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scaramucci's resignation comes as general john kelly takes over the role of white house chief of staff. kelly replaces reince preibus who reportedly clashed with scaramucci behind closed doors. scaramucci unleashed on priebus in an expletive rant last week raising a red flag at the white house. >> the president certainly felt that anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position. and he didn't want to burden general kelly also with that line of succession. >> the white house also says scaramucci left to give kell a clean slate so he can form his own team. >> in the meantime vice president mike pence continues his tour through eastern europe. earlier today pence was that in the ballot tuck country of estonia. the vice president said he was
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optimistic about the future. >> we hope for better days for better relations with russia. recent diplomatic action taken by moscow will not deter the commitment of the united states of america to our security, the security of our allies and the security of freedom loving nations around the world. >> the vice president is spend, the night in the balance -- balkans. >> police in delaware county are looking for a murderer after a man was shot at a pizza shop. it happened about 6:00 p.m. saturday. officials say john le was picking up an order at the shop in haverford when he crossed paths with an armed man. someone matching the description of the shooter that opened fire earlier in philadelphia's overbrook section. if you recognize this suspect right there, you're asked to call police. >> now to a violent weekend in wilmington. nearly a dozen people were shot over several days including one deadly incident.
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"action news" reporter vernon odom is live in wilmington tonight with more on the investigation and the outcry from the community. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, rick. wilmington's new police chief has been implementing tactics he learned in stops in new york city and in chicago. he says there has been progress made since he's been here since april, this wild weekend however of gunfire is not going to knock his department off its course. the makeshift memorial for homicide victim david bailey aged 23. he was gunned down friday afternoon in the 700 block of south van buren. his grieving cousin held a vigil at the murder scene today. >> that's how this city is, man. you can't really bring somebody back from that. but i love you bro'. it's only us. >> reporter: the bailey murder touched off a staggering string of shootings all across wilmington over the weekend. by 11:59 last night, a total of nine shootings spread out here in a total of six
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separate incidents. craft men were replacing the bullet riddled glass on the door after it was hit with bullets last night at the landmark community center. the center was not the target. a motorist sitting the the stop sign last night on about we are street was hit in the arm way stray bullet. this community center is an all purpose agency that has served this area for more than 70 years. >> the access to guns, the use of social media to stir confrontation, it's just -- i think the access is there and it's just some -- it's unfortunate. >> this weekend was very disappointing. what happened we were going down, we were starting to go in the right direction but all these plans are for the long run and we have to sustain them and when these things happen we got to make sure they don't continue we get on top of them so there's no retaliatory shooting. >> reporter: many are horrified by the violence that shows no sign of stopping. >> it's disheartening because
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it's senseless. it has no meaning. they're not getting anything out of it. >> reporter: chief tracy says they're going to stay on top of these things. he says tonight one arrest appears to be imminent as his detectives continue their manhunts, plural. live at police headquarters in wilmington, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, vernon thank you. now to breaking news. a search for a mother who allegedly left her child in a motel room. her mother neglected to check out at the front desk. >> walter perez live near that hotel in bensalem with the details for us. walter. >> reporter: hey, guys. as you mentioned this story started as a missing person case but moments ago we have confirmed through bensalem police that the suspect in this case, 34-year-old erica lopez of philadelphia has been found. authorities found her at einstein hospital in philadelphia undergoing some
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kind of medical procedure. at this point we don't know what that procedure is. but this whole story started on saturday afternoon when surveillance video captured erica lopez allegedly captured her walking away from her hotel room and then walking barefoot down southbound route one never to return here to the hotel. nearly 24 hours later on sunday afternoon, cleaning crews went into that room to find her seven month old baby inside along with drug paraphernalia crack and heroin. at this point we're told the baby was saint to saint mary's medical center in langhorne and is in protective custody. the baby was not injured but at this point erica lopez does face several very serious charges including endangering the welfare of a child. much more on this story coming up on "action news" starting at 6:00 reporting live from bensalem walter perez channel6 "action news." monica. >> all right, thank you, walter. notorious outdoor drug market is being cleaned up this week in the kensington section of philadelphia.
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officials believe up to a million syringes have been dumped on this property owned by conrail near trenton and lehigh. the railroad company reached an agreement last month with the city to remove the trash. crews are now moving in heavy equipment to start the cleaning process but officials say this is just the beginning >> this journey is about the people that are trapped in here, who live in the neighborhood in a working class, poor working class neighborhood who deserve safe streets. this is about the folks who come here who think it is okay to come to kensington to buy drugs. >> in addition to the cleanup there will also be a temporary social services hub where addicts can get help. >> right now tropical storm emily is hammering parts of florida with rain and wind. emily made landfall this morning just south of tampa bay and is moving east across the central part of the state. many areas were expected to get between two and 4-inches of rain with some communities seeing nearly a foot. nearly half of florida is that
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under a state of emergency because of the storm. >> here at home though the concern is not rain it's humidity as we look live at the ben franklin bridge tonight and today was sunny and warm, a beautiful summer day. nice way to start the work week. but it's going to get more and more humid as the week goes on. meteorologist cecily tynan outside with more on the forecast. hey, cecily. >> hi, rick. it's going to get more humid and it's also going to get a bit hotter. we likely have our sixth heat wave of the year moving in starting tomorrow. right now temperatures south of 90 but a lot warmer than yesterday. 88 in philadelphia, yesterday's high only in the low 80's. allentown and reading also 88 a popular number. cape may currently 82 degrees. but the dewpoints are still relatively low. most of our viewing area we have dewpoints in the 50's a little bit higher along the coast in parts of delaware but what will happen as we head through the week the dewpoints will be rising and the temperatures will be climbing. satellite and radar showing that we are not only rain
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free, nothing more than a few fair weather cumulus clouds around tonight so your evening planner will show you it's clear, it's comfortable its warm but for your last day of july it should be warm. at 7 o'clock 85. by 9 o'clock, 81. by 11 o'clock, 77 the overnight low down to 70 degrees and as we look ahead, lots of sunshine this week turning more humid and again, our sixth heat wave of the year likely begins tomorrow. i'll let you know just how hot it will feel and track our next chance of storms in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. back to you guys. >> all right, cecily. >> time right now for our check of that "action news" traffic report monday evening. >> checking in with matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center monday night. hey, matt. >> we're wrapping up july, rick and monica, in the red on a lot of travel times because of several earlier complications. there was a car fire on the eastbound side of the vine street expressway. now long gone but delays from that spill back here onto the schuylkill expressway westbound side and then the phils game ended so people are trying to leave south
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philadelphia. the delay we had from the vine car fire. extra heavy. also really slow on the eastbound side headed toward the walt whitman bridge. that too is people leaving the game but also an earlier crash on the southbound side of 42. so, things are clearing up now but those earlier issues got us off to a bad start this afternoon. watching a wreck in upper providence by the bob evans along egypt road at black rock road. one involving a pedestrian on west norriton on main street near montgomery avenue. because of that accident on friday afternoon in pennsauken where the truck struck the railroad overpass, we're still without the ac rail line between philadelphia and cherry hill. you're on the buses between those two points. it sounds like all this week and all next week as they make repairs. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> okay. >> thank you, sir. still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 trying to fix the not so friendly skies. new regulation that is could mean minimum space requirements for airline passengers. >> coming up in health check
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new research about knee surgery and your weight. what experts are now saying about the correlation between body mass and successful procedures when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> repair crews working around the clock to restore power to more than 70 miles of north carolina's coastline. electricity went out last week when construction workers building a new bridge sliced through the power lines. that forced 50,000 tourists off the outer banks at the height of their summer
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vacations. officials say the power could be out for up to two weeks. airline passengers could soon see a minimum space requirement at 30,000 feet. federal aviation regulators considering setting new standards for seats after a showdown in court. abc's donya bacchus live with details. >> reporter: a judge is calling it the case of the incredible shrinking seat. aircraft seats and the space between are getting smaller while americans are getting larger. and now that could be considered a safety hazard. you're seeing more images like this. >> oh, my god. look what you did to him. >> reporter: cabin confrontations and stressed out passengers in what could be considered the not so friendly skies. on top of it all, fliers are also losing leg room. >> stuff us into airplanes like we're a bunch of sardines. >> reporter: now the u.s. court of appeals has ordered the faa to take a closer look at the amount of space
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passengers have on commercial planes. after advocacy group fliers rights challenged the faa saying cramped planes planes are a safety hazard and the government needs to do something about it. >> it does not appear that people can get out with the smaller seats. most recently there was an evacuation for a burning engine in an aircraft and it took about five minutes instead of 90 seconds. >> reporter: according to fliers rights, seat widths have decreased about an inch and a half since the early 2000's measuring up to 17-inches. the space between seats has also decreased going from an average of 35-inches to about 31 with some bargain airlines having just 28-inches of leg room. >> that's almost inhumane. it ought to change. the new evidence of safety gives the faa the opportunity to look into this. >> reporter: comfort is something the faa does not look at but they say they do consider it when testing and
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assessing the safe evacuation of an aircraft. they are now studying the ruling and any actions they can take to address the court's finding. rick. >> all right, donya thank you for that report. in washington, donald trump awarded his first medal of honor as president today. 71-year-old james mcconcern nan. he risked his life nine times to rescue comrades in vietnam. >> as he cared for two soldiers shrapnel from a rocket rappeled grenade slashed open the back of jim's body from head to foot. yet that terrible wound didn't stop jim from pulling those two men to safety. >> after the vietnam war he spent nearly 40 years teaching and coaching sports at a high school. >> ♪ >> in tonight's health check sobering new report is out on the use and abuse of opioid
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painkillers in america. nearly 40 percent of adults say they took a prescription opioid in the year 2015. that is 92 million americans. and more than 11 million admitted misusing them such as taking them without a prescription or getting them from friends or relatives. 2 million said they have a drug use disorder. but some experts say those numbers may be even higher now. weight should not be a major factor in deciding whether you should have knee repair surgery. a team at ohio state university followed more than 400 patients who had a torn meniscus surgically repaired. some surgeons feel being overweight lowers the chance of success but there was no difference whether they had a bmi under 25 or up to 35. in fact, repairing it makes sense for controlling future weight. >> trying to save the meniscus save that cushion prevent some of the arthritic changes down the road within their knee can be very beneficial for them. >> the ohio state doctors hope
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their study will open up the surgery to more people. >> a 10-year-old washington state boy has a message for other kids and even parents. never ride a bike without a helmet. he believers his helmet saved his life over the weekend when he was struck by a car. the impact sent him flying into the air. he has a cracked vertebrae a-swollen eye an host of scrapes and bruises but it could have been much worse. ironically he only picked out the helmet last thursday when his younger brother got a new bike. wow. >> lucky for him. >> uh-huh. >> still to come on "action news" the new deal that could mean the olympics are headed back to the u.s. >> but first a new venture for uber that could have the ride share company adding to your wallet when "action news" continues. >> ♪
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uber hasn't said how an awards structure with its card will work but stay tuned aren't india's emerging presence in the auto industry getting a boost from an american vehicle. fiat's jeep compass is being made in india. india's expected to pass japan as the world's third largest market by 2020. fiat-chrysler still planning to add thousands of jobs in america as well. >> the food network may get some company at the dinner table. discovery communications is buying scripps networks in a proposed deal worth $12 billion. discovery com owns tlc and animal planet. scripps owns food network and hgtv. if approved they'll house five of the top paying tv networks for women. it would make more bundle options for cable subscribers. summer olympics coming back to the u.s. but not for 11 years. tonight los angeles officials are expected to announce the deal that brings the games to
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the united states in that 2028. that would clear the way for paris to host the 2024 games after paris was passed over twice. paris and l.a. will be the second and third cities to host the olympics for a third time each right behind london. >> all right, much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. a check that of forecast for you. >> let's take you live right now sky6 hd showing you the beautiful commodore barry bridge, blue skies, puffy clouds above. meteorologist cecily tynan with that exclusive accuweather five-day when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> time now for the accuweather forecast on a monday night. >> that's right, meteorologist cecily tynan with details for the week ahead. >> hi, guys. we'll be heating things up which is appropriate. we're heading into august. it's hot in august. >> it is. >> that's going to happen this week. let's go to the "action news" weather center. >> just learned something. >> typically it is. and we're taking a look at this live snapshot overlooking easton pennsylvania from the nurture nature center. blue skies and sunshine. part of the reason why, the skies are just that deep blue, no haze is the fact that the dewpoints are relatively low for this time of the year. allentown right now the dewpoint is 58 degrees. philadelphia 59 atlantic city airport 57. we do have some areas with dewpoints in the 60's but again, pretty comfortable but we're not going to be staying that way.
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dewpoints tomorrow will stay in the 50's but then the rest of the week they'll be up in the 60's and actually i wouldn't be surprised if thursday and friday dewpoints are in the upper 60's instead of the mid 60's and also temperatures will be rising into the 90's. right now philadelphia 88 degrees. the same in allentown and reading. wilmington 88 degrees. cape may 81. and trenton currently 87. satellite and action radar showing blue skies and sunshine. there is one little pop-up storm i'm watching near scranton and that could clip the poconos during the evening hours. but generally it's mostly clear, it's pleasant overnight, 65 degrees in the cooler suburbs, about 70 degrees for center city and tomorrow more sunshine and we begin to heat things up. philadelphia 91 degrees, likely the start of our sixth heat wave of the year. allentown 88. trenton 90 and wilmington 89 degrees. today we had tropical storm emily form. it made landfall in florida and now it's really weakening
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falling apart as a tropical depression but this system has brought up to 8-inches of rain for parts of florida and this will continue to push up to the north and the east and fortunately it will be missing us but it could produce large swells and rip currents across the east coast this week. so, the five day at 5:00 showing 91 degrees tomorrow, lots of sunshine, slightly humid. wednesday you'll feel the increase in humidity, 92 degrees, mostly sunny skies. again, thursday hot and humid, 91 -- 92. you get three days of temperatures in the low 90's. that's a heat wave. probably holding on at 91 degrees on friday and then we have a cold front moving through. that likely will bring us some showers and thunderstorms. best chance looks to be saturday morning right now. some sunshine by the afternoon. 84 degrees. and good news. if you liked yesterday, i think you'll like next sunday. i'll explain coming up in the seven-day forecast. back to you guys. >> okay, thank you cecily. take a quick break. more news when we continue. stay with us. >> ♪
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director anthony scaramucci is out. a murder mystery in southwest philadelphia when a man is found shot to death inside his car in the middle of a parking lot. >> ♪ >> and now to our developing story. a major staff shakeup at the white house tonight. communications director anthony scaramucci is out after only 11 days in his post. the announcement was made just hours after new white house chief of staff general john kelly was sworn in to his position. still not clear weather scaramucci voluntarily resigned or was asked to leave but again another shakeup at the white house tonight. abc's megan hughes is live with more on today's announcement. megan, good evening. >> reporter: the retired marine four star general just took over as white house chief of staff at 9:30 this morning. hours later, scaramucci was out. general john kelly immediately shaking up the white house hours after being sworn in. the white house announcing anthony scaramucci on his way out as communications director after just 10 days.
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president donald trump tweeting this morning no white house chaos. welcoming kelly to the table at his first cabinet meeting as chief of staff. >> we all know him. we respect him admire what he's done. >> reporter: in a statement, the white house saying scaramucci felt it was best to give kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. scaramucci unloaded on several senior white house officials in a blunt interview with the new yorker last week calling then white house chief of staff reince preibus a bleeping paranoid schizophrenic lobbing a crude insulted strategist steve bannon and threatening to fire essentially the entire white house communications staff over recent leaks saying they'll all be fired by me. i fired one guy the other day. i have three to four people i'll fire tomorrow. the new yorker's ryan lizza who conducted the interview telling cnn at the time. >> the white house is already deep technological fractionalized and it was like putting anthony scaramucci in that job was like throwing a grenade into an ongoing civil war. >> the president certainly
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felt that anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position. >> reporter: the new white house press secretary sara sanders took over from sean spicer the same day scar huge was hired. >> general kelly will bring a new structure to the white house and discipline and strength and we're all really excited to work with him. >> reporter: sources inside the white house tell abc news that scaramucci asked to be moved to a position at the export/import bank. the white house says he has no role there. reporting live in washington, i'm megan hughes, abc news. now back to you. >> thank you megan. north korea's successfully launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile in the last month flying higher and longer than ever before. that missile was launched some 23 monday miles into space. according to experts north korea could now angle that missile to travel as far as washington, d.c. or new york. in a show of force, u.s. bombers flew with allies over the korean peninsula in a
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10-hour military drill. >> the military action we take would probably trigger a war unlike anything you've seen since world war ii. >> the u.s. conducted a a previously scheduled test. security heightened in airports around australia after authorities thwarted a plan to bring down an airliner and. extremists planned to kill passengers with poison gas. four men two fathers and two adult sons arrested on saturday but have yet to be charged. >> the pentagon says it has not yet received further direction from the white house since president trump tweeted that transgender individuals cannot serve in the u.s. military. the pentagon spokesperson says that message amounted to an announcement from the commander-in-chief then "we are in the process of waiting for that to be formally articulated to us in a policy memo. we'll be standing boo toy make
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that happen ." last week the chairman of the joint chiefs said no changes will be made to the current policy until an official directive is received. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on today's major shakeup at the white house as well as the other top stories from around the world much watch it tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. back here a 41-year-old man was shot to death inside a car in southwest philadelphia this afternoon. police officers found him along the 7900 block of lindbergh boulevard just before 3:30. still not clear why the man was targeted or if detectives have any leads in the case. >> a worker made a gruesome discovery along a stretch of road in pottstown montgomery county this morning. a body in the grass. officers responded to the western end of keystone boulevard about 7:30 a.m., that's where they did that find a body under a tree. the coroner was called to remove it and identify it. no word how the person died. in lehigh county a motorcycle passenger was killed in a crash along route 222 in upper macungie
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township. authorities say the 51-year-old woman was thrown from the bike when the driver went over two raised traffic islands near mill creek road. the driver was also hurt but will recover. the woman's name is not being released at this time. >> a 24-year-old man was shot to death on the front steps of a home in north philadelphia. happened along the 2900 block of north fourth street just before 1:30 a.m. police rushed in and found the man shot in the head. officers took him to the hospital but he died a short time later. detectives do not have a motive and no arrests have been made yet. a substitute teacher in upper darby charged with assaulting two students will go to trial in september. 74-year-old james loftus is accused of hitting or poking one child with a cane and grab, the other by the neck causing the child to gasp for air. the alleged assault happened earlier this year at west park elementary school. loftus has been free on $20,000 bail. >> a pennsylvania man arrested last year outside new york
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allegedly with a vehicle full of guns pleaded good to the guilty to weapons charges. he said he was going to the city to rescue a teenaged girl from a drug den. john cramsey. the girl they were going to help died of an overdose. authorities say he became an antidrug crusader after his own daughter died of an overdose. a trial date has been set for delaware county teen charged with tricking other young boys into sending him naked pictures. investigators say 18-year-old derek jones posed as a girl online and sent sexually explicit photos of himself supposedly to the boys asking for pictures of them in return. jones was a student at bonner pendergast high school. his trial is set to begin september 6th. >> a child's event in franklin square was disrupted by a protest over a deadly police-involved shooting. >> say david jones. >> say his name.
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>> david jones. >> say his name. >> members of black lives matter began shouting at former pennsylvania governor ed rendell as he spoke at a celebration of franklin square's 11th birthday. the demonstrators vowed to continue disrupting public events until a grand jury looks at david jones' case. >> we want justice for david jones immediately. and if we don't get no justice, this city will get no peace. >> they have the right to be here. it is a public park and they have a right to say what they want to say. i wouldn't have disrupted a ceremony that was basically for children but that's their call. >> surveillance video captured jones being shot in the back while running from the scene of a traffic stop in hunting park last month. >> time for a check of the "action news" traffic report monday night. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center and a lot going on for a monday, hm, matt. >> yeah, several things we're protesting that's for sure. we had an earlier vehicle fire on the vine street expressway rick and monica got us off to a bad start this morning. we're never really recovered.
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you can see the vine east of the schuylkill eastbound side still a solid line. westbound's also backing up headed toward i-76. and of course i don't need to tell you but i will anyway the vine will close tonight and the next four nights starting at 11 o'clock for overnight construction. that's a different view of the vine street expressway there but i want to tell you, too, the ben franklin bridge is jammed coming into town getting reports of an accident as you head in towards center city. if you're coming into philadelphia, i think the walt whitman bridge would be the better bet. heading into new jersey, ben franklin bridge would be the way to go instead. watching a crash in upper dublin montgomery county this afternoon along susquehanna road at tennis avenue. there's also one in middletown township delaware county on the backside of what used to be the granite run mall along 352 ativan here road that. sounds like a pretty serious one. watch out for the emergency crews responding there. they're on the route one media bypass and baltimore pike just 13 miles per hour on the northbound side as you head toward 352 in that accident scene. over here in south jersey watching a crash along
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tuckahoe road at cross keys bypass and don't forget by the lindenwold patco station all this week a lot of construction going on along berlin road. if you can avoid that throughout the week i think you'll be better off. the white horse pike or gibbsboro road would be alternates. that's making it kind of difficult to get into and out of the lindenwold station for patco and septa's 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 trolleys have delays this afternoon, some issues in the center city tunnel. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right, matt. >> thank you. >> thank you again. >> still to come on "action news" tonight a dramatic rescue out west captured on cell phone video. emergency responders race against time before this car is overcome by raging flood waters. >> and it's certainly not for the faint of heart but if you're up for adventure the world's longest suspension bridge is now opened. we'll tell you what makes it -- why it's one for the record books coming up. >> adam. >> temperatures going back up above normal here today sunshine and the humidity staying on the low side for today. but as we take a look at the a manic, 87 is the normal.
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yesterday we were 88. we're at 79 on saturday so back above normal at that 88 degrees and get ready for a string fox5 of -- of fines. we'll have that seven-day forecast. >> jeff skversky has phillies-braves news plus a very special guest at tonight's game in south philadelphia when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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he gets things done stevfor south jersey.o tell you don't believe him. because steve sweeney gets things done for himself, for the special interests who pay for his campaigns, and definitely for chris christie. but steve sweeney doesn't get things done for you. unless you count cutting education funding, raising the gas tax, and sending more of your tax dollars off to trenton instead of south jersey. if you're tired of typical politics, stop electing typical politicians like steve sweeney.
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>> niagara falls got a bit of a black eye over the weekend. a foul smelling discharge from a wastewater plant turned the base of the falls black. tourists and boaters were surrounded by this blackwater. local leaders obviously not happy. the black water has already dissipated. firefighters rescued a man and his dog from an suv trapped by flooding in colorado. the entire drama played out in what was a dried up creek bed. heavy rain though sparked this flash flooding turning the creek bed into a raging waterway. well, as the water rose up over the suv, firefighters you see used a ladder to save the driver and the dog. by the way, the man told them the pull out and save his dog first. >> wow. all right. time for sports. jeff here and the phillies were somewhat active before the trade deadline today weren't they. >> very active again today. by the way, they are no longer the worst team in baseball.
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how about that? the phillies making yet another trade before this afternoon's deadline. reliever joaquin benoit sent to the pirates for a minor league single a closer seth mcgary. it's their third trade. odubel herrera flipping the switch against the braves. herrera seven hits two homers in the series including this in the third. three run shot into the upper deck. herrera has been a punching bag at times this season. today in a fun way. tommy joseph can hit, too. this in the gap in the fourth joseph with three hits. phillies jump out to a five-nothing lead. braves make it interesting. phillies trying to fight them off. in the seventh maikel franco this goes into the upper deck, too. atlanta would get within one. they are threatening to take the lead in the ninth. but they get out of it. ball game. phils win seven-six. it is a four game sweep of the braves at home for the first time in 68 years. >> and they're making fewer
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mistakes and they're playing better baseball especially the hitting. the hitting has come around and obviously the pitching has been really good and it's nice to see. i feel like it is different than early in the season. >> yes, it is. all right, sixers number one pick markelle fultz taking his first phillies game. fultz standing by his guarantee he made at the draft. the sixers will be a playoff team this year. here is fultz hanging with aaron altherr before the game. we know the sixers guard can dribble a basketball but he can do it with a baseball too. look at this. but can he throw a baseball? fultz throwing out the first pitch. take a look. not bad. hits the phanatic in the glove. >> that was pretty cool. my goal was just not to throw in the dirt or in the -- away from the mound so i think i did a pretty good job though but i didn't get to warm up so if i warm up i would have threw a strike. >> he didn't have the heat but the accuracy was okay with you. >> no, yeah, it was good. i'm just joking around. it was a good experience.
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it was my first time ever doing that and i think it was a good experience. it was a good atmosphere, too. >> with fultz coming up at 6:00 the eagles have the day offer but when the birds are back on the field tomorrow, they will really have to turn it up a notch with live tackling to the ground for the very first time. alshon jeffery has made a big difference in training camp. jeffery has been catching everything thrown his way. quarterback carson wentz praised his catch radius and jeffery has told wentz just throw it in my vicinity and i'll grab it. it is a very big luxury having the big guy out here. >> that's a good comfort for a quarterback to have. you don't have to necessarily be pinpoint accurate down the field when you have guys that can leap and high point balls and alshon can do that. >> something we're going to continue to grow with but having a guy like that really makes quarterback play a lot more confident. >> the temple owls are getting ready to kick off training camp tomorrow. new head coach geoff collins will be thrown into the fire.
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their first game september 2nd on the road at notre dame on national television and they still don't know who their starting quarterback will be. it is a wide open competition for the temple owls so a lot to learn over the next five or so weeks here for the temple owls. >> all right, jeff, thank you very much. >> okay. >> well, there's a new development tonight soccer star christiana rine nailed dough's tax evasion fight. the real madrid player denied hiding anything or trying to avoid taxes. renaldo is accused of not paying $16 million in taxes over a four year period. he allegedly shield it through shell companies out of spain. >> acclaimed playwright and actor sam shepherd has died. he was nominated for an oscar for his portrayal of chuck yeager in the right stuff. he was also a successful playwright before that. shepherd wrote more than 40
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>> the kids had a blast on this water slide in trenton today. the event had a serious side to it, though. water fest at greenwood avenue farmer's market encourages
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water conservation and also pushes the market's free summer meal program for struggling families. right now you're taking a live look through our sky6 camera at folks enjoying the sand and surf in cape may. don't you wish you were there. i wish i were there. >> pretty picture. >> the best part about the day is the low humidity but that's going to change. >> going to start to creep back up. if this is your vacation week at the shore delaware beaches you picked a perfect week for it. >> now you tell me. >> last week i'm a little sorry. as we take a look at the action cam looking at the sunshine that was in control today. some cirrus clouds and you can see the leaves there kind of blowing under a light breeze but a beautiful start to the week with that low humidity especially. as we go to the weather sent we look live right now on sky6 from our city hall camera looking down the ben franklin parkway, there you can see the country flag just flapping in the wind just a little bit but a really nice monday evening is on tap. right now it's still a bit on the warm side. our high of 88 degrees.
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we're still sitting there in philadelphia. 88 in wilmington, 86 in millville at the shore 79 for long beach island, 81 for cape may and up in the lehigh valley, matching wilmington and philadelphia at 88. so, as you go through the evening here, again, just a few cirrus clouds at times and then we'll lose the clouds after sunset under a clear sky. it will be warm and very quiet, 86 at 7 o'clock, 84 degrees at 8 o'clock and then we drop into the upper 70's between about 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. high pressure is in control and we can see that on the satellite and radar here in the eastern half of the country. very quiet. the only thing that is really firing up is some downpours in the mountainous terrains of west virginia and even parts of here in pennsylvania up in the poconos, a couple of downpours popping in the last hour and that is where they'll be concentrated through most of this week. you have to get that kind of terrain difference of the air mass with the higher mountains and then those valleys and when you get that mixing going on sometimes you can pop storms and that will be the case this week.
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but as you look to the west a little unsettled weather in the midsection of the country and we have tropical depression emily down in florida. temperatures tonight dropping into the mid 60's for the lehigh valley, 67 in trenton, 65 millville. upper 60's dover as well as cape may under a clear sky, remaining still on the comfy side. but that changes just a tad tomorrow. humidity comes up just a little bit. not all that oppressive out there but you'll feel the humidity a little more than today under that full sunshine through much of the day. once again, upper 80's into the lower 90's for some locations as our jet stream heads way off to our north and west here pumping in that southerly wind. what will become tropical storm emily again, will head out to sea but could bring some large swells or rip currents in the middle of the week for the jersey shore and the delaware beaches and then this trough comes in over the weekend and that's our cooldown to kick everything away. but until then, it's slightly humid at the shore tomorrow, mid 80's for highs, low risk for rip currents as we go into our tuesday.
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ocean is really warm at 75 degrees. 85 in sea isle city with that sunny sky and 86 for the beaches in delaware and the ocean even a little warmer there at 76 with that east wind you're pulling in some of that gulf stream warm water. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day. forecast you can see a string of low 90's so another heat wave on the way and it will be a minimal heat wave since temperatures won't go all that high into the 90's and the humidity will stay on the slightly humid side here as we get into wednesday, thursday, friday. most areas stay dry but watch for some pop-ups lehigh valley or poconos in the afternoon and then as we get into the weekend, that trough comes in so an early morning and showers saturday. returning sun late 84. there you can see that drop-off into the low 80's on sunday and monday with the low humidity coming in and sun and clouds so a big change to come in in time for our weekend. >> okay. >> thank you sir. >> thank you adam. welcome back. stay on top of the weather with our 6abc app. with the hourly and seven-day forecasts just a tap away and
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be sure to use storm tracker6 radar to keep the weather where you live in check. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. swiss alps known for his majestic news but this may fray your nerves. this is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world stretching more than five football fields. the bridge just opened hovers about a hundred yards above the ground. a vibration system is in place to prevent from it swinging. the former bridge for hikers was taken down due to safety concerns. >> ♪ why visit great wolf lodge?
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property notorious with heroin dealers in philadelphia. that and much more coming up next at 6:00. now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody jeff skversky ducis rodgers monica malpass the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. >> good night. >> good night. >> ♪ mmmm. so areers are the veggies.hs) that one is mine. nice job guys.
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director. 11 days after he was introduced and four days since his profane laced interview with the new yorker magazine, scaramucci offered his resignation to newly sworn in white house chief of staff john kelly who accepted. that was the official line. sources are saying that kelly told president trump today scaramucci had to go. kelly is now the gatekeeper in the west wing, the new chief of staff having been sworn in this morning and many expect the white house to be a much tighter ship under his supervision. time will tell. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the latest shakeup inside the white house. that is next at 6:30 right after "action news". >> ♪ more subpoenaes have been issued in the ongoing investigation into possible misuse of health insurance plans in several jersey shore communities. the atlantic county prosecutor's office set out a grand jur


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