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insides of a firehouse yesterday. a former firefighter identified now as paul jordan was dismissed from the firehouse and he returned with a gun the next day igniting a tense filled standoff that ended peacefully. but the men held gun point have quite a story to tell. chad pradelli is live with more. >> reporter: hey rick, the alleged hostages describe a tense but frightening ordeal insides of the lamot firehouse yesterday morning, you hear an amazing story of forgiveness, here is their story and they ask us not to show their faces. lamott firefighters say that paul jordan was not himself when he walked in and fired a shot into the wall and said the next one i will not miss. >> fired a shot in the wall about six inches from one of the
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guys. the hostages say that jordan was agitated after being terminated from the volunteer fire company monday. he allegedly pulled the .9 millimeter, several ran. >> someone has to make it out of this basement to get to safety and have the cops called. >> he is dealing with a lot of issues in life and you don't know how to deal with it. >> the hostages talked to jordan and tried to calm him and told him they loved him. >> he received calls from people saying they loved him and don't do it and he started crying. >> the s.w.a.t. team came in upstairs and jordan finally surrendered and what happened next shows a true brotherhood. >> the guys that were remaining hugged him i went upstairs to talk to the s.w.a.t. and even after that, one walked in front of him and one behind him so he
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wouldn't get hurt. >> jordan remains at a psychiatric facility. he will be formerly charged once released. a couple of the hostages said he called to the firehouse to apologize, the station will be back up in service tomorrow. i'm chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the investigation continues into why a cargo ship ran aground on the banks of delaware river it's video you will only see on "action news," the ship slammed into the shore near the burlington bristol bridge new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic is live with more on where the ship came from, and perhaps why it lost control. >> hi there rick, talk about a wild scene it's a sunny day and a lot of people are along the waterfront and fishing and walking and what do they see? a ship the size of to football
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fields heading straight toward them. >> it looked like the titanic coming at me. >> this was the amazing video of the liberian freighter, out of control barrelling for the shore in burlington city north of burlington bristol bridge. >> i didn't think it would stop, it was coming towards me. >> you could tell it wasn't turning at all and it was not adjusting or making an attempt to turn. >> andy was fishing with his friends jeff when he shot the pictures when the steel freighter came to stop in the mud feet from shore. >> the water came crashing through and it hit the wall and it came over. >> it scared the heck out of us. >> it ran aground because it lost propulsion and nobody was injured but it took the tow
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boats several tries to get to it turn around. >> they said there is a big ship aground in the delaware. >> students came to witness the sight and this is photographs shot by one of the school employees of the ship lodged in the mud. >> it looks like it would have hit the basks in burlington city. >> what you are looking at is the mud kicked up as it slammed into shore thankfully the mud stopped it people are coming by to get a look but the ship is long gone, the coast guard is investigating and the boat will remain docked in paulsboro until figure out why this lost propulsion, but the picture dozen not lie they are up on our website, i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. by the way we want to thank our viewers for sending in the video, and whenever you see breaking news join the action
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email pictures and video to, or just use #6abcaction on social media. trenton firefighters had their hands full late today when flames attacked an apartment building flames broke out at 4:30 this afternoon at a brick structure along the 500 block of bellevue it ran to four alarms before firefighters got the upper hand. fortunately there are no reports of injuries fire, smoke and water damage to the building is extensive. the red cross is helping residents that are forced from their homes tonight. >> the montgomery county coroner ruled the deaths of a lower moreland couple a murder-suicide. the bodies of chris and nicole peppleman were discovered at their home yesterday, they both suffered wounds from a chainsaw, and the coroner says that nicole was also stabbed and choked.
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the couple's 14-year-old son made the gruesome discovery. investigators are looking into the death of a man in police custody, the incident happened yesterday morning when police got a call of a man screaming on grape street. he tried to grab an officer's gun, in a statement white was handcuffed and transported to the hospital and at some point he became unresponsive and then despite cpr white died at the hospital. today we learn names of two men killed in a small plane crash over the weekend. joseph deliberately deal was the pilot and richard pock of westchester was a flight instructor their aircraft went
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down in west goshen shortly after takeoff from the brandywine airport. investigators are continue to seek leads about a missing south jersey teenager rachel lynn manzo was last seen at her home in pittsburgh, friends told state police she was exchanging text messages with a man and may have been planning to meet him. pennsylvania governor tom wolf, stopped in wilmington to encourage job growth in the city. he stopped at city college to look at the automotive technology program, the state needs to boost investment in programs like this one it calls for an increase in funning for the college of philadelphia by $2 million. meanwhile, governor wolf tapped montgomery county commissioner josh shapiro to head the state crime commission, he has tied with wolf and advised hi
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campaign and served on his transition team. the transition team works with the justice system and safety. former eagles linebacker ron motean is the new chief he was number 57 of the birds moton served as deputy chief in the deputy and the first african-american to obtain that rank. still to come on "action news" at 6:00, a bright spot amid talks of casinos closings. another boardwalk destination is about to get a makeover, we have details unveiled today. a south jersey athlete that competes for others has an inspiring story of his own. jeff skversky has more in sports. speaking of south jersey
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live on sky 6 hd a kickoff to april i am tracking a big warm-up as well as rain. i'll have details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" at 6:00 comes rooirt back.
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scene, they are investigating some type of shooting here and the number of police cruisers at the middle of your screen the crime tape is indicative of some type of crime scene at least two medics sent to the area, and while bring you more information as it becomes available tonight. princeton may be the next community to snuff out smoking to anyone under 21 years old. they are considering raising the able for those that want to buy cigarettes and tobacco. violators that sell would be fine $250 and then 1,000 there's for multiple violations. princeton would be the fifth town in new jersey to adopt such a law. the pier shops at caesars in atlantic city, is about to get a $50 million makeover the plans unveiled today for the boardwalk destination complete with a new name as well.
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eva pilgram has the details. >> reporter: this is the beginning of the new atlantic city. >> reporter: welcome to the play grown the new pier shops at the boardwalk. >> it's a symbol a symbol of what atlantic city is going to become. >> the developer that turned northern liberties piazza is a hot spot is trying a spot outside of philadelphia, trying to breathe life into the boardwalk that was hit hard by casinos closing. >> never failed and never picked an area that was not going to turn around. >> this is something more, a wow factor that we have. >> and it means jobs, about 500 for atlantic city, the 50 million dollars playground project includes shopping bowling alley and t street.
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>> the new project appeared to be hung up in court as blatstein and caesars argued over who had control of the mall but they worked out the issues. >> when it's all up and running, the group is confident that the estimated 30 million people that are a short drive from a.c. will make the trip. >> i promise you this will become the number one tourist attraction in atlantic city. >> it is the end of atlantic city the way we know it. it's not a gaming community, a resort destination the best of atlantic city is yet to come, starts here, starts today -- >> eva pilgram, channel 6 "action news." think about all you do in 24 hours and think about being in motion the entire time. that is what drives maggie gutrol, she is gearing up to represent the 2015, 24 hour
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running championships. they attempt to run as many as possible. maggie's goal is to run 150 miles and bring team usa home the gold, it's possible because of support here in the delaware valley. >> i wouldn't be going without the support from friends and family, and runners, runners who i have never met. >> now just 8 years later she is running for team usa on the world stage they take place in italy on april 11th good luck to maggie.
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jeff is here with sports and the flyers still have to play the games. >> yes they do. they are not fighting for the penguins it feels like a bad april fools joke, before april 1st. sadly no punch line here more
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like a punch to the gut. meaningless for the flyers. nothing has gone right for these guys nothing at all except when they play pittsburgh, they are looking for their seventh straight against the penguins. they are looking to play out the anger against sydney crosby and company. >> i want them to go out and play with energy every game and you need emotion and energy in the game and pittsburgh brings that out that is for sure. >> do you think cole hamels is ready in five days or what. the phillies ace allowed just one earned run over his last 11 innings. he gives them a boost, how about in the first utley is gone, a three run shot and hamels is looking sharp and allows just one run in six innings he strikes out three the next time
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we see cole at citizens bank park on monday. nobody looks hotter than utley hits another homer in the third that is four in his last five at-bats. phils win 9-2, the last w came last tuesday. having some positive results here make you feel confident moving forward that is what we do trying to put some good at-bats together and take them into the regular season. the phils closer of the future appears to be dodging the dl after leaving the game with back pain, giles underplayed the severity of the injury. one man bikes runs and swims, bikes 30 miles in the morning in the snow to tell a story to jaime apody. >> you see his feet turning the
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pedals and the sweat pouring off his face and with one look you see dawkins is an athlete. he also hasbral palsy. biking is good. >> i needed something i could do that i could do really really well at. >> his current goal is to compete in an ms bike ride in all 50 states raising money for multiple sclerosis. i will ride for any cause i believe in trying to help people. he has done that for eight straight years and decided that is not enough of a challenge and decided to take on triathlon. >> i like watching iron man and see stories about people overcoming adversity. and i was like i can do that. >> he competed in eight of them, a swim, and a bike ride and 5-k
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run. it's hard to afford the races and harvey funds the races himself. and he started a nonprofit called inspire. >> forget the nay sayer anything is possible if you want it bad enough. that is what it's all about. you never know what you can do until you try. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> wow. and for anyone out there wants to help harvey log on to and donate and help out. cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast when we return, woman: i was tired of my chronic constipation and the way it made me feel the discomfort the bloating the straining. i'd just felt this way for too long. so i finally talked to my doctor about my symptoms.
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cecily is here now and i'm already enjoying april. >> what would you say if i said it was 80s on friday? >> april fools. >> you know me too long, 70s not 80s. rain free conditions out there in fact very few clouds upstairs at all lets go to where the action cam was along the ben franklin parkway, loads of sunshine and breezy and cool and one of those days in you were in the sun and sheltered from the wind it felt pretty nice, philadelphia 56 degrees and allentown 50 and millville 55 and trenton 51 and sea isle city 52, and it's poconos after 4 inches of snow yesterday 41 degrees 56 is the current temperature and the high for the date slightly below the average
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high, the april preview shows it's average high in april 59 in philadelphia but as we take a look at the end of the month by the 30th the average high up to 69 degrees something to look forward to typically in april we get a such of snow, a half inch and april showers it's a fairly average month 3.5 inches of rain satellite 6 along with action radar showing no rain at all and high pressure to the north brought us all the sunshine today and that brings moon lit skies tonight and nice conditions. allentown 30 and millville 30 and trenton 33 degrees. heading into thursday nicest day of the year so far high pressure sitting off the eastern seaboard, a warm fronts out to the west, and this funnels in winds from the south so the high shooting up to 65 degrees, good amount of sunshine and the
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expepgs to the temperatures though along the shore within you get temperatures off the ocean temperatures are cooler. it's good friday and passover begins at sun down. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast try to get outside and enjoy tomorrow, a warm breeze and increasing high, thin clouds late in the day, 65 degrees, good friday, periods of rain one wave in the morning and another one in the evening, as passover begins a high of 70 degrees and behind the system for the weekend for the holiday weekend we clear things out but it's chilly windy and 55 degrees on saturday and easter sunday 58 degrees and partly sunny sunrise services are chilly and temperatures in the
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30s and phillies home opener, chance of showers on tuesday and wednesday all in all a nice first day of april. >> i like your shoes. >> they are my sneakers. >> finally tonight it was an egg-cellent time in sea isle city dozens of kids came out to the complex for a day filled with easter fun they had a chance to meet the easter bunny and the highlight of the day was a chance to maybe like a bunny and hop, the event was sponsored by the sea isle city division of recreation. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and ducis rogers and join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6, for cecily, jim and ducis i'm rick williams have a nice evening.
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tonight, the massive and deadly fire ball in the gulf. the pictures now coming in. the workers jumping for their lives. the cell phone videos taken by the survivors. also breaking tonight, the massive cheating scandal and the verdict. elementary school teachers principles convicted. taken away in handcuffs. the water emergency in the west tonight. from this to this. california tonight ordering extreme measures. the jet crash in the alps. new details about that disputed video inside the plane, the final moments. le and the airline ceo, in front of the camera. what he would not answer today. and the investigation tonight, this new york city police detective, caught on video. >> how long have you been in this country? >> what he says to this uber driver. the passenger in


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