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hawpe behind the wheel that struck the two-year-old and his mother at masher and lehigh in april. the boy died at saint christopher's, his mother spent a week in the hospital with head, leg and neck injuries. police say the vehicle belonged to their boyfriend of colon's sister. he went to police once he realized his car had been involved in the accident. investigators had been building their case for the past few months trying to prove colon was behind the wheel while the family mourned and prayed for justice. >> to lose a child like that, you know, he took our baby that was only two years old. he's never going to be back. we just passed a birthday that he would have been here with us. >> it's really sad and i think that -- i'm sure that he has friends, cousins, brothers, sisters, relatives, maybe a nephew or cousin that i'm sure if that would have happened to them and what we've been through nobody knows
especially us that i think that he should turn himself in. >> reporter: and police say colon likes to hang out in kensington especially the area of wishart and front. he has a tattoo of samantha of one of his arms and police want the public to know this, there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to colon that results in an arrest and conviction. anyone with information is urged to contact police. i'm live in brewerytown, chad pradelli channel6 "action news." >> all right, chad, thank you. let's go to breaking news right now, chopper 6hd over the scene of a problem with nj transit river line in burlington county. officials say around 3:30 this afternoon smoke was reported from one of the cars near the delran station that forced everyone off the train. no reports of any injuries but there were about 60 people on that train. it did have a smoke condition. it was heading northbound between cinnaminson and delran. the passengers have been put on a bus in the meantime to
get them where they're going. nj transit says other trains on the river line should be running normally but in the meantime, there was smoke reported from one of the trains on that burlington county line and all of the passengers all 50 of them removed and put on an nj transit bus to get them where they're going this afternoon. new jersey state police say the runner killed in yesterday's crash in southampton township was a teacher. 29-year-old allison mcginnis of southampton township was hit after a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic on route 206. the truck then hit trees and flipped over. mcginnis was an english and language arts teacher at helen fort newcomb middle school in pemberton township. the passenger in the car also died. the driver of that car is being treated for serious injuries. >> ♪ >> now to breaking news. a verdict in the rape case that rocked an exclusive new england prep school. a jury in new hampshire acquitted a 19-year-old owen
labri of felony rape. the jury deliberated for eight hours and though they cleared him other most serious charges he was convict he on a series of misdemeanor sex charges. he was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl two years ago when he was 17. she claimed it happened on the campus of the prestigious saint paul school in new hampshire. he could now be sentenced to up to three years in prison. >> florida is under a state of emergency as tropical storm erika continues to move through the atlantic. erika has already brought heavy winds and inches of rain to the caribbean. at least 12 people are dead in dominica and more than 20 others are missing. that storm is expected to hit the dominican republic haiti and the bahamas before reaching florida on monday. of course we're keeping an eye on erika but also looking ahead to what should be a nice weekend here at home. >> yeah, nice and hot. meteorologist adam joseph standing by live at the big board. adam first though the latest track on that storm erika. >> erika has a lost heavy
rain, tropical rains in the caribbean but with respect to the winds, it is a very disorganized storm at the present time. the center of erika is right about here and you can see all of the storms are on the eastern side of that sent. it is encounter something very strong wind shear, that is very strong winds in there upper levels moving from the west to the east ripping erika apart and that's why she really hasn't strengthened since she was a named storm early on this week. also, the track will take it right over the dominican republic and over the dominican republic you have mountains that are 10,000 feet high. the tall of the mountains in all of the caribbean, so as erika passes by over those mountains that will also help to prevent erika from strengthening over the weekend. then it heads towards cube barks the turks and caicos encountering moreland there, the wind shear so you can see the winds do in the really change. if not it could weaken some as it passes by cuba. erika will hit southern
florida possibly monday morning as a weak tropical storm not a hurricane and carve its way through central florida. if erika stays as a very weak tropical storm and it brings rain to south western florida, that is going to be a good thing because they have a drought and desperately need some soaking rain that erika could bring. back at home, though, 80 degrees in allentown, reading and trenton. a very comfortable day. 83 in millville. and upper 70's at the shore and in that full accuweather forecast, we'll talk about the humidity increasing along with those temperatures into the 90's with another heat wave on the way. we'll talk about all those numbers coming up in that full accuweather forecast. al leach shah. >> at heat wave adam. thank you. we're just 28 days away from the pope's visit to philadelphia. today there's a push for more security while he's here but this one doesn't involve the city or the parkway. john rawlins is live in conshohocken with more on montgomery county's plans and john, this involves hundreds of national guardsmen. >> reporter: hi, alicia.
600 to be exact here from montgomery county, that's the request. it's not clear if they're going to get all the guardsmen they're asking for. among the plans here to use some of those guardsmen to deploy along this popular biking and walking path, the schuylkill river trail. the pope will be staying in montgomery county at the saint charles borromeo seminary. the plan to use national guard troops to help with expected traffic there as well as other roads that feed the eastbound expressway which will be closed. >> we certainly anticipate the side roads to be quickly clogged. we have plans in place to expedite movement of cars and open up traffic should we need them for emergency vehicles. >> reporter: tom sullivan says the county is also asking for guard helicopters to survey the traffic and if need be transport critical first responders. >> whether it's a bomb squad for a suspicious package or hazmat teams, we'll have the same issues facing traffic as the motorists will so if we need those teams someplace for
any event that weekend we want to be able to move them in. >> reporter: another focus the schuylkill river trail, the thinking many will use it to cycle to walk to see the pope. the owner of this bike shop already thinking. >> we're a bike rental place. our thought was let's get them interested in the idea of hey let's ride in, we'll make a weekends event out of it. >> reporter: returning pilgrims will likely be traveling after dark. that's where the guard comes n uniformed personnel with flashlights would guide and protect. many peddling today thought biking to the pope a good idea but some wondered about congestion and parking. >> i don't know if i would do it. >> reporter: why. >> i would probably watch it on tv honestly. >> reporter: well, montgomery county's request for 600 a fraction of the requests for the entire region. we're told that tops 5,000 or at least it did at one point. multiple officials today said, though, this is not some sort of marshall law situation or potential marshall law situation forming here. the primary deployment will be for traffic control because of so many roads being closed.
they're expecting traffic problems and that is the situation in which they're hoping the national guard can help them as they stretch the limits of all the police departments that will be involved. live in conshohocken, john rawlins channel6 "action news." alicia. >> so many roads and so many people coming to town. john, thank you. we're also learning today just how the pope's presence will impact people in delaware. wilmington police gave us a list of all the roads they expect will be affected. some like mlk and wilmington boulevards will see extra traffic. others like rosa parks drive and south french street will be closed entirely. police say the closures will be in effect from friday the 25th through monday the 28th. see more about these closures online at 6abc.com. and remember you can always get the latest on the plans for the papal visit with jury special twitter account. just follow at 6abc pope. >> from our delaware news room, three people went to the hospital today because of a chemical leak at a refinery. chopper six was over pbf energy in delaware city where it happened around noon.
one of the three people who went to the hospital went through decontamination there. the leak was contained at about -- in about a half hour. this is the same refinery where a fire broke out last friday. that fire burned for more than two hours before crews got it under control. no one was hurt and investigators say a problem with a chemical reactor was to blame for that. delaware senator tom carper announced that he is supporting that iran nuclear deal giving another boost to president obama. carper officially came out in favor that of deal today in women to. he also wrote an opinion peels in the news journal of wilmington this morning. carper is now the 30th democrat to come out in favor of that controversial deal. republicans are trying to pass the bill to stop the agreement. if that happens, president obama says he'll veto it. democrats need at least 34 votes to make sure that republicans cannot override that veto. at 41 votes, they can block the republican bill altogether. >> there was cause for celebration on the
pennsylvania turnpike today. officials reopened the valley forge service plaza this morning. it is the 17th and final plaza to be renovated as part of a redevelopment initiative that was lunched back in 2006. the plaza now features modern restrooms and an expanded convenience store love that. time now for an "action news" traffic report. speaking of people hitting the roads. >> yeah, friday afternoon, matt pelman live in the "action news" traffic center with anup day. hi there, matt. >> reporter: second to last friday afternoon in the summer time. unofficially. >> who's counting? you. >> i guess i am. these friday afternoons can be a little rough. after labor day they get at least a little bit better but this one is looking very busy brian and alicia. live at the schuylkill expressway, the eastbound lanes right by the blue route definitely slow going. we had an earlier crash this afternoon on the eastbound side by the conshohocken curve. that's long gone but got us off to a bad start here along 76. westbound travel time even a little bit slower from the vine out to this point at the blue route.
on the big picture, of course 95 doesn't let us down. it has plenty of slow speeds as well, 19 miles per hour northbound by girard avenue. 18 then as you pass the betsy ross bridge anded up towards the work zone at cottman avenue. close to villanova university watch out for a motorcycle crash this afternoon along county line road at i think than avenue. one in plymouth meeting along germantown pike close to 476 right by plymouth road which by the way reopened yesterday so go ahead and use that this afternoon. but if you're out bowne in bellmawr starting at 9:00 tonight and then lasting all weekend long, you don't want to use -- you won't be able to use the ramp from the black horse pike, 168 southbound to 295 southbound. that ramp is closing all weekend for construction. you may want to get on the southbound side of 295 from the white horse pike instead. on 295 southbound, speeds just in the 20's this afternoon. let's grab the ipad to the commuter report on this finally friday afternooner were we are just getting reports of a crash at the walt whitman bridge into new jersey, bad time for that coming in with the waze app
and you can see 7 miles per hour on the approach to the bridge there on the eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway. about the worst possible time for. that we'll check this situation and the others in the next half hour. >> matt thanks very much. speaking of that accident, chopper six is in fact just arrived over the scene of the accident that matt just mentioned, this on the walt whitman bridge heading into new jersey from the philadelphia side. the accident reported again in the eastbound lanes. no word on injuries just yet but you can see that car is flipped over. that's blocking two of the three lanes there. it's two of perhaps four lanes on the span. there is the fire truck and several police officers on the scene. again, that car flipped over blocking two lanes eastbound on the walt whitman bridge. so, make sure to plan for that if if your evening commute takes you in that direction on this friday evening. so much more to come today. more fallout from the ashley madison hack. the head of that company that owns the web site made a big announcement today. >> plus, the latest on the tv
>> we are hearing a new perspective today on the deadly ambush of a virginia television news crew. vicki gardener was the only survivor of wednesday's attack. she is the chamber of commerce director who alison parker and adam ward were interviewing when the gunfire erupted. gardener is still in the hospital but her husband spoke with abc news. he says all three victims were completely caught off guard when vester flanagan attacked them. >> shot three times at my wife and she was trying to dodge everything. he missed twice and then she dove to the ground and curled up in a ball and that's when
he shot her in the back. >> flanagan shot and killed himself while on the run from police. the tv station at the center of all of this, wdbj, says vicki gardener reached out from the hospital to send her condolences. gardener lost a kidney and part of her colon because of that shooting but she is expected to recover. >> well, it was a hero's welcome at newark liberty international airport in new jersey yesterday as alex skarlatos one of the three americans who helped take down a terrorist on a french train last week returned home to family, friends and a salute from new york's finest. it was all cheers for the 22-year-old army national guard specialist and tears and hugs from his parents as you can see, this just one week after what was supposed to be a european vacation for three childhood friends took a turn while on a train from amsterdam to paris a man appeared armed with an ak-47. skarlatos and his friends becoming international heroes for tackling the terrorists. in an exclusive interview with
abc news skarlatos says both his gut and his training kicked in. >> we didn't have a conscious thought for the whole first two minutes so it was just pretty much a gut reaction. we were just acting on adrenaline and doing what we had to do to survive. training kind of kicked in after he was already down. spencer started providing medical care on mark who was shot through the neck and i grabbed the ak and looked through the other train cars in case there was anybody else. >> well, skarlatos says he's overwhelmed and touched by the international outpouring of praise and support for himself and his two friends. in the meantime, one of them airman first class spencer stone is still being treated in europe after undergoing surgery to reattach his thumb. brian. >> heroes for sure. alicia, thank you. the ceo of ashley madison's parent company stepped down today. noel bitter man resigned effectively immediately from avid life media the canadian company that runs the web site ashley madison its a dating
site for people in relationships who are looking to cheat. the site was hacked earlier this year and this month hackers released the information of all the users who signed up for that service. >> it is time now for a check of the accuweather forecast on a fabulous looking friday around here. >> yeah, and the next heat wave may arrive this weekend. meteorologist adam joseph standing by with the accuweather details. >> really. >> really. it could start as early as sunday and last through most of next week as we get into september we're looking live right now in cape may. you can see the flags are blowing towards the ocean so you have more of a land breeze at this point. i don't know if you can see this from home but you can see all of the seagulls someone feeding them out there hovering over many of the umbrellas and many folks also coming off the beach. it's time for a little bit of dinner. as we look at the numbers, yes the in allentown as well as reading. 82 in philadelphia, 83 in millville and upper 70's to near 80 degrees at the shore. another very comfortable late
august day with that low humidity. the dewpoint remaining below 60 degrees across the area. we're all in the low to mid-50's. these numbers will start to climb back up into the lower 60's as we get into more likely the second half of the weekend and into next week. satellite and radar will show high clouds well off the coast. most of the clouds that developed yesterday, they tried to again today, this afternoon, but a lot of them didn't have enough energy, very dry air, so they've chanced pretty quickly with just a few fair weather cumulus clouds dotting the sky. if you're going to be out this evening on the playground with the kiddos looking pretty good. lots of sun, low humidity. at 5:00 p.m. 80 degrees, by 7 o'clock your temperature at 77 degrees and the rest of the overnight also indicating a very comfortable night with temperatures in the 50's in most of the suburbs, much like the last two nights, 64 for philadelphia and the same for the shore communities with a moonlit sky, full moon will be tomorrow night. future tracker as we get into your saturday afternoon, just
some high clouds especially to the north and west. otherwise, if you're in the city or the shore, we're looking at a lot of sunshine so that get away forecast for the weekend kickoff in the city mostly sunny, 88 degrees. we're going to kick those temperatures up a little bit. the shore a great beach day, a few clouds at 82 degrees. and in the poconos upper 70's with just a few clouds around. also this weekend on saturday, we've got the philadelphia union in town at ppl park. we're looking at temperatures starting around 82 degrees 90th minutes 78 degrees with a light breeze. if you're there put on some sunscreen given that even this time of year you can still get a burn. your four day at 4:00 warm and bright on saturday, 88 degrees. hot and just a touch more humid here on sunday as we'll be right around 90 degrees and then it's hot and sticky on monday to start the new work week at 91 and the first day of september on tuesday, sunny, hot, still low humidity
or let's just say slight humidity. it's not going to turn oppressive with this heat wave but no matter what it's going to feel pretty hot at 92 degrees and those 90's will stretch their way through that seven-day forecast as we show it to you guys in the next. >> what are you shaking your head. >> we're over it. >> meanwhile these kids are going to have to go back to school in all this heat. >> heat and humidity, yeah. >> adam, thank you. up next philadelphia police welcome a new class of graduates onto the force. >> and a crash ends up with one car upside down, another car on top of it and both of them in front of the yard of a local home. we'll explain how it all happened coming up at 4:30. >> ♪
officers, six temple university police officers and two philadelphia housing authority recruits wrapped up their training today. they have been working towards this day for eight months. police commissioner charles ramsey was on land to land to congratulate all of the graduates. >> the weather perfect for freshmen moving into their college campuses today. the action cam was at the university of the sciences in southwest philadelphia. more than 550 new students and their families moved into their dorm rooms with some help from upperclassmen. the school also held its convocation ceremony this afternoon where every student got a special pen to mark the official start of their college careers. >> the eagles are on the road this weekend as they continue their preseason schedule. tomorrow they take on the packers in lambeau field in green bay. sam bradford and the starters are expected to see their most playing time yet. the eagles defense will also be tested by packers quarterback aaron rogers. kickoff is tomorrow night at 8 o'clock. >> that's a big game right there. >> oh, yeah. >> coming up on "action news"
at 4:30 we'll have the latest on that search for a suspect who led philadelphia police on a wild chase that ended in a crash then stole a car with two women inside. we have brand new surveillance video that captured part of the ordeal. >> and it's freebie friday. find out how you and your family can enjoy national parks across the country without paying a dime to get inside. >> won't want to miss it. >> ♪ good intentions. is paved with
mr. president, we know you tried to make a good deal with iran. whose leaders stone women, hang homosexuals, sponsor mass terrorism, scream for the destruction of israel and death to america. so, what if you're wrong? and they can't be trusted? senator casey, don't trust iran. vote this down. >> ♪ >> "action news" continues.
>> it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with president bush's visit to new orleans. hear what he has to say about the progress the city schools have made since hurricane katrina hit 10 years ago. >> we'll explain how these two cars ended up in this bizarre position just inches from a philadelphia home. >> plus, "action news" introduces you to a young delaware model. she's breaking down stereotypes with all of her great accomplishments. hear why she's so thankful for her family. >> but first at 4:30 a suspect is still on the run after a wild chase and carjacking in south philadelphia. the thief crashed his car, then hopped into another one with two women in the back seat. "action news" reporter trish hartman joins us now live with the details on this wild one. trish, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, brian, police are still on the hunt for that man. police have identified their suspect. they do have an arrest warrant, this after police say that man carjacked a vehicle with two women still inside.
part of that whole ordeal was captured on surveillance video. >> i heard the car crash and then i heard people get out of the car and were screaming and they ran down the street and then the cops came. >> reporter: neighbors say it was a wild night in south philadelphia. police say it began when the suspect blew a stop sign around 12:30 friday morning in a black ford mustang at 17th and reed. but when police tried to pull the suspect over, he took off. police say the mustang rear-ended a car on mifflin street leaving a passenger with minor injuries. then take a look at this surveillance video. cameras captured the mustang turning onto camac street and shows officers chasing the car on foot. >> all of a sudden i just heard this like crazy sound. >> reporter: that was when police say the suspect hit a parked car abandoned the mustang and carjacked a gray nissan maxima forcing the driver out and driving off with two females still in the back seat. the suspect later jumped out and fled on foot and the women
flagged down an officer at ninth and ritner. >> now there will be additional charges of kidnapping because after carjacking the vehicle he took off with two females in the back seat. so, he's definitely facing additional charges of kidnapping in addition to the carjacking robbery. >> reporter: and officers found an important piece of evidence in the front seat of that mustang, a department of corrections photo i.d. card and officers say the carjacking victims identified the man who kidnapped them as the man on that photo i.d. card. now, police say the victims of that carjacking were not seriously hurt. again, the suspect in that carjacking is still on the loose tonight. we're live at south detectives, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." alicia. >> trish, thank you. philadelphia family is feeling lucky after this rather unbelievable car crash played out right in front of their house this morning. chopper 6hd was over the scene on bloomfield avenue in bustleton. they were inside when a car landed in a bizarre position
inches away from their home. >> i believe he came around the corner a little too fast, hit my neighbor's drive way, which is on an incline and soared through the trees and on top of my car, flipped my car over and landed on the undercarriage of my vehicle. >> wow. police say the driver likely suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel and lost control. he's in stable condition at aria torresdale. officers say he will likely not be charged. >> wow. unbelievable scene there. now to the accuweather forecast. adam joseph with good news for the weekend. >> yes, sunshine sticking around. temperatures will be warming up so it's going to be a very summer-like weekend. >> i'm headed to the beach. >> hey, perfect. >> i don't think i'll be alone. >> no, it's going to be pretty packed down there. taking a live look at sky6 over center city, 82 degrees, dewpoint is low, so it's comfortable at 53. winds out of the north at 7 miles per hour and there's that heat index which is also at 82. in atlantic city the temperatures 78 degrees. a lot of sunshine; very
comfortable dewpoints with the winds out of south-southwesterly direction. in the poconos perfect there as well. lake pallenpaupac74 degrees. >> former president george w. bush is in new orleans today to mark 10 years since hurricane katrina struck that historic american city. he and former first lady laura bush toured warren eastern charter high school, the same school he toured back in 2006 for the first anniversary. mr. bush praised the progress new orleans schools have made since that devastating storm. >> today we celebrate the resurgence of new orleans schools. we honor the resilience of a great american city whose levees gave out but whose people never gave up. >> the former first family then went to an event honoring
first responders. president obama was in new orleans yesterday and former president bill clinton will mark that somber anniversary there tomorrow. and our coverage of hurricane katrina's anniversary continues on 6abc.com. there we have a collection of photos taken by our "action news" crew as they covered that storm's aftermath in louisiana. we're also covering the events marking 10 years since the storm. >> a day care in mercer county is under investigation tonight after a toddler wandered off without anyone noticing. "action news" anchor rick williams is live in our news room now with more. rick. >> hi, alicia. kind of a scary story. it happened in hamilton township. a three-year-old boy left kinder world and crossed a busy street and walked all the way home without getting hurt. wow. "action news" talked with the boy's family today. his mother says she was in shock when her daughter called to say little dario walked home and was at the front door crying. coming up on "action news"
tonight at 5:00 new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has more on how the boy made it home safely and the latest on the investigation. also coming up tonight college students are often tempted by a lot of unhealthy food on campus. in health check at 5:00 ali gorman has tips on how to make better choices that can possibly lead to a better education. now she tells me. boy, i got my ph.d. a long time ago if that was the case. those stories and much more when we see you coming up on "action news" at 5:00 brian back to you. >> i got my ph.d. in cheesesteaks. thanks my friend. today hundreds of people dedicated the next year of their lives to helping out students in philadelphia schools. >> ♪ a nonprofit organization hosted a pep rally to kick off the school year today. mentors from that group will work side by side with teachers around the city to help support students in philadelphia schools. the city year program aims to keep kids in school and reduce the high school drop outrate
nationwide. >> talk about an inspiration. a young local model is breaking down barriers and stereotypes as the newest model for the gap. this is eight-year-old kayla from bear, delaware and she has down's syndrome. a student at cedar lane elementary she was featured in the gap kids fashion show in miami. she thanked her family for always encouraging her. >> they are so fantastic family. long time ago they said to me, kayla, you are the best kayla in the whole wide world. >> and she sure s now everybody knows it. it has been a busy year for beautiful little kayla. she got a law passed under her name allowing people with disabilities to establish accounts to save for college and made the nba delaware
87ers junior dance team and now an international model. >> wow. what an accomplished young girl. >> her resume. >> at 8 o'clock -- eight years old. >> eight years old. >> unbelievable. can't wait to see what she does this still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 today, superman takes flight over london. how a creative photographer was able to shoot this video. >> the story that will make you think twice we think before posting to instagram. "action news" reveals a new set of rules getting a lot of attention online. not so nice by the way. >> meteorologist adam joseph back with the full accuweather forecast when "action news" at 4:00 continues next.
the infants benadryl at least seven infants were allegedly drugged. >> had somebody not spoke up and the worst was to happen, what she was doing was messing with our lives. had something happened, it would have changed everybody's life forever. >> and something could well have happened. doctors say benadryl can cause small children like infants to stop breathing in certain doses. in this case none of the infants was seriously hurt. prosecutors are still deciding what charges to file. >> ♪ >> to big talkers now. we start with guilded pants debate that is even hotter than bikram yoga. female students at a cape cod high school are steaming about a dress code that rules that spandex tights and now yoga pants must be worn with shorts or a skirt on top. you see, the exercise bottoms aren't banned completely, they're just considered an accessory now.
students say the teenaged girls are being body shamed taking to social media saying things like they shouldn't have to pay because some boys can't control themselves and they're trying to change the new dress code but the school says it's simply trying to give students job skills including what they call awareness of appropriate dress for appropriate venues. so, not feeling the yoga pants at that school. >> it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a drone. a super drone as you can see. it's superman hitching a ride on a drone flying to his theme song. kerry craig posted a video to his youtube channel showing the man of steel flying around victoria park in london. he tells "action news" in order for superman to be in the correct position while flying he had to snap his head off and glue it back on at a different angle. tens of thousands of people have viewed this very cool video showing off the technology.
and. and finally if you are a fellow instagram fanatic, a department store heiress breaks down the insta dos and don'ts, rules to live and post by if you want to be cool. this is 29-year-old haley bloomingdale and she published her hard core instructions on vogue.com such as never post more than three photos a day with a few exceptions like your birthday, no collages, they're too like sixth grade scrapbooky. if your picture doesn't get more than 11 likes, take it down, it's not good. if you have fewer than a hundred followers hurry up and get what she calls cooler. don't post a hashtag tbt, throw back thursday before 9:00 a.m. she says it's just embarrassing. and finally, the hashtag fbf is a poor excuse for for getting to post your picture on thursday. get it together, people, and also she says, the kelvin filter is to be avoided at all cost. if you don't know which one
i'm talking about i demonstrated it here. a picture i took over last weekend. this is a kelvin filter. it kind of makes you look like, you know, kind of on fire. i think it looks g i mean, here i was thinking you a still using the kelvin filter but apparently not. >> that woman is not the arbiter of anything important. >> she told me. >> thanks, alicia. sports fans, listen up and man cave decorators, the wells fargo center is getting ready to hold a huge merchandise blowout sale. the action cam got a preview today. flyers, 76ers and phillies merchandise will be up to 90 percent off tomorrow. the sale starts at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 in the afternoon. parking is free and there will be stadium snacks like hot dogs, popcorn and soda for sale there. >> and man caves everywhere will be thanking them. time now for another check on the roads tonight. >> all right, matt pelman a busy man this afternoon in the "action news" traffic center.
hey, matt. >> i have some free parking for you as well. you just have to find some of these highways this afternoon and you'll be able to sit there for as long as you want. good afternoon to you brian and alicia. here on 95 we're not parked but we're definitely moving slowly coming north of the delaware state line up towards 322. that's where there's an accident now off to the side but definitely attracting some attention. then farther north here at the girard point bridge just off it you're doing the long slow crawl on up to the walt whitman bridge. that's because on the walt whitman bridge itself we had that overturned vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes headed toward new jersey and just a minute ago i was still seeing emergency crews right here working on the overturned vehicle accident. i don't see them now. i believe the accident just cleared within the last couple minutes, which is good news for the shore travelers because that crash was blocking two lanes causing big delays, some of them still lingering like here on the schuylkill expressway coming eastbound toward the walt, you start to jam just past university avenue and then this is the scene by passyunk avenue, just a long slow crawl
over to the walt whitman bridge. that 36 minute travel time should be six minutes. so, six times what it should be headed toward the walt because of that earlier crash. this is the vine street expressway eastbound side. as is the case so many friday afternoons a solid line from the schuylkill on out to i-95, joins up with the northbound i-95 delay which extends from the vine up to this point near bridge street getting a crash that was in the left lane pushed off to the shoulder but still extra heavy as the police and penndot continue to work on the accident. we'll check all these accidents again, brian and alicia, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> all right, matt, thank you. coming up on "action news," it is freebie friday and just in time for happy hour, find out which local brewery is offering free tours and some free iced coffees for, you know, the nonalcoholic beverages. >> sounds good. and something else good here. sky6 hd looking live at atlantic city this afternoon. a stunning afternoon and a beautiful weekend on tap. adam joseph with all the
>> ♪ >> friday afternoon. you made it. the weekend is here. and good news it's a good one. >> yeah, the weather is going to cooperate, temperatures are going to by to go upwards. if you can be near any body of water this weekend it would be a good place to be with temperatures closing in close to 90. the action cam earlier we still have a lot of the flowers in full bloom and this particular butterfly looking for a little lunch or maybe a little dinner and getting a workout with that wind trying to stay on that particular bud. as we look at double scan live radar around the region, all is quiet. lots of sunshine. just a few clouds here and there. and at the shore, sea breeze trying to kick in. you can see the winds coming in out of an easterly
direction. ocean city 76, the same for margate, surf city at 80 degrees, cape may we're sitting at 79. inland locations temperatures go up just a little bit. in philadelphia 82, 82 for wilmington, 83 in millville and right around 80 degrees in allentown and everyone enjoying that low humidity. we look at the satellite again not much to really follow, a few high clouds off the coast and we're seeing some high clouds now building into the southern parts of the great lakes and that will break its way our way eventually the second half of the weekend. but for tonight, a moonlit sky, a near full moon, very comfortable once again, 53 in the suburbs. 64 degrees for center city with a very light and variable wind. high pressure will be just to our east on saturday and that will start to turn the winds out of the south so turning a little warmer at 88 degrees, above average. the humidity comes up just a tad tomorrow but you may not even notice that and then on sunday low pressure starts to pull to our north and west and there will be a low off the coast, so between the two we
will see some debris clouds our way so you may see a little more in the way of high clouds or milky white appearance to the sky on sunday. slightly humid with a temperature at 90 degrees. at the shore the ocean's very warm still in the mid and upper 70's. on saturday, 82, sunny and beautiful. sunday 84 degrees with sunshine and just a few clouds. we take a look at the track that tropical storm erika could possibly take. right now it will be pushing over the dominican republic the next 24 hours and there's a lot of high mountains there that will helper daweaken a hel. strong winds in the upper part of the atmosphere. if erika stays held together, shelter she could fall apart here over the weekend. you can see the track, now it is positioned a little more to the south and west. yesterday all of the lines of those particular models were around miami, jacksonville and just to the east. now today you can see they're
split all over the place and they're over western parts of florida and if not the gulf of mexico and i think the models are having a very hard time where erika could go because there really is a very big concern that erika could fall apart and really be nonexistent by the beginning of next week. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 88 degrees, warm and private tomorrow touch more humid, sunday. 90 degrees and then it's hot, sticky, monday, tuesday, reasons into thursday and it's a dry stretch as well. we could be looking at a pretty long heat wave number five and staying well above normal friday at 88 degrees. some very heavy rains in the caribbean and heading towards florida but we'll be tracking erika all weekend here on channel six for you. >> sounds good, adam. thank you. >> police in minnesota just released this video of a slow speed chase and it turns out the driver, get this, is only eight years old. he made it 20 miles before turning into a drive way, reversing, hitting a patrol
>> happy freebie friday everyone, the final one of the month and that means today is your last chance to get that free cold brew iced coffee from saxbys. speaking of bruce, how fun is this. every saturday and sunday you can get a free tore of the yards brewing company on north delaware avenue in philadelphia. you do have to be over the age of 21 but a great way to see just how the suds are made in philly. tomorrow a sea of absolute
aerial amaze. above the schuylkill river and strawberry mansion bridge. invisible river is back this year in east fairmount park. it includes aerial arts festive entertainment. it runs from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock. check that out. how fun is this? next tuesday, the national park foundation is kicking off the every kid in a park initiative where every fourth grade student around the country can experience the nation's public parks forest wildlife refuges and more for the entire school year. a good way to get out there and learn and see some absolutely beautiful sites. and finally as we get ready to welcome pope francis, the citizens at saint joseph's are offering this free welcome pope francis poster. we'll show you how to get that and every other freebie on 6abc.com. brian. >> all right, alicia thank you. the national zoo gave an update today on one of the pandas that was born last weekend at good one. get this.
keepers at the smithsonian national zoo say the surviving cub is doing very well and growing. he'll be one week old tomorrow. the twin brother sadly died on wednesday likely from complications associated with pneumonia. the new cub has two other siblings that are two and 10 years old and happy to welcome this newest one to the family. and a local fire department in delaware gave a helping hand to a circus elephant today. yes, the cold brother circus is in new castle this weekend and the firefighter helped get one of its stars a bath. people also got the chance to feed the elephants today, apparently throwing food at him. performances in new castle last through the weekend. kind of like dinner at my house these days. just throw food. circus heads to forked river ocean county on monday. >> so they got a little snack, they got a nice bath and they're ready for the big show. >> that's a good friday right there. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with
adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> now here are rick and sharrie williams. hey guys happy friday. >> happy friday. >> coming he next the father of slain tv reporter alison parker says he'll make it his mission to try to change gun laws, that and more on how he's coping with losing his daughter coming up next. >> and he is being hailed as a hero after helping take down a terrorist on french train. he's telling his story of how it all happened. it's all coming up ahead. those stories and more coming up at 5:00.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> a day care in new jersey is under investigation tonight after a toddler wandered off without anyone noticing. the three-year-old made it across a busy street and all the way home amazingly without getting hurt. it is friday night. monica malpass is off. sharrie williams is joining us. the big story on "action news" is the day care disappearance that has one family in mercer county outraged. >> it happened at the kinder world in hamilton township and that's where we find new
jersey correspondent nora muchanic live with the full story. nora. >> reporter: sharrie, rick, it's a parent's nightmare. you think your child is safe at a day care but somehow this three-year-old walked off without anyone notes noticing ad the big question the parents want answered is how can this happen. >> nobody knows he was gone. >> reporter: she dropped her son off on hamilton avenue thursday morning at 7:20 a.m. she was astounded when a short time later she got a call saying that dario was back home and she immediately called the day-care center director. >> i just caw asking her how can you explain to me how he left the school without you noticing. >> reporter: dario left kinder world without anyone seeing him crossing hamilton avenue on his own. he walked a block and a half to his home where he knocked on the side door and his sister found him crying. >> they just apolo