tv Action News Weekend 6AM ABC March 12, 2016 6:00am-7:01am EST
is. a pleasant good morning to you, it is 6:00 a.m., saturday, march 12. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." violence breaks out at a rally in chicago and prompts presidential hopeful donald trump to cancel the event. two men are injured in a crash overnight. police believe drunk driving may have caused the crash. new strike for the new jersey rails. it's beautiful morning. chris. >> reporter: temperatures will warm up nicely this afternoon, we have temperatures in the
30s across the outlying suburbs. the sun rises at 6:17. we'll see sunshine to start, but clouds increase throughout the day. 34 in reading. lancaster, 37. wilmington, 40 and dover, 43. a little bit farther to the north. we have temperatures below freezing again. as a canadian high sneaks down to the great lakes, it will get so far before it retreats and we'll see milder conditions next week. 24 degrees in binghamton, new york. buffalo, 30. pits, 34. 50s to the south. satellite and radar, clouds are on the increase today as an upper level storm system out to the west pulls north out of the lonestar state of texas which will see rain during the second half of the weekend. increasing clouds, looking at a high of 62 degrees. 60 degrees by 1:00 p.m.
same number by 3:00. 5:00 p.m., 59. you can see the clouds increasing throughout the afternoon hours. future tracker 6 showing the light rains, shield of rain overspreading the area late in the day on sunday. when i come back in just a few minutes we'll time it out on future tracker we'll see another warmup in the seven-day forecast. a rally for donald trump in chicago was canceled after this right here, punches were thrown as thousands of protesters and trump supporters clashed inside and outside of that facility there. it sparked shouting matches, fights and marches. mary maloney with the details. donald trump has to go. >> reporter: violence erupting before the donald trump chicago rally. we were not going to let a bigot come into my neighborhood. >> reporter: protesters carrying signs and shouting insults. the crowds swelling outside and inside the event.
some getting physical, throwing punches. police line up attempting to keep the peace as some officers try to break up fights. one man after jumping on stage had to be remove as protesters clash with the supporters, the trump campaign postponed the rally. i felt it was safer, i don't want to see anybody get hurt. i think it was the right thing to do under the circumstances. >> reporter: i'm mary maloney reporting. of course, all the candidates are focused on super tuesday. the sequel marco rubio is calling on ohio voters to support his rival john kasich. because trump is threatening to win his home state of florida. winning on tuesday could be close to a knockout blow for touch's competition. ted cruz is closest to trump in the delegate race. on the democratic side, clinton clinton is dominating bernie
sanders in a florida, sanders hope to win in illinois. a woman is in police custody as officers investigate whether she was driving drunk before a crash it happened in north philadelphia. two cars collided ending up on the sidewalk at 11th and cecil b. more. firefighters got two injured men from one of the mangled cars, they are in the hospital and expected to survive. the woman suspected of drunk are driving was not injured. philadelphia police need your help to find the man depicted in the sketch on the screen. he is responsible for binding and sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman after forcing her into the woods in her pennypack park wednesday night. he is described as 250 to 300 pounds. medium to light complex and crooked front teeth and tattoo on his chest.
an agreement has been reached that will nj transit workers on the job. the agreement stops a strike that was threatened by workers 12:01 sunday morning. they were going to walk off the job after a dispute that's been going on for five years, that's when the last contract expired. this new agreement avoids the agency's first strike in 30 years. from our delaware newsroom this morning $100,000 worth of drugs are off the streets after police made a big bust in elsmere. officers showed "action news" this right here, the haul of drugs and guns that were confiscated during a bust yesterday. this includes 3 handguns, shotgun and steroids and 25 pounds of marijuana. police arrested 51-year-old robert johnson in connection with the bust. 20/20 aired a special broadcast on the heroin epidemic in america. there's been a sharp increase in
the number of overdose deaths in the u.s. jeff chirico talked to two local families touched by the heroin epidemic. we're losing a generation here. this is a life long fight. >> reporter: they are on the front line of a war they didn't want to fight, against a drug that's killing thousands of americans every year. i caught him doing it in by bathroom. i just i couldn't believe it could happen to me. >> reporter: bidwell said her son and daughter have been in and out of rehab for years, their addictions started with prescription drugs and escalated to heroin. it's the devil inside them. it's the devil, that's how i look at it. they was responsible, she was working and saved her money. >> reporter: pamela got caught up in drugs and overdosed months after leaving rehab. she was 19.
our death rate is higher than it's ever been. >> reporter: district attorney said more than 100 people died of heroin in delaware county last year. jeff goldberg of any lab test in springfield said he has seen an increase in parents testing hair and finger nails for drug use. it's a starting point to say where do we take this and begin the journey for recovery. on my free time i was finding ways to get high. >> reporter: she reads to her daughter's journal across the region hoping it stops the epidemic before it claims another life. i meant people to know it can happen to anybody. >> reporter: the task force has spoken before 15,000 students across the region not just the dangers of heroin, but the
dangers of prescription drugs. drugs like percocet can hook someone in 72 hours. in media, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." there are many ways to help if you have a loved one suffering from heroin addiction call a drug abuse hot line including the government's national help line 800-622-help. open 24/7, 365. medications like methedone can be cruised. behavior therapy can be youthful for many addicts. there are'ses to help in recovery like support groups such as narcotics anonymous. the federal government has announced $94 million in funding to help fight heroin and prescription opioid abuse. the money will be distributed among 270 health centers nationwide. that includes can $100 million in pennsylvania earmarked for
philadelphia, pottstown and reading. another million in new jersey spread among trenton, camden and egg harbor township. 6:09. is the time if you're just waking up with us. chaka fattah has new lawyers and new request for a federal judge. yesterday his new attorneys requested that a federal judge throw out the charges. they argued that racketeering charges against fattah are unconstitutionally vague. they insist they will not ask for delay and ready for a may 2 trial. new venture, amazon announces it will begin it's own sprint business. plus, snowfall in march. we have pictures of where skiers are enjoying up to 4 feet.
of snow by tomorrow night. california gets one-third of its water supply from the snow pack in the mountains. a bit of good news for the those folks there. >> reporter: they have had a horrific drought for the last decade. it's good to see the rains and snow. for us it's like summer we've had a ton of sunshine. it's been a gorgeous stretch of weather. things will change over the next couple of days, we had highs in the low 80s earlier this week, now we're talking about highs in the low 60s. it will feel cooler. beautiful shot in cape may. sun starts to rise. it officialsly raises at 6:15. we have a couple of minutes there. crystal clear conditions on double scan live. rain comes in tomorrow that will set up a messy period monday, the start of the new workweek.
64 degrees, which is 11 degrees above the seasonal average. we're well above seasonal averages. that will be the trend through the upcoming week, as well. 40 in wilmington, dover, 43. 37 in millville. trenton, 34. 31 in allentown. the poconos freezing mark of 32. salt light and radar, increasing clouds from the south from the virginias to the carolinas you'll see the clouds lower and thicken in advance of this upper level low, which brought tremendous amounts of rain to the missouri valley. they picked up one to two feet of rain. we have are a traffic jam in the weather pattern, a huge area of high pressure sitting off the coast of the carolinas, that brought the weather to the eastern seaboard. it's not moving. all the rains can't move out here, it's been raining here, and we've been enjoying a
tremendous amount of sunshine across the eastern half of the united states. things are starting to change as that high pulls away, it will allow the upper level low swing to the north across the northern tier states and the great lakes. that will bring wet weather into our neck of the woods. future tracker 6, increasing clouds, we'll start out with sunshine, clouds lower and thicken. overnight tonight, cloudy, cloudy tomorrow morning. during the course of the day, we'll see showers developing, the steadiest rain holds off sunday night into monday. if you have plans tomorrow, bring an umbrella to be on the safe side. 62 in philadelphia. reading, allentown, 63. you'll pick up more sun up here. 59 in dover, 58 in atlantic city. cape may, 56. a pleasant day, just a little bit cooler. overnight tonight, cloudy and mild, 48 degrees in philadelphia. 48 in wilmington, reading and allentown, 44.
trenton, 47. cape may, 49. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, another warmup arrives next week. so the cooler day is monday, the only reason why, testers pull back into the 50s, it's going to be raining, winds off the ocean, so cooler. 2 today, 62 tomorrow. monday, 55. tuesday, 65. wednesday, turning warmer, 72. there are forecast models that are warmer than that 72. a couple of showers thursday afternoon, saint patties day, 66. friday, clouds and sun, 62 degrees. another reminder we spring forward tonight, turn the clocks ahead one hour before you go to belt. tomorrow it will be nice the sun will be shining through 7:00, 7:30 in the evening. are you going to be grumpy tomorrow when you come in? don't are grumbly. hundreds of students spent
part of the night at their school in montgomery county. they did it all for a good cause. okay, they danced for 8 hours at abington high school for this mini thon, the students were raising money to fight child cancer. participants are looking to raise $20,000. low, building african-style musc it's the little moments that make the biggest waves.
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>> reporter: welcome back everyone, 6:24 saturday morning, what a gorgeous week this has been across the delaware valley. we've had a traffic jam in the overall weather pattern. area of high pressure set up shop rite here. it was sort of like a mini bermuda high pressure system, similar to the summer months. here's philadelphia right there. we've been enjoying temperatures highs in the 80s couple of times
this week. this high forced everything behind it to back up, tweantd -- it wasn't moving. a tremendous amount of rain fell here, i'm blown away by how much they have seen 15 to 25 inches across the missouri valley. heavy rains across the west coast thanks to the he will el nino. we've been on the good side of this, it brought heavy rain and snow out west. that pattern will start to move again next week and systems will progress nicely across the county. today, increasing clouds, pleasant afternoon. highs around 62. it is now 6:25. in sports, the flyers surge closer to a playoff spot. they play florida tonight. last night the orange and black got a rare win in tampa, here's
ducis rogers. , good morning, last night was another top opponent for the flyers. tampa bay, the flyers have not won there for five years. bernie parent hockey royalties in the house. flyers lead, brayden shenn adds 23rd gold of the season. they are two points out of wild calendar spot. eagles have traded mark is an which he -- mark sanchez to denver. they get a 2017 draft pick. 18 touchdowns along with 15 interceptions. not surprisingly, but bad news for the sixers.
the team said okafor will have minor knee surgery, he is done for the season. covering ton -- covington fans won't like this. he had a neck injury he was taken to the hospital. sixers get 42 points off the bench. 13 points and 11 boards, the sixers snap 13 game win 95-89. >> nova faced providence. they went all out, in the third row. every time the flyers got close, the cats pushed them away. jenkins 21 points, nova up by 14. nova dances to the championship
game, 76-58. st. joe's in action later on today against dayton. that's a look at sports this morning, i'm ducis rogers. you have yourself a terrific weekend. all right, what is more fun on a friday night than a trip to the movies. the youngsters watched a film for free at the 1st district in philadelphia. they would a chance to have their picture taken on the red carpet. we have more coming up on "action news" saturday morning stay with us, we'll see you back here right after the break. your daughter wants to stay organic.
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bad. you'll get a little help from mother nature, sunday night into monday. this has been a beautiful week, temperatures very summer-like. temperatures in the 80s and other areas in the 70s. we'll start out with sunshine and clouds increase throughout the day. we have clear skies overnight and cold front slipping through, that's done a number with the temperatures here. down to 31 in allentown. below freezing, 32 in the poconos. reading, 34. le millville, 37. trenton, 34 degrees. we're down 25 degrees during the same time yesterday in allentown. trenton is 23 degrees cooler. millville, 24. atlantic city at the airport, 26. philadelphia almost 20 degrees colder than 24 hours ago. the front has slipped to the south, it will return in the form of a warm front later next week. it will increase the clouds and chance of a couple of showers,
sunday into monday. it's a quiet day and mild. it will feel cooler because we've had highs in the 80s. 9:00 a.m. temperature, 48. 1:00 p.m., 60s through 5:00 p.m. with an increase in clouds. thank you for the update. 6:32. there will be no strike for nj transit workers after a tentative agreement was reached last night. the workers threatened to walk off the job 12:01 sunday morning. that's because of a dispute that's been going on for five years. the agreement prevents the agency's first strike in 30 years on the atlantic city line or the river link. last night, governor chris christie said he always had faith that a deal would be reached before it came to workers hitting the picket line. i never felt we were in danger of a strike or lockout. i felt like everyone was showing good faith. and you could tell, i've been in
enough negotiations in my life, you can tell when people are spoiling for a fight. neither side was spoiling for a fight. christy said there will be no consults in serve e service and no fare hikes until 2017. tensions between supporters and opponents of donald trump reaching a boiling point in chicago last night. the republican frontrunner was forced to cancel an event because of security conditioners. supporters and protesters packed into the arena at the university of illinois. it got heated. violent scuffles broke out on the stage. protesters say they were there to stop trump from speaking. he came to a place that is next to a heavily mexican american community we were not going to let a bigot come into my neighborhood.
trump said he does not want to condone violence, he called it off, because he doesn't want to see people hurt or worse. my tone is not that of causing violence. my basic tone is securing our borders and having a country and great county bringing our jobs back and manufacturing back. we know police arrested five people, also a police officer had to be taken to the hospital after being hit in the head with a bottle. the chaos comes as trump calls for the republican party to unite. democrat hillary clinton has apologized for a comment praising late first lady nancy reagan. clinton said mrs. reagan started a national conversation about aids in the 1980s. aids activeists said they struggling for years how to combat the aids epidemic.
clinton said she misspoke. bernie sanders campaigned in illinois a state vogue on tuesday. voting on tuesday. he released three television commercials in illinois on friday. marco rubio's campaign is on the line if he does not win his home state of florida. the sunshine state arena ohio are winner take-all states. voters hit the polls in i in illinois, missouri and north carolina. 6 states across the deep south are under flood watches and warnings. 24 inches of rain has already fallen in some areas. it's still coming down, marries gonzalez -- marcy gonzalez with
the latest. flood watches and warnings caused by days of relentless rains. the unprecedented rapid rise in water forced emergency evacuations. the national guard rescuing 3500 families from homes using blackhawk helicopter to save drivers from submerged streets. in louisiana, the governor declaring a state of emergency. this is a statewide event, i have to imagine when we add up the damages it will be in the millions of dollars. >> reporter: the same in mississippi. the last time we had waters this high was in 2008 this is an epidemic proportion amount of water. , the historic flooding in the south claiming several lives and destroying livelihood. emotionally a mess. it will be okay.
>> reporter: the risk still isn't over. can't do nothing about it. pray and hope we don't get any more hard rain. >> reporter: the same areas are expecting more rough weather at least through saturday morning with half a foot more rain in the forecast from new orleans to jackson, mississippi. abc news new york. tough time for the folks in the south. a former college football player in berks county has entered a guilty plea in the stabbing of a teammate. marcus stewart stabbed a freshman player in the ribs with a cork screw. he will be in jail for several months and also on house arrest. honoring kyra mccullum who
graduated from princeton university. they ran a nonprofit organization, the birthday book project. contributions can be made to the nonprofit for charity of choice. she died last month after an accident on route 55 in pits grove, township. former first lady, nancy reagan was laid to rest next to her beloved husband ronald reagan on at the reagan library yesterday. her life was celebrated by 1,000 people, former first ladies and michelle obama. her son said there would be no president reagan without nancy and her forceful personality was described by her daughter patty. as her own health declined heavies dmanlt -- adamant -- as her own health declined she was
adamant about being reunited with my father on the other side. nancy reagan died last sunday. she was 94 years old. 6abc.com we have posted videos of nancy reagan's family and friends and dignitaries who offered memories of the former first lady. you can see the collection of photos from her funeral service. there's much more to come on saturday morning edition of "action news." singing her way down the aisle. kiera is officially off the market guys. california experiences torrential rainfall in the area. meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, "action news" saturday morning, comes back in just a moment.
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saturday morning, in southern california nearly a dozen power lines snapped in half during a storm that rolled through riverside. thousands losing power because of this. a micro burst may be responsible. they are similar to tornado without the tornados' rotation. you have to look at this, a close call, a mudslide almost push ago dump truck down the hillside, guardrails saved the
truck from drive driving off the road there. >> reporter: it's proof it does rain in southern california. i can't remember the name of the group that sings that song. google that, i'll be back in a minute. tony, tony, tony thank you to our lovely producer. >> reporter: the platt bridge, mainly clear conditions, temperatures are much colder than where we've been over the last several days. highs in the 80s, couple of times we topped out at 75. this morning we're down in the 30s across the large portion of the area. you'll need something heavier though,, but temperatures climb into the 60 this afternoon. dewpoint, 25. pressure is holding steady.
winds out of the northwest at 6 miles per hour. we have a windchill, yes a windchill, 36 degrees. earlier this week i was ready to turn on the air-conditioning now you need the heater again. 82 wednesday, 82 thursday, both were records by a long shot. yesterday, 69 degrees. allentown, 31. sitting at freeze in the poconos, 32. -- sitting at freezing in the poconos, 32 degrees. trenton 37 just about 40s for everybody else. we'll see an increase in clouds from a southern system. that cloud line will shift north during the day and bring us rain sunday night into monday. tremendous amount for the missouri valley, the tennessee valley. there's been over 20 inches of rain reported in some of the areas here. this system continues to sit and spin and spin and spin across the lonestar state of texas because of an area of high
pressure right here. a heat pump here, similar to a bermuda high pressure system. it decided to plant itself off the other than seaboard not allowing the low to morvel -- move out. temperature-wise it's been nice and mild. you can see the cooler stuff up to the north. chicago will take 36 degrees for this time of the year. bismarck, 35. you can see the 60s regrouping to the south. that pulls north, remember, how the in through here, you get across the central portion of the united states, they are an hour behind, 5:45, they are seeing temperatures in the low to mid 60s, that warmup moves this way into next week. it's a quiet day, increasing clouds. the upper level low lifts to the north, winds shift to the east, lots of clouds expected sunday. maybe a pop-up shower or two during the day.
overnight tonight, mainly cloudy there could be a spritz or sprinkle most of us us stay dry, tomorrow morning is dry. tomorrow afternoon, nothing heavy, the heavier stuff holds off until tomorrow night. today, mild, 62 degrees. tomorrow, mild, 62 degrees, mild overnight tonight, 42 degrees suburbs, 48 in center city. we'll go 55 degrees monday, coming off 62 today and tomorrow. tuesday we start to rebound again, clouds and sun, 65. 70s return wednesday. 72 degrees with a decent amount of sunshine. 66 for saint st. patty's day. 62 on friday.
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after a terrible car accident. her capture is a dooms day survivalist and says he saved her and a worldwide chemical attack has left the earth uninhabitable. the young messiah is a biblical drama what depicts the year in the child of jesus. who are you? you saved me once before. it was you. you were at bethlehem. the film is based on on the novel christ the lord and anne rice. it follows a 7-year-old jesus as he and his family return home to naz arithmetic from egypt to discover the truth about his birth and whose and his purpose in life.
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>> reporter: welcome back everyone, 6:55, saturday morning, a huge traffic jam in the weather pattern across the lower 48. most of the time the weather moves west to east across the country. but the jet stream or main steering mechanism has been to the north. we're seeing a parade of storms batter the west coast and they pull north across the northern tier states and don't push into the delaware valley. one of the systems we've been dealing with over the last couple of days an upper level low spinning across the lonestar state of texas which brought rain to the missouri valley and gulf coast states. we've been enjoying an area of high pressure, sort of like a bermuda high pressure system, heat pump high which brought sunshine and the temperatures in the 80s.
they've been getting the rain here, they picked up 26 inches in louisiana. pine blufer arkansas -- pine bluff arkansas, 7.8. the good news that system pulls out. it will move in here sunday night into monday in the form of showers. increasing clouds, very pleasant afternoon, very quiet out there, 62. 6:56 do you have your eye on an kitchen island but don't want to spend thousands of dollars. the designers at the live well network show knock it off, shows you how to create one for 50 bucks. >> reporter: new cabinets are the most expensive kitchen renovation setting you back ten grand. we have an affordable alternative for you. we're going to take your
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a rally in chicago chicago that prompts presidential hopeful donald trump to cancel the event. two men are injured in a crash that happened overnight. police suspected drunk driving may have led to the collision. no strike for nj transit workers a deal has been reached that will prempt a -- prevent a monday morning commuter meltdown. let's go outside to chris