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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon, sara bloomquist is off, in the news,
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new information about the arrest of two local college football players and also students diagnosed with whooping cough the health alert from officials in delaware county. but the big story a man accused of killing a brother and sister in a drunk driving crash. the suspect will go to trial after waiving a preliminary hearing. annie mccormick is live. >> reporter: the brother and sister are still recovering because of their injuries they are unable to make it today so many of their friends came today to show their support. >> a constable led him out of this justice hearing in handcuffs. according to an affidavit it was on valentine's day at northship road and route 100
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where hannigan hit their minivan killing brother and sister miles and charlotte. the mother and father and sisters were also injured. he faced two counts of driving under the influence and several more charges stemming from the crash. the hannigan family including miles and charlotte were members of the pipe band. >> the pipe land was part of their lives and we wanted to represent that. >> in place of their injured parents bandmates like luke and mitch came to show their support. >> we need to be there for them now and hope that the justice system will take its course. >> the family is struggling, it's difficult, they lost everything in one brief moment. they are still recovering and trying to cope with what happened. >> formal arraignment was scheduled today and we reached
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out to muir's attorney and he has no comment, he remains in jail he has not posted bond. >> annie thank you. a philadelphia woman is charged with concealing her daughter's death so she could continue collecting federal benefits on the child's behave. she was indicted yesterday and prosecutors say that her 3-year-old daughter died back in 2010 but allegedly lied to authorities several times and claimed the girl was still alive to receive social security payments for another four years and is said to have defrauded the government out of $27,000. two members of temple university football team charged with assault have been released on bail. hawkins and reddick surrendered yesterday, the charges stem from another fight with another student at an off campus party the alleged victim celebrated a
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broken bone in the struggle. both posted $10,000 bail. passengers on a united airlines man had to tackle a man from washington to denver cell phone video shows the man being restrained as he ran through the cockpit and his behavior forced the plane to turn around after takeoff last evening. karen traver stz following the story live from washington. >> good afternoon rick, can you hear on the audio to air traffic control that the pilot said the cockpit was secure but asked to return so law enforcement officials could deal with this unruly passenger. >> a frightening incident on united airlines flight 1074. >> the pilot declared an emergency due to an unruly man
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on board and ran towards the front of the plane but passengers were able to tackle and subdue the man this video taken by a passenger on board held him down as he seemed to apologize. the boeing 747 with 60 passengers and three crew members had just left headed for denver. >> but the incident forced the pilot to turn the plane around. >> the cockpit is secure and we would like to return to the airport and have the authorities meet him. >> after it landed safely indul dulles they removed the passenger and took him into custody. passengers told abc he was acting suspiciously before he
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boarded and he was seen taking pictures of the cockpit and moving his baggage to different overhead begins. >> i thought he was mentally ill and others thought he was on drugs. >> the passengers were rebooked on flights this morning. car and travers channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. an american airlines plane was also disrupted by an unruly passenger and the suspect is identified as a penn state pro fers. that karen haller lighting a cigarette and blaming it on another passenger she was arrested once the flight landed on florida, she has since bonded out of jail and returned to
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passenger. students at an area high school may have been exposed to whooping cough. officials have declared outbreak status after three ninth graders were diagnosed. it's highly contagious to anyone that has not been vaccinated. parents are told to observe their kids for coughing spells. >> it's a windy day across the area looking live from sky 6 hd from penn's landing we have lots of clouds mixing with sun and it's going to get chillier throughout the afternoon. for more on changing conditions, david murphy is at the big board. we have already reached the day's high. >> it looks like we hit it at the noon hour and things turn around quickly. we had sprinkles and showers that stayed to the north of us now you see holes in the clouds out here, we'll return more sunshine to the picture as the
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day goes on and it's breaking through a bit but man have the numbers soared. a southwesterly flow in advance of cold air and ahead of it 67 degrees in philadelphia and 68 in dover and 68 in millville. not quite so mild up north and some of these spots including reading and lancaster and wilmington have dropped from their highs already because the cold air is beginning to work its way into the west. you look at the wind profile you see that happening these reports have bumped the numbers up, and we bring the air from the west and bring it in and see the western areas begin to drop a bit. why is it getting cooler? if you look at the profile, earlier this morning we were pulling in air from down here and you can see where we are at 72 in richmond and 69 in washington and that is why it managed to get so mild and now with winds from the northwest,
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we bring in the cooler air, 67 in philadelphia right now, look at buffalo, new york, 33 and overnight tonight we will see a severe drop in temperatures and tomorrow looks like a completely different day i'll have details coming up from accuweather. >> thank you. meanwhile plenty of sunshine on the campus of villanova, the mens basketball team it on the way to the dance they left for pittsburgh in the first round of ncaa tournament and got quite a sendoff on campus jaime apody is live now at villanova with all the excitement. >> reporter: hey there rick, it is exciting because villanova wildcats a number one seed, they won 15 straight and are the big east conference and conference tournament chams. jay wright says it may be the best team he ever coached. check it out. the band on hand, fans of all ables here to see the wildcats
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off, they are headed to pittsburgh to face lafayette. jay wright loves the support he gets. >> i take grade pride in sharing this with villanova we play in a lot of big games and this is something we get to share with everybody, and i'm proud that we are able to do that. it never gets old. >> reporter: but what does get old is each passing year without a championship. wright hopes that a 30-year wait is long enough and anything short of the final four is a disappointment this year. they are heading out on their journey to hopefully make the final four. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news" back to you guys. >> thank you. there is much more to come on "action news" at noon troubling text messages five
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women's lacrosse players are accused of making death threats to their teammates. and why a california woman's rent is going up $7,000 a month. and david murphy has a closer look at accuweather. when "action news" continues in just a moment. music: etta james "at last" (plays throughout) ♪♪ sometimes, at last doesn't happen at first. ♪♪ ♪♪ your dad just kissed my mom.
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the owner of a california wine vineyard are dead after a business dispute turned deadly it happened along a napa valley highway, police chased dahl until he turned the gun on himself. he accused the victim of defrauding him out of a million dollars and they discuss tropical disturbance in a conference call hours before the shooting. five female lacrosse members are suspended for threatening other members of team. the athletic director says they wrote threats including kill the freshman in a private text message chat room, another player saw the messages and turned them over to the coaches. they released a joint statement apologizing for their actions. a woman is apologizing after
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her rant skyrocketed 400%. deborah was ordered to pay $7,000 more a month for her apartment. the downstairs apartment was converted to a store able space converting the space to a single family home. she has file aid complaint with the san francisco rent board and is waiting to schedule a hearing. back here in wilmington, delaware, celebrated st. patrick's day with a big parade. bag pipers led people down it's parade this morning. a big breakfast for the homeless they raised over $2 million in 21 years for the breakfast at st. patrick's sentner downtown wilmington. meantime visitors to the uss new jersey were greeted with live music on the battleship's
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deck. in honor of st. patrick's day wears green they get 20% off the tour you can see the tomahawk launch pads and sleeping quarlters and more. still ahead on "action news" at noon a new way to tell if someone is really in love. we'll explain the scientific test in health check when we come back. the world is filled with air. but for people with copd sometimes breathing air can be difficult. if you have copd, ask your doctor about once-daily anoro ellipta. it helps people with copd breathe better for a full 24hours. anoro ellipta is the first fda-approved product containing two long-acting bronchodilators in one inhaler.
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airline is planning flights for the united states for $15 a ticket. ryan air is approving transatlantic flights for 14 airports in europe and four american cities chicago and san francisco are on the list no word if philadelphia is one of them. apple is reportedly planning an online television service, they are in talk with broadcasters to offer 15 channels beginning this fall it will be available through apple tv and cost $30 to $40 a month. scientists have come up with a test to check true love, that your brain looks decidedly different when you are in love and when are you not. the ones in love had increased activity in the brain associated with motivation, emotion and
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reward. >> in love we see the brain looks happier and there say tiny region in the brain called the reward center and is activated when things are very pleasurable. >> people in love had higher activity in the brain that manages our understanding of others. well a small device is changing the lives of people that suffer from sleep apnea doctors implant the sleep pacemaker around your collar bone and is the size of a cell phone and pushes your tongue forward and opens the back of your throat and allows you to breathe freely. well, the "action news" is working on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. here is alicia vitarelli with a preview. >> reporter: hey rick, coming up today in big talkers it's a cosmetic controversy we'll tell you why so many people are disgusted of sephora over the
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name of a lipstick and find cash in your closet from a 21st century consignment store, you can do it without ever leaving your house. and they feel powerless, reads of one north carolina neighborhood say they are fed up by a man that stands at his front door with no clothes on. we'll break down the story at 4:00, take us on the go if you have not downloaded the 6 abc news app you can watch us streaming live from your tablet or smart phone. >> we'll take a quick break and david murphy is back with a closer look at the forecast.
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david murphy is back now way closer look at the forecast. nice to see temperatures in the 60s. >> yes but not for much longer, we are nice and mild out there now. stormtracker 6 live double scan can you see we are dry as we look outside the action cam is along the schuylkill river i don't know why there isn't someone on the bench it's a gorgeous mid-day to get out there and take a stroll your temperature in philadelphia has zoomed all the way to 68 degrees winds from the west at 17 miles per hour, we'll talk about why that is not exactly good news. 66 in wilmington and 68 in dover, as i mentioned at the top of the half hour we have come down from our eyes in lancaster and reading and wilmington will drop soon the winds coming from the northwest are beginning to build and tapping into cooler air to the west and bring that
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in and it takes the nice mid-day numbers and brings them down into the afternoon and evening, future tracker 6 shows despite the drop in temperatures the dry air has a chance of clearing us out nicely and fewer clouds than what we have right now. the winds are solid for the rest of the afternoon in fact pull more from the northwest as we go through 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00. they will be gusty too some could go up close to 40 miles per hour. a bluffery afternoon but while it is mild out there now numbers will drop through the rest of the afternoon. future tracker showing you by 6:00 we tl is a chance we are down from the mid-60s to the neighborhood of 50 degrees by 6:00 so a big drop coming and continues overnight. allentown your high is 58 degrees are you stuck on that beginning to fall from that with the gusty wind from the north-northwest.
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down the shore we'll get up to 63 in atlantic city, right down by the water, over the next hour or so before the numbers start to drop, inland at the airport 67 degrees, and in philadelphia that current number of 67 is probably where we stop today with the wind starting to get blustery from the northwest. gusts as high as 40 miles per hour and cool as we move through the afternoon and then overnight the cold air continues to wing down from the great lakes we go down to 30 and you go out now and then tomorrow morning, you'll get a big shock to the system clear and windy and cold and blustery as well. for the evening commute, it looks like sun perhaps more than we got now. down to 51 by 5:30 and all the way down to the 40s, and continuing to drop, tomorrow as the frontal boundary is passing us we have a high of 43 but
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windchills in the 30s, because of a strong blustery wind. your seven day dropping from the 60s to the 50s and eventually to the 40s. 43 is tomorrow's high with a severe windchill maybe severe say strong word but for this time of year windchills in the 30s is unusual. 46 degrees on thursday partly sunny and friday a rain and wet snow event looks on tap for the last partial dave winter a high in the low 40s and we could start out with wet snow before we change over to rain in the morning and then it's kind of wet, saturday and sunday look dry but cool especially on sunday. >> winter does not want to leave quietly. >> no it doesn't. coming up at 12:30 a search for a suspect underway in delaware after police say he knocked a retail employee to the ground and a new cast heats up the dance floor on last night's "dancing with the stars."
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we'll break down the favorites to win this year's mirror ball trophy. next.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams sara bloomquist, and meteorologist david murphy. >> hello again sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30 two temple university football players are facing several charges after an altercation at an off campus
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party. and news about a 9-month-old girl who died at the hospital and her father is now facing charges and real estate heir robert durst is facing charges after being arrested for murder. and the athletes are facing charges after turning themselves into police. they are accused of beating a man at an off campus apartment in february. david henry is live at temple with more. >> the two players in question have been suspended from the football team, coach matt rule is unavailable for comment and the university says they are cooperating with police. >> offensive line man dion dawkins and hasan reddick turned themselves in they are charged with


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