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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy.
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good afternoon we begin with breaking news from delaware county. a massive manhunt for the man that shot a fullcroft police officer. he was ambushed and shot multiple time at the intersection of providence and oak streets. the wounded officer is rushed to the hospital. our live team coverage begins with "action news" reporter, john rawlins, joining us live from the scene with the latest. >> reporter: i'm at elmwood. to the right is the fullcroft train station and to the left is the police station to the left of me is where the activity has been. it's an active police situation, a contingent of heavily armed delivers were in an armered vehicle and are now out of sight and moved to the left season right and seem to be getting
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ready to take some sort of action. they look like they are about to lay siege to some building back there. a 26-year-old police officer was responded to a report of drug activity. we are told he was ambushed and shot multiple times and he is now in the hospital in critical but stable condition. that triggered the massive manhunt around the train station and police station, various departments are involved and the feds and atf are here. we talked to a person some block as way and he was near an open window and heard three rapid shots fired this morning and a short pause of seconds and followed by four rapid shots and then later heard sirens, all of this occurred at 10:00 this morning, he looked up at the clock as soon as he heard the gunshots. we are adjacent to the railroad
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here, and both amtrak and septa trains are suspended because of the proximity to the crime scene. we have not so far heard from any officials at this point. that may change, we are told sometime between now and 1:00 we may hear from some officials at a nearby school center, they are having a briefing. we'll await word from there. this is still and remains apparently an active police situation. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. our team coverage continues at penn presbyterian hospital where the officer is being treated. gray hall joins us with and update. >> reporter: as you know we are working hard to bring you the latest information on this breaking news story. but the most up to date information about this 26-year-old officer's condition is that he is listed in critical
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but stable condition and initial reports say he was shot three times but now we are hearing he was shot seven times. lets set the scene, here where the officer is recovering, we don't know this officer's name. he is 26 years old, there are several officers on the scene showing support for the injured officer and we shot video, we counted about a dozen officers on the scene here, and at times we see officers running inside the hospital to check on the condition of the officer. again a 26-year-old officer shot in furoft. he was rushed here to penn presbyterian. in philadelphia. and again a strong show of support here, and it's interesting to see the officers
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come together in this time of need for their fellow officers. no doubt family and friends inside of this hospital room, this officer recovering in critical but stable condition. shot seven times. as we get more information we'll bring that right to you. >> all right thank you. we have been alerting you to updates as they happen through the 6 abc news app. we bring you photos and videos from that scene in delaware county. stay with us throughout the day as developments unfold and stay with us on social media as the breaking news story continues. now the latest fallout from britain's vote to leave the european union. they are taking a dive including wall street right now it's down 469 points as investors react to the shocking decision and how it can impact the global economy.
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here is more on the impact here in the u.s. >> reporter: the international spotlight on world markets from u.s., china, germany and especially great britain. this could impact your financial savings. an earth shattering decision made by the united kingdom. >> the british people have spoken and the answer is we are out. the first to speak out was prime minister, cameron. >> they have decided to take a different path and now the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. >> an overwhelming 17 million uk voters voting to leave the european union. those supporting the exit part of the anti-establishment sentiment, angry about the immigration and control of borders. >> if isis can get into turkey
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there is no reason they can't get into england and we could have a belgium thing or paris thing. >> right here in the united states, investors in absolute panic. >> very, very difficult day inside, that said, various authorities are working hard in order to build up the resilience of the world's finance system. >> here in the u.s. 401(k) and retirements can be in jeopardy. >> you'll likely see that impacting your 401(k), the average 401(k) savings account in this country would lose about $2,700. >> the united kingdom is the first european country to leave the union. it will take minimum of two years to separate. >> well, leaders and politicians
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around the world are reacting to the stunning vote as well. donald trump is in scotland today to open a new golf course today. he called the results great news even though scottish citizens voted to remain. >> hillary clinton says she respects the decision they made and wants to make sure it doesn't hurt the economy. president obama and vice president biden also weighed in and we'll have more on that at 12:30. it's philadelphia 76ers will announce their draft selections including their number one pick, ben simmons, he will address the immediate ya media. today's news conference is at 3:00 this afternoon. we'll stream it live for you online at and still to come on "action news" at noon, the philadelphia teenager killed in the orlando nightclub shooting is being laid
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all right recapping our top story this morning. the shooting of a folcroft police officer, the manhunt continues for the suspect that shot the officer several times. they are combing the area at elmwood. he shot the officer 26 years old and only a year on the force, the officer is in critical but stable condition. "action news" crews are at both locations, we'll bring you updates throughout the newscast and a news conference that we expect to happen within the hour. >> funeral services are being held for akyra murray, the philadelphia teenager shot and killed during the orlando nightclub massacre. friends and family gathered to say good-bye to the promising 18-year-old.
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katherine scott is live outside of the monumental baptist church with more on the tribute. >> reporter: the church is packed with people here to remember 18-year-old akyra murray, many are wearing red because it was her favorite color and her teammates are in their basketball jerseys, the funeral is going on now for this daughter, sister and friend. first viewing and then the funeral for 18-year-old akyra murray. >> she was a real nice young lady. >> akyra was at club pulse with her friend patience and tiara. all three hid in a bathroom and all three were shot and akyra did not survive. patience and tiara are still recovering from their injuries
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came to the church for the ceremony. >> it soothes you and brings you comfort and peace -- >> akyra had just graduated west catholic high school with honors and a basketball player with a full basketball scholarship to mercy university. all of them are here to remember this teenager, gone too soon for her loved ones and through prayer and song. ♪ ♪ a lot of powerful songs and words inside of the church this morning and minutes ago they read out the names of the 48
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other victims killed in that massive shooting. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. four people were killed and a toddler still missing after powerful storms swamped west virginia, the boy 4 years old was swept away in waters north of ravens wood near the ohio border. and a dramatic scene in the southern region, floodwaters sent a home down a river. >> people can't get out and they can't get in. >> this is the worst i've ever seen it. >> the governor there has issued a state of emergency for 44 counties and deployed 150 members of the national guard to help emergencyers in west virginia. at least 80 buildings were
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destroyed when flames spread to hillside neighborhoods there. another 1500 crews are considered at risk season fire crews have issued evacuation orders to several residents. no injuries have been reported. experts are testing the use of small drones for emergency disaster relief. this is new video from cape may, an independent company tests whether drones could carry medical samples into other zones, researchers say that the drones could have helped in a situation like super storm sandy or hurricane katrina. >> imagine after hurricane katrina you had people trapped in the super dome and people on the roof of houses who were riding on the roof what kind of medicine they needed, if this humanitarian relief could be delivered by drone. >> officials believe it will
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take five years before drone becomes a routine part of any disaster response. still to come on "action news" at noon, 100 reasons to celebrate in montgomery county. we'll show you the birthday bash for members of this centenarian club. selfies are cool.
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the dow and the nasdaq and s&p are all taking a dive after britain's shocking vote to leave the european union. we have much more fallout coming up at 12:30. new jersey lawmakers have approved a hike in the minimum wage over the next five years. current minimum wage is 8:38 but rise to $10.10. chris christie has criticized the bill and may veto it. if you live to be 100 it's time for a big bash. tamala edwards shows us how one local community is honoring its centenarians. >> happy birthday dear
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centenarians! >> they throw a party each year with balloons and cakes and lots of love. this year was a party for 60 in landsdale. >> i hope it's as special for them as it is for us. it's an honor and privilege to celebrate their lives. >> the nonl that they have been the number of years of experience, they have many stories to tell. >> reporter: the world has changed in their lifetime. >> we were the second people on our street to have a car and the second people to have a phone and the second people to have electricity. >> and these seniors are more focus the on the future. >> i'm interested on what is coming now. >> the exploration of space it's astounding what plans they have. >> what is the secret of long life? >> do unto otherses that you would have done to you. >> live one day after the other. >> a lot of us has to do with
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the care i got through my wife. we were married 64 years. >> with their loved ones all around these elders were given the attention and love they deserved. >> people don't believe i am 100. i do. l values are, you inspire us to bring you real value every day.
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meteorologist melissa magee is here with the accuweather forecast. we may have to deal with precipitation before tomorrow? >> yes, especially depending on your locate. south of philadelphia is what we are clueing in on. we see stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you the showers right now, south of philadelphia pressing into wilmington and also into areas south of south jersey and delaware. if you are south of glassboro or
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elmer or into salem. we are dealing with a pocket of moisture and same with fortescue, we have one lightning strike associated with the cluster moving on through. a rip of energy is moving north across our region this afternoon. if are you in philadelphia, chopper 6 hd was up high above the skies looking at the channel 6 zoo balloon, a lot of folks are enjoying a beautiful friday morning and afternoon. the schuylkill river is in the picture as well. depending on your location philadelphia 81. 76 in cape may and 80 in reading and 80 in allentown and 76 in wilmington and 78 in dover. you look at the dew points it's a level of moisture in the air and we certainly have the humidity with us, a 66 degree
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dew point in philadelphia at this hour, 72 in cape may, 75 in dover, any time you have dew point numbers above 70 degrees, you can feel it's quite oppressive. 63 dew point in trenton. here is satellite 6 along with action radar, here is the frontal boundary we are tracking, it's in virginia but some moisture is moving into our regions, some showers in south jersey and delaware. some of this precipitation could move into area west of philadelphia as we go throughout the early evening hours, as we head into the weekend we are calling for lots of warmth overhead not just saturday but even on sunday, this ridge of high pressure works its way across much of new england and it's sunny and dry saturday and sunday and bright and sunny sky overhead and temperatures near 90 both days over the weekend, if you are traveling down the shore to kick things off,
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sunshine and clouds and high of 85 and saturday pleasant and 76 and upper 70s on sunday and a mixture of clouds and sunshine and this frontal boundary -- and the poconos if you travel there on friday, not bad sun and a few clouds and upper 70s and 81 into sunday. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast partly sunny today and a high up to 85 and warm and sunny on saturday in at 87 degrees and sunday mostly sunny and warm in at 88 and monday clouds and sun and a thunderstorm is possible as we go throughout the day in at 87. and showers and storm as rising on tuesday 87 and lower 80s into next wednesday and thursday. watching for the showers south and west of the city today rick. >> thank you. there is more ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at 12:30.
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we have live team coverage of an officer shot in delaware county. and the decision for britain to exit the european union. that and much more when we come right back.
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"action news" continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again sara is off and we continue to follow breaking news at this hour in delaware
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county. a folcroft police officer is shot multiple times and a massive manhunt continues for the suspect. the officer is in critical but stable condition now, it happened at the intersection of elm street. we have gray hall outside of penn presbyterian hospital but lets begin with john rawlins is joins us live near the scene. >> we are live at elm wood in folcroft to the right is the folcroft train station ton the left is the folcroft police station and the focus is to the north here along elm wood to a series of apartments. a kcontingent of heavily arms officers were in an armored vehi


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