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we begin with developing news out of north jersey, a police officer was found dead in middlesex county.
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investigators say the officer was off duty in his personal car when he was shot and killed in the parking lot. officials found his body outside a movie theater complex 7:00 a.m., off route 9 in sayreville. no word on the circumstances that led to the shooting. we'll update the story on air and online at we're also following more historic moments in cuba today. president obama met with raul castro this morning. else the first american president in 90 years to visit the island nation. marcy gonzalez joins us live from havana with the latest. >> reporter: it is absolutely remarkable in this country that in so many ways is frozen in the past. today is about looking to the future. president obama and so many people saying it's about time.
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an historic first full day in havana. president obama meeting raul castro a first step working past the decades old bitter divide between the u.s. and the communist nation. the time is right, change is going to happen here, i think that raul castro inside that. the first family welcomed by cheering crowds hopeful that this marks the turning point with the 11 million residents make an average of $20 a month. while the trade embargo still exists, american businesses are take advantage of newly relaxed restrictions. we have potential for travelers around the world. >> reporter: but opponent criticized the president's actions here pointing to the on going arrests of political dis
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disants -- dissidents around the country. we felt that coming now would maximize our ability to prompt more change. >> reporter: and he will meet with some of the dissidents and give a nationally televised speech first, the historic meeting going on between two presidents they never thought they would be standing side by side. rick back for to you. we had spring snow in parts of south jersey, the snow showers tapered off and moved out in time for the morning commute. looking outside right now from sky6 live hd, the skies have cleared and the sun is shining
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over center city. accuweather is tracking a warmup later in the week. for more on that, meteorologist, david murphy outside our studio and the accuweather forecast. feeling like spring eventually. >> reporter: eventually. i love that picture of the vw covered in snow, there was nothing around it on the ground, the ground itself was too mild to hold on to the snow, at least paved surfaces. there's the snow going through it did get off the coast before dawn. now he can see we have plenty of sunshine and cloud cover on the western half of the state, some of that might try to filter in over the next several hours. in philadelphia only a trace of snow. down at my place in delaware county, not a flake on the lawn. you had to go down into south jersey and woodbine to get a little bit more measurable snow, even in those places was on
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grassy surfaces. temperatures are improving down in the 30s and below freezing in a lot of spots for a brief time. 47 in philadelphia. had a in allentown. 44 in trenton. 46 in wilmington. if you have plans to head out, grab the coat it's going to be a bluster afternoon we have winds up to 22 miles per hour in the city and a lot of spots in the teens. all these numbers i've been monitoring them hour by hour. today's high 50 degrees, a little below average, tonight overnight low 31, a little below average, that might make you think we're in for a cooler day tomorrow. no, that 31 is the product of clear skies and wind slackening off overnight. when we step inside we'll have better turn around numbers tomorrow afternoon and better on wednesday and thursday as we climb the temperature ladder. for now, you'll need your shades
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and a jacket otherwise it's clear sailing. a philadelphia city council committee is hearing testimony boo the safety of the local drinking water today. the drinking water crisis in flint michigan has raised concerns nationwide about possible led contamination. the joint committee is hearing testimony on the quality of the city's water and homes and in schools. the water department says it uses a treatment that stops lead from leaching from orderly pipes. that treatment was -- older pipes. that treatment was not used in flint. we'll have more on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. a retired pennsylvania state trooper was killed after he tried to steal toll booth money, clearance briggs was killed after a shootout with police yesterday. he shot and killed a toll booth worker and security guard and drove away in a fare collection
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van. he state police caught up with him when he was unloading the money to his car. he was shot and killed by another trooper. a person was killed after slamming into a salt truck in south jersey. still unclear if slick conditions were to blame for the wreck. 32-year-old michael bennett of sea isle city was identified. investigation underway into what caused a deadly crash on i-95 in south philadelphia. one person was killed, five others injured in the four-vehicle crash. it happened last night around 11:00 p.m. on i-95 near the broad street entrance, the person killed was identified as a male. from our delaware newsroom, wildlife officials are trying to figure out what killed four balanced eagles over the weekend.
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tri state bird rescue are taking care of balanced -- bald eagles that were disoriented. four other birds flew a away, this comes after 20 bald eagles were found dead, wildlife is asking anyone who notices birds who look sick to report it. trish hartman is working on this for this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. a cleanup continues after a water pipe bursts damaging several state office in center city. nonessential employees were told not to come to work. the leak was discovered friday and damaged several floors at 8th and market. no word when the cleanup will be complete. donald trump is about to address a pro israel conference in washington. 40 rabbis plan to boycott.
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trump said he would be neutral when it comes to israel. they plan to walk out when he addresses the american israel public affairs committee conference. democrat hillary clinton slammed trump when she addressed the conference this morning. trump's republican rivals will deliver speeches this week. bernie sanders is the only person skipping the event. fbi and the exert service -- secret service are investigating a letter sent to donald trump's sister. they were not commenting on the case. eric trump was sent a letter at his home last week. an iphone erupts in flames on a commercial jet. what may have caused the
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inflight fire. a brawl involving the easter bunny. find out why police say the punches were thrown at a new jersey mall. we'll be right back. the faa and apple are
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looking into what caused an iphone to burst into flames on a commercial flight. a college student was on her way hawaii and watching a movie on the iphone 6 when it caught fire. it is believed the phone's lithium ion battery may have overheated. put your phone in airplane mode to avoid problems. two high school seniors are recovering after their plane crash landed at a golf course. they rented the plane to take them home from spring break in tennessee. while flying home something went wrong. it started sputtering. he did his job, that's kind of how we're alive right now. police have praised the 17-year-old appointment from manuverring the plane away from
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homes, trees and power lines. faa is looking into what caused the plane to fail. a woman was trying to pick up a spilled drink when she sideswiped a bus in indiana causing it to go off the road and flip over. the bus was carrying a high school basketball team from the state semifinals. all students were released, but the coach is being treated for injuries. the easter bunny is being involved in a first fight in a shopping mall. a man is dressed in costume trading punches with shoppers at the newport mall in jersey city. the man got into a fight with an anger father whose child slipped from the chair while she was getting her photo taken. no charges were filed, but police are investigating. philadelphia is rolling out the welcome map for march madness, the ncaa barn was
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rolled out -- banner was rowelled out in fronts of the wells fargo center. the winners of those games clash on sunday in south philadelphia. meanwhile, only "action news" was there as villanova returned to campus last night. the wildcats take on miami on thursday night in kentucky. coming up on "action news," another season of "dancing with the stars" kicks off we have a preview at 12:30. first the discovery that one day could lead to new treatment for alzheimers diaz, - disease, details when i come right back. right direction, it can be a burden. but what if you could wake up to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®.
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april 14th through 17th hold their next big product launch this afternoon. the company is expected to reveal its latest iphone with a smaller screen and ipad an new bands for the apple watch. they are looking to see if ceo tim cook will say anything about the dispute with the fbi over the locked iphone. they are due back in court tomorrow. the housing market took a hit last month. existing home sales were down 7%. experts say there are fewer home on market that are driving up prices that's too expensive for many buyers. the average home price is $200,000. "health check" found a new report 39% kids go to the
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emergency room getting into prescription medicine, americans are filling four billion prescription a year, and doctors say adults need to be more careful than ever. researchers believe it may be possible to recover memories lost due to alzheimers, they are not gone, but might be inaccessible, with the potential of being he retrieved. they hope the findings could lead to treatments that could reverse some ofimers damaging effects. alicia vitarelli is here with more on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. >> reporter: easter sunday is around the corner just a hop away we have money-saving advice ahead in what's the deal. this story has the internet
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is here coming in from outside, doesn't feel like spring yet, but just wait. >> reporter: yeah, we'll get better and better over the next several days. put on a jacket and shades we've got sunshine. the storm from overnight is long gone, looking action cam, we are looking a magnolia tree. it is breezy as we go into the afternoon. the winds are picking up a little bit, we can see that, the magnolia blossoms are whipping around a little bit. the winds are out of the west northwest at 22 miles per hour. they were not that strong this morning we were talking about how they would build and they have. 45 in trenton, 46 in wilmington, 45 in dover and in millville. and we have not done this in a while, i thought hey, what the heck you might see the sunshine
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and want to get out in it. we'll we'll show you windchills in the upper 30s, a reminder to take the vote. satellite shows you how we enjoyed sunshine in the morning. we have high clouds sweeping in from the north and west, you might see the blue fading behind the cloudy cover. overall it's bright today, and sunny and breezy in the lehigh valley. 49 degrees is where you'll stop on the thermometer there. at the shore, sunny and breezy and in philadelphia we'll go for a high of 50, sunshine all the way back, a cool breeze out of the northwest at 12 to 25-mile an hour and 50 on the thermometer not too bad a few degrees below average. for the evening commute, a little breezy, but sunny. 50 degrees by 4:00 p.m., 49 by 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 47 degrees, 7:00 p.m. as the sun is getting ready to drop below
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the horizon, we're dropping below 45. overnight tonight with the winds easing back and clear skies, doesn't look like we'll get down below freezing in philadelphia. a lot of suburbs in the upper 20s, i would think at least in between the urban centers. future tracker 6 at 6:30 shows you the cold start, but we bounce back up into the mid 50s across the region by late tomorrow afternoon. that's the beginning. the next several days looking at an increase in numbers. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows bright and breezy conditions today with a high of 50 degrees, lots of sun out there, a few patchy clouds developing as the afternoon goes on. a bit milder on tuesday, we'll inch that high temperature up to 56 degrees in philadelphia, again, we expect partly sunny skies. partly sunny on wednesday and we bump up to 68 because of a front coming in from the west we'll get a southerly flow.
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thursday is warmer, a mix of sun and clouds ahead of the approaching front. looks like we'll get all the way up to 73 degrees that will feel like a nice spring afternoon. good friday, morning showers with the front, the way things are timing on the model looks like we have a shot at a dry afternoon with the return of sunshine and high of 64 degrees. start out the weekend partly sunny, and cooler on saturday, 59 degrees is the high there. easter sunday as of now it doesn't look bad for sunrise services probably around 30 in philadelphia. cooler than that in the suburbs. sunday afternoon, 63. there's a system coming in sunday night on the models that will give us rain. if that was to speed up in time we may have to change the easter forecast. for now it looks good. it's easter not nor'easter. every year.
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a webcam captured the birth of a second tiny eagle over the weekend. the eagle emerged from its egg at the national arboretum. the first hatched march 19th. a third eaglet was born in the same nest last year. controversy in the tennis world after the tournament executive said the female players should be thanking the male superstars for carrying the sports. playing outside left two boys serious hurt when they fell down a hole in the ground. those stories next. hello, agaf
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the stories we're following on "action news" at 1:30, it is spring, but it didn't look like it or feel like it this morning. snow-covered cars and flowers, we're getting good news about a major warmup up head. brushing off decades of distrust, president obama and raul castro sit down together. one of the most popular comedians and actresses in
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hollywood proves she can be very generous. how she made the night for some bartenders in the big apple. march has been quite a month already we had temperatures in the 80s and this morning we had snow. annie mccormick was in south jersey to show us the monday morning commute. >> reporter: this is the winter wonderland many in south jersey woke up this morning. many people we spoke to are ready to get spring back on track. they want to see flowers blooming again. instead of taking pictures in full bloom, tourists snapped shots of heavy wet snow. luckily the snowfall turned to light flurries and ended before the bulk of morning commuters hit the roads way. i have the scraper i


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