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>> ♪ >> reporter: and a crowd of 1,000 guests here to memorialize first lady nancy reagan. >> accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant nancy. >> reporter: family and friends remembering her. >> she really always was on his mind. >> reporter: that love playing a role in the services. former canadian prime minister brian mull ruin knee reading a love lady i love the whole of you, mommy, the fun you and the peewee power house you. >> reporter: the guests including first lady michelle obama hillary clinton and george w. and laura bush former california governor arnold schwarzenegger and maria shriver. there's a long list of celebrity guests from wayne newton and tom celek to gary sinise and even mr. t who became close with mrs. reagan
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during her just say no antidrug campaign. media figures also here including abc's own diane sawyer giving a reading. >> i will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where i am. >> reporter: after the funeral mrs. reagan will be laid to rest next to her late husband in this hillside tomb. daughter patti davis and son ronald reagan began also journalist tom brokaw and president reagan's treasury secretary and chief of staff james baker. lauren lister, channel6 "action news" simi california. >> quite the celebration of life. time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> friday afternoon meteorologist adam joseph is outside with a check of the afternoon and the week. adam looking nice, hm. >> reporter: beautiful out here a lot of sunshine today but we've had that northerly wind that cooled us off from those summer like levels the last couple days. we said goodbye to the 80's but today so far it is still 68 degrees in the last hour. that, again, is a far cry from
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yesterday's 82 but that is still 17 degrees above the normal of 51 degrees. as we look at some of the numbers that have really tumbled, we're 16 degrees cooler this afternoon compared to yesterday in the lehigh valley, 15 degrees cooler in trenton, 14 at the shore. and even the poconos dropping about 13 degrees from yesterday afternoon. we had those early morning showers with that cold front that slipped to the south. that's what brought the cooler winds in from the north. again, some high clouds at times sharing the sky with that sunshine and as we go through the evening hours tonight, we'll have a mixture of stars and clouds, 58 degrees at 7 o'clock, dropping to 54 at 9:00 and then we're back into the upper 40's at 11 o'clock tonight with the low dropping to 41 in the city and 30's in most of the suburbs with mainly a clear sky. so, a winter feeling as we wake up tomorrow morning and those temperatures will continue to drop through the weekend and we're tracking a few showers. we'll have the timing on both in that full accuweather forecast. sharrie.
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>> adam thank you. meantime 6abc.com/weather is like having a state of the art forecasting facility right at your fingertips. from storm tracker6 live radar to constantly updated outlooks, we've got you covered all weekend long. >> in other news it started with a man speeding through the streets of southwest physical and it ended way violent crash. and along the way police say the man behind the wheel left a trail of damage behind. "action news" reporter gray hall is live near 57th and whitby where this ended just a few hours ago. gray. >> reporter: indeed, rick, it was quite the scene out here earlier today. police say a jeep came speeding down this hill behind me then ran right over here into several parked cars. now, folks living in this area they say it was frightening and very loud. >> it look like it come from out of a movie man the way this thing was. this guy was flying. i mean, he might have been doing about 65, 70 miles an hour. >> reporter: rattled neighbors describe a wild scene in southwest philadelphia today. the driver of this jeep lost
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control and leaves behind a mangled metal mess. this green car was hit so hard it is barely recognizable. >> it shook the whole house, though. it was a loud noise, man. i thought it was a war zone out here. >> reporter: the crash happened along 7757 and when it bee avenue. police believe the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. those living near the scene are thankful no one was in the parked cars. the driver was the only person hurt and looking at this aftermath he's lucky he didn't lose his life. >> he should have been hurt bu.that crazy. >> reporter: the extent of the driver's injuries are not clear but those who saw him say he appeared to be delusional and his hand was severely damaged. >> laid on the ground his hand all bloody. started eating his fingers. it was horrible. >> see the guy walking blood on his hand got like a half a hand screaming with me come on walk with me y'all my people's. >> reporter: people living in the neighborhood say speeding drivers are a constant driver. >> this street here cars
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always fly up and down this street but they don't do it in the wind. as soon as it get warm everybody think they superman. >> reporter: back out live everyone in this neighborhood thankful there were no life-threatening injuries. we're still waiting to hear back from police on exactly what led up to this crash. live in southwest philadelphia, gray hall, channel6 "action news." alicia. >> gray, thank you. this afternoon investigators are still piecing together the details of a beau bizarre incident aboard septa bus. it all began when witnesses say they watched as a woman was snatched off the bus attacked and then forced into a a car in the city's crescentville section but that woman is now telling police that she was not abducted and not taken against her will. witnesses say the bus was at pratt and roosevelt boulevard just before 2:00 a.m. when a man tried to stop the bus with his car. when the bus stopped at a red light, witnesses say the man got out of the car, punched the glass where the woman was sitting and yelled at her to
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get off of the bus. the woman did get off. when the bus finally stopped on the 4200 block of the boulevard. >> and at that point the male grabbed the female off of the bus, punched her several times in her head and her face and then forced her into the back seat of the car he was driving. >> officials say they are handling this right now as a domestic kidnapping because they say it appears that the two know each other. now, again, the woman has come forward, they have spoken with her but investigators are still looking for a silver 2001 or 2002 pontiac bonneville with temporary delaware plates. they say so far no leads on tracking him down. sharrie. >> alicia, thanks. police in delaware continued their crackdown on heroin dealers today. they announced another round of busts across the straight. one happened in millsboro sussex county. police say they watched as
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they say them march bailey keyon hopkins carl lazarus and deonte watson completed a drug deal in the river winds mobile home park. investigators say the group had a total of 77 bags of heroin, 31 grams of marijuana and 6 grams of cocaine and more than $1,800 in cash. they are all in jail after failing to post bond. police also made a bust in see ford. they say 38-year-old leondre williams had more than 2700 bags of heroin in his home on north porter street. they also say he had almost $9,000 in cash as well as a stolen gun. he's in jail on $247,000 bond. this makes at least five heroin busts in delaware in the last three days. police say it shows the continuing problem heroin is causing in communities across the state. >> well, the eagles wrapped up a busy week with another deal
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today. this one clears the log jam at quarterback. sports director ducis rodgers is live in the "action news" sports center with deals on the trade. goodbye sanchez. >> hello he there rick williams. yesterday's addition of stanley. the eagles trade sanchez to the denver broncos for a 2017 conditional draft pick. sanchez spent two seasons with the eagles mostly as a backup. he started 10 games over that span going four and six as a starter. sanchez threw 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. those are certainly pedestrian numbers. in denver he joins a super bowl champion team. he will be try to be one of the guys trying to succeed peyton manning as that team's quarterback. eagles will go with sam bradford and chase daniel. they still need to get a number three quarterback. rick and sharrie over to you. >> thank you ducis. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report
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friday afternoon. >> let's go live to autumn marisa in for matt pelman. >> it's a really busy friday afternoon out there. we're going to start on the schuylkill expressway. here are our eastbound lanes as you approach university avenue. we have an accident involving these two vehicles. we had police on the scene. we had fire trucks. we also had an ambulance that just pulled out of the way. you can see still take out the right-hand lane there but the left lane getting by. those eastbound lanes from the blue route to the vine street expressway it's taking you about an hour right now. moving along i'm showing you another incident. this is on the boulevardly these northbound lanes you can see are very slow going and even at a standstill right here. we had an accident at wissahickon as you make your way off of that exit there was a truck that dropped its load so they're there dill genderly trying get that moved off to the side of the road. two lanes are blocked on the right now. we have a left shoulder getting by there. and you can see speeds across the region because of those accidents nice and slow as you make your way down towards philadelphia right now we're in single digits. other parts of the region on the blue route 20 miles per hour there. little closer to king of
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prussia we're out in the teens so really slow go this afternoon for your friday afternoon commute. taking a look at the vine street expressway, that's another one. as you make your way on to the eastbound and westbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway you can see very slow there as well in the westbound lanes of the vine street expressway. and in taking a look at the ben franklin bridge nice and clear. that it's a good shot for you. all area bridges actually looking great. but we'll keep an eye on things and we'll bring you an update in the next half hour. back to you, rick and sharrie. >> autumn thank you. much more still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 the charity founded by jerry sandusky is going out of business. what will happen to the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have on hand. >> plus donald trump picks up an endorsement from a former rival and he makes a controversial comment about the supporter who punched a protestor at one of his rallies. >> it's an item every new parent needs but so many struggle to pay for it. now there's a new plan to make diapers more affordable for millions of americans. how it will work and who is coming together to make it happen. we'll be right back.
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>> ♪ >> former republican presidential candidate ben carson is throwing his support behind donald trump. carson officially endorsed trump at a news conference today in palm beach florida. he said there are two trumps, the one the public cease and the private one who considers things carefully. trump also addressed the arrest of one of his supporters who was caught on tape punching a black protestor at one of his rallies. and despite the fact that the man is now facing charges, trump said his supporter acted appropriately. >> and i thought it was very, very appropriate. he was swinging. he was hitting people. and the audience hit back. >> meanwhile marco rubio's campaign took the unusual step today of urging republicans in ohio to vote for john kasich. polls show trump and kasich running a close one and two in
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a ohio. rubio is a distant fourth there. >> charity founded by former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will dissolve. a judge officially gave the second mile permission to stop operations. sandusky founded the charity in 1977 to work with disadvantaged children. he met several of his abused victims through the organization. second mile officials say sandusky's conviction has made it nearly impossible for the charity to continue. the group $750,000 in assets will now be turned over to the attorney general's office which regulates charts. >> general motors has bought a software company in hopes of getting an edge in the race for driverless cars. gm bought crews automation. the company has been testing driverless vehicles in san francisco. gm did not give a timetable for rolling out an automated car but said it would happen as soon as the company can
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show the vehicles are ready. gm and other automakers have been racing google to hit the market first. now here's a look at today's closing numbers and ending friday with gains across-the-board. the dow above the 17,000 mark ending 218 points up. the nasdaq is up more than 86 points and the s & p 500 is up 32 and .62 points today. the white house is launching a new initiative to make diapers more affordable. the program gives low income families access to diapers up to 25 percent cheaper than what they'd find in the stores. the white house says about one in three families has trouble affording diapers for their babies. and diapers are not covered by federal assistance programs. this new initiative will launch at the end of next movement president obama says online retailer jet.com cuties diapers and several nonprofits are working together to make this all happen.
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>> coming up tonight on 20/20 world news anchor david muir has a special report on the heroin epidemic in this country one he says is not only sweeping the nation but has no bound days. more than 100 americans die every day from drug overdoses. to put that in perspective that's more people than gun shot wounds or car accidents. tonight muir is taking viewers behind the statistics and into the homes of several families that have been directly affected by heroin addiction. he says it's not just happening in big cities like here in philadelphia but also in the suburbs and it's transcending race class and even age. he says the number of young people using heroin is alarming. there's a particular and poignant moment where he talks to some kids at a middle school. >> and i asked a very simple question of that class. i said how many of you have seen the needles heroin needles and nearly the entire class raised their hand. there are communities across this country where needles are found in ball parks on
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playgrounds. >> switched over to heroin. >> he says tonight we will meet those parents who never imagined this addiction would find its way into their homes and affect their children. and you can watch the special breaking point heroin in america tonight at 10:00 on 20/20 right here on 6abc. rick, it is proves to be a very powerful show tonight. i know i'll be watching. >> i think we all will. thank you alicia. we have one other programming note to pass along. today's scheduled episode of general hospital did not air this afternoon because of abc news' coverage of the nancy reagan funeral. so that episode which would have aired today will steady air monday afternoon in its normal spot at 3 o'clock right before "action news" at 4:00. >> all right. we are looking forward to the weekend. time for another check of the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist adam joseph is standing by -- is that snow behind you? who ordered that? >> it is. the skis and snowboard. want to exthen season but i'll tell you we've done some
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damage the last few days. you can see a lot of bear spots on the slope here at bear creek up in berks county. there's a couple of folks there waiting for the lift line but again, really patchy at this point after an extremely warm week. as we take a look at some of the numbers presenterly right now, we're still near 70 degrees in dover as well as wilmington philadelphia and millville. 67 atlantic city airport, 61 in allentown. you can see the direction of those winds now coming in out of the northwest so it's a cooler wind today dropping us from the 80's but these numbers are still pretty exceptional for the beginning of march. there you can see the wind speeds, 14 miles an hour in allentown and reading, 13 in philadelphia, 15 miles an hour in the poconos. as we look at satellite and radar, we had that front come through early today. we had a blend of clouds and sun this afternoon. you see a lot of high clouds streaming down to the south where another low pressure is setting up near new orleans and that will start to push in
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here before that weekend ends. but for tonight t-a lot of stars upstairs and just a few clouds. on the chilly side, though. 34 allentown, 35 in reading, 38 in wilmington, 42 philadelphia. so, the heater hasn't been kicking in the last few nights, it will again tonight. future tracker as we get into the wee hours of the morning of saturday into the afternoon in fact, this is noon 58 philadelphia, 54 allentown, 60 in wilmington with a decent amount of sunshine. high clouds start to filter in tomorrow afternoon but still a very mild day. a little cooler than today, 65 philadelphia, 60 allentown, 63 in wilmington and then as we get into sunday morning, those numbers are still pretty high. 43 allentown, 48 philadelphia, 52 millville, a sprinkle to the south. and then as we get into sunday afternoon that's when we start to see some of those showers coming in from the south and west so it's a dry sunny start to the weekend and then it finishes a little on the wet side and temperatures do tumble each day. as we look at that four day at 4:00 forecast, as we get into the upcoming weekend we will
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note it is sunny but still nice here tomorrow at 65 degrees. and then it's mild with afternoon showers developing on sunday, 66. and remember to turn those clocks ahead here saturday night by one hour and then periods of rain and cooler monday, 54. but then we bounce back into the middle 60's as we get into tuesday with a mixture of sunshine and clouds and we'll let you know where those temperatures go as we head towards saint patrick's day next week and that's your seven-day forecast. >> okay. thank you. >> coming up at 4:30 the latest on the looming strike for new jersey transit. we'll have a live report on the efforts to stop workers from walking off the job this weekend. >> also a massive forest fire continues to burn in south jersey. what firefighters are telling us about their work to stop it from spreading. stay with us. >> and in big talkers today, grab your happy tears tissues. we have a story of a teacher making a very special donation to one of her students. how she's giving the gift of life coming up.
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>> ♪ >> a forest fire is still burning this afternoon in burlington county. chopper6 was over woodland township this morning where the fire was burning across 350 acres at its height. it was centered near the area of baptist road and old tuckerton road. the fire is not threatening any homes. so far there are no reports of any injuries. from our new jersey news room we're still working to learn the names of five people who were shot after an argument in trenton. police say a group of women had some kind of dispute early this morning on oliver avenue. then around 2:30, they say a car pulled up and a man got out of the passenger side and started shooting. the five victims range in age from 22 to 44. three of them are women. they are all expected to survive but police are still looking for the shooter. >> roman catholic high school announced a new scholarship
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today to honor a pennsylvania state trooper who was killed on the job. david kedra graduated from roman in 2006. he died in 2014 at a accidental shooting at a training rage. they established the scholarship in david's honor. the school also held a special mass today to mark the occasion. a high school in southwest philadelphia dedicated three brand new murals today. bartram high school students created at works back in january as part of a project on the martin luther king day of service. the murals represent the front entrance and hallways the auditorium and the classrooms. the students got help from alumni, the philadelphia mural arts program and the res restorative justice guild. >> alt. >> reporter: mante's market
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in doylestown moved into a former car dealership. today they officially cut the ribbon on their new location. in addition to having more space the new location also has a dining area for customers to dig into the store's italian sandwiches. >> nice. >> plenty of them. >> still ahead on "action news at 4:00 it's friday so we have some freebies on tap for you this weekend. >> and the company promising not to use certain chemicals is facing a lot of backlash on line. we'll explain the questions surrounding one of the honest company's most popular products coming up. >> plus,. >> will there be a strike or won't there? right now new jersey transit is still in negotiations with its employs if it doesn't come to an agreement, over a hundred thousand commuters could be stranded on monday. i'm nora muchanic. i'll have a full report coming up next on "action news." >> ♪ ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪
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a restaurant change. we'll explain the controversy ahead in big talkers. >> first at 4:30 negotiations are getting down to the wire. new jersey transit rail workers are poised to walk off the job. if they don't get a contract soon. heading into the weekend, more than a hundred thousand commuters face uncertainty for monday morning. the new jersey correspondent nora muchanic is working the story. she's live at the trenton transit center with the details. hi, nora. >> reporter: hi there, sharrie. monday morning could be an absolute mess if a strike is called. as you say it will leave thousands of people without a way to get to work and people are bracing for what could be commuter chaos. >> i need to get to work on monday. i'm hoping that i'm going to be able to make it to work on monday. >> reporter: new jersey transit riders are worried about what will happen if a strike is called. 4,000 rail workers including engineers conductors mechanics and cleaners could walk out at 12:01 sunday morning unless they come to an agreement on wage increases and healthcare
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costs. they've been working without a contract for five years. >> we have to come to work. we have no other way unless we drive and if you drive you know traffic will be tremendous on that day. >> i go to rutgers new brunswick. >> reporter: so if you can't get the train what would you do. >> that would be a big problem. i would have to figure out another way to get home. >> reporter: new jersey transit is the largest evident statewide public transportation provider with 160,000 weekday riders. >> i commute to philadelphia usually by the train. that would mean i would have to ride the bus and that's going to cost more money and more time. >> perhaps a carpool. so, i hope we don't have to do that. that's -- i'm really hoping that we don't have to go through all this confusion. >> reporter: if a strike does happen the trains will stop but light rail will still run sewn will new jersey transit buses. at the hamilton station workers are unloading big lights in case they're needed and a message board is being tested. buses will run from here to
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the path station in newark if rail workers strike. >> see a show, go out to dinner. >> reporter: these two retirees just got back from a day the in new york. >> we certainly wouldn't have planned this trip if the rail strike were on, that is for sure. >> reporter: rail riders aren't the only ones that will feel the pinch of a strike. late workers and lost time could cost businesses millions of dollars if there is a strike and you're commuting on monday morning expect delays of several hours. live at the trenton transit center, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." rick. >> nora, thank you. "action news" will have coverage on the updates of a possible strike on air and online at 6abc.com. a late afternoon crash in east falls sent four people to the hospital. chopper6 hd was over the scene along route one at ridge avenue just about an hour ago. police say a verizon truck hit a bridge and lost part of its load. that load hit two vehicles injuring the people inside. none of the injuries were said
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to be life-threatening. the crash caused quite a backup as emergency crews worked to clear the scene. a week's long investigation has ended with two drug arrests in new castle county. police charged michael diehl and joshua shorts with various offenses after catching a drug deal in progress. the two newark men allegedly had more than 500 packaged bags of heroin on them. investigators found 10 vials of a liquid controlled substance known as sizzurp and hundreds of dollars in suspected drug money. >> peta is offering a $5,000 reward to find the person who killed a puppy in upper dublin township. on wednesday police in willow grove found the body of a pitbull puppy locked in a metal cage and wrapped in plastic and sealed with tape. a neck crop see found the puppy was seriously under weight and died from suffocation. police are investigating the incident as torture. they have not made any arrests. >> a late morning fire has
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gutted a wilmington row home. firefighters say the blaze started in the basement but smoke was billowing out of the upper levels of the house here on west third street. there's too much damage inside for anyone to live there right now so the red coulds is helping four adults find another place to stay. fortunately no one was hurt and no word yet on what sparked the fire. a fire also tour through a home here in the fern rock section of philadelphia. the action cam was on the scene at around 1:00 a.m. this morning along the 5700 block of north 12th street. the fire broke out on the roof and crews were able to quickly bring it under control. no one was hurt. >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us now. of course the weather has been the talk all week and now we're wondering about the weekend. >> not as nice as during week. >> oh, okay. >> there are changes coming in over the weekend. >> but we're still above. >> still above normal and we'll see sunshine especially on saturday. >> that snow video had me frightened. >> we didn't like that. >> it snows through april here. you never know. center city a few high clouds right now but still mild.
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68 degrees. it's not 80's but it's still 17 degrees above normal with a northerly wind at 13 miles an hour. and speaking of the snow there it is for you rick, throwing it right back at you. at shawnee there's still some snow on some of the slopes there, 50 degrees with winds out of the north-northwest at 15 miles an hour. check on your favorite resort to see if they're still in operation for this upcoming weekend. speaking of the weekend we also lose an hour of sleep. >> boo. >> on a saturday night, that's the night you go out. check your smoke detector batteries on sunday the sun will set at 7:06 despite it's going to be cloudy and rainy at that time. >> you haven't been booed all week have you. >> i haven't. >> he boos me no matter what. >> wait until 5 o'clock i'm really going boo him. >> something else to do. >> that's true. >> adam, thanks. burlington county students are celebrating the fact that music and theater are back
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into their curriculum. >> ♪ >> as part of the reintegration the drama club at delran middle school is putting shrek junior. the performance will be at delran high the 18th through the 20th. the students are getting a chance to learn about the arts thanks to a grant. garden sushi and a chocolate chip spread was on the menu in south jersey. students at the way mouth township school were chefs in the classroom in honor of national nutrition month. it's put on by atlantic care healthy schools. the goal is to show children healthy but fun eating options. >> peanut butter used to be a simple item to check off your grocery list. now with plenty of brands and different kinds of nut butters to choose from the choice is much more difficult.
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monica malpass is in the news room with more. i gets we'll see you in a jiff. >> reporter: there's almond butter cashew butter. the list goes on and on. come can congress up on health check ali gorman breaks down the different types of products available on shelves and which ones you should avoid. putting a spotlight on mental health. we'll explain the campaign that has become a new focus for the duke and duchess of cambridgely we'll have those stories and more coming up in a few minutes on "action news" at 5:00. rick, i'll see you that again. >> thanks monica. today was a perfect day to be outside of course and perhaps planter a tree or maybe several trees around the city. that's the idea behind this organization called tree philly which held an event in rittenhouse square today. various city officials including mayor kenney helped launch this beautification project. now that winter is hopefully behind us tree philly wants to branch out into various neighborhoods providing free yard trees to residents. td bank is sponsoring the program. >> bright road work shows that green season has begun in
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wilmington. mayor dennis williams picked up a painter brush and laid down the ceremonial green stripe on king street. tomorrow floats and bands will march down this route in the irish culture club of delaware's 41st annual saint patrick's day parade. the festivities kick off at noon. >> always fun. still had antidepressant on "action news" this afternoon a mom accused of dropping her eight-year-old son off at a hospital and leaving him there. hear her reasoning coming up. >> and a well known charity for veterans takes action amid reports it miss handled donations. we'll have the latest on the wounded warrior project next. >> also in big talkers a little girl's perfect match found right in her classroom. the incredible story of how her teacher is poised to save her life. >> and meteorologist adam joseph returns with the full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 continues next. >> okay.
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>> gloat another night of heavy rain has made flooding even worse in the south. the high waters are being blamed for at least four deaths and the governor of louisiana has declared a state of emergency. rescuers have been using boats to get down flooded streets and bring neighbors to safety. the national guard is also on hand reaching people who are stranded. in some parts of the state waters are receding but they're also washing out the roads. >> young kids driving across it before it gave way. part of this concrete was all gone. and so it was like a huge waterfall was going down. >> and mother nature isn't done as heavy vein expected to continue through the weekend which means the region will likely not get any relief from the flooding until monday. >> a mother in utah is accused of abandoning her son. she allegedly left the eight-year-old boy at a utah hospital way note saying she did not want him because he's rude. >> basically outlining in that
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note how the child had been uncooperative, you know, trouble. >> i told them that he was out of control and that he needed more help than i could provide for him. i thought that was okay that we could drop him off and it was a safe place. >> state officials say the safe haven law was intended for newborns adding there they have other help for cases like this. that mother is being charged with child abuse and child abandonment. the wounded warriors project has taken action after the organization was criticized for its handling of donations. two executives were fired. the national veterans advocacy group has been challenged over how it spent more than $800 million raised in donations. a report found in 2014 the group spent $26 million on lavish employee conferences. the wounded warrior project says a preliminary financial audit indicates 80 percent of its budget went to vets. >> big talkers now and in
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minneapolis some customers say they were offended even enraged by a photo that was used in the decor at a restaurant called joe's crab shack. take a look. as part of the table display this historic photo shows the hanging of a black man for robbery and murder in 1895. that man is surrounded by a crowd of white people. here's where it gets even harder to look at. there's also a word bubble above the man that was added he's being lynched at the time in this picture. the bubble reads all i said was i didn't like the gumbo. >> felt sick and confused. it was sickening. it was disgusting. >> joe's crab shack released a statement apologizing saying they understand that the photo is offensive but they take this matter very seriously and they have since removed that photo but needless to say it did have a lot of people talking. if you order products from the honest company you'll be
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interested in this story. today actress jessica alba who cofounded the company is lashing out at a report which suggests that their laundry detergent uses an ingredient they promised to avoid. alba's line has promised that's host of household products are free of harsh chemicals but this week the wall street journal said it tested the honest company's laundry detergent at two laboratories and found that it did contain sodium laurel sulfate a nounier fantastic. alba says it does not contain sls but sodium cocoa sulfate an ingredient she calls a gentler alternative. honest is calling the wall street journal wrong and reckless but the paper is standing by its rigorous testing and calls its report accurate and fair. certainly a lot of buzz on that one. finally grab your happy tears tissues and don't say i didn't warn you. we've often heard that teaching is referred to as a calling, a passion job. well, in wisconsin one teacher is going way onto cal beyond thl
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and giving one of her students the gift of life. natasha fuller is a first grade interjodi schmidt's class. she was put on a list last year but was told it could take more than three years to get a match. well, it turns outer her teacher schmidt is a perfect match. and she's going to donate one of her kidneys to the little girl. that's how close they are. >> i see her a as a day she smiles and i smile too and i give her hugs. >> this family flood with this gratitude and little natasha says she cannot wait to swim and finally eat chocolate and you guys go to my facebook page right now -- you guys right during the commercial break, everybody else right now, you have to watch the moment that they tell the little girl's family that they are a match and the teacher presents it in a little box.
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it's amazing. perfect for friday. >> i've already seen. it's the sweetest thing. thank you alicia. >> love it. >> let's get another check of the roads tonight. >> autumn marisa back in for matt pelman with an update on folks trying to get home get that weekend started right. >> that's right, rick and sharrie, it's a slow one out there. we'll start with an accident on the 42 freeway northbound approaching to 95 northbound. taking out the left two lanes there. only one lane getting by over in new jersey. taking a look now at the schuylkill expressway, not much better over here. here are our eastbound lanes heading down to the city. this is at girard avenue. we did have that accident eastbound right at university avenue clear, so the good news is we should start seeing this begin to pick up speed here in a little bit but you can see the delay right now and it's taking 67 minutes to go from the blue route down to the vine street expressway. not looking too bad in those westbound lanes if you're heading out of the city. and our accident at wissahickon avenue on the boulevard has cleared out of the way. rick was mentioning that earlier. that was involving that verizon truck.
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and you can see we're starting to move there albeit very slowly and if you're going southbound making your way to the schuylkill, again another slow ride there as well. speeds across the region around the city nice and slow. we're isn't single digits 9 miles per hour, very slow going on the blue route as well, 13 miles per hour. out towards king of prussia, 23 miles per hour. so, just have a lot of patience, roll down those windows and enjoy that nice weatherly we'll keep an eye on things and bring it back to you in the next half hour. back to you rick and sharrie. >> thanks after tum. >> meteorologist adam joseph he'll be up with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next.
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>> gloat meteorologist adam joseph is back now with a closer look at the weekend. which day would be best for running, saturday or sunday if i were going put on the sneakers. >> does it even matter? you barely walk.
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saturday if you're a runner, tomorrow. >> saturday, okay. >> not sunday. sunday is one of those couch days in the afternoon with some showers. >> taking notes, saturday. >> sunday. >> i'll give you a workout all right. take a look at the action cam which was out and about this friday. it's been feeling like summer most week and it's starting to look like spring outside with many of the daffodils now blossoming as well as the cherry trees and even my magnolia tree in the yard is starting to bud. as we take a look at double scan live radar, the sunshine is still sticking around despite those temperatures have dropped off from the last couple of days and tracking no rain other than the early showers that we saw this morning. 56 right now in tannersville, 63 in spots pottstown, 68 for center city, levittown southern bucks county, 64 degrees. right along the immediate shore still cooler today like the last couple of days with temperatures in the 50's but you don't have to go very far
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inland where you bump back into the 60's with hammonton at 66, bridgeton 68 and a similar temperature in kent county, delaware. as we look at satellite and radar, we have some of those high clouds streaming in from the north and west. there is that little cold front that passed through with those showers early in morning. that's what drove in the northerly wind today and dropped the temperatures but the system down to the south over the gulf coast states will be ejecting itself to the north and east for the second half of the weekend. but for tonight it's mostly clear and much cooler. we're going back into the 30's from most suburbs, 42 degrees for center city and as we take a look at saturday there will be another front to the north. we're going to start with sunshine, some clouds increasing in the afternoon with temperatures still about 14 degrees above average. we drop to around 65 from today's so far 68 degrees and then a warm front starts to arrive as low pressure works its way up into parts of the tennessee valley. that will quickly bring clouds in sunday morning and some afternoon showers with temperatures in the middle
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60's. so, as we look at the sunset, again on sunday, we're going to have our sun setting now at 7:06 after turning those clocks ahead saturday night and then by april 1st, 7:25 p.m. and by may first, that sun setting close to 8:00 p.m., so those sun sets getting longer and longer. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, sunny and still nice here for the beginning of the weekend of 65 degrees. on sunday it's mild with some of those afternoon showers developing and temperatures at 64 and then we drop 10 degrees on monday with periods of rain as that low pressure rides by to our south and then it's breezy and turning warmer on tuesday of 66 degrees. sun and clouds, 19 degrees above average again on wednesday of 72. a lot of clouds. there could be a shower late wednesday into saint patrick's day of 66. and gradually turning cooler at the end of that seven day of 64 degrees. so, tomorrow i'm going to text
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>> ♪ >> it is freebie friday. we're officially heading into saint patrick's day week this sunday it is the philadelphia saint patrick's day parade, one of the oldest in the country bands dancers organizations and more will start at 16th street and j.f.k. and they he will march down the ben franklin parkway to the philadelphia museum of art. it is a great afternoon and it all gets started at noon on sunday. now, how cool is this? through saint patrick's day, which is next thursday, march 17th ancestry.com is offering free access to 10 million irish records. perfect for anyone who wants to know more about their
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family history. we'll show you how to grab that on our web site today. thanks to smithsonian museum day live you can get free admission to seven local museums tomorrow saturday. that includes the african-american museum philadelphia history museum independent sea port museum national museum of american jewish history. we'll get that you list. easter is just a hop away soy tomorrow k-mart stores are offering kids 12 years of age and younger a free pair of easter bunny ears. again, that's happening tomorrow and finally, don't say i didn't tell you, mark your calendars because tuesday march 15th a free cone day at dairy queen. everyone who shows up gets a free vanilla cone and we know that at least one of you, rick, likes ice cream. we all like it, don't we. >> i do. >> me, too. >> i would go he in and disguise myself and go back in. [laughter] >> they know your tricks now. >> that won't work now.
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>> that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for rick williams brian taff alicia vitarelli and adam joseph, i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian, adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> now here's monica with a look at what's coming up tonight at 5:00 hey, monica. >> hi, guys. coming up next at 5:00 celebrating nancy reagan. the final goodbye to their former first lady nearly a week after she passed away in her sleep. plus, a bizarre assault on a septa bus. how a bus window here ended up cracked. why police thought at first they were investigating a kidnapping. and the search is on for a gunman after five people were shot early this morning in trenton. those stories and more coming your way next at 5:00. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies.
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let your eyes decide. flonase changes everything. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> it was a bold early morning attack that caught septa bus riders by surprise. a man trying get the attention of a female rider punched a bus' window so hard it shattered. as the woman got off the bus, that same man was seen hitting her then tossing her into a car. it is friday night and the big story on "action news" is
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that bizarre assault in crescentsville. >> police initially thought the victim was actually kidnapped but hours later she said that is not the case. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live at northeast detectives with the latest on this strange incident. chad. >> reporter: monica police don't know what they have. they don't have a motive for this attack. they say it was caught on a septa bus camera but the woman who showed up here at the 15th district she's not cooperating with police. the septa bus window is that smashed and the nerves of passengers rattled after a bizarre chase this morning. police say a silver pontiac bonneville was following this bus just before 2:00 a.m. a woman on the bus made reference the man in the car was crazy. at one stop. >> the male exited the vehicle when they stepped stopped at a bus stop and she -- the bus driver wouldn't open the door for him so the bus driver continued on. >> reporter: then in the 4200 block of the boulevard the man in the bonneville made his move cutting off the bus and forcing it to stop.

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