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him or test him but that appears to be what is happening. and as they prepare for a shut down the city is making preparations, mayor don guardian says that maintenance workers will still pick up the trash and fire and police will be on duty even though they will not be getting paid until later. the resort is headed for bankruptcy. >> if we go to bankruptcy, it's because this governor drives us into bankruptcy, it will be a christie bankruptcy that atlantic city has to pay for. >> governor christie refuses to bail out atlantic city without giving sweeping powers to government. they say the state already controls the city's finances and could lead to --
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>> go to his office and ask him why. >> as the political standoff continues, the city council president bee rated the governor for being so stubborn and not doing more to stop the looming bankruptcy. >> he is more concerned about being a groupie for donald trump than serving the citizens of atlantic city and making sure the situation could be avoided. >> lets have the meeting and lets find what is needed. >> several hundred of the employees have agreed to work during a shut down if they could get their money later or collect unemployment. the city has to find out if that is legal and the clock is clicking down until april 8th when the city runs out of cash. rick and sharrie -- >> thank you. march madness it returns tonight and the road to the final four runs through philadelphia.
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>> that is right the city is playing host to the east regional round and is expected to create a business boom, at least 17,000 visitors are expected in philadelphia to watch friday and sunday's games and that translate -- meantime villanova's road to the championship is taking them through kentucky. in about two hours the wildcats take on the three seed the miami hurricanes. jeff skversky is traveling with the team and is live in louisville tonight as we countdown to the game. >> reporter: hey guys villanova they are just about to board their bus over at their team hotel and make their way over to the arena where they play miami at 7:10, right now a large contingency of villanova fans at the hotel sending them off in the proper way, seven years doesn't seem like a long time but there are villanova fans here in louisville that were not even alive the last time the
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cats were in the sweet 16. >> go cats. >> go villanova wildcats! >> villanova fans of all ages hope this is a trip for the ages. in louisville in weekend nova nation is fired up. the cats are finally back in the sweet 16 tonight against miami. >> this is great the last few years have been heart breaking, it's good to see them here, i would like to see them go further. most fans were bummed when they didn't end up in the eastern regional at the wells fargo center this weekend. 1996 villanova grad josh bradford may be the lone exception. because the cats came here to his home town. >> was outraged when i saw the pairings, but then i said i get to go to that game if they
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advance that far. >> who is your favorite player? >> ryan. >> why do you like ryan? >> because he is cool. >> the cats are the coolest team in town and jay wright and company are signing autographs and are feeling the excitement from nova nation. >> it's a thrill to be here, it's so big, you forget. it has been since 2009 but you forget how big it is and how everyone is following and everyone here in louisville is watching it and everyone is all about it, and it's fun. >> reporter: and villanova coach jay wright is trying to keep the fun time going especially for his seniors. this is their last shot as a winner trying to beat miami and get to the elite eight. i'm jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. in other news, vice president joe biden is urging the senate to take action on filling a seat on the supreme
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court made vacant of course when antonin scalia died in february. he said he and the president took care to talk to the senate when choosing meric garland for the most. but they are ignoring the nomination until they elect a new president. >> seeing nothing and hearing nothing and saying nothing and deciding in advance simply to turn your back before the president even names a nominee, is not an option the constitution leaves open. >> republicans are citing biden's own action from 1992 when he argued that the president then, george h.w. bush shouldn't fill a vacancy in an election year. in a race for the white house the spotlight is turn frgt candidates to their wives.
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today senator ted cruz called rival donald trump a sniveling coward. this after trump retweeted a post comparing images of the pair's wives. hillary clinton visited the university of southern california for a discussion on counter terrorism. days after the brussels terror attacks. and in brussels we head now where leaders are calling on the european parliament that would adopt an agreement for airports to share security data. officials warn that another attack is likely and possible. we'll have more on today's developments overseas coming up at 5:30. education secretary pedro rivera made a stop in philadelphia today as part of his so-called schools that teach
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program. yesterday governor tom wolf said he would allowed the republican state budget to become law without his signature but a new budget needs to be in place by july. and turning to the forecast today was the definition of spring across the delaware valley, lets head outside and look at sky 6 hd showing you penned landing and ac weather is tracking showers for tomorrow morning before the sun returns and sticks around through easter, adam joseph is in for cecily tonight outside with the forecast. >> reporter: sunny today many areas went into the upper 60s and near 70, but the numbers are dropping north and east of philadelphia, because of a cold front, it's called a back door front because it comes in from the north and east an opposite direction of our typical system. new york 50 and philadelphia 65 degrees but 74 in pittsburgh and 77 in baltimore. as we take a look right now at cape may, we see choppy water
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there's with the wind coming in off the atlantic creating temperatures only in the 40s across much of the shore as we look at your evening planner, 60 degrees at 7:00 this evening and then dropping into the upper 50s for some time between 8:00 and 10:00 before the numbers start to rise back into the 60s after 11:00 as the clouds increase and eventually rain moves in for the morning rush, the winds turn southerly here over the next 24 hours, from you chilly now the temperatures warm overnight and showers develop in the predawn hours for a wet start to your friday and by tomorrow afternoon the sunshine returns and temperatures will return to the 70s, sharrie and rick when i come back we'll talk about the easter weekend and what it has in store. it will be beautiful and what about the temperatures, we'll let you know in a bit. >> thank you. it's time now for the "action news" traffic report. lets go live to matt pellman with the low down on the slow down.
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>> you guys know there is not often a lot of good news coming out of this corner of the room but that is not the case this afternoon because we are thrilled to announce that the falls bridge has reopened this after foon. the action cam is on the ground in east falls looking at the bridge and trust me we are not seeing any cars rolling over it at the moment and it's open to traffic at 3:00 since being closed on february 1st with emergency repairs. the falls bridge reopened this afternoon. here comes a car into east falls. you know there is always a cash and here is one with this one. in fairmount park we lose the walnut lane bridge starting on april 1st that is for long-term repairs and expected to be closed until september. an accident in abington by
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the dunkin' donuts. we'll check it again rick and sharrie in the next half hour. >> thank you. there is much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. a flight attend an could be facing years in prison after being caught with pounds of cocaine at the airport. details on her first court appearance, and keeping philadelphia's roads safe. the plan that advocates played to make roads safer for drivers and pedestrians. when "action news" comes right back.
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i'm backing josh shapiro for attorney general because things have to change. we need criminal justice reform because our prisons are far too overcrowded. we have to deal with drug addiction through treatment, not incarceration. and use our prison for those who are truly violent. and we need to get illegal guns off our streets.
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i'm joining with ed rendell and leaders across our area in supporting josh. josh shapiro will be an attorney general committed to fairness and equal justice.
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stocks ended the week with a loss for the first time since mid-february, the markets ended the trading day flat after wavering all day long and no late day rally left wall street in the red for the week. the dow jones gained 13 points and the nasdaq 4 points and the s&p lost a point and the markets are closed tomorrow for good friday. new jersey's jobless rate hit its lowest rate in five years. the up employment rate in new jersey is 4.3%. that is down .02 from the month before and a half percent below the national average, more than 4.3 million new jersey residents
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reported having a job an all-time high for the garden state. and workers changed the sign at delmarva powers sign-in newark to add the sign from exlon, they are the parent company of con ed and peco. the topic of discussion in center city today was safety. some say installing speed and red light cameras city wide is the solution. katherine scott has the story. >> people are more kaubs cautious that is a good thing. >> the question is how to make people more cautious on city streets, the topic was the use of safety cameras to reduce speed and reduce accidents for everyone on the road. >> traffic deaths are not acceptable, they are not inevitab
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inevitable. >> katherine stewart of the bike coalition says adding speed cameras or enabling existing cameras is key. but they need the support of harrisburg and hopes the new kenney administration embraces the idea. vision zero has been adapted in cities around the world including washington, d.c. >> we have photo enforcement deployed in the district and a 20% reduction in crashes and yours in the locations where cameras are deployed. >> roosevelt boulevard is an area of particular concern for drivers and pedestrians, where there tends to be multiple injuries and fatalities each year. broad and market streets are also major corridors where they would like to see improvements. but motorists and cyclists think enforcement would make it safer. >> even if it's a red light they don't stop, they really don't,
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if you are a pedestrian, you have to wait to make sure the person doesn't go through. >> people are ticketed that will change the culture. >> a solution won't come overnight and part of this initiative includes public outreach and education to change the behaviors of people as they travel through the city. on the ben franklin parkway, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." forget taking bold steps, dozens of students at la salle university took bald steps, they had their heads shaved to raise money for childhood cancer, this is one of three events around the city this month. the goal is to raise $110,000. great cause there. coming up health check. ali gorman breaks down the new reports pointing out supposed flaws in the nfl's concussion data. when "action news" continues. katie vo: she works as many hours as the guys do.
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york times" says that about 10% of concussions were left out a report from the nfl. the report was done 13 years ago and the league said it was a full accounting of all the concussions diagnosed by the team doctors from 1996 to 2001. well of those 100 missing, four are to dallas cowboys quarterback troy aiken. despite this being public knowledge. the nfl has been using their report as scientific evidence suggesting that concussions don't cause long-term injury and now they say that teams were not required to report every concussion. a new warning on zika virus, the head of the world health organization says the more we look the more we find. that it can cause birth defects and a syndrome that can paralyze
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muscles. the majority of cases are mild but if the virus continues to spread, experts say we could see a public health crisis with more newborns facing severe no neurological problems. and finally today a new study highlights an alarming trend when it comes to the number one killer, it seems that heart attack victims are younger than in the past. researchers looked at 4,000 patients over the span of 20 years, they were hoping to find out more about risk factors and could make healthy changes with lifestyle to decrease their chances of a heart attack. patients for the most recent years were four years younger than those at the start of the study and they were more likely to be obese, smoke or have high blood pressure, and diabetes. >> this is a group of patients that are unable to change their lifestyle and decrease their
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risk for heart attack. and we have some work ahead of us to make this happen. >> and expert as agree that it comes down to making your health a priority. from you battling diabetes or gained weight ask your doctor or nurse for a report. and ask your educator how to make changes and decrease the risks guys. >> thank you. lets go live outside now, we are taking a look at the commodore barry bridge, up next adam joseph has the forecast. don't let dust and allergies get between you
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time for the accuweather forecast. adam joseph is in for cecily. >> sunshine out there area wide and we are looking live at the ocean city boardwalk and at the shore. you are wondering why on such a beautiful day why is the boardwalk empty? there is a very good reason, the temperatures, we'll show you the temperatures at the shore in a second but if you look north and west there is a front coming in changing the direction from the east-northeast. montgomery county and north parts of montgomery county only in the 50s.
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chester and berks and lancaster county in the 60s and 70s right now. and as we head to the south we see along the shore, from ocean city north it's only in the 40s with the wind coming directly in off the ocean of 48, 57 in cinnaminson and glassboro, 72 degrees and 70 through the state of delaware, but it's all about location and the wind direction you are seeing, and in fact satellite and radar we show the southerly winds here and more of those easterly winds here to the north clashing through the atmosphere and low lying clouds locking in in ocean county and monmouth county and a dreary day from toms river through new york city and temperatures in the 40s, with a lot of cloud cover, as we look at satellite and radar, a front to the west, this area of showers arrives here in time for the rush hour especially north and west of philadelphia and the clouds thicken tonight and rain arrives
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late and we average 58 degrees in the evening and early part of the overnight hours and the temperatures rise into the 60s, 65 by 7:30 tomorrow morning and philadelphia 63 and 60s at the shore and you see the showers arriving in pennsylvania and then they start to move into new jersey mid to late morning with the actual cold front could be a rumble of thunder and by afternoon the sunshine returns from west to east, this is 3:00 a .25 inch of rain and temperatures going into the 70s, your easter sunday forecast here, we are looking at sunrise services and grab a light jacket and noon sun and clouds and 56 and 63 to top it off in the afternoon, and again clouds trying to fight that sunshine the second half of the weekend. the five-day at 5:00 forecast, early showers giving way to sun and 72 for tomorrow and cool and sunny for saturday and 60 degrees and 64 easter sunday and more in the way of cloud cover and a rainy dreary monday and it drys out tuesday as temperatures
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drop back to 56 degrees, we'll have the seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. >> all right adam we'll see you in the next half hour. more news when we come right back. stay with us. what's the most awarded ranking from top to bottom. luxury cars just seem like they would be top awarded. there better be some awards behind what you are paying for, right. the final answer. chevy. the most awarded car company two years in a row. wow, it's like a luxury car. i was shocked. i mean it's like, this is chevy? current qualified gm lessees can get a sign and drive lease on this chevy cruze limited for around $179 per month. find new roads at your local chevy dealer.
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"action news" continues with
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meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again, monica malpass is joining us tonight and here is what is happening on "action news" this evening, officials release information on the brussels terrorist attacks. americans share their stories of survival. violent criminals dozens from our area are rounded up by federal marshals and villanova looking for a sweet win against miami. a live report from louisville coming up. and the latest on the investigation into the blasts in brussels. there are more evidence linking the attacks to the tragedy in paris in november. one brother that targeted the metro station was wanted by french police for hiding suspects. and across belgium and
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neighboring countries continue to search for the suspect captured on video at the brussels airport wearing a white coat. is he part of a larger operation and several american families are waiting and praying for their missing loved ones. a brother and sister waiting to fly back to new york and a young man flying back to georgia to see his girlfriend were communicating during the last and then nothing. plus, we hear frightening accounts from survivors as it unfolded. marcy gonzales is live with more. >> reporter: good evening, belgium has lowered its terror level but there is heightened security across the country as police look for two suspects that they believe may still be on the run. across belgium a moment of silence for the 31 people killed and 300 injured in tuesday's
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terror attacks. >> i remember seeing an explosion the whole time -- i just told myself i'm make it i'll make it. >> the manhunt now expanding. police are looking for one the airport bombers and now searching for a suspect shown in surveillance images along the the suspect inside of the maalbeek subway station before the attack. and a failure of intelligence involving his brother. authorities admitting he was detained at the syrian border and departed back to europe and flagged by turkish authorities as a terrorist fighter but not by belgium officials. and that he left an apparent suicide note. saying he was being in a rush no longer knowing what to do and if he didn't act immediately he would be in a prison cell like him.
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they believe it's a reference to salah abdeslam one of the terror suspects captured last week. while his attorney denies any connection. this may have caused them to panic and accelerate their plans. >> and police are look together possibility that this terror cell may have had other potential targets. they used hidden cameras to watch of and keep an eye over one of belgium's top nuclear scientists. sharrie back to you. >> all right a lot of developments today and the coverage of the terrorists attacks in brussels continues at 6abc.com. we are constantly posting updates on this investigation and you can find pictures and videos from it's scene and reaction from around the world. back here strong spring storms continue to pound the midwest with snow, tornadoes and downpours. golf ball-size hail smashed
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windows across texas, plano, texas was among those hardest hit. wal-marts skylights were shattered and travelers trying to fly out of denver are still trying to get out after a blizzard yesterday. more than a foot of snow fell causing traffic tie-ups everywhere. >> a jetblue flight attendant that tried to smuggle 70 pounds of cocaine in her suitcate will get out of jail tomorrow. a federal judge issued a $500,000 bail for her first court appearance, she soundered in new york after fleeing los angeles international airport last week. she panicked and ditched her bag and designer heels and ran barefoot out of lax. world news with dave muir will have more on the storms and terror attacks in brussels.
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a federal raid targeting communities in wilmington and camden and across the country netted more than 800 arrests. look at this dramatic video taken by the u.s. marshals service. agents targeted suspects with open arrest wants like murder and armed robbery and aggravated assault. >> in delaware 55 high risk offenders were taken into custody and new jersey 74 people were arrested. we have much more on this massive raid by the marshals right now on 6abc.com. there we have posted dozens of those dramatic photos taken as the fugitives were hauled away. and we have photos of the marshal's most wanted suspects. a viewing was held today for a slain police officer who was a delaware county native. jacai colson was killed by a fellow office in a case of
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mistaken identity. this happened outside of a police station station in maryland with a suspect. colson will be laid to rest on monday at the lawncroft cemetery. police are looking for help identifying a car that ran down and kill add i man in hockessin last month. investigator say that a dark suv hit jeremiah mccarthy and his family is pleading with the driver to come forward. >> what you have done is wrong. and i like you to understand that i am willing to forgive you and my family is willing to forgive you, please, please come forward. >> investigators think the car say ford or chevy but they are asking the public to take a closer look at this photo. if you have any information you are asked to call police. traffic is running smoother tonight in delaware after a rough morning commute, several
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cars were hit by an axel that fell off a trash truck. one of drivers was injured but is expected to be okay. several lanes were shut down while police tried to clean up the mess. philadelphia's favorite ride is up and running again for the warmer months ahead. phoebe the phanatic and franklin from the sixers along with others they parked it in center city philadelphia to welcome the philly flashback back in service. the bus stops at the city's most popular attractions getting the visitors and residents to the best spots in town. time for and an update on the highways with matt pellman. >> people are getting out of town for the easter weekend on this thursday night. we are looking live at the schuylkill expressway as a result it's quite before usee and with the nice weather people want to be out and about, those travel times way over where they
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should be. 34 minutes. in east falls in fairmount park, the falls bridge reopen at 3:00 go ahead and use it and emergency maintenance has wrapped up. and a couple of accidents in the burbs, in upper gwinnett one along broad street by the cvs, and upper dublin at dresher road and welsh road. and pottstown watch for a crash at 100 southbound. and west goshen next to county hospital a crash at hill drive. rick and sharrie back over to you. >> more to come on "action news" tonight an important consumer recall from one of the largest baby food makers in the world. and villanova is gearing up for their sweet 16 show down in miami. we are live in louisville with a preview. the big differences in the
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mid-atlantic, new york is 55 and 65 in philadelphia. we are tracking rain as well in the accuweather forecast. >> adam thank you. we'll have the stories and more when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back.
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we have an important recall for people that serve their children gerber products, the company is recalling some food over packaging, the second food pouchs, peas and carrots. and the second is the carrots and apples and mangos variety that has a use by date of july 13th or 14th, gerber says a package defect could cause the food to spoil. and now ducis rogers is here with more on villanova taking the court. >> it's seven long years since villanova is this far in the naacp tournament.
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and now just hour as way from the match-up with the miami hurricanes. jeff skversky is live in rueville with the preview. >> this is how locked in the villanova wildcats are, when they locked up and scored 54 points a school record, the guys were intense and getting on one another about playing better and it wasn't good enough. that is how locked in they are. here is head coach, jay wright and the wildcats are arriving in louisville and believe they have to play much better if they are going to move on to the elite eight. >> villanova's attitude heading into tonight's game in miami, what happened in brooklyn stays in brooklyn, as well as they have played so far they believe they have to be better tonight in the sweet 16. >> i am not content and thinking
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we are invincible. we have to rely on our defensive rebounding to win games for us. >> it starts with our preparation and defensive rebounding and that will fuel everything else and gives us the best chance to get to the final four. >> villanova players say that jay wright has given them tough love over the past couple of days and wants them to keep their edge so they can keep playing. >> when you get to the point in a tournament where you lose focus on being a basketball player and get excited about where you are that is where it ends. >> we do not want to see that happen to the villanova wildcats. live in louisville, jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." philadelphia is part of the naacp tournament as well. the wells fargo center is hosting the east regional
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tomorrow, wisconsin and notre dame the early game indiana and north carolina in the night game. and this is like a home game for him. >> this is a lot of fun and cool to be here and a lot of fans and really excited for the opportunity. >> former eagles full back kevin turner lost his battle with als and died today he was 46 years old. turner spent five seasons in the nfl with the eagles, he was diagnosed with als in 2010, he made it his life mission to find a cure for this disease and former teammate donovan mctweeted we miss you. the flyers currently hold the last playoff spot in the eastern conference and the sixers led the nuggets on the road by two points when this
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happened -- he tossed one 35 feet at the buzzer and the sixers lost and are 9-63 on the season. that is nine victims on the season. >> remember i did that, that shot? >> i don't. >> it didn't happen. the twists and turns and surprises continues on an all new tgit. >> tonight includes the series premier of the catch the latest from the creator shondra reims but first an all new "grey's anatom anatomy". >> i said no. >> so this should be easy. >> good you are here, we have a transplant on deck. >> hi. >> hi. >> will thorpe. >> are you thorpe -- i mean hello. >> could meredith be ready to jump into the dating pull and jackson finds out about april's
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pregnancy. that is on gray's tonight at 8:00. next issue -- opening statements. >> i'm pulling my candidate. >> that is some sore losing there. >> it's no secret they are friends and she will let him run wild and all the air time. >> no light and no buzzer. >> we are out. >> olivia is not playing around on tonight's all new scandal after melee make a faux pas and olivia must decide how to fix it all that is tonight on "scandal" at 9:00. >> i want to find him. >> we will. >> i want to do it today. >> no. what we do -- right -- >> what? do you know about christopher? >> and tonight is the seriess premier of the catch, alice vaughn is l.a.'s top private
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investigators but becomes her own clients when christopher cons her out of millions and disappears. and we spoke to marie who plays alice. >> he is so trustworthy and beloved by his audience and he is a person that you want to believe everything that comes out of his mouth so the turn, is set up to be very painful and surprising. >> when asked about her new role, she says it's quote, like an actor's playground. >> a jam packed tgit. starting with "grey's anatomy" and "scandal" at 9:00. and the series premier of "the catch" get in on the conversation and use the hashtag of the show followed by #~ 6
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meteorologist, adam joseph is here now with another nice day. and temperatures will dip a bit as we go into the weekend but they don't dip to the levels below normal just a lot cooler than what we experienced yesterday, today and tomorrow.
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as we look at double scan live radar lots of sunshine and no precipitation whatsoever, and clouds that have pushed in in northern parts of ocean county and on the verge of trenton due to an easterly wind, and in fact, we look at temperatures and they vary because of location, in one county in philadelphia south philadelphia 65 degrees with sunshine northeast philadelphia it's sunny there too but only 57 degrees, an 8 degree difference in the 20 miles because of the wind coming in off the water especially in northern parts of new jersey and even southern parts of the shore communities, sea isle city 50 and 65 trenton and 71 in millville. the numbers are all over the place because of the southerly wind here bringing the warmth easterly wind here bringing in the chill. as we look at satellite 6 along with action radar a lot of cloud cover and any precipitation is
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lifting up into eastern canada and pushing up into the ohio valley and this is along the cold front that sweeps down to the gulf coast states and chicago and moving across the canadian border even if you are cooler in eastern new jersey you'll warm ahead of this front overnight. as we look at 8:30 tonight. 48 in allentown and 58 in atlantic city while we are in the 60s to the south and west of philadelphia and trenton up to 63 and 65 in philadelphia with the rain arriving from the north and west. it's a wet start to your friday especially north and west of philadelphia for the morning commute. showers start to arrive and near 70 at lunch time tomorrow and breaking into the 70s in the afternoon and even at the shore in lakehurst and trenton sun
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returns, a .25 inch of rain as the front passes through early tomorrow morning. as we look at saturday high pressure is purling in over new england, sending a northeasterly wind and only 60 here and cooler but the 60 is above average this time of year with wall-to-wall sunshine and then easter sunday and bright and cool at 9:00 a.m. at 46 degrees and lunch time 56 and 4:00 in the afternoon nice and mild and 53 but it's not as bright as saturday as some clouds start to work in here during your second half of the weekend. the exclusive accuweather forecast we go from showers and sun on good friday bumping the numbers to 72 and we drop 12 degrees on saturday and wall-to-wall sunshine from start to finish and clouds enter on easter surround and dry all day at 64 degrees and another system pulls in a rainy, dreary start and 63 and breezy and cooler and drier and 56 and we warm back
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into the 60s on wednesday and thursday breezy and milder. so a little wet to start your friday and the rest of the weekend is dry guys. >> thank you adam. actor and comedian gary shandling has died. he passed away at a los angeles hospital earlier today. he was not reportedly suffering from any illnesses, and was best known for the gary chandler show and the larry sanders show. he was 66 years old.
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a teacher accused of having a relationship with a student the investigation straight ahead. a computer glitch causing problems for drivers using motorcycle services. and the big reveal is coming up
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next. that and much more on the way at 6:00. for adam joseph, and the entire "action news" team. join me next for "action news" at 6:00. i'm backing josh shapiro for attorney general because things have to change. we need criminal justice reform because our prisons are far too overcrowded. we have to deal with drug addiction through treatment, not incarceration.
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and use our prison for those who are truly violent. and we need to get illegal guns off our streets. i'm joining with ed rendell and leaders across our area in supporting josh. josh shapiro will be an attorney general committed to fairness and equal justice. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. thursday night jim is off and i'm rick williams, the falls bridge opens a week ahead of schedule and a technical glitch is causing problems at a kiosk.
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and a teacher is in jail after being accused of sending sexual texts to her student. she is a teacher in middletown, delaware. police say she had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy. reporter gray hall is in middletown tonight with more on how the incident finally came to life. >> reporter: well rick, this actually came to light when the victims mother came across his cell phone and across the sexually inappropriate email by his teacher and now the teacher is facing at least a half dozen charges. >> people are shocked and outraged because of the middle school teacher nicole

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