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at septa heat headquarterers. >> how are police and septa reacting to all of this. >> reporter: they are acting aggressively they are sending a message, if you act up the cameras and officers will catch you. it was violent and senseless another after school battle caught on septa cameras kicking and punching and a kid falling on the tracks. >> this is an outrageous event it's not even funny. this happened on the broad street line, an argument happened between female students and it moved into the station with the boys. >> we have identified two of the victims and potential aggressors. >> it ended with the students
jumping on the train within officers walked up and not one person reported the fight. and they are moving to stop these aggressive attacks like the one in march at broad and locust. >> there are criminal charges in edition to the school level regarding this incident. >> ten hot spots are identified all near schools and trouble after school is dismissed. >> we are trying to identify disorder and acts that are unsafe that we can then share with the school district to prevent big things like this from happening. >> so that means more transit and school police officers deployed to the hot spots, the criminal investigation into yesterday's fight continues there was no reported injuries but as you heard charges are expected. reporting live here in center city kenneth moton channel 6
"action news." >> thank you. some this is some of the damage done this afternoon when a line of storms moved through the area, the storm brought down trees and wires on edge more road in wilmington. 3800 customers lost power just in newcastle county. lets get the latest from meteorologist, cecily tynan. >> it shows areas of some lingering showers they are with us until 9:00 and the skies begin to clear but the heaviest downpours occurred between 2:00 this afternoon and 3:00 this afternoon. the force was able to pull the winds from the atmosphere to the surface and philadelphia is reporting a peak wind gust of 70 miles per hour nearly hurricane force wind, northeast philadelphia 62 and florence knowledge, 61. classic clash of air masses
going on. this afternoon we were up to 73 degrees in philadelphia and down now to 56 degrees, the actual cold front sweeps through this evening and behind that temperatures in the 30s and 40s, and that air mass is moving our way. temperatures are tumbling overnight. 6:00 tomorrow morning, you may want the winter coat, 39 degrees in philadelphia, 35 in allentown, 39 in wilmington these are the temperatures not the windchills, it's going to feel even colder and when things begin to warm up in the full accuweather forecast. >> can you stay ahead of changes in the weather by checking 6abc.com/weather you can find live storm tracker 6 radar and the seven day accuweather forecast, and the latest from our team of meteorologists. the bad news came today for the owners of this home in florence township the combination of a leaky sewer
drain and monday's torrential rain caused their backyard to collapse into the delaware below. and now they are told they have to go. nora muchanic is live in front of the house tonight. >> reporter: jim they fenced off the houses for safety reasons and also people were curious to see and walking right on to the property. geotechnical engineers inspected the giant gully and said its not stable and those closest to the cliff have to evacuate. >> this is our home we put a lot of effort into it and i put a lot of love into this house. >> lynn o'dell could not help tears after she showed engineers the giant hole that opened in their backyard the decision they feared came from officials. >> it's unsafe, they cannot
remain in their homes. >> for two years now the o'dell's backyard and their neighbors is collapsing without an explanation. >> they found a capped off sewer drain, once maintained by burlington county was leaking underground and that was undermining the soil. >> that tl is always the possibility depending on the weather and additional rain or even the wind. >> that means the o'dells who love their home above the delaware river must now evacuate. >> we walk away we could be walking away for good and losing everything that is hard to take but by the same token we are standing here grace of god and haven't gone over and they are not finding us at the bottom of cliff. >> the firefighters expected the site and the township has put up fencing to keep the curious away. >> it's horrible. i just wouldn't want it to
happen to me and i feel bad for these people. >> the o'dells began moving out important papers and other items. they are heart broken. >> we'll move forward and we'll be okay, it's a lot to comprehend and take in. >> now, local officials are formalizing the orderers to vacate the properties and this involves an elderly man in his 80s that lives in the brown house behind me burlington county officials tell me they are working with township officials to figure out how this happened and how to fix it. >> thank you nora. authorities in lehigh township issued a public emergency doctors have treated dozens of patients that have overdosed on synthetic marijuana in just the last week there are eight suspected overdose deaths in the county. kidney failure and muscle break down are the symptoms, synthetic
marijuana is sprayed with chemicals. philadelphia police are investigating how heroin ended up in the hands of a first grader police say that the boy brought more than a dozen packets of heroin to william cramp elementary school on wednesday, after showing it around the lunch room, the boy then tossed the drugs into the trash and two older students alerted adults to the heroin, the children that handled the drugs were evaluated at the hospital and they are okay. no charges are filed but authorities are investigating. a philadelphia parking authority employee died in a tragic accident this morning at a ppa lot in south philadelphia authorities say that 60-year-old jeff bayers was one over by a tow truck in the 2500 block. and investigators say that the incident appears to be an accident and bayers was a 13
year employee of the philadelphia parking authority. now an update to a breaking news story we brought you last night on "action news" at 11:00. firefighters found a 59-year-old earl freedman dead inside of his bucks county home after an intense blaze the flames erupted after 10:30 last night at the 66 hundred block of point pleasant pike, and the buck county fire marshall says the fire started in the kitchen where the homeowner was found. there word on a cause but officials say the house was packed with material that fueled the fire. princeton has become the fifth town in new jersey to ban tobacco sales to anyone under 21 the town's board of health voted unanimously that raises the minimum wage from 18. it takes place in just three weeks. three two one! >> philadelphia mayor michael nutter and some young students
in south philadelphia ushered in this earth day by cutting the ribbon on a new environmentally friendly playground the play ground reusing rain and melting snow to feed the plants and flowers, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the epa. coming untonight, students in south jersey get a real life lesson in citizenship as they witness people taking the only today. and a university of delaware football player talks about his anticipation from next week's nfl draft. the big story is tumbling temperatures. i'll have the accuweather forecast.
st. joseph's university presented its new president. mark reed will become the first lay president in the school's 164 year history, he comes from another jesuit school fairfield in connecticut? >> he takes over for kevin gillespie stepping down after his three year term. students from the aim academy broke ground on a new community center this morning it provides tuns to nearly 300 students with displex yeah and other learning disabilityies.
it has studios and a 500 seat auditorium. 20 people became american citizens today. "action news" reporter eva pilgram was right there. ♪♪ ♪♪ the students at marlton elementary school were learning about what it means to become a u.s. citizen. maria moved here for school. >> we are very happy here and have many lovely friends here and enjoy living here. >> susan moved here in 1971, both women enjoy living here and both women's husbands are already citizens they and 20 other men and women took the oath pledging allegiance to the united states today. and then one by one they walked
to the stage to get their official papers, they became citizens today in a room full of fourth graders that couldn't help but feel patriotic. >> it was amazing. >> awesome. >> there were people from all different countries. >> principal feldman knows how important it is it marks 45 years since he immigrated with his parents from cuba. >> it's important for youngsters to see firsthand, we study about the requirements and the process and here they are able to observe. >> a special moment for these students and these new citizens. >> my friends will be delighted at last that my husband and i are both going to be sitd accidents. >> the next step is to update their social security and gets a new u.s. passport and now they can register to vote. eva pilgram, channel 6 "action news."
phillies hope to keep the bats alive tonight, we need more of what we saw last night. the phillies put it together in the 7-3 victory over the marlins and ryan howard hit his first home run of the season and they look to do it again behind cole hamels. jaime apody is live now. >> hamels yet to pick up a win, 5.00 era through three starts. hate to rain on your parade there should be no more rain tonight, though the tarp is on the field still, they are about to take it off as we speak. hamels roughed up in his last start giving up five runs including two home runs, but he also hasn't had help the phillies have not scored more
than 3 runs when he takes the mound. >> elevated balls over the plate, are the pitches that come back to haunt him and major league hitters up until this point have not missed the pitches for him to put everything together for a good solid start would go a long way to set the tonight for us. >> the tarp coming up that means almost time for baseball sandberg told me when i asked him if he was superstitious and keeping the lineup the same after a win and he said yes and that is why ryan howard is batting sixth again. >> thank you jaime. from jameis winston and marcus mariota, from a tight end in a small school projected to go way later than that. they all have the same dream, jeff skversky speaks to nick boyle about his chances.
>> nick boyle is one of the best football players to ever suit up in the state of delaware he has the most catches in school history for the tight end and hopes to be a catch in next week's draft. >> he is projected for a late round pick. >> it's exciting and scary because it's unpredictable. you don't know what team wants you, you can talk to a team 20 times and they don't pick you and the team that picks you never spoke to. >> chip kelly watched him play a few times not only is he friends with the offensive coordinate he of delaware they were friends in new hampshire and they run a similar offense. >> i think that would be extremely easy for me to pick up that play book. >> the former blue hens captain is receiving interest from the texans and bucks to name a few.
the player stood out in the senior bowl and the nfl combine with his ability to catch and block. are you lucky enough to get the opportunity then from that point on is what predicts if you stay on a team or not. >> all boyle can do is wait for his name to be called. the draft is just eight days away. there say new way to get fresh air and exercise in montgomery county they introduced the bike share program. they are located on the perkiomen trail and pennypack trail, they can be rented using an app call the baxter.
why are dwight evans, marian tasco and so many other leaders backing jim kenney for mayor? because jim kenney's the one they trust. jim kenney's the one with a real record of standing up for public schools and he'll bring philadelphia together. it's kenney who will expand pre-kindergarten... and partner with businesses, community colleges and universities to create jobs. so join leaders we trust in supporting jim kenney the block by block mayor philadelphia needs.
some tough weather came barrelling through the area this afternoon, what is in the immediate future. >> the cold air rushing in brought us the showers and gusty winds, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing us we still have some lingering showers, there is a band of showers that moved across south jersey salem and glassboro and berlin and chads worth it's all moving to the north and east and this is really the last of the shower activity. we see peaks of sunshine here and there and sky 6 hd looking at the skyline the morning sun and then showers with gusty winds and now more sunshine as the clouds are clearing out. the accuweather highlights show you that we had a gusty cold front move through this afternoon and that leads the way to a cold start to the day tomorrow. crashing temperatures though, today was a day of transition, morning and early afternoon it
was beautiful sunshine 73 degrees, but then the downpours with the peak wind gusts of 71 miles per hour at philadelphia international airport, and now the temperatures drop down to 56 degrees and temperatures continue to drop and winds are gusty so tomorrow morning future tracker showing you this a typical map you see in the winner time. windchills in the 30s in philadelphia and south jersey and delaware. and windchills tomorrow morn as you head to work and school in the 20s. not only do you want a jacket tomorrow morning, you may want to consider a winter jacket. 56 in philadelphia and 54 in allentown and 55 in wilmington and 60 in millville and 60 in sea isle city as the winds shift out of the west and satellite 6 along with action radar showing this vortex this low pressure north of the great lakes is going no wear fast this will continue to spin down the cold air and you can see snow showers
across the great lakes and that cold air mass is with us for the rest of the work week and lingering into the weekend. the skies clear and brisk and chilly and 39 in philadelphia and 38 in millville and 37 in allentown and reading and wilmington dropping down to 38 degrees, put away the shorts and flip-flops the next few days, 56 degrees and with the low pressure up to the north high pressure is trying to built in from the west and that keeps the winds with us. 56 is 11 degrees below average, but in the afternoons it will feel closer to 49-50 degrees when you factor in the winds the penn relays if are you watching the runners, bundle up it will be windy and chilly. thursday 56 out of the west at 25 miles per hour. and friday 56 and winds just as strong sunday or saturday i should say, warmer and 60
degrees and the winds are easing on sunday the good news is it's dry for the pep relays but on the chilly and breezy side. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, what a difference a day make, windy and cool tomorrow, 56 is the high feeling closer to 50 and could have a couple of showers mainly in the afternoon north of philadelphia, i would not rule out a snow shower in the poconos, and friday we keep the wins with us and the cool air and 56 degrees, saturday 21 degrees cooler than last saturday despite all the sunshine, the high only 60 degrees and sunday a mixture of clouds and sunshine and we bump the temperature up to 62. monday we continue the upward trend, 64 degrees and tuesday back down to 63 with increasing clouds and late day showers and wednesday looking somewhat gloomy, mostly cloudy and showers and a high of 65 degrees, so the next week temperatures remain below
normal. tomorrow morning windchills in the 30s and 20s. >> hopefully that is the last time you mention the word snow until next winter. >> probably. >> until it happens in a day or two. >> finally more locally sources fruits and vegetables in delaware county. staff and residents planned the agency's newly expanded urban farm and the goal is to encourage healthier eating. abc world news with david muir is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6.
tonight, the midair scare. the flight from chicago, the emergency landing. the plane descending 27,000 feet in just eight minutes. tonight, the panic among passengers as we learn what the cockpit was fearing. also tonight, the severe weather hitting at this hour. 22 million in the path. the tornado threat now. the earth giving way. families evacuated. breaking news from baltimore tonight. the police force defending their officers after the suspect with the nearly severed spine. tonight, saying they don't believe he was wearing his seat belt. the video never seen before. inside his cell the boston bomber and what he does next straight to that camera. and ben affleck's apology tonight, after trying to hide the discovery about his family's past. he says he was embarrassed by it.