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in the basement. it's a story you saw first here on "action news," we have team coverage tonight, lets go to vernon odom live at the firehouse with the latest there. >> reporter: they are trying hard to get back to life as normal here at the firehouse tonight, back to business as usual. after this morning's near death experience here it's not so easily done, the siege started at 10:30 this morning when a volunteer fireman terminated just last night entered the building and pulled a handgun taking four firefighters hostage, a swatd team arrived and began he did fire one shot into the basement wall he gave up to the s.w.a.t. team without a fight and there are no problems and all hostages are
released unharmed. not long after the surrender the hostages remained unharmed, this teenager entered the same time that the gunman did, he walked by me with no words and one of the people he held hostage opened the door for him. i was outside, the first firefighter in and then i walked inside. a marine veteran of more than 20 years this normally quiet town was shaken, they like the firefighters. >> i group here in this town and most of the people know each other, a great bunch of guys that come out quick. >> this firehouse is deeply appreciated in the section of
elkins known as lamott, whose legend was formed during the 19 and century. vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. lets switch live to chad pradelli, at police headquarters where they are investigating, good evening chad we are learning new information about the suspect and we are not releasing his name because he has not yet been formerly charged this was a good guy that is apparently dealing with mental health issues, the suspect was shot after being terminated from a fire company they tell "action news" that the suspect is a great guy, and never saw the hostage situation coming family came to the scene after seeing reports on the tv. >> raised up and said that is the place my son works at.
>> he served in the army and his superiors tell me he worked there for about a year but was recently terminated, why they wouldn't say. >> he was upset and crying while questioning the suspect, police say he made statements that alarmed them, and was taken to the psychiatric facility for evaluation and another hostage tells me it was a frightening ordeal and a sentiment echoed by a mother. >> it was frightening, because they said the s.w.a.t. team came in and they had suspects and stuff. we didn't know if anybody started shooting or anything. >> police tell me that an evaluation will likely take 72 hours. i'm live outside of the cheltenham police department chad pradelli channel 6 "action news." >> our coverage continues on our website, you'll find photos and video from the scene as the hostage situation unfolded today and the latest on the
investigation it's all there on 6abc.com. and now to a developing story on lower moreland where police remain on the scene where two bodies were found inside of a home, chopper 6 hd was over the scene here, the 1100 block of county lane this afternoon. investigators have not released details on the deceases or the manner of death we'll continue to follow the story here on "action news." and can you get new information by going online at 6abc.com. the driver of a fedex truck was killed in an early morning accidents on i-78 in berks county, a train reaction crash involving a car and two tractor trailers, it happened on the westbound lanes in greenwich township, it started with the car that was disabled and partially in the left lane, one truck behind the car stopped momentarily only to be hit from behind.
>> nuclear talks involving iran and the u.s. and other world powers will continue past the self imposed deadline of tonight, secretary of state john kerry, planned to leave switzerland today and an iranian negotiator says his team will stay as long as necessary and the west is trying to limit iran's nuclear program while iran wants an end to crippling sanctions sfl. an inmate overpowered a guard and escaped custody is back in custody after a nine hour manhunt, he was in the hospital because he made a suicide attempt but about 3:00 this morning he allegedly stole the gun and used her as a shield to escape. police say he carjacked to vehicles before he was finally captured getting off a bus in washington. there is much more on the virginia prisoner and the talks
in iran coming up later tonight on world news with david muir. coming up on "action news" at 6:00. >> snow and rain and precipitation tonight in parts of our region on this final day of march. cecily tynan is at the "action news" big board with the latest from accuweather a changing forecast. >> you definitely need your umbrellas for the final evening commute for march 2015, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing light rain is moving across our region and it's cold air to the north than is causing the snow temperature-wise really tremendous contrast where you see the winds converging west of our region that is the low pressure the weak low causing the precipitation, you have the cold air and new york city 39 degrees, and then south it's 70 degrees and right where the winds are converging temperatures are in the 50s in philadelphia.
and stormtracker 6 live double scan zooming in and showing this is where they are getting the snow in the poconos. we had a batch in mount harmony and mt. pocono and another batch moving in from the west. this is good news for the ski resorts, a live shot of camelback, they plan to be open until april 12th if that happens it will be the longest ski season ever, the snow is falling where they want it to at the ski resorts and a winter weather advisory is posted for the poconos until 11:00 tonight and could get 3 inches of wet snow there closer to home a few flurries reported from easton and a few flakes here and there mixing in the northwest suburbs periods of generally light rain, snowflakes mixing in the northwest suburbs it will be out of here by 10:00 and clearing after midnight and i am tracking a tradeoff for the first day of april we'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast.
>> thank you cecily. as you plan for this weekend's holiday stick with 6abc.com can you fine live storm tracker warm and the seven-day forecast and the latest from our team of meteorologists. a man escaped his burning home in philadelphia by jumping out a second door window chopper 6 hd was over the scene at the 64th and girard avenue at 8:00 a.m., firefighters got the flames under control in 8 minutes but the man that jumped to safety was not hurt. >> scary stuff. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report on a tuesday. >> lets go live to matt pellman. >> welcome back monica good evening to both of you. >> we are not welcoming the showers rolling into the region, here in northeast philadelphia and buck county things are dry along 95 a crash north of street road, the activity is confined to the shoulder and the delay we had north of wood haven
has thinned out. and the crash on the schuylkill is off to the side and not causing extra heavy delays and speeds in the teens as you approach girard avenue, and a crash in abington along jenkintown road, and one in east norton along norton square near hannah avenue. and you go through the mid county toll plaza on the northeast extension and a crash at lower providence and one in schuylkill township chester county along 29 state road near pot house road, elsewhere delays are forming on southbound 202 with speeds in the teens as you travel by route 29, in wilmington a wreck near centerville road by big dogs, hoagies and steaks who knew that rick had a hoagie and steak shop in wilmington?
>> i closed down ran out of inventory. look at this, philadelphia is one of the worst cities for traffic in america, a company called tom tom released their fifth annual traffic index philadelphia was ranked the 20th worst. and people who drive in rush hour spend three days in traffic this year. still ahead a former jetblue pilot is suing the airline for close to $15 million. and crews are working to inflate the new 6 abc zoo balloon, it will take visitors 400 feet above the zoo for a spectacular zoo. speaking of hot air -- >> hey! a closer look at the accuweather forecast.
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brush fire is raging out of control we pull out from the chopper you can see how close it is to a nearby home they are fighting the flames at riverside drive and seneca road this is raging for several moments and we'll bring you more as it becomes available taos from california. the owner of the new england patriots took the stand in aaron hernandez murder trial. he told him he was innocent in the killing of odin lloyd and asked him about the killing two days after it happened. he told him he had been in the club at at time of the deadly shooting, and less than two hours after he was arrested he was cut from the team. a former jetblue pilot accused of scaring passengers because he was yelling about bombs and terrorists on the flight is suing the airline for $14 million, osmond says that
jetblue should have kept him from flying after he showed signs of flying. he had to be locked out of the cockpit and the copilot made an emergency landing. jetblue has not commented on the lawsuit lawsuit directly saying only that the crew followed proper safety procedures. we are learning more about the entero virus that sickened children last fall. ali gorman has the new findings. >> a lot of parents were worried about this virus and researchers were studying it since the outbreak and there is more evidence linking it to a new strain of the virus and sudden muscle weakness. entero virus d 68 swept the nation last fall sends dozens of children to the hospital, more
than 115 kids developed sudden muscle weakness and several childrens including eli walker from hamilton township died. and now researchers found new genetic clues to the virus showing evidence of a new strain called b 1, it has mutations that make it resemble other entero viruses including polio that also includes paralysis and a child's genetics play a role. in our area five children were seen at the childrens hospital for sudden muscle weakness with changes to their spine. today all have improved but none have fully recovered. >> obviously more work needs to be done to figure out how to protect kids from these severe complications, they are typically seen in the summer and fall and unfortunately we could see this strain entero virus d
68 circulate again this year, most of the time it's just a bad cold, but watch for worsening symptoms, especially things like shortness of breath and wheezing and especially if your child has asthma. >> thank you ali. meantime 200 students at a catholic high school in minneapolis county hosted colleagues from a jewish school today. they took part in the friends in faith program at pope john paul the ii high school.
this is the first win since 2002. hats off to the champs, women and minority business owners that need help managing their money will get help thanks to citizens bank. they announced $170,000 in grants. local nonprofits were into hear about it and lessons hear about budgeting and investing. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00, we'll check the forecast for you. >> looking outside sky 6 hd at philadelphia international airport gray skies above and an interesting end to the month of march. cecily tynan has the details next.
time for accuweather with the "action news" big board. >> we do have spotty showers around and it's not a strong system but double scan live showing it is bringing some light rain across the region one band has moved into south jersey right now from medford lakes and hammonton and millville and mays landing and also moving out of delaware and another batch that is moving towards philadelphia and farther up to the north it's cold enough that they are getting snow across the poconos and could end
up with 1 to 3 slushy inches and heavy precipitation moving towards slatington, allentown don't be surprised if you see snow but it will not be accumulating there. temperature-wise, what a different, it's 63 in dover right now it's warm, 26 colder in allentown and 37 in philadelphia and between 54 and 55 and millville 58 and trenton 44 degrees, we are saying good-bye to march 2014, good-bye and good riddance it's cold and snowy, temperatures running a whopping 4.4 degrees below normal, we have a foot of snow, we have to go back to march 19 93, two years ago, 12.4 inches and that came mainly from the super storm of 1993, satellite 6
along with action radar along with action radar that continues to dive to the south and east. that has several more hours of precipitation, showing at 7:00, the rain is here, and snow across the poconos and tomorrow morning the wind shifts out of the northwest and this clears out nicely but with the winds out of the northwest it will be on the cool side. the call from accuweather is damp this evening and millville 31 and wilmington 41 and allentown 28 and 28 in reading. a chilly night. the five-day at 5:00 shows tomorrow the sunshine is back and 52 degrees, on the cool side but breezy and thursday we should all get the day off on thursday gorgeous, 66 degree mostly sunny and friday we bump it up to 70 and good friday
passover begins at sun down and it comes with clouds and occasional showers and friday night likely a steadier rain and that is likely to linger into saturday morning with morning showers and we clear things out and it's windy and cooler and easter sunday mainly dry and increasing clouds still on the cool side, 54 degrees and monday is the phillies home opener and adam will have advanced word on that in the accuweather forecast. >> i predict a win. >> all right. much more to come in the next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. a deadly scene in northeast philadelphia one person killed and several others hurt after a car crashes into a nail salon. >> and a million dollar wrongful death lawsuit put a congressman's son in the spotlight. a rally held in response to controversial ads that could be on septa buses soon.
driver slams a car to the front door of a nail salon in northeast philadelphia and a new twist in the case of this california woman that says she was kidnapped, a 15 page manifesto explaining the crime allegedly from the abductors point of view and a firestorm in indiana, the governor plans to fix the state's new controversial law. tragedy at a salon in northeast philadelphia one person is dead after being struck and killed in a crash when a car came to rest in the middle of a nail salon. dann cuellar is live with the latest. >> reporter: rick and monica construction crews are on the scene here trying to repair the considerable damage to the nail salon. they never saw it when it crashed through the wall in what appears to be an accident. >> the devastating scene at cindy's nail salon shortly after
the terrible accident. witnesses say it happened shortly before noon when the car went through the salon's front wall and left chaos and death in its wake. >> the owner was shaking and girls crying. >> police say an elderly woman accompanied by another elderly woman was arriving to do some shopping and was parking her car in front of nail salon and the driver hit the gas pedal by mistake crashing into the shouldn't occupied by six people. >> two were take and to the hospital and a third was pronounced deceased. >> the lady was underneath the vehicle. >> yes. >> the car left the store in shambles crashing all the way through to the back of the
salon. >> considerable amount of damage with excelaccelerateing through the store because the car could not move further because of walls itself. >> police say that the driver and passenger were not injured and the two that survived are critical at area torresdale hospital. police do not anticipate that charges will be filed. we are live in the northeast dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a delaware congressman's son is named as a defendant in a hazing death lawsuit. the suit names dan carnie and two other members of the sigma phi epsilon chapter according to the lawsuit carnie helped to argue the run and did not attempt to locate phips after he went over the bridge we have
faith that those trusted with the legal authority will act based on facts. a new twist in the case of a california woman that claimed she was kidnapped and released. police say it was all a hoax, but now the woman's attorney is talking about what is in an email that was sent by her kidnappers. here is the latest live from l.a. >> reporter: it's a stunning manifesto. >> last week it was case closed. it was leading to comparisons with the movie gone girl. >> but an alleged 15 page fan-fest oh emailed to the san francisco chronicle is emailed to the kidnappers with a conscious and that huskins was not their target and expressed
regret for snatching her. >> she felt terribly when they discovered it was her, but because it was a training mission they carried out regardless. >> her lawyer says that huskins kidnapping was part of a dry run, practice for high-profile victims they will kidnap in the future. does it prove she is not a lawyer. >> her lawyer says yes. >> they talk about how they prepare for it and what weapons to use they describe themselveses with a group of three, two with college educations and that they are running a car burglary operation for months. >> mr. quinn and miss huskins have plunderred valuable resources away from our community. >> that emailed message also
included a veiled threat if the vallejo threat did not apologize for calling the kidnapping a hoax. back to you. >> thank you. a dramatic high speed chase is kautd on camera in virginia, a woman wanted for credit card theft and other charges refused to pull over using this silver truck to weave in and out of traffic police were then able to box her in and take her into custody. three fairfax county officers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. protests and boycotts were sparked in indiana, in response to the passage of a freedom of religious law. >> governor mike pence admitted to mishandleing the bill and wants a new piece of legislation to clarify that discrimination is not okay.
he vows to fix the freedom of reestablish act that people say it protects business owners allowing them to turn away gays and lesbians and other customers if they feel serving them infringes on their religionus beliefs. he says that language in the law will be changed to reflect that discrimination would not be allowed. >> it's helpful to move legislation this weeks that make its clear that this law does not let businesses a right to deny service to anyone. this ahead of the college basketball tournament in indianapolis this weekend, they are considering their long-term investment there if changes are not made to this law. there is more on the
controversial freedom of religious act. a rally was held in center city philadelphia in response to controversial ads on septa buses, the dare to understand event brought mayor nutter and other leaders after they saw an add, that reads islamic view hatred it's in the quran they said if the ads anger you channel that constructively and don't resort to violence. >> this is the opposite of what our religion stands for you should conduct yourself in a dignified and respectful manner. >> the initiative perfected the ads that cost $30,000 and those ads will run for four weeks on 84 dinner septa buss. lets see how traffic is running now as we get a look at
the "action news" traffic report. >> rick and monica, we are saying see you to march with big problems in upper uk land, that is pottstown pike blocked because of a crash at eagle view boulevard, this is just south of the pennsylvania turnpike overpass from you coming down in this direction use 113 southbound instead of 100 southbound this afternoon. in east goshen there say crash at westchester pike at prospect avenue right before the merge with paoli pike and a pair of accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike one past norristown giving us speeds in the 20s there as you head towards the norristown interchange and a crash on the schuylkill eastbound by the vine but it's off to the side and more milling work in port richmond along richmond street and that means
detours in just about 20 minutes. >> matt, thank you again. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight, a georgia business owner is on the lookout for her 10 feet tall, 300 pound rooster that someone snatched up in the night. and someone got stuck on the roof of a new york city bar on your left. details are coming up. monica rain showers are passing through and snow in the poconos and we'll let you know when this ends and a big warm-up in the seven-day forecast. those stories and sports when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back.
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road. >> she hopes it has not been destroyed for scrap. a wiley coyote made to the roof of a bar in new york city. someone snapped these pictures in queens people assume they had were looking at a dog until behavior folks when up close and then called police, officers with a tranquilizer gun tried to trap the coyote but it was too quick for them. why was it on the roof nobody knows and why was it in the city like manhattan i don't know. it's a big mystery. time for sports eagles added another receiver to their roster. ducis rogers is here with more on that. >> it's not a sexy signing but it does fill an area of need, the eagles signed miles austin to a one year deal, he caught 47 balls in 12 games, the previous eight seasons he was with
dallas and he played with demarco murray and he put the hard sell on austin and it was chip kelly who closed the deal. >> it seemed like the right thing to do and the team is already great obviously without me and i wanted to be a part of it and join in and go in full swing and just be a part of it. >> we caught up with jordan matthews in northeast philadelphia, the eagles receiver and verizon wireless partnered for domestic violence matthews becomes the eagles number one receiver and that mean a lot more balls should be thrown his way. >> i'm a piece of the puzzle and i just work and inter twine with everyone else to make thing goes, and everybody is stuck on numbers, i don't get caught up in all of that, the offense that coach kelly has is state the art and new and fresh and always
innovative. to the phillies they released pitcher kevin slowey. i hope dom brown is not a betting man he thought it would be 50/50 he would be healthy enough to start the season now the phillies say he will start the season on the dl. phils and blue jays not a good day for phillies pitcher a solo homer and oh sullivan gives up for homers, and he leaves and luis garcia comes non-he is taken for a long ride, and late in the game ken jyles lives with a lower back injury. and the owls hope that it's well worth the wait tonight temple faces miami in the semi finals of the mit, and fran
funfi is -- we have taken good care of the basketball and at this point to be playing in new york city in madison square garden in the stem eye finals we couldn't be more thrilled. >> the nhl season ends in seven days and the flyers can get out of their misery. coach berube thinks he knows what was missing. >> we had mojo in the third period and we came from behind and we knew we were going to and we didn't seem to have that mojo this season. >> mojo, now to people with a lot of mojo. >> thank you that is so nice. >> we'll pay him later.
companies got a chance to meet with a group of job seekers in wilmington, the group at i.t returning lab was organized by chris -- good luck everybody chbl. meteorologist, adam joseph is here now and march is going out like a penguin. >> something cold and dreary and what a month it has been, good-bye and good ridden and look forward, the first couple of days look nice, as we look at double scan live radar anything is better than that. rain showers in much of the delaware valley and snow in parts of the lehigh valley as we close into double scan live radar a little closer from philadelphia to the center city to the north near trenton pops of yellow near pennington and a burst of rain, as it works from
the west-southwest to the east-northeast and a wet drive across much of the area and as you lift to the north you encounter the cold winter like air and switching over to that wet snow coating the grown in spots and several inches of snow on the ground in the poconos and lake harmony and even near easton and hampton seeing a mix going on. we take a look at the lion that was roaring when we began this month with without weather and snow on march 1st and the last day of march we are dealing with rain and cold again and we look at the march temperatures and the month as a whole over the last two years back in 2012, it was summer like, 9 degrees above normal for march of 2012 and we made up for it the last three years, winter lags with temperatures way below average, 4.4 below average, one of those years yet again three years in a row, we go from winter feeling
and jumping into summer. as we look at the numbers, 44 in trenton, 36 in allentown and freezing in the poconos, a big jump to the south and dover coming in at 63 degrees, the clipper system weak in an exception because it has moisture with it. and a few more hours the skies clear for the remainor of the overnight and skies clear after midnight temperatures drop below freezing in much of the area and upper 20s in the lehigh valley and any moisture can harden up a bit on the sidewalks and grassy surfaces and wednesday high pressure comes in 52 degrees, still cool for april with the northwesterly wind. these are the best days in fact, the best days of 2015 with a southerly wind on thursday. 7 degrees above average, topping out at 66 degrees, the exclusive
accuweather seven-day forecast back to back sunny days for wednesday and thursday and a big jump up for thursday and then we are at 70 on friday for good friday and passover begins at sun down and a warm, wet day and showers on and off throughout the afternoon looking at a quarter or so inch of rain, and a left over shower on saturday, drying out in the afternoon and cooler and windy at 54 we begin dry with sunshine on easter morning, monday and tuesday, weather cloudy next week, it could be damp at times for the phillies home opener and enjoy it easter is not looking bad now either. >> topping the people scene tonight, the rolling stones are zipping across north america again, the rock band announced the 15 city tour that kicks off in may and the zip code tour will reunite mick jagger and
keith richards and ronny wood, the last time was during their bigger bang tour in 2006 and pop star justin bieber was in south florida to deal with his troubles again a mediation hearing to deal with a photographer he said the biebs ordered him to rough him up while he was taking pictures. and he was arrested in another incident in miami beach.
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tuesday night jim is off and i'm rick williams in the news the pennsylvania supreme court rules against attorney general, kathleen kane and a driver plows through a northeast philadelphia nail salon killing a patron inside. but the big story is the firehouse under siege this morning. dramatic moments before the suspect finally surrenders to s.w.a.t. teams. lets go live to chad pradelli standing by at the cheltenham police department. >> we are not naming the suspect because he is not formerly charged, i am hold that should happen in the next two to three days but currently the suspect is in the hospital. i spoke to one of the hostages off camera, he says the suspect is an all around good guy and
did not see this coming. >> the suspect entered the lamott fire company and fired a shot into the wall and said the next one i won't miss. several firefighters ran out and at least four were taken hostage, s.w.a.t. team members surrounded the building and make phone can't with the suspect. >> he was upset and crying. >> about a half hour later he released the hostages unharmed. after making alarming statements he was taken to a mental evaluation facility. >> i raised up off the bed and said oh my god that is the place where my son works at. >> the suspect was terminated from the lamott fire company yesterday. according to his facebook page the suspect works for the philadelphia housing authority and previously worked for the salvation army and served in the u.s. army and took the loss of