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5:00 a.m., thursday, april 27. we're following developing news. >> a standoff continues in middletown, delaware, hours after a delaware state trooper was shot and killed. sentences to death, a jury reaches a decision on punishment for eric frein who killed a state trooper. >> we're hours away from the nfl draft and thousands are expected on the benjamin franklin parkway. >> coincide -- carbon dioxiding dioxiding -- coinciding with great weather let's go over to
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david murphy and karen rogers. >> reporter: we'll have mostly sunny skies, as for visibility we have fog in lancaster. this is developing toward millville, it doesn't look too bad right now. temperatures are not too bad. 61 degrees in philadelphia. 62 right now in allentown. 60 in trenton. 59 in wilmington, 54 a little cooler in cape may. as we roll through the day, it gets nice, 57 degrees by 7:00. noon, 71 we see a high of 79 degrees we'll wait until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon to get there, very close to that between 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. this evening, on the parkway, 74 degrees by 7:00 p.m. a great night for the nfl draft to kick so -- kick off. you have a blocked road. >> reporter: it's for the nfl draft near spring garden and the benjamin franklin parkway.
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the benjamin franklin parkway way is closed outer drive and inner drive, as well. a few other closures you're dealing with for the nfl. adding to that today. we have the start of the penn relays. the first event is at 9:00 a.m. we'll see extra congestion on the schuylkill expressway. we saw that for the closures of the nfl draft we'll see delays on the ben franklin bridge, all the local roads in and around university city. expect big problems with the nfl draft and penn relays beginning today. we'll see volume on the roads. in addition to that we have a problem with an overturned tractor-trailer and fuel spill blocking 295 approaching 42. all lanes are blocked right there. you have to get off at exit 26 where traffic is being diverted this has been out of a little while, but a still a problem. >> this morning delaware state police are grieving the loss of
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one of their own, steven ballard was shot and killed yesterday. one of the suspects is barricaded florida home in middletown. investigators say ballard went to approach a suspicious vanna wawa parking lot in bear. one suspect got out and shot the corporal hitting him three times. the other suspect took off. that suspect is in the five hundred block of saint michael's farm in the brick mill development. jeanette reyes is live at the scene where the standoff has been going on for 15 hours, good morning, jennette. >> reporter: good morning, tam. this barricade now going on the 15th hour, as you mentioned. here, police trying to negotiate with the suspect so he can surrender, we are told he's been
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anything but cooperative firing multiple shots at police at one point. take a look at what's going on behind me, dozens of cars here, residents spending the night as they wait for the barricade swigs to end. i'm told a lot of nearby hotels have been booked because so many residents have not been able to return home. this is a strip mall not too far from the scene the 500 block of saint michael's drive in the brick mills development. there were reports of explosions that were heard that knocked the power out at this staging area. we're not sure if that has anything to do with the scene. late yesterday evening delaware state police used a explosion breaching charge at the front door of the home. i spoke to a resident on the phone in her home by herself not too far from the scene, she heard two dozen very loud
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explosions take a listen to what she had to say. >> i am hearing a whole lot of explosions, i just told karen i think since these explosions started we're up to 20. >> reporter: wow. >> some type of i don't know if it is gunshot or there are shooting something into the house. >> reporter: so, she tells me it seems they have it under control, but at this point it does not seem like the suspect will be surrendering to police. the residents plan to stay here as long as they need to to get back inside their homes. we'll report more as we learn it. >> delaware governor, john
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karen knee has -- carney ordered flags flown at half staff in honor steven ballard. you can check with more information. >> the man convict convicted of killing a pennsylvania state trooper was sentenced to death. he killed brian dixon and wounded another trooper in pike county, pennsylvania in 2014. >> a gymnast coach in gloucester county is accused of sex sexually assaulting two girls he was coaching. two assaults happened last month
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and two last year. he is being held without bail. a person is recovering after a serious crash in camden county. this was the scene at 10:00 p.m. from chopper 6 hd. first responders work to free a person from the car that is stuck under the semi. the crash in gloucester township. no word on what caused the crash. philadelphia has almost carried the ball across the endzone with the nfl draft starting tonight. precelebrations begin on the benjamin franklin parkway at noon. katherine scott joins us from that spot with a preview. >> reporter: good morning, matt we've been talking about it for months and the day has arrived. 200,000 people are expected to come to the three day event it all starts at noon today with fun and games along the parkway. remember everything is free except for what you buy in the
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nfl shop and concessions. >> i hope to get a couple of glimpses. >> reporter: today you can see the whole thing, starting at noon fans can have the nfl experience. you can get a nfl theater built on the steps of the art museum. >> we have many other tvs that are set up you can watch the draft from any given angle if you were not lucky enough to sit in the theater. >> reporter: workers were out on the benjamin franklin parkway putting finishing touches on the massive setup. at the franklin institute, selection square is ready to go, it's open to the public for the draft. >> there are viewing areas throughout the stage it's free and open to the public, it will open to coincide with the draft experience on the parkway. >> reporter: the eagles have the
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overall 14th pick tonight if you can't be in selection square or anywhere else along the parkway, watch from home, on prime time, espn at 8:00 p.m. we're live along the benjamin franklin parkway. >> if you're heading to the draft check out draft. you can take a look at the nfl draft experience activities and look at road closures, transit changes it's all there. >> residenter -- aren't we lucky, if this was tuesday you would be there with an umbrella. >> reporter: timing is great for nfl draft and penn relayses. it's dry across the region, which is nice, as we look outside, we have not a bad picture of the ben franklin bridge. we were concerned about patchy fog this morning, but we're not seeing across the region. while there could some cloud cover early, that will clear out
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and we'll wind up with no worse than partly sunny skies. it's cool as you step out the door. 61 degrees in philadelphia. in the lehigh valley in the low 60s at this early hour, same story in trenton. 59 in wilmington, upper 50s in millville, dover, mid 50s along the shore at cape may. satellite and radar shows you a little low-lying cloud cover, dancing around as the low pressure sweeps toward new england. we expect the return of a fairly good amount of sunshine. we'll call it partly sunny in the lehigh valley with full sun at times possible. 77 degrees it will be warmer up north as we go into the afternoon. at the shore, partly sunny and cool high of 64 degrees next to the cool ocean water, but not a bad day at the beach. in philadelphia partly sunny and warmer than the last couple of days. high of 79 degrees, winds out of the southeast at 7 to 14 miles per hour. a nice pleasant breeze at times,
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a nice afternoon ahead on the parkway. probably warm enough for cool drinks as you head to the draft. 68 degrees by 11:00 a.m. in case you're heading down there early to mill around and do the activities they have on the parkway. 77 degrees by 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., 78 with a high of 79 around 4:00, 4:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m., 71 degrees, 11:00 p.m. tonight, 68 on the parkway. if you're heading to the day baseball game wrapping up a short series with the marlins and phillies. looking good, nice and warm, 75 degrees for the first pitch, 79 in the 9th inning. overnight tonight there could be a passing shower most of the activity is done by the time we get into the morning commute. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high is 79 turning warmer in the afternoon. tomorrow, 82, warm, maybe a little bit more humid. saturday, warm, high of 87 degrees, a bit more humid
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there, it's got going to be oppressive, but it will be sticky if you exert yourself. there could be a shower around on saturday, and cloudy and cooler on sunday, 69 degrees, another shower possible south of philadelphia. warmer monday, 82 a thunderstorm can't be ruled out late in the day. tuesday and wednesday looking nice, both days highs in the low 70s, very pleasant conditions and really the next several days mostly pleasant another nice timing factor is the rain tonight looks like it will be after 11:00 p.m. and be done hopefully by early in the rush hour not a hinders to the draft. mother nature -- hinderance to the draft. a trip to the bathroom led to a passenger getting kicked off the flight. why the passenger was not allowed to stay on door. an update on a story how a young boy's wheelchair was stolen, see how generous
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deadly shooting of a delaware state trooper. the suspected gunman remains barricaded inside his home in middletown according to police. the man has fired multiple shots at officers from inside the house on michael's drive.
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this happened when corporal steven ballard was gunned down in bear, delaware. jeanette reyes will have more. >> let's go over to karen. >> reporter: the local vine, expect lots of congestion with all the closures with the nfl draft in place. we have a disabled vehicle popped up at rupert road a disabled vehicle causing a little bit of a problem. 295 northbound overturned tractor-trailer, a fuel spill. blocking traffic getting to 42. you cannot get from 295 to 42. this happened at the split. you have to exit off at exit 26. the burlington bristol bridge is
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open. head to the turnpike connector bridge instead. we're looking for a touch of fog, 2.5 in millville. for the most part we're looking at 5 to 10 miles per hour visibility. mild at 61 degrees, we're getting mild today, 79 under partly sunny skies, you'll see the sunshine again today, matt and tam. >> thank you karen. more news problems on a board a plane, this time a passenger said he was removed from the plane to use a bathroom before the plane took off. delta flight was heading from milwaukee to atlanta. the flight was delayed he couldn't wait any longer. after talking to two delta employees, he got off the plane. he did to the comply with the crews instructions, but the company did refund part of his
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ticket. >> amtrak is at the set to detl plans at new york penn station. there were several issues and delays at the country as busiest train station. amtrak is warning that it will create delays and cancellations. there was a disabled train and electrical problems in one of the tunnels. phillies face the marlins, michael franco hit his second grand slam of the month last month. the phillies beat the marlins, 7-4. their 5th straight win. that's comfortable long time.
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>> emergency crews received a surprise when they arrived at the rescue scene in australia. a child was stuck inside a toy
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vending machine. you can see his diaper and pants up against the glass and look at the thing next to it it says, out of orderer. the firefighters said the boys was having the time of his life playing with the toys inside. they opened the door and freed the child. no word if he got to have a child. >> considering he was in a diaper that was a contaminated environment they have to get rid of. >>dy see the owe did i see the claw? >> reporter: i can't believe you had three children how they survived. [laughter]. this is the platt bridge westbound traffic heading toward the left, no problems on 96th street. don't forget the septa bus detours, regional rails adding extra cars for the draft, they are encouraging everybody to take mass transit it will be
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tough driving around. >> reporter: on the big board and the bus stop we have partly cloudy skies, we have a chance of patchy fog we're not seeing a lot of that this morning, but there's an opportunity for it. we'll have numbers dipping in the upper 50s between 6 and 8:00 a.m. we're holding on to 60 degrees in philadelphia. light winds. 67 by degrees by 7:00 a.m. jumping to 71 by no one. high of 79 degrees by 4:00 p.m. we'll be close to it between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for 7:00 p.m., 74 degrees. very nice conditions across the region and tam at the airport, quickly let's take a look, we've got all green aircraft, no major delays, fog in boston and rain in chicago and jfk. >> going on to "healthcheck," new jersey education department is recommending that schools start later in the morning. the average start time is 8:00 a.m. which both the cdc and
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the american academy of pediatrics say is too early teenagers are not alert at that time of the day. it can contribute to poor grades. school districts that pushing back start times could lead to nightmares in the afternoon for buses and athletic scheduling and child care. >> bill cosby's youngest daughter is defending her father ahead of his upcoming trial. we'll be right back.
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live look at phl, don't go away, because today will be so great in the delaware and lehigh valleys. 5:28, 60 degrees, the day is full of sunshine. a young boy with cerebral palsiy will have a new wheelchair. a custom wheelchair was stolen from outside their home on tuesday. the woman who saw the story offered to pay for a new custom chair at any cost. >> it's overwhelming at how the
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city has reached out to just help me help my son. >> the wheelchair store expects the new chair to arrive by friday tomorrow, police are looking for who swiped it. they believe so-called scrapers may have taken the wheelchair thing it was set out. >> we'll have a live report on the state police mourn the death of one of their own as the suspect in the troopers killing is holed up in his home.
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>> developing on "action news," neighbors report hearing allowed blasts coming from a home where a suspect that killed a delaware state trooper is holed up. >> the sun will be shining on the penn relays and the nfl draft site. >> we're watching the nfl draft site, the transformation is
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almost done hours to go before the first pick. >> we have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast karen rogers is and he could, david murphy is on the clock right now. >> reporter: we have low-lying cloud cover you can see that on satellite. we have dry air around the region and sun early we expect the clouds to break up, in the afternoon, abundant sunshine, a nice day. we have half mile visibility in millville. cumberland county is seeing it fog. we're seeing fog in lancaster, everywhere else is looking good. keep in mind as you drive around, most of you don't have to worry about it. 61 degrees in philadelphia. 62 in allentown. similar number in reading and trenton. 59 in wilmington, as you get closures to the shore, low to mid 50s at this hour. as we roll through the day, we may slip a little bit by 7:00. so o


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