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. >> ♪♪ >> it is 4 o'clock. we are following breaking news from baltimore mad today. this is a live look at new protests erupting right now over the death of freddie gray the man who died after he sustained injuries in police custody. now, as you can see there are police lining up alongside protesters and this is new video of the police mobilized on the streets lining up to control crowds who are throwing bottles and rocks in their direction. now the threat of violence led some businesses and schools to close early today including a mall and university of maryland baltimore campus. >> meanwhile police also announce their department received a credible threat from three gangs. those gangs are now thought to be joining forces to "take out officers. in a statement authorities told local police agencies to take precautions to ensure their officers safety. >> those demonstrations are erupting just hours after freddie gray was laid to rest
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in a west baltimore church. the funeral was somber as his family called for calm. an attorney for his family also urged the arresting officer to tell the public what happened. baltimore's police commissioner says the investigation will be finished by may first. >> back here at home a neighborhood nightmare in montgomery county. a road in audubon is still shut down this afternoon, 10 hours after a deadly accident spilled a mysterious substance across an audubon road and sparked a hazmat scare. it is monday afternoon. i'm shirleen allicott. >> a busy day for sure. i'm brian taff. chopper six shows you the mess left behind after a tanker truck and a tractor-trailer crashed head on ending in a fiery explosion. a live look now from the scene as viewed from chopper 6hd right now. , see what's left on that roadway and a cleanup is expected to take hours longer. "action news" reporter david henry live at the scene. david you've got the details
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right now. >> reporter: yeah, brian accident scene investigators and crime investigators have both been on the scene throughout the day trying to piece together the exact sequence of events. as you can see behind me this road remains closed as crews remain on the scene working to clean up this mess. the collision sent an early morning shock wave through this neighborhood. >> our entire floor just lit up with light and the house shook. >> reporter: it was just before 6:00 a.m. when the two trucks collided. the tractor-trailer was hauling a load of barrels filled with light powder. that powder ignited on the roads and nearby lawns. >> we came run outside and a car came running down the street yelling call 911 something blew up. something is on fire. >> reporter: first responders initially didn't know what they were dealing with so they called in a hazmat. >> residences in the media area were directed to shelter-in-place until there was a determination of the substance. >> reporter: the turned out to be a harmless smoothing agent used in cosmetics.
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investigators are trying to reconstruct exactly what happened. it appears the trailer separated from the tractor-trailer and an on coming tanker truck hit it head on. the driver of that truck was killed. the other driver was uninjured. investigators are looking into the possibility that the collision itself could have caused the trailer to break loose. crime scene investigators were brought in because of the fatality. >> we have to work through and do the crash reconstruction that examined each of the points of impact and where things occurred that could potentially lead to criminal charges. >> reporter: residents of the area call this accident alley where they often hear the sounds of grinding metal and breaking glass. >> it's scary 'cause you can hear stuff. you know there's been a lot of crashes but with the big trucks traveling to and from yes, it happens a lot. >> reporter: residents say there's a lot of speeding on
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this road but investigators don't know yet if that played a factor here. once again the cleanup well under way but the appearance of things they've still got a long way to go and mess will be out here through the evening rush hour. live in audubon david henry channel6 "action news" news. shirleen. >> one person in custody after an employee was attacked at a delaware county school. it happened just before 10:00 this morning at the jack barack hebrew academy in radnor township police say it started with a confrontation in the cafeteria and ended in a stabbing. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at the school with the details. annie. >> reporter: and shirleen we've actually moved to radnor police headquarters and that is where the suspect is in custody. at this point police have not released his name but we do know that he was a former employee of the school. it's not clear though if he was previously fired or what was behind the altercation. this afternoon we have also learned from school officials
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that the employee who let him on campus inside the building this morning has been fired. you can see the bandage on the right hand of the suspect brought into radnor police for this morning's stabbing at jack m barack hebe about academy. police say he suffered cuts on his hands after stabbing the victim. just before 10:00 a.m. police say the former kitchen worker gained access to a bus entrance after an employee recognized him and letter him in. the suspect confronted a current kitchen employee in there cafeteria. >> that dispute escalated into a situation where the former employee then took out a knife and stabbed the current employee. after he stabbed him he then fled on advertisement the victim suffered head and neck wounds and the suspect allegedly threw bleach in his face but the victim was conscious and talking. police learned the suspect fled on the septa high speedline. authorities stopped the train in haverford where he was taken into custody. police recovered a knife believed to be used in the crime. school officials say children were not near the incident and
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the school reacted quickly. >> immediately activated the pass which is a direct line to the police department initiating the police response and they also went into a lockdown and they followed procedures in a very expeditious manner. >> reporter: in response to how the suspect gained access school officials through an e-mail said in part everyone in the barack campus is aware of our security pro calls and found in circumstances are students or staff permitted to let someone in who does not have a school id. the individual who breached this protocol was resealed -- released of duties effective immediately. at this hour the victim remains at penn presbyterian hospital. reporting live in radnor annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> annie thanks very much. 29-year-old charnae lee of city of philadelphia now facing multiple charges after police say she locked her four children in the basement. police found the kids at a home in the city's kensington
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section yesterday afternoon after one of the children called 911. the kids told officers they were told by their mother to get in the basement and stay there. in the basement, though, they had no access to food running water or a bathroom. sarah bloomquist has more on the charges the mother is now facing coming up at 4:30. >> in delaware now state fire officials have arrested three men in connection with this arson last year which destroyed a historic home. that home was built back in 1871. firefighters said the damage would top $200,000. today the state fire marshal said two teens an 19-year-old were taken into custody. they've all been released on $15,000 bond. >> officials are calling the devastation from saturday's earthquake in nepal staggering. this afternoon more heartache as the death toll continues to rise surpassing 4,000 people and that number continues to go up. right now more than 7,000
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people have been injured as well. rescuers are desperately digging through the rubble and they are still finding survivors. the 7.8 magnitude quake struck saturday in katmandu. families there continue to feet wave of aftershocks. aid from all around the world is on its way but terrible conditions are getting in the way of delivery. the united nations just announcing it has released $15 million in aid funds and also just this afternoon 150 miles away on mount everest roughly 210 climbers are being evacuated with 300 more still awaiting rescue after the quake triggered a massive avalanche. >> this whole tent was just moving with the wind and the snow being pelted into it. >> it was incredibly terrifying. >> reporter: one of the climbers who has been rescued so far. 18 people were killed other world's highest mountain including four americans. "action news" reporter nora muchanic is talking to a local man who has climbed mount
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everest and she'll have his story tonight on "action news" at 6:00. our coverage of the earthquake in nepal also continues right now on 6abc.com. we'll have continuing updates photos and videos from the scene. we've also listed charities that are helping the victims of this disaster. you can find links to their web sites right now on ours, 6abc.com. >> alicia just a staggering images there out of nepal. time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's go outside to meteorologist adam joseph. how is it look out there adam. >> a bit of a chill out here right now with that cloud cover that has bubbled up this afternoon. in fact this is the fifth straight day in a row where temperatures have been below average. this morning we did have a little bit of sunshine out there. we were on time on on satellite and radar. there were holes in the clouds but as that sun went to work and very cool air moving in with that wind out of the north the clouds reemerged this afternoon, a couple sprinkles near the poconos and west of harrisburg. most of us will remain on the dry side this evening but
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those temperatures after topping off at 60 in philadelphia, it's now 59 degrees, only 55 in allentown. a chilly 54 in lancaster and 50's also right along the immediate shore. so, if you're heading out this evening a lot of clouds but generally we'll stay dry 58 degrees at 7 o'clock. 54 by 9:00 and by 10 o'clock temperatures around 53 degrees. looking a heads to that accuweather forecast we're going to have a couple beautiful days ahead to chat about then late week clouds and even some showers will be working in but we also are tracking a big warmup for the upcoming weekend just in time for saturday and sunday. all those changes coming up in that full accuweather forecast in a little bit. >> adam thanks. if you want to volunteer your time when the pope comes to town now is your chance to do it. the world meeting of families formally announced their call for volunteers today. they need an estimated 10,000 people for various events in late september much that includes pope francis' first visit to the united states. now volunteers must be 18 or older and will have to undergo
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a screening. a link to the volunteer web site is available right now on 6abc.com. >> pennsylvania governor tom wolf took his jobs that pay tour to montgomery county today. this afternoon he stopped by m and s centerless grinding in hatboro bringing with him his message about the importance of rebuilding the middle class. he's been traveling the state to ask businesses what they need from his administration in order to create jobs and better train workers. the governor's budget plan calls for more spending on job training programs. >> as we've already showed you there are some trouble spots out there as we get a first check of the "action news" traffic report today. >> let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi matt. >> these aren't minor tiny trouble spots. the trouble spots today brian and shirleen have been crazy on the roads. this afternoon though we're just dealing with minor degrees here on the schuylkill expressway. we had an earlier crash westbound by city avenue that just cleared out. westbound traffic by the boulevard starting to move.
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still look aght slow travel times either way either really about double what they ideally should be but at this point nothing absurd on the schuylkill expressway. we have a crash we're watching on the pennsylvania turnpike it's the eastbound direction this afternoon coming away from plymouth meeting the crash is at fort washington taking out one lane. that stretch between plymouth meeting and fort washington you're looking at speeds just in the teens right now. in solebury bucks county a watch out for a wreck along york road a at street road. a closure in lower providence of south park avenue because of the major mess from about 6 o'clock this morning. all traffic being diverted between egypt road and ridge pike p you can stay on egypt with extra traffic by audubon elementary or maybe sunny side avenue as another alternate. 422 westbound side a crash this afternoon near sanatoga but we're starting to pick up pace there into the 50's so at
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this point it could be worse. let's do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. hope you had a great weekend. over here in bellmawr camden county seeing what's happening with the waze app. minor crash along 76 eastbound which is of course 42 southbound coming off the walt whitman bridge. couple other accidents reported in the area, one on cress he son boulevard in camden. we'll check it again brian and shirleen in the next half hour. >> see you then matt. thank you. it has been nearly three years since one of the worst mass shootings in american history. james holmes is accused of opening fire inside a packed theater in colorado during a midnight screening of the dark knight. 12 people were killed in that shootout. today holmes stood trial for murder charges for the very first time. >> one person came there to slaughter them. >> reporter: it was a calculated massacre. that's how prosecutors describe james holmes' attack in aurora, colorado. >> he tried to murder a theater full of people to make himself feel better. >> reporter: the question at the center of this trial was
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the admitted shooter insane when he unleashed a hail of gunfire inside the packed movie theater killing 12 people and wounding 70 others. >> i got seven down, seven down. >> reporter: nearly three years later, his victims and their families are preparing for the graphic reminders of that evening to play out in court. >> living with it every day already, it's already horrendous. how much harder can it be really? >> we know that six bullets hit our daughter. >> i can replay in my mind almost like it happened yesterday. >> reporter: jarrel brooks was shot in the leg and will come face to face with holmes for the first time when he testifies. >> the most i can say is, you know i forgive you what you did but i hope justice is served today. >> reporter: prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty claiming the neuroscience student planned the attack for weeks building an arsenal of guns and ammunition. [gunfire] >> reporter: even leaving behind booby traps for police in his apartment. >> james holmes' attorney hope
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to spare his life in the courtroom behind me by convincing the jury he is battling mental illness. he will be shackled to the floor during this trial which is expected to last at least four months. brandy hip abc news centennial colorado. >> residents in the deep south are cleaning up after severe storms ripped through the area. watch as a freight train is pushed off the tracks by high winds near new orleans tumbling to the ground below. no one was hurt. it was a similar situation if texas. those storms brought more than a dozen tornadoes and miles of damage. entire roads were wiped weigh in the heavy rain and winds. roofs were ripped off farms and entire plots of land were destroyed. so far there are no reports of any serious injuries. >> ♪♪ >> (bell). >> there we go to business now, the avengers united on
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wall street today to open the trading day in new york. you see robert downey jr. jeremy renner among others ringing the opening bell after the movie made more than $200 million in international theaters over the weekend. the avengers age of ultron hit theaters in the u.s. this week and i had a chance to sit down with the entire cast in hollywood. you can see my interviews beginning wednesday right here on "action news" and to the closing numbers today a down day across-the-board on wall street. the dow losing 42 points, the nasdaq dropping 31 points and the s & p 500 also losing eight points on the day. chipotle is the first major restaurant chain to say its food is gmo free. that means none of the ingredients in its food or anything used to make that food has been genetically modified. chipotle was the first restaurant to identify gmo's on the menu. gas prices spiked about 5 percent nationwide in the
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past two weeks. they're at their highest point so far this year. but still much lower than this time one year ago. taking a look at the gas prices now today in philadelphia you're paying $2.74 a gallon, in south jersey $2.37 in delaware $2.48 with a national average at $2.54 but if you take a look at this time last year, oh, at this time last month rather you see that we're paying a little bit more. just about 25 cents more there per gallon. experts say the spike in prices is due to higher oil prices and the higher cost of summer gas blends so you'll pay a little bit more as you fuel up but doing better than we did last year. so win-win maybe. i don't know, shirleen. >> you know, i'll take it as a victory i guess. thanks alicia. recycling just got easier for tens of thousands of new jersey residents thanks to new technology. the recycling center in mount holly has a new single stream system capable of sorting
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people's trash. this will allow residents to place paper plastic cardboard glass steel and aluminum all in one bin. everything is later separated with state of the art machines and along with helping the environment the center is also helping dozens of workers achieve success. 55 people with disabilities are employed through the occupational training center of burlington county. >> it's a job where they can do some easy work sorting materials and it is challenging, challenging for a nondisabled person and it really benefits them and makes them happy at the end of the day. >> 162,000 households are served by this recycling sent across burlington county. it is time for that accuweather forecast. >> yeah, let's get over to meteorologist adam joseph, see if the clouds we can kick them out of here. >> the clouds are going to hang around overnight. the good news is the clouds you see over the center city skyline from our temple university sky six camera not going to release much in the
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way of rainfall but with that wind out of the northwest and the lack of sunshine this afternoon, another very chilly day. in fact, the fifth day in a row where temperatures have been below that normal of around 68, 69 degrees. it's only 59 right now in philadelphia, 60 in millville even allentown much cooler coming in at 55 degrees right now. and those winds continue to drain out of the northwest speeds 17 at the boardwalk 16 miles an hour in philadelphia lancaster mimicking that number and dover also at 16 miles an hour. there's a big low pressure center that low pressure center is just to the east of bangor maine. you can see the rain showers even mixed snow showers in the higher terrain of northern new england and a batch of showers west of harrisburg and the western part of pennsylvania, so we're kind of split in between those two areas of rain but again those colder winds and clouds are moving in from the north. thankfully we don't have the severe weather that they've been dealing with for the last 24 to 36 hours.
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storms that blasted through southern texas also moved through new orleans earlier today. you can see kind of the bow bow-ish neighbor of the storms. shirleen showed us video where the trains that were derailed because of powerful winds that moved through southern louisiana throwing those train cars off of that high bridge. locally quiet at home tonight a-chilly breeze, a lot of clouds temperatures dropping to around 46 degrees in philadelphia and tomorrow temperatures will make a jump above normal here, first time again in almost over a week or so, 70 in philadelphia, 68 in allentown. even at the shore tomorrow temperatures in the mid to the upper 60's with that sunshine. tuesday is going to feel pretty nice around here. but we still have those pollen levels to speak of for the next two days with the lack of rain. we've got oak birch and maple pollinating right through wednesday, dipping a little on
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thursday and friday with a chance of some showers for the end of the week. take a look at a your four day at 4:00 sunny milder with a few clouds in the afternoon with a temperature of 69 degrees. 74, we'll call it a magnificent midweek here on wednesday with just some high clouds and then those temperatures back off again thursday and friday with a lot of clouds, a cooler breeze, a few showers on thursday and a leftover shower here on friday. thursday is the best chance for any rain this week. worried about that weekend? we'll let you know guys in the next half hour in that seven-day forecast. >> never too early the look ahead. >> never is. >> thanks adam. bio metric screening is used to involve physically taking something from you your fingerprint your dna. that is no longer the case. your giving up something just as valuable and you probably don't know it. facial recognition technology is out there right now and it's collecting data from sources you might not even realize exist. so where is this being used and why do you need to be
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aware of it? it's coming up tonight only on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. pretty incredible stuff there. >> looking forward to seeing that one. there is much more ahead on "action news" at 4:00. we are getting our first look at a scathing report that paints a bleak picture for pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. the charges a grand jury says should be brought against her after an alleged coverup. alicia. >> an entire college class gets slapped with an f. every single student. what led a texas professor to unleash a flunk fest? that's coming up in big talkers.
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>> ♪♪ >> seven remaining couples dancing to hits from remaininger's are as. five time mirrorball champion derek hough was injured last week during rehearsal. in a "good morning america" exclusive he says he won't be able to dance with his partner nastia lucas.
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>> i hiked my hit really hard against the light, broke my toe and now that i was going to get ice for my toe i rolled my ankle severely and sprained it. >> derek says he's heartbroken but still helping his fill in sasha get nastia ready. the double elimination has been canceled so one couple only one will go home and the highest scoring couple of the night will earn immunity from elimination. you can watch "dancing with the stars" tonight at 8:00 right here on 6abc and tomorrow night the big 10 year celebration brian and shirleen. >> wishing him a speedy recovery. >> absolutely. >> can't believe it's been 10 years, my goodness. alicia thanks very much. still ahead we told you about that kensington mother accused of punishing her chin by locking them up. now she's the one facing punishment. live with details on her arrest. >> a texas college professor explains what made him fail every single student in his class. >> if you've one of those people who struggles to
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complete even a side of a rubik's cube prepare to be stunned you you won't believe how fast a local teen solved an iconic puzzle. get the hint? it's a new world record.
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♪ there is no royal blood in this country. nothing is reserved for anyone. it's all just out there... ...waiting... ...for someone to reach out... ...and take it. and the ones who do... ...these are the kings and queens of america. ♪ >> ♪♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph alicia vitarelli shirleen allicott and brian taff. >> it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with the
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unsealed report on pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. what the grand jury believes she did straight ahead. >> and she made it through the biggest fight of her life only to be dealt another devastating blow. why a little girl battling cancer was kicked out of the only school she's ever known for missing too many days. >> plus, he lost his life while trying to make a living. now four days after that chinese food delivery driver was gunned down police have arrested two people in connection to the murder and they're not even old enough to drive. >> but we begin at 4:30 in philadelphia's kensington section where a mother accused of locking her children in basement as punishment is facing punishment of her own. charnae lee has been charged with four counts related to child endangerment this after one of her kids called 911 yesterday saying their mom left them al loan for more than 12 hours without food water or a bathroom. "action news"'s sarah bloomquist live outside special victims unit. sara you've got the details
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here. >> reporter: brian that's right 29-year-old charnae lee remains in police custody after she allegedly locked her four children in that basement for more than 12 hours. she faces a long list of criminal offenses. mao a police source tells me they believe she has done this before to discipline her kids but never left them for quite so long. charnae lee is charged with four counts of unlawful restraint false imprisonment endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person. police say sometime saturday she locked her four children in the basement of the family's home in the 1900 block of east atlantic street in kensington without access to food or a bathroom. she allegedly gave the children a cell phone that could only call 911 in case of an emergency and that's what they did. eventually. around 1:30 p.m. yesterday one of the kids called for help. firefighters were able to get into the row home through a second floor bedroom window and open the front door.
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once inside, police went to the basement and brought out a 13-year-old boy his nine-year-old brother and his sister's ages 12 and 10. neighbors said lee was working going to school and the single mom was doing the best she could to support her family. >> she's a very disciplined mom. we never really know what goes on behind closed doors but from what i saw outside, she was a good mom. you know, i'm like one of the ones that's like really extremely shocked of what's going on. >> reporter: now after the children were discovered lee was picked up by police at her job at an airport hotel. she has told them that she didn't know the door to the basement was locked but investigators aren't buying it. they have questioned her. one source told me they don't think she wanted anything to do with her children. live in hunting parks i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news." >> sarah, thank you. they aren't old enough to
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drive. philadelphia police take two teenagers were old enough to take part in the murder of food delivery driver. 14-year-old shamir walker has been charged with killing 49-year-old rendong zheng last thursday night. his alleged accomplice tyquail duffy is facing charges including aggravated assault. police say zheng was delivering. police say the teenagers intended to rob zheng but nothing was taken. police say two criminals posed as philadelphia water department workers during a robbery in torresdale today. one suspect knocked on a woman's front door in the 3800 block of linden avenue while a second suspect entered through the back of the house and stole items from upstairs. police are still looking for both men. no one was hurt. >> for the first time now we are getting a look today at a grand jury report that accuses
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pennsylvania's attorney general of engaging in a coverup and lying about her role in alleged and illegal leaks. now, in stark language, and right here in black and white in this report today it says this. we find that the testimony of kathleen kane was not in honest account of events and that she mischaracterized events to cover up activities unlawfully under taken at her own direction. now t-the release that of full report today comes three months after we first became aware that a grand jury recommended charges against kathleen kane. that grand jury was looking into whether she leaked the details of an investigation of a political rival. now, those leaks would have violated state secrecy laws. back here at the big board this is a list of the charges that the grand jury recommended including perjury false swearing, abuse of office obstruction of justice and contempt of court. montgomery county d.a. risa furman must now decide whether to formally file any of these
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charges and now furman has yet another charge to weigh. a judge in the court of common pleas ruled today that a separate case can move forward against kane. now in case kane is accused of firing a prosecutor in her office after that prosecutor testified against her. so, now the list of possible charges against kane includes official oppression and retaliation. shirleen, kane's office issued a one line response this afternoon maintaining her innocence on all the charges in each of the cases now against her. into the good day for kathleen kane. shirleen. >> absolutely not. thank you brian. residents say it's a matter of life and death. one local community is outraged stray bullets continue to fly through their lehigh valley neighborhood. "action news" anchor rick williams is live in the news room with more on this. rick. >> shirleen, thank you. that's right, this is happening in stock card town northampton county and neighbors say the stray bullets have been coming from a nearby gun club in that area. the bullets have been hitting
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homes and also landed in many backyards. coming up tonight at 5:00 lehigh valley correspondent walter perez will be live to tell us how long this has been going on and what happened when he went to talk to people at that particular gun club. also coming up tonight the apple watch is put to the test. consumer reporter nydia han has the results of a consumer reports test to help you decide if the new apple gadget is worth the big money. those stories and much more when we see you in just a little bit. until then back to the studio and we'll see you guys in just a few moments. >> 24 minutes and change. >> i looked at my nonapple watch. [laughter] >> rick, thanks very much. >> a great watch anyway. >> let's get a check of the accuweather forecast on a comfortable but cloudy monday afternoon. >> i never know what tomtits. i don't wear a watch. >> i think mine is correct twice a day. >> we have some clocks in the studio. >> we do have quite a bit in here. if i'm late for something that's my excuse. as we take a look right now on our society hill sky six
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camera a lot of clouds over center city, chilly day at 59 degrees. the winds out of the northwest 16 pressure 29.71. satellite and radar low pressure east of maine and notice its direction as the rain and the clouds are moving from the east to the west so this low is retrograding moving in a very opposite direction that's typical in the northern part of the northern hemisphere. everything typically works from west to east and that's spilling back that cloud cover, cool temperatures and even some showers for new england. in fact it's just 59 in philadelphia right now, 50 in syracuse, pittsburgh with some showers only 45 and 40's also in northern new england and northern maine caribou at 47 degrees. i'll let you know when we can kick this low in the clouds out of here and tack about a warmup coming up in that accuweather 7-day guys. >> sounds good. >> looking forward to it. >> bucks county students are proving that one person's trash is in fact another person's treasure. the kids presented their first ever trash in show at penn valley elementary in levittown.
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all of the eye items you see on this catwalk created from recyclable materials everything from bottles to blast particular bags and newspapers fair game for this trash in show. some students served as announcers giving facts about the earth throughout the show. >> very cool. >> kids in delaware county had a very special guest stop by the library today. a member of the bern stains bears. it was in celebration of financial literacy month. delaware county vice chair colleen marone appropriated read the bern stain bears visit the credit union. a copy will be donated. >> had every single one of those books growing up. loved them. when it comes to solving a rubik's cube most people need at least five seconds to figure out their first move but in that short amount of time a montgomery county teenager had already completed the whole thing. yes, 15-year-old collin burns solved the three by three by
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three rubik's cube in just 5.25 seconds on saturday. the home schooled freshman was taking part in the world cube association competition in doylestown at the time. just listen to his fellow cubers' reaction when they realize burns beat the old record by nearly half a second [cheers and applause] >> unbelievable. burns is no stranger to success by the way. though he's only been cubing for about four and a half years the teenager won the national championship last summer. he's also the first american to hold the world record since 2006. >> do you see how fast his hands are moving. >> my eyes don't even work that fast. >> mine either. >> in i in my entire life have never solved a rubik's cube. >> me neither. the fact that i was able to guess five seconds that was just a fluke. >> i know. i feel very inadequate. good for him. >> good for him indeed. still ahead from dallas to dublin we show you the hottest
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vacation cities for those on a budget. >> and a little girl is kicked out of her catholic school for missing 102 days. the issue, she was battling leukemia at the time. we'll detail her new fight to get back in that classroom straight ahead. >> plus, he had enough, a texas college professor explains why he ended upflunging his entire class over a few bad students. >> and meteorologist adam joseph back with that full accuweather forecast on a monday afternoon when "action news" at four comes right back. why do we do it? why do we spend every waking moment, thinking about people?
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>> ♪♪ >> we are continuing to follow our breaking news out of baltimore, maryland. this is a live look right now as protests continue in regards to the death of freddie gray, the man who died after he sustained injuries -- and this is video from moments earlier. >> that's right, you can see protesters stomping o and that police car there, smashing in the windows. this just happened moments ago in the streets of baltimore maryland where massive crowds have been gathering all day
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long. it's been intensifying in just the last several minutes and you can see the intensity with which they are beating that police car. it is unclear at this point if an officer was in the car at the time but we can tell you this. seven officers have been injured in the clashes today. one of them described to us as unresponsive. in fact others have broken bones and we do have another piece of video to show you. the swat team moving in in the moments after that police car was smashed to bits. you could see that crowd disbursing. all of this comes in the context of increasing hostility and tension. we learned today that several gangs have made threats against baltimore police threatening to quote take them out. so there is heightened tension on the streets of baltimore, maryland today and this protest over the death of freddie gray escalating even at this hour. of course we'll have much more on this throughout the hour this afternoon. alicia. >> all right and over here at the big board now with the big talkers. we start in michigan with the story of a 12-year-old girl
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named rose mcgrath who battled leukemia won. well she's now waging another fight, just to go to school. you see saint joseph middle school the only school she's ever known is dismissing her. why? for failing to meet academic and attendance standards. you see she missed a lot of classes and her grades suffered while she underwent chemotherapy. >> not really fair 'cause i didn't do anything wrong. but they still got rid of me. >> well, rose says it's the one place where she feels normal. the school says it tried to work with her and made many accommodations. now recommending maybe home schooling as the best option. the family, though, feels that's school failed them. to say a management professor at texas a & m university wasn't afraid to hand out f's is an understatement he failed his entire class every last student. here's what led to irwin
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horowitz's massive flunk fest. he says when he caught many of the students cheating, they told him to "chill out get out of my space go back and teach and even yelled ob obscenitys to his face. "so he wrote: the professor says he's so disgusted he's walk weighing from the course. the school by the way is not honoring those f's and they will be reassigning the grades. finally a fairytale come true the magic of disney meets the magic of the music of the 90's. check out this viral video where singers mash up disney classics to the tune of 90's jams. >> ♪♪
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>> the lion king beauty and the beast classics all set to jams from the likes of mariah carey boys to men, montel jordan. sometimes you have to listen carefully like wait, what song was that? it's just so cool. i posted it on my facebook page. love it. >> already got my claim on some of those songs i'll be singing later on. >> this is how we do it. >> got the dance moves going on. >> alicia thanks. let's get another check on the roads. >> let's get another check on the roads shall we. matt pelman how is it looking out there. >> this is how we do it on a monday night. really slow through delaware county here on 95 northbound side due in part to this new crash. it's on the ramp from 322 to the northbound lane. couple vehicles involved and as you can see a fire truck and police officers there on the scene. it's partially blocking the on-ramp and attracting some attention. as you come north from the
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delaware state line you start to jam at 452 through this point at 332. that travel time rapidly on the increase. meanwhile in center city a vehicle broke down on the vine street expressway in the work zone. eastbound by 23rd street so that's restricting traffic causing big delays coming off of the schuylkill expressway. speeds are dropping there as well. and by the way warning for you nights this week tonight through wednesday night on the vine they're going to be working eastbound so starting at 10:00 you want to avoid that eastbound side of 676. the crash on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound by fort washington is now off to the side. so, things are getting a little bit better but then we still have slow speeds coming away from mid-county. warminster watch out for a crash along york road at street road by the eagle diner crash in lower moreland along hunting pike has cleared. south park avenue remains closed because of the mess from this morning. stay on egypt road or up on sunny side avenue as some alternates. we'll check it again brian and shirleen coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> all right very good, matt. see you shortly. meteorologist adam joseph
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back with that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast coming up next.
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>> meteorologist adam joseph. we are expecting these clouds to linger a little bit. >> overnight tonight and then we'll push them off the coast for your tuesday and wednesday. >> get them out of here. >> sunshine returns. yes, please do. as we take a look at the action cam which is at fdr park in south philadelphia. the mallard ducks. do you know which is the male and green mail. >> green head male. >> you're correct. look at you, you know your ducks. >> i guessed. >> you just guessed. >> beautiful no matter what. as they're lounging on this monday. yes, it's early in the week. most of us are feeling like they are just relax a little after the weekend. look at double scan live radar. a lot of clouds but no precipitation whatsoever going on right now.
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so that is at least one good thing going this afternoon. 55 in allentown, 57 in wilmington so temperatures once again five days in a row below average. only 48 degrees in the poconos and millville the warm spot at 60. all the clouds are pushing in from the north and northwest. a large low in eastern new england. a batch of showers in western pennsylvania, they will remain there as they sink towards virginia. we're kind of sandwiched in between other showers to the north so at least on the dry side of things here. overnight a lot of clouds, a chilly breeze 41 in the suburbs, fifty six degrees for suspect. winds stay up between eight and 16 miles an hour overnight. then high pressure comes in, pushes that low away. sunshine returns and stays breezy out of the north-northwest 10 to 20 miles an hour tomorrow. but we will excel those temperatures into the upper 60's. that high begins to weaken a little bit but couple areas of low pressure to the west will stay to the west on wednesday. just a few clouds midweek. how does 74 degrees sounds a
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couple of days from now and those lows will pivot to our south and eventually develop a low off the coast on friday. but for the next two days with that sunshine returning just a good reminder that for the next two days we'll have a high u.v. index. the sun right now is as strong as it is in mid august, our skin not used to it so if you're out biking, doing any lawn work or going for a walk or extended period of time working outdoors the next couple days put on that sunscreen. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast sunny, milder tuesday up to 69. and a magnificent midweek on wednesday, 74 degrees before the temperatures back off again thursday, friday as clouds filter back in, a few showers at times on thursday, a lingering shower, breezy on friday. but you know what, the weekend is looking pretty good. 70 on saturday. and a nice day for the broad street run here on sunday, 76 in the afternoon 50's for the race and then heading towards 80 one week on monday so overall looking pretty good as we head into the upcoming
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weekend guys. >> adam thank you very much. >> thank you adam. >> situation only continues to get worse in baltimore maryland, right now. a live picture right now of a police officer -- rather a police car which is in flames as we speak. >> again, seven police officers have been hurt, one of them unresponsive and look at that. did you see that slight explosion? >> that's right. >> within the vehicle. very, very dangerous scene unfolding right now in baltimore. >> we'll have much more on this on "action news" at 5:00. in the meantime, we'll be right back.
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>> what's the deal with the best summer destinations on a dime? well, the ceo of fair compare.com is breaking the best deals down for us with airlines merging left and right, rick sini says some of the best airline deals here in the u.s. can be found on flights to boston and washington d.c. also fort lauderdale or miami. he says to search for flights to both cities to get the best deal for you depending where you're leaving out of. out of -- they're just 25 miles apart by the way and he also says the best deals from florida come after june 1st because some travelers worry about hurricane season so that's how to get the best deal to florida. thanks to the fact that southwest is based in dallas he says nonstop flights there are at an all time low. alaska airlines also offering reasonable fares to seattle and there's some international
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destinations you'll want to keep on your list dublin milan and scandinavian cities. that's the deal today. >> let's go to ireland. >> let's do it. >> and that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 today. for shirleen allicott alicia vitarelli and adam joseph and i brian taff. shirleen and i and ducis rodgers back tonight for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody meteorologist cecily tynan rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪♪ >> monday night the big story on "action news" is breaking news from the city of baltimore. you're looking at a live picture right now where as you can tell at the top of your screen a police cruiser was set on fire just part of what has been a chaotic scene in
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baltimore all day long. a massive protest in the streets of that city turned violent today following the funeral of freddie gray. this is earlier video from the funeral and what happened afterwards. more than half a dozen police officers injured in the melee. it's been described as an absolute war zone on the streets of baltimore tonight. >> that's right. police in riot gear have been trying to hold off demonstrators who have been throwing rocks bricks and bottles at police in that riot gear. at least seven officers have been hurt one of them seriously and that one is reportedly unresponsive. >> there have been reports of trash cans being set on fire and as we mentioned a police cruiser as well. protesters have also as we mentioned destroyed a police cruiser. officers eventually able to move in and make at least one arrest today. the crowd is disobeying orders from police to disperse. >> it is coming after a chaotic scene outside the shiloh baptist church this afternoon. freddie gray's casket was carried from the church to a

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