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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. p good afternoon sara bloomquist is off and the big story on "action news" is the u.s. air strikes in syria. overnight president trump launched a missile aack on a syrian air force base sending the medicationage that this week's chemical weapons attack
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will not be control rated. tomahawk missiles were fired at the base.kenneth moton has the >> reporter: here on capitol hill members of congress will be briefed on the strike in syria many of them asking president trump what is next? >> today new daylight images of the air force base destroyed by a u.s. attack. 59 tomahawk missiles launched from two destroyers in the mediterranean. president trump ordering his first military engage many. >> the move against syrian president, bashar al assad an about face. president trump stepping into the middle of the country's civil war after this week's chem wall weapon attack. >> assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, children.
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it was a slow and brutal death. >> the wild card -- russia. the syrian ally called the strikes an act of aggression. and getting the heads up from washington the missiles were minutes from raining down. >> at the end of the day it's hard to argue that the use of chemical weapons of civilians is condoned by anyone. so the president has the moral high ground and that will have a big impact with russia. >> and two dozen members of congress, the bipartisan reaction many praising trump say that assad's actions needs to be dealt with. the disagreement is that he did not seek congressional approval. >> it's important that he come to congress because we need to pay for it. >> congress is now asking for president trump's plan on syria. the president gave the order himself from florida last night but we knowpence was in the sit
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at the time of the strike. reporting live kenneth moton, abc news back to you. >> thank you. well, just moments ago nom gorsuch was confirmed after republicans invoked a dramatic change in senate rules called the nuclear option. meaning he onl instead of 60 developing now out of sweden several people are dealarge bee major department store in downtown stockholm. the truck had been stolen earlier in the d sweden's prime minister says it's an act of terror and one person was arrested. they reported a large number of
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crash. stockholm central station for trains and the subdards from th were evacuated. back here from our delaware newsroom. the search is on for the man that police say abducted a 4-year-old girl. chopper 6 hd was over the scene in wilmington where the child was found and police area for cd vernon odom joins us live there now with the the investigation. >> reporter: good afternoon rick, the child is apparently okay. sou examined by doctors and released and now reyou cited with her parents. >> for many hours now newcastle county police continue to search through wilmington's banning park looking for clues on who may have abducted this 4-year-old child and abandoned her in the vicinity of her home. she lives in the community of plum run on the 4800 block of
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sugar plum court. and police were called after witnesses saw the child approach and put her in the vehicle and fled. is he described as a dark male with a dark van with tinted windows. they discovered the girl at 8:45 in this park. they are continuing to be tight-lipped as their investigation continues. again rick, the child is back with her parents and apparently in good condition at this hour. a newcastle county updated briefing is expected sometime later today. live in wilmington, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> vernon, thank you. authorities in south jersey want you to take a good look at this man. police in magnolia, camden county say he robbed the gas station at gun point back on february 24th, they just released this video of him with his accomplice also wanted for the robbery.
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if you recognize either of the menu are asked to can't police. on the weather front it's a cloudy day and some areas could see a drizzle throughout the afternoon. sky 6 hd right now at penn's landing for your friday lunch time hour. you'll want a jacket if you head outside today but the weekend is looking sunnier and warmer. melissa magee is at the big board with the latest from accuweather. >> reporter: hi there rick happy friday. we are still tracking the showers across the region, here is stormtracker 6 live double scan we essentially have the upper level low that is starting to pinwheel across the mid-atlantic region and it will shift to the north and east and as it comes on through we have the showers scattered about the delaware and lehigh valley. and stormtracker 6 live double scan street level you see the showers from trenton to philadelphia into wilmington and our northwest suburbs and areas in south jersey. they will be with us on and off throughout the day. the other part of the story is
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it's cool and windy. current gusts in philadelphia 31 miles per hour. and gusts in dover at 36 miles per hour. and gusting as high as 38 miles per hour if reading and 30 miles per hour in the poconos. you factor that in with the cloudy skies and the winds, windchill in the city 38 degrees 26 in the poconos and 37 in lancaster. home opener for the phils first pitch 3:05, look for the spotty showers and temperature close to 50 degrees and the ninth inning in the up ever 40s. improvement comes into the weekend and then near records next week rick. details in the accuweather forecast. >> lets play some ball this afternoon. thank you melissa. breaking news right now. from glassboro, new jersey, chopper 6 hd is over the scene a
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at rowan university. memowes ahall is the residence. fire crews are on the scene trying to figure out the extent of the fire and what sparked it. this entire campus residence hall was evacuated. him owes ahall in grass bro. this fire investigation is underway now in glassboro new jersey. baseball is back in philadelphia. as we mentioned a few moments ago we are just hour as way from the phillies home opener against the washington nationals and the excitement is already brewing, jeff skversky is live at citizens bank park with more on what to expect from the team this afternoon. >> reporter: hey rick, phillies home opener, can you wait in we are joined by tommy joseph
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batting sixth and playing first base. tommy as a big league ballplayer, does this ever get hold the home opener in front of your fans today. we are looking forward to this since the start of spring training and excited to be here back in from of our home crowd at the bank and looking forward to it. >> this must take you back to being a kid and running out on the field for the first time in front of your own fans. >> you dream of a home opener and one is play ngt world series, this is just the start of it and we are excited to be here. >> you need to play better after losing 2 of 3 against the reds, what do you have to do against the nationals to get the bats swinging. >> we need more consistent at-bats, keeple line going, we did well for parts of the series, we had good innings and put together good at-bats and
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some we didn't. the about making sure we are locked in and obviously we have a good nates team coming up. >> how hard is it to hit in this weather, my hands are cold. i imagine you are tougher than i am but how hard is it? >> have you to stay mentally focus. you find ways to stay warm. there are different articles of clothing and if you can stay locked in you'll be just fine. >> tommy joseph batting sixth today. the phillies home opener. good luck today. >> thank you. lets go back to you. jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> all right jeff thank you. whether are you headed to the game or watching at home. we want you to share your phillies pride with us. send us your pictures using #6abcaction or email us at
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in other news, amtrak crews have restored service to all tracks at new york's penn station following monday morning's train derailment. after they experienced a slow speed derailment. five people were treat ford minor injuries and put eight of 21 tracks out of service and amtrak promised to restore the service by 4:30 this morning but crews were still making adjustments at 6:00 a.m. all service now we are told is restored. and a controversial assignment for middle schoolers that cost one teacher her job. the question that students were asked. coming up. and more tragedy in london after a deadly terror attack there four weeks ago. if you have medicare
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the romanian tourist that fell into the thames river has died. andrea was rescued and taken to the hospital. she is the fifth person to die after a man drove his vehicle into pedestrians on westminster bridge and then attacked a police officer at the houses of parliament. he was shot dead by police at the scene. a florida middle school teacher is out of a job after handing out an assignment that people thought was inappropriate. they were given a series of questions and asked good they were comfortable. >> how comfortable are you if you see a group of black men on the street. >> that is inappropriate. that is no way is okay to question a child on. >> she felt they were racist and sexist. >> the teacher joined the scol in february and was under her
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takata airbags. they are blamed in 16 deaths and 180 injuries worldwide and honda's recall is unusual because they are trying to fine 2800 inflaters during the repairs and they don't know where they went so all the vehicles may have been recalled. and kfc plans to stop serving chickens with antibiotics. it will be completed next year at all of its restaurants in the u.s. they give them antibiotics to help them grow faster and keep them elhealthy. it makes antibiotic no longer effective in treating some illnesses in humans. health check at noon, officials say that half of the women in the u.s. have caught hpv. 45% of americans 18 to 59 have
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some form of the virus. and the sexually transmitted infection can cause cancer and genital warts and there are some hpv viruses and 20% of women have certain strains that carry a higher risk of cancer. and the "action news" team is out working on news stories beginning tonight at 4:00. here is alicia vitarelli with a preview. happy friday. >> reporter: happy friday, happy freebie friday. if you want to arrange a free pet photo shoot or go to the battleship new jersey for free. tune in today. and also, in today's show. playgrounds, shopping centers if you stumbled across a painted pebble you are not alone. it's part of a movement spreading postist and creativity one rock at a time. we'll explore the origins of the
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special scavenger hunt and how you can get involved. take us with you on the go with the free 6 abc news app and watch us streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. and i'll join you in the studio to talk about a brand new show premiering on 6 abc tonight where the kids are a judges. >> i saw a preview of that it looks great. quick break and accuweather when we come back.
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melissa magee is back now
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with the forecast. the phillies will get the game in? >> yes, i think it will be fine. there will be clouds around. >> some of us will be eating. >> eating and watching. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows we are tracking precipitation, we have showers out there. we go in tighter on stormtracker 6 live double scan and along the i-95 corridor we have spotty showers and the same thing in south jersey from wrightstown to browns mill and medford lakes to elmer. and the northwest suburbs from jenkins town to honey brook. allow the showers to continue and they are spotty in nature as we go through the afternoon. i'll show you picture outside. the action cam out earlier today in fairmount park along kelly drive, you see the beautiful daffodils, they are popping up. april showers, they will bring some may flowers and some popping up ahead of season. right now in philadelphia, it's
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chilly 45 degrees with the windchill in the upper 30s. 45 in lancaster and 45 in the poconos and at the coast in cape may 48 and 50 in dover. the winds are sustained now 10 miles per hour in trenton and as high as 23 miles per hour in reading. we are picking up higher gusts, it's a raw and damp feel outside today. here is satellite 6 along with action radar you see the upper level low kind of rotating across the mid-atlantic and the northeast. we had the heavy rain yesterday across the region and now we deal with the upper level low and that bricks showers scattered about in much of the delaware and lehigh valley. and as we go through the afternoon and evening. 2:00 today and 50 degrees and spotty showers, 4:00 p.m. close to 50 and then the middle and lower 40s at 8:00 and 10:00 with the skies starting to clear. here is the setup. it's damp and dreary with the area of low pressure moving on through, and we find gusts today
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at 45 miles per hour. it makes the air temperature the high close to 49 degrees feel much colder when you factor that in. and on saturday, the sunshine comes back and high pressure to the south and breezy and high temperature at 58 degrees. here is the setup for future tracker 6 going throughout the day. 3:00 p.m. the phils are at home at citizens bank park for their home opener, mostly cloudy and some spotty showers scattered about. 6:00 this evening, same thing holds true but 10:00, 11:00 tonight the clouds start to break apart and makes way for a sunny start to the weekend. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today it's windy and cooler, spotty shower will be around and high temperature of 49. on saturday mostly sunny and breezy and high temperature of 58. and sunday mostly sunny and warmer at 67 for a high. and then get ready for record warmth as we get into next week.
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on monday it's bright and warm with passover beginning at sun down, a high temperature of 80 so a taste of summer on wait. tuesday near record warmth, the record is 84 set back all the way in 1887, we are calling for a high of 82 on tuesday. wednesday, cooler at 72 and sunny and pleasant on thursday a high of 66. we have to get through today and on our way up after that. >> thank you. just like out of the scene a fairytale. a school in bucks county was filled with magical characters. elementary school students at the charter school in bensalem ended their unit on fairytales and to celebrate they held a ball. they dressed up as princes, kings and even an owinger and after the ball each classroom hosted a tea party. that is the way to celebrate. still more ahead at 12:30, a new
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competition called toy box. kids get to judge toys they like the best. and a local flower shop where things are always in bloom no matter the time of year. how pretty is that? . hi
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hello again sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30. lawmakers are sounding off on the syrian air strike. why some democrats say the president made the move too soon and the senate confirmed neil gorsuch as a supreme court justice. and the phillies are a few hours away from taking the field for their home opener. we'll go inside and see what there is to do and eat. >> now the details, many world leaders are rallied around the united states after it launched a missile strike on a syrian air base in response to the chemical attack that took the lives of nearly 100 civilians, the first time the u.s. targeted president bashar al assad's forces was condemned by his allies in russia and iran but they hope for a turning point in the c


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