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tv   Action News at Noon  ABC  July 15, 2015 12:00pm-12:31pm EDT

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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good afternoon, in the news a man is accused of attacking two
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child welfare workers in new jersey. and former president, bill clinton is in philadelphia for the final day of the naacp convention, live report of the details of his address. and flooding caused by heavy rains, some roads are under water and covered with floating trash in atlantic city over in absecon we found a homeowner with flooding on the first floor one of her cars got stuck on the road and people ran into high water wherever they turned. >> i when to the mall up to white horse pike and back, it was a mess, it took me an hour to get home. >> flooding is just part of the issue overnight hundreds of lightning strikes hit the region and karen rogers is in for david murphy standing by with the latest for what we expect for the rest of the day. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan showing at this point we have 364 lightning strikes in
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the area but they are currently off the coast where the storms have gone, trenton and wilmington light steady rain and storms blossoming to the south we can go close to this south of dover and route 13 and fortescue and lewes delaware and cape may and right along route 49 it's still getting wet and mays landing as well. you can see in atlantic city the storm is just pulling off and surf city, and the heaviest here near seaside heights. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we have this area of low pressure to the south, it's not just that it's moving from west to east, kind of pinwheeling around that, that is why the storms are reigniting, the worst of it will hit in the i-95 corridor and areas east as we are currently seeing and in this wider region i was doing some digging with accuweather, in this area including new york and harrisburg and down towards maryland, we had 9,354
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lightning strike from this morning until midnight. so many problems with the storms we had through the region and that is why the flash flood warnings continue aat this point until 12:45, for parts of atlantic, ocean and burlington counties in new jersey be had a flood advisory that just expired but we can see downpours in the area especially in new jerseyth delaware more flooding is possible but i think the worst of this is over, details coming up in just a few minutes. >> karen thank you. lets look live now outside sky 6 hd this is how it looks in center city philadelphia rain coming down and it's cloudy out there, but the worst of rain has moved out for the city and caused plenty of issues overnight. katherine scott is live now along the schuylkill expressway
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with more. >> reporter: we were actually not too far away from here when the rain began and there were a couple of drops on our windshield and then the sky opened up. there is a huge difference at this hour, the westbound lanes of the schuylkill the roads are wet but the rain has lightened up incredibly from the heavy storms this morning. thunder boomed across pottstown early this morning, heavy storms moved through dumping rain across our area. when the rain started in pottstown it was like someone turned on a faucet and some spots quickly flooded. high street by college was under water and a minivan got stuck police were on scene when the tow truck was hooked up and hauled away. and lightning strikes across salem, new jersey more strikes
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lit up wilmington as the storms rolled through and roads were wet for this morning's commute like here on 422 east, windshield wipers batted away the rain drops in phoenixville fire crews were called to this home on dayton street and people escaped unharmed by their homes were destroyed. the fire marshall was investigating if the fire was lightning related. fire marshalls are on location trying to determine that right now. back here along the schuylkill expressway where the rain is still falling, the roads are wet but the conditions have improved a lot this morning, around here at least the worst of the storms have already moved through. we are are live along the xouk-by city avenue, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. when breaking news or weather happens in your neck of the woods we invite you to join
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the action email your photos and videos to or use the #6abcaction using social media. >> all right happening right now former president bill clinton, is addressing the naacp in center city he is giving the key note address in one of the final sessions at the convention the ceo of the naacp called clinton a humanitarian and a friend. we'll have a live report from the convention center coming up in our next half hour. >> two child welfare workers are recovering from an assault in pennsville salem county. police say that alexis plater knocked a female employee to the ground they were at the penn terrace apartments to check on the well being of children it's unclear what sparked the attack.
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plater is held on $25,000 bail. video was released showing the moment that a notorious drug lord made his escape. this is joaquin guzman or el chapo showing how he put his shoes on and disappeared. and there is still no sign of him today. mary bruce joins us live from washington now. >> reporter: there is now a nearly $4 million reward being offered for el chapo and as the manhunt continues, we so the dramatic video of the moment that he slipped out of that prison cell. here it is the moment that the world's most dangerous drug lord escaped from the maximum security prison in new mexico. that is el chapo guzman pacing back and forth and taking off
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his tracking bracelet before calmly walking over to the shower stall and disappearing. they say that the shower curtain to give some privacy was exploited. for the first time abnews getting a close up look inside of the sophisticated tunnel that el chapo used to escape. >> we are inside the el chapo tunnel. deep underground authorities finding rails and this modified motorcycle likely used by el chapo to race for freedom it runs a full mile under the prison to a house. >> here it is here is the house. where he just walked into and disappeared. the shock waves were felt in mexico and here in the u.s., the escape of el chapo translates into two things more violence
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for mexico and more drugs coming into the united states. >> reporter: now to put this into perspective. el chapo is responsible for 25% of the drugs in the u.s. chicago is naming them once again their public enemy number one. >> mary thank you. >> from our delaware newsroom now, police are looking for clues after the discovery of a shooting victim in a movie theater parking lot officers found the 20-year-old man wounded on madison street in wilmington after midnight police believe he was found nearby on oak and har shall streets, he was taken to christiana hospital and police are looking for the shooter and possible motive. >> the casinos that survived in atlantic city are starting to pull in more money four of the
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remaining eight gaming halls brought in the same amount of money as a year ago overall revenue is up 5.5% from june of last year. still to come on "action news" at noon, a major restaurant chain pulls eggs from the menu because of the shortage of the bird flu, the menu changed to a chinese food staple that made for very unhappy customers. and meteorologist, karen rogers, will have your seven-day forecast we are waiting for the rain to go away.
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a colorado jury is now deciding the fate of james holmes prosecutors asked the jury to reject the insanity defense and argue the he was sane beyond a reasonable doubt and want him sentenced to the death penalty. a former nazi guard known as the book keeper of the auschwitz death camp is going to prison. 94-year-old oscar groaning was sentenced to four years behind
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bars convicted on complicity to murder. he testified he guarded prisoners baggage and took their money after they arrived to be put to death in poland. today president obama will try to sell his administration's landmark nuclear deal with iran he will use a white house news conference to promote the government to congress and world leaders, many lawmakers are skeptical that the deal can stop tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and the president says he will veto any legislation that stands in the way of the agreement. and now the government is forcing sky west airlines to make changes after a scare in the sky this spring, a flight stalled on route to denver and the plane dropped 12000 feet and landed without incident and now they have been slapped with
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speed and altitude requirements to leave room for pilot error. they partner with carriers like american and delta. the 16-year-old girl who says she survived a small plane crash in washington state is now back at home. autumn hiked out of the rugged cascade mountains and told 911 operators she was flying in a small plane with her grandparents when it ran into trouble. she was found with burns on her hands and scratches and bruises? a popular chinese food chain is changing its menu because of the egg shortage caused by the bird flu. the company removed eggs from their fried rice and replaced them with corn, they posted signs alerting them to the recipe switch and some people
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walked out. >> egg is part of fried rice, if you go anywhere it will have egg in it. >> panda temporarily discontinued hot and sour soup and they said the change could last up to two years. still ahead on "action news" at noon, a new report on the best chances to retire. what it says about the golden years in the tri-state area. >> and big deals for customers the big deals available from amazon and wal-mart today.
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amazon and wal-mart are doing battle online today it's amazon's prime day, a day long sales event in honor of the company's 20th anniversary they ignited a war with wal-mart and the retailer launched their own sales extravaganza with big deals on electronics from both retailers coming up we'll have more details and discounts and a full report from abc news. from you thinking about retirement you may want to consider a new poll. they suggest that the golden years are far better in some states than other years delaware was ranked among the top states for retirees, pennsylvania fell in the middle with a c and new jersey earned a
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place towards the bottom of the list an f. they looked into the cost of living and access to health care and the overall quality of life. experts say that coconut vinegar is full of antioxidants and elements that could detoxify your body and boost your immune system and could suppress appetite and reduce blood sugar. they say take a tablespoon before the meal to trigger the events, it's a good alternative to apple cider vinegar. and now an epidemic is causing problems for row cruting for the military it shows one in three adults too heavy to enlist and the military saw a 61% rise in obesity since 2002 among active duty forces that
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drives up obesity elhealth care spending. >> and now the "action news" team is working on news stories beginning at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is here with more. >> coming up at 4:00, right message but maybe the wrong approach, why so many people are criticizing one father and the way he tried to tell his daughter that her shorts were just too short. coming up at 4:00. four years ago in atlantic city, a fire chief lost his 17-year-old in a car accident that killed three other football players, today the father was dealt another blow, what a thief stole from his memorial bench if you are not done loaded the fro 6 abc news app can you watch our newscast streaming live. >> thank you. your accuweather forecast is coming up when we come right back.
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>> back now you with historic pictures from space for the first time we get a glimpse of pluto, horizon's new spacecraft september these pictures back, it took nine years and thousands of miles and it's about a quarter the size of earth new horizons are expected to send back even clearer images. >> maybe it will become an actual planet again. >> the photos will help it out. >> we are waiting for the rain to stop. it should shouldn't but we are still dealing with it now. we have a good amount of rain in the area, light rain in philadelphia and wilmington but look at the storms we see to the south, no lightning with but it
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looks like the lightning is off the coastline in milford and fortescue and cape may and sea isle city, and atlantic city and further into seaside highs a few pockets of rain there, some more in woodbury and pottstown and honey brook and coatesville are all drying out, the rain is trying to push through and lets go outside and see what is looks like, this is our temple university camera we have light rain falling in the city and the clouds are suppressing the temperatures 73 in philadelphia but the dew point is up there. oppressive humidity at 69 degrees, the wins out of the west at 9 miles per hour. and here are reports, limerick 2.1 inches of rain and plainfield, yesterday and today
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over 4.5 inches of rain. in franklin township gloucester county nearly 4.33 inches of rain and bass river ocean county they clocked a 60 miles per hour wind gust with a storm that came through. still dealing with the storms that are out there today. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the worst of it hit in the morning hours at this point. we are watching the rain try to end as it sits and spins off the coastline at this point. not a lot of rain to the west to watch, future tracker 6 showing that the worst of it will be in delaware and along the coastline but still a shower here or there, and downpours that could cause flooding concerns for areas that are hit hard and then tonight nothing, the front comes through and we feel a big difference in the western suburbs the possibility of a shower you got a lot of rain eshlier and it's looking better and rain now and heavier pockets here or there.
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the real pockets will be in delaware and southern new jersey especially the coastline 80 at 3:00 p.m., a couple of breaks at 5:00 p.m. and 81 and showers here and there especially in south jersey and delaware by 7:00 p.m., 78 and 9:00 p.m. 77 the low is 67 tonight, it will feel good it's unusual for this time of year to have an area of low pressure so strong and organized that moved through our area, and that caused the storms we have starting early in the morning, humid and downpours at times today especially areas philadelphia east, 82 for your high and tomorrow a huge change and breezy and refreshing and dry and 84 we have been craving the sunshine and we are getting it not a bad weekend on saturday and warm and humid and 88 and hot and humid 90 and just a chance of a storm. monday hot and humid and 90
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tuesday is still sticky and if we hit 90 it will be a heat wave and strong storms to break the heat, some rain in spots today and we'll continue on the air to help you through it now. quick break and more news when we come back.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues are rick williams sara bloomquist. here have the stories we are
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following for you at 12:30 early morning storms dropped a lot of rain leaving flooding here in new jersey. and bill clinton addresses the naacp convention, and now they say that a boston police captain's son is an isis loyalist. and now flooding from drenching downpours and storms that kept hitting the same areas and more rain in the forecast aas well. new jersey seems to have gotten the worst of it so far atlantic city showing cars driving through standing water and trash is floating around and people are waiting through the sidewalk that looks like a river this afternoon. the "action news" cam found water flowing into this home in absecon. lets go to karen rogers in for david murphy with the


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