and, it's just $79.99 a month online for 1 year. and only $5 more per month for the second year. get fios gigabit connection for $79.99 with tv, hbo for 1 year and multi-room dvr service for 2 years. all with a 2-year agreement. switch now at fiosgigabit.com.
if you want your family to eat more ver vegetables -- a new study shows a surprising way you give names like zesty ginger sweet potatoes prove to be more popular than labels that made them sound healthy. the catch was both items were prepared both the same way. but the more interesting sounding dish was consistently chosen more often. the study suggests that people think food that sounds healthy is less tasty and a labeling strategy could be key to tackling the obesity epidemic. >> that might work except with 7-year-old boys. >> okay. >> i don't think they're going to buy if but i'm going to try. all right. how's the weather? >> it's hot, guys. and we've got day three of our heatwave so another hot and steamy one on the way tomorrow. we'll tell you what's going on with stormtracker 6. it's dry.
no issues with precipitation. it's all about the heat and the building humidity across the region. outside we go. this is the place to be when you look at dilworth park. we're at the spray park and those folks are certainly cooling off, walking an in the sprinklers here on a very hot, monday afternoon. the high in philadelphia today, one degree shy of the record coming in at 94. atlantic city broke a record high today of 94. allentown had a record high of 92. reading, 93. wilmington masked out at -- maxed out at 93 today. it's 93 in the city today. 91 for allentown, reading, and wilmington. at the coast in cape may, that afternoon sea breeze starting to kick in, comfortable 79. 85 degrees up in beach haven. here is satellite 6 along with action radar. you can see we've got a mostly clear sky for most of new england and all of the mid-atlantic region as well. what we are awaiting is this cold front that will eventually bring some relief our way, especially as we get into the middle half of our workweek. so this will slide down to the south and east with a couple of spotty showers as we get into
tomorrow evening. but for the rest of tonight, mostly clear. it's warm. it's humid. we'll drop down to 68 in the suburbs. and 74 degrees in philadelphia for the overnight low. so we will repeat the pattern on tuesday. heat advisory goes up at noon lasting right through 7:00 p.m. so this is for the i-95 metro area, the suburbs north and west and also south and east because heat indices tomorrow, in the upper 90s. so here's the setup for us on our fuse. we've got the peak of that heat coming tomorrow. high heat swit waked -- situated to our south. we're calling for a high again of 96. if we hit that, we would break the record of 95 set back in 1956. then the relief is on the way. high pressure dips down to the south on wednesday. we'll tap into a comfortable east-northeasterly wind. the high temperature will come in at 85 for the middle half of our workweek. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. record heat on the way tomorrow. a pop-up shower or thunderstorm
is likely mainly north and west of philadelphia, primarily up in the poconos. otherwise a high in at 96. then that relief arrives as we get into wednesday. and at 85 for the high, thursday, comfortable and cooler. and at 78, friday, a few more showers creep back into the forecast with a high coming in at 76. and on saturday, some sun, a rumble of thunder is likely. otherwise, a high of 82. it's humid on sunday with an evening shower or thunderstorm. a high in at 88. and next monday, partly sunny and the warmth returns with a high temperature coming in at 89. so it looks like our three-day heatwave comes to an end on wednesday. but definitely still take it slow and keep yourself hydrated with that heat tomorrow, guys. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. some small tykes cheered for graduating seniors during this walk down memory lane today. high school seniors who once attended the elementary were invited to come back in their caps and gowns for this nostalgic visit. they lined up in the hall to clap and give them high fives. a stlil for the little ones and
and right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up next at 6:00. breaking news from the cosby trial, jurors now have the case. we're live at norristown, montgomery county, with a full rundown of all the action in court today. also -- mourning her hero. a 9-year-old speaks exclusively to "action news" about her mother who lost her life to spare hers. and more than a dozen penn state student goes before a judge for the hazing death of their fraternity brother. those stories next. for rick williams, the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass. have a nice night. >> good night. oo, yeah.
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comcast business. relationship with his accuser andrea constand was consensual as the defense argues this morning. the prosecution contends it was a crime. bill cosby arrived at the courthouse this morning with his wife of 53 years, camille. she sat front and center as the defense called just one witness. the detective who led the investigation into allegations that cosby drugged and violate the andrea constand at his cheltenham home in 2004. defense attorney brendan campbell, who is not associated with the cosby case, explained one possible strategy for calling one witness. >> obviously, they would not do that unless they believed that they had a reasonable doubt. >> reporter: cosby declined to take the stand. his attorney, brian mcmonagle, told the jury that the comedian and constand were actually lovers who