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hi, jeff. >> reporter: hey, guys, villanova coach jay wright was only 10 years old when he says he fell in love with villanova basketball. he was watching ironically the final four game in 1971 that was played here in houston of all places. now, nova didn't win that year, they lost to ucla but now jay wright decades later can finally take home a trophy from texas. >> came here to win a national championship. >> reporter: and here we are in the national championship game tonight against north carolina. villanova is on the brink of winning their second title in school history, they're dreaming about cutting down the nets tonight. >> shining moment you're on the court you have the confetti flying on you with your brother, you definitely want to have a feeling of something that definitely drives you and if you have -- if we can be in that position, it's going to be amazing. >> reporter: it would be an
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amazing feeling not only for villanova but for the city of philadelphia who is starving for their first championship since the 2008 phillies. >> for the city i think it would be great. i think our professional teams are unfortunately not doing too hot and i think that if we could do that, i think that would be -- bring great pride to the city. >> we haven't had a championship there in awhile and first to come to houston to be able to do that for the city and our university would be great. >> reporter: the phillies and the soul are the only two teams in philadelphia that have won claims since villanova's last parade in 1985. the city, yeah, is starving for another parade on broad street and villanova is only 40 minutes of basketball away from winning it all. they're taking on the north carolina tarheels tonight. can you wait for the national championship game? we're live in houston at the final four, jeff skversky, channel6 "action news." guys. >> thank you, jeff. and with a victory celebration
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of course top of the mind for many on the main line local officials though are gearing up for a long night. radnor township police have set up a command center in their headquarters to monitor the game and of course all the activity on the streets. state and local police departments elsewhere say they are also ready to help out in case anything does get out of hand. meantime excitement is building on campus itself. in less than three hours the doors of the pavilion open to students for a giant watch party and walter perez continues our team coverage from villanova with more on that. hi, walter. >> reporter: hey, monica. we haven't seen a single soul on campus student faculty not wearing some kind of villanova basketball gear somewhere on their body. the campus is psyched and focused on tonight's mission, beat carolina and win the first national title since 1985. nova nation simply can't wait. >> reporter: the wildcats seem to be peaking out at the right time coming off that
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dominating performance against oklahoma on saturday and the enthusiasm of students here on campus is peaking out as well. >> it's insane. saturday night was one of the craziest nights i've ever experienced. it was awesome. atmosphere was insane. >> reporter: tonight a watch party is planned at the pavilion as villanova basketball merchandise continues to fly out the door cbs3 "eyewitness news" makes it to the university store. >> the bookstore is a revolving door of gear coming in. if you don't get your size within 10 minutes of it being out you're not getting it for another shift. >> reporter: while everyone is looking forward to the cats winning the national title security on and around campus is a concern tonight. radnor township and state police will have patrol and mounted units securing the area all as maintenance workers have already greased light and utility poles to keep revelers from climbing them after the final buzzer. the other precaution is having the championship gear and merchandise ready if and when villanova beats carolina. the bookstore has ordered
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5,000 championship shirts that will go to printer once the game is over assuming the cats pull through. >> the championship placed about six weeks ago. the vendor had the rendering of the artwork ready to go. tomorrow morning when we win we'll be picking up from nike in new jersey and bringing thathem back tomorrow morning. >> reporter: on a slightly more serious note the president of the university sent out a letter earlier today encouraging everybody to celebrate responsibly. all classes tonight after 6:00 p.m. have been canceled. all classes tomorrow are still on schedule but university officials say that is subject to change. reporting live from villanova, walter perez, channel6 "action news." rick. >> walter, thank you. and we want to see how you are cheering on the wildcats tonight. our big board is full of viewer photos and videos and we want you to join the action as well. send us your photos on social media using #6abcaction. >> we are expecting an update from federal officials in less
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than 30 minutes about yesterday's deadly crash involving an amtrak train. at this point it is still unclear just who is at fault. that train hit a backhoe at about 8:00 yesterday morning in chester delaware county. "action news" reporter john rawlins live on the scene for us for the latest on the investigation. john. >> reporter: well, the latest, monica, is it will come up in about 30 minutes when the ntsb does brief us. they have been mum so far today. one of the things they have been looking at is what was going on on the tracks at the time of the deadly incident. so, what went wrong? given safety protocols how did the southbound train end up fatally slaming into a backhoe? yesterday the ntsb said it has a locomotive's event recorder which will supply some answers as to the train's speed and what the engineer saw and did approaching the collision. >> we're still gathering the facts at this time. as of now we have recovered the event data recorder, the forward facing video and the end ward facing video from the
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locomotive to send to our laboratory in washington, d.c. >> reporter: the train came to a stop near bishop street in trainer. the actual impact was up the track near the booth street bridge in chester. at the time this large yellow track maintenance machine sometimes called a rail vac or vac train was in place on a closed track. sometimes backhoes assist the vac train's crew. it's also normal for a safety supervisor to be on location and be in radio contact with dispatchers in order to avoid a collision. investigators are expected to look at the instructions given sunday to dispatchers, the engineer and work crews. were they all on the same page or was there a failure to communicate? so we should be getting a better idea of what the ntsb has been looking at today, what it has learned and what it can report so far today when it gives its briefing in about 30 minutes. live in trainer, john rawlins, channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, john. from our new jersey news room now, south jersey man is facing murder charges accused
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of slashing his wife's vote and leavin's throatand leaving . about the time of a crash on route 130 in delran township. fortune was arrested at a nearby diner for it. his clothes were still covered in blood at the time. he is now being held on $300,000 bail. >> former philadelphia eagle lesean mccoy will not be charged connection way fight at an olde city nightclub. this video shows that fight in question which happened back in february. off duty philadelphia police officers were involved. today philadelphia district attorney seth williams said there wasn't enough evidence to hold mccoy responsible. "action news" reporter vernon odom has more on the reasoning behind williams' decision coming up tonight at 6:00. >> mother nature's rollercoaster ride continues. accuweather is tracking rain that's moving through right now and another drop in temperatures tonight. looking live outside sky6 hd shows you the ben franklin bridge.
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it is cloudy up above and we are expecting to get very cold. in fact, a freeze warning will go into effect overnight. meteorologist cecily tynan at the big board with a first look at the accuweather forecast. hi, cecily. >> hi monica its been a wild month of weather changes. more changes on the way. take a look at high temperatures today. philadelphia 65 degrees. yesterday only 47. felt colder with the wind chill. baltimore is 70 for the high but 40 degrees colder in boston, temperatures in the 20's across new england and boston could get around four to 8-inches of snow. storm tracker6 live double scan showing there's a cold front moving through. that's what's bringing some of that rain and it will also pull down that colder air once it moves through. so, closer up showing if you're heading out tonight you really do need an umbrella. south and east of philadelphia mainly some light rain but we do have an area of some heavier rain moving across chester and delaware counties, towards philadelphia, i-95 corridor. more heavy rain moving across
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lancastelancaster county and ths with that cold front moving through. rain will slowly push to the southeast clearing the coast by about 11 o'clock but then temperatures dropping very quickly. in fact, all areas below freezing tonight. so a freeze warning la has been posted. more details in the full accuweather forecast. rick. >> cecily thank you. 11 time nba all-star and former sixers guard allen iverson is headed to their hall of fame. iverson was elected to the class of 2016 today along with nine other basketball greats. the announcement played out live on espn sports center. the class includes slack keel o'neill and cheryl swoops. iverson and the others will be inducted into the hall in september. >> that is terrific. time for a check of that "action news" traffic report monday night. >> speaking of the answer matt pelman with the answer on how to get home. >> look who's back. welcome back. >> from vacation. >> thank you. >> you missed me obviously.
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>> greatly. no vacation as you head home on this monday afternoon. several issues slowing us down like this police activity that we're now hearing is a crash in camden in eastbound lanes of admiral wilson boulevard by federal street. right lane is out of commission. coming off the ben franklin bridge you're hitting this jam. take the walt whitman bridge into south jersey or once you get off the ben hop on 676 southbound don't keep going on the admiral wilson. in hopewell township have some downed wires. we've had a lot of these the last few days. this set is along route 31 at lambertville-hopewell road. coming south on 95 in the great northeast it's definitely slow going from woodhaven through this points at coul cottman. the crash up ahead as cleared. the one on the walt whitman bridge in south philadelphia. vine street expressway looking a little wet, looking very slow this afternoon and again a warning for that you tonight they're going to be closing the vine in each direction starting at 11:00 so steer clear of it at that point. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour.
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>> good to know. thank you matt. much more still ahead on "action news at 5:00 tonight. there's a showdown brewing in the badger state. coming up at 5:30 the rising tensions on the campaign trail in wisconsin ahead of a crucial primary election. >> but first a ruling from the high court on a key voting rights case. what today's decision means for voting districts across the can country when "action news" comes right back.
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>> the supreme court handled conservatives a loss today in a key voting rights case. in a unanimous decision the court said a state can draw legislative districts based on total population. at issue in the case was the one person one vote principle dating back to the 1960's. back then the court said state legislative districts will to be drawn so that they are equal in population. they did not specify if that was the general population or the voting population which is smaller. some say today's ruling could potentially shift power from urban areas to rural areas that are more likely to favor republicans. >> it has been 48 years since the death of dr. martin luther king jr. he was gunned down at the lorraine motel in memphis tennessee on this day back in 1968. the civil rights icon was in town to support a strike by sanitation workers.
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king was shot in the neck while he was standing on the and a balcony. he was 39 years old. riots erupted in more than a hundred cities across the u.s. in the days following his assassination. >> from our delaware news room a dover high school employee and wrestling coach charged with stealing school funds allegedly. 46-year-old brian ogman was arrested after an investigation into missing funds from the high school's wrestling blaster account. he's accused of using a debit card attached to that account at dover downs casino and at a wawa convenience store. he's also charged with taking the profits made by a wrestling fundraiser. altogether he's accused of taking about $1,500. ogbin is out on. >> more than 600 artifacts from the s.s. united states are being donated to a conservancy. the u.s.s. united states has sat idle on the delaware river in south philadelphia since
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1996. the conservancy has agreed to restore the hope to a luxury liner. the mariners museum donated the artifacts which includes furniture. >> campbell soup leaders spent the day in the kitchen in camden. president and ceo denise morrison and other executives prepared a thousand meals. they worked alongside culinary students at cathedral kitchen a place that helps feed the needy. campbell workers will volunteer their time next week to make a difference in their communities. >> peco is taking the lead that's leed in this case. the utility provider has earned the leadership and energy environmental design or leed certification. it's related to $15 million in environmentally wise upgrades at peco's center city building. mayor jim kenney congratulated on the honor. >> health check. >> that's right the break through study on heart health and how more americans might be able to benefit from
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>> ♪ >> health check tonight. for the first time there is evidence cholesterol lowering drugs might prevent heart
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attacks and strokes even for people who don't already have heart disease. >> just one of the headlines coming out of some important medical meetings this week. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board for us with more. hi, ali. >> hi, guys. millions of people with heart disease are at risk for heart disease already take statin drugs which help lower bad cholesterol a new study from the cardiology meeting in chicago suggest the medication could help many more people. in a study patients with moderate heart risk taking statins had 25 percent heart attacks than those taking dummy pills. a separate study looked at a common complaint. found a new pill which blocks cholesterol in the digestive tract and new injectable drugs are good alternatives that can be used to treat tough to treat patients. >> there are often people that have very lie levels of cholesterol that need to be lowered. many already have coronary heart disease or other
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manifestations of high cholesterol. >> the injectable drugs seem to work better than the new pill but it is still very expense is. >> reporter: it costs about $14,000 a year. also today, the size your waist could help predict the chances for heart disease better than looking at body weight or body mass index. researchers followed 200 men and women with diabetes. they have a greater risk for heart disease but none in the study had symptoms. doctors found the greater the waste size, the more problems that someone had with their heart's main pumping chamber and that can lead to heart disease and to heart failure. now other studies have shown this as well but fat in the abdominal area possess a greater risk than fat elsewhere in the body. the apple shape is actually more dangerous than someone who is pair shaped. the study looked at people with diabetes but the advice is the same for everyone. for ladies you want to keep your waistline less than
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35-inches. men that number should be less than 40-inches. of course the best way to do that is with a healthy diet and exercise. rick and monica. >> that was less than 44-inches for men was that. >> 40, just 40. >> four-zero. >> he's adding a couple inches. let's look live outside right now. some rain coming down in the center city skyline area. meteorologist cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather future-day for you. we'll see when that rain clears up when "action news" comes right back. >> 46-inches. >> no, 40. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold,
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>> time for a check of accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has the forecast and don't put those heavy coats away yet cecily. >> don't put the umbrella away tonight. it seems like most of this month we're only four days in, though, but it's either been cold and windy or it's been wet. and right now it's pretty wet out there. double scan live showing there's a cold front that's pressing down from the north and this is what's bringing this band rain and a patch of some heavy rain right over philadelphia right now, i-95, the schuylkill expressway, route 13 heading towards route 70 in new jersey. so, this is certainly going to be slowing down the evening commute and there's another batch of some heavy rain that's working into chester county right now right across route one and oxford and this is also pushing to the east and this will bring a return of some very cold air.
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yesterday temperatures stuck in the 40's. today made it up to 65 degrees in philadelphia. currently it's 55. dover it's 70's. but the lehigh valley and berks county have really been stuck in that cold air all day long, temperatures only in the 40's and this also brought some pretty significant rain across the lehigh valley for a good portion of the day. that band just sitting there. it's finally beginning to sync down to the south. it will continue to push to the southeast as we head through the evening hours. future tracker showing around 7 o'clock tonight this is when we really begin dry out north and west of the i-95 corridor with some pockets of some steadier rain across south jersey and delaware. it all moves off shore around 11 o'clock but look at what begins to happen. temperatures dropping down into the 20's in reading. tomorrow morning the sunshine is back but look at these temperatures. really across-the-board below freezing, so a freeze warning has been posted. so, if you have started any planting or if your fruit
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trees have started blossoming from the warmer weather we had back in march you do want to protect the plants. not just for tonight but also for tomorrow night. a freeze warning is really in effect for two nights. so, future tracker showing not only do we have the cold air tomorrow morning, we also have some gusty winds. winds gusting up to about 30 miles an hour so wind chill tomorrow morning in the teens. bundle up as you step out for work or school. and then in the afternoon wind chills really stuck in the 30's so it's going to be cold tomorrow. for the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow 43 degrees the high despite the sunshine with wind chills no better than the 30's. wednesday 55 degrees, some high thin clouds. thursday we get back into the 60's but it comes with rain, some showers, perhaps some thunderstorms. 51 degrees on friday and saturday it's brisk and chilly with a chance of a shower. the high back down into the 40's. adam we'll let you know if you warm up for the second half of the weekend coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. it's going to be a rollercoaster ride guys.
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>> let's go live to southwest philadelphia where we're awaiting an update from the ntsb on yesterday's deadly amtrak crash in chester. that press conference is expected to start any minute. we'll have much more for you coming up next at 5:30. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> we have breaking news we are finding out the latest about that amtrak train crash yesterday. let's go to an ntsb press conference right now in southwest philadelphia. >> which has begun. there is a large amount of data to be looked at from these activities. the track group has identified the point of impact at milepost 15.7 which is just north of the booth street underpass. the track and engineering group will beginner viewing employees of the work crew tomorrow. survival factors investigators documented the equipment damage and will be testing emergency systems such as the public address system and emergency lighting tomorrow. investigators in the ntsb lab have reviewed the event recorder data. the event recorder data was of good quality and recorded up to the point of collision. the engineer placed the train into emergency approximately five seconds from the end of the recording.
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speed at that time was 106 miles per hour and the track speed at that location is 110 miles per hour. the forward facing video was of good quality. captured in color and contained audio. the video recorded up to the collision. the video shows that there was construction equipment on the track and work train equipment on the track immediately adjacent to the amtrak train's track. i'll take some questions at this time. >> you say it was on the track adjacent. then how did the collision occur, the impact. did the backhoe get off the adjacent track and get onto the main track. >> again let me state what our investigators from the lab in d.c. stated from the forward facing video. the video shows that there was construction equipment on the
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track. and work train equipment on the track immediately adjacent to the amtrak train's track. >> so, was the backhoe on the track. >> the backhoe was on the track where the amtrak train was traveling. >> that train was in the right place where it was supposed to be, is that -- >> i can't -- i can't speculate at this time. >> the train authorized to be on that track and was the construction equipment authorized to be on the track. >> i cannot speculate at this time. we're still gathering facts on that information as to who had the authority to be on that track. >> track was being worked on, the track the train was traveling on. >> again i do not have that information at this time. >> we have been listening to investigators with the national transportation safety board. they're looking into the possibility that missed communication on several levels was to blame in the death of 2:00 a.m. track workers in yesterday's deadly crash when a passenger train
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collided with a backhoe that was on the tracks and of course the ntsb still trying to determine how that backhoe, why that backhoe was on the tracks to begin with. of course we are following the story for you. our coverage of the deadly crash continuing on 6abc.com. the latest on the investigation, photos from the crash site and videos of pals jersey describing the chaotic moments at the scene yesterday. >> in other news a man was struck by a car and killed walking to work today in berks county. it happened about 6:00 a.m. on the fifth street highway in muhlenberg township. meals say 68-year-old ignacio lobo had gotten off a public bus and then tried to walk across the five lane highway. he crossed the street against the traffic signal and was hit by a vehicle that had the green light. lobo died at the scene. he worked at the nearby pet smart store. a long standoff with police in lehigh county ended peacefully early this morning. state police were called to the scene on wreck's town road near mountain road in washington township last
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night. calls were made to 911 about a man in a home there possibly with a gun. the standoff went into the overnight hours and finally ended about 3:30 this morning we're told. no one was hurt. and we are waiting to learn more about the investigation into the brutal murder of a woman in delaware county. 36-year-old markia benson was found naked beaten and stabbed in her bathtub in secane last week. officials said there were no signs of forced entry. upper darby police said they did question a person of interest but no charges have been filed. >> police looking for armed man who opened gunfire. happened outside of 51st and market street. the suspect in this surveillance video walked out of the store then for some reason started shooting. one person was hit in the chest. he is still in the hospital recovering tonight. a woman is suspected of using children as a accomplices to pull off a robbery inside of a manayunk
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business. these are surveillance photos from christie's nail salon taken on friday. detectives say the woman stole from salon employees while they were working and the two children reportedly acted as lookouts. it had become a controversial issue at princeton university. should woodrow wilson's name remain on the school's public policy building despite calls to remove it? well, today princeton's board of trustees decided to keep the former president's name on the building despite woodrow wilson's racist past and his support of segregation. the decision was announced on university web site today. many students had protested demanding the university remove wilson's name. woodrow wilson was a graduate of princeton and university president back in 1902. >> now to the 2016 race for the white house. the the republican and democratic candidates are eyeing the next primary prize, wisconsin. this while continuing to trade jabs out on the campaign trail. so, how are wisconsin voters
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lean tonight before heading to the polls tomorrow? an average of polls collector by real clear politics.com shows a tight race between democrats. vermont senator bernie sanders with 48 percent of the vote, hillary clinton with 45 percent. among the republicans texas senator ted cruz leads donald trump tonight 40 percent to 33 percent. and ohio governor john kasich comes in last with 19 percent. for the republican candidates, ways says big prize though with the winner taking most of the 42 delegates available. donald trump and ted cruz are both predicting wins. and among the democrats bernie sanders is zeroing in on the badger state's beleaguered unions while hillary clinton sets her sights elsewhere. let's led to abc's megan hughes live in washington, d.c. with the late effort. hi, megan. >> reporter: monica good evening a lot of analysts see wisconsin as a tipping point. donald trump could lock up the nomination or it could set the stage for a contests convention. donald trump holding three
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events today to win over wisconsin. hoping to get enough delegates to claim his party's nomination. >> if we do well here, folks, it's over. >> reporter: he faces an uphill battle. ted cruz leads in the polls here despite a recent national enquirer story claiming he was unfaithful to his wife. he responded to the allegation today. >> that attack was complete and utter garbage. it was complete lies and it came from donald trump and his henchmen. >> reporter: today trump targeted john kasich repeating calls for him to get out which kasich in new york today mocked. >> he's getting my votes and i want to have my votes. he's a -- this is not fair. i thought we got out of the sand box years ago. >> reporter: on the democratic side, hillary clinton in new york talking about a higher minimum wage hitting trump on that issue. >> donald trump has said that wages are too high. >> boo. >> reporter: while bernie sanders tried to woo wisconsin workers.
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>> when you want to think about the kind of administration a bernie sanders would have, kind of think about scott walker in reverse. [cheers and applause] scott walker wants to destroy trade unionism. i want to build train unionism. >> reporter: in the latest wisconsin polls show bernie sanders with a slight edge but it's within the margin of error so it's a virtual tie. in washington, megan hughes, channel6 "action news": rick. >> megan, thank you. and of course abc news will have live coverage of the results from the wisconsin primary once the polls close at 9 o'clock our time tomorrow night. you can also find up to date election results on our web site at 6abc.com. democratic candidates are stopping in our region this week. bernie sanders will hold a rally at the liacouras center on temple's campus in north philadelphia on wednesday afternoon and hillary clinton will speak to the pennsylvania afl-cio in center city wednesday morning.
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delaware and pennsylvania's primaries are three weeks from tomorrow. >> speeding can be costly and dangerous but it's actual al requirement for a woman who visited a main line school today. simona dee silvestre puts the pedal to the metal in formula racing and she discussed her wild workday during a visit to the agnes irwin girl's school. at 27 he's already respected by other peers she squares off with on the track. she wants the agnes irwin girls to also feel confident and bring that confidence to whatever they choose to do. >> all right. time now speaking of cars an update on the highways and by ways tonight. >> matt pelman let's see what's going on. hopeful no racing tonight. >> no pedal to the metal no. it's a little too wet for that this evening. we have to watch those speeds because we've had a bunch of accidents. one right here on the admiral wilson boulevard eastbound by federal that's final the gone but traffic still slow. a new crash in hammonton along 206 at middle road which of course is 613. on the big picture typical
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slowing especially in the wet conditions along 95 and the schuylkill. still have a crash in south philadelphia at fifth and ritner and don't forget walnut lane bridge now shut down until september so we started detouring around that on friday night. there's a crash in west goshen along pottstown pike at caswallen drive n chester county speeds are down. this is a live look at 202 southbound direction near 401 there's a broken down vehicle on the shoulder but it's slowing things down even a little bit more than they already would be and by villanova our crash along route 30 has cleared out but keep in mind we're going to see periodic closures along the main line tonight as we get ready for villanova to win the big game for sure later on. rick and monica, back over to you. >> we hope. absolutely. >> all right, thank you matt. much more still to come on "action news" tonight and one win away from a national championship. an entire region is pulling for the villanova wildcats tonight as they take on north carolina in the ncaa finals. we're live in houston with a preview. >> things are buzzing around one delaware school. why thousands of bees are now
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on campus. adam. >> monica we're looking at double scan live radar. some showers passing through now and then the cold winds will funnel in. we'll talk about a freeze for all of us. >> throws stories and more when "actio -- thosestories andn news" comes right back. this change in attitude brought to you by escape to margaritaville, the new instant game from the pennsylvania lottery. featuring a second chance trip to the fabulous margaritaville beach resort in hollywood beach, florida.
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>> villanova wildcats as you know are just one win away from a national title. we want to see how you are showing your team spirit. take a look at these photos cents to us to join the action. you still have plenty of time to put your picture up there and share your best wildcat memories and videos on social media. use the #6abc action and we will keep sharing them with you here on "action news." >> ♪ >> about three hours and change until tipoff and we can hardly wait. >> who is counting. >> my goodness. >> i'm counting. >> is it blue or gray. >> it's blue. >> it better be blue. >> yeah. we're fall blue tonight. >> we are. >> tonight is the night. here is a pretty awesome stat. lasalle won the ncaa championship back in 1954. villanova won in november 85. that's 31 years later.
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and tonight 31 years after that. maybe. it's meant to be. let's head live to jeff skversky with the team in houston. jeff, you have another interesting side story to this one, hm? >> reporter: hey, jamie. the last time villanova played north carolina in the final four, 2009. back then christian jenkins and nate brit were in high school. they actually watched the game sitting on the couch in the family living room. both brothers were dreaming of playing in the final four one day. here they are going head to head. it is a family final four in houston: villanova star christian jenkins is a big north carolina fan because he grew up with and lived with tarheels guard nate brit in washington, d.c. jenkins considers him his brother because brit's parents are jenkins' legal guardians. it's a family final four here in houston. >> they're just excited that we're both at this position. they don't really care who
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wins because either way they're going to be happy. i'd rather see us win of course. >> now that it's here in the national championship game that's pretty crazy. i don't think either one of us can believe it. >> reporter: jenkins was by brit's side last weekend in philadelphia when the tarheels won the elite eight but they have barely spoken since. they're set to go head to head for the national championship tonight as you can imagine they're very competitive. >> we getting ready to play to the end. he wants to beat me just as bad as i want to beat him. >> we were super competitive especially early on because kris was always looked at as the better player. >> we compete at everything. running up the steps, just anything, nobody in our house likes to lose so it's all of us, it's not just us two, it's each and every last one of us and we might be dead even. i think this one right here at the tie breaker. >> that is some ultimate brag
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rights in that family. jenkins biological parents they are here. they wanted to give kris a better life. that's why he went to live with the brits and here they are in the final four, both families not quite sure where they'll sit tonight, still trying to sort all that out and of course who they'll root for. live at the final four jeff skversky channel6 "action news." jamie. >> we want the championship to go to the brother from the city of brotherly love. thanks jeff. before villanova even tips off in the championship game philadelphia basketball fans got a big victory today in houston as the answer got the call to the hall. sixers legend allen iverson is a first ballot hall of famer. the nine time all-star who averaged almost 27 points per game for his career a.i. led the sixers to the nba finals and will forever be a fan favorite. now he'll be enshrined in the hall in springfield early september. >> i wanted to jump like mike. i wanted to shoot like bird. i wanted to be fast like ice say y i wanted to rebound like barkley. you know, i just -- i honor
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and respect the guys before me because they gave me a vision. >> could today be a better sports day in philadelphia? villanova plays for a championship, a.i. gets elec elected to the hall. and it's opening day. first inning lead off plan on second, ryan howard drops the ball. in the second freddie galvez trying to make up for at the plate. two run home run. right now phillies up two to one in the sixth. >> you did pinch me. >> he actually pinched her. >> you said pinch you. >> theoretical. >> exactly. >> i got you. >> all right. new curbside dining options are rolling into wilmington. mayor dennis williams helped unveil the new food truck parking sign. which designated areas of downtown. the city does charge a daily fee as part of a pilot program and it can be expanded if it becomes popular.
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>> all right, pretty wet out there presently right now as we have a front that's dropping in from the north on double scan live radar and we have some pockets of moderate rain but beyond this rain, the bigger change will be the cold winds moving in from the north. we have a steady area of rain now into northern parts of burlington county that extends towards cherry hill and parts of camden county here. very wet roadways across 206, route 38 even route 70 and even to the south and west we're still dealing with some light showers in parts of lancaster county, northern parts of chester county but as you can see there's a band of rain all the way from delaware county in and around media, southern parts of chester county down route one and then northern new castle county into maryland. all this is pushing off to the south and east and all of the rain will be off the coast between about 8:00 and 9 o'clock tonight. as we look at temperatures, they're dropping into the 40's and have been in the 40's through much of the day today.
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the lehigh valley and reading 55 right now in philadelphia, 67 still in millville. we topped off in the 70's in southern new jersey while to the north it was only in the 40's today, so really all about location on those temperatures from north to south. in fact we're dealing with snow in boston. four to 8-inches, cold enough on the northern ends of the storm and that cold air will wrap in as the low deepens and pushes away. future tracker at 8 o'clock tonight 46 philadelphia. that's when the rain starts to exit the city. drying out into the 30's north and west but again it's pretty quick nor rain to push offer the coast by 11 o'clock tonight. 38 philadelphia, dropping below freezing already to the north and west into the upper 20's and by tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m., these are air temperatures, not wind chills, mid-20's for most of those northwestern suburbs, upper 20's philadelphia, down to the south which means we have a freeze warning in effect for basically the entire viewing area tonight and that will extend into tomorrow night so
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take action. you need to cover those plants with plastic or even bed sheets. any of the tulips daffodils any fruit trees that have bloomed or are past bloom, even the strawberries you want to cover them up if you want to salvage any of the blossoms as we get into the latter part of the spring as temperatures will be dropping into the 20's. there bus stop, layers for the kids tomorrow morning, 28 to 29. wind chills only in the teens. the winds will be gusting to near 30 miles an hour tomorrow morning, into the afternoon with high pressure over the great lakes. 17 degrees below average tomorrow with a high of just 43 degrees. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, good thing we have here tomorrow full sunshine but again, very chilly. high clouds, very little bit in the way of some dim sun. 55 on wednesday. we do warm it on thursday but it comes with rain and a thunderstorm, 63. breezy cooler way leftover shower on friday of 51 degrees.
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then over the we could another round of cold air. 46 saturday, going back to the 20's saturday night into sunday before we warm to near 60 for the phillies at home here on monday. >> okay. >> thank you so much. >> thank you adam. high school students in delaware are helping grow the bee population with a kind of a neat project. they were very careful certainly and wore protective gear when they inserteed the queen bee and her drones into ie hive. they'll be kept in the protected area at the greenhouses. honey will be used by the students who are studying culinary arts and also sold to the public.
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>> right now jim gardner and the "action news team are standing by with this story and more next at 6:00. seth williams announces the fate of lesean mccoy and others involved in a bar brawl caught on video. >> that and much more coming up next. for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night, the state of new jersey files suit against atlantic city and an oil spill shutshuts down parts of roosevet boulevard in the mayfair section of philadelphia. the big story on "action news" tonight is a night of destiny for nova nation. this is nrg stadium in houston. it is here that villanova will
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take on the north carolina tarheels tonight for the national championship. we have got our own team covering the big event. alicia vitarelli and jeff skversky are in houston. sarah bloomquist is in bryn mawr near the villanova campus. let's begin our coverage with alicia inside nrg center where villanova fans are rallying for their beloved wildcats. hi alicia. hey, jim. there's a pep rally going on at this very moment here at nrg center. we have about 3,000 very excited wildcats with us here tonight. we're waiting on the pep fans and the clear leaders. you can fee -- cheerleaders. you can feel the electricity. one more win. the v's are up tonight. the host is the president of villanova university, father peter done lieu. he's become a pretty popular guy around here. you finally know what it's like to be a member of one direction.

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