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>> good afternoon we have breaking news out of delaware, a
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nearly 20-hour standoff with the gunman who shot and killed a delaware state trooper has come to a dead lid end. deadly end. the gunman was killed after coming out of the house and engaging police. the standoff came after corporal stephen ballard was shot and killed in bear, delaware. chopper 6 hd was over the scene this morning. the house was heavily damaged during the police operation. all the windows and doors and parts of the walls are blown out. jeanette reyes joins us with details how the standoff came to an end. jennette. >> reporter: sarah it has been a morning of organized chaos is the best way to put it. some of the residents saying this is something out of a
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movie. for hours throughout the night and this morning, they heard gun shots and explosions and choppers overhead and loud bangs. it ended in the fatal shooting of the suspect. there's a lot of going on 3 hours after the suspect was shot and killed. in the distance you can see the crime scene tape up now. there are dozens of officials here some in camouflaged clothing and heavily armed, as well. they are taking in evidence that was left behind in the 20-hour barricade. we are in the neighborhood in the brick mills development. police in tactical units with armored vehicles that descend upon this normally quiet neighborhood and surrounded the home with the suspect was holed up since 2:00 p.m. yesterday. residents said it was too dangerous to come or go. separated families for several
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hours. one woman was in the home and heard nearly two dozen explosions go off and the sound of bull horn as police tried to convince the suspect to come out of his home. take a listen to what the residents heard at the time. take a listen to what they had to say. >> hotel on dover, on my way back, an officer who i know called and said it's over and that i'll be going to my house. >> we were so shook all night. it was scary, gunshots all night through the whole night. we didn't get any sleep. >> i am hearing a whole lot of the explosions. i just told karen i think since the explosions started we're up to 20. >> unfortunately he lost his life at the same time i feel
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very sorry for the officer who lost his lifeless. >> it seemed -- lost his life. it seemed that the officers tried to get the man to surrender. it seemed he was getting more and more aggressive. there was another shootout at 4:00 a.m. where he was shooting at police officers. a lot of residents telling me after all this is said and done, they are happy no one else was injured. as far as residents, the suspect said they don't know much about the family here. there will be a brerches -- press conference this afternoon we'll learn more about what happened this morning. jennifer joyce channel 6 "action news." >> law enforcement officials lined the road as corporal stephen ballard's body was moved from the delaware state medical examiner's office in wilmington heading to the funeral home. chopper 6 hd was over the scene here, as well, as the pro stion
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made its way -- procession made its way to the funeral you funeral home as corporal stephen ballard's body was taken into the funeral home. this unfolding right now. very sad time in the state of delaware. following the shooting death of corporal stephen ballard. at this point funeral arrangements have not yet been released. stay with us as we learn more about the gunman who killed copper -- corporal stephen ballard. the man accused of killing a state trooper in an ambush decided that he should be executed last night. he killed corporal bryon dixon and wounded another control during an assault on troupe
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barracks in 2014. the gates are open, the fans on the benjamin franklin parkway as we countdown to the nfl draft tonight. excitement building as the action approaches. our rick williams is live from eakens oval where the nfl draft experience opened a few minutes ago. hi, rick. >> reporter: hi, sarah, thank you, that's right mother nature must be a football fan because it is shaping up to be a beautiful day on the benjamin franklin parkway. the big moment finally here on the parkway. at noon just a few moments ago, the draft experience opened to the public officially and by the time all was said and done, 200,000 fans are expected for all the festivities. katherine scott is live for the festivities she has more on the excitement and the anticipation. katherine. >> reporter: hey, rick, that's right, the sun is shining, the gates are open, the fans can
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come on in, after at long last, the fun and festivities have begun on the parkway. the fun on the draft way stakes to the stage tonight. always preparations were in their final stages on the parkway, nfl commissioner roger goodell appeared in center city along with ron jaworski, they hosted a breakfast fors for season ticketholders. crews are bustling around the parkway to make sure all the final details are set in the largest outdoor events ever produced by the nfl. more than 200,000 people are expect overred the next three days, president and ceo of the philadelphia convention and visitor's bureau said the economic impact is significant. >> we're talking about folks n the hotels and restaurants,
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cultural attraction, taxi cabs and shops and retail. we're looking at $80 million. >> reporter: there's much to do on the parkway, kick a field goal, vince lombardi trophy will be in the case to snap photos. >> if you're a football fan or sports fan to come down to the free festival, to take part in your city. i hope people will come down, i know people are very excited about it. >> this is a good look for me, it's a good look for you, it's one of the many photo ops along the parkway. a lot of fun to be had on the parkway, remember it is free. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> looking good katherine,
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thank you. now that the draft experience is opened, the countdown is on to the actual draft tonight we have a countdown clock in the corner of the screen. there is less than 8 hours before round one begins in the theater behind me. the draft itself is an involved process with each team scrambling for the best players. tonight 32 up encoming athletes will earn their tickets to the pros. when the draft gets underway, one team will always be on the clock for the first round each team gets ten minutes to submit their selection. they can go over, but that clears the way for the next team to pick before them. the order is determined by worst to less. the eagles pick 14th. they traded the 1st pick away to cleveland for the opportunity to
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pick up carson wentz. they regrained a first round pick when they send sam bradford to the vikings. once the name is written down on the card at selection square it's the official pick and the draft clock resets. if someone is chosen, the nfl has their new jersey and hat right away. we've prospect at the draft has their last name written in every teen font so it can be screened on a jersey immediately. it is handle to the commissioner by a season ticketholder hand picked by the team. as the rounds go on, each team gets less time. by the end of the draft on saturday, 253 new players will be picked for the nfl. so, needless to say the nfl has come a long way, it used to be a
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back room affair now it's a three day rating bonanza. will they pick offense or go defense? ducis rogers, and jeff skeverski, and jamie episcopo will be breaking it down at 3:00 p.m. members of the martin luther king high school football team will help present the eagles first draft pick tonight. the action cam was in jearmt yesterday for their -- germantown yesterday for their spring workout. ten guys will be on the stage tomorrow night and the entire team will be there to watch. >> so many have as to play nfl football. it's a great opportunity, great exposure for the program.
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>> reporter: and the coach said it will be a great reward for the players who have been working hard did you -- during f season. let's look at sky6 live hd live along the parkway, if you're heading this way for all the nfl draft kickoff festivities, you're in luck, it's turning out to be a warnedful day -- wonderful day, summer-like conditions, dress warmly. let's turn it back to david murphy. >> reporter: there's no question i wanted to do this report outside. we have sunshine and high clouds, take a look at satellite. we had thicker, lower clouds in this morning, we told you that the sun would return and now we're seeing that. brighter shades of lighted clouds over philadelphia and points north those are high, thin clouds to allow sunshine in. temperatures are reacting. 74 degrees currently in philadelphia. even in allentown.
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71 same thing in reading. 70 in trenton. 71 in wilmington. it's down the shore where the winds is coming in off the ocean. there you see the winds calm in philadelphia. we're not expecting much today somewhere 7 to 14-mile an hour range during most of the afternoon. as we head down to the parkway get ready for the round one later tonight. it looks like it's going to stay gorgeous. 2:00 p.m., 77. 4:00 p.m., 80 that will be the high right around there. 6:00 p.m., 77 degrees and even if you're languaging out later on the park -- hanging out on the parkway later tonight it's comfortable, 11:00 p.m., 68 degrees. it gets warmer for the next days of the draft in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. i'll let you know how warm. looking down there now, right? >> feeling good, david. back on the parkway excitement is buildings as the first of many fans are converging on the
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parkway for the nfl draft experience it has not been here in philadelphia since the 60s. excitement is building in the city of brotherly love. we'll have more at 1:30 p.m. on eakens oval. >> reporter: before you head to the draft check out draft. get a list of restricted items and the road closures and the nfl activities. coming up on "action news" at noon, changes coming to united airline. the results of an internal review after video of this man being dragged off the flight went viral. we just moved into this house
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>> it is oval in the middle of the nfl draft experience we're getting you as close as possible for the draft theater right behind me, 8 stories of open air theater. that's where all the excitement will be at 8:00 p.m. when the cleveland browns will make the first pick. the eagles pick 14th. the doors are open to all the fans, they are starting to converge here, as well. it will be a busy day along the parkway for the next three days. let's look at sky6 live hd of the parkway just to show you how
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busy it is. look at all the different tents and all the activities going on as we countdown to the draft. we have the imienl -- combine corner, locker room replicas. hundreds of thousands of people will be here from all over the county to take part in this nfl draft experience. they are calling it the disney world for the football fans. we'll be here throughout date with all the excitement and much more from eakens oval. back to you. >> reporter: thank you. united airlines is taking steps to i void situations similar -- to avoid situations similar to when a man was dragged off one of its overbooked planes. the report calls for ten updated
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policy limited use ever law enforcement, increasing customer compensation for voluntary denied boarding. some changes have been implemented while others will roll out soon. "action news" will be right back.
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the accuweather forecast. we're warming up. >> reporter: we are, and just in time, too, it would the not be quite as nice on the parkway. double scan live showing you we are dry. as we go outside on sky6 live hd. pleasant of sunshine. there are high, thin clouds, but the sunshine is breaking through the clouds. the temperatures is responding. 74 degrees in philadelphia. the winds were running east/southeast. right now they are calm in the city most of us you and he and - experiencing a light wind. 70 in trenton, 72 in millville. 58 in cape may. satellite and radar shows you how we had low, thick cloud cover that has dissipated. now the higher thinner stuff is letting sunshine through.
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we're going for mostly sunny skies. 77 degrees is a nice high in the lehigh valley. down the shore, cooler, 64 in a lot of spots. 65, 66 in some communities on the water partly sunny, overall. we'll call it partly sunny in philadelphia with the understanding there will be a fair amount of sunshine most of the day it will be mixing with thin clouds. 80 degrees is the high. there's winds on the light side. if you're heading to the penn relay all day event going on on in the city. 75 by 1:00 p.m., 78 by 3:00 p.m. if you're heading to the penn relays or phillies game going up to 80 after that game. after all the stuff is done and the penn relay packs up for the day, we could see an overnight shower by 6:30 a.m. a little bit
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of that could be around. i will be back on the rain early tomorrow morning tracking any lingering showers and let you know if it is raining when you head out the door. 63 degrees overnight tonight. cloudy skies and shower passing. we have phillies baseball, nfl draft and the penn relay, cool drinks and sunscreen not a bad idea today. warm on friday, 82. 87 degrees for the final day of the draft and the relays there's the possibility of a late shower warm and humid. we're looking at a back door front out of new england on sunday, that clouds us up 69 degrees, maybe a shower south of philadelphia. monday a cold front comes at us, we zoom up ahead of that to 82. there's an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. tuesday and wednesday both are looking very nice. >> quick break, much more "action news" when we come right
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back. hello again, i'm sarah
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bloomquist. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30. the man suspected and shooting delaware state police corporal, stephen ballard is dead. we're live on the scene of the
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standoff which lasted for hours. we'll be at the nfl draft site and rick williams will join us in a moment. now the detailsed standoff is over -- details, the standoff is over and the suspect is dead in the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a delaware state trooper. chopper 6 hd was over the scene in middletown delaware where the suspect who was not been identified engaged police in a standoff that lasted 20 hours. the windows of the home blown out with explosives used by police. john rawlins is live at the delaware state police barracks in glasgow with the latest. >> reporter: sarah hopefully we'll get a briefing at trooper 2 where flags are already at half staff. police willel


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