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pulled into a storage place with an empty load. then pulled out with an entire trailer. how many units police say they hit. >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 5:00. >> and first at 5:00 breaking news in upper darby. firefighters have been battling... >> fire started just about an hour ago on the 400 block of croydon road. >> nobody is hurt in this three alarm fire. however, we do know that two homes were completely destroyed. two other row houses seriously damaged. the red cross is helping those who need it and we also understand that firefighters actually had to be pulled back from the scene because of the extraordinarily high temperatures of the fire. we have a fox 29 crew at the scene as we get any additional information we will of course bring it to you. philadelphia business trip turns into a hollywood mystery. a popular nightclub owner and the boyfriend of a glee star is
found dead inside a local hotel room and now police want to know what he was doing the night before he died. fox 29's dave schratwieser has been following this story all day for us. he joins us live now outside hotel monaco in old city. dave? >> reporter: iain, police tell me tonight that the autopsy did not establish a cause of death on la nightclub owner matt benedict in fact there was no trauma to the body and an additional tests will be necessary to determine the cause of death. >> police say it was just afternoon on thursday when someone from house keeping had the hotel monaco enter the the room of 31 year old matt benedict. >> he was in the bed not responding. at that point rescue was called. >> reporter: medic made several attempt to revive the boyfriend of becca tobin, glee star, but were unsuccessful. she was not at the hoe at the time. his body was taken to the medical examiner' office in university city for an autopsy.
>> central detectives are investigating it as a sudden death which we do with all sudden death situations or incidents. at this point they have to wait on the medical examiner's report to return. >> reporter: benedict ran nightclubs across the country including the dba nightclub and popular av nightclub in los angeles. report thedly in philadelphia scouting outer possible new business venture. investigators are looking at the hours leading up to his death. >> where he was located. any people that may have been with him. those type of things in term what may have led to his death report roar sources tell fox 29 the autopsy room at the me's office was close to non search personnel including detectives. anyone enters the autopsy room area was required to turn over their cell phones. >> any time we have a situation like this regarding in terms of how the information because after all that's somebody's family member. that's something we want to be conscience of. no drugs, alcohol or drug paraphernalia were found in his room. >> it could be a medical situation. it could be some other situation
involved, but that's all part of the investigation. nothing suspicious at this point. no foul play at this point. >> reporter: now, late this afternoon, philadelphia police were obtaining a search warrant for surveillance video here at the hotel and for benedict's phone records and his credit card records so they can establish where and who he was with in the hours leading up to his death. we'll have much more on that coming up at 6:00 o'clock. iain, hotel monaco fully cooperative with this investigation. all right, dave, thank you. see you again at 6:00. >> developing now in philadelphia's fair hill neighborhood, the search for the suspect wanted in a deadly double shooting. a man is dead and another is in the hospital. police arrived to the 2900 block of north waterloo street just after midnight. the two victims were found shot several times. both were taken to the hospital. the surviving man is in critical condition. authorities hope that surveillance cameras help fine the shooter. no word yet on a motive or any suspects. >> to our weather authority now. let's pop the top and take a look outside. live look at atlantic city.
ooh, that's looking nice beach time right there. right? and hopefully for the rest of the weekend as well. chief meteorologist scott williams. had you is it looking? many improved especially down the shore, lucy. >> it was nasty yesterday. we had the flash flood wat watch. some locations saw about a half a foot of rainfall yesterday down the shore. drier conditions, clear conditions area wide so looking pretty good down the shore this friday evening, and what about eating outdoors in old city? you can see right now, folks are out and about. 86 degrees and look at the the humidity. pretty comfortable right now. only at 35%. so that drier air that we talked about yesterday has begun to really move into our area. ultimate doppler it's pretty quiet. but we'll have to zoom in a little closer here in sections of, say, millville, moving just to the south of you around laurel lake area. a pop-up shower. it's a loan shower right now in around the millville area and points south. but most of us are dry and pretty comfortable considering that we could be in the 90s this
time of year. right now we're looking at 74 degrees in the pocono mountains. we have 81 in pottstown as well as atlantic city. let's talk about the dew point temperature. any time above 60 it starts to feel a little sticky. but look at philadelphia. in the mid 50s right now we're looking at mid 50s in the pocono mountains upper 50s in lancast lancaster. some of that drier air will continue to move in behind the cold front that's pushing the humidity as well as the unsett unsettled weather well to our south. so starting off, pretty nice as we move into the evening. by 7:00 o'clock, low 80s. a pair of sevens at 9:00. 73 degrees by 11:00 o'clock tonight. coming up i'll have that complete weekend forecast for down the shore, the pocono mountains and also talk about a pattern change as we move into the seven day forecast coming up. >> back to you. >> all right. scott. >> ♪ >> this was the scene about an hour ago along the southbound lanes of route 206 in southampton township.
if you've got to head out this you may want to give yourself extra time. police shut down the southbound lanes so there may be some delays in the area. we do know some people were taken to the hospital, however there's no word yet on the extent of any injuries or what caused the crash. >> philadelphia police believe surveillance video captured the two men wanted for shooting a deliveryman in north philadelphia. they say one was driving a ford tears will the another a ford mini van it happened yesterday morning on the 2300 block of ridge avenue. the victim says the two men wanted keys to his van. he told them where those keys were. then he says, they shot him in his hand anyhow. they took off without taking anything from him and tonight he is in stable condition in the hospital. in world news tonight, the violence in the middle east the israeli government is refuse to go pull back its offensive in the gaza strip as the country trades rocket fire with palestinians. prime minister benjamin netanyahou says the country's forces will continue to strike hamas targets until rocket fire from the gaza stops once and for
all. meantime, hamas spokesman sent a chilling message to palestinians encouraging people in gaza to act as human shields. >> the policy of people with their bare chest and order to do protect their homes has proven effective against the occupati occupation. >> no international pressure will prevent us acting with all our force against terror organization that is calling for our destruction. israeli officia officials sr forces struck more than 1,000 targets in gaza since the operation began. the palestinian death toll is now more than 100 people. >> delaware elder battled chief medical officer is out of a job. he was removed from his position on the fourth of july when a new state law eliminated his office. officials say he was doing private work on state time. he has been the main focus of a criminal probe involving the misuse of state funds. >> could lebron james return to cleveland be as big as his announcement to leave town? the
nba star posting a photo on his instagram account that already has hundreds of thousands of likes. tom srendenschek is here now a lot of angry fans when he left, shredder. seemed like they're ready to kiss and make up. >> yeah, iain, the city of cleveland got a great big smooch today. four years ago, hebron james made the decision to leave home and take his talents to miami but now who says you can't go home because lebron james is indeed heading back, are you ready to the cavaliers. there wasn't a flash on his announcement. no sizzle. no nashly televised announcement on espn just an essay to sports illustrated.com saying "i'm coming home. sure the money is pretty good, four years, $88 million but he also told my relationship with northeast ohio is bigger than basketball. i didn't realize that four years ago. but i do now. ahead in sports rye lebron james really made this decision and how it's playing right now in cleveland. guys? >> all right. shred, thanks. >> you got it. >> punishment this teen will never forget. his mother made him stand out on
the street holding this huge sign for everyone to see. so what did he do? he took a joy ride but, get this, he wasn't the one behind the wheel. >> and this mother of three stands accused of scamming people out of thousands of dollars. how she did it will probably have you shaking your head. >> it's a site no one wants in their neighborhood. a vacant lot filled with trash and overgrown weeds. it's been a problem for years. so who is going to clean it up? we put our bruce gordon on the case. scott? >> coming up your weather authority is monitoring your weekend forecast. the complete details and plus we'll talk about a pattern change ahead
if he were a lobbyist... if they were
political contributors... maybe tom corbett would listen to them, instead of cutting funding for their schools. oil and gas companies gave corbett 1.7 million dollars in political contributions. and he gave them a sweetheart deal on taxes that's costing pennsylvania billions. corbett's mismanagement has caused a huge budget deficit. and his painful education cuts are forcing teacher layoffs and increasing class sizes. now corbett wants to give the oil and gas industry even more handouts. and what's he getting from them? corbett's keeping that secret. so pennsylvanians are challenging tom corbett to come clean. release the records of your meetings with donors... that you've been hiding. disclose all the contributions, letters and emails from oil and gas lobbyists who influence you. we've got a right to know who tom corbett's listening to.
because it sure isn't us. >> one person injured
in an explosion at a gloucester county chemical plant. this happened early this morning at johnson mathy on the 2,000 block of knoll tee drive in west deptford. officials say they're not sure what caused the blast. an investigation is underway. >> overgrown weeds and grass, garbage and wild animals all from a single veigh captain lot bringing down a neighborhood in philadelphia's frankford section tonight. what is worse with this it's been a problem for years. fox 29's bruce gordon is live in the newsroom and, bruce, you see stuff like this all over the city. >> reporter: lucy, sadly, i d do. otherwise decent neighborhood relatively clean, well maintain torn apart by a mess in their midst. the sound of children's laughter near a cooling mist from an open fire hydrant. summertime and life is good near
fulcroft and hawthorn in frankford with one glaring exception. >> how long has this lot been a problem? >> um, like in the winter it's fine but then in the summer it's overgrown again. >> reporter: when the grass grows -- >> exactly. >> reporter: she's talking about the vacant lot that scars the 1700 block of folk rod. it is an on going headache for neighbors like ida daniels. >> it's a dumping ground. and rodents. especially raccoons. we see them and possums just going in. they live in there. >> it makes our properties look terrible. >> reporter: bring the neighborhood down. >> very much so. >> reporter: the entire sidewalk has been swallowed he here. swallowed. swallowed. it looks like it is swallowed by weeds. report ida haass husband robert his cousin build this 8-foot privacy fence to hide the mess. the weeds topped the fence much neighbors complained about the property own are in to the city, but --
>> nothing changes. i just talked to somebody from l and i the other day. and they told me they're on them and they let him know. you got to get this done. come on, man. >> reporter: in fact records show the city has cited the owner repeatedly for failing to maintain the lot. in each case, we're told, once he's cited he cleans up the mess. only to let it fall back into disrepair. >> you grew up in this neighborhood yes, sir. >> reporter: when you look at that what goes through your mind? why? why did he acquire it? why won't he take care of? >> reporter: we are not naming the owner of that vacant lot because we were not able to talk to him to get his side of the story. i did leave a business card at his home which by the way was well maintained, the lawn had been mowed and reached out to the city's vacant lot office. they promised to have an inspector at that vacant lot on folk rod on monday barring a weekend cleanup he will certainly be cited for the mess again. iain? >> all right, bruce. thank you. a chester county town manager under arrest accused of
misusing township funds. prosecutors say ronald rambo the township manager of the west brandywine used his position to steal money by submitting fake receipts for reimbursement. rambo has been the township manager for more than 20 years. >> police are trying to figure out who beat a man to death right outside of his home in the city's fair hill neighborhood. a witness called 911 saying a person with a gun was on the 2800 block of north fair hill street just past 11:00 last night. when officers arrived, they found 53 year old miguel aguilar with severe head injuries. he died at temple hospital. witnesses told police they saw a man running down the street with something that appeared to be me metal like a tire iron. two people are recovering tonight after being shot at an apartment building in winslow township, new jersey. the first victim was found inside an apartment at the regency house complex on new brooklyn erial road at 2:00 a.m. police found the second person while they secured the area to vest the first shooting.
in burlington cinnaminson actually in burlington county, cinnaminson police have a scam warning. they say people are calling other people and asking for money to help bail a grandchild out of jail overseas. the scammers asked one person to wire $1,800 to the dominican republic. police say if you receive a call like that, you need to report it right away. investigators are right now tracking several complaints. new jersey hero is given a top honor by the state. edward martin know of cherry hill was given a camden county service matt m medal and the state combat medal for serving our country among other things. the ceremony happening at the dodge showroom on route 70 west. he was a member of the 309th combat engineers surviving the battle of the bulge. considered the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the united states during world war ii. >> on behalf of the camden county freeholde freeholders ane camden county prosecutor... sir,
thank you for your commitment to excellence. the greatest generation. thanks again. >> martino served from 1943 to 1945. he was injured with shrapnel during the war. we're toll he's been given purple heart for his heroism. >> back to your weather authority now. live look right now at family fun park in the poconos. great day to bring the family outside and here's hoping the weekend will be just as nice. chief meteorologist scott williams. how is it shaping up? lucy, i think most of the weekend is going to be pretty nice for going outdoors. one day we'll have lower humidity than the other. we'll talk about that coming up. but right now, beautiful conditions on this friday afternoon and evening. 86 degrees. currently in philadelphia. humidity comfortable as well. only at 35%. those winds out of the northeast right now at 5 miles per hour. as we look at ultimate doppler it's pretty quiet and dry for most areas. one loan pop-up shower in
sections of cumberland county. we'll zoom in closer and you can see a pretty good downpour right now south of millville moving toward laurel lake. it will just likely rain itself out over the next 30 minutes or so. so what about the weekend? here's a look at saturday across the area. if you're in center city, it's going to be dry. humidity is going to be pretty tolerable. 87 degrees for the high temperature tomorrow. in the pocono mountains it's going to be warm. beautiful, the high temperature of 80. and what about down the shore? we're looking at sun and clouds, don't forget that sunscreen area wide. we're looking at temperatures down the shore 79 degrees for tomorrow. let's quickly talk about an earthquake that happened earlier this afternoon. all the way toward japan. you can see it struck at approximately 3:22 this afternoon our time. a 6.8 magnitude. it did prompt a tsunami advisory for northern sections of japan northern north.
tokyo area there would be a water rise of about three to 4 feet out of that particular earthquake. coming up we'll have that entire weekend forecast. what to expect down the shore. the pocono mountains for both saturday and sunday. and also we'll talk about a big pattern change that will be taking place as we move into next week. we're taking about drastic conditions for the month of ju july. a big ridge will form out west. we're looking at a trough developing in our area and temperatures are going to be way below where they should be for this time of year. details on that you don't want to miss with the seven day coming up. >> all right. talk to you then scott. >> breaking news tonight. rapper meek mills behind bars. mill you can see him here at the scene of last weekend's deadly fire in southwest philadelphia. will spend three to six months behind bars after violating his probation. he is in custody right now. prosecutors say they were concerned about a number of recent incidents with mill including posting a photo of himself with a gun. a crowded courtroom was not expecting this. a man accused of murdering his
the victims in a deadly fire in massachusetts was from philadelphia. ellen, was one of seven people who died in thursday's apartment fire. three other adults and three children were killed. investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the flames and they're investigating reports that fireworks were stored in one of the apartments the. >> the man accused of killing six of his family members in texas collapses in court. medics had to wheel ron lee haskill out of the courtroom aft judge began reading the murder charges against him. prosecutors say haskill killed his ex-wife's sister and brother-in-law as well as four of their children. the couple's 15 year old daughter survived by playing dead after prosecutors say haskill shot her in the head. she somehow managed to call 911. haskill's attorney says his client is mentally ill. one year after his acquittal in the murder of an unarmed teen george zimmerman is broke in and homeless. details just revealed in court documents during divorce proceedings with his wife.
bank records show he has only $650 and he's more than $2 million in debt. relatives say he sleeps at the homes of various friends. prosecutors in florida charged sim mr. man in the murder of trayvon martin in 2012. >> sometimes first isn't a good thing. a man first in line to buy marijuana legally in washington state is now without a job. mike boyer stood in line for 20 hours to make his purchase in spokane he now holds the distinction of being first to get in the store and buy a gram of marijuana. but his high quickly faded. minutes getting home he got a call from his job asking him to take a drug test. >> came back here and we start smoking and right as we started i got the tech message from my employer saying got to come down and take a ua. >> both the boyers employers dispute his claims. one says it never asked him to take a drug test. the other says they do not fire employees for buying legal marijuana. >> a woman in indiana is behind
bars accused of faking a brain tumor to scam money out of people. 27 year old tara applegate faces theft charges. police say she held fundraisers and made people think they were all helping with her medical costs. the scam came to light in june. since people police say more people who gave her money continue to come forward. >> we had several calls and complaints come in. at this point we evaluated all of those cases. there's a few twinkling. some of the new complaints are from nearby counties. she had her family and three young children believing she was dying. officials say she has no medical issues whatsoever. >> all right. are you feeling a little unattractive? what men are -- what it may have to do with had you you're actually look. >> maybe your still too young still. what about that? the age most americans feel they look their best. >> and it is a punishment this teen will never forget much his mother made him stand out on the
street holding a huge sign for everyone to see and read. what did he do? let's just say it involved a car that wasn't his. plus there's a new way for kids to play football and, parents, you might like this it's called heads up football. how it work still ahead. if he were a lobbyist... if they were political contributors... maybe tom corbett would listen to them, instead of cutting funding for their schools. oil and gas companies gave corbett 1.7 million dollars in political contributions. and he gave them a sweetheart
deal on taxes that's costing pennsylvania billions. corbett's mismanagement has caused a huge budget deficit. and his painful education cuts are forcing teacher layoffs and increasing class sizes. now corbett wants to give the oil and gas industry even more handouts. and what's he getting from them? corbett's keeping that secret. so pennsylvanians are challenging tom corbett to come clean. release the records of your meetings with donors... that you've been hiding. disclose all the contributions, letters and emails from oil and gas lobbyists who influence you. we've got a right to know who tom corbett's listening to. because it sure isn't us.
♪ >> man is found guilty in connection with the stabbing of two children back in 2012. killing one. prosecutors argued that rivera assault add 12 year old girl then killed her six year old brother when he tried to protect her. that girl took the stand as witness. rivera admitted he was high at the time of the stabbing. he will now be sentence in october. >> major child porn sweep throughout pennsylvania leads to eight arrests. attorney general kathleen kane announced those arrests today. she says they're part of on-going evident to target the online sharing downloading and distribution of child pornography. authorities rounded up suspects from across several counties in pennsylvania. a teenager accused in the mass stabbing at his pittsburgh area high school may have a hem evaluation now. the westmoreland county da court permission to hire a doctor to take a look at the mental condition of 16 year old alex hriba. the teen's defense attorney says the boy needs psychiatric care and wants him moved to mental
health facility. a judge still has to rule on that motion. prosecutors have charged hriba with stabbing 20 students and a security guard. >> fox 29 working to get results for neighbors in rhawnhurst with a troublesome tree. our recent storms brought down hundreds of street trees across philadelphia. july 3rd and some are still causing problems. this huge limb came down across palmetto street near rhawn last thursday and blocks the and tire street. forcing neighborhood residents to detour around it. folks who are told our bruce gordon they're getting tired of waiting for a city crew to come out and clear away the mess. >> it's a hassle. you go got to go all the way around the kids can't come out and play because you're worried about getting hurt. the city has been called. >> they've been called numerous times, yup. >> reporter: you're on the list i guess? >> yup. they said when they get here they get here basically. waiting game. >> bruce called the city. they tell him the tree on palmetto is on their list for
removal but because it's possible for traffic to enter and exit the neighborhood, on other streets, it's not as high a priority as some other downed trees but better news on some other tree trouble we told you about yesterday. remember this street tree out in front this come couple's home on 1700 block of arnold street. in such poor shape the city promised to move it back in october of 2012. the july 3rd storms knocked it on to their house and the city would not commit to removing it any time soon. our bruce gordon got involved and presto city crews came out bright and early this morning to remove the tree and cart away the mess. does not appear the fennels house was badly damaged. of course fox 29 would like to help you get some results. if you have an issue just visit our website myfoxphilly.com and click on the get results tab. >> what do you think? could football soon be a thing of the past? national poll finds 40 parents do not want their children to play the grid iron game. injuries especially concussions
are major concern. so there's a new style of play gaining popularity. here's fox's matt garr i don't know. >> reporter: these young players are getting a head start on the football season. >> good job. >> reporter: learning new style of play. >> good. >> reporter: program to keep them healthy on the field. >> we want to stay in that break down position. >> safety is very important to me. >> reporter: angela miller sign her seven year old son derek up for the camp. he wants him to loan the fundamentals from two retired nf11 coaches. >> these guys have taken the time to come out to teach them the proper way to make contact. >> you duck your head. >> reporter: camp is teaching heads up football technique gaining popularity around the country. >> good. keep your foot moving after you hit the bag though. >> reporter: players learn to hit with their chest first. their head to the side. it's meant to prevent injuries especially concussions. >> it is all designed to teach
people how to play a safer brand of football without changing the essence of the game. >> reporter: bill is running the camp. he spent five decades coaching at the college and pro level retiring two years as the offensive coordinator for the kansas city chiefs. heads up movement is important for the game. >> it has to evolvement i think that evolution is taking place, and i think it can be everything it has been, all right, but i think there's a safer way to play it. >> reporter: the organization usa football runs the heads up program. it's supported by the nfl. they're offering resources for coaches and parents teaching them about recognizing and avoiding injuries. propertily fitting equipment and hydrating and avoi avoiding heat stroke. when it come down to the xs and os it's a full contact game with blocking and tackling. >> what we are trying to do is have a safer way to block and tackle. educate people that their head is not a contact point. the helmet is not a weapon. >> it's not the answer much it's just a tool. so one tool in the tool box to
help decrease the injuries we're seeing with these kids. >> the director of trauma services says part of the problem with concussions football's obsession with the big hits. >> you have to recognize what the problem is. and the problem isn't this is football it's the way it's being played and the fact in the past we've ignored some degree or not understood really what long-term complications of these injuries are. >> what's the biggest thing in blocking keep your what -- >> head up. >> keep your what. head up. >> keep your what. heads up. >> at camp coaches drill the message and techniques over and over again. coach mirror's daughter organized the camp. it grandson will start contact football this fall. after 47 years of coaching he wants the next generation to play the game, too. >> i've over and over and over again seen the benefits of the game and i look at my grandson and i want the game to be there as i know it for him. all right. so he has the same opportunities that i have had and hopefully for his son.
>> reporter: in memphis, matt garon fox news. >> 911 operator gets the scare the her life while she's work. >> the emergency she took about an emergency at her own home. >> day on the water ends like this. flames destroy a boat. what the people on board did when the fire broke out. scott? >> and heat and humidity this week, but next week we could be talking about fall like temperatures. details next.
♪ >> happy birthday to the rubik' queue cube. famous toy is turning 40 and to commemorate the anniversary a giant replica toured the hudson river today. liberty science center in jersey city has an exhibition planned for this weekend celebrating the iconic toy and its creator. >> i just could never do that. i don't know about you iain. i can never do that. in your health news, we're talking about the golden years. new gallop survey says americans tend to feel the best about their physical appearance when they hit retirement age. love this. the survey shows at that age people believe there's a shift
in beauty standards which may bring a renewed sense of self-esteem. confidence and attractiveness actually sinks among 35 to 64 year olds. >> one day learning another language could be as easy as popping pill. what? that is the prediction of an mism t media lab founder. during a pod cast he said he believed that we're going to ingest information as in eat it. the pill would follow the bloodstream to the brain where peaces of information would be deposited in all right lace placplaces.the idea seems farfe. it could come true in 30 years. >> emergency dispatcher in california is put to the test as she fields a 911 call from her own home. the woman says she got the call that a one year old was choking, turn out the child was her son. and the person calling was the boy's father. listen to the sense of fear in her voice as she calls for help.
>> can you respond to my child choking medical en route. >> the boy's father was able to dislodge the war washer the boy swallowed and he's doing fine right now. >> a teenager punish for something he did wrong, doesn't get his phone taken away, he's not grounded for a mom. his p.m. takes her son's punish many to the streets. >> also ahead one man's trash is another man's treasure. one family fed up with all the litter in their neighborhood are cleaning up the streets and turning that treasure into something unique. >> how about this for unique news, iain. decision part two but this time he pulls reverse and he decides to come home. more on lebron james' decision and changes for the phillies at the top of their lineup. that's a
>> fire and rescue crews work to put out a fire on a boat off watson island in florida. it broke out this afternoon. two people on board reportedly jumped into the water. no word on their condition or what may have caused the fire. >> a florida mother towns public humiliation to teach her son lesson. this 15 year old alejandro had to stand at a busy north miami intersection holding a big old sign. there it is. kind of spells out everything that he did. because his mother says he took his step dad's car on joy ride sneaking it out his with 1684 old cousin who drove. while he held his sign, plenty of people passing by had whole lot to say.
>> you can't be doing that. you got to act right, man. >> cars kill people. come on now. you get killed any day out here driving car. >> it takes a split second for someone to kill somebody in car. split second. you know who they coming after, not the fool you length the car to. they coming after your parents. >> the police officer gave limb a warning if he continues to behave like this he'll be wearing handcuffs instead of a sign. it's kind of nice though iain because this is a whole it takes a village thing. you got everybody going dude, don't do that again. you tired of trash litters the community? one chicago man turns it into cherish treasure. check this out. adrian keys collects bottles and turns them into decorative lava statue his daughter april spared him to do it. they were tired of seeing litter in their community. keys founded the group citizens cleaning urban places and now they repurpose the glass bottles and sell them to buy supplies.
>> the children something to do. this is my community. this is where i live. i shouldn't have to see these bottles. >> keys says he has repurposed more than 1500 bottles. >> it is out with the old and in with the new here at fox 29. >> that's right. starting monday "good day philadelphia" will broadcast from this study yo. instead of their street level studio at the corner of fourth and mark because they're building whole new set this morning mike jerrick ended good day with a bang. >> you have no idea what my morning was like. how did i end up this way? you're in charge of demolition, right? >> that's right. now, i have my dynamite, my sticks of dynamite here. >> oh, good. >> don't get a tight shot. we'll blow up the studio. >> i'll place this dynamite. we'll below this sucker up by 10:00 o'clock this morning. >> it is what it is. >> i'll have to light that sucker. we'll get to this in just little
bit. >> tom, get out of there. because we'll blow up this room, too. >> hard hat. >> take it for kacie and sue, please. >> okay. >> these monitors are going to go. >> owe! >> owe! >> owe! >> owe!! >> you got your vests and hard hats ready to go later. yeah, right here. >> i even got a professional dynamite blower upper thing. >> that's from the mine. >> wiley coyote used. >> are you ready? >> here we go. ahh! ♪ ♪
>> mike! >> oh, my gosh! >> are you okay? >> i pulled my back. >> we need a stretcher out here. >> all right. >> oh, no. >> we need to rethink that if we ever do that again. (laughter). >> everyone is okay. >> yes, yes, nobody was hurt that the in the filming of that. >> you were busy guy today too scott. >> that's right. i had the opportunity to head over to city hall this afternoon and talk to group with the fourth annual youth career day held by able body christian men. thanks so much to jackie and joe net at a for having me over. a bright group of kids. they're going a career
exploration i showed them behind the scenes of fox 29 and talked a little bit about careers in meteorology as well assigns. so good luck to those kids. thanks again for having me over today. let's talk a little bit about the weather. temperatures right now 86 degrees. it's comfortable. the humidity is low. 35% is the relative humidity and those winds are out of the northeast at 5 miles per hour. so that drier air that we talk about yesterday it's finally moving in just in time for the upcoming weekend. ultimate doppler it's wit pretty quiet. there's one pop up shower right now. you have to really zoom in to see it. you can see it in sections of cumberland county right now. south of the millville area. south of laurel lake. not doing a whole lot. it's just going to rain itself out over the next half hour or so. setting us up really for pretty nice and comfortable weekend. 70 degrees the low this morning. 89 degrees was the high temperature this afternoon but it was more of a dry heat. it really didn't feel that oppressive. the record high for today's date
100 degrees set back in 1988. so looking at those temperatures right now, we have 76 degrees in the millville area. 86 for your wilmington. low 80s right now in allentown and 74 degrees currently in the pocono mountains. so i think whether you're down the shore, the pocono mountains still looking pretty good as we move your friday night as well as most of the weekend. relative humidity as we gauge looking at the dew point temperatures, you can see they're in the mid 50s for philadelphia as well as trenton. mid 50s in the pocono mountains. dew point basically just a measure of moisture in the atmosphere. think time it's above 60 it starts to feel sticky. so that drier air is going to slowly but surely move down into south jersey as well as delaware for tonight and the first half of the weekend at least. the frontal boundary that brought us all the heavy rain yesterday with flash flood watch it's finally moving away. moving in we're looking at drier air. those winds come inning out of the north so that will lower
those dew point temperatures and make the humidity feel more comfortable. so saturday morning, walking the dog, garage sales, looking good. a lot of sunshine across our area. no weather worries for saturday. saturday night, it's quiet, it's dry. now sunday we're looking a little bit at some of the cloud cover moving in. it's going to be little bit of a transition day. the humidity increases sunday as well. and then by sunday evening, there could be a few pockets of showers mainly north and west of the city but let's talk about next week. we're talking about some cooler air. it's going to be coming down from canada. you probably heard folks talking about a polar vortex. well, really not so much. we're looking at some cooler conditions coming our way as a result of a trough but out ahead of it, we could set the stage for some thunderstorm activity as we move into monday and tuesday before that cooler air arrives. so the poconos looking pretty good. sunday there could be a pop up shower late in the day. down the shore fantastic weather for your saturday as well as
sunday. 60 in the suburbs night. 67 degrees in the city. and then moving ahead to tomorrow, 87 going to feel comfortable with that low humidity. but the humidity increases for sunday and, yes, i have to put it in there a pop-up shower mainly sunday evening. better chances monday and tuesday and then look at the high temperature on wednesday. only 80. many locations likely 70s. >> only 80. say polar vortec again. it makes me laugh. polar vortec. >> do you see me laughing. it's still warm. iain, it's good. >> cuts into golf weather. it's too chilly for you to golf. >> a little bit chilly. >> it is. >> see. polar vortec. you'll put on the parka. be ready for the snowstorms. >> you know what, lebron james, he likes that weather. >> for four years $88 million and he made the rye decision, guys. the prodigal son is coming home. lebron james didn't make a flash
announcement this time like he did four years ago when he the left cavaliers to play with the miami heat. he simply tolls sports illustrated.com quote i'm coming home. if four years with the heat he won two titles, lost in the nba finals twice. but this year the heat were over matched big type in the finals with san antonio and it was becoming evident to many it was time to break up the band. four years and $88 million he goes back home in a slam dunk pr move and joins a cavaliers team that already has young stars like khiry ervinging anthony bennett and andrew wig begin. remember him sixers fans? the picture gets clearer. a piece of that could get moved to add another super star like how about minnesota's kevin love. lebron has two titles and some guy name michael jordon won six of them. don't think that didn't feel fuel this fire. lebron told sports illustrated my relationship with northeast ohio is bigger than basketball.
i didn't realize that four yours ago. i do now. >> how is this playing out in cleveland. here's how it sounded espn radio in cleveland at 12:30 this afternoon. >> he's coming back! ♪ >> yes! >> yes! yes! this isn't real. i don't believe it. i seriously don't believe this right now. actually, lebron wrote it. okay. it's not written by lee jenkins as told to lee jenkins. okay? >> oh, my god. he's coming home. >> lucy and iain are singing during the break here. cleveland is ripping off philadelphia on this guys. we got to bring it back to reality because you knew it wouldn't play well in miami. the heat has lebro will he's fae covered over. cleveland kind of remembers that pain of affection. don't they. one other quick note as we take look at the face houston is
reportedly traded jeremy lin to the los angeles lakers. phillies home for the final weekend before the all star break starting series with the national tonight. now, go figure this phillies team out if you can. they lose 13 out of 16. then they take four games from the team with the best record in baseball milwaukee brewers and that was in milwaukee. and changes at the top of the lineup for the phillies tonight. grady size more who played most of his career with cleveland will lead off and play centerfield. size more former all star looking for another shot after surgeries on his back, hisly bow are you counting how about three more on his knee. >> going through everything i've gone through i appreciate every day here. not knowing whether you'll be able to play again. every day i get to put a uniform on is something i appreciate. i'll take a moment and enjoy it and i'm happy to be here. happy to have the opportunity. >> his youth on his side will go a long way with that. but, you know, look at what he did in the past and what he could possibly do is the thing
that's kind of intriguing. >> i'm intrigue here guys. phillies and nationals coming tomorrow night at 7:00 o'clock. cole hamels and steven strasburg 7:00 o'clock phillies and nationals tomorrow night on fox. i'm intrigue more so by mced in den. i got witness had he, scott williams. they were doing it. they had no idea what the guys in cleveland were saying. >> that's right. >> we love that stuff. >> got a lot of talent here, man. shredder, thanks lot. another half hour full of news. fast-moving flames destroyed two homes in upper darby. where the fire started and the conditions firefighters face that's straight ahead. >> hollywood club owner found dead in a philadelphia hotel room. his girlfriend and actress on the fox hit show glee. what we have learned about his death. fox 29 news at 6:00 star
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♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. >> right now at 6:00 hollywood mystery playing out here in philadelphia. how did the club owner who was dating a glee star wind up dead in an old city hotel room? i'm lucy noland. >> i'm iain page. thanks for joining us. new details just coming in as detectives continue to work this case. fox 29's dave schratwieser staying on top of the story. he's live at the hotel monaco in old city tonight. dave? >> reporter: iain, philadelphia police now say they have a search warrant for surveillance video credit card