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>> a pleasant good morning to you, it is 5:30 a.m., saturday, april 8. all new this morning, a man is hurt after he is trapped inside an overturned car on a major highway. delaware authorities say they will not stop until they find the man who violated a four-year-old girl we have the latest on the search. plus this morning improving conditions after a chilly friday. warmer weather is expected across the lehigh valley and the delaware valley. meteorologist chris sowers is
here with the accuweather forecast to help you plan your weekend. >> reporter: it's a small step back to take a giant step forward. let's get you outside, wait until you see the numbers in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. for the first time this year we have 80s popping up. i think you will love that. in the meantime, it's chilly, phillies home opener, windchills were stuck in the upper 30s with air temperatures in the 40s we have temperatures in the 30s and it feels-like temperatures are 5 or 6 degrees cooler l -- cooler. 41 in philadelphia. poconos 0 degrees. cape may, 43. trenton, 38. satellite and radar clearing out nicely now, the last couple of days lots of clouds and showers and heavy, drenching rain pulling away in new england and the canadian maritimes.
high pressure pulling in, that means bright, sunny skies. the jersey shore, sunny windy, we'll call it chilly, 58 degrees is the forecasted high. philadelphia, 58. poconos 49 degrees, wall-to-wall blue skies, but on the chilly side. when i come back we'll talk about the 80s in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> time now 5:32 a.m., it is an unspeakable crime, a 4-year-old kidnapped while playing and then she is sexually assaulted. happening this morning, several agencies are working together to track him down. dann cuellar has the latest on the search and a clue that could help police find him before he strikes again. >> reporter: new castle county along with delaware state police and fbi are working around the clock to find this sexual predecessor at -- predator and d
out whose. this was the scene of the site of the abduction mermaid boulevard, suspicious tire tracks were left by someone make a quick getaway. driving off the road on to the grass leaving hind a muddy mess and importantly tire tracks. police made a mold of the tracks to take back to the lab and find out what kind of tire it is. police are leaving no stone unturned. >> stopping and apprehending this heartless monster is the only word i can think of, monster. >> reporter: police were on the patrol at the scene of the sugar plumb court. the child was playing when she was abducted by a white or
hispanic male. >> he said give this to your mom and he snatched her through the window. >> reporter: 8 miles away the woman was discovered largely unclothe and walking near the roadway. she was taken to the hospital where it was learned she had been sexually assaulted. >> nothing worst that a person could do sexually abuse and take the innocence of a 4-year-old child. >> reporter: authorities were combing through the park in grid-like fashion looking for evidence. they may have surveillance cameras that may have captured youe predator. with the predator on the loose, a warning being issued by authorities which would be common sense keep your eye on
your child at all times when they are are outside. dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> new information to tell you about this morning, a driver managed to escape with only a few injuries after his car overturned along i-95. the man lost control near the island avenue and exit in southt philadelphia around 3:00 a.m. firefighters had to remove the 29-year-old man from the vehicle which took 20 minutes to do. crews took him to the hospital. he is expected to make a full recovery. pennsylvania state police investigating. this morning we're tracking the latest news on the conflict in syria. punishing missile strikes are not the only penalty coming to syria for carrying out the chemical attack on its people. the trump administration is going to announce new sanctions against the country. the pentagon is investigating whether russia played a role in
the deadly gas sarin. many victims were children. syria agreed to dismantle their chemical weapons. u.s. warned russia that 59 missiles were heading toward seer extra. russia has fighters in syria supporting their battle against islamic state fighters. congressman brendan boyle wants congress to vote on a policy against syria. >> this is the time to act and decide what our policy is going to be, before we end up sleep walking into a larger war with russia. back here in our area a response by the syrian community. community members fear big
sequences if president assad is defeated in syria. >> isis will be in damascus, after that, jordon, lebanon and within a month be in europe. it would be chaos. it would be chaos all over the area, not just that area. >> the demonstrators believe assad is flawed, but his government is the safest option for family members living there. president donald trump praising the confirmation of neil patrick harris who -- neil gorsuch who was nominated and confirmed yesterday. justices are required to take two oaths, one by the constitution and one by federal law. gorsuch's nomination after senate republican used the nuclear option doing away with the need of 60 votes. it was confirmed of a vote of 54
to 45. the time 5:37 a.m. u.s. senators from new jersey urging their colleagues in washington, d.c. not to cut federal funding for amtrak and repairs, bob menendez and core booker asked lawmaker to propose propose -- to oppose the federal budget that would cut amtrak funding. here in pennsylvania, governor tom wolf said the latest government budget proposal would put 1500 state employees out of work. a study found the department of corrections could see the deepest cuts with 650 layoffs. another 400 jobs lost at the
department of health and human services. it was approved by the house and heading to the senate. there's a dangerous habit on pennsylvania roads, according to the pennsylvania court distracted driving accidents were up 52% statewide over the last two years. men accounted for 70% of the tickets using a hand meld device while driving or using headphones. somerset counties and chester counties are among the top five in the state for distracted driving. there's recall or life -- for life saving devices carbon monoxide detecters in your home. >> reporter: gray, it's chilly out there this morning, but you
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searching for a man who stole weapons and threatened schools and mailed a manifesto to the white house. police believe he stole 16 guns from a firearms store and threatened to carry out an attack. a video shows him mailing 160 page manifesto to donald trump. four inmates found dead inside an institution in columbia, north carolina. their deaths do not appear to be natural. autopsy are scheduled for later today. 5:43, in florida, firefighters battling a brushfire that has been burning for three days. that fast-moving fire has burned more than 4600 acres. firefighters are telling people
to stay indoors and away from heavy smoke. another large fire burning near the tourist district of orlando. that grew to 4500 acres, but it is contained. let's get you caught up on the forecast meteorologist chris sowers. you have good news, you're bringing warmth with you. >> reporter: i need it. every time i turn the heater off, i have to pop it back on. yesterday it was chilly, i come walking out of the gym and i have a light sleeve on, it was like what is going on around here. the wind was blowing through. this morning we're dealing with the wind, it is blustery and temperatures in the 30s. by afternoon hardly a cloud in the sky. we'll see the numbers in the upper 50s today, big improvement. the week was not all that bad. monday, we were at 68, look at
that 75. tuesday, wednesday, the numbers start to drop off, 69 and thursday, 59. friday, in the 40s. it was a blustery workweek. 41 in the city. the westerly breeze makes it feel like 34 degrees right now in philadelphia. reading and lancaster both showing 29 with the wind. poconos 18 degrees this morning, trenton, 33. cape may, 35. dover, checking in at 33. here's the good news, as we take a look at satellite and radar all that cloud cover, the last few dates it's been gray and gloomy. we had the heavy, drenching downpours and yesterday it was cloudy, high pressure is rolling in from west to east it will kick all the cloud cover out to sea and push it in orderward into -- northward into the
canadian maritimes. up and down the east coast nice clear weather. this high, the positioning of this high will work off the coast, sort of like the summer months when we get into the bermuda high pressure system patterns. this will set off the coast of the carolinas. it will pump northward as they say systems stay at bay across the high plain states. starting today it will get warmer and warmer and warmer when we get into the 80s monday and tuesday. 58 degrees is the forecasted high. doesn't matter what time you're doing something, lots of sunshine expected. 1:00 p.m., 54. 3:00 p.m., 58. same number by 5:00 p.m. overnight tonight, 33 degrees outlying suburbs, 39 for center city underneath a clear sky. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, are you guys ready for this, gray are you
looking at this, 58 degrees, mostly sunny today, we'll add ten tomorrow. 68. 80, baseball weather for monday. 82 on tuesday, close to record highs. wednesday, clouds and sun, 72. thursday, mostly sunny, actually we'll call it partly sunny and 68 degrees, good friday, warm, 64 degrees, a shower, weather will improve in the afternoon. >> how do you like that? >> i love it. 80, 72, 80 i love it. i was at phillies opening game yesterday it was like football season, it was crazy. >> reporter: with the wind, it was in the upper 30s. >> good work, criminals. i good work, chris, i would like to remind you can find storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at 6abc.com/weather. 5:47 a local florist offers
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>> a pleasant good morning to you, we're so glad you're waking up with us saturday morning, time 5:51 a.m., 41 degrees, live picture there, city hall camera benjamin franklin parkway. everyone is asleep because they are inside watching "action news" we thank you. chris sowers says a warmup is on the way. taking low dose aspirin may help you reduce the risk of death from cancer according to a 32
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>> thanks for staying with us, the death of 3 boys from carbon monoxide at a michigan pool we have a report about the alarm models. nydia han has the details. carbon monoxide devices are used in many homes, but a few could put them at risk. if these are in your home replace them immediately. in consumer reports most recent
tests of carbon monoxide alarms, three similar off-brand alarms, sold on amazon and ebay failed critical performance tests and have been labeled don't by, safety risks. the alarms are set up to sound before the carbon monoxide in the bloodstream reaches a dangerous level. >> we tests one parts per million when the alarm should sound after 40 minutes. then we tested after 4 and 15 minutes. >> reporter: the alarms go off too quickly or not at all. the three failed alarms do not have a ul certifications a mark given to all alarms that need a
volunteer industry standard. if you have one of these alarms stop using them and replace them with the alarms that use ul certification. first alert one ling fco501cm. after being contacted by consumer reports, amazon said the two products that failed the test were no longer available for sale and removed similar looking models that did not list a ul certification. ebay said they removed the alarm from the seller and asked buyers to contact the seller if they purchased this alarm. nydia han channel 6 "action news." >> we've got much more coming up on "action news" saturday morning, there are new choices when it comes to cell phone
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you, 6:00 a.m., saturday, april 8. here's some of the stories we're following for you on "action news." nearly 60 missiles anile -- an three people rushed to the hospital after a car crashes and overturned on kelly drive overnight. first up, meteorologist chris sowers is helping you plan your weekend with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. can we say it was cold? it was down right cold. you get windchills in the 30s, i consider that cold. let's get you outside, i consider it cold this morning, air temperatures above the freezing mark north and west, south and east in