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say -- >> i don't know what to say -- you are overwhelming me right now. >> how are we overwhelming you, she was a 14-year-old girl. >> it started in february when bridges met her at the mall. they exchanged information and he talked to her on social media. >> he meets her in the mall and begins conversation and then goes home and makes contact with her on facebook. >> they agree at the mall on march 6th and that is when bridges took the teenager into a wooded area behind the plaza and sexually attacked her. >> hopefully he will not attack her in bucks county or philadelphia. >> back out live, police tell us this is an ongoing investigation, they stress they believe there is more victims out there. they are urging anyone that knows the suspect or has can't
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to contact police. >> philadelphia police have arrested a group of students in connection with a series of attacks targeting kids from one specific school. multiple students at roman catholic high school were attacked in the span of a week. now four suspect are in custody and they are all underage. a mount laurel man is sentenced to 41 years in prison for killing his wife. kyle crosby plead guilty to killing her on new years eve last year and dumped her body in maryland. cosby spoke in court before loved ones before the sentence was handed down. >> one day you'll find -- i ask god to forgive me. >> kyle the choices you made caused erica's death and you
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have taken someone so precious from us. i will raise caylee the same way -- >> he has to serve 85% of his sentence. the man accused of ambushing a philadelphia police officer on the street was back in court today and the action cam spotted officer jessie hartnett getting out of a car here before the hearing and today hartnett took the stand recounting his near death experience, archer's attorney says that his mental state at the time of the shooting needs to be investigate. a philadelphia couple escapes certain disaster when the home they lived in began to collapse on top of them. while the action cam was on the scene hours after that collapse, another part of that house came crashing down. tonight the city says that they had no idea the building was even at risk. it happened on the 5100 block of
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marion street and john rawlins now live there with the lightest. >> reporter: the ultimate question from lni is why did the building collapse it was not on a watch list for buildings, look at the rubble, they thought it was vacant in part because it was boarded up and owed taxes and didn't have electrical service but two people were inside when the walls came tumbling down. >> the second collapse in the rear of the building came hours after the initial incident it was 1:00 a.m. when the roof literally fell in. lisa and aaron with both inside when tons of house crashed to earth. >> boom boom boom. >> amazingly the couple that was in the rear of the building escaped unharmed and they said a falling ceiling shielded their
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exit. >> i caught the ceiling. >> he caught the ceiling and i was holding it up and then he said come on lets get out and we -- thank god we are out of there. >> bruce says the house is in his family since the 1980s and returned to look at what is left and said he could not afford to keep up with much needed repairs. it needed major work. >> there were tarps covering holes in the roof and the foundation was beginning to buckle. oddly lni records did not indicate the building was at risk for collapse. no violations were written and no evidence of structural concern was visible to that inspector. >> so no red flags on this property. >> not clear when that last official inspection was made. the building did collapse and there was a narrow escape today and a friend warned him recently about a buckling wall and that
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warning game just three hours before the overnight collapse. in german town, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. turning to the accuweather forecast a second day of record highs for the delaware valley, the action cam found plenty of folks out and about in rittenhouse square and there is a bit of a cool down on the way, and adam joseph is in for cecily tynan with a first look at the forecast. we love every second we get adam. >> soak it in. rare 80 degree days in philadelphia, summer in winter. 82 yesterday and today 82 as well. have you to go back to 1998 to see consecutive days of 80 in march. highs everywhere an asterisk is record breaking today. 81 in trenton and 81 at the
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atlantic city airport but a lot cooler at the shore with the sea breeze in the upper 50s to near 60. double scan live radar showing there is rain to the north and west lurking and that will slide in during the latter part of the overnight hours tonight to bring a wind shift and cooler temperatures for the end of the week, we'll talk about the showers and the timing tonight and how cool does it get and a quiet weekend overall and a few showers on sunday. we'll chat about it all in the accuweather forecast. >> thanks adam we'll see you later. >> now the race for the white house tonight and the showdown shaping up in florida ahead of another set of crucial primaries. >> hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders squared off over immigration with the hopes of courting the hispanic vote and now the stage is set for the republican candidates. >> both are home states for candidates struggling to gain momentum and both could break their campaigns.
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we turn to kenneth moton live in washington tonight. >> reporter: hi rick and monica, yes, i can report this is being called a major and final gop debate of the primary season as donald trump's rivals as they get ready to pounce on him and slow the momentum, something happened at a rally that sparked a criminal investigation. it's gop debate night and the fight for florida, right now it's talk about the rally of frontrunner, donald trump. >> cell phone video captured the moment of trump supporter in fayetteville, south carolina, sucker purged someone being taken out by a deputy. the protester was charged and even a reporter for conservative news site claimed his campaign manager forcefully grabbed her arm after she asked a question
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and he called it false. >> i don't know why but i love it. am i crazy? i love this. i love it. >> trump is marching toward the nomination and delegates is winner take all in rubio's home state of florida and john kasich's home state of ohio. >> after a fiery univision debate democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders spend the day crisscrossing the state. >> if we are going to change this nation we have got to do it together! >> sanders wearing the gators cap there, he rallied thousands of supers at the university of florida and is hoping to get an upset and a repeat of michigan from last tuesday and republicans will be back on the campaign trail in full force after tonight's debate.
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kenneth moton, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. from our new jersey newsroom there is still no deal between rail worker leaders and new jersey transit. more than 4,000 workers are planning to strike if an agreement cannot be reached. talks ended an hour ago and are set to start again tomorrow. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report. it's thursday almost friday. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> all i see are a whole bunch of brake lights on the blue southbound side. we are stacked solid from villanova to this point approaching broomall, and an accident up ahead they pushed to the side but it's slowing us down and the travel time of 36 minutess double what it ideally should be. it should take 18 minutes. heading down 476 the pennsylvania turn took, speeds in the teens approaching
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norristown and a sizable wall of traffic on the roosevelt boulevard on up to roberts avenue, the vehicle fire is gone but the jam remains, meanwhile in the southbound side near somer dale, a crash in the inner drive and a broken down vehicle by university has cleared. and mount laurel a crash past 73, it's slow there as well. we'll check it again in the next half hour. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. planned calculated and brutal, that is how police are describing an attack on a backyard cookout in pittsburgh. why president obama is playing host to our neighbors to the north when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back. pet moments are beautiful,
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police in western pennsylvania are looking for two gunmen at a deadly shooting at a backyard party. they are still unsure what prompted them to open fire on the cookout. it happened about 10 miles outside of pittsburgh. police call it calculated. one man used a handgun to force
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people to the house's porch and another shooter shot people in the head. two are still recovering in the hospital. it has been 20 years since the canadian leader made an official visit to the united states until today. >> there is no relationship in the entire world like the canada-u.s. relationship. with that canada's new very popular prime minister justin trudeau marked his stay at the white house. they both shined a light on common ground with issues of trade to climate change. they will host trud oh and his family at a glitzy state dinner. turning to health check now, the head of the cdc says we need to act now to fight the zika virus in puerto rico. the number of cases are doubling every week, and expected to affect thousands of people including pregnant women.
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ali gorman is joining us with the latest. >> reporter: this is concerning. the head of the cdc just rece recently visit the puerto rico and they are on the frontline of the zika virus and it's an uphill battle and many pregnant women there are concerned. the focus is to protect as many pregnant women as possible. it can cause birth desks and temporary paralysis. they say federal government funding is needed now to fund a vaccine and control the population before it spikes. >> the rains are coming and with the rains come mosquito season and with mosquito season comes the risk of explosive spread of zika.
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the type of mosquito that usually carries the zika virus are not in our area but are found in florida and other southern states and some parts of california. also, today people are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to get more exercise, if you try to lose or maintain weight. there is an another simple thing you can do. just pack your lunch. not only will you save money but you'll also save calories. because you have more control over your food. nutritionists recommend the plate rule. one-third of your plate with leafy vegables and then whole grains and you want to bring portable snacks like fruit or yogurt so you have something if are you on the go. it all comes down to planning, if you have healthy food with you you'll eat healthy. or you may hit the vending
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machines and undo the hard work you are putting in. >> yes, i have been my lunch box is this big -- a suitcase. thanks ali. abc news is covering nancy reagan's funeral live tomorrow afternoon and because of that tomorrow's new episode of jen hospital is preempted until monday.
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chopper 6 hd live over gloucester county and there is an money at a national park just a little bit ago a canoe flipped over on the river. and it involved four people and a dog in the canoe. when the boat overturned the people were able to get to a small island and await rescues. the officials have rescued them and everyone is okay. it happened at 4:30 so about 50 minutes ago they were stranded until rescuers were able to get to the island and get them back to some help. there is also rattled nerves after an airplane scare at northeast philadelphia airport today. a beached super king air lost power in one engine on the way
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to carroll county airport in maryland. officials did give it clearance to land and it made it there safely and the faa is now investigating. hot water service is restored to trenton's only hotel. the agency temporarily turned off the water because of overdue bills. the company has not made a tax payment in months. they restored the service after getting a portion of the unpaid balance. and pennsylvania city council is studying going solar. they researched the possibility of solar powered schools, they say putting arrays on schools will create jobs and lessen air pollution and save money. still ahead on "action news" for you, we'll check the
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accuweather forecast. looking live from sky 6 hd showing you the ben franklin bridge, it's a nice thursday evening and tomorrow a little on the cool side and adam joseph has the details in the accuweather five-day when we come right back.
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back here at the "action news" big board. adam joseph has details on the accuweather forecast. >> temperatures will run above average and record warmth today in philadelphia of 82 degrees matching yesterday's temperatures, more normal for mid-june and this summer warmth is going to end tomorrow. but even tomorrow really not a bad day overall. as we look at the present numbers, the wind is coming in in a southerly direction, beach haven only 59 degrees and cape may 64 and 78 in trenton and 78 in allentown and basically every reporting station inland broke those record temperatures with many locations hitting that 80 degree mark, as we look at satellite and radar, we see the area of showers and thunderstorms kind of arcing their way from the gulf of mexico and then through the ohio
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and tennessee valley and the northeast, and high pressure to the south the high is breaking down and will push the front through overnight and that brings showers and the wind shift out of the north tomorrow. a lot of clouds building in quickly and 53 allentown and 60 in dover, and it is a mild overnight. as we track the showers for you on future tracker, they are still to the north of the lehigh valley and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. the showers collapse, at 3:00 in the morning it's light rain, and off the coast in the morning, it's dry and returning sun to the north and south, and lunch time tomorrow, and 50s to the north and west and low 60s to the south and east, over the next 12 to 24 hours, it's dry through the next few hours and they arrive from 11:00 p.m. to the northern and to the south and only a trace to a quarter
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inch with the higher numbers to the north and west. and it's dry for the morning rush hour, your five-day at 5:00 forecast, tomorrow 66 degrees still 15 degree as above average. it's breezy and cooler and still nice, mostly sunny and saturday and 65 and turn the clocks ahead an hour and sunday clouds more in in the morning and showers in the morning and 64 and a cooler rainy day on monday at 58 degrees and then we bounce back to the middle 60s on tuesday and early showers giving way to a peek or two of sun by the end of the day on tuesday. that sun setting on sunday 7:06 p.m., some good things coming our way this week. >> more to come in the next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. a joint effort that breaks up a major heroin dealing operation. and a philadelphia father and son is accused of killing a family member to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in life insurance.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass.
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hello again here is what is happening on "action news" thursday night. a delaware county police officer finds himself on the other side of the law season facing criminal charges and we are telling you what he accused of. and atlantic city's financial future puts up a vote in trenton and an important consumer alert for something you may be serving for dinner tonight. more on a massive recall. delaware county authorities say that a police officer used his position of authority to prey on female prisoners. officer turner is accused of making advances towards three women and the harassment did not stop there. chad pradelli is live now outside of the media courthouse with more. >> turner was hired to protect and serve the people of chester and instead investigators say he used his position to exploit women for sexual gratification.
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>> investigators say that police officer roosevelt turner preyed on female detainees, getting them to show their private parts. >> he would manipulate them to an area where there was not' camera and have the woman expose themselveses to him. jack walen says the crimes began in april and in august the psychiatric tim came forward just hours before turner expotioned himself and pulled out a condom and turner kept in communication with the alleged victims after they were released. we were able to document through social media, he said thank you for an enjoyable time. >> turner is suspended from the force pending a judicial process. >> one officer requested why he was able to have contact with the detainees after the
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allegations surfaces. >> we deal with allegations and motivations to fabricate, we take it seriously but cautiously. >> he was a good officer from everything i had seen. he was a good officer. >> the police commissioner tells us it's his policy to have two police officers supervising detainees, but did not know what happens in the occasions in question. i'm chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. philadelphia detectives released new video today to drum up leads in cobb's creek. you can see from the video that a white jeep pull up and two men get out and open fire and three men were hit. the three victims are recovering from their wounds, if you recognize the suspects or their jeep you are asked to contact
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philadelphia police. from our delaware newsroom tonight, we are learning more about a fiery crash that killed two people overnight in wilmington. the driver was speeding north along newcastle avenue when the wheels hit the median and the driver lost control and spun around and hit a utility pole and burst into flames, the driver and a passenger died at the scene. also, in delaware a major win for law enforcement in the war against drugs, today authorities announced a record breaking heroin bust in dover. authorities arrested darryl swiget on north dupont highway, they found 6400 bags of heroin and $13,000 in cash. this is edward r. kirby and his son edward a. curb kirby
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both face charges for killing a family member to collect money. the older kirby gave his brother george an overdose of methadone pills to kill him after the younger kirby took out life insurance policies, posing as his uncle george. now, to the latest on atlantic city's financial crisis, today a state committee approved two new bills to keep the state running without a state take over but the mayor is vowing to never let that happen. nora muchanic is live in the trenton newsroom with all the details. >> reporter: hi there rick, atlantic city is about $400 million in debt and due to run out of money at the end of the month. the state wants to take over the city's finances but the mayor is
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describing that as one sided surrender. >> mayor don guardian and a bus load of supporters arrived to urge lawmakers to reject the take over of atlantic city finances, we have to give up some duties and authority over the finances. not arguing with that, but they don't have the right to do away with collective bargaining. >> it would strip city government over all of its decision making visibility and be able to break union contracts and restructure debt. marty small says the city cooperated for four years with state fiscal monitors and a manager. but the scope of this takeover is too far reaching. >> if this was any town new jersey where you live you would not be standing for this. you would be screaming and hollering like we are. >> that is how we feel. we are at war against this
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legislation to take away our sovereignty. >> when steve young refused to stop speaking a recess was called and he was escorted out by police and arrested on a disorderly persons charge. and the crowd chanted. the head of local 54 unite that represents 10,000 casino workers says the takeover is necessary to avoid bankruptcy at the end of the month. >> it sends a message to the entire region don't come to atlantic city. >> it passed out of committee and they say they see no other way around. >> we need to fix this now. otherwise, how will you pay employees in a month? >> now, the committee also approved a bill that would allow casinos to make paymentses in lieu of taxes or past tax bills.
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the bill is up for a vote on monday. live in the new jersey newsroom i'm nora muchanic. philadelphia police officers are searching for a home invasion suspect that forced three schools to be locked down in park side. students were kept inside as a precaution. once the suspect was captured the lock down was lifted. in south jersey law enforcement officers from across salem county tested think of skills during an active shooter drill today. it was a mock shooting at the college. they worked together to address the fake threat and high school students played the wounded so officers could practice giving medical treatment. now lets go to matt pellman in the traffic center.
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>> i was thinking, i think everyone has come out of hibernation, a lot of people trying to take to the roads rick and monica and are getting caught in several snarls. on 202 southbound side extra jammed from chester brook to the 30 bypass, vehicle broke down blocking the right lane and just pulled up shortly and now 202 southbound not where you want to be. 30 a better bet, if you are taking the paoli thorndale line, all service is suspended. away from 202 on the eastbound turnpike a slow go to norristown and speeds in the 20s but the crash is pushed off to the shoulder approaching norristown and center city jam packed in both directions along the vine street expressway and the vine will close tonight at sec for construction and in newcastle an accidents investigation is blocking route 9 by eden park
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and 13 is a better bet there. >> thank you. much more to come on "action news" thursday, a major recall involving several popular foods that may be in your freezer now. we'll tell you why nestle is pulling the products. what doug peterson has to say about new quarterback chase daniel. >> and records were broken across the area officially 82 in philadelphia, we'll chat about a cool down and showers that push through overnight in the full accuweather. ♪ the roles you play in life are part of what make you, you.
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we have an important consumer alert to pass along. nearly 3,000 boxes of frozen meals made by nestles are under recall. including degiorno pizzas, and spinach souffle and four kinds of lean cuisine meals. people reported they found glass in the food. it may come from spinach used in the products. to see in your meals are under
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recall visit ducis is here with sports in time for the free agency update. >> i said this yesterday, they will need name tags they brought in so many players. but the backup quarterback position is not a high-profile one but it's an important one, they signed chase daniel, a three year deal for reportedly $31 million. the eagles made it clear today daniel is the backup to sam bradford, don't even start a qb controversy but he promises to prepare as if he is the starter. >> i'm taking every step necessary to lead myself to a position as a starter. there is no doubt i can play at that level in this league. >> having chase daniel who is familiar with the system i'm bringing and having an opportunity to compete and an
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opportunity to be a solid right now, number two. very fortunate. >> rodney mccloud represents a major change to the secondary. and he comes from the rams known as a hard hitter. he is excited to get to know his new teammates one in particular. >> playing with malcolm jenkins, a great player in the lead, a pro bowler, that is one of the reasons i chose here, he has proven himself. >> and they sign nigel bradup, he spend four seasons with the buffalo bills and another player jim schwartz coached in buffalo. those are the additions, it's eagles have made several sub extractions, one of the bigger ones, demarco murray, he was introduced as a tennessee titan today. he wanted out and the birds were
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happy tooblige. >> i am not dreling on last year, i am looking forward to this year starting a new tradition with this team and with this organization. >> why does he always look angry. >> because he is. >> the big east tournament is underway and villanova should be getting a number one seed barring disaster. and early second half, an ankle injury and they call it a sprain, the big man leaves and does not return, they lean on another senior, here is the steel there, and up ahead for josh hart, and he scores 25 points, there were 13 lead changes in the game and loose ball and he cues it himself and how about this confidence in your stroke. the cats win 81-67.
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to the phillies, no one is expected this to be a power hitting team, you but you never know. they host spring training today. first inning franco dials in a two-run homer, franco is batting .350 this spring and 2-0 phils and franco again. two homers in this game and four this spring. this ens in a 6-6 tie. he is ready for the regular season. >> you teaching your sons to play football? >> my wife won't let me. >> thanks ducis. the weekend is almost here and you won't find a better way to wind down than with tgit here on 6 abc. we have all new episodes starting at 8:00. >> we are not here to step on toes doctor. >> are you here to make my patient a guinea pig. >> how about take a step back.
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>> how about 10 steps back through that door because nobody is touching my patient. >> they take their skills to a military hospital tonight to perform a risky surgery will you not everybody at the hospital is happy about it. that is "grey's anatomy" tonight at 8:00. >> are you do for an extra long break. i'm live yeah pope, can you tell us what happened. >> things got out of control. >> in what way? >> i can't believe megan is dead and i need a cigarette like right now. >> olivia and her team take on embattled secret service agents and abbey has her hands full. >> where were you the night emily sinclair was murdered. >> i think you remember. >> except i don't.
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if was the height of fashion at st. joe's fashion show. the show called "in full bloom" is sponsored by the mothers club, it's now in its 60th year. >> they have the whole walk thing going and it looks professional. >> nobody is complaining in the newsroom today about the weather. >> there are a couple of winter lovers, we ignore them. >> la la la -- >> there is changes in the form of a cold front as we look at double scan live radar, a couple of sprinkles towards the poconos, light rain tonight and out of here before that morning
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rush home. as we look at the action cam down at the shore in ventnor, you can see the fishing pier there a few high cirrus clouds, if you live down there or head that way, you know how much cooler it was along the waterfront. as we look at the record breaking highs in and around the area, all of these particular cities were above or at 80 degrees today. 82 in philadelphia and 80 in wilmington and trenton 81 and allentown 80 degree, this is more typical for the middle part of june. as we look at some of the numbers, they backed off a bit but still pleasant. 74 in quakertown and 76 in pottstown opinion kennett square 73 and to the south and east, interior southern new jersey, in the middle 70s and the same for the state of delaware and the wind was off the water and the wind is chilly, the boardwalk 59
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degrees and surf city 58 and toms river it jumps up to 77 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the wind is clockwise, this ring of rain is to the west and the high is breaking down and that allows the front to finally progress from the west to the east. the clouds thicken up quickly and a mild night with low temperatures overall in the mid to upper 50s and showers developing later on as we look at future tracker at midnight. a few showers in lehigh valley and berks county, most of us are dry until midnight and temperatures mild in the mid to upper 60s, you don't see yellows or oranges or reds north of philadelphia and the front quickly sinks to the south by 8:00 tomorrow morning and cloudy across the area and upper 50s to near 60 with sun returning in the lehigh valley and lunch time everyone is hitting the sunshine
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once again and with the northerly wind only 50s north and west 60 to 63 to the south and east. if you take a look at the next 8 to 14 days with the outlook, below normal temperatures over the rockies we'll blow torch the next week to two weeks, but the greatest above normal temperatures over the next two weeks includes philadelphia up into new england, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 66 tomorrow and it's breezy and sunny and feeling a little cooler, and mostly sunny on saturday, and 65 degrees, turn the clocks ahead this weekend and clouds build on sunday with showers late in the day at 64. 58 and cloudy and rainy at times on monday and that rain lingers tuesday morning and we'll try for sun on tuesday and then warmer again upper 60s to near 70 going into st. patrick's day, the normal high this time of
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right now jim gardner be the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. a police officer plus, the philadelphia school
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. thursday night and police arrest four students for the attack of a roman catholic high school student. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a slew of sex charges leveled against a 20-year-old man, bensalem police
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arrested calvin bridges of philadelphia and have charged him with statutory sexual assault and other crimes, his alleged victim, a 14-year-old girl. gray hall is live at bensalem police tonight and gray you have the full story. >> yes, jim. it's an alleged crime that will outrage any parent tonight. the 14-year-old and her family are dealing with this situation and they are thankful that the suspect is off the streets. >> this is one animal off the streets. >> bensalem is talking about 21-year-old calvin bridges, police say he lured a 14-year-old girl into the woods by the neshaminy mall and sexual assaulted her. >> i don't have anything to say. it's overwhelming. >> a 14-year-old girl. >> i didn't know she was 14. >> i


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