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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon the big story on "action news" is new developments in the death of a new jersey state trooper. the 31-year-old was hit by a
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vehicle while responding to a call on a busy highway. trooper sean cullen was on the scene of a fire in west depford. a 22-year-old female driver passing the scene ran into him seriously injuring the driver. cullen was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. now we here the initial calls from first responders. >> a trooper was hit by a vehicle. >> the driver that struck him did stop at the scene and has not been charged. annie mccormick is live in west hampton police department where he began his career. we are hearing from some of his colleagues this afternoon. >> reporter:er some of his former colleagues were met with grief counselors, he spent two years before joining the new jersey state police, something
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his friends say was a lifelong dream. >> he legitimately was a great guy and i'm going to tell you there is not a single person that would say a negative thing about him. >> friends and former colleagues fought emotions when talking about trooper sean cullen killed in the line of duty after being hit by a car. he worked at several police departments in south jersey, including mount holly and worked his way from part-time to full-time patrolman. two years in he got the call to join new jersey state police. >> he was everything. he became full-time here in west hampton and it meant everything to him but when he got the call to work with his brother as a state trooper that was his goal. >> law enforcement officers from several departments rushed to be
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by his side. he passed away after suffering head injuries, and was known for his quick irish wit and he was proud of his heritage and family. >> he comes from a nice, tight knit family. >> they knew cullen and remembers this. >> he understand what this thing of service was and understand that when someone dialed 911 they really needed him and he understood what it meant to live out your dream. >> reporter: and cullen was also considered a local boy even though he was born in ireland, he moved here as a boy and graduated from cinnaminson high school. he leaves behind a girlfriend and parents and a sibling, one that worked alongside him with the new jersey state police. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you.
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other news now, a woman and her two children were injured when a tow truck hit them at a north philadelphia intersection. it happened at b and ontario streets last night. the tow truck had a green light on b street when the 21-year-old woman tried to cross with her 3-year-old and 1-year-old. the woman and one of her children are in critical condition. from our delaware newsroom from buildings in newark had to be evacuated after contractors hit a gas line. it happened on the unit block of north chapel street. delmarva power responded and lucky nobody was hurt. turning now to the accuweather forecast, we are in for a taste of the spring today. with temperatures rising to around 70 degrees believe it or not. taking a live look from center city from our sky 6 hd cam. a nice afternoon to have lunch outside. meteorologist, karen rogers, is
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outside on the weather patio with the details. >> reporter: we need a lemonade and some shades out here and shorts and a t-shirt. it's that kind of day. it's gorgeous out here right now, i want to show you satellite 6 along with action radar we had a lot of clouds earlier this morning. we saw them break apart and a few more high clouds breaking in and a sprinkle in trenton, new jersey, other than that we are in the clear. we see beautiful conditions and certainly the temperatures are just soaring, lets look at the numbers, 67 in martins creek and 67 in pottstown and 73 in coatesville, getting a live update with the numbers, 69 in chester and 70 in center city already. normally a high of 50 around this time of year. this feels great. 73 in browns mill and 72 in vineland and 71 in smyrna, delaware, it's gorgeous with this high pressure in control really pumping things up. we are looking at a high of 73 degrees, 23 degrees above
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average. if you like that it will get even warmer the next couple of days. lets look at the next few hours, 4:00 p.m. 71, and 6:00 p.m. 66. we see temperatures drop in the evening hours. 8:00 p.m. 61 and upper 50s at 10:00 and in the overnight hours, staying relatively mild. not feeling too bad even in the overnight hours, because temperatures are going even higher the next couple of days. in fact we'll be breaking some records. details on that coming up rick. >> remember to keep 6abc.com/weather, close at hand for changes in the forecast and interact with all the members of the "action news" team following them on twitter and facebook and other forums. a car crash backed up traffic on fairmount park. chopper 6 hd was overhead at 8:00, no one was seriously injured. traffic did slow down traffic in
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that area. from our delaware newsroom, a man was killed in wilmington at the same time where a homicide happened on friday. a vigil for another man just ended when deadly gun fire rang out on west 7th street. police are offering rewards for tips in both homicides, a peace rally is happening friday evening at 5:00 in tilton park. a day after raising the minimum wage for state workers, governor wolf calls on raising the wage for all workers. wolf is backing a bill by state senator leach to raise the wage to $15 an hour. >> we raised the minimum wage to $10.15, that will reduce the poverty rate in pennsylvania by 10%. that will take $160,000 people
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and raise them from the poverty level, that is worth doing. >> the bill would tie rages to inflation and change the tipped minimum wage. in the race for president, there are more primaries today. hillary clinton and donald trump are favorites as voters in michigan and mississippi head to the polls. >> voters out bright and early with the race for the white house now heading into a crucial stretch. four states are up for grabs in the republican race and donald trump still leading in all of them. >> you in michigan, we have hawaii and the greatest potato group in the world, idaho. i love idaho. >> making him the trump the target of an all out ad war against him. calling him a draft dodger and
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attacking his temperament. former mayor, michael bloomberg, announced he is not running because there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the presidency for donald trump or ted cruz. and they compared trump to hitler. >> i'm not happy about that certainly, i don't want that comparison, but you know we have to be strong and vigilant. >> we will not let a person like that ever become president of the united states -- >> on the democratic side hillary clinton is vowing to do everything she can to stop him. and senator bernie sanders, is adamant he is not going anywhere. >> we are talking about running this campaign to win, to become president of the united states. >> reporter: today as voters cast their ballots, the candidates are already looking ahead holding rallies in states like florida, ohio and north carolina.
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they are up for grabs next week. in new york, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. funeral services for nancy reagan will be held on friday in california. she died of heart failure sunday at her home in los angeles, nancy reagan will be buried next to her husband, former president, ronald reagan in simi valley. rock band a.c.d.c. has canceled its u.s. tour because brian johnson is in danger of total hearing loss. it includes the april 1st concert at the wells fargo center and they will try to make up some show ways guest vocali t vocalist. no word though on who that might be. and coming up after a train
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derailment in california, word on what may have caused it. we had a couple of sprinkles and now it's dry and clouds and sunshine mixing through and we'll hit into the 70s your details coming up. >> sounds good, your call to action volunteers standing by with to help you with any issue you may have.
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at least nine people were hurt when a commuter train derailed in california. mud cautioned the first to come off the tracks. four people have serious injuries at this hour. the corridor expressed bused the uninjured passengers to their destinations and canceled all train service on the line today. the cause of derailment is under investigation. lawmakers in malaysia marked a moment of silence to mark the two year anniversary of flight 370's disappearance. the prime minister is hopeful that the plane will be found.
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they hope that part of the wing found on reunion island last july mean its ended in the indian ocean. a search is expected to be completed later this year. a report says that digital distractions is the cause of a rise in pedestrian deaths. researchers site texting behind the wheel and texting and walking as factors and an improved economy and lower gas prices controuble out and put more drivers on the road. two of maria sharapova's sponsors ended their relationship after she failed a drug test. nike was disappointed. and yesterday sharapova says she failed a test at the australia hope in january for the banned
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substance, the banned drug was regularly given to soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while fighting in afghanistan. still to come on "action news" at noon, we'll tell you about a recall at starbucks. and where more and more people are holding off on seeing a doctor when they get sick.
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sandwiches because of listeria concerns. it's a cheese muffin, they were sold at starbucks stores at texas and arkansas and oklahoma, nobody has gotten sick. it can cause infections and is sometimes deadly. jetblue is starting to train people with no experience to fly jets. train willing take four years to complete and will cost you $125,000, that is all, and they will continue to recruit pilots through traditional methods. a new report finds that americans have to choose between seeing a doctor and getting paid. one in three americans don't have paid sick days and those workers are three times more likely to see a doctor when they are ill or not go at all. it extended to their family
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members that are one and a half more times likely to postpone seeking medical care. >> a 21-year-old woman is the first american patient to get a uterus transplant. the woman known as lindsay underwent the transplant what month and doctors add she has to wait a year to try to get pregnant. they are already the parents of three adopted boys. the "action news" team is out working on news stories for today beginning at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: we have an unbelievably heart warming story to share with you. a local sheriff handed over his badge to that 8-year-old boy there making his dream come true, that is little caleb holder and he is terminally ill and his attitude is infectious.
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coming up at 4:00. and have you noticed anything different about the mac and cheese in the iconic blue box. it turns out that kraft pulled one over on people and changed the recipe. find out what is different beginning at 4:00. take us with you on the go. you can watch our newscast streaming live on our smart phone or tablet. >> see you guys at 4:00. >> thank you. accuweather is coming up. boy is it a nice one.
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stormtracker 6 live double scan showing us we are basically dry, we have a little bit a sprinkle that popped through trenton and now we look at that near toms river, other than that you are looking good through the day, the day is work checking out. sara tells me the beautiful flowers are crocuses one of the first spring flowers and they look gorgeous out there right now. a gentle breeze blowing a bit. how about that temperature, already 70 degrees, normally we have a high of 50, we are well above that already. the dew point 35 degrees, the pressure 30.16 and rising and winds are southerly with a light breeze, we had a gustier breeze yesterday and really pretty out there, and visibility is not an issue. 8 miles in atlantic city, 6 in wilmington and 9 in reading, and feels terrific out there and a good amount of sunshine and clouds, satellite 6 along with
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action radar showing high thin clouds and sunshine, no reason not to get out there and enjoy this afternoon. we have got a good one. and the next couple of days, seeing temperatures we see in the end of the may. feeling good about that. by 2:00 p.m. 72 and 4:0072 with a good amount of sunshine. and 8:00 p.m. we drop down to 60 degrees, we have mostly clear skies in the overnight hours and 10:00, 57 degrees. no weather related problems. tomorrow mostly sunny skies and record warmth, 78 degrees for your high tomorrow. this high pressure is acting like a heat pump unusual for this time of year but pumping in the mild southwesterly flow and that allows temperatures to jump even further tomorrow than they have today. lets look at the records in jeopardy. the forecast high 78 and the record 73 and it looks like we shatter that one.
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78 is the forecast high and 76 sheet back in 1976. we may break records the next few days. lets look at the accuweather forecast a taste of spring today hopefully you can get outside and enjoy it. sunshine mixing with high clouds and 73 degrees. feeling warm and 50 degrees for the high and temperatures 23 degrees above average. even in the overnight hours, staying in the 50s, unheard of. record warmth, 78 for your high and more sunshine tomorrow p really get outside and plan that as well. staying warm on thursday, 78 degrees and maybe a stray shower up north in the poconos and the lehigh valley, and you are good and dry on thursday as well. breezy and sunshine and dropping the temperature down still above average for this time of year. only 59 degrees, only have a chance for a few showers. we set the clock ahead for a few hours and unstable and warm and a few showers possible and the
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high is okay for this time of year. above average 66 degrees and monday staying unsettled for a chance of a shower and temperatures in the low 60s, three days in the 70s, enjoy a little gift. >> we love it. thank you karen. how about this story. a dad saved his son from a baseball bat coming towards his head. you can see just how close it came to his face. he was texting pictures of the game to his mom and sister and didn't realize he was in danger. a photographer caught it in the air. they even got to keep the bat. landon says he will go to more baseball games as long as he sits next to his father. >> more ahead on "action news" at noon, from sports legends and the next season of dancing with the star is full of star power.
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alicia vitarelli joins us to reveal the full cast. >> and abc's newest show of kings and prophets premiers tonight.
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we begin this half hour with a developing story we are following is since last night. a new jersey state trooper has died from injuries he suffered
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when struck by a car. >> trooper cullen was sent to the hospital after he was struck and the driver stayed at the scene. >> reporter: other law enforcement agencies are reaching out to troopers here to help in any way they can. officers from gloucester township dropped off cookies earlier, 31-year-old sean cullen was a state trooper for about two years and was stationed here in bellmawr and died overnight from the injuries he sustained. a salute as the american flag was raised and then lower to half staff to honor their fallen brother. the radio call came in at 8:15 last night. 31-year-old new jersey state trooper, sean cullen, responded to a car fire and was crossing the road to get a statement when he was struck by a 22-year-old driver. >> troop

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