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news right now. a traffic mess for commuters in you south philadelphia. chopper 6 hd is live over a tractor trailer as it overturned getting over the walt whitman bridge. 95 south remains shut down as crews try to upright the wreckage. and stay with "action news" for updates on air and online at 6abc.com. friday afternoon sara is off wren also following new developments recordling the nation's health care law. president trump made his biggest move yet to unravel the health care act. a decision that could affect coverage for millions of american. we are live at the nation's capital now with the very latest. >> reporter: good afternoon rick, in just 24 hours president trump is doing unilaterally what
congress couldn't in month. unraveling the affordable care act. allowing plans to be sold that doesn't meet the basic requirements. the white house announced that the the subsidies that would end, are ending affective immediately. >> a late night statement from the white house. said insurance payment making for months were unlawful and did not have congressional funding and therefore stopped immediately. with respect to health care it's step by step. the attorney general says they can't spend the $7 billion a year without congressional authority. >> the appropriation must come from congress. the president cannot do it. >> the president taking to twitter calling obama care a broken mess and saying it's
imploding. >> the payments help lower co-pays and deductibles for millions of american. >> insurers made sure the lack of security is allowing the premiums to low irsignificantly. >> they defended continuing the payments. in august the nonpartisan congressional office meant an increase in premiums and an increase in the federal deficit. t calling the act a spiteful act of sabotage. >> this is crazy town, this is a decision that is opposed by every medical organizations, the doctors, the nurses the hospital. >> senators on capitol hill is working on a bipartisan approach
to subsidize the payments and the question is if president trump would sign it. >> serena thank you. meanwhile the president is expected to announce a combative new strategy toward iran. trump scheduled a public address expected to happen in the next hour or so. and expected to decertify the landmark iran deal. "action news" will bring you trump's speech on air and online at 6abc.com. all right back here turning to accuweather for your friday. there is another warm fall weekend in store. first we have to get through a cloudy and cool friday aftern n afternoon. as we look live at the ben franklin bridge, under gray skies, melissa magee is in the weather center with a first check of your friday forecast. >> happy friday to you rick. waez take another look outside
sky 6 hd looking at the ben franklin bridge the cloudy and gray and cool as well. as we look at the weather headlines across the region. a few spotty showers are likely later on this afternoon. and we are back up into the 80s as we get into sunday. it's cool across the region. down the 95 corridor in philadelphia. and wilmington at the coach in beach haven, 66 degrees and allentown in the upper 50s. as we look at the wind direction this is key. the wind speeds are coming in from an east-northeasterly direction that is bringing in cooler than normal air at the moment. we look at the wind speeds 5 miles per hour in reading and 9 miles per hour in philadelphia. but we are picking up higher gusts and the cloud cover off the atlantic making it feel cool outside today. satellite 6 along with action radar showing you a fair amount of cloud cover overhead and
spots showers off the coast of new jersey and delaware. we'll track that as we go through the rest of the afternoon and into the start of the weekend as well. the call from accuweather tomorrow, mostly cloudy and milder tomorrow than it was today with highs in the upper 70s. and then by sunday it's warm and muggy with the temperature more like summer once again coming in at 84 and once the weekend rolls on through it gets cooler next week. >> thank you melissa we'll check back if late sneer another traffic alert for drivers heading for the poconos this weekend. you will be forced to take a long detour when part of the northeastern extension shuts down so crews can replace a bridge, the northbound lanes are closed at the lehigh valley interchange and at the poconos interchange starting today at 9:00 tonight. the detour will add at least an hour to your travel. the road is slated to reopen at
4:00 a.m. on monday. an out of control tractor trailer crash food a utility pole overnight in delran, knowledge, it brought down electrical wires and knocked out power for the residents at the nearby hunter glen apartment complex and police cleared the scene and all lanes were reopen by 8:30 this morning. eagles fans are flying high on this friday. they are now 5-1 following the tough wins against carolina. they have one of best records in football, and katherine scott is talking to fans this afternoon live at the linc with more. >> reporter: hi rick, fans are so excited still there is a little wait to go before the super bowl but fans are watching as this team comes together and like what they see. >> it was great. >> the eagles soar to an nfc
best 5-1 in charlotte beating the panthers 28-23. delighting fans far and wide zwr i looked at the giants be red skins and cowboys -- >> carson wentz threw for 225 yards and two touch downs, philadelphia winning three of at least four of their road games for the first time since 2013 and did it despite what one saw as one sided revving. >> it was work staying up late and we beat the panthers and we beat the refs. the ref res were trying to take the steam out of our team. >> this is the eagles first four game winning streak under coach peterson and for fans the thrilling to watch. >> a lot of great players and they haven't been making the mistakes they made over the past couple of years and the
quarterback has time to get the ball off. a whole new thing this year. >> i have not been this happy on the sports scene if a long long time. go eagles. >> a lot of eagles cheers today lot of smiles so there say quick turn around for last night's game and they have more rest time for the next one. next up washington red skins on october 23rd for monday night football. >> we'll look forward to that one too. thank you. lets take a live look at the nova care complex in philadelphia. doug peterson is holding his day after briefing and more on what the coach has to say on the victim coming up in next half hour. in other news, philadelphia mayor, jim kenney opened day two of the greater leadership exchange. the economy league is meeting at the national museum of history at the independence mall.
aiming to lead them into visionaries, they help to shape the future for the greater philadelphia region. still to come on "action news" at noon, crews are making progress against the most destructive wild fire burning in california. and fans of a wildly popular video game are flocking to philadelphia. we'll take you into the ultimate mine craft experience. and melissa magee is back with the seven-day forecast. when "action news" continues.
crews have gained ground on the destructive wild fire burning in the heart of california's wine country that the fight in sonoma and napa valley is 10% contained. destroying at least 3500 homes and businesses this could be another testify day with the return of dry and windy conditions. the family held hostage by the taliban left pakistan by plane and officials did not say where they were going. caitlyn coleman and her canadian husband, joshua boyle were abducted during a backpack can
trip. they were rescued from the trusk of their captors car using intelligence provided by sut. authorities caught the man that attacked a police officer. he was ambushed when he got out of his patrol car to investigate suspicious activity. the suspect fled into a nearby apartment and later sounders and is hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. the murky timeline of the las vegas mass shooting remains a focus of the investigation. that the gunman, stephan paddock shot a security guard a full six minutes before he started to shoot into a crowd. and the owners of the hotel says only 40 seconds passed from the moment the guard called for help and he started shooting into the crowd. and jason aldean the singer on stage when the deadly mass
shooting broke out has resumed hi concert tour. >> prayers to the families and everyone that was just there. >> aldean canceled three shows after the shooting saying he wanted to respect the victims and their families. the new york city department of sanitation came through for a man that made an expensive mistake. he called the the borough in a panic saying he accidentally threw out a diamond engagement ring are, they helped out and dug through the garbage physical they found the treasure. it just needs a good cleaning. still to come on "action news" at noon, details of a new diet avocado hitting stores in spain. and a marine veteran is doing 31 marathons in 31 days and today he is running along the schuylkill river. find out about his mission when "action news" comes right back. eligible for medicare?
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if you are looking for a new job you may want to head to your local target store. they are hiring 100,000 seasonal workers 3 thousand of those are in pennsylvania. you can submit today tomorrow and sunday from 10:00 until 6:00 p.m. at any target store. turning to health check at noon. stroke related deaths in the u.s. have declined in the past decade but stroke risk factors are actually on the rise.
>> risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol and smoking and drug abuse become more common among stroke patients. >> they believe that one of the major factors is the rise of obesity. despite a number of prevention efforts more needs to be done to avoid and monitor the medical problems that contribute to strokes. a revolution treatment for blindness developed in philadelphia is now endorsed by federal experts, the fda review panel approve the lux pana the first gene therapy allowed if given the green light. and in this case it treat a rare eye disease that causes blindness. in trials done at childrens hospital the treatment was shown to improve vision for nearly all
patients. given the popularity of avocado, it was only a matter time before someone came up with a diet version. a man made product created by a spanish food company and it has 30% less fat and certified by the spanish heart foundation, avocado fat is considered good for you already and unless you plan a trip overseas you will not be able to try the diet kind because they are only sold in spain for now. and lets check in with alicia vitarelli live in the newsroom with a preview of 4:00. >> happy freebie friday. what is better than pizza and chicken parmesan? some things you can get for free today at 4:00. and some other stories we are working on for you, a silent ghost like man lures a woman out of an elevator by repeating i
it was a different kind of field trip for 1,000 elementary school students this morning? >> the kids were out walking for disadvantaged children, this was the so-called little smiles walkathon and the schools from the two performing art schools grades k through 4 were invited to participate. walking through their communities all for a good cause. they raised money from pledges
as well. good for them. >> melissa is back with a look at the weekend forecast. the gray skies will clear out. >> put on a happy face. >> sunny day -- >> stormtracker 6 live double scan radar you can see that we are dry right now, and no issues with precipitation and it is cloudy and gray and in fact we show you the pick too outside the action cam was outside today in atlantic city, we have got some choppy waves and dealing with the wind from the east feast and bringing in cooler air and probably not the best beach day because of winds off the atlantic. back to reality today and on tuesday it was warm across the region and high temperature of 84 and wednesday's high of 79 and or normal high for this time of year is 68 degrees and right now along the 95 corridor, holding 61 from trenton to
philadelphia and wilmington to the north and west in the poconos 58 and 58 for reading an allentown and atlantic city 55. here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have got a fair am of cloud cover overhead but there will be some issues with spotty drizzle. it won't be a major concern but a wind coming in off the east-northeast off the atlantic, the clouds and low level moisture and sprinkles and spotty drizzle to deal with through the day. here is the setup though on our friday, lots of clouds around and the area of high pressure to the north and area of low pressure to the south and we are sandwiched in between that today. with the east-northeasterly wind at 6 to 12 miles per hour. the high of 67. as we get into the weekend some improvement. more sunshine as we get into saturday afternoon. otherwise we have the trough of low pressure overhead by tomorrow. and a high temperature coming in at 78 degrees and turning warm
and more humid as we get into sunday but tomorrow it's all about temple as they play some football at noon. mostly cloudy and light winds and first quarter 72 once we get into the fourth quarter up to 77 and homecoming weekend at temple tomorrow too. it's a nice weekend too. good time to see fall foliage. moderate color for allentown and harrisburg and peaking for williamsport, scranton and portions of the poconos. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast cloudy today ain spotty shower, a cool one this is where we should be at 678 for a high. and warmer on saturday with sunshine over head and a high of 78. and sunday warm and breezy up to 84 for a high. and late sunday into monday there could be a spotty shower and behind that much cooler for the start of next week on monday high of just 66 and in the 60s
and 70s close toward where we should be for this time of year into next week. >> thank you melissa. 31 days and 31 cities and 31 marathons, that is the goal for rob jones a veteran. his journey started yesterday in london and started his state side tour on kelly drive. he lost both legs after stepping on an ied in 2010 in afghanistan. he raises money for veterans charities and to lead by example. >> i needed to be an example to other veterans and show them because you come back wounded in some way with a psychologically or physically it doesn't mean you can't tribute to society. you are not broken because you got injured. >> jones likes to challenge himself because in 2013 he rode his bicycle 5200 miles
diagonally across america. and will run next in the new york marathon and we posted his information to track his journey at 6abc.com or to donate to his cause. still ahead. the nation's number one event for mine craft super fans is in our area. we'll show you what is happening at the mine fair this weekend coming up. and we take you inside of the odd and exciting world of the motor museum and tell you about the upcoming halloween event. next.
"action news" continue with sara bloomquist, rick williams and david murphy. here are the stories we are following for you now. the fire keeps burning out west. we have the latest on the wild fire battle in northern california. and also items stolen from burglary victims in our area are recovered and police hope to return them to their owners. and the moms sent to jail for not vaccinating her son speaks out for the first time. we begin though with breaking news from south philadelphia. there are major traffic troubles for anyone trying to get off of 95 south to the walt whitman bridge, the ramp remains blocked since a tractor trailer overturned. chopper 6 hd was over the scene late this morning. and no word on injuries but the ramp remains
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