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replace equipment. vernon odom is live now with more. >> reporter: good afternoon rick and monica. police say that the two dozen number is conservative in its estimations, the thief as a skill in pulling the batteries free from the big trucks and stealing them and continues to give the police the slip here in delaware county and giving large truck operators fits. >> everything was neat and tidy and the guy took his time and took the batteries. >> how many? >> three batteries in this truck. heavy duty. >> he took three batteries crippling part of his construction company waiting for replacements for operation. >> three batteries, $110 a piece
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$350 bus time and convenience. >> here in chester there is a rash of these large battery thefts in this part of delaware county. more than 20 along the corridor in recent weeks. they identified this man as their suspect in all cases. his picture here carrying allegedly stolen batteries pops up in all the surveillance video police have been abe to get their hands on. they would like a tip call. >> the video we have is the same guy every time in different places. the same guy hitting chester and we have him on video. >> by telephone today the owners of eddie stone's paying companies. tell us they have had more than 20 batteries stolen in the past week at a loss of more than $10,000 when replacements and loss workday costs are totalled. >> that is just out of eddie
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stone, i'm not sure of the other municipalities. >> monica, so the police are asking if you can help them nail this thief. he is a serial thief. call police in chester or here in eddie stone. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you vernon. and this just into "action news" the mother of a murdered philadelphia teenager spoke to "action news" as police search for the gunman that pulled the trigger. the shooting happened last night in the 2100 block of port richmond. 14-year-old frazer was shot multiple times at 9:30 and pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital and a 16-year-old was hit by gun fire and survived and is now out of the hospital. in the past 30 minutes "action news" spoke with the heart broken mother. >> am living a mom's worst
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nightmare. no mom should have to live this nightmare. >> the motive for the shooting is unclear and we are told that dozens of people were outside when the shooting happened. they hope that someone will come forward with more information. >> philadelphia city leaders banded together to deliver a message of safety. philadelphia's top fire check asked residents to prepare themselvesed and their loved ones if they find themselves in a similar situation. bob brooks is live now where the most recent fire broke out. >> reporter: rick, this is also the same scene where two young children lost their lives. 9 and 7 years old. you see the home as soon as the truck goes by a small memorial is made in their honor and city leaders say they hope that the last memorial that has to be
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made. they called a meeting at the fire headquarters, in north philadelphia teams were passing out smoke debtors to anyone that needs them. sparked by two fires over the last two weeks, claiming the lives of six people two of which were children ages 9 and 7 years old. >> a tragic week, we lost philadelphians two of them children to fatal fires. >> officials say a lack of smoke debtors played a part. they were killed. and officials can not stress enough the need for a 10 year lithium battery smoke detector on every floor. >> if you can't afford a smoke alarm call 311. we'll be out and the red cross will be out. >> you are asked to make a less than two minute plan out of the house. >> you need to know how to get
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out of your house in the precious two minutes. you need a customized fire escape plan. >> this is the violent scene in north philly two weeks ago early sunday morning. it's confirmed that monique gullry and her grandchildren prosecutence and her brother were trapped inside and killed. and they hinted that the fire was purposefully started. and the early stages of the investigation and the chances of an accelerant being used. >> no, not as far as i know. >> a look at the memorial. one motto that was talked about at that news conference today was fire is everyone one's fight. city leaders need some help in this. make sure you have the working smoke detectors in your home and have the two minute plan in your home. reporting live in north philadelphia, bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. delaware governor john
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carnie signed three bills today continuing his fight against the state's conviction crisis for substance treatment and back in march governor carnie called for an all hands on deck approach to fight the opioid epidemic. and turning to accuweather and another dreary day in the delaware valley. stom-showing you the center city skyline and the cloudy damp weather today and there is a break coming and finally some sunshine in the forecast. cecily tynan is here now with more on that. >> i think sunshine is something we'll all appreciate, because we have been stuck in the may gloom for the past 10 days, seven of them are completely cloudy. and five of the past ten days afternoon highs are only in the 60s. average high for this time of year 78 degrees, for the past 10 days we have more than 3 inches
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of rain and average amount for the month of may is 3.7. double scan live radar showing there is showers and thunderstorms out across central pennsylvania and some of them have been severe and some tornado warnings but as this system moves to the east. it's encounter the cooler air and these are really starting to fall apart. cool air is like kryptonite to storms. philadelphia the easterly flow only 62 degrees and warmer out to the west. tomorrow we shift this weather pattern at least briefly. tonight a dying thunderstorm, shower expected northwest suburbs mainly. tomorrow you wake up it's cloudy again, and however good things come to those that wait. and we see sun developing and afternoon thunderstorms and more details on what to expect as we start june on thursday with the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. >> a man walked into a wawa and went behind the counter and took two boxes of cigarettes.
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the camera caught the robbery in the store sunday night. a female worker says she told the suspect he was not allowed behind the counter and he said he had a gun and would shoot her. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report tuesday night. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. we are not dealing with sun glare but damp conditions in spots and now a crash along 202 southbound side by route 29 the great valley exit. i showed you the southbound delays and they were already here and then the accident happened here and the left lane is blocked from chester brook and you hit a wall of traffic as emergency crews remain on the scene and a crash at warminster and active auto sales at jacksonville road. we don't have the crash but big delays in both directions by the schuylkill and a solid line of traffic with afternoon volume at
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this point. taconymal mire abridge is up for a passing ship. and haddon heights 295 at 30 the white horse pike, up ahead a crash on the left shoulder and jammed back to route 73. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. a communications crisis in the white house, the tense day in the briefing room after a shakeup in the trump administration as the scope of the investigation continues to grow. in sports, new information about tiger woods crash and arrest in florida. and the myth about strokes one south jersey family is trying to dispel after the medical emergency hit close to home. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. ♪
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more than a dozen homes and a turkey farm were destroyed by strong storms in one part of north carolina. severe winds and heavy rain moved through sampson county there were lots of downed trees and power lines, at least four people were hurt including a woman in a mobile home that flipped over. and a man accused of on a
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computer train is set to go before a judge. that jeremy christian was jelling anti-muslim slurs and her friend who was wearing a hijab. men interviewed and he stabbed them and is facing aggravated murder and attempted murder. ariana grande has announced a charity concert. grande will return to manchester sunday less than two weeks after a bomber set off an explosion in the foyer of the manchester arena. 22 people were killed. this sunday's show. features stars like justin beeper and cold play and katy perry. the funds go to the city of manchester and the red cross. tickets go on sale on thursday. singer, olivia newton-john sets up her tour after a diagnosis of breast cancer.
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she canceled her tour two weeks ago because of severe back pain. it's because of breast cancer that -- to her sake rum. turning to health check one local family is sharing their story hoping to raise awareness about strokes. their message is that it can happen to anyone at any age. ali gorman is here now with their story. >> reporter: it's such an important message. strokes just don't happen to adults. they can strike at any age even before birth. a south jersey family is sharing their story. 11-year-old evan boxly plays piano nor fun now but it used to be for therapy to help him regain hand music because of strokes. three years ago evan revealed bad headaches but tests did not
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show problems. >> they treated him as a migraine sufferer, and she was about to take her son to the doctor for what seemed like a stomach virus and things got worse. >> evan stopped talking and walking and just wailing. >> doctors determine that evan had had a stroke. that blood vessels in the brain were blocked by bits breaking off from a tiny tumor in their heart. >> i never would have thought that children had a stroke. after open heart surgery to remove the tumor evan was on the road to recovery. >> i had to learn how to walk again, and balance. and talk -- >> there were hiccups however, including mini strokes probably caused by microscopic blood clots, blood thirns keep the risks under control now but limit some activities.
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>> we can't go to water parks or amusement rides that are too rigorous are off limits, so are can't sports, but he ran runs track and enjoys pool and bowling with his dad and gearing up for his dream profession. >> i want to be a veterinarian. >> evan is also a regular at local american heart association events trying to get the word out for stroke prevention. >> the signs of stroke in kids and teenagers mostly the same as adults, such as sudden weakness or numbness or vision or speech problems but they can have other symptoms like trouble swallowing and memory loss and sudden difficulty with school work or sudden behavioral changes. when it doubt get it checked out quickly. >> we wish evan all the best. thank you. some locals took to the art museum steps to raise awareness for stroke victims today. they walked up the iconic steps
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for charity and everyone made it to the top including our own amy mccoram ein the blue there who exsees the event. the major milestone hit by am zone today on wall street. and the random act of kindness that made memorial day memorable for two emt's.
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wall street traders are returning from vacation after a slew of economic data because it drove the markets down. the dow jones lost 51 points and the nasdaq 7 and s&p 3. and amazon hit a major milestone. it passed the $1,000 per share mark for the first time ever. that values the company at $478 billion. double that of the world's biggest brick and mortar wal-mart. memorial day proved extra special for emt's working in delaware when a little girl gave them the sweetest surprise. cindy and two of her co-workers were on the job at the blue rock stadium last night.
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when out of nowhere a girl came up to them and gave them each a card. of her and her dog. it had a simple message saying thank you for being a hero. when they looked up the little girl was gone. >> not a word. she just handed us the card and off she went. >> it was really sweet. >> cindy called "action news" so she could publically tell lexington thank you because she did not get the chance to say it in person. >> coming up "action news" at 5:00 we'll check the forecast. looking live outside we'll show you the commodore barry bridge on a great tuesday evening. cecily tynan has sunshine in the five-day though. when "action news" comes right back.
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time now for a closer look at the accuweather forecast. cecily tynan with a look at sunshine. >> tomorrow lunch time. not today. we have a scattering of showers out there along 95 drizzle here and there. nothing all that organized. it's generally drifting to the east across new jersey and down the shore though we are seeing more showers throughout the day, this is one area with more than heavy downpours at somers point
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and strathmere, they have a lot of rain at the shore this month. atlantic city this is the second wettest may on record. 7.5 inches of rain and philadelphia is on the wet side 6.33 and that is the 11th wettest on record, we have more rain and wilmington close to 6 inches and trenton more than 5 and allentown more than 4 inches of rain. we are stuck in a wet weather pattern and with the easterly throw it's on the cool side. trend on and allentown and reading 61 and millville 63 and cape may and the atlanta see airport currently 61. satellite 6 along with action radar showing clouds if you look to the west you see the line of broken thunderstorms it's causing severe weather but since it's running foot cooler air it's beginning to break apart. future tracker 6 showing around 9:30 tonight. could have a few spotty showers, maybe a thunderstorm not really showing much activity at all.
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as we head through the overnight hours, it's cloudy and damp, and 8:30 tomorrow morning you wake up and the clouds are in place and however if you are patient by afternoon we see sunshine but with another front approaching we'll likely also get a few spotty showers or thunderstorms. but with a temperatures tomorrow finally up to about where we should be for this time of year. stuck in the 60s lately and with breaks of sunshine and the westerly wind temperatures should be climbing up through the 70s up to about 80 degrees tomorrow with peeks of afternoon sunshine and any storm could be severe, isolated threat of severe storms west of philadelphia and any storm could contain some damaging wind and some hail. the five-day at 5:00 showing tomorrow warmer with afternoon thunderstorms. >> and afternoon sunshine with a high of 80 degrees and thursday as we welcome june the pick of the week completely dry and
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mostly sunny and 83 and ahead of the front that brings evening thunderstorms and that sags to the south on saturday, as long as it goes south we should manage a dry day with 81 degrees but the front returns on sunday with showers and thunderstorms again and 71 and adam will let you know if that continues into next week in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. more to come in our next half hour off "action news" at 5:00. the fisherman would have used a bigger boat for this catch. we'll show you what landed in his lap. >> wow. >> more than 200 people are carted away in north carolina including high ranking officials. why they are facing charges. and sea world is back with big changes and the part that visitors should expect to see now.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again here is what is happening on "action news" tuesday night. president trump tries to focus on business as usual while new questions are raised about those closest to him and the possible involvement with russia. we are live with the latest
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coming up. two convenience store clerks are terrorized by those that demanded money and one ended up in the hospital. and rain could not keep the faithful away from celebrating a philadelphia institution aclosed its doors after several decaded of service. and the russian investigation expands and now includes president trump's personal attorney and that is just the beginning a senior member of the communications team has stepped down and rumors of a staff shakeup is gaining traction and questions about jared kushner's alleged interactions with russian is putting them on the defensive. >> reporter: hello there. mike dubke the white house communications director is now out of his job but he will continue helping during the transition and sean spicer says that he was the best administrator calling the
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russian investigation a lame excuse. >> for the first time in more than two weeks, white house press secretary sean spicer took to the podium and asked about the alligation of the president's son-in-law setting up a back channel with the kremlin. >> i'm not getting into that but your question predisposed facts that are not confirmed. >> and a shared frustration that he and the president has with the media. >> he is frustrated like i am and so many others to see stories come out that are pat t patently false. spicer abruptly ended the briefing. >> and one shouted out is kushner fake news. >> and republican senator john mccain says that russian president, vladimir putin poses a bigger threat than isis. >> it's the russian that tried
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to destroy the very fundamental of democracy and that is to try to change the outcome of an american election. >> and that expanded to include president trump's personal attorney and close confident michael cohen, he is not cooperating and declined to cooperate as the request was poorly phrased and overly broad and not capable of being answered. and now they have been granted subpoena miles per hours. spicer spend nine minutes answering question and now they are meeting with candidates to fill the head of the fbi and we'll see perhapses from there. and spicer reassured everyone that if the president sees a candidate he likes we'll all know. >> back to you monica. >> thank you. embattled security adviser michael flynn is facing a deadline.
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they passed the response to a pair of subpoena sent to his two businesses. and they may file contempt files against flynn if he refused to comply and the house committee also subpoenaed flynn and he will invoke his fifth amendment right. rather than to is close records about his meetings with russian officials. today the pentagon successfully shot down a mock warhead over the pacific ocean, it marked the milestone especially in the wake of north korea's vow to threaten the u.s. with a missile. and this was the first live teste vent using a system against a missile class weapon. the $244 million test will help determine what engineering upgrades still need to be made. two years after tamir rice was killed in cleveland the
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officer was fired. officer timothy lowman lost his job for lying on his job application a violation found while under review. rice was holding a pellet gun when a cruiser sped to a stop in front of him. he and his driver, also receive aid 10 day suspension for pulling up too close. he says the incident made the department evaluate and change some of its policies. >> we learned a lot from this incident and other incidents that happened since 2014. as you know our use of deadly force went dramatically down in the city of cleveland. >> the cleveland police union called the disciplinary action against the two officers a political witch hunt and the rice family released a statement that the decision only adds insult to their pain and grief. world news tonight with david muir has more on the tamir rice firing fallout as well as
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more on the russian investigation including president trump's son-in-law now in the spotlight. watch it tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. in other news two 7-eleven clerks were going about their normal shifts when armed thieves burst into their store and demanded money overnight and one misstep turned into gun fire. >> reporter: a clerk shot and this 7-eleven robbed this morning and a clerk shot. >> i am coming here for two years. >> i'm not surprised the area is targeted because it's a high crime area. >> it happened before 2:00 a.m. only two employees were inside of the store when two suspects arrived. one stayed outside as lookout with a mask covering his face and the other masked man approach aid clerk in the convenience store. he walked in and pointed the gun at the employee and requested
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money from the register. another employee that turned his back and put his hands up. >> another suspect acting at lookout and the suspect toll the clerk to open another register. >> the shooter got mad or frustrated and fired one time at the employee. and the employee got hit in the upper right arm area. and then the shooter fire aid shot into the ceiling. >> one suspect fled east and one suspect was found on the roof. >> our highway officers and police and k-9 in pursuit trying to find the male checking all the alleys. >> investigators say there is surveillance video of the incident from start to finish but so far they have not released it. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." a judge is expected to decide whether the widower of a
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murdered south jersey radio host should be forced to provide dna, arguments were held on friday regarding april kauffman's husband dr. jim kauffman. a blood sample found in the family's home has the victim's blood as well as another's blood. the prosecution want the judge to provide acheek swab even though until now he is not name aid suspect. and police want this man behind bars. wade daniels wanted for a stabbing at the wawa at route 38 if lumberton that he stabbed a male victim during a fight. daniels is considered armed and dangerous if you have seen him please call lum bore ton police. a popular center city diner closed its doors for good and customers were treated for a special go ago way party. the owners of little pete's diner threw a block party to say
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thank you. the diner first opened in 1978 and shutting down to make way for a new hotel. faithful friends were treated to food and drink and customers were sad to say good-bye but the little petes in fairmount remains open to business. >> end of an era there. time to check the traffic scene now. matt pellman has the low down on the slow down tonight. >> and to see it go. you'll be sad to head to 95 southbound side as you head into delaware county a crash approaching 420, a couple of vehicles involved taking out the right lane, coming down from the airport speeds of like unlucky 13 miles per hour. and southwest philadelphia traffic troubles at bartram. and vehicles broken down at the westbound schuylkill and speeds are in the teens coming out of center city and a crash in ardmore along 30 lancaster avenue by the cvs. live look into center city, a
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tough to see with the low clouds this afternoon but maybe can you see all the taillights and headlights on the vine street expressway jammed at the schuylkill and the vine is scheduled to close at 9:00 as overnight construction closures resume this evening. and a crash at 23 by the burger king a crash on 202 southbound approaching great valley has cleared and delay there's as you come down from chester brook and a crash at famous auto sales at county line at jacksonville road and in just 15 minutes, the burlington bristol bridge going up for a northbound ship head to the turnpike connecter instead. more than two dozen people are carted away in handcuffs from a state building in north carolina including high ranking state officials why they are now facing criminal charges. and a fisherman could use a bigger boat for this catch we'll show you what landed in his lap. >> another chilly dreary may
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day. temperature just 62 degrees that was the high for the day but a big turn and here as we round out the month of may tomorrow. we'll talk about that in the accuweather forecast. >> and ducis rogers has eagles and phillies and a catfish causing problems in the nhl playoffs. if you have medicare
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more fallout from the chaos in the texas state capital. yesterday protesters filled the building and lawmakers fairly turned violent on the house floor on a crack down on sanctuary cities. that lawmakers got in a shoving match and even verbal threats and the gop allegedly called someone to call ice on the demonstrators. ice officialeds said today they are not aware of that call. in raleigh, north carolina 32 protesters were arrested at the general assembly building. they were holding a sit-in for the expansion of medicaid to
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give health insurance to more low income people in the state. the president of the state chapter of the naacp were among those arrested. sea world in san diego, their new orca exhibit is open months after an end to its popular whale show. it's orca encounter it explains how they eat, communicate and navigate and gives them a chance to see them up close. but they no longer ride them or swim in the same tank. they ended the orca show because of poor attendance. and these workouts are voluntarily although attendance is strongly encouraged. we in the sports media pretended we were third grade teachers, it was about taking attendance.
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darn sprole and peters and fletcher cox is back. the defensive tackle took heat from missing last week's voluntarily session and he was spending time with his family and is very much dedicated to the team and his craft. >> it's important that i'm here and my family is important to me too. so you know, it's one of those deals where i know football is important to me and important i be here but the family is also important. >> jaylin mills penciled in as a quarterback. milled feels that the competition at this position will make him better. >> playing with a lot of energy. you see guys whether it was the first group. second group or third group flying around and me being a rookie didn't see that. it was more just the first group making all the plays but as a whole you see everybody competing and that brings the best out of everybody. >> rick is admiring that hair.
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>> now to tiger woods is the police report backs up the claim that alcohol was a factor when he was picked up if jupiter, florida. he blew 000 both times on the breathalizer. he was found asleep at the wheel. the phillies lost last night. if i had a dollar every time i said that this season. last night jeremy heldicson gave up the loss, he has just one victory in the last six starts and phillies lost 4-1 and that look on his faces it all. we are awaiting word on suspensions from yesterday's brawl from the giants and nationaled. and strickland pegged bryce
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harper but he did not buy it zbri was not happy with it and took it into my hands and tried to go after him a bit. >> a baseball is a weapon to use that to his advantage, you know that is what he wanted to do in that situation but sometimes you have to go and get him. >> during last night's game in pittsburgh a predators fan through through a catfish on to the ice that is the tradition in nashville but that doesn't fly in pittsburgh, he was charged with disorderly conduct and throwing an instrument of a crime and could face six years in prison if convicted of the charges. >> anyone want sushi? >> dinner? >> no thank you i'll have a steak. thank you ducis. the team represents the united kingdom at the invictus
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games, prince harry met with the team members in london today. he created the league in 2014 it showcases the abilities of wounded men and women. and this year's event in toronto this september. they were hitting the links at plymouth meeting in honor of veterans. for the haverford trust pga classic and they are competing for a top prize of $100,000. introducing fios gigabit connection. superfast internet at an incredible price. with speeds up to 940 megs. that's 20x faster than most people have. and, it's just $79.99 a month online for 1 year. and only $5 more per month for the second year. get fios gigabit connection for $79.99 with tv,
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today's fish tale is about the one that got away. a 9 foot long great white shark lept into his boat and bump him in the arm and knocked him over. a helicopter and mayor boat arrived. they found the shark and the man was treated for cuts and i bet the shark will be on his wall soon. just guessing. >> exactly. adam is here now speaking of water, i think we are tired of precipitation. >> i think we can shut off the faucet it's a pretty wet month here. we are going into a new month and things will improve.
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stormtracker 6 live double scan still dealing with some rain drops in south jersey from vineland stretching its way to atlantic city and the storms west of harrisburg they are falling apart as they work toward lancaster and still seeing some healthy downpours to the north of ocean city heading towards atlantic city now and a few stragglers all the way west to tuckahoe and into northern parts of cumberland county and a shower up near absecon and we are not seeing a lot on the radar and we are deal weighing lot of mist and murky weather here in the city. in fact a live look at center city or what should be the center city skyline, can you not see it whatsoever. the clouds continue to lower and thicken and again having to use the windshield wiper with some of that drizzle coming out of the cloud cover. temperatures only hit 62 degrees well below the normal of 78 degrees, the low this morning 57 and a couple of tics below the
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normal of 59 and the good thing going here the sunsetting if it was out in full force will be setting at 8:22 in the evening. temperatures don't vary all that much from the lehigh valley through the city of philadelphia to the south, everyone is basically in the lower 60 range, also if we take a look at visibility in miles, the last hour of philadelphia was 10 miles visibility dropped 7 miles and down to 3, and you can see that white shading here all the way to the north and west of reading and down to a mile visibility there. lancaster 6 miles and wilmington 9 mile visibility and as we go through the night we'll see fog popping up. storms from the west fire it up with sunshine and hit a whaul as they move into the stable air with the easterly wind and the cool temperatures in play right now. >> it's cloudy with an isolated shower tonight and areas of fog
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67 to 60 for the overnight low and pop it up 80 for tomorrow starting early in the morning, sun returning in the afternoon and another front there are scattered afternoon thunderstormed developing. and some of those could contain gusty winds and small hail and the front is off the coast and the first day of june on thursday a comfortable high of 78. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 80 is back tomorrow after morning clouds and afternoon sun and scattered stormed and pick of the day and 78 and warm here friday and saturday and a mixture of sun and clouds and evening thunderstorm on friday. and the second half of the weekend looks very wet on sunday with showers downpours and storms. and as we go into monday and tuesday well below normal temperatures again tumbling back into the lower 70s with a lot of clouds and limited sunshine with more unsettled weather moves back in. >> hello june. >> thank you. quick break and more news when we come right back.
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donald tmeet phil murphy,by former goldman sachs bankers.
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another wall street banker running for governor, whose firm helped trigger the financial meltdown that put millions out of work and out of their homes. murphy's trying to buy the election, paying off new jersey bosses. my name's john wisniewski, and i'm running for governor of new jersey. john wisniewski, the son of a millwright, who uncovered the bridgegate scandal and exposed chris christie's corruption. the choice -- insider wall street politics or main street, new jersey, values.
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a young group unveiled this massive american flag. called the patriot flag visiting all 50 state capitals. schooled at monmouth got to display. started by mitch meddler. it's the 14th stop for the patriot flag. now jim gardner is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. a young mother of a murder victim speaks out about his killer. and jurors debating the fate of a father facing murder charges. >> and a thief swiping batteries from trucks. that story coming up next. for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams, have a nice evening. good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night three mile island may close in two years and joe biden honored war veteraned including his son at a memrool day ceremony. but the big story on "action news" is the desperate search for the gunman in philadelphia who shot and killed a teenager last night. the shots rang out in the 2100 block of orleans street in the port richmond section of the city. he is identified as timir
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frazier. he did not survive. >> reporter: jim, homicide detectives cannot quite figure out why 14-year-old frazer and his 16-year-old friend would have been targeted. dozens of people were out on the block enjoying the holiday when a gunman stepped out between two cars and opened fire. >> there is great sadness on stella street on the block where 14-year-old frazer lived and a memorial now grows. his mother says her son was a good kid and about to graduate from eighth grade and deciding where to go to high school to play football. >> i'm living a mom's worst nightmare. no mom should have to bury her child especially to no corner gun violence.


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