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"action news" is the lack of a resolution in the cosby trial. >> jim gardner is outside the courthouse in norristown tonight and he has more on all of today's developments. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, rick. you know, it's fascinating to have such a compelling story like this where the main plot line is the absence of information. and the consistent theme is one word. waiting. it's almost the anti-news story. but a compelling one. that's what's happening here at the courthouse in norristown. the journey and the jury continues to questions about bill cosby's interaction with andrea constand before, during and after the alleged incident at his cheltenham home in 2004.ed here early this morning for the fifth day of deliberationan and out of the courtroom as the jury continues to ask questions of the judge, some of which he answered, andhich h.
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to show you what it's been like outside the courthouse, this was easily the most notable event here today. >> free bill cosby, free bill cosby, free bill >> reporter: a group of cosby supporters here just a strikes me as noteworthy that there has been relatively littlestratr either side of this case, a case with societal implications. not much public demonstration here in front of the courthouse this week. joining me tonight is "action news" reporter dann cuellar. good evening,ann. >> reporter:. >> reporter: good evening, jim. for the sixth time today or for the sixth time now bill cosby's defense team has asked the judge to declare a mistrial and for the sixth time the judge says no. the jury has now paused
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deliberations 10 times to revisit testimony or ask for clarity on one thing or another. late today, cosby's spokesman says they remain hopeful. >> i have a a lot of faith in this jury. i think this jury is looking at -- they're retrying the case. ents,more are they going ask the opening arguments? i think they have all the evidence now that they could ever want. >> reporter: the 79-year-old courthouse looking tired from the wear of the prolonged trial an old man ostensibly lookin his nightmare appears to be coming to an end and perhaps there was a hopeful note to that end when the jury asked for the definition of reasonable doubt but those hopes may have been dashed when the jury also asked for about a dozen excerpts from cosby's deposition in which he talks about obtaining quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. they also asked for the portion of constand's testimony where she talks about telephone calls to cosby as well as phone records introduced as evidence. in addition they asked to hear a portion of her mother's
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testimony where she talks about her two and a half hour phone conversation with cosby about a year after the sexual encounter a call in which gianna apologized and described himself as a quote/unquote sick man. the defense dam argued that the jury essentially wants to hear the whole trial all over again. deliberating now for more than 40 hours, that a mistrial should be declared but the judge ascan deliberate as long y want. >> the jury still actively deliberating. there is no reason, well, more importantly, there is no case be court in support of a trial whia jury is actively deliberating. >> reporter: now, as far as the jury working this weekend if need be, the judge has given no indication that he will make that happen. but his staff s possible and that he could rule as late as tonight if there is no verdict.
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jim. >> thank you dann. i think the operative thing thing is possible. and we stand here waiting for any possibility. we will be here in the event of a verdict or any major development, we will tell you, we can break in other programming and of course we will post any new development on the 6abc news app. that is the situation here at the courthouse. rick and monica. >> all right, jim, thank you. we will talk to you later. in other news tonight the search is resumed for two missing teens who were swept away in a rip current last night. 16-year-old kaelia hand a sophomore at atlantic city high school was swimming with friends when she was suddenly pulled under water. 15-year-old ramon quinn of pleasantville tried to jump in and help. he was also dragged under. tonight both teenagers are presumed dead. >> the poor girl had trouble when she hit the riptide and
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then the very brave young man that tried to save her. >> the search morning when rough surf and foggy conditions forced crews out of the water. >> and looking live outside our center city skyline tonight, plenty of cloud cover up above. the skies across the region were unsettled all day as we prepare for a humid stormy weekend. >> meteorologist melissa magee is in for cecily tynan tonight. she has more on the call from accuweather especially father's day. >> rick and monica we'll be tr maybe a rumble of thunder as we head throughout the weekend. we'll show you what's going on with storm tracker6 radar 3-d. we're dry across the region but you look off to the west you can see a lot of moisture moving across western pennsylvania and down through the as well. a lot of this will start to fall apart but we could sneak some moisture in later tonight closer to that midnight hour. as far as today, well, it's probably noticeably more humid. right now we've got dewpoint
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numbers anywhere from 65 to me 70 degrees, so definitely a change in the air mass from what we had just yesterdayll be sticking around even as we head into tonight and into the weekend so if you're stepping out it's going to be muggy and even the risk of an isolated shower. 7:00.m 76 at 8 o'clock tonight. we're mostly cloudy tonight at 74. we will hold there at 10:00 and 11 o'clock tonight underneath a mostly csky. fast forward into the weekend and big changes on the way. over the weekend, the heat index will be in the lower to mid 90's when you factor in the humidity and we will also have the threat of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm every day, both saturday and on suay we'll take a closer look coming up in the full and exclusive accuweather forecast, rick. >> melissa, thank you. president trump is once again going on the defense on twitter. this time the topic is the russia investigation. today confirm some of the details swirling in reports around his
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campaign probe. abc's lana zak is live in washington tonight with more on that. orter: hi there, rick. the top democrat in the house intelligence committee says that republicans and democrats now need to come together with a plan of act president decide to terminate the deputy attorney general or the special counsel.dent trump is railing against the independent investigation amid reports that his actions are being reviewed for possible obstruction of justice. the president tweeting i am forg the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi director. witch hunt. those tweets seem to confirm that the president is among the people under investigation by special mueller appointed by the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. in a memo to the president rosenstein raised concerns over james comey's performance but it's mueller not rosenstein heading the investigation. rosenstein is starting to discuss recusing himself from the investigation which would
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make him the third person to recuse himself from the probe. commenting ob twitter he was mum when asked for clarification as he traveled to miami today. >> are you under investigation by the fbi. >> reporter: the white house appears to be pedaling back from thesaying it does not confm that he is under investigation butse his tweets speak for themselves. vice president mike penrea lawyd it off as routine. there is no indication at alls investigation. abc news has also confirmed one more person obtaining real president's personal russia attorney michael cone. jared kushner the president's son-in-law and specialadviser. kushner's lawyers say he is committed to cooperating and will provide any information he has about interactions with russia. reporting live from washington, lana zak channel6 "action news." back to you, monica.
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>> thank you lana. new at 5:00 philadelphia officials are working to make ethe city to operate and grow. city council president darrell clarke announced today a special of special committee has been created to overhalt city's regulatory environment. the idea is to give a helping hand to businesses looking to start up grow or relocate to the city. and ceo of the chamber of commerce for greater philadelphia rob wonder ling is on that committee. >> any effort whether it takes a couple days or a couple years is worth the effort to unburden theseeneurs, these enterprises without dated outmoded regulations. >> the committee says today it wi changes but that they are coming. >> time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report on a friday night. >> let's take you live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi, matt how is it rolling. >> hey, guys, not so well. we would like to change a few things on the traffic front. unfortunately we can't change them and we have big delays at this point. on 95 an accident and
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northbound lanes north of cottmaious one. another ambulance and fire truck just pulled up on the scene. only the two right lanes are getting by heading up toward academy. so you start to jam by bridge street through this point north of cottman on 95 northbound. also still have the crash on e by route one the media bypass. stacked solid there approaching villanova on down to lima springfield and that they're still cleaning up an overturned truck in bordentown township burlington county. new jersey turnpike blocked up from the turnpike connector seven where there are restrictions and single digit speeds. 295 the better bet there. 295 southbound in lawnside our crash is gone but it's still slow c the turnpike southbound in mount laurel a crash by exit four on the shoulder but speeds in the 20's there. we're watching a lot of issues. we'll keep doing that, rick and monica, in the next half hour. >> all right. we'll see you then. thanks matt. much more still ahead "action "action "action news" at 5:00
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>> breaking news. thfo stalemate between the school district of philadelphia and its teachers appears to be over tonight. the dphiladelphia federation of teachers announced they have a tentative deal. the new contract will that cover teaye 2020. we don't yet know details of the new contract but union members of course must first approve that deal. >> doctors say congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition aft baseballd wednesday morning. five people were hospitalized after a gunman attacked a gop congressional baseball practice. a bullet tour through scalise's hip and pelvis breaking bones and tearing organs in the process. today doctors said scalise will remain in the hospital time and will face additional operations. >> leaders around the world are mourning the loss of a prominent european politician
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helmut kohl. he has been battling health issues since 2008 when he suffered a stroke during a fall. this morning he died at his home near frankfurt germany. he was 87 years old. >> turning to health check. a new study is raising more questions about a chemical used to control populations. it has been linked to delayed motor skills in babies. researchers in michigan found that children with the highest exposure to th before birth had lower scores on their fine motor skills tests. it has been banned in europe and it's also the subject of controversy in south florida where officials are using it >> a north carolina passka pastor got an early father's day gift that he never thought he would live to see. tim cox was diagnosed with
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pulmonary fibrosis back in 2014. that means his lungs had filled with scar tissue. well, months later cox underwent a double lung transplant but soon after that he suffered a stroke. until his daughter got engaged. 10 months later after vigorous therapy cox was able to be by his daughter's side here on her wedding day. >> i was able experience a dance, one of your highlights and my highlight of walking your daughter down the aisle and it was not a dry eye basically. >> nothing short of a miracle. cox's family lit a candl stage during the wedding as a sign of appreciation and honor to his lung donorhe hospital and planning a summer with his grandchildren. >> nice sto the dow jones cle trading week by hitting another record number today. investors
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than expected economic data today and consumer sectors also finished flat but that didn't stop the dow from ticking higher. it gained 24 points by the opening bell p the nasdaq lost 14 and change. the s & p 500 gained less than a point for your friday. >> philadelphia is getting an olympic rowing training team. they made the announcement today at the vesper club on aft. the schuylkill nav performance collaborative team. also today toyota was announced as boathouse row sponsors through the year 2020. >> there may be fireworks for katy perry she's broken twitter record. she is the first person ever0iln followers on the social media platform. perry often uses twitter to engage with her fans incduring e stream promoting her latest album.
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justin bieber sits in second place with around 97 million followers. former president barack obama taylor swift and rihanna round out the top five. monica malpass in the top 10. >> i think it's a tie. >> i'll take that. >> a new kind of opened in philadelphia aimed at encouraging students to study science and mouth.r aimedt giving much needed help to veterans when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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. >> a new hope under way in camden tonight thanks to habitat for humanity. volunteers raised the walls today at 566 royden street. this is the 58th home this group has built in camden. needy families help build it itself along with the work crews. the martinez family is going live in this one. subaru is the main sponsors of this location. local veterans have more programs tonight thanks to an annual radio on that. wmgk's john debella and the who among others raised money today at the national constitution center in olde city. the 12 hour radio on that asked for donations but donors could also buy concert tickets autographed items and experiences with roger waters, joe walsh peter frampton joan
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jet and many more. wow. >> well, a different kind of classroom was unveiled in the city's point breeze section today. it's a state of the art interactive outdoor learning center and this was the grand opening here at chester arthur elementary school. it's called the arthur schoolyard and various city officials as well as kids were on hand to check out the live classes including mayor jim kenney and superintendent hite. it's part of stem curriculum science technology engineering and math and a lot of fun as well. many students in the area wrapped up their high school careers today. overbrook high school held its graduation ceremony outside this morning. the action cam was at the dell music center in fairmount park as the class of 2017 made their way across the stage. friends and family members looking on proudly. congratulations to all of them. >> what a feeling. all right, still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of that weekend forecast. >> as we look live outside friday night sky6 hd showing
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you the ben franklin bridge and not a bad evening. nice way to start the weekend but keep that umbrella handy. meteorologist melissa magee has your exclusive accuweather five day when we come back. >> ♪
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>> time for a check of the accuweather forecast to your your weekend. >> meteorologist melissa magee in for cecily tynan.
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how does it look. >> it looks to stay a bit on the unsettled side. sky6 live down the shore in cape may kind of hard to make out the shot there. there's the beach and you can see the rip currents. we're dealing with a lot of low level moisture and a lot of fog as well so we've got a constant flow of moisture coming in from the atlantic so if you're at the shore tonight right into tomorrow rip currents are a big concern. moderate to high risk of rip currents. we've got a strong on shore wind so piling up of water. if you are at the shore over the weekend it is a good idea to swim where you have lifeguards on duty and where the guarded beaches are there as well. right now as we look at the heat index across the region 85 degrees in philadelphia when you factor in the heat and the humidity. 75 in reading, 72 in allentown at the coast in cape may, 73. atlantic city 83, dover coming in in the lower 80's as well. here is satellite6 along with action radar. we've got a mostly cloudy sky across the region but if you look off to the west we're tracking a little bit of
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precipitation moving across western pennsylvania. and also the virginias as well. some of this moisture will start to fall apart as we lose the heating of the day but a few showers could move on in here later tonight. so, future tracker six showing you that 10 o'clock later tonight we've got showers for the city, areas to the south and west. it will continue during the overnight hours and first thing as you wake up tomorrow morning, 8:30 in the morning some spotty showers for the poconos and allentown and also up the 95 corridor there in trenton. we'll repeat the pattern as we get into tomorrow afternoon. you have the warmth and the building humidity as this warm front and this frontal boundary wants to lift northward. 4:30 tomorrow afternoon scattered showers, even a rumble of thunder overhead. it's not a washout but with the building heat and the humidity, you do have the threat of a pop-up shower or a rumble of thunder. future tracker6 also showing you 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon when you factor in the humidity, it's going to feel like in philadelphia we're close to 93 degrees, same thing in dover, close to 90. in wilmington the upper 70's, in allentown, however, and as we get into sunday afternoon i
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should say, it's going to feel even worse. 97 degrees is the current heat index by that day at 4:30 in the afternoon. it will be feeling like 96 for lancaster and wilmington for dad on father's day. here's the five day forecast. showing you tomorrow it's muggy, we've got the threat of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm a high of 86. it's hot on sunday, oppressive, too, a high up to 90, heat indices in the upper 90's. then that front finally moves through on monday with downpours and gusty thunderstorms likely. we'll lower the humidity as we get into tuesday and wednesday. we've got more details on the start of summer coming up in the next half hour, guys. >> all right. >> thank you. >> thank you melissa. we'll take a quick break. more news right after this. stay with us. >> ♪
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>> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. it's day five of jury deliberations in the bill cosby trial. jurors asked several questions today and heard andrea constand's testimony again but still no verdict. a live report from the montgomery county courthouse coming up. also president trump announces he's unraveling president obama's policies on
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cuba reinstituting travel restrictions and shutting down business deals. we've got more on that. and a stunning announcement. amazon says it plans to buy grocery train whole foods. we'll have details of this multibillion dollar deal. >> now the details. jurors continue to deliberate in the bill cosby case, the deliberations are nearly in their 50th hour. it is another day of watching and waiting as emotions run high. jurors asked 10 more questions today raising hopes that they are close to a decision but at this late hour on a friday evening they are still hard at work. "action news" reporter gray hall live outside the courthouse for us with an update. gray. >> reporter:. >> reporter: monica, as you know this jury has a very serious job to do. they're taking that job seriously they continue to ask questions and also rehear testimony but tonight the waiting game continues. it's become the typical picture at the montgomery county courthouse, 79-year-old comedian bill cosby showing up and waiting to hear his fate
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and once again, cosby supporters and those backing his accuser andrea constand rallied around the courthouse. >> today we want to thank mr. cosby's fans. they don't get to see that on the news. tongue, it's it's a melting pot of people. >> reporter: the jury is deliberating the sexual assault case against cosby. the seven men and five women continue to ask the judge questions and for legal clarification. today they wanted to rehear testimony relating phone records of accuser andrea constand and her mother. they also listened to the actor's statements about giving a powerful sedative known as quaaludes to my women he wanted to have sex with back in the 70's. the jury also requested the definition of reasonable doubt. >> mr. mcgonigle seems to be very, very nervous today. i mean, at least his client does. at least from his constant efforts to end this. i think he sees that there is a risk to his client with continued deliberations. >> reporter: a major development came thursday when the jury told the judge they
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were deadlocked and could not reach a unanimous decision on any of the three charges against cosby. the judge ordered them to continue to deliberate and the waiting continues. >> cosby's accused of drugging and sexually assaulting andrea constand back in 2004. he denies any wrongdoing. he's charged with three and counts of aggravated indecent assault. each carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. >> i have a lot of faith in this jury. i think this jury is looking at -- look they're retrying the case. what more are they going ask for? the closing arguments? the opening arguments? i think they have all the evidence now that they ever want and hopefully we can come to a, [inaudible] some way some how. a little after 5:30 this jury is still at a deadlock and he should of we should, we should mention the judge denied the defense request for a mistrial. live in montgomery county, gray hall channel6 "action
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news." monica. >> thank you, gray. stay with "action news" of course for continuing coverage after cosby trial. whenever a final verdict or announcement from that jury is made we'll bring you the breaking developments on air here as well as and on our facebook and twitter pages. >> we have some breaking news to pass along tonight from gloucester county, new jersey. chopper6 is over the scene of a multi-vehicle crash here in woolwich township that's left one person dead. the accident happened here on route 322 and garwin road. details are sketchy but this multi-vehicle crash apparently left one person dead. you can see ambulances and emergency officials at the scene there and looks like one vehicle overturned. one person was taken to crozer chester medical center but again, another person did not survive this collision. police are on the scene investigating as well. and we will continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates as they become available from this deadly crash in woolwich
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township, new jersey. other news tonight. at least two people are on the run after working together in several smash and grabs in south jersey. these surveillance feety -- photos were released from evesham township police. the suspects burglarized six stores. the stores include the lucky seven deli on maple avenue. the suspects smashed glass doors to get in and then took cash. burglar alarms did get off but the thieves managed to get away. a tense situation ended peacefully here along i-95 in bucks county. the southbound lanes were closed late this morning near woodburn road in middletown township. that's where a driver hits the back of a dump truck. the man ran out of the vehicle went across the road and threatened to jump off the bridge. took over an hour to convince him not to jump. he was taken to the hospital forehead injuries and mental evaluation. >> a bombshell business deal was brokered today. amazon announced it has agreed
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to purchase whole foods for more than $13 billion. it is an ambitious push for onle retailer. it's still not clear what, if any, changes would be made to the stores and we get the latest on this surprising deal from abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: from gadgets to groceries amazon already offers it all online. >> reporter: the retail giant though now entering a whole new world announcing plans to buy upscale grocery chain whole foods for more than $13 billion. >> and for consumers it probably means interesting new ways to purchase food that happen to be at -- that haven't been triedism the deal coming with whole foods sales slumping since february. the stores will continue operating under the same name and in an e-mail the company sought to assure customers the focus on organic natural food
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will be unchanged but how amazon plans to utilize the high end supermarket chain is still unclear. this pending purchase comes as amazon expands its grocery delivery and pickup service. >> as soon as you drive in, we'll bring your order out to you. >> reporter: amazon go pilot store in seattle. >> you see amazon go -- use the amazon go a to enter. >> reporter: using cameras and sensors to allow shoppers to pick out their items and walk out without stopping at a register. >> when you leave our just walk out technology adds up your visual cart and charges your amazon account. >> reporter: amazon executives say there are no plans to use the technology at whole foods or to cut any jobs. word of the acquisition sending amazon stocks surging and competitors scrambling. >> the other major grocers like kroeger are really getting hit today. wal-mart is also getting hit today. >> reporter: marci gonzalez abc news, los angeles. >> in washington, president trump today announced a major roll back of president obama's policy on cuba.
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the change includes restoring some travel and economic restrictions that were lifted by obama's historic deal. trump who is in miami today says that deal was "misguided" and announced penalties on cuba would remain in place until its government respects freedom of expression and releases political prisoners. he demanded cuba return joanne chesimard who was convicted in the 1977 murder of a new jersey state trooper. she's been living in cuba since 1979 after being granted asylum. >> so to the castro regime i repeat, the harboring of criminals and fugitives will end. you have no choice. it will end. >> embassies in havana and washington will remain opened and u.s. airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island of cuba. >> a new jersey school district will reissue its yearbook after photos of two students were altered to remove president trump's name
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on their clothes. wall township school officials say the yearbook administrator has been suspended without pay in one case a student wore a sweater with trump's name on it and in another a student wore a t-shirt that said make america great again. both those photos were all thed to remove the messages. the district will now issue corrected year books with the messages to all students. >> it was graduation day today for lots officer schools in our area. the action cam was in the city's somerton section this morning for commencement ceremonies at george washington high school. graduates received their diplomas as family and friends looked on taking pictures. in northeast philadelphia lots of hugs and smiles here as the swenson high school class of 2017 received their diplomas. ceremonies took place this morning at holy family university. and seniors at mass charter school embarked on their next chapter of life today. they took part in their graduation ceremony this afternoon which was also held at holy family university. "action news" anchor walter perez was on hand to share
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some words of wisdom with the graduates. >> very nice. >> time to get a check of the traffic scene friday night. >> for that we go to matt pelman with the very latest on folks trying to get that weekend started right. >> i really wish i had good news for the dear old dads, old dads like yourself. >> thanks. >> unfortunately we've had a lot of issues this afternoon including a crash here on 95 and northbound past cottman. it just cleared within the last couple minutes. delay has not cleared. that northbound travel time system still more than three times what it ideally should be. then on the southbound side a vehicle broke down here by allegheny avenue. that, too, has cleared out of the way. and our crash on the blue route, 476, southbound by the route one media bypass has cleared so a lot of our issues are clearing. we've got big delays in the wake of them. still a 39 minute travel time on the southbound blue route so that's still more than a 20 minute delay. if you're crossing the commodore barry bridge into that gloucester county get on 295 southbound. do not keep going along 322. blocked off because of that
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fatal accident. you really want to avoid the area as the investigation continues. 295 and the jersey turnpike still busy through camden county we've had earlier accidents on each. monica, back over to you. >> sounds good. thank you, sir. meantime they touched down at new castle county airport last weekend, scared and homeless but tomorrow these dogs and cats could have new homes. the animals along with others from shelters in five states are going up for adoption at bellevue state park in wilmington. it is a mega adoption event. organizers are hoping to find homes for more than a thousand animals. now, here are the details if you're interested. the event is tomorrow sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at bellevue state park in wilmington. admission is free and if you find a pet you love the adoption fee is only $20. >> worth the price, that's for sure. >> absolutely. >> much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. a demand for answers in london survivors of this week's massive highrise fire demonstrate and officials now reveal it it may be difficult to
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identify many of the victims. >> billionaire tech magnate elon musk gives details. >> radar 3-d showing you we're dry for now but there's activity off to our south and west. a little bit of this moisture will squeak in here as we get into tonight. we've got details coming up in the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> in sports sixers get a look at some more nba draft prospects. ducis rodgers has the details when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> residents of the london highrise that was destroyed in that massive fire earlier this week stormed their local town hall today. some of them forced their way into the upper floors where that officials have that offices. their protests come as british media reports that the cladding used on the outside of this building was cheaper and more flammable than other materials like it. the death toll now stands at 30 people. officials say the intensity of the fire was so hot it may have destroyed much of the dna of the victims of course making it difficult to identify those who died. >> well, mcdonald's is cutting ties with the olympics. the fast food chain was under
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contract to remain the responses sore until -- sponsors until the 2020 games in tokyo. the committee says the decision was mutual. mcdonald's will still sponsors next year's winter olympics in south korea. the company has been an official olympic sponsors since 1976. >> ducis here with sports. the sixers have a few more days until draft day. >> just six days away now and things are starting to get a little interesting with the nba draft now less than a week away rumors are flying. several reports suggest the sixers who own the third overall pick are in deep talks with the boston celtics about moving up to number one. and that would be so they could select washington point guard markel folz. one of the more intriguing players in was isaac humphries a seven footer from australia. he's 19 years old. he played sparingly in two sons at kentucky. today humphries spent more time talking about his
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kentucky teammates morning -- monk and fox. >> that talk of play coming to make a direct impact on the nba so, i'm really exchem kind d stuff like that and we're all very happy for everyone at kentucky as well. so it's really cool to see everyone -- >> we spotted joel embiid today. how about that shot from that behind the backboard. save that for the regular season there, big fella. the nhl draft is next week as well it's a two day affair, begins next friday. flyers gm ron hextall is in great position. the team owns the second overall pick. what to do what to do? hextall says he has a simple approach. ignore the pundits. >> if we go by what all the people say or past drafts like like at past drafts, we'll see those like redrafts, five years later, you got a guy
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that was maybe 20, should have gone second. got to be really careful going by public opinion. you got to pick what you think is the best player even though it might not be popular at that time. >> the phillies home stand continues. they will face the arizona diamondbacks tonight. last night the phillies snapped their longest losing streak of the season. it stood at eight games. nick pivetta lights out on the mound against boston. he had run at the plate. the game's only run was scored in the eighth inning when ty kelly doubled in andrew knapp. the phillies won one-zip. after the game pete mackanin heaped praise on pivetta. >> he's a nice competitor and i don't even know if i want to call the cockiness, rob. it's exuberance. i mean, this guy is really -- he's really into it and you have to kind of slow him down at times but even saying that,
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his previous outings i think especially his first and second you could tell he was a little ahead of himself and we had to slow him down. >> now they just have to build off of last night's win and maybe get a little winning streak going. >> we'll see. >> thank you sir. >> still to come on "action news" friday night, space-x founder elon musk unveils plans to create a human colony on mars. >> very cool. stepping outside live sky6 hd of course looking live at penn's landing where it is still a bit dreary but maybe a little blue sky trying to edge its way in. melissa magee with that exclusive accuweather 7-day next. >> ♪ le 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. and only $5 more per month for the second year. get fios gigabit connection for $79.99 with tv,
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>> this could be our next home if technology maven elon musk has his way. today musk published his plans for the future of space flight and they include not only travel to mars but actual colonies. the space-x founder says it's possible within our life times. space-x is currently planning to send a robotic mission to mars by 2024. murk says manned missions could begin that same year. he says the key is creating reusable space ships which could carry a hundred people at a time. that he says could get 1 million people to mars within the next visit to a hundred years. >> wow. very ambitious. >> all right, melissa magee here with that accuweather forecast in for adam and a word on when we'll see the sun again. >> the big story is going to be the humidity and also the
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pop-up shower and thunderstorm threat. the pop-up issues, you can see it's dry right now. no issues with precipitation in our immediate area but you notice off to the north and west we've got some moisture just to the west of harrisburg and also some activity to the south of dover. we'll track some of this moisture to creep in as we get into later tonight. right now you look at the heat indices across the region. we are in the 70's and 80's. 85 degrees in philadelphia, 80 at lancaster but if you've been outside you also notice an increase in the humidity as well so that's really making a difference today. feels like 84 in millville and 81 degrees in dover. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you can see we've got a partly cloudy sky across our region, a few peeks of sun coming out as well. you look off to the west and we're tracking a disturbance moving across western papa west virginia, virginia and the carolinas. some of this moisture works its way to the north and east. a lot of it will fall apart but some could move in late
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this evening. for tomorrow, the start of our weekend clouds and sun, high temperature in philadelphia 86 degrees but it will be hotter when you factor in the humidity. 85 in reading tomorrow, 74 at the coast in cape may, 83 in dover and 80 degrees in toms river. there will be a threat of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. so a few things to take away as we head into our weekend and what you're really going to notice tomorrow and even sun. we've got dewpoints around 70 degrees so feeling quite oppressive across the delaware and lehigh valleys. heat indices tomorrow and even on sunday in the lower to middle 90's. and we also have the threat of some pop-up showers and thunderstorms. it's not a washout but keep a watchful eye to the sky with so much building heat and also that humidity sparking something. down the shore tomorrow mostly cloudy a high of 74 and on sunday sunshine and clouds, high temperature in at 77. there will be a moderate risk for that rip currents as we head through our weekend so swim where those lifeguards are on duty. in the poconos sun tomorrow high of 74. humid on sunday, a high temperature in at 81 and a
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rumble of thunder is likely. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. it's muggy tomorrow. afternoon showers or thunderstorms on the way. high temperatures in at 86 so when you factor in the humidity, feeling like we're in the lower 90's. hot and oppressive for dad on father's day so maybe buy him a fan or something, a high temperature in at 90. heat indices in the upper 90's. then that front swings through on monday, downpours and gusty thunderstorms likely, a high of 86. we'll lower the humidity on tuesday, a high of 84, summer starts on wednesday, guys, it's going to be warm. high of 85 and then we're looking good as we get into thursday and next friday. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> quick break. more news right after this. don't go away. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and much more coming up next at 6 o'clock. day five of jury deliberationing in the bill cosby sexual assault trial. we have live team coverage
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from outside of the courthouse in norristown straight ahead. >> the search for two local teenagers presumed drowned in a riptide here in atlantic city last night is continuing today. family members have gathered at the beach waiting for word. i'm nora muchanic. i'll have an update coming up next. >> those stories and more next. now for adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody rick williams, the entire "action news" team. i'm monica malpass. we'll see you right here next at 6:00. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is friday night and the
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big story on "action news" tonight is the latest in the bill cosby sexual assault trial. we are live here at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown where the jury is now in its fifth day of deliberations. is cosby guilty of any or all of three counts of aggravated indecent assault? and efforts to answer that question, the jury continues to ask questions about previous testimony. they have now asked 10 in all. cosby turned to twitter today and posted a thank you to his fans. ", i appreciate the fans and supporters outside the montgomery county courthouse wearing #we love bill cosby bee shirts, thank you. we have no doubt that this was a genuinely felt twitter posting by cosby but it was also a clever one. he in effect began a hashtag what was love bill cosby. and he has


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