tv Action News Weekend ABC June 28, 2014 7:00am-8:01am EDT
>> good morning, it is 7:00 a.m. on this saturday, june 28. here's some of the stories we're following for you on "action news." a woman and a five-year-old child are dead after a fire ripped through a north philadelphia town home overnight. medical marijuana is one step closer to becoming legal in pennsylvania. plus, the security measures going into place as the wawa welcome america festivities get underway. first, though, let's head outside to chris sowers with a look ahead at the accuweather forecast. shaping up to be another winning weekend. >> reporter: it is, there will be 6 in a row. there's barely a cloud in the sky this morning and finally the humidity leaves have come down it felt awful over the last several days, we have dewpoints in the 50s, it may feel the same come 4th of july.
that's one of the summer holidays where you're sweating it out and doing the barbecue thing, that won't be the case this year. quakertown, 60 degrees, warrington, 61. saint davids in the 50s glassboro, getting out the 50s, you're at 60 degrees. same number for cherry hill. vineland, 63. smyrna, 61. sea isle 70 and woodbine 58. high pressure right over top of new england that means a comfortable, nice looking day for the delaware valley. the air sinks underneath these areas of high pressure it's difficult to get too much in the way of clouds. we're expecting a lot of blue out here today. the barbecue forecast the grills will be fired up today, sun and clouds, 83 degrees by 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 82. again it is nice and comfortable. so looks like a great weekend, then the heat and humidity returns and that means more
thunderstorms, some of them will produce heavier downpours it clears out in time for the 4th and we have a very rare 4th of july treat for you guys, temperatures are so cool i had to do a double take whistles filling -- whistles filling -- whistles filling out the >> a young child and woman were killed in a fast-moving fire. within minutes flames swept from the second floor of the home to the third floor. a 69-year-old woman as young boy were found dead in a third floor belt room. >> doing a preliminary investigation smoke alarms were present. there was a report there were approximately 7 people home when this fire started. the smoke alarms alerted them. >> commissioner sawyer said the third floor bedroom was not
shut. that allowed the fire to get inside the bedroom. the commissioner urges everyone to sleep with doors shut if safe to delay the progress of a fire. the family did not have a home escape plan. police say road rage over blocked traffic ended in murder they are looking for -- they found this green minivan they think is linked to the shooting. the search is on for three people who were inside the minivan. the victim was in the street arguing with his girlfriend. drivers started honking, one person got out and pulled out a gun and shot the man. >> it appears at this time that this shooting is motivated by road rage. our shooting victim was on foot just blocking traffic while arguing with his girlfriend causing people to back up in traffic not being able to drive around him. >> reporter: the minivan was
found abandonnd on the 500 block of west indiana. police are analyzing surveillance video of the van at the murder scene. wawa welcome america celebrations begin today. the hope is for everyone to have a great time, keening everyone safe is -- keeping everyone safe is serious business. david henry takes a look at security surrounding the event. >> all the information comes in here. >> reporter: this is the nerve center. technicians were busy setting up the joint operation center. police, fire and other public safety officials will be glued to the screens looking for trouble. they will be relaying information to uniformed and undercover personnel in the field. >> we have other matters that i can't talk about, but there are
people out there making sure that everybody can come down and have a good time, but we'll keep everybody safe. >> reporter: the boston marathon bombing has public safety officials on edge. there are no credible threats, but they have to be on watch for a lone wolf type of attack. >> we wanted to spot reports or quick check ins on a regular basis. >> reporter: the city officials gathered before the launching of this massive undertaking. >> we'll be able to see if we have a camera in eye shot or move a camera quickly or work with police radio to deploy personnel. >> reporter: the city is getting help from cellular networks that set up five mobile towers to boost capacity. and the city is the asking for the public for help, as well. >> if the public sees something
suspicious that may not seem right, call 911 and let us know. >> reporter: david henry, channel 6 "action news." >> 6abc.com has all the details on the wawa welcome america festival you'll find all the information on the major event, plus a slide show of all the performers all there at 6abc.com. >> people hoping to use marijuana for medical conditions scored a victory in harrisburg. a state senate committee approved a bill that will allow pot to be grown and dispensed in pennsylvania. the committee vote does not make it legal in pennsylvania, but it moves the bill closer to a vote in the full state senate. governor tom corbett strongly opposes medical marijuana in the commonwealth. she has been stripped of the crown, but the miss delaware organization said amanda long
acre will get to keep the scholarship money and other awards. officials say she did nothing wrong and accurately reported her birth date. the museum of art is one of the city's most iconic building. plans of changing the look of the building have been revealed and some people are not happy about the plans. >> reporter: museum will open you will the buildings and create new space. museum director timothy rudd helped us understand what will be promote posed. >> there's earth and bedrock so it has to be excavated. but it's a great opportunities to gain a lot of space.
>> reporter: skylights would top the space including one at the center called. >> an oculous. >> >> reporter: a portal after theerlt -- an ampmpi theater smack dab in the middle of the rocky steps. >> don't do that, i'm getting ready to run up the middle. >> reporter: where rocky ran. >> absolutely.
>> reporter: director rudd not surprised by the cool reception. >> it's an interesting idea that has some meter, whether it will fly at the end of the day in philadelphia, we'll see. >> john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> the search for a missing firefighters in california is over. now fellow firefighters are trying to come to terms with the loss. plus, going above the storm, the amazing pictures of mother nature in action from space. >> reporter: and eva what else is pretty amazing we only hit 90 degrees three times this year, we may double that by the time this week is out, the humidity returns, but it clears out in time for the 4th. i'll have the details from accuweather when we come right back.
>> the tone day long -- the ten day long search for a missing firefighter has come to a saddened. the he was found in the national forest. his bodies was covered by brush 1200 feet up from his camp sight. he was barefoot and wearing shorts and t-shirts. it took his camping partner two days to find cell service and call for help. the dog was found alive. cell phone video captured a
plane landing that clipped a truck. the plane's oil pressure dropped while towing an advertising banner. this is what a lightning storm looks like from space. american astronaut reid wiseman took the video from the international space station. the lightning filled storm went over houston. >> that's the coolest thing i've ever seen. i'll never see anything from that point of view. let's get you to sky6 live hd. we're not expecting any kind of of weather this weekend. we have a lot of sunshine, and that should stick with us through sunday afternoon. down in penns landing, it's nice and comfortable this morning, take that morning jog do what
you want outdoors today, we're up to 69 degrees, the dewpoint is up 61. of even that is slightly humid it's way better than where we were earlier this week when this number was all the way up into the 70s we'll take it. it feels refreshing. winds are light, east/northeast at 3 miles per hour. pressure 30.25. millville, 63. we have high pressure in new england that's cooling everything down all the cooler numbers coming in from the north and that is dropping these numbers off significantly. pittsburgh, 69. buffalo, 68. washington, d.c. and richmond you guys were stuck in the 90 a couple of times this past week. here all the muggy stuff all the drier air is working down into the north from new england to vermont and new hampshire that's
where the high is sitting all that dry air working its way in from the south. it feels nice out there, that high pressure will continue to feel the influence from that high over the next couple of days as it continues to drift into the southeast. you can see how nicely it cleared everything out. we have a few high, thin clouds across the delaware bay this morning that will fizzle out. we're looking at mostly sunny skies, you could see puffy cumulus clouds develop from time to time, but for the most part we're looking at blue out there today and tomorrow. jet stream taking a dip across the mid atlantic northeast. that means it's nice and pleasant for us, but it will work out to sea. the humidity makes a comeback next week. the jet stream goes up into the hudson bay region. humidity like new orleans sticks around tuesday and wednesday, temperatures climb into the 90s, you combine the two with a cold
front approaching wednesday night, we could have heavy downpours. reading, 86. kutztown 84. downingtown 84. glassboro, 85. middletown, 83. for the jersey shore you'll see an east southeasterly breeze, 77 in atlantic city. millville, 84. cape may, 78. sea isle 78. the poconos, 81 degrees sun and clouds, partly sunny for sunday with a high of 80. ocean temperatures right there on the beach have dropped into the mid 60s they were in the mid 70s this past week. they have cooled off a little bit with the easterly breeze developing today and tomorrow for that matter. 77 degrees, today, sunday, 79. overnight tonight, comfortable,
858 degrees, center city, 63. center city, 85 today, is sunday, 86. monday, 86 degrees, it will like the upper 80 were with all the humidity. tuesday and wednesday we're back in the 90s, wednesday is the most oppressive day in the seven-day forecast. 93 will feel like 95, 96. afternoon thunderstorms possible and a half those could be rather strong, but the 4th of july clears out it's 85. that's the day we care about. >> reporter: that's the day. >> don't forget you you can get "action news" and accuweather anytime with our 6abc news app. it's free at the apple and google app stores. if you're a senior citizens in need of service or have questions related to aging, it's just a phone call away.
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>> here's a look at what's happening in and around the delaware and lehigh valleys this weekend. i'm excited about this, the largest block party of the summer will kick off later today, wawa welcome america and the shops at liberty place have teamed up to host the first ever liberty block party. get this, the legendary r&b group new edition will be on hand to get things started new in the rotunda at liberty place. the flyers will feature
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season. because of the developing el nino most are expected below average hurricane season, expecting ten tropical storms and ten -- two hurricanes. ment el ninos strengthens the strong gusty winds a30000 feet. we get the long track hurricanes here, it will encounter the winds it will act is a pretty quicktive shield it will take the top of the storm and displace it from the bottom of the storm and it collapses. the one thing we have to watch, this is a good sign for the u.s. mainland. the one issue is that temperatures close to the coast are very warm and he could end up getting the storms developing close to the mainland that don't have the chance to feel the effects from the el nino. that's one thing he have to watch, these close up storms develop out of nowhere and
travel inland. good news they don't get as strong as the guys that develop in the atlantic. looks like it will be a quiet tropical season for the atlantic. >> phillies and braves open their series last night, jeff skeverski has more on that. plus the fires -- flyers and sixers draft picks. >> reporter: phillies will not have carlos ruiz behind the plate placed on the disabled list after getting hit in the head with a pitch. calling the game, in the outfield, what are the odds of this, first inning kyle kendrick gives up a 3-run homer to freddie freeman look where it lands into tom mccarty's glove what a catch.
phils down 3-0. in the second, he won't camp this, nor will any of the phils. free man dowblesd to right -- doubles to right, phils lose 4-2. the flyers try to move up in the overall pick in the draft. they could not get a deal with florida. they take defenseman travis is anhiem. sanheim has a connection to hexal. bobby clark was drafted 17th overall 45 years ago. the sixers were one of the worst teams in the nba, they picked up two first rounders who were not checked to play this season. even gm sam hinki said he doesn't know.
the kansas center is expected to sit for the entire season just like noelle did. sixers fans be patient, a tidal contender may take longer than 3 to 5 years. they are not taking any short cuts. >> how do we bring in more and more players with a goal that can be championship caliber, that doesn't happen overnight. >> we end with them despite the fact that neither of them will be on the court next year, this is a great thing potentially for this program in the city. >> rome was not built in a day. i'm jeff skeverski have a good
chris sowers is outside with how wonderful it's going to be today. >> reporter: it's good gorgeoust here, the only thing missing is a breeze. dewpoints as low as they are, and temperatures in the 60s, if we had a light breeze, temperatures would be perfect if my eyes. let's head to the shore, beach haven, 68. ship bottom, 68. ocean temperatures off the coast of lbi68. waivings at 2 to 3 feet. light breeze out of the northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. on the boardwalk 70 degrees. ocean city, 71. avalon, 71. wildwood, 70 and cape may, 71 degrees. mostly sunny skies seas of two to three feet. the sea breeze kicks in later this afternoon. inland locations let's say 84, 85. only the sand, atlantic city by 3:00 p.m., 74. same number for wildwood.
the weekend kickoff looks like, if you're hanging in the city, expect sun and clouds, low humidity levels high of 85. jersey, 77, are 78 degrees, the numbers tail off after 3:00 p.m. the poconos partly sunny skies, 81 degrees is the forecasted high. look at the weekend, sun and clouds, nice for sunday, comfortable high of 86. there you have it that's a gorgeous looking weekend. it doesn't hold we have changes next week it includes the heat and humidity, pop-up thunderstorms again, i'll have the details in the seven day in just a bit. >> new this morning, philadelphia fire officials are looking for what sparked a fire that killed a woman and young boy. the fire started on the second floor of the home on the 1500 block of north 6th street after midnight. firefighters say seven people were inside at the time of the fire. there were walking smoke detecters inside the home, but the flames raced up the third floor trapping the woman and
child. >> i didn't know whether to run in there or stand back, by the time i was getting to the door i seen all the flames shooting out of the top window. and then i could just yell her name. she helped clean the block and father's day she through a big father's cookout. she was real nice, that's a nice family. >> the family who has lived in the home for decades. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a nine-year-old is hospitalized after being hit by a car that fled the scene. it happened around 10:40 last night at 32nd and west field avenue in camden. the boy's injuries are serious, but he is expected to survive. police are looking for the hit-and-run driver. road rage turns to murder. this morning philadelphia police are searching for a shooter. the action cam was along the 2800 block of north 5th street
in kensington. police say a 32-year-old man was in the street in front of his home arguing with a woman. the argument prevented traffic along 5th street from getting by. that's when an upset driver got out of van and shot the driver twice and fled the scene. the victim was pronounced at the scene. the van was recovered a block away. the gunman remains at large. the chips are down for yet another atlantic city casino. the showboat made the expected announcement it will be closing its doors by the end of august. that will mean more than 2,000 employees will be out of work. "action news" new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the details. >> i have 64 days left to work and that's it, i'm done. >> reporter: cocktail waitress gloria hoffman worked at showboat for 24 years getting word that 2,000 employees will be out of a job.
>> i'm devastated. >> it's a horrible day for showboat and atlantic city and for my family. my wife works here and i have a nine-year-old daughter. >> reporter: showboat reported $2 million, but that's down from last year. revenue in atlantic city has declined by $3 billion and competition in the city has increased. >> what's has to happen a few casinos close, i expect two more before we settle down. >> we were talking to the people last night they were happy it's revel it's not us and this morning they find it's them. >> reporter: the mayor said they must transform from a nongaming focus to resort. casinos in the city are focusing on nightclubs and beach clubs and the shopping district and the construction of the bass pro
shop that could draw a million people a year. >> it's about creating activities and events that draw different people with different interests to atlantic city so they can experience all that it has to offer. nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> in fld penn national -- in philadelphia, penn national gaming announced it is withdrawing it's bit for a second casino license. they wanted to build a casino near the sports complex. it's calling it quits because the city is supporting a casino in center city. he said the market potential in philadelphia has declined. 7:36 pope francis is planning to keep his weekend appointments including mass in saint peters square after canceling a visit at the last minute yesterday. he was supposed to celebrate mass say hospital yesterday. this marks the 8th time since november and the third time this
month alone that the pontiff has cancelled or scaled back an event due to illness or fatigue. >> the decision of pope francis to cancel in the last minute his visit has created a lot of confusion and questions. these things are happening too many times recently. >> francis has just one full lung and suffers from a bad back that can make walking painful. vatican officials say he has been keeping a hectic pace since he became pope. the vatican has defrocked it's former ambassador to the dominican republic for sexually abusing boys. he is the first top papal envoy convicted of sex of a abuse of minors. the sentence is the harshest
under cannon law. state republican leaders say they plan to assembly a budget over $29 billion that contains no new taxes. the plan includes spending cuts to off set a $1.7 billion deficit in the bucket proposal, but also $380 million in revenue from the unlikely approval of privatizing the state liquor stores. discussions about alternative revenue resources are likely to continue into the end of the weekend. monday night is the deadline for the state budget. ? two weeks -- in two weeks someone's chances of being a millionaire will disappear. it was sold if he country farms food market in new field, gloucester county. officials urge the winner to sign the ticket and call lottery
headquarters as soon as possible. an atlantic county community is hosting a fund raishz this week for a little -- fundraiser this weekend for a little boy who needs a service dog. he has type 1 diabetes. the dogs cost $25,000. a benefit concert will take place tomorrow at farming fire hall in egg harbor township, head to 6abc.com for all the details. >> still ahead on "action news" saturday morning, innovative cancer therapy being used fortify doe. it may help humans battling the disease as well. people in the midwest spend the week cleaning up after a tornado. chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. looking pretty good right now. "action news" saturday morning continues in just a moment.
>> the cleanup is just beginning in wisconsin after the tornado ripped through a town yesterday. the twister briefly touched down yesterday afternoon, it knocked down trees and shattered windows. the sheriff's office said there were no reports of any injuries. very fortunate there. >> reporter: the good news the damage looked expensive, the good news in terms of tornado season, the numbers are well
below where they should be. it's been a quiet tornado season. >> we've seen them touchdown for a minute and they are back up. >> reporter: everybody has a camera nowadays and every tornados that touches down, boom, it's national news. winds out of the east, northeast, it will be nice on the sand with temperatures highs in the 70s. elsewhere you get inland and we will top out in the mid 80s with a little bit of humidity. it will be comfortable. 69 degrees in philadelphia. 63 in millville. 70 on the boardwalk in atlantic city, trenton, 63. allentown, 64, poconos 62. dew points are hovering close to 60 degrees. some locations you're down in the upper 50s, others your close
to 60. when we scale its in the comfortable category, the numbers we saw at 60 or higher we call it slightly humid. much better than earlier this week when we were in the 70 to 75-degree range. satellite and radar showing not much going on across the mid atlantic and the northeast. high pressure over albany new york, that will slide southeast that means a nice one today and nice one as we head into sunday. all the weather will stay across the tier states this afternoon. we'll have a cold front sliding east and all up and down the heartland of the nation you'll see storms, flupgd and tornados -- flooding and tornado and definitely 70 to 80-mile an hour straight line winds. we've been talking about a surplus the last couple of coupf
months. 8-inches of rain surplus. trenton more than an inch and will also about an inch and a half more more than where wernde for this time of year. it's the opposite west of the mississippi river where 11 states are feeling a drought, the effect of that dry area of high pressure right in through here. they do see a dry season and this is that time of year. some of these drought conditions are exceptional, we're below where we should be. we need to get a little rainfall across the deep south. doesn't look like it will break the backbone of anything in the foreseeable future. for us, high pressure in control, as we get into sunday, same thing. war front punches through sunday night into monday and the stickies return. it gets extremely humid by the time we get into tuesday
afternoon and wednesday. future tracker 6 later this afternoon, combination of sun and clouds, probably more sun and then clouds. uv index is high. apply the sunscreen. same thing for sunday, really, really nice. jersey shore, mostly sunny skies, fair weather cumulus clouds, nothing threatening today. temperatures in the upper 70s they will be pulling back into the mid 70s as the day wears on. mostly sunny. sunday, 79 degrees once again you'll see a sea breeze. philadelphia, 85 degrees, temperatures on par where they should to be this time of year. 59 overnight tonight, in the outlaying suburbs, 64 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast looks pretty quiet until we get into tuesday, comfortable today, comfortable tomorrow, warm and sticky for monday, 86 degrees and then hot and humid for tuesday with a high of 90 feeling more like the low 90s. wednesday's the oppressive day it will like the mid to uppers with all that humidity. strong storms possible.
thursday, warm, 88 less humid, friday the day we're all waiting for, the 4th of july, comfortable 84 degrees, a nice, little finish to what can be a busy week weather wise. >> which will be nice for all the peek crowded into the parkway. >> reporter: they are packed in like sardines, you want cool weather for that. >> an all new fyi fill oh, owe philly is come up. here's a preview. >> reporter: i'm karen rogers. >> reporter: aim melissa magee. >> reporter: it's our annual down the shore special. >> reporter: we visit some simple shore shacks that can be the tastest places to eat. >> reporter: we go on a shopping spree in a town becoming a retail mecca. >> reporter: fido needs a vacation too, a dog friendly
>> in "health check" this morning, new research suggests tanning beds may be more dangerous to young people. researchers looked at people 25 to 50 with basil cell carcinoma ma. they reported more use of this kind of tanning when they were young. researchers say this is proof that more stren gent laws -- stringent laws are needed to discourage teens from using tanning beds. a clinical trial treating dogs with bone cancer may help people in the future. ali gorman has all the details. >> reporter: for bob, his dog
truly is man's best friend. >> i love this dog, he is my friend in the morning, he is an optimist first thing in the day. >> reporter: he spent 8 years spreading hope to cancer patient as a therapy dog. seven months ago he became a patient. when he broke his leg, veterinarians discovered advanced bone cancer. amputation and chemo therapy. most of the dogs will die in 10 to 12 months because of met at that timic -- metastatic diaz. >> reporter: along with radiation it trains the immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells. so far it's working. >> we started treating him in january, we're in june, his chest is clear of the spread of the cancer which is great news.
>> reporter: ifif the treatments success. , it will transfer to kids and woman with breast cancer. bob is thrilled he continues to help cancer patient and that his best friend is still with him. >> he is out in the park every day, he walks 8 blocks to the park and 8 blocks back, he should not be here. >> reporter: penn is looking for dogs with diagnosed or suspected bone cancer who have not had an ample sayings. you can find more at 6abc.com. ali gorman channel 6 "action news." >> next meteorologist chris sowers will take a final look at the accuweather forecast. stay with us, we'll be right back.
>> here's an innovative idea burn off the calories from your beer as you drink it. it's called the sip and cycle mobile bar in souix falls south dakota at that. they pedal around the bar and have drink. >> you don't have to worry about the calories. >> reporter: you're riding a bike to burn the calories. >> i don't know i like the idea of people sipping -- >> reporter: i won't going to go there. >> just a thought. >> reporter: speaking of a frothy header, we have the phillies game, first pitch temperatures, 84. the second game begins at 7:05
or 7:15. the weather looks nice for that, as well. comfortable can temperatures dropping into the 70s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 85 today, 86 tomorrow, 90s return later this week. >> it's now 7:56 we're just a few minutes away from saying good morning to "good morning america." here's dan abrams with a preview. >> reporter: no concerns about president obama france health. we have new details from the vatican this morning. it's supposed to be 17 stories of slip sliding fun the world's tallest water slide was set to open in kansas, but now it's been delayed again, why and what the creators are doing to to get this extreme attraction open this summer. pageant mixup. the crown winner being told to
turn in her tiara what miss florida is saying bfer being dethroned. philadelphia neighbors are speaking out about the woman and child killed in a fast-moving fire. a texas woman has a key to preventing hot car deaths. we'll show you her invention. now for chris sowers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm chris eva pilgrim, we'll seu back here at 9:00 a.m. the wonder of summer is that
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