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this terrible accident? >> reporter: well, jim, the latest is the police have formally identified the two people who died in the collision that occurred just before 8 o'clock this morning. they have also interviewed the driver who survived. he is the husband of the 40-year-old who perished. police now believe the driver of the beige expedition was attempting to overtake slower traffic passing on the right but not seeing the parked 18-wheeler in the right lane. the impact was heard more than a block away. >> like a big loud noise. it was like boom. >> reporter: the suv hit with such force a portion of its glass and sheet metal embedded in the rear of the trailer. police have that identified the dead as 40-year-old marshye flowers the driver's wife from north philadelphia. and family friend 25-year-old asia nicole holland of the 8500 block of luther place in southwest philadelphia. police say the tractor-trailer was legally parked in the outer lane of the roadway. parking is permitted except
for a few p.m. hours. >> right here you can see the sign says know stopping from 4p to 6:30 and so the truck at this point was legally parked. my truck enforcement guys are going through the truck to make sure everything was legit on it. the truck driver was not in the parked truck. he told us he was taking a federally required rest break and was at a nearby motel. as police secured purses and other personal items from the wreckage neighbors not surprised by the crash telling us outer lane parking on the boulevard and drivers ignoring the speed limit are a bad mix. >> 'cause they allow cars to park in the boulevard. why? i don't understand it. >> reporter: add to that while the speed limit is 40 people tend to drive faster. >> nobody does 40. everybody goes up to 55, 60. >> reporter: well, we don't know the speed of the vehicle in this particular deadly incident this morning. however, a.m. determination will be likely past investigation but police as we said believe after speaking to the driver who did survive the crash, that he was trying
overtake slower moving traffic when he hit the parked truck. live in feltonville, john rawlins channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, john. a suspected drug dealer is facing criminal homicide charges for a man's deadly overdose in montgomery county. 44-year-old angel leon is charged with drug deliver resulting in death which carries a penalty equal to third degree murder. authorities say leon sold heroin and fentanyl to 52-year-old roger korfman. hours later he was found dead of an overdose. today police seized 13 bundles of heroin a gun and crash -- cash from leon's philadelphia home. sexual abuse charges against two airmen stationed at dover air force base. 25-year-old dalian washington and akeem beazer have been detained pending trial. investigators say in august washington met a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home
and offered her a place to stay. he allegedly snuck her into the military base where she had sex with both washington and beazer on numerous occasions. the air base says it is cooperating fully with the investigation. last night we told you the story of a so-called girl gang assaulting two teenagers as they left a carnival in the hunting park section of philadelphia. well, they have now boosted security with extra police there tonight hoping to prevent any more attacks. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live on the scene. vernon. >> reporter: jim, this carnival was up and running at full tilt on this friday night. as you can see behind me that violence against some patrons leaving the park has generated more security than area. the teen gang behind the attack is threatening more violence for this weekend. by the hundreds families and children have lined up for the
two-dollar admission tickets to the neighborhood carnival tonight. thousands have been turning out all week. this was the violent scene captured on cell phone video or eerie street outside the carnival grounds tuesday night as a pair of teens on their first date was leaving. they were brutally assaulted by mob of at least a dozen females and males. it occurred very near the 25th district police headquarters. >> they were just hitting me pulling my hair, punching, stomping on me. it was boys and girls hitting me. >> i was getting stomped and the videos that are uploaded that are everywhere around instagram and facebook, you see that i get up and i keep running to her trying to get everybody off of her rather than myself but ironically she still ends up getting hurt more. >> the victims told police the attack was completely random. they were treated at the hospital for various injuries. police are scouring this video and others they've gathered looking to identify and arrest the attackers. police and the owners of this carnival have beefed up
security inside and outside the grounds in the wake of tuesday night's violence. the carnival which is owned by a scranton company has come here every spring for six years without serious incident. and they don't want this to tarnish their reputation. >> we've ramped it up since the other day. we doubled it our local security and we doubled up police efforts on the weekend and busier days. >> jim, this beefed up security which includes armed private agents and the philadelphia police department will that continue through the carnival's run which is next weekend april 23rd. live in hunting park, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> thank you, vernon. pennsylvania governor tom wolf is reiterating his call for the immediate resignation of philadelphia district attorney seth williams. williams is charged with 23 federal counts and his law license has been suspended in that bribery case. well, today the governor issued a statement. it says in part, it is clear
that williams' focus should be on his defense and the it is beyond time for him to step down immediately. police are warning cyclists to stay vigilant following three violent bank robberies, make that bike robberies in south philadelphia. the crime spree began tuesday evening when a large group of teenagers assaulted a man and stole his bike on the 800 block of mifflin street. less than two hours later a 10-year-old boy was pushed to the ground and robbed of his bike on the 1900 block of south third. and then yesterday a 13-year-old boy wall and targeted was targeted near eighth and tasktory. police are still looking for suspects. it is not every day that you see a horse galloping alone through the streets of philadelphia without a rider on its back but it happened today and "action news" reporter gray hall has the story. >> reporter: a little country life came to the big city friday morning. philadelphia police officers temporarily took on the role of cowboys as they tried to
corral a runaway horse. >> running down the street. it was literally like hall trotting. i couldn't believe that he didn't jump the sidewalk and come this way. he actually stood in the street. >> reporter: witnesses say it was almost an unbelievable story to share with coworkers. some pulled out their phones and recorded the excitement. >> all of us enjoyed it actually. i told my boss look there's a runaway horse outside. >> reporter: the wild ride for big momma the horse started just before 7:30 when she escaped the stable at fletcher street urban riding club in the city's strawberry mansion section. someone forgot to lock the stable door and when another owner came in big momma took off. >> i was asleep. somebody said it was a loose horse. >> reporter: it ended several miles away along richmond street. chopper6 was above the scene reportedly officers were able to use carrots to calm the animal down and get her into the trailer and return her home. >> i'm just glad she didn't get hurt or hurt anyone in the
process. >> reporter: it was quite the adventure for big momma but her recent escapade is only a small chapter in her tough life. her owners say she's a rescue horse. >> she meat actually horse meat for dogs or whatever they might do, how they sell it but we saved her. actually when she was on the track she had a injury to her leg so you know once they injured they're no more good to those guys. >> thankfully once again big momma's story has a good ending. and so of course the good news tonight is that big momma is doing okay. her owners tell me she's about six years old. they say from now on they will be double-checking the stable to make sure her door is locked. reporting in strawberry mansion gray hall channel6 "action news". >> today is good friday of course and around the world christians are marking the crucifixion of christ with prayer and penance. in center city philadelphia the faithful mark the hour of christ's death with a mass at the basilica of saints peter and paul.
reverend i don't mean j. mcintyre presided over the service today. coming up on "action news" tonight vandals caught on camera, the suspects police are looking for in bucks county. and some lucky high school students from camden are going to go paris and we'll tell you how "action news" viewers helped make their dream trip possible. adam. >> and jim, we're starting the easter holiday weekend on a bright note and very comfortable temperatures but they'll be more summer-like. it will be the warmest easter in over 20 years. all the details in accuweather. >> jeff skversky with phillies matinee highlights from that washington when that "action news" continues in a moment.
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>> police are hoping to identify a group of vandals caught on camera in newtown township. just watch as a man picks up a bench and hurls it. police believe the same group also damaged township property and several businesses along sycamore street early this morning. investigators are now reviewing surveillance video from other locations as well. woodrow wilson high school students are going from camden top -- to paris. "action news" first told you about them in february. the french teacher wanted us to spread the word about her go fund me page. she needed enough to bring 20 juniors and seniors to paris for spring break and our viewers well they showed up. she and her students raised $45,000 and this morning they left to catch their flight. >> i want to thank you from
the bottom of my heart on behalf of my students because again, without you we would not be going to faris today. >> the paris adventure includes a stop at the louvre and they'll be staying in a small castle for their week in paris. it is a longstanding easter tradition in philadelphia's polish community shopping for the holiday means standing on line at shores on tilton street for authentic homemade kielbasa. they wanted to make clear to the fact that their kielbasa is smoked in traditional brick oven smoke houses. easter demands tasty treats and beautiful flowers. "action news" reporter katherine scott has that story. >> today is typically our busiest day of the year. >> reporter: good friday is great for sales at shane confectionary in olde city. they've been preparing for
easter since january. clear toy candy sacks of sweets chocolate bunnies big and small. don't forget the handmade but cream eggs and vanilla cocoa nut or peanut butter. you can customize them if you wish. >> definitely the coconut but cream eggs. the penny eggs as well as big cream eggs you can slice open. >> i got my mother a but cream egg from shane. she lovers them. i have to label it mom for her because my dad will eat it. >> reporter: r and r produce on the corner of arming go and allegheny in port richmond is ready for the crowds. easter is a huge holiday for them. emergency rooms are set up in a row. geraniums are particularly popular for center pieces and gifts. >> easter a time of rebirth and these came from -- that he were in dirt and now they're a beautiful flower. >> reporter: in manayunk bakers were busy stuffing and wrapping cheesesteak bread.
their wide variety of specialty breeds are favorite. mary san regular. she gets extra for holidays. >> i'm here every week. pies are great, the breads, excellent. >> reporter: tomato pies ricotta pies bunny and chick cakes. the shelves are stocked the options mouth watering. >> pepper and egg specialty bread is the most popular. reganat filled with italian spices and oil and as far as we know we're the only people that commercially sell it in the united statessism tomorrow of course will be another busy day for the shops and then on sunday it's time for family. in manayunk, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. vanessa: i got hurt and was given painkillers.
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15 games are against the mets and the nats. phillies are not expected to be in the playoff race against their rivals. top of the second tommy joseph making the nationals run after this. joseph has two career hits against nats starter stephen strasburg. both are homers. this goes 402.5 feet just over the wall one-nothing phillies. tied at one in the fifth. cesar hernandez who always hits strasburg well rbi single. right now phillies are up two-one in the seventh. aaron nola looking good. five innings one earned run. what are brett brown's expectations for next season? will they be a playoff team. sixers coach says i don't know. brown says they will not spend stupid money for a quick fix. jaime apody has more. >> when you say do you dream about what can be? every day. for brett brown the process while slow and seemingly relentless seems to be paying off despite what some might consider another disappointing
season for the sixers their coach says there's been quite a transformation. >> felt different when you came into this building. it felt different when you would go and get my go to order at starbucks. it felt different when you take your son to a practice somewhere in the city and the bump into young kids and fans and it certainly felt different walking into a practice and most definitely at the wells fargo arena. >> our style, our identity how we wanted to play was taking shape. you felt maybe for the first time because it was a legitimate body of work that the work that we had been putting in for the four years behind the scenes was being validated. >> reporter: how far weigh is this team from being able to think about that adding a banner to the rafters there. they'll need to add more pieces. here's how colangelo sees that shaking out this season. >> it's an under 25 team a basically is where we are. the future is out there and do
we want to jump to the future quicker or do we want to have it happen organically and grow it the right way. >> in other words, the future may not be now yet again. this sounds like a process continues. jaime apody channel6 "action news." >> the never ending process right? all right, the union are off on the wrong foot again. yeah, again in fact their slow start goes back to last season, the union have not won a match since last august. union looking to end their drought tonight against new york city. they hold the worst record in major league soccer with only two points. they're zero-three-two to start this season. >> obviously it's not happy with where we are in the table. we've lost three games in a row now. important to keeper speculative. and recognize the good moments that we've had. >> not been a lot of good moments but it's still very early in this long season. >> all right jeff. >> okay. >> coming up on "action news"
and cuts coverage, macarthur wouldn't oppose them. macarthur wouldn't protect us from a bill that raises premiums and causes 24 million to lose their insurance. wouldn't oppose a massive "age tax" on people over 50. but supported a 600 billion tax break for the wealthy. tell tom macarthur - stop trying to repeal our health care. >> we are hoping for a great accuweather weekend for the holiday. >> i can deliver. >> you can deliver. >> i can deliver. cloud cover tomorrow but really warm especially easter sunday. that's the pick of the weekend. as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan, a lot of sunshine as we begin this holiday weekend on good friday and the action cam did capture some clouds early on today but kind of a hazy sky at times. overall looking at the ben franklin bridge from the camden side, a very nice way to begin a long weekend for
some of us. as we look at the highlights here's your saturday planner as we get into tomorrow. temperatures will be holding near that lower 60 to mid 60's range anywhere from late morning right through the afternoon and if you notice the icons, you see a lot of clouds. there will be a lot of clouds tomorrow as a warm front starts to arrive. that's what's going to usher in the warm air the second half of the weekend but we'll try to pop sun both in the morning and late afternoon hours tomorrow but we're not looking at any rain throughout the day on saturday. then for easter, the second highlight, when you take a look at easter over the last 20 years, again, easter will vary whether it's in march or april but the warmest that we looked back for the last 20 years was back in 2011 on april 24th of 84 degrees. the coldest easter was april 8th in 2007 and we are forecasting 85 degrees so we could break that 2011 by 1 degree. near 70 right now in the lehigh valley. 66 trenton. same for wilmington.
60 in dover. it's cooler there. wind coming in off the bay and right along the shore and even as far inland as almost hammonton temperatures in the 50's right now with that ocean of just 52 degrees. when we look at satellite and radar, not much happening across the lower 48 which is great for everyone this weekend. a little bit of wet weather near chicago but no severe weather. this is low pressure that heads to the north and you can see all the cloud cover in the ohio and tennessee valley. that's along the warm front that again, arrives tomorrow. so, for tonight it's mostly clear and seasonable, 41 in the suburbs, 47 degrees for center city, southeast wind three to six. here come the clouds 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and again you may try to capture a hint of sun here and there at times but then that front goes away and on sunday morning, many folks leaving sunrise services by that 8 o'clock hour and there will be brilliant sunshine and temperatures will already be off to the races first thing in the morning. 61 degrees at sunrise and then by midday already trying to
close in at 80 degrees and a touch of summer in the afternoon with hazy sun of 85 and there could be a very late thunderstorm with the front on easter. that would be very late in the evening and then behind it high pressure comes in on monday, drops temperatures just a tad back into the middle 70's. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 60's tomorrow. again, heavy clouds. some limited sunshine and then that sunshine is back, 85 summer warmth on sunday and then plenty of sun behind that and pleasant 74 monday and still looking great here tuesday, more seasonable at 67 and then a few showers at times wednesday going into the day on thursday but not a big system or any heavy rain at this point. temperatures again remain above normal and then it's dry a week from now, partly sunny at 69 degrees. and again a lot of people on twitter and facebook telling me they have their burgers ready and they're going to take the ham and slice it up and cook it on the grille sunday. >> that's good. thank you.
the last minute rush is on to find that perfect way to top off this year's easter outfit. gorin brothers hat shop in center city philadelphia saw a steady stream of customers today. people could pick out a hat and then select feathers or other accessories to personalize their easter bonnet. the traditional easter bonnet lengths represents represents the start of springtime new life rebirth and some fashion imagination. world news tonight with david muir next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. for adam joseph, cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, jeff skversky, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ hi
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