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the details tonight. >> reporter: guys, so far a lot more questions than answers in this case. what police know is that they found a woman dead behind this home you see behind me here in shoemakersville and then a short time later they found a 61-year-old man dead inside this home about half a block away. police are calling it a murder-suicide but apart from that it's anyones guess what happened early this morning in this tiny quiet berks county town. it was around 1 o'clock this morning when charity says she heard someone banging on her front door. that person identified herself as carol zimmerman whom she describes as an acquaintance. >> she said please help me and she came to my door and she banged on it and i told her i was going to call 911. >> reporter: she quickly called 911. she says the emergency dispatcher instructed her not to open the door so to protect herself and her family. >> i was in the living room at
this time and i heard a gunshot go off. >> reporter: she says she could hear the gunshot was fired in her backyard. state police arrived moments later to find the 50-year-old victim had been shot to death. as investigators started searching the area they found the home of 61-year-old gary mauer less than a block away with the lights on and the front door opened. inside they found mauer's lifeless body on the living room floor. they quickly determined he died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. now the only known link between mauer and zimmerman is that zimmerman was a family friend helping mauer sort out some personal and financial issues involving his mother who died about two weeks ago. and since the only two people who know the full story are dead, police say they may never know for sure the motive behind this murder-suicide. >> unless somebody that knows something we don't know yet, something we didn't talk to comes forward and tells us the rest of the story, we don't really know. >> reporter: now, to be
clear k-mauer lived here in this home, zimmerman lived with her husband in nearby mohrsville r police say gary mauer had a few dui's in his past but apart from that nothing violent. as of right now the motive remains unknown. reporting live from shoemakersville, walter perez channel6 "action news." arrick. >> fbi director james comey was put on the hot seat on capitol hill. today comey went on the record for the first time about russia's alleged involvement in the 2016 elections and president trump's wiretapping claims. comey said the fbi is, whoing into links between russia and trump's campaign. as for the wiretapping allegations, comey said they may be unfounded. >> with respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, i have no information that supports those tweets. >> we'll have more from comey's testimony and reaction from the white house coming up tonight at 5:30. >> philadelphia police are trying to track down thieves
who pulled off an elaborate heist in the city's lawncrest section. officials say a million dollars in merchandise was taken from the kim thanh jewelry store on whitaker avenue a the thieves used a ladder to get on the roof under the cover of darkness and then broke in from there. ropes were found near a hole on top of the building. >> these look like professional thieves. >> absolutely professional the way they did the roof, go the in, climbed in, extricated through the wall and they did it probably pretty quick, too. >> this is the second time in two months this particular store has been hit. officials say the thieves triggered a security alert overnight when they broke in but the owner thought it was a false alarm. >> all right, turning to accuweather and the seasonable start to spring for our area today. as we look live outside from sky6 at the commodore barry bridge, we welcome spring with plenty of sunshine this morning, about 6:30 it arrived and if you thought today was nice, get ready for a treat tomorrow. meteorologist cecily tynan is live at the big board with the
forecast. hi, cecily. >> hi, rick. we do warm up even a little bit more tomorrow. right now philadelphia 52 degrees. we hit a high of 54 degrees which is very appropriate since today's official average high is 54 degrees for our first day of spring and one month with that sun angle getting higher, temperatures really soar. the average high for april 20th is 66 degrees. now, satellite and radar showing we did start the day with loads of sunshine, blue skies. some clouds are beginning to stream in. if you look out across the ohio valley there is some moisture but most of this is heading to the south. so, we could get a.m. spotty shower or two tonight but for the most part we'll just have some clouds o. temperatures will not be dropping to freezing tonight. it will stay relatively warm and this week we have some wild swings in temperatures. it's going to be very cold on wednesday with wind chills in the 20's. could hit 70 on saturday. it's mainly dry this week until the second half of the weekend. i'll talk more about that
coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> all right, cecily, thank you. members of the women's national hockey team are in philadelphia today to demand better compensation. it is a wage dispute between the players and top hockey officials that could lead to a u.s. boycott of the world championships. new at 5:00 john rawlins live in center city with us. details for us. hi, john. >> reporter: hi, monica. the players are here in negotiations because their attorneys are based here. the championship to be played in michigan at the end of the month. the players vow they will not be there unless there are some big changes in their compensation. the existing women's national ice hockey team has won six world championships since 2000 and medals in the 2010 and 2014 olympics. but unless a deal can be hashed out in a meeting room at the ballard spahr law firm here in center city its 23 players say they will boycott this year's championship series. at issue, pay. the players say u.s.a. hockey
pays only $1,000 per month per player for six months during olympic years. they claim other times they get virtually nothing. u.s.a. hockey counters it has prepared a package for next year's olympics that include "stipends and incentives for medals that could result in each player receiving 85,000 in cash." the players say they are seeking a yearly living wage something above $60,000 plus childcare and other benefits. >> i think it's really interesting because it's part of the stage that we see across the world on many levels in terms of women and equity. >> reporter: laurie armstrong is a labor attorney. she's not involved in these talks but has followed similar sports negotiations. with the championships just days away, she believes the players have their best leverage now. >> there's a fine associated with a country not putting a team in. i think the women's players view that as you pay us or you can pay the fines. doesn't it make more sense to pay us. i also think there's an
embarrassment factor. u.s. women's ice hockey does not field talented well performing team. they're the host team. >> reporter: that last line in reference to u.s.a. hockey has signaled it will have a team on the ice for the championships. the question is will it be the top tier players who are in negotiation or someone else. live in center city, john rawlins channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, john. for the next few weeks it will be a little tougher to get out the blue route in plymouth meeting. crews are working around the clock to upgrade the e-z pass direction planes in both directions. looking from drone6 operated by our own "action news" photographers by the way. they have become faa certified drone pilots. the work is a small part of a big plan to upgrade 476. "action news" reporter katherine scott has that story. >> well, i think it will definitely slow things down. >> reporter: the e-z pass express lanes that separate the blue route from the northeast extension in plymouth meeting will be closed for three weeks. and commuters are expecting
delays. >> it's so much easier just to fly through with the e-z pass. >> it definitely accelerates the process of being able to throw through it quickly so i would imagine there's going a backup. >> reporter: crews maneuvered into position early this morning at the mid-county interchange. pennsylvania turnpike officials say the which issues are necessary so crews can safely upgrade the overhead toll equipment for open road tolling northbound and southbound lanes are affected. >> when i leave the house in the morning i'm always expecting something that's going to delay me getting to work on time so i-its an inconvenience but it's -- i wouldn't say it's an unforeseen inconvenience. >> reporter: this three week closure is phase one of the mid-county interchange repair project. phase two and three will include repairs to concrete pavement on 476 and the ramps leading to the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound and westbound. the entire project is that scheduled to be complete september of next year. they're still able to use the
traditional e-z pass lanes over the three week closure. if all goes to plan, these express lanes are expected to open back up on april 10th at 6:00 a.m. in plymouth meeting, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> all right, speaking of traffic, let's check that "action news" traffic report for you tonight. >> all right. on a monday let's guy live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hey, matt. >> hi, guys. you of course knew that was going to happen because i was talking about it all last week and i know that you take scrupulous notes. yes, here are the things to note this evening. there's a broken down pickup truck on the schuylkill expressway in south philadelphia eastbound side approaching 26th street as you head toward the airport and the platt bridge. left lane out of commission because of in broken down pickup so now pretty much a solid line and eastbound from montgomery into that and point approaching 26th street. hopping off on the vine no better. there was some earlier police activity eastbound near broad street. gone now but still just 5 miles per hour. and in northern liberties we still have that crash at seventh and girard there near the fresh doughnuts, rick, the the fresh doughnuts, yes. over in deptford township
crash along 55 northbound approaching 42 taking out the left lane. just 12 miles an hour there. in robbinsville still a wreck on the new jersey at that time 7a. middletown delaware 896, 301 south of southbound blocked near churchman's road. i would use one or 13 instead. take more notes rick and monica. >> dominos doughnuts, did you ever lunch? you must be hungry. >> starving. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. more than a month after the super bowl toms missing game jersey has been found. where officials found the memorabilia and who they think may have swiped it from the locker room. in health check the virtual game at one local rehabilitation hospital that is helping folks with swallowing difficulties regain control of their throats. >> those stories and much more when "action news" at 5:00 continues tonight. >> ♪
>> hundreds of people in colorado were allowed to return home today despite a wildfire burning nearby. firefighters say they are making progress against the flames which were threatening the college town of boulder. 70 acres have been burned so far. officials there believe the fire was started by transient campers. two stolen tom brady super bowl jerseys have been found
in mexico but whodunit is still not known. houston police say brady's 2017 and 2015 super bowl jersey were taken by a credentialed media member. the former director may be the culprit but u.s. and mexican authorities have not confirmed any arrests. >> a philadelphia rec center took center stage in the soda tax debate. jim kenney toured the happy hollow rec center. it's one of the possible sites for upgrades which would be paid for by revenue from the beverage tax. he says it's an example of how all communities can benefit but his plan is still getting pushback. >> 1346 that money stay back in the community so that kids can have a chance at a better life. >> taxing working families isn't the way to do it. that raising prices in grocery checkout lines isn't the right way to do this. and instituting a tax that causes prices to skyrocket and
causes layoffs or hour reductions or threatens small business isn't the way to do it. >> it's expected to bring in $410 million in the next five years. >> women tons sunday breakfast mission is asking for newspaper underwear. operation care wear is going on at the mission. the operation aims to help provide clothes for those in need and underwear isly costly for the mission. >> for us as a organization, we have to purchase that's expensive. so, we're asking the community to step forward, help us to do something that really produces a level of dignity for people that otherwise they wouldn't have. >> you can drop off new underwear at the mission 24 hours a day. the mission is located at 110 north popular street near the train station. >> coming up tonight on 6abc it's the return of "dancing with the stars." >> and the battle of the ballroom begins for 12 new celebrities hoping to take home that coveted mirrorball
trophy. >> nearly three weeks ago the cast was revealed live on good morning america. since then of course they've been working on their best moves to wow the judges and earn your votes. that includes singer cha are chr charro. >> my first dance is the salsa so i'm definitely, you know, the foot work it's fast. the feet are fast and so i have to find that way to make it sexy yet, you know, satisfy the technical aspect and still have fun at the same time and it's not an easy process. >> i am a speedy gonzalez with high heels but even if i move fast as speedy gonzalez it's hard. you go very past and you want to be sexy. >> exactly. "dancing with the stars" kicks off this season with a two hour premiere at 8 o'clock followed by quantico at 10:00 "action news" at 11:00.
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>> health check tonight. food and drinks are some of life's little pleasures but swaling problems can rob people of that joy and pose serious problems. >> technology based on video games is helping some of those people regain the joy of eating. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman has that
story. >> i want to put that right there. >> reporter: she won her battle with esophageal cancer but the radiation and chemotherapy damaged her throat. >> i could swallow water. >> reporter: she quickly lost weight and strength. >> 35 pounds and i couldn't stand up. >> we really had to find a method and a way of helping her immediately. >> reporter: to restore america's swallowing skills therapist joanna robbins at manor care used a high tech tool called synchrony. it incorporates electrodes. when she uses the record muscles the kangaroo on the screen hit the target. >> swallow. good job. >> reporter: the movements are plotted in realtime on a chart so rodman can tell exactly what its going on in detail. she says it's radically different from the traditional
therapy. >> we used to do a lot of exercises with the facial exercises and oral exercises tongue exercises and making funny faces and patients aren't always comfortable. >> reporter: rodman believes sing could and knee gets good results because the patient is more actively involved but in a fun way. >> it allows them to actually control their progress, they're moving forward. >> reporter: and that means getting back to regular food faster. america did it in six weeks and can now enjoy her favorite food. >> yeah, i love cheesecake. >> reporter: this curse after strokes or brain injuries. there are a million cases a year and it affects speech as well as eating. therapists hope sing connie will help more people get back to living a more normal life. ali gorman, channel6 "action news. >> ♪ >> that's nice. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight a check of the forecast for you. >> let's take you outside right now. sky6 is showing you atlantic city tonight, a pretty pictur
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year. live on sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline. we started the day with the bright sunshine, the blue skies but now with high thin clouds moving but you know what, the days are certainly getting longer. today the sun sets at 7:13 and one month the sun will be setting at 7:44 and in two months, something to look forward to the sun won't be setting until 8:14. right now temperatures are beginning to drop, down to 52 degrees in philadelphia. 47 in allentown. wilmington 51. trenton 50. and cape may currently 48 degrees. so, satellite and radar showing again we started the day with sunshine. the that inclouds moving in. if you -- thin clouds moving in. there's moisture moving through the ohio valley but it's really starting to target areas farther down to the southly all we'll see overnight al spotty shower at best. otherwise lots of clouds and temperatures will be above freezing. so, you'll have -- you won't have to worry about the icy roads tomorrow morning. i know my drive way was icy this morning. 38 degrees in philadelphia,
allentown 33, wilmington 38 and atlantic city 37 degrees. tomorrow lots of clouds to begin the day. temperatures start at about 40 degrees by 7 o'clock. as we head into the afternoon the clouds will be breaking and with some of that late march sun, should manage to make it up into the upper 50's by 5 o'clock so even a little bit more mild than today. however, don't put the winter coats away quite yet. future tracker showing by 3 o'clock, wednesday afternoon, we have some cold air, some high winds blowing in. the wind chill will make it feel like 24 degrees and thursday morning wind chills drop down into the teens. so, it's still going to feel like winter wednesday and thursday and then a nice temperature recovery as we head toward the weekend. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow we start the day with clouds. some sunshine late in the day, the high 59 degrees. wednesday the high 40 despite all that sunshine we'll have those high winds, wind chills stuck in the 20's.
thursday sunny, still on the chilly side, 45 degrees. friday we bump it up to 55 degrees, more clouds, perhaps a shower and saturday look at this, lots of high clouds but it will be breezy and warm. the afternoon high hitting 70 degrees. open up the pool -- maybe not quite yet. it gets colder with some rain on sunday. adam will talk about that in the seven-day forecast. guys. >> all right, well, get the pool ready. start cleaning it. >> i'll start the process. >> all right, cecily. >> much more to come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00: lawyers for bill cosby make a request of the judge before the start. why the comedian is concerned. >> proud day for some in south jersey after their loved ones complete a hard fought journey. >> if you're planning a big summer blowout at a popular beach you splay to leave a few key items at home this year. >> those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
about what led up to those frightening moments. also wiretapping claims and russia's interference in our election, just two of the topics tackled by the two top investoinvestigators. popular beach is making big changes on what it's allowing visitors to bring onto the sand this summer. >> to the details. it appeared to be a typical after school scene at race and vine but that changed in a matter of seconds. this video shows what unfolded last thursday afternoon. a mob of young people throwing punches kicking and stomping another group of teens. tonight one of the victims is sharing his story. "action news" reporter vernon odom live in center city now with more. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, monica. tonight police sources tell me they're hot on the trail of the subway attackers from last week. the have ick tipple victims areg with the transit police. late today i spoke with jared one of the victims of last
week's subway attack as he entered septa headquarters to identify those who attacked him and several of his school mates. you can clearly see jared in the middle of the fray as they tried to stop the attackers from throwing ice at other students. >> they were throwing ice blocks at the high school students and middle school students. >> reporter: were they high school students too. >> some looked older. septa detectives hope jared can that identify some of the gang who brutalized them in the race vine subway station just after school let out last thursday. >> we were just blind sided by it. we couldn't really do anything. >> reporter: just overwhelmed, hm? >> yeah and they had my friend on the ground. then just 10 of them on him so i had to step in and do what i could. >> reporter: we are shielding jared's identity as much as possible. somehow the attackers got his iphone number and have been making threatening calls and sending texts as well. he says he won't be
intimidated and the he and wants justice. >> they just went after us. >> reporter: you're staying in school and keep on going back. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: police are hot on their trail. you would like to see them prosecuted. >> yes i would. >> reporter: rick again police sources are telling me they're closing in very fast on the suspects in last week's subway attack. live in center city, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> all right vernon, thank you. a fatal crash in wynnefield heights remains under investigation tonight. police say a car struck a pole near belmont avenue and ford road just after 2:00 a.m. no word yet on what caused the crash. the identity of the person killed has not yet been released. bill cosby's lawyers want to question a potential jurors in the comedian's sex assault case before jury selection. the defense motion caw filed today asking permission to send jurors a questionnaire to read out those who already have pins on the case. cosby's lawyers claim the worldwide coverage makes it
likely that some potential jurors already have made up their minds about the comedian. the jury will be sequestered from the pittsburgh area a the trial will then be held in and montgomery county in june. cosby is accused of drugging and molesting former temple university employee andrea constand back in 2004. >> three men facing charges from a traffic stop that led to major drug bust its a story our delaware news room has been following for you today. here is more of what we know. this is what police say they found in the suspect's car more than 600 bags of heroin crack cocaine, loaded handguns and almost $5,000 cash. secret police officers say they seized it after they stopped the vehicle that smelled of marijuana friday night. they searched the car and arrested the driver and two passengers, mark muse patrick palmer and gerald x all face drug and weapons related charges. >> from washington tonight, did the obama administration really order wiretapping of trump tower before the election? did russia try to
influence the presidential campaign? and what's going on with the leaking of classified information? those are the big questions on capitol hill today. >> fbi director james comey and national security agency director mike rogers answered some but not all of those questions that were posed by members of the house intelligence committee. >> director comey publically confirmed for the first time that the fbi is investigating russia's efforts top interfere in our elections. >> and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and russia's efforts. >> to do so -- >> comey added the investigation will also look at whether crimes were committed but he says he cannot disclose who is being investigated. typically the fbi doesn't discuss or disclose the existence of ongoing investigations. >> concerning president trump's ongoing claims that
former president obama wire tapped trump tower during the presidential election here's what director comey had to sa say. >> both are being taken very seriously. i have no information that supports those tweets. and we have looked carefully inside the fbi. the department of justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the department of justice and all its components. the department has no information that supports those tweets. >> again, i'm not going to he will -- >> nsa director rogers also shot down previous unsubstantiated claims from the trump administration that the united kingdom was asked to spy on trump. >> no, sir, nor would i. that would be expressly against the construct of the fives agreement that has been in place for decades. >> back to comey he went on to explain in according to u.s. law no president or any other individual can order surveillance of an american. he says courts can grant permission after a a rigorous
application process. >> director comey and director rogers agree that it is a very serious problem. >> leaks of classified information are serious, serious federal crimes for a reason. they should be investigated and where possible prosecuted in a way that reflects that seriousness. >> i'm also reminded the men and women of the national security agency if i become aware of any such conduct, there is noplace for you on this team. unacceptable to the citizens of the nation. >> president trump and many republicans are pressing the fbi to do more to find the source of the leaks of that classified information. >> and new jersey congressman republican frank lobiondo is a member of the house intelligence committee. lobiondo asked today about what the nsa discovered when they looked at how russia was trying to influence the election. >> we saw the use of external media, we saw the use of disinformation, we saw the use of leaking of information much of which was not altered.
>> representative lobiondo went on to ask what the u.s. needs to do to prevent russia or any state sponsored government from interfering in future elections. rogers said we need to have a continued partnership between the government and the private sector to ensure security. >> also on capitol hill today, it was the start of the senate confirmation hearings for president trump's supreme court nominee neil gorsuch. the hearings will last four days. tomorrow senators will begin questioning the judge. during today's hearing, bitter -- bitter partisanship was on display. >> senate republicans made a big show last year about aring the voice of the american people in this process. now they are arguing that the senate should rubber starch a nominee selected by -- starch a nominee selected by al president who lost a popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. >> the american people played a very direct role in helping choose this nominee.
like the renowned justice he is set to replace, judge gorsuch is brilliant and has an impeccable academic record. >> if confirmed, gorsuch would fill the seat of justice antonin scalia who died back in february of last year. then president president barack obama nominated judge merrick garland replace scalia but republicans blocked him. are world news tonight with david muir will have much more on today's house intelligence committee hearing and what's ahead in the investigation. you can watch it tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> as we have been telling you, if you use the mid-county interchange prepare yourself for some delays. work is being done on the e-z pass lanes and it's expected to take about three weeks. looking live at that interchange from drone6 which is operated by our own "action news" photographers, they have become faa certified drone pilots. now, to make this happen, each pilot had to complete extensive safety and flight training all required by the government and our abc
network. >> all right. and speaking of traffic matt pelman is in the "action news" traffic center with an update on a monday night. hey, matt. >> so we're looking a the three weeks of slowdowns there, rick and monica. this afternoon it's been a little bit slow but not horrendous. here on 95 it's also been slow because since last we spoke, there was a crash in the southbound lanes by allegheny. they got it pushed off here onto the girard of a off ramp where it's off to the side. still though you're looking at speeds in the 30's as you come southbound on 95 toward center city. we're also watching a wreck in narberth this afternoon along montgomery avenue eastbound by price avenue. that's where the beneficial bank is on the westbound side. so one lane is blocked there. and we had a lane blocked because of a broken down pickup truck on the schuylkill eastbound approaching 26th street. that's gone but still heavy from montgomery on in. westbound on the schuylkill just 15 miles per hour approaching the roosevelt boulevard extension. here is how it looks life of locked up like it normally is off the schuylkill northbound up to broad street. douglas township a crash to avoid along 73 philadelphia avenue at williams way by the
mickey d's over in robbinsville still working on that crash on the southbound new jersey turnpike near 7a. one lane of the inner drive blocked but in deptford township our crash on 55 northbound is gone. still, though, slow as you head toward 42. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right, matt, thank you. see you tomorrow. still to come on "action news" tonight, new video just released from paris showing the moments leading up to when a man attacked a french police officer at a local airport. >> and it's one of the most popular beaches in our area but visitors will have to cut back what gear they bring because of the new ordinance that's going into effect. we'll explain. adam. >> a nice way to start spring, the new season, lots of sun, temperatures back to near normal but winter waiting in the wings in central canada and, yes its going to make a comeback this week. we'll talk about how low those temperatures drop off in that accuweather forecast. >> plus jaime apody with flyers and ncaa march madness news in sports. all that when when "action news" comes right back. >> okay. >> ♪
orely airport. that attack on saturday caused panic and shut down the french capitol's second biggest airport. the 39-year-old french attacker was shot dead within three minutes during a standoff. there are still no credible sightings of a missing 15-year-old girl and her former teacher now accused in the kidnapping. tennessee's bureau of investigations has released new images of the suspect, 50-year-old tad cummings. he allegedly kidnapped elizabeth thomas a week ago from her hometown in tennessee. a short time ago police say he may be hiding her in a rural area possibly at gunpoint. cummings is married charged with having sexual contact with thomas and kidnapping her. 400 plus leads from dozens of states have come in on the pair. >> time for sports. jaime apody is here. glad we're not starting out with march madness because i'm done in the pool. >> who isn't done really. >> after last night.
let's talk hock keys. >> flyers are not done. last night in the team's own words the hockey god's were with them. maybe it was just a thing that propelled them into the post season. flyers back on the ice today, their playoff hopes looking much better than yesterday. five points back with 11 to play. that's still tough but how big was yesterday's overtime goal by brayden schenn. those two points allowed that em to leap frog two teams. now they're chasing two instead of four. now they have to keep winning. >> it's definitely important for us to try and build off of this. something we struggle with is to follow up a win with another win so it's going to be a greatest over the course of this week here on the road, four extremely tough games. >> i think we always -- we get pretty strong group in here mentally and guys showed up in a great mind-set, great mind frame all the way along. there's no doubt after a win it's a lot more fun to come to the rink and get ready for the next one. >> march madness turned into march sadness over the weekend as rick said. still hard to believe that instead of hitting villanova
practice today we hit there are locker room cleanup. the loss still stings a couple days after the defending national champs were upset by wisconsin 65-62. with it comes the end of the career of the three seniors chris jenkins josh hart and dale reynolds who finished as the winningest class in villanova history. >> we're not going to hang our heads. we gave this university everything we had. we gave this basketball team everything we had. we walk away from it were it no regrets. >> it's been tough but we gave this program everything we had since we've been here and, you know, we're thankful for the opportunities that we had the relationships that we've had here and now it's time to move on and hopefully we can do some more great things somewhere else. >> nova not the only team dealing with questions about their and ability to get past the first weekend. duke beaten by south carolina last night 88-81. a team that hadn't won a tournament game since the early 70's. so much for that showdown of the past two champs villanova
and duke. brackets busted everywhere. out of 18.8 million brackets only 18 people picked the sweet 16 correctly. not you. >> wow. >> right back at it for the sixers who are in orlando tonight to take on the magic. fresh off beating the celtics yesterday for the first time in a few years. first day of spring brings us many things. free rita's, free dairy queen, spring football. new look temple got things started today. new head coach geoff collins so excited he got up at 2:00 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. >> we're having to say slow down, slow down when it comes to contact which is a great problem to have. they're playing faster playing physical when our -- we're out there in t-shirts our guys are kind of giving a quick hug or anything else. none of the offensive kids complain, they just go about their business, they block physical, they run to the ball. so, it's just a great, great group of guys to be around. >> how much coffee do you think he had today. >> three cups minimum. >> thanks jamie. >> thanks a jamie. today ended one chapter and ushered in another for
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>> and winter is officially gone but we welcomed this kind of cold, the kind from rita's. all locates celebrating the 25th annual first day of spring free italian ice give away. stop teretes until 9 o'clock for a free treat. well most of them are. >> today was nice enough to have rita's. >> dairy queen is giving out ice cream cone. double dip today and it's okay to double dip. >> one for lunch, one for dinner. >> and i like that. >> perfect day for it but things will turn chilly though. nice and cold for the middle of the week. as we look right now double scan live radar, that cloud cover coming in after brilliant sunshine through most of the day today and the action cam and chopper6 was flying high above independent mall here and a very popular place always to check out the sights of olde city and again, we start a new season on a bright note. as we take a look at the temperatures right now to the north and west of town, a little chill in the air, 45 in quakertown, same for pottstown, coatesville 48 degrees. especially where the clouds
are coming in from the north and west you do end have that sunshine t -- don't have that sunshine to warm you. if it was sunny and 45 it would be different cloudy and 45. we'll still capturing sun interior southern new jersey, southern delaware temperatures in the low to mid 50 right now and right along the immediate water catching a bit of a wind off of the ocean of 42 so that's why those numbers are down just a little bit along the boardwalks and the promenades. there are the high clouds coming from the north and west after, again, brilliant blue sky through most of the day. there is a front to our south and west and you can kind of see the trajectory with these downpours and storms through the ohio valley kind of moving to our south and west. so we could get a sprinkle around here very late tonight or a spotty shower but there's really no heavy steady rain moving in. so, the clouds continue to thicken up overnight, spotty shower could happen late, 33 in the suburbs, 38 for center city with a very i can't believe wind around three to 6 miles an hour. you're going to notice a a lot
of clouds tomorrow to start the day. then late day sun returning so kind of an opposite of today. we started with sun, we ended with clouds. we flip that for your tuesday. 40's in the morning, maybe a scattered sprinkle and then as that sun returns those temperatures will actually be warmer than today by about four or 5 degrees topping off in the upper 50's. in fact, if you live in wilmington, 60 tomorrow, same thing for dover. millville not far from that, trenton a couple degrees shy of 60 and mid-50's up in the lehigh valley. still a bit cooler along the immediate shore line. that system passes by here and then the flood gates open up for fresh high pressure coming in from central canada so a high -- our high dips to 40 degrees, close to 15 degrees below normal but with the winds out of the northwest sustained 15 to 25, wind chills will not climb out of the 20's spiteful sun on wednesday afternoon. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast is a little blip in our radar so to speak for a little halt in spring here for wednesday and
thursday. on the exclusive accuweather 7-day, still chilly but bright on thursday, 45 degrees. and then it turns milder on friday, a warm front comes in. there could be a scattered shower in the afternoon. and then temperatures soar to 70 on saturday its a one-day affair here, breezy with some high clouds and then the front collapses in, turns cooler with rain arriving sunday into monday. that could be a soaker is late sunday into early on monday with highs going back below normae a week from now. >> all right, adam. >> thank you. >> interesting week. of course you can rely on 6abc.com/weather for the latest updates to the forecast 24 hours a day. from storm tracker6 live radar and more you'll always be prepared and we invite you to check in often with our team of meteorologists by following each of them on facebook and twitter. well, changes coming to rehoboth beach delaware. a new ordinance bans tents and canopies on the beach. it also bans campfires and grills. violators face a $25 fine.
>> ♪ >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing boo it with these stories and more next at 6:00. investigation confirmed. testimony on capitol hill has the fbi director saying the agency is looking into potential ties between associates of donald trump and the russian government. >> ly thieves went through the reof to nab their loot worth a million dollars. now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. >> good night. >> good night. >> ♪ careful joe, they've got you outnumbered.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> monday night, jury collection is under way in the trial of former penn state president graham a spanier and wilmington fire crews rescue a teenager from the brandywine creek. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the acknowledgement today from the fbi, yes, it is investigating potential ties between associates of donald trump and the russian government. that word came during testimony today by fbi director jim comey to the house intelligence committee. >> i have been authorized by the department of justice to confirm that the fbi as part
of our counter intelligence mission is investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the russian government. >> comey added that the probe will also seek to determine if any crimes have been committed, in other words, it is also a criminal investigation. as for president trump's tweets that former president obama wire tapped trump tower, later modified to mean that obama ordered surveillance of the trump campaign, comey responded this way. >> i have no information that supports those tweets. and we have looked carefully inside the fbi. >> comey said the probe to -- said the probe to -- comey said the possible probe into coordination between russia and the trump campaign began last july and has enraged