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delaware county. he was arrested at the va hospital four hours after deadly incident. this is gulf veteran steven simminger of blackwood, new jersey. here he is in the city prison tonight charged with murder. the killing occurred in rittenhouse square around 3 a.m. sunday. this man, 24-year-old collin mcgovern of churchville bucks county was stabbed to death during a dispute with so manier? police say mcgovern and three friends two females got out of a taxi at 18th and rittenhouse looking for a hotel room for the night. as simminger passed by mcgovern police say made a comment about the hat simminger was wearing with a new jersey devils logo. >> the suspect and the two males are in each other's faces. you can see exchanging angry words. with that the fists start swinging they go to the ground. at that point the suspect pull out a knife and stabs him several time. >> reporter: there are lots of surveillance cameras in rittenhouse square. the confrontation police say ended up with mcgovern on top of simminger. >> the decedent is actually on
top of the suspect and he stabs him a couple times from underneath him and then he gets up and walks away and he collapses. >> reporter: there is shock and disbelief in mcgovern's neighborhood. a spokesman for his parents had this reaction to the emerging story. >> it doesn't sound like collin. i know the kid my whole life so -- >> reporter: shocking. >> yeah, shocking, absolutely. >> reporter: rick, suspect simminger remains in there city jail tonight. he's charged with murder so there is no bail. live at police headquarters in center city, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right vernon thank you. police are still investigating a drug deal that ended in a slashing in center city. happened around 6 o'clock last night on the 1300 block of arch street. police say a man and a teenager had just traded drugs for cash when the prospective buyer asked for his money back. the man walked away and after a confrontation gave the
teenager his money back. that's when two other men jumped the drug seller. the seller produced a knife and slashed two of men, one in the nose and one in the hand. both were treated and released from the hospital. >> accuweather says we are in for a rollercoaster week of weather across the delaware valley. the action cam caught plenty of umbrellas up and out today in university city. it was damp and windy all day but a warmer turn is in our future and meteorologist cecily tynan at the big board with our first look at the forecast. hi seals. >> hi monica. temperatures should rebound to 70. heavier steadier lane there rolled through this morning that's pushed over new england but we still have low pressure to the south. so what that's doing is bringing that easterly flow. although we don't have any organized rain it's damp its dreary and a wide are view on double scan showing the next piece of energy across the ohio valley, that will fly to our south during the day so that keeps us with some cool air and brings us a chance of a few more showers especially early in the day.
but temperatures right now hard to believe just a few days ago we were in the 80's with that wind out of the east-northeast it's only 46 degrees in philadelphia. you can see those stream lines there, that's that low pressure that will continue to pull away as we head through the overnight hours. so, this is what to expect tonight. temperatures essentially holding steady. we will see some areas of drizzle. no heavy rain with a cool wind out of the northeast and a patchy fog could develop overnight. i'll talk more about the rollercoaster temperatures and the possibility of a touch of snow on the first day of spring. >> touch of snow. >> believe it or not. >> what? >> details in the accuweather forecast, rick. blame mother nature not me. >> okay. your daughter nature. thanks cecily. we'll talk again soon. philadelphia police released new surveillance video showing the suspect who stole a minivan with a baby inside. the incident happened this morning outside of a corner store at 49th and walnut in north philadelphia. officials say the father of the four month old left his minivan running with the child
inside and went into the store. surveillance video shows the young male in the store wearing a camouflage vest, he then leaves the store jumps into the van and drives off. the suspect later dropped the baby off on a street in germantown. fortunately the child was not hurt. police are looking for the suspect and that 2013 white town and country minivan with pennsylvania tags read jmx6013. >> friends, family and fellow officers said their final farewells today to a new jersey state trooper killed in the line of duty. >> ♪ it was a somber final salute inside saint charles borromeo church in cinnaminson today. sean cullen was killed last week on an accident scene on i-295 in west deptford when he was hit by a car. today law remembered for his dedication and his heart. >> sean i'll never forget him. you know, he may be gone but clearly not forgotten and he was one of those guys that
always got the job done and always made me laugh. >> police from as far as california and colorado traveled to south jersey today to pay their respects. cullen was 31 years old. he leaves behind fiancée who is pregnant and an infant son. >> friends and family remembering the maryland police officer and delaware county native who was shot and killed in suburban washington, d.c. jacai colson grew up in boothwyn and went to chichester high school. officer colson died hours after a shootingout side of a police station in hyattsville less than 10 miles outside of d.c. tonight police say three brothers are in custody for the shooting. "action news" reporter katherine scott has more. >> reporter: before jacai colson was an undercover narcotics officer for prince george's county police, the boothwyn native was the quarterback for chichester high school. a class officer. and a member of their basketball squad. he was killed sunday in what authorities are calling an unprovoked attack just a few days shy of his 29th birthday.
>> my heart just breaking for his family. >> reporter: chichester school board president ruth ann viaco has known colson's family for years. one son played football with him. >> which was the quarterback, he was liked by everyone. law a camp counselor. he was my youngest son's counselor. >> reporter: colson graduated in 2005 then went on to randolph macon college before later becoming a police officer like his grandfather. >> idolized his grandfather. so, that could have been a big push for him to be a police officer. >> reporter: authorities say around 4:30 yesterday afternoon a gunman opened fire on the first officer he saw outside a police station in hyattsville maryland. that happened to be colson. a gun battle followed with several officers firing back. the suspect was wounded, a second was arrested soon after. colson was pronounced dead at the hospital where fellow law enforcement joined hands in a moment of silence. >> when you hear something
like this it just punches you in the stomach. >> reporter: chichester principal also new colson who would come back to the games from time to time. >> will he a infectious smile. he was always -- whenever you saw him he would smile. >> reporter: colson's family was given a police he is court maryland last night. fellow alumni had been reaching out since the news broke and the school is planning a way to remember their fellow chichester eagle. >> jacai was a leader as a student and obviously a leader as an adult and he will be missed by the entire chichester community. >> reporter: the motive behind this shooting remains under investigation. in boothwyn, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> and david muir will have much more on the investigation in maryland on world news tonight. that's coming up at 6:30 right after "action news" at 6:00. >> a fire in essex county new jersey took the life of three people including two children and there's still no word what sparked it. there is not much left of the home here in the town of
orange. family members say a two-year-old and a nine-year-old were killed along with their uncle. it took firefighters an hour to knock that fire out and part of the home as you see collapsed. the exact identities of the victims has not yet been released. >> a referendum expanding new jersey's casino industry is one step closer to the november ballot. this afternoon the state senate passed a bill putting the question up to a vote. if the assembly approves the bill by a wide enough margin, voters will decide whether or not to expand casino gambling to north jersey. the vote comes as state officials release new numbers from atlantic city showing casinos there saw a 15 percent spike. six of the eight casinos were up over a year. they're led by the borgata at a up 29 percent. >> a woman convicted for her role in an attack on a gay couple in center city lost her bid for a lighter sentence last december katherine knott was sentenced to five to 10 months in jail for her role in the beating.
her attorney called the sentence. a motion to reconsider her sentence was denied. >> time for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> let's go thrive autumn marisa and see what's rolling out there. she's in for matt pelman. >> hi, autumn. >> 95 with the conditions of the roads this afternoon this is our first accident we're seen the cameras right now. this is 95 southbound at academy. happened in the middle of the road. they had to shut down very briefly 95 and moved half of the accident on the left-hand side. you can see the police cars there and then half of it lined me onto the right side of the road so it's very new. they're still waiting for police to arrive on the scene. we have one there but penndot's not even there yet and again the cars moving very slowly. but our bigger delays in the northbound lanes taking about 19 minutes to go from woodhaven to the vine but in those northbound lanes taking about 30 minutes to go from the vine to woodhaven right now. speeds in the region looking pretty normal for a monday afternoon. we're in the low teens dropping down into single
digits on some of our roadways. you can see out there 12 miles per hour on the schuylkill expressway eastbound as you make your way up to 95. we'll keep a eye on things and we'll bring you an update the in the next half hour. back to you rick and monica. >> thank you autumn. >> sounds good. >> much more still ahead we're getting new details about that deadly train derailment in kansas. the potential track damage officials are now taking a close look at this evening. >> and coming up in sports a big selection sunday for the delaware valleyly the preparations are under way for villanova, temple and saint joe's before the big dance when "action news comes right back.
>> at least 32 people were hurt this morning when a an a.m. strak train headed from los angeles to chicago derailed in kansas. happened moments after an engineer notice add significant end in a rail and applied the emergency brakes. there were 131 passengers on board at the time. eight cars derailed, four of them ending up on their sides. investigators say they're looking into whether or not a car crash damaged the track before the train derailed. >> ♪ >> turning now to the race for the white house. the polls opening in five crucial states in less than 24 hours. candidates called on some big names trying to help them on the campaign trail today. >> the republican front, frontrunner donald trump appeared with new jersey governor chris christie in north carolina today.
presidential candidate sarah palin also campaigned for trump in florida. palin canceled a later event after her husband was seriously hurt in a snow mobile crash. >> both hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders also hit the campaign trail hard today. clinton leading in polls in four of the five states and we'll have more on today's developments in the race for the white house coming up at 5:30. >> turning to health check now, springing the clock forward this weekend can lead to more problems than just feeling tired. doctors say for some people it can can increase the risk for stroke. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board to explain that. >> a recent study looked at the risk of stroke before and after the time change. it found for people already at risk for stroke that risk goes up slightly for the two days following daylight saving. and this is not intended to scare anyone but it's important to know your risk for stroke. risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and inactive lifestyle and
also irregular sleep. signs of stroke include balance problems, slurring speech, facial grouping and one sided weakness in an arm or leg. even if you're not sure it's a stroke it's best to get checked out right away because every second counts. >> you lose about 2 million neurons per minute. so that's why it's so important that if you have exhibit -- exhibit any of these signs or symptoms of stroke it's important to call someone right away and get the evaluation done. >> and to help reduce your risk for stroke, try eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of sleep for adults there means seven to nine hours per night. the body mass index or bmi report card used at some schools to reduce childhood obesity may not be having much of an impact. researchers followed more than 400,000 girls who received the report cards. they found even those labeled as overweight did not make changes from year to year. the authors say without more intervention the report cards
don't do much to help. and finally today, we know many people depend on siri and other smartphone assistants but new research shows in case of a personal emergency, these assistants aren't very dependable. the research looked at four different systems and how they respond to emergencies sump as depression and suicide. domestic violence and mental and physical health crisis. now, many of the systems did not respond to these emergencies appropriately. some like siri do link people to the national suicide prevention hotline. but many were found to be lacking empathy. in case of an emergency, it is better to call 911 and talk to an actual human being. >> okay. >> rick and monica. >> thank you. >> thank you ali. much more still to come on "action news" monday night, why the leaders of several major u.s. cities are now taking aim at the t.s.a. plus,... >> special demonstration that
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levels across the country as the busy spring travel season kicks into full swing. last month officials in atlanta georgia blamed the agency for long lines. officials in seattle washington climbed in warning passengers on line that t.s.a. staffing is not keeping up with passenger volume. >> the former editor of the web site gawker testified today in the hulk hogan sex tape trial. he was the first witness called for the defense in the case. the prosecution has painted him as carrying out an editorial mission that would do anything for web traffic. hogan is suing gawker after the web site posted video showing him having sex with his then best friend's wife. hogan claims he didn't know he was being filmed at the time. >> future paramedics started training today in new castle delaware, 17 recruits were chosen from 600 applicants to start the new paramedic academy. they'll have two weeks of learning policies and procedures then their emergency training begins for a year. they will be deployed by the summer of 2017 as fully
certified paramedics. good luck everybody. >> uh-huh. >> things were looking up at delaware technical community college today thanks to a special demonstration on drones. various drone flying ability in this gym on campus part of a special program on the future of drone technology in delaware and this indoor demonstration was the highlight. various speakers from the business community also talked about the impact drones will eventually have on commerce and consumerism. >> fascinating to watch. still to come on "action news at 5:00 we'll check the accuweather forecast. >> sky6 hd showing you -- well, we were -- >> there it is. >> this is the center city skyline. meteorologist cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather fiche day forecast whe -- five y forecast when we come right back.
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sincerely, alex payne. >> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board tonight. >> that's right, meteorologist cecily tynan here with the fork. going to be a mixed week. >> exactly. today is really the gloomiest day of the week. rick and monica i know you want to see the commodore barry bridge. we're trying to show it to you on sky6. can't really see it too well with all the water droplets on the lens. this captures the flavor of the day. we had the steadier rain early this morning. double scan live showing now we don't really have any organized rain but we've got that light drizzle out there. we've got ther got that fine mi.
rainfall totals the past 24 hours showing that philadelphia got a pretty good soaking, more than an inch of rain allentown about a third of an inch, trenton .85, wilmington .88 and atlantic city more than an inch and a quarter of rain and temperatures definitely on the cool side. we hit 50 degrees earlier today but now with the winds generally out of the northeast you can see the winds off the ocean really cooling things off. 46 degrees in philadelphia, allentown 43, cape may 49, wilmington 46 and trenton 45 degrees. and this is quite a change from the past week. we had seven days in a row of above normal temperatures including two days of record warmth. temperatures in the 80's. today, though, we've dropped down below normal but march so far has been relatively warm. temperatures running more than eight and a half degrees above average and we will be warming up a little bit the next two days. satellite6 along with action radar showing that next system will be dealing with is across
the ohio valley. that will be sliding to our south tomorrow, so that will bring us some more clouds. temperatures generally in the low 60's with a possibility of a few showers but nothing like today. so, tonight, cloudy and damp with areas of drizzle. no heavy rain. and again, temperatures essentially holding steady in the low to mid 40's. future tracker showing you wake up tomorrow morning, plenty of clouds, not a lot of rain, though, and as we head through the day we could have a few showers early in the afternoon around 1 o'clock. doesn't look all that widespread and then later in the afternoon we see some brightening of the skies, temperatures in the low 60's. wednesday should manage to make it up to about 70 degrees but it will come with a lot of clouds and fog and some showers. so, the five day forecast showing it is going to be an unsettled week. tomorrow warmer, 62 degrees, possibility of a spotty shower. on wednesday, a warm front gradually moves north of our region. that means fog in the morning, a few afternoon showers late in the day could get some brightening of the sky. the temperature up to 70 degrees.
but then we begin to cool off. friday 57, saturday finally mostly sunny skies. 52 degrees. but sunday the first day of spring looking at rain with app possibility of some wet snow believe it or not. adam will talk more about that in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> we don't want to back up. >> i want 80 degrees the rest of the year. >> right. >> we're putting our order in now. >> i think it's an april fool's joke. >> maybe. much nor come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. one wrong move sends this septa bus straight into a local business. we'll tell was authorities say really happened. plus the search is on for an impatient thief who targeted a philadelphia gas station and it was all caught on surveillance video. >> three local college basketball teams headed to march madness. ducis rodgers has more as villanova temple and saint joe's get ready to dance. much more when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies.
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crucial primaries. we'll break down where all the candidates stand before voters led to the polls. and could pennsylvania be one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana? what governor tom wolf told house members today. and villanova, temple and saint joe's are all heading to the ncaa tournament. ducis rodgers has more on who each team will meet in the first round. >> now to the 2016 presidential race. it was a wild weekend of hard campaigning for both republicans and democrats ahead of tomorrow's pivotal day. now candidates on both sides slammed donald trump after several of his rallies turned violent. >> people say, well, is there violence? there's no violence. these are love fests and every once in a while -- >> donald trump told new jersey governor chris christie and the crowd that he's not the cause of these violent encounters. senators ted cruz and marco rubio continued their assaults on the frontrunner. >> the way to beat donald trump is beat him at the ballot box which is what we have been doing. >> i'm also not excusing the fact that you have a leading
contender for president telling people in his audience go ahead and punch someone in the face i'll pay your legal bills. >> democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders took aim at the gop frontrunner. >> trump has got to get on the tv and tell his supporters that violence in the political process in america is not acceptable end of discussion. >> we have to have a big vote tomorrow that is sending the message that love trumps hate. (applause). >> abc's marci gonzalez live in miami florida tonight one of the two winner take all primaries tomorrow and she has the latest. hi, marci. >> reporter: hi, monica. you mentioned ted cruz's comments. he insists that he can beat donald trump especially in a two-man race which he hopes it will be following tomorrow's make or break contest.
ahead of tomorrow's crucial primaries today a final push for support. >> and i ask you come stand with us. >> reporter: especially in winner take all states ohio and florida. >> we're going to win the 99 delegates here in florida. >> reporter: senator marco rubio focusing on his home state in which he's polling behind gop frontrunner gone trump by more than 20 points. the polls more promisin promisin ohio for governor john kasich. >> i need are support tomorrow. >> reporter: that close contest with the potential to shake up gop frontrunner donald trump's path to the nomination. >> if he wins ohio, he's basically going to be the nominee. if he loses ohio we are going to have an unbelievable time in cleveland because it will be a contested convention. >> reporter: protests today at trump rallies peaceful. >> u.s.a. >> reporter: following clashes over the weekend. >> there's no violence, these are love fests. >> reporter: both democratic
candidates blaming trump. >> he is trafficking in hate and fear. >> donald trump is literally inciting violence with his supporters. >> reporter: as bernie sanders fights for another upset polling behind hillary clinton in all five states holding primaries tomorrow. and he is busy today holding five events in three states. mean mile donald trump is clearly feeling very confident here in florida, canceling an event here this evening to steady hold a rally in ohio. we're live in miami, marci gonzalez channel6 "action news. rick back to you. >> thank you. poll numbers out tonight for the two top prize states in tomorrow's primaries. let's start with the republicans. in ohio a close race between current girlfrien governor john. next ted cruz with
19.2 percent followed by marco rubio with 5.2 percent. and in florida donald trump has widened his lead over the current florida senator rubio 42 percent to 23 percent. ted cruz comes in with 18.9 percent and john kasich has anyone .5 percent. on the democratic side now it's all hill until florida. she leads bernie sanders 61 percent to 31.5 percent. and in ohio, the contest is getting a bit more interesting. clinton still leads sander with nearly -- make that 51 percent to 42 percent of the vote. however, sanders is predicted that he will sneak in a win in ohio like he did in michigan last week. all the poll numbers we've shown you are of course an average of several compiled by real clear politics.com. and voters in five states florida, illinois, missouri, north carolina and ohio will go to the polls tomorrow for the republican and democratic primaries. and abc news and 6abc will follow all of the action. so look far live updates throughout the evening and up
to date information on 6abc.com once the polls close. >> in other news step people suffered minor injuries when a septa bus crashed into a bank in philadelphia's ogontz section. it happened along old york road near nedro avenue. the driver of the route 55 bus somehow lost control and slammed into the front of the bank. seven passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment. no one inside of that bank was hurt. philadelphia's northwest detectives division looking for a masked thief who targeted a sunoco a plus gas station here in east oak lane yesterday morning at the store in the 400 block of west cheltenham avenue. the suspect demanded money from the clerk. once he had a few handfuls of cash the thief walked out. fortunately nobody was hurt. chester police captain alan davis remains in the hospital tonight after being shot during a confrontation with three suspected car thieves. this video obtained exclusively by "action news" shows saturday's deadly shootout.
now, according to police, someone in a car shot at police officers and captain davis was hit twice. one person in the car was killed when officers fired back. another suspect was injured and a third was arrested. >> in other news tonight pennsylvania's poised to join delaware and new jersey in legalizing marijuana. members of the pennsylvania house of representatives are debating the issue this week. senate passed the legislation last may and there are more than 220 amendments to the medical marijuana bill so it could take several days for the issue to go to a vote. the issue of medical marijuana has been debated by pennsylvania lawmakers for years. each time being defeated. today governor tom wolf released a video saying it's time that medical marijuana is declared legal. >> we should not deny doctor recommended treatment that could help people suffering from seizures and cancer patients affected by chemotherapy. >> now, the medical cannabis act would allow a state board to license growers dispensers
and processors. patients would need a written certification from a doctor or nurse confirming they have a qualifying condition and that list includes cancer, epilepsy parkinson's multiple sclerosis aids and chronic pain. monica. >> a call today for stricter gun laws by local families affected by gun violence. bob casey and an expert panel at temple university. the democrat says he changed his views on gun laws after the sandy hook elementary school shooting in newtown connecticut in 2012. >> since sandy hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week for a total of 170 school shootings since newtown. >> senator casey says he's pushing for expanded background can checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and limits on magazine capacity. from our delaware ruse into elsmere police announced a major drug bust and arrest. authorities say a tip call led them to suspect 51-year-old
robert johnson. a search of his home along the unit block of lays sell of a allegedly turned up marijuana steroids and guns worth $100,000. >> all right, too many now for an update on the highways and by ways this evening. >> all right, over to autumn marisa in for matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi autumn. >> hi monica and rick. keeping an eye on the accident on 95 southbound approaching academy. police have just shut down the entire road way as road crews swept debris off to the side of the road. we had fire trucks and ambulance on the scene. they just left and you can see the roadway has reopened but that is still out there so keep that in mind. taking a look at speeds across the region. you can see we're still in the teens on the schuylkill expressway as you make your way eastbound down into the city from the vine street expressway through city avenue right now again a slow go in the westbound lanes as well as the eastbound lanes. a few incidents to tell you about. 295 northbound the off ramp to arena drive which is exit 61 we have an accident to report
there and one more for you out there south philadelphia we have a malfunctioning traffic light at 18th street and oregon avenue. back to you rick and monica. >> thank you autumn. >> thanks autumn. >> still ahead on "action news" they're taking stock across several southern states following days of record rains and widespread flooding. >> in sports, ducis rodgers has march madness. temple, villanova, saint joe's all heading to the big dance. you'll hear from all three teams coming up. adam. >> it lab a very chilly start to the week, just 46 with that raw northeasterly wind with drizzle and this pattern can be hard to break. we'll chat about it in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back. stay with us.
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and world news tonight anchor david muir will have the latest on the investigation coming up at 6:30 on world news tonight. >> we have breaking news from north philadelphia right now. a man shot and can killed was apparently hurt while driving his car in north philadelphia. police say it happened near 26th and toronto street about 4:30. that's where police found the victim behind the wheel of a car that that crashed into a pole. a suspect wearing a red hoodie were you seen running from the area. no word yet on the victim's identity. local church leaders and others are coming together to make changes to their growing poverty problem in philadelphia. members with the opportunities industrialization center or oic of america announced today what they call the poverty summit. oic officials say one in two philadelphians lives at or near the poverty level and 40 percent of the children in the city go to bed hungry every night. the president and ceo of oic says time for change is now.
>> and so we must take steps to come together to find a way to come up solutions for philadelphia poverty. >> for every job. >> there will be two hearings for the public to can come and tell its stories of poverty. the summit will then be held may 19th at the community college of philadelphia and for more information on these events you can log onto our web site at 6abc.com. >> alall right, time to talk a little march madness. ducis here now, three local teams to start rooting for until they start playing each other. >> yes, it could happen. is your bracket filled out. >> not yet. i'm waiting for you. >> no cheating. >> he won one year. >> villanova saint joe's and temple all three are in, all three will play on friday. nova owns the highest seed of the three. the second seeded cats are a, two seed. thal they'll open against unc ashville. jaime apody is live with the cats with more. jamie. >> reporter: hey ducis. this tournament run could not
be more important for villanova. a team with so much promise this year but a team there has to shake that reputation that they can't get past the first weekend. check it out. they held a brief sloot around today. ryan arcidiacono and the seniors for them it's their final shot to make a deep run. they shot around had time in the cold tub. they'll see a unc national squad that steals the ball at a high are rate than all but two other team in there country. nova going to make sure they done steal a game, too. >> any team you play in the tournament is really g they won their conference playing hot, playing good basketball. i think we're just going have to be prepared. anything could happen in the tournament. we know that from first time experience. we can't take anything for granted. >> reporter: jay wright is really happy they got a friday time for the first game so they can hold a full practice tomorrow and then the team is going the meet around 1 o'clock here on wednesday and depart around 1:30 for
brooklyn. live in the lobby of the conley center with the villanova weight wildcats jaime apody channel6 "action news. ducis. >> jamie we'll talk to you next half hour. the possible second round matchup between nova and temple will get a lot of attention but the owls are trying to remain focused on their first game. as the 10 seed they will take on iowa from the big 10. fran dunn free will to sweat it out during the ncaa selection show yesterday. the owls were left out of the tournament a year ago because of that the players planned to soak it all in. >> just enjoy it. every kid who played basketball dreams of being in the ncaa tournament and being in it and being a part of it so just enjoying it. >> the hawks returned home last night as the a10 champs. saint joe's has one of those eight-nine matchups against cincinnati. cincinnati has five wins over top 25 teams this season. the hawks expect a battle. >> i know they're a tough
minded team but we are as well. we didn't really care who we played in the tournament we just know we're going to come in and play our game. we'll probably come out with a win. >> to the ice, the flyers have a huge week a head starting with a home game against detroit tomorrow. they trail the red wings by three points for that final wild card spot in the east. flyers are getting help at the right time. [cheers and applause] that's jake voracek. he was back skating with his teammates this morning for the first time since suffering a lower body injury late last month. voracek is a bit healthier but he has ruled himself out for tomorrow. >> going to get a couple skates in to see how that feels and i'm going to practice with the team first so, you know, it's a no-no tomorrow but hopefully i'm going to get better during the week. >> phillies in baltimore in spring training play. a big day for mikhail franco. he hits two home runs. it's the second time this
spring he's done that. this one levers the stadium. it's not enough though. the phillies lose eight-seven. he had six home runs already this spring. >> wow. >> batting .367. hopefully he stays hot. >> there you go. >> sounds good. thanks ducis. >> meantime we're going to take a break. more "action news" coming your way right after this. >> ♪ i do everything on the internet. but it's kind of slow. my friends said i should get fios because it's the fastest... i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (man) we're out of 2%. i wonder what else could be better around here? (man) i heard that. now get our best offer ever. super fast 100 meg internet, plus tv & phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. 100 meg speeds at a price this good? fios can do that. cable just can't. switch to better. switch to fios
>> record setting floods in louisiana boats were needed to get to safety. debris can be seen flowing around the area for days as flood waters expected to stick around through the end of the week. louisiana's governor took a helicopter ride to survey the damage. federal disaster aid declarations has been have been played in several louisiana parishes. >> having a rough time. is some of that rain what we're getting. >> pieces have broken off and moved up our way but significantly weakened as they pass through here. got a good inch of rain in philadelphia the last few hours but waterways can handle it at least around here. as we look at double scan live radar those morning showers that were heavier and steadier pushed well to the north and east but the low clouds, some fog, low visibility and some drizzle definitely hanging on. and the action cam was down in university city. you can see the umbrellas getting a workout and almost have to walk with that
umbrella sideways with some of that wind whipped northeasterly rains earlier today and again that persistent drizzle just made it feel even more miserable this afternoon. as we look at the high in philadelphia, just after the lunchtime hour of noon, we lit that high of 50 degrees, so even as cool as it felt today, it was pretty typical near our normal of 52 degrees. the low has been the present temperature in the last hour 3:59 of 46 degrees and that's well above the normal of 34 and there's that sun setting at 7:07. now numbers aren't going to drop all that much overnight tonight. they'll pretty much hold steady into that 44, 46-degree range. a lill little cooler to the norh in tan verseville at 39. right around 45, 46 degrees every now and then you see a 48 like glassboro and smyrna and up to the northeast of philadelphia browns mills at 43. in new england they're dealing with a little snow. it's cold enough up there in central and northern new
england, some of the ski resorts holding onto winter with a little bit of fresh wet snow but as you look to the south and west clouds break up briefly before the next system developing in the ohio and tennessee valley and this low bringing severe weather in parts of the ohio valley will sink to our south here tomorrow and a lot of that will fall apart so we're not looking at any heavy rain to move in late tonight or tuesday. so for tonight cloudy damp areas of drizzle with temperatures staying steady with that northeasterly wind six to 12 miles an hour. your day planner for tomorrow, it is mostly cloudy and there could be a couple of showers around around the lunchtime hour especially south of philadelphia and by the end of the day, maybe getting some brightening to the sky or peaks of sun before sunset after 5 o'clock with temperatures topping off at 62 in the city of philadelphia, staying right around 59 for allentown and trenton. so, turning warmer tomorrow despite we're not going to see a lot of sunshine, 60 in dover and 58 in cape may.
the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 62 tomorrow. again, any brightening to the sky is at the end of the day. then we start with morning fog on wednesday and afternoon shower jumping up to 70 degrees. and then for saint patrick's day on thursday and friday pretty similar days. we're back down into the upper 50's for highs, a lot of clouds. it's breezy with a passing shower or two both days and right now the best day of the next seven will be saturday with a normal high of around 52 with wall to wall sunshine and then a pretty sizable system tries to work its way through sunday mainly it's a chilly rain, maybe mixing with a little wet snow up towards the lehigh valley and poconos before a gusty breeze sets in and we dry out monday at 52 degrees. so, no 80's over the next seven days but -- >> not that bad. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and as the rain does move through, 6abc.com/weather is with you every step of the way. you can check back often with storm tracker6 live radar and of course follow all the
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a child abducted in west philadelphia. police located the baby but tonight the search continues for the plan who did it. an accident on the tarmac at philadelphia international airport sends one person to the hospital. >> and a delaware county community comes together to remember a high school student killed in a car crash. we'll have those stories and more coming up next at 6:00 for adam joseph cecily tynan rick williams, the entire "action news" team, i'm monica
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>> ♪ >> monday night accuweather is tracking the rain that's been affecting the region all day. and hundreds gathered today to say goodbye to a new jersey state trooper killed in the line of duty. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the search for a man who stole a pliny van this morninminivan tha baby insides. this is surveillance video of the man inside a west philadelphia store. we can see him walk out the door and approach and then get
into a minivan that had been left running. the van takes off but the car thief apparently doesn't know that there is a baby in the back seat. the baby has since been recovered and that's a story in and of itself. let's go to "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist who is live at southwest detectives. a lot to cover here sarah. how did this all unfold? >> reporter: well, jim, police believe the young suspect may have been on the way to school given the way he was dressed this morning. he apparently saw an opportunity to steal a minivan and took it. seems he had no idea there was an infant in his car seat sitting on the back seat. this is video of the four month old baby boy after he was reunited with his parents this morning. he's fine but this all could have ended very differently. just after 7:30 this morning a young man carrying a red umbrella approached a corner store at 49th and walnut. ahead of him the father of the four month old walked into the store. the child's father had parked his white town and country chrysler minivan aro