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politics. family members mourn the victims of violence. that is next on "action news." you'll meet with a physician who will discuss treatment options, answer your questions and recommend next steps for your personalized care plan. learn more about cancer treatment centers of america and schedule your appointment at cancercenter.com/appointment ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program, with jim gardner. ♪ >> this is the way it looked tonight on monday night football. the dallas cowboys kneeling as a team before the national anthem at the phoenix stadium and the
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cardinals linking arms as the anthem was sung by jordin sparks. the weekend of nfl protests continues into monday. this tweet from president trump, the tremendous backlash for nfl and its players for disrespect of our country. tonight is latest protest among professional athletes and their response to being ad admonishedy the president of the united states. chris christie is live in center city philadelphia tonight. >> jim, at city tap house fans were not shy about politics in the sports arena. many support free speech but others say this is played out. >> i respect it, but i feel it's the wrong play. >> i would rather my sports not
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be involving politics. >> players and team owners continued to take a knee during monday night football drowning out president trump's remark about s.o.b.s being taken off of the field, a protest started about police brutality against minorities. >> if my team didn't take a knee, i wouldn't individually do it. that flag means different things to different people. >> lebron james said it's not about disrespecting the flag, it's about equality. those that express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized. >> that's a great photo opps, when does it get to be about
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police brutality in hopefully, this will morph into that. if not, it's all publicity. >> i thought it was a solid expression of unity for the team and the nfl. >> do you feel politics has a place in sports? >> not really, but -- it does now. >> that's the question that many people are asking tonight. will a game that usually brings people of all backgrounds together because a source of division because of politics. jim? >> christie, thank you. it seems certain that the latest attempt to repeal obama care has died. susan collins said she would vote against the graham cassidy bill. with collins, rand paul and john
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mccain opposed, that would kill the bill. meanwhile capital police made 180 arrests as they removed protesters, many with physical disabilities and ailments from the hearing. they shouted no cuts to medicaid. save our liberty. >> we have breaking news tonight. 30-year-old greg feldman on the run since friday has been found dead. he shot his former girlfriend's mother in limerick. the 48-year-old is recovering and expected to survive. sources tell "action news" feldman took his life in the parking lot of a wawas in chester county hours after authorities posted a reward for his captivity. >> homicide victims gathered to
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seek justice and peace. annie mccorm is there live. what was it like out there tonight? >> the event on the art museum steps is part of a nationwide event. the one here in philadelphia honored murder victims from across the tristate area. >> my son was killed january 24th, 2016. >> she learned she was not alone when her son was shot to death in philadelphia. she formed the national homicide justice alliance and tonight, people gathered for the national day of remembrance for murder victims. >> i think we suffer, we cry, we fight, we scream and end of the day, we know there is someone else there for us. >> i miss my baby so much. >> dozens from the tristate area clutched signs of their loved
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ones, remembering the fateful date. >> october 3rd, 1991. >> natasha gibson died septembe. >> demore robinson, january 7th, 2006. >> some are angry cases are unsolved. all are looking for unity. >> families of those killed by homicide feel so alone. >> she lost three members of her family to gun violence. victim's advocates and police were invited tonight. the captain of homicide said they are using new tools and trying to close every case. >> we revisit the old cases. sometimes you are waiting for the information to break so you can reopen the case actively.
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>> a reminder to philadelphias, every case can offer a reward up to $20,000 if information leads to an arrest and conviction. annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> back to you. >> violent crime rose for the second straight year across the country while property crimes fell according to an fbi report. shootings and robberies rose from 2015 to 2016 while homicides jumped 9%. experts caution it's too early to call this a trend and despite the uptick, violent crime remains near historic lows. jeff sessions called to turn back the tide of rising crime. barry baker owned up in court today to a sucker punch attack
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on a man with cerebral palsy. he admits hitting michael ryan outside in westchester in may. ryan said he's happy it's all over. baker could be sentenced up to four years. >> fall is off to a warm start. cecily tynan is with us for the first forecast of this unseasonal heat. >> it is unusual. you have to go back to 1970 to have temperatures like this in september. yesterday 92. the record high 95. today, 91-degrees. our high one degree shy of the record of 92. there is a lot of heat across the east coast, really. allentown tieing the record high of 92.
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trenton, 09. wilmingtoning, 91. high temperatures across the eastern half of the country show we are not alone. chicago 92. st. louis 92. a cold front, west of the cold front, omaha, 61. bismarck 64. that front will bring us fall-like weather finally. it didn't arrive until thursday. when it does, it will kick this out to sea. hurricane maria, 300-miles west of cape hatteras. it's not moving out until the end of the week. the next three days, high risk rip currents, stay out of water at the jersey shore. i have more details in the full forecast. jim? >> that's what i was going to talk about, the warm weather drawing people to the shore. authorities warning people about the deadly rip currents. the rough surf claimed three
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lives this weekend. the national weather service says hurricane maria will churn up the wears more as it moves west in the atlantic ocean. be careful. hundreds of vacationers are on a mandatory evacuation with strong winds and storm surge flooding could arrive tomorrow. a humanitarian disaster is unfolding on the u.s. territory of puerto rico. maria killed at least 16 people there. most of the 3.5 million survivors don't have enough food, fuel, fresh water, and electricity. the majority of the island's homes are in tatters. many people don't have a roof over their head. then there is concern over the dam possibly giving way. thousands are being told to evacuate. there are 80,000 people living
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down water. fema's director arrived today amid calls by critics that aid has been slow. >> the investigation continues into the crash of a plane last night. it just missed hitting a home on meade road. part of the roof came to rest on the roof but the rest in the yard. the pilot, 29-year-old phillip beckner of maryland. he is in critical condition. a wilmington principal put on leave last week is back this week. family and staff gathered to rally behind him. the school board placed him on a leave of absence but wouldn't say why. a couple of hours after the rally, word came elle had been reinstated. the school board apologized
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saying disagreements should not have escalated. >> children from the east town education association picketed the school board. they are frustrated by the lack of progress and associations toward arriving at a new contract. still to come, north korea claims the u.s. has claireed war. railroad tracks marked by the opiod epidemic. wendy saltzman follows up on city plans. >> target plans to put more money into the wallets of its own workers. cecily? >> we have the summer heat and humidity on the early days of fall. dewpoints in the 60s. i'm tracking cooler and dryer air in the seven-day forecast.
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>> the top diplomat from north korea said at the u.n. that a tweet from president trump is a declaration of war and gives north korea the right to shoot down american airplanes. trump tweeted that if north korea keeps up provocations, they won't be around much longer. sarah huckabee sanders said, we have not declared war and the suggestion is absurd. >> one of four people shot at a housing complex last night has died. they have identified him as 31-year-old tofik mitchel. another shot at the brandywine townhomes remains hospitalized in critical condition.
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police are asking the public for tips. >> noy to the nationally known open heroin market called the tracks has been cleaned up and shut down. investigator wendy saltzman visited the tracks back in april. now they have taken her back for a first look at the remarkable changes. >> there were piles of filth, needles and all of the tools a druggy needs to get high. >> how do you describe it? >> hell tens time over and worse. >> miles away from the affluent center city, drugs were bought and sold on the american market and some users spent the last moments of their lives. >> people die down there. bodies are there for days.
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all sign of the blighted path have disappeared. >> it's night and day. >> the owner of the property began a massive clean up clearing 2700 the tons of debris including 500,000 used syringes, tires and trees. >> there was lot of dumping and trash, structures people were living. this has been a two year labor of love. >> she took "action news" along for an inside clean up. >> we are in a different neighborhood. >> it's now in plain sight to spot drug activity. >> you couldn't really see back here, so we had to clean it all up, make it less accessible. >> i'm glad there are not people there anymore. police said it's zero troll wrens. >> that includes the recycled
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i-95 project and laying them beneath the bridges. >> my hope is this a first step and we can leverage more change in the neighborhood. >> they agree, the clean up that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars is just the beginning. >> it's not going to solve the problem overnight. it's going to take a village to get this done. >> a small encampment has evolved in an area called the 'em recommenemerald city. >> it was an intervening event that causes them to want to stop using. some will stop using. all of them? not at all. >> those that once walked their kids past drug dealers say it's
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increasing their safety and quality of life. >> now that it's clear, i haven't seen nobody hanging out. >> conrad says the clean up is 95% complete and will wrap up in the next few weeks. for a 360 tour go to our website at "6abc".com. i'm wendy saltzman, channel6 "action news." >> target is giving itsel its lt paid workers a raise. all employees earn at least $11 an hour starting next month in time for the hundred thousand seasonal workers the retailor plans to holidays. by 2020 they say their minimum wage will be $15 an hour. >> a warm fall. not as warm as today. >> gradually stepping down for the next few days. saturday, temperatures dropping below normal. it's a bit of a shock to the
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system. let's go to where the action cam was this evening in rittenhouse square where it's a warm, quiet night. the focus will be on the shore. the ocean will be dangerous. i want to stress this. temperatures are warm. september is a nice time to go to the beach, but you want to be careful. rough surf and rip currents for the next few days. life guards say get up to your ankles and that's it. maria is headed out to sea. for the next few days, you have to be careful. temperaturewise, feels like summer, philadelphia 72. trenton 70. allentown, 74. cape may 68 and reading 74. satellite and radar showing we have an atmospheric traffic jam right now. we have maria slowly drifting
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north off the cape hatteras coast. we have a cold front across the plains. it's not advancing eastward quickly. we have to wait for the front to move through, bring us cooler air and kick maria out to sea. tomorrow, temperatures fall south of 90-degrees. 84 by 2:00, 86 and feeling upper 80s with humidity levels. wednesday, we pum bump it up to 88-degrees. the cold front sweeps through, kicks maria out to sea and opens the door for cool canadian high pressure. friday feels like fall. saturday, fall chill. we keep the cool weather as we head through the weekend into early next week. people that don't like the heat and humidity, things are changing.
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the forecast, tomorrow, warm and muggy, a mix of clouds and sunshine, high of 86. wednesday, summer's last gasp, high of 88-degrees. humid. then thursday, you feel the difference in the air mass, breezy, could be morning showers. humidity drops through the day. the high 82. friday, cooler and a high of 75-degrees. should be a dry start to the weekend. saturday, possibly of a shower as a piece of energy moves through, high dropping to 69-degrees. that's the overnight low tonight. monday feeling like fall with a high of 73. if you like that summer-like warmth, we have two more days and temperatures trend to fall like levels. thank you, cecily. >> a pair of teenagers were honored for their attempt at saving another man's life.
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is in trouble. >> could be -- could not be. a great win, a great loss. eagle darren sproles tore his acl and broke a bone in the forearm. both injuries require surgery. the 34-year-old made it as a punt returner. he hinted he may come back next season. we have to wait to see. doug pederson concedes the birds will lose a lot with sproles out. >> he's a great man and great leader, well liked on the team and community. he's a lot of energy. that's hard to replace. guys have to rally and pick up that spot. it's unfortunate that injury has to happen. sometimes it happens to great people and great men. it's just the unfortunate side of the business. >> to baseball, final home stand
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for the phillies. one win ensures they won't have a 100 loss season. aaron nolan strikes out nine batters. michael taylor second inning, two run homer. those are the only homers they allow in six innings. >> sixth inning, has barerra, solo homer, 14th of the year. not enough. phillies lose, 3-1. >> bats have gone silent a few days now. not much to talk about. he hit the home run getting behind 0-2 which surprised everybody. it was a big hit at the time. we couldn't get anything going. >> flyers tangle with the rangers. sixers, see big thing in the future. >>
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after 8 years of chris christie, is kim guadagno the change new jersey really needs? guadagno is christie's hand-picked successor. says she's "proud to be part of the christie administration." guadagno was chris christie's right hand as our schools came under attack, critical services were underfunded, and our credit rating was downgraded...11 times. from the bridge to the beach, we've seen it all, and we've had enough. kim guadagno isn't the change we need.
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kim guadagno isn't sixer training camp begins tomorrow. there hasn't been this much excitement surrounding the team in a number of years. >> rock beats scissors. go with rock. there you go. embid is not clear for five on five play but hopes to be ready for the season opener three weeks away. >> played 82 games. i don't think i'll play 82 games. that's not happening. hopefully, i do that.
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hopefully, we'll go away too. >> i know how great i can be. it will take a lot of work, a lot of time. i'll fail and succeed. i'm looking forward to it. flyers and rangers in preseason play. travis with one goal on the night. met with another. 2-1 flyers. rangers score the next two, second in overtime from ryan mcdone na. same two teams tomorrow night at the wells fargo center. season opener a week from wednesday. >> thank you, ducis. "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." music from grizzly bear. these guys have to grow up. "action news" continues at 4:30. for "action news," i'm jim gardner. goodnight.
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