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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy.
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good afternoon sara bloomquist is off and in the news this hour, breaking news from the flyers organization and head coach craig berube is fired after two seasons and more than a dozen suspected child predators are taken into custody following a sweep by the pennsylvania attorney general's office. and breaking news philadelphia police believe they found the car involved in a deadly hit and run in west kensington. police were there as they recovered this white infinity. police believe this was the car that struck 19-year-old josephine rivera and her son joseph. the little boy died yesterday morning. eva pilgram joins us live from philadelphia with the very latest. >> reporter: rick, police say they are certain they have the car that was used in that kensington hit and run that
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killed a 2-year-old boy and injured his mother and they think they know who was driving that car. >> around 6:00 this morning the owner of the 2006 white infinity and told officers he believed his car was used in the deadly hit and run. >> it's a big piece of physical evidence. and it matches up to what was found at the scene. we are confident we have the vehicle. >> david and his mother josephine rivera were hit getting out of their home on masher street in west kensington. david died on wednesday morning and his mother was released from the hospital. he was visiting family in the area, and let a 19-year-old relative borrow the car. >> they are from out of town and
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coming back to town they see the footage. news and realize, hey i think this is my car. >> at this point the car is impounded and police are waiting to get a search warrant to go through the vehicle for any evidence they can find there. they say they have a good idea who the driver is and they know there was a driver in the car at the time of the accident. they are not sure at this time who that is. but it's a matter of time with all of this evidence before that name comes out as well. meantime police are working to make an arrest in another deadly hit and run, this one in northwest philadelphia abdul wilson was killed running into traffic on litchfield street. police recovered the rentsal suv involved in the insdidn't and the suspect's attorney contacted police but no arrests have been
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made yet. the philadelphia flyer have fired head coach craig berube after only two seasons. general manager ron hextall made the announcement. he started in 2013, he took them to the playoffs last season but they were knocked out in the first round. this year the flyers missed the playoffs entirely and he had one year left on his contract and they will begin searching for a new head coach immediately. we'll have more on this breaking sports story coming up later today on "action news" beginning at 4:00. turning to accuweather now a damp and dreary start to the weekend looking live at sky 6 hd at a soggy center city skyline, keep your umbrellas close by and turn it in for sunglasses and flip-flops, a warmer weekend is on the
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horizon, karen rogers is in for david murphy live at the big board. >> break out the flip-flops tomorrow. the clouds we are socked with all day so far trying to break apart, especially south and east of the city of philadelphia, starting to see breaks in the thick cloud cover we started with rain in the area, very early this morning, it was steady as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we can see that we are dry through the region and maybe a sprinkle trying to reach the ground in the northwest. we expect a few showers and maybe even a thunderstorm to come through later on this afternoon and evening. we see we have showers that really broke apart and the front is right about there and ahead of that front we see a shower or rumble of thunder break through later on not a lot of precipitation today. for the most part mild and lots of clouds we do have and a shower or thunderstorm we have, later on this afternoon and evening, overall between the
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morning and afternoon hours only expecting a .10 to .33 inch of rain. as you plan your evening commute, not bad watch out if you are under one of the downpours later on. a few showers and mild 4:00 p.m. 70 and 7:00 p.m. 67 degrees, temperature-wise we are already but wait until you see the temperatures tomorrow, i think you will like them. it will feel closer to summer than spring. details coming up in a few minutes. we'll check back in later when breaking news or weather happens in your neighborhood we invite you to join the action email your photos and videos to join the action at and become part of the news team or use #6abcaction. a man remains hospitalized after being shot by police in philadelphia's frankford exception, it happened at pratt street two officers were
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responding to a call of shots fired. they found a man armed with two guns, when the suspect refused to drop the weapons, one officer shot him in the leg. the man was rushed to einstein medical center. 15 suspected child predators are off the streets following a sweep by the attorney general's office, various law enforcement agencies worked to make the arrests over the past two weeks in bucks delaware and philadelphia counties. attorney general, kathleen kane will talk about the arrests this afternoon and we'll bring you the full story on "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. an ohio man accused of training with terrorists in syria and returning to the u.s. to launch an attack appeared in court today. the suspect was being monitored by law enforcement officials for months. and counter terrorism officials say this is what they are most
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worried about. >> reporter: abdul muhammad was due to appear in federal court in ohio, he is expected to enter a not guilty plea to terrorist charges. the fbi learned that muhammad wants to do something big including going to a texas military base to kill american soldiers execution-style. this type of counter terrorism is what officials fear most. >> muhammad left columbus ohio, last year with a one way ticket to greece and he dice peered and slipped into syria he joined al qaeda and broke into houses and hand to hand combat a cleric in syria directed muhammad to return to the united states and carry out an act of
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terrorism. >> the benefit of being american is he has good paper. that means is he able to travel and has a u.s. passport that is the goal. >> reporter: muhammad is a recently naturalized citizen from somalia, he was put on surveillance when he returned home. authorities are tracking muhammad for months and he expressed support for isis even downloading images of the fighters to his facebook page. a kansas man charged as an accomplice in an alleged plot to bomb a military base is likely to be released on monday to his parents. blair argued he was not a flight risk and cooperated with authorities, the alleged mastermind john booker was said to install a 1,000 pound bomb
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outside the military base last week. well, sunday marks 20 years since the oklahoma city bombing, 16 8 people were killed and more thank 150 others were injured. timothy mcveigh and others carried out the bomb. mcveigh dead nated a pickup truck full of explosives and nichols helped in the bomb preparation, mcveigh was convicted and executed. the candidates vying for philadelphia's next mayor talked about the city's booming tourism business this morning. the six democratic candidates and the one republican candidate met for a forum in the visitors center and our own matt o'donnell was the moderator, the focus was how to keep philadelphia competitive in leisure, tourism and business
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travel. they were asked how to handle the role as an ambassador to the city. ed polaski is said to announce he is running for the u.s. senate. polaski is looking to challenge pat toomey, there is no official word from his camp but the chairman of the democratic party says he is calling party officials to tell them about his decision. joe sestak is also running, he narrowly lost to toomey back in 2010. still to come on "action news" at noon, pope francis may be adding to his itinerary when he visits the u.s. later this year and hundreds gather for a special ceremony to honor the victims of germanwings flight 9525. and a good samaritan rushes to save a person whose suv is dangling off a cliff. and we'll get more from
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accuweather forecast.
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the only thing stopping the truck from going down a cliff was a chain link fence. he ran up a hill to get to him. >> pulled him out and gave him a hug. >> we talked about god. >> did what anyone would do so -- went right back to work. >> the rescue driver was shaken up from the incident but otherwise will be okay. hundreds of people are paying tribute to the 150 victims bho died when a copilot deliberately crashed the germanwings plane into the alps. chancellor was among the dignitaryies in attendance. 150 candles were lit in memory of the victims. hundreds of volunteers are joining state forestry officials to plant thousands of trees at the flight 93 memorial that
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crashed on 9/11. organizers hope to reforest the entire site with more than 150 trees here. flight 93 crashed after being hijacked by terrorists on 9/11, the visitors center is expected to open later this year. pope francis may make a stop in cuba when he comes to the u.s. in september. he is considering a cuba leg but discussions are at an early stage. the pope is credited with helping the u.s. and cuba restore diplomatic ties by writing letters to the two countries and helping them with their final negotiations. the pope will be here in philadelphia in except for the meeting of families. police believe a dispute over the family business
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prompted a shooting employee adult brothers and the mother and one of the wives were killed. two women and two children escaped unharmed. the police used a megaphone to communicate with the family but an hour after it began they heard the sound of gunshots. it's one of the most popular games in the world but could candy crush be bad for your health? doctors weigh in when we come back. stay with us. n? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. me, when i had a blood clot in my leg that could have traveled to my lungs. that's why i took xarelto®, too. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. i took xarelto® for afib... an irregular heartbeat that can lead to a stroke from a blood clot. xarelto® is proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. hey, well i'm glad we got together.
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sony is blasting wikileaks after the site posted hundreds of thousands of emails and documents after a hack into a searchable archives. sony is strongly condemning the leaking of stolen information it includes 70000 emails and 30,000 other documents. back in december a cyber attack crippled sony ahead of the release of the movie "the interview". teenage smoking rates hit a record low but the news is not all good. more teenagers are moving to electronic cigarettes and water pipes. the number of high school students that tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year to 30% and one in ten used a hooka. the report found similar trends
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for middle school age children but at lower levels. some doctors are warning of playing too many candy crush and that the game could lead to injuries of proper boundaries onset. a sailor landed in a san diego operating room after binging on the game for hours of day and the game started to tear down the tendons in his hand, doctors say he may not notice the wear and tear because the game works as a natural pain killer by releasing hormones to the body. now "action news" is working on stories for today at 4:00. including freebie friday and a suspect that reached for his gun instead of his taser, he broke his silence, why he says the fatal mistake could have happened to anyone. and why a woman faked coming in third place at the marathon, today she fakes coming in first.
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how she cheated.
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meteorologist, karen rogers is back now and we are talking about the warmest day of the year now. >> are you ready for that? >> i am ready. >> i am ready all winter. stormtracker 6 live double scan around the region, and we are dry through the area looking good unlike early this morning where we had steady light rain that moved through for your morning commute. you can see we are drying out but a few more showers are coming our way. sky 6 hd is look live down the shore and the clouds are holding tough there but you'll be okay for the shore area because the showers are moving in west to east and it will be a while before you get your chance for a shower. 68 in philadelphia, temperatures on the mild side.
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the dew point is 57 and the winds 17 miles per hour. there is that rain from there morning, that moves on out of here and a line to the west as it approached us it fell apart and we see more breaks in the sun and the frontal boundary approaches we'll ignite this chance of a shower or thunderstorm, mostly dry afternoon you can see breaks in the clouds trying to fill in from the south to the west. we'll get peeks of sunshine and this is future tracker 6 showing we are dry here until 5:30 and scattered showers and a rumble of thunder come through with this as well. maybe you get a downpour in one or two spots not that everyone will see it. but watch this afternoon into this evening, at 1:00 this morning the clouds are trying to clear and clearer condition to the northwest and it gives us a nice start to the weekend 72 by
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3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 71 and 7:00 p.m. 69 and 9:00 p.m. 64 with the chance for an afternoon evening or thunderstorm. and low of 55 staying mild in the overnight hours setting us up for a great looking saturday. 13 degree as above average, with sunny skies and nice conditions and we have a change for the union game and cooler and sunshine and clouds around and start time 62 by the 90th minute only 55 degrees. not the warmth we are talking about on saturday, a big change coming halfway through your weekend, here is a look at your exclusive accuweather forecast, mild today with 72 degrees, for your high temperature we are not entirely dry, and we have lots of clouds and a few showers and rumble of thunder coming through but not everyone will see it saturday it's nice and warm and 78 degrees, it's a
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beauty and temperatures will be falling through the seven day on sunday it's turning cooler and 64 and monday is the real wet day periods of rain and heavy rain and a good inch or two of rain, 62 for your high temperatures and feeling kind of raw, tuesday sunny and warmer and 71 not too bad but wednesday we have sunshine but nonetheless a high of 66 and bringing it down to 60 on thursday, some indications are as we look beyond that we are talking about cooler temperatures 72 and 78 on the map, get yourself out and enjoy that rick williams. >> i'll try to. coming up in the next half our of "action news" at 12:30, because of new relationship with cuba open talks with u.s. fugitives could bring a convirkted cop killer to the united states. and tarmac tantrums got a woman kicked off a flight what caused
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one a woman to stab another passenger with her pen.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. hello again, here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30 breaking knew police are one step close toward getting the driver that struck and killed a 2-year-old boy and hurt his mother in west kensington. and the changing u.s. of
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cuba relations could bring one of the most wanted fungtives back to the u.s. and a passenger was kicked off a flight for stabbing a snoring fellow traveler with her pen. now, the details with our breaking news, the car was involved in a hit and run that left a child dead and his mother seriously injured. the action cam was in west philadelphia police found the white infinity and took pictures and towed it to the police impoundment lot they believe this is the car that killed david and injured his mother josephine rivera. >> reporter: rick this is where the police have been questioning the owner of the car, he and his girlfriend left here a short while ago and police have no doubt it is the car that ran down david and his


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