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an off-duty police officer over the weekend. this is the man whose car hit the motorcycle being operated by 42-year-old lamar poole yesterday morning in northeast philadelphia. officer lamar poole was an 18 year veteran of force survived by his wife and seven children. a tow truck operator who saw the crash helped track him down. poole is the second off-duty police officer to be killed in philadelphia this month. philadelphia leaders are hoping to energize and excite the city with the i'll be there campaign that officially launches today. john rawlins is live in center city with more on this, hi john. >> reporter: hi, as a -- sarah, be not afraid and visit philly and welcome the pope. part of a concerted effort to soften the edges around the
initial you can't go there you can't do that kind of talk that came out when they were first talking about the fence and security in center city. today us this is the roll out for the i'll be there tips they are going to various businesses and it will start at the wawa behind me. is at the center city wawa the expectation chapter two of the charm offensive unveiled by the mayor and the world meeting organizers. the goal to visitors. >> now is the time for all of us to get excited, right? >> now is the sometime to prepare in a different way. >> reporter: the dreaded traffic box outline outlined on the map is dubbed the francis festival
crowd harkening back to the crowd that gathered to pope john in 1979. do you know anyone who recalls the visit of st. john paul ii in terms of watching it on their tv. i come here today to say now is the time for all of us to declare i'll be there! because this is not a moment to be missed. >> reporter: there you go, i'll be there that's the market phrase of the hour in philadelphia. as we said 40 minutes from now, various leaders from the organization is putting all this together will be here and handing out of the tips to various businesses in and around philadelphia that want to make sure people know i'll be there. live in center city, john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. this prayer cross will be the focal point of the world
meeting of families youth congress. it was hand crafted by the students and staff at mercy vocational in northeast philadelphia. young people will be invited to write notes of love to jesus. the paper will be adhered to the sides of the cross. when the meeting comes to an end the prayer cloth will be permanently placed on the school campus. "action news" is posting every papal related update on our website. we have street closures and schedules for the world meeting of families and safety tips at 6abc.com/pope. turning to the accuweather forecast, heat wave number five, going outside, showing you the center city skyline. september starts tomorrow but there's no sign mother nature is letting go of summer-like temperatures. meteorologist karen rogers is in
for david murphy she is outside with more from accuweather. >> reporter: hey, sarah, i think we could take the heat better if there was lower humidity. we have clouds up above. the 85 degrees in martins creek. 80 in quakertown. 838 in pottstown. 82 in coatsville. 86 in ken net square. 92 degrees in center city. bumped that temperature up in the last half-hour. 85 in browns mills. 86 in cinnaminson and glass borough nero an university. and 84 dover, delaware. the dewpoint 69 degrees feeling humid throughout the region right now as you step outside, we're keeping it that way for the coming days. satellite and radar showing we're socked in with the clouds. we'll see sunshine breaks in and out of the clouds. we saw spotty showers earlier this morning. we can't rule out the chance of a spotty shower to the northwest. i think most of of us stay dry
from here on out. head to the play ground if i wouldn't you're not at school. sunshine and clouds, humid, 90 degrees coming down from a high of 91. 7:00 p.m., 87 degrees, quite warm. when does it end? they will ratchet it up a little notch details in the seven day coming in just a minute, sarah. democratic senator tom cameraer of delaware continues -- carper continues to speak out about his support of the iran deal. they say diploma not military action is the best way for iran to -- from getting a nuclear weapon. secretary of state john kerry will drum up support for
the iran nuclear deal in philadelphia. kerry will give a speech at the national constitution center on wednesday. the senate votes on the deal next month. the man accused of gunning down a texas sheriff deputy made his first appearance in court today. police try to figure out the motive. >> reporter: sarah authorities say most of the bullets were fired into the back of the deputy's head. prosecutors say eyewitnesses unfold would help police find the suspect less than 24 hours after the shooting. 30-year-old shannon miles walked into a houston court arraigned for the murder of darren goforth. miles arrest came less than 24 hours after he am busheled the
her -- ambushed the deputy. the deputy never saw it coming. miles came up the deputy and pulled out a gun and fired. even when he fell to the ground he kept firing. >> the gun holds 14 in the magazine and one in the chamber. 15 shell casings, you can do the math. he unloaded the entire pistol into deputy goforth. he was remembered a family man and debty dedicated to his job. >> he was a good man. >> reporter: the motive behind the shooting still unknown. the killing triggering an emotional response to the local law enforcement community. the sheriff said the attack was unprovoked and there's no evidence the two knew each other. he is linking the attack to the
protests around the country. we heard black lives, well cops lives matter, too, why don't we drop the qualifier and say all lives matter. miles has a criminal record, but never spent a night in jail now he faces capitol murder charges. port authority police say a man used an exit door around 7:00 p.m. the man had a ticket for the flight, but he came in unscreened through an exit rather than going through the usual procedures at a security check point. tsa officers chased him down. witnesses say the man finally got down on the growfntd -- ground when a custom's agent pointed a gun on him. >> when he was marched out of the terminal he was laughing as
the officers walked him out. >> officials shut down the entire terminal. officers conducted a security sweep with police dogs. the terminal reopened around 9:30 p.m. workers safety will be the focus of a nationwide movement this week. "action news" was at the consulate general of mexico in center city philadelphia. where authorities kicked off labor rights week. osha is collaborating to make sure that workers in low paying jobs have certain rights saying no one should have to put their lives in danger for a paycheck. much more to come 0 on "action news" at 1:30, a hiker got up close and personal with a bear and caught it all on camera. what happened after, the bear got a little too close for comfort. poll numbers show democratic front runner hillary clinton may not be the frontrunner in iowa for much longer when "action news" at
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grp wow, a connecticut woman get up close and personal with two bears over the weekend. the woman thought she was a safe distance away from the and, but ended up surrounding her, one reached out for her leg with his mouth, but he got spooked and moved away. officials on the caribbean island of discipline can a declared disaster status after the tropical storm erika killed 20 people. more than 50 peeled on the highland are -- people on the island are missing. palm beach got hit by erika and part of the beach dropped
off five feet. according to a new poll, 37% of likely democratic iowa caucus goers say clinton is their first choice. 30% is their choice. the number shows clinton has lost a third of her supporters in iowa since may. it's the first time she dropped below 50% support in the hawkeye state. u.s. open is in new york city, all eyes or serena williams. a win at the u.s. open could make her the first player since stephi graff in 1988 to win every major tournament in a single calendar year. you can watch the first round play starting at 1 on our sister station espn. >> wrong guy to hit it to, japan is the little league world
series champion. >> reporter: a pennsylvania little league team came up short. the team from york county won every single game before losing to japan in the world championship yesterday. final score 18-11. these days, many schools have consult back or consult out arts programming, but in 6abc loves the arts we have the word on a place where kids can explore the arts and finds their own creative voice. here's karen rogers. >> reporter: it's called the roger lee arts academy and the artist create the the afterschool program to give children aha explore all aspects of the arts. it offers kids one stop shop. >> you can take dance or drawing or actorring. >> reporter: the idea is to allow kids to try all artistic
outlets without choosing one path. >> you can take dancing, drawing are or arts business. >> reporter: students can choose anywhere from one to three classes. >> in class they let their hair down they tell me their fears as an artist and their hopes and dreams. >> reporter: at the end of the program they put on a performance to show off what they learned. >> you might be in class and doing a good jock, but -- good job, but then you hit the stage and you find out i can do an outstanding job. lots of time you go to a competition school it's about bringing home the goal. at our academy they have a chance to dabble. if they don't like acting or didn't draw the prettiest picture it's not a big deal. >> reporter: you can sign up for the arts academy at roger lee
arts.com, you can visit 6abc.com/6abc loves the arts to learn more about other area events. for 6abc loves the arts, i'm karen rogers. >> still ahead on "action news," another check. accuweather forecast swoaght a look -- as we get get a look outside. look at the center city skyline from temple uniformity. looks like a storm blowing through, we'll get the accuweather answers when we come right back. kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed in the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower a1c. invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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hint of something through the city itself. i want to go in tighter still on this to give you an idea of what's happening. it's about 3 cells that are just starting right here. we can see this precipitation, it's just kind of popped up in the last 0 minutes. it's kind of isolated it's not affecting a wide area. i meant to go out one more time, because we're noting similar sort of thing out to the west, as well. we're starting to see with the high heat and humidity and the front nearby, a couple of little storms starting. one near oxford and one to the southwest that looks like it might move in toward delaware. a couple of things we're watching, controversial we'll go in wilder. let's go outside we want to see what it looks like, you can see the clouds up above, you're about to get rain in center city. you can see it on the camera lens as we speak. the temperatures are warm and muggy, 87 degrees, 67-degree dewpoint winds out of the southwest at 6. the barometer is holding
stealed. our morning lows we started off a good ten degrees above average. 76 degrees was the morning low in philadelphia. reading, 70. 73 in millville. since that time we've bumped the temperature up to 73. normally our high is 8 # degrees. on the boardwalk in ac, 84 degrees. satellite and radar we have lots of clouds. we had showers earlier this morning. now you can you see tiny areas where a pop-up shower or thunderstorm might develop in a couple of spots. this is a look at #-- 2:00 p.m. maybe a spotty shower, 3:00 p.m., not a whole lot happening. overall most of us are staying dry. here's the view at 6:30. at 8:00 p.m. we'll see a shower popping up. they will be isolated and far and phew between.
high, 91 degrees, 89 in allentown. 89 in millville. along the coastline 86 degrees warm and muggy along the coastline. don't forget about the moderate risk of rip currents if you're looking for relief down the shore. if you're heading out, there will be clouds, sunshine, humid chance for a pop-up shower, 4:00 p.m., 91. we'll be 90 degrees at 5:30. 7:00 p.m., 87 degrees coming down from that. of here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds and sun, most of us stay dry, we're watching for a spotty shower or thunderstorm. 91 degrees is the high. september heat, temperatures a good ten degrees above average. 893 is the high. tuesday, 93 tuesday, 94 wednesday, thursday, 94 nothing more than a spotty storm are, nothing to provide relief. friday, 91. saturday not as hot, 88 degrees, clouds and sun, shouldn't be too
bad, a bit warm. sunday, rather comfortable 85 degrees. september is coming we've got summer heat it makes sense somewhere. topping the people scene at 12:30, former pro wrestler hulk hogan was kicked out of the wwe. he was booted out of wwe using a racial slurs, he said he inherited a racial bias when he grew up. i heard all the word on a daily basis, i think that was part of the culture and the environment i grew up in. >> several wrestlers have come to his defense calling him a man of character. hogan said he made up with his daughter. it's a slow weekend at the
karen rogers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast before we go. >> reporter: we have spotty showers, one crossing center city one near chadds ford. the relevant -- the rest of us are dry but we could see a shower or thunderstorm. 3:00 p.m., 90 degrees under partly sunny skies, 5:00 p.m., coming down from a high of 91. overnight low of a muggy 73. finally this noon pint sized sumo wrestlers took on their counter parts they were ending their summer long tour with an exhibition match against elementary school children. was their first performance in central token he io in 15 years. a look now at some of the stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. >> from cable to phones electric paying bills can be a
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