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fast-moving chester county house fire. and first responders make a daring rooftop rescue of a toddler next. ds like a really good deal. jake from state farm at three in the morning. who is this? it's jake from state farm. what are you wearing jake from state farm? [ jake ] uh... khakis. she sounds hideous. well she's a guy, so... [ male announcer ] another reason more people stay with state farm. get to a better state. ♪ ♪ ♪♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program. with jim gardner. monday night. the big story is the burned out shelf a house, the recommend napts -- remnants of a dadly
dadly -- deadly fire. and they are trying to determine what caused the fire. and in coatesville, dann what is the latest on this? >> jim this is tragedy in every sense of the word. a family gathered to grieve the loss of a loved one when grief was compounded by more grief, and now three more family members are gone. this is what is left of the expanded mobile home on hill road in the rural township. charred wood and siding, a relative telling family members that seven family members gathered after the grandmother passed away last night. a neighbor said that the neighbor told her that a fire broke out on the porch just afternoon. >> she said her two aunts and cousin were killed in the fire because they couldn't get out through the hole that the uncle and the children got out of in the back of the house. and she said that the uncle tried to rip open an opening,
but they refused to jump. >> two adults and two children made it out safely. fire rescue crews say the wind-swept fire spread quickly and later found the three woman dead inside. >> the weather conditions played a role. a small wood fire extending from the house fire. >> a mobile home you see those things go up like that i have seen them go up before. and boom, they go up. that was well gone before the fire company got here. >> they said the woman who survived seemed shocked her relatives did not get out. >> she broke down and said i don't know why they didn't jump. >> we are praying for the loved ones and families there that have to endure this tragedy. >> now the names of the three women killed have not been released yet. the red cross is assisting the family with food and clothing
and other support. firefighters were busy across the tri-state area tonight. in springfield township delaware county, this home on the 200 block of hemlock lane caught fire at 5:30. golfers at the nearby rolling green golf club ran to warn residents that they saw smoke and everybody did get out in time. fortunately nobody was hurt. we don't know yet what caused the fire. a fast-moving blaze kept first responders busy in the hunting park section of philadelphia tonight. one firefighter was injured while rescuing a resident who suffered burns from the blaze. an "action news" viewer shot this video of the flames shooting out from the house on the 3800 block of north 9th street. officials believe this fire started in the kitchen. earlier in trenton, flames and think smoke poured from a home in the 800 block of outing quentin avenue. the blaze spread to several cars parked in the rear and damaged a neighbor's house. nobody was hurt here.
authorities are still looking for a cause. and four wildfires in burlington county new jersey have been contained. and another is almost completely surrounded. the brush blazes were small and the state forest service believes all five were deliberately set. the suspected arsonist or arsonists have not been adentified. the red-flag fire warning expired three hours ago and cecily tynan now looking ahead to a good chance of rain. she is tracking the changes and she'll let us know if it will be enough to quench these dry conditions. there are new developments in the story of a 2-year-old child who had to be rescued from the roof of a twin in the frankford session of philadelphia. police intend to charge the boip boy's mother and another woman. and kenneth is it live and has the full story. >> jim, sources say charges are expected against the mothers who left their children alone,
leaving that toddler to climb all the way out onto this roof. and walk dangerously close to the edge. a smartphone captured the terrifying moments. a 2-year-old boy on the roof of a three-story frankford home in his diaper with neighbors yelling at him to stay put. >> i hear a man outside yelling "stay back" and i come outside and i look and there's a baby on the roofer. >> i'mronically it played out on leiper street. and the boy called out of the window, walking around on the roof. and seconds seems like an eye turnity as the firefighters went to work carefully placing a ladder to get to the boy. >> the baby was reaching out for the ladder that is the scariest apartment reaching out to it and everybody thinking he would fall. >> and the neighbor who watched it all unfold held his breath as a firefighter was finally able to reach through the open window and yank the child to safety. >> what was going through your head and heart as you saw this
kid up there. >> this is crazy. i can't leave i am seeing this. i can't believe it is happening. where are the parents? >> good question. they say the boy and another toddler were clearly left alone while their mothers were next door. both women who live in the home were hand cuffed and taken away by detectives who also searched the house. the boys transported to st. christopher's hospital for children to be checked out after the harrowing experience. and they say both mothers are expected to be charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and recklessly endangering another person. the names have not been released and the children are in the custody of authorities. kenneth moton for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. they gave the "all clear" tonight at the high school following the evacuation for safety concerns. after they found a suspicious note students were sent home early. and evening activities were
canceled. but authorities say the school will be open on time tomorrow morning. learning more tonight about the two men that opened fire and killed outside of a contest for cartoons in texas. in fact the gunmen were no strangers to authority. and going live to the satellite center and "action news" reporter sharrie williams. >> one of the men, 30-year-old elton simpson was under the watch of the f.b.i. since 2006. he was actually placed on the no-fly list after he allegedly tried to fly over's for jihad. and the over suspect is his roommates. and searching the home of simpson looking for clues. the barrage of bullets as the suspects armed with assault rifles were out gunned by a texas traffic cop and his
pistol. happening in suburban dallas before 7:00 sunday night at this event center hosting a contest for cartoons of the profit mohammed, deeply owe fevensive to muslims. >> and kudos to the over 300 cartoonists want-to-be war toonists who took the risk and submitted cartoons. >> and outside, simpson and the other man pulled into the parking lot in a dark-colored sedan but were blocked by a police officer. the two were wearing bullet-proof vests and heavily armed when they got out of the sxar -- car and started shooting. and with his pistol he shot both men dead. >> he did what he was supposed to do did a very about job and probably saved lives. >> and the live steam showed the moment inside when they heard gunfire. security moved them to a secure location and no one was hurt.
simpson sent this tweet just hours before the shooting with the #texasattack pledging his allegiance to isis. and the texas authorities say it is clear that the suspects went to that event with hopes of injuring people and definitely shooting them. but they only managed to shoot one person a school resource officer. that person was injured in the leg and are said to be doing just fine tonight. and in the meantime with the f.b.i. tracking one of the suspects for years, questions are swirling similar, how they got this far in the first place. life in the satellite center sharrie williams for channel 6 "action news." >> all right, thank you. back in this area the northeast extension was shutdown for hours today because of a deadly crash. chopper 6 hd was over the scene in lower macungie township. at 12:45 in the northern lanes before the lehigh valley accident. traffic at a stand still after an earlier accident with a box
truck smashing into a tractor-trailer. and the driver of the box truck was killed. the lanes shutdown for four hours. and proposing laying off 80 firefighters, part of a plan to cut up to 200 jobs from the city's work force. who of -- 40 of the other layoffs from the recreation department. and there is a sharply-reduced tax base because of the ka season closures and the declining property values the mayor says he has to cut the work force. ♪♪ the newest members of the philadelphia fire department are now on the job. 55 cadets graduated from the fire service emergency medical technician class in northeast philadelphia tonight, and they go on to serve in medic units throughout the city. still to come tonight, pennsylvania lawmakers vote to hike fees on your cell phone bills. and ring of fire.
explosive scene at the lava lake in hawaii that has not been seen in decades. will the customers be loving it? mcdonald's with supersize changes and what they are up to. and if you love summer loving today's weather. 85 today and more on the way. and details in the accuweather forecast. i'm nydia han. sick of getting robo calls? signing up on the no call list doesn't always happen. idea on that coming up. and more on the eagles' new running back when "action news" continues tonight.
arrest a man who was spotted with a gun when he took off. the suspect apparently dropped the gun and it went off. nobody was hit and the man was taken into custody. but not before a crowd of protesters came out amid reports that this was a police-involved shooting. all of this happened in the same area as those big protests last week. dozens of new york city police officers paid their respects to a fallen comrade today. saluting officer brian moore as his body left jamaica hospital. the 25-year-old died today, two days after being shot while trying to stop a man suspected of carrying a gun. the suspect, dimitrius blackwell is behind bars and facing chargeses. moore is the third new york city police officer to be killed in the line of duty in the past five months. two major physician in judge's bridgegate scandal pleaded not guilty today. governor christie's top authority at the port authority,
he and the deputy chief of staff kelly, stayed they were innocent of charges that they were involved in politically-motivated lane closings at the george washington bridge. kelly's lawyer did not rule out serving governor christie with a subpoena. the lava lake that is overflowing at hawaii's volcano exploded yesterday. and these are the spectacular images of how it happened. a crater wall partially collapsed and the rocks slid into the lava smashing the fist-size chunks of lava over the edge. and today they measured a small earthquake nearby. there has not been full lava years. and sending ash a mile and a half in the sky today. the volcano is the most active in central america and began his
rumbles last october. mcdonald's wants to return some luster to its golden arches after proper fits dipped 15% last year. the world's biggest burger chain an overhaul. must on the business end but customers notice a few things. higher quality ingredients and simplified menu. and there are options such as toppings to compete with the fast casual chains like chipolte and five guys. and they launched a delivery service in new york city today. robo calls, if case you have not noticed, are getting worse. we are talking about the junk calls you get on your phone. the federal trade commission receives 250,000 to 300,000 complaints about unwanted calls each month. while there are a way to get the calls to stop most people don't know about that. to unlock the secrets, here is consumer reporter nydia han.
>> putting your name on the government's do not call list at do not call.gov is one step. the consumer report says it is not very effective and found additional steps you can take. >> hello? >> hello, this is rachel at cardholder services. >> every week getting several robo calls, the auto-dial phone calls. >> it is annoying. i want to slam the phone and talk to someone and say please stop calling me. but it is a machine. >> you have been referred by a friend or neighbor. you are eligible to receive -- >> how can you stop the robo calls? if you get your home service from an internet provider you may be able to sign up for the call blocking service, no mo robocom. >> we are hearing it is somewhat effective but not available with all phone services. check the website. >> and consumer reports testing devices that are supposed to filter the jump calls from your
home phone. >> consumer telemarket error -- telemarketer or others please remove us from the list or police zero. >> on an an droid phone call a call-blocking app, but you also block emergency calls and calls you might want. and iphones have similar settings. unfortunately nothing so far 100% effective against the robo cards. >> they can map their caller i.d. and make it appear they are coming from within your own area code or your own number. >> congratulations you have been selected to receive -- >> the rob bfshgsbrobo calls are not just a newance they cost millions a year. and consumer reports is
petitioning biggest companies to provide free tools for customers. the phone bill could soon be going up if you live in pennsylvania to help pay for 911 call centers. the state voted to raise the fees from $1 to $1.65 a month. the county commissioners wanted doubled to $2. complaining the cost went up, for example needing new technology to locate cell phones. while at the same time the number of calls increased with more people using mobile phones. the bill now heads to the state senate. on the presidential campaign front tonight, former arkansas governor, mike huckabee expected to make an official announcement tomorrow that he is running for president. the former c.e.o. of hewlett-packard went on "good morning america" today to announce her candidacy. she is the only woman in the race for the republican
nomination. also announcing today at an event in detroit is retired neurosurgeon, carson saying it is time for people to rise up and take the government back. and the candidates vying for the philadelphia mayor scared off. it was held at the arts center. it including questions and topics tweeted in from voters. the democratic candidates gather tomorrow for a live debate here on channel 6. commercial-free starting at 7:00. streaming it live on 6abc.com and we ask to hear from you. send us questions you want the candidates to answer. email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. and a couple of folks tweeted me
some questions for foamtomorrow night, all of which were very good. some better than others but all very good and appreciate the participation. >> good to get the viewers involved. weather, do you like it warm? like today? 85, a little on the warm side? >> i will take it. >> just as warm tomorrow with a threat of storms. and stormtracker live double scan showing tonight we are dry. hopefully we get some thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon our garden can really use it. and where the action cam was this evening in rittenhouse square. a lot of people out for a scroll. philadelphia 71 degrees down from the high of 85. the warmest day so far this year. allentown 72 right now. reading still 71. wilmington 70. as you get closer to the shore with the wind off the ocean it is a little cooler. sea isle city and the boardwalk currently 57 degrees. salt satellite 6 showing in the
clear. moon-lit skies. looking to the west the broken line of showers, the cold front passing through tomorrow evening. and future tracker showing the morning, lots of sunshine and clouds are beginning to build in the northeast suburbs. heading into the afternoon and the evening hours this is when we likely see a round of some showers or thunderstorms. it doesn't look to have a lot of upper-level support, so likely will not be severe. but bringing us much-needed drink of water. behind the system cooling off on wednesday. but ahead of it with wind out of the south, warm day, and a little more humid than today. as the front sinks south, wind shift wednesday bringing us cooler conditions. a high of 74. still, that's above average with a possibility of a couple much spotty showers with the front nearby especially in the morning. generally show rain-free. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast the heat is on again tomorrow. 85 degrees, morning sun, building clouds.
and wednesday, we cool things off and isolated shower and thunderstorm. 74 degrees. and i did the care quotes because it is still above normal. thursday, back to the 80s. mostly sunny and 80 friday. each warmer 83 degrees. saturday, a weekend sizzle, 85 degrees. really great weather for the aberdeen dad vail regatta. and sunday mother's day summer heat up to 87 degrees, making it the hottest day this year. and building on that and possible afternoon thundershowers or thunderstorms, but mainly dry. and monday 80s stick around and high of 82 degrees. the one cool day this week is wednesday. but still, 74 degrees. it is above normal for this time of the year. it seems like we have just run right over spring straight into summer. >> it could be the hottest mother's day in a lot of years. >> it probably will be. i will check that right after the show. >> thank you cecily. prince william and his wife kate have revealed the name of their new addition.
agreement the coaches could not work with the team on the field until today. and because of rules we can't film. and demarco murray participating in the voluntary workout. the farmer cowboys running back signed as a replacement to mccoy. and rushing 1800 yards last season for the dallas cowboys and thinks he can be better this year because of chip kelly and his off-season assistance. >> i feel great. you know with what the eagles have been able to do with me in the past this past month working out and competing at a high level, i feel like i never felt before. i feel stronger and faster than previous years in the league and in college. so i think i'm right where i need to be. i think i am steadily getting better every day. those guys are able to work out with me so i'm happy. >> can't wait for the season. the phillies current 10-game road trip has gone something like this. lose a dud, miami a dud, atlanta so far not bad. the phillies off to a good start
against the braves. 3 runs in the first inning. and driving in the run on the perfect single. and in the sixth, gomes represents the tying run. that is deep to center. and he has had trouble out there in center field, but not there. a great grab and phillies win 5-2. and the phills' starting rotation hopefully getting a shot in the arm, pun intended. and billingsley, the firstajor league start since 20113. -- 2013. there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable.
why are dwight evans, marian tasco and so many other leaders backing jim kenney for mayor? because jim kenney's the one they trust. jim kenney's the one with a real record of standing up for public schools and he'll bring philadelphia together. it's kenney who will expand pre-kindergarten... and partner with businesses, community colleges and universities to create jobs. so join leaders we trust in supporting jim kenney the block by block mayor philadelphia needs. music: etta james "at last" (plays throughout) ♪♪ sometimes, at last doesn't happen at first. ♪♪ ♪♪ your dad just kissed my mom. ♪♪ turning two worlds into one takes love. ♪♪ helping protect that world takes state farm.
the nba playoffs continue. one. favorites in the eastern conference the cavs facing chicago tonight. game one in cleveland. lebron james finishes an assist shy of a triple-double but it is not enough. derek rose team high 25 points. chicago steals one on the road 99-92. curry won the nba award and voting not even close. winning 100 of the possible 130 votes. he averaged in the postseason better than 31 points per game. and he shielded questions from media and teammates looking to cash in on his success.
>> when kobe won an m.v.p. they all got watches. and you keep mentioning to us like we are part of this. i was wondering what our gift was that's all. [ [laughter]. >> i warmed you guys up with the playstations last week, that wasn't good enough. i understand, i understand. that gift was to buy me some time. and so this announcement and now i can you the level of the gift. >> it might be the most costly m.v.p. award ever. >> thank you. jimmy kimmel live is next. "action news" continues at 4:30 with pamela edwards, matt o'donnell, and for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. good night. >> "action news" is sponsored in part by --