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more and more tax money tosends trenton, but gets less and less back thanks to steve sweeney and chris christie. here's the sweeney-christie record eight years of underfunded schools. huge tax breaks for themselves and their rich friends while we pay more. and homestead rebate funding for seniors cut in half next year. don't believe the fake news from his wealthy donors. steve sweeney stands with chris christie, not with south jersey. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off and
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investigators are on the scene in delaware county after a person was found dead in newtown square and septa takes action to keep people safe. the way to report crimes during your commute. and the big story is the the rising racial tension sweeping the nation after the weekend of violence in virginia. the demonstration was the flash point in charlottesville. and now pressure to take monuments down and it's hitting home after someone is demanding the removal of a polarizing statue here in philadelphia. jeanette reyes is here with more on that. >> reporter: well rick, aside from donald trump's comments yesterday setting off a firestorm. it's igniting an ongoing debate in philadelphia. should the frank rizzo statue here be taken down. hours ago the man walked up and pelted the statue with eggs showing of course where he stands on this issue.
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>> after apparently being vandalized tuesday night. this afternoon in broad daylight. a man stood outside of the newly placed barricades and pelted the frank rizzo statue with eggs. police chased after him and he was quickly arrested. there are a variety of ways people are showing out rain over monuments. in baltimore four confederate monuments were quietly removed by the city's mayor. and the former mayor, frank rizzo that some say used tactics that targeted african-americans. >> we are not saying it necessarily has to stay here. but we believe it's a historic symbol in philadelphia. >> one of many philadelphians weighing in after councilwoman helen gwynn treated this out. all across the country we are fighting to remove monuments.
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philly we have work to do, take the rizzo statue down. mayor jim kenney did not mince words. i am not a began of of the statue and was not a fan when it went up but that doesn't mean i can tear it down. >> and mayor kenney has words for donald trump who doubled down on his claims. >> i think that the republican party and the country needs to come to grips with the fact that the the guy is out of control. >> for councilwoman gwynn this doesn't end with the tweet. she wants to begin a formal process to discuss what exactly the city can and will do with this statue. in the meantime, police officers and authorities are investigating who vandalized the statue for the first time last night. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. virginia's governor is attending peaceful tribute for
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the woman that died after getting hit by a car in charlottesville during protests. people are waiting to get inside of the theater where the service is held. people are wearing purple her favorite color. the suspect is facing murder charges for driving his car into protesters during the rally. president trump is facing backlash after repeating his statement that both sides were to blame. >> how about the alt left. do they have any semblance of guilt, you have a group on one side bad and a group on the other side that was also very violent. >> trump's comments at trump tower earned him praise from the former leader of the kkk who thanked the president on twitter for his honesty and courage. and house speaker paul ryan, we
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must be clear. white supremacy is repullsive. six members have now pulled out of the president's manufacturing council. and a potential danger at the jersey shore, a high risk for rip concerns as hurricane gert turns off the coast. sky 6 hd looking live at cape may where the beach is packed on a hot day and meteorologist, david murphy is tracking the risk from the weather center. what is the latest. >> the rip current is running high and that is rare. we have moderate risks but the high you don't see all that often because the hurricane gert a category one probably climbing to category two later tonight likely. is putting swells on the ocean and that means the surf is dangerous for swimmers and my advice is if you are going to be down the shore check in with your lifeguard before you ade into the water, they may close the beaches or say only to the
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ankles. nothing showing up on stormtracker 6 live double scan clear skies up there across the region and temperatures are on the warm side. 83 in philadelphia and 83 in allentown in willing stone. and 83 down the shore at cape may. a nice day on the beach after the morning fog but not so nice in the water. if you plan on heading out and doing exercise and getting outdoor work done. it's warm 88 degrees at 2:00 or 3:00 and then it stays close to that straight through 5:00, that means if you head out you want to keep the cool drinks handy not just of the heat and humidity. we have dew points across the southern tier, that is starting to drop a bit in philadelphia. it may continue to do so through the afternoon and a day to cake care working or playing if the weather. another issue coming up on friday, strong thunderstorms are possible details on that the seven day. >> thank you. this reminder you can get
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weather updates any time on your phone or tablet. including real time views from stormtracker 6 live double scan the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile device. in delaware county, a death investigation is underway after the discovery of a body in newtown square, police responded here to the 200 block of overbrook drive after a person was found dead on a home on that street. and they appear to be suited up in hazmat gear and have not yet released a cause of death. the man suspected of vandalizing a northeast synagogue turned himself into police. it caught him urinating on the building on sunday. investigators questioned the man after he surrendered laugh ni but have not yet released his name. septa is taking action to keep their riders safe. and commuters can report crimes to police using a new smart phone app. katherine scott is live at septa
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headquarters are the details. >> reporter: rick, yes this is a new channel is of communication between septa police and the riders, they announced the free app within the hours many here at septa head quarters in center city. this is a tool that riders can use to report a problem or emergency. the idea of a septa transit watch app, a quick way to report concerns or medical emergency or septa vehicles or property to septa police. include a photo or video if you choose, a septa police dispatcher is monitoring reports and may ask questions or instructions. and sent out to riders when a missing person or suspect is being sought. they partnered with e-lert. it's $250,000 for three years
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and cell phones are am bic tuesday. using the app to report an emergency could take less than 20 seconds and the discrete. >> a lot of people don't want to necessarily pick up the phone and get involved but people quickly send a text out. people walk up and say i want to let you know and they walk away. it doesn't require us to ask for their name or phone number or anything like that. and they are not forced to get it. >> this app is already up and running, you can download it for free on your apple or android device. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. septa is also spreading the word today about the dangers of distracted commuting, represent arives from the transit authority shared information at the norristown information center, and riders are warned against texting at train tracks and bus stops. this is part of septa's ongoing
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. some budding basketball stars wrap up a month long program this week. the sixth year for the team haines basketball program. it is run by kevin haines who plays basketball overseas and is aimed to promote basketball skills and promote discipline and sportsmanship and have fun at the same time. the "action news" team is out working ton news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live in the newsroom with a preview. >> coming up today at 4:00, a silence ten minute song is storming the itunes charts and we'll explain why in big talkers
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and or if you have a teenager heading to college you'll want to tune in today at 4:00, we have advice to help them become financially responsible and vent ultly independent. and europe's budget airline wants to limit how much passengers can drink and has nothing to do with what they can drink in flight. >> thank you. now lets check out the accuweather forecast. david murphy is here now with the midweek. >> trouble down the shore with the high rip currents owner than that we are looking okay for the most part. looking at stormtracker 6 live double scan we are dry to start out. and we have heavy fog this morning and that is all gone, as we look at the airport on sky 6 hd high and dry no problem for the flights getting out and not weather related problems and still rather warm and on the muggy side and down the shore we have the rip currents to worry
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about and we'll talk more about that in a second. temperatures chime to 83 degrees and dew points 67 and that is a fall from earlier this morning. and likely we get a lower dew point later on. and ocean temperature 5-degrees but not a great day to be in the water. 79 currently in reading and 83 if philadelphia. and similar numbers in wilmington, trenton and warmner millville and down the shore just 78 degrees in cape may. we'll probably stop in the low 80s down at the beach. now that the fog is gone we are dealing with scattered cloud cover and expecting sun himming with patchy clouds the rest of the day today. that is what we go for in the lehigh valley and warm and not so humid and a mix of sun and clouds overall. philadelphia 88 is your high and sun and clouds and humidity dropping a bit as with we go through the afternoon and evening. winds are light today and of course hurricane gert is out
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there splitting the difference from bermuda to the east coast of the united states. winds at 90 miles per hour. and question if this becomes a category two, and then drops back to a category one, and that would be briefly tonight. it's not going anywhere near land but close enough to our coast it sends the swell over the ocean, and smack into the beaches and gives us problems. nice day on the beach, sun and clouds and warm and highs in the low 80s but up and down the delaware and jersey coastline we have a high risk of rip concerns. it's care that we post a high risk. it's dangerous for any swimmer, if you are down the shore today or tomorrow too, check with your lifeguard before you go near the water and they will let you know whether or not you can go in a little bit or stay out completely. and dangerous for all swimmers because of the heavy surf and back and neck injuries are a
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problem with surf conditions like this. not just getting pulled out but getting tossed around in the waves. 69 is the overnight low and a few clouds around tonight and could be fog in the early hours, not as bad as this morning where visibilities when don't to a .10 mile in spots. we'll be on early tomorrow morning checking out road conditions and seeing if the fog is still an issue. and 88 is today's high and far more humid the more south you go down unsticky at the coast and moderate in philadelphia. thursday 86 degrees and humid later in the day and at night there could be a pop-up thunderstorm. and friday keep your eyes on that day, it looks like a better chance of thunderstorms and showers and could see isolated downpours and maybe strong storms on friday. then on saturday, a pop-up thunderstorm and humidity is still noticeable. and sunday the humidity drops and a nice afternoon and high of
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88 and monday eclipse day in philadelphia and everywhere else around the u.s. partly sunny and 89 and yesterday we talked about a shower that is out of the forecast for now. >> thank you again. well if you want to get away and perhaps avoid human interaction the hotel in singapore is making it possible. they introduced ora a room service robot. the robot can deliver amenities and navigate the way to guest's rooms and let them know. and another robot is on the way one that can cook eggs. it's intended to give human workers a chance to specialize on their tasks. >> there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, on the move why this caboose is off the tracks and headed to a new home in burlington county.
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and the sun will be blacked out by the moon on monday and how towns in line of the solar eclipse is prepared for an influx of people that want to see it.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again, sara is off, here are the stories we are following for you now on "action
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news" at 12:30, more backlash for president trump. politicians on both sides of the aisle are announcing or denouncing his comments on the violence in virginia. and "action news" is there when a man throws an egg at the frank rizzo statue. and a cold case in the lehigh valley is involved now the suspect is linked to a famous boxer from our area. now the details, president trump's responsibilities to the deadly violence in virginia has done little to rephrase racial tensions. and plaques that honor robert e. lee were removed from eye church in new york. and two confederate monuments were vandalized and they were planning the removal of a robert e. lee monument in virginia. and here is more o


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