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fact a murder-suicide and that two adults are dead and that the two students were airlifted to local hospitals in critical condition. young students in first through sixth grade poured out of north park elementary evacuating to safety. they have been bussed to other schools nearby where they will eventually be reunited with their parents but that could take hours officials say. stick with "action news" and of course as more information on this breaking story develops today. >> also breaking right now, a crash involving a truck it's causing major delays along the blue route in delaware county. now, initial reports were that victims had to be cut free from the vehicle as we take a look at some of the damage. sources tell "action news" two people have been injured. now, chopper6 hd giving us now a live view over the scene on the southbound lane near exit three in springfield. what we see here, one lane of traffic being able to get by so again, this is causing major delays in this area.
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the crash happened about one hour ago. we'll check in with matt pelman to help you get around the delays in just a few minutes. >> and other news police are searching for bank robber who targeted a branch on the main line. >> "action news" reporter vernon odom just got an update from investigators and joins us now live from radnor with new video of the crime. vern. >> reporter: in the wayne section of radnor tonight, wayne section of radnor sharrie, good afternoon to you brian. radnor police tonight asking for the public's help to find out who robbed this bank, the bank of america right behind me late last week. he struck here at midday late last week on friday to be exact. they have lots of video. radnor police want you to identify this man right away and perhaps tell them where they can find him. they say he's the bank robber who held up this bank of america branch on lancaster avenue in wayne on april 7th around 12:30 p.m. bank employees say he walked in
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presented a note to the teller took cash and fled. here is the police department's precise description. >> the actor was that described as a white male 5-foot 10 to 6 feet tall in his late 20's to early 30's, had a medium build was wearing light blue shorts a gray zip up style fleece, a blue hat flat brim hat with some type of circular logo on in it white and he was also wearing sneak terse. >> reporter: a passerby took this iphone picture of the getaway car clear as a bell. the license tag is pennsylvania jfjo657. here's the precise police description of the car. >> it is a older model toyota camry possibly gold or silver in color o the pennsylvania tag on the vehicle was jfj jfj0657. >> reporter: radnor township officials tonight post a $3,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and
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conviction of this bank robber. live in the wayne section of radnor township, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> all right, vern, thank you. a person of interest is in custody for a hit-and-run that injured two people in the hunting park section of philadelphia. the victims were leaving a family party last night when they were struck. it happened right about 10 o'clock near the intersection of sixth street and erie avenue in hunting park. investigators recovered the suspect's heavily damaged nissan maxima near his home on fraley street. the man and a woman who were hurt do have serious injuries. >> well, there is new video of three men wanted in connection to an armed robbery in cobbs creek. a crate weird man walking in the area of 62nd and pine streets last tuesday just before midnight. that's when two men got out of a red sedan and approached him with guns drawn. well, they stole his wallet his watch and phone and then jumped right back into that sedan that was still waiting and then sped off. if any of these people look familiar or you know anything
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about this robbery, call philadelphia police. >> well, after a beautiful weekend -- >> yes, it was. >> picture per fact start to the work week as we are hovering about 80 degrees right now. >> more of this please. >> yeah. >> let's head outside to meteorologist adam joseph. >> you both can be happy to hear this not just a one day flirtation around that 80-degree mark. we'll get into it again tomorrow and then things start to slide the rest of the week. as we take a look at this taste of summer to start your monday for work and school week, first 80-degree so far in the month of april. ate it's 18 degrees above average and more typical of early june as opposed to almost the middle of april. high temperatures so far we're one of the warmer spots here along the east coast o77 in raleigh, 78 cincinnati, 78 in chicago and there's some cooler air in the northern plains but as you can see there's plenty of warmth still to our south and west to move our way here for tuesday. in fact, tomorrow we'll be in
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reach of records. philadelphia's old record in 1887 was 84 degrees. allentown 84 in 2011, 86 for trenton and atlantic city airport 84 degrees so, yes, we're going to kick it up a few more degrees tomorrow and then a cold front will come through on wednesday morning. you can see low pressure just to the west of chicago, not a lot of moisture with it. we'll get a few showers but it's going to drop the temperatures as we get into wednesday and beyond. we'll talk about that change in the forecast to come at the end of the week and we'll also chat alicia about the easter holiday weekend in just a little bit. >> looking forward to that adam. thank you. in the nation's capitol today, judge neil gorsuch was officially sworn in as an associate justice of the supreme court. surrounded by his family and future colleagues the 49-year-old appeals court judge from colorado has taken the first of two oaths as he prepares to take his place as the 113th justice of the supreme court. >> congratulations. [applause] >> now, this marks the first major win for the trump
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administration with congress but it comes with a very bitter partisan fight. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell invoked the so-called nuclear option allowing republicans to approve gorsuch's nomination. it was a political and historical first confirming a supreme court nominee with just a simple majority vote 54 yeas to 45 nays. >> i am humbled by the trust placed in me today. i will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected. and i promise you that i will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the constitution and laws of this great nation. >> and i can say this is a great honor. [applause] >> and i got it done in the first 100 days. that's even nice. you think that's easy? >> democrats argued that gorsuch's record was too conservative and did move to filibuster his nomination.
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he was again sworn in today. he now restores the court's balance of conservatives and liberals with one swing vote. brian. >> alicia, thank you. senior u.s. official now says that russia knew in advance that syria was planning to carry out that chemical attack. the official tells the associated press that the government has now concluded that a russian operated drone flew over a hospital where victims that of attack were being treat ted. hours later a russian made fighter jet bomb in an attempt to cover up the use of chemical weapons. officials say the sequence of events could not have been a coincidence. all of this comes as u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is set to travel to russia this week for preand scheduled diplomatic meetings. >> commuters and tourists alike are bumping into changes along the ben franklin parkway right in front of the philadelphia museum of art. phase one of construction for the nfl draft is under way. sarah bloomquist live with a look at the progress and also
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the road closures. hi, sarah. >> reporter: hi, sharrie. i think you can see some of the orange barrels behind me here around eakins oval as construction for the nfl draft continues. let's head live overhead to drone6 from a look here on the parkway and eakins oval. a lot of equipment out here on the parkway. they just keep bringing in the scaffolding. now the largest stage extends out and over the art museum steps. overnight a few lane restrictions went into effect. so far they are not having too much of an impact but this is just the beginning. phase one of traffic restrictions and the orange barrels went up overnight around aches over. septa buses are being detoured. some like lanes are no longer accessible. >> just trying not to get hit by a car. what are they doing here him. construction crews are setting up for the upcoming on the nfl draft. overnight travel lanes on the east side of the oval were blocked and on the curb
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closest to the all right museum. overnight a stretch of spring garden westbound at pennsylvania avenue was shut down. for phase two on the 19th the center lanes of the parkway will close. for the final phase on the 24th, the rest of the parkway eakins oval on several adjacent streets to the west will close to traffic. >> i am a fan of the draft at that time i think they should hold this thing down near the stadium. >> i think the draft is going to go good and there's a lot of stuff. >> reporter: the restrictions ohio river valley seem to have little impact on traffic today. the tourists however, they're not happy that the art museum steps are no longer accessible for a run up just like rocky. >> we can't can't -- came here o see the rocky staff kuehne the steps. i didn't know the steps were going to be closed. i want to see the view from the movie but i guess not. >> reporter: and around eakins oval right now traffic is moving along without any problem but we have noticed today just about everywhere traffic is pretty light. remember, this is a holiday week and many people are away or off from work or school on
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spring break so that may be easing the traffic impact. the list of restrictions associated with the nfl draft is extensive s you can find it all on our web site live on eakins oval i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." brian and sharrie. >> thank you very much. bit of a tricky situation unfolding there. >> yeah. >> we're learning that the afternoon commute the ride home right now also a bit of a mess elsewhere today. >> let's go thrive matt pelman keeping an eye on our car fire. >> yeah, a big one here along the schuylkill expressway. these are the westbound lanes right in the conshohocken curve and the vehicle as you can see is completely engulfed in flames. no fire crews are on the scene yet. we're waiting for them to arrive and at this point all westbound traffic is stopped, which is a good thing because we've seen a few minor explosions coming from this car that is completely engulfed in flames. westbound lanes of the schuylkill i-76 right at the
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conshohocken curve as you head toward the blue route no traffic is getting by. you want to stay up on ridge pike, down on route 23 conshohocken state road or down on route 30. it's a mess. fully engulfed in flames. a lot of smoke at this point billowing across the road and we're still waiting on those fire crews the ladder truck to arrive. obviously we'll keep tabs on this. as you head westbound towards the blue route, let's go back to the blue route, chopper6 hd high over the sky over our accident scene in the southbound lanes south of the route one media bypass. truck is now attached to a tow truck. they still have that right lane blocked and quite the backlog as chopper6 pans out you can see all the people waiting to get by this accident scene and head down toward 95. it is a long slow crawl. check out that park pentagon lot from chopper6 hd on the blue route southbound. let's go back to the maps and then we can see some of the speeds. 8 miles per hour, 3 miles per hour, 320 jammed with detouring traffic as is 252.
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the farther away you can stay like on 352 the better off you'll be. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this monday afternoon also big problems in delaware with a southbound crash on 95 near newport 141. speeds in the teens much waging three major problems. we'll keep doing that brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> matt thank you. next on "action news" a billion dollar investment aims to shore outpatient jobs for thousands of toyota employees. >> restoring dignity to those who need it most. pope francis opens a new facility aimed at helping those in need help themselves. >> and "action news" is behind the scenes as volunteers are hard at work on a new space for children in strawberry mansion. >> ♪ i was a full blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high. when i realized i needed help i didn't know where to go. but i got help and you can too.
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mourn those killed in two church attacks. 49 people died yesterday when suicide bombers blew up the christian churches during palm sunday services. the egyptian government issued a state of emergency giving security forces more power. isis is claiming responsibility. more than 70 people were injured. >> now here is a look at today's closing numbers as we start this work week. small gains on the day but all green arrows here. the dow up nearly two points, the nasdaq up more than this evening the s & p 500 up one point school. toyota investing more than $1 billion to revamp its factory in georgetown kentucky. the company says the money will not plead to any new jobs but will ensure the future for the 8200 people who already work there. this update is part of toyota's plan to invest $10 billion in the united states over the next four years. all camry sedans are built at that plant.
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>> pope francis opened a free laundromat for people in need in rome the facility is filled with donated washers drivers and irons. in the coming months the vatican plans to add showers a barbershop and medical services. this is the second facility that francis has opened to help the poor in rome. he opened a shower and barber service near saint peter's basilica just about two years ago a the vatican says the facility will help restore dignity to people in need. >> a brand new state of the art space is coming to life in the strawberry mansion section of philadelphia. this will soon be the city's 19th police athletic center a place where kids can play, learn and grow in a free and safe environment. >> going to be the show piece and we'll have a hardwood floor and this is where the kids will play basketball both in house and city wide leagues. going have a homework room an game room. >> this space is the old and shuttered lp hill school adjacent to the strawberry mansion high school. pal reached out to the building owners and managers
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association for a little help renovating the gym and they took on the entire project for free. for the past several months, they've been renovating this into a space where all of the neighborhood kids can study and play in their community and local police say it is an under served one and can really use it. >> we will be servicing thousands of kids in the community which is a high crime low income neighborhood and the youth programming is greatly needed in this community because as we all know it's all about cops helping kids. our programs are fun, safe and free. >> now, pal tells us that the work has put into this space for free will exceed $300,000. pal currently services 19,000 kids city wide in its centers. this will be number 19 and they are already working on number 20 in the city. this is the final push for this project. they tell us they will expect to cut the ribbon and open the doors by the end of may. it's a great space and they say a lot of kids in the area
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really need a place to go. >> more great work being done in the community. all right alicia. time for another check of the accuweather forecast. >> simply gorgeous out there today and guess what? it's going to stay like this for some time. >> yeah. >> meteorologist adam joseph join, us with the accuweather details today. hey, adam. >> most places that are inland people that are inland they want to think on days like this let's head to the shore but that's probably the last place you want to be. even though it looks beautiful take a look at the chop over the open waters of the atlantic live on sky6 right now with the wind coming in directly off the water and the water temperature in the 40's and at this time really knocking the temperatures down along the shore. speeds of 17 in toms river, 17 miles an hour at the atlantic city airport. equally as breezy inland but it's a warm wind when you work from dover wilmington philadelphia into allentown. in fact at the shore right now it is only in the 50's in beach haven, barely touching 60 right now in cape may. you head about 10 miles inland the atlantic city airport it jumps into the 70's but you're better off in philadelphia,
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lehigh valley, points west where temperatures are right around that 80-degree mark. in fact, allentown the warmest right now at 81. as we look to the west, there is a few high clouds that are coming in from the south and west but overall that sunshine in control and will remain in control for another day. so, for tonight, we'll have a moonlit sky out there and very mild, 53 allentown, 56 philadelphia, 54 in wilmington and even at the shore where it's cooler right now you're going to kind of even out with those inland locations in the mid-50's. as we look at the day planner for your tuesday t-april 11th, record tying around here is what we're going for in philadelphia which is that 84 degrees. we'll already be in the 70's by 10 or 11 o'clock in the morning and then in the afternoon into the 80's, so so far a great week if your children have spring break this particular week. but there are a few showers we're tracking here for the middle part of your wednesday in the morning at 10:30, a little area coming in with a cold front to the north and west. they wouldn't last long,
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passing through philadelphia 11 o'clock to lunchtime and then they're off the coast by the middle part of the afternoon and in fact, sunshine will return so it's kind of al little window of clouds and showers wednesdays and then we're looking get rest of the week. your four day at 4:00 forecast, tomorrow near record territory with sun and high clouds of 84. there will be those morning showers quickly passing on wednesday giving way to returning sun in the afternoon stepping down to 72. sun a few clouds really nice thursday, 67 and for good friday, partly sunny with a temperature of 65 degrees and of course we have easter weekend ahead in that seven-day forecast in the next half hour and i'm just going to say -- >> yeah. >> , no jackets, you want shorts, short sleeves for easter sunday. >> okay. >> those summer dresses going to be needed here. we'll talk about it in the next half hour. >> sounds good. >> thanks adam. >> up next here on "action news" a suspected drunk driver smashes into cars in trenton. we'll show you the trail of
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damage. >> physically ripped from his seat and dragged off of a a plane. united airlines responds to viral video of police forcibly removing a passenger from an overbooked flight. a look at the outrage coming up. >> you may know the store a.c. more but you may not know it was born right here in our area. we'll take you to its brand new flagship store opening tomorrow ahead of that grand opening in what's the deal.
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>> ♪ >> philadelphia police have released a new clue in an unsolved murder. the suspected shooter and an al held a accomplice at the crime z. the shooting happened in the 1900 block of north 25th street in november. the suspects took off in one of those cars. that one right there behind the tree. possibly a ford escort. a $30,000 reward is posted for this case. a suspected drunk driver
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caused a string of damage overnight in trenton. the out of control suv smashed into several parked cars and a power pole before coming to a stop on olden avenue. the impact sent it flying into the police car that happened to be in the area. the driver center arrest for allegedly driving under the influence. >> a new memorial at philadelphia city hall serves as a solemn reminder of the human cost of war. a chair has been installed in mayor jim kenney's reception room to symbolize military veterans missing in action or prisoners of war. patrick hines vets taking part in the poignant ceremony today hope it serves as a permanent reminder to never forget those who are mia and pow's. well, a specialty hospital burlington county now goes by a new name. "action news" was in willingboro for the unveiling. it became the acuity and specialty hospital of southern
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new jersey a therapy dog from the facility was there to comfort the patients who were on hand for today's ceremony. >> and there's much more ahead on "action news" coming up at 4:30. that includes new details on the health problems your hair might be hiding. >> plus, five years ago camden was one of the most dangerous cities in america. but the same cannot be said about 2017. coming up at 4:30 we'll hear what police attribute the drop in crime to. >> ♪ trading in our selling your car is hassle-free with just three easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, drive to your local car buying centre. and three, walk out with your check in as little as 30 minutes. so don't wait. get your free online valuation now. ♪ find out how much your car's worth ♪ ♪ at
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♪ find out how much your car's worth ♪ >> ♪ >> it is 4:30 now and "action news" continues with break news from springfield delaware county. >> an accident has parts of the southbound lanes of i476 shut down at this hour. dann cuellar live now near the scene of the crash with the very latest. dann. >> reporter: sharrie and brian, we are on an overpass overlooking the accident scene. this is southbound traffic on the blue route which right now still backed up for a couple of miles as emergency crews work to clear the wreckage from the roadway. one lane of traffic is getting by as you can see going southbound. this all happened around 2:30. a box truck which says miller commercial truck leasing on its side collided with an suv. that resulted in the suv being squashed onto the concrete barrier on the side of the roadway at mile marker 4.1 southbound just north of beatty road and just south of the media bypass. two people in the suv were reportedly trapped and had to
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be extricated by rescue crews. both of them suffered injuries and had to be airlifted by helicopter to area o hospitals. conditions unknown at this time t we were told there were no fatalities. a large wrecker is on the scene here as you can see they've removed the box truck and looks like they're getting ready to tow it away so it should be just a short matter of time before the south much southbound lanes all of them should be cleared here on the blue route again just south of the media bypass. that is the very latest from here, reporting from springfield, delaware county, i'm dann dann cuellar channel6 "action news." >> dann thank you. we turn now to the changing face of camden courtesy of its police department. five years ago the city was one of the most dangerous in the country but the same cannot be said about 2017. new jersey corresponde nnta muchanic live now in camden with more on the new numbers and the reason behind them.
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hi, nora. >> reporter: hi there. it's been four years since the camden city police department was disbanded and the camden county police department took over. that meant a change in philosophy and training away from the use of force whenever possible. in the video you're about to see illustrates how these days the last thing cops in camden want to do is pull a gun. >> drop the knife. >> reporter: among the millions of videos posted on youtube is this one from the camden county police department. it shows in detail a deranged man swinging a knife and ignoring officers' to put it down. instead of shooting the suspect a dozen officers surround the man and walk several blocks with him until he finally drops the knife and is subdued. >> the core of everything that we do from a training perspective is based upon the sanctity of life and putting a value on someone's life separate from the behavior they're exhibiting. >> reporter: the incident happened in 2015 but reflects the change in training and fill fees for officers. there are more out on the street and critical incidents
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like this don't have to be resolved immediately. it's okay to slow things down. and as long as cops are at a safe distance they can reposition and try to diffuse the situation. >> they have pride in saving lives in a different way without having to take a life to save a life. it's just a different culture in the police department. >> reporter: it seems to be paying off. there hasn't been a murder in camden since december. and compared to the beginning of last year, murders are down 89 percent. aggravated assaults and violent crimes have also dropped. >> it's not an us versus them situation, it's the residents working with the police to help solve and prevent crime. >> they don't play no games. when you call they come now. >> reporter: this life long camden resident says he's no fan of police in general but things have improved. >> it's a big difference. they come around they be on the bikes and stuff. they make sure the neighborhood going to be safe. especially for the kids when they get out of school. >> reporter: that that community policing is going full tilt in camden. things are not perfect here,
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there's a long way to go but the move away from the use of force whenever possible and creating relationships with the public, well, that is improving. live in camden, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> what a difference there, okay, nora, thank you. as police in montgomery county continue to investigate whether cyber bullying played a role in the death of a ninth grade girl, the community is that rallying behind her family. over the past 48 hours, nearly $47,000 has been raised to help the girl's mother pay for a memorial service. the freshman who we are not naming took her life last week. police are investigating weather a vulgar and cruel text message reportedly sent from a spring-ford student drove the girl to homicide. >> hoping new pictures help solve the murder of a 65-year-old woman in philadelphia. police are calling these two men persons of interest in the shooting dench winifred harris
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in her home. the nonprofit executive was killed on the 300 block of north holly street back on february 23rd. a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. police have not yet said what the motive for this crime might have been. philadelphia police are also looking for two men who got violent with a senior citizen during an attempt robbery last month. surveillance video shows the robbers walking into a haitian variety store on north 64th street. both point guns at a 77-year-old worker but one starts to choke him while demanding money in haitian creole. the men ran away without getting anything when the employee started yelling for hip. now anyone with information about this crime should contact police. >> the trial of three girls charged in connection to a deadly fight inside a school is wrapping up wilmington. a pediatric cardiologist served as the last witness in the amy joyner francis case today.
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the doctor testified the 16-year-old suffered from a rare undetected heart condition and they are death way -- was unforeseeable. the autopsy found the emotion and stress of the fight inside a bathroom led to the teen's sudden cardiac death last april. one of the girls has been charged with criminally negligent homicide. two others are charged with conspiracy. closing arguments have set to begin tomorrow. >> a proposed natural gas pipeline in new jersey faces a new challenge. the environmental group the sierra club is appealing the approval of the pipeline saying it does not primarily benefit people living there. the pipeline will carry natural gas 22 miles between the maurice river township in cumberland county to a power plant in cape may county. passing through the federally protected pinelands preserve. the new jersey pinelands commission gave the green light for that project. >> well, i think most of us can agree it is a.m. fabulous springdale outside today. >> uh-huh. many of the kids have this week off. >> perfect timing.
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>> it is perfect timing for this almost like summer out there in spots. as we take a live look on sky6 over the center city skyline a lot of blue upstairs. a few cirrus clouds pulling in but our temperatures sitting at 80 degrees which is more typical of early june, winds out of the southwest at 7 miles an hour. the dewpoint at 41 and in easton up in northampton county also mixture of sunshine as well as some high clouds, 81 degrees up there. southwesterly wind at 13 miles an hour. but we're not all basking in the summer warmth. at the shore you can see i you look at the water. you see the white caps developing here, very strong wind out of the south, 17 miles an hour. catching in off of that ocean of just 50 degrees so the air temperature is just 60 so if you're down there strolling along or planning on strolling along one of the boardwalks, promenades or along the ocean side here later this afternoon or this evening, definitely grab a jacket. we'll talk about records tomorrow and of course that seven day which has your easter sunday forecast coming
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up in just a little bit. >> all right, lots to look forward to adam. for the latest forecast any time you can download the free upgrade the accuweather app. not only does it have live radar temperatures for your neighborhood and the upcoming forecast it also has the exclusive minute cast, the only minute by minute precipitation forecast for the entire region. >> philadelphia international airport is planning to make some improvements that could have a big impact for passengers. "action news" anchor monica malpass live now in our news room with the details on the announcement made at the airport today t hi, monica. >> reporter: hi, sharrie that's right the airport took a look at what it needs and it's working to make some upgreater right away. the new project will focus on making the terminal experience better for travelers with more shops, more food, better amenities like phone charging stations and more. we'll have full details coming up tonight at 5:00. plus, a tiny pest, it causes major headaches and is becoming an even bigger problem. we'll explain why some bed bugs are becoming even tougher
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to get rid of. we'll have those stories and more coming your way on "action news" at 5:00 until then i'll see you guys a little bit later. makes your skin crawl, doesn't it. >> yes, it does. all right, monica, see you at 5:00. dozens of animals rescued from puerto rico have a chance at finding forever homes in the delaware valley. the animals were scheduled to be euthanized buttner being saved through a program called operation breathing room. the brandywine valley spca took in 31 dogs and 25 cats. 200 animals were transported to 11 shelters along the east coast. the man's will be given medical checkups and the spca hopes to have them up for adoption in just a few days. >> a lot of happy animals. >> welcome to the delaware valley. >> airline outrage. witnesses say this how united reacted when nobody volunteered to give up their seat on an overbooked flight forcibly dragging a screaming doctor from the plane. now the company is apologizing today it's not apologizing for getting physical here.
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>> oh, my god. >> well, that's a good samaritan handing over a baby that he saved from a burning home in new york city and if that isn't enough he ran back to rescue a two and a half-year-old child. several generations of that family are now forever grateful for that person's bravery. >> in health check today at 4:00 gray hair on the outside in men cop indicate a brewing health problem on the inside. a team at cairo university has linked gray hair to heart disease but not in women, just in men. scientists found in men with higher degrees of gray had more calcifications in their heart arteries. the buildups and graying hair
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share similar mechanisms such as hampered dna repair and inflammation. >> big talkers now on you start with a situation that is inciting outrage. a doctor left way bloody face and busted lip forcibly dragged off of an united airlines flight by crew members because that flight was overbrookland. >> -- over booked. >> (screaming). >> come on. come on. >> now, that flight was departing from chicago's o'hare international airport when that united asked four people to volunteer to give up their seats to airline personnel. jays anspach was on that flight. he tweeted nobody was volunteered so united chose an asian doctor and his wife. well, the doctor resiste saying he, too, had to work and that patients were waiting for him. that's when you see three security officials drag the screaming man down the aisle
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by his arms. jayse explains his face was slammed against an armrest he started bleeding from his mouth. these videos are going wildly viral. he explains on video it looks like he was knocked out because he went limp and quiet and they dragged him out of the plane like a rag doll. >> no, this is wrong. oh, my god, look at what you did to him. oh, my god. >> chicago's aviation department says one of its police officers involved did not follow standard operating procedures and has been placed on least now united airlines calls the situation upsetting and says it has apologized for having to "reaccommodate these customers" but never specifically apologizes for the forceful removal of that passenger. we haven't heard the end of that one yet. and new mexico has become the firsttate in the nation ch shaming for ave lunch money. this follows a wave of stories where students got stamped called out or even forced to clean lunch tables just to get
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a lunch at school. you may remember here in pennsylvania a cafeteria worker says she was ordered to throw away a hot lunch that she had already served to a first greater and get him a plane cheese sandwich steady. in albuquerque kids without lunch money were given cold fruit. this new hunger free students bill of rights was that mind law today by new mexico governor susanna martinez. she says there has to be a better way for schools to collect debts and for families to sign up for meal assistance. the goal settle at this time with the parents, let the kids eat. shame free. they can continue on with their school day. she says she hopes other states will follow this lead. >> extraordinary that that's happening anywhere in america. all right. alicia thank you. it is time for another check on the roads tonight and they have been, well, not dined commuters. >> matt has the update for us. he's standing by. >> what is abundant this
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afternoon on the travel times. they are overflowing record setting travel times on some of these roads brian and sharrie like the schuylkill expressway. here's the scene of our earlier vehicle fire westbound right in the conshohocken curve as you can see fire crews did arrive on the scene. the fire is now out. the shell of the vehicle still there and police are still on the scene as well. so, the good news is both lanes are now opened in both directions. bad news is you're still looking at speeds like 2 miles per hour on the westbound side from approaching the boulevard out to that scene. eastbound is also bumper to bumper from 202 into the conshohocken curve because they had a lane blocked on the eastbound side with a fire truck for awhile. bottom line, instead of the schuylkill i would use ridge pike 23 or 30 aren't the speeds are still not so hot on the blue route, 476o southbound side at a crawl from approaching villanova on down to past the route one media bypass where we still have the truck accident blocking one of the two lanes. single digit speeds in that stretch as well. again, you want to take alternates like 352, 252, stay
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as far away as you can though because all the roads around here are crowded. two accidents on 95 in delaware. you've got southbound speeds in the single digits coming down from 202, slowing again around newport because of that crash. burlington bristol bridge going up in about 10 minutes. i'll tell you what else is up, drone6 this afternoon look, at eakins oval in front of the art museum. new restrictions phase one of the restrictions with the nfl draft preparations went into effect at midnight. all day we have been getting used to this. two lanes blocked in front of the art museum in the oval. you've got spring garden street westbound blocked headed toward. the biggest impact kelly drive one lane blocked on the inbound side right by the art museum so especially in the mornings as you're coming inbound on kelly drive by boathouse row expect major delays with that one lane out of commission. we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, plenty to check in the next half hour. >> you're going to be a busy guy for some time, matt, thank you. meteorologist adam joseph
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(male announcer) hit escape with great deals on great gear from bass pro shops. and bring the kids for a free picture with the easter bunny. >> ♪ >> well, it's about time. everything is coming to life after an extraordinary weekend. woke up this morning and the trees. >> they're blooming fast and they will. all the rain we had the last couple weeks. now you add in june-like temperatures everything is going to blossom fast. allergy sufferers be on guard this week. as we take a look live right now sky6 also it's good if you're traveling this week as well. not. weather woes. philadelphia international airport a little breeze, very warm and again, just a.m. tiny bit frankford -- of rain expected in the middle of the week. with all that blue sky and cirrus clouds not tracking any rain at the present time just tracking summer-like
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temperatures. 78 in malvern, 76 pottstown, 81 in coatesville, 82 degrees in bethlehem, newtown, southern bucks county, closing in close to 80 degrees but as we head to the south, you can see the vast difference in a very short real estate. we go from 56 in margate to 78 in hammonton, 59 in cape may and then you head to vineland 81 degrees. on the southern end of cumberland county you see a little yellow and green. that is temps in the 50 right now coming in off the bay of 51 degrees so that cooler air flooding in at the shore but mount laurel really nice at 80 degrees. as we look at satellite and radar, sunshine in control. we have a little ribbon of some high clouds, that upper level moisture trying to rotate through here but again, that's all there's going to be overnight tonight. moonlit sky and reminder 7:35 p.m. is sunset and that's when passover begins. very mild for the overnight hours, 53 in the suburbs,
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56 degrees for center city with that south-southwesterly wind. tomorrow 80's kind of blossoming in more locations than today. 82 in reading tomorrow, 80 in millville, 85 in toms river. could be record tying here in philadelphia of 84 degrees. this will be the warmest day of this upcoming week. at the shore instead of the 50's tomorrow, we should go back into the middle and the upper 60's. tuesday we're ahead of a cold front here and that spikes the temperatures up temporarily into the mid 80's. mostly sunny once again with high pressure off of the carolinas. and then this cold front sweeps through on wednesday. there will be a quick little hit of some showers from the mid to late morning hours from the west to the east but then returning sun in the afternoon with high pressure that will dominate the sky for the end of the week. so o-the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast t-will show 80's one mr. day with record territory tomorrow. that quick little area of showers wednesday morning giving way to sun in the afternoon of 72.
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thursday sunshine, just a few clouds, to 67. good friday pretty nice, 65 degrees with sun and clouds and then on saturday, still dry of 70 degrees and then for easter sunday, some sun, a little bit of cloud cover, very mild. there could be an isolated shower but temperatures near 80 for easter sunday and then monday not as warm at 70 so if you have east egg hunts planned for sunday morning, it's going to be very warm and if you're serving lunch or dinner, have it outside. >> yeah. >> on sunday as well. >> wow. >> all right. >> i like it. adam thank you. what's the deal is coming up next. >> ♪ dear fellow citizen,
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>> ♪ >>hether you are into arts and crafts home decorating or a pinterest inspired diyer there's a brand new a.c. moore
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getting ready to open in that philadelphia. first ever in center city. we got a vip store inside the latest store from a local family. >> we're proud to be from this area. we're proud to be local. >> reporter: you may know a.c. moore but what you may not know is that it started right here in 1985 in moorestown, new jersey. it was the vision of jack parker of woolworth fame. >> said he was walking in to a mall and every store was empty except for this little craft store. so, he decided to get in that business and he opened up his first store in moorestown. that was 30 some years ago. at the time he was a distributor of arts and crafts. he bought the company in 2011 and now runs it with his next generation his son anthony and daughter elena. >> pinch me. i mean really i get up in the morning if i'm not the luckiest guy in the world who is. >> they have stores from florida to maine and this is number 137 at the corner of
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broad and chestnut streets and officially their chain's flagship location. >> we're from here as a company and a family and philly is our city. it was always philly. >> reporter: how fitting that the arts and crafts store sits smack in the center of the avenue of the arts. >> if you want to do yarn, calligraphy soap making candle making you want to make a favor for a baby for a shower for a wedding, woodwork with the kids. >> reporter: and with art students at every bend. >> we have our first of its kind student discount that's launching here in the store. students with a college i.d. get 15 percent off every day sale and regular purchase. >> reporter: they said they knew when they opened this flagship in center city they had to go big even adding a birthday party and crafts classroom. >> 27,000 square feet over 50,000 items expanded departments that are in no other a.c. moore store. >> reporter: if you head out tomorrow for the grand opening there is a 60 percent off one
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item coupon you can print it online you can get it in the store and the first 500 people in line also get a $10 certificate to spend while they're there. the doors open at 7:00 a.m. i imagine there might be a few people waiting for that are. >> i'm suddenly feeling creative right now. >> make a bird house. >> that's it. >> thank you alicia. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00. for sharrie williams leach individual and adam joseph i'm brian taff. join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next. >> good night. >> ♪ 
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> terrified parents hug their children following a shooting inside of an elementary school. the gunfire erupted in a classroom in california. tonight we know two adults are dead and two students are in critical condition. monday night, and the big story on "action news" is an apparent murder-suicide at the north park school in san bernadino california. >> it happened in a city still recovering from a deadly terror attack just 15 months ago.
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abc's donya bacchus joins us live from san bernadino. >> reporter: rick and monica, this is an extremely active scene. we've seen law enforcement officers armed law enforcement officers still patrolling school grounds and in addition to those law enforcement officers we also have seen dozens of concerned parents looking for their children. >> possible active shooter at north park elementary. >> reporter: a school on lockdown. >> these guys are moving these students in the north. >> reporter: lines of elementary school students being rushed to safety and law enforcement officers surround, the building after police say multiple people were shot at north park elementary school in san bernadino, california. >> three down. >> reporter: police believe the shooting which happened in a classroom is a murder-suicide. two adults were killed, two students injured. are you able to hear any news of her. >> i can see her from here. that's why i waited here until i can s


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