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6:00 a.m., sunday march 20. here's what we're working on for you an "action news". a dramatic rescue in delaware home as firefighters fight a fire. plus it is one of the most holy days for christians many take time to celebrate palm sunday. first we turn the page on our calendars for the first day of spring. it will feel like winter. sky6 live hd is looking at the center city skyline. we have a bit of mixed bag with rain and snow, at least we're not looking at a lot of the
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white stuff. meteorologist chris sowers is here with more. >> reporter: thanks goodness, first day of spring you'll need a heavier coat and gloves. sky6 livesky6 livesky6 live hd n atlantic city. we are picking up wet weather in cape may county. temperatures are chilly, 38 degrees right now in philadelphia. 35 in trenton. allentown, 33. poconos, 27 and upper 30s south and east. the numbers are cold for the first day of spring, when we are talking about snow they are mild. this will play a role in the accumulations we'll see overnight tonight. satellite and radar, we had a couple of mixed rain and snow showers pull through yesterday afternoon. now we have clouds and showers to the south, but an area of low pressure will start to reorganize off the virginia capes that will swing to the northeast it will brush the area
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overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. it will throw back a touch of snow before pulling away. a lot of clouds just like yesterday, temperatures in the mid 40s, maybe a rain shower or snow shower later on. 44 degrees by 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m., 45 degrees. 5:00 p.m., 44. the clouds will be thicker and we'll see an increase in showers later on there. here's the system we're watching it will get organized right here and come up the coast. we'll talk about what to expect in your neighborhood, i'll have the snowfall total. get to 6abc.com/weather connect our with meteorologists on facebook and twitter. 6:02 if you're just waking upous, firefighters had to
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rescue a person from a burning home in delaware county. crews used chain saws to gain access through the roof of the home. the upper floor of the three story home were burning when firefighters arrived on the scene. one person was rescued from a third floor room and taken to crozer-chester hospital for treatment. there is no word on a cause. police took a man into custody for allegedly starting a fire in west kensington overnight. firefighters were called to the 3100 block of custer street. police say the man started fire by lighting curtains. a homeless man arrested for allegedly attacking a state supreme court justice near city hall will 0 face a judge in court this week. meanwhile, his mother is talking to "action news." she said maybe this will lead to
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the help that her son needs. >> reporter: this mother opens up about her son's schizophrenia that left his homeless and led to the attack on the supreme court judge friday night. police say he hit kevin dougherty in the face after asking him for money near city hall. the 26-year-old was arrested nearby. a plaque in the home a reminder of a young man's baseball career. he was diagnosed which changed him. we would have him here and try to help him, but he wouldn't follow through with patient care or medications, because he said the medications make him feel like a zombie. >> reporter: living on the streets since october, james
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doesn't recognize his illness, his mother plans to ask the judge to order the mental health help he needs. when he is given the option of leaving, he leaves. >> reporter: james has had two perceives convictions in 2009 and 2010. he faces simple assault and reckless endangerment charges for the most recent attack. jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." veterinarians areevaluatina home in holmesburg. 15 small dogs and two cats were taken away from the p spca, it is not clear if the homeowner faces any charges. donald trump's tough talk on immigration was met with
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protests this weekend. protesters gathered for the event for the republican frontrunner in arizona. a protester wearing a kkk hood sparked a fight during donald trump's rally arizona. the other guy is wearing a ku klux klan outfit. these are bad people. >> reporter: protesters blocking the main road chaining themselves to cars. in new york, thousands clashed with trump supporters outside trump tower. the frontrunner predicts elwin the republican presidential nomination. you know the expression to be the future of the republican party you have to go through trump, right? >> reporter: ted cruz is trying to put the brakes on the trump bandwagon now that the
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republican establishment is barking him. we should appeal to the values that unify us and bring us together. >> reporter: john caseic still in the race disagrees. on the democratic side bernie sanders dismissing any talk of the democrats unite behind hillary clinton. -- uniting behind hillary clinton. states like california, oregon, washington state, they have not yet cast a vote. >> reporter: vermont senator continuing his campaign in phoenix saturday night. elizabeth hur, new york. hillary clinton will speak to the american israel public affairs committee, the nation's largest pro israel lobbing group. donald trump and john kasich will attend. primaries in pennsylvania and delaware are not until
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tuesday april 26th. new jersey voters go to the polls later on june 7. the time 6:08. happening today, villanova and st. joe's will try to advance in the tournament. if they advance they head to the sweet 16. nova faces off against iowa and st. joe's takes oregon tonight. today is palm sunday it marks holy week as the holy day on the christian calender. palm sunday services represent the triumphant entry of jesus into jury room two thousand years ago. christians this week will remember the sacrifice by jesus including his last supper following by good friday. holy weekend end next sunday on easter, the day christians celebrate the resurrection of
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juices christ from the dead. hundreds of catholic high school stay students took part e palm sunday celebration. they carried the wood cross more than 3 miles. this is the 17th diocese of wilmington youth pilgrimage. they say breyer prayer and stop for mass at four catholic churches. someone broke into the riply's museum in new york. we'll tell you what they stole. a robot zaps the most resistant of germs at a california hospital. chris. >> reporter: the first day of spring brings cloudy skies and chilly temperatures and the possibility of snow overnight tonight. details in the seven-day forecast. so glad you stayed with us
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on sunday morning, thieves have started wrigley's museum, they stole an autographed bad. and shunken heads. the manage said it doesn't appear the they haves are related. it's not likely they will be able to sell the baseball memorabilia for what it's worth.
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there were scary moments on board an alaska airline's flight when a passenger said an iphone caught on fire. a woman was watching a movie on the flight when the flames shot from the phone. there were 8-inch flames coming off the phone. the flames were getting higher and a lot of people stood up. the fire was put out by the flight attendants, the faa of the airline. put cell phone in airplane mode so you don't wear out your battery searching for a signal. that's incredible. >> reporter: and scary. also incredible is that it's the first day of spring. >> reporter: ah-huh. the good news it could be worse, temperatures are climbing in the mid 40s today. it will be cloudy out there, we'll see light snow tonight and
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accumulations will be very, very minor. double scan live, we're clearing we have showers off the coast of cape may and wildwood, maybe a few spritzes and sprinkles. 38 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington. 38 in millville. dover, 39. mid 30s to the northwest. atlantic city 37 and beach haven 42. satellite and radar, what we're eventually watching is this right here, it's hard to pick out this morning, but an area of low pressure will develop off the coast of the carolinas of the virginia capes and this low will pull off to the northeast. it will be just close enough. here's the philadelphia area right here. it is close enough to throw back moisture into south jersey and delaware later tonight and into tomorrow morning. this is nothing more than just a nuisance effort. temperatures this afternoon, cloudy conditions for most, 45 degrees in philadelphia. by 1:00 p.m. maybe a couple of light rain showers for cape may and
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atlantic county with temperatures in the low 40s. by 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon we'll see light rain showers across south jersey and delaware with a couple of snowflakes trying to mix in. temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. it's mild out there, in terms of show, obviously for today's date these are chilly temperatures. when we're talking about snow we have temperatures in the 40s that's mild. 1:00 p.m. we switch over to light snow. note the numbers, they are all above the 32 degrees which is the freezing mark. 8:00 a.m. most of it is long gone tap. tomorrow afternoon whafer snow you see -- whatever snow you see on the ground, it is long gone when temperatures climb into the low 40s and 50s. today is cloudy, rain showers are possible. wet snowflakes may mix in from time to time. overnight tonight, expect the transition over to light snow especially east of the delaware
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river where the steadiest should fall. accumulation on grassy surfaces. a few spots maybe slick where it comes down steady enough, it doesn't have a chance to melt on secondary roads. snowfall totals, coating to an inch most interior south jersey as well as areas north and west of philadelphia, the i-95 corridor included in the coating to an inch and perhaps one to three to the jersey shore, wildwood to atlantic city to lakehurst. 15 to 20% of the viewing area is expected to see the one to three inches. it depends on the track if the track wobbles back to the west we'll adjust it to the west. if it wobbles to the east we'll pull it to the east. are 45 degrees for today, cloudy skies, rain and snow showers developing later this afternoon and overnight tonight, some light snow is expected, chilly,
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29 degrees for the lehigh valley, 33 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast seven-day forecast we're going to warm it up nicely quickly tomorrow partly sunny, breezy, 50 degrees, tuesday, milder, 56. wednesday, partly sunny, 68 degrees and back in the 70s by thursday. guys? all right, chris thank you. there may be a new use for old tomatoes. it could be used to power your home. researchers say the rotten fruit can be used as a source of energy. they place the damage tomatoes in a cell with a specialized bacteria. in theory if they were given access to the tomato waste, the new process could power disney world for 90 days. (dog) mmm, beneful healthy weight is so good...
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we get into the 50s tomorrow, tuesday, 60s and all of a sudden we're back in the in the 70s. cloudy and chilly today. rain or rain and snow shower possible later on, high temperatures in the mid 40s, thank you chris. get that snow out of here. turning to sports, two local teams try to dance on to the sweet 16. a painful loss for the flyers as they try to keep their playoff hopes live. ducis rogers has sunday morning sports. >> reporter: good morning, for the flyers every game, every shift and every shot is cruel. hosting pittsburgh, second period, this is not good. later on in the second period, one goes wide and goes off mason's skate, the flyers lose
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4-1. the flyers are 3 points back. we definitely let a game go there, that's a frustrating feeling for everybody, we've been playing good hockey lately and this afternoon wasn't our best game. villanova plays in the second round of the ncaa tournament. the cats will face iowa, the same team that narrowly beat temple on friday. the cats had an easy time in their opener, but they expect a fight from the hawkeyes. they are in the top five the whole year, we know how good they are, we see the games they lost, two points to wisconsin and 4 points to ohio state. we know it's going to be a tough game. >> they are a very, very good team that's playing good basketball. beat a good temple team in overtime.
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our guys are very cognizant about how good the team is. st. joe's play top seeded oregon ducks tonight. that win touched a lot of people none more than the philadelphia story, when you have villanova in the afternoon and temple with the crushing lost and st. joe's, philadelphia loves college basketball and they love winning. the union will finally give their home fans a peek, the team plays their home opener, against the revolution, they split their first two games on the road that included a victory last saturday. it doesn't mean anything unless we bounce back and come into our house, in front of our fans and have the same effort that we showed on the road. today's union revolution
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match can be seen on 6abc. coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. that's a look at sports this morning, i'm ducis rogers, you have yourself a terrific day. tobacco -- bobby -- tobacco toby bryant is helping young athletes in need. the fan experience includes two front row tickets at the staple center and airfare and hotel stay and chance to high five toby himself as he runs on to the court for the last time as an nba player. much more to come on "action news" sunday morning, we'll be right back.
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overnight a northeast philadelphia baseball field became a crime scene, this morning police say they know who shot a teenager there. historic visit, president obama is ready to embark on a trip to cuba. plus we are tracking wet weather to start off the new season, a little rain a little snow, it will not be feeling like spring today, but it's here. the calendar says it's here. >> reporter: it will be here later this week. we have a chilly day, but we have mixed rain abbey snow showers later on.
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the payoff is later this week when temperatures skyrocket into the 50 50s and 60s. some areas are seeing clearing, but the clouds will quickly increase again during the late morning hours and again some of the moisture moves in later on. 38 degrees, philadelphia, wilmington, millville, cape may. dover checking in at 39. allentown is chilly, poconos 27. trenton, 35 and atlantic city at the airport, 37 degrees, as i mentioned earlier in the broadcast for the first day of spring the numbers are cold. when tracking snow they are well above freezing which will play a key role in the accumulation we see overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. because the numbers have been so warm compared to freezing it's very difficult to get much to stick with the system. satellite and radar, an area of low pressure develops down here, skirts the coast before heading out and brushes us with light snow overnight tonight.
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today, temperatures around 44, 45 degrees, cloudy conditions, rain or snow shower later on. 1:00 p.m., 44. #3:00 p.m., 45. whatever you see today it will transition over to light snow tonight, and we warm it up tomorrow and there's the 60s and 70s later this week. guys. 6:32. new this morning police are investigating the shooting of a teenager on a ball field behind arch bishop ryan high school. three teens got into an an argument academy road. one teen pulled a gun and shot the other teen in the leg. 17-year-old victim was treated at the hospital, and released. police know who they are looking for. they have the suspect's car and his keys.
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he left them when he ran away from a scene. a man is in the hospital after his suv flipped over on a philadelphia street, the 900 block of east cathedral road in the andora section of the city. it took ten minutes to free the trapped driver. he was taken to einstein medical center with non-life threatening injuries. this morning, palm sunday service will go on inspite of a fire that burned a delaware church. firefighters were called to the church on the 100 block of darby borough, the creative minds children's center is attached to want church. the day care is trying to figure out how to care for the children come tomorrow morning. we're trying to relocate the children to the area, so if someone is listening to this
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have a space or rec center with a church with a basement we need to keep our children together. 100 children attend the day care. the cause of the fire is under investigation. flames tore from the roof of an apartment building in claymont delaware this weekend. firefighters were called to the 700 block of apple tree court. it took 45 minutes to get the fire under control. 22 units were damaged, but nobody was hurt. red cross is helping 24 people find another place to say. air force one will touchdown in havana, cuba. it will mark the first time a president has stepped foot on the island in nearly 90 years. it serves as a powerful symbol of the renewed relations between the two nations. no doubt this will cause a lot of buzz. >> reporter: absolutely, gray, for now it's a quiet morning in
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havana, it will is not stay this way for long, president obama is scheduled to arrive after 5:00 p.m., his visit being a lot of excitement and controversy. along with the sounds and sights of cuba, today a touch of amere. ahead of president obama's trip to havana. [speaking spanish]. >> reporter: the president will take the first steps toward normalizing relations. the focus on potential trailed and business opportunities. president obama will meet with political disdants and encourage them to fight for the human
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rights we deeply cherish in this county. >> reporter: opponents claim president obama is going back on his word that he would not travel to cuba until after human rights are improved. critics raised concerns whether the cuban people will benefit from the thawing rip between the two nations. he may be able to speak to the cuban people calling for free elections and liberal economic system that will bring prosperity, because commune nism has never -- communism has never done any good for anyone. there will be a address before the historic baseball game with the tampa bay rays, a lot of is packed into this visit. history in the making, thank you. five people were killed in
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yesterday's blast in the busy shopping district in istanbul. two americans are among the dead. 36 others were injured. the white house has condemned the attack. top suspect in last year's deadly paris attacks is trying to fight extradition from belgium to france. after four months on the run, salah abdeslam was captured in brussels on friday. he was charged with participating in terrorists murder. the french sure- families of the victims want him tried in france. lawmakers have introduceda bill to stop a growing traffic
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danger. they used time lapsed video that shows a man in california so distracted by texting he almost walks into a bear. a new study shows a ten percent spike in pedestrian deaths. cell phone talking and texting are largely responsible for injuries. smart phone is the newest and one of the most dangerous forms of distraction. the new jersey bill would make violators subject to 50-dollar fine or is a days in jail. much more to come on "action news" sunday morning approving his mad math skills, a college pro professor is cashing in after solving what was deemed the most unsolvable problem in the world. meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast on this first day of spring. "action news" sunday morning continues after the break.
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it 21 members of an indiana basketball team were inside the school bus that was flipped over on its side. 6 adults were on the bus. no life threating injuries. the players were heading to a
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state semifinals playoff game. a teenage pilot made an emergency landing on a kansas golf course after his small plane experienced engine trouble. he did a masterful job finding his way on the golf course before making the crash landing. the faa is investigating. students at a florida school had a very special visitor, a ten foot long alligator. a couple of students at the school in lake land spotted the gator on friday and told the teacher. moments later, a barefoot trapper stood up, the trapper calmed the i'm and wrapped its mouth in tape he loaded it in a pick up truck and took it to a
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wildlife area. >> reporter: i don't know if i was called it a special visit visitor. let's get you outside and show you we are live in cape may. cloudy conditions once again today, it's chilly with temperatures in the 30s. a couple of areas could see snowflakes later on most of us us will see light rain shower activity throughout the day which will switch over to later tonight. temperature-wise, chilly for the first day of spring. 33 degrees in allentown. 35 in reading, poconos 26. 38 in philadelphia, millville. dover, 39. cape may, 38 degrees, satellite and radar, the second of this two part storm is now starting to develop here off the coast of the carolinas, the first swung through yesterday brought the mixture of rain and snow. it's long gone over my shoulder. here comes the second piece
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here. it is getting its act together in the next 24 hours. it will run up the eastern seaboard. fortunately for us when it throws back moisture it will be a smaller amount. this storm will be bumped by the cooler high that is sliding to the east. we're being brushed by the coastal system in the next 24 hours. it's not too bad. it's chilly out there, but when we are talking about snow, 45 degrees is mild for anything to stick. cloudy conditions this afternoon rain showers to the south across cape may and atlantic counties where temperatures are in the 40s. over the next several hours, temperatures in the 30s and 40s throughout the day. rain showers south and east of the city. flakes may mix in from time to time. it goes over to a period of light snow tonight. 1:00 a.m. you can see the light snow is flying across south jersey and delaware. temperatures are well above freezing, 34, 35.
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it starts sticking. it's only sticking on grassy surfaces. the early morning hours, 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., it's out of here, temperatures respond nicely by afternoon, closing in on 50 degrees tomorrow for the high. accumulations this is the latest from accuweather looks like a coating to an inch for most of the area. a lehigh valley and the poconos this is a nonevent for the guys up there. the far western suburbs, lancaster, reading maybe as far west as pottstown it's mainly going to be areas east of the delaware river where you pick up a coating to an inch. one to three from the jersey shore wildwood, atlantic city to lakehurst. this could change if it shifts farther to the west or shifts faster out to sea well push it closer to the coast. 45 in wilmington, philadelphia,
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millville, 44. dover, 44. cape may, 43. 44 as well north and west, trenton, 43. overnight tonight it windchills over to a period of light snow. upper 20s north and west, it will not be precipitating up here, so we're not expecting slick spots for the delaware valley. philadelphia, 33. cape may, 34. on the boards in atlantic city, 34 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast once we get past today, the warmup begins, 50 degrees monday, partly sunny and breeze. the breeze will make it feel like the mid 40s. it will be chilly tomorrow, tuesday, 56. wednesday, 68. thursday, 72 and friday, 64 degrees. i think mother nature heard you gray. you listening mother nature? >> reporter: you prevented a big storm, so you get a an a-plus for that one. can i get a raise? remember you can get seven-day forecast and check
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radar at 6abc.com/weather. 6:46, the danish are parentally very happy people. the small country of denmark has been given the distinction of the happiest place on earth by united nation. people living there say they feel secure in a country that has few natural disaster and little corruption and no drastic events. following switzerland iceland and norway, the ides -- united states was 2 spots higher than last year at 14.
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we are so glad you're waking up with us on sunday morning. it is 39 degrees outside. do you know what today is? it's the first day of spring. won't feel like it, though, chris sowers will have an update for you in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. police in newark are investigating how a man fell from a third story roof and
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died. it happened on west main street yesterday afternoon. the victim is a 20-year-old man from massachusetts. school leaders from the university of delaware say he is not a student. although fraternity members live at the home, it is not considered a frat house affiliated with a school. it was more than a year since a father of 6 was shot to death at a friends home in camden. today the search continues for his killer. rick williams has more in the crime fighters report. he had a lot of joy in his life. >> reporter: 35-year-old harold gordon was known as torrell he was a father of 6. gordon was watching one of his sons when his aunt said he got a phone call. supposedly he had a phone call saying man, come help me out. these guys doing this about the
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basketball court. >> reporter: around 5:00 p.m., gordon went to the friend's house along the thousand block of division street in camden. the friend was not home. that's when gordon was shot a couple of times. the family gathered at cooper university hospital and stood vigil by gordon for days, he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on january 23. he did not deserve whatever happened to him. it is extremely frustrating it's federal rules straight to talk to the -- frustrating to talk to the families because you want to give them justice. >> reporter: the citizens crime commission is administering 3,500-dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of the person response call 215-546-tips -- person responsible. call 215-546-tips. all calls remain anonymous. the family are the victims at this point we are in mourning
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and we'll continue to mourn until we have justice for my nephew. for crime fighters i'm rick williams channel 6 "action news." it is .m. it willing mark the first time in 50 years that an american hotel chain will return to the cuban island. university of oxford professor, andrew has won 2016 math prize, it has stumped the greatest minds in the world. he solved the problem back in the 1990s and is being honored
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for it, he received a cash prize of $700,000. we're back in a bit.
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so glad you stayed with us we're taking you live to st. peter's square in vatican city. pope francis is celebrating palm sunday mass. he is driving around in his popemobile. he picked up several kids from the audience and allowed them to ride with him in the popemobile. how awesome is that? he is known for his love of children. you hear that chirping sound? that's courtesy of singing frogs
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that have been invading southern california neighborhoods. it's not music to the people who live there. the frog is native to puerto rico. it is an endangered species so it's illegal to harm them. a jersey shore community is eligible to receive financial help to recover from january's historic blizzard. correspondent new mexico has the details from -- nora muchanic has details. >> reporter: sea isle city mayor is thrilled with the news that cape may is among 17 counties in new jersey eligible for federal aid to reimburse them for the cleanup of the january blizzard that brought severe flooding to many shore towns. we took a hit in private and public damage.
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1 million on sea isle shoreline 2 eaten away by the storm. the counties will have a chance to recoup the money spent rebuilding beaches and clean up after the blizzard. the city will get reimbursed for taxpayer money for regular time and overtime and equipment. >> reporter: it will be a complicated process and involve a lot of paperwork, but if they can get a chunk of it back it will be worth it. taxpayers are glad it's not on them. the amount of money we would have been charge to regain what we lost would have been devastating. >> reporter: you may recall when governor christie was campaigning for president, he dismissed the storm. i don't know what you expect me to do, you want me to go down there with a mop. >> reporter: the mayor wouldn't
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say he was vicinity indicated by the disaster, but. we'll have a mop party now. >> reporter: cape may officials will be working with fema to review the claims town by town, nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> there's another hour of "action news" straight ahead here's some of the stories we have for you, a man holds up a nevada convenience store for on and off -- on andos. president obama france is reaching out there social media and today is the first day of spring and we'll have snow. we'll ebb right back ment katie: the u.s. has added 14 million new jobs
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since the great recession - a good start. but too ma if you work hard, your paycheck should show it; you earned social security - it should be there when you retire. and you shouldn't have to go broke to afford college. i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message because it's your turn.
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good morning, it is 7:00 a.m., sunday 0 more often 0, here's what we're working on for you on "action news." a dramatic rescue at a home that caught fire. it is an important day for christians when many celebrate palm sunday. first we are turning a day on the calendar, the first day of spring will feel like

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