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>> reporter: hi sara, well still a lot of questions. it's quiet here at the site now and the focus is on the medical examiners office and the experts that work there and they will examine the remains and say as possibly as early as today maybe the gender of the individual's remains found here approximate age and height. the goal is going to be to determine the manner and cause of death in this case and if possible they will look for evidence that will help to identify the remains found here yesterday. >> there is a skull and a lot of teeth and a lower jaw, ribs, a spine. >> yesterday this vacant lot was crisscrossed with police tape and a small army of investigators and staffers with the medical examiners office worked the scene where human remains were found. markers were around where bones were located. and last year a laundry mat was
demolished and a construction crew was at the site. bones were found last week and it was assumed they were animal bones but a human skull and jaw was found and pink fabric possibly a jacket or blanket. >> the medical examiner said the clothing appeared to be that of what a female would wear. >> nothing new as of today but the focus remains on the experts at the medical examiners office. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we have breaking news now from the northwood section of philadelphia. chopper 6 hd -- is over the scene here in the northwoods section, reports that a person may be barricaded inside of a home here. an armed man, here is how this unfolded as we try to figure out
where the situation is. this is the 1300 block. where it is unfolding. police say just before noon they received a phone call from a person that said a woman was being held against her will but an unknown man with a gun in a house there. police arrived on the scene and the woman was out of the apartment and the man is still inside and could be armed. here we see police on the scene as he they assemble in the northwood section of the city. they believe there is an armed man inside of the home here. this is just unfolding and we'll monitor the situation in the northwood section at the 1300 block of arott street. that a woman was held in the home by a man, and the woman got out and the man is still inside and possibly armed. we'll monitor this and bring you updates during this newscast and
at 6abc.com. a teenage girl shot multiple times may be targeted. shots rang out on the 5900 block of springfield monday night. the 16-year-old victim was standing with the group of 15 and 16-year-olds outside a home where they attended a barbecue yesterday. >> about 1:30 in the afternoon. drinking and smoking. and having a nice time before the kids even came out. >> the victim was rushed to the hospital where she remains in stable condition. the motive for the shooting has not been released. service has resumed on amtrak's northeast corridor between washington and philadelphia after two people were struck and killed by an amtrak train. the victims worked for csx and it causes several delays and cancellations. katherine scott spoke to passengers impacted by the changes. >> reporter: passengers here at 30th street station saw delays
and cancellations this morning after the fatal accident outside of washington, d.c. >> passengers boarded a washington, d.c. bound train from 30th street station as travel began to resume. service had been temporarily suspended during the morning rush and after an investigation into a fatal accident north of d.c. last night. >> i found out when i got here to the train station that my train was canceled. >> they are having trouble be there is a girl behind me that said her 7:15 train was canceled. >> amtrak and csx and other investigators were on the scene. train 175 traveling from boston to new york was approaching union station when two people on the tracks were struck and killed. they were employees for csx. the 121 passengers and crew on the train were not injured.
the track was closed for the investigation. >> we came in from new jersey and they told us it would stop in philadelphia because there was no service to d.c. >> some trains in and out of d.c. operated on restricted speeds, passengers were moving again but expected crowds. >> the trains were completely oversold. people were standing in the vestibules trying to get to washington. >> the investigation continues with multiple agencies and the national transportation safety board. channel 6 "action news." turning to politics now. the republican health care bill is undergoing a revision in the senate after gop leaders announced they would not hold a vote on the bill this week. lana zach has the story from washington. >> good afternoon among the things the president is tweeting about today is health care. disputing the reports that he is
less involved and maintains he is totally engaged. now that the senate pulled the health care bill. the number of gop senators has nearly doubled now at least nine defectors but republicans can afford to lose more than two. >> the bill would have to be fundamentally changes and tinkering around the edges is not sufficient to secure my vote. >> it may be an uphill battle and the senate bill is supported by 17% of americans and even among republican faithfuls, support for this version lags at 35%. five years ago today the supreme court up held the individual mandate requiring americans to buy health insurance or pay penalty and the greatest consensus is to expand rather than repeal. 46% want legislators to change
it so it does more and president trump and senator republicans make edits to the bill the question becomes how hard will republicans push campaign trail promises. >> we'll be able to repeal and replace obama care. >> versus setting a new course. >> this will be great if we get it done, and if we don't get it done it's twoing to be something we are not going to like than is okay. >> mcconnell told members they need to come together as a republican conference tore start to work with the democrats. reporting from washington, lana zach, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. this is the type of afternoon you want to take your lunch outside if you can. sky 6 hd taking a live look at cape may, new jersey, the sun is shining. it's warm. but soon the humidity makes a return to the region. meteorologist, david murphy, has a look ahead with your exclusive
accuweather forecast. >> today is a gorgeous day and we'll concentrate on that. cloud cover well off the east coast and we expect the day to remain basically sunny and temperatures now comfortable, 74 in philadelphia and 75 in wilmington and 73 in allentown and down the shore in cape may 73 and 76 at the airport in atlantic city and wilmington, delaware 53 degrees, by 4:00 the high of 81 degrees and a fair amount of sunshine through 6:00 and 80 degrees there. 76 by 8:00 and 10:00, 71. dew points are down in the basement so we are looking at a good afternoon to do things. one could be going to the playground. 79 at 2:00 and 4:00, 81 degrees. if you head out there, sunscreen and cool drinks are important. do make sure you don't overdo it, it's still on the warm side.
when we come back we'll talk about an uptick in the warm andp humidity tomorrow and hot and humid stuff coming back in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. stay, good dog. >> he is well behaved. >> not bad. you can get the latest forecast including detailed updates including stormtracker 6 live double scan radar on your phone or tablet. it's a free download for your mobile device. we want to alert you to planned lane closures happening now on interests nate 95 girard point bridge. the left lane deck is now closed until 3:00 this afternoon. crews are work on installing a weather station in the area. again, the left lane of the southbound deck 95 girard point bridge is closed until 3:00.
this morning philadelphia mayor, jim kenney welcomed a sister station delegation from frankford, germany. they will participate models for apprenticeship. there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, a massive cyber attack that freezes commuters and demands a ransom to open them has gone global. ahead details on the newly discovered kill switch for the ransom ware virus. eligible for medicare?
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firefighters are battling the flames. hackers behind a global computer virus are seeking money to retrieve crucial data captured by ransom ware. other nations including india are still reeling. >> reporter: the lake-effect cyber attack affects computers around the world and now auto potential vaccine. a researcher in boston says he found out how to stop it by changing one file name you can disable the virus but it's a limited fix. all the hackers have to do is change the name of their virus to get it back up and running. >> basically your computer becomes a brick. >> u.s. targets included merck pharmaceutical and a hospital outside of pittsburgh where doctors could not access patient records. >> they said the surgery is canceled because the computers are down. >> companies in asia and europe an oil giant in russia and two
large corporations in australia are also affected. >> one of the key things about addressing a ransom ware attack like these is to make sure we are sharing trade information with our partners overseas. >> the virus is believed to have originated in ukraine where it took out the airport power grid and atms. receiving messages like your files are no longer accessible and send $300 worth of bit coin. >> sometimes if you pay you get your data back and sometimes they take your money and move on. >> this latest attack is similar to another kidnap and ransom scheme that hit last month than was linked to north korea. channel 6 "action news." jury selection continues in the trial of a former pharmaceutical ceo charged with
securities fraud. martin shkreli caused a nationwide uproar when he hiked the price of a life saving drug 5,000% and refused to apologize. now the jury is struggling to find impartial jurors nearly 200 potential jurors have already been dismissed. >> michael bond, the creator of paddington bear has died. the fluffy adventurerer paddington first appeared in a book a bear called paddington in 1958. the bear went on to star in more than a dozen books a television series and a feature film. bond was 91. still ahead another check of your accuweather forecast. stepping live outside sky 6 hd showing you city hall david murphy has your update
here is a story now that has parents talking a new app is helping mothers connect with one another. the detailed way on getting mommy support. >> it's the new app being called tinder for moms. except not for dates but for friends. >> cinderella's clock striked at midnight but mine strikes constantly screaming out. >> and just a few swipes. >> you meet people that have the same interest and similar age kids. >> sign up for the app with your facebook account and create a short profile with how many kids you have been pick a few words to describe yourself everything from mom boss to wine time. and similar to dating apps, users can swipe up to waves. if two users wave to each other
it's a match. putting them in touch with each other to set up mommy dates. >> you have kids running around and these three moms were strangers until they met on the app three months ago. they have since become fast friends providing much needed mommy support. one study finds that women that receive support are less likely to report having a fussy baby. you need a friend that understands your new circumstances and new life. many moms fine that making new friends is just as hard as dating. >> cha cha cha dance alone. >> creator and ceo michelle kennedy says that challenge is what prompted her to create the app. >> it was 2:00 a.m. and scrolling through instagram and looking at my girl friended if the club and i needed to speak to another woman doing the same thing as me. >> and this seems to be working
with 1 million ways so far. >> good day for the mommies to be out on the playground today. >> along with everybody else. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows us that we are dry this noon. and staying that way today. and tomorrow from the way things look. as we take a look outside we have plenty of sunshine and sky 6 hd shows that to you, pens landing is lucky enough to have a boat going up the water even if that is a tugboat. a nice job to have. dew point way down at 43 not at all humid. winds northwest at 9 miles per hour. going higher than that at times but not too terribly breezy and a cool 61, satellite shows the cloud cover from yesterday well off the coast by a couple hundred miles and additional koud color popping up north and west even if it's a sun and clouds mix. 81 is the high in philadelphia and 81 in wilmington.
mostly sunny, and 89 is what we expect this trenton and more of the same at the boardwalk in atlantic city to cape may. upper 70s with will he humidity along the beach. 2:00, 79 and your high of 81 hits at 4:00 and we are still holing close to 80 by 6:00. low humidity and lots of sunshine. 77 by 8:00 and tonight mainly clear and 70 and by 10:00 the overnight low getting down to 65 in philadelphia. and suburbs dipping down into the upper 50s. all right we have dew points to talk about. if you head out it's not very humid, dew points in the 50s across the region. as we get into tomorrow afternoon we'll see how the numbers start to pop up into the low 60s and mid-60s down south and a bit more humid and gets warmer, tomorrow's high is eldegrees, a warm front getting past us ushering in warmer air ahead of the next cold front and
high pressure is setting up to the south and east. and that pumps the warm air to the south and adds to the humid over the weekend. today's high is 81 and sun and comfortable and today is the day to get out there and enjoy yourself. 88 is the high tomorrow and lots of sun and warmer and more cool drinks and feeling more humid as you just saw. friday is when the heat and humidity starts to built in a high of 92 and hot and humid and stray thunderstorm is possible. saturday and sunday is hot and humid and could see the third heat wave in through here and saturday night into sunday morning another chance of thunderstorms rolling in and these could be strong. yesterday we were talking about more like sunday and the front is coming faster and saturday night overnight into sunday morning. that is the time period i would watch and i can't promise you everybody would see a strong thunderstorm but be on guard for that. indoors lower floors. and sunday afternoon humid and
high of 90 and it looks like we'll dry out and monday partly sunny and warm and 88 and stray thunderstorm possible and still muggy and ten then tuesday the 4th of july, it's going to be a hot one partly sunny and 90 and everybody wants to know about the fireworks forecast we are calling for a late day evening or thunderstorm, looks spotty and tuesday is the more active day and things could change and seven days away. >> thank you david. topping the people scene a raging wild fire in california destroyed a ranch owned by johnny gal ecy.a spokesperson s actor was not there at the time it's 200 miles south of los angeles, and they thank
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one final check of the accuweather forecast. talk about today. >> how nice. we will, this afternoon in the northern and western suburbs highs near 80 mostly sunny and comfortable and a couple of spots up to 81 and lots of sun and breezy at times and not too much a breeze overall and upper 70s on the beach and mostly sunny and good weather across the region. and cool drinks and warm and today is the day to get out there and get stuff done. >> all right david thank you. finally this noon one of the world's most iconic building started to put on a light show. the sydney opera house puts on digital art every night. the impressive light show launched to remind people of
first history and vibrant culture. it's a staple of sydney's skyline every night. stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00, new security measures to be implemented for international flight. we'll have details later today. and in big talkers the company is raising money for a new toy especially designed for transgender children. that does it for "action news" at noon. join us for "action news" at 5:00, 4:00 and 6:00. and for david murphy and the "action news" team. i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon.
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