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gunfire in broad daylight. it happened while a worker was trying to repossess someone's car. it is friday afternoon. i'm brian taff. >> and i'm monica malpass in for sharrie williams. the big news is that deadly turn of events. bob brooks with details. bob. >> reporter: brian and monica it's such a tragedy that someone would lose their lives over a reason like this. behind me you can see the scene still very active. it happened in the parking lot of what's called the santana food market. police say almost 20 shots were fired. what turned into a gun fight. more than 20's evidence markers on the ground shell indicatessings scattered across the street, car windows are shot out and man is dead. police say the scene at 18th and dickinson is the result of a shootout between the repo man and a man that didn't want this toyota taken away. >> he just looked down and saw smoke coming up people screaming. >> reporter: it was just
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after 10:30 this morning. investigators say once the repo man started moving the van a woman got out of it and started an argument. we're told she threatened to call her boyfriend. >> tow truck driver said you aren't doing anything. >> reporter: that boyfriend did come to the scene. he also had a gun. >> it's sad that it happened. >> reporter: the police say the repo man was first pistol whipped by woman's boyfriend so he turned to walk away. when he did he heard glass shattering behind him. that's when the repo man pulled out his pistol and there was a gun fight. the woman's boyfriend would be shot in the chest and arm and died at the hospital. a dog was caught in the crossfire and died as well. this point breeze neighborhood can't believe this escalated to the point someone is dead over a reason like this. >> it's a sad world out here. people crazy. >> pay your bills and you won't have to worry about nobody getting killed or any of that. >> reporter: another live look here. that is the minivan that was about to be towed. the victim the man who died 32
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years old. at this point the repo man is cooperating with the investigation. for now reporting live in point breeze bob brooks channel6 "action news." >> the driver of this car slammed into that downed tree and wires just a short time ago in gloucester county. chopper6 was overhead as those wires were burning on park hill station road near kings highway and west deptford. the driver managed to get out of that vehicle and was getting treatment at the scene. we do not yet know the extent of the injuries. >> confrontation between a philadelphia police officer and a armed man ended with the man being shot and killed. it happened before 7 o'clock in hunting park. firms many officials say an officer stopped to question man who where was driving erratically on a dirt bike. when the officer patted down the man he felt a weapon in his waist band so the officer pulse his own gun. investigators say the suspect pulled his. the officer opened fire
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shooting twice as the man ran away. >> it's no question that from the witness' standpoint the officer had every right to shoot. the question is whether the other round should have been fired and i don't know. >> the officer involved in on administrative leave. no word on the suspect's identity. >> president trump is responding today to yesterday's blockbuster testimony from the former director of the fbi. on twitter and in person he blasted james comey calling his testimony untruthful yet refusing to answer if he has any tapes that might prove it. janai norman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president trump picking and choosing which part of james comey's testimony he says are true and which are false. >> no collusion. no obstruction. he's a leaker. james comey confirmed a lot of what i said and some of the things that he said just weren't true. >> as i used to say to juries when i talked about a jury, you can't cherry pick it.
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the president asking for his loyalty pressuring him to drop an investigation and firing him because of the russia probe and today the president addressing those claims. >> he did say under oath that you told him to let the flynn -- you hope the flynn investigation. >> i didn't say that. >> so, he lied about that? >> well, i didn't say that. i mean, i will tell you i you i didn't say that and it would be nothing wrong if i did say it according to everybody that i've read today but i did not say that. >> house speaker paul ryan has come to trump's defense dismissing the ideas republicans would be seeking impeachment if trump were a democrat facing the same allegations. >> i don't think that's at all the case. >> reporter: but a former republican congressman who was a big part of president clinton's impeachment is calling ryan's bluff writing you know this isn't true. you know that you would be
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inquiring into impeachment if this were a democrat. while the president and his lawyer insist james comey lied under oath, senator jack read telling cnn the president will get his turn. >> at some point not right away but at some point he has to depose the president. >> the president wouldn't give a direct answer when asked whether there were tapes of his conversation with james comey. asked whether he'll testify under oath o-president trump said 100 percent. janai norman abc news, washington. >> time for a check of that accuweather forecast. >> beautiful way to end the work week. meteorologist cecily tynan in for adam joseph today soaking up the sunshine outside. hey, cecily. >> hi, brian and monica. it is beautiful out here, it's finally starting to feel like june. a big temperature turn around this week. remember tuesday and wednesday temperatures were stuck in the 60's. yesterday we started that slow climb, 72 degrees today so far 80 degrees. the normal high for this time
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of the is 81. so for your friday night if you're out on the town maybe some dining alfresco it will be very. >> nothing more than a patchy sky. at 7 o'clock 79 by 9 o'clock 75 by 11 o'clock temperatures still in the 70's and things will be getting quite toasty as we head through the weekend. future tracker showing tomorrow temperatures in the mid 80's. on sunday, though, temperatures will climb up into the 90's also more humidity and this likely is the beginning of our second heat wave of the year. so s-looking ahead heat wave number two will be moving in starting on sunday. we're looking at a good possibility of record highs. in addition to that poor air quality as we head into next week. i'll have all the details on high how temperatures will climb and how long it lasts coming up in the full accuweather forecast. alicia. >> cecily, thank you. you have the. just in on the cosby case within the past 15 minutes the
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prosecution rested its case after five days of testimony in the sexual assault case against bill cosby. vernon odom is live at the courthouse in norristown with the latest developments. vern. >> reporter:. >> reporter: alicia those are five full days of intense testimony and presentation here at the courthouse in norristown. again, the prosecution rested just moments ago. that was their plan. their contention that the show biz legend is guilty of aggravated sexual assault of andrea constand. the defense will that present its case starting on monday. >> day five in the bill cosby trial the day the prosecution planned to rest its case. on the witness stand again a cheltenham police detective reading from a decade old cosby deposition given in the civil lawsuit filed by his central accuser here andrea constand back in 05. under questioning cosby admitted he bought seven prescriptions for quaaludes in the 70's and on occasion gave them to women to ease his way to having sex with them.
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constand says cosby plied her with three pills and wine. late this afternoon in a sworn statement cosby said he worried about constand and her mother possibly trying to embarrass or extort him so he offered to pay for her graduate school tuition. he said he did not want his wife to find out about his sexual encounters with andrea constand. cosby's pr man spoke briefly with reporters at midday. >> mrs. cosby has disappointed mr. cosby for the entire time they've been together for 53 years. it showed when we had jury selection in pittsburgh how she was so afraid because of her love for him to stay in the hotel that he flew back and forth on his plane from philadelphia to pittsburgh. >> reporter: brian the defense will open its case monday morning the first thing this weekend the lawyers
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tomorrow in that fact, the lawyers will be meeting in a private conference with the judge. bill cosby will not be here, still no indication if bill cosby will change his mind and take the witness stand. live from the montgomery county courthouse in norristown i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action channel6 "action news." >> vernon thank you. there is now a renewed push to solve a decades old cold case involving a student at rowan university. drivers all over the area will likely see these billboards popping up. they're asking for tips to help track down the people who murdered donald farrell back in 2007. this $100,000 reward being offered for any information leading to a conviction. farrell was killed during an apartment mugging on the glassboro campus. surveillance from a convenience store shows the suspect but that suspect was never identified. >> atlantic city financial issues "action news" has learned the beach patrol is taking some cuts. a new contract calls for a longer season with a pay freeze for all but two
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lifeguards. it eliminates a bonus previously awarded for perfect attendance. lifeguards will no longer get pensions. if you're interested in joining the beach patrol by the way they are looking -- or holding tryouts on june 18. >> looks so nice down there doesn't it. >> yes it does. >> lots of people trying to get to the beach even at this 4 o'clock hour. >> happens every friday. let's go live to matt pelman. how are you. >> you don't expect this to go well, do you. >> probably not. >> friday afternoon in the summer time we know it's going to be a little bit of a mess out there. indeed already brian and monica, we have a bunch of issues. here in the western burbs 202 southbound side nasty crash. one of the vehicles facing sideways there into the barrier t southbound lanes near paoli pike just one lane is getting by. coming from exton away from route 100 you're barely moving because of this accident on 202 southbound. double trouble on the schuylkill westbound. there's a broken down vehicle near south street just 4 miles per hour approaching that. then there was a crash near the conshohocken curve that's
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now gone but still long backlog, just 6 miles per hour as you pass city avenue. lincoln drive southbound near wissahickon there's a broken down vehicle boulevard near masher you have a crash there. 95 southbound by the betsy ross bridge there's a crash and we're watching this accident on the ben franklin bridge coming into philadelphia at the moment all westbound lanes are blocked as they try and clear the accident. so, coming into philadelphia, you want to use the walt whitman. coming into new jersey you'll want to use the ben franklin because we've got lots of shore traffic at the walt whitman. a little slowing on the a.c. expressway approaching the garden state parkway but at this point it doesn't look terrible. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this very busy friday afternoon. reports of an overturned vehicle crash creating jams along 322 conchester high school. we'll check it again brian and monica, in the next half hour. >> you weren't lying. >> no. >> next on "action news" an
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unprecedented gambling bill is making its way through the pennsylvania legislature right now. if it passes you can see gaming allowed on web sites in airports and in bars and that's not all. we'll break down the potential changes. >> and moving remembrance for fallen heroes. the action cam in bucks county today as volunteers set up a massive memorial, one flag at a time. >> ♪♪ 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.
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>> ♪♪ >> gambling online in that airports bars and restaurants it's all one step closer to becoming a reality in pennsylvania. this week the house of representatives passed legislation to expand casino style gambling far beyond casinos. a move that has a lot of people talking. >> it will destroy our communities. >> state representative scott petri says there's nothing
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winning about this venture. >> the state should be careful about using vices and addictive type behavior eight. it give towns or municipalities the chance to opt out. >> illinois they required pality to be able to say no we don't want it.elsewhere it's allowed in the state but not in my town.we didn't even have the respect to do that for our communities. >> reporter: here's some of what the house approved. anyone with a liquor license can host and operate slot machine style gambling machines. licensed casinos can apply for a permit to offer gambling online or through an app and also set up gambling areas in airports. the pennsylvania lottery would be able to offer games online and casinos with horse racing tracks could set up slot machines at off track betting parlors. the house says some of the funds from all of this would go back to local communities increasing revenue without increasing taxes. >> it brings in more business that's cool more jobs.
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>> places want to have gambling things, let them. >> why keep it to the casinos own orange line. >> reporter: some addiction counselors warn of the dangers of making gambling for visible and more accessible. >> number of people are just driven because if it is so easy to reach if it is everywhere, then every person who has a interest in gambling will use it. >> reporter: now this measure still needs approval in the senate which passed a narrower gambling bill last month. monica. >> all right delaware national guard members are getting ready to deploy overseas. 19 soldiers were the stars at today's departure ceremony the smyrna readiness center. friends family and the public were there to send them off and thank them for their service. this group will serve a 12 month tour in southwest asia. they're going to six weeks of training at fort hood texas
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first. major general says this team was hand picked because of their specialized training in the communications field. missing military men and women are being remembered tonight in this touching memorial in levittown bucks county. volunteers placed hundreds of flags in a large diamond shape against the black fields here at falls township park. it's to honor mia's and pow's from vietnam iraq and more. >> seems like every year we get more volunteers to help us >> nice gesture. there are other events there this weekend as well. >> well, that major reconstruction project that will connect society hill to penn's landing in philadelphia officially has the funding to move forward. pennsylvania governor tom wolf joined mayor jim kenney to announce that the state and city are working together to pay for the project. it calls for an 11-acre green park deck between walnut and chestnut. and it would be built over the top of interstate 95. the estimated cost of that
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project, $225 million. the william penn foundation is also putting up money for the project by paying for the landscaping on the deck itself. >> hm. interesting. all right. time for a check of that accuweather forecast. we have the weekend coming up. >> yeah, we sure do. blue skies to get us started today. meteorologist cecily tynan all good news here. >> what a sight you just said. take a look at this. sky6 taking a look in cape may where the beach umbrellas are up. if you look right there know who that is? adam joseph playing hookie. enjoying the weather. i'm just kidding about that. but sky6 showing this is the place to be and actually inland's very nice as well. we've got the return of sunshine. temperatures back up to more seasonable levels. philadelphia 82 degrees. normal high for this time of the year is 81. allentown and reading 81. lancaster 80. you have a land breeze, not a sea breeze so on the beaches nearly as warm as inland. cape may 78. atlantic city airport 79. satellite6 and action radar showing we're in between
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systems. that low that brought us the clouds off the coast that has left the region. if you look up across the great lakes though, there's a little bit of a spin. that's from a weak disturbance that will be pulling through early tomorrow morning. could kick off a shower or a thunderstorm in the poconos and lehigh valley. but tonight will be a very comfortable night. a moonlit sky a full strawberry moon temperatures a lot warmer than they have been lately. 63 in philadelphia, allentown 58, cape may 64 can't wilmington 61 degrees. great weather for a friday night. now future tracker showing that upper level disturbance moving through tomorrow morning will bring us some clouds. if you're up early 7:30 mostly cloudy skies and again you see a few blips on the radar. a shower or thunderstorm across the lehigh valley and the poconos but it really doesn't last long. by the afternoon t-a good amount of sunshine. can't rule out the possibility of an isolated sprinkle. most areas though, will be rain free. and it is going to get warm tomorrow. so, if you're lucky enough to be down the shore tomorrow, it will be beautiful. partly sunny 78 degrees and
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philadelphia pleasantly warm, 86 degrees. so temperatures about 5 degrees above normal. humidity will be in check. and the poconos 78 degrees with a possibility of a morning thundershower. future tracker showing this is when things really heat up. on sunday by 5:30 in the evening, temperatures well up into the local 90's. the place to be cape may county. you get that that wind off the bay. wildwood will be 75 degrees. going feel a lot better there. the four day at 4:00 showing tomorrow partly sunny warmer but really not all that bad with a high of 86 degrees. sunday though, is when you will feel the heat and the humidity. the high soaring up to 94. monday it gets more muggy tying the record high of 95 degrees. looks like tuesday will be the peek of the heat, up to 986 degrees. a new record. you factor in the humidity, though, it will feel like 100 degrees so you really do have to take that seriously. that's dangerous heat especially since we are not used to it because it's been so cool lately. >> all right. >> thank you so much cecily.
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>> thanks cecily. >> still ahead on "action news" today major graduation mixup. >> families were left out of a delaware graduation even though they had tickets. hear from some of the distraught parents and school leaders coming up. >> and in freebie friday everything from free coffee to free iceed tea to free pets. we'll show you how to get everything 100 percent off plus that little guy needs a home. we'll tell you all about it coming up in what's the deal. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> today a great day to cool down with a glass of lemonade. folks stopping by the library in bryn mawr montgomery county and grab a glass for a good cause. alex scott did live in the 17th senatorial district before she died. a lemonade stand was originally her idea. very nice. group of students in north philadelphia celebrating the end of the school year.
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dobbins ct high hosted a party today. students spent the day outdoors soaking up the sun listening to music and of course saying goodbye to friends for the summer. there were even bounce houses for fun. philadelphia mayor jim kenney stopped by and spoke to some of the students. this school is one of several funded by revenue raised by the philadelphia beverage tax that went into effect earlier this year. >> well, after four years of hard work a group of local students have finally achieved their dream of graduating. the action cam stopped by hagan arena at saint joseph's university. it was a filled room with students from archbishop pendergast and monsignor bonner along with family and friends. we wish them all good luck, the glass of 2017 as you embark on your next adventure. more than 600 students at delaware valley charter high school in logan had a huge end of the year celebration today. it was dunk tank for the kids to dunk their teachers and they even got free hair cuts. there was food for everyone to enjoy. delaware valley farther is in jeopardy of closing its doors
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for good so's today was a bittersweet one. >> the interruption infuriating the internet. you won't believe what one best man decided to do in the middle of his best friend's wedding. >> plus graduation frustration. 24 hours dozens of family members and friends were denied the chance to see their loved ones get their diplomas. we head back to delaware to ask why. >> ♪♪ [sound of wrench] [intricate guitar riff] [engine starts] [guitar continues] today, we spend a whole lot of time like this. so at citizens bank, we've created banking tools that fit how you're living today. from advanced atms...
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joseph, alicia vitarelli sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪♪ >> hello again. 4:30 and "action news" continues with a riddle. what do taco bell pets and summer hair styles have in common? they're things you can get for free but only if you stay tuned. >> so you'll want to do that. plus, we have one demand but she had another. >> (bleep). >> well, that's right. instead of handing over cash to a would be robber an ohio subway restaurant worker handed over some employment advice. hear why she challenged him coming up. >> and if you've ever wondered if you might one day lose your job to a robot, wonder no more. there's a web site for that. how the technology predicts whether your occupation is at risk straight ahead. >> but we begin with graduation frustration in the first state. this was the scene in the university of delaware last night as hundreds of william penn high school students accepted their diplomas but this was the scene outside. many family members and friends locked out of that
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ceremony. of course missing their loved ones big moment. "action news" reporter gray hall went to the colonial school district to find out what happened. he's live at the high school now. gray any answers? >> reporter: well, monica, we have heard back from the school district. we have not heard back from the university of delaware which hosted this graduation and according to the district, locked the doors and prevented those parents from attending the ceremony because too many people showed up. >> sorry isn't enough because i waited so long for my mom to see me graduate high school but, i mean, it's not acceptable at all and i don't really know what else to say. >> reporter: she is heartbroken. she says her william penn high school graduation was ruined after her mom was prevented from seeing the ceremony thursday night. >> it could have been anybody else's mom out there but it was mine and i don't think that was fair to me. viewers shared video showing frustrated crowds of family members being locked out of
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that ceremony. her mom says she was told the university of delaware bob carpenter center was filled to capacity. even though she had a ticket she was not allowed in. >> you wait 12 long years for this one long day. you never get this day back. >> reporter: she says she was shattered. she lives in georgia and allowed her daughter to stay in delaware for several months to finish out the school yearly all they have now are pictures of them and tears outside of the graduation and a small clip a relative captured with a cell phone from inside the ceremony. >> i don't think sorry is enough. >> reporter: the district superintendent says it was out of their control. he says the school gave out 4800 tickets and the university could seat up to 5600. he blames the university of delaware. >> it's probably the biggest high school they would do. they took a visual perspective and then made that decision based on that. >> reporter: the superintendent says he completely understands why parents are upset and admits
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there is nothing that can be done to reverse what happens and he's working to make sure there is not a repeat. >> moving to are ward we'll make sure this doesn't happen again because it's not fair to our community its not fair to our students and it's a milestone that you can't get back. >> reporter: all right so back out live obviously this was a huge mistake. you heard from the superintendent. we are still waiting to hear back from the university of delaware. when we get a statement from them we'll bring it right to you. live into new castle, gray hall channel6 "action news." brian. >> gray, thank you. police in philadelphia's west oak lane section are looking for the gunman who shot two people in broad daylight today. it happened near the intersection of broad and haines street just before 1:00 this afternoon. the victims were rushed to the hospital but police have yet to release any information on their condition. we're also waiting to hear if they have any suspects or a motive. local leaders gathered together this morning to talk about what they're calling an explosion of violence in north central philadelphia. in the last 45 days they say more than 30 people have been shot and or killed in the
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neighborhood. state representative curtis thomas says it has reached a crisis proportion. >> it's not just the violence, it's the lawlessness associated with the violence where folk do not believe that anything is going to happen and that they could do whatever they want to do, whenever and wherever. >> now along with local clergy representative thomas called on community leaders to take responsibility and demand accountability. >> fire investigators trying to figure out what caused a smoky blaze in port richmond. you can see firefighters battling what's left of the blaze here on the roof of a row home. at one point the flames were so intense spoke could be seen at penn's landing 3 miles away. we are still waiting to hear if anyone was hurt in that fire. sailor in the u.s. navy was honored today in
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wilmington. delaware center tom carper hosted this pinning ceremony today for the first enlisted sailor to complete his submarine warfare qualification. he'll serve on the u.s.s. delaware which is currently being constructed in virginia. senator carper spearhead the effort to get the ship named after delaware and of course congratulations to him. >> well, we're in the 80's. it's official now. feels like summer again. cecily tynan joining us. we got to break out the sprinkler on the lawn today so the kids could run through it. totally summer. >> one of those days you just want to be outside. i think a lot of people would be happy if we just stayed in the 80's for awhile but that's not together to happen. we'll be heading into the 90's. take a look on sky6 at philadelphia international airport where we've got blue skies, a few fair weather cumulus bubbling up in the heat of the day and a temperature of 82 degrees. not where we should be for this time of the year. notice the dewpoint its 49 degrees. that's a very dry air mass. dewpoints, though, will be rising through the weekend as will the temperatures.
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so s-your weekend forecast in a nutshell tomorrow partly sunny warmer but not oppressive 86 degrees. on sunday, though, sunny hot and more humid with a high soaring up to 94 degrees and we're looking at dangerous heat. sunday through tuesday temperatures in the mid 90's but the heat index at the peek of the heat wave will be around 100 degrees so that is getting into the dangerous territory. definitely do that want to take it easy, drink lots of water, find air conditioning, don't forget about the pets, try to keep them cool. i'll let you know when the heat wave breaks, also have details on the shore and the poconos big race week in the poconos coming up in the seven-day forecast. >> cecily thank you. with the extreme heat on the way we encourage you to use our mobile app to stay informed from tips to staying cool to storm tracker6 live, the 6abc app is free download for your mobile device. it's a murder mystery on the main line that's gone unsolved for nearly 200 years. now officials are using some high tech ways to figure out just what happened all that time ago. "action news" anchor rick
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williams live in the news room with the new details on this. hi rick. >> hi, brian, thank you. we're talking about an area in malvern called duffy's cut believed to be site of a massive grave where 57 irish immigrants were buried just weeks after they arrived in the united states. well, the remains of seven of those immigrants have been discovered but the other 50 are still missing. how crews there are now renewing the search for answers 185 years after those immigrants died. also coming up tonight at 5:00, the bidens have a new place to vacation. we'll tell you where the former vice president and his wife have purchased a brand new home. just some of the stories we are following for you when we see you in just a little bit on "action news" at 5:00. until then, back to the studio and monica, we'll see you in just a bit. >> and that a you rick. >> it was a big day for graduates at a high school in northeast philadelphia. the class of 2017 from little flower catholic high school got their diplomas today. don't they look great. the graduation was held on
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campus of the holy family university and of course the gym filled with proud family members who snapped pictures to commemorate this very important occasion. congratulations. >> yup, and still to come here today, kittens tacos and coffee believe it or not those are just three of the things that you can get for free if you stick around for freebie friday. >> and will your job be a thing of the past going forward? just ask this web site which occupations are reportedly most at risk of being taken over by robots. >> plus he wanted cash. she wanted him to get a job. so what made this subway worker tell off a would be robber? she explains coming up. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> trial of that massachusetts woman accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself. prosecutors say 20-year-old michelle carter sent dozens of text messages to then 18-year-old conrad roy in 2014 pressuring him to go through with his suicide.
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the forensic expert revealed in court today that roy searched for suicide methods online. roy was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck. carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter and she faces 20 years in prison if convicted. >> two hot air balloons got too close to each other outside of chicago yesterday and the result was nothing short of terrifying. cell phone video shows a gust of wind here blowing one balloon into the other as the group launched. the pilots did manage to get untangled but it was too late for one of the balloons that hit the ground. the operator was that thrown from the basket trapped hanging upside down by his feet. the balloon then took off again after he was dumped on the ground. amazingly the aircraft came down on its own o short time later. the pilot was rushed to the hospital but he's expected to be okay. >> a subway worker did not holder back when a man walked in and tried to rob the restaurant and her reaction is going viral.
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>> open the (bleep) register. >> yes, that was kathy stafford telling the noon get a job in case you didn't hear it. he probably didn't expect her response and frankly neither did she. >> i don't know what took over me. i guess sometimes i do things i shouldn't do. [laughter] and i speak just whatever comes to my mind it just comes out. >> stafford even questioned the man and asked if he was responsible for a bunch of other rob regional rails stafford's coworker recorded the encounter and even snapped a few pictures of the suspect. it's the second time in less than a week that someone has robbed that store so they were understandably frustrated are. this time the man only got away with $13 from the tip jar. >> big talkers now. there's a new rule for the beach patrol of ocean city, maryland. don't approach or engage with topless women on the beach. that's as they wait to hear from state officials on just how to officially handle what they officially call female toplessness.
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right now there's no official law against at this time, although beach patrol can write up complaints. police in ocean city say they just handle it on a case-by-case basis because pins on this are vastly varied. >> to me it's freedom. i mean, it's okay. i mean, i wouldn't do it but if you feel comfortable with your body and you want to do at this time, that's fine. >> filed ever see that, it would turn our -- it would turn us away and we would just go elsewhere. >> ocean city's currently waiting to hear from the state attorney general's office on what legal rights women may or may not have on the beach there under maryland law. we aren't the jetsons not yet but feels like robots can do just about everything and anything to make our lives easier. do you ever fear they'll get so advanced they may some day replace you at least at work. there's a new web site called will robots take my and enter at your own risk.
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two technologists say they have developed a web site that can predict the future and yours. they use stats from a study that predicts that 47 percent of jobs will be run by robots by 2033 and combine that with numbers from the u.s. bureau of labor statistic. who's doomed as they say there? cashiers, 97 percent risk of that job. jobs involving cars, truck drivers, taxis thanks to those self driving vehicles. too, could be doomed. in case anyone here in the studios worri bombshell scenario that that led one pretty angry new lee we had to write into an advice column. your best man proposes to his girlfriend during your wedding ceremony. the new bride in this very twisted ordeal writes into dear prudence on explaining how their best man her husband's best friendcompletely stole their moment.
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that best man referred to only as john was also the officiant of the wedding. mic in hand he proposes who is also pregnant. the bride asked prudence do you think john's behavior warrants the end of a long term friendship or are we angry over nothing. prudence's answer i think it merits a fight. in between getting over it and never speaking to john again is the happy medium of having a difficult conversation with a long friend who did something selfish and self absorbed on your wedding day. wow, everyone on my facebook page says bad idea. >> that's a friendship ender for sure. >> don't go there. >> he stole the day and the moment. >> all right. >> alicia, we'll get a follow-up on that i'm sure. thank you. >> time to get another check on the roads. >> let's do it. matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center with an update for us.
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interrupt us, please. >> my proposal is don't hit the road right now unless you absolutely have to. our best man this afternoon is not our good buddy ben the ben franklin bridge. he has a crash in the westbound lanes heading into philadelphia. it's been out here now for about 45 minutes and they're just letting one lane get by. you can imagine this is not doing good things to the traffic on our good buddy ben. it's a parking lot coming out of the toll plaza in camden up and over in toward that accident scene on the downside. so, coming into philadelphia, think betsy ross, think walt whitman. coming out of philadelphia into south jersey do not think walt whitman. that's jammed solid with shore traffic. 95 southbound by the betsy ross bridge still have a crash there. there's one on the boulevard and northbound at masher, broken down vehicle on lincoln drive southbound near wissahickon as you look at the big picture you get a sense of the kind of afternoon we're having with an awful lot of red on the map. also having issues in chester county. there was a crash on 202 southbound near paoli pike. that's still out there.
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that had 100 southbound jammed. there was an accident here 100 southbound much southbound near boot road. all lanes shut down. head for pottstown pike or 352. better news in delaware. no construction this afternoon on 495 so i give you something. we'll check it again brian and monica, in the 5 o'clock hour. >> a glimmer of hope much thank you my friend. meteorologist cecily tynan standing by with in exclusive seven day accuweather forecast for your weekend coming up next.
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y26vfy y5yy >> friday we made it to the week. meteorologist cecily tynan joining us now with the details and what we can expect. >> heat, heat and more heat. >> yeah. >> but tonight is certainly a beautiful night. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we are dry out there. we got rid of the rain. we got rid of the clouds. and now we have some seasonably warm temperatures. right now 82 degrees in philadelphia. the average high for this time
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of the year is 81 so what's 1 degree between friends? allentown and reading currently 81. wilmington 82. and cape may pretty nice getting that westerly wind, that land breeze, not a sea breeze, 78 and that ocean temperature, that will feel good this weekend 63 degrees. satellite and radar showing we're in between systems right now. we had low pressure off the coast that tossed clouds our way yesterday. that's moved on. there's another system a weak pressure -- kind of upper level low that will be pulling through early tomorrow morning but between the two, we have a beautiful friday night. future tracker showing tomorrow morning though, that system will be cutting up to the north. so that means lots of clouds for most of us. northern lehigh valley aren't the poconos could get some early morning showers perhaps even a rumble of thunder 58 degrees in the poconos big race week in the poconos but this system keeps moving along, high pressure gets established and that means by the afternoon plenty of sunshine temperatures up into the 80's and then on sunday, it's when we have this
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building heat. this is typical. we've got this high pressure heat pump sitting off the east coast. we've got clockwise winds around that. that pumps winds out of the southwest. increasingly hot and humid sunday monday and tuesday and actually the heat index on tuesday likely will make it feel like 100. and we're chasing records. sunday forecasting a high of 94 degrees just 1 degree shy of the record high set back in 1986. monday forecasting a high of 97, tying that record high set two years ago and tuesday looks like this likely will be the peek of the heat, 96 degrees. we hit that, we break the record high of 95 set back in 1956. so a great place to be this weekend down at the shore. it will be beautiful tomorrow, mixture of sun and clouds, a high of 78 degrees. on sunday, plenty of sunshine and very nice with a high of 81. race week in the poconos again tomorrow morning early could have a thundershower. otherwise it's partly sunny 78 degrees. looks dry for the big race on
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sunday. sunny and warm with a high of 84. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow warmer than today. but the dewpoints still generally in the 50's so not oppressive with a high of 86 degrees, partly sunny skies. sunday though, great day to find some water to cool off. it will be hot more humid with a high of 94 degrees. monday record tying heat of 95 and tuesday the peek of the heat wave, 96 degrees. you factor in the dewpoints in the upper 60's, it will feel then it looks like r if it moves tthough on wednesday, that will be the end of the heat wave with the possibility of some thunderstorms, 86. thursday we drop to 82 and friday humid with some scattered thunderstorms with a high of 84 degrees. so definitely do want to be careful in this heat. i think that we should have the broadcast in my pool. >> let's do it. >> on tuesday. every time we have a heat wave that's what i say. we got to work on our bosses. >> they might go for that. >> i'll come up there this weekend. [laughter] >> come on over. >> freebie friday coming up next. free pets, free taco bell we
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>> it is freebie friday. we made it and we start with a free cup of coffee as you head into the week. tomorrow from 9:00 until noon free pourover coffee to celebrate its new coffee program. to celebrate the golden state warriors nba finals win taco bell is giving each customer a free doritos locos taco. consider a new summer look every friday in june from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ulta is having a few hair happy hour. michael kors is hosting a free slime event. it's happening from 1:00 to
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3:00 head to a tea vana store tomorrow and get a free beach bellini iced tea from open to 2:00 p.m. if you've been thinking of expanding your family from now through sunday, you can bring home a furry friend for free. act philly says it is at capacity so it's waiving adoption fees. they really, really want these guys and gals to to find good homes. this is going on through sunday. if you are adopting a dog in philadelphia you might have to pay a $16 licensing fee. if you choose a cat bring your own carrier or you will have to pay five dollars to take your little friend home. we have details right now on >> good stuff alicia thank you. finally here at 4 o'clock today an australian puppy who flunked out of the police dog academy has a fancy new job. this is gavel. in april of last year a tiny german shepherd was recruited.
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it wasn't meant to be. turns out gavel was just too nice for the force. more interested in snuggling than sniffing out criminals. fortunate that polite puppy seems to have failed up. after being kicked out of the academy gavel was promoted to the role of viceregal dog at queensland's government house. he now spends his days welcoming guests wearing spiffy outfits and if relaxing with the governor and his family. not a bad gig. >> he has the last laugh or bark. >> looks happy too. >> i love it. >> that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for monica malpass sharrie williams alicia vitarelli adam joseph cecily tynan i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> first "action news" continues next at 5:00 with a deadly shooting investigation in hunting park. also the new information from officials after a man was shot and killed following a struggle with police.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody meteorologist cecily tynan rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪♪ >> a deadly shooting involving police is still under investigation in the city's hunting park section. tonight the victim's family is demanding answers. but officials are defending the shooting saying police had reason to believe that the officer's life was in danger. friday night. the big story on "action news" is the fallout from last night's shooting on whitaker avenue. >> "action news" reporter wendy saltzman is live on the scene tonight with all the details. wendy. >> reporter: rick, today police talked to "action news" about that surveillance video that showed the fatal shooting on tape. they say it showed a man in his 30's running down this alley way away from the officer when he was shot. >> (screams). >> reporter: they are the haunting screams from the family who finds out their loved one was shot after
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what's being described as a violent run in with police. and while the family says the deceased male was a good guy who didn't have a gun police are telling a much different story. >> this male did not actually discharge his weapon last night but he did pull it and was engaged in a violent encounter. >> reporter: according to police the male was riding a motor bickerer's of recklessly. an officer transporting another individual stopped him and in the search felt he was carrying a gun and a scuffle ensued. >> it appears that he probably fired the first two times immediately when that guy pulls the gun out. he's probably struck at least twice when that happens. >> reporter: but then police say the man ran away and that's when another shot was caught on camera. >> there's no question that from the witness' standpoint the officer had every right to shoot but the question is is whether the other round should have been fired and i don't know.


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