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>> good morning, it is 5:30 saturday august 15. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." several homes in trenton are destroyed. a resident rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a four-alarm fire. a montgomery county restaurant is damaged after a fire is sparked inside. a driver is dead after a freak accident at a central pennsylvania speedway. first, though, chris sowers joins us with the accuweather forecast. i'm already sweating it thinking about. >> reporter: dog days of august.
let's get you outside, yeah we've got another heat wave on the way. we are expecting temperatures close to 90 degrees. for now it's clear, though, there's the view of the center city skyline. the humidity is not that bad, tomorrow it starts to increase and next week you notice the stickies. 65 in reading, 64 in allentown. philadelphia checking in at 70 degrees. wilmington, 67, lancaster, cooler, 61. satellite and radar showing absolutely nothing, high pressure in control sitting overtop of the delaware valley that provides us with sunshine out there today. maybe a few clouds from time to time. we'll call it hot with high temperatures topping out around 90 degrees. the good news, the heat indices, the feels-like temperatures will also be 90 degrees. not too much humidity today. starts to increase tomorrow. more so next week. when i talk about that i'll tell
you about thunderstorms in the forecast when i see you in just a bit. >> authorities are trying to figure out what sparked a massive four-alarm fire in trenton that critically burned a woman on her 22nd birthday. chopper 6hd over the scene on the 200 block of hills place. the fire destroyed five homes and left 13 people displaced. a 22-year-old woman suffered critical burns. a woman who lives nearby said she heard a loud boom and saw a flash of light. >> i came outside i heard everybody scheming and kicking in doors and windows. the little girl came outside and i touched her, her body was actually on fire. a number of fire companies including one from bucks county were called out to help because of water issues. crews had a hard time assessing the alleys here stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for
the latest development. crews from ten fire companies battled this blaze in montgomery county. chopper 6 over the italian restaurant on the 700 block of south broad in lansdale. flames consumed the restaurant as well as the apartment on the top floor. it took three hours to get the fire under control. nobody was hurt. a mays landing hotel became a big crime scene, philadelphia police converged on the hilton last night and took four men into custody. sharrie williams has the video. >> reporter: police swarmed the popular hilton hotel along penns landing. >> you could see the lights from a few blocks away. sources tell "action news" that a hotel employee spotted suspicious items in one of the
rooms. philadelphia police were called into investigate and say they found a large amount of drugs and loaded weapon. >> 3 1/2 kilos of alleged cocaine, what appears to be cocaine packed in a kilo-type of form and semi automatic handgun. >> police waited for the owners of the room to return and took them down causing a commotion. >> i have no idea what they were here for. >> i think it is such a great community. it's a great spot to hang out in philly. that happens everiy where. >> the investigation is not over, police are waiting to acquire a search warrant to go inside the hotel room. meantime, four men are being held and questioned. along penns landing, sharrie williams channel 6 "action
news." >> police are looking for three men on at three men rode up around 8:30 one pulled a gun and fired one shot hitting the victim in the back. the toledo took off. >> 29-year-old victim is in temple hospital critical condition. it is unknown whether or not he will survive the gunshot wound. >> police say there's a nearby business with surveillance video that captured the entire incident. at this time they don't have a motive. >> simmering tensions turned to a fight in north philadelphia when one woman attacked another with a frying pan. the fight sent one woman to the hospital and another to jail. police say the argument was over an ipad. the woman hit by the frying pan has non-life threatening
injuries. a sprint car driver from bucks county has been killed in a freak car accident. james campbell junior died after his car caught fire at the speedway in cumberland county. campbell was feasterville. the speedway cancel the rest of the race and today events. officials want to know what caused a small plane to crash in allentown. police rushed to the scene of the little lehigh creek west of the i-78 overpass. the only person on board, the pilot was rushed to the hospital, conscious, but not hurt. no word on the extent of his injuries. people from all over the world will be traveling to philadelphia for the world meeting of families and the historic visit. airport officials are busy preparing. they improved wi-fi and added
lights. you'll notice more colors from planters to club chairs to bathrooms. 900 staffers are getting a course on how to help stressed out travelers. the goal is to solve problems lost luggage, and to connect. >> even if they don't find the luggage, they will know that the folks care about them. >> if you're planning to take nj transit trains over the weekend, you need a special pass. they go on sale today at noon. there will only be a limited number of tickets available. 4,140 for each day. you'll need them to ride the atlantic city or river line trains which will be operating at certain stops. remember to visit our special pope channel at 6abc.com. you can see the security perimeter maps and other road closures in detail and get more
information on the transportation situation with septa and new jersey transit. there's much more to come on "action news" saturday morning. creativity paid off for four local college students, we'll show you their design has been turned into reality and where you can buy them for yourself. earthquake shook parts of new jersey, hear the calls, as residents felt the 0 earthquake. it's going to be more humid and thunderstorms around next week and lots of 90s in the forecast. details coming up after this.
>> we are now hearing the 911 calls from rattled residents in north jersey after an earthquake shook parts of that region. 2.7 magnitude tremor rattled nerves and walls in bernardsville. >> sounded like something hit the house. it was a big jolt. >> i was sleeping it woke me up out of my sleep and it felt like a train was coming down the street i guess. and then my baby woke up and we had to feed her, my dog was shaking. >> i slept through it, my stepfather thought the house was coming down. >> i wish i could sleep that good. >> calls started flooding 911
police were not surprised, they felt it as well. >> we have numerous reports, ground shook, i don't know if it was an explosion or earthquake. we're getting numerous calls. >> it is possible, i felt the building shake. >> the quake was at a rather shallow depth of 2 miles underground. shaking was reported as far away as hamilton, there were no reports of injuries or damage in bernardsville. >> reporter: i feel very unsatisfied about this, this is the third earthquake we've had in the last couple of years, they have been minor, i haven't felt any of them yet. >> count yourself fortunate. >> reporter: 2.5 that's like a train going through. i want to experience a little one. >> maybe head out to california for a few weeks. they are the big ones, i don't
want to do that. let's get you outdoors and show you atlantic city. it's nice and quiet out there. temperatures will be a little bit warmer than yesterday. just like yesterday the humidity will be nice and low, so it should be comfortable. 670 degrees, disappoint, 62. it's slightly humid. that number will drop during the afternoon. wind out of the west/southwest at 5 miles per hour. monday's high, 7 # degrees, most of the week we were hovering in the mid 80s. no humidity. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, very comfortable. yesterday, we spiked up to 88 degrees. no humidity, it felt pretty good. today we'll push 89 or 90. once again low in the humidity department. today we're on the comfortable side. lang, 61. reading, 65. millville, 61. philadelphia, 70 degrees, dewpoints slightly humid this morning and comes back down into
the 50s as we progress along throughout the afternoon. satellite and radar should be nice and quiet out there. we have an area of high pressure here all this cloud cover apart throughout the day. future tracker 6, nothing going on, it's quiet overnight tonight, 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, clear skies, sunday afternoon same deal, puffy cumulus clouds. model shows showers in the poconos very late in the day sum sunday, should not amount to all that much. poconos warm, maybe an isolated shower or thunderstorm. 82. sunday, sunny and warm, 85 degrees, the forecasted high. jersey shore look at the ocean temperature, 76 degrees. we expect to see a lot of sunshine out there today.
warm. 84 degrees, the seaside will kick in late, but it will take a while. sunday, warm and humid, 85 will feel like 87 or 88. philadelphia, 90 degrees, lots of sun, hot, but not humid today. wind out southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. overnight tonight, partly cloudy, 66 degrees outlying suburbs, 72 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, look at all the 90s, 93 tomorrow, hazy, hot and humid. if you're heading to the eagles game keep yourself hydrated. monday, hot and humid, humidity levels making it feel like 95, 96. tuesday, hot and humid, there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms. 92. wednesday, hot and humid, 92. thursday there's another 90 and friday, another 90, saturday andy sunday could be in the 90s, as well. we were doing so good last week
and the week before, temperatures were getting back down to normal. >> i was looking at it, it all says 90. >> reporter: it is not a misprint. >> from cheese steaks to hoagie to roast pork, philadelphia is a sandwich issue. philadelphia magazine picks the best of the best, jamie apody has an fyi for you on this year's winner on a roll. >> reporter: phillie magazine makes a cheese steak debate. the zanboni. >> we it inside the bread so you can carry it around. >> get it wit or without. don't ask for wiz. >> we've been doing roast pork
for several decades. >> reporter: but only on thursday. >> we picked it out for thursday. they use bakery rolls stuffed with roast pork and stuferred with sharp preserve -- provolone. >> this brings the heat, peppers cheese and added spices. >> that's a perfect hoagie. >> it's don't miss fyi philly the best half-hour of philly see it right here on 6abc. blinds to go. blinds for life.
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72 degrees, 5:49. in "healthcheck" americans are getting slammed by sticker shock at the pharmacy. a third are paying an extra $39 for prescriptions. some say they are paying $100 or more out of pocket. those hit with higher prices are cutback on food credit cards an postponing bill payments. some new drugs packing big price tags. the wholesale price is $1,100 a. people who are prone to kidney stones should drink lemonade. >> it has enough stuff to stabilize stone. >> the as i acid prevents the
crystal from forming stones. go for the homemade version. they are seeing more kidney stones among kids particularly teens. parents of newborns may be passing up a lifesaver for their infants. a growing number of parents are opting out of vitamin k shots essential for helping blood cots and bones form. doctors have seen a number of babies with internal bleeding who don't get a shot. >> babies can present with vague symptoms, if they forget to ask, they go down the wrong diagnostic makeup. >> very little vitamin k is
passed from mother to baby. one injection can save thousands of babies since it was introduced in 1961. >> mira dry to produce underarm sweating has been approved for permanent hair reduction. during tests many patients said they had less hair, as well. after further test, the company got fda approval to sell mira dry as mira smooth. it can be used on all skin colors.
>> welcome back sky6 live hd taking a live look for us at the philadelphia international airport. 72 degrees right now, 5:54 is the time. passengers apparently unhappy with airlines, complaints have soared in the first half of the year coordinating to the department of transportation reports. passenger gripes were up 20%. air fares tripled. dleas -- delays and
cancellations doubled. spirit airline was given the worst rating for customer satisfaction, southwest was given the highest ratings. living in a dorm could be easier thanks to a new and inventive idea thanks to local industrial design students. designs from four local students were selected to be featured on store shelves. katherine scott takes a look at their designs. >> reporter: it's stylish and functional and now in target stores, industrial design student chole muller designedment rue. it's one of four designs selected from a studio class at philadelphia university made by students for students part of target's back to school line. >> we train our students to be sensitive to the needs of people, watch what people do.
>> reporter: target and product design firm select med -- selected the winner. the desk organizer has been flying off the shelves at a rate of 2,000 a week. >> there's not anything out there that holds all that. >> reporter: the organizer, the pin board is for your wall. he paid special attention to get these hooks just right to post a variety of objects and pictures and documents. >> i took in concept on a piece of 8 1/2 by 1 # and worked it through. >> reporter: the bunky bed stand solved the problem of where to put your phone and tablet if you don't have a night stand. thread your charger through the opening. >> it comes up along the bed side it's a stand where you can
put your phone and tablet and books. >> reporter: having their design sold at target store is a resume student and money maker, they will be getting royalties for their product. >> i never thought i would get to make a product and have it in stores. >> an amazing opportunity for the kids. in in east falls, channel 6 "action news." >> there's a little pomp and circumstance for students in north philadelphia. the action cam was on north 25th street for the graduation ceremony for vacation bible school. it honors students and adults who attended all week. they get a certificate. 12 young girls were on their best behavior as they graduated from a 7 week etiquette program. it's part of the salvation army be there best program.
they learned about etiquette and manners how to dress for a formal meal to setting the table. last night's tea party was a chance to show off their newly honed skills. much more coming up on saturday morning. helping hand. local firefighters are heading west to gain an upper hand on the wildfires burning out of control. a remake of a popular 1960s tv series hits the big screen. we'll have a preview of the man from uncle. stay with us we'll be right back. see the world in a whole new light. flonase, this changes everything.
>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this saturday, august 15. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." an 18-year-old and 9-year-old become victims of gun violence while sitting on the front porch of a delaware county home. the deadline is quickly approaching for those to file claims for super-storm sandy related issues. plus, the return of heat and humidity, how hot will it get in accuweather? chris sowers joins us with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we're getting hot and humidity in spades. >> reporter: today is not that bad, last wee