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cop in camden is off the streets. we'll have those stories in a moment, but first the very important accuweather forecast. >> reporter: is today a big day or something? >> it's july 4, chris. >> reporter: let's go live on sky 6. we're down in atlantic city, you can see cloud cover and shades of gray. a little bit of a breeze blowing off the water. you'll see sunshine right now, but the clouds will roll back in as the showers are approaching from the west. today we'll see showers from time to time, it's not a good beach day, but it's not going to be a day where you're coop cooped up inside either. poconos, 61. trenton, # -- 71 degrees, double scan live showing rumbles of thunder across state college and it's pulling into the northeast
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an upstate new york that will bring a period of shower activity to the region, maybe a good two to four hour period. but it's not a wash. let's zoom into reading we're seeing shades of green which is the lighter stuff from lancaster county into reading and northward into the lehigh valley a little bit of wet weather this morning everybody else looks like you're doing all right. most of the parades should be fine. barbecues you may be dodging rain drops and the forecast for this evening for the fireworks shows everything should be all right, as well. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, expect a shower or two around, 76 degrees normally we should be around 87. thunderstorms be possible next week, some of them could contain drenching downpours we'll talk about that when i see you again in just a bit. eva. >> thanks, chris. philadelphia is ready to celebrate, hundreds of thousands
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of people are expected to attend the fourth of july festivities. the fun has been happening all week long, annie mccormick has more. >> reporter: people filled independence mall for pops on independence. >> love it, enjoying it. >> reporter: the annual holiday concert featured broadway stars showing off their pay patriotic pipes. this is where it all began for the u.s.a. >> i think kind of cool to think we're here where they were to make us who we are today. >> reporter: a steady stream of visitors wrapped around independence hall, the stewart family came from canada. the. >> i wanted to show the kids a bit of different history than our own. i always wanted to come to philly, it's a fantastic place. >> reporter: part of the wawa welcome america festival, the liberty block party on independence mall. >> the entertainment and delicious food it's the company
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it's makes you very lively. >> i'm here for the funnel cake. >> reporter: what would a block party in civilly be without the food. we ate our way through finishing with something american of course. >> that's another good one. >> reporter: spam is where it's at. >> the only thing more american than spam is apple pie. >> reporter: celebration continue to grow. crews worked into the night to put the final touches on the parkway stage concert philadelphia is showing america how its done. >> it's a big thing in philadelphia, because this is where it all started. it's like we have to do it big tore the fourth of july. >> i have to be here for the 4th. nobody does it like philly. >> reporter: 700,000 people will head out into the city, plenty of the people will be on the parkway for the party on the parkway and concert and
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fireworks. reporting along the parkway annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> people down the shore he hoping the weather doesn't put a damper on celebrations. firing shows are planned for ocean city at 10:00 p.m. sea isle at 9:00 p.m. atlantic city will light up the sky at 9:30, all shows are weather-permitting. the jersey shore is not the only place packed, sore delaware beaches. many hit rehoboth beach and hit the water to cool off others stuck along the mile long boardwalk. our live compage of 4th of july festivitying begins in about an hour, join tamala edwards and matt o'donnell as they host the celebration of freedom ceremony and the independence parade on 6abc. tune in for the philly fourth of july jam on the parkway. rick williams and cesily tynan host along with karen rogers and adam joseph. the concert begins at 7 followed
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by the fireworks display over the museum of arts. whether you're on the parkway or enjoying the beach or grilling in the backyard we want you to share with us your holiday weekend. use the #6abc 4th. along with the parade and picnics comes a security warning there's an increased threat of terror attacks i inspired by the islamic state. devon dwyer has more from washington, d.c. >> it's a super bowl test for america's national security, celebrations of the 239th birthday facing what some call the most serious threat since 2001. >> the threat is very high. >> reporter: law enforcement is fully deployed authorities citing no specific plot or threat, but concern about isis
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and supporters lurking inside the u.s. >> lone wolf is our worst nightmare, but we have nothing to indicate it is going on. >> reporter: it was in boston the marathon bombers plapped to target the -- planned to target the fourth of july, they struck early because the bombs were ready sooner. that attack in tunisia on the minds of tourists hitting the national mall. in chicago police are working 12-hour shifts. afternoon extra seven thousand officers deployed in new york city on the the ground and in the air and on the water around ground zero. in washington, tourists navigating a security maze. security says the best defense is our 6th sense. >> if you believe something is wrong, or the hair on your neck sticks up, don't feel
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embarrassed, let law enforcement know, saying please check this. >> officials are not taking any chances here either, city official officials are in contact with federal authorities and assuring tourists and the parkway and other areas will be safe. >> i want to emphasize yes there's been a lot of chatter that's something you've heard all over the country. there's no specific threat that we are aware of in the country. organizers are asking visitors not to bring big coolers or cooking equipment. they are advising against big backpacks. new this morning, philadelphia police began questioning a man about an injured baby. police say the 5-month-old showed signs of being assaulted. the baby was taken by medics from this apartment building in northeast philadelphia. the baby is stable at st. christopher's hospital. so far police have not said who
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they questioned or if a crime was committed. u.s. marshals have caught this man 21-year-old victor bennett wanted for shooting a police officer in camden wednesday night. the fugitive task force said they tracked him to the apartment on 200 block of haddon avenue in collingswood. after a three block foot chase officers caught him. he was armed with an handgun. officer prince reid is out of the hospital and recovering this holiday weekend. he is being held on $1 million bail. coming up an important reminder about fireworks that injury thousands every fourth of july. we have tips to keep you and your loved ones safe. chances are you will not be chowing down as much as these guys. the super bowl of competitive eating is happening today. >> reporter: we have showers and downpours approaching from the
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yellow belt 8 times. koboshi has not competed since 2009. there are lean ladies out there to scarf down some dogs. >> reporter: it's the pacquiao mayweather of hot dog eating. could you eat like that? >> i don't like hot dogs. >> reporter: let's go live on sky 6. the center city skyline we have clouds approaching from the west. in the western suburbs we're seeing showers and downpours across harrisburg and gettysburg. south jersey and delaware you're seeing sunshine. double scan live showing the wet weather well to the west. as anticipated it's the far western suburbs seeing it first there's the heavy stuff by
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harrisburg, a little bit of sunshine in through dover and vineland and glassboro and williams town. we'll zoom into the western suburbs first reading that's sliding east, fleetwood leesport seeing wet weather getting northward into the lehigh valley. pottstown drizzle reported at this hour, a quick-passing shower. the idea for today is mostly cloudy skies and passing showers from time to time that's about it. cooler temperatures normally we should be 87 degrees, we should top out in the mid 70s, a couple of degrees warmer than that. philadelphia 74. we're forecasting a high of 76, but alone with the cooler numbers unfortunately comes a lot of this. it will feel sticky because of the system that's approaching from the west. satellite and radar there's that shield of moisture passing on by moving into upstate new york and most of new england. it's going to be a wet one for those folks up there. nothing more than the tail end that will slide through later
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this afternoon. clearing conditions across the west that will set up a nice sunday across the delaware valley. future tracker 6 look at how the shield of moisture fell apart before it made it into the viewing area. it's a good sign there's dry weather heading to the delaware valley. it will run into the drier air and eat it up most of the activity will pull into new york arena upstate new england. holiday plans won't be canceled. barbecues, maybe dodging a spritz or sprinkle. the evening fireworks will be okay, as well. mostly cloudy skies a drizzle and showers across the baltimore and washington, d.c. areas that's about it. sunday, patchy fog mostly cloudy skies which will brighten up. we'll see decent amount of sunshine in the afternoon. cloudy and showers 76.
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the steadiest activity arriving between 11:00 and 3:00 p.m. it's not going to be too heavy it will dry in the evening hours. poconos, period of rain, otherwise cloudy skies and showers, only 65. the 77 for tomorrow. sunny and warmer. for the jersey shore if you're going to venture into the waters. listener for the lifeguards, clouds and showers are possible 74. partly sunny sunday, 78 degrees the forecasted high for tomorrow. philadelphia, 76 mostly cloudy, maybe a hit or miss shower not a big deal. fog developing after mid knight. 56 degrees outlying suburbs suburbs, 62 for center city. fireworks patchy fog toward the tail end 73 degrees by 173.
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68 degrees by 11:00 p.m. on a scale of one to ten today is about a seven. tomorrow will be like a nine. not a bad weekend. monday tuesday wednesday we get into an unsettled weather person. each and everyday we'll start out with sunshine, warm and sticky, high temperatures in the upper 80s, during the afternoon hours we'll keep an eye to the sky for pop-up showers and thunderstorms again. they will produce drenching downpours, thursday looks good, friday looks good, 87, # 5 severe weather next week we've had our fair share of it over the last couple of weeks doesn't look like severe weather, just drenching downpours we get for this time of the year with the heat and humidity. >> is the holiday resource center there you'll find storm tracker 6 live and the latest traffic conditions and traffic cameras on area roads. and full list of activity and
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fireworks displays for the tri-state area at
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>> more teenagers are bringing home a paycheck and experts say it's a good sign for the economy. 4.7 million teenagers are employed. teenage unemployment rate is falling faster than the national average. teenage unemployment plagued the economy and the recovery. with the adults looking for work, many teens were pushed out of the job mark. fireworks illuminate so many celebrations tonight. when hosting your own festivities make sure you're safe and considerate. we have important safety reminders for family friends and neighbors. >> reporter: after the final pitch americans will flock to fireworks displays. consumer product safety commission recommends the utmost caution.
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ten thousand injuries were reported in 2014 one quarter due to smaller items like sparklers or bolts rockets. keep a bucket of water close by and never try to relight mall functioning fireworks. psychologist is the founder of given hour an organization that provides free mental health care to returning troops and their families. a little awareness can mean a lot. >> we want to keep in mind that our military families, the families. fallen, fireworks displays, the sounds and smell can be difficult. >> reporter: family neighbors and friends should give a heads up including fireworks in the celebration, asks if that's okay, the question could spark a much-needed conversation. >> it may engage your family in
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a conversation that hadn't happened. it would be lovely and on this birthday where these are the men and women who fight to make sure we have freedom. >> reporter: to make it a happy and safe holiday for all. for consumer watch i'm karen kaffa. >> sports is next, don't go away.
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>> happy birthday, america sky6 live hd taking a live look for us now on july fourth, old city where it all took place at independence hall. did you know that the dlairms was not -- declaration of
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independence was not actually signed 1776. the second continental congress adopted the declaration of independence on july 4. it wasn't signed for month. sack meant tow kings -- sacramento kings have agreed to trade a young guard to the sixers. ducis rogers has more on the trade and the slumping phillies. >> reporter: good morning there are two ways to look at the ten game road trip. one with the four game losing streak they can use a change of scenery. phillies fall behind last night early. a slowly -- solo homerrer in --
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homer in the second inning. braves leading 1-0. hernandez ties at 1. morgan is the victim of a long ball in the 7th inning. phillies lose 2-1. sixers bigman may not be healthy. the top pick okafor side by side, the pockets of endless. billy lang will coach the summer league team and asked if he was excited about the future. >> i would be lying if i said no. when you see those two guys, you see how young they are and how bright our future could be. >> i'm very excited to be here. >> jason thompson is one of the players they will get in the deal with sacramento. the mount laurel native is
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coming home averaging 89 1/2 points and 7 rebounds in his career. he is leaving one struggling team for another but optimistic about the future. >> they are in rebuild mode and they not looked upon as a top team, but you know a team that is on the rise, the only way to go is up. so it's definitely a good opportunity for me, a new chapter. and finally this morning gloves are hopeful on the baseball diamond, but they are not required. minor league baseball reid harper the short stop of the carolina mud cats. he traction -- tracks down a pop up to left and makes a bare handed catch. i'm ducis rogers, have yourself a safe holiday weekend. >> a ceremony today will
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remember a pivotal moment in gay rights movement. 50 years ago there was a gathering in front of the independence hall. 74-year-old john james was among the demonstrators on that day in 1965. that was before the internet, the mainstream media was not covering gay matters, i would never imagine inl we would get to this point. the ohio man behind the supreme court decision to legalize marriage nationwide will be on independence mall commemorating the gathering starting at 2:15. >> much moore to come on "action news," "shelter me rescue of the week." >> reporter: this is the winner of the "shelter me rescue of the week" segment. you'll meet him and his buds on "action news." plus another check of the
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one that could shape the county's future and that of the european union. first let's head outside with chris sowers and the accuweather forecast. >> reporter: hey eva not too bad, we dry and sticky, but temperatures in the 70s. beach haven 73 degrees, we have clouds from philadelphia areas to the we west, but they are seeing peeks of sunshine on the sand. ship bottom, 73. the ocean temperature 73 degrees off the coast of the lbi. atlantic city 75 on the boards in atlantic city, 73. ocean city, 72. sea isle, 72. cape may leading the pack at 74. let's look at the radar that's a good sign we have a clean slate from surf city to cape may. we're dry we have showers off the coast and working out to sea. over the next couple of hours things will stay dry down there as we look at the beach in cape
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may, a couple of anglers trying to strap in some fish. in the last comf weeks it's been been -- couple of weeks it's been tough on the fishermen. but i have read that they are catching good flounder in the back bays. that's the area to be. jersey shore you're having sunshine peek through right now otherwise clothed skies this afternoon, a couple of showers are possible later on, 74. the poconos cool with showers and 65 degrees. boating forecast lots of clouds and shower or two around, seas building two to four feet. winds out of the northeast at 10 to 20 miles per hour. it's not a bad day not a day you'll be laying out and soaking up the rays of sun the beach. scale of one to ten we'll give today a seven. tomorrow, about a nine or ten. looking much, much better. return of sunshine, temperatures back in the 80s i'll talk about
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that when you see you in just a few minutes. we'll talk about an unsettled weather pattern returning next week. that's ahead in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> sky6 live hd taking a live look in atlantic city. of course many people are spending the holiday weekend down the shore packing the beaches and boardwalks. "action news" report heer has more on the festivities there. >> reporter: the sky over the jersey shore lit up as the fourth of july weekend kicked off with a bang. there was more than fireworks over the sky in wildwood, however. we found vacationers posing for selfies and packing the boardwalk. they say girls came from philly for the weekend. what's your favorite thing to do. >> rides water pike, eat. >> reporter: if people watching is your thing you know to expect the unexpected in wildwood. you say you're a cowboy from new york. >> i've never seen anything
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like him up here, it was a first. >> reporter: in ocean city it was a first vacation for caleb foster of glenside pennsylvania, he couldn't enjoy the seafood feast, but his relatives did coming from as far as colorado. >> ocean city is a special place, we come every year and spend time together. >> reporter: some could barely contain their excitement. >> hi, everybody. >> on the boardwalk teens jammed and restaurants were slammed which is good because some had a tough summer because of the rain. >> so far so good. >> reporter: it was today something? hopefully tomorrow better, much better. >> reporter: in atlantic city, fireworks capped off a perfect day at the shore for the dennis family of willow grove. >> great time summertime, to be on the atlantic city boardwalk
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watching the fireworks on the fourth of july. >> reporter: if you didn't seep the fireworks last night you can catch them tonight in atlantic city weather permitting. >> thousands of people from near and far are flocking to philadelphia for the fourth. the wawa welcome america festival started last saturday. yesterday people filled independence mall for the block party, the philly potassium held their concert one family came all the way from canada. >> i told the kids about a bit of different history than our own, i always wanted to come to philly. it's a fantastic place. >> 700,000 people are expected to attend the main event. as the broadcast partner of the wawa america celebration "action news" was able to get up close to the set up for the fireworks. crews loaded thousands of shells in canisters. plans for the complicated
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choreography started in january. the payoff will be in a continue outlines 15-minute aerial bombardment tonight. the fest activities get underway join matt o'donnell and tamala edwards as they host the freedom celebration and the independence day parade and tune in for the jam on the parkway, rick santorum and cesily tynan host with karen rogers and adam joseph. the fireworks display follows over the museum of art. a fireworks display in colorado took a terrifying turn. several shot into the crowd injuring nine people.ficials say a fireworks she will exploded inside a canister, that caused several other
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fireworks to tip over and fire toward the crowd. nine people were injured all were treated for minor burns they are out of the hospital this morning. now to the latest on the string of shark attacks on the carolina coast. video shows beachgoers reeling in a shark in north carolina. >> reporter: this morning beachgoers in high ray letter, a five -- on high alert a five foot shark caught in video in south carolina. in kill devil hills fishermen hooking and dragging the 6-foot long shark to shore. >> it was the biggest shark i've ever seen in person. >> reporter: a correspond -- coreman vacation filming the scene. signs in california discouraging swimming following a series of
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great white sightings. advisories posted along carolina beaches in the wake of 11 attacks, suggesting swimmers avoid bright colors and stay in groups and close to shore. while some believe fishing too close to the shore could lead to scenes like this in florida. bait luring sharks closer to the beach with disastrous effect contributing to the recent increase in attacks including a man who was bitten protecting his son offshore off avon beach. >> i took a chunk out of my back. i punched it and it started grabbing my bag. >> reporter: despite the sharks, the beaches are open on this fourth of july. three people were pulled from a car crash before it
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exploded into flames. an "action news" viewer sent us this video on route 130 in pennsauken. the car plowed into a traffic light and flipped over before crashing into a cemetary fence motorists rushed to pull out the man and woman all three are hospitalized. one in critical condition, the crash is under investigation. police are looking for the driver who hit a man and woman along penns landing. both are critically injured. this is new video from that scene on christopher columbus boulevard. police say a buick hit them around 11:50, the car struck down the traffic light, as well. the driver fled on foot and not captured. a female passenger was caught running away. the victims 32-year-old male and 28-year-old female were taken to jefferson university hospital. in north philadelphia, police are investigating a double shooting it happened
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around 12:30, near the and erie avenues in front of max' steaks. two men were rushed to temple university hospital. one in critical condition, the other in serious, so far police have no suspects or motives in the shooting. voters in greece are set to go to the pots -- polls in what is shaping up to be a dueling rally. the prime minister has put the future of his new left wing government on the line saying he would likely step down if voters choose to make a deal with creditors. there's much more to come on "action news" saturday at 9:00. do you have what it takes to be a health hero. the annual challenge is underway, we have the details in health czech. move over-- in chelt --
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>> riding in luxury is taking a whole new meaning with this. it's called the liken hieber sports. it's a super car. it costs get this, $3.5 million.
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it's not hard to see why maybe it's hard for me to understand, but whatever. it's stitched with threats of gold and the hits are trimmed with diamonds. they will fly wherever you are in the world to fix any issue with the car. the company said it's only making seven super cars, so if you want one you better act fast. i'm sorry $3 million. >> reporter: it does the job my acura. by the way you are quite the multitasker i was periscoping. i was holding this up like this. let's go live on sky 6. here we go. those ever you at the philadelphia international airport. we have cloudy skies a few showers starting to pop up
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across the western suburbs let's get over to the radars and show you what it looks like on double scan live. everybody east of the delaware river you're looking okay, we're seeing peeks of sunshine across south jersey and delaware. west of philadelphia, the clouds increase and we're picking up showers. we'll zoom into reading an fleetwood and kutztown and the lehigh valley. a few rain drops. every now and then you're picking up a steadier shower. for the most part all of this is on the light side. it's not going to amount to all that much. it will be enough to be annoying from time to time. 74 degrees philadelphia international airport. dewpoint 56. winds out of the east-northeast 8 miles per hour. atlantic city, 72 degrees, the high on the sand is only expected to top out at 74, 75. look at that dewpoint. that's sticky, 70. winds out of the northeast at
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12 miles per hour. south and east we go, temperatures are milder because you're starting to see the sun mixed in. gandys beach 76. buena, 75. glassboro, 74. hammonton, 73 and cinnaminson 72 degrees. satellite arena radar be you can -- satellite and action radar, you can see this pushing through pittsburgh and buffalo. once this slides through nothing is behind it. tomorrow, a lot of sunshine mixed with clouds from time to time. future tracker 6 as we advance this. that shield of moisture fizzles out before we make it into philadelphia. the forecast for today, clouds throughout the afternoon hours could be drizzle or missing going on from time to time, there could be a brief passing shower, but that's about it. fireworks this evening 11:11:30, weather fine for that. barbecues this afternoon.
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monday we start out with fog and then it's wall-to-wall sunshine. poconos, cloudy, cool, showers possible, 65 degrees is if forecasted high in the mountains today. tomorrow 77 degrees, sunny skies, lowering humidity levels. jersey shore for today beach haven, brigantine, cape may you're seeing sunshine now clouds increase, temperatures in the mid 70s one or two showers in the afternoon. reading, 71 today. allentown, 70 mostly cloudy. one last check of the forecast this evening. concert and fireworks in philadelphia. 73 degrees by 7:00 p.m. 11:00 we're down to 68 with lowering humidity levels partly cloudy skies a little bit of patchy fog forming, most of it holds off until after mid knight. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunshine warmer tomorrow, 85. spotty thunderstorms monday, 87. tuesday, drenching downpours
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possible. wednesday, humidity, thunderstorm, 89. thursday and friday, fairly quiet, 87, 85 degrees, with monday, tuesday and wednesday turning warm and soupy like that, pop you mean thunderstorms possible there's the possibility of flood advisories being issued. when we get the drenching downpours you have seen what's happening over the past a couple of weeks. >> friends on periscope are giving a thumbs down with the weather. time to mete this week's -- time to meet this week's "shelter me rescue of the week" winner matt o'donnell has more on the center for animal health and welfare. >> reporter: oliver is a lucky dog who found a new home thanks to the center for animal health and welfare in easton. cats dogs, rabbits and pigs,
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thanks to a volunteer staff they house 300 animals on site. >> sit. good girl. >> we need volunteers to walk the dogs, these animals need human interaction. >> reporter: the free roaming cat rooms and one on one visitors with dogs help visitors find the forever connection. >> a cat or kitten may reach out to them and they fall in love. creamcicle has been looking for a home since 2011. >> he is a very friendly cat. >> reporter: sushi has a friendly diet, but perfectly fit for a family. >> fern had an eye removed but you'll see plenty of advection from this guy. >> reporter: rowing is a ten-year-old shepherd who would do best as an only dog. >> she is very affectionate. >> she is young and active and
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does warm up. >> reporter: this is in and an american staff fire mix. his ears are clipped he prefers to be the only dog in the house he's been in a shelter for three years and now is the time for him to find a forever home. if you're interested in nuatlis go to the "shelter me rescue of the week" section. "action news" facebook page we'll feature the top vote getter next saturday on "action news," i'm matt o'donnell channel 6 "action news."
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sacrifice and strengthen. there are events at audubon football stadium at 11:00 p.m. fireworks at dusk. in quakertown bucks county the holiday is celebrated with a community day and fireworks. it started at 8:00 a.m. with a pancake breakfast on mill street. there are family-friendly activities throughout the day. things wrap up with fireworks at 9:30. if you know someone who is making a difference to make their community healthier philadelphia magazine wants to hear from you. health reporter, and registered nurse has the details. >> reporter: the search is on for be well philly 2015 health his or her. health hero. the eye lone challenge is a way to recognize people making a difference in the health of the community. >> it shows how many people are
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making philly a fit place to be. n.past nominees included. >> doctors founders of charity, coaches and trainers and ministers. >> walk out do pushups. >> reporter: last year, pia martin won, she is a health and physical education teacher at science leadership academy. >> i tell them all the time, high school is the training ground for the are rest of your life winning it was a way of showing she is making a difference. >> reporter: she said that's what it's all about acknowledging people who make a difference and inspiring others. >> it makes you you want to jump in the game this is happening i can make philly
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healthier. >> reporter: the challenge is sponsored by independence blue cross. the winner will receive a donation to a charity of her choice. in martin's case she bought equipment for her school and took students on field strips. you have until july 20th to get your nominations in. we have a link at gore for channel 6 "action news."
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what do a nascar® driver... a comedian... and a professional golfer have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® has also been proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. i tried warfarin before, but the blood testing routine and dietary restrictions had me off my game. not this time. not with xarelto®. i'll have another arnold palmer. make mine a kevin nealon. really, brian? hey, safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking, you may bruise more ea sily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto® may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto® can cause serious, and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected
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bleedin g, unusual bruising or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto® watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not tak e xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto® tell your doctor about any kidney liver, or bleeding problems. xarelto® has been prescribed more than 11 million times in the u.s. and that number's growing. like your guys' scores. with xarelto® there is no regular blood monitoring and no known dietary restrictions. treatment with xarelto® was the right move for us. ask your doctor about xarelto®. >> we're having too much fun on the fourth of july. >> reporter: it's the fourth you should be having fun. i hope you have fun this morning and this afternoon the weather you could be dodging rain drops from time to time. showers possible in the city 76 degrees. the jersey shore seeing peeks of
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sunshine, otherwise showers later on, 74. the poconos cooler and showers and 64 degrees. when does it all arrive. right now most of the modeling agrees that the majority. shower activity arrives around midday and it starts to tail off as we get closer to the evening hours. >> not too bad. independence day ceremony is next on channel 6. "action news" continues later tonight we'll be back tomorrow morning beginning at 6:00. for chris sowers and the entire "action news" team i'm eva pilgrim. have a great saturday. look at you enjoy your day!
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♪ 6abc presents wawa welcome america with the sell briggs of freedom -- welcome america celebration of freedom ceremony. and the parade, here's your hosts, rick williams and tamala edwards. >> good morning philadelphia and the united states of america it's great to be here where it all began. happy fourth of july. >> happy fourth to you. 239 years ago the founder said let's do the declaration of independence that's when they signed it, that's when we celebrate. >> this has special significance this ceremony today, the 50th anniversary of the march from selma to montgomery alabama that led to


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