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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. nice to be back. >> yeah. >> it is 4:30 on this wednesday mr. 30. >> we're following several new stories this morning. investigators are looking for the arsonist who set a front porch on fire overnight. >> philadelphia police are trying to figure out if a teenager shot in the back is an innocent bystander. we're live with the latest. >> a berks county arena is implementing new security measures in response to recent terror attacks. >> first up let's find out how cold it or not cold it will be with dave murphy. it was cold yesterday david.
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>> temperatures have dipped this morning. we'll talk about that in a second. on the satellite map though we have very little cloud cover out there. it was there yesterday early in the day and then it really cleared out and we are looking at another pretty sunny day but as you can see here a lot of numbers are in the 30's now. 36 in wilmington, 33 trenton. just 29 fleas allentown and while we are holding 40 in philadelphia, over the next couple hours we'll probably dip down into at least the upper 30's so it is coat weather again this morning, little extra gear on the bus stop. temperatures on the bus stop probably between 34 and 36 between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock in a lot of neighborhoods. not as breezy today. the winds have fallen back. mainly clear skies but a cold start. we'll wind up milder later today. 47 degrees by 11 o'clock. 1 o'clock 53 with plenty of sunshine. by 3 o'clock 58 and we probably will briefly touch 60 this afternoon at about 4 o'clock before we see those numbers begin to tumble again later on tonight. and as we take a look at the pollen count it is going to be high the next three days back down to medium high levels on saturday and that's partly because we have rain coming
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in. matt pelman i'll talk more about that rain which could be here tomorrow night. that's coming up. >> all right, but hopefully not as many downed trees and downed wires today with those winds not quite as bad. good morning, everybody. we still have plenty of overnight construction in the process of wrapping up, some of it on 95 in bucks county. these are the southbound lanes past 413 as you head towards street road, woodhaven road. you can see just the left lane is opened for southbound drivers. these crews should be out of here before too long and the crews were not out and about at least not closing the vine street expressway overnight. as you can see everything's opened between the schuylkill and broad street. we're a year into that project happening on the vine but right now no overnight closures happening. there is overnight construction on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound in bucks county between street road and dell val. wedged after that big vehicle fire yesterday right off the toll bridge advising trucks and buses to stay to the left as you come off of that bridge this morning. 422 overnight construction going on on the westbound lanes at 23.
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left lane out of commission but they should be out of here within the next hour. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new this morning, police are searching for the fire bug who torched the front porch of a home in the cobbs creek neighborhood. the action cam was on the scene in the 1000 block of south 50th street just after midnight. a woman inside the home called 911. she saw flames on her porch and feared that she would be trapped inside. crews quickly put out the fire and that woman escaped and harmed. >> new from the city's cobbs creek section a shooting left a man critically injured. gunfire went off on the 800 block of south cecil street at 11:00 last night. the 26-year-old man was shot in the chest, head and arm. he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. police tell "action news" that at least one shell casing was found inside the house leading them to believe he was shot inside his own home. >> police are trying to determine if the shooting of a 14-year-old boy was intentionally or if this boy was an innocent victim. right now that teen is in critical condition. katherine scott is live now at
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police headquarters. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. and that 14-year-old remains in the hospital this morning in very critical condition. we're told that he was in surgery overnight and what exactly happened last night remains under investigation. but investigators were out in west philadelphia. they say at least eight shots were fired in this shooting last night. it happened around 9:30 and police say the shooting happened on the 200 block of north simpson street but the victim, a 14-year-old boy was found around 60th and vine. how he got there remains under investigation. he was shot once in his back. he was taken to penn presbyterian hospital in very critical condition. investigators are still trying to piece together what happened. >> right now we do not have a motive for the shooting. we don't have a description of a shooter or shooters. we're not even certain at this time if this 14-year-old victim was the intended target
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or if he was hit with a stray bullet. >> reporter: and southwest detectives continue to work this case. they were looking for surveillance footage around the scene of the shooting and along vine street to see if there's any footage that can help in this investigation. we're live at police headquarters, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thank you katherine. republican frontrunner donald trump has changed his mind. now saying if someone else gets picked to be the gop nominee, he will not support him. trump is also defending his campaign manager charged with roughing up a reporter. bc's megan hughes reports from washington. >> reporter: all three republican candidates appearing on stage separately in wisconsin last night for a cnn town hall. donald trump quick to make waves backing out of republican candidate's loyalty pledge. >> do you pledge to support whoever the republican nominee is. >> no, no. >> you don't. >> no. we'll see who it is. >> reporter: every candidate is weighing in on the latest
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shakeup in the trump campaign manager corey lewandowski facing a criminal charge of battery. lewandowski moves forward to grab her and pull her back allegedly gripping her arm. >> it shouldn't be complicated that members of the campaign staff should not be physically assaulting the press. >> when you have problems like that you have to act. >> reporter: trump has stood by him. >> corey is a fine person. >> reporter: outside trump's event last night new tensions. a 15-year-old protestor was pepper sprayed as she clashed with trump supporters. democrats have been quick to pounce. >> ultimately the responsibility is mr. trump's. >> reporter: bernie sanders in an interview on cnn. >> what has concerned me very much about donald trump is the edgyesness of calls for violence around his campaign. >> reporter: when it comes to that republican loyalty
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pledge ted cruz and john kasich last night would not commit to backing trump if he becomes the nominee t megan hughes washington. >> downtown redding is beefing up its security. 17 metal detectors will be station around that arena at all four entrances. the move comes at a time when public venues are stepping up efforts to thwart terrorism or other attacks. reading mayor wali scott is looking to bring those machines to city hall. >> happening today, the villanova wildcats will leave for houston. they play the oklahoma sooners on saturday in the school's first final four appearance since 2009. nova nation is gearing up for the weekend. fans are flocking to the campus bookstore to buy final four merchandise. it arrived on shelves yesterday. 6abc will be with the wildcats every step of the way.
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jeff skversky and villanova alum alicia vitarelli will be reporting live from texas starting tomorrow night right here on "action news." >> the other day she posted a picture of herself with a big villanova sign, her first day of freshman year. exciting for her. >> a look back. >> still to come on "action news" first graders in alaska are accused of trying to kill a classmate. >> a gas station customer describes how he handled a violent robbery attempt in new york. you will also see it next. david. >> here's something we haven't seen in awhile. i'm putting the extra gear on the kids because most neighborhoods are in the 30's this morning but this afternoon they can probably go a little bit easier on the gear. after all, it is almost april. i'll have your afternoon call and a couple of chances of rain in the seven-day forecast. that's just ahead. >> ♪
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>> new here on "action news" a lightning strike near three firefighters left them injured
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in boca rat tone florida and they were just battling a house fire. investigators say they were securing a water hose to their truck when it happened. it apparently wasn't a direct hit luckily but all three firefighters are suffering from hearing problems. lightning also caused problems in dorral florida. a bolt struck this home damaging its chimney. >> scary he. >> yeah. >> no kidding. all right, well, less scary in the weather today. we don't have those strong blustery winds. matt pelman was telling me how many wires and trees were down especially monday night. a few more yesterday but not today. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us that we're dry. taking a look outside we have the airport and that camera not shaking all that much because winds have dropped off quite a bit. taking a look at temperatures, though, they have also dropped off. that 40 in philadelphia as you'll see in a moment at a high water mark really. most of us are in the 30's. winds much lighter, though, out of the north at just 6 miles per hour and as we take a look at those temperatures across the region in allentown we're actually down to 29. close to that in reading. and 33 degrees in trenton,
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lancaster, 36 in wilmington, 34 in millville, 41 in cape may. so, most of you in the 30's and philadelphia will probably drop down into the 30's before too much longer. so, it feels cold this morning. this might make you feel a little bit better. this is the month of march and all of these days highlighted in red are all the days we were above average this month. overall even though it's cold this morning it has been a fairly mild march. 7.3 degrees above average throughout the month. and that's a real change from last year. this year we're above average. remember how cold -- seemed like winter never wanted to give up last year. march was 4.4 degrees below. it's been a good month but we have to battle through a cool start this morning. there's no cloud cover out there. we'll see plenty of sunshine not only this morning but through the majority of the day. 36 degrees by 8 o'clock. 43 by 10 o'clock and as we get past about 10 or 11 o'clock, it will start to feel better. by 3 o'clock, we're up to 58 degrees. and we're actually looking at a high of 60 at around 4 o'clock this afternoon. and again, winds much lighter.
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here are your highs across the region. up close to 60 in allentown. 60 on the nose in reading. 58 in trenton and wilmington. 56 in millville and down the shore, next to that cool ocean water as is pretty typical this time of year we're a little bit cooler but that 52 still not bad. and then tomorrow, well, tomorrow is going to really shoot up temperature-wise. we'll see a nice high of 72 in the afternoon. there is a frontal boundary to the north and another one coming in from the west. it looks like we'll probably be dry during the daytime period tomorrow but once we get past 6, 7, 8 o'clock, we'll be on the lookout for the arrival of the next round of rain. by 11 o'clock, at least parts of the region are seeing some showers and there might be some rumble of thunder around tomorrow night and overnight friday also looks a little choppy with some off and on periods of rain. your seven-day from accuweather sunny today but not as windy a high of 60 degrees. overall a pretty pleasant afternoon and then tomorrow clouds will increase but we're mainly dry during the day and a nice high of 72. then later at night we get showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder. and then friday we'll have rain at times. won't be a total washout but
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pretty damp. the payoff though is that ahead of that can cold front we'll get up to 74 degrees so a couple of very mild days on the way. enjoy that while you've got it because we start to get cool heading back into the weekend. on saturday, breezy, cooling down to a high of just 60. there could be a spotty shower around at times on saturday. not a washout and then sunday windy and chilly with a high of just 47 and again there could be a spotty shower around but again not a washout so both saturday and sunday cooler, on the windy side and just a little bit damp. on monday, clouds, some sun, 50 is the high but overnight we get down to 36 degrees and there is the chance of some late day or night time rain on monday which might even mix with just a couple of wet snowflakes at night particularly north and west. and then tuesday mostly cloudy and 51 and again that unsettled pattern continues with a spotty shower. remember when we're not on the air here on 6abc, you can always get the latest weather information by going to our web site and there will be a little bit to talk about in the coming days with those spotty showers
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around. good time period to have that storm tracker6 app on your smartphone. >> sure. always. thanks, david. archaeologists are digging at the boyhood home of malcolm x. the two week dig began yesterday. organization lope to uncover more about malcolm x's early life. the former malcolm little became a minister and the spokesman for the nation of islam in the 1950's and 60's. he eventually renounced the radical black muslim group and was gunned down by its followers in new york city in 1965. >> new this morning three first grade students in anchorage alaska have been suspended after plotting to kill one of their little classmates. investigators say three girls at winter berry charter school were planning on using silica gel packets from their lunch bags to poison and kill another student. the gel isn't toxic but the students thought it was. another classmate notified a teacher. the principal says the girls will be returning to class after a multiple day suspension.
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no charges will be filed. it's not clear why the girls targeted their classmate. a can customer an clerk fought off a would be robber at a new york gas station. 20-year-old rob phelps was talking to the manager sunday morning. that's when a man with a knife grabbed him from behind and demanded money. phelps said he made a split second decision to fight back. >> he's holding it like this and the tip of the knife was right between my eyes and at that moment it was so quick it was like dude don't do it, if i don't do anything i'm going to die. >> so he did something. phelps and the manager pushed the man back out the door and called police. authorities are still looking for that suspect. >> time right now 4:46. can coming up later on "action news" a-south jersey police department turns to social media to thank a family for an unexpected gift. >> next up in business, why a summertime treat could cost you a little bit more this year. that's when "action news" comes back.
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>> ♪ >> good morning everyone. all lit up at atlantic city, new jersey, at this early hour. it's 4:49. here on city avenue, it's 42 degrees. down that were at the shore it's 34 a-lot chillier getting up to a high of 53 degrees with some sunshine. what do you think of that, matt pelman.
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>> on this i liki think i like . flashing lights on 422. construction crews outer and about on the westbound lanes by route 23. once again this morning they're taking out the left lane so you come out of king of prussia and head out past the casino here, stay to your right. at this point no delays and eastbound overnight work has cleared out so eastbound everything is opened and ready for you and of course that's the direction most of you go in the morning anyway. on the northeast extension, overnight construction crews just cleared a couple minutes ago. we were working between quakertown and mid-county, a couple zones on one on each side. everything is gone now. so use that as well. if you want to use the roosevelt boulevard extension this morning so far so good. no complaints as you can come southbound passing ridge of a headed down towards the schuylkill expressway. conditions on the schuylkill as well as 95 are also favorable early this morning. a lot of speeds in the mid-50's with dry conditions. don't forget, we've got that overnight construction, the resurfacing work going on now close to city hall along north broad street so until 5:00,
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7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night they're working out there and you want to watch out for the crews. construction crews dune in egg harbor township atlantic county. they're working on the a.c. expressway eastbound between the parkway and route nine blocking a couple lanes until 6:30 this morning and until friday, the ramp from the garden state parkway southbound to the a.c. expressway is closed for some construction so if that's your ramp normally, i would use the off-ramp at the white horse pike or the black horse pike instead. and it's carneys point township route 48 closed until the end of march next year so that's long term. penns grove-auburn road an alternate there. matt. >> thanks matt. terminix reached a deal with the federal government over the sickening of a family from delaware. steve esmond and his family became ill while staying at a resort in saint john in the u.s. virgin islands last year. their two sons are still recovering. the government says terminix was using methyl bromide at the resort even though it was banned in 1984. the pest company has agreed to
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pay a total of $10 million in criminal fines. >> ♪ >> time now to talk about business here at the big board. a casino in south philadelphia is not necessarily a sure bet. the pennsylvania supreme court unanimously ordered state regulators to go back and rihanna view the casino's owners. this centers around a wealthy businessman. the court has concerns about his stake in this project because he also has a steak in the parx casino so they're going to take another look. there's several reports out this morning that ice cream which you have to have during the summer could cost you a little bit more. that's because there's vanilla shortage. madagascar suffered a bad harvest and that african country produces much of the world's supply. some companies are paying twice as much as they usually do for vanilla. the major stock indices saw some gains on tuesday. the dow jumped 97 points. this morning futures look they're pointing yet again a higher open. snapchat is now offering new features in its popular
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app. you can send video messages or audio notes to friends. you will still be able to send normal messages and photos as before. so, does all of this disappear? is that the thing with snapchat. >> that's the thing. they like it. like memories, you know, sometimes you just forget them. >> ♪ 4:53. still to come can on "action news" parents of the young children seen in anline video cursing spitting and hitting passengers on a septa train speak out about the incident. we'll have a live report at 5:00 a.m. >> two people are injured after a driver loses control and crashes into a philadelphia home. that story is next up on "action news."
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>> three people were taken to the hospital after fire in philadelphia's burholme section. from chopper6 hd you can see flames shooting from the roof of a home on the 1100 block of napfle street. three people were treated at the hospital and then released. two people are recovering after this wreck in philadelphia's olney section. police say a driver lost control and hit a parked car then slammed into the side of a home. this happened around 9 o'clock last night at fourth and west ashdale streets. it's unclear if anyone was inside the home which did sustain some minor damage to that crash. >> this is new on "action news." cherry hill police went on social media to thank a family for a kind gesture on a somber day. four off duty officers traveled to maryland for
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officer jacai colson's viewing late last week. the delaware county native was killed outside of the prince george's county police station where he worked. the cherry hill officers later stopped at a baltimore restaurant where they met a family from lindenwold. the family paid for the officers' meals and wrote on the back of the receipt this message. god bless you fellas. it is 4:57. still ahead on "action news," a very devoted little hockey fan is the subject of a very popular internet meme. we'll tell you his story. >> we have an update on a horse's recovery in chester county. it had been shot more than 100 times with paint balls. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday march 30th. here's what's happening. >> we have an update on the children who were caught being rowdy and disgusting on a septa train. "action news" has tracked down their parents and you will hear from them. >> after the crisis in flint schools in the tri-state region are focused on testing their water systems. we have an update. >> and the villanova wildcats and their fans are ready to take their game to a whole new level. now the team is gearing up for the final four showdown. >> excited, nervous, anxious, all those things, i'm sure the entire delaware valley feels that way. let's head over to dave murphy. he's got a look at your accuweather and matt pelman is in for karen rogers. good morning. >> we're off to a clear but cool start you can seat lack


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