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a major drug bust involving a number of philadelphia neighborhoods, more than 50 people were arrested and a news conference was held this morning and vernon odom is live in german town with all of the details for us. >> reporter: police say they are now coming with a major crack down on drug buyers all over the city that is the major focus now as they try to dry up the local market. >> if your employer doesn't know are you a heroin addict and you are arrested the next morning they will know. >> they are hailing yesterday's arrest of 60 people where open air drug markets flourish they locked up buyers more than a third with suburban addresses and 20 alleged dealers were locked up as well. they confiscated 24 vehicles belonging to the dealers and their customers. >> we see where the open air drug sales are plaguing the area the communities are under
siege by large number of drug addicts buying and using the drugs openly, we have parents and children walking through the drug markets just to get to school. >> they confiscated this dealers car with this compartment under the backseat to hide the dope. police say that these mass arrests, will continue in hot spots across the city. >> if you think it's a good idea to purchase narcotics in the city limits, you will not only be charged for the crime but your vehicle will be confiscated and your picture and information will be publicized through the news media. >> can you now see 48 of those mugshots right now on our 6abc.com website. vernon odom channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we are following breaking news for you this afternoon, a philadelphia woman is in federal custody charged with planning to
join isis, the feds say keyana thomas tried to fly overseas to join the terror group. she contacted a member and made arrangements to fly there if convicted thomas faces up to 15 years in prison. new at 12:30 a westchester university student has been charged in connection with an alleged rape at a frat house 19-year-old mauricio martinez is the suspect in an alleged rape of a female student, and he is behind bars, charged are rape and sexual assault and other offenses. st. joseph's university is investigating allegations of hazing involving their program. chad pradelli is live at the
school now with some pretty disturbing details and the latest in this investigation. >> reporter: alicia the university has denied a question for an on camera interview but a spokesperson tells me that an internal investigation is underway, the hazing involves sexual acts some so graphic they are unsuitable for broadcast. freshman softball players were given written ininstructions in a note, saying this is deliverance week and it's time for them to show respect and realize their place if they don't follow these instructions there will be dire consequences sources say the students being initiated had to drink alcohol and do other sexual acts that are too graphic to outline here. it took place not on campus but at the home of an upper class
man. the bus departed late to a game because of the investigation, the spokesperson says they are aware of the allegations and they are taken seriously and multiple interviews with student athletes, coaches and staff are taking place and others are still to come. st. joseph's are taking action to confirm the safety of all student athletes. >> he says if the allegations prove to be true, those responsible will be held accountable. live on the st. joseph's campus chad pradelli channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. two suspects are in custody after a house party on the 2200 block of park avenue this is near temple university. neither the victim or suspected shooters were temple students there were at least 100 people inside of the house when the fight broke out it spilled on
to the street and then the shots were fired. a 19-year-old victim is in critical condition and a 20-year-old victim is in stab books stable condition and two suspects are in custody and no charges are filed. now to accuweather on this friday afternoon, we see above average temperatures today, that is the good news and we are dealing with rain, can't have it all. sky 6 hd looking at atlantic city a bummer of a beach day trying to think ahead to the time we'll sit on the beach. >> hi there alicia, definitely don't want to head to the shore today, we are tracking the on and off showers, later on today the precipitation will pick up in intensity. we'll look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we have light rainfall along that philadelphia region the 95 corridor and areas to the south and east. we'll go on and wide and out the picture here, stormtracker 6 live double scan 3-d there are a few pieces of energy we are
tracking and one over illinois and indiana and another wave over ohio, you see the moisture out over the ohio valley and this makes its way eastward tonight, and with that we have a steadier batch of precipitation to track. despite the moisture temperatures are mild, average for us this time of year is 59 we are above that at this hour, 61 in the city and 55 in the poconos, but cooler along the beaches, beach haven coming in at 46 and 47 degrees think overall we are calling for a quarter to .75 inch of rain and you can see the computer graphics the models we pinpoint to track the precipitation is in line. we'll talk about what to expect for today rounds of rain on the way and more this evening and into tonight and a rumble of thunder is possible with the second wave of energy. coming up we'll look at the forecast and let you know what
it looks like for easter on sunday. >> looking forward to that. if you see breaking news or severe weather, we want you to join the action email your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org or use #6abcaction on social media, its how you can be a part of "action news." a home invasion suspect is on the run this afternoon in philadelphia, police caught one suspect after an overnight break-in in the city's oxford circle section, it happened at 2:30 a.m. on shizler street and the crooks left empty handed and the officers nabbed one man on a foot chase. police are asking for the public's help to find an alleged bank robber this man pulled a gun on the teller at 4:00 yesterday afternoon, the suspect took an unknown amount of cash and ran off he hopped into a
maroon older model get away car if you have a tip call milford police. and upper macungie eighth grader is charged as an adult for killing her mother. 14-year-old conspired with her 20-year-old boyfriend, caleb barnes, a soldier on leave. she wanted her mother dead because she was trying to break up the relationship. the boyfriend is already under arrest for the killings. "the new york times" is calling on new jersey senator rob ertd menendez to step down. the paper's editorial board says that the senator is doing a disservice to new jersey by staying in the service. they are calling on his colleagues to demand his resignation. the democrat is facing federal corruption charges, he maintains his innocence and he pledged he
will stay in office. iran's president is pledging that his nation will abide by the deal reached in switzerland, in an address to his nation he says that iranians do not seek to mislead the world. they face a june deadline for a final deal, israel's prime minister says he and his cabinet members are united in strongly opposing the deal. there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30 this friday. relatives of john and joyce sheridan are breaking their silence, why they say the cops got it all wrong. plus, remember this a ski lift malfunctioning at a ski report and now another chair-lift is taken out of service, we'll tell you why this time.
a ski resort in maine shut down a chair-lift, less than two weeks before another chair-lift went haywire and injured seven people. the king pine chair-lift malfunctioned and a broken drive shaft in the gear box caused the accident and now the resort took another lift out of service as a precaution after they found the drive shaft had an abnormal am of wear and tear. now relatives of john and joyce sheridan are speaking out days after the couple's death was ruled a murder-suicide. here is more on how the family is working to clear john sheridan's name. >> a burning home in an upscale new jersey neighborhood. a prominent political couple found dead inside.
the deaths of john and joyce sheridan on september 28th seemed a mystery until now investigators just declaring it a murder-suicide. a husband now accused of fatally attacking his wife before setting their master bedroom on fire. >> they decided it was a murder-suicide the second they walked on the scene. >> the sheridan family is fighting back pointing out what they call gaping holes in the prosecutors report ones that point to a brutal double murder and the suspect still at large. >> the community should be scared. they have no idea what happened at the crime scene and they are out telling the public they are safe. >> they say that he used a kitchen knife to fatally stab his wife and then an unknown october to kill himself and then setting the fire that ultimately
killed him. they say it all points to one conclusion, the prosecutor has indicted and convicted my brother of murder when there hasn't even been a trial. >> they are releasing a list of unanswered questions too many to be closed. >> why no scratch marks on john sheridan when dna was found under the fingernails of joyce sheridan what is the motive he was sending work emails and even planning a meeting for the next day just moments before and they had plans to face time with their grandson that night and where is the weapon used to stab john sheridan and the dna? >> the dna in this case is extremely speculative. now the family is planning to sue the prosecutors not for money but to clear john sheridan's name. >> we will not allow the
prosecutors office to destroy my father's legacy and my mother's legacy. >> in other news this noon, police in oklahoma have released video of a violent attack in oklahoma. it mapped in moore when officers tried to stop two brothers of hitting a parked car, you see the officer using a taser to subdue one of the suspects but it did not work and then the brother can be seen charging the officer and he tackled the officer and hit him in the head both brothers were intoxicated and the taser did not work on either of them, both were eventually taken into custody and charged. still ahead on "action news" on this friday, a popular 90s sitcom may be taking an encore the new plans for full house cut it out. plus, melissa has a full look at your accuweather forecast.
vanilla ice is off the hook for theft charges, authorities said he removed items of a home in foreclosure, he said it was just a misunderstanding, he took a plea deal that requires him to do 100 hours of community service and pay $1,000 in restitution. and get ready a 90s sitcom may have a new home. netflix netflix is starting fuller house. there will be guest appearances by bob sagat and john stamos.
>> it was a classic show back in the day. >> you had one of the lines "you got it dude" we got a lot of rain too stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you that right now we have some light precipitation, just some light rainfall along the i-95 corridor and areas to the south and east and nothing brewing yet across the northwest suburbs, we go in tighter with street level and storm tracker 6, chads worth light rain and same in hammonton and millville and salem. so the precipitation will continue as we go throughout the rest of the afternoon hours and into tonight. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier today and this morning, in exton at miller park, we have a mostly cloudy skies and not a whole lot of people doing jogging or walking outdoors because that moisture overhead is sticking around.
temperatures north and west of town slatington, 61 and same thing in fleet wood, and 60 in pottstown and coatesville and upper 60s for kennett square and chester center city, 61 degrees, some locations are cooler, surf city 48 degrees and the wins are coming in out of the south and the south facing community is getting hit by that and affecting by the cooler wind overhead glassboro and cinnaminson and smyrna and dover at this hour. here is satellite 6 along with action radar here is the first batch of moisture and there is more moisture to come, two waves of energy we are tracking one over the ohio valley thark works it's way eastward as we go throughout the rest of the today. rounds of rain are on the way and with the southwest wind overhead temperatures climb up into the upper 60s here in philadelphia but we'll track the precipitation overhead 2:00 today, make sure you have the
umbrellas with you because as you step outdoors we have the moisture overhead and throughout the day another wave of energy that moves on through and some of this could produce a thunderstorm or two embedded in the moisture, still despite the moisture we are in the upper 60s to near 70 in dover and the temperature around 73 degrees, down to the south of the city, 8:30 tonight we have the moisture to contend with and we start to clear out in the overnight hours and that sets us up for a nice holiday weekend, the holiday for some starting this evening, 7:27 this evening when passover begins warm with clouds overhead. 66 degrees, and for easter sunday partly sunny and cool early, and 43 at 9:00 in the morning and 11:00 a.m. the temperature around 51 degrees and no concerns if you have easter egg hunts planned outdoors over the weekend. the accuweather forecast showing you mild and damp today a high
temperature near 70 saturday windy and cooler winds 30 to 40 miles per hour, high temperature is 55 degrees, sunday breezy and milder and 62 for easter and nice for the phils at home in their home opener on monday high temperature up to 67 degrees and 65 on tuesday and then tuesday, wednesday and thursday temperatures in the 50s and 60s, but the threat of hours overhead, all in all the weekend is looking good, nice and dry thank you. >> the latest installment in the fast and furious series cruises into theaters this weekend box office.com predicts that furious 7 will make a whopping$7 will make a whopping $20 million this weekend. it's seen as a tribute to walker who died in a car accident while
filming. and the woman in gold a woman that fought the government in austria to reclaim a painting done by her aunt. simon curtis visits us here, a princeton grad who was maria's real life lawyer. >> it comes to life and it's emotional. a very moving story it presents the way the jewish community in vienna was shattered when the nazis arrived and helen's character maria had to leave her family for good and that is something we can all empathize with. woman in gold is rated pg-13.
coming up tonight on 6 abc an all new last man standing and shark tank at 9:00 and then 20/20 followed by "action news" at 11:00. check out 6abc.com you'll find trip advisers top 25 decembertationdecember destinations and miami beach is one of them. it's all there at 6abc.com. miami sounds great right now. but we are going to dry out and that is the good news around here. >> as we head into the weekend, we'll show you what is going on as we look at the day planner for the rest of the today cloudy and damp and high temperature of 70 in the city and most locations are in the upper 60s and we are calling for a quarter inch to three quarters of an inch of rain.
and we'll dry out and sunshine for easter. here is a look at stories for "action news" at 4:00, a rape investigation at a local college, what happened allegedly inside of a frat house and the student facing charges. and easter sunday the rush to get ready. where they are picking up their favorite parts of menu. don't forget to join us later for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for melissa magee and the entire "action news" team have a great day and a wonderful holiday weekend.
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