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beyond are scag scouring the streets of a driver of a red truck who they say shot and killed an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. it happened wednesday night and it was police say an intentional act of road rage. i'm brian taff. >> i'm monica malpass. investigators say the shooter took aim at 18-year-old bianca roberson shooting her intentionally in the head as both of them tried to merge into a single lane in west goshen township. "action news" reporter john rawlins live at police headquarters tonight where police just released a sketch of the suspected shooter. good evening, john. >> reporter: they're expected to release that sketch formally at a news conference called for 4 o'clock. it's expected to be starting here in another minute or two. that sketch is of the man apparently believed to be connected to that red pickup truck that they are seeking. it's a black and white sketch but he does appear to be blond individual here which fits the description of the individual
they believe was in that red pickup truck at the time a fatal shot was fired at 18-year-old bianca roberson wednesday evening around 5:30 along route 100 in west goshen. a blurry picture of the red pickup truck believed involved in wednesday's deadly encounter investigators continue today to look for clearer images checking cameras along possible escape routes used by the fleeing driver. described as a white male blond 30 to 40 years old. >> man in a red pickup truck pulled out a gun and shot her in the head killing her. >> reporter: detectives today also spoke again with bianca roberson's family. and it is reeling with what has occurred in less than 48 hours. first they thought they lost their daughter a fatal accident. then the news of the gunshots. >> now we have to deal with the fact that an unknown man for no reason at all shot our
daughter. >> reporter: who he didn't know. >> who he didn't even know. >> reporter: a crowdfund, site has been set up with the blessing of the family by a close family friend. >> i real and hope that we can fund her funeral in full. at this time they need to focus on their grief and getting through this horrible event. >> reporter: bianca headed for jacksonville university to study criminal justice, the goal a job with the fbi. now her death is a crime. family and friends planning a 9 p.m. vigil to remember the recent high school graduate, the location, the backyard of the family home woman -- in westtown. >> it's personal here. this is her home. the family is here and just everybody is here. >> reporter: again, a 9 p.m. vigil to be hosted by family and friends in the 1600 block of south coventry lane in westtown township tonight and again, we are expecting a news conference to begin here shortly where we are at the police station in west goshen where they will formally
release that sketch which we showed you earlier this evening. live in west goshen, john rawlins channel6 "action news." back to you ally. >> thank you, john. again now here is another look at what police had sketched earlier, this young man was believed to be driving the red truck that investigators are searching for but they have an updated sketch they'll be releasing and if you recognize the man or the truck seen in this video or you have any information about the crime, of course you are asked to call the west goshen police department. the phone number on your screen there is (610)696-7400 we have all the information as well on 6abc.comly. >> all right, changing gears now to the hot and humid accuweather forecast. sky6 looking live at the many splash mountain at dillworth park in front of city hall. plenty of kids have been running through that all day long to cool off. let's go outside to meteorologist adam joseph with the forecast as we kick off this july 4th holiday weekend. >> you have the air conditioning inside. i need a water fountain around here.
it is hot muggy and dry out there this afternoon. take a look at the numbers along the east coast. we're one of the hottest places with the heat index of 94 degrees, 1 degree less than that for new york city and washington, richmond 92 and pittsburgh aren't charleston, west virginia 89 is what it feels like at the present time. there's a severe thunderstorm watch up for parts of new england and new york state. all that action spotting to our north but as you can see a broken line heading into central parts of pennsylvania and that will continue to kind of pivot through parts of the lehigh valley and the poconos. could be scatter here later this evening and most of us stay dry. future tracker showing 6 o'clock tomorrow evening that's our best opportunity -- oh, passing through brian and monica, we're going head back to you. we'll have that full accuweather forecast in a little bit. >> thank you so much. let's take you live to that news conference in west goshen township from police. >> hundreds and phone calls and hundreds of e-mails for which we are following off on every one of them but we are
prioritizing them because we're getting them from all corners of the country to be honest with you. so, it's based on the information that is within the e-mails that we prioritize that and we actively review that. we have over 20 agent as working on this case. we dollar have an update with regard to a composite which which i will provide each of you as a hard copy and it's being put on our web site as i speak and if you wish this in a digital form we'll provide that to you before we leave. i also would like to announce crime stoppers has initiated a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. the bulk of our information again has not changed. white male 30 to 40 years of age 20 to 40 years of age, blond to light brown hair and a medium build operating a -- what we believe to be a red
full size is there pickup truck. >> can you maybe hold it up for the cameras real quick. >> this is the composite that was just provided bide an eyewitness and we're asking anyone will information regarding the knowledge of this individual. this is going to come down, ladies and gentlemen, to assistance by the public, okay. it is crucial. the family deserves this. society in general deserves this. this homicide was completely senseless, brutal and tragic. he took a -- he took a beautiful young lady of 18 years of age in the prime of her life getting ready go off to college and for reasons that are incomprehensible to me, the family is now dealing with this tragedy and planning her funeral instead of a going away party to college. >> can you talk about the details.
>> we have been interviewing several people. anyone that has been in that area has been calling us. this is a -- came from a -- an eyewitness in a vehicle adjacent to this gentleman during the course of the incident. and it's as close that we can get as of right now. so, there are probably 70 to 80 percent accurate with regard to the composite and this was just completed within the last hour or so. >> what did the witness tell you that provided the sketch what did they tell you. >> we've had various people regarding the actual incident itself. i'll leave this up here. that it was -- it was basically a -- i'll use the term cat and mouse game between two vehicles. >> bianca was driving a chevy
malibu style vehicle southbound on route 100 and as it approaches route 202 it merges into a single lane. a single travel lane. there is a striped and section of highway there that can handle a vehicle but it is not designated to do so. >> you have been listening to a live news conference from west goshen township police. they have released a official sketch of the suspect who was driving a red pickup truck and fired a shot that killed an 18-year-old young lady a couple days ago bianca roberson. this is the picture from an eyewitness who watched the cat and mouse game is what they called it on the highway that claimed a young lady's life and this is the young man that they are looking for approximate physical 20 to 40 years old a white male and that's the closest approximation they have of a composite sketch they have at this time. folks are hitting the road and heading out of town for the holiday weekend. many of them are of course trying to beat the heat at the shore. "action news"'s new jersey correspondent nora muchanic live in ocean city where the
weekend has already started for a lot of people like you, right, nora. >> reporter: it has monica. adam was just talking about a 94-degree heat index its like a different day here at the shore. it's a little bit chilly and it's windy along the boardwalk and on the beach you'll see some folks in bathing suits others in sweats its a beautiful day but you have to be hearty if you're going in the water. >> i'm not going in. it's pretty darn cold but the kids love it. they don't care. >> they don't steam care. >> seem to care. the water was 63 degrees but in didn't stop people from swimming. >> it could be warmer. once you get in, you get used to it. >> reporter: heading into fourth of july week the beach in ocean city is busy today. a strong breeze is whipping the umbrellas and it's chilly enough that some folks including the lifeguards are wearing sweatshirts. this did not please four month old joey. >> we just enjoy it. we want to take him down so we get one day down here.
we thought it was going to be warm but it's a little cold. still okay. >> reporter: allen welker and his daughter ireland were happy as clams building a pyramid at the water's edge. >> vacation, going to the beach. >> reporter: mindless fun, right. >> yeah, exactly. >> reporter: the garcia family has just arrived in town. their first timers in ocean city. >> looking forward to exploring ocean city, um, maybe doing some amusement park rides, beach, pool. >> bike riding after this, i'm going bike riding. >> dad, we're going to the pool. >> reporter: you have it all planned out? enoch just couldn't wait to get going and as the beach and boardwalk fill up this friday afternoon before the fourth of july, others are planning their exit. >> we come down every year for the week before fourth of july so we come saturday to saturday and kind of head out before the traffic gets really, really bad. >> it's been great. lots of rides, ocean time, boardwalk, it's our favorite place to be.
>> reporter: and that is true for so many families. again, you're looking live at the boardwalk in ocean city. aaa says the fourth of july will be the most traveled independence holiday ever, over a million jerseyians are expected to hit the road this weekend. you can bet that a lot of them will be heading to the shore and i'll tell you what, monica, we're ready for them. live in ocean city, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> thank you nora. looks beautiful. we want to see how you are celebrating the fourth of july. send us your pictures and videos from fireworks displays, days at the beach backyard barbecues fun in the poconos awful it. e-mail it to us at join the action at 6abc.com or use #6abcaction on social media. >> the schuylkill river once again playing theft major event this weekend. take a look. drone6 live over the section of kelly drive that is now closed for the independence day regatta. no boats on the water just yet but take a note, no cars on the road there as well as mentioned it is shut down. now the closure between
strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive will last until sunday night 8 o'clock as rowers were from all ohio river valley compete in these races but boy what a beautiful picture there from drone6 flying live. >> time to get a look at that traffic report on a friday. >> we know where you should avoid. gina gannon in for matt pelman. >> you're right about that. we should avoid a lot of areas. with the fourth of july holiday the roadways are very busy. let's take a live like right now this is 76 right at the blue route. if you're traveling eastbound look out for an accident blocking the shoulder. definitely going to be a slow spot here any way we typically jam up so expect delays back to 202 sole from 202 i'd say you'll be jammed up on that eastbound side. here the accident has them pushed to the shoulder. not affecting you too bad p.m. we also have a gape he were delay as well on the westbound side so westbound extremely heavy as well. i would say now from the vine street expressway all the way out through to just about gulph mills so very crowded
and you can see 40 minutes between 676 and the blue route out there on that westbound side 24 minutes eastbound so crowded conditions. here's a look at the big picture. a lot of slow speeds like 8 miles per hour on 95 northbound pretty much i would say from the walt all the way out through to allegheny. the vine crowded, the schuylkill we told you about. look out for an accident on the blue route. it's right on the shoulder northbound around the conshohocken curve it's been offer to the median. not much of a problem there but very heavy delays brian and monica back to you. >> thank you gina. coming up next on "action news" a plane goes down in the middle of a busy california freeway. see video from drivers who'll recorded the horrible moment
that led this newscast here today, the shooting inside bronx lebanon hospital in bronx new york. we know right now that the shooter is dead apparently from a self inflicted gunshot wound ooh. we have also learned the shooter was a former employee of that hospital. we are also told that one of the victims has died here and five to six other victims are injured at this point. obviously still a lot of questions unanswered but police do tell us that the situation appears under control right now. the suspect dead in a self inflicted gunshot wound and one victim dead here, five to six others wounded. we'll bring you the latest as we get it throughout this newscast. shocking scene near los angeles when a small plane crashed in the middle of a busy freeway. this exclusive video shows the aircraft burst into flames when it hit the ground. investigators say the pilot just declared an emergency and was returning to john wayne airport in costa mesa. the aftermath shows debris strewn all over several lanes of the 405. traffic was backed up for
miles as firefighters worked to put out that fire. we're told two people on board the plane were rushed to the hospital with traumatic injuries. the plane clipped a car as it went down but that driver was not hurt. >> the white house says it is fully committed to pushing through a healthcare plan in the senate and looking at every possible option to repeal and replace the affordable care act. president trump tweeted earlier today that if republican senators are unable to pass the senate bill, "they should immediately repeal and then replace at a later kate." at a press briefing this afternoon white house spokesperson sara huckabee sanders says the president hasn't changed his thinking at all about the struggling healthcare bill. sanders says the white house is focused on the end product which she says is simply repealing and replacing obamacare. the list of republican senators by the way opposed to this bill as it stands continues to grow. at this hour but of course
negotiations are still under way and they will continue through the weekend apparently. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell postponed a vote on the bill tuesday because of the opposition from both conservatives and moderates. he now says they will that spend this weekend working on changes to the bill and will attempt to get it up for a vote after the july 4th recess. monica. >> thank you alicia. along whip independence day celebrations philadelphia celebrating learning. children got hands on music lessons they played games even got to meet mayor kenney at penn park. instructors taught the kids how to use electronic instruments spread out on four different picnic tables. you can even hear in the background some of the sounds echoing through the park. well, if you're staying in the city for the weekend neighborhood pools are opened for the summer. the action cam at the first day of fun at baker school in overbrook. children were excited to splash around and cool off on a humid afternoon. for a full list of pools across the city and their hours we've posted a link on 6abc.com. >> meteorologist adam joseph
joining us now as we head into the holiday weekend. it's very hot and humid today here but as nora pointed out kind of nice at the shore today. >> yesterday when we were down there at the shore in ocean city that that wind was directly off the water and it did turn pretty chilly this time of day, same thing today, same thing tomorrow but it will warm up there as we get into sunday and monday. let's take a look at sky6 live in the weather send and you can see that haziness is back, the humidity also coming up along with those air temperatures so it is down right uncomfortable out there especially in inland locations despite there is a pretty hot breeze as you take a look at some of the heat indices 95 is what it feels like for wilmington also for trenton, 97 in reading, 99 in dover and 95 in millville. if you take a look at the airport in atlantic city which is close to eight, 9 miles in from the coast f-90 degrees but there's beach haven cape may all shore towns only in the 70's with that wind coming in directly off the water also creating moderate rip currents
and pretty lamp swells. saturday inland locations 80's in the morning and despite that air temperatures are going to be in the 80's tomorrow we're going to move it into the mid and upper 90's during the afternoon so another uncomfortable day tomorrow. right now we are dealing with one downpour in the region on storm tracker6 live double scan up in the lehigh valley. here is allentown. you can see towards lynn port crossing 309 shortly to the north and west of schnecksville there are no lightning strikes right now but this is the area we'll target this evening for some scattered downpours and storms and that's what we expected and predicted yesterday that most of them would stay towards the lehigh valley and the poconos 'cause that's where the front is and that front will slowly sink to the south and east as we get into the day tomorrow so tomorrow is the most unsettled day of the holiday weekend. future tracker at 7 o'clock, there you can see some of those downpours near reading and allentown. they fall apart as they work towards philadelphia but as we wake up saturday morning, 9 o'clock, you can see a lot of clouds, very dirty sky tomorrow with cloud cover
trying to fight some pops of sun as we get into 4 o'clock in the afternoon you can see some stragglely downpours and thunderstorms popping but the main front coming from the north and west right around 8 o'clock heading towards philadelphia and wilmington and some of these storms could be on the strong side. in fact, if you are talking severe storms, that would be storms that have winds over 50 or so miles an hour or some hail or lightning and dangerous lightning, most of the scattered stuff would be to the north and west in the yellow but very isolated as we're looking at severe storms for the delaware valley even though there will be some hit or miss during the day. as we take a look at the four day at 4:00 forecast 89 degrees tomorrow gusty with those afternoon and evening storms coming in and again, clouds fighting that sunshine but on sunday and monday, it is hot but it's less humid with temperatures near 90 degrees and we take out the chance for storms and that's the general trend. the fourth of july looking really nice, 89 degrees, dry, no storms and the humidity also coming down. we'll have that seven-day forecast for you coming up in the next half hour. >> all right, sounds good
>> you know what, even the dogs deserve to have a good time at the shore. they paraded through the barks at the beach pet fare this afternoon in margate. the event was filled with entertaining activities from pet portraits to agility courses. it was even a doggie dash with water stops of course along the way. >> cute. an interactive mural is drawing more rave reviews in the kensington section tonight. folks from the mural arts program are debuting this pop-up version of their upcoming lab on east willard street. they showed off pieces from the sample philly project that will be installed at franklin square in two weeks. the interactive sculpture includes songs from the city's rich musical history. >> a delaware woman has a very big birthday coming up and she is deservedly getting a jump start on the party. laura middleton will be 105 years old on the fourth of
july. and she began celebrate dag with a red white and blue bash at wilmington's regency healthcare center. the staff even gave her a proclamation from the mayor of wilmington. the city where she spent most of her life. she was also very active in her church choir and serenaded guests with this song today. we wish laura a very happy birthday from all of us here at "ac at longhorn, tonight's special, grill master favorites. try our new hickory salt-crusted filet, our grilled hawaiian salmon, or our outlaw ribeye. for lunch, try our steakhouse burger, or any steakhouse lunch combo. you can't fake steak.
>> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams on brian taff >> ♪ >> hello again. 4:30 now and "action news" continues the shocking surveillance video from a montgomery county wawa. a man is savagely beaten outside that store as he was pumping gas. we'll show you a sketch of what the suspect looks like. >> it is freebie friday on the fourth of july edition. lots of things going on that the entire family can enjoy free of cost. >> but first here breaking news from new york city today where a gunman opened fire inside a hospital in the bronx. >> and within the past half hour police confirmed that one person has been killed and five and possibly, six other people were shot. also the shooter is now dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound. all this started at 3:00 this afternoon at the bronx lebanon hospital. the gunman walked in and opened fire. >> now, about an hour later we got word that the gunman who was a disgruntled former employee was confirmed dead.
police say he was armed with a rifle. we still don't know what position the gunman held inside that hospital or just who the victims are at this point, if they were individually targeted. we don't know if they were fellow employees or patients. of course we're working to get all this information for you and we'll keep you updated as we learn more about this developing story. now to new information in the battle over bones found in a construction site in olde city. >> the site which dates back to the very beginnings of our nation is obviously rich with history and now archaeologists are hoping to excavate that site to try to learn just who was buried there and when. it is all happening at second and arch streets. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at the scene with more details for us. good evening, vernon. >> reporter: good evening, brian and to you, monica. one of these days the multi story apartment building will be completed here in the olde city at second and arch street but it's not been a smooth path to completion. it's been dragging on for awhile. the scientists want a thoreau look at what remains here. the southeast corner of second
and arch, still one of the most controversial development sites in philadelphia. its history goes back to 1709. it was the first baptist church's cemetery. in 1859, most of the coffins and skeletal remains were moved to a cemetery in cobbs creek. now pnc an apartment developer in town owns the site. back in the wintertime as they were digging, hundreds of coffins and skeletal remains were discovered. back in march, archaeologists were able to get excavation temporarily halted until they could harvest the findings for research. >> by looking at human remains, your body retains an incredible amount of information about what your life was like. a a lot of diseases that we suffer from during our lifetime leaves telltale marks on our bones. the bones preserve information about nutrition and diet and our overall health. >> reporter: sadly this week more coffins and bones were found. experts say some go down as far as 14 feet. and they want excavation again
temporarily halted so they can see how many there are and pull them out for study at rutgers university. >> give archaeologists the time they need to do a proper search to recover the burials that are still here and to determine that there aren't still yet more burials in other parts of the site that maybe we don't know about. >> reporter: the city says it has no jurisdiction to lodge a stop work order here. sources are telling doug mooney the pnc company system willing to hire its own experts to determine what is left here so they can move on with their project. one neighbor with a bird's eye view of the site took these pictures in the wind wintertime but he doesn't want his face shown. >> i'd rather they never build it. i'm glad they're at least doing something. better than just -- throwing them in a dumpster. >> reporter: today we were unable to contact the developers here at second and arch. the person who answered the phone at their office said they took off at midday for the holiday weekend. i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news" in olde city.
>> thank you vernon. we have a big event to tell you about to kick off this fourth of july weekend. drone6 live over kelly drive where the independence day regatta is taking place. >> the road is shut down between strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive and will stay shut down until sunday night at 8 o'clock. the bad news is you can expect delays in that area right throughout the weekend but the good news is that picture from drone6, it is stunning albeit hot afternoon out there. >> let's see if the sunny skies are going to stick around. adam joseph with our first check of that accuweather forecast. >> for the most part. tomorrow is the iffy day we could have a chance for quite a bit of storms in the afternoon and evening but the heat and the humidity, it is back. right now 90 degrees in allentown, philadelphia sitting at 91 degrees, 90 in trenton, a bit better in atlantic city of 86 degrees and the heat index how it feels 95 for allentown, wilmington, philadelphia 94 degrees and in atlantic city despite the air temperatures 86, the heat index is sitting at 90 degrees
and speaking of the shore take a look at sky6 live in cape may right now. you can see it is almost like a washing machine that ocean. you've got the white caps large swells of very strong wind at the shore creating much cooler temperatures down there and i've gotten folks on social media saying can you calm account wind down a little bit. getting wind whipped by some of the sand 28 miles per hour in beach haven 25 atlantic city airport, 23 in cape may and a hot breeze inland, 24 in philadelphia with that heat index again in the mid 90's. we'll take a look at those storms on future tracker for tomorrow and we'll look at sunday, monday and the holiday itself and have that fireworks forecast for you coming up in just a little bit. brian. >> my friend thank you. police in upper merion searching for a man who brutally beat a 52-year-old man pumping his gas at a wawa. this is surveillance video of the crime at the wawa along west dekalb pike in king of prussia. a blue minivan pulls up next to the victim walks up to him
and demands the cell phone. the suspect punches the victim in the face and continues to beat him as it lies on the ground. the victim was able to give police the description of this attacker. he's a white male with a thin build. police say the suspect was riding in a light blue dodge caravan or perhaps a chrysler town and country. if you have any information, you're asked to contact police. >> a woman is recovering after being grazed in the face with a bullet in the city's logan section early this morning. the shooting happened at 2:00 a.m. from the 5100 block of old york road. that victim was that rushed to the hospital in stable condition. so far no arrests and no word on a motive. meantime we have newly released surveillance video of a drive by shooter in south philadelphia. now you can see him here reach out of the window of a white cadillac. he had a gun in his hand. this is back on june 20. he did fire multiple shots as you can see in the 700 block of tasker street and hit a 23-year-old man in the shoulder. there it is from a different angle. the suspect does remain at large tonight. his vehicle, by the way, did
have damage to the front driver's side. those are the arrows showing you where. the cadillac emblem was missing from the front drill. >> 20 federal agents headed to the city of chicago to try to help stem the tide of deadly gun violence. the announcement came hours after president trump tweeted that crime in the city has reached epidemic proportion. the deployment wall organized by the chicago police department months ago as part of a newly formed strike force aimed at cutting the flow of illegal guns to the city. city officials say the new initiative includes a host of agencies. >> the strike force is not a one off, it is not a stand alone project, it is part of a multi-facted ongoing collaborative effort between federal law enforcement agencies, the fbi, atf, homeland security, the marshals office, marshall service that are dedicateding significant personnel, resources, investigative
analysts and other tools to combat violence. >> now, the chicago tribune reports the number of people shot in chicago so far this year stands at at least 1760. that's 14 percent lower from this time last year but homicides are on pace to match last year's record level. the state of oklahoma has become the fourth state to sue drug makers saying that those companies misrepresented the risks of opioids. oklahoma's attorney general filed the substitute today against four pharmaceutical companies including johnson and johnson. mississippi, ohio and missouri are also filing suits. >> it is the beginning of a new career for several dozen students in camden. they graduated today from subaru university's training center. the nonprofit program provides training in automotive technology as well as life skills and vocational training. last year subaru opened its headquarters in camden and promised to bring hundreds of jobs to the city. still to come on "action news" a new warning about this
season's pick the summer's pick season. what experts are now recommended to make sure everybody gets tested for lyme's disease. >> standing room only. one airline says some passengers could stand for their entire flight. not quite the way you might be thinking. we'll tell you my big talkers. >> meteorologist adam joseph returns with that full right now, get any small mcdonald's smoothie, frappé or shake for $2. how do you top a deal like that? ♪
♪ it's not carbonation. those bubbles are celebrating. ♪ right now, get $1 any size soft drink. only at mcdonald's. ♪ >> time for health check of. this summer is expected to be one of the worst tick seasons ever. today the government has a new warning about lyme's disease. the cdc says one test may not be enough if you get a tick bite. current tests are less than 50 percent accurate at detecting lyme's disease in the first three weeks of infection. researchers are now trying to develop a new test that is better at diagnosing that infection in the early stages. >> well, get this. an 11-year-old in the uk has an iq higher than albert einstein and steven hawking.
arnaff sharma is already a prodigy. he won an award for that device when he was nine years old. he recently took a test foramens is a -- for for for me. he says the test was easy. he didn't even study. >> it wasn't that difficult but high to guess a few of the questions. as there wasn't much time. >> now a person who scores 140 on the mensa test is considered a genius. he got 162. hawking is believed to have an iq of 160. that's the same as albert einstein. >> wow. >> wow is right. okay, big talkers here and here's a question for you. would you take a really good deal i mean a super deep discount on a flight and pay significantly less if you had to stand? well, a budget
airline called viva colombia is the late toast mull removing all the seats and making the passengers stand. this airline says it will drive down fares because, of course, they'll be able to squeeze more people onto each flight. so, what on earth would this look like? standing? how? well, back in 2010 budget british airline ryan air drew up some renderings as it considered that standing scenario. they would offer those seats for six bucks but at the time industry officials were still checking into the safety of that configuration. i mean, bye leg room. just yesterday viva colombia's founder and ceo says we're interested in anything that makes travel less expensive and that includes vertical options. next it will be like the bus right. now to the viral goodbye between two cuties that has the internet heart strings #tugged. their matching flannel shirts pretty much make breaking the
internet. haley tweeted these captures my little sister's boyfriend is moving and their goodbyes were the saddest thing ever. they wipe away tears all in matching flannels with a big collective ahh. all over the internet. finally if only life mimicked monopoly we would be living on boardwalk or park place taking. b and o to the community chest. one guy learned the hard way the coveted get out of jail free card doesn't actually get you out of jail. nope. it's go straight to jail for this minnesota man when he tried to use the actual board game piece to get out of getting arrested. well, it didn't work. but it did make for a great viral facebook post. the dakota county sheriff's office says he presented the card when he tried to get out of getting booked on an outstanding warrant. they say he was actually carrying the card in his wallet in case, you know, one
day he was taken into custody. they wrote, we appreciate the humor and, a, for effort. no idea if he like put it back in his wallet and tried to use it again 'cause it says this card may be kept until needed or traded. >> that's right. >> it doesn't really work. >> you can't blame him for trying. >> and the date was 1936 so he might want to catch up with the times. just saying. >> thank tau alicia. time to get another check on the roads tonight. >> gina gannon standing by in the "action news" traffic center. just a very busy travel day. >> it really is. i have travel times for you. if you're going to be traveling out expect really long travel delays. let's talk about what's happening though right now if you're heading out onto the roosevelt boulevard. northbound up and over those twin bridges very heavy. 76 through to broad street but if you're traveling further up ahead into the northeast we have an accident right at harbison avenue in the southbound outer lanes so little bit of an issue if that's where you're heading. i'm want to take you into delaware county. if you're traveling out by the airport maybe you have plans and you're traveling to the airport this afternoon very crowded here on the southbound side.
you're delayed from this point at the airport all all the way t through to the commodore barry bridge and you can see about 34 minutes right now between the vine out to the blue route on that southbound side about 23 minutes out there on the northbound side. but here are your travel times. if you're heading out on the schuylkill not too bad any longer eastbound about 27 minutes. westbound about 38 between the vine and the blue route. if you're heading out on 95 northbound maybe you're trying to make your way into the northeast, it's going to be about 20 minutes from the vine to woodhaven but the blue route southbound extremely heavy, 42 minutes between 76 and 95. so, a lot going on and here's your live shot here, 42 freeway right at creek road if you have plans to travel down to the acx going to be a slight little delay about 12 minutes. brian and monica, back to you. >> thank you, so much gina. it was a baseball home run derby phillies style today. 180 children came to the belmont plateau baseball field to try to swing for the fences. kids from the city's police athletic leagues are all ages and backgrounds they have to hit well of course to move onto the next round six competition. wow he looked like he got one. police were also there to help
give out prizes and of course make sure everybody is having funnily. >> and still ahead here on "action news" today a family friendly freebie friday for the fourth. >> that's a lot of f's. >> alliteration. >> i really could have messed that up. lots to do this weekend at a price that's just right. >> stepping outside sky6 hd looking live at cape may. doesn't at this time look great? meteorologist adam joseph with that exclusive accu
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pennsylvania over to new jersey and another thing you're seeing in this picture is some haze in the sky but also a few puffy cumulus clouds. overall a decent amount of sunshine here as we round out the week. so, as we take a look at the forecast there will be some gusty afternoon and evening thunderstorms tomorrow. that is the most unsettled day for the upcoming holiday weekend. 90's and less humid though come sunday and monday. we take out the chance for those storms and right now the fourth of july looking really nice as well and dry and not oppressively humid as well. in fact speaking of the fourth of july, we got fireworks going off in the studio here as well. here is that forecast. warm but dry here. 9 o'clock 80 degrees with partly cloudy skies and 11 o'clock on the fourth, on next tuesday, your temperature coming in at 76 so really no complaints there when you are talking about fireworks. storm tracker6 live double scan we do have some downpours that have popped in the far northwestern suburbs close to allentown heading towards pen
argyl. couple lightning strikes here in the last 15 minutes, not severe. but some quick moving heavy rain north of allentown and this is the region we expected it to be this afternoon closer to a front that's heading in to new york state as well as new england. the heat index though 95 in trenton, wilmington, 99 in dover, 97 in reading but if you're at the shore, beach haven, right down to cape may, because of that very strong wind coming in off of the water it is only in the 70's at least that's how it feels because of that chilly wind off the water. severe storms heading into new england right now. that front drapes into central parts of pennsylvania. that will continue to slide closer here during the day tomorrow so for tonight, it is warm, it is sticky with that thunderstorm far to the north and west, berks county, lehigh county, maybe northern parts of bucks county possibly, too. 70, 74 degrees for that overnight low. future tracker6 tomorrow morning it is pretty cloudy. again, tomorrow is kind of the downhill kind of day for the upcoming weekend. afternoon we start to see
those thunderstorms popping up to the north and west, push through philadelphia late afternoon during the evening hours. if you're at the shore, they will hit there last tomorrow but again you're going to deal with that very strong wind off the water. that's only 61 chilly degrees, moderate risk for rip currents 80 degrees tomorrow but sunday, monday a much better beach day with temperatures in the low 80's and we'll try to calm those winds down as well. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 89 tomorrow with those gusty afternoon and evening storms firing up at times. and then sunday, monday and tuesday it is pretty hot those days, right around 90 degrees but turning less humid and taking out the chance for storms but then as we get into the middle and the end of next week, very typical of july, upper 80's to near 90 degrees with some of those pop-ups developing especially wednesday into thursday, so overall you take out tomorrow at times in the afternoon and the rest of the weekend that extends into the fourth looking really nice. >> awesome. >> yes.
>> thank you sir. >> thanks adam. >> of course this reminder you can take us with you this holiday weekend. get realtime traffic, view storm tracker6 live radar and much more right there on your phone or tablet any time. the 6abc app a free download for your mobile devices. >> a whole lot to do this fourth of july weekend and lots of it is free. >> we'll have a run dow
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screening of the legendary film. that all gets started at 8 o'clock on sunday. so many museums are waiving admission fees, a lot of local gems are getting in on it. the national constitution center is free through sunday. the second eastern state penitentiary is free tonight if you're looking for something to do and tomorrow the african-american museum in philadelphia is also offering free admission. and we have a few treats for you 'cause you know if you're out and about this holiday weekend, you can grab a free slush at sonic when you download their app. when you download the app at panera bread and sign up for the app there you get a free pastry and of course fireworks happening all throughout our area all throughout this holiday weekend. you can find out about the ones closest to you right now on 6abc.com. it's there for you on the home page. have a great holiday weekend you guys. >> you, too. finally tonight we want to wish a very special birthday to a woman who has lived a
long life very well. alberta parnell celebrated her 100th birthday today at mercy life in west philadelphia surrounded by lots of friends. alberta was born in 1917. stamp was two cents a loaf of bread nine cents. from all of us a at "action news" have a wonderful happy birthday. >> for sharrie williams, some. millimeter alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. >> but first "action news" continues next at 5:00 with developing news of course we're getting a better idea of the man police in chester county are looking for at this hour in connection with that deadly road rage shooting. also developing in new york, chaos had a hospital in the bronx after a man pulled a rifle from underneath his lab coat and opened fire. >> and new at 5:00 on health check the fitness class that is helping people at risk for
malpass. >> ♪ >> developing news. police in chester county are looking for this man in connection with the deadly road rage shooting. officials say he shot an 18-year-old girl in the head before her vehicle crashed into a tree earlier this week. friday night, rick is off, brian taff joins us. the big story on "action news" is that new clue from police as they continue their manhunt for a killer. "action news" reporter john rawlins live at west goshen police with details. john. >> reporter: hi, guys. well, we got an update a short time ago from officials here. they say literally hundreds of tips have come into the police station here not just from just this region but from the entire nation. 20 investigators are now assigned to various aspects of this case. up until now the best identifier had been some blurry pictures of a red pickup truck involved in all of this, a faded red pickup truck. now that sketch which after working with a witness gives us a sense of what the man
inside that pickup truck might look like. does the man in this sketch look familiar? a white male 20 to 30 years old, maybe older, blond or light brown hair. >> it's as close that we can get as of right now. so, there are probably 70 to 80 percent accurate with regard to the composite and this was just completed within the last hour or so. >> reporter: investigators believe he is the driver of the red pickup truck who shot 18-year-old bianca roberson in a road rage incident on wednesday as the vehicles merged in traffic. >> it was basically a -- i'll use the term cat and mouse game between two vehicles. >> reporter: bianca roberson's family is reeling from what has occurred in less than 48 hours. first they thought they lost their 18-year-old daughter in a fatal road accident. then news of the pickup truck and possible road rage. then the news of the gunshot. >> now we have to deal with the fact that our own -- an unknown man for no reason at all shot our