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against the suspension of a teacher who expressed concerns that the school does not do enough to protect its students. john rawlins is live now. what is the story? >> reporter: well the question is will the students bring their passion and questions to the board meeting their concern is security and they believe that what is an injustice to a faculty member. >> free mr. luck! >> these students had a message and despite administration threats they could face discipline they walked out of school. because they don't believe that cherry hill east is secure enough. and they believe that the school district unfairly suspended teacher, timothy lock for discussing security issues during an ap history class last week. the 59-year-old luck served in
the air force and he was ordered to undergo an evaluation by his bosses. >> it's a controversial issues, he brought up about a real problem how our school security lacks. we lack proper foundations and proper funding for security. >> he was just saying we need more security and safety. that is all true we do. >> the school superintendant declined to talk to dann cuellar about the student protest that actually began yesterday nor would he talk about the current security procedures. outside of the school people watched including this neighbor who was heartened by this as students are speaking up in the wake of the school shootings. >> i think it's awesome and i think it's a bright future. and i think it's really hopeful, it makes me hopeful. >> the district has not said how many students protested this
morning but the threat of sanctions for those involved appear to have been lifted today. the principal said in part. i am formerly retracting the statement i made withholding the participation in the senior trip, senior prom or graduation. >> a backing off of the sanctions and a willingness to talk to students about security measures and still nothing from the administration about the teacher, they say it's a no comment personnel matter and a school board meeting on tap and what happens next we'll have to wait and see. live in cherry hill, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. authorities are citizenshiping for the cause of a fire this morning. in the strawberry mansion section of philadelphia and the blaze claimed one life and sent two others to the hospital and live in the 2500 block of north new kirk is bob brooks. what is the latest on this? >> reporter: well jim,
investigators are trying to get to the bottom of what happened here. like you said it was a bad fire and one person died and two other people had to jump from the second store write windows from the porch balcony on to the ground and they are now in the hospital and the person inside was trapped and screaming to help. viewer video shows us firefighters working through thick smoke but neighbors say before they arrived this home on new kirk street was fully engulfed and they heard screams for help inside. roddy corbett was one of them. >> i heard the screams and we got down here and saw the house engulfed in flames and fire and smoke from every window. >> corbett tried to get inside. and save the person calling for help. >> jumped to the second floor window and smoke was coming out the window and i ripped down the screen and opened the window and tried to call for someone to come to the window and let them know it was open.
good but with thick smoke pouring out of the home he couldn't get in. and called out one last time for the person inside to come to him but it didn't happen. >> nobody came but i still heard the scream and the lady was in there. >> right now fire officials confirm one person was killed and two others managed to escape by jumping from the porch balcony. but corbett says that a woman lives there and was older and needed help to get around. >> she needed a cane to get around. >> and he is heart broken to see such tragedy today. >> she saysing in to make you laugh. screaming and cursing and not in a bad way like comedy. >> a sad story. the home is damaged as well the homeowners right now are patching things up trying to recover what they can. and then we are told that the family a man and wife and a few kids have to find somewhere to
sleep and depend on the red cross for that. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the montgomery county man accused of beating the two children and assaulting his wife pleaded guilty today. they say that joseph miry abused his children over the period of six years and shocked them with an electric dog collar and jammed small blades under their fingernails. miry was stepsed to 20 years in prison and 20 years probation and ordered to no connect with the kids and now estranged wife. three camden county officers are on desk duty after authorities investigate an arrest caught on camera. >> edward was approached by police with guns drawn and put his hands up on their orders and did not resist. >> one cop holstered his pistol
and grabbed my and threw me to the floor. started punching me in the head. >> and the officers say that he matched the trips of a gun suspect. he was treated at the hospital and charged with re sifting arrest. >> and we are learning more about the deaths of two people in the port richmond section of philadelphia including an off duty female deliver. the bodies were discovered inside of a home yesterday. "action news" reporter sara bloomquist is live now at the 2900 block of mercer street. what have you learned about this today? >> reporter: well jim, the source familiar with the autopsy performed today says that that exam found no signs of trauma. the deaths are still considered suspicious but now investigators will have to wait for the results of toxicology testing to determine the cause of death.
no answers how a 36-year-old philadelphia police officer and her 42-year-old boyfriend died here inside of a home along the 2900 block of mercer in port richmond. a source says that the autopsy turned up no signs of trauma. the body of the first district officer and her male companion was discovered yesterday afternoon officers were sent to the home after the 14 year veteran failed to show up for her shift. her body was found upright on a sofa in the living room area and the boyfriend was found facedown on the kitchen floor. >> so again now investigators will have to wait for results of toxicology testing and those test results could take weeks. sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. southbound lanes of the lehigh tunnel were shut down for maintenance and the repairs come as the national transportation board investigates the incident that killed a truck driver last
wednesday. howard sexton of mickleton new jersey died when the piece of conduit fell from the ceiling and it fell and struck the 0--year-old in the head and all lanes are reopen tonight. a motorcyclist crashed while police are in pursuit. the wreck happened at 1:30 along the roosevelt boulevard at wood haven road in northeast philadelphia. police tried to stop the vehicle but he sped off. police say they did fine drugs on him. and an attorney for allentown mayor ed pawlowski said his client is 100 hers innocent that he traded city contracts for campaign cash. it came during the corruption trial of pawlowski today in allentown and prosecutors alleged that the democrat rigged contracts for businesses that supported his campaign. jury deliberations are set to begin tomorrow. new jersey governor, phil murphy took action today aimed
at growing the state's economy and murphy signed the executive order. its mission is analyze state and national trends focusing on expanding and attracting jobs to new jersey and the governor signed the order during an operating engineers union in middlesex county. members of the black clergy and naacp and stadium stompers fear that the proposed stadium in philadelphia will be bad for the neighborhood. today they one again extended an intration to darryl clark and temple's president to attend a no new stadium town hall on thursday at carver high school. those against the stadium says that despite repeated requests temple refused to meet with concerned residents. coming up tonight. a philadelphia police officer rushes in to save a man from a burning home we'll see the
exclusive video of the rescue and hear why the man saved is now in jail. >> and king james responded to the billboard aimed at courting him to the philadelphia 76ers. gorgeous weather and 56 degrees and bright sunshine but stormtracker 6 live double scan showing a piece of a storm system that will form a coastal storm already on the map with rain, win and even the chance of wet snow. i'll explain in the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> that does not sound good. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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we don't see this observe but we have exclusive real time video of a life saving rescue on north 17th street in philadelphia. this came with a twist. walter perez has the story. >> "action news" was given exclusive access to body cam video showing two police officers rushing into a burning home last year in north philadelphia. the officers are nicholas harper and eugene donahue from the 19th district and they were nearby when the 911 call came in. >> we were met by residents stating a male was on the second floor in a wheelchair because the elevators were done. >> they found the man with no way of getting out. the offices didn't have much time because the smoke was getting thicker. >> we have to take him out. put him on my shoulder. >> was in the hallway and could not move on wane saying nothing. and officer harper helped me hut
him on my shoulders in a fireman carry. >> and moments later the man was outside. >> in an unusual development the man in the wheelchair ended up getting arrested and 48-year-old henry flowers plead guilty to the fire that nearly killed him. it was a feud between flowers and northern person if the building. is he now serving two years for arson and related charges and officials say in cases like these the top priority is saving lives. >> i didn't believe i was brave enough to go into a house on fire. i didn't think about it, just went in and did it. >> every day not this exact episode. life saving efforts and quick thinking and they went in there and saved his life. >> that is what they do? >> that is what we do. >> walter perez, channel 6
"action news." students at the glen mills schools are marking black history month. and entrepreneur julie gani spoke to the students today currently director at widener university and previously worked for the philadelphia 76ers. he told the as risk students about his career path and how it's important to be ready when tuns come your way.
one gets impression that this conversation will not end any time soon. >> we talk about where lebron james ends up. a story playing out in every nba city. philadelphia is aggressive not the team itself but the fans. one fan in particular and lebron is aware. the four time mvp won four titles and the chester based remodeling company put up the
billboards in cleveland. to woo the super star some are a bit coy and others are fairly blunt. lebron was asked about the ads. >> i haven't seen it but heard about it. you could say it's an extraction, but it's not. not a distraction. it's actually very flattering. i'm here at 33 in my 15th year or teams and guys -- i'll say team and people that respect the city want me to play for them. that is cool. i think. that is dope. >> a smirk there. sixers are doing fine without lebron there to face the heat. >> and donny jones is going out on top. he announced his retirement from the nfl. he spent 14 seasons in the league and the last four with the birds. although i'm retiring i'm always
be an eagle and i will have a special place in my heart for philadelphia. and working out the kinks from the looks of today's phillies tigers game the bats are okay and the pitching is not. tommy joseph playing out field and gabe kapler wants versatility. >> 5-0 detroit. a three run shot and phillies down 8 runs and give up three homers on the afternoon and try to mown a come back and that is reece hopkins, a solo home run for him and it's not nearly enough and the phillies lose 11-6. and the flyers win over montreal. the new goalie stopped 28 shots and went to a shootout. and they ened it in the six and round and the first place flyers host the hurricanes on thursday. villanova ranked fourth in the nation visits seton hall and the
cast stumbled in recent week coming off a loss at crateon. >> is something in this program how tough you can be and how mentally focused you can be and we don't think about it, we just loss and we have to not lose the next game we focus and play for each other and get back. >> he missed a free throw and everybody has to do pushups. >> i remember those days. >> i don't. cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
one gorgeous day done. >> tomorrow should be pretty nice. >> after tomorrow -- done. >> weather goes downhill as we begin march. you are so negative. we have nice weather on the way. but today was beautiful. wasn't it jim? it was gorgeous. the action cam looking at fairmount park where it was a chamber of commerce kind of day. blue sky and mild temperatures. looking at the center city skyline the sunset at 5:51 and we have a bit of brightening out there and generally clear skies and mild temperatures, currently 52 degrees and our high 56 that is 9 degrees above normal. allentown 5 and trenton 53 and cooler at the shore. atlanta see airport 46 and cape may 44 but tomorrow even warmer than today.
at 7:00, 40 degrees and then we make it up to 59 degrees by 3:00. and now it won't be quite as bright and sunny as today we'll have high thin clouds but generally a pleasant end to february thanks to high pressure that is in control of our weather. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a system that brought us the bright blue skies not a cloud in the sky thanks to the sinking air and this high pressure moves east tomorrow. and clear skies. not as chilly as last night. the morning low 33 and tomorrow morning 38 and pretty mild for february standards allentown 36 and the boardwalk in atlantic city 35. and 59 degrees tomorrow and slightly warmer with the winds out of the south and the clouds begin to move in especially late in the day. high, thin clouds and filtered sunshine and milky sky and it's dry tomorrow. then i want to show you this is the 500 millibar chart. this is what is happening 1,000
feet above the surface of the earth. where the magic happens in the atmosphere. one is a surface low from the southwest and another piece of upper level energy moving into the pacific northwest and they phase in the central plains and that phasing is is complete when the low pressures are off the coast. this forms a coastal storm that storm system deepens pretty quickly and the eventual track determines what we get as far as snow in the region. and we are look agent a pretty nasty day on friday. rain moves in late on thursday. friday is when it intensifies. we are looking at 1 to 2 inches of rain and winds are strong and gusty, 35 to 50 miles per hour. what has to be determined how quickly it intensifies and the track the amount of back end snow? are we talking about the poconos
or closer northwest suburbs too early to tell. and coastal flooding minor or moderate? too early to tell. as we get closer we'll see the track and the development and how quickly it intensifies. but friday looks like a nasty day. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow pretty nice, 59 degrees be increasing high thin clouds and thursday morning is dry and rain moves into during the afternoon and friday windy and rainy for the potential for wet snow and the storm system likely lingers off the coast. and that brings us a chilly wind for the union home opener. and sunday not as windy and 45. and sunday 47 degrees and tuesday the next chance of a system looks like this is rain with a high of 48 degrees, i am getting new information on the coastal storm i'll have it on "action news" at 11:00.
>> abc world news is tonight on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams and adam joseph and ducis rogers. and then please join us for a special report at 11:00 on channel 6. the "action news" troubleshooters are on the hunt for missing money. the frustrated and grieving widow reaches out to troubleshooter nydia han for help and the trash company's billing practice. tonight at 11:00. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. hazmat situation unfolding at joint base meyer henderson hall close to the pentagon. several being treated. president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner stripped of his temporary top secret security clearance at the white house. kushner's response just in. also tonight, the president's close aide hope hicks on capitol hill and questioned behind closed doors. what we've learned from inside the room. we're tracking a possible nor'easter tonight, set to hit the east coast. and the desperate scene, the flooding across several states. new information tonight, the cdc scientists missing without a trace. what authorities have just revealed. the horror in syria continues, hundreds killed, families and children in government and russian air strikes. tonight, that five-hour cease-fire did not hold.