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midst of a stubborn house fire in bucks county. four children are struck while playing along a south jersey road and that's next. ♪♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. tuesday night, the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news from bucks county where fire attacked a house in
plumstead township. and at this hour one person is unaccounted for. "action news" reporter kenneth moton is live near the 6600 block of point pleasant pike. kenneth, what's the situation there? >> jim, the information is still coming in but we have confirmed that firefighters are definitely looking for the homeowner. they got as far back tonight, and the scene about a half mile down this country road where you see the emergency lights. let me get you closer. from chopper 6 and from the ground we see the flames shooting from this two-story house. and the heavy smoke as firefighters work to get it under control. the call came in around 7:30 on point pleasant pike in plumstead township. we are told firefighters had a tough time with this one because the house was packed with items, a possible hoarding situation that really fueled this fire. neighbors say the home belongs to a man who lived here more
than two decades and rarely leaves his home. in fact his vehicle was still in the driveway which is why firefighters say at this point he is unaccounted for. >> pretty much stuck to himself, you know. he was a little bit different, but he didn't cause any problems. so he did hoard a lot. >> what challenges does the search bring? >> with so much collapse it makes it different. it is an unsafe condition in there. only bringing people in a little bit, do a little bit of work come back out, reassess. and watching the spreading moving in the floors and ceilings. >> at this point, investigators are a long way from trying to figure out what sparked this fire. because of this search we have the latest as it becomes available, jim. reporting live in plumstead township, bucks county for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. two philadelphia police officers on the mend tonight after getting into an accident while on routine patrol.
they crashed at 21st and laveer street in germantown two hours ago. they say the other car ran a stop sign. chopper 6 overhead at einstein medical center pass one officer arrived for treatment clutching something to his head but walking under his own power. happening in woodbury heights, new jersey, a pick up struck four children. they will survive but are in the hospital at this hour. and dann cuellar is it live. >> investigators say four kids lucky to be alive after struck by a truck. playing in the road wrae on 400 chestnut avenue. the driver did not see the kid until it was too late. a small child's shoes left on the roadway where the four kids were struck. a small cart that one of the kids was sitting in was on the roadway while they conducted the
investigation. about 8:00 the kids were playing in the 400 block of chestnut ave and a truck drove up and struck them. >> they were on the street and playing. and then i just heard a loud noise and my son came and told me that something bad happened on the street. >> the kids two girls and two boys ages 4, 8, 9 and 15 suffered a number of bumps and bruises and taken to cooper trauma. and the driver drove into the bush on the side of the roadway and not injured. >> he wasn't speeding but cars tend to speed up and down the street even though it is a dead-end street. >> the guy, was he going to visit somebody up there? >> he was visiting. and i know the children and are thankful that they are going to be ok. that's the main thing, that they are going to be ok. they will get to go out and play again and have fun. >> now neighbors say one of the kids had some of his front teeth knocked out, but for the most part all four had bumps and
bruises. it is unclear if charges will be filed against the driver. live in woodbury heights, new jersey, dann cuellar for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the power is still out for a number of businesses in wayne, delaware county after the underground explosion last night. cell phone video captured the blast. the blast sent people who were nearby running. but luckily nobody was hurt. business owners did what they could today to keep going including one barber shop that took haircuts outside. peco will be working throughout the night to try to get power restored by early morning. quite a sight in florence new jersey. a house is in danger of plunging into the delaware river. a 50-foot ravine is swallowing everything in its path and yesterday's torrential rain made the matter much worse. and it exposed a leaking pipe that could have been the culprit all along. and chris and lynne o'dell worried they have to see
see -- evacuate their home. and a bus driver had what hard attack and why he went off the road. this happened before 4:00 this afternoon. the driver went over the curb and hit a home in mount laurel. the young students on board were scared but unhurt. the driver was taken to the hospital. in philadelphia the firefighter responded to kensington high school tonight for a natural gas leak. fortunately the building was almost and no evacuations were needed. they stay low levels of gas were detected inside and outside of theable -- the building but it is now under control. and natural gas pipelines snaking through philadelphia are a concern. they have a report of the danger of the aging infrastructure. 2/3 of the pipeline is cast
iron or unprotected steel. that is 2,000 miles worth, which is considered high-risk. pgw's current pace it would take 65 years to replace it all of the commission is recommending fee hikes or borrowing money to speed up the process. vice-president joe biden with the opportunity of a visit to peco headquarters today to same that the country's infrastructure is incredibly outdated. he toured peco's facility using $200 million federal grant to help develop technology by smart meters so consumers can monitor and reduce electric usage. and looking live at philadelphia international airport where a multi-billion dollar project is set to take off. at noon tomorrow officials are scheduled to sign paper work over lawsuits with the capacity enhancement program. the plan paves the way for a massive expansion of the airport including a longer
runway, interior renovations and people movers to get around terminals. the school district and other had to come together on land rights. and it will take 12 years and other phases still in the works. center city, philadelphia growing by leaps and bounds. a new report says that the number of people living in downtown is now second only to midtown manhattan. the center city district defined as 7.7 miles between girard avenue and tasker street river-to-river. the report says the population rose 16% since 2000 to more than 183,000 residents. two out of every five jobs in philadelphia are based there. a well-deserving veteran and his family now have a new place to call home in burlington county.
staff sergeant mario murray given this custom-build mortgage-free home in florence thanks to the built to honor program. wounded in 2011 when his base was attacked in afghanistan. still to come on "action news" tonight, the warning over lyme's disease as people spend more time outdoors in tick-infested area. were philadelphia is a danger zone. and my one-on-one with archbishop charles chaput. not talking about the pope's visit as we did at 6:00 but the state of the church in modern day america and whether people are losing faith. and tracking another round of storms on the way. de details on the timing and what is to follow in the accuweather forecast. ready for some football? ducis rodgers breaks down the eagles' schedule which was just released tonight. "action news" continues in a moment.
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we want peace! we want justice! >> at least 1,000 people gathered in baltimore tonight to protest the death of a man who died after being injured while in police custody. 25-year-old freddie gray died sunday. he suffered a spinal cord injury after being arrested on april 12. the circumstances that led to his fatal injury remain a mystery mystery, six officers suspended without pray. and -- without pay. and fatally shooting a man arrested by officers is drawing criticism for his plans to vacation in the bahamas. robert bates faces a second-degree manslaughter charge. the 73-year-old insurance executive said he confused his stun gun and his hand gun. his lawyers say the family
vacation was planned previously. it looks like loretta lynch finally on the way to being confirmed as attorney general. the nomination vote was stalled while republicans and democrats feuded over a sex trafficking bill. and mcdonnell refused to do it until the sex trafficking was resolved. the head of drug enforcement administration plans to resign. she has been taken enormous heat from members of congress the way she handled misconduct by agents. only lenient conduct on agents attending sex parties with prostitutes. and the bombing was in the
trial regarding sentenced to death and witnesses, those who lost legs or loved ones in the bombings two years ago. saudi arabia announced it will end the bombing campaign against rebels in yemen. the next phase of the operation focuses on preventing the rebels from targeting facilityians. the american aircraft carrier uss roosevelt arrived in the area, part of a blockade to prevent iran -- there is the aircraft carrier -- to prevent iran from delivering arms to the rebels. generic drugmaker teva making an offer for a competitor today. and the head quarters in montgomery county. if if passes scrutiny by regulators the combined pharmaceutical powerhouse will dominate the market and they worry it will lead to higher
generic prices. and a warning about ticks. the first time researchers found the blood-sucking insects in every county. and they are the primary carrier of lyme's disease. the past five years, pennsylvania reported more infections than anywhere else in the united states. experts recommend wearing long sleeves and pants, using insect repellent and doing a full-body check after going outdoors. use fine-tipped tweezers to remove a tick that has bitten you. and please go to the doctor in symptoms develop. a bensalem woman collared for alleged animal cruelty. saying inside of this home this morning they found 43 chihuahuas. the tenant on the 3500 block of morrow drive facing up to 100 charges. tonight, the second part of my one-on-one with philadelphia archbishop charles chaput. we appreciated his hospitality
and came away with a clear intention that he does not accept the increasingly popular portrayal of him in the media as an arch conservative objecting to what some call the progressive views of pope francis. ♪♪ >> some experts on the church claim francis is encouraging debate on making divorced and re-married catholics and gay and lesbian catholics feel more welcomed by the church. as one journalist characterized the view we should bring the church to them now and worry about making them more worthy later. and archbishop charles chaput rejects that characterization. >> we don't trick them into the church and spring the teaching of jesus on them. it is not the appropriate way to do anything. and jesus himself, he was always clear from the we beginning about the costs of being his disciple. when he said if you follow me you have to take up your cross and follow me. he didn't say follow me and i will talk to you about the difficult things later.
>> where is the word "reform" relevant in terms of the catholic church and what you might be talking about at the world meeting of families? >> the word "reform" in catholic tradition means conversion. which means we reform our life after the pattern given to us by the gospel. that's what it means. not that we exchange the teaching of jesus christ for the teachings of the current age. we believe that jesus, god game -- became man and that is the teaching. >> and many feel differently. leaving the american catholic church struggled to keep the flog engaged as it failed to adapt to modern lifestyles. in a poll 64% say the church should allow priests to marry and 73% said they should sanction birth control. >> and polls are very important so we know where people stand, but the catholic church is not a
church whose teaching depends on polls. only one constituent that matters that is jesus christ. if what the people ask for is that the churching more faithful to jesus christ i am all enthusiastic about it. if >> 47 parishes closed and chaput works to close the archdiocese deficit. for many communities it is hard-breaking. >> everybody that i talk to is it either angry with me because we closed their parish. mergers take place. people don't go to place anymore. and they want their parishes a place that people move into rather than another one. >> are you confident there is not one priest in the archdiocese that is current highway abusing children. >> if i knew there were the person would be removed and we are all human beings all of us.
as far as i know there is not a single person in our parishes and our schools, in public ministry that has a history of abusing children. >> i wondered if archbishop charles chaput is disappointed that the pope has not appointed him cardinal after four years on the job. he replied he is not disappoint said. even if it never happens, archbishop of philadelphia is privileged. have you seen theinbow? joking on twitter about four pots of gold. the phenomenon appears to be two overlapping double rainbows and clearly you don't see that very often. >> but you can see the double rainbow as lot. we had a lot this morning in philadelphia.
just a few scattered showered. >> and a pot of gold or two. >> hopefully, that would be nice. very quiet weather tonight. stormtracker live double scan showing we have dry conditions this evening. and we won't stay that way all day tomorrow though. i do want to show this photo. the sunset of the delaware just gorgeous. enough cloud cover to make things interesting. it's dry and seasonably cool. currently in philadelphia 56 degrees down from the high of 67, which is 1 degree above normal. about where we should be this time of year. allentown 51. trenton 53. wilmington 54. and sea isle city currently 52 degrees. satellite 6, along with action radar showing a system that's going to keep us in some cool air and will produce some showers and thunderstorms. if you look up north of the great lakes, you can see the swirl. that's a vortex. upper-level low. what this is doing, it will
first bring us a cold front, and then it will meander there for several days and this will keep us in a pool of unseasonably cool air. the morning should be fine. no whether problems for the morning commute. partly sunny and seasonably cold. take a jacket. 6:00, 49 degrees. by 8:00, 53. and then futurer tracker shown a line of showers and thunderstorms developing shortly after lunchtime crossing into philadelphia around 4:30 or so in the afternoon. and then moving off the coast about an hour later. these could contain gusty winds. the reason why, ahead of it warm air. 68 degrees in philadelphia. i would not be surprised if some areas in the 70s. it is humid, enough to support strong thunderstorms. but there is cold air in the atmosphere. what it will do is pull down the cool air aloft, pea-size hail.
and high pressure builds in with clouds and sunshine. 11 degrees below average. 56 degrees. you factor in the winds and the wind chill feels like 50 degrees and the cool air sticks around through the weekend into next week. the seven-day forecast we start off dry in the morning, gusty afternoon showers and thunderstorms. and saturday partly sunny, breezy and cooler. slight chance of a shower north of philadelphia. 56 degrees. friday, remains breezy stays cool, 56. and saturday last saturday 81. this saturday nothing like that. 59 degrees. sunday, sun and clouds 60. monday mostly sunny, 62. and tuesday, increasing clouds with a threat of shower. 63 degrees. we have one day in the next seven days above average, and then cooling off and the cool air could linger for another week. >> thank you. an annual 5k at the philadelphia museum of art.
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always a fun night for eagles' fans the schedule is out. >> it is. not since the freshman year in high school has a scheduling been as dissected as this. the schedule is out, and your guess is as good as mine as to how many victories in this. opening in atlanta on monday night football. and cowboys the following week october 4 game at washington means three of the first four games on the road. the saints here october 11. and giants visit october 19 for another espn game. the eagles have five prime time games. bye week in week eight. and eagles to dallas november 8. they could see winston when the bucks come in week ten. another game thanksgiving this time in detroit. moving on, the toughest game of the season comes early december against the defending champion
new england patriots and then lesean mccoy returns with the beautiful bills and ending with back-to-back division games, redskins and on the road against the detroits. a day after the tim tebow signing more opinions pouring in. and the former kicker seeley has one not too flattering. >> i really respect the person the man, the things he believes in and things he does off the field. he was the single worst quarterback i ever saw in my career in the nfl. like i watched him one day. i watched him do routes on air and we were playing the broncos. and there are no d.b.s and you know exactly what he is going to run, no pass rush. he had like 13 incompletions. everywhere i go people are asking what is coach kelly doing with the off-season moves? the man who replaced chip at oregon says coach has not lost his marbles. >> what would you say to eagles' fans that think chip kelly is a little crazy? >> i think it is unfortunate
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hoping the return home would make up the phillies bats slumber over. phills and marlins. welcoming in the members of the negro league. and second inning no score. and hot, his first homer is a 2-run shot batting .319. and the fifth inning a tie game and routine grounder to ryan howard. and a run scores miami takes the 3-2 lead. but howard makes up for it in the sixth inning with a man on. that's his first homer of the season.
the phillies regain the lead 4-3. how about some insurance? seventh inning a pitch after almost getting beaned. ben revere almost to the gap. the triple and the phillies cruise from there winning 7-3. and that's a look at sports. >> all right better. >> yeah. jimmy kimmel live. "action news" continues at 4:30 with tamala edwards, matt o'donnell david murphy and karen rogers with traffic. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. good night. ♪♪
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