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now the mother of allentown has been formally charged with attempted murder aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child that after she allegedly pushed her one-year-old baby off the hamilton street bridge you see right there before jumping in herself in what authorities describe as an attempted murder-suicide. >> this is inexplicable. i don't know how any mother could do this. >> reporter: lehigh county da is talking about the alleged actions of the 19-year-old who according to witnesses kissed her baby boy then pushed him over the railing of the hamilton street bridge where the one-year-old fell more than 50 feet into the lehigh river yesterday afternoon. ly moments later perry climbed over the railing and jumped in herself. by the time police arrived perry had already made it to shore but the baby had traveled nearly half a mile downstream. responding officers jumped in pulled the baby out and performed cpr. >> lehigh river at that
juncture it usually moves pretty rapidly and it's not shallow at that section of the river so they performed their jobs heroically. >> reporter: the baby was transported to lehigh valley hospital where he's listed in very critical condition. neighbors say perry and her boyfriend had been getting into heated arguments as of late and she seemed dejected on the morning of the incident. >> she looked sad that day. she did act like crazy and she was walking and she was sad. nobody talked to her that dame ironically perry was seen having a good time with friends during a cookout the day before. willie lopez was among those who saw her there with the baby. >> saturday it was a picnic. little boy was just playing with that little boy. playing with him. in my yard and just tragic. >> reporter: perry remains hospitalized in stable condition with minor injuries. soon she'll be transported to lehigh valley hospital or lehigh valley prison where she'll be held on $100,000
bail. her preliminary hearing is scheduled may 11th. reporting live from allentown walter perez channel6 "action news. >> breaking news right now. let's go live to chopper six over the scene of a fire in the city's hunting park section. a house fire. in we look below at the bottom of your screen you can see fire crews on the scene there. this is the 3800 block of north ninth street. just moments ago we saw one person perhaps a resident being put into an ambulance from a stretcher. no word yet on what started this fire but again fire crews are on the scene. we have been told that the fire was put under control just minutes ago but the investigation is now under way into exactly what caused the blaze. again, we know of one person being rushed to the hospital and again, we will continue to follow this story for you. this is the 3800 block of north ninth street in the hunting park section of philadelphia. we'll keep an eye on the situation and bring you more updates as they become available to us. >> three women were killed in
this house fire in chester county today. officials say several children made it out of the home alive. the fire broke out about noon in the 300 block of hill road in westtown township. the home was gutted. two adults also made it out of the burning home okay. "action news" reporter chad pradelli will have a live report for us from the scene coming up at 6:00. >> firefighters in south jersey are still working to contain several wildfires tonight and officials are calling those fires suspicious. five wildfires began this morning just before dawn. dry conditions and low humidity helped the fires spread quickly. by the afternoon they scorched more than 80 acres. in the past half hour officials said four of the fires were 100 percent contained. the fifth fire we're told is 80 percent contained. meantime the cause of the fires still under investigation. no arrests have been made. we are learning more tonight about two suspected islamic extremists who opened fire at a dallas area event before authorities gunned them down.
abc news reporter marci gonzalez is live in new york tonight with more. marcy. >> reporter: suspects were roommates from arizona, one of them was on the no-fly list and police say they were determined to ambush this controversial event where one of the speakers was reportedly on an al-qaeda hit list. wearing body armor and carrying loaded assault rifles police say two men were intent on attacking a controversial event in texas where artists gathered last night competing for a $10,000 award for the best cartoon depicting the prophet mohammed. >> obviously they were there to shoot people. >> reporter: after police shot bruce joyner in the leg. another officer returned fire killing both suspects. >> whole bunch of gun shots. >> reporter: one of the suspects elton simpson who was convicted in a 2010 terror investigation apparently tweeted this with the #texas attack just a half hour before
the event began. alleged followers of isis also center messages calling for attacks against the contest which was hosted by a group called the american freedom defense initiative, known for its anti islamic views. >> this is an assault on the freedom of speech. very much like the charlie hebdo slaughter. >> reporter: the fbi said today confirming there were no bombs in the suspect's vehicle and searching in the apartment simpson and the other suspect shared in phoenix for evidence and any indications of a terror connection. and that guard who was shot has been released from the hospital. he's a part of the extensive extra security team that the group hosting the event paid $10,000 to have on site. reporting live marci gonzalez channel6 "action news." monica back to you. >> thank you marcy. the company that sponsored that contest in texas also paid for controversial ads
near philadelphia on dozens of septa buses. however, the contract for these ads has now expired and septa is in the process of taking them down. philadelphia's mayoral primary is just two weeks away and today former pennsylvania governor ed rendell hosted a forum for some future voters. candidates jim kinney lynn abraham doug oliver and anthony williams fielded questions from fourth and fifth graders. candidate my milton street was not in attendance much the forum was streamed live across the city and web cast on the philadelphia school district's web site. all six democratic mayoral candidates will take part in a mayoral forum right here on 6abc and in our studios tomorrow night live at 7:00 p.m. jim gardner will be the moderator. e-mail your questions right now at join the action at 6abc.com or twitter use the #6abc action. you can also submit your questions on 6abc.com.
>> all right former new jersey senator martha bark has died. the republican from burlington county represented the eighth district from 1997 to 2008. she also served in the general assembly for two years. senate president steve sweeney said today bark's work to preserve natural resources and to spur economic growth will have a lasting impact. martha bark was 86. if you've ever wondered how we learn about severe storms such as hurricanes, takes a special team of pilots and planes to detect the data. "action news" meteorologist melissa magee is at atlantic city international airport today finding out how these hurricane hunters do their job but very important ones. >> reporter: one of five visits on the east coast the hurricane awareness tour touched down in atlantic city. >> this probe right here what it's going to do is it's going to fall into the storm, all right and then it has all these sensors. this sensor will detect temperature, humidity, pressure reporter: the classroom was moved outside
for more than 300 elementary students. the lesson, hurricane safety. >> i thought it was really cool see all the instruments. >> reporter: from the outside looks like your standard g4 jet or this one an air force reserve plane. but inside these aircraft they're decked out with the latest technology as weather scientists collect date today. it's in an effort to keep the public safe. >> one aircraft goes into the hurricane and one aircraft that quickly flies around the hurricane but both are to make us in a position to issue more accurate forecasts and warnings. >> reporter: tropical storms are all too familiar here. the new jersey coastline was battered by hurricane sandy. massive storm surge and inland flooding from the storm caused destructive damage. even three years later, the cleanup continues. >> water is such a dangerous part of a hurricane as sandy showed. >> reporter: but there are efforts this year to improve awareness about storm surge.
new this year a watches and warning map to help pinpoint the area of life-threatening storm surge. it's the stirs step in a three year plan. hurricane season officially begins on june 1st and lasts through november 30th but forecasters say it's about preparing now for the future. >> there's a big big difference between how busy this season might be overall and how bad it could be locally where you live. it just takes one bad tropical storm or hurricane to make eight bad year for you. >> reporter: at the faa center in pomona, new jersey, melissa magee, channel6 "action news." >> pretty cool. >> uh-huh. time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> all right, let's go thrive matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> monica and rick we have been hunting to your relief on the northeast extension and finally we have some. we're just coming in and they have reopened the northbound lanes of 476 between quakertown and the lehigh valley interchange following that horrible truck accident from earlier this afternoon. lanes are opened but as you can see, speeds are still in
the teens as you approach quakertown because so many people were stopped there for so long being forced off and then we had an accident on 309 which was the detouring route to west end boulevard portion at independence place. that's still out there still cleaning up but the lanes opened once again on the northeast extension northbound. now southbound we've got two new accidents between quakertown and lansdale. one of them involving an overturned vehicle taking out the right lane so i expect to see southbound delays now as you head down towards plymouth metering. we're also watching a crash in willow grove along 611 easton road near knock knowles circle. 95 camera time northbound delay by allegheny avenue. a crash up by the betsy ross bridge that's gone as is our broken down truck on the southbound side here by allegheny so things clearing out but the delay is still intact and in runnemede watch out for a wreck along the black horse pike at clements bridge road there by the rita's busy spot on an afternoon like this. sharrie over to you. >> thanks matt. a mixd bag right now. the newest royal has a
name. charlotte elizabeth diana is the baby girl born to prince william and wife kate over the weekend. the middle names are tribute to the baby's great grandmother the queen and also her grandmother. charlotte a feminine form of charles is likely a nod to her grandfather prince charles. it's also the middle name of her only aunt kate's sister pippa. the newborn princess is fourth in line to the throne. big brother george who will turn two in july. princess charlotte will be farm mally kristened in the next couple weeks. it's also likely when we'll find out who the god parents will be. so a lot to learn. >> monica and i are in the running. >> i doubt it. [laughter] >> all right, well, nice to wish. thanks sharrie. much more tonight. new public service announcements aimed at getting more men thinking about protecting their skin. ali gorman has details from health check. >> lots of sunscreen, lots of sun. i'm tracking more summer like
>> heavy smoke poured out of a home here that the 800 block of south clinton avenue in trenton this afternoon. the two story home caught fire as flames spread to several cars park in the back of the home. a neighboring house was also damaged. no injuries reported. the cause remains under investigation. >> a new york city police officer has died after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car. 25-year-old brian moore was shot saturday in queens while trying to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun. moore underwent emergency brain surgery shortly after. he was pronounced dead today. the suspect identified as 35-year-old demetrius blackwell a career criminal has been charged with attempt murder. moore is the third nypd officer killed in the line of duty in the past six months. >> time now for health check and today's sunshine is wonderful but also a reminder we should take care of our skin especially when outside. >> ali gorman is at the big board tonight with details of melanoma monday.
ali. >> that's right doctors set aside the first monday of may to remind everyone about the danger of skin cancer and how to prevent it and this year one medical group is focusing on young men. >> sunburn. you look unfortunatey uncomfortable. >> the society of dermatology surgeons has released public service announcements saying guys don't be like paul. skin care blunders make that men often make. experts say parents who insist sunscreen for their young children should reinforce the message for older ones, too especially boys. >> and you should be just as careful about their sun exposure as well. >> and skin cancer prevention for all teenagers isn't just an outdoor issue. it goes for indoor tanning as well. tanning beds are believed to contribute to the rising number of melanoma among
women. emergency room visits have gone up under the affordable care act. 75 percent of doctors surveyed say they've seen an increase in the past year. more americans have health insurance but there aren't enough primary care doctors to meet demand. so many head to the emergency room instead but experts say that emergency room traffic should level off as pooling with chronic conditions find care to keep their illness under control. sharrie back over to you. >> ali thank you. delaware news room a conference in wilmington took on the hunger crisis in america. children lined up to pack food. the food bank of delaware helped organize this conference. organizers say the goal of the day long event is to make people aware that all generations have someone going hungry and it will take everyone to work together to end it.
international operations franchise more reader res. >> mother's day is this coming sunday. americans are expected to spend big on cards flowers and jewelry for mom. the national retail feed about a third of peep polled said they plan to buy mom jewelry. >> dogs had their day in the sun today in mercer county. the trenton kennel club hosted its all breed dog show in west windsor. 2500 pooches representing 150 breeds strutted their stuff with dogged determination. aren't they cute. >> it's a rough life. up next on "action news" at 5:00 we'll check out that forecast for your monday. >> sky 6hd at philadelphia international airport and looking good. meteorologist cecily tynan with details for from you accuweather when we come back.
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>> what stunning day. time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. let's get all the stat activity from meteorologist cecily tynan. >> some people complaining this is a little too warm too soon. a lot of people saying this is nice 85 degrees, loads of sunshine, low humidity that's 15 degrees above normal and the warmest day since
september 28th when we hit 86 degrees. right now it's 84 in philadelphia allentown 84, wilmington 82 millville 82, trenton 82 and you think wow what a great beach day but with the winds out of the south off the ocean it's a lot cooler at the beaches close to 20 degrees cooler, sea isle city and the boardwalk in atlantic city currenting 64 degrees. the problem with this warm air, low humidity, the sunshine and the fact that we haven't had a good soaking rain in the past two weeks. a red flag warning has been posted until 8 o'clock tonight. really you have to be careful with any open fires. don'ting tossing your cigarette butts out the window because it can spark a brush fire very quickly. satellite6 along with action radar showing we have a system that will bring some midweek changes on the way. this is a cold front. you'll notice not a lot of moisture with it. it will bring us scattered showers perhaps some thunderstorms tomorrow evening and then behind that we have slightly cooler air moving in,
temperatures still little bit on the warm side all week long. so tonight a few patchy clouds on the mild side, 62 in philadelphia, 56 in millville 50 in trenton and in reading 59 degrees. future tracker showing tomorrow morning by 11 o'clock temperatures already in the low 80's in philadelphia, some clouds across the northwest suburbs as that cold front moves through. it will be coming through philadelphia late in the afternoon. you'll notice that we're seeing broken band of some showers likely not severe thunderstorms but there could be a few strong thunderstorms em bedded in that line and then behind that system temperatures will fall into the 70's for one day. so the five day at 5:00 showing the summer time in may continues. 85 degrees tomorrow before a round of some afternoon thunderstorms. on wednesday it will be cooler with an isolated thundershower, 74 degrees but still though that's slightly above normal but then we're back to 80 degrees on thursday with loads of sunshine a beautiful day and temperatures start to climb after that.
friday even warmer, 83 degrees. really nice weather for the aberdeen dad vail regatta. saturday, if you like today you'll like saturday. 85 degrees, mother's day on sunday it gets even warmer than that. we'll talk about that coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. >> is the pool opened this weekend. >> the pool is opened. the water is still 70 degrees. kind of cold. it should be warming up. >> okay. well call us when it warms up. much more -- she cone won't call us. next more to come. one minute two construction workers are assembling a roof the next they're rushed to the hospital. we'll explain what happened. >> a group of delaware doctors is in nepal tonight to help the countless victims of that massive earthquake. we'll have those stories and more when "action news" comes right back.
>> ♪♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. the family of a delaware man who died following a fistfight with a childhood friend is demanding answers from police. we're live with the story. also two thieves pretends to be customers so they can rob a port richmond eatery. now police need the public's help tracking them down.
the republican field for the 2016 nomination is expanding. more on the two new candidates who never served a day in public office. >> now the details. two men agreed to fight each other in middletown new castle county nearly 10 days ago. just after that confrontation one of the men ends up dead. investigators say the evidence so far shows no crime occurred but the family of the man who died say they want some answers. "action news" reporter vernon odom live outside the new castle headquarters in minquedale with that story for us. vernon. >> reporter: the parents of the deceased say they are not satisfied at all with the police investigation because they want his adversary locked up and charged with murder. so far police are not going in that direction at all. >> i just want the truth that's it. >> reporter: parents do in the believe they're getting the truth about the death of their son 20-year-old tai sawyer who died two sundaysing a after what police described as a mutual agreed upon fistfight way man he'd known
since childhood. his parents say ty would not have agreed to a fight. >> i know that this kid was harassing my son prior to the incident at the party. on various occurrences he was -- it wasn't just one occurrence where he harassed him it was multiple times. >> agreeing to fight, we know this from five very detailed accounts from witnesses. and we don't believe that the fight itself, not based on the autopsy, that that's the cause of death. >> reporter: police say the fight took place at a party. after talking to their son's friends, sawyer's parents believe he was beaten and kicked to death. police say they have already ruled out homicide in the death of ty sawyer reason waiting for a toxicology report from the state's medical examiner. >> the trauma is not there to say this was a homicide. >> didn't want to fight this kid. like we had already talked about it before when like the kid had came to our home and
like bashed up our mailbox. >> it just haunts me right now as his father to see my son dead and they do nothing about it. >> reporter: the friends and family of ty sawyer told me tonight that they are planning a protest march through middletown this coming saturday morning. the toxicology report police say is expected sometime later this week. live in minquedale, delaware, vernon odom, channel6 "action news. >> all right vernon, thank you. also from our delaware news room tonight delaware state police have identified the elderly man who was hit and killed while crossing the street early this morning. he's been identified as 71-year-old leroy core of newark. according to police he was attempting to walk across the westbound lanes of pulaski highway when he walked in front of a car. core did not survive the impact and died at the scene. the driver of the car remained on the scene and was not injured. new castle county police are looking for the man in this surveillance video tonight.
they believe he broke into a car that was parked outside of a newark home and stole the resident's purse. authorities say the victim noticed unauthorized traffic's owe -- transaction on her bank card. they believe the man is driving a gray nissan xterra. if you recognize him you're asked to contact new castle county police. >> two men are wanted in connection with an armed robbery in philadelphia's port richmond section. the surveillance video shows the suspect walking into the cluck kells bar in the 3000 block of frankford avenue last monday. they placed an order but when the employee gives it to them they pull a gun right there and demand money. one of them pulled the cash register off the counter forcing it opened. they took that money and walked out. if you recognize either of them please call philadelphia police. two construction workers in a lop after a roof collapse in bucks county. this is a scene about 2:00 p.m. today in the 3200 block of bath road in bristol
township. officials say the workers were puting a new roof on when the wooden trusses fell apart and smashed to the ground. authorities are not commenting on the extent of the workers' injuries. >> wilmington officials have announced they're looking for two people of interest in connection with the bancroft mills fire. they want you to take a good look at the two people in these pictures. authorities say they may be connected to the fire at the 184 abandoned mill early saturday morning. took crews several hours to get the flames under control due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area. if you recognize either person wilmington police would like to hear from you. authorities in berks county are looking for a man caught stealing hard earned cash from a reading restaurant. surveillance cameras at russo's pizzeria captured the suspect casually dropping their tip jar in a bag saturday morning. the owner of the restaurant is calling on the thief to turn himself in or at the very least get a job. >> this guy, you know, be honest and get a job and work,
you know what i mean? >> well, that owner says the tip jar contained about a hundred dollars. if you recognize the thief call reading police. >> national guard has begun to leave baltimore one week after those violent protests shut down the city. nearly 4,000 troops were sent to the city after last week's unrest. almost half of them have left now. officials say they will all be withdrawn by the end of the week. the city's curfew was lifted yesterday and maryland's governor says he plans to lift the state of emergency after the troops leave. officials streaks help may be leaving but there is still work to be done. >> we're here for the long term. we're not here for a quick fix and also for [inaudible] we're here to stay. >> today a scare with police caused a crowd to gather. there were reports of a police-involved shooting in
the same neighborhood where last week's protests began. officers say they were trying to arrest a man who was spotted with a gun when the gun went off. fortunately no one was hurt. the race for the white house in 2016 continues to grow. today two more people threw their hats into the political ring. abc's karen travers is live in washington, d.c. with more on this. hi, karen. >> reporter: good evening, sharrie. dr. benn carson and carly fiorina have very different backgrounds. carson was a famous neurosurgeon and fiorina spent her career in business. neither have held office and both emphasize that's a good thing. it was an unusual way to announce a presidential campaign. >> i'm not a politician. i don't want to be a politician because -- (applause). politicians do what is politically expedient. i want to do what is right.
>> reporter: dr. benn carson retired neurosurgeon says his outsider status will serve him well in the race for the republican nomination. >> i don't have a lot of experience busting budgets and doing the kinds of things that have gotten us into all of the trouble that we're in now but i do have a lot of experience in solving problems. >> reporter: carly fiorina has never held elected office. she lost her senate race by 10 points. she says her extensive career in business rising from secretary to become the ceo of a fortune 500 company makes her a contender. >> i think i'm the best person for the job because i understand how the economy actually works. >> reporter: in a gop filed field crowded with washington politicians fiorina says americans deserve another option. >> this is a pivotal point for our nation and so i think it's totally reasonable to look outside the political class that's been in washington for a very long time. >> reporter: traveling extensive through the very
early states trying to distinguish herself from the rest of the field and slamming hillary clinton some she clear ly is not trustworthy. >> reporter: and the republican field will get larger tomorrow. former arkansas governor mike huckabee will announce he's running for president for the second time. reporting live from washington, karen travers channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> okay, karen, thank you. from the national scene to the six candidates vying for philadelphia mayor will take part in the live debate right here on our 6abc studios tomorrow night. it starts at 7:00 p.m. jim gardner will be the moderator and you can join in on the action. e-mail your questions now at join the action at 6abc.com. or use twitter and the hashtag 6abc action. you can also submit your questions on 6abc.com. >> okay. >> time for a look at traffic out there, see how things are rolling on a monday. >> matt pelman back in the "action news" traffic center giving us your best.
>> there it is. >> couldn't resist it. >> well, good afternoon to you. nonetheless it is not the vest for you at home that's for sure rick and monica. another crash on the northeast extension lets just throw in the towel on the northeast extension this afternoon. it's been a mess. this one involves an overturned vehicle southbound between quakertown and lansdale. they have all southbound traffic temporarily stopped bringing in a medical chopper so northbound is mostly blocked as well. again this evening 09 the better bet for you but in quakertown there's a crash along 309 at independence place by big bites barbecue. the northbound side of the northeast extension by quakertown has reopened. that earlier crash there has cleared out. in willow grove still have a wreck closing 611 between the turnpike and fitzwatertown road by the staples. maybe get off the turnpike at 309 or you could use 263 york road as an alternate. tacony palmyra bridge just came back down. traffic just starting to move and we're watching a bunch of brush fires out there this afternoon, one here in bucks county along 95 northbound direction by 332.
they've got the right lane blocked and from time to time they're stopping all northbound traffic so we are seeing delays in this neck of the woods. also have that brush fire in monroe township gloucester county along jackson road. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> still to come on "action news" tonight violent clashes between protesters and police as a leader of israel begging for calm. we'll tell was touched off the chaos. >> also a local team of medical specialists head overseas for a mission to help tens of thousands of victims on that nepal earthquake. adam. >> rick, there's another summer-like day with high temp in the mid 80's. we're tracking a front with some rain with it. we'll let you know if we get that much needed rain in the accuweather forecast. >> we'll have those stories plus more changes for the birds tonight. ducis rodgers has details coming up in sports when "action news" comes right back.
injured. dozens of protesters were arrested. experts say ethiopian jews are one of the most disadvantaged groups in israel and tensions have been mounting to are years. benjamin netanyahu met with the soldiers seen in that video saying he was shocked by the images. in the middle east, u.s. navy war ships have start add accompanying british commercial ships through the strait of: company that operates the cargo ship has called the seizure unjustified. >> the death toll from last month's massive earthquake at nepal has haas climbed to more than 7300 that includes six foreigners and 45 other residents found over the weekend on a popular trekking route there. the government says the number could climb much higher as rescuers struggle to reach hard hit villages. an estimated 3 million in need
of food and hundreds of thousands are living in tents and temporary shelters. three doctors with the delaware medical relief time have arrived in kathmandu to help victims that of earthquake. a wave of volunteers is also expected to arrive later this week and more will be sent in the coming weeks. a candlelight vigil is planned for tomorrow night at the university of delaware. >> eagles have undergone a lot of changes now. some behind the scenes one. >> chip kelly continues to shape the front officer the way he envisions it. the eagles have parted ways with their director of college scouting their director of player personnel and another scout all three were hired before chip kelly came on board. this week the eagles off season workout program continues. the coaches will finally get to see what they acquired in the off season up close. >> well we're really excited to get on the field and actually start to work with them again but i think we got some guys that you just look at -- we traded for sam the following sunday he was here and been here every day since. we traded -- we find
demarco, he's been here ever since. they're working putting their work in. we finally get to work with them on monday. >> following the envelope many draft the eagles signed 16 free agents. unfortunately for you rick it wasn't 17. they did sign rasheed bailey set a slew of records at the division three school. he attended roxborough high school. he told us it would be a dream come true to play for the birds. he hasn't made the team yet but so far he tells jeff skversky this is unreal. >> how crazy have the last 24 hours been? >> it's like i'm very, very speechless. i mean all the hard work, all the time i've put in, all the people i've met i mean, to come to this moment finally was like a dream come true. and, you know, i know the dream is here but i have so
much more to do nord to get to where i really want to go, so, you know, i'm just happy to be here. i'm happy to be in this situation and i'm just ready. >> more from kim hymn coming up at 6 o'clock. to baseball, the phillies road trip continues. they're in atlanta tonight. the phils have the seconds worst record in the national league. ryan howard is not in the starting lineup tonight. probably due to the fact that the braves are starting a left handled pitcher in wood. ryan had a triple. the phillies snapped a five game losing streak. howard is still batting just .193 on the year. basketball now while golden state continues to roll in the nba playoffs their best player now a bona fide star. steph curry has won the nba m.v.p. award and the voting wasn't close. curry earned 100 of the possible 130 first place votes. he averaged nearly 24 points. even better in the post season averaging better than 31
points per game. now, curry was asked by a teammate what are you going get us because kobe bryant when he won the m.v.p. got all his teammates watches. steph says he'll make sure it's better than watches. >> he can afford it. >> sharrie. >> meantime viewers across the country will be in control during tonight's all new "dancing with the stars." right here on 6abc. the six remaining couples in "dancing with the stars" will dance to america's choice. the judges will also add in the trio challenge. this is where a particular pair will be joined by another professional dancer. all the pairs will perform two routines each until the finale on may 17y 19th. you can watch all the action tonight right here on 6abc. that starts at 8 o'clock. >> please direct all your questions to my personal attorney. ricky don't say another word. >> i am lead counsel for
mr. frank. >> a familiar face right. jalil white will guest star on all new castle at 10 o'clock tonight. castle and beckett are investigating the murder of the creator of a long running sketch comedy show but as they dig deeper into the case, a shocking secret is revealed. that's on an all new castle starting at 10 o'clock. >> ♪♪
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throttle. pedal to the metal. 85 degrees which is like the middle of summer. >> oh, yeah. >> with only good thing about it no humidity so at least we have the best part of it. >> no rain. >> but we need rain. >> okay. >> we need rain. >> we do need rain. >> i do need rain. as we take a look at double scan live radar around here, lots of sunshine today a few high clouds but many of our gardens and the allergy sufferers hoping to cleanse that atmosphere a little bit with some rain from above. 85 degrees your temperature was the high today in philadelphia. the normal 70 degrees so 15 degrees above normal and the record 91 degrees set back in 2001. in and around center city we're between about 82 and 84 degrees from chestnut hill to south philadelphia, over to cherry hill and as we widen out, one location much cooler by almost 20 degrees, and that would be the shore only 65 degrees. the magic number in long beach island to the tip of cape may
all because of the winds coming in out of a serial direction -- southeasterly direction. natural air conditioning the shore this afternoon. we are tracking a front to the west pittsburgh, buffalo almost making its way towards huntington and charleston, west virginia. very limited with moisture with this but this is our let's just say opportunity over the next 24 to 36 hours to see a little bit of rain. so, patchy clouds tonight, on the mild side, near 60 degrees in the suburbs and beyond that in center city and we're off to the races in the temperatures tomorrow morning. at 8:30 already 71 in philadelphia, 73 in millville. ahead of that cold front the cold front pushes through here tomorrow afternoon and during the early evening hours. there's not a lot of excitement in the atmosphere or dynamics to get things going so they will be very scattered downpours some embedded thunderstorms. does not look severe at this point but any storm whether it be strong or severe is dangerous with its lightning so that's something we will follow tomorrow afternoon but
again would bring some much needed rain for a few of us. pollen outlook. it will be high again during the day tomorrow. then it drops off a little bit on wednesday with another opportunity of morning showers or downpours before it spikes back up at the end of the week. as the dry weather comes back and the heat as well. so allentown tomorrow, sun and clouds, there's that chance of an afternoon thunderstorm or downpour with a temperature of 81 degrees. at the shore tomorrow, we had some sea breeze today. tomorrow ahead that of front temperatures will that get into the lower 70's with more of a south-southwesterly wind, eight to 16 miles per hour and we'll watch nor isolated shot of a downpour or a thunderstorm late in the day. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, the lucky ones tomorrow if you see one of those downpours or thunderstorms at 85 degrees and then much cooler on wednesday, 74 with another chance of a scattered shower or thundershower but then we have a dry stretch here. thursday friday, into saturday as temperatures again climb into the middle 80's as
>> we have a serious accident right now. chopper 6h did the over the scene it happened at mile marker 36 point .5 in salford montgomery county. they're landing a medical helicopter. all southbound lanes closed. it happened about 15 minutes ago or so; no, an hour and 15 excuse me and one of the lanes did just reopen but we are told a vehicle traveling southbound on the northeast extension, it lost control flipped over as you can see and now traffic in both directions slowing although one lane we're told did just reopen. the accident between quakertown and the lansdale exit. >> all right, right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up next at 6 o'clock.
fire claims the life of three women at four on the family members escape the flames in chester county. >> and scary moments as a two-year-old boy ventures onto a roof in the frankford section today. we'll tell you how it turned out. those stories and more coming um. for adam joseph, cecily tynan sharrie williams, rick williams the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. have a good night. >> good night.
and the northeast extension reopens to traffic after a deadly accident. plus, the big story on "action news" tonight is the latest information on that hill road fire in west caln township chester county. authorities are report throwing people were killed in the blaze. the fire broke out at 12:07 in the 300 block of hill road. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at the scene of the blaze. chad. >> reporter: jim, we're up the hill from where this fire started. it was a double wide mobile home that caught fire. this blaze destroyed that home. three women died like you said and this is still very much an active scene as the fire marshal's office is here determining cause. this is what's left of the west caln home that caught fire around noon a shell of charred wood and siding. it's where three women lost their lives trapped by the smoke and flames. authorities say relatives had gathered at the house after another family member passed