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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 veneroso.
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>> i don't find 13-year-olds attra attractive. >> police say she sent more than 1,000 explicit pictures and videos. and she would tell the teen she loved him and according to the victim one text said this is not like me, i'm scared and fearful and guarded and i don't leave myself vulnerable i don't understand how you have that after on me. >> there must be something wrong with the teacher and they need help. >> people are people -- >> the investigation started in january when the teenage victim's mother told her she found sexual content on his cell phone and they determined that the teacher was in a
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relationship with the teacher since 2013 and this has many parents on guard. >> unfortunately for the parents now you have to keep an eye on your kids and keep an eye on everything. >> reporter: and back out live, court documents also reveal that the suspect told the victim to quote, delete everything, and taught private lessons off campus and police say parents if you feel your child was inappropriately approached by this teacher you should call authorities. >> gray thank you. you may want to make sure you have cash or coins on hand if you park your vehicle on the streets of philadelphia. park authority kiosks are not accepting credit card payments at this time and it's a temporary problem with the wireless transmission and drivers can use the meter up phone app to pay for parking. and a trip to new jersey's
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motorcycle services can be aggravating on any given day but more so today because of a network wide glitch, it brought traffic to a stand still and frustration for customers as well. sara bloomquist is live from cherry hill tonight. >> reporter: all across the state of new jersey today a motorcycle service center including the one behind me people came to get driver's licenses and permits and i.d.'s because the computers were down. something the state called a hardware failure. realizing they will have to come back another day. >> they told me the computers were down. >> it's a big inconvenience. >> one by one they arrived documents and checks in hand but left after finding out that the motorcycle vehicle computer were down across new jersey, no drivers licenses or permits not for any new jersey residents.
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not today. >> they could only do registrations or titles, they couldn't do any i.d.'s. they called it a hardware failure. and they were working on a repair and until it's fixed you bet there was frustration. >> the only thing i can say, you can quote me, computers make our life so much easier. >> we drove all over to find it and here we are. >> caitlyn had a babysitter and got her hair done anticipating the new photo. >> my license expires at the end of the month, what do i do? when else can i get here. >> they posted an alert on their website but most people missed it, and they can't come back tomorrow because locations are closed for good friday. >> closed tomorrow but open on saturday. >> she said already it's going be very, very busy. >> have to come back next week at some point. >> we wanted to know exactly
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what the problem is and when it will be fixed. they are work on a repair but a spokesperson would not answer our questions and referred us back to the motorcycle commission. their answer, we are trying to figure it out. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." all right sara thank you. work is complete and the falls bridge is open again for vehicle traffic. the bring over the schuylkill river reopened this afternoon and that is actually a week ahead of schedule and the bridge was closed for two months while the crews reenforced steel beams. atlantic city mayor, don guardian spoke with the impending shut down of city services and says the city will run out of money on april 8th and blames the state for not passing a financial rescue package and christie says that it stems from years of overspending. and will only sign the bill if
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amended. guardian is deciding what services will shut down next month. now, to the race for the white house, and a new 6 abc franklin and marshall poll shows one presidential candidate surging in pennsylvania. donald trump leads 33% among republican voters but john kissic is a close second with 30% and ted cruz with 20%. kasich numbers have doubled in pennsylvania since marco rubio has dropped out and hillary clinton holds a sizable lead 53% to bernie sanders's 28%. here is a key figure, 46% are still undecided in the senate race. pat toomey is run unopposed. we are just about an hour away from tip-off, villanova will take on the miami hurricanes in a sweet 16 match-up tonight and the game of course is in kentucky but there is excitement here at home as philadelphia is also playing
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host to some tournament games at the wells fargo center. john rawlins is live at the wells fargo center center with more. >> rick, this is the first regional here in philadelphia since 2001 and regionals mean people from out of town and out of town visitors coming in, folks from wisconsin and indiana and carolina, they need hotel rooms and places to eat. it means an adult beverage or two and they will spend money in the local economy. >> it's a four day party type atmosphere and you spend money. >> that is music to the ears of the people until the hospitality and tourism business, an estimated 17,000 people expected in town were already at the wells fargo center center to watch their teams practice.
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this weekend's sweet 16 visitors have stacked up 10,000 room nights that is half the impact of the army navy game but still a good weekend for those that cater to visitors. >> we brought cash and we are ready to spend it. >> fans like to spend and tweet and put on facebook where they are and what they are doing. and that say plus for getting philadelphia's message out. >> we are taking the kids to franklin institute and going downtown. >> and a cheesesteak? >> yes. pats or gino's. >> we are looking for the art museum where rocky ran up the steps. >> are you spending money? >> yes absolutely. >> that will make the founding fathers happy? >> you got that right. >> the four teams here
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wisconsin, indiana, notre dame and north carolina practiced here today and the practice was free, but not the case tomorrow night when they play the game. tickets range from $400 a seat to $1800 a seat. indeed march madness. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news,". >> thank you. still to come on "action news" thursday night. a disabled veteran gets a much deserved home make over thanks to the generosity of volunteers, see his reaction to the upgrades coming up. and villanova is getting ready for their sweet 16 match-up. >> reporter: hey guys, villanova does not expect to pour it on against miami even though they dominated so far. a preview coming up in sports. all of this is pushing to the east and arrive in time for the morning rush for some of us, we'll show you future tracker 6 coming up in the accuweather
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this was an emotional day for a veteran living in pennsylvania, he is returning home after his house got quite the make overtoday was the big unveiling and reporter vernon odom was right there. >> reporter: volunteers by the dozens feverishly working to complete a makeover of the
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matthew street home in sinking spring. this is the home of vietnam veteran gary and his wife judy, gary lost his leg in combat in 69 and an infection in his right leg years later left him in a wheelchair season these volunteers from home depot. set up an accessible shower be putting in bathroom fixtures and on down the line. the volunteers value their mission. >> trying to get through the programs and support them take months for the resources available for them. gary could not wait any longer. >> gary lost his leg in vietnam, and just to be able to thank him for that, is an credincredible
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following. gary and judy stayed in the hotel and the renovations were complete and are grateful to be back home today to see the complete makeover of their home of 30-years. >> it will make a big difference you know. my life has been struggling and whatever you had to get or needed you had to work for it. >> this is unbelievable. and the people, i don't even know the people -- and they were willing to put in their time and effort to help us. >> home depot says they have transformed more than 25,000 veterans homes since 2011 leaving everyone with a sense of happiness and fulfillment. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." transplant patients that are unable to attend an upcoming walk had one of their own today. they walks the halls of penn medicine to support be the walk
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in the delaware river basin to preserve our clean water, and to always protect medicare and social security. i'm shaughnessy naughton and i approve this message. ducis is counting down the tip-off s the like we are waiting for a year for this one. >> it feels like it. villanova has been the number one seed in the country but playing in the sweet 16 is different, today they get miami with a trip to the elite eight on the line. jeff skversky is live in louisville, kentucky with a preview. >> reporter: hey ducis villanova is the best shooting team so far they shoot the three's but
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defense, that is the plan defense, what they call villanova basketball. here is senior ryan and company getting ready for the biggest game of their lives, it's win or go home in 55 minutes, despite everything on the line, the guys say they will not be nervous when they tip-off. >> villanova senior, ryan does not want to feel the pain ever again, this is his last shot at winning it all while making it to the sweet 16 was sweet they want to beat miami. >> we are focused and hopefully we can finish this whole thing off in houston. >> we are not satisfied. we are trying to get better and move forward. there is great stuff in our journey but we are trying to go forward. >> the final four is just two
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wins away. >> yes, we have to focus on defense. >> nova needs the defense in a big way especially stopping guards angel rodriguez and sheldon mcclellan who have scored 33% of miami's points. >> archie and josh hart will have their handed full with those two, especially angel rodriguez only nine players in the tournament have scored more points and he is red hot and they must stop him tonight to get to the elite eight. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." full back kevin turner lost his battle with als, he was 46 years old. he spent five seasons in the nfl
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with the eagles, he was diagnosed in 2010 and made it his life's mission to fight als. deuce stanley said we lost a good man and good teammate today. the playoff push for the flyers. they currently sit in the final playoff spot. and the sixers were winning by two but lost, they are 9-63 on the year. the cleveland browns have signed r gg 3 to a two year contract. here in spring training, gives up on the baseball and he is like dude the ball is right there. but the batter trots around for
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an inside-the-park home run. >> bone head -- >> he does that every now and then, checks out. thank you ducis. >> two local officials stepped on the scale to kick off they are annual weight loss competiti competition. the battle of the badges with the philadelphia fire and police departments. the most weight loss will capture the trophy and the fire department is leading in the overall standings 15-14. katie vo: she works as many hours as the guys do.
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families need it; you've earned it. and our parents have earned social security and medicare-- i'll protect them. i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn. meteorologist, adam joseph
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is here now with a changing forecast slightly tomorrow. showers come through in the first part of the day, and it sticks around for the entire weekend. a lot of sunshine across the entire area but temperatures were all over the place depending on your location, at the shore it was extremely chilly today and we are looking live on sky 6 hd in cape may, you can see the choppy winds from the east-southeast and ocean temperatures own in the 40s. trenton 57 and 40s now. and lehigh valley 64 degrees and philadelphia we hit 69 and wilmington today 71 degrees, it really was the battle of the southerly winds here and we are
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still in the 70s in the entire state of delaware. and the easterly wind, 47 in trenton and 48 in beach haven and 55 in allentown and the easterly wind will lose and the southerly wind will take over and all the numbers will start to rise in the eastern and northern areas. ocean county and monmouth county and new york city saw little sunshine and we zoom out near chicago this low pressure will go across the u.s.-canadian border aiming towards ottawa and the rain showers will push in here for the morning rush home. the clouds are thickening up and the rain arrives late and we drop to 58 in philadelphia and then we'll rise after the midnight hour after the winds switch from the east to the south. future tracker 6 by 7:30 tomorrow morning, you see the
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areas in the 40s will already be in the 60s by tomorrow morning, shower as arrive in philadelphia to the north and west and a wetter morning rush in pennsylvania, compared to new jersey and southern delaware, by 11:00 tomorrow morning, on the verge of 70 degrees a rumble of thunder and only looking at a .25 inch of rain and temperatures warm into the 70s for much of the area. then high pressure settles in over new england on saturday and winds counterclockwise and drain to the northeast and 60 and that is average for this time of year. and easter sunday more cloud cover but stays dry and grab a jacket for sunrise services at 41. and 50s by noon and 60s into the middle part of the day. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 72 tomorrow and wet to start. sunny to finish and 64 on sunday with sun and clouds and rainy,
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dreary monday with temperatures at 63 degrees and that system quickly exists and it's breezy and 56 and we climb back into the 60s, wednesday and thursday so overall looking pretty good here as we go into the easter weekend. >> thank you. abc world news next on channel 6, "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams and ducis rogers. now for jim gardner and meteorologist, cecily tynan, adam joseph, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm rick williams have a nice evening we hope you'll join us tonight at 11:00. go nova.
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breaking news tonight. the terror attack s and what u.. authorities have now discovered. they believe they know who that mystery man is. tonight, investigators say two of the suicide bombers, two brothers, had nuclear ambitions. ten hours of their own surveillance, now discovered. what they were recording. and the basketball player from the u.s., the image from the airport sceeen around the world. tonight, our interview right here. the young father talking about his little girls back in michigan. the race for the white house. this donald trump tweet putting an image of ted cruz's wife next to melania trump. late today, ted cruz lashing out. >> donald, you're a sniveling coward and leave heidi the hell alone. severe weather hitting right now. the hail, the dangerous winds. major highways shut down after a blizzard buries much of the country.

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