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new jersey turnpike. traffic has been backed up for miles. ♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. it is wednesday night, and the big story on "action news" tonight is a spectacular truck crash on the new jersey turnpike. the collision sparked an explosion and fire near exit 9. in east brunswick, one of the
trucks was carrying paper, the other was transporting medical supplies. we have been getting video of the crash from viewers at the scene. the crash happened at 8:00. police quickly shutdown the northbound side of the turnpike and traffic was backed up for miles. they have only recently reopened a couple of lanes to traffic. both drivers suffered minor injuries. one of them being this driver whose clothes caught on fire as he ran from his burning vehicle. witnesses came to his aid. he will be ok. she is the top law enforcement officer in the common wealth of pennsylvania, but she is also an alleged purger, obstructor of justice. and her first public comment came today. she insists that she is the target of a grand plan by prosecutors and judges. according to kathleen kane, it all starts with pornography. "action news" reporter, sharrie williams, is live at the big
board with the full story. >> kathleen kane says the version of the story that's been out there is incomplete and inaccurate. she proclaimed her innocence saying this entire ordeal is linked to pornography and offensive emails that happened before she got in office. in her first public comments since charges were filed against her, kathleen kane did not mince words. >> my defense will not be that i am the victim of an "old boy's network" or otherwise. my defense is that i broke no laws of this commonwealth, period. >> she defended herself in height of being accused of leaking secret information from a grand jury investigation to a newspaper and later allegedly lying about it. >> i am innocent of any wrongdoing. i neither conspired with anyone, nor directed anyone to do anything illegal. >> the indictment against kane was filed last week by montgomery county d.a.
and kane says this is not really about a press leak, she says it is a story of government employees trying to keep a string of emails from going public. emails that kane potentially could have the power to release. >> it began with a group of state prosecutors and judges passing pornographic, racially offensive and religiously offensive emails amongst each other. >> kane says she discovered the offensive emails in the a.g.'s office dating to corbet's ten tour. claiming the judges and the lawyers buried it using the grand jury. >> some involved in the email tried to make sure that the emails and their attachment to it never saw the light of day. >> and kane called on the judge to release the emails in
question. jim, she also made it clear she is not resigning. >> thank you. an 8-year-old in stable condition tonight after he found a gun and accidentally shot himself. police say the boy was talking in the park in germantown. he picked up the gun and it discharged and hit him in the foot. and driven to the medical center, the police still looking for the gun. details coming in about the massive explosions that destroyed a terminal in the port chinese city where the number of dead is at least 17. there are reports that nine of the victims are firefighters. 30 firefighters still missi mississipmissing. and they say the explosion
happened where this were haza hazardohazar hazardous materials. they say between 300 and 400 people have been admitted to hospitals. jimmy carter has cancer. revealing that surgery to remove a small mass from his liver revealed that he has cancer spreading to parts of his body. he did not identify the origin of the cancer or whether the doctors know the origin. and carter has been promoting his latest book "a full life." >> i know if a few years since i will be 91 in october, that my travel capability and my physical ability will die down. >> carter has lost most of his immediate family to pancreatic cancer. and president and mrs. obama said jimmy, you are resilient as
they come. along with the rest of america, we are rooting for you. the philadelphia police say they have a serial bandit hitting businesses in frankford, mayfair and others. and "action news" reporter jeff, what are the details on this? >> jim, the police say the bandit has been busy robbing dollar stores. six so far in two months, the most recent last night. armed with a gun, and in one case rope used to tie up a clerk. he walked in like any other customer, reportedly asked about the soaps but used his gun to clean out the place. >> but a gun here. said if you have any money, everything give me now. >> the surveillance cameras on the 4600 block of frankford avenue captured the robbery as the clerk hands over a cash, he is ordered into the aisle and onto the floor where you see the
suspect holding a piece of rope. >> and put in my lap. >> and he explains how the robber tied his arms and legs before taking off with the cash. and he then untied himself and called the police. >> did you think that he was going to shoot? >> yeah, yeah, i think about this way. >> and since the june stick-up the the philadelphia police say the same guy knocked often dollar stores throughout the northeast including one on torresdale avenue and one on frankford twice. they asked him to notice the distinct hat and shirt and call them. >> and tying people up, but more importantly he has a hand gun. the concern is that it progresses and he uses the hand gun. >> and the store owner isn't taking any chancings and and will be closing shop later this movement -- month. if you now this guy or know
where the police may find him call 911 or the tip line, 215-686-tips. live in northeast detectives. loved ones of a murdered mother mourn her death. and the mother shot in front of her 4-year-old daughter on monday. the little girl was struck and wounded and a 51-year-old woman. those attending the candlelight vigil found solace in the arrest. 21 year old tyler carter taken into custody in newark, dell care and charged as the lone triggerman. gentleman tolls are going up on the burlington, bristol and tacoma palmyra bridges. voting in favor of hikes. going from $2 to $4 those paying cash. ez going up to $3.
and they stay the increases should generate an additional $12 million a year and that's needed for a $110 million plan to make safety improvements to both bridges, including redecking the bridge. >> this is about safety, sustainability, viability. it is not about asteticks and we have a responsibility to the community. >> and the repairs are on a timetable of about five years. citizens bank may owe you some money. the financial institution has allegedly been shorting hundreds of thousands of customers from 2008 to 2014. the government says citizens pocketed the difference when people deposited more money than what was marked on their deposit slips. regulators say that sometimes it was sloppy bookkeeping or the bank scanners misread checks.
occasionally customers even made money on the transaction mistakes. but citizens will pay back $14 million to affected customers and a fine of more than $20 million. septa's second lottery set to close within the hour. so if you need passes during the papal visit, now is the time to get them. the transit agency selling a special three-day pass for rides on the norristown high speed lines and trolley routes 101 and 102. these are separate from the regional rail passes that septa sold earlier this movement the lottery sign-up closes at exactly 11:59 tonight. and so "action news" will be heading to argentina to gather stories from pope francis' hometown. i will be talking to people and seeing the places that helped him form his views and faith. watch these special reports live from argentina at 6:00 and 11:00
next week on 6abc. still to come on "action news" tonight, he was lost at sea overnight off the coast of new jersey, clinging to a survival. and tonight we hear this teen's story. >> and los angeles with a new weapon in the fight against drought. how about 96 million plastic holes? we explain. comfortable conditions tonight. temperatures in the 60s and 50s. clearing skies for our overnight. still in the sky, explaining and the next heat wave on the way in the accuweather forecast. and a report by registered nurse, ali gorman. and a medical group returning from haiti. one said nothing could have prepared her for what she saw there and the people she treated. the story and why they say haiti desperately needs help. and the eagles getting ready for the colts when "action news" continues tonight.
ocean off the coast of new jersey. last night dylan was on a jet ski on his way back to high lands, new jersey when he hit something. the jet ski started sinking. he swam to a tower in the water and climbed to the top. he tried to flag down boats but they didn't see him. so he stayed there all night. nine hours. when the sun came out, he decided to swim. >> i knew it was like a four-mile swim from where i was. so i hopped in the water and started swimming. after about 25-30 minutes of swimming, i saw a united states coast guard boat heading for me. >> he was able to get the coast guard's attention. he did have to be hospitalized for signs of dehydration and hypothermia. cnn issued the first poll in iowa, and donald trump is way ahead. trump is supported by 22% of the potential caucus-goers with
retired neurosurgeon carson in second with 14%. and the wisconsin governor, scott walker third with 9%. jeb bush in 7th. and the polls say that trump is seen as the candidate most likely to change the way things work in washington. and in new hampshire, the bernie sanders band wagon picking up speed. a poll has sanders leading hillary clinton. and the poll has sanders with 44% of the vote, and hillary clinton with 37%. on "healthcheck" tonight, a local group is sharing its experience from a recent medical mission to haiti. it is the poorest county in the western hemisphere and they fear that people there are being forgotten. and ali gorman joins us with the story and lest we forget you were on a mercy mission to haiti what, a couple of years ago. >> i was. it was an experience that stayed with me, and that's why i was
drawn to this story. a local medical team who raised money for their trip and traveled with a filmmaker documenting the need tore help in haiti. one veteran nurse stays she has seen progress, but there is still a very long way to go. these 22-day-old twins are the first patients that she saw when they set up a clinic in the mountains ever haiti. the baby's mother was dehydrated and not able to make enough breast mill talk feed both. >> one twin literally was dying. >> she says that haiti is a spark difference from her every day life as a pediatrician in mount laurel. >> and you don't see the poverty you see, mile after mile. >> it was her first trip to haiti, but registered nurses maggie and teresa have gone several years. they call themselves lifers. >> the people over there are so
resilient. and humble. and gracious. and that's what keeps me going back. >> this year, maggie's brother, a filmmaker joined them and is sharing his video with "action news." >> i think most people in the u.s. might have forgotten about haiti. we heard about the earthquake and we heard about what happened, but that was five years ago. and i think that people don't realize how bad haiti was. >> and that was something that struck me on my trip to port-au-prince with project med-an share. and going to haiti six times, she says she sees progress. some medical clinics are now self-sufficient. still in many areas -- >> there's nothing. they have absolutely nothing. >> that's where they set up mobile clinics and see about 300 people a day. diagnosing problems. >> one in the morning, one at night. >> and giving medication and
education. they also visit orphanages. >> this is their playground right here. this is the well that they just got. but it's not clean water, so they can't drink it. >> millions of dollars were raised to help haiti, but it's been alleged the money never reached many people in need. >> it's really frustrating because that money could be used for education for schools. for clean water. for simple things we take for granted every day. >> and she says her group and numerous others will continue. >> it is heart breaking, you can't save everyone and help everyone, but we do save and help a lot of people over there. >> and if you want to help, the group works with life connection mission. they have local fundraisers to help pay for the trip and to buy medical supplies and clothing for kids. we have information on 6abc.com. jim, sadly the one twin did not survive, but by helping the
mother the other twin is thriving. and maybe every few minutes over some period of time we should stop taking for granted what we have here. >> things like clean water. >> thank you. los angeles has a unique strategy to fight california's devastating drought. they have turned the city's water reservoirs into something like a children's ball pit. 96,000 plastic balls on the surface as a barrier to the sun slight saving gallons of water every year. and the shade balls can protect it from dust, chemicals, wildlife and even prevent blooms of algae. >> great idea. it is amazing they didn't think of that years ago. >> we will see them all over the place, in philadelphia. the accuweather forecast, here is cecily tynan. >> jim, looking pretty good. stormtracker live double scan
showing we have dry conditions. there just is one renegade shower in western lancaster county, but elsewhere the skies are clearing out very nicely. right in time for the perseid meteor shower. and by about midnight you should be able to see it. they will be peaking officially at 4:00 in the morning when we will see up to 100 meteors bright and fast. some training per hour. and with the new moon, the sky is dark, so we have no moon lyte to really compete with perseid. the best thing to do is look to the northeast, get away from the city lights. allow about an hour to see them you won't see them right away, but if you see them please post a picture on my facebook page so i can share them with viewers now. comfortable, 75 down from the high of 85 with low humidity. allentown 71. trenton 70. millville 65. the poconos a little on the chilly side down to 59 degrees. but satellite 6 along with
actions radar showing the big weather-maker is the broad area of high pressure. the high pressure is squeezing the moisture out of the atmosphere, creating low humidity. and tomorrow will be the nicest day of the week with winds out of the northwest. loads of sunshine, 83 degrees. low humidity and a little bit on the breezy side. that high pressure will really expand heading into friday. that means again low humidity and a little warmer with a high of 88 degrees. this high-pressure system moves to the east for the weekend. we get a return flow out of the southwest, and that will bring the return of heat and humidity. but if you are down the shore tomorrow, don't forget the sunscreen, you will need it. loads of sunshine with the sea breeze kicking up in the afternoon. it will be pretty comfortable with temperatures in the low 80s at the jersey beaches. and about 82 degrees. and the forecast, beautiful day tomorrow. low humidity temperatures. slidely on the cool side this
time of year. 83 degrees. friday comfortable but will get warmer with a high of 88 degrees and mostly sunny skies. saturday the heat on, hot and humid. 91 degrees. can't rule out the possibility of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm. heat and humidity builds sunday for the union game and eagles preseason. uncomfortable, 93 degrees. same on sunday, heat wave number four. tuesday the humidity intensifies, 92 degrees and chance of afternoon thunderstorms. and wednesday looking unsettled as well. some thunderstorms with a high of 90 degrees. tomorrow 83 degrees, nicest day of the week, enjoy it. >> that's good, thank you. "action news" with an early back-to-school event tonight at st. malachi's school. and parents and students enjoying snow cones and school supplies. and a tour of the school meeting
the teachers and staff. and the parents got a chance to look at designs for the new school. and for dozens a night full of dancing. attending the camp prom in month mopt -- montgomery county. and more than 40 disabled children dressed up showing their moves. and the queen and king got a ride in an limo around the camp ground. dear fellow citizen, i know what it's like to grow up without a whole lot of money. and how much it matters to save. i try to teach that to my daughter. i'm saving for a house and i don't want my money to go to bank fees.
getting ready for indianapolis, i am not sure that the first preseason game has been this anticipated in a long time. >> we want to see how much the quarterback can do and if he can do much on that knee. it's exhibition football but a chance for coaches to see their players in game situations. not just the young guys trying to make the squad, but also veterans. sunday they host indianapolis and jeff skversky with the latest on this team. >> the eagles running back murray doesn't run away when asked whether or not he can defend his rushing title. murray believes he can for the second straight year are the top running back in the nfl. murray limited again today in practice. spending some time with the trainers. he was not a part of individual drills. then during team drills he was in and out. murray says he is not hurt, just trying to get his body right. >> i know why i was brought here, i know my role. i always have been able to compete at a high level and at
the end of the day i know what i am going to do. >> looking at murray sunday afternoon, and also the first look at tim tebow out of football the past two years. and fighting for the third-quarterback position. and tebow leaning on an old pal his college roommate in florida, riley cooper for help. >> he is a help when he can be. and we are not always in the same meetings, but if we are talking through it or this is how it is like, this is how it goes. >> his motion is a little different, reli lislis lislist quicker. and how he picked up the offense. >> and they have not discussed how long the quarterbacks will play in sunday's preseason opener against the colts, but expect sam bradford to play at least a series. we will find out for sure in just a few days. with the eagles, jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." a reminder, "action news" sports sunday debut this is sunday night.
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26-4, that's how badly the phillies were out scored in the first two games of the series with the diamondbacks. this afternoon, a closer contest. franco in the line-up. and tied at 4-4, two men on and rupp drives in a career high 4 runs. the phillies win 7-6. they are off tomorrow and will be in milwaukee on friday. seattle, hisashi iwakuma is in the recordbooks. no-hit the orioles today. and the fourth no-no this a
aen -- season. and the sixers announce the schedule opening at boston october 28. abc airing top-notch games. christmas day. and the teams that met in the nba finals, the cavs and warriors. 13 straight hours of basketball on espn and abc. and abc carries games saturday night beginning january 23, with the cavs and bulls leading in chicago. that's sports. >> 13 straight hours of baseball. we'll watch every one. >> every one. "jimmy kimmel live" live next followed by "nightline." "action news" continues at 4:30. so for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. good night.