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a high-speed chase brings down an alleged crime ring. and the spca calling about an alleged rooster fighting ring next. and with drawings every monday and thursday, that means 2 chances to win every week. cash4life from the pennsylvania lottery. you could win a thousand dollars a day for life. ♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. it is super tuesday and it has been a super night for donald trump and hillary clinton. trump is showing overwhelming strength across the board from massachusetts to georgia.
hillary clinton trying to show that she is the inevitable candidate. and while she may not be quite there, she hit gold in the south tonight. tuesday night, the big story on "action news" tonight is just about what was expected. candidates named trump and clinton dominated the super tuesday landscape. hillary clinton told supporters in florida tonight that it's not a matter of making america great again, because she said america has always been great. bernie sanders, enjoying his victory in the home state of vermont and also oklahoma. and with chris christie at his side, donald trump talked about the coming weeks, and talking about taxes on the middle class and business. and ted cruz defeated trump in his home state of texas, and oklahoma huge wins for cruz. and marco rubio had no wins
tonight but told supporters that he will still take down trump but feel plenty of pressure come tomorrow. and the map on the big board trump won georgia, alabama, arkansas, massachusetts, tennessee and virginia. minnesota, vermont and alaska still haven't reported of the democratic side, hillary clinton has won georgia, virginia, alabama, tennessee, arkansas, and texas. sanders won vermont, his home state, and the state of oklahoma. the democrats are still waiting for colorado, massachusetts and minnesota. all of tonight's results are scrolling across the bottom of your screen, and we will hear from the leading candidates in a few moments and have the opportunity to speak with political science experts about what it means to the future of the campaigns. breaking news in philadelphia tonight. police say a 65-year-old man was
licensed to carry turned the tables on two men who attacked him and shot them both. this happened at second and b e banebridge. the suspects started to accost the man and his wife. >> the verbal altercation turned into a physical altercation where the two shooting victims, before they were shot, they started to assault the individual that later shot them. they were punching him and caused bruising to his face. >> the suspects are 20 and 21. one was shot in the neck, the other in the stomach. they are both treated at jefferson university hospital. the d.a. will now decide whether the victim acted in self-defense. it was a police chase that began on route 202 and ended on the schuylkill expressway. when it was finally over, seven men were in police custody, including one who tried to escape by diving into the schuylkill river. "action news" reporter christie
alletto live, and it turns out the seven suspects were on police radar before today. >> that's right. sources tell "action news" police have been tracking the gang after two of its members were arrested last week in montgomery township. you flash forward to today, two firefighters noticed them altering license plates in a parking lot. and video of them coming out of the s.u.v. it started in a parking lot. >> the guy came out of the car and they had to take the girl out of the car and they put them in handcuffs. >> police were responding to a group of people reportedly altering license plates. while the police arrested three suspects on the spot, maria mills watched the traffic stop accelerate into a pursuitment -- pursuit.
>> what was going on in your mind at that time? >> what the heck is going on. >> the black s.u.v. fled as they were arriving. and it rams into one that tried to block them and proceeded on to northbound. >> on the schuylkill at times over 100 miles an hour and ramming into a state police cruiser. police say all seven suspects are members of the felony lane gang, although from different cities up and down the i-95 corridor. the crime network is notorious for stealing purses and wallets in unattended vehicles. the reach so extensive there is a national task force focused on shutting them down. >> they had a number of items in the car. mostly with various thefts and identity thefts, driver's license and things like that. >> the police believe they foiled what could have been a robbery in the making. >> the fact that two cars, probably the getaway car that was rented out of state and well overdue, the rental period.
and the fact they were gearing up for something with weapons. >> one of the suspects tried to jump into the river while trying to flee police. the other six are being transported to the chester county prison. reporting live for channel 6 "action news," jim in >> thank you. this forest fire ranging earlier now 90% contained. the new jersey service near millville, destroying a new buildings. fortunately none occupied and no one injured. authority haven't determined yet how the fire started. firefighters may be helped by this line of rain just arriving in our area and about to sweep through overnight. there is even a chance of some thunder and lightning. meteorologist cecily tynan tracking it all with double scan radar. cecily, what's the story? >> we have light showers around now, but double scan live
showing the main band of rain still across western pennsylvania. and this will be moving through in the overnight hours when most of us are sleeping. that band moving through between about 1:00 in the morning and 6:00 in the morning. don't be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder as well as the rain. looking at a quick hit of rain, generally a quarter to a half inch of rain with brief gusts up to 50 miles an hour. and that rain will really be out of here for the morning rush. so weather-wise you're good to go of the rain is gone. temperatures will be falling with some gusty winds. this really opens the door for a taste of winter. by friday morning the commute could feature some snow. talking more about that in the full accuweather seven-day forecast, jim? >> thank you, cecily. of course the "action news" morning team will be tracking the storm, live updates beginning at 4:30. and a cockfighting ring discovered in philadelphia this afternoon. spca investigators removed
dozens of birds o lee. and rodriguez arrested and charged. and surveillance video of a brutal attack, and they are hoping that someone will help them find the attacker. dann cuellar with the story. >> the video lost others horrified. >> oh, my god! >> oh, my god! >> did she survive that? >> the police say the attack happened early this past saturday morning. the 30-year-old victim was getting inside of the elevator at septa's huntington station and the assailant followed her inside. >> she was frozen. >> he pulls a knife and stabs at her several times. during the struggle she calls to the floor and he continues to stab her.
>> that gets me so upset, look at that guy stabbing her. >> he is an animal. oh, my god! >> the man flees without taking anything. the victim -- >> she is quite lucky. and you saw the knife, swinging and stabbing at her. she is lucky to be alive. >> and the victim streeted for stab wounds and they are hoping that someone will know him. >> if you know him or his wheres about you can solve this crime. the police say you need not give your name, just the information. dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." still to come on "action news" tonight, we will hear from donald trump and hillary clinton after their wins tonight. plus q.b. cash. ducis rodgers breaks down the multi-million dollar deal the eagles have given to sam bradford. three days in a row of 64 degrees, but the front moving
through opens the door to return to winter, including a chance of snow. the details in the accuweather seven-day forecast. we are joined tonight by actions troubleshooter. another incorrect medical bill. and those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. the centers for medicare and medicaid
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♪ the >> back to our super tuesday coverage. hillary clinton and donald trump the big winners of the night. donald trump thanked his supporters at his estate in palm beach, florida. and governor chris christie introduced him. trump says he has expanded the republican party, saying he is responsible for higher voter turn-out in the primary state. >> i am a unifier. once we get all of this finished, i'm going to go after one person, that's hillary clinton, on the assumption that she is allowed to run. >> hillary clinton declared victory on super tuesday to supporters in miami, florida. she used her victory speech to
take aim at her republican opponents. >> rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower. trying to divide america between us and them is wrong, and we're not going to let it work. >> clinton also congratulated bernie sanders for competing hard tonight. sanders in fact thanked suppo supporters in a victory rally in his home state of vermont. he told the crowd that it means a lot that the people who know him the best gave him the victory. >> the people who knew me before i was elected, as mayor, as congressman, and voted so strongly to put us in the white house, thank you so much. >> and sanders won oklahoma, and just about five minutes ago he is the projected winner in colorado as well.
we had the opportunity to talk with the professor from villanova university. professor, you have declared or are you ready to declare donald trump the presumpive nominee? >> not quite yet but i would say he has a commanding position in the race. >> what does he have to be the presumpive nominee? >> we have to look at the delegate count. he has to get enough to win the nomination outright at the republican convention. right now it looks as though everybody else in the race has reason to stay in at least for another round, so as long as other candidates are accumulating delegates there is a possibility he won't cross the finish line before the convention. >> if he doesn't cross the finish line before the convention we have a divided convention, brokered convention a lot of terms to use for it. what happens if trump goes to cleveland where the convention will be held without a majority
of delegates? >> the term i think i would use is chaos. i don't think we have precedence for that. there was once upon a time a situation with power brokers where party leaders could control enough delegates to broker deals among them, but we really don't have that anymore. so it really would remain to be seen how it would play out. but i think it would be very difficult for those who would like to stop donald trump if you were go to the convention with the majority of delegates or the plurality of delegates not enough to win, but having won more states than anyone else it is difficult to deny him the news. >> we have news, the state of minnesota just declared for marco rubio. does this mean he hangs on a little longer? >> i think he was going to hang on anyway until florida, a couple of weeks away in his home state, but i think he has to win florida to justify continuing. >> thank you so much. voters in the tri-state area
still have a while before casting their ballots. the primaries in pennsylvania and delaware are on tuesday, april 26. new jersey voters don't go to the polls until june 7. time to turn to the "action news" troubleshooters. tonight tackling a case serving as a good lesson for all of us ahead of the spring and summer season. and the saga of the $780 health insurance bill. let's go to trouble-shooter nydia han. >> oh, jim. how exhausting is it when a company promises you time and time again that it will take care of your problems, but time and time again fail to do so? really exhausting, right? this next couple knows that all too well. ♪ >> susan went to the hospital for a mammogram and a scan. she didn't expect to have to pay anything out of pocket, so when she got a bill -- >> i was upset because i was assured by the insurance carrier
that it was going to be full coverage. >> she and her husband, daniel, tried for three months to resolve the matter but kept getting the same bill for $780.46. >> september the 1, october the 1st, november the 1st. >> and they call the trouble-shooters and they got on the case and got a call the same day from thes insurance company. >> said i want to you know it has been taken care of. >> i think they are great. >> weight was lifted off me. and becoming a member of the swim club, when signing up had to buy a certificate of $450 on top of the dues. >> we were told when we left that that escrow would be refunded to us. >> in 2004 she informed the club she was cancelling her membership and they sent her this letter claiming it is currently averaging three years
to find a buyer for the certificate. 12 years later still waiting for the refund. >> i think it is an excessive amount of time to wait to have your money returned to you. >> it turns out, according to the club's bylaws the swim club is not legally bound to give her the refund. while the swim club president says they will do their best to re-i reimburse them they don't have the money. and last year they needed repair work to stay open. the good news, since troubleshooter got involved they offered them to swim off the bond. that means they can enjoy club membership for one season at no cost. it is a cautionary tale when joining a swim club or any
country club. if you have to buy a bond or certificate maybe sure they have to refund it when you withdraw membership. and request a timeframe for the refund in writing, and investigate their financial situation to see if a refund would even be possible. circumstances can change, you certainly want to be especially hesitant before signing up for a club that is already under water so to speak. >> thank you. and more super tuesday news. abc news projected that hillary clinton will win massachusetts. that is a state that bernie sanders thought he might be able to win with good reason, clinton win it is with just 51% of the vote to 48% for bernie sanders. that is clinton's seventh state of the night. super tuesday. in just minutes astronaut scott kelly expected to return home after a year in space. earlier today the hatch closed on the russian capsule which is carrying him back to earth. once he returns, that's when the testing begins.
scientists want to understand how the long time in space has affected his body. scott kelly, america will welcome him back. >> he is worth following on twitter to see his pictures of earth and suse it is amazing. and double scan showing we do have some light showers moving through right now. this is really ahead of the main batch. it certainly smells like rain if you step outside. we have a light, kind of renegade shower moving through of the main band of rain is still out across the western half of pennsylvania. look at these temperatures. very warm with wind out of the southeast. ahead of the cold front 56 down from the high of 64. three days in a row temperatures hit 64. allentown 48, wildwood 51 and trenton 48 degrees.
very mild tonight. but the winds are shifting behind the cold front. satellite 6 and action radar showing this band of rain ahead of the front. and this is what sweeps through in the overnight hours. futuretracker showing 1:00 this is when we will see more of the showers breaking out across the northwest suburbs. the main band of rain moving through around 3:30. don't be surprised if you hear thunder and gusty wind. and then it moves offshore and clouds out of here by then. the return of sunshine, but you will see a difference in the air. the high 47 degrees, but with the low pressure to the northeast, high pressure to the southwest, we get the wind tunnel effect. winds gusting up to about 40 miles per hour. that 47 feeling closer to 32 degrees. and thursday, the weak high pressure moving offshore and clouds thicken heading through the day. 39 the high, and snow arriving at night, really into friday morning.
but still looking like just a nuisance event. the computer models, consensus looking at a light amount of snow. a coating to an inch and a half, maybe two inches. it can slow the commute down on friday. and sun back tomorrow, gusty winds and chilly. 47. and thursday the cloud thicken. and friday morning light snow and mostly cloudy, 39 degrees. heading into the weekend, saturday mostly cloudy and again 45 degrees. sunday, possibility of flurries in the morning. not looking to be a big deal with the high of 48. and temperatures are climbing. monday 56, tuesday 64. it looks like temperatures the first time this year could top 70 degrees by next wednesday. big changes on the way. and david murphy will be tracking the rain as it is moving out tomorrow morning beginning at 4:30. >> all right. and tomorrow morning on "action news," anchor matt o'donnell takes a trip across
the street to our friends at wmmr. he is invading the preston and steve show to give you a taste of what you hear but don't see. say a look. >> people ask me two things: number one, what time do i wake up in the morning. and number two, when am i going to the morning show next? watch your behind the scenes look tomorrow morning.
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sanders. he wins minnesota tonight, and so sanders has a good deal to crow about. he wins four states tonight. vermont, oklahoma, colorado and minnesota. and hillary clinton wins seven states plus american samoa. and a big win today for sam bradford if you want to call a $36 million two-year contract a win. >> i would take that. that's a big victory right there. successful negotiation occurs when both sides are satisfied. and the eagles get bradford without a long-term contract and bradford a lot of money. and the deal reported worth $36 million and $26 million in guaranteed money. and he could have tested the free agent market next week but it is said to be flat. and the eagles say there is nothing better out there. and if you feel you are denied one of your inalienable
rights, baseball is back. and the phills open the grapefruit league play. and the second inning, barney with the double. and the phills get on the board this the bottom half. and the game is tied at 2-2. back to barney in the fifth and he drives in 5 runs in this game. the phillies lose this one 5-3. still ahead, college basketball. nova with a career performance from chris jenkins against depaul.
are upset that they are no longer the number one team in the nation, they take out that anger at poor depaul. and the first half reynolds with the dunk and nova up a dozen. this is just the beginning of a dominant night. later in the first half, the senior, arcidiacono playing in the final game in the pavilion. and second half kris jenkins hits eight three-pointers finishes with a career high 31 points. and villanova win s 83-62. and the freshman guard involved in an accident, he remains in the hospital. he had a season high 21 points against villanova two weeks ago. and finally the mets spring training part circus and part zoo. and showing up in camp today