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year's paris attack and on the left an unidentified man in white he is the suspected terrorist they are looking for right now. gray hall is live in the satellite center with the latest from belgium and a local show of support. >> reporter: rick, police say that dna from paris showed up at an airport site there in brussels and more importantly tonight police are aggressively searching for the suspect still on is the run. the picture being circulated around the world and police are focusing their attention on the fugitive seen here in the black hat walking through the brussels airport. and believe he is connected to the terrorist attacks in belgium. >> left a bag which contained explosive detonators the most important one and he ran away. >> the manhunt continues ash the clock and police arrested two people overnight and the other remains in custody, two of the suicide bombers have been
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identified as bombers, khalid and abraham. prosecutors say the brother his criminal records but nothing related to terrorism. from argentina president barack obama discussed the challenges in the fight against terrorism. >> it's challenging to find and identify small groups of people willing to die themselves and can walk into a crowd and detonate a bomb. >> this morning there was a moment of silence ins and across belgium. one woman spoke out. >> it was like a whirlwind like a tornado went off inside of the building and when the second explosion came off he was on top of me and threw me to the
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ground. >> here in pennsylvania flags flew at half staff in many places. at the philadelphia international airport workers canceled a strike for work conditions and instead had a vigil to show support. >> we want them to know there are people here that care and we understand what they are going through and we want to make sure this didn't happen here or anywhere else again. >> we learned that the brussels airport will remain closed at least through saturday. every day some 600 flights are diverted or canceled. >> all right thank you gray. vice president, joe biden, honored the victims today in washington, d.c., he visited the belgium embassy with his wife there with him and signed a condolence book and smoke on behalf of the white house and said the country is ready to offer any help that become gum
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needs. of course on social media. in other news tonight, after a nine month impasse the state of pennsylvania will have a budget come sunday. today governor wolf refused to sign the $6.6 billion spending plan but he won't veto it either, the plan that completes a $30 billion package will lapse into law on sunday, he wants to move on from last year's problems and begin the next fiscal year that begins in july. now police want to figure out how a 3-year-old ingested crack cocaine. >> there was something in her mouth and that turned out to be a bag full of drugs. why police say day care workers did everything right coming up at 6:00. >> several members of the so-called felony lane gang, were
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captured after a wild chase that ended on the schuylkill expressway earlier this month. today they had their first appearance in a courtroom. vernon odom is there for the hearing. he is live in westchester tonight with all the details. >> reporter:he setting is a small courthouse in east goshen township. trying to break up an alleged fraud gang that has tentacles across the united states. >> seven alleged members of the notorious felony lane gang were hauled in cord today. facing multiple charges including i.d. theft and aggravated assault of a police officer. the gang may exist in one form or another across the country, is loosely connected and using the same mo. they are known to target gyms and daycare centers, places frequented by women, looking for
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purses and drivers lngss, checks or debit cards. the women usually cash the checks at the farthest lane from the window. wearing wigs to fool the tellers. >> it was worked for years and they have raked in millions using this scam. >> they busted this group after they were seen shifting plates on rented vehicles. it led to the arrest of some of the suspects, today the da hit all seven with additional charges and the defense lawyers asked for more time. >> a lot of them were additional counts of what was already charged and they added more information on probable cause. >> after searching two rental vans, the police obtained documents including stolen i.d. cards and stolen check belonging to victims from across this region. upon monica the suspects are
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due back in court for hearings on their matters and they will no longer be held in maximum security in the chester county prison. live in east goshen, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." a social worker with the city of philadelphia is accusing a police officer of assault. her lawyer and the president of the naacp -- a lawyer showed up at her home with a warrant for her son. and newman says his client her mother was dragged from her home and charged with disorderly conduct. >> these are male officers and this woman committed no crime, remember that. it's not like she was in the house with a gun or knife or threatening assault something, none of that. >> commissioner ross since has
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opened a case with internal affairs. he was fired as a school before us driver in 2008 for allegedly touching a young girl inappropriately and now they have found another alleged victim. 79-year-old arthurfic was charged with indecent assault and corruption of minors. last year the child abuse unit began an investigation into thick after reports from a teenager that happened in 2008. if february of this year a second victim came forward about a similar incident in 2001. thick was arraigned yesterday and his bail was set at $25,000. a north jersey congregation will have to find somewhere else to worship this easter sunday after a huge fire destroyed the
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church. flames broke out sending flames through the first presbyterian church in englewood county. nobody was inside and nobody was injured. investigators says the fire does not appear suspicious but the cause remains under investigation. all right, march madness kicks into full swing and excitement is building in the delaware valley. philadelphia will play host to the mideast competition and jim kenney renamed broad street the road to the championship. tournament games will be played there on friday and sunday. meantime, the villanova wildcats are gearing up for their showdown in kentucky. jeff skversky is traveling with the team and in louisville ahead of tomorrow's big match-up. hey jeff. >> hey guys, just a few miles down the road from churchill downs, the home of the kentucky derby, villanova is trying to keep their run in the naacp
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tournament going tomorrow in the sweet 16 against miami. tip-off is set for 7:10. look at the wildcats, they are trying to keep this run going, their best run since 2009 when they went to the final four and they are trying to keep it focused on miami and nothing more. for seniors this could be their last shot as a winner. he played in more games than any other player in history. villanova head coach, jay wright helped to put them in the position to get to the elite eight. >> i love everything about him, and he came in that way and that made him effective immediately as a freshman and we made him captain as a freshman. >> we have the same mind set of what villanova basketball is, just playing hard on the floor and giving it your all and kind
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of knowing everything out on the floor, he thinks of me as a coach on the floor and i think i'm an extension of coach wright. >> villanova coach jay wright counts his blessings that he ended up on villanova. look he almost went to florida, but instead jay wright kept him home and he is a bucks county native and has a shot to take villanova to the elite eight and to the final four, it continues tomorrow against miami. we'll have more in sports at 5:45. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> very exciting thank you jeff. time for a check of your "action news" traffic report midweek. >> hey guys from the wildcats to the wild traffic on the schuylkill expressway, since last we spoke a couple of vehicles went crunch on the eastbound lanes of the conshohocken curve, it was pushed to the side but not before causing a big delay and
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westbound as you can see substantially backing up as well. heading out to the blue route 476, a crash by the wawa at colgate road and one near easton road and moore land avenue, and watch for a wreck at gibson road at the white horse pike and farther down in galloway township, there is still the bus accident. the good news is the bus was empty. and look for a wreck at jimmy leads road by the garden state parkway. we'll check it again in the next half hour. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. tensions are running high in the race for the white house. ahead at 5:30, the feud brewing between donald trump and ted cruz over a tv ad. and coming up in health check, ali gorman shows us the
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company trying to make your food safer and tastier. and the 70s are back and stick around for a couple of days and we track rain that will bring cooler temperatures, i'll have the full accuweather forecast when "action news" returns.
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on health check tonight a company has an easier way to detect bacteria that spoils food and changes flavors. ali gorman has more now. >> reporter: if you remember new rules set by the fda have gone into effect that require food companies to prevent pleasures and contamination. the local bio tech company is helping manufacturers do that with a simple new tool. >> for two decades yards brewing company worked to put philadelphia on the national beer map. the cofounder tom says it's based on good flavor and consistency, if the flavor slips even for a short time. >> they will not try your beer again -- >> the biggest culprit is microscopic bacteria, it's not harmful but with sour the taste.
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>> to keep the bacteria out yards run a new test created by invisibility sentinel, a bio tech company in university city. they look for the footprint of b bio organisms whether it beer or food. >> research director kristin kale says they go through several steps to isolate the bacteria and then drop them into a device similar to a pregnancy test. within minutes you know if you have contamination. >> two positive and that is negative. >> it can be used for food born illnesses including listeria, e. coli and salmonella. it's being used by 150 companies and it's fast and accurate.
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>> quality and safety of their products is their number one concern potential problems are found and detected fast. >> it makes us feel confident. >> the test can be done in house by regular workers it doesn't have to be done by sign scientists and n routes. in the philadelphia region alone, penndot has laid suspect. we'll continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates as soon as we get them. still to come on "action news," a little girl's quick thinking saved her mother's life in a moment of crisis. >> and villanova is fired up for the sweet 16 match-up in louisville. we are live with the preview. and a front stalled to the north, 39 in syracuse and 73 in philadelphia, the front will slowly work back to the south. coming up in accuweather forecast.
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one texas mother is calling her daughter her tiny hero. 5-year-oldal some was swimming in the backyard pool when her mom tracy went under and sank to
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the bottom. tracy suffered a seizure and little allison jumped in to help. she dragged her mother out of water and went and got her aunt to help. if she had been under the water for one minute more she may not have survived. >> all right my goodness. ducis is here for sports. villanova getting ready for the match-up. >> one day away, coach jay wright wants his players to enjoy the moment but get down to business. the cats are not ready to come home just yesterday. jeff skversky is live in louisville where the cats practiced earlier today. >> hey ducis, villanova players say that head coach jay wright has given them some tough love and they have dominated the tournament so far and jay is keeping them focused because he believes if you lose focus for a
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second that is when you get eliminated. the wildcats getting set for miami hopefully this is not a sign of things to come. nova having trouble with the net and despite the issue they dialed in and focused on the sweet 16 for the first time in seven years. >> it's a big sigh of relief but something we are prepared for and it's a tough team in miami and we are ready to go and we are definitely excited. >> i think we are playing our best basketball now and have to stay focused on it and when you get to this point, there is a lot around you adulation and admiration that is all good but when you watch film and practice you have to be dialed in and focused. >> they better be focused, they have a tough one in miami. one of the best guards in basketball, angel rodriguez and they don't sound impressed by
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villanova even though the cats have dominated their first two games. >> no different than any other team. we didn't play the best toughest defenses in our league, especially virginia they play a great defense, we can go against anybody. >> mcclellan and rodriguez are scoring 63% of miami's points that is a big focus for the wildcats going into the sweet 16. we are live in louisville, jeff skversky. the eagles continue to add to the roster, a deal with ruben randall. the soon to be 35-year-old played for the giants including this one against the birds in the season finale and caught a career-high 71 passes. the nfl owners meetings have concluded in boca raton,
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florida. and peterson met with the media, he elected to keep some aspects of chip kelly's tenure. >> one thing this group learned was how to play fast. how to play fast. tempo of the game. that is a benefit for any offense is to be able to play fast. >> you want to use that? >> i want to use that, they are used to that. the countdown continues to the end of the sixers season, 11 games remain and they play the nuggets tonight. and the flyers were up 2 on the blue jackets with six minutes to play and they managed to lose, they gave up two goals, the second one with 8 seconds left on the clock and they picked up a point and are tied for a wild card spot and the flyers will be in colorado to
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take on the avalanche. >> thanks ducis. meantime the prime time lineup is packed with fun and laughter and great music. >> how about all of these people. >> nice we'll put on a show. >> what is going on? >> what do you mean? >> a weird look on your face. >> that is just my face -- >> nashville is all new at 10:00 p.m. and a familiar face is back on the scene when luke recruits his old friend nick bell and there are lingering doubts especially from decon, and raina. prime time on 6 abc starts at 8:00. at 9:00 an all new modern family and blackish at 9:30 and nashville at 10:00 and then "action news" at 11:00. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards.
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you'll love friday temperature-wise and we drop over the weekend but easter is looking nice. >> that is the key. >> yes, that is the key. a lot of clouds in the front end of the day and the sun took control boosting the temperatures into the 70s and it was indeed a day to hit a local park or one of the scares in philadelphia where the action cam was at franklin square with
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the carousel there not a lot of folks on it, but it was a beautiful day to be out there. they have mini golf there and if you have never been to franklin square, you have to check it out. they have burgers and shakes. as we look at the temperatures in philadelphia, spring is back 73 degrees and allentown 71 and 71 in trenton and 72 in wilmington and similar at the atlantic city airport 71 but if you hit the boardwalk topped off in the 50s and 60s just 54 in beach haven, cape may in the 50s and head two, three miles inland and jump into the 70s. 71 allentown and reading and the poconos in the upper 60s. thinking spring, 19 days away for the home opener for the phillies and 68 days memorial weekend and less than three
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months, summer begins and temperatures will be certainly skyrocketing over the next month or two. as we look at satellite 6 along with action radar there is a front to the north and dividing cold air, 20s in may and 30s in boston and the front goes to chicago and arcs down into the central and southern rockies where a blizzard is now with a foot of snow falling in eastern colorado but part of omaha as well address northern parts of chicago. tonight mostly clear on the mild side and back at home 42 with the southerly wind and the front starts to snake its way back down to the south, new york city could only get into the 40s and 50s and we stay in the 70s and lots of sun and a southerly wind and the low skirts to the northern and rain friday morning with a .25 inch and brighter in
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the afternoon and easter sunday, mostly sunny and 50s by noon and at 4:00 p.m. 63 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 70s for the next couple of days, bright tomorrow and we start with showers on friday morning and end with sunshine. and then cooler air comes in over the weekend but these numbers are still above the average of 55, 56 degrees, we'll be at 61 saturday and 64 on sunday and more rain and a rumble of thunder sunday at 63 and still not bad with temperatures in the upper 50s near 60 tuesday and wednesday. always great to see a sunny easter weekend especially with all the outdoor activities that the kids love to do. >> thank you adam. today is national puppy day. our "action news" viewers shared some down right adorable photos of their four-legged friends.
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lisa captured this scene of the two siblings and angela dressed her puppy in a red bandana. and this one is in a basket filled with toys. share your photos on our 6 abc twitter page at #6abcaction.
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special delivery today. program guardian is a program run by the local police department and clergy members today former back members brought they hand made blafrk right now the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. police officers on routine patrol make a surprising
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discovery in the tioga section. and a shocking find at a tioga day wear. how a 3-year-old got a hold of crack cocaine. for adam joseph, cecily tynan, jaime apody and the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass stay with us next at 6:00. i've always taken on the status quo. in harrisburg, they didn't like it when i stopped their perks
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and pushed for reform. as head of pennsylvania's third-largest county, i cut out wall street middlemen to protect pensions, stood up for marriage equality and protected our environment. now i'm fighting for criminal justice reform. i'm proud to be backed by tom wolf, ed rendell and people who care about our families. i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. "action news" . wednesday night and jim is off and i'm rick williams, in the news pennsylvania's nine month budget impasse came to an end this weekend.
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officials say that a suicide bomber in the brussels explosions made bombs for the paris attacks in back in november. but the big story on "action news" is a gruesome discovery by philadelphia police, a set of human remains found in the tioga section, the human bones were found under a blue tarp yesterday evening. and now the investigation into who the person is and how he or she died. john rawlins is live now with more. >> reporter: hi rick, a couple of alert 39th district police officers made the initial discovery last night and the recovery of the bones happened today and we are told that the bones have been outside for a year or possibly longer and it's likely but not certain the remains of a woman. >> heart breaking to see remains of a human being out here. >> this is something's child
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laying here. it's sad. just sad. >> rose lynn campbell and tracy reacting to the skeletal remained found on 18th street. today crime scene investigators


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