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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon, in the news this noon, the supreme court hears arguments on same-sex marriage. and a hostage sitdation forces the evacuation of a school. but the big story is the staggering damage in baltimore after riots erupted after the death of freddie gray. buildings are still smoldering
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and more than 140 cars were burned and businesses looted. >> reporter: good afternoon hundreds of national guard troops are out on the streets of baltimore and thousands more are on stand by officials say right now is what they need is cooperation from community members. >> following a day of violence and unrest they are answering the call for calm and some are coming out with brooms in hand. >> all of us have got to come together. businesses are calling for residents to step up. like this mother pulling her son from the crowd yesterday after catching him on live tv. we'll continue to bring resources we need to make sure we are managing it. the national guard is on the streets of baltimore 144 vehicles were set on fire, 15 more structures torched and
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nearly 200 people arrested. >> we support the people's rights to get out and protest, but this violence is not tolerated and not reflecting well on the city. >> maryland's governor is surveying the destruction and swearing to restore order after a state of emergency in the city. baltimore's mayor has imposed a city wide curfew starting at 10:00 tonight. the violence erupted after the funeral of freddie gray, a man that died from a spinal injury while in the custody of police. >> with all city schools closed for the day, officials are urging parents to keep their children home stressing that city wide curfew is set to last a week and will be extended if necessary. elizabeth herr abc 6 news. >> kenneth moton is in baltimore
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gathering reaction his live reports begin today at 4:00. plus check in with for reports and videos and photos from the riots. it's all there right now at in other news arks mudslide in nepal killed another 225 people after the country reals from the devastating earthquake. rescuers are digging through the rubble in search of survivors and climbers have been air-lifted off mount everest after being trapped by after lafrnls. they estimate that 40 million people need food and aid. you can find out more at in the last half hour or so we got an update on the deadly
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crash in audubon, montgomery county, this is chopper 6 hd this is where a tanker truck and a tractor trailer collided killing one of the driver spilling powder ink and raw sewage over the roadway they will begin to mill a section of the road, and the driver killed was jermonjeffers from stowe, pennsylvania. today marks the first court appearance in a center city kidnapping. gay is expected to go before a federal judge this afternoon. he was extradited from south carolina where he was captured later this month. he was one of three men that tortured and robbed and tortured a jewelry store employee earlier this month. we'll have an update at 4:00. stray bullets damaged four cars in a shooting in philadelphia police believe that the gunman was aiming for a house on west jefferson and 60th
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street one home was hit. no one was hurt by the gun fire and police have not announced arrests. a hostage situation forced people out of their homes in west philadelphia today the man was holding two family members captive, two nearby school his to be evacuated. this morning this area was all blocked off 12 homes and one school were evacuated and told to stay inside of their homes robert thompson was taken into custody and his mother and grandmother were not injured. >> this morning i was awakened by the knock at the door. >> this morning police went door-to-door evacuating people. in man robert thompson claimed to have an automatic weapon and was keeping his mother and
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grandmother hostage. >> we had to leave the premises. >> a 911 call came in that someone was screaming on melon street. a male came to the window and told the officer to get off his property and threatened to shoot him and he was in possession of an ak-47. students at west high school were told to shelter in place and then evacuated. some parents got calls from their children. >> they said we are moving to another school come get us and i'm coming. >> s.w.a.t. unit was called in and a hostage negotiator talked to thompson for about an hour before he surrendered without incident. >> there was no signs of guns but police were getting a warrant to search the house. thompson's brother rushed to the scene when he heard and that his
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brother sufferers from mental illness, and doesn't have any guns. >> he has mental issues and is intelligent and is going through problems right now. >> he believes he will not hurt his mother or grandmother who are disabled. >> you saw a cry for help and that is where it got emotional. he needs to get evaluated and better help, evidently something happened this morning. >> they say thalt students that evacuated this morning were bused back to school to complete the rest of their day. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." there is new video this noon of an armed robber who get ened the woman with a box cutter at a south philadelphia market, it was friday afternoon when the man entered the supermarket and pulled the weapon on the cashier and forced her behind the counter he grabbed handfuls of
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cash and last seen moving east on washington. if you recognize him call philadelphia police. the supreme court is hearing historic arguments that could make same-sex marriage in every state. people gathered on the steps of the courthouse in washington, the justices could give the first public indication of where they stand whether the constitution gives gays and lesbians the right to marry, michigan, ohio, and tennessee four states that have same sex marriage bans, a decision is expected in late june into looking live at the jersey shore a sunny day on the beach here in atlantic city, and a bit warmer than yesterday what a nice day to be outside if you can, lets head outside of our studios, to melissa magee infor david murphy. >> it's a glorious day to be
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outdoors flenty of sunshine overhead and a breeze from time to time coming in from the northwest, these temperatures are responding however to the sunshine and 64 in philadelphia and 62 in trenton and 53 up in the poconos and 61 in lancaster along the coast in beach an en look at the 24 hour temperature change, 10 degrees warmner allentown at the same time yesterday and every degree counts and 6 degrees warmer in the city, yesterday's high was just 60 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar shows you we have a mostly clear sky across much of the mid-atlantic region and the only hiccup in the forecast is the blustery winds from time to time coming in frtd northwest. the current wind gust 32 miles per hour, a gust up in the poconos as well at 32 and 32 miles per hour wind gusts in reading with the winds constant today there is an enhanced fire
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threat and risk with dry conditions and relatively low humidity in the delaware and lehigh valleys today. it's mild but gets even warmer into the middle half of our work week we track showers by week's end and we go over the die tails coming up with the full and exclusive, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. meanwhile the blue cross broad street run steps off sunday morning in philadelphia and "action news" is outside of city hall for the kickoff of race week, mayor michael nutter and organizers gathered. we'll be there when they make the run from broad to the navy yard. i'm there somewhere can you see me? there i am handing out water. >> having a hamburger at the sidewalk cafe, still to come on "action news" at noon, a teacher is hailed as a hero for stopping an active shooter inside of a high school. and the search for a driver
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trying to board their school bus.
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police are looking for the reckless driver that came within inches of hitting children, the students were about to board their school bus in washington
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state when an suv sped past on the shoulder, the kids jumped back when the terrifying mother watched from a distance. >> when we knew the kids were okay we war angry and i took off down this hill. >> the driver has not been caught school officials say that all safety equipment on the bus was working including the flashing lights and stop sign. also, in washington state the teacher is being called a hero for stopping an active shooter on a high school campus a 16-year-old boy fires shots in the school and fortunately nobody was hurt before the situation got worse. two staffers held him down before the staffer arrived and he said he never intended to hurt anyone and only shot into the ceiling and floor to scare the boys bullying him.
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a woman held hostage for 26 days in her california apartment, the wife was packed and ready to leave when her husband shot her and kept her against her will refusing to get her medical treatment and he nursed her wound to keep her alive and she escaped this week with her 7-year-old son and her husband was arrested after a standoff with police. japanese police are investigating a possible attack near an army base near tokyo two iron pipes were in the ground and aimed at the camp, the projectile was found not far away, at this point nobody has been injured and there is no actual damage, police are looking for the people or person that planted the pipe. president obama welcomed japanese prime minister to the white house this morning, trade and xurlt issues topped the
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agenda, a base says that they are trying to strengthen the japanese alignment when they first met two years ago. amid growing assertiveness by china. philadelphia leader asnounce a big announcement in investment in local schools and a deadly disease affects florida's second biggest crop, the avocado. how farmers are fighting back using drones.
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farmers are using drones as they try to stop a deadly fungus from destroying the avocado crop in florida, the drones are seeking out laurel wilt, spread by a tiny beetle that can decimate avocado trees they sent in search dogs to narrow the location and bring in the
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fungusavide. turning to health check there is a new push to put surveillance cameras in hospital operating rooms after the death of a patient. it's julie's law, they discovered that their doctor was not certified for the procedure and did not use an anesthesia anesthesiologist or registered nurse. the law is up for debate in her home state of wisconsin. they hope it will become law across the country. hawaii is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban cigarettes to anyone under the able of 21. it's awaiting a signature from the governor it calls for a $10 fine for first offense and higher fines after that.
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the "action news" team is working on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. live now is alicia vitarelli with a preview. hey guys coming up at 4:00, from miles to points we'll show you how to get the most out of your travel rewards and a montgomery county father wanted his twins to experience history and watch history being made when he competed in the boston marathon the problem is those days off came with a price three unexcused absences how is he fighting back for all families in his school district. plus, a female comedian makes a stunning discovery inside of a comedy club's bathroom a two way mirror and the owner says he is not sorry. in the next half our i'll see you in the studio to talk about the big news from last night's
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meteorologist, melissa magee is here with the accuweather forecast. >> tomorrow is a good day if you can't wait we have today right in front of us. we'll show you what is going on guys. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, you can see that it is dry and quite no issues with precipitation and it's all about the temperatures that keep on rising as we go throughout the afternoon hours we'll show you this gorgeous picture outside, sky 6 hd we are looking at penn's landing and a delaware river and bright blue sky and puffy cumulous clouds overhead and enjoy the afternoon the
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temperatures are mild and in some spots above average, philadelphia 64 degrees, the dew point at 38 the atmosphere is really dry and that is why in fact we have the enhanced fire threat and danger today and low humidity levels and dry conditions and breezes in the northwest sustained at 18 miles per hour. the barometer 29.984 and it's on the steady side, temperatures outside 64 in the city and 64 in allentown and 63 in wilmington and along the coast in sea isle city 60 and lancaster 61 degrees here is an issue throughout the day we had the wins gusting as high as 32 miles per hour, they are sustained out of the northwest 14 miles per hour in allentown to 18 miles per hour in philadelphia, 22 miles per hour sustained wind in dover, higher gusts that are constant throughout the day, satellite 6 along with action radar showing you a dry picture
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with mostly sunny sky and a few high, thin cumulous clouds and cirrus clouds through the rest of afternoon hours. here is the setup for our tuesday high temperature is 69 degrees, and the north wefrtly winds to contend with, here is what is going on an area of low pressure out in the atlantic close to canada and high pressure over the great lakes and the ohio valley and the pressure gradient in between the two creates the wind tunnel affect. and wednesday is the pick of the week wednesday sunshine and a few clouds and beautiful day high temperature up to 74 degrees we are tracking however an area of low pressure from the great lakes, we were talking about the potential of a coastal low on thursday and friday and the majority of that precipitation will stay to our east and mainly offshore. the call from accuweather mostly sunny and breezy and high of 69
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degrees tonight mainly clear and cool and dropping down to 50 in the city, sunny and breezy today and high temperature is 69 nice and warm tomorrow and 74 on wane a high of 64 and it looks to be dry and an area of low pressure offshore and a few spotty showers are likely into late thursday and some of that moisture could carry over into friday with a high of 61 think the weekend is looking good guys back into the 70s, check that out. 80 possibly next monday. >> that looks great. >> thanks melissa. i like when she does the weather. >> more ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at noon, the first witnesses take the stand today in the alleged killer of the movie theater massacre stands trial. and an armed robber in philadelphia the suspect that
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students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them. "action news" at 12:30 continues with sara bloomquist and meteorologist. david murphy. >> here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30, a break in the violence in baltimore hours after riots shut down the city and now hundred its of police are on the streets as communities remain on edge and
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another spike in the death toll in nepal after a deadly earthquake the million rescuers they are trying to reach. and a fireman makes his first appearance in court after he held his former colleagues hostage at gun point. and in baltimore less than 12 hours after a slew of violent protests put the city on lock down, lets look live at baltimore looking live from a news copper overhead police are in a line keeping protests at bay. riots brought the city to a stand still and caused the mayor to declare a state of emergency and 300 members of the national guard are in baltimore and hundreds more are on the way. there have been nearly 200 arrests and 15 buildings were lit on fire as were 144 vehicles. >> now a week long curfew is


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