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overturned truck that you see right here in the middle of your screen. it happened about an hour ago at the i-95 split. now, traffic is being diverted currently onto the route 141 ramp. police expect i-495 south to be shut down for awhile and they are urging commuters obviously to avoid this area. we'll get an update for you in a few minutes with the "action news" traffic report. monday night. we're also following a tragic discovery today in wilmington, delaware. >> that's where two young children were found dead in their family's apartment. now police are questioning the boy's mother to figure out how they died. >> "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist live at the scene on west ninth street. sarah. >> reporter: well, rick and monica, crime scene investigators just took down the yellow tape a short time ago. they have been here through most of the day looking for evidence. at this point we know this. early this morning they discovered two small boys dead inside an apartment here in the 800 block of west ninth street. it appears they may have
drowned. the boys' mother is in custody being questioned. >> i feel bad for the babies more so anything innocent lives. >> reporter: neighbors were stunned and sickened to hear what was unfolding inside an apartment on the 800 block of west ninth street this morning as investigators put up a line of blankets to block the view from onlookers. >> this is a terrible situation. it's sad. it's overwhelming. it's just crazy, crazy out here. >> reporter: just after 8:30 the mother of two small boys, the first a few months old the second about five years old, called 911 and asked that someone come check on her children. officers arrived to find the boys dead inside the home. they also smelled a strong odor of gas. >> at that time the officers determined to make sure to protect the scene protect everybody that lived in the building, they evacuated the building opened up all the doors to make sure it was safe to go back in. >> reporter: when they did go back in they got a better look at the children's' bodies. wilmington's police chief said
it appears the boys drowned but he did not give additional details. >> we don't know right now if it was from gas but it might be from a drowning at this time but the investigation continues and there's more to come. >> reporter: the boys' mother was taken into custody for questioning. we asked the chief if he would call her a suspect. >> yes, definitely is the person that has the authority over the house at this time is always considered a suspect. we have to rule everything out before we make that determination and we're interviewing all parties and witnesses at this time. >> i'm just like in disbelief because she seemed like a happy mom. she seemed like a very well parent not saying that she isn't. thing happen. people go through things mentally and no one knew where she was at this morning when she woke up. >> reporter: police are providing few additional details at this point. we hope to get more information in the hours and days ahead. live in wilmington, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> thank you sarah.
breakingt of the germantown section of philadelphia now. we have just learned john b kelly elementary school will be closed again tomorrow. the district said the final stages of a mold cleanup are not yet complete so they have to keep the doors closed another day. classes have been canceled since last thursday when traces of mold were found in several classrooms. officials are blaming ventilation issues and damage from condensation. >> ♪ >> new information tonight about a violent attack on a woman in delaware county. police now say the victim was sexually assaulted on her way to much today catch the bus. they still haven't caught the mon responsible. john rawlins is live at the scene of the crime in chester with the latest. john. >> reporter: hi, rick. well, victim's family members have been posting photographs like this one in and around the area of the man that's believed responsible, the area being 23rd, 24th and province avenue. the belief is he's probably local, he's been described as in his early 20's, light
complected about 5-foot 11 to 6-foot one, maybe even a little taller than that and as of friday morning he had a shotgun which he was carrying around which he doesn't have anymore. >> october 13th, right around 4:00 a.m., we received a call from a female reporting a obbery and sexual assault. >> reporter: the victim's intention to cut through this parking lot on her way to the 23rd and providence of a septa stop to catch a bus to work. but in the parking lot, she is confronted by this man who forced her to a nearby fence line adjacent to 24th street. >> he had a shotgun, took her to an area, with the intention of doing a robbery. stole her cell phone, a samsung cell phone. >> reporter: then chief james nolan said the assailant forced the victim into a sexual act. the man threw away his gun. 2000 processed for dna. news of the crime and that the man responsible is still at
large on the minds much a young neighbor who catches the bus for work. >> i catch the 109 right there on the corner four something in the morning that's crazy. i'm glad -- i'm having my boyfriend walk with me. >> many long time residents upset by how brazen the gunman was. >> crime is everywhere but as far as it escalating to someone walking around way shotgun not caring if an authority figure sees them or not it's mind boggling. >> reporter: some have wondered if this man had as attacked before. >> at this point no, but if this is the first time that something like this happened we would like to stop it now. >> reporter: family of the victims -- family members of the victim say she's in her 60's. they don't want to be any more specific than that. they say as long as this man is at large it can happen again. we are going to post the video again at 6abc.com so you can take a closer look. both the family and the police
are urging folks if they have any tips or leads to call the chester police. live in chester, john rawlins channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, john, thank you. in other news tonight there could be new fallout from the nfl as former san francisco quarterback colin kaepernick files a grievance against the league. the ex49ers star took a knee last season during the national anthem sparking a protest controversy and he's accusing all team owners of conspiring to keep him off the field. as a direct response the philadelphia branch of the naacp and other groups are calling for a boycott of the upcoming nfl games including next monday's eagles game at the linc against the redskins. >> we support their efforts to bring attention to and shed light upon the devastating police brutality that has impacted the black community for so very long. >> all of this comes as the nfl considers how top respond to players who take part in any form of anthem protest.
the team owners will discuss the issue tomw york. >> a prestigious honor is being given out tonight in center city long time u.s. republican senator john mccain will receive the liberty medal. former vice president joe biden will present mccain that award for his lifetime of a live look sacrifice to the at the nional constitution center. the stage is set. performers and speakers have been going through sound checks. 6abc is the broadcast partnere . you can see it live at 7:00 on our web site 6abc.com and a special rebroadcast of that ceremony will air at 1:00 p.m. this sunday on 6abc. >> all right. turning now to the accuweather forecast,nally feeling more like fall outside with the coolest temperatures of the season so far today. let's look live right now sky6 showing you a pretty picture of the ben franklin bridge and i-95, the delaware river. meteorologist cecily tynan tracking the latest conditions
and finally getting a chance to turn the air conditioning off cecily. that was nice. >> you you may want to put the heat on tonight. it's finally feeling like fall. you need a jacket if you step outside. right now the temperature in philadelphia 59 degrees and you can see areas up to the north only in the 40's in syracuse in burlington. we've got wind out of the northwest behind a cold front that's slipped through. that brought us a lot of clouds earlier today but now you can see the clouds are really thinning out from philadelphia and areas to the west. still lots of clouds across south jersey and delaware but they'll continue to push out as we head through the evening hours. and then get ready for the coolest night since may eighth. overnight low dropping down to 35 in the cooler suburbs, about 43 degrees for center city. the coldest night of the season so far so a good idea if you have some tomato plants you may want to cover them up because we do have frost advisories, the first of the season posted for the far north and west counties, also
the pine barrens of new jersey for patchy frost developing but after tonight temps will gradually warm as we head through the week. i'll talk about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. back to you. >> cecily we'll see you back inside. thank you. as always you can keep up with changes to the forecast any time right on your phone or tablet. that includes realtime views from storm tracker6. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. >> the trump administration is revealing more about its plans to slash corporate tax rates. according to the white house, the average u.s. household would get an extra $4,000 a year. that number though was met with skepticism from tax experts who say the math is flawed. today trump said he and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell are working together on tax overhaul. and we'll have more on a joint news conference they held this afternoon coming up for you at 5:30. more than 60 percent of vises in businin philadelphia have reported a revenue loss as a result of the new beverage tax according to alan
butkovitz. butkovitz says the beverage tax has needlessly impacted specific businesses in the city. >> the city could have achieved the same revenues and also funded many of its promised programs by sustaining the wage tax at its currents rate instead of the bait and switch that took place with the beverage tax. >> we asked mayor jim kenney's office for a comment. they said "philadelphia residents and the entire business community support the reduction of the wage tax because unlike the soda tax it is a tax that ever yes one has to pay and it suppresses job growth and business attraction to philadelphia." >> hopefully rush hour of monday nig too taxing as we check our "action news" traffic report now. >> find to go to matt pelman. >> you might need a beverage when you're finished with it rick and monica. we have a major mess. it's the overturned tree trimming truck and the accident involving the flatbed
tractor-trailer with some fuel spilled out of. that's why you see the sand all over the road. all unfolding in the southbound lanes of 495 approaching 95 near new castle county and all this southbound traffic coming out of wilmington on 495 is being forced off here at 141. let's check the speeds on the maps because they're not so hot right now. you're looking at single digit speeds as you come southbound from 12th street headed down toward the 95 merge along 495. let's hit the maps, check those speeds. single digits on 495 southbound and at this point, there we go, 3 miles per hour as you head southbound toward that accident scene. also dropping on 95 'cause people are getting word and so they're heading over there instead in a spot that would normally be busy but that's still going to be the better bet or stick with 13 locally through wilmington. on 95 in philadelphia we had a northbound crash approaching the vine. it's now completely gone but still extra heavy coming north of the walt whitman bridge hib and a reallier is use wreck on 95 in the new jersey,
overturned truck outer lanes blocked. if you're headed to new york expect delays. we'll cck monica, in the next half hour. >> see you then. thank you, matt. much more still ahead on "action news" tonight at 5:00 including a look at the new and improved dining options at philadelphia international airport. >> plus, a large oil platform explodes on the water in louisiana. we're following the desperate search for a missing worker. >> one mother is trying to prevent teen suicide with a new yoga program for young students. find out more about her mission to promote mental wellness starting in elementary school when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪ eligible for medicare?
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>> the devastating wildfires in northern california have claimed another life. a man driving a water truck was killed in a crash near one of the blazes in napa valley bringing the death toll from the fires to 41. despite that tragedy, crews are now making progress against the flames and 50,000 evacuees have been allowed to return home over the last few days. officials expect more evacuation orders to be lifted before the night is over. the coast guard is still looking for a worker who disappeared when a large oil platform exploded on a lake in louisiana. the blast happened last night at maintenance was being done on the platform located about
13 miles away from new orleans. police say seven other people were injured with three of the victims in critical condition. officials have been scouring the area f missing contractor. they have not found any visible signs of pollution so far. >> for the first time ever, scientists have witnessed the spectacular collision of two newt tron stars. take a look. nasa created this animation to explain what happened when two stars roughly the size of chicago entered a death spiral if you will and then crashed into each other. the impact unleashed more energy than what our sun has emitted in our entire life time. it also scattered heavy elements like platinum and gold across the universe. nasa says the event is a watershed moment ushering in a new era of astronomy. >> turning to health check tonight. there is evidence that exposure in the womb to pollution could shorten our lives. doctors found babies born to
women exposed to pollution had fewer telomeres. the doctors blame fine particle pollution. it's known to cause serious health damage in adults such as heart disease. >> a young woman trying to prevent young suicide in her district through yoga take your right leg and put it over your left. >> she's a certified yoga instructor. after 14 suicides in the last three school years wilson thought yoga might improve mental wellness among students. once a week she leads a class showing fourth and fifth graders how to release stress through yoga. >> get stressed a lot and it helps me with that. >> it helps me calm down when i haveustrations or worries. >> you don't have all of that anger if it's stored up in you. sadness. >> good to know the kids also do journals and talk about what's going on in their lives. although the the suicides were
among older students wilson says you are never too young for good mental health. >> comupo11:00 in a matter of months penn acce marijuana. and one of the companies license herein fifty eightd "action -- invited "actin news" for a exclusive look at one of their facilities. >> reporter: "action news" takes you inside illinois' largest medicinal marijuana grow operation that's coming to pennsylvania. >> great for nausea, depression. >> reporter: inside these walls at a confidential location $2.5 million worth of cannabis is being grown. why advocates say it could be good for our state. >> and what those studies are actually showing is that there's a reduction in opioid abuse in states that have medical cannabis programs. >> reporter: we asked about critics concerns that marijuana has no legitimate medical purpose. >> it's a slippery slope its dangerous. >> reporter: what you can expect on "action news" tonight at 11:00.
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anyone can use. they are there of course to simply let you search the internet but you can also order food from the restaurants with them. the food will be delivered right to your table. this is just the first phase of a $30 million project to revamp terminal b. >> well, crews are tearing apart the boardwalk in ocean city tonight using heavy equipment to remove the entire structure so it can be replaced. the work is being done between tenth and and 12th streets. this is the final phase of a five year rebuilding project. it's expected to be completed by next spring. >> 10 remaining celebrities on "dancing with the stars" will perform tonight as characters from their favorite disney movies. the show will celebrate disney through the years from the 1920's until now. and at the end of the night of course one couple will be eliminated. watch two hours of "dancing with the stars" starting at 8:00 and then stay tuned for an all new the good doctor at 10:00 followed by "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ i no longer live with
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>> ♪ >> time for the accuweather forecast monday night. >> meteorologist cecily tynan here to tell us how the week ahead is looking. hello. >> it's starting very cool. >> okay. >> a lot of people complaining it hasn't felt like fall. well, tonight may feel a little bit like winter. >> oh, boy. >> okay. >> feast or famine. >> exactly. let's head over to the "action news" weather center and really great looking sky6 shot of the commodore barry bridge. you can see our skies are
clearing out very nicely. the sun is reflecting off the bridge and we will see a good amount of sunshine through the week. but tonight we're starting off very chilly. so, the accuweather highlights will show you that tonight will be the coldest night of fall so far. the clouds we had earlier today are exiting and now right through the week we're talking about a lot of sunshine. it's high pressure in control of our weather right into next weekend. so, if you look at this, the chance of rain right through the week into the weekend 0 percent chance so this is a good time to go ahead and get that car washed because things will be dry right through the week. temperatures now are dropping. our high officially for the day came shortly after midnight in the 70's but now we're in the 50's, philadelphia 59, allentown 57, cape may the same, wilmington 61 and the poconos down to 47 degrees and it's pretty breezy out there. wind speeds out of the northwest generally about 10 to 15 miles per hour. but the winds will be dying down overnight.
the skies continue to clear and that will allow temperatures to really drop. so, satellite and radar showing after all the clouds this morning, you can see how the clouds are continuing to push to the east. still a lot of clouds east of philadelphia. we are clear west and that will continue to push to the east as we head through the evening hours. so, skies clearing tonight. it's going to be cold. overnight low 43 in philadelphia, cape may 44, allentown 35, reading 36 and lancaster 37 degrees so, there will be some patchy frost developing in some of our northwest counties. the pine barrens of new jersey and then tomorrow a cool start to the day. actually stays cool all day long but look at the icons. you can see nothing but sunshine, temperatures struggling to climb up into the low 60's. the average high for this time of the year is 67 so temperatures well below average. so, future tracker showing by wednesday at 4 o'clock you can see we already begin to warm up pretty nicely, up to 70 degrees and we'll continue to gradually warm as we head through the week again with loads of sunshine. so, the five day at 5:00
showing tomorrow it's cool but it's bright and sunny. don't forget the sunglasses this week. you'll need them. 61 degrees tomorrow. wednesday up to 72. thursday 73. friday 74. and saturday up to 76 degrees. adam will let you know if it keeps warming into next week coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast guys. pretty nice looking forecast. >> absolutely. >> thank you cecily. >> thank you. >> much more "action news" coming your way. stick around. we'll be right back. >> okay. paulsboro's a very proud community.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. despite the recent tension and turmoil president trump and republican majority leader mitch mcconnell say they are a united front and ready to work together. also decision day is near for convicted child molester jerry sandusky. what a judge overseeing his appeal announced today. a delaware woman behind bars charged in a confrontation that sent a man to the hospital with several stab wounds. >> now the details. president trump and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell say they are fighting for the same thing. the two spoke in the rose garden today following a closely scrutinized luncheon at the white house. both leaders say their top
priority is tax reform. abc's janai norman live in washington, d.c. tonight with more on their to do list. good evening. >> reporter: monica, good evening to you. despite the president having been highly critical of mitch mcconnell, the two say they're on the same page and working to accomplish the same goal. a show of unity in the rose garden. >> my relationship with this gentleman is outstanding, has been outstanding. >> reporter: the president previously used twitter to criticize mitch mcconnell. even before lunch president trump sympathized with his former chief strategist steve bannon who has vowed to wage war on the gop establishment and mitch mcconnell. >> i understand how steve bannon feels. i understand. >> reporter: they are not getting the job done. >> reporter: a few hours after saying some in the republican party should be
ashamed of theirself the president changed his tune. >> this man is going to get it done and i think long before anybody else and i think it's going to be a great healthcare. >> reporter: the apparent contradiction. they want to tackle tax reform and protection for dreamers. the president wants all this as they fill need to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling. >> obviously passing the budget which enables tax reform and tax reduction comes next. >> reporter: and president trump says he and mitch mcconnell are closer than ever before and he says democrats are also extremely unified slamming them for being what he calls obstructionist. reporting live from washington, janai norman channel6 "action news." monica, back to you. >> thank you jenae. army sergeant bowe bergdahl entered a guilty plea on charges of desertion. bergdahl was captured by taliban forces after walking away from his post afghanistan
eight years ago. he was held captive for five years before a prisoner swap brought him home back in 2014. bergdahl entered a plea today without striking a deal with prosecutors. he now faces life in prison when he's sentenced later this month. world news tonight with david muir will have more on sergeant bergdahl's guilty plea as well as president trump's meeting with mitch mcconnell. you can watch all of that following "action news" at 6:00. >> back here we are just a few hours away from the presentation of the 2017 liberty medal and this year's recipient is arizona senator john mccain. let's take a live look outside of the national constitution center where tonight's ceremony will take place. senator mccain is being honored for his long service as well as his championing for veterans rights. former vice president joe biden will bestow the honor on senator mccain tonight here at the national constitution center. 6abc will stream it live at
7 o'clock on 6abc.com and a special rebroadcast of the ceremony will air at 1 o'clock this sunday afternoon on 6abc. >> we are still trying to learn the name of a motorcyclist killed in a crash along the schuylkill expressway overnight. it happened about midnight near the university city exit. pennsylvania state police say the motorcyclist collided with a car and that collision threw the rider from the bike. the driver of the car stopped at the scene. it's not clear yet if charges will be filed. from our delaware news room, this is carolyn pemberton. she's now behind bars on $50,000 bail for allegedly stabbing a man early saturday morning. it happened in a home in the 800 block of dalham road in newark. officers responded to a 911 call to the home and found the 28-year-old victim with several stab wounds to the chest. they recovered a knife believed to have been used. the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and was released the next day. >> the judge presiding over the jerry sandusky case will
announce two major decisions on wednesday. sandusky is asking for a new trial for his 45 counts of child abuse to be thrown out. today the judge said he will issue his opinion at noon. the former penn state coach says his lawyers did not adequately represent him during trial. he also claims prosecutors did not share information about victims changing stories. the trial is expected to begin today for a man charged in a robbery that led to a standoff with police in delaware county. quasi hudson is accused of trying to rob a cvs on baltimore avenue in media back in may. police say he forced employees into a bathroom and then barricaded himself inside the store. no one was hurt in the incident. >> a suspected thief took his crime to the next level in north philadelphia. take a look at this surveillance video from last thursday. you saw he lowered himself into j and s hookah lounge on germantown avenue through a hole in the ceiling. police say he got in through
the back door on the second floor and then dropped through that hole to the first floor. for all of the trouble the suspect went through, though, he eventually left without taking anything. two young men are accused of vandalizing a montgomery county school. state police say vulgar language and swastikas defaced the windows at upper perkiomen high school. the damage was found october 7th. 19-year-old alex mercon and 18-year-old jake buck were arrested and charged in the case. >> men and women who at one point in their lives spent time in jail were given a chance at a new start today. 25 people graduated from a six week training program with uplift. the nonprofit based in south jersey offers a reentry workforce program. this time around each graduate was guaranteed a job at one of the philadelphia area brown's supermarkets. today's graduation celebration was held at a church in the cedarbrook section of philadelphia. >> time right now for a check of that "action news" traffic report monday night.
>> for that we go to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center and a lot going on on a monday night. >> we would like to uplift the speeds but i don't think it's going to happen until we can get 495 southbound reopened here in newport rick and monica. it's still blocked at this point but they are making some progress on this nasty crash. that's the tree trimming truck right there that was on its side. it's now upright. please disregard the black and green lines across the screen. otherwise have that -- there we go. have that other truck involved with the fuel spill. there's a lot of sand on the road. again they're making progress but at this point all southbound lanes of 495 do remain blocked. all traffic is forced off onto 141 so you're looking at speeds like 4 miles per hour as you come down from 12th street and come out of wilmington this afternoon. a lot of people are detouring over to 95 southbound which is what you should do but it is crowded there now. also busy on the northbound side because of that work zone that's been out there for about a week at talley road. you can use 13 through the city. it's going to be busy there and with the traffic lights it will take awhile but at least
you'll be getting by. meanwhile here in center city, this is the vine street expressway eastbound side by 23rd street as you head toward broad. another second disabled vehicle of the afternoon taking out the right lane as you come away from the schuylkill so that's jamming things up. have a crash in havertown near the post office route one township line road at earing ton road. heading north towards new york watch out a nasty crash involving an overturned truck on the northbound turnpike. that's 95 north of exit 10 up near perth amboy. outer drivers blocked. you can expect some big delays. rick and monica, back over to you. >> matt, thank you again. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" tonight he's abc's funny man jimmy kimmel. he's taking the show to his hometown brooklyn. >> also a cooking lesson. these students learned the basics about healthy and easy/from a philadelphia pro. we'll show you. >> meteorologist adam joseph
tracking the latest in the weather center. >> chill. >> not on the menu. >> i like the kind you can eat. >> i like the free kind. >> you like the -- anything free. [laughter] >> chilly in respect to the weather here tonight. we have a frost advisory for parts of the area. right now only in the 50's in fact that is quite a drop from this time yesterday by 13 degrees in philadelphia. we'll talk about the frost and a big warmup as well in that seven-day forecast. >> free kind. and in sports eagles are not on the field today but they're still busy. jaime apody with details coming up in a live report with sports when "action news" comes right back.
>> this week on 6abc jimmy kimmel takes his late night show to his hometown of brooklyn new york promising lots of surprises. >> alicia vitarelli went to brooklyn to catch up with him. he's a who the. >> he's a great guy. speaking of family he brought his wife and all four kids with him. we dished about his star-studded roster of guests. the emotional moments he's had in recent monologues and of course his brooklyn roots. >> this is my son's first trip and, you know, my aunt and uncle live here and we have a lot of relatives so we'll catch up with everybody. >> when the kimmels come to
town it's pretty much one big family reunion. and let's be honest when it comes to family, jimmy has been getting pretty emotional lately. taking on tough personal topics like healthcare in the wake of his infant son's congenital heart disease. >> no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life. >> he's been addressing everything from gun control to politics. >> you're using your platform to talk to people and to open a conversation. >> well, i think, you know, it is a talk show and so i felt like i had no choice. >> but for this homecoming week kimmel assures us he'll be crying happy tears. >> this week will be if anything, tears of joy with, you know, some of my all time favorites who are kind enough to come and david letterman has not done a talk show since he retired. >> he's like your icon so this is a big moment. >> yes, for sure. >> also set to appear on this stage at the brooklyn academy of music's opera house a true new york lineup billy joel
tony bennett howard stern amy schumer. >> we have a couple of surprises, too. >> we like surprises. >> good surprises. >> i couldn't resist asking whether he might travel a few extra miles down the turnpike and surprise us here in philadelphia. take your show on the road bring it down. >> you do have a kimmel center. you know, listen, i mean -- >> kind of obvious. >> it was nice of you to name that after me. >> ha ha. at least i tried, right? jimmy kimmel kicks off his week of live shows in brooklyn tonight at 11:35 right after "action news" at 11:00 with jim gardner and you guys, he's so great. he's had so many personal moments on television. he's really shared his heart and his soul. he says it's all about keeping it real. >> all right. look forward to it. thank you. >> absolutely, thank you so much. time for sports now. the eagles are off today but that doesn't mean they're not keeping busy. >> that's for sure. jaime apody live in center city with more on the birds. hey, jamie. >> reporter: hey there rick and monica. yeah, malcolm jenkins he didn't play football today but
oh boy is he doing a lot of other work really good work in the community. we are here today at your event at union trust in the city, blitz bow ties and bauble. >> bourbon. >> bourbon. i forgot the bourbon which is for good reason. what are we doing here tonight? you're raising money for a wonderful cause and you're going to help educate our youth. is there anything better. >> this is our fourth annual fundraiser we do here in philadelphia and the biggest thing is we want to have good time. we bring a bunch of eagles out we have a live auction live band a bunch of my favorite restaurants cater a lot of bourbon, bourbon tasting but it's an opportunity for us to spread light on our summer theme program that we have here in philadelphia and partnership with drexel. we takes kids out of west philadelphia and bring them onto the campus of drexel and run them a steam program which is basically stem but we add arts and athletic, things they
use on a daily whether it be music art sports we show them how you actually have technology and engineering that play a big part in that and we were able to cap that off this year by taking them to the novacare complex and showing them all the sports science things and they go into our train, our rest recovery. when they watch games they understand the technology that's behind it all and that's one of the things that we couldn't do without all of our partners in these fundraisers and fulton bank is our sponsors. we want to give an opportunity for people to know what we're doing in the community so we can continue our commitment to philadelphia. >> the malcolm jenkins foundation does good work and these kids are going to see some great football on the field right now, too. you guys are five and one, you're the toast of the nfc and it's spectacular and doing it behind carson wentz who is having a spectacular second season. what do you see for him. >> the biggest thing is the maturation process is fun to watch. he came in to the league
already talented. he was fun to watch last year. he just is an exciting player. he's creating plays with his legs. he's got the big arm to throw down field. and the biggest thing we're seeing now in year two that wasn't there in year one is his decision making. and as long as he's taking care of the football, not only on offense but our team is a lot more productive especially in the last two games he's done that. he's taken care of the football, has given us opportunities on defense, given us opportunities on offense to just be patient and make the big plays when they come 'cause he's going to do that. that's one thing we've learned. he's going to make plays. the biggest thing is making sure we manage the game correctly and never sht ourselves in the foot. >> i think the most fun thing for eagles [inaudible] for instance, after last win, you know where i'm going with this. >> i see where this is going. >> uh-huh. >> a little video surfaced of you have in the locker room. quite the dance moves. ronald darby leaked it. tell me about that? what got
into you. >> that's actually an every game appearance. so, it's one of those things that we're having fun. it's just like you said it's one of those things it's hard to win in this league, we work really hard and so focused throughout the week that we love to enjoy ourselves on game day not only after game but during the game we're having a blast and we got so many guys that have been contributing to these wins, so many injuries, so much adversity and to still be sitting here at five and one it's a good feeling and so, you know, it probably won't be the last time you see a couple locker room dances. >> it will never get old malcolm you know that. >> yeah, i've gotten a lot of feedback from it and i'm pretty sure nobody will get tired of that feeling. >> malcolm jenkins the foundation doing wonderful work at union trust and we'll show you a little bit about what they're doing a little bit later at 6:00 and tonight at 10:00 and 11. ooh: back to you guys. >> thank you jamie and malcolm. love that dancing. more than a thousand students in philadelphia and camden will take part in a new
after school cooking program led by one of the best chefs in our area. mark vetri teamed up with glaxo smith line to launch the vetri cooking lab engaging kids on hands-on cooking and nutrition activities. at the announcement at the tanner duckery school in north philadelphia students got a lesson on how to make sweet and savory quesadillas. stream 4k movies and shows. how do you know so much about tv and internet? the internet. right. streaming is only as good as your internet. so get the best internet - with the 100% fiber-optic network - get fios - now just $79.99 per month for fios gigabit connection plus tv and phone.
>> time for the accuweather forecast. meteorologist adam joseph is here talking about the cooler temperatures. >> chilly start for the weekend. yesterday was humid. we'll warm thing up after a very cold start to our tuesday morning so we turn things around. as we take a look at the action cam in camden at the aquarium this afternoon and there you can see that thick cloud cover ahead. those clouds really stubborn this weekend going into the beginning of the work week but they're just about to break apart. in fact as we take a look at sky6 live right now, the ben franklin bridge, there over the delaware river, we're dealing with a good amount of sunshine now. the front continues to push away and that's going to usher in not only a clear sky but also that very cold air. 57 right now allentown, 58 in trenton, 59 in philadelphia. the same for millville, dover, cape may both coming in in the upper 50's and as we speed up time here as we go into the evening and overnight hours we start in the upper 50's and then we quickly slide here as
we get into the early morning hours. 7:00 a.m. your temperature coming in at 44 degrees and notice it doesn't even jump that much between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. this is for philadelphia, the suburbs. you can knock off a good 5 degrees to those numbers. and it's all compliments of high pressure. that high pressure is wedging in from wichita, memphis, the ohio valley, the tennessee valley and it is a very dominant high as you can see, very little happening across the entire country, just a couple of showers now working off the carolinas and that is it. this high is going to settle that and really be a player in our forecast for the rest of this week going into the new weekend. so, clear and chilly tonight. little breezy at times and patchy frost developing especially the northwestern suburbs, interior south jersey, 39 by tomorrow morning in millville, trenton, 35 in allentown, 36, 37 between berks county, lancaster county and right along i-95 between philadelphia, wilmington, points south in delaware temperatures right around 40
to 43 degrees. in fact, these are the zones that the national weather service has issued that frost advisory. not for widespread frost but patchy frost anywhere in the zone between millville, hammonton and chats forth and then north of that pennsylvania turnpike, northern chester montgomery county bucks county lehigh valley straight up into the poconos. as we go region by region we start in the city tomorrow. again, wall to wall sunshine, a lack of cloud cover but still a very cool day despite all the sun topping off only near 60 degrees. if you're heading to the lehigh valley or in that zone, frosty to start and then mostly sunny to finish with a high of just 59 degrees and at the shore, temperatures tomorrow only at 60 with a north wind seven to 14 miles an hour. sunny and very cool for this time of year but again, we're going to turn those temperatures around. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, low 60's tomorrow. so, basically the same temperature as today but will feel warmer because of that sunshine and then take a look at this.
wall to wall sun right through friday, 72 on wednesday, 73 on thursday, 74 on friday and then upper 70's going into the weekend with some high clouds. 14 degrees above normal come sunday and still on the brink of 80 degrees on monday. so, a dry sunny and turning warmer here stretch ahead for that seven-day. >> okay. >> thank you so much. much more "action news" coming your way. stick around. we'll be right back. >> ♪ i no longer live with
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who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself, not for us. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night, jim will join us in a moment. i'm monica malpass. in the news the liberty medal is set to be awarded to senator john mccain. and mold forces the closure of a philadelphia elementary school for yet another day. but big story on "action news" tonight is the tragic loss of two little brothers in wilmington. police responded to the 800 block of west ninth street at 8:30 this morning.
that's where the boys ages five years old and a few months old were dead in an apartment. police have been questioning their mother all day. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist has reaction to the tragedy but first to bob brooks with the latest details on the investigation. bob. >> reporter: monica, this is today, this is a tragedy. two kids are dead. the question is to figure out high how and why this happened and whoever is involved hold them responsible. police firefighters and ems got there as quick as they could but it was too late. inside this home in wilmington two children were found dead. chief robert tracy says it was the boy's mother who made the initial call to 911. >> the initial call came well being check on children and upon our arrival, that's when our officers discovered two children. >> reporter: when officers arrived they rushed in. it didn't take them long to locate the brothers. according to chief tracy the likely cause of death. >> possibly drowning right now. >> repor