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ery. >> we don't know what happened and we would like to know what happened. christopher dean's family wants answers they were out looking for help from the public police were going door-to-door and handing out flyers. and so far the police don't have witnesses and don't even know what type of vehicle may have been involved. they are hoping that someone comes forward. >> we hope that someone says hey listen, i seen a vehicle with damage to it shortly after this incident happened and maybe contact us. it happened on a dark and rainy night, police believe that christopher is a victim of a hit and run driver but have not ruled out foul play, the coroner says he dies of blunt force trauma consistent with getting hit with a vehicle. they believe that anyone that left him for dead on the side of the road will come forward. >> we would like the opportunity to forgive the person and it
would be nice if the person could say i'm sorry because we would forgive him or her and we would like that opportunity to be able to forgive them. >> christopher's fiance is only able to get around in a wheelchair her mother says she is devastated. and that christopher did everything for her daughter. >> miss him so much i truly loved chris and i really do miss him. >> what happened the night of april 9th if you know someone whose vehicle appeared to have fresh body damage police want you to call 911 right away. live in audubon, david henry channel 6 "action news." >> an employee from the streets department was badly burned in the southwest section of the city, it happened at 51st and woodland, a worker a 52-year-old man raised a bucket
truck to fix a streetlight when the cable sparked igniting the pole, he put the flames out himself and the fellow workers rushed to help. he is being treat ford third degree burns. a police officer was taken to the hospital after being involved in an accident chopper 6 hd was over the scene at 4:00 at knights and street roads in bensalem bensalem, a car pulled out in front of the motorcycle that the officer was driving. annual water restrictions begin in in the coming weeks in one south jersey town, it's a problem for some homeowners but some don't seem to mind. but it's a must for this time of your. nora muchanic is here to explain. >> reporter: here is why it's a must water usage triples here in the summer when people turn
on sprinklers and hoses you can still do that but you have to follow a schedule. the water restrictions start on the 15th and that is okay with mark jones. >> it's a good idea it's convation and the next thing we know if we don't do it and adhere to it what kind of problems will we have. >> jones has not turned on the spigot yesterday. >> usually during the winter time it's between 2 to 2.2 million a day and we go from 2.2 to 2.6 million gallons a day. >> don't mind if my lawn is a little brown too. >> she bought soaker to help with the grass but decided not
to put down the sod where the childrens swing sets used to by. >> we won't be able to water it. >> one two three, tcp was discovered in 2013, water restrictions had nothing to do with that according to the city. >> that will guide us on how we proceed and we are working with the knowledge environmental protection to come up with a treatment plan. >> and they are looking to buy additional water and they have activated the treatment plan to help pump water during the summer demands. they may notice discoloration as it flows through the water main, conserve water as much as you can because we are going to need it this summer. this is not specific to moores town where they have terrific looks lawns they are imposing water restrictions too live in
morristown, i'm nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> thanks nora. former arkansas governor mike huckabee bee announced his candidacy for president. he is pitching himself as the best able republican to challenge hillary clinton and its part of his effort to expand the support. >> back here now, the race for the mayor of philadelphia the democratic candidates will meet tonight for the final time before the primary in two weeks. here is a live look where they will debate. lynn abraham, doug oliver and anthony street and doug williams, the live debate starts at 5:00 we are streaming it at 6abc.com, and ask the candidates some of the questions you sent in with join the action email. also the programming note, we
air jeopardy early tomorrow morning, at 2:10 a.m. and "wheel of fortune" follows at 2:40 a.m. victims of a fire escape collapse are speaking up about a death of a friend and brother pointing fingers saying his death could have been prevented. here is a preview of an "action news" special report. >> i'm investigative reporter wendy saltzman, and that the death of albert su is the result of lack of inspection laws in philadelphia. >> i lost my brother. >> we are asking why the lawmakers have not updated the code and required the fire escaped to be fixed. >> you'll hear a firsthand account of the 43 foot fatal fall. >> my arms when over my head and i went down so quickly and now we are looking for answers to make sure you are safe. turning to the forecast now
another day in the 80s and we have had a good amount of sunshine but we are keeping a close eye to the skies for possible storms lets take a live look outside sky 6 hd from our temple university camera clouds are dominating the skies now and they could bring rain, cecily tynan is at the big board with the latest from accuweather. hi sharrie, we could use the soaking rain but we'll just have a few showers. at 6:00 this morning we had bright sunshine across our viewing area and high thin clouds to the north and west and as we head through the day the clouds are invading and we have one downpour, just one over burlington county it's crossing route 70 right now and is moving through red lion and tabernacle and heading towards 72 you can see how this is diminishing in intensity. no lightning just a downpour and that is beginning to fall apart.
a wider view on double scan live showing what we have going on it's a cold front continuing to press to the south overnight. most of this shower activity is missing us but ahead of this front we have winds out of the south, another warm day philadelphia currently 83 degrees and millville 82 and wilmington 82 dropping off to 77 degrees in allentown and the sea breeze is kicking in with temperatures temperatures only in the upper 60s. a spotty shower or thunderstorm and most areas are rain free, not good news for gardners, it stays mild this evening, right around day break the wind shifts from the east-northeast and ocean temperature this time of year in the 50s and that pulls in cooler air still temperature as above normal tomorrow but don't get uses to temperatures in the 70s i'm tracking the return of 80s in the accuweather forecast. >> okay warming back up thank you.
in less than an hour part of eastbound avenue in the east falls section will shut down for planned road work, they run from warden drive to henry avenue then begin at 6:00 tonight and end at 3:00 p.m. on friday it's part of an effort to fix city roads that were worn away by the winter weather, westbound traffic remains open. with that lets get a check of the "action news" traffic report tonight. lets go live to matt pellman at the traffic center. >> we are in the throws of construction season there is road work everywhere including that spot in east falls on mid land avenue one of the problems where do you go instead. school house lane, construction there too right by philadelphia university and then this afternoon we had a crash along the lincoln drive and that was not a great option either and that crash is gone now and things are looking better on lincoln drive and on the boulevard not looking hot and a broken down vehicle in the left
lane causing extra jams coming off the schuylkill and southbound is backing up approaching 76 as well. and a downed tree in chestnut hill by the flower and garden center stay on stenton avenue. a disabled truck is gone here but blocked here at penned landing up to the work zone at cotman avenue. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> still ahead on "action news" at 5:00, the battle of good and bad bacteria in our body. ali gorman has more on how bacteria trance plans are helping to treat medical conditions. >> and a man suspected of stealing shrubbery off a homeowner's lawn is under arrest tonight. cecily tynan has the full accuweather forecast.
fire at at dallas event but were shot dead by a police officer stationed outside. the attorney that once represented one of the gunmen says he was dedicated to his cause. >> was trying to convert people, he thought that islam was a way of life and should be a way of life for most people. >> according to police elton simpson plans to travel overseas and join isis, but called off the trip when his travel partners were arrested. >> there are new details on the death of david goldberg mexican authorities say that the 47-year-old goldberg die of a head injury and blood loss after falling off a treadmill it happened at a resort where the family was staying and goldberg's brother found him and called for help. two-thirds of the injuries that occur while exercising occur on
treadmills. >> the newest kind of medicine does not involve kidneys or hearts instead of organs it's bacteria. >> ali gorman is at the big board with more. >> reporter: some bacteria can make us sick but others are vital for good health local doctors are transplanting bacteria from one person to another. helping to fight a deadly infection. >> this one here is on the blue ridge parkway -- >> eleanor's grab father introduced her to painting when she was 4 years old. >> he would sit me on his lap and put the brush in my hand but the painting stopped two years ago when she took medication for a science infection. >> and i was on the medication for a few days, i really got
sick. >> it was c-diff, an infection but antibiotics can upset the good and bad bacteria stronger antibiotics are the traditional answer to c-diff infections but they say they are becoming less effective. about ten years ago something happened to the c-diff bug a mutation existed that allowed it to create more toxins. so to stop c-diff first documented in chinese medicine first documented four years ago in a procedure similar to a colon -- it grows quickly and crowds out the c-diff bacteria restoring a healthy balance.
>> the day after the transplant i was perfectly normal and have been normal ever since. >> now the fda does allow bacteria transplants especially for c-diff and now there is more research needed for long-term affects but good and bad. in the meantime a buck county gym class was jumping rope not just to be healthy but to raise money too. charter school in bensalem were testing their skills during double dutch. their goal was to bring in 4,000 dollars, this event was around for more than three decades, in that time it has reduced deaths from heart disease nationwide while also teaching children to
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85 and today 85 degrees, the normal high is 71 tomorrow will be cooler than today but still above normal 83 in philadelphia, and 82 in millville and allentown 77 and the shore we are beginning to get the sea breeze temperatures have dropped off into the upper 60s, satd light-showing the system that brings us the changes, it's a cold front and moving down from the north and there is a lot of cloud cover associated with it it's limited in moisture and we have been seen much shower activity and there is one lonely cell in new jersey right now, moving through burlington county heading to lacey, new jersey and it's just a downpour and beginning to peter out as it moves to the east, future tracker showing we'll see more activity later on this evening, for tonight an isolated shower or thunderstorm cloudy and warm, 61 degrees in philadelphia the low is 58 in millville and 60 in atlantic
city and 56 degrees in allentown, future tracker showing at 8:30 lots of clouds and an embedded thunderstorm popping up and most of the region is rain free as we head through the overnight hours still a lot of clouds and the possibility of a spotty shower best chance is south of philadelphia as we head through the afternoon everything drys out and a mixture of clouds and sunshine and can you see the winds out of the east-northeast that is off the ocean and that will bring us a cool down for one day with temperatures in the 70s before we get back up into the 80s on thursday. in the meantime it's early in the season just to the north and west of bahamas, you can see the winds are beginning to circulate. that could mean development of a tropical system and the national weather system is giving it a 40% chance of it developing and
it would be tropical storm anna it would not make it up to our latitude. the five-day at 5:00 showing tomorrow is cool with an isolated shower partly cloudy and 74 degrees and thursday back to the 80s, partly sunny and 80 and warm it up to 85 on friday and the same on saturday great conditions for the aberdeen dad gail regatta. 87 degrees and could see an isolated showers in the afternoon and dry and warm for mom. should we keep the 80s into next week, we'll have that in the accuweather forecast. thank you cecily more to come in the next half our of "action news" at 5:00. the tractor trailer traveling on the new jersey turnpike stopping traffic for miles. >> a suspect stealing shrubbery from a home is all caught on
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in the fishtown section a young woman was abducted and assaulted there it happened last friday at 5:30 on east york, this surveillance video shows a 1990s minivan in the area, believed to be the suspect's vehicle the 22-year-old victim told police she was walking alone and was approached by a man matching this sketch and the man drove her to another location by gun point and sexually assaulted her and dropped off the victim and fled. detectives are asking anyone that knows someone matching this sketch to call 911. attorney general, loretta lynch, was sworn into office the day of the baltimore riots today she travelled to that city. she met with leaders and officials and also the family of freddie gray, his death led to
the arrest of six officers last week. karen travers is live in washington, d.c. tonight with more on that. >> reporter: hi rick, this was a world wind tour for loretta lynch, she came to listen and heard a lot. the city is facing challenges and hard work needs to be done to make things right. >> the nation's top law enforcement officer made the rounds in baltimore tonight. the visit from new attorney general loretta lynch comes as the city seems to be getting back to normal. >> as determined as the city of baltimore is to get back to be the great city it has always been is inspiring for he. >> she later met with the police commissioner and officers. >> i am looking at probably is
the hardest working police officers in the nation today and i know are you working through struggles here she is shaking hands with the baltimore police officer injured last week during the unrest a brick was thrown into his police car and then it was on to city hall with beleaguered mayor stephanie-and the arrest of the officers have started the healing process. proving all of these charges is anything other than a slam dunk. being able to show thatd conduct was reckless as opposed to negligent is going to be a tall order. >> the justice department civil rights division opened an investigation into freddie gray's death the federal government says they will do whatever they can to help baltimore pick up the pieces. reporting live from washington, car and travers, channel 6
"action news." >> thank you karen. a stretch of the northern new jersey turnpike remains closed because of a serious crash involving a tractor trailer. this burned out shell of the rig is all that remains near the southbound lanes of interchange 11. the tanker was hauling gas when it overturned and burst into flames, it took firefighters more than 40 mines to put it out. the driver was flown to the hospital with serious burns. a fast moving fire has moved 2 dozen people from their homes in reading burkes county tonight. chopper 6 hd was overhead while firefighters doused hot spots they say that the blaze started in one residence and quickly spread. walter perez is live now with more. >> reporter: rick, we'll take you to the scene and you can see here the torch remains of this section of row homes that went up in flames at 7:30 this
morning. neighbors say the flames turned quickly but no serious injuries were reported. >> it was at 7:30 this morning when her children told her they could smell smoke and it was moments later she realized the home next door was on fire. >> we were looking through the alley and that home was engulfed in flames. >> it took two hours before they got this under control but not before they called in reinforce manies. >> we called third alarm because of the extent. fire moving south and west. it can be seen for miles and six homes were damaged and at least three were destroyed and 15 to 20 people are homeless. room says that all of her family's personal belongings are gone. >> lost all of my two son's
stuff, like clothes tv laptop and tablet and shoes all the victims say the important thing is that no one was seriously injured. still she was hoping to salvage anything. >> at least my family is okay, but the pictures the little things you don't get back so i hope i can. back out live on the scene one neighbor here was hospitalized after suffering an asthma attack while evacuating and people are evacuated from the two attached homes at the end of the block because power and gas will not be restored here any time soon so far tonight no word on how this fire started. walter perez channel 6 "action news." >> all right walter thank you. this is victor figueroa of allentown, he was arrested for having 4 pounds of methamphetamine stuffed in a gym bag, he picked it up at the
repair shop in bethlehem they stopped him and found an illegal substance in the bag and they searched his home and found a scale and packaging materials. he is now held on $150,000 bail. police say the man wanted for stealing shrubs from a woman's home is now under arrest. police have picked up the s&p identified at joseph medecki. the pom pom shrub was in front of her home for 15 years. police are looking for the man that robbed the port richmond laundry mat, this is the 3300 block of frankford avenue, this thief walked in on sunday and approached a 36-year-old female employee and pulled a gun and demanded money and the victim went behind the
counter and gave the man and an unknown amount of cash. it's all part of a month long tour, in which nutter will visit six different schools each must demonstrate forward thinking and an approach to learning. the mayor kicked off the tour by visiting roxborough high school it was selected because they offer three unique programs that help students with their college and career. he got a glimpse of the cinema program, the mayor will visit five more schools during the month of may. okay now are you taking a live look at the 6 abc studios where in a little bit the six candidates vying for the democratic nomination for philadelphia mayor it kicks off at 7:00 tonight and our own jim
gardner will be the moderator they will tackle questions on community safety and education and also city finances and some of the questions are from you the voter submitted through #6abcaction remember primary day is two weeks from today. join us for our hour long uninterrupted debate right here on 6 abc you can watch the debate on our website at 6abc.com. >> all right thank you sharrie. time now for an update on the highways on a tuesday night. >> whether you will have a good ride home is debatable. the extension, northbound side we had the broken down vehicle blocking the left lane and they have it pushed out of the left lane and all the lanes are out of business and traffic is moving slowly off the schuylkill. speaking of the schuylkill
expressway here in king of prussia we have a broken down vehicle that cleared out and generally heavy from 202 on in to the conshohocken curve the downed tree by chestnut hill blocking german town, and stay up on stenton avenue as an alternate. in delaware city, a crash at wrangle hill road and lyndonwald, a crash at mirt avenue and have fun if you head out for cinco de mayo, but be safe. >> thanks matt. more to come on "action news" tuesday night north dramatic rescue off the coast of italy saving migrants from a desperate journey from africa. and the trip a lifetime for children involving two familiar characters. another warm summer like day, the humidity has come up a bit and pushing through and throwing scattered downpours our way and the latest on double
dramatic video of migrants scrambling for their lives, some jumped in the water to grab life preservers, 40 people didn't make it and they drowned before the help arrived. more than 1800 migrants died crossle the sea for a better life in europe. 60 bodies were found in a remote village, it was crushed by a landslide in last month's catastrophic earthquake, the airport in the city of katmandu cannot accommodate the amount of relief is pouring in most of it has to be choppered directly to town, helicopters are making 100 trips per day. a car bomb exploded in downtown baghdad killing six
people it happened near a sunni mosque. they have capture aid lot of territory in northern and western iraq. secretary of state, john kerry in somalia today the first diplomat to visit the african country, he met with leaders to talk about stabilization efforts, he praised them for turning around after years of violence and suffering. back in the u.s., they nominated the next chief of staff. dunford led missions in afghanistan during a key position from 2013 to 2014, obama called dunford one of the most admired men in the military. turning to sports tonight. eagles continue their voluntary workouts, ducis rogers is live in the sports center with more on that. >> reporter: lets call it
involuntary voluntary workouts. per the collective bargaining agreement, they are not required to attend but you can bet that chip kelly is taking attendance. three interceptions and one return for a touch down jenkins was one of the new guys and this year there are a lot more new faces taking his place in that category. >> in this league it's always the interpover and we had changes with big names and key guys and we had key editions to offset the changes. and everybody knows chip is more about culture than necessarily the best player. everybody he has brought this is a high quality guy, and buying into everything that being an eagle is about. >> as malcolm referred to the eagles made a ton of changes, one of the biggest is running
back position it's a big transition for newcomers on and off the football field. >> it's hard for the players but hard for families, have you your kids going to school there and your wives become closer to other wives and what not but we are part of a family and now excited to be part of a new family and a great city, it's a great welcoming for us. >> the phillies visit the braves again tonight and chad billingsly is coming off arm surgery and chase utley sits tonight batting just .103, herrera owes him a beverage. a grade game in his home town of atlanta, francoeur adrove in a pair of runs and the phillies
won 5-2. >> i love when the old man can come but my mom is from massachusetts and she has not seen me in years it was a special night for sure. tiger woods is preparing for the players championship, golf's fifth major and dealing with stuff off the course sunday marked the anniversary of his father's death and broke up with his girlfriend, lindsay vonn, i haven't slept it's been -- these three days, march 3rd through may 3rd and through the 5th today it's brutal and what happened on sunday just adds to it. it's 21 months since tiger won on the pga tour. >> all right ducis thank you. "dancing with the stars" brings back a fan favorite tonight, the results show, at
since 2008 when a lava lake formed. kilauea has been erupting non-stop since 1983 and in that time it destroyed 200 homes and added coastline to the island. >> back here adam is here now with a somewhat cooler forecast for us tomorrow. temperatures drop into the 70s and we bump back to summer levels, for the upcoming mothers day weekend, as we look at live double scan radar a downpour that passed through burlington county and camden county an hour or so ago that has fizzled to light showers now near toms river and surf city, otherwise we are just warm and on the humid side, the action cam is down near independence mall and you can see the tulips at the mall.
as we take a look at the almanac, 83 degrees is the high temperature, 14 degrees is the normal, and 5 degrees shy of the record, 90 degrees set back in 1928. and upper 70s for chestnut hill and here at the station on city avenue northeast philly 81 degrees a couple of showers that passed through northern philadelphia county at 3:30, 4:00 this afternoon. a batch of showers did pass through the lehigh valley and earlier than that temperatures 37 degrees and the sea breeze kicking in and only 62 in beach haven, 66 on the boardwalk and sea isle city, coming in at 66 a cold front that is draped to the north and that front is draped to the south overnight and with the front nearby even once the sunsets we could see a scattered downpour or thunderstorm pop-up and not everyone will see them and if
you do you are one of the lucky ones you'll get the much needed rain and otherwise 66 to 61 degrees, future tracker at 9:00 still scattered with downpours around upper 60s to low 70s and another round could pass through with some energy along the front around midnight tonight, and focusing it near the i-95 corridor, early tomorrow morning the winds start to shift from the easterly direction. and only a few degrees from that, winds from the northeast 60s again at the shore and inland locations it's still above average and much cooler by 10 degrees compared to yesterday an today. the exclusive accuweather forecast, 70s and clouds tomorrow and a scattered shower and sun is back in full force 80 degrees and for the start of the aberdeen dad vail regatta a warm one in the afternoon 76 in
the afternoon and sunny and warm and 84 degrees, and in the mid to upper 80s saturday into sunday and the humidity comes back a bit as well. especially for mothers day and we stay well above average early next week, 84 on monday and maybe some much needed rain coming tuesday with showers and thunderstorms until then it's dry and warm and muggy guys. >> thank you sir. no matter the weather, you can join the action and be part of "action news," lila did with this photo of the zoo balloon, you can use the #6abcaction or email us using email@example.com.
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.
hand in west trenton to give these kids a big sendoff, it was part of operation dream lift, it gives children that are seriously ill or in difficult home circumstances a chance to visit the happiest place on earth, even mickey made an appearance as soldiers he is courted them on to the plane. disney is the parent company of 6 abc. now jim gardner is standing by we these story next at 6:00. a mother makes a plea for the gunman that shot her 8-year-old daughter to come forward to police and a chief makes off with prescription drugs outside of a philadelphia pharmacy a man goes to social media to find his biological brother. and now for adam joseph sharrie williams and monica malpass have a good night.
tuesday night a philadelphia city worker is burned while fixing a traffic light and police charged two women after the toddler was rescued from a roof in frankford, but the big story on "action news" is new information on the shooting of an 8-year-old girl this past weekend this was the scene of the 5400 block in west philadelphia when the girl was shot in the head while in her parent's car. now authorities are saying this may we'll have been a case of road rage. >> kenneth moton is live at
childrens hospital kenneth what is the latest on the girl's condition. >> it is serious jim because of the position of the bullet still in her head. her parents are by her bedside but they stepped away to plead for information in this apparent road rage shooting. she walked out of the hospital where her little girl has a bullet lodged in her head, the victim of a gunman that opened fire on her and her family in north philadelphia. >> everything is a blur to me i was in my car and someone just pulled up and shot into my car. she and her boyfriend double parked outside of their home on haverford avenue she and her three sisters 3 and 4 were in the back, it appears that the family was not moving fast new of the driver of a black sedan who was angry enough to fire one shot.