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law. she said back on april 12th gray was illegally arrested and assaulted and mosby says officers failed to get gray medical help. she also says gray's death a week later from an unexplained spinal injury was a homicide. baltimore's mayor also reacted today to the charges. >> i heard your call for no justice, no peace. your peace is sincerely needed as i work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man. >> there will be justice for mr. gray. there will be justice for his family and there will be justice for the people of baltimore. >> five officers are in custody tonight and face charges of involuntary manslaughter assault and illegal arrest. the driver of the van that carried gray to the station who is also an officer is charged with second degree murder. >> "action news" reporter vernon odom live in center city for us with local reaction to those charges in baltimore. vernon, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, monica. of course there was a loud
demonstration here at city hall to begin here in city hall last night. it is a far different contrasting scene in dillworth park right outside city hall. as you can see behind me and they just arrived a few seconds ago -- >> hoping it has a positive effect. i'm going to think that it will. we don't have any information right now of any planned protests. >> reporter: chief inspector joe sullivan reacting to today's bust of the six baltimore cops. sullivan hopes it will quell passions some. sullivan was second in command during last night's solidarity are you baltimore demonstration here in philadelphia. he was in fact slightly injured during a late dustup which saw three demonstrators arrested. >> whatever problems occurred out there were very small minority of people. that was a very large demonstration and it had been going on for several hours and went on -- it went on for several hours before the incident without any problems and it continued on for several more hours without any
problems. >> we did have a smaller group of about a hundred or so folks around broad and vine as you know that got a little contentious. nothing we couldn't handle. >> reporter: many civil rights experts are hailing baltimore's chief prosecutor for the speed with which she completed her investigation and brought the criminal charges against the six officers who arrested freddie gray. >> i think the most important lesson that she center to the police investigation community around the can't tree is that these things don't need to drag out. you don't want to rush to judgment but on the other hand you don't need to take months or sometimes 18 years in order to reach a conclusion. >> reporter: baltimore's fop has denounced the prosecutor and the charges lodged against those six officers in baltimore today. philadelphia's fop president has not been available for comment. live at city hall, vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon thank you. we are covering this story from all angles on 6abc.com. we'll have updates from baltimore and the reaction to
today's announcement. you can also find our coverage of the large philly is baltimore rally with dozens of photos from our "action news" team. it's all there right now at 6abc.com. >> a former worker with the port authority of new york and new jersey pleaded guilty today for his involvement in the so-called bridgegate. david wildstein made his plea at the federal courthouse in newark. wildstein admited to engineering the shutdown of access lanes at the george washington bridge for several days back in september of 2013. it brought traffic to a halt in fort lee. wildstein said in court the move was political payback for that town's mayor who did not endorse governor christie for reelection. christie denies any involvement with the plot and the governor is not expected to be charged. >> a homeowner in northeast philadelphia takes to social media in hopes of catching a shrubbery thief. the suspect was seen on the homeowners' surveillance camera ripping a large bush
right out of the front lawn. "action news" reporter john rawlings is live in the neighborhood where it all happened and john you talked with that homeowner. >> reporter: yes, we did rick. and as you might imagine she had some choice boards for the man that you see in that video. the item the shrub is about 5 feet in diameter we're told, it was about a foot hite high until yesterday at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon it used to reside right there. >> he's a true idiot. he's low. he's low. >> reporter: frankly this is a story you won't believe without the video. thursday afternoon a man arrives in a white pickup truck that appears to have greenery in the back. he gets out. checks no one is at home and then attacks and starts literally ripping out a juniper bush that has been clipped and trimmed as ground hugging topiary. we have speed owed up the video here to show the entire crime. homeowner michelle is upset. she has tended the shrubs since she and her husband planted them 15 years ago.
>> they were little babies you know little -- i -- >> reporter: they can be expensive and should be hands with care, not brutally torn out of the ground if you want to replanter -- replanter them. >> it wouldn't go into shock when you want to replant it. >> reporter: the he's probably killing that platt bridge. >> more than likely. >> reporter: with the help of her son she has supplied police with this video and put the culprit up on facebook. >> total on the video of i have 120,000 hits. we had 2,000 shares many people from florida to texas. >> i wantd everybody to see him in the area, anybody that would hire a landscaper, anybody that is his neighbors somebody has to know him. >> reporter: well, i have to admit i have never covered a shrubbery theft before.
the hope is someone will recognize that man and he will be apprehended. live in northeast philadelphia, john rawlins channel6 "action news" back to you. >> thank you john. officials from saint joe's university announced today the softball team will not finish the rest of the season amid allegations of hazing. saint joe's officials said their review of the situation found violations of campus community standards. last month sources told "action news" some freshmen players were forced to consume alcohol, perform sex acts and lap dances. we're also told several players on the team were suspended when the allegations first surfaced. >> firefighters in north philadelphia got to work early this morning thanks to a house fire. chopper 6hd flew over the scene near sixth and cambria. , see smoke pouring from windows and the roof of the building. the flames broke out at about 7:20 a.m. no one was hurt fortunately. the cause still under investigation. >> turning now to the forecast and the skies have been mostly gray today feeling a little
cooler on this first day of may. >> accuweather is calling for pleasant changes this weekend. let's head outside to meteorologist cecily tynan and get the very latest on this first day of may. hey, cecily. >> hi, rick and monica. we definitely do have a cloudy and somewhat cool start to the month but it's not going to stay that way. satellite6 along with action radar showing we actually have a lot of cloud cover. at this point no showers here but if you look around allentown, you can see that there are some breaks in the clouds up there. and that is having a bit of an impact on the temperature. allentown is 63, in reading though, where you have that thick cloud cover it's 59. philadelphia 61. millville 60 and with the winds off the ocean the ocean temperature 51 degrees. it's quite cool on the beaches. sea isle city and the boardwalk in atlantic city currently 59. so, it's a friday night your evening planner shows you should take a jacket. it's going to be on the cool side. by 8 o'clock 57. 9 o'clock 56 and by 10 o'clock 54 degrees. if you don't like this somewhat cool cloudy weather
i've got some great news for you. future tracker showing a big warmup as we head through the weekend. tomorrow we'll see a mix of clouds and sunshine, 72 degrees. on sunday, that flow really increasing out of the southwest, so we will make it up into the upper 70's. see really the eastern half of the country will be on the warm side. feeling a little bit like summer. the only problem with a forecast like this, if you have allergies, you are going to be suffering the next four days. the pollen outlook will be high to very high, oak, birch and maple the main culprits and early next week i'm forecasting temperatures up into the 80's. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. there was a solemn tribute today in montgomery to honor a pennsylvania state trooper killed during a training exercise last year. hundreds of officers helped dedicate a plaque bearing
david kedra's name. he was shot and killed during a firearms training in plymouth township last september when the troop here was leading the class accidentally pulled the trigger of a loaded gun. trooper kedra was 26 years old. parishoners at saint hillary's montgomery paid tribute to men and women who put their lives on the line every day. a mass was held to honor police and firefighters from townships in the county. dozens of school children from the parish were also on hand to help extend their thanks as well. >> friday night let's get a check of our "action news" traffic report tonight. >> all right, take it live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi matt. >> good evening monica and rick. happy mayday. no reason to say mayday on most of these highways. just allow a few extra minutes because it's busy out there like on the schuylkill expressway. westbound side normal friday afternoon volume giving us a 33 minute travel time from the vine through this point at city avenue out to the blue route with no delay that would be a 14 minute ride. in spring city we're watching a mulch fire this afternoon along main street near hall street.
the fire police helping around that but i think i would avoid main street. also watching a pair of accidents along west chester pike. one at 252 by the pnc bank and another at schoolhouse lane. in aston delaware county watch out for a crash along bridgewater road at chester drive with normal northbound slowing there on 95 headed toward the commodore barry bridge. headed into new jersey and off the walt whitman bridge normal southbound slowing here on 42 as you trek on down toward 55. farther south on 42 where it becomes the black horse pike there's a crash at shoppers lane by the mcdonald's and the hampton inn. in the heart of wilmington an overturned vehicle wreck this afternoon along seventh at tatnall. we'll check it again rick and monica coming up in the next half hour. >> you had me at mcdonald's. thank you matt. let's check back in later. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 local students get busy giving back. find out who will benefit from lunches and care packages put together on this day of service. >> and ali gorman live in center city tonight where thousands are getting ready to run this weekend.
hi ali. >> reporter: hi, guys. thousands of runners are making their way through here picking up their packets for the broad street run. i will have some last minute tips from a former elite runner coming up. rick and monica. >> all right, we'll have that and more also cecily is back with details on your weekend accuweather forecast. we think you're going to love it. >> ♪♪
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>> health check tonight. we're looking ahead to the broad street run this sunday in philadelphia. more than 40,000 people are expected to run the 10-mile course. >> impressive. if you're one of those runners there are a few things you need to keep in mind before a race day. health reporter and registered in your ali gorman live in center city with that and more on the excitement for the run. hi ali. >> reporter: hey guys. the doors here opened at 11:00 a.m. thousands of runners have already come through. you can see many behind me picking up their packets. now the hard part, the training is over. now many say that they are ready for the race. >> ♪♪ >> reporter: music and excitement filled the air at the runners expo as thousands of runners picked up their bibs, packets and t-shirts for
sunday's blue cross broad street run. ross martin a philadelphia runner is a former elite runner. we asked him for some last minute tips over the weekend. number one drink water. >> if you stay hydrated going into it you'll feel a lot better i think on race day. >> reporter: he also says with more than 40,000 runners expected, plan on getting to the starting line early. as for food the day before and morning of,. >> really just want to eat something that you know is going to be good with your body and good with your stomach. >> reporter: and while you shouldn't make any big changes to your regimen before sunday ross says wicking or breathable socks are worth it as is anti-chafing because. >> sports bras ever chafed you, blisters on your feet, guys on your chest this is amazing. >> reporter: other runners shared their advice for race day. >> definitely hydrate.
it's supposed to be beautiful 78 degrees and sunny so definitely hydrate. >> so easy to get caught up in the adrenaline of the crowd and go way too fast and then just hit a wall. 10 miles is a long way if you go all the way too hard. >> reporter: so, with that, start slow, that is a big one. now, the expo here will stay opened tonight until 7:00 p.m. it will be opened all day tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. race day is sunday. "action news" will be out there. we have a water station around mile seven so if you're running, look for us and of course we wish all the runners good luck on sunday. reporting live from the convention center, ali gorman, channel6 "action news." >> all right. >> thank you for those good wishes, ali. appreciate that. >> he's not running. 9,000 catholic school kids are making their neighborhoods better tonight way day of service. these students from our lady of stars school in hamilton new jersey made lunches and care packages for the trenton area soup kitchen.
>> ♪♪ >> billionaire entrepreneur elan must have been is determined to jolt the electricity market. the ceo of leucites la motors hopes to put hundreds of millions of large solar path connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants. musk calls it the power wall solar powered battery system. as with tesla's electric cars the battery might be too expensive for most consumers. the system will carry a suggested price of more than $3,000 with extra charges for installation. >> it's beginning to feel a lot like spring. center city officials celebrated the new season in a big way today. >> ♪♪ today marked the official opening of the children's discovery mart and boat pond. the garden in the sister cities park is just off the ben franklin parkway. it's billed as a place to explore learn and enjoy the outdoors.
spring celebration isn't complete without some free ice cream. >> uh-huh. a select number of earth lings are willing to make history while at the same time giving up everything, maybe even their lives. you will meet two women who have said yes to a mission to another planet tonight. >> i'm erin o'hearn, it's a bold life changing mission that has garnered interest from thousands of people around the world. >> it's just the next frontier the next thing that we don't know about. >> i've always wanted to go there since i was 14 this whole another planet. >> reporter: so would you leave earth to make history? what exactly is this program and what is the draw for so many people? it's a special report that truly could blast these women out of this world. that's tonight only on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. >> cool. >> all right. up next at 5:00 we will check that accuweather forecast for you. >> meantime we're blasting off to the jersey shore as we look live from sky 6hd in atlantic city. not a bad evening. kind of on the cool side,
though. meteorologist cecily tynan has details from accuweather and a closer look at the weekend when we come right back. stay with us. there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them.
reading showing we have a lot of clouds up above but a lot of them are thin and they're allowing some filtered sunshine so it wasn't a completely gray day but it's definitely a lot cooler than yesterday. yesterday's high 72. currently in philadelphia it's 61 degrees. allentown 63. wilmington 61. millville 60 and with wind off the ocean the ocean temperature in a low 50's, it is definitely chilly on the beaches, 49 degrees currently in sea isle city and the boardwalk in atlantic city. so a new month month of may typically our average high for the first 69 degrees so we're running well below that but if you fast forward to the end of the month it warms up very quickly. the average high for the end of may up to 78 degrees but we don't have to wait that long to get that warmth. that warmth will be arriving on sunday and really most of next week temperatures around that and it's tip pick al pretty wet movement the average rainfall 3.71-inches. satellite6 along with action
radar showing as expected most of the rain from this coastal storm really missing us to the south. that low pressure will continue to push to the north and the east in the overnight hours so that means it will be partly cloudy, it will be seasonably cool. overnight low 48 degrees in philadelphia, 40 in millville 44 in allentown, 45 in wilmington and 44 degrees in trenton. heading into saturday, future tracker showing that we have a little bit of an upper level disturbance moving through in the afternoon. so this will bring us partly cloudy skies and you'll notice just a few spotty showers most of our region will be rain free but don't be surprised if you get a quick shower in the afternoon as that moves through but then high pressure really taking control on sunday. nothing but sunshine on sunday and temperatures rising up into the upper 70's. so, for the 40,000 runners running down broad street on sunday morning good luck and don't wear too many clothes because it will be cool. at 8 o'clock 58 degrees, by nine a-30, 64. by 11:00 68 degrees.
lots of sunshine and winds will be light out of the northwest at three to 6 miles per hour. i'll see you at mile seven at the channel six water stop. the five day at 5:00, tomorrow partly cloudy a stray shower in the afternoon 72 degrees. sunday 78. monday and tuesday feeling like summer, 84 degrees and late on the day on tuesday and tuesday night we could have a few thunderstorms with a cold front and that will drop temperatures a tad on wednesday but still above normal 78 degrees. how long will that warm weather last? adam has that answer in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> it's kind of warm for runners on sunday but i'll try and deal with it. >> okay, good luck rick. >> yeah. >> not that hard. [laughter] >> much more still to come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. we're learning more about a deadly shooting in montgomery county last night. what police are saying about the victims. >> a group of local students took a step back into time today and we'll show you. how cute. >> also a heartwarming story about a girl and her beloved four legged friend that's helping other animals in need.
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>> hello again and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. two cargo vehicles seemingly disappeared in three days. prompting philadelphia police to issue a warning. and we'll explain why. firefighters spring into action when a home bursts into flames here in montgomery county. plus a crook with a sweet tooth targets a familiar summertime vendor and now police need your help tracking him down. >> and now the details. two cargo vehicles were reported missing from rental lots sunday and that's concerning police. while they may look nonthreatening investigators say vehicles like these could be used for criminal activity. and now authorities are sounding the alarm. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim is live in hunting park with all the details. >> reporter: it's a combo police just don't like, two missing cargo vehicles and several big events this weekend have police asking for your help to find them. they want to find these vehicles just to be safe. thousands of people are
expected to pour into center city this weekend for the broad street run. two cargo trucks like these are missing and that has police on edge. >> certainly we don't like the idea of two vehicles of this nature being unaccounted for. >> reporter: sunday a van like this a-white ford e250 with arizona tag ag30928 was taken. an employee at this west hunting park avenue u-haul tells me he rented it to a plan on sunday who came in alone. the van was supposed to be returned monday but that never happened. police now saying that van was rented by a homeless man at the request of strangers. >> he was approached here in center city. he was asked if he had good identification, which he stated he did. >> reporter: he was taken to a td bank and given money to open up an account with a debit card. this is a picture of one of the men police are looking for, escorting him into the bank. he was then taken to the u-haul to get the van. >> they said that they would meet up with him later to
return the van and at which time he would be paid. needless to say he was never contacted again and the van is not yet been recovered. >> reporter: then on tuesday police found out a truck like this yellow 2015e350 high top cargo truck was stolen from a south philadelphia penske shop. the truck has indiana plate 224-5222. police say with two cargo vehicles missing in just a week, they aren't taking any chances. >> we saw a pattern develop and it's in its early stages but as i said out of ababundance of caution we're going to ask you to help us. >> reporter: if you know anything about either missing vehicle or if you recognize the man in the picture you're asked to contact police. now, at this time police say there's no evidence that these two cases are connected or that any kind of terrorism motive would be involved but they do want to find these two vehicles as you heard the officer say out of an abundance of caution.
we're live in hunting park, eva pilgrim channel6 "action news." >> thank you eva. montgomery county detectives now say a woman in montgomery township died as a result of a murder-suicide. 36-year-old brianna francisco was found with a gunshot wound at the entrance of her home in the 800 block of karen's court last night and she later died at the hospital. officers found the body of 58-year-old leroy wilson inside. he died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. police say he and francisco both lived there. the motive remains unclear. meantime to a story our delaware news room has been following for you. two men are in custody after a deadly shooting at the pine grove apartments in dover yesterday. authorities found the victim, 19-year-old deshawn friend at the scene with multiple gun shot wounds. they have since arrested 27-year-old chante robinson and 30-year-old james white. the motive is unclear but both suspects are facing first degree murder charges. >> pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane standing behind her cleve of staff.
this after he was accused of sexual area has. a spokesperson for kane tells "action news" that she "has no intentions of removing jonathan duecker from his post. female prosecutor kuk says he made unwanted sexual advances last february and she says she reported the incident to her superiors. she also adds he was promoted to chief of staff after she came forward. kane's spokesperson told "action news" that duekcer has different interpretations of the event. a seconds woman has also come forward with similar accusations. this is philadelphia university security worker john forbes. he's under arrest tonight for allegedly possessing and distributing child upon nothing gravy. detectives say forbes watched and shared explicit images online at his home in wayne delaware county. he's now being held on $75,000 bail and will appear in court next week. a fire in the row home prompted a large response from firefighter here in pottstown
montgomery county late this afternoon. the fire broke out in the unit block of east second street. the flames were threatening a neighboring home at one point. no one was hurt in this two alarm blaze. >> philadelphia police are looking for a thief who targeted a popular summertime vendor in juniata park. investigators released this surveillance video of a man targeting several mister softee ice cream trucks. it happened in the 900 block of east like coaming street. the suspect forced this way into several trucks and took money and ice cream. if you recognize the thief authorities would like to hear from you. police are also looking for the thief who stole from a car parked in south philadelphia last month. authorities say this suspect cased vehicles that were parked in the 600 block of south 27th street and the 2600 block of bainbridge street. he then found a car with an unlocked back door and took several items from the back seat. if you recognize this suspect please contact investigators. and of course whenever
there's breaking news that's happening in your neighborhood, join the action. become part of the "action news" team by e-mailing us your photos and videos to join the action at 6abc.com. or use the #6abc action on social media. >> all right we have this just into "action news" now. the family of freddie gray spoke moments ago regarding the charges filed against six baltimore police officers this morning. gray's father reacted to those charges and has asked for peace. >> we are satisfied with today's charges. these charges are an important step in getting justice for freddie because this city needs to get back to work. the last thing that freddie would want is to see the hard working people of baltimore loss their jobs and businesses because of his death. >> the state's attorney marilyn mosby announced today that gray's death was a homicide and that his treatment while in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter charges. gray suffered a neck injury
while in police custody but the results of the autopsy have not been publicly released. the police union called today's charges a rush to judgment. >> a delaware attorney is in line to become the state's next supreme court justice. governor jack markell nominate ed collin seats jr. to fill a vacancy after a retirement. he graduated from the university of delaware. >> time now to get an update on the commute home on a friday night. >> its lo of folks ready to get the weekend started. matt pelman tell us how it's going. >> i think they're going to judge the highways to be a bit slow as they try and get home on this friday afternoon rick and monica. we're watching a number of accidents like one here on 422 eastbound side right by route 29 the phoenixville collegeville exit the off to the side. eastbound delays aren't too bad. westbound delays, they're a different story. normal heavy westbound volume from 202 through this point at collegeville. on the big picture just getting word of a crash on 95 northbound side approaching academy taking out the right
lane. so we were already jammed in that neck of the woods. now it's extra slow with the speeds in the teens northbound by the betsy ross bridge. we have a crash on the new jersey turnpike in burlington county. it's the southbound direction south of 541. that's exit five burlington mount holly taking out the two left lanes. so speeds there are also just in the teens. washington township still has that crash on the southbound black horse pike at shoppers lane by the hampton inn. winslow township northbound lanes of 73 closed near 561 because of another wreck. stick with 30 instead. have a good weekend rick and monica. >> thanks. >> still ahead on "action news" for you tonight they marked a major moment in local history with a march here in north philadelphia. >> also officials are hoping the heartwarming tail of a young girl and her dog helps forge new families in one delaware community. we'll explain. adam. >> if you're an allergy sufferer the next four days really not the day to be outdoors but if you're not an allergy sufferer we'll talk about a beautiful weekends and summer-like temperatures in that accuweather forecast.
>> students at an elementary school in hatboro took a step back in time. the children were dressed in colonial era outfits in honor of the revolutionary war soldier whose fought on the grounds of their school 237 years ago. the school is built on the very spot where the battle of crooked bill let took place. that battle took place may first, 1778. 26 people were killed. in north philadelphia today dozens of folks recreate add march that helped desegregate girard college. marchers held signs similar to those held back in 1965 demanding equality. they walked to the steps of girard college where they were met by hundreds of students and philadelphia mayor michael nutter. girard college was segregated by its founder in 1830 who willed that only white male or fans could attend. it was desegregated in 1968 after winding its way through local and federal courts. >> all right turning to sports tonight, rounds one of the nfl
draft is now in the books and the eagles have added not a quarterback but a wide receiver to the fold. his name is nelson agholor from usc. he was the 20th pick last evening. >> jeff skversky with more on the newest bird. >> chip kelly did not get his prime target in the nfl draft last night but now the eagles coach is countering on nelson agholor to become a prime time receiver and fill the void left by one jeremy maclin. live with jaime apody at team headquarters and jamie you were there with the guy who caught over a hundred balls at usc last year. >> you know, the man of the hour. i've got him. nelson agholor is joining me right now with the biggest smile on his face. can you tell us what the last 24 hours has been like for you? >> it's been amazing opportunity. i've been very blessed to be here and just kind of being around my new family has been good. >> family, we like to hear that. you know, wide receivers is a
position what can you bring to the table. >> i want to be a player that can help the team out the best that i can whether it's offense or special teams. you know, coaches are going the try their best to develop me as player and i know one thing i'll definitely embrace the way they do it. >> to hear the eagles call your name at 20, had to have been a dream come true. describe that moment. >> it was amazing. amazing for myself and my family because my mom and dad definitely prayed on it and every day i trained for it and i was bless they had day with that opportunity. now it's time for me to continue to work for what i was given. >> eagles fans they're a die hard bunch. what are you going to bring to the taney for them? what are they going to love about nelson agholor. >> i control the controllable. passionate and love for what i do. you'll have a consistent guy in terms of working hard and preparing. there won't be a game where i go out there and i don't know
what to do 'cause i'll give it my all to know where to be and i'll play as hard as i possibly can. >> fans you'll love this guy trust me. now go get a cheesesteak okay. nelson thanks for joining us. jeff there he was. he's got the?ers see too check it out. live live in south philadelphia, jaime apody. >> i would love one of those cheesesteaks and maybe a jersey too. eagles fans you'll love this andy reid advised tennessee coach not to trademark can you say mariota or the second overall pick. reid gave the example of how when he was in the same spot back in 1999 when he took donovan mcnabb. the eagles were among teams ready to offer a boat load. instead the titans staying put and took mariota last night and they have no plans of throwing him into the trading block. they plan for him to start week one. the price was just too steep for kelly. he wishes his former oregon quarterback the best of luck.
>> he's kind of checked on me throughout this entire process and he always said good luck wherever you go. you should always play well. but don't play well against the explosion we didn't get into any discussions so it wasn't really -- it was just a really -- like driving into a nice neighborhood and looking at a house and saying that's really nice they tell you the price and you drive away. >> speaking of the titans barring a trade they'll kick off the second round of the nfl draft tonight with the first pick in less than 90 minutes. philadelphia native jalen strong is among the best available still out there. here are the eagles remaining seven picks in the second round. tonight they pick 52nd over all then in the third round 84th over all. among the needs safety corner and offensive line. after chip kelly makes his selections tonight keep it right here on 6abc for complete coverage. draft break down at 11:30 analysis interviews and much much more. by the way phillies in miami tonight after losing the last three in saint louis by a combined 16 runs. guys let's go back to you in the studio.
>> all right jeff, thank you. 2000 high school seniors celebrate add first step the a bright future today at saint joe's university. this is the city of philadelphia's first ever college signing day event. these students have all been accepted to college as part of first lady michelle obama's reach higher initiative. district officials say today was a chance to recognize the accomplishments of these hard working young people. congratulations. meantime hundreds of job seekers headed to montgomery county today in hopes of finding a fresh start. today was the montgomery county workforce investment board eighth annual job fair. more than two dozen employers were on hand here at the sheraton value forge hotel. all attendees were prescreened to match them with open positions.
>> artists from philadelphia's mural arts program unveiled some flowery window displays at the children's hospital of philadelphia today part of this year's daisy days fundraising campaign. for the month of may chop will hold a series of fun events like this encouraging folks to donate. a former teen idol was honored for his work promoting organ donations today. philadelphia native bobby rydal the guest of honor in narberthly he got a seconds chance at life himself after a double organ transplant in 2012 and that allowed him to go back on tour. rydal says he's dedicated to raising awareness about the lives of organ donations and what they can save. >> adam is here now. first weekend of may and it is going to be nice compared to
today, that's for sure. >> together to feel like the last weekend in may with temperatures rocketing up as we get into saturday sunday and especially by early next week. as we look at double scan live radar a little cool today to end the work week. a lot of cloud cover. there were a couple of showers in parts of lancaster and berks county but everyone pretty much dry at the present time. the action cam down in parts of center city earlier. this is logan square, a perfect day to take a walk outdoors. everything starting to bloom and that right there i think -- i planted those last year in my yard. it's a -- it's about to bloom there showing a little bit of my knowledge when it comes to some of the shrubs around here. take a look at the almanac for today. just totally geeked myself out. 64 degrees the high temperature well below the normal of 69 degrees. the record 90 degrees and perfect for that low of 49. as we look at the temperatures right now, the winds draining out of the northeasterly direction, 62 in center city,
61 cherry hill. city avenue coming in at 61 degrees and this is kind of one of the warmer spots so to speak 'cause we're only in the mid and uner 50's to the west lancaster and reading and right along the shore temperatures in the upper 40's from sea isle city to the boardwalk with that wind coming in right off of the atlantic. as we look at satellite and radar, a lot of cloud cover littering the midatlantic and the northeast. some showers to the west. the bulk of the rain to the south moving off the coast and everything is pushing away in time for the weekend. so, for tonight, partly cloudy, very seasonable, 44 in the suburbs 48 degrees for center city. future tracker tomorrow we're going to see a mixture of sunshine and clouds. winds will start to push off of the water in the afternoon. if you're at the shore it will be warm the first half of the day. then the sea breeze will kick in. there could be a spotty shower or two in the afternoon but most places stay dry for your saturday. head to go ppl at 4 o'clock in the afternoon it is partly sunny, pleasant, 71 degrees for the start. by the 90th minute temperatures around 68.
lehigh valley clouds, sunshine tomorrow warm, 72. could be that isolated shower around during the afternoon. and at the shore tomorrow we'll peak with that temperature around noon 1 o'clock and then temperatures will drop off in the afternoon to 60 with that wind coming in off the water as the sea breeze pulls in with the winds between about seven to 14 miles an hour. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, sun versus clouds tomorrow, 72. and then it's very sunny and warm on sunday, 78 in the afternoon. for the start of the broad street run temperatures will be in the upper 50's. by 11 o'clock, upper 60's. so dress appropriately. it will be a little warm for the run and then a spring sizzle here on monday, 84 degrees showing many areas around that 80-degree mark, 2 o'clock on monday afternoon a little cooler in cape may with the wind pulling off of the water but we're still summer-like tuesday. a thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. staying above normal on wednesday, thursday, friday. it's dry with temperatures in
the upper 70's to near 80 with a mix of sunshine and clouds. pretty nice seven-day forecast if you like the warmth. >> showing off your gardening expertise. >> there was a pom pom bush that was taken. >> nice ad lib. at 6abc.com/weather you'll find updated radar scans and watch things unfold with our live sky six cameras. the world lost an r and b legend today. ben e. king passed away at the age of 76. he's best known for his classic stand by me. the hit was voted one of the top 25 songs of the last century by the recording industry association of america. king was also a member of the drifters and sang on hits like this magic moment, save the last dance for me and there goes my baby. he passed away last night in new jersey. >> ♪♪
hoping this girl and her dog taking center stage in wilmington will help some needy pets find a forever home. because of win dixie is the show playing at the delaware theater company. tomorrow the delaware humane association will be the featured guest. and they hope the heartwarming story will spur some theater goers to adopt a pet from their local shelter. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up next at 6:00 baltimore reacts to charges in the death of freddie gray. the announcement today and the officers in custody tonight. >> also new indictments and a guilty plea in the bridgegate scandal. the developments involving former allies of new jersey governor chris christie. >> a landscaping looter is on the loose. the thief who made off with a big haul from a local front yard. that and much more coming up next. now for meteorologist adam joseph sharrie williams, monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. >> good night. >> good night.
there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them.
>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪♪ >> they are celebrating in the streets of baltimore. this is the same neighborhood where anger exploded earlier this week but tonight it is a very different scene. and that's because six baltimore police officers have been arrested in the death of freddie gray. all six are in custody. the big story on "action news" is quick action taken against the six officers involved in the arrest and transport of freddie gray. just one day after the completion of an investigation
and one day after the medical examiner's report, baltimore's state's attorney, marilyn mosby, said the death of freddie gray was a homicide and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter. six police officers have been charged in the incident. the most serious counts levied against the driver of the van in which gray suffered the fractured spine that would kill him. officer caesar goodson jr. charged with second degree depraved harder murder plus voluntary manslaughter and second degree assault. three of the other officers were charged with involuntary manslaughter. mosby then spoke directly to those people of baltimore who have brought their anger and sometimes violence to the street. >> this is your moment. let's assure that we have peaceful and productive rallies that will develop structural and systemic changes for generations to come. you're at the for fro