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pursuit. two people were being sought by police. we're still trying to determine why they were being pursued by authorities but one person was apprehended another person still at large but again, four people apparently in some of the passenger cars were struck by the pursuing vehicle. the vehicle that was fleeing from police. four people have been rushed to penn presbyterian hospital. their injuries not yet known but again, we will continue to follow this story for you. a police chase that found in a foot chase, four people sent to the hospital. we'll continue to have the very latest from west philadelphia as more information becomes available to us tonight. >> and now to a violent attack at a chester county home. six shots were fired into a window barely missing three people inside. according to police the suspect is an accused child abuser who was out on bail. one of the children was the alleged child victim. >> "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist request is live in downingtown tonight with more on this story. sarah. >> reporter: rick and
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monica, you can see those six bullet holes right here in this window just on the other side of that, those two little girls were sleeping. the accused gunman is the next door neighbor who is already accused of sexually abusing one of those two little girls. to and night he's behind bars on a million dollars cash bail. >> it hit me more today than it did yesterday. >> reporter: early yesterday morning this man whose name we are withholding was inside his mobile home here in downingtown. authorities say his next door neighbor, 63-year-old douglas kohen walked up and opened fire through his window. when the man's two young daughters were asleep right on the other side. he grabbed his children and called 911. >> they have them all marked. you got the -- apparently that's the first shot, the low one, that's the second, this is the third, the fourth, the fifth and the sixth one is up here um back in january kohen was arrested and charged with sexually abusing one of the girls who was inside the trailer he allegedly fire shots into. he had posted 10 percent of
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his $25,000 bail and was due to be in court on those charges on wednesday. >> he shouldn't have been out. and if he was out, he shouldn't have access to a gun and if he was out, he shouldn't have been living next to where the child would be so we are diging into that right now but he should not have been out on bail. >> reporter: the shots kohen allegedly fired went right through the mobile home. three of them ended up going into another home on the other side where a family of five was sleeping. >> i heard six rapid fires of gun. called my neighbor and then called 911. >> reporter: police caught up with kohen later in west goshen township after his car flipped over. he still had the weapon with him. the girl's father says his children are traumatized. he's glad kohen's bail is now set at a million dollars. >> oh, yeah, a million dollar bail. he ain't getting out. he's going rot in jailly i hope he dies in jail. that's how i feel right now. >> reporter: now, on top of those earlier child abuse charges, kohen is now charged
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with attempted murder witness intimidation and related offenses. live in downingtown, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." rick. >> septa wants to hear was think about its plans to expand further into montgomery county. it wants to extend to the can king of prussia mall and the valley forge convention center. right now the only public transit that searches the area is a bus line. septa thinks the expansion would pick up an additional 9,000 riders per day. vernon odom breaks down the plan ahead of tonight's public meeting coming up on "action news" tonight at 6:00. >> from our new jersey news room now parents in salem county say they are upset over alleged threats made against their children by a fellow classmate. school district officials say the problem has been handled but parents say that more needs to be done now. "action news" reporter walter perez live in penns grove with details on that. walter. >> reporter: well, monica, the allegation is of three
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youngsters had a fistfight way fourth youngster here at pence grove middle school about two weeks ago. that fourth youngster is kind of at the center of this whole thing because he allegedly uttered racial epithets and strong threats of violence and that same youngster was at the center of a gun related controversy about two years ago. 13-year-old amir brown a student at penns grove middle school says he's afraid that a fistfight he was involved in two weeks ago may develop into something bigger. >> i feel threatened in how he used the n-word to me and how he would say things you're not supposed to say as a climbed the scuffle involved brown and two other classmates against another penns grove middle school student who is in the news two years ago. that youngster was 10 years old at the time when his father posted this photo of a child holding a .22 caliber rifle. it was determined that the boy's father did not commit a crime but that photo made headlines across the can country. fast forward to this recent
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incident where tyisha santiago says the threats of violence before and during the scuffle has her concerned. >> i'm scared that my kids they walk home how about their dad comes out and he tries to do something to my son. >> reporter: but the school district has an entirely different take on what happened. in fact, officials here say everyone involved in this case has been disciplined any reports of threats involving weapons has been "grossly exaggerated. ." school superintendent sent "action news" a statement reading in part "the incident did not trigger any of our normal security and safety protocols that are put in place when there's even the appearance of a legitimate or credible threat against the safety our staff and students. now, we spoke with sever penns grove middle school parents. most of whom say they're very happy with the way the school district handled this situation. still, the parents of the other three students involved in this case are pushing for
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the fourth student to be expelled. reporting live from penns grove, new jersey, walter perez, channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, walter thank you. the south jersey man accused of killing his three-year-old son back in court today. it was david creato's first court appearance. according to prosecutors the 22-year-old killed his son brendan to continue a relationship with his 17-year-old girlfriend. today his attorney said they're in the middle of preparing a did he first in case creato is put on trial. >> we're gearing up for trial. he's presumed innocent of these charges and we're going to do everything that we can to make sure that the people know it. >> this morning in court prosecutors said "an incredible amount of cell phone data was turned over in connection with the case. creato is due back in court next month. and turning to the accuweather forecast today in our early shift to springtime. did you get out today? as we look live from sky6 showing you penn's landing, it's a
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nice monday evening. highs will top out around 60 today but that's only the beginning. we're tracking the possibility for record temperatures by midweek. meteorologist cecily tynan -- couldn't get it out i'm so excited. outside with a first look at the forecast. it's going to be a nice week. >> it certainly is rick. today a gorgeous day, temperatures up into the low 60's. today the coldest day of the work week. the warmup began today. over the weekend temperatures only in the 40's, made it up to 61 degrees so far today. that's 11 degrees above normal but it's going to get a lot warmer. if you look at temperatures really over the eastern half of the country, this looks like april, no the march. omaha, it's 78, saint louis 76, memphis 71. those 70-degree days are heading out of way and we're looking at some record warmth on the way. the reason why. you see that high pressure sitting off the eastern seaboard. that is your classic bermuda
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high heat pump and what that will do is bring us a surge of very warm ample we also have clouds moving in. that's with a warm front that will move through overnight. what can you expect? a stretch of temperatures in the 70's. on wednesday shattering the old record and even after we get through this week into next week really no cold air in sight getting trod say goodbye to winter. i'll have all those details when i eventually come inside in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. at the big board now remembering the life and legacy of former first lady nancy reagan. quite a legendary person. tributes continue to pour in from around the world after she died at her los angeles home early yesterday morning at the age of 94. while in the white house, nancy reagan was known for her just say no campaign, a crucial part of the war on drugs in the 80's and 90's. she also drew attention both positive and negative for her fashion sense and her high end taste. years later reagan championed
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a push for alzheimer's research after her husband president ronald reagan was diagnosed. she was a fierce guardian of his legacy and remained chairman of the board until her death. today president obama spoke about her impact. >> i know how much she meant not just to president reagan but to the country as a whole. he was lucky to have her and i'm sure he would be the first to acknowledge that. so she will be missed. >> and president obama has ordered all flags to fly at half-staff until mrs. reagan is buried. nancy reagan will lie in repose at the ronald reagan presidential library in simi valley california wednesday and thursday this week. funeral services will follow on friday morning. rick. >> all right, monica, thank you. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. how was your weekend, matt. >> weekend was pretty good. how about you rick. >> it was great. thank you. >> all right. drive home this afternoon could be better. as we look live at the schuylkill expressway, this is
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the scene by the vine street expressway. no big problems like we had this morning but just plenty of volume in each direction and speaking of the vine overnight closures resume this week coming up on wednesday night. but that's still a few days away. right now we're watching a crash here in the pottstown area on the ramp from 422 westbound 100 northbound. that ramp is partially blocked and speeds are slowing. head westbound out towards stow. in concorde township delco there's a crash by the dunkin' donuts along cheney road at route one baltimore. delaware headed southbound on 95 single digit speeds because of an accident by delaware avenue restrictioning traffic. by rowan university in glassboro an accident involving a pedestrian at 322 campus drive. burlington county a broken down vehicle blocking the ramp from 295 northbound to 541. exit at rancocas road instead. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> see you then. thanks matt. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. big changes could be coming to the eagles roster. can coming up in sports the
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major trade the birds are reportedly considering. >> first a history making surgery has been deemed successful. how a woman's desire to carry her own child led to the can country's first uterus transplant when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> we're learning more about the nation's first uterus transplant. >> doctors who performed the surgery and the woman who has been given the chance to experience pregnancy spoke today at a news conference in ohio. this is incredible stuff, ali. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman here with more. >> reporter: this is part of a clinical trial. the procedure has been done successfully in other can countries. today we heard from the first woman in the u.s. about her journey he and this is just the start. (applause). >> reporter: the 26-year-old woman identified only by her first name lindsey and her husband joined doctors at the cleveland clinic today just 12 days after her history making surgery. lindsey has functioning ovaries but was born without a uterus. and says when she was 16, doctors told her she would never be able to carry her own biological children. it was something she refused to accept. >> from that moment on i have prayed that god would allow me
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the opportunity to experience pregnancy and here we are today at the beginning that of journey. >> reporter: a team of eight surgeons and many other healthcare professionals performed the nine hour operation. a uterus from a deceased donor was transplanted into lindsey's pelvis. blood vessels were connected, gynecological parts sutured and organs secured. now doctors say as she recovers the uterus will mature. >> it will stimulate the uterus produce the lining of the uterus. the uterus is an amazing organ. it's basically on auto pilot. >> reporter: she has to wait about a year and then try in vitro fertilization or ivf to become pregnant. >> uterus transplant is not just about a surgery and from moving a uterus from here to there. it's about having a healthy baby. >> reporter: of course none of this would be possible without the anonymous donor and her family. >> they have provided me with a gift that i will never be
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able to repay and i am beyond thankful for them. >> reporter: like other transplants she'll need to take medication to prevent her body from rejecting the organ but unlike other transplants this is temporary. the goal is to allow women to have one or two babies and then remove the uterus. lindsey is one of 10 women in the trial. she is also already a mom to three boys she and her husband adopted from foster care. rick and monica, back over to you. >> okay, thank you. >> thanks ali. nfl star peyton manning wrapped up his 18 year career today with an emotional speech. the quarterback spoke to reporters in denver about a month after leading the broncos to that win at super bowl 50. manning who turns 40 this month says the timing just feels right. >> when someone thoroughly exhausts an experience they can't help but revere it. i revere football. i love the game. so, you don't have to wonder if i'll miss it. absolutely. absolutely. i will.
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>> planning walks away from the sport holding several league records including the nfl's career passing touchdown record and the most career passing yards. >> and still to come on "action news" tonight, a big flame in sports is the latest celebrity to join "dancing with the stars" it's not peyton manning. >> plus, a push to hire young people in philadelphia. the challenge for mayor can kenny to city businesses when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> this bridge in missouri vanished in a matter of seconds during a planned demolition today. the bridge was destroyed nearly a year after another bridge opened nearby rendering it obsolete. much of the bridge debris landed in there missouri river below but crews then used crane to pick up big chunks of metal from the water. the national average price for a gallon of gas has made its largest one week increase since the beginning of the year. gas is up six cents nationwide and locally gas is up between two cents and five cents on average. aaa says prices are expected to keep going up ahead of the busy driving season. drivers should still be paying less this year than last year. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenney challenging city businesses to hire more young people this summer and beyond. he teamed up with the philadelphia youth network and
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created a goal of having 16,000 employment opportunities. he spoke to today at the free library in center city. the hope is to reach the goal by 2020. one group found employment of 16 to 19-year-olds stands at 16 percent way below the national average of 27 percent. some members of the air force showed off their musical talents at a philadelphia school today. >> ♪ they're called full spectrum a part of the u.s. air force heritage of america band. all members are on active duty and today they gave a special performance at edison high school in hunting park as part of an air force recruitment program. >> we're getting a better idea now of which celebrities will be hitting the ballroom floor when "dancing with the stars" returns two weeks from tonight. this morning wide receiver antonio brown says he'll join
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the cast. he'll join ginger zee. we'll find out the complete list in a matter of hours. the cast reveal happens live tomorrow morning. that's on "good morning america." always a lot of fun. >> it is. much more still to come can on "action news tonight. a check on that forecast for you. >> let's go outside right now sky6 live hd showing you the commodore barry bridge. a gorgeous afternoon. meteorologist cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather five day when we come right back.
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april 14-17 >> time for accuweather. >> meteorologist cecily tynan here. what a stunning way to start the week. >> i think we should have the rest of the week off. >> great. if you say so. >> will you write the note. >> i'll write the note. >> cecily says -- >> sign it mickey mouse. >> i will sign it for you. sky6 taking a look at the scene in cape may and a lot of times when you get weather like this you think oh wouldn'wouldn't it be great aloe beaches. however it's a lot colder right along the beaches than it is inland. the reason why we have winds out of the south-southwest off the ocean. the ocean temperature 44 degrees. with that wind cape may only 50 degrees while philadelphia we're 10 degrees warmer, 60 degrees. allentown 63. reading, excuse me and lancaster checking in at 64 degrees right now. so a lot of people asking me is winter over? yeah, it
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really is because we have never had a big march snowstorm during a strong el niño h. 1973 not any snow in march, zero. 1983, less than an inch, 1998.1. this year so far we received an inch of snow in philadelphia and i think the snow is over until next winter. satellite6 along with action radar -- i hear yay! cheers in the studio. this is a warm front that will be lifting through in the overnight hours. it won't bring us any moisture but we'll have some cloud cover and with it temperatures really not that cold. 44 degrees in philadelphia. cape may 45. allentown 38. and wilmington 41 degrees. so, future tracker showing tomorrow morning when you wake up we'll have some clouds around at 8 o'clock temperatures generally in the mid to upper 40's and low 50's. as we head into the afternoon, this warm front lifts to the north and that does two things. it brings back the return of sunshine and by 4 o'clock,
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temperatures up close to 70 degrees inland and then the peek of the heat will be wednesday and thursday. this is when we get this very strong high pressure heat pump and that brings us winds out of the southwest. we're looking at temperatures both days in the upper 70's. i wouldn't be surprised if some areas south of philadelphia actually hit 80 degrees. so, the five day forecast not looking typical of early march. tomorrow 71 degrees. first day this year with temperatures in the 70's, but we bum it up to 78 degrees on wednesday. really shattering the old record of 73. thursday likely another record high, 78 degrees. on friday not quite as warm, 66. saturday mixture of clouds and sun and it cools off to 59 degrees still that's close to 10 degrees above normal and don't forget we spring ahead as we begin daylight saving time on saturday night. winter is over, guys. >> yay! >> thank you. >> three cheers. >> i think there should be a party. >> i think so, too. >> at cecily's house.
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>> come on over, pool party. >> much more "action news" when we come back. >> bring food, you can come over. >> here's what's coming up tonight on 6abc starting at 8:00. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick
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williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. the democratic presidential candidates go toe to toe while the republican candidates try to make it a two-man race. we have the latest on the presidential election coming up. pennsylvania governor tom wolf officially raise the minute come wage for state employees. and are the eagles getting ready to move some major players off the roster? jaime apody has more on the rumors coming up in sports. >> now to the 2016 race for the white house. it is back to the campaign trail for the republican and democratic presidential candidates following a busy weekend. voters in five states and puerto rico decided who they want to represent their party in november. now on the republican side, the top three candidates picked up wins donald trump won in kentucky and louisiana, ted cruz took kansas and maine. senator marco rubio won in puerto rico. on the democratic side hillary clinton wop louisiana, bernie sanders also racked up wins in kansas, nebraska and maine. none of these states by the
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way is winner take all. the democrats battled in their latest debate as republicans grapple with how to stop frontrunner donald trump. and abc's kenneth moton joins us live in washington, d.c. with more on that. hi, kenneth hi monica. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg announced he will not be running for president in this 2016 race and even with that there's still plenty of march madness in this race. republican ted cruz is gaining on donald trump in the delegate count and democrat bernie sanders he's got a lot of work to do to catch up to hillary clinton. the race for the white house is focused on the race for delegates. hillary clinton is working to widen her lead on bernie sanders. >> we have differences but those differences pale in comparison to what we see going on among the republicans right now. you know, i'm interested in results, they're interested in insults. >> reporter: 147 democratic delegates are up for grab in michigan's primary. the math is an increasing
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problem for sanders. that's not impacting his confidence or the size of his rallies. >> please have the great state of michigan lead this country forward toward a political revolutionism the democrat spent the day on the ground in michigan where flint is dealing with the lead water contamination crisis. >> i'm really agitated with the fact that here she is calling on somebody else to resign with her history, with a history of her family. give me a break. >> reporter: kasich and marco rubio holding on with a week to go before their repetitive states of ohio and florida hit the polls. donald trump called for a two man race with ted cruz as he dealt with one protestor. >> get him out of here. get him out. >> reporter: after another at a large flail concorde, north carolina. >> go home to mommy. go home. bye. go home to mommy.
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>> reporter: tomorrow there are also contests in idaho mississippi and had a a the big prize is michigan where both donald trump and hillary clinton both have double digit leads on their rivals. reporting live in washington, kenneth moton channel6 "action news." >> all right, kenneth thank you. in other news voters in four states will weigh in on their pick for the democratic and republican nominations tomorrow. republicans in hawaii will caucus and republicans in idaho will go to the polls. and democrats and republicans in mississippi and michigan will also hold primaries. michigan is considered a big prize for both parties. according to the latest poll hillary clinton and donald trump are holding double digit leads in that state. breaking news tonight now concerning erin andrews. a jury has returned a verdict in erin andrews' lawsuit against a national hotel and they've ruled in her favor. they have ruled award her $55 million. she actually had asked for 75 million but the jury found that the marriott hotel chain was partially responsible for a stalker taking nude videos
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of andrews and posting them online. michael we are rest the man you just saw there admited to altering hotel peep holes in nashville and columbus ohio. once again erin andrews has been awarded $55 million from a jury in her lawsuit against marriott hotels. world news tonight with david muir will have much more ottering andrews judgment and the 2016 race for the white house coming up at 6:30 following "action news" at 6 o'clock. now to a developing story we have been following since june of 2014. the illegal immigrant found guilty of raping a doctor in center city is going to prison. today a judge sentenced milton garcia to 22 to 44 years in prison. garcia pled no contest to attacking and sexualing assaulting a 26-year-old woman inside her apartment along the 1900 block of spruce street. garcia also stole the victim's keys and her phone which helped authorities track him down. garcia who is from honduras was deported back in 2013 but later came back to philadelphia.
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>> in other news investigators are looking for the man they say beat his girlfriend to death with a hammer in north philadelphia. it happened last night at this apartment in the 2500 block of north 17th street. when police arrived they found 32-year-old izesha gateward with severe wounds to her head and body. "action news" has learned the incident followed an argument between the victim and the suspect. police have released this new picture of the plan who is a person of interest in the killing of a south philadelphia cook last thursday. investigators say he was working when a cook's throat was slashed inside lee's cafe and bistro on washington avenue. they think he may have had a cut to one of his hands. he reportedly drives a white suv like the were unseen at the restaurant. if you know where he is you are asked to call police immediately. in chester county former malvern prep swim coach and college counselor emily feeney pleaded guilty today to trying to seduce a high school student. feeney admitted she told the 16-year-old young man she
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could get him into harvard in exchange for sex. she also sent him topless photos. as part of a plea teal feeney received five years probation he she also has to register as a sex offender for the next 15 years. >> governor tom wolf signed an executive order raising the minute william wage for state employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state. those individuals will make $10.15 an hour which is an increase of three dollars an hour. the wage hike is part of governor wolf's jobs there pay initiative. he says while the minimum wage hike for government employees is good it doesn't reach far enough. governor wolf says higher wages not only help the worker it also proves valuable for a company's bottom line. >> it boosts morale when you pay a fair wage. it also produces productivity. it reduces turnover. >> "action news" stopped by the pennsylvania career link
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center in bristol bucks county today. pennsylvania labor and industry secretary kathy manderino says the governor is taking a step in the right direction. >> the reality is if you go to work every day and you're working hard you deserve to make a wage that you can support yourself on and your family and so i think it's going have a positive impact for working families. >> pennsylvania's republican controlled legislature has refused to consider the governor's request to set the minimum at $10 an hour for everyone. pennsylvania's current hourly wages are set at the federal minimum which is $7.25 per hour. monica. >> all right, rick. atlantic city police are safer tonight thanks to some new vests they got today. police foundation presented 16 new bulletproof vests to the department. they were acquired from donations made by several businesses. the life saving equipment will protect the men and women in blue against gun shots a safeguard that had only been given to the swat team before today. philadelphia detectives
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say a speeding driver lost control of a car, slammed into that this house in grays ferry this morning, then ran off on foot. this is the scene after midnight in the 1300 block of south 28th street. the couple living here was not injured fortunately but engineers will have to determine if their home is safe to live in. investigators are still trying to locate that driver tonight. >> all right, time now for an update on the highways and by ways this evening. >> over to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center to see what's up. hey, matt. >> have a bunch of benders of the fenders on the highways. fender-bender in delco northbound side of the blue route. you can see it's all off to the side and so the lanes are opened but about eight or 10 minute delays in both directions on the blue route 476. as you head toward 476 on the pennsylvania turnpike, there's a crash in the westbound lanes approaching 476 on the shoulder causing delays coming west of willow grove this afternoon. on the big picture in lansdowne by ardmore avenue elementary school watch out for a crash along ardmore avenue at berkeley avenue.
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still have that police activity in west philadelphia centered around 52nd and katherine and of course the flower show continues so extra congestion there near chinatown. headed home on 422 westbound speeds just in the 20's because of a crash partially blocking the ramp from 422 west to 100 northbound. in wilmington, there's still a crash on 95 southbound by delaware avenue. speeds there just around 10 miles per hour. and each night this week maintenance work happening on the burlington bristol bridge. starting at 9 o'clock i would head for the turnpike connector as your alternate. rick and monica, back over to you. >> okay, thanks, matt. >> thank you. and still ahead on "action news" tonight a final farewell for denver broncos quarterback peyton manning who official retired from football today. >> it doesn't get any cuter than this. newly released photos of prince william and duchess kate taking their two children on vacation. we will show it to you. adam. >> it doesn't get any better looking than this as well. 60s in philadelphia today, 70's lurking to the south and
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west. we'll talk about two back to back record breaking days ahead coming up in that accuweather forecast. >> all right, we'll have those stories and much more. >> also one of the top female tennis players in the world admits she's failed a drug test. details when "action news" comes right back. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies.
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>> the u.s. supreme court ruled today in favor of an alabama woman who sought legal custody of her children after splitting up with her same sex partner. the decision reverses an alabama ruling that refused to recognize same sex parent adoptions. gay rights advocates have been watching the case closely as the rights of same sex parents hung in the balance especially those who adopt children. well, today the justices ruled in favor of that same sex can couple in their continuing custody dispute. lawmakers turning their focus to the heroin and prescription drug epidemic sweeping the country. tonight senators are debating and two take a vote on the comprehensive addiction and recovery act. the bill would among other things look at alternatives to imprisoning drug addict and give grants to governments and nonprofit groups for education and prevention efforts. >> in florida testimony is ended on the first day of the
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civil trial between pro wrestler hulk hogan and a popular news web site. hogan is suing gawker for $100 million for publishing a sex tape of him. gawker posted a 2007 video of hogan having sex with his former best friend's wife. hogan is seeking $100 million for that alleged invasion of privacy claiming he did not know he was being filmed. the owners of gawker say his fame made the tape news worthy. maria sharapova announced she did fail a drug test at the australian open. she says she tester positive for meldonium. a drug used for ischemia. sharapova says she's been taking that medication for 10 years but the drug became a banned substance this year. the world tennis association has not announced a penalty. >> and turning to sports now jamie is here and a big trade that could be in the works for the eagles. >> yes, sounds like it's going to happen. we knew the off season would be busy but now things are
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getting interesting. for the eagles two of the bigger names that will always be tied to the chip kelly regime are apparently on their way out of town. espn reporting eagles and dolphins close to a deal that would send kiko alonzo and byron maxwell to miami in exchange for a draft pick compensation. as for maxwell i have been told that new defensive coordinator jim schwartz is not a fan but bowie woe be. last year the birds signed him to a $63 million contract making him one of the high of the paid corners of the league and he under performed. if he's traded it would save $4.9 million in cap space. legends to leave the game the right way on top. peyton manning officially called it a career. in a press conference during which his voice can consistently cracked with emotion, the two time super bowl champ and five time m.v.p. said now was the right time to end his 18 year career. man willing turn 40 this month and said he may not throw as good as he used to or run as
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good as he used to but he's always had good timing and he ended the press conference with a signature omaha. >> when i look back on my nfl career i'll know i gave everything that i got help my teams what you meany walk away with a win. there are other players who are more talented but there was no one who could out prepare me and because of that i have no regrets and after 18 years, it's time. god bless all of you. and god bless football. (applause). >> eagles owner jeffrey lurie released a statement "it's been an honor an privilege to watch peyton play and compete. he made every one of us that is part of the nfl proud to be connected to their sport. his accomplishments and legacy have left our lee league a better place than the one he found 18 years ago. dave hakstol is keeping the same lineup.
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the difference is tonight the flyers host the hottest team in the east. the lightning have won nine straight a franchise record, six straight on the road. the flyers have also been on fire four and one this home stand which ends tonight and if they win it they can get within two points in the wild card race. >> biggest game of the year obviously and all the games are huge now. for us it's playoff hockey. >> i think we are like i said going to be in a position to make a playoff push and -- but we know that they're coming in with nine wins so we have to be ready. >> today drexel's fired head coach bruiser flint after 15 seasons. dragons were just six and 25 this year. phillies taking on the pirates in bradenton. great outing for vince vela's kids. he threw three scoreless innings and struck outer three. not much offense in this one actually. this was pretty much it.
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andres blanco single the difference. phillies blank the pirates one to nothing. >> more on that eagles deal next hour guys. >> thanks jamie. >> william and kate posted the most adorable photo of their first vacation as a family of four. they show mom and dad and their children on a ski trip in the french alps. charlotte is just 10 months old. kensington palace says this is the first time either child ever played in the snow. i'm not sure the little girl liked it. the royal couple showed their playful side as well having a bit of a snowball fight together. >> ♪ kind of slow. my friends said i should get fios because it's the fastest... i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (man) we're out of 2%. i wonder what else could be better around here? (man) i heard that. now get our best offer ever.
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>> the northern lights lit up the irish skies last night. this photo was taken by ronan mclaughlinly he posted the image of the spectacular greens yellows and purples on twitter. the northern lights called aurora borealis. >> a little indigestion there. >> needs a little more work. >> let's check that forecast. >> wow, what do we say about this. >> absolutely beautiful this week. we'll jump from wind to spring to almost summer-like levels here in the middle of the week. >> perfect. >> as we take a look at double scan live radar not finding anything out there. deep blue sky today and the action cam along the water front there down in penn's
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landing. you see old glory getting quite a workout today. there was a pretty healthy breeze out of the south and that really warmed those inlands locations and kept the shore communities a little on the cooler side. we were 11 degrees above normal, 6061 is where we topped off just before 4 o'clock this afternoon. pretty typical start to the day of 33 degrees. the record 74 and 9 degrees and the sun setting now at 6:00 p.m. on the nose. as we look at the numbers martin's creek 60 degrees, 62 in slatington, upper 50's so the numbers have dropped a couple of degrees from the peek of the day a couple hours ago. 56 in saint davids, chester at 57 degrees. and as we slide to the south and east again it was much cooler if you're right along the ocean side or even the bayside. sea isle city 48, 47 right now the boardwalk, 49 in surf city and it's all because of those water temperatures only in the lower 40's. as we look at satellite and
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radar, that ribbon here, this kind of wedge of sunshine we enjoyed today is beginning to shrink. there is a warm front to our south and west. a couple of sprinkles along and that will throw some high clouds our way tonight and again maybe a spotty sprinkle or two. so watch those high clouds be introduced into the forecast for tonight. not as cold. 38 in the suburbs, 44 degrees for center city with those west-southwesterly winds three to 6 miles an hour. in center city for your tuesday, lots of sunshine after some high clouds in the front end of the day. 21 degrees above average tomorrow as we tip the scale or the thermometer, that is, of 71 degrees. i don't know where that came from. in the lehigh valley, uner 60's there, very mild, west-southwesterly winds of six to 12 miles an hour and if you're going to be at the shore tomorrow, again, much cooler there. it's going to be warmer than today but the numbers will stay only in the lower 60's with that wind again out of that southwesterly direction, just a few clouds as we top off
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specifically in atlantic city at 62. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, seventies starting tomorrow, the first of 2016 and the first time that we're going to hit over 70 since christmas eve of last year. then records shattering on wednesdays. we're going for a high of 78 degrees. the old record was 73 set back in 2000 in allentown trenton, wilmington, atlantic city all of your records from 2000 should be tied if not broken and then on thursday another record setting day of 78 degrees. and then we back it off the end of the week. still well above average of 66 with sun and clouds and then we turn those clocks ahead an hour this weekend. we lose an hour of sleep but we gain an extra hour of daylight in the evening hours as the sun won't set until 7:06 on sunday evening with a lot of clouds, maybe a couple of showers and still six or 7 degrees above average a week from now despite the high of just 59. >> goodbye winter. >> and we're not looking back. >> you got it. >> thank you. >> thank you.
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as mild weather makes a welcome come back stay with 6abc.com/weather. rely on storm tracker six radar to keep you up to date on changes in the forecast. >> jimmy kimmel will host the emmy awards. this is kimmel's second stint as emmy host he did it first in 2012. the emmy nominees won't be announced until july. you can watch the prime time emmy awards on sunday september 18th.
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>> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more. an alleged child abuser back behind bars. this time he shot up the home of his young victim. police pursue suspect from delaware county into philadelphia. >> public gets to sounds off on septa's expansion plans into king of prussia. those stories and more coming up next. for adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody rick williams the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. have a good night. "action news" at 6:00 is next.
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change the way you experience tv with x1 from xfinity. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night philadelphia police search for the hit and run driver who struck a toddler and investigator release surveillance video of the suspect wanted for a restaurant shooting. but the big story on "action news" tonight is an alleged child abuser who police say went after his victim with gunfire. 63-year-old douglas kohen was out on bail when yesterday he fired shots through the window of the downingtown home of the
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young girl he's alleged to have abused. kohen is back behind bars at this hour. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is live in downingtown tonight. sarah, what's the full story here? >> reporter: well, jim, you can see where the six bullets went through the window of this mobile home here where the two little girls were sleeping, two little girls sleeping right on the other side of that window. and those bullets narrowly missed them. the man accused of pulling the trigger was already accused of sexually abusing one of the little girls who was asleep in the room there. now'now he's charged with attempted homicide. >> yeah, talking about death. >> reporter: this father broke down in tears as he talked us through what happened here in his downingtown mobile home park very early yesterday morning. his two little girls were ah asleep on the other sides of this window when authorities say the next door neighbor walked up and fired six shots. >> somebody tried to can kill me and my kids, you know.

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