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hour. 49 people were killed in the attack, 29 others remain in the hospital with five in grave condition. now we're learning more about the shooter omar mateen and his potential ties to foreign terrorist groups. but the motive behind the shooting remains a mystery. >> this as people in our area and across the country mourn the victims of the shooting including a philadelphia teen and a vigil for cher set to begin in less than 30 minutes. another vigil at city hall is scheduled for later today. >> we have live team coverage tonight. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is standing by in center city with the local show of support for those affected by the shooting. but let's begin with chad pradelli live in orlando florida this evening with the latest on the investigation there. chad. >> reporter: hey, rick, you see behind me like you said we're across the street from city hall. there is the stage that is part of this mass vigil that will take place at 7 o'clock this evening. down below you can see some of
the flowers, the photos, the mementos that have been left at this growing vigil. this is a city, this is a country in mourning. this investigation is now in its seconds day and there's still many questions that need to be answered. the last of the remaining bodies of the deceased were removed from the pulse nightclub this morning. fbi agents and other law enforcement then began reconstructing omar mateen's movements during his killing spree. they know he opened fire on the main dancing stage and then took hostages in a bathroom. finally orlando police chief john mina decided to blast an exterior wall when loss of further life was imminent. >> we used our armored vehicle, the bear cat armored vehicle to punch a hole in that wall and defeat the wall so there's a local in the wall about 2 feet off the ground. >> reporter: authorities don't believe mateen was working with anyone who still may put the public at risk but they are investigating others and they will be prosecuted.
investigators know mateen was homophobic and radicalized a bit through the internet but fbi director james comey says there's confusion about motive. when mateen pleaded allegiance to isis in phone calls to 911 dispatch during the attack, he also mentioned terrorist bombers with no isis affiliation. ly like the president, comey refrained from naming mateen. >> part of what motivates sick people to do this kind of thing is some twisted notion of fame or glory and i don't want to be part of that for the sake of the victims and their families. >> reporter: this is a city that is struggling to cope with the tragedy. there are growing vigils banners of expression and a range of emotions from anger to despair. giovanni nieves lost two friends, anthony and leroy. >> they were just amazing beautiful people. they didn't deserve to go the way they did. >> reporter: and again out
here live you can see just one of the photos of two of the dead victims in this tragedy. it has really been a sad heartbreaking scene out here all day as people have come out here to put the mementoes down, just the look on their faces, the solemn look of sadness, it is palpable. again there will be a mass vigil at 7:00 p.m. hundreds, possibly thousands are expected to attend. i'm live in orlando, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news. >> chad, thank you. we're also learning more about people from our area who are inside that pulse nightclub at the time of the shooting and that includes 17-year-old akyra murray of southwest philadelphia. she was killed in the attack. akyra was a star basketball player at west catholic high school and was headed to mercy hers the university in eerie on a scholarship. tonight she's being remembered as a top student and as a friend to all. >> top three in the class. very respectful to everybody. she just -- she just embraced everybody here and treated everybody as an equal.
>> murray's friend 20-year-old patience carter was also inside during the attack. carter was in orlando trying to promote her budding music career. she was shot in the leg but she's expected to be okay. tonight people across the philadelphia area will mourn the victims from yesterday's shooting. sarah bloomquist continues our coverage and she's live at city hall tonight. sarah. >> reporter: well, rick, that's right at 6:30 there will be a candlelight vigil here on the north side of city hall, a chance for the city to come together, a show of solidarity in the aftermath of the massacre in orlando. earlier today, we were there as representatives from various religions and the lgbt community came together to condemn the attack, to call for an tend to such hatred. outside arch street united methodist church 50 empty seats are assembled around a long table it's a stark representation of the 49 people killed in orlando by one person who as the church says was twisted with hate.
the pastor was among a collection of faith and lgbt leaders who came together today to send a clear message about the massacre in orlando and what should happen in the aftermath of yet another mass killing in this country. >> i stand here in solidarity and in sadness but in defines to any violence that comes from hatred to say that love, the love of humanity will overcome all violence. >> as american muslims, support the statement of our president. we condemn the senseless violence committed by the individual. we extend our condolences to the families of those lives that were lost in this violent incident. >> reporter: mark siegel publisher of the philadelphia gay news warned against using the massacre to further a political message calling out donald trump specifically.
>> he uses the statement to bash other political people. he doesn't address or speak to those of us who are mourning. you're a coward. >> reporter: now, all of the leaders at that news conference, there was also a rabbi and a representative from the quaker community. they all intend to take part in that candlelight vigil set for city hall here at 6:30 tonight. of course they will be joined by members of their respective communities. live in center city, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> thank you, sarah. with yesterday's attack on ton of the mind one of the big questions is how do we stop it from happening again? "action news" spoke with a former homeland security security official today about omar mateen and any signs that he was capable of committing such heinous crimes. both his ex-wife and coworkers described mateen as toxic and
conflicted. according to experts that made him a perfect target for radicalization. >> these are people that are -- that are highly recruitable by organizations like isis, by even the organizations historically like the nazi party. looking for those true believers, looking for those people that if you join us, we will recognize your genius. >> experts stress the importance of reporting any suspicious activities to authorities. they say their initial role is not to make arrests but rather to try to help a person with social services first. the massacre in orlando has left many of us of course feeling fearful or hopeless. that can includes your children. psychologist elizabeth gosh says parents should not mention the attack to children underage five unless they bring it up. for children over five years old, parents should discuss it but in simple terms with no graphic details. you should also do it calmly, reassuring your kids that they are sane loved.
teens may also get graphic details about it on social media so the doctor says they need some balance. >> such as people helping other people, people caring about what happened, people trying to make the world a safer place so that these kinds of things don't happen. and how they can become involved in that. >> she says the flood of blood donors in orlando is one example that shows that good can come out of this trap defect stay with "action news" throughout the evening for more on the shooting. we'll have crews at local vigils that are happening tonight here to honor the victims. we're also working to learn more about those from our area who are affected by this attack. >> turning to accuweather tonight now and the beautiful start to the week for the delaware valley. looking live outside right now, sky6 showing you -- we going to -- the jersey shore and it's atlantic city. a pretty picture there tonight. it was a cooler breezy day not nearly as windy or as hot as the weekend but not a bad day to be at the shore. meteorologist cecily tynan is live outside with what we can expect for the work week.
hi, cecily. >> hi, rick. we have a very comfortable start to the work week with temperatures in the 70's instead of the 90's like over the weekend. take a look, philadelphia currently 77 degrees. that's 5 degrees below the normal high for this time of the year. reading 75. wilmington 76. from end ton 73 and you got that land breeze, not a sea breeze so down the shore just as warm as inland, the atlantic city airport in beach haven currently 78 degrees. part of the reason why it feels so nice, it's the humidity level, the dewpoints are below 60 degrees. so, that's a very comfortable air mass and that air mass will be with us through the day tomorrow. it is a little bit on the breezy side but we have wind speeds generally from about six to 15 miles per hour out of the west. yesterday we had wind gusts up near 40 miles per hour. so, all in all very comfortable tonight. the evening planner showing we'll see some clouds here and there but generally just partly cloudy skies. by 8 o'clock, 73. by 10 o'clock, 70. by 11 o'clock, 69 degrees. as we look ahead, we stay in
that low humidity tuesday and wednesday. i. tracking some rain on thursday lingering into friday but a look at the weekend. father's day weekend at this point looking really nice. i'll have details on that in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. back to you. >> all right. >> thank you so much. >> thanks cecily. >> time to check that "action news" traffic report for you monday night. >> monday night matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hey, matt, how was your weekend. >> saturday was good. you know, yesterday i think was a little tough for all of us. >> yes, it was. >> yes as we kick off this work week we're watching plenty of volume on the vine street expressway eastbound side from the schuylkill on out to 95. vine will close again during the overnights this week starting at 11 o'clock for construction. we're used to this. if you're hopping off the vine going across the ben franklin bridge, get on 676 southbound. you don't want to get on the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound. it is jam packed headed towards the old airport circle. that's because of construction right here and on 38. eastbound just past the circle two of the four lanes are going to be blocked all week so get on 676 southbound and then use roads like mount
ephraim avenue the white horse pike, et cetera, to get where you're going. this afternoon you don't want to use 130. there's a crash there by clem avenue by gormley's auto center just 12 miles per hour. right now just 20 miles per hour on 95 southbound in delaware because of that crash approaching 896 and don't use route two instead. there's a crash there as well at red mill road. whichever way you turn you're hitting something. we'll check it again, rick and monica in the next half hour. >> thank you matt. much more still to come on "action news at 5:00 tonight. that includes the new program launched by septa that's letting commuters dish the tokens and the cash. >> in health check 3-d games may be the wave of the future but a new study about their effect on your kids has doctors issueing a new warning to parents. >> as we go to break we want to show you more of the outpouring of support for the victims of yesterday morning's shooting in orlando florida. >> "action news" will return in a moment. >> ♪
>> septa riders started buying and using the new key cards today. up to 10,000 people will be able to bi-weekly and monthly passes at 12 stations and the septa sales office. the passes work like an ez pass on subway city and suburban bus routes and trolleys. officials believe the new technology will can cut back on long lines. the cards will eventually replace tokens
and paper tickets. new jersey lawmakers have proposed a 10 year, $20 billion plan to revitalize the state's transportation trust fund. say the senator paul sarlo and steve arlo talked about the plan in trenton today. it would raise new jersey's gas tax to provide municipalities with the money 93 need to pay for road and bridge maintenance. lawmakers say up to 40 percent of the gas tax increase would be paid by people from out of state who drive through new jersey. governor chris christie said any hike in the gas tax would have to be accompanied by tax cuts in other areas. >> in health check tonight a new study says using electronic cigarettes is a gateway to tobacco use for
teenagers. a survey of 300 high schoolers shows those who use these cigarettes hookahs and other forms of vaping are over six times more likely to smoke in young adulthood. vapeing supporters maintain there's no link between vaping and tobacco. last month the fda issued new regulations banning the sale of vaping products to anyone under age 18. 3-d video is
a big hit for video games but many of them have warning stickers that they can strain young children's still developing vision because the pictures are made using two offset images with slight differences in them. >> there causes a problem for your eyes because your eyes are used to focusing in a certain way and then your brain processes that information to tell where the distance is for the image. >> doctors say the closer you sit to the screen, the higher the chance of vision problems such as headaches and fatigue so don't let your children sit too close to 3-d videos or play them all day long. >> and still ahead on "action
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>> ♪ >> veterans got a patriotic musical and real salute here in northeast philadelphia today. the delaware valley veterans home held a birthday party marking 241 years for our army. army under secretary patrick murphy was on land to take part in that celebration. a delaware county first grade class turned to youtube to find the state of pennsylvania a new state rock. >> ♪ this video from opinion nell elementary school in aston got the attention of the state senator he came to their class to talk about the campaign for the rock quartz and how to get harrisburg to make it pennsylvania's official rock. >> children in pennsylvania being urged to turn a page or two this summer as well. the free library of philadelphia started its summer of wonder program today. mayor jim kenney gave his endorsement saying reading books during the summer will
make them better readers come the school year. the program brings kids' activities to city libraries until august 5th. the hit broadway show hamilton cleaned house at the 70th annual tony awards last night. the musical captured 11 awards just one short of breaking the record held by the producers. that included best score, best book and best musical. this year also marked a win for diversity. for the first time ever, each of the four awards in the musical acting categories went to actors or actresses of color. and that included philadelphia's own leslie odom, jr., who won best actor for his portrayal of aaron burr in hamilton. odom grew up in east oak lane and graduated from the masterman school. congratulations to him. >> very exciting. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 we'll check that accuweather forecast. >> as we look live outside from philadelphia international airport, sky6 showing you a nice evening. meteorologist cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come
filtered through high thin clouds. this is our live sky6 temple university camera looking at william penn atop of city hall and you can see that we do have a veil of some thin cirrus clouds out there. the clouds will be thinning out as we head through the overnight hours and actually tomorrow i think we'll see a good amount of sunshine and today a lot more comfortable than over the week. saturday's high 92. we have a heat index of 97 degrees with those high dewpoints. yesterday we hit 90 in philadelphia with wind gusts up to about 40 miles per hour. today 77 degrees the high so far and that's 5 degrees below average. so, pretty comfortable out there. allentown 72. reading 75. cape may .74. trenton 73. and wilmington currently 76 degrees. dewpoints really tell the story. on saturday, we had dewpoints near 70 degrees. it was very humid. we've got dewpoints now generally around 50 degrees or lower. so that is an indication of a very dry air mass and that really will be with us through the day again tomorrow.
satellite6 along with action radar showing a wide view. we've got high pressure in control of our weather, so those high thin clouds spilling over that ridge of high pressure. the next system i'm tracking is way out in the plain states and what it will do is first push a warm front through on wednesday and then that low pressure just meanders over us through the day on thursday into friday and that will bring us the next round of wet weather. tonight, though, will be a dry night, partly cloudy, very comfortable, 63 in philadelphia which is the normal low for this time of the year so seasonable. allentown 54. wilmington 60 and cape may 62 degrees. and if you look at the chance of precipitation, you can see that it really does spike on thursday with periods of rain and then on friday, looks like the first half of the day we have a chance of some rain as well before we dry things out. right in time for father's day weekend. so the five day at 5:showing tomorrow very nice, low humidity, mostly sunny skies, a high of 80 degrees. on wednesday, with that warm front we'll see a little bit more in the form of some cloud
cover. it gets warmer with a high of 86 and then that low pressure meandering over us on thursday will bring us occasional rain and drizzle, not a washout of a day but you'll want your umbrella 76 degrees. that rain lingering into friday morning then sunshine, 77 and saturday mostly sunny with a high of 80 degrees and of course sunday is very important. it's father's day. i'll let you know what to expect with that coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast. rick, i know you want to know. >> it better be nice. >> it better be. >> i've got a brunch to go to. thank you cecily. much more still to come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:30. parts of the lone star state are under water tonight following severe storms. what authorities are doing to help residents recover. >> plus, olympic track star turned convicted murderer oscar pistorius appears before a judge in south africa again. why he is back in court. and we'll have more on the continuing investigation into the massacre in orlando. what the republican and democratic presidential candidates said today about it when "action news" comes right
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florida, are prompting the presidential candidates to take a stronger stand against terrorism and gun control. what they told their supporters at a. >> a sad day in new hope bucks county as the gay community reacts to the mass murders in florida. tonight an 8 o'clock vigil is planned. i'm nora muchanic. i'll have all the details coming up on "action news." >> also a car spur careens out of control and ends up inside of a home. what authorities say happened just prior to the crash. >> our average of the massacre in orlando begins with federal investigators who are zero rogue in on every part of omar mateen's past right up until he walked into that pulse nightclub sunday morning and started shooting. >> federal authorities said today that the 29-year-old security guard first came to their attention back in may of 2013. >> the fbi says mateen told coworkers his family had ties to al-qaeda after he had been teased. two interviews were conducted with him and after a 10 month investigation the case was closed with no charges filed. a second investigation was
opened when it was found mateen had indirect contact with a florida born suicide bomber. that investigation also turned up nothing. >> meanwhile 48 of the 49 people killed in the shootings have been identified. among the dead is 17-year-old west catholic high school graduate akyra murray. she was to attend mercyhurst the college on a full basketball scholarship in the fall. of the 53 people injured in the shooting 29 still remain in the hospital. six underwent surgery today. officials say the fact that the trauma center was only a block away from the club made it easier to deliver critical care to the wounded. >> "action news" reporter nora muchanic is live in new hope bucks county for us where a vigil to honor the victims is scheduled for tonight. >> nora. >> reporter: monica, rick, as you know, new hope has a vibrant gay culture here and lots of people were looking for a way to respond to the massacre in florida. so, they've decided that tonight they're going to meet her along the delaware river at 8 o'clock. now there's no making sense of
what's happened but they're hoping that being together remembering the victims will provide some comfort. >> i still cannot believe it. it's still very shocking to me and i'm still in a little bit of disbelief about it. in gay friendly new hope where rainbow flags hang everywhere during pride month in june plans are under way for a 8 o'clock vigil tonight to be held on the delaware river water front right next to the bucks county playhouse off main street organized by a local group called new hope celebrates which runs the annual gay pride parade. >> to be an opportunity for the communities to gather together and remember those that were lost as a result of this tragic shooting. >> i am hoping that it's a time of mourning, a time of anger and also a time for action. >> reporter: many people we spoke with today talked about the need to press legislators to outlaw assault type rifles like the one used in there orlando mass can kerr. >> and i think this time we really have to do something. i mean, even throw it's affected my community, the gay
community, it's affecting americans. >> reporter: one of the vigil organizers had a friend who was inside the pulse club when the gunman opened fire. >> he was posting from -- while it was going on and he just said there's mood and bodies everywhere but i textd him and he just said i'm alive and just isn't shock. >> reporter: the raven is a well known restaurant and popular gay bar in new hope. today owner steve round pretty with new hope's police chief to discuss security at the club in the wake of the mass shooting. >> what we are doing now going forward is making sure that all of our bartenders everybody that works here our servers as well as our security team is just being more vigilant. it just under scores the fact that as far as we think we've come there's still a long way to go. >> reporter: back lie along the river lots of people here are heartbroken and feeling helpless and so as people will be all over the country tonight in their own communities the people here will be having a vigil at 8 o'clock next to the playhouse along the river to
honor those who were and injured in this massive massive shooting. live in new hope, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you nora. support for the victims of the orlando massacre was almost immediate and overwhelming online from as close as new york city to as far away as hamburg germany australia even south korea. strangers are sharing their grief over the senseless tragedy and just a short time ago a show of strengths in the face of so much hatred hundreds gathered in dublin ireland london evening land and cardiff wales for rallies many saying love is love then love wins. >> ♪ >> speaking of britain the london gay men's chorus serenaded. scenes like this one are being repeated around the world tonight. you're taking a live look at the eiffel tower in paris
france. tonight it is lit in the colors of the rainbow just like the lgbt flag to honor the victims of orlando. today the french president vowed to toughen the fight against terrorism "at the side of the american people." >> the tragedy in orlando is impacting the presidential campaign. presumptive nominees hillary clinton and donald trump made changes to their schedules this week and both addressed the massacre during speeches today. however, the candidates are taking different approaches to tackling the problem. hillary clinton told supporters today that as president she will make identifying and stopping lone wolves a top priority. she wants to create a cooperative network that identifies potential threats. clinton also wants to significantly strengthen gun laws saying guns of war have noplace on the streets. >> if the fbi is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked.
>> meanwhile the presumptive republican nominee donald trump took a much more critical tone. he repeated his call to ban muslims from coming into the united states. >> we cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer. the only reason the killer was in america in the first place was because we allowed his family to come here. >> trump accused the democratic establishment of being weak when it comes to tackling terroristic threats. hillary clinton says trump's anti-muslim rhetoric is dangerous and will not lead to healing and both seemed to disagree on their stance when it can comes to gun legislation. well, a democratic senator from connecticut says he is fed up with the lack of gun control in the united states. and he tweeted out this image today which said, i will not attend one more moment of silence on the floor. our silence does not honor the victims. it mocks them. and underneath the photo it
reads policy change for orlando. not one more. you can join the ongoing conversation about this tragedy on our facebook and twitter pages where we will bring you constant updates and where you can also share your thoughts and condolences for the victims' families. monica. >> officials say a person has died after crashing their car into a home suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel. chopper 6hd was over the scene at noon today here in the 6800 block of rosemont avenue in pennsauken. the driver lost control and slammed into a vacant home. the person was pronounced dead at the scene. it's not clear if they died because of the crash or from that medical emergency. police are still not identifying a man who died in this single vehicle crash overnight in northeast philadelphia. they say the driver was going at a high rate of speed on bustleton avenue when that person struck a wall and a tree. no one else was hurt. it is believed a cigarette thrown into some bushes may have sparked these flames that left 12 cars burned in
montgomery county. it happened yesterday afternoon at a wal-mart parking lot in harleysville. officials say the fire started in some mulch and quickly spread. >> several people displaced by fire at an apartment complex in here lie county today. the blaze broke out around 2:30 a.m. here on the 500 block of station avenue. no word on the cause. firefighters were called to that same location yesterday evening when power lines came down on a shed sparking a fire. philadelphia police just released surveillance video from a robbery at a wawa last month. it's on the 6900 block of castor avenue in northeast philadelphia. the video shows the male suspect acting like he has a weapon in his pocket and then demanding money. he specifically asked for all 20's. the clerk behind the counter complied and the suspect ran off. no one was hurt. but if you recognize the man in the video, you're asked to call police. pennsylvania governor tom wolf is scheduled to undergo a procedure tomorrow for prostate cancer. he revealed back in february that he is battling a mild form of the disease.
wolf's treatment tomorrow will keep him at home a few days but he will not give up his duties to the lieutenant governor. >> time to get a check of the traffic scene she said on a monday night. see how things are rolling start the week. >> i know was meant. i'm not sure if matt does. matt, did you understand. >> i am tracking the traffic and now we'll to the check on the admiral wilson boulevard. i think this is going to be one of our big traffic stories of the week that we're tracking, rick and monica. huge delays on the eastbound admiral wilson because of construction that's scheduled to be out here all week long. the construction starts here, continues on 38 eastbound just past the old airport circle past 130. it's emergency gas main work blocking two of the four lanes again scheduled until saturday morning so what this means is as you come off the ben franklin bridge in camden, don't get on the eastbound side of the admiral wilson boulevard through pennsauken or you're going to be stuck with this. get on 676 southbound and then use roads like mount ephraim avenue, maybe route 30 the
white horse pike. you could use 130 as well for your detouring. the crash in gloucester city has cleared out n newark we still have a pair of accidents one along route two capitol trail at red mill road by the bp station. one on 95 southbound approaching 896 causing restrictions. up in pipe percentville watch out for a crash along easton road 611 at old easton road. better news coming in today in oreland montgomery county. they finally opened the oreland mill bridge over sunnybrook creek. use that. it is available to you once again. there we go. we end on a good note, rick and monica. >> thank you. >> thank you, matt. >> still ahead on "action news" tonight olympian turned convicted murderer oscar pistorius is back if a south african courtroom. we'll tell you why. >> residents in one southern state are drying out after record rain swamped several communities. cecily. >> a relatively cool and comfortable start to the work week but i'm tracking assists from that will bring us rain
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>> oscar pistorius returned to south african courtroom today for a new sentencing hearing. the former olympic star is under louse arrest for the shooting dench his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. but he faces prison time under a newly imposed murder conviction. at today's hearing a psychologist testified that pistorius is "broken and needs mental treatment" not time in prison. pistorius play not testify. the hearing could last all week. >> well, another line of storms is moving through flood wary dallas texas. 60 miles away from dallas flooding closed down a stretch of interstate 45. some drivers will to be rescued. their cars and trucks got damaged by the rising waters. parts of texas were left under water by a few feet of rain in recent weeks. >> time for sports. ducis is here. the sixers getting ready for the draft. >> yeah, they've got some decisions to make. two big guys at the top of the nba draft. that draft is 10 days away and if you think you know which player the sixers will take
with the number one overall pick you might be wrong. today the team had bran ton ingram in for a workout. six-nine guard out of duke averaged better than 17 points per game in his lone college season. sixers say they have not decided yet between ingram and lsu's ben simmons. ingram says he's okay if he's taken first or 31st. >> i feel like i should be a nba player. i can't make the decision at the end of the day but of course i worked so hard to get to this points i'm just happy to hear my name being called on draft night. >> he's a versatile forward that can lath handle the ball, n shoot the ball and he's a silky smooth small forward. he can do a lot. >> as for simmons he has not been in for a workout yet. the team is trying but seems like simmons and his agent will not work out for any team. how about this? how about this is a welcome sight. joel embiid practicing hard. he continues to work his way back if foot surgery. the video begs the question is embiid close to being cleared
to finally play? >> it's the question of the day so let me just put it to rest. he will not play summer league basketball but what he will do is join the team in las vegas, be with our coaches, be around that team environment again which is very important that we start to acclimate him to being in that team environment again so he'll do some controlled scrimmaging. >> if the warriors plan to make it back the back nba claims tonight they will have to do it while being short-handed. the news came down yesterday that dramond green suspended for tonight's game five against cleveland for being assessed his fourth flagrant foul this post season. golden state still has steph curry. curry says the warriors plan to use green's absence as fuel. >> i know he's going give us positive energy. he's going support us as a team the best way he can even though he's not going to be on the floor. and we have to go out and get a win for him. >> once again the warriors can close it outweigh victory tonight. watch game five of the nba
finals here on 6abc at 9:00. several eagles both currents and former got together today for a if cause. the 32nd annual ron jaworski celebrity golf challenge was fled egg harbor city. money was raised fo. doug pederson was there. he doesn't mind getting away if football for a little bit. >> it's a great way to end the off season for myself and, you know, just ron does a great job. 32 years of this, you know, in this community and credit hats off to him and his wife and just the passion that he has for his foundation, for the kids, the nfl alumni, the people that you see and honor to be a part of it. >> coming up at 6 o'clock peterson will tell us what he's seen from sam bradford this off season here's a hint. he's seen a lot. let's try canada. the phillies begin a series in toronto tonight. this after being swept out of d.c. and guess who had the big hit
in yesterday's game. phillies up four-three in the bottom of the ninth jayson werth hit a two out two run single off gomez. phillies lost five-four. they have now dropped four games in a row. trying to get back on track tonight in toronto. >> okay. >> thank you ducis. >> thank you ducis. >> a south jersey community preparinpreparing to honor chria grimmie the sing are gunned down after her concert in florida over the weekend. a candlelight vigil is planned for 8:45 tonight at the evesham township memorial complex on tuckerton road. the 22-year-old grimmie was shot to death while signing autographs in orlando on friday just hours before the unrelated mass can kerr is a different orlando nightclub. police say grimmie's killer kevinible took his own life. still trying to determine an exact motive.
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in front of the philadelphia museum of art where we're seeing a good amount of sunshine, a little bit on the breezy side, some high thin clouds have been rolling in throughout the course of the day but temperature-wise a breath of fresh air. our afternoon high, 78 degrees. that's 4 degrees below normal. morning low 61. 2 degrees below normal. so, it feels pretty nice out there. philadelphia currently 77. the same in millville. reading 75, trenton 73. cape may 73 and wilmington 76 degrees. wind speeds show that you it is still a little bit on the breezy side. winds at 14 miles an hour in philadelphia but yesterday we had those 40 miles an hour wind gusts so those have now moved off and satellite6 along with action radar slowing that we started today with a lot of sunshine. we have some high thin clouds spilling out over the ridge of high pressure but these clouds will be clearing out as we head through the overnight hours. so tonight is going to be a pretty comfortable night. overnight low 54 degrees in
the suburbs, 63 for center city. we wake up with clear skies tomorrow and tomorrow plenty of sunshine and actually with the clouds clearing out tonight, a great opportunity to see the international space station, science geek in me lovers this stuff. you don't have a very big window, though. at 9:49, look up to the west-northwest sky s it will be visible for three minutes traveling from the west-northwest to the southeast and it never gets more than about 67 degrees above the horizon. tomorrow high pressure back in control. beautiful weather. mostly sunny skies, a high of 80 degrees, low humidity. on wednesday, this is when a warm front moves in. so, this will toss a few more clouds our way. warm things up to 86 degrees and that low pressure will meander over us on thursday through the first half of the day on friday and that will be really our next round of wet weather. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, beautiful weather tomorrow, mostly sunny
skies, low humidity, temperature couple notches higher than today, 80 degrees but still that's below normal. you like it warmer? you got that on wednesday. mixture of clouds and sunshine with a high of 86 degrees. late wednesday night really through the day on thursday not a washout. not raining all day but periods of rain and drizzle, a high of 76 degrees. friday transition day. we wake up with some lingering rain and high pressure begins to nudge in by the afternoon. that will break some of the clouds for some sunshine. still a little bit on the cool side, 77 degrees and heading into father's day weekend, at this point it's looking nice with high pressure in control, mostly sunny on saturday, 80 degrees. on sunday for father's day, very nice as well, 83. one caveat for the weekend. i do have to watch low pressure off the coast. at this point looks like it will stay east of us enough to bring us a dry weekend but that's something i'll be watching and then monday mostly sunny and the heat is on with a high up to 90 degrees, so all in all a pretty nice weekend. we'll need the umbrella on
thursday. >> okay. >> thank you cecily. >> thanks cecily. >> this reminder 6abc.com/weather is a great resource for you 24 hours a day. storm tracker6 live radar shows changes the minute they happen. you can also get the latest updates from our meteorologists by following them on facebook and twitter. philadelphia mayor jim kenney gave a pep speech today in olney. the mayor got a hug for offering words of wisdom to boys and girls at olney elementary school. he discussed his push for pre-k for everyone and how that can help students. he also urged them to try sports or theater something that makes them stand out even more. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and mower next at six ooh. we continue to follow the latest on the orlando massacre. tonight that community is coming together. we will show you now a live report from orlando. >> also "action news" confirmed two victims in the shooting were from philadelphia. we've got details coming up. >> closing arguments under way
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> tonight the tears are flowing in orlando as people are trying to give comfort to each other. and memorials and vigils are beginning to take shape as a community, a city, a country try to come to grips with the
latest terrorist attack, the biggest mass shooting in the history of the united states. it is monday night. and the big story on "action news" tonight is the latest information on the attack early sunday at the pulse nightclub an attack that claimed 49 lives and wounded 50 more. tonight the fbi is portraying the gunman, 29-year-old american born omar mateen as a home groan extremist who got his inspiration largely from material he saw on the internet. mateen expressed allegiance to isis but in the past also to al-qaeda and hezbollah, a sworn enemy of isis and we know that the fbi had investigated mateen twice before. >> we're also going to look hard at our own work to see whether there's something we should have done differently. so far the honest answer is i don't think so. i don't see anything in reviewing our work that our agents should have done differently but w