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and oranges moving in from the harrisburg area and that means we could be hit by thunder and lightning and more tomorrow morning. let's go to live to meteorologist adam joseph and the late word. >> we're dealing with severe storms right now as well with a severe thunderstorm watch for half of our viewing area north of philadelphia. you can see the storms firing up locally here and even more to the west towards pittsburgh and state college, kind of in a line here that's moving our way so it will be an active evening, night at times, not all the time but at times and especially tomorrow morning as well. severe thunderstorm warning in effect for northern chester county, most of montgomery county, clipping bucks county to the northwest near quakertown, lehigh county as well as berks county. winds near 60 miles an hour with some of these storms that are coming in from the west to the east at about 40 miles an hour. can expect it in spinners town around 6:13, frederick at 6:17, green lane around 6:20
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this evening. again, now crossing over route 100, 51 lightning strikes in the last 15 minutes. also a nasty cluster up towards easton even though that right there is not severe. we'll watch these as they continue to move to the east and again a rush of wind with torrential rain with them as well. severe thunderstorm watch in effect for delaware county, philadelphia county, all points to the north and west until 10 o'clock tonight meaning any storms that pop in this region could turn severe with hail as well as powerful winds. so, it will be very scattered here this evening and overnight tonight along with those downpours and because the atmosphere is so heavy right now with that tropical moisture we could see quickly up to one to 3 inches of rain in some spots. if that happens then you goal some localized flash flooding but the steadiest of the rain comes with the actual cold front and the remnant low of cindy between 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. that would be the heaviest round for basically all of us and jim will show you that on future tracker6 and talk about a real nice second half of the weekend coming up in
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accuweather. >> sounds good. thank you adam. adam joseph will be tracking the storms all through the night. his full accuweather forecast is just minutes away and be sure to join us at 11:00 for the latest on what to expect from these storms and you can get the latest forecast including detailed updates and storm tracker6 live radar any time on your phone or tablet. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. earlier this week we told you the story of a double theft that ravaged an asian family from marple township that owns the house of cheese in southwest philadelphia. well, tonight there are indications that this robbery was part of a larger theft ring that targets asians. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at marple township police with an update john, what are you learning from police there tonight. >> reporter: well, police told us today that, jim, that because of that earlier report on "action news," they were able to obtain a video of two men that they believe now involved in at least four
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different burglaries on three different dates. >> we're hoping once people seal the video -- see the video they're going to recognize these people. >> reporter: they are the best images yet of the two men involved in mum pelt burglaries both wearing gray sweatshirts one a black hat the other a green eagle hat. they work with a plan. >> they enter the house. clothing jewelry, cash, disable the camera system sometimes remove it from the house. >> reporter: but in this case the video was streamed live via the internet and saved a the two stocky asian men involved in a burglary. a family in marple was hit. among items taken keys used by the crooks to open locks of the victim's shop located in southwest. there they walked out with ordinary boxes packed with valuables. >> i was just angry. i was furious. i know it looked like a box of ice. i know what's inside it's not
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ice. it's money, cigarettes. today looks the the two images. >> they do look familiar. i honestly think that i've seen them inside my store as customers. >> reporter: the two in the video may be part of a larger crew in the philadelphia heist four men were seen from a distance. all the targets owners of family run businesses. police believe the crooks watch carefully. >> they watch it for aered pooh of time, know their whereabouts, what kind of cars they will drive when they're home when they're not home when they're at the business when they're not at the business and they pick the appropriate time to enter the houses. >> reporter: well, if you recognize the two men on the video and they do appear to be similar in both their looks and movements so similar that at least one investigator thinks they might be related to one another that they could be either brother os are cousins, if you do recognize them you're urged to call the police either the marple police here in delaware county or southwest detectives in the city of philadelphia. both organizations are work egg together on this case. live in marple township john
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rawlins channel6 "action news." jim. >> john thank you. one time philadelphia deputy commissioner renee tartaglione aged 61 has been found guilty of fraud conspiracy and theft from a nonprofit organization. the verdict came down today in federal court. the nonprofit is the june yacht at a community mental health clinic where tartaglione has been president of the board of directors. charges said tartaglione stole money from the clinic and falsified her taxes for four years. week one in the corruption trial of philadelphia district attorney seth williams is now over. williams left court saying it has been a grueling week. testimony of the key prosecution witness wrapped up today. the bucks county businessman muhammad ali has already pleaded guilty to bribery but testified in hopes of reducing his sentence. also today, a human resources official took to the stand saying that williams failed to meet deadlines in disclosing gifts from ali.
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williams faces 29 counts of bribery and fraud. the trial will resume on monday. >> (chanting). a hearing on philadelphia's beverage tax was postponed today after pro tax demonstrators drowned out the meeting. supporters of the tax armed with signs took over city hall this morning. the senate local government committee was supposed to hear from businesses and employees about the economic impact of the beverage tax. a new date for the hearing has not been set and committee chair scott wagner, says he may consider holding the hearing in harrisburg. investigators are trying to determine if motorists have been buying bad gas at a certain gas station in levittown. the thought is that diesel fuel somehow got into the gas pumps. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live at the shell station at the boulevard and new falls road. bob, safe to say they've taken
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that offending pump out of service, right? >> reporter: jim, they definitely have and really it's simple. we all know contaminated gas in your car, they don't mix and they don't work together. several neighbors in levittown say that's what happened to them when they've come up here to the shell station. they say they put the gas in their car. now their car doesn't work. if you live around left town and drive a car, you'll want to know this. the shell station at the corner of hood boulevard and new falls road is now under investigation. their gas is being tested for contamination. >> residents are concerned about possible contamination found in their gas tanks. >> reporter: the department of weights and measures is now on it. the focus regular and mid grade gas. those pumps have been shut off until further notice. three residents say their cars have been badly damaged. >> they think that there's some kind of contamination of diesel and regular gas has been mixed somehow. >> reporter: we asked how
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could diesel fuel wind up in the regular fuel pumps. >> there could be some kind of mixup in the delivery possibly or some kind of underground delivery system problem that they may have. >> reporter: now, until the tests come back the diesel gas has been mixed with the regular. a mechanic said it's going to be expensive to get your vehicle fixed. >> it has to be thousands. >> reporter: that's the mechanic terry hough. not everyone using this gas station say they have the same problem. you got your gas twice here this week. >> yeah. >> reporter: and no problems. >> i don't know, so far i don't have any problem with the gas. >> reporter: nice to hear she didn't have any problems. now it's a waiting game to see what happens when the testing results of that gas come back. for now reporting live in levittown, bob brooks channel6 "action news." jim, back to you. >> thank you, bob. with shovels in hand officials in wilmington broke ground on a new bridge project
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today. the bridge will stretch over the christine nap river and ease traffic congestion around riverfront attractions along the two travel lanes along -- along with those two lanes the project will also include a bicycle lane and a pedestrian path. a hands up for drivers. well, a heads up, a different body part but it's all the same. all of kelly drive will be closed to traffic beginning at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. the drive will remain closed throughout the weekend until about 11:30 sunday morning. traffic on several other roads through fairmount park also will be restricted. this is all for the philadelphia escape triathlon events taking place in the area tomorrow and sunday. philadelphia city hall has a new welcoming feel to at this time. a lunchtime event was held to unveil the building's outdoor living room including a stage seating is and special umbrella that provides rain
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water for the courtyard's green planters. the newest 76ers in town and introduced by the team today. top pick markelle fultz. >> i continue to track the severe storm that is moving into northern montgomery county heading towards northern bucks county. we'll have the latest track on storm tracker and also talk about the tropical rains for saturday morning in accuweather. >> those stories and much more
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comcast business. >> ♪ >> we have been reporting about the opioid crisis for a couple of years. it has become apparent that fentanyl at the chemical that makes other drugs far more lethal than they have been before. in camden first responders are now being proactive to protect themselves. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the story. >> (siren). >> reporter: when paramedics from cooper university hospital respond to a drug overdose putting on protective gear is a must. it's one way to protect themselves from fentanyl. it's up to 50 times more powerful in a small dose or accidental exposure can kill you. >> our people are exposed to it if they breathe it in they can actually be, you know, succumb to some of the effects which is respiratory arrest, so we ask them put masks on so you're not supposed to this stuff. wear your gloves. cover up your skin as best you can. >> if it's floating around kind of like a dust it's a particulate.
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we have to protect ourselves. >> the officers don't field test narcotics anymore. they're sent to the lab to be tested. >> reporter: camden county police say the danger of exposure to fentanyl is too great. >> felt like you a dying. describe a feeling where your body is there shutting down. >> reporter: two cherry hill police officers had to be dee contaminated last month when they were exposed to an unknown substance. police have acquired narcan for their tracking dogs should they be exposed. >> it's scary stuff. certainly not something that i want to be exposed to accidentally. >> reporter: and there are derivatives like carfentanil up to 100,000 times more powerful than heroin. >> we are worried that exposure to that to the skin can kill one even a first responder. >> reporter: first responders are dealing with this deadly drug very carefully. they know on this one their lives are on the line. in camden, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> educational program at
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valley forge national historical park has reached a file milestone. once upon a nation is celebrating it's tenth anniversary. the park has installed new story telling benches the the visitor's center at muhlenberg brigade and general washington's headquarters. they've added a new secrets and spies to are which investigates a scheme to capture washington.
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>> sixers fans got the opportunity to meet markelle fultz. >> 19-year-old old kid drafted number one how do you think he celebrated. >> i bet he spent time with his mom. >> he went to bed. >> oh. >> he went to sleep. he was tired. he has a lot of work to do. sixers number one pick markelle fultz shooting sky high telling 6abc. sixers will be in the playoffs this upcoming season and fultz is not backing down from that today. here's fultz and the other
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sixers draft picks being introduced late this morning in camden. sixers fan will get their first look at the first pick in uniform next month in the nba summer league. fultz has big goals and leading the sixers to the post season for the first time since 2012. >> the future is bright that's all i can say. >> legit to be a playoff team next year. >> i'm serious when i say that. that's not just me talking because i'm a player. i really think that we can do that. >> you want him feeling like that and i think oftentimes, you know, you circle back and if it's delivered you got to own it. you got to practice like that. you got to act like that. you got to be that. it's not just words. >> go. >> making the layoffs would be easier said than done for this young group. remember ben simmons missed his rookie season with a foot injury. joel embiid has only played 31 career games. coach brett brown knows it will be a learning curve
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especially with his inexperienced back court. >> it doesn't pivot me out of the responsibility to develop them. i have a back court that hasn't played one sector together, not one second in the nba, one's 20, one's 19. and that's exciting. but along that path there's going to be... you have to absorb that frustrations. >> the heart and soul of villanova's national championship run josh hart scores the final first round pick of the draft last night. as you can imagine it was a party. [cheers and applause] there's hart celebrating last night with his family and villanova teammates. now hart was originally drafted by the utah jazz then traded to the lakers. villanova coach jay wright was by his side and gave a heart warming speech. >> you got to make us proud. you got to --, exemplify villanova basketball. cheers to everybody. [cheers and applause]
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>> what a moment. former villanova star kris jenkins went undraft the but jenkins agreed to sign a rookie free agent deal with the washington wizards. where he'll team up with daniel ochefu again. speaking of the draft, the flyers have the second overall pick tonight in the nhl draft. flyers are expected to select either nolan patrick or nicoh hesher. talent are factors for the flyers. >> you say is he going to hit a ceiling. it's usually the person that dictates whether the player is going hit a sealingy ceiling its his character out. if he's hard worker he's probably going to hit his ceiling. if he's not then that's the stuff you want to find out. >> back to basketball. markelle fultz may look skinny but the sixers number one pick he can eat. he loves chick-fil-a so much so the sixers ordered
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sandwiches for his workout last week. he then housed a cheesesteak from larry's. on top of that how about a doughnut. the sixers number one overall pick and the face of the franchise has his face on a dunkin donuts. sixers fan believe he's a new sweeted dig. they sent one over. this the final doughnut in our news room. adam joseph ate about 20 of them. i saved one for you. >> thank you, sir. isn't that nice officers you. >> not bad. >> it was free. >> adam joseph -- [laughter] >> we knew that. adam joseph with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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>> we have some unsettled weather on the way. >> we have severe storms right now and more in the way of heavy rain coming in tomorrow morning. we go to the warning right now. severe thunderstorm warning for northern montgomery county, northern central bucks county. it's beginning to push out of berks county at this hour. this warning until 7 o'clock tonight, winds near 60 miles an hour. this storm is very dangerous lightning. it is now passing through green lane just to the north of pottstown heading to the east at about 40 miles an hour crossing over the northeast extension right now near quakertown, south of 309. it will be near white horse at 6:30. 36 lightning strikes in the last 15 minutes with this storm, torrential rain with that as well and a nasty, nasty line as it heads towards bucks county and eventually out of montgomery county. this is the storm and as we slice it with storm tracker6
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live double scan in the vertical so you can see how high it is stacked in the atmosphere. this bright white line is 30,000 feet up its close to 40,000 feet which means it's tapping into a lot of moisture and also pulling down strong winds in the upper part of the atmosphere and that's why they issued that warning, the national weather service. the heat index is fueled by 94 degrees is how it feels right now in philadelphia. there's a lot of moisture in the air. 91 in wilmington, 94 in dover, 90 trenton. reading got hit by one of those storms that's why that heat index is down to 76. you can see the line into northern kentucky this is the remnant low of what was cindy along a cold front now and all that has to work through here late tonight early tomorrow morning. so, through the 11 o'clock hour, if you're south of philadelphia it looks like not much is going to happen. it's really to those far northwestern suburbs with some of those severe storms but the front and that remnant low
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passes through early on saturday morning and you can see this wall of water that comes through 8:00 a.m. saturday morning, torrential rain, wouldn't last long but getting hit very hard and then it's out of here and off the coast by maybe 10 o'clock, 11 o'clock in the morning and the sun returns quickly here from west to east and we do salvage most of saturday now so afternoon sunshine developing after that morning rain. the humidity's going to drop but it stays on the hot side, upper 80's to near 90 degrees tomorrow afternoon and then as we go into the second half of the weekend on sunday, mostly sunny and beautiful, 84 degrees with that west wind. definitely going to be a winner here with low humidity and if you're heading to the shore, the ocean 65 degrees, that morning rain giving way to sun of 86 and breathtaking on sunday, no humidity with a temperature at 82 degrees. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, again, very heavy downpours early tomorrow morning. then sun returns, 90 degrees but that humidity comes way down from where it was today.
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gorgeous on sunday and then monday, tuesday partly sunny, a bit unsettled with an afternoon shower both days but very isolated. temperatures in the upper 70's to low 80's and we stay below normal with low humidity on wednesday before we start to heat it back up for the end of june going into july with temperatures on friday of 90 degrees. >> thank you adam. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. for cecily tynan adam joseph ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ it's time that we bring addiction out of the darkness
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tonight, as we come on the air, severe storms hitting from dallas to pittsburgh. the east coast. d.c., philly, new york are next. the human chain, the woman trapped in her sinking car. an f-16 flipping in the blinding rain. ginger zee is standing by. also tonight, the emergency landing. passengers reporting smoke in midair. the race to get passengers off. the police shooting, a traffic stop for a missing license plate. the driver does not survive. after the first trial ends in a mistrial, tonight, what's just happened in the second trial. is it a warning shot from the president? what he said about the special council, robert mueller. and your money tonight. the major car deals with the fourth of july coming. tonight what we didn't know. which fees you can bargain down at the dealership, even eliminate. and something else you should ask for. it could

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