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at are the details here? >> reporter: jim, it was a good thing when neighbors called 911 after their carbon monoxide detector went off in their home and the house next door, police and firefighters found a 7-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother home alone late at night in what police call dangerous and deplorable conditions. an orange sticker on the door of the home signals that the home is declared unfit for human habitation the woman that lives here christina wright is charged with endangering the welfare of her children. police and firefighters were called to the home next door when the monitor went off and they went to check the ajace -- the oven was on as a source of heat. they found paper and other
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debris and in the bedroom they fine a 7-year-old little girl and a 4-year-old little boy, the 7-year-old tells police that her mother is at work and she is baby sitting firefighters detecting low levels of carbon monoxide in the home likely from the oven left on. >> this is absolutely ridiculous you have a potential carbon monoxide death and a potential fire death and a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old home alone in a house that is not fit for human habitation. >> when the mother arrived there she was arrested. >> she was always with her children she was a good mother, i was shocked, when you just told me that. >> especially with kids that young in the house you got to -- it's sad. >> now the children have been placed in the care of a relative while they look into their welfare christina wright was
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released on $30,000 unsecured bail. >> thank you sara. firefighters ss battled a blaze at a gentlemen's club in cumber cumberland county. on delsy drive the two alarm fire sent flames through the roof and no reports of injuries and no word yet on what sparked the fire. the police say that the shooting of two police officers in front of the police station was an ambush. this protest in reaction to the region nation of the police cheer. one officer was shot in the face and one was shot in the shoulder both officers are released from the hospital but obviously this could have been a lot worse.
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>> we are lucky by god's grace we didn't lose two officers last night, many officers drew their weapons but no officers fired. >> at this hour, a manhunt is underway searching for the person or persons that opened fire at the police officers, "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at philadelphia police headquarters tell us about the reaction there to the events in ferguson overnight. >> reporter: jim commissioner charles ramsey condemns the shootings in ferguson missouri he says he has not had much time to think about what has happened there because he is getting ready to bury one of his own. council members held a moment of silence for officer robert wilson iii it's eighth officer killed in the line of duty since commissioner ramsey became the top cop seven years ago. >> i'm always worried about it
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but we have a very toxic environment right now and i think that everyone needs to ratchet down the rhetoric. >> newly elected head of the chapter of the naacp minister rodney muhammad says that is years in the making a lack of mutual respect is partly to blame. >> they leave out for work every day not like the rest of us there really is a chance they won't return home and when an officer loses their life it reminds me that their life is on the line. >> president obama appointed commissioner ramsey to cochair the task force to improve police relations eric holder was critical of ferguson police but called last night's shooting
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repugnant. >> this really disgusting and cowardly attack may have been intended to unravel any sense of progress that exists but i hope that that does no in fact happen. >> here in philadelphia, officer wilson's viewing will be held tomorrow night. followed by his funeral on saturday. i'm live at police headquarters chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. world news tonight with david muir will have continuing coverage of the ferguson police shooting and that is next at 6:30 right after "action news." >> burlington township police are trying to determine the identity of a body found this afternoon, chopper 6 hd was over the area of river road along the delaware river that is where police were called to the scene at 12:00 noon, police say the body is that of a man. the age and how the person died are two unknowns. 19 would be buyers are
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expressing interest in buying the former revel casino but the only legitimate offer, with money in an escrow account is florida developer glen straub the bankruptcy judge is to decide on the sale tomorrow, but a contact loophole allows revel to accept it if one comes along before march 31st. fema has approved a review of every flood claim for victims of hurricane sandy. that is 144,000 claims and 100,000 people that thought they were shorted. >> i am confident that mine was altered. doug quinn is happy that fema is opening cases of 144,000 fema victims who believes that engineering reports were altered
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in order to lower insurance payments. >> they got caught and did not come forward and volunteer to help us. >> his house in silverton was badly damage in the storm but fema paid $92,000 on a $250 dhous policy. my engineer came out and said this is clearly sandy damage and they said no this is long-term earth movement here before the storm, even though i have pictures before the storm showing it was not there. >> teresa reynolds says her estimate was $175,000 and she got $55,000. >> i don't think you ever get as much as you hope they will. will you ask them to look at your claim again after my plans are approved. >> a group called stop fema now says the agency has to move quickly. it's a step in the right direction for what fema is doing but it's hard to have final when
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the insurance companies guided by fema strung us along for two and a half years fema will develop a review process and notify sandy victims by mail that they can reopen their cases. i'm nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." a veteran of philadelphia's plitdcal scene is now officially in the race for mayor former state senator, milton street declared his candidacy at a north philadelphia church, street entered a crowded field the 73-year-old urban activist and former legislator was defeated by michael nutter in the primary in 2011, he served time in federal prison for failure to pay taxes. coming up on "action news" today was the day that more that 1300 parents learned if their child was one of 23 to earn a coveted seat at a philadelphia charter school.
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jeff skversky? >> reporter: jim the demarco murray deal is not official. the deal that could land the number one running back in the nfl. spring warmth is in much of the country but the only thing we are tracking is spring showers we'll let you know when they arrive in the accuweather forecast. those stories and more when "action news" continues.
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you think it's hard getting into an ivy league school that is it nothing compared to getting into the russell buyers charter school where the admission rate is less than 2%
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and they held the lottery and vernon odom was there. >> reporter: this group of parents gathered insides of the russell byers charter school, they represent just the few of the 1,145 families vying for 23 kindergarten spots. that is 1.7% admission rate for this highly divert charter school. fon made the waiting list for the child she hopes will escape the philly school district. >> the education system in philadelphia is pretty tough only a few good schools. >> also selected is tynesia jenkins. >> i'm trying to get my child and her sister into a better environment. >> she has tried to win this lottery before. >> if is it doesn't happen you
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go to private school. >> the school now 14 years old has complied a tremendous academic record one of the highest performance levels in the city of philadelphia and indeed across the common wealth of pennsylvania. >> we teach the child it's not just about test taking. >> the reputation of the russell byers school is 4% hispanic and 2% asian and 11% white most come from economically disadvantaged homes something is working here. in center city vernon odom, channel 6 "action news.." >> an early morning fire destroyed a restaurant in tioga-nicetown, and damaged a branch of the free library, in the 3700 hundred block at 12:30 this morning, the fire spread to
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the second floor apartments, residents didn't have to evacuate. the branch of the free library sustained smoke damage. it's time for spring cleaning and mayor michael nutter launched the count down to the eighth annual spring cleanup and the city is calling for volunteers on april 11th can you find a link to sign up on our website at 6abc.com and you can also submit a proposal for a cleanup project in your neighborhood.
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eagles continue to make a lot of waves they did it again today. they have a big guy in town now, some people collect stamps and chip kelly is collecting running backs, demarco murray is at nova care reportedly getting ready to sign on the dotted line jeff skversky joins us with the detail. >> reporter: sources confirm that the eagles and former dallas cowboys running back that he agrees on a $37 million contract with $21 million guaranteed. that is a verbal deal at this time. murray is meeting with chip kelly at this time and he still has to pass a physical lets look at demarco murray arrives at philadelphia international airport earlier this afternoon eagles sent a private plane to dallas to pick up the former
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cowboys player. when he stepped off the plane they gave him an eagles hat. this would be the first time that the 68 years that the leading rusher in nfl would switch teams. well the deal for that guy is not done but it's official for another. >> matthew says that the potential deal with demarco murray never changed his decision to come here and he is not worried about his personal carries and is he just excited to play in this explosive back field. >> you know it's exciting three good backs demarco, and he got the mvp and the leading rusher and sproles, he can do anything and everything it's going to be fun. >> reporter: it will be. how about with matthews and
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potentially with murray, everyone will go lesean mccoy who? the leading rusher in the nfl last year could replace the leading rusher in the nfl of 2013 if they strike this deal with demarco murray jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> good stuff there fran dunnfi is the coach of the year, develop know of and marquette in the big east tournament. hart would be okay and so would his shooting stroke at one point he throws off -- nova hit 17 three's and cats up 3 at the break and villanova wins by 35 and catted get providence tomorrow. la salle and umass in the tourney, calm, cool and selected. he is able to draw a foul here
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and la salle is up by 7 and jordan price is all big ten for a reason. the explorers win 76-69 and they meet davidson tomorrow. and the flyers are out of a playoff spot by 7 points. and the phillies are in lakeland to take on the tigers a huge fifth inning to pick up a sixth spot, that drives in a run with this triple. the phillies win 6-5. >> lots of positive news today. if you are looking for wood don't do this. >> adam joseph with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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it's thursday and we get the weekend preview tonight from adam joseph. it's not the best preview for the weekend. >> i know, i just go right in at it. as we look at double scan live, we rewind this and look at how beautiful it is today nothing to show you as we take a live look at sky 6, a beautiful sunset as it is starting to take shape here, lower on the horizon and not a cloud in the sky and things are changing at the end of the week into your upcoming weekend. highlights as we look at the next few days today we were wind whipped out there and saturday right now it's a super soaker around here. in the meantime prior to getting there, wind gusts are
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powerful 31 miles per hour in philadelphia and allentown 37 and millville 36 miles per hour and atlantic city, a 41 miles per hour wind gust is where it peaked. for saturday we look at an inch of rain if not in some locations getting better than an inch of rain for the beginning of the weekend in total some areas are under the inch and some areas are just a little bit over. temperatures 43 and allentown 46 and in reading they have slipped, and this is more average for this time of year. 61 was kind of a fluke given the winter we have had in millville and wildwood 53 degrees high pressure is in control squashing the cloud cover and have you to head to the ohio valley, they are building over head of a low pressure center taking shape in the deep south we pull in moisture from the gulf of mexico. and that is going to be the main
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culprit for the weekend, colliding with a second system over the great lakes the two of them once they merge when the rain breaks out that is not going happen until tomorrow night. we have a nice day on friday with high pressure still to the east 52 degrees as clouds will begin to increase in the afternoon and then as the rain overspreads the region it's periods of rain, for the first part of saturday and that is when you see the heaviest rain in the morning, and more showery in the afternoon, with on and off rain coming in with 58 degrees. depending on your location a warm rain or a chilly raw rain, looking to the north in allentown and reading it's a chilly rain with temperatures in the 40s, philadelphia to the south on saturday, temperatures are in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees, tonight will be on the cold side for this time of year, stars and 20s in most of the suburbs and 30 in center city
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and the wind will ease overnight to speeds between 3 and 6 miles per hour. the exclusive accuweather forecast, clouds build tomorrow at 52 and rainy here on saturday, but mild for the city, at 58 degrees an improvement here on sunday with pops of sun but clouds win out and there could be a pop-up shower with 54 degrees and then we rid ourselves of showers come monday with warm temperatures of 56 and then on tuesday, for st. patrick's day a lot of clouds and a front and the winds could kick up and there could be a brief shower and it turns cooler here on wednesday dry and 49 and a good recovery come thursday at 53 degrees, you take the good with the bad and tomorrow is a decent day and indoor plans for saturday. high schoolers step up to the mike today to hone their public speaking skills "action news" was at the 25th annual academy
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today. 16 students prepared two minute speeches on the topic of school dropouts, a variety of business and leaders were judged and students say it was a tough competition but a good preparation for adult life. abc world's news with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and shirleen allicot and ducis rogers, and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan adam joseph, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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tonight, the breaking news. the manhunt right now in ferguson. s.w.a.t. teams storming this home breaking in through the roof. after a gunman ambushes two police officers -- >> got an officer down. officer down. >> hours after the police chief resigns. new information tonight in the secret service scandal. where the party started, and the drive to the white house. crashing into that barrier. the never before seen images. the car jacking victim in boston who escaped the alleged bombers, pointing through the window at them pleading for help. the urgent warning tonight. the historic irs scam. the fake agents. plus the $1 billion left on the table. americans owed money. are you on the list? and the furor over the flag. the navy vet who photographed the newborn wrapped in the flag. what do you think? darling or disrespectful?

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